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Full text of "Annual (1981)"

Shortridge High School 



3401 North Meridian 



Indianapolis, Indiana 







,, ^ _ he halls of Shortridge High 
I I Scho^arPfilled with pe^T 
p\e of all races, religions 
and backgrounds. When 
Shortridge J HPJll:^ a jf a wtto1e7 ifl 
appears as "just another school" 
made up of a whole lot of people 
crammed inside a rather old, slightly 
run down, ivy covered building. As 
people most often thinl^about mem- 
selves and what they are involved in, 
it becomes easy to forget that th 
masses of people encountered daily 
are made up of individuals each like 
yourself. I . 

This publication, the 1981 Shor- 
tridge -Annual,.' is particularly interest- 
ed in the many individuals involved in 
Shortridge High School, It is con- 
cerned with th# students, the teach- 
ers, the administrators, the janitors, 
the cooks, the parents, the alumni, 



the little brothers and sisters, the 
cockroaches hiding in the far corners 
of the basement, and the marigolds 
growing ^defiantly from their cement 
flower boxes on the threshold of the 
school. It is the objective of this pub- 
lication to look inside each and every 
individual who cares, and show the 
joy, the sorrow, the worries, the an- 
ger and the laughter which encom- 
asses them from day to day. 

d every one of you who 
look over these pages are one of 
those individuals. Whatever your re- 
lationship is to Shortridge, your abili- 
ty to be one in the crowd while also 
being a part of the crowd is noticed 
and recorded by this book. 




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Lives off the years and the wind. 
She bends to sing and sin. 
She grins 'cause big as the earth afld 
Has her fingers in the dirt digging 
To find China. 

My backyard tree leans against the fence 
AH summer and gets drunk on raw r 
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of driveway cement by growing right up fprough it. 
She makes air out of smoke 

She jokes and pokes fun at the man in the moon and » 
nts the blue sky green at noon, 
backyard tree teases the seasons by 
here all year. 

o fear of feeling free and seems pleased just to 
reezy sky in her hair 

got a fair flare for flaunting gaudy branches 
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Clears her mind by writing silent poems on theHrive , 
in Autumn. 

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THEY CALL HIM the whistling mailman Russel Webster 

jams to jazz licks during a neighborhood summer festival in 

nearby Tarkington Park. 



A BEAUTIFUL GOLDEN SUNSET is just the way to end 
rough water and strong wind sailing. 

KERRY JONES gives his friend Jeffery Walker a quick shower. 
No matter how hot it got, the SHS football team couldn't be 

stopped. 




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FORREST RADCLIFFE, senior, devoted Kinney's 
employee by day, joyous partier by night. 

MAEVE SPICER, senior, spent the summer in 
Switzerland, where the camp was a cow pasture 
donated by a kindly mountain farmer. All buildings 
had to be constructed by the campers themselves 
out of Army tarps and logs. Wasser, the Suiss 
German word for water, was the name this sight was 
dubbed. 



Summer Daze 



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Summer Daze the saying tends to 

bring out a rather lethargic feeling, a feeling 
of luxurious indulgement that provokes our 
tendency toward laziness to come forth in all 
it's glory. Yet the memories of the past sum- 
mer contradict these thoughts entering our 
minds. 

Many devoted students continued going 
to school right through the summer in hopes 
of obtaining their driver's license, and 
though the summer was not a dream of re- 
laxation, their efforts are now paying off as 
they find they no longer need to search to 
find a ride to the latest SHS social event. 
They now can arrive in style, jingling car 
keys in hand. 

Meanwhile several Ridgers spread to the 
far corners of the nation to gain their con- 
tinuing education and fun in the sun. Rumor 
has it that a few students even allowed them- 
selves to be submerged in the language, cul- 
ture or fine arts of a foreign country! 

As ambitious as many students became to 
use their summers to the summit, there luck- 
ily remained just enough Ridgers to form the 
Blue Crush and get our football team off to a 
good start, arousing the feelings of spirit 
everyone had set aside for the Summer Daze 



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The ABC's Of 
Politics 

Anderson? Bush? Carter? Which one? Before the 
November 2 election, many high school students had 
conflicting ideas about who should run our country, in 
spite of the small number of students who were actual- 
ly voting age. The media made it clear that everyone 
was unsatisfied with the choices. People feared that 
Reagan would start a war, Carter would lose control of 
the economy, and Anderson would encounter prob- 
lems due to lack of experience. The choice seemed to 
be most difficult for those who felt Anderson was best, 
yet were firmly set against Reagan. Would votes for 
Anderson take away votes for Carter and cause Rea- 
gan to win? Or did Anderson really have a chance? 
Another issue important to Shortridgers was the 
choice between Andrew Jacobs and Sheila Suess for 
the eleventh district representative to Congress. Do 
we need a change from Jacobs? Would Sheila Suess 
do a better job? A poll of Ridgers revealed a variety of 
ideas. 

The issue most often discussed was the importance 
of voting. Libby Guernsey, freshman, said, "I can't 
vote because I'm too young, and I'm glad because 
there isn't anyone to vote for! If I could vote I'd 



probably vote for Anderson, but that would be a last 
resort." Roy Taylor, a senior nearing voting age, com- 
mented, "I'm not old enough to vote and I wouldn't if I 
could because it's all very confusing." Theresa Turner, 
sophomore, said, "I'm not interested in politics at all 
because I'm not old enough to vote." 

However, some Ridgers are looking forward to the 
voting age. Phillip Bates proclaimed, "I wish I were old 
enough to vote because I'd make my vote count." 
Kevin Thomas, senior, commented, "I'm very interest- 
ed in the '80 elections. I think people should take 
politics more seriously." 

The opinions about the presidential candidates were 
very well defined, both similarly and conflictingly. The 
majority of students seemed to feel that Carter was 
most aware of the needs of blacks, while Reagan 
seemed ignorant of their existance. Michael Mimms, 
junior, stated, "None of the candidates do very much. 
I'd rather have Carter back in office because he's more 
for blacks than Reagan." Jeffery Pettigrew, senior, 
said, "I know that what Carter has done for the people 
is not spectacular, but it's not bad. He'd do better than 
Reagan or Anderson." Phillip Bates said, "It's a dog 
fight and people are getting hurt, but it's interesting to 
me. I think Carter is for the blacks while Reagan will 
keep the rich rich and the poor poor." Roy Taylor, 
stated, "Reagan wants to down youth programs and 
that's bad because these programs keep people off the 



On November 6, 1979 Iranian militants 
stormed the American Embassy in Tehran 
and took hostage 50 American embassy offi- 
cials. They demanded the return of the shah, 
who was receiving medical treatment in the 
U.S. at that time, and his wealth. They also 
accused the embassy staff of being spies. 
They, of course, have diplomatic immunity 
under International Law, thus the Iranians 
could not arrest them on any charge. 

Since the hostages were taken, there have 
been innumerable delays by the Iranians on 
deciding the fate of the hostages, the Iran- 
ians always blaming their ills on the U.S. or 
the hostages. 

Things were further complicated by Rus- 



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sia's invasion of Afghanistan, which has a 
common boarder with Iran as does Russia. 
The U.S. showed displeasure with Russia for 
this aggressive action by boycotting the 
1980 Summer Olympics. 

Next, Iran was attacked by Iraq in an 
effort to reclaim land that the two countries 
have been fighting over for thousands of 
years. The fighting threatened to spread, 
thus drastically reducing the amount of oil 
flowing through the Persian Gulf area. Iran, 
of course, again postponed a decision on the 
fate of the U.S. hostages. With any luck, by 
the time you get your 1981 Annual, the 
hostages will be back home. 



SHORTRIDGE tied a yellow ribbon round the old 
oak tree, a sign of hope that the hostages would 

soon return. 



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streets." The most common opinion of Anderson was 
that he didn't have enough experience and wasn't well 
enough known. Jasper Edwards, said, "He doesn't 
talk enough. No one knows what he thinks about any 
issues." Jasper also had the most surprising suggestion 
as to who should run the country. "I think Nixon 
should run for president. I know what happened, but 
remember how good the economy was when he was in 
office. He kept inflation down. I know he was taking 
money, but all presidents are going to that. The only 
difference is that Nixon's friends told on him." 




JASPER EDWARDS, Michael Mimms, Jeffery Pettigrew, There- 
sa Turner, Roy Taylor, Lynda Edmond, Libby Guernsey, Marcia 
Johnson, and Phillip Bates discuss their political opinions. 



Many students were disturbed by the way in which 
the candidates publicized their campaigns. Marcia 
Johnson, senior, stated, "They put each other down 
very hard, but that's politics." Libby Guernsey said, 
"They take up too much time on television. Their 
campaigns are dirty. All that the candidates do is 
criticize each other to make themselves look good." 
Many objections were made when Carter chose not to 
participate in a debate sponsored by the League of 
Women Voters because of Anderson's presence. On 
the contrary Kevin Thomas stated, "Carter was right 
to decline, because Reagan and Anderson would gain 
on him. Then, he would lose more support." 

Concerning the representative for eleventh district 
to Congress, Kevin said, "Sheila Suess has a chance. 
Jacobs has been in for a long time and people are 
ready for a change." Marcia Johnson, said, "I really 
don't think that Shelia Suess will win, but anything is 
possible." Michael Mimms, commented, "I think Suess 
needs more experience." 

Though high school students are notorious for being 
apathetic about the political situation of their country, 
this pole seemed to show that once inside the crowd, 
when looking at the individual, each students' ideas, 
beliefs, and feelings were very strong in spite of the 
confusion and discontent with this year's election 
choices, each person had his own thoughts-each one in 
the crowd. 





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AN IRANIAN FIGHTER was blasted in half during 
an Iraqi air raid. Iraq attacked Iran while they were 
having difficulties with the U.S. in hopes of easily 
gaining control of bordering land which the two 
countries have been fighting over for hundreds of 
years. 



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SHS Life 

The first bell rang and 
the first crowd entered for 
the year 1980-1981. 
Advancing in age and 
knowledge, these individuals 
began the journey through 
another 200 days. High 
hopes and high spirits filled 
these minds and hearts to 
create an atmosphere of 
Shortridgitiveness. Prepare 
for take-off. Another great 
year is on it's way. 





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Weekends! 

Those two days between Friday and 
Monday that we call the weekend are 
well savored by Ridgers. Rarely do 
you find a Blue Devil cooped up in the 
house for a whole two days! 

Those who are really spirited can be 
found cheering for our teams, wherev- 
er the athletes may roam. It's amazing 
how so many people enjoy cheering 
for blue and white. 

Every now and then, we all love to 
"get down, get funky, get loose," and 
move to the groove of the latest loo- 
ney tune. Although disco is out, danc- 
ing is in at places like the Galaxy. 
They're even doing it on wheels at 
U.S.A. Skating Rinks. Wherever the 
music goes the Ridgers are sure to 
follow. 

The night isn't where the weekends 
stop either. If you find someone enjoy- 
ing the sun either alone or with friends 
at Eagle Creek or wherever the sur- 
roundings are appropriate, chances 
are they're associated with the Ridge. 
The variety of things to do is unlimited 
at Eagle Creek, from a romantic picnic 
to a rough game of Buck-Buck. You're 
sure to find an activity to fit your 
mood. 

The downtown area is where many 
of us have found tasty relief from the 
cafeteria blues at the City Market, 
Shapiro's, or Brother Junipers. The 
food varies from large sandwiches 
topped with natural goodies to choco- 
late chip cookies six inches in diame- 
ter. 



LOU RAWLS appeared with Natalie Cole Octo- 
ber 12 at the Convention Center in a one perfor- 
mance concert. It was a concert many Ridgers 
did not miss. 

BLUE DEVILS ARE NUMERO UNO! Students 
get psyched up for Homecoming Weekend at a 
pep session. 



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THE RIDGER'S DREAM to achieve Fame! 
Fame was a popular movie that many of us went 
to see. 

CURTIS MICKLE and saxophonist, Linda Smith 
jam on the SHS Pep Song. 

DOWNTOWN IS THE PLACE to find Shor- 
tridgers on weekends. Shopping for clothes, 
concert tickets and delicious foods are activities 
to take part in downtown, as well as meeting 
friends and just hanging out. 



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Autumn 



A crisp chill fills the air. The leaves come 
aflame with a brilliance only nature can cre- 
ate. Fall exploded upon us. One day the sun 
warmed the air to a sweltering 80, the next 
day the mercury dropped to a high of 50. Of 
course these changes aroused many stu- 
dents. There was a slight drop in classes as 
Ridgers tried to take advantage of the last 
several sundrops sprinkling upon us. Talking 
with seniors revealed a common uneasiness 
as test dates and deadlines loomed in the 



very near future. "How am I gonna make it 
on my own?" But the feeling of superiority 
quickly returned to these elder students as 
they saw the freshmen with lost, unsure 
looks upon their faces. 

A cycle could be seen, a cycle which 
prompted a sigh of relief. Life will go on. Yet 
there is a slight change in it all, a difference 
made by different individuals filling the same 
roles, just altering the process enough that 
each one stood out in the crowd. 















A PERFECT SCENE for fall, a large harvest 
moon and romance. 



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AT MORRISON'S in Glendale, Sue Bledsoe 
tries on a stylish hat with an approving smile. 



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YOUTH DAY was held October 11 at Market 
Square Arena for kids of all ages. The Indy 
Checkers had a display to publicize the team. 




TAMMY HARRIS accommodates the weather 
which hopped up and down the thermometer 
this fall by wearing a sweatshirt with her shorts. 




Fashion On Ridge Row 



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ROY TAYLOR ILLUSTRATES the arrow part which 
was popular among Shortridgc males last fall. 



JEFFERY AND GREGORY ELLIS try to convince 
Cheryl Colston that two is more fun than one. 





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It was the year to be yourself as far as 
most Ridger's attire was concerned. Walking 
down the hall at Shortridge, you were likely 
to see a variety of styles. Individuality had a 
lot to do with the clothes people chose to 
wear. 

Signatures were no longer confined to the 
pages of autograph books. Such names as 
Pierre Cardin, Gloria Vanderbilt, Calvin 
Klein, and Bill Blass could be found on back 
pockets of many Shortridge students. 

The ever popular plaid skirts, tweed 
pants and sweaters seemed to be the fall and 
winter fashions. Rumor had it that the skirt 
would fly to the thigh, but the closest 
Ridgers got to mini skirts were the S.H.S. 
cheerleaders. 

Hairstyles of '80-81 show conformity 
among young men at Shortridge. The neat 
look was in, but as for the young ladies it was 
more day to day commodity. 

THE ELLIS TWINS, Nannette Obie, and Viki 
Shepard think that fancy attire and charming smiles 
are essential to climb the ladder of success. 



"WHAT YOU SEE IS what you get," says Viki 
Shepard in her sassy outfit. 




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Spirit SHS Style 

This years Homecoming was one of 
the best examples of school spirit that 
Shortridge has seen in a long time. It 
started a whole week ahead of time as 
the seniors decorated the senior hall, 
daring anyone who wasn't of senior 
status to enter their territory. The 
very spirited juniors, not to be shown 
up by the upperclassmen, then deco- 
rated their hall as well as all the foot- 
ball players' lockers! But the spirit 
really showed when the pep session 
got under way. It was an uplifting sight 
to see the entire school at one time 
cheering with enthusiasm. There was a 
great turn out of Shortridge fans to see 
the Blue Crush play the Marshall Patri- 
ots. Though the game ended in defeat 
for our Devils, Ridgers carried on their 
celebrating spirit in their wild adven- 
tures for the evening. 



THE WILD 'N' CRAZY Juniors won the 

Homecoming float contest with their theme of "Sink 

the Patriots" Boston Tea Party style. 



OUR MARCHING BLUE DEVILS under direction of 

Mr. Samuels and our drum major Mark Durham 

performed for the first time. The Devilettes and 

majorette, Kivya Barlowe were the prettier part of 

the halftime show. 



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Special Lady 

Once more the Juniors and Seniors of 
Shortridge High School got ready for an- 
other memorable evening at the 1980 Prom. 
With the theme "Sitting On Top of the 
World," the couples entered the doors of St. 
Peter Claver with excitment and anticipation 
of what the evening would bring. These ele- 
gently dressed couples danced to the beat of 
Ra and the Sunship and then led by newly 
crowned King, Henry Reed, and Queen, Fe- 
licia Edwards, swayed cheek to cheek for 
the King and Queen's dance to the tune of 
"Gotta Be A Special Lady." 

As was promised, this evening of dining 
and dancing proved to be a success as each 
couple in the crowd showed their apprecia- 
tion of all the work that went into making 
this magical evening happen by thoroughly 
enjoying themselves. 





HENRY REED and Felicia Edwards showed their 
moves on the dance floor. 



JUDY MOORE and Angela Martindale congratulate 
their new Prom Queen Felicia Edwards. 



MIKE DOHRENWEND, Henry Reed, Kevin Thomas, 

Ezra Johnson wait impatiently to find out which one 

of them is Prom King! 



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Seniors Sponsor Spectacular Show 




Every year the Senior class sponsors a 
variety show. This year it was better than 
ever. Singing, dancing, and comedy acts 
took part in this "classy" event. Spectacular 
voices of Anthony Vinson, Patricia Ander- 
son, Mark Durham, Jessica Hayes and many 
others amazed and captivated the audience. 
Felecia Edwards and Tony Brown thought it 
best to come out on stage on wheels. The 
rollerskating duo inspired the audience to 
"Rock, Roll and Bound" along. For Shor- 
tridge Alum, Tracy Markham, it was a nostol- 
gic event to perform in the show once 
again. Even a teacher and administrator par- 
ticipated. Mr. El and Miss Miller tantilized 
the crowd with their soulful voices. Taking 
home first prize was Anthony Vinson. Tony 
Pepper's band was awarded second place. 



MR. EL AND MRS. MILLER practice to perfect 
their act for the Senior Variety Show 

TAMAR WHITTED, the Senior Variety Show 
chairman excuse me chairperson has 

everything in order. 

ANTHONY VINSON gives us an example of his 
award winning talent. 



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SHORTRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL 




CALEB MILLS HALL 



Thursday and Fridav, November 20, 21 — 7:30 p.m. 



Happy Talk atSHS 

South Pacific is a Rogers and Hammerstein musical which was 
written during World War II about the American sailors and marines 
on a south pacific island which they took over. Under the hot lights 
of Caleb Mills Hall, palm trees swayed and grass skirts shook up the 
Shortridge audience. The chilly weather of November 20th and 21st 
was soon to be forgotten once you were seated in front of the 
beautiful sets palm trees, volcanos, and clear blue oceans. 

This musical involves many love stories but the show's comedy 
topped it off. The special touch of humor brought on by our own 
Tamar Whitted portraying Bloody Mary and the funny Brent Hen- 
don as Billis was found to be the ticklish spot of our audience's 
funnybone. A wealthy, middle agedFrench planter, Emile De Beo- 
que, portrayed by Anthony Vinson, falls in love with the young 
nurse, ensign Nellie Forbush, played by Lisa Contrers. At first this 
doesn't appear to be a good relationship but later has a happy 
ending. Lt. Cable, played by Mark Durham, arrives to set a watch on 
a Japanese held island nearby when he becomes the next victim of 
love. He falls for Bloody Mary's daughter Liat. 

After many latenight rehearsals and the curtain's time to rise was 
soon, Philip Hirsch, Drama director, and Myron El, Vocal director, 
gathered the entire cast together for a last few words of inspiration. 
In this large mass of confusion the smiles grew larger for the fact that 
it was so close to show time. 

Even though the production was accompanied by small audiences 
it proved to be a delightful evening. All the help from talented set 
designer Tom Birk and the stage crew led by Jerry Lucas which did 
an exquisite job of creating the illusion of a realistic South Pacific 
island aided in producing a believable atmosphere. A job well done 
to the entire cast including Tom and Jerry. 



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BLOODY MARY played by Tamar Whitted, has won the 
hearts of all the service men on the island. 



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Special 
Thanks 

MYRON EL Vocal Director 

PHILIP HIRSCH ... . Drama Director 

DeWITT SAMUEL Band Director 

TOM BIRK Set Design and Painting 

JERRY LUCAS and STAGE CREW Sets 

SENIOR CLASS Publicity 

SUE CEROLA Publicity 

PAUL GALL AWAY Piano Accompani- 
ment 

CATHEDRAL HIGH SCHOOL Costumes 
BRUCE BROSIUS Choreography 



THE MAIN MEN that held this production together EMILE DEBECQUE, played by Anthony Vinson, 

were Mr. El, Mr. Hirsch, Mr. Birk, and Mr. Lucas. tries to romance Nellie Forbush, played by Lisa 

Contreras, to become his wife. 
BLOODY MARY TRIES to con Lt. Cable, played by 
' Mark Durham, into buying some of her island wears. 




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A Very Merry Christmas Concert 



The Music Department held the annual 
Christmas Concert on December 17. The 
Shortridge Orchestra set the mood for the 
evening by playing Little Drummer Boy. Ca- 
leb Mills Hall then filled with joyous voices as 
the Beginning and A Cappella choirs per- 
formed several selections highlighted with 
solos by Jaqueline Slatter, Berlynne Turner 
and Anthony Vinson. Tamar Whitted and 
Mark Durham surprised attentive listeners 
with a duet of Silver Bells. The evening 
came to an end soon after the band had 
aroused the audience with the energentic 
song Sleigh Ride. Toes tapped, voices car- 
oled, and memories were flooded by 
thoughts of happy holidays. 

AND THE BAND PLAYED ON This year's 

Christmas concert featured a variety of music which 

the band practiced to perfection many weeks in 

advance. 




During the fall of 1980 the I.P.S. School 
Board announced it's plans to close at least 
one high school. In response to the threat on 
Shortridge's life, this poster was produced 
to inform students and teachers about what 
they could do to save their school. 



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INDIANAPOLIS 



Once again, we are hearing the rumblings of the possibility of Shortridge 
being closed. Many people feel that the current threat is perhaps the most 
serious in recent years. Over the next two months several hearings will be held 
to determine whether or not Shortridge is, indeed, one of the Indianapolis 
Public High Schools destined to bite the dust. 

But fear not, fellow Shortridgers, just as this threat upsets many of us, it 
also draws us together. In other words, Shortridge students, old and new, are 
again joining together to fight off this ominous threat. 

How can you support your school? One is to be ready to attend any 
hearings or meetings that could influence the fate of Shortridge; and what 
better way to appear at the meetings or anywhere than in a shirt, sweatshirt or 
jacket emblazoned with the words "Shortridge IS Indianapolis"? 

Yes, for only $1.00 you can have this slogan silk screened on any article of 
clothing you wish. Help show your school spirit by bringing your shirts, sweats, 
or any other garment, to room 320 where Ms. Cerola and her art energy team 
will print your garb from now until December 18, periods one through eight. 
The article of clothing, naturally is suggested to be either blue or white. 

Don't let your school and all it stands for die without a fight, do your part 
to save Shortridge. 



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Vaudeville Acts Get Down To Business 



"There's No Business Like Show Busi- 
ness," was the theme for this years Junior 
Vaudeville. Once again it was apparent that 
a lot of time effort, and emotion went into 
this theatrical production. To start off the 
show, some of Shortridge's own Devilettes 
performed a danceline to the Vaudeville's 
famous theme song. The first act continued 
the high quality of entertainment with "A 
Neptune Interlude" written by Edie Cassell 
and Dianna Maynard. It was followed by 
"The Last Remake of the Mummy's Curse," 
a comedy written by Mike Selby and Cyrus 
Behroozi which had the audience rolling on 
the floor in laughter. The third and final act 



was "Homer's Odyssey" written by Julia 
Wegner and Paul Galloway. Along with 
these three terrific casts, there were four 
intermission acts. Suzanna Mitchell sang, 
with a little help from her family, while Pat- 
rick Appleton daringly rode his six foot uni- 
cycle. Rhonda McNiel, Sarah Lobley and 
Kristin Johnson thrilled their viewers with 
stylish dancing. 

After the final curtain call a grand feeling 
of satisfaction filled those who attended and 
participated in this annual gala. A hearty 
congratulations is due to everyone who was 
involved in this years Junior Vaudeville for a 
fine job done. 





ROCHELLE BOYD AND Mark Durham give each 

other a smile of confidence as they see this 

yearsVaudeville form. 

DEVILETTES; Row One: Rhonda McNiel, Carla 

Williams. Row Two: Kim Johnson, Kathy LeForge, 

Tammy Holtz, Syephanie Butler, Mary Ann Endsley. 

RHONDA MCNIEL strikes a classic pose for a 
yearbook photographer during Vaudeville Practice. 

PATRICK APPLETON displays his high rise one- 
wheeler. 

SUZANNA MITCHEL intently watches the 
excitement brewing as Vaudeville practices begin. 





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Act I; Back Row; Hannah Meadows, Ricky Rodney, 

Cathy Hinant, Kim Johnson, Harry Summers, Jacque 

Slatter, Front Row; Andrea Floyd, John Riser. 

Act II; Back Row; Chris Wood, Adam Coleman, 

David Guernsey, Derex Walker, Katie Walker, Front 

Row; Anne Daniell, Paul West, Chris Keys. 

Act III; Ava Dorn, Tamar Whitted, Toni Brown, 

Kelly Vale, Lisa Contreras, Rhonda McNiel, Front 

Row; Damon Davis, Jeff Whitesell, William Thomas, 

Clara Barnett, Jeffrey Wallace. 



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High Class Acts Starring In Caleb Mills 



H1DETAR0 SUZUKI, principle violinist and concert 

master of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra 

plays his violin with style that is studied around the 

nation. 

LES TAYLOR and his jazz band entertain Ridgers 
with a variety of tunes, 



Ridgers saw and heard proof that the ad- 
ministration really got their heads together 
to think of cultural activities to benefit the 
student. Starting in October, a series of audi- 
toriums was presented during 3rd period to 
the entire school. After several years of split 
auditoriums which confused teachers, stu- 
dents, and schedules, the administration de- 
cided to have only one auditorium for all 
students. The result was studded with suc- 
cess. 

The first auditorium was a pep session for 
homecoming. In only 40 minutes, Ridgers 
had Caleb Mills Hall bursting with spirit. 
Next to hit the Ridge, on October 22, was 
Artist in Residence, Les Taylor. Students 
were showing signs of excitement even be- 
fore entering the auditorium as the smooth, 
jazzy tones of Les Taylor and band drifted 
into the hallways. Les Taylor, a native of 
Indpls., comes to Shortridge every Tuesday 
and Thursday to instruct all musicians inter- 
ested in jazz. His performance demanded a 
standing ovation. 

The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra 
made their annual visit to the Ridge, bringing 
with them Hidetaro Suzuki, a famed Japa- 
nese violinist. Directed by Kenneth Kiesler, 



the symphony played a variety of music, 
ranging from a ballet for elephants by Dvo- 
rak to the soundtrack from Star Wars, to 
illustrate the great versatility of the sympho- 
ny. Ridgers showed their respect and appre- 
ciation for all who performed. The adminis- 
tration deserves a big hand for all their work. 




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The purpose of this school or any school is to educate 
each individual who enters its doors to its fullest capac- 
ity. We here at Shortridge believe that the variety of 
classes offered to us are the common factors that unite 
us in academic harmony. This past year has carried on 
the SHS tradition of upholding a stringent yet enjoyable 
educational program. 

There is a hope that within these next several pages a 
few hundred people will be flooded with the excitement 
that carried through the 1980-81 school year. 




Shortridge's Third Year As Home Of Performing Arts School 



It is appropriate that this section starts 
with Introduction to Performing Arts be- 
cause this is where it all begins. In Intro. 
Perf., as it is familiarly called, students learn 
basic techniques of each of the five compo- 
nents: Music, Visual Arts, Theater, Dance 
and Writing. The purpose of this course is 
for students to become a good audience of 
art in all forms. Intro. Perf. also offers a 
chance for students to realize their talents 
and prepare for auditions in the separate 
components. 

But this class is more than study it also 
includes writing and filming soap operas, 
choreographing and performing dances and 
drawing portraits. Guest performers are a 
very important part of introduction to Per- 
forming Arts. Students have the opportunity 
to learn about art from the artists them- 
selves. 





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An Artist's View 

How would you like to be in a class where 
you are graded on your originality? Original- 
ity is one of the most important aspects of 
the SPA Visual Arts class. In this class, be- 
tween six and eight brave people work on 
everything from portraits to sculptures. 

Although a questionable feature of a 
school of Performing Arts, Visual Arts is an 
integral part of this magnet program. It is 
also unique in many ways. While in most 
components it is necessary to audition for 
placement, with a song, a piece from a play, 
or a movement class, V.A. students are ex- 
pected to present a portfolio of their works. 

Field trips are a frequent experience of 
the V.A. students. Inspiring surroundings 
are very important to all artists. For students 
of the Visual Arts component, this could 
mean a corridor of the Indianapolis Museum 
of Art, a bit of shade in the courtyard, or a 
cluttered, very familiar, room with classical 
music in the air. 

In Visual Arts most people have a special- 
ty. Students are given more freedom to "go 
their own way" than in regular art class. 
Assignments are given but you are "on your 
own" to develop them. Visual Arts is a chal- 
lenging part of the School of Performing 
Arts which allows much space for individual- 
ism. 

FIRST AND second period Introduction to the Perform- 
ing Arts students focus on a study in portrait drawing. 



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In Harmony 



Confused vocal and instrumental students 
stumble through sight singing exercises and 
various other lessons, such as conducting 
and performance techniques in the Ad- 
vanced SPA Music Class. 

This class is quite different from past 
years, singers and instrumental musicians 
are together in one class learning many as- 
pects of music instead of having intensive 
study in just one area. With a grant from 
Young Audiences, some students are receiv- 
ing weekly private lessons. Young Audi- 
ences also sponsors visiting artists who come 
to perform and answer questions. And, of 
course, all SPA Music students are required 
to perform at least once every six weeks. 
Everyone helps to critique each other with 
the assistance of their instructor, Roger S. 
Spaulding. Mr. Spaulding is kept very busy 
by his students, expecially by dodging com- 
ments based on his name. 

With this type of class, students are given 
the chance to develope their own creativity 
while helping classmates in their studies. 

PAUL GALLOWAY demonstrates his conducting 
techniques in SPA Music class. 

