Entering the Electronic Age: The 1990s

1990

  • Miss Memorial XXVII is Angela Nimerick, escorted by Matt Schein
  • MHS has a re-dedication ceremony, dedicating the school to Vietnam Veterans
  • Girls Cross Country takes 4th place at Regionals and 1st place at Conference
  • Boys Cross Country takes 1st at Conference
  • Softball places 4th at Regionals
  • This is the first year for separate pom and cheer squads
News of 1990 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie introduced, creating videos, toys, posters, games etc along with it * Dr. Seuss’s last book, “Oh The Places You’ll Go” makes it on the New York Times bestseller list and remains a popular graduation gift * Top selling movies included “Ghost,” “Home Alone,” and “Pretty Woman” *

1991

  • Miss Memorial XXIX is Jenny Garrett, escorted by Brett Wright
    • At the Homecoming Game, MHS beats EC 13-0
  • School plays include “Steel Magnolias,” “Crimes of the Heart,” and “They Dance Real Slow in Jackson”
  • Two new clubs appear: Earth Club and Afro-American Society
  • A new class, Aerobics, is offered
  • This is the first year senior pictures are in color in the yearbook
  • This is the last year for wrestling, until 1994

News of 1991

Disney releases “Beauty and the Beast,” which becomes the first Disney movie to ever be nominated for an Oscar * Operation Desert Storm * Copper Age man found in glacier * Top selling movies were “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” and “Silence of the Lambs” * Grunge band Nirvana has its first hit with the song “Smells Like Teen Spirit” off the album “Nevermind”*

 1992

  • Miss Memorial XXX is Whitney Riddle, escorted by Jimmy Baker
  • Homecoming theme is “Wizard of Oz”
  • There are 1300 students enrolled at MHS this year
  • The musical is “The Sound of Music”
  • The Junior/Senior play is “Arsenic and Old Lace”
  • The Freshman/Sophomore play is “Diary of Anne Frank”
  • Other plays include “The Boy Who Loved to Dance,” and “The Day Aunt Patty Died”
  • The Cheerleaders have 3 All Star Cheerleaders (the highest honor a cheerleader earns) and places 1st at UCA Regionals
  • The Pom Pom Squad has 4 All Star Dancers and competes at Nationals
  • Students sport sweatshirts with “Gamma Sigma” on them
  • Boys Tennis’ Doubles Team Ken Cole and Scott Gorrell take 7th at State

News of 1992

“Alladin” is released by Disney * The Cold War officially ends * Riots in Los Angeles following the Rodney King verdict * Top grossing movies included “The Bodyguard,” and “Wayne’s World” * The catchphrase “Talk to the hand,” and “You go, girl” become immensely popular

 1993

  • Miss Memorial XXXI is Jody Baker, escorted by Mike Hall
  • MHS has 5 National Merit Semi-Finalists
  • Volleyball takes 1st at All City and District, and 2nd place at Regionals
  • The Softball team qualifies for Regionals
  • Instead of four separate clubs, the “International Club” is formed
  • “See You at the Pole” prayer group is formed
  • Masque and Gavel performs “And They Dance Real Slow in Jackson” one act play
  • The Junior/Senior play is “You Can’t Take it With You”
  • The Freshman/Sophomore play is “Greater Tuna”
  • Fashion fads include the southwest look of chambray shirts, silver button covers, and cowboy boots

News of 1993

Ty Beanie Babies introduced * “The Nightmare Before Christmas” is introduced * GPS technology in introduced* First human cloned * Branch Davidian cult compound raided in Waco Texas *  First bombing of the World Trade center * Top grossing movies included “Jurassic Park” and “Schindler’s List” * 


1994

  • Miss Memorial XXXII is Jamie McMahon, escorted by Matt Chandler
  •  MHS has one National Merit Semi-Finalist
  • Chargers of the Year are Jim Hall and Christine Monroe
  • Chargers Boys Basketball Team are the State Champs after beating Jenks 67-66!
  • The All School Play is “Up the Down Staircase”
  • The musical is “Guys & Dolls”
  • The Requiem Mass is presented by Choir at Holy Family Cathedral
  • Latin Club sponsors the first Memorial/Mervyn’s Style Show
  • Wrestling is back after a 3 year absence
  • Boy Swimmers place 8th at State
  • “Charlie the Charger” becomes the official school mascot, with a student sporting a horse costume
  • Cheerleading places at State (placing unknown)
  • Pom goes to Nationals
  • The InterAct mens service organization ends
  • Gamma Sigma continues
  • Masque and Gavel puts on the one act play, “The Quiet Place”
  • Pep Club holds a “Wing Ding” dance at the Tulsa Swing Club on February 19th
  • German Club students spend 3 weeks in Germany
  • Latin Club hosts the Oklahoma Junior Classical Convention
  • French Club brings back the old tradition of dancing the Can Can
  • Color Guard gets new uniform
  • TPS closes all high school campuses for lunch after a shooting of East Central students at Wendy's on Garnett. The shooter is a disgruntled employeewho shoots in to the crowded lunchtime restaurant indiscrinimately

News of 1994

Disney releases “the Lion King” * Chargers Basketball takes state * OJ Simpson arrested for the double murder of Nicole Brown-Simpson and Ron Goldman * Rwandan Genocide * Top selling movies were “The Lion King” and “Forrest Gump” * the TV phenomenon “Friends” airs *


1995

  • Miss Memorial XXXIII is Alex Dalton, escorted by Brian Paschal
  • MHS has two new principals this year – Stan Fields (for one month) then Steve Mayfield
  • MHS becomes a “Demonstration School” and OK Governor David Walters proclaims MHS a “Commemorative Community”
  • First year MHS has a Junior ROTC
  • First ever “Not So Miss Memorial” pageant is held, with boys dressed in drag
  • The musical is “Fiddler on the Roof”
  • First ever “Holly Ball” is held at the Petroleum Club; the DJ is the Music Factory
  • Latin Club’s annual Style Show is held to help raise funds to allow a group of Italian students to come to MHS for 2 weeks as part of a cultural exchange
  • Over 200 MHS students march in the Tulsa Veteran’s Day Parade
  • Boys Basketball takes 1st place at Conference
  • First Mr. Memorial is crowned, Tej Lad is named the Winter Sports Homecoming King
  • MHS has three new clubs: the Fishing Club, the Native American Student Association, and the Charger Bible Club
  • Senior Favorites are Tej Lad and Sarah Crumley
  • Volleyball wins the TU Invitationals; Coach Nathan Ellzey shaves his head as part of bet with the team
  • Girls Cross Country takes 2nd place honors at Conference
  • Girls Swimming earns 3rd place at All City
  • Cheerleaders take 1st place at Regionals
  • Pom earns a bid to Nationals
  • MHS gets a Dance Line, called Essence, with 13 members
  • Big Blue Machine becomes the 1st TPS marching band to ever make finals at the OBA State Contest, ranks 11th in State. The Percussion, Drumline, and Pit place 8th at State, and the Color Guard places 9th at State
  • The African American Society holds the first ever AAS Banquet
  •  MHS Student Council is selected to attend National Confernece
  • Chargers for Christ changes its name to “Won by One”
  • Pep Club holds its annual “Wing Ding Dance” at Woodward Park’s Tulsa Garden Center

