Ambridge Area High School - Bridger Yearbook (Ambridge, PA)

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ML! - - To Miss Ethel Althauser, senior class adviser, who so willingly and devotedly guided us through our final year of high school, we dedicate this, the first Bridger. Her valuable iniiuence has pervaded our work and our play. We have found in her the true meaning of an adviser. Q .fefote we e in Time is indeed fleeing. Three brief years ago we entered senior high school, hesitant, yet confident. The time we were to spend in school loomed ahead like some unending dreamy and like a dream, the years have passed more swiftly than we had thought possible. So much has happened in these years. We have shared much together. There have been moments of happy laughter, of jubilant cries, and of sorrowful tears. We have tried, in this our first yearbook, to catch and hold at least a portion of the glowing laughter and cries and to intertwine them with our precious tears. At present, we clearly remember our eventful school years. But with the coming years' that memory will fade until, in later life, they will seem distant and far-off. This is where, we are hoping, the Bridger will prove valuable. Our desire is that it will bridge the years and link to- gether the Present and the Past. PRESENTING 1 i l nn BOOK QNE The Foundation of Character 1 uni I "' BOOK TWO Moulding Character Q I 1 BOOK THREE Moulding A Healthy Body , PRESENTING BOOK ADMINISTRATION FACULTY CLASSES I t 4 'V f, f i2-Pi1:22'-:iizfiffifzismii 'W 5 -ini in ' 1 , 3 I M wwwynfsi' yi.. 'A pfZ,'z1feS,iT.f'fss K 'Eff . 'XV LQ .'gL , ,M .,, A A -- gym Q 5 E 3 g,w 'Q mi s '-NM' f.,,,...... , K Wi? M W. ,Q .,,' .W Wffw-ww wg, -- Z- rw M-,M-Nr? W if ... 1 1 M W p'3z?fff stfi-fini. Q.. g fx 5 we W, Zh' M' if M E 4 , . A L - ,Lf X i ' 6'E'.i.gA1QQvi-PJFN fm f W E, V' riff ff' "A' 'F 5 5 F Q 1 if K it 5 3 3 ,R gi 'L 1' KVII yi be ' igv W A - Q, .5 Y f I, ry, 2 5 V 'f' 34 m Q if 5 , 'f Ju? 1' b'.p H - ir . 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We are indeed grateful to our Board of Education. IU 0ur Education w l N-..., Dr. N. A. Smith Supt. J. R. Miller Mr E B Leaf Our Administrators Through the school board our capable administrative staff is selected. The staff is headed by Superintendent Miller, who directs our s'chool policy. He is active in community life and has spent many years in administrative school work. Mr. Leaf is the assistant superintendent in charge of instruction. He is a member of four fraternal organizations. Especially remarkable is his ability to take charge of practically any class of students and to dem- onstrate the most efficient methods of instruction. Our principal, Dr. Smith, is a man well known for his many achiev ments, among these being the service he rendered his country in the World War. An admirable characteristic is his willingness to cooperate with the students by fostering their progressive ideas. Concerning the Class of 1940, Dr. Smith said, "The iniiuence of the entire class has been for the betterment of the school." Miss Halaban, secretary to the principal, has worked efficiently and untiringly in the high school oHice for a number of years. The superintendent's secretary, Miss Esther Baeuerlein, assisted by Misses Yolanda Giammatteo, Elvira Nippes, and jean Knauss, is in charge of the administrative routine of the entire school system. MR EARL M. CASS D re t r f Vocational Education As We Learn Under the supervision of the administrative staff, Ambridge High School stresses the fundamental elements of education: learning and doing. The first of these is accomplished in the regular curriculum of studies, together with special courses offered Ambridge students. These special courses, home economics and vocational training, have rapidly developed into major departments of our school. In the regular curriculum are courses in social science, which are an effort on the part of the administrative staff to prepare the students for a good democratic life. The second element of education-doing! Through the ceaseless efforts of our principal, the extra-curricular program of A.H.S. has become one of the most extensive in the state. School plays, forensic activities, music, and sports have earned our school an enviable repu- tation. Moreover, our noncompetitive activities rank high. Our tri- weekly newspaper, our class meetings, this yearbook, and especially our Student Senate give the students opportunities to develop character and to prepare for good citizenship. A step toward a more perfect administration was made when the plan of advancing home room teachers and sponsors with the students was introduced in 1939. This system permits development of a closer re- lationship between teachers and students. IZ We Train for Industry A basic course in our educational sys- tem is the vocational department, su- pervised by Mr. Cass, director of vo- cational education. Our industrial program is aided by the state and the federal government. The purpose of the program is to lit students for in- dustrial employment. The vocational student's time is equally divided be- tween related subjects and shop work. At present the enrollment is two hun- dred and twenty-five boys, distributed among five shops. To the left of Mr. Cass's office is Mr. Wolf's wood shop. Here the boys learn pattern making, building construction, and job estimation. General school re- pair and construction is handled by this shop. Farther along the corridor is the electric shop, under the instruction of Mr. Axtell. Electrical repair work throughout the Ambridge Public Schools is done by the boys of this shop. The machine shop is headed by Mr. Arnett. The boys do practical machine work on the lathe shaper and the milling machine Next to the machine shop is the auto shop, which is under the supervision of Mr. Todd. After a semester of assign- ment work the boys put to practice what they have learned about repairing automobiles. In a room apart from the shops is the trade drafting department, taught by Mr. Keusch. The work here is largely practical drawing. Blue print- ing for the shops and the school is done by this group. We Take Up Home Economics A complement of the vocational program for boys is the home economics department for girls. This department, which is one of the most fully equipped in Western Pennsylvania, offers a preparatory course for girls who plan to become homemakers. The foods laboratory is a delightful room divided into seven separate units, each of which contains a cabinet sink, a table top stove, and a dinette set. Four girls work in each one of these unit kitchens, preparing and serving wholesome dishes. In the clothing department students turn out their Paris creations. We find them making everything from evening gowns to summer play suits. Important to those girls who are taking u'p interior decoration are the model rooms. The spick and span model kitchen would bring joy to any house- wife's heart. The dining room is very well furnished with an 18th century maple dining room set. The living room suite, with its appealing green and wine color scheme, is an object lesson in interior decorating. A straight home economics course is especially recommended for girls who do not intend to go on in the commercial or academic fields after graduation. These girls are given extensive training in food preparation, clothing, child training, and interior decoration. Other girls may choose home economics as an elective course. This course deals with the fundamentals of the more extensive courses. Miss Feick is the supervisor of this department and has as her assistants Miss Shaul and Miss Robb. I-if And Cultivate Art The Art Department is an important part of the high school curriculum. Three well-equipped rooms with their abundance of light and space are in them- selves incentives to work. Adjustable work-desks, a built-in modeling stand, shadow boxes, gas burners for metal work, and the best of materials are at the command of the artists. Under the direction of Mrs. Trobe, art supervisor, the students work in many different mediums, among which are oils, tempera, water color, litho- graph, charcoal, and pen and ink. The crafts program during the past year included the making of plaster masques, linoleum and copper jewelry, statuettes, and plaques. A main division of the art program is the art appreciation course, the purpose of which is to give an understanding and appreciation of modern art. History of art, fashion design, commercial art and industrial and stage designing are also taught in this course. Among extra-curricular activities engaged in by members of the art department are the painting of scenery for all school productions and the making of prom decorations and posters. Every year, several of our students enter the Beaver County Art Show. This year Helen Kruss, a senior, received first prize in oils. Other honors went to Bill Cummings and Louise McCracken, whose posters were used to advertise the exhibit. Another yearly contest in which art students have been successful is Scholastic Magazine's competition. 15 We Prepare For The Business World The students of our commercial department are preparing to take their places in the business world. Fundamentals of typing are taught to sophomores by Miss Kerschner. Exercises and straight copy material are the main worries of these "children", The commercial student, upon entering eleventh grade secretarial work, takes up the art of book- keeping. And it is an art! Journalizing, posting, and making accounts balance are the brain-twisting problems. Mr. McWhorter guides the students as they struggle through this subject. Eleventh grade typing is taught by Miss Cease, Miss Fey, and Mr. McWhorter. Students are expected to increase their accuracy and speed, to set up mailable letters, and to type invoices and other exercises. It is during the studentls junior year that he also begins to study shorthand, the written language of the business world. At first he learns to read it, then shakily writes some wobbly characters, and later transcribes from his shorthand notes. Miss Miller supervises junior shorthand. Seniors having a grade of B or better in their previous two years' work may take t.1e secretarial office practice course taught by Miss Kozak. Besides class work, students are expected to spend at least two weeks of each quarter in one of the school offices or at the switchboard. Graduates from this department have a good theoretical back- ground, together with plenty of practice, and several weeks of actual experience in secretarial work. With A Scientific Gutlook Perhaps to the uninitiated, the most fascinating rooms in the hi h h l g sc oo are those of the science department. Students ot senior science chemis- try, physics, and biology are instructed by the Professors Taggart, Rice, Serene, and Benkert. The purpose of the senior science course is not to make an extensive study of any one scienceg instead it is to give th d ' ' ' e stu ent a general knowledge of all practical science. New equip- ment has enabled the students of the chemistry laboratory to perform individual experiments this year. A six-foot model slide rule the lar est 1 8 rule of its kind in Western Pennsylvania, is a recent addition to the al- ready well-equipped physics laboratory. The biology department has at its disposal one of the largest and most modernly-equipped rooms to be found anywhere. Experiments have been conducted showin l nt g P 3 development under ideal and under poor conditions. The students have l a so made miniature plant gardens, the best of which are in the sunny bay window. An armadillo, several moles, a raccoon, and many fish have made their homes in the biology laboratory. F I7 In Classrooms Studying in the Library Ready to Eat Working with Wood Ein, Zwei, Drei, Go Future Draftsmcn Following History Girls at Play Ahead! Although puzzled . . . We look ahead THE SENIOR STORY Three long years ago the Senior Class, excited, triumphant, and "green-as-grass," entered the senior high as insignificant Sophomores. It was the old senior high building, and the "Slopmores," as they were affectionately named, were sent on many wild goose chases before be- coming acquainted with the mysteries of the building. The oliicers for the year for the first term were Michael Kraynyk, Robert Boyd, and Dorothy Moore: and for the second term Agnes McCallister, Gilda Stefanacci, and Donald Irons. During the course of the year, this am- bitious class participated in many worthwhile activities, such as the "Silhouette," Madrigal, Debate, and Patrol. As the months fiew by, the "Sophs" acquired a modicum of dignity and respect, and looked forward to the day when they would have-a Junior-Senior Prom! juniors! Halfway up the high-school ladder. More respect from those "lowly Sophs',! More activities with the Seniors! The year started off with a bang. The class elected Michael Kraynyk, Alex Kozel, and Don- ald Irons class officers. The change in seasons brought with it football and basketballg the all-school play, "Twelfth Night," had many Juniors in starring rolesg aspiring debaters clamored for recognition: the en- semble chorus, the competing art groups, and girls' and boys' sports were filled with a goodly array of "up-'n'-comin"' Juniors. And