MISHON RODDY AND Tina Summerfield develope 
symbols of the past, present and future of their lives in 
SPA Visual Arts class as instructor Patt Tiemier looks 



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A Dancer Dances 



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What is the first thing that comes to your 
mind when you hear the word "dance"? Do 
you picture hair tightly pulled into buns and 
shiny pink pointe shoes? Or do you have an 
image of bangles and bellybuttons? If you 
chose the first answer, you have just won a 
pair of season tickets to the New York City 
Ballet performances. 

Well, "dance" for the students enrolled in 
the Performing Arts Dance course means a 
lot more than toe shoes or bellybuttons. It 
means dancing five days a week whether 
there's frost on the ballet barres or steamy 
mirrors. It means tearing off sweaty tights 
and leotards after class, showering in John- 
sons and Johnson's Baby Powder and jump- 
ing into your clothes in just two and one half 
minutes. It also means a total dedication to 
your interest in dance (ie, concentrating on 
keeping your arms in third arabesque in that 
flying split leap across the dance studio). It 
can mean aggravation when your hair pins 
fly out of your hair while you attempt a 
quaduple turn, but dance can also mean ex- 
hileration when an instructor gives you a 
compliment for your efforts. 

A theory on "dance": it may not be a bed 
of roses, but who ever said that in the pro- 
cess of collecting petals, you wouldn't have 
to tap dance on a few thorns. 

AN IMPORTANT goal of an actor is to learn as 

much about one's self as possible. Theatre student, 

Lisa Contreras, explores past experiences through 

hypnosis while Jeff Whitesell, Helen Coleman, and 

Greg Goggins, supervise. 





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Call Backs 

Theater is the art of the dramatic per- 
former. Theater is special because in drama 
you are given a chance to express yourself. 
It can be used to share an idea, illustrate a 
theory, or just used to "let yourself go". 
With theater you are given a chance to try a 
different personality for size. You can be- 
come a different person. 

The Performing Arts Theater class meets 
Monday through Friday for the first three 
periods at the Civic Theater on the grounds 
of the Indianapolis Museum of Art. The stu- 
dents and Roberta Bowers and Liz White, 
the theater teachers, start each day with 
warm-up exercises and voice exercises. 
These exercises, just as exercises of a danc- 
er, help the artists loosen up and prepare to 
work. During the remainder of the class time 
students work on concentration, relaxation 
(harder than you think), body movement, 
stage presence, interpretation of the writer's 
material, and other theater performance 
qualities. Often, students split up into 
groups to practice dialogues and to criticize 
and help each other. As "homework", stu- 
dents are often expected to read plays, write 
reports on them, and practice roles for 
plays. Analysis papers are also a part of 
theater "homework". To be a theater stu- 
dent is to encounter new, exciting exper- 
iences every day. 




DANCE KALIEDOSCOPE member, Ginger Hall 
leads beginning class in contractions. 



BARRE EXAM-Beginning students Tara Hall and 
Heather Strickland stretch at the barre during one of 
the periodic exam claases. 



GREG GOGGINS and Susan Gerard practice oral 
interpretation in Theatre class. 



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Future Recipients Of Pulitzer Prizes 




In a dark smoky room sit two 
thoughtful writers. Every day for 
three periods you can find these 
characters in the English office. They 
make up the writing component of 
Performing Arts. Liz White is the ad- 
visor and oversees the class. 



The bum plays his bottle of rum like a drum 

There is no measure to his back street beat 

The bum rides in the sattle of the rattling sidewalk 

He talks about battle and the scattered feelings 

He speaks without words about the wheeles barrelling past 

They must interrupt his latest mass 

They splash trash on his ash. 

He tastes the faces on the store front glass 
Passing backwards like blank seconds 
On a clock 

He hears clicks and shocking trucks blasting by 
Echoing hollow moans in his halls upstairs 
He smells his rum coming to drink him. 
He sees everything he looks at but 
Watches nothing above eye level. 

He lives alone 

On carpeted stone, feeling the tone and hue 

Of drowning in shining wine 

He's in his late days and lays in the 

Hazy gutter, knowing the t.v. screen street keeps 

His feet in line. 

He's happier there cause he knows everybody 

Doesn't know him. 

He knows when to quit and 

Feels it in the weight of his beggar's hat hand 

He knows when he's holding spare change but 

Feels it when its sloshing inside him. 

He knows his bottle like his mother but 

Feels it when she slips away. 



He knows the feeling of being alone but 
Feels the knowledge of being grown-up and 
Stoned. Bfl 

The feet click by slower when he's sober. 
-Aaren Perry 




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Opening statements are to enhance the 



observer, but with the stubborn and 






intangible naivity of two Shortridge 
students, I'll ask you to observe the 
enhancing of us, opening our stateliness to 
almost closed. 

In other words, a horrendous amount of 
conforming is required to put into definate 
staterrlents, the vivid asthetics that are 
trying to capture, in full detail the most 
horrifying, exhilarating, expanding and 
transitional period of anyone's life-high 
school. 

It's similar to taking a picture of the 
noonday sun with a wide open lens. 
-Korben Peril 

My poetic license has expired 
Expiration date unknown 
Rhymes seem listless and tired. 
My only comfort is to be alone. 
In the confines of my studio, 
Meter sticks in, my mind, 
Where words swirl to and fro. 
I feel my thoughts are blind 
Syllables fall of slippery slides. 
Dangling modifiers hang on 
Rhymes, my pen they chide. 
My thoughts go through such 
If my license has run out 
As a poet, I've lost my clout. 
-Heidi Vail 




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Everybody's got a song to sing 
Everybody's got to do their thing. 

-Elton John 



Every Size Loves To Vocalize 




The Shortridge Choir is not just a 
bunch of loud-mouthed kids. It is com- 
posed of a group of students with songs 
in their hearts. The choir travels to var- 
ious places, such as the City Market and 
Monument Circle, to spread their joy 
through song. Laverne Thomas, a four 
year member of the choir, says, "The 
best thing about the choir is that the peo- 
ple get along with one another no matter 
what happens, and the teacher is an okay 
guy at times." 

The choir, a half credit class, meets 
with a regular daily schedule. Some choir 
members use their voice talents to per- 
form in school productions, such as the all 
school musical, Vaudeville, and special 
holiday programs. The choir has received 
standing ovations for their performance 
in music festivals for several years. 

Although the choir is small in quantity, 
they make up for it in quality. 

PRACTICED PIANIST, Anthony Vinson, notes 
talent while accompanying the choir. 



CHOIR DIRECTOR Myron El leads straight-jacket- 
ed Lilian Bunch and the rest of his motley crew. 



vocal music/35 



Music is a world within itself. 
It's a language we all understand. 

-STEV1E WONDER 



Take Time To Retire Elsewhere 



While the third period retirees think 

Their wish of education's abscence 

Is thought out, 

They wish for thought, 

But out with that. 

They all eat Walsh, talk Welsh, smoke weed, 
feed the fish that jump from the street and 
watch the wrong bus blow by with the leaves 
and their lives. 

They don't understand that the undermining 

of their mind 

Is above their head 

CAN YOU SMILE while holding a violin under your 

chin? 

ORCHESTRA, MR. Medjeski, Lisa Tuggles, Tanya 
Summers, Keith Bush, Clara Burnett, Linda Gibson, 

Regina Williams. 



On the third floor in Les Taylor's saxo- 
phone. 

All that jazz has some dudes in real 
Concentration in fact, the place is 

Almost Jampacked. 

Instead of looking on things with a frown, 
musicians are listening to a dulcet sound and 
creating images from Little lambs to heart- 
break hotels. 

These dudes go to town now, not waiting for 
public transportation Audio portions 



produce parcipitation, whether it's listening 

to the weather water your willow tree, or 

letting your fingers linger 

Through a 4/4 beat 

On the radio. 

Those who can't find the right words 

And analyze the definitions, . . 

Can definitely find the time 

To keep the beat 

And use that song to communicate and 

Define themselves with sound. 

-Korben Perry 









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MARK DURHAM shows he can create tuneful melodies with his 
shining baritone. 

CHRIS KEYS IS caught here secretly reading his music on the bell 
of his trumpet. 

MARCHING BAND, Row One; Michele Brown, Kivya Barlowe, 
Claire Burnett, Row Two: Rochelle Boyd, Curtis Mickle, Wayne 
Hughes, Denise Stanley, Chris Noel, Katharine Childers, Lisa Bell, 
Julie Peacock, Walter Parks, Mark Durham, Row Three; Jim 
Blankenbaker, Robert Carroll, Chris Keys, Glen Goodrich, Kristi 
Miller, Linda Edmonds, Ava Dorn, Linda Smith, Karen Bailey, 
Forrest Radcliffe, Chuck Rugh, Row Four; Marcus Taylor, Kenneth 
Watkins, Arthur Ashbridge, Patrick Mosley, Jason Swift, Harry 
Summers, George Woodruff, Vaugn Miller, Matt Murrell, Dwight 
Winters, Derex Walker, Sam Keys. 








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Where there is much desire to learn, there of necessity 
will be much arguing, much writing, many opinions, for 
opinion in good men is but knowledge in the making. 
-John Milton 

Elements Of Expression 

Yes, Humanity is still alive and well and 
living in the infamous room 214. Most of 
humanities, anyway, assemble as a class in 
the heart of the english wing everyday. 

The H.O.G.W.A.S.H. organization: Hu- 
manities Organization for Greater Widening, 
Awareness and Strengthening of Happiness 
is a melting pot of the school's premier intel- 
lectuals, bums, artisans, introverts and extra- 
curricularverts. 

The classroom is constantly burgeoing 
with inspiration that flows from "The Old 
Master" himself, Mr. Allen Sutherland. 
Faithfully, these students work with Mr. 
Sutherland on developing awareness of and 
opinions on the central world conflicts and 
accomplishments of our time. Mr. Suther- 
land teaches the children of his previous 
students with the same vigor and newness 
that he has had since the beginning. He pre- 
sents an opportunity in the humanities class 
for students to speak their mind openly in 
regards to the current topic of discussion. 

Students, therefore, have a chance to de- 
velop a strong sense of the way they deal 
with problems and an in-depth analogue of 
ideas that they are confident about express- 
ing. 

The class has stumbled upon many an 
earthly revelation and a few cosmic ones 
too, but the rare adventure in studying the 
great literature, classical and current ideas 
and the way that we communicate to one 
another is that we are thinking for ourselves. 
We are not just being taught, we are learn- 
ing. And even more importantly, we are 
learning how to learn! Cheers H.O.G- 
.W.A.S.H.! 

1ST DAS N1CHT ein Schnitzelbank? Ja, das ist ein 

Schnitzelbank! 

THIS STUDENT puzzles the age old question, "Is 
there sentence diagraming after death?" 

CATHY COLEMAN advertises hugs on her T-shirt 
during French class. 




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If you ever happen to pass by room 214 
and witness otherwise normal and sane peo- 
ple, contorting their faces in ridiculous fash- 
ions, don't be alarmed, it's only one of Mr. 
Sutherland's "classes francaises" trying to 
perfect their French pronunciations. 

The recent trend has been to shy away 
from foreign language classes because many 
people feel that they are a waste of time and 
effort. They're not! Knowing another lan- 
guage not only comes in handy when travel- 
ing but also in understanding the way lan- 
guages function and that there are many 
similarities between them. Mastering one 
foreign language often sparks a person to 
give another language a try. Though it usual- 
ly takes a trip to the actual country, in an 

Poetry Is Meridian Street 

Poetry is Meridian street-slicing the city 
in-half and ushering bunches of lazy busses 
to town-bouncing off the curb as the 
traffic gravity pulls them down there. The 
constant chase of travelers shuffle bums 
to asthetic alleys and beurocrats to the 
grid-iron sidewalks. The yellowing no 
parking curbs where everyone meets: At 
Poetry and Meridian Streets. 



atmosphere where the language is constant- 
ly, to become fluent. One should at least 
have the following skills after completing 
high school: the ability to conjugate verbs, 
construct sentences, speak with an accent, 
have a fairly wide vocabulary and be able to 
read comprehensively. 

If none of these reasons are appealing to 
you, look at it this way: in the foreign lan- 
guage you speak, you can give shocking 
accounts of last weekend's party at the din- 
ner table, tell your arch enemy what you 
really think of him/her, or inform a total 
stranger that you don't watch "DALLAS" 
and that you don't even care who shot J.R., 
provided they don't speak the language. 
They'll never be the wiser, but you will! 



Poetry is Rudolph Rumple-skin Double- 
Clutch, propped on his stalwatt legs with 
his head devouring the bowl and his ears 
in the food. He just never grew into his 
skin-His body is out of proportion: The 
looks of him are straight out of poetry 



MR. SUTHERLAND, head of both English and 
Foreign Language departments, somehow finds time 
to instruct both Humanities and French classes while 
working on his doctorate. 



Art And 

Poetry 
By 

Aaren Perry 



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Science is an imaginative adventure of the mind seeking truth in a 
world of mystery. 

-Cyril Hinshelwood 

Formulas For Science 



Science might be defined as the empirical 
search for truth; begun initially by the philos- 
ophers. Philosophy, which might be called 
the mother of science, involved nothing but 
the observation of everything; as such, it was 
the first attempt at ascribing rational expla- 
nations to inexplicable phenomenan. Al- 
though philosophy is responsible for the en- 
richment and cultivation of the western 
mind, it has always been hampered by the 
all-encompassing sphere of knowledge 
which it had as its subject for observation. 
For progress to continue, some specializa- 
tion, some division of labor had to develop. 

The advent of science, and the develop- 
ment of the many disciplines subsumed un- 
der it, marked man's continued efforts to 
define the universe in some rational way. 
Science may ultimately be the highest form 
of inquiry because it alone has as its objec- 
tive a lucid understanding of the true nature 
of things. It, unlike many other disciplines, is 
based not upon presuppositions, but rather 
upon empirical evidence which allows cer- 
tain inferences to be made on the nature of 
our surroundings. 

We are wrongly given to regard the ad- 
vent of science as a divergence from all 
determinism. The choice lay not between a 
theistic determinism and freedom; but rather 
between a theistic determinism and a scienti- 
fic determinism. The process of science is 
forever uncovering unalterable laws of na- 
ture which are far more inexorable than the 
Ten Commandments. 

THE SKELETON in Mr. Baker's closet is brought 
out for public review. 

RELIVING DAYS of Hotwheel Happiness, Keithie 

Blane and Kevin Thompson experiment with the 

properties of Inertia. 




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AN INCENTIVE PROGRAM to get students 
motivated in math got it's start with a display of 
students making 'As' first semester. 

JACKIE GREENWOOD puts an extra ounce of 
enthusiasm into everything she does. 



A Day In The Life 

Every morning Addie Minus wakes up 
when the little hand reaches the number 
three (approximately 45" from twelve.). She 
rolls out of bed which is 1.5 meters from the 
ground, and ambles on over to the bath- 
room. While standing in front of the circular 
mirror, which has an area of 2 pi r, she 
figures the volume of toothpaste needed to 
allow each tooth exactly .34 cubic cm. After 
brushing she smiles a perfect concave smile. 
She is dressed in exactly four minutes and 
nineteen seconds and proceeds downstairs 
to feast on a precise picnic. Addie multiplies 
her eggs by three and divides them into a 
scramble. She takes the first derivative of 
well-defined wheat toast and spreads butter 
two mm. thick. She measures her juice into a 
graduated cyclinder and drips it out drop by 
drop. She munches and crunches through 
these mid morning brunches with 200n of 
force from each jaw. At 9:53 with definite 
steps she makes her way to the bus stop. 
The bus driver arrives at 9:55 with a speed 
of 40 meters per second. She subtracts the 
miles and bisects the smiles while reciting the 
Pythagorean theorem. And at last she is 
there, in a heaven of digits, surrounded by 
numerals and symbols. She goes to each 
class in a daze, multiplying her joy exponen- 
tially. She is enrolled in algebra, geometry, 
calculus and computer. She is also studying 
advanced math and general math. As she 
rides home each brain cell is anticipating the 
equations, theorems and axioms the next 
day will bring. 



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Human history is, in essence, a history of ideas. 

KG. Wells 



Students Live History 



Throughout time it has been said that man 
learns from his past mistakes. If this is true, 
then the History Department here at Shor- 
tridge has a lot of teaching to do. Whether 
one studies Alexander's invasion of Egypt in 
the World Civilization class or Hitler's inva- 
sion of Poland in the U.S. History class, 
experience spans the gap of time to educate 
man of his past tragedies and triumphs. 

One should not think that the job of a 
history teacher is an unpleasnt one. U.S. 
History teacher James Hausmann states, "1 
see History as an endless story which can be 
interpreted in many different ways." He 
went on to say that he still enjoys teaching 
immensely even after years of classes. But 
teachers are not the only people who enjoy 
History. Sophomore Cyrus Behroozi says, 
"History is by far my favorite subject. I think 
it's much more interesting than any other." 
Sophomore Natasha Wagner added, "It's 
like reading a fairy tale or a novel with the 
added adventure of it being true." At any 
rate, students here will continue to live a 
part of history every day. They walk the 
halls of Indianapolis' first high school, Shor- 
tridge. 

EZRA JOHNSON assumes the "Thinker" pose 
during a history discourse. 

MR. PAYNE brushes up on his government 
knowledge by attending Mr. Morgan's class. 




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Draw! 



To an artist, a blank piece of paper, a new 
ump of clay or a smooth piece of wood is an 
invitation. Hidden inside are paintings, sculp- 
tures and carvings waiting to be discovered. 
The possibilities are endless. Each artist uses 
his creativity to find something different. 
When the pen touches the paper everything 
begins to flow. The artist becomes part of 
what is being created. The sculpture, 
worked on for so many hours, becomes like 
a child. A part of the artist's self is embed- 
ded forever in the work of art. Hours and 
hours are spent perfecting each curve, cor- 
ner and hollow so that it becomes the exact 
self meant to be portrayed. Art can be an 
expression of the self and a reaction to the 
many selves seen in others. 




WEAVING IN AND OUT is transformed into a 
creative and unique art work. 



FASHION DESIGN is a goal for many of 
Shortridge's aspiring artists. 



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art/43 



Business is a continual dealing with the future 
calculation, an instinctive exercise in foresight. 



a continual 



Anonymous 



SHS & INB-Partners In Progress 



Indianapolis Public Schools and the Cham- 
ber of Commerce have sponsored a unique 
and exciting program at Shortridge this 
year. Indiana National Bank and Shortridge 
have become business partners. This part- 
nership is beneficial to everyone involved: 
Shortridge curriculum is enriched, the bank 
gets a chance to show community involve- 
ment. 

The partnership has already had some 
educational results. English classes were vis- 
ited by speakers from INB. Afterwards they 
wrote false letters of complaint to the bank. 
They were told that if the letters were well 
written they would receive replies. Most stu- 
dents did. Bank personnel directors instruct- 
ed Business Education classes in the applica- 
tion and interview process. Materials and 
expertise for the renovation and further de- 
velopment of the greenhouse have been sup- 
plied by Indiana National Bank. 

The future holds even more for both par- 
ties. In February, after coaching from bank 
employees, interested students will do re- 
search on banking and apply to INB for 
practice in the process. Later, four or five 
talented students will visit the bank for a day 
and observe a specific facet of the bank's 
duties. 

Mrs. Ruth Webb, a faculty member of the 
partnership task, feels the program has been 
a success so far. "It's very worthwhile be- 
cause we can go to the bank for resources 
we don't have. Shortridge gets the advan- 
tage of their experience, and Indiana Nation- 
al Bank gets a better understanding of the 
community and today's educational pro- 
cesses." 





BUSINESS CORRESPONDANCE is an important 
part of an elementary business education. 

MORE ADVANCED STUDENTS move on to the 
joys of accounting. 

PHILLIP BATES plans to buy an lzod adding 
machine whith his first paycheck from the business 
world. 



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Students Get Physical 

Physical education is an exercise in endur- 
ance and discipline that every Ridger must 
go through. Some look forward to it as two 
semesters during which the day's pressures 
can be relieved through physical action. Oth- 
ers put it off and end up overgrown seniors 
in a class of excited freshmen. 

Whenever it happens, 'the routine devel- 
ops in the same way for everyone. If it were 
to happen to you everyday you would be 
greeted by that certain aroma, particular to 
the locker room, and at once become im- 
mersed in it's atmosphere. You would have 
to fit your belongings into a locker which 
would seem to shrink as the weeks went by. 
Your shoes would be piled on top of your 
new pants. Your books would be squashing 
your favorite hat. The shorts, faded from 
overwashing, would become as familiar as 
your big toe. You would run up the stairs, 
somedays with enthusiasm, somedays with 
honest-to-goodness dread, to your place on 
the cold hard floor. After the daily rigamar- 
ole of exercises, the class would follow it's 
course, a course followed for many years. 
Everyone must go through with it and every- 
one makes it. It's just another piece of the 
puzzle that makes up Shortridge. 

AN ANT'S eye view of some vigorous jumping jacks 
and jills. 

MR. FITZGERALD discusses the exercise agenda 
with one of his students. 




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It is work which gives flavor to life. 

-Amiel 



Tools Of The Trade 



The world is becoming populated with 
machines. They are with us from our birth in 
computer-run hospitals on through lives 
dominated by time and energy-conserving 
devices. It has come to a point where one 
who doesn't understand how machines work 
can find himself at the mercy of those me- 
chanical monsters. 

When your car doesn't run, how are you 
going to get to work? When your calculator 
is broken, how are you going to do your 
math homework? When your Cuisinart is 
broken, how will you chop those vegies for 
your big party? And heaven forbid 

if you electric dog waxer gets jammed, how 
will your dog look shiney and new for 
guests? These dilemmas do not perplex the 
minds of students who are taking Industrial 
Arts at SHS. They can fix and assemble all 
machinery from A to Z. 

So, if your sooper-dooper pooper scoop- 
er goes on the blink, just get in touch with 
your local Shortridge handy man. 





IT TAKES FOUR hands to manipulate this monster THE EXPLORATORY ELECTRONICS 

of a machine. LABORATORY provides students with a chance to 

cross their wires. 



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A Stitch In Time 



Cooking and sewing are being discovered 
today by members of both sexes as creative 
art forms instead of hum-drum chores. They 
are also economical. It's a lot cheaper to 
whip up a plate of spaghetti at home than to 
run out to La Scala for the $12.99 special. 
You can sew yourself a Paul Harris ward- 
robe for a fraction of the cost. Surprisingly 
there are a lot of people running around 
who have no idea how to make toast or sew 
on a button. Once shoved out of the nest 
they are in for a big surprise. When the 
money runs out, chicken pot pies begin to be 
a little bit tiresome. Those old bell bottoms 
lose some of their original charm. There is 
one last hope for these unfortunate souls. 
Perhaps they will have the good fortune to 
meet up with a Home Ec. major, fresh out of 
Shortridge. Most of these clever graduates 
are willing, after a little coaxing (financial 
perhaps), to pass on the secrets they have 
learned. But all the while a smug self satis- 
fied look will have to be tolerated on their 



faces. They know they made the right move, 
they chose Home Ec. at Shortridge. 

HOME ECONOMICS students, aided by Mrs. Simon, 
learn how to conquer the kitchen 



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Shortridge shines with millions of colors, but it is not because 
there are people with black skin, brown skin, red skin, yellow 
skin, and white skin. And it is not because there are people with 
green eyes, brown eyes, blue eyes, red eyes, and black eyes. And 
it is not because there are people with black hair, orange hair, 
brown hair, red hair and yellow hair. You can find these colors all 
over the world. There are colors at Shortridge which can be 
found nowhere else. Each person at Shortridge is a different color 
on the inside, and when we come together, we create the Shor- 
tridge rainbow. 



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Robin Hood And 



His No Longer 
Merry Men 



The Robin Hood of Shortridge no longer 
faithfully leads his merry men! There was an 
upset in the administration to greet Ridgers 
with the opening of school last fall. The 
difference was not a lack of happiness, but 
rather, a lack of complete male habitation of 
the main office. When Mr. Donald King was 
transfered to Northwest High School to be- 
come principal, Ms. Carmen Tapales was 
hired to pick up where he had left off as vice 
principal of Shortridge. 

Our schools administration centers 
around Mr. Oldham, Ms. Tapales, and Mr. 
Johnson. Mr. Oldham, alias Mr. "O", is in 
charge of buildings and grounds as well as 
school security. Ms. Tapales rules over class 
studies and scheduling. Mr. Johnson, better 
known as "Mr. J" is a far cry from the sky 
scraping "Dr. J" but is just as important to 
his team. Mr. J's main objectives are im- 
provement of leadership. He is involved in 
all aspects of the educational programs at 
the Ridge. 

Everywhere you roam, football, basket- 
ball, soccer, or baseball games, you can find 
the lurking shadows of these people who are 
indeed spirited Ridgers. Now you know 
whose eyes are behind the school doors to 
greet you at 7:00 AM, and who sees that 
everyone is out safely at 5:30 PM. These 
fearless leaders of our school are sometimes 
forgotten when they are in great need of an 
aspirin or shoulder, so drop in anytime to 
say hello, just make sure you don't miss a 
class to do it! 

MR. JOHNSON SHOWS the true spirit of 
Shortridge at a football game. 




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MS. TAPALES WAS MADE to feel welcome at the 
Ridge by having her mugshot taken, a common SHS 
policy. 

MR. DOZIER, Director of Guidence, arranges for 
college representatives from all parts of the country 
to come to Shortridge to speak with students. 

"HELLO. Mr. Dozier's office, Mrs. Parker 
speaking." 



IT IS QUITE OBVIOUS that Mr. Oldham is intensely 
interested in a lively phone call with Mr. J. 

OUR FAVORITE MISS TIMBERMAN, Mr. Oldham's 
secretary, not only takes care of Shortridges 
accounts, but also supplies students with change for 
the bus. 



MS. DUKE, Ms. Tapales' secretary, works from 
dawn to dusk to keep Ridgers happy. 

MS. HULTZ is responsible for weeding out the many 
complaints and compliments which bombard Mr. 
Johnson's mailbox. 



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SHS SECURITY-Indianapolis' Finest. "To Serve and 

Protect." 




Ridge Runners 



Have you ever wondered who takes care 
of our precious school when we're not here 
to make sure nothing happens to it? On 
weekday evenings Officer Smith protects 
these walls, hallways, and rooms from the 
boogie man and all the other evil creatures 
out there like Atwood and his big brother 
Bubba. On Saturday and Sunday from 7am 
to 7pm Officer Prosser gallantly protects 
our school and from 7pm to 7am Officer 
King takes over. These men are hired by 
Century Security System and work from 



warehouses to stores. How do these modern 
day do-gooders protect our school you ask? 
They make routine rounds through the halls 
and also on the grounds. They must also 
make sure the freezers in the kitchen keep 
running. So now you see there is nothing to 
worry about unless you see a shiney silver 
badge on the floor. Then one of them has 
been mugged and all hell is going to break 
loose. 

SHS JANITORS-Shortie and the four dwarves! 



"ALRIGHT. Who did it?" asks Superman Bill 
Freeman while repairing a broken window. 

MR. THOMAS, senior counselor, coaches the boys 
basketball team when he is not posing for wandering 
photographers. 



DEAN CARTER WORKS his favorite crossword 
referrals. 

A STUDENT IN NEED can get a good dean 
indeed by going to see Mrs. Inskeep, dean of 
girls, and secretary, Mrs. Wills. 



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Gregory Allen-Industrial Arts 


12. Dorcas Cravens-Language Arts 


2. 


Betty Allendar-Special Education 


13 Richard Crawley-Science 


3. 


Hoover Baker-Science 


14. Mary Davis-Home Economics Dept. Head 


4. 


Mattie Ballow-Science 


15. Aleatha Edmondson-Clerical Staff 


5. 


Thomas Birk-Art 


16. Myron El-Music 


6. 


Gary Brown-Social Studies 


17. Charles Fitzgerald-Physical Education 


7. 


Marjorie Burford-Home Economics 


Dept. Head 


8. 


Susan Burton-Language Arts 


18 Carmen Frances-Clerical Staff 


9. 


Lana Cardwell-Mathematics 


19. Ronald Freeland-Mathematics 


10. 


Elfie Cicak-Foreign Language 


20. Ernest Frigo-Mathematics 


11. 


Sadie Clark-Special Education 


21. Mae Graves-Home Economics 




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1. 


Jacqueline Greenwood-Mathematics Dept. 


12. 


Twyllah Kendrick-Business 


He, 


id 


13 


Azilee Kincaide-Language Arts 


2. 


Richard Grismore-Special Education 


14 


Constance Kirby-Language Arts 


3. 


Patricia Gullick-Language Arts 


15 


Karen Loyd-Special Education ■ 


I 4. 


Jo Ann Guttrich-Guidance 


16 


Jerry Lucas-Industrial Arts Dept. Head 


5. 


David Hammer-Language Arts 


17. 


Mary Lou Lyons-Science 


6. 


James Hausmann-Social Studies 


18. 


Donald Mannon-Social Studies 


7. 


John Haynes-Art 


19. 


William McAlexander-Business 


8. 


Phillip Hirsch-Language Arts 


20. 


Donald McCawley-Graphics 


9. 


Garnetto Hood-Performing Arts 


21 


Mary McGarvey-Language Arts 


10. 


Sandy Hunt-Physical Education 


22. 


Susan McNeil-Business 


11. 


Burney Jackson-Mathematics 


23. 


John Medjeski-Music 



big wigs/55 




1. 


Greta Miller-Clerical Staff 


11. 


Medarda Pope-Special Education Dept. Head 


2. 


Helen Moeller-Language Arts 


12. 


Karol Purdum-Special Education 


3. 


William Morgan-Social Studies 


13. 


Ford Ratcliff-Industrial Arts 


4. 


Martha Newland-Asst. Librarian 


14 


Lois Repass-Language Arts 


5. 


Betty Nicholson-Clerical 


15. 


Barton Richardson-Math 


6. 


Lucille Oliver-Music 


16. 


Mary Roberts-Special Education 


7. 


Bennie Parker-Ombuds Representative 


17. 


Gene Robertson-Science 


8. 


Mary Ann Parks-Librarian 


18. 


Geraldine Russell-Counseling Staff 


9. 


Barry Patrick-Performing Arts Director 


19. 


DeWitt Samuel-Music Dept. Head 


10. 


Thomas Payne-Social Studies Dept. Head 


20 


Lola Sargent-Counceling Staff 



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1. David Shockly-Science 




10 


Steve Tolin-Special Education 


2. Mary Siegel-Clerical Staff 




11 


Roderic Trabue-Counseling Staff 


3. Betty Jo Simon-Home Economics 




12. 


