Ambridge Area High School - Bridger Yearbook (Ambridge, PA)
- Class of 1946
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I N M E M O R I A M
Robert Blessing, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Blessing was born
July 12, 1928. His elementary school education was derived from
the ,Baden Public Schools, but in his 9th grade, he entered the
Ambridge School System. In two years and a summer session
Bob completed the three-year requirements for graduation. His
extra-curricular activities included: International Club, Morse Code
Club, Patrol, Silhouette Advertising Committee, and Science
Forum. Beside his intense interest in studies and activities con
nected with the school, Bob wrote poetry, plays, and entered
A few days before Bob was to have left for the University of
ments at the Blessing home. An explosion occurred which resulted
in Bobs' death on October 19, 1945.
We miss Bob, both as a friend and classmate, but his memory
shall long remain with us.
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Shall claim of Death Cause us to grieve
And make our Courage faint or fail?
Nay! Let us faith and hope receive:
The Rose still grows beyond the Wall
Our lives are regimented about the
dial of 0 clock.
Morning-we hate to get up! The duy's classes must be
attended, so off we go, not foo pleusanfly accepting our fafe
FIRST TO ARRIVE
Dr. J. M. Benkert, Principal
Dr. Benkert, our high school principal, is
usually on hand to greet the teachers who
must be signed in by 8:05. His duties are: to
construct a master schedule curriculum and
courses of study, to sit as chairman of the
Professional Instructional Council consisting of
the department heads, and to prepare reports
and make recommendations to the superinten-
dent for improvements of the educational
M Benkert W Bining M. F. Serene N. A, Smith D. A Snyder L R Taggart
BS MS Ph D BS M A , Ph.D, B. S., M. S. A.B., M.A., Ph.D. B.S, M E BS M E
Dr. Smith and the other administrators soon
arrive. Dr. Smith supervises the entire public
school system in Ambridge. Dr. Binning, who
was elected to fill the position of one of the
assistant principals when Mr. Snyder was
elected principal of the Midland, Pennsylvania
Junior-Senior High School, inherited Mr.
Snycler's duties which are: to be responsible for
finances, extra-curricular activities, building
operations, assemblies, and supplies, to super-
vise English, languages, social studies, music,
art, and physical education. Mr. Serene starts
a busy day with his duties which are: to super-
vise discipline and attendance, to schedule
educational movies, to assume responsibility
for test books and test book inventories, to
supervise guidance, mathematics, commercial
and science classes, and to administer I.
tests. Mr. Taggart starts the day for the Voca-
tional Department where he supervises class-
room worlc, shop work, and all activities
connected with his department.
At any hour of the night these men can
review the day as past and have only a few
hours before they start over again.
Alma Adams Ethel Althauser
B.S. in Ed. A.B., M. L.
Typing I English IV C
Shorthand I English IV
Beginning Typing Class Book Club
English Department Chairman
Sarah E. Adams
Litt. B., M.A.
Algebra I B.E.
French I and II
International Language Club
Sr. Class Advisor
Vocational Electric Shop
Stage and Lighting Squad
Olive E- Cease Virginia G. Derflinger
B. S., M.Ed. A.B.
Business English Spanish I
Sl10l'Il'lE1Hd I Journalism
Book Cl'-lb Silhouette
Head of CommercialDepartment
Frank W. Desanzo
Silhouette Finance Director
Senior Class Advisor
Vocational Student Council
Henry Epstein Katherine Forcey
B,S, B.S., M. Ed.
Distributive Education Plane Geometry
Retail Selling Club Algebra II
Doris Feick Trigonometry
B-S Study Hall
Vocational Home Economics Sophomore Class Advisor
Hal'lCliCl'aff C11-lb Head of Math Department
All Home Economics Activities U
Supervision of Junior and Burdell Giles
Senior High Home Economics B-5-
Departments Library Science
Girls Gymnastic Cfub
Intramural Sports Committe:
Junior High Football
Edward F. Drake
Gymnastic Team Coach
Assfstant Football Coach
Mary L. Duffy
Latin I and II
Sophomore Class Advisor
Head of Language Department
Junior Class Advisor
Thomas E. Hoskins
B.S. in Ed., M.Ed.
Senior Science, Biology,
S. V. D. Keusch
B. A., M. A.
L. H. McCaughtry
B.S. in Ed.
Michael Malinich, Jr.
Laura jean Rice
Music, Girls, Glee Club
Glee Club, Assembly Work
B.S. in Ed., M. in Ed.
Bkkg. I, Bkkg. Il,
Advanced Typing Club
Melvin D. Laing
Elinore B. Mermelstein
Ruth M. Parson
Supervisor of Vocal Music
Madrigal Club, Boys' Glee Club
Special Assembly Programs
Senior H. S. Concert, Outside
Club Programs for B. P. W.
Jr. Women's Club, Program at
Grove City for Odd Fellowis
Old Folks Home
Russell S. Rosenberger
Leonard H. Rcthermel
B.S., M. of Ed.
Gold Team, Intramural
Sports, Finance Assistant
Eileen Kramer Lang
B.S. in Art Ed.
joseph A. Lombar
Patrol, Junior Class Sponsor
Eleanor Madden Pavlick
J. H. Piper
A.B., Ea. of M,
Algebra II, Plane Geometry
A.B., M. of Litt,
World History, Economic
Geneviene Winifred Settino
Lysle P. Shaffer
Jr. English, World History
B. S. Home Economics
Vocational Home Economics
General Home Economics
Marie C. Smith
Director of Clubs
Asst. Senior Class Advisor
Joseph Charles Snyder
Junior BL Senior English
Marcella M. Spahr
Student Health Committee
Girls, Health Counselor
Vetold Walter Sporny
B.S., M. of Ecl.
Band, Orchestra, Junior Band
School Plays, Football Games
Junior Band Concert,
High School Band Concert
Girls' Athletic Association
Junior High Cheerleaders
Girls' Intramural Sports
M. M. Mattuch
TEACHERS WHOSE PICTURES DO NOT APPEAR
J. Merrill Robb joseph Hlista
B.A., M.A. A.B.
Problems of Democracy Biology
Historical Society Nature Study Club
Helen L. Welch Frances R. Thomas
Publicity Club Home Economics
Blanarik, Bufalini, Byers, Caputo,
Duzy, Graham, Kraft, Leiper.
THE BOARD OF EDUCATION
The Board of Education is largely a policymaking body responsible to the
public for the efficient and economical operation of the schools. The members
are elected for a period of six years and meet regularly once a month. Frequently,
however, special meetings in addition to their regular monthly meetings are held.
The Ambridge Board of Education is composed of six standing committees
which usually meet before each regular meeting to consider the business pertaining
to the work of each of the respective committees.
The officers and COIIIIHIFCCCS HIC BS I'-OllOWSI
President Mr. John Graham
Vice President Mr. Joseph Bufalini
Secretary , Mrs. Mary R. Leiper
Treasurer , Mr. Frank Duzy
lVlr. Frank Duzy, Chairman
Mr. Joseph Bufalini
lVlr. Elmer Blanarilc
Mr. Elmer Blanarik, Chairman
Mr. Frank Duzy
Mr. Ted Kraft
Mr. Ted Kraft, Chairman
Mr. Joseph Bufalini
Mr, Vernon Byers
Mr. Joseph Bufalini, Chairman
Mr. Elmer Blanarik
Mrs. Mary R. Leiper
Mrs. Mary R. Leiper, Chairman
Mr. Frank Duzy
Mr. Vernon Byers
Mr. Vernon Byers, Chairman
Mrs. Mary R. Leiper
Mr. Ted Kraft
SIN KING FUND
Mr. John Graham
Mrs. Mary R. Leiper
Mr. Frank Duzy
Solfcitor-Eugene A. Caputo
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One of the departments that is always busy is the office force. Their work
is never through. The duties are capably handled in the Superintendent's Office by
Miss Esther Bauerlein who is assisted by Miss Rhea Nlons and Miss Dorothy Izak.
Miss Louise Serack had charge of the Junior-Senior High School Office with the
help of Miss Ann Fardo and Miss Sophie Nicklewicz. Miss Sarah Bartolo attends
to the duties in the vocational office.
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Here is your book . . . your picture . . . your story. You, the students
of Ambridge Senior High have made it. It is you who have lived the
experiences depicted here . . . you who have played the football games,
sung in the concerts, marched in the band, written the Silhouette, estab-
lished your point in Student Senate or debate, enacted the class plays,
cheered in assembly . . . you who have multiplied and subtracted your
way thru Algebra, memorized Shakespeare, typed your fingers to the
bone, conjugated "avoir," "habeo," and utenerf' The struggle was
yours, knowledge is your reward. The work and planning were yours,
lasting friendships and enjoyment, your reward. It is you who will
relive this year, remember these activities. Therefore, let this Bridger
serve as your memory. Let it stand for all this term has meant to you
. . . your friends, your work, your fun. May you occasionally come back
to these days thru this book and by recalling a successful past, gain
courage and inspiration for the future. If these pages can do this for
you, all our photography, pasting, and composing shall have served a
The physical education program, this year, was similar to the former ones.
The classes were held twice a week and one of these classes was devoted to physical
culture. The other day the boys participated in various other sports and games in
which they were very interested. Some of the activities were basketball, touch foot-
ball, and a new game called usideline basketballl' introduced by Mr. Drake. In the
warmer weather the boys went out on the obstacle course and the track. There
were also marching drills, designed to acquaint the students with the various com-
mands and marches that are given to men in the service. This varied program,
under the direction of Coach Rubenstein, helped attain the sportsmanship,
physical Htness, and mental alertness, strived for.
GIRLS' PHYSICAL EDUCATION
In general, physical education includes fundamental skill of vigorous sports in
the different seasons, development of coordination, rhythm, body conditioning and
playing group and team games.
The fundamental skills of sports are taught by our physical education instruc-
tors in mushball, soccer, basketball, and volleyball, and in some type of calisthenics.
Development of coordination is an objective in the program. Playing of
certain groups and team games and calisthenics for agility, rhythm, apparatus and
tumbling aid in this development. Using the various skills taught helps the girl
develop coordination. Rhythm work consists of tap dancing, folk, square and social
dancing. Response to command and alertness have been stimulated by marching
and heart and lung power, so important for endurance, have been increased by
scout pacing the track. Associations with classmates and teammates in dressing
rooms, in physical education activities, and sports help to build desirable and
wholesome attitudes and afford opportunities for expansion of personalities.
In the sports and physical education program there is a challenge for each
and every girl-the challenge to overcome an inferiority complex, and build a new
personality with self-confidence and self-reliance.,
SILHOUETTE EDITORIAL STAFF
First Row: N. Mazzetti, Amsler, Cummings, I-lallaman, Jacobs, Hanievich, Nastich, Gulish,
Fredericks, Zakarian, Arthur, Athens, Karagianias.
Second Row: Harris, S. Kroll, Zlody, Evans, Rosenfield, Griffith, Green, McNees, Mrs.
Derflinger, Galant, Cunningham, Bohren, Shaw, Jones, Nastich, Cunningham.
Third Row: Karnavas, Nelson, Kepics, Gaudio, Sasinovich, Folino, M. Ruskin, Maker, Marini,
Zagrocki, Ulbrich, Raso, Mauchline, Kraynk, Sikov, F. Windham, D. Windham, Sestile.
Fourth Row: H. Karnavas, Siehl, Schietroma, Domergue, B. Karnavas, Gapinski, Ithnatko,
Beheler, S. Prisiaz, Prus, Dash, Larimer, V. Prisiaz, Beaman, Troupe, Rankin. Wilkes,
Polito, Zondas, Spagnola.
The Silhouette is our School paper which is published each month. The
sponsor is Mrs. Derllinger, who works with many capable student reporters and
editors. The paper has taken second class honor rating for two years in the
National Scholastic Press Association. Including exchange, the entire circulation
TI-IE FACULTY STAFF EDITORIAL STAFF
Sponsor . ,..,.,..,.,...,, ,,,,, M rs. Virginia Derflinger News Editor. . . ,,,,,,,, .,,, .... .. Harry' Green
Finance Director... .... .......... M r. Frank Desanzo Boys' Sports Editor . John Cunningham
Typing Director ..... .. Miss Elinore Mermelstein Girls' Sports Editor ...... . Lillian Griffith
Feature Editor.. . Dolores Galant
THE STUDENT STAFF Humor Editor . .... Frank Rosenfield
Homeroom Editor ........ .. ..... ...... P eggy Shaw
Editor-in-Chief .......... .. .. ......... .... C aryl McNees Exchange Editors . Betty Zlocly, Mary Ann Evans
Advertising Manager . ...... Charles Shaffer Circulation Manager ......... .. Dolores Bohren
Business Manager .... ....... M ary Ann Monaci Head Typist . ...... .. .... Barbara Jones
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First Row: Mazur, H. Kar
navas, Beheeler, Papantonio,
Second Row: Ithnatko, lVlr.
Desanzo, Janicki, Monasi,
First Row: Grey, Martin
Gapinslci, H. K a r n a v a s,
Beheeler, B. Jones, Karnoski
Sestile, Catazone, Nloreth
Second Row: Sudik, Kline
McNees, Rea, Baysura, Frey
Lewis, Monasi, Hess, Barn
hart, Miller, Signorelli
Third Row: Bushetto, Mr
Desanzo, Cart, Budzowslci
SILHOUETTE ADVERTISING STAFF
The work of the Silhouette advertising staff was under the sponsorship of Mr
Dezano, with Charles Shaffer as manager. Their job was to plan a campaign and
solicit all 1'I1C1'Cl'121I'1fS for advertisements. Each PEISOH covered El certain SCCUOI1 of
the town, talking with the different managers of the stores, and selling subscriptions
They have done a fine job.
