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PRESENTED BY THE SENIOR CLASS OF AMBRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL AT AMBRIDGE, PENNSYLVANIA +What Our School Means to Us, the Youth of a Steel Community With diplomas in hand, we pass through the portals of Ambridge High School with one thought uppermost in our minds: the significance of the teachings of our alma mater to us as citizens of a steel community, of the world. We have a clear conception of our school's importance to us, an importance matched only by the indispensible part played by steel in the growth of the community of Ambridge. Our town has looked to its steel mills for the wealth, character, and resourcefulness which have given it a unique place in a world of many communities. A single steel mill and its operators have grown into a district which is conscious of its civic responsibilities and proud of its accomplishments. Our school, a formidable giant standing in the very center of our town, has thrown open its doors to every known color, creed, and religion. It was the steel industry and its many aspects that brought to Ambridge so complex a group of people, and it was steel that gave those people a common cause for organization. In the same way. we, the sons and daughters of the founders of our local government, have hopefully absorbed the guidance and instruction of a school which has developed in us the requisites of worthy world citizenship. To each student go the benefits of a diversified scholastic program, benefits which help him to give weight to the promise of everlasting peace and brotherhood. We have faith that over the horizon there is a world wide community which is as far on the road to progress as is Ambridge. Our school, among other things, has given us that faith. A great educational program has and will continue to mold citizens who must see to it that their once adolescent town maintains its growth to a poised attractive adult. This adult will consequently assume a part in the foundation upon which will be laid a peaceful world blessed by God. The endurance of that peace will be symbolized by the strength of the steel that made possible the establishment of Ambridge High School. Rose KraynykThe Yearbook Staff Co-Ed i tor-in-Chief Business Manager Literary Editor Art Editors Photography Senior Class Editor Junior Class Editor Sophomore Editor Advertising Manager Circulation Manager Subscription Manager Sports Editors Typists Typing Advisers Art Adviser Yearbook Sponsor Howard Greeliberger Rose Kraynyk Anita Sikov Joan Hailey Steve Jula Martha Heberling | John Hronas James Palmer - Anthony Pazzanita Mary Lou Matson Shirley Riley Theresa Maztt Jeanne Kellni Mary Ann On nd j George Ihnatk | Harry Green , Lois Beheler Rose Marie Smilfl Dae Ann Chilco Beverly Bauma Eleanor Zehnd' Charmalee Ow aip Betty Cvengros Esther Nelick Christine W'atach Victoria Siatts t • Martha Suchy 1 Dorothy Shulick Betty Jane Kmit ) Miss Rose Kozak | Miss Eleanor Mermelstein Mrs. Lutman Mr. Frank Desanzo Just as Shakespeare halts the marl rush of mankind and enables ns to live again m the past, wav this Bridger bring back memories of our high school days and keep burning the f ire of ambition within our souls.Contents ADMINISTRATION FACULTY SENIORS JUNIORS SOPHOMORES ACTIVITIES SPORTS In Memoriam Born in Poland in 1882. Dr. Joseph Pore came to America as a small boy. After deciding to enter the medical profession, he attended Maryland Medical School. At this school lie achieved the standing of an honor student. He graduated from this medical center on May 31st. 1911. I)r. Pore began his first practice in Youngstown. Ohio, where he resided for twenty-five years. Leaving Youngstown he came to Antbridge where he resumed his professional career in 1937. Here Dr. Pore has lived for ten years, serving five years as the school doctor. The doctor was a graduate pharmacist and specialized in heart diseases. In addition to this lie was selective service examining doctor. Dr. Pore has received several citations and honors from the President for his fine work. Being of ill health since the first of the year the doctor died in Mercy Hospital April 26. 1947 from a lingering illness. In the midst of arduous professional duties, he fo"nd time to advise and befriend the many students of our school. Although his death terminated his active deeds, his good helpful influence will long be remembered.Dedication OLUMJiS and volumes have been written fur a country, a person, or a cause, but no dedication could be more significant than this one to the people of Ambridge. Their contributing influence has been a deciding factor in placing our school in the high position it enjoys today. We will be eternally indebted to the pioneers who founded our town and its many diversified industries. If it were not for their toil and that of the thousands that followed them, our town would not have developed and neither would our school system. One of the greatest accomplishments of our forefathers is our school system. Continuously supported by the townspeople, it has paid rich dividends in better understanding between races, closer cooperation in civic activities, and in teaching good citizenship. The interest of the citizens of Ambridge has made possible the athletics, the student publications, and the host of forensic and dramatic work, which we have the privilege of taking part in. The first lessons of democracy, which are often used in later life, are taught in the classrooms. A good education is the best gift that any community can offer to its youth. This book is merely an outline of that school and its achievements; each page is dedicated to its contributors the people of Ambridge. fi)l)Q HE two most challenging tasks which our schools face today are to promote a higher JL level of culture and to prepare boys and girls for an intelligent participation in the world of tomorrow. In the Ambridge High School these two objectives are attained through a modern curriculum of academic, commercial, and vocational courses and a comprehensive program of extracurricular activities. Through your yearbook you provide an invaluable and authentic record of the life of the school which, I am sure, will increase in meaning and value to each of you as the years go by. May your memory of the Ambridge High School be a pleasant one and may the friendships which you have formed be lasting ones. As you are being graduated from the high school, your superintendent extends to each of you his congratulations and a sincere wish for your success.DR. JOSEPH M. BENKERT Society’s ultimate goal is a world of peace, goodwill and liberty. “Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty"; constant study, the price of progress. The formula K = MO, which postulated the enormous power to be derived from nuclear fission, was conceived in the mind of a man conscious of what mankind must pay to achieve the ultimate goal of society. Man must work and study if he wishes to develop or even maintain what he has learned. Individuals either move forward, intellectually exploring new fields and crossing far horizons, or they fall into the trap of indolence and self-satisfaction. Me cannot rest on past achievement and former glory. Peace is an equilibrium. An equilibrium is a system of balanced forces and not the absence of force. The ideals of peace and goodwill were brought to us through sacrifice and crucifixion. The steel framework supporting our democracy is the willingness of free men to pay the price ot peace, goodwill, and liberty by eternal vigilance, constant study, hard work, and self-sacri ficc. DR. JOSEPH M. BENKERT MR. L. TAGGART Primarily, education is based on a knowledge of facts and the ability to use those facts in arriving at conclusions and generalizations. Vision, tolerance, and respect for others regardless of race, creed or color depend upon the acquisition and use of funda mental bodies of facts. Crisis arise in the world only because of the ignorance of fundamental facts and laws. Ambridge High School students have demonstrated they can work together in amicable relationships regardless of race, creed or color. Ambridge High School students have demonstrated that they can face this super-scientific world confidently, know ing there is hard work ahead, but ready, willing, and able to do it. Your assistant principal takes this opportunity to reaffirm his faith in Ambridge High School students and to wish them a successful life in a peaceful world. Nothing is more important to an individual than his job in his endeavor to be socially and civically competent. Let him be out of employment and he cannot function as a good citizen. He con-not meet his obligations, pay his taxes, support his dependents, nor contribute much to the general well-being of his community, state, and nation. Vocational education always insists upon training specifications and standards which will make the individual thoroughly competent, and so contribute to building a higher economic and social standard for the individual and the nation. The entire national structure upon which our standard of living rests, is based upon the skills of our workers-both professional and manipulative. MR. L. TAGGART MR. MICHAEL F. SERENE •MICHAEL F. SERENE BLANARIK BUFALINI BYERS CAPUTO DIRENZO DUZY GRAHAM LEIPER THE BOARD OF EDUCATION The Ambridge Board of Education is the legislative body of our school. The Board is responsible for the general maintenance and administration of the school. The members of the Board arc elected for a period of six years and during their incumbency, they must serve on each of the standing committees. The officers and committees of the Board are: President....„............ Vice President Secretary ............. T reasurer............... I I N ANCE COMMITTEE Mr. Er nk Duzy, Chairman Mr. Joseph Bufalini Mr. Elmer Blanarik Bl'IEDINt; COMMITTEE Mr. Elmer Blanarik. Chairman Mr. Frank Duzy Mr. Joseph Bufalini EDUCATION COMMITTEE Mrs. Mary Eeiper. Chairman Dr. James Direnzo Mr. Vein Byers Mr. John Graham Mr. Joseph Bufalini Mrs. Mary I.eiper Mr. Frank Duzy GROUNDS COMMITTEE Mr. Joseph Bufalini. Chairman Dr. James Direnzo Mr. Vern Byers ATHLETIC COMMITTEE Dr. James Direnzo. Chairman Mr. Elmer Blanarik Mrs. Mary I.eiper SUPPLY COMMITTEE Mr. Vern Byers, Chairman Mrs. Mary I.eiper Mr. Frank Duzy SINKING FI ND COMMITTEE President Vice President Treasurer r 12 —BARTOLO BAEURELEIN BOLOGNA IZAK NICKLEWITZ MONS SERACK OFFICE PERSONNEL The hard-working office staff, which assists the administration in running the school smoothly, is composed of seven competent workers. Miss Esther Baeurelein, in the superintendent's office, is ably assisted by Miss Rhea Mons and Miss Dorothy Irak. The duties of the principal’s office are attended by Miss Louise Serack. She is aided by Miss Sophie Xicklewitz, who is in charge of the junior high, while Mrs. Ann Balogna takes the responsibility for the senior high. The tasks in the vocational office are performed by Miss Sarah Bartolo. — 13 —THE FACULTY I'he faculty of the Antbridge Senior High School is divided into various departments which plan the course of study for the subjects under their jurisdiction. The mathematics department is composed of the following teachers: Miss I'orccy. who teaches trigonometry, plane geometry, and solid geometry: Mr. Mattuch, who instructs classes in Algebra I: and Mr. Robb and Mr. Piper, who teach Algrebra I and II respectively. Miss Forcey is the departmental head. In the commercial department, which is headed by Miss Kozak, the students learn subjects such as typing, shorthand, bookkeeping, and secretarial practice. Miss Kozak is assisted in this department by Miss Alma Adams, Miss Giammatteo, and Miss Mermelstein. The many divisions of English require many teachers of the subject. Miss Althauser, who heads the department, is ably assisted by Miss Sarah Adams. Miss Haberlen, Mr. Laing, Miss Ross, Mr. Shaffer, and Miss Trembley. In the foreign language department, students may learn Latin, Spanish, and French. Miss Duffy, departmental head, conducts classes in both Latin I and II. Her co-workers in the language field are Mrs. Derflinger. who teaches Spanish and Miss Sarah Adams, who teaches French. Social studies are a part of every student’s schedule. The seniors take problems of democracy and business economics, which are taught by Miss Giammatteo. Mrs. McKeown. and Mrs. Russell, who heads the department. Miss Bovard, Miss Haberlen, and Miss Smith teach American history to the students in the junior class. Miss Smith and Miss Bovard also teach consumer education and economic geography, respectively. The sophomores take world history from either Miss Bogovieh or Mr. Lombar. In the science department, headed by Mr. Mattuch. students learn biology, physics, chem- — 14 —istry. and senior science. Mr. Muttuch’s assistants are Mr. Horsman, Mr. Hlista. and Mr. Palmer. Mr. Taggart, as Vocational Director, supervises the Vocational Department. In the electric shop. Mr. Axtell is the teacher, and Mr. Malinich teaches carpentry to the boys of the wood shop. Mr. Snyder has charge of the machine shop, and Mr. Todd teaches auto mechanics. The vocational students have their schedule divided into a half year of shop and the other half, related subjects. Related literature and vocational economics are taught by Mr. Desanzo, whi e related drawing is under Mr. Hoskin’s supervision. Mr. McCaught-ry teaches related mathematics. Related physics and industrial history are taught by Mr. Roth-ermel. Miss Settino teaches Related English and Mr. Keuch is the mechanical drawing and hygiene instructor. Industrial arts is taught by Mr. Thomas. The home economics department is headed by Miss Swain, who is assisted by Miss Hill in the teaching of such domestic arts as sewing and cooking. In the music department, the instrumental division is under the supervision of Mr. Sporny, who is aided by Mr. Schoeneweis. and the vocal music is headed by Miss Parson, whose able assistant is Miss Rice. The girls of the high school are instructed in hygiene and physical education by Miss Spahr and Miss Harr. Mr. Rubenstein. Mr. Drake, and Mr. Eokoski teach these subjects to the boys. l'he distributive education course, which teaches the art of salesmanship, is a new course of study in the high school and is taught by Mr. Epstein. Miss Giles, who has charge of the library, also instructs classes in library work. These departments, which are co-ordinated at regular meetings, endeavor to give to the students of Ambridge High School, the best instruction and education possible. — 15 —ALMA ADAMS B.S. in Education Typing I, Typing Club. SARAH K. ADAMS A.B., M.L. French and II, Fnglish II, Intcrnalionul I-Class Adviser. ETHEL ALTIIAISEB A.B.. M L. Fnglish IT. Fool: Club, Fnglish Department GEOROE AXTELL BE. Vocational and Fleetrie Shop, I'.A. and Stage STELLA B. BARR B.S. Girl's Hygiene and Physical Education, Gymnastic Club, Cheerleaders, Girl's Gymnastic Team, Girl's Patrol, Usher Committee, Girl's Intramural Sports, Hoy’s Tennis Team, Minstrel. A. ADAMS S. ADAMS ALTHAUSER AXTELL BARR BOGOVICH BOVARD CEASE DERFLINGER DESANZO ROSE BOGOVICH M.L. World History. TVYILA BOVARD B.S.. M. in Education. American History, Economic Geography, Historical Society. OLIVE E. CEASE B.S.. M. in Education If us i ness English, Shorthand I. VIRGINIA DELLINGER A. B. Spanish and II, Journalism■, Editors' Training Club, Silhouette. FRANK. DESANZO B. S. Literature, Vocational Economics, Pridger Club, Yearbook Sponsor, Minstrel, Class Adviser. — 16 —MARY L. DUFFY B.L., M.A. .titin 1, II, and III, Chairman of Language Department, Member of Guidance Committee of Junior Class. HENRY EPSTEIN B.S. distributive Education, Retail Selling Club. K. FI IKK IN' K FORCKY B.S., M. in Kducation. Plane Geometry, Trigonometry, Solid Geometry. Advisor Committee of Juni or Class, Head of Mathematic Department. YOI.AXI) (IIAMMATTKO B.S. in Business Administration liusiness Economics, Hookkeeping . BIKDELL GILES B.S. Senior Class Advisor. DUFFY EPSTEIN FORCEY GIAMMATTEO GILES HABERI.EN HLISTA HORSMAN HOSKINS KOZAK K A T11K RIXI. IIA B E R L K N A.B.. M. in Education English II, American History, Senior Class Advisor. JOSEPH IILISTA Biology, Field Club, Asst. Varsity Football Coach, High Basketball Conch LEONARD HORSMAN B.S.. M. in Education Biology, Checker Club, Student Senate Sponsor. THOMAS E. HOSKINS B.S.. M. in Education Related Drawing, Adviser of Drawing. ROSE KOZAK B.S.. M. in Education Bookkeeping I, II, Typing , Advanced Typing Head of Commercial Department. — 17 —MELVIN D. LA I NO A.B. English , Dramatics, National Honor Society Club, Assembly Director, National Honor Society. JOSEPH A. I.OMBAR A.B.. M. Lilt. World History, Chess Club, Senior (' ass Advisor Chair Asst. Track Coach, Sponsor Football Patrol. L. II. McCAl'GIITRY B.S. in Education Related Mathematics, MICHAEL MALINK II. IK. B.S. Vocational Carpentry. M. M. MATTUCII B.S.. M. in Education Physics, . leg bra , A stronomy Club. LAING LOMBAR McCAUGHTRY MALINICH MATTUCH MERMELSTEIN PARSON PIPER RICE ROBB ELINORE B. MERMELSTEIN B. S. Secretarial Practice, M imeo graph Room. KI TH M. PARSON Supervisor of Vocal Music, Vocal Music, Madrigal Club. Roys' Glee Club. JOHN H. PIPER B.S.. M. in Education Algebra and II. Attendance Records. LAI RA JEAN RICE B.A. Public School Music, Music in Jr. and Sr. High School, Sr. High Girls' Glee Club, Jr. High Chorus, Jr. High Assembly Director. MERRILL ROBB B.A.. M. A. Algebra , Plane Geometry, Sponsor of Finance Committee. -—18 —KATHRYN ROSS A.B.. M.L. English , andicraft Club, Silhouette Advertising. LEONARD II. ROTIIERMEL l» S., M. in Education Related Physics, Industrial History, Golf Coach, Golf Club, Hoys’ Intramural Sports Sponsor, Vocational Minstrel Committee. MAI KH I-. Rt BKNSTKIN B.A. Physical Education, Football Coach, Director of Athletics. HAZEL KUSSELI. H.A.. M. of Lilt. Problems of Democracy, Easiness Ec., cad of Social Science Department. GENEVIEVE WINEERKD SETTING II.A., NLA. Related English ROSS ROTHERMEL RUBENSTEIN RUSSELL SSTTINO SHAFFER SMITH SNYDER SPAHR SWAYNE LVSI.E V. SHAFFER A.B.. NLA. English . I.atin , Speech Club, Forensic Director, Debate Coach, Sponsor of Refreshment Committee MARIE C. SMITH B.A.. M. in Education American History, Consumer Education, Director of Sophomore Advisor. JOSEPH SNYDER Machine Shop, Semaphore Si uad. MARCELLA M. SPAHR A. B. Physical Education, Hygiene, .coders Club, G mural Sports, Vale-Princeton Game. JANET SWAYNE B. S. Home Ec. Home Economics, Home Economics Club, Home E Department Head. — 19 —JAMES I . THOMAS B.S. Vocational Education Industrial Arts HENRI K. TODD Auto Mtchanics MYRTLE TREMBLEY B.S.. M.E. English III and II E. EDWARD DRAKE A.B. Basketball Coach, Assistant Football Coach. THOMAS TODD TREMBLEY DRAKE SPORNY VETOED WALTER SPORNY B.S. in Public School Music. M. in Education Director and Supervisor of Instrumental Music, Instrumental Lessons, Hand, Orchestra, Junior Hand. Teachers Whose Pictures Do Not Appear GENEVIEVE M HILL B.S. in Ilona Economics General Home Economics I, II, III. I. JOHNSON Vocational, Machine Shop. S. J. D. KKUSCH B.A.. M.A. .Mechanical Drawing, calth. JOHN M. KOKOSKI B.S. in Education Hoys’ Hygiene, Assistant Football Coach, Hoys Patrol. MARY MARGARET McKEOWN B. S.. M. in Education Shorthand, Typing, Consumer Economics. ROBERT PALMER B.S. Chemistry, Senior Science, Intramural Sports, Basketball Scout, Chemistry Club. ROBERT G. SCHOEXEWEIS B.A. in Music Education String Classes, Beginning Woodwinds, String Ensemble. — 20 —MEDICAL DEPARTMENT Operating through the State Health Department, our health program in the Ambridge High School is of the highest calibre. The new Health Act maintains that every student be examined every year in the presence of his parent or guardian. Many defects are found by the newly organized examination which have been overlooked in the past. The Medical personnel is headed by the school physician. Dr. Pore. Other doctors included in the department are Keeker. Poster. Butchers. Giftg. Henry, and Laskowski. all of whom, except Dr. Keeker, are graduates of good ole Ambridge High School. Miss Jean C. Fisher. head nurse is assisted by MissAdelaine Loschiavo and Miss Kllen Dickey, secretary. 