Kathleen Wallace-Art 


4. Carol Smith-Science Dept. Head 




13. 


Charles Walter-Math 


5. Cynthia Snowden-Counseling Staff 




14. 


Ruth Webb-Business Dept. Head 


6. Art Studebaker-Science 




15. 


Corrie Wilson-Art Dept. Head 


7. Allen Sutherland-Language Arts an 


i Foreign 


16. 


Gary Wood-Business 


Language Dept. Head 




17. 


James Woods-R.O.T.C. 


8. Charles Thomas-Physical Education 


Health 


18. 


Arettia Young-Clerical Staff 


9. Patt Tiemeier-Performing Arts 




19. 


Clarice Young-Business , 



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Commencement '80 



Class Of '80 Steps Into The Future 



As we approach the end of another year, 
a vivid rememberance drifts back to many of 
us of the graduating class of 1980. And 
though we think of endings, as we see our 
friends walk up and take that diploma, we 
also realize it is a time of beginnings. They 
have just walked one more step up the lad- 
der. 

In today's world, there are many opportu- 
nities for highschool students. As parents 
gazed at the long list of colleges the 1980 
graduates planned to attend and heard of 
the many experiences their children hoped 
to have, you could see a look of amazement 
and pride in their eyes. 

Through speeches made by Cherril 
Threte, Martha Henn and William Ney, the 
senior class expressed their realization of the 
great value of an education at Shortridge. 

HERE SHE IS, Mrs. Jacqueline Greenwood, 

accepting a token of appreciation for all the support 

she has given the senior class of 1980. 



MR. JOHNSON, Mr. King and Mr. Oldham stand 
proud as they watch another class graduate from 

Shortridge. 



Other schools are reputed to have a much 
stricter academic structure but Shortridge 
has a quality much more important than 
that. It teaches you about life; about how to 
deal with people and really communicate. 

The members of the class of 1980 are 
now on their way to a new life. What rests 
with them is a memory of the people who 
helped them. So overwhelming was their 
gratitude to two devoted teachers that they 
decided to present them awards on this spe- 
cial night. Mrs. Jackie Greenwood and Mrs. 
Azilee Kincaide were honored by the seniors 
for their four years of dedication. 

Later, often said phrases are like, "I wish I 
were back in high school," or, "Those were 
the four best years of my life." Long faded 
are the echoes of the Class of 1980; and in 
their place we find the Class of 1981! 








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JOHN EASLEY stands solemnly in acceptance of a 
scholarship in memory of the late Susie Brown, past 
Shortridge librarian. 



ED ALLEY, father of Steven Alley, led the 
invocation at the graduation ceremony. On an 
impulse filled with pride, he decided to present his 
son's diploma himself. Dr. Karl Kalp looks on with 
respect. 




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Kelly Aasen-Freshman Council; Sophomore Council; 

Junior Policy; Junior Vaudeville; Math Club; Stage 

Crew. 
Robert Allen-Nat'l Honor Society, Treas. 
Charlene Anderson 
Desiree Anderson 



Lucian Anderson-Varsity Football; Varsity Wrestling; 
German Club; Letterman. 

Stephanie Avant-DECA. 

Shelia Bailey-JV Track; DECA, Sec'y. 

Dorothy Baker-Freshman Council; Sophomore Council; 
Junior Policy; Senior Council; COE-OEA: French 
Club; Great Books Club; Math Club; Media Club; 
Home Economics Club; OIC Student Council; Bowl- 
ing. 



Keith Ball-Golf; Varsity Football; Basketball; Wrestling; 

Track; Junior Vaudeville; French Club; Math Club; 

Bowling; Gospel Choir. 
Jerry Banchy 
Nina Barnett 
Paul Beattie-Soccer; Echo Staff; Brain Game; Math 

Club; Debate Club; Mu Alpha Theta; Nat'l Honor 

Society, Sec'y. 



Beverly Beauford-Volleyball; Freshman Council; Soph- 
omore Council; Junior Policy; Junior Council; Stu- 
dent Council, PR; Latin Club; Math Club; Wrestler- 
ettes; Nat'l Honor Society. 

Keely Beckner 

Craig Beidelman-French Club; German Club; Annual 
Staff; Math Club; Chess Club; Debate Club; Mu Al- 
pha Theta; Nat'l Honor Society. 

Giacomo Gobbi-Belcredi-Echo Staff. 



Lisa M. Bell-Varsity Track; Bowling; Basketball; Varsity 
Volleyball; Annual Staff; Math Club; Stage Crew; 
Footliters; Band; Orchestra. 

Jerome Bennett 

Robin Berry 

Kathy Berryhill-Senior Council; ROTC; Orchestra. 



Matt Bischoff 

Brian Keith Blane-Basketball, Frosh, JV, Varsity; Fresh- 
man Council; Homecoming Princess Escort; Minority 
Engineering; Math Club; Letterman; Band; Senior 
Variety. 

Sue Bledsoe-Freshman Council; Homecoming Queen; 
Homecoming Princess Candidate; COE-OEA. 

Jeffrey Boleyjack 




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Anna Michelle Bonner 

Renee Boyd-Homecoming Princess Candidate; COE- 

OEA; Minority Engineering; Math Club; Devilettes; 

AFS. 
Othelia Branch 
Ruth Brandon 



Gregg Brase-Track; Soccer; Football; Freshman Coun- 
cil; DECA; Echo Staff; Brain Game; Letterman. 
Murray Braxton-Basketball; Stage Crew. 
Bruce Brosius-Soccer; Annual Staff; Plays. 
Aubren Brown 



James Brown-Stage Crew. 

Toni Brown-Tennis; Bowling; Senior Council; COE- 

OEA; Annual Staff; Wrestlerettes; Senior Variety. 
Christopher W. Burch-Basketball. 
Anthony Burns-Basketball. 



Laban Burns-Track; Wrestling; Echo Staff Band. 
Kim Marie Burrell-Freshman Council; Sophomore 

Council; Junior Policy, Sec'y; Student Council; 

Homecoming Princess Candidate; Math Club; ROTC. 
Faye Burris-Freshman Council; Senior Council; Math 

Club, Treas. 
Keith Bush-Orchestra. 



Yolonda Bush-Homecoming Princess Candidate. 

Angela Butler 

Kirk Edelen Butler-Bowling. 

Don Cannon 



Tracey Cannon-DECA: Art Club; Greenhouse Club. 

Gina Cantrell-COE-OEA, Sec'y. 

Roscoe D. Carpenter Jr. -Football; Freshman Council; 

Senior Council; Student Council; Media Club; Gospel 

Choir; Orchestra. 
Michael Carr-Band. 



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Hope Caston-Basketball 

Mithcah Caston 

David Anthony Cerola 

Katharine Childers-Freshman Council; Sophomore 
Council; Junior Policy; Junior Council; Junior Vaude- 
ville, Act Chairman; French Club, Pres.; Brain Game; 
Great Books Club; Math Club, Treas.; Mu Alpha 
Theta, Treas.; AFS, Pres.; Band; Pit Band; Pep 
Band; Plays: Nat'l Honor Society. 



Donna Clark 

Adam Coleman Jr.-Key Club; ROTC; Gospel Choir; 

Acappella; Junior Vaudeville; Senior Variety Show; 

Musicals; Plays. 
Rhonda Collins 
Theresa Collins 



Ciatta Cooper 

Mary Jane Cougan-Track; Math Club; Letterman; Stage 

Crew. 
Johnny Cowherd-Varsity Football. 
Christopher Crean-Soccer; Football; Junior Vaudeville; 

German; Musicals; Plays. 







Student Council Centralizes 



The Student Council, under the supervi- 
sion of co-sponsors Mr. El and Mr, Allen, is 
the stronghold of student government. Re- 
presentatives from all classes come together 
to communicate and help each other individ- 
ually and collectively. The president, during 
the first semester, was senior Walter Parks. 
He was succeeded by Kivya Barlowe, the 
former vice president, for the second semes- 
ter. Rochelle Boyd, secretary, and Tony 
Gee, public relations and publicity chairman 
completed the Student Council staff. 

The main objective of the council was to 
work with the Shortridge student task force 
in organizing students and to publicize the 
fine reputation of Shortridge in hopes of 
convincing the school board that Shortridge 
was one of the schools that should remain 
open. The council also helped plan many 
student activities, such as Homecoming and 
dances. 



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STUDENT COUNCIL; Back Row; Janet Pringle, 
Kivya Barlowe, Marcia Johnson, Kim Burrell, Feli- 
cia Boyd, Greg Ellis, Lisa Dodd, Emily DeBow, 
Martha Baker, Pam Pringle, Rory Bradford, Natalie 






Muse, Candy Edmondson, Carlena Lindsey, Lynne 
Casey, Front Row; Rochelle Boyd, Henry Reed, 
Stephanie Butler, Rodnie Bryant, Whitney Snow- 
den, Buddy Parks, Vetchei Gee, Derex Walker. 



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Kurt Crossland 
Vivian Cummings 

Vi Dam-Bowling; Soccer; Baseball; Basketball; Senior 
Council; Math Club; Chess Club; Mu Alpha Theta. 
Edna Davenport 



Richard Dickinson-Tennis. 

Mike Dohrenwend-Band; Plays. 

Carrie Driver 

Carmel Drummer-Center for Leadership Development. 



Sandra Dunlap-Frosh Pom Pom Girls. 

RaMona Edmonson-Track; Cross Country; Senior 
Council; Student Council; Latin Club; Echo Staff; 
Great Books Club; AFS; Stage Crew; Gospel Choir; 
Acapella; Senior Variety Show. 

Felecia Edwards 

Mark Edwards-Track; Basketball; DECA; Minority Engi- 
neering; Band; Pep Band. 



Mary A. Endsley-Track; Junior Vaudeville; German 
Club; Devilettes; Gospel Choir; Acapella; Senior Va- 
riety Show; Musicals. 

Sabrina Evans-Math Club; Media Club. 

Cherie Fisher-Volleyball; COA-OEA; Gospel Choir. 

Jennifer Foster 



Donna Freeman 

Eric W. Galloway-Frosh Council; Sophomore Council; 
Junior Vafcdeville; Latin Club; French Club; Annual 
Staff; Math Club; AFS; Band; Pit Band; Pep Band. 

Todd Gardner-Bowling; Soccer; Baseball; Project Lead- 
ership Service; German Club; Mu Alpha Theta; Let- 
terman; Art Club; Nat'l Honor Society. 

Donald Garrett-Acapella; Rock Choir. 



Vetchel A. Gee-Freshman Council; Senior Council; Stu- 
dent Council, Treas.; Math Club; Chess Club. 

DeVon Girton-Freshman Council; Sophomore Council; 
Junior Council; Senior Council; DECA; Quill and 
Scroll; Math Club. 

Karen Goins 

Sylvia Goldsmith 



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Beverly Goodlow 

Dianne L. Gore-Track; Freshman Council; Sophomore 
Council; Student Council; German Club; Cheer- 
leader, Frosh, Reserve, Varsity; Wrestlerettes; Aca- 
pella; Senior Variety Show. 

Tonia F. Gray-Freshman Council; Sophomore Council; 
Junior Policy; Minority Engineering; Annual Staff; 
Math Club; Media Club; Stage Crew; Nat'l Honor 
Society. 

Paul Guise-Latin Club; Math Club; Mu Alpha Theta. 



Valarie Hall-Minority Engineering; Math Club; ROTC; 
Girls' Glee; Acapella. 

Onyette Hamiter-Track; Volleyball; Homecoming Prin- 
cess Candidate; Math Club; Letterman. 

Craig Harmon-Soccer. 

Robert Hatchel-Soccer; Annual Staff; Stage Crew. 



Thomas House 
Andrea Hayes 

Jessica Hayes-Latin Club; Gospel Choir; Rock Choir; 
Acapella; Junior Vaudeville; Senior Variety Show. 
Kimberly Hays 



Stephanie Hay good-Track; Basketball; COE-OEA, Vice 
Pres.; Math Club; Devilettes; Letterman; Homecom- 
ing Queen Candidate. 

Brett Head-Sophomore Council; Senior Council; Stu- 
dent Council; Homecoming King Candidate; Senior 
Variety. 

Caroline Helmer-Volleyball; Senior Council, PR; Cheer- 
leading, Frosh, Reserve. 

Suzanne Hewlett-Junior Vaudeville; Prom Queen Can- 
didate; Echo Staff; Echo Editor. 



Mark Hochradel-ROTC. 

DeAnna Hofer 

Ingrid Hollingsworth-Wrestlerettes; Gospel Choir; Girls' 

Glee; Acapella; Junior Vaudeville; Senior Variety 

Show; Musicals. 
Brenda Hollis 



Lisa Hopson 

David A. House-Basketball. 

Kevin Howard-Football; French Club; Brain Game. 
Pamela Kaye Howard-Basketball; Math Club; Nat'l 
Honor Society. 





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Sheree Howard-Homecoming Princess Candidate; 

COE-OEA; ROTC. 
Tonya Howard 



Kimberiy J. Hurt-Junior 

Wrestlerettes. 
Tina Ingram 



Policy; Junior Vaudeville; 



Kimberiy Jacks-Volleyball; Freshman Council; Sopho- 
more Council; Junior Policy; Senior Council; Student 
Council; Homecoming Princess Candidate; Prom 
Queen Candidate; DECA; Echo Staff; Math Club; 
Girls League; Letterman; Stage Crew; Senior Variety 
Show. 

Rebecca Jackson-Track; Math Club. 



Rhonda Jackson-Gymnastics; Freshman Council; Soph- 
omore Council; Junior Policy; Senior Council; Junior 
Vaudeville; Minority Engineering; Math Club; Cheer- 
leading; Wrestlerettes; Media Club; Stage Crew; 
Footliters. 

Yvonne Jenkins 

Angela Johnson 

Caroline Johnson 



Eric Johnson-Football; Baseball; Junior Policy; Senior 
Council; Prom Chairman; Prom Committee; Echo 
Staff; Math Club; Mu Alpha Theta; Letterman; Key 
Club. 

Ezra W. Johnson, Jr. -Track; Football; Baseball; Fresh- 
man Council; Sophomore Council; Junior Policy; 
Senior Council; Prom King Candidate; Homecoming 
King Candidate; Letterman; Key Club. 

Marcia R. Johnson-Freshman Council; Sophomore 
Council; Junior Policy; Senior Council, Pres.; Stu- 
dent Council; Echo Staff; Math Club; Girls League; 
Stage Crew; Senior Variety. 

Richard Johnson 

Thomas Johnson, Jr. -DECA. 
Sven Johnston 
Arnetra Jones 
Daphne Jones 



Voices Atop The Ridge 



There is a never ending song in your life 
and mine, a jam that rocks through the up- 
beat backbone of the Ridge. This song sings 
so rhythmically and smoothly through the 
endless tunnels of Shortridge that we rarely 
stop to rate it top forty or class it jazz or 
funk. 

Our song could bring down these old 
walls, but instead it echoes through them. 
The rhythm tunes in with the yearly beat of 
opening doors and shakes down the bass 
and percussion of shuffling feet. Then the 
melody chimes in with our person to person 
voices at the period break. 

On our common ground at the Ridge, we 
not only meet to beat the drum but call out 
to the world with our song. We compete 
against each other and with each other 
against oncoming challenges. 

Last fall a familiar group challenged us 
again. The School Board members found 
another reason to close a school. This time 
they wanted to save money lost by declining 
enrollment. Our fair school was ranked as a 
favorite to be closed. Although the board 
seemed determined to close Shortridge one 
way or another, the familiar threat did not 
disrupt the SHS music. When students real- 
ized the magnitude of this particular deci- 
sion, they wasted no time in preparing for it. 

The School Board appointed a task force 
to review the schools and suggest which 
should be closed. The task force visited ev- 
ery city high school and determined what 
would be the most profitable action for the 
School Board to take, basing the decision on 
the cost of operation and renovation, the 
money that would be saved by closing a 
school, community impact, and geographical 
location. Judgment day for the Ridge was 
set at the 22 of January and students began 
to compile evidence to prove the rights of 
the Ridge. They couldn't let the jamming 
end. 

From within the soul and common ground 
sounds of the school, sprung a Student Task 
Force. The music couldn't be quieted and 
student initiative began dancing immediate- 
ly. Seniors Joni Fleischman and Aaren Perry 
called a meeting to gather ideas on the best 
plan of attack for the presentation to the IPS 
Task Force. They had to prove that more 
goes on at Shortridge than meets the eye, or 
ear as the case may be. Myriads of con- 
cerned students showed up at the first meet- 
ing to help, and by the end of the first week, 
there were ten different committees formed 
to pick up the beat around the school. To 
convince the task force that they were on 
the one, Paul West led a committee that was 




responsible for gathering support in the 
form of a community petition, Kim Johnson 
created a publication of stories about spe- 
cialties at Shortridge, and Cyrus Behroozi 
came through with buttons and bumper 
stickers to take it to the streets. And that 
they did. Ridgers were everywhere. They 
found they had support from people on both 
sides of the city and all the way down Merid- 
ian. Help rolled in from PTA folks, alumni 
groups, administrators and back doors they 
didn't know eisted. 

Shortridge is old and packed with nostal- 
gia and history, but the present inhabitants 
had never been asked to prove what that 
means to the future until now. The SHS 
symphony finally warmed up and was ready 
to explode with who they were on the inside. 
The School Board and the task force didn't 
know what they were asking for. 

On the night of January 22, they were 
smoking cigarettes, popping nerve pills, 
sweating, crying and laughing; all in the 
same three hours. Speeches were* delivered 
from citizens representing neighborhoods, 
nearby business groups, alumni, community 
leaders, and people who live in the Shor- 
tridge home everyday. With the truth about 
the Ridge and a little forethought, the Shor- 
tridge Family Band finally convinced the 
Task Force to consider another alternative. 




CAROLE MOSS, YEARBOOK CO-EDITOR-IN- 
CHIEF, explains to the High School Facilities 
Task Force members the construction and histo- 
ry of the Shortridge Annual. 

AAREN YEATTS PERRY, COORDINATOR of 
the SHS Student Task Force, spoke at the pub- 
lic hearing held in Caleb Mills Hail on January 
22. 



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Derrick S. Jones-Tennis; Track; Soccer; Basketball; 

Senior Council; DECA; Brain Game; Math Club. 
Kenneth T. Jones 
Larry Jones 
Patrick Jones 



Henry Jordan ill-Track; Football; Basketball; Senior 
Council; Math Club; Letterman. 

Jerome Jorman-Track; Cross Country; Basketball; Let- 
terman. 

JoAnn Joyner 

Christopher George Keys-Soccer; Baseball; Senior 
Council; DECA; Echo Editor; Band; Pep Band. 



Linda Kidd-Minority Engineering; Math Club; Devi- 
lettes; Freshman Pom Pom Girls. 

Kevin Kimbrough-Tennis; Soccer; Basketball; Home- 
coming Princess Escort; Center for Leadership De- 
velopment. 

Cynthia Lambert-Track. 

Cathy Langford-Gymnastics; Cheerleading. 



Debra Lee 

Kathleen LeForge-Latin Club; French Club; Math Club; 
Devilettes. 

Patrick Lewis 

Sarah Lobley-Golf; Basketball; Junior Vaudeville; 
French Club; Brain Game; Devilettes; Key Club; Me- 
dia Club; Thespians. 



Cheryl Madison-DECA; Math Club. 

Dianne Madison-Track; Homecoming Princess; COE- 

OEA. 
Cynthia Martin 
Leslie Martin-Volleyball; Freshman Council. 



Angela Martindale 

Joseph Matthews-Track; Football; Baseball; Wrestling; 

Letterman. 
Grant McCann-Track; Gymnastics; Cross Country; 

Football; Wrestling; Letterman; Key Club; Acapella. 
Gina McGee-Track; Gymnastics. 



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Teresa McKinney 

Rhonda McNeill-Track; Freshman Council; Sophomore 
Council; Junior Policy; Senior Council; Student 
Council; Junior Vaudeville; Devilettes; Freshman 
Pom Pom Girls; Wrestlerettes; ROTC; Senior Vari- 
ety Show; Plays; Rock Choir. 

Woldino Metzger 

Richard Miller-Tennis; Math Club; Musicals. 



Janet Molzan-Freshman Council; Sophomore Council; 
Junior Policy; Junior Vaudeville, Asst. Chprsn.; Ger- 
man Club, Pres.; Annual Staff; Annual Editor; Quill 
and Scroll; Great Books Club; Math Club; Mu Alpha 
Theta, Pres.; Thespians; Plays; Nat'l Honor Society: 
I.U. Honors. 

Karen Montogomery 

Judy Moore 

Jill P. Morford-Sophomore Council; Junior Policy; Sen- 
ior Council; Junior Vaudeville, Act Chprsn.; French 
Club, Co-Pres.; Echo Editor; Annual Editor, Editor-in- 
Chief; Quill and Scroll; Great Books Club; Mu Alpha 
Theta, Vice Pres.; Thespians; Plays; Nat'l Honor 
Society, Pres.; I.U. Honors. 

Yvonne Morton 

Carole B. Moss-Freshman Council; Sophomore Council 
Junior Policy; Senior Council; Junior Vaudeville 
Prom Chairman; Lilly Endowment Leadership 
French Club; German Club; Annual Editor; Editor-in 
Chief, Annual; Quill and Scroll; Math Club; Band 
Pep Band; Plays; Nat'l Honor Society. 

Debra Murkison-Track; DECA; Math Club. 

Scott Murphy-Tennis; Golf; Cross Country; Wrestling; 
German Club; Annual Staff; FCA; Letterman; Key 
Club, Sec'y. 

Daryl Nibbs 
David Nibbs 
Jack Nolan-Soccer; Basketball; French Club; Echo 

Staff; Junior Vaudeville. 
Brett A. Nolcox-Track; Football; Wrestling. 





Thomas O'Brian 
Tonya Oglesby 

Eric Parker-DECA; German Club. 
Sharon Parker-Senior Council; Math Club; Wrestler- 
ettes; Stage Crew; Footliters; Junior Vaudeville. 



Walter D. Parks Ill-Freshman Council, Pres.; Sopho- 
more Council; Junior Policy; Senior Council; Student 
Council, Pres.; Junior Vaudeville; Prom Committee; 
Minority Engineering; French Club; Annual Staff; An- 
nual Editor; Brain Game; Math Club, Pres.; Letter- 
man; AFS; Stage Crew; Thespians; Footliters; Band; 
Pep Band; Senior Variety Show; Musicals; Plays. 

Sylvia Pearson 

Aaren Perry-Soccer; Lilly Endowment Leadership; 
French Club; Echo Staff; Annual Staff; Quill and 
Scroll. 

Jeffrey Pettigrew-Soccer; Football; Senior Council; 
DECA. 

Angela Pittman 

Laura Pratt-Latin Club; Annual Staff. 

Janet Pringle-Basketball; Volleyball; Freshman Council; 
Sophomore Council; Junior Policy; Senior Council; 
Student Council; Latin Club; Math Club; Girls 
League; ROTC; Junior Vaudeville; Gospel Choir; 
Senior Variety Show. 

Forrest Radcliffe-Gymnastics; Soccer; Football; Wres- 
tling; Junior Policy, Treas.; Senior Council; Junior 
Vaudeville; Prom Committee; DECA, Pres.; Minority 
Engineering; French Club; Math Club; Debate Club; 
Letterman; Band; Pit Band; Pep Band; Musicals. 

Eric Raine 

Ronda Faye Randall-Volleyball; Homecoming Princess 
Candidate; DECA; Math Club; Wrestlerettes. 

Wanda Randall-Volleyball; DECA; Math Club. 

Nedra Randolph-Freshman Council; Sophomore Coun- 
cil; Junior Policy; Senior Council; DECA; Math Club. 



Henry Bryan Reed, Jr. -Bowling; Football; Wrestling; 
Junior Policy, Vice Pres.; Senior Council; Prom King 
Candidate; Minority Engineering; Letterman. 

Felicea D. Reeves-COE-OEA, Treas. 

Brenda Reynolds 

Charlene Reynolds 



Katherine Reynolds 

Latanya Riley-Track; Basketball; French Club. 

John Franklin Riser-Tennis; Football; Basketball; 

French Club; Math Club; Letterman. 
Anita Robinson-Volleyball; Senior Council; Student 

Council; Math Club; Cheer Block, Capt. 



Linda Robinson 

Michelle Rogers-Latin Club; Math Club; Nat'l Honor 

Society. 
Brian M. Ross-Basketball; DECA; Math Club. 
Carmen Ross-Freshman Council; German Club; Math 

Club; Mu Alpha Theta. 



Lester Rowe-Track; Football; Wrestling; Homecoming 

King Candidate; DECA. 
Chuck Rugh-Bowling; Soccer; Football; French Club; 

Math Club; Key Club; Band; Pep Band. 
Anthony Sartin-Minority Engineering; Math Club; Chess 

Club; Mu Alpha Theta; AFS; Nat'l Honor Society. 
Stacey Sears 



Roxanna Shah 
Vicki Shepherd 

Ann Smith-Gymnastics; Senior Council; Minority Engi- 
neering; Latin Club; French Club. 
Mona Smith 



Penny Smith 
Karen Snow 



Maeve Spicer-Tennis; Bowling; Gymnastics; Freshman 
Council; Sophomore Council; Junior Policy; Senior 
Council; Junior Vaudeville; German Club; Annual 
Staff; Math Club; Cheerleading, Capt.; Key Club; 
Nat'l Honor Society. 

Ray Spradley-Football; Wrestling. 



Elaine Stewart-Homecoming Princess Candidate; 

DECA; COE-OEA, Pres.; Math Club. 
Renita J. Stockdale 




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Warren Stokes-Track; Basketball; Letterman; ROTC. 
Tina Summerfield-Student Council; Brain Game; Stage 

Crew; Art Club. 
Gregory Taliey-Wrestling; Art Club. 
Roy Taylor 



Wyquetta Terry-Sophomore Council; Junior Policy; 
Senior Council, PR.; Student Council; Center for 
Leadership Development; Latin Club; Echo Staff; 
Math Club; Media Club. 

Kevin C. Thomas-Bowling; Football; Baseball; Senior 
Council; Prom King Candidate; Homecoming King; 
Latin Club; Math Club; Mu Alpha Theta; Letterman; 
Media Club. 

William Thomas-Freshman Council; Sophomore Coun- 
cil; Junior Policy, Pres.; Student Council; Junior 
Vaudeville; Prom Committee; Thespians; Footliters; 
Rock Choir; Boys' Glee; Acapella; Band; Pep Band. 

Kevin Thompson-Football; Basketball; Math Club. 

Vernon Utley-Sophomore Council; DECA: ROTC; 
Band; Pep Band. 

Dennis Keith Venable-Basketball. 

Anthony Vinson-Freshman Council, Treas.; Sophomore 
Council, Treas.; Student Council; Junior Vaudeville; 
Thespians; Footliters; Gospel Choir; Boys' Glee; Aca- 
pella; Senior Variety Show; Nat'l Honor Society. 

Deborah Walker-Math Club; Cheer Block. 



Sharron Ward-Math Club. 



Kenneth Watkins-Bowling; Cross Country; Football; 
Baseball; Wrestling; German Club; Math Club; Chess 
Club; Mu Alpha Theta; FCA; Letterman; Key Club, 
Vice Pres. 



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Seniors Finish Four Fantastic Years 



The Senior Council started off the 
year by bolstering its funds through a 
candy sale and a newspaper drive. Ev- 
ery Wednesday morning would find sen- 
iors, eyes drooping, in Ms. Greenwood's 
room planning the many senior activi- 
ties. Plans for out-of-school money mak- 
ing projects were soon swarming the 
minds of seniors hoping to find a way to 
Florida over Spring Break. Amidst the 
preparations for graduation, ordering 
announcements, selecting gowns, and 
buying class rings, the Senior Council 
was faced with the dilemma of fighting 
to keep Shortridge open. A Senior Tur- 
nabout was successfully pulled off in 
mid- April. With their last school dance 
behind them, seniors began showing no- 
ticeable signs of senioritis. Ending the 
year with a bang, the seniors had a wild 
senior week charactarized by punkers, 
cowboys, doctors and bums. 




1981 SENIOR COUNCIL; Row One: Jill Morford, Rogers, Joann Joyner, Carmela Zachery, Vetchel 

Kim Burrell, Sharon Parker, Maeve Spicer, Dorothy Gee, Marsha Johnson. Row Three: Wyquetta Terry, 

Baker. Row Two: Mr. Grismore (sponsor), Ms. Walter Parks, Devon Girton, Kevin Thomas, Ezra 

Greenwood (sponsor), Josephine Stovall, Carole Johnson, Henry Reed, Eric Johnson, Chris Keys. 
Moss, Beverly Beauford, Janet Pringle, Michelle 



Lonnie Watson 

Sherri L. Watson-Junior Policy; COE-OEA. 

Pearl Lyne Watts-Volleyball; Devilettes; Freshman Pom 

Pom Girls. 
David Weiser-Soccer 



Tamara Latise Wells-DECA. 

Angela Westbrook-DECA; Gospel Choir; Girls' Glee; 

Acapella. 
Tamar Whitted-Volleyball; Junior Vaudeville; Math 

Club; Letterman; Media Club; Girls' Glee; Acapella, 

Pres.; Senior Variety Show, Chairman; Musicals; 

Nat'l. Honor Society. 
Valine Williams 



Cheryl Wright-Homecoming Princess Candidate. 

Annette Young-Acapella. 

Darla Young 

Carmela Zachery-Tennis; Volleyball; Senior Council; 
Student Council; Homecoming Princess Candidate; 
Echo Staff; Math Club; Devilettes; Freshman Pom 
Pom Girls Letterman; Nat'l. Honor Society. 




