Andrean High School - Decussata Yearbook (Merrillville, IN)
- Class of 1976
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1 Merrillville, Indiana ecussara Gina Ensalaco, Editor Chris Schultz, Photography Editor Maggie Ede, Art Editor Sister Jonathan SS.C.M., Co- Moderator Sister Jeanne Ambre SS.C.M., Co- Moderator TABLE OF CONTENTS 14 Academics 40 Student Life 66 Organizations 90 Sports 120 Underclassmen 160 Seniors 190 Patrons 200 Acknowledgements l hMK! BE.. ' F TD ' f GGu I k In light of our nation’s Bicentennial, we commemorate its glories and tribulations with celebration. So too, as we reflect on the 75-76 school year, we have a great cause for celebration. Being young and being a part of the history of the world, the nation . . . the school deems cause for celebration. Just as the U.S. is 200 years young, we as young adults possess the same anticipation and ambition to achieve something better. A Bicentennial celebration is a once in a lifetime experience that deserves to be commemorated. Our Constitution begins with the phrase: " We the people . . America is a group of people with different nationalities. Most nations are organized around a single people, but America is based on a unique mixing of people, religions, and ideals. These in turn brought about a new individual — the American. 3 4 In celebrating this historic event, a re-emphasis of patriotism is restored, an acknowledgement of our rights is renewed, and a new feeling of nationalism is reborn. For some people, celebration is a once in a lifetime experience. And for others, it is an every moment living. To celebrate life is to see art in sidewalk cracks or in a flock of birds giving shape to the sky. To notice the spirit of life is to see the ping in spring or to hug a tree. An awareness of nature comes from watching a ballet of leaves, kissing the rain, being tickled by grass, or listening to the sand sing and the snow squeak. 6 8 Celebration is knowing a child’s sense of wonder, riding side saddle on a merry-go-round or standing on your head to get an actual picture of our topsy-turvy world. It is finding rainbows in mud puddles and bubble bath and blocking out the moon with your thumb. Celebration is to discover God . . . share peace . . . and love a friend. It is to study a flower unfold and witness the sun rise and set. 9 Friends are a very important part of our life and dividing a piece of gum with such a friend can make one’s day. Just the plai fact of having a friend, someone to confide in and share a table with during lunch is spirit-lifting. Not only do we celebra holidays, half days, and last days, but we also take great pride in our personal achievements and group accomplishment Reading the final draft of a good critique, flipping through the pages of a finished book, and getting a math problem on the first try, makes us happy. But, everyone likes to take it easy at one time or another. During this time a cancelled test is like a balm from heaven, and the hands of the clock just don’t seem to move fast enough. This process of learning involves txx ks anti homework classes anti projects, experiments, charts, panel discussions, research, term papers labs, tests, quizzes, critiques, refill after refill, stubby pencils notebooks by the dozens, and paper by the ton It involves teachers who goad. aggravate, instigate, cajole, persuade, brow-beat, prcxl and plead — and in the process, we learn And in our discovery of things, nature, words, numbers, people, (rod — we celebrate — learning, thinking, exploring, achieving, knowing, living 1 4 — Academics The beginning leads to the middle, a middle which is simply the beautiful and sincere celebration of our new-found awareness of God in the Eucharist, others, self. As a community we move forward to the end • — the ultimate goal — becoming the whole man united to Christ. We share our experience of learning, and that is something to celebrate. 1 6 — Academics To begin is to exist as a person, to operate as an entity, and then learn to expand by creating, thinking, praying, responding. Through this response we share with those around us. Now arises the excitement of celebration as a community — at club meetings, in classes, at dances, during the liturgy. Through the celebration of the liturgy we come to grow in Christ. We develop this growth through Catholic education, a faith - community, God’s love, and self-awareness. To administer well is an art, and a sign of good administration is a smoothly run operation. Andrean is blessed with four fine artists. Many students are not aware of the countless hours which the principal and assistant principals spend twelve months of the year coordinating curriculum and schedules, setting up the calendar, maintaining the highest standards of Catholic education, and generally organizing the many facets of Andrean life. The people who are involved in Administration here at Andrean are dedicated, and this accounts for a large measure of their success. " It’s the principle(s) of the thing.” TOP: It’s impossible to calculate the amount of paper work involved in keeping a 1200- student school running smoothly, as Father Schwenzer well knows. CENTER: Sister Jeanne and Sister Janet pool resources and experiences to find workable solutions to important problems. BOTTOM: Students often turn to the Main Office for answers to major and minor questions — answers which Sister Janet is willing to give even at 8:00 A.M. Rev. Ronald Schwenzer, C.S.B. Principal S.M. Janet, SS.C.M. Associate Principal Academics — 1 7 TOP LEFT : Father Eckert supervises the lunchroom and helps the lines of hungry students flow smoothly. TOP RIGHT: Surprisingly enough, Sister Jeanne gets mail from places other than the Uniform Company. CENTER: Sister Jeanne and Father Menner not only care about students’ behavior but also about their academic achievements. BOTTOM: As one of his daily routines Mr. Barancyk writes out and stamps Leticia Canchola’s absentee slip. Find a book, find a course, college or profession — the Library and Guidance Departments are at our service. The library facilities, under the guarded care of Sister Emma, are open for the students’ use from 8 to 4. Not only a goldmine for the information-seekers, the library is an unparalleled haven for anyone who needs a moment of peace and quiet. Throughout the year little slips summon students to the office of their Guidance Counselor. Evaluating progress, investigating the lack of it, determining course selections, filling out college, scholarship, and job applications — all these are the concerns of our four Main Hall Residents. Although this work occupies most of the counselors’ time, each teaches at least one class and also finds time to advise students on levels more important than scholastic achievement. Mr. Christopher Nicolini Guidance Economics Rev. Paul O’Connor, C.S.B. Guidance English II Mr. Manuel Chircop, C.S.B. Guidance Math 10 CENTER: Time before and after school finds diligent students using THE resource person. Sister Emma. BOTTOM: Counseling requires listening as well as offering advice to students. Academics — 1 9 One of the things which differentiates Andrean from other high schools is the presence of the Theology Department. The religious faculty serves to enlighten the students with the Christian perspective embodied in Catholic theology. The classes cover the study of the Bible, psychology, the sacraments, morality, and faith. Besides gaining merely an academic knowledge of religion, students experience an encounter with Christ. They learn of the love of God for man which is exemplified in His creation, become more aware of Christ’s presence in the sacraments, and learn how to better understand themselves and others. The sense of Christian brotherhood which is stressed throughout the years is exemplified in the verses: " I sought my God, but my God I could not see. I sought my soul, but my soul eluded me. I sought my brother and in him I found all three.” S. Mary Ann Nemec, SS.C.M. New Testament Faith and Sacraments c ! ! T | — i ;r CENTER LEFT: A test returned provides Father Klein with an opportunity to reinforce a New Testament concept. CENTER RIGHT: Sister Mary Anne’s explanation of the DECREE ON DIVINE REVELATION proves to be a " revelation” to Shawn Norman, Tom Novotny, and Kathy Pazak. Rev. David O. Klein, C.S.B. New Testament Biblical Literature S.M. Paul, SS.C.M. Biblical Literature Latin I, II, III 20 Academics S. Jeanne Ambre, SS.C.M. Psychology