Ambridge High School - Bridger Yearbook (Pittsburgh, PA)
- Class of 1945
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Books have been written down through
the ages as the expression of someone's
thoughts and ideas and because the author
wished to prolong an event or memory as
long as possible. Authors have written books
about famous generals, immortal lovers,
rulers, and even lovable school-marms. A
great many of these writers have become as
famous as their characters. We, too, have
written a book. Of course we don't expect
our names to go down in history, nor do we
expect our book to become famous, but in
one very important way our book is better
than the famous ones. Those books contain
only the lives of a few people, but our book
kyour book-concerns the school life of
hundreds of young men and women of
America. This is your book, this book is
you. lt was written for you, by you, and it
has you as its leading characters, and it was
written with the hope that in the years to
come you can glance back through these
pages and remember the grand time you
had in your high school.
The presidents, vice presidents, and fel-
low officers of your class, your class song,
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the football, and basketball teams, and ex-
tra-curricular activities are portrayed. The
classmates who struggled side by side with
you, the mysteries of physics, chemistry,
math, and English, are all depicted in these
pages. There are those teachers who many
times gave you up for hopeless but always
tried again, lf you can do these things, if
you can see and remember these things as
they are in the years to come, then this
book-your book-will be famous. lt will
have served its purpose,
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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 ot all-pass '
out the yearbooks to the student body. This is the
finished 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.
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Youth and Education
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 be-
come the protective bearers of the torch of
democracy in the post-war world. Long, dif-
ficult, 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-
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cure for the future a prosperous, happy,
war-free world in which we may live. Knowl-
edge and clear, sane thinking are the only
sign-posts which point the way to success.
This is the task that confronts youth. Stu-
dents, 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
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safely be built. Complete courses in Amer-
ican History, Civics, and Problems of De-
mocracy have made living symbols of the
words democracy, justice, freedom, and rep-
resentative government. The duties and
rights of the citizen have been deeply im-
pressed in the still formulating mind of the
student. The principles of fair play, cooper-
ation, and high ideals have all been stressed
in the schools' sports program and super-
vised social activities of the student body.
Yes, youth stands armed with a keen, alert
mind, a thorough knowledge, born of con-
stant studious effort, and the faith and
rage necessary to safeguard the princi-
ples and ideals for which American Youth
stands. The task that faces them is a diffi-
cult one, requiring effort and diligence. But
th looks to the future confidently, with
h in their ability to succeed in spite of
difficulties and make their dreams of a just
ce blessed by Cod and a prosperous,
py, post-war world into a living reality.
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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 Prin-
cipals, 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 exam-
ples of their accomplishments and by de-
veloping in us a sense of duty, right, and
honor. Many times they have been disheart-
ened 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 for-
tunate to have had the privilege of having
an excellent faculty throughout our high
The School Board is to be commended on
keeping our Junior-Senior High School op-
erating 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 extreme-
ly fine faculty and office staff, for it is the
School Board who is responsible for 'their
Our excellent office staff efficiently
keeps in order the records and data of the
ln this book we are 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 help-
ing us through our Senior High School years
--the faculty, the Superintendent and Prin-
cipals, 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 Sen-
ior Class and presented to you as a souvenir
record of our class.
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Rn Efficient Office
The clerical duties of the Prir1cipal's,
Superir1ter1der1t's arid Vocational offices
were capably handled by the office staff. lri
the Supeririter1der1t's Office, Esther Bauer-
Iein was assisfed by Rhea Mons and Dorf
othy lzak, ln the P'incipal's Office, which
is the Junior-Senior High School Office,
Louise Serack supervised the work. l-ler
very efficient aids were Arm Zawaisky
and Sophie Nicklewicz. Sarah Bartolo as-
sisted Mr. Taggart in the Vocational Of-
DR, N. A. SMITH
Superintendent Smith is completing his twenty-
fifth year of service in the Ambridge Public Schools.
He looks back 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 tuture. He rec-
ognizes 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 Germany 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 per-
manent peace may soon be established throughout
DR. JOSEPH MOHNEY BENKERT
l salute the "Class of '45" and all American
YOUTH whose vision has not been stifled by the in-
sidious doctrine of totalitarian creed nor super-
stition 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 l 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-eby death, fools think, im-
Low he lies who once so loved you, whom you loved
Oh to love so, be so loved, yet so mistaken!
What have l on earth to do
With the slothful, with the mawkish, the unmanly?
Like theaimless, helpless, hopeless, did l drivel
One who never turned his back but marched breast
Never doubted clouds would break,
Never dreamed, though right were worsted, wrong
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 thrivel' cry 'Speed-fight on, fare ever
There as herel' "
Michael F. Serene, Assistant Principal
IIXACFIAEL F. SERENE
The education of American Youth in this age is
of vastly greater 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, can American
Youth develop the vision and foresight to enable hi
to face 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, know-
ing that there is hard work ahead but ready, willing,
and able to do it.
DAVID A. SNYDER
lt 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
varying emphasis to all senior high pupils. Briefly
summarized, these educational purposes are: Self-
Realization, Human Relationships, Economic Efficien-
cy, and Civic Responsibility.
lt 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, hav
intellectual interests, appreciate beauty, and sho
character in his daily life.
L. R, Taggart, Supervisor of Vocational Department
L. R. TAGGART
"l-le who hath a trade hath an estate" were the
words of that fundamental and wise man, Benjamin
Franklin, We appreciate these words ever more to-
day when we consider how hwuch we have advanced
industrially over Benjamin Franklin's time. Every-
thing today is mechanized. General Sommerville 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 to-
dcy who has not inherited an estate can secure one in
our modern high school, and it is an estate that he Cf Q
have for the rest of his life, Benjamin Franklin styf
David A. Snyder, Assistant Principal
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Board of Education
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Top: Blanarik, Bufalini, 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
Mr. Frank Duzy, Chairman
Mr. Joseph Bufalini
Mr. Elmer Blanarik
Mr, Elmer Blanarik, Chairman
Mr. Frank Duzy
Mr. Ted Kraft
Mr. Ted Kraft, Chairman
Mr. Joseph Bufalini
Mr. Vernon Byers
Mr. John Graham
Miss Mary Radakovich
Mr. Frank Duzy
Mr. Joseph Bufalini, Chairman
Mr. Elmer Blanarik
Miss Mary Radakovich
Miss Mary Radakovich, Chairman
Mr. Frank Duzy
Mr. Vernon Byers
Mr. Vernon Byers, Chairman
Miss Mary Radakovich
Mr. Ted Kraft
The Faculty and Its Work
ln the classrooms of the school, the stu-
dent receives training of the mind and body,
necessary to prepare him for a well-rounded
future. That each student develop sound-
ness of mind and health of body is the ob-
jective 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 de-
livery, 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 pre-
pare the scientifically minded for further
training in the field of science. The practi-
cal value of mathematics is emphasized by
extensive courses in algebra, geometry, and
trigonometry. For those interested in the
business world, a commercial course is of-
fered. Those boys mechanically inclined are
urged to take advantage of the machinery,
equipment, and courses of study under the
Vocational Department, while girls may pre-
pare for home-making in the Home Econom-
ics 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.
Typing I, Typing II
Radio Code Club
Vocational Machine Shop
Vocational Electric Shop
Stage Squad, P. A. Squad
Moving Picture Squad
B.S., M.A., Ph.D.
Home Room Program
Chairman of Social Studies
M. N. Cook
G. B. T.
Mary L. Duffy
Latin, American History
Member of Steering Commit-
tee for Senior Class
Service Correspondence Club
Chairman of Language Dept.
Algebra I, Plane Geometry
Solid Geometry, Trigonometry
Chairman Math Department
Thomas E. Hoskins
Related Drawing, Sketching
Sarah E. Adams
Litt. B., M.A.
French l, II, Spanish I, II
Member of Junior Steering
International Language Club
English IV C, English IV
Girls' Hygiene, Physical Ed.
Cheerleaders, Girls' Patrol
Girls' Gymnastic Team
Leaders Training Club
Olive E. Cease
Business English, Shorthand I
Chairman of Commercial De-
Virginia G. Derflinger
World History, Spanish I
Senior Science, Journalism
Vocational Home Economics
Director of Home Economics
in Junior and Senior High
All Home Ec Activities
E. Lucile Frey
S. J. D. Keusch
Related Social Science
Pearle A. Levy
Rqse Kgggk MGlVll'l D. Ldlllg
B.S. in Ed., M.Ed. AB. ky
Bookkeeping I English, Drarnatics Q
Bogkkee-ping ll Assembly Director 1
Slqorfhond l Junior and Senior Plays 9
Secretarial Practice ' Qt
Herbert E. Lauf
Plane Geometry, Chemistry
World History rl '
Related Economics ' '
Reimed History, Pj! I
B.S. in Ed.
Related Math '
M. M. Mattuch
Physics, Physics Club
Clyde F. Mock
Arts and Crafts
Ruth M. Parson
Supervisor of all school music
Mixed Chorus, Boys' Chorus
Music History and Apprecia-
Boys' Glee Club
Music for Senior High As-
Virginia G. Lehman
B.A., M. in Ed.
J. A. Lombar
A.B., Master of Letters
Boys' Hygiene, lO, ll, i2
Patrol, Boys' Counselor
Asst. Sophomore Adviser v
Michael Malinich, Jr.
B.S. in Bldg. Const.
General Shop, lndustr'al Arts
Elinore B. Mermelstein
J. W. Newton
P. S. E. A. President
American History ,
World History E
National Honor Society
Rita S. Reed
B.S. , .
Typing l, Shorthand l
Assistant School Finance
B.A., M. of Litt.
Sponsor of National Honor
Director of Clubs
English lll, Latin ll
arcella M. Spahr
Physical Education, Hygiene
Girls' Health Counselor
Leaders Club, Girls' Sports
Faculty-Student Health Com-
Herman L. Wolf
Genevieve Marion Hill
Jean Coates Fisher, R.N.
Director of Athletics
Genevieve Winifred Settino
Related English ll, lll, IV
Lost and Found
Tardy Checker .
Marie C. Smith
B.A. M. of Ed.
National Honor Society
General Home Economics
Vocational Home Economics
Junior and Senior English
Yearbook, Hobby Club
V. W. Sporny
Joseph Pore, M.D.
Adeline Loschiavo, R.N.
En ish ll, American Hi y
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TEACHERS WHOSE PICTURES DO NOT APPEAR
Plane Geometry, Algebim
Madalyne S. Cochran
Jr. High Art
9th Grade General Science
Senior High Art
Supervisor of Grade School
Senior High Art Club
Mrs. Eileen Lang
Publicity Club, Art
Esther M. Piantanida
Frank W. Desanzo
Junior High Cartoon and Arts BS'
and Crafts Club Biology, Biology Club
TEACHERS WHO ARE SERVING IN THE ARMED FORCES
Womens Army Corps
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Introduction to Classes
The youth portrayed in this section is the
youth of America. They represent the thou-
sands of sophomores, juniors, and seniors all
over America, they fill the halls and class-
rooms in every public high school. Those
students are getting or have received the ed-
ucation that will be needed to make them
better citizens of a democratic America.
Some of these young men will be the fight-
ing men in the immediate tomorrow. That
tomorrow, however, is only temporary, last-
ing but a few minutes or possibly a few
hours of the real and permanent tomorrow.
That real and permanent tomorrow, extend-
ing through years and decades, is the one
that really counts. Those students will then
take their places in the future of their coun-
try. Professions of every sort will receive
the high school graduates. They will be-
come doctors, lawyers, nurses, stenogra-
phers, factory workers, housewives, they will
go into every field open to them. The high
schools are trying to help those young peo-
ple 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, law-
yers, and nurses have completed their ad-
vanced training. For those who must step
directly from graduation into jobs, their
high school education will have to suffice.
lt is the solemn duty of those students to
obtain all the education that has been macle
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, ltaly,
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, happi-
ness, 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. lt is the
task of rebuilding a new nation, a new world.
lf they fail, 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 free-
dom and happiness because they were given
the chance to learn how.
