Althoff Catholic High School - Crusader Yearbook (Belleville, IL)

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CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL MAGAZINE 1986-1987 2 Talk with Bishop 6 National News 12 Area News 16 New Faces 18 Democracy News 20 Historic and Landmark Birthdays 22 Fashion in ' 87 26 Tasty Tunes 30 Trendy Trends 34 A Visit to the Other Side " Time of Favor " — I ' ve done about 150 Confirmations since I ' ve been here. I think they ' ve been pretty well prepared. The big trick is to get them to relax. I meet with them before, you know, and I try to crack a joke or something to get them to open up. So if I can just get them to relax — and I ' m not looking just for stock answers, I ' m looking for some deeper things. I ask them what they ' re hoping for in the future, and how the Holy Spirit might be of assistance to them. But I ' ve found them well prepared and pretty honest. Do you foresee the closing of any more Catholic schools? I see the schools as being very stable right now. And you know, I have never closed a school unless the community has searched through the question and the local community has made a recommendation to me. So, if a community really wants to keep their school alive, I will do everything I can to encourage that. There are very few cases where this is not possible, but maybe in some cases, it is going to be a real struggle. To me, it is a waste of resources to see one parish building extra classrooms, while just a few blocks away, another school has empty classrooms. That just does not make «ny sense to me, and I don ' t think this is a sign of strength. What is your responsibility concerning the parochial school system? There is a board that meets regularly, called the Diocesan School Board. It is a very strong board. It comes up with recommendations on pay scales, opening-closing of schools, and curriculum. The Director of Education, Mr. Tom Posnanski, is at the meetings every month, and he presents his programs to the board and then the board concurs and goes on. The board handles education in al¬ most all its aspects. While schools are the main part, it also handles Adult Education, RCIA, and the PSR programs. About one-half of the parishes have schools, and we have, of course, four high schools. So there are a lot of places in the diocese, which consists of 28 counties, that don ' t have the opportunity for Catholic schooling. We have six dean¬ eries, the East Deanery (14 counties) has no Catholic high school. Neither does the South Deanery, which goes all the way down to Cairo. The Belleville Deanery has Althoff; East St. Louis has Assumption; the West has Gibault, and the West Central has Mater Dei. Of the Confirmations you have done, how prepared have the students been? A time of favor. That ' s how Bishop James P. Keleher de¬ scribed this year ' s centennial celebra¬ tion of the Catholic Diocese of Belleville. Taken from the Old Testament, a time of favor refers to a time to remember the heroic deeds, struggles and faith of ancestors, Keleher said. " As we celebrate this time of favor, re¬ membering the past and growing closer to each other in the Spirit, may we also look with hopeful eyes to our future, " Keleher wrote in his centennial procla¬ mation. Today, the diocese covers 11,678 square miles — Illinois ' 28 southernmost counties — and comprises 122,419 Catholics, 130 parishes, 156 clergy and 21 seminarians. Total population in the diocese is 861,986. St. Peter ' s Cathedral, Belleville 1. Molly Polka speaks with the Bishop and records the following interview. 2. St. John ' s Orphanage is the Pastoral Center now. 2 Greets Church ' s 100th 1900 — A site is purchased for St. John ' s Orphanage. 1905 — Cathedral High School in Belleville opens. 1912 — St. Peter ' s Cathedral in Belleville burns; restoration begins later. 1913 — Janssen dies. 1914 — The Rev. Henry J. Alth- off is ordained the second bishop of Belleville. 1926 — St. Henry ' s Preparatory Seminary opens; closed in 1984. 1947 — Althoff dies and is re¬ placed by the Rev. Albert R. Zuroweste. 1950s — The diocese opens four high schools: Assumption in East St. Louis; Gibault in Waterloo; Mater Dei in Breese; and Althoff in Belleville. 1962-65 — Zuroweste serves as Council Father at Vatican II. 1976 — Zuroweste retires and is replaced by the Rev. William M. Cosgrove. 1981 — Cosgrove retires and is replaced by the Rev. John N. Wurm. 1984 — Wurm dies and is re¬ placed by the Rev. James P. Ke- leher. 1987 — Diocese celebrates its centennial. In the areas where there are no Catholic schools, how are the children educated in religion?? They do very well. Many of the parishes have a Director of Religious Education that is responsible for coordinating the whole religious program for the parish. They are like the principal; they do all the organizing. It ' s a great way for the laity to get involved in one of the most important ministries of the church — education. Is the CYO meeting the needs of the youth in the diocese?? This is the most active CYO I ' ve experienced. In other places I ' ve seen, it ' s been exclusively athletic. Ours includes social and spiritual. It can be furthered. One problem is that there is no counterpart for those older than CYO age — young adults. Will we lose contact with those out of high school? 20-24 could be very productive — this is my only worry. Why do you think that so few religious vocations are occur¬ ring in the diocese? It ' s a national trend. We will ordain three priests this year. In the past four years no one was ordained. One — we be¬ come more materialistic and individualistic; for a person to become a religious the road is not open to material gains. Two — on the positive side, a lot are discovering that they can serve in the Church as laity. What are you feelings about the youth in our diocese? I find them open and positive. I wish I was able to work directly with them. I miss that, the openness. Young people like to make it a better world. They are very altruistic, and the Church needs to tap this. When kids finish high school, it seems we lose a lot. The theme of the Centennial is " A Time of Favor. " I think that the years that you have spent at Althoff have been very graced. Those years have been difficult and exciting. It was good to spend them at Althoff. Look back and remember the years, remember the faith you have made and the friends you have made. It is a time of favor for our future. The Lord will continue to walk with us through the hard times. Look at the future with a lot of hope and be faithful to values and the Blood of Christ and the faith of your church. Because religion competes against opposing and conflicting social trends, Retreats attempt to bridge the gap. Early in the morning on Thursday, Octo¬ ber 2, forty Althoff students gathered in front of the gym. These students were waiting for the bus that would take them to the Marianist Apostolic Center for their Senior Retreat. I was one of these forty students. While everyone sat around waiting for the bus, which was late of course, I heard various groups of people talking. Some were ex¬ cited, and some were not even close to being enthused about the whole idea. The bus finally arrived, and all of us lugged our gear on board. Somewhere near ten o ' clock the bus reached its des¬ tination. Everyone went inside the re¬ treat house. We were introduced to our 2 retreat leaders. They were both very young, and it seemed odd that such young people would be doing this. I think everyone was expecting a couple of priests to make us ' holy ' on our two day trip, but this was not the case. The first day was spent doing various activities in small groups of ten and as a large group of forty. Each small group had a leader, and I was so privileged to have Tony Bankston as my group lead¬ er. But, believe it or not, my group actu¬ ally did get some things accomplished. During the day we were allowed free time every once in a while. The guys all went and played football or basketball. What the girls did, I don ' t know, be¬ cause I was playing football. To close our first day we watched a movie, and then we were treated to a late night piz¬ za party. About midnight, everyone went to bed. We were all exhausted. The next morning at 8:30, everyone woke to the sounds of " Louie, Louie " blaring over the speakers in the rooms. After showering, getting dressed, and eating, we all went to the ' great ' room to begin our activities of the day. The activities were always lots of fun, and I learned a lot about people I never knew before. Somewhere around 3:00 we were told it was time to return to Alth¬ off. Normally, you would think teen¬ agers would be relieved to go home. But not this group. During our 2 days we had all grown together as a kind of family. We took some group pictures and then boarded the bus. Some were glad, and some were sad, but I know everyone en¬ joyed this experience. We returned to Althoff at 4:00. Many talked of their evening plans because it was Friday. We would all see each other in school Mon¬ day and remember the wonderful school retreat we had. P.S. I ' m sure you want to know about the food. Well, be¬ lieve it or not, the food was very deli¬ cious. And they let us have seconds and thirds, and fourths ... — Greg Bedell The Freshmen Retreat was a worthwhile experience. It gave the freshman class a chance to get to know some of our fellow classmates as well as a chance to become closer to God. The day began with a busride to our destination, St. Luke ' s Parish Center. There, we were greeted by Father Elmar, who conducted our retreat. We were then put in groups with a senior as the leader of each group. After being separated into groups, we discussed who we were and what we liked. We then discussed how God had touched our lives. After getting to know the people in our group, it was much easier to talk with them. This allowed the day to run smoother. After eating lunch, we participated in a prayer service. The day ended with mass at St. Luke ' s Church. After mass, we boarded the bus for the ride back to school. All in all, the retreat was a success because we became closer to God and closer as a class. — Garrett Hoerner Teens Encounter Christ is a three-day experience in Christian living. You experience: a fresh and exciting place away from home, school, and work; meeting youth from other areas; finding a God you can believe in; encoun¬ tering Jesus Christ, risen and alive today; a follow-up program to help you live what you find at TEC, a time to reflect on your life, your ideas, hopes, and dreams. An encounter with Christ must be a freely accepted response. There will be no pressure. You are not to be expected to make definite decisions or make final conclusions. That ' s what the brochure tells you. Now let me tell you what REALLY goes on. On the Saturday morning of your TEC, you travel between one and three hours to wherever the retreat is being held. It ' s usually held somewhere in the boonies of southern Illinois, so don ' t expect too much hopping nightlife. You check in about 11:00 a.m., and you settle into your room. You had better have practiced your southern accent, because chances are that you will be rooming with someone from Murphysboro, or (heaven forbid) Ken¬ tucky, and they don ' t know how to talk right. My TEC weekend was the best weekend of my life. It did not change ME; it just added so much to my personality, my relationship with God, and most of all, to my relationship with you — every one of you. TEC is not a " cult-thing. " It gives you something practical to hold on to. You can ' t imagine the family TEC has created. Here are people who really love you, not just tolerate you or patronize you, but love you unconditional¬ ly. They don ' t care about your grades, or who your friends are, or what kind of car you drive. They just care about you. It ' s so simple, you ' ll be amazed at how easy it is. 6 1. Greg Graham practices music during a break on Sparta 62. 2. E. J. Jarvis jumps for joy over Fr. Alan Ruppert. 3. Holly Halverson, Lau¬ ra Voellinger, and Debbie Monk display their piety on their senior retreat. 4. Ken Wetstein, Mark Fausz, Liz Murphy, Brenda Rensing, Mol¬ ly Polka, Lisa Buettner, and Amy Kniepkamp sing the Blessing of Aaron at a reunion mass. 5. Greg Davis and Ken Rutter get crazy at the Evansville reunion. 6. Doug Elbe and Fr. Alan enjoy messing up Jim Schranz ' s styled hair. 7 Reunions are a very important and fun part of the TEC retreat program. I don ' t know, maybe it was the people — well, I guess it had to be the people — but my senior retreat was just a great experience. I did not expect it to be, but it was. It is so incredible how people can go to school with someone for three years or so and never talk to that someone, but know his or her name and form a defi¬ nite opinion about him or her. Everyone seems so nonchalant about typecasting people who are basically strangers, when you get right down to it. I did it. You probably do it now. Well, retreat blew all of my stereotypes right out the water. At first, I felt guilty. Where did I get off pre-judging these people? Didn ' t I hate the idea of others typecasting me? Then, I was happy to find how much I had in common with a lot of the people in my group; many of us had the same fears, worries, etc. We talked and thought, and then we talked about what we thought about. We complained, protested, learned, agreed, disagreed, laughed, and even cried. We had a good time. We became friends. I can ' t say that everyone in our group became " best buddies. " But I can say that at least everyone in our group un¬ derstands each other better. A lot of stereotypes were erased and a lot of bad feelings were cleared. No matter what you think, retreat is not stupid. It is about getting to know your classmates, and, more importantly, it is about getting to know yourself. — Ali¬ cia Sierra JANUARY 1986 7-Reagan orders all Americans remaining in Lybia to return home. U.S. cuts all economic ties to Lybia. -Reagan, " Khadafy is not only a barbarian, but he ' s flaky. " -Soviets blast U.S. films — RAMBO: FIRST BLOOD PART II, ROCKY IV, and RED DAWN. 15-Mikhail S. Gorbachev proposed a world wide ban on nu¬ clear weapons by the year 2000. -South Africa blockades Lesotho. -Gramm-Rudman budget law is triggered. -U.S. participates in MIA talks in Vietnam. 23-Oil prices plunge to a 6-year low. -U.S. commences flight operations over Lybia. -First Martin Luther King holiday observed. 28-NATION STUNNED BY TRAGEDY. American space shut¬ tle Challenger explodes shortly after take-off, all seven crew members are lost, shuttle fleet is grounded, Reagan postpones State of the Union address, makes plea to the schoolchildren of America who were watching the live coverage of the shuttle ' s take-off. " What happened, " he said, " was part of the process of exploration and discov¬ ery. " -Voyager 2 discovers new rings and moons about Uranus. 26-Bears out Patriots in Super Bowl 46-10. FEBRUARY 7-Jean Claude Duvalier flees Haiti, ends 28-year family rule. 7-Philippine election held amid fraud and violence. -Reagan appoints commission to study the shuttle disaster. 1 1 -Soviets free Jewish dissident Anatoly B. Shcharansky after eight years of imprisonment and forced labor. He returns to Israel. -Marcos is declared winner of Philippine election, Aquino announces " active resistance " campaign. -U.S. Senate condemns Philippine elections, saying they were " marked by widespread fraud. 26-Marcos flees the Philippines hours after inauguration end¬ ing a 20-year presidency. Juan Ponce Enrile and Lt. Gen. Fidel Ramos resigned and pledged support to Corazon Aquino, the new president. U.S. promises Marcos a safe haven if he left peacefully. -Reagan asks Congress for $100 million for the Nicara¬ guan contras fighting to overthrow the Sandinista govern¬ ment. 1986-1987 Year of Tragedy Year of Triumph MARCH 1. The President and First Lady mourn alongside the families of the seven astronauts who died aboard the space shuttle Challenger. 2. Challenger ex¬ plodes, 73 seconds after lift-off. 3. Hands Across America |Oins 5 million Americans to raise money for poor 4. Tripoli in shambles after bombing. 5. Soviet dissident Shcharansky is freed. 6. Antonin Scalia fills vacant seat on the Supreme Court. -Premier Olaf Palme assassinated; killing stuns nation, world. -U.S. NEWS 7 WORLD REPORT publishes letter from Andrei Sakharov, famous Soviet nuclear physicist, and impris¬ oned Jewish dissident. -Pope John Paul II visits India. -Adlai E. Stevenson easily wins the Democratic nomination for Illinois governor, only to be stunned by the discovery that two of his running mates were followers of right¬ winger Lyndon H. LaRouche. 18-Buckingham Palace announced the engagement of Prince Andrew to Sarah Ferguson. 24- U.S. Navy hits Lybian ships. APRIL 2-Arab terrorists plant bomb on TWA jet nearing Athens, kills 4 Americans. -Gorbachev calls for summit on test bans. -West Berlin disco bombing kills 2, one American service¬ man. 14-U.S. bombs Lybian targets in response to terrorist attacks, anti-American protests break out around the world, Rea¬ gan ' s popularity soars in the U.S. MAY -Crisis at Soviet Chernobyl nuclear plant spreads radiation and fear. -Seven-nation economic summit held in Tokyo, meeting termed a success, anti-terrorism declaration issued. -McDonald ' s begins serving Classic Coke again, instead of New Coke. 25- Over 5 million Americans form human chain across coun¬ try — " Hands Across America " raises money con¬ sciousness about poor. JUNE -Senate begins cable broadcasts on cable T.V. -Challenger crew is buried. -S. Africa declares national state of emergency. -Shuttle commission presents report, blames NASA for ne¬ glecting to address serious problems in program. -Kurt Waldheim wins Austrian Presidency despite Nazism charges. -Fear of terrorism hurts tourism. -Chief Justice Warren Burger resigns, William Rehnquist is appointed new Chief Justice, and Antonin Scalia is ap¬ pointed aid to Contras. JULY •Gorbachev sends letter to Reagan, says he ' s willing to compromise on issue of medium-range missiles. -World Court declares U.S. aid to Contras illegal. -Statue of Liberty ' s 100th Birthday is celebrated. -Britain ' s Prince Andrew weds Sarah Ferguson. AUGUST -U.S. Senate passes S. Africa sanctions - " crack " explosion alarms nation. -Vatican bars Charles Curran from teaching at Catholic University. 30-KGB arrests U.S. N W R Moscow correspondent Nicholas Daniloff, accused of espionage. SEPTEMBER 5- Four Arab terrorists storm a Pan Am jumbo jet in Karachi, Pakistan. After 16 hours, fearing a raid by Pakistan com¬ mandos, the gunmen opened fire, killing 21 people. 6- Two Arab terrorists killed 21 Jewish worshippers them¬ selves in an attack on a synagogue in Instanbul, Turkey. 12-American reporter Nicholas S. Daniloff was given over to the U.S., the same day that Gennadi F. Zakharov, a jailed Soviet accused of spying in the U.S., was released to the Soviet ambassador. -Women scored major victories in several primaries on " su¬ perprimary day " . The results helped enshrine 1986 as a year when women who were seasoned politicians broke through in large numbers to run for high statewide office. -82 people were killed as the result of a collision between an Aeromexico airliner a small private airplane over Los Angeles. -Martina Navratilova Ivan Lendl won the singles titles at the U.S. Open tennis tournament. -Philippines President Corazon Aquino arrived in the U.S. to meet with Reagan and to address a joint session of Con¬ gress. " Cory " scores homerun, while Congress promises financial and economic aid, as well as enthusiastic sup¬ port. -Senate confirms Rehnquist, 65-33 as new Chief Justice, and unanimously voted 98-0 to approve Antonin Scalia as the new member of the court. -First Lady goes on the air to appeal for a " national cru¬ sade " against drug abuse, launches ' Just say no ' cam¬ paign. 3 1 Violence erupts in S. Africa as attempts are made to abolish apartheid. 2. The two superpowers quibble over Star Wars in Iceland pre-summit. 3. Khadafy, " mad dog " Lybian leader, supports the defeat of America through terrorism. 4. Nick Daniloff is taken hostage in Moscow, becomes pawn in superpower game. 5. America celebrates 4th in show-stealing fashion, with Lady on center stage. -Reagan orders drug testing of federal employees holding " sensitive positions ' ' . -177 die in South Africa Gold Mine, the country ' s worst gold mine disaster, as a result of poor safety conditions. -Reagan vetoes South African sanctions. -U.S. expels 25 Soviet diplomats. OCTOBER -Reagan and Gorbachev agree to confer in Reykjavik, Ice¬ land Oct. 1 1-12, to establish a framework for a possible summit in the U.S. -Daniloff and Zakharov are set free. -Congress overrides South African sanctions veto, Reagan nominates Edward J. Perkins to be the first black Ameri¬ can ambassador to South Africa. -Nicaragua shot down a U.S. plane carrying contra sup¬ plies, kills two Americans on board, one parachuted and was captured, Eugene Hasenfus, an ex-Marine, CIA de¬ nied any role. -U.S. was accused of deceiving the press about future re¬ taliatory strikes against Lybia. -Reagan and Gorbachev hold Reykjavik prep summit, " Star Wars ' issue blocks a sweeping arms agreement. The leaders blamed each other. -U.K. cuts all ties with Syria. -Vatican removes the authority of Seattle Arch-bishop Raymond G. Hunthausen because of the bishop ' s liberal policies from liturgy to sexual matters. -N.Y. Mets defeat the Boston Red Sox in the World Series. NOVEMBER -American hostages are freed in Lebanon, U.S.-Iran arms deal is revealed. U.S. shocked because this violated the administration ' s vow never to negotiate with terrorists. -Reagan confirms the arms shipment to Iran, but denies the deal for hostage releases. -The Federal fight against AIDS is called lacking by the Na¬ tional Academy of Sciences. -Reagan defends the Iran policy, and ends the arms sales. -Eugene Hasenfus is convicted by the Sandinistas to 30 years in prison. -U.S. Catholic Bishops meet in N.Y. approve a pastoral letter on " economic justice. " -White House says that profits from covert U.S. sales of arms to Iran were secretly diverted to contra rebels. -Reagan says that he was not fully informed. Vice Adm. John Poindexter, the national security advisor, resigned, and Lt. Col. North was fired. 9 DECEMBER -Reagan asks independent counsel to probe Iran affair, names Carlucci as national security advisor. -Poindexter and North plead the Fifth Amendment. -U.S. violates the Salt II arms pact. -Actor Cary Grant dies. -Reagan asks Congress to grant immunity to Poindexter and North in return for testimony. -Nicaragua pardons American Eugene Hasenfus, and sends him home. -Corazon Aquino was named TIME magazine ' s Woman of the Year. -Sakharovs were freed from their exile. -The experimental aircraft Voyager circled the world with¬ out refueling, in nine days and three minutes. JANUARY 1987 -Reagan undergoes prostrate surgery. -Senate panal report of Iran-contra arms scandal is pub¬ lished by the New York Times; found no evidence that Reagan knew of the diversion of funds to the contras. -Evangelist Oral Roberts told T V. audiences that unless he received $4.5 million in donations by March, God was going to " call him home. " -R. Budd Dwyer, Pennsylvania state treasurer, convicted of bribery, put a pistol in his mouth and killed himself on live T.V. -Anglican envoy Terry Waite is in Beruit trying to negotiate the release of Western hostages, fear mounts that he may have been taken hostage himself. -N. Y. Giants rout Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XXI, 39-20. FEBRUARY -Philippine voters new constitution -Liberace dies of AIDS. -Former national security advisor Robert C. McFarland at¬ tempts suicide. -U.S. yacht, STARS STRIPES wins the America ' s Cup. - " Amerika " mini-series is aired, portraying the U.S. 10 years after a Soviet takeover. -Donald Regan resigns as White Ffouse Chief of Staff, and is replaced by Sen. F-loward Baker. Russians By Sting In Europe and America, there ' s a growing feeling of hysteria Conditioned to respond to all the threats In the rhetorical speeches of the Soviets Mr. Krushchev said we will bury you I don ' t subscribe to this point of view It would be such an ignorant thing to do If the Russians loved their children too How can I save my little boy from Oppenheimer ' s deadly toy There is not monopoly of common sense On either side of the political fence We share the same biology Regardless of ideology Believe me when I say to you I hope the Russians love their children, too There is no historical precedent To put the words in the mouth of the President There ' s no such thing as a winnable war It ' s a lie we don ' t believe anymore Mr. Reagan says we will protect you I don ' t subscribe to this point of view Believe me when I say to you I hope the Russians love their children, too We share the same biology Regardless of ideology What might save us me and you Is that the Russians love their children, too. 2 1 Deadly " crack " hits streets. 2. After Iranscam: new Chief of Staff Howard Baker and new NSC Director Frank Carlucci. 3. Harvard celebrates its 350th. 4 England ' s Prince Andrew weds Sarah Ferguson. 5. Can Gorbachev really implement reforms? -Tower Commission Report is published, revealing the ad¬ ministrations role in the Iran-Contra dealings. MARCH -Moscow urges accord on the elimination of medium- range missiles in Europe, drops its insistence on restricting " Star Wars " testing. -Reagan admits mistakes in Iran " Arms-for-Hostages " trade in national speech. -NCAA bans Southern Methodist University 1987 football season because of outrageous violations. -TV evangelist Jim Bakker resigns his ministry after admit¬ ting to a sex scandal and blackmail. He accuses rival evangelist Jimmy Swaggert of attempting to take over his PTL ministry. -Florida greyhound race track owner given Oral Roberts $1.3 million, so that God doesn ' t call him to Heaven. St. Louis Union Station, a four-story Bed¬ ford stone building of modified Roman¬ esque design, rising at the front in a slen¬ der clock tower, was completed in 1894 at a cost of $18 million. It was designed by Theodore C. Link and built on an arm of old Chouteau ' s Pond. The landmark was redeveloped by The Rouse Com¬ pany and reopened in 1985 after it was abandoned as a railroad depot. It now features specialty retail, restaurants and a luxury Omni International Hotel The $ 135 million renovation was the na¬ tion ' s largest restoration project. The 11.5 acre train shed was selectively re¬ glazed and re-roofed; the original steel support structure remains exposed to remind visitors of the train shed ' s origi¬ nal use. Many important local and state community events occurred in 1986-87. In order to improve the safety of her citizens, the state of Illinois toughened its DUI laws, a move effective in January. In June of ' 86, area residents joined the " Hands Across America " campaign to help the needy. By May of ' 87 over 12 million dollars raised from the campaign had been spent on projects to benefit the less fortunate. The city of Swansea celebrated its centennial in August with parades, a festival, century-old costumes, and many exciting events. The month of October brought events which left a marked impression on local communities. The Kroger Company closed its St. Louis area stores - including those in Metro East. This move left many local workers without jobs. The National Food Stores chain, along with numerous locally owned stores reopened, however, thus re-employing many of the men and women. One of the most tragic events of the year also happened in October. As a result of too much rain and a faulty flood gate on the riverfront, the city of East St. Louis flooded. Many people lost their homes and all of their belongings. Surround¬ ing community groups pitched in to help the suffering fam¬ ilies. The fall also brought the celebration of the first anniver¬ sary of the historic re-opening of St. Louis Union Station. The spring of ' 87 brought the Proud Partners group in Belle¬ ville out to help beautify the community. They cleaned up along the highways, and they also plan to reconstruct the banks of Richland Creek. Spring also was the time for the grand " re-opening " of Memorial Fountain in the square. Workers replaced the outer shell of the fountain and took care of other needed repairs. The city now boasts of an origi¬ nal water show that lasts over 40 minutes. Early in 1987 the March of Dimes also held the most successful walk-a-thon in Belleville ' s history. 1987 is also a year of planning in the area. Many new build¬ ings are scheduled for construction including a West-end mall which will have a new Venture store in the complex. The Lake Christine Center is planned for the East end, along with a new health spa. Also, the old Imbs Mill was destroyed so that the Richland Creed Office Park could be built. Many other com¬ mercial properties are scheduled for Swansea and Fairview Heights as well. Belleville and the surrounding communities will probably keep expanding until they merge with St. Louis and become St. Louis East, " (o.k., maybe not!) But, I know we all want the area to be known as a nice place to live, a place where dreams become realities. M. Taphorn. 13 It ' s taking and it ' s giving and it ' s 1 1 Maria Santos has been working at Baskin Robbins for a year. 2. Stephanie Pierce works at the YMCA as a swimming instructor life¬ guard and is paid $3.60 an hour. Previously she worked at the Westhaven Pool, and at the Belleville Pool. Working for a living 3. Michelle Clancy works for Dominos Pizza. She started by answering telephones and is now a pie maker. She makes $3.80 an hour. 5. Brad Zacharski, also in the pizza business, works at Ken ' s, where he makes $3.50 as a cook. 7. Lisa Mueller also has worked at Baskin Robbins, and now works at Dairy Queen 8. Melanie Schranz, a member of the Junior Board, has worked in the Fam¬ ous Junior Dept, for the last year at $3.62 an hour. 1 1. Jodi Edgar and Sue Dewein help out after school at the Magic Daycare center. They both receive $3.50 an hour. " 16 " is a very big year for a lot of reasons. For most, it means a car, usually borrowed, but nevertheless, the freedom to go where we please. Turning 16 is a milestone for yet another reason. For many of us, it means going out and getting a job for the first time in our lives. A job, of course, is the very biggest jump into adulthood we can take. It means a steady paycheck, weekly schedules, taxes, FICA, United Way, union dues, uniforms (nothing new, no doubt), bosses (also nothing new), and other assorted responsibilities. For the first time, we are gravely responsible for our actions, and our supervisors are not parents or teachers who tend to give us second chances. Instead, they are managers and crew leaders and employers who sometimes don ' t really care if you work there or not. They almost inevitably demand that their jobs certain¬ ly have higher priority than, say, school, and always higher priority than your social life. For the first time, someone else decides what you do with your free time, where you will be, and what you will be doing. Jobs vary, granted, but most work is menial, and takes little skill, although certain industries would invariably shut down if it weren ' t for the teenage work force. The fast food chains, in particular, are notorious for employing teens at below mini¬ mum wage and giving them tons of hours. It is not hardly unusual to find kids at McDonald ' s working 30-35 hours a week. As usual, people find many things to disagree with about this issue. Some educators and parents don ' t think it is a good idea to let students work because it takes up so much time. Kids need time to enjoy life, and exposing them too early to adult responsibilities will make them cynical. On the other side of the fence, many people agree that hold¬ ing a part-time job is a very worthwhile experience. You learn to budget time and money, in addition to learning how to get along with fellow employees as well as customers. Although receiving a weekly paychecks can persuade some students to go to work right out of high school, more often it is a motiva¬ tion, encouraging kids to go on to college or vocational train¬ ing because they ' ve seen people who have passed up that opportunity and remained at unskilled jobs all of their lives. Working is more of an eye-opener to the real world than just about anything else. It is quite a shock to be pampered all of your life, and then be surrounded by people whose only in¬ come is flipping burgers or standing at registers. The same paycheck that pays for your gas and car insurance feeds their kids and pays their rent. For us, a job is a diversion. For them, it is the center of their lives. Many years from now, when we are all settled, we ' ll look back and remember many different things about our job exper¬ iences in high school. We ' ll recall crabby bosses; calling every¬ one you work with trying to find someone to trade with you so you could get off to go to the Christmas Ball; blowing whole paychecks on something really stupid, like a new pair of shoes; bussing tables until two in the morning and sleeping through all of your classes the next day, but best of all, know¬ ing that you are finally independent. You are able to work and keep a job, and not have to depend on your parents financial¬ ly (well, not completely, anyway). You may hate it, but it is yours, and if you don ' t like it, quit! But if you ' re just having a bad day, call in sick. — Molly Polka Japan sends lightning shortstop Kenji Enomoto visits America Mr. Foppe and Mr. Webb learned as much from Kenji as he did from them. I like Althoff and all of America except for TESTS. But don ' t ask me, " Do you like America better than Japan? " If I could speak English better, I ' ll say " yes " . However, I like the USA because people are funny (in other words: weird or crazy). I was a crazy kind of person in Japan (some people know it). My bud¬ dies and I aren ' t the usual Japanese — we ' re just crazy. By the way, I went to a private Christian high school in Japan. The name is " Meiji Gakuin Higashimurayama H.S. " . It ' s lo¬ cated in Tokyo. We usually go to school by bus or train, because in Japan, the driving age is 18. — (The drinking age is supposed to be 20!) I went to school by train with a lot of my idiot friends. In the train, we were always troublesome to the other passengers. At 8:40 a.m., my school started with mass everyday. Mass only took 20 minutes. It was a good time to sleep — (I hope the teach¬ ers don ' t read this!) In the morning we had 4 classes. After lunch, we had 2 classes. We didn ' t have anything like 4L or 5E. Class time was 45 minutes, rest time was 10 minutes, lunch time was 40 minutes. In most of the classes I slept — Some teachers used to beat me in the classroom be¬ cause I was too pert. But those schedules are for Mon. thru Fri. IN JAPAN, WE HAVE SCHOOL ON SATURDAY!!! But Saturday is a halfday. Althoff has only one schedule, but we have a different schedule for each day. It means we had to study more than 10 different subjects for final exams. At three o ' clock, we got out of school, and I went to baseball practice. That ' s the most popular sport in Japan. Prac¬ tice was over at about 8:30 p.m. After that we went to eat. It was my favorite time. I miss these things: Japanese food (es¬ pecially SUSHI), my idiot buddies, SAKE (If you don ' t know what it is, ask Mr. Foppe), and my GIRLFRIEND. I would stay here. Perhaps I ' ll go to an American college. But I don ' t know if I can go or not. I have to ask my father. If you ever come to Tokyo, shout " Kenji " , and I ' ll be there soon. I hope I can meet you somewhere. Thank You Very Much (arigatoh) and See You Later (matane)!!! Kenji In the last part of the first semester of the 1986-87 school year, the students of St. Paul ' s High School of Highland, Illinois received a great shock. They were told that it would be the last year the school would be open. The initial reaction was one of total disbelief fol¬ lowed quickly by a subtle mixture of an¬ ger and sorrow for most. Staff and stu¬ dents alike clung together weeping while others went off by themselves to think. Over the next few weeks nothing was the same. The teachers seemed sorrow¬ ful but still dedicated and for the most part did not have to heart to punish stu¬ dents. The students seemed unusually complacent, not causing any real trou¬ ble in class, just drudging through the days. After about a month, things seemed to return to normal. In fact, at this point only two things stuck in my mind that were not normal. The first was a rash of thefts that were occurring. Several members of the student body attempt¬ ed to collect souvenirs of the now dying St. Paul ' s. Second was a friend of mine who now also attends Althoff, not want¬ ing to hear the Beach Boys ' " Gradu¬ ation Day " on his tape, in fact, he flatly avoided it. When the year ended, we had to choose a new school to attend, and more than a few chose Althoff. From what I know of the others who came here from St. Paul ' s, we arrived with mixed feelings — but those did not last long. Unknown faces wished us hello in the halls. Others guided us to classrooms we had never before visited. All in all, the students here accepted us as we were and were willing to help us. When we first arrived, I ' m quite sure there were some who did not like the school, myself included, but over the course of the next few weeks and months, we came to like it here. I cannot say whether we like it here more or less than our own St. Paul ' s, but I can say that although St. Paul ' s will always hold a special place in our hearts, we will nev¬ er forget Althoff. And, for those of us who transferred in as Seniors, I especial¬ ly wish to thank you for making our first and last year here at Althoff unforgetta¬ ble. Thanks. — Dax Sprinot Althoff Class of 1987! Maite Luengo spends year with an Althoff family. My name is Maite Luengo, and I am 18 years old. I am from Madrid which is the capital of Spain. I have a large family. My parents are separated, and I live with my mom and my three sisters. My mom is 39 years old and she works as a fashion designer. One year ago, I decided to come to the United States to study for 10 months. I talked about it with a friend of mine who studied in San Diego for one year when he was 19. He gave me information about different agencies that handle foreign exchange students. I chose an agency and they found Alicia Sierra ' s family for me. I left Spain on the 17th of August and spent 4 days in New York City before coming to Belleville. I lived in college dorms with students from all over the world and I had a great time. It was sad when everyone left for different states like Utah, Ohio and Colorado. When I arrived here, everything seemed so different to me. I come from a city almost as big as New York. Everybody lives in apartments and the streets are always full of people. Sometimes it was difficult living with the adjustment. People also stay out later than they do here; they wake up later, too. When I told my friends I was leaving, most of them said I was crazy and that I ' d die, but I am happy with my experience. Learning English has been great, but knowing a lot of the people here has been the greatest experience. I can ' t wait to go home and see everybody again, but I will miss my friends here and it will be hard to say good-bye. I hope to see them again someday. I ' m leaving for Spain on June 17th. Hopefully, I will get to see some of New York City again on my way out. I love big cities like New York, Chicago and Washington D.C. I spent Easter in Washington with a friend of mine. I really enjoyed it. This experience will definitely help me in the future because I hope to become a journalist and travel a lot. I would like to learn many languages — the more, the better. Learning about a different culture has been so interesting — meeting new people, seeing new places and living a new lifestyle. Next year, Stephanie Nelle (Class of 1987) is going to study in France for 5 months. I hope she has a great experience, too, and I am sure she will agree that being a foreign exchange student is one of the best forms of education. The best way to learn a language is to live it. The closing of St. Paul ' s brings new students to Althoff These are all the new sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Lehrter Attends IL Citizenship Experience The Illinois Citizenship Experience (ICE) is sponsored by var¬ ious teachers, school administrators, and politicians through¬ out the state. These men and women initiated ICE to help high school juniors and seniors become more knowledgeable and aware of their local and state government and to become better citizens. The group welcomed many speakers throughout the week. These men and women came to the Springfield Holidome in the mornings and shared with us their expertise about diverse topics such as power in politics, the role of elected officials, and the media. They also shared their personal opinions on Governor Thompson, his proposed budget, and whatever else they wanted to talk about. We heard many conflicting opinions and arguments which served to broaden our views about politics and policies. Moreover, we observed how much our elected and appointed officials care and enjoy their work. Each afternoon the crew of fifty students and seven staff members would crowd on an old bus and visit the highlights of Springfield. We visited the Department of Law Enforcement and became friends with a few State Policemen, just in case one of us might meet one of them again in the future. In addition, the group toured the Willard Ice Building (the De¬ partment of Revenue) the Department of Agriculture, the Capitol Building, Sangamon State University, and the Gover¬ nor ' s Mansion. We spoke with officials such as Robert Lein- inger, the Executive Assistant to the State Superintendent of Education, Roland Burris, the State Comptroller, and a few of us even got to meet our local representative and senator. Unfortunately, both of mine, Mr. Hale and Mrs. Young, were attending meetings. But I did accidentally meet with a senator from Chicago and get to talk with him about some issues. I enjoyed every minute of the entire week, from writing and lobbying my own bill, to having water gun fights with the other students. I met many important (and not so important) men and women and became great friends with fifty other people who are my own age and who share my own interests. Those six days were exhausting and hectic, but proved to be an invaluable and unforgettable experience. — Sally Lehrter Freedom Conference Attended In late February, Mrs. Rose Mansfield and I received awards from the area ' s district branch of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. For her years of involvement in and pro¬ motion of the VFW ' s " Voice of Democra¬ cy " program, Mrs. Mansfield received a beautiful plaque adorned with the Statue of Liberty. " Voice of Democracy " is a program in which high school students write a patri¬ otic speech and record it all at a local radio station. This year, largely as a result of my contin¬ ued involvement in the program, I was designated district " Student of the Year " and was presented with an official VFW flight jacket. For four days in mid-April, I was invited to attend the American Legion Auxiliary ' s National Youth Leadership Conference held at Freedoms Foundation, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. In addition to visit¬ ing historic Philadelphia, we toured Valley Forge National Historic Park, where I am shown in the picture sitting in the door¬ way of a reconstructed hut used by Washington ' s men during their winter en¬ campment. — John Lehman Summer Filled With New Ideas Last summer was a very busy one for me. June 6-8 I was a counselor at the Illinois HOBY Youth Conference because I represented Illinois at the HOBY International Conference last summer in Los Angeles. June 15-21 I went to Girls ' State, held at Eastern University. June 22-28 I went to Washington, D C. for a program called Washington Work¬ shops, held at Virginia Marymount University. I visited Price ' s and Si¬ mon ' s offices several times, and I got to have an extensive conver¬ sation with Mr. Mike Mansfield, Price ' s executive aide. About 250 of us listened to speakers on Cap¬ itol Hill everyday, and held a model Congress at night. I sat in on a Sen¬ ate hearing concerning the role that astronauts should play in making executive decisions, and I met a few of the astronauts. We visited the Pentagon, where I fell asleep during a talk given by a Gener¬ al, and the Forrestal Building where a Special Assistant to the President talked to us — to get in here, we were frisked. Because of the terrorism threat, security in D.C. was notably tighter. We held a joint session of Congress in order to present our bills to the model congress, using parliamentary procedure, that is not only complicated, but also you need a degree in diplomacy to use it. I might add that the best information comes not from tour guides, but from taxi drivers. In July I participated in the Midwest Yearbook Conference, along with Lori Cavataio and Maria Santos. We learned how to put together a yearbook. I ' ll let you decide if we did it right or not. In August I spent two of the best weeks of my life the Thomas More Collegiate Summer Program in New Hampshire. Twelve of us studied Philosophy, Political Science, Apologetics, and Literature. We got to be very close, and we learned a lot about ourselves and things we had never thought of before. Just as importantly, I learned to value a liberal arts education, and I vowed that I would never stop questioning the world around me. — Molly Polka