lastly, Seniors. Oh hallowed, revered name! "We, the class of "40"-and such like sayin's. As Seniors we paraded, proudly leading the student body after football victories, and as Seniors some of us walked down that golden pathway to opportunity in the installation services of the National Honor Society. Between these two extremes, our Seniors filled many important offices, and participated in many activities. Our leaders for the year were Nick Hlesta, Alex Kozel, and Dennis Carroll. Our debaters placed high in their contests. Our football team became "County Champsu, and was runner-up in the W.P.I.A.L. elimination. Losing only one game, our basketball team won Section III of the W.P.I.A.L., the highest honors ever attained in that section. Prominent seniors took part in the all-school play, June Mad, the Minstrel, and the Yale-Princeton game. So at the close of three years, with mingled happiness and heartache, we can say only: "Let's go, Seniors! The world is waiting for us!" 19 President - Nick I-llesta Vice-Pres- - Alex Kozel Secretary - Dennis Carroll X Q WILHELMINA ACHESON Photography Club, Typewriting Club, Short- hand Club. CLYDE ALBERT Science Forum, Glee Club, Chess Club Officer Bowling Club. HAROLD ALSTADT Pres., Lettering Club, Science Club, Bowling Club. 20 We Enter as KATHERINE AMANN Basketball, Library Staff, Silhouette, Auto- mobile Club, Travel Club, Tri Sig Club. HUGO ANTHONY Orchestra, Airplane Club, Photography Club, Automobile Club. MARGUERITE ANTONELLI Book Club Sec'y, Band, Orchestra, Choral Conducting Club, Choral Work, Girls Leaders Club, Opera. KATHARINA BABICH Soccer, Mushball, Backetball, Volleyball, Choral Work, Knitting Club, Penmanship Club, Shorthand Club, Opera. SARA BAIARDO Hobby Club, Opera, Choral Work, Home- room Officer. WILLIAM BARKLEY Penmanship Club, Photography Club, Sli- houette, Homeroom Officer. DOROTHY EARTH Basketball, Cheerleaders Club, College Re- search Club. HERBERT BARTH Chef Club, Stage Squad, Mechanical Draw- ing Club. ANNA BATINA Popular Song Club . JOHN BELEY Chess and Checker Club, Photography Club Chef Club Officer. THEODORE BELEY Bee Club, Chess Club, Homeroom Oflicer. GEORGE BENKO Travel Club, Chef Club, Bee Club, Patrol. M 6 4 Sophomores Three Years Back. JAMES BENNIS Chef Club, Travel Club, Serving Club, Auto Club. ALICE BIELSKI Soccer, Basketball, Choral Work, Yearbook Staff, Silhouette, Historical Society, Opera. ANDREW BIRES Chess Club, Tri-Sig Club, Football, Choral Work, Intramurals. DONALD BLACKBURN Game Club, Boxing Club, Intramurals. ELMER BLANARIK Football Mgr., Patrol, Chess Club, Chef Club. CLEO BLOOM Cheerleader, Assembly Chairman, Patrol, Homeroom Officer, Student Senate, His- torical Society Chaplain, Dramatics. LOUNELL BOGGS Patrol, Homeroom Officer, Historical Society Sec'y, Chorus. MARGARET EOHN Orchestra, Basketball. ALBA BOMBIANI Hobby Club. RAYMOND BONKOWSKI Sports Club, Checker Club, Checker and Popular Song Club. THEODORE BORZYM Athletic Committee, Booklovers Club. MILDRED BOWAN Homeroom OH-icer, Tri-Sig Club, Silhouette Basketball, Yale Cheerleader, Choral Work ROBERT BOYD Games Club, Intramurals. 'L JOHN BREEN Historical Society, Chorus. ANN BRUNO Patrol, Girl Reserve Sec'y. Z1 1. , ifh- It I- fv-aw -sv- CHESTER BREZINSKI Football, Intramurals, Varsity Club. ROBERT BUCCI Patrol, Intramurals, Chess Club. DORIS BUCHANAN Silhouette, Choral Work, Declamation Club, Historical Society, Research Club, BEATRICE BUCKA Oirl Reserve Treasurer, Costume and De- signing Club. HARVEY BURR Homeroom Officer, Pres. College Research Club, Student Senate, First Aid Club. ROBERT BURZESE Minstrel, Chess Club President, Popular Songs Club, Intramurals. GUTI-IRIE BUTTS Track, Pres. of Boxing and Wrestling Club. KENNETH CANONGE ilhouette, Band, Orchestra, Patrol, Tri-Sig Club, Mi strel, Opera, Choral Work. CHARLES CAPP Typing Club, Game Club, Golf, Tennis, Homeroom Officer, Automobile Club, Art Clu- Club. EVELYN CARLSO8n Homeroom Officer, Automobile Club,Art Club. DENNIS CARROLL Homeroom Officer, Class Secretary, Yearbook Staff, Varsity Club, Historical Society, Foot ball Captain. RUSSELL CANTANZARITE Science Club. FRANK CEGLARSKI Science Forum. ELSIE JANE CESCHIA First Aid Club, Glee Club, Historical Society Volleyball, Homeroom Officer, Choral Work, Opera, Soccer. ' MARY CHINCHILLA -, Popular Song Club, Basketball. Soccer, Mushball, Cheerleading Club, Homeroom Officer. And Initiated ELSIE CICCONE Sports, Leaders Club. LAWRENCE CI CCONE Band, Orchestxfa, Science Club, Airplane Club. RAY CLERC Debate Club, Silhouette, Band, Orchestra Dramatics, Tri Sig, Choral Work, Yearbook Staff, Minstrel. NORMA COHEN ' Declamation Club, Dramatic Club, Oratlon, Homeroom Officer, Debate Club. HELEN COLE Basketball, Penmanship Club, Art Club. NORMAN COLVILLE Travel Club, Machine Shop Club, Science Club, Yearbook Staff, Patrol, Choral Work. WILLIAM CORBETT Intramurals, Art Work, Chess Club. THELMA CREECH Art Club, Madrigal Club. BILL CRONER Intramurals, Chess Club, Homeroom Officer, Photography Club, Science Forum. ANTOINETTE D'AMBROSIO Popular Song Club, Art Work. CHARLES DARNER Show Card Club, Student Senate, Science Club, Homeroom Officer. MARY ELLEN DAVID Library Staff, Homeroom Officer, Soccer, Volleyball, Girl Reserve. DICK DAVIS Chess Club, Dramatics. The New Building WILLIAM DEBRUCKY Boy's Athletic Club, Science Forum, Art Work, Intramurals. MIKE DELIZIO Intramurals, Chess Club, Science Club. 23 HELEN DELYNKO Typing Club, Personal Grooming, Travel Club, Art Club. LOUIS DeMAILO Patrol, Football, Athletic Club, Archery Club, Homeroom Officer. SOPHIA DEMAY Soccer, Mushball, Basketball, Opera, Choral Conducting Club, Girl Reserve Vice-Pres- ident, Homeroom Officer, Yearbook Staff, Sil- houette, Typing Club. 24 lf? Although BETTY DEWAR Sec'y of Science Club, Silhouette, Patrol. FLOYD DiNINNO Game Club, Current Events Club, Drawing Club. JEAN DIXON President of Book Club, Historical Society. JOHN DNISTRAN Patrol, Airplane Club, Intramurals. MIKE DOBRI N Horseshoes. NADYNE DODDS Asst. Librarian, Dramatics, Hcmerccm Officer SAM DOUGHTY Homeroom Officer, Boxing Club. HELEN DROBNAK Madrigal Club, Historical Society, Minstrel, Opera, Knitting Club, Dramatics, Soccer, Volleyball. BETTY DROZ Basketball, Soccer, Silhouette, Yearbook Staff, Yale-Princeton Manager, Minstrel, Opera, Leaders Club. CAROLINE DROZ Deolamation Club, Silhouette, Yearbook Staff, Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball, College Research Club. WILLIAM DROZ Patrol, Homeroom Officer, Photography. HELEN DRUZISKY Cheerleader, Soccer, Basketball, Mushball, Homeroom Officer, Cheerleading Club, Science Club, Safety Patrol, Yearbook Staff, Leaders Club, Minstrel CSec'yD. Heekled B The Seniors PAUL DUNCAN Student Football Manager. PAUL DURNIAK Athletic Club, Game Club, Chef Club, Golf Team, Intramurals. ROBERT DUZY Glee Club, Band, Orchestra, Tri Sig Club, Historical Society, College Research Club, Opera, Minstrel, Choral Work. THOMAS DZIKOWSKI Chess Club, Atletic Club, Intramurals. FRANCES EAKIN Hobby Club, Photography. MARY ALICE EDWARDS Science Club, Cheerleaders Club. HARRIETTE ENGLEHARDT Leaders Club, Silhouette, Basketball, Home- room Officer. MILDRED EVANKO Popular Song Club, Ping Pong Club, Mushball, Volleyball, Quill Club Secretary. NESTOR EVANKO Show Card Lettering. THEODORE EVANKO Ch ess Club, Games Club, Minstrel, Patrol. X. HENRY EVANS ' Choral Work, Popular Song Club. LUCY FARDO Mushball, Soccer, Hobby Club, Popular Song Club, Volleyball. AB IE FARRAH Homeroom Officer, Chess Club, Minstrel, Sports. DOROTHY FELTON Shorthand Club, Typing Club, Popular Song Club, Personal Grooming Club, Language Club. RAY FERA Game Club, Photography Club, Chef Club. a A ROSE FETCHAK Art Work. MARGARET FETCHENY Mushball Club, Personal Grooming, Popular Song Club. Q SOPHIE FLAVARUS Cheerleading Club, Soccer, Mushball, Science Club, Personal Grooming Club, Popular Song Club. MADOLYN FLETCHER Historical Society, Homeroom Officer, Lit- erature Club, Public Speaking. VIRGINIA FONTANA Library Staff, Vice President of Ping Pong Club, Gardening Club. RUTH FORD Advertising Manager Silhouette, First Aid Club, Gardening Club, Photography Club. MAJORIE FOWLER Photography Club, Typewriting Club, Short- hand Club. DOMENIC FRANCONE Band, Orchestra, Automobile Club, Tri Sig Club, Vice President Boxing Club. Home- room Oflicer THEODORE FRYNKEWICZ Checker Club, Chess Club. RALPH FUGE Chess Club, Photography Club, Yearbook Staff. GEORGE GAYDOS Homeroom Officer, Intramurals, Patrol, Chess Club. OLGA GEARER Popular Song Club, Commercial Club Sec- retary, Etiquette Club, Editor of Quill Club. LARRY GIAMMARIA Intramurals, Bowling, Popular Songs Club, Chess Club. 1 DOLORES GOSCINSKI l First Aid Club, Choral Conducting Club, Historical Society, Chorus. JENNIE GRANDINETTI Popular Songs Club, Ping Pong Club. SPOWS- We Proved DOROTHY GUYER Tri Sig Club. HELEN HALABAN Cheerleader, Homeroom Officer, Historical Society, Yearbook Staff, Bowling Club, Volley ball, Basketball. CAROLYN HAMRLIK Band, Orchestra, Student Senate, Patrol, Historical Socielty, Sports Editor Silhouette, Yearbook Staff, Science Club, Basketball Leaders Club. HAROLD HARTLING Homeroom Oflicer, Fame Club, Chairman Sports Committee, Art Club, Typewriting Club. DORIS I-IARTMAN Girl Reserves, Costumes Designing Club, Refreshment Committee. SOPHIE HARTMAN Library Staff. ANGELINE HASPARIS Mushball, Hobby Club. JOHN HASSON Intramurals, Athletic Club, Chess Club, JACK HELSING Patrol, Science Forum, Intramurals. ANDREW HERTNEKY Patrol, Boxing, Bowling. REED HETHERINGTON Student Senate', Yearbook Staff Silhouette Staff, President Tri Sig Club,, Minstrel, Dramatics. ROBERT HEUGHAN Newspaper Club, Airplane Club, Hobby Club, Travel Club. NAOMI HIGLEY Art Club, Girl Reserve Club. Our Mettle When 1 NICK HLESTA Homeroom Oflicer, Senior Class President, Basketball Manager, Reserve Football, Bulle- tin Board Chairman, Bowling Club, Student Senate. ROBERT HOLETS Patrol, Silhouette Sports Editor, Historical Society, Yearbook Staff, Chess Club. 27 LEROY HOLMES Science Forum. CATHERINE HOMZAK O.G.A. Club, Penmanship Club, Personal Grooming Club. WALTER HOMZIAK Chess Club, Athletic Club, Patrol. 28 As juniors CHUCK HORLICK Science Club, Chess Club President, Bowling Club President, Choral Work. LOIS JEANNE HOWART H Leaders Club, Patrol Sergeant, Student Senate, Tri Sig Club, Basketball, Soccer, Mus balll, Volleyball, Yearbook Staff, Silhouette Humor Editor, Choral Work, College Re- search Club, Homeroom Oflicer. JAMES HUDSON Chess Club, Photography Club, Science Forum DONNA HUGHES Minstrel, Opera, Historical Society, Sil- houette, Volleyball, Soccer, Mushball, Basket- ball, Yearbook Staff, Patrol Sergeant, Tri Sig, College Research Club, Leaders Club. HELENE ILKO Mushball, Popular Song Club, Basketball, Scrapbook Club, Art Club. DONALD H. IRONS Tri Sig Club, Band, Orchestra, Class Officer, Patrol, Silhouette Assistant Editor, I,ntra-,N murals, Debate Team, Yearbook Staff, Homeroom Officer, Student Senate Presi- dent, College Research Club, Minstrel, Choral Work, Dramatics. JOHN IVANCHAN Intramurals, Chess Club, Travel Club. CATHERINE IVANKOVICH Popular Song Club, Silhouette, . Personl Grooming Club, Travel Club, Gardening Club. . K JOHN JARVIE Sports. WILLIAM JARVIE Patrol, Basketball, Drawing Club, Games Club. HARRY JESKY Boxing, Chess. JOSEPH JEZEWSKI Football, Varsity Club, Chess Club, His- torical Society, Intramurals, Madrigal Club. 1 D We Helped in Contents HENRY Jocz Airplane Club President, Science Club, Intramurals. LOIS JOHNSTON Madrigal Club, Travel Club, First Aid Club, Dramatics, Soccer, Silhouette. CASMIR JURKOWSKI Basketball, Athletic Club. CHESTER KAMZELSKI Football, Basketball, Homeroom Officer. MARIE KAPUSTA Silhouette, Dramatics, Mushball, Science Club, Patrol, Soccer, Library Staff, Volleyball. DAN KARAS Football, Intramurals, Gold Club, Dramatics Patrol, Checker Club, I-Iomeroom Officer, Varsity Club. ALEX KAROLEWSKI Photography Club. BOG KARTYCHAK Patrol, Music Club, Science Club, Choral Work, Intramurals. A IRENE KAZIREK Basketball, Mushball, Popular Song Club, Personal Grooming Club. JOHANNA KELcHlvER Safety First Club, Personal Grooming Club Sdcial Studies Club. VIVIAN KELLNER Typing Club, Popular Song Club, O.G.A. Club. FRANK KILLIAN Football, Varsity Club. GEORGE KISIDAY Orchestra, Basketball. . X' XM JOHN KLEEMOK History Club, Games Club. Chef Club, Golf Team. WILLIAM KNOFELS Football, Checkers, Intramurals. 1 ELAINE KNAUSS Popular Song Club, Bowling Club, Scrap- book Club, Hobby Club. LEO KOKOSKI Chess Club, Chess Team Captain, Intra- murals, Homeroom Officer. MARY KOZAR Popular Song Club, Patrol. 