First Row: Leyerzaph
Wilkes, Sikov, Mauchline
Kelchner, Gozur, Mazzetti
The Assembly Committee was under the sponsorship of Mr. Laing. Under his
guidance and advice this committee planned many enjoyable programs. During the
course of the year the committee organized several variety programs. These con-
sisted of various talented students from our high school. The members of this
committee took part in the opening exercises of the programs. Their duties were:
to read the Bible, to lead the Hag salute, to pronounce the Brotherhood Creed, and
to read the announcements. They also chose the sacred and patriotic songs to be
sung. Eugene Mazzetti was the acting chairman of the Assembly Committee.
Second Row: Mr. Laing,
First Row: Cummings,
Barnhart, McNally, Verdu,
Symes, Reader, Schultheis,
Second Row: Morey, Om-
bres, R o s i n lc 0, Miss S.
Adams, Aspiotes, Kazil, Da-
INTERNATIONAL LANGUAGE CLUB
The International Language Club was formed to create a better understanding
of foreign countries. This was done by having floortallcs about the different
countries, singing their native songs, and by learning their customs. These projects
were prepared under the competent guidance of Miss Sarah Adams who was the
club's sponsor. Although the club consisted of boys and girls from each department
in the school, many were from language classes. They planned an all Mexican
dinner and a sightseeing trip of places that have a foreign element, in order to
make it easier for them to visualize foreign countries. The officers of the club
were: President-Leroy Cummings, Vice-President-Patricia Barnhartg and Secre-
Now that the world is at peace, and newer methods of transportation are
bringing all countries closer together, it is necessary to increase our knowledge of
them. For this reason we believe the International Language Club has done a fine
job and should be continued.
First Row: Meyers, Botslco
Arthur, Young, Ryzowicz
Mr. Rosenherger, R u s s 0
Gerega, F e t c h, Bartlco
Second Row: B e n cl ey
Alstadt, Pugliano, Malinow
Third Row: Druzyski
Shaffer, Hall Tkatch, Jami
son, Woods, Havonec.
First R o w: Lombardo
Waslo, B u f al i n i, Boytl
Porter, Laman, De Marco
Second Row: Michocian
Opriska, I-I a r r i s, Niaros
Kosinski, Fennell, F r e e d
The objectives of the Chemistry Club were to keep the members posted on
latest scientific development and to provide an opportunity for experimenting. A1
Tlcatch, Charles Shaffer, George Fetch, Edward O'Neil, and George Barto were
Miss Giles, the school librarian, was the able leader of this group of ambitious
students. During the club period they learned the rules of the library, the arrange-
ment of the library, where to file library material, and other duties pertaining to
the library. Book reviews were also given by these people.
GIRLS' GLEE CLUB
First Row: fNl:u'1in. Slinpert
Sikov. Bells. lit-lieler. ll. Yzigis
Rice. mi-ivk. fjlliuwrslii. inn-ti'
XvlElflllCl'lOCk. Kopcliiek. Zzikzirizin
Second Row: Zervzis. flzuloin
son, Percival. lizlelior. Knniecwz
llzipinski, ll ii 1' s li i, Cvitkovicli
Gizunmaria, Nnclzzilt. Skinner.
Third Row: VVet1er. Mzlylic
llufilinzi. llilinski. Czitziiizerite
Frey, Gruber. Rlc-ln-nlm, Sapp
Rossi. Noland. llrencllc, Rinzildzl
rup. Roman. Young, Km-rlmel.
GIRLS' GLEE CLUB
First Row: Puelnilm. Guln.
Grilifitli. S. llngnn, IJ, VVir1li
Austin. Iiefjeiinerzi. Myers. Le-
sizik, Xzzworsky, Perkins. ssl
Nlzzttnsi, Smiley. Lunilis, Lewis.
Benedict. Ombres, Roginski.
Second Row: Miss Rice, Kroll
Yzinilenlword, lDe'I'eclys, Gamma
Smoleri. Przisko. T. l':iul. Inman
Noland, Rusnzik, Rich, Slmrslier
Urend, Falkowski, IJ r o lu n a k
Tliird Row: Selieppy, Stewart,
Houston, Sokolowsky. Kripps
Losco. Broermzin. jznnii-son. Ill-
lzrich. Rear. Asha-nlmrt, Jones
lYeziVe1', Nielson, NVoloszn.
GIRLS' GLEE CLUB
The Girls, Glee Club was under the sponsorship of Miss Rice. It consisted of
125 girls. The following officers were elected for the year: President-Emily Kyros,
Vice President-Ruth Austin, Secretary-Treasurer-Frances Rea. This Club meets
in che Auclitorium during activity period. This club sang in the Annual Concert.
Rupik. Rea. Kyros. Austin. Miss
ski. Pekzircliiek, Averszi. M
lirown, Blieilzinner. Sclieriner-
liorn, Helsing, McY:iy. Steven-
McCaffery, Fawler. llzivies. Jar:
Mr. Sporny, Hronas, Dworakovsky, Cohen, DeFedericis, Gerazounis
ALL STATE HIGH SCHOOL ORCHESTRA
Representing Ambridge this year at the All State Orchestra were Alfonso De
Federicis, Norbert Cohen, John Hronas, James Gerazounis, and Walter Dwora-
kovslcy. The assembly was held in Harrisburg on January 30 and 31 and February
1 and Z. During the four days they made transcripts for radio programs and
gave a radio program over WPEN. They gave two concerts at the Forum, one
for the Harrisburg Grade schools and one for the adults. Each day they practiced
nine hours!! under the direction of the guest conductor.
There were one hundred schools represented and approximately two hundred
players attended. The guest conductor was Louis Wersen, director of Music in
Philadelphia. Some of the pieces played in the concert were "Symphony in D
Nlinorv by Franck, "Ballet Music from Faust" by Gounod, and "Thornrose Waltzl'
First Rod: Rossi, Ostrovi
Second Row: M ri j e tic
Knouse, B e e nw a n, Karas
S e c o n cl Row: Puslcaric
Lights! Action! Camera!
Under the sponsorship of Mr. George C. Axtell, a squad of boys from the
Electric Shop were trained to operate efficiently the electrical apparatus in the
auditorium, booth, gymnasium, and press box. With the leadership of Captain
Ernest Rossi and Co-Captain Edward Prusiclc of Cycle A, and Captain Bill Cwuzan
and Co-Captain Ralph Beeman of Cycle B, the stage productions, movies, athletic
events, and other school functions were capably operated with the equipment on
First Row: De-lach, Jusc-
Hartman, Mr. Snyder, Nici
The Semaphore Squad, under the supervision of Mr. Joseph Snyder, has done
an excellent job on the gridiron this year. All the students in the squad worked
with a will and spirit that was much appreciated.
First Row: Kraynylc, Kyros
Woods, Bohren, Leyerzaph
Se cond Row: Green
Tlcatch, Ithnalco, Mr, Shaf
First Row: Davis, Laman
Silcov, Jordan, Karnavas
S e c on d Row: Woods,
Mauchlinc, Kraynylc, Green
Tkatch, H a r r i s, Smith
B o h r e n, Le-yerzaph, Mr
One of the very important interscholastic activities in this school throughout
the past years has been uDelJate.,' Mr. Shaffer, the forensic coach, has turned out
many fine teams and this year's team has met with all expectations. The main
squad consisted of three seniors, three juniors, and two very promising sophomores.
One of the first highlights of the year was the Student Congress which was held
at California State Teacheris College in which four students participated. On
January 5th, Amhridge High had the privilege of acting as host to many schools
from Western Pennsylvania and Ohio when the first tournament of the season was
held here. The members of the Ambridge Chapter are also registered members of
the N. F. L. and the State League which has been resumed after a lull of four
years. The officers for this year were as follows: President-Dolores Bohren,
Vice-President-Harry Green, Secretary-Norma Jane Woods, and Treasurer-
Louise Leyerzaph. The question for debate this year was Resolved: That All
Able Bocliecl Male Citizens of the United States Should Have One Year of Full-
Time Military Training On or Before Attaining the Age of 24.
This year for the first time, a new type of activity was introduced in Amhridge
High called "Speech." Throughout the season many tournaments were attended
and in these the students of the speech squad participated in such fields as Humor-
ous Declamation, Original Oration, Dramatic Declamation, Oratorical Declamation
and Girls, and Boys' Extemporaneous Speaking. The Speech Squad is also enrolled
in the National Forensic and the State League. Throughout the season several
members have appeared before different civic organizations in this town. The new
activity has met with much interest and enthusiasm and we can expect much from
it in the coming years.
SENIOR CLASS HISTORY
Plese, Gregorek, Hartman, Vincenti
After eleven years of struggle, toil, and fun, we
of the Class of '46 have become seniors. Although
it seems that all our work was done in vain, we
have accomplished a great many things. As Sopho-
mores we learned to control our tempers when
addressed as 'cSloppy-Sophsgl' we entered into
activities and in a short while we were really wel-
comed into the Senior High by the Sophomore
Reception. Tn our junior year, we had a wonderful
time at the Prom which we gave for the seniors.
Under the direction of Mr. Laing, we presented
"The Late Mr. Earlyf' one of the best in the his-
tory of the Junior Class plays. This three-act
comedy was enacted by the following: Louise
Leyerzaph, Lawrence Gahagan, Lorraine Prus,
Elaine Marti, John Sinolko, Michael Zakarian,
John Kucaba, Lillian Griffith, Betty Jean Arnett,
Caryl McNees, Robert Cirka, A1 Hallaman, Trene
Dash, and William Fagula. Now that we are
seniors, we are really buzzing around. On Febru-
ary 1, we presented the Junior-Senior dance in
honor of the juniors. As members of the Band,
Madrigal, Glee Clubs, and Orchestra, we seniors
have won quite a good reputation in the music
field. By editing the Silhouette and Yearbook, we
have really produced some good reading material.
Our debators, especially the seniors, are doing a
grand job under the direction of Mr. Shaffer. The
football players deserve a lot of praise for their
outstanding performances. The basketball players
came through in fine style. On the whole cur class
advisers, who are: Miss Adams and Miss Alt-
hauser, during our Sophomore year, Mr. Lauf and
Miss Reaghart, during our Junior year, and Miss
Adams and Mr. Desanzo, during our Senior year,
can be proud of us, since we have been the lead-
ing pupils in the Student Senate and other student
organizations. Our Class Officers are: Matthew
Hartman, President, John Vincenti, Vice-Presi-
dent, Mary Lou Kesner, Secretary, and Steve
Gregorek, Treasurer. Several of our senior boys
have entered the service and others are expecting
to go soon, thus as we enter a future full of uncer-
tainty, we look back and remember the good times
we have had in senior high school.
