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POLY HIGH SCHOOL Class of 1983
Region: Inland Empire County: Riverside Polytechnic High School Riverside District: Riverside Unified School District (RUSD) Poly High School Riverside Poly High School (PHS) 5450 Victoria Avenue Riverside, CA Riverside 92506-3362 Phone: (951) 788-7203 FAX: (951) 784-2306

Poly Koala Year Book (1983)
Grammer Girls, Poly High School Class of 1983

The "Grammer Girls" at the Word Factory: Donna Ritter, Tracy Morrow, Jenne Harris, Maria Brandon, Ruth Harriss, Kerri Wiltchik, Jill Reves, Sheryl Miller, Ann Hubbard, Leslee Ekwall and Kelly Menzia, The Word Factory Words... By The Line, By The Page By The Books Ruth Harris, Free-Lance Writer 682-3002

Riverside Animal Hospital - 1979
Class of 1983 - Freshman Year Photo in 1979 Chris Grigsby, Joanne Robinson, Laura Eillen, Freshman lending a hand in 1979 at Victoria Animal Hospital

Poly High School Year Book 1983

Poly High School Year Book, The PolyGraph; Koala 1983

Chris Grigsby and group in the pool learning from American Inland Resources

While Scro Bros Christopher T. Grigsy, Bill E. Sackett, and Dick E. Avellino seem to be using the cranial capacity they've worked so hard to attain an less important things John L. Grigsby tries to teach them the basics in geting a head in American Inland Resources, Inc. 5430 Via San Jacinto
Van Buren Drive-In - Class of 1982 The Edwards Group from Poly High School Get a Great View of the Van Buren Drive-In Movie Theater from on top of the bill board ledge, Just in time to see Burt Reynalds.

Kathy Edwards, Ann Sullivan, Vicki Leslie, Dawn Williams and Carol Stinchecum attempt to lure movie goers to Van Buren and Magnolida Drive-Ins.
Swensen's Ice Cream Factory, Riverside Plaza 1983

Kelly Nance, Poly High School Class of 1983 aboard Johnson Tractor in Riverside

Kelly Nance, Roger Duncanson, Ann Shackleton and Mary Towns Davis show off the tractor of Johnson Tractor, 800 East La Cadena Drive, Riverside, CA.

Poly High School 5450 Victoria Avenue Riverside, CA 92506 Phone: (951) 788-7203 FAX: (951) 784-2306

Links to Official Poly High School Websites: The Official Poly High School (RUSD) Web Site Link

 June 10, 1983 - Exerts from the Classic Poly Spotlight School Newspaper

The Poly Spotlight Volume 63, Number 16, Riverside Poly High School, June 10, 1983

Front Page (1983)

Singers Win Silver Medal

The Poly Chamber Singers recently sang at an international music festival in 
San Francisco and received a silver medal rating.

Performing Arts Abroad (PAA) sponsors many festivals worldwide and judge groups
against an international standard for music, then award a bronze, silver, or gold

The three judges in San Francisco, who have judicated at numerous festivals nationwide,
told Poly director Mr. Don Morris that the Chamber Singers are the best choral group
they have heard this year.
Senior Activities

June 12, 1983 - Baccalaureate at 3:00 pm in the Little Theater
June 15, 1983 - Graduation rehearsal in the gym at 12 noon 
June 15, 1983 - Senior yearbook signing party from 3-6 p.m. on the Poly Field
June 16, 1983 - Graduation rehearsal from 12-2:30 p.m. in the gym
June 16, 1983 - Graduation at 6 p.m. on the Poly Field

Poly Spotlight Photo of girl with shoes:
Marian Davidson won first place with "Shoes" in the Best of Show contest in the 1983
Riverside County High School Art Exhibit.

Awards night honors students

Award winners for 1982-83 school years were honored June 7, 1983.

Riverside County Industrial Art Exposition
Brad Gamson (12), Dan Peterson (12) Adam Kelly (9), and Peyam Ataii (9) received
the first place trophy for their entries.

Edward North Reed
Carolyn Strong received this memorial award.

Maurice Beckley Memorial
Teresa Dipadora (12) was recognized for her business skills.

American Field Services
Four students via AFS will be spending their summers abroad.
Jeff Chance (10) in Denmark, Thea Norman (11) in Indonesia, Denise Stadelbacher (11)
in Spain, and Kent Staude (11) in Malaysia. Leslie Ransom (12) will stay the next
year in France. 

Charlotte Wilson Memorial Award for Outstanding Commission Members
went to Jill Reves and John-Mark Staude.

Edna Bailey Lockhart Scholarship
John Simmons and Lea Appleton received this award

California Savings and Loan League Award
This year's California Savings and Loan League Award went to Laura Brooks (12).

Music Awards-Outstanding Seniors
Robin Borden (12) and Scott Swindall (12) each received awards for their achievements
in vocal music.

California Math League
Robert Jen (12) was recognized by the California Math League.

Reba Wharton Memorial Award
John Simmons (12) received the English award, Tracy Morrow (12) the Social Studies
award and Reesa McCoy (12) the languages award.

Girls' Athletic Association
Linda Fithian, Paula Gooderum, and Jennifer Read received these scholarships.

Irma Sutton/Sally B. Watlers Memorial was presented to Christina Ellis.

Parent Teachers Association Scholarship
Mary Lurena Everett (12) and David Oetting (12).