30 ALEX KOZEL Homeroom Officer, Class Officer, Student Senate, Mens' Glee Club, Historical Society. e ' X I MICHAEL KRAYNYK 11,17 Homeroom Officer, Student Senate, las Lf Officer, Mens' Glee Club, Yearbook Staff, Historical Society CV. Pres.E. FRANK KRELL Sports Club, Travel Club, Chess. VIRGINIA KRUEST Typing Club, Chess Club, Cheerleaders Club, Popular Song Club, Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball. HELEN KRUSS - Ping Pong Club, Popular Song Club, Art Club, O.G.A. Club, Yearbook Staff. ANTHONY KUBEK Basketball Captain, Homeroom Officer, His- torical Society, Travel Club. ANNA KUHARSKY Commercial Club, Checkers Club, Mushball Volleyball, Popular Song Club. JOHN KURELICH Checker Club, Homeroom Officer, Student Senate, Intramurals. ' BETTY JANE LA BARR Basketball, Soccer, Library Staff, Volleyball, Mushball, Leaders Club. CAROLYN LAMBIE Yearbook Staff, Cheerleader, Historical So- ciety, Dramatics, Girls Sports, Silhouette, Minstrel, Opera, Choral Work, Tri Sig Club, Homeroom Officer. PETE LARIS Checker, Chess Club, Photography Club, Travel Club, Chef Club. PETER LARNISH Printing Club, Bee Club. And Sponsored ANDREW LARRICK Basketball Manager. Jol-IN LEACH Football, Intramurals, Varsity Club, Home- room Oflicer. The Carnival Prom BETTY LEHN Popular Song Club, Hobby Club, Basketball, Volleyball, Mushball, Homeroom Officer. JANE LEN Book Club, Knitting Club, College Research Club, Silhouette. ELIZABETH LEPAR Popular Song Club, Typing Club, Personal Grooming Club, Future Teachers Club. ELSIE LEPPEK Debate Club, Popular Song Club, Typ.ng Club, Silhouette, Safety First Club, Mushball KATHRYN LESEIKO Popular Song Club, Mushball, Scrapbook Club, Hobby Club. MARY LEVKULICH Popular Song Club, Silhouette, Scrapbook Club. ANDY LIVITSKI Student Senate, Intramurals. RALPH LOSCHIAVO Chess Club, Boxing Club, Intramurals. AGNES LUCARIC First Aid Club, Ping Pong Club, Girl Re- serves, Homeroom Officer, Patrol. GEORGE LUCARIC Chess Club, Games Club. UBALDO MACCAGLIA Checker Club, Chess Club, Future Teachers Club, Homeroom Officer. ELIZABETH MACEROSS Reading Club, Art Club, Girl Reserves. IRENE MAMEL . Personal Grooming Club, Forum Club, Art Club. l u -S' tif -Cf DOROTHY MANN Homeroom Officer, Ifatrol, Dramatics, Sil- houette, Saddle Club, Yearbook Staff, Min- strel, Historical Society. FRANK MARKVAN Patrol, Basketball, Bowling Club, Chef Club, Silhouette, Travel Club Presid 'nt, Popular Song Club. ARTHUR MARTIN Stage Squad, Chess Club. 32 With A Ferris JERRY MARUCA Homeroom Officer, Student Senate, Fencing Club, Madrigal Club, Patrol. ANTHONY MARZIO Band, Boxing Club, Chess Club, Homeroom Officer, Patrol, Intramurals. MITZIE MATANIC Popular Song Club, Silhouette, Debate Club, Volleyball, Homeroom Officer. ANDREW MATIKA Intramurals, Homeroom Officer, Chef Club, Basketball. STEVE MATUCH Patrol, Art Club, Silhouette. ANTHONY MAYTIC Future Teachers Club, Scenery Committee. Automobile Club, Popular Song Club. AGNES McALLISTER Homeroom Officer, Class Oflirer, Student Senate Secretary, Tri Sig Club, Historical Society Treasurer, Yearbook Staff, Silhouette ALVIN McCARTNEY Stage Squad. VERNA MCCLOSKEY Book Club, Future Teachers Club, Home- room Officfr, Popular Song Club, Personal Grooming Club. BETTY MAE MCCRACKEN Silhouette, Debate Club, Quill Club, Basket- ball, Band, Yearbook Staff. ROSEMARY McCRORY Travel Club, Homeroom Officer, Girl Re- serves President, Bowling Club. BENNETT McKEE Book Club. Wheel And Side Shows! DOROTHY MELLOTT Leaders Club, Soccer, Basketball, Yearbook Staff, Historical Society, Band, Orchestra Volleyball. HELEN MIHALIC Popular Song Club, Scrapbook Club, Hobby Club, 33 f' 4 F JOHN MIHALIC Chef Club. MARY MIHOVCH Typing Club, Popular Song Club, Personal Grooming Club, Hobby Club. KENNETH MILLER Madrigal Club, Popular Song Club, Opera, Minstrel. JACK MILLER Boxing Club, Homeroom OH-icer, Intramurals. ROBERT MILLER Science Forum, Bowling Club. PAUL MISKULIN Art Club, Airplane Club. ANTHONY MONTON Basketball, Football, Varsity Club. DOROTHY MOORE Silhouette, Patrol, Homeroom Oflicer, Stu- dent Senate, Historical Society Secretary Minstrel, Yearbook Staff, Class Officer. GENE MORAN Patrol, Stage Squad, Checker Club, Student Senate, Yearbook Staff. MARY MOTTERN Personal Groming Club, Art Club. JOHN MURAWSKI Chess Club. ALMA MURSHETZ Girl Reserves, Popular Song Club, Basketball, Soccer, Mushball. DONALD MUSGRAVE Library Stalif, Tri Sig Club, Fencing Club. STANLEY NASTICH Intramurals, Football. MAE NEUBER Gardeners' Club. MARGARET O'BRIEN Hobby Club, Volleyba ll, Girl Reserves. EDWARD OCHMAN Airplane Club, Boxing Club, Intramurals, Minstrel. GERALDINE OLEJARCZYK Games Club, Popular Songs Club. LEONARD OLESKA Stage Squad. JEAN OLIVIA PALIANI Popular Song Club, Hobby Club, Basketball, Volleyball. LOUIS PALIANI Patrol, Minstrel, Hobby Club. GRACE PALMER First Aid Club, Bowling Club, Band, Or chestra, Photography Club. ELIZABETH PANZANELLA French Club, Craft Pottery Club, Personal Grooming Club, Mushball, Popular Sung Club, Typing Club. JOE PAPSODERO Ba ketball, Football Manager, Varsity Club, In ramurals. V Commercial Club, Checkers Club, Popular Song Club, Volleyball, Mushball. If MARTHA PASLOSKY FRANK PAVLAKOVICH Football, Varsity Club, Patrol, Minstrel Intramurals. MARION PENDAK Commercial Club, H. R. Officer, Silhouette President O.G.A. Club. FRED PE RICH I Intramurals, Patrol, Game Club, Boxing Club. s Seniors KATHERINE PERLAKOWSKI Patrol. JOHN PFEIFFER Patrol, Typing Club, Band, Photo Club, Hobby Club. ' A' M ANN JOANNE PIRRO .Q ll Library Staff, Popular Song Club, Typing f Club, O.G.A. Club. V' slx' 1 1, BERNARDI NE PISANO Popular Song Club, Hobby Club, Mushball, Silhouette, Girl Reserve Club. SAMUEL PORTO Chess Club, Boxing Club, Bowling Club, Intramurals. STANLEY PROKOPOVICH Radio Club, Games Club, Intramurals. ANDY PTASHNIK K Typing Club, Games Club, Homeroom Officer, Intramurals. ANNABELLE PUGAR Mushball, Hobby Club, Soccer, Popular Songs Club. ANDREW RABOVSKY Science Club, Chess Club, Hobby Club. ALEX RAEBURN Band, Orchestra, Silhouette, Tennis, Tri Sig, Archery Club, College Research Club, Intra- murals, Chess Club. ANTHONY RAKAS Football, Varsity Club. BETTY REA Writing Club, Girl Reserve Club, Historical A121312-:?NCxfut1?Eg?lg2YZSIEgub Games Club Society, Homeroom Officer, Student Senate. Patrol Card Club ' ' ROBERT REES Fencing Club, Chess Club, Yearbook Staff, HARRY RENGOWSKI Ph0t0g1'aPh.V Club- Intramurals, Chess Club, Games Club. We Inaugurated The A. .a ..-L .naaigeausa ,te 'A 9? rf Tllel mm. ' .fs.v,la- ' i li, Za.- km:-.. is l f PETE RICCARDI Patrol, Chess Club, Choral Work. LILLIAN RICH Debate, Hobby Club, Gardening Club, Per- sonal Grooming Club, Popular Song Club, Opera. PEARL RIDOSH Gardening Club, Choral Work. 36 Student Loan HARRIET RIGGS Band, Glee Club, Volleyball. Girl Reserve. LOU RITTLEMAN Library Club, Intramurals, Chess Club, Games Club, I ,ffl BERNARD RO OFE1 Homeroom Ofhcer. Chess Club, Intramurals, Tri Sig Club, Dramatics, Student Senate V. Pres., Yearbook Staff lBus. Mgrj, Sil- houette, Debate, Minstrel. CHESTER ROSENBAUER Stage Squad, Chef Club, Photography Club Homeroom Officer. CARMEN ROSS Homeroom Officer, Student Senate, Chess Club, Choral Work Dramatics, Patrol, Opera, Silhouette. ANNA ROSSO Homeroom Officer, Science Club, Basketball, Mushball, Patrol Lieutenant, Scrapbook Club, Garden Club. JOE ROTOLO Debate Club, Mech. Drawing Club, Intra- murals, Patrol, Boxing Club. JANE RUBEL Library Club, Silhouette, Popular Song Club HEAILEN RUDINSKI Mushball, Basketball, Hobby Club, Popular Song Club. FLORENCE RUSKO Library Staff, Volleyball. WILLIAM RUSKO Historical Society. STANLEY RYGALSKI Homeroom Officer, Cheerleader, Intramurals Travel Club, Historical Society, Yearbook Staff. Association As Well As PI-IYLLIS RYKACZEWSKI Mushball, Basketball, Cheerleader Club' Typing Club, Popular Song Club. ANGELINE SABATINE Quill Club, Basketball, Scrap Bpok Club, Popular Songs Club, Mushball. STEVE SABOL Homeroom Officer, Student Senate, Auto- mobile Club, Travel Club Pres., Intramurals, Patrol Sergeant, Opera, Minstrel, Band, Sec'y of Chef Club, Choral Work, Dramatics. AMELIA SALVATI Homeroom Officer, Student Senate, Tennis, Volleyball, Basketball, Hobby Club, Typ- ing Club, ,Pooular Song Club, Personal Grooming Club, O.G.A. Club, Soccer. LAWRENCE SCARPONE Card Club, Intra-mural, Tri-Sig Club, Boxing and Wrestling Club. DOROTHY SCHWARTZ Hobby Club, Gardeners Club. BEULAH SHANE Mushball, Soccer, Basketball, Dramatics Club, Chess Club, Vdlley-ball, Cheerleaders Club, Popular Song Club. MILDRED SHAW Commercial Club, Dramatics Club, Popular Song Club, Soccer, Basketball, Travel Club Vice-Pres., Volley-ball, O.G.A. Club. FRANCES SI-IELKONS Commercial Club, Science Club, Popular Song Club. CATHERINE SHOOP Homeroom Officer, Popular Song Club, Volley-ball, Soccer, Leaders Club, Historical Society, Madrigal Club, Student Senate, Opera, Choral Work. CHARLES SHVACH Chess Club. GEORGIANA SOBOSLAY Girl Reserve, Choral Conducting, Debate, Typing Club. ANDY SOLTIS Bowling Club, Radio Club, Intra-murals. ADAM SOWA Chess Club, Popular Song Club, Intra-murals Minstrel. JANE SOWINSKI Typing Club, Popular Song Club, Library Mushball, Hobby Club. 37 CARL SPADAFORE Tri-Sig Club, Boxing Club, Intramurals, Football, Basketball. CHARLES SPEER gard Club, Chess Club, Intramurals, Chef ub. ANN STACY Science Club, Library Staff. 38 STELLA STANOVICH Basketball, Mushball, Popular Song Club, Game Club Sec'y. HELAN STASKO Soccer, Basketball, Volley-ball, Mushball, Hobby Club. NANCY STAUFFER Silhouette Editor, Yearbook Editor, Band, Orchestra, Choral Work, Patrol Captain, Historical Society, Tri-Sig Club, Homeroom Officer, College Research Club. GILDA STEFANACCI Class Officer, Mushball, Basketball, Volley- ball, Patrol, Historical Society, Silhouette Asst. News Editor, Yearbook Asst. Editor, Tri -Sig, Homeroom Officer. HELEN ANN STEMBERSKI Automobile Club, Popular Song Club, Scrap- boob Club. J PAUL STEWART Debate Club, Library Club, Fencing Club. CLIFFORD STINE Typewriting Club, Silhouette, Chess Club, Patrol, Stage Squad. GEQRGE STINE Typewriting Club, Mech. Drawing Club, Chless Club, Patrol, Stage Squad, Hobby Club- TED STOLOWSKI Intramurals. KATHRYN STRAND Library Staff. DOROTHY STROBEL Patrol, Soccer, Volley-ball, Mushball, Chess Club, Popular Song Club. HELEN STUBAN Yearbook Staff, Games Club, Soccer, Mush- all, Popular Songs Club, Girl Reserves, Bas- ketball. Class Night CHARLES SUDAR Art Work, Science Forum, ROBERT SUPE Band, Orchestra, Chef Club, Game Club. RUDY SURA Games Club, Lettering Club, Reading Club, Intramurals, Chess Club. VINCENT SVEGEL Tennis Team, Chess Club, Patrol, Basketball Games Club, Airplane Club, Typing Club Homeroom Officer. 1 y ESTELLA SWAIN Science Club, Knitting, O.G.A., Vice Pres. of Hobby Club. ' JAMES E. TAGGART Minstrel, Band, Orchestra, Tri-Sig, Patrol. FRANKLIN TAHEY Stamp Club CTreas.l, Athletic Club, Var- sity Football, Intramurals. JEANNE TAHEY Mushball, Hobby Club, Popular Song Club, H. R. Officer, G. R. Officer, Silhouette, Bas- ketball. PAULINE TALLARITA Girl Reserve Club, Patrol, Captain, Soccer Team, Volley-ball, Basketball. ' STEVE TELESHAK Patrol. Homeroom Officer, Minstrel. MARTY TEMPERANTE Show Card Lettering Club. GEORGE TENY Commercial Club, Band, Orchestra, Popular Song Club, Homeroom Officer, Game Club, Chef Club. JOHN THOM Typing Club, Photography Club, Chef Club LILLIAN TEW Silhouette, Library Staff, Yearbook Staff, ANNA MAE TIETJEN Quill Magazine Editor. Science Forum. And Carried On With OLGA TOWCIMAK Homeroom Officer, Silhouette, Debate Club, Bowling Club, Basketball, Mushball, Soccer, Volleyball, Student Senate, Leaders Club. CAROLYN TURCIC Hobby Club, Popular Songs Club, Silhouette. GEORGE TYMA . Horseshoe Club, Photography Club, Sceience Forum, Intramurals. 40 The Senior ADAM URBAN Dramatic Club, Intramurals, Chess Club. CARL URBANIK Football, Bowling Club, Radio Club. ELIZABETH URDA Orchestra, Band, Dramatics, Declamation Club, Choral Conducting Club, Art Club, Madrigal Club, Yearbook Staff, Patrol Homeroom Officer, Student Senate. BILL VALAVANIS Checker Club, Booklovers Club, Intramurals. EUGENE VANDENBORD Patrol, Band, Orchestra, Tri Sig Club, Intra- murals, Dramatics, Minstrel, Student Senate. Homeroom Officer, Co-Bus. Mgr. of Yearbook. TILLIE VASILIK Leaders Club, Silhouette, Soccer, Mushball, Volleyball, Basketball, Personal Grooming Club, Typing Club, Shorthand Club, First Aid Club. ANNA VERNAK Typing Club, Popular Song Club, Silhouette, Library Club, Homeroom Officer. O. G. A. Club. BETTY JANE VIGNERE Popular Song Club, Silhouette, Garden Club, Photography Club. BETTY ANN VLASIC if Silhouette, Booklovers Club, Orchestra, Band, Historical Society, Chorus Accornpanist Madrigal Club. VERONICA VLASIC Silhouette, Glee Club Accompanist, Orchestra Madrigal Club, Historical Society. WILBUR VOEGEL Checker Club, Chess Club, Sports Club Hobby Club, Mech. Drawing Club, Home- room Officer, Intramurals. EDWARD VOYZNAK Chess Club. Forum! So, The Three STEVE VUGRINOVICH Patrol, Typewriting Club, Photography Club, Chef Club, Bowling Club. PEARL WACHTEL Girl Reserve Club, Silhouette Library Club. LESTER WAGNER Homeroom Officer, Student Senate, Orchestra, Band, Yearbook Staff, Fencing Club, Com- ,ercial Club, Popular Song Club, Historical Society, Intramurals. ' FRANCES WALKO Popular Song Club, Chorus, Soccer, Home- room Officer. JOYCE WALKER Intramurals, Photography Club, Chef Club, Bowling Club, Yearbook Staff, Checker Club. MARY JANE WANCHIK Popular Sorig Club, Scrapbook Club, Library Staff. EVA JOANNE WASLO Varsity Cheerleader, Madrigal Club, Home- room Officer, Patrol, Library Staff, Cheer- leading Club, Basketball, Volleyball, Mush- ball. CHARLOTTE WEBER Library Staff, Science Forum, College Re- search Club, Silhouette, Yearbook, Opera. CHARLES WESSLEY Photography Club, Art Club, Athletic Club. DOROTHY WILKINSON Game Club, Popular Song Club, Girl Re- serve Club. MARTHA JANE WILSON Scrapbook Club, Hobby Club, Photography Club, Popular Songs. LOUIS WOLF First Aid Club, Chess Club, Library Club. ANN WOLICKI Silhouette, Tri Sig Club. RAY WOLLOCK Game Club. REGINA ZAGROCKI Hobby Club, Library Club, Popular Song Club, Mushball. STELLA ZATCHEY Science Club, Travel Club, Homeroom Officer, Popular Song Club. TED ZIOLKOWSKI Intramurals, Bowling Club. LOUIS ZUPANIC Mech. Drawing Club, Boxing Club. JEANNETTE ZWATTY Leaders Club, Cheerleading Club, Mushball, Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball, Silhouette. FRANCES ZWOLINSKI Dramatics Club, Mushball, Silhouette, Gar- dening Club, Personal Grooming Club, Madrigal Club, Popular Song Club. OLGA ZYLKO Library Staff, Popular Song Club, Knitting Club. Seniors whose pictures do not appear. HELEN BECKER Popular Song Club, Card Club, Knitting Club. DOROTHY BIELSKI Knitting Club, O. G. A. 4? Years Ended! ROBERT BYRNE Bicycling Club. KENNETH ERWIN Popular Song Club. WILLIAM FAIRLY Games Club. VERA GRAMBA Science Forum, Choral Conducting Club, Madrigal Club. PAUL HOKO Mech. Drawing Club, Stage Squad. JOE KSIAZEK Basketball, Airplane Club. PAUL KUNCIO Glee Club, Homeroom Officer, Girl Reserve Club, Hobby Club. JOSEPHINE LOSCHIAVO Glee Club, Homeroom Officer, Girl Reserve Club, Hobby Club. MIKE MOSKORISIN Art Club. ALEX MOSKAL Intramurals, Chess Club, Games Club. RUDY STASNY Airplane Club. GEORGE VILLE LLA Homeroom Officer, Auto Club, Card Club, Intramurals. ANNE VUKOVIC - Popular Song Club, Hobby Club, Athletics. RAYWRIGHT Photography Club, Chess Club. -lggfal, , ,. V. - , ,. ,, :A . 