Students attend Boys Girls State last summer During the summer of my junior year I had the pleasure of attending Boys ' State, an American Legion-sponsored pro¬ gram dealing with the values of democracy and citizenship. It was held from June 7-14 at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston. Father Gummersheimer sponsored four of us from Althoff, Tony Roth, Ken Rutter, Ken Wetstein, and me. Those first couple of days were filled with activity. Besides basic orientation, we were divided into counties and then further, into cities. We organized teams for every imaginable sport and learned about essays we could write and contests we could enter. Our goal was to win the title of M odel Coun¬ try. Everything counted towards that goal. In addition to this, we went to classes daily and learned about topics ranging from the judicial system to the electoral pro¬ cess. These classes were very informative, and they im¬ pressed upon me the importance that the individual makes, even in a country of so many million. We ended every night with a general assembly which usually featured a guest speaker. City elections were held the third day, and I was elected City Treasurer. My job was to attend city meetings and naturally keep an expense account. The meetings involved using par¬ liamentary procedure which we had learned in class. It was a challenge to say the least. Later in the week county elections were held. I didn ' t run for anything in my county. I did find, however, that Tony Roth had been elected to the Senate and later became its presi¬ dent. At assemblies our speakers included Roland Burriss, the Comptroller, and Jim Edgar, the Secretary of State. I also learned that my county was second in the point standings. As the week drew to an end, we held state elections and swore in our officials. We met Gov. Thompson, and I now know why they call him Big Jim. The man is huge. I wrote this killer essay on the first amendment which won absolutely nothing. (I think it was because I spelled constitution wrong.) Also, my county ended up winning in points and being named model county. And so our stay at Boys ' State ended. We packed our bags, took pictures, and exchanged addresses. It was a time to remember. And though we may never meet again, I ' m sure one of us will grow up and help lead this land, and because of our experiences from that week, we ' ll be there too, right behind him. —Ray Martinez lllini Girls ' State (I.G.S.) is a program that was established in 1940 and is sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary, the Department of Illinois. It is designed for high school junior girls to participate in a mock government. While at lllini Girls ' State the 562 participating girls were divided up into 22 cities, and these cities were grouped into 6 counties. lllini Girls ' State is definitely a learning process. The citizens learn from doing. They vote, campaign, and take an active role in their mock government which leads to a greater awareness of our own American democratic government. Fr. Gary Gummersheimer is a great supporter of the lllini Girls ' State program and was proud to be able to send five repre¬ sentatives from Althoff to the 46th Session of lllini Girls ' State. The following were citizens of IGS, Beth Jordan, Molly A. Polka, Maria Santos, Melanie Schranz, and Melissa Somraty. Maria Santos and Melanie Schranz were voted in as Aider- men of their cities, and Molly Polka was awarded the Out¬ standing Citizen award for her city. Although the program has been going strong for 47 years with few complaints concerning lllini Girls ' State, the biggest complaint that came from the citizens or the 562 girls was that they were not allowed to talk to boys during the week. At the present time no bills have yet been passed to change that law. Maybe the lllini Girls ' State Senate will, in the future, change that ruling. The many who attended IGS all agreed that the moving speeches and attendance by Illinois Governor James Thomp¬ son was the highlight of the week. Also in attendance to deliver speeches at IGS were Secretary of State Jim Edgar, Illinois Attorney General Neil Hartigan, and Charleston Mayor Murry Choate. Melanie Schranz Casey received first-hand look at government Althoff graduate, Janet Casey, was a United Stated Page during the spring semester of 1986. Sponsored by representa¬ tive Congressman Melvin Price (D), Casey lived in Washing¬ ton, D C. from January until June. She reported to work on January 27 and worked at least 40 hours a week until June 13. Aside from work, Janet also attended classes with the other pages. " We had our own special school for pages on the top floor of the Library of Congress, " boasts Casey. Everyday Janet attended four classes, the first one beginning at 6:45 a.m. " It was very tough to go to school for 3 Vi hours, work for 8 hours, and then go back to the dorm and study just so you can get up and do it all over again. " Janet lived in a United States House Office Building with about 90 other pages. Two of the floors had been converted to a small dorm designed specifically for the pages. The building, Annex 1, is conveniently located only 2 blocks away from the Capitol. A page, as Janet would describe it, is someone who does all the little, but very important, things for congressmen. Pages ' duties include answering phones, receiving and delivering messages, delivering flags that had been flown over the Cap¬ itol, and delivering notices for special meetings. When asked what she has learned, Janet responded, " I have learned more about character, our government ' s policies, and the whole system upon which our government exists than I could ever begin to express. " Janet Casey 19 Always in grand style, America celebrates " We the People — 200 " 1 In September, 1986, we celebrated the bicentennial of America ' s Constitution. Through all the festivities of " We the People-200 " , such as the recreation of the Grand Federal Procession in Phila¬ delphia, and various other celebrations held across the country, we became aware of how effective and important our Constitution has become. This 200- year old document, which has lasted longer than any other written constitu¬ tion, represents not only the basis for our freedom and justice in this democra¬ cy, but also it symbolizes our patriotism and strong belief in this great country of ours. It is with this strength that we re¬ main steadfast in our convictions when¬ ever our country ' s ideals are chal¬ lenged. Like the Statue of Liberty, this bicentennial celebration both reminded and taught us how fortunate we are to live and prosper in a land where individ¬ uality, civil rights, and justice reign su¬ preme. Originating from the convention at Philadelphia ' s Independence Hall, the Constitution became the solution to the problems facing America after its inde¬ pendence from Great Britain, and still remains as such today. Because of the failure of the Articles of Confederation, the country ' s first form of government, prominent leaders, such as Benjamin 1. Bill of Rights engraved on monument in Valley Forge, PA 2 Room where Constitution was signed. Franklin, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Alexander Hamilton, ral¬ lied forth to solve the nation ' s difficul¬ ties under a ratified set of laws. After the delegates resolved their differences through compromise, and a majority of the states approved of the document, the Constitution became a basis for our democratic system, which includes the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of government. It also distrib¬ uted the power between the federal government and the state legislatures to insure political harmony, so that " we the people " could retain our full rights and privileges as American citizens. As when it brought us out of political and social chaos following our indepen¬ dence after the Revolutionary War, the Constitution remains as a source of or¬ der and justice through the ideal beliefs it stands for. All throughout history, the Constitution has saved the nation from various forms of injustice. When created, the Consti¬ tution first insured the personal free¬ doms and rights of the citizens it was formulated to protect and aid. This in itself signifies that this government was made for the people, and by the people as we see fit. Through time, the Consti¬ tution helped extinguish the fires of rac¬ ism and sexism through the abolition of slavery and through the suffrage of blacks and women. Though not infalli¬ ble, the Constitution has withstood the passage of time through its revision of laws found in the amendments. This ex¬ plains why this politically sacred docu¬ ment remains alive and ever-changing as the people it affects, making it savior in those times of privation. As a citizen of the United States, I can¬ not help but feel great pride and awe at the tremendous effectiveness the Con¬ stitution has shown through its 200 year history. By becoming more aware of this potent document, I come to understand why the U.S. is held as such a haven of ideal freedom in the justice it thrives upon. As a student, the Constitution creates an atmosphere of duty I feel I should repay to the country through the system which educates me scholastical¬ ly. By absorbing as much information as I can, I prepare myself as a future mem¬ ber of the society based on the guide¬ lines of the Constitution. I realize that not many people, especially when in high school, consider the Constitution and the effects it brings into our every¬ day lives, but as we grow older and enter into the business or political world, we come to appreciate the important and imperative role it does play. In a period where communism has shown its own incapabilities to govern its people, such as in the Philippines and in the reforming government of Russia, the Constitution stands out as a symbol or promise and hope for the future of not only America, but also the world. As we reflect upon all the events which filled our lives this past year, let us not forget what made our country into the living, ever-changing land filled with the innovation, care, hope, and freedom based on the system found in the Con¬ stitution. As we continue to grow and prosper into the futures we have started for ourselves, likewise, the Constitution will continue to develop so as to protect us in whatever profession we choose. When we establish ourselves in society, shaping and perfecting the world around us, we also will revise and en¬ force the Constitution for all the future generations to come, so that they too can keep America a leader among na¬ tions. I hope we never lose that liberty. Even though the celebration has ended, let us always remember the Bicentennial of the Constitution, for it will always re¬ main as a sign of our government which thrives upon the justice made for us — " we the people " . — Peter Holtgrave 20 Liberty Gets Facelift For Birthday France gave the Statue of Liberty to the United States in 1884 as a gift of friend¬ ship which symbolized freedom. Fre¬ deric Auguste Bartholdi designed the statue and chose its site as Liberty Island in New York Harbor. He also spent a great deal of time and energy raising funds in France and in the United States to bring the plan to completion. Richard M. Hunt, an American architect, de¬ signed the pedestal for the monument ' s site. The United States completed the pedestal in 1885 at the cost of about $300,000. After the completion of the pedestal, France began to ship the statue to the United States in 214 cases aboard the French ship ISERE in May, 1885. Presi¬ dent Grover Cleveland dedicated the monument on October 28, 1886. It be¬ came a national monument in 1924. As Liberty ' s 100th birthday approached, people noticed the damage that had been done to the statue over the years. This discovery motivated the people to doing something about it. So, the peo¬ ple formed a formal organization to study the damage done to the statue and to present proposals for the resto¬ ration. Following the formation of this organization, it began to raise money and put the restoration process into ef¬ fect. After a numerous amount of work, energy, and time had been put into it by many Americans, the plan to restore the statue was completed. Definitely, the restoration of the Statue of Liberty, a long process, involved the help of many Americans. In order for the restoration to begin, $230 million had to be raised. There¬ fore, President Reagan announced the formation of the Statue of Liberty Cen¬ tennial Commission to raise the money needed. " However, the United States government did not want to have any financial responsibility for the fund-rais¬ ing and early repairs. President Ronald Reagan pointed out that the original funds to build the statue had come from the people. So, the people should help the statue in her time of need. " The Commission consisted of private citi¬ zens and was headed by Lee lacocca, the chairman of the Chrysler Corpora¬ tion. Lee lacocca invited twenty influen¬ tial Americans to join him on the fund¬ raising campaign commission. Bob Hope and a former president of the United Auto Workers Union, Douglas Fraser, were chosen to help in the cam¬ paign. " The campaign began on July 4, 1984, the official opening date, and came to a close on October 28, 1986, Liberty ' s birthday. " Giant corporations such as Chrysler, U.S. Tobacco, Coca-Cola, Eastman Ko¬ dak, American Airlines, and U.S.A. TO¬ DAY signed multimillion dollar pledges to become corporate sponsors. Within a year, over $50,000,000 had already been donated by large corporations. Many of these corporations contribut¬ ed more than money, however. Materi¬ als for the restoration as well as services were donated. Allied Van Lines pro¬ vided moving vans to take people around to shopping centers all over the country to see exhibits about the stat¬ ue. Kodak made a fascinating offer to the public. For ten dollars a contributor could send in his or her name and a fam¬ ily picture that Kodak promised to in¬ clude in a computer program at Liberty to be called the Kodak Family Album. " The Statue of Liberty Centennial Com¬ mission felt its corporation donation push had so far been enormously suc¬ cessful. Twelve giant corporations had given at least $5 million apiece contrib¬ uting $71 million toward the $230 million goal. " After the great response from the cor¬ porations, the members of the Statue of Liberty Centennial Commission decided to begin making plans for an official ap¬ peal to individuals. Liberty had always belonged to the people, and they want¬ ed to make sure everybody would be given the opportunity to assist in her res¬ toration. To help them get in touch with people all over the country, the commis¬ sion hired the services of a direct-mail specialist. In September, 1983, they pre¬ pared a letter and mailed it to almost half a million people. The letter received an overwhelming response. The com¬ mission heard from far more people than anticipated. People donated an average of thirty dollars. Another committee, the Student Cam¬ paign Committee, did more than just en¬ courage students to contribute money; it prepared a student campaign manual containing information, suggested les¬ son plans, and ideas for fund-raising and mailed copies to schools from coast to coast. The committee also encouraged major newspapers to print and pass out information and study guides for school use. " One newspaper, the NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, announced it would make an all-out effort to raise funds. The DAILY NEWS appealed to the American people by carrying on wide¬ spread educational program in schools and creating interest by holding such things as photography and writing con¬ tests. " Finally, the Student Campaign Committee properly thanked all school groups for their fund-raising efforts. In the end, the school children had given $2 million. Overall, the restoration of the Statue of Liberty was a great success. It involved the help of many American at all ages. Some people donated money or work materials, raised money for the restora¬ tion, or actually did the manual work on the statue. The United States should be proud of how the American people helped Liberty in her time of need. They kept the whole idea of the Statue of Liberty alive by becoming involved with the restoration. " Throughout the world today, the Statue of Liberty still remains a symbol of freedom and friendship. " — Christina Ysursa 1987 — Althoff makes its fashion statement with Casual Style and Individualism Dee Anne Stenger wears the very fashionable long sweater that hit its peak in the winter of 1987, by Croquet Club, $32, and white stirrup pants by Currents, $12, and her high top Reebok tennis shoes, $42. Ted looks great in his two- tone, blue and white sweater by Ocean Pacific, $32, that makes a great contrast next to his while denim leans by Levi Strauss, $34, and white high top tennis shoes by Chuck Taylor, $20. Just like the hit song by David Bowie, " Day In, Day Out, " that ' s how many would describe fashion. Fashion is a state of mind to most people, parents in particular. They can ' t believe how their teenage sons and daughters could possibly spend so much time at the mall shopping for clothes that come in as quickly as they go out. But wait - fashion really is a statement. It says how you present yourself to others, what your particular tastes are, and most of all, what type of image you want project. Fashion is an outlet to most teens. A big part of high school is the social events, and provided that you are dressed properly, and according to your own tastes, it will be something you will always remember. Everyone likes to remember past events and to laugh at the clothes from years past. To them fashion was a way to make a statement by utilizing the " in " styles of the day. Even in 1987 we have done the same thing, used the " in " styles and still express ourselves in our own individualistic ways. That ' s what fashion is - be stylish, be creative, be individualistic, be yourself but make fashion your own. To recap the fashion season of 1987: It began in the summer of 1986 with the debut of the jams, or a wildly printed loud short. This style was the rage. Most designers began by mixing geometric shapes with unusual colors such as lime green and fire red and adding a touch of FHawaiian print. The summer fashion shoppers screamed for more styles and louder prints. Teenage girls as well as boys loved this new style and wore them through¬ out the summer. Jams and their partners, tank tops, which could be seen in a multitude of colors, erupted all over, especially at the beaches, at the pools, and you could even glimpse them on skateboarders, as these fast¬ flying mini-vehicles invaded our town. Teens loved the high paced look of jams, and eagerly awaited the return of them the summer of 1987. Tony Bankston (left), Ted Bugger (center), and Tony Roth (right) all look fantastic in their stripe shirts by Brad Richards, $18, layered with polo shirts by Ralph Lauren, $32, and mixed with the popular suspender pants by Bugle Boy, $28. (Above) Kim Grandcolas is ready to be the hit of the big dance in her sliver metallic tea length dress by Gunne Sax, $150, and silver Esprit sling-back shoes, $34. Tony Bankston looks very handsome as Kim ' s date in his black suit jacket by Brad Richards, $42, white oxford by Ralph Lauren, $32, paisley tie by Calvin Klein, $26, grey strip flannel pants, $62, by Perry Ellis, and black leather Italian shoes by Picci, $48 (Right) Everyone looks great in denim as Tony and Ma¬ ria wear two different styles of the popular denim look. Tony Roth is all smiles in the fashionable white-washed denim leans and iean jacket by Levi, jeans, $34, jacket, $52. Maria looks just as great as Tony in a lacy blouse doubled with a floral print skirt worn with a petticoat underneath Skirt, $32, blouse, $22, and petticoat, $18, all by Eber. She finished off by adding a snazzy pair of cowboy boots, Bandolino, $62. 22 Kim Grandcolas wears a neat pulled-together den¬ im outfit. Denim mini skirt by Esprit, $36, navy sweater by Esprit, $38, and white T-shirt by Es¬ prit, $10. She adds a bright printed scarf to brighten the outfit, Liz Claiborne, $22. Not only did jams hit the city, but the swim suit styles became more exotic and drastically different than last year. The styles were cut higher at the bottom and lower at the top. The summer of 1986, from a fashion point of view, left a beachless town like St. Louis feeling very much like our tide had come in. Then, school began. Although this isn ' t the most liked season by many teenagers, this is when the fashion season really started to roll. Back to School " clothes shopping is extremely popular, as many fashion maga¬ zines publish bigger issues to cover all the new looks. Headlining the Fall of 1986 was the introduction of the jungle print styles. Deep jungle prints appeared on shirts and blouses and they were put together with pants styled with big hip pockets and an overabundance of zippers strategically placed all over the pants. They looked very stylish when worn with a neat pair of boots and a touch of accessories like scarves, animal necklaces, and jungle earrings. The jungle print was a subtle shade and low key style, but of cpurse different people like different styles so fall also ushered in the return of denim. Jeans, jean jackets, rhinestones, studs, chambray shirts, cowboy boots, red scarves, long denim skirts, and all the accessories were typical of the Western styles. Still along the basic denim style, buyers soon began to see denim in a wide variety of choices and styles. Blue was not the only accept¬ ed color, denim also came in grey, black, printed, stone washed bleached, and a new style called white lightening denim, which was streaked with white over a basic blue color. These two basic styles were the " in " thing for the Fall Fashion season of 1986. They were easy styles to work with and many fashion conscience buyers put their own touch to their outfit. One idea was to add pins and buttons to your jean |acket and really make it your own. The fall season was fun to work with and it formed an introduction for the Spring of 1987 season. Beach wear became a hot fashion item, not only to be worn in the summer, but also in the winter to brighten up the winter season. Here, Ted Bugger, left, wears the extremely popular printed shorts called Original Jams ($ 12) and a t-shirt by Ocean Pacific ($ 16) that carries a sea print. Tony Bankston, center, wears a surfing outfit by Ocean Pacific, oversized shirt ($22) and shorts ($24). Tony Roth, right, looks like a native from the beach in his outfit by Ocean Pacific. O P. beach pants with printed cuffs ($24) and oversized striped shirt with printed logo ($22). To help fight the sun- the guys flip on their shads by Ray Ban ($7). Winter of 1986 was basically a fad and designer season. It was a season of keeping warm and a good fashionable way to keep warm was to layer colorful turtlenecks under larger rugbys and long sweaters. Everybody remembers the long sweaters. The sweaters stretched below the waist and dropped down to the hips or lower. These sweaters were not only a popular and fashionable item because they came in a variety of colors and styles, but because they kept more of your body warm and they made you look slim and taller. Rugbys were another top that made you look slim and they are exciting because they come in a variety of styles from designers. Some very popular styles from designers are Coco-Cola, Forenza, Benneton, and Swatch. These long sweaters and rugbys were a casual outfit that when coupled with a pair of colored socks, loafers, and a pair of Guess? jeans looked stylish and was a popular winter outfit. Spring of 1987 arrived early in the calendar year and offered teenagers a early opportunity for the return of the jams and the beach wear-but most people braved the temptation to wear their jam and swimsuits and many opted for warm pastel sweaters with a touch of lace and cool long cotton skirts. Many others thought a dressy skirt with a matching top and a lace collar that has a pretty print material and a petticoat underneath to add fullness added a dressy touch. With the return of petticoats and floral skirts comes the return to the feminine and soft touch instead of the casual and masculine look. Other popular spring fashion items that were a carry over from the fall season were the sleeveless 10 button henley, the jungle print in Spring styles like short sleeved blouses, camisoles, and the denim look in Spring styles like mini skirts and denim walking shorts. Spring fashions are usually a carry over from the fall season in Spring ' s cooler styles. The Spring season is a big fashion season for dresses and the introduction of new formal wear. Lacy long formal dresses in pastel colors and short spunky dresses in bold colors were popularly styled into strapless dresses. Spring is a transition season mostly because designers design and present their new ideas in fall and summer which is why most people look forward to the summer season. Tony Bankston sports his denim overalls by Bu¬ gle Boy ($28) and the popular undershirt by Esprit for Men ($24) and none other than the Chuck Taylor high top All-Star tennis shoes for ($20). Summer of 1987 holds many surprises. Don ' t worry, to satisfy all those who are hungry for the return of jams, they will be quite relieved to know that they will be back but in a wider variety of styles. Girls will find printed and solid colored beach pants as well as the guys. Beach pants and crop pants are great for those cool mornings or late evenings at the beach. They look perfect with an oversized shirt and a tank top and a pair of sandals. In order that you can wear your jams again and again, you will be able to find a bigger variety of tank tops and oversized t-shirts to wear with you high action summer wear. More variety of jams and prints will be available this year. Even some designers who kept away from the jams last year will try their hands at the styles. Longer shorts and sleeveless camp shirts will be an introductory item for Summer. Already, the sleeveless shirt is taking off at a fast pace. You see many styles in a variety of colors even plaids and stripes. Madras plaid shorts look great with the sleeveless solid blouse or with an oversized t-shirt. For the evenings out, a popular look is a tank dress with a dainty lace collar. This raps up the fashion year for Summer of 1986 to Summer of 1987. It was a high action and fun-packed fashion year. In 20 years when our kids pull out this yearbook, they will probably laugh at out outrageous fashions and the silly stuff we wore. But we must remember that fashion is a state of mind and we form first impressions by fashion. It is a very important part of our society because it gives us an identity, it tells others who we are, what we are, and who we want to be, all by our style of dress and our sense of fashion. Style-its the word for the future. Style. —Melanie Schranz (Melanie is a member of Famous-Barr ' s Junior Fashion Board.) Left-Tony Roth sports the newest looks in Coco-Cola sportswear: Sweatshirt ($42) by Coke. Kim ' s Coco-Cola blue and red rugby by Coke Sportswear ($35). Above-Maria Santos can ' t decide what sweatshirt to choose next as she wears the new and hot look in the oversized sweatshirt. Maria ' s sweatshirt by National Screen Print ($25). Top Hits and Albums of 1986-1987 April Singles: 1. " Kiss " Prince 2. " Manic Monday " Bangles 3. " Addicted to Love " Robert Palmer Albums: 1. BROADWAY ALBUM Barbra Streisand 2. PROMISE Sade 3. MIAMI VICE June Singles: 1. " On My Own " Patti LaBelle Michael Me- Donald 2. " There ' ll Be Sad Songs " Billy Ocean 3. " Crush on You " Jets Albums: 1. WHITNEY HOUSTON Whitney Houston 2. PROMISE Sade 3. HEART Heart August Singles: 1. " Papa Don ' t Preach " Madonna 2. " Glory of Love " Peter Cetera 3. " Mad About You " Belinda Carlisle Albums: 1. TRUE BLUE Madonna 2. SOLITUDE, SOLITAIRE Peter Cetera 2. BACK IN THE HIGH LIFE Steve Winwood October Singles: 1. " True Colors " Cyndi Lauper 2. " Typical Male " Tina Turner 3. " When I Think of You " Janet Jackson Albums 1. SLIPPERY WHEN WET Bon Jovi 2. FORE! Huey Lewis the News 3. THIRD STAGE Boston May Singles: 1. " Greatest Love of All " Whitney Houston 2. " Live to Tell " Madonna 3. " On My Own " Patti LaBelle Michael Mc¬ Donald Albums: 1. PROMISE SADE 2. WELCOME TO THE REAL WORLD Mr. Mister 3. BROADWAY ALBUM Barbra Streisand July Singles: 1. " Invisible Touch " Genesis 2. " Sledgehammer " Peter Gabriel 3. " Nasty " Janet Jackson Albums: 1. WINNER IN YOU Patti LaBelle 2. CONTROL Janet Jackson 3. SO Peter Gabriel September Singles: 1. " Stuck with You " Huey Lewis the News 2. " Dancing on the Ceiling " Lionel Richie 3. " Friends Lovers " Carl Anderson Gloria Lor- ing Albums: 1. TOP GUN 2. TRUE BLUE Madonna 3. RAISING HELL Run — D.M.C. November Singles: 1. " Human " Human League 2. " Amanda " Boston 3. " True Blue " Madonna Albums: 1. SLIPPERY WHEN WET Bon Jovi 2. FORE! Huey Lewis the News 3. THIRD STAGE Boston December Singles: 1. " Walk Like an Egyptian " Bangles 2. " Everybody Have Fun Tonight " Wang Chung 3. " Notorious " Duran Duran Albums: 1. BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN E STREET BAND: LIVE 1975-85 2. SLIPPERY WHEN WET Bon Jovi 3. THIRD STAGE Boston January Singles: 1. " At This Moment " Billy Vera the Beaters 2. " Open Your Heart " Madonna 3. " C ' est la Vie " Robbie Nevil Albums: 1. SLIPPERY WHEN WET Bon Jovi 2. DIFFERENT LIGHT Bangles 3. THIRD STAGE Boston February Singles: 1. " Livin ' on a Prayer " Bon Jovi 2. " Keep Your Hands to Yourself " Georgia Satel¬ lites 3. " Will You Still Love Me? " Chicago Albums: 1. SLIPPERY WHEN WET Bon Jovi 2. LICENSED TO ILL Beastie Boys 3. NIGHT SONGS Cinderella March Singles: 1. " Lean on Me " Club Nouveau 2 . " Nothing ' s Gonna Stop Us Now " Starship 3. " Let ' s Wait Awhile " Janet Jackson Albums: 1. LICENSED TO ILL Beastie Boys 2. SLIPPERY WHEN WET Bon Jovi 3. THE WAY IT IS Bruce Hornsby Singles: Albums: April 1. " I Knew You Were Waiting " Aretha Franklin George Michael 2. " Don ' t Dream It ' s Over " Crowded House 3. " Sign O ' the Times " Prince 1. JOSHUA TREE U2 LICENSED TO ILL Beastie Boys 3. SLIPPERY WHEN WET Bon Jovi May Singles: 1. " With or Without You " U2 2. " Looking for a New Love " Jody Watley 3. " Lady in Red " Chris deBurgh Albums: 1. JOSHUA TREE U2 2. SLIPPERY WHEN WET Bon Jovi 3. GRACELAND Paul Simon THAT ' S ENTERTAINMENT! Hey dude, let ' s party! Yeah, man, let ' s get the guys together and we ' ll hang out tonight and cruise the town, grab some girls and party all night! Sounds good dude. Let ' s go! Ok, Ok, maybe the above scenario is a bit extreme and it probably only hap¬ pens in Southern California, but, it all centers on the basic idea of this article, you got it, ENTERTAINMENT! Even though you may not enjoy all forms of entertainment, most people enjoy the movies. After all, where would you take that first date, and what would a night out with the friends be, without a movie? You can thank Hollywood for the excellent array of movies it put on the big screen in 1986-87. How could we ever forget Ferris Bueller and his crazy actions as he thrilled the teen crowd and took the day off school in FERRIS BUEHLER ' S DAY OFF? Who could resist cute Matthew Broderick while, his prin¬ cipal, Ed Rooney, excellently played by Jeffrey Jones, tried to trap Ferris ' ingen¬ ious actions. FERRIS BUEHLER ' S DAY OFF was the quest for one man to take it easy, but, that one man definitely was not John Hughes, the famous director of teen movies. Along with Ferris Buehler, John Hughes also showed us that first loves are not all that bad in SIXTEEN CANDLES, starring teen queen of the movies, Molly Ringwald. Hughes also caught the feelings of a lot of teens in THE BREAKFAST CLUB, and showed us the agony of the prom in another one featuring Ringwald, PRETTY IN PINK. Hughes tells us that teenage life is not all that bad; at least not in the movies. The movies were an escape for every¬ one. A chance to go to a far away coun¬ try in OUT OF AFRICA, with Meryl Streep and Robert Redford which cap¬ tured a handful of Oscars, or as in BACK TO THE FUTURE with Michael J. Fox and the special car designed to travel back in time. You could also help solve the painting theft in LEGAL EAGLES with Debra Winger, Robert Redford and Daryl Hannah. What would be a successful Hollywood movie season without sequels? Remem¬ ber FRIDAY THE 13TH, STAR TREK, PO¬ LICE ACADEMY, KARATE KID, BEVER¬ LY HILLS COP, and NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET? All these movies debuted a few years ago, and they all have at least one sequel to the original movie. 1987 saw the return of Jason in FRIDAY THE 13TH PART 6: KILL OR BE KILLED, isn ' t it quite amazing what a thirst for life Jason has? STAR TREK has four movies to satisfy all the Trekkies. They rejoiced as the crew of the Enterprise came back for just one more in STAR TREK IV: THE VOYAGE HOME. POLICE ACADEMY is now POLICE ACADEMY III. THE KARA¬ TE KID went to the Orient in KARATE KID PART II. Axel Foley, the famous black Detroit cop couldn ' t stay in De¬ troit for long, so he came back in BEVER¬ LY HILLS COP II. Despite the first two movies, Elm Street is still a popular place to live in NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET, PART 3: DREAM WARRIORS. The only good things sequels have going for them is that the original movie had to be a success for movie goers to come back a 2nd time, and it must work because FRIDAY THE 13TH fans have come back a sixth time. Maybe we all have a bit of Jason in us?! Although some se¬ quels are really too much and the plots are plain stupid, some are successes. One such movie and sequel is BEVERLY HILLS COP and PART 2. Who could re¬ sist that Detroit cop Axel Foley in his Mumford P.E. shirt? Eddie Murphy, one of America ' s favorite comedians, did a great job as Axel Foley. Murphy showed movie goers in THE GOLDEN CHILD that comedians can make the transition from on the stage to behind the camera with ease. Whoopi Goldberg did the same in THE COLOR PURPLE as she touched our hearts in the heartwarming story of Cec¬ il. Then she showed us the comical side of her as she made us laugh in JUMPIN ' JACK FLASH. But, Whoopi and Eddie have to take a back seat to the famous comedian Rodney Dangerfield, who claims he gets no respect. Dangerfield dazzled audiences in the 1986 summer smash BACK TO SCHOOL as a middle- aged millionaire who goes back to col¬ lege with his son to earn a college de¬ gree. After this movie, which was in the top five for July, 1986, one can under¬ stand why Dangerfield gets no respect. With the royalties from this successful movie, Dangerfield could buy his much needed respect. Other stage comedians who lit up the big screen were Billy Crystal, who teamed up with tap dancer Gregory Hines in the action comedy, RUNNING SCARED, and Chevy Chase, Martin Short, and Dan Ackroyd who helped make our Christmas holidays more mer¬ ry in the comedy THREE AMIGOS Now don ' t you wish you would have paid more attention in Spanish class? Bette Midler made us laugh with Danny DeVito in RUTHLESS PEOPLE. She helped make 1987 very successful for herself with RUTHLESS PEOPLE in July of 1986 and one of the best of her career in February 1987. OUTRAGEOUS FOR¬ TUNE, doing just that, making a fortune at the box office. She helped to make Beverly Hills known for more than their cops as Midler and Richard Dreyfuss opened their posh Beverly Hills home to Nick Nolte who played a bum giving up on life in DOWN OUT IN BEVERLY HILLS. Who can forget Dreyfuss running through the house yelling " 91 1, call 91 1 ... " , after witnessing a bum falling in his swimming pool. Midler helped to make this a hit, and put Mike the dog on the list of actors for possible Oscar awards. Some of this year ' s biggest losers at the box office were ARMED AND DANGER¬ OUS, TEEN WOLF, OVER THE TOP, PSYCHO III, MANHUNTER, HAUNTED HONEYMOON, CLUB PARADISE, A FINE MESS, and another depressing se¬ quel, ROCKY IV. The Rocky producers really did it this time. For the fourth Rocky movie, who else is there to fight, but a Russian. The best scene was the last one, as the two boxers made up (in the ring, of course) and the whole Polit¬ buro stands up and cheers. I ' M SO SURE! Playing critic, I will give my list of 1987 ' s best movies. Headlining the list of suc¬ cessful movies are the two movies that remind us we are Christians, A STATE OF EMERGENCY and THE MISSION. Two very good movies that surprised me that they made it to Hollywood. But nonetheless, two very good and recom¬ mended movies. Others include the sto¬ ry about the hot shot pilots who go to study at where else, TOP GUN. The aeri¬ al scenes are spectacular. Tom Cruise 28 1 2 3 4 and Kelly McGillis make a great couple (well, some don ' t think so) and the sound track is terrific. The story about four young boys set in the 1950 ' s who go out in search of a dead body and learn more about themselves, life and each other, STAND BY ME was a pow¬ erful movie, it brought back all those childhood memories. My next pick for a successful movie will probably offend some, but I thought, THE FLY was an excellent movie, if not in plot, then in make-up. At least the Academy of Mo¬ tion Pictures agreed with me as they awarded it an Oscar for make-up. Many movies cannot stir strong emo¬ tions and still be a box office hit, but, one movie did. PLATOON, is the com¬ pelling story that probes the psyches of the young soldiers who fought in the Vietnam War, their camaraderie, and their struggle for survival amid the terri¬ fying violence and madness of combat. PLATOON gave us what no other war movie has, it showed us the grueling in¬ sanity of war through letters to a sol¬ dier ' s grandma. Charlie Sheen played the young soldier, Tom Berenger and William DaFoe portrayed the sergeants in the platoon. PLATOON was director CONT. of pg 198 8 9 -- 1. BAC Ritz is located on E. Main in downtown Belleville. 2. BAC Quad is on N. Belt West. 3. Skyview is the only drive- in in town. 4 Lincoln Theatre is right on the square. 5. VCR ' s are extremely pop¬ ular, and video rentals have sprung up all over 7 K-SHE sponsored the Van Halen concert last year. 10. Shopping, especially at the mall in Fairview Heights, is always a popular pastime. It ' s definitely trendy to be American. This article was tough for me to write since I am not the most trendy guy in the world. For example, I wear tube socks with dress pants. But anyway, I decided to try and employed some of my best friends (who I considered trendy) to help me. The sign of any good trend is that it ' s something that be¬ comes popular and everyone wants to do, but everyone can ' t. If they do, the trend obviously loses steam and dies. With this in mind, going out with 2 cheerleader pom pon girls or 2 football players was definitely trendy if you could pull it off. and I made Tuesday night an evening of rest so we could tune in and see if David and Mattie would finally get together (no wonder we all did so horrible on those tests on Wednesdays). As far as automotive trends go, the cars gracing the parking lot at Althoff were of many makes and models. Those that could afford to be trendy took advantage of it. Besides the old standbys of restored Mustangs and Camaros, there were many new sports cars with an occasional Corvette, Trans-Am or MR-s. Convertibles continued to be popular and loud cars without mufflers like mine stayed unpopular. School spirit was a trend too. People were proud to say they were from Althoff. Being from East, West, Collinsville or O ' Fal- lon naturally was out (unless of course you went to Althoff and accidentally lived in Collinsville or O ' Fallon). With this school spirit, the colors blue and gold were in, and blue and gold days were extremely popular (I have two pair of yellow pants to prove it). For the upperclassmen, planning on going to college re¬ mained the in thing to do. Even more trendy was choosing a college and then going up to guidance to meet with a repre¬ sentative from some obscure place in West Virginia just to get out of class. Also for upperclassmen, receiving a score in double digits on the ACT was always welcome. (Needless to say, the most trendy thing underclassmen could do was to know upperclassmen). At night, when all the homework was done (of course), televi¬ sion came into view. Some shows were definitely in. Pat Sajak and the " Wheel of Fortune " made us all ponder if anyone ever bought a vowel other than an E. " Family Ties " and the " Cosby Show " were the trendiest sitcoms and " Moonlight¬ ing " was probably the trendiest show of the year. My friends In the food scene, fast food restaurants battled for their share of our high school dollars. McDonald ' s won out again, but Burger King with its free refills on soda and 24 hour service (which meant the bathrooms were always open) gained ground. Hardee ' s, because of its proximity to Althoff, re¬ mained in the pack, and an occasional Taco Bell run was still considered in. (I consider Taco Bell food right up there with a belief in God and seeing the Kentucky Derby live at least once as requirements for a man ' s life to be fulfilled.) And as the year came to a close, the most ironic trend, if that is what is was, developed. People started being themselves and not following any particular trends. Cliques and the like almost disappeared. Unlikely couples were seen in the halls. Students spontaneously combusted while walking to classes (OK, I ' m kidding about this one). There was a change though. We all realized that we are here for just a short time and that trends only serve to help find out who we are, and when we do, we do not need them anymore (so who cares if I wear tube socks with dress pants?) The End — By Ray Martinez and technical advice from Greg Bedell 5_7 A Look at Yesterday ' s Trends: 1969 1986 loaf of bread .23 .98 gallon of milk 1.26 2.34 pound of butter .85 1.82 new Ford auto 3278.00 9281.00 gallon of gas .35 .89 new home 15,525.00 89,463.00 annual income 8,547.00 22,339.00 president Johnson Reagan vice-president Humphrey Bush 9 10 1. Skateboards, at least with younger kids, have made a definite comeback 2,3,4. Convenient stores and quick shops pop up on every corner. They sell everything, including self-serve food items and video rentals 5. Spuds Mackenzie, the " Original Party Animal ' adorned all the coolest beachwear. 6. Cherry cola is definitely trendy and seltzer water comes in tons of flavors. 7 A spin¬ off of " Baby Aboard, " these signs stuck to millions of car windows, e g Mother-in-law in trunk, nobody aboard, If you ' re rich, I ' m single. 8. The Trans-Am remains trendy, as does the Saab, Porsche, and Ferrari. 9,12. Hardee ' s and McDonald ' s provided staples for life. 10. Everything is now drive-thru. 1 1. Dominos provided late night pizza delivery. 13. Now both Illinois and Missouri have a lottery — that ' s gambling. 31 1. TJ. Padgett, John Pawloski, and Fr. Gary Gummersheimer wolf down pretzels and cookies to replenish their weakened bodies. 2. Mr. Fizer remains tight-lipped as he checks his temperature. 3. Sally Held tags the bags that hold the blood. 4 Rob Wienhoff gets smeared with iodine before the siphoning begins. 5. Liz Murphy clutches her Teddy Bear while waiting for the needle. 