Bishop awaits retirement

Poly's English department will soon be lacking the skills of Mrs. Doris Bishop who has
announced her retirement beginning at the end of the school year.

Bishop's 17 year teaching career has been spent solely at Poly. She has taught ninth 
grade honors English and tenth and eleventh grade regular English.

She has also contributed her services for the past 11 years as Koala advisor.

Following her retirement Bishop looks forward to spending time with her family,
traveling, writing, and doing things she has little time for now.

Although her future is bright, leaving will not be easy. "I'll definitely miss the
students most," she smiles.
ROTC students receive awards -- (12th Grade Awards Below)
Key personnel who served this semester were Battalion Commander David Hobdy (12),
Deputy Commander Ramona Romain (12), Battalion Executives Officer Kelly Thompson (12)
and Command Sergeant Major Peter Arnold (12).

James Oana (12) received the Americanism Medal.

A Gold Excellence in Drill medal was given to Major David Breed (12).
Daisy Chain tradition continues for Poly's graduating Seniors

Twenty-five junior girls will lead the Poly High School class of 1983 at graduation

Out of approximately 40 girls, 25 have been selected to participate on the chain. 
They are: Soma Alford, Marci Aron, Traci Bice, Elaine Carter, Ellen Donlan,
Karen Ferguson, Vickie Junkert, Heidi Hoffman, Kathy Kjos, Christi Knox, Dawn Lowe,
Trina Mangione, Dagney Moore, Catherine Muller, Linda Murray, Lisa Poole, Jamie Press,
Lynette Rinehart, Denise Stadelbacher, Dana Thompson, and Carol Waterhouse.

Daisy Chain girls are nominated through an invitation or turn in a request to 
Mrs. Majorie Kross, ome economics teacher.  They must have at least 25 hours service to 
their school or community.

Beforehand, the girls must ask people if they may pick their daisies, then, the day
before graduation, the go around and acquire a few hundred daisies apiece. Then the 
thousands of daisies are formed into the traditional chain.

(Poly Spotlight page 2)

Smoke pollutes bathroom, causes others to suffer - by Kathy Kjos

The administration has graciously given the students two areas on campus for the
sole purpose of smoking. Unfortunately, some abuse this privilege and insist
on illegally using the restrooms to smoke.

In using the bathrooms instead of the smoking area, students force non-smokers
to suffer from the hazards of related to this unhealthy pastime. People who inhale the
smoke from the burning end of a cigarette are unknowingly inhaling a lethal gas
found in car exhaust, carbon monoxide.

Researchers have proven that inhaling second hand smoke gives the same results as
smoking first-hand. Because of the great concentration of smoke in the restrooms,
breathing in this area is dangerous.

Students who enter the restrooms leave with the smell of smoke in their clothes and hair.
Parents often detect the disgusting odor and unfairly question their children about it.

The use of matches and/or lighters in the bathrooms also poses a serious fire hazard.
A person could carelessly forget to extinguish his cigarette and start a fire.

The problem of excessive smoke in the restrooms is a complaint from girls particularly. 
The reason for this is the fact that all the campus aides are male and the girls'
restrooms are not part of their patrolling area.

Besides female teachers, the one woman at Poly who cold watch over the girls' restrooms
and help solve this annoying problem is Mrs. Mary Munoz, but because she is the 
supervisor of On Campus Suspension (OCS) and spends all her time there, she is 
unable to.

fortunately, the administration is trying to work out a rotation system between male
campus aides and Mrs. Munoz. This would allow her to leave OCS a few days a week
and check for smokers in the girls' restrooms.

Another alternative might be to lock up the bathrooms.

(Poly Spotlight back page (1983))
Sports Recap (1983)
Poly teams complete winning year - by John-Mark Staude

Poly athletic teams won nine out of 17 possible league championships. They qualified 
for the CIF playoffs in 16 sports.

This year's athletic achievements have placed Poly in the CIF semifinals five times
and a CIF 3A championship in boys basketball.

Fall sports led the way by winning league in water polo and girl's tennis. Both teams
went undefeated in league and made it to the CIF semifinals.

After placing second in league, the football team finally lost in the CIF quarterfinals.
Both the boys and girls cross country teams qualified for CIF by finishing second and
third in league respectively.

All three winter sports teams won the Ivy League. The boy's basketball team did even
better by winning the CIF division 3A and playing in the quarterfinals of the 
California State Tournament. The boy's team mounted an overall record of 30-3.

Girl's basketball won league for the fifth year in a row with a record of 17-4.
Soccer remained undefeated in league (9-0) for the third straight year.

Spring brought four more league championships and three second place finishes.
Golf won the league championship for the twelfth time in 15 years.

The boys track team, running an undefeated league season of five wins, had 123
individuals qualify for CIF including both relays. Girls track finished second in
league and had four of the eleven members team participate in CIF.

The girls swim team won league for the ninth year in a row with a record of 7-0 and
finished second in CIF 3A, while the boys team placed second to Indio with a league
record of 6-1.

Girls softball placed second in league to Arlington. The baseball team finished third
in league with a record of 10-4.

Badminton ended up fourth in the Sunbelt league. 

The boy's tennis t4am rounded out the year for Poly sports by winning league (15-0)
and winning the quarterfinals of CIF.

Poly has won the Sports Award, which goes to the school that wins the most
league championships, for the seventh straight year.
Seniors win athletic honors

At the senior awards night last Tuesday night several students won athletic honors.
John-Mark Staude won the prestigious Athletic Service Cup. Kelly Obeso won the all-
around female athletic award based on her attitude, enthusiasm and high degree
of skill. 