News of 1995

Toy Story movie spawns Buzz Lightyear and Woody toys, games, puzzles, and more *  Pocahontas also released * OKC Murrah Building is bombed by American Terrorists Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols * Top Super Bowl ad features the croaking Budweiser frogs *

1996

  • Miss Memorial XXXIV is Stephanie Spain, escorted by Bobby Charles
  • Boys Tennis takes 1st in Doubles at the Green Country Conference
  • Boys Cross Country takes 1st place at Conference, and 3rd place in All City
  • Clubs include Indian, Fishing, International, Chargers for Christ/Won by One, The Sentinel, Cheer, Pom, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Key Club, Afro-American Society, Gamma Sigma, Student Council, Pep Club, Spanish Club, French Club, German Club, Latin Cub, National Honor Society, Science Club, Red Cross, Masque & Gavel, and Art Club.

News of 1996

Tickle Me Elmo introduced * Tupak Shakur killed in a drive by shooting * Unabomber Theodore Kazinski arrested * Top Selling movies included “Independence Day,” “Twister,” and “Mission: Impossible” * 

1997

  • Miss Memorial XXXIV (ibid) is Kathryn Cavins, escorted by Wes Pitcock
  • The musical is “Carousel”
  • Mr. Memorial is Aaron Thompson, escorted by Katie Thomas
  • Latin Club visits Italy and France
  • The Mass is Handel’s Messiah

News of 1997

Princess Diana dies in a Parish car crash * Furby introduced * “Titanic” become smash movie of the year followed by “Men In Black” *  “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s/Philosopher’s Stone” becomes smash book * “Dolly” the sheep becomes first successful cloning of a mammal * Tiger Woods becomes the first African American to win the Masters Golf Tournament in Augusta Georgia * 


1998

  • Miss Memorial XXXV is Sarah Frederick
  • Mr. Memorial is John Cunningham, escorted by Jenni Neal
  • Softball becomes the first MHS softball team to win a trophy at the Sand Springs Invitational
  • Girls Cross Country earns 2nd place honors at Regionals
  • ALL 11 members of the Boys Swim Team placed at State; they had a 7-3 record for year
  • Girls Golf had an 8-1 record, placing 3rd at Edison Invitational, 3rd at Conference, 4th in State and 6th at Regionals
  • Boys Tennis placed 2nd at Green Country Conference
  • Girls Tennis also placed 2nd at Green Country Conferences, at 1st place at the Metro II Conference
  • MHS Hockey, a new sport, post a 8-5 season
  • Boys Basketball had an excellent 16-2 season
  • Girls Basketball received 3rd place at Green Country Conference
    • April Ponds was the 2nd leading scorer in the Conference

News of 1998

“Mulan” and “A Bug’s Life” released by Disney * Monica Lewinsky/Bill Clinton scandal leads to President Clinton’s impeachment * India and Pakistan both test nuclear weapons * “Armageddon,” “Saving Private Ryan,” and “Godzilla” are the top grossing movies * 

1999

  • Miss Memorial XXXVII is Elizabeth Harker
  • Mr Memorial is Aric Gaines
  • The musical is “Bye Bye Birdie”
  • The all school play is “You Can’t Take it With You”
  • There are many first time clubs, including Students Against Drunk Driving (SADD), Future Teachers of America, Special Olympics
  • The Big Blue Machine is the OBA Marching Champions of 1998
  • Student Council attends State Convention
  • Yearbook staff the Angel Tree at Woodland Hills Mall
  • Holly Ball is held on December 5, 1998
  • Pom goes to Nationals

News of 1999

Columbine High School Massacre in Littleton, Colorado * John F Kenndy Jr dies in a plane crash off of Martha’s Vineyard * Top selling movies include “The Matrix,” “Austin Powers: the Spy Who Shagged Me,” “The Sixth Sense,” and “the Mummy”  * Britney Spears bursts onto the music scene with “..Baby One More Time” * The Panama Canal is officially handed over to the Panamanian Government per a treaty signed by President Carter in 1977 *

1990

  • Miss Memorial XXVII is Angela Nimerick, escorted by Matt Schein
  • MHS has a re-dedication ceremony, dedicating the school to Vietnam Veterans
  • Girls Cross Country takes 4th place at Regionals and 1st place at Conference
  • Boys Cross Country takes 1st at Conference
  • Softball places 4th at Regionals
  • This is the first year for separate pom and cheer squads
News of 1990 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie introduced, creating videos, toys, posters, games etc along with it * Dr. Seuss’s last book, “Oh The Places You’ll Go” makes it on the New York Times bestseller list and remains a popular graduation gift * Top selling movies included “Ghost,” “Home Alone,” and “Pretty Woman” *

1991

  • Miss Memorial XXIX is Jenny Garrett, escorted by Brett Wright
    • At the Homecoming Game, MHS beats EC 13-0
  • School plays include “Steel Magnolias,” “Crimes of the Heart,” and “They Dance Real Slow in Jackson”
  • Two new clubs appear: Earth Club and Afro-American Society
  • A new class, Aerobics, is offered
  • This is the first year senior pictures are in color in the yearbook
  • This is the last year for wrestling, until 1994

News of 1991

Disney releases “Beauty and the Beast,” which becomes the first Disney movie to ever be nominated for an Oscar * Operation Desert Storm * Copper Age man found in glacier * Top selling movies were “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” and “Silence of the Lambs” * Grunge band Nirvana has its first hit with the song “Smells Like Teen Spirit” off the album “Nevermind”*

 1992

  • Miss Memorial XXX is Whitney Riddle, escorted by Jimmy Baker
  • Homecoming theme is “Wizard of Oz”
  • There are 1300 students enrolled at MHS this year
  • The musical is “The Sound of Music”
  • The Junior/Senior play is “Arsenic and Old Lace”
  • The Freshman/Sophomore play is “Diary of Anne Frank”
  • Other plays include “The Boy Who Loved to Dance,” and “The Day Aunt Patty Died”
  • The Cheerleaders have 3 All Star Cheerleaders (the highest honor a cheerleader earns) and places 1st at UCA Regionals
  • The Pom Pom Squad has 4 All Star Dancers and competes at Nationals
  • Students sport sweatshirts with “Gamma Sigma” on them
  • Boys Tennis’ Doubles Team Ken Cole and Scott Gorrell take 7th at State

News of 1992

“Alladin” is released by Disney * The Cold War officially ends * Riots in Los Angeles following the Rodney King verdict * Top grossing movies included “The Bodyguard,” and “Wayne’s World” * The catchphrase “Talk to the hand,” and “You go, girl” become immensely popular