-Mary Elizabeth Carver
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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 decora-
tions 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 we 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. Be-
sides 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.
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Anderson Angus Applequist
Athens Augustine Azadian
Balik Barcaskey Barkan
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Homeroom Officer, Dance Club, Code Club
Boxing, Gymnastics, Band, Orchestra, Talent Night,
Track, Bowling, Intramural '
Amistadi, Emma-Comme rcial
l-lomeroom Committee, Historical Society, All-Star Soc-
cer, Yearbook Editor, Silhouette
Sophomore Reception Committee, Usher Committee,
Library Science Club, Talent Night, Student Senate,
Homeraom President, Club Officer
Football Manager, Basketball Manager, Baseball Man-
ager, Airplane Club, Science Forum, International
Club, Chemistry Club, Bowling
Usher Committee, Art Club, Patrol, Silhouette, Bowl-
ing, Club Officer, Homeroom Officer
Boxing Club, Club President, Baseball, Football Varsity
Usher Committee, Library Club, Latin Club, Needle-
work Club, Junior Class Play, Glee Club, Silhouette,
Homeroom Representative, Homeroom Officer
Popular Songs, Girl Reserves, Silhouette
Popular Song Club, Historical Society, Science Forum,
Fashion Show, Yearbook Representative, Silhouette,
Usher Committee, Girl Reserves, Latin Club, Historical
Barkon, Charlotte Joy4Academic
Assembly Committee, Dance Club, Science Forum, His-
torical Society, Latin Club, National Honor Society,
Service Club, Yearbook Representative, Orchestra, Sil-
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Property Committee, Science Forum, l-lomeroam Offi-
cer, Student Senate
Belis, Mildred-General :-
Assembly Committee, Advance Dance Club, Science
Forum, Glee Club, l-lomeroom Officer, Silhouette, Bas-
Girls' Patrol, Silhouette, Knitting, Orchestra
Photography Club, Patrol, Homeroom Officer
Stage Squad, Code Club, Physical Fitness, Minstrel,
Airplane, Intramurals, Reserve Football, Dance
Silhouette, Service Correspondence, Book Club, Club
Officer, Usher, USO Club
Popular Songs, Typing Club, Girls' Chorus, lntramurals
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Glee Club, Leader's Training Club, Student Senate,
Homeroom Officer, Club Officer, Yearbook Editor,
Gymnastics, Talent Night, Concert
Blanarik, John A.-Academic
Intramural Sports Committee, Chess Club, Radio Club
Intramurals, Bowling, Varsity Baseball
Lost and Found Committee, Madrigal Club, Science
Forum, Boys' Glee Club, Intramurals, Homeroom Of-
Science Forum, Historical Society, International Lane
guage, Orchestra, National Honor Society, Homeroom
Football, Varsity Football
Bowan, Elizabeth-Comme rcial
Dance Club, Madrigal Club, Talent Night, Girls' Glee
Club, Girls' Sports, Homeroom Officer
Prom Committee, Junior USO, Patrol, Yearbook, Stu-
dent Senate, Homeroom Officer, Yearbook Editor
Bozick, Ann A.-Commercial
Publicity, Art Club, Bulletin Board Committee
Junior USO, International Language Club, Club Com
Braun, Eleanor E.--Academic
Yearbook Staff, Assembly Committee, Usher Commite
tee, Homeroom Committee, Historical Society, Proper-
ties Committee, Yale-Princeton, Yearbook Editor, Silf
houette, Concert, Intramurals, Bowling, Homeroom
Officer, Historical Society Officer
Football, Intramurals, Vocational Council, Bowling
Brletic, Violet-Vocational Home Economics
Leader's Training Club, Popular Song Club, Gymnas-
tics, All-Star Mushball Captain, Intramurals
Bucci, Leonard-Gene ral
Popular Song Club, Radio Code Club, Baseball, Gym
nastics, Intramurals, Bowling
Photography, Typing, Intramurals
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Refreshment Committee, Library Council, Assembly, 0 ' 9 -
Popular Song Club, Library Officer 5, Sl, A
Chess Club, Intramurals, Track
Hobby Club, Intramurals, Track
Intramurals, Basketball Manager, Radio Club, Voca-
tional Minstrel, Physical Fitness Club
Club Committee, Dance Club, Chemistry Club, Science
Forum, Intramurals, Bowling Captain, Homeroom Of-
Assembly, Art Club, Library Club, Book Club
Publicity Club, Art Club, Yearbook
Carver, Mary Elizabeth-Aca demic
Girls' Assembly Committee, Silhouette, Historical So-
ciety, Leader's Club, Science Forum, Junior Class Play,
Intramurals, Yearbook Editor-in-Chief, Girls' Sports
Editor, Social Chairman, Homeroom Officer, Christ-
Refreshment Committee, Girl Reserves, Science Forum,
Checkers Club, Student Senate, Intramurals, Year-
book, Homeroom Officer
Popular Song Club, Service Correspondence
Assembly, Glee Club, Cheerleading Club, Talent Night,
Varsity Cheerleading, Gymnastic Team, Girls' Intra-
mural Sports, Homeroom Officer, Bowling Captain
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Intramurals, Baseball, Football and Basketball Man-
ager, Home room Officer
Comchoc, Frances-Gene ral
Usher, Band Concert, Refreshment Committee, Junior
USO, Madrigal Club, Girls' Glee Club, Talent Night,
Prom Floor Show, Fashion Show, Annual Spring Con-
cert, Club Secretary
Finance Committee, Popular Song Club, Junior Class
Play, Patrol, Intramurals, Bowling, Homeroom Officer,
Cormack, Mary Ellen-General
Assembly, Homeroom Committee, Scholarship Com-
mittee, Historical Society, Leader's Training Club,
Cheerleaders' Club, Junior Class Play, Usher Commit-
tee, Yearbook, International Language Society, Home-
room Officer, Intramural Sports Committee
Cvengros, Joh n-Academic
Yearbook Staff, Intramurals, Patrol, Radio Club, Club
Officer, Blue Print Club
Davies, Ruth Mae-Vocational Home Economics
Embroidery Club, Typing Club
Stage Squad, Light and Sound Committee, Fire Squad,
Physical Fitness Club
De Lizio, Anthony-Academic
Dance Club, Bowling Captain, Intramurals
Refreshment Committee, Usher, Girl Reserves, Science
Forum, Glee Club, International Language, Patrol,
Yearbook, Basketball, Silhouette, Homeroom Officer,
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-im
Chief, National Forensics, Pennsylvania Student Con-
gress, National Honor Saciety, Homeroom Officer,
Intramural Debate, Varsity Debate
Popular Song Club, Madrigal Club, Bowling, Home-
obna k, George-Academic
Bulletin Board Chairman, Senate Committee Chair-
man, Chess Club, Bowling, Boys' Glee Club, Home-
room Officer, Madrigal, Student Senate, Intramural,
Lost and Found Committee, Bowling Captain
Model Airplane Club
Refreshment, Chess Club, Airplane, lntramurals, Club
Boxing, Football Committee, Track
Lost and Found Committee, Leader's Training Club,
Bowling, Glee Club, Gymnastics, Talent Night, Varsity
Cheerleader, Concert, lntramurals, l-lomeroom Officer,
Farkas, Evelyn--Vocational Home Economics
V Cheerleaders' Club, Sports
Finance Committee, Art
Farkasovsky, Mildred-Commercial My
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Assembly, Photography, Airplane, Art, Silhouette
Plays, lntramurals, Basketball, Track, Bowling, Club
Aeronautics, Bowling, lntramurals
Girls' Patrol, Yearbook, Finance, Silhouette, Yale!
Princeton, Girl Reserves, War Stamp Selling
Refreshment Committee, Dance Club, Sewing Club
Yearbook, Refreshment Committee, Publicity Com-
mittee, Usher, Popular Songs Club, Girls' Glee Club,
Bowling, Library, l-lomeroom Officer, Yearbook Editor
Band, Assembly Committee
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Girl Reserves Officer, Book Club
Airplane Club, Bowling League, Chemistry Club, Var-
sity Football, Track, Basketball Patrol, Stage Squad
Glee Club, Popular Songs Club, Assembly Committee,
Usher, Bowling League
Chess Club, Track, Intramurals, Bowling, Physical Fit-
ness, I-lomeroom Officer
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Assembly Committee, Stage Squad, Madrigal, Boys'
Glee Club, Photography, Bowling, Patrol, Intramurals
Airplane Club, Radio Club, Minstrel
Usher Committee, Art Club, Silhouette, Girl Reserves,
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Finance Committee, Refreshment Committee, Assem-
bly Committee, Science Forum, Historical Society,
Leader's Training Club, Silhouette, Yearbook, Orches-
tra, Debate, National Honor Society, I-lomeroom Offi-
cer, Chemistry Club
Scholarship Committee, Girl Reserves, Historical So-
ciety, Science Forum, International Language, Silhou-
ette, Basketball, Club President
Football, Basketball, Madrigal Club, Boys' Glee Club,
Concert, Midwestern Chorus
Student Health Officer, Historical Society, Latin Club,
Chemistry Club, Science Forum, lntramurals, Student
Senate Officer, Homeroom Officer, Yearbook Editor-
Knitting Club, Madrigal Club, Art Club, Usher Com-
mittee, Club Officer
Football, Basketball, Track, Student Senate, Home-
Radio Club, Madrigal Club, Glee Club, Science Forum,
Grand, Irene-Vocational Home Economics
Usher Committee, Bowling, Patrol, ,Homeroom Officer
Club Committee, Madrigal, Glee Club, Girl Reserves
Science Forum, Patrol, Silhouette
Grosdeck, Ma rshall-Vocational
Shop Foreman, Intramurals, Code Class, Radio Club,
Assembly Committee, Usher Committee, l.eoder's
Training Club, Bowling, Patrol, Senate, Homeroom
Usher Committee, Girl Reserves, Historical Society
Art Club, Basketball, Bowling, Homeroom Officer
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Usher, Dance Club, Leader's Club, Glee Club, Student
Senate, Homeroom Officer, G, A. A.