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Seniors Not Pictured 



Larry Alexander 
Lee Alexander 
Darrell Austin 
Wallace Baker 
Craig Banks 
Stephen Bell 
Darrell Bledsoe 
Paula Bonley 
Walter Bradley 
Marcia Branch 
Rodney Brown 
Samuel Brown 
Terry Brown 
Mary Broyles 
James Bryson 
LaVerne Cannon 
Ronald Carter 
Leon Casey 
Tonya Cooley 
Anthony Cortellini 
Richard Cummings 



Albert Davis 
Gary Davis 
James Davis 
Robert Dixon 
Melissa Dowas 
Barbara Elmore 
Zachary Evans 
Freddie Fields 
Joni Fleischman 
Theresa Fleming 
Nancy Franklin 
Angela Frizzle 
Jennifer Gammon 
William Gant 
Joe Garrett 
Walter Goins 
Michael Graham 
Denise Gray 
Brian Hamilton 
Brian Haralson 
David Harris 



Ronnie Hawkins 
Leroy Hollis 
James Hyde 
Shirley Jackson 
Tamara James 
Anthony Jamison 
Cynthia Johnson 
Herman Jones 
Kenneth E. Jones 
LaGina Kidd 
Jeffery King 
Byron Lindsey 
Reginald Lumpkin 
Kim Mack 
Jeffery Martin 
Kevin Martin 
Brenda McChriston 
Tonya McCrackin 
Homer McMillin 
Austin Minor 
John Moore 



Marsha Murray 
Tyrone Muse 
.Daphne Outlaw 
Jeffrey Outlaw 
Kim Paicely 
Robert Parrish 
Janice Patterson 
Robert Patterson 
Charles Payton 
David Proffitt 
Joe Reuter 
Arlene Richardson 
Phillip Rodney 
Shirely Rutledge 
Linda Searles 
Leola Smith 
Deborah Spells 
Alleen Starks 
Josephine Stovall 
Heather Strickland 
Cort Thomas 



Lonna Thompson 
Rhoda Townsend 
Aaron Tucker 
Gabriel Tunstall 
Todd Turner 
Derek Vaughn 
Steven Wagner 
Dewayne Walker 
Barbara Wallen 
David Warwick 
Sarah Washington 
Paul Wheat 
Michelle White 
William White 
John Williams 
Michael Williams 
Sonnie Williams 
Pamela Wills 



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Lizzie Aasen 

Wanda Alexander 

Albert Anderson 

Elizabeth Andrews 

Becky Appenfelder 

Anthony Appleton 



Karla Austin 

Timothy Avery 

LaVerne Bailey 

Martha Baker 

Sheryl Baker 

Lonnie Ball 



Roger Ball 
Bonny Banchy 
Randall Banks 
Robert Banks 
Lucia Bardwell 
Kivya Barlowe 



Angela Barnett 

Kristen Bates 

Veronica Birdsong 

Francine Black 

Jacqueline Bledsoe 

Kevin Bostic 



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Gary Burns 

Penny Butler 

Rick Cales 



Paula Cannon 

Mark Capes 

Janice Carey 



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Juniors' Policy Was Hard Work 




The Junior Policy, sponsored by Sue 
McNiel and Tom Birk, is one of the most 
spirited class governments yet. From the 
first days in September to the final days in 
June, the Junior Policy, under the fearless 
leadership of Emily DeBow, did it's best to 
shine. The year started right with great 
Homecoming successes. One of the main 
goals of the Junior Policy was to create a 
Junior Vaudeville which would be appreciat- 
ed by all who saw it. With this great feat 
under their belts, the juniors got down to 
business making money to hold them 
through their senior year. The juniors found 
that spirit was the key to a successful stu- 
dent government. 

1980 JUNIOR POLICY: Karen Corn, Candace 
Edmondson, Felicia Boyd, Ava Dorn, Pam Pringle, 
Cathy Hinant, Michelle Taylor, Jackie Terrell, 
Martha Baker, Whitney Snowden, Theresa Chubb, 
Julia 

Wegner, Edie Cassell, Rochelle Boyd, Harry 
Summers, Rory Bradford, Joe Stilwell, John 
Weichert, Paul Craig, Greg Ellis, Michael Selby, 
David Guernsey, Matt Murrell, Paul West, Ms. Sue 
McNiel, sponsor. 



Robert Carroll 
Edie Cassell 
Crystal Caston 
Barbara Cheatham 
Theresa Chubb 
Darryl Clemmons 



Warren Clemmons 
Anita Cloyd 
Monica Coffer 
Cheryl Colston 
Karen Corn 
Paul Craig 



DeVon Cummings 
Sherry Davis 
Anthony Dickens 
Keith Dickens 
Kenneth Dickens 
David Diggs 



Nedra Dixon 
Corneal Donaldson 
Ava Dorn 

Deborah Dougherty 
Lesha Doyle 
Mark Durham 



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Lynda Edmonds 

Candace Edmonson 

Jay Edwards 

LuWanna Edwards 

Mark Elliott 

Patricia Elliott 



Gregory Ellis 
Jeffrey Ellis 
Paul Everts 
Betty Fields 

Robert Flagg 
Andrea Floyd 



Brian Floyd 

Michael Foster 

Tina Gann 

Teresa Garrett 

Terri Graves 

David Guernsey 



Alan Hall 

Darryl Hampton 

Beverly Harris 

Carlton Haygood 

William Haygood 

Arthur Haynes 



Laura Henn 

Cathleen Hinant 

Andrew Hoesman 

Elizabeth Holland 

Theresa Holtz 

Marci Howard 



James Hudkins 
Donna Hughes 
Kenneth Hughes 
Denise Jackson 
Robert Jackson 
Scott Jackson 



Kelly Jay 

Derek Jeffers 

Rita Jenkins 

Tommy Jennings 

Glenn Johnson 

Kimberly Johnson 



Felicia Jones 

Cornelius Jorman 

Joyce Kendrick 

Pauline Kennedy 

Samuel Keys 

Aledra Kimbrough 



Angela Landon 

Rhonda Love 

Robin Manning 

Tonya Martin 

Dianna Maynard 

Briant McClund 



Cheryl McMillin 

Patrick McShane 

Michael Meyers 

Curtis Mickel 

Laura Middleton 

Kristi Miller 




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Phillip Miller 
Danell Milton 
Michael Mimms 
Micheal Moore 
Mark Morgan 
Frankie Murray 

Matthew Murrell 
David Murry 
Willie Murry 
Carolyn Myles 
Joseph Napier 
Andrew Neff 



Natalie Nelson 
David Nibbs 
Anh Nguyen 
Tim Pace 
Keith Parks 
Paula Payton 



Fred Pervine 
Patti Pierson 
Annemarie Powderly 
Theresa Preer 
Pam Pringle 
Jacqueline Randall 



ICA Opens Doors To The World 



For the past two years there have been 
three students at Shortridge who are associ- 
ated with the Institute of Cultural Affairs, 
(ICA). They are Denise Stanley, Becky Ap- 
penfelder, and Joni Fleischman. 

The ICA is a nonprofit global organization 
concerned with human development and is 
located in 37 countries. Staff persons live 
together in either a village, small town, or 
city, working to create self-sufficient, self- 
reliant and self-confident communities. 

The ICA recognizes adulthood at the age 
of twelve. The students are then separated 
from their parents, if agreed upon, to spend 
seventh and eighth grade in Chicago under 
the supervision of an adult staff. The ninth 
grade is spent in a community project in the 
United States or overseas. The High School 
years are designed to be less transient and 
students usually spend three years in one 
location. 

Becky and her mother, who joined in 
1972, have lived in Kentucky, Chicago, and 
a small village in Chile. During her year in 
Chile, Becky became fluent in Spanish, 
learned how to ride horseback, played on 
the woman's soccer team, and worked in the 
gardens. 

Since 1972, Denise and her family have 
lived in New Hampshire, Detroit, Cincinnati, 



and Chicago. Denise lived in a small Appala- 
chian coal mining town before coming to 
Indianapolis. While in W. Va., she helped 
organize a basketball team and a 4-H Club, 
while helping in many workdays. 

Joni and her mother joined in 1978 and 
immediately left for India, where they 
worked in different village projects in Mahar- 
ashtra. Joni then went to Malasia and her 
mother to Indonesia. 

A typical day for these girls starts at 5:30 
A.M., when they meet downstairs and re- 
hearse a daily ritual (a secular liturgy made 
up of Indian poetry). During breakfast, a 
conversation is led by one of them by read- 
ing a quote and then they go over the news 
of the day. The next 45 minutes are spent in 
a meeting called "collegium" when they ei- 
ther plan the week, report on an event, or 
decide what has to be done about a certain 
issue. 

The ICA has provided them with chances 
to meet and work with people of different 
nationalties and backgrounds; chances to de- 
velop independence; chances to travel and 
become involved in many communities and 
lifestyles. Although being separated from 
their parents has been difficult at times, 
Joni, Becky, and Denise are glad to have 
had the opportunities and experiences which 



the Institute of Cultural Affairs has 
made possible. 




DENISE STANLEY AND BECKY APPEN- 
FELDER enjoy the first snow of winter outside 
Shortridge. 



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Juniors' Float Sets Sail To Victory 



The Junior class realized that the spirit 
and level of excitement at the Homecoming 
football game would have to be brought to 
its peak this year if they wanted our team to 
have any chance of beating the Marshall 
Patriots who were ranked fifth in the state. 

Weeks in advance of Homecoming, dy- 
namic duo juniors Mark Durham and Ro- 
chelle Boyd created the ideal theme for their 
float, "Blue Devil Tea (m) Party". 

As the idea developed, plans were made 
to construct a "boat" and fill it with Blue 
Devil "Indians" with red, white, and blue 
boxes with the name "Patriots" painted on 
them, that the "Indians" would fiercely 
throw to the ground as the float paraded by 
the Shortridge side of the field. 

After a week's hard work by dedicated 
juniors, the boat and it's Blue Devil mast set 
asail to Julius Field. Upon arrival, the ship 
loaded it's cargo of Patriot boxes, and Blue 
Devil "Indians", who were prepared to 
"dump" the Patriots. 

The junior float won first place making all 
the hard work worthwhile. The junior class 
also won best decorated Spirit Hall and went 
so far as to decorate every football player's 
locker with balloons, streamers, and the 
players name and jersey number. 




JUNIOR HOMECOMING PRINCESS, Rochelle Boyd, and her escort, Mark Durham, waved to the 
crowd excitedly. 



Sharon Reed 

Brian Reichel 

Kevin Rhea 

Jerry Richardson 

Pennell Richardson 

Helene Riggs 



Phillip Roberts 

Dawn Robinson 

Mishon Roddy 

Dwayne Rodgers 

Alif Rogers 

Stephen Scott 



Walter Scott 

Kim Scruggs 

Mike Selby 

Tim Selig 

Allen Shah 

Tony Shackleford 




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Kelly Shaw 
Dawn Sheridan 
Eugene Simmons 
Jacqueline Slatter 
Brandt Smith 
Tony Smitty 



Whitney Snowden 
Denise Stanley 
Marcus Stewart 
Joe Stilwell 
Tony Sullivan 
Harry Summers 



Terry Swayzer 
Jason Swift 
Keith Talley 
Tina Taylor 
Felisa Teague 
Jackie Terrell 



Joseph Thomas 
Richard Thomas 
Inize Tisdul 
Tracie Torain 
Silas Townsend 
Gabriel Tunstall 



Berlynn Turner 
Shawn Turner 
Joe VanBuskirk 
Carla Ward 
Sharon Ward 
Tony Warren 



Sharon Watts 
John Weichert 
Paul West 
Diane White 
Jeffrey White 
Shirley White 



William White 
Ann Williams 
Jacqueline Williams 
Regina Williams 
Rondello Williams 
Sheila Williams 



Diretha Willis 
Keith Woods 
Rosalyn Woods 
Cheryl Wright 
Melvin Yarbro 
Kenneth Yates 



Vincent Yelladay 
Cathy Young 



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Katrice Abel 

Kevin Abel 

Lastronia Adams 

Rosie Allen 

Michael Annes 

Patrick Appleton 



Eric Arehart 

Michael Avant 

Leroy Baker 

Sandra Banks 

Emery Barton 

Cyrus Behroozi 



James Bell 

Sylvester Bellamy 

Yolanda Berry 

Debbie Bennett 

Kelley Bible 

Tammy Berryhill 




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William Bradley 
Donald Brown 
Cynthia Brown 



Douglass Brown 

Geary Brown 

Rodnie Bryant 



Lester Burse 

Stephanie Butler 

Kimberly Campbell 



John Carr 

Tonnie Carruther 

Allison Carter 



Francine Carter 

Valencia Casey 

Peter Cerola 



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II 



Sophomores Start Slowly 




Sophomore Council: Row One: Kathy Coleman, Julie Peacock, Geary Brown, Anne Danielle, Carla 
Williams, Stephanie Butler, Patrick Appleton, Stacey Edwards, Leroy Baker, Natalie Muse, Mary 
Porter, Row Two: Carlena Lindsey, Lynn Casey, Rodney Bryant, Michael Avant, Stephanie Poe, Jeff 
Whitesell, Valita Fredland, Anna Harper, Amy Senior, Cyrus Behroozi. 



Although the Sophomore Council got off 
to a slow start, this year's class had serveral 
ideas for the improvement of Shortridge. 
Plans to help out in the community and 
school were made by president Carlena 
Lindsey, while everyone participated in as- 
sisting the Shortridge student task force. 

One of the main goals of Sophomore 
Council was to increase its membership. 
"We haven't reached our goal yet, but we 
have been trying very hard," Carlena said. 
Even though the membership wasn't as large 
as possible, the students who participated 
were very enthusiastic. 




Gwendolyn Chester 
Kevin Clay 
Helen Coleman 
Kathy Coleman 
Marvin Coleman 
Lisa Contreras 



Donna Cook 
Billy Cooper 
Angela Cooper 
Anthony Cowherd 
John Crenshaw 
Richard Creveling 



Anne Daniell 
Vincent Davis 
Johnny DeWalt 
Anthony Douthit 
April Dozier 
Denise Dubard 



Carmen Duff 
Robin Dunville 
George Early 
Felisha Easter 
Cathy Edelen 
Alecia Edmonds 



Peggy Edmonds 
Jetona Edwards 
Wanda Edwards 
Penny Ellison 
Valita Fredland 
Terrie Fischer 



Ann Foster 
Paul Galloway 
Tonya Gatewood 
Susan Gerard 
Linda Gibson 
Dianne Glover 



Angela Goodlow 
Vinicius Goodman 
Tracey Gray 
Jodi Gruver 
Eric Guess 
Todd Guise 



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Yeah! Rah! Ridge! 



Yells thundered forth from the gym- 
nasium surprising approaching basket- 
ball spectators with their zeal. These 
volumonous sounds originated in the 
mouths of sixty Shortridges who as- 
sembled to form the first Shortridge 
Cheerblock in several years. "We 



Tammy Hampton 



Anna Harper 

Cheryl Harris 

Mary Harris 

Warren Hawkins 

Chris Helft 

Cynthia Henry 



Katrina Henry 

Brent Hicks 

Renee Hill 

Tammy Holtz 

Aaron Howard 

Donald Howell 



Arnold Howlett 

Anne Hughes 

Bridgette Hunt 

Helen Hunter 

Charles Hutchson 

Myrtle Jackson 



Kirstin Johnson 

Shana Johnson 

Bobbie Jones 

Keith Jones 

Michael Jones 

Michelle Jones 



Rhonda Keys 

Jackie Kidd 

Lisa LeForge 

Sharon Lewis 

Mary Beth Long 

Cheryl Looper 

Sean Maddox 
Harvey Mason 
Barbara Matney 
Anna Matthews 
Lisa McEachern 
Vicky McKinney 



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wear blue and white sweatshirts with 
jeans, white gloves and tennis shoes. 
We stand out because we look uniform 
and neat while showing our support 
for our school," said Robin Maxey, 
sophomore. 

The cheerblock was organized by 
Anita Robinson. Through practice and 
experience, the cheerblockers learned 
many spirit-inspiring yells. According 
to Robin, "The cheerleaders want 
Ridgers to join them in backing up our 
teams, and we like showing our spirit 
so the cheerblock is an advantage for 
everyone!" 





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Danny McMasters 
Hannah Meadows 
David Miller 
Vaughn Miller 
Monica Mimms 
Karen Molzan 



Lennell Moore 
Theodore Morgan 
Laura Mouser 
Sandy Murphy 
Sheila Myles 
Dung Nguyen 



David Nibbs 
Crisena Nicholson 
Alonzo Moel 
Neil Norwood 
Mary Nowlin 
George Overstreet 



Crystal Patterson 
Patrice Patterson 
Julieanna Peacock 
Jeff Phelps 
Ellen Phillips 
Mary Porter 



Marc Porter 
Jerry Rasdell 
Michael Reeves 
Rachel Riegel 
Adrien Riding 
Reginald Roberts 



Sanmongue Robinson 
Michael Rowland 
Linda Rush 
Cristina Sanner 
Danny Schick 
Lisa Schmidt 



Patricia Scrogham 
Stephanie Scopelitis 
Amy Senior 
Lane Seymour 
Bruce Sharpe 
Jerry Sharp 



Cornelius Shaw 
Arthur Shaw 
Janice Sherrell 
Brenda Smith 
Crystal Smith 
Curtis Smith 



Linda Smith 
Nick Snodgrass 
Michael Spivey 
Debra Stewart 
Robert Stewart 
Tonya Stokes 



Vernone Suttle 
Varnador Sutton 
Santa Tate 
Kenneth Thompson 
Rodney Thompson 
Ronald Tucker 



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Danny Turner 

Teresa Turner 

Greg Tyson 

Heidi Vail 

Karol-Lisa Vale 

Kevin Vinson 



Andrea Wagner 

Jeffery Walker 

Derek Walker 

Angela Watts 

Harry Watts 

David Weber 



Anita Wells 

Donna Wells 

Eric Wells 

Felicia Wells 

Loren White 

Jeff Whitesell 



Brian Williams 

Carla Williams 

Chris Williams 

Elmore Williams 

Micheal Williams 

Ernestine Willis 



Cheryl Wills 

Tamara Wilson 

Georgia White 

Chris Wood 

Stephen Woods 

Steven Yelladay 




Freshmen Stand Up 

Attention all Shortridgers! The grand hunt 
is on! Everyone is invited to join the search 
for the Freshman Council. One clue that has 
been uncovered is that the freshman spon- 
sor, Mrs Kathleen Wallace, can usually be 
found coaching the volleyball team or help- 
ing students improve their artistic abilities. 
No one knows for sure who was involved, 
but there was an impressive freshman float 
at Homecoming which adds to the excite- 
ment of the search. Surprisingly, this years 
freshman calss is the largest among the four 
at Shortridge. Hopefully in the next three 
years, it's class council will become more 
representative of it's dominating size. In the 
meantime, will the real Freshman Council 
please stand up? 

1981 FRESHMAN COUNCIL: Denise Tipton, Amy 
Weichert, Trish Smitha, Casandra Bradley. 




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Penny Bischoff 
Lisa Bledsoe 
Charita Bostic 



Charles Bowen 
Lisa Boyd 
Casandra Bradley 



William Brame 
Yvonne Brinkley 
Nora Brinkley 



Kenneth Brooks 
Patrick Brown 
Robert Brown 



Roosevelt Brown 
Dewayne Bryant 
Linda Bullock 



Jamie Burnett 
Ricky Burnett 
Kenneth Burns 



Lillian Bunch 
Eric Butler 
Steven Byrd 



Edwina Akers 
Keith Abel 
Brenda Alexander 
William Alkire 
Allen Anderson 
Patricia Anderson 



Tina Anderson 
Steve Arnold 
Arthur Ashbridge 
Michael Austin 
Karen Bailey 
Nenad Ban 



Larry Bates 
Michael Bayt 
Kenneth Beatty 
Sharon Benson 
Doyle Binion 
Geneva Binion 



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A Foreign View Of You 



When you think of living in a foreign coun- 
try, an array of experiences, quite different 
to your accustomed lifestyle, appears in 
your mind. A description of the country 
most often visited by students would contra- 
dict these thoughts because there are more 
foreign students in the U.S. than any other 
country. Nenad Ban, a freshman from Za- 
greb, Yugoslavia, is among this majority. His 
description of life in a foreign country marks 
differences in American's lives that they 
take for granted. 

Nenad came to the U.S. in February of 
1980 with his family because his mother was 
involved in lab research for IUPUI. His fa- 
ther, a chrystalographer, was on sabbatical. 
Nenad studied English privately in Yugosla- 
via, thus he had few troubles getting into the 
mainstram of life in America. 

Soccer and swimming are the most popu- 



lar sports in Yugoslavia. Nenad, a swimmer, 
said, "You rarely see American football in 
Europe. It is too violent." Nenad also no- 
ticed that America, as a larger country, in- 
forms it's inhabitants more about national 
politics rather than the world situation. 
Smaller countries, he said, are more in- 
formed about what other countries are do- 
ing. 

"One of the first things I noticed is that all 
the cars are very big," Nenad said. He en- 
joys life in the U.S. but he is glad he will 
return soon because he misses his friends. 



NENAD BAN, AN OUTSTANDING STUDENT, finds 
school easier in the U.S. than in Yugoslavia where he 
plans to study at a technical school after graduation. 




Douglas Campbell 

Youssef Carpenter 

Anthony Carter 

Bridgette Carver 

Terry Carver 

Bob Cassell 



David Chambers 

Dennis Chambers 

Michele Chapman 

Daniel Chubb 

Faye Collins 

James Compton 



Colleen Contreras 

James Cook 

James Corbin 

Benny Council 

Rick Critchfield 

Alfred Dartis 



Lisa Davis 

Tonya Davis 

William Day 

George Dilcher 

Haron Donaldson 

Eric Dycus 



Robert Earle 

Venetta Edmonds 

Vivian Elbert 

Lorenda Eldridge 

Kimberly Elliott 

William Essex 



Andrew Everts 

Schara Faucett 

James Fish 

Selena Flowers 

Mario Folson 

Faye Gaines 




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Tammy Gann 
Constance Gatewood 
William Gatewood 
DeWayne Gee 
De Gentry 
Lula Glenn 



Brenda Glover 
Victor Glover 
Treni Gorman 
Larry Goshen 
Elizabeth Guernsey 
Kim Grady 



Maureen Graves 
Jerome Greer 
Timothy Gregory 
Willis Gregory 
David Grifaith 
Jon Griffith 



Melissa Griffith 
Bernadette Hall 
David Hall 
Stephen Hampton 
Chris Harmon 
Darren Harris 



Tammy Harris 
Ruth Hayes 
Vincent Hester 
Brian Hill 
Willie Hill 
John Hines 



Lori Hines 
Mike Hines 
Leanna Hobbs 
Dawn Hochradel 
Linda Hodges 
Tern Hoseclaw 



Byron Hoesman 
LaRonda Hoosier 
James Hopson 
Ricky Howard 
Anthony Howlett 
Chris Hoyce 



Roger Hubbard 
Wayne Hughes 
Marvin Jackson 
Rodney Jefferson 
Jeffrey Johnson 
Pam Johnson 



Peter Johnson 
Ray Johnson 
Rhonda Johnson 
Brian Jones 
Darlene Jones 
Kerry Jones 



Caryn Kay 
Sherry Kelley 
April Kimbrough 
Anthony Lambert 
John Lewis 
Patrice Lyons 



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Paula Martin 

Willie Martin 

Mauri Mason 

Sharon Mathes 

Patricia Maxwell 

Keith McCann 



Ben Meadows 

Roxann Means 

Robert Miller 

Suzanna Mitchell 

Thurman Montgomery 

Zarkeeta Mooney 



James Moore 

Tammera Moore 

Sandratte Morris 

Patrick Mosley 

Tracey Mundy 

Scott Mutchmore 



Delmon Nichols 

Netra Nichols 

Julie Nimock 

Christine Noel 

Birna Ntukogu 

Darryl O'Kelley 



Mary Orr 

Robert Outlaw 

Michael Page 

Kevin Parks 

DeRea Pegues 

Timothy Pegues 



John Peters 

Renita Pirtle 

Lynn Porter 

Donald Primm 

Edward Primm 

Lorene Prokop 



Elmer Quarles 

Carol Ramsey 

Lloyd Reed 

Jeffrey Reese 

Victoria Render 

Ben Reichel 



Chuck Reuter 

Jack Reynolds 

Glenda Richardson 

Bonnie Robertson 

Walterina Robertson 

Beverly Roche 



Hassan Rogers 

Rohan Rodney 

Ellis Rose 

Louis Rouse 

Romale Ruffin 

Nia Settles 



Bruce Scott 

Ricky Scott 

Phyllis Simpson 

Chris Smith 

Donald Smith 

JoAnn Smith 




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Leola Smith 
Tricia Smitha 
Errol Stallion 
Aryan Steele 
James Talley 
Tamara James 



Elisa Taylor 
Gwen Taylor 
James Taylor 
Marcus Taylor 
Sandra Taylor 
Thomas Taylor 



Brian Thomas 
Charles Thomas 
Jeffrey Thornburgh 
Tonya Tiggs 
Delise Tipton 
Shemiah Townsend 



Debra Troutman 
Lisa Tuggles 
Lisa Turner 
Ginger Twitchell 
Kelly Vale 
Katie Walker 



Lisa Ware 
Yvonne Walker 
Charles Washington 
Diane Washington 
Michael Washington 
Terry Washington 



Amy Weichert 
Doug Weiser 
James Westbrook 
Ella White 
Steve Whitley 
Kenneth Williams 



Mia Williams 
Robert Williams 
Tami Williamson 
Belinda Wills 
Kenneth Winston 
Dwight Winters 



Lori Wooden 
George Woodruff 
Frank Woods 
Gregory Woods 
Rodney Woodson 
Jeffrey Yarbro 



Lisa Young 
Rhonda Young 



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There's a background buzz of constant 
activity of Shortridge. This music is created 
by the people who are so enthralled with 
learning, finding, doing, helping, laughing, 
and loving that they find they just can't stop 
with the 3:10 bell. So they keep on learning, 
finding, doing, helping, laughing, and loving. 
Turn the page to find out how. 



Echo Echo Echo Echo Echo Echo Echo 



In September of 1898, the first issue of 
The Shortridge Daily ECHO was published. 
It was the only daily high school newspaper 
in the country at the time. 

The Daily ECHO had editors and a staff 
for every day in the week which consisted of 
about ten to twenty students, or an entire 
staff of fifty to one hundred. This newspaper 
became famous for it's complete coverage 
and professional quality. 

Today, The Shortridge Weekly ECHO is 
one of the few weekly high school newspa- 
pers left in the nation. Most schools have 
gone to the magazine form of paper which 
they publish monthly or bimonthly. When 
the ECHO was forced to reduce to a weekly 
paper about ten years ago, a lot of the jour- 
nalistic enthusiasm that Shortridge had cre- 
ated seemed to fall by the wayside. This 
year we have tried to regenerate the zealous 
attitude that we were noted for in the past. 

After the creation of a new ECHO policy, 
we realized our goals for a successful jour- 
nalistic year. First, we wanted to get the 
Ridgers to read their newspaper. So, we 
tried, through entertaining and amusing sto- 
ries, to get students to wait anxiously every 
Tuesday for the "famed" ECHO to hit the 
halls. 

One of the major controversies of the 
year was whether or not we should get rid of 
BLAB. BLAB was a traditional gossip col- 

FRANCESCA MANFREDI puts her nose to the 
grindstone using her newly acquired skills in the 

print shop. 



umn that we tried to drop because we were 
advised it was "bad journalism." However, 
many students swore they only read the 
ECHO so they could get their "grubby little 
hands" on the latest juicy gossip. 

In the end, we decided that we couldn't 
afford to lose any of our readership, so we 
succumbed to public demand and continued 
to run a non-libelous "gossip column" which 
was renamed RAP to stay in sine with the 
changin' times. Feature Editor, sophomore 
Valita Fredland commented, "I thought 
RAP had to go in because gossip is really all 
most of the people look for." 

Other ploys to increase interest were in- 
terviews with famous graduate authors (Kurt 
Vonnegut) and disc jockeys (Roger 
Holloway), polls which reported the voted 
most debonaire guy and most unappetizing 
foods, and sports stories that were so in- 
depth that we even quoted coaches from 
faraway schools for predictions on how their 
schools would fare against the mighty Blue 
Devil football and basketball teams. 

Sports Editor, senior Chris Keys, was the 
mastermind behind this years sports page. 
Chris said, "Being the editor of the sports 
page, I was in charge of the most attractive 
and most likely-to-be-read page of the news- 
paper. In my column each week I tried to 
write as adhesively to a specific sport as 
possible so that I could reconceal the non- 



sports-minded reader to that particular 
sport." 

Once we got the ECHO to be a popular 
item because of its entertainment value, we 
had to mold the image we wanted our paper 
to project. Since the editorial page is sup- 
posed to be the "heart" of every newspa- 
per, great emphasis was put on the quality 
and tone of this area. Editorial Editor, soph- 
omore Shawn Duff commented on her page 
in this way, "I was glad when I was appoint- 
ed Editorial Editor because editorials are my 
favorite part of the newspaper. When I read 
a newspaper, I like to make comments about 
it, and our editorial page provided for the 
comments that other kids in the school had 
to make about controversial issues." 

Another one of our goals this year was to 
advance our own knowledge of journalistic 
techniques. Our nineteen member staff in- 
cluded five freshmen, four sophomores, 
eight juniors, and two seniors; and only one 
of these people had been on the staff for 
more than a year, with half of the staff being 
complete novices to any form of journalism. 
So teaching and learning about a newspaper 
while trying to produce a weekly was quite 
an accomplishment the staff as well as 
our understanding advisor, Mrs. 
Mary McGarvey. 




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Chris Noel, freshman News Editor, was 
the epitome of the struggle the entire staff 
had to endure. When Chris started the year 
with the title of News Editor thrust upon her, 
she had to learn everything from the begin- 
ning and uphold all of her responsibilities at 
the same time. She said, "It was pretty hard 
being News Editor when I first started, but 
with the help of the staff it became a lot 
easier, and soon I really enjoyed my job." 

Because we didn't have an "ECHO Pho- 
tographer" as such, all members of the staff 
had to learn how to use the 35mm camera 
that INB (Indiana National Bank was as- 
signed as SHS's "Partner in Progress") ac- 
quired for us. 

Another skill we all boasted after serving 
as "ECHOites" for an entire year was 
Graphic Arts experience. Each staffer was 
required to spend a certain amount of time 
every week in the Graphic Arts Lab (affec- 
tionately known as the "Print Shop") help- 
ing with paste-up and photomechanical pro- 
cesses. This not only taught our journalists 
another skill they didn't realize they sought, 
but it also helped to relieve the load on Mr. 
Donald McCauley, whose time spent pro- 
ducing the ECHO was estimated at 125% 
per week. 

Finally, we all had one central goal in the 
back of our minds throughout the year. That 
was to keep the ECHO living and prospering 
into eternity by keeping good 'ole SHS's 
doors open. 