6. Coach Schott grins and bears it. T 7 32 t i§ If YOU DONT GIVE 3 US YOUR WILL GET IT F0R.U5J Friday the 13th — A Bloody Good Day In this day and age, most people agree that believing in the strange effects of Friday the 13th is pure superstition. But when one hears Pete Town- shend playing over the P.A., sees Jason stalking the hall¬ ways, and witnesses the posses¬ sion of over 100 clocks, one be¬ gins to wonder. No, it was not the shooting of " Friday the 13th Part VII — Jason Returns to High School " ; it was our annual blood drive. Many of the stu¬ dents who were seventeen years of age or older, generous¬ ly, almost eagerly, volunteered to miss a class or two or three — to help replenish the blood banks of the American Red Cross. The goal of the student council was to obtain one hundred thir¬ ty pints of blood. Fortunately, we bled well past our quota, and collected one hundred sixty pints. Although the lines were long — mainly because most of the stu¬ dents were first-time donors and it took longer to process them — people as a whole were very patient, and very few mishaps occurred. Most students would agree that giving blood is a very painless process, and the worst part is watching everyone else on the tables. All donors should be en¬ couraged to continue giving, and underclassmen should defi¬ nitely consider donating as soon as they are old enough. And re¬ member: To bleed is a deed that is always in need!! 6 Liz Murphy visits Leningrad, Kiev, and Moscow Finds Russians quiet but courteous Elizabeth Murphy, Althoff High School senior, who recently made a two-week visit to the Soviet Union, found both si¬ milarities and differences in the Russian people she met to their counterparts in the United States. Liz spent last Christmas and New Year ' s holidays with a tour group in Russia. She visited three cities in the Soviet Union, Leningrad, Kiev, and Moscow. The tour group spent Christmas day in Kiev and Liz attend Mass at a small Catholic church there. The Russian people that the 35 persons on the tour met were generally courte¬ ous but quiet, Liz advised. She said that the people could tell that those in the mostly youthful tour group were for¬ eigners " because we never stopped talking or laughing. " The Russian peo¬ ple, even while waiting in lines at shops, were noticeably silent, Liz noted. In Leningrad, she visited Beriozka, a shot for tourists only, where people with foreign currency are given special treat¬ ment and are made " to feel at home, " she explained. A highlight of the Althoff senior ' s tour was a visit to Russian grade and high schools in Kiev. She pointed out that al¬ though the high school students were her age, the schools were more ad¬ vanced, similar to our colleges. However, she found the Russian youth " just like we are. " The youth in the tour group were able to converse with their Russian counterparts at the school in English. The students had studied Eng¬ lish as a second language since second grade, they told the U.S. youth. The Russian students were interested in music and fashions, just like youth in this country. They eagerly scanned the U.S. magazines which members of the tour had. That ' s one of the ways the Rus¬ sians learn about the United States, they told the touring Americans. All the youth in the Russian schools wear uni¬ forms, Liz said. The Althoff senior found the visit to the Kremlin one of the most impressive sights of the tour. " With all the golden domes, it was stunning, " she said. She celebrated New Year ' s in Moscow at a large party, complete with Russian music. She explained that before mid¬ night, Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev delivered a speech on national televi¬ sion and " counted down " the New Year for the Russians. Cultural and other differences in Rus¬ sian life compared to Americans noted by Liz Murphy were: " While we go to the movies on weekends, Russians go to the circus. " There are a relatively small number of cars on the roads. The sub¬ ways are adorned with marble statues, resemble museums, and are completely free from litter. Liz, daughter of Dr. Michael and Mrs. Rena Murphy, Belleville, made the tour with a group from Concordia College in Moorehead, Minn. The tour group in¬ cluded students from a summer lan¬ guage camp at the college. She studied Russian during two and a half years she attended Governor French Academy in Belleville. She also studied Russian at the camp the summer of her sophomore year. The Althoff senior transferred to Althoff in the middle of her junior year. Liz said that she " brushed up on the language and history before I left " (on the Russian tour), " so I wasn ' t totally out in the cold. " Murphy said that in the free exchanges with Soviets, the American visitors tend¬ ed to avoid the controversial. " We wanted contracts with people rather than arguments, " she said. The people- to-people contacts showed certain con¬ trasts between generations of Soviets. " It ' s a new generation, " Murphy said. " They are not the same as their parents or grandparents. " Older people, she re¬ called, seldom smiled and never laughed. " The younger kids were much more open, " she continued. " They would approach very freely and easily and ask us questions, laugh and discuss things. " Exchanges with the Soviet guide tended to be a little like reading an encyclope¬ dia, she said. " They will tell you the mea¬ surements, how many people visit, " said Murphy. " They are very exact with ev¬ erything they say. " " We talked a lot about the education system, " Murphy said. " In the Soviet Union, all education is free. That was one of the things that amazed them, that our education was so expensive. " Then the Americans asked about mail in the Soviet Union. " We asked if they felt their mail was censored and all the people we talked to — and we asked several people — they said no. " Soviets frequently approached the visi¬ tors asking " to buy anything Ameri¬ can, " especially magazines, music tapes and T-shirts with printing on them. Even if the Americans had nothing to sell, the Soviets still wanted to talk with the Americans, Murphy said. One of the hallmarks of ordinary Sovi¬ ets, she learned, was their courtesy. " I think most Russian people are more courteous to the American tourists than we would be to Russians tourists. " One of her favorite memories of the So¬ viet Union involved symbolic rather than spoken language. At the school in Kiev, when Murphy noticed one of the stu¬ dents holding an empty gum wrapper, she passed around some gum and re¬ ceived an effusion of thanks from the Soviets. " One little boy took off the head band he had worn in a school skit and gave it to me, " Murphy said, " It said ' sunrise ' on it in English, but it was spelled ' sun- rize. ' It was little things like that that real¬ ly made you appreciate the people. " Murphy thinks she may use her knowledge of the Russian language in a career in international business or as a translator. But that ' s in the future. For the present, she has one firm hope: " I just hope the people in the United States and the USSR can come to see we are equal and the same people and can live together peacefully. " The Senior Class sponsored the Donkey Basket¬ ball game on April 29, Christine Ysursa initiated the project and organized the teams and tick¬ ets. Bucking, running, ducking and obstinate donkeys provided a hilarious evening despite the embarrassing moments for the seniors. But, everyone knows what big heads the seniors have, so it helped to prepare them for the real world. Awards, awards, and more awards All these seniors have maintained a 3.8 G.P.A. for four years. Beth Jordan, Lori Cavataio, John Lehman, Tony Roth, Christina Ysursa, Molly Polka, Doug Becker and Sally Lehrter were all featured as Journal Top Teens. Carrie Coyne, Ka¬ tie Barrett, Roger Glenn, Rob Schmieder, and Mike Tognarelli were all runner-ups in the school com¬ petition for the sophomore to at¬ tend the Hugh O ' Brian Youth Leadership Seminar in June at Wesley¬ an University. Tom Egan was chosen to represent Alth- off. Althoff received 1st place in the McKendree Curriculum Contest. Award winners were: Lisa York, Debbie White, Doug Becker, Amy Decker, Barb Whitehead, Sally Lehrter, Pat Magill, Tony Bankston, John Lehman, Joe Schwalb, Pat Brady, Mark Wodarczyk, Dale David, Mike Aleman, Mike Tognarelli, Brad Pfeiffer and Roger Glenn. Tony Lowry re¬ ceived the S.A.R. Award (Sons of the American Rev¬ olution) and Molly Polka complete w combat boots, received the D.A.R. Award (Daughters of the American Revolution). These seniors were IL State Scholars: Mary Hughes, Molly Polka, Laurie Kane, Alicia Sier¬ ra, Laura Davis, Cristy Cullen, Lori Cavataio, Melissa Becherer, Brenda Rensing, Greta Stock, Sally Lehrter, Elizabeth Cerny, Michelle Kutsch, Beth Jordan, Lisa Halvachs, Doug Becker, Tony Roth, Jason Hannes, John Leh¬ man, Greg Bedell, Ken Wetstein, Steve Hoerner, Jim Gomric, Jim Werheim and Pat Magill. Lisa Halvachs, Ray Martinez and Elizabeth Cerny were National Merit Semi-Finalists, while John Lehman was a National Merit Finalist and received a scholarship. Doug Becker, Lori Cavataio, Laurie Kane and John Lehman were honored as Exchange Club Youths of the Month. Doug was later awarded Youth of the Year Juniors Barb Whitehead, Brenda LaChien, Julie Wisniewski, Jodi Edgar, Jeff Hoffman, Jodi Fizer, John Mansim, Steve Schott and Scott Lieb were named National Youth Salute Nominees. The area winner and runner-ups will be announced in the fall. John Lehman was last year ' s area winner, and Molly Polka was a runner-up. Molly attended a three-day leadership symposium at Washington University as a result. Mark Czerniejewski, Brad Heap, John Mansim, Mike Davis, Roger Glenn, Kelly Fleming, Vicki Schwab, Michelle Kutsch, John Lehman, Tony Lowry and Mike Taphorn were on the JETS team. JETS, the Junior Engineering Technical Society team, is a group of above average students whose future plans include a career in engineering or other closely related fields. Each team member takes a test in two of his or her best subjects, ranging from English and math to science and graphics. With Mrs. Betty Henry as the moderator, the Althoff team competed with teams from other local schools on Friday, February 20th. Team member John Lehman placed fourth in physics and English, while Mike Davis took second in graphics. Next year ' s goal will be a push for more interaction between teachers and JETS members in preparation for the 1988 com¬ petition. John Mansim A whole new look at... ir» . £ Bodies in Motion 41 Breese Central W Collinsville W Cahokia W Mascoutah W Carbondale Tournament Cahokia W Grayville W West Invitational Harrisburg W Carbondale L Carbondale L Red Bud W Edwardsville W Belleville West L Freeburg W Mascoutah W Marissa w Roxanna W Belleville West L Mater Dei L Edwardsville W Red Bud W O ' Fallon W O ' Fallon W Granite City w Regionals Hazelwood Central w Belleville East L Belleville East L 1. Crusaders anticipate the deadly " fate of the tape ' 2. Chris Albrecht contributes to another Althoff victory. 3. The 1986-87 Althoff Varsity Volleyball Team: Sitting: Jodi Edgar, Malana Cimarolli, Janet Casey, Kathy Schmieder, Kelly Longust, Leanne Wisniewski, Chris Albrecht. Kneeling: Sue Dewein, An¬ gie Lauff, Maria Davis, Tricia Dorrough, Jodi Fizer Standing: Coach Mark Mueller, Vicki Schwab, and Stephanie Green 4 Lady Crusaders huddle for a pep talk. 5. Kathy Schmieder displays the finesse that has made her one of the area ' s best. 6. Stephanie Green displays her overpower¬ ing technique. 7. Malana Cimarolli continually reaches for new heights. " Success lies not in being the best, but in doing your best. " — Mark Mueller The date was Monday, August 18, 1986; the sun had not yet peeked out from the East. The time was approximately 5:40 am. While many people were still resting in their beds, the 1986 Althoff girls ' volleyball team began their first day of tryouts. A noticeably different face appeared from the coaching staff. Mark Mueller had taken over the job of head coach. The Varsity team had been used to the former head coach ' s tryouts and prac¬ tices, but this year the girls would face the chal¬ lenge of a coach who wanted a team that was well- conditioned and willing to put in many extra hours for practicing. They began to run more than they ever had to in previous years. The coach told the girls to remember that the gym is their home during volleyball season. The roster for the 1986 Varsity Volleyball team consisted of: Seniors — Kathy Schmieder — Cap¬ tain, 3rd year varsity player, setter spiker; Kelly Longust — 3rd year varsity player, middle hitter; Chris Albrecht — 3rd year varsity player, defensive specialist; Janet Casey — 2nd year varsity player, defensive specialist; and Leanne Wisniewski — 1st year varsity player, setter, Juniors — Malana Ci- marolli — outside hitter; Maria Davis — outside hitter; Sue Dewein — hitter; Trish Dorrough — de¬ fensive specialist; Jodi Edgar — setter spiker; Jodi Fizer — setter; Stephanie Green — middle hitter; and Angie Lauff — hitter, and Sophomores — Kathy Albrecht — setter; and Vicki Schwab — hitter. The girls really wanted to prove that they were the best in the area. Then, on September 2, the chal¬ lenge began. The girls played Breese Central and defeated them with the scores of 15-8 and 16-14. Kathy Schmieder commented on the game by say¬ ing, " It was our first game and everyone played extremely well together. It made me look really forward to the rest of the season. " The team ' s record for the 1986 season was 19-7. In season play, the girls lost to only 3 opponents. All 3 of the losses went to 3 games. Although the team did not win any titles in tournament play, the scores indi¬ cate how well they really played against good teams. The girls ' season ended in the Regionals against East. Chris Albrecht said, " We were playing well in the first 2 games, then in the third game, we fell apart. " Congratulations girls for a well played sea- son!! Senior quotes: Janet Casey — " All in all we had a pretty fun year, even though we didn ' t go to state we accomplished a lot and we made life-long friends. " Leanne Wisniewski — " We had a great group of girls. We worked well together and got along great. We were all good friends outside the sport, too. The five seniors on the team kept the team going and moving and we were all great friends. " Kelly Longust — " We all worked very hard as a team. We pulled for each other through the good times and the bad. We won as a team and we lost as a team. We all got along very good on the court and off the court. " Chris Albrecht — " Volleyball was a lot of fun. We played as a team. One thing I liked is that everyone supported each other. I ' m sad the season is over and I ' ll miss play¬ ing for Althoff next year. This season was both memorable and exciting. " Kathy Schmieder — " I was so impressed by the fan support shown this year. It was sensational to play in front of lots of friends and family. Volleyball has always meant so much to me and Althoff has given me so many great times and friends. I will miss everyone at Alth¬ off but Chris, Kelly, Leanne and Janet, the 4 years we spent together in volleyball are beyond words. Thanks, everyone, so much for the memories!!! " 1. The front row sets up a power spike. 2. JV Volleyball team: Front Row: (Left to Right) Dana Sterr, Jodi Edgar, Malana Cimar- olli, Angie Lauff, Sue Dewein, Vicki Schwab, Maria Davis, Me¬ lissa Rensing, Brandy Neuharth, Mary Jo Sax. Second Row: (Kneeling): Kim Dawson, Beth Schmidt, Tricia Dorrough, Leslie Black. Third Row: (Standing): Jodi Fizer, Coach Mark Mueller, Julie Von Feldt, Sue Pusa, Cathy Al¬ brecht, Kristi Karban. 3. Jodi Ed¬ gar demonstrates the concentra¬ tion for a winning serve. 4 Jodi Fizer and Stephanie Green dis¬ play the team work needed for a well-executed play. 5. The team discusses their last minute strate¬ gy. 6. The Lady Crusaders antici¬ pate the drop of the ball. 7. Fresh¬ man Volleyball Team: Front Row (Ground): Jessica Daab, Alicia Reidner, Madalyn McGovern, Amy Basinski, Teresa Jones, Beth Seel. Second Row (Back): Coach Dori Ross, Brandy Neuharth, Julie Von Feldt, Aimee Foppe, Maggie Begnara. 8. Players get ready for the inevitable spike p 44 Linksters Finish Above Par If the 1986-87 Althoff school year is labeled a success story, then the Crusader golf team fits right in. With a team comprised of mostly underclassmen, the linksters compiled a nifty 10-7 record, one of the best in recent years. Best of all, next year should prove to be even better since almost all of the top players are returning for match play. In post-season competition, the Althoff golfers fared very well. In the Mascoutah Regionals, the team placed fifth out of sixteen schools, missing the team sectionals by a mere five strokes. " Our team shocked many of the areas top teams, " commented Coach Bruce Elser. Individually, juniors Randy Rachell and Steve Villarreal advanced to the area sectionals by posting an 82 and an 81 respectively. Senior Lori Cavataio, the only female golfer in the history of Althoff, competed in her fourth regional. " I have been privileged to be a member of the golf team for four years, " says Lori, " and I hope I have contributed to the team ' s success, and the future looks even better. Good luck linksters!!! " -v • . . ' c “• » IZ ' r. C X. ;} ...V V .. Sept 2 Althoff-W Edwardsville-L Sept 2 Althoff-L Red Bud-W Sept 8 Althoff-L Mater Dei-W Sept 9 Althoff-W Granite City-L Sept 10 Althoff-L Morquette-W Sept 10 Althoff-W Edwardsvdle-L Sept 10 Althoff-L Metro Eost Lutheron-W Sept 16 Althoff-W Belleville East-L Sept 18 Althoff-W Belleville West-L Sept 22 Althoff-W Mascoutoh-L Sept 24 Althoff-W O ' FaHon-L Sept 24 Althoff-L Mater Dei-W Sept 25 Althoff-L Colbmvii«-W Sept 25 Althoff-W Belleville Eost-L Sept 26 Althoff-L GfcouH-W Sept 26 Althoff-L Waterloo-W Sept 30 Althoff-L Waterloo-W 9. Mike Phillips displays top form at the regional tournament at Tamarack. 10. The Crusaders ' sole female golfer con¬ centrates as the team enters Regional competition. 11. Golf Team. Front Row: Brian Dumstorff, Randy Rachell, Steve Villarreal, Lori Cavataio, Jim Orlet, Clay Goedeke. Second Row: Tim Wood, Scott Hudson, Chris Parciak, Matt Zit- tel, Brian Fields, Joe Wehrheim. Third Row: Tony Bankston, Coach Bruce Elser, Mike Phillips, Jim Gibbons. Belleville West T Cahokia T Carbondale W Belleville East L Gibault W Riverview Gardens W Highland W Waterloo W O ' Fallon L Lebanon W Granite City W O ' Fallon T Triad L Alton Marquette W Gibault W Belleville West w Cahokia w Collinsville L 1 1. National coach ' s M.V.P. Dave Stosberg awes Highland players. 2. Physical endurance is a key to the game, especially for Mike Vogt. 3. Varsity Soc¬ cer (12-4-3) Regional Champions Front Row, Left to Right: Dave Stosberg, Tim Zollner, Todd Hel- frich, Jim Welch, Steve Patton, Greg Nester, Mike Hassard, Dan Bauer, Mike Vogt, Carl Jansen, Dave Alvarez, Mitch Bohnak, B.J. Hamann. Back Row, Left to Right: Coach Mr. Larry Monk, Joe McMahon, Mark Holubasch, Jeff Schneider, Dan Cadagin, Dave Levin, Brian Christ, Matt Trinity, Scott Randall, Brad Partridge, Tim Bauer, and Jim Pratl. Belle-Clair Joe Dressier Memorial Award: Greg Nester; Fairview Heights Soccer M.V.P award: Tim Zollner; All-Sectional, All-Area All- Star, National Coach M.V.P.: Dave Stosberg 4 Tim Zollner puts forth an energetic effort. 5. Soph¬ omore, Tim Bauer, demonstrates his intense con¬ centration. Kickers Reach Goals! Althoff Wins Regional Tournament As the 1986-87 soccer season started for Althoff, many adversities hit. The team was plagued by injuries and the original starters did not see much playing time. Those who filled in, however, managed to get the job done and hung tough to the end. The Crusaders started with two disappointing ties. Then, after an easy victory, the team lost to East in overtime. The Crusaders then experienced a series of highs and lows, beating Granite City, but losing to O ' Fallon and Triad. They finished the regular season, though, with a 9-3-3 record. The team really swung into action for the Regional Tournament with four consecu¬ tive victories, bringing the championship back to Althoff for the first time in three years. They then went on to be defeated in overtime to Collinsville, the eventual state champions. The team ended the season with a winning record of 12-4-3. Greg Nester comments, " On behalf of the seniors, I ' d like to wish Coach Mank and the future Althoff soccer players good luck next year. Our team set a few " firsts ' ' for Althoff soccer. Hopefully, everyone will continue to achieve success for Alth¬ off ' 6. The opponents provide a challenging obstacle. 7. Freshmen Soccer (5 3) City Champions. Front Row, Left to Right: Matt Oelrich, Monty Hickey, Donnie Odum, John Regan, Brad Partridge, Mike Mottershead, Robb Voellinger, Joe McMahon, Chris Bauer, Craig Byrkit, Jamie Duff. Back Row, Left to Right. Denny Bielke, Mark Rasure, Doug Welch, Coach Todd Neighbors, John Brennan, Brian Karvinen, Steve Schickedanz, and Tim Mallett. 8. Larry Mank works hard for Althoff soccer. 9 Recipient of the Belle-Clair Joe Dressier Memorial Award, Greg Nester likes to play an action-packed game. 10. Constant awareness and team communication plays a large part in Brian Soehnlin ' s strategy. 11 Carl Jansen is not afraid to go all out. 12. Junior Varsity (9-3-2) Front Row, Left to Right. Craig Byrkit, Jeff Moynihan, Brad Partridge, Brian Soehnlin, Robb Schmieder, Dave Levin, Mike Mottershead, Brian Christ, Robb Voellinger, Brad Pfeiffer, Joe McMahon, Mike Neighbors. Back Row, Left to Right: Brian Karvinen, Mark Rasure, Doug Welch, Kevin Tribout, Chris Gagen, Jerry Green, Mike Sterr, Mike Hatzl, Dan Cadagm, Todd Cygan, Tim Bauer, Scott Randall, and Larry Mank. Missing from photo. Coach Todd Neighbors. 13. Dave Levin outwits the oppos¬ ing team with his quick footwork. 10 12 1 1. The 1986-87 Althoff Varsity Cheerleading Squad: (row 1) Monica Webb, Stacy Berutti, Shawn McIntosh, Karen Basinski; (row 2) Angie Voyles, Juli Wisniewski, Michelle Middleton, Stephanie Nelle, Jenny Utz, Amy McKinney. 2. The girls enjoy participating in the Christmas Parade. 3. The squad relaxes in the airport while waiting for their flight. 4. The cheerleaders take to the field during a break in the action. 5. Free time means relaxing and goofing around. 6. The Junior Varsity Squad: (row 1) Kathy Artime, Corey Bauer, Keryn Bird; (row 2) Tina Wester, Stephanie Nelle, Amy Heinrich; (row 3) Colleen Keefe, Katie Becker. 48 SQUAD DAZZLES JUDGES The 1986-87 season definitely provided something to cheer about. Our football team started off strong by having an undefeated season and proceeded to the state play¬ offs. Then our basketball team won the Charleston Holiday Tournament and finished with a superior record which enabled them to compete in the regionals. Both of these seasons were exciting for the girls to cheer for. Not only did the girls cheer the season games, but also they kept busy preparing for various competitions. The girls won the cheerleading trophy for the 10th consecutive year at the Charleston Holiday Basket¬ ball Tournament. On December 12th, the girls competed at the regional cheerleading competition at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois. The rating they received there allowed them to proceed to the national competition in Orlando, Florida. At this competition, sixty of the best girls ' varsity squads in the nation competed in the preliminary competition. The judges chose the best fourteen squads to advance to the finals held the next day — the Althoff cheerleaders were among these fourteen. As a result of all their hard work, the girls were honored to place ninth in the nation. The routine that they performed consisted of cheers, gymnastics, mounts, double stunts, and dance. Making it to the finals was seen as an accomplishment by all because Althoff was one of the smallest squads there, having only ten members compared to most other squads with fourteen or sixteen members. After the competi¬ tions were over, the girls were able to spend a fun-filled day at Disney World and another day relaxing in Florida, which was a well-deserved reward. After the girls ' regular season was over, they still kept busy performing at various exhibitions. Senior, Michelle Middleton, summed up the feelings of all the seniors in her comment, " It was a lot of hard work, but it paid off in the end when we went to nationals in Florida. We all had a blast working together the entire year. This past year of cheerleading is some¬ thing I ' ll remember the rest of my life. " Next year ' s Varsity Squad hopes to continue in the Althoff tradition of a winning school spirit. — Juli Wisniewski 8 7. The cheerleaders display their acrobatic tal¬ ents for the crowd. 8. Karen Basinski comes out on top of this cheer. 9. The squad cele¬ brates after the national competition. 10. The girls raise school spirit from the sidelines. 10 50 M. • St ALTHOFF REACHES ALL GOALS 1. The Crusaders clobber Belleville East, their cros¬ stown rivals. 2. One of the many plays the Crusaders used in order to gain over 2,000 yards for the season. 3 The 1986-87 Illinois State Semifinalists, The Althoff Crusaders: first row: Robert Kennedy, Pierre Stewart, Jim Schaefer, Brent Knox, Charles Camillo, Mike Flo¬ ra, Todd Groesch, Tony Roth; second row: Mgr. Liz Murphy, Swen Tompkins, Kris Armstrong, Chris Ev¬ ans, Todd Marchand, David Pusa, Rich Westerheide, Chad Doyle, Mgr. Lori Cavataio; third row. Mgr Ni cole Cerneka, Terrence Chavis, Bill Lyke, Jerry Von Bokel, Mike Lugge, Tom Hasenstab, Corey Cox, Juan Cox, Tom Myatt, Mgr. Carol Viner; fourth row: Robert Patterson, Ken Shields, Brent Wilhelm, Steve Schott, Terry Reno, Brent Haar, Frank Boudreaux; fifth row: Bill Stanis, Doug Berning, Greg Smith, Paul McCann, Brett Kessler, James Gomric, Tim Gula, Pat Hayes; sixth row: Pat Magill, Kurt Songster, David Bush, Mario Jones, John Heller, Matt Peskar, Tony Sak; seventh row: Dr. Brian O ' Neill, Duane Clark, Mike Miller, Dan Schaefer, Asst. Coach David Bone, Asst. Coach Jack Gagen, Asst. Coach Emilio Bassy; eighth row: Head Coach Glenn Schott, Asst. Coach Mike Abegg, Asst Coach Brad Harriman, Asst. Coach Rich Thevel. 4. Co-captains, Pat Hayes and Juan Cox, celebrate with Coach Schott on the occa¬ sion of Coach Schott ' s 100th victory. 5. The fighting Crusaders prepare to say yes to another challenge. REGULAR SEASON: Alton-Forfeited Belleville East-W Cahokia-W Cape Girardeau-W Belleville West-W Granite City-W Edwardsville-W Collinsville-W • Poplar Bluff-W PLAYOFF GAMES: O ' Fallon-W Murphysboro-W Roxanna-W Rock Island-L 6. Coach Harriman engages in a post-game conference with co-cap- tain, Pat Hayes. The Last Quarter Eagle by Pat Magill This poem is dedicated to the 1986 football Cru¬ saders, to their coaches, who from freshmen year to senior year gave freely of their time and knowledge of football, and to the parents and fans who encouraged and supported the Cru¬ saders in all that they did. Listen my fellow Crusaders As I relate to you a tale, Of fifty courageous heroes All of whom were male. They conquered many enemies, And in the end they took some licks. But they were the greatest team there ever was- Althoff Football ' 86! The first game was scheduled against Alton Whose faculty was underpaid They forfeited the game because of a teachers ' strike, But, I think they were afraid. Well, the Crusaders didn ' t play that week And they became hungry for a feast. Dinner was served the next Tuesday night, Compliments of Belleville East. The Crusaders came out fighting that night And mowed the Lancers down. Althoff won 28 to 6 To take the first iewel of the city crown. The next game was against Cahokia, And the Crusaders wanted to settle a score The Comanches had beaten the Crusaders 14-0 Just one year before. The Crusaders massacred the Comanches And pounded them into the ground. Then Althoff piled them up And gave Cahokia another mound. After Cahokia the Crusaders Were Cape Girardeau bound, To play the Cape Central Tigers On Coach Schott ' s old stompin ' ground. Althoff started the game up right With a powerful offensive thrust. Then the defense took over and shut them down And another one bit the dust. The next game the Crusaders played Would determine Belleville ' s best. Yes, my friends, the time had come To slaughter Belleville West. The two teams were ready to play that night, But the game was called due to rain That was fine for the Crusaders, But West should have fled to Spain. Three days later the Crusaders Came out with fire in their eyes. But West held on in the first half Giving Althoff a big surprise. But when the second half started. The Crusaders began throwing the Maroons around. And when the dust had cleared, The new city champs were crowned. The next week the Crusaders ' spirit Burned as if heated by several fires. The time had come to play Granite City, The team that beat the Flyers. The Crusaders ' season wasn ' t over yet For they were state playoff bound. And it was the O ' Fallon Panthers That they played in the very first round. Each team went at it and fought bitterly. Just like soldiers in a war. But when the final gun had sounded, Still there was no score. After three tough overtimes were played. The two teams remained tied But the Crusaders kicked a field goal, And the O ' Fallon team ' s hopes of winning died. Next the Murphysboro Red Devils came To take the Crusaders ' souls. But Althoff destroyed the Red Devils, And the Crusaders continued to roll. The next playoff game for the Crusaders Was against the Roxana Shells The Crusaders beat them up so bad That Roxana left the field hearing bells. The next game the mighty Crusaders played Was against the Rock Island Pioneers. It was the last game for Althoff, And it caused many tears. The Crusaders weren ' t ready to play that day. They came out cold as frost. Later in the game they went out fighting, But in the end they lost. Well, maybe the Crusaders didn ' t win that final game, And maybe they didn ' t pass the test. But, I ' m here to say that no matter what anybody else says, They ' ll always be the very BEST! Many so-called experts Said that Althoff would lose that day. But when it was time for the game to start, The Crusaders just said, " Warriors, come out and play. " Althoff made a mockery of Granite City, And the Warrior fans were hushed. 41-0 was the score, and The team that beat East Side was crushed The next challenge was against Edwardsville For the Crusaders it was more of the same. The final score was 31-7, With the defense winning the game. Althoff ' s next contest was Collinsville And the Crusaders were victorious once again The score was 25-0 Giving Coach Schott his 100th win. The Crusaders were headed for Missouri again For one very simple reason: To beat the Poplar Bluff Mules And finish the regular season By beating the Mules 48 to zip, The Crusaders had succeeded In doing something no Althoff team had ever done, Finishing the year undefeated 51 -i. Football and more Football. 1. Crusaders show their offensive style 2. Crusaders charge for another touchdown. 3. Crusaders put their powerful defense into action. 4. Jerry Von Bokel parties with the team. 5. Frosh Crusaders: Row 1: Kelly Wells, Manager, Derek Marshall, Chris Ea¬ gan, Steve Gomric, Pat Vunetich, Sean Hayden, Andre Rush, Andrew Robertson, Mike Klickovich, Brian Eschman, Chris Bo- sen, Denise Nadler, Manager Row 2: Den¬ ise Hebner, Manager, Dave Carpenter, John Gula, Bernie Ysursa, Dan Evans, Jim Abernathy, Chuck Hoefler, Pat Palas, Keith Schwartz, John Pawloski, Pat Hill, Coach Andy Kinsella Row 3: Tom Wodarczyk, Tom Aldridge, Kevin Garcia, Bill West, John Whitworth, Eric Songster, Robert Murphy, Don Noski, Mark Walsh 6. Team captains Pat Hayes and Juan Cox celebrate Coach Schott ' s 100th win. 7 7. Crusaders stand by while teammates crush the opponents. 8. 24 makes a Roy Green. 9. Crusaders start off their winning style. 10. Coach Harrimann gives last minute instructions to the fighting Crusad¬ ers. 1 1. Crusaders await the referee ' s call. POM PON: I A-l PERFORMERS Pom pon ... to some it is just 24 girls who learn routines to music for halftime shows at football and basketball games. But, to the girls on the squad, it is much more. As with being on any team, you become close. You still have your fair share of arguments, but you also have the times of winning. Being captain, I got the privilege of accepting the many trophies we won this year. And in the past, just being a squad member and hearing " First place ... Althoff! " had to be some of the best times of my life. I have been on the squad three years, and, if I had to choose one year above the others, it would be an impossible task. Each year was special because each year consisted of different girls. Every single girl brought something different to the squad, and everyone contributed to the squad as a whole in her own way. Some girls made up whole routines, while others would suggest a formation or an entrance for the routine. It didn ' t matter how big or small your contribution, just as long as you put forth some effort for the squad. Aside from winning first place, the other important times that stick out in my memory are those of performing for our home crowds, especially at football games. It would give you chills to be out there in front of a cheering crowd in an open stadium. Getting the applause made all the long practices worth while. 1. The Althoff Pom Pon Squad displays their originality in their routine to " Bit by Bit. " 2. The squad ' s enthusiasm shows through as they dance to " Sweet Thing. " 3. The girls rival the Rockettes with their chorus line maneuvers. 4. The squad provides half-time entertainment to " Baby, I ' m a Star. " I guess you could say that pom pon has been my life for the last three years. When I look back on my high school days, I will definitely think of pom pon first. It was one of the things that made high school a great time for me. — Debi Harris 5. The Pom Pon Squad ends their routine with style. 6. Reaching for the stars, the girls ' hard work and dedication is apparent. 7. Tricia O ' Neill, Allison Smith, and Julie Gil¬ breath smile at the crowd during their per¬ formance 8 The 1986-87 Althoff Pom Pon Squad: row 1 — Co-Captains Michelle Ed¬ wards and Debi Harris; row 2 — Mindy Mill¬ er, Christine Kocot, Sheri Reno, Kim Berg- koetter, Julie Gilbreath, Barb Reidner, Alli¬ son Smith, Kiki Bird, row 3 — Sherri Syzdek, Lynn Weissert, Brenda Lechien, Cindy Wachtel, Judy Hasenstab, Diane Week, Jessica Klaus; row 4 — Michelle Leveling, Pam Simmons, Tricia O ' Neill, Kelly Fahey 55 Winning the Charleston Tournament, the East Regional, and compiling a 23-6 record, the Crusaders have a sensational year. Varsity Basketball Record Althoff Visitors Mascoutah 55 43 Edwardsville 83 45 Alton 76 58 East 56 57 O ' Fallon 54 66 Olney 56 54 Mattoon 52 41 Charleston 55 47 Monticello 70 67 Lebanon 63 57 Freeburg 64 45 Springfield Griffin 62 58 Cahokia 43 42 Carbondale 60 62 West Hazelwood Cen¬ 65 51 tral 69 74 Granite City 73 47 Mater Dei 55 47 West 67 57 Edwardsville 58 46 St. Anthony ' s Metro East Luth¬ 61 45 eran 80 48 Cahokia 58 53 Okawville 54 65 Murphysboro 73 45 East 42 39 O ' Fallon 67 59 Bethalto 52 43 Lincoln 32 38 Lincoln went on to win the title. State 1. Team members rejoice after winning the East Regional. 2. Kevin Schwartz pushes the ball in. 4. Althoff fans go wild during the East Regional. Althoff ' s basketball team had lost some respect over the past couple of year. But, after the season was finished this year, many minds were changed. The Boys ' Varsity Basketball team ended the season at 23-6, the second best in the school ' s history. Throughout the sea¬ son, the team managed to win the school ' s first holiday tournament taking 1st place at the Charleston Holiday Tournament. It then went on to tie the school record for 20 wins in regular sea¬ son play. This wasn ' t satisfying enough for the 86-87 squad, so they went on to win the Belleville East Regional and even advanced to the championship game of the Collinsville Sectional. They were fi¬ nally stopped, though they had nothing to hang their heads about. Quoting Coach Harriman, " It wasn ' t just a good year; it was a great year! " There were six seniors on the team: Co¬ captains Kevin Schwartz and Tom Car¬ penter, Mark Weilbacher, Terry Reno, Tom Keim and Umana Essien. A few last quotes were made by some of the sen¬ iors. Mark stated, " It was a great sea¬ son, and I was glad to be a part of the team. " " We had a great season, and I had a lot of fun, " said Terry. Kevin re¬ marked, " It was a fun year for us sen¬ iors, with many memories which will last forever. " — Kevin Schwartz 7 First row: Manager Lori Cavataio, Corey Cox, Tom Carpenter, Mark Weilbacher, Paul McCann, Tom Keim, Mike Miller, B C. Perry, Manager Liz Murphy. Second row: Manager Jill Von Feldt, Terry Reno, Danny Serkin, Umana Es- sien, Coach Harriman, Coach Abegg, Kevin Schwartz, Brent Haar, Steve Schott, and Man¬ ager Deanna Allen. 57 Sophomore record 11-10. 1st row: Tom Egan, Jeff Moynihan, Mike Sterr, Jack Murphy, Tom Hasenstab, 2nd row: Tony San¬ tos, Chris Shegog, Rob Schmieder, Tim Carley, Scott Hudson, and Coach Rich Thevel. 2. Kevin Schwartz shoots above a Springfield Griffin defender while Terry Reno waits for the re¬ bound. 3. Althoff wins the East Regional 4 Althoff plays in the Collinsville Sectional. 5. Spectacular offense! 6. Tom Carpenter takes an outside shot over the arms of a Freeburg Midget. 7. Brent Haar shoots for two. Freshmen Boys Basket¬ ball record 20-3 City Champions Belleville West Tourna¬ ment 2nd place 1st place Granite City Tournament Front row: (L to R) Brian Eschman, Pat Conreaux, Andre Rush, Dave Car¬ penter, John Pawloski, Bernie Ysursa, Mark Ryan, Dave Klein, Steve Gomric, Brian Karvinen. Back row: (L to R) Keith Schwartz, Donnie Noski, Robb Voellinger, Kris Kathmann, Coach Mr. Larry Mank, Robert Mur¬ phy, Bill West, Jim Aber¬ nathy, Brad Partridge, and missing from photo Dan Evans. Collinsville W Mater Dei L Cahokia W Cahokia W B. West L Madison W Edwardsville L Marquette W E. St. Louis L Alton W B East L Wesclin W Wesclin L O ' Fallon L Granite City W 5 Lady Crusaders play tough As in the past, the Varsity Lady Crusaders again displayed exceptional skills and talents. Unfortu¬ nately, with the loss of four starters to graduation and the transition of head coach to a young Jim McHaney, the team faced what seemed an almost impossible task. But, the girls made the most of the talents they possessed. Honorable mention must be made to the Crusaders ' com¬ petitiveness against many strong opponents. For instance, falling to East St. Louis by a mere four points was a remarkable feat. Others include a hard-fought victory over Wesclin, a school ranked high in its area, a one point loss to Belleville West, and last but certainly not least, losing to powerhouse Belleville West in the regional playoffs by a slim margin of eight points. The team worked well together and throughout the season retained an enormous amount of determina¬ tion, drive, and especially good sportsmanship. — Debbie Mank 1. Althoff ' s Line-Up. 2. Mary Jo Sax shoots for two. 3. Lady cagers battle against Edwardsville. 4. Mary Sue Diekemper anxiously awaits the ball. 5. Varsity Team: Row 1: Debbie Mank, Chris Albrecht, Christina Ysursa. Row 2: Jodi Fizer, Kelly Longust, Polka, Lisa Mueller, Linda Rapp, Coach Scott Martin, and Coach McCann. 6. Junior Varsity: Row 1: Kristi Brueggemann, Kathy Albrecht, Mary Jo Sax, Mary Sue Diekemper, Kim Dawson. Row 2: Vicki Schwab, Kelly Bauer, Tricia Dorrough. Row 3: Coach Martin, Stacy Stratmann. 7. Freshmen Team: Row 1: Kelly Wells, Madalyn McGovern, Row 2: Jennifer Wurtz, Kristin Demond, Brandy Neuharth, Jessica Daab. Row 3: Colleen Junker, Denise Nadler, Denise Heubner, Coach Martin, Alicia Reidner, Chrissy Peterson, Julie Szymula. 8. Jodi Fizer attempts a free throw. 9. Senior players ' Line it up. ' 10. Althoff ' s offense dominated the basketball court. 11. It takes family support to make a well-rounded player, as Christina Ysursa knows. WRESTLERS BOUNCE BACK! On November 10, the first wrestling practice was held. As usual, a large number of hopefuls turned out. A large percentage of these would not stay. This is a tough sport and only the strong survive. Very few freshmen made it. There were also many familiar faces at the first practice. Some were in the midst of spectacular careers. Others desperately grasping for one last shot at glory. They had been here before and had seen it all. These veterans knew what lay ahead. Fate played her wicked games with this team. After the first two matches the casualty list read like a morning obituary column. Without warning, the team was reduced to nine varsity wrestlers. But they persevered. Using J.V. members, the team struggled forward. From this confusion and setback a strange phenomenon occurred. A bond of camaraderie grew. This group of outspoken individuals, who at one time did not know each other in the schools halls, developed into a tightly-woven band of friends. With this new feeling of unity, imminent success materialized. The team was indeed a lean, clean, fighting machine. The able leadership of the man behind the helm, Coach Bill Hart, was the key to the success of the team. Time and again his patience and understanding were tried, and he always remained steadfast. Things improved as the season continued. The good wrestlers who were counted on to win, held up and won. The season ended with a shining unit willing to defend each other and to remember the good times. It was a great year for wrestling. — Ray Martinez and Beth Golightly 1. Varsity picture: 1st row: Chris Neiner, Jack Weir, Jeff Hoffmann, Angelo Alvarez, Billy Lyke, Kevin Tribout, Ron Giedeman. 2nd row: Coach Bill Hart, Jerry Von Bokel, Kris Armstrong, Ray Martinez, Jon Silhavy, Ted Nieman, Coach Brian Mitchell. 2. " Rock-a-bye baby. " Jeff Hoffmann cradles an opponent. 3. Ray Martinez gets a grip on the situation. 4. Angelo Alvarez prepares to go on a " Jungle Ride. " 5. Kris Armstrong does what he does best — wins! 7. The team that prays together, stays togeth- 62 Fairfield W Belleville East L Carbondale W Murphysboro W Roxana L Murphysboro W O ' Fallon L Centralia W Wood River W Cahokia L Collinsville L Mascoutah W Belleville West L Edwardsville L SLUH W Lincoln L Marquette W Murphysboro w Mt. Vernon L Lawrenceville L Record 10-10 Regionals-Kris Armstrong-1st place Sectionals-Kris Armstrong-1 st place 9 6. Is that legal, Angelo AlvarezP? 8. Kris Armstrong asks, " Does the phrase ' atomic pile driver ' mean anything to you? " 9. An¬ gelo Alvarez drives home another victory. 10. Junior Varsity: 1st row: Mitch Huskey, Craig Byrkit, Frank Brello, Jack Wier, Shane May, Bill Onofrey. 2nd row: Coach Bill Hart, Joe Hoffmann, Mark Rasure, Matt Oelrich, David Chappell, Coach Brian Mitchell. 63 1 1. The team gathers for some last minute advice from Coach Kloess. 2. Linda Rapp awaits the throw in the race against time. 3. Slugger Linda Rapp prevailed as an aggressive and ambitious player 4. The 1986-87 varsity softball team: (sit¬ ting) Kelly Cherry, Tracy Cherry, Jennifer Under¬ brink, Kathleen McAleenan, Beth Schmidt, Debbie Cygan, Tricia Dorrough; (kneeling) Michelle Clancy, Christy Gunlach, Christina Ysursa, Susan Helfrich, Linda Rapp; (standing) Leanne Wis¬ niewski, Coach Brueggeman, Jodi Fizer, Coach Kloess, Jean Polka — mgr., Dana Sterr. 5. Christie Brueggeman works hard to cover 2nd base. 6. Swing batter! 6 West (DH) L Bethalto L Freeburg W Marissa L O ' Fallon W Red Bud W Collinsville W Triad W Cahokia L Edwardsville W East (DH) L Gibault W Cahokia Tournament Consolation Champs Mascoutah L Waterloo (DH) L-W Mater Dei W Edwardsville W E. St. Louis w Cahokia L Mascoutah L 10 13 7. Susan Helfrich tags out a runner at first. 8. The JV soft- ball team: (row 1) Kim Jones, Cheryl Nelms, Denise Lay; (row 2) Stephanie Tyke, Brandy Neuharth, Tara Phershy, Pam Smith, Kristin DeMond, Robyn Ittner, Coach Bruegge- man; (row 3) Jennifer Clink, Aimee Foppe, Christie Brueg- geman, Kim Dawson, Shannon Buehler. 9. Pitcher Tracy Cherry dominates the mound. 10. This Lady Crusader makes hitting look easy. 11. Nice cut! 12. Pitching requires much talent and flexibility. 13. Aimee Foppe cautiously considers her options. 65 Baseball Fever Season Is a Hit! Despite the loss of several key play¬ ers to graduation, the Crusaders ' var¬ sity baseball team established an im¬ pressive 22-9 record. Timely hitting and aggressive base-running proved to be key factors in the winning sea¬ son. The pitchers put forth very ef¬ fective performances while their team members backed them up both offensively and defensively. Despite the hot spring weather and the tough competition, the kings of Althoff ' s diamonds provided an exciting base¬ ball season fo r the fans. 2 1 Coach Foppe and Coach Webb discuss the game strategy. 2. Chris Armstrong prepares to deliver a strike to the opponent 3. The JV baseball team: row 1: Matt Trevathean, Tom Egan, Rick Melave, Eric Calhoun, Tom Hasenstab, Tim Bauer, Jack Murphy; row 2: Bernie Ysursa, Nathan Mudd, Nick Phillips, Tim Corley, Paul Bogart, Jeff Moynihan, Chris Armstrong, Chris Shegog, Mark Doiron, Coach Schott 4 Varsity slugger, Steve Schott, sends one down the line Varsity Baseball Record 22-9 5. Coach Webb calls a quick conference on the mound with the infield to discuss strategy for the next batter 6. Rob Voellinger ' s deter¬ mination shows as he winds up for the pitch. 7. The Varsity team: row 1: Chris Evans, Jim Schaefer, Dave Levin, Mike Lugge, Juan Cox, Brent Knox, Corey Cox, Pierre Stewart; row 2: Todd Marchand, Kenji Enomoto, Coach Webb, Randy Rachell, Mike Vogt, Jim Pratl, Stephen Schott, T.J. Padgett, Tim Gula, Jim Gomric, Tom Myatt, Chris Parciak, Coach Foppe, Kurt Junker. 8. Freshmen team: row 1: Keith Brueggeman, David Kline, John Pawloski, Matt Oelrich, Steve Gomric, Pat Conroy, Bill Starnes; row 2: Coach Martin, Andre Rush, Don Noski, Sean Hayden, John Gula, Jim Aber¬ nathy, Rob Voellinger, Tom Aldridge, Brad Par¬ tridge, Garrett Hoerner. 9. Mike Lugge is al¬ ways a catalyst in the teams ' actions. 1986-87 Girls ' Tennis Belleville West Tourney 2nd BelleviNe Eost L Incarnate Word W O ' FaMon W Clayton L Centralia W Belleville West L Granite City W Waterloo (JV) W Belleville East Tourney 4th St Joseph Academy L Collinsville (JV) W Bloomington Invitational 4th Mascoutah W Edwards ville W Visitation Academy L Sectionals 2nd Althoff Tennis Teams Give Their Best on Court 3 4 1. Girls ' Varsity team: (sitting) Kim Grandcolas, Susan Helfrich, Kathleen McAleenan, Laurie Kane; (kneeling) Kerrie Gasaway, Ilona Clyne; (standing) Christina Ysursa, Laura Voellinger, Debbie Heap, Nicole Head, Cyndi Bakin, Jennifer Himstedt. Not shown: Barbie Whitehead 2. Four-year player, Kerrie Gasaway, bends for a shot. 3. Barbie Whitehead keeps her eye on the ball which contributes to her success. 4. Senior Kim Grandcolas prepares for a tough match. 5. Two on one, that ' s not fair! 6. The area ' s best, Laurie Kane, stands tall on the tennis court. 68 jp A -r 1. Sophomore Mike Joergensen displays his winning form. 2. All- around athlete Greg Nester knows that being on ones toes is per¬ tinent for competitive matches. 3. Matt Stohlmann serves for the match. 4 Boys ' Tennis team: front row. Rob Abilez, Chris Traers, Brian Fields, Tom Desmond, Mike Harley, T.K Stolhmann; middle row: Chris Gagen, Mike Joergensen, Matt Heap, Mark Ryan, Matt Stohlmann; back row: Greg Niedzwiecki, Robbie Schmieder, Scott Hudson, Greg Nester, Paul Slocomb. 