Tuesday, September 2, 2014

1974-1975: Principal change, Football Firsts & Rebs Swim!


As the educational institution known as Quartz Hill High School closes out its first decade in existence, the student population has grown from two classes of about 500 students in temporary structures at the Fairgrounds to a full-fledged high school of over 2,000 students in four classes, already ripe with traditions, rivalries and a strong teaching staff. And a nearly-completed permanent campus. 

The administration office saw some changes in February 1975.  After six and half years as principal, Mr. Perry Fuller departed QHHS for a position at the District Office. The principal position was filled for the remainder of the school year by former Vice Principal Ernie Tosi

The teaching staff grew tremendously over the first ten years. Here is a collage of the multiple teacher pages now included in the annual yearbook.


1974 QHHS Football Scoreboard
In Rebel athletics, the girls volleyball team ended their season with a 7-1 record. 

Varsity football brought home their first Golden League championship, followed by their first time in C.I.F. competition, where they defeated Santa Clara in overtime. In round two, they defeated Sonora 21-7 and then faced off against Antelope Valley High School where they were defeated 13-12 in overtime continuing the long string of losses to cross-town rival AVHS.  

Girls tennis, coached by Barbara McKay, sent six girls to the qualifying tournament for C.I.F.   
Girls Basketball continued their title as the number one team in the league breaking a three-way tie. 

The Wrestling team obtained their fifth straight Golden League championship and had six grapplers going to the CIF finals. 

The spring of 1976 brought a couple of firsts for QHHS sports: the girls track team ran for the first time under Coach Fran Belt and the swim team had their first year of Golden League competition. 

Potpourri of Student Life

The QHHS Cheerleaders took 1st place in the All Valley competition involving QH, Paraclete, Palmdale and AVHS. The new club on campus this year was the Bowling Club. The Homecoming Queen was Susie Smith, Prom Queen was Emilie Deutsch and Cavalier Editor was Ray Nutt.

Homecoming Queen Susie Smith
Prom Queen Emilie Deutsch

An excerpt from the Senior Section highlighting the hair and fashion of QHHS in the 1970's.

Aerial view of main campus outside Gym.

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