'File Denial Clinic is open daily from 8:30 to 12:00 P. M.. as is also the Kxamining Room. First aid is administered to students becoming ill or receiving injuries while attending school. A bed is available in the Conference Room for those students who are too ill to go home. Ambridge is proud of this fine program. — 21 —HEALTH DEPARTMENT Miss Jean Fisher Dr. Pore Miss Adelaine Loschiavo■J ruDSiiTf}]5 SfilUBi £IJ1SB Three short years ago, in the midst of World War II. we entered the Ambridge Senior High School. We elected Thaddeus Nastich as our president; Steve Jula, vice-president; and James Cunningham, secretary. We participated in all of our nation’s war-time drives, such as war bond, paper, and scrap metal. Welcomed by the upperclassmen at the Sophomore Reception, we became an official part of the student body. The l°ng awaited Dove of Peace came to our land on August 14. 1945, and we returned to school as juniors with much lighter hearts. As juniors, we were led by our president. Alex Gozur; vice president. 'Pony Pazzanita; secretary, John Hronas, and treasurer. Bob Matanick. We have come far since then, under the excellent guidance of our advisors: Mr. Lombar. Miss Haberlen, and Miss Giles. Last year, we sponsored the Junior-Senior Prom, and it was acclaimed a huge success. In addition, we presented a play entitled “Crazy House”, under the able direction of Mr. Melvin Laing. In our final year, we chose John Hronas to lead our graduation class. Assisting him were Steve Jula. vice president; Beverly Bauman, secretary; and Vincent Matanic, treasurer. Boh Kuny held the highly honored position as the Student Senate President. The athletics of our school were captained and largely played by members of our class; the Silhouette and Yearbook were edited by others; while still more debated, sang in the Madrigal and Glee Clubs, and played in our championship band and orchestra. Participating in all of these activities however, did not keep us from breaking records in the scholastic field. We will be on our own after graduating from high school. While our teachers will not be with us. ready to aid and encourage us as they have done in the past, in a greater sense, they will always be with us in the thoughts, words, and ideas they have given us. We are grateful to all who have helped to prepare us. We go forward into a world at peace to take our rightful place as useful citizens of our community. — 24 —c AJe ojj tke c naduLCLtirvy clla 1947 ALTONIAN AMSLER ANDRUS APPLEQUIST AZICH BAGINSKI BARGER BAILEY BARLEK BARLOW BARNHART, P. BARNHART, V. BARON BAUMAN BECK The Ambridge Seniors PAIL V. A LTONIA N—Academic Boxing Club, Glee Club, Intramural Sports Committee. Intramural Basket Ball. Bowling Team, Cheerleader, Gym Team. Club President. A LA X A MSLKR—Academic Art Club, Silhouette Club. Historical Society, Silhouette Staff. Bowling. Patrol. Publicity Committee. Student Senate. Club Officer, President Publicity Committee. Home Room Officer. MARY A X X A X I) R U S—Cotnmcrcial 11 F.NRY A PPLEQUIST-----Vocational CHARLES AZICH -General Hobby Club. Current Events Club. Boys’ Glee Club. Madrigal Club. Intramural Basketball. Bowling. R ITA BAG INSKI Pish ibutive Education Retail Selling Club. Advanced Typing Club. Club Officer. J A M E S B ARC E R A endemic Chemistry Club, College Club. Checker Club. Intramural Basketball. Intramural Bowling. Band. Homeroom Officer. JOAXXE BA I LEV—Academic Historical Society. Yearbook Club. Yearbook Business Manager. Yearbook Represen ‘a live. Homeroom Officer. MI LUCENT ANNE BARLEK—General Book Club. Girls Glee Club, Refreshment Committee. Vocal Concert. Girls' Mushball. Bowling, Tardy Checker. Cl IA RLES BA R LOW— General PATRICIA BARNHART—Academic International Language Club, Girls’ Glee Club. Bowling. Usher Committee. Vocal Concert, Tardy Checker, Homeroom Officer, Club Officer. VIRGINIA BARNHART—Distribute,e Education Silhouette Club, Home Economics, Embroidery Club. Basketball. Mushball. Refreshment Committee. Usher Committee. Club Officer. RICHARD JAN BA RON—General Orchestra. Band. Bowling, Intramural Basketball. BEVERIBAUMAN—Commercial Society, Dramatics, Senior Class Secretary. Leader’s Club. Girls Reserve. Typing Club, Girls’ Patrol, Student Senate. Intramural Sports, Yale-Princeton. All-Star Soccer. Bowling. Jr. Class Play. National Honor CA R L B EC K—General Madrigal Club. Boys’ Glee Club, Band. Orchestra, Boys' Intramural Sports.kai £ educated! on. BEHELER BENKO BOLOGNA BONESKE BORAS BROMNER BUFALINI CALDARELLI CAPATAIDI S CARLINI CARNEVALE CASABONA CARTER CATIZONE CATANZARITE The Seniors of 1947 I.OIS Eli.EEX BE11EI.ER—General Madrigal Club, Girls’ Glee Club. Girl Reserve, Typing Club. Club Committee. Business Manager of Silhouette, Yearbook Representative. Yearbook Typing Staff. Refreshment Committee. Homeroom plficer. A N X B E N K O—C'on n ercial Typing Club. Finance Committee. Typing Staff of Silhouette. DOROTHY BO LOG N A—General Historical Society Club, Bowling League, Club Committee. Club Officer. ST I . V E BON ES K E—Academic Intramural Sports, Bowling League, Chemistry Club. K ENNETII BORAS—Vocational WILLIAM B R E M X E R—General Music talent Club, Boxing, Intramurals. I.EON A BI F A LI N I —General Embroidery Club, Forensic Club, Home Economics Club, Basketball. Soccer. Mushball. Yale-Princeton. Yearbook Representative, Finance Committee. Club Officer. LOUIS CA LI) A R EI.LI—A endemic Band. Orchestra. Bowling. Intramurals. G U ST CA PAT AID ES—Academic Madrigal Club. Boys' Glee Club. Orchestra, Band, Boxing. Track. Intramurals. ROBERT CARLINI -Vocational ROC II ETTE CARNEYALE—Academic Cheerleading Club. Leader’s Club, Varsity Cheerleader, Intramural Sports, Intramural Sports Committee. All Star Mushball. Gymnastic Program, Bowling Team. Junior-Senior Prom Committee. Home Room Officer. DOMINIC STEVE CAS A BON A—Vocational WALTER CARTER—General B E R X ADI X E C A TIZOX E—-Distributive Education Glee Club. Silhouette Representative, Retail Selling, Yearbook. Vocal Concert. Club Officer, Silhouette. CATHERINE CATANZAR1 I E—Academic Leaders’ Club. Girls’ Glee Club, Cheerleading Club, Vocal Concert. Vale-Princeton. All Star Mushball, All Star Volley Ball. All Star Soccer. Yearbook. Usher Committee. Assembly Committee, Intramurals, Home Room Club Officer. Captain of All Star Mushball team. amiity, ckoo£, toum, CHILCOTE CICHOSKI CIPRIANI COLOR ITO COSTANZA CUKOVICH CUNNINGHAM CURRY CVENGROS CVITKOVIC DAYEEN DEANE DeGENNARO DeLAI DeSTEFANO The Ambridge Seniors I) A E A N N E Cl 11 LC O F 1-Cummerial Typing Club, Advanced Typing Club, Band. Yearbook, Dramatics, Intramurals. Club Officer. Homeroom £)fficer. Silhouette Typing Co-Editor. Lost and Found Committee. Bowling. A I T) R E Y CICHOSKI —Com mcrcial Girl Reserves, Typing Club, Finance Committee, Typing Staff f Silhouette. Home Room Officer. ANGELO CIPRIANI—A rad emir Biology Club. Historical Society. Patrol Club. National Honor Society. Student Senate. Patrol. Football Patrol. Intramurals. Bleacher Squad. Homeroom Officer. Vice President of Student Senate. Club Officer. Homeroom Chairman. LOUS CO LORI TO—General Boys' Intramural Basketball. MARI K COSTA NZA—General First Aid Club. Glee Club. Football Banquet. Girls' Chorus. Homeroom Officer. VLADIMIR CL KOVICII—General Hobby Club. JAMES I.. CUNNINGHAM Academic Boys' Glee Club. Boxing Club. Silhouette Club. Patrol. Boys' Intramural Sports Committee. Bowling. Secretary and Treasurer of Sophomore Class. DAVID CTRRV—Academic Radio Code Club. Physics Club, Chemistry Club, Patrol. Bowling. BE TT Y CVENGROS—Commercial Yearbook Typing Staff. Silhouette Staff. All Star Mushball. Refreshment Committee. MARY FRANCES CVITKOVIC--Commercial Typing I Club, (ilee Club. Basketball. Club Officer. STEVE DA Y KEN—Vocational Club. Astronomy Club. I ORIS DEANE—Commercial. ROSE A. I e(IENN A RO—Distributive Education (ilee Club. Retail Selling Club. Vocal Concert, Yearbook Staff. MAR Y DeL AI—A cad emir Biology Club. Handicraft Club. Girls' Basketball. NORMA JEAN DeSTEFANO—Academic Cheerleading Club. College Club.' Chemistry Club, Intramural Sports. Homeroom Committee. Bowling, Club Officer. — 27 —and u on?cC cities nAki|p DENNERLEIN DIONISE DOBRANSKY DOMERGUE DROBNAK DUB DUPLAGA DWORAKIVSKY EDMONDSON EGERMAN ELCHIN EHRHART FALSO FARDO FARLAND The Seniors of 1947 X KIL I) K X X E k I. EIX—Academic Hobby Club. ROBERT V. I I ON IS E—General Art Club, Band. Chemistry Club, Band Concert, Intra-murals. Orchestra. 111:1. EN DO B R A X S K Y—Commercial Typing Club. Literary Book Club, Library Club. DlTAXE A. DOMERGCE—Commercial Historical Society, Assembly Committee. Dramatics. Football Csher. Silhouette. Yearbook. Publicity, Junior Class Play, Silhouette Typing Staff, Debate Squad, Science Forum. BETTY DROBNAK—Commercial. Girls’ Glee Club. Art Club, Csher Committee. Vocal Concert. Girls’ Assembly Committee. Student Senate. Student Senate Secretary. Homeroom Officer. . IA RTH A Dl B—Com mere ml Typing. Handicraft. Music Concert. Finance Committee, Girls' Chorus. Mixed Chorus. STAXLEY I)Cl’LAGA— Academic Chemistry Club. WA LT F K I)WORA KIVS K Y —Academic Orchestra, Madrigal. Band. Boys' Patrol. Mid-Western Band. All-State Orchestra. Baseball. Concerts, Minstrel Band. Basketball Band. String Ensemble. THOMAS II. EDM OX DSOX—Academic Intramural Sports Committee. Intramural Basketball. Intramural Bowling. Homeroom Officer. A DEL E EG E R M A N—Com mereial Glee Club. Book Club. Homeroom Officer. Club Committee. JOHN El.C111N—Vocational Vocational Minstrel. Stage Squad, Football Patrol, Intramurals. XANCY ANN EHRIIART—General Yearbook. Art Club, Assembly Committee, Intramural Sports Committee. JOHN E A I .SO—Vocational. LIND A E A R D O—C om mereial Glee Club. Band. Yale-Princeton. Gymnastic Team. Leaders’ Club, Girls’ Intramurals. All Star Mushball. I )OX A LD FA RI .A X D—Vocational Stage Squad, Intramurals. Minstrel. Football Sound Committee.cU e cmc pn.oudl FAUSER FELTON FERRENCE FINCH FURMAN GAONA GARRINSKY GAUDIO GAUL GEISLER GIAMMARIA GIRGASH GISKA GLAS GNJATOVICH The Ambridge Seniors I)AV 11) FA US F. K—Academic Boys’ Patrol. Finance Committee, Lost and Found Committee, Intramural Basketball, Homeroom Officer, Club Officer, Boys’ Patrol Captain. ROBERT FELTON—Vocational Minstrel, Vocational Intramurals. D KI .O R ES F E R R K XCE—Commercial Typing Club. Finance Committee. MARY ANN F1XCH—Commercial Study Ilall Club. I AYMOND FURMAX Central Patrol, Track, Intramurals. Intramural Basketball Committer. A LIC E GAO X A—General Girls’ Glee Club, Vocal Concert, Intramurals. J OH X G A R BIXSK V—Academic Orchestra. Band. Basketball Band, Intramural Basketball. Bowling. CATHERINE B. GAUDIO—Academic Historical Society, Football Usher. Assembly Committee, Student Health Committee, Yearbook, Silhouette, Make-up Committee, Gymnastic Team. Hi-Lights Reporter, Intramural Sports. MARY ANX GAUL—Academic Publicity Committee, Junior Claas Play. Intramurals. Homeroom Officer, Club Officer. ROBER P L. GEISLER—Distributive Education Band, Football Patrol. Minstrel BaritT, Intramural Sports. F R A X C ES GIA M M A RI A—General Girls’ Glee Club, Sophomore Typing Club Treasurer. RAYMOND GIRGASH—Distributive Education Chess Club, Silhouette Staff. Football Patrol. Varsity Football Manager, Vocational Minstrel. Football Light and Sound Squad. Cheerleader Sound Squad. Voca-tial Student Council. RICHARD G 1SKA—Vocational Ministrel. Stage Squad. Vocational, Intramural Sports. DONALD GLAS— J'ocational Ministrel. % CHARLES G X J A TOVICH —General Intramural Basketball. Chess Club. — 29 —ojj tke irutiatitft GOZUR GRABINSKI GREEN GREENBERGER GROSS GROSS GUIDO GULA GUYER GUZAN HANDGES HARPER HARRIS HARTMAN HEBERLING The Seniors of 1947 ALEX GOZUR—Academic Biology Club, Track, Club Committee. Assembly Committee, Intramural Sports, Senate, Bowling, Prom Committee. Chairman. National Honor Society. Football, Basketball. Patrol, Junior Clasp President. Homeroom Officer, Club Officer, Football Reserve Captain. FLORENCE GRABINSKI —Distributive Education Typing Club. Retail Selling Club. HARRY GKEEN—Academic Historical Society. Astronomy Club. Madrigal Club. Boys’ Glee Club, Silhouette Editor-in-Chief. Yearbook Sports Editor, Varsity Tennis. Intramural Basketball, Bowling. National Honor Society, Debate Captain, National Forensic President, Student Congress, Mid-western Chorus. Vocal Concert. Homeroom Officer, Junior Class Play. Homeroom Committee. 11OW A R I) GR EEN B E RG E R—Academic Historical Society, Typing Club. Boys’ Patrol. Scholarship Committee, Assembly Committee. Student Senate. Yearbook Co-Editor. Junior Class Play. National Honor Society, Intramural Bowling. Homeroom Officer, Club Officer. Chairman Assembly Committee. (»EO Rf»E E. ( ROSS—Vocational Stage Squad. Minstrel, Intramural Sports. Silhouette Staff. WILLIAM GROSS—Vocational. LOUIS GUI DO—General Boxing Club. Chess Club, Basketball, Intramurals, Homeroom Officer. IJOLORES GU LA—Academic Art Club, Glee Club, Vocal Concert, Basketball. Volley Ball. PHYLLIS GUV'ER—General Volley Ball. MA RGA RET GUZAN—Distributive Education Service Correspondence Club, Retail Selling Club. Homeroom Officer. MARYANNE IIANDGES—General Glee Club. HUSTON HARPER—Academic Current Events. Astronomy Club, Reserve Football. Intramural Basketball, Bowling. CHARLES HARRIS—Academic Silhouette Club, Dramatics. Historical Club. Yearbook Staff, Orchestra. Band. Speech. Debate, Junior-Senior Prom Committee, Intramural Sports, Track, Tennis, Historical Club, Ministrel Band. Concert. Assembly Committee, Track Captain, Homeroom Officer. ROSE MARIE HARTMAN—Commercial Glee Club. Knitting Club. Finance Committee. Yocal Concert, Girls' Chorus. Mixed Chorus. IA RTIIA IIEBERLING—General Madrigal Club. Glee Club. Usher Committee. Publicity Committee. Social Committee. Mid-Western Chorus, Yearbook Ait Editor, Vocal Concert, All State Chorus. Club Officer. School Pianist.a|j oun. jjatken' HENISCH HESS HETTISH HEUGHAN HICKEY HILLIARD HOGGARD HOKO HOLTON HOOKS HRONAS IHNATKO ILKO INGROS JACKSON The Ambridge Seniors Ll’( 1LLL 11 ENISCH . endemic Art (Tub, College Club, Publicity Committee, Yearbook Staff. LOIS M A RIF II ESS—Commercial Biology Club, Gymnastic Club, Gymnastics. MARGARE T KOSK HETTISH—Vocational Handiwork Club, Usher Committee, Basketball. WILLIAM MURRAY IIEUGHAN—Academic Boys’ Glee Club. Intramural Basketball. Orchestra. Publicity Committee. Band. Madrigal Club. Club Committee. Historical Society, Club Officer. FEDORA HICKEY—General Typing Club. M ARCELLA 111LLIA K D—General Mushbull Captain. All-Star Mushball, Yearbook Staff, Homeroom Officer. 