Algebra 1 Art I S. Joan Marie, SS.C.M. Faith and Sacraments Math 10 Organic Chemistry Advanced Biology Rev. James Kelly, C.S.B. Morality English III, IV TOP: In Biblical Literature Freshmen learn to use the Bible — a fundamental skill which will be used frequently in the next three years. CENTER: Diane Ivanyo listens with brow-wrinkling concentration as Roselene Modrak directs her in drawing a geometric figure. This psychology exercise evaluated the students’ ability to give and follow directions. BOTTOM: Father Gaunt’s Psychology students are the picture of attention as they engage in a practical discussion on Christian attitudes. Academics 21 The Social Studies Department gives students an opportunity to learn more about the economic and political world in which they live. Classes such as Modern World History, U.S. History and U.S. Government familiarize students with past and current history and give students an understanding of their roots in time. Economics and Sociology bring students more up-to-date on the money-and-people-puzzles which are part and parcel of 20th Century American life. The department has undertaken some unusual projects in order to make the student body more aware of our nation’s 200th birthday. Several showcase displays in the main hall, a colonial bake sale, and a variety of skits during the Bicentennial Week assembly brought enjoyment to all. TOP: History X, taught by the combined efforts of Miss Trapane and Mrs. Weiss, provides Juniors with the chance to explore American historical events on a new accelerated level. CENTER: Sociology offers Seniors a better understanding of groups in society, their structure and behavior. Miss Roseann Trapane Sociology U.S. History Mr. James Jovanovic U.S. History Modern World History Mr. Richard Brown, C.S. Modern World Histc Biblical Literati 22 — Academics Mrs. Anne Weiss U.S. History Non- Western Civilization Mr. John Huerta U.S. Government TOP: The subject and the seating arrangement combine to engage every member of Sociology class in discussion. CENTER LEFT : Mr. Brown eases his Modem World History Class through the lighter side of Napoleon. CENTER RIGHT: Mr. Trafny from Calumet College has the opportunity of student teaching with the cooperation of Miss Trapane. BOTTOM: Donna Sekulich informs Mr. Jovanovic’s Modern World History class of the American Studies course open to them in their Junior year. Unofficially called " Histriture,” the course covers both American History and American Literature chronologically. Academics — 23 vi Miss Deborah Maszka French I, II, III, IV Rev. Donald Benwitz, C.S.B. Spanish II, III Math 9 Miss Patricia O’Hara Spanish I, Seminar French II TOP: Irregular verbs are a hassle in any language, even Spanish II. CENTER: Even after school, Mary Kay Floras struggles through Spanish with a make-up test. BOTTOM: Starting a new dialogue in German II causes mixed reactions. 24 — Academics Wandering through the halls, a visitor to Andrean may catch bits and snatches of " Como esta Usted?,” " Comment allez-vous?” or " Auf Wiedersehen” all pronounced with a distinctive Northern Indiana accent. The chance to learn a second language is available through German, French, and Spanish classes. Along with grammar and reading and composition skills, students learn the culture and heritage of the people who live in these countries. An opportunity to study classical language is provided in three levels of Latin. Here, students read the works of ancient writers and also acquire an appreciation of the classical heritage of the Western world. TOP: Latin III, with only four students, guarantees personalized attention, especially when students translate extemporaneously. CENTER: Kevin Walsh takes a second swing at the pinata during the Spanish II Christmas celebration, a fun way to learn Spanish customs. BOTTOM: Workbooks may not be exciting, but for Miss Maszka’s French I class they are a necessary part of each unit. S. Marguerite Dankulich, SS.C.M. Spanish I, II Academics — 25 The Business Department gives students an opportunity to keep pace with the world of high finance by equipping them to deal with the practical aspects of business and consumer problems. Courses such as Business Law and Consumer Education deal specifically with these areas. More traditional courses such as typing, shorthand, and Secretarial Office Practice develop the skills needed to function in various secretarial positions. S. Maria Goretti, SS.C. Typing Accounting I, Secretarial Office Pract CENTER: The " proof of the pudding is in the eating” as these Consumer Education students verify a recent report on different brands of baby food. BOTTOM: Jill Polaski, Trenice Larry, and Richard Keeley are oblivious of any distraction as they fast-finger their way through a speed drill. Mr. Dennis Keilrii Accounting General Busint ( . :r -.11!. I ' ! C i 1 26 — Academics TOP: Mrs. Putz double checks the margin- setting, tab, and spacing so that Diana Barrera can begin typing her manuscript. CENTER: Accounting students share a few moments of thought while Sister Maria Goretti waits for everyone to locate the balance. BOTTOM: It may be a complicated class at times, but Business Law is a very practical experience. Mrs. Bemadine Putz Typing I, II Business English Business Law Academics — 27 Stomach-rumbling smells and the hum of twenty-one Singer sewing machines monopolize the southern tip of the A at Andrean. Under the watchful eyes of Mrs. Wamsher and Mrs. Crary, Home Economics students learn the basics of sewing, home management and cooking — and evoke the envy of students who are not a part of homemade bread and cookies or the latest fashions at a price anyone can afford. Unlike many courses whose material is learned and eventually forgotten, this department provides valuable skills that will be used many times over. Mrs. Geraldine Wamsher Home Management Clothing I, II Mrs. Frances Crary Foods English III, IV TOP: Too many cooks didn’t spoil these Christmas cookies which moved from cookie sheet to powdered sugar to cooling rack through the hands of Lisa Richter, Joni Kalamir, and Jackie Cleveland. CENTER: Linda Amore learns the art of making corn-husk dolls from an expert: her Home Management teacher Mrs. Wamsher. Several of the girls made the dolls for themselves and for the Arts and Crafts display at the Parent’s Club Style Show. BOTTOM: Sue Carija knows the personal satisfaction of transforming a formless length of material into a fashionable pair of slacks. 28 — Academics Education of the whole man cannot neglect the man himself. The discipline of strenuous exercise and gymnastics, the on-the-spot strategies of basketball and softball, and the cooperation and sportsmanlike conduct required in other team sports are the heart of the physical education program. While gym classes are open to Freshmen only, many students take advantage of the athletic facilities available to them after school. TOP: Before starting his stunts. Bill Fairbairn takes a few practice leaps to get the feel of the trampoline. CENTER: Mrs. Fite answers a few fast questions following a rule and regulation test on volleyball. BOTTOM: These Health and Safety students take advantage of the class time remaining after Mr. Hutsell’s lesson to begin their workbook assignment for the next day’s class. Academics — 29 S. Gilmary, SS.C.M. English III, IV American Studies Journalism Psychology TOP: Mrs. Crary drills the English IV students in various types of sentence structure. CENTER: English II students, and even Mrs. Gilbertson, gain new insights into HUCK FINN through a student-prepared panel discussion. BOTTOM: Pouring invisible water isn’t as easy as it would seem, as Fr. Moffatt demonstrates to his Acting Techniques class. 