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Art Club, Publicity Club, Intramurals
Betty Jean Arnett-Academic
Madrigal Club, S c i e n c e Forum, Historical
Society, Glee Club, National Honor Society,
Junior Class Play, Band, Orchestra, Year-book,
Homeroom Officer, Concert
Chemistry Club, Latin Club, Track, Science
Forum, Intramurals, Silhouette, Student Senate
Vice President, Homeroom Officer, Sergeant
At Arms of Physics Club, Boys' Cvlee Club
Football, Historical Society
Ruth Ann Austin-Academic
Glee Club, Science Forum, Cheerleading Club,
Yearbook, Yale-Princeton Cheerleader, Student
Senate, Homeroom Officer, Club Officer,
Concert, Usher Committee, Assembly Com-
Catherine M. Azich-General
Book Club, Correspondence Club
Madrigal Club, Glee Club, Homeroom Officer,
Concert, Assembly Committee, Refreshment
Latin Club, Typing Club, Historical Society,
Yearbook, Intramurals, Homeroom Officer
Patrol, Intramurals, Track, Gymnastics
Ella Mae Barnhart-General
Homeroom Officer, Intramurals, Yale-Prince-
ton, Girls Chorus, Silhouette, Usher Committee,
Sergeant At Arms of Chemistry Club, Band
Leaders' Club, Madrigal Club, Glee Club,
Leaders' Training Club, Girls' Patrol, Intra-
murals, Yale-Princeton, Silhouette, Concert,
We, the Seniors, have spent our time
Glee Club, Silhouette, Leaders' Club, National
Honor Society, Intramurals, Yale-Princeton
Game, All-Star Soccer and Mushball, Madrigal
Club Officer, Concert, Usher Committee
Andrew W. Beck-Vocational
Vocational Minstrel, Basketball, Intramural
Vocational Minstrel, Stage Squad, Intramurals,
Light and Sound Committee, Fire Squad,
Scoreboard Committee, Stage Squad Captain
Chemistry Club, Debate, Student Senate,
Homeroom Ofhcer, Club Committee Chairman,
Bowling Team Captain
Biology Club, Typing Club, Intramurals,
Radio Club, Intramurals, Homeroom Officer
Book Club, Needle-work Club, Intramurals,
Ruth Ann Bixler-Commercial
Band, Intramurals, Glee Club, Concert, Band
Intramurals, Vocational Minstrel, Intramurals
Historical Society, Silhouette, 'Yale-Princeton
Reserve, Intramurals, Homeroom Officer
Boxing, Gymnastics, Madrigal Club, Glee
Typing Club, Concert, Orchestra, Intramurals,
Silhouette, Refreshment Committee
Dolores Ellen Bohren-Academic
Debate, Tournament, Science Forum, Girls'
Patrol, National Forensic League, Latin Club,
Silhouette, Chemistry Club, Yearbook, Senator
Student Congress, Highlight's Reporter, Debate
Secretary, Historical Society President, Assem-
bly Committee, Club Committee, Make-up
Committee, Intramurals, Debate President,
Physics Club, Chemistry Club, Science Forum,
Intramurals, Homeroom Officer
Rose Marie Boyt-Commercial
Library Council, Gymnastic Team, Leader's
Club, Intramurals, I-Iomeroom Secretary
preparing for wor,
preparing for peace,
Ellen Jane Brandt-Vocational
Retail Selling Club, Girls' Reserves' Vice-President,
Science Forum, Historical Society, Silhouette, Latin
Club, Officer's Club, Intramurals, I-lomeroom Officer,
Finance Committee, CheerALeader's Club, Flower
Chess Club, Retail Selling Club, Club Committee
Eleanor A. Bufalini-Vocational
Homeroom Officer Club, Art Club, I-Iancliwork Club,
Intramurals, Library Council, Leaders Club, Home-
room Officer, Football Banquet
Glee Club, Latin Club, Madrigal Club, International
Language Club, Concert, Intramurals
Book Club, Correspondence Club, Intramurals
Band, Homeroom Officer, Intramurals
Leader's Club, Patrol, Gymnastics, Intramurals, Yale-
Princeton Cheerleader, Homeroom President, Gym-
nastic Program, Yale-Princeton Program, Education
Week Program, Chairman of Intramurals, Usher
Vocational Minstrel, Intramurals
Club Committee, Book Club Secretary
Latin Club, Boxing Club, Retail Selling Club, Junior
Class Play, Patrol, Assembly Committee
Orchestra, Band, Concert, Glee Club Concert,
Chess Club, Silhouette
Maclrigal Club, Glee Club
Frank Leroy Cummings-Academic
President of International Language Club,
Boys' Glee Club, Drum Major, Yearbook,
Silhouette Program, Gymnastic Team
President of Silhouette Club, Patrol Captain,
Student Senate, Intramurals, Yearbook, Club
Committee, Intramural Sports Committee,
Student Health Committee Chairman, Silhouette
Sports Editor, Homeroom Treasurer, Code Club
Retail Selling Club
Madrigal Club, Girls' Chorus, Concert
Boxing, Vocational Minstrel, Semiphore Squad
Secretary of Physics Club, Silhouette, Latin
Club, Junior Class Play, Science Forum, Intra-
murals, Assembly Committee
Service Correspondence, Intramurals
Art Club, Handicraft Club, Yearbook, Foot-
Art Club, Vocational Minstrel, Yearbook,
Patrol, Vocational Student Council, Publicity
Boxing, Varsity Football, Reserve Basketball,
Intramural Sports Committee
Vocational Minstrel, Golf, Reserve Football,
Typing Club, Blue Print Reading Club,
Vocational Minstrel, Representative Vocational
and preparing for life.
Studies have been mode
Band, Track, Silhouette, Patrol, Intramurals, Publicity
Committee, Physics Club, Chemistry Club
Art Club, Glee Club, Concert, Silhouette, Intramurals
Intramurals, Silhouette, Glee Club, Assembly Com-
Historical Society, Girl Reserves, Patrol, Yale-
Princeton, Intramurals, Scholarship Committee,
Captain of All-Star Mushball Team
Girls' Glee Club, Concert, Nlacirigal Club, Yearbook,
Finance Committee, Intramurals
Girl Reserves, Glee Club, Intramurals, Concert
Vocational Minstrel, Stage Squad, Intramurals
M. A. Evans
Mary Ann Evans-Commercial
Silhouette Exchange Editor, Intramurals
Patrol, Homeroom Treasurer, Silhouette, Band
Junior Class Play
Historical Society, Silhouette, Latin Club, Intramurals
Yale-Princeton, H om e r o o m Secretary - Treasurer
Radio Code Club, Football Reserves, Intramurals
Secretary of Vocational Student Council
Intramurals, Vocational Student Council
Chemistry Club Secretary, Band, Intramurals
Intramurals, Vocational Minstrel
Cheerleading Club, Silhouette, Girls! Patrol,
Yearbook, Student Senate, Intramurals, Home-
room Officer, Student Health Committee
Track, Gymnastics, Intramurals, Patrol, Captain
of Football Team, Junior Class Secretary,
Homeroom Officer, Intramural Committee
Girls, Glee Club, Intramurals, Silhouette Home-
Girls' Glee Club, Girl Reserves, Intramurals,
All-Star Mushball, Silhouette
Henrietta Marie Fuchs-General
Madrigal Club, Library Council
I-lomeroom Play, Patrol, Intramurals, Home-
room Vice President, Biology Club Treasurer
Book Club Vice-President
Homeroom President, Latin Club, Jr. Class
Orchestra, Science Forum, Band, Intramurals,
Debate Team, Feature Editor of Silhouette,
Dramatics Make-Up Committee
Fleming Florida Flucas
Folino Frangione Freed
Freshwater Frey Ft-ynkewicz Mary Grace Galielti-Vocational
Fuchs Furness Gahagan Retail Selling Club
Galant Galietti Gareis
Biology Club, Blue Print Reading Secretary,
Latin Club, Intramurals
of the post, present, ond future.
We hove completed our courses
Boxing Club, Vocational Minstrel, Vocational Intra-
murals, S c o r e b o a r d S q u a d, Reserve Football,
Vice-President Vocational Student Senate, Patrol
Rita Kathleen Gatta-Commercial
Leaclerls Club, Orchestra, Yale-Princeton, Intramurals,
Secretary Typing Club, Refreshment Committee
Anna Jane Gennaro-Academic
Glee Club, I-Iomeroom Officer, Concert, Lost and
Vocational Minstrel, Band, Intramurals, Concert
Chemistry Club, Intramurals, Homeroom Officer
Typing Club, Glee Club, Intramurals
Glee Club, Yearbook, Concert
Typing Club, Retail Selling Club, Intramurals
Madrigal Club, Silhouette, Concert,
Madrigal Club, Yearbook, Concert
Book Club, I-Iandiwork Club
Madrigal Club Librarian, Concerts, Intramurals
Code Club, Basketball, Student Senate, Class Com
mittee Chairman, Baseball Captain, Class President
Homeroom Officer, Intramural Committee
International Language, Track, Debate, Silhouette
Basketball, Bowling, Homeroom Officer, Class
Secretary, Sophomore Reception Committee
Glee Club, Correspondence Club, Mixed
Concert, Silhouette, I-Iomeroom Officer, Intramurals
Alma Lillian Griffith-Academic
Leader's Club, Historical Society, Science
Forum, Leader's Training Club, Glee Club,
National Honor Society, Junior Class Play,
Band, Orchestra, Silhouette, Yearbook, Intra-
murals, All-Star Soccer, Concert, Homeroom,
Captain of Patrol
Donald E. Gross--Vocational
Intramurals, Vocational Minstrel
Elsie Marie Gruber-Commercial
Glee Club, Intramurals, All-Star Mushball,
Yale-Princeton Reserves, Concert, Yale-Prince-
ton Usher Committee, Yearbook
George Gregory Gulish-Academic
Silhouette, Journalism Club, Reserve Basketball,
Intramural Committee, Basketball Patrol,
Bleacher Squad, Assembly Committee, Football
Vocational Minstrel, Stage Squad Captain,
Fire Squad, Light and Sound Committee,
Intramurals, Homeroom Officer
Stella S. Gwiazda-General
Art Club, Glee Club Vice'President, Intramurals
Shirley Ann Haber--Commercial
Band, Bowling, Concert
Silhouette, Patrol, Intramurals, Madrigal Club,
Glee Club, Track, Junior Class Play, Junior
Chemistry Club, Yearbook, Intramurals, Boxing
Madrigal Club, Boys, Glee Club, Intramurals
Historical Society, Silhouette, Student Senate,
Intramurals, Homeroom Officer, Concert
Gertrude Elaine Harriger-Academic
College Club, Girls' Glee Club, Silhouette,
Band, Yearbook, Intramurals, Concert, Scholar-
Matthew J. Hartman-Vocational
Boxing Club, Vocational Minstrel, Student
Senate, Silhouette, Shop Foreman, Intramurals,
Senior Class President, Homeroom Officer,
Sophomore Reception Committee, Semiphore
under able direction,
with open minds,
Code Club, Physics Club, Patrol
Radio Club, Silhouette, Yearbook, Homeroom Officer,
Club Officer, Intramurals
Leader's Club, All-Star Mushball, All-Star Soccer,
Intramurals, Secretary of Homeroom
Leaders Club, Cheering Club, Girls, Gymnastic
Manager, Yale-Princeton Cheerleader, Intramurals
Vocational Minstrel, Band, Silhouette, Intramurals,
Homeroom President, Student Senate, Vocational
Boxing Club, Vocational Minstrel, Intramurals
Chemistry Club, Bowling Team Captain, Golf,
Student Senate, Intramural Sports Committee Chair-
man, President of Homeroom, Vice-President of
Vocational Minstrel, Intramurals, Track
Glee Club, Typing, Yearbook, Concerts, Refreshment
Committee, Advertising Committee
Girls' Glee Club, Finance Committee, Intramurals,
Yearbook, Book Club, Concert, All-Star Soccer
Publicity Club, Art Club, Madrigal Club, Boys' Glee
Club, Patrol Captain, Reserve Basketball, Intramurals-
Basketball Manager, Silhouette Typing Staff, Intra-
mural Sports Committee
Chee Club, Chemistry Club, Intramurals
G. Janicki V. Janicki Jarrup
Jaskol Jones Jordan
Jusczak Kanakis Kappas
Karamarkovich Karas Karnavas
Katcher Keefer Kesner
Physics Club, College Club, Intramurals
Student Senate Recorder, I-lomeroom Officer
Chairman of Lost and Found Committee
Assembly Committee, Bowling Team Captain
Varsity Football, Varsity Basketball
Girls, Glee Club, Intramurals, Homeroom
Officer, Concert, Yearbook
Handicraft Club, Intramurals, Homeroom
Officer, Concert, Refreshment Committee, Yale-
Princeton Usher Committee
Girls, Glee Club, Band, Orchestra, Intramurals,
Silhouette Typing Editor, Concert, Assembly
Committee, Club Officer
Book Club, Intramurals, Student Senate,
Homeroom Officer, Yearbook, Publicity Club
Stanley Jusczak-Vo cational
Vocational Minstrel, Golf, Intramurals, Semi-
Chemistry Club, Boxing Club, Varsity Football
Radio Code Club, Vocational Minstrel
Boxing Club, Intramurals, I-lomeroom Officer,
Student Senate, Vocational Council, Vocational
Service Correspondence Club Officer, Retail
Physics Club, Blueprinting Club, Latin Club,
Silhouette, Yearbook, Intramurals, Homeroom
Officer, Student Health Committee, Lost and
Found Committee, Scholarship Committee
Retail Selling Club, Typing Club, Football
Charles Eugene Keefer-Academic
College Club, Art Club, Intramurals, Track,
Mary Lou Kesner-Commercial
Gymnastic Club, Drum Majorette, Homeroom
Officer, Secretary Sophomore Class, Vice-
President Junior Class, Treasurer of Senior
Class, Sophomore Reception Committee
and with o determination
fo make this world
Service Correspondence, Gymnastics, Band
Cheerleading Club, Yale-Princeton Cheerleader, Sil-
houette, Intramurals, Concert, Usher Committee
Madrigal Club, Leader's Training Club, Leader's
Club, Gymnastics, Silhouette, I-Iomeroom Secretary,
International Language, Vocational Minstrel, Intra-
murals, Stage Squad '
Correspondence Club, Glee Club, Retail Selling
Charlene E. Koerbel-Commercial
Glee Club, Service Club, Yearbook, Sophomore
Bowling Captain, Concert, Finance Committee,
Chess Club, Latin Club, Intramurals, Homeroom
Latin Club, Physics Club, College Club, Science
Forum, National Honor Society, Debate, Patrol,
Yearbook, I-lomeroom Program, Refreshment Com-
mittee, Assembly Committee, Intramurals
Glee Club, Concert
Silhouette, Intramurals, Latin
Book Club, Correspondence
Club, Madrigal Club
Madrigal Club President, Junior Class Play, Boys'
Homeroom B a s lc e t b a l l, Silhouette, l-lomeroom Chorus, Mid-Western Chorus, Concert, Special
Vocational Minstrel, Intramurals, Bowling
Maclrigal Club, Girls' Glee Club, Homeroom
Officer, Concert, Refreshment Committee,
I-lomeroom Committee, Intramurals
Debate, Science Forum, Yearbook, Girls, Glee
Club President, I-lomeroom Officer, Physics'
Club Treasurer, Latin Club Officer, Concert,
Laoma La Barr-General
Girls, Glee Club, Art Club, Intramurals
Leaders' Club, Intramurals, Yale-Princeton
Mae Louise Leyerzaph-Academic
Leader,s Club, Usher Club, Madrigal Club,
Latin Club, Girls, Glee Club, Leaderys Training
Club, Junior Class Play, Girls, Patrol, Student
Congress, Yale-Princeton Cheerleader, Intra-
murals, Speech Squad, Yearbook, National
Forensic League, Midwestern Concert, Science
Forum Treasurer, Concert, Assembly Commit-
tee, Student Health Committee.
