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

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The presidents, vice presidents, and fellow officers of your class, your class song,Mary E. Carver Jeanne Ditz Wm. Clas Robert Lewis Mercedes Urda The Staff These are the people who have guided, directed, and worked with the many students on the Bridger Staff. Their jobs were to arrange the material, schedule the pictures, mount the pictures, correct the write-ups, get the material to press, read proof, and last of all—pass out the yearbooks to the student body. This is the finishfed product, and they give it to you to enjoy, to use as a record, and to help keep alive your days spent in Ambridge High School.Youth and Education in Our Schools Youth looks with confident eyes toward tomorrow Fortified with faith in the future of our democratic way of life, the students of today stand prepared and eager to become the protective bearers of the torch of democracy in the post-war world. Long, difficult, and bloody has been the battle for the survival of justice and righteousness against the forces of evil, but longer and perhaps still more difficult is the rough road which must yet be traveled in order to se- cure for the future a prosperous, happy, war-free world in which we may live. Knowledge and clear, sane thinking are the only sign-posts which point the way to success. This is the task that confronts youth. Students, today, have had the advantage of a great, free educational program. Through the course of their studies has been laid the solid foundation upon which a future can safely be built. Complete courses in American History, Civics, and Problems of Democracy have made living symbols of the words democracy, justice, freedom, and representative government. The duties and rights of the citizen have been deeply impressed in the still formulating mind of the student. The principles of fair play, cooperation, and high ideals have all been stressed in the schools' sports program and supervised social activities of the student body. Yes, youth stands armed with a keen, alert mind, a thorough knowledge, born of constant studious effort, and the faith and courage necessary to safeguard the principles and ideals for which American Youth stands. The task that faces them is a difficult one, requiring effort and diligence. But youth looks to the future confidently, with faith in their ability to succeed in spite of difficulties and make their dreams of a just peace blessed by Cod and a prosperous, bappy, post-war world into a living reality —JEANNE DITZAn Introduction to Our School We, the Seniors of Ambridge Senior High School, are happy to introduce to you in this edition of the Bridger, our school as a whole —the faculty, the Superintendent and Principals, the School Board, the office staff, and last, but not least, our student body. Our faculty has been instrumental in helping the youth of Ambridge to build for themselves a full and happy life. They have painstakingly taught us theory from our textbooks and advised and counseled us from their own experiences. They have tried to help build our characters and future reputations by showing us excellent examples of their accomplishments and by developing in us a sense of duty, right, and honor. Many times they have been disheartened by their seemingly endless task. But, now that graduation time approaches, they can see the products of their labors. We hope that it is with a pleasant feeling they will recall our present failings in the future. As our class makes its way in the world may we become worthy of their teachings. Our Superintendent and Principals have had a hard time guiding the school through these wartime years. The military services have summoned several members of the faculty and it has been increasingly difficult to replace teachers. Our class has been fortunate to have had the privilege of having an excellent faculty throughout our high school years. The School Board is to be commended on keeping our Junior-Senior High School operating smoothly in spite of curtailed war shortages in labor and supplies. They have had to substitute and make things do. We can thank our School Board for the extremely fine faculty and office staff, for it is the School Board who is responsible for their hire. Our excellent office staff efficiently keeps in order the records and data of the school. In this book we arc presenting to you various phases of school life with which we, the Student Body, have been occupied. And now, as we leave, to face we know not what, we wish to express our appreciation to all those who have been instrumental in helping us through our Senior High School years —the faculty, the Superintendent and Principals, the School Board and the office staff. We feel that because of their guidance we can look to the future undaunted This is our Bridger published by the Senior Class and presented to you as a souvenir record of our class. —MERCEDES URDAAn Efficient Office Force Bauerlein Bartolo Izak Mons Nicklewicz Serack Zowoisky The clerical duties of ithe Principal's, Superintendent's and Vocational offices were capably handled by the office staff. In the Superintendent's Office, Esther Bauerlein was assisted by Rhea Mons and Dorothy Izak. In the Principal's Office, which is the Junior-Senior High School Office, Louise Serack supervised the work. Her very efficient aids were Ann Zawaisky and Sophie Nicklewicz. Sarah Bartolo assisted Mr. Taggart in the Vocational Office.DR. N. A. SMITH Superintendent Smith is completing his twenty-fifth year of service in the Ambridge Public Schools. He looks bock with satisfaction and pride over the achievements of the past, and at the same time looks with enthusiasm and vision upon the responsibilities and possibilities of education in the future. He recognizes the mighty potential power of education in the life of the individual, the community, the nation, and the world. Education may be bad, and education may be good. Bad education promoted by dictators and war lords in Germony and Japan is responsible for the present condition of chaos and misery throughout the world today. However, it is our firm belief that the education of youth in the Democratic way of life will bring about ultimate Victory and World Peace. Hundreds of students who have gone out from our high school are now serving in some branch of the Armed Forces. Many of the members of our high school at the present time, and especially the members of the class of '45, will soon be engaged in the service of their country. These young men and women are displaying the highest type of loyalty and bravery, and many have paid the supreme sacrifice. It is our fervent hope and prayer that these sacrifices may not have been in vain, and that permanent peace may soon be established throughout the world. DR. JOSEPH MOHNEY BENKERT I salute the "Class of '45" and all American Youth: YOUTH whose vision has not been stifled by the insidious doctrine of totalitarian creed nor superstition and bigotry. Dr. Joseph Mohney Benkert, Principal Dr. N. A. Smith, Superintendent YOUTH whose bodies have not been warped by the bloodthirsty demands of Mamon's machines in the reeking sweatshop. YOUTH whose rugged sports call up their physical, mental, and moral best. YOUTH whose teachers have taught them to collect facts impartially and to classify and correlate data so that they can draw their own conclusions and check by experimentation. YOUTH whose ears are attuned to the cries of distress of their fellow-man. YOUTH whose feet are running miles in performance of the daily good turn. YOUTH whose hearts are filled to overflowing with love of God, Country, and Humanity. May my life ever be dedicated to the services of the best in YOUTH so that people may say of me, when I am gone, as Browning wrote: "At the midnight in the silence of the sleep-time. When you set your fancies free, Will they pass to where—by death, fools think, imprisoned— Low he lies who once so loved you, whom you loved so—Pity me? Oh to love so, be so loved, yet so mistaken! What have I on earth to do With the slothful, with the mawkish, the unmanly? Like the aimless, helpless, hopeless, did I drivel —Being—who? One who never turned his back but marched breast forward, Never doubted clouds would breok. Never dreamed, though right were worsted, wrong would triumph, Held we fall to rise, are baffled to fight better. Sleep to wake. No, at noonday in the bustle of man's work-time Greet the unseen with a cheer! Bid him forward, breast and back as either should be, 'Strive and thrive!' cry 'Speed—fight on, fare ever There as here!' "Michael F. Serene, Assistant Principal MICHAEL F. SERENE The education of American Youth in this cge is of vastly greoter importance than at any time in our history. The world is no longer geared to a 50 mile per hour speed but to terrific speeds of 300 miles per hour and more. The mistakes that could happen and be corrected at 50 m.p.h. are mistakes that cannot be corrected at 300 m.p.h. speeds. It follows, then, that American Youth must be educated to such a great extent that mistakes do not or seldom happen. The faster the world progresses, the greater must be the education of Youth. Education, and that means any education, must be founded on facts. Only with a firm foundation of facts, the fundamentals of education, con American Youth develop the vision and foresight to enable him to fcce the future. Fundamentals in any activity, be they chemistry or football, can be learned only the hard way, by drill, repetition and endless study. I believe that American Youth will face the future in this super-scientific world confidently, knowing that there is hard work ahead but ready, willing, and able to do it. DAVID A. SNYDER It is clear that the educational needs of this generation are not like those of any that has preceded it. I am glad, therefore, that the BRIDGER offers to the students of Ambridge a pictorial interpretation of the ways in which the purposes of modern education are being realized in our school. The aims and purposes of modern education as shown in this book apply in various ways and with vorying emphasis to all senior high pupils. Briefly summarized, these educational purposes are: Self-Realization, Human Relationships, Economic Efficiency, and Civic Responsibility. It is the business of our school to supply youth with information. Information which will cause the youth to speak clearly, read efficently, and calculate accurately. The educated person, whom we expect the youth to become, must also be skilled in listening; informed about health; participate in sports; have intellectual interests; appreciate beauty; and show character in his daily life. L. R. Taggart, Supervisor of Vocational Department L. R. TAGGART "He who hath a trade hath an estate" were the words of that fundamental and wise man, Benjamin Franklin. We appreciate these words ever more today when we consider how much we have advanced industrially over Benjamin Franklin's time. Everything today is mechanized. General SommerviMe has said that out of every one hundred men coming to us, eighty-six of them should be equipped with some trade to make a successful modern army. This fact is also true in this day of modern industry. The youth of today who has not inherited an estate can secure one in our modern high school, ond it is an estate that he can have for the rest of his life, Benjamin Franklin style. David A. Snyder, Assistant PrincipalBoard of Education Top: Blonorik, Bufolini, Byers, Caputo. Bottom: Duzy, Graham, Kraft, Radakovich. The Ambridge Board of Education had the responsiblity of seeing that the opportunities of education were presented to the youth of the community. The members of that group have met that responsibility in a commendable manner. Many obstacles have been surpassed in order to keep our schools functioning efficently and meeting the needs of the time. Legal advice was given by the Solicitor, Eugene A. Caputo. The officers and committees of the board were: President Mr. John J. Graham Vice President Mr. Elmer Blanarik Secretary Miss Mary Radakovich Treasurer Mr. Frank Duzy COMMITTEES FINANCE Mr. Frank Duzy, Chairman Mr. Joseph Bufalini Mr. Elmer Blanarik BUILDING Mr. Elmer Blanarik, Chairman Mr. Frank Duzy Mr. Ted Kraft ATHLETIC Mr. Joseph Bufalini, Chairman Mr. Elmer Blanarik Miss Mary Radakovich EDUCATIONAL Miss Mary Radakovich, Chairman Mr. Frank Duzy Mr. Vernon Byers GROUNDS SUPPLY Mr. Ted Kraft, Chairman Mr. Joseph Bufalini Mr. Vernon Byers Mr. Vernon Byers, Chairman Miss Mary Radakovich Mr. Ted Kraft SINKING FUND Mr. John Graham Miss Mary Radakovich Mr. Frank DuzyThe Faculty and Its Work In the classrooms of the school, the student receives training of the mind and body, necessary to prepare him for a well-rounded future. That each student develop soundness of mind and health of body is the objective of our high school courses. Each department contributes in some way to this collective aim. Youth learns to care for and maintain a clean, healthy body through physical education and the study of hygiene. He is taught to appreciate true beauty through the creative work of the Art and Music departments. Poise, self-confidence, and development of the art of speech delivery, all accomplishments of the public speech student, help to enable the youth to express more eloquently and confidently the knowledge he has gained throughout the high school years. The cultural effect is gained from the study of the languages, French and Spanish, as well as the classic Latin. Chemistry, biology, and physics prepare the scientifically minded for further training in the field of science. The practical value of mathematics is emphasized by extensive courses in algebra, geometry, and trigonometry. For those interested in the business world, a commercial course is offered. Those boys mechanically inclined are urged to take advantage of the machinery, equipment, and courses of study under the Vocational Department, while girls may prepare for home-making in the Home Economics Department. Practical and cultural value are both embodied in the English class, where every-day use of grammar is taught— plus the great literature of America and England. Since every young American should be thoroughly acquainted with the problems that our country must face after this war is won, the history classes include American History, civics, and Problems of Democracy. Yes, the graduating senior, having received a well-rounded education, steps confidently forth to face the future through the efforts of our faculty.Alma Adams B.S. Typing I, Typing II Radio Code Club William Arnett Vocational Machine Shop George Axtcll Vocational Electric Shop Stage Squad, P. A. Squad Moving Picture Squad William Bining B.S., M.A., Ph.D. Social Studies American History Student Senate Home Room Program Historical Society Chairman of Sociol Studies Department M. N. Cook A.B., M.A. Business Economics G. B. T. Mary L. Duffy Litt.B., M.A. Latin, American History Member of Steering Committee for Senior Class Service Correspondence Club Chairman of Language Dept. Katherine Forcey B.S., M.Ed. Algebra I, Plane Geometry Solid Geometry, Trigonometry Chairman Math Department Thomas E. Hoskins B.S., M.Ed. Related Drawing, Sketching Blueprint Reading Mechanical Drawing Sarah E. Adams Litt. B., M.A. French I, II, Spanish I, II Member of Junior Steering Committee International Language Club Ethel Althauscr A.B., M.L. English IV C, English IV Business English Stella Barr B.S. Girls' Hygiene, Physical Ed. Cheerleaders, Girls' Patrol Girls' Gymnastic Team Leaders Training Club Usher Committee Olive E. Cease B.S., M.Ed. Business English, Shorthand I Typewriting Choirman of Commercial Department Virginia G. Dcrflingcr A.B. World History, Spanish I Senior Science, Journalism Silhouette Doris Feick B.S. Vocational Home Economics Director of Home Economics in Junior and Senior High School All Home Ec Activities E. Lucile Frey B.S., M.S. S. J. D. Keusch Trade Drafting Related Social Science — 16 —Rose Kozak B.S. in Ed., M.Ed. Bookkeeping I Bookkeeping II Shorthand I Secretarial Practice Melvin D. Laing A.B. English, Dramatics Assembly Director Junior and Senior Plays Herbert E. Lauf B.S., M.A. Plane Geometry, Chemistry Pre-Flight, Aeronautics Science Forum Chemistry Club Pcarle A. Levy B.A. American History World History Related History Related Economics Vocational Minstrel L. H. McCaughtry B.S. in Ed. Related Math Attendance M. M. Mattuch B.S., M.Ed. Physics, Physics Club Virginia G. Lehman B.A., M. in Ed. English II Silhouette Finances J. A. Lombar A.B., Master of Letters Boys' Hygiene, 10, 11, 12 Patrol, Boys' Counselor Asst. Sophomore Adviser Michael Malinich, Jr. B.S. in Bldq. Const. General Shop, Industrial Arts Woodworking, Metal Elinorc B. Mcrmelstcin B.S. Secretarial Practice Mimeograph Room Clyde F. Mock A.B. Arts and Crafts Publicity Club Bulletin Committee Yearbook Art J. W. Newton B.S., M.Ed. P. S. E. A. President Ruth M. Parson Vocal Music Supervisor of all school music Mixed Chorus, Boys' Chorus Girls' Chorus Music History and Appreciation Madrigol Club Boys' Glee Club Music for Senior High Assemblies Evelyn Rcaghart B.S. Library Science Eleanor Pavlick B.A. American History World History Study Club National Honor Society Rita S. Reed B.S. Typing I, Shorthand I — 17 — Leonard H. Rothcrmcl B.S., M.Ed. Related Science Assistant Attendance Checker Club Assistant School Finance Golf Coach Intramural Sponsor Hazel Schcrmcrhorn B.A., M. of Litt. Economic Geography American History Sponsor of National Honor Society Director of Clubs Lyslc Shaffer