Reggie Miller and David Myers shared the male award based on their outstanding 
ability, leadership, and inspiration to others.

The Bill Mumma Award recipient, Matt Forstie, won a $100 cash bond based on his 
high scholastic achievement and his earning of varsity letters.

Dan Bennett and Tina Kopcha won the Athletic Scholar of the Year Awards.

This honor, new this year, is based on participation in sports and a high grade
point average.

The Girls' Athletic Association (GAA) presented Jennifer Read, Paula Goodrum,
and Linda Fithian $300, $300, $100 respectively for their service to the club.
Backpackers flee summer crowds by Kenneth Rosenberg

Many students enjoy the backpacking sport, but their reasons differ.

Jenne Harris (12) enjoys the "good exercise, clean air, and scenic views," but
dislikes the fact that there is "no where to go to the bathroom."

Blythe Skeen (12) also backpacks and enjoys almost everything but "mosquitoes,
rain, mud, bears, and wolves."

For Sheryl Miller (12), the most rewarding part is "skinny dipping in the cool
mountain streams."

Whatever your reason, if you plan to go this summer, be sure to contact the 
National Park Service as soon as possible for information and permit reservations.
Sports Quiz - Some Trivia:
Some Poly High School Sports Trivia by Derek McKown

Who has scored the most points in a game?
  Reggie Miller, 49 points scored in one game.
Who has the most assists in one season?
  David Myers, 152 in 1983.

Who has the fastest time in the 200 yard freestyle?
"Sippy" Woodhead 1:47:43 in 1980.
Athleletes star as al leaguers by Jeanie Gardner

Boys Tennis:
Julian Barham (12), Shawn Goodsite (12), Jeryl Keith (10), Beny Mascari (12),
Steve Matulis (11), and Matt Nagle (12).

Boys Golf:
Ben Theobald (11), 2nd place, Warren Snider (12) 5th place

Bear On Fence

Spotlight Staff

Editor-in-Chief   Carolyn Strong
News Editor       Linda Oakes
Staff             Kathy Kjos
                  Scott Moyer
                  Jamie Press
                  David Rosenblum
                  Vajerie Stadelbacher
Features Editor   Dan Bennett
Staff             Amy Bailor
                  Robin Borden
                  Liann Lech
                  Trina Mangione
                  Steve Matulis
Sports Editor     John-Mark Staude
Staff             Lea Appleton
                  John Connolly
                  Jeanie Gardner
                  Kenneth Rosenberg
                  Don Wight
Editorials Editor Jill Reves
Staff             David Bacchus
                  Martha Denham
                  Derek McKown
                  Thea Norman
                  Stephanie Silver
Business Manager  Sabrina Lee
Advisor           Mrs. Marjorie Herring
Printer           Hearne's Book Crafts

June 16, 1983

Ninety-Fourth Annual Commencement
Riverside Poly High School
Riverside, California

Poly High Field, 6:00 P.M., June 16, 1983
Class of 1983

Procession: Led by Daisy Chain ....................... Class of 1983
 Junior Girls with Highest Number of Service Hours

Invocation ........................................... Nobie Hill

Salute to the Flag ................................... Jill Reves
                                                       Senior Class President

National Anthem ...................................... Poly Band

Valedictory Address .................................. Martha Denham
                                                       Jill Reves
                                                       Stewart Rowlands
                                                       Carolyn Strong
                                                       Susan Wellenkamp