Girls, Glee Club, Retail Selling Club, Concert,
Richard E. Lockwick-Vocational
Varsity Cheerleader, Vocational Minstrel,
Assistant Foreman of Machine Shop
Rose Mary Lombardo-General
Library Council, Intramurals, Service Corre-
spondence Club Secretary
Mary Louise Lough-Commercial
Typing Club, Correspondence Club, Intra-
murals, Refreshment Committee
Girls, Glee Club, Refreshment Committee
Chemistry Club, Intramurals, Band, Orchestra,
Bowling Team Captain, Vocational Minstrel,
T Jennie Mantzaris-Academic
KYYOS Book Club, Correspondence Club
Lombardo Rita Marini-Commercial
M I- k Girls' Glee Club, Silhouette, Intramurals,
Mariiligillj Y Homeroom Officer, Concert, Usher Committee
Morse Code Club, V o C a t io n al Minstrel,
cn safer, better place.
The time hos now come
Madrigal Club, President of Leader's Club, Glee Club,
Junior Class Play, Finance Committee, Yale- Prince-
ton Manager, All-Star Soccer.
Glee Club, Cheerleading Club, Yale-Princeton Cheer-
leader, Silhouette Representative, National Honor
Society, All-Star Soccer, Patrol Lieutenant, Home-
room Vice-President, Concert, Usher Committee,
All-Star Mushball, Intramurals, Prom Entertainment
Varsity Football, Intramurals
Biology Club, Book Club, Lieutenant of Patrol,
Gymnastics, Intramurals, National Honor Society
Junior Class President, Student Senate President,
Homeroom President, Chairman of Assembly Com-
mittee, Chairman of Social Committee
Betty Suzanne McCandless-Commercial
Advanced Typing Club, Glee Club, Treasurer of
Service Correspondence Club, Handiwotk Club,
Concert, Silhouette Program
Homeroom Treasurer, Finance Committee, Patrol,
Madrigal Club, Assembly Committee, Historical
Society, Homeroom Secretary
Band, Girls' Glee Club, Library of Madrigal Club
Olive Louise lVlclVlillen-General
Madrigal Club, Glee Club, Vocal Concert
Historical Society, Treasurer of Science Forum,
Editor-in-Chief of Silhouette, Madrigal Club, Glee
Club, Yearbook, Junior Class Play, Student Senate,
Band, Intramurals, Assembly Committee, Usher
Committee, Scholarship Committee, Concerts
Book Club, Service Correspondent Club, Intramurals
Glee Club, Chemistry Club, Publicity Club, President
of Boxing Club, Intramurals
Chemistry Club, Band, Publicity Committee, Patrol,
Glee Club, Intramurals, Homeroom Vice-President
Molchen Monaci B. Moore
M, Moore Moratis Morsillo
Mosura Mouradian Musi
Mutz Myers Ozenich
Neiman Nicgorski O'Neill
when each of
Mary Ann Monaci-General
Bowling Club, Silhouette, Yearbook, Advertising
Correspondence Club, Glee Club, Silhouette,
Mixed Chorus, Intramurals
Chess Club, Girls' G'ee Club, Concert, Assembly
College Club, Physics Club, Code Club, Intra-
Glee Club, Refreshment Committee, Art Club,
Correspondence Club, Handicraft Club, Book
Club, Band, Concert
Typing Club, Gymnastics, Intramurals
Boxing Club, Checker Club, Intramurals
Margaret Rose Mutz-Commercial
Correspondence Club, Book Club
Checker Club, Chemistry Club
Needlework Club, Handicraft Club, Intramurals
Reserve Basketball, Golf Team, Intramurals,
Semiphore Squad, Vocational Football, Voca-
Orchestra, Physics Club, Chemistry Club
Treasurer, String Trio, Track
shall enter cu new life
Correspondence Club, Mixed Chorus
Leota M. Palmer-Vocational
Library Science Club, Retail Selling Club Intramurals
Typing Club, Retail Selling Club
Retail Selling Club, Sewing Club Secretary
Roger E. Pattison-General
Radio Code Club, Chemistry Club, Varsity Football
Vocational Minstrel, Intramurals, Assembly Com-
Glee Club, Art Club, Art Committee, Concert
Latin Club, Band, Orchestra, I-lomeroom Vice
President, I-lomeroom President, Band Concert
Dolores Frances Pisano-Vocational
Science Forum Club, Glee Club, Retail Selling Club
Football Banquet, Concert, Intramurals, Yearbook,
Silhouette, Assembly Committee
Checker Club, Radio Club, Chemistry Club, Intra-
Madrigal Club Officer, l-lomeroom President, Secre-
tary, Assembly Committee, Intramurals
Boxing Club, Retail Selling Club
Madrigal Club, Glee Club, Intramurals, Silhouette
Mary Nlaxine Powers-General
Advanced Typing Club
Joseph G. Presto-Vocational
Vocational Minstrel, Intramurals, Silhouette, Stage
Squad, I-lomeroom Treasurer
with determination, zeol,
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Science Forum, Historical Society, Girls' Glee
Club, Madrigal Club, International Language
Club, Debate, Silhouette, Yearbook, Hi-lights
Writer, Concert, Assembly Committee
Vocational Minstrel, Stage Squad
Madrigal Club Secretary, Girls! Glee Club,
Historical Society, Junior Class Play, Yearbook,
Silhouette, Yale-Princeton Cheerleader, Debate,
Bowling, Concert, Mid-Western Chorus, Usher
Leaders' Training Club, Gymnastics, Intra-
murals, Drum Majorette, Homeroom Officer,
Concert, Gymnastic Programs, Vocational
Biology Club, Chemistry Club, Intramurals
Correspondence Club, Girls' Glee Club, Intra-
murals, Leaders' Training Club, Homeroom
Officer, Concert, Silhouette, Refreshment
Committee, Lost and Found Committee
Retailing Selling Club, Girls' Glee Club, Concert
National Honor Society, Historical Society,
Latin Club, Girls' Glee Club Secretary, Science
Forum, Orchestra, Band, Silhouette Represen-
tative, Yearbook, Homeroom Officer, Student
Senate Concert, Club Committee, Scholarship
Publicity Club, Girls' Glee Club, Latin Club,
Gymnastic, Band, Intramurals, Homeroom
Officer, Concert, Gymnastic Programs, Lost
and Found Committee
Typing Club, Band
Typing Club, Madrigal Club, Boxing Club,
Boys' Glee Club, Concert
Girls' Glee Club, Intramurals, Homeroom
Officer, Concert, Yearbook, Student Health
Girls, Glee Club, Retail Selling Club, Concert,
Homeroom Officer, Intramurals
Ernest A. Rossi-aVocational
Radio Code Club, Vocational Minstrel, Intra-
murals, Fire Squad, Stage Squad Captain,
Light and Sound Committee, Basketball Score-
Morse Code Club, Physics Club, College Club,
to keep this world
Glee Club, Retail Selling Club, Intramurals
Yearbook, Science Forum, Debate, Vice-Presiclent of
Historical Society, Intramurals, Officer of Homeroom,
Junior Class Play Properties, Assembly Committee
Biology Club, Historical Society, Science Forum,
Silhouette, Homeroom Treasurer
Chess Club, Biology Club, Chemistry Club, Intramurals
Checker Club, Chemistry Club, Reserve Basketball,
Leaderys Training Club, Intramurals, Hancliwork
Club, Needlework Club
Service Correspondence Club, Silhouette, Patrol,
Madrigal Club, Girls, Glee Club, Yearbook, Silhouette,
Mid-Western Chorus, Concerts, Assembly Committee,
Physics Club, Chemistry Club, Science Forum
National Honor Society, Silhouette, Yearbook, Track
Intramurals, Homeroom Vice-President, Club Officer
Glee Club, Cheerleading Club, Latin Club, Intra-
murals, Patrol Lieutenant, Concert
Madrigal Club, Glee Club, Latin Club, Silhouette,
Yearbook, Science Forum, Historical Society, Intra-
murals, Vice-Presiclent of Homeroom, Concerts,
Art Club, Latin Club, Library Science Club, Retail
Selling Club, Historical Society, Silhouette, Refresh-
Typing Club, Silhouette, Yearbook, All-Star Soccer,
Intramurals, East-West Ticket Committee
Service Correspondence Club, Handicraft Club
Secretary, Serving Committee
Glee Club, Concert
Madrigal Club, Glee Club, Dramatics, Junior
Class Play, Varsity Cheerleader, Gymnastics,
Intramurals, Track, Yearbook, I-Iomeroom
Officer, Silhouette, Prom Refreshment Com-
mittee, Prom Decorating Committee
Chess Club, Intramurals
College Club, Vocational Minstrel
Glee Club, Typing Club
Vocational Minstrel, Intramurals
Evelyn Rose Spagnolae-Commercial
Book Club, Correspondence Club, Intramurals
William Francis Span-Academic
Varsity Football, Glee Club, Madrigal Club
Gymnastics, Intramurals, Homeroom Officer
Leader's Training Club, Officer's Club, Home-
room Officer, Yearbook, Glee Club, Leaderys
Art Club Secretary
Girls' Glee Club, Yearbook, Concert, Finance
scife for The peace.
Vocational Minstrel, Intramurals
Checker Club, Intramurals
Boxing Club, Vocational Minstrel
Helen E. Thom-Commercial
Chess Club Secretary, Intramurals
We sholl strive
Physics Club, Chemistry Club President, I-Iomeroom
Officer, Lost and Found Committee, Debate and
Speech Squad, Baseball, Bowling Team Captain
Blanche E. Tolassi-Commercial
Correspondence Club, Intramurals
Frances Marie Tomko-Commercial
Science Forum, Yale-Princeton Team, Intramurals,
Homeroom Officer, Usher Committee
Art Club, Checker Club, Vocational Minstrel,
Girls, Cwlee Club, Band, Concert
Boxing Club, Vocational Minstrel
James A. Vargon-Vocational
Ralph J. Verdu-Academic
First-Aid, International Language Club, Chem-
istry Club, First-Aid Program, Chemistry
Concetta Marie Villella-Commercial
Boxing Club, Track, Intramurals, Class Vice-
President, l-lomeroom Officer, President of
Student Council, Sophomore Reception
Committee, Vocational Minstrel, Varsity
Intramurals, Vocational Minstrel, Representative
Glee Club, Madrigal Club, Concerts
Margaret Ann Voettiner-Academic
Leaderis Club, Gymnastics, Band, Intramurals,
Leader's Training Club, Yearbook, Vocational
Minstrel, l-lomeroom Officer, Assembly Com-
mittee, Band Concert
Correspondence Club, l-lancliworlc Club, Football
Grace Marie Ward-Commercial
Glee Club, Homeroom Officer, Concerts,
Glee Club, Madrigal Club, Intramurals,
Assembly Committee, Concerts
Band, Concerts, Intramurals
William E. Weber-Academic
Madrigal Club, Chemistry Club, Glee Club,
Intramurals, Assembly Committee
Retail Selling Club, Correspondence Club
to make this ero
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Florence Jane Windham-General
Dolores Annette Windham-General
Silhouette, Thanksgiving Program
Book Club, Service Correspondence
worthy ofthe boys
Madrigal Club, Glee Club, Concerts, Silhouette,
Chemistry Club, Physics Club
Norma Jane Woods-Commercial
Historical Society, National Forensic League, Year-
book, Intramurals, Secretary of Debate Squad, Usher
Committee, Secretary-Treasurer of Girl Reserves
Physics Club, Chemistry Club, Intramurals
Typing Club, Glee Club
Chemistry Club, Physics Club, Baseball, Track, Intra-
mural Sports Committee, Junior Class Play Properties
Cora Jeanne Yurcina-Academic
Biology Club, Secretary of College Club, Intramurals,
Yearbook, Silhouette, Club Committee
DeMaris Ruth ZagrockiYCommercial
Varsity Cheerleader, Gymnastics, Glee Club, Cheer-
leading Club, Homeroom President, Silhouette, Girls,
Intramural Sports Committee
Varsity Cheerleading, Art Club, Glee Club, Madrigal
Club, Gymnastics, Silhouette, Junior Class Play,
Patrol, Homeroom Treasurer, President of Publicity
Club, Prom Decoration Committee, Yearbook
Glee Club, Madrigal Club, Yearbook, Intramurals,
Silhouette Exchange Editor, Concerts, Finance Com-
mittee, Assembly Committee, Prom Committee,
Concert Usher Committee
STUDENTS WHOSE PICTURES DO NOT APPEAR
Radio Code Club, Nature Study Club
Robert S. Bufalini--Gene ral
Madrigal Club, Boys, Glee Club, Silhouette, Concert,
Yearbook, Student Health Committee
Chess Club, Intramurals, I-Iomeroom Officer
Chemistry Club, Art Club
Chess Club Officer, Intramurals
Biology Club, Blueprint Reading Club
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more homework, ond also some fun.
First Row: Sestile, Bauman, V. Prisiaz, Folino, Barnhart, Dr. Bining, Kraynlc, Kellmer,
Grey, Kramer, Phillips.
Second Row: lVl::Stay, I-lanievich, Nastich, Arthur, Nlazzetti, Janiclci, I-lovanec, Hallaman,
Third Row: G. Karnavas, Hall, Weber, Kurash, Walko, Greenberger, Berley, Jula.
Electing committee members, and planning the Activities dance were only a
few of the events the Senate can be credited with. This body consisted of all
homeroom presidents! Under the direction of Dr. Bining, this council held up the
symbol of democracy before all of us. The President, Eugene Mazzetti, with the
co-operation of Arnold Arthur, Vice-President, Ted Nastich, Secretary, and
George Janicki, Recorder, and the other senators, did a fine job of helping the
teachers and students make things run smoothly.