A.B., M.A. English III, Latin II Refreshment Committee Forensic Directory Debate Coach Marcella M. Spahr A.B. Physical Education, Hygiene Girls' Health Counselor Leaders Club, Girls' Sports Girls' Assemblies Faculty-Student Health Committee Henri Todd Auto Mechanics Herman L. Wolf Vocational Woodwork Carpentry Genevieve Marion Hill B.S. General Science Home Economics Embroidery Club Jean Coates Fisher, R.N. School Nurse Maurice Rubenstein B.A. Football, Basketball Boys' Gym Director of Athletics Genevieve Winifred Scttino B.A., M.A. Related English II, III, IV Lost and Found Tardy Checker Marie C. Smith B.A. M. of Ed. American History Consumer Education Club Director National Honor Society Committee Member Janet Swaync B.S. General Home Economics Vocational Home Economics Myrtle Trembley B.S., M.L. Junior and Senior English Yearbook, Hobby Club V. W. Sporny B.S., M.S. Band, Orchestra Instrumental Instruction Joseph Pore, M.D. School Doctor Adeline Loschiavo, R.N. School Nurse — 18 —Katharine Hoberlen A.B. English II, American History Sophomore Class Adviser TEACHERS WHOSE PICTURES DO NOT APPEAR Betty Elster B.S. Plane Geometry, Algebra I Algebro II Knitting Club Mrs. Eileen Lang B.S. Publicity Club, Art Madalyne S. Cochran A.B., B.F.A. Jr. High Art 9th Grade General Science Senior High Art Supervisor of Grade School Art Senior High Art Club Junior High Cartoon and Arts and Crafts Club Esther M. Piantanida B.S. Chemistry Pre-Flight Aeronautics Chemistry Club Frank W. Desanzo B.S. Biology, Biology Club TEACHERS WHO ARE SERVING IN THE ARMED FORCES Navy Waves Leonard Horsman Rosemary Grime Joseph Hlista Army Julian McWhorter Vincent Rice John Dodds Merrill Robb Womens Army Corps Dorothy Shaul 19 —Introduction The youth portrayed in this section is the youth of America. They represent the thousands of sophomores, juniors, and seniors all over America; they fill the halls and classrooms in every public high school. Those students are getting or have received the education that will be needed to make them better citizens of a democratic America. Some of these young men will be the fighting men in the immediate tomorrow. That tomorrow, however, is only temporary, lasting but a few minutes or possibly a few hours of the real and permanent tomorrow. That real and permanent tomorrow, extending through years and decades, is the one that really counts. Those students will then take their places in the future of their country. Professions of everyi sort will receive the high school graduates. They will become doctors, lawyers, nurses, stenographers, factory workers, housewives; they will go into every field open to them The high schools are trying to help those young people in the preparation for those careers. Some, of course, will need further training and will go to colleges and business schools, but the majority of the graduates won't go beyond high school. Those students who will not go farther in their schooling will have already taken their places in the mills, offices, and homes when the doctors, lawyers, and nurses have completed their advanced training. For those who must step directly from graduation into jobs, their high school education will have to suffice. It is the solemn duty of those students to obtain all the education that has been made to Classes available to them. The world of today isn't a very pleasant place in which to live. Thou sands and millions of sophomores, juniors, and seniors all over the world are fighting for their lives or lying wounded and starved, in the streets of their beseiged countries. For some of the youth of Belgium, Holland, France, England—yes, and Germany, Italy, and Japan, the war is already over. For others it won't last much longer, but when the peace is declared, the armistice signed, and the gun fighting over, another fight will begin, a fight to regain the peace, happiness, and freedom that was taken from them. A few will go back to school, when the schools are rebuilt, but practically all of them will just have to get along the best way they can. Those boys and girls will never have the chance to taste the success and freedom from want as the American youth will. America's youth may not fully appreciate their tenth, eleventh, and twelfth grades now, but when they can lay a high school diploma in front of their employer, they will see then the difference it makes and they will indeed be thankful for the opportunity they had. Their parents and older brothers and sisters are handing them a job to do and they dare not fail. It is the task of rebuilding a new nation, a new world. If they tail, their children will have to start all over again. A very few men ruined the world, but there are thousands of American young men and women. They can help themselves and others to regain their freedom and happiness because they were given the chance to learn how. —Mary Elizabeth Carver — 20 —Senior Class of 1945 Strano Towcimok Mortimer Three years ago we Seniors entered this institution of higher learning as Sophomores. Our life in the Senior High has been a happy and active one. As Sophomores we populated the balcony, better known as "Peanut Heaven." Now as Seniors we occupy "Orchestra" seats. A few privileged Sophomores served at the Prom that year two seasons back. Then, last year as Juniors, we gave one of the nicest Proms in history. For months before the Prom the Math and Art classes collaborated on the decorations. The Math classes cut, measured, and pasted cardboard into all kinds of pretty shapes. The Art classes painted the shapes that the Math classes had made. Then, several days before the Prom, Mr. Mock got busy with his committee and put the decorations up. The night of the Prom we danced in our "Starlight" gym. Our Junior Class play, "A Full House," was considered very good and we played to a really "Full House." The play was very capably directed by Miss Gertrude Lee, our former Dramatics Coach. The cast included the following: Mary Ellen Cormack, Joe Lesondak, Buffie Carver, Harold Thomas, Jeanne Ditz, Gladys Lindsey, Constance Augustine, Bill Connor, Dick Matson, Bill Oko-wasky, Conrad Davis, and Leona Halloway. Estelle Seyboth was the prompter. Now that wfe are Seniors, we have the jobs that we used to envy last year's Seniors. Our two biggest tasks are to edit the Silhouette and the Bridger. Besides them we have other minor duties. Oh! and we mustn't forget we are supposed to set a "shining" example to our underclassmen. Through these three years in the Senior High School we have been very capably led by our advisers and our faculty as a whole. Our advisers, or Steering Committee as they are called this year, consist of Miss Forcey, Miss Duffy, and Mr. Mattuch. Also, our class officers lead, direct, and set us a good example. They are: President Alfonso Strano Vice President Martha Towcimak Secretary Niland Mortimer Now, as we are preparing to leave our Alma Mater, we think back to all the good times we have had and wonder just what the future holds for us— this wartime graduation. • — 22 —Abbott Anderson Athens Balik Altonion Angus Augustine Barcaskey Amistadi Applequist Azodion Barkan Abbott, Edwin—General Homeroom Officer, Dance Club, Code Club Altonian, Sam—Academic Boxing, Gymnastics, Band, Orchestra, Talent Night, Track, Bowling, Intramural Amistadi, Emma—Commercial Homeroom Committee, Historical Society, All-Star Soccer, Yearbook Editor, Silhouette Anderson, Margaret—Commercial Sophomore Reception Committee, Usher Committee, Library Science Club, Talent Night, Student Senate, Homeroom President, Club Officer Angus, Rolph—Academic Football Manager, Basketball Monager, Baseball Man-oger. Airplane Club, Science Forum, International Club, Chemistry Club, Bowling Applequist, Helen—Academic Usher Committee, Art Club, Patrol, Silhouette, Bowling, Club Officer, Homeroom Officer Athens, Steve Academic Boxing Club, Club President, Baseball, Football Varsity Augustine, Constance—Academic Usher Committee, Library Club, Latin Club, Needlework Club, Junior Class Play, Glee Club, Silhouette, Homeroom Representative, Homeroom Officer Azadian, Helen—General Popular Songs, Girl Reserves, Silhouette Balik, Virginia—Commercial Popular Song Club, Historical Society, Science Forum, Fashion Show, Yearbook Representative, Silhouette, Homeroom Officer Barcaskey, Dolores—Academic Usher Committee, Girl Reserves, Latin Club, Historical Society Barkan, Charlotte Joy—Academic Assembly Committee, Dance Club, Science Forum, Historical Society, Latin Club, National Honor Society, Service Club, Yearbook Representative, Orchestra, Silhouette Representative, Silhouette Editor, Bowling — 23Barley, Marion—General Glee Club Baron, Roymond—General Battisti, Anno—General Dance Club, Knitting Beall, Dick—Academic Property Committee, Science Forum, Homeroom Officer, Student Senate Belis, Mildred—General Assembly Committee, Advance Dance Club, Science Forum, Glee Club, Homeroom Officer, Silhouette, Basketball Bena, Evelyn—Commercial Girls' Patrol, Silhouette, Knitting, Orchestra Bcnnis, Ted—Academic Photography Club, Patrol, Homeroom Officer Benko, Francis—Vocational Stage Squad, Code Club, Physical Fitness, Minstrel, Intramurals Bezuk, John—Vocational Football Club Binder, Andy—Academic Airplane, Intramurals, Reserve Football, Dance Binger, Shirley—Commercial Silhouette, Service Correspondence, Officer, Usher, USO Club Book Club, Club Blahovec, Agnes—Commercial Popular Songs, Typing Club, Girls' Chorus, Intramurals Barley Baron Beall Belis Bennis Benko Binder Binger Battisti Bena Bezuk Blahovec 24 —Blackford Boggs E. Bowan Braden Brletic Blanarik Bologna J. Bowan Braun Bucci Blinkey Bono Bozick Briola Buck Blackford, Mary Emma—Commercial Glee Club, Leader's Training Club, Student Senate, Homeroom Officer. Club Officer, Yearbook Editor, Gymnostics, Tolent Night, Concert Blanarik, John A.—Academic Intramural Sports Committee, Chess Club, Radio Club Blinkey, John—General Intramurals, Bowling, Varsity Baseball Boggs, William—Academic Lost and Found Committee, Madrigal Club, Science Forum, Boys' Glee Club, Intramurals, Homeroom Officer Bologna, Irma—Academic Science Forum, Historical Society, International Language, Orchestra. National Honor Society, Homeroom Officer Bono, Charles—General Football, Varsity Football Bowan, Elizabeth—Commercial Dance Club, Madrigal Club, Talent Night, Girls' Glee Club, Girls' Sports, Homeroom Officer Bowan, Janet—Academic Prom Committee, Junior USO, Patrol, Yearbook, Student Senate, Homeroom Officer, Yearbook Editor Bozick, Ann A.—Commercial Publicity, Art Club, Bulletin Board Committee Braden, Doris—Academic Junior USO, International Language Club, Club Committee Braun, Eleanor E.—Academic Yearbook Staff, Assembly Committee, Usher Committee, Homeroom Committee, Historical Society, Proper ties Committee, Yale-Princeton, Yearbook Editor, Silhouette, Concert, Intramurals, Bowling, Homeroom Officer, Historical Society Officer Briola, Frank—Vocational Football, Intramurals, Vocational Council, Bowling Brletic, Violet—Vocational Home Economics Leader's Training Club, Popular Song Club, Gymnastics, All-Star Mushball Captain, Intramurals Bucci, Leonard -General Popular Song Club, Radio Code Club, Baseball, Gymnastics, Intramurals, Bowling Buck, Albert—Commercial Photography, Typing, Intramurols 25Bufolini, Anna Belle—Academic Glee Club, Hobby Club Bufolini, Margaret—Vocational Home Economics Refreshment Committee, Library Council, Assembly, Popular Song Club, Librory Officer Burzese, Richard—Academic Chess Club, Intramurals, Track Buskirk, Bill—Commercial Hobby Club, Intramurals, Track Cameron, Bill—Vocational Intramurals, Basketball Manager, Radio Club, Vocational Minstrel, Physical Fitness Club Capliski, Richard—Academic Club Committee, Dance Club, Chemistry Club, Science Forum, Intramurals, Bowling Captain, Homeroom Officer Carlson, Shirley—Commercial Assembly, Art Club, Library Club, Book Club Carrodus, Robert—Academic Publicity Club, Art Club, Yearbook Carver, Mary Elizabeth—Academic Girls' Assembly Committee, Silhouette, Historical Society, Leader's Club, Science Forum, Junior Class Play, Intramurals, Yearbook Editor-in Chief, Girls' Sports Editor, Social Chairman, Homeroom Officer, Christmas Play Charni, Susan—Commercial Refreshment Committee, Girl Reserves, Science Forum, Checkers Club, Student Senate, Intramurals, Yearbook, Homeroom Officer Chupka, Mary—Commercial Popular Song Club, Service Correspondence Cvitkovic, Anne—Academic Assembly, Glee Club, Cheerleading Club, Talent Night, Varsity Cheerleading, Gymnastic Team, Girls' Intramural Sports, Homeroom Officer, Bowling Captain A. Bufalini Buskirk Carlson Charni M. Bufalini Cameron Carrodus Chupka Burzese Capliski Carver A. Cvitkovic — 26 —C. Cvitkovich Cormock R. Davies DeLizio Drabik Comchoc Cvengros C. Davis Dickey Drobnak Connor Czerwinski DeHart Ditz Eberhardt Cvitkovich, Charles J.—General Intramurals, Baseball, Football and Basketball Manager, Homeroom Officer Comchoc, Frances—General Usher, Band Concert, Refreshment Committee, Junior USO, Madrigal Club, Girls' Glee Club, Talent Night, Prom Floor Show, Fashion Show, Annual Spring Concert, Club Secretary Connor, Bill—Commercial Finance Committee, Popular Song Club, Junior Class Play, Patrol, Intramurols, Bowling, Homeroom Officer, Band Cormock, Mary Ellen—General Assembly, Homeroom Committee, Scholarship Committee, Historical Society, Leader's Training Club, Cheerleaders' Club, Junior Class Play, Usher Committee, Yeorbook, International Language Society, Homeroom Officer, Intramural Sports Committee Cvengros, John—Academic Publicity lie Yearbook Staff, lntromur lst JMfrrol, Rod o Club, Club Czerwinski, Walter—Academ „„ju rtL. Officer, Blue Prinf, Davis, Conra Photo ocotional Home Club, Typing Club onomics DcHort, Willis—Vocational Stage Squad, Light and Sound Committee, Fire Squod, Physical Fitness Club DeLizio, Anthony—Academic Dance Club, Bowling Captain, Intramurals Dickey, Dorothy—Academic Refreshment Committee, Usher, Girl Reserves, Science Forum, Glee Club, International Language, Patrol, Yearbook, Basketball, Silhouette, Homeroom Officer, Club Officer Ditz, Jeanne—Academic Assembly Committee, Student Health Committee, Junior Class Play, Science Forum, Historical Society, International Club, Debate Club, Leader's Training Club, Silhouette Co-Editor, Yearbook Co-Editor-in-Chief, National Forensics, Pennsylvania Student Congress, National Honor Society, Homeroom Officer, Intramural Debate, Varsity Debate Drabik, Mary—General Popular Song Club, Madrigal Club, Bowling, Home room Officer Drobnak, George—Academic Bulletin Board Chairman, Senate Committee Chairman, Chess Club, Bowling, Boys' Glee Club, Home room Officer, Madrigal, Student Senate, Intramural, Lost and Found Committee, Bowling Captain Eberhardt, Bob—Vocational Model Airplane Club v 27 —Edmondson, Robert—General Refreshment, Chess Club, Airplane, Intramurols, Club Officer Evans, Delbert—General Boxing, Football Committee, Track Falcone, Juliet—Commercial Lost and Found Committee, Leoder's Training Club, Bowling, Glee Club, Gymnastics, Talent Night, Varsity Cheerleader, Concert, Intramurals, Homeroom Officer, Bowling Officer Farkas, Evelyn—Vocational Home Economics Cheerleaders' Club, Sports Farkasovsky, Mildred—Commercial Finance Committee, Art Fetch, Evelyn—Commercial Cheerleaders' Club, Bowling Fetch, Larry—Academic Assembly, Photography, Airplane, Art, Silhouette Plays, Intramurals, Basketball, Track, Bowling, Club Officer Fisher, Charles—General Aeronautics, Bowling, Intramurols Fisher, Jacqueline—Commercial Girls' Patrol, Yearbook, Finance, Silhouette, Yale-Princeton, Girl Reserves, War Stamp Selling Fitsko, Margie—Commercial Refreshment Committee, Dance Club, Sewing Club Edmonson Farkas L. Fetch Fitsko Evans Farkasovsky C. Fisher Fittante Falcone E. Fetch J. Fisher FlemingFletcher Friel Goitanis Gause Giammotteo Folino Frynkewicz Gopinski Gazda Girgash Fouse Gagliordi Garcia Gerle Gisondi Fletcher, Mory Lou—Commercial Girl Reserves Officer, Book Club Folino, Joe—Vocational Art Club Fouse, Douglas Academic Airplane Club, Bowling League, Chemistry Club, Vor-sity Football, Track, Basketball Patrol, Stage Squad Friel, Thomas—Vocational Frynkewicz, Nicholas—Vocational Gagliordi, Rose—Commercial Glee Club, Popular Songs Club, Assembly Committee, Usher, Bowling League Goitanis, Nicholas—Academic Chess Club, Track, Intramurals, Bowling, Physical Fitness, Homeroom Officer Gopinski, Josephine—Commercial Popular Songs Club Garcia, Carmine—Academic Assembly Committee, Stage Squad, Madrigal, Boys' Glee Club, Photography, Bowling, Patrol, Intramurals Gause, Peter—Vocational Gazda, Andrew—Vocational Airplane Club, Radio Club, Minstrel Gcrlc, Gertrude Commercial Usher Committee, Art Club, Silhouette, Girl Reserves, Homeroom Officer Giammatteo, Jean—Academic Finance Committee, Refreshment Committee, Assembly Committee, Science Forum, Historical Society, Leader's Training Club, Silhouette, Yearbook, Orchestra, Debate, National Honor Society, Homeroom Officer, Chemistry Club Girgash, Martha—Academic Scholarship Committee, Girl Reserves, Historical Society, Science Forum, International Language, Silhouette, Basketball, Club President Gisondi, Rudy—General Football, Basketball, Madrigal Club, Boys' Glee Club, Concert, Midwestern Chorus 29 —Glos, William—Academic Student Health Officer, Historical Society, Lotin Club, Chemistry Club, Science Forum, Intramurals, Student Senate Officer, Homeroom Officer, Yearbook Editor-in-Chief Glikanis, Josephine—Commercial Knitting Club, Madrigal Club, Art Club, Usher Committee, Club Officer Goldman, Mott—Academic Football, Basketball, Track, Student Senate, Homeroom Officer Graham, Wylie—Academic Radio Club, Madrigal Club, Glee Club, Science Forum, Bowling Grand, Irene—Vocational Home Economics Grimm, Thelma—Commercial Usher Committee, Bowling, Patrol, Homeroom Officer Grosdeck, Irma—Academic Club Committee, Madrigal, Glee Club, Girl Reserves, Science Forum, Patrol, Silhouette Grosdeck, Marshall—Vocational Shop Foreman, Intramurals, Code Class, Radio Club, Minstrel I Gross, Marian—Commercial Assembly Committee, Usher Committee, Leader's Training Club, Bowling, Patrol, Senate, Homeroom Officer Gross, Robert—Vocational Chess Club Grusczynski, Mary—Commercial Usher Committee, Girl Reserves, Historical Society Guzan, John—General Art Club, Basketball, Bowling, Homeroom Officer Glas Graham I. Grosdeck R. Gross Glikanis Grand M. Grosdeck Grusczynski Goldman Grimm M. Gross Guzan — 30 — Holaico Harris Hendrickson Hobaugh lorfido Hall Hasson Hertneky Hoover Irion Holioway Heinz Hettish Hritsko Janecko Holaico, Helen—Commercial Usher, Dance Club, Leader's Club, Glee Club, Student Senate, Homeroom Officer, G. A. A. Hall, Mae—Academic Lost and Found Committee, Assembly Committee, Usher, Dance Club, Science Forum, Girl Reserves, Sil houette, Yearbook Editor, Homeroom Officer, Club Officer Holloway, Leone—Academic Service Correspondence, Junior Class Play Harris, Mary Alice—Academic Usher, Cheerleader Club, Art Club, Latin Club, Science Forum, Student Senate, Homeroom Officer, Chemistry Club Hasson, Anne—Vocational Home Economics Cheerleader Club, Girls' Intramurals, Gymnastics, Talent Night Heinz, Gloria—Vocational Home Economics Dance Club, Needle Work Hendrickson, Marjorie—Commercial Girls' Intramurals, Property—Junior Closs Play, Assembly Committee, Usher Committee, Cheerleader Club, Madrigal Club, Girls' Glee Club, Girls' Patrol Concert Hertneky, Milton—Vocational Chess Club, Radio Code Club, Minstrel, Intramural Sports, Homeroom Officer, Student Senate, Vocational Student Council, Vocational Student Senote, Football Manager Hettish, Mary Frances—Commercial Popular Song Club, Cheerleader Club, Homeroom Officer Hobaugh, Evelyn—Commercial Usher Committee, Cheerleader Club, Service Correspondence, Homeroom Officer Hoover, Margaret—Commercial Popular Song Club, Silhouette, Service Correspondence Hritsko, Anne—Commercial Lost and Found, Madrigal, Glee Club, Leader's Club, Fashion Show, Patrol, Silhouette, Homeroom Officer lorfido, Edward V.