Presentation of Class ................................ Mr. Joseph E. Rile

Graduates of the Classs of 1983
Rose A. Abdulla Diane Marie Bartoo Christine Lucille Brooks Cara Ann Adams Todd Matthew Beasley Laura Ann Brooks Dawn Ellen Adams Vincente Becerra Greg Michelle Brown Don H. Ahn John J. Beck Gwendolyn Yvette Brown LaRoy Charles Alexander Richard Duane Beck Jana Michelle Brown Sandra Marie Alexander Tina Marie Bell Tregg Robert Brown Kevin R. Alford Daniel Rhodes Bennett Thomas Daniel Buchfeller Roxsann D. Almond Thomas Richard Bernath Susan Ann Burns Liliana Elizabeth Alvarez Kelly Ann Bishop Marc Phillip Burruss Theodore Raymond Amidon Stacy Blackburn Raymond A. Carbajal Christina Lynn Anderson Steven Brian Blanton Debra Clara Cardoza Mark Radon Anderson Robin Lane Borden James Michel Carpenter Karen D. Anthony Sharon Lynn Born Debbie Ann Casale Lea Jean Appleton James Cleveland Bowen Jay Robert Cassinelli Duane Maurice Armstrong Dawn Bowerman Donna Marie Cavanaugh Peter Orrin Arnold Peter James Bowie Paul Angelo Chacon Richard Anthony Avellino Cheryl Lynn Bowyer Kelli Lynn Chaks Carol Lynn Avey Timothy Bruce Boylen Nancy Irene Chavira Sandra Avila Keenan Marco Bradshaw Renee Maree Cheney Veronica Avila Tina M. Braggs Matthew S. Christley James Tolbert Babbage II Maria Anita Brandon Lori Ann Christoplis Kenneth Darin Baber Mercy Bravo Jacquelyn Michelle Christy Amy Michelle Bailor David K. Breed Ronald Eugene Chupp Jerry W. Baker Coleen Ruth Brewster Kevin Earl Clark Kim Balestrieri Paula L. Briceno Nancy Jean Clark Debbie Ann Ballard Maurice Bridges Reginald D. Clark Brian Kennedy Bannon Karl E. Brinkerhoff Rita Cly Julian Vernon Barham Michael Wayne Brogdon Vida Cly Shannon Ryan Coco Terra Lynnear Goolsby Vance Joseph LeGarde Jillian Mary Coconate Cretchen Mikael Gordon Lisa Deborah Levin David Alan Cole Diane Kathleen Graham Anthony Alan Lewis Lori Anne Condinus Christopher T. Grigsby Jennifer Jean Lowry Kathleen Dee Conner Deborah Lynn Gudmundson Ray Leroy Lozano John Robert Connolly Robert Joe Guzman Wayne Evan Ludwig Maria Conte Douglas James Hale Jay Cameron Luebs Kimberly Cooper Carolina Ana Hall Wendy Anne Maberry Christina A. Corvin Michael John Hallisey Ramon Macias, Jr. Mary Walker Courtney Shelly Elizabeth Hare Carolyn S. Mann Jonahan A. Covel Cathryn S. Harris Terri Lynn Marchando Thomas Fanning Coyle Jennifer Lynne Harriss Brad Anthony Marcotte Michael Victor Coyne John Douglas Harvey Paul O. Marinos John Carl Dalman LaJuana JoAnne Haselrig Michael James Martin Patricia Ann Daniel Karen Lynn Haworth Bernard Joseph Mascari Sonja Deneen Darby Dawn Michelle Hays Brian Scott McArtor Casselle Donnette Darling Deanna Hee Chryl Anese McBride Marian Tracee Davidson Kevin William Hemborg Dennis Jay McBride Eric D. Davis Vicki Annette Henley Ellen Lee McCormack Jill Renee Davis Laurie Sue Henson Diane Jeanne McCoy Mary Towns Davis Christopher S. Herbst Reesa Dawn McCoy Paul Michael Dean Aimee Katya Hernandez Shannon McDermott Christopher Alan DeGonia Paul Gerard Hernandez Nancy Jannette McDonald S. Scott Degnan Raymond Peter Hernandez Maureen McDonough David J. DeLorenzo David James Hobdy Jill Susan McGoon Martha Lorraine Denham Dawn Marie Holmes Tracy Yvonne McLaurin Daniel Joseph Dennington Eric D. Holmes Jennifer Susan McNeil Ilka Depken Leslie Jean Holsinger Roosevelt A. McRae Gwendolyn Lee Dermody Mark Steven Hopkins Leslie Jean Meacham Tod L. Deveny Natalie Lynne Horvath Anne McRae Meeker Theresa Ann DiPadova Ann Margaret Hubbard Patricia Benavente Mediola Devin Fraser Donner David Gunar Hughes Kelly Eileen Menzia Michele Renee Dowdy Karyn Kristine Hunley Richard Anthony Messer Rex Arthur Drake David Andrew Hylton Gary Alan Meyer Kelly Celena Deneen Duncan Nicole Kathleen Ivanoff Marbeth Anne Michowski Roger Vincent Duncanson Art Jackson Reginald Wayne Miller Leslee Ekwall-Adams Brett Wayne Jacobs Sheryl L. Miller Christine Marie Ellis Robert Jyh Jen Rhonda L. Mitchell Cathy Sumiko Endo Lisa Irene Johnston Spencer Jones Moeller, Jr. Patty Reiko Endo Robert Eugene Jones Kirsten Elizabeth Monson Mary Lurena Everett Robyn Stacey Jones Scott David Montague Marie Antoinette Falzone Ruben P. Juarez Danny Louis Moore Leah Linn Nalani Faubion Craig Scott Jutila Marilyn Elizabeth Moore-Speer Robert William Fite Mark Walter Kamrath Luis Moran Linda Marie Fithian William F. Kannor Kelly Ann Morgan Keith Bernard Fletcher Lisa Ann Kelson Gwendolyn June Morris Margarita S. Flores Kevin John Kidder Dana Raw Lauren Morrison Philip Don Floyd Jennifer E. Y. Kim Tracy Anness Morrow Thomas Joseph Forbes Catherine Ann King Kristi Alice Moss Arthur Zigler Ford Paul Douglas King Erin Marie Mott Matthew Charles Forstie Robert Preston King Jenifer Anne Mottershaw Julie Ann French Margaret Rose Kish Steven Scott Moyer Michele Barbara Friedrich Leslie Lyn Kleinman Adam Stephan Myers Scott C. Fulkerson Christine e. Kopcha Brian Keith Myers Christopher Alan Gables Barbara Lynne Kraemer David Thomas Myers Bradley Lyndon Gamson Marilyn Sue Kraft Matthew Christopher Nagle Anita Dianne Garcia Scott Eric Krajian Kelly Lynn Nance Jeannette Akatherine Gardner Kyle Anthony Krivanek Franz Joseph Nasluchacz John Michael Gayer Jill Marie Kross Krista Diane Nelson Cynthia Anne Geerlings Victor H. Krummenacher Thao Thi-Phuong Nguyen Jeffrey Paul Geldreich Diane Ellen Krupsaw Nanette A. Nickson Kari Maria Gill Hanh V. Lam Sharon L. Nielson Charles Darren Guirbino Edward C. Larsen Linda Elaine Oakes Vitaly Glozman Douglas Allen Larson James Peter Oana Scott David Golz