In Machine shop the boys learn the fundamentals of machines and machinery.
This study makes a good basis for engineering or any metal occupation. It also
teaches them precision.
In Auto shop the boys learn the fundamentals of auto mechanics. They learn
to repair automobiles and also learn the use of testing automobiles for better
In Electric shop the boys learn the fundamentals of electrical work. They do
all sorts of repair Work in the school pertaining to electricity. They rewire motors
and repair any damaged electrical equipment.
In Wood shop the boys learn about house construction, cabinet making and
the important parts of finishing and pattern making. They fix the stage for certain
assemblies, and also do repair work around the school.
Students of Trade Drafting are taught the fundamental requirements expected
of a junoir draftsman in industry. Boys with a fair degree of natural ability and
desire for such work are selected for this course.
The Junior Class entered th
Amhridge Senior High School in th
fall of 1944 and met its class spor
sors, Mr. Joseph Lomhar and Mis
Katherine Haherlen. l-lomeroom of
cers and nominees for class officer
were voted on very soon after schoc
started. Early in October we had ou
first class meeting at which we heari
speeches by our nominees. Followin
this meeting we voted for our clas
officers. The following boys, wh
later proved their worth, were elected
PresidentfThadCleus Nasticli, Vice
PresidentfSteve Jula, Secretary-
James Cunningham, Treasurerfwfil
liam Bremrier. Our second class meet
ing was in the form of a radio pro
gram and was directed by Mis
Haherlen. We were oH:icially wel
comed, as a class, into the high schoo
at the Sophomore Reception on Jan
uary 15. We all worked hard and lat
in May we found that we would ln
the Junior Class for the coming
After returning from vacation, we welcomed our class advisors, Miss Haherlen and Mr. Lombar, and elected as our class oiqiicer
for the present year the following: Presidentffbxlex Gosur, Vice-President-Anthony Pazzanita, Secretaryfvjohn Hronas, Treasurer-
Robert Mataniclt. Shortly after elections, the cast for the Junior Class Play, "Crazy House," was announced. It was ably directed by Mr
Melvin Laing. The cast consisted of three Juniors: Mary Ann Gaul, Jeannette Nelson, Dorothy Psinlca, Beverly Bauman, Anita Sikov
George Thnatlco. Harry Green. Carl Kelchner, Duane Domergue, Howard Greenherger, Charles Harris, and Paul Slavilc. Wfith much hart
worlc from everyone concerned it turned out to he a tremendous success. The play was co-sponsored by Mr. Lomhar and Miss Haherlexi
Xve co-sponsored the Sophomore Reception this year with the Senior Class. It turned out to he a grand agair with a hand supplying thi
music for the evening. Of course, our main activities were directed toward making the Junior-Senior Prom one of the outstanding socia
events of the year. Lee Kelton and his orchestra furnished the music for this gala affair which toolc place on Thursday, May lo. All ir
Gozur, Hronas, Matanilc,
all our class has taken a prominent part in all school activities and has cooperated to make our high school one of the hest in the Country
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Kellmer, Kempisty, Kepics, Kirish, Kisiclay, Kline, Kmit, Knopick, Koloczynski, Korvalski. Row 4: Kovacs, Kraynylc, Kroll,
Kristafek, Krivich, Kulbaclci, Kuntz, Kuny, Kurash, Lapinslci, Larimer, La Velle, Leopardi, Leise, Lesonclak, Loschiavo. Row
5: Lytel, Mack, Macurek, Macler, Majetic, Maker, Matanilc, Manoleras, Manini, Manos, Maridalcis, Marti, Marzio, Matika,
Matson, Mathews. Row 6: Mattuci, Maulc, M. L. Mauk, Mauchline, Maupin, Maxwell, Mazur, Mazzetti, McFarland, McMalJ-
ley, McKee, McKelvy, McVay, Mieclanner, Mindelc, Menoslcy.
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Nastich, Neilson, Neliclc, Nourigat. Row 2: Ollcowslci, Orend, Orler, Oslick, Ostrowslci, O trahalik, C. Owens, T. Owens
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Sovich, Sparcie. Row 6: Spagnola, Stanislci, Stepanik, Stranko, Strohm, D. Suchy, M. Suchy, Suclia, Svach, Swain, Swercli,
Sylvester, Tapolslci, Teclesco, Tedys, Terlesky.
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Verdu, Vlaclucheclc, Row 2: Vita, E. Wagner, Wagner, Ward, Wassum, Watacll, Weaver,
Welling, Wilkes, Woliclci. Row 3: Woloszyn, Work, M. Woods, E. Woods, Uriah, Zak,
Zakarian, Zervos, Zehencler, Zbrezny. Row 4: Zondas.
After being the big shots in
Junior High, the sophomores
felt good when they arrived in
Senior High. But soon they dis-
covered that they were not the
boss any more but just 'Slop-
When they were almost veter-
ans, they were formally wel-
comed by the juniors and seniors
at the sophomore reception.
Under the direction of Miss
Forcy, Mr. Mattuch, and Miss
Duffy, the sophomores entered
into the life of our senior high
Bezuk, Walko, Yee, Miketa with great enthusiasm.
Those chosen as their leaders were: Joseph Walko, Andrew Miketa, Molly Yee, and Bob Bezuk, as president, vice
esident, secretary, and treasurer, respectively.
This class was represented on the football field by Richard Hunt and Lawrence lVlcCandless while Joe Shapert, A1
aman, and Robert Kosis took over on the basketball court. Bob Bezuk, Orlando Loshiavo, and George Sprock took
rt in both sports. Our basketball manager, Ruben Bogosian was a member of this class.
In other activities, such as the band, orchestra, clramatics, and the vocational minstrel, the sophomores took an
The sophomore class was off to a grand start and its future promises to be one of the brightest. Q
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Garbinski, Gulick, Gearer, Geisler, Gerazounis. Row 2: Giammaria, Gourley, Grant, Gray, Gresh, Grzegarkek, Gudzon
Gulish, Hacker, Hahn, Holicek, Hall, Hallaman, Handgis, Hapick, C. Harris. Row 3: B. Harris, K. Hendrickson, V. Hena
drickson, Hill, Himmie, Hinzman, Hocliak, Holman, Holmes, Helsing, Hoover, Harah, Hovenec, Howat, Hronich, Huk.
Row 4: Hunt, Inman, M. Irvin, Irvin, Iwanazyk, Jackson, Jamieson, Janecko, Janocha, H. J o hnson, N. L. Johnson
Jones, Jarzynka, Javersak, Jordan, Kaiser. Row 5: Kallas, Kamzelski, Korclas, Korlak, G. Karnavas, H. Karnavas, Karr
Keck, Keczmer, Kephart, Kerch, King, Klodowski, Kohut, Kolakowski, Kolder. Row 6: Kojszak, Kosak, Kosela, L. Kosinski
R. Kosinski, Kosis, Kost, Kostas, Kolaowski, Kraffa, Krepps, Kroll, Kubinski, Kuhni, Kunico, Kenny.
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Row 1: Laba, Laman, Landis, Laris, Lazar, Lynch, Levy, Lesack, Lesiak, Lewis, S. Lewis, Linger, Loschiavo, Losco,
Lutz, Lynch. Row 2: McCaffery, McCanclless, McCasky, Mcffaidey, McCoy, McFarland, L. McKinney, T. McKinney, Mc-
Stay, Macet, Mack, L. Mahoney, R. Mahoney, Molloy, Moloney, Manula. Row 3: Manoloukas, M a r s h all, Maruna, Mata,
Matariic, Mathias, Matson, Maker, Maytic, Megorm, Mehenko, Mercanclante, Mesko, Metelsky, C. Mickey, L. Mickey. Row 4:
E. Mickey, Mihalinac, Mihalom, Mihalic, Mihajlorich, Miketa, Mitchell, Mogzrosi Miller, Musi, Myers, Naclzak, Nastycz,, D,
Naugle. Row 5: M. Naugle, Negrey, Neiman, Nesbitt, Nestor, Niaros, Noland, Noweaczewski, D. Ombres, Ombres, Onufrick
Opriska, Osso, Ostrowska, Ozenich, Pastnovich. Row 6: Patrick, Pawlack, Pekarchik, Peros, Perkins, Peterson, Petricko,
J. Petrina, Petroskovich, Pocorus, Poling, Powell, Prisiaz, Prostak, Puchack, Punjack.
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Row 1: Rapso, Reader, Reithmiller, Richardson, Riley, Rinaldi, Robertson, B. Rocirinquez, I. Roclriquez, Roginski
Roman, Ronosky, Roppo, R. Rosensteel, Rosinko, Rosi. Row 2: Rotolo, Rupilc, Rytel, Sabol, Sacco, Salvati, Santarelli, Sapp
Scheppy, Schermerhorn, Schiff, Schultheis, Seaman, Semutko, Shaffer, Sherman. Row 3: Shapert, Shoup, Schulick, Shum
sky, Schultz, Siehl, Simon, Skinner, Skonieczna, Skorija, Sloppy, Smerigan, Smith, Solley, Sovich, Sposaro. Row 4: Sproclc
Stacy, Stashick, R. Stewart, S. Stewart, T. Stewart, Stettler, Strano, Strojelc, Sudilc, Sulkowski, Sumrock, Swerdi, Symes
Tabin, Tarquinio, Row 5: Tesnovich, Theodorous, Thoerner, Thom, Tisak, Tomazewslci, F. Tomazewski, R. Tomazewslci
Toogood, Torhan, Troup, Trowbridge, Tuche, Turchilc, Turnour, Tylosky. Row 6: Tupon, Ulbrich, Urda, D. Vagias, I. Va-
gias, Vallecorsa, Vernalc, Villella, Walgus, Walko, Walter, Waschak, Weber, Wetter, Whitehair, Wiliamowsky.
Row 1: Windham, Wirth, Witowich, Wojtkowski, Wrohleski,
Yaworslcy. Row 2: Yee, Yeznich, Yoos, Zells, Zielinsky, Zim-
nowoclci. Row 3: Zubic, Zurow, V. Zurow, Bilanich, Ferguson,
povochalc, I-I a r r i s, Fausti
house, Mr. Taggart
First Row: Russinlco, Perry
Dugan, K o ln l i lc, Pisano
Second Row: Cirka
Whitehair, Cvitko, Rucinski
Galierti, Roppo, Partages
VOCATIONAL STUDENT COUNCIL
The Vocational Student Council, organized two years ago to give the
Vocational Department a form of student government, is now in its third successful
year and making important decisions about the activities and regulations of the
The council meets once every two weeks. This year's officers were John Vin-
centi, President, Eugene Gatehouse, Vice-President, and Joseph Fausti, Secretary-
Treasurer. The Vocational Student Council resembles, in many respects, the Student
First Row: Strano, Merel-
slcy, Sinchalc, M a j e c tic,
Second Row: Brandt, So-
Hoskinson, Vincenti, Gate-
What has the Distributive Education course done for students? It has given
them an opportunity to get business training in school and on the job. The mem-
bers of this course have earned over 55,000 during the school year. As graduates,
they will be ready for a full-time job with a head start toward advancement in an
organization that knows and likes them. They know how to get a job and how to
hold a job. They know that opportunities for advancement are ever increasing in
the field of distribution. They have found that through selling they have gained
experience that they may use in going into business for themselves.
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First Row: Leyerzaph, Engstrom, Jordan, B. Karnavas, Schietroma, Miss Trembley, Pisano,
Folino, Giammaria, Spanos, Sasinovich.
Second Row: Stevenson, E. Ruskin, Bohren, B. Arnett, S. Prisiaz, Austin, McMees, Rea,
Huppenthal, Monaci, Sherman, C. Harriger, Zlody.
Third Row: Shaw, Kokoszka, Prus, Griffith, Kyros, Zakarian, Cunningham, Cummings,
Koerbel, Voettiner, Phillips, DeLisio.
How often have We students heard older people say, "My high school days
were the best of my lifelv The senior, juniors, and sophomores of the 745-'46
BRIDGER staff have, therefore, made this book as vivid a pictorial review of
this school year as possible in order that when you grow older and yearn for your
youth you may have some means of looking back. May this book retain many
memories for you and may it help you gain, thru re-living the past, the confidence
to meet the future and make it just as happy as the past has been.
Senior Class: Dolores Bohren, Leroy Cummings,
Catharine Folino, Helen Huppenthal, Betty Jarrup,
Bebe Karnavas, Loretta Kokozka, Emily Kyros, Caryl
McNees, Frances Rea, Evelyn Ruskin, Betty Zlody.
Vocational--Joe Fausti, Clifford Hoskinson, Stanley
Junior Class: Peggy Shaw. '
Administration: Lillian Griiiith, Betty Schietroma.
Faculty: Gertrude Harriger, Kathryn Sasinovich,
Girls' Sports: Ruth Austin, Elsie Gruber, Louise
Boys, Sports: John Cunningham, Thomas Hall,
Ray Heinz, Charles Shaffer.
Sophomore Class: Betty J. Arnett.
Clubs: Dorothy Huston, Olga Roman, Marjorie
Wadding, Cora Jeanne Yurcina.
Typing: Alberta Engstrom, Olga Roman, Grace
Ward, Norma Woods.
Classroom: Charlene Koerbel, Goldie Balatsoukas.
Activities: Alberta Engstrom, Lorraine Prus, Peggy
Shaw, Norma Woods.
