About our Class
Our graduating class was
the second to go all four years at Manor. Our principal, Dr. Thomas M.
Cherry, came to Manor the same year we started there. A new school, a
new principal and a new class. Here are the words to our class
During our freshman year,
we saw our award-winning marching band finally move out of blue jeans
and sweatshirts to traditional band uniforms. The Drama Club put on four
productions, including the full length Blithe Spirit and the one-act
play The Necklace, in the Little Theater. Our various sports teams
were still young and building. Many had rough seasons this year. On the
winning side: The JV basketball team ended the season 11-6. Both our wrestling
teams went out winners; the varsity with a 7-5 season and placing fifth
in the district tournament, JV doing even better with a 8-1 record. Our
stellar cross country track team was undefeated (6-0).
Who could forget trying
to adjust to modular scheduling. Am I in Quest class today or Seminar?
Is today Day 6 or Day 1? Trying to memorize a six day schedule
with different classes at different times each day was quite a challenge.
Some of us got to know Mr. McGriff, Mr. Potter and Mr. Urquhart better
than we’d have liked. Nurse Jeffers was there with bandaids and aspirin
when we needed her.
As a class, we were 432 strong.
The Drama Club put on Agatha Christie’s Ten Little Indians. The
mighty Marching Mustangs had another great year, earning more accolades
and awards. Our campus hosted the first ever Latin Olympics. Unfortunately,
our Latin Club finished fourth place. The varsity Mustang football team
had a better year, finishing 6-4, and the JV team had a winning season
(4-2). In baseball, the varsity gave us a 7-6 season, with classmate Jerry
Waters named MVP. Our tennis team had a fantastic year, ending with a
9-1 record. The golf team also finished winners with a 6-3 record. The
girls softball team had their first winning season, ending the year 5-4.
We continued to offer great
dramatic productions at Manor. This year, the main performance from the
Drama Club was If a Man Answers, a delightful comedy. Our football
team had a better year. The Mighty Manor Mustang varsity squad ended the
season with an 8-1 record. The wrestling team finished 8-3. The JV baseball
team went the year 7-2. Our junior year saw the retirement of Assistant
Principal McGriff. It also saw the addition of Cookieman,
Mr. Cook, our security officer. He sure blended in to the crowd in those
polyester leisure suits!! Mrs. Jeffers was replaced by Nurse Kenrich.
We finally made it through
our twelfth year of school!! We graduated 279 seniors in 1977, with a
record breaking 47 earning their gold tassels as honor graduates. The
varsity basketball team had a winning season, ending with an 11-10 record.
The track team took the second place district title. The girls track team
did even better with an 5-0 season. At the third annual Virginia Invitational
Olympics, our Latin Club ruled taking six of eight events. Our senior
year saw the marriage of two popular teachers; Mr. Dussia and the former
Miss Muchoney. We honored Dr. Cherry with a week named after him. Another
new school nurse, Mrs. Cahoon, joined the staff (did we keep chasing them
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