Michael Joseph Larson Kristopher George Ober Ralph Perez Gomez Loretta Ann Lazier Denise Kelly Obeso Paula Lynne Gooderum Thanh Le Juan V. Ochoa Brian Goodpaster Barbara Liann Lech Gary James Odebralski Shawn Kalin Goodsite John E. Lee David J. Oetting Troy Allen Goodwalt Sabrina Tracy Lee Michele Lynn O'Neal Sheila Ann Ott Daniel Scott Rudd Jeanne Carol Thoele Nancy Helen Ottenfeld Brian Douglas Rusaw Laura June Thomas Victor Padilla John Carlton Russell Kelly Michelle Baker Thompson Yolanda C. Padilla William James Sackett Malerie Lynne Thompson Leone Maximillano Palagi David Jean Sailor Maria Rene Thompson Brian L. Pallesen Mario Victor Sanchez Brian F. Thomson Beryl A. Palmer John Paul Sandra Debra Anne Thurman VonAaron A. Palmer Kurt Robert Schesser Carrla D. Toews Becky Lynn Peckels John Robert Schirmer Cary Bent Townsend Dan Michael Pedersen Lisa D. Schneider Linda Marie Trimm Jane Michelle Pelowski Susan Julianna Schrader Matthew Frank Turnbull Joseph a. Penrod Lori Lynne Sebree Joselito Tuscano Jon Joseph Perone David Christopher Semones Cheryl Ann Veth Matilda Jane Phanara Stephan David Serfati Robert R. VonPertz Susan Marie Pierce Ann Catherine Shackelton Thao Thi Vu Robert John Pina Stephanie Ruth Silver Jens V. Wacker Maxine Susannne Pinedo John Bradford Simmons Phil Edward Walsh Anita Louise Polite Ronda Lee Simpson Candy Renee Ward Jennifer Diane Pool Don Kurt Sims Kelvin Kenyatta Ward Clarissa Yvonne Poole Blythe Marie Skeen Theresa Marie Ward Whitney Megan Presser Lisa Rena Smith Scott Alan Warren Duglas I. Prosenik Nanette Marie Smith Brian Hans Weber Martin Ramirez Peter Dolen Smith Karin Ursula Weber Andrew Richard Ramos Rhonda Sneed Donald Ian Weir Sandra Josefina Rangel Warren Kirk Snider Bryan Burke Welker Leslie Flint Random Sherry Ann Sommers Susan Jean Wellenkamp Lesli Anne Rapp Mike Howard Sompayrac Theo White, Jr. Ruta Raterman Valerie Stadelbacher Tobin Lee White Shawna Lee Ravsten Kathryn Louise Starling Linda Marie Whiteman Michael Dean Rayburn John-Mark Gardner Staude Timothy Ray Whiting Jennifer Elsbeth Read Valerie Ann Steenhoven Adrian Dante Williams Jill Chrisine Reves Douglas Brian Stevens Dawn Marie Williams Donna Sue Ritter Jennifer Margaret Stewart Valerie Jean williams Eric Lance Robertson Carol Lee Stinchecum Lori-Anne Louise Willis Lisa Ann Rocha Angel Sheri Stowers Alan Ford Wilson Eric Wayne Roeder Carolyn Jeanette Strong Brock D. Wilson Brooke Mari Rogers Earl Dean Stuller Kerri Sue Wiltchik Ramona Irene Romain Michael Lee Sullivan Lisa C. Winship Gina Lyn Rosales Kenneth Scot Swindall Michael Francisco Wong Robert Stephen Ross Michael Sean Taber Suzanne Elaine Wulfing Bobbie Tyanne Rounds Lavarro Taylor John Peter Wynne Stephen P. Rountree Dean A. Teague Richard Christopher Ybarra Stewart Eliot Rowlands Keith Allen Terwelp Jacques Stalder Yeager Lisa Marie Theis
A Brief History of Poly High School High school classes have been conducted in Riverside since 1875. the first classes occupied a room in Lincoln, the first elementary school in Riverside. Later, the classes were moved to the old YMCA building at Sixth and Main Streets. In 1887, they were again moved to the old Grant School and in 1890 diplomas were issued to the first graduating class. In 1902, a Science Hall, Classics Building, and shop building were built on the Terracing site for high school boys. In 1924, the Applied Arts Building was added and the school became coeducational. The ninth graders were sent to the junior high schools and the buildings became known as Poly High School. Poly was relocated to its present site on Victoria Avenue/Central in 1965. About Riverside Community College District (RCC) Located on 108 acres in downtown Riverside, the City campus was built on the site of the former Riverside Poly High School. Several of the original buildings acquired by the District from RPHS still stand and serve our students. The first classes were held here in September 1916. RCC Riverside is one of California’s leading community colleges and is a landmark in downtown Riverside. It is also home to the RCC President’s Office and the Board of Trustees. The Riverside Community College Quad Beginnings In 1924 the first two buildings of the Riverside campus quadrangle were constructed. One was for a library; the other mostly for sciences. These buildings are now historic landmarks and are the oldest extant buildings dedicated to junior college instruction in California. The Quad, now named for Arthur G. Paul, was expanded in 1928 and 1932, and eventually completed in 1950. Recognized as a beautiful structure, the Quad owes a great deal to the vision of Paul and to the architect G. Stanley Wilson. Much of this construction was done to provide a more collegiate atmosphere for the institution; however, Poly High School was still just across the street, and the junior college was often referred to as “Terracina Tech,” a deprecating remark that would endure to the 1960s. Riverside Community College Raises Funds to Build the new Poly High School The new facility for Poly High School was decided for a site about two miles away from Riverside Community College. Of course this would involve considerable funding, but once again the citizens of Riverside came through in 1962 and passed a six million dollar bond issue to allow the college three million to purchase the high school property and three million for its own building program. ----------------------------------- Reggie Miller, Poly High School Class of 1983 Indiana Pacers Professional