Finance: Dolores Bohren, Mary DeLizio, Cather-
Folino, Jean Giammaria, Bebe Karnavas, Loretta
Kokazska, Mary Ann Monaci, Dolores Pisano,
Kathryn Sasinovich, Peggy Shaw, Betty Schietroma,
Peggy Sherman, Helen Spanos, Retta Stevenson,
Art: Mike Zakarian, John Smolko, Michael Izak,
Lucile Henisch, Martha Heberling, Nita Jordan, Ted
SOPHOMORE AND JUNIOR YEARBOOK
The Sophomore ancl Junior Yearbook Staff is composed of unclerclassmen
who serve an apprenticeship now in preparation for work on some future
BRIDGER. They work with the Seniors in mounting pictures, collecting informa-
tion, ancl creating write-ups.
Dae Ann Chilcote
Rose De Gennero
Mary Ann Orancl
Mary Ann Milnik
Mary Lou Richardson L
First Row: Palmer, Green, Harris, Gourley, Greenberger, Athens.
Seconcl Row: Sikov, Ruskin, Karnoski, Sovich, Catizone, Miss Trembley, Nlatika, Ward, Siehl,
Third Row: Kraynk, McKelvy, Riley, Shorsher, Chilcote, Bauman, Gaudio, Robbins, Domergue,
Fourth Row: Bufalini, Bailey, Kmitt, Milnik, Catanzarite, Work, Orend, King, Nadzik,
F i r s t Row: Karagianis
Matthews, Seznias, Sherman
Powell, Douglas, Mouradin
Zalcarian, Costanza, Curry
Second Row: Cipriani
Kempisty, Hanievich, Rosen
field, K e l c h n e r, Mazzeti
Klocs, Slcorija, Fauser, Cun
Third Row: Urda, Solcoc
Firman, Nastich, Dale, Mr
Lombar, Greenlnerger, Kos
tas, Carr, Mickey, Schiff
First Row: Karasiclc
Chiclcanowslcy, S h a p e r r,
Martin, Miss Barr, Griffith
L9Yerzaph, Psinlca, Zak
S e c o n cl Row: Baysura
Bohren, Sasinovich, Zehnd
er, E l a s r h a t, Mauchline
For another year Mr. Lomlaar has taken the job of sponsoring the Boys'
Patrol. These hand-picked boys have taken and done a goocl job of keeping the
Senior High members safe within the limits of the school. Heading the Boys,
Patrol were: Co-Captains: Mike Izalc, John Cunninghamg and Lieutenants: Eugene
Mazzetti, Alex Gozur, and Nazarene Mazzetti.
This year,s Girls, Patrol planned a full schedule. Besides their duties of keep-
ing order on the stairways during class passing and ushering at football games,
they have planned numerous social events. The schedule ran as follows: September
-hayride and initiation, October-masquerade dance, November-formal dance,
December-bowling party, January--sleigh ride, February-Daisy Mae and Lil'
Abner dance, March-skating party, April-swimming party, May-farewell Wiener
roast for the graduating members. The officers of the Girls' Patrol were: Captain
Lillian Griffith, and Lieutenants Louise Leyerzaph, Lillian Martin, and Dolores
One of the most exciting activities this year was girls' soccer. This sport
attracted thirty-five sophomores, eighteen juniors, and fifteen seniors. Games were
scheduled on days when the weather permitted, and pick-up teams were organized
for these practices.
An all-star game was scheduled and the best players were chosen to participate
in this event. Unfortunately the coming winter weather prevented this game from
being played. These games were directed by Miss Spahr and Miss Barr.
Row 1: Welling, McKelvey, Bowman, Fardo, Towcimak, V. Barnhart, Robbins, Gaudio,
Row 2: I-Irvoich, Martin, Gaul, Bittenbender, Sherman, Herrman, Shapert, Larimer, Fajtak,
Row 3: Sapp, Houston, Kmit, Sudik, Sacco, Griffith, Blishak, Zagrocki, Burch, Klak.
Row 4: Miss Spahr, Gulish, Brown, V. Arnett, Antonelli, Troup, Karnavas, Miss Barr.
Row 1: Young, Ryzowicz, Granitz, Knopiclc, Izalc, Joy, Mortimer.
Row 2: Krol, Cvitkovic, Athens, Scheer, Guido, Stoner, Flulcas.
Row 3: Mr. Burns, Vladucheclc, Jas. Vincenti, Turkel, Kladowski.
. Aliquippa 2 Steve Krol. . .. Third Base
M Y,Y, New Brighton O Hank Stoner First Base
Ellwood City 4 John Joy.. . .. Center Field
. .,,,. Beaver 5 Walter Ryzowicz .. . Right Field
Beaver Falls 4 Niland Mortimer Pitcher
. Ellwoocl City 4 Steve Athens . First Base SL Pitcher
, New Brighton 2 Donald Granitz .. ,,,,,,, Second Base
. Beaver Falls 5 Michael Knopick .. . ,,,t,t,, .. . left field
. . Aliquippa 5 Joe Scheer .. . .. . Shortstop
. Beaver 4 Charles Cvitlcovich ,,,t, Catcher
The Baseball Team of 1945, under the supervision of Coach Jack Burns,
ended the season with three wins and seven losses.
The opening game of the season was a close home contest with Aliquippa.
Amhridge lost 2 to 1 although Niland Mortimer pitched a four-hit game.
In the next game played at New Brighton, Steve Athens pitched Ambriclge to
an 8 to 0 win.
The third game of the season, with Ellwoocl City, was also hard. In spite of
the four-hit pitching of Steve Krol, Ambridge lost 4 to 2.
Beaver next traveled to Ambridge. Niland Mortimer and Steve Athens led
in a 9 to 5 victory.
Amhridge lost to the Ellwood City team for the second time, 4 to 1.
Limiting New Brighton to eight hits on our home field Steve Athens pitched
Amhridge to a 9 to 2 victory.
In a game played at Beaver Falls, Ambridge lost a close one, 5 to 4. Steve
Athens held the Tiger team to three hits.
In the second game of the season with our traditional rivals, Aliquippa, Niland
Mortimer permitted them only two hits, but Ambridge lost 5 to 4.
The final game of the season, played at Beaver, ended with Amhridge losing
First Row: Hovanec, Nicgorski, Majcher, Gabel Baron
Second Row: Jusczak, Kost, Woloshan, Mr. Rothcrmel
Ambridge . . . . 616 Butler
Amhridge . ,,,,,,, 616 West View
Amhriclge , 112 Penn Township
Ambridge . ,,,, 15 Sewiclcley
Amhridge 13 12 Butler ,,,,,
Ambridge ,,,,,, 15 Sewickley
Ambridge ,,,,,,, 12 West View
West View ..
The Amloridge High Golf Team, composed of five former lettermen, and under the guidance of
Coach Leonard Rothermel ended a successful season in 1945 with five wins, four losses, and a tie. The
team was made up of eight match players who represented the school. They were Michael Gabel, Stanley
Majcher, Edward Baran, Stanley Jusczalc, Edward Nicgorslci, John Kost, John Woloshan, and Michael
I-Iovanec. The golfers defeated West View in a playoff match, but later lost to Baldwin, 8 to 7 in the
finals. Michael Gahel, Stanley Majcher, and Edward Baran did outstanding work individually in sharing
the low scoring honors. Tn the W. P. T. A. L. golf tourney, Michael Galnal finished in fifth place and Stan-
ley Majcher tied for eighth place.
First Row: Jacobs, Hanievich, Frangione, Granitz, Gregorelc, Span, Jamery.
Second Row: Mr. D. Piper, Stanieski, Pazzinita, Gozur, Hrynewich, Smyzlick, Arthur
Third Row: Kissidav, I-Iallaman, Shaffer, Smolko, Nastich, Sezenias.
April 17-Class meet won by Juniors.
April 21-Sewiclcley fherej won by Ambridge.
April Z41Aliquippa Relay fherel won by Aliquippa.
April 28-Annual Relay Carnival fherel won by Mt. Lebanon.
May 5-Washington Invitational fawayl won by Mt. Lebanon.
May 8-Brentwood fawayl.
May 11-Aliquippa fherej Won by Ambridge.
May 16-Class meet won by Sophomores.
May 18-W. P. T. A. L. Championship fawayj won by Mt. Lebanon
May 22-Sewickley fawayj won by Sewickley.
The Ambridge Track Team, coached by D. Piper, again entered in Track
competition and were triumphant. The fleet-footed sport is slowly regaining its
lost interest in this school, but only through the undying efforts of the coach
and players. Ray Frangione, John Smolko, Andy Mayer and Alex Gozur featured
in the field events, while Charles Harris, Milton Jacobs, Steve Gregorelc, Henry
Jamery, John Vincenti, and Sam Bombiani anchored the Running events.
Evening--No classes, but homework! There are games,
concerts, dances, plays, and a well earned resf.
Barth, D. Piper, Rubenstein, Drake
Ambridge H . 12
Ambridge ,,,, 36
Ambridge ,,,, . 16
Ambridge ,,,, W 19
Ambridge ,,,, ,,,, 3 3
A11 Ambridge looks upon the 1945 football
team with only the greatest admiration for behind
its record there lies a success story--a success
story of an inexperienced team. The Bridger
eleven, composed mostly of green boys ranging
from the ninth grade through the twelfth, started
the season with a rather low opening game tally
of 12-0 over the Class A school of lVlcKees
Rocks. The first score was made in the second
quarter by Jamery, who intercepted a pass and
raced 55 yards down the field, the second score
in the third quarter by little 117-pound Bambiani
with a 27-yard run to the end zone. That game
showed that the boys had "possibilities," but the
high hopes were soon shattered by the results
of the next three games.
lVlcKees Rocks ,,,,, ,,,, 0
I-lar-Brack .. , ,,,, ,,,,, . 13
New Brighton 25
Beaver Falls , , ,,,, 13
Aliquippa . ., 6
Rochester W 7
Sharon , ,,,,,, 13
Vandergrift ,,,, .. ,. 13
The second gridiron
Brack eleven on a rain
Although they slightly
the Ambridge boys were
P. I. A. L. running by
Several times, the boys
to the scoring zone, but
tussle was with the Har-
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outplayed the visitors,
eliminated from the W.
a losing score of 13-6.
pushed their way close
were unable to go over
the notable line from the l-yard mark to make
The worst defeat of the season was suffered
by the Rubensteiners when the New Brighton
veterans piled up the score of 25-O before 3,000
disappointed Ambridge fans. However, that
failure did not entirely demoralize the boys for
they knew they were still green and had a lot to
First Row: Moranz, Knopick, Mayer, Rutel, Kissiday, R. Frangione, Baran, Jas. Vincenti,
Span, Janicki, Gozur.
Second Row: Hunt, Jamery, Stanieski, Bezuk, Mravoich, Russo, Despines, Jacobs, A. Fran-
Third Row: Monzi, Dolinski, Pattison, Kalakowski, Harris, Sprock, L. Loschiavo, lVlcCandless,
Fourth Row: Coaches-Barth, Rubentein, Drake,
After a weekys recuperation, the Moe-men vigoriously
attacked the Beaver Falls Tigers with undying faith on
home ground. Although trounced by the visitors, the
team felt inspired by its developing power that held
its foes at bay with a close score of 13-7. The tally made
by the Garneteers was by Bezuk in another of his quar-
terback sneaks from the 1-yard line. Mraovich kicked
The next gridiron struggle was the climax to the
teamis story. The result that Ambridge swamped Ali-
quippa by a 36-6 count was undoubtedly the most
unexpected upset of the entire season. Due to the strong
backing of the student body, to the unrelentless drilling
by Coaches Rubenstein and Drake, and to the bitter
rivalry between the two schools, the Garnet and Gray
boys made the trip to the opponents' grounds bent on
putting up a fierce battle. Before a crowd of 10,000 fans,
the Garneteers gained the lead during the first quarter.
In the second frame, they were still on the offensive and
were piling up points so that, at the end of the half, the
score was 16-O. The spectators awaited a powerful
counter-attack by the Quippans at the beginning of the
third period, but again, it was the Ambridge team that
poured on the heat. Although the Quips scored six
points in that period, they paid heavily for it in the
last quarter. That victory by the Ambridge High lads
was attributed, not to luck, but to the expert skill in
management and maneuverability of everyone connected.
Touchdown were credited to Bezuk, Knopic, Mayer, Kisi-
day, and Despinesg and a fieldgoal to Mraovichg but,
they were only possible through the teamwork of the
Spurred to victory by the previous game, the now
experienced boys from Ambridge overcame the Rochester
Rams. In the first period of the game, Mraovich kicked
a fieldgoal. Bezuk also tallied with a sneak play across
the line. The second quarter gave both teams seven
points, Rochester by Nocera, who ran 77 yards, and
Ambridge by Bezuk in another sneak play from the
1-yard mark. The Bridgers then defended the tally of
16-7 through the rest of the struggle.
Awakened to its invincible power, the Bridger team
added another feather to its cap when it journeyed to
Sharon ground and returned with the score reading,
'!Ambridge 19-Sharon 13." In the first quarter, Bezuk
crossed the line on a sneak Dlay. The second period
made another score for Ambridge when Jamery scooted
around left end on the Statue of Liberty play, and
Mraovich connected on the placement. In the third
frame, Bezuk made another of his quarterback sneaks
across the line. The Sharon boys made good in the last
period, with two touchdowns and one placement to their
To end its grid season favorably, the Ambridge High
eleven swamped Vandergrift by a total of 33A13. Mayer
opened the scoring with a 61-yard dash to the end zone.
Minutes later, Tony Frangione also tallied one as he
received a short pass over the goal. Vandergrift came
back in the second quarter with Spaniel cutting around
left end to score. The third period gave six more points
to Ambridge via another short pass to Tony Frangione.