 1993

  • Miss Memorial XXXI is Jody Baker, escorted by Mike Hall
  • MHS has 5 National Merit Semi-Finalists
  • Volleyball takes 1st at All City and District, and 2nd place at Regionals
  • The Softball team qualifies for Regionals
  • Instead of four separate clubs, the “International Club” is formed
  • “See You at the Pole” prayer group is formed
  • Masque and Gavel performs “And They Dance Real Slow in Jackson” one act play
  • The Junior/Senior play is “You Can’t Take it With You”
  • The Freshman/Sophomore play is “Greater Tuna”
  • Fashion fads include the southwest look of chambray shirts, silver button covers, and cowboy boots

News of 1993

Ty Beanie Babies introduced * “The Nightmare Before Christmas” is introduced * GPS technology in introduced* First human cloned * Branch Davidian cult compound raided in Waco Texas *  First bombing of the World Trade center * Top grossing movies included “Jurassic Park” and “Schindler’s List” * 


1994

  • Miss Memorial XXXII is Jamie McMahon, escorted by Matt Chandler
  •  MHS has one National Merit Semi-Finalist
  • Chargers of the Year are Jim Hall and Christine Monroe
  • Chargers Boys Basketball Team are the State Champs after beating Jenks 67-66!
  • The All School Play is “Up the Down Staircase”
  • The musical is “Guys & Dolls”
  • The Requiem Mass is presented by Choir at Holy Family Cathedral
  • Latin Club sponsors the first Memorial/Mervyn’s Style Show
  • Wrestling is back after a 3 year absence
  • Boy Swimmers place 8th at State
  • “Charlie the Charger” becomes the official school mascot, with a student sporting a horse costume
  • Cheerleading places at State (placing unknown)
  • Pom goes to Nationals
  • The InterAct mens service organization ends
  • Gamma Sigma continues
  • Masque and Gavel puts on the one act play, “The Quiet Place”
  • Pep Club holds a “Wing Ding” dance at the Tulsa Swing Club on February 19th
  • German Club students spend 3 weeks in Germany
  • Latin Club hosts the Oklahoma Junior Classical Convention
  • French Club brings back the old tradition of dancing the Can Can
  • Color Guard gets new uniform
  • TPS closes all high school campuses for lunch after a shooting of East Central students at Wendy's on Garnett. The shooter is a disgruntled employeewho shoots in to the crowded lunchtime restaurant indiscrinimately

News of 1994

Disney releases “the Lion King” * Chargers Basketball takes state * OJ Simpson arrested for the double murder of Nicole Brown-Simpson and Ron Goldman * Rwandan Genocide * Top selling movies were “The Lion King” and “Forrest Gump” * the TV phenomenon “Friends” airs *


1995

  • Miss Memorial XXXIII is Alex Dalton, escorted by Brian Paschal
  • MHS has two new principals this year – Stan Fields (for one month) then Steve Mayfield
  • MHS becomes a “Demonstration School” and OK Governor David Walters proclaims MHS a “Commemorative Community”
  • First year MHS has a Junior ROTC
  • First ever “Not So Miss Memorial” pageant is held, with boys dressed in drag
  • The musical is “Fiddler on the Roof”
  • First ever “Holly Ball” is held at the Petroleum Club; the DJ is the Music Factory
  • Latin Club’s annual Style Show is held to help raise funds to allow a group of Italian students to come to MHS for 2 weeks as part of a cultural exchange
  • Over 200 MHS students march in the Tulsa Veteran’s Day Parade
  • Boys Basketball takes 1st place at Conference
  • First Mr. Memorial is crowned, Tej Lad is named the Winter Sports Homecoming King
  • MHS has three new clubs: the Fishing Club, the Native American Student Association, and the Charger Bible Club
  • Senior Favorites are Tej Lad and Sarah Crumley
  • Volleyball wins the TU Invitationals; Coach Nathan Ellzey shaves his head as part of bet with the team
  • Girls Cross Country takes 2nd place honors at Conference
  • Girls Swimming earns 3rd place at All City
  • Cheerleaders take 1st place at Regionals
  • Pom earns a bid to Nationals
  • MHS gets a Dance Line, called Essence, with 13 members
  • Big Blue Machine becomes the 1st TPS marching band to ever make finals at the OBA State Contest, ranks 11th in State. The Percussion, Drumline, and Pit place 8th at State, and the Color Guard places 9th at State
  • The African American Society holds the first ever AAS Banquet
  •  MHS Student Council is selected to attend National Confernece
  • Chargers for Christ changes its name to “Won by One”
  • Pep Club holds its annual “Wing Ding Dance” at Woodward Park’s Tulsa Garden Center

News of 1995

Toy Story movie spawns Buzz Lightyear and Woody toys, games, puzzles, and more *  Pocahontas also released * OKC Murrah Building is bombed by American Terrorists Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols * Top Super Bowl ad features the croaking Budweiser frogs *

1996

  • Miss Memorial XXXIV is Stephanie Spain, escorted by Bobby Charles
  • Boys Tennis takes 1st in Doubles at the Green Country Conference
  • Boys Cross Country takes 1st place at Conference, and 3rd place in All City
  • Clubs include Indian, Fishing, International, Chargers for Christ/Won by One, The Sentinel, Cheer, Pom, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Key Club, Afro-American Society, Gamma Sigma, Student Council, Pep Club, Spanish Club, French Club, German Club, Latin Cub, National Honor Society, Science Club, Red Cross, Masque & Gavel, and Art Club.

News of 1996

Tickle Me Elmo introduced * Tupak Shakur killed in a drive by shooting * Unabomber Theodore Kazinski arrested * Top Selling movies included “Independence Day,” “Twister,” and “Mission: Impossible” * 

1997

  • Miss Memorial XXXIV (ibid) is Kathryn Cavins, escorted by Wes Pitcock
  • The musical is “Carousel”
  • Mr. Memorial is Aaron Thompson, escorted by Katie Thomas
  • Latin Club visits Italy and France
  • The Mass is Handel’s Messiah

News of 1997

Princess Diana dies in a Parish car crash * Furby introduced * “Titanic” become smash movie of the year followed by “Men In Black” *  “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s/Philosopher’s Stone” becomes smash book * “Dolly” the sheep becomes first successful cloning of a mammal * Tiger Woods becomes the first African American to win the Masters Golf Tournament in Augusta Georgia * 


1998

  • Miss Memorial XXXV is Sarah Frederick
  • Mr. Memorial is John Cunningham, escorted by Jenni Neal
  • Softball becomes the first MHS softball team to win a trophy at the Sand Springs Invitational
  • Girls Cross Country earns 2nd place honors at Regionals
  • ALL 11 members of the Boys Swim Team placed at State; they had a 7-3 record for year
  • Girls Golf had an 8-1 record, placing 3rd at Edison Invitational, 3rd at Conference, 4th in State and 6th at Regionals
  • Boys Tennis placed 2nd at Green Country Conference
  • Girls Tennis also placed 2nd at Green Country Conferences, at 1st place at the Metro II Conference
  • MHS Hockey, a new sport, post a 8-5 season
  • Boys Basketball had an excellent 16-2 season
  • Girls Basketball received 3rd place at Green Country Conference
    • April Ponds was the 2nd leading scorer in the Conference