11E R M AN IIOGGA R D—Academic Intramural Sports. DOROTHY HOKO Distributive Education Retail Selling Club. Typing Club, Advanced Typing Club. EA RL 11OLTON—Academic Football Club. Typing Club, Chemistry Club, Intramural Sports, Reserve Football. LOUISE HOOKS - Distributive Ed u at ion Retail Selling Club. JOHN 11 RON A S—General Chemistry Club, (Tub Committee. Astronomy Club, Homeroom Basketball, Bowling. Art Publicity Committee, Yearbook Art Staff. Orchestra, (Tub Officer. Homeroom Officer. Junior Class Secretary, Senior Class President, Atomic Energy Council. GEORGE RICHARD I UN ATKO—Academic Historical Society, Boys’ Glee Club. Science Forum, Atomic Energy Council. Varsity Debate. Student Congress, Junior Class Play, Basketball Intramurals. Advertising Staff. Vocal Concert, Club Committee, Bowling, Historical Convention. Varsity Tennis Team, Silhouette Basketball Team, Assembly Committee. Boys’ Intramural Sports Committee. Football Patrol, Club Officer, Yearbook Staff, Silhouette Sports Editor. Cheerleader. W ALTER 1 L.K.U—Vocational Golf Club. Minstrel. Intramural Basketball. A NG EI. I X E I X(iJROS—Distributive Education Radio ( ode Club, Blue Print Reading Club, Retail Selling Club. CHARLES ROBERT JACKSON—Academic Chemistry Club. Biology Club. Boys' Intramural Sports Committee, Intramural Sports, Football Manager, Silhouette. — 31 —u ko oundled! an indu tn . JACOBS JAMERY JANICKI JONES JOY JULA JULA KAMINSKI KAMZELSKI KAPPAS KARAGIANIS KARAS KARASICK KARNOSKI KATTERSON The Seniors of 1947 MILTON B. J A COBS—Academic Varsity Football, Intramural Basketball. Track, Fast-West Game. 11E X R V JAM K R Y—A cademic Varsity Football. Varsity Basketball. A LF RED A J A N1CKI—Commercial Typing Club. Silhouette Staff, Club Committee, Yearbook Staff. W IX I F R 1CD J OX ICS—Commercial Mushball. JOHN JOY— Vocational Baseball. Minstrel. ELEANOR J ULA—Commercial Leaders’ Club, Silhouette Staff. Assembly Committee, Club Committee, Intramural Sports. All-Star Mushball. STICPIIEX JI LA —Academic Madrigal, Boys’ Glee Club. College Club, Silhouette Staff, Midwestern Chorus, Assembly Committee, Club Committee. National Honor Society. Student Senate, Intramural Sports. Sophomore Class Vice-President, Homeroom Officer. Senior Class V’ice-President, Club Officer, Madrigal Club, Yearbook Editor. IRE X E K A . 11X S K I —Commcrciai Typing I. Typing II. Homeroom Officer, Club Officer. DOROTHY KAMZELSKI Distributive Education Typing Club, Retail Selling Club. STANLEY P. KAPPAS—Vocational Minstrel. Stage Squad, Fire Squad. Football Light and Sound Committee, Homeroom Officer, Electric Shop Officer. LOUIS GREGORY KARAGIAXIS—Academic Madrigal Club, Boys’ Glee Club, Biology Club, Silhouette Staff, Mid-Western Chorus. National Honor Society. Boys’ Patrol. Club Committee, Assembly Committee. Intramural Sports, Boys’ Patrol Officer. Homeroom Officer, Club Officer. Madrigal Club Officer. NICK KARAS, J K.—Vocational Yearbook. Stage Squad, Bowling, Light and Sound Committee. Vocational Student Council, Minstrel, Silhouette Staff. Boys' Intramural Sports. T HER E S A K A R A SICK—Co m mcrciai International Language Club. Girls’ Glee Club. Girls' Patrol. Usher Committee. Silhouette Staff. National Honor Society, Homeroom Officer. Patrol Officer. MARY J A X E K A R X OS K1 —A cademic Yearbook. Silhouette. Concert. Historical Society. Bowling, Dramatics. All-Star Soccer, Intramural Sports, Finance Committee. Usher Committee. Debate. National Forensic League. Assembly Committee, Homeroom Officer. Club Officer. LY MAX K ATT E R SON—Vocational Nature Study Club, Minstrel, Stage Squad. — 32 —u kick product tke KATTERSON KAZIL KELCHNER KELLMER KEMPISTY KENNY KEPICS KISIDAY KMIT KNOPICK KNOPICK KOVACS KOPCHICK KOPKIVA KRAYNYK The Ambridge Seniors ROBER I K A I I ERSON -Vocational Minstrel. Homeroom Intramurals, Stage Squad, Vocational Intramurals. 1 R I'. I-. K A 1L—General Radio Code Club, International Language. CAR I. KELCHX ER—Academic College Club. Boys’ Home Economics Club, lee Club, I'atrol Club. Boys’ Patrol, Junior Class Play, Assembly Committee. Intramural Sports. LOLA JEANNE KELLMER—Academic Speech Club. Yearbook Club. International Language Club. Club Committee. Finance Committtcc, Yearbook Co-Editor, Student Senate, National Honor Society, Girls’ Patrol. Junior Class Play, Speech Squad. Homeroom Officer. Chairman of Finance Committee. niADDEl S KEMPISTY- -Academic Chemistry Club, Yearbook. Finance Committee, Track, Intramural Sports, Boys’ Patrol, Homeroom Officer. IJ E K X A RI) K E X X Y ' ocational Boxing Club, Minstrel. JOA X X E K EPICS—Academic Historical Society, Basketball, Dramatics. Finance Committee. Intramural Sports, Silhouette Staff. Yearbook, Bowling, Homeroom Officer, Club Officer. Y 11 I IA M K LSI DA Y A cad cm ic Varsity Football. Varsity Basketball. Track Team. Intramural Basketball, Intramural Sports Committee, Class Officer, Homeroom Officer. BE I I V J AXE K M I 1 —Commercial Forensic Club. Embroidery Club, Yearbook Representative. Yearbook Staff. Finance Committee, Football t’sher. Basketball. Mushball. Soccer Intramurals, Vocational Officer Assistant, All Star Soccer. Homeroom Bowling, Dramatics, Sophomore All-Star Basketball. MICHAEL KNOPICK. I R.—Academic Madrigal Club. Boys’ Glee Club. Varsity Football Captain. Varsity Baseball, Varsity Basketball, Varsity Track. Chorus Concert, Boys’ Intramural Sports Committee, Health Committee. Club Officer. Committee Chairman. XI( K KNOPICK- Distributors Kdncation Retail Selling Club. Club Officer. HE LEX’ KOVACS—General. MARGARET L. KOPCHICK—General Girls' Reserve Club. Girls' Glee Club. Yearbook Staff, Bowling, Concert PAI L A. KOPRIVA—Vocational Stage Squad. Vocational Intramurals. Semaphore Squad. Minstrel, Squad Captain. ROSE MARIE KRAYNYK Academic Historical Society. Student Senate. Varsity Debate. National Forensic League, National Honor Society. Drama-tits. Assembly C ommittee, Bowling. Student Congress. Patrol Captain. Committee Chairman. Homeroom Officer. Silhouette News Editor. Yearbook Co-Editor-in-Chief, Yearbook Representative. Atomic Energy Council.tkat ujppontii a monument KKETZLbK KRISTUFEK KRIVICH KROLL KULBACKI KUNTZ KUNY KURASH LARIMER LAVELLE LEOPARDI LOJEK LOSCHIAVO MACK MACURAK The Seniors of 1947 BETTY LOU KRETZLER—Commercial Madrigal Club, Gymnastics, Assembly Committee, Homeroom Officer. ROBERT KRISTUFEK- -Distributive Education Retail Selling Club, Current Events Club. Football Reserves. Football Patrol, Stage Squad, Minstrel. ELIZA B ET11 KRIVICH —Academic Glee Club. Library Science Club, All Star Mushball, Vocal Concert. WILMA BERNICE KROLL- Academic Hobby Club, (’.iris’ Glee Club. Yearbook, Finance Committee. Vocal Concert. DOLORES Kl'LBACKI—Distributive Education Retail Selling Club. PAUL KUNTZ- Academic Band. Orchestra. ROBERT’ 11. Kl NY—Academic Band. Orchestra, Intramural Basketball. Bowling. Homeroom Officer, President of Student Senate. JOSEPH KURASH Academic Varsity Football Club. Basketball Club. Varsity Football. Track. Bleacher Squad. Intramural Sports. Student Sen- ate. Boys’ Choi us Homeroom Officer, Intramural Captain. B A R B A R A L A R I M E R—(lateral Silhouette. Chemistry Club. Intramural Sports. All Star Soccer. Intramural Captain. 1N EZ 1 .A V E LLE—General Girl Reserves, Typing Club. Football Banquet, Soccer, Mushball. Yearbook, Vocal Concert. SAMUEL L EOP A RI I—Academic Basketball Club. Band. Basketball Manager. Intramural Sports. JOSEPH LOJEK—Academic Hobby Club. Physics Club. Astronomy Club. Intramural Basketball. Student Senate, Homeroom Officer, Club Officer. VINCENT LOSCHIAVO—Academic Hobby Club. Reserve Football. Track Manager. Intramural Sports, Football Manager, Bleacher Squad, ( lub Officer. IRE N E YIA CK—Commercial. )OSEPH MACURAK. J R.—Vocational Vocational etenria peace. MAJETIC MAKER MANOLERAS MANINI MANOS MARIDAKIS MARTI MATANICK MATANIC MATHEWS MATIKA MATSON MATTUCCI MAUCHLINE MAUK The Ambridge Senior Wli.I.IAM J. M A J FTI C—Vocational Boxing flub. Minstrel. Intramurals. Cheerleader Sound Squad. Football Light and Sound Squad. Basketball Scoreboard. Vocational Student - Council, Gymnastics, Reserve Football. Shop Officer. • A . I) R K V . I A K K R Distributir • Education Retail Sales Club. Football Patrol. Boys’ Chorus. Classroom President, Club President. AND RON I K A M A NOLER A S—Commercial Glee Club. Finance Committee. I. V DIA M A . I NI —Distributive Education Retail Sales Club. Soft Ball. Basketball. Soccer, Homeroom Officer. M I K F M A NOS 'ocatioual Boxing Club. Minstrel. A LFX MARIDAKIS- Icademic Historical Society. Boys’ Glee Club, Boxing Club. Intramural Sports. DON M A R PI—General Band. Orchestra. ROB KRT M AT A N I ( K—Academic Book Club. College Club, Astronomy Club. Baseball. Student Senate. National Honor Society, Intramural Basketball. Bowling. Club Committee, Homeroom Officer. Junior Class Treasurer. s V INC I :. T M A T A N IC—Academic Chess Club. Varsity Basketball. Varsity Baseball. Senior Class 'Treasurer. I ION AID M A I 11 F. W S—Academic Madrigal Club, Boys' Glee Club, Physics. Biology, Science Club, Patrol, Club Officer. I 0 ROT 11V M AT 1 K A—General Girl Reserves. Tvping Club. Yearbook. Concert. Basketball. Mushball. MARY LOU MATSON—Academic Biology. Club Committee, Yearbook. Mushball, Student Senate, Homeroom Officer, Committee Chairman. HELEN E. MATTUCCI—General Typing Club. Girls’ Glee Club. Vocal Concert. Mushball. Bowling. Mixed Chorus. Finance Committee, Club Officer. J O A N N E M A UCII LI N E—Academic Silhouette. Speech Squad. Gymnastics. Football Patrol, Student Senate, Assembly Committee. Dramatics. Homeroom President, Patrol Lieutenant. Yearbook Editor, National Forensic League Secretary. DO ROT IIV M AI K—Academic , Typing Club, Gymnastic Team, Girls' Glee Club. Biology Club. Dramatics, Refreshment Committee. Club Officer. — 35 —ane, pnoad MAUK MAUPIN MAXWELL MAZUR MAZZETTI McFarland McKEE McKELVY McNALLY McVAY MEINERT MICOCHIN MIEDANNER MIHALOW MIKETA The Seniors of 1947 MARY LOUISE IAI K General Correspondence Club, Typing Club WILLIAM K. MAI PIN General Chemistry Club, Chess Club. ' MILDRED MAE MAXWELL—Academic Art Club Assembly Training Club. Hand. Refreshment Committee. I'll ERISA M A Z U R—Academic Library Council, Historical Society, National l'orensic League. Student Congress, Vocal Concert, Silhouette Advertising Manager. Yearbook Manager. N AZA REN MAZZETTI—Academic Silhouette Club, Club Committee, Pos er Club. Gymnastics. Intramural Sports Committee. Bowling, Homeroom Officer, Club Officer. J A M ES McFARLANI)— 'ocational Gym Team. Boxing. Silhouette Representative. earhook Representative. Intramural Sports. Intramural Sports Committee. Minstrel, Stage Squad. Vocational Student Council. Homeroom Officer. ARTHCR McKEE—General Checker Club, Band. Homeroom Officer. JOANN E McK EI.V Y—Academic Cheerleader. Club Committee. Intramural Sports, Assembly Committee, Leaders’ Club, Dramatics, Gymnastics, Yearbook, Homeroom Officer. PA TRICIA BARBARA McNALLV—General International Language Club. Orchestra, Band. PAUL McVAY Vocational Stage Squad. Ministrel, Intramural Sports. MA RGARET MElN ERT—Academic Glee Club. Typing Club, Usher Committee, Club Presi-f dent. DOR OTIIY MI COC111N—Commercial Library Science Club. MA Y MIEDANN ER—Academic Glee Club, Finance Committee. NICK Mill A LOW—Vocational. JAMES MIK ET A—V ocational Minstrel, Vocational Intramurais. — 36 —to hatft leanritd MILNICK MOLCHFN MOkANZ MOURADIAN MUSGRAVE NASTICH NEL1CK NELSON NIELSON NOIJRIGAT OLKOWSKI ORENO ORLER CSLICK OMBRES The Ambridge Seniors MARY ANN MILNICK General Correspondence Club, Finance Committee, Basketball, Mushball. Soccer, Yearbook Representative. Football Usher. M A RGA R FT MOLCIIKN—General. NORBERT JOHN MORANZ—Academic Madrigal Club, Glee Club, Varsity Football, Varsity Basketball, Track. BOGIIAS PAUL MOURADIAN—General Chemistry Club, Homeroom Officer, Student Senate, Honor Roll Committee Chairman. VIRGINIA MAK MUSGRAVK -General Forensic, Band. Yearbook. Homeroom Officer. JEANETTE ADLYN NELSON—General Madrigal Club. Silhouette Staff. Honor Roll Committee. Girls' Chorus. Usher Committee. Patrol. Yearbook, lunior Class Play. Bowling. Club Officer. PET RINA ESTHER XI FI. SON—General Library Science Club Glee Club. Vocal Concert. Silhouette Representative. GARY NO U RIGAT—General Madrigal Club, Boys’ Chorus. Intramural Basketball. DOLORES OLKOWSKI —General Glee Club. MARY ANN OREXI)—Commercial Girls' Glee Club, Yearbook Staff. Vocal Concert, Circulation Manager. T FI X A ST I (’II—Academic Checkers Club. Track, Patrol. Silhouette, Guidance Committee, National Honor Society. Homeroom Officer, Committee Chairman. Club Officer. Secretary Student Senate. E S TII F R X FLICK —Com menial Glee Club, Yearbook Staff. Finance Committee. Music Concert, Homeroom Officer. VI RG IN IA O R L E R—Academic Gymnastics, Yale-Princeton Cheerleader. B F RXICF. OS LICK—Commercial Typing Club, Finance Committee. A R M A XI 0 OM B R ES—General Historical Society, International Society. Club Officer. — 37 —toJeriance, uridlenAtaridlLric , anc5 bnotkerikood!, ORLANDOS OSTROWSKI OTRHALIK OWENS OWENS PALMER PAPANTONIO PARASIDER PARHAM PASTELAK PAUL PAZZANITA PERRIS PINCHOT PLOFCHAN The Seniors of 1947 GEORGE ORLANDOS- Academic Boxing. Boys’ Patrol. LOUS OSTROWSKI—Vocatiokal Stage Squad. Baseball, Intramural Basketball. MILDRED OTRHALIK—Distributive Education Needlework. Retail Selling. Intramural Sports, Club Officer. C11A RM A LEE O'W EN S—Commercial International Language Club, Advanced Typing Club. I’sher Committee. Senate, Silhouette. Yearbook, National Honor Society, Homeroom Officer. Club Officer. TAMAR OWENS -General Glee Club, Literary Book Club. JAMES PALMER. JR.—Academic Hobby Club, Madrigal Club, Boys’ Glee Club, Yearbook Editor. National Honor Society, Vocal Concerts. Physics Club, Intramurals. Club Officer. Vocal Soloist. Mid-Western Chorus. MARY CONSTANCE PAPANTONIO—Academic Silhouette Advertising. Book Club. Typing Club. Yearbook. Vocal Concerts. Intramural Basketball. Glee Club. DOLOR ES C A T11E R IN E PAR A SID E R—Commercial Needlework, Home Economics Club. BERNICE PARIIAM—Academic International Language Society, Historical Society, Glee Club. Yearbook Advertising Staff. Silhouette Advertising Staff. Club Officer. AGNES PASTELAK— Academic Biology Club, Intramurals, Club Officer. I R EN E PA UL—Academic Glee Club. Madrigal Club. Concert, Yearbook. A NT HON Y PAZZA N IT A—Academic Checker Club. Yearbook, Intramural Sports Committee. Historical Society. Track, National Honor Society. Iri-tramurals. College Club. Lost and Found, Homeroom Officer, Class Officer, Bowling. A RTI E PER RIS—Commercial Art Club, Vocal Concert. DOROTHY ANN PI NCI IOT—General Glee Club, Advanced Typing Club, Yearbook. Intramurals, Football Refreshment Committee, Homeroom Officer. JOAN P LO EC 11A N—Com mercial Library Science (Tub. Yearbook. Hobby Club. Homeroom Officer, Club Officer.u? u?£ kaM practice POCHYBA PORTER PRASKO PROKOPOVICH PSINKA PCMKARIC RASKOVSKY IHCH RILEY ROBBINS IKD iERS ROSENFELD ROSINKO ROSSO ROWLEY The Ambridge Seniors THERESA POCHYBA—dcadonvic Glee Club. Silhouette Representative, Refreshment Commit tee, Homeroom Officer. MILDRED IRENE PORTER—Commercial 'Typing Club, Finance Committee. Silhouette Staff. A X N . IA RIE PR A S K O—Distributive Ed,neat ion. A N N P R O K O PO VIC11—Corn mercial Typing Club. DOROTHY M. PSINKA—General Art Club, Publicity Committee, Assembly Committee, Silhouette Stuff. Girls' Patrol, Junior Class Play. Usher Committee, Homeroom Officer, Club Officer. JOHN PI SKARI(’— Vocational Current Events Club. Intramurals, 'Track, Minstrel. Yearbook Staff Silhouette, Semophore Squad, Bowling. SCZANXE RASKOVSKY—General Girls’ Glee Club. EVELYN PATRICIA RICH—General Glee Club, { sher Committee, Vocal Concert. SHIRLEY RILE General Glee (’lul», Book Club. Madrigal Club. Art Club, Silhouette Staff. Vocal Concert. Intramurals. Homeroom Officer, Classroom Officer. Yearbook Editor. J E A N ROBBINS—General Leaders’ Club, Gymnastic Club, Yearbook Staff. Yearbook Representative, Finance Committee. Intramurals. Dramatics, Homeroom Officer. Club Officer. All Star Basketball. C11A R L ES ROG E R S—Vorational Ministrel. Intramurals, Stage Squad. F R A N K R OS E N F ELI)—Academic Boys Glee Club. Madrigal Club. Vocal Concert, Silhouette Editor. Intramural Basketball. Bowling. Patrol. E1. E A NOR R OS I N K O—-7cadrmic Girls’ Reserve. International language. Typing Club. Girls’ Patrol. Basketball, Bowling. Football Patrol. AL ROSSO—General Band, Orchestra i Y ILLIAM ROW I.EY—Vocational Yearbook, Blue Print Reading Club. Vocational Minstrel, Intramurals. Football Patrol. Shop Officer. — 39 -to kou7 oun c natitudfe RUSKIN SAPIA SAPOVCHAK SANTRY SANTANGELO SESULE SE2ENIAS SHORSHER SHULICK SIAUS SIGNORELLI SIKOV SILLA SLAVIK SLIVIAK The Seniors of 1947 MARION LKK RUSKIN—Commercial Leader's Club. Historical Society, Debate Squad. Dramatics. Journalism. Silhouette, Yearbook, Assembly Com-mitee. Intramural Basketball, Make-up Committee, Science Forum. Yale-Princeton Manager, Homeroom Officer. ROSK SAPIA—General Glee Club, ('horns. STEV K SA POVCIIAK—Vocational Intramural Basketball Captain. Varsity Baseball. Stage Squad. Minstrel. Club Officer. ROSE RITA ANNE SANTRY— Vocational Home Economics Glee Club. Usher Committee. Vocal Concert, Refreshment Committee. Football I’sher. M A RI E S A NT A N( KL —Commercial Girls' Reserve, Library Science, Bowling. Basketball, Football I’sher, Recreation Committee, Homeroom Officer. VIRGINIA JEAN SESTILE—Academic Leaders’ Club, Silhouette, Student Senate. All-Star Soccer, Basketball. Yale-Princeton. All-Star Mushball. Make-up Committee. Dramatics, Silhouette Representative. Bowling. Gymnastics. Yearbook. Cheerleader Captain. Homeroom Officer. Classroom Officer, Committee Chairman. A NICK S Y.Yi E NIA S—A endemic Chemistry Club. Biology Club. Patrol. Blueprint Bead-hig Club. Intramural Sports, Track. MARTHA M. SIIORSIIER—Commercial Art Club. Glee Club, Vocal Concert. Yearbook, Gyiry-nasties. Silhouette. Homeroom Officer. DOROTHY LOl’ISE SIIILKX—Commercial Glee Club, Library Science. Vocal Concert. Bowling. Basketball. Yearbook, Assembly Committee. Club Committee. Homeroom Officer. VICTORIA ANN SI A IS—Commercial Library Science, Yearbook. Club Officer. THEODORA SIG N OR E LLI—Com mere in I Typing Club. Historical Society, Silhouette. ANITA SIKOV—General Madrigal Club, Leader's Club, Girls' Glee Club. National Forensic League, Student Congress. Junior Class Play. National Honor Society. Vocal Concert, Assembly Committee. Homeroom 'Committee. Mid-Western Chorus, Student Senate, Homeroom Officer. Yale-Princeton. Silhouette Editor, Yearbook Co-Editor. ED MIND SI LI .A—Academic Boys’ Glee Club. Madrigal Club, Vocal Concert. Mid-Western Chorus, State Chorus, Bowling. Club Officer. PAUL SLAVIK Vocational Assembly training Club. Minstrel. Junior Class Play. TOM SLIVIAK—Academic College Club, Boxing. Intramurals.jjon, u?kat -kteei kaA c iaen. SMILEY SMITH SMOLNERY SMRZLICK SOKAC SOVICH SPAGNOLA SPARCIE SPENCER STANISKI STEPANICK STRANKO STROHM SUCHY, D SUCHY, M. The Ambridge Seniors ROSE MARIE SMILKV—Commercial Book Club. Girls Glee Club. Madrigal Club, Yearbook Staff. Vocal Concert. Csher Committee. J A M KS SM I Til—General Chemistry Club. Physics Club, Nature Club. OLGA ,SMOL. E k V—A cad,-mu Girls' Glee Club. Vocal Concert, Club Officer. I’ETEK SM kZLIC K—Commercial Chess Club, Track, Bowling, Intramural Basketball. JOHN SO K A C—General Patrol. Basketball, Bowling. ANNA MAY SOV1CH—Commercial Glee Club, Gymnastic Club, Gymnastics Team. Venal Concert, Homeroom Officer. ELOkA IRENE SPAGNOLA—Commercial Homeroom Committee, Concerts, Silhouette. k () B E RTG EC )kGE S P A k C1 E—I Vocational Current Events Club. Vocational Student Council. Intramural Basketball. Minstrel. Silhouette. JEAN SPENCER—Academic. EDWARD C. STANISKI—Academic Varsity Football, Varsity Basketball. Track, Homeroom Officer. RAV STEPANICK—General Varsity Basketball, Baseball. JOSEPII STRANKO—Academic Blue Print Club, Boys’ Chorus, Madrigal. Football. Intramural Sports. EA k L STROHM—Vocational Vocational Senate. IK)ROTIIV SUCHV—Commercial Glee Club, Handicraft Club, Yearbook Staff. Finance Committee, Silhouette Staff. Concert, Mixed Chorus, Club Officer. t MARTHA M A RIE S UC11Y—Commercial Cheering Club. Finance Committee, Girls’ Patrol, Yearbook Staff, Club oan community suniA SVACH SWAIN SWEESY SWERDI SWINARSKI SYLVESTER TEDESCO TOPOLSKI TOWCIMAK TURKEL TYRO VALAVANIS VANDENBORD VAUGHN The Seniors of 1947 IA R Y A N N S I’ I 1A—A cads mic Girl Reserves, Speech Club. Girls’ Glee Club. Yearbook Staff. Make-up Committee. Football Patrol. Assembly Committee. Debate Squad. Dramatics. Art Club. i V R A N K SVACH —General Hook Club. Hand. Orchestra. Basketball. Hand. Minstrel Hand. (K X K S Y A I X — A rad,-mit Intramural Basketball. Minstrel. Patrol. CHARLES S Y K K S Y—A cad cm ic Chess Club. Chemistry Club. Checkers Club, Reserve Basketball. Intramurals. Baseball. Softball. Student Senate. Club Officer. 