4: Y fy, -I -I 24, 1 V N A-.,. xv A 1 gh- a- Tw T , f , Aj ,M ff Y, X-5. V :Y -,Q 1,- f.v.f,..: .Q -,lk -. -A ' , K PM .1 fhlwwwmwwm I ,I V 1 ., Z 'I , 1' . H ' I , If ' , Z H MA I f I fbt Q ,W A ,. 4 f ,. -ff A ,'7 vw f' W! ' X wx.. 1 .- ? ', 1 ' . - - , 1 ---1 1 -f . . an ' U ll . ffflr fu, M J N , V if fqfgif Y, . VA Z,3L,,. gJfLL.9L"q'z." , E 6' 71w.z, A Jgsgjg! 2, lg!-gf V nf Q 1 33--fwwff A ,W , k x V at gs . I . " -J' ' - m. ' A- W' . .ki H-,1 .w"?1A!A..L .44 .- .1 MISS FEICK Top row: F. Staniland, C. McVay, S. Alushin, R. Martin, P. Gutowski, G. Evans, E. Sippel, S. Hrirsek, W. Rupik, R. Martin, G. Eaholtz, A. Yeakel, A. Giammaria, C. Stanley. Middle row: J. Negrey, T. Presto, L. Pisarski, E. Kubia, J. Kuchtyn, L. Zehnder, A. Matich, A. Labuda, M. Majetic, C. Wright, M. Melko. Bottom row: M. Katalanos, C. Mo- rellie, C. Shaffer, D. Tranter, H. Zimnowaska, M. Pitkash, B. Goer- man, H. Tomley, H. Reader, G. Hauser, I. Hyshak. MISS KERSCHNER Top row: J. Barth, W. Chapala, C. Case, W. Kiernan, A. Heitzenrater, L. Iwler, C. Matievich, J. , Zivic, Hudak, F. Pieta, J. Kingas. Middle row: W. Storer, E. Lysick, J. Ruttner, A. Kutzko, V. Swinarski, R. Dambrosio, E. Pokrzywnicki, M. Mann, A. Vallecorsa, G. Cain. S. Stempkowski. Bottom row: C. Chaiish, H. Sokolow' sky, E. Costanza, G. Choroszewska, M. Beley, H. Ciccone, J. Ciccone, M Cola, B. Wood, O. Jarowey, H. Co- minsky, M. Irons. MR. KEUSCH Top row: O. Di Ninno, T. Rytel, K. Deuschle, N. Dickson, G. Gossett, M. Matika, J. Maskulin, D. Dixon, D. Davis, A. Janicki. Middle row: G. Kohut, S. Maccaglia, W. Potous ' J. Douglas, A. Lampko ski, F. Dobrin, G. Erdaline, H. Erdel- yan, O. Di Mailo, G. Lench, C. Dlugosz. Bottom row: E. Derkarh, B. Dunn. B. Fleming, A. Michelosen, V. Zi- berna, S. Dolinski, L. Manuras, A Catalucci, J. Jarvie, M. Kohlik, N Devanzo. MR. MCCAUGHTRY Top row: A. Sopirak, J. Kostas, M. Prokopovich, W. Dreycr, A. Horniak, J. Suprock, C. Ewing, W. Sl-ruby, N. Vucetich, J. Giammaria. Middle row: J. Pappas, S. Bennis, A. Middle row: J. Pappas -- S. Benis, Stolar, S. Kolesin, E. Grzybowski, M. Heim, B. A. Johnston, A. Miha- lich, V. Andreatta. Bottom row: F. Balicki, D. Banks, C. Armington, H. Taggart, B.J. Marr, M. E. Owens, T. Levato, J. Augustine, C. Frank, M. Wrono. MISS MILLER Top row: T. Stolowski, J. Headland R. Gibson, C. Kerchner, J. Budimer G. Brodish, A. Briola, L. Nobile, G Farrah, R. Brletic, Middle row: A. Brown, R. Priester R. Miles, E. Rutkowski, P. Gold stein, R. Podgurski, R. Slingluff, N Zak, H. Stefanacci, P. Bruni. Bottom row: A. Fardo, J. Burka Nelick, A. Jaroway, H. Gossard Bungo, H. Kerrish, M. Manjak, V Wolfe, H. Rosensteel, S. Feick. ,H ,K The Junior Story . . President---N k Perr Vice-Pres.---Joh K stas Secretary---Edward Rutk ski In the year 1938 A.D. the class of '41 entered the new senior high school, the first sophomore class to have this privilege. They had their first "get-together" September 14. On October 10 they were received by the upper classmen at the Sophomore Reception. They swung and swayed Tal Williams' way. The officers, Edward Rutkowski, John Kostas, and Connie Shaffer,took charge of the first meeting on October 13. The music department sent Florence Libson and Alvin Bufalini to New Castle to participate in the Midwestern Band Festival on October 20. On Monday, November 21, they gave their first party, the Sopho- more Turkey Hop. Football varsity letters were awarded to Leo Nobile, John Kostas, Ray Ulinski, and John Budimer. Ray Ulinski was the highest scorer in the county. Allen Yeakel, one of' the members of the debate team attended the Student Forensic Congress at California State Teachers' College. Those who had a hand in making Twelfth Night a success were Carl Kerchner, Irene Hyshak, Adelaide Kowaleska, Anna Mae Pribulski, and George Sivy. The girls did their bit in basket- ball during the Yale-Princeton game, as Betty Fleming and Anna Mae Pribulski cheered their teams on to a tie. In the middle of the year Kurt Deuschle became class president. Among homerooms to give assembly programs were Miss Shaul's, Miss Miller's Miss Kerschner's, and Mr. Newton's. Even the Seniors had to admit that the pre-Lenten dance of February 17 was a huge success. Henry Gary's orchestra fur- nished the music, and a hilarious fioor show was given. On February 23 a class meeting was in charge of the newly elected president. At the meeting Dorothy Banks was elected receiving secretary and John Frynkewicz vice president of the science forum. The varsity cheer- leaders added Alfreda Ryzowicz and Irene Kulbacki to their list. Many earned the right to attend the activity party on April 28. Alvin Bufa- lini, Valentine Ciccone, and Florence Libson represented the A.H.S. in the Beaver County Band Festival. Their activities for the year were ended on May 20 at Kennywood Park. 45 Is Continuing Still Nick Perris, John Kostas, and Edward Rutkowski were elected to guide the class of '41 through their junior year. Kurt Deuschle became a member of the debate team. Mildred Spolarich was selected as the new drum major. The first twirling squad was composed ot Jo Roberta Rusnak, Irene Wenglare, Anna Mae Pribulsky, and Irene Hyshak. The cast of "Martha" included Irene Hyshak, Nick Perris, and Carl Kerch- ner. Ray Ulinski and Leo Nobile were chosen co-captains of the football team. The newly organized Junior Forum was under the direction of Kurt Deuschle, Allen Yeakel, Edward Rutkowski, and John Budimer. "Minstrel Mays" was brought to life with the help of many Juniors. Plans for aStudent Loan Association were formulated by Kurt Deuschle. The Mid-Western Band Festival, which was held in Ambridge, include Mildred Irons, Florence Libson, Allen Yeakel, and Alvin Bufalini Charlotte Taylor, Marilyn Marti, and Marcia Mann were selected as Yale-Princeton manager. Florence Libson, Estelle Hogrefe, Val Cic- cone, and Bill McHenry were chosen to assist on the yearbook committee. The Prelude to the Prom was held April 5. The Prom and picnic ended the junior school year. MR. NEWTON Top row: J. Livitski, R. Droz, W. Hodniski, N. Petris, S. Nastich, E. Greenwald, R. Wagner, J. Sura, P. Rusnak, R. Reinard, W. McCawley, A. Krol, L. Kaczynski. Middle row: E. Hickey, A. Balogh, S. Bankowski, R. Hacker, F. Libson, V. Frederick, M. Mihalich, F. Beebe, J. Salopek, J. Frynkewicz, J. Melis- sari. Bottom row: A. Samoiloff, K. Pann- tsos, E. Yacovoni, B. Psychowsk, M. Rodio, C. Taylor, I. Kulbacki, D. Trautman, A. Stepanic, V. Kon arski, H. Jones. MISS NUSSBAUM Top row: D. Double, F. Bologna, R Harriger, J, Kenstler, G. Matich, M. Yorgin, B. Bollinger, F. Dennison, T. Falso. Middle row: A. Iorfido, A. Nestor, D. McCalley, E. Neal, H. Roman, J. Svegel, D. Plofchan, P. Bendle, D. Handgis. Bottom row: B. Gordon, H. Fas- ciano, M. Heranic, A. Troshel, A. Gogal, P. Kazakos, E. Blazier, M. Herbein, G. Weasley. MR. RUBENSTEIN Top row: R. Schielroma, V. Cicrone, E. Cooper, F. Sieminski, W. Nar' kevic, R. Ulinski, J. Pribulsky, E. Sudar, W. Terry, W. Dacko, A. Stamulis, W. Vkilliams. Middle row: C. Dworakowski, J. Villella, E. Creech, A. M. Pribulsky L. Giammeria, J. Storer, E. Masal, E. Kretzler, C. Del-Dare, B. Orlowsky, M. Mejercik, R. Conti, M. Karas. Bottom row: R. Deep, J. Hasson, B. Davis, P. Davie, R. Warsack, G. Pe' r.is, J. Rusnak, C. Hrechun, H. Kata, B. J. Dandoy, M. Nestic. MISS SHAUL Top row: A. Springer, G .Sivy, T. Kubicki, E. Shorsher, F. Warner, M. Pastrick, E. Nestor, S. Kafales, W. Makowski, R. Beaman, J. Dubensyk. J. Gulish, N. Batilik. Middle row: G. Rohde, T. Hoffman, N. Furis, I. Lojek, E. Kozar, H. Yerga, J. Sterner, B. Miller, R. Ru- dek, S. Maruca, F. Morelli. Bottom row: M. Jackson, H. Karas A. Besick, C. Friedl, E. Manini, A Hlywiak, M. Marti, B. Tedrow, M Hale, C. Mosketti, V. Sapia, M. Bilo' MISS SPAHR Top row: W. Bowan, M. Shemelyo H. Szafaryn, N. Gross. M. Marmack, G. Gdula, W. Bono, M. Dudenich, J. Pastva, S. Boudros. Miccle row: J. Stasny, J. Kakias, V. Miskulin, A. Tekstar, E. Galati. M. Maydak, D. Bowan, C. Roginski, V. Zajac, E. Springer, C. Sokol. Bottom row: J. Corliss, E. Hogrefe, E. Boggs, A. Kowaleska, M. Karda. E. I-Iallas, J. Pastelak, F. Mutz, M. Sapovchak, A. Papso, I. Wenglare. MISS TREMBLEY Top row: M. Minick, J. Marr, A. Bufalini, R. Rosenberger, W. Mc- Henry, R. Gross, B. Barscyz, L. She- vechick, W. Axtell, S. Bufalini. Middle row: C. Homich, F. Kaloudi, H. Stakowitz, I. Holmes, I. Harts- wick, B. Moore, E. Ball, H. Kupetz, H. Dunda, P. German. Bottom row: P. Caputo, A. Paul, S Telega, C. Spolish, A. Belay, R. Catanzarite, J. Gaspersic, H. Sokol- owski, M. Catizone, M. Murga, M. Schmidt. MRS. TROBE Top row: S. Basalyga, L. Powell, R. Zugliani, A. Kopriva, E. Maciejewski, J. Hertnecky, M. Sudik, F. Free, J. Mattia. Bottom row: D. Provich, E. Johnston P. Michetti, M. Marovich, A. Ryzo' wicz, M. Woods, R. I-Iilger, M. Spolarirh, C. Sotyron, O. Spzak, M. Vallecorsa. MR. BINING Top row: A. Roginski, F. Secllowski, R. Bires, S. Sturey, F. Lukinivh, H. Mermelstein, W. Cummings, W. Giska, F. Klimek, G. Firkaly, J. Azaiian, S. Dmuchoski, J. Meshanko R. Cain. Middle row: V. Musi, F. Bober, W. Tarter, C. Zubik, H. Zatchey, D. Bu- nko, F. Kopczak, G. Benkowski, G. Lance, G. Hoover, G. Babalis, R. Powell, F. Nazarovitch. Bottom row: E. Shane, J. Olson, F. Trimble, J. Winterburn, E. Vanden- bord, I. Martin, R. Rubison, P. Pietraszeski, K. Suiva, S. Beglnarski, A. Gera, I Drabyk . MISS CAULEY Top row: R. Mochowski, J. Maxwell, P. Campagnoni, E. Bufalini, H. Smeltz, W. Dennerlein, P. Pawlavk, J. Stawski, M. Somar, S. Talpash, S. Perich, H. Bellas, W. Jarrup. Middle row: J. Hettish, F. Vucetirh, S. Gaona, R. Dodds, M. Minclek, E. Lov, H. Firich, J. Fairley, R. Hulet, S. Rosenbauer, H. Turrich. Bottom row: A. Rojas, J. Seneta, R. Papadeas,D. Hrynevich, G. Warner, M. Intrieri, F. WataCh,R.Srhmijt, M. Krolop, B. Olah, G. Nicklewicz. MISS CEASE Top row: J. Rosenfeld, C. Prince, J. Starr, A. Witowski, J. Hopkins, R. Barnhart, M. Sumko, L. Doroshenk, R. Sharp, E. Marlinga. E. Jasinski, E. Cuda. Mi idle row: R. Caplan, K. Onufryk, A. Mosura, M. Bycura, L. Costanza, R. Wynn, A. Zazwirsky, E. Sabol, H. Gerzzounis, F. Nenadovicl. Bottom row: M. Allen, R. Wolf, E. Hartstein, J. Shippam, M. Svach, F. Volpe, I. Masocco, D. Kovarevir, G. Larabee, A. Berrik, H. Dworakow.. ski. MR. DODDS Top row: S. McKee, L. Gaus. A. Denny, T. Podrnoras, F. Husak, L. Hill, J. Palmer, F. Verbanic, J. Span, A. Falkowski, D. Montagna, A. Krol, M. Alushin, J. Muztir. Milclle row: W. Kerin, M. Smolin- sky, C. Cook. M. Benko, A. N iskulin, K. Papinchak, E. Roman, B. Bryant, H. Jasler, T. Tedesco, J. Wood, J. Robertson, J. Puchar. Bottom row: J. Seaman, C. Konce- Wicz, W. Kretzler, S. Barkley, L. McCracken. Y. DeGrandis, V. Nick- ewicz, D. Gabriel. K. Ivkovich, C. M. Bratton, H. Dombroski, R. Waslo. MISS DUFFY Top row: E. Chalinski, A. Kalisurh, B. Hrico, A. Baronitis, J. Lazorski. J. Woytovich, W. Mickey. H. Kna- felc, D. Marsh. Middle row: J. Daubensperk, C. Droz, M. Mattern, H. Sokolowski, S Wollock, C. Dziack. T. Yaworsky, M. Gerega, A. Hladio, H. Potts, J. Pugliano. Bottom row: M. Vukovic, T. Salvati, M. Tvro, S. Syrko, J. Karas, G. Las- rala, H. Guyer, A. Amsler, A. Caracci, E. Murshetz. The Sophomore Story . . . President---R ha d H Secretary---Antho y Krol Making their debut in 1939 in this "domicile of knowledge", better known as the Senior Hi, the Sophomores were given a "hardy" if not "hearty" welcome by their upper-classmen. The newcomers who, as "freshies' ' in Junior Hi, were accustomed to "dishing it outf' rather than "taking it", found it rather tough going at first, but soon became used to the antics of the veteran inhabitants. Although made the target of the upperclassmen, the Sophomores proved that they were made of "sterner stuff." Miss Forcey, to whom the Sophomores were assigned, was at a loss to know how to handle