Fears that our school would be the one 
chosen for extinction this year helped to 
spur us to turn out the best quality stories 
and angles possible. We constantly sought 
news of activities Ridgers were participating 
and excelling in, like math, science, and 
choir contests, sports events, and even com- 
munity projects that the various clubs 
staged. 

Coeditor-in-chief, junior Mike Selby, gave 
his philosophy as an ECHO editor, "Being 
an editor of any high school publication can- 
not be taken as mere hobby or just a job, 
neither is it just responsibility, as I have 
learned. It is a duty, a duty that must be held 
steadfastly to just as loyal soldier holds true 
to his duty." 

Behind all of the ECHO's many motives 
this year, was the one quality that makes any 
high school a success, and that was spirit. 
We wanted to generate spirit by promoting 
spirit and by being the most spirited group in 
the school. The ECHO Staff feels they suc- 
ceeded in this endeavor. 

MICHAEL SELBY works at the light table in the 
print shop preparing a layout for the front page 

ECHO STAFF; Cyrus Behroozi, Mona Edmondson, 
Edie Cassell, Debbie Dougherty, Michael Selby, 
Kristen Bates, Valita Fredland, Mrs. McGarvey 
(sponser), Derex Walker, Kimberly Johnson, Chris 
Keys. 



echo/95 



The Definition Of Hysteria 



"You guys! Where's my picture? Why 
hasn't this copy been written yet? Jill! Car- 
ole! Mr. Birk! Anybody! Help!" These are 
common screeches heard from room 123. 
What is the cause of all this hysteria you 
ask? Without a doubt it is the yearbook staff 
busily working on one of the finest editions 
of the Annual that Shortridgers have ever 
laid eyes on. 

Scribble, scribble, scribble go the staffers 
writing their stories on Ridgers and what 
they are involved in. Snap, snap, snap go the 
photographers freezing action on film which 
becomes pictures of you and me and every- 
body. The year does not go by without the 
long evenings with tired and hungry year- 



bookers working diligently to get things 
done before the clock strikes twelve and the 
typewriters turn into pumpkins and the cam- 
eras into mice. (By the way, the yearbook 
made a commendable contribution to the 
Annual Pumpkin Pie Bake-Off and the Soci- 
ety of Biological Experimentation.) 

Seriously, all those involved in creating 
these 100 and some pages take great pride 
in their work and hope it brings you fond 
memories of the school year 1980-1981. 



THE EDITORS-IN-CHIEF had to go to great lengths to 
get Sports Editor Cyrus Behroozi to complete his sec- 
tion. 




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1980 YEARBOOK STAFF! Top Row; David Nash, 

Korben Perry, Robbie Hatchel, Second Row; Anne 

Daniell, Amy Senior, Jodi Cruver, Valita Fredland, 

Karen Molzan, Natasha Wagner, Helene Riggs, 

Jacqueline Slatter, Bottom Row; Lynda Edmonds, 

Mark Durham, Carole Moss, Chris Harmon, Jill 

Morford, Anna Harper, Maeve Spicer, Lisa Bell. 

CAROLE MOSS, CO-EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, is stuck 

with a problem. 




Yearbookers Do It Annually 




The One And Only 

The SHS Speech Team did not have an 
overwhelming turnout this year. In fact on 
the morning of the first meet at Arsenal 
Technical High School, the team from Shor- 
tridge was comprised of me, myself and I. 

Thanks to our new speech coach, Ms. Liz 
White, and the author of The Death of the 
Human Particle, Michael Benedict, the 
speech team did strike a noye of success. It 
was said that two fourth places in the prose 
competition was a good first try for the 
"team." 

Ms. White has sacrificed an arm and a leg 
(and a few packs of salems) rushing from 
classes at IUPUI to the Ridge a few days a 
week. She devotes all of her time to teaching 
students different forms of creative expres- 
sion. 

More students will pull together as the 
year progresses. And if all goes well the 
opponents will have a diffiult time forgetting 
about "the Ridge." But then most oppo- 
nents usually do! 

AAREN PERRY, after his lonely debut, remained an 
avid supporter and member of the Speech Team for the 
year. 



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A Lot Of People Create A Lot Of Spirit 



Overpopula tion 

It took a special wide lens and some to- 
getherness on the part of the members to fit 
everyone in the Math Club, SHS's largest 
club, into one picture. That's what the club 
has been ever since it's revival a couple of 
years back-in the picture. With such popular 
activities as the annual volleyball game and 
the trip to the Chicago Museum of Science 
and Industry, it could not be otherwise. The 
infamous M&M's candy sales seem to have 
more people involved in selling than in 
buying. In the midst of this blur of activity 
are members who have also been initiated 
into Mu Alpha Theta, a national math honor 
society. This group is a service and career 
oriented club with plans for speakers and 
semester-end tutoring. At the end of the 
year comes the initiation of new members 
who have worked their pluses and minuses 
together to equal excellence in mathematics. 
These clubs are making math jump out of 
the books and come alive as a real part in 
the life of SHS. 

QUILL AND SCROLL, Back Row; Heidi Vail, 

Michael Selby, Carole Moss, Cyrus Behroozi, Janet 

Molzan, Aaren Perry, Keith Parks, Front Row; Jill 

Morford, Kim Johnson, Edie Cassell. 

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MATH CLUB: John Weichert, David Guernsey, Sean 
Maddox, Lisa Carter, Kivya Barlow, Ted Morgan, 
Cathy Edelen, Tim Pace, Lisa Contreras, Terri Hose- 
claw, Anne Daniell, Carole Moss, Forest Radcliffe, Ro- 
chelle Boyd, Berlynne Turner, Julie Peacock, Deborah 
Walker, Leroy Baker, Rory Bradford, Carmela Za- 
chary, Penny Bischoff, Tracey Mundy, Anita Cloyd, 
Casandra Bizadley, Deborah Murkison, Michelle Rog- 
ers, Tammy Hampton, Donald Brown, Chris Wood, 
Mary Orr, Tricia Smitha, Paula Martin, Tammy Holtz, 
Maurice Smith, Tammera Moore, Julia Wegener, Nata- 
sha Wagner, Amy Weichert, Allison Carter, Rodnie 



Bryant, Sharon Parker, Shiela Bailey, Sam Brown, Carl- 
ton Haygood, Carla Williams, Phillip Keno, Bill Hay- 
good, Anita Robinson, Shirley Jackson, Maeve Spicer, 
Wanda Randall, Tamara James, Vi Dam, Kimberly 
Jacks, Derex Walker, Kelly Jay, Jeff Walker, John 
Peters, Joe Gardner, Lynda Edmonds, Carlene Lind- 
sey, Mary Beth Long, Crisena Nicholson, Paul Beattie, 
Mrs. Cardwell, (sponsor), Walter Parks, Mrs. Green- 
wood, (sponsor), Pam Pringle, Dawn Hochradle, Marcia 
Johnson, Kim Burrell, Klara Austin, Tina Taylor, Paul 
Everts, Mat Murrell, Joe Stilwell, Kathi Williams, Greg 
Ellis, Edie Cassell, Clara Burnett, Ava Dorn, Kristen 



Bates, Karen Corn, Theresa Chubb, Paul Craig, Danny 
Chubb, Keith Parks, Brian Reichel, Felicia Boyd, 
Dwight Winters, Candy Edmonson, Jason Swift, Cyrus 
Behroozi, Lemont Rone, Ben Meadows, Janet Pringle, 
Rhonda Love, Craig Beidelman, Paul West, Mike Selby, 
Cathleen Hinant, Kevin Thomas, Rhonda Randall, 
Anthony Sartin, John Riser, Jaque Slatter, Leon Casey, 
Janet Molzan, Kenneth Watkins, Danny Turner, Cheryl 
Harris, Tony Gee, Jaqueline Randall, Kevin Thompson, 
Henry Jordan, Eric Johnson, Beverly Beauford, Scott 
Muchmore. 



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Honor Clubs Shine With Pride 



Two of the groups formed to honor stu- 
dents who have excelled in high school are 
Quill and Scroll and the National Honor So- 
ciety. Students are asked to join these clubs 
only after three or four years of devotion 
and excellence. 

Quill and Scroll is an honorary literary 
group. Skilled journalists who have put in 
many hours on the Shortridge Annual and 
the Weekly Echo are awarded for their ac- 
complishments by being invited to join Quill 
and Scroll. At the annual Quill and Scroll 
Initiation, certificates and plaques are given 
to Journalist and Photographer of the Year. 

National Honor Society honors those stu- 
dents who have kept a grade average of all 
B's or higher for their entire SHS career. 
The National Honor Society promotes and 
encourages all Shortridgers in their studies 



by offering tutoring. They are trying to rein- 
state a scholarship program, though this un- 
dertaking may take several years to com- 
plete. NHS tries to service the school in any 
way possible and uphold a good reputation 
for Shortridge. The members of National 
Honor Society who were initiated in 1980 
are Robert Allen (treasurer), Paul Beattie 
(secretary), Beverly Beauford, Jerome Ben- 
nett, Craig Beidelman, Katharine Childers, 
Ava Dorn, Todd Gardner, Tonia Gray, Paul 
Guise, Pamela Howard, Shirley Jackson, 
Sara Lobley, Cynthia Martin, Patrick 
McShane, Janet Molzan, Jill Morford (presi- 
dent), Carole Moss, Carmen Ross, Anthony 
Sartin, Maeve Spicer, Tina Summerfield, 
Anthony Vinson, Barbara Wallen, Kenneth 
Watkins, Tamar Whitted (vice president), 
and Carmela Zachary. 



MU ALPHA THETA, First row; Keith Parks, Joe 
Stilwell, Julia Wegner, Karen Corn, Theresa Chubb, 
Jacqueline Slatter, Janet Molzan (president), Shirley 
Jackson (secretary), Todd Gardner, Second row; 
Mrs. Greenwood (sponser), Jill Morford (vice 
president), Matt Murrell Kathi Williams, Paul Craig, 
Edie Cassell, Carmen Ross, Rochelle Boyd, Kristen 
Bates, Brian Reichel, Paul Beattie, Third row; David 
Diggs, Paul Everts, Craig Beidelman, Paul West, 
Michael Selby, Cathy Hinant, Kevin Thomas, 
Anthony Sartin, Ava Dorn, Leon Casey, Kenneth 
Watkins. Not pictured; Katharine Childers (treasurer). 



national honor society, mu alpha theta/99 



SHS Gains With Brains 




If one considers any subject, whether it is 
a material object or an abstract concept, it is 
possible, through an analytic study of those 
facts presented, to infer a great deal about 
the subject's nature. Even when a topic is so 
abstract that it defies quantification it is still 
possible to form hypotheses about it on the 
basis of reason alone. Because it is the pro- 
clivity of mankind to argue, either for its own 
sake of to establish certain facts, it is a useful 
and meaniful service to raise "argument" a 
level of sophistication. This is the essential 
nature of "debate." 

The value of debate should be self-evi- 
dent. On the face of things, in debate we 
would say prima-facie (but this changes it's 
basic connotation), debate is a useful vehical 
for communication. In an unendless array of 
disputes which confront us in everyday life 
the value of logical and rational persuasion 



cannot be understated. 

Debate focuses on a variety of thought 
which is almost nonexistent in our secondary 
school education program. Reasoning, the 
practice which makes all other disciplines 
meaniful, is too often neglected in our for- 
mal education. It is ironic that the very attri- 
bute which sets "man" apart from the other 
animals, the ability to think in a clear and 
coherent fashion, is undermined by our 
learning institutions. 

Debate allows for an initial development, 
or a perfecting of, those rudimentary skills. 
Unfortunately "debate" has never been very 
popular, because of the cognition required, 
but this is only further evidence that its value 
has not been adequately conveyed. 

The Shortridge debate team, coached by 
John J. Cicak, is an effort to keep the valu- 
able tool of "analytic reasoning" alive in an 



SHS Fate-Debate! 

institution which has not received adequate 
funding and care to insure the future pro- 
pensity of such things. It has been Mr. Ci- 
cak's personal pleasure to attempt to kindle 
the flame of thought in each of the partici- 
pants in the Shortridge debate program. 

It may be the subjective opinion of an 
interested reader that "argument" for its 
own sake is senseless and counterproduc- 
tive: this was after all the argument pro- 
posed against the sophists; but look by pro- 
posing an argument against "debate" you 
have unwittingly begun one. 

BRAIN GAME, Back Row; Kevin Thomas, Leon Casey, 
Bob Cassell, Cyrus Behroozi, Front Row; Paul Everts, 
Andy Everts, Paul Beattie, Buddy Parks. 

CHESS CLUB; Mr. Morgan (sponsor), Ted Morgan, 
Paul Everts, Mark Morgan, Anthony Carter, Bob Cas- 



100/brain game, chess club 




Analytical Bookworms 



Understanding someone elses ideas can 
help you to create new ideas and re-evaluate 
your beliefs. One of the greatest and most 
available sources of ideas are books, which 
not only supply ideas, but explain them. For 
Ridgers who enjoy reading books and dis- 
cussing them, there is a Great Books Club. 
Once a month this club selects a book to 
read and then gathers to discuss it while 
munching on brownies and animal crackers, 
drinking tea and sitting around a warm fire. 
These meetings arouse the intellect, the spir- 
it and the body. They have become increas- 
ingly popular throughout the year. A wide 
variety of literature was discovered by many 
students raning from the bizarre works of 
SHS graduate, Kurt Vonnegut, to an excit- 
ing adventure story about rabbits, Watership 
Down by Richard Adams. 

GREAT BOOKS CLUB, Front Row; Valita Fredland, 
Jill Morford, Paul Beattie, Julia Wegner, Second 
Row; Edie Cassell, Kristen Bates, Kevin Thomas, 
Walter Parks, Ms. Cynthia Snowden, Cyrus Behroozi, 
Leon Casey. 

1980 DEBATE TEAM; Danny Chubb, Tammera 
Moore, Paul Beattie, Andy Everts, Heidi Vail. 



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No Shuck Or Jive, Languages Alive 



Cookin' Up 



Have you ever wondered about a group of people who dash around 
school in October searching for original but simple recipes from another 
country? You stop to ask them what all the fluster is about and they 
only grab your calculator mumbling something about the silly European 
cookbooks which have temperatures in Celsius instead of Fahrenheit. 
When these same people return to class the following day they seem to 
have suddenly gained five pounds. You might shrug this off as a normal 
binge at Greiners but when they start talking about things called crepes 
and mousse au chocolat your merely normal curiosity turns into exas- 
peration. 

"Where were you last night?" you ask the person who is sitting next 
to you. 

"At the French Club Dessert Party of course." 

"French Club Isn't that the club which gives an annual dinner of 
real French food?" 

"That's right. The dinner is to raise money for the students who go to 
France in the summer with the I.U. Honors program. But the dinner 
Francais is only part of the many activities of the French Club. We also 
go caroling, in French of course, in December and lead expeditions to 
see French films, though most members concentrate on reading the 
subtitles rather than listening to the dialogue." 

"Sounds great! When can I join?" 

"As soon as we get back from the dean's office for talking in class." 

FRENCH CLUB, Top Row; Edie Cassell, Shirley Jackson, John Weichert, Paul 

West, 

Joe Stilwell, Carole Moss, Valita Fredland, Laura Henn, Middle; Jill Morford, 

Bottom Row; Karen Corn, Theresa Chubb, Mike Selby, Kristen Bates, Walter Parks, 

Kathi Williams. Not Pictured; Katherine Childers. 

FRENCH CLUBBERS PARADE at the Homecoming football game, cheering the 
Blue Devils on with a banner stating, "Pulverisez les Patriots!" 




102/french club 





German Sweet Tooth 

Decorating authentic gingerbread houses, 
participating in traditional Christmas handi- 
crafts, singing Stille Nacht, and making Ad- 
vent wreaths are all part of getting into the 
holiday spirit the German way. 

Other activities of the German club in- 
clude: having a Karneval (Mardi Gras) cele- 
bration and field trips to a well-known Ger- 
man bakery. And, of course, no German 
club could be complete without a few rous- 
ing games of Muhle. 

Even the fund raising activities of the Ger- 
man club are original. Like many other clubs 
the German club sells candy but no M&Ms 
for this club. Instead, the club sells Gummen 
Baren, a delicious candy in the shape of 
bears, which is imported from Germany. 

GERMAN CLUB Row One: Keith Parks, Jodi 
Gruver, Carole Moss, Heidi Vail, Maeve Spicer, 
Natalie Muse, Debbie Dougherty, Row Two: Scott 
Murphy, Carig Beidelman, Philip Bates, Janet 
Molzan, Jacque Slatter, Row Three: Chris Crean, 
Kenneth Watkins, Paul Everets, Valita Fredland, 
Todd Gardner, Cathy Hinant 

LATIN CLUB Row One: Shawn Johnson, Lonna 
Thompson, Allison Carter, Beverly Beauford, Dawn 
Sheridan, Row Two: Mrs. Repass (sponsor), 
Tammera Moore, Mona Edmonson, Kevin Thomas, 
Jason Swift, Row Three: Cyrus Behroozi, Lisa 
McEachern, Patrick Appleton 

GERMAN CLUB AND FLOAT collapses following 
half time activities at Homecoming. 



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Lucas' Mucases 

What would a play be without lighting, 
correct props, microphones or costumes? 
Not much. Here is where those over- 
worked, under-payed and little or no-ac- 
knowledged artists come in. Yes, we need to 
give our beloved stage crew (usually not so 
beloved when yelling "Get off the stage!") a 
big hand. While the actors learn their parts 
week in advance, the stage crew begins their 
work months in advance, painting props, 
building sets, repairing lights, cleaning the 
stage-in general getting the stage dressed 
properly for performances. When not 
"dressing" the stage, stage crew can be 
found learning cues for spotlights and cur- 
tains. When a performance is not in produc- 
tion, stagecrewers are learning new tech- 
niques for lighting and building props. 

So, when your watching a play, don't for- 
get to think of those hardworking artists who 
made it all possible. 

Some people may say, "artists?" indoubt 
of our fine qualities. We have a motto. "It 
takes any class clown to act, but it takes an 
artist to be on stage crew." So here is to our 
stage crew! 

MS. SUE CEROLA GIVES tips to Jerome Bennett and 
Ava Dorn during Batik Week. 




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TUCKERED OUT! 1980 STAGE CREW; Jeff Bindham- 
mer, Kevin Clay, Peter Cerola, Russell Swanson, Shelly 



Henss, Lisa Bell, Anne Hughes, Lizzie Aasen, Joe Na- 
pier, Sharon Parker, Kurt Crossland, Jennifer Foster, 



Rick Cales, Terri Hoseclaw, Lori Hoseclaw, Eileen 
Hughes, Barbara Wallen, Mr. Jerry Lucas (sponsor). 



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FOOTLIGHTERS AND THESPIANS; Mr. Hirsch 
(sponsor), Julia Wegncr, Dianna Maynard, Walter 
Parks, Jacqueline Slatter, Jill Morford. 

JAMES BROWN HAMMERS in a few loose nails 
before the technical rehearsal for South Pacific, the 
fall musical. 



Art Alert! 

Who is the lady behind all the blue, yel- 
low, red, and green hands that you see at- 
tached to the arms of a few helpless students 
who you see in the hall? Who is the lady who 
engineered the painting of the Urban Wall at 
38th and Illinois? Who lead the production 
of the menage of silkscreened posters and t- 
shirts? 

Artist-in-residence, Sue Cerola, that's 
who. Mrs. Cerola, mother of Shortridge sen- 
ior, Tony and sophomore, Peter, was the 
teacher of a rather unique course during the 
first semester. Her open class was com- 
posed of students who were interested in 
working in many fibrous media such as batik, 
life-like masks, and leather. Students with 
free time during school, could go into Mrs. 
Cerola's room and discover a new world of 
artistic expression. 

Mrs. Cerola has manned several drives to 
prevent the closing of Shortridge. Among 
those were a series of silk screened posters 
exemplifying the activities, curricular or ex- 
tracurricular, in which Ridgers participated 
during the year and silkscreened T-shirts 
reading," Shortridge Is Indianapolis." All 
projects were done by the students, under 
her guidance. 

Although she left to teach at another 
school second semester, she plans to return 
next year to show her students the ropes of 
macrame and more graphic arts media. 

ART CLUB, Back Row; Louis Van Slyke, Harry 
Summers, Kevin Kimbrough, Ms. Wallace (sponsor), 
Eric Raine, Greg Talley, Front Row; Tracey Cannon, 
Vincent Hester, Tina Summerfield, Donna Mathss, 
Tonya Curtis. 



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AFS And Key Club 
Sharing And Caring 

The Key Club grew from a membership of 
eight members last year to a membership of 
22 this year. Why all the new people? The 
sudden popularity seems to have been 
caused by an increase in activity this year. 
Among the many projects undertaken by the 
Key Club, members painted Julius Field 
bleachers, raked yards, rang bells for the 
Salvation Army, attended Kiwanis Lun- 
cheons, had parties, and some attended the 
National Key Club Conference in New Or- 
leans this spring. 

The Key Club had as their president the 
outstanding Brian Reichel. He had a lot of 
great ideas for the club. The motto for the 
club this year was, "Dare to Influence". All 
the members of the club tried to do this job 
throughout the year to make Shortridge a 
better school for everyone. 

In over 60 countries, AFS works to create 
world understanding by providing opportu- 
nities for young people and families to learn 
about other societies and cultures. 

Through AFS, students live with families 
around the world. Usually attending school 
while in AFS programs, they live the daily 
lives of the young people in that community. 

AFS carefully selects students between 16 
and 18 who can accept and appreciate a 
culture that is different. Imagination, flexibil- 
ity, curiosity-these are some of the charac- 
teristics of a typical AFS student. 

The American Field Service is a unique 
program which acknowledges that peace is a 
dynamic concept that is nurtured both be- 
tween and within nations when people begin 
to live together creatively. 

KEYCLUBBERS Kenneth Watkins, Cathy Hinant, 

Brian Reichel, Scott Murphy, and Rick Cales paint 

the bleachers at Julius Field under the scorching sun. 

COE, Back Row; Sheree Howard, Andrea Hayes, 

Renee Boyd, Cherie Fisher, Sue Bledsoe, Angela 

Pittman, Dorothy Baker, Teresa Collins, Sherri 

Watson, Mrs. Kendrick (sponsor), Ruth Brandon, 

Front Row; Rhoda Townsend, Hope Caston, Elaine 

Stewart (president), Stephanie Haygood (vice 

president), Felicea Reeves (treasurer), Gina Cantrell 

(secretary), Not Pictured; Arnetra Jones, Dianne 

Madison, Kevin Martin, Tonya McCrackin. 




Clubs Grow With School 

Last summer a new green house was built 
onto Shortridge. It aroused the interest of 
several students and along with it's creation 
came the creation of the steadily growing 
Greenhouse Club. The first job of the Green- 
house Club was to try and regulate the tem- 
perature correctly so that plants would be 
able to survive throughout the changing sea- 
sons. Charts were made to check the growth 
of the first plants. Students learned to give 
first aid to dying plants. They also learned to 
graft cacti and took field trips to nurseries. 
Shirley Jackson, one of the first members of 
the club, said, "The most exciting thing is 
watching the plants grow through all the 
different stages, trimming them and caring 
for them, just as if they were people." 

SHIRLEY JACKSON spruces up an ailing plant with 
tender touch and kind words. 




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Learning And Earning 





KEY CLUB, Top row; Stephanie Scopelitis, Second Row; Anne Daniell, Cathy Hinant, Mary 
Porter, Francesca Manfredi, Third Row; Lonnie Ball, Amy Senior, Natasha Wagner, Anna 
Harper, Chuck Rugh, Scott Murphy, Bottom Row; Mark Taylor, Maeve Spicer, Edie 
Cassell, Kenneth Watkins, Keith Parks. 



AFS; Mona Edmondson, Colleen Chubb, Laura Henn, Kathi Williams, Ava Dorn, Walter 
Parks, Debbie Dougherty, Valita Fredland, Kristen Bates, Carole Moss, Ann 
Croutzeilles, Lonna Thompson, Tammera Moore, Karen Corn 




DECA is a club affiliated directly with the class 
Distributive Education. DECA helps students find 
jobs and job training to suit their needs. Front Row; 
Janice Carey, Carolyn Johnson, Carrie Driver, 
Tamara Wells, Forrest Radcliffe, Sheila Bailey, Eric 
Parker, Mr. McAlexander (sponsor), Second Row; 
Cheryl Madison, Stephanie Avant, Angela Butler, 
Kimberly Jacks, Thomas Johnson, Devon Girton, 
Roger Ball, Third Row; Ronda Randall, Nedra 
Randolph, June Robinson, Mark Edwards, Kim 
Mack, Wonda Randall, Kelly Beckner, Penny Smith, 
Fourth Row; Michael Montgomery, Glenn Johnson, 
James Hyde, Tracye Cannon, Darryl Clemmons, 
Anthony Burns, Jeffrey Boleyjack, Michael Mimms, 
Don Cannon, Larry Jones. 



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ROTC-A Drilling Year 



Ridgers In Green 

The ROTC (Reserve Officer Training 
Corps) and JROTC (Junior Reserve Officer 
Training Corps) programs put a great deal of 
emphasis on leadership and discipline. You 
get an outlook and the experience of differ- 
ent types of leadership positions. Also you 
learn through mistakes and practice how a 
leader should preform in public as well as 
within the unit. 

There are many activities in which you 
can get involved such as drill team, color 
guard, flag detail and Veterans Day Parade. 
On Veterans Day 65 personnel from the 
Shortridge High School unit marched in 
competition against units from all over the 
city. 

Thursdays are set aside for uniform day 
for the entire unit. Also, inspection of uni- 
forms and practice for the drill accompany 
the donning of the uniforms. 

There are also fund raisers which are of- 
ten profitable ventures. Opinions are ex- 
pressed freely within the unit. One of the 
unit members said "You can really be your- 
self in such a well organized organization." 

THE ROTC STRUTS their stuff in the Veteran's 

Day Parade. 

MALE DRILL TEAM: Steven Yelladay, Cornelius 

Jorman, Kenneth Kendrick, Anthony Howlett, 

William Johnson, Christopher Smith, Lloyd Reed, 

Scott Bruce, Damon Davis, Benjamin Meadows, 

Jeffery Yarbro, Daniel Chubb, John Whitfield, 

William Thomas 

ROTC STAFF MEMBERS: 1st Lt. Vernon Utley, 

2nd Lt. David Harris, 2nd Lt. Dennis Fulton, 2nd Lt. 

Felicia Teaque, 1st Lt. Michael Beard, 2nd Lt. 

Devon Cummings, Cpt. Robert Patterson, 2nd Lt. 

William Mansfield, Sg.M Esther Hale, 1st Lt. Robert 

Jackson, 2nd Lt. Anthony Appleton, 2nd Lt. Aubren 

Brown 



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ROTC COMPANY Row One: 1st Serg. Woods 
(SAI), Faye Gaines, Michael Reeves, Tanya Tiegs, 
Peter Johnson, Felicia Bruce, Sandra Goodman, 
Roxanne Means, Kim Long, Steven Yelladay, Caryn 
Kay, Daniel Chubb, Nola Jones, Vivian Elbert, 
Francine Carter, Maureen Elliott, SFC Smith 
(Instructor), Row Two: Esther Hale, Felicia Carter, 
Felicia Wells, William Johnson, Kim Glenn, Benjamin 
Meadows, Tracey Sullivan, Allen Clark, Crisena 
Nicholson, Wendell Ervin, William Mansfield, Damon 
Davis, Vernon Suttle, Jeffery Johnson, Row Three: 
Gena Beverly, Michael Beard, Lesha Doyle, Mary 
Orr, Lisha Bledsoe, Joann Smith, Darren Harris, 
Christopher Smith, Alfred Gartin, John Whitfield, 
Terry Graves, Elnora Newton, Row Four: Vernon 
Utley, Sylvia Nayworth, Kim Elliott, Yousef 
Carpenter, Mark Elliott, Joe Gardner, Jonathan 
Baker, Anthony Howlett, Robert Patterson, Dennis 
Fulton, Robert Jackson, Anthony Appleton, Lloyd 
Reed, Row Five: Devon Cummings, Aubren Brown, 
Jeffery Yarbro, Cornelius Jorman 



COED DRILL TEAM Row One: Caryn Kay, Esther 
Hale, Felicia Carter, Gina Beverly, Terry Graves, 
Cherri Walker, Lisa Bledsoe, Mary Orr, Row Two: 
Joann Smith, Kimberly Elliott, Felicia Wells, Roxanne 
Means, Flicia Jones, Maureen Graves, Francine 
Carter, Karen Bailey, Elnora Newton 



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Shortridge Spirit Up 




The cheerleaders at Shortridge High 
School try their best to bolster enthusiasm 
and spirit throughout the school. The girls 
cheer nearly every weekend in the fall to 
generate excitement at all the football 
games. During basketball season, which is in 
the winter, the cheerleaders have over twice 
as many games at which to cheer as they had 
in the fall. They attend anywhere from one 
to three games each week and the season 
lasts for three months in comparison to the 
two month football season. The cheer- 



The Spirit Makers 



leaders also contribute their spirit to the var- 
ious pep rallies that are held during the year. 
What most sports fans don't notice is all 
the hours of hard work that these girls put 
into cheerleading even before the school 
year begins. All the varsity and some of the 
reserve cheerleaders attend cheerleading 
camp in the summer and they return with 
new cheers, chants and ideas to get more 
spirit and support for the teams flowing 
throughout the school. During the year, the 
cheerleaders practice at least once a week. 

1980-81 VARSITY CHEERLEADERS; Rhonda 

Jackson, Michele Brown, Brenda Smith, Jacqueline 

Slatter, Maeve Spicer (Captain), Stacey Sears, Diane 

Gore. 



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RESERVE CHEERLEADERS lift the spirits of faithful 
Ridgers during a "smashing" football game. 

1980-81 RESERVE CHEERLEADERS: Clara Burnett 
(Captain), Lisa McEachern, Wanda Edwards, Anne 
Daniell, Anna Harper, Julie Peacock, Donna Hughes. 




1980-81 FRESHMAN CHEERLEADERS: Cynthia 
Bryant, Tamara James, Tracey Mundy, Libby 
Guernsey, Evelyn Minor, Selena Flowers, Amy 
Weichert. 



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The Devil Made 'Em Do It 



Spirit Makers Con't 



and many of them attend the early morning 
gymnastics sessions to improve their flexibil- 
ity and their tumbling skills. 

