1969-70 Devine High School Cheerleaders & Pep Squad

1969-1970 Devine High School Pep Squad – DHS Pep Squad & cheerleaders pictured from the 1970 DHS yearbook: Pep Squad, L to Rt – Karen Brown, Norma Gonzalez, Alys Brown, Diana Rohmer, Emogene DuBose, Anna Davalos, Diana McMullin, Anna Williams, Bonnie Mendoza, Wanda Neuman, Leslie Melott, Josie Blatz, Kay Marsh, Susan Rackley, Wanda Kinard, Joyce Schott, Rita Cruz, Mary Stone, Donna Sollock, Saveida Gallegos, Mary Ramirez, Karen Bower, Evelyn Ricord, Jo Ann Jungman, Lupe Buentello, Josie Hernandez, Susan Brown, Marilyn Fuquay, Mary Herrera, Alice Navarro, Janie Aguinaga, Rosa Munoz, Clara Campsey, Imogene McAllister, Debbie Estep, Ruth Morales, Rebecca Alvarado, Barbara Neuman, Barbara Boenig, Debbie Stevens, Brenda Grote, Debbie Rhode, Patricia Aguillen, Janis Hagan, Sandy Brown. Cheerleaders in front: Katie Keilman, Barbara McEntyre, Teri McMullin, Linda Arche, Alice Pompa.

“Two Bits, Four Bits, Six Bits, a Dollar! All for Devine, Stand Up & Holler!” There is nothing like a familiar cheer like “Two Bits” to bring you to your feet and to take you back to your schooldays in Devine with all the school spirit of game days!
For many decades the DHS Cheerleaders led this cheer with the DHS Pep Squad who served their school as the traditional Spirit Leaders for their fellow classmates & community! They were a well-prepared team who displayed school unity and pride each Friday night at Warhorse Stadium in support of their beloved Warhorse team. Each cheer was choreographed, and practiced weekly, to be prepared for the pep rallies and games. They dressed in uniform and worked as a team for all games, and you never had to worry about any lack of cheering at the games! They were loud & proud and led the entire homestands for each cheer!
The DHS Cheerleaders who led the Pep Squad in cheering, in those years, had to be juniors or seniors and there were only five of them! That is a big change from nowadays, but there were only about 380 students in the high school back in 1970. The bigger cheerleader squads of today are not just juniors or seniors, and they have a lot more students to lead!
*Join these 1970 & 1971 Spirit Leaders & others at this year’s HOMECOMING on Sept. 24-25, 2021 starting with the Friday night football game at Warhorse Stadium. Kick-off is at 7:30pm but come early to check in with the Devine Ex-Students/Teachers Association (DExSTA), or the Class of ’70 & ’71 registration tables. Catch up with old friends and meet new ones too! Then the next day (Sat. Sept 25), head on over to the DSAC at 1pm for the annual DExSTA Homecoming Social & Meeting for more Homecoming festivities.
*For more Homecoming info, contact DExSTA board members, Nancy Ehlinger Saathoff ’75 or Jeff Wisenbaker ’75.