Lost and Found Committee, Assembly Committee,
Usher, Dance Club, Science Forum, Girl Reserves, Sil-
houette, Yearbook Editor, Homeroom Officer, Club
Service Correspondence, Junior Class Play
Harris, Mary Alicee-Academic
Usher, Cheerleader Club, Art Club, Latin Club, Science
Forum, Student Senate, Homeroom Officer, Chemistry
Hasson, Anne-Vocational Home Economics
Cheerleader Club, Girls' Intramurals, Gymnastics,
Heinz, Gloria-Vocational Home Economics
Dance Club, Needle Work
Girls' lntramurals, Property-Junior Class Play, As-
sembly Committee, Usher Committee, Cheerleader
Club, Madrigal Club, Girls' Glee Club, Girls' Patrol,
Concert, J ' -' 1,
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Chess Club, Radio Code Club, Minstrel, Intramural
Sports, l-lomeroom Officer, Student Senate, Vocational
Student Council, Vocational Student Senate, Football
Hetfish, Mary Frances+Commercial
Popular Song Club, Cheerleader Club, Homeroom
Usher Committee, Cheerleader Club, Service Corres-
pondence, Homeroom Officer
Popular Song Club, Silhouette, Service Correspondence
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,
Junior Class Play, Girls' Chorus, Homeroom Officer,
Junior USO, Typing Club, Girls' Chorus, Homeroorn
Popular Song Club, Typing Club
Johns, Da rwin4Vocational
Glee Club, Knitting, Art Club, Concert, lntramurals,
International Language Club, Silhouette
Club Committee, Glee Club, Yearbook, Club Officer,
Football Refreshment Committee, Dance Club, Sewing
Club, Girls' Chorus
Junior Class Play-Property, Yearbook, Silhouette,
Leacler's Club, Yale-Princeton, Usher Committee, ln-
trarnural, Bowling, Leoder's Club Officer, Leacler's
Ko rp, Genevieve-Commercial
Glee Club Officer, Patrol, Silhouette, Talent Night,
Cheerleader Club, Stage Squad, Stage Committee,
, Dancing Club
Kefalas, Helen--Comme rcial
Madrigal Club, Popular Song Club, Glee Club, Concert,
Kefalas, Mary-Vocational Home Economics
Popular Song Club
Boys' Home Economics, Baseball, Bowling, lritramurals
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Jubinski Jula Jurczak
Karnoski Karp Karpovich
H. Ketalas M. Kafalas Kellinger
King Knatz Knighton
Kozak Kocenda Kopczak
Koutroulakis Krauss Krol
Kulinski Kuncio Kuny
Karnavas Larson Lazorski
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Girl Reserves, Glee Club
Rules and Regulations Club, Band, Orchestra
Football Refreshment Committee, USO Club, Home-
Property-Junior Class Play, Usher Committee, Arch-
ery Club, International Language Club, Science Forum,
Bowling, Yearbook, Club Officer, Homeroom Officer
Finance Committee, Dance Club, Bowling, Glee Club
Girls' Glee Club, Assembly Committee, Typing Club
Se ma phore Squad
Krol, Steve-Gene ral
Intramurals, Dance Club, Physical Fitness, Basketball,
Kulinski, Jerome Alfred--Commercial
Boys' Home Economics, Bowling, Basketball
Knitting Club, Latin Club, Art Club, Club Officer
Photography Club, Intramural Basketball, Bowling
Football Varsity, Bowling, Intramural Basketball
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Vocational Minstrel, Code Class, Physical Fitness, ln-
Lost and Found Committee, Publicity, Historical So-
ciety, Homeroom Officer
Finance Committee, Popular Song Club, Science For-
um, Book Club, Yale-Princeton, Silhouette Represen-
Checker Club, Chess Club
Bowling Captain, Intramural Sports, Junior Class Ploy,
Modrigal Club, Boys' Chorus, Glee Club, Historical
Society, Dance Club, Airplane Model Club
Publicity, Art Club, Photography, Girls' Patrol,
ette, Yearbook, Club Officer
Assembly Committee, Debate, Madrigal Club,
ball Reserves, Football Varsity, Basketball
Science Forum, Student Senate, Homeroom
Refreshment Committee, Usher, Debate, Madrigal, Art
Club, Junior Class Play, Silhouette, Yearbook, Home-
room Officer, Dramatics, Girls' Mushball
Dance Club, Golf
Leader's Club, Usher, Latin Club, Patrol, Intramurals
Maceross, Mo rga ret-Academic
Usher, Girl Reserves, Science Forum, Glee Club, Mad-
rigal Club, Yearbook, Vocal Concert, Homeroom Offi-
cer, Girl Reserves President
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Cheerleader Club, l-lomeroom Officer
Chess Club, Checker Club, Football Varsity, Basket-
Popular Song Club, Book Club
Popular Song Club
Popular Song Club, Book Club
Finance Committee, Girl Reserves
Chess Club, Physical Education Club, Silhouette
Rules and Regulations Club, Radio Code Club, Student
Senate, Homeroom Officer, Club President, Intramural
Lost and Found Committee, Historical Society, Nation-
al l-lonor Society, Science Forum, Band, Student Sen-
ate, lntramural Sports, l-lomeroom Officer
Refreshment Committee, Glee Club, Art Club
Dance Club, Club Officer, l-lomeroom Officer, Finance
Committee, Publicity, Assembly Committee, Silhouette,
atson, Rjchord C.-Academic
Assembly Committee, Scholarship, Science Forum, His-
torical Society, Junior Class Play, Silhouette, Intra-
Library Club, Service Correspondence Club, Club Of-
Student Council, Radio Club, Electric Shop President
Majorette, Junior Class Play-Property, Bowling, As-
sembly Committee, Student Senate, Homeroom Offi-
cer, Popular Song Club, Band
Mczzetfi, Rona Id--Academic
Band Concert, Madrigal Club, Glee Club, Basketball,
Band, Orchestra, Physical Fitness Club, Boxing Club,
McKinney, Mildred-Gene ral
Popular Song Club, Hobby Club, Service Correspond-
Junior Class Play Committee, Lost and Found, Assem-
bly, Physical Fitness, Madrigal, Boys' Glee Club, Latin
Club, lntramurals, Vocal Concert, Student Senate,
Talent Night, Mid-Western Chorus, Homeroom Officer,
Madrigal Vice President
Finance Committee, Book Club
Archery Club, Biology Club, Football
Madrigal, Patrol Eibiliiimil
USO Club, Typing Club, Yearbook
Book Club, Art Club, Intramural Bowling, Internation-
al Club, Patrol, Homeroom Officer
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McConnell McKinney Menosky
Mihalic Miketa C, Mille,-
E. Miller E. V. Miller M. Miller
B. Moffet E. Moffet E. Morelli
V, Morelli Morrison Moyer
Mortimer B. Nesbitt R. Nesbitt
Novak Nourigat O'Conner
Okowasky Olastro Olsen
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Knitting Club, Service Correspondence
Glee Club, Madrigal Club, Band, Talent Night, Boxing
Club, Bowling, Art Club, Publicity Club, Gymnastics,
Silhouette, Fashion Show, Basketball, Orchestra, Soph-
omore Class President
Rules and Regulations Club
Blue Print Reading, Band, Orchestra
Usher Committee, Prom Committee, Historical Society,
Band, Girl Scouts, Silhouette, Yearbook, Bowling, Or-
chestra, Homeroom Officer, Intramurals
Intramurals, Baseball, Homeroom Officer, Senior Class
Nesbitt, Betty-Ge ne ral
Assembly Committee, Refreshment Committee, Intra-
Airplane Club, Intramurals, Club Officer
Art Club, Club Officer, Bulletin Board Chairman,
Popular Song Club, Biology Club, Intramurals, Bowling,
Homeroom Officer, Bowling Captain
Okowasky, Willia m-Aca demic
Usher Committee, Dancing Club, Chess Club, Junior
Class Play, Patrol, Bowling, Intramurals, Homeroom
Officer, Patrol Lieutenant
Olastro, Ma rga retiCommerciaI
Olsen, Edith-Vocational Home Economics
Leader's Training Club, Talent Night, Art Club
Girl Reserves, Art Club, Yearbook
lntramural Committee, Bowling
Student Health Committee, Bowling, Basketball, Sil-
houette, Assembly Committee, Concert, Yearbook Edi-
tor, Glee Club, Chemistry Club, Latin Club
Club Committee, Popular Song Club, Dance Club, Art
Club, Publicity Club, Bulletin Board Committee, Club
Art Club, Publicity Club, Bowling
Patrick, Gertrude-Vocational Home Economics
Finance Committee, Publicity Committee, Dance Club,
Art Club, Book Club, Silhouette
Assembly Committee, Usher, Club Committee, Science
Forum, Historical Society, Bowling, Silhouette, Patrol,
Yearbook Editor, Photography Club, Latin Club
Physical Fitness Club, Bowling, lntramurals, Band, Or-
chestra, Homeroom Officer
Junior USO, Typing Club
Finance Committee, Popular Song Club, Typing Club
Dance Club, Code Club, Minstrel, Shop Foreman
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Finance Committee, Refreshment Committee, Debate
Club, USO Club, Silhouette, Student Senate, Yearbook,
Blue Print Club, Chess Club, Reserve Football, Base-
ball, Track, Bowling, lntramurals
Madrigal Club, Bowling, Track, Football, Intramurals,
Glee Club, Talent Night, Club President, Concert
Football Usher Committee, Girl Reserves, Patrol, Na-
tional Honor Society, Service Club, Homeroom Officer
Boys' Intramural Sports Committee, Dancing Club,
Code Club, Baseball, Gymnastics, Bowling, Home-
y Science, Service Correspondence
Glee Club, Madrigal Club, Dance Club, Assembly Com-
-ir Rodwanski, 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
Reinord, Mary Alice-Commercial
Club Committee, Hobby Club, Service Correspondence,
Art Club, Band
Madrigal Club, Glee Club
Leader's Training Club, Drum Maiorette, Concert,
Roman, Walter-Vocational '
'lf' Light and Sound Committee, Basketball Scoreboard
. ' Q Committee, Assembly Committee, Dancing Club, Stage
M! Squad Vice President, Fire Squad, Band, Orchestra,
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Library Science Club, Popular Song Club, Patrol
Bowling Club, Madrigal Club, Intramurals, Concert,
Stage Squad Captain, Light and Sound Committee,
Fire Squad, Basketball Scoreboard Committee, Popular
Assembly, Art Club, Latin Club, Junior USO, Science
Forum, Historical Society, Homeroom Officer
Scheer, Joseph M.-Gene ral
Intramurals, Radio Code Club, Chess Club, Patrol,
Science Forum, Historical Society, Usher Committee,
Homeroom Officer, Silhouette Editor-in-Chief, Yale-
Princeton Cheerleader, National Honor Society, Sil-
houette Representative, Student Senate
Stage Squad, Art Club, Publicity Committee, Chemis-
try Club, Science Forum, Student Senate, Homeroom
President, Yearbook Editor
Publicity Committee, Finance Committee, Dance Club
Sherba, Ann-Vocational Home Economics
Photography Club, Bowling, Physics Club, Glee Club,
Activities Dance Committee, Chess Club, Football
Varsity, Football Reserves, Intramurals, Football, Glee
Club, Madrigal Club, Bowling, Band, Orchestra, Gym-
nastics, Homeroom Officer, Student Senate
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Skoniczny, Edwa rd-General
I-lomeroom Officer, Dance Club, Silhouette, Science
Forum, Leoder's Club Treasurer, Glee Club, Madrigol
Club, Patrol, Latin Club, Intramurals
Rules and Regulation Club, Boxing, Intramurals, Club
Patrol, Band, Property Manogere-Junior Class Play
Historical Society, Silhouette, Patrol, Yearbook, Patrol
Smith, Betty-Comme rc iol
Assembly Committee, Hobby Club, Art Club, Science
Popular Song Club, Typing Club
Intramural Sports, Bowling, Baseball, Dance Club, Glee
Club, Boys' Home Economics, Science Forum, Home-
Dance Club, Patrol
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SOITIS Sonlf SPOQPOIO Soltis, Barbara4Commercial
' Usher Committee, Glee Club, Dance Club
X Sonk, Clarissa-General
I In-r Popular Song Club, Glee Club, Girls' Chorus, Orchestra
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Club Committee, Publicity Committee, Knitting Club,
Art Club, Popular Song Club, Patrol, Club Officer
Stashick, Edward-Vocational 1
Stage Squad, Light and Sound Committee, Fire Squad,
