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Welcome to the Shawnee Mission West Class of 1966 Website


         The SM West Epic Vol IV No 9  November 12, 1965               

Re-enactment of Scopes Trial to Blaze Forth Next Fri., Sat.:  “Inherit the Wind” will be presented next Friday and Saturday nights in the SM West auditorium at 8 p.m. by the drama department of SM West.      Tickets went on sale for teachers, cast, and crew members on Nov. 3, and tickets for students went on sale last Monday.  All seats will be reserved.      Each student at West may obtain one ticket with his activity ticket.  All youth beneath the seventh grade level may buy a ticket for fifty cents, and all other people may buy tickets for one dollar.      Tickets are being sold in the ticket booth by the gymnasium before and after school and during lunch.      John Pearse, student director, stated, “Ticket sales are going well.  Buy your tickets now while you can get good seats.      Mr. Bill Coplin, director said, “ There is an advantage in working with a cast this size because more students are drawn into the activity, and more students can learn about drama.”      Miss Connie Bohannon, student teacher for Mr. Coplin, is working with much of the acting, as is John Pearse.  Mr. Coplin will do final brush-ups next week for the performance…

Seniors Command Lead on Honor Roll:  Twenty-four percent of the senior class attained honor roll status for the first six weeks grading period.  Fifteen students made straight “A’s.”      Trailing behind are the junior and sophomore classes with 19% each of their members on the honor list.      Seniors receiving straight “A’s” include: Steve Bredehoeft, Jim Cassing, Barry Farber, Tom Oppenheimer, Fred Potter, Patti Spencer, and Pattie Welch…

Perry Crowned at West’s Tournament of Roses:  The crowning of Sue Perry, Homecoming Queen, at the Topeka West-SM-West game, officially started the annual homecoming ceremonies, Oct. 30.      The football game between the two schools ended in a 14-14 tie.  Both schools bands performed at the game.      All 17 queen candidates wore white A-line dresses and carried white chrysanthemums.  The queen’s court of 14 girls was announced first.      Cheryl Daily and Cindi Pitts were crowned second and first attendants, respectively.  The queen, Sue Perry, was escorted to her throne by her father as the audience cheered her on.  Jerry Jones announced the winners.      The homecoming dance Saturday night was decorated with roses carrying on the “Everything’s Coming Up Roses” theme.

West Thanks Cross Country:  Congratulations to the Cross Country Team and Coach McGuire.      Shawnee Mission West captured first place at the Regional Cross Country meet and second at the State meet.  This is a great accomplishment in that twelve teams participated in the regional meet from the entire Eastern Kansas area and approximately 84 boys took part in the meet.  Nine teams participated in the state meet.      In 1962, the team placed fifth in the Regional Met for Eastern Kansas but did not qualify for the State Meet, it did rank fourth in the Regional Meet.  In ’64 West qualified for the state meet with a third place regional victory and placed seventh in the state contest.      Shawnee Mission West gives its thanks to the efforts of the Cross Country Team.  –Patti Lilliston.


Safeties Count in Viking Upset:  Shawnee Mission East used safeties twice to their advantage to hand West a 9-8 defeat November 3 at the stadium.      West’s Vikings went behind in the second minute as a bad snap sent the ball sailing over punter Mike Mckenzie’s head.  McKenzie covered the ball but was also covered by two Lancer defensive men.  This gave the Lancers a two point lead.     In the last two minutes of the game the Lancers set up an intentional safety to get a free kick.  This made the score 9-8 in favor of the Lancers with two minutes to play.  Lancer kicker Chris Montgomery boomed the ball from East’s twenty yard line to Roy McDonald on the West’s 23.  McDonald caught the ball but lost his footing on the 26.      Jim Kirkendoll scored West’s T.D. in the third quarter from the one yard line following excellent passing by Ron Mason.  Roy McDonald and Ron Mason were West’s and the games offensive stars.  Roy rushed for 115 yards in 14 carries for a little more than 8 yards a carry.  Sophomore Ron Mason hit on 7 of 14 aerial shots for 93 yards.  The Vikings out passed the Lancers 93-18 but were outdistanced on the ground by 165-150.     




Save the Date     

Shawnee Mission West Vikings    Class of 1966

We are turning 70 in 2018   So let's celebrate!

Lake Quivira Yacht Club   Saturday, June 16   5:00 pm

Details to follow