Precise movements and well executed 
cheers are a result of all the time, effort and 
dedication put forth by the cheerleaders. 

1980-81 DEV1LETTES: (Clockwise), Linda Kidd, 

Carla Williams, Carmela Zachary, Cheryl Colston, 

Mishon Roddy, Kathy Le Forge, Pearl Watts, 

Stephanie Butler, Mary Ann Endsley, Angela 

Johnson, Rhonda McNiel, Kim Johnson, Rochelle 

Boyd, Andrea Floyd, and Tammy Holtz. 



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To the unathletic person, all the huffing, puffing, sweating and 
injuries involved with sports is often a wonder. Is it really worth it? Is 
there a magical drive which makes athletes want to leap hurdles for 
goals and pass the pigskin for a homerun? Could school pride or 
team spirit transform your basic everyday Shortridger into a viva- 
cious whirlwind of energy? The answer to these and many other 
questions is yes, yes, yes! This is what gives our teams their get up 
and go! The result may not be worthy of a state championship, but 
the excitement and enthusiasm built around these athletes proves 
that all is worth the effort. 



SHS 
GRID IRON 

With the nights getting cooler and the 
days shorter, throngs of Ridgers flock to 
nearby football fields to watch our Devils 
meet in battle with a rival team. The 1980 
Shortridge Varsity team clawed its way to a 
4-6 record under the watchful eye of 
coaches Gary Brown, John Haynes, and 
Cliff Sedan. Despite prior predictions that 
our team would have a catastrophic year, 
the coaches, from a selection of inexperi- 
enced players, molded a team which proved 
itself capable of working together. 

This year's team was led on offense by 
veteran fullback, Lucian Anderson, senior 
tailbacks, Gary Davis and Lester Rowe, 
quarterback, Greg Brase, and wide receiver, 
co-captain Ezra Johnson. On defense the 
team showed strength led by co-captain, 
Henry Jordan, tackle, Karl Brown, and line- 
backer, Jeff Outlaw. 

Even though our team suffered a disap- 
pointing first game loss to Northwest, our 
Blue Devils later became known as "the 
Homecoming Spoilers" as they defeated 
both Attucks and Arlington at their Home- 
comings. Unfortunately, we were defeated 
at our own Homecoming by the powerful, 
state-ranked Marshall Patriots. A high point 
of the season came when the Blue Devil 
Machine rolled over our arch rival, Broad 
Ripple on their home field. 

Returning players and coaches are opti- 
mistic that the Shortridge Blue Devils will be 
up and ready for the 1981 season. 

Coach Brown points out his intentions. 
Come on guys Did he really swallow it? 







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ONE OF THE MOST exciting games of the season 
was when the Devils gave their all against Broad 
Ripple, beating them on Ripple's field. 

CO-CAPTAINS EZRA JOHNSON AND HENRY 
JORDAN prove that Tide Laundry Detergent really 
does the job! 



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VARSITY FOOTBALL: Row One; Darryl Wells, Jonny 
Cowherd, Jerry Ratcliff, Ray Bradley, Henry Reed, 
Ezra Johnson, Joe Matthews, Greg Davis, Brett Nolcox, 
Forrest Radcliffe, William Haygood, Michael Avant, 
Keith Philips, Michael Woodruff, Charles Pryor. Row 
Two; Kevin Clay, Andrew Madison, Lester Rowe, Greg- 
ory Brase, Jerry Banchy, Ralph Ross, Darryl Brigham, 
Kevin Thompson, Todd Turner, Henry Jordan, Jeffery 
Outlaw, Keith Dickens, Kenneth Dickens, Brian Rie- 
chel, David Diggs. Row Three; Coach Haynes, Coach 
Brown, Coach Sedan, Randy Banks, Samuel Keys, Lu- 
cian Anderson, Cornell Donaldson, Karl Brown, Joe 
Reuter, Johnathon Baker, Steven Woods, Michael Ro- 
land, Eugene Simmons, Andrew Neff. 



VARSITY FOOTBALL RECORD 




NORTHWEST 


LOST 


TECH 


WON 


BROADR1PPLE 


WON 


SCEC1NA 


LOST 


BEN DAVIS 


LOST 


ATTUCKS 


WON 


ARLINGTON 


WON 


MARSHALL 


LOST 


CHATARD 


LOST 


CATHEDRAL 


LOST 



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Fighting Frosh 



Through the heat, injuries, and the usual 
misfortunes of football, the team hung to- 
gether and finished the season with a .500 
winning average. The team always seemed 
strongest in the second half of most games, 
exhibiting a powerful defense. The offense, 
which is not to be slighted, often caught the 
oppositions defense off guard with surpris- 
ing touchdowns. 

The leading ball carriers were Rick Bar- 
nett and Thurman Montgomery. Outstand- 
ing receivers were Scott Mutchmore and La- 
mont Rose. Stand-outs on defense were Jeff 
Johnson, Chris Harmon, Chris Hogue, Rick 
Critchfield, and Greg Willis. Anthony Lam- 
bert and Darryl O'Kelly were used as utility 
players and worked well in a variety of posi- 
tions. 



FRESHMAN FOOTBALL 




Steve Arnold 


Kerry Jones 




jj Michael Austin 


Charles Lambert 


William Brame 


Willie Martin 




Kenneth Brooks 


Thurman 




Tyrone Brown 


Montgomery 




Rick Burnett 


Scott Mutchmore 


James Compton 


Darryl O'Kelly 




Rick Critchfield 


Kevin Parks 




Alfred Dartis Jr. 


Donald Primm 




Rose Ellis 


Elmer Quarles 




lj William Gatewood 


Ben Reichel 




Victor Glover 


Aurthur Spain 




Chris Harmon 


Marcus Taylor 




Harold Hogue 


Gregory Willis 




Jeffery Johnson 








FRESHMAN FOOTBALL 


Tech 




0-6 


B. Ripple 




8-0 


Scecina 




14-0 


Attucks 




2-0 


Arlington 




8-6 


Marshall 




14-24 


Chatard 




0-8 


Cathedral 




14-22 



In a useless attempt, a Marshall patriot tries to 
deflect a kick from one of our SHS Satans. 

Coach Haynes relly expresses his feelings about the 
play that allowed Arlington to score. 




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Surrounded by Broad ripple players, this lone Ridger 
heads to score another touchdown. 

Mass confusion envelopes these determined players. 



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Satans Have Their Ups And Downs 



As the cold artic winds once again moved 
down to chill the air in Indiana, excitement 
was growing in the halls of Shortridge over 
the 1980-81 basketball squad. 

The team looked sharp as they opened 
their season at Washington but, unfortunate- 
ly, lost by only three points to a state ranked 
team. After evening out their win/loss re- 
cord by beating Northwest the next night, 
our Satans slumped into a four game losing 
stretch that ended with the defeat of Scecina 
in our gym. The team then went on to win 
five of their next six games with the only loss 
to Northwest in the first round of the city 
tourney, then, once again, the squad fell into 
another losing streak. 

Although finishing with a somewhat disap- 
pointing record, the varsity team has much 
to look forward to thanks to the young up- 
coming talent on the reserve squad which 
will make the next few years look bright for 
basketball here at the "Ridge." 



VARSITY BASKETBALL RECORD 






SHS 


Washington 


75 


72 


Northwest 


69 


72 


Howe 


80 


74 


Chatard 


62 


58 


Avon 


73 


66 


Lawrence North 


62 


60 


Scencina 


56 


60 


Crispus Attucks 


51 


63 


Arlington 


69 


75 


City Tourney 






Northwest 


59 


54 


Manual 


62 


71 


Brebeuf 


43 


58 


Lafayette Jefferson 


76 


63 


j Broadripple 


71 


54 | 


| Arsenal Technical 


67 


61 


Connersville 


69 


52 



JEROME JORMAN is left all alone to put away two 
points against Attucks. 

BOYS VARSITY BASKETBALL: Row One: Michael 

Williams, John Riser, Dwight Brown, Michael Moore, 

Robert Stewart Row Two: Keith Blane, Kevin 

Bostic, Phillip Bates, Anthony Burns, Warren Stokes, 

Jerome Jorman. 




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JUNIOR VARSITY RECORD 








SHS 


' Washington 


31 


40 


j Northwest 


33 


29 


Chatard 


35 


40 


Avon 


32 


56 


Lawrence North 


36 


41 ! 


Scecina 


30 


56 


Crispus Attucks 


43 


33 


Arlington 


35 


36 


Northwest 


35 


36 


Howe 


47 


45 


Washington 


45 


36 


Manual 


56 


51 


Brebeuf 


43 


48 


Broad Ripple 


46 


42 


Arsenal Technical 


41 


39 


Connersville 


49 


38 


Shelbyville 


39 


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THE EMOTION AND THE INTENSITY of the 
bench are shown here late in the Market Square 
Arena game. 

OVER THE TOP of a Ripple defender, Greg Ellis 
scores a pair for the "Ridge". 



The reserve basketball team this year 
turned out to be one of the most pleasant 
sports surprises of the school year. Playing 
well in the beginning of the season, the team 
began to lose more frequently toward the 
end of the season because, as one player put 
it, "We lost so many of our best players to 
the varsity squad." Nevertheless the team 
an impressive 8/9 record at press time with 
still a game against Marshal, and the section- 
al tourney to play. In the previous city tour- 
ney the team went all the way to the semi- 
finals before falling to Washington. 

This years freshman team did not have as 
good a season as the reserve or varsity 
squad because, as starter, Scott Mutchmore 
stated, "We just couldn't get it all together." 

Lamont Rose, David Whitlock, Willy Mar- 
tin as well as Mutchmore led the team to a 
final record of four wins and 13 losses. 

BOYS RESERVE BASKETBALL: Row One: Charles 
Pryor, David Blane, William White, Kevin Bostic, 
Jerry Rasdell, Ralph Ross Row Two: Ricky Thomas, 
Greg Ellis, Robert Stewart, Eric Tandy, Jerry Hunt. 

SENIOR, DWIGHT BROWN, is shown here doing 
his part in our Satans commanding victory over 
Brebeuf. 



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Satans Net 
Few Victories 

What sport involves eight girls on a court 
at one time, serving, bunting, and spiking a 
medium-size ball? Well, if you could not 
guess, it is girl's volleyball. Unfortunately, 
our volleyball team is deprived of the lime- 
light because it must compete with such pop- 
ular sports as football and soccer. To no 
avail this group of dedicated girls practiced 
hard and started the season with high spirits. 
The season ended disappointingly with only 
one win for the Varsity and Junior Varsity 
teams combined. The JV team beat Broad 
Ripple with a score of 15-9, 15-12. In spite 
of the record, the girls kept the attitude that 
what is important is not whether you win or 
lose but how you play the game. Just being 
able to play a good, fair game satisfied the 
team. Among the starting players on the 
Varsity team were Donna Stevens, Carmela 
Zachary, Andrea Floyd, Brenda Smith, Ta- 
mar Whitted, and Onyette Hamiter. Starting 
players for JV were Lynda Edmonds, There- 
sa Collier, Theresa Turner, Mary Orr, Wan- 
da Edwards, and Donna Cook. 

Since both teams were dominated by un- 
derclassmen, the team should have a higher 
scoring year next year. With the help of Miss 
Morton coaching Varsity and Mrs. Wallace 
coaching Junior Varsity, the girls are looking 
forward to a better season and more fans to 
cheer them on. 

It has been a half hour. Is Carmela Zachary going to 

hit that ball or not? 

"We have got to stop meeting this way!" says 

Brenda Smith and Andrea Floyd. Volleyball is not 

only hard work, there is an important element of fun 

involved. 




GIRL'S VARSITY VOLLEYBALL 


Allison Carter 




Andrea Floyd 


Anita Robinson 


Beverly Goodlow 


Brenda Smith 


Oynette Hamiter 


Donna Stevens 


Natalie Muse 


Tamar Whitted 


Julie Peacock 


Carmela Zachery 




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Tumbles And Rolls 
Just For Fun 

Believe it or not, SHS has a club that 
meets every Tuesday through Friday at 7:00 
o'clock in the morning. This is the Intramural 
Gymnastics Club. 

The members of this lively group some- 
how manage to drag themselves out of bed 
at the break of dawn and get to school in 
time to do a few flips here and there before 
going to class. The affiliates of this limber 
organization are easily recognizable. They 
are the only students hurrying through the 
halls desperately trying to get to their first 
period class with a pair of tennis shoes in one 
hand and warm-ups in the other. 

Most of the students who participate in 
the gymnastics club are girls that have been 
on the cheerleading squad at one time or 
another. However, there are a few excep- 
tions. There are some girls that simply go to 
do a few exercises or to practice and im- 
prove their tumbling skills, and as shocking 
as it may seem, there are several boys in the 
club that go to tone up their muscles and 
show off their macho abilities. 

If you can pull yourself out of bed and 
manage to get to school before the sun rises 
in the morning, you are more than welcome 
to join the early morning gymnastics group 
and try your hand at turning flips or flexing 
muscles. 

BRING THAT LEG back or I'm telling Miss Hunt! 

INTRAMURAL GYMNASTICS: Row One; Judy 
Moore, Grant McCann, Anna Harper. Row Two; 
Maeve Spicer, Michelle Brown. Row Three; Wanda 
Edwards, Michelle Jones, Julie Peacock. 



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The Long Run 

1980 was a busy year for Shortridge run- 
ners. In a year in which all running distances 
were converted to meters, many old track 
records tumbled and new metric marks were 
stablished. 

After proper training, the team took off 
on its first meet, realizing that its first com- 
petitor would be a tough one; the Washing- 
ton Continentals. Despite the loss to Wash- 
ington the team came back and won its next 
seven meets. They closed the season with a 
final record of 9 wins and 3 losses. 

This years team was coached by Jim 
Hausman who was assisted by Greg Allen 
and Albert Evans. The team was led by sen- 
iors Kenny Peacock, Thaddeus Brown, Greg 
Smith, and Tommie Williams. 

Along with setting a new batch of records, 
Coach Hausman's team finished fourth in 
the city sectionals, Attucks Invitational, and 
the Pike Invitational. 

Although the girls did not have as good a 
year as the boys, the team also set many 
records. The squad was led by seniors Valer- 
ie Sharpe, Sandra Petty, Cynthia Appleton, 
and Patricia Williams. 

Despite a mostly rookie team, this year's 
cross country team had a good season. The 
team, coached by Albert Evans, came to a 
final record of 5-7. The record easily could 
have been reversed had the "breaks" not 
gone against Shortridge in two very close 
meets. At some meets, only two minutes 
separated the top seven. 

Chasing the boys this year, was an ele- 
ment missing from the team for several 
years girls. Leading the field for the girls 
was junior Angie Barnett. Angie finished and 
impressive fourth in the city, as did the en- 
tire girls' team. 

WITH THE LOOK of inconquerable determination 
Angela Watts prepares to propel the shot into 

space. 



WITH VICTORIES like this one, Tommie Williams 
advanced to the State. 




Track 








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CYRUS BEHROZZI, sophomore, in agony as he 
can't find his right leg. 



Anthony Appleton 


Henry Jordan 


Patrick Appleton 


Floyd Joyner 


Michael Avant 


Samuel Keys 


Rodney Avant 


Andrew Madison 


James Ballow 


Andre Malone 


Craig Banks 


Phillip Miller 


Cyrus Behroozi 


Kenneth Peacock 


Charles Brown 


Jerry Rasdell 


Karl Brown 


Phillip Roberts 


Thaddus Brown 


Gregory Smith 


Alphonso Chapman 


Robert Stewart 


Robert Christian 


Keith Talley 


William Edelen 


Michael Williams 


Michael Foster 


Tommie Williams 


Scott Griffith 


Michael Woodruff 



1980 BOYS VARSITY TRACK RECORD 



SHS 



Washington 


LOST 


Ben Davis 


WON 


Chatard 


WON 


Scecina 


WON 


Howe 


WON 


Broad Ripple 


WON 


Attucks Coed 


4th 


Attucks 


WON 


Marshall 


WON 


Manual 


LOST 


Pike Invitational 


4th 


Northwest 


WON 


Cathedral 


WON 


Tech 


LOST 


City 


4th 


Sectional 


4th 



1980 CROSS COUNTRY ROSTER 

Anthoney Appleton 
Patrick Appleton 
Craig Banks 
Cyrus Behroozi 
Dwight Edelen 
Carlton Haygood 
Jerome Jorman 
Scott Murphy 
Matthew Murrel 
Ken Watkins 
Becky Appenfelder 
Angie Barnett 
Mona Edmonds 
Cathy Hinant 
Tonya Tiggs 
Andrea Wagner 



1980 VARSITY CROSS COUNTRY RECORD 



SHS 



Washington 




WON 


Howe 




LOST 


Brebeuf 




LOST 


Arlington 




WON 


Cathedral 




LOST 


Attucks 




WON 


Heritage Christian 




WON 


Pike 




LOST 


Broad Ripple 




LOST 


Ritter 




LOST 


Manual 




WON 


City 


Boys 


LOST 




Girls 


13th 


Roncalli 




4th 


Sectionals 




LOST 
11th 



Front Row: Cathy Hinant, Brenda Smith, Valerie 
Sharpe, Sandra Petty, Angie Barnett, Joann Joyner, 
Clara Burnett. 

Middle Row: Monica Mimms, Stephanie Haygood, Lisa 
Bell, Rhonda McNeil, Diana Gore, Andrea Floyd, Renee 
Hayes. 

Back Row: Ms. Sandra Hunt, Ms. C.J. Morton, Aledra 
Kimbrough, Cynthia Appleton, Edie Cassell, Angela 
Watts, Patricia Williams, Diane Murrell, Casandra Col- 
lins, Wanda Edwards. 



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Soccer 'Strikes' 




Spring 1980 

Pike 

Brebeuf 

Cathedral 

Team Carmel 

New Palestine 

Greenfield 

Marshall 

Chatard 

Carmel II 

North Central 

Noblesville 

Warren Central 

Zionsville 

Lawrence North 



Fall 1980 
Zionsville 
North Central 
Carmel 11 
Team Carmel 
Greenfield 
Brebeuf 
Noblesville 
Zionsville 
North Central 
Carmel II 
Team Carmel 
Greenfield 



LOST 
WON 
WON 
LOST 
WON 
WON 
WON 
WON 
LOST 
LOST 
WON 
WON 
WON 
LOST 



WON 

LOST 

LOST 

LOST 

WON 

LOST 

WON 

WON 

LOST 

TIE 

LOST 

TIE 



Over the past few years, soccer has be- 
come a very popular sport in America, and 
the Ridge has added its own enthusiasm to- 
wards this exciting game. Our blossoming 
soccer team, The Strike, has sparked a little 
spirit in our students, teachers, and the 
many interested parents. 

Two of Shortridge's "main men," Princi- 
pal Ben Johnson, and Vice-Principal Don 
Oldham, noticed the team's need and did 
their best to bring the struggling team to it's 
goal scoring feet. Finding a home field for 
both the Fall and Spring seasons was not 
nearly as difficult as outfitting the team with 
needed equipment. Still, regardless of all 
impedements, large or small, these two Su- 
permen made things work; the team now 
owns goal nets and will, soon, have regula- 
tion goals standing on its future home field 
on the north side of the school. 

The team began as a neighborhood getto- 



gether after school for a game of soccer. 
The search for someone to lead the assort- 
ment of talented feet and heads ended as 
Mr. Tom Birk and Mr. Rocky Grismore vol- 
unteered their services. 

The team's coaches lead the players 
through many gruelling practices in almost 
impossible weather. 

Finances for the uniforms and entry fee 
for the league came from the pockets of 
devoted members and supporters. 

The team's name, The Strike, was chosen 
in response to the teacher's strike in the Fall 
of '79. 

With financial and many other difficulties, 
the determined team continued to push a 
little harder through its 1980 Spring season, 
to end it with a record of 9 and 4. The Strike 
was the only Indianapolis Public School 
team in the league, and finished third in the 
city. 





AAREN PERRY heads the ball over his opponent to 

a distal teammate. 



ERIC EARHART teaches new disco steps to a 
Carmel II player. 




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August came quickly and the Strikes were 
on the practice field at Tarkington Park pre- 
paring for the Fall season. From the hot days 
of August to the biting cold of October, the" 
team practiced four days a week and played 
games on Mondays and Wednesdays. Al- 
though Mr. Grismore did not coach the team 
in the Fall, the team continued to build with 
the support of dedicated Strike fans. 

Fighting against the tough teams on the 
Fall schedule, the Strike finished its season 
at 6 and 6. 

The team went proudly to the State Tour- 
nament consisting of some of the finest 
teams in the state. The tourney, for the 
Strike, was ended on October 21, 1980, as 
they were defeated in the second game of 
the play offs. 

The 1981 Spring season will begin as soon 
as the mercury begins to rise, and as usual, 
the games will be free of charge. 

BREAK OUT THE Bufferin, Jack Nolan. 

AAREN PERRY startles a Carmel player with a little 
jazz in the fullback zone. 

1980 SOCCER TEAM: Bottom row: Keith Parks, 
Linda Smith, David Weber, David Nash, Aaren 
Perry, Peter Cerola, Ann Foster, Rachel Reigle, 
Dung Nguyen. Middle row: Heidi Vail, Joe Stilwell, 
Eric Earhart, Brandt Smith, Robbie Hatchel, Bruce 
Brosius, Chuck Rugh, Chris Keys, Korben Perry. 
Top row: John Payton, Craig Harmon, Pat 
McShane, Paul Beattie, Chris Crean, Paul West, 
Todd Gardner, Jack Nolan, Tom Birk, coach. 



soccer/127 



Up For Grabs 

The Shortridge varsity wrestling team fin- 
ished the 1980-81 season with a 4-5 record. 
Led by Mr. Greg Allen, the varsity squad 
placed third in the Brownsburg tourney, 
twelfth in the city tourney and third in the 
sectional tourney. Brian Reichel captured 
the only individual championship of the 
team. 

This year the Shortridge squad hosted the 
Manual triple dual, in which they claimed 
two of their dual meet victories. Freshman 
Ben Reichel received the most outstanding 
wrestler award, pinning all three of his oppo- 
nents. 

The Shortridge freshman team, coached 
by Mr. James Hausman, managed fourth 
place at the Brownsburg tourney and sev- 
enth place at the city tourney. Outstanding 
individual performances were made by 
Elmer Quarles, who achieved a first place at 
both the Brownsburg and the city tourney, 
and Cornell Washington who placed second 
at the city tourney. Brian Ntulogn and James 
Compton placed fourth in the city tourney. 

With this years freshmen joining returning 
varsity wrestlers Tim Pace, Joe Thomas, 
Dwight Edelen, Robert Carroll, David Miller, 
Todd Guise, Michael Avant and Anthony 
Warren, next year should prove to be a 
competitive and successful year for the 
Shortridge wrestlers and coaches. 



FRESHMAN TONY WARREN gets on top of things. 

1980 VARSITY WRESTLING: Row One: Brian 

Reichel, Elmer Quarles, Scott Murphy, James 

Compton, Ben Reichel, Anthoney Appleton Second 

Row: Micheal Avant, Tim Pace, Todd Guise, Jeff 

Johnson, Joe Thomas, Lonnie Ball 



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VARSITY WRESTLING RECORD 


Ritter 


LOSS 


Crispus Attucks 


WIN 


Manual 


WIN 


Arlington 


LOSS 


Washington 


WIN 


New Palestine Tourney 


4th 


Sheridan 


LOSS 


Hamilton Heights 


LOSS 


Mount Vernon 


LOSS 


1 Brownsburg Tourney 


3rd 


City Tourney 


12th 


Avon 


LOSS 


Broad Ripple 


WIN 


Sectional Tourney 


3rd 



FRESHMAN WRESTLING ROSTER 


Brian Thomas 


Jeff Johnson 


Elmer Quarles 


James Compton 


Donald Primm 


Mike Birdwell 


Charles Washington 


Brian Ntukogn 


Cornell Washington 


Alfred Dartis 





MICHAEL AVANT DISPLAYS different techniques 
in defeating a opponent from Ripple. 

TEAM CO-CAPTAIN JOE THOMAS sizes up his 
opponent in the opening seconds of a match. 

MEMBERS OF THE Varsity squad cheer on a 
unseen teammate at Broad Ripple. 



wrestling/ 129 







Swinging Into The '80 's 

The SHS golf team, guided by Mr. Rich- 
ard Crawley, managed to compile a record 
of 14 wins, 20 losses, and 1 tie for the 79-80 
season. Although no outstanding perfor- 
mances were recognized, the golfers and the 
coach worked as a team to achieve a record 
which has not been surpassed in the last 
fifteen years. Mr. Crawley and returning 
players, Scott Murphy and Chris Helft, look 
forward to the next season and hope to 
improve upon their previous achievement. 

SCOTT MURPHY shows his excellent forms in the 
follow-through of his swing. 

SCOTT MURPHY, Chris Helft, Kenneth Riggins, 

Steve Helmer, Joe Cougan, Dick Crawley (coach) 

made-up the 1980 golf team. 

JOEY COUGAN becoming teed off! 




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Tennis 



Make A Little Racquet 

With summer winding to a close, several 
groups of devoted high school athletes start 
sharpening their reflexes with practice be- 
fore school even opens it's doors. Among 
these groups is the Shortridge Boys Tennis 
team. Despite a slow start, the team livened 
up towards the end of the season with the 
help of #1 singles player, Richard Dickin- 
son, and #1 doubles partners, Jeff Whitesell 
and Chris Helft, and several late comers. 
Although the record of three wins and 
twelve losses is not impressive, the team 
worked it's hardest to excel with an exceed- 
ingly tough schedule. The team played it's 
best against Arlington and Park Tudor. The 
team is looking forward to a better year in 
'81 all under the watchful eye of Coach 
Steve Tolin. 



ROBERT CARROLL executes a smooth backhand 
return. 











1980's girl's tennis team began with cold 
and windy practices and similar games. Prac- 
tices, held daily, were light hearted and a 
good "attempt" at getting the job done. 

As the weather warmed up, which was a 
relief to third seeded Kim Johnson, so did 
the team. Barbara Wallen, #1 singles en- 
joyed several wins all in "good humor". Sen- 
ior, Susie Stillwell, played second seed. She 
achieved the Most Valuable Player award 
for the most wins of the season. 

The tennis season concluded with a re- 
cord of more wins and less defeats than the 
previous year. And the best girls team re- 
cord and finish in the city tourney in its 
history. 



BOY'S TENNIS RECORD 




shs 


Chatard 


4 


1 


Tech 


3 


2 


Washington 


3 


2 


Ritter 




Default 


Howe 


5 





Marshall 


5 





Cathedral 


5 





Park Tudor 


5 





Arlington 


3 


2 


Roncalli 


4 


1 


Broad Ripple 


4 


1 


Attucks 





5 


Manual 


5 





Scecina 


2 


3 


Northwest 


3 


2 


City 




Tied for tenth 


Sectional 






Roncalli 


4 


1 



GIRL'S TENNIS RECORD 




SHS 


Marshall 


5 





Attucks 


1 


4 


Cathedral 


4 


1 


Roncali 


2 


3 


Ritter 


5 





Chatard 


5 





Washington 





5 


Manual 


2 


3 


Tech 


3 


2 


Ripple 


4 


1 


Arlington 


1 


4 


Ritter 


5 





Brownsburg 


7 





Scencina 


3 


2 


Avon 


4 


3 


City Tourney 




10th 



1980 BOYS TENNIS TEAM: Richard Dickinson, 
Mark Durham, Leon Casey, John Riser, Robert 
Carroll, Steve Tolin, coach, Jeff Whitesell, Jay 
Edwards. 

1980 GIRLS TENNIS TEAM: Bottom row: Laura 
Smith, Teresa Turner, Barbra Wallen, Deirdre 
Perkins, Top row. Donna Cook, Susie Stilwell, Julie 
Michaels, Lynda Edmond, Carla Williams, Steve 
Tolin, coach, Valita Fredland. 



tennis/131 



Batter Up! 



The Shortridge varsity baseball team end- 
ed their season with a record of 3-13. The 
team's main problem was their inability to 
score in pressure situations, and the inconsis- 
tency of the pitching staff. The team was 
strong on defense, and had a lot of raw 
talent. 

Although the season was disappointing 
the diamond trotters did win the first game 
of the city tourney against Scecina, a very 
competitive and sturdy team, which they 
defeated with a score of 6-4. Unfortunately 
the team lost the second game to Washing- 
ton at a score of 18-9. 

The team's victories were over Attucks, 
Scecina, and Indiana Deaf. The team's most 
valuable player award went to Nate Bland, 
and the mental attitude award went to Todd 
Gardner(lst base). Kevin Thomas had the 
highest batting average at an impressive 
.500. 

In summary, the varsity players had a 
losing season with one less victory from the 
preceding season, but the next season's ex- 
pectations are soaring high. 



Varsity 
Nate Bland 
Steve Bland 
Tim Crean 
Rich Cummings 
Todd Fechman 
Todd Gardner 
Eric Johnson 
Dino Metzger 
Dean Miller 
Kieth Parks 
Mike Rowland 
Ralph Ross 
Damon Thomas 
Byron Temple 
Ken Watkins 
Eric Johnson 



Eric Wells 
Todd Wells 
Todd Fechtman 
Mike Rowland 
Mike Bollen 
Ralph Ross 
Darrell Crabtree 
Keith Parks 
Mike Selby 
Chris Keys 
John Weichert 
Derek Walker 
Eric Johnson 
Anthoney Mack 
Kevin Waire 
Robert Brooks 




Baseball 







Varsity 
Manual 
Washington 
Indiana Deaf 
Ritter 

City Tourney 
Scecina 
Washington 
Broad Ripple 
Brebeuf 





SHS 


Roncalli 


11 4 


10 





Park Tudor 


16 4 


10 


7 


Arlington 


12 2 


5 


21 


Scecina 


4 


6 


3 


Tech 


11 3 






Attucks 


2 


4 


6 


Sectionals 




18 


9 


Northwest 


9 1 


11 


8 






4 


1 


KEVIN THOMAS 


swings for a low pitch. 



FIRST BASEMAN, Todd Gardner, reaches for the 
play-deciding ball. 



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On Deck 



The reserve baseball squad held together 
with the glue and guidance of Coach 
Haynes. The team record was an unimpres- 
sive 1-7, but did not reflect the skill and 
talent that actually existed on the team. 