Radio Club, Boxing Club, Intramurals, Language Club,
Patrol, Radio Club
Cheerleader Club, Bowling Club, Leader's Training
Club, Varsity Cheerleader, Senate, Club Treasurer,
Decoration Committee, Junior USO
lntramurals, Physical Education Club, Boys' Home
Economics, Bowling, Baseball, Homeroom Officer, Club
Activities Dance Committee, Sophomore Reception,
Assembly Committee, lntramurai Sports, Footba,l Var-
sity, Football Reserves, Student Senate, Bowiing, Track,
Homeroom Otticer, Junior Class President, Student
Senate President, Senior Class President, Gym Team
Striffler, Mary Lee-Academic
Assembly Committee, Historical Society, Latin Club,
National Honor Society, Patrol Captain, Homeroom
President, Class Vice President, Student Senate, Li-
Debate, Intramurals, Assembly Committee, Varsity
Football, Homeroom Officer, Student Senate
Suprock, Elizabeth Ann-Commercial
Finance Committee, Yearbook, Bowling, Yale-Prince
ton Finance Committee, Girl Reserves, Historical So-
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Advance Dance Club, Girl Reserves, Typing Club
Publicity Committee, Assembly Chairman, Historical
Society, Latin Club, Silhouette Editor, Student Senate,
Orchestra, Intramurals, Homeroom President, Club
Sweesy, Harry-Genera I
Football Varsity, Varsity Club, Reserve Basketball,
Baseball, Intramurals, Basketball Patrol
Szafaryn, Leona rd-Gene ral
Physical Fitness, Football, Basketball, Track, Basket-
ball Patrol, Intramurals, Football Club, Varsity Club,
Ta rter, Bob-Academic
Lost and Found Committee, Historical Society, Madri-
gal, Glee Club, Bowling, Intramurals, Horneroom Offi-
Tate, Martha Jane-General
Science Forum, Girls' Glee Club
Tekstar, Frank A.fVocational
Stage Squad, Light and Sound Committee, Scoreboard
Committee, Art Club, Vocational Student Council, Sil-
houette, Fire Squad, Electric Shop Captain
Dance Club, Bowling, Junior Class Play, Band, Orches-
tra, lntramurals, International Club
Thurkins, Frances4Vocational Home Economics
Talent Night, Intramurals, Cheerleader Club, Gym-
nastics, Varsity Cheerleader
Girl Reserves, Cheerleader Club, Typing, Intramurals
Popular Song Club
Typing Club, Chorus, Popular Song Club
Girls' Assembly Committee, Leader's Club, National
Honor Society, Yale-Princeton, Bowling, Intramurals,
Class Vice President, Club Officer
Boys' Glee Club, Airplane Club, Dance Club, lntra
Debate Club, Chemistry Club, Latin Club, Junior Class
Play, Intramurals, Patrol, Stage Squad, Bowling, Sci-
ence Forum, Homeroom Officer, Patrol Lieutenant
Turchik, Dorothy Ann-Academic I
Science Forum, Biology Club, Homeroom Officer
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, Home-
room President, Student Senate, Concert, Bowling,
Club Officer, Girls' Assembly Committee, Prom Re-
Dance Committee, Intramural Sports Committee, Flow-
er Fund Committee, Football Club, Gymnastic Play,
Football, Track, Bowling, Homeroom Officer, Class
Secretary, Basketball Patrol, Intramurals, Gymnastics
Vito, Pete-Gene ral
Intramural Sports Committee, Sophomore Reception
Committee, Yearbook, Girl Reserves, Patrol, Bowling
Silhouette, Bowling Club, Assembly Committee, Year-
book Administration Editor, Historical Society Treas-
Wagoner, Robe rtkAca demic
Activities Dance Committee, Sophomore Reception
Committee, Scholarship Committee Chairman, Student
Senate, Science Forum, International Club, Chemistry
Club, Homeroom President
Wanch ic k, Betty-General
Publicity Committee, Finance Committee, Leader's
Club, Girls' Sports, Bowling
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Football, Bowling, Science Forum, Stoge Squad, Home-
room Officer, Intramurals, Potrol
Property Committee, Junior Class Play, Usher Com-
mittee, Assembly Committee, Lost and Found Com-
mittee, Cheerleader Club, Historical Society, Student
Senate, Homeroom Officer, Patrol Officer, Club Presi-
dent, Varsity Cheerleader
Homeroom Committee, Service Committee, Entertain-
ment Committee, lntramurals, Concert, Leader's Club,
Girl Reserves, Dance Club, Service Correspondence
Madrigal Club, Concert, Mid-Western Chorus, Bowling,
Yearbook Editor, Homeroom Officer, Lost and Found
Committee, Girls' Glee Club
Girl Reserves, Leader's Club, Madrigal Club, Yale-
Princeton, Bowling, lntromurols, Club Officer, Vocal
Young, Joh n-General
Airplane Club, Art Club, Boys' Glee Club, Madrigal
Zappie, Eleanor-Vocotional Home Economics
Publicity Committee, Art Club, Dance Club, Bowling,
Student Senate, Photography Club, Science Forum,
Bowling, Homeroom Officer, Sophomore Class Officer
Finance Committee, Popular Song Club, Hobby Club,
Assembly Committee, Girl Reserves, Book Club, Girls'
Glee Club, lntramurals
Band, Dance Club, Orchestra
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Glee Club, Madrigal, Finance Committee, Science
Warner, Richard M.-Academic
Latin Club, Madrigal, Bowling, Concert Club President
SENIORS WHOSE PICTURES D0 NOT APPEAR
Crofton, Edwa rd-Academic
Dobranski, Catl1erine4Gene ral
Football, Track Captain, Gymnastics, Bowling, Home
Room Officer, Football Varsity Club
Football Varsity, Boxing, Baseball, Track, Bowling,
Gymnastics, Glee Club
Hobby Club, Service Correspondence Club
Football, Basketball, Track, Madrigal, Glee Club
Pastelak, Irene-Vocational Home Economics
Stone, Edwin-Gene ral
Student Senate, Club Officer, Blu
Madrigal, Glee Club, Intramurals,
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Intramural Basketball, Vocational
Vocational Football, Stage Squad
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Mother great and true.
Hail! Ambridge High School,
We sing praise to you -
When 'er our heroes strive and banners tly
To Ambridge High, we will pledge our loyalty
Throughout all eternity.
Garnet and gray,
The banner that we love,
True to your colors
We shall ever be.
Strong, firm, united in conflict are we
ln Ambridge High, as we march in bold array
'Neath the garnet and the gray. H
John Konewicz, '36
Albert Jordan, '36
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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 presi-
dent, Ray Frangione, secretary, and Alfred
l-lallaman, 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 Eagula
and Louise "Bobby Socks" Leyzeraph as-
sisted in presenting an entertaining Silhou-
ette 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 our boys on to victory
. , . Outstanding debators of last year, Lor-
raine Prus and Delores Bohern, have proved
themselves equally successful this year.
Many other juniors, starting this year, have
shcwn promising results . . . Our ever en-
thusiastic sports writer, Al Hallaman, hails
from the class of '46 . . . "Shooting on the
beam" were two of our outstanding basket-
ball 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 l, l944. lt was a hilarious
three-act comedy which consisted of the
following cast: Doris l-lull, Louise Leyer-
zaph, Donald Early, Lawrence Gahagan,
Evelyn Clarke, Lorraine Prus, James Clarke,
Michael Zakarian, Mark Mercer, John
liucaba, 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 Eagula
. , . ln concluding our year's activities, we
entertained the seniors with a gala time at
lt wasn't until Dr. N. A. Smith gave his
farewell address to the graduating class, that
we realized we were practically seniorsl
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First Row: Walter Alushian, Betty J.
Arnett, Arnold Arthur, Gust Aspiotis
Ruth Austin, Michael Azadian, Stella
Bachor, Edward Baron.
Second Row: Ella Mae Barnhart, How-
ard Barto, Margaret Baysura, Frieda Bea-
man, John Bionda, Inez Bittenbender,
Ruth Ann Bixler, Robert Blessing.
Third Row: Eleanor Bufalini, Joe Bot-
sko, Dolores Bohren, Josephine Bogosian,
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, Al-
Seventh Row: Robert Englemar, Edward
Erwin, Lillian Fajtak, George Fetch, Jack
Fleming, Albert Flucas, Catherine Folino,
Eighth Row: Ann Frynkewicz, Ruth
Frey, Henrietta Fuchs, Richard Furness,
Lawrence Gahagan, Dolores Galant, Mary
Galietti, Dorothy Gares.
Ninth Row: Eugene Gatehouse, Rita
Gotta, Anna Jane Genero, John Gerega,
Dolores Giammaria, 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 Rowi Stanley Gruszczynska,
George Gulish, Stella Gwiazda, Pete
Georgiades, Shirley Ann Haber, Alfred
Hallaman, Socrates Handgis, Alexander
Twelfth Row: Matthew Hartrnan, Do-
lores Herman, Michael Hovanec, James
Hostetler, Helen Huppenthal, Dorothy
Huston, Michael lzak, Albert Hood.
First Row: Donald Jamison, George
Janicki, Victor Janicki, Barbara Jones,
Nita Jordan, Stanley Jurczak, Rudolph
Second Row: Bebe Karnavas, Teddy
Kasper, Charles Keeter, Mary Lou Kes-
ner, Louise Kingerski, Emerson King,
Dorothy Klok, Sarah Kline.
Third Row: Ernest Knouse, Margaret
Koblik, Charlene Koerbel, Eugene Kohut,
Thaddeus Kokoski, Loretta Kokozski,
ohn Kopcak, Catherine Koutroulakis.
Fourth Row: Wanda Krawczyk, Edward
Kubia, Virginia Kuniewicz, Carrie Kus-
key, Emily Kyros, Laona LaBarr, Helen
Lesak, Louise Leyerzaph.
Fifth Row: Dolores Lapinski, Richard
Lockwick, Rose Mary Lombardo, Rose
Loschiavo, Mary Lou Lough, Stanley Mal-
inowski, Charles Manjak, Jennie Mant-
Sixth Row: Rita Marini, William Mar-
mack, Elaine Marti, Lillian Martin, An-
drew Mayer, Eugene Mazzetti, Betty Mc-
Candless, Leonora McFarland.
Seventh Row: Frank Mcl-lenry, Char-
lotte McKee, Olive McMillen, Caryl Mc-
Nees, Dorothy Mellon, Ted Mickey, Alex
Miller, Mildred Miskulin.
Eighth Row: Mary Ann Monaci, Betty
Moore, Marjorie Moore, Mary Mosura,
Frank Musi, Margaret Mutz, Dorothy
Nemchick, Edward Nigorski.
Ninth Row: Edward O'Neill, Elsie Ozi-
mek, Dorothy Palmer, Leota Palmer,
Gloria Papadeo, Valois Parker, Sophie
Petragas, Roger Pattison.
Tenth Row: Rochelle Percival, Marcel-
la Pfaff, Joan Phillips, Dolores Pisano,
Frank Pitts, Betty Plese, Eleanor Polito,
Eleventh Row: Sandra Priziaz, Lorraine
Prus, Don Phillips, Eleanor Pugar, Robert
Pugliano, Helen Rasa, Frances Rea, Dor-
Twelfth Row: Mary Robinsky, Walter
Roginsky, Olga Roman, Betty Roppo, Joe
Presto, Mary Rucinski, Evelyn Ruskin,
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.
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Second Row: Elizabeth Stemberski,
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Third Row: Frances Tomko, Albert
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Villella, James Vincentti, John Vincentti,
Pcggy Voettiner, Marjorie Wadding.
Fourth Row: Grace Ward, Helen Was-
lo, Lois Weaver, Bill Weber, Harry Wis-
nieski, Lois Whitehair, John Wyllie, Ethel
Fifth Row: Norma Jean Woods, Do-
lores 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,
Mary Balatsowkas, 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.
Eigth Row: Armand Damico, Mary
Delizio, Andrew Danuff, Leo Dmochowski,
Helen Dobrin, John Droskovic, Helen
Marion Dugan, Walter Dworkoski.
Ninth Row: Joe Fousti, Wallace Fausti,
Joseph Fitcenko, William Freed Joe
Freshwater, William Guzan, Thomas Hall,
Tenth Row: David Hopkins, Clifford
Hoskinson, Mike Hrynewich, Anthony
lntrieri, Elizabeth Jarrup, George Karam-
orkovick, Ruth McCaffrey, Caryl McNees.
Eleventh Row: William Measel, John
Maldo, Christy Moradis, Dolores Morsillo,
Murat Mairandian, Robert Naugel, John
Myers, Tom Naugle.
