Saturday, September 6, 2014

1978-1979: Senior-Teacher Exchange Day, A Shrew Show & Our First CIF Championship!


The big development in California in 1978 that had a direct impact on education was Proposition 13.  And its passage was mentioned a couple of times throughout the 1978-1979 Cavalier Yearbook (editor-in-chief Tracee Scott) as the cause for cancellation of some activities and trips. 

Beyond that, it appeared to be business as usual for much of QHHS Student Life.
1978 QHHS Homecoming Court

The annual Homecoming Week included the first-ever Senior-Teacher Exchange Day, in which 3/4 of the teaching staff was replaced by seniors for the day. Backwards Day saw the first four periods of the day in the wrong order. 60's Day debuted for the first time and students "went wild at an anti-everything demonstration." The first Homecoming Parade kicked off Thursday's events followed by a hot dog feed on the athletic field along with a game of Tasmanian Football. Gloria Cantacessi was crowned the 1978 Homecoming Queen. 

In Powder Puff, the Seniors came off victorious over the Juniors 18-8. 

At the Winter Ball, music was provided by "Four-Wheel Drive" and the "Drivettes" as Vern Christensen and Shari Solberg were crowned King and Queen of the Ball. 

A snow storm hit the valley in January causing second semester to open with a five day weekend!
Let it Snow. 1979 Snow Storm hits the AV.
The 1979 Prom returned to the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles. Annie McKell was crowned Queen.

The fall play was postponed to winter due to advisor Mrs. Mouring's ankle injury she obtained during rehearsal. The drama department performed classic Shakespeare in the form of "Shrew!", a musical adaptation of the classic comedy "The Taming of the Shrew."
QHHS Drama presents "Shrew!"

1978 QHHS CIF Championship Cross Country Team
The QHHS Cross Country team captured the 1978 CIF title; the first CIF title ever to be earned by a Quartz Hill athletic team! The title followed an undefeated Golden League season.

1978 QHHS Girls Tennis
Girls Tennis Players in Action

The 1978 Girls Tennis Team, under Coach Barbara McKay, were Golden League champions for the very first time. They ended their season with a 10-0-2 record. In CIF, they reached the quarter-finals.

Wrestling continued their dominance with their 9th consecutive Golden League championship.

Girls Basketball captured their fifth consecutive Golden League title. 

The Track team enjoyed an undefeated season last year grasping the Golden League title.

Varsity Golf won the Golden League championship.

Varsity football went 3-3 in league and 5-4 overall. In the highly anticipated rivarly game against Antelope Valley High School, the Rebs were tied 7-7 against the Lopes with less than a minute remaining in the game. And with 7 seconds remaining in the game, Antelope Valley was within field goal range due to a penalty called against QH. The Lopes barely booted the ball over the crossbars sealing the win and shutting the Rebels out of a chance to play in the playoffs. 

Finally, Dr. Dale Johnson continued in his tenure as Principal of Quartz Hill High finishing his fourth year in that role.
Principal Dr. Dale Johnson
Miss Black & Mr. Molino in their
best threads getting ready for Prom.

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