News of 1998

“Mulan” and “A Bug’s Life” released by Disney * Monica Lewinsky/Bill Clinton scandal leads to President Clinton’s impeachment * India and Pakistan both test nuclear weapons * “Armageddon,” “Saving Private Ryan,” and “Godzilla” are the top grossing movies * 

1999

  • Miss Memorial XXXVII is Elizabeth Harker
  • Mr Memorial is Aric Gaines
  • The musical is “Bye Bye Birdie”
  • The all school play is “You Can’t Take it With You”
  • There are many first time clubs, including Students Against Drunk Driving (SADD), Future Teachers of America, Special Olympics
  • The Big Blue Machine is the OBA Marching Champions of 1998
  • Student Council attends State Convention
  • Yearbook staff the Angel Tree at Woodland Hills Mall
  • Holly Ball is held on December 5, 1998
  • Pom goes to Nationals

News of 1999

Columbine High School Massacre in Littleton, Colorado * John F Kenndy Jr dies in a plane crash off of Martha’s Vineyard * Top selling movies include “The Matrix,” “Austin Powers: the Spy Who Shagged Me,” “The Sixth Sense,” and “the Mummy”  * Britney Spears bursts onto the music scene with “..Baby One More Time” * The Panama Canal is officially handed over to the Panamanian Government per a treaty signed by President Carter in 1977 *

1990

  • Miss Memorial XXVII is Angela Nimerick, escorted by Matt Schein
  • MHS has a re-dedication ceremony, dedicating the school to Vietnam Veterans
  • Girls Cross Country takes 4th place at Regionals and 1st place at Conference
  • Boys Cross Country takes 1st at Conference
  • Softball places 4th at Regionals
  • This is the first year for separate pom and cheer squads
News of 1990 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie introduced, creating videos, toys, posters, games etc along with it * Dr. Seuss’s last book, “Oh The Places You’ll Go” makes it on the New York Times bestseller list and remains a popular graduation gift * Top selling movies included “Ghost,” “Home Alone,” and “Pretty Woman” *

1991

  • Miss Memorial XXIX is Jenny Garrett, escorted by Brett Wright
    • At the Homecoming Game, MHS beats EC 13-0
  • School plays include “Steel Magnolias,” “Crimes of the Heart,” and “They Dance Real Slow in Jackson”
  • Two new clubs appear: Earth Club and Afro-American Society
  • A new class, Aerobics, is offered
  • This is the first year senior pictures are in color in the yearbook
  • This is the last year for wrestling, until 1994

News of 1991

Disney releases “Beauty and the Beast,” which becomes the first Disney movie to ever be nominated for an Oscar * Operation Desert Storm * Copper Age man found in glacier * Top selling movies were “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” and “Silence of the Lambs” * Grunge band Nirvana has its first hit with the song “Smells Like Teen Spirit” off the album “Nevermind”*

 1992

  • Miss Memorial XXX is Whitney Riddle, escorted by Jimmy Baker
  • Homecoming theme is “Wizard of Oz”
  • There are 1300 students enrolled at MHS this year
  • The musical is “The Sound of Music”
  • The Junior/Senior play is “Arsenic and Old Lace”
  • The Freshman/Sophomore play is “Diary of Anne Frank”
  • Other plays include “The Boy Who Loved to Dance,” and “The Day Aunt Patty Died”
  • The Cheerleaders have 3 All Star Cheerleaders (the highest honor a cheerleader earns) and places 1st at UCA Regionals
  • The Pom Pom Squad has 4 All Star Dancers and competes at Nationals
  • Students sport sweatshirts with “Gamma Sigma” on them
  • Boys Tennis’ Doubles Team Ken Cole and Scott Gorrell take 7th at State

News of 1992

“Alladin” is released by Disney * The Cold War officially ends * Riots in Los Angeles following the Rodney King verdict * Top grossing movies included “The Bodyguard,” and “Wayne’s World” * The catchphrase “Talk to the hand,” and “You go, girl” become immensely popular

 1993

  • Miss Memorial XXXI is Jody Baker, escorted by Mike Hall
  • MHS has 5 National Merit Semi-Finalists
  • Volleyball takes 1st at All City and District, and 2nd place at Regionals
  • The Softball team qualifies for Regionals
  • Instead of four separate clubs, the “International Club” is formed
  • “See You at the Pole” prayer group is formed
  • Masque and Gavel performs “And They Dance Real Slow in Jackson” one act play
  • The Junior/Senior play is “You Can’t Take it With You”
  • The Freshman/Sophomore play is “Greater Tuna”
  • Fashion fads include the southwest look of chambray shirts, silver button covers, and cowboy boots

News of 1993

Ty Beanie Babies introduced * “The Nightmare Before Christmas” is introduced * GPS technology in introduced* First human cloned * Branch Davidian cult compound raided in Waco Texas *  First bombing of the World Trade center * Top grossing movies included “Jurassic Park” and “Schindler’s List” * 


1994

  • Miss Memorial XXXII is Jamie McMahon, escorted by Matt Chandler
  •  MHS has one National Merit Semi-Finalist
  • Chargers of the Year are Jim Hall and Christine Monroe
  • Chargers Boys Basketball Team are the State Champs after beating Jenks 67-66!
  • The All School Play is “Up the Down Staircase”
  • The musical is “Guys & Dolls”
  • The Requiem Mass is presented by Choir at Holy Family Cathedral
  • Latin Club sponsors the first Memorial/Mervyn’s Style Show
  • Wrestling is back after a 3 year absence
  • Boy Swimmers place 8th at State
  • “Charlie the Charger” becomes the official school mascot, with a student sporting a horse costume
  • Cheerleading places at State (placing unknown)
  • Pom goes to Nationals
  • The InterAct mens service organization ends
  • Gamma Sigma continues
  • Masque and Gavel puts on the one act play, “The Quiet Place”
  • Pep Club holds a “Wing Ding” dance at the Tulsa Swing Club on February 19th
  • German Club students spend 3 weeks in Germany
  • Latin Club hosts the Oklahoma Junior Classical Convention
  • French Club brings back the old tradition of dancing the Can Can
  • Color Guard gets new uniform
  • TPS closes all high school campuses for lunch after a shooting of East Central students at Wendy's on Garnett. The shooter is a disgruntled employeewho shoots in to the crowded lunchtime restaurant indiscrinimately

News of 1994

Disney releases “the Lion King” * Chargers Basketball takes state * OJ Simpson arrested for the double murder of Nicole Brown-Simpson and Ron Goldman * Rwandan Genocide * Top selling movies were “The Lion King” and “Forrest Gump” * the TV phenomenon “Friends” airs *