30 — Academics ' he English Department serves a valuable function at Andrean. It encourages the :udents to better understand their own language in order that they might ammunicate with others more intelligently and concisely. The department not nly stresses fundamental writing skills but also tries to introduce students to terature generally recognized as great writing accomplishments. As one climbs te ladder from Freshman to Senior year, he encounters many types of English, le meets Shakespeare, is introduced to contemporary authors such as Steinbeck, nd s given an opportunity to improve his vocabulary. The teachers in the nglish Department are dedicated, hard-working people who strive to help the :udents in any way they can. It is up to the students to take advantage of these pportunities and put them to constructive use. CENTER RIGHT: Mrs. Landeck’s 6th period English I class listens attentively as Karen Zimmerman reads a selection from GODS, HEROES AND MEN OF ANCIENT GREECE. CENTER LEFT: On occasion, Mrs. Landeck has one of her students take over her English I class. Here students are treated to a recitation of Greek poetry. Irs. Joyce Thomas Mr. Timothy O’Boyle Mrs. Edith Dakich S. M. Jonathan, SS.C.M. nglish I, II, IV English I, IV English II English II, III Psychology Academics — 31 In mid-August, 1975, when only teachers and football players could be found roaming the school, a sizeable chunk of Father Eckert’s shop was taken and Presto! General Shop! It may be small — but it’s a beginning. The Industrial Arts department still offers a variety of more technical courses: Basic and Advanced Drawing, Mechanical Drawing, and Architectural Drafting and Design. These construct a foundation upon which students can build plans for the future. Filled to capacity six periods of the day, the Art Room provides elbowroom for students working in four levels of creative activity. Under the direction of Miss Van Huysse, beginning art students pencil, paint, cut and ink their way through fundamentals of drawing, design, and lettering. Second year art students concentrate on advanced drawing and ceramics to advance the follo wing years to acrylic and oil painting and other advanced art forms. Mr. Peter Billick Technical Drawing General Shop CENTER LEFT: One advantage of the informal atmosphere in Mechanical Drawing is the opportunity for students to help each other. Here Sue Badylak helps Buddy Hac perfect details on a drawing. CENTER RIGHT: Chris Sonaty focuses his entire attention on his general shop project while Paul Murfey waits for his turn at the saw. BOTTOM: For Debbie Muldoon, sinking her teeth into Art II means getting her hands dirty in creating a clay planter. Miss Christine VanHuysse Art I, II, III, IV 32 — Academics .cv. Joseph I Moffatt, ( .S B. ihoral sychology Lcting Techniques Mr. Terry Felus Music Appreciation Band Modern World History Music provides opportunities for unique creative expressions, and the Andrean Music Department is no exception for students interested in the Performing Arts. A Beginning Band and Beginning Mixed Choir exist for those who are just starting out. After learning what is expected, students can move on to Concert Band and Concert Choir to further their musical development and performing ability. Music appreciation is available for any student, with or without musical ability, who wishes to learn about different styles of music. Music oriented courses, unlike many others, develop the ability of students to work collectively instead of individually. The delicate balance that is harmony cannot be achieved in any other way. CENTER LEFT: Hours of practice go into coordinating each section of the concert band according to Mr. Felus’ animated directions. CENTER RIGHT : Harmony is essential for first clarinetists Kathy Chalko, Lisa Golbeski, and Cheryl Myers who work at creating a " B flat concert scale.” BOTTOM LEFT: Father Moffatt strikes the opening chord — a decisive moment in any performance of the a capella choir. BOTTOM RIGHT : With eyes wide and mouths open even wider, concert choir members Diane Cafiero, Shelly Richter, and Leone Dudash rehearse a selection for the winter concert. Academics — 33 We’ve come a long way from 1 + 1 — 2 to c 2 = a 2 + b 2 , and many students elect to pursue mathematics through formulas too complicated to cite here. The Mathematics Department offers a variety of courses on three different levels progressing logically (what else?) through Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, and Calculus. In preparation for the country’s move to the metric system of weights and measures, each math class " metered” and gramed its way through a dittoed unit compiled by their teachers. By the time each class completed the 5-day indoctrination program, everyone was seeing decimal points in their sleep. Rev. Albert Cylwicki, C.S M.I Trigonome Analytic Geome Moral CENTER LEFT : Kevin Halloran and John Vucicevic sift through memorized postulates and theorems to find the right ones to pass Mr. Giorgio’s Geometry test. CENTER RIGHT: Mark Senak is having a difficult time convincing Father Ward that his " new method” for graphing linear equations is fool proof. Mrs. Mary Mesterharm Algebra I, II Math 9 Miss Helen Wir Geomet Algebr; M lilt it ' d l ,1-11! -■! 34 — Academics TOP: Father Menner’s Algebra II class would win a prize for the greatest amount of chalk turned to dust (if there were such a prize). CENTER: Class participation increases the pace of Father Cylwicki’s Analytic Geometry class and his students’ heartbeats. BOTTOM: Using every square centimeter of board space, Miss Wirtz eases her Algebra I students through the multiplication of polynomials. Academics — 35 From the first high school experience of dissecting frogs through labs in Chemistry, Physics, Advanced Biology, and Organic Chemistry, students become acquainted with the incredible world of science. Although these classes have been labeled as college preparatory, they are not all work and no play. While learning about the development of life, studying the relationships between matter and energy, and proving the laws of physics, a student opens up for exploration a new world which holds many opportunities for the future. TOP: Mr. Floraday helps Bud Landeck set up a lab dealing with the relationship between force and straight line motion. CENTER: All research is not done in the labs; it involves book research and note-taking for Mr. Floraday’s Physical Science class. BOTTOM: The common earthworm has a special fascination for Eric Sparks and Barry Allison. a 36 — Academics TOP: Freshmen are glad about the end of a lab on blood type identification because it means the end of pricked fingers. CENTER: Mr. Chelap explains some aspects of a lab that were not clear the first time around. BOTTOM LEFT : Danette Cisowski takes a turn being teacher as she explains Avagadro’s hypothesis in Mr. Lee’s Chemistry class. BOTTOM RIGHT: DinoGiannini and Jim Goetz test their weight cart to assure correct data from their experiment. Mr. Jon Lee Chemistry Biology Mr. Jerome Mazur Biology • k I Academics — 37 Mrs. Anne Celenica Library Mrs. Jane Ridgely Medical Room Mrs. Betty Ann Yurechl Main Offi CENTER: From the desk of the principal, through the typewriter of Mrs. Sawyer, and into the mail goes the monthly Andrean Parents’ Prevue. BOTTOM: For Mrs. Yurechko each new school week begins on the Friday before with distribution of weekly calendars and homeroom lists. 38 — Academics Cafeteria Staff: SITTING: Mrs. M. Hall, Mrs. A. Oldaker, Mrs. M. Patty. STANDING: Mrs. C. Horkavi, Mrs. I. Sceniak, Mrs. M. Quade, Mrs. A. Sawochka. TOP LEFT : Mr. Sulewski, better known as " Blackie,” finds time for a quick cup of coffee during a well-deserved afternoon break. CENTER RIGHT: The cafeteria kitchen floor will be spotless following Mr. Beiriger’s once-over. BOTTOM LEFT: After preparing the first menu choice, Mrs. Quade clears the work area so she can prepare the remaining nine. Academics — 39 From the first fluffed flower to the last tun of war we spend a lot of time enjoying people simply for the sake of enjoying people No one tells us we have to do it — we simply enjoy the magic of a friend, the beauty of understanding the moment of sharing a laugh, a tear, a victory, a smile, a disappointment, a discovery All this goes into our celebration of being together 40 Student Life ' mrxzr — 1 nvi ■M.Tiiriiiiri Excitement Abounds Weeks of preparation and ingenuity laid the foundation for a successful, spirit-filled, three day weekend. Plenty of hard work, laughter, and a seemingly endless array of flowers preceded the formalities of Homecoming. On Thursday a rousing assembly inspired the Andrean community. Later that evening, the music of " Midwest Foxx” provided the ■■ backdrop for a sock-hop which enhanced the unity of th student body. The suspension of classes on Friday provide a much appreciated opportunity for last-minuti preparations. High winds and the threat of rain dampenec spirits and abruptly ended the bonfire that evening CENTER LEFT : Imaginative Niner enthusiasts recreate the rock opera " Tommy” as a musical parody. CENTER RIGHT : A strong southerly wind fans the fire and our hopes for victory as well. RIGHT: The Merrillville fire department is on hand to ignite and control Friday night’s bonfire. 