Twelfth Row: Pauline Nunman, Chas.
Ozenich, Richard Pagher, Frank Pitts,
George Plese, Joe Pushinsky, Roselyn
Rojic, Ernest Rossi.
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7' 'ge 1 gpm ' V' "V, ' . if V First Row: Bill Stranko, Vincent Testa,
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f VV '-. V .- , J V J V W ' A ' "if George Karamarkovich, Julia Karas, An-
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Sophomoresl A word synonomous with "struggling to be recognized."
The i944 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 tori Norbert Moranz
and Ray Stepanick. Thaddeus Nastich, William Kissiday, and James Cun-
ningham, president, vice president and secretary respectively, showed their
leadership by getting the class oft 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 l947.
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First Row: Paul Altonian, Dale Eger-
man, Alan Amsler, Mary Ann Andrus,
Mary Aspiotes, Charles Azich, James
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n.w.'. ,K ya l gn , ve Bones Kenneth Boras,
,ig QM, Bev Bauman, Wiliam Bremmer, Le-
L' H ona Bufalini, Dolores Bulott.
if Fourth Row: Harry Butrey, Rochette
' a A 1 J, 'lti af. 45 Carnevale, Dominic Casabona, Irma Cas-
? fy, ' ,. 'W key, Catherine Catanzarite, Marie Costan-
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1 Fifth Row: Audrey cicimski, An eio
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Sixth Row: James Cunningham, David
Curry, Mary Cvitkovic, Louis Calarito,
Leonard Czerwinski, George Darno, Wil-
liam Davis, Doris Deone.
Seventh Row: Rose DeGennaro, Mary
Delai, John Delta, Kenneth Dennerlein,
Norma Jean DeStatano, Robert Dickey,
Robert Dianese, Robert Dixon. -
Eighth Row: Helen Dobransky, Delores
Dofner, Duane,Domerque, Wm. Davis,
Ray Dyrkowski, Elizabeth Drobnak, Mar-
tha 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
Galloranza, 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.
First Row: Catherine Gaudio, Huston
Harpor, Artemas Perris, Charles Harris,
Charles Hartman, Jack Havord, Michael
Hrynewich, Donald Hoffman.
Second Row: Martha Heberling, Lucille
Henisch, Lois Hess, Margaret Hettish,
Ledora Hickey, Marcella Hilliard, Ray-
mond Hoffman, Mary Halun,
Third Row: Earl5Holton, Louise Hooks,
Mary Ann Handgis, Dorothy l-lako, John
Hrones, Richard Hunt, Angelina lngros,
Fourth Row: George lthnatko, 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.
Sigcth Row: Dorothy Kamzelski, Theresa
Karasek, Louis Karaginia, Elizabeth Kri-
vich, Robert Katterson, Paul Kopriva,
Edwin ounert, Irene Kazel.
Seventh Row: Carl Kilchner, Thaddeus
Kempisty, Richard Kennedy, Daniel Klod'
owski, Joanne 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. Karnoski.
Ninth Row: Alfred Krusinski, Robert
Katterson, Rosemary Karynak, Bettyloa
Kritzer, Wilma Krall, 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
Manos, Lydia Maning, Andronika Man-
oleras, Alex Maridakis, Joseph Hurak,
William Mashinsia, Donald Marti.
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T -X ,I k I ' V954 Qi A A f, " 4? Mouradian, Virginia Murgrave, Dorothy
,Loggi -- 'T - , Mock, Thaddeus Nastych, Ester Melich,
Q , I -- 1 Jeanette Nelson, Patricia Neilson.
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QV I " -yi Q - Q A rai I r, ames Palmer, Anna Panchak, Harry
at it fi cg 1 "-"i' Q ppas, Dolores Parasider, Bernise Park-
l-i. fft'i . ' .. :"' , ' h m Delores Pascoe
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J Y ' - ,Q ,- , ' -' f- rs' Paul, lrene Peras, Anternas Perus, La-
' "- A , - QQ K ' T J verne Ptaff, Helen Piltz, Anna aPnchak,
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'mi . , - -- , 5 H519 ' i rm if A my if , j - Q' Marie Prosko, Anna Prokopovich, Dorothy
, , T ' WW- ,L-T . 5 T 5-if,-5 , ' Psinska, John Pusharic, Mary Popantonia,
.A Z l z U y W , 1 9551 rr- r ' Dorothy Boginski, Agnes Pastelak.
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,- Q Q -5, J Q- - .sf 5 K V Rich, Shirley Riley, Jean Robbins, Doro-
- sf' A i,.ii 5 'fag 2 x is 5 if thy Pinchot, Stanley Roncevich, Frank
J- ' 1 " q 4' if it i '. .- Rosenfield, Jean Robbins.
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Rosinko, Alvin Rossi, Marion Ruskin, Ag-
nes Rusnak, Ray Rytel, Marie Santangelo,
Twelfth Row: Rose Santry, Donald
Schulthesis, George Semonik, Virginia
Sestel, Nicholas Sezinias, Victoria Siaus,
Dora Signorelli, Edmund Silla.
First Row: Martha Shorsher, Dorothy
Shiulick, Tom Slivanth, Paul Slavik, Olga
Smoinry, Lawrence Smedley, Alfred Smith,
Second Row: Peter Smrzlick, John
Soae, JoeSokalawski, Colleen Sarg, Anna
May Sorick, Folora Spanala, Jean Spen-
cer, Mary Sprock.
Third Row: Joseph Strano, Dorothy
Sucky, Martha Suchy, Mary Ann Sudia,
Frank Svach, Raymond Stepanik, Allen
Swain, Dolores Schofield.
Fourth Row: Charles Sweesy, Helen
Swerdi, Dolores Swinarski, Mary Sylves-
ter, Frances Shimrok, Tamor Owens, Anne
Tarquino, Elizabeth Tedesco.
Fifth Row: Dolores Tedys, Neal Tem-
polski, Richard Terlesky, Dale Thomas,
Leo Topolski, Dorothy Tocimak, James
Turhel, Richard Turpin,
Sixth Row: Rose Tyro, Norbert Swain,
Betty Valvavanis, Eleanor Vodenboard,
Martin Vega, Mary Vernak, Carl Villella,
Seventh Row: Jean Vaducheck, Antho-
ny 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
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.
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The development of the youth of the
community into well educated and trained
young men and women was the prime ob-
jective of our school. As a part of this de-
velopment, every student was given the
opportunity to participate in extra-curricular
activities. Participation in these activities
helped the student in his preparation forthe
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
duringlour 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 Sil-
houette," and our yearbook, "The Bridger."
Through their efforts on these publications
many of the principles of journalism were
attained by our young writers. ln 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
thc-se who entered the debate squad. This
type of training will give our nation the dip-
lomats 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. ln
the future some of them may be the ones
who will entertain us with their acting.
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Through participating in the Student Senate,
the home room presidents attained a knowl-
edge ofthe 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 foot-
ball and basketball games. During this time
they also accustomed themselves to new for-
mations for marching down the football
field. The band members will use the musi-
cal training in the years to come for their
own enjoyment, or use it to bring pleasure
to the many music lovers of the country. ln
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 oppor-
tunity to expand his knowledge and skill in
the hobby which he liked. All of these ac-
tivities 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.
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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, Karnavos, Zlody, Gennero, Spanos.
Third Row: Arnett, Panzanella, Urda, McNees, Kocenda, Amistadi.
Fourth Row: Slingluff, Lindsey, Ditz, Woloshak, Matson.
Fifth Row: Shaffer, Glas, Czerwinski, Lewis.
Proudly, for the sixth successive year, the Yearbook Staff presents the
BRIDGER. 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
i9-44-i945 through the leaves of this book. The theme of the book is
"Youth." 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 l945.
The members of the staff were:
Editors-in-Chief: Jeanne Ditz, Mercedes Urda, Mary
E. Carver, Wiiliam Gfas, Robert Lewis.
Administrationi Janet Bowan, Madelyn Wagner, Co-
Faculty: Jane Moyer, Margaret Maceross, Co-Edi-
Senior Class: Theresa Paul, Mary Ellen Cormack,
Rose Panzanella, Co-Editors.
Junior Class: Jean Giammatteo, Emma Amistadi,
Sophomore Class: Dorothy Dickey, Moe Hall, Co-
Class: Gladys Lindsey, Mildred Kocenda, Co-Editors.
Club: Virginia Balik, Editor, Rita Steveson.
Activities: Jacqueline Fisher, Gloria Woloshuk, Mary
Sports: George Shaffer, Dick Matson, Co-Editors.
Girls' Sports: Eleanor Radwanski, Eleanor Braun, CO-
Finance: James Slinguff, Betty Suprock, Susan
Charni, Co-Editors, Betty Zlody, Sandra Prisiaz, Delores
Eohren, Lorraine Prus, Betty Jean Arnett, Lillian Grif-
fith, Peggy Shaw, Bebe Karnavas, Betty Schietromo,
Catherine Folino, Loretta Kokoski, Kathryn Sasinovich,
Emily Kyros, l-lefen Spanos, Jean Giammaria, Dorothy
Zbreczny, Bernadine Catizone, Charlotte Barkan, Mary
Jurczak, Mildred Kocenda, Betty Suprock, Margaret
Maceross, Helen Levkulich, Carolyn Oppelo, Virginia
Balik, Ethel Miller, Jilda Volpe, Walter Czerwinski, Do-
Vocational Editor: Frank Tekstar.
Art: Donald Reithmiller, Robert Carrodus, Helen
Levkulich, Nita Jordan,
Typing: Rachel Fittante, Mary Emma Blackford,
Typing Sponsor: Miss Mermelstein.
Art Sponsor: Mr. Mock.
Adviser: Miss Myrtle Trembley.
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY
Fifty senior students and the first ten
juniors who met the qualifications of schol-
arship, service, leadership, and character re-
ceived 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, Char-
lotte Barkan, Jacqueline Fisher, Robert
Wagoner, Naomi lrion, Eugene Tupin, Bill
Lenhert, George Drobnak, Richard Gapliski,
Edward Striffler, Meredith Sutton, Marjorie
Price, Estelle Seyboth, Fay Wassum, Mary
Elizabeth Caver, Gloria Woloshuk, Mercedes
Urda, Mary Emma Blackford, Eleanor Rad-
wanski, William Wardle, Agnes Turnour,
Jilda Volpe, James Slingluff, Audrey Porter,
Mary Ellen Gormack, 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, Bet-
ty Arnett, Loretta Kokoszla, Charles Shaffer,
Frieda Beamen, Lillian Griffith, Lillian Mar-
tin, Earl Snyder, and John Vincenti.
ln 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 mul-
tiplied 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 stu-
dents were ranked from high to low, to se-
cure the upper third of the senior class and
the first fifty juniors, since these are the
only students who are eligible for member-
ship in the society.
ln 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 on
the guide approved by the Senate and fac-
ulty 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 l rates 40 points,
Group ll, 20 points, and Group lll, lO
ln the fifth and final step, the points were
added to secure the grand total earned.
Scholarship, service, leadership, and charac-
ter, 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
The society, under the sponsorship of
Miss Schermerhorn, gave their installation
program in April. The following officers
were elected: President, George Shaffer,
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.
First Row: B. Bowen, Cycyn, Moceross, Hendrickson, Goscinski, Chortonek, Zlody, Polito, Was-
lo, Leyerzciph, Kuniewic, Drobik,
Second Row: Shulick, Korcisek, Koerbel, Schietrorno, Mgrti, Comchoc, I-lritsko, Kline, Bogosion,
Renoldi, Woods, Plese, Prisioz, Glikcinis, Kefolos, Woloshuk, Miss Parsons.
Third Row: Urdo, Yergo, Grosdeck, Grcihom, Blishok, Kostas, Skuby, Fuchs, Prus, McNees,
Arnett, Lindsey, Lewis, Gisondi
Fourth Row: Truskowski, lrvin, Gorcio, J. Young, Powell,
Fifth Row: E. Miller, Buftolini, Boggs, Mcl-lenry.