5. Freshman Tom Des¬ mond exerts a tremendous amount of energy into his game 6. Good form! Boys ' Tennis Cahokia W Centralia W Edwardsville W Granite City W Alton L 69 6 5 Track Struggles The 1987 Althoff track team had a tremendous year. The team broke numerous records. The girls ' team broke 4 records. The 800m and the 400m relay team consisting of Shannon Strange, Sally Lehrter, Debbie Heap, and Chris " Legs " Albrecht, broke 2 school re¬ cords. Also, the 3200m relay team made up of Mary Jo Sax, Cathy Heinzl, Jennifer Korb, and Amber Heuer- mann, set a new record. In addition, Leslie Black broke the school record in the 300m low hurdles, and Kathy Albrecht set the record in the triple jump. For the boys ' team, Brett Kessler reset the record for the triple jump. The track program was headed by Mr. Thevel, Mr. Ga- gen, Mr. Bassy, Mrs. Kondoudis, and Coach Green. The captains were Kurt Songster, Brett Kessler, Chris Al¬ brecht, and Sally Lehrter. The coaches conducted gruel¬ ing practices. Although the team worked very hard, they took time out for fun. They would take an occa¬ sional break for water, whipped cream, and spaghetti. Coach Gagen comments, " It was fun working with the girls. I was very happy and proud of them. The boys worked very hard. It was fun to watch Kessler. With the youth we had, the team stands good for the future. " As a four-year member of the track team, I can state that track is not the most glamorous sport. Each season I would dread the first month of track. But soon the meets and the fun would begin. Even though it was very tough, I feel it was all worth it. I became great friends with the other team members and coaches who I worked with since freshman year. Track demands and teaches self-discipline and self-reliance and is truly re¬ warding. — Sally Lehrter 4 1. Ray Martinez heads to the finish line with baton in hand to complete the 400x4 relay. 2. Brett Kessler leaps to a record in the triple jump. 3. Bill Thurston keeps a good pace in the first leg of the 2-mile relay. 4. Shannon Strange bursts off of the block in the 4x 100 relay. 5. Althoff Crusaders keep up the pace in the mile relay. 6. Joe Thevel reaches new heights in the high jump. 6 1986-87 Track Record Girls: 2-4 Boys: 3-4 7. Track team: row 1: Jennifer Gary, Debbie Heap, Amy Decker, Peggy Bednara, Cathy Heinzl, Katie Barrett, Melissa Aucutt, Colleen Younger, Debbie Brill, Sally Lehrter, Chris Albrecht, Mary Hughes; row 2: Jennifer Korb, Karin O ' Neill, Erica Engelke, Alicia Reidner, Amy Vernier, Lisa Lucarelli, Kathy Albrecht, Sue Pusa, Leslie Black, Jo Sax, Amber Heuermann, Bobbie Jean Parker, Bill Thurston, Roger Glenn, Mark Czermewski, Shane May; row 3: Joe Hoffmann, Bob Kennedy, Chris Amenn, Mario Jones, Chris Ferrara, Chris Bauer, Mike Has- sard, Anton Matthews, Joe Thevel, Terry Chavis, John Collins, Jon Silhavy, Joe Wehrheim, John Reagan, Coach Bossy, Coach Kondoudis; row 4: Coach Thevel, Coach Gagen, Kurt Songster, Brent Wilhelm, Jack Heller, Frank Boudreaux, Ray Martinez, Ken Wetstein, Lance Hyatt, Bill John¬ son, Chris Huskie, Steve Whitworth, Brett Kessler, Brian Sorgea, Steve Timko, Pat Kellmeyer, Eric Songster. 8. A determined Ken Wetstein brings in the 3rd leg for the 800 relay. 9. Althoff ' s girls ' team has the edge in the 200 relay. 10. Althoff ' s mile relayers burn the competition. 1 1. Crusader Lisa Lucarelli brings in the 2nd leg of the mile relay as team members cheer her on. 10 A whole new look at • • • Active Devotion 73 ACADEMIC CLUBS EXPLORE KNO 1. Illinois History Club members include Roger Glenn, Donald Brooks, John Lehman — President, Sally Lehrter — Secretary, Kim Grandcolas, Steph¬ anie Pierce, Stephanie Orlet, Casey Blick, Bob Doyle, Karen Kreher, Amber Heuermann, Mary Kay Reeves, Patrick Brady, Cheryl Schiebel, Steph¬ anie Sorden, Tracy Tyberendt, Doug Lebert, Lau¬ ra Donley, and Greg Harris. 2. Ken Wetstein shows his superb form. 3. Science Club members are Sheri Reno — Sec. Treas., Sally Lehrter — co¬ president, Cristy Cullen, Barb Reidner, Kim Grand¬ colas, Holly Halvorsen, Mary Hughes, Laura Wuest, Malcolm McCallum, Steve Hoerner, Tony Lowry — President, Mike Davis, Mike Taphorn, Dax Sprinot, John Lehman, Elizabeth Cerny, Mi¬ chelle Kutsch, and Chris Kocot. 5. Tony Lowry acquires scientific knowledge. 6. Kris Gomric, Tra¬ cy Tyberendt, Stephanie Guetterman, Angela An¬ dreis, Marvenia Willis, Shalunna Turley, Anita Grinston, Mindy Miller, and Chris Meyer are mem¬ bers of the Home Ec Club. 8. Mike Taphorn, the faithful lab assistant, may become the next Albert Einstein. 9. Ken Shields and David Reiniger posses hidden talents in the kitchen. 10. Mrs. Rose Mans¬ field conducts an Illinois History Club meeting. 11. Shouldn ' t you be paying attention to Mrs. Mans¬ field? 13. Debi Harris and Liz Murphy prepare a feast for the Father ' s Club. 5 WLEDGE BEYOND THE CLASSROOM The academic clubs are composed of the Home Ec Club headed by Ms. Klauck, the Science Club with Mrs. Lowry leading the pack, and the Illinois History Club under the competent guid¬ ance of Mrs. Mansfield. Pres. Stephan ie Guetterman, Vice Pres. Kristine Gomric, and Sec. Treas. Tracy Tyberendt manage the Home Econom¬ ics Club. This club prepares the mem¬ bers for future life in the home. They acquire skills in cooking, sewing, and in¬ terior design. The Science Club is piloted by co-presi¬ dents Tony Lowry and Sally Lehrter and Sec. Treas. Sheri Reno. The club pre¬ sented its own trophy for the physical science bridge projects and sponsored a booth at the Beach Dance. In addition, they prepared various experiments for the grade schools and visited the Magic House in St. Louis. They also played very grueling softball games and demol¬ ished the Drama Club and the Latin Club. Mike Davis commented, " I enjoy being a member of the Science Club be¬ cause it is both an enjoyable and unique learning experience ' The Illinois History Club is under the leadership of Senior John Lehman. As¬ sisting John are Sec. Sally Lehrter and Treas. Julie Gilbreath. The club allows students to learn more about the history of their state. 8 ARTISTS SOAR TO NEW HEIGHTS 6 1. Jim Gibbons and Tony Lowry stand on the receiving end of the camera for a change. 2. Tony Lowry develops a roll of film. 3. Photog¬ raphers include Tony Lowry, Mike Taphorn, Jim Gibbons, Chris Amenn, John Mansini, Shawn Hagan, Michael Schaefer, and Keith Schneider. 4. Get back to the drawing board. 5. Mr. Kinsella, Carrie Coyne, and Mark Hickey work diligently to produce the art posters. 6. John Mansini views negatives through high-tech equipment. 7. K-SHE 95 gets the art students rolling. 8. Mrs. Lowry, Camera Club modera¬ tor, helps out in processing the film. 9. Art Club — row 1: Michael Heller, Lisa York (Sec.), Tony Lowry (V.P.), Andy Kinsella (moderator), Jerry Von Bokel (Pres ), Tracy Tyberendt (Treas ), Tim Hechenberger; row 2: Ann Daniels, Michelle Petterson, Mark Shevlin, Mark Hickey, Frank Brello, Eric Green; row 3: Jean Polka, Pam Jacob, Maria Wuest, Jill Halpm, Jeff Hoffmann, Joe Rasure, Karin Feldker; row 4: Debby White, T.J. Thompson, Amy Decker, Chrissy Hagels tein, Carrie Coyne, John Tolson, Mike Taphorn; row 5: Bobby Kennedy, Chad Doyle, Rob Egan, Ron Riesenberger, Joe Schwalb, Choysi Harper; row 6: Kevin Alderson, Bob Doyle, Larry Brewer, Chris Shegog, Sonya Jones. It is quite obvious that a year¬ book is at least eighty percent photographs. Without the hard¬ working dedication and com¬ mitment of the photographers, there would not be a Crusader yearbook. The photographers were kept on their toes as they had to be prepared for assign¬ ments. The photographers took pictures as they had to be pre¬ pared for assignments. The photographers took pictures of every event and also developed them. In addition to being a part of the yearbook staff, they also undertook assignments from the Crusader newspaper. The Camera Club consists of Tony Lowry (processing), Mike Ta¬ phorn (assignments), Jim Gib¬ bons, Chris Amenn, John Man¬ sini, Shawn Hagan, Michael Schaefer, and Keith Schneider. Althoff ' s Art Club continued to provide opportunities and ac¬ tivities for aspiring young artists in its second year of existence. Led by the head of the art de¬ partment. Andy Kinsella, the club has painted murals in the weight room, run the highly suc¬ cessful sponge throw at the beach dance, and made and sold buttons for both football and basketball seasons. Trips have played an important part in the popularity of the Art Club, with visits to Washington Uni¬ versity ' s Art Department, Lau- mier Sculpture Garden, and the St. Louis Art Museum. In the fu¬ ture we hope to generate even more interest to obtain new members. More cultural exper¬ iences are planned for next year, including seminars, guest speakers, and more trips. — Jeff Hoffmann Both the newspaper and the yearbook staffs wish to thank the Camera Club and Mrs. Lowry for their patience and cooperation in making both the newspaper and the yearbook successes. 1. Steve warms up for his Althoff concert de¬ but. 2. Jazz Band — Row 1: Debbie Becker, Angela Demick. Row 2: Mark Warren, Antuan Rogers, Nick Kujawa, Keith Schmidt, T.J. Thompson. Row 3: Michael Schaefer, Matt O ' Connor, Tony Lowry, Jim Gibbons, Doug Becker. Row 4: Shaun Hagan, Chris Schnyder, Paul Quirin, Steve Schlarman. 3. Ken Rutter displays his hidden talents as a trumpet player. 4 Greg Bedell takes time out from practice to relax in front of the camera. 5. Pep band mem¬ bers arouse the crowd and motivate the foot¬ ball team to victory. " Old Faces, New Faces Abound in Band Room " On the first day of school, after band members had hung up their beach tow¬ els and suntan lotion for clarinets and trombones, old faces greeted each oth¬ er enthusiastically in the band room. New faces, however, hovered around anxiously, introducing themselves around the room. Among these faces appeared Mrs. Elizabeth Rutledge, the new director of music for the Althoff band department. She stepped in as the new guiding force behind the Althoff band department, striving for excel¬ lence in the coming year. The band department of Althoff con¬ sists of five parts. The concert band gives two concerts a year together with the preparatory band. The jazz band performs at these functions also, as well as other performances around the com¬ munity. The pep band plays at pep ral¬ lies and various sports functions, excit¬ ing the crowds. Finally, the orchestra, consisting primarily of concert band members, provides the music for the musical. The year began with organizing the var¬ ious bands, and with the members, learning how to play together. Each indi¬ vidual contributed countless hours of grueling practice, both at school and at home. Performances by the band in¬ cluded the fall concert and the spring concert, in which the jazz band joined in. The pep band performed at countless pep rallies and games during football season and basketball season. The band also participated in a district con¬ test in March, in which they received third place honors. Finally, in April, the orchestra received rave reviews for their performance at the musical, " Hello, Dolly! " The entire band kept extremely busy the entire year, whether only sight-read¬ ing a new piece of music, or even put¬ ting the final touches on an arrange¬ ment before a performance, they worked together to give it their best at each performance, practicing daily at school and at home. All this effort led to their great success this year, these old faces and new faces will continue to aim for perfection in coming years, to make the Althoff Band Department superior in its field. 6. Concert Band — Row 1: K. Ham, A. Demick, D. Becker, D Stenger, H. Lowry, C. Weber, D. Thom¬ as, B Baird, D. Brown, J. Kalmer, Mrs. Rutledge. Row 2: M. Polka, M. Rensing, B. Rensing, J. Korb, A Rogers, N. Kujawa, K. Schmidt, I. Clyne, S. Shel¬ don. Row 3: S. Heifer, J. Crawford, M. Schaefer, J. Gibbons, T. Lowry, D. Becker, S. Schlarman. Row 4: M. O ' Connor, C. Schnyder, K. Rutter, F. Bou¬ dreaux, J. Bailey, J. Weier. Row 5: P. Quirin, M. Zittel, A Nelle, A Poe, D. Winkeler. Row 6: G. Aucutt, B Patton, E. Bauze, D. Lowe Chorus Captivates Crowds The Choral Department at Althoff consists of three main performance groups: Girls ' Chorus, Mixed Chorus, and Swing Choir. The Girls ' Chorus is comprised of primarily freshman and sophomore girls. The Mixed Chorus consists of all boys and junior and sen¬ ior girls. Swing Choir, which requires an extensive audition, consists of juniors and seniors. Together, the three choirs produce two yearly concerts along with several contests throughout the year. The Choral Department started the year rehearsing for the Christmas Con¬ cert in December. Chorus members began singing the familiar Christmas Carols already in the heat of August. The Girls ' Chorus diligently worked on their music pieces while the Mixed Chorus practiced their performance pieces. All this hard work clearly paid off as the crowd was delighted by their superb performances. The Swing Choir is comprised of Triple Trio and Men ' s Ensemble. Various or¬ ganizations invite the Swing Choir to perform throughout the year. The Tri¬ ple Trio and the Men ' s Ensemble earned 1st place honors at the State Ensemble Contest in Carbondale. The Swing Choir earned 2nd place honors at the Organizational Contest. The Swing Choir dazzles their audiences with a combination of dancing and singing. The Spring Concert topped the year with an excellent performance. This presentation superbly represented the hard work and determination shown throughout the year. All 3 choirs pulled together to produce their best after the hustle and bustle of contests. They performed a variety of melodies rang¬ ing from traditional to pop. The con¬ cert traditionally ended with the sing¬ ing of " The Blessing of Aaron " by both present and past students. Most mem¬ bers agreed that the 1986-87 Chorus Department proved to be the best ever. 5 1. Mixed Chorus Alto section prepares for the Winter Concert 2. Triple Trio rehearses for an upcoming event. 3. Mixed Chorus: (L to R) Row I Katie Rickert, Stephanie Tolson, Melissa Somraty, Debi Harris, Barb Reidner, John Tolson, Mark Fausz, Jim Gib¬ bons, Ken Wetstein, Deanna Allen, Liz Murphy, Lisa Carlson Row II Kathy Hammond, Julie David, Cristy Cullen, Debbie Becker, Randy Riesenberger, Tim Hechenberger, Mai McCollum, Angela Andreis, Jamie Ellison, Amy Kniepkamp Row III Richelle Har¬ mon, Cathy Bugger, Keith Schmidt, Jabir Muham¬ mad, Ashi Smythe, Chris Amen, Tina Lycke, Kimberly Podhrasky, JoAnna Kinkelaar, April Anson Row IV Mrs. Rutledge, Eric Green, Shawn Hagan, Doug Becker, Keith Schneider, Chris Schnydr, Greta Stock, Angela Heumann, Cindy Kaminski, Sue Loh- man, Swing Choir 4 Mixed Chorus shows their hu¬ morous side while practicing for the Spring Concert. 5. Swing Choir (L to R) Row I Deanna Allen, Liz Mur¬ phy, Kimberly Podhrasky, Barb Reidner, Tina Lycke, Richelle Harmon Row II Ken Wetstein, Mark Fausz, John Tolson, Keith Schmidt, Row III Debi Harris, Keith Schneider, Jim Gibbons, Eric Green, Randy Riesen¬ berger, Debbie Becker 6. The men ' s section of Mixed Chorus sings during class. 7. Alicia Reidner and Renee Thomas prepare for the Spring Concert. 8. Girls Chorus (L to R) Row I Julie Heller, Reena Hayashi, Michel Barbour, Beth Koch, Renee Thomas, Mary¬ ann Jones, Dawn Stowers, Kris Roderman, Cheryl Thebeau, Melissa Aucutt, Mrs. Rutledge Row II Maggie Bednara, Dawn Navarro, Alicia Reidner, Jennifer Kalmer, Ladie Dor¬ sey, Alicia Abram, Chris Singh, Erica Engelke, Deneice Mor¬ gan 9. Mixed Chorus gathers around the piano during re¬ hearsal. 10. Girls Chorus rehearses for Spring Concert 1 1. Swing Choir prepares for contest. DRAMA ACHIEVES A SUCCESSFUL YEAR The Drama Club combined fun and hard work to produce another successful year. In the fall, the club entered a car in the Homecoming Parade to celebrate " 20 Years of Drama at Althoff. " Fall also brought the " Gong Show " to Alth¬ off — a school first. Participants and audience alike enjoyed the evening. In the winter, the club fundraiser was held to help pay for costumes for the spring musical. The club also played the Spanish Club in volleyball, but lost all five games to the opposition. The huge task of organizing the Fine Arts Banquet fell on Drama Club in the spring, the season which also brought out the " Drama Athletes " again. Unfor¬ tunately, they lost 20-1 in a softball game with the Science Club. Neverthe¬ less, drama surely had a season to be proud of. Ken Wetstein l ✓ ACHS SPEECH TEAM: TOUGH COMPETITORS 6 The 1986-87 school year proved to be a very good year for the Althoff speech team. The members of the team worked diligently, and their hard work certainly paid off. The speech meetings were usually held on Tuesday night starting around 7:00, but some of them lasted until 9:30 or 10:00. With the de¬ termination of the members and the dedicated coaching of Keith Hoerner and the moderating of Mrs. Terveer, the speech meets were very successful indeed. The categories ranged from hu¬ morous interpretation to dramatic duet acting. Many new and different selections were attempted this year, and with their hard work and undeniable talent, the mem¬ bers gave exceptional deliveries. Alth¬ off placed second, the highest award an Althoff team has earned, in the Greater St. Louis Speech League after tallying the results of the 4 meets. Many of the teams and individuals qualified for the G.S.L. finals. The teams also participated in the Illi¬ nois Regional contest, sectional con- 8 1. Spanish Club annihilates the Drama Club in a friendly game of volleyball. 2. Deanna Allen pays close attention to the Drama Club meeting. 3. Ken Wetstein runs the Drama Club meetings with a firm hand. 4. Tony Bankston and Dee Anne Stenger ' s hard work and dedication allowed them to compete in the Belleville East State Sectional contest. 5. The Drama Club takes time off to pose for a picture. 6. The speech team smiles at their success at placing second in the Greater St. Louis Speech League. 7. Keith Hoerner prepares Barbie Whitehead for a grueling competition in verse. 8. Molly Polka practices her selection for an upcom¬ ing speech meet. test, and state final contest, not to men¬ tion several invitationals. At the Illinois High School Association Speech Con¬ test, several members won at the Belle¬ ville West Regional and qualified to ad¬ vance to the Belleville East State Sec¬ tional contest. At the State Sectionals, Doug Becker participated in extemporaneous speak¬ ing, Dee Anne Stenger and Tony Bank¬ ston participated in dramatic duet act¬ ing, and Barb Whitehead participated in verse. Although Doug, Dee, and Tony missed qualifying for state finals by one point, Barb went on in her category to represent Althoff at the state finals in Chicago. STUDENT COUNCIL RULES The Althoff High School stu¬ dent body is well-represented by a qualified group of indi¬ viduals. They are the Student Council, dedicated to serving everyone as best as they pos¬ sibly can. Elections are held every spring for the following school year. Those wishing to run for office campaign dili¬ gently in order to be chosen. The Student Council is com¬ prised of three officers and five representatives from each of the four classes. The Executive Board, made up of juniors and seniors, heads the Student Council. Homecoming stands among the group ' s most important functions throughout the year. Each of the members puts in countless hours plan¬ ning every detail to make the week perfect. From the very beginning of Spirit Week until the end of the Homecoming Dance, it is all possible thanks to the Student Council. They also sponsor the annual Blood Drive every Valentine ' s Day, motivating students to save a life and donate some blood. Finally, the Student Council aids in the planning of the Christmas Ball and the Prom. Without them, Althoff would lack the tremendous school spirit they generate through their projects. The Student Council at Alth¬ off clearly keeps extremely busy throughout the whole year with its various activi¬ ties. Each officer and class re¬ presentative, with the help of moderator, Mr. Bruce Elser, plays an important role. The job demands much more than just attending the week¬ ly meetings. Each student must be prepared to work at his position. They work to¬ gether to come up with the best ideas, but they are al¬ ways open to suggestions from the student body. Alth¬ off is fortunate to have such a sound group of people heading its growth. 1 The Executive Board looks picture perfect. From top center clockwise: Mr. Bruce Elser, moderator; Kathy Schnieder, Recording Secretary; T.J. Padgett, President; Jodi Fizer, Treasurer; Tim Zoellner, Vice-President; Kim Grandco- las, Corresponding Secretary. 2. Pom-Pon girls show their school spirit at the Homecoming Parade organized by the Student Council. 3. Mario Jones hap¬ pily (??) donates some blood at the Student Council-sponsored Blood Drive. 4 Seniors frolic at the Homecoming Dance put on by the Studen t Council. 5. Freshmen come alive at the Homecoming Week pep rally, made possible by Student Council. 6. The Senior Class officers, row I — John Lehman, presi¬ dent. row 2 — Linda Rapp, representative, Stephanie Nelle, representative, row 3 — Beth Golightly, secretary, Sally Held, vice-president. 7. The Junior Class officers: row 1 — Juli Wisniewski, president, Brian Dumstorff, vice- president, Sherri Syzdek, secretary, row 2 — Mike Miller, Debbie Cygan, Julie Constance, Jeff Hoffmann, and Kevin Tribout, all representatives. 8. The Sophomore Class officers: row 1 — Lisa Lucarelli, vice-president, Mike Tog- narelli, president, Maureen Knox, secretary-treasurer, row 2 — Nathan Mudd, Kim Dawson, Carrie Coyne, and Leslie Black, all representatives. 9. The Freshmen Class officers: row 1 — John Pawloski, vice-president, Eric Songster, president, row 2 — Bernie Ysursa, Chris Egan, Steve Gomric, and Shannon Armstrong, all representatives, Denise Nadler, secretary. 7 84 Culture Clubs Add Foreign Flair to The foreign language clubs at Althoff bring flair to the students interested in learning another cul¬ ture. Spanish, Latin, German, and French are each taught in the classrooms. Each language also has a club dedicated to teaching the customs, arts, music, and his¬ tory of these alien peoples. In this way students can actually exper¬ ience a different culture. The Spanish Club, under the mod¬ eration of Mrs. Jones, traveled to University City, Missouri, for a field trip to see Spanish Dancers, " Tea- tro En Flamenco de Madrid ' They also keep up correspondence with pen pals from Latin America. Through these activities, the mem¬ bers can learn a little more about Spanish culture and have fun, too. The German Club spend countless hours preparing ornaments to decorate the German Christmas tree hung annually in Sister Pan¬ cratia ' s room. Also, at Christmas, the club sings Christmas carols at the Shrine. Add to this schedule Althoff many " Essen Tags " or Eat Days, where students bring in various foods to sample German cuisine. Clearly, the German Club is alive and well at Althoff. The Latin Club also takes part in many activities. At Easter they sell bunny suckers with the ever popu¬ lar slogan, " A Bunny for your Hon¬ ey. " They use these funds to pro¬ vide scholarships to incoming freshmen interested in Latin. All their activities keep them busy the entire year. Finally, the French Club also holds many Eat Days yearly for the mem¬ bers to try some authentic French cooking. " Bon Appetit " seems to rule their heads when planning ac¬ tivities. " Show and Tell " days round off their agenda, where members must speak entirely in French. These activities share French culture with the members interested in this alien land. " DIOS MIO " I Garfield encourages everyone to take a foreign language 2. Spanish Club: row 1 — C. Lintzenich, J. Halpin, K. Grandcolas, Pres., G. Stock, K. Rick- ert, V.P., L. Carlson, M. Rodriguez, L. Voellinger, D. Allen; row 2 — T. Cordes, T. Siegel, M. Santos, M. Hughes, D Chappell, A. Sierra, L. Pawloski, A. Nadler,. C. Ysursa; row 3 — J. Casey, J. Rasure, M. Taphorn, T Lowry, H. Lowry, Mrs. Jones; row 4 — D. Yow, S. Hoerner, R. Martinez, A Grinston, D. Britt, M. Vogel, M. Muentnich; row 5 — R Glenn, N Lanter, C. Coyne, S. Cop- pens, K. Schultz, K. Dawson, R Abilez, S. Hagan; row 6 — P. Simmons, J. Con¬ stance, J. Fizer, J Wisniewski, J. Korb, L. Weissert; row 7 — C. Chiu, R Grey, K. Schneider, S. Tolson, S. Orlet, S. Sorden, D. White. 3. Spanish Club members watch as Alicia and Diane try and solve the mystery phrase. 4 Senorita Maite guides Senorita Melanie in the direction of the pinata. EVERYONE SHOULP LEARN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE i 4 " C EST LA VIE " 7 " MEINE GUTTE " 6 " CAESARIS AMICI " 8 10 5. French Club: row 1 — J. Shevlin, Pres., S. Nelle, V.P., M. Aucutt, Treas., C. Becker, Sec.; row 2 — B. Sorgea, C. Heinzl, C. Butza, T. Davis, D. Morgan, R. Thomas, K Barrett, I. Clyne; row 3 — J. Schaefer, L. Strickland, S. Sheldon, E. Forneris, A. Porter, C. Singh; row 4 — L. Wuest, E. Bruns, A. Nelle, C. Scheibel, S. May, J. Muhammad, row 5 — M. Kutsch, L. Davis, R. Harman, T. Lycke, A. Rapp 6 French Club members compare notes on " Le Petit Prince. " 7. Latin Club members discuss future plans at a meeting 8. Latin Club members: row 1 _ k. Schmieder, Sec. P. Magill, Treas., T. Roth, V.P., J Lehman, Pres.; row 2 — K. Gassaway, C. Courtney, H. Halverson, S. Lohman, M. Becherer; row 3 — L. Kane, M. Somraty, G Nester, C. Prange; row 4 — R. Riesenberger, U. Essien, J Gomric. 9. German Club members enjoy an exciting game of Ger¬ man Scrabble. 10. German 4 Club: row 1 — S. Lehrter, B. Reidner, S. Pancra¬ tia, D. Stenger, M. Polka; row 2 — M. Gomric, J. Rauk, D. Becker; row 3 — J. Wehrheim, T. Zollner; row 4 — T. Bankston. MOMS AND DADS PLEDGE SUPPORT Parents. Who needs them? Althoff does! Without the parents ' organiza¬ tions, Althoff would lack many extra¬ curricular activities, classroom aids, and other important necessities essential to Althoff. Together, the Mothers ' Club and Fathers ' Club provide an important service imperative to Althoff ' s exis¬ tence. These moms and dads produce excessive financial support through their many fund raisers throughout the year. This support helps to offset the cost of tuition to students. They essen¬ tially stand as the cornerstone of the continuance of a strong Christian edu¬ cation at Althoff Catholic High School. The Mothers ' Club at Althoff holds nu¬ merous fund raisers. They support the annual calendar drive, urging the stu¬ dent body to participate by employing various incentives, including a free day. For seniors, they host the annual after¬ prom party, providing a safe place for students to party after the senior prom. Finally, and most importantly, they di¬ rect the Annual Kaleidoscope Auction in spring which represents a major part of the year ' s charitable contributions. Through their countless hours of hard work at monthly meetings, and at home, the Mothers ' Club does an out¬ standing job of making an Althoff stu¬ dent ' s life much easier financially. The Althoff Fathers ' Club also hosts several fund raisers. The weekly bingo game has proven most successful since its start in 1972. Add to that their annual Spaghetti Fest when Althoff dads don their chef hats and prepare a gourmet feast. Academically, the Fathers ' Club sponsors the Honors Banquet and don¬ ates many scholarships and grants to Althoff students. Finally, they produce the sports calendar, and keep the athle¬ tic field in excellent playing condition. The Fathers ' Club clearly furnishes ex¬ cessive support and many dire services without which Althoff would certainly decrease in stature. Clearly, Althoff would not survive with¬ out the help of both the Mothers ' Club and the Fathers ' Club. These moms and dads play an important role in the edu¬ cation of Althoff students. They do all they can to insure their children of a strong education at Althoff. Through their countless hours of hard work, they achieve this. Even though many teen¬ agers today sometimes become ques¬ tionable about their parent ' s actions, no one could question their dedication to making Althoff Catholic High School the best ever. 2 1 7 1. Banner advertises the successful 1987 Althoff Ka¬ leidoscope Auction. 2. The officers of the Fathers Club, Mr. Boudreaux, Mr. Clark, Mr. Hasenstab, and Mr. Silhavy, take a break from their meeting to pose for our camera. 3. Hungry fathers prepare to sample their freshly made pretzels 4 Conscientious Dad carefully creates his pretzel. 5. Tracy Tyberendt mod¬ els her creations for interested mothers. 6. The Moth¬ ers ' Club officers, Mrs. Carpenter, Mrs. Allen, Mrs. Held, and Mrs. Courtney, prepare for a meeting. 7. Watch out, Mr. Salty! Althoff dads impress the com¬ petition with their expertise. 8 Many interesting items are up for bid at the annual Kaleidoscope Auction. 5 Literary Club Having a poem or short story published in " Words in the Wind " may not be the equivalent of winning a Pulitzer or a Nobel Prize in litera¬ ture, but, for Althoff students, it is a start. The Literary Club, which has published " Words in the Wind " for the past three years, gives aspiring writers a chance to showcase their works created outside the classroom. Students from every class are encouraged to submit their poetry, essays, and short stories written either as homework or on their freetime. This year, the group, led by Ms. Barb Cadell, has introduced contests into their plans to increase the number of entries for publication. Prizes are awarded for the best poem, best short story and best essay. The winners, along with most of the other entries, are then published in " Words in the Wind. " With the publication of one or more of their works under their belts, Althoff students will hopefully go on to better things. Maybe, some¬ day, an Althoff Alumnus will unseat Stephen King as the King of Horror or Sidney Sheldon as the King of Mystery. And he or she can look back on his or her humble, yet prosperous, beginnings as an Althoff student, and smile. The Literary Club wishes to express its gratitude to the Business Club for typing " Words in the Wind. " 4 5 1. Dax Sprinot smiles as he receives first place in the Literary Club monthly writing contest 2. Cathy Heinzl and Keryn Bird show off their prizes for winning second and third place, respectively, in the Literary Club writing contest. 3. Almost finished with their senior year, these newspaper staff members still don ' t know how to read a paper. 4 The fifth publication of Althoff ' s " Words in the Wind. " 5. Mr. Thevel enthusiastically critiques " Words in the Wind " with two students. 6. John Lehman, editor-in-chief of the Crusader, Althoff ' s newspaper, works hard on a front page layout. 7. Casey, you ' re supposed to write with the other end of the pencil. Crusaders and Words in the Wind Excel in Publications In the wake of some major printing and distribution changes, the official school newspaper, The Crusaders rolled off the presses for yet another year. What many readers might not have realized was that the paper had switched presses. Instead of making the marathon run to Breese for the monthly printing, the editor-in-chief could relax while new issues were being printed in O ' Fallon. In addition to plummet¬ ing transportation costs, the editorial staff also had the chance to proofread each issue one final time before the more than one thousand copies were printed. Consequently, loyal readers of the 1986-87 Crusader had few opportunities to ponder over words and names massacred with misspellings. Although this may have seemed unfortunate to avid puzzle solvers, it hopefully added to the portabil¬ ity of news, which in many cases was unavoidably a month old. This brought to light a fascinating characteristic of the news media in general and of The Crusader in specific. The farther behind deadlines the staff would fall, the more recent the news in that month ' s issue eventually was. Although the articles were turned in two weeks after their due date, the staff knew that by holding back they would improve the newspaper ' s ultimate quality. Yet, the reporters did come through more often than not. They consistently sur¬ prised both their readers and their editorial staff by turning seemingly lifeless topics into vital and enjoyable news stories. Perhaps, the greatest tribute given to the reporters as a whole would be that the editors seldom had to overexert their journalistic talents by completely rewriting or revising articles. The editors performed many tasks. They often answered the call to man typewrit¬ ers considered by many to have survived from the turn of the century. The second- floor newsroom, when not filled with the agonized forms of volunteer typists, also served as the room where the newspaper was actually " laid out " by the editorial staff. " Laying out, " which usually did not result in a tan, consisted of titling and arranging the available articles and pictures on pages assigned by the editor-in- chief. Even if an editor managed to perfectly fit all of his or her material on one page, the task of creatively titling the articles resulted in extreme frustration. After all, the staff, like many Americans, had been so bombarded with cliches and slogans that they had almost forgotten the art of the original pun or the creative caption. Despite their " striving, " diligent efforts in the newsroom allowed them to shorten the original six hours for " laying out " to a welcome three hours. Their work, nevertheless, paid off when the school administration, confident in the quality of the publication, decided to circulate it to more than thirty parochial grade schools in the Diocese of Belleville. While this meant that the editor-in-chief would concurrently function as mail clerk, he was more than happy to facilitate the increased distribution of The Crusader , a first in the newspaper ' s history. Appropriately, the last operational phase to be explained is the role of editor-in- chief, the last person to proofread each issue. Without a doubt, he is the chame¬ leon of the staff, changing his role as each aspect of publication comes into play. At the beginning of each month, only a few days after the distribution of the previous issue, he gives to each reporter an assignment consisting of a hopefully innovative or a potentially newsworthy subject. From then on, the editor-in-chief assumes the role of the archetypal slavedriver who subtly coerces reporters into actually writing their articles. Once the articles are submitted, he oversees their typing, editing, and correlating with pictures made available by the yearbook pho¬ tographers. Occasionally the editor-in-chief doubles as staff photographer, assur¬ ing himself of instant celebrity status at any social function. Even so, the most important activity of the editor-in-chief is his responsibility of producing for each issue an informative, enjoyable, and conservative " Point of View ' in keeping with the editorial position of The Crusader and the attitudes of Althoff as an institution. Although this is one of the most rewarding, yet anonymous, tasks of the editor-in- chief, clearly, the best feature of manning the journalistic helm is having the great opportunity to work with all the enthusiastic members of The Crusader ' s 1986- 6 1987 staff. — John J. Lehman, Editor-in-Chief The National Honor Society inducted 48 members in February. Five members were later inducted in May. Each induc¬ tee must maintain a grade-point aver¬ age of 3.8 or higher and show the quali¬ ties of scholarship, service, leadership, Service Clubs Devote Their Time and character. The National Honor So¬ ciety accomplished many tasks this year. The highlight was sponsoring the " Beach Fever " Dance. The dance proved to be a great success. Students were rocked by " Modern Image. " Var¬ ious clubs sponsored booths which de¬ lighted the students. The attendance was the best ever. In addition, the NHS participated in the Proud Partners pro¬ ject. This program recruited people to clean up the highways around Belleville. Also, the group gave a $ 1 35.00 scholar¬ ship to Althoff. The NHS had a very suc¬ cessful and productive year. 1. Mr. Kinsella flexes his muscles at the Art Club booth at the Beach Dance. 2. Andrew Elser assists his father, Bruce Elser, and Jack Gagen as they conduct a Lifesaver meeting. 3. Mr. O ' Brien does his part in community service 4. Molly Polka con¬ ducts an early morning NHS meeting. 5. " Modern Image " rocks the Beach Fever Dance sponsored by the NHS. 6. The Lifesavers consist of: row 1: Tori Krolikowski, Melanie Schranz, Kathy Schmieder, Terrence Chavis, Jodi Edgar, Cathy Quirin, Jodi Fizer; row 2: Mike Tognarelli, Renee Thomas, Kristin DeMond, Tony Roth, Brian Dum- storff, row 3: Eric Songster, Brian Patton, Suzanne Pusa, Lisa Lucarelli, Molly A. Polka, Michelle Ed¬ wards. 7. Students enjoy a friendly game of beach ball at the dance. 8. Kim Grandcolas and Lisa Hal- vachs are excited about their induction into the NHS. 10. Tony Bankston takes a break from danc¬ ing to admire the band. 11. Lifesaver members and parents participate in a discussion. 3 4 The Lifesaver Organization, led by Mr. Elser, had a great year. The club acts as a support group for its peers. Chosen by faculty members, these students are trained to help their fellow classmates with problems. This year the group or¬ ganized a Volksmarch to raise money to send future Lifesavers on retreat. Also, the Lifesavers visited various grade schools to help out with Operation Snowflake. 8 9. The members of the National Honor Society include: row 1: Molly Polka, Elizabeth Jordan, Eliz¬ abeth Cerny, Sally Lehrter, Christine Lycke, Laura Wuest, Gregory Nester, James Gomric, Timothy Zollner, Jim Wehrheim; row 2: Christine Kocot, Kimberly Grandcolas, Barbara Reidner, Mary Hughes, Brenda Rensing, Lisa Halvachs, Patrick Magill, Terry Reno, Christine Ysursa; row 3: Dianne Chappell, Laurie Kane, Michelle Kutsch, Holly Halverson, John Lehman, Alicia Sierra; row 4: Deanna Allen, Melissa Becherer, Lorraine Ca- vataio, Debbie Mank, Chris Albrecht, Kathy Schmieder, Sheri Reno, Christy Cullen, Laura Da¬ vis; row 5: Tony Roth, Tony Bankston, Greg Bedell, Ray Martinez, Matt Fries, Joe Rasure; row 6: Ken Wetstein, Steve Hoerner, Mike Davis, Mary Rick- ert, Margaret Stock; row 7: Michael Taphorn, Doug Becker, Tony Lowry. Members not pictured: Angela Sheer, Beverly Collins, Jim Wehrheim, Deb¬ bie Becker. YEARBOOK STAFF CREATES LITERARY MASTERPIECE 1 Senior editors and photographers include: front row, left to right: Lori Cavataio, co-editor-in-chief, Sally Lehrter, Brenda Rensing, Martha Santos, DeeAnne Stenger, Molly Polka, co-editor-in-chief. Back row: Tony Lowry, Angela Sheer, Stephanie Stratmann, Kim Bergkoetter, Christine Kocot, Angela Rapp, Kim Grandcolas, and Mike Taphorn. 2. Peter, Kim, and Brenda work on the academic section layout. 3. The yearbook staff builds a pyramid 4. Maria Santos displays her fierce determination. 5. Carla Dieterle, Karen Doyle, Kim Podhrasky, and Cathy Heinzl work hard at the weekly meeting 6. Keith Smallwood, a Herff Jones representative, advises the yearbook staff on layouts. 7. Sports editors include Angela Sheer, Kelly Fleming, Barbie Whitehead, Kim Grandcolas, and Shar¬ on Wittenauer 8 The organizations editors are Maria Santos, Sally Lehrter, Carla Dieterle, and Karen Doyle. 9. Peter Holtgrave, Bren¬ da Rensing, and Angela Rapp make up the academic section. 10. Student life editors, Cathy Heinzl, Dee Stenger, Chris Kocot, Steph¬ anie Stratmann, and Mark Wodarczyk, get their kicks. 1 1 Down they go! 12. Molly and Lori discuss their plans for the yearbook. As junior editors, Molly Polka and Lori Cavataio wanted this yearbook to have a whole new look. Because of their great desire, the yearbook sent them and Maria Santos to the Herff Jones Midwest Yearbook Experience Workshop. The workshop lasted 4 days, long enough for the trio to learn new techniques as they mastered the old. They also learned how to made radical layouts. When the trio came back, they were full of ideas. Their new¬ found enthusiasm enabled the 1986-1987 year¬ book to get off to a good start. Ms. Cadell, the new yearbook moderator, was also caught up in the whirlwind of excitement. A new mini-mag section was added, along with sixteen color pages, liberal layouts, a lithograph cover, a senior index and a new price tag! The mini-mag section is composed of local, national, world-wide, and historical events, fashion, music, and trends. The seniors had the honor of being in color and of being in the index this year. Editors had the opportunity to be free and creative in their layouts. To make up the cost for the whole new look, the price was raised. Making the yearbook is not all fun and games. The editors worked hard to put this yearbook together. Every Tuesday night at 6:30, from August to June, editors gathered in room 208 to work on the year¬ book. The editors ' dedication to the yearbook paid off and fortunately, an exceptional masterpiece was the result. A whole new look at • • • Thought Promotion Mr. John O ' Brien There are many responsibilities that make this position very challenging and certainly demanding of one ' s time, energy, and effort. There are never enough hours in the normal workday to accomplish everything that must be done, and the seemingly neverending requirement of even¬ ing hours in school related responsibilities leaves very little time for per¬ sonal life and its responsibilities. The position is many-faceted and com¬ bines what normally is the principal ' s as well as a superintendent ' s re¬ sponsibilities in a public school setting. One very large responsibility is to administer all financial aspects of the school operation by overseeing and preparing a budget of over one and three quarter million dollars; overseeing and planning all fund-raising activities; overseeing all proce¬ dures that deal with purchasing, payroll, accounts payable and receiv¬ able; and giving input to decisions that concern tuition and salary sched¬ ules. Personnel management is another area of responsibility. Interview¬ ing, hiring, dismissing, assigning of staff curricular and extra-curricular responsibilities, overseeing the management of the bookstore, cafete¬ ria, maintenance and security areas, and evaluating personnel are all areas of responsibility for the principal. Last, but not least, is the educa¬ tional responsibility of developing, with the aid of the professional staff, a curriculum that will best serve our students. This facet also includes promoting an atmosphere of scholarly discipline; approving and estab¬ lishing methods of student academic progress through well-developed testing programs and grade-reporting systems; and involvement in the selection process of textbooks and instructional materials. Of course, the principalship should have as the highest priority the building of a Catholic community of faith, and he hopefully is recognized as an example through whom this faith can be developed. This, then, briefly describes the principalship of Althoff Catholic School. Time and space prevent a microscopic and minute detail of the job. There are times of joy, happiness, self-satisfaction, accomplish¬ ment, pride, and self-worth, and times of anxiety, sadness, and little sense of accomplishment. All things considered, I am proud of my profession and happy that I have spent my life in the field of education. — Mr. John O ' Brien Fr. Richard Daly Fr. Richard Daly is the Assistant Principal in charge of academic affairs. He is responsible for scheduling and grade reporting, and for maintaining student attendance and permanent records. In scheduling, he takes all the student course requests and teach¬ ing assignments and designs the master schedule. He also han¬ dles all student schedule changes. He sees to it that all failures are made up and that all students fulfill their graduation require¬ ments. Using the school ' s computers he produces the mailing labels and various lists that are needed throughout the year. He is the School Board ' s secretary and attends all the Mothers and Fathers Clubs meetings. He helps celebrate the morning Eucha¬ rist, leads the school in morning prayer, and participates in other spiritual services for the school. Fr. Daly says, " I enjoy my work very much. Before we got our own computers much of my work was tedious and overwhelming. Now I find it much easier to control. Despite the frustrations of schedule changes, I enjoy working with the students and faculty. " — Fr. Daly 1. Mr John O ' Brien, principal 2. The adminis- trative view is pointed out to the ladies. 3. Fr. I Richard Daly, assistant principal 8 5. Mrs. Joyce Terveer, dean of girls 6. Mrs. Terveer enjoys the Fine Arts Banquet with Sr. Burke. 7. Maria York understands literature more clearly with the help of Mrs. Terveer. 8. Mr. Dan Fizer, dean of boys 9. Mr. Fizer checks the school calendar for upcoming events. Mrs. Joyce Terveer Mrs. Joyce Terveer began her first year as Dean of Girls this year. Not only did she discipline and counsel the girls, but she also worked with the administration to improve the school atmosphere. She worked hard to improve and to enforce the girls 7 dress code. In addition, she advised the speech team and the newspaper staff, arranged teaching for home- bound students, scheduled substitute teachers, and regularly attended sporting events. She produced the spring musical, attended Mothers 7 Club functions, and chaperoned dances. Furthermore, she taught 1-8-1- 8 English classes as well as Comp 2 and did her best to improve communi¬ cation between school, home, and community. Mr. Dan Fizer The Dean of Boys oversees many things aside from disciplining the boys. He also works on both the calendar and magazine drives, makes the activity calendar, types the weekly menu and distributes them to teach¬ ers. In addition, he charters the buses for athletic and school events, makes the bank deposit twice a week, arranges the early dismissals and days off, makes the PA announcements, and sets up the assemblies. Furthermore, he takes care of jammed lockers, distributes the caps and gowns of seniors, sees that fire drills and disaster routes are posted in rooms, takes ID photos, types ID cards, and laminates them. He works on the honor program for the senior parent mass and breakfast, chap¬ erones dances, and last but not least, teaches two classes of geometry. Indeed, the Dean of Boys requires stamina, dedication, and patience. Keepers of Knowledge The library is open throughout the school year to assist the needs of the students. Serving as a study hall, a classroom for certain English classes, and an information center, the library offers a wide range of resources. These include numerous sets of encyclopedias, almanacs, and atlases, along with a huge variety of fictional and nonfictional prose. For those in need of assistance in locating a certain source, Ms. MaryJo Luszowski and Mrs. Fran Schmitz are there to help. Dedicated Secretaries It is through their tireless efforts that Althoff ' s secretaries perform the necessary tasks needed to keep the school running. This exceptional dedi¬ cation can easily be seen whenever you visit the main office which is constantly alive with activity. Whether it be the annual magazine or calen¬ dar drives, keeping track of the students ' academic histories, preparing tuition accounts, or producing the programs used at school masses, the secretaries are a vital part of the school, making it a vibrant, breathing center of academic excellence in the community. We fully appreciate and recognize their outstanding dedication over the years. 