42 — Student Life UPPER LEFT : Lee Alvarez, Allison Vidimos, and Lisa Nacarato are on hand to help construct the Senior float at Joel Page’s house. UPPER RIGHT : Varsity cheerleaders rouse pre-game spirits in the caravan. CENTER: Taking up where JAWS left off, the Froshmore float prefigures Wirt’s agonizing defeat. ABOVE: Niner’s boogie to a victory beat at Thursday’s sock-hop. LEFT: Tom Wood makes final adjustments on the Junior float. Student Life — 43 ABOVE: Toni Dauro, escorted by Hugh Sloan. UPPER RIGHT : Maggie Chevigny, escorted by Mike Bianco. CENTER RIGHT : Anne Sheeran, escorted by Larry Koval. LOWER CENTER: Valda Staton, escorted by Phil Patterson. LOWER RIGHT: Mary Ellen Pearce, escorted by John Walsh. 44 — Student Life Spirit Reigns Over All JPPER LEFT : The simple design and classic elegance of the Senior loat wins first prize in the float contest. UPPER RIGHT: Toni elishes the sweetness of victory. LOWER LEFT : A Ninerette pep- dock is at the forefront of the cheering crowd. LOWER RIGHT: ipirited Senior girls capture the first place award in the best car contest vith their expression of the Bicentennial celebration. Brisk autumn air and sunshine on Saturday, October 25 was an unprecedented surprise in contrast to the foul weather of previous years. In traditional Niner form a car caravan intensified the excitement of pre-game activities. The Ninerettes, aided by the band, heightened the suspense of half-time festivities. The class of 76 once again captured the best float award with their creative efforts. In the highlight of the spectacular, Toni Dauro was honored with the most coveted award — Homecoming Queen 1975. In view of the overwhelming point margin, the game was shortened by four minutes. The prowess of the confident Niners was again exhibited in their decisive 61-6 victory over Wirt. Student Life — 45 M TOP: Mary Mahon and friend dance away the night in celebration of the Niner’s Homecoming victory. ABOVE: Mark Manuel and his date find an empty spot on the dance floor where they can concentrate on the driving beat of " Changes.” CENTER: Roses and programs lay unnoticed as Dan Fissinger and Marisa Amore enjoy a secret joke. RIGHT : The glowing faces of Hilary Baruch and Steve Mallonee reflect an enjoyable evening. 46 — Student Life She Once Was a True Love . . . The date was November 8, 1975; the time was 7:30 p.m. Outside all was damp and cold but in the Scarborough Fair, more commonly known as the school cafet eria, the atmosphere was one of celebration and triumph, motivated by the Niner’s overwhelming homecoming victory. The dance floor was alive with colorfully dressed couples moving to the Latin beat of " Changes,” and as the night wore on, greatly appreciated cookies and punch were graciously served by smiling freshman girls. In sharp contrast to the violent victories of the football season, that evening’s festivities concluded on a serene note. Rejoice! The 1975 Christmas celebration at Andrean included a wide variety of activ- ities. Several organizations in the school raised money for underprivi- leged people. The Mission Club sponsored a bake sale and collected clothes for needy migrant workers. In addition, the Student Council spread good cheer via the holiday student mailbox. Other students expressed the joy of the season through their creative artwork which decorated the classrooms, hallways, and cafeteria. A departure from the formal schedule on Friday, December 19, afforded an opportunity for a reflective Mass and a vivacious assembly. Entertainment at the latter was provided by the Concert Choir, the Ninterettes, the " skit squad,” and Santa Claus. Music by " Tomorrow’s Children” added a unique touch to the sock-hop that evening. Once again the Christmas spirit filled the Andrean community with joyful activities and merriment. W 1 : TOP: Bemie Horkavi uses tempera paint to help transform the Art Room into a winter wonderland. CENTER LEFT : The Spanish Seminar class decorates room 128 as pan of an international Christmas tradition. CENTER RIGHT : The spiritual aspect of the season, reflected in the Mass, represents the true essence of Christmas. LEFT : Santa Krupchak adds a special enjoyment to the Christmas assembly by calling students at random to sit on his knee and receive a gift. Student Life — 47 CAST Jack Manningham Bella Manningham Inspector Rough Elizabeth Nancy Bobbie Bobbie John Walsh Nancy DeGan Joe Wiedemann Danette Cisowski Debbie Rettig Randy Zromkowski Mark Palovick The Andrean Drama Club, under the direction of Fr. Moffatt presented its first play of the season, ANGEL STREET, on Nov. 27-30. In a return to the tradition of former years, the play opened on Thanksgiving night. ANGEL STREET, by Patrick Hamilton, is a melodramatic Victorian thriller set in London around 1880. Jack Manningham, played by John Walsh, tries to drive his wife insane. Bella Manningham, portrayed by Nancy DeGan, slowly falls into his trap. While her diabolical husband is away, a good natured police inspector, portrayed by Joe Wiedemann, visits Bella and ultimately proves to her that her husband is a maniacal criminal suspected of a murder committed fifteen years ago in the same house. The thrilling and suspenseful action of the play is in uncovering evidence against Mr. Manningham. Good casting, suspenseful drama, an alive audience, and a well-rehearsed cast and crew resulted in a successful production and an enjoyable evening’s entertainment for all who attended. TOP: Father Moffatt makes another adjustment in the transformation of a mild-mannered 17 year old into a middle-aged maniacal criminal. CENTER: Anticipating the return of Mr. Manningham, Inspector Rough tries to catch Jack without endangering Bella any further. RIGHT: A letter written to Bella by her favorite cousin and then hidden by her husband is one more piece of evidence that convinces Bella of her sanity and Jack’s trickery. 48 — Student Life UPPER LEFT: The lett er Bella reads from her cousin restores her self- confidence and makes her determined to put her life back into some order. UPPER RIGHT : In a very violent scene Jack Manningham verbally torments his wife to a point of near hysteria. CENTER LEFT : Adding insult to injury, Jack Manningham succumbs to the flirtations of the uninhibited maid Nancy. ABOVE: Finally Jack Manningham gets what he deserves: the treatment of a common criminal. LEFT : The climax of the play is reached when Bella has to decide whether to cut Jack’s restraints and let him escape or turn him over to Scotland Yard. Student Life — 49 “Venus and Mars” This year ' s Froshmore Night was an astronomical success. Students passed through a mock space capsule and were transported into an extraordinary world of fun and entertainment. The variety of music played by " Mandingo” was simply out-of-this-world and the cleverly designed murals and mobiles created the ideal fantasy atmosphere. By the end of the evening the Freshmen and Sophomores had gotten to know each other a little better. UPPER RIGHT ; Joe Tuszynslci and Carmen Plasencia enjoy the atmosphere of the outer space setting. ABOVE: Sandy Tucker asks her surprised friend Kathy Pishkur, " He wants ME to dance?!” CENTER RIGHT: Jenell Vaughan and Leroy Emerson dance to the best music on this side of the galaxy. RIGHT : Judy Loh and Donna Schutz approach the space capsule bound for a good time. FAR RIGHT: Couples move slowly to the versatile rhythms of " Mandingo.” 50 — Student Life Red and white hearts, glistening lights, and plenty of smiles set the scene for " Love Is . . the theme of Turnabout ’76. The annual G.A.A.