Basketball Team Indiana Pacers Professional Basketball Team Reggie Miller, Class of 1983, A Poly High School Star and Professional Basketball Player. Reggie Miller (Indiana Pacers) Reggie Miller Position Guard / Base Height 6’7” / 201 cms Weight 195 lbs. / 98 kgs Birthday August 24, 1965 School UCLA NBA Team Indiana Pacers Where stardom started: Reggie Miller shot many baskets on these courts behind Poly High School in Riverside, Calif. He got his first start as a sophomore when a teammate brought the wrong jersey to a game and couldn't play. - Sam Riche / The Star "I was just out there, as they say," he said. His breakthrough game came as a sophomore at Riverside (Calif.) Poly High School, when one of the team's starting guards, David Myers, took a home jersey to a road game. Miller got the starting nod from coach Arlo Gard, and responded with 35 points. He believes it was the first time he reached double figures. That performance earned him a start for the next game, too. He had another big game, earning Player of the Week honors, and never looked back. "When I speak at camps, I tell kids about always being prepared and waiting for your opportunity," Miller said. "I tell kids, 'What if Dave Myers hadn't forgotten his jersey? What if I hadn't got that opportunity?' You never know. That's why you have to stay ready." Miller and Myers went on to become the starting backcourt, gaining local fame as the "M&M Boys," and led Poly to a championship as seniors. Getting the last laugh Growing up in Riverside, Calif., before they became famous locally, Reggie and Cheryl Miller ran scams that ensured them free food at McDonald's or Dairy Queen. They would go to local basketball courts and pretend that Cheryl knew nothing about the game. She even dressed the part, putting her hair in pigtails and wearing cheap shoes and knee socks. Reggie would act as if a friend or his brother was supposed to show up. That, or he would pretend to teach Cheryl how to shoot while she pretended to be playing the game for the first time. After a while he would reluctantly agree to a game of two-on-two with his sister as his teammate. They would even let the other team jump out to an early lead, then turn it on, breeze to a victory, and collect on their bet. "The thing I didn't understand was, why did I always have to be the klutz?" Cheryl says now. "I always had to come out and be the clumsy one." A few years later, Cheryl was having to defend Reggie's honor. He averaged 28 points and shot 66 percent from the field as a senior at Poly High, and drew recruiting interest from several major college programs. USC was not one of them, however, despite the fact Cheryl was starring for the women's team as a freshman. Cheryl asked USC men's coach Stan Morrison if he was recruiting her younger brother. "Well, Cheryl, your brother is a good shooter, but that's about all," she recalled him saying. When Cheryl responded with disbelief, Morrison laughed. "We'll see who's laughing," Cheryl said. She immediately called Reggie to tell him not to go to USC under any circumstances. He eventually accepted an offer from UCLA, but only after other recruits fell through for the Bruins. Morrison was fired by USC three years later. Coincidentally, he's now the athletic director at the University of California's Riverside campus. He called Miller's father Saul recently to ask if Reggie might be interested in coaching the school's team after he retired. Needless to say, the answer was no. First impression Reggie Miller had dealt with doubters throughout his life. So when he heard the boos at the Pacers' draft party at Market Square Arena from fans who wanted the team to select Steve Alford, he knew what he was facing. One more challenge. "I knew I was walking into the lion's den," he recalled. "But I knew what I was going to be able to bring here, and I knew it was a matter of time before I won them over." Miller wasted no time. Against the advice of his agent and his father, he agreed to play in an exhibition game at MSA in August despite not having signed his contract with the Pacers. The U.S. team that would participate in the Pan American Games in Indianapolis that fall was to face a group of NBA players. Miller saw the exhibition as an opportunity to get acquainted. Reggie Miller Playoffs (2004) NBA Basketball Star, Reggie Miller says farewell to NBA - 2/13/05 Reggie Miller called Pacers coach Rick Carlisle on Thursday to tell him of his decision, which was announced by his sister, Cheryl Miller, a three-time player of the year at USC and now an NBA sideline reporter for TNT.. Miller has set the NBA record for 3-pointers made and is moving up to 14th on the league scoring list with 24,696 points. He said this is definitely his final season after 18 years with the Indiana Pacers. Press Enterprise Notebook: November 4, 2005 Pacers to honor Regie From News Services The Indiana Pacers will retire Reggie Miller's No. 31 in a March 30 ceremony. Miller, a Riverside native, plahyed his entire NBA careeer with Indiana and retired after last season as the Pacers' leader in points, assists and steals. He alsoo was a five-time All-Star and set NBA records for three-point goals made and attempted. "This is a truly deserved honor for Reggie," Pacers CEO Donnie Walsh said Thursday. "No. 31 in the rafters adds another legacy to the great tradition of Indiana Basketball." He will become the fourth Indiana player to have his jersey number retired, following George McvGinnis (30), Mel Daniels (34) and Roger Brown (35). ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Cheryl Miller, Poly Class of 1982 Cheryl Miller - Poly High School Class of 1982 (1979-1982) sister of Reggie Miller - Class of 1983 Girls Basketball: Cheryl Miller Comparison in 22 Year old Records February 4, 2004 "Cheryl was a killer player," "Her record lasted for 22 years. It's just good to be mentioned in the same breath with her. And to think that a San Diego girl, Charde Houston broke her record. Cheryl Miller's all-time state scoring record for high school girls basketball was 3,446 points and pulled down 1,620 rebounds while attending Riverside Poly from 1979 through 1982. Charde Houston's career total stands at 3,472 points with a minimum of four regular-season games and one section playoff game remaining. Charde Houston, who also holds the section single-game scoring record with 71 points, just missed a quadruple-double, dishing out eight assists. USC Trojans - Cheryl Miller - Jersey #31 Miller was a three-time national player of the year at the University of Southern California and helped the Trojans to two NCAA titles. It was a performance that not only surpassed the record but drew comparisons with Cheryl Miller, who went on to a brilliant career at USC, was an Olympic gold medalist and helped launch women's professional basketball. Golden state girls Top 10 all-time scorers in California high school girls basketball history: PLAYER POINTS YEARS Charde Houston, San Diego 3,472 2001-2004 Cheryl Miller, Riverside Poly 3,446 1978-1982 Brandi Collato, Santa Fe Christian 3,325 1998-2001 Terri Mann, Point Loma 3,188 1984-1987 Danielle Viglione, Del Campo 3,089 1990-1993 Giuliana Mendiola, El Toro 3,069 1997-2000 Diana Taurasi, Chino Don Lugo 3,047 1997-2000 Nikki Blue, Bakersfield West 2,938 1999-2002 Lisa Leslie, Inglewood Morningside 2,896 1987-1990 Candice Wiggins, LJCD 2,864 2001-2004 - National record of 4,506 was set by Missy Thomas of Gibsland-Coleman High (La.) in 1992-95. Cheryl Miller, Poly High School Class of 1982 Riverside (CA) Polytechnic High School (1978-82) Enshrined: As a player on May 15, 1995 Born: January 3, 1964 in Riverside, CA Height: 6-foot-2 most points by an individual player 135- Danny Heater (Burnsville, West Virginia) 1959-1960 114- Wayne Oakley (Hanson, Kentucky) 1953-1954 114 -Pete Cimino ( Bristol, Pennsylvania) 1959-1960 105- Cheryl Miller (Riverside Poly, California) 1981-1982 97- Ed Burling (Crystal Falls, Michigan) 1910-1911 Cheryl Miller, Poly High School Class of 1982 High School: Riverside (CA) Polytechnic High School (1978-82) High School Playing Highlights: Four-year letter winner Parade magazine four-time All-America, the first male or female in history to accomplish that feat Street & Smith's national High School Player of the Year (1981, 1982) Averaged 32.8 ppg and 15.0 rpg a game Scored 105 points against Notre Vista H.S. (1982) Led Riverside to a 132-4 record College: University of Southern California (1982-86) College Playing Highlights: Four-year letter winner Called the best basketball player in the nation (male or female) by Sports Illustrated (1986) All-America (1983-86) Naismith Player of the Year (1984, 1985, 1986) Broderick Cup winner, symbolic of best women's player in the nation (1985, 1986) Champion Player of the Year (1985, 1986) USBWA Player of the Year (1986) Sullivan Award nominee (1986), first female player to be nominated Wade Trophy winner (1986) Set and holds USC records for points (3,018, 23.6 PPG), rebounds (1,534, 12.0 rpg), field goals made (1,159), free throws made (700), steals (700) and games played (128) Holds USC records for most rebounds in a game (24) against Iowa (Dec. 12, 1984) and Oregon State (Dec. 22, 1985) Holds USC record for most blocked shots in a game (10) vs. Pepperdine (Dec. 4, 1984) Held USC record for most points in game (45) vs. Arizona (Jan. 28, 1985), a career high Held USC record for most steals in a game (11) vs. California (Jan. 26, 1986) Led USC Trojans to a 112-20 record Led USC to NCAA titles in 1983 and 1984 over Louisiana Tech (69-67) and Tennessee (72-61) NCAA Tournament MVP (1983) NCAA All-Tournament Team (1982, 1984, 1986) First-Team All-WCAA (1983-86) WCAA Player of the Year (1984-86) WBCA Player of the Decade USC retired her jersey number 31 International: U.S. team member, Olympic Games (1984) US team member, Pan American Games (1983, 1986) US team member, Goodwilll Games (1986) International Playing Highlights: Gold medal, Olympic Games (1984) Gold medal, Pan American Games (1983) Gold medal, Goodwill Games (1986) College Coaching: University of Southern California (1993-95) College Coaching Highlights: Compiled a 44-14 record in two seasons (26-4, 18-10) Led USC into the NCAA tournament both seasons, including the NCAA Mideast Regional Final (1994) Pro Coaching: WNBA Phoenix Mercury (1997-2000) Career Highlights: Has worked as a sports commentator for ABC, TNT, TBS and ESPN Sister of NBA All-Star Reggie Miller of the Indiana Pacers Bio: Many basketball followers say that Cheryl Miller did for women's basketball what Julius Erving did for men's basketball: she took the game off the court and put it into the air. With tremendous grace and athletic ability, Miller established a legacy throughout her high school and college career that may never be equaled. As a scholastic standout at Riverside (CA) Poly High School, Miller averaged 32.8 points and 15.0 rebounds through 90 games, dished out 368 assists and once scored an incredible 105 points in a game against Notre Vista in 