The main problem that faced the team 
was inexperience and the fact that they had 
never before played as a team on the field. 
Coach Haynes did his best to whip them into 
a fire-breathing, base-dusting baseball ma- 
chine. The team was pitted against richer 
baseball programs who had remarkable tal- 
ent, and sometimes just plain and simple 
intimidation defeated the Shortridge nine be- 
fore they ever staggered out of the dugout. 

The pitching staff consisted mainly around 
Ralph Ross and John Weichert with a few 
tosses of relief here and there by Mike Selby 
and Darryl Crabtree. The staff was well- 
backed by an outstanding defensive infield 
and outfield. 

Both of these were utilized to their fullest 
to hold the other team's runs. When it came 
to be Shortridge's turn at bat, the players 
who so gracefully executed "Wow-look-at- 
that" plays on defense were frequently si- 
lenced at the plate only to return to the 
dugout with heads hanging low. It was this 
that brought on the downfall of the "Big 
Blue Machine". There was at least one 
Homer hit by third baseman Michael Bollen. 

The season was filled with more than just 
serious baseball. There is as always, a lighter 
side to sports. The team just won't admit 
what that lighter side is just yet, but if you 
want to know, come to a game. They really 
need all the support that they can muster. 

It can truly be said that these wild guys are 
dedicated to the true American pastime, the 
one sport revered by all, the sport that fits 
right up there with Mom, Hotdogs, and Ap- 
ple pie-Baseball. 




Reserve 




SHS 


Washington 


7 


2 


Scecina 


12 


5 


Tech 


8 


1 


Arlington 


5 


4 


Manual 


21 


5 


Avon 


8 


4 


Broad Ripple 


1 


3 


Cathedral 


1 






TODD GARDNER lifts off base as he throws a ball 
to home plate. 



baseball/ 133 



Looking Up 



The Girls Varsity Basketball team is finally 
getting its act together, after a three year 
losing streak. Under the direction of a new 
coach, Mr. Richard Crawley, alias Borus Vul- 
garis, the teams luck seems to be changing. 

Coach Crawley has drilled the team into a 
well working basketball squad. The team 
pulled together under his direction and is 
looking forward to next year. 

One of the starting forwards, Donna Ste- 
vens, is the second highest scorer in the city. 
The other have also made great progress 
and plan to return next year. The team will 
lose only one player, Dawn Robinson, who 
will be graduating in June. Next fall Coach 
Crawley will have an experienced team to 
start off the season. 



Girl's Reserve Basketball 

Lisa Bledsoe 
Allison Carter 
Janice Carey 
Wanda Edwards 
Sherry Kimbrough 
Lisa LeForge 
Tina Thomas 
Lisa Tuggles 




TINA THOMAS FINES a jumper over the 
outstretched arms of her opponent. 

NATALIE'S MUSES' smooth dribbling enabled her 
to keep the ball from an eager Attucks defender. 

GIRLS VARSITY BASKETBALL; Row One: Linda 

Smith. Row Two: Janice Carey, Andrea Floyd, 

Dc ma Wells, Latonia Riley, Donna Stevens, Brenda 

Smith, Dawn Richardson. 



134/girl's basketball 






STYLE AND CONCENTRATION are exemplified in 
senior Kirk Butler's bowling form. 

DONNA STEVENS pauses for a moment from her 
duties as girls varsity captain for a picture. 



Competitive 
Fun 

Intramural bowling has become a very 
popular sport at Shortridge. For two years, 
the bowling team has been coached by Ms. 
Twyllah Kendrick, with help from Mr. Rocky 
Grismore in 1979-80. The team meets in the 
cafeteria on Mondays at 3:15PM, many with 
their own bowling balls in hand, and head 
out to 421 Bowling Alley. Each member is 
responsible to pay his own bowling fee, in- 
cluding the cost for two games plus shoes. 
This year the team consisted of eight sub- 
teams with four members each, and three to 
five alternates. When Ms. Kendrick was 
asked who could join the team, she an- 
swered, "Anybody can be on the team! It's 
bowling for fun. We'll be glad to work with 
members on their form and help them to 
enjoy and improve their game." 

The team was more serious about bowling 
good games this year. Five members, Karen 
Corn, Leroy Baker, Kirk Butler, Geary 
Brown, and Thurman Montgomery, broke 
the score of 200. Two other members, Ken- 
neth Watkins and Vi Dam, came very close 
to breaking 200 with the score of 190. Very 
few girls have gone out for bowling and 
stuck with it. This year, Theresa Chubb, 
Maeve Spicer, and Karen Corn were the 
only females actively participating. Karen 
Corn, a junior, was asked what she liked 
most about the bowling team. She replied, 
"I've met a lot of very nice people who I 
would not have met if I hadn't decided to be 
on the team. I also like it because everyone 
is there to have fun, whether they win or 
lose." The same question was asked of sen- 
ior Kenneth Watkins who replied, "It's not 
like everyone is out to beat everyone else, 
it's simply friendly competition. However, 
the best part comes after everyone had com- 
pleted their two games and we all blow our 
money on Space Invaders!" 

The four bowling members with the high- 
est averages may participate in intermural 
bowling. These four members travel to All- 
Star Bowl where they compete against eight 
other township and public schools. This year 
Rory Bradford, Karen Corn, Kenneth Wat- 
kins and Randy Banks represented Shor- 
tridge. 

The members of the bowling team greatly 
encourage anyone who wants to improve 
their bowling skills and have fun at the same 
time to join them next year for another fan- 
tastic bowling season! 



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our friends for our first year here. 
Good luck class of '81, we'll miss 
you.-Class of '84 




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Thanks To You 



The People 



Josten's Representative 

Richard Maurer 
Sponsor 

Thomas Birk 
Editors-in-chief 

Carole Moss 

Jill Morford 
Life Editor 

Jacqueline Slatter 
Performing Arts Editor 

Helene Riggs 
Mind Editors 

Janet Molzan 

Karen Molzan 
Big Wigs Editor 

Walter Parks 
The Graduates Editor 

Caroline Helmer 
Mugs Editor 

Kathy Coleman 

Carla Williams 
Joiners Editor 

Valita Fredland 
Body Editor 

Cyrus Behroozi 
with a little help from 

Maeve Spicer 

Mike Selby 

Chris Keys 

Scott Murphy 

Lynda Edmonds 

Chris Harmon 
and a lot of help from 

Jill Morford 

Carole Moss 
Support Editors 

David Nash 

Jodi Gruver 



Indentities Editors 

Craig Beidelman 

Danny Schick 

Carole Moss 

Jill Morford 
Art Editors 

Todd Gardner 

Laura Pratt 
Photographers 

Nancy Chase-Chase Studios 

Bruce Brosius 

Robert Hatchel 

Korben Perry 
Photos contributed by: 

Thomas Birk 

Shortridge ECHO 

David Nash 

Aaren Perry 

David Weber 

Gregg Brase 

John Riser 

Cyrus Behroozi 

Jill Morford 

Carole Moss 

Laura Smith 
General Staff 

Korben Perry 

Aaren Perry 

Anna Harper 

Chris Harmon 

Natasha Wagner 

Maeve Spicer 

Mark Durham 
Contributing Writers 

Joni Fleischman 

Edie Cassell 

Geary Brown 

Francesca Manfredi 

Stephanie Scopelitis 

Paul Beattie 



Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! There 
were many times when working late into the 
night, we happened to look up and eyes 
meeting, wonder what had happened to all 
the enthusiastic little helpers that had 
flooded our humble yearbook office during 
school hours. As the work piled up on our 
desks, we asked ourselves how it would all 
get done with just four little hands attached 
to two over-worked bodies controlled by 
two tired minds. But when the work began 
mysteriously disappearing before our eyes, 
we realized this book was being created not 
only by two semi-experienced journalists, 
but by zillions of ideas, stories, and pictures 
found in the hearts, minds and cameras of 
many Ridgers. Help from students, faculty, 
administration, friends and relatives paved 
the road to the finalization of each deadline. 

First and foremost, we thank our advisor, 
Mr. Tom Birk, for reviving us with his lovely 
music when we'd run out of rev, and keep- 
ing our smiles shining when we thought the 
end of the world was near. Oh, we almost 
forgot. LEE! Come get your son! 



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Acknowledgements 
\ 



Richard Maurer, our representative, came 
through for us when we were in dire need of 
answers to technical questions and a good 
dose of moral support. When we saw his 
perky face respond favorably to our ideas, 
we knew we were in the presence of a god- 
send. 

If you never thought it was possible for a 
person to be three hundred places at once, 
squatting, tiptoeing, leaning and kneeling, its 
time to enter reality. Nancy Chase, our por- 
table photographer, seemed to find her way 
into every nook and cranny at precisely the 
right moment, and never a hair out of place! 

At the business end of this publication, 
Mr. Oldham and Ms. Timberman were ready 
and willing to help out any way they could. 
At the beginning of the year they managed 
to pay off past yearbook debts so we could 
start off right. Now wasn't that nice of them? 

We wish we could thank our whole staff 
individually the way they deserve it, particu- 
larly Bruce and Rob who galantly put up 
with our last minute picture requests and 
Valita who always turned up on her own to 
help us out. To Rocky "Mr. Magic Fingers" 
Grismore, the People section is dedicated. If 
you ever need a finger massage call us. Each 
individual who put their heart and soul into 
this project deserve a hearty handshake and 
a kiss on the cheek. You know who you are 
and how indebted we are to you. 

Of course we cannot forget Wayne, 
Norm, Pam, and Mary Jo whose faces we 
have seen so little over the past nine months, 
yet whose support has always been with us. 

One last thank you to the stars of these 
160 pages, each one in the crowd, for giving 
us something to proclaim to the world. 





CATS GET MEAN! 




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Whenever I meet someone I always say, 
: Hi, I am Jill Morford," immediately f: 
lowed by, ' am a student at Shortridge High 
■chool." e two phrases seem to bei}r:e 
I the same to me. 1 love Shortric 
;re's s< nething about SHS which r 
i proud to be a part of it. I'm always 
iscovering new people andyfeeliM; - 

; when 1 am within these waf 
jmpting to describe what 1 have; 

myself at a loss for words. Unfortunate 

!y, my journalism skills don't allow me t 

a few words, the entire at 

idge. 

ual has given me 
after day for a year 

;h particle which S! 
ou have just seen the 
eople who read this bo< 



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pie u.J o are a part of Shortridge and have 

>« 4 the uniqueness we attempted 

. iroughout this publication, but I 

hope this 1 ■ ' Mrork will help others to 

HcHBran&pverything that takes place at 

B*tfflpnd Meridian as well. 

On the publication date of the Annual, the 
decision of which IPS High School would be 
closed had hot yet been made. Therefore, it 
is possible that this yearbook will be the last 
ever assembled at Shortridge. This idea 
strikes a piercing pain in my heart, but it has 
also driven me to attempt to define Shor- 
tridge as distinctly as possible. If Shortridge 
Were closed, this book would be a tribute to 

» ! struggle for life. And if Shortridge 
open, this book will be a glorious 
fMcdfit of the triumphant battle Shortridge 
fought to continue her nurturing of educa- 



tion. But regardless of whether Shortridge is 
open or closed next fall, I am confident that 
the spirit of Shortridge will live, leaping from 
the pages of this book and flooding from the 
lives of past students. 

Just as I have learned from everything 
else I have done at Shortridge, I learned 
from this book. Only you can judge the ex- 
actness of our definition of Shortridge, but 
this book will always be a success for me 
because it led me to do so many things, think 
so many thoughts, and love so many people. 



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P.S. I love you Carole! 




I sit outside the window 
rain looking in to see. It see 
inside are creating somethin 
is apparent from their faces th 
many feelings to thought and a<$ 
create. As others enter the room I realize 
that they come from other bas es of action 
where more is being done to bifTVjphe activi- 
ties and achievements of those in this build- 
ing. I see vivid photographs carefully laid out 
in formations that clearly tell their own 
ry. These people seem to enjoyl 
doing though if I look closely the 
of tire shadowing their faces. What dedu? 
tion they must have to work so diligently on 
this mysterious task. As I watch, I become 
more enthralled with whats going on and 
want to somehow become a part of it. I 
gently tap on the window and all of a sudden 
these faces turn in my direction first with a 
look of astonishment then of kindness and 
concern. I am quickly surrounded by the 
warmth and harmony that these people 



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Kelly Aasen 62 

Lizzie Aasen 76, 104 

Katrice Abel 82 

Keith Abel 87 

Kevin Abel 82 

Acappella Choir 22 

Lastronia Adams 82 

AFS 107 

Edwina Akers 87 

Brenda Alexander 87 

Wanda Alexander 76 

William Alkire 87 

Betty Allendar 54 

Gregory Allen 54 

Robert Allen 62 

Rosie Allen 82 

Ed Alley 59 

Steve Alley 59 

Albert Anderson 76 

Allen Anderson 87 

Charlene Anderson 62 

Desiree Anderson 62 

Lennon Anderson 61 

Lucian Anderson 61, 62, 

117 
Patricia Anderson 87 

Tina Anderson 87 

Elizabeth Andrews 76 

Michael Annes 82 

Annual Staff 96 

Anthony Appleton 76, 

108 
Cynthia Appleton 125 

Patrick Appleton 23, 82, 

103 
Becky Appenfelder 76, 

108 
Eric Arehart 82, 126, 127 

Steve Arnold 87, 118 

Art Club 105 

Arthur Ashbridge 37, 87 

Karla Austin 76, 98 

Michael Austin 87, 118 

Michael Avant 17, 82, 117 

Stephanie Avant 62, 107 
Tim Avery 76 

Karen Bailey 37, 87 

Laverne Bailey 76 

Sheila Bailey 62, 98, 107 

Dorothy Baker 62, 74, 

106 
Hoover Baker 40, 54 

Johnathan Baker 109, 117 

Leroy Baker 82, 98 

Martha Baker 64, 76 

Sheryl Baker 76 

Keith Ball 62 

Lonnie Ball 76, 107 

Roger Ball 76, 107 

Nenad Ban 43, 87, 88 

Mattie Ballow 54 

Bonnie Banchy 76 

Jerry Banchy 61, 62, 117 
Band 16, 22, 37 

Craig Banks 23 

Randy Banks 61, 76, 117 



Robert Banks 76 

Sandra Banks 82 

Lucia Bardwell 76 

Kivya Barlowe 16, 37, 64, 

76, 98 
Angela Barnett 76, 125 

Nina Barnett 62 

Emery Barton 82 

Kristen Bates . 76, 95, 98, 

99, 101, 102, 107 
Larry Bates 87 

Kenneth Beatty 87 

Paul Beattie 62, 98, 100, 

101, 102, 107 
Beverly Beauford 62, 74, 

98, 103, 146 
Keely Bechner 62 
Cyrus Behroozi 27, 82, 

95, 96, 98, 100, 101, 103, 
125 
Craig Beidelman 62, 98, 

99, 103 

Giacomo Belcredi 62 

James Bell 82 

Lisa Bell 37, 62, 104, 125 

Sylvester Bellamy 82 

Debbie Bennett 82 

Jerome Bennett 62, 104 

Sharon Benson 87 

Robin Berry 62 

Yolanda Berry 82 

Kathy Berryhill 62 

Tammy Berryhill 82 

Gina Beverly . , . 109 
Kelly Bible 82 

Doyle Binion 87 

Geneva Binion 87 

Jeff Bindhammer 82, 104 

Veronica Birdsong . 76 
Thomas Birk 21, 54, 75, 

127 
Joy Bischoff . 82 
Matt Bischoff 62 

Penny Bischoff 87, 98 

Francine Black 76 

David Blane 82, 121 

Keith Blane 9, 40, 62, 

120 
Jim Blankenbaker 37, 82 

Jacqueline Bledsoe 76 

Lisa Bledsoe 87, 109 

Sue Bledsoe 9, 13, 17, 

62, 106 
Jeffery Boleyjack 62, 107 

Anna Bonner 63 

Charita Bostic 87 

Kevin Bostic 76, 120, 121 

Charles Bowen 87 

Sola Bowers 82 

Roy Bowling 82 

Lisa Boyd 87 

Felicia Boyd 64, 77, 98 

Renee Boyd 63, 106 

Rochelle Boyd 17, 23, 24, 

37, 76, 77, 80, 98, 99, 112 
Boys Tennis Team 131 

Rory Bradford 64, 76, 98 

Casandra Bradley 86, 87, 

98 
James Bradley 76 



Ray Bradley 117 

William Bradley 82 

Brain Game 100 

William Brame 87, 118 

Othelia Branch .63 
Tammy Branch .76 
Ruth Brandon 63, 106 

A.J. Brase 70 

Gregg Brase 61, 63, 70, 

117 
Murray Braxton 63 

Darryl Brigham 76, 117 

Nora Brinkley 87 

Yvonne Brinkley 87 

Kenneth Brooks 87, 118 

Bruce Brosius 63, 97, 127 

Aubren Brown 63, 108, 

109 
Cynthia Brown 82 

Donald Brown 82, 98 

Douglass Brown 82 

Dwight Brown 76, 120, 

121 
Gary Brown 54, 116, 117 

Geary Brown 82 

James Brown 76 

James Brown 63, 105 
John Brown 76 

Karl Brown 76, 117 

Michele Brown 37, 76, 

110, 123 
Patrick Brown 87 

Robert Brown 87 

Roosevelt Brown 87 

Sam Brown 98 

Toni Brown 25, 63 

Tyrone Brown 118 

Felisa Bruce 76 

Scott Bruce 108 

Cynthia Bryant 111 

Dewayne Bryant 87 

Rodnie Bryant 64, 82, 98 

Linda Bullock 87 

Lilian Bunch 35 

Christopher Burch 63 

Marjorie Burford 54 
Clara Burnett 25, 36, 37, 

76, 98, 111, 125 
Jamie Burnett 87 

Ricky Burnett 87, 118 

Anthony Burns 63, 107, 

120 
Laban Burns 63 
Kenneth Burns .87 
Kim Burrell 63, 64, 74, 

98, 146 
Faye Burris 63 

Lester Burse 82 

Susan Burton 54 

Keith Bush 36, 63 

Yolanda Bush 63 

Angela Butler 63, 107 

Eric Butler 87 

Kirk Butler 63, 135 

Penny Butler .76 
Stephanie Butler 24, 64, 

82, 112 
Steven Byrd 87 



Identities 
CcDdEe 

Cafeteria Staff 52 

Rick Cales 76, 104, 106 

Douglas Campbell 88 

Kimberly Campbell 82 

Sherri Campbell 113 

Don Cannon 63, 107 

Paula Cannon .76 
Tracey Cannon 63, 105, 

107 
Gina Cantrell 63, 106 

Mark Capes 76 

Lana Cardwell 54, 98 

Janice Carey . 76, 107, 134 
Roscoe Carpenter 63 

Youssef Carpenter 88, 

109 
John Carr 82 

Michael Carr 63 

Robert Carroll 37, 77, 

139 
Jonnie Carruther 82 

Allison Carter 82, 98, 

103, 122 
Anthony Carter 88, 100 

Felicia Carter 109 

Francis Carter 53 

Francine Carter 109 

Lisa Carter 98 

Bridgette Carver 88 

Terry Carver 88 

Leon Casey 9, 98, 99, 

100, 101, 131 
Lynne Casey 64 

Bob Cassell 88, 100 

Edie Cassell 77, 95, 98, 

99, 101, 102, 107, 125 
Crystal Caston 77 

Hope Caston 64, 106 

Mithcah Caston 64 

Peter Cerola 104, 127 

Sue Cerola 104 

Tony Cerola 23, 64 

David Chambers 88 

Dennis Chambers 88 

Michele Chapman 88 

Nancy Chase 49 

Barbara Cheatham 77 

Chess Club 100 

Gwendolyn Chester 83 

Katharine Childers 37, 64 

Daniel Chubb 88, 98, 101, 

108 
Theresa Chubb 77, 98, 

99, 102, 107 
Elfi Cicak 38, 54 
Allen Clark 109 

Donna Clark 64 

Sadie Clark 54 

Kevin Clay 27, 83, 104, 

117 
Darryl Clemmons 77, 107 

Warren Clemmons 77 

Annita Cloyd 77, 98 

COE 106 

Co-ed Drill Team 109 

Monica Coffer 77 

Adam Coleman 25, 64 



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Helen Coleman 


32, 83 


Kathy Coleman 


38, 83 


Marvin Coleman 


83 


Casandra Collins 


125 


Faye Collins 


88 


Rhonda Collins 


64 


Theresa Collins 


64, 106 


Cheryl Colston 


14, 77, 


112 




James Compton 


88, 118 


Colleen Contreras 88 


Lisa Contreras 


21, 25, 32, 


83, 98 




Donna Cook 


83, 131 


James Cook 


88 


Angela Cooper 


83 


Billy Cooper 


83 


Ciatta Cooper 


64 


James Corbin 


88 


Karen Corn 


39, 77, 98, 


99, 102, 107 




Joe Cougan 


130 


Mary Jane Cougan 64 


Benny Council . 


88 


Anthony Cowherd 83 


Johnny Cowherd 


64, 117 


Paul Craig .8 


, 77, 98, 99 


Dorcas Cravens 


54 


Richard Crawley 


54, 130 


Rick Critchfield 


88, 118 


Chris Crean 


64, 103, 127 


Richard Creveling 83 


John Crenshaw 


83 


Kurt Crossland 


65, 104 


Ann Croutzeilles 


107 


Devon Cummingj 


i ... 77, 108, 


109 




Vivan Cummings 


65 


Tonya Curtis 


105 


Vi Dam 65, 


98 


Anne Daniell 


25, 83, 96, 



98, 107, 111 

Alfred Dartis 88, 118 

Dena Davenport 65 

Damon Davis 25, 108 

Greg Davis 117 

Lisa Davis 88 

Mary Davis 54 

Vincent Davis 83 

Tonya Davis 88, 113 

William Day 88 

Debate Club 101 

Emily Debow 64 

DECA 107 

Devillettes 24, 112, 113 

Johnny DeWalt 83 

Anthony Dickens 77 

Keith Dickens 77, 117 

Kenneth Dickens 77, 117 

Richard Dickenson 65, 

137 
George Dilcher 88 

David Diggs 8, 77, 117 

Nedra Dixon 77 

Lisa Dodd 64 

Mike Dohrenwend 18, 65 

Cornell Donaldson 77, 117 

Haron Donaldson 88 

Ava Dorn 25, 37, 77, 98, 

99, 104, 107 

Deborah Dougherty 77, 

95, 103, 107 
Anthony Douthit 83 



Lesha Doyle 77, 109 

April Dozier 83 

James Dozier 51 

Denise Dubard 83 

Carmen Duff 83 

Sandra Dunlap 65 

Robin Dunville 83 

Carrie Driver 65, 107 

Carmel Dummer 65 

Mark Durham 17, 21, 25, 

37, 77, 80, 96, 137 
Eric Dycus 88 

Robert Earle 88 

George Early 83 

John Easley 69 

Felisha Easter 83 

Echo 95 

Alicia Edmonds 83 

Lynda Edmonds 7, 37, 78, 

96, 98, 137 
Peggy Edmonds 83 

Venetta Edmonds 88 

Aleatha Edmondson 54 

Candy Edmondson 64, 77, 

78, 98 
Mona Edmondson 95, 

103, 107 
Ramona Edmondson 65 

Felecia Edwards 18, 65 

Jasper Edwards 7 

Jay Edwards 78, 137 

Jetona Edwards 83 

Luwanna Edwards 78 

Mark Edwards 65, 107 

Wanda Edwards 83, 111, 

123, 125 
Cathy Edelen 83, 98 

Myron El 19, 21, 35, 54 

Vivan Elbert 88 

Lorenda Eldridge 88 

Kimberly Elliott 88, 109 

Mark Elliott 78, 109 

Maureen Elliott 109 

Patricia Elliott 78 

Gregory Ellis 14, 15, 64, 

77, 78, 98 
Jeffery Ellis 14, 15, 78, 

121 
Rose Ellis 118 

Penny Ellison 83 

MaryAnn Endsley 24, 65, 

112 
Wendell Ervin 9 

William Essex 88 

Paul Everts 78, 98, 100 

Andrew Everts 88, 100, 

101 



FfGgHh 

Schara Faucett 88 

Betty Ferguson 52 

Betty Fields 78 

Terrie Fischer 83 

James Fish 88 

Cherie Fisher 65, 106 

Charlie Fitzgerald 45, 54 

Robert Flagg 78 

Selena Flowers 88 

Andrea Floyd 25, 78, 112, 

122, 134 



Brian Floyd 78 

Footlighters 105 

Mario Folson 88 

Ann Foster 83, 127 

Jennifer Foster 65 

Michael Foster 78 

Carmen Francis 54 

Valita Fredland 83, 95, 

96, 101, 102, 103, 107, 

137 
Ron Freeland 54 

Bill Freeman 53 

Donna Freeman 65 

Ernie Frigo 54 

French Club 102 

Freshman Cheerleaders 

111 
Freshman Council 86 

Freshman Football 118 

Freshman Pom-Pom 113 

Dennis Fulton 

Faye Gaines 88 

Paul Galloway 31, 83 

Eric Galloway 65 

Tammy Gann 89 

Tina Gann 78 

Joe Gardner 109 

Todd Gardner 65, 103, 

127, 132, 133 
Donald Garrett 65 

Teresa Garrett 78 

Alfred Garton 109 

Constance Gatewood 89, 

113 
Tonya Gatewood 83 

William Gatewood 89, 118 

DeWayne Gee 89 

Vetchel Gee 65, 74, 98 

Susan Gerard 83 

Linda Gibson 36, 83 

Devon Girton 65, 74, 107 

Kim Glenn 109 

Lula Glen 89 

Brenda Glover 89 

Dianne Glover 83 

Victor Glover 89, 118 

Karen Goins 65 

Sylvia Goldsmith 65 

Angela Goodlow 83 

Beverly Goodlow 66, 122 

Vinicius Goodman 83 

Glen Goodrich 37 

Golf Team 130 

Dianne Gore 66, 110, 125 

Treni Gorman 89 

Larry Goshen 89 

Kim Grady 89 

Mae Graves 54 

Maureen Graves 109 

Tonia Gray 66 

Tracey Gray 83 

Jackie Greenwood 23, 41, 

55, 58, 74, 98, 99 
Jerome Greer 89 

Timothy Gregory 89 

Willis Gregory 89 

David Griffaith 89 

Jon Griffith 89 

Melissa Griffith ... 89 
Richard Grismore 55, 74 

Jodi Gruver 83, 103 

David Guernsey 25, 39, 

77, 78, 98 



Libby Guernsey 7, 89, 

111 
Eric Guess 83, 121 

Paul Guise 66 

Todd Guise 83 

Patricia Gullick 55 

Gymnastics Club 123 

Esther Hale 108, 9 

Alan Hall 78 

Bernadette Hall 89 

David Hall 89 

Ginger Hall 33 

Tara Hall 33, 84 

Valerie Hall 66 

Onyette Hamiter 66, 122 

David Hammer 55 

Darryl Hampton 78 

Steven Hampton 89 

Tammy Hampton 84, 98 

Chris Harmon 89, 96, 118 

Anna Harper 84, 96, 107, 

111, 123 
Beverly Harris 78 

Cheryl Harris 84, 98 

Darran Harris 89, 109 

David Harris 108 

Tammy Harris 13, 17, 89 

Robert Hatchel 66, 96, 

97, 127 
James Hausmann 55 

Warren Hawkins 84 

Andrea Hayes 66, 106, 

125 
Jessica Hayes 66 

Ruth Hayes 89 

Kimberly Hays 66 

Carlton Haygood 78, 98 

Stephanie Haygood 66, 

106, 125 
William Haygood 78, 98, 

117 
Arthur Haynes 78 

John Haynes 55, 117, 118 

Brett Head 9, 66 

Chris Helft 84, 130 

Caroline Helmer 66, 146 

Steve Helmer 130 

Laura Henn 78, 102, 107 

Martha Henn 58 

Cynthia Henry 84 

Catrina Henry 84 

Shelly Henss 104 

Suzanne Hewlett 66, 106, 

125 
Brent Hicks 84 

Brian Hill 89 

Renee Hill 84 

Willie Hill 89 

John Hines 89 

Lori Hines 89 

Mike Hines 89 

Leanna Hobbs 89 

Don Hock 75, 138 

Dawn Hochradel 89, 98, 

113 
Mark Hochradel 66 

Linda Hodges 89 

Andrew Hoesman 78 

Byron Hoesman 89 

Deanna Hofer 66 

Harold Hogue 118 

Elizabeth Holland 78 

Ingrid Hollingsworth 66 



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Brenda Hollis 66 

Tammy Holtz 24, 84, 98, 

112 

Theresa Holtz 78 

Garnetta Hood 55 

James Hopson 89 

Lisa Hopson 66 

Lori Hoseclaw 104 

Terri Hoseclaw 89, 98, 

104 
Laronda Hoseman 89 

David House 66 

Thomas House 66 

Aaron Howard 84 

Kevin Howard 66 

Marci Howard 78 

Pam Howard 66 

Ricky Howard .78 

Sheree Howard 67, 106 

Tony Howard 67 

Donald Howell 84 

Arnold Howell 84 
Anthony Howlett 89, 108, 

109 

Chris Hoyce 89 

Roger Hubbard 89 

Jim Hudkins 78 

Anne Hughes 84, 104 

Donna Hughes 78, 111 

Eileen Hughes 104 
Kenneth Hughes 78 

Wayne Hughes 37, 89 

Mary Hultz 51 

Bridgette Hunt 84 

Jerry Hunt 121 

Sandra Hunt 55, 112 

Helen Hunter 84 

Kimberly Hurt 67 
Charles Hutchson 84 

James Hyde 107 



IiJjKkLl 

Tina Ingram 67 

Betty Inskeep 53 

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... 30 



Kimberly Jacks 67, 107, 

98 
Burney Jackson 55 

Denise Jackson 78 

Marvin Jackson 89 

Myrtle Jackson 84 

Rebecca Jackson 67 

Rhonda Jackson 67, 110 

Robert Jackson 78, 8, 109 

Scott Jackson .78 
Shirley Jackson 99, 102, 

98, 106 
Tamara Jones 11, 98 

Janitorial Staff 53 

Kelly Jay 78, 98 

Derek Jeffers 78 

Rodney Jefferson 89 

Rita Jenkins 78 

Yvonne Jenkins . 67 
Tommy Jennings 78 

Angela Johnson 67, 112 

Benjamin Johnson 8, 50, 

58, 17 
Caroline Johnson 67, 107 



Eric Johnson . . 