this huge "bunch of green kids." "Time heals all," however, and the "Forcey Kids" numbering 479 in all, were soon adopted into the huge family of Ambridge Highsters. Seeming to favor the male contingency, they chose the following to head their class: Richard Hood, president, Dominic Montagna, vice-presidentg an Anthony Krol, secretary. The Sophomores turned out "full blast" and received their first im- pression of high school frolic at the Sophomore Reception, held in their honor. The "Sophomorons" fa title which the Seniors gave themj were not long in entering the social whirl and held the "Sophomore Shadow- Shuffle"-sans Seniors and Juniors! Furthermore, much to the surprise of the "uppers," the Sophomore lasses, with the greatest of ease, "snag- ged a stagv for the Leap Year Dance.: They were no slow bunch, those Sophs! Every class has its share of talented studentsg the Class of "42" was no exception. The Sophs were especially blessed with dramatic talent. In the opera "Martha" Delmar Mineard was given one of the leading roles. Raymond Boyle, Ralph Caplan, and David Barr proved their acting ability as end men in the Minstrel. Also making their debut in the Minstrel were Mary Kay Brown, Mildred Narkevic, and Elsie Bla- narik, who demonstrated that their feet had rhythm. Bill Cummings and Kenneth Hulet gave stellar performances in the light comedy "June Mad." Among the promising young artists in the Sophomore class were Louise McCracken, Edwin Kwiatanowski, and Bill Cummings. The "Rubinoff" among the Sophs was Frank Klimek, aspiring young violinist. Mary Marmack demonstrated her talent at the piano. Tak- ing an active part in oratory were Howard Mermelstein, Chester Prince, and Richard Hood. 49 Has Hardl Begun Mary Ann Ozimek was the only Sophomore cagerette to crash the Yale-Princeton line-ups. Bruce Keusch brought his camera along and acted as all-round photographer, while Billy Byers tugged along his "gee-tar.', The Sophies also boasted a line crop of athletes. The grid- iron stars were Benny Chiaverini, Paul Paletti, and George Hlopek. To the Class of '42 also goes the honor of having inaugurated the Sophomore Forum Club. Raymond Boyle was elected president, and Julia Seneta secretary. Margaret Bysura represented the Sophomores inthe Student Loan Association by acting as treasurer of the committee. Benny Chiaverini, Mike Kostas, and Joe Doyle comprised the Sopho- more board of directors. Kenneth Hulet was the only boy to receive a position on the twirling squad. One can readily understand why the Class of '39 was so eagerly wel- comed by their new alma mater. They're great kids, those Sophs! MISS FORCEY Top row: W. Arnett, V. Robovsky H. Kubicki, R. Hlista, M. Smolnery P. Keener, A. Shintoski, J. Mack J DePace, R. Palmer, W. Gebit. Middle row: A. Costanza, H. Sokol- onky, T. Falkowski, M. Garba, E. Barr, J. Nitkulinich, J. Smedley, F. Piltz, F. Russo, A. Burzese. Bottom row: C. Magclalinski, M. Izak, H. Pappas, P. Knopick, H. Miskulin, R. Werme, A. Ruppo, D. Gavlik, A. Demay, E. Kwitoski,R. Graham. MISS GRIME Top row' M. Xenos, R. Morelli, E. Kwiatanowski, A. Jakes, E. Repovsh, E. Crasanakis, J. Stoffel, J. Killian G. Farkas, A. Kurash, T. Manjak: T. Bienkowski. Middle row: P. Giammaria, R. Pat- terson, J. Sangermano, J. Dolyak, G. Mackintosh, B. Shaffer, M. Wilson R. Maney, M. Kqrelich, T. Willshier M. Gurcic, E. Sokalski, R. Hood, N, Ponevac, E. Mellott. Bottom row: A. Woloszyn, A. Kon arzyeki, E. Hamilton, A. Sepak, H Baysura, H. Klarwoski, S. Bruno, A Yeznick, S. Dodaro, B. Gatehouse G. Nowaczewski, A. Petro. n MISS HUGHES Top row: J. Paleos, S. Wagner, D Mineard, E. Evamcn, B. Hannigan S. Vladuchek, A. Kowalski, C. Kauch Middle row: C. Mehring, R. Mauk E. Beaver, R. Hudicek, V. Bajek, A Ricci, G. Ridosh, R. Bryczek, Demchak. Bottom row: R. Good, M. Kennedy M. s. Curtis,4C. Mihaiisen, s. Krayi nyk, B. Nesbitt, T. Blough, R. Mar' shall. MISS MATTESON Top row: J. Athens, H. Bielski, S. Skapik, W. Ivkovich, B. McNamara, J. Gerle, B. Keusch, V. Sniady, R. Kuhni. Middle row: V. Pisano, E. Raymer, A. Derochis, B. Byers, A. Falso, M. Maletic, A. Janicki, G. Steebner, G. Hlopek, G. Panutsos, P. Sadowy. Bottom row: A. Radich, V. Wess, J. Koczera, V. DiMacio, M. Gatehouse, M. Pellegrini, B. Date, M. K. Brown, H. Bartolac, M. Norkovir. MISS ROBB Top row: S. Dziack, C. Leseiko, B. Chiaverini, R. Furman, E. Hrico, B. Martin, D. Barr, N. Oleksa, A. Rai- naldi, E. Supe, G. ShuHay. Middle row: J. Goodman, W. Rykau czewski, F. Miedeanner, 1. Hodniski F. Otrahalik, D. Antonelli, E. Mushv inski, E. Wagner, J. Boudros, J. Davie, E. Kon. Bottom row: M. Marmack, M. Mor- sillo, M. Samangy, R. Engstrom, A. Solomich, E. Rubel, M. Karas, M. Bizic, A. Medianowski, J. Gerle, K. Poutous. MR. ROBB Top row: M. Syrko, T. Wrobleski. S. Locke, W. Hronas, R. Davie, E, Kasper, L. Laughlin, R. Erwin, C. Kopriva, J. Regney, F. Grandinetti, T. Furness. Middle row: J. Storer, R. Boyle, J. T. Furness. Middle row: J. Storer, R. Boyle, J. Barr, G. Kraus, H. Pitaka, V. Avers, M. Owens, E. Giammaria, J Wachtel, F. Veroniese, F. Skocich. Bottom row: M. Thomas. B. J. Steele, H. Evamko, M. Walgus, Napoleon, A. Santry, G. Leise, S Pzysuchowski, J. Mellott, D. Cherich, D. Hovanec. MR. SNYDER Top row: E. Gagliardi, D. Rittlema, S. Gurmusa, E. Smedley, A. Hryno- wich, A. Delach, E. Lockhart, H Brezinski, J. Cola, E. Santry. Middle row: R. Paar, F. Essek, B Levy, H. Scarpone, E. Klimkowski, D. Rengowski, M. Stewart, M. Cur- tis, J. Bayorek, M. Kostas. Bottom row: V. Habich, J. Kraw- Czyk, B. Felton, I. Babik, M. Ozimek, S. Topolewski, H. Midzianowsky, D. Negrey, B. Golden, R. Blosser. var W wa 'K f- 12 if I MA? 1? s Q K ' ,ff 3? PRESENTING BOOK Mau! gdtdcfet STUDENT SENATE Top row: E. Supe, L. Wagner, C. Ross, K. Deuschle, N. Perris E. Vandenbord, D. Irons, B. Rogoff, R. Wagner, M. Pastrick, W Cummings. W. McHenry, N. Athens, J. Athens, W. Arnett. Middle row: R. Hetherington, E, Moran, S. Wollock. M. Spolarich I. Hyshak, V. Wolfe, J. Shippam, A. McAllister, J. Mellott, J C Senata, R. Hood. R. Mauk, N. Hlesta. Bottom row: Miss Matteson, sponsor, D. Banks, O. jarowey, R Blosser, A. Gogal, L. McCracken, L. J. Howarth, E. Hogrefe, C Shoop, E. Urda, B. Rae, E. Masal. Gurselves The plan of self-government in Ambridge High is carried out by a group of students known as the Student Senate. This year the group, which was formerly known as the Student Council, adopted the name Student Senate. The Senate is composed of the presidents of each home- room and class, with a faculty adviser appointed by the principal. The members of the Senate must maintain a grade of B- or above in four subjects. The officers of the Senate this past year were Donald Irons, president, Bernard Rogoff, vice presidentg Agnes McAllister, secretary, and Miss Ruth Matteson, adviser. The Senate chooses the committee members and chairmen who make up the student committee system used in our school. The chairmen are appointed by the president with the approval of the Senate, while the committee members are nominated and voted on by the entire Senate. The eleven committees are Assembly, Club, Social,Homeroom, Boys' Sports, Bulletin Board, Scholarship, Finance, Usher, Publicity, and Lost and Found. Their work culminates at the end of the year in an activity party given for all students participating in school activities. This party is planned annually by the Senate. The major accomplishments of the Senate during this past year were the establishment of an honor study hall in which students study without faculty supervision, the formation of the Ambridge High School Student Loan Association, a plan for student controlled assemblies, and a special bureau to investi- gate damage to school property. It has been found that with able leader- ship student self-governrnent can be a successful project. 56 As Leadership And Scholarship Unite Scholarship, leadership, character, and service are the four cardinal principles upon which the National Honor Society is based. On April 1, the high school faculty cast their votes for aspiring candidates. They marked the students as indispensible, recommended, not known, or dis- approved. Only those who ranked in the upper third of the class were eligible for membership. Votes were tabulated by the sponsor, Mr. Serene, and a special committee of teachers. The fifty-six members of this year's chapter of the National Honor Society of Ambridge High School were installed in May at an impressive and appropriate ceremony, during which the four principles were ex- plained. On the roster are Marguerite Antonelli, Harvey Burr, Alice Eielski, Andrew Bires, Doris Buchanan, Cleo Bloom, Kenneth Canonge, Dennis Carroll, Ray Clerc, Sophia Demay, john Dnistran, Betty Droz, Caroline Droz, William Droz, Helen Druzisky, Robert Duzy, Madolyn Fletcher, Theodore F rynkewicz, Helen Halaban, Carolyn Hamrlik, Harold Hartling, Reed Hetherington, Nick Hlesta, Paul Hoko, Robert Holets, Lois Jeanne Howarth, Donna Hughes, Donald Irons, Dan Karas, George Kisiday, Michael Kraynyk, Helen Kruss, Paul Kuncio, John Kurelich, Carolyn Lambie, Elizabeth Maceross, Dorothy Mann, Agnes McAllister, Betty Mae McCracken, Rosemary McCrory, Dorothy Moore, Eugene Moran, Grace Palmer, Chester Rosenbauer, Bernard Rogoff, Georgiana Soboslay, Nancy Stauffer, Gilda Steianacci, Olga Towcimak, John Thom, Elizabeth Urda, Eugene Vandenbord, Ann Vernak, Betty Vlasic, Veronica Vlasic, and Lester Wagner. Officers were selected at the first meeting. Those chosen were Olga Towcimak, presi- dentg Michael Kraynyk, vice presidentg Donna Hughes, secretary- treasurer. Membership in the National Honor Societyiis a challenge, for it marks those honored individuals as outstanding, and sets a standard for them to uphold. Class of 1940 members have pledged themselves to go forth from A.H.S. striving continually to serve, to lead, and to build character. 57 We SILHOUETTE Top row: M. Marmack, L. Johnson, V. Vlasic, D. Moore, B. Hrico, G. Sivy, H. Mermelstein, R. Clerc, K. Canonge, A. Raeburn, N. Gross, D. Irons, R. Holets, C. Droz, C. Hamr- lik, O. Jarowey, H. Nelick, R. Ford B. Droz. Middle row: Miss Trembley, co- sponsor, I. Lojeck, M. Bowan, E. Vandenbord, T. Willshier, J. Ship- pam, L. McCracken, R. Graham, T. Vasilik, O. Towcimak, J. Tahey, N. Stauffer, G. Stefanacci, C. Lambie, A. Bielski, A. McAllister, Miss Kozak. Bottom row: D, Banks, F. Libson, D. Mann, M. Irons, M. K. Brown, E Hallas, B. Goerman, E. Masal, H. Cominsky, E. Hogrefe, M. Mann, L. J. Howarth, B. Pisano, B. M. Mc- Cracken, D. Cherich, B. Shaffer. SILHOUETTE Top row: J. Winterburn, W. Barkley. K. Hulet, C. Ross, W. Cummings, B. Rogoff, R. Hetherington, W. Mc- Henry, R. Wagner, L. Iwler, C. Ker- chner, D. Barr, R. Miles, R. Conti, E. Mellott, P. Kazakos. Middle row: B. Vlasic, M. Pendak, T. Blough, M. Catizone, J. Rubel, E. Rubel, H. Taggart, S. Demay, H. Englehardt, B. Tedrow, H. Rosen- steel, A. Kowaleska, A. Jaroway, E Leppek, B. Vignere. Bottom row: D. Hovanec, M. Mi- halik, A. Gogal, A. Mosura, A. De- may, A. Amsler, D. Troutman, B. Dewar, M. Kapusta, J. Len, B. Levy, I, Martin, M. Wood, P. Caputo, G. Macintosh, C. Panutsos, D. Erdelyn. Students especially interested in journalism make up the staff ofthe Silhouette, which is sponsored by Miss McNees and Miss Trembley. This is the largest organization in the school. Its purpose is to publish tri-weekly, a school newspaper. A prospective staff member must have the recommendation of his English teacher and must write a try-out article assigned by the sponsor. If the article is satisfactory, the student becomes a reporter. Writing, editing, typing, soliciting advertising, and proof reading are a few of the jobs which must be done before the paper is printed. The distribut- ing of the paper, the duty of the circulation staff, comes last. A tribute should be paid to the "makers and doers" of the A.H.S. journal, the Silhouette. High feeling among the students, determination of class officers and student senators, the efforts of senior class adviser, Miss Althauser, and assurance of iinancial stability influenced Dr. Smith in his decision to allow the class of '40 to publish a yearbook. Assisted by a committee of teachers, Miss Althauser selected an able staff. Each senior room was represented by at least one staff member. Nancy Stauffer, editor-in- chief, worked with her assistants directing staff activities. Hub of the yearbook's wheel of progress was room 315, senior headquarters. Be- cause willing helpfulness was the by-word of every staffster, that wheel moved swiftly and smoothly. 