The last period of the last game ended with two more
touchdowns for Ambridge-one by Bezuk and one by
Moranzg and one touchdown for Vandergrift, made by
With a record of five wins and three losses, the
Ambridge team completed its grid season. Thus ends
the story of an underdog team that became a success.
Those lettermen who have played their last football
game for Ambridge High were: Ray Frangione, Tony
Frangione, Ed Baran, Bill Span. Mike Despines, Andy
Mayer, Jim Vincenti, and Vic Janicki.
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Ambridge 32 ,,,. .. Avonworth 14
Ambriclge 39 ,,,,,,, ,,,,,,,,,,, D onora 29
Ambridge 37 . ,,,,, Greensburg 34
Ambridge 49 ,,,,,, Moon Township 21
Amhridge 51 ,,,,,, .. . ,,,, Sewiclcley 19
Ambridge 52 ,,,,,, . Taylor Allderdice 25
Amlnridge 42 ,,,,,,, ,,,,, Greensburg 28
Amlnridge 34 . . . . New Castle 33
Ambridge 42 ,,,, . . .. Ellwood City 39
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The 1945-46 basketball season of Ambridge
High was started as a group of six veteran players
composed of Victor Janiclci, Ray Stepaniclc, Milce
Knopic, Donald Granitz, Henry Jamery, and Nor-
bert Moranz returned to try its best to reach the
championship. The evidence of the teamls earnest
playing is shown in its excellent record of 18
games won and 3 lost. Also doing their hit were
two capable boys from last year's Reserves-Bill
Kissiday and Ed Stanislcy.
In order to get warmed up for the W.P.I.A.L.
league games, the Ambridge High Bridgers felled
seven opponents in pre-league games. The first
Ambfidgq 60 ,,YYY,,,, Beaver Falls 31
Amlsridge 30 .. YYYYYYY Sl1?ifOI'1 26
Amhridge 42 ,,,, ,,,, A liquippa 30
Ambridge 42 ,,,, . New Castle 33
Ambridge 36 .. . ,,,,, Ellwood City 34
Ambridge 39 ,,,, ,,,,,,,, F arrell 30
Amhridge 55 t,t, New Brighton 15
Ambridge 25 ...... ,,,,,,,,, Sharon 26
Amlaridge 32 ,,,,, . Aliquippa 41
Ambridge 44 ,,,,,,,, .... Beaver Falls 32
of these opponents was Avonworth. The visitors
were toppled by a score of 32-14. High scorers
were Lefty Stepaniclc with 10 points and Captain
Vic Janiclci with 8 points.
Again Stepaniclc, with a total of 16 counters,
led the Amhridgeites to victory to the tune of 39-
29. This time it was over the Donora Dragons.
Greensburg was next on the list, so the local
lads journeyed to the opponents' Hoor and
knocked off a winning score of 37-34.
As a substitute game to replace one cancelled
by Allegheny, the Bridgers welcomed the quinet
...., 81 Y,
from Moon Township. The Townshippers, how-
ever, were sent home on the tail end of a 49-21
score as Stepanick and Jamery copped 17 and 14
Sewickley was the next victim to feel the impact
of the Ambridge brigade. The neighbor lads
returned to their domicile all wrapped up in a
51-19 defeat. Contributing greatly to this was
Henry Iamery with a total of 17 points to his
From up the river a new opponent came to
involuntarily sacrifice itself in order to build
up the growing reputation of the local lads. It was
the Taylor Allderdice team, trailing behind with
25 points while the home-town heroes piled up 52.
A second contest with Greensburg showed im-
provement for the Bridger team. Knopic's 15
points and Stepanick's 13 points paved the way
for the victory of 42-28.
With a record of seven wins and no losses in
the pre-league games, the A. H. S. squad opened
its W.P.I.A.L. Section III race by beating New
Castle with a close score of 34-33.
Knopic and Moranz, together with many of
their special set-up shots, led the Garneteers to
a 42-39 victory over the Ellwood City five.
Ambridge met its first setback of the season
when the Tudor Lewis coached boys from Farrell
succeeded in their try for a win. The final Hash
on the scoreboard showed 37-40 in favor of the
Unleashing their wrath caused by the setback,
the Bridgers swamped the New Brighton quintet
by a tally of 52-33. In this game Stepanick, Am-
bridgels southpaw pivot artist, made his high
score of the season by gathering 27 points. This
is just two points short of the W.P.I.A.L. record.
The Garnet and Gray next took Beaver Falls
over. The game ended 60-31 with Moranz, Janicki,
and Knopic working hard to obtain 14, 13, and
12 points, respectively.
The Sharon five lost a close game to Ambridge.
The opponents went home with 26 points of a
Ambridge captured the Section III lead by
overpowering the previously undefeated Lippe-
coached Quippans. Moranz and Stephanick, both
ranging a height of 6' 22", led the attack which
ended with a tally of 42-30.
With a great reputation and a bright future, the
local lads started the second half of the league
games by defeating New Castle 42-33.
Ellwood City put up a hard fight and gathered
34 counters, but still was unable to top the Am-
bridge score of 36.
The local high school basketball team gained
revenge for the previous setback of the season
by trouncing Farrell with a nine-point lead. Kno-
pic,s 15 counters and Stepanick's 10 counters
helped greatly to administer the score of 39-30.
New Brighton, under Coach Roark, was next
to be trampled under the impregnable onrush
of the mighty Ambridge basketeers. Captain Vic
Janicki, with scoring honors of 18 points, led
his fellow players to a Section III record lead of
40 points. The final score was 55-15.
The next game on schedule was to be with
Beaver Falls, but because of an electric shortage,
the game was postponed to a later date.
The Sharon team, striving for championship,
came to the local floor bent upon a victorious
outcome. So it was. Although the Rubensteiners
piled up 25 points, the visitors bettered it by a
count of 26. It was in this game that Jamery,
one of the "regular six,', injured his knee.
The Bridger high team was all but problema-
tically put out of the Section III title race in
W.P.I.A.L. as the Quips laced the locals by a
41-32 score on the winneris floor. Lloyd Cable,
the Quippan star center, kept the team going by
scoring 16 counters. Stepanick was next high
scorer with 13 points to his credit.
The Ambridgers, playing their last game of
the season defeated Beaver Falls 44-32. Stepanick
of the Garnet and Gray and Boller of Beaver
Falls each gathered 14 points.
Thus the Ambridge High School basketball
team of 1945-46 terminated its struggle for cham-
pionship, satisfiecl by holding third place in the
W.P.I.A.L. Section III race and also by being
co-champs of Beaver County. Ray Stepanick led
the scorers with an 11.5 average, while Mike
Knopic came second with a 10.6 average.
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First Row: Lockwick, Sestile, Miss Barr, Zagrocki, Zakarian.
Second Row: John Vincenti, McKelvey, Smollco.
Responsible for directing school spirit at all
basketball and football games this year was the
Cheerleading Squad under the capable direction
of Miss Stella Barr. Doing all practice on after-
school hours, this hard-working team of four
boys and three girls developed a working vocabu-
lary of thirty-two cheers, f1V6 of which were new.
Not content to simply rest on their laurels
and blissfully follow in the wake of an already
successful activity, this year's cheerleaders
developed many "f'irsts". This is the first year that
so many of the motions of the old cheers have
been changed and so many acrobatic and specialty
dances have been added. This is the first year
that so many boys have been used on the squad.
This is the first year that the cheerleaders have
had a public address system for their own use in
the stadium, money for which was raised by the
cheerleaders, themselves, through the sale of
The squad consist of: John Smolko, acting
captaing John Vincenti, Richard Loclcwich, Mike
Zalcarian, Jeanne Sestile, Joanne McKelvy, and
This event began in 1932, under the direc-
tion of Miss Marcella Spahr. It is patterned. after
the annual Yale-Princeton game at Oberlin
College, Alma Mater of Miss Spahr.
This is a social activity which only lassies and
their feminine friends may attend.
The teams were chosen from girlis intramural
basketball players. The 1944 fans for the Prince-
ton wfigersn were led in cheers by: Virginia
Orler, Josephine Brogno, Ruth Ann Austin, Lil-
lian Martin, and Louise Leyerzaph. Their colors
were orange and black.
Leading the cheers for the Yale "Bulldogs,,
were Estelle Seyboth, Helen Chekanowsky,
Sophie I-lladio, Dorothy Klak, and Louise
More important were the two teams, and
fighting for the orange and black banners we
find: Eleanor Braun, Captain, Frances Lehn,
Margaret, Linda Fardo, Helen Lesack, and Jane
Moyer, subs, Frances Tomko, Eleanor Wagner,
Frieda Beaman, Ella Mae Barnhart. On the Yale
team we find: Eleanor Radwanski, Captain, Rose
Marie Boyt, Julia Karnoski, Martha Towcimak,
Jean Sestile, Marie Fleming. Subs: Leona Bufa-
lini, Rita Gatta, Catherine Catanzarite, and Mary
The manager for this event was Elaine Marti,
assisted by Barbara Jones, and Marion Ruskin.
Miss Spahr was assisted by Miss Bar in training
the two teams. The Yale players were the victors
of this game.
First Row: Lesack, Moyer, Braun, Radwanski, Karnoski, Boyt.
Second Row: Lehn, Beaman, Fardo, Baysura, Catanzarite, Bufalini, Sestile, Puchar.
Third Row: Barnhart, Tomko, Wagner, Miss Spahr, Miss Barr, Towcimak, Fleming, Gatta.
Fourth Row: Ruskin, Leyersaph, Orler, Martin, Brogna, Austin, Seyboth, Klak, Hladio,
Kingerski, Chekanowsky, J ones.
First Row: Hladio, Chekanowslcy, Fardo, Voettiner, Marti, Gatta, Boyt, Ruskin, Bauman,
Second Row: Baysura, Griffith, Kline, Beaman, Miss Spahr, Herman, Towcimalc, Lesaclc,
The Leaders, Club was under the sponsorship of Miss Marcella Spahr, the
director of the girls' physical education. The members were voted into the club
by the old members on the basis of sports activities. Those chosen as the officers
this year were: Elaine Marti, Presidentg Peggy Voettiner, Vice-Presidentg Rita
Gatta, Secretary-Treasurerg and Rose Marie Boyt, Social Chairman.
One of the many duties of the girls in this club was to conduct the physical
education classes in case of the teacher's absence. This included the taking of
the roll, giving commands, and dismissing the class. They also helped other girls
in their regular gym work, and they officiated at intramural games such as soccer,
mushball, basketball, and volleyball.
First Row: Kesner, Pugar, Reithmiller, McNally, Maxwell, Phillips, Rupik, Levy, Kingerski, Mr. Sporny, Wacht, Beheler
Ombres, Leopardi, Kowalsky, Simon, Powell, Wollicki, Wagner.
Second Row: Cummings, R. Wilkes, Jones, Santarelli, Weaver, Dworakivsky, Barto, Robinson, Vallecorsa, Griffith, Men
sky, Fetch, Bauman, Smerigan, Rozic, Merchadante, Musgrave, Galant, Ehrhart.
Third Row: Read, Smerigan, N. Martin, Fardo, Geisler, Antonelli, McKee, Holmes, Vaughn, McNees, Voettiner, Haber
Rosensteel, Schultz, Tekstar, Harriger.
Fourth Row: Miller, Garbinski, Malinauski, Salvati, Vlasic, Dale, Kostas, Arnett, Work, Carroll, Bixler, A. Mazzetti
Biship, Barscz, Squires, Tarquino, Marti, Druzisky.
Fifth Row: Harris, Suach, Beck, Wronoski, Baran, Capatides, Dionese, Willis, qhenjll-leughan.
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Hail Alma Mater! When we say these words
we think of our school and thoughts of school
are never complete without our thinking of the
high school band. Mr. Sporny and the band mem-
bers deserve our greatest praise, for they have
both worked hard to make this year's band out-
standing in the history of the school. There are
over one-hundred students registered, although
only seventy-seven usually played. The remaining
members were used as substitutes. This was the
greatest enrollment the band has ever had. There
were also two drum majors and four majorettes.
The band specialized in formations this year and
succeeded in mastering sixteen. They were: An
anchor, airplane, Marine emblem, tank with mov-
ing wheels, Hello, sailor, a boxed "AH for the
Alma Mater, tenth, Dave, square counter march,
coffee pot, tepee, bell, Mexican hat, and the let-
ters or nicknames of the visiting school. In addi-
ticn to these formations, the drum majors and
majorettes did several dances to songs the
band played, This year's band managers were
Tom Croner and Louis Caldarelli.
First Row: Durniak, Dur-
niak, Bogosian, Beheler,
Peros, Mr. Shaffer, Marsillo,
Gatta, Jaslcol, Raso,
S e c o n d Row: Cvengrss,
Pochyba, Darlek, Jula,
Zehender, Prasko, Barn-
hart, Bufalini, Rossi,
First Row: Kellmer, Kroll,
Bufalini, Stevenson, Koerbel,
Engstrom, Kyros, Zlody,
Matucci, Robbins, D. Suchy
Second Row: S. Kroll,
Herrman, W o 0 d, Kmitt,
Milnik, Ferrance, Porter,
Nelic, M. Suchy
Third Row: Fauser, Mr.
Snyder, Gourley, Miller
Rain or shine, the refreshment committee was on the job. Under the capable
leadership of Mr. Shaffer, these girls have worked on one of the hardest jobs in
the school. At every game you could hear their cry, "Ice Cream, Candyn. Or you
could see them in their stand under the grandstand, rushing around getting all
of us our refreshments. The profits go to the Debate Team.