5 1. Ms. MaryJo Luszowski 2. Mike Laur- eano crams for a psyc test. 3. Mrs. Fran Schmitz 4 Mrs. Marge Prange 5. Mrs. Maribeth Coyne 6. Mrs. Mary Ellen Junker 7. Mrs. Jane Vahle 8. Mrs. Marge Yordy 6 7 A Potpourri of Support Wizards of Logic The math department, headed by Mrs. Bonnie Dalke, offers the students a well- rounded variety of courses, ranging from survey math to algebra, from ge¬ ometry to algebra II, and from trigonom¬ etry to calculus. Likewise, honors pro¬ grams are offered in several of these courses for those seeking an academic challenge, and for those entering pro¬ fessions where a well-established knowl¬ edge in mathematics is a necessity. Stu¬ dents can also receive training in com¬ puter operations and programming which is offered by Mr. George Po- dorski. As most teachers would agree, math is a necessity for anyone wishing to enter a technical field. Without such training, calculating finances or building any type structure, would become a difficult task. Living in the age of computers, such training would become a founda¬ tion for those entering into almost any business. Though some students dislike the two year mandatory rule, most en¬ joy math for its unique challenge and various aspects which it offers. 4 1. Mr. Fizer and Mrs. Foeller show tremendous interest at the meeting. 2. Mrs. Bonnie Dalke — department head 3. Mr. and Mrs. Edwards with Mrs. Huber — a great meeting of the minds. 4 . The class listens intently to the wis¬ dom of Mrs. Edwards. 5. Mr. Kirk Martin 6. Mr. Podorski instructs the computer minds of the future. Masters of Science 10 The science department, headed by Mr. James Bteine, offers a wide range of courses to fit the interests of the stu¬ dents. Beginning with Earth Science, stu¬ dents can learn the fundamentals of ge¬ ology, where in biology, a well-rounded study of plant and animal life can be experienced. In chemistry, the study of matter is incorporated with discoveries in atomic, organic, and nuclear science. In anatomy, body functions of various animals are examined through the dis¬ section of cats. Lastly, physics is of¬ fered, where matter is more extensively studied with instruction in the areas of mechanics, dynamics, light, heat, sound, electricity, and magnetism. As always, honors classes are offered for most science subjects. In a society of advancing technology, science opens the door to understand¬ ing the life that surrounds us, the world we live in, and ourselves. 7. Mr James Beine — department head 8. Mr. James Gasaway 9. Mr. Michael Abegg 10. Mr. imilio Bassy 1 1. Lisa Carlson concocts a potion n chemistry. 12. Mrs Suzanne Lowry Called to Serve As an Easter people, sharing the gifts of the Spirit through baptism, we al¬ ready share in the Kingdom. Howev¬ er, the Kingdom must not be thought of as a place but rather an attitude of the presence of God in our lives. As Christ came as the sign of the Father, we, the Church, are the sign of Christ still present in the world. The appro¬ priate Christian response is not to be detached from the world but to be¬ come lovingly immersed in it in a life of Christian witness. Thus Religious Education becomes an essential vehicle for developing a person ' s faith, that faith which is something inherited and which seeks understanding and mission. In turn the Christian becomes the instru¬ ment for implementing principles of morality and social justice and their implication for modern day living. — Ms. Clark IHU 1. Ms. Helen Clark, Religion department head 2. Mrs. Mansfield ' s class melds into the past. 3. Mr. Pappas, Mr. Vapor- ean, Mrs. Anderson, and Father Gum- mersheimer get into the spirit. 4. Steph¬ anie Green discovers America with Mr. Schuline ' s help. 5. Greg Niedzwiecki and B C. Perry enjoy class. 6. Evangelist Charlie Camillo heals Fr. Voelker. Storytellers of the Past Althoff ' s Social Studies Department is concerned with developing good citizenship in a democratic society. It does this by providing a course in World History for all freshmen. Cur¬ rent affairs is also considered impor¬ tant for the freshmen. As students progress through junior and senior years, they study U.S. His¬ tory. They may also elect to take courses in Behavioral Science and So¬ ciology, Current Affairs, Govern¬ ment, Illinois History, and Modern Eu¬ ropean History. Graduating seniors are often voting citizens of the U.S., and education for citizenship also in¬ cludes the hope that students will be¬ gin to take responsible positions on important issues in our society. The Illinois History Club has been or¬ ganized for many years. Interested students are encouraged to research topics of their interest and to present them as projects for competition or display. — Mr. Igel 7. Mr. Rensing, Business Department head 8. Chris Neu dares to disagree with Mr. Orlet. 9. Mr. Igel, Social Studies de¬ partment head 10. Mrs. Rose Mansfield 1 1. Ms. Gansmann 12. Mrs. Barb Doedli and Mrs. Kay Buescher Managers of Business The Business Department provides courses to enable students to meet both personal and vocational goals. An increasing number of students are finding both Typing and Account¬ ing valuable in their career plans. Typing I students use electronic equipment to prepare themselves for an office position or to acquaint themselves with a computer keyboard. Many students elect to enroll in Word Processing, Office Procedures, or Advanced Typing. Accounting I and II are also available to help familiarize students with basic terminology and applications. Speakers of the World The Foreign Language Department de¬ velops the students ' language skills in speaking, writing, and relating to other people in the world. These teachers make the students aware of other cul¬ tures as well as the effects these foreign lifestyles have on the world. Many of the teachers can relate to these cultures very well because of past lives, studies, or travels in other countries. Overall, the objective of this department is to teach the students to treat others in a Chris¬ tian manner, no matter what language they speak. 4 1 Mrs. Jane Price 2. Mrs. Karen Foeller 3. Mrs. Zaida Jones, department head, Mrs. Anderson, and Sr. Olivia get into the mood. 4 Mrs. Chris Bolesta 5. Sr. Pancratia Schmitt 6. Paul Slocomb and Tanya Cordes return to old Spain. 7. The fiery blood of Mrs. Anderson. 106 Artists of 9 Literature The importance of communication skills, whether verbal or written, is a top priority in the English department at Althoff. Students need to develop the ability to express themselves cor¬ rectly in any situation. This need is met in various ways. Oral communi¬ cation is emphasized with required speeches on a variety of topics given in class. Also, the importance of writ¬ ing is stressed not only in the compo¬ sition classes, but also through essay questions on tests which encourage students to organize and express their thoughts in a logical, mature written presentation. Broadening the students ' vocabularies is another as¬ pect of communication which the members of the English department see as necessary in the curriculum. Along with the necessity of teaching effective communication skills, awareness of individual abilities is es¬ sential. The English department at Althoff has a tri-level program geared to meet these needs. Basic, regular, and honors courses are of¬ fered which provide the students with the challenge of learning everything from prepositional phrases to Shake¬ speare ' s plays. Finally, in striving to meet the needs of Althoff students, the most impor¬ tant aspect of any department is not to stagnate. Keeping up with current trends in literature and composition is vital if the teachers are to offer the students the best possible education. Along with keeping up with changes is the necessity of being flexible. Whether changes occur in a new ap¬ proach to teaching grammar, in choosing an updated text, or in teaching around schedule interrup¬ tions, flexibility allows the teachers and students to continue in their pur¬ suit of effective communication. — Mrs. Betty Henry 8. Mrs. Betty Henry, department head 9. Sr. Helena Leach 10. Mr. Thevel, Mrs. Terveer, Ms. Cadell and Mr. Cholet ' ex¬ plode ' into English. 11. Hey, Juli Wis¬ niewski! Smile, the world is looking at you. 12. Keith Schneider is blinded by the literary limelight. 107 Homemakers of the Future The courses offered through the Home Economics Department are related to the present and future needs of the students. The courses consist of Clothing, Foods and Nutrition, Child Development, and Interior Design. The Clothing Construction courses consist of helping the students learn to properly operate a sewing machine, how to read a guide sheet and how to put a garment together. The classes consist of Basic Clothing Construction, Advanced Clothing Construction, and Tailoring. The Foods and Nutrition course covers the proper methods of preparing different food products, how to use the basic four food groups, principles of nutrition, meal planning, budgeting, and foreign foods. The Child Development course is designed to help the students understand the growth and development of a child from the prenatal period through the first six years. The Interior design class is designed for the students to learn about the relationship of rooms and the arrangement of furniture. It also includes color, fabrics, and accessories used to make a house a home. The Workings of Hand and Mind Mr. Larry Mank truly teaches " full-time . " Beginning with Mechanical Drawing, he instills in the students the fundamentals of engineering through instruction in the use of various measuring and mapping devices. In Architectural Drawing, students learn how to draw certain structures which would be helpful in remodeling the home. In his Survey course, Mr. Mank teaches students how to read layouts and how to use various tools of construction. The Honors Blue Print course is oriented toward those considering engineering where more in-depth knowledge is necessary. In psychology, students learn the thought process and behavior of the mind. Lastly, Mr. Monk ' s Mental Health class is offered. He thinks that this course lacks student understanding, for, in his opinion, no one seems to care about adolescent problems. Mr. Mank feels every student should be required to take this course. 1. Ms. Judy Klauck — dept, head 2. Paul Quirin and Dave Stosberg whip up some tasty grub in Home Ec. 3. Deanna Allen reenacts her childhood in Child Development. 4 Mr. Mank points out the key facts in drawing a house. 5. Steve Hoerner displays his ' improve¬ ment ' in psychology. Mae stros of Music The Althoff Music Department added another successful year to its already long list of accomplishments. Under the new direction of Mrs. Elizabeth Rutledge, the combined efforts of the bands and choruses produced a high showing at the contests they participated in, making Althoff well-known in Illinois for its musical feats. They participated both individually and as a group in many state-wide organizational and district contests. All this, along with their two annual concerts, kept them extremely busy the entire year. The band department consists of five different parts: the Concert, the Beginners, the Jazz, and the Pep bands, in addition to the Orchestra for the Spring Musical. Each group practices diligently to present their music as best as they possibly can. The chorus department is com¬ posed of the Girls ' and Mixed Chorus ' including the Swing Choir. Each chorus also meets everyday, practicing together and individually at home. All this hard work obviously paid off as seen by their superb accomplishments. Creators of Light and Color This was a year of transition for the Althoff Art Department. The addition of the " studio " courses proved to be a wise move. Students now have the opportunity to spend a full semester concentrating in one particular medium. This new system has dramatically raised the quality of our artwork. If competition is any measure of excellence, we have done very well. 27 pieces were accepted for 3 area competitive shows. 14 of these 27 received awards or special recognition, including a " Best of Show " from BAC for Lisa York s drawing, " Defeat. " I will always hold fondly my memories of the 86-87 school year, and of course, the class of ' 87. Good luck! — Mr. Andy Kin- 6 Mrs. Rutledge gets in cos¬ tume for the camera. 7. Jim Gibbons soothes the listener with metallic charms. 8. Keith Schmidt displays his musical genius on the sax. 9. Talk about HOT AIR! 10. Mr. Andy Kinsella — dept, head 11. Chris Neiner sneaks into the picture with the skilled sculp¬ tresses. 12. Rob Wienhoff shows off some photography equipment. Guidance Gurus Give Words of Wisdom Where else can a confused student, drowning in a sea of life ' s complexities, venture to discover the hidden paths of his future but at the Guidance depart¬ ment. One may not look far, except for the freshmen, to find the charitable Sr. Olivia, who fills the students ' troubled souls with the knowledge they seek mixed with some inspiring religion, thus giving students true moral purpose in life. Likewise, huddled in the recesses of the department, Mr. Elser greedily crams the school schedule with visits from college counselors. Also present in this triad of wisdom is Sr. Biver, who also delights in snatching unaware students who wander into the maze of rooms to reveal their progress and to prophesy their scholastic future. Seriously though, the Guidance department serves as a beacon of under¬ standing for those students who need assistance in coping with high school life, discovering job opportunities, and organizing their college futures. These " Guid¬ ance Gurus " are always there to help the students through those troubled times, bringing understanding and relief through their patience, compassion, and wis¬ dom. 4 Champions of Health The Physical Education department at Althoff offers a variety of team and individual activities. Some of the team activities.are softball, volleyball, basket¬ ball, flag footbalf, and soccer. The individual Activities includ weight training, aerobics, tumbling and gymnastics, golf, badminton, archery, paddle tennis, and physical fitness. Students are given a choice of these activities which are changed at four-week intervals. This allows students the freedom to experience a rrfaximum of four different activities per semester. The P.E. curriculum also includes two off-campus semester long activities. With the help of two local businesses, we are able to offer racquetball, at the Belleville Health and Sports Center, and bowling at Bel-Air Bowl. Althoff furnishes student transportation for a fee. — Brad Harriman 9 5. Mary Kay Branz is hypnotized by a fellow health student. 6. Mr. Al Foppe 7. Mr. Brad Harriman, department head 8. Mr. Glenn Schott 9. Mrs. Mary Kloess 10. Mr. Jack Gagen 1 1. Students engage in some physical activity. A whole new look at... Crusader Commotion EUCHARIST UNIFIES. At Althoff, we gather together in many ways: at school, pep-rallies, and games. But unlike the other area high schools, we also unite in Mass. The year began with the opening school mass led by Father Margason. The next mass celebrated was the Freshmen-Mother Mass and Break¬ fast. And then to kick off Spirit Week, the classes separated to hold individual masses. The students had many things to say concerning the first few masses. " Our junior class had our mass at St. Henry ' s Church to start off Home¬ coming Week. Father Voss gave a beautiful liturgy, and the students ' participation was exceptional. Mem¬ bers from the Student Council did the readings and presented the gifts. I could really sense the class unity and spirit. After the mass, I knew it was going to be a great Homecoming Week. " — Jodi Edgar " The senior mass at the beginning of Spirit Week was an enlightening experience for all. Father Gummersheimer started the mass with the thought of " together¬ ness. " That theme was carried out throughout the mass to include every senior. I feel it was a positive experience which generated feelings of togetherness in every¬ one. " — Kelly Philips Above: Msgr. Margason offers up the sacrificial Lamb at the Opening School Mass. Below left: Servers Tom Carpenter, Tony Roth, and Mike Lugge lead the procession of Father Daly, Father Voelker, Father Gummersheimer, and Monsignor Margason at the closing of the Opening School Mass. Below: Freshmen and their mothers en¬ joy breakfast after the Freshmen-Moth¬ er Mass. 114 1. Miss Clark distributes Communion to the cho¬ rus members. 2. Sister Olivia hands out the Eucha¬ rist during an all-school mass. 3. Sophomores re¬ ceive Holy Communion during an all-school mass. 4 A familiar sight at St. Henry ' s church. 5. Stu¬ dents line up to receive the Body of Christ. 6. Alth- off students were honored by the presence of Bishop Keleher, who celebrated the Thanksgiving Mass. 7. Father Daly leads students in the Eucha¬ rist. 6 4 7 DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY! The year started off with the Kick-Off Dance which was really fun. The music was played by D.J. ' s from Grey Enter¬ tainment. Deciding what to wear took forever! About three of my friends came over and we switched and traded clothes until the minute we got into the car to leave. We were all really excited about the first dance of the year and about being with all our friends we met our freshmen year. When we got to the dance, nobody was really dancing, but after a while, everyone was! We left the dance around 10:30 with a bunch of people and went out. The Kick-Off Dance was definitely one of the great¬ est! Stacy Stratmann Dear Diary, Sorry I didn ' t write yesterday, but I was in a big hurry. Last night was our Tip-Off Dance, and I had a thousand things to do. Five minutes before I should ' ve left, my mind went into a frenzy. I was dressed all wrong! I ripped through my closet and changed at least ten times, and ended up wearing what I originally decided on. I almost gave up and stayed home, but I couldn ' t resist the tempta¬ tion of seeing Chris from my Algebra class. He ' s so cute! I don ' t exactly re¬ member too much from the dance. There was a DJ from MAGIC 108 though. All in all, I ' d say I had an exciting evening. Julie Constance 1. " This is what you call a cool crowd. " 2. The Crusaders show their team spirit at the Kick-Off Dance. 3. Grey Entertainment from the radio sta¬ tion WMRY entertains the students by playing some of their favorite hits. 4 " She ' s so shy! " Vicki Holten hides her face from the camera. 5. Some of the sophomores show their unique dance steps. 6. Sheila Wilhold and Tim Hechenberger share a bear hug and some good times. CHRISTMAS BRINGS PAGEANTRY. It was December 19 ; Christmas Ball night, and what a night it was! I was so nervous at first, but it didn ' t take long to get over the butterflies I had in my stom¬ ach. They left as soon as I saw my date all snazzed up in his white tuxedo and his black bow tie. What a sight he was! Before going to the ball, my date, Mario Jones, and I tried out our ball attire for our friends. Sitting with our friends helped relieve a lot of tension and cre¬ ated much excitement. think I ' ve ever seen the gym look so good! Hanging from the ceiling was a big silver ball which reflected specks of light and created a fantasy-like atmo¬ sphere. After dancing for about an hour, the band stopped for a minute to let last year ' s ball king and queen make an announcement. " The 1987 Christ¬ mas Ball king and queen are Mario Jones and Janet Casey! " That was the icing on the cake. Mario and I started off the next slow dance. It was like a " fantasy come true! " Janet Casey Finally, we arrived at Althoff. I don ' t 10 7. Couples, Alicia Sierra and Steve Hoerner, Maria Rodri ¬ guez and Ted Bugger, and Sally Lehrter and Ray Mar¬ tinez enjoy themselves at the Christmas Ball. 8. Jim Schaefer, the Sweetheart King, and his escort, Debbie Cygan, dance at the Valentine ' s Day Dance. 9. The Na¬ tional Honor Society members prepare to hold the best dance of the year. 10. The Snow King and Queen, Mario Jones and Janet Casey, share a special dance together. 1 1. Ken Wetstein and Deanna Allen dance the night away. 12. Couples, Debbie Harris and Jerry Von Bokel, and Jodi Edgar and Kevin Schwartz, prepare for an excit¬ ing night on the town. i£ { ——- 3 Spirit Week Turns Althoff Upside - Down At Althoff High School, Spirit Week highlighted the five days before the Homecoming Dance and the game against the rival Granite City Warriors. Unusual antics filled the week with a whirlwind of activity. On Monday, the start of Spirit Week, the students kicked things off with the blessings of God and " Father Gumby. " Everyone dressed in their best duds, and each class took part in a separate Mass. Hollywood invaded ACHS on Tuesday ' s Movie Star Car¬ toon Character Day. On Wednesday, the classes showed their colors for Class Distinction Day. Later, when the bell rang, the student body of Althoff rushed onto the football field for a massive game of tug-of-war. To the surprise of the seniors, the junior home¬ room 1 14 came out on top. On Thursday, school spirit conquered the cold! The dudes and dudettes of ACHS broke out in summer gear. Why? The surf was up for Hawaiian Tropics Day. The school week ended on Friday when the students and faculty, decked out in blue and gold, attended the pep rally held in the gym. Under the guiding wand of the Good witch of the North (a.k.a. Andy Kinsella) the student body was geared up for a victory on Friday night. 1. The amazing Billy Lyke turns literally head-over-heels for Spirit Week. 2. Gangster king-pin, Shawn Hagan, was last seen during Althoff ' s Homecoming Week. 3. Introducing honorary Mr. Sexy Legs, the one and only Brett Kessler, as he receives the prized garter from Miss Jodi Fizer. 4. The Good Witch of the North (better known to students as mild-mannered art teacher Andy Kinsella) rallies fans for a homecom¬ ing victory. 5. Football players storm the floor in a pre-game exercise of rallying. 6. Senior homeroom 106 pulls fiercely in the school tug-of-war. 5 6 K-SHE ' S U-MAN ROCKS THE GYM The word had spread that John Ulett, KSHE ' s own U-Man, would be the D.J. at our Homecoming Dance. Excitement and anticipation mounted everywhere. The dance started at 8 p.m., but I was in Belleville West ' s gym playing in a volley¬ ball tournament. My mind was set to play the best volleyball possible and not to worry about Homecoming. When 9:30 rolled around, Kelly, Sue, and I were still playing volleyball. We finally finished about 9:50 p.m. I sped home, jumped in the shower, threw on my dress, and left. I smeared lipstick on my dress while try¬ ing to put on make-up in the car. When I finally arrived around 10:10 p.m., I was a nervous wreck!! Then came time to smile. Cameras flashed everywhere. Fi¬ nally, the big moment came. We were all escorted in the spotlight to the beauti¬ fully decorated stage, while the D.J. played the song of our choice. The Ju¬ nior maids were Sue Dewein, escorted by Jerry VonBokel, and Jennifer Under¬ 2 brink, escorted by Terry Reno; Kim Grandcolas, escorted by Jim Gomric; Sally Held, escorted by Pat Magill; Kelly Longust, escorted by Brett Kessler; An¬ gie Rapp, escorted by Tony Roth, and myself, escorted by Danny Schaefer. Then the climax of the evening arrived. Sally Held was announced as runner-up, and Kim Grandcolas was named Home¬ coming Queen. Friends rushed to the stage to congratulate us. It was so neat to look out and see the faces of friends I ' ve grown to love and the faces of Alth- off ' s future. I am so proud to have been a part of such a meaningful event. — Kathy Schmieder 5 1. Althoff ' s Homecoming Court pose while nervously awaiting the corona¬ tion: left to right: Brett Kessler, Kelly Longust, Sally Held, Pat Magill, Tony Roth, Angie Rapp, Kim Grandcolas, Jim Gomric, Stacy Berutti, Terry Reno, Kathy Schmieder, Dan Schaefer 2. Introducing ACHS ' s newly crowned queen, Kim Grandcolas, with her proud escort, Jim Gomric. 3. The junior maids, Jennifer Underbrink and Sue Dewein, accompanied by Brent Knox and Jerry VonBokel, look picture perfect. 4 . After the queen and her court were presented, Althoff students proceeded to get down 5. " Friends For¬ ever " captures the moment for Ted Bugger and Cristy Cullen, while Ken Wetstein and Deanna Allen smile for the camera. 6 Beth Golightly and John Ulett of KSHE prepare for the dance. 7. " And the first runner-up for Home¬ coming Queen is . . . Sally Held! " 119 ys ' vi their quarterback, senior Todd Marchand 2. Seniors pose for a picture before the pa¬ rade. 3. The victorious juniors boast their victory in the powder puff game against the seniors. 4 Although the seniors failed to conquer the |uniors in the gruesome game, their spirits remained high. 5. Senior, Steph¬ anie Nelle, has the ball and struts her way to a touchdown. 6. Seniors Jim Welch and Paul Slocomb do their impersonation of the Althoff Bunnies at a football game. 7. Tony Lowry, Michael Schaefer, and John Man- sini were awarded first place for the Cam¬ era Club car at the Homecoming Parade. x Crusaders Conquer!!! Saturday was the " big " day of the homecoming week! By 10 o ' clock in the morning, Althoff parking lots had filled with cars, trucks, and other unrecogni¬ zable vehicles all covered with outrageous signs and outlandish gimmicks. Why would people do this to their autos, you may ask? Well, of course, it ' s for Althoff ' s homecoming parade. Although we didn ' t have the usual class floats, as in years past, the students still made the parade a spirited and colorful show. The first place award for the best decorated car went to the Camera Club. After the parade, the students met in the back of school to watch the junior and senior girls play a rough game of Powder Puff football. And, to the surprise of the senior girls, the junior girls came out the victors. That night, the Crusader football team played Granite City, the team that had just stomped the East Side Flyers. The crowd in the stadium, both students and alumni, were going wild as the Althoff team scored time and time again. The final score was: Althoff Crusaders 41, Granite City Warriors 0!!! _ Twist ' n Shout incites fans as Gong Show Jams with soul more stufff!! This year ' s first Gong Show, initiated during Spirit Week, was a great op¬ portunity for the students of Althoff to really show their stuff and have a lot of fun. With acts ranging from male vocalists to the Unknown Com¬ ic, the show pleased all audiences. Many students participated in the contest, but even though they were gonged, it was something they will never forget. But who could forget with Jean-Jean the Dancin ' Machine struttin ' her stuff across the stage, the lovely board of judges poised and waiting for the audience to give the O.K. to gong the act and get on with the next one? Some acts did not even last thir¬ ty seconds, but when the audience or judges saw or heard something they liked, the gong made no sound until the next victim came on stage. Of course, one could never call our show the Gong Show without the ever popular Chuck Berry. With his corny jokes and outrageous outfits, " Chucky Baby " introduced, and in some cases, even disposed of the acts that participated in the show. Many popular songs were sung throughout the show, but the one song that got the best reaction was Twist -n- Shout sung by seniors Chris Schnyder, Ray Martinez, and Steven Hoerner. To show their enthusiasm and spirit, the audience rushed the stage and went completely wild. This definitely proved to be the highlight of the evening. Not only did the Althoff students brave the stage that evening, but so did some of Althoff ' s teachers and staff members. With their chants and cheers and kicks and jumps, the ama¬ teur pom pon squad, comprised of 2. Mr. Andy " Chucky Baby ' ' Kinsella. Gallagher uses a watermelon! some of the fe- male teachers, proved that you never too old to f spirit. The cooks, known as the " Lotta I gave it a shot peered on stage donned in aprons and playing cooking utensils while singing their own version of " Someone ' s in the Kitchen with Dinah. " After all the acts were over, the judges made their decision of who were the best acts and would receive trophies. It was not an easy task, for there was much talent displayed that evening, but all seemed pleased when the winners were finally announced. Thanks to all who participated in the Gong Show, especially Mrs. Dolores And er¬ son and Mr. Andy Kinsella. 7 122 1. Ken Wetstein and Chris Schnyder: Are we cool or what, as true blues brothers! 3. Mrs. Jane Vahle, Mr. George Podorski, Fr. Gary Gummer- sheimer, Mrs Beth Rutledge: Our lovely judges? 4 Mr. George Podorski: There he goes again, ruining another career. 123 Banquets, banquets, and more banquets . .. where ' s the mostaccioli? 1 Banquet Chairperson Deanna Allen and M.C. Ken Wetstein enjoy their meal before the Fine Arts Banquet. 3. Fifty-one sen¬ iors achieved a 3.8 or high¬ er for seven semesters at Althoff. 4. Angie Rapp and her mom are all smiles at the Honors Banquet 2. Senior John Lehman receives an award from principal John O ' Brien at the Honors Banquet. 5. Mr. Mank presents a soccer award to Greg Nester. 6. A few words Mr. O ' Brien at the Fall Sports Banquet. 7 The girl ' s basketball team takes a time¬ out at the Winter Sports Banquet. 8. Althoff ' s football team receives a lit¬ tle recognition at the Fall Sports Ban¬ quet 9 M.C. Ken Wetstein speaks at the Fine Arts Banquet. On April 8, well over one third of the student body attended the Honors Ban¬ quet at Fisher ' s Restaurant. 51 seniors attained an average of 3.8 or higher for seven semesters. The Fine Arts Banquet was held on April 26 at Panorama. Sponsored by the Mother ' s Club, some of Althoff ' s most talented students were honored for their achievements in art, photography, music, drama, speech, chorus, and journalism. The Sports Banquets were sponsored by the Father ' s Club and honored the Althoff students who worked and played hard to prove Althoff ' s strong ability in the world of sports. 125 DOLLY DAZZLES AUDIENCES The cast and crew of HELLO, DOLLY proved that " there ' s no business like show business " with their 3 standing-ovation perfor¬ mances. Everyone worked hard to contribute to the success of the show. The set crew created spectacular sets, including the grand staircase and the passenger train. The cast and crews soared over near disasters ranging from Dolly ' s lost plume to the backdrop that fell and ripped. Despite these difficulties, the show came through with flying colors. Among the scenes, the Waiter ' s Gallop, complete with bow ties and backflips, proved the most exciting. The waiters endured many stumbles and falls before mastering the rush across stage. Children who viewed the special performance for the grade schools rated it as the best. " The stunts in the restaurant were neat! " said one boy. Though it seemed impossible at times, every¬ one ' s hard work paid off as their performance shined for three nights. Everyone deserves special thanks and congratulations, not least of all Mrs. Anderson and Mrs. Rutledge for an impressive and masterful production. CAST Dolly Levi — Melissa Somraty Horace Vandergelder — Eric Green Irene Molloy — Cristy Cullen Cornelius Hackle — Mark Fausz Minnie Fay — Greta Stock Barnaby Tucker — Keith Schneider Ermengarde — Stephanie Nelle Ambrose — Ken Wetstein Ernestina — Barb Reidner Judge — John Tolson Rudolph — Chris Schnyder Stanley — John Tolson Court Reporter — Rick Sorgea Policeman — Dan Giedeman WAITERS Ray Martinez Sue Lohmann Jerry VonBokel Liz Murphy Deanna Allen Jennifer Perry Carol Casserly Ashi Smythe Jason Delaney Renee Thomas Shawn Hagan Jack Wier Debi Harris Stephanie Tolson Tim Hechenberger Steve Hoerner DANCERS Angela Andreis Holly Halverson April Anson Steve Hoerner Carolyn Becker Amber Heuermann Diane Chappell Beth Jordan Jamie Ellison Laurie Kane Erica Engelke Angie Klohr Anita Grinston Heather Lowry Jill Halpin Kim Podhrasky Angie Rapp Mary Kay Reeves Alicia Reidner Amy Reilmann Brenda Rensing Kathy Schmieder Samantha Sheldon Lisa Weissert 1. Lady Liberty and Uncle Sam lead the parade. 2. Ernestina Money prepares to capture the heart of Vandergelder. 3. Dol¬ ly assures Ermengarde and Ambrose that they will soon be wed. 4. Mrs. Molloy at¬ tempts to hide Barnaby from Vander¬ gelder. 5. Mrs. Molloy dreams of her new love. 6. Dolly descends from the staircase of Harmonia Gardens. 7. Barnaby and Minnie Fay take a moment to fall in love. 8 The guys harmonize. 9 The courtroom nervously awaits the judge ' s verdict. 10. Dolly calms the irate Vandergelder. 10 1 and 2. Dolly assures Ambrose that he and Er- mengarde will soon be married. 3. Barnaby and Horace |Oin in a duet 4. The waiters prepare for Ms Levi ' s arrival. 5. Several young couples share the dance floor. 6. The courtroom awaits a re¬ sponse from the Judge. 7. Dolly defends her case. 8. " The Pit " prepares with a rehearsal. 9. Dolly receives a greeting from the people of Yonkers. 10. The cast joins in a rendition of " Hello, Dolly. " 1 1 Horace and Ermengarde prepare for the pa¬ rade. 6 This is the time to remember. P-R-O-M 1-9-8-7 Kelly Longust and Brett Kessler, Prom King and Queen. Michelle Edwards, Tom Carpenter, Greta Stock, and Chris Schnyder. Sue Helfrich, Jack Heller, Elizabeth Bank¬ er, Doug Berning, An¬ gie Rapp, Scott Shev- lin, Stacey Malis- zewski, and Brian Dumstorff. One may ask, " Was Senior Prom really the highlight of my four years at Alth- off? Was it over-rated? ' ' The answer to the first question is yes! It was extremely exciting to see the young senior men, who normally walk the halls in their " dress code clothes, " glowing under the dance floor lights in their tuxes. The young senior women also sparkled in dresses, ranging from the traditional hoop style to the sleek so¬ phisticated look. No matter what style or color the students wore, all had a splendid time. After the impact of " Am I really at the Senior Prom " sinks in, one looks around and realizes that the people in the room are no longer strangers. One also real¬ izes that this is the last of the senior dances; yet, the first freshmen " kick¬ off " dance remains so vividly in one ' s memory. As far as the Senior Prom being over¬ rated, the answer is no! The atmosphere bubbled with enthusiasm and romance, and it would be almost impossible to say the night was not a success. This special night began on Friday, May 8, 1987. Some couples chose to eat prior to the dance. A great majority, however, de¬ cided to eat afterwards. Many attended pre-prom parties and others were unfor¬ tunately delayed at home before the flashing cameras of excited parents. The dance started promptly at 8 p.m., and couples strolled through the flow¬ ered arches with high expectations. The couples quickly found the delicious hors d ' oeuvres and the overwhelming display of fresh fruit. Throughout the night, most people stood in line with their dates, waiting to have their pictures tak¬ en by this year ' s photographer, Jack Guciardo. (cont. on p. 206) Cindy Wachtel, Mike Lugge 1. Mindy Miller, Dave Bush, Julie Gil¬ breath, Mike Miller. 2. Mike Taphorn and Beverly Collins 3. Beth Golightly and Sally Held. 4 Tony Lowry. 5. Chris Albrecht and Debbie Monk. 6. Sha- lunna Turley and Angela Andreis. 5 131 11 P.M. It ' s late. I ' m lying in my bed, and sleep comes over me like a lazy afternoon shadow. For some strange reason, I ' ve decided to write the article that I ' ve been putting off for days. It seems my peers would like me to write about my years at Althoff, but I think they ' ll have to wait for the book. So many things have hap¬ pened in the part four years that I could proba bly write a short story about every day. Thus, I ' ve once again decided to condense my story into a single thought (due mostly in part to my laziness). I think everyone would agree on classifying high school as an educating institution, but the education we receive tran¬ scends the mere classes, lecture, and exams. The lesson here is life; the re¬ ward, experience. On no other level is there such a swing in one ' s life, than between their freshman and senior years. If anyone denies it, he has be¬ come a very proficient liar in the past four years. Just thinking back about the past four years brings back so many memories. 11:45 I seem to have lost my train of thought. Only the constant tugging of my eyelids by invisible hands re¬ minds me of the urgency to complete the article. There are so many things I ' d like to say, but the words fall to¬ gether like a collage, and the picture becomes distorted. But, the confu¬ sion doesn ' t bother me anymore. I ' ve learned to deal with it over the past four years. That ' s what high school is all about — not just learning to deal with academics and athletics, but learning to deal with everyday life. High school is the fine medium where the innocence of childhood encoun¬ ters the reality of adulthood. For the first time, we are faced with making decisions amid clashing beliefs, forced, sometimes, to abandon child¬ hood values. Here is where we begin to build our lives, our moral basis. During the course of high school, most students experience their first job, their first love, their first true hu¬ man emotions. There is so much to learn in four short years. 12:15 Well, I ' m nodding off even as I write these words. Sleep has once again won me over. But, I can ' t help remem¬ bering the other times that I ' ve sat in a friend ' s driveway late at night and talked for hours over anything, actu¬ ally learning something about that person, about how he feels about life. The strange part is, as much as a large test of life these past four years have played, I won ' t know the results of this test until 40 or 50 years from now. I ' m not really sure if I ' m going to miss Althoff or not, but the memories — the memories I ' ll cherish forever. — Tony Bankston I. Bishop James P. Ke- leher 2 Stacey Malis- zewski and Julie Shev- lin 3. Paul Quirin, Cathy Quatto, Dave Pusa, Chuck Prange, Molly Polka, and Stephanie Pierce. 4 Tony Lowry 5. Kurt Songster, Joe Rasure, and Mark Zajak. After the pomp and circumstance. Reflections on innocent reality When entering my senior year at Althoff, I had great expecta¬ tions as to how it was going to be. I was quite anxious. I ' m not going to say it was all fun and games. There was a lot of hard work involved, but I will say that my last year at Althoff will be the best remembered. It was the year that I realized what friend¬ ship meant. I experienced hard¬ ships and blessings, disappoint¬ ments and progress. I grew up. I started to see that what I achieved really did make a dif¬ ference. What I was learning here at Althoff, and not just academically speaking, would have a great influence on my life in the years to come, wheth¬ er I go onto college or not. I also learned that I did not do it all on my own. Without the dedication and understanding of my teach¬ ers and the deep love and con¬ cern of my parents, I would not be who I am today. I know that when graduation rolls around there will be great emotions and more than likely, many tears. I have made many friends at Althoff; some I have attended school with for twelve years. It will be hard saying goodbye to them, but I know that they will always have a spe¬ cial place in my heart just as Althoff will. I wish the best of luck to all my classmates and pray that good fortune befalls them wherever they go. I would also like to thank my teachers for their hard work; I could not have done it without them. And finally, I would like to thank my friends. It would not have been a senior year if you wer¬ en ' t there by my side. Sincerely and forever grateful, Dee Ann Stenger. Looking back four years ago as a befuddled freshman in August 1983, I really didn ' t know what to expect of my high school years at Althoff except by attending Alth¬ off, I would receive a good educa¬ tion. Recalling Freshman Orienta¬ tion Day, I gazed over a crowd of more than two hundred total strangers. Today, these strangers have grown to be my friends. Many memories have been made during my years at Althoff. One distinct memory occurred during sophomore year when our class re¬ ceived first place for our Home¬ coming float, " Bomb the War¬ riors ' through the effort and coo¬ peration of the class. I am grateful for having been se¬ lected as one of five girls to attend the 46th session of lllini Girls State. Illini Girls State is a program pro¬ vided for girls in their junior year of high school by the American Le¬ gion Auxiliary to promote a better understanding of our government. Not only did it allow me to become a better citizen, it also enabled me to meet many interes ting people. Although together for only seven short days, everyone became very close. Attending a yearbook camp last summer was a great experience. The school sent co-editors-in-chief Molly Polka and Lori Cavataio and me to attend the Herff Jones Mid¬ west Yearbook Experience Work¬ shop. The staff prepared a fun- filled week that at times became hectic. During the workshop we learned many things. As old skills were mastered, new techniques were introduced. Nonetheless, these past few months have allowed the class of 1987 to store many unforgettable memories. It also help set our class apart. Our varsity football team had a very successful season with a 12-1 record. The basketball team followed suit with a 25-6 re¬ cord. Moreover, the senior class excels in academics as well as ath¬ letics. Many seniors have been of¬ fered many scholarships. The years I have spent at Althoff have been a unique experience. I have grown physically and mental¬ ly. I have made many friends with whom I have shared many memo¬ ries. My high school years at Alth¬ off will always be remembered. — Maria Santos 2 2. Deanna Allen 3. Mrs. Doedli retires after 35 years 4. John Tolson, Mike Trybinski, Mike Threlkheld, and Mike Taphorn. 5. Stacy Berutti, Kiki Bird, and Michelle Edwards 7 Stephanie Guetterman and Kris Gundlach. 134 I just want to thank some people who really deserve it. I came to Althoff with just a few kids from my grade school, St. Peter and Paul, in Collinsville. I didn ' t make friends with too many stu¬ dents, chiefly because I was introverted, and didn ' t think it really mattered. As time passed, I started to make more friends, and opened up to all different kinds of peo¬ ple. I discovered that the peo¬ ple I was afraid of during my freshman year, were great fun on weekends. I discov¬ ered that people in athletics weren ' t as one-track-minded as I thought. I discovered that cheerleaders weren ' t really snobby. I also learned that honor students weren ' t cold bookworms. I also discov¬ ered that people in general shouldn ' t be judged by one ' s first impressions. I think there is much good in everyone at Althoff; no matter how bad people might think they are someone sees a friend in them. I ' d like to thank all of my friends: you know who you are. I would also like to thank Sister Pancratia, ASC, for broadening my views of the world; Sister Catherine, ASC, for her supporting my writing and assuring me that I did have talent, and to Mr. Kin- sella, for helping me see the world through an artistic eye. I also want to thank Mrs. Mansfield because she has done more for Illinois history than the faces on the back of her room. Also, I thank Mr. Orlet, Ms. Cadell, and all of the other teachers who seemed to think there was brain matter between my ears. Althoff is a special place, and I ' m taking part of it with me, wherever I go. (Just don ' t tell anyone; I might get arrested!) — Mike Heller 135 A whole new look at... Frozen Emotion • • • As The 12. This year instead of a fall play, the drama department sponsored a gong show. There was something rather unique about this show though, it was the participation of our faculty and staff at Althoff. First off, the kitchen staff, alias Lotta Fries Gang, performed a song using pots, pans, and kitchen uten¬ sils as accompaniment. Then, some of Althoff ' s female teachers, Mrs. Ander¬ son, Mrs. Kloess, Mrs. Edwards, Mrs. Jones, Mrs. Dalke, and Mrs. Bolesta, got together to form their own Althoff Pom-Pon squad. As Mrs. Edwards stated, " We practiced long and hard. Good thing we won a trophy. We did notice the Pom-Pon Squad had stolen part of our routine ' Not only did members of the faculty perform on stage, but some also performed on the panel of judges. If it wasn ' t for the spirit of the faculty and staff and their participation, the gong show may not have been such a fantastic success. 