1995

  • Miss Memorial XXXIII is Alex Dalton, escorted by Brian Paschal
  • MHS has two new principals this year – Stan Fields (for one month) then Steve Mayfield
  • MHS becomes a “Demonstration School” and OK Governor David Walters proclaims MHS a “Commemorative Community”
  • First year MHS has a Junior ROTC
  • First ever “Not So Miss Memorial” pageant is held, with boys dressed in drag
  • The musical is “Fiddler on the Roof”
  • First ever “Holly Ball” is held at the Petroleum Club; the DJ is the Music Factory
  • Latin Club’s annual Style Show is held to help raise funds to allow a group of Italian students to come to MHS for 2 weeks as part of a cultural exchange
  • Over 200 MHS students march in the Tulsa Veteran’s Day Parade
  • Boys Basketball takes 1st place at Conference
  • First Mr. Memorial is crowned, Tej Lad is named the Winter Sports Homecoming King
  • MHS has three new clubs: the Fishing Club, the Native American Student Association, and the Charger Bible Club
  • Senior Favorites are Tej Lad and Sarah Crumley
  • Volleyball wins the TU Invitationals; Coach Nathan Ellzey shaves his head as part of bet with the team
  • Girls Cross Country takes 2nd place honors at Conference
  • Girls Swimming earns 3rd place at All City
  • Cheerleaders take 1st place at Regionals
  • Pom earns a bid to Nationals
  • MHS gets a Dance Line, called Essence, with 13 members
  • Big Blue Machine becomes the 1st TPS marching band to ever make finals at the OBA State Contest, ranks 11th in State. The Percussion, Drumline, and Pit place 8th at State, and the Color Guard places 9th at State
  • The African American Society holds the first ever AAS Banquet
  •  MHS Student Council is selected to attend National Confernece
  • Chargers for Christ changes its name to “Won by One”
  • Pep Club holds its annual “Wing Ding Dance” at Woodward Park’s Tulsa Garden Center

News of 1995

Toy Story movie spawns Buzz Lightyear and Woody toys, games, puzzles, and more *  Pocahontas also released * OKC Murrah Building is bombed by American Terrorists Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols * Top Super Bowl ad features the croaking Budweiser frogs *

1996

  • Miss Memorial XXXIV is Stephanie Spain, escorted by Bobby Charles
  • Boys Tennis takes 1st in Doubles at the Green Country Conference
  • Boys Cross Country takes 1st place at Conference, and 3rd place in All City
  • Clubs include Indian, Fishing, International, Chargers for Christ/Won by One, The Sentinel, Cheer, Pom, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Key Club, Afro-American Society, Gamma Sigma, Student Council, Pep Club, Spanish Club, French Club, German Club, Latin Cub, National Honor Society, Science Club, Red Cross, Masque & Gavel, and Art Club.

News of 1996

Tickle Me Elmo introduced * Tupak Shakur killed in a drive by shooting * Unabomber Theodore Kazinski arrested * Top Selling movies included “Independence Day,” “Twister,” and “Mission: Impossible” * 

1997

  • Miss Memorial XXXIV (ibid) is Kathryn Cavins, escorted by Wes Pitcock
  • The musical is “Carousel”
  • Mr. Memorial is Aaron Thompson, escorted by Katie Thomas
  • Latin Club visits Italy and France
  • The Mass is Handel’s Messiah

News of 1997

Princess Diana dies in a Parish car crash * Furby introduced * “Titanic” become smash movie of the year followed by “Men In Black” *  “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s/Philosopher’s Stone” becomes smash book * “Dolly” the sheep becomes first successful cloning of a mammal * Tiger Woods becomes the first African American to win the Masters Golf Tournament in Augusta Georgia * 


1998

  • Miss Memorial XXXV is Sarah Frederick
  • Mr. Memorial is John Cunningham, escorted by Jenni Neal
  • Softball becomes the first MHS softball team to win a trophy at the Sand Springs Invitational
  • Girls Cross Country earns 2nd place honors at Regionals
  • ALL 11 members of the Boys Swim Team placed at State; they had a 7-3 record for year
  • Girls Golf had an 8-1 record, placing 3rd at Edison Invitational, 3rd at Conference, 4th in State and 6th at Regionals
  • Boys Tennis placed 2nd at Green Country Conference
  • Girls Tennis also placed 2nd at Green Country Conferences, at 1st place at the Metro II Conference
  • MHS Hockey, a new sport, post a 8-5 season
  • Boys Basketball had an excellent 16-2 season
  • Girls Basketball received 3rd place at Green Country Conference
    • April Ponds was the 2nd leading scorer in the Conference

News of 1998

“Mulan” and “A Bug’s Life” released by Disney * Monica Lewinsky/Bill Clinton scandal leads to President Clinton’s impeachment * India and Pakistan both test nuclear weapons * “Armageddon,” “Saving Private Ryan,” and “Godzilla” are the top grossing movies * 

1999

  • Miss Memorial XXXVII is Elizabeth Harker
  • Mr Memorial is Aric Gaines
  • The musical is “Bye Bye Birdie”
  • The all school play is “You Can’t Take it With You”
  • There are many first time clubs, including Students Against Drunk Driving (SADD), Future Teachers of America, Special Olympics
  • The Big Blue Machine is the OBA Marching Champions of 1998
  • Student Council attends State Convention
  • Yearbook staff the Angel Tree at Woodland Hills Mall
  • Holly Ball is held on December 5, 1998
  • Pom goes to Nationals

News of 1999

Columbine High School Massacre in Littleton, Colorado * John F Kenndy Jr dies in a plane crash off of Martha’s Vineyard * Top selling movies include “The Matrix,” “Austin Powers: the Spy Who Shagged Me,” “The Sixth Sense,” and “the Mummy”  * Britney Spears bursts onto the music scene with “..Baby One More Time” * The Panama Canal is officially handed over to the Panamanian Government per a treaty signed by President Carter in 1977 *

1990

  • Miss Memorial XXVII is Angela Nimerick, escorted by Matt Schein
  • MHS has a re-dedication ceremony, dedicating the school to Vietnam Veterans
  • Girls Cross Country takes 4th place at Regionals and 1st place at Conference
  • Boys Cross Country takes 1st at Conference
  • Softball places 4th at Regionals
  • This is the first year for separate pom and cheer squads
News of 1990 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie introduced, creating videos, toys, posters, games etc along with it * Dr. Seuss’s last book, “Oh The Places You’ll Go” makes it on the New York Times bestseller list and remains a popular graduation gift * Top selling movies included “Ghost,” “Home Alone,” and “Pretty Woman” *

1991

  • Miss Memorial XXIX is Jenny Garrett, escorted by Brett Wright
    • At the Homecoming Game, MHS beats EC 13-0
  • School plays include “Steel Magnolias,” “Crimes of the Heart,” and “They Dance Real Slow in Jackson”
  • Two new clubs appear: Earth Club and Afro-American Society
  • A new class, Aerobics, is offered
  • This is the first year senior pictures are in color in the yearbook
  • This is the last year for wrestling, until 1994

News of 1991

Disney releases “Beauty and the Beast,” which becomes the first Disney movie to ever be nominated for an Oscar * Operation Desert Storm * Copper Age man found in glacier * Top selling movies were “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” and “Silence of the Lambs” * Grunge band Nirvana has its first hit with the song “Smells Like Teen Spirit” off the album “Nevermind”*

