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NEW!You probably all know I'm working on Inci Smith's collection of books, and I just looked through one that had a couple of really nice pictures tucked between the pages of her and her prom date, Bret Kula '85 and her lovely corsage. Now this might have been when they were Juniors, I'm not sure, and I even thought about adding it to the Lore page, where there are a few other similar items. But instead I think the best place to put the prom collage is on this, her and Bret's Senior book cover page. And she really wanted me to include a current picture from this Summer 2005 of Inci and her son, too. A link to her Senior picture is included in the "Kudos" section below. Thank you from us, Inci, for your generous contribution to e-Citadel.

As the e-Citadel project has progressed we have learned that the yearbook has gone by many a name - Ayyildiz, Vapor Trails, even Turkish Towel. And now at last the Trojan has been honored with this recognition of his true importance in the life of the school. (Scroll down for a smaller, embossed version of the cover Trojan.) Recognized in more ways than one - the newspaper was called The Trojan Horse! Also some great shots of the school musical, Grease, and of the Trojan Spirit Bonfire!

Although several books after the mid-60s had some color photos or were entirely in color, in the Trojan we see a return to black and white throughout. A faded example is shown at left to give you an idea of how good a lot of the photos are (original).

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You can tell by the link buttons this is another book that was assembled in a different order than most. Each member of the yearbook staff is represented by a cartoon. You'll find movie and rock stars making cameo appearances. And the students - keep your eyes open for a lot of VERY hairy faces... AHS really produces some rebels!

Huge and heartfelt Ankara group-hug to Karen Parker (Gamble) '85 and Inci Smith (Ceurvels) '85, who both sent in their 1985 yearbooks for the project. Thank you both so much! Your contribution is deeply appreciated by all who visit these archives.

The Year

Top 10 Songs of 1985

1. Like A Virgin - Madonna
2. I Want to Know What Love Is - Foreigner
3. Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go - Wham!
4. Money For Nothing - Dire Straits
5. We Built This City - Starship
6. The Power of Love - Huey Lewis & the News
7. Everybody Wants to Rule the World - Tears for Fears
8. Every Time You Go - Paul Young
9. Crazy For You - Madonna
10. Take On Me - A-Ha

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