—General Madrigal Club, Glee Club, Gymnastics Club, Bowling Intramurals Irion, Naomi—Commercial Junior Class Play, Girls' Chorus, Homeroom Officer Club Officer ' Janecko, Gertrude—Commercial Junior USO, Typing Club, Girls' Chorus, Homeroom Officer — 31 —Josler, Sophie—Commercial Popular Song Club, Typing Club Johns, Darwin—Vocational Dance Club Johnson, Isabel—Commercial Glee Club, Knitting, Art Club, Concert, Intramurals, International Language Club, Silhouette Jubinski, Catherine—Commercial Club Committee, Glee Club, Yearbook, Club Officer, Cheerleader Club Jula, Helen—Commercial Football Refreshment Committee, Dance Club, Sewing Club, Girls' Chorus Jurczak, Mary—Commercial Junior Class Play—Property, Yearbook, Silhouette, Cheerleader Club Karnoski, Julia—Commercial Leader's Club, Yale-Princeton, Usher Committee, Intramural, Bowling, Leader's Club Officer, Leoder's Training Club Karp, Genevieve—Commercial Glee Club Officer, Patrol, Silhouette, Talent Night, Cheerleader Club, Stage Squad, Stage Committee, Dancing Club i Karpovich, Margaret—Commercial Hobby Club Kcfalas, Helen—Commercial Madrigal Club, Popular Song Club, Glee Club, Concert, Assembly Programs Kcfalas, Mary—Vocational Home Economics Popular Song Club Kellinger, Sim—Academic Boys' Home Economics, Baseball, Bowling, Intramurals Jasler Jubinski Karnoski H. Kefalas Johns Jula Karp M. Kafalas Johnson Jurczak Karpovich Kellinger — 32 —King Knatz Kozak Kocendn Koutroulakis Krauss Kulinski Kuncio Karnavas Larson Knighton Kopczak Krol Kuny Lozorski King, Rosemary Academic Service Correspondence Knatz, Ida Mae—Commercial Girl Reserves, Glee Club Knighton, Francis—Academic Rules and Regulations Club, Band, Orchestra Kozak, Mary—Commercial Football Refreshment Committee, USO Club, Homeroom Officer Kocenda, Mildred—Academic Property—Junior Class Play, Usher Committee, Archery Club, International Language Club, Science Forum, Bowling, Yearbook, Club Officer, Homeroom Officer Kopczak, Genevieve—Commercial Finance Committee, Dance Club, Bowling, Glee Club Koutroulakis, Kathryn—Commercial Girls' Glee Club, Assembly Committee, Typing Club Krauss, Henry—Vocational Semaphore Squod Krol, Steve—General Intramurals, Dance Club, Physical Fitness, Basketball, Baseball Kulinski, Jerome Alfred—Commercial Supply Room Kuncio, Mary—Commercial Kuny, Bill—General Boys' Home Economics, Bowling, Basketball Karnavas, Emily—Academic Knitting Club, Latin Club, Art Club, Club Officer Larson, William—Academic Photography Club, Intramural Basketball, Bowling Lozorski, Walter—Commercial Football Varsity, Bowling, Intramural Basketball 33 —Len, Henry—Vocational Vocational Minstrel, Code Class, Physical Fitness, Intramural Sports Lehnert, Bill—Academic Lost and Found Committee, Publicity, Historical Society, Homeroom Officer Lehn, Frances—Commercial Finance Committee, Popular Song Club, Science Forum, Book Club, Yale-Princeton, Silhouette Representative Lesiak, Sigmund—General Checker Club, Chess Club Lesondak, Joe—Academic Bowling Captain, Intramural Sports, Junior Class Play, Madrigal Club, Boys' Chorus, Glee Club, Historical Society, Dance Club, Airplane Model Club Levkulich, Helen—General Publicity, Art Club, Photography, Girls' Patrol, Silhouette, Yearbook, Club Officer Lewis, Robert—Academic Assembly Committee, Debate, Madrigal Club, Basketball Reserves, Football Vorsity, Basketball Varsity, Science Forum, Student Senate, Homeroom Officer, Yearbook Editor-in-Chief Lindauere, Gene—Academic Band, Orchestra Lindsey, Gladys—Academic Refreshment Committee, Usher, Debate, Madrigal, Art Club, Junior Class Play, Silhouette, Yearbook, Homeroom Officer, Dramatics, Girls' Mushball Locke, Nick—Vocational Dance Club, Golf Lynch, Verlee—Academic Leader's Club, Usher, Latin Club, Patrol, Intramurals Maceross, Margaret—Academic Usher, Girl Reserves, Science Forum, Glee Club, Madrigal Club, Yearbook, Vocal Concert, Homeroom Officer, Girl Reserves President Len Lehnert Lehn Lesiak Lesondak Levkulich Lewis Lindauere Lindsey Locke Lynch Maceross — 34 —Mackovich Makowski Man tzoris Marr Mar zio Magee Maloney Morgan M. Martin Matanic Majcher Manis Maridakis R. Martin Matson Mackovich, Mike—Academic Boys' Home Economics, Chess Club, Bowling, Intramural Sports Magee, Jane—Commercial Cheerleader Club, Homeroom Officer Mojcher, Stanley—Academic Chess Club, Checker Club, Football Varsity, Basketball, Golf Makowski, Raymond —Commercial Cheerleader Moloney, Betty -Commercial Popular Song Club, Book Club Manis, Theodore Vocational Popular Song Club Mantzaris, Catherine—Commercial Popular Song Club, Book Club Morgan, Anna—Commercial Finance Committee, Girl Reserves Maridakis, John—Academic Chess Club, Physical Education Club, Silhouette Morr, James—Academic Rules and Regulations Club, Radio Code Club, Student Senate, Homeroom Officer, Club President, Intramural Basketball Martin, Marie General Cheerleader Club Martin, Richard—Academic Lost and Found Committee, Historical Society, National Honor Society, Science Forum, Band, Student Sen-Ote, Intramural Sports, Homeroom Officer Marzio, Mory—Commercial Refreshment Committee, Glee Club, Art Club Matanic, Anne—General Dance Club, Club Officer, Homeroom Officer, Finance Committee, Publicity, Assembly Committee, Silhouette, Book Club Matson, Richard C.—Academic Assembly Committee, Scholarship, Science Forum, Historical Society, Junior Class Play, Silhouette, Intramural Sports, Bowling, Yearbook Editor, Homeroom Officer 35 —Mattern, Evelyn—Commercial Library Club, Service Correspondence Club, Club Officer Mauro, Louis—Vocational Student Council, Radio Club, Electric Shop President McConnell, Eleanor—Academic Majorette, Junior Closs Play—Property, Bowling, Assembly Committee, Student Senate, Homeroom Officer, Popular Song Club, Band Mozzetti, Ronald—Academic Band Concert, Madrigal Club, Glee Club, Basketball, Band, Orchestra, Physical Fitness Club, Boxing Club, Publicity Committee McKinney, Mildred—General Popular Song Club, Hobby Club, Service Correspondence Club Menosky, George—Academic Junior Class Play Committee, Lost ond Found, Assembly, Physical Fitness, Madrigal, Boys' Glee Club, Latin Club, Intramurals, Vocal Concert, Student Senate, Talent Night, Mid-Western Chorus, Homeroom Officer, Madrigol Vice President Mihalic, Elizabeth Commercial Finance Committee, Book Club Miketa, Ernest—General Archery Club, Biology Club, Football Miller, Charles—Vocational Patrol Miller, Ellis—General Madrigal, Patrol Miller, Ethel—Commercial USO Club, Typing Club, Yearbook Miller, Marjorie—Acodemic Book Club, Arl Club, Intramural Bowling, International Club, Patrol, Homeroom Officer Mattern McConnell Mihalic E. Miller Mauro McKinney Miketa E. V. Miller Mozzetti Menosky C. Miller M. Miller — 36 —B. Moffet V. Morelli Mortimer Novak Okowosky E. Moffet Morrison B. Nesbitt Nourigot Olostro E. Morelli Moyer R. Nesbitt O'Conner Olsen Moffet, Betty—Commercial Knitting Club, Service Correspondence Moffet, Eleanor—Commercial Service Correspondence Morelli, Emmette -Academic Glee Club, MadriQol Club. Bond, Tolent Night, Boxing Club, Bowling, Art Club, Publicity Club, Gymnastics, Silhouette, Fashion Show, Basketball, Orchestra, Sophomore Class President Morelli, Vincent—Vocational Rules and Regulations Club Morrison, Blaine—Academic Blue Print Reading, Band, Orchestra Moyer, Jane—Academic Usher Committee, Prom Committee, Historical Society, Band, Girl Scouts, Silhouette, Yearbook, Bowling, Orchestra, Homeroom Officer, Inframurals Mortimer, Niland—Academic Intramurals, Baseball, Homeroom Officer, Senior Class Officer Nesbitt, Betty—General Assembly Committee, Refreshment Committee, Intramurals Nesbitt, Robert—General Airplane Club, Intramurols, Club Officer Novok, Sandra—Vocational Art Club, Club Officer, Bulletin Board Chairman, Knitting Club Nourigot, Robert—General Popular Song Club, Biology Club, Intramurals, Bowling, Homeroom Officer, Bowling Captain O'Conner, Thomas—Vocational Photography Okowasky, William—Academic Usher Committee, Dancing Club, Chess Club, Junior Class Play, Patrol, Bowling, Intramurols, Homeroom Officer, Patrol Lieutenant Olastro, Margaret —Commercial Glee Club Olsen, Edith—Vocational Home Economics Leader's Training Club, Talent Night, Art Club — 37 —Opelt, Carol—Commercial Girl Reserves, Art Club, Yeorbook Osso, Henry—General Intramural Committee, Bowling Panxanella, Rose Academic Student Health Committee, Bowling, Basketball, Silhouette, Assembly Committee, Concert, Yearbook Edi tor, Glee Club, Chemistry Club, Latin Club Pappas, Eulia—Vocational Club Committee, Popular Song Club, Donee Club, Art Club, Publicity Club, Bulletin Board Committee, Club Officer Patellis, Helen—Commercial Art Club, Publicity Club, Bowling Patrick, Gertrude-—-Vocational Home Economics Finance Committee, Publicity Committee, Donee Club, Art Club, Book Club, Silhouette Paul, Theresa—Academic Assembly Committee, Usher, Club Committee, Science Forum, Historical Society, Bowling, Silhouette, Patrol, Yearbook Editor, Photography Club, Lotin Club Pavlakovich, Frank—Academic Physical Fitness Club, Bowling, Intramurals, Band, Orchestra, Homeroom Officer i Petrino, Katherine—Commercial Junior USO, Typing Club Phillips, Lester Vocational Stage Squad Plesh, Anne—Commercial Finance Committee, Popular Song Club, Typing Club Plesh, Lewis—Vocational Dance Club, Code Club, Minstrel, Shop Foreman Ope It Pappas Paul Phillips Osso Patellis Pavlakovich A. Plesh Panzanella Patrick Patrina L. Plesh — 38 —Poling Porter Porto Powell Price Przysuchowski Puchar Quinct Radwanski Reinard Reithmiller Rinaldi Robbins Robinson Roman Poling, Dennis—Vocotionol Porter, Audrey—Commercial Finance Committee, Refreshment Committee, Debate Club, USO Club, Silhouette, Student Senate, Yearbook, Homeroom Officer Porto, Albert—Academic Blue Print Club, Chess Club, Reserve Football, Baseball, Track, Bowling, Intramurols Powell, Warren—Academic Madrigal Club, Bowling, Track, Football, Intramurals, Glee Club, Talent Night, Club President, Concert Price, Marjorie—Commercial Football Usher Committee, Girl Reserves, Patrol, National Honor Society, Service Club, Homeroom Officer Przysuchowski, Walter—Commercial Boys' Intramural Sports Committee, Dancing Club, Code Club, Baseball, Gymnastics, Bowling, Homeroom Officer Puehor, Mary—Commercial Library Science, Service Correspondence Quinct, Carl—General Glee Club, Madrigal Club, Dance Club, Assembly Committee, Patrol Radwanski, Eleanor—Academic Usher Committee, Sophomore Reception Committee, Refreshment Committee, Patrol, Leader's Club, Girl Reserves, Bowling, Dramatics, Yale-Princeton, All-Star Mushball, Intramurals, Yearbook Editor, Committee Chairman, Homeroom Officer, Club Officer Reinard, Mary Alice Commercial Club Committee, Hobby Club, Service Correspondence, Girls' Patrol Rcithmiller, Donald—Academic Art Club, Band Rinaldi, Sylvia—Commercial Modrigal Club, Glee Club Robbins, Harry—Vocational Finance Committee Robinson, Jessie—Academic Leader's Training Club, Drum Majorette, Concert, Bowling Roman, Walter—Vocational Light and Sound Committee, Basketball Scoreboard Committee, Assembly Committee, Dancing Club, Stage Squad Vice President, Fire Squad, Band, Orchestra, Electric Shop Vice President — 39 —Roppo, Mory Ann—General Library Science Club, Popular Song Club, Patrol Roncevic, Walter—General Bowling Club, Madrigal Club, Intramurols, Concert, Glee Club Roscnberger, Louis—Vocational Stage Squad Captain, Light and Sound Committee, Fire Squad, Basketball Scoreboard Committee, Popular Song Club Rowe, Robert—Vocational Sanders, Marie—Academic Assembly, Art Club, Latin Club, Junior USO, Science Forum, Historical Society, Homeroom Officer Scalese, Eleanor—Commercial Scheer, Joseph M.—General Intramurals, Radio Code Club, Chess Club, Patrol, Baseball, Bowling Seyboth, Estelle—Academic Science Forum, Historical Society, Usher Committee, Homeroom Officer, Silhouette Editor-in-Chief, Yale-Princeton Cheerleader, National Honor Society, Silhouette Representative, Student Senate Shaffer, George—-Academic Stage Squad, Art Club, Publicity Committee, Chemistry Club, Science Forum, Student Senate, Homeroom President, Yearbook Editor Shemelya, Helen—General Publicity Committee, Finance Committee, Dance Club Sherba, Ann—Vocational Home Economics Photography Club, Bowling, Physics Club, Glee Club, Silhouette Shulick, Andrew—Academic Activities Dance Committee, Chess Club, Football Vorsity, Football Reserves, Intramurals, Football, Glee Club, Madrigal Club, Bowling, Band, Orchestra, Gymnastics, Homeroom Officer, Student Senate Roppo Rowe Scheer Shcmlya Roncevic Sanders Seyboth Sherba rger Scalese Shaffer Shulick — 40 —Senecki, Edward—Generol Donee Club, Boys' Glee Club, Intramurals Skoniczny, Edward—Generol Intramurals Skuby, Morion—Academic Homeroom Officer, Dance Club, Silhouette, Science Forum, Leader's Club Treasurer, G'ee .Club, Madrigal Club, Patrol, Latin Club, Intramurals Slavin, Richard—Academic Rules and Regulation Club, Boxing, Intramurols, Club Officer Slavik, Joe—Commercial Patrol, Band, Property Manager—Junior Class Play Slingluff, James—Academic Historical Society, Silhouette, Patrol, Yearbook, Potrol Captain Smith, Betty—Commercial Assembly Committee, Hobby Club, Art Club, Science Forum, Bowling Smith, Dolores—Commercial Popular Song Club, Typing Club Smith, Eugene—General Intramural Sports, Bowling, Baseball, Dance Club, Glee Club, Boys' Home Economics, Science Forum, Homeroom Officer Smith, Lois—Commercial Sofranko, Catherine—Commercial Dance Club, Patrol Senecki Slavik B. Smith L. Smith Soltis Skoniczny Slavin D. Smith Sofranko Sonk Skuby Slingluff E. Smith Sokolowski Spagnola Sokolowski, Chester—General Football, Track, Intramurals, Boxing Club, Basketbali Patrol, Dance Club Soltis, Barbara -Commercial Usher Committee, Glee Club, Dance Club Sonk, Clarissa—General Popular Song Club, Glee Club, Girls' Chorus, Orchestra Spagnola, Mary Jane—Commercial Dance Club, Glee Club — 41 —Spolorich, Emil—General Photography Club, Band and Orchestra, Bowling, Intramurals Stonge, Annobelle—General Club Committee, Publicity Committee, Knitting Club, Art Club, Popular Song Club, Patrol, Club Officer Stashick, Edward—Vocational Stage Squad, Light and Sound Committee, Fire Squad, Intramurals, Bowling Stewort, William—-Academic Rodio Club, Boxing Club, Intramurals, Language Club, Patrol, Radio Club Stewort, Jean—Commercial Cheerleader Club, Bowling Club, Leader's Training Club, Varsity Cheerleader, Senate, Club Treasurer, Homeroom President Stiles, Marjorie—Academic Decoration Committee, Junior USO Stiles, William—Vocational Airplane Club Stoner, Henry -Academic Intramurals, Physical Education Club, Boys' Horn? Economics, Bowling, Baseball, Homeroom Officer, Club President Strano, Alphonso Academic Activities Dance Committee, Sophomore Reception, Assembly Committee, Intramural Sports, Football Varsity, Football Reserves, Student Senate, Bowiing, Track, Homeroom Officer, Junior Classj President, Student Senate President, Senior Class President, Gym Team Strifflcr, Mary Lee—Academic Assembly Committee, Historical Society, Latin Club, National Honor Society, Patrol Captain, Homeroom President, Class Vice President, Student Senate, Librarian Supe, Thomos —Academic Debate, Intramurals, Assembly Committee, Varsity Football, Homeroom Officer, Student Senate Suprock, Elizabeth Ann -Commercial Finance Committee, Yearbook, Bowling, Yale-Prince-ton Finonce Committee, Girl Reserves, Historical Society Spolorich W. Stewart W. Stiles Striffler Stonge J. Stewart Stoner Supe Stashick M. Stiles Strano Suprock — 42 —Surowiec Sweesy Tote Thurkins Topolewski Sutton Szaforyn Tekstar Tisak Towcimok Swain Tarter Thomas Tomaszeski T ruskowski Surowiec, Jennie—Commercial Advonce Dance Club, Girl Reserves, Typing Club Sutton, Meredith—Academic Publicity Committee, Assembly Chairman, Historical Society, Latin Club, Silhouette Editor, Student Senate, Orchestro, Intramurals, Homeroom President, Club Officer Swain, Gerald—Vocational Airplane Club Sweesy, Harry—General Football Varsity, Varsity Club, Reserve Basketball, Baseball, Intramurols, Basketball Patrol Szafaryn, Leonard—General Physical Fitness, Football, Basketball, Track, Basketball Patrol, Intramurols, Football Club, Varsity Club, Basketball Varsity Tarter, Bob—Academic Lost and Found Committee, Historical Society, Madrigal, Glee Club, Bowling, Intromurals, Homeroom Officer, Concert Tate, Mart ho Jane—General Science Forum, Girls' Glee Club Tekstar, Frank A.