 1992

  • Miss Memorial XXX is Whitney Riddle, escorted by Jimmy Baker
  • Homecoming theme is “Wizard of Oz”
  • There are 1300 students enrolled at MHS this year
  • The musical is “The Sound of Music”
  • The Junior/Senior play is “Arsenic and Old Lace”
  • The Freshman/Sophomore play is “Diary of Anne Frank”
  • Other plays include “The Boy Who Loved to Dance,” and “The Day Aunt Patty Died”
  • The Cheerleaders have 3 All Star Cheerleaders (the highest honor a cheerleader earns) and places 1st at UCA Regionals
  • The Pom Pom Squad has 4 All Star Dancers and competes at Nationals
  • Students sport sweatshirts with “Gamma Sigma” on them
  • Boys Tennis’ Doubles Team Ken Cole and Scott Gorrell take 7th at State

News of 1992

“Alladin” is released by Disney * The Cold War officially ends * Riots in Los Angeles following the Rodney King verdict * Top grossing movies included “The Bodyguard,” and “Wayne’s World” * The catchphrase “Talk to the hand,” and “You go, girl” become immensely popular

 1993

  • Miss Memorial XXXI is Jody Baker, escorted by Mike Hall
  • MHS has 5 National Merit Semi-Finalists
  • Volleyball takes 1st at All City and District, and 2nd place at Regionals
  • The Softball team qualifies for Regionals
  • Instead of four separate clubs, the “International Club” is formed
  • “See You at the Pole” prayer group is formed
  • Masque and Gavel performs “And They Dance Real Slow in Jackson” one act play
  • The Junior/Senior play is “You Can’t Take it With You”
  • The Freshman/Sophomore play is “Greater Tuna”
  • Fashion fads include the southwest look of chambray shirts, silver button covers, and cowboy boots

News of 1993

Ty Beanie Babies introduced * “The Nightmare Before Christmas” is introduced * GPS technology in introduced* First human cloned * Branch Davidian cult compound raided in Waco Texas *  First bombing of the World Trade center * Top grossing movies included “Jurassic Park” and “Schindler’s List” * 


1994

  • Miss Memorial XXXII is Jamie McMahon, escorted by Matt Chandler
  •  MHS has one National Merit Semi-Finalist
  • Chargers of the Year are Jim Hall and Christine Monroe
  • Chargers Boys Basketball Team are the State Champs after beating Jenks 67-66!
  • The All School Play is “Up the Down Staircase”
  • The musical is “Guys & Dolls”
  • The Requiem Mass is presented by Choir at Holy Family Cathedral
  • Latin Club sponsors the first Memorial/Mervyn’s Style Show
  • Wrestling is back after a 3 year absence
  • Boy Swimmers place 8th at State
  • “Charlie the Charger” becomes the official school mascot, with a student sporting a horse costume
  • Cheerleading places at State (placing unknown)
  • Pom goes to Nationals
  • The InterAct mens service organization ends
  • Gamma Sigma continues
  • Masque and Gavel puts on the one act play, “The Quiet Place”
  • Pep Club holds a “Wing Ding” dance at the Tulsa Swing Club on February 19th
  • German Club students spend 3 weeks in Germany
  • Latin Club hosts the Oklahoma Junior Classical Convention
  • French Club brings back the old tradition of dancing the Can Can
  • Color Guard gets new uniform
  • TPS closes all high school campuses for lunch after a shooting of East Central students at Wendy's on Garnett. The shooter is a disgruntled employeewho shoots in to the crowded lunchtime restaurant indiscrinimately

News of 1994

Disney releases “the Lion King” * Chargers Basketball takes state * OJ Simpson arrested for the double murder of Nicole Brown-Simpson and Ron Goldman * Rwandan Genocide * Top selling movies were “The Lion King” and “Forrest Gump” * the TV phenomenon “Friends” airs *


1995

  • Miss Memorial XXXIII is Alex Dalton, escorted by Brian Paschal
  • MHS has two new principals this year – Stan Fields (for one month) then Steve Mayfield
  • MHS becomes a “Demonstration School” and OK Governor David Walters proclaims MHS a “Commemorative Community”
  • First year MHS has a Junior ROTC
  • First ever “Not So Miss Memorial” pageant is held, with boys dressed in drag
  • The musical is “Fiddler on the Roof”
  • First ever “Holly Ball” is held at the Petroleum Club; the DJ is the Music Factory
  • Latin Club’s annual Style Show is held to help raise funds to allow a group of Italian students to come to MHS for 2 weeks as part of a cultural exchange
  • Over 200 MHS students march in the Tulsa Veteran’s Day Parade
  • Boys Basketball takes 1st place at Conference
  • First Mr. Memorial is crowned, Tej Lad is named the Winter Sports Homecoming King
  • MHS has three new clubs: the Fishing Club, the Native American Student Association, and the Charger Bible Club
  • Senior Favorites are Tej Lad and Sarah Crumley
  • Volleyball wins the TU Invitationals; Coach Nathan Ellzey shaves his head as part of bet with the team
  • Girls Cross Country takes 2nd place honors at Conference
  • Girls Swimming earns 3rd place at All City
  • Cheerleaders take 1st place at Regionals
  • Pom earns a bid to Nationals
  • MHS gets a Dance Line, called Essence, with 13 members
  • Big Blue Machine becomes the 1st TPS marching band to ever make finals at the OBA State Contest, ranks 11th in State. The Percussion, Drumline, and Pit place 8th at State, and the Color Guard places 9th at State
  • The African American Society holds the first ever AAS Banquet
  •  MHS Student Council is selected to attend National Confernece
  • Chargers for Christ changes its name to “Won by One”
  • Pep Club holds its annual “Wing Ding Dance” at Woodward Park’s Tulsa Garden Center

News of 1995

Toy Story movie spawns Buzz Lightyear and Woody toys, games, puzzles, and more *  Pocahontas also released * OKC Murrah Building is bombed by American Terrorists Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols * Top Super Bowl ad features the croaking Budweiser frogs *

1996

  • Miss Memorial XXXIV is Stephanie Spain, escorted by Bobby Charles
  • Boys Tennis takes 1st in Doubles at the Green Country Conference
  • Boys Cross Country takes 1st place at Conference, and 3rd place in All City
  • Clubs include Indian, Fishing, International, Chargers for Christ/Won by One, The Sentinel, Cheer, Pom, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Key Club, Afro-American Society, Gamma Sigma, Student Council, Pep Club, Spanish Club, French Club, German Club, Latin Cub, National Honor Society, Science Club, Red Cross, Masque & Gavel, and Art Club.