6ixth Row: Menosky, Warner, l-lollomon, Tdrter, Drobnola, Byers.
Seventh Row: Lesondok, Roncevich, Grghorn, Quinet.
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First Row: Parson, E. Miller, Menosky, Lesondok, Blinkey, Warner, G. Strono, E. Smith, Fetch,
Second Row: Lewis, Sutton, Green, lrvin, Boggs, Truskowski, J. Young, Gisondi, Korosek,
Third Row: Roncevic, Garcia, lzolq, I-lollornon, Grohom, Drobncik, Weber, Byers, Fogulo,
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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, Edu-
cation 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, Penn-
sylvania. They were: Cloria Woloshuk, Lorraine Prus, Cieorge Menosky,
Vernon Byers, Walter Roncevic, and Rudy C-isondi. The officers of Madrigal
Club were: President, Warren Powell, Vice President, Ceorge Menosky, Sec-
retary-Treasurer, Mercedes Urda, Librarians, Lucille Graham, Anne l-lritsko,
Richard Warner, and Joseph Lesondak. Mary Drabik was the accompanist,
and Cloria Woloshuk her assistant. The highlight of the musical year was the
annual concert in February, Their work culminated at Baccalaureate and
BOYS' GLEE CLUB
The Boys' Clee 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 Clee Club rendered several selections which added color and
pleasure to the program. The C-lee Club is under the supervision of Miss
Parsons who is assisted by the officers: President, Richard Warner, Vice Presi-
dent, Ellis Miller, Secretary-Treasurer, Rudolph Cisondi.
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GIRLS' GLEE CLUB -
First Row: Kubicki, Sau-
try, Srnollern, Bachor, Eng-
strom, Jubinski, Blackford,
Karp, Lipinski, Gosinski,
Second Row: Percival,
Pascal, Kopczak, Zurvas,
Gagliardi, Johnson, Towci-
mak, Fittante, Volpe, Rose,
Shulick, Mineart, Sukee, Ul-
brich, Owens, Miss Rice.
Third Row: l-landgis, Gresh,
Moore, Zakarian, Rich,
Wood, Vernak, Ruscinski,
Pisano, Roppo, Giarnrnaria,
Fourth Row: Weaver, Paul,
GIRLS' GLEE CLUB - WEDNESDAY V
First Row: Johnson, Gagliardi, Kuniewicz, Percival, Bachor, Schietroma, Woods, Marti, Vlad
uchuk, Dugan, Waslow, Jones, Zurner.
Second Row: Martin, LaBarr, Zagrocki, Shapert, Marini, Gwiazda, Urda, Austin, Blackford
Jubinski, Karp, Lasowire, Buffalini, Miss Rice.
Third Row: Dent, Gruber, Moore, Zucowsky, Sank, Huapenthael, Yerga, Dudenich, Lindsey
Koblick, Soltis, Dickey, Panzanella, Belis, Augustine, Kutralackes, Engstrom, Lightman
McMillan, McDoner, Marzio.
Fourth Row: Gresh, Shaw, Aposti, Cycn, Bearnan, Griffith, Zlody, Giatanis, Kefalas, Gross
Hendrickson, Heberling, Vernak.
Fifth Row: Prus, Arnett, l-larnger, Bixler, Reithmiller, Barnhart.
Sixth Row: McNees, Prisiaz, Rae, McKee, Moore. ,
Seventh Row: Skuby, Hritsko, Oliestro, Kiros, Valasik.
GIRLS' GLEE CLUB
The Girls' Glee Club, under the sponsorship of
Miss Rice, was divided into two sections, each sec-
tion 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 ot 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 C-wiazda,
Secretary, Ruth Austin.
INTERNATIONAL LANGUAGE CLUB
First Row: Kocenda, Girgash, Miss Adams, Dickey, Turchick.
Second Row: Braden, Bologna, Parhan, Kellmer, Sarg,
First Row: Levkulich, Delizio, Psinka, Percival, Karnavas, I.aBarr, Mrs. Cochran, Papadea
Shelsky, Marzio, Loschiavo, Ehrhart, Drobnak.
Second Row: Buffalini, Wazda, Dadenich, Pastelak, Pappas, Stange, Peris, Mannini,
Third Row: Arnsler, Smith, Novak, Olsen, Gula, Guyer, l-lenisch, Turppin, Urbanik.
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INTERNATIONAL LANGUAGE CLUB
Under the direction and guidance of Miss Sarah E. Adams, the lnter-
national 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. ln 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.
lnternational Language Club meetings were held every activity period
The officers of the lnternational Language Club were:
President ..,,. ......... M artha Cirgash
Vice President . . . .Dorothy Dickey
Secretary ..... . . .Mildred Kocenda
Treasurer . . . . .Bernice Parkham
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 dec-
orations 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, Helen Applequist, Vice President,
Mary Marzio, Secretary, Betty Stemberski, and Treasurer, William Tupin.
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First Row: Roman, DeHart, Tekstor, Koprivo.
Second Row: Shaffer, Phillips, Guzon, Stoshick, Rossi.
Third Row: Fouse, Tupin, Wordleq, Becmon, Prussik, Kristufek.
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First Row: Austin, Broun, Cormock, Ruskin, Cotonzorite, Leyerzoph.
Second Row: Perry, Lindsey, Kokoszkci, Show, Fleming, Striffler, Wossum, Gross, Bochor
Pisono, Mcl-lenry, Julo.
Third Row: C. Shaffer, Green, Irvin, Sutton, Blessing, Menosky.
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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 Telcstar 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,
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 vari-
ous homeroom positions in the Auditorium, collecting the money for all out-
side paid programs, ancl conducting the special exercises for regular assembly
programs. This committee was under the able sponsorship of Mr. M. Laing,
with Meridith Sutton, Chairman, assisting.
First Row: Levkulich, Leyerzaph, Fisher, Hendrickson, Wassum, Miss Barr, Gross, Price, Folino
Sasinovich, Kokoski, Chekanawsky.
Second Row: Grimm, Stewart, Sotranko, Bucura, Bohren, Griffiths, Volpe, Paul, Skuby.
Third Row: Guia, Martin, Grosdeck, Reinard, Dickey, Ditz, Applequist, Hritsko, Karp, Lynch
First Row: Leopardi, Meredian, Karas, Tupin, Quinet, Mr. Lombar, Slinglutt, Davis, N, Maz
zetti, Miller, E. Mazzetti, Furness.
Second Row: Ithnatko, Curry, Mathews, Hauser, Kempisty, Hallaman, Druzisky, Karas, Cirko
Third Row: Zakarian, Cunningham, Gozur, Connor, Fagula.
Fourth Raw: Ciprinni, Blessing, McHenry, Stewart, Okowasky.
Fifth Row: Hanievich, Garcia, Wusniski, Roncevic, Scheer.
P A T R O L
STOP! LOOK! LISTEN!
This year, as in the past, parents sent their children to school with con-
fidence '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
Strittler and Lieutenants Faye Wassum, Theresa Paul, and Marian Skuby. To
prevent accidents on the school grounds, the boys' patrol, under the sponsor-
ship of Mr. Lombar, was constantly on guard, This year, for the first time,
Co-Captains James Slinglutt and Carl Quinet were elected, assisted by Lieu-
tenants Eugene Tupin, Ellis Miller, and William Okawasky. Only with the
cooperation of the student body was it possible to make this venture a success.
First Row: Capliski, Houser, Blessing, Botsko, Arthur, Martin, Graham, Edmondson, Tupin
C. Shaffer, Lewis, Drobnak.
Second Row: Ruskin, lnathko, 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, Barkan, Bologna, l-larris, Kocenda
Austin, Girgash, Ditz, Dickey, Russinka.
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 spon-
sor. 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 Pres-
ident, Douglas Fouse, Secretary, Louise
Leyerzaph, and Treasurer, Carol McNees.
Their social activities included parties,
banquets, and guest speakers. This soci-
ety did much to develop and expand stu-
dents' interest in the scientific field,
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mil, Kuliusoii. Yzillt-vr.ii's:i. Me- lliilmes, Meiioski, Szmterclli, ky. Beck. R. Geisler. Kuutz, XVil-
Xzilly. Orulirt-4. l.t-iip:i1'ili, Cum- Roliiiismi. lis, llufziliiii. Mort-lli, 1-2. Ylzisic,
miiigs. Mr. Snoring. liiiljirslci, liocjzm. Altiminii, Xlziliilouski,
lifiluigiiilhlillilglixli' Tliiril Row: fiorllinslii, Pzivlilko- C"'mf'f'
' L ' ' ' l"' ' vieli. liixler, SIJOlIl!'lCll, Czii'i'ol. Filth Row: lleiigliziii, Kniglxtoii.
Sc-couil Row: Blclltmiiel. llisliop, llullcr. NCKCQ. Mtisurzi. Rosso. Slaivik, llzirris. Mzlzvtti. Consen-
XYilkcs, Maxwell. Xl. Gin-sler. Sntc-rigziii. Nlzirli. liuiiy, Block. iiim. Tkziteli. Thomas. Mzirtiii,
.Xtiii-ll. Ren, hltnivs, KlcNccs, IJ. Ruitlimillet. Czipzilziiilis.
BAND AND ORCHESTRA
The aim of these two musical organizations is to awaken in the students the apprecia-
tive response and desire to hear and play good music, and to make this response deeper
and more discriminate,
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 tor an intensive study ot 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 ot
Army and Navy "E" awards tor production at various steel mills. Ot course, perhaps, two ot
the most important milestones in the history ot 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: Sutton, l-lallaman, Matson, Slinglutt, f
Second Row: Catizone, Shaw, Hritsko, Carver, Urda, Seyboth, Mrs. Dertlinger, Ditz, Girgash
Third Row: Marini, Zagrocki, Folino, Galant, Panzanella, Prus, Arnstadi, Bohren, Griffith, Mc
Nees, Levkulich, Balik, Prisiaz, Schietrorna.
Fourth Row: Sasinovich, Dugan, Kepic, Karp, Paul, Lindsey,
First Row: Seyboth, Halaico, Jones, Beheler, Kline, Mrs. Lehman, Patrick, Jones, Karnoski
Second Row: Braun, Bysura, Rae, l-lritsko, Pochyba, Ge-rle, Porter, McNees, Frey, Fisher
Third Row: Coleman, Wisnieski, Fagula.
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As always, the Silhouette, headed by Mrs. Virginia Derflinger, who was
assisted by an efficient group of young journalists, has made a brilliant
for '44-'45, The school newspaper, a record of A. H. S. events, is published
monthly. lt has taken second honor rating with the Pennsylvania School
Association, and also had a membership with the National Scholastic
Association. The paper carries a circulation of one thousand.
FACULTY STAFF Business Manager , ,
Sponsor . Mrs, Virginia Derflinger Edllorlol 5f9ff1
Finance Director . Mrs. Virginia Lehman New? Edlfof ,r - -
Typing Director , . Miss Eleanor Mermelstein BOYS, SDOVYS Editor -
Girls Sports Editor , .
Feature Editor . . ,
STUDENT STAFF Humor Editor . , , , , , .
Editor-in-Chief .... , . . . Estelle Seyboth Homeroom Editor . . , , ,
C0-Editor . . . Jeanne Ditz Exchange Editors . Anne Hritsko,
Advertising Mgrs. . .Anne Matanic, Gertrude Patrick Circulation Manager . . ,
HOME ROOM REPRESENTATIVES
Charlotte Ba rkan
Mary E. Carver
. . Jean Giammatteo
Under the leadership of Mrs. Lehman, the homeroom representatives
took charge of the finances and distribution of the Silhouette for each home-
room. There was a representative in each homeroom who collected mon
subscriptions and distributed the Silhouette each publication. The final goal
was to have Ambridge High School subscribe lOOQ4 to the Silhouette.