11 KI. F. X S Y F R DI —Commercial Yearbook Staff. Tardy Checker. DOLORES SWINARSKI—General Typing Club. MARY I. SYLVESTER—General Typing Club. Glee Club. Homeroom Officer. 1.1.1Z A H ET11 M T EI ESCO—Academic Girl Reserves, Gymnastics. Howling. I.F.O TOBOLSK I—Vocational. DORC T 11 Y T Y CIM A K—Academic Glee Club, Leaders’ Club. Patrol. l:sher Committee, Yale-Princeton. All-Star Mushball. Howling, Soccer, Club Officer. J A M ES TURK EL—General Intramurals. Basketball. Bowling. Vocational Student Council. ROSE D. TYRO -Commercial Typing Club. 11 ETT Y V AI .A V ANIS—Academic. ELEANOR VAXDENBORD—GeneraI Madrigal. S A RAH VACGIIN—A cadem ic Girl Reserves, Typing Club. Band, Silhouette Staff.and! on. u?kat oun ckooJ VEGA VERDU VITA VLADUCHEK VLASIC WAGNER WAGNER WASSUM WATACH WELLING WHITMORE WILKES WILLIAMS WOLICKI WOLOSZYN The Ambridge Seniors M A R'L 1 N LCI A 'ocational Intramural Basketball. Vocational Minstrel. MARY LOU VEKL)lT—Academic International Language Club, Chemistry Club, Refreshment Committee, Club Officer. 0 R LA X IK) YITA—I'ocational Intramural Basketball. V’ocational Minstrel, Homeroom Officer. W A I I' I. R V LA I l CI I KK— ocational. 1. l ; K X K V I. A SIC—General Astronomy Club, Bowling. Intramural Basketball, Band, Orchestra. Basketball, Midwestern Band. Minstrel Band. FLFAXOR R. WAGNER—General Leaders’ Club. Cheerleading Club, Gymnastics Club, Majorette. Yale-Princeton. All Star Mushball. Intramural Sports Committee, Intramurals. Usher Committee. 1 () 11 X A (i X’ K R — Vocational Intramural Basketball. Baseball Manager, Bowling. 1 ’AT RICIA W A SSI ’ M—Commercial Art Club. Book Club. Publicity Club. Yearbook. Orches tra, Mushball, Club Officer. CHRISTINE A. WATACH—Commercial Yearbook Staff. Homeroom Officer. CAROL NY E L LIXC»—Distributive Education Girls Reserves, Club Committee, Gymnastics Team. PATRICIA WHITMORE—Distributive Education Sewing Club. Retail Selling Club, First Aid Club, Biology Club. P A T RI Cl A W ILK KS—Academic Gymnastics, Band. Silhouette, Yearbook. Assembly Committee. Lost and Found Committee, Homeroom Officer. M A RG A R ET WILLI A MS—General Art Club, Chorus, Basketball. HELEN M. WOLICKI—Commercial Leaders’ Club. Majorette. Silhouette Staff. Yale-Prince-ton Mushball. MAR Y WOI .OSZ Y X'—Distributive Education Glee Club, Retail Selling. Finance Committee. Bowling.ka c Ltfen to u . WOOD WOOD WORK YEE YURICH ZAK ZAKARIAN ZBREZNY ZEHNDER ZERVOS ZONDOS The Seniors of 1947 ETTA JEAN WOOD—Vocational. 11 A N1T A W OOI)— r(n ational Girls’ Glee Club. I 111; K I ( I: W O R K —Academic Glee Club, Intramural Sports. Vocal Concerts. Girls' Chorus, Mixed Chorus. Yearhook Staff. Silhouette Staff, Bowling, Homeroom Officer, Club Officer. MOM.IE Y E E—A cad cm ic. SUSAN A. ZAKARIAN—General Girls’ Glee Club, Girls' Reserve, Madrigal. Vocal Concerts. Finance Committee. I)OROTIIY ZBREZNY—Academic. ELEANOR JEAN ZEHNDER—General Knitting Club, Yearbook Staff, Club Committee. Refreshment Committee. Silhouette Staff. Orchestra, String Ensemble, Bowling. Atomic Energy Council. I I. AIN E Y I' R IC11 Com mereial Silhouette Representative. BETTY MAE ZAK Distributive Education Patrol. Silhouette, Concert, Yearbook. Activity Committee. Intramurals, Mixed Chorus. C l I OP E Z E R VOS—Commercial. SONYA M. Silhouette Committee, Homeroom ZONDOS Distributive Education • Staff. Concerts, Nearbook Staff, Activity Intramurals. Mixed Chorus. Football Usher, Officer. X — 44 —SENIORS WHOSE PICTURES DO NOT APPEAR KDWAKD BI’KLETT—General. I. EN A COR ETTK General. WILLIAM DAVIS— Voeational. ROBERT DIXON—Vocational. JOHN I)I NN -General. PETER ELIOPOLIS Academic. CHARLES FIR N ESS—General. MICHAEL G A B I. E—Com met eial. HAROLD GROSS- -Academic. Chemistry Club. Chess Club, Intramurals. B1'. R N A I) I'. I II1. (it I . R ■( 'ommcrcial rt Club, Publicity Committee. Assembly Committee, International languages, Yearbook Staff, Volley Ball. JOHN 1IACSER— Academic. I )ONA LD HOFFMAN—Vocational. RAYMOND HOF FM A N—Vocational Voeational Minstrel. Bowling. Intramurals, Vocational Student Council. 11A R R V .1 ON ES—Academic Madrigal Club, Boys’ Glee Club, Mid-Western Chorus. 11 ELEN KAMI NSK I—Distributive Education Glee Club. Typing Club. Retail Selling Club. Finance Committee. Library Council. GEORGE K I R IS11 ’oeational Minst rel. STANLEY' LA PI NSK I Vocational Minstrel. JOHN M1NI)EK— ’oeational V(Rational Senate. Gymnastics. Intramural Basketball. 11 LA N MR A OVICII I oeational Aviation Club. Varsity Football. Varsity Baseball. Y'ars-ity Track. STANLEY RONCEVICII Poster Club. -General BILL STRANKO oeational. ALLEN S W A I X — I ’oeational Intramural Basketball. I 0 LORES TED YS—Distributive Ed motion. RICHARD I E R LES K Y—Academic Boxing Club, Intramural Sports. Golf, Homeroom Officer. JOSEPH W A LG I S Vocational. — 45 —O4 HIS year, the juniors were totally un-aware of the fact that they were really “Juniors” until December 13, when they were greeted by the seniors at the annual Junior-Senior Dance. There were many sad memories of the previous year, when they were considered ’‘green.” They recalled the Sophomore Reception, where they were greeted quite forcefully, and also the treatment given them throughout the year by the upper-classman. I’pon recognition of their elevation, they elected Joseph Walko as their president; Andy Miketa. vice-president; Becky Stettler, secretary; and Mike Sovich, treasurer. Miss Forcey, Miss Duffy, and Mr. Mattuch were the advisors of this talented group. Robert Hunt, Hob Bezuk. Lawrence Mc-Candless. Bill Carpenter. Orlando Loschiavo. and George Sprock gave a tine representation of the class on the gridiron, while AI Seaman, and Orrie Loschiavo were promising contestants for the varsity basketball team. These juniors also gave a fine dramatic performance. entitled “One Mad Night.” in which they displayed the quality of their class. These aggressive juniors honored the seniors appropriately at the annual Prom. Walko THE Sovich Stettler Miketa 1947 JUNIORS Row 1 : Antonetli, Armstrong. Ashenhart, Asperger. Athens. Aversa. Hailey. Barrett, Barto. Bauman. Bear. Bcchack. Behcler Behnke. Bclis. Row 2: Bender, Benedict. Besceglia. Bezuk. Binger, Kionda. Bogosian. Bolimos. Bologna. Boscnetto, Bowan. Boyd Brandt. Brendle. Brown. Row 3: E. Bufalini, F. Bufalini. L. Bufalini. Brush. Berton. Byrne. Cain. Caputa. Cardinalc. Carnc vale. E. Carpenter. V Carpenter. 1). Carpenter. Carter. Casello. Row 4: Catalucci, Charni. Chupka, Compagnoni. Cooper, Copus Corey. Costanza, S. Cramer. C. Cramer, Croner. Curry, Dale. D’amico, Dankocsik. Row 5: Davie. Davies. Delack. De Marco Dempsey. Devanazio, Dredenick. M. Dugan. S. Dugan. T. Dugan. Doris Durniak. Dorothy Durniak., Eberhart. Klliott. Falkow ski. Row' 6: Farkosovsky. W. Fausti, A. Fausti, Fennell, Feenstra. Ferguson, Ferrence, Fittante. Flick. Fowler, Freed, D Gadomski. E. Gadomski. Gagliardi, Gammern. — 46 —Row I: C.apinski. Garbinsky. Gavlick. ('.carer, Gcisler. Gerazounis. Ciammaria. Gilmore, C.ourlcy. (.ray. (.regorek. J.rcsli. (»nlf,n. (.udzan, Gulish. Row 2: Gulish. Hacker. Halm. Halicek. Hall. Hallaman. Hapick. Hendrickson. Ilcrvoich. Hmzman. Hill. Himmc. Umiak.Holmes. I loot man. Row 3: Hoover. Horak. Horvat. Hoskins. Ilovancc. Huk. Hunt. Iwanczyk. Jackson. Jamieson. Janccko. J.iiiuciiu. Jarzynka. Johnson. Row 4: Johnson. I). J. Jones. J. loncs. R. Join-. Jordan. Kaiser. Kalla-, Kalowdo-ki. kam e’-ki. (. Karnava-. fsarnava-. Karolak. Karr. Keck. Kcczmer. ftow 5: kennv. King. Kl --. R. V. Kloo. Kolmt. kolakow-ki. Kopac. korda ». ko»«la. No »inski, K. Kosiniski. Ko-is. Kosta-. Kozak. Kroll. Row 6: Kubinski. Kuncio. Kurlak. Laman. Landis. Laris. Levy. Lewis, S. Lewis, Lazar. Los cliiavo, Losco, Lutz. Lynch. Mihalinac. Row 1 : Mahoney. R. Mahoney. Maker. Malay. Mantel. Matnula. Manaloukas. Marshall. Mantua. Mata. Matchett. Mathias. Matson. Me Cand!c s. Mc( I'key. Row 2: McCauley. McCoy. McFarland. McKinney. T. McKinney. McStay. Mcgown. Mchenko. Mcrcandante, Mctclsky. .Mickey, Ed. Mickey. L. Mickey. Mihajlovich. Mihalic. Row 3: Mihalow. Miketa. Miller. Mitchell. Morgan. Musi. Myers, N'adzak. Na-tich. Nattgle. Negery, Neiman. Nesbitt. Nestor, A. K. Nestor. Row 4: Niaros. Noland, Nowaczcwski. Olcarczyk, Opriska. Osso, Ostrowski. Oztmch. Pastonovich. Paitick. Paw lack. Perkins, Pctkush. Petricko, Pctrinn. Row 5: IVtroskovich. Plesli. Pocorus. Poling. Powell. Prostak. Puchach. Punjach. Radwanski. Rankin. Rapso. Reader. Rccsc. Keithmiller. Richardson. Row 6: Riley, Rinaldi, Robertson. Rodriguez, Rogin ki. Roman. Ronoskv. Roppo. Rosinko, Rossi. Rotolo, Rupik. Rytel, Sabol. Sacco. — 47 —Row 1 : Salvati, Sanlarelli, Sapp, Schermerhorn, Schulthcis, Schultz. Seaman. Scibcl, Shaffer. Shapcrt. Scheppy. Sheinian. Shoup. Shu lick. Sichl. Row 2: Simon. Sinchak. Skinner. Skonieczna. Skocya. Sloppy. Smcrigan. Smith, Sollcy. Sovich, Sposaro, Sprock. Stacy Stettlcr. Stewart. Row 3: Stewart. Storar. Strano, Strajek. Sudik. Sulkowski. Sumrak. Swain. Swerdi. Symes. Tckstar. Tesnovich, Theo dore. A.( Tomaszewski. K. 4: F. Tomaszewski, Torhan. Tournour. Troun. Tylosky, I’lbrich, Yaigas. Vaiftas. 'alle corsa. v »«•»•»i- r... Waschak. Row 5: Weber. Whitchair, YVilamowski, Williams. Windham. Witowich Wojtkowski. Wrobleski, Yaworsky,Vec.Yesncch. Zappie, Zells. Zielinski. Zubic. J HE FIRST few days for the sophomores were nothing but confusion. Soon they began to realize that their upperclassmen looked upon them as a group struggling to be recognized. Oh! yes, the juniors and seniors did turn out to welcome the “newcomers” vigorously at the Sophomore Reception: however, they had a treacherous gleam ✓ O in their eyes. Although a few casualties were reported on the Sophomore side, they enjoyed themselves immenslv. They elected Paul Krdelyan, George Mihal-ic. Mary Ann Moranz, and Frances Batz as president, vice-president, secretary, and treasurer. respectively, to defend them as class officers. and to see to it that they received all the recognition and respect due them. Representing each and every one of their fellow “sufferers." these officers worked hard all year to accomplish this task. Mr. Desanzo. Miss Smith, and Miss S. Adams, were the advisers of this brave group, and during the year they did all in their power to help them become adjusted to the senior high. However, this very promising sophomore class is earnestly looking forward to being a grand senior class in PMO. and all the juniors and seniors are rooting for them. Moranz Batsz Mihalic Erdelyan THE 1947 SOPHOMORES Row I: Agrecy. Amslcr. Anderson. Arthur. Asafaylo, Aspiotes. Austin. I). Babyok. K. Babyok. Bolimos. Ball. Balogn. I). Barnhart L. Barnhart. M. Barnhart. Row 2: Barr. Bartosh. Barto. Bosanac. Batz. Bevant. Beancr. Beech. Beil. Bellas. Bent . Besick. Biclck. Bisco. Row 3: Bishop. Blackford. Bogosian. Bombiani. Bosh. Botsko. Bowan. K. Boyd. K. Boyd. Brandt. K. Brown, (i. Brown. Brttst. Bryant. Buck. Row 4: A. Bufalini. C. Bufalini. V. Bufalini. Burkett. Burzesr. Butchers, ('apian. Cardinalc. Carroll, Casnhona. ('as-ciano. Ccasar. Chcmsak. Chisinerc. Chop. Row 5: Chudicek, Cirka. .1. Clark. B. Clark. Conti. Cooper. Cover. Covert. Covert, Couch. Creese. Cress, pumashot. Cunningham. Oalcssandres. Row 6: Dalessandress. Dascanio, Datsko. I)avi l, Davidson, Davis. Deane. De-Fredcricis, DcGennaro, DeHart, DeMarco, Despines. Detorakis. B. DiMarzio, Cl. DiMarzio. — 49 —Row 1: Dininno. l)ionc c. Dirdo, l)i hauzi, Dobson. Dodaro, Dofner. Dolinski. Donnelly, Dorogi. Dozier. Drobnak. Dulick. Dumeyer, Dunn. Row 2: Dutko. Elirhart. Krdclyan, Erwin. Kscoto. Jerry Farquhar. Joe Farquhar. Farrar. Feenstra. Felix Ferderbar. I erdi nandus. Fergadis, Firich. Fleming. Row 3: Flick. Fodcrowsky, Fousc, Fratigionc, Frosch. Fulton, Gabriel, .ambles Gaona. Garcia. Ga-spersic. Gatehouse. Gatta. Gaudio. Gerega. Row I: Giammaria, Glas. Glatz. Guerman. Gray. Grosdeck. Gruszczynski. Gudzan. Gutch, (fUzan. Marly n llaitis. Kubci t Hani . 1 (auger, Heibert, llcninch. Row 5: Herrmann, Hilliard. Illadm. Halaico. Horak. A. Horchak. George Horchak. Hull, Humcnik, Iorfido. Jerman, lacovides Ja kulic Johns. Johii’pn.Row 6: Delores Jones, Eileen Jones, Juki, ka-leughcr. Kanakis, Karagianis. Kosarich, Katterson. Kellner, Kerzan, Kirish, Klak, Klein, Kmit. Knestaut. — 50 — VL r § or c t s 5 8 M c ft i f © £ V © ©■ » 1 , rfc J i. Y t © :v,jfc.fc «- . ?£)£1 L tl 4 1? , £t « ' T9 sL £1 % u r ? 5 n rj ?k £,.‘'»0 .'«. 1 2. ■■ ftn!■ f»? ■ ? ?. r ' « » Row 1: O’Connor, Olsen. Orlovsky. Oslick. Oswald, Owens. Pocorus. Pa!ko. Palumbo. Parra. Pisano. Pastclak. 1 .istrurk. I .itricella, Pellegrino Row 2: Penczak, Pcrchiarelle. Perris. Peitrizvkowski. Plcvrl. IMofchan. Plum. Polidora I r:. ko. Sposara. Sq Tamers, Tomana, Tcdys, Teny. 1 : iiM 4ji LM ft n o I n Pi I © ft or Q Z S u 1 © if p r ■ s . h X 1 © ▼€• 1 ft t 0 0 g .1 ft Row 1: iliotnp-on. Fonsick. I ouolski. 1 orhau. Fravoli, alavanis. allero. enneri. ’crdu. Verigood, Veiiorrazzi. Villclla. Ulizio. Volpe. Vukovic.Row 2: Wacht. Wagner. Walter. W aslo. eher. eber. W eil. Whitebait. Wilamouski. Wilkes. W illis. Witkowski. Wozniak. Wright. Wormy. Row 3: Wortny. acovam. lee, Zazac. Zassick. Zielinski, Ziolkowski. Zimnowocki. Zugay. — 51 —STUDENT SENATE Row 1: (Jrecnbcrgcr, Boschctto, Miketa. Kuny. Mr. Horseman. Cipriani, Scstile, McKee, Gozur, Squiro, Jackulic. Row 2: Shcrba, Magis. Keithmillcr, Mou radian. Arnett, Moran . Kailwan ki, Cress. Arthur, Seaman. Ncgrey. Row 3: Kamavas. Montemayor, Matanick. Kosinski. Willis, Karo lak. Krdylan, Gabriel. HISTORICAL SOCIETY Row 1: l.aman. Claudio. Dorn ergue. Bologna. Miss Bovard Kamavas. Nasticb. Jackson. Os wald, Mazur. Row 2: Hall. Kar noski. Bailey. Smith. Ihnatko Barkasky. Kepic . Rankin. Vala van is, Nestor. Row 3: Hendrick son. Ombres, Cipriani. Schiff Levy. STUDENT SENATE The Senate, which is composed of the class and homeroom presidents, is the student governing body of our school. The membership of the various committees of the school must have the approval of this group before they are permitted to function. Our paid assemb’y programs are chosen by the Senate, and the activities dance is under their sponsorship. The publication of a handbook, and the establishment of the Atomic Energy Council are the results of the Senate’s fine work. This legislative department was headed by Robert Kuny. president, who was assisted in his services by Angelo Cipriani, vice-president: Joe Sestile. secretary; and Andy Miketa. recorder. The Senate was well counseled by Mr. Horseman. -54-— HISTORICAL SOCIETY The Ambridge Chapter of the Western Pennsylvania Historical Society has ended another year of successful activity. The roster included 35 students who were interested in local history and current affairs. These historians met during the club period and also two evenings a month, being guided by Miss Bovard. George Ihnatko served as president of this society, and was assisted by Dorothy Bologna, vice-president; Joan Laman. Secretary, and Claire Rankin, treasurer. Andrew Nestor was the Ser-geant-at-Arms. NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY The recognition for which every senior strives is the cherished membership in the National Honor Society. Scholarship, service, leadership, and character are the four cardinal principles of the society To qualify for membership .1 senior must rank in the upper third of the class in scholarship 'Fen per-cent of the junior class is also admitted to serve as a nucleus for the following year's organization. The list of those who are eligible for membership is given t each teacher, who ranks each as either indispensable, recommended, not known, or disapproved. After the results are tallied, fifteeen percent 't the students with the highest rankings become members. Mr Melvin Laing, the director "t the Ambridge Chaptei of the National Honot Society, supervises the selection. NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY Row 1 : Karagianis. Bauman. Greenbcrgcr, Owens, 1'aimer. Kellmer. Green. Sikov. Jula. Row 2: Kara sick. Pazxanita. Gozur, Mr. Laing, Nastich, Cipriani, Kray n k.THE VOCATIONAL DEPARTMENT i HK Vocational Department, directed by Mr. Tag-gart, is composed of five departments. The departments include five shops: Auto Mechanics. Drafting. Klec-tric. Machine, and Woodwork. In the Auto shop, the boys learn the fundamentals of auto mechanics, which they later apply. The drafting students learn the principles of engineering. drawing, and blueprinting. In the Electric shop, the boys learn the fundamentals of electrical work. They repair damaged electrical equipment and do all sorts of repair work in the school. In the Machine shops, the boys learn the fundamentals of machines and machinery. Their work teaches them precision. The boys in the Wood shop learn the use of power tools and study the structure and building of houses and furniture. Related subjects take up half of the vocational student’s time. The diversified course gives the boys an opportunity to prepare themselves for positions in industry. — 56 —SENIOR YEARBOOK STAFF Row 1: Palmer. Sikov, Green berger, Kraynyk. Jula, Bailey, Hcbcrling. Kellnier, Mr. Desanzo. Row 2: Domerguc. McKclvcy. Orend, Janicki, Milnick. Zehnd-er. Bcheler, Smiley. Riley, Mauchline, Bauman. Row 3: Gaudio. Hilliard. Matson. Psinka. Swerdi, Kopchick, Matika. Robbins. Owens, Khrhart. Row 4: Green. Ihnatko, Boneske. Pus-karic. McFarland. Row 5: Paz-zanita. Harris. Karas. YEARBOOK YEARBOOK REPRESENTATIVES Row 1 : Richardson, Karnavas. Narizak. Kroll. Beheler. Hanger. Saludis. Row 2: Austin, Rosin-sky, Janicki, Milnick, Schiff. Robbins. Kpoczak. Cress. Row 3: Fergadis. Orend, Bailey, Bear, Mahalow, Butchers. This Bridger is presented to you by the senior class. 