News of 1996

Tickle Me Elmo introduced * Tupak Shakur killed in a drive by shooting * Unabomber Theodore Kazinski arrested * Top Selling movies included “Independence Day,” “Twister,” and “Mission: Impossible” * 

1997

  • Miss Memorial XXXIV (ibid) is Kathryn Cavins, escorted by Wes Pitcock
  • The musical is “Carousel”
  • Mr. Memorial is Aaron Thompson, escorted by Katie Thomas
  • Latin Club visits Italy and France
  • The Mass is Handel’s Messiah

News of 1997

Princess Diana dies in a Parish car crash * Furby introduced * “Titanic” become smash movie of the year followed by “Men In Black” *  “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s/Philosopher’s Stone” becomes smash book * “Dolly” the sheep becomes first successful cloning of a mammal * Tiger Woods becomes the first African American to win the Masters Golf Tournament in Augusta Georgia * 


1998

  • Miss Memorial XXXV is Sarah Frederick
  • Mr. Memorial is John Cunningham, escorted by Jenni Neal
  • Softball becomes the first MHS softball team to win a trophy at the Sand Springs Invitational
  • Girls Cross Country earns 2nd place honors at Regionals
  • ALL 11 members of the Boys Swim Team placed at State; they had a 7-3 record for year
  • Girls Golf had an 8-1 record, placing 3rd at Edison Invitational, 3rd at Conference, 4th in State and 6th at Regionals
  • Boys Tennis placed 2nd at Green Country Conference
  • Girls Tennis also placed 2nd at Green Country Conferences, at 1st place at the Metro II Conference
  • MHS Hockey, a new sport, post a 8-5 season
  • Boys Basketball had an excellent 16-2 season
  • Girls Basketball received 3rd place at Green Country Conference
    • April Ponds was the 2nd leading scorer in the Conference

News of 1998

“Mulan” and “A Bug’s Life” released by Disney * Monica Lewinsky/Bill Clinton scandal leads to President Clinton’s impeachment * India and Pakistan both test nuclear weapons * “Armageddon,” “Saving Private Ryan,” and “Godzilla” are the top grossing movies * 

1999

  • Miss Memorial XXXVII is Elizabeth Harker
  • Mr Memorial is Aric Gaines
  • The musical is “Bye Bye Birdie”
  • The all school play is “You Can’t Take it With You”
  • There are many first time clubs, including Students Against Drunk Driving (SADD), Future Teachers of America, Special Olympics
  • The Big Blue Machine is the OBA Marching Champions of 1998
  • Student Council attends State Convention
  • Yearbook staff the Angel Tree at Woodland Hills Mall
  • Holly Ball is held on December 5, 1998
  • Pom goes to Nationals

News of 1999

Columbine High School Massacre in Littleton, Colorado * John F Kenndy Jr dies in a plane crash off of Martha’s Vineyard * Top selling movies include “The Matrix,” “Austin Powers: the Spy Who Shagged Me,” “The Sixth Sense,” and “the Mummy”  * Britney Spears bursts onto the music scene with “..Baby One More Time” * The Panama Canal is officially handed over to the Panamanian Government per a treaty signed by President

1990

  • Miss Memorial XXVII is Angela Nimerick, escorted by Matt Schein
  • MHS has a re-dedication ceremony, dedicating the school to Vietnam Veterans
  • Girls Cross Country takes 4th place at Regionals and 1st place at Conference
  • Boys Cross Country takes 1st at Conference
  • Softball places 4th at Regionals
  • This is the first year for separate pom and cheer squads
News of 1990 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie introduced, creating videos, toys, posters, games etc along with it * Dr. Seuss’s last book, “Oh The Places You’ll Go” makes it on the New York Times bestseller list and remains a popular graduation gift * Top selling movies included “Ghost,” “Home Alone,” and “Pretty Woman” *

1991

  • Miss Memorial XXIX is Jenny Garrett, escorted by Brett Wright
    • At the Homecoming Game, MHS beats EC 13-0
  • School plays include “Steel Magnolias,” “Crimes of the Heart,” and “They Dance Real Slow in Jackson”
  • Two new clubs appear: Earth Club and Afro-American Society
  • A new class, Aerobics, is offered
  • This is the first year senior pictures are in color in the yearbook
  • This is the last year for wrestling, until 1994

News of 1991

Disney releases “Beauty and the Beast,” which becomes the first Disney movie to ever be nominated for an Oscar * Operation Desert Storm * Copper Age man found in glacier * Top selling movies were “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” and “Silence of the Lambs” * Grunge band Nirvana has its first hit with the song “Smells Like Teen Spirit” off the album “Nevermind”*

 1992

  • Miss Memorial XXX is Whitney Riddle, escorted by Jimmy Baker
  • Homecoming theme is “Wizard of Oz”
  • There are 1300 students enrolled at MHS this year
  • The musical is “The Sound of Music”
  • The Junior/Senior play is “Arsenic and Old Lace”
  • The Freshman/Sophomore play is “Diary of Anne Frank”
  • Other plays include “The Boy Who Loved to Dance,” and “The Day Aunt Patty Died”
  • The Cheerleaders have 3 All Star Cheerleaders (the highest honor a cheerleader earns) and places 1st at UCA Regionals
  • The Pom Pom Squad has 4 All Star Dancers and competes at Nationals
  • Students sport sweatshirts with “Gamma Sigma” on them
  • Boys Tennis’ Doubles Team Ken Cole and Scott Gorrell take 7th at State

News of 1992

“Alladin” is released by Disney * The Cold War officially ends * Riots in Los Angeles following the Rodney King verdict * Top grossing movies included “The Bodyguard,” and “Wayne’s World” * The catchphrase “Talk to the hand,” and “You go, girl” become immensely popular

 1993

  • Miss Memorial XXXI is Jody Baker, escorted by Mike Hall
  • MHS has 5 National Merit Semi-Finalists
  • Volleyball takes 1st at All City and District, and 2nd place at Regionals
  • The Softball team qualifies for Regionals
  • Instead of four separate clubs, the “International Club” is formed
  • “See You at the Pole” prayer group is formed
  • Masque and Gavel performs “And They Dance Real Slow in Jackson” one act play
  • The Junior/Senior play is “You Can’t Take it With You”
  • The Freshman/Sophomore play is “Greater Tuna”
  • Fashion fads include the southwest look of chambray shirts, silver button covers, and cowboy boots

News of 1993

Ty Beanie Babies introduced * “The Nightmare Before Christmas” is introduced * GPS technology in introduced* First human cloned * Branch Davidian cult compound raided in Waco Texas *  First bombing of the World Trade center * Top grossing movies included “Jurassic Park” and “Schindler’s List” * 