- sponsored dance was appropriately held on Valentine’s Day, Saturday, February 14, at 8:00 P.M. in the school cafeteria. Musical atmosphere was set by the modern beat of " Midwest Foxx.” Judging from the look in everyone’s eyes, one could honestly say that Cupid was right on target that night. TOP: An enthusiastic Andrea Kunas and Rich Parks take a break from dancing to engage in light-hearted conversation with Pam Davis and Kevin Halloran. CENTER LEFT : For Monica Maycher and Greg Gomolka happiness is finding their personalized " Love Is . . .” souvenir. ABOVE: On the ever-crowded dance floor, the tempo slows and the beat softens to capture the magic of Valentine’s Day. LOWER LEFT : Junior couples hustle to the lively music of " Midwest Foxx.” Student Life — 51 Fashions on Parade The efforts of the Home Economics Department, headed by Mrs. Wamsher, made the annual style show on Monday, May 17 a great success. Students proudly displayed their creative talents to watchful parents, faculty members, and friends. Afterwards, the mouth-watering refreshments were provided and served by members of the Foods Classes under the direction of Mrs. Crary. UPPER RIGHT : Diane Ivanyo steps into the fashion scene with her casual ensemble. ABOVE: Carolyn Fairbairn chose this spring formal to perfect her Advanced Clothing skills. CENTER RIGHT: Refreshments were graciously baked, chilled, and served by Mrs. Crary ’s Foods’ classes. RIGHT : With know-how that comes from several style shows and from personal involvement, Mrs. Wamsher needs no cue cards for her description of each girl’s outfit. FAR RIGHT : Joyce Cieskiewicz is prepared for action on the courts with her sporty tennis dress. 52 — Student Life Daddy’s Own Pride and Joy The 14th Annual Daddy Date Nite Dance once again ranked among the most popular events of the school year. On Feb. 29, both fathers and daughters enjoyed an entertaining evening of dinner and dancing. A lasagna dinner was served in the cafeteria which was decorated with streamers and flowers in red, white, and blue. After dinner two fun-filled hours of square dancing followed. The expert calls of Rich and Marva supplied the do-si-do’s and allemandes for the evening. Two more hours of ballroom dancing followed. The melodious music of Dick Candiano’s Continental Orchestra provided the background for many different dances for the young, the old, and the young at heart. Everything from the current " bump " to the traditional waltz and polka occupied the dancers’ attention at one time or another. A four-year Daddy award highlighted the evening’s festivities. Fathers who attended the dance for four years in a row were awarded with a Bicentennial key chain. Mr. Smith received a bronze plaque for an outstanding attendance record of 14 consecutive years since the first Daddy Date Nite. TOP: Fourteen years and four daughters later, Mr. Smith is honored for his perfect attendance at Daddy Date Nite. His date for this year’s occasion is his daughter Nora. CENTER LEFT: " Let Me Call You Sweetheart” is the perfect song for Mr. Boliker and his daughter Andrea. CENTER: Sara Taylor’s father surprises her with a few fancy steps and turns, proving that he and other fathers are quite lively on the dance floor. CENTER RIGHT: Anne Sheeran and her dad promenade back home in step with the music. LEFT : Mr. Sattler, daughter Debbie, and Denice Torres wait for the next square dance to begin. Student Life — 53 Andrean’s Spring Musical was reawakened this year with the comedy production of Rick Besoyan’s LITTLE MARY SUNSHINE. The play was a hilarious parody on the operettas in which the heroine is infinitely pure, always looking for a " sky of blue,” and in love with a handsome Mountie. The hero, whose heart has been stolen by the fair heroine, is the typical rugged outdoorsman with tremendous courage and scrupulous morals. Expert choreography, professional- looking props, and the exceptional pit orchestra added a professional touch to the play which provided a delightful evening of fun and laughter. CAST Little Mary Sunshine Val Visclosky Captain " Bigjim” Warington . .John Walsh Corporal " Billy Jester” Jim Henry Chief Brown Bear Joe Villarreal Mme. Ernestine Linda Ruzga Nancy Twinkle Toni Dauro Fleet Foot Bill Plumb Yellow Feather Dave Rutkin Gen. Fairfox Dave Jennings Forest Rangers Dave Wasil Joe Drakos Rick Hite Randy Zromkoski Mike Wilczynski Joel Parker Young Ladies from Eastchester Finishing School Debbie Linneman Karyn Custer Nora Smith Sharon Stinar Janet Ramusack Laura Conway UPPER LEFT : Little Mary and Bigjim, the " Darling Duo,” illustrate their appropriat nicknames. UPPER RIGHT: Sadly Chief Brown Bear realizes he is no master of all he survey CENTER: Bigjim leads his stout-hearted Forest Rangers in a rousing foot-stomping arrival at th Inn. ABOVE: A select group of musicians, under the professional direction of Mr. Terry Felu played the Broadway score with " panache. 54 Student Life UPPER LEFT: Nancy Twinkle and friends insist upon silence so that they can find out " what has happened” to upset Mary. UPPER RIGHT: Big Jim isn’t too sure about the fleetness of Fleet Foot, his half-blind, half- deaf, not-so-young guide. CENTER LEFT AND RIGHT: Girls from the Eastchester Finishing School are a chorus of coy coquettes contemplating croquet. FAR LEFT : Corporal Jester risks being demoted by mimicking Big Jim’s proposal practice. LEFT : Madame Ernestine and General Fairfax reminisce about their youth in Vienna. Student Life — 55 1776-1976, Andrean Style Andrean students joined the nation in the celebration of its 200th birthday by devoting the entire week of February 23, as well as several days throughout the year, to the commemoration of the Bicentennial. The Student Council opened the Bicentennial Week with a bake sale at lunch hour conducted by the accelerated U.S. History class. Proceeds from this event were donated to the Mission Club. An after-school charity basketball game featuring the Senior intramural all- " Stars” and the faculty " Stripes” highlighted Wednesday’s activities. On Thursday the concert band presented a program of little-known American music. The concert was followed by three short skits created by the Junior boys. These were a humorous interpretation of famous historical figures. UPPER RIGHT : Junior girls, dressed in Colonial costumes, sell homemade goodies to the hungriest students on a first-come, first- served basis. CENTER LEFT: Mr. Rogovich jumps up to sink another one of his many points to give the faculty a 65-61 victory over the seniors. CENTER RIGHT: The Pom- Pom girls, in their last official performance of the season, don Yankee- Doodle- Dandy attire to present a Bicentennial routine. RIGHT : Students in this jump-shot win the battle for possession but lose the war for the score. 56 — Student Life UPPER LEFT : In a humorous portrayal of famous historical events, Jim Henry and Perry Lopez review the Declaration of Independence. UPPER RIGHT: Mr. Felus directs the concert band in an exhilarating rendition of music by American composers which included a medley of Civil War songs. CENTER LEFT : Members of the Parents’ Club entertain the student body with their presentation of " All in the First Family,” an original skit which was first performed at the Oktoberfest. ABOVE: Rewriting history in a whimsical vein, Mike Wilczynski amuses the students with his portrayal of Betsy Ross. LEFT: With sparklers and flags the chorus- line of parents brings the assembly to a rousing finale with " Stars and Stripes Forever.” Student Life — 57 200 Years Young Everything came to a rousing climax on Friday: the sale of red, white and blue carnations by the Booster Club, a skit re- enacted by the Parents’ Club and an all-American performance by the Ninerettes at the afternoon assembly. That night a sock-hop featuring the unusual rhythms of " Mandingo” was held; the students attending had the option of dressing up in patriotic costume. Independent activities included the homeroom decorations displaying the notable features of each of the fifty states, assorted posters in the halls and cafeteria, a special presentation of DANDELION WINE by the Acting Techniques class, and a Student Council-sponsored literary contest. " Happy birthday, America!” UPPER RIGHT : Joe Wiedemann and Connie Wiley perform a dramatic reading of Ray Bradbury’s novel DANDELION WINE in two separate performances before the student body on February 11 and 12. CENTER LEFT : Nancy Rivas and Angie Pavlovich are two of the many students who helped create decorative homeroom displays. CENTER RIGHT : Enthusiastic upperclassmen celebrate being together at Friday night’s sock-hop. RIGHT : Two avid artists. Sue Bihlman and Joan Ikovic, dress up the cafeteria with posters made by the Art Class. LOWER RIGHT: Laura Rupp, appropriately attired in red, white, and blue, and her Bicentennial carnation survive Friday’s hectic schedule. 