98 
Ezra Johnson 

74, 117 
Glenn Johnson 
Jeffery Johnson 

118 
Kimberly Johnson 

24, 95, 98 
Kirstin Johnson 84 

Marcia Johnson 7, 61, 67, 

74, 98, 146 
Pam Johnson 89 

Peter Johnson 89 

Ray Johnson 89 

Rhonda Johnson 89 

Richard Johnson 67 

Shana Johnson 84, 103 

Thomas Johnson 67, 7 

William Johnson 108, 9 

Sven Johnston ,67 
Arnetra Jones 67 

Bobbie Jones 84 

Brian Jones 89 

Daphne Jones 67 

Darlene Jones 89 

Derrick Jones 69 

Felicia Jones 78, 109 

Keith Jones 84 

Kerry Jones 4, 89, 118 

Larry Jones 69, 107 

Michael Jones 84 

Michelle Jones 84, 123 

Patrick Jones 69 

Henry Jordan 98, 117 

Cornelius Jorman 78, 108, 

109 
Jerome Jorman 69, 120, 

121 
JoAnn Joyner 69, 74, 125 

Caryn Kay 89, 109 

Sherry Kelley 89 

Kenneth Kendrick 108 

Joyce Kendrick 78 

Twyllah Kendrick 55, 106 

Pauline Kennedy 78 

Key Club 106, 107 

Chris Keys 25, 37, 61, 69, 

74, 95, 127 
Rhonda Keys 84 

Sam Keys 37, 78, 117 

Jackie Kidd 84 

Linda Kidd 69, 112 

Aledra Kimbrough 78, 125 

April Kimbrough 89 

Kevin Kimbrough 69, 105 

Donald King 58 

Constance Kirby 55 

Anthony Lambert 89 

Charles Lambert 118 

Cynthia Lambert 69 

Angela Landon 78 

Cathy Langford 69 

Latin Club 103 

Debra Lee 69 

Kathy Leforge 24, 69, 

112 
Lisa Leforge 84 

John Lewis 89 

Patrick Lewis 69 

Sharon Lewis 84 

Carlena Lindsey 64, 98 



9, 67, 74, 


Sarah Lobley 69 




Mary Beth Long 84 


18, 42, 67, 


Cheryl Looper 84 




Rhonda Love 78, 98 


78, 107 


Karen Loyd 55 


89, 109, 


Jerry Lucas 21, 48, 55, 




104 


78, 25, 


Mary Lou Lyons 55 




Patrice Lyons 89 



MmNnOo 

Kim Mack 107 

Andrew Madison 117 

Cheryl Madison 69, 107 

Dianne Madison 69 

Dean Maddox 84, 98 

Francesca Manfredi 32, 

94, 107 
Robin Manning 78 

Donald Mannon 55 

William Mansfield 109 

Angela Martindalle 18, 69 

Cynthia Martin 69 

Leslie Martin 69 

Paula Martin 90, 98 

Tony Martin 78 

Willie Martin 118 

Harvey Mason 84 

Mauri Mason 90 

Math Club 98 
Donna Mathes 105 

Sharon Mathes 90 

Joseph Mathews 69, 117 

Barbara Matney 84 

Anna Matthews 84 

Dianna Maynard 78, 105 

Patricia Maxwell 90 

William McAlexander 55, 

107 
Grant McCann 69, 123 

Keith McCann 90 

Donald McCawley 55 

Lisa McEachern 84 

Mary McGarvey 55, 95 

Teresa McKinney 70 

Vicky McKinney 84 

Daniel McMasters 85 

Rhonda McNiel 24, 25, 

55, 70, 125 
Sue McNiel 55 

Patrick McShane 75, 127 

Benjamin Meadows 25, 

90, 98, 108, 109 
Hannah Meadows 85 

Roxann Means 90, 109 

John Medjeski 36, 55 

Dino Metzger 23, 70 

Michael Meyers 78 

Julie Michaels 137 

Curtis Mickel 11, 37 

David Miller 85 

Greta Miller 19, 56 

Kristi Miller 37 

Richard Miller 9, 70 

Robert Miller 90 

Vaughn Miller 37, 85 

Daniel Milton 79 

Evelyn Minor 111 

Monica Mimms 85, 125 

Suzanna Mitchell 25, 90 

Helen Moeller 56 



Janet Molzan 70, 98, 99, 

103 
Karen Molzan 41, 85, 96 

Karen Montgomery 70 

Michael Montgomery 107 

Thurman Montgomery 90, 

118 
James Moore 90 

Judy Moore 18, 70, 123 

Lennell Moore 85, 121 

Michael Moore . . 79, 107 
Tammera Moore 90, 98, 

101, 102, 105, 154 
Jill Morford 70, 74, 96, 

99, 101, 102, 105, 154 
Theodore Morgan 85, 98, 

99 
Mark Morgan 79, 99 

William Morgan 56, 100 

Sandratt Morris 90 

Connie Morton 125 

Yvonne Morton 70 

Patrick Mosley 90 

Carole Moss 58, 70, 74, 

93, 98, 102, 103, 107, 142, 
155 
Laura Mouser 85 

Mu Alpha Theta 99 

Tracy Mundy 90, 98, 111 

Debra Murkison 70, 98 

Sandy Murphy 85 

Scott Murphy 70, 103, 

106, 7 
Frankie Murray 79 

Diane Murrel 125 

Matt Murrel 37, 79, 98, 

99 
David Murry 79 

Willie Murry 79 

Natalie Muse 64, 103, 134 

Scott Mutchmore 90, 98, 

118 
Carolyn Myles 79 

Sheila Myles 85 

Joseph Napier 79 

David Nash 96, 127 

Sylvia Nayworth 9 

Andrew Neff 79, 117 

Natalie Nelson 79 

Martha Newland 56 

Elnora Newton 9 

William Ney 58 

Anh Nguyen 79 

Dung Nguyen 85, 127 

Daryl Nibbs 70 

David Nibbs 70, 79, 85 
Delmon Nichols 90 

Netra Nichols 90 

Betty Nicholson 56 

Crisena Nicholson 85, 98, 

109 
Julie Nimock 90 

Alonzo Noel 85 

Chris Noel 23, 37, 90 

Jack Nolan 70, 127 

Brett Nolcox 70, 117 
Neil Norwood 85 

Mary Nowlin 85 

Brian Ntukogu 90 

Nannette Obie 15 

Thomas O'Brian 71 

Tonya Oglesby 71 



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Darryl O'Kelley 90, 118 

Donald Oldham 9, 50, 58 

Lucille Oliver 56 

Orchestra 36 

Mary Orr 90, 98, 109 

Jeffrey Outlaw 117 

Robert Outlaw 90 

George Overstreet 85 

PpQqRr 



Tim Pace 79, 98 


Michael Page 


90 


Bennie Parker 


56 


Eric Parker 


71, 107 


Geneva Parker 


51 


Sharon Parker 


71, 74, 98, 


104 




Keith Parks 


79, 98, 103, 


107, 127 




Kevin Parks 


90, 118 


Mary Ann Parks 


8, 56 


Walter Parks 


37, 64, 71, 


74, 100, 101, 


102, 105, 


107 




Barry Patrick 


56 


Crystal Patterson 85 


Patrice Patterson 85 


Robert Patterson 108, 109 


Thomas Payne 


42, 55 


John Payton 


127 


Paula Payton 


79 


Julie Peacock 


37, 85, 98, 


111, 122, 123 


Sylvia Pearson 


71 


Derea Pegues 


90 


Deidre Perkins 


131 


Aaren Perry 


68, 71, 97, 


126, 127 




Korben Perry 


27, 96, 127 


Fred Pervine 


79 


John Peters 


90 


Jeffrey Pettigrew 7, 71 


Jeff Phelps 


85 


Ellen Phillips 


85 


Keith Phillips 


117 


Patti Pierson 


79 


Madarda Pope 


56 


Lynn Porter 


90 


Marc Porter 


85 


Mary Porter 


85, 107 


Ann Marie Powderly 79 


Laura Pratt 


71 


Theresa Preer 


79 


Donald Primm 


90, 118 


Edward Primm 


90 


Janet Pringle 


64, 71, 98, 


146 




Pam Pringle 


64, 77, 79 


Lorene Prokip 


90 


Charles Pryor 


117, 121 


Karol Purdum 


56 


Elmer Quarles 


90, 118 


Quill & Scroll 


98 



Forrest Radcliffe 5, 9, 37, 

71, 98, 117, 146 
Eric Raines 71 

Carol Ramsey 90 

Jacqueline Randall 79, 98 

Ronda Randall 71, 98, 

107 



Wonda Randall 71, 107 

Jerry Rasdell 85, 121 

Ford Ratcliff 56 

Jerry Ratcliff 117 

Lou Rawls 10 

Henry Reed 9, 18, 27, 64, 

71, 74, 117 ,146 
Lloyd Reed 90, 108, 109 

Sharon Reed 80 

Jeffery Reese 90 

Felicea Reeves 71, 106 
Michael Reeves 85 

Ben Reichel 90, 118 

Brian Reichel 80, 98, 99, 

106, 117 
Rachel Reigel 85, 127 

Victoria Render 90 

Lois Repass . 56 
Reserve Basketball Team 

121 
Reserve Cheerleaders 111 

Reserve Football Team 

117 
Chuck Reuter 90 

Joe Reuter 117 

Brenda Reynolds 71 

Charlene Reynolds 71 

Jack Reynolds 90 

Katherine Reynolds 71 

KEvin Rhea 80 

Barton Richardson 56 

Glenda Richardson 90 

Jerry Richardson 80 

Pernell Richardson 80 

Adrien Riding 85 

Kenny Riggins 130 

Helene Riggs 39, 80, 96 

Latanya Riley 71, 134 

John Riser 25, 71, 98, 

120, 131 
Mary Roberts 56 

Phillip Roberts 80 

Reginald Roberts 85 

Bonnie Robertson 90 
Gene Robertson 56 

Walterina Robertson 90 

Anita Robinson 23, 71, 

98, 122 
Dawn Robinson 80 

June Robinson 107 

Linda Robinson 72 

SanmonGue Robinson 85 

Beverly Roche 90 

Mishon Roddy 31, 80, 112 

Dwayne Rodgers 80 

Phillip Rodney 25 

Ricky Rodney 25 

Rohan Rodney 90 

Alif Rogers 80 

Hassan Rogers 90 

Michelle Rogers 72, 74, 

98 
Michael Roland 117 

Lemont Rong 98 

Ellis Rose 90 

Brian Ross 72 
Carmen Ross 9, 72, 99 
Ralph Ross 117, 121 
ROTC 109 
ROTC Staff Members 108 

Louis Rouse 90 
Lester Rowe 72, 117 

Michael Rowland 85 

Romale Ruffin 90 



Chuck Rugh 

127 
Linda Rush 85 

Geraldine Russell 



37, 72, 107, 



56 



SsTtUu 

DeWitt Samuels 11, 56 

Christina Sanner 85 

Lola Sargent 56 

Anthony Sartin 72, 99 

Danny Schick 85 

Lisa Schmidt 85 

Stephanie Scopelitis 85, 

107 
Bruce Scott 90 

Ricky Scott 90 

Stephen Scott 80 

Walter Scott 80 

Patricia Scrogham 85 

Kim Scruggs 80 

Stacey Sears 72, 110 

Security Police .52 
Mike Selby 77, 80, 95, 

98, 99, 102 
Tim Selig 80 

Amy Senior 85, 96, 107 

Senior Council 74 

Nia Settles 90 

Lane Seymour 85 

Tony Shackleford 80 

Allen Shah 80 

Roxanna Shah 72 

Bruce Sharpe 85 

Jerry Sharpe 85 

Valerie Sharpe 125 

Arthur Shaw 85 

Cornelius Shaw 85 

Kelly Shaw 81 

Viki Shepard 15, 72 

Dawn Sheridan 81, 103 

Janice Sherrell 85 

David Shockley 57 

Mary Siegel 57 

Eugene Simmons 81, 117 

Betty Jo Simon 47 

Phyllis Simpson 90 

Jacque Slatter 25, 81, 96, 

98, 99, 105, 110 
Ann Smith 72 

Brandt Smith 81, 127 

Brenda Smith 85, 110, 

122, 125, 134 
Carol Smith 57 

Chris Smith 90, 108, 109 
Crystal Smith 85 

Curtis Smith 85 

Donald Smith 90 

Jo Ann Smith 90, 109 

Laura Smith 137 

Linda Smith 37, 85, 127, 

134 
Maurice Smith 98 
Mona Smith 72 

Penny Smith 72, 107 

Tricia Smitha 86, 91, 98, 

113 
Leola Smith 91 

Tony Smitty 81 

Nick Snodgrass 85 

Karen Snow 72 

Cynthia Snowden 57, 101 

Whitney Snowden 64, 77, 



81 
Soccer Team 127 

Arthur Spain 118 

Maeve Spicer 5, 72, 74, 

96, 98, 103, 107, 110, 123 
Ray Spradley 72 

Errol Stallion 91 

Denise Stanley 37, 79, 81 

Aryan Steele 91 

Donna Stevens 122, 134, 

135 
Debra Stewart 85 

Elaine Stewart 72, 106, 

135 
Marcus Stewart 81 

Robert Stewart 85, 121 

Joe Stilwell 77, 81, 98, 

99, 102, 127 
Susie Stilwell 137 

Renita Stockdale 72 

Tonya Stokes 85 

Warren Stokes 73, 120, 

138 
Josephine Stovall 9, 74 

Heather Strickland 33 

Art Studebaker 57 

Tracey Sullivan 109 

Tina Summerfield 31, 73, 

105 
Harry Summers 27, 37, 

77, 105 
Tanya Summers 36 

Allen Sutherland 39, 57 

Vernon Suttle 85, 109 

Vanador Sutton 85 

Russell Swanson 104 

Jason Swift 37, 103 

Hidetaro Suzuki 26 

Greg Talley 73, 105 

James Talley 91 

Keith Talley 81 

James Tamara 91 

Carmen Tapales 9, 51 

Santa Tate 85 

Elisa Taylor 91 

Gwen Taylor 91 

James Taylor 91 

Marcus Taylor 27, 37, 

107, 91, 118 
Michelle Taylor 77 

Roy Taylor 7, 14, 73 

Sandra Taylor 91 

Tina Taylor 81, 98 

Thomas Taylor 91 

Jackie Terrell 81 

Wyquetta Terry 73, 74, 

146 
Thespians 105 

Brian Thomas 91 

Charles Thomas 57, 91 

Charley Thomas 27 

Damon Thomas 109 

Donald Thomas 53 

Joseph Thomas 81 

Kevin Thomas 9, 17, 18, 

73, 74, 98, 99, 100, 101, 

103, 117, 132 
Richard Thomas 81 

Tina Thomas 134 

William Thomas 25, 73, 

108 
Kenneth Thompson 85 

Kevin Thompson 40, 73, 



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98 
Lonna Thompson 103, 

107 
Rodney Thompson 85 

Cherrill Threte 58 

Part Tiemeier 31, 57 

Tonya Tiggs 91 

Catherine Timberman 50 

Denise Tipton 86, 91 

Inize Tisdul 81 

Steve Tolin 57, 137 

Tracie Toraine 81 

Rhoda Townsend 106 

Shemiah Townsend 91 

Silas Townsend .81 
Roderic Trabue 57 

Debra Troutman 91 

Mang Truong 23 

Ronald Tucker 85 

Lisa Tuggles 36, 91 

Gabriel Turnstall 81 

Berlynn Turner 81, 98 

Danny Turner 98, 86 

Shawn Turner 81 

Teresa Turner 7, 86, 137 

Todd Turner 117 

Ginger Twitchel 91 

Greg Tyson 86 

Vernon Utley 73, 109 



VvWwXx 

Heidi Vail 86, 98, 101, 

103, 127 
Karol-Lisa Vale 86 

Kelly Vale 25, 91, 113 
Joe VanBuskirk 81 

Varsity Baksetball Team 

120 
Varsity Cheerleaders 110 

Varsity Football Team 117 

Dennis Venable 73 

Volleyball Team 122 

Anthony Vinson 19, 21, 



35, 73 




Kevin Vinson 


86 


Andrea Wagner 


86 


Natasha Wagner 


96, 98, 


107 




Cherri Walker 


109 


Deborah Walker 


73, 98 


Derex Walker 


25, 37, 73, 


95, 98 




Jeffery Walker 


4, 86, 98 


Katie Walker 


25, 91, 113 


Yvonne Walker 


91 


Jeffery Wallace 


25 


Kathleen Wallace 57, 105 


Barbara Wallen 


4, 131 


Charles Walter 


57 


Lisa Ware .91 


Carla Ward 


81 


Sharron Ward 


73, 81 


Tony Warren 


81 


Charles Washington 91 


Dianne Washingt 


on 91 


Michael Washington 91 


Kenneth Watkins 


,37, 73, 


98, 99, 103, 


106, 107 


Lonnie Watson 


74 


Sherri Watson 


74, 6 


Angela Watts 


86, 124, 


125 




Harry Watts 


86 


Pearl Watts 


74, 112 


Sharon Watts 


81 


Ruth Webb 


57 


David Weber . . 


86 


Russell Webster 


4 


Julia Wegner . 


77, 98, 99, 


101, 105 




Amy Weichert 


91, 99, 


111 




John Weichert 


77, 81, 98 


102 




David Weiser 


74, 91 


Anita Wells 


86 


Darryl Wells 


117 


Donna Wells 


86, 134 


Eric Wells .86 


Felicia Wells 


86, 109 



Tamara Wells 74 

Paul West 25, 81, 77, 98, 

99, 102, 127 
Angela Westbrook 74, 91 

Glenda Westmoreland 59 

Ann Williams .81 
Brian Williams 86 

Carla Williams 24, 86, 98, 

112, 131 
Chris Williams 86 

Elmore Williams 86 

Jacqueline Williams 81 

Kathi Williams 98, 99, 

102, 107 
Kenneth Williams 91 

Mia Williams 91 
Michael Williams 86, 120 
Patricia Williams 125 

Regina Williams 36, 81 
Robert Williams 91 

Rondello Williams 81 

Sheila Williams 81 

Tommie Williams 124 

Tami Williamson .91 
Diretha Willis 81 

Ernestine Willis 86 

Gregory Willis 118 

Mary Wills .53 
Belinda Wills 91, 113 
Cheryl Wills 86 

Corrie Wilson 43, 57 

Tamara Wilson 86 

Dwight Winters 37, 91, 98 

Kenneth Winston 91 

Billy White 121 

Dianne White 81 

Ella White 91 
George White 86 
Jeffery White 81 

Loren White 86 

William White 81 
Jeff Whitesell 25, 32, 86, 

131 
John Whitfield 109 

Steve Whitley 91 

Tamar Whitted 19, 20, 

21, 25, 74, 122 
Chris Wood 25, 86, 98 



Gary Wood 57 


Lori Wooden . . . 


91 


Rodney Wooden 


91 


George Woodruff 


91, 37 


Michael Woodruff 


... 117 


Frank Woods . . . 


91 


James Woods 


57 


Keith Woods 


81 


Rosalyn Woods 


81 


Stephen Woods 


86, 117 


Cheryl Wright 


74, 81 



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Jeffrey Yarbro ... 91 
Melvin Yarbro 81 
Kenneth Yates 81 

Steven Yelladay 86 
Vincent Yelladay 81 

Annette Young 74 
Aretia Young 57 

Cathy Young 81 
Clarice Young 57 

Darla Young 74 
Lisa Young .91 
Rhonda Young .91 



Carmela Zachery 
112, 122, 146 



74, 98, 




On February 20, 1981, the publication 
date of the 1981 Shortridge Annual, 
while Shortridge journalists were taking 
care of last minute details for the final 
deadline, and Shortridge athletes were 
busy playing basketball with Shortridge 
musicians serenading them, the Indiana- 
polis Public Schools High School Facili- 
ties Task Force announced its recommen- 
dation as to which high schools should be 
closed. Carlyn Johnson, spokesperson 
for the task force, announced to the pub- 
lic that . (drum roll, please) . it 
would be most profitable to the city of 
Indianapolis to close Broad Ripple and 
Crispus Attucks High Schools and de- 



crease enrollment at Arsenal Technical 
High School. 

Shortridge might be saved again!! 
Amidst the joy such a statement brought 
to every true Ridger, there was a sad 
undertone at the thought of the pain be- 
ing experienced by our fellow high school 
students in areas very close to our own. 
There was also a challenge, if the School 
Board were to adopt this plan and send 
some of the former Tigers and Rockets to 
the Ridge, to find a way of welcoming 
these students and adopting the special 
traditions of their schools as well as re- 
taining our own in attempt to salvage the 
special atmosphere of caring which 



This Is It 



comes naturally to a neighborhoo< 
school. 

Finally, there was the constantly nag 
ging reminder in the back of the head tha 
the final decision had yet to be made. I 
was of utmost importance that hope:! 
were not set too high only to explode a I 
the piercing of a pin. 

The decision has been made and destij 
ny has begun to take its course. With htgrl 
hopes, we, the editors-in-chief of th«j 
1981 Shortridge Annual do aspire to yov 
to look at the upcoming year, whatever if 
may hold, with a smile on your face and zi 
dream in your heart. You are one in tht | 
crowd. You will keep Shortridge alive. I 



160/identities 





Indianapolis Without SHS? 



In the fall of 1980, classes began on 
schedule at Shortridge High School on the 
corner of 34th and Meridian streets. Ever- 
ything started in the typical fashion that 
Ridgers were used to, the freshmen finding it 
easy to fit into the complex life of a high 
school student, and the seniors finding it 
impossible to consider leaving . well, al- 
most impossible. 

In a way though, this was more than just 
another usual year at the Ridge. This year 
would show what the folks at Shortridge had 



The story of success at Shortridge 
was such until a huge storm ap- 
peared on the horizon in mid Novem- 
ber, dimming the masterpiece's 
shine. 

worked for. The School of Performing Arts 
was blooming with new potential. The Artist- 
in-Residence program was peaking for the 
third year in a row. A newly refurbished 
greenhouse sprang to life on the south wing. 
SHS students were winning essay contests, 
math and science competitions and foreign 
language awards, statewide. 

The story of success at Shortridge was 
such until a huge storm appeared on the 

SIGNS OF EXHAUSTION overcome the School 
Board during the March 3rd meeting. 

PATRICK APPLETON ENCOURAGES passing 
motorists to show their support for Shortridge. 



horizon in mid November, dimming the mas- 
terpiece's shine. A major Indianapolis point 
of focus, Shortridge, was again threatened 
with a proposed closing. These threats, as 
faithful Ridgers know, have persisted for 
about fifteen years and have become quite 
the old hat. Everytime the threats break out, 
they are recrushed by the truth behind the 
educational situation. 

The School Board members announced 
that because of declining enrollment and a 
lack of funds, closing at least one High 
School in 1981 was necessary. The School 
Board members claimed that it would be 
impossible to operate all ten facilities at less 
than functional capacity. So, in an intellectu- 
al brain storm, they decided to appoint a 
High School Facilities Task Force to analyze 
the current problem. The School Board 
would then review the findings of the Task 
Force, and be able to make a more educated 
decision about which school to close. The 
process appeared quite fair and thorough. 

The Task Force started dissecting the city 
schools by pin-pointing factors on which to 
base its analyzation. Their decision was 
based 50% on matters of cost, 25% on the 
community impact if the school were to be 
closed, and 25% on the geographical loca- 
tion of the school. With these criteria in 
mind, they set out to analyze the ten high 
schools logically. They planned to visit each 
school for one day, touring the building in 
the morning, meeting with students, parents, 
teachers, and alumni in the afternoon, and 
finally, 

{continued on page 162) 



shortridge is indianapolis/161 



Indianapolis Cont'd 

attending a two hour public hearing in the 
evening at which school supporters made 
speeches to point out the many reasons their 
school should be saved. 

A student task force immediately sprang 
from the halls of Shortridge. As soon as 
students realized that the lifeline of the 
Ridge was coming down to the wire, commi- 
tees were organized to utilize every ounce of 
energy bursting out of Shortridge. The 
P.T.A. then cracked the whip and things 
started rolling. Watching ourselves work to- 



As soon as students realized that 
the lifeline of the Ridge was coming 
down to the wire, committees were 
organized to utilize every ounce of 
energy bursting out of Shortridge. 



gether exemplified the beautiful influence 
Shortridge has on us. 

Finally the day we had worked for ar- 
rived. January 22 the halls were sparkling, 
the tour guides were prepared to give the 
Task Force members a glimpse of the rare 
love and togetherness of the Shortridge ex- 
perience. Hardest to believe was that, in 
spite of nearly a month of prepartion, very 
little was prearranged. Even if we had tried, 
we could not change the fact that we have 
one of the highest attendance rates in the 
city. We weren't really embarrassed, but we 
couldn't help having the most graduates go- 
ing on to college. We didn't deny that we 
had one of the lowest drop out rates. These 
given facts were only part of the equation 
that impressed the Task Force. That night, 
in Caleb Mills Hall, the Task Force heard 
testamonial speeches. The Shortridge fam- 
ily, as defendents, stated very eloquently a 
most factual case, supported by over 1200 
people. The day had come when a con- 
cerned public group saw the truth about 
Shortridge High School. 

Shortridge High School was determined 
through research to be one of the soundest 
schools in the system. The Task Force rec- 
ommended that Chrispus Attucks High 
School and Northwest High School be con- 
solidated at Northwest under the name of 
Crispus Attucks, and Broad Ripple High 
School be consolidated with Shortridge High 
School at Shortridge. 



SHORTRIDGE STUDENTS show their devotion to 
SHS by holding a rally at the Education Center. 

STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE Aaren Perry gives 
his viewpoint to the inquisitive media. 



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The following Tuesday, the School Board 
made the first in a short series of moves 
which cleared the political fog and revealed 
the true cause behind their actions. That 
evening, as if in a fit of pit pity for the 
schools suggested for closing, the School 
Board allowed Broad Ripple and Crispus 
Attucks to talk them out of a decision based 
on four months of hard work. 89 speakers 
spoke. At 3:00 the following morning, some 
in a state of delirium, some asleep, the gavel 
struck and the votes were cast. It was unani- 
mous. While Shortridge was fast asleep, the 
decision was made to close Shortridge as 
well as John Marshall High School. 

Once more Ridgers were forced to come 
together. For the next several days, the me- 
dia was overflowing with news about Shor- 
tridge High School. With teachers wishing 
them luck and waving goodbye, Education 
Center where they talked to the Assistant 
Superintendant of IPS and asked that the 
School Board offer some type of explana- 
tion for its action. The community around 
Shortridge immediatly took a stand and 
soon convinced the School Board to meet 
with the Task Force to discuss the ignored 
recommendation. Ridgers continued display- 
ing their support through letters, signs, 
meetings and finally, a candlelight vigil. 
Shortridge hope still burned. 



The second meeting was quite well orga- 
nized. Shortridge was even given front row 
seats. Eighteen representatives, four speak- 
ers and fifteen minutes per school was the 
rule. A small spark of hope glimmered 
around midnight when School Board mem- 
bers appeared to be reconsidering their deci- 
sion. The tension built as they voted to keep 
John Marshall open. The spark went put 
when the School Board again voted unani- 
mously to close Shortridge High School. 

Despite all logical, rational attempts by 



With teachers wishing them luck 
and waving goodbye, students 
walked from Shortridge to the Edu- 
cation Center where they asked that 
the School Board offer some type of 
explanation for its action. 



parents, teachers, students and community 
to reverse the decision, the school Board 
persisted, as if led by some religious prereq- 
uisite and closed Shortridge. 



THE EVENING OF MARCH 1 glowed with candles 
of love from Shortridge supporters. 

AS RIDGERS AWAIT RESULTS of the meeting 
between student representatives and IPS officials, 
they express their agony of helplessness as well as 
their continuous hope and school spirit. 



shortridge is indianapolis/163 



Life 
After Death 



The following day, the sign board on the 
corner of 34th and Meridian Streets read, 
"Which is to be taught, dollars or sense?" 
This is how we felt as students. We felt like 
our education had been misconstrued into 
dollar signs by the leaders we look up to for 
that learning. The education of thousands of 
Indianapolis teenagers lay in the hands of 
the School Board members, but they proved 
education was the last thing on their minds. 
In a factual analysis they closed the school 
with one of the best educational situations in 
the system. 



What is to be taught, dollars or sense? 



So what do you do when you have been 
gutted? Some people simply accepted the 
closing, consoling themselves with the 
knowledge that they had learned a lesson in 
civics incomparable to any other. It was sug- 
gested to the school board that it threaten to 
close all schools annually so that future stu- 
dents might learn about city government, 
group dynamics, leadership, and diversion- 
ary tactics. At one point the sign board read, 
"We have just begun to fight!" The fighting 
did continue, throughout the entire spring. A 
new community group, C.I.T.Y. was 
formed. The Coalition of Indianapolis Task 
Groups for Youth comprised thirteen sub- 
committees which attempted to reverse the 
action taken against Shortridge. 

If C.I.T.Y. is not successful, we had better 
prepare ourselves for a drastic change in the 
Indianapolis chemistry. Quite the novel 
could be written on the effect Shortridge has 
on Indianapolis, and the magnitude with 
which it involves itself in the civic nucleus of 
the city. Of course Indianapolis can survive 
without Shortridge High School happening 
every day at 34th and Meridian. The Merid- 
ian corridor may even stay intact between 
34th and Fall Creek Parkway. There is a 
difference, though, between "Surviving" 
and "living". The Shortridge energy is what 
makes Indianapolis live! Its renaissance 
shape radiates life. Its location is conducive 
to integration and quality business. Its gradu- 
ates radiate success all over the nation. Its 



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interaction with the active part of Indianapo- 
lis creates situations where the people in- 
volved realize and experience the potential 
of live at its fullest. The people involved 
challenge survivors to live as part of this 
achievement of happiness and ever expand- 
ing knowledge called Shortridge. 

The sign board read, "On March 3, 1981 
the School Board voted to close Indianapo- 
lis" 

THE SHS MARQUEE on the corner of 34th and 

Meridian Streets exemplifies the emotion of 

thousands of people around the nation. 

"SHORTRIDGE IS INDIANAPOLIS" became the 
driving theme behind the main thrust of Shortridge 

supporters.