—Vocational Stage Squad, Light and Sound Committee, Scoreboard Committee, Art Club, Vocational Student Council, Silhouette, Fire Squad, Electric Shop Captoin Thomas, Harold—Academic Dance Club, Bowling, Junior Class Play, Band, Orchestra, Intramurols, International Club Thurkins, Frances—Vocational Home Economics Talent Night, Intromurals, Cheerleader Club, Gymnastics, Varsity Cheerleader Tisak, Katherine—Commercial Girl Reserves, Cheerleader Club, Typing, Intramurals Tomaszeski, Genevieve —Commercial Popular Song Club Topolewski, Virginia—Academic Typing Club, Chorus, Popular Song Club Towcimak, Martha—Commercial Girls' Assembly Committee, Leader's Club, National Honor Society, Yole-Princeton, Bowling, Intramurols, Class Vice President, Club Officer Truskowski, Joe—Academic Boys' Glee Club, Airplane Club, Dance Club, Intro mural Sports — 43 —Tupin, Eugene—Academic Debate Club, Chemistry Club, Latin Club, Junior Class Ploy, Intramurals, Patrol, Stage Squad, Bowling, Science Forum, Homeroom Officer, Patrol Lieutenant Turchik, Dorothy Ann—Academic Turkel, Eleanor—Commercial USO Club Tumour, Agnes—Academic Science Forum, Biology Club, Homeroom Officer Urda, Mercedes - Academic Finance Committee, Assembly Committee, Student Health, Science Forum, Madrigal, Historical Society, Latin Club, International Language Club, Silhouette, Yearbook Co-Editor-in-Chief, Girls' Glee Club, Homeroom President, Student Senate, Concert, Bowling, Club Officer, Girls' Assembly Committee, Prom Refreshment Committee Vocca, Don—General Donee Committee, Intramural Sports Committee, Flower Fund Committee, Football Club, Gymnastic Play, Football, Track, Bowling, Homeroom Officer, Class Secretary, Basketball Patrol, Intramurals, Gymnastics Vaughn, David Vito, Pete—General Orchestra Volpe, Jildo —Commercial Intramural Sports Committee, $°phomore Reception Committee, Yearbook, Girl Reserves, Patrol, Bowling Wagner, Modelyn—Academic Silhouette, Bowling Club, Assembly Committee, Yearbook Administration Editor, Historical Society Treasurer Wagoner, Robert—Academic Activities Dance Committee, Sophomore Reception Committee, Scholarship Committee Chairman, Student Senate, Science Forum, International Club, Chemistry Club, Homeroom President Wonchick, Betty—General Publicity Committee, Finance Committee, Leader's Club, Girls' Sports, Bowling Tupin Tumour Vaughn Wagner Turchik Urda Vito Wagoner Turkel Vocca Volpe Wonchick 44 —Wo rdle Wilczynski Vcrgo Zoppie Zivic Wossum Woloshuk C. Young Zozwirsky Zukowski Whitted Wood J. Young Zelinski Consentino Wardle, Bill—Academic Football Club, Chemistry Club, Student Senate, Track, Football, Bowling, Science Forum, Stage Squad, Homeroom Officer, Intramurals, Patrol Wossum, Fay—General Property Committee, Junior Class Play, Usher mittee. Assembly Committee, Lost and tFoun mittee. Cheerleader Club, Historical ! Senate, Homeroom Officer, Patrol Offii dent. Varsity Cheerleader Whitted, Arnell—Generol Homeroom CoifiWiittei ment Committed I Girl Reserves, Club Wilczynski, Alfred Patrol rtam- Club, spondence -Vocational Woloshuk, Gloria—Academic Madrigal Club, Concert, Mid-Western Chorus, Bowling, Yearbook Editor, Homeroom Officer, Lost and Found Committee, Girls' G!ee Club Wood, Bill—Academic Boxing Club Yergo, Irene—Commercial Girl Reserves, Leader's Club, Madrigal Club, Yale Princeton, Bowling, Intramurals, Club Off.cer, Vocal Concert Young, Clifford—Vocational Radio Club Young, John—General Airplane Club, Art Club, Boys' Glee Club, Madrigal Club Zappie, Eleanor—Vocational Home Economics Publicity Committee, Art Club, Dance Club, Bowling Intramurals Zozwirsky, Ted—Commercial Student Senate, Photography Club, Science Forum, Bowling, Homeroom Officer, Sophomore Class Officer Zelinski, Clara—Commercial Book Club Zivic, Catherine—Commercial Finance Committee, Popular Song Club, Hobby Club, Bowling Zukowski, Gertrude General Assembly Committee, Girl Reserves, Book Club, Girls' Glee Club, Intramurals Consentino, Fred—General Band, Dance Club, Orchestra — 45 —Byers Warner Rich, Alvira—Academic Popular Song Club, Home Room Officer Byers, Vernon—General Glee Club, Madrigal, Finance Committee, Science Forum Warner, Richard M. Academic Latin Club, Madrigal, Bowling, Concert Club President SENIORS WHOSE PICTURES DO NOT APPEAR Crafton, Edward—Academic Dobranski, Catherine—General Granite, Hartford—Academic Football, Track Captain, Gymnastics, Bowling, Home Room Officer, Football Varsity Club Loschiavo, Pete—Academic Football Varsity, Boxing, Baseball, Track, Bowling, Gymnastics, Glee Club Mish, Helen—Commercial Hobby Club, Service Correspondence Club Moronz, Andrew—General Football, Basketball, Track, Madrigal, Glee Club Pastelak, Irene—Vocational Home Economics Art Club Solomich, Steve—General Football Varsity Stone, Edwin—General Striffler, Edward—Academic Student Senate, Club Officer, Blue Print Club, Boxing Club Terlesky, Eugene—General Madrigal, Glee Club, Intramurals, Radio Club Tkatch, Robert—General Band, Orchestra Vito, Pete—Vocational Track Vukovic, Helen—Commercial Hobby Club, Popular Song Club Zawinsky, William—Vocational Intramural Basketball, Vocational Basketball, Minstrel, Vocational Football, Stage Squad Zehndcr, James—Vocational— 47 —Juniors September rolled around this year and found us full-fledged Juniors, rather high sounding name for ones who still felt like sophomores . . . Eugene Mazetti has proven himself a very capable president with the assistannce of Mary Lou Kesner, vice president; Ray Frangione, secretary, and Alfred Hallaman, treasurer . . . Full-back George Strano brought fame to our class by scoring on the gridiron. Ted Kasper, Edward Baran, Bill Span, and Ray Frangione showed promising qualities for next year's football squad . . . "Ma" Griffith, "Wolf" Bill Fagula and Louise "Bobby Socks" Leyzeraph assisted in presenting an entertaining Silhouette program . . . We give thanks to our committee of class advisers. Miss Sarah Adams, Miss Reaghart and Mr. Lauf, for their guidance and cooperation . . . John Smolka, a new member of the cheerleaders' squad helped to cheer cur boys on to victory . . . Outstanding debators of last year, Lorraine Prus and Delores Bohern, have proved themselves equally successful this year. Many other juniors, starting this year, have thusiastic sports writer, Al Hallaman, hails from the class of '46 . . . "Shooting on the beam" were two of our outstanding basketball players, Donald Granitz and Victor Janicki . . . Under the direction of Mr. Laing, our annual junior class play, "The Late Mr. Early," was presented to the public on December 1, 1944. It was a hilarious three-act comedy which consisted of the following cast: Doris Hull, Louise Leyer-zaph; Donald Early, Lawrence Gahagan; Evelyn Clarke, Lorraine Prus; James Clarke, Michael Zakarian; Mark Mercer, John Kucaba; Mrs. Hull, Lillian Griffith; Vera Smith, Elaine Marti; Asher Crump, John Smolko; Selma, Betty Jean Arnett; Nora, Caryl McNees; Joe Lincoln, Robert Cirka; Amos Comstock, Al Hallaman; Alice Sewell, Irene Dash; Judge Sewell, William Fagula . . . In concluding our year's activities, we entertained the seniors with a gala time at the prom. It wasn't until Dr. N. A. Smith gave his farewell address to the graduating class, that we realized we were practically seniors! Frangione Hallaman — 48 —THE JUNIORS First Row: Walter Alushian, Betty J. Arnett, Arnold Arthur, Gust Aspiotis, Ruth Austin, Michael Azodion, Stella Bachor, Edward Baran. Second Row: Ella Mae Barnhart, Howard Barto, Margaret Baysuro, Frieda Beaman, John Bionda, Inez Bittenbender, Ruth Ann Bixler, Robert Blessing. Third Row: Eleanor Bufalini, Joe Bot-sko, Dolores Bohren, Josephine Rogosian, Rose Marie Boyt, Ellen Brandt, Josephine Brogno, Robert Bufalini. Fourth Row: Edward Prusick, Pauline Carroll, Catherine Cetto, Alvera Chari-tonuk, Helen Chekanowsky, Robert Cirka, Ronald Coleman, Elizabeth Creese. Fifth Row: Leroy Cummings, John Cunningham, Helen Cycyn, Irene Dash, Nancy Davis, Betty Lou Dent, Michael Despines, Michael Dnistran. Sixth Row: Jean Drolet, Mike Druzisky, Anna Dudenich, Evelyn Dugan, Anna Evans, Kathryn Elaschat, Carl Evans, Alberta Engstrom. Seventh Row: Robert Englemar, Edward Erwin, Lillian Fajtak, George Fetch, Jack Fleming, Albert Flucas, Catherine Folino, Raymond Frangione. Eighth Row: Ann Frynkewicz, Ruth Frey, Henrietta Fuchs, Richard Furness, Lawrence Gohagan, Dolores Galant, Mary Galietti, Dorothy Gares. Ninth Row: Eugene Gatehouse, Rita Gatta, Anna Jane Genero, John Gerega, Dolores Giammario, Jean Giammaria, Mary Gisondi, Lawson Gilmore. Tenth Row: Irene Goscinski, Frances Grabec, Lucille Graham, Donald Granitz, Stephen Gregorek, Lillian Griffith, Don Gross, Elsie Gruber. Eleventh Row: Stonley Gruszczynska, George Gulish, Stella Gwiazda, Pete Georgiades, Shirley Ann Haber, Alfred Hallaman, Socrates Handgis, Alexander Hanievich. Twelfth Row: Matthew Hartman, Dolores Herman, Michael Hovanec, James Hostetler, Helen Huppenthal, Dorothy Huston, Michael Izak, Albert Hood. — 49 —THE JUNIORS First Row: Donold Jamison, George Janicki, Victor Jonicki, Barbara Jones, Nita Jordan, Stanley Jurczok, Rudolph Karas. Second Row: Bebe Karnavos, Teddy Kasper, Charles Keefer, Mary Lou Kes-ner, Louise Kingerski, Emerson King, Dorothy Klak, Sarah Kline. Third Row: Ernest Knouse, Margaret Koblik, Charlene Koerbel, Eugene Kohut, Thoddeus Kokoski, Loretta Kokozski, ohn Kopcak, Catherine Koutroulakis. Fourth Row: Wanda Krawczyk, Edward Kubia, Virginia Kuniewicz, Carrie Kus-key, Emily Kyros, Laona LaBarr, Helen Lesok, Louise Leyerzaph. Fifth Row: Dolores Lapinski, Richard Lockwick, Rose Mary Lombardo, Rose Loschiavo, Mary Lou Lough, Stanley Malinowski, Charles Manjok, Jennie Mant-zaris. Sixth Row: Rita Marini, William Mar-mock, Eloine Marti, Lillian Martin, An drew Mayer, Eugene Mazzetti, Betty Mc-Candless, Leonora McFarland. Seventh Row: Frank McHenry, Char-lotte McKee, Olive McMillen, Caryl Me-Nees, Dorothy Mellon, Ted Mickey, Alex Miller, Mildred Miskulin. Eighth Row: Mary Ann Monaci, Betty Moore, Marjorie Moore, Mary Mosuro, Frank Musi, Margaret Mutz, Dorothy Nemchick, Edward Nigorski. Ninth Row: Edward O'Neill, Elsie Ozi-mek, Dorothy Palmer, Lcota Palmer, Gloria Papadeo, Valois Porker, Sophie Petragas, Roger Pattison. Tenth Row: Rochelle Percival, Marcella Pfaff, Joan Phillips, Dolores Pisano, Frank Pitts, Betty Plese, Eleanor Polito, Maxine Powers. Eleventh Row: Sandra Priziaz, Lorraine Prus, Don Phillips, Eleanor Pugar, Robert Pugliano, Helen Raso, Frances Reo, Dorothy Reithmiller. Twelfth Row: Mary Robinsky, Walter Roginsky, Olga Roman, Betty Roppo, Joe Presto, Mary Rucinski, Evelyn Ruskin, Salvatore Russo. my i v r 3 % Thirteenth Row: Catherine Sasinovich, Walter Ryzowicz, Gilda Salvati, Betty Scheitroma, John Shemonsky, Charles Shaffer, Dolores Shappert, Peggy Shaw. Fourteenth Row: Ed Rosick, Margaret Shaw, Peggy Sivwright, Josephine Scan-derson, Tom Smedley, Earl Snyder, Dale Sulley, Eddie Molchan. — 50 —THE JUNIORS First Row: Dolores Shelsky, Margaret Sherman, Clara Simoni, Yvonne Sloppy, John Smolko, Nick Smrzlick, Evelyn Spag-nola, Helen Spanos. Second Row: Elizabeth Stemberski, Retto Stevenson, Cathryn Stuban, Frank Teny, Helen Thom, Donald Tighe, Al Tkatch, Blanche Tollassi. Third Row: Frances Tomko, Albert Trowbridge, Gloria Vallecorsa, Concetto Villello, Jomes Vincentti, John Vincentti, Peggy Voettiner, Marjorie Wadding. Fourth Row: Grace Ward, Helen Was-lo, Lois Weaver, Bill Weber, Harry Wis-nieski, Lois Whitehair, John Wyllie, Ethel Wood. Fifth Row: Norma Jean Woods, Dolores Wojtkoski, Ralph Young, Alberta Young, Mike Zakarian, DeMaris Zag-rocki, Betty Zlody, Clara Jean Yorcian. Sixth Row: Ernest Arbes, Samuel Averia, Catherine Azick, Walter Bailey, Mory Bolatsowkas, Collins Bailey, Andrew Beck, John Bentley. Seventh Row: George Bilo, Lucille Bli-shak, Charles Buck, Sylvia Cardinale, Russel Christiana, Nickolas Christodaulou, William Crisco, Bernice Cvitko. Figth Row: Armand Damico, Mary Delizio, Andrew Danuff, Leo Dmochowski, Helen Dobrin, John Draskovic, Helen Marion Dugan, Walter Dworkoski. Ninth Row: Joe Fousti, Wallace Fausti, Joseph Fitcenko, William Freed Joe Freshwater, William Guzan, Thomas Hall, David Hendrickson. Tenth Row: David Hopkins, Clifford Hoskinson, Mike Hrynewich, Anthony Intrieri, Elizabeth Jarrup, George Karam-orkovick, Ruth McCaffrey, Caryl McNees. E'eventh Row: William Measel, John Moldo, Christy Morad.s, Dolores Morsillo, Murat Mairandian, Robert Naugel, John Myers, Tom Naugle. Twelfth Row: Pauline Nunman, Chas. Ozenich, Richard Pogher, Frank Pitts, George Plese, Joe Pushinsky, Roselyn Rojic, Ernest Rossi. £.0| $2 ' a I A J A 19 ' a? n t ’i v 3 f ? ■ r '! ! ib I Y S, tiL v k Sk -a — 51 —THE JUNIORS V f! R yM 1 “ T v, First Row: Bill Stranko, Vincent Testa, Nellie Thomas, Joseph Vargon, George Vasilakis, Alberta Vlasic, Josephine War-go, Donald Welling. Second Row: Dorothy Wesolowski, John Woloshan, Mary Ann Evans, Ann Gresh, George Karamarkovich, Julia Karas, Andrew Karper, James Kappas. Third Row: Henry Kolesin, John Kuca-ba, Bill Spann. A it. V Cunningham Sophomores! A word synonomous with "struggling to be recognized." The 1944 group struggled valiently and achieved success. Those who proved themselves in football were: Henry Jamery, Mike Knopic, and Milo Maro-vich. On the basketball court the tenth graders cheered for Norbert Moranz and Ray Stepanick. Thaddeus Nastich, William Kissiday, and James Cunningham, president, vice president and secretary respectively, showed their ' leadership by getting the class off to a fine start in high school activities. ¥ This class was formally accepted at the sophomore reception held in October by the juniors and seniors. A little starry-eyed they began their own entertaining by holding the "All Sophomore Dance" in January. Their class meetings were held regularly under the guidance of their sponsors, Miss Haberlen and Mr. Lombar. Plans have been and are still being made for their high school careers. With such a start we can predict a fine junior class next year and an excellent senior class in 1947. 7 t . 3 ------12THE SOPHOMORES First Row: Paul Altonian, Dale Eger-man, Alan Amsler, Mary Ann Andrus, Mory Aspiotes, Charles Azich, James Barger. Second Row: Millicent Barlek, Charles Barlow, Robert Barnes, Marybel Barto, Patricia Barnhart, Virginia Barnhart, Carl Beck, Lois Beheler. Third Row: Anna Benko, Dorothy Bologna, Steve Boneska, Kenneth Boras, Beverly Bauman, William Bremmer, Leona Bufalini, Dolores Bulott. Fourth Row: Harry Butrey, Rochette Carnevale, Dominic Casabona, Irma Caskey, Catherine Catanzarite, Marie Costan za. Gust Capetaides, Dae Anne Chilcote. Fifth Row: Audrey Cichaski, Angelo Cipriani, Eleanor Cobert, George Cobert, Alice Cole. Delores Copus, Lena Coretti, Betty Cunninghom. Sixth Row: James Cunningham, David Curry, Mary Cvitkovic, Louis Calarito, Leonard Czerwinski, George Darno, William Davis, Doris Deone. Seventh Row: Rose DeGennaro, Mary Delai, John Delta, Kenneth Dennerlein, Norma Jean DeStafono, Robert Dickey, Robert Dionese, Robert Dixon. Eighth Row: Helen Dobransky, Delores Dofner, Duane Domerque, Wm. Davis, Ray Dyrkowski, Elizabeth Drobnak, Martha Dub, Thomas Edmonson. Ninth Row: Nancy A Ehrhart, John Elchin, Peter Eliapolis, George Eskeu, Robert Felton, Dolores Ferrence, Raymond Frederick, Ray Furman. Tenth Row: Donald Farland, Linda Fardo, Mary Ann Finchey, Alex Firich, Catherine Gabal, Alice Gaona, Anna Gaus, Mary A Gaul, Victoria Gerstberger. Eleventh Row: Irene Leise, Virginia Golloranza, Raymond Girgash, Richard Giska, Frances Giammaria, Alex Gozur, Florence Grabinski, Harry Green. Twelfth Row: Howard Greenberger, William Gross, Pete Gross, Louis Guido, Dolores Gula, Mary Gross, Bernadette Guyer, Phyllis Guyer. — 54THE SOPHOMORES First Row: Cotherine Gaudio, Huston Harpor, Artemos Perris, Charles Harris, Charles Hartman, Jack Havord, Michael Hrynewich, Donald Hoffman. Second Row: Martha Heberling, Lucille Henisch, Lois Hess, Margaret Hettish, Ledoro Hickey, Marcello Hilliard, Raymond Hoffman, Mary Halun. Third Row: Earl Holton, Louise Hooks, Mory Ann Handgis, Dorothy Hako, John Hrones, Richard Hunt, Angelina Ingros, Victoria Sros. Fourth Row: George Ithnatko, Robert Jackson, Milton Jacobs, John Jarzynka, Harry Jones, Winifred Jones, Dorothy J. Jones, John Joy. Fifth Row: Eleanor Jula, Steve Jula, Betty Cvengros, Robert Kristefek, Berna-dine Catizone, Ed Koloczynski, Helen Kamenski, Irene Kaminski. Sixth Row: Dorothy Komzelski, Theresa Karasek, Louis Karaginia, Elizabeth Kri-vich, Robert Katterson, Paul Koprivo, Edwin ounert, Irene Kazel. Seventh Row: Carl Kilchner, Thaddeus Kempisty, Richard Kennedy, Daniel Klod-owski, Joonne Kipics, Lola Jeanne Kel-mer, George Kirish, William Kisiday. Eighth Row: Dolores Klein, William Kloes, Betty Jane Kmit, Nich Knopick, Mike Knopick, John Knopick, Margaret Kopchick, Mary J. Kamoski. Ninth Row: Alfred Krusinski, Robert Katterson, Rosemary Karynok, Bettylou Kritzer, Wilma Kroll, Dolores Kubicki, Dolores Kulbacki, Robert Kuny. Tenth Row: Paul Kuntz, Joseph Kur-ash, Robert Geistler, Elizabeth Lansberry, Stanley Lapinski, Barbara Larimer, Irene Leise, Samuel Leopardi. Eleventh Row: John Lesondak, Bill Lesondak, Vincent Loschiavo, Joseph Lo-jek, Ruth Lytle, Robert Mader, Anne Magee, William Majetic. Twelfth Row: Andrew Maker, Mike Monos, Lydia Maning, Andronika Man-oleras, Alex Maridakis, Joseph Hurak, William Mashinsia, Donald Marti. r to «. 