13. On those Wednesday after¬ noons when we were dismissed at 1:52, the teachers gathered at de¬ partmental meetings. As far as the science department, they chose to assemble in the science lab. In this picture, Mrs. Lowry and Mr. Beine were choosing some NEW SCI¬ ENCE EQUIPMENT for the depart¬ ment (hurrah!!) since the state is about to provide funds for this through the " Build Illi nois " pro¬ gram. They also discussed new textbooks and exchanged thoughts on requirements for the honors program. Other depart¬ ment members were busy with " sports involvement " — coaching — at the time. Row 1: MIKE ABEGG: SIU-C-B.S., SIU-E, BAC. Teaches Biology, Anato¬ my. DOLORES ANDERSON: SIU-E, St. Louis University. Teaches Span¬ ish I IA World Religions and Morality. EMILIO BASSV: American International College, B A., Springfield College (Mass.), M.Ed, Univ. of California, Purdue, Brown, Univ. of Missouri, Univ. of Wyoming, West Michigan Univ. Florida State, 8 National Science Foundation Grants Teaches Chemistry. Row 2: JAMES BEINE: McKendree College, B.S., SIU-E, Univ. of Calif. Univ. of Missouri, Science Department Chairman. Teaches Physical Science. SISTER FRANCIS BIVER, S.S.N.D.: Webster College-B.A., St. Louis Univ.-MEd. Counselor for sophomores and freshman. CHRIS BOLESTA: Benedictine College-B.A. Teaches Spanish II and III. KATHARINE BUESCHER: Webster College- B.A., SIU-E-M.S. Teaches Accounti ng I and II, Typing I. Row 3: BARB CADELL: SIU-E-B.A., M S., St. Louis Univ. Teaches Reading American Lit., Int. Comp., and Honors Comp II.GARY CHOLET: St. Mary ' s College, SIU-B A., Teaches English II, Mass Communications. HELEN CLARK: Maryville College-B.S., St. Louis Univ., SIU-E, Belleville Diocesan Reli¬ gion Certification, Notre Dame Univ., Gon- zaga Teaches Salvation History-Freshman. BONNIE DALKE: Quincy College-B.S., SIU, BAC. Teaches Elem. Algebra, Honors Ge¬ ometry and Algebra II. “7 138 13 15. It was a wonderfully cold winter evening when the Drama Club and Spanish Club ventured forth to the frozen rinks of Cahokia. The even¬ ing was full of fun, laughter and frozen buns. It was a terrific night, the beginning of such joint club ventures as a volleyball challenge match and a softball challenge match! The Drama Club showed great Christian Virtue by letting the Spanish Club win both events! It ' s been a fun year! Kim Grandco- las, Alicia Sierra, Dolores Ander¬ son and Janet Casey shiver as they take a break from skating. ... School Turns Row 1: JANET EDWARDS: Spring Hill Col¬ lege (Mobile, Ala.)-B.S. Teaches Honors Algebra II, Elem. Algebra II, and Survey Math I and II. BRUCE ELSER: SIU-E-B.S. and M S. Director of Guidance and Student Council Moderator. KAREN FOELLER: ISU- B.A., St. Louis Univ. Teaches Elem. Alge¬ bra I, Latin I and Latin II. Row 2: AL FOPPE: Quincy College-.A. Teaches Health. SR. OLIVIA FOSTER: St. Louis Univ.-B.A. and M.A., St. Joseph ' s College (Indiana) BAC, Webster Univ., and Extension work from Columbia Univ. and SIU-E. Teaches Latin IV and is also a Guid¬ ance counselor. JACK GAGEN: SIU-E B.S Teaches Physical Education and Bowling. ORELLA GANSMANN: SIU-E B.S. and M S. Teaches Typing I and II, Word Processing, Office Procedures, and JOBS Row 3: JIM GASAWAV: St. Louis Univ- B.S., Univ. of New Mexico, Univ. of Ari¬ zona, Eastern, Southeastern Missouri, McKendree Teaches Biology. FR. GARY GUMMERSHEIMER: Quincy College-B.A., St. Paul Seminary (St. Paul, Minn.)-Masters of Divinity, St. Louis Univ.-M.A., SIU-E. Teaches one section of Freshman Religion and four sections of Christian Lifestyles. BRAD HARRIMAN: SIU-E-B.S., Univ. of Missouri-Rolla. Teaches Physical Educa¬ tion. BETTY HENRY: William Woods Col¬ lege (A.A.) Univ of Missouri (B.S.), SIU-E- M.S., St. Louis Univ. Teaches Basic English I, Honors English II, Honors Amer. Lit., and Comp. II. Row 1: JOANNE HUBER: Maryville College, LeCleu College, BAC. Teaches Algebra I, Hon. Algebra I, Elem. Algebra II, Algebra II. JIM IGEL: St. Louis Univ., SIU-E, Washington Univ. Teaches Social Studies, American Lit., Current Affairs. ZAIDA JONES: Univ. of Madrid (Salamanca) B A., Univ. of Puer¬ to Rico, SIU-E, BAC. Teaches Spanish 2A and 2B and Spanish 4 ANDY KINSELLA: Quincy College-BFA, B.A. Teaches Art I, Drawing Studio, Painting Studio, Ceramics Studio, Commercial Art Studio. Row 2: JUDITH L. KLAUCK: SlU-c-M.S. Teaches Clothing and Textiles, Food and Nutrition, Child Development, Home Fur¬ nishing. MARY KLOESS: SIU-E-B.S. Teaches Physical Education. SR. HELENA LEACH: Quincy College-B.A., Xavier Univ.-M.A. Teaches English I, Basic English 2. SUE LOWRY. SIU-E-B.S. Teaches Physics, Hon¬ ors Physics, and Honors Physical Science. Row 3: LARRY MANK: SIU-E-B.S. Teaches Psychology, Mechanical Drawing, Architectural Drawing, Blueprint Reading, Mental Health, Surveying. ROSE MANSFIELD: Univ. of lllinois-B.S., SIU-E, Washington Univ. Teaches Freshman Social Studies, Government, Illinois History. KIRK MARTIN: SIU-E-B. A., Lakeland Junior College. Teaches Algebra I, Bas. Geometry and Geometry. 12. This year Mr. Mank gave the soccer team a rather unique incen¬ tive to win the Regional Champion¬ ship Title against Cahokia. The in¬ centive was that if they won the title they could shave of his mous¬ tache after the game. Well, the players went out that night deter¬ mined to beat Cahokia and clip Mr. Monk ' s moustache. They played a long tough game and de¬ feated the Commances 1-0. As part of the festivities after the vic¬ tory they shaved the moustache. In the picture, Greg Nester careful¬ ly applies the lather while Brian Au- buchon, David Levin, and Debbie Mank watched. It seems that Mr. Mank has found the key to future victories. 13. Strangely enough, I have never been in charge of any pep rallies. Generally, the particular student group in charge (Pom- Pon, Cheerleaders, etc.) asks me to M.C. the event. Often times, the schedule for these pep rallies is a little scant. I, therefore, try to prepare a little something of my own for the students, a task that is becom¬ ing increasingly difficult to do. Of course, I ' d be lying if I said I didn ' t enjoy my role in the pep assemblies. I ' m a big ham at heart, and I welcome the chal¬ lenge of bringing the whole school body together to partici¬ pate as one. — Mr. Andy Kin- sella Row 1: PATRICIA MEYER: BAC-A A., mi . McKendree College-B.A. Teaches Fresh¬ man English I, Freshman Hon. English I, Advanced Writing, Comp. 2. BILL ORLET: St. Louis Univ.-B.S., SIU-E. Teaches U.S. History, Behavioral Science, Freshman So¬ cial Studies. JAMES PAPAAS: St. Louis Univ.-BA., Quincy College, St. Mernard Seminary, SIU-E. Teaches Basic Catholic Teachings, World Religions, Christian Mo¬ rality. JANE PRICE: SIU-E-B.A. Teaches French and Spanish. Row 2: JIM RENSING: SIU-E-B.S. and M S. Teaches Accounting, Business Law, Con¬ sumer Economics, Typing. ELIZABETH RUTLEDGE: SIU-E. Teaches Concert Band, Mixed Chorus, Girl ' s Chorus, Swing Choir, Beginning Band, Jazz Band. SR. PANCRA¬ TIA: St. Louis Univ.-B.S., M E D., Univ. of America (Wash. D C ), Univ. of Heidel- burg, Notre Dame, Cape Girardeau. Teaches German 1,2,3 and 4 GLENN SCHOTT: Southeast Missouri Univ.-B.S., SIU-E. Teaches Physical Education, He is also the Athletic Director. Row 3: GARY SCHULINE: RICH THEVEL: UMSL-B.S., MEd, Harris State College, Webster Univ. Teaches Comp. 2, English 2, MASH, In¬ termediate Comp. Literary Masterpieces. DAVE VOELKER: Quincy College-B.A., Kenrick Seminary (St. Louis, MO). Teaches Bible, Soph¬ omore Religion, Spirituality. 14. For the past three years the Home Ec. Department has sponsored a Children ' s Christ¬ mas Party as part of the Child Development class. These fes¬ tivities occur during the last week before break. As part of the program, Coach Schott and Mr. Kinsella dressed up as Santa Claus. When asked about this experience, Coach Schott stat¬ ed that he thoroughly enjoys doing this because of the bright smiles and expectations the lit¬ tle children bring. 15. As being both priest and teacher ministering to teen¬ agers is always a challenge. The biggest difficulty being separating the role of minis¬ ter and teacher. As minister, one needs to be a friend in the true sense of the word. As teacher, one often needs to be disciplinary. Sometimes for the students it ' s difficult to realize the shift that needs to be made. Thus, sometimes it may appear that in the classroom the teacher is a grouch. — Fr. Gary Gummer- sheimer 15 Not Pictured: SR. CATHERINE BURKE: St. Louis Univ.-B.S., MEd, Univ. of Bridgeport (Conn.), SIU-C, Teaches English Literature, Advanced Writing. BARB DOEDLI: Culver Stock- ton College-B.S. and B.A., Univ. of Missouri, SIU-C. Teaches Personal Typing, Money Management, Business Math, Shorthand I and II. DAVE EDWARDS: SIU-E-B.A. and M.A. Eastern Illinois Univ. Teaches Trigonometry and Analytic Ge¬ ometry, Calculus, Basic Algebra 2. GEORGE PODORSKI: St. Benedict ' s College, Kansas State Univ., Washington Univ. Teaches Hon. Trig. Anal. Geom., B A S IC. Programming, Survey of Mathematics. MATTHEW VAPOREAN: St. Louis Univ. Teaches Sophomore Religion, World Religion and Christian Morality. Abernathy, James L. Aldridge, Thomas W. Aleman, Michael A Alonzo, Monica R. Alvarez, Toni M. Armstrong, Shannon L. Baird, Brittainy A. Basinski, Amy L. Bauer, Christopher M. Bedell, Steven J. Bednara, Maggie M. Bergkoetter, Kevin R. Betta, Adrianne M. Boser, Christopher M. Brennan, John T. Britt, Deborah M. Brueggeman, Keith D. Buehler, Shannon R. Buesking, Kathleen M. Butza, Tracy L. Byrkit, Craig A V- k f I A 4 ' $ od who consoles us all, when we began Althoff just a few months ago, we were anxious and apprehensive. Everything was so new and unfamiliar that at times we felt shy and ridiculous because it seemed as if others were laughing at us as we stumbled on our way. We know we are still shakey on our feet and have a lot to learn, but we are already grateful for the past experiences of the first semester and the opportunities it offered — the academic opportunities, the opportunities for meeting new people and making new friends. Young as we are, we know we still need a lot of guidance and direction. Open our hearts and minds so that we will be receptive to the experience and counsel of our teachers and those who try to help us. May we be encouraged to maintain our studies through¬ out our Althoff career and to never lose heart, we pray to the Lord. Father Voelker " May we be encouraged . . never to lose heart. " Father Voelker Carpenter, David A Clink, Jennifer A. Collins, Johnnie L. Tiphanie Rockingham " hard at work " in Religion I. Conreaux, Patrick A. Corpus, Vincent J. Crawford, Johnelle B. D ' Amato, Michael J. Daab, Jessica C. Dee, G. Joseph Demond, Kristin M. Desmond, Thomas E. Dieterle, David B Dingwell, Shannon L. Duff, James P. Dumas, Devon E. Dumstorff, Erin N Egan, Christopher G. Eschman, Brian D. Evans, Daniel P Fields, Brian T. Foerste, Jeffrey, C. Foppe, Aimee M. Garcia, Kevin R. Gomric, Steven J Freshmen Gula, John A. Hacker, Lea Halbrooks, Melissa L. Ham, Karen M. Harley, Michael C. Havel, Timothy M. Hayashi, Reena S. Hayden, Sean P. Heinrich, Amy M Heifer, Steven P. Heller, Julie L. Hickey, Montgomery G. Hill, Patrick B Hoerner, Garrett P. Hoffmann, Joseph P. Holten, Victoria A. Hrabusicky, John P. Hucke, Matthew R. Huebner, Denise R. Hunt, Annie M. Huskey, Mitchell M. Ittner, Robyn E. Jackson, Brigitte J. Johns, George D Johnston, Jill A. Jones, Alice R. Jones, Kimberly A Jones, Teresa L. Not pictured: Bielke, Denny E. Goetz, Michael R. Hoefler, Chuck A. Kovach, Thomas A. Krolikowski, Victoria A. Lavitte, Leslie E. Karcher, Ronald R. Jr. Karvinen, Brian C. Kathmann, Kristofer G. Kicielinski, Angela L. Klein, David L. Klickovich, Michael T. Krantz, Kathy L. Kujawa, Leonard D. Kurkjian, Tiffany A. Lay, Denise C. Lehrter, Julie M. Lekosky, Mary K. Lett, Mary J. Lowe, David B Lowry, Heather M. Freshmen class officers and representatives: front row. John Pawloski, Steve Gomric, Eric Song¬ ster, back row Bernie Ysursa, Chris Egan, Shannon Armstrong, Denise Nadler. Lynch, Rhonda C. Mallett, Timothy M. Mansini, Anne M. Marshall, Derek S. Martindale, Brian S. Matuszewski, Bernard J. McGovern, Madalyn M. Right: The annual Freshmen-Moth- er Breakfast is a great way to intro¬ duce mom to new friends. Far right: John Collins, Mark Rasure, and Nicky Kuiawa enjoy a break at the Sweetheart Dance. Not pictured: Murphy, Robert L. Stell, Ken M. Vollmer, George M. Vunetich, Patrick J. Wetzel, Jennifer L. McMahon, Joseph D. Mena, Joseph T. Morgan, Deneice Mottershead, James M. Muckenstrum, Regina Nadler, Denise L. Nelms, Cheryl L. Neuharth, Brandy A. Nolden, John T. Noski, Donald J. Novak, Angela C. Odum, Donald C. Oelrich, Matthew J. Palas, Patrick B. Partridge, Bradley S. Patton, Brian S. Pawloski, John F. Pensoneau, Thomas V. Perkins, Angela Petterson, Kristina M. Pfershy, Tara R. Plog, Juanita M. Poe, Amy A. Rasure, Mark D. Regan, John Reidner, Alicia L. Rick, Michelle M. Robertson, Andrew J. Rockingham, Tiphanie T. Roderman, Crystal L. Rush, Andre J. Ryan, Marc E. Songster, Eric M Schickendanz, Stephen R. Schubert, Christian J. Schwartz, Keith P Seel, Beth A. Smith, Audrey C. Smith, Pamela K. Smythe, Ashi K. Sergea, Scott A Speichinger, Laura Starnes, William B. Steward, Denise M. Stockley, Gary E. Stohlman, T K. Stowers, Dawn M Szymula, Julie A. Thebeau, Cheryl S. Thomas, Diane M. Thurston, Christopher D. Thurston, Susan E. Touchette, Milton L. Trares, Christopher P Utz, Theresa M. Voellinger, Robert C. 1 1. Shannon Armstrong, Toni Alvarez, Denise Nadler, Erin Dumstorff, Amy Heinrich, and Aimee Foppe — inseparable friends. 2. Joe Hoffman and Tracy Butza tango the night away at the Sweet¬ heart Dance. 3. Mike Goetz and Paul York relax as they enjoy themselves at the Freshmen-Mother Breakfast. Vogel, Melissa M. Von Feldt, Julie L. Wagner, Amy B. Walsh, Mark V. Weber, Christine M Wehrheim, Joseph W. Weissert, Steven J. Welch, Douglas A. Wells, Kelleen A. West, William J. Wester, Christina M. Whalen, Mary C. Whitworth, John I Wilhold, Phillip D. Willette, Aaron M. Williams, D. Cortez Wilson, Michael K. Wodarczyk, Thomas M. Wuertz, Jennifer L. York, Paul M. Younger, Colleen E. Ysursa, Bernard J. Class of ' 90 45 Abilez, Robert D. Abram, Alicia M. Adams, Bruce E. Albrecht, Kathleen L. Andrews, Timothy P Anson, April A. Armstrong, Kristopher C. Ashmann, Lance C. Aucutt, Melissa D. Bakken, Cindy R. Banker, Elizabeth E. Barbour, Michelle L. Barboza, Angela Barrett, Katie P Baudino, Sherri L. Bauer, Corey K. Bauer, Kelly A Bauer, Timothy M. Bauza, Edward J. Becker, Carolyn A Becker, Joan E. Becker, Katie L. Beland, Michael W. Bergkoetter, Karla A. Berning, Bruce E. Bird, Keryn M. Black, Leslie C. Borgard, Paul R. Bowman, Brian D. Boyne, John J. Front Row: Sophomore Of¬ ficers Lisa Lu- carelli, Mike Tognarelli, and Maureen Knox. Second Row: Representatives Nathan Mudd, Kim Dawson, Carrie Coyne and Leslie Black od of spirit and energy, sometimes we feel so full of vitality that we will never be tamed or settled. It is so difficult being a Sophomore, Lord. We are at the age when we so desperately want to be on our own but we have not yet acquired enough skills to be so independent. It ' s an awkward age when we ' re caught in between throwing off the ways of being a freshman and establishing our own personality. Making friends and wanting to be liked consumes most of our time and thoughts. May it not take so much of our energy that we forget you and the right things we have been taught. Friends are important, Lord, and we are grateful for them Help us to choose our friends wisely, so that they may bring out the best in us and truly encourage us to be ourselves. Our sense of humor and our desire to have fun sometimes distracts us from being the kind of students we need to be Keep us on the right track, Lord. Keep us diligent students and help us to maintain our sense of humor all our lives, we pray our lives, we pray to the Lord. Father Voelker 146 -Sophomores Branz, Mary Kay Brewer, Gary L. Brokaw, Michael Brooks, Donald J. Brown, Donna M. Brueggeman, Kristie M. Bruns, Emily C. Bufta, Patrick S. Cadagin, Daniel J. Calhoun, Eric A. Carley, Timothy G Carrillo, Christina L. Casto, Kathryn I. Chappell, David W. Chiu, Kristine Y. Not pictured: Artime, Kathy R Carson, Kirk M. Chavis, Terrence E. 31. Sophomores Chris Gagen, Cindy Vallina, Cory Bauer, Dan Cadagin, Mari St. Pierre, Julie Fahrner, and Katie Becker show their enthusiasm for " Spir¬ it Week ' " 32. Most Sophomores agree that " group study " is always the best idea. Christ, Brian J Clyne, Ilona K. Coleman, Ronald J. Coppens, Stacey L. Coyne, Carrie A. Cygan, Todd J Czernieiewski, Mark W. David, Dale M. Davis, Chantaile Davis, Wayne E. Dawson, Kimberly A Decker, Amy E. Dietrich, Jennifer L. Doiron, Mark W Donely, Laura L. Dorsey, Sheila L. Doyle, Chad H Drevicki, Sonia L. Driscoll, John J. Duran, Charles A. Eck, Jo A. Egan, Thomas M. Ellison, James M. Engelke, Erica L. Fahey, Kelly S. Fahrner, Julie A. Farrow, Heather K. Ferrara, Beth A. Finck, David C. Forneris, Eileen A. Gagen, Christopher P. Gary, Jennifer L. Gibson, Gregory W. Giedeman, Ronald D. Glenn, Roger K. Guetterman, Marsha L. Hagan, Shawn J. Hagelstein, Chrissy M. Halverson, Henry W. Hammond, Kathryn L. Harper, Choysi F. Harris, Gregory G. Hart, Valery E. Hasenstab, Thomas J. Hayden, Dana L. I Why can ' t school be this much fun everyday? 2. Come on baby now . . . twist and shout! 7 Head, Nicole K Heap, Deborah K Heap, Matthew S. Helfrich, Susan E. Heller, Laura M. Hiatt, Lance M. Himstedt, Jennifer L. Holthaus, Nicholas E Hudson, Scott A. Hunter, Pamela S. Igel, Brad G. Joergensen, J. Mike Johnston, Francine M. Jones, Mary Ann S. Jones, Sonya J. Kalmer, Jennifer A. Karban, Kristine M Kearns, Michelle L. Keefe, Colleen M. Kinsella, Cheryl L. Knox, Maureen E. Koch, Elizabeth Kocot, Michael J Kreher, Karen J. Kuebel, Kathryn E. Lanter, Nancy L LaPointe, Alfred Lay, Donna K. Lebert, Douglas E Leiner, Andrew J. Not pictured: Flakes, Sean Jeffcott, Jack R. 1. Leslie, Amy, and Sue anxiously await their chance to show off their homecoming parade entry. 2. Their future ' s so bright, they gotta wear shades! Class of ' 89 Lenz, Matthew R. Leveling, Michelle R. Lucarelli, Lisa M. Lyke, Stephanie M. Magill, Peggy E. Malawy, Ricky A. Monk, Lawrence E. May, Shane L. McAtee, Amy L. Moynihan, Jeffery B Mudd, James L. Mudd, Nathan D. Mueller, Anthony W. Muentnich, Michelle A Muhammad, Jabir M. Mulconnery, Diane M. Murphy, John F. Muskopf, Dennis P. Navarro, Dawn E. Nelle, Adrienne S. Neukam, Laurie Niedzwiecki, Greg E. Nolden, Herbert James O ' Neill, Karin M. Parker, Bobbie Jean Pavlow, Lisa M. Pearce, Tiffany V. Perry, Boyce C. Peskar, Matthew T Pfeiffer, Bradley Phillips, Michael J. so - Sophomores Porter, Amy K. Prange, Gabriel A. Pressnall, Christie E Prsha, Nicholas J. Pusa, Suzanne A Quain, Jeffrey M. Rensing, Melissa S. Rheinecker, Brenda E. Richarz, Martin E. Rechter, Marcie M. Not pictured: Mudd, James L. Serkin, Danny S. Riesenberger, Ronald K. Rogers, Antyan L. Santos, Antonio F. Sax, Jenny L. Sax, Mary J. Schaefer, Charles L. Schaefer, Jennifer A. Schaefer, Michael A. Schaulat, David A Scheibel, Cheryl J. Schmieder, Robert W. Schremp, Lisa A. Schwab, Victoria L. Shegog, Christopher E Sheldon, Samantha J. Shultz, Kimberly A. Silhavy, Jonathon C. Singh, Christine R. Smith, Kivin R St. Pierre, Mari J. Stein, Nicole M Stenger, Robert A. Sterr, Michael D. Stratmann, Stacy L. Strickland, Lori M. Suarez, Michele L. Thevel, Joseph R. Thomas, Renee M. Thurston, William J. Timko, Andrew S. Tognarelli, Michael A. Trevathan, Matthew A. Vallina, Cynthia A. Vernier, Amy E. Villarreal, Steven J Voelkerding, Kenneth R. VonBokel, Amy P. Wagner, Becky A Warnecke, Jennifer L. Whalen, Erin M. Not Pictured: Stell, Joseph A. White, Debbie L. Wier, Jack A. Wiggins, Dustin M. Wilhelm, Brent A. Winkeler, David M. Wood, Timothy S. Wuest, Marie L. Wurth, Leann M. Yow, David R. Zittel, Matthew C. Homeroom 2-104 tugs to victory during the Spirit Week activities. 7 152 Alderson, Kevin C. Aleman, Philip J. Alexander, Christina D. Amenn, Christopher D. Artime, Timothy M. Barboza, Tony Barrett, James E. Basinski, Karen A. Bertelsman, Patricia A. Blechle, Patrick J. Blick, Casey D. Boudreaux, Frank J. Boze, Timothy E. Brady, Patrick J. Brello, Frank C. Brewer, Lawrence T. Brokaw, Felicia Brutto, Gregory A. Buffa, Gina M. Bugger, Catherine od of wisdom and strength, with each passing year we know we are growing in strength. Even though our bodies are still developing, we feel stronger . . . physically,mentally, spiritually. There is a certain non-chalant, devil-may-care attitude, Lord, about being a junior in high school. Our new independence, coupled with our new powers of mind and body, give us a feeling of self-confidence that may never again be matched in our lives. No life-determining decisions have to be made right now, and so the powers that surge within us make us feel as if we are adults in full bloom without a care in the world. In fact, we act sometimes as if we know all there is to know about life and no one can convince us otherwise. Help us to appreciate our freedom by not cheapening our bodies and minds through alcohol, drugs, or sexual abuse, and help us to enjoy our strength and our confidence realizing there are many things — hopes, dreams, opportunities and friendships yet unrealized. Bush, David M. Butza, Christine A. Casserly, Carol Cerneka, Nicole M. Cherry, Kelly M. Juniors Christ, Peggy M. Cimarolli, Malana E. Clarke, Duane C. Constance, Julie L. Cordes, Michael C. Cox, Corey L. Cygan, Debbie A. Daniels, Ann M. Davis, Gregory A Davis, Maria C. Davis, Tiffani D. Delaney, Jason R. Demond, Rebecca M. Denning, Laura A. Deremiah, Christine L. Dewein, Sue E. Diekemper, Mary S. Dieterle, Carla A. Dohm, Christopher R. Donlan, Michaeleen M. Dorrough, Patricia E. Doyle, Karen D. Dumstorff, Brian L. Edgar, Jodi N. Egan, Robert J. Ellison, Jamie L. Evans, Christopher M. Ferrara, John C. Fizer, Jodi M. Fleming, Kelly R. Flora, Michael T. Foster, Gregory M. Friederich, Molly A. Gibbons, James B Gibbons, Thomas D 1. Monica Webb and Jennifer Maz- zota — friends forever! 2. Juniors Angie Voyles, Jenny Utz and Kath¬ leen McAleenan boogie to the beat Not Pictured: Fiedler, Laura M. Giedeman, Daniel C Glasco, Tammy M. Grohmann, Julie A. Goedeke, Clay J. Gomric, Kristine F. Green, Eric J. Green, Jerry M. Green, Stephanie L. Grey, Robert L. Groesh, Todd J. Gula, Timothy T. Gundlach, Christine M. Haar, Brent G. Hasentaub, Judy L. Hatzl, Michael E. Heap, Bradly J. Hechenberger, Timothy M. Heinzl, Catherine A. Hettenhausen, Kristina A. Heumann, Angela C. Hickey, Mark G. Himstedt, Robert G. Hoffmann, Jeffrey Holtgrave, Peter L. Holtgrewe, Catherine L. Holubasch, Mark C. Howell, Donna A. Hucke, Alan J. Class of ' 88 Hunter, Anthony G. Hunter, Kimberly A. Jacob, Pamela C. Jansen, Marianne A Johnson, William P. Junker, Kurt J. Kaminski, Cynthia A. Kellmeyer, Patrick D. Kennedy, Mary K. Keturakis, Sandra A Kinkelaar, Joanna M. Klaus, Jessica H Klohr, Angela R Knox, Brent M. Koopmann, Lynn M. Korb, Jennifer M. Laquet, Charles J. Lauff, Angela M. Lawrence, Jamie L Lechien, Brenda S. Ledee, Andre G. Lehan, Ten A. Leroy, Sandra V. Levin, David N. Lewis, Donica M. 1 Juniors David Levin and Becky Demond enjoy a slow dance togeth¬ er. 2. 1986 " Sweetheart King " Jerry Von Bokel relinquishes his crown to Althoff ' s biggest sweetheart, Jim Schaefer. Juniors Lieb, Scott A. Lintzenich, Wendy K Lyke, William S. Maberry, Monica L Madura, Steven W. Magill, Elizabeth A Mansini, John P Manso, Kevin M. McAleenan, Kathleen M. McCann, Paul C. McDonell, Jennifer McIntosh, Shawn D McKinney, Amy K McWilliams, Nora A. Mehring, Krista A. Menard, Angela K. Miles, Julie E. Miller, Michael A. Muckensturm, Dwayne Murphy, Patrick J. Musk opt, Mary K. Mydra, Philip E. Neighbors, Terence M. Neiner, Christopher H. Neu, Christopher Neuner, Beth A. Niemann, Christopher E. Novak, Susan R. O ' Connor, Matthew J. Not Pictured: Lucash, David F. O ' Hara, Cathy O ' Neil, Tricia Odum, Karen A. Onofrey, William R. Orlet, Edward M. Far right: Kelly Fleming pulls up her sleeves as she prepares to dance the night away at the Tip-Off Dance. Right: Pam Simmons, Juli Wis¬ niewski, Beth Schmidt, Julie Con¬ stance, Nicole Cerneka, and Karen Basinski display their enthusiasm for Spirit Week by coming as their fa¬ vorite characters. Orlet, James R. Orlet, Stephanie M. Parciak, Christopher P. Perry, Jennifer J. Petterson, Michele L. Pfeil, Susan L. Pierce, Christopher M. Poddhrasky, Kimberly A. Polka, Jean M. Powell, Kristen C. Pratl, James J. Quirin, Catherine M. Quirin, Susan M. Rachell, Randy L. Randall, Scott C. Reilmann, Amy J. Sak, Anthony M. Sautman, Steve T. Shaefer, James Scheibel, William M. Junior Kathleen McAleenan goes all out on " Favorite Cartoon Day!! " Schlarman, Stephen M. Schmidt, Beth A. Schneider, Dale A. Schneider, Jeffrey G. Schneider, Keith A. Schott, Stephen M Schranz, Stephen J Schubert, Renee K. Schwalb, William J. Shevlin, Mark A. Simmons, Pamela S. Sintzel, Christine Smith, Gregory S. Soehnlin, Brian S. Sorden, Richard W. Sorden, Stephanie R. Sorgea, Brian E. St. Pierre, Beth A. Sterr, Dana M. Stockley, Kevin R. Stohlman, Matthew S. Syzdek, Sherri L. Takmajian, Cynthia L. Taylor, Andrea V. Not pictured: Shevlin, William Jeff Class of ' 88 Taylor, Karen E. Thomas, Debra J. Thompson, Thomas J. Thouvenot, Lori A. Tolson, Stephanie E. Tompkins, Swen O. Toth, Lisa A Tribout, Kevin C. Trinity, Matthew A. Turley, Shalunna M Underbrink, Jennifer L. Utz, Jennifer S. Van Horn, Joseph H. Viner, Carol L. Vosse, Timothy L. Voyles, Angela T. Wachtel, Cynthia A Warren, Aundrea L. Warren, Mark C. Webb, Monica M. Week, Diane M. Weier, Joyce M. Weissert, Lisa K. Weissert, Lynn M. Westerheide, Richard P White, Donald L. White, Leann M. Whitehead, Barbara N Wisniewski, Juli K. Wittenauer, Sharon S. Wodarczyk, Mark C. York, Maria Young, Larissa R. Zacharski, Bradley J. Zeugin, Julie K. 160 This Is the Time By: Billy Joel We walked on the beach beside that old hotel They ' re tearing it down now But it ' s just as well I haven ' t shown you everything a man can do So stay with me baby I ' ve got plans for you. This is the time to remember Cause it will not last forever These are the days To hold on to Cause we won ' t Although we ' ll want to. This is the time But time is gonna change You ' ve given me the best of you And now I need the rest of you. Before you came into my life It was some kind of miracle that I survived Some day we will both look back And have to laugh We lived through a lifetime And the aftermath Sometimes it ' s so easy To let a day Slip on by Without even seeing each other at all But this is the time you ' ll look back to And so will I And those will be days you can never recall. But holding you close Is like holding the summer sun I ' m warm from the memory of days to come. David W. Alvarez Angela P. Andreis Brian E. AuBuchon Gregory A. Aucutt Douglas J. Becker Kimberly A. Becker Gregory T. Bedell Melissa A Beeler Kim S. Bergkoetter Douglas H. Berning entou Lorraine K. Cavataio Lori L. Cepicky Tracy L. Cherry Michelle A. Clancy Rickey K. Coates Beverly A. Collins Tanya L. Cordes Christine Courtney Juan Cox Cristy C. Cullen Deann M. Cygan Henry C. Dahms Drake A. Dankenbring Julie C. David Laura M. Davis Michael L. Davis Angela A. Demick Mona H. Desmond II Joseph C. Dulle Michelle R. Edwards Karla A. Eglseder Mark V. Fausz Karin E. Feldker Timothy C. Foster Michael P. Gomric Kimberly Grandcolas Anita R.Grinston Melissa J. Farmer Matthew R. Fries James A. Gomric Stephanie Guetterman Anthony K. Gundlach Jill S. Halpin Lisa M. Halvachs Holly J. Halverson r € aU cf m7 William G. Hamann Jason R. Hannes Wesley H. Harmon Tracy L. Hayes Jeff R. Heinzl Sally M. Held Todd J. Helfrich John E. Heller Michael E. Heller Amber L. Heuermann Steven M. Hoerner Mary T. Hughes Keith F. Huskamp Carl A. Jansen Jodi E. Jones enw-u Mario Jones Elizabeth A. Jordan Laurie Sue Kane Thomas J. Keim Robert J. Kennedy Maura E. Kostelac Jennifer L. Kreher Amy Kmepkamp A Steve G. Kuca Christine M. Kocot Michelle R. Kutsch Michael A. Laureano John J. Lehman Cari S. Lintzenich Susan M. Lohmann Kelly A. Longust Anthony M. Lowry Michael L. Lugge Stacey Maliszewski Patrick J. Magill Todd M. Marchand Ray E. Martinez Robert J. Patterson Steven M. Patton Lisa M. Pawloski Maite L. Perez David W. Pusa Catherine A. Quatto Paul D. Quirin Angela Rapp Linda K. Rapp Joseph H. Rasure John R. Rauk Mary K Reeves Randall L. Riesenberger Maria N. Rodriguez Anthony P. Roth Kenneth S. Rutter Daniel F. Schaefer Tracey Schaltenbrand Keith A. Schmidt Kathryn M. Schmieder Melanie L. Schranz Kevin P. Schwartz Allison E. Smith Brian E. Smith Sean P. Sobczak k Melissa A Somraty Dax D. Sprinot Dee A. Stenger 171 Michael Threlkeld John A. Tolson Michael Trybinski Michael S. Taphorn Gerald N. VonBokel Frank C. Voss James P. Wehrheim Mark G. Weilbacher 172 Sheila M. Wilhold Marvenia Willis Leanne Wisniewski Janet M. Wright Laura J. Wuest Donald T. Wurth Lisa M. York Maria Ysursa Mark A. Zajac NOT PICTURED: Charles Hagelstein Michael C. Hassard Christopher Huskamp Malcolm L. McCallum Gregory P. Nester William J. Stanis Timothy M. Zollner ust a little longer, Lord, and Althoff will be behind us. We don ' t mean to sound un¬ grateful because we do appreciate what the years here at school have brought into our lives. But we are restless, chomping at the bit, and we want to get on with the new opportunities and challenges that await us. Still our hearts so that our anxieties will not cloud our efforts nor distract us as we pledge to put forth our best effort in the weeks and months ahead, and finally, may the enclosure of our heart never be shut to you, we pray to the Lord. Father Voelker - cf 4987 Nothing ' s Gonna Stop Us Now Looking in your eyes I see a paradise This world that I ' ve found Is too good to be true. Standing here beside you Want so much to give you This love in my heart That I ' m feeling for you. Let ' em see we ' re crazy I do not care Put your hand in my hand baby Don ' t ever look back Let the world around us, just fall apart Baby we can make it If we ' re heart to heart And we can build this Dream together Standing strong forever Nothing ' s gonna stop us now And if this world runs out Of lovers, we ' ll still have each other, By: Starship Nothing ' s gonna stop us now. I ' m so glad I found you I ' m not gonna leave you Whatever it takes I will stay here with you Take it to the good times See it through the bad times Whatever it takes I will stay here with you Take it to the good times See it through the bad times Whatever it takes Is what I ' m gonna do Let them see we ' re crazy What do they know Put your arms around Me baby don ' t ever let go All that I need is you All that I ever need And all that I ever want to do Is hold you forever Ever and ever. pg. 161 1. Postcard perfect — ACHS 2. Homecoming Queen Kim Grandcolas and runner-up Sally Held, after the parade. 3. Goldrush: the season that almost was, Althoff loses to Rock Island in the State Football Semi-finals. 4. Joe Rasure, Kris Gundlach and Ray Martinez invade Hardee ' s after a football game. 5. Deanna Allen receives the Body from Fr. Gary during the senior class mass during Homecoming Week. 6. Ken Wetstein and Chris Schnyder are the Blues Brothers, and receive a standing " O " for Soul Man during the Gong Show. 7. Kevin Schwartz passes to Danny Serkin beyond a Cahokia opponent. 8. Tony Roth passes out during Calculus, a common occurrence, pg. 174 1. John Tolson, Jerry VonBokel, and Ray Martinez practice dance routines for " Hello Dolly. " 2. Tony Roth, Dee Ann Stenger, Ted Bugger, Maria Santos, Tony Bankston, and Kim Grandcolas model the latest fashions outside Famous Barr. 3. The Camera Club display their 1st place float in the Homecoming parade. 4. Pompon girls perform during halftime at a basketball game. 5. Jill Halpin, Stacey Berutti, and Michelle Middleton sport Hawaiian fashions. 6. Crusader go on to defeat the Cahokia Commanches. 7. Cheerleaders execute the " Althoff Fan " during a time-out. 8. Chris Schnyder, Steve Hoerner and Ray Martinez perform Beethoven ' s rendition of " Twist and Shout. " 9. Karin Feldker and Janet Wright enjoy the weekend. 10. The Crusader snarl, pg. 175 1. Deanne Saigon, Mike Heller, and Stacey Berutti meet their friends at Hardee ' s after the game. 2. Althoff fans bring out their warpaint and bare their chests in the nippy Rock Island climate. 3. Stacey Maliszewski studies a physics experiment. 4. Tony Lowry — the trumpet, the tie — classics. 5. Seniors model mall fashions. 6. The question is, where did the RED tiles come from? 7. Pretty in Pink at the Homecoming Dance. 8. The " Golden Gridders " prepare to meet Rock Island. 9. Tony Roth visits Notre Dame on his quest for higher education. 10. Ken Rutter copiously takes notes in U.S. History, pg. 176 j 1. Allison Smith, Michelle Edwards, Debi Harris, and Kiki Bird enjoy their bus ride home from a pompon competition. 2. Dee I Anne Stenger and Tony Roth examine the innards of Lucky, the anatomy cat. 3. Charles Camillo and Pat Magill love pep rallies. 4. Mike Hassard, " Later. " 5. Leanne Wisniewski and Christine Ysursa thoroughly enjoy physics. 6. Julie Wisniewski performs a mount. 7. Kevin Schwartz and Jodi Edgar take a break between classes. 8. Beth Golightly, Michelle Edwards, Kiki Bird, Sally Lehrter, Stephanie Nelle, Dave Dodson, and Angie Voiles get a big, big, excited for a pep rally. 9. Kim Grandcolas, Tom Carley, Tonya Cordes, and Melissa Somraty transform themselves into a cowgirl, Rodney Dangerfield, Dolly Parton, and Lavern during Homecoming Week. The Class 1 Mr. and Ms. Sportsman woman Kevin Schwartz and Chris Albrecht Mr. and Ms. School Spirit Pat Hayes and Sally Held Mr. and Ms. Performing Arts Mark Fausz and Melissa Somraty Mr. and Ms. Congeniality and Gentleman woman Brett Kessler and Kathy Schmieder Who ' s 0k I Mr. and Ms. Athletic Juan Cox and Chris Albrecht Mr. and Ms. Popularity Jerry VonBokel and Kim Grandcolas Mr. and Ms. Cleancut Tony Roth and Kathy Schmieder Who Mr. and Ms. Sense of Humor Tom Corley, Joe Rasure, and Beth Golightly Mr. and Ms. Artistic Dan Bauer and Lisa York Mr. and Ms. Successful John Lehman and Molly Polka A B ALBRECHT, CHRISTINE MARIE St. Mary Nickname: Chris School Activities: Volleyball 1,2,3,4; Basketball 1,2,3,4; Track 1,2,3,4, Spring Musical 4; Chorus 1,2, Church Activities: CYO 1,2,3, Awards and Honors: National Honor Society 4; McKendree Presidential Scholarship ($500) 4, Occupation: Cut grass 2,3,4. Chris will attend McKendree College in the fall. She hopes to play volleyball and possibly basketball through college. She wants to maintain good grades, and have a great time doing it. In 20 years, Chris wants to be married and have a family. She ' d like to live in huge three-story house and have a happy life ALLAN, LUKE CHRISTOPHER St. Peter Paul Nickname: Junior School Activities: Latin Club 1,2, Occupation: M M Quick Shop 3,4, Jack Schmitt Ford 2,3,4. Luke is going to attend SIU-E in the fall. ALLEN, DEANNA MARIE Blessed Sacrament School Activities: Drama Club 1,2,3,4; Spanish Club 4; Volleyball 1,2,3; Spring Musical 1,2,3,4, Swing Choir 4, Girls Chorus 1; Mixed Chorus 2,3,4; Triple Trio 4, Student Council 1, Team Manager 4, Drama Club Secretary 4; Church Activities. Teens Encounter Christ 3,4, Quest 2; Awards Honors: Youth Salute 4, National Honor Society 4, Academic All-American 4, Occupation: Famous Barr Snack Bar 3,4, Shrine Restaurant Hostess 4 Deanna is going to St. Louis University on scholarship. In 20 years, she hopes to have a well paying job and be married. ALVAREZ, ANGELO ANTHONEY JR. St. Teresa School Activities: Football 1,2; Track 1,2,3, Wrestling 1,2,3,4, Stage and Set Crew Manager 3,4, Fall Play 4, Spring Musical 3,4, Occupation: Kwapis, Dyer, Knox and Miller Ltd. Offices 1,2,3,4; Oak Hill 3,4. Angelo is undecided about college. In 20 years, he hopes to be a corporate accountant with a CPA rating and have alot of money. ALVAREZ, DAVID WILLIAM Our Lady of Assumption Nickname: Alf School Activities: Soccer 1,2,3,4, Lab Assistant 4, Church Activities: Parish CYO 1,2. David plans to attend Belleville Area College in the fall. In 20 years he hopes to be a computer technician. ANDREIS, ANGELA P. School Activities: Girls Chorus 2, Mixed Chorus 3,4, Track Manager 3, Spring Musical 4, Drama Club 4, Business Club 4, Home Ec. Club 4, Speech 3; Band 3; Track 4; Church Activities. Chorus 1,2,3,4, Usher Board 4 Occupation: Babysitter 2,3,4, Arby ' s Cashier 4. After school, Angela is joining the U S. Navy and after about two years, will go to college while staying in the Navy. In 20 years, she would like to be a U.S. Naval Officer traveling all over the world. When she decides to settle down, she will hopefully be retired, living in Paris with her husband, two children and driving a BMW convertible AuBUCHON, BRIAN EUGENE Mother of Perpetual Help School Activities: Soccer 1,2,3,4; Baseball 1; Concert Band 1,2,3; Team Manager 4, Team Statistician 4; Occupation: Whitehead Roofing Insulation Inc. Warehouseman 3, Maryville Gas Wash Attendant 3,4. Brian plans to attend SIU-E in the fall. In 20 years, he would like to be a very successful lawyer. AUCUTT, GREGORY ALLEN School Activities: Pep Band 1,3,4, Concert Band 3,4; Marching Band (Columbia) 1; Team Manager 2, Moth Club 1,2, Awards Honors: Honor Roll 1,2,3,4, State Drum Ensemble Contest 3,4; Occupation: Belleville News Democrat 2,3; South County K-Mart 3,4. After high school, Greg will go to Parks College and then enter the Air Force on the ROTC plan. In 20 years, he hopes to be the proud owner of his own Rent-A-Je airline service. BAILEY, JOHN RICHARD St. Mary Nickname: Beetle School Activities: Home Ec Asst. 4, Lab Assistant 4, Band 1,2,3,4, Fall Play 1,2,3, Spring Musical 1,2; Golf 2. BANKSTON, ANTHONY LLOYD St. Jerome Nickname: Bocephus School Activities: Football 1,2; Basketball 2, Baseball 1,2, Speech 4; Newspaper 4, German Club 1,2,3,4; Golf 4, Church Activities: Lector 1,2,3,4; CYO 1,2,3; Awards Honors: National Youth Leader Nominee 4, Academic All-American 4, 4th Place Speech Sectionals 4, Honor Roll 1.2.3.4, 2nd Place Speech Districts 4, German Club Spokesman 4, National Honor Society 4; Occupation: McDonald ' s Cook and Clean 2,3; The Movie Company-VHS Rental 4. Tony will be attending Illinois Wesleyan in Bloomington. He ' d like to make lots of money in some kind of business. In 20 years, he ' ll be reclining on his back patio with his lovely wife while their three sons wash the Ferrari in the driveway. Last Words: Life is like a ham sandwich with two pieces of bread, some Grey Poupon, some ham, some lettuce, and a slice of cheese. I consider Althoff to be the ham. Oh, whatta HAM! BAUER, DANIEL CHRISTOPHER St. James Nickname: Kodiak Kid School Activities: Soccer 1,2,3,4, Baseball 1,2, Spring Musical 4, History Club 3,4; Art Assistant 4; Team Statistician 3,4. BECHERER, MELISSA ANN St. Mary Nickname. Moe School Activities: Fall Play 3; Gong Show 4, Basketball 1,2,3,4; Volleyball 1,2, Spring Musical 3,4, Latin Club 1,2,3,4; Drama Club 3,4, Church Activities: Sunday School Teacher 4, Awards Honors. National Honor Society 4, National Youth Salute 3, Principal ' s Award 1,2,4; High Honors 1,2,3,4; Occupation: Cardinal Secretary 3,4. Melissa plans to attend either St. Louis University or Millikin. She received a scholarship from SLU. She would like to be a psychiatrist. In 20 years, she wants to be working in a mental hospital in a big city Melissa also wants to be wealthy by then. BECKER, DEBORAH J. St. Stephen Nickname. Debbie School Activities: Band 1,2,3,4; Jazz Band 2,3,4; Chorus 2,3,4; Swing Choir 4; Pep Band 1,2,3,4; Fall Play 1,2,3,4; Spring Musical 1,2,3,4; German Dancers 1,2,3,4; Drama Club 2,3, Church Activities: PSR Teacher 3,4; Awards Honors: Honor Roll 1,2,3,4; Academic All-American 3,4, National Band Award 3,4. BECKER, DOUGLAS JOHN St. Stephen Nickname: Doug School Activities: Beginner ' s Band 1, Concert Band 2,3,4; Mixed Chorus 2,3,4; Swing Choir 3,4; Men ' s Ensemble 3,4; Fall Play 2,3, Spring Musical 1,2,3; Gong Show 4, Speech 3,4; Pep Band 1,2,3,4; Jazz Band 2,3,4, Orchestra 2, German Club 1,2,3,4, German Dancers 1,2,3,4, Vocal Octet 3.4, Brass Sextet 2,3,4; Brass Quartet 4, Trombone Quartet 3, Vocal Solo 3,4, Trombone Solo 2, McKendree Curriculum Challenge 3,4; Newspaper 3, Church Activities: Boy Scouts 1,2,3,4, Order of the Arrow 1,2,3,4, PSR Teacher 4, Church Choir 3,4; Church Song Leader 3,4, TEC 4, CYO 1,2; Church Altar Boy 1,2; Church Easter Food Drive 3, Awards Honors: Exchange Club Youth of the Year 4; Youth of the Month (Feb.) 4, National Honor Society 4, Academic All-American 4, 4th GSL Speech 4, 1st on Solo and Ensemble Contest 2,3,4, US Speech and Drama Award 4; Illinois State Scholar 4; Who ' s Who Among American High School Students 4; All- American Band Award 4; 2nd Regionals Speech 4, 5th Sectionals Speech 4, 1st McKendree Challenge Speech 3; District IV IMEA Band and Chorus Festival 4; Occupation: AIT-Okaw Valley Council BSA Camp Joy Counselor 2; Smith ' s Fashions Odd Jobs 4 Doug will attend Illinois Wesleyan in Bloomington. He hopes to major in Political Science and possibly double major or minor in German. He received an alumni scholarship from IWU for $12,000. Doug hopes to continue his education in law school. In 20 years, he dreams of becoming a US Senator. Realistically, he hopes to get into law and live as a public servant by running for city or county office. BECKER, KIMBERLY ANN Blessed Sacrament Nickname: Kimber School Activities: Spanish Club 3, Church Activities: CYO 3; Occupation: Chuckwagon Counter 4. Kim is going to go to BAC in the fall while holding down a full-time pb. In 20 years, she ' s not sure what she ' ll be doing, but she wants to be happily married with two kids. BEDELL, GREGORY THOMAS St. Augustine School Activities: Tennis 1,2; Jazz Band 2,3,4, Fall Play Crew 2,3; Gong Show Band 4, Spring Musical Crew 2,3; Spanish Club 3,4; Yearbook 3; Newspaper 4; Band 1,2,3; Pep Band 2,3, Church Activities: Senior Project 4; Proud Partners 4, Awards Honors: Principal ' s Award 3,4; National Honor Society 4, Occupation: Westhaven Swim Club clean-up, stockboy, snack bar, cook sell food 3,4. After high school, Greg plans to attend University of Illinois and enter the Business School. He would like to have become the head of a major corporation. That way, he can make his own hours and have lots of leisure time to spend all of his money. In 20 years, he will have a huge mansion, a Red Ferrari 308 GTB and lots of time to do nothing. BEEBE, KATHLEEN MARIE Corpus Christi Nickname: Beebs School Activities: SADD 2, Home Ec. Club 2, Girls Chorus 3; Musical 4; Dedicated Student 1,2,3,4, Church Activities: Girls 5 6 grade basketball coach 3,4, Girls 5 6 grade cheerleading coach 3, Occupation: Pizza Hut waitress 3; Foot Locker cashier salesperson 4 After high school, Kathleen plans on going to college and training to be a commercial pilot. She says she ' ll stay single until she ' s at least 25. Before she gets married, she wants to have a career and see the world. Then, she ' ll have some kids. Until then, she ' s just going to enjoy herself. BEELER, MELISSA ANN St. Martin of Tours Awards Honors: Honor Roll 1,3,4; Occupation: York Steak House hostess 3,4; Young Lumber cashier 4. This summer, Melissa is going to work part time until she begins at SIU-E in the fall. She ' s not sure about her future, but in 20 years, she wants to be happy and have 2 teenagers. BERGKOETTER, KIMBERLY SUE St. James Nickname. Kim School Activities: Latin Club 1,2; Pom-Pon Squad 3,4; Yearbook 4; Church Activities: CYO 1,2; Awards Honors: Honor Roll 1,2,3,4; Occupation: Shrine-Christmas puppeteer 4; Rax cashier 4. Kim is going to Eastern Illinois University to become a medical technologist. In 20 years, she hopes to be happily married and travel alot. BERNING, DOUGLAS HENRY St. Phillip Nickname: Dougal and Fresh School Activities: Football 2,3,4 Doug is going to attend Arkansas State in the fail. In 20 years, he wants to be secure and stable. BERUTTI, STACY LYNN Our Lady of Assumption School Activities: Cheerleading 1,2,3,4, Awards Honors: Homecoming Court 4. Stacy plans to attend a 4-year college to study pharmacy or law. She ' s going to Eastern for the first two years and then University of Mississippi, where she hopes to be a cheerleader. In 20 years, Stacy sees herself as happily married and successfully employed. She predicts that she ' ll have three kids, two boys and one girl. BIRD, KRISTEN RENE ' St. Teresa Nickname: Kiki School Activities: Pom-Pon 3,4, Business Club 4, Spanish Club 1,2,3; Spring Musical 4, Church Activities: CYO 1, Occupation. Self-employed at K K Kleaning 1,2,3,4. BLACK, CARRIE ANN St. Stephen School Activities: Drama Club 1,2; Fall Play 1,2; Spring Musical 1,2,3,4; Mixed Chorus 3; Church Activities: CYO 1; Occupation: Dairy Haven waitress 2,3,4 Carrie is going to SIU-E to major in communications. In 20 years, she hopes to have a stable job and have a family with all the children born by then. BLANQUART, GREG JAMES St. Teresa School Activities: Basketball 1, Church Activities: CYO 4. BOHN, SHERRY LYNN St. Peter ' s Cathedral School Activities: German Club 1,2,3, German Dancers 1,2,3,4. BOHNAK, ANTHONY MITCHELL St. Stephen Nickname: Mitch School Activities: Soccer 2,3,4, Church Activities: 1,2,3,4. Mitch is going to go to Belleville Area College in Granite City to play soccer. In 20 years, he ' ll be playing soccer wherevere he ' s happiest. BOLLMAN, VICTORIA LYNN Our Lady of the Assumption Nickname: Vicki School Activities: Track 1,2,3, Student Council 3, Spanish Club 3; Team Manager 1,2; Church Activities: CYO 1,2, Occupation: Silvermann ' s clerk 4. Vicki is either going to BAC to study management or to Parks College to study travel and tourism. Some day, she hopes to manage a hotel. In 20 years, she wants to be married with children and making lots of money. BOSWORTH, BRIAN Nickname: Boz BUGGER, THEODORE ANDREW St. Peter Paul Nickname: Teddy Buss Budgete School Activities: Gong Show 4, Occupation: Self-employed as drummer in a killer new wave dance band called Modern Image. (Need a band, call 344-1650). Ted is going to SIU-C to become Smokey the Bear. He wants to become a forest ranger