58 — Student Life Together to Enjoy Throughout the year the student body gathered for a variety of special assemblies. The first of these entertaining and informative assemblies was a presentation by the Xino’s, a black sorority, emphasizing the pride of their heritage. In March, the student council sponsored a talent show which set a new precedent in the number of participants. Well-rehearsed acts ranging from a tap-dance to a " lights” routine fascinated the student body. Later that same month, the National Theatre Company shared its own celebration of the Bicentennial in a bittersweet presentation called " Declaration.” For the most unusual assembly of the year, the students congregated in the courtyard to witness a tree-planting ceremony on Arbor Day. The Indiana Department of Agriculture sent tulip trees to schools all over the State, and the tree-planting formalities were carried out by the Senior Student Council and class officers. These assemblies provided a novel learning experience for faculty and students alike. TOP: Valda Staton, recording secretary of the Xino’s, dramatically narrates a story of her heritage at the Black History Week assembly. CENTER LEFT : After a fast-moving, funny- serious musical look at history the five member cast of the National Theatre Company brings its " Declaration” to a spirited finale. CENTER RIGHT: Originality and well-coordinated movements earn the varsity cheerleaders a first place position in the talent competition as their glowing flares provide the only light for their routine. FAR LEFT: Mary Ellen Pearce and Becky Frederick help to plant the state tulip tree before a watchful student body. LEFT : Hoping to capture a high rating in the talent show. Bill Plumb and Rick Hite present their rendition of Simon and Garfunkel’s " The Boxer.” Student Life — 59 The rainy weather could not dampen the success of the 1976 Armageddon games. The Junior class came in first by accumulating the most points, and for the fourth year in a row the Class of ’76 captured the Spirit Award by defeating all challengers in the Tug of War. At Friday’s assembly the opening ceremonies began with the traditional lighting of the torch, and later, amidst great piles of confetti, the class officers participated in the exhibition obstacle course race. Afterwards the Sophomores jumped into the lead by winning the lemon-eating contest, thereby gaining four points. Saturday’s sock hop featuring " Mandingo” brought Armageddon ’76 to a successful end by dispelling the rivalry of the games with a greater sense of togetherness as a school. UPPER RIGHT: Juniors vigorously respond to the inquiry, " Is the Class of ’77 here?” CENTER LEFT : Becky Birchler tries to maneuver the ball into an advantageous position for the Junior wallball team. CENTER RIGHT: With Marty Jelovcic and Mike Wilczynski leading the cheers, three of the lemon-eating contestants pucker and bear it. RIGHT: Tom Scully, Freshman Class President, clears the hurdle on the obstacle course with room to spare. FAR RIGHT ; Steve Predaina has the honor of lighting the Armageddon torch. 60 — Student Life Vluddy but Masterful Niner Antics UPPER LEFT : Steve Miller concentrates on keeping those barbells steady. UPPER CENTER: When the Sophomores miss a volley, they really miss with style. UPPER RIGHT: Marty Jelovcic holds high the Armageddon jug, symbol of Juniors’ victory in the Armageddon games. CENTER LEFT: Sophomores and Juniors clash on the field of flag football. CENTER RIGHT : Students collapse after a day of good, " clean” fun. LEFT : Seniors hold fast to their sovereignty in the Tug of War. Student Life — 61 UPPER LEFT: Linda Ruzga and her date display their great dancing style. UPPER RIGHT : Escorted by Tom Page, Pete Liber and Becky Birchler proceed toward the hall. CENTER LEFT : Everyone gladly participates in the traditional Grand March. CENTER RIGHT: Awaiting their opportunity to preserve memories on film, couples get to know each other better. ABOVE: This happy group rests before the excitement of Post-Prom activity begins. RIGHT : Keith Underwood and Kathy Lynch seek refreshments at the gaily decorated buffet table. 62 — Student Life It Was Magic! The 1976 Junior-Senior Prom, " Could It Be Magic,” was held on Friday, May 7 at the Hellenic Cultural Center. Upon arriving, the couples were greeted by doormen who escorted them into the hall for an evening of dancing and music provided by Bob Minick and his Continental Orchestra. The Post-Prom buffet dinner was served at the Merrillville Holiday Inn where " November’s Guest” added the magical touch to the gala event. UPPER LEFT : David Blachly and Michele Murphy make a handsome couple as they stroll through the Magic Land archway. CENTER LEFT: With Moya Singleton’s help, Jim Laskowski finds that three hands feed more than two. CENTER RIGHT : There was swaying room only at the Greek Hall on Friday night. LEFT : The prom souvenir is not just another terrarium for Janet Ramusack and her escort. ABOVE: Even formal gowns and tuxedoes don’t inhibit energetic dancing. Student Life — 63 God With Us During Lent, class retreats provided an added dimension in learning for Andrean students. Instead of assembling in school for the usual academic work, each class came together for a special day devoted to the work of the Holy Spirit. Since past small group retreats failed to involve a majority of the students, Sister Joan Marie, Mr. Manuel Chircop, and Father James Gaunt organized a series of retreats designed to reach a larger group of people and include more faculty members. In an attempt to keep the retreat experience relevant and personal, each class had its own retreat day. During that time students sang, listened to guest speakers, participated in group dynamics and a penance service, and celebrated the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. The retreat themes, unique for each class, were: the revelation of God through nature, people, and Jesus; the dynamic activity of the Christian life; maturity and coming into age; and Christian leadership in today’s society. Awareness of God’s love for us is an important step in improving our relationship with Him, and these special retreats helped increase this awareness. I§T ToGeTkeR TOP: Following a talk by guest speaker Father Niblick, students have a " respond and react” session with him. ABOVE: In the spirit of the day’s activities, teachers and students share each other’s company during lunch. CENTER RIGHT: Chuck Krcmaric, with the aid of a choral group, reads the Good News at the Student Retreat Mass. RIGHT : Group dynamics, an important part of the retreat experience, helps students get to know themselves and each other a little better. 64 — Student Life Alive in Christ Teaching Catholic dogma and morality is a major aspect of Catholic education, and Andrean is no exception. In addition to Theology courses, students receive many spiritual opportunities which include frequent Masses and penance services for the entire student body. In addition, for those who wish to deepen their faith experience, Holy Communion is made available each day before lunch, and student Masses are held in the priests’ chapel on Thursday mornings. Andrean students, with the help of a dedicated faculty, have the distinction of combining scholastic accomplishments with the spiritual pursuits. TOP: In a special service appropriately initiating the Lenten season, Brian McPherson receives ashes from Fr. Klein. CENTER LEFT: Students in the Thanksgiving Offertory procession carry the art classes’ posters depicting the things for which we are especially thankful. LOWER LEFT : Bishop Andrew G. Grutka, in his concern for the value of Catholic education, joins the student body and faculty in the celebration of the Mass which initiated the 1975-1976 school year. LEFT: The many hours Mr. Lee spends practicing with the guitarists and singers pay off when they provide inspiring music for the Mass. ABOVE: During the holy seasons of Advent and Lent, students participate in special penitential services which include opportunities for the sacrament of Penance. Student Life — 65 " People who nil ' ll people .iri ' till ' luckiest people in the world People w ho give of themselves are rieher for the e (xricnci Through sometimes inconvenient i luh meetings. boring committee work writing iop . mu tine deadlines. spending lone drearv tl.irk hours after schixil — we iome to know ami appreciate what it takes to get people to work togethe toward a lomnion end and sometimes succeed The final feeling of " we did it’ gives a sense of satisfaction to each |xrson involved who then, develops a uTtain resjxct for the thoughts anil opinions and differences of others a resjxvt horn of patient learning and discovery Suin ' this i ' sometimes so rare tixlav we find it good reason to celcbrati jx’ople reai hi ng out