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First Row: Suprock, Urda, Porter, Kopzak, Wanchik, Morgan, Zivic, Plesh, Mihalic, Matanic,
Second Row: Mr. Snyder, Engstrom, Marti, Brogno, Drolet, Koerbel, Ziody.
Third Row: Kellmer, Krall, Zervos, Woods, Butalini, Otrahalek, Miller, Herman, Suchy, Nelick,
First Row: Fitsko, Charni, Vernak, Loschiavo, Marzio, Mr, Shaffer, Beheler, Papedeo, Shelskey,
Second Royv: Morsillo, Kozac, Peros, Bogosian, Gotta, Kuniewicz, Backor, Cvengros, Buffalini.
Third Row: H. Juia, Jaskolski, Porjchoba, Barnhart, Magee, Zbrezny, E. Jula.
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 out-
door 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
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 them-
selves 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 ex-
perience 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 pro-
vide football fans with the desirable refreshments at all home games, and to
thus secure the necessary money to support the Debate Team.
First Row: Blackford, Mazetti, Sweesy, B, Drobnak, Strano, Dr. Bining, Glas, G. Drobnak,
Bremner, Cunningham, Folino.
Second Row: Mathew, Wagoner, Shaffer, Zazwirsky, Charni, McNees, Rae, Chekanowsky,
Sutton, Janicki, Arthur.
First Row: Striffler, Lehnert, Braun, Bowen, MCI-Ienry, Sutton, Slingiuff, Wagner, Cormack
Second Row: Ruskin, Prus, Mc:Nees, Arnett, Suprock, Rae, Griffith, Bohren, Seyboth, Sanders
Balik, Paul, Amistadi, Lynch, Urda.
Third Row: Tarter, Irwin, Kepic, Barkon, Barcasky, Fisher, Bologna, Kornoski, Kraynyk
Gruszczynski, Shaw, Wassum, Carver.
Fourth Row: Gias, Greenberger, Maradikas, Knopic, Greene, Martin, I-ianievich.
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Under the able guidance of Dr. William Bining, the Student Senate has become a sym-
bol 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 stu-
dent 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 spe-
cial 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 partici-
pated in various activities during the school year.
The officers of the Student Senate were:
President , . , , Alphonso Strano Secretary . . , ,Betty Drobnak
Vice President . . . .,.,, William C-las Recorder , .George Drobnak
The Ambridge Local Historical Society was organized to provide students the opportuni-
ty 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 Es-
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, Cor-
responding Secretary, James Slingluff, Treasurer, Madalyn Wagner, Chaplain, Janet Bowen,
and Sergeant-at-Arms, William Lehnert.
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Sapouchak, Turkel, Fecko.
Row 2: Whitted, Briola,
Tekstar, l-lertneky, Juschak.
Row 3: Girgash, Kasper,
.lohn Vincenti, Mr. Taggart,
James Vincenti, Koscenski,
VOCATIONAL STUDENT COUNCIL
The governing body of the Vocational De-
partment is the Vocational Student Council.
lt is composed of nine representatives
chosen by the boys and is supervised by Mr.
L. R. Taggart. The officers for the school
year of l944-45 are as followsi Frank Briola,
President, Stanley Jusczak, Vice President,
and Teddy Kasper, Secretary. The purpose
of the Student Council is to bring closer to-
gether the relationship between the students
and the faculty.
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 l-listory, Mr. Keusch, Re-
lated 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 between the two.
The four shops are the Auto, Electric,
Machine, and Wood. The Auto Shop, super-
vised by Mr, Todd, learn the fundamentals
before they do actual repair work on auto-
The Electric Shop has charge of the elec-
trical 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 De-
partment is Mr. Keuch's drafting class. They
learn the principles of engineering, drawing,
and blueprinting. Mr. l-loskin also teaches
related drawing and mechanical drawing.
Our students have a fine opportunity to pre-
pare themselves for places in industry.
First Row: Welling, Kellmer, Poul, Hritsko, Stonge, Egermcin,
Second Row: Miss Schermerhorn, Reinhort, Christioni, 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 func-
tioning according to the plan under which they were organized, to keep burn-
ing 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 to witness its activity, after which he made a written report to
the sponsor, giving the weaknesses of the club and suggesting ways for im-
provement. 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 ex-
tensive during the past year. Each pupil had the opportunity to choose at
least one club according to his interest. ln some clubs certain qualifications
were necessary while in others interest in a certain activity was the only re-
quirement. 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 dur-
ing regular club periods and often during after school hours. Miss Smith had
assistance from Miss Schermerhorn.
Three matinees and one evening per-
formance 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,
On February 23, l945, an all-boy Miristrel
Revue, presented by the Vocational Depart-
ment, was enthusiastically received by a ca-
pacity 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 Mihstrel. The end men,
namely, Louis Mauro, Frank Tekstar, Louis
Rosenberger, Henry Kolesin, Willis DeHart,
Joseph Presto, Andrew Gazda, and Walter
Roman, together with Milton Hetrneky, in-
terlocutor, 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 "Sera-
phic Song." ln 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
all-male production the boys portrayed the
roles of females which proved very amusing
to the audience.
One 'of the feature attractions of the Re-
vue 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 pre-
sented and considered amusing were Moun-
tain Magic, At the Movies, Shoot, and Love
Grows. A Fashion Revue, Gay 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 construc-
tion was under the supervision of Mr. Her-
man 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 pub-
licity were handled by' Mr. Leonard Roth-
1945 DEBATE SQUAD
Row I: Golont, Kokozsko
Kyros, Ditz, Bohren, Leyer
Row 2: Green, Goudio
Hcinievich, Ccitcinzorite, Ith-
st Row: I'rt1'ivl1n, Liilirxi. Ilan'
. liritlu, I,l11il:i11i-r. Iiiiilmuzile
wiiiiiiii. Xliitlim-us. Ilziiryz.
Imp, Iliimiiifs. XX lllis. ll. Xlzis-
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i'rl Rim: .Xrm-1. Ia, Xliisiv.
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rmiis. itiigltini, Iiiirtii. fini'
lima, Xliirti, Russia. Ili-llgliziii.
iliilllii. llziyu-triiili-s, .Xntimi-Ili.
Athough wartime conditions have restricted
the activities ot the Ambridge I-ligh Debate
Squad, this year's season has proven a lively
one. A highlight of the season was the Student
Congress held at Donora. lt was modeled after
the Senate and House ot Representatives ot
our National Congress. World and national
problems of great scope were discussed by
representatives of the high schools ot Pennsyl-
vania. The debate year opened officially at the
University ot Pittsburgh tournament where the
squad participated in heated debates on the
i945 topic "Resolved that the voting age
should be reduced to l8," Other important
contests of the year took place at Mclieesport,
Springdale, Westview, and St. Vincent. The
state tournament held in April was the con-
cluding event of the debate. The squad was
composed of Jeanne E. Ditz, sole remaining
member of last year's varsity team, Delores
Bohren, member ot the I944 debate squad,
and the newcomers to the debate field,
The Orchestra is under the guidance and
supervision of Mr. Sporny, A group ot forty-
seven instrumentalists met every day to study
the best in orchestral literature, preparing
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themselves for school activities. Their work,
this year, included participation in assembly
programs, incidental music for class plays, and
numerous other special programs.
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As the school year of l944-45 dreiv toiia
close, we had occasion to reminisce and see
just exactly what we had obtained from
those sore muscles in gym class, thoseqtrain-
ing rules in football, and those manly othler
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
After having had this proved to him, the
inquisitive soldier asked about others, and
whether or not other people received bene-
fits from these extra curricular activities
plus physical education work.
Beginning with the specific sport of foot-
ball, thi? defense of sports commenced. The
PFC granted that training rules, well ob-
served, will develop the human body into a
Secondly, it was proved to the Infantry-
man, that life-long friendships were de-
veloped both interscholastically and intra-
murally. The definite examples of golf and
boys' and girls' intramurals were used. Trav-
eling to other country clubs, the golf team
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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 de-
veloping good will among the fellow stu-
Basketball, it was stated, requires coop-
eration. This is a prime factor in the busi-
ness 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
That a serviceman's life may be saved be-
cause 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. lt had
been demonstrated many times in the pre-
ceding 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
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First Row: A. Strano, Wardle, Sokolowsky, Maicher, Goldman, Vacca, G. Strano, Bono, Graitz,
Second Row: Coach Karakitsos, Loschiavo, Supe, Lazorski, Knopic, Kasper, Rytel, Spann,
Fouse, Szafaryn, Shulick, Coach Rubenstein.
Third Row: Angus, Boran, Frangione, Marovich, Moranz, Mayer, Staniski, Jamery, Bezuk.
Fourth Row: Principal Benkert, Assistant Principal Serene, Taggart, Snyder, Coach Barth, Coach
Ambridge 39 . ..,,.. Monaca O
Ambridge 32 .. ..... l-lar-Brack 6
Ambridge 7 . New Brighton 7
Ambridge O . . . . .Beaver Falls 6
Ambridge 7 . ..,,., Aliquippa 6
Ambridge l3 . ....,. Rochester O
Ambridge l9 , . . . .Central Catholic O
Ambridge l9 . . . . ..,..,.. Erie Tech 6
The Ambridge High football season of l944 can be looked upon with pride. The sea-
son started with the Bridger team subduing Monaca by a score of 39 to O. 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 l-lar-Brack eleven on their home ground. The Garnet and
Gray overpowered the Braclcenridge boys to the tune of 32-6. The game was barely under-
way when Matt Goldman made two spectacular runs. One was from the Ambridge 47 yard
line while the other was a 90 yard drive from the Ambridge lO yard line. Goldman also con-
nected on the two extra points. ln the second period Goldman chalked up his third straight
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tally with a short run from the Har-Brack l7 yard line. G. 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. ln the final quarter Gisondi 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 Bridgersby a 6-O score. The Ambridge defense in this game proved
to be admirable. V
Two weeks later the Bridgers m.et 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 Bridg-
ers 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 l3-O. 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
l9-O. The hard fighting Central Catholic boys were unable to cope with the Ambridge pow-
erhouse. Harry Sweezy and Matt Goldman made runs of 55 yards and 56 yards, respective-
ly. ln the thirdvperiod 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 G
l9-6. 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. ln 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 l944 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.
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The Ambridge High Golf Team, under the direction
of Coach Leonard Rothermel, finished its l944 season
with a record of two wins against four defeats. The team
featured such stalwarts as Nick Locke, Edward Baron,
Stanley Majcher, Edward Migorski, Stanley Jurczak, Nick
l-lovanic, Mike Gabal, and Rolland McMahn, Individual
golfing merit was acknowledged by Stan Maicher, Nick
Locke, and Edward Baran, who shared low metal scores.
Nick Locke and Stan Maicher represented Ambridge in
the qualifying round for the WPIAL Individual Golf
Championship held at Oakmont Country Club, where
Majcher and Locke finished l2th and loth respectively.
Several plays of interest took place in the matches
this year, ln the first Avonworth game, if Gabal 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 only man lost by graduation was Rolland
McMahn. The l944 lettermen who will try for the l945
season are: Stanley Majcher, Nick Locke, Edward Baron,
Mike Gabal, Stanley Jurczak, and Mike l-lovanec.
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First Row: Sullivan, Scheer, Mortimer, Kroll, Sweesy, Athens, Przysuchowski, Hritsik, Stoner.
Second Row: Gregory, Porto, Blinkey, Hertneky, Delizio, Hallaman, Kellinger, Narkevic, Gran-
Third Row: Vladuchek, Mr. Burns, Sapp, Joy.