and be somewhere lost in the mountains of Montana. Last Words: Remember, always have a nice hair cut. C CAMILLO, CHARLES ANTHONY St. Peter Paul Nickname: Wop and Chuck School Activities: Football 1,2,3,4, Baseball 1,2,4, Lab Assistant 3; Occupation: Collinsville Khoury League umpire 3,4, Southern Illinois Medical Business Assoc, courier 3,4. Charlie is going to Millikin University. In 20 years, he wants to be rich and married to a thin, beautiful and money- squandering girl. CARLEY, THOMAS GLEN II St. Augustine Nickname: Carls School Activities: Football 1; Baseball 2; Basketball 1,2; Awards Honors: Honor Roll 3,4. Tom is going to SIU-E to major in chemistry and go to Dental school. In 20 years, he wants to be an established orthodontist with a successful practice. CARLSON, LISA MARIE St. Mary School Activities: Drama Club 3; Spanish Club 3,4, Chorus 3,4, Fall Play 3, Spring Musical 3, Church Activities: CCD Teacher 3,4, Occupation: Taco Bell 4. CARPENTER, CAREY MATTHEW Mother of Perpetual Help CARPENTER, THOMAS MICHAEL Blessed Sacrament Nickname: Crabber School Activities: Basketball 1,2,3,4; Captain 4; Illinois History Club 1,2; Football 1; Baseball 1; Track 4; Church Activities: CYO 1; Occupation: Precision Millworkers 3,4; Main St. Market 2. Tom is going to Lincoln College in Lincoln, II. He plans to transfer to Illinois State. In 20 years, he plans to be in business and have a happy family. CASEY, JANET ELAINE St. Teresa School Activities: Illinois History Club 1; Volleyball 1,2,3,4; Spanish Club 4; Track 2,4; Stage Crew 4, Church Activities: CYO 1,2; Occupation: United States House of Representatives Page for Melvin Price 3. Janet is going to work this summer and then attend McKendree College in the fall. She eventually wants to work for the government on foreign relations. In 20 years, she wants a prominent government position, a husband, and two children. CASEY, PIERRE D. Nickname: K-SHE School Activities: Football 3; Track 3,4. CAVATAIO, LORRAINE KAY Blessed Sacrament Nickname. Lori School Activities: Golf 1,2,3,4, Volleyball 1,2; Team Manager 3,4, Drama Club 1,2,3,4; Treasurer 2, President 3; Spring Musical 2; Play Crew 1,2,3,4; Yearbook 1,2,3,4; Editor in Chief 4, Spanish Club 1; Team Statistician 3,4, Church Activities: Usherette 1,2,3,4; CYO 2, Girl Scout 1,2,3,4; American Cancer Society Volunteer 1,2,3, Awards Honors. Youth of the Month (Feb) 4; Principal ' s Award 1,2,3,4; Illinois State Scholar 4, Teen of the Week 4; Xavier University Merit Scholarship 4; University of Tulsa Scholarship 4; Kiwanis Academic Achievement 4; Who ' s Who 4; National Honor Society 4; Valedictorian 4, Occupation: Shrine resetter 4. Lori plans to attend University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS to major in business. Then, she wants to go to law school and study corporate law. In 20 years, Lori wants to be a successful attorney. Last Words: I ' d just like to thank the faculty and administration of Althoff for educating me and helping me to develop my talents. I ' d also like to especially thank Melissa (Mo) and Liz for being such good friends, I love ya guys! CEPICKY, LORI LEE Mother of Perpetual Help School Activities: Camera Club 1,2,3,4, Awards Honors: BAC Art Show 2; College Art Show 2; Occupation: McDonald ' s 3,4. Lori is going to SIU-E to study primary education. She wants to become the director of a day care center. Last Words. I would like to thank all my friends for the great memories they have left me the last 4 years. CERNY , ELIZABETH ANN St. Stephen School Activities: Drama Club 1,2, Fall Play 1,2; Spring Musical 1; Latin Club 3, Science 4, Church Activities: Church Lector 1,2,3,4; CYO 1, Awards Honors: Illinois State Scholar 4; National Merit Scholar 4; Occupation: Dairy Haven 2, Ken ' s Pizza 3; K-Mart 4. Elizabeth is going to SIU-C on scholarship. She wants to be a doctor. In 20 years, she wants to be out of school. CHAPPELL, DIANE LEE Blessed Sacrament School Activities: Spanish Club 3,4, Speech 1,2; Chorus 1,2,3; Team Manager 1, Team Statistician 1, Gong Show 4, Church Activities: Proud Partners 4; CYO 2,3; Hands Across America 3, Awards Honors: National Honor Society 4; 3.8 GPA for 7 semesters; Occupation: Cape Codder waitress 2,3,4 Diane is going to SIU-C to study communications. She wants to specialize in radio and television. In 20 years, she would like to have a prominent position in her field and have started her family. CHERRY, TRACY LYNN St. Catherine Laboure School Activities: Softball 1,2,3,4; Church Activities: CYO 1, Awards Honors: Honor Roll 1,2,3,4, Occupation: Powell Symphony Hall usherette 3; R R Printing behind the desk work 4. Tracy plans to major in aerospace engineering in college. She hopes to work at McDonnell Douglas or someplace similar and make lots of money. CLANCY, MICHELLE ANDREE ' St. Georges Queen of Peace Nickname: Shelley School Activities: Basketball 1,2, Softball 1,2,3,4, Lifesavers 4, Pekin Community High School 1,2,3, Church Activities: Youth Group Department 3.4, Awards Honors: Honor Roll 4; Occupation: Domino ' s Pizza 4 Michelle is going to move to Chicago to work in a psychiatric hospital doing peer counseling. She ' d like to work helping people with their problems, pref¬ erably doing counseling. COATES, RICKY KERATON Queen of Peace Occupation: Mungo ' s 2. Ricky is going to college and hopes to someday have a good job. COLLINS, BEVERLY ANN St. Stephen ' s School Activities: Drama Club 2,3,4; French Club 2,3,4; Fall Play 2, Gong Show 4. Beverly is going to SIU-E but is undecided about what to study. In 20 years, she ' d like to be married with children and rich. Last Words: Thanks to everyone who has helped me the last 4 years. CORDES, TANYA LYNN Blesses Sacrament School Activities: Volleyball 1,2; Basketball 1; Track 1; Speech 1,2,3,4, Newspaper 1,2,3,4; Spanish 1,3,4; Church Activities: CCD Teacher 3,4; Lector 3,4, Usher l,2,3,4; CYO 1, Awards Honors: Optimist Oratorical Contest (1st) 1,2,3; Occupation: Cape Codder waitress 2,3,4, Day Camp instructor 1. Tanya is going to Illinois State to double major in special education and english. Tanya plans to teach behaviorally disordered children for a few years while going to night school and earning her master ' s degree. Eventually, she hopes to earn her PhD. and teach on a college level. COURTNEY, CHRISTINE MARIE St. Augustine Nickname: Christy School Activities: Band 1; Latin Club 1,2,3,4, Occupation: Baskin Robbins 3.4. Christy is going to St. Louis Univeristy to study fashion merchandising. In 20 years, she ' d like to have a good career, being married and happy. COX, JUAN School Activities: Football 1,2,3,4; Baseball 1,3,4; Spanish Club 1,2; Awards Honors: Offensive Football Player of the Year 4, All Area Offense and Defense 4, All City Offense and Defense 4; Team Captain 4 Juan will attend Eastern on football scholarship. CULLEN, CRISTIN COLLEEN St. Stephen Nickname: Cristy School Activities. Girls Chorus 1; Mixed Chorus 2,3,4; Swing Choir 2; Fall Play 1,2,, Spring Musical 1,2,3,4, Drama Club 1,2,3, French Club 1,2; Newspaper 4, Triple Trio 2, Science Club 4, State Contest in Chorus 1,2,3; Madrigal Singers 2; Church Activities: Lector 2,3,4; Awards Honors: National Honor Society 4; Illinois State Scholar 4, Who ' s Who 4; Academic All American 4, Occupation: Ran Lottery Machine 2,3,4. Cristy plans to go to SIU-E for 2 years and then transfer. She wants to be a rock singer living in a huge house in Malibu next to Dweezil Zappa. D DAHMS, HENRY C. St. Catherine Laboure Nickname: Skip School Activities: Football 1; Science Club 4; Church Activities: Soccer Coach 3,4, Occupation: Ray Plumbing Supply clerk and parts repair 1,3; Schnuck ' s bagger 4. Henry is going to SIU-C. Henry wants to be an electrical engineer. In 20 years, he wants to own his own firm. Last Words: Thank God it ' s over! DANKENBRING, DRAKE ALLAN St. Peter Paul School Activities: Literary Club 4; St. Paul High School 1,2,3, Church Activities: CYO 1,2,3,4. CYGAN, DEANN MARIE Our Lady of Assumption 183 DAVID, JULIE CHRISTINE St. Joseph School Activities: Chorus 1,2,3,4; Swing Choir 3; Spanish Club 3, Student Council 3; Team Manager 2, Basketball 1, Madrigal Singer 3; Triple Trio 3; Team Statistician 1, Occupation: Maid at David Mauling Co. 1,2,3; Ole Keg cashier 4. Julie is going to SIU-E to study special education. In 20 years, she ' d like to be married to her boyfriend with 4 children and be a teacher. DAVIS, LAURA MARIE St. Stephen School Activities: Drama Club 1,2,3,4; Fall Play 1,2,3; French Club 1,2,3,4; Newspaper 4, Spring Musical 1,2,3,4, Church Activities: Lector 1,2,3, Walk America 4, Awards Honors. National Honor Society 4, Illinois State Scholar 4, Optimist Oratorical Contest 1, Who ' s Who 4, Occupation: Pizza Hut waitress 3; Schnuck ' s Video Dept. 4. Laura is going to Illinois State, but she won a scholarship to Millikin. She wants to get her degree in accounti ng. In 20 years, she wants to be a CPA and have a small family. DAVIS, MICHAEL LOUIS St. Augustine School Activities: Latin Club 2; Science Club 3,4; Church Activities; CYO 1 2,3,4; Tec 3,4; Awards Honors: National Honor Society 4; Jets Team 4; Academic All American 4; Honor Roll 1,2,3,4; Principal ' s Award 2,3,4. Michael is going to University of Missouri at Rolla. In 20 years, he wants to be working and living in the St. Louis area. DEMICK, ANGELA ANNE St. Peter ' s Cathedral School Activities: Band 1,2,3,4, Jazz Band 4, Spring Musical 2,3,4, Pep Band 2,3,4; French Club 2,3; Drama Club 3,4; Awards Honors: Honor Roll 1,2,3,4, Academic All American 3,4, National Band Award 3,4. DESMOND, MONA H. Blessed Sacrament School Activities; Student Council 3,4, Spanish Club 3,4 Mona is going to William Woods College. Mona wants to open a clothing shop in Clayton and get married and live in St. Louis. DODSON, DAVID E. St. Stephen DOYLE, ROBERT KENNEDY Blessed Sacrament Nickname: Mr. Blues School Activities: Illinois History Club 1,2,3,4, Art Club 4, Latin Club 2. Bob is going to SIU-E. In 20 years, he wants to be in broadcasting doing the play-by-play for the St. Louis Blues. DULLE, JOSEPH CARL St. Mary Nickname. Joe Church Activities: CYO 1; Occupation: Marex clean-up 1,2,3, Beno I. Gundlach Company 3,4. Joe is going to Rantien Technical Institute. He wants to be a computer technician. In 20 years, he wants to have a good job and a family. E EDWARDS, MICHELLE RENEE ' St. Albert the Great Nickname: Shelly School Activities: Pom-Pon 2,3,4; Captain 4; Lifesavers 3,4; French Club 2; Business Club 4; Awards Honors: Top Teen for Fairview Journal 4, Occupation: The Limited sales 3. Michelle is going to Illinois State and majoring in business. She wants to be a CPA. In 20 years, she wants to be working in a big company in an executive position. Last Words: I experienced some of the best times of my life at Althoff. I would like to thank my friends for those times. To Lisa, Sheri, Allison, Kiki and Kathy: You guys are the best and I ' ll never forget you. I know we ' ll always be great friends! I ' ll cherish all our memories all my life. Thanks! EGLSEDER, KARLA ANN St. Henry Occupation: McDonald ' s 3,4. Karla is going to work and go to college later. In 20 years, she wants to have a husband and a good career with possibly 2 or 3 kids. ENOMOTO, KENJI Nickname: Ozzie School Activities: Baseball 4. Kenji would like to attend McKendree College. He might be a major league baseball player and be the next Ozzie Smith for the St. Loui s Cardinals or the Tokyo Giants. OR, he ' d like to be the Japanese Prime Minister so he can solve the trade problems between USA and Japan. OR, he ' d like to be a beggar. ESSIEN, UMANA MARTIN St. Phillip School Activities: Basketball 1,2,3,4; Track 1,2; Latin Club 1,2,3,4, Church Activities: CYO 1,2, Server 1,2,3,4. Umana probably will go to Millikin University, but he ' s been accepted to Morehouse and Loyola also. In 20 years, he wants to have a steady job and a loving family. F FALK, DARLA KAY St. Albert the Great School Activities: Track 1,2,4, Spanish Club 1; Church Activities: Proud Partners 4, Occupation: Fun Spot birthday coordinator 1,2,3,4; Worked at mall with Santa during X-Mas 4; Worked with Easter Bunny during Easter 4. Darla just wants to be successful at something. FARMER, MELISSA JANELLE School Activities: Student Council 1,2; O ' Fallon H.S. 1,2,3, Spanish Club 1,2,3; Pom-Pon 2; Team Statistician 1,2, Band 1,2. FAUSZ, MARK VINCENT St. Albert the Great School Activities: Mixed Chorus 1,2,3,4, Mens Ensemble 2,3,4; Swing Choir 2,3,4, Newspaper 1; Literary Club 1, AASG Club 1,2,3,4; Drama Club 1,2,3,4, Concert Band 2; Spring Musical 1,2,3,4, German Club 1,2,3,4; Speech 1; Madrigal Singers 1,2; Church Activities: Organist and song leader 1,2,3,4; Awards Honors: First Place solo vocal at state 1,2,3,4, Mixed Chorus State 3,4, Outstanding Performance in Spring Musical 1,2,3,4; Occupation: Sales clerk at Glik ' s for Guys 4. Mark will attend the William Rainey Harper University in Chicago as a music major with emphasis on vocal performance and opera. In 20 years, he hopes to work for the Metropolitan Opera Company of New York doing professional equity musicals in New York City. FELDKER, KARIN ELIZABETH Queen of Peace School Activities: Girls Chorus 1; Team Manager 4, Speech 4; Art Club 4; Newspaper 4; Basketball 1, Awards Honors: SIU-E Art Show 4; BAC Art Show 4, Occupation: Clerk at Sonnie Char ' s 4 Karin is going to University of Kansas to study graphic and commercial art. FOSTER, TIMOTHY C. St. Phillip Nickname: Barney Rubble School Activities: SADD 1, Illinois History Club 1, Literary Club 4 FRIES, MATTHEW ROBERT Blessed Sacrament School Activities: Illinois History Club 1,2; Spanish Club 3; Camera Club 1,2,3; Wrestling 1; Jets Team 4, Yearbook 3,4, Science Club 3, Church Activities: CYO 1,2,3,4; Proud Partners 4; Awards Honors: National Honor Society 4; Occupation: St. Clair Country Club Busboy 2,3, Amoco Gas Station attendant 4. Matt will attend Baylor Uniersity in Waco, Texas and major in chemistry. He wants to become the world ' s first billionaire and live on his own tropical island. G GASAWAY, KERRIE S. Queen of Peace School Activities: Tennis 1,2,3,4; Captain 4; Guidance worker 4; Latin Club 1,2,3,4; Occupation: Day Camp at Oak Hill Racquet Club 2,3,4 Kerrie is going to Murray State in Kentucky. GILBREATH, JULIE ANN Queen of Peace School Activities: Pom-Pon 4; US History Club 2,3,4; Literary Club 2,3; Team Manager 2; Occupation: Rax 3; Secretary in a Law firm 4 Julie is going to continue working and go to BAC for one semester. She hopes to transfer to ISU in January to study medicine. In 20 years, she wants to have a good job and a family. GOLIGHTLV, BETH ANN St. Stephen School Activities: Track 1,2,3, Swimming 1,2; Student Council 1,2,3,4, Rep. 1,2; Sec. Treas. 3,4; Newspaper 4; Team Manager 1; Church Activities: CCD 3,4; Senior Project 4; CYO 1,2,3; Awards Honors: Who ' s Who 4; Occupation: Dohacks Restaurant waitress 4. Beth is going to SIU-E for two years and then transferring to Eastern as a business major. GOMRIC, JAMES ANTHONY Blesses Sacrament Nickname: Jimmy School Activities: Football 1,2,3,4, Baseball 1,2,3,4, Basketball 2; Newspaper 4; Latin Club 1,2,3,4; Awards Honors: All City 3,4; All Area 4; All Metro St. Louis 4; Domino ' s Player of the Week 3; Illinois State Scholar 4; Honor Roll 1,2,3,4; Academic All American 4; Who ' s Who 4; National Honor Society 4; Occupation: Laborer for Demarse Construction 3. GOMRIC, MICHAEL PAUL St. Peter Cathedral School Activities: German Dancer 1,2,3,4; German Club 1,2,3,4; AASG 1,2,3,4; Church Activities: CYO 1; Junior Achievement 2; Occupation: Beno J. Gundlach laborer 4. Mike is going to St. Louis College of Pharmacy. He hopes to be an institutional pharmacist. In 20 years, he wants to be working in a hospital in St. Louis. GRANDCOLAS, KIMBERLY ANN St. Peter Cathedral Nickname: Kim School Activities: Tennis 1,2,3,4; Captain 4; Student Council 1,2,3,4, Sec. Treas. 1,2, Pres. 3; Exec. Board 4, Spanish Club 1,3,4, Pres. 4, Science Club 4; Speech 4; Yearbook 4; Newspaper 4, Illinois History Club 4; Homecoming Court 3,4; Homecoming Queen 4; Church Activities: Red Cross Blood Drive 1,2,3,4; Awards Honors: National Honor Society 4; High Honor Roll 1,2,3,4; Who ' s Who 4; National Youth Salute Nominee 4; Academic All-American 4, Occupation: Various Jobs 1,2,3,4. Kim will attend the University of Illinois. Last Words: " So you see that old libel that we were cynics and skeptics was nonsense from the beginning. On the contrary, we were the great believers. " —F. Scott Fitzgerald from " My Generation " . GRINSTON, ANITA RENEE Nickname: Peaches School Activities: Track 1; Band 1,2; Spring Musical 4, Spanish Club 3,4; Business Club 4, Drama Club 4, Home Ec. Club 4, French Club 4; Pep Band l ,2; Church Activities: CYO 4, Awards Honors: Honor Roll 3,4, Occupation: Park Attendant 1,2,3. GUETTERMAN, STEPHANIE ANN St. Peter Paul Nickname: Steph School Activities: Business Club 4, Home Ec. Club 4, Church Activities: CYO 1; Awards Honors. Honor Roll 3,4; Occupation: Forcade Insurance Agency assistant 2,3,4. Stephanie is going to McKendree to study business administration. In 20 years, she hopes to be happily married with children and have a business career and alot of money. Last Words: I want to say good bye to all my friends. You have made my years here at Althoff very enjoyable. I wish everyone all the luck and success they deserve. Love ya all, Steph Guetterman. GUNDLACH, ANTHONY KRIS Queen of Peace Nickname: Gunzy School Activities: Football 1,2,3; Track 2, Art Assistant 4, Church Activities: CYO 1; Awards Honors: Honor Roll 3,4; Occupation: Teacher ' s Pets 3,4. Kris is going to BAC for two years and then to McKendree or SIU-E to become a teacher He wants to be a teacher and coach at a nice school. H HAGELSTEIN, CHARLES EDWARD Blessed Sacrament Nickname: Chuck School Activities: Illinois History Club 1,2; Fall Play 3; HALPIN, JILL SUZANNE Queen of Peace School Activities: Student Council 1,2,3; Art Assistant 3; Art Club 4; Spanish Club 1,2,4, Speech 1; Spring Musical 4; Cheerleading 1,2,3,4; Occupation: China Garden Restaurant waitress 3,4, Song ' s Martial Arts School secretary 4 Jill is going to Illinois State to study art. She hopes to work in advertising In 20 years, she ' ll be married with a FEW kids. HALVACHS, LISA MARIE Queen of Peace School Activities: Spring Musical 1,2; Team Manager 1; Pom-Pon 2; Fall Play 2, Drama Club 1,2,3; Chorus 2,3, Lifesavers 4; Business Club 4; German Club 1,2; Illinois History Club 1; Awards Honors: National Merit 4, Illinois State Scholar 4; National Honor Society 4, Occupation: Long John Silver ' s waitress 3,4; Pizza Hut waitress 4. Lisa will attend the University of South Carolina on partial academic scholarship. HALVERSON, HOLLY JEANNE St. Peter Paul School Activities: Latin Club 1,2,3,4, Speech 4, Science Club 3,4; Drama Club 3,4 Yearbook 3; Newspaper 4, Literary Club 2,3; Spring Musical 4, Gong Show 4; Church Activities: Lector 1,2,3,4; Awards Honors: National Honor Society 4; Fine Arts 3,4, Principal ' s Award 4, High Honors 1,2,3,4, Attendance 1,2,4, Occupation: Pizza Hut waitress 3,4. Holly will attend Loyola University in Chicago and major in business and marketing. She hopes to work with a large firm where her work will be appreciated. Holly thinks she ' ll get married in her 20 ' s and have 2 kids by the time she ' s 35. Her main goal in life is to be happy with herself. Last Words: Whatever the future holds for me, I ' ll never forget the caring, cheerfullness and helpfull qualitites I learned to show while here at Althoff. HAMANN, WILLIAM GENE JR. St. Stephen Nickname: Wurm, or BJ School Activities: Soccer 1,2,3,4 BJ will go to Granite City College to play soccer. He wants to live in Caseyville, get married and have children. HANNES, JASON ROBERT St. Albert the Great School Activities: Drama Club 2, Science Club 4; Soccer 1,2,3; Football 1; Baseball 1,2; Church Activities. CYO 1,2,3,4, Awards Honors: Illinois State Scholar 4; High Honors 3,4, Principal ' s Award 3,4, Who ' s Who 4; Excellence in Spanish 2, Occupation: USAF telephone maintenance 2; Wehrenberg Theater usher 3,4. Jason plans to study computer science at SIU-E. In 20 years, he wants to be married and hold a job with a major computer firm. Also, maybe own his own company. HARMON, RICHELLE ALANE St. Nicholas School Activities: French Club 1,2,3,4, Swing Choir 4; Yearbook 3, Girls Chorus 1; Mixed Chorus 2,3,4. Richelle is going to college at University of Missouri-Columbia. She wants to study communications and journalism and someday wants to get married. HARMON, WESLEY H. Nickname: Wes School Activities: Football 1,2, Student Council 1,2, Track 1; Awards Honors: Student Council Certificate 2, Occupation: Commissary Bagger 4 Wes is either going to college or into the service. He would like to be in the Marines or the Air Force. In 20 years, he wants to be a career officer HARRIS, DEBRA JAYNE St. Augustine Nickname: Debi School Activities: Pom-Pon 2,3,4, Captain 4, Fall Play 1,3,4, Swing Choir 4; Mixed Chorus 2,3,4, Girls Chorus 1, Spanish Club 1, Speech 1; Newspaper 4; Triple Trio 4, Church Activities: CCD Teacher 2, Awards Honors: Chorus Solo State 2,3, 1st place State Octet 3,4, National Choral Award 4; Triple Trio 1st place State 4; Occupation: Sundowners 3; Magic Building Block Day Care 4. Debi plans to work thru the summer at Magic and go to St. Louis University in the fall She hopes to become a lawyer In 20 years, she wants to have a stable practice and be successful. HARTENSTEIN, KARIN LEE St Henry Nickname: Care-Bear Occupation: Shrine Restaurant 3; K-Mart 3,4 Karin is going to go to SIU- E. She wants to become a tax attorney. In 20 years, she hopes to be living in a beach house in Florida. HASENSTAB, PAMELA ANN St Augustine School Activities Team Manager 3,4; Team Statistician 3,4, Business Club 4, Spring Musical Waitress 4, Church Activities: Junior Achievement 2; Awards Honors: Honor Roll 4 Pam is going to go to BAC for 2 years and then transfer to Edwardsville. She wants to be an elementary school teacher In 20 years, she wants a well established career, to be married, and have 2 or 3 children Last Words: To all my friends, thanks for all the great memories and times Good luck always. Tweeney. To Tracy Tyberendt: A friend is someone we turn to when our spirits need a lift A friend is someone we treasure for true friendship is a gift. A friend is someone we laugh with over little personal things A friend is someone we ' re serious with in facing whatever life brings A friend is someone who fills our life with beauty, |oy, grace, and makes this world we live in a better and happier place Thanks for our friendship in the past 4 years. Pam. HASSARD, MICHAEL CASON Blessed Sacrament School Activities: Soccer 1,2,3,4; Track 1,2,4; Latin Club 2,3; Occupation: Sports Connection 2,3. HAYES, PATRICK LEE St. Augustine Nickname: Purple Haze School Activities: Baseball 1; Football 1,2,3,4; Captain 4; Wrestling 1, Track 2,3 Pat is going to Eastern to play football. In 20 years, he will be a lawyer and business investor and having a lot of fun. HAYES, TRACY Queen of Peace School Activities: Spanish Club 2; Occupation: Medicare Glaser 4. HEINZL, JEFFREY RAYMOND Queen of Peace Nickname; Jeffro Church Activities: CYO 1,2; Occupation: Green Acres Farm 2; Shrine Office maintenance 3,4. Jeff is going to BAC for 2 years to become an engineer in maintenance. In 20 years, he will make $50,000 a year, drinking alot of beer and maybe invent a new beer. HELD, SALLY MARIE St. Stephen School Activities: Student Council 1,2,3,4, Rep. 1,2,3; V.P. 4; Basketball 1, Track 1,2,3; Team Manager 1; Cruader Bunny 4; Homecoming Court 4; First Runner-Up 4; Swim Team 1,2; Church Activities: CYO 1, CCD Teacher 3,4, Caseyville Fireman ' s Queen Candidate 4, Awards Honors: Gateway to the Midwest Model 4, Occupation: Photostop 1,2,3,4. Sally is going to BAC for 1 year and then to Eastern. She wants to be a fashion designer and work for an airline In 20 years, she will be married with children and enioying life HELFRICH, TODD JOSEPH St. Joseph Nickname: Ace School Activities: Soccer 1,2,3,4; Basketball 2, Awards Honors. 2nd Team All Area Soccer 4, Occupation: Brauetigem ' s Orchard 1,2,3,4. Todd is undecided about college He wants to become a photo-journalist or parapsychologist. Last Words: I would just like to tell all the Althoff students to really reach for all their goals and to excell in school because when you graduate you ' ll realize just how important your four great years of high school were These 4 years have been 4 of the best and Althoff students should be proud of their school. Go for all you can, you only go around one time in life and in high school. Good luck to everyone at Althoff and I hope you reach your goals HELLER, JOHN ERWIN St. Peter Cathedral Nickname: Jack School Activities: Football 1,2,3,4; Track 4; Wrestling 1; Art Club 4. Jack is going to either University of Kansas or SIU-C. In 20 years, he ' d like to have money and be happy. -IELLER, MICHAEL EDWARD St. Peter Paul Nickname: Psycho School Activities: German Club 1,2, German Dancing 1; Literary Club 4; rt Club 4, Art Assistant 4; Church Activities: CYO 1,2,3, Awards Honors: McKendree Curriculum Challenge in Art 3; Occupation: Howard lohnson 4, Bonanza 4 Mike plans to go to SIU-E and then to Law School. He wants to buy some land in the country and design my own home, -inally, he wants to pay his parents for all they ' ve done for him and give his children all the things he never had. HEUERMANN, AMBER LEE St. Henry School Activities: Basketball 1,2, Track 1,2,3,4, Team Manager 2,4, Fall Play 4; Illinois History 3,4, Spanish Club 3,4; Student Council 3; Business Club 4; Church Activities: CYO 1,2, CCD Teacher 4, Awards Honors: Honor Roll 1,2,3,4; High Honors 4; Occupation; Frozen Yogurt and More 4; Song ' s Martial Arts School Secretary 4. HOERNER, STEVEN Queen of Peace School Activities: Spanish Club 3,4; Literary Club 3,4; Fall Play 4, Gong Show 4; Science Club 4, Newspaper 4; UAPC 4, McKendree College Curriculum 2,3,4, Jets Team 4, Senior Project 4; Church Activities: CYO 1, Awards Honors: National Honor Society 4, Illinois State Scholar 4; Academic All American 4. Steve will either go to Purdue of Iowa University studying electrical engineering. In 20 years, he hopes to be married, independently wealthy and living a happy and fulfilling life in Chicago with my family and driving a BMW to work. Last Words: As I leave these hallowed halls of learning, I would like to say thank you and goodbye to all those special people who made my years at Althoff enjoyable. I would especially like to remember the other members of the UAPC, Greg, Ken, Ray, Chris, and Stein, who have given me many memories throughout high school. Thank you again and good luck to everyone! HUGHES, MARY TERESA School Activities: Spanish Club 1,3,4; Science Club 3,4; Track 3,4, Cross Country 1, Church Activities: CYO 1,2,3; Hospital Volunteer 2, Explorer- Monsanto 4; Special Olympic Helper 2, Awards Honors: National Honor Society 4, Illinois State Scholar 4, Occupation: Lifeguard at SAFB 3. Mary will attend Illinois Benedictine College on scholarship through lllinos State Scholar Commission. She wants to study genetics. In 20 years, she will be happy, successful and fulfilled. HUSKAMP, CHRISTOPHER ALLAN Holy Rosary HUSKAMP, KEITH FORREST Holy Rosary School Activities: Newspaper 4; Church Activities. CYO 4, Server 1,2,3,4, Lector 2,3,4. Keith is going to BAC for a year or two. He hopes to study broadcasting. In 20 years, he wants to be a sportscaster and have a family. Last Words: And now the time has come to lower the final curtain. Four great years have gone by so quickly. J JANSEN, CARL A. Immaculate Conception Nickname. Stook School Activities: Soccer 1,2,3,4, Occupation: K-Mart patio department 4 Carl is going to work part-time at K-Mart while attending classes at BAC in the fall. JONES, JODI E. St. Peter ' s Cathedral School Activities: Drama Club 2; Fall Play 2; Spring Musical 2, Occupation: Memorial Hospital nutrition technician 4 Jodi will attend St. Louis University in the fall to become a physical therapist. JONES, MARIO St. Phillip Nickname: Mex School Activities: Football 2,3,4; Track 3,4, Drama Club 4 JORDAN, ELIZABETH ANN Blessed Sacrament School Activities: Drama Club 4; Illinois History Club 1; Science Club 3; Spanish Club 1,3; Speech 1,2,3,4, Literary Club 1,2,3,4; Chorus 1,2,3,4; Fall Play 1,2,3,4, Spring Musical 1,2,3,4; Young Astronaut 3; Student Council 1; Church Activities: CYO 1; Awards Honors: National Honor Society 4, AFROTC Scholarship 4 Beth is going to the University of Oklahoma, Norman to study astrophysics or astronautical engineering. She received an Air Force ROTC and a Physics scholarship from OU. In 20 years, she ' d like to be an astronaut and travel to the moon or to Mars. Last Words: How can you say thanks to so many people in such little time? Quickly! Thanks to everyone for teaching me not only about English and Math and all that fun stuff but also about being a friend. You guys are great! Special thanks to Sue, Jodi, Liz, Lori, Matt, Mike, Chris, Shawn, Lisa, Lisa, Randy, Chris, Mike, Tony, Steve, Mike, Mike, Erica, Jon, Cindy, and everybody else that I ' m forgetting right now. Thanks for everything (especially for putting up with me all of the time!) K KANE, LAURIE SUE St. Peter Paul School Activities: Tennis 1,2,3,4; Captain 4, Newspaper 4; Drama Club 3,4, Spring Musical 2,3,4, Latin Club 1,2,3,4, Jets Team 3,4, Literary Club 1,2,3,4; Church Activities: Bishop ' s Dinner 4, Awards Honors: Illinois State Scholar 4; National Honor Society 4; High Honors 1,2,3,4; Youth of the Month 4; Youth Salute 4, Valedictorian 4, Occupation: Teach Tennis at Oak Hill 2,4. Laurie plans to study medicine and play tennis in college. In 20 years, she wants to have a steady pediatrics practice. KEIM, THOMAS JAMES Blessed Sacrament Nickname: Bocephus School Activities: Baseball 1,2; Basketball 1,2,3,4; Church Activities: CYO 1,2; Occupation: DeMarse Construction laborer 4; ROHO Inc. 4. Tom plans to go to college and work for DeMarse Construction. KENNEDY, ROBERT JAMES II St. John the Baptist Nickname: Kandy School Activities: Baseball 1; Football 1,2,3,4, Track 2,3,4, Mixed Chorus 4; Art Club 4; Art Assistant 4, Occupation: American Legion Fish Stand in Smithton fish fryer 3,4. Bob wants to keep a job so he can buy a jeep. In 20 years, he wants to be well-off. KESSLER, BRETT DANIEL St. Peter ' s Cathedral Nickname: Kess School Activities: Soccer 1, Basketball 1,2, Football 2,3,4, Track 1,2,3,4, Student Council 4, Church Activities: Senior Project 4, Awards Honors: Prom King 4, Honor Roll 1,2,3,4, Christian Athlete of the Month 4, Hon. Mention All Area Football 3,4, Hon. Mention All Area Track 3. Brett is going to Millikin University to major in business and play football. In 20 years, he wants to own a big business, be married to a sweet, beautiful woman and start a family. KNIEPKAMP, AMY LYNN St. Peter ' s Cathedral School Activities: Business Club 4, German Club 2,3; German Dancers 1,2,3, Chorus 1,2, Mixed Chorus 3,4; Dinner Theater 2,4, Church Activities: St. Vincent De Paul Youth Conference 4; Awards Honors: Honor Roll 4; Occupation: Lincoln Theater 4, Secretary for a law office 4. Amy plans to attend Ms. Hickey ' s Secretarial School in St. Louis to study clerical business. In 20 years, she hopes to be making lots of money. Last Words: Thanks to all of my friends and teachers who helped make my 4 years at Althoff a success. Good Luck in all you do, and please keep in touch. Love, Amy Kniepkamp. KOCOT, CHRISTINE MARIE St. Peter Paul School Activities: Newspaper 4, Yearbook 4, Spanish Club 2,3, Pom-Pon 4; Science Club 4, Spring Musical 2,3, Drama Club 2,3, Church Activities: Lector 1,2,3,4, CYO 1; Awards Honors: National Honor Society 4, Occupation: Lifeguard at Town Country 2,3,4 Chris is going to Eastern Illinois University. In 20 years, she wants to be successful and happy. KOSTELAC, MAURA ELIZABETH St. James School Activities: Basketball 1; Latin Club 1,2, Spring Musical 4, Church Activities: CYO 1, Occupation: Millstadt Pool 2,3,4, Glik ' s 3,4. Maura is either going to SIU-E or SIU-C. KREHER, JENNIFER LYNN St. John the Baptist Nickname: Jenny School Activities: Swim Team 2, Band 1; Latin Club 1,2, Occupation: Worked at VP Fair booth 3, Fish Stand in Smithton 3,4 Jenny is going to SIU-E to study accounting. In 20 years, she wants to be an accountant, married with one child. KUCA, STEVE GERARD St. Clare Nickname: Kook School Activities: AASG 1,2, IFSG 1,2, Set Crew 2,4; Golf 4; Awards Honors. Partial ACHS scholarship 1. Steve plans to go to college. In 20 years, he plans to make no less than $123,694.00 a year. Last Words: I ' d like to thank the faculty and all my friends for the 4 great years. " Keep rockin ' live wire. " KUTSCH, MICHELLE RENE St. Teresa School Activities: Literary Club 4, Swim Team 1,2, Drama Club 3, French Club 3,4, Science Club 3, Speech 4, Band 1, Jets Team 4, Student Council 1.2.3.4, Church Activities: YMCA Volunteer 3,4; Explorer 4, Awards Honors: National Honor Society 4, Young Scholar Award 1; Citizenship Award 1; Youth Leadership Salute 4, Who ' s Who 3,4, Occupation: YMCA Lifeguard 2,3,4. Michelle is going to University of Illinois. She wants to be a biomedical engineer. In 20 years, she wants to be successful. L LAUREANO, MICHAEL ANTHONY School Activities. Play Crew 3,4, Gong Show 4, Basketball 1; Soccer 1 ; Church Activities: CYO 1,2,3,4, Awards Honors: Who ' s Who 4; President ' s Award at U of I 4, Occupation: Kentucky Fried Chicken 3, SAFB Hospital 1,2,3,4 Mike is going to Creighton University in Nebraska to study political science He wants to be a lawyer. Last Words: Thank God I don ' t have to see another drinking and driving message. LEHMAN, JOHN JOSEPH JR. Queen of Peace School Activities: Newspaper 1,2,3,4, Editor in Chief 4, Student Council 4, Latin Club 1,2,3,4, Illinois History Club 1,2,3,4, Tennis 1,2,3, Jets Team 3.4, Speech 1,4, Science Club 4; Church Activities: CCD Teacher 4; Lector 1,2,3,4; ACHS Sports Reporter for WIBV 3; Red Cross Volunteer 3; Blood Drive 4, Explorer 3,4; Awards Honors: Association of the United States Leadership Scholarship 4, National Merit Scholar 4; Princeton Club of St. Louis 1986 Book Award 3; Youth Leader of the Year 4, U S. Presidential Scholar Semifinalist 4, Illinois State Scholar 4, IL Rep. for American Legion National Conference 4; VFW District " Student of the Year " 4, IL State Finalist JETS 3, Youth of the Month for Exchange Club 4, Scholarship to Washington University in St. Louis in conjunction with the Scholars Program in Medicine; Belleville Elks Scholarship; Wal-Mart Scholarship; Harvard College full academic scholarship; Princeton University full academic scholarship; Yale University full academic scholarship. John plans to attend Washington University in St. Louis to study medicine. He wants to be a dedicated cardiologist. Last Words: May the joys, experiences, and accomplishments of the Class of ' 87 live forever in the lives of each member. I was truly honored to have been the president of such an all- around great group. LEHRTER, SALLY ANN St. Teresa Nickname: Desire School Activities: Track 1,2,3,4; German Club 1,2,3,4, AASG 1,2,3,4; Illinois History Club 1,2,3,4; Literary Club 3,4; Speech 4, Newspaper 4; Yearbook 4; Science Club 4; Spring Musical 4; McKendree Curriculum Challenge Team 3,4; Baseball 1; Church Activities: CYO 4; Explorers 3; Awards Honors: National Youth Leadership 3; Illinois State Scholar 4; Who ' s Who 4; Top Teen 4; Occuption: Hostess at Viviano ' s 3,4. Sally is going to St. Louis University and majoring in Business. She won a scholarship through the Army Aviation Association Scholarship Foundation. She wants to be a legal advisor or researchist In 20 years, she wants to have her first million invested in the stock market, own a few houses, cars, boats etc. She will also have done something for the general public. What it is, she doesn ' t know. Last Words: And you know it ' s time to go through the sleet and driving snow across the fields of morning to a light that ' s in the distance.—U2 LETT, DANIEL JOSEPH Blessed Sacrament Nickname: Buzzard School Activities: Yearbook 1,2; Newspaper 1,2, Camera Club 1,2; German Club 1,2; Illinois History Club 1,2; Church Activities. CYO 2,3, Awards Honors: McKendree Presidential Scholarship 4; Occupation. Hideg Pharmacy stock boy 2,3,4 Dan is going to McKendree to study ac¬ counting. He wants to live at home for awhile, then build a house for himself In 20 years, I hope to have a home and family and live in Belleville. LINTZENICH, CARI SUE St. Stephen Nickname: Care School Activities: Spanish Club 4, Church Activities: CYO 3,4; Awards Honors: Honor Roll 1,2,3,4; Occupation: Waitress at Caseyville Restaurant 2,3,4 Cari is going to SIU-C to study Aviation Flight. In 20 years, she wants to be flying jets and making money. LOHMANN, SUSAN MARIE St. Peter Paul School Activities: Spring Musical 1,2,3,4; Fall Play 2,3,4; Swing Choir 3,4, Latin Club 2,3,4; Drama Club 2,3,4; Speech 3,4; Chorus 1,2,3,4; Swing Choir 3,4; Triple Trio 3,4; Awards Honors: State Solo Ensemble 2,3,4; Occupation. Dairy Queen 4 Sue plans to attend University of Oklahoma to study physical therapy. LONGUST, KELLY ANN Queen of Peace School Activities: Softball 1; Volleyball 1,2,3,4; Basketball 1,2,3,4; Captain 4, Business Club 4; Homecoming Court 4; Church Activities: CYO 1; Awards Honors: Athletic Scholarship 4; Honor Roll 2,4; Occupation; Rax cashier 3; Medic Pharmacy cashier 1,2,3,4. Kelly is going to McKendree on athletic scholarship to study accounting and business. In 20 years, she wants a good job and be financially secure. LOWRY, ANTHONY MICHAEL St. Teresa School Activities: Pep Band 1,2,3,4; Jazz Band 1,2,3,4, Orchestra 1,2,3,4, Art Club 3,4, Camera Club 2,3,4, Drama Club 3,4; Jets Team 4, McKendree Team 2,4; Science Club 3,4, Spanish Club 2,3,4; Yearbook 2,3,4; Church Activities: Explorer 2,3,4, Awards Honors: Photographer of the Year 4; Rotary Club Scholarship 4, Son of the American Revolution 4; Louis Armstrong Jazz Band Award 4; Illinois State Scholar 4; Occupation: Kroger bagger 3, National bagger 4. Tony wants to be an electrical engineer. He ' s going to BAC for 2 years in a program with UMR. LUGGE, MICHAEL LEE St. Henry School Activities: Football 1,2,3,4; Baseball 1,2,3,4; Basketball 1; Awards Honors: All area Baseball 3,4. Mike wants to go to college and be success¬ ful. LYCKE, CHRISTINA MARIE St. Nicholas Nickname: Tina School Activities: French Club 1,2,3,4; Girls Chorus 1; Mixed chorus 1,2,3,4; Swing Choir 3,4; Triple Trio 3,4; Team Manager 1; Awards Honors: Honor Roll 1,2,3,4, National Honor Society 4; Occupation: Keg, Crate and Barrel cashier 2,3, Sears shoe dept. 3,4, Diel Ferguson CPA office 2,3. Tina is going to Mizzou to study accounting. In 20 years, she wants to be single and loving it. She wants to travel, too. M MABERRY, MICHAEL JOSEPH Holy Rosary School Activities: Track 3. Mike is going to take a year off and then join the military. In 20 years, he ' s going to be an electrician, retired from the military and having fun. MAGILL, PATRICK JOHN St. Augustine Nickname: Baldy School Activities. Football 1,2,3,4; Baseball 1,2; Track 3,4; Newspaper 4; Latin Club 1,2,3,4, Yearbook 4, Lifesaver 4, Awards Honors: Illinois State Scholar 4, National Honor Society 4, Occupation: McDonald ' s 3,4 Pat is going to University of Illinois and he doesn ' t care what he ' ll be doing in 20 years. MALISZEWSKI, STACEY ANNE Holy Rosary School Activities: Band 1,2,3; Girls Chorus 1, Mixed Chorus 2,3; Swing Choir 3; Spring Musical 1,2; French Club 2, Student Council 1,3, Newspaper 4, IMEA 2,3; Drama Club 1,2,3, Pep Band 1,2,3; Triple Trio 3; Science Club 4; Church Activities: Lector 1,2,3,4, Parish Census 4; Awards Honors: Honor Roll 1,2,3,4; Band And Chorus State Contest 2,3; Occupation: Collinsville Schnucks 4. Stacey is going to SIU-E to study business. She wants to live in a big flat in the city. In 20 years, she wants a family and career. MANK, DEBORAH ANN St. Mary School Activities: Basketball 1,2,3,4; Team Manager 1,2,3,4, Youth Salute 4; Church Activities: Hospital Volunteer 2; Awards Honors: National Honor Society 4, High Honor Roll 1,2,3,4, Occupation: Cope, Auto, and Marine secretary 4. Debbie is going to McKendree to major in accounting. She received a partial scholarship there. In 20 years, she wants to be successful. She wants to feel that she has done her best. MARCHAND, TODD MICHAEL St. Henry School Activities: Baseball 1,2,3,4; Football 1,2,3,4, Basketball 1,2; Awards Honors: Football All City 4, All Area 4; Baseball All City 3,4; Occupation; Shrine at Christmas Time 2,3,4 Todd wants to go to college and own his own business. MARTINEZ, RAY EARL St. Peter Paul Nickname. Ramon School Activities: Football 1; Wrestling 2,3,4; Track 4; Spanish Club 2,3,4; Science Club 3,4, Literary Club 3,4; Newspaper 3,4; Yearbook 3; Fall Play 2,3, Spring Musical 4, Gong Show 4, UAPC (Unofficial Althoff Pep Club) 4; Boys State 3, Church Activities: CYO 1; Senior Project 4; Awards Honors: National Merit Semi-Finalist 4, Princeton Book Award 4, Principal ' s Award 1,2,3,4; National Honor Society 4; Occupation: Diamond Plastering Co., Inc. 3,4. Ray is going to U of I on presidential scholarship. Ray wants to go into foreign diplomacy. In 20 years, Ray wants a wonderful life. Last Words: My senior year, it ' s been the best and worst time of my life. I ' ve achieved the most this year but also been in the most trouble. I ' ve grown and matured more than ever but only by doing the most immature things. I ' ve had the best of dreams and the worst of nightmares. I found out who my real friends are but only by almost losing them. I fell in and out of love. I reached the top and hit rock bottom. It was like that song. It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. I learned alot. It ' ll never be like this again but I wouldn ' t trade the memories for anything. It was a great year. McCALLUM, MALCOLM LLOYD Mother of Perpetual Help Nickname: Mai School Activities: Science Club 1,2,4, Jets 2, Chorus 3,4, German Club 4; Baseball 3, Church Activities: CYO 1,2,3; CCD Teacher 3,4; Occupation: Waffle House cook 2, Dairy Queen 4 Malcolm is going to Illinois State to study biology He would like to go to Medical School. He wants to visit Florida because he likes the ocean. In 20 years, he wants to move from Collinsville. Last Words: Anything you like! McCANN, LAURA JO Holy Family School Activities: Business Club 4. Laura will work at the Cahokia Pool this summer. She wants to become a secretary. In 20 years, she wants to be a well-paid secretary. MEIRINK, STEPHANIE REGNIER Blessed Sacrament School Activities: Tennis 1,2,3; Occupation: Associate Orthopedic Surgeons secretary 1,2,3,4. Stephanie is going to William Woods College to study fashion merchandising. In 20 years, she wants to own her own store and be married with children. MERAVY, JODI ANN MARIE Our Lady of the Assumption School Activities: Track 1; Basketball 1; Occupation: Famous Cookies 2. Jodi is going to BAC. She wants to own her own business and get a degree in fashion merchandising. MEYER, CHRISTINE LOUISE St. Peter Paul School Activities: Home Ec. Club 4, Business Club 4, Occupation: Sundowners lifeguard 3,4, Schnucks Video dept. 4. Christine is going to SIU- E to become a CPA. MIDDLETON, MICHELLE ANN St. James School Activities: Cheerleading 1,2,3,4. Michelle is going to Eastern. In 20 years, she wants to be married with children. MILLER, MELINDA BETH Queen of Peace Nickname: Mindy School Activities: Cheerleader 1,2, Pom-Pon 3,4; Student Council 2,3; Home Ec. Club 4; Spring Musical 4, Church Activities: CCD Teacher 4; Awards Honors: Honor Roll 2,4; Occupation: China Garden 3,4. MILTON, STERLING St. Phillip School Activities: Track 1,2,3; Awards Honors: Presidential Award 4; Occupation; Ponderosa busboy 2, Arby ' s 4. Sterling is going to U of I on presidential scholarship. MUELLER, LISA ANTOINETTE St. Mary School Activities: Basketball 1,2,3,4, Volleyball 1,2,3, Business Club 4; Awards Honors: Honor Roll 1,3,4; Occupation. Baskin Robbins 3,4, Dairy Queen 4. Lisa wants to be an anesthesiologist. MUNIE, DAVID EDWARD St. Teresa School Activities: Home Ec. Assistant 4; Lab Assistant 4; Church Activities: CYO 1,2,3,4; Occupation: Bicycle World 2, Pizza Hut 4. David is going to trade school. In 20 years, he ' ll be a millionaire. Last Words: Althoff has been an experience for me that I don ' t think I could have gotten from East or West. David Munie. MUNTAN, DARLA JEAN Blessed Sacrament MURPHY, ELIZABETH Blessed Sacrament School Activities: Newspaper 1,2; Attended Governor French Academy 1.2, Spanish Club 1,2,3; Drama Club 4; Youth in Government 3, Math Club 2.3, Chorus 4; Swing Choir 4, Triple Trio 4, Spring Musical 4; Team Manager 4. MYATT, THOMAS WAYNE St. Augustine School Activities. Football 1,2,3,4, Basketball 1,2; Baseball 1,2,3,4, Awards Honors: Baseball All Area 3,4, Occupation: Belleville Landscaping 2,3,4. Tom wants to go to college and play baseball. N NADLER, ANGELA MARIE Our Lady of Assumption Nickname: Angie School Activities: Spanish Club 3,4; Student Council 4; Team Manager 1; Art Assistant 1, Awards Honors: Honor Roll 1,2,3,4, Who ' s Who 4, Occupation: The Movie Company 3,4. Angie is going to go to Eastern. NELLE, STEPHANIE AMBER St. Peter ' s Cathedral School Activities: Track 1; Cheerleading 1,2,3,4; Captain 4; Spring Musical 3,4, French Club 1,2,3,4, Business Club 4, Student Council 4, Spanish Club 4, Church Activities: CCD Teacher 3,4, Proud Partner 4. Stephanie is going to be foregin exchange student for 4 1 2 months, finish the year at BAC and then transfer to Ea stern. She wants to be an interpreter. In 20 years, she wants to be traveling, married with children and live in a nice house with a pool. Last Words: A friend is a friend forever. NESTER, GREGORY PHILLIP St. James School Activities: Soccer 1,2,3,4; Basketball 1,2,3, Tennis 1,2,3,4; Newspaper 4; Yearbook 4; Latin Club 1,2,3,4; Awards Honors; National Honor Society 4, Joe Dressier Award 4, All Area Tennis 3,4. Greg is going to University of Miami, Ohio. He wants to be a doctor. NIEDZWIECKI, BRIAN A. Our Lady of the Assumption School Activities: Wrestling 1,2; Play Crew 3; Occupation: White Castle 4. Brian will go to BAC to study computer drafting. In 20 years, he would like a nice house near woods and a lake He wants a job with good pay and good hours. He wants to do what he wants to do. Last Words: High school is the best time I ' ve ever had. So much has happened, good and bad and that ' s life. I want to thank all the people who made my life what it is today. All my friends I enjoyed these years but now we ' re out of here and on our own. Wish you the best of luck! P PADGETT, THOMAS JOESEPH St. Albert the Great Nickname. T.J. School Activities: Baseball 1,2,3,4; Exec. Board 4 T.J. is going to go to night school at BAC for carpentry. He just wants to be happy. PATTERSON, ROBERT JOHN St. Peter ' s Cathedral Nickname: Plant School Activities: Football 1,2,3,4; Track 2,3, Occupation: Sales Clerk at Wal-Mart 2,3,4. Bob is going to Eastern. PATTON, STEVEN MICHAEL St. Albert the Great School Activities: Soccer 1,2,3,4, Occupation. K-Mart stockboy 3,4. Steve is going to BAC for one year and then transfer to a bigger school. In 20 years, he wants to be successful, possibly married with children. PAWLOSKI, LISA MARIE Queen of Peace School Activities: Cheerleading 1,2; Spanish Club 1,2,4; Student Council 4; Awards Honors: Principal ' s Award 3, Honor Roll 3,4; Academic scholarship to Knox College. Lisa is going to Illinois State to major in business and accounting and then to law school. In 20 years, she wants to be a corporate lawyer with a great job. Most of all, Lisa wants to be hoppy and having fun. Last Words: These last 4 years at Althoff have been a blast. I have alot of great friends and memories that I ' m sure I ' ll never forget. PHILLIPS, KELLY MARIE St. Peter ' s Cathedral School Activities: Chorus 1; Occupation: Crotty, Dugan and Carls Radiologists secretary 3,4. Kelly is going to SIU-E to study accounting. In 20 years, she wants to have a family and be successful. 