to others 66 Organizations All Chiefs, No Indian National Honor Society is an honorary organization comprised of juniors and seniors who qualify for membership in the areas of scholarship, leadership, character, and service. Induction of new members took place in both the fall and spring. With Sister Maria Goretti as their moderator, NHS sponsored the tutoring of students from Boys’ Town every Monday. Although the tutoring was NHS-sponsored, every student was welcome to help. As their Bicentennial project, NHS members carried a Bicentennial celebration program to convalescent homes. They entertained the residents with dances from the 20’s, 50’s, 70’s, and with square dances and waltzes. The members led a sing-a-long featuring popular American songs and presented the elderly residents with Bicentennial candy Minutemen. TOP: Beth Morrison turns homework into a bit of fun as she tutors students from Boys’ Town. CENTER LEFT : Waltzing is a new experience for several NHS members (who happen to be guys) as they prepare for their Bicentennial project: entertainment at area nursing homes. CENTER RIGHT: Taking the Offertory gifts, Mark Zancanaro and Chelley Vician participate more fully in the Convocation Liturgy. RIGHT : Kelly Blake, Karen Bajgrowicz, Brian Nunley, Jim Goetz, and Linda Ruzga make plans for the NHS Bicentennial project, the visitation of area nursing homes. 68 — Organizations LEFT: National Honor Society Officers: Allison Vidimos, Vice-President; John Kopchik, President; RoseMarie Lopez, Secretary; John Levenda, Treasurer. CENTER LEFT : Fr. Dennis Hand, former Andrean NHS member, celebrates the Liturgy at the Convocation and uses the opportunity to remind students of their call to responsible service. CENTER RIGHT : Addressing the student body at an NHS assembly. Congressman Floyd Fithian speaks about youth involvement, especially in politics. BOTTOM: Fr. Schwenzer offers a certificate, pin, and his congratulations to Kris Baron, a new junior member. Organizations — 69 People-Movers, People-Improver The most active organization at Andrean is the Student Council. Its purpose is to promote interest in school activities and serve as a liaison between the administration and the students. Through the efforts of the Student Council seniors received the privilege of open lunch on Wednesdays. To aid those in need, the Student Council planned and sponsored many fund-raising activities, including the all-star basketball game and the Thanksgiving food drive. Student Council operated the Christmas and Valentine’s Day mailboxes to make it possible for studen to send cards and gifts to their friends at a low cost. Mom from the Christmas mailbox was donated to the Missior For recreation the Student Council sponsored formal dance most sock-hops, and recreation night. In an attempt promote school spirit and an interest in our athletic tean Student Council planned all pep assemblies. Other activiti such as Homecoming, Spirit Week, and Armageddon ; took place successfully through the efforts of the Stude Counc ABOVE: Student Council Officers: Chelley Vician, Secretary; Tony Muffoletto, President; Becky Frederick, Vice-President; Marty Jelovcic, Treasurer. UPPER RIGHT : Allison Vidimos finalizes the plans for the Bicentennial Week activities — assemblies, skit, stars-and-stripes all-star game, and homeroom decorating. RIGHT : Selling chances to aid Mrs. Cafiero, Marty Jelovcic and Anne Sheeran " squeak” their way through the halls with the kiddie wagon carrying 16,795 pennies. 70 — Organizations UPPER LEFT : The band plays the victory song at the Student Council-sponsored victory pep assembly as jubilant Niners proclaim, " We’re No. l!” after the Hobart game. UPPER RIGHT : Lisa Dent and Bob Galovic take a break from dancing during the Student Council’s newly-initiated Sunday Best Dance. CENTER LEFT : David Zakutansky, although not an elected representative, exercises his right as an interested student to attend the weekly Student Council meetings. CENTER RIGHT: The first sock-hop is a time to renew old acquaintances and make new friends. LEFT: Tony Muffoletto, president of the Gary Inner-City Student Council, discusses plans for workshops at Indiana Tech with members of the I.C.S.C. Organizations — 71 Parties Top Priority Here is a club whose business is celebrating. Under the direction of Sister Paul, the Youth Association for Retarded Children planned and enjoyed six holiday parties with a group of retarded children from the area. Sandwiched between a picnic in late summer and one in late spring, the students celebrated Halloween (complete with Linus who awaited the Great Pumpkin’s arrival), shared Christmas gifts and Christmas cookies, made and exchanged Valentine hearts, and followed the Easter Bunny in parade. The YARC activities proved that the children were not the only ones who benefited from the celebration because the students involved developed a sense of compassion and awareness for other people. TOP: Gwen Gerchak and YARC moderator Sister Paul, watch one of the youngsters put the finishing touches on her Santa Claus drawing. CENTER LEFT : Scott Hogg and Michelle Verduzco join in a game of balloon volleyball. CENTER RIGHT: YARC Officers: Karen Bajgrowicz, Treasurer; Debbie Linneman, President; Maria Arriero, Secretary; Lisa Rooney, Vice-President. RIGHT: Costumes, taffy apples, and puppets add to the enjoyment of the Halloween party. 72 — Organizations Concern Comes Alive Through the efforts of Sister MaryAnne and the Mission Club members, money was raised to aid needy people around the world including migrant families and Indians in South Dakota and Montana. To raise money for these missions, the club held numerous fundraising activities including a Thanksgiving turkey raffle, poster sale, sale of Valentine’s Day carnations, afghan raffle, and the sale of green pom-poms on St. Patrick’s Day. Monthly homeroom collections supplemented the fundraising projects, bringing the total amount raised for the year to over $ 1500 . TOP: In the regular monthly collection for the missions Kathy Terlicher collects donations from Freshman girls. CENTER LEFT : Mission Club members examine some of the colorful art posters that were sold to raise money for the Missions. CENTER RIGHT : Debbie Magallon, Beth Garcia, and Paula Koschal clip Cupids for Valentine corsages that will be sold to help the Missions. LEFT : Paula Koschal delivers a carnation to Lisa Dent as part of the Mission Club’s Valentine’s Day project. Organizations — 73 . . . And No One Can Be Prouder . . As its main activity the Booster Club painted signs to promote an interest in school sports, even those that do not usually attract a big crowd. The club held various fund- raising activities throughout the year. The most successful was the Homecoming Mum sale and the sale of the carnations during Bicentennial week. Denice Torres’ design was chosen by the members to be placed on custom-ordered T-shirts. Perhaps the most attractive promoters of spirit were the Ninerettes who provided half-time entertainment at all home football and basketball games. Often acting in the capacity of a service club, the Ninerettes assisted at the Parents’ Club Style Show, open house for incoming Freshmen, and the Freshman picnic. TOP: Ninerettes entertain basketball fans with a " star” routine at a home basketball game. CENTER LEFT: Ninerette Officers: TOP TO BOTTOM: Paula DeBois, President; Karyn Custer, Vice-President; Joyce Boer, Treasurer. The Ninerettes: FRONT ROW: D. Sattler, P. DeBois, J. Boer, L. Ruzga, C. Wiley, V. Staton, J. Ramusack. SECOND ROW : D. Cisowski, Y. Guzman, M. Merza, K. Custer, S. Ross, D. Ruzga, G. Vaughan. THIRD ROW: P. Stevens, M. Schafer, S. Bono, D. Sekulich, S. Boliker, D. York. FOURTH ROW: T. Sowinski, K. Lovich, D. Ponce, D. Tukaj, S. Rodriquez, M. Nettles. FIFTH ROW: L. Waite, R. Bruce, S. Wolf. N. Tretter. BACK ROW: B. Ross, G. Shropshire, J. Chube. RIGHT: The chipmunks, Andrean’s mascots, lead the parade of Ninerettes at a pep assembly for the upcoming Hobart basketball game. 74 — Organizations TOP LEFT : Ninerettcs form an honor guard anticipating the rousing arrival of the victorious basketball team. TOP RIGHT : Mary Merza, Marie Kwilasz, and Diane Tukaj contribute time and effort to painting signs after school, and at the same time, enjoy a laugh or two. CENTER LEFT: Booster Club Officers: Alice White, Vice-President; Valda Staton, Secretary; Debbie Sattler, President. ABSENT: Janet Ewen, Treasurer. CENTER