Krol ......., ........... .... T h ird Base 'iAmbridge 4 . . ...,....... ,... L eetsdale 4
Prysuchowski . , ,..,,,.. .... S hortstop 'Ambridge l . . .,.. Coraopolis O
Athens ..... . . . First Base 'Ambridge 8 . . . . . .Leetsdale l
Narkevic , . . ,,...,. -Catcher Ambridge 8 . , . ....., Aliquippa O
Sullivan . , ...,. Center Field Ambridge 2 . . . , , Beaver Falls l
Blinkey .. .... Second Base Ambridge 2 . . . . .,.. Aliquippa l
Joy .........,. ,... R ight Field Ambridge 5 ,... ..., B eaver Falls 4
Bucci ........,... , . .Center Field Ambridge 6 .,.... . . Aliquippa 2
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Hrycik and Mortimer . ...,... Pitchers
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 end-
ed by mutual consent.
The pre-season game with Coraopolis at the Ambridge field ended with the local lads on
top l-O. Mortimer started and was relieved by Hrycik.
ln 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-l. ln 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-O score. TheAmbridge lads pounded three of the Quips'
pitchers for l2 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-l.
For our second game with the "Quips," Coach Burns and his boys traveled to Aliquippa
and beat them 2-l. Because of a protest, the victory was nullified and the game was to be re-
played 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 re-
lieved 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.
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First Row: Taggart, Smith, Vrankovich, Whitted, Carter, Granitz, Goldman, Fetch, Ulbrick,
Second Row: Cosabona, Loschiavo, Sokolowski, Trowbridge, Keefer, Span, Welsh, Pcirker, Vito,
Third Row: Mr. Piper, Grillo, Lojek, A. Strano, Szaforyn, G. Strano, Sprock, Stranges.
Last year was the first year in almost a decade that Ambridge High School has been rep-
resented 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.
ln 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. Star-
ing for the juniors were Goldman, C-ranitz, and Moranz.
Eight members of the Ambridge track team competed in the Washington lnternational
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 Crillo were the Iettermen from the
squad who were missing this spring.
Frongione, Boron, Vciccci, Altonian, Sprock, Strono, Wogoner, Shulick, Spon, Smith, Mr.
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 tum-
bling. 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 Am-
bridge 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.
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Second Row: Evans, Cirko, Borscz, Terlesky, Stewart, Hunt.
Third Row: Mr. Serene, Despines, Musi, Hrynowich, Striffler, Altonion, Mickey.
The Boxing Club, made up of boys interested in learning the art of box-
ing, was under the supervision of Mr. Serene. The members were instructed
in the fundamentals of boxing. They were taught the various types of punch-
es and the counter punches with which to follow up the offense. Besides be-
ing 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.
ick, Szafaryn, Janicki, Lew
Row 2: Coach Rubenstein
Jamery, Pallas, Moranz
Knopic, Granitz, Mr. Snyder
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 remain-
ing lettermen were Gisondi, Goldman, Lewis,
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. Gold-
man was a close second with seven points.
The final score was 27-2l.
The Acanom quintet was the second ag-
gregation to come to the Ambridge court,
only to return home with a loss. lt was Lefty
Stepanick who led the squad to a 37-l4
victory over Monaca by sinking the pill for
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, 36-4l s-Goldman, Lewis, and Szfaryn
worked har dto bring in lO, 8, and 8 points,
The local boys sent the next quintet home
on the tail end of a 4l -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 rnet for the sec-
ond time. The game ended in Donora's
favor, 49-40. Goldman brought in l8 points.
ln the next game the Bridger squad de-
feated the Avonworth five, 40-24. Goldman
and Stepanick brought in l2 and 9 points,
Ambridge beat New Castle in the WPIAL
Section lll opener. The New Castle team
foundthe 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 l4 and lO points.
The final flash on the scoreboard was 27-20.
Farrell took the Bridgers over in an en-
counter that ended 47-22. Szfaryn was able
to muster eight points.
New Brighton gave the Ambridge floor-
men their second setback in the Section lll
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,
Row l: Goldman, Stepan-
Knopick, Kissiday, Joy.
man, Giskc, Guido.
and Gisondi 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.
ln a Section lll 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 leath-
er 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
2l and ll points,
The Bridgers lost a second game to Far-
rell. 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 Am-
bridge with a nine point lead, but due to a
mustering of energy in the Crimson squad,
the last session saw the scoreboard flash l3
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 I7 points.
The Sharon aggregation took the decision
over Ambridge in the scrap that ended 48-
Stepanick and Goldman sparked the quin-
tet into defeating the Quippians for the sec-
ond time by picking up l3 and ll pointers.
This time the Bridgers trounced the Quip-
pians to the tune of 40-24.
The last game of the i944-45 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 l4 of the 34
points while the home team succeeded in
The quintet made a fine showing during
the season, coming in sixth in the WPIAL
Section Ill race.
1944-45 BASKETBALL RECORD
Ambridge . . , , Freedom 2l
Ambridge . Monaco
Ambridge . Homestead
Ambridge , . Donora
Ambridge New Castle
Ambridge Ellwood City
Ambridge New Brighton
Ambridge Beaver Falls
Ambridge , . Sharon
Arnbridge Ellwood City
Ambridge , , . Farrell
Ambridge New Brighton
Ambridge Beaver Falls
Ambridge , Aliquippa
Ambridge New Castle
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First Row: Kroll, Zozwirsky, Scheer, Szcitryn, Smith.
Second Row: l-lonievich, Stoner, Blonorik, Mr. Rothermel, Przysuchowski, Gulish, Vocco.
INTRAMURAL SPORTS COMMITTEE
The Intramural Sports Committee, under the sponsorship ot Mr. Leonard H. Rothermel,
took care ot the basketball intramurals between homerooms and sent sports write-ups to the
DAILY CITIZEN. The principal aim ot 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.
The Varsity Cheerleaders are responsible tor a great part ot the pep displayed at our
inter-scholastic activities. Under the sponsorship ot Miss Barr, this group not only led
cheers, but were rpspopsible for new cheers, new cheerleading technique, and Pep Assem-
blies. They have also paid tor their new uniforms by sponsoring socials after home games.
The varsity squad ot l944-45 consisted ot Jean Stewart, Juliet Falcone, Ann Cvitkovic, Fay
Wassum, Ray Makowski, and John Smolko.
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This year, as in several preceding years,
one of the prime objectives of the physical
education course was to prepare the boys
for lite in either the army, navy, marines,
or civilian lite. One of the two weekly gym
classes was devoted to the physical fitness
program. The boys were drilled in the fun-
damentals ot marching and were taught to
coordinate their movements to the best ad-
vantage. 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 anoth-
er. ln the spring the obstacle course pro-
vided 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 de-
sirable for a good soldier and a capable
This year's Gymnastic Team, sponsored by Miss Stella
Barr, consisted ot 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 tor exercises on parallel bars, side horse,
rings, and mats.
Every year the boys have competed in the WPIAL gym-
nastic 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 sec-
ond annual program, which consisted ot exercises, Indian club
drills, dumbbell drills, pyramids, and dances. The program
also included specialty numbers and comedy acts, which added
variety to the show.
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The officers elected this year were as follows: Martha Towcimak, Presi-
dent, Eleanor Radwanski, Vice President, Julia Karnoski, Secretary, Marion
Skuby, Treasurer, Buffie Carver and Irene Yerega, Social Chairmen. All new
members were voted in by the old members and approved by Miss M. Spahr.
Then they underwent an initiation which was a very solemn candle-light cere-
mony. At this initiation the officers discussed the standards that must be
followed by each member. H
Duties were many, some of which were learning to conduct a gym class
in absence of the teacher, take the roll, learn to give commands, dismiss the
gym class and learn the equipment used in physical education. All the girls
became skilled in such sports as basketball, soccer, mushball, volleyball, and
bowling. They learned the rules of these games and were able to execute
I 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, l-lonor,
Loyalty, and Scholarship. The club was sponsored by the girls' gym director,
Miss Marcella Spahr.
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First Row: Roclwonski, Towcimok, Skuby.
Second Row: Wonchick, Corver, Morti, Miss Spohr, l-lritsko, Yergo, Chekonowsky.
Third Row: Blishok, Bysuro, Kornoski, Boyt, Voettiner, Griffith, Leryzoph.
First Row: Russell, Cicci, Kisidoy, Bysuro, Lehn, Dole, Sudik, Rodwonsky, Yerego, Tolldrito,
Second Row: Smith, Kuskey, Broun, Wozny, Tomko, Miss Spohr, Miss Barr, Terry, Lesczk,
Kornoski, Voettiner, Marti.
Third Row: Rodwcinski, Prus, L. Mortin, Dumesid, Leyerzciph, Chekonowsky, Rubel, M. R.
Seyboth, E. Seyboth, Mozetti.
When March rolls around the Ambridge High School girls look forward to the Yale-
Princeton game. Every year since l932 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 lrene 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 as-
sisted by Miss Stella Barr.
This game marked the thirteenth year. lt 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, 23-2l. lt 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
RESULTS PREVIOUS YEARS
l932 Princeton I9 Yole l938+Princeton Yole
l933 Princeton l8 .Yale l939-Princeton Yole
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First Row: Wassum, Cvitkovich.
Second Row: Klok, Moyer, Fleming, Wapchik, Karnoski, Hermann, Elaschat, Baysura, LaBorr.
Third Row: L. Bufalini, BroiglQ,,Tow2Tnalc, Milnick, Fardo, Bauman, Boyt, Blishalc, McKee.
Fourth Row: Sestile, Miss Spahr, Klin .
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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 ot: Waves- Bauman,
Blishak, Capt. Cvitkovic, Boyt, Fardo, Bea-
man, Towcimak, L. Bufalini, Braun and
Milnick. Wacs-Klalc, Elaschat, Sestile,
Capt. Wassum, Fleming, LaBarr, Moyer,
Wanchik, Herman, 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.
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First Row: Folino, Wagner, Fardo, Robinson, Bauman.
Second Row: Bittenbender, Dash, Dugan, Lesack, Gotta, l-lerrman, Beaman.
Third Row: LaBarr, Faitak, Blishak, Elashat, Miss Spahr, Baysura, Bogosian, Gruber.
Fourth Row: Ville-lla, Waslo, Mellon, l., Martin, E. Barnhart.
The game enjoyed by many girls during
the last warm days of September and the
early part ot 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," "Tar-
nadoes," "Sluggers," "Jerky Jrs,," "Bridg-
ers" and "Jr, Blue," The champs of this
tournament were the "Tornadoes" captained
by Margaret Baysura. From all at these
teams the outstanding players were chosen
by Miss Marcella Spahrt 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, C-esack, Fardo, subs,
Bauman, Bearnan, Watach, Fajtak, Bitten-
bender, Marines-Elaschat, Mellon, Rigiz,
Sestile, Barnhart, Bogosian, Waslo, Gruber,
Chekanowsky, Baysura, subs, LaBarr, Vil-
lella, Martin, Cetto, Blishak, Frenkiewicz,
GIRLS' PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Fitness for Fieedom was the main objective of
the Girls' Physical Education Department this year.
The girls' physical education program was set
up to attain four goals ot development. These four
were: organic, muscular Cwhich is coordinationl, de-
velopments, ability to form quick and sound judg-
ment in individual and team activities, and the de-
velopment ot wholesome attitudes and associations
towards classmates, team-mates, teachers, and
Calisthenics, scout pacing, obstacle courses,
square dancing, and team games were used to de-
velop organic power and endurance. Drills in funda-
mental 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 prac-
tice the rules of the game growth in judgment pro-
gressed. The fourth aim was attained through the
many associations of the individual in class work
and in sports. ln these associations, the program
helped to increase each girl's self-confidence and
at the same time taught her tojsubmerge selt-inter-
est to the interest of the class and team.
Thus, the Physical Education Department at-
tempted to provide these four phases of develop-
ment for fitness to meet the responsibilities and
enjoy the privileges of freedom.
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