1994

  • Miss Memorial XXXII is Jamie McMahon, escorted by Matt Chandler
  •  MHS has one National Merit Semi-Finalist
  • Chargers of the Year are Jim Hall and Christine Monroe
  • Chargers Boys Basketball Team are the State Champs after beating Jenks 67-66!
  • The All School Play is “Up the Down Staircase”
  • The musical is “Guys & Dolls”
  • The Requiem Mass is presented by Choir at Holy Family Cathedral
  • Latin Club sponsors the first Memorial/Mervyn’s Style Show
  • Wrestling is back after a 3 year absence
  • Boy Swimmers place 8th at State
  • “Charlie the Charger” becomes the official school mascot, with a student sporting a horse costume
  • Cheerleading places at State (placing unknown)
  • Pom goes to Nationals
  • The InterAct mens service organization ends
  • Gamma Sigma continues
  • Masque and Gavel puts on the one act play, “The Quiet Place”
  • Pep Club holds a “Wing Ding” dance at the Tulsa Swing Club on February 19th
  • German Club students spend 3 weeks in Germany
  • Latin Club hosts the Oklahoma Junior Classical Convention
  • French Club brings back the old tradition of dancing the Can Can
  • Color Guard gets new uniform
  • TPS closes all high school campuses for lunch after a shooting of East Central students at Wendy's on Garnett. The shooter is a disgruntled employeewho shoots in to the crowded lunchtime restaurant indiscrinimately

News of 1994

Disney releases “the Lion King” * Chargers Basketball takes state * OJ Simpson arrested for the double murder of Nicole Brown-Simpson and Ron Goldman * Rwandan Genocide * Top selling movies were “The Lion King” and “Forrest Gump” * the TV phenomenon “Friends” airs *


1995

  • Miss Memorial XXXIII is Alex Dalton, escorted by Brian Paschal
  • MHS has two new principals this year – Stan Fields (for one month) then Steve Mayfield
  • MHS becomes a “Demonstration School” and OK Governor David Walters proclaims MHS a “Commemorative Community”
  • First year MHS has a Junior ROTC
  • First ever “Not So Miss Memorial” pageant is held, with boys dressed in drag
  • The musical is “Fiddler on the Roof”
  • First ever “Holly Ball” is held at the Petroleum Club; the DJ is the Music Factory
  • Latin Club’s annual Style Show is held to help raise funds to allow a group of Italian students to come to MHS for 2 weeks as part of a cultural exchange
  • Over 200 MHS students march in the Tulsa Veteran’s Day Parade
  • Boys Basketball takes 1st place at Conference
  • First Mr. Memorial is crowned, Tej Lad is named the Winter Sports Homecoming King
  • MHS has three new clubs: the Fishing Club, the Native American Student Association, and the Charger Bible Club
  • Senior Favorites are Tej Lad and Sarah Crumley
  • Volleyball wins the TU Invitationals; Coach Nathan Ellzey shaves his head as part of bet with the team
  • Girls Cross Country takes 2nd place honors at Conference
  • Girls Swimming earns 3rd place at All City
  • Cheerleaders take 1st place at Regionals
  • Pom earns a bid to Nationals
  • MHS gets a Dance Line, called Essence, with 13 members
  • Big Blue Machine becomes the 1st TPS marching band to ever make finals at the OBA State Contest, ranks 11th in State. The Percussion, Drumline, and Pit place 8th at State, and the Color Guard places 9th at State
  • The African American Society holds the first ever AAS Banquet
  •  MHS Student Council is selected to attend National Confernece
  • Chargers for Christ changes its name to “Won by One”
  • Pep Club holds its annual “Wing Ding Dance” at Woodward Park’s Tulsa Garden Center

News of 1995

Toy Story movie spawns Buzz Lightyear and Woody toys, games, puzzles, and more *  Pocahontas also released * OKC Murrah Building is bombed by American Terrorists Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols * Top Super Bowl ad features the croaking Budweiser frogs *

1996

  • Miss Memorial XXXIV is Stephanie Spain, escorted by Bobby Charles
  • Boys Tennis takes 1st in Doubles at the Green Country Conference
  • Boys Cross Country takes 1st place at Conference, and 3rd place in All City
  • Clubs include Indian, Fishing, International, Chargers for Christ/Won by One, The Sentinel, Cheer, Pom, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Key Club, Afro-American Society, Gamma Sigma, Student Council, Pep Club, Spanish Club, French Club, German Club, Latin Cub, National Honor Society, Science Club, Red Cross, Masque & Gavel, and Art Club.

News of 1996

Tickle Me Elmo introduced * Tupak Shakur killed in a drive by shooting * Unabomber Theodore Kazinski arrested * Top Selling movies included “Independence Day,” “Twister,” and “Mission: Impossible” * 

1997

  • Miss Memorial XXXIV (ibid) is Kathryn Cavins, escorted by Wes Pitcock
  • The musical is “Carousel”
  • Mr. Memorial is Aaron Thompson, escorted by Katie Thomas
  • Latin Club visits Italy and France
  • The Mass is Handel’s Messiah

News of 1997

Princess Diana dies in a Parish car crash * Furby introduced * “Titanic” become smash movie of the year followed by “Men In Black” *  “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s/Philosopher’s Stone” becomes smash book * “Dolly” the sheep becomes first successful cloning of a mammal * Tiger Woods becomes the first African American to win the Masters Golf Tournament in Augusta Georgia * 


1998

  • Miss Memorial XXXV is Sarah Frederick
  • Mr. Memorial is John Cunningham, escorted by Jenni Neal
  • Softball becomes the first MHS softball team to win a trophy at the Sand Springs Invitational
  • Girls Cross Country earns 2nd place honors at Regionals
  • ALL 11 members of the Boys Swim Team placed at State; they had a 7-3 record for year
  • Girls Golf had an 8-1 record, placing 3rd at Edison Invitational, 3rd at Conference, 4th in State and 6th at Regionals
  • Boys Tennis placed 2nd at Green Country Conference
  • Girls Tennis also placed 2nd at Green Country Conferences, at 1st place at the Metro II Conference
  • MHS Hockey, a new sport, post a 8-5 season
  • Boys Basketball had an excellent 16-2 season
  • Girls Basketball received 3rd place at Green Country Conference
    • April Ponds was the 2nd leading scorer in the Conference

News of 1998

“Mulan” and “A Bug’s Life” released by Disney * Monica Lewinsky/Bill Clinton scandal leads to President Clinton’s impeachment * India and Pakistan both test nuclear weapons * “Armageddon,” “Saving Private Ryan,” and “Godzilla” are the top grossing movies * 

1999

  • Miss Memorial XXXVII is Elizabeth Harker
  • Mr Memorial is Aric Gaines
  • The musical is “Bye Bye Birdie”
  • The all school play is “You Can’t Take it With You”
  • There are many first time clubs, including Students Against Drunk Driving (SADD), Future Teachers of America, Special Olympics
  • The Big Blue Machine is the OBA Marching Champions of 1998
  • Student Council attends State Convention
  • Yearbook staff the Angel Tree at Woodland Hills Mall
  • Holly Ball is held on December 5, 1998
  • Pom goes to Nationals

News of 1999

Columbine High School Massacre in Littleton, Colorado * John F Kenndy Jr dies in a plane crash off of Martha’s Vineyard * Top selling movies include “The Matrix,” “Austin Powers: the Spy Who Shagged Me,” “The Sixth Sense,” and “the Mummy”  * Britney Spears bursts onto the music scene with “..Baby One More Time” * The Panama Canal is officially handed over to the Panamanian Government per a treaty signed by President Carter in 1977 *
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