11 has been the puipose of the staff to record vour school life, whether the incidents are happy, sad. serious, or carefree. This is the eighth successive publication of the Yearbook. The finished product represents the endeavors of the Senior Staff, the Advertising and Circulation Staffs, and the Sophomore-Junior Staff. The Senior Staff devoted much time in and out of school, arranging, mounting, and writing. The bulk of the Yearbook arrangement is due to their fine efforts. I'he Advertising Staff began operating in the early part of the year and continued to do so as long as was necessary. I'he financial situation of the publication was greatly improved by this group. The final distribution of the Yearbook to you was taken care of by the Circulation Staff. The members of the Sophomore-Junior Staff worked as apprentices and prepared themselves for future Y’earbook work. The Bridger is yours to read, to keep, and to cherish. X — 58 —YEARBOOK APPRENTICES flow 1 : Richardson. Xadzak. Karnavas. Spiros. Karaganis, Marshall. Olearczyk. Vagas. Austen. I.aman, Rankin. Siehl, Dempsey, Iwanczyk. fioio 2: Gray. Mahalow, Butchers. Bahyok. De.Marzio, Schulteis. King. Kopczak. I’risiaz. ribrich. Kroll. Volpe. Rastrick, Dunn, A’ow 3: Gourley, Vee. Knouse. Kergadis. Cress, Rosinsky. Athens. Jamison, Bear. Kisiday, Levy, Karolak. Laughner, Schiff. USHER COMMITT E E Mow 1 : Olearczyk. McGowan, Yaworsky. Marshall. Vagas. Carnevale. Helierling. 59 2: King. Nelson, Towcimak, Karnoski.SILHOUETTE STAFF Row 1 : Schultz. Troup, Prisiaz. Siehl. Rankin, ('.ray. Domergue. (•audio. Nlauchlinc. Wilkes. Hear. Zeluiiler. Omhro. Row 2: O’Connor. Karasick. Dimarzio. IMhrich. Olearczyk. Dunn, llrown, Farrar. Zomlos, Zak. Riley. Kcpio. Row 3. Levy. llallamau. Jula, Amsler, Larimer. I'sinka. Harris, Cumashot. Garazunos. Karolak. Athens. I’uskaric, Karas. SILHOUETTE EDITORS Row I: Roscnfeld. Ruskin. Mrs. Derflingcr. Green. Kraynyk. Ihnatko. Sestile. Row 2: Papan-tonio. Heheler, Karagianis, Nelson. Mazur. SILHOUETTE The Silhouette is the worthy publication which has been printed by and for the students of Ambridge High since 1924. The 1946-47 school year was a record breaker. Several six page editions were printed. March was the month for the April Fool issue, which was the first edition of eight pages. The Silhouette staff and Mrs. Derflinger. the sponsor, maintained worthy memberships in the National and Columbia Scholastic Press Associations. The circulation this year was approximately 1000. Subscriptions were received and the papers were delivered by the homeroom representatives. The advertising staff solicited ads. and thus helped the financial situation. The photography staff and cartoon staff were two new additions this year. The Columbia Scholastic Press Association rated the 1947 Silhouette second best high school paper in the nation; an honor of which we are very proud. 60 —FACULTY STAFF Finance Director. Miss Kathryn Ross Sponsor Mrs. Virginia Derflinger Typing Director Miss Elinor Mermelstein Editor-in-chief News Editor Boys’ Sports Editor Ciiris’ Sports Editor Feature Editor Humor Editor Exchange Editor This has been a banner year for the distributive education course. It was one of the largest of its nature in Pennsylvania. Conferences, guest speakers, sales demonstrations, field trips, projects, and movies were used to vitalize the program. The highlight of the year was the construction of a movie film strip by the class. STUDENT STAFF Harry Green Rose Marie Kraynyk George Ihnatko Jeanne SestUe Marion Rusk in Frank Rosenfeld Anita Sikov Advertising Manager Business Managers Circulation Manager Chief Typists Proofreaders Theresa Mazur Mary Papantonio Lois Beheler Lou Karagianis Beverly Bauman Dae Ann Chilcote Charmalee Owens Jeanette Nelson DISTRIBUTIVE EDUCATION Kristufek. (Jirgash. Mr. Kpstein, Maker, Barlow. Moreth. Guzan. Hoko, Otrahalik — 61 —1. And now Crunchy Nuts presents . . . 2. Forward, March! 3. Lovely, lovely, the room, of course. 4. A kibitzer in every corner. 5. Here’s mud in your eye. r 6. That’s my bishop! V1. Looking for something? 2. Teacher’s paradise. 3. Sorry, we’re all tied up. 4. Shirts, careful with those scissors. 5. Ah! Mr. Palmer, put ’’Mickey Mouse” on. 6. This ought to keep ’em in stitches.ATOMIC ENERGY COUNCIL Due to the efforts of Edward Karolak, executive chairman. Gloria Farrar and Georgianne Dunn, executive secretaries, the Atomic Energy Council became an active and expansive group of about fifty members. At one of the weekly meetings,cards of membership were issued to all the students. Speakers on many phases of the problem were heard, and many projects were planned. Class representatives chosen were Rose Kraynyk and Vincent Matanic for the seniors. Patricia Schultz and Edward Karolak of the juniors, and Gloria Farrar and Bernard Komar representing the sophomores. The students strove to educate themselves, concerning the potentiality of atomic fission and the present state of world affairs, thereby realizing the urgency of world atomic control and world unity. The prime purposes of the committee were (1.) To study the scientific principles underlying atomic energy. (2.) To study the good and bad applications of nuclear fission. (3.) To study how atomic energy may influence the future of our lives, so that we may strengthen and perpetuate democracy. (4.) To distribute information about atomic energy. Row 1: McStay. DiMarzio, Prisaz, Dunn, Karolak. Farrar, Yettorazzi. Kraynyk. Komar. Row 2: Butchers, .Marshall. J’ri.siaz. Richardson, Matchctt. Zrhmlcr, Work. .Mahoney, t’Jbrich. Mauchline. Karnavas. Row 3: Mr. Horsman, Gerazounis, Green, Karnavas. Hronas, Kurch, Sezenios. Burkowitz, Levy. — 64 —GIRLS’ PATROL The Girls' Patrol, again under Miss Stella Barr's sponsorship, has done a fine job of patrol-ing ur corridors. In addition, they have shown outstanding service while ushering at our football games. Captain Rose Kraynyk was assisted by Lieutenants Joanne Mauchline, Dorothy Towcimak, and Theresa Karasick. BOYS’ PATROL The Boys’ Patrol has done a fine job under Mr. Kokoski's sponsorship this year. Mr. Kokoski was assisted in his duties by Co-Captains Cipriani, Fauser, and Mazzetti. and Lieutenants Karagianis, Karolak. and Miller. The Senior boys held dances during the year, the proceeds of which went to pay for the sweaters which they each received. Due to the great increase in traffic along Duss Avenue brought about by the new highway, the work of the organization was more notable this year than ever before. — 65 —GIRLS’ PATROL Row 1: Pctroskovich. Prisiaz, Marshall. Tow-cimak. Karasick. Miss Harr, Kraynyk, Mauch-linc. Ombres, Cramer, Gray. Row 2: Zchnder, Sapp, Pckarchik, Pctricko, Stcttlcr, Psinka, Brown, M. Suchy, Kellmer, Ro-sinko, Zak. Row 1: Charni. Kozak. Ihnatko, Mazzetti, Cipriani, Fauscr, Mr. Kokoski, Karagianis, Karolak. Cata-lucci, (imlzan, Rosenfeld. Skorija. Row 2: Compag-non, Berkowitz, Gourlcy, Cooper. Parciaralle. Mi-halic, Kubinsky, Iluk, Himnic. Kempisty, Mathias. Boschctto, Gera-zounis, Athens, Mahoney, Matthews, Gozur. Row 3: McCauley, Sherman. Rus-cso, Dutko, Klocs, Mickey, Costanza. Kelchncr, Armstrong, Cu-ry, Valle-corsa, Malay. Sokac, Curry, Grcenbcrgcr. THE SEMAPHORE SQUAD 'The Semaphore Squad, under the supervision of Mr. Joseph Snyder, lias been a very helpful organization. The boys were present at all the football games, rain or shine, and increased the fan's knowledge of the fracas by reporting the progress of the tussle to the score board. Many times their fingers nearly froze, but they boldy waved the flags, regardless. John Puskaric was appointed captain of the squad. — 66 —FOOTBALL PATROL The Ambridge football games were the most orderly contests, from the standpoint of crowd behavior, in the district. This wonderful fact is accredited to the untiring efforts of 40 masculine and 20 feminine volunteers guided by Mr. Lombar and Miss Harr. They worked hand-in-hand with the policemen in pa-troling the track, seating the fans, and keeping the field clear. Howard Greenberger and John Sokac were the captains of this brave group, while David Fa user and Angelo Cipriani acted as lieutenants. Much credit must be given to Mr. Serene for the perfect coordination of the entire football program. Row 1: Bcrkowitz, John son, McCauley, Percia vnlle. Mahoney, Kozak Skorija. Boggs. Shaffo Karolak, Boschetto. Bosh ('attained. Row 2: Mr Lombar, Mickey, Psinka Perkarich. Brown. Cane Rapso, Suchy. Rosinko Suchy, Fittanti, Bufalini Bolimos, Theodore. Petri ko, Stettlcr. Barcasky Pctroskovich, Sapp. Pri siaz. Row 3: Tammcrs Wilamowski, Barnhart Costanza, Kubinsky, Ra skovsl y, Mihalic, Valle corsa. Armstrong, Ma thins, Cipriani. Kelchncr Greenberger. THE SEMAPHORE SQUAD Row 1 : Fcrrencc, Sunton-ovic. Maruna. Tylosky. Row 2: Riley, Mr. Snyder. Puskaric, Deinch. — 67 —STAGE SQUAD Row 1 : doorman, Farland, Siuchak. Fcenstra, Dixon. Row 2 : Kopriva, Fleming, Shoup, Jones. Ghupka, Karas. ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE Row 1: Gaudio. Domergue Olearczyk, Schultz. Kretz ler, Ehrhart, Spiros, Kar noski, Kraynyk. l.aman Row 2: Psinka. Levy Gcrazounis, Jula, Kurch 11 arris, Greenbcrgcr, Kara gianis. Green. Ihnatko Mr. Laing, Mauchlinc. STAGE SQUAD The Stage Squad was active under the supervision of Mr. Axtell. These twelve boys were behind the scenes of all school activities, directing the lighting, sound, and other electrical operations necessary. The squad was led by Captain Paul Kopriva and Co-Captain Don Farland of the A Cycle; and Captain Nick Karas and Co-Captain Louis Ostrowski of the B Cycle. — 68 —ASSEMBLY committee Approximately twenty students were chosen by the Student Senate to assist Mr. Laing in selecting and presenting our assembly programs. Howard Greenberger was chosen the Student Chairman. SPEECH Speech as an interscholastic activity is in its second year. This year’s squad has shown improvement in the number and quality of personnel. Many tournaments were attended and several awards were won. Much valuable training was achieved in humorous, dramatic, and oratorical declamations, original oration, and extemporaneous speak appearances were made by members of the squad. Active participants included: Harry Green. Jean Kellmer, Joanne Mauchline, Anita Sikov, Joan Laman. Sandra Nadzak, Hope Karnavas, Carmela Melissari, Dolores Olearczyk. Patty Jordan, Patty Shultz. Bill Athens, and Vera Valavanis. The Ambridge chapter is a member of the National Forensic League and the P. F. M. L. Mr. Shaffer is sponsor, and chapter officers are Harry Green, president; Joanne Mauchline. secretary; and George Ihnatko. treasurer. — 69 —SPEECH Row 1 : Mclissari. Sikov. Laman, Karnavas. Jordan.Row 2: Na l-zak, Kelmcr. Green, Shultz, Athens. Mauchlinc. Valavanis. M r. Shaffer. DEBATE Row I : Kraynyk. Farrar. Karnavas, Dunn. Row 2: Green. Ihnat-ko. Valavanis. Mr. Shaffer. DEBATE The wonderful opportunity of learning the principles of debating and adhering to them, has again been afforded to the Ambridge High students. A fine debate team was developed this year by the forensic coach, Mr. Shaffer. A third place state honor was given to the debaters in both the National Forensic league and the Pennsylvania Forensic and Music League. The Annual student Congress was at West View, November 15 and 16. February 22 saw Ambridge as host to the other schools at a debate contest. District finals of the National Forensic League were attended March 14-15 at Geneva College. York, Pennsylvania, was the site of the State League finals, which were held April 18-19. National winners were chosen on May 2 and 3. The debate question was: Resolved: That the Federal Government Should Provide a System of Complete Medical Care Available to All Citizens at Public Expense. The nucleus of the team included: Harry Green and George Ihnatko. seniors: Hope Karnavas, a junior; and Georgianne Dunn, Gloria Farrar. Vera Valavanis, and Victor Vallecorsa. — 70 —FOURTH ANNUAL MINSTREL REVUE The Fourth Annual Minstrel Revue of the Ambridge High School was a huge success. The all masculine cast of one hundred twenty-five Vocational students presented five performances, each before a full house. To say that the audiences were greatly amused would be a gross understatement. The first part of the program was an old fashioned Minstrel under the direction of Mr. Desanzo and Miss Rice. The Interlocutor. Paul Kopriva, and the end men did a swell job in presenting a diversified program of jokes and songs, some old, some new. I'he second part of the three-hour show mimicked a circus with Paul Slavik acting as ringmaster. From the moment the chorus girls entered, until the grand finale, the audience roared with laughter. Nothing of this sort had ever been presented in Ambridge before. 'I'he dance numbers included the jitterbug. Hawaiian, can-can and clown dances. As in any circus, there were freaks, animals, clowns, and acrobats. All of the cast was handsomely costumed in appropriate dress. The music for the whole show was furnished by the High School Band under the direction of Mr. Sporny, and Miss Barr instructed the dances. I he capacity audience attested to the popularity of this year’s production. — 71 — At Tke Pro nn THE PROM I The evening of May 16, which began with a few raindrops, was brightened in and around the Ambridge High School. The highlight of the year, the first peace-time Prom, was taking place. Am-bridge students were greeted by a multitude of annual onlookers as they entered, dressed in beautiful gowns, tuxedos, and dinner jackets. The spacious gym was beautifully decorated with scenes of a Mexican fiesta. A beautiful ox cart, adorned with colorful flowers and greens, rested upon a grass mat and served as the center of attraction. The gym was accentuated with lovely light effects. Lee K.el-ton's twelve-piece, WJAS staff orchestra furnished the soothing music for a lofty type of dance program. Clicks of busy cameras were heard throughout the gay affair, which was attended by approximately 350 students. With the cooperation of all the committees, class officers, sponsors, and the hard working art teacher, Mrs. Welsh, the Prom was a notable success. — 71 —RELIGIOUS EDUCATION Realizing the need for universal religious instruction for youth, the state of Pennsylvania has devised a plan whereby high school students may receive this valuable teaching during school time. Those who were interested in the program met in their respective churches every Wednesday during the activity period. They were taught either by their minister or by an appointed teacher of the congregation. ART PUBLICITY COMMITTEE At the beginning of the year, the committee drew up a tentative schedule of coming events. As new events were planned, they were added to the schedule of publicity. Signs were placed in the school, store windows, and elsewhere. The members were also often responsible for colored chalk advertisements on the classroom blackboards. All advertisements and posters done by this committee must pass the approval of the other members or must lx approved by a faculty member from the Art Department. This committee is responsible for bulletin board decoration only on special occasions or holidays. Mrs. Lutman supervised the committee. — 73 —HANDBOOK COMMITTEE Row 1:, Nadzak. Schultz, Troup. Karolak. Jordan, Marshall, Xastycz. Hinzman. Row 2: Sestilc. Bolimos. Kurch. Theodore, Miller. PUBLICITY COMMITTEE Row 1 : Horvat, Marshall. Beancr, Miudek. Tekstar. Wagner, Oswald. Row 2: Santry. Hallaman, Caul. Mrs. Lutman, Carnevalc, Jordan. HANDBOOK