The object of the student finance committee is to give training in handling
money and meeting the public. 1
Members were elected by the Student Senate from a list of volunteers drawn
from the homeroom. They were approved by Mr. David Snyder, Assistant Princi-
pal. The 1945 chairman, Jean Kellmer, was chosen by the senate.
The members of the committee numbered thirty this year. They sold and
collected tickets at all paid school events such as football games, plays, concerts,
PL1pllS WCISC on the one-half hour before the gates Opefled. Qften they
I'6l'I'1E1ll'16d Eiffel' the 6VCI'1t to COLIHI arid roll the HXOHCY.
The Finance Committee WHS ORC of the ITIOSI iI'I'lPOI't3l'1f gI'Ol1pS ifl the school.
l HISTORICAL SOCIETY
First Row: Mazur, Ruskin
Bohren, Karnoski, Bologna
Second Ro w: I-Iaughan
Bailey, Woods, Greenlnerger
Elschat, Parham, Ithnatko
Iicki, Janiclci, Rea
Second Row: Beheler
Ihnatlco, Nlatanich, Gozur
Officers of this club were Dolores Bohren, President, Evelyn Ruskin, Vice-
Presidentg Theresa Mazur, Secretary, Howard Greenberger, Treasurer, and Bill
Heughan, Sergeant-at-arms. Under the supervision of Dr. Binning the members
participated in many interesting activities, including a very novel initiation.
First Row: lVlcKeIvy, Jula,
Shulick, Miss Smith, Wo-
Cunningham, Betley, Kara-
The Club Committee was composed of approximately fifteen members. They
met every Tuesday during the club period under the sponsorship of Miss Smith.
Its duties were to allot the number of members in each club and to carry on
the club program throughout the year.
First Row: Carnevale
Owens, Martin, Karnoslci
Miss Barr, Karasick, Heber
ling, Leyerzaph, Prus
Second Row: P. Barnhart
Wood, M a r ini, Tomko
D r o b ri a lc, Catanzarte, E
Barnhart, N. Woods, Mc
Nea-s, V. Barnhart
First Row: I-lallaman
Kohut, J o h n s o n, Perris
P s i n lc a, Izak, Zalcarian
Second Row: Santarelli
Paliani, Gresh, Mrs. Lang
What was it that makes our class plays, vocal concerts, band concerts, and
the many other performances given in the Ambridge School Auditorium enjoyable?
Cf course, it was the usher committee which was comprised of junior and senior
girls under the sponsorship of Miss Barr and their chairman, Rose Kraynylc. Their
duty, besides looking lovely in their gowns, was to see that those attending the
many performances received programs and were comfortably seated. The usher
committee has certainly been a boon to the entertainment provided for the various
audiences this year, and we are confident it will continue to be just as successful
in the future.
The main purpose cf the art club was for the club members to make scenery
for plays, programs for the dances, decorate the gym, and design posters to adver-
tise football games and other curricular activities in the school. It also gave the
artistically-minded a chance to express their own original ideas.
They were under the direction of Mrs. Lang, and she was assisted hy Mike
Zalcarian, President, Al Rosso, Vice-President, Artie Petris, Secretary.
First Row: A. Vlasic, Kline
L. Graham. Gisondi, Leyerzaph
l'rus. Capatosti, Cycyn, Fuchs
Sclxietroma, Shaw. Zlody. Kunie
wicz. XYaslo, E. Marti, McKee.
Second Row: Karagauis
lVoocl. Plese, Baysura, Engstrom
BlcNees, Arnett. Prisiaz. Bea
man. liachor. Polito, Cooper
Ilclmcrling. Miss Parson, Mickey
Tliircl Row: Cosentiuo. Green
Xourigate. Capataides, M. Kno
pick. Gourley. lzak. Moranz
Kucaba, Palmer. Zills, Silla
Roginski, Urcla, Lesonrlalf
BOYS' GLEE CLUB
dak, M. Knopick, Handgis
Cosentino, Urda, Marzio.
Second Row: Palmer, Green
Capataicles. Kucaba. Moranz
Gourley, Tunney, Zills, Mathias
The Madrigal Club, under the direction of Miss
Parson, has been a popular school organization
for many years. It is composed only of students
who average a high grade in their music course.
There are approximately sixty voices. Persons, who
go to the State and Midwestern Choruses, are
selected from the Club.
The members perform many intricate numbers
and are much in demand, although at times small
ensembles are selected for special programs. At
the annual Vocal Concert, the Club sang three
select songs. During the Easter, Thanksgiving,
and Christmas seasons, the various outside clubs
and school programs kept the Madrigal Club
busy. A popular feature started by the Club is
caroling in the halls at Christmas which is to the
delight of all.
Dancing and refreshments were the highlights
of the party that they held this year.
The accompanists are Mertie Cooper and Mar-
tha Heberlingg president, John Kucabag vice
president, Betty Pleseg and Lorraine Prus, secre-
First Row: Nourigat, Kara-
ginis, Tzak, Silla, lllickey, Leson-
BOYS' GLEE CLUB
The Boys Glee Club meets every Thursday morning in Room 303. The pur-
pose of this club is to show the boys what they can do with their voices if they try
hard enough. These thirty-five boys, under the direction of Miss Parsons, rendered
a few selections in the annual Vocal Concert. All business is carried on by the
officers: President, Bob Izakg Vice President, John Smolkog and Secretary-
Treasurer, Jim Palmer.
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First Row: Cunningham
B a r a n, Frangione, Beck
John Vincenti, Altonian
Second Row: Mr. Rother
mel, Hovanec, Izak, Gozur
First Row: Brandt, Bober
Despines, Musi, Telesky, G
Terlesky, John Vincenti, T
Mickey, Hartman, Marada
kus, Fenjois, Manis, Vasa
Second Row: Mr. Serene
Riley, Altonian, Petrina, Di
mico, L. Jones, Hostetler
Hunt, Toogood, Gatehouse
Kolesin, L. Mickey, Laris
Under the sponsorship of Mr. Leonard H. Rothermel, the boys of Ambridge
High were permitted to participate in intramural basketball and mushball games.
These sports stimulated sportsman rivalry between the different homerooms and
also provided the boys with recreation and entertainment. Basketball games were
played every Monday night at designated times decided upon by the Intramural
Sports Committee. This Committee, headed by Michael Hovanec, was divided into
several subcommittees whose duties were to set up rules, to keep score, to keep time,
to take care of equipment, to draw up a schedule, and to referee the games. In
the spring season, the boys formed several mushball teams and participated in that
sport immediately after school. The various tasks which had to be taken care of in
these games were also performed by the Intramural Sports Committee.
The Boxing Club, under the guidance of Mr. Serene, was composed of boys
interested in boxing. The club met every Tuesday during the club period. The
object of this club was to teach the members to defend themselves and be more
developed physically. The members of the club were selected by Mr. Serene from
many candidates. The members were divided into weight classes and they held
boxing bouts among themselves in preparation for the annual boxing tournament.
The members were under the capable leadership of President Theodore Mickey,
Vice President Paul Altonian, and Treasurer Richard Hunt.
Row l: Sestile, Gatta, Wassum, V. Barnhart, Towcimalc, Catanzarite.
Row 2: Fajtak, Carnevale, Sliapert, Herrmann, Fardo, Bittenbender.
Row 3: Blishalc, Martin, Kmit, Miss Spahr, Miss Barr, Bogosian, Beaman.
The weather this year interfered many times with the playing of the mushball
gafI1CS. Because of fl'llS, the great event, CVEIYODC looked forward IO, 'WHS
not played. This, however, did not dampen the enthusiasm of the 120 girls who
came out for this sport. The games were played on the Junior High baseball field
and the upper Senior High fxelcl. Forty-five girls earned points toward their Sports
The peculiarity of the names of the team which the girls chose caused
I'I'13I'1y 3 Sffllle. The I'CCOI'Cl of the gaI11CS and their C9.PlZ21lI1S are HS fOllOWS2
Catanzarites , ,
, ,,,, Margaret Voettner ,
,,,,,,,,Mary Ann Milniclc
,, ,.,, Lillian Bufalini ,
,,,Catherine Catanzarite ,
,,,,,,,,Dorothy Lesaclc ,,
ALL STAR TEAMS
V. Barnhart Bogosian
THE BOYS' GYM TEAM
The Ambridge High Gymnastic Team began only a few years ago. It is
gradually forming into a regular school sport. The boys, supervised by Coach
Rubenstein, and lately by Coach Eddie Drake, met every Wednesday evening and
went through workouts on the horse, parallel bars, horizontal bars, ring apparatus
and tumbling exercises. After developing slcill and coordination of muscles in
training and as a climax before starting to enter the different meets, the team
staged a program in the auditorium in which every team member participated.
Our school was well represented and much honor was attained when the gym
team, with Sam Altonian as captain, entered the different meets at Allegheny,
Johnstown, several Y. M. C. A. meets, the W. P. I. A. L. meet, and finally the
Penn State meet. Letters were awarded to everyone on the team for they all had
at least placed and won some honor. The higher ranks were attained by Altonian
GIRLS' GYM TEAM
With Miss Barr as coach and Josephine Brogno and Sophie Hladio as man-
agers, the Girls' Gym Team made themselves very active and Well-known. The
group was composed of forty girls who were divided into three groups. One
group, in charge of Peggy Voettiner and Eleanor Pugar, learned different tap
routines. Another group learned ballet dances and this group was in charge of
Paula Caputo. The third group was in charge of Sarah Kline and Lois Hess, and
they learned free hand drills, Indian club drills, and so on. The girls met during
club periods and after school on Wednesdays. During these after school sessions
the girls did work on the rings, parallel bars and the horse.
As a climax of their worlc they held a program in April and the girls showed
the result of many months of work and training. Miss Weseley and her group of
Junior High G. A. A. girls did folk dances as their part in this all-girl program.
Presto, Vladucheclc, Hoffman, Marmaclc, Rossia, Prusick, Kolesin
The third annual Vocational minstrel was presented this year with a cast of 125.
Miss Barr was directoress of the all vocational minstrel revue and with the assistance
of Miss Rice, who had charge of training the chorus, solos, and quartets, Mr.
Sporny, who had charge of the orchestra and Mr. Hoskins, who had charge
of the selection of talent, turned out the best minstrel presented so far. Mr. Laing
was general advisor with Matthew Hartinan as his assistant. There were five per-
formances given on February 27, 28 and March l and all were well attended.
The program included ballet dancing, square dancing, an exhibition waltz,
chorus girls, ladies, soft shoe taps, specialty horse dance, school days tap routine,
a barber shop quintet and pantomines. The chorus included forty-five boys from
the various shops and the endmen numbered six. The interlocutor was William
Marmaclc, electric shop senior. Mrs. Lang and Mrs. Vvelch had charge of the
scenery used in the different acts and Mr. Axtell tool: charge of the lighting,
sound, and scenery placement. Mr. Rothermel conducted the selling of tickets and
publicity. Misses Peggy Voettiner, Eleanor Pugar, and Paula Caputo assisted the
boys in learning their tap routines.
Row 1: Torhan, Sprock, Seaman, Loschiavo, Shapert, Gwynn, Gagliardi
Row 2: Drake fassistant coachl, Bugosin fmanagerj, Kosis
The Reserve Basketball Team of 1945-46, under
the supervision of Coach Edward Drake, finished
the season with a record of seven wins, and thir-
teen losses. The reserve squad was headed by
seven steady performers. They were Gwynn, Sha-
pert, Gozur, Bezuk, Kissiday, and Loshiavo.
Gwynn and Shapert with 8 and 6 points respec-
tively led Ambridge to a 23-21 victory over
Avonsworth, our first opponents of the season.
For the second game Ambriclge traveled to
Greensburg, but lost, 38 to 16.
The Ambridge Reserves won their next three
games. They defeated Moon Township 21-19,
Sewickley 35-17, and Taylor Allderdice 27-20.
Playing a home game, Ambridge lost a close
game to Greensburg 28-27. Kissiday led the Am-
bridge boys with 9 points.
The next two games resulted in defeats for
Ambridge. New Castle beat Ambridge 31-19, and
Ellwood City handed the Reserves an 18-15 set-
back. Tn the New Castle game Loshiavo scored
Farrell's Reserves came to Ambridge but were
defeated in a hard-fought game 21-20.
Ambridge led by Loschiavo visited New Brigh-
ton and returned home after losing 43-24.
Loschiavo totaled 11 points.
Loschiavo with 13 and Kissiday with 9 points
headed the Ambridge quintet in a 34-24 win over
the Beaver Falls' Reserves playing on the Am-
The Ambriclge boys traveled to Sharon and
lost 31-25. However, Bob Bezuk scored 10 points.
Leading 28-18 at the half, the Aliquippa Re-
serves defeated Ambridge by a score of 44-26.
Loschiavo and Seaman with 8 and 5 points
respectively, led the Ambridge scorers.
Ambridge continued its losing streak dropping
the next 6 games. They lost 19-16 to New Castle,
26-25 to Ellwood City, 21-11 to Farrell, 26-25 to
New Brighton, 35-21 to Sharon, and 42-24 to
The Reserves ended the season at Beaver Falls
with a 25-23 win. Seaman totaled 8 points to lead
the Ambridge scorers.
RESERVE BASKETBALL SCORES
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Ambridge .... .... G reensburg
Ambridge . Moon Township
Ambridge .... . . . .... Sewickley
Ambridge ....... Taylor Allderdice
Ambridge ............ Greensburg
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