1982. That performance was indicative of her forthcoming collegiate career. Cheryl Miller could score from anywhere. In guiding Poly High to a four-year mark of 132-4, Miller became the first male or female named a Parade All-America four straight years and was named Street and Smith's High School Player of the Year in 1981 and 1982. As a collegiate forward at Southern California (USC) from 1982-86, Miller helped to bring women's basketball to the forefront of American sports. Her superior athletic ability and engaging personality placed her among the elite in the world of college and professional athletics. In 1986, Sports Illustrated named Miller the best male or female player in college basketball. In a spectacular career, Miller scored 3,018 career points -- second to Hall of Famer Carol Blazejowski -- and was a four-time All-America. Miller was named Naismith Player of the Year three times and earned the Wade Trophy once. At USC, Miller led the Trojans to a 112-20 record and NCAA titles in 1983 and 1984. She was a member of the NCAA All-Tournament Team three times and was named NCAA Tournament MVP in 1983 and 1984. During her senior season, Miller picked up her third Naismith Award, the Broderick Award as the Female College Basketball Player of the Year, and established several USC records, including points (3,018, 23.6 PPG), rebounds (1,534, 12.0 rpg), field goals made (1,159), free throws made (700) and steals (462). In total, Miller holds records in nine USC categories. At the international level, Miller guided the United States to a gold medal in the 1984 Olympic Games, and gold medals at the 1983 Pan American and 1986 Goodwill Games. In 1986, Miller became the first female ever nominated for the prestigious Sullivan Award, and in March of that year, USC retired her jersey, making Miller the first Trojan athlete so honored. Following a brief, but successful coaching stint at USC, Miller turned to broadcasting as an NBA studio analyst for TNT along with assorted national networks. For the past three seasons, she has been head coach of the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury, and in the 1998 season, led Phoenix to the WNBA Finals against eventual champion Houston. Cheryl Miller had a severe knee injury that required surgery effectively ended her basketball career in 1987. She was unable to play on the Pan-American Games team that year and she failed in the trials for the 1988 Olympic team. A sports information major, she went into broadcasting. CHERYL MILLER '86 - Resides in Los Angeles; TNT sports broadcaster; former head coach and general manager of the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury; 1983, 1984, 1985 and 1986 USC Naismith Award winner. In 1997 Cheryl Miller was selected as Head Coach and general manager of the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury. She left the team in 2000 returning to Turner Network Television primarily as a sideline reporter for TNT and TBS Superstation. Cheryl Miller (USC 1985) ------------------ Text from, "The 1983 Poly Spotlight Newspaper" Link Photo from, "The 1983 Koala Year Book" Link Poly High School Class of 1983 Link ------------------ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1983 Poly High School Senior Pseudo Awards (Predictions/Winners) Awards voted for by the students of Poly in 1983. Winners Below:
Most likely to Succeed Dan Bennett Jill Reves Einstein of the '80's Robert Jen Carolyn Strong Age Fifty and Still Partying Shawn Goodsite Sue Schrader Most Sex Appeal Toby White Lisa Levin Longest Morning Preparations Roger Duncanson Tracy Morrow Biggest Ego Bobby King Lisa Levin Politician of the Year John-Mark Staude Valerie Stadelbacher Cutest Ted Amidon Maria Brandon Male/Female Chauvinist of the Year Warren Snider Carolyn Strong Best Body Bobby King Mary Courtney Best Dressed Roger Duncanson Mary Towns Davis Most Spirited Jerry Baker Tracy Morrow Space Case of the Year Billy Sackett Lisa Winship Nicest Eyes Keenan Bradshaw Kelly Menzia Biggest Gossip Roger Duncanson Tina Kopcha Class Clown Jerry Baker Robin Borden Nicest Smile John Wynne Jennifer Lowry Best Posterior Toby White Karin Weber Frat of the Year Roger Duncanson Mary Towns Davis Most Likely to go Bald Jerry Baker Tracy Morrow Jock/Jockette of the Year Reggie Miller Kelly Obeso Best Legs Toby White Maria Brandon Most Friendly Tommy Forbes Tracy Morrow Cutest Couple David Myers & Mary Courtney Playboy/Playgirl of the Year Toby White Lisa Levin Most Likely to Become a Millionaire Jacques Yearger Jill Reves Best Personality Tommy Forbes Ann Hubbard Eighteen and never Been Kissed Dan Bennett Kelly Nance Best All Around Person Roger Duncanson Ann Hubbard
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 10 Year Reunion was held at the Mission Inn, Riverside, California in 1993. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 20 Year Reunion Recap for the class of 1983 Riverside Poly High School Class of 1983 Twenty Year Reunion Reunion Date October 25, 2003 Location Riverside Marriott See the Riverside Poly High School Class of 1983 current Twenty Year Class Reunion Class Photo Link Thanks to all who served on the reunion committee: Dave DeLorenzo, Ruta Raterman, Diane Graham Gregori, John Perrone, Maria Bradon, Roger Duncanson, Susan Schrader Sweica and Gina Rosales Note: The ten year reunion for the class of 1983 was held at the Mission Inn at 3525 Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside, CA.
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