COMMITTEE If the plans of the Student Senate are not disturbed. a handbook will be given to each student of our high school at the beginning of the next school term. The committee responsible for this publication is composed of approximately twenty juniors. The contents will include a summary of the activities. rules of the school, schedules of dances and ball games, school calendar, circulation of the Silhouette, names of teachers, courses offered, cheers, songs, records of merits, honors offered, and much other valuable information. Such an abridgement will certainly aid the students in knowing their school. Mr. Horsman is the adviser of this group which consists of the folowing staff: Editor-in-Chief Edward Karolak Assistant Editor Pat Jordan Literary Editor Pat Schultz Sports Editor Maynard Berkovitz The compendium must be approved by Miss Althauser lx fore distribution. — 74THE FINANCE COMMITTEE The Finance Committee has operated very efficiently this year. Mr. Robb was the sponsor of this hard-working committee consisting of forty-two members. They operated the sale and collection of tickets at all of the social events held in the school. Lloyd Miller was the chairman. THE REFRESHMENT COMMITTEE Mr. Shaffer and his Refreshment Committee deserve a great deal of credit for their hard work. 1 he principal aim of the committee was to provide football fans with desirable refreshments at all home games, and thus to secure the necessary money to support the Forensic Department of the school. Their real reward is a job well done. FINANCE COMMITTEE Row 1: Kroll, Hartman. Mando!aritt, Kamos ki, Mattucci. M. Suchy, Mr. Robb. Kmit. Robbins. I). Suchy, Nclick. Dub, Kell-mcr. Row 2: Butchers. Symms, Bear. Pckarchik. Spiros. Maruna, Babiok, Volpe, Kroll. Hermann. Drobnak, Klein, L’lbrick, Yec. Row 3: Karolak. Kurch. Cooper. Courley, Fauser, Kempisty. REFRESHMENT COMMITTEE Row 1: Zehnder, Beheler, Mouradian. Durniak, Dur-niak. Barfek, Vagis, Wrotny, Dunn, Laughncr. Row 2: Covert. Bogosian. Dascanio, Rossi. Kmit. Storar. Asperger. Ileibcrt. Row 3: Stewart. Zugliani, Zurro, Iwancyk, I'inchot. Olearczyk. Mahoney, Po-chyha, Mauk. 76 —ASTRONOMY CLUB The Astronomy Club was formed this year because of the great student demand. Mr. Mattuch assumed the sponsorship and promoted an interesting program. The members learned the mechanics of the telescope and how to grind lenses. They visited the Buhl Planetarium and studied the celestial objects quite frequent y during the calm evenings at the high school. The capable leaders chosen were John Hronas, president; Bob Matanick, vice-president; Joseph Lojeck. secretary; and John Parra, treasurer. CHEMISTRY CLUB Mr. Palmer was assisted in operating the Chemistry Club by the following officers: David Fauser. president; James Smith, vice-president; Norma Jean DeStefano, secretary; and Mary Lou erdu, treasurer. This club strived to give its members a broader knowledge of chemistry through actual experimentation and trial. — 77 —INTERNATIONAL LANGUAGE CLUB Row 1: Connie Bcheler. Irene Garbinsky. Marsha Yeti Mi» Adams, Arlene K nousc. Frances Prostak. Row 2: Virginia Xeiman. Beverly Jamieson. Miriam Corey, Bernard Catalucci, Gwen Reader. Barbara Kovacs, Lois Barnhart. CLUB COMMITTEE Row 1 : Seaman. Matson, Miss Smith. Janicki. Jula. Row 2: Gozur, Zehtider, Boschetto. r V — 78 —INTERNATIONAL LANGUAGE CLUB The International Club has become an outstanding organization in our high school. Miss Sarah Adams, director of the club, was assisted by Bernard Catalucci. president; Beverly Jamieson, vice-president; Francis Prostak. secretary; and Arlene Knouse, treasurer. The purpose of the club is to further a better understanding of the life and customs of foreign nations. CLUB COMMITTEE The Club Committee, which is directed by Miss Smith, has provided a very suitable club program this year. The meeting of the various clubs every Tuesday morning gave an extra “spark" to our school program. — 79 —Row 1 : Patricia Jordan. Jeanette Jones. Paula Caputo. Joan Laman. Patricia Schultz. Dorothy Jean Petricko, Loretta Szafaryn. Row 2: Bernard Rodriquez, Edward Karolak, Gus Karnavas, Mr. Laiug, Dan McStay, James Shaffer, Hill Athens. “ONE MAD NIGHT” Mr. Laing’s third annual junior class play was presented in the high school auditorium Thursday and Friday. November 14 and 15. The junior class presented James Reach’s “One Mad Night ’ a mystery farce in three acts. Gus Karnavas portrayed a young playwright who returned (with his Chinese servant. Wing, i played by Bernard Rodriguez) to his home and found it filled with psychopathic patients. Among the inmates, there were James Shaffer and Jean Petricko. who believed they were John Alden and Priscilla: Paula Caputo suffered from the illusion that she was Lady Macbeth; Philip Porto was the sinister villain, Mr. Hyde. Joan Laman was a helpless victim of Dr. Bunn, played by Bill Athens. Mrs. Kluck, enacted by Pat Schultz, was the housekeeper and assistant of Dr. Bunn. Jeanette Jones was Don’s sophisticated fiancee. Gertrude Finch. Her mother. Mrs. J. Ashington Finch, was portrayed by Loretta Szafaryn. Their colored maid, Depression, was characterized by Pat Jordan. The play was made more complicated by Dan McStay, who was Artemus Burke, a lawyer; and Danny Siletto, wanted for murder, played by Edward Karolak. — 80 —Row 1: Troup, Bauer, Ulbrick, Vaworsky. Megown, Nestor, Bursh, V’ee, Mitchell, Zcrvos. Zakarian, Nelson. Row 2: Damico, Beheler. Smiley. Kretzler. l’atil. Riley. Yamleti board. Barnhart. Denney, Mahoney. Thom. Miss Parson. Heherling. Cooper. Row 3: Mathias. Jula, Green, Azich. Karagianis. Firich. Rosenfeld, Skorija, Jones. Silla. Mathews. Loschiavo. Row 4: Knopick. Moranz, Nourigat. Serack. MADRIGAL CLUB 'I’he Madrigal Club, consisting of 46 selected voices, has maintained noticeable recognition under the direction of Miss Ruth Parson. Assembling every Tuesday morning, these people prepare for special programs. Many beautiful choral renditions were presented at the Thanksgiving. Christmas, and Kaster assemblies by this hard-working group. The customary Christmas caroling through the corridors was continued this year. The highlight of the year, the Annual Spring Concert, presented March 6, was a marked success. Requests for special performances of the Ambridge Music and Women’s Clubs were fulfilled in addition to many others. Eight students attended the Annual Midwestern Choral Festival, which was held at Bessemer, on January 9, 10. and 11. These special designated students include: Caliope Xeryos, first alto; Martha Heberling and Anita Sikov. first sopranos; Harry Jones, Stephen Jula. and Edmund Silla, first tenors; Louis Karagians, first bass; and Harry Green, second bass. Martha Heberling and Edmund Silla represented Ambridge at the All State Chorus, he’d at State College on February 6. 7, and 8. The conclusion of a very successful year was the Baccalaureate and Commencement exercises. Piano accompanists were Mertie Cooper and Martha Heberling, while the librarians were Louis Kargianis. Harry Jones, Richard Mathias, and Stephen Jula. The officers of the Madrigal Club were: President Edmund Silla; Vice-president. Jeannette Ne’son; Secretary-treasurer. Martha Heberling. BOYS’ GLEE CLUB 'The Boys’ Glee Club, made up of students from the music classes, was under the direction of Miss Ruth Parson. Every Thursday morning the choristers practiced appropriate selections in preparation for their diversified appearances. The outstanding performance presented was the annual concert. The group was accompanied by Mertie Cooper and Martha Heberling at the piano, while Orlando Loschiavo and George Sprock served as librarians. The officers of the Boys’ Glee Club were: President Mike Knopick Secret ary-'Treasure r Vice-President Norbert Moranz Stephen JulaTHE GIRLS’ GLEE CLUB 1 lu (lirls Glee C»ub has maintained another successful year of organization. I he girls met every I uesday with Miss Rice. They participated in the Annual Ant-bridge High Vocal Concert. Aiding Miss Rice in this activity were Patricia Barnhart, President; Dorothy Mauk, Vice-President; and Helen Mattucci, Secretary. BOYS’ GLEE CLUB Row 1 : Skorija, Ihnatko. Oreen, Scluff, Jones, Do-daro. Cagliardi, Jula. Cun-mngham. Row 2: Mickey, Byrne, dourlcy. Cooper. Miss Parson, Hebcrling, Xourigat. Sokak. Casselo. Row 3: Serak. Hendrickson. Karugianis, Rosen-feld. Row 4: Silla. Seaman. I.oschiavo, Monzi. Row 5: Hunt, (iarcia. Kelchner. GIRLS’ GLEE CLUB Row 1 : Polling, Karasick, t'a pan t omo. Hi click, dutch, DiMarzion, .Mattucci, Mock, Barnhart, Rice, Perkins, llodak, Fowler. Sapia. Bar leek, Pochyha, Olkowski. Row 2: McKinney, Ombres, Keginski, Roppa. Bufalini, dopinski, Maker. Bellas. Karagianis, Hendrickson. Amsler, llronich, (I rift in, Aversa, Mclissari. McKinney, Vagios, X’agias, Nad-zak. Costanza. Row 3: Zielinski. Kopchick, Myers. Shcrmcrhorn, Holman, Noland, Brendle, Sheppy, Sylvester, Rich, Giam-maria, Parkham, Xiaros, Bufalini, Zielinski, Lcsi-ak. Row 4: Zuhic, Skin-•icr, davlik, Syme-., daona. Row 5: Losco, Mahoney, Kgerman, Tomsich, Scurn-l oli. Row 6: l.utz, Noil-son, Matchett, Tones, Prasko. Row 7: Sudia, Gula, Drobnak, Hartman, McY’ay. Row 8: Micdan-ner. Wood. Schultz. — 83 —BAND The Band, consisting of ninety-nine members, was a highlight at the season’s football games and also had the honor of representing | the East in the East versus West tussle. The students and residents of the community have felt the presence of this organization in • parades and other social functions. Led by one Major and six Majorettes, the band represented Am-bridge in Pittsburgh’s Annual Christmas Parade. Ambridge High School was also proud to see a fine representation in both the Midwestern and All-State Band Concerts, held in February and March respectively. The culmination of a very successful year was the Annual Spring Concert, which was presented in April. Everything from symphonic to ‘‘Jazz” music was heard at this wonderful performance. Credit for this very successful year must be given to the director, Mr. V. W. Sporny, who by his splendid leadership and ceaseless efforts, has been able to mold the band into a well-knit musical organization of which we are proud. The members attending the Midwestern Band Festival were: Lois Antonelli. Dolores Smerigan, Sophie Tekstar. Phillip Levy, Paul Ronosky, Frank Svach, James Dale, Alvin Rosso. Dorothy Mercandante. James Kostas, Eugene lasic, Donald Marti, John Garbinskv. Row 1: Wolicki, Kolder, Suchy, Krauzen, Zclimki. Wagner. Row 2: Mr. Sporny, Levy. McNally. Ombre Waslo. Wacht, Mnuchtinc. Burzcsc, Nnrto, Ceasear, Dutko. Bcheler, Kupik. Greed, Jonc . Chilcote. Vagom . Eh r hart. Row 3: Kutiy. Holmes. Mench. Maxwell. Muagravc. enneri, Kramer. liarto, Mercandante, Sumriak. Leopardi, Wilkes, Lynch, Smerigan, Sherman. Colorto. Row 4. Smith, Biugci. Shults., Santcrilli. Dworakivsky, PaUidora, Vaughn, Musgrave. Mu.-gravc, Rinaldi. Powell, Kowalsky, Antonelli. Gcisler. Fardo. Row 5: Kuny. Buffalini. Orlovsky, Bauman. Hanavich, Lgerman. Rosso, Tcxtar, Smerigan. Hull, Martin. Wilkes, Gamble, Matthews. Pavlak. Mazzetti. Row 6: Garbimky, Baron, Marti, Sicbel. McKee. Ronosky. Smith, Kordas. Kostas. Dale, Captaides Haslcy. Bishop, Toman a. Curry. Row 7: Croncr, Calderelli, Svach, Harris, Squires, Plumbo, Costanza. — 84 —-DRUM MAJOR and MAJORETTES Helen YVolicki, Ann Marie Kohler, Ann Sucliy, Jimmy Ehrhart, Hetty Jane Krauzen, (iloria Zielinski, Eleanor Wagner. ORCHESTRA Row 1 : McNally, Dutlco, Watko. Kramer. Ruben-stein. Mercandante, J. Smerigan, A. Musgravc, Antonelli, Lynch. Row 2: Holmes, Gerazounis, De-Fcdercces, Santarclli, Kroll, Sherman. Palidora, Zehnder, 1). Smerigan, Trkstar. Sporny. Row 3: Dworakivsky, Hull, Bauman. Calderelli. Croner. Row 4: Palumbo, Kuny, Y'lasic, Yacovoni. Salvati, Row 5: Baron, Marti. Hronas. Capataidcs. Matthew . Row 6 : Dale, May-kuth, Garbinsky, Beck, Svach. DRUM MAJOR AND MAJORETTES Ambridge was proud of the fine representation that the six Majorettes and the lonely Major have shown in their many and diversified appearances. Whether at football games, parades, or school programs, they displayed the ardent quality which has consistently added to the glory of ole Ambridge High School, and they have made us proud of our high-stepping addition to the band. — 85 —MIDWESTERN CHORUS Zervos. Jula. Ifcberling. Jones, Silla, Green. Karagianis. Palmer, Miss Parson. STRING ENSEMBLE Row 1: Gerazounis. Ruben stcin, Hronas, Zchndcr, Dworakivskv. Row 2: Kroll. DeFredericis, Travoli Mr. Schoenweis. MIDWESTERN CHORUS Ambridge was represented by eight selected voices at the Annual Midwestern Choral Festival. The Chorus of over 200 lodged in the homes of the “limestone” residents. The concert was given in the Bessemer High School auditorium. January 11. under the fine direction of Mr. Paul Brautigam, of the Schenley High. THE STRING ENSEMBLE The String Ensemble, which consisted of nine members, was under the direction of Mr. Schoeneweis this year. To awaken the appreciative response and desire to hear and play good music was the prinicpal aim. This small ensemble provided the nucleus of our orchestra. The Christmas program and the Baccalaureate and Commencement exercises were the outstanding performances presented. -86 —i £ ]] HU) fiiiisg P L I) Y THE THIRTEENTH CHAIR" Characters Helen O'Neill Beverly Bauman Will Crosby William Heughan Mrs. Crosby Mary Ann Gaul Roscoe Crosby Hob D ionise Edward Wales Richard Baron Mary Eastwood Dae Ann Chilcote Helen Trent Martha Heberling Grace Standish Joanne Mauchline Hraddish Trent Frank Rosenfeld Howard Standish Carl Kelchner Philip Mason Harry Green Elizabeth Erskine Eleanor Zehnder Pollock ----------------------------- Angelo Cipriani Rosalie LaGrange.................................... Anita Sikov Tim Donahue George Ihnatko Sergeant Dunn William Bremner Doolan Norbert Moranz Director Mr. Frank Desanzo Student Director Jean Kellmer “ The Thirteenth Chair.” a mystery drama, presented bv the Senior Class, was one of the most outstanding productions of the year. It is not a play for amateurs and the fact that it was successfully produced by amateurs in our own school is proof enough of the ability of both the individual players and the director. The entire action of the play centers around the character of “Madame LaGrange", a medium. The success or failure of the play depends on whether or not this charater is able to produce the mysterious atmosphere that must predominate. Anyone who witnessed the excellent portrayal of this character by Anita Sikov realized that she kept her audience spellbound from the rising of the curtain to the end. 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Hich.Wf Wiu In Ane-ridge High, As Wf —♦—-•—•——•—•—♦— i : : 4 a -nv ft- 1 S ri a 1 j ik y ir— 7 7 . 7 7 i— x J i VJ t —-f—■ A 1 ° • Pete Ha hH , • ■% -J • ’ • o —- ■ ge Tour Lev - al r y Through oor ael t- rr«- ivi- ty. rch iw Bold ar- ray , Neath ?ar- net and the Gray. r u iZ V X T 4 r: v-- ) ’i V. a j» J f ,f a Y w f f t I 7 L 1 ? p J y r r " i 'i j —t 41 1 %f I) DT fj i) U SEASON'S RECORD, 1 946 Ambridge 13 Si. George--- 0 Ambridge 40 McKees Rocks 0 Ambridge 14 New Brighton 0 Ambridge 13 Beaver Falls......