1 5- ass' as n P Q ivi •w'.4 V « — 55 —THE SOPHOMORES First Row: Louis Marzio, Robert Mot-onik, Mory Lou Matson, Dorothy Motika, Donald Mathews, Helen Matucci, Joanne Mauchline, Dorothy Mauk. Second Row: Mary Louise Mauk, William Maupin, Mildred Maxwell, Theresa Mazur, Nazaren Mazzetti, John Magro-ceri, Arthur McKee, Joanne McKelvy. Third Row: Patricia McNally, Norma Jean Measel, Margaret Meinert, William Menoski, Mary Michetti, Dorothy Micho-chin, May Miedanner, Nick Mihalow. Fourth Row: James Miketa, Virginia Miller, Mary Ann Milmch, John Mindek, Muiyoret Molshen, Nick Monias, Norbert Moranz, Patricia Moreth. Fifth Row: Mabel Morris, Boghas Mouradian, Virginia Murgrave, Dorothy Mock, Thaddeus Nastych, Ester Melich, Jeanette Nelson, Patricia Neilson. Sixth Row: Gary Nourigat, Vera Novak, Deloris Olkowski, Mary Ann Orend, Virginia Orler, Mildred Otrahalik, Sher-malee Owans, Eugene Paliana. Seventh Row: Ted Pallas, Leola Palmer, James Palmer, Anna Panchak, Harry Pappas, Dolores Parasider, Bernise Park-ham, Delores Pascoe. Eighth Row: Margaret Pastelak, Irene Paul, Irene Peras, Antemas Perus, La-verne Pfaff, Helen Piltz, Anna aPnchok, Joan Plofchan. Ninth Row: Mildred Porter, Anna Marie Prosko, Anna Prokopovich, Dorothy Psinska, John Pusharic, Mary Popantonia, Dorothy Boginski, Agnes Pastelak. Tenth Row: Susan Roskovsky, Evelyn Rich, Shirley Riley, Jean Robbins, Dorothy Pinchot, Stanley Roncevich, Frank Rosenfield, Jean Robbins. Eeventh Row: Teresa Pochyba, Eleanor Rosinko, Alvin Rossi, Marion Ruskin, Agnes Rusnak, Ray Rytel, Marie Santangelo, Rose Soppia. Twelfth Row: Rose Santry, Donald Schulthesis, George Semonik, Virginia Sestel, Nicholas Sezinias, Victoria Siaus, Dora Signorelli, Edmund Silla. — 55 —THE SOPHOMORES First Row: Martha Shorsher, Dorothy Shiulick, Tom Slivanth, Paul Slavik, Olga Smolnry, Lawrence Smedley, Alfred Smith, James Smith. Second Row: Peter Smrzlick, John Soae, JoeSokalawski, Colleen Sarg, Anna May Sorick, Folora Spanola, Jean Spen cer, Mary Sprock. Third Row: Joseph Strono, Dorothy Sucky, Martha Suchy, Mary Ann Sudia, Frank Svach, Roymond Steponik, Allen Swain, Dolores Schofield. Fourth Row: Charles Sweesy, Helen Swerdi, Dolores Swinarski, Mary Sylvester, Frances Shimrok, I amor Owens, Anne Tarquino, Elizabeth Tcdcsco. Fifth Row: Dolores Tedys, Neal Tem-polski, Richard Terlesky, Dale Thomas, Leo Topolski, Dorothy Tocimak, James Turhel, Richard Turpin. Sixth Row: Rose Tyro, Norbert Swam, Betty Valvavanis, Eleanor Vodenboard, Martin Vega, Mary Vernak, Carl Villella, Orlondo Vita. Seventh Row: Jean Vaducheck, Anthony Vogrones, Ralph Verdu, Sarah Vaughn, Mary Lou Verdu, Walter Vladucheck, Eugene Vlasic, Eleanor Wagner. Eighth Row: Pearl Wallis, Dorothy Ward, Frances Ward, Patricia Wassum, Christine Watach, Georgette Weaver, Patricia Wilkes, Eugene White. Ninth Row: Patricia Whitmore, Helen Wolicki, Mary Wolashun, Etta Jean Wood, Juanita Wood, Manuel Wood, Bernice Work, Melba Young. Tenth Row: Elaine Yurich, Susan Zak-arian, Dorothy Zbrezny, Eleanor Zehnder, Sonia Zondas, Nicholas Zuk. — 57 —The development of the youth of the community into well educated and trained young men and women was the prime objective of our school. As a part of this development, every student was given the opportunity to participate in extra-curricular activities. Participation in these activities helped the student in his preparation for the time when he will not be going to school. Some of these activities prepared him for an occupation while others gave him a means of enjoying his spare time. While the majority of these activities were held during our morning activity period, some met after school on their own time. The students, who were interested in journalism, were given the chance to express themselves by writing for our school paper, "The Silhouette," and our yearbook, "The Bridger." Through their efforts on these publications many of the principles of journalism were attained by our young writers. In the future they may go ahead and influence the world with their literary accomplishments. Learning to express themselves through speech was one of the accomplishments of those who entered the debate squad. This type of training will give our nation the diplomats she will need to represent her at the conferences with other nations. The ones who entered into the plays that were put on by the classes were given a good chance to express their emotions on the stage. The use of stage diction, poise, and dramatic experiences were only a few of the benefits these students derived from the plays. In the future some of them may be the ones who will entertain us with their acting. Through participating in the Student Senate, the home room presidents attained a knowledge of the rules of parliamentary procedure and how to represent the students who have selected him for this duty. They will have the experience and ability to represent us in our governing bodies and do a good job for us. Meeting every activity period and after school, our band practiced the many new arrangements that we enjoyed at our football and basketball games. Duripg this time they also accustomed themselves to new formations for marching down the football field. The band members will use the musical training in the years to come for their own enjoyment, or use it to bring pleasure to the many music lovers of the country. In the same group was our orchestra which met on a rotating schedule throughout the week. The members of the orchestra favored us with their music at a few of the assemblies. No doubt we will hear in the future how some members of our orchestra have made a reputation in music. Everyone has some type of hobby to take up in his spare moments, and here in school through our clubs, he was given the opportunity to expand his knowledge and skill in the hobby which he liked. All of these activities trained the youth of the community for life after they leave school and taught them how to make it more pleasant for themselves and the rest of the world. —WILLIAM CLAS — 58 —First Row: Catizone, Giammatteo, Suprock, Braun, Kokozska, Shaw, Miss Trembley, Pisano, Carver, Radwanski, Volpe, Paul, Charni. Second Row: Levkulich, Sasinovich, Rusinski, Kyros, Folino, Prus, Griffith, Balik, Dickey, Prisiaz, Bohren, Schietroma, Karnavas, Zlody, Gennero, Spanos. Third Row: Arnett, Panzanella, Urda, McNees, Kocenda, Amistadi. Tourth Row: Slingluff, Lindsey, Ditz, Woloshak, Matson. Fifth Row: Shaffer, Glas, Czerwinski, Lewis. YEARBOOK Proudly, for the sixth successive year, the Yearbook Staff presents the BRIDCER. Under the direction of Miss Myrtle Trembley, the members of the staff have worked that you may relive the happy incidents of the school year 1944-1945 through the leaves of this book. The theme of the book is "Youth 1 Reminders arouse the serious, the gay, and the carefree moments of high school life which all help to keep alive the pleasant memories of your school year 1945. The members of the staff were: Editors-in-Chief: Jecnr.e Ditz, Mercedes Urda, Mary E. Carver, William Glus, Robert Lewis. Administration: Janet Bcwan, Madelyn Wagner, Co-Editors. Faculty: Jane Moyer, Margaret Maceross, Co-Editors. Senior Class: Theresa Paul, Mary Ellen Cormack, Rose Panzanella, Co-Editors. Junior Class: Jean Giammatteo, Emma Amistadi, Co-Editors. Sophomore Class: Dorothy Dickey, Mae Hall, Co-Editors. Class: Gladys Lindsey, Mildred Kocenda, Co-Editors. Club: Virginia Balik, Editor; Rita Steveson. Activities: Jacqueline Fisher, Gloria Woloshuk, Mary Jurczak, Co-Editors. Sports: George Shaffer, Dick Matson, Co-Editors. Girls' Sports: Eleanor Radwanski, Eleanor Broun, Co-Editors. Finance: James Slirguff, Betty Suprock, Susan Charni, Co-Editors; Betty Zlody, Sandra Prisiaz, Delores Eohren, Lorraine Prus, Betty Jean Arnett, Lillian Griffith, Peggy Shaw, Bebe Karnavas, Betty Schietroma, Catherine Folino, Loretta Kokoski, Kathryn Sasinovich, Emily Kyros, Helen Spanos, Jean Giammaria, Dorothy Zbreczny, Bernadme Catizone, Charlotte Barkan, Mary Jurczak, Mildred Kocenda, Betty Suprock, Margaret Maceross, Helen Levkulich, Carolyn Oppela, Virginia Balik, Ethel Miller, Jilda Volpe, Walter Czerwinski, Dolores Pisano. Vocational Editor: Frank Tekstar. Art: Donald Reithmiller, Robert Carrodus, Helen Levkulich, Nita Jordon. Typing: Rachel Fittante, Mary Emma Blackford, Catherine Jubinski. Typing Sponsor: Miss Mermelstein. Art Sponsor: Mr. Mock. Adviser: Miss Myrtle Trembley. — 60 —NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY Fifty senior students and the first ten juniors who met the qualifications of scholarship, service, leadership, and character received invitations to join the National Honor Society. They were: Jeanne Ditz, Mary Lee Striffler, Jean Giamatteo, William Glas, Martha Towcimak, Irma Bologna, Alfonso Strano, Richard Martin, George Menosky, Robert Lewis, Theresa Paul, Marion Gross, George Shaffer, Margaret Maceross, Charlotte Barkan, Jacqueline Fisher, Robert Wagoner, Naomi Irion, Eugene Tupin, Bill Lenhert, George Drobnak, Richard Capliski, Edward Striffler, Meredith Sutton, Marjorie Price, Estelle Scyboth, Fay Wassum, Mary Elizabeth Caver, Gloria Woloshuk, Mercedes Urda, Mary Emma Blackford, Eleanor Rad-wanski, William Wardle, Agnes Tumour, Jilda Volpe, James Slingluff, Audrey Porter, Mary Ellen Cormack, Betty Suprock, Albert Porto, Verlee Lynch, Richard Beall, Mary Jurzak, Mae Hall, Emma Amistade, Frank Tekstar, Walter Roman, Edwin Abbott, James Zehnder, William DeHart, Nick Fryn-kiewiz, Eugene Mazzetti, Frances Rea, Betty Arnett, Loretta Kokoszla, Charles Shaffer, Frieda Beamen, Lillian Griffith, Lillian Martin, Earl Snyder, and John Vincenti. In the first step of organization the grades of each senior through the tenth, eleventh, and twelfth years were evaluated. Grades were given assigned values and multiplied by the number of periods per week for each subject to find the scholarship points. The grand total of the scholarship points was found by adding the total of points of all subjects taken by the student throughout his high school career. The students were ranked from high to low, to secure the upper third of the senior class and the first fifty juniors, since these are the only students who are eligible for membership in the society. In the second step of the organization, these students were further rated in service. Here, students were awarded points for services which they rendered. The point values, with a few exceptions, were based cn the guide approved by the Senate and faculty for Regulation of Activities. The third factor in organization was the determining of leadership rating. Students were accredited points according to their participation in school activities. The fourth and final factor is character rating. Every teacher grouped each student who he knows or has in class or homeroom, as to character. After the average group for each student is secured for character, it is changed to points. Group I rates 40 points; Group II, 20 points; and Group III, 10 points. In the fifth and final step, the points were added to secure the grand total earned. Scholarship, service, leadership, and character, equals the total number of points. With the grand total of points for each student secured, the students were then rearranged from high to low. The upper fifteen percent of the senior class and first ten juniors were admitted. The society, under the sponsorship of Miss Schermerhorn, gave their installation program in April. The following officers were elected: President, George Shalfer; Vice President, Robert Wagoner; Secretary, Mary Lee Striffler; and Treasurer, Frank Tekstar. The faculty committee consisted of Miss Hazel Schermerhorn, Chairman; Miss Marie Smith, Miss Rose Kozak, and Mr. Leo Taggart.MADRIGAL CLUB First Row: B. Bowen, Cycyn, Moceross, Hendrickson, Goscinski, Chartonek, Zlody, Polita, Wos-lo, Leyerzoph, Kumewic, Drobik. Second Row: Shulick, Karosek, Koerbel, Schietromo, Marti, Comchoc, Hritsko, Kline, Bogosion, Renoldi, Woods, Plese, Prisiaz, Glikanis, Kefalas, Woloshuk, Miss Porsons. Third Row: Urda, Yerga, Grosdeck, Graham, Blishak, Kostas, Skuby, Fuchs, Prus, McNees, Arnett, Lindsey, Lewis, Gisondi Fourth Row: Truskowski, Irvin, Garcia, J. Young, Powell. Fifth Row: E. Miller, Buffalini, Boggs, McHenry. 6ixth Row: Menosky, Warner, Hallaman, Tarter, Drobnak, Byers. Seventh Row: Lesondak, Roncevich, Graham, Qumet. BOYS' GLEE CLUB First Row: Parson, E. Mi.ler, Menosky, Lesondak, Blinkey, Warner, G. Strano, E. Smith, Fetch, Tarter, Nourigat. Second Row: Lewis, Sutton, Green, Irvin, Boggs, Truskowski, J. Young, Gisondi, Karosek, Shulick, McHenry. Third Row: Roncevic, Gjrciu, Izak, Hallaman, Graham, Drobnak, Weber, Byers, Fagula, Slingluff. — 62 —MADRIGAL CLUB Every Tuesday morning during club period, sixty-five selected vocal students of various music classes met in Room 303 for Madrigal Club. Under the supervision of Miss Parson, the more talented music students were given special training. Ensembles sang for the Sisterhood of Jewish Women, Education Creek Program, and Ambridge Woman's Club. At Christmas time, a selected group sang carols in the corridors of the Junior and Senior High School. This year six members attended Midwestern Chorus at Butler, Pennsylvania. They were: Gloria Woloshuk, Lorraine Prus, George Menosky, Vernon Byers, Walter Roncevic, and Rudy Gisondi. The officers of Madrigal Club were: President, Warren Powell; Vice President, George Menosky; Secretary-Treasurer, Mercedes Urda; Librarians, Lucille Graham, Anne Hritsko, Richard Warner, and Joseph Lesondak. Mary Drabik was the accompanist, and Gloria Woloshuk her assistant. The highlight of the musical year was the annual concert in February. Their work culminated at Baccalaureate and Commencement exercises. BOYS' GLEE CLUB The Boys' Glee Club was organized to create more interest in vocal music. Meeting every Thursday morning, this male chorus of twenty-five voices found much pleasure in singing varied types of music. At the annual concert, the Glee Club rendered several selections which added color and pleasure to the program The Glee Club is under the supervision of Miss Parsons who is assisted by the officers: President, Richard Warner; Vice President, Ellis Miller; Secretary-Treasurer, Rudolph Gisondi. — 63 —GIRLS' GLEE CLUB — TUESDAY First Row: Kubicki, Sou-try, Smollern, Bochor, Eng-strom, Jubinski, Blackford, Karp, Lipinski, Gosinski, Spagnola, Knatz. Second Row: Percival, Pascal, Kopczak, Zurvas, Gogliardi, Johnson, Towci-mak, Fittante, Volpe, Rose, Shulick, Mineart, Sukee, Ul-brich, Owens, Miss Rice. Third Row: Handgis, Gresh, Moore, Zakarian, Rich, Wood, Vernak, Ruscinski, Roppo, Giammaria, Pisano, Pfaff. Fourth Sloppy, Row: Weover, Paul, Pintocda. GIRLS' GLEE CLUB — WEDNESDAY First Row: Johnson, Gagliardi, Kuniewicz, Percival, Bachor, Schietromo, Woods, Marti, Vlad-uchuk, Dugan, Waslow, Jones, Zurner. Second Row: Martin, LaBarr, Zagrocki, Shopert, Marini, Gwiazda, Urda, Austin, Blackford, Jubinski, Karp, Lasowire, Buffalini, Miss Rice. Third Row: Dent, Gruber, Moore, Zucowsky, Sonk, Huapenthael, Yerga, Dudenich, Lindsey, Koblick, Soltis, Dickey, Panzanclla, Bclis, Augustine, Kutralackes, Engstrom, Lightmon, McMillan, McDoner, Morzio. Fourth Row: Gresh, Shaw, Aposti, Cycn, Beaman, Griffith, Zlody, Giatanis, Kefalas, Gross, Hendrickson, Heberling, Vernak. Fifth Row: Prus, Arnett, Harnger, Bixler, Reithmiller, Barnhart. Sixth Row: McNees, Prisiaz, Roe, McKee, Moore. Seventh Row: Skuby, Hritsko, Oliestro, Kiros, Valasik. — 64 —GIRLS' GLEE CLUB The Girls' Glee Club, under the sponsorship of Miss Rice, was divided into two sections, each section meeting once a week. One group met on Tuesday and one on Wednesday. To learn to sing together and to enjoy participation in choral music was the aim of this organization. They participated in the regular High School Vocal Concert. Those who aided Miss Rice in this activity were: President, Mercedes Urda; Vice President, Stella Gwiazda; Secretary, Ruth Austin. — 65 —INTERNATIONAL LANGUAGE CLUB First Row: Kocenda, Girgash, Miss Adams, Dickey, Turchick. Second Row: Broden, Bologna, Parhan, Kellmer, Sorg. ART CLUB First Row: Levkulich, Delizio, Psinko, Percival, Karnovas, LaBorr, Mrs. Cochran, Papadeo, Shelsky, Marzio, Loschiovo, Ehrhart, Drobnak. Second Row: Buffalini, Wazdo, Dudenich, Postelak, Pappas, Stange, Peris, Mannini, Third Row: Amsler, Smith, Novak, Olsen, Gula, Guyer, Henisch, Turppin, Urbamk. — 66 —INTERNATIONAL LANGUAGE CLUB Under the direction and guidance of Miss Sarah E. Adams, the International Language Club became a very interesting activity to most students. The primary purpose of the club was to enable the students to have a better understanding and appreciation of foreign languages, especially Spanish and French. In the club, the members conversed and did some singing in both languages. They also dramatized plays in a very convincing manner. The members carried on correspondence with pupils of other lands, such as Mexico, South America, France, and Spain. The study of habits, customs, and daily living of the people in these foreign lands offered a great deal of interesting news and created an invigorating zeal for good work in the student. International Language Club meetings were held every activity period cn Tuesday. The officers of the International Language Club were: President Martha Cirgash Vice President Dorothy Dickey Secretary Mildred Kocenda Treasurer Bernice Parkham ART CLUB The purpose of the Art Club was for the students to express their ideas in a creative manner. Under the supervision of Mrs. Cochran, the members conferred their artistic aid to design, painting stage scenery, and making decorations for various occasions. The artistically-minded students learned to model in three dimensions, carve wood, and make lapel ornaments, jewelry, and felt pocketbooks for their own personal use. Assisting officers were: President, Ffelen Applequist; Vice President, Mary Marzio; Secretary, Betty Stemberski; and Treasurer, William Tupin. — 67 —STAGE SQUAD First Row: Roman, DeHart, Tekstar, Kopriva. Second Row: Shaffer, Phillips, Guzan, Stashick, Rossi. Third Row: Fouse, Tupin, Wardle, Beaman, Prussik, Kristufek. ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE First Row: Austin, Braun, Cormack, Kuskin, Catanzarite, Leyerzaph. Second Row: Perry, Lindsey, Kokoszka, Shaw, Fleming, Striffler, Wassum Gross Bochor Pisono, McHenry, Jula. Third Row: C Shaffer, Green, Irvin, Sutton, Blessing, Menosky. — 68 —LIGHTS! CAMERA! ACTION! Under the able sponsorship of Mr. George Axtell, a squad of boys was trained to operate efficiently the electrical apparatus in the auditorium, booth, gymnasium, and press box. With the assistance of Captain Edward Stashick and Co-Captain Willis DeHart of Cycle A, and Captain Frank Tekstar and Co-Captain Walter Roman of Cycle B, our stage productions, movies, athletic events, and other school functions had the best lighting and sound effects possible with the use of the equipment that was available. ASSEMBLY The selection and presentation of assembly programs is the sole purpose of the Assembly Committee. About 32 members are selected by the Student Senate from a list of volunteers. Their duties consist of designating the various homeroom positions in the Auditorium, collecting the money for all outside paid programs, and conducting the special exercises for regular assembly programs. This committee was under the able sponsorship of Mr. M. Laing, with Meridith Sutton, Chairman, assisting.GIRLS' PATROL First Row: Levkulich, Leyerzaph, Fisher, Hendrickson, Wassum, Miss Borr, Gross, Price, Folino, Sosinovich, Kokoski, Chekonowsky. Second Row: Grimm, Stewart, Sofronko, Bucuro, Bohren, Griffiths, Volpe, Paul, Skuby. Third Row: Gula, Martin, Grosdeck, Reinord, Dickey, Ditz, Applequist, Hritsko, Korp, Lynch. BOYS' PATROL First Row: Leopardi, Meredian, Karas, Tupin, Quinet, Mr. Lombar, Slingluff, Davis, N. Moz-zetti. Miller, E. Mozzetti, Furness. Second Row: Ithnatko, Curry, Mothews, Hauser, Kempisty, Holloman, Druzisky, Koros, Cirko, Gozoy. Third Row: Zakorian, Cunningham, Gozur, Connor, Fagula. Fourth Row: Ciprinni, Blessing, McHenry, Stewart, Okowasky. Fifth Row: Honievich, Gcrcia, Wusniski, Roncevic, Scheer.PATROL STOP! LOOK! LISTEN! This year, as in the past, parents sent their children to school with confidence in their safety because of the Ambridge Senior High School Patrol. Inside and outside, the patrol members were on guard to help make our school safe. Sponsored by Miss Barr, the girls patrolled the school corridors and ushered at the football games. Miss Barr was assisted by Captain Mary Lee Striffler and Lieutenants Faye Wassum, Theresa Paul, and Marian Skuby. To prevent accidents on the school grounds, the boys' patrol, under the sponsorship of Mr Lombar, was constantly on guard. This year, for the first time, Co-Captains James Slingluff and Carl Quinet were elected, assisted by Lieutenants Eugene Tupin, Ellis Miller, and William Okawasky. Only with the cooperation of the student body was it possible to make this venture a success. — 71 —First Row: Capliski, Houser, Blessing, Botsko, Arthur, Mortin, Graham, Edmondson, Tupin, C. Shaffer, Lewis, Drobnok. Second Row: Ruskin, Inathko, Fouse, Ruskin, Smith, Leyerzaph, Wagner, Sutton, Bell, Wardle, Tarter, Matson, Glas, G. Shaffer, Prisiaz, Belis. Third Row: Lauf, Dash, McNees, Shaw, Griffith, Arnett, Bohren, Galant, Carver, Kyros, Kokoz-ski, Kostin, Hall, Seyboth, Striffler, Balik, Giammatteo, Tate, Urda, Belis. Fourth Row: Grosdeck, Rae, Skuby, Sander, Smith, Paul, Barkon, Bologna, Harris, Kocenda, Austin, Girgash, Ditz, Dickey, Russinka. - 72 — The Science Forum was made up of students who had a particular interest in science or any of its branches. They met after school and in the evenings, under the guidance of Miss Piantanida, as sponsor. Scientific problems were discussed and experiments were conducted. Thus it was not only enjoyable but educational. Officers were elected to aid Miss Pian-tinita in the work of the activity. They were: President, William Glas; Vice President, Douglas Fouse; Secretary, Louise Leyerzaph; and Treasurer, Carol McNees. Their social activities included parties, banquets, and guest speakers. This society did much to develop and expand students' interest in the scientific fieldBAND ANDtfORCH ESTRA The aim of these two musical organizations is to awaken in the students the apprecia-response and desire to hear and play good music; and to make this response deeper and more discriminate. BAND The Band, under the capable sponsorship of Mr. V. W. Sporny, consists of eighty-seven members. Every day during the Activity period, at lunch time and after school, the band met for an intensive study of military and various other marching formations and the best in symphonic band music, as well as pep-songs for football and basketball games. Among these many activities were participation in athletic events, parades, and in the presentation of Army and Navy "E" awards for production at various steel mills. Of course, perhaps, two of the most important milestones in the history of the band this year has been the participation in the Midwestern Band and the Spring Concert, both of which displayed the great talent in this musical organization. First Row: Kcsncr, Rarto, Gal ant. Robeson, Yallecorsa, Me Xally. Ombres. Leopardi, Cum niings, Mr. Sporny. Kidjirski Heheler. Simon, Phillips, Wcav cr. Riethmiller. Griffith. Pugar Second Row: McConnel. bishop Wilkes, Maxwell, M. Gieslcr Arnett, Rea. Jones, . McXces BAND Morrison. Antonclli. Vocttiner, Holmes. Mcnoski, Santerelli, Robinson. Third Row: Gorbinski. Pavlako-vich. -Rixler. Spolarich, Carrol. Huber. McKee, Mosura. Rosso. Smerigan, Marti. Kuny, Mock, I). Reithmiller. Fourth Row: A. Miller, Ronos-ky. Meek. R. Geisler, Kuntz, Willis. Rufalini. Morelli. K. Vlasic, Kocjan. Altonian. Malinowski. Connor. Fifth Row: Ilcughan. Knighton. Slavik. Harris, Mazetti, Consen-tino. Tkatch. Thomas. Martin. Capataidis.SILHOUETTE STAFF First Row: Sutton, Holloman, Motson, Slingluff. Second Row: Cntizone, Show, Hritsko, Carver, Urda, Seyboth, Mrs. Derflinger, Ditz, Girgash, Giammotteo, Zlody, Third Row: Marini, Zagrocki, Folino, Golant, Panzanella, Prus, Amstodi, Bohren, Griffith, Mc-Nees, Levkulich, Balik, Prisioz, Schietroma. Fourth Row: Sasinovich, Dugon, Kepic, Karp, Poul, Lindsey. SILHOUETTE REPRESENTATIVES First Row: Seyboth, Holoico, Jones, Beheler, Kline, Mrs. Lehman, Patrick, Jones, Karnoski, Martin, Moreth. Second Row: Braun, Bysura, Roe, Hritsko, Pochyba, Gerle, Porter, McNees, Frey, Fisher, Augustine. Third Row: Coleman, Wisnieski, Fagula. — 74 —SILHOUETTE As always, the Silhouette, headed by Mrs. Virginia Derflinger, who was assisted by an efficient group of young journalists, has made a brilliant record for '44-'45. The school newspaper, a record of A. H. S. events, is published monthly. It has taken second honor rating with the Pennsylvania School Press Association, and also had a membership with the National Scholastic Press Association. The paper carries a circulation of one thousand. FACULTY STAFF Sponsor Mrs. Virginia Derflinger Finance Director Mrs. Virginia Lehman Typing Director Miss Eleonor Mermelstein STUDENT STAFF Editor-in-Chief Estelle Seyboth Co-Editor Jeonne Ditz Advertising Mgrs. Anne Matanic, Gertrude Patrick Business Manager Editorial Staff: News Editor Boys' Sports Editor Girls' Sports Editor Feature Editor Humor Editor Homeroom Editor Exchange Editors Anne Circulation Manager Sora Kline Charlotte Barkan Alfred Hallaman Mary E. Carver Jean Giammotteo Meridith Sutton Martha Girgash Hritsko, Richard Matson Mercedes Urdo HOME ROOM REPRESENTATIVES Under the leadership of Mrs. Lehman, the homeroom representatives took charge of the finances and distribution of the Silhouette for each homeroom. There was a representative in each homeroom who collected money for subscriptions and distributed the Silhouette each publication. The final goal was to have Ambridge High School subscribe 100% to the Silhouette. — 73 —FINANCE COMMITTEE First Row: Suprock, Urda, Porter, Kopzok, Wonchik, Morgan, Zivic, Plesh, Mihalic, Matanic, Patrick, Fisher. Second Row: Mr. Snyder, Engstrom, Marti, Brogno, Drolet, Koerbel, Zlody. Third Row: Kellmer, Kroll, Zervos, Woods, Bufalini, Otrahalek, Miller, Herman, Suchy, Nelick, Suchy. REFRESHMENT COMMITTEE First Row: Fitsko, Chorni, Vernak, Loschiavo, Marzio, Mr. Shaffer, Beheler, Papedeo, Shelskey. Second Row: Morsillo, Kozac, Peros, Bogosian, Gatta, Kuniewicz, Backor, Cvengros, Buffalini. Third Row: H. Jula, Jaskolski, Porjchaba, Barnhart, Magee, Zbrezny, E. Jula.FINANCE COMMITTEE The smooth operation of many of our school activities have been due largely to the Finance Committee, which was approved by the Student Senate and sponsored by Mr. Snyder. The members, selected by the sponsor, sell and collect tickets at football and basketball games, school plays, etc. The outdoor sports members are required to be on the job an hour and a half before game time and work until it is half over. Chairmen were appointed by the sponsor with the consent of the Student Senate. Besides serving the school, the twenty-eight members of the committee, which includes several ninth graders, were given valuable training in handling money and in meeting the public. FOOTBALL REFRESHMENT COMMITTEE As always, when there is a good entertainment, there is a need for good refreshments. Mr. Shaffer, who is the sponsor of the Football Refreshment Committee, says: "This committee, composed of more than thirty girls, is probably the hardest working committee at athletic events. Denying themselves the opportunity to really see any home games, they must work steadily from early evening until after the last fan has left the field. They certainly come into contact with every possible type of human being. Theirs is an experience which none but the participant can really appreciate. Their real reward is a job well done." The principle aim of the Football Refreshment Committee was to provide football fans with the desirable refreshments at all home games, and to thus secure the necessary money to support the Debate Team. — 77 —STUDENT SENATE First Kow: Blackford, Mazetti, Sweesy, B. Drobnak, Slrano, Dr. Bining, Glas, G. Drobnak, Bremner, Cunninghom, Folino. Second Row: Mathew, Wagoner, Shaffer, Zazwirsky, Charni, McNees, Rae, Chekonowsky, Sutton, Jonicki, Arthur. HISTORICAL SOCIETY First Row: Striffler, Lehnert, Broun, Bowen, McFfenry, Sutton, Slingluff, Wagner, Cormack, Moyer, Ihnotko. Second Row: Rusk in, Prus, McNees, Arnett, Suprock, Roe, Griffith, Bohren, Seyboth, Sanders, Bolik, Paul, Amistodi, Lynch, Urdo. Third Row: Tarter, Irwin, Kepic, Barkan, Barcasky, Fisher, Bologna, Kornoski, Kroynyk, Gruszczynski, Show, Wassum, Carver. Fourth Row: Glas, Greenberger, Marcdikos, Knopic, Greene, Martin, Ffanievich. — 78 —STUDENT SENATE Under the able guidance of Dr. William Bining, the Student Senate has become a symbol of democracy. The members, when elected homeroom presidents, automatically become Senators in the Student Senate. Its prime objective was to arouse the interest of each student to take an interest in some activity or activities. By doing this, the Senate increased a student's enthusiasm for an active share in our school government. The Senators met to discuss what laws should be made and passed for the betterment of the school. They also selected the various committees needed to carry on the various special events, such as election of Class Leaders,the Junior-Senior Prom, and the Sophomore Reception. The Student Senate also held an Activity Dance at the termination of the school year to show their appreciation for good work carried on by the students who have participated in various activities during the school year. The officers of the Student Senate were: President Alphonso Strano Secretary Betty Drobnak Vice President William Clas Recorder George Drobnak HISTORICAL SOCIETY The Ambridge Local Historical Society was organized to provide students the opportunity to develop a common interest in local history and current affairs. The society, under the sponsorship of Dr. William Bining, met once a week, either in the club period or after school. At these meetings, various types of programs, both entertaining and educational, were presented. Outside guests were invited to speak before the group. The society had a membership in the Pennsylvania Federation of Junior Historians, of which Miss Avis Cauley, former Ambridge history teacher, is executive secretary. "The Junior Historian," a pamphlet published through the courtesy of the State Historical Commission, required a representative from each local branch. On the staff, to represent the local society, was Estelle Seyboth. The society attended the annual convention of the Western Pennsylvania Historical Society, which was held in Pittsburgh. Those who aided Dr. Bining in carrying on the work of the society were: President, Meredith Sutton; Vice President, Frank McHenry; Recording Secretary, Eleanor Braun; Corresponding Secretary, James Slingluff; Treasurer, Madalyn Wagner; Chaplain, Janet Bowen; and Sergeant-at-Arms, William L ehnert — 79 —Row 1: Draskovic, Sparcie, Sapouchak, Turkel, Fecko. Row 2: Whitted, Briola, Tekstor, Hertneky, Juschok. Row 3: Girgosh, Kasper, John Vincenti, Mr. Taggart, James Vincenti, Koscenski, Koramarkovich. VOCATIONAL STUDENT COUNCIL The governing body of the Vocational Department is the Vocational Student Council. It is composed of nine representatives chosen by the boys and is supervised by Mr. L. R. Taggart. The officers for the school year of 1944-45 are as follows: Frank Briola, President; Stanley Jusczak, Vice President; and Teddy Kasper, Secretary. The purpose of the Student Council is to bring closer together the relationship between the students and the faculty. VOCATIONAL DEPARTMENT Related subjects, which take up half of the vocational students' time, are taught by the following: Related English, Miss Settino; Related Math, Mr. McCaughtry; Related Drawing, Mr. Hoskins; Economics, Miss Levy; Industrial History, Mr. Keusch; Related Science, Mr. Rothermel. The Vocational Department, directed by Mr. L. R. Taggart, is composed of two cycles —the shop and the related. The students' time is divided equally btetween the two. The four shops are the Auto, Electric, Machine, and Wood. The Auto Shop, supervised by Mr. Todd, learn the fundamentals before they do actual repair work on automobiles. The Electric Shop has charge of the electrical maintenance of the Ambridge Public Schools. The boys of the electric shop also have charge of all light and sound work at the stage productions, football games and basketball games. The boys spend part of their time on the theory of electricity. Mr. Axtell is in charge. The boys of the Machine Shop, under the direction of Mr. Arnett, learn the use and care of the lathe, shaper, milling machine, power saw, drill and grinder. They also do repair work on washing machines. The Wood Shop boys, headed by Mr. Wolf, learn the fundamentals of carpentry. The Wood Shop has the task of making stage settings and scenery. Another division of the Vocational Department is Mr. Keuch's drafting class. They learn the principles of engineering, drawing, and blueprinting. Mr. Hoskin also teaches related drawing and mechanical drawing. Our students have a fine opportunity to prepare themselves for places in industry. — 80 —First Row: Welling, Kellmer, Paul, Hritsko, Stonge, Egermon. Second Row: Miss Schermerhorn, Reinhart, Christiani, Bock, Lindsey, Davies, Miss Smith, CLUB COMMITTEE The Club Committee, sponsored by Miss Smith, consisted of fourteen members. The purpose of this committee was to keep the various clubs functioning according to the plan under which they were organized, to keep burning some constructional activity in the type of work the club is interested. The club met once a week during the club period. Each member was sent to a certain club o witness its activity, after which he made a written report to the sponsor, giving the weaknesses of the club and suggesting ways for improvement. This not only provided interest and variety for the club members but also made for better clubs. The club activity in our school was quite extensive during the past year. Each pupil had the