58 X fi Z Yew" QM IQ 13 And Take Part in During the three years which we have spent in high school, we seniors have participated in many dramatic productions. The first opportunity which we had as sophomores to appear behind the footlights was in the all-school play "Charm Schooln. The two selected as members of the cast were Carolyn Lambie and Helen Drobnak. Their fine performances helped make the play a definite hit. After our "hegira" from the old building, our dramatic program was stimulated by new equipment and better facilities. Shakespeare's comedy, "Twelfth Night" was the all-school play that year. Sir Toby Belch, portrayed by Bernard Rogoff, and Sir Andrew Aguecheek, played by Eugene Vandenbord, created a sensation by their antics. Other Class of '40 members in the supporting cast were Carolyn Lambie, Ray Clerc, Kenneth Canonge, Robert Duzy, James Taggart, and Don Irons. The first opera in the history of our high school was produced in No- vember of our senior year, when the music department presented "Martha". The seniors in the principal roles were Marguerite Anton- elli, Mildred Bowan, Eugene Vandenbord, Carmen Ross, and Robert Duzy. Many seniors were included in the mixed chorus. The opera was a musical and financial success. Mr. McWhorter's plan of presenting 'outside' programs at a cost of only two cents per student was introduced and proved to be very suc- cessful. Among the programs of this type were a glass blower, a wrestler, a magician, and several lecturers. Dramatics 1 if .1 4 A ' J J W .1 'J . -J I , Ill! ff' I 1 I A Singers In the First Ope a I A H S A previously untried type of school production was inaugurated with the presentation of "Minstrel Days". This, the first all-student pro- duction, was directed by Dorothy Mann and James Klimek. The music and program arrangement was done entirely by students. Reed Hether- ington was a perfect interlocutor and foil for the gags of the senior end- men, Andrew Bires, Bernard Rogoff, Kenneth Canonge, and Eugene Vandenbord. ' A novelty play, "Pierrot and Pierrette", was given in assembly by members of the dramatic class. Cleo Bloom was a charming Pierrette and Donald Irons a conceited Pierrot. Ray Clerc portrayed the role of matchmaker. Another assembly play presented by Miss Lee's dramatics class was "Box and Cox", a one act comedy, one of the most enjoyable programs of the year. Donald Irons, Ray Clerc, and Marguerite Antonelli com- prised the all-senior cast. "June Mad', the all-school play, climaxed the 1940 dramatics pro- gram. The four seniors who had stellar roles were Elizabeth Urda, Steve Sabol, Reed Hetherington, and Carmen Ross. The trials and tribu- lations of high school students were enacted and finally solved, but only after many comic situations had arisen. This play culminated the dra- matic activities of our class. 61 We Study Vocal And Instrumental In addition to our extensive vocational program, Ambridge High is proud of its music department. This department numbering over three hundred students, includes the choral group, the orchestra, music ap- preciation classes, and the band. In the choral group there are two hundred and fifty vocal students. Of these students, the forty best are selected by Miss Parson to become members of the Madrigal Club, and from this select group are chosen those students who participate in forensic contests. The entire club took part in the Midwestern Chorus and sang for the Music Club and the Woman's Club. Senior members provided baccalaureate and com- mencement music. The Men's Glee Club, also a part of the choral group, is selected by Miss Parson. One hundred students of Miss Par- son's vocal classes participated in the outstanding project of the music department, the presentation of the opera, "Martha". An ensemble, consisting of fifteen voices, an octet, a male quartet and a soprano soloist, were selected for forensic competition at California,Pennsylvania. The ensemble, including Margurite Antonelli, Dorothy Banks, Elizabeth Urda, Mildred Bowan, Eva Waslo, Lois Johnson, Catherine Shoop, Carolyn Lambie, Robert Duzy, Nick Perris, Carl Kerchner, Eugene Vandenbord, Kenneth Canonge, Carmen Ross, and Joe Jezewski placed first. The octet, with Marguerite Antonelli, Irene Hyshak, Sara Baiardo, Lois Johnson, Katherina Babich, Robert Kartychak, Steve Sabol, and Kenneth Canonge placed second, as did the quartet comprised of Car- men Ross, Nick Perris, Eugene Vandenbord, and Joe jezewski. Our soprano soloist, Marguerite Antonelli gained fourth place. In addition to her choral groups, Miss Parson conducts music appreciation classes. The students of these classes study the lives and works of famous com- posers and learn to appreciate beautiful music. Mr. McCormick conducts the high school orchestra consisting of thirty pieces. The orchestra provides music for the high school plays, commencement exercises, and special assemblies. Under Mr. McCormick also is our high school band of seventy members, including the drum major, a twirling squad, and color bearers. The highlight of the 1940 band program was the Midwestern Band Festival of March 15-17. More than one hundred and fifty students from twenty-two different high schools came to Ambridge for this fete. Seven musicians represented our band in the festival. As a fitting climax to the three days of band activities, Mr. McCormick was elected president of the Midwestern Dis- trict Band Association. 6? E x ,M -M 9'-"M""x'3"'Jf' f ,E v V ,. ...f 8 k Q' ' ww- ,ww-'i' M "' M A A' sw ., W W 1 'i , g yyb- V, iw' V hr' 'E , E ' 4 , W 5 QL 'H KQHRQ if I K kkL', y , 5? 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A ft? 5 'Q V ng' si 2 2 V A V Q 51:2 ,1"' We Learn To Express Ourselves The 1940 Ambridge High School debate team, composed of affirma- tive, Donald Irons and Bernard Rogoffg and negative, Kurt Deuschle and Allen Yeakel, had a highly successful season, winning two county championship titles and taking second place in the Pennsylvania Divi- sion, National Forensic League. Early in the season Ambridge won the Washington County Cham- pionship by defeating Donora High. One of their outstanding triumphs was the victory over Cleveland Shaw, the Ohio high school team which placed fifth in the nationals in 1939. After defeating four Beaver County teams, their consequent county championship qualified them for Forensic League competition at Penn State, April 13-15. Here, the affirmative team defeated Waynesburg, East Pike Run, State College, and Monesson. The negative team de- feated Waynesburg, California, and Saint Vincent, but was defeated by Monesson. By winning second place in the Pennsylvania District con- tests, the A.H.S. debaters became eligible to compete in the national finals at Terre Haute, Indiana, April 29 to May 3 . A compilation of the seasonis record shows that the affirmative won 13, lost 1, and participated in 11 non-decision debates. The negative won 13, lost 3, and participated in 12 non-decision contests. 64 And To Spend Our Leisure Wisely They Pl Ou Club Sched le In addition to power of expression, worthy use of leisure time is taught through the club program of our school. The wide variety of clubs en- ables each student to choose one which particularly appeals to him. At the beginning of the school term, this is signified by Iirst, second, and third choice on a club slip. The club committee assigns a definite num- ber to each club. First choice is respected as far as the individual quota permits. Tuesday is oliicial club day. Each club meets in its designated room, and the meeting is conducted by the oiiicers. Parliamentary procedure is used in conducting club meetings. Miss Cauley, club supervisor, is assisted in her work by the club com- mittee, Ralph Wagner, chairman, Lounell Boggs, Helen Halaban, Do- lores Goscinski, Carol Armington, Michael Kraynyk, Evelyn Hallas, Regina Hilger, Mildred Petkash, Madolyn Fletcher, Richard Barnhart Dorothy Cherich, Dorothea Hovanec, Elsie Blanarik, and George Sivy. Among the many duties of the committee are the collecting ofthe ab- sentee slips, assigning students to club, and planning new clubs. Clubs help train members for future vocations. Silhouette prepares high school students for the field of journalism. Those interested in the aerial profession gain experience through membership in the airplane club. The newly formed Future Teachers' Club supplies valuable in- formation to those who wish to make teaching their career. Ambridge is noted for its democratic club system. In fact, there are two clubs which have no faculty supervision. Student sponsors have entire charge of the meetings of both Fencing and Photography Clubs. We are very proud of our varied and extensive club program. 6.5 ur Club Activities Train Miss Feick's Girl Reserves stand for cheerfulness of service and ex- cellence of character. Among other activities directed by President Rosemary McCrory have been scrapbook making and hiking. Repre- sentatives of the A.H.S. chapter attended one of two Girl Reserve con- ferences in Wheeling, West Virginia, and one in Springfield, Ohio. Because of its high scholastic entrance requirement and its sincerely educational purpose, the Local Historical Society, sponsored by Miss Cauley, is one of Ambridge High's most revered institutions. The so- ciety is sponsoring an attempt to restore Logstown and has been invited by Allegheny Archeological Chapter No. 1 to participate in a scientific exploration of that same early settlement. Other club undertakings have been a preparation of genealogical data charts, a trip to Washington, D. C., and the annual banquet held on April 30. Miss Lee's newly organized Radio Club is an active group. During the past year the members, with the aid of their President Jack Rosen- field, collected material on "the anatomy of radio." Other projects were the construction of a radio set and a trip to Station W.J.A.S. in Pitts- burgh. During football season, the Varsity Club, sponsored by Mr. Ruben- stein, studies and practices new grid plays, while during basketball season a similar program is carried out in the Hoof sport. Mistakes made in past games are reviewed, and plans are made to correct them. To il- lustrate his ideas, Coach occasionally uses diagrams and movies. For Service! . . . Girl Reserves Club 66 , ,isles 1 AV ,. Wm Q . , . , www www'-:':fQffi"fw TLTMTQ Mil, I f im 3, ,W Ln,L..L,, Lh,V V ,. , ? . if YI ! 5 A k J yrrl A A ,, 5 E E M :she , i 33 'if 7 5 With Their Hearts In Song . . . Popular Songs Club Strike! . . . Bowling Club Attention Please . . . Future Tearhers' Club My, what a shot! . . . Phntn Club l Dramatic Life And Some of our best warblers belong to the Popular Songs Club. Mr. McWhorter sponsors the canary clan, which, with its 125 students, boasts a larger membership than any other club. A valuable member is Mary Marmack, the pianist. Mr. Arnett's Bowling Club is divided into leagues and teams, with live or six people on each team. The team which wins the greatest num- ber of games during a thirty week schedule becomes the champion and wins the prize. Miss Forcey sponsors the "children's" forum. The object of this group is to discuss questions of interest to the Sophs. Ray Boyle is chairman and his right-hand man, or rather, woman, is Julia Seneta. There are thirty-five members in this club at present. However, a de- cided increase is expected next year. The Future Teachers' Club was organized at student request. Miss Fey, sponsor, selects for discussion among the members topics which pertain to teaching. As yet the club has a small membership, but hopes for a larger enrollment in 1941. The student sponsored Photography Club was organized by Bruce Keusch and is dedicated to the proposition that what our school needs is more and better look-at-the-birdie fellows. Among their '40 projects was Silhouette and Minstrel picture work. The Game Club gives many champions an opportunity to shine in their favorite contests of skill. The purpose of the club is to develop sports- manship. Ping-pong, bridge, five hundred, and Chinese checkers are some of the more popular games. Mr. Taggart, sponsor, charges each person a small fee at the beginning of the year for the upkeep of these games. The club is made up of forty-one highsters. It's My Jump . . . Game Club 69 Participation in Civic Tri-Sig Club, under the sponsership of Mr. Bining, aims to teach its members how to enjoy themselves socially. To be eligible for member ship, a student must be able to cooperate with other members. To criticize other students' writing and to improve one's own writing- are the objectives of the "Quill Club", sponsored by Miss Kerchner. Voluntary writing previous to application for membership is the only requirement. Poems, stories, and'sketches are criticized during club period. Those writings which are considered best are included in the Quill Magazine which is published several times yearly. The Science Forum, under the direction of Mr. Benkert, promotes an interest in science. It supplies an opportunity to discuss scientific pro- gress and aims to contribute to science programs of the school. The members provide movies and promote trips and projects of a scientific nature. Among its many undertakings during the past year have been a field trip to Pittsburgh and the construction of a telescope. The Shorthand Club, sponsored by Miss Miller, gives an opportunity for advanced commercial students to try out for awards. The fraternal name of the club is the "Order of Gregg Students". Mildred Shaw re- ceived an award for typing fifty words a minute. Archery enthusiasts, following the example of their Sherwood ancestor, Robin Hood, have taken to the woods. Mr. Rice and President Charles Cain have directed the making of bows, arrows, and targets during the past few months, and now nature claims them for bull's eye practices and contests. l 70 . ,L pu. 0 W? A' if 1 'Q 1 ,, fm y .Q 'mi wi gg I We f lv Qi iff as 1 Q : 152 F' .:,, f 1 J ,, g ,mis ,. ., W 4 4. i 5 iw 5 ' fi ff 'W' Q if ' 'f 1 g 2 1 ? U 3, .K 4 w x ff 11- 1' fi sf ,gmw-y ,3xf,23' 5 bw.. .5 up 2 IA a+ ,Q PM ia K if as X ?'3f-ffg I r 7 -- G A y 'E :':' 1 E44 fig? 