— 7 Ambridge 18 Aliquippa 4 Ambridge 24 Rochester 6 Ambridge 30 Sharon ------------ 0 Ambridge 33 North Catholic 19 Ambridge 7 KUwood City 12 Ambridge 192 Opponents 48 8 wins 1 loss VARSITY FOOTBALL Eleven football men nervously toed the green turf. Under the blaze of the arc lights, the fans solicitously anticipated the kick-off that would unveil the “47” season for the Bridgers. Ambridge’s tradition of winning the initial tussle was extended with St. George being the seventeenth successive victim. Coach Rubenstein’s men collected 13 points while bolding the Dragons scoreless. The best score was attributed to a long 25 yard aerial release by Bob Bezuk and brought down by Norb Moranz. Another touchdown was notched by Sant Bombiani on a squeeze through right tackle from the 8 yard line. Bob Harris ran the conversion point. The McKees Rocks aggregation visited here to return defeated by a 40-0 count. Quarter-back Bezuk tossed a long pass to Moranz who went the 21 yards for six points. The same combination clicked again in the second quarter for another score. Bombiani made the score 20-0 when he crossed the BARTH HLISTA RUBENSTEIN DRAKE — 90 —Row 1: Chop. Rombiani, Kurash. Jamcry, Moranz, Knopick, Gozur Mraovich. Kisiday. Jacobs. Stanisky. Bezuk. Row 2: Dozier. Pribulsky. Miketa. Carpenter. Covert. Harris. Hunt, (). Lochiavo. Monzi. Do!inski. Sprock. Row 3: Kokoski. Coach Drake, Coach Rubenstein, V. I.oschiavo. Reese. Serak, North. Gaona. Mihal’c, Plumb. goal on a sweeping end run. Flashy half-bark. Orrie Loschiavo zig-zagged through the onrushing Rockmen and carried the punt over for a touchdown. Business was kept at this fast pace for the scoreboard squad as two more touchdowns were added, one by “Milt” Jacobs, on a run from the 14; Pribulsky’s $ yard skirt accounted for the other. Mraovich kicked four out of five conversion attempts. New Brighton was the first county opponent to bow before the Garnet and Gray. ‘Judgie” Bombiani's early 10 yard touchdown run was increased by Mraovich’s extra point. A pass from Bezuk to Moranz. and Mraovich s conversion climaxed a hard fought battle 14-0. A dispute among the electrical workers forced the postponement of the scheduled Beaver balls night contest to be played the next afternoon at Reeves Stadium. This marked the first afternoon tussle in three seasons for the Rubenstein “Owls.” The teams dueled under a blazing autumn sun. The Tigers took the lead 7-0 to place the Bridgers behind for the first time this season. Ambridge slashed back on a sustained drive completed by Bombiani’s 18 yard razzle-dazzle dash for six points. The Beaver balls fans expressed wild appreciation on the missed conversion. The grains slippedCOMPLETED PASS from ihe hourglass until only 2 minutes stood between Bridger defeat. Ambridge fanatically raced with time. A tight pass defense employed by the Tigers was penetrated by a screaming pass tossed by Bezuk and pulled in the end zone bv the outstretched arms of Norb Moranz. Milan Mraovich split the twin poles, to have the final score read 13-7. Over 9.000 water-proofed fans jammed the local stadium to see the Rubenstein boys down Aliquippa 18-4 in a steady downpour. The Indians held the upper hand momentarily by virtue of a safety. Ambridge's Frank Chop scooped up a blocked punt and raced 28 yards for a score. In the third quarter the hard charging line smashed through to pounce on another blocked punt. This set the stage for a Bezuk-Moranz touchdown. The score changed again when Mraovich stretched skyward from his tackle position to intercept a Quip pass. ()n an issuing play Bezuk tallied from the 13 yard line on a quarterback sneak. The Indians got last score honors on an automatic safety—worth two points. What seemed to be the biggest obstacle to W. P. I. A. L. championship bid was hurtled when Ambridge trounced the previously undefeated Rochester Rams 24-6. Ambridge drew first blood: Bezuk via Moranz. The extra point whizzed through the goal posts. Rochester rolled back with a score, missing the conversion. In the early minutes of the second half. Bombiani scored from the 10. Orrie Loschiavo dashed from the 18 yard line across the 6 point line. Mraovich made it conclusive with a 28 yard field goal inthe final period. He also kicked three conversions. Anibridge led the visiting Sharon club in all departments. The visitors earned but 2 first downs. Bezuk and Moranz broke the scoring ice with Moranz catching two rain soaked touchdown passes. In the second quarter. Bombiani broke through from the 11 yard line on a quick opening off tackle play. Fullback Milton Jacobs tackled on the fourth six pointer, plunged from the three. In the late minutes of the game Bezuk employed the quarter-back sneak to tally from the 1 yard stripe. Final score tabu ation read 30-0. North Catholic played under the local lights and returned home on the losing side of a 33-19 score. Ambridge scored early, culminated a sustained drive of 88 yards, which included a 48 yard run by Loschiavo. Sprock’s quarter-back plunge from the 2 netted to touchdown land. Bill Kisiday notched the second 6 points; North came back to make the score 13-6. Bezuk threw a spiral to towering end Moranz to change the count 19- 6. Bombiani scored early in the second half on a line play. Jn the same period the shifty speedster raced 66 yards, bouncing off tacklers and crossing the goal. Mraovich added the extra points. Ambridge visited K'.lwcod City in their last contest of the season, with eyes focused on the YV. I I. A. L. championship. The Bridgers had 13 successive wins prior to this encounter. Early in the first quarter, the underdog filed away at the 13th link, pushing to paydirt from the two after intercepting a break pass. A few minutes STANISKY MORANZ GOZUR OFF TACKLELXTRA POINT JAMERY JACOBS KISIDAY after the second half began. Am bridge advanced the ball to the five. Bill Kisiday crossed the goal for a score. The Bridgers took a slim lead on Mraovich s extra-point kick. In the last period, the dooming touchdown was scored. E lwood recovered a fumble along the Bridger 20 yard line. The victors rambled over the last stripe to take, and keep the lead. 12-7. Ambridge failed in a last minute drive, which ended deep in the opponents territory. Ambridge was announced Beaver County Champions by the Geneva Alumni Association. The rotating trophy, which was given to Ambridge, will be kept by the county leader for one year. Permanent possession of the cup is given to the school winning 3 county titles. The Bridgers have thus far earned 2Vz County Championships. The fraction appeared when a Rubenstein team, of a few years ago. shared the county laurels with El wood City as Co-Champions. Much credit is due the coaching staff for developing teams that were respected for their sportsmanship, determination, and spirit. Am-bridge’s steamroller line limited the opposition to an average of points per game. The back-field boys who hugged the oval to their jerseys, and stiff armed their way forward, earned an impressive average of 21, markers per game. The graduating gridders who have for the last tune battled Bridger opposition are: Alex Gozur. Center: Milton Jacobs, ful'-back: Henry Jamery. half-back: William Kisiday, full-back; Joseph Kurash. guard; Norbert Moranz, end; M ilan M raovich. tackle : Edward Stanisky, guard.Row 1: Kuhbo, Jamery, Knopick, Stcpanick. Moranz, Matanic, Leopardi. Row 2: Dr. Henkert, Lo.'chiavo, Pribulsky, Harris. Seaman. Sestile. McCoy, Coach Drake. y f] ji 3 j t ' b i) 3 a rr 3 a u Ambridge 56 New Brighton 35 Ambridge 41........................ Avonworth 24 Ambridge 33--------------------------— Homestead 38 Ambridge 16 Donora 43 Ambridge 39 Midland 25 Ambridge 50 i--------- New Brighton 34 Ambridge 4 7 Charleroi 42 Ambridge 4 1 Freedom 22 Ambridge 38......—................... New Castle 42 Ambridge 36 Sharon 37 Ambridge 39 ......................... Farrell 38 Ambridge 35.. Ell wood City 33 Ambridge 57. ....... Beaver Falls 49 Ambridge 51................... Central Catholic 4 1 Ambridge 31 Aliquippa 36 Ambridge 54 New Castle 43 Ambridge 31 ............................ Sharon 36 Ambridge 40 Farrell 4 7 Ambridge 43 Ell wood City 41 Ambridge 79.......................... Beaver Falls 46 Ambridge 38 Aliquippa 66 The 1946-47 Varsity Basketball squad, under tin-capable direction of Coach Eddie Drake, was composed of five senior veterans from last year’s crack team; Captain Ray Stepanick. Mike Knopick. Xorbert Moranz. Vincent Matanic, and Henry Jamery. A1 Seaman. Joe Sestile. Orrie Eoschiavo, Bob Harris. Jay Pribulsky. and Ken Whitehair also served as regulars and ably rounded out the squad. The pre-league season started for the Bridgers on December 3 with a smashing victory over New Brighton in the local gym. More than 1000 spectators saw the Am- bridge cagers come back strong in the second half and trim the visitors 56-3 5. Knopick and Matanic shared scoring honors with 14 points each. Avonworth next visited the local team and returned home at the tail end of a 41-24 count. “Winky” Matanic. with his high score of 15 counters, was instrumental in achieving the high score. The first loss of the year was handed the local court aggregation when Homestead visited the Ambridge floor and gave the Drake-coached basketeers a 38-33 trimming. Stepanick’s 16 markers helped snatch a late victory from Donora High in a thrilling 46-43 game. The lead changed 20 times, and on 8 occasions the tally was tied. Midland was then taken easily in a loose game, 39-25. All ten regulars got into play. Fine teamwork gave the Bridgers a 50-34 win over New Brighton in the second away game of the year. A total of 22 field goals were made and the majority by snappy ball-handling and set-up plays close to scoring territory. Moranz and Knopick shared high scoring honors with 12 and 10 points respectively. The Charleroi Cougers bowed to a late rallying Ambridge team, 47-42. Captain Stepanick was high against the black-clad visitors with 16 tallies. The local cagers finished the pre-league card with 7 wins out of 8 games when they cut down the Freedom Oilers 41-22. The expert foul shooting of “Lefty” Stepan-ick enabled him to cop the sharpshooting medal for the day as he made 11 out of 12 charity throws. A surprise setback was handed the Bridgets cage squad when New Castle got the 42 of a 42-28 score in the opening game of Section 111 Wl’IAL play. The popular Ambridge captain set the scoring pace for the game with 21 neat tallies. A heart-breaking long shot by Listiak of the Sharon Tigers gave them the game in the last nine seconds of play. Final score: 37-36. Nearly 3000 fans at the spacious gym in Farrell saw the home team bow for the first time in the year to revengeseeking Ambridge quintet, 39-38. With the clock showing but a fraction of a minute of play of an overtime period, Norbert Moranz cooly put in his foul attempt, to win. Ray Stepanick was all-high scorer with 14 markers. Ambridge took another close victory from Kllwood City at the local court, 35 33. It was every bit as close a game as the score would indicate. A nice sized lead was taken by the visiting Ambridge team in the Beaver Falls tussle to put the game on ice. Mike Knopick and his 16 points helped bring about the final 57-49 score in favor of the visitors. Central Catholic, striving for their 13th straight win. visited the Drakesters on January 28. Such was not to be. Moranz and Matanic, each scoring 15 tallies, helped swell the Ambridge score to 51 while the visitors could do no better than 41. The much heralded I.ippe-coached Quips came over to struggle to a 36-31 win. which put them within a half game of first place in the hot Section III top rung. Although Aliquippa really had a fast-breaking team, the Bridgers gave the favored Quips a battle all the way and were good enough to work into the lead at times. It was ir» this game that Mike Knopick was injured in a bad fall and had to be carried off in a stretcher. The defenders of the Garnet and Gray got revenge on a visiting New Castle ball club by beating them 54-43. Moranz accounted for 21 of the victor’s points. The Section III leaders failed to scare the visiting Ambridge team with their advance publicity. Although the Tigers did take the game, 36-31. it was a real thriller. The game was tied 12 times; the lead was shared on 15 occasions. Matanic registered high for the visitors. A fourth period rally by the Steelers made the Am-bridgers bow to the Steve Marlin-coached Farrell machine. 47-40. Stepanick and Loschiavo hit the two digit column in the scorebooks with 12 and 10 counters respectively. A hot scoring streak in the third quarter won the game for Ambridge against Ellwood City. Of the final 43-41 score, Stepanick and Moranz achieved 20 and 13 of Ambridge's points respectively. Beaver Falls was easily trampled in a home game 79-46. Of the ten regulars that played, Knopick was high scorer. The anti-climax of a fine season was the defeat the Bridgers received at the hands of their arch-rival and host for the evening, Aliquippa. Joe Cervola and Lloyd Cable, leading scorers of the section, helped swell the final tally to 66-38. This win sent the Quips to a playoff match with Sharon for section championship. Thus the Ambridge High School basketball team of 1946-4 7 terminated its long difficult season in the fourth place of the WPIAL Section III race. Of league games played, the locals had 6 wins, 6 losses; of total games played, 14 wins, 7 losses. RESERVE BASKETBALL Ambridge 31 .................... New Brighton 14 Ambridge 37 AvottWOIth 20 Ambridge 25................. . Homestead 24 Ambridge 3 1 Midland 16 Ambridge 38........................ New Brighton 16 Ambridge 31---------------------------Charleroi 15 Ambridge 29 Freedom 23 Ambridge 29 ---------------New Castle 34 Ambridge 20---------------------------- Sharon 33 Ambridge IS Farrell 36 Ambridge 30 Kllwood City 24 Ambridge 36 Beaver Falls 4 1 Ambridge 38 Central Catholic 19 Ambridge 3 1 Aliquippa 35 Ambridge 28 ---------------- New Castle 30 Ambridge 28 Sharon 46 Ambridge 23; Farrell 36 Ambridge 26 Kllwood City 39 Ambridge 4 5 Beaver Falls 26 Row 1 : Gabriel, Kosis, Shapcrt, Shaffo. Napoli-tan, Guzan. Row 2: VVhitchair, Gcrcga, Harris. Dolinski, VVilamowski. Sestile. — 97 —BASEBALL Our first W. 1 1. A. L. game was played at home, April 11. with our traditional rival, Aliquippa, forming the opposition. The Bridgers lost to the lads from across the river 11-1. The second league game of the season was played on our own field against Rochester. Moundsman Lefty Stepanick struck out 6 men in this game. The Rams won by a 3-2 score. In an away game with Monaca, Joe Fausti limited the Indians to 3 runs and struck out 13 batters to make an impressive win. 9-3. for our boys. The two decisive runs in the sixth inning gave the Beaver lads a 3-2 win over Ambridge. Dworakivsky hand ed the mound assignment. Against the strong pitching of Ray Stepanick. the Burnsmen defeated the Midland team 11-1. Stepanick held the visitors to a low tally and struck out 10. Our second game with the “Quips." at Fireman's Field, found the Bridgers on the losing end of a 24-4 score. Ambridge’s tally in the first part of the sixth inning, beat Rochester 5-4. Stepanick was the winning hurler. Walt Dworakivsky limited Midland to three hits in their second meet with the Ambridge lads. In the last inning, the Leopards scored two of their three runs. Ambridge’s only run was in the sixth inning. The Bridgets weakness at the plate, and the good fie'ding of the Beaver Bobcats won the game for Beaver, 5-0. Ambridge climaxed the season with a loss to Midland, by a score of 4-1. Coach Jack Burns supervised the 1946 baseball team made up of a large number of rookies. The season ended with a record of: 4 wins, 9 losses. Section Five V. 1 I. A. L. Ambridge 1 Aliquippa 11 Ambridge 2 Rochester 3 Ambridge o Monaca 3 Ambridge 2 Beaver 3 Ambridge 11 Midland 1 ♦ Ambridge 4 Aliquippa 24 Ambridge 5 Midland 3 Ambridge 1 Rochester 4 Ambridge 0 Beaver 5 Ambridge 1 Midland 4 Away games Row 1: Sapovchak, Joy, l.oschiavo, Pribulsky, Seaman, Dworakisky. Ryzowicz. Row 2: Vincenti. Izak. Knopick, Hoskinson, Stepanick. Harris, Fausti, Gywnn. Row 3: Kubenstcin, Wyndham. Turkcl. Wagner, Burns. — 100 —Row 1 : Baran. Kost, Gable, Jusezak. Row 2: Mr. Rothermcl, Xicgorski, Woloshen, Hovenec. GOLF Won 8; lost 3 Ambridge 3 Baldwin Twp. 12 Ambridge S' 2 Baldwin Twp. 6 2 f Ambridge 9 z West View S' z f Ambridge 15 „ A von worth 0 t Ambridge 14 Sewickley 54 t Ambridge 4 West View 11 t Ambridge 15 Sewickley 0 1 Ambridge 15 A von worth 0 X Ambridge 8 West View 7 Ambridge 14 Midland 1 Ambridge 7 Latrobe 8 f—Section matches. £—Section play-off. —W. P. I. A. L. play-off match. — 101KOST HOVANEC NICGORSKI BARON — 102 — GABLE GOLF The illustrious Ambridge High Golf Team, under the sponsorship of Mr. Rothermel, won the sectional tit e in 1946 in an exciting sectional play-off match with West View. This was the fourth time that Ambridge copped the sectional title in the eight years that golf has been an extra-curricular sport in the senior high school. The varsity lettermen for the 1946 season were Edward Baran. Mike Hovanec, Edward Nicgorski. Mike Gable. John Kost, John Woloshan. and Stanley Jusczak. The first five were regulars. John Kost finished fourth in the W. 1 I. A. L. Individual Championship Tournament held at the Edgewood Country Club. Wilkinsburg. and became the first Ambridge High golfer to qualify for the State Championship Tournament. This tournament was held at Pennsylvania State College, and Kost had the honor of finishing fourteenth in 'the state.TRACK The Ambridge High track and field team really made its presence known in track circles the past season. 'The cinder dusters started the season by attending the indoor meet held at the University of Pittsburgh Field House on March 23. A very notable achievement was accomplished by John Smolko, who tied for first place in the high jump competition. The juniors won the annual inter-class meet nosing out the seniors by eight points. The Bridg-ers won a dua1 meet with Aliquippa. placed first in a triangular meet with Midland and Leetsdale, and tied Sewickley in a quadrangular meet with the “Quips” and Freedom also attending. The only setback for the speed merchants was a close meet with Sewickley. In the first Ambridge invitational track and field meet, the Bridgers finished third in a field of eight. At Washington, on April 27. the two mile relay team, composed of Charles Harris, Bill Carpenter, Richard Rytel, and Dave Fauser, finished third in a race which was composed of fifteen teams. On May 3, at Washington, the sprint medley relay team, consisting of Milt Jacobs, Charles Harris, Tony Paz-zanita. and Dave Fauser placed second to the record-breaking Wilkinsburg team. To ring down the curtain in grand style, the thin clads tracked to the championship meet at Connellsville, and there the mile relay team placed fifth in keen competition. GOZUR FAUSER PAZZANITA HARRIS JACOBS — 103 —CROSS COUNTRY Row 1 : McNally, Hick, Rytcl, Johnson, Storar, Mcrchandantc, Barnhart, Kovac . Row 2: Shiff, McCaskey. VVil’is. Magis, Shaeffer, Wajtkowski, Mr. D. Piper. BOYS’ INTRAMURAL SPORTS COMMITTEE Row 1 : Kisiday. McFarland. Knopick. Gozur. Mr. Kothcrmcl, Kdmondson, Furman. Jackson. Row 2: Seaman. Reese. Loschia-vo. Miketa, Slavik. Hunt, Shapert. Bogosiati. Ihnat-ko. CROSS COUNTRY The fall of 1946 was the first season that Ambridge High School was represented by a cross country team in interscholastic sports, and they made a name for themselves chiefly through the running of Richard Rytel, captain of the team. Richard placed first in dual meets with Beaver, Mt. Lebanon. Langley and Central Catholic and also placed first in the Ambridge Invitational Meet with six schools participating. Richard now holds the records for the Ambridge, Beaver and Mt. Lebanon cross-country courses. He placed 3rd in the V. 1 I. A. L. meet out of 110 runners and p aced 3rd in the state meet, when competing against the best runners of the state. Richard has another year in school and will be watched next fall. Other boys of the team are Shaffer. Wojtkowski. Johnson. Kovacs, Mercadante. Barnhart. The other members of the team, although not equal ing the records of Rytel. gained very valuable experience in running that should aid them next season. Marvin Shiff was Manager of the team and Mr. I). Piper former Geneva Cross Country captain