opportunity to choose at least one club according to his interest. In some clubs certain qualifications were necessary while in others interest in a certain activity was the only requirement. Tuesday morning activity period was set aside to carry on this work. The record of having each teacher sponsoring a club and every pupil belonging to a club was achieved. Worthwhile projects were carried on during regular club periods and often during after school hours. Miss Smith had assistance from Miss Schermerhorn. — 82 —SPRING CONCERT Three matinees and one evening performance were given by the chorus, consist ing of 250 vocal students, and the orchestra. The chorus was divided into the Boys' Glee Club, the Girls' Glee Club, the Madrigal Club, soloists, and the Mixed Chorus. The high points of the program were the soloists and the Madrigal Club. The soloists were Gloria Wolushuk, who sang "Sunset," George Menosky, who sang "The Hills of Home;" Lorraine Prus, who sang "Villan-elle," Mercedes Urda, who sang "My Heart at Thv Dear Voice." The Madrigal Club, VOCATIONAL Ml On February 23, 1945, an all-boy Minstrel Revue, presented by the Vocational Department, was enthusiastically received by a capacity audience. Mr. Melvin D. Laing, who acted as General Chairman, was capably assisted by Miss Pearle Levy, Directress of the Minstrel; Miss Stella Barr, Directress of the Revue; Mr. V. W. Sporny, Director of the orchestra; and Miss Laura Jean Rice, Directress of the chorus. The first portion of the program consisted of an old-fashioned Minstrel. The end men, namely, Louis Mauro, Frank Tekstar, Louis Rosenberger, Henry Kolesin, Willis DeHart, Joseph Presto, Andrew Cazda, and Walter Roman, together with Milton Hetrneky, interlocutor, kept the audience laughing throughout their part of the show. The chorus, consisting of some forty male voices, was accompanied by the orchestra. Many vocational boys had an opportunity to display their talents in the Musical Revue which followed the Minstrel. As this was an concluding the program, offered an eight-part rendition of Anton Rubinstein's "Seraphic Song." In this number there was a contralto solo by Gloria Wolushuk, and the violin obligatto solo by Irma Bologna. This year the concert was directed by Miss Ruth Parsons, who directed the mixed body and the Madrigal Club; Miss Laura Jean Rice, who directed the Girls' Glee Club; and V. W. Sporny, who directed the orchestra. The accompanists were Miss L. J. Rice and Mary Drabik. NSTREL REVUE all-male production the boys portrayed the roles of females which proved very amusing to the audience. One of the feature attractions of the Revue was a night club scene. The floor show consisted of a vocal solo, tap routines, ballet dance, comedian and quartet. Some of the pantomimes which were presented and considered amusing were Mountain Magic, At the Movies, Shoot, and Love Crows. A Fashion Revue, Cay Ninety Beach Party, and the House of Horrors all proved highly entertaining. The climax of the Min-strel Revue was the Victory Finale. Mrs. Madalyne Cochran had charge of all the scenery. Stage and scenery construction was under the supervision of Mr. Herman L. Wolf, assisted by the boys of the Wood Shop. Mr. George Axtell directed the boys of the Electric Shop in the lighting, sound, and stage work. Tickets and publicity were handled by Mr. Leonard Roth-ermel. — 84DEBATE SQUAD Row 1: Galant, Kokozska Kyros, Ditz, Bohren, Leyer zaph, Kornoski. Row 2: Green, Gaudio Honievich, Catanzarite, Ith natko. 1945 DEBATE SQUAD Athough wartime conditions have restricted the activities of the Ambridge High Debate Squad, this year's season has proven a lively one. A highlight of the season was the Student Congress held at Donora. It was modeled after the Senate and House of Representatives of our National Congress. World and national problems of great scope were discussed by representatives of the high schools of Pennsylvania. The debate year opened officially at the University of Pittsburgh tournament where the squad participated in heated debates on the 1945 topic "Resolved that the voting age should be reduced to 18." Other important contests of the year took place at McKeesport, Springdale, Westview, and St. Vincent. The state tournament held in April was the concluding event of the debate. The squad was composed of Jeanne E. Ditz, sole remaining member of last year's varsity team; Delores Bohren, member of the 1944 debate squad; and the newcomers to the debate field. ORCHESTRA The Orchestra is under the guidance and supervision of Mr. Sporny. A group of forty-seven instrumentalists met every day to study the best in orchestral literature, preparing themselves for school activities. Their work, this year, included participation in assembly programs, incidental music for class plays, and numerous other special programs. ORCHESTRA First Row : Petricho, Cohen, Barkan. Kronas, Bogosian, Defeder-icis, Gatta, Lindauer, Giammat-teo, Gerazounis, VVassum, Zehn-der. Kubenstein. Second Row: Mr. Spomey, O’Neill. Salvati, Kuntz, Galant, Tarquino. Mathews, Barcyz, Bishop, Dioncs, Willis. B. Vlas-ic, Geislcr, Sutton, Vito. Third Row: Arnet. E. Vlasic, Thomas, Knighton. Barto. Con-sen tino, Marti. Rosso. Heughan. Bufalini. Capetaides. Antonelli. - — 85As the school year of 1944-45 drew to a close, we had occasion to reminisce and see just exactly what we had obtained from those sore muscles in gym class, those training rules in football, and those many other hardships in sports that we weathered. A boy, a former athlete, who was home on furlough, said that there were no benefits to be received from athletics of any type. We then showed the soldier that he, who is a member of the Infantry, had obtained much of his basic marching knowledge in gym class. After having had this proved to him, the inquisitive soldier asked ibout others, and whether or not other people received benefits from these extra curricular activities plus physical education work. Beginning with the specific sport of football, the defense of sports commenced. The PFC granted that training rules, well observed, will develop the human body into a powerful machine. Secondly, it was proved to the Infantryman, that life-long friendships were developed both interscholastically and intra-murally. The definite examples of golf and boys' and girls' intramurals were used. Traveling to other country clubs, the golf team met and competed with boys of the same age. The intramurals that were staged in girls' basketball, soccer, and mushball, and boys' basketball, were instrumental in developing good will among the fellow students. Basketball, it was stated, requires cooperation. This is a prime factor in the business and social acquaintances so often made. Each one of the 40 or 50 young men and women was well equipped with the thoughts of team spirit and cooperation as he or she last walked through the portals of the gymnasium. That a serviceman's life may be saved because of the strong right arm he developed in boxing club or the tricky maneuver he was taught while on the gym team needed no confirmation from the soldier. It had been demonstrated many times in the preceding four years. Generally, all of these sports taught sportsmanship. A loss of a contest was taught to be a thing to perfect the next time, not something to lament over. After all was proven, the soldier admitted that he had never thought of sports in this light. —ROBERT LEWISA Good Football Team First Row: A. Strono, Wordle, Sokolowsky, Mojcher, Goldmon, Vocco, G. Strono, Bono, Groitz, Gisondi. Second Row: Cooch Korakitsos, Loschiovo, Supe, Lozorski, Knopic, Kosper, Rytel, Sponn, Fouse, Szofaryn, Shulick, Cooch Rubenstein. Third Row: Angus, Boron, Frangione, Marovich, Moranz, Mayer, Staniski, Jomery, Bezuk. Fourth Row: Principal Benkert, Assistant Principal Serene, Taggort, Snyder, Cooch Borth, Cooch Piper, Girgash. FOOTBALL (Record) Ambridge 39 Monaca 0 Ambridge 32 Har-Brack 6 Ambridge 7 New Brighton 7 Ambridge 0 Beaver Falls 6 Ambridge 7 Aliquippa 6 Ambridge 13 Rochester 0 Ambridge 19 Central Catholic 0 Ambridge 19 Erie Tech 6 The Ambridge High football season of 1944 can be looked upon with pride. The season started with the Bridger team subduing Monaca by a score of 39 to 0. In the first few minutes of the game Goldman made a forty yard run for a score. G. Strano carried the ball over the line for another touchdown. Sweezy scored in the second quarter and G. Strano reached pay dirt twice in the third quarter. The final quarter found Kasper in the end zone with the ball wrapped in his arms. Goldman picked up three points with placements. The second contest was with a powerful Har-Brack eleven on their home ground. The Garnet and Gray overpowered the Brackenridge boys to the tune of 32-6. The game was barely underway when Matt Goldman made two spectacular runs. One was from the Ambridge 47 yard line while (he other was a 90 yard drive from the Ambridge 10 yard line. Goldman also connected on the two extra points. In the second period Goldman chalked up his third straight 88 —Makes A Good Record tally with a short run from the Har-Brack 17 yard line. C. Strano plunged over the line in the third stage of the game. Kocan of Har-Brack pounded through the Ambridge defense on the one yard line for a touchdown. In the final quarter Cisondi blocked a punt and Majcher fell on the ball after it rolled into the end zone. The game with New Brighton ended in a 7-7 deadlock. Both scores were made in the fourth quarter on passes. The New Brighton eleven scored when Edwards passed to Ellis, who ran for a touchdown. Peluso added a point with a placement. A pass from Granitz to Sweesy ended in a tally for the Garnet and Gray. Goldman evened the score with a placement. A trip to Beaver Falls by the Rubenstein lads terminated all hope for the WPIAL honor when the Tigers upset the Bridgers by a 6-0 score. The Ambridge defense in this game proved to be admirable. Two weeks later the Bridgers met the Quippians on Ambridge ground. The Garneteers, looking for someone to bend their wrath on, closed the fracas on the happy side of a 7-6 score. The third quarter rolled around before any scoring was accomplished. In the latter part of the quarter Pettis took Sweesy's punt and sprinted along the sidelines for a score. The score remained the same until the fourth quarter when Gisondi blocked Young's punt and Kasper caught the ball and headed for the end zone. Using the "Statue of Liberty" play, the Bridgers got the lead as Goldman went over. Journeying to Rochester Stadium, the Ambridge High eleven succeeded in coming out the victor by a score of 13-0. The first score came in the first quarter when G. Strano went through center for a touchdown. Goldman place-kicked for the extra point. The final score was also in this quarter when Rytel blocked Raber's punt and Tom Supe scooped up the ball and crossed the line. The last three quarters were devoted to protecting the score. The following week the Ambridge lads defeated Central Catholic with a final score of 19-0. The hard fighting Central Catholic boys were unable to cope with the Ambridge powerhouse. Harry Sweezy and Matt Goldman made runs of 55 yards and 56 yards, respectively. In the third period Andy Mayer plunged through center for a score. Goldman connected on the placement. The Ambridge High grid season ended as Erie Tech suffered a defeat of 19-6. By smashing through the line, G. Strano and Mayer succeeded in scoring in the first and second frames. Coming back in the third quarter, Erie Tech scored when Dombroski crossed the goal line. In the final stage of the final game, Mayer went through a hold in the line for his second tally. The Garneteers held the opposition in check until the whistle blew. With an impressive record of six wins, one tie, and one loss, Ambridge proudly completed its 1944 grid season. The boys whose football careers with Ambridge High have ended are: Bono, Majcher, Lcschiavo, Goldman, Vacca, A. Strano, Shulik, Lazorski, Wardle, Gisondi, Granitz, Sokolowski, Supe, Sweesy. — 89 —Bottom Row: Gobroel, Hovanec, Majcher, Locke, Boron, Jurczok. Top: Mr. Rothermel. GOLF SCORES Ambridge 14 Sewickley 1 Ambridge 7 Avonworth 8 Ambridge 61 2 West View 8 2 Ambridge 14 Sewickley 1 Ambridge 7 Avonworth 8 Ambridge 3 2 West View 1 11 2 GOLF TEAM The Ambridge High Golf Teom, under the direction of Cooch Leonard Rothermel, finished its 1944 season with a record of two wins against four defeats. The team featured such stalwarts os Nick Locke, Edward Baron, Stanley Mojcher, Edward Miqorski, Stanley Jurczak, Nick Hovanic, Mike Gabal, and Rolland McMahn. Individual golfing merit was acknowledged by Stan Majcher, Nick Locke, and Edward Baran, who shared low metal scores. Nick Locke and Stan Majcher represented Ambridge in the qualifying round for the WPIAL Individual Golf Championship held at Oakmont Country Club, where Majcher and Locke finished 12th and 16th respectively. Several plays of interest took place in the matches this year. In the first Avonworth game, if Gabol had putted two instead of three, Ambridge would have won, and in the second Avonworth match, Locke handed Laury, WPIAL Individual Golf Champ, his first defeat of the season. The only man lost by graduation was Rolland McMahn. The 1944 lettermen who will try for the 1945 season ore: Stanley Majcher, Nick Locke, Edward Baran, Mike Gabal, Stanley Jurczak, and Mike Hovanec. Xr4First Row: Sullivon, Scheer, Mortimer, Kroll, Sweesy, Athens, Przysuchowski, Hritsik, Stoner. Second Row: Gregory, Porto, Blinkey, Hertneky, Delizio, Holloman, Kellinger, Narkevic, Gron- itz, Bucci. Third Row: Vladuchek, Mr. Burns, Sapp, Joy. LINEUP RECORD Krol Third Base ‘Ambridge 4 Leetsdale 4 Prysuchowski Shortstop ‘Ambridge 1 Coroopolis 0 Athens First Bose ‘Ambridge 8 Leetsdale 1 Narkevic Catcher Ambridge 8 Aliquippa 0 Sullivan Center Field Ambridge 2 Beaver Falls 1 Blinkey Second Bose Ambridge 2 Aliquippa 1 Joy Right Field Ambridge 5 Beaver Falls 4 Bucci Center Field Ambridge 6 Aliquippa 2 Sweesy Left Field Non-League Games Hrycik and Mortimer Pitchers BASEBALL TEAM Under the guidance of Mr. Jack Burns, the Ambridge High Baseball team went through its spring season with a record of six wins against one tie. The first game for the mostly green squad was a pre-season warm-up with Leetsdale at the Ambridge field. Hrycik pitched the first five innings with no hits, Mortimer and Athens each pitched one inning. |At the end of the seventh inning, with a 4-4 tie, the game was ended by mutual consent. The pre-season game with Coraopolis at'the Ambridge field ended with the local lads on top 1-0. Mortimer started and was relieved by Hrycik. In the second game with the Leetsdale nine, and behind the ever improving pitching of Mortimer and Hrycik, the local lads succeeded in defeating them 8-1. In this game Krol, Prysuskowski, and Hrycik all made two hits. Our traditional rivals, Aliquippa, came across the river for our first league game and went back home at the tail end of a 8-0 score. TheAmbridge lads pounded three of the Quips' pitchers for 12 hits, while Hrycik allowed only one hit with nine strike-outs and three walks. Behind the strong pitching are of Hrycik, the local lads, by virtue of an eighth inning run scored by Krol on Prysuskowski's double, defeated the visiting Beaver Falls team by a score of 2-1. For our second game with the "Quips," Coach Burns and his boys traveled to Aliquippa and beat them 2-1. Because of a protest, the victory was nullified and the game was to be replayed at a later date. Meeting the Beaver Falls team on their own field, the Ambridge boys battled through a tough game but came out on top with a score of 5-4. Athens started the game and was relieved by Hrycik. The last game of the season was the re-playing of the protest game with Aliquippa at Aliquippa. Hrycik and Athens pitched this game and with the aid of errors, Ambridge beat Aliquippa by a score of 6-2 only to lose the game because of the ineligibility of a player. — 92 —First Row: Taggart, Smith, Vronkovich, Whitted, Carter, Granitz, Goldman, Fetch, Ulbrick, Powell, Narkevic. Second Row: Cosabona, Loschiavo, Sokolowski, Trowbridge, Keefer, Span,’Welsh, Porker, Vito, Lepinsky. Third Row: Mr. Piper, Grilla, Lojek, A. Strano, Szaforyn, G. Strono, Sprock, Stranges. TRACK Last year was the first year in almost a decade that Ambridge High School has been represented by a track team. The team was coached by Mr. Dwight Piper with Mr. Joseph Stranges as his assistant. Ambridge was fortunate in having the Sixth Annual Relay Carnival of the WPIAL held in the high school stadium. The Mt. Lebanon teams won top honors of the meet, while Ambridge was placed tenth among twenty-six other competing high schools. In a triangular track meet with Aliquippa and Sewickley, Ambridge came out on top. The Ambridge team had amassed a total of 63 points with Aliquippa scoring 46 and Sewickley chalking up eight points. A 50-53 score in favor of Brentwood was the result of a dual meet held on the Ambridge track and field. An inter-class meet ended with a defeat of the seniors by three points. Staring for the juniors were Goldman, Granitz, and Moranz. Eight members of the Ambridge track team competed in the Washington International Meet, held in the Washington High School stadium and brought home several ribbons. A small team of ten represented Ambridge at the WPIAL Track and Field meet held at Connellsville. Joe Narkevic was high for the high jump in the state meet. Narkevic's highest jump of the year was 5'9". Taggart, Smith, Vrankovich, Narkevic, Moranz, and Grillo were the lettermen from the squad who were missing this