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May 18, 1979

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Senior Dave Clemona and Brad Fraz,er will address the seniore at commencement May 31. (photo by Dave speakers Webb) Commencement is May 31 Seniors are busily preparing "for graduation as the year draws to a close. Commencement is scheduled for May 31 at 8-p.m., at Bronco Stadium. All seniors are to be there by 7 p.m., according to Mr. Gary Winslow, senior counselor. Senior class president Ken Ray, will lead in the pledge to the flag to open the ceremonies. Brother Quinten L. Homer of the Latter Day Saints 23rd Ward will deliver the invocation. Seniors Dave Clemons and Brad Frazer will each speak at the exercises. They were nominated and chosen by the top 10 percent of the class earlier this month. Following their addresses, scholarships will be read and Mr. Barney C. Parker, Superinten- dent of Boise Schools, will an- nounce the presentation of the class of '79. "lhe entire vocal department will combine to sing "The Road Not Taken" and Borah's "Alma Mater." The benediction will be deliv- ered by Rev. Elvin R. Gallagher of the All Saints Episcopal Church. "All seniors are to dress nicely. No tennis shoes or blue .jeans will be allowed," Mrs. Irene Reich, registrar, said. A rehearsal will take place at 10 a.m. the morning of gradua- tion. Any senior wishing to march in the line at commence- ment must be present at the re- hearsal, Winslow said. Cap and gown check out on May 22 will start at 10 a.m. in the gym. All fines must be paid be- fore seniors will receive their caps and gowns, according to As- sistant Principal Robert Wilson. Seniors not taking part in the commencement exercises may pick up their diplomas in the reg- istrars office the- morning of June I. Ii I Vol. XIX - No. 13 The Borah Senator! Boisel !dm_ho 83705 Friday, May18, 1979 Borah sees changes over years by Tom Beauclalr "There was no grass until the 1959-60 year. A large cally everybody bought," said Bue, the yearbook adviser With, school's end this year, Borah is completing its tree, at the comer of the U and Cassia was a landmark at that time. 20th year of operation. The changes over the years have been many. The school opened its doors on Sept. 3, 1958 with 1,225 students. Boise had four junior high schools at the time which had all fed previously into Boise High School. "Boise was only a two year school," said Loven Shel- ton, '59 graduate, in a recent Senator interv" dents spent four years in junior high," he "I would estimate that there were around i in the senior class," said Carole Day, graduate. : ..... ::' Borah at the time it opened was a strict conditions," Shelton said. and lasted 15 minutes. There was a pal Loren Hicks every day," Changes in the buildings years have been significant. "Buildings consisted of the ing), a boilerhouse and a gym," said Robert Wilson, who was at Borah gym was just agym and the present rifle'ran weight room. The Industrial Arts Building rooms. Addition of the two story portion of the gym rooms, weight room and a.gymnastic/room ......... pool werea't completed until 1969. Rooms were adt the Industrial Arts Building in about 1960, Co iiam Wigle said. Faculty still at William Jameson school teacher there' lira was in princi- :he gym into pictures in the 1960's. Body elections dominated school for about a What did the music department offer during Borah's irst year? "A Cappella Choir, Sophomore Choir, Girls' Choir, a and Appreciation ,class, Band, Orchestra, Pep and Music Ensembles were groups which func- ,ed that first yew. ind choir only competed in music festi- for 195B- 1965. que and 1 t aiformS and have the Marching Band performed" Burda said. SitiOr funcuons for early classes were more extensive lOW. Out started with a hay ride to Lucky body pulling together and excited eak, )ntinued to the old Basque Center for ,wards the new school resulted a dance. Next ca:ovies, and then the seniors walked said former Principal Hicks. into an assembly at o1,' said Shelton. about, but it Lions dominated iirts although Borah was such a young school. They  SIC Champions in football, track and wrestling in 198-59. "If there had been a!!: C Sweepstakes Award, Borah have won it," sa[dheiton. Because there :rass, football players had to tice'at South," the year was Borah against Boise, was at the old wooden Bronco 11,000 people attended the game. Although a Girls Athletic Association existed for girls who participated in sports, there was only limited compe- tition compared to today's. "Girls competed in field hockey, volleyball and tennis who  ebusiness manager for the sc md a business teacher in 1958-59. What did the area surrounding Borah look like 20 years ago? week  before the balloting. As a result, more students voted then," Schaertl added. "The year before Capital was built we sold 2,190 yearbooks out of a student body of about 2,300. Practi- during Borah's first year," Wigle said. At baseball games, Wigle said, students :arried out benches from the school so they could watch the games. (continued to page 10) Seniors have been receiving a multitude of scholarships from various colleges throughout the nation in the past few weeks. Ken Ray earned a Grantland Rice scholarship to Vanderbilt Se O ljdl University" in Tennessee' which I!1 granted him $5000 a year for four mv years. Gina Boyer was also honored receive honors with a $5,000 academic scholar- ship to Smith University in Mas- sachusetts. Two students were awarded $ 1,000 scholarships. Carol Brad- ford received one from Boise- Cascade and Marilyn Jacobsen got one from Hewlett-Packard. Boise-Cascade presented another scholarship to Debbie Heindel for her music abilities. Many students, such as Dana Masterson, Michael Horton, Gina Caven, and Drew Mac- Gregor received honor scholar- ships. The Elks presented Ma'sterson a ,cholarship for being the Most Valuable Student. Horton re- ceived a scholarship to College of Idaho. An Outstanding Student Award was given to Gina Caven from the Lions Club. MacGregor won honors to Seattle University. National Merit honored Brad Frazer with a scholarship also. Dave Clemons was personally .selected by a committee for the Rick Masters Scholarship. Other scholarships were given to Patricia Moehlmann from the National Secretary, Association,, and the Boise Legal Secretaries Association, Mary Anne Pace from the University of Santa Clara, Tara Pritchett from Brig- ham Young Unnverslty, Nancy Roberts from Azusa Pacific for music, Jon Seidenfeld from Brandeig University and Mary Zimmerman from Washington State University for tennis. University of Idaho has awarded scholarships to Laura Spiers, Paul Smith, Tris Yer- rington. Brant Pitts, Michele Russell, Nikki Nakano and Kori Kaufman. Boise State University fol- lowed the pattern by honoring 32 seniors with scholarships: Tim Alverson, Michelle Boyce, Deb- bie Cate, S uzanne Chriensen, Steve elements, Donna David- son, Laurel Loering, Jaye B. Downs, Holly Elguezabel, Mark Erickson, Debbie Heindel, Julia Hilty, Marilyn Jacobsen, Kori Kaufman, Diane Kisabeth, Robert Kline, Cheryl Marshall, Pat McMonigle, Renae Melton, Pat Moehlmann, Pam Munson, Lynette Parkinson, Tamara Pederson, Carolyn Piccone, Tara Pritchett, Gail Servatius, Kathy Street, Lori Talbot, Gloria To- torica and Ron Totorica. These scholarships were only the ones known up to May 10. Any seniors who applied for. scholarships and were not men- tioned should notify their coun- selor. Mr. Gary Wilson said. .