was the coach. — 104 —BOYS’ INTRAMURAL SPORTS COMMITTEE 1 he Intramural Sports Committee, under the sponsorship of Mr. Rothermel, has been quite active this year in reorganizing the intramural basketball schedule, and getting the games run off proper y. The entire homeroom list of the Senior High was divided into the American and National Leagues. There were sub-divisions in each group to facilitate the playing of the intramural games every Monday night, from 7:00 until 10:00 o'clock. There were many eliminations throughout the schedule. A climax was finally reached when the winners of the American and National Leagues met each other in the SHAUGHNESSY IMay-off. Winners received gold basketballs and plaques for their homerooms. The committee was organized by the Student Senate, and Alex Gozur acted as the chairman. TRACK TEAM Row 1: Fauser. Harris. Jamieson. W. Span. R. Frangione, Gozur. Pazzanita. Kurish.Row 2: Schifi, Bomhiani. Rytel. Sezcnia . Dozier, Kitiday, Knousc, Mr. Piper. Row 3: Knop'ck, Jacobs, Smolko, Shaffer. Cress. Loschiavo. — 105 —BOXING CLUB Row 1: Riley. Wilamow ski. Kuhirski. Hailey. Me Camlless, Klak. Row 2 McFarland. Mosura, Mi Italic, Giammaria, Brem ner, Mr. Serene, Maridak is. Hoslt. Orlandos. Him me. Cunningham. Row .1 Negrcy, Despines. Mihal inac. Loch art, Coscllo Man os. Laris, Guido Mauk. Row A: Jones Shoup. Sliviak. Terlesky ( ah1e, Huffman. Santiy Kallas. GOLF CLUB Row 1 : Windham. Kuhni, Zappic. Mr. Rothcrmel. fackulic. DeMarco, Ma-mula. Row 2: Protenic, 11.1wiiiic, Gci cga, Sticiba, llko. BOXING club I he Boxing Club has really met with a great deal of enthusiasm this year. Of the many boys who signed up for this type of physical combat, only a few were chosen. The boys trained every Tuesday during the regular club period. After learning the fundamentals, strictly according to the Marquis of Queensbury’s Rules, the boys were divided into weight classes; and preliminary bouts were staged in the gymnasiums. The following officers were elected to assist in making their c ub a success: Paul Altonian, President; Chester Mickey. Vice-president; and Ray Himme, Secretary-Treasurer. Under the capable direction of Mr. Serene, their instructor, the boys succeeded in making the Boxing Club one of the most active organizations in the school. — 106 —GOLF CLUB The Golf club under the sponsorship of Mr. Rothermel endeavored to stimulate an interest in Golf. Films which described the fundamentals of golf and tournament play were shown. The boys learned the rules of golfing and also how to caddy. The Club consists of approximately 20 members, many of whom are caddies. Walter Ilko was the chairman who assisted Mr. Rothermel. TENNIS The spring of 1046 found Ambridge sponsoring their first tennis team in many seasons. Miss Stella Harr coached the racquet yielders. Ambridge. together with Avonworth and Mt. Lebanon made up the Section III of the W. 1 . 1. A. L. With but a week's practice, the Bridgers were downed at the Avonworth courts 5-0. Mt. Lebanon, undefeated section champs, won 4-1 at the American Bridge Company courts, the site of all home games. Avonworth was out-bounced 3-2 on the local clay, concluding the home season. Ambridge lost by a score of 4-1 at Mt. Lebanon, ending the season with an unimpressive 1-3 record. Norbert Cohen and Stanley Malinowski were the graduating letter earners. The tennis club conducted an elimination tournament with the opening of 46-47 school term. Eight of the twenty-four participants, composed of Frank Rosenfeld. George Ihnatko. Harry Green. Richard Baron. Bill Heughan. John Bilanich. Tom Edmondson and Gus Karnavas advanced to the quarter finals. Richard Baron and George Ihnatko met on opposite sides of the net. at the completion of the semifinals, with Baron downing his opponent 6-4. and 6-1. Row 1: Cohen, Karnavas, Malinowski. Rosenfeld. Ihnatko, Weber, Green. Row 2: Gross, Dionese, Harris, Hcughcn, Edmondson, Jackson, Miss Harr. — 107 —YALE. PRINCETON Row 1: Catanzaritc, So tile. Wagner, Voettiner Baysura, Lesack, Fardo Bauman, Towcimak. Car nevale. Row 2: Beeman Pekarchik. Gapinski, Wo licki. Miss Barr. Miss Spahr. Griffith. Lesack I). Pukach, Elaschot Row 3: Ruskin, Hcrrman Prisiaz. Kesucr. Kingcr ski. Chekanowsky. Fit tantc. Orlcr. Lcycrzaph Brogno. Austin, Sikov. YALE-PRINCETON The outstanding feminine sports event at our high school consists of the annual Yale-Princeton affair. which is held in March. As only females are permitted to attend the affair, it often occurs that a male attempts to gain entrance. Miss Spahr inaugurated the affair in 1932. Participants are chosen from the Leaders’ Club and intramural basketball players. The girls must have an average scholastic standing and an interest in sports. The Yale players and cheerleaders don the colors of blue and white and are known as “Bulldogs”, while the Princeton colors are black and orange and the players are known as “Tigers”. The Bulldog lineup included Captain Margaret Baysura. Peggy Voettiner and Eleanor Wagner, forwards; Jean Sestile. Catherine Catanzarite and Frieda Beaman, guards. Fhe Tiger sextet was composed of Linda Fardo, Beverly Bauman, and Rita Gatta, forwards; Captain Helen Lesack, Rochette Carnevale. and Dorothy Towcimak. guards. Yale led the scoring at the half 16-10, but in the third period, Princeton tied Yale 20-20. and later won the game by a score of 24-23. This event concluded the fourteenth annual Yale-Princeton game. 108 —BOYS' AND GIRLS' GYM The physical education program this year was very similar to that of former years. A highly diversified program of mass calesthentics, obstacle-course running, rope-climbing, tumbling, and such seasonal sports as football, basketball, softball, and track adequately filled the required two periods a week for the boys with a varied roster of physical activity. The girls actively participated in tumbling, dancing, basketball, soccer, and volleyball. With all senior high boys coming under either Football Coach Rubenstein or Basketball Coach Drake, the gymnasium was frequently a sounding board for all new exercises of sports. Interest was aroused in intramural and varsity athletics by letting the boys have a taste of these activities in the gym. The resulting interest in and success of so many of our varsity sports have been more than a little due to the purposeful and varied physical education program in our school. The girls made good use of their gym time, under Miss Stella Barr and Miss Marcella Spahr, by practising and working up to perfection the fine co-ordination and teamwork displayed at their annual Gymnastic Exhibition and Yale-Princeton game. — 109 —CHEERLEADERS Rcw 1 : McKelvey, Scs-tilc. Camcvalc. Row 2: Dzuhak. Altonian, Ihnat-ko. McFarland. LEADERS' CLUB Row 1: Dolores Durtiiak. M a r s h a 11, Catanzarite, Ha ii man. Miss Spahr. Towcimak. Brown. Rus kin. Winarchik. Row 2: Scstilc, Doris Durtiiak, Stcttler, Hetrick. J app. Juki. Kost, IV torch ik. Row 3: Caimeva’a. Arm1 Wagner, Wolfeki. CHEERLEADERS Student enthusiasm at pep assemblies, basketball and football games, and bon fire rallies, was elevated to game winning heights by our energetic cheering squad. Many tedious hours, after school and at noon time, were spent to perfect the many new specia ty dances, and gymnastic features. Miss Stella Barr, sponsor of the “rah-rahs", did some fine developing with this splendid squad. Backflips, handstands, cartwheels, and tumbling, were introduced into the numerous cheers. The peppy group stepped into novel dance routines every time the band director raised his baton. Jeanne Sestile, a varsity cheerleader for 3 years, was appointed captain of the squad. Joanne McKelvey. Rochette Carnevale, Paul Altonian, George Ihnatko, James McFarland, and Edward Dzubak, were the other members. — 110 — LEADER S’ CLUB The Leaders’ Club, consisting of giris who were chosen for their gymnastic ability, was one of the finest girls’ activities in the) school. The officers, who were elected from the older members, in-luded Linda Fardo, president; Dorothy Towcimak vice-president; Jean Robbins, secretary-treasurer; nhil Beveriy Bauman, social chairman. Refereeing intramural games, giving commands, taking the roll, instructing classes, and learning the use of the gym equipment were among many duties which they performed. Leadership. Friendship, Honor, Loyalty, and Scholarship were the qualities for which they strove. Miss Marcella Spahr, the gym director, was the sponsor of this energetic organization. The so cial program included a picnic, swimming party, barn dance, weiner roast and a few private parties. — ill —GIRLS’ MUSHBALL Row 1: Krivich, Carpenter, Cvengros, Jula, Catanzafite, Towdituak, Barceskcy, Stcttlci, Pc tricko, Rapso. Row 2: Carnevale, Nadzak, Brandt, Ferguson, Miss Spahr, Dwiniak, Arnett. Hendrickson, Stange. GIRLS’ SOCCER Row 1 : Szafaryn, Sapp. Skinner, Cain. Marshall, Butchers, Miss Spahr, Prisiaz, Bellas, Vagias, Bosanac, Hanger, Krones, Farrar. Row 2: Xcitnan, i I mucink, Mamula. Ko-vacevic, Dankoeik, Hrov-ich, Blackford, Mack. Su dik, Yaworsky. GIRLS’ MUSHBALL Batting a mushball around the field is one of the seasonal sports a girl can really enjoy. This year, twenty-four of the most outstanding players of the sophomore, junior, and senior teams, were chosen and divided into two evenly matched teams by Miss Marcella Spahr. The line-up of the Army team included: Captain Catanzarite, Cvengros, Landis, Carnevale, Jula. Arnett. Erwin, Durniak, Stettler, and Brandt. Onufryk and Hendrickson acted as Army subs. For Navy, there was: Captain Towcimak, Pekarchik, Hilliard. Lewis, Krivich, Petricko, Strange, Ferguson, and Fardo. Navy substitutions included Carpenter and Rapso. The victor of this year’s all-star game was the Navy team. The umpires were Miss Spahr and Beverly Bauman. The score keeper was Doris Durniak.GIRLS’ SOCCER Shin guards and wool socks again made their appearance in Ambridge High this year when the eagerly-awaited soccer season began. Seventy-four hard-kicking girls divided into one senior, two junior, and three sophomore teams to w rk up some fast competition. Due to bad weather, the coaches were able to hold only four practices. I hese few practices, however, were very well attended, and the girls really enjoyed themselves as they tore up and down the football field in chase of the ball. GIRLS’ INTRAMURAL COMMITTEE Row 1 : Stettler Prisiaz. Troup. Rapso. Row 2: Petricko, Cnrnevale. Wagner, Arnett. — 113 —H)4s mins SEPTEMBER 3. We were so anxious to get back to school before 9:00 that we banned down the doors at 7 :00. 4. While thinking that their green underclassmen will take over, the seniors are grieving about not being here a year from now. 6. First pep meeting; we ll meet St. George tonight. 9. The first victorious feeling; the Dragons went home with a 13-0 loss. 12. It is now known that the new yearbook sponsor is Mr. Desanzo. Organization meeting today. 13. Friday the thirteenth. Game with McKees Rocks at home. 16. Another victory—40-0. 18. At last everyone has become accustomed to the pefect condition of the building, especially the paint job. 20. The stadium will be lit up again. New Brighton comes over tonight. 23. The Crimson and Gold was sent home with a 14-0 defeat. 25. Get acquainted with the new teachers. Some are back from the armed forces. 27. We hope to score Beaver Falls when we get there tonight The new Silhouette Staff will hand out the first issue today. 30. It was a close call, but we won—13-7. The seniors are extra neat—senior pictures. I OCTOBER 4. The team is getting well prepared for the Aliquippa contest next week. The sophomores will be received tonight. 8. More pictures. Everyone takes a Ping-Pong for the permanent record cards. 11. The first paid assembly—The Melody Trio. Rain cancels the big game until tomorrow. 14. Hooray! We won in spite of the mud. Final score: Am-bridgc—18, Aliquippa 4. 16. Too bad. Report cards. 18. We’ll go to Rochester for the second road game. 21. Some team! We won 24-6. 24. A day off finally. The teachers will attend a convention at New Castle tomorrow. 28. Plenty of touchdowns Friday. We chased Sharon home with a 30-0 score. 30. Expert goblins and witches tonight. Arthur Gaeth, the famous commentator, spoke to us this morning. 31. Only seven more months of school. NOVEMBER 1. We had a pep meeting to start off the new mon h with another victory. North Catholic will be here tonight. 4. Winning streak continued with 33-19 score. 8. Lost game tonight. Everyone expected championship. 1 1. No school—Armistice Day. Vacation is much needed after the defeat Friday. 13. Visitors’ day explains the presence of the parents in school. 15. Big day. Afternoon will be spent seeing the Junior Class Play. 18. Ghosts, psychopathic patients, and a good cast produced a hilarious play. 22. Second biggest dance of the year is postponed until Friday, December 13. Bad Luck? 25. Group from Oak Ridge will spend the day here. There is talk of an Atomic Energy Council in school. 26. Flash ! Moe Rubenstein quits court duties. The football squad will be honored at annual banquet tonight. 27. Oh goodee! Another vacation. Dismissed at 3:00 for Thanksgiving. DECEMBER 2. They pulled us back into school with chains this morning. Oh well, it won’t be long until Christmas. 3 First basketball game—New Brighton. 4. Those report cards again. 5. Ben Ferrier gave a very interesting talk on White Water Explorations from Alaska to the Hudson Bay. 13. Jinx is the theme for the Junior-Senior Dance tonight. 17. We’ve been hearing about engagements and even marriages among the students. The Silhouette thinks maybe it ought to print announcements. 20. Impressive Christmas program. The Madrigal will carol this afternoon. Merry Christmas! See you Jan. 6. — 114 —J£J47 mfli'TS JANUARY 6. Back to school after two weeks. Even the extension from Jan. 2 to Jan. 6 went too fast. 7. The magic of Scheetz and Co. was missed by those who have Christmas today. Sharon game tonight. 8. Semester tests are creeping up. The da‘es are Jan. 23 and 24. 9. Gym Exhibition. The girls certainly worked hard during the vacation. 10. The fourth month of school ends today. 15. The staff is rushing to get the Bridger to press by the first of the month. 17. Community Concert tonight. A number of students are members. 20. No game until Beaver Falls on Jan. 24. Must be because of the exams. 23. The great day has come. Do your best today and tomorrow. 24. The team goes away to Beaver Falls tonight. Good luck. 31. The teachers got envelopes, too. Aliquippa comes here for the big game. FEBRUARY 3. Another month. The seniors are becoming sad about the nearness of May. 4. Report cards; results of the exams and a semester of hard work. 5. Miss Parson and her singers are getting set for the annual concert. 7. The All State Chorus has representatives from Ambridge. 11. The second Farrell game. Loads of luck to the Bridger quintet. 12. Mr. Lincoln is the object of our blessings today. 14. The vocational will don burned cork. wigs. etc. for the minstrel today. It has become an annual event. 20. The vocal matinee brought a huge response. 21. Next to the last game. Beaver Falls at home. 25. We ll hop across the river to meet our rivals for the last game. 28. Since this isn't Leap Vear, today is the last day of the month. MARCH 3. 120 days of school. The requirement is 180. 5. End of the fourth six weeks period. That means report cards. 7. Have you made an application for the Activity Dance? 10. Mama and Papa will see those cards again today. 14. The public will hear the Vocal Concert tonight. 17. Some of the boys are plotting a disguised entrance into the annual Yale-Princeton contest. 21. Basketball season comes to an end with the exclusive female Yale-Princeton game. 24. At 1 :00 we will see Warren Lee Terry, the foremost American exponent of Gilbert and Sullivan. 25. Today everyone is thinking of the up and coming vacation. APRIL 2. Au revoir for five whole days. Don't forget the finishing touches on your Easter outfit. II. A. II. S. once again installs members into the National Honor Society. The service is becoming more impressive each year. 16. One of those days on which we get out a few minutes early —faculty meeting. 17. The last paid assembly. Wesley Flanery spoke on the Theory of Flight at 8 :30. 21. The band is slaving for the annual concert. 24. Big day. Band, matinee, band evening concert, and those inevitable report cards. 25. A full house is expected for the second evening band performance tonight. 30. The boys should have their prom dates by now. MAY 2. Well earned awards will be given in assembly today. V. The senior play cast came through with an outstanding class play. 13. The month of May means semester exams. 19. Exams for seniors today and tomorrow. They can attend the prom with unburdened minds. 20. Last day of school for the seniors. ?.?. f"he big event. Gowns and more gowns. Everyone is curious about the decorations for the prom tonight. 25. Baccalaureate Service. 26. Sophs and juniors will wrack their brains today and tomorrow—semester exams. 27. Dismissal at 3:00. Will be back for report cards on June 3. JUNE 3. After twelve years the diplomas are here—commencement. Best wishes for an enjoyable vacation and goodbye from the graduates. 4. Just dropped in for a moment for the report cards. — 115 —¥ ¥ Congratulations and BEST WISHES FOR A SUCCESSFUL FUTURE TO THE Glass of 1947 ¥ ¥ ¥ Wilkens Jewelry Co. AND THE Wilkens Amateur Hour ¥ ¥ 605 Merchant Street • Ambridge, Pa.SPANG-CHALFANT Division of The National Supply Co. AMBRIDGE, PA. Welded Seamless TUBULAR PRODUCTS"JAHN g OLLIER AGAIN’ Tke slogan tkat’s kacked by genuine goodness in quality and service, tke result of 43 years successful experience in tke yearkook field. 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