spring. — 93 —Frongione, Boron, Vocca, Altonian, Sprock, Strono, Wagoner. Shulick, Span, Smith, Mr. Rubenstein. GYMNASTIC TEAM The Ambridge High Gym Team, with Coach Rubenstein acting as the supervisor, went through a very favorable season. Led by Captain Mike Sprock, the team engaged in several contests. The boys were well prepared for the WPIAL Gymnastic meet in Pittsburgh. Sprock came out first on the parallel bars with Altonian coming in second. On the horizontal bars, Arthur came our first with Altonian second, and Wagoner third. Arthur succeeded in taking first place on the side horse, while Shulick came in fourth in tumbling. Vacca missed coming in third on the rope climb by one-tenth of a second. Ellwood City, with an accumulated total of thirty-two points, took top honors, while Ambridge came in a close second with thirty points. All those who took first or second place in any of the contests were eligible to go to Penn State, to enter in the all-state meet. Sprock was the only one from Ambridge who placed, coming in second on the parallel bars. Arthur, Altonian, and Span participated in the A.M.A. and A.A.U. meet. Arthur placed second on the parallel bars, Altonian placed second on the horizontal bars, and Span came in second in tumbling. At the Western meet where participants had to excel in all the activities, Altonian placed third and Arthur took fifth place. The members of the team who were graduated were Sprock, Wagoner, and Arthur. The boys on the gym team were awarded letters. — 91 —First Row: Sokolowsky, Hall, Athens, Plese, Vita. Second Row: Evans, Cirka, Borscz, Terlesky, Stewart, Hunt. Third Row: Mr. Serene, Despines, Musi, Hrynowich, Striffler, Altonian, Mickey. BOXING CLUB The Boxing Club, made up of boys interested in learning the art of boxing, was under the supervision of Mr. Serene. The members were instructed in the fundamentals of boxing. They were taught the various types of punches and the counter punches with which to follow up the offense. Besides being shown the different offensive tactics, the boys were shown how to guard themselves when in a defensive position. All the members were weighed and weight classes were formed. Bouts were held. The contenders were matched according to the weight classes. At the end of the term a tournament was sponsored to determine the champions. The champions were Fearon, Kolder, Norwin, Altonian, and Aleksich. The boys left the boxing club with more confidence in their aggressiveness. — 95 —VARSITY Row I: Goldman, Stepan-ick, Szafaryn, Janicki, Lewis, Gisondi. Row 2: Coach Rubenstein, Jamery, Pallas, Moranz, Knopic, Gronitz, Mr. Snyder, Assistant Principal. BASKETBALL The basketball season was started with two losses. Two Bridger veterans left the realm of Coach Rubinstein to enter the army and to move to New York. They were Andy Moranz and Pete Fearon. The four remaining lettermen were Gisondi, Goldman, Lewis, and Stepanick. The first tussle of the season was with Freedom. A new addition to the squad, Leonard Szfaryn, led the local quintet to victory as he brought in nine points. Goldman was a close second with seven points. The final score was 27-21. The Acanom quintet was the second aggregation to come to the Ambridge court, only to return home with a loss. It was Lefty Stepanick who led the squad to a 37-14 victory over Monaca by sinking the pill for 12 points. The third victory came when Ambridge won the overtime tilt from Avalon. Sparked by Lewis and Szfaryn, the Bridgers came out on the happy side of a 32-29 count. Then came a set-back. Ambridge lost to Donora, 36-41. Goldman, Lewis, and Szfaryn worked har dto bring in 10, 8, and 8 points, respectively. The local boys sent the next quintet home on the tail end of a 41-38 score. Stepanick, Goldman, and Lewis led the Rubinstein five to victory over Connellsville. The Bridger quintet lost a close game to Homestead. The boys came home with 38 points of a 39-38 score. Donora handed the Bridgers another defeat when the two squads met for the second time. The game ended in Donora's favor, 49-40. Goldman brought in 18 points. In the next game the Bridger squad defeated the Avonworth five, 40-24 Goldman and Stepanick brought in 12 and 9 points, respectively. Ambridge beat New Castle in the WPIAL Section III opener. The New Castle team found the basket for 32 points while the local five topped them with 36 points. The Ambridge basketeers then journeyed to Ellwood City for a win. Goldman and Lewis led the attack with 14 and 10 points. The final flash on the scoreboard was 27-20. Farrell took the Bridgers over in an encounter that ended 47-22. Szfaryn was able to muster eight points. New Brighton gave the Ambridge floor-men their second setback in the Section III race when the Crimson lads hit the cords for 37 points to Ambridge's 27. The Garnet and Gray lost an overtime tilt to the Schackern-coached Beaver Falls boys. The game ended 48-43 with Janicki, Lewis, — 96 —and Cisondi working hard to chalk up eight, eight, and eight points, respectively. Sharon took a close game from the hard fighting Ambridge players that ended 40-35. Goldman and Lewis tried desperately to worry the opposition. In a Section III game with Ambridge's rivals from across the deep Ohio, the Gar-neteers succeeded in obtaining the better score in a 36-32 decision. Goldman and Stepanick led the quintet on for a win. The second contest with Ellwood City found the A. H. S. squad dropping the leather sphere through the hoop for 52 points. Ellwood City had 35 at the finish. Eight Ambridge boys succeeded in scoring while Goldman and Stepanick led this splurge with 21 and 1 1 points. The Bridgers lost a second game to Farrell. The score when the whistle blew was Farrell 39, Ambridge 36. The Garnet and Gray quintet fell prey for the Crimson New Brighton squad the second time when the game ended in a 33-32 score. The third quarter found the team from Ambridge with a nine point lead, but due to a mustering of energy in the Crimson squad, the last session saw the scoreboard flash 13 points for the New Brighton floormen while the Garnet team registered three points. Beaver Falls beat the Bridgers with a 47-40 decision. Goldman was able to sink the pellet for 17 points. The Sharon aggregation took the decision over Ambridge in the scrap that ended 48-28. Stepanick and Goldman sparked the quintet into defeating the Quippians for the second time by picking up 13 and 11 pointers. This time the Bridgers trounced the Quip pians to the tune of 40-24. The last game of the 1944-45 Ambridge basketball season was with New Castle. The local boys trekked to the New Castle court to lose a close game to the home team after trying desperately to make a final stand. Matt Goldman brought in 14 of the 34 points while the home team succeeded in getting 36. The quintet made a fine showing during the season, coming in sixth in the WPIAL Section III race. 1944-45 BASKETBALL RECORD Ambridge 27 Freedom 21 Ambridge 37 Monoca 14 Ambridge 32 Avalon 29 Ambridge 36 Donora 41 Ambridge 41 Connellsville 38 Ambridge 38 Homestead 39 Ambridge 40 Donora 49 Ambridge 40 Avonworth 24 Ambridge 36 New Castle 32 Ambridge 27 Ellwood City 20 Ambridge 22 Farrell 47 Ambridge 27 New Brighton 37 Ambridge 43 Beover Falls 48 Ambridge 35 Sharon 40 Ambridge 36 Aliquippa 32 Ambridge 52 Ellwood City 35 Ambridge 36 Farrell 39 Ambridge 32 New Brighton 33 Ambridge 40 Beaver Falls 47 Ambridge 38 Shoron 48 Ambridge 40 Aliquippa 24 Ambridge 34 New Castle 36 RESERVES Row 1: Izok, Staniskey, Knopick, Kissiday, Joy. Row 2: Vladucheck, Hoffman, Giska, Guido. — 97 —Stewart, Makowski, Falcone, Smolka, Wassum INTRAMURAL SPORTS COMMITTEE The Intramural Sports Committee, under the sponsorship of Mr. Leonard H. Rothermel, took care of the basketball intramurals between homerooms and sent sports write-ups to the DAILY CITIZEN. The principal aim of this committee, whose chairman was Ted Zazwirsky, was to provide entertainment, recreation, and promote good sportsmanship among the boys. The committee was made up of sub-committees that took care of the various tasks which had to be performed, such as the intramural basketball games. CHEERLEADERS The Varsity Cheerleaders are responsible for a great part of the pep displayed at our inter-scholastic activities. Under the sponsorship of Miss Barr, this group not only led cheers, but were responsible for new cheers, new cheerleading technique, and Pep Assemblies. They have also paid for their new uniforms by sponsoring socials after home games. The varsity squad of 1944-45 consisted of Jean Stewart, Juliet Falcone, Ann Cvitkovic, Fay Wassum, Ray Makowski, and John Smolko. First Row: Kroll, Zazwirsky, Scheer, Szafryn, Smith. Second Row: Honievich, Stoner, Blonarik, Mr. Rothermel, Przysuchowski, Gulish, Vocco. — 99 —This year, as in several preceding years, one of the prime objectives of the physical education course was to prepare the boys for life in either the army, navy, marines, or civilian life. One of the two weekly gym classes was devoted to the physical fitness program. The boys were drilled in the fundamentals of marching and were taught to coordinate their movements to the best advantage. Rope climbing and tumbling were also fitted into the schedule. Much interest was shown in the competitive calisthenics as the participants strove to out-do one another. In the spring the obstacle course provided another means of body development. The second gym class in the week was given over to sports. Enthusiastic students wasted no time in literally "getting the ball rolling " Basketball and touch football were the most popular sports while many students eargerly participated in boxing, wrestling, mushball, and track. These sports tended to develop strength, skill, and alertness, as well as good sportsmanship, a quality desirable for a good soldier and a capable leader anywhere. 100 —GYMNASTIC TEAM This year's Gymnastic Team, sponsored by Miss Stella Barr, consisted of both boys and girls. Any student from eighth to twelfth grade was eligible to join. Practices were held every Wednesday night from about seven to ten. The students were trained for exercises on parallel bars, side horse, rings, and mats. Every year the boys have competed in the WPIAL gymnastic meet. The boys returning from last year's squad were Captain Sam Altonian, Raymond Frangione, Edward Baron, and William Span. As a climax to their practices the team staged their second annual program, which consisted of exercises, Indian club drills, dumbbell drills, pyramids, and dances. The program also included specialty numbers and comedy acts, which added variety to the show. — 101 —bowling them. EADER'S CLUB I e « s elected this year were as follows: Martha Towcimak, Presi-dwanski, Vice President; Julia Karnoski, Secretary; Marion rer; Buffie Carver and Irene Yerega, Social Chairmen. All new ■e voted in by the old members and approved by Miss M. Spahr. t an initiation which was a very solemn candle-light cere-initiation the officers discussed the standards that must be ember. any; some of which were learning to conduct a gym class teacher, take the roll, learn to give commands, dismiss the am the equipment used in physical education. All the girls in such sports as basketball, soccer, mushball, volleyball, and learned the rules of these games and were able to execute This year the Leader's Club had a big social program. Among the many events were the Barn Dance and the Theatre Party held late in November. The standards of this club were Leadership, Followership, Friendship, Honor, Loyalty, and Scholarship. The club was sponsored by the girls' gym director. Miss Marcella Spahr. First Row: Rodwanski, Towcimok, Skuby. Second Row: Wonchick, Carver, Morti, Miss Spahr, Hritsko, Yergo, Chekanowsky. Third Row: Blishok, Bysura, Karnoski, Boyt, Voettiner, Griffith, Leryzaph. — 102 — First Row: Russell, Cicci, Kisidoy, Bysura, Lehn, Dale, Sudik, Radwansky, Yerego, Tallorito, Hervoich, Towcimak. Second Row: Smith, Kuskey, Broun, Wozny, Tomko, Miss Spahr, Miss Borr, Terry, Lesak Kornoski, Voettiner, Marti. Third Row: Radwonski, Prus, L. Martin, Dumesid, Leyerzaph, Chekanowsky, Rubel, M. R. Seyboth, E. Seyboth, Mazetti. YALE-PRINCETON GAME When March rolls around the Ambridge High School girls look forward to the Yale-Princeton game Every year since 1932 this outstanding event has been coached by the girls' athletic director, Miss Marcella Spahr. Miss Spahr is an alumna of Oberlin College, where this idea originated. Black and orange are the colors worn by the Princeton “Tigers," while Yale's “Bulldogs" don costumes of blue and white. Princeton's players were: Captain Margaret Dale, Frances Lehn, and Margaret Baysura, forwards; Ann Kisiday, Isabel Cicci, and Doris Russell, guards; Frances Tomko, Lillian Woz-ny, Eleanor Braun, and Carrie Kusky, substitutes. The players on Yale's team were: Captain Helen Sudik, Eleanor Radwanski, and Irene Yerega, forwards; Josephine Hervoich, Josephine Tallerita, and Martha Towcimak, guards; Margaret Voettiner, Julia Karnoski, Helen Lesack, and Mary Ann Terry, substitutes. The "Tiger" cheerleaders were Louise Leyerzaph, Catherine Dumesic, Lillian Martin, and Lorraine Prus. The cheerleaders for the "Bulldogs" were Helen Chekanowsky, Dorothy Rubel, Mary Rose Seyboth, Estelle Seyboth, and Phyllis Mazzetti. Much credit went to the co-managers who worked hard to make the game possible They were Doris Smith and Frances Radwanski, ably assisted by Elaine Marti. Miss Spahr was assisted by Miss Stella Barr. This game marked the thirteenth year. It seems as though Princeton was the unlucky team this time, but the game was among the most exciting yet staged, as can be determined by the score, 23-21. It was interesting the whole time, particularly in the fourth quarter, with only a few minutes left to play, Yale sank a basket giving them a two point lead as the buzzer sounded. RESULTS OF PREVIOUS YEARS 1932—Princeton 19 Yale 22 1938—Princeton 21 Yale 21 1933—Princeton 18 Yale 22 1939—Princeton 24 Yale 29 1934—Princeton 21 Yale 19 1940—Princeton 28 Yale 23 1935—Princeton 29 Yale 39 1941 —Princeton 24 Yale 24 1936—Princeton 36 Yale 29 1 942—Princeton 32 Yale 27 1937—Princeton 46 Yale 37 1943—Princeton 19 Yole 15 — 103 —First Row: Wossum, Cvitkovich. Second Row: Klok, Moyer, Fleming, Wonchik, Kornoski, Hermonn, Eloschot, Boysuro, LoBorr. Third Row: L. Bufalini, Braun, Towcimok, Milnick, Fordo, Bauman, Boyt, Blishak, McKee. Fourth Row: Sestile, Miss Spahr, Kline. SOCCER Again this year, exciting highlights of the girls' sports season were the soccer games. Altogether seven games were played on the football field. At the end of the season, Miss Spahr selected her best players and divided them evenly. Two teams were made, the Waves and the Wacs. The All-Star games consisted of: Waves— Bauman, Blishak, Capt. Cvitkovic, Boyt, Fardo, Bea- man, Towcimak, L. Bufalini, Braun and Milnick. Wacs—Klak, Elaschat, Sestile, Capt. Wassum, Fleming, LaBarr, Moyer, Wanchik, Hercnan, M. J. Karnoski, and Bay-sura Lineman, Kline; umpire, M. Spahr. The final score was Wacs 6, to Waves 2. The goals were made by Fardo, Fleming and two by Sestile. — 104 —First Row: Folino, Wagner, Fordo, Robinson, Bauman. Second Row: Bittenbender, Dash, Dugan, Lesock, Gotto, Herrmon, Beamon. Third Row: LaBarr, Fojtak, Blishak, Eloshat, Miss Spahr, Baysura, Bogosian, Gruber. Fourth Row: Villella, Waslo, Mellon, L. Martin, E. Barnhart. MUSHBALL The game enjoyed by many girls during the last warm days of September and the early part of spring was mushball. The girls played at least twice a week on both the obstacle course and baseball fields. Much enthusiasm was shown among the girls in the names that they chose. The seniors, sophomores, and the juniors were well represented in the "Sporteers," "Tornadoes," "Sluggers," "Jerky Jrs.," "Bridg-ers" and "Jr. Blue." The champs of this tournament were the "Tornadoes" captained by Margaret Baysura. From all of these teams the outstanding players were chosen by Miss Marcella Spahr. Due to the bad weather conditions the "All-Star Marines" versus "Spars" was played in the spring. The lineup was as follows: Spars—Capt. Herrmann, Folino, Wagner, Boyt, Dash, Dugan, Kuskey, Gatta, Gesack, Fardo; subs, Bauman, Beaman, Watach, Fajtak, Bittenbender. Marines—Elaschat, Mellon, Rigiz, Sestile, Barnhart, Bogosian, Waslo, Gruber, Chekanowsky, Baysura; subs., LaBarr, Villella, Martin, Cetto, Blishak, Frenkiewicz. 105GIRLS' PHYSICAL EDUCATION Fitness for Freedom was the main objective of the Girls' Physical Education Department this year. The girls' physical education program was set up to attain four goals of development. These four were: organic, muscular (which is coordination), developments, ability to form quick and sound judgment in individual and team activities, and the development of wholesome attitudes and associations towards classmates, team-mates, teachers, and coaches Calisthenics, scout pacing, obstacle courses, square dancing, and team games were used to develop organic power and endurance. Drills in fundamental skills of athletics, tumbling and apparatus work, tap dancing, and participation in various sports produced finer co-ordinations. Through these, plus marching and the many opportunities to practice the rules of the game grovyth in judgment progressed. The fourth aim was attained through the many associations of the individual in class work and in sports. In these associations, the program helped to increase each girl's self-confidence and at the same time taught her to submerge self-interest to the interest of the class and team. 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