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A lb' E A ' wmwiig? 5 , """""""' ,, , , , l"Af 572 "" 3 W 1 , i ' 2 ' V fr", . Q Ang ffl, A 'ig 1 N Q M .,.A V ,,-- 1 ' - 3A 'AL -AA ' .,. , 2 M39 ., A , f K M 4 - . i'mg., W ' w V . ,. , x -' ,MSL f Q: A AA , . .E "- sq ffl Hobby Lobby Hobby Club Pursue Old Hobbies The members of Miss Duffy's Language Club are compiling a source book of French and Italian painters, statesmen, actors, and actresses. Throughout the year minute plays are given in French and Latin. The purpose of the group is to further the members' knowledge of Latin and French culture. The Leaders' Club, sponsored by Miss Spahr, has as its members girls who excel in athletics, character, and service. During meetings, these "sports in shorts," presidented by Jeanette Zwatty, are taught routine gym work so that they may assist the instructors during class periods. This year, by means of several money-making projects, they purchased garnet and gray uniforms. Closely connected with the Leaders' Club is the Junior Leaders' Club, under the sponsorship of Miss Hughes. The Fencing Club, a comparatively new group, sponsored by Bill Kiernan, Paul Stewart, Donald Musgrave, and Lester Wagner, is devot- ed to the objective study and active practice of fencing, the sport of kings. The soil enthusiasts of Miss Shaul's Gardening Club do very interest- ing work. Discussions of newspaper articles in horticultural subjects are carried on during club periods. Other activities include the study of various cut flower arrangements and the conducting of question bees. The girls made a trip to Phipps Conservatory, Pittsbutgh. Novel craftsmanship is the work of the Hobby Club, sponsored by Mr. Robb. Beaded pocket books, bracelets, and rings are some of the things made by the girls. The boys made leather belts and watch fobs. 73 Or Take Up New The College Research group devotes itself to the objective study of the many different types of business and academic colleges. Under the direction of Miss Cease, sponsor, and Harvey Burr, president, the club has compiled a virtual gold mine of information by collecting catalogs and pamphlets. Students having questions concerning colleges may be- come associate members, and frequent meetings are held to supply the requested information. The Chess Club holds contests among all the members to determine the champion. Leo Kokoski became "King of Chess" in the Ambridge High School after a strenuous battle with Eugene Moran, the former champion. The club, sponsored by Mr. Dodds, played and defeated Sewickley High during the year. On the basis of scholarship and leadership, the efficient library assistants are chosen. This organization has been changed from an extra-curricular activity to a classroom credit subject. One of the projects this year was the completion of a file of catalogues from every college and university in the United States. The members of Miss Robb's Chef Club enjoy numerous activities during the club period. Among these are learning simple techniques of food preparation, proper selection and care of clothing, and good man- ners. A tour through the Heinz Plant gave the boys first hand infor- mation concerning the future for chefs in commercial food industries. The Boxing-Wrestling Club, sponsored by Mr. Serene, is developing skill in these sports among the "Cyclone Kids" of the high school. Dur- ing club meetings boxing and wrestling matches are held in the gym. One night each week is set aside for those especially interested. 74 Looking Forward . . . College Research Club HCS Your Move . . . Chess Club Dale Due . . . Library Staff Soup's On . . . Chef Club Lead With Your Left . . . Boxing and Wrestling Club The land aviators of Mr. Keusch's Aero Club are our most inventive clubsters. The fellows, under President Henry Jocz, work hard design- ing and building model airplanes. They have sponsored several exhi- bition contests, and a few active members have entered state and national model clipper contests with success. Mrs. Trobe's Art Club meets weekly in our studios on the third Hoor. Because her brief program of making visual aids for class rooms was a success, Mrs. Trobe intends further developing the plan. Soap sculp- turing, fashion designing, and cartooning are among the other projects which members have done. 76 For Art's Sake With Wings . . . Aero Club Art Club These People Do Things Right This Way. . . Usher Comm Hee Pop! Candy! Chewing Gum! . . . Refreshment Committee Planning Progrzms . , . Assembly Committee 11's Fun to Count , . . P 'mre Comm ttee Students are given many opportunities to participate in administering our school activities through the eleven committees which are con- trolled by the Student Senate. Each committee has the assistance of a faculty adviser. The Assembly, Usher, and Finance Committees are sponsored by Mr. McWhorter with Eugene Vandenbord, Virginia Wolfe, and Bernard Rogoff, respectively, as chairmen. The Boys' Sports Com- mittee is under the supervision of Mr. Serene. The Bulletin Board Com- mittee is headed by Miss Cease, with Olga Jarowey as chairman. Miss Cauley is in charge of clubs, and Ralph Wagner is chairman. The Home Room Committee is directed by Mr. Bining and Dorothy Banks. Miss Duffy and Lester Wagner supervise the work done by the Scholarship Committee. The Social Committee functions under the chairmanship of Catherine Shoop and the sponsorship of Miss Shaul. Mr. Keusch is in charge of the Publicity Committee, and Richard Hood is his assistant. Mr. Axtell directs the Stage Squad with the help of Captain Eugene Moran and co-Captain Paul Kuncio. 77 Camera Viewing These Care Sponsored by Mr. Benkert, the Safety Patrol is one ofthemost impor- tant groups in Ambridge High School. It is concerned with the safety of the students in front of the school, at nearby crossings, and at the For Our driveways. During the football season, special patrol groups are on duty. Our efficient safety program results for cooperation of this group. Safgty The officers of the outside patrol are as follows: captain, Carmen Rossg lieutenants, Dan Karas, George Benko, Robert Bucci, and Pete Riccardi, sergeants, Edward Ochman, Steve Matuch, Frank Pavla- kovich, Fred Perich, Rudy Breletic, and Joe Stasny. Oflicers of the in- side patrol are as follows: captain Nancy Staufferg lieutenant, Pauline Tallarita: sergeants, Lounell Boggs, Donna Hughes, and Lois Jeanne Howarth. These patrolmen are always willing to lend a helping hand. Top row: G. Gaydos, J. Pappas, F. Ziolkowski, J. Ruttner, A. Hertnecky, J. Hudson, R. Holets, R. Martin, L. Perna, S. Teleshak, E. Nester, J. Maruca, S. Sabol, J. Stazny. Fourth rowi A. Springer, S. Matuch, B. Droz, G. Springer, J. Frankivicz, C. Stine, B. Barsyz, G. Stine, J. Kakias, E. Hickey, P. Benflle, J. Rotolo, E. Blanarik, A. Iorfido, F. Pavlakovich, F. Libscm, S. Feick. Third row' S. Baiardo, A. Rosso, N. Stauffer, B. Dewar, D. Stroebel, A. Wolicki, M. Fletcher, E. Kubia, R. McCrory, G. Gdula, H. Szafaryn, T. Evanko, S. Bruno, D. Moore, H. Druzisky, E. Waslo, A. Gogal, A. Lucaric, L. Tew, H. Rosensteel. Second row: M. Kapusta, P. Tallarita, H. Riggs, B. Bucka, A. Bruno, P. Capuio, E. Boggs, E. Hogrefe, M. Woods, D. Mann, D. Hughes, L. Boggs, L. J. Howarth, C. Hamrlik, A. Mihalic, B. Orler, M. Karda, M. Marti. Bottom row: T. Rytel, E. Ochman, F. Perich, R. Bucci, Mr. Benkert' sponscr, C. Ross, G. Benko, G. Eaholtz, N. Colville, O. D'Mail0, E. Gagliardi, P. Riccardi. .MTW PRESENTING BOOK wv. ez E ? xv WW . . 4 fbvw 1 I-I I lm ,,. 1 W... N.. K.,-m ,,X , 5 i ' 3-7 f 6, L, r if - 7 is' 1 I .FT-' . I 3 mv .fygg F? L 5 2 , VE' Y L' 'WI I ii L, ' ' X .A , Y' . W mn, . k"kk .e!1!A.ffz , VVZL ,, VT ,V, ,gf LV., X , fm .f,.,,.m K K 1 Rowley Rubens As County Champs We Displayed Courage On The Gridiron THE COACHING STAFF D. Snyder t n-head coach J. Hlesta RECORD FOR 1939 A.H.S. Opponents 13 Erie Tech 0 34 Monaca 0 27 McKees Rocks 0 12 New Brighton 0 21 Beaver Falls 13 13 Aliquippa 7 14 Rochester 0 19 Midland 0 0 Jeannette 6 1 53 26 The A. H. S. football season started off with a bang as the Garnet and Gray aggregation upset the powerful Erie Tech eleven by a score of 13-0. The boys from up north never threatened our goal,whi1e the Bridgers kept the ball marching down the Held most of the afternoon. Halfback Rakas opened the Bridgers' scoring on a reverse from Ray Ulinski. Our second touchdown was made by Chester Kamzelski. Running our visitors ragged with reverses and laterals, A.H.S. sound- ly trounced Monaca, 34-O. The Bridgers kept their opponents backing up during most of an extremely warm afternoon. Monaca succeeded in making 1 first down, while Ambridge chalked up 13. The scoring was divided among Rakas, Ulinski, Karas, Spadefore, Paletti, and Hlopek. The following Saturday, the Garneteers played host to the strong team from McKees Rocks, and paced by Anthlony Rakas, who scored twice, A.H.S. won its third straight, 27-0. 82 -f . BML. 5 zirifffa-i,.. , Once again it was the "Great Wall," the Ambridge line, which con- stantly thrust the Rox backward. Yardage gained was heavy for our boys, while McKees Rocks found it very tough to gain ground. The quest for football honors was continued as A.H.S. travelled to Reeves Stadium and overpowered New Brighton, 12-O. The game was not spectacular, for there were few lengthy gains. The Bridgers scored both touchdowns following 65 yard marches, Ray Ulinski and George Hlopek finally going over. The comparison of teams can more fairly be shown inthe fact that N. B. made only 3 first downs, while the Bridgers measured off 13. Four straight! The "Great Wall of A.H.S.," heretofore unscored on, finally permitted an opponent to see what it looked like beyond the last white line. Bea- ver Falls became the first team to regislter a score against the Bridgers when a wide-awake Tiger scooped up a blocked punt and raced across, standing up. However, the rest of the game was all Ambridge, and the final score showed Ambridge 215 Beaver Falls 13. Five straight! The Garnet and Gray of Ambridge met and defeated the Red and Black of Aliquippa on October 28, 13-7. In the first half, Ambridge dis- played the power for which it is known, as the Bridgers kept the ball deep in "Quippa" territory during the entire canto. It was Ray Ulinski who climaxed two of the Ambridge drives with touchdown plunges. Aliquippa turned aggressor in the second half and the Bridgers were victorious only after they had staved off a late rally. Score: 13-7. Six straight! FOOTBALL Top row: B. Cheriavini, R. McCreary, A. Janicki, R. Beaman, A. Macxejewski A Monton W Dacko F Tahey. Third row: Asst. Coach Snyder, C. Spadafore, J. Leach, C. Kamzelski S Nastich C Brzezmski P Palletti E. Sippel, A. Rakas, G. Kisiday, W. Mel-Ienry, Head Coach Rubenstein Second row: M. Kostas, J. Kostas, J. Budimer, D. Karas, F. Killian, Capt Carroll A Bites R Ulinski L Nobile J. Skeba, C. Karas. First row: C. Matievich, F. Sedlowski, E. Rotolo, F. Pavlakovich, J Jezewskx J Lazorski E Shorsher A Shintoski, T. Kubicki, J. Gerle. 83 These Fifteen Fouvht Hard Dan Karas Andrew Bires Anthony Monton Anthony Rakas Frank Pavlakovich George Kisiday Dennis Carroll, Cap t. Stanley Naltich LE TTERMEN 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 84 Carl Spadafore Chester Brzezinski John Leach Frank Killian joe Jezcwski Franklin Tahey Chester Kamzelski i To Win Us Glory The Bridgers defeated Rochester, 14-0 the following Saturday. The Rams pro- vided some real competition for a while, but the Garneteers were the better team. Ray Ulinski continued his great scoring drive as he registered both touchdowns. Once again it was the "Great Wall of A.H.S." that featured the game. Seven straight! Displaying more power than they had shown throughout the season, Coach Rubenstein's gridders snowed Midland under, 19-0, on November 4, to win the Beaver County champion- ship. Nearly 8,000 fans witnessed the dazzling array of reverses which com- pletely baffled the Midland Leopards. A.H.S. piled up 17 first downs to Mid- land's 6, and gained almost three times as much yardage. Ray Ulinski scored the first two touchdowns, and in so doing, won the county scoring title with 48 points. Anthony Rakas registred the Bridgers' final score, which placed him third with 42 points. This game finished the regular season for Am- bridge. The Garneteers had the splendid record of 8 wins and 0 defeats, making them one of the two undefeated Class AA teams in Western Pennsylvania. These 8 straight wins brought Coach Rubenstein's record at Ambridge to 78 won, 14 lost, and 5 tied in 11 years. The 1939 Bridgers were his sixth un- beaten team here at Ambridge. But then came Waterloo! On No- vember 25, 1939, A.H.S. met Jeannette in the Clairton Stadium for the Cham- pionship of Western Pennsylvania. The Jaw Hawks struck viciously on the first play, sending their fleet little quarter- back straight through the Bridgers for 95 yard touchdown runback of the open- ing kickoff. That jaunt spelled DOOM for Ambridge. The Bridgers battled for the rest of the game, but could not cross Jeannette's goal line. The game ended 6-0. Thus, another of Ambridge High's great grid teams passes into history, but not into oblivion. The names ofthe '39 Bridgers will live long in the hearts