189 PIERCE, STEPHANIE ANNE St. Peter ' s Cathedral School Activities: Concert Band 2; Band 1; French Club 2; Drama Club 4; Illinois History 4; Spring Musical 2,4; Fall Play 2,3; SADD 2; Pep Band 2; Church Activities: CYO 1; CCD Teacher 1; YMCA swim teacher 2,3,4; Awards Honors: Honor Roll 3,4; 100 Service Hours for YMCA 4; Occupation: YMCA lifeguard, instructor 2,3,4. Stephanie is going to become a physical therapist. In 20 years, she wants to be successful, living in Illinois and have a family. POLKA, MOLLY ANN Queen of Peace Nickname: Malloe Talka School Activities: Concert Band 1,2,3, Jazz Band 2,3, Chorus 1,2,3; Fall Play 1,2; Spring Musical 1,2; Drama Club 1,2,3, Speech 2,3,4, Newspaper 3,4, Yearbook 3,4; Editor in Chief 4, Lifesaver 3,4, SADD 2,3; Softball 1; Basketball 1; Pep Band 1,2,3; Student Council 1; Literary Club 2,3,4; German Club 2,3,4, Track 4, St. Vincent De Paul Society 4, Church Activities: CCD teacher 4; Folk Choir 3,4; Youth Ministry Council 4; Red Cross Volunteer 1; March of Dimes 4, TEC 3,4; Lector 1,2,3, Washington Workshops 3, Thomas More Collegiate Program 3, Awards Honors: HOBY International 2; Girls State 3, National Youth Salute 3, Top Teen 4; Illinois State Scholar 4, Principal ' s Award 1,2,3,4, DAR Awards 4, SIU Writer ' s Award 4; McKendree Curriculum 3; St. Louis Globe Writing Award 2; Occupation: Schnuck ' s 2,3,4. Molly will attend the US Air Force Academy on full 4-year scholarship through ROTC. She was also accepted to Syracuse and Boston University. She will graduate as a Lieutenant in the Air Force In 20 years, she would like to have helped create peace somewhere in this world, extinguished a little noise, discovered some silence. Last Words: Getting Closer by Billy Joel I went searching for the truth but in my innocence I found all the con men and their acrobats who stomped me in the ground. If I count up their percentages I know their getting rich but they haven ' t taken everything. Those paybacks are a bitch. Though I ' ve lost quite alot I am still in control. They can keep what they ' ve got but they can ' t have my soul and if I don ' t have this all worked out still I ' m getting closer, getting closer I still have far to go no doubt but I ' m getting closer, getting closer. What was ripped off by professionals is not all that it seems while I must live up to contracts. I did not give up my dreams if I see it as experience It hasn ' t gone to waste. Lately all the missing pieces have been falling into place. And if I could go back and start over somehow I would not change that much knowing what I know now though there have been sins I will regret still I ' m getting closer, getting closer. I don ' t have the answers yet but I ' m getting closer, getting closer. I ' m a mark for every shyster from Topanga to Berlin and I should have learned to kick them out as soon as they crawled in. So to every bank in Switzerland that stores my stolen youth I ' m alright because despite the laws you cannot hide the truth. And although you will say I am still naive but I have not lost faith in the things I believe. And if I don ' t have this all worked out still I ' m getting closer, getting closer. I still have far to go no doubt but I ' m still getting closer, getting closer. PRANGE, CHARLES MATHEW St. Peter ' s Cathedral Nickname: Chuck School Activities: Latin Club 1,2,3,4, SADD 1,2,3, Business Club 4. Chuck is enrolled in a pre-architecture program at BAC. In 20 years, he wants to be successful. PUSA, DAVID WILLIAM St. Mary Nickname: Bup School Activities: Baseball 1,2; Football 1,2,3,4, Basketball 1,2, Occupation: St. Clair County Highway Department 3,4, Dave is going to SIU and then to law school. In 20 years, Dave wants to be successful. Q QUATTO, CATHERINE ANN St. Peter Paul School Activities: Student Council 1,2; Spanish Club 1,2,3, Newspaper 1,2, Fall Play 1,2,3; Yearbook 1,2,3, Homecoming Court 1; Church Activities: CYO 1,2; Awards Honors: Who ' s Who 3; Society of Distinguished American High School Students 1,2, Occupation: Petite 4 Cinemas. Cathy is going to Eastern. In 20 years, she wants to be married, successful and in the law field. QUIRIN, PAUL DAVID St. John the Baptist Nickname: Neil Peart School Activities: Soccer 1,2,3,4; Baseball 1; Concert Band 3,4; Jazz Band 4, Mixed Chorus 3,4; Fall Play 4; Spring Musical 2,3, Pep Band 3,4, Awards Honors: State Drum Ensemble 3, National Band Award 3, Occupation. The Strip Shop 4. Paul is going to BAC for 2 years to major in music. In 20 years, he wants to be somewhere in the midwest and the owner of a music store. R RAPP, ANGELA LYNN St. Henry Nickname. Angie School Activities: Student Council 3; Yearbook 4; French Club 1,2,3,4, Crusader Bunny 4, Homecoming Court 4, Spring Musical 4, Newspaper 4, Team Manager 3, Church Activities: CCD Teacher 4. Angie is going to University of Colorado-Boulder to study accounting. RAPP, LINDA KAY Our Lady of the Assumption School Activities: Volleyball 1; Basketball 1,2,3,4, Softball 1,2,3,4, Student Council 1,4, Business Club 4; Band 1. Linda is going to college to study business. RASURE, JOE HARRY St. Peter ' s Cathedral School Activities: Soccer 1, Golf 2; Wrestling 1, Spanish Club 4, Art Club 4, Student Council 4, Band 1, Church Activities: Explorer 1,2; Proud Partners 4, Retreat Leader 4; Awards Honors. National Honor Society 4, Attendance Award 1,2,3,4, High Honor Award 1,2,3,4; Occupation: Westhaven Pro Shop attendant 1,2,3,4. Joe is going to Quincy College on academic scholarship. In 20 years, he wants to be alive, in good health and to be a successful business man, financially independent, and owning his own business. RAUK, JOHN RICHARD St. Peter Paul School Activities: German Club 1,2,3,4; Wrestling 1,2,3,4; Science Club 4, Set Crew 4. John is going to SIU-E. In 20 years, he wants to be in Brazil. Last Words: Life ' s been good to me so far. REEVES, MARY KAY St. Peter ' s Cathedral Nickname: Wild Woman School Activities: Latin Club 1,2; Illinois History Club 2,3,4, Spring Musical 4, Gong Show 4, Awards Honors: Honor Roll 1,2,3,4, Occuption: McDonald ' s 3,4. Mary Kay is going to study psychology at SIU-E and possible study nursing. In 20 years, she wants to be rich. Last Words: I would like to thank my fellow partiers: Amber, Jill, Kathleen, Stephanie, Barb, and several others for making this a great year. REIDNER, BARBARA JOAN St. Teresa Nickname: Splarb School Activities: Girls Chorus 1; Mixed Chorus 2,3,4, Swing Choir 2,3,4, Spring Musical 1,2,3,4, Fall Play 2,4, Pom-Pon 4; Track 1,2, Science Club 4, Drama Club 1,2; German Club 1,2,3,4, Triple Trio 2,3,4; Church Activities: Choir 3; Awards Honors: National Honor Society 4; National Youth Salute 4; Occupation: McDonald ' s 2,3,4 Barb is going to study pharmacy at University of Houston. In 20 years, she wants to live in Houston and work at a hospital. Last Words: Good luck girls! Amber, Stephanie, Jill, Mary Kay, Kathleen, Mindy, May the gang always stay in touch! Remember the good times (especially the unforgettable ones!) REINIGER, DAVID CHARLES St. Albert the Great Nickname: Davscar School Activities: Fall Play 2,3,4, Art Assistant 2,3,4, Student Council 4 David wants to study optometry. In 20 years, he wants to be successful and live in a nice house. Last Words: They say that some of the best years of life are in high school . . . they were right. David C Reimger RENO, SHERI LYNN Queen of Peace School Activities: Volleyball 1; Team Manager 2 , 3 , 4 ; Pom-Pon 4, Science Club 4; Business Club 4; Swim Team 3; Spring Musical 4; Church Activities: CCD Teacher 3,4; Proud Partners 4; Hands Across America 4; Awards Honors: Who ' s Who 3,4; High Honors 1,2,3,4; National Honor Society 4; Academic All American 4, Occupation: Pre-school gymnastic instructor 4 Sheri is going to Bradley University to major in business administration. In 20 years, she wants to be a successful accountant, married with two or three children. Last Words: My last 4 years at Althoff have been great. I loved high school and I ' m really gonna miss it. I have learned so much not only from teachers, but also from people around me. I have made many friends and I feel really close to alot of them. Everyone always said high school would be the best four years of my life and they were right. I have had so many great times at Althoff. I have so many priceless memories to treasure. I will really miss this place RENO, TERRY LEE St. Mary Nickname: Al School Activities: Football 1,2,3,4, Basketball 1,2,3,4, Baseball 1,2; Awards Honors: National Honor Society 4, All City Football 4, All Metro Football 4; Principal ' s Award 3, Honor Roll 3; Occupation; Swansea Treatment Plant 3. Terry is going to Millikin and hopes to become a successful accountant. RENSING, BRENDA MAE St. Peter ' s Cathedral School Activities: Yearbook 3,4, Drama Club 1,2,3,4; Swing Choir 2,3; Triple Trio 2,3, Chorus 1,2,3; Band 1,2,3,4; Fall Play 2,3,4; Spring Musical 1,2; Orchestra 3,4; Pep Band 1,2,3, Business Club 4, McKendree Curriculum Team 3; Art Club 4, Illinois History Club 1; German Club 1,2; Church Activities: TEC 4, Teen Choir 1,2,3,4; Awards Honors: College of Pharmacy Institute 4; National Youth Salute 4, Honor Roll 1,2,3,4; Occupation: L M Furniture 1; Long John Silver cashier 3,4. Brenda is going to BAC for two years and then transfer to St. Louis University. RESTOFF, TINA MARIE St. Catherine Laboure School Activities: Illinois History Club 2,3,4; McKendree Curriculum Team 3; Occupation. K-Mart Restaurant 3. Tina would like to be an anthropologist. RHEINECKER, PAMELA LYNN St. James Pam is going to SIU-E and would like to be an engineer. RICKERT, MARY KATHLEEN Our Lady of the Assumption Nickname: Katie School Activities: Track 2; Dinner Theater 1,3,4, Drama Club 3,4; Spanish Club 4, Yearbook 4, Church Activities: CCD Teacher 2,3,4, Awards Honors: Honor Roll 3,4, National Honor Societ 4. Katie is going to St. Louis University on scholarship. She will study physical therapy. RIESENBERGER, RANDALL LEWIS Queen of Peace Nickname: Randy School Activities: Swing Choir 2,3,4, Musicals 2,3, Orchestra 4; Latin Club 2,3,4, Chorus 2,3,4, Men ' s Ensemble 2,3,4, Church Activities: Choir 4; Awards Honors: Honor Roll 3,4, Occupation: Pasta House 2,3, Kaffers cook 3,4 RODRIGUEZ, MARIA NEILA Mother of Perpetural Help School Activities: Spanish Club 4, Team Manager 3; Occupation: Portobelo Restaurant waitress. In 20 years, Maria wants to have a family and a part-time job. ROTH, ANTHONY PATRICK St. Augustine Nickname: Commando School Activities: Newspaper 4; Latin Club 1,2,3,4; Chorus 2, Band 1,2; Baseball 1,2,4; Football 1,2,3,4; Track 4; Lifesaver 4; Boys State 3; Awards Honors: National Honor Society 4. Last Words: I will not chew gum in school. I will wear socks to school. RUTTER, KENNETH S St. Libory School Activities: Band 1,2,3,4; Chorus 2,3; Swing Choir 2,3; Fall Play 1; Spring Musical 1,2,3,4, Latin Club 1,2; Illinois History 1,2; Fitness Award 4, Science Club 4, Boys State 3, UAPC 3,4, Messenger News 1,2,3,4, Wrestling 3, Gong Show 4, Church Activities: CYO 1. Ken is going to Illinois State for one year and then going to U of I to study engineering. Thank you and good night! S SANGSTER, KURT W. Mother of Perpetual Help Nickname: Gangster School Activities: Football 1,2,3,4; Track 3,4; Captain 4, McKendree Curriculum 3; Awards Honors: Honor Roll 4; Occupation: Veteranarian Assistant 3. Kurt is going to Mizzou to major in chemical engineering. In 20 years, he would like a steady job with good money. Most of all he would like to marry his girlfriend, live in a nice house and have plenty of food. SANTOS, MARIA ANTONETTE St. Peter ' s Cathedral School Activities: SADD 1,2; Yearbook 3,4, Spanish Club 3,4; Spring Musical 3,4, Newspaper 4; Girls State 3; Occupation: Baskin Robbins 3,4 Maria is going to Fontbonne College on scholarship to study accounting. SAWYER, JOHN J. St. Augustine Nickname: Jay SAX, MARK EDWARD St. Peter ' s Cathedral School Activities: Band 1,2, Fall Play 1, Golf 1,2; Occupation: News Democrat 3,4. Mark wants to be a medical engineer and retire early. SCHAEFER, DANIEL F. St. Augustine School Activities: Football 1,2,3,4, Basketball 1,2, Baseball 1,2; Awards Honors: Defensive player of the year 3, All City and All A rea Football 4 Danny is going to Illinois Valley Community College to play football. SCHALTENBRAND, TRACEY LYNN Queen of Peace School Activities: Student Council 3, Spanish Club 3, Awards Honors: Who ' s Who 4, Occupation: Bo Beuckman Ford 3, Superior Travel Service 4 Tracey is going to SIU. She wants to own her own business and have a family. SCHMIDT, KEITH ALAN St. Augustine School Activities: Swing Choir 2,3,4; Jazz Band 2,3,4, Fall Play 1,4, Band 1,2,3,4; Spanish Club 1; Spring Musical 2,3, Men ' s Ensemble 2,3,4, Drama Club 4, Church Activities; organist 1,2,3,4, CYO 1, Awards Honors: District Chorus 2,3,4, All State Chorus 3; John Sousa Award 4; Solo Contest 3,4, Occupation: Fairview Police Dept. 4 SCHMIEDER, KATHRYN MARIE Blessed Sacrament Nickname: Schmied School Activities: Volleyball 1,2,3,4; Basketball 1; Swimming 1,2; Spring Musical 4, Student Council 4, Lifesaver 3,4; Latin Club 1,2,3,4, Newspaper 4, Homecoming Court 3,4, Church Activities: CCD Teacher 3, CYO 2,3; Proud Partners 3,4, Hands Across America 3; Awards Honors: All Area Volleyball 3,4; Captain 4, High Honors 1,2,3,4; Occupation: Memorial Hospital volunteer 4, Volleyball referee 1,2,3,4 Kathy is going to Purdue University. Kathy wants to either be a pediatrician or elementary teacher In 20 years, she would like to be married with alot of kids She wants to stay at home with her children and then restart her career Last Words: Class of 87:1 have had the best 4 years of my life here and it is because of each and every one of you. Every person I met has made my life much fuller and happier I only hope you all know how very special each of you are Our class was the best. We were awesome in sports, had school spirit, tons of talent. We are unique. But most importantly, we had class. We always pulled together when we needed to. I wish everyone only the best in life. I know you oil will be great successes. I hope all your dreams and goals come true. Take care and be happy. Kathy Schmieder. SCHNEIDER, TIM FRANK St. James Occupation: Millstadt Bakery 2,3,4. Tim wants to work in auto mechanics and have his own business in 20 years. SCHNYDER, CHRISTOPHER KARL Queen of Peace Nickname: Taco School Activities: Spring Musical 2,3,4; Fall Play 2,3,4; Band 1,2,3,4, Jazz Band 1,2,3,4; Swing Choir 3; Gong Show 4; Men ' s Ensemble 3; Awards Honors: Gong Show Music Winner 4; Gong Show Comedy Winner 4 Chris is going to SIU-C to major in cinematography. In 20 years, he wants to be Hollywood making movies. SCHRANZ, MELANIE LYN St. Peter ' s Cathedral School Activities: Concert Band 2,3,4; Pep Band 2,3; Spring Musical 1,2,3, Newspaper 4, Literary Club 3,4; Lifesavers 3,4; Gong Show 4, Girls State 3 ; Church Activities: St. Vincent De Paul 4; TEC 1,2,3,4, Famous Barr Junior Board 4 Awards Honors: Who ' s Who 3, Honor Roll 1,2,3,4. Melanie is going to BAC but plans to finish her education at St. Louis University and study communications. In 20 years, she wants to be out of debt, working in public relations and enjoying life. SCHWARTZ, KEVIN PATRICK St. Peter ' s Cathedral Nickname: Swaz School Activities: Student Council 4; Football 1,2,3, Basketball 1,2,3,4, Captain 4, Baseball 1,2; Awards Honors: Christian Athlete of the Month 4, All State 4; All Area Basketball 4; Principal ' s Award 3,4. Kevin is going to McKendree on full athletic scholarship. In 20 years, he wants to be a successful accountant, with a family. SCHWARTZ, LESLEY DARLENE St. Martin of Tours School Activities: Business Club 4, Spanish Club 3, Chorus 1. SHEER, ANGELA DENISE St. Stephen School Activities: Fall Play 1,2, Spring Musical 1,2; Yearbook 4; Latin Club 1,2,3, Drama Club 1,2,3,4, Church Activities. Lector 2,3, Awards Honors: National Honor Society 4; Occupation; McDonald ' s 3,4. Angela is going to either Illinois State or SIU-E. In 20 years, she wants to be secure, and married with children. Last Words: I would like to thank Althoff for everything and all the memories. High school has been a learning experience and I ' ll never forget it. SHEVLIN, JULIE LYNNE Our Lady of the Assumption Nickname: Jules School Activities: French Club 1,2,3,4; Church Activities: CYO 3, Awards Honors: Principal ' s Award 2,4, Honor Roll l ,2,3,4. Julie is going to SIU-C to study fashion merchandising. She wants a degree in International Business. In 20 years, she will be living in France or Switzerland. SHEVLIN, STEPHEN EDWARD Queen of Peace Nickname. Step SHIELDS, KENNETH WAYNE St. Mary Nickname: Ke Ke School Activities: Football 1,2,3,4; Wrestling 1,2,3,4, Track 1,2,3, Awards Honors: Football All City, All Area, Metro East Team, All Metro 4; All State Football 4; Wrestling 1st Regional, 3rd Sectional, State Qualifier 3. Kenny is going to SEMO. SIEGEL, PATRICIA LYNN Blessed Sacrament Nickname: Tricia School Activities: Newspaper 4; Speech 4, Spanish Club 3,4; Church Activities: CCD Teacher 3,4, Occupation: Cape Codder waitress 3,4. Tricia is going to Purdue to study physical therapy. SIERRA, ALICIA MERCEDES Blessed Sacrament School Activities: Spanish Club 1,3,4, Speech 2,3,4; Newspaper 3,4; Play Crew 3,4, Church Activities: CYO 2,3; Awards Honors: National Honor Society 4, Illinois State Scholar 4, Honor Roll 1,2,3,4. Alicia is going to Notre Dame. She wants to study communications. Before settling down, she wants to do volunteer work with the Peace Corps. SLOCOMB, PAUL TIMOTHY Blessed Sacrament Nickname: Wally School Activities: Football 1,2; Tennis 1,2,3,4. Paul is going to DePauw University to make money. SMITH, ALLISON ELIZABETH St. James School Activities: Latin Club 1,2; Pom-Pon 3,4. Allison is going to SIU-E to study nursing. She wants to work in a children ' s hospital. SMITH, BRIAN ERIC Blessed Sacrament School Activities: Wrestling 1; Church Activities: CYO 1, Awards Honors: Honor Roll 1; Occupation; Fischer ' s 4, Farmer ' s Market 2,3. SOBCZAK, SEAN Occupation: B E Lawns 2,3,4, Charles Stufflebean delivery boy 3. SOMRATY, MELISSA ANN St. Albert the Great School Activities: Latin Club 1,2,3,4, Girls Chorus 1; Mixed Chorus 2,3,4, Swing Choir 2,3; Triple Trio 2,3; Newspaper 2,3,4, Jazz Band 2,3; Spring Musical 1,2,3,4, Drama Club 2,3,4; Girls State 3. SPRINOT, DAX DONALD Mother of Perpetual Help School Activities: Yearbook 3, Science Club 4. Dax plans to attend Parks College or St. Louis University. He wants to be an aerospace engineer or a comic book artist. In 20 years, he wants a job with Marvel Comics. STANIS, WILLIAM JOSEPH School Activities: Football 1,2,3,4 STENGER, DEE ANNE Queen of Peace Nickname: lil sting School Activities: Concert Band 1,2,3,4; Newspaper 4, Speech 2,4; Yearbook 4; Track 1,2,3,4; German Club 3,4, Awards Honors: Speech 1st place GSL 4; Clarinet solo 2,3,4; Occupation: BAC Theater 3,4. Dee is going to St. Louis University. In 20 years, Dee wants to be happy. STEWART, PIERRE WILLIAM St. Joseph Nickname: Hollywood School Activities: Band 1,2,3; Baseball 1,2,3,4; Football 1,2,3,4, Church Activities: CYO 2,3,4, Choir 1,2,3, Awards Honors: Honor Roll 3,4; Occupation: Pantera ' s. Pierre wants to pursue a career in electrical engineering. In 20 years, he wants to set tle down on top a gold mine. STOCK, MARGARET BRIDGET St. Peter ' s Cathedral Nickname: Greta School Activities: Spring Musical 1,2,3,4; Girls Chorus 1, Mixed Chorus 2,3; Swing Choir 3; Newspaper 4; Spanish Club 3,4, Church Activities: CCD Teacher 1,3,4; March For Life 1,2,3, Awards Honors: All State Chorus 4, District Chorus 3,4, National Honor Society 4: Occupation: Schloesser ' s waitress 2, PTL Mfg. Co. 3,4. Greta plans to go to U of I. She thinks she wants to teach math. She wants to get married and have kids. In 20 years, she ' ll be crazy and as talkative as ever. STOSBERG, DAVID ANDREW St. Stephen School Activities: Soccer 1,2,3,4. Dave is going to BAC on soccer scholarship. He wants to be a teacher. ”7 192 STRANGE, SHANNON MICHELLE Church of Christ School Activities: Business Club 4; Track 1,2,3,4; Team Manager 2,3. STRATMANN, STEPHANIE ANN St. James School Activities: Yearbook 3,4, Church Activities: CYO 1,2,3, Occupation: Dr. West secretary. Stephanie is going to Eastern to study teaching. In 20 years, she wants a family and a career. Last Words: I just want to say thanks to everybody for everything. These memories are treasures that I ' ll never forget. Good Luck Class of 1987. STUFFLEBEAN, TANYA MARIE St. Henry Occupation: Secretary 2,3,4, Keep score for softball leagues 2,3,4 Tanya is going to Forest Park College or to International Airlines. In 20 years, Tanya wants a family and a nice home. T TAPHORN, MICHAEL SCOTT St. Teresa Nickname: Happy Tappy School Activities: Spanish Club 2,3,4; Art Club 3,4; Science Club 3,4; Drama Club 3,4; Camera Club 3,4; Jets Team 4, Wrestling 4, Play Crew 2,3,4; Church Activities: CYO 1; Boy Scouts 1,2,3, Explorers 2,3,4; Junior Achievement 2, Awards Honors: Youth Salute 4; McKendree Curriculum 4; Illinois State Scholar 4; National Honor Society 4; Physics Award 4, Occupation: Taphorn Bros. 2,3,4, Lawn Service 1,2. Mike is going to BAC and then to UMR to become an electrical engineer Last Words: I have grown and learned alot in my four years at Althoff. I would like to say good luck and good bye to all. Have fun with those assignments Jim. Too bad I won ' t get any more Althoff food. Tony, I ' ve had fun these years and I hope our friendship never ends. Bev, I ' ll call you. THRELKELD, MICHAEL JOSEPH St. Nicholas School Activities: Student Council 2. TOLSON, JOHN ARTHUR School Activities. Drama Club 3,4, Art Club 4, Chorus 3,4; Swing Choir 4, Video Technician 3,4, Band 1,2; Spring Musical 1,2,3,4, Fall Play 3; Occupation: Taping football and basketball games at ACHS. TRYBINSKI, MICHAEL JOSEPH St. Peter Paul School Activities: Soccer 1,2,3; Track 1; Occupation: Bartender at Ramon ' s 2,3,4. TYBERENDT, TRACY LYNN St. Catherine Laboure School Activities: Art Club 4; Home Ec. Club 4; Business Club 4, Illinois History Club 1,2,3,4; French Club 1,2; Art Assistant 3; Guidance Assistant 4, Church Activities: CCD Teacher 4; TEC 4; CYO 1, Awards Honors: BAC Art Show 3; Illinois History Show 2; Occupation. Flinn ' s Market 3,4, Hardee ' s 3; Miss Mary ' s Day Care 2. Tracy would like to start a career in child psychology. V VAN BUREN, CALLIE ANN St. Peter ' s Cathedral School Activities: Pom-Pon 3; Team Manager 3; Church Activities: CCD Teacher 3,4, Occupation: Pantera ' s counter girl 3; Pizza Hut waitress 4; Midwest Title Insurance Co. 4. Callie will either go to BAC or find a job until she decides on a career to pursue. In 20 years, she wants to be happy with a family and career. VICKERY, JOEL ALAN School Activities: Track 1,2; Occupation: Blue Ribbon Liquor 2; White Castle 3,4. Joel is going to SIU-E to become an electrical engineer. Someday, he wants to be a millionaire and live in Palm Springs. VITALE, LARRY MICHEAL St. Catherine Laboure School Activities. Art Club 3,4, Church Activities: Fall Festival 1 ; Occupation: B C Construction, Inc. 2,3. VOELLINGER, LAURA ELAINE Queen of Peace School Activities: Tennis 1,2,3,4; Spring Musical 3,4; Gong Show 4; Spanish Club 3,4, Girls Chorus 1, Newspaper 4, Church Activities: CYO 1; Awards Honors: Honor Roll 3,4 Laura is going to study education at St. Louis University. In 20 years, she would like to have a good job and a family. Last Words: I will never forget my friends and everyone at Althoff High School who made my high school years so much fun. VOGEL, DAVID St. James VOGT, MICHAEL EDWARD St. Augustine School Activities: Soccer 1,2,3,4; Basketball 1,2,3; Baseball 1,2,3,4, Awards Honors: Honor Roll 3,4. Mike wants to do something in business management or maybe accounting. In 20 years, he ' d like to be married and have a nice family. VON BOKEL, GERALD NICHOLAS St. Peter ' s Cathedral Nickname: Jerry School Activities: Football 1,2,3,4, Wrestling 1,2,3,4, Baseball 1; Spring Musical 4, Art Club 4. Jerry is not sure where he wants to go to school, but he wants to become a psychologist. In 20 years, he ' d like to be rich and have a happy family. VON FELDT, MARY JILL St. Peter Paul Nickname: Jill School Activities: Team Manager 4, Drama Club 4, Spring Musical 3,4, Fall Play 3; Church Activities: CYO 1, Awards Honors: Honor Roll 3, Occupation: Boxtech Pkg. 4. Jill will attend Illinois State in the fall to study education. In 20 years, she hopes to be happily married with children and a part time job. VOSS, FRANK CHRISTOPHER St. Teresa Church Activities: CYO 3,4; Occupation; Voss Pattern Works 4, Chelar Tool Die 4. Frank plans on working in a pattern shop and hopes to become a successful business man. W WEHRHEIM, JAMES PATRICK Queen of Peace School Activities: German Club 1,2,3,4; Chorus 1,2, Tennis 1,2,3; Newspaper 4; Church Activities: Usher 1,2,3,4, Awards Honors: National Honor Society 4; Illinois State Scholar 4, Who ' s Who 4; Certified Energy Reduction Specialist Award from the National Energy Specialist Assoc 4, Top Salesman at Galaxy Enterprise, Inc. 4; Honor Roll 4, Occupation: Galaxy Enterprise, Inc. salesman 3,4. Jim plans to study finance at St. Louis University in the fall and then go into law school. In 20 years, Jim will have either 1. established an arbitrage firm o n Wall Street or 2. (as a lawyer) destroyed a successful arbitrage firm on Wall Street. Last Words: That about sums it up. WEILBACHER, MARK GERARD St. James Nickname: Manute School Activities: Business Club 4; Basketball 1,2,3,4; Awards Honors: Honor Roll 1,2,3,4. Mark will attend Illinois State in the fall to become a CPA. WELCH, JAMES RONALD Blessed Sacrament School Activities: Soccer 1,2,3,4. Jim is going to college to study advertising. In 20 years, he ' ll be living it up in Jamaica. WETSTEIN, KENNETH ALLEN St. Martin of Tours Nickname: Stein 193 School Activities: Drama Club 1,2,3,4; Mixed Chorus 1,2,3,4; Men ' s Ensemble 2,3,4; Swing Choir 2,3,4; Madrigal Singers 1; Spring Musical 1,2,3,4; Fall Play 1,2,3; Gong Show 4, Newspaper 1,4; Track 4; Baseball 1; Team Statistician 2,3,4; French Club 4; Wrestling 4; Church Activities: Shrine Puppet Show 2,3,4; TEC 3,4; Youth Sing Praise 3,4; Awards Honors: District Chorus 3,4; All State Chorus 4; National Honor Society 4. Ken will attend Eastern to study political science and broadcasting. In 20 years, Ken would like to be a US Senator who does play by play for the St. Louis Cardinals. WHITFIELD, LAURA KAY Blessed Sacrament School Activities: Home Ec. Club 1,2. Laura is going to BAC for two years and then transferring to SIU-E to study teaching. In 20 years, she ' d like to be teaching with a husband and some children. WIENHOFF, ROBERT JOHN St. Teresa Nickname: Rob School Activities: Art Assistant 3,4; Church Activities: TEC 4, Awards Honors: Photographer of the Year 4, BAC Art Show 3; Occupation: The Jug Restaurant 2,3,4; Pantera ' s 3. Rob is going to college to party! In 20 years, Rob will be driving a Ferrari and living on a yacht and he won ' t be bald. WILLHOLD, SHEILA MARIE Holy Rosary Awards Honors: 1,2,3,4; Occupation: FC Foodland 4. WILLIS, MARVENIA RENEE Nickname: Marvy School Activities: Home Ec. Club 4, Art Club 4, Drama Club 4, Business Club 4, Dinner Theater 2; Church Activities: CCD Teacher 3,4; Awards Honors: Who s Who 4, National Beta Club 1; Occupation: Kroger Inc. 3,4. Marvenia will attend Robert Morris Business College to study accounting. WISNIEWSKI, LEANNE MICHELLE Queen of Peace Nickname: Cheeks School Activities: Softball 1,2,3,4; Volleyball 1,2,3,4, Basketball 1,2; Church Activities: CCD Teacher 4, Awards Honors: Honor Roll 1,2,3,4. Leanne is going to Eastern to study accounting. In 20 years, she ' d like to have a family and a career Last Words: I have thoroughly enjoyed my high school years and will never forget them. I have had a lot of great times and met many wonderful new people. WRIGHT, JANET St. Peter ' s Cathedral School Activities: Latin Club 2; Team Statisitician 3,4, Occupation: Kroger 4. Janet is going to BAC for two years until she decides what she wants to do. WUEST, LAURA JANE Our Lady of the Assumption School Activities: Band I; Track 2, Team Manager 2; Science Club 4, French Club 1,2,3,4, Church Activities: CYO 2,3; Blood Drive 1,2,3,4, Awards Honors: National Honor Society 4; Honor Roll 1,2,3,4, Occupation; Arby s 3,4. Laura is going to SIU-E and then to dental school. In 20 years, she ' d like to be married and happy. Laura wants to have bunches of kids so she can take them to the zoo. She hopes to stay close to her family and friends. WURTH, DONALD T. St. Peter Paul School Activities: German Club 3,4; Awards Honors: National Honor Society 4, Occupation: Pizza Hut 3,4. Donald is going to college to study electrical engineering. In 20 years, he wants to have a job, house etc. Y YORK, LISA MARIE St. Peter ' s Cathedral School Activities: Swing Choir 3,4, Triple Trio 3,4, Mixed Chorus 2,3,4, Band 1; Art Club 4, Drama Club 1,2,3,4, Pep Band 1, Illinois History Club 1,2,3,4; Spring Musical 1,2,3,4; Art Assistant 3,4, Church Activities: Teen Choir 1,2,3,4, TEC 4; CYO 1,2,3,4; Explorer 4, Awards Honors: Best of Art Show at BAC 4, Occupation: Receptionist at the Cathedral 2,3. Lisa is going to major in art at St. Louis University on partial scholarship. She will also work in the art office. In 20 years, she like to be teaching art, and married to the man she loves and have children. YSURSA, MARIA CHRISTINA Queen of Peace Nickname: Kean School Activities: Volleyball 1; Softball 1,2,3,4; Basketball 1,2,3,4, Captain 4; Spanish Club 2,3,4; Student Council 3,4, Newspaper 4; Tennis 2,3,4; Donkey Basketball Chairperson 4, Church Activities: CCD Teacher 3,4; Awards Honors: National Youth Salute 4, National Honor Society 4, Occupation: St. Clair County Highway Department 3. Christina is either going to University of Illinois or Notre Dame. She wants to have a well¬ paying job, perhaps a lawyer and be happily married with children. Also, she wants to be independent, but not so much that people are scared to get close to her. She wants to stay close to her family and be able to see them often. Z ZAJAC, MARK ANDREW Holy Rosary ZOLLNER, TIMOTHY MAURICE St. James Nickname: Z-Man School Activities: Soccer 1,2,3,4, Track 1,2; Student Council 2,3,4; Exec. Board 4, German Club 1,2,3,4; AASG 2,3,4, Church Activities: Blood Donor 4, Millstadt Homecoming worker 1,2,3,4, Hands Across America 3; Proud Partners 4, Awards Honors: High Honor Roll (7 Semesters) 1,2,3,4; National Honor Society 4, Occupation: Shrine Restaurant 3; Mr. Jay ' s Ice delivery 3,4, Beverly Enterprises dietary assistant 4. Tim is going to SIU-E to study electrical engineering on presidential scholarship. In 20 years, he wants to be working as an electrical engineer in either Colorado or some place with mountains. Autograph Autograph Autograph CONT. from pg. 29 Oliver Stone ' s own personal experience of the Vietnam War. It uncovered the many unpleasant memories Vietnam veterans have, and taught the younger generation what turmoil our country went through during the war. PLA¬ TOON ran away at the Academy Awards capturing nine Oscars, includ¬ ing best picture of 1987. PLATOON was dedicated to the soldiers, their families, and the survivors of the war. Completing my list of hit movies is CHIL¬ DREN OF A LESSER GOD. Perhaps, the best lesson IS taught in the classroom. Even though movies are one of the ri¬ chest sources of entertainment around who can forget all those wonderful par¬ ties we had during the year. Parties just usually happened. Everyone enjoyed a party because you were surrounded by friends and had good times. When the parties got dull and the mov¬ ies were only showing sequels to the se¬ quels, St. Louis could always be counted on for some great fun. Ted Drewes Fro¬ zen Custard was a great hang out and they had great custard to top it off. At Ted Drewes, you could meet other kids and have a great time talking in the street. Cardinal baseball games were a lot of fun with a group of friends out in the bleachers on a Saturday afternoon. The ultimate party took place on the St. Louis riverfront at the VP Fair held dur¬ ing the 4th of July weekend. The VP Fair brought everyone from St. Louis and neighboring Illinois out for one giant par¬ ty and fireworks special. St. Louis was also famous for its popular Muny Opera and the selection of Broadway musicals it brought to the open air stage each year. Last, but not least, St. Louis could always be counted on for the world ' s best Party Town held every Friday morn¬ ing on K-SHE 95. Everyone enjoyed and went to Party Town. The Beastie Boys sing, " You gotta fight for your right to PAARRRTTTTEEE!! " Well, they are right. Probably one of the best places to party is at a rock concert with 50,000 other screaming people singing at the top of their lungs. St. Louis, home of the famous rock ' n roller Chuck Berry, saw quite a bit of action in the past year as many musical acts stopped in St. Louis on tour. Bon Jovi, a popular rock group, could not get enough of St. Louis and the dedicated fans to only come here once on their Wanted Dear or Alive Tour so, they came back in May. Bon Jovi was not the only musical group that could not get enough of the great city of St. Louis and its fans. Billy Joel on the Bridge Tour with his band came back to St. Louis after a successful first concert in February. An artist like Billy Joel attracts crowds of all ages and filled the Arena both times to prove age will not stop him from rocking St. Louis. Just look at Chuck Berry. Other rock acts like Huey Lewis The News hit St. Louis on his Fore Tour and prompted the new follow up album to SPORTS, FORE. Lewis like Billy Joel, did not let his age stop him from making good ole rock ' n roll. Whitney Houston, Jack Wagner, The Psychodelic Furs, The Beastie Boys, Eddie Money stopped in St. Louis to promote their new albums and to party with the best rock ' n roll fans around — the ones in St. Louis. When not at concerts, Belleville teens are always locked into their favorite ra¬ dio stations. K-SHE 95 is the coolest ra¬ dio station, complete with the Morning Zoo, that is, if you can handle the occa¬ sional really heavy metal tunes. Then you turn it to either KWK 106.5 or 103.3 KHTR, who can both tend to get a little Top 40 bubble gum-ish. Then there ' s 101 WMRY, a little taste of old classics and avante garde groups. Of course, you can always listen to KEZK, if you like elevators. TV is still a very popular form of enter¬ tainment, for the quiet evenings at home. On Mondays, there ' s " ALF " (Alien Life Form) and " Valerie. " Tues¬ days hosts " Growing Pains " , " Who ' s the Boss? " and " Moonlighting, " and Wednesday ' s has " St. Elsewhere. " Thursday has the big line-up — " The Cosby Show, " " Family Ties, " " Cheers, " and " L.A. Law. " Friday boasts " Dallas " and " Miami Vice, " and another popular weekend show is " Murder, She Wrote, " on Sundays. As you can see, it does not really matter if you like the Beastie Boys or Willie Nel¬ son, somewhere out there, a world of entertainment is waiting for you. As one very famous cartoon character once said, " That ' s all Folks! " — Melanie Schranz 7 During the 2nd semester, the Morality classes took part in the " eggsperiment " . Each couple in the class chose a hollow egg as their child. This egg was to be treated with care for two weeks straight. The couples had to supply clothing to keep the child warm and a crib for sleeping. The eggs were never to be left alone. The parents could hire a babysitter, but not for more than 4 hours a day. Any form of child abuse was to be reported to the specially appointed social workers. If, by some unfortunate chance, a couple ' s egg was cracked or smashed, the egg was declared dead from Sudden Infant Death Syn¬ drome (S.I.D.S.). When the fourteen days ended, the " chil¬ dren " were checked for abuse or death, and grades were given for the treatment of the eggs. The purpose of the entire unit was to develop an awareness in the students of the EXTREME RESPONSIBILITY of a serious relationship leading to marriage and a family. These include time, effort, responsibility, love, and money. The " Egg " children were a new facet of the unit. The require¬ ments were: 1. Compatibility papers, 3. Good parenting work¬ sheets, 4. Wedding budget, 5. First year marriage budget, 6. The naming of and caring for Egg children for two weeks, 7. Complete a cost list for the expense of the birth of the child, 8. One year expense sheet for the caring of the child. Some students at first thought of the project as a joke, but they soon learned how much time and energy it really took to raise a " baby " . Tom Carley, proud father of his son, " Monty Carls " , commented, " Being a father for two weeks was a lot of fun, but I wouldn ' t want to be one for life. " — Marcie Dumstorff Barb Whitehead Peter Holtgrave proudly displays his son, Emilio. Peter chose to be a sur¬ rogate father, explaining, " I always wanted to be a dad, but I grew tired of the ' Who shot Willie? ' , so I threw him out the Art room window. " A A f? w - y Pi ; 1 ' O a- _ ) - 0 5 Golden Days In the sunshine of our happy youth Mrs. Mansfield Tracy Cherry Julie Gilbreath Brett Kessler Greg Nester Greg Aucutt Michelle Clancy Bill Hamann Sally Lehrter Paul Quirin Debbie Becker Ricky Coates Debi Harris Pat Magill Tina Restoff Sherry Bohn Angie Demick Mike Heller Stephanie Meirink Kurt Songster Mitch Bohnak Umana Essien Jodi Jones Darla Muntan Steve Shevlin David Stosberg Mike Vogt Jill VonFeldt Don Wurth Dee Stenger a couple more • • • k 6 1. Ken Wetstein and Deanna Allen 2. Debbie Mank and Joe Dulle 3. Kim Bergkoetter and Jeff Hoffmann 4. Jean Polka and Beth Schmidt 5. Tery Reno, Debbie Cygan, Mary Jo Sax, and Chuck Camillo 6. Michelle Edwards and Lisa Pawloski. 205 • • • this is the last of the prom pictures (cont. from pg. 132) While some stood in line for pictures, others danced to the music of Cagney; others just re¬ laxed and socialized with friends at their table. Around 9:30 p.m., the announcement came that everyone had anxiously awaited — the revelation of Prom King and Queen. Traditionally, the " royal couple " has been together for quite a while. This year was not an exception. Brett Kessler and Kelly Longust were crowned as pictures flashed and hugs were exchanged. Congratulations, Brett and Kelly! The decorations definitely added to the night. A special thanks must be extended to Lisa York who generously lent her talent and ideas to the making of the centerpieces, hourglasses, and Rembrandt glasses. Others who helped included the students who decorated from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday morning; the underclassmen helpers; the chaperones, and most of all, Beth Golightly, Sally Held, John Leh¬ man, and Mrs. Zaida Jones. The night would not have been a success with¬ out all of your help. Thank you! Although the dance ended at 1 1 p.m., the festivities did not. Students arrived at the after-prom party for bowling, music,, games, pizza, doughnuts, and much more. There was a terrific tur¬ nout. Great attendance prizes were given away including college supplies, a television, a radio, a gold bracelet, and many, many more. It is certain that Stephanie Pierce will never forget the night since she was the lucky winner of the car. Once again the After-Prom Party proved to be fun. Julie David commented, " More people got into the spirit of the Prom this year. " Joe Rasure summed up the night by saying, " The Prom was one of the most enjoyable evenings of my high school life. " — Kim Grandcolas swear!!! 10 1. Juan Cox and Pierre Stewart. 2. Dave Reiniger 3. Dolores Anderson 4 Dave Pusa and Stacey Berutti 5. Floor-stomping at the ' Ol Promar- oonie. 6. Brett and Kelly 7. Mr. Grandcolas at the After-Prom Party 8. Jerry VonBokel and Sue Dewein 9. Laura Voellinger and Rick Sorgea 10. Kevin Schwartz 11. Angie Rapp 12. Paul Quirin and Jennifer Dietrich. The 1986-87 Crusader Yearbook is dedicated to the Belleville Diocesan Centennial Lori Cavataio I had one desire when I took this position, that I would leave behind a history book of indelible memories. That classmates, indeed anyone, could open this book twenty years from now and understand what it was like to live through the year 1986-87 Althoff is not a perfect school. Althoff is not perfect because schools merely reflect the attitudes and opinions of the society of whose children they attempt to edu¬ cate, and society is far from perfect. More than laughter and good times, I hope you find between these covers, the truth. At least, as nearly as we could call it. Few people, except those on the staff, realize what a monumental task it is to publish a yearbook. Because of this, I would like to thank some friends. First of all, Ms Cadell. This was the first year that she moderated alone, only having been involved for one year before this. She was wonderful to work for, and with. We never felt inhibited or afraid to be ourselves because she was a " TEACHER, " and we learned a lot from her outside the classroom as she became our friend. To the photographers and Mrs. Lowry, to say that we could not have done it without you would be a sorry understatement. You guys captured some great moments, and I thank you for your commitment. To my staff, I made you guys work so hard, I hope you think now that it was worth it, and especially to Barb Whitehead, who stayed some very late evenings, and typed about three-fifths of the book and did the Senior Index (twice) on her own time. I thank Mr. O’Brien who was so open-minded about the changes we made, and the parents ' clubs who helped us financially. Finally, I thank Mr. Ringhofer, who took the senior mugs, and very generously came and shot our organizations. That was a tremendous burden off of our shoulders. This book has been dedicated to the celebration of the centennial of our diocese, because it was out of the love and concern for our futures by the parishes in Southern Illinois that Althoff was ever opened and continues today. The high school years are very taxing on our faith, however, few realize this, or care. But, I hope, I genuinely pray, that each time you page through this annual, you will recall the moments of tenderness, the times you cried your heart out, and the special feelings of pride that set us apart. Not because we are a private school, but because we are a private school that is not too proud to very publicly stand up and admit that we are not perfect, but not afraid to take responsibility for what is right, no matter the cost to our reputation, because this is what Catholics do. Molly A. Polka Live fast. Be a spark and glow awhile, you ' ll be dead a long, long time. Be a shooting star, and in one mad moment, burning bright, light the night and make us stand in awe. Live fast. Be a super¬ nova. Explode now while you can. Then flashing in the pan, be a streak of red against the grey. Do it young. Don ' t let time slip away. And make us real, and feel, and see your beauty. Live fast. Here s to deadlines, high school, and happy memories. Keep the faith, Love, Molly A. Polka When I was young, I would do a million things. Dreaming up a thousand schemes, I would change the world each night. I would tear the stars apart. Con¬ fusion tore the pounding heart with cer¬ tainty that things weren ' t right. I ' d read all that student stuff, read it till I ' d had enough. Then making up my own mind, think it, feel it. I believed I ' d never die when I was young. 4 4 " When I Was Young ' by Bob Geldof gg .7 — n A ICHS Belleville 1


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