of Ambridge folk. Especially to be re- membered by his classmates will be Captain "Champ" Carroll, who, even though his body was not able, never- theless led his team into every combat with the spirit of a great leader. BASKETBALL Top row: Coach Rubenstein, Mr. Howarth, J. Dubensky, R. Ulinski, C. Kamzelski, L. Nobile, Dr. Smith, N. Hlesta. Bottom row: E. Narkevic, C. Jurkowski, A. Matika, Captain Kubec, P. Gutowski, J. Papasodero, A. Monton. Ambridge Opponents 42 Monaca 1 5 3 7 Leetsdale 1 9 35 Erie Academy 35 49 Taylor Alderdice 18 43 McKeesport 42 40 Donora 4 2 29 Erie Academy 34 19 Beaver Falls 1 7 30 New Castle 24 33 Butler 2 5 46 New Brighton 22 4 1 Ellwood City 2 9 2 7 Aliquippa 2 5 Q 2 2 Beaver Falls 21 13 New Castle 1 7 4 7 Butler 2 1 3 5 New Brighton 1 9 45 Ellwood City 28 30 Aliquippa 2 6 1 7 Charleroi 2 6 Our Cagers Won The On Tuesday, December 5, the Garnet and Gray Bridgers opened what proved to be a most successful season by wallop- ing Monaca, 42-15. Fittingly enough, it was Captain Anthony Kubek who scored Ambridge's first point of the 1939-40 campaign. High-scoring "Rus- ty" Jurkowski sank the first Held goal. Leetsdale was our second victim. A.H.S. had little trouble in winning, 37-19. Ambridge met the powerful Erie Academy live at Erie in contest number three, and neither team was victorious. After an extra period, the game was called a tie, 35-35. A.H.S. won the next two, beating Taylor Alderdice 49-18, and McKees- port, 43-42 Section III Title Donora gave Ambridge its first de- feat of the season. The Bridgers seemed to have lost something, for they failed to click throughout the contest, finally losing, 42-40. Then, led by the famed Longnecker, Erie Academy invaded Ambridge and administered the Bridgers' second con- secutive defeat, 34-29. Section III competition was tough this year, as it always is. However, the A.H.S. Bridgers proved their superiority by twice defeating every team but New Castle. Beaver Falls was first, and Ambridge won over the Tigers, 19-17. Next, led by Paul Gutowski's 10 points, the Bridgers upset the favored New Castle team, 30-24. There followed three "breathers," in which "Rusty" Jurkowski's play sparked his team to victory. Butler was defeated to the tune of 33-25. New Brighton followed, and lost, 46-22. The Garneteers traveled to Ellwood City and walloped the Tubers, 41-29. Then came the big game with Ali- quippa. It was the most thrilling fray of the season, and was won by A.H.S. in an overtime, 27-25. The "sudden- death" extra period ended when Andy Matika flipped in the winning goal. Six more Section III battles followed. The Bridgers nosed out Beaver Falls, 22-21, and walloped Butler, New Bright- on, and Ellwood City, before meeting Aliquippa. Once again the Garneteers were too good for the 'Quippians. The final score was 30-26. This ended Section III competition, with Ambridge winning the title, with 11 wins and 1 loss, a new Section III record! Thus, A.H.S. entered the W.P.I.A.L. Tournament. But the Charleroi Cougars stopped the Bridgers at the start, win- ning a first round 26-17 victory. How- ever, Ambridge regained much of its prestige, for Charleroi went on to win the championship. Recapitulating the season: Ambridge won 15, lost 4, and tied 1. 5 2 i 2 'z l Q i 5 E ,E E E 4 I. F BASKETBALL 1. Andrew Matika 4. Anthony Kubec, Capt. 2. Casimer Jurkowski 5. Chester Karnzelski 3. Anthony Monton . 6. Joe Papasodero We Have an Extensive The Lionhearted Leopards of Miss Lee's home room captured the high school basketball championship when they defeated the Snyders in the Final game, 27-21. The Lee's eliminated six teams, the Serene's, 29-9, Shaffers, 18-8, Fey's, 26-17, Cook's, 20-19, Shaul's, 28-16 and the Snyder's. The Lees presented the best all- around team in the tournament. Cap- tain George Kisiday jumped centerg Harry Rengowski, and Paul Durniak both were high scoring forwardsg and Mike Delizio and Don Irons led the defense in their positions as guards. The Lees averaged 25 points to their op- ponents' 15. There were other good teams in the school. Prominent among these were the Senior Finalists from Mr. Cook's home room. Paced by Ted Ziolkowski, the Cook's were hard to beat, and fell only to the Lees. The leading scorer in the tournament, Ralph Wagner of the Newtonls, led his team to the Junior championship by defeating the Shaul's, 36-10. His aggregated point total was 98, an average of 20 points per game. The Snyder's, a group of scrappy Sopho- mores, forced their way to the Finals by defeating the other Sophomore teams and one Junior entrant. Lou Taddy was the spark-plug of this team. The high school intramural program is directed by the Boys' Sports Com- mittee, headed by Chairman Bill Mc- Henry, and sponsored by Mr. Michael Serene, who deserves the greatest credit possible for his efforts to serve the boys of A.H.S. Intramural Program No longer can the girls of the high school be called the "weaker sex? For- merly content to be mere spectators, they now insist on being active parti- cipants in vigorous sports activities. Their program, at present, is as broad and diversified as that of the male con- tingent. Among the sports included in the athletic curriculum are basketball, mushball, soccer, and volleyball. All girls interested may participate. After a hardy season of intramural competi- tion each sport is concluded by an all- star game. Two teams made up of the best players are chosen, and they "light it out" to determine the better team. During the summer season the lassies are kept busy "dusting off Aunt Min- nie's Dresser." Mushball is the seasonal interest, and the girls have fun Hbattin' the ball around." Soccer makes its de- but at the First sign of fall. Soccer fields are marked off, shin guards make their appearance, and then the gals start "kicking',. When cold weather sets in and one must remain indoors, basket- ball proves to be the popular sport. The Yale-Princeton classic at the conclusion of the season draws an enthusiastic crowd. It means more to those "fems" than the Rose Bowl game or the World Series. With such a varied program the high school "sports in shortsn are never idle. Our Girls Play Soccer and This year's All-Star Soccer Game proved to be an exciting event. The Navy team composed of upper-classmen was defeated by the score 8 to 2. Since the Red and Yellow Teams, composed of a Junior and Sophomore group, battled to a tie, it was decided that both teams should compete against the Senior Navy team. The victorious Junior-Sophomore team consisted of the followingg Red: Captain Banks, Allen, A. Jarowey, Bowan, Jasler, Hale, Derkach, O. Jaro wey, Spolish, Mellott, Sapovchak, Ma rovich, Johnson, and Hladiog Yellow Captain Ciccone, Hrenowich, Kubia Kowaleska, Burka, Dale, Erdelyn, Ted row, Pastelak, Graham, Yerega, Lara bee, Kolesin, Sotyron, and Solomich. The defeated Senior Navy team con sisted of: Captain Tallarita, Kapusta Shoop, Howarth, Hughes, C. Droz Druzisky, LaBarr, Ceschia, B. Droz and D. Mellott. Stage The Yale-Princeton Classic The ninth annual Yale-Princeton classic, climaxing the high school girls' athletic program, proved to be one of the fastest of the series of games. Twenty players, made up of the best performers from the A league, com- prised two squads. The Princeton team consisted of Captain L. J. Howarth, P. Tallarita, B. La Barr, T. Vasilik, E. Derkach, O. Towcimak, M. Spolarich, J. Burka, H. Rosensteel, E. J. Ceschiag while Yale was represented by Captain J. Zwatty, H. Engelhardt, E. Kubia, M. Shaw, O. Jarowey, C. Shoop, H. Druzisky, M. A. Ozimek, C. Droz, and H. Ciccone. Staging a comeback after a poor start, Princeton won the classic with a 28-23 victory over Yale before a capacity crowd of feminine rooters. Yale started off as if they were going to make a run- away race of the game, being in the lead 13 to 5 at the end of the first quarter. Princeton took command during the GIRLS ALL-STAR SOCCER Top row: J. Kuchtyn, M. Beley, M. Hale, B. Tedrow, E. Derkach, E. Kubia, H. Ciecone, D. Banks, M. Sapovchak, J. Burka, O. Jarowey, A. Jarowey, A. Kowaleska, H. Jasler, S. Kolesin, H. Tomley, Mgr. Middle row: H. Yerga, D. Bowan. C. Droz, R. Graham, S. Telega, J- Pastelak, T. Blough, D. Hrenowich, B. Dale, A. Hladio, C. Sotyron, E. Johnson, E. J. Ceschia, H. Druzisky Bottom row: B. Droz, D. Hughes, A. Solomich, M. Shaw, B. J. LaBarr, L. J. Howarth, D. Mellott, M. Ka- pusta, K. Shoop, M. Marovich, C S 1' h. po is Front: P. Tallarita. second quarter by tallying 11 points and holding Yale scoreless throughout the quarter. At the half the Tigers were leading 16 to 13. Continuing their sen- sational team-work, the Tigers scored 10 points to 3 of Yaleis. Although Yale out-scored them 7 to 2 in the final quarter, Princeton emerged victorious. Captain Howarth was the leading scorer for Princeton, While Pauline Tal- larita followed with 7 markers. Captain Zwatty and Elizabeth Kubia shared the scoring honors for Yale. The Eli-Tiger meet this year dis- played more enthusiasm and excite- ment than ever before. Cheering for Princeton was led by Carolyn Hamrlik, Betty Fleming, Mar- cia Mann, and Marilyn Marti, and for Yale by Mildred Bowan, Dorothy Mann, Anna Mae Pribulsky, and Char- lotte Taylor. During intermission, let- ters were presented by Miss Spahr. AMBRIDGE FISH and POULTRY MARKET "Demand Fresh Killed Poultry" Phone Amb. 86 352 Merchant St. GROSDECK'S CLOVER FARM STORE "Thrift Plus Satisfaction" Phone 456-457-We Deliver 290-292 First St. Ambridge, Pa. Compliments of AMBRIDGE FURNITURE COMPANY 412-420 Merchant Street Ambridge, Pennsylvania "You furnish the Bride we'll furnish the Home!" M. C. DROZ Wall Paper, Paint, Oils, Glass High Class Painting and Decorating LOSCHIAVO SERVICE STATION Blue Sonoco 14th 85 Merchant Street Greasing, Washing, Sunoco Gas 85 Oils Phone Amb. 111 We give SSLH Green trading stamps PIKE BOWLING ALLEYS "First Choice of Particular Bowlersi' 914 Merchant St. Ambridge, Pa. Phone 9467 Homemade Candy Fresh Daily from our own Candy Kitchen THE CAN DYLAND The Home of Purity Harry Anderson, Prop. 529 Merchant St. Ambridge, Pa. 92 ,li The National Supply Company Spang Chalfant Divison Ambridge, Pennsylvania 3 li 93 Compliments of THE AMERICAN BRIDGE COMPANY Congratulations to the Congratulations to the Graduating Class of '40 Graduating Class of '40 GUTOWSKI BAKERY GOLD NUGGET KEY SHQP 699 Merchant Street 94 M 'I HREE SISTERS DRESS SHOPPE 424 Merchant St. Ambridge, Pa. Buy where your dollar has more cents BAS'I IAN BROTHERS CO. Manu. Jewelers St Engravers Rochester, New York write for free catalogue illustrating emblems for clubs. Engraved personal cards Chas. E. McDonald 920 Investment Phone Federal 1709 Pittsburgh, Pa. 100th Anniversary for better business ENTER DUF F S 424 Duquesne Way Phone Atlantic 4875-76 Pittsburgh, Pa. Musical Instruments and Accessories Complete Stock .... quick service VOLKWEIN BROS., INC. 632-34 Liberty Ave. Pittsburgh, Pa. Since 1888 Phone At. 1704 Everything for the Home MILLEMAN'S Phone Amb. 853 651 Merchant St. GRACE MARTIN SCHOOL "A school discriminate" Secretarial for Young Women 17th 85 18th Floors Keenan Building Pittsburgh, Pa. Atlantic 6309-6310 Grace Martin Corneliues, Principal Compliments of EARL ELSTER, FLORIST 11th of Merchant St. Phone 1213 Ambridge, Pa. WARDLE Dry Cleaning Next to Phone Ambridge Theatre Amb.-473 l 95 VALLEY Hat Cleaning and P g Shoe Shine Parlor Compliments of F RITZ J AHN Phone Amb. 9426 643 Merchant St 444 Merchant St. Ambridge, Pa. BREEN'S The Oldest Furniture Store in Compliments of Ambfidge VENGER'S DRESS SHOPPE Phone 247 651 Merchant St Compliments of MUSGRAVE DAIRY Baden, Pa. AMBRIDGE PHARMACY John Donatelli, Pharmacist 752 Merchant St., Ambridge, Pa. Compliments of A FRIEND The Best In Roller Skating VALLEY ROLLER GARDEN Rochester, Pa. Congratulations to the Seniors COLONIAL FLOWER SHOPPE 820 Merchant Street HAPPY EVANS' SERVICE STA. Quaker State Products All Kinds of Repairing Duss 16th Street Ambridge, Pa. KUBEK'S Frigidaires 8: Easy Washers Magic Chef Stoves White Sewing Machine Phone Amb. 1061 1121 Merchant St. S. H. LANDAU "for Quality" Clothing Furnishing 649 Merchant St. Ambridge, Pa. Compliments of HAYES FLOWER SHOP Phone 810-109 Compliments of A FRIEND Signs of All Kinds HOVANEC ADVERTISING CO. Phone Amb. 402 Compliments of HI-LO MARKET, INC. S U l 96 Phone Amb. 61 M. L. BALLAY Hardware A complete line of Hardware Paint, Glass, Tools and Household Goods 631 Merchant St., Ambridge, Pa Compliments of J. C. PENNY'S 601 Merchant Street Ambridge, Pa. Compliments WAGNER 81 FRASER to the Dodge Brothers Graduating Class of 1940 Motor Cars and Trucks S0L'S STORES 998 Merchant Street Ambridge, Pa. Phone 23 1 l KATCHER'S NORGE STORE "See Andy before you buyi' Pianos, Washers, Radios Easy Terms No Finance Co. See the 1940 Norge Refrigerators Also see 1940 Leonard Refrigerators From 599.50 and up 83 Merchant St. Phone Amb. 118 AMBRIDGE WALL PAPER CO. Fine wall paper, paints, and varnishes Window Shades Ambridge, Pa. I C CLERC'S l' f omp lments O Quality Gifts for all Occasions SACKS , , Expert Watch Repairing N 1 ' ew Ocatlon at Phone 374 710 Merchant St. I 533-535 Merchant St. ' "- 97 Pltone Amb. 9150 PENN SWEET SHOPPE Our Own Home Made Candy Ice Cream and Light Lunches Next Penn Theatre Ambridge, Pa. 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