RIGHT : Booster Club enthusiasm isn’t limited to football or basketball. Kathy Lovich, Tammy Sowinski, Sue Wolf and Nora Tretter contribute their talents to a sign for the hockey team. LEFT : A sign for a basketball game becomes a family affair for Debbie and Julieann Sattler with Janet Ewen’s help. Organizations — 75 1975-76 in Picas and Point In order to commemorate our nation’s Bicentennial, " celebration” was chosen to be the theme of the 1976 DECUSSATA. We celebrate countless things, however straightforward or subtle their element of celebration may be. In this yearbook we have endeavored to convey these many aspects of celebration. Members of the staff have worked many long and hard hours in the production of this yearbook — writing cutlines, pondering over copy, planning layouts, cropping pictures, typing feverishly, striving to meet deadlines, and making the last minute changes that always occur. In light of this tremendous effort we hope to have captured memories for you to cherish as you reflect upon the 1975-76 school year. Our deepest satisfaction lies with the complete and final production of this yearbook. In that, we celebrate. TOP: The " nurd nuts” struggle for a nice, neat, nurdy cutline to achieve their quota of 100% " nurdiness” by 10:00 p.m. CENTER LEFT: Maggie Ede helps Gina Ensalaco discover that being editor is 99% " hair- pulling” and 1% glory. CENTER RIGHT: Introduction staff Elaine Petrites, Jackie Witczak, and Yolanda Guzman carefully choose pictures that will coincide with their theme and copy. RIGHT: Sister Jeanne Ambre and Jackie Witzcak supervise the best part of the yearbook job: distributing the new books. 76 — Organizations Write On! The ACROPOLIS staff, under the guidance of Sister Gilmary, showed their worth not only to the Andrean community, but also to the National Scholastic Press Association and the Quill and Scroll. Both organizations, who honor superior high school journalists, presented the staff with hard-earned first-place ratings. The staff informed its readers of school activities, student achievements, and presented points of view that were not always obvious. Student participation was also encouraged by the ACROPOLIS staff through letters-to-the editor. The hard work and dedication of the staff was realized through the publication of an issue every month except December. TOP: Kathy Johnston, Mark Palovick, and Mary Hayduk perform the very important nitty gritty: proofreading. CENTER: Staff: Mike Wilczynski, co- editor-in-training; Anne Sheeran, Kathy Pazak, Janet Ramusack, editors; Valda Staton, sports editor; Sue O’Leary, feature editor. ABSENT: Kathy Johnston and Mark Palovick, co-editors-in-training. LOWER LEFT : Nancy Marcotte knows that accurate typing and careful proofreading are important steps in producing a good paper. LEFT : While Valda Staton draws a layout and Mike Wilczynski checks another galley proof, Anne Sheeran demonstrates her editorial flair. Organizations — 77 All the World Is a Stage This year students demonstrated an unusual amount of interest in backstage work for the Drama Club: lighting, props, costumes, make-up, set painting, prompting, and advertisements. The productions included the melodrama ANGEL STREET and the musical LITTLE MARY SUNSHINE. Long hours of rehearsals and pit band practice drew the Drama Club members into a closeknit family, providing not only enjoyment but friendship for those involved. TOP: Drama Officers: Nancy DeGan, Secretary; Bill Plumb, President; Val Visclosky, Vice-President. CENTER LEFT : Part of the crew’s job is constructing sets. CENTER RIGHT: Properties crew E. Buczek, D. Linneman, E. Tucker, M. Hayduk, P. Teso, P. Vidal are in charge of all properties for ANGEL STREET. LOWER LEFT : Cathy Fealy and Crystal Gross expertly apply make-up to Debbie Rettig and John Walsh. LOWER RIGHT: Responsible for lighting of ANGEL STREET are crew members (STANDING) C. Shultz, V. Gerchak, W. Plumb, (SITTING) B. Rueter, and M. Hallett. 78 — Organizations jriffins Stop Opponents Cold Led by MVP Hugh Sloan and High Scorer ( 19 goals, 24 assists) Mike Mallonee, the Andrean Hockey team compiled an outstanding record in the Northern Indiana High School Hockey league. Going into the league playoffs with a 14-3-1 record, Andrean first defeated T.F.S. and Merrillville before losing to Munster in overtime during the semifinals. With a 16-4-1 record the hockey team captured a first place in its division and a third in the league. Andrean, the defending state champs, lost a heartbreaker to Carmel in overtime during the state playoffs. With a season record of 16-5-1 the Hockey team scored 100 goals while allowing only 34 to be scored by the opposition. Steve Nolan was voted to be the Most Improved player by his teammates after a successful season. TOP: Mike Mallonee takes the puck down ice as a T.F.S. defenseman tries to block the shot. CENTER LEFT : Bob Tomala tenses as he prepares to prevent a score. CENTER: Whether on the ice or off Father Klein and the team focus their attention on the position of the puck. CENTER RIGHT: Hugh Sloan awaits the drop of the puck in a tension-filled face-off. LEFT: FRONT ROW: L. Bicalho, A. Pavolich, R. Tomala, S. Nolan, H. Sloan, B. Lyman. SECOND ROW: P. Benson, D. Poplon, M. Mallonee, D. Giannini, B. Collins, J. Tomko, N. Pappas. BACK ROW: Fr. Klein, L. Bihlman, M. Gallinatti, S. Frankowski, E. Andersen, J. Ehrsam, R. Ehrsam (assistant coach). Organizations — 79 Celebrating Growth Under the guidance of Sister Joan Marie, the Green Thumb Society developed a concern for the neglected greenhouse and its purpose. Students helped pa int the greenhouse windows to filter sunlight, and they altered the lack of humidity with the installation of a humidifier. Besides saving the greenhouse, society members engaged in making plant cuttings and all-purpose potting soil, potting plants correctly, making terrariums, watering plants, and gardening. Because of insufficient funds and the lack of materials, the group was unable to engage in any detailed projects, but students learned much through their activities and have great ambition for next year’s club. TOP: Alice White, center, guides the club members in making cuttings of various plants. CENTER LEFT: Botany enthusiasts work out the next step in making cuttings: finding the proper rooting medium. CENTER RIGHT: Responsibility for the greenhouse and for planning the Botany club meetings rests with Alice White and Janet Ewen. RIGHT: Alice White and John Walsh add a new member to the cacti jungle. 80 — Organizations Mathematics for Fun and Profit Mu Alpha Theta is an honorary math club open to those students who have completed two years of math. The club’s main activity consisted of working out a set of bonus problems every month. Successful completion of the problems provided extra points that raised the students’ math averages. Under the guidance of the club moderators, Father Cylwicki and Mr. Giorgio, the students gained a greater insight into mathematics which can be applied to today’s complex and technological world. TOP: Mu Alpha Theta Officers: John Kopchik, President; Tom Wood, Treasurer; Louise Walsh, Secretary; Kelly Blake, Vice- President. CENTER RIGHT : Joyce Boer, John Walsh, Sue Rykovich, and Mary Pat Hughes combine their skills to work out one of the club’s infamous bonus problems devised by the officers. CENTER LEFT: Even with a calculator, Eileen Dombrowski finds this bonus problem a bit sticky. LOWER RIGHT: Fr. Cylwicki pores over the " nutty number” system applied to specified fractional numbers. LOWER LEFT: Dr. Wiles of I.U. explains what he calls " nutty numbers.” Answer to chess question: Black king is on wrong side of the board. Organizations — 8 1 Medieval Meditative Maneuverin The Chess Club, with Mr Giorgio as moderator, met every Thursday for individual games. In competing against each other in these weekly matches, members improved their skills by learning from their own mistakes and by learning the good techniques of opponents. Belonging to the U.S. Chess Federation was an advantage to the club because members gained information and new ideas about strategy from people in all parts of the country. Chess matches provided the club members with relaxation and intellectual challenge throughout the year. TOP: Only the chess experts can see what is wrong with the board set-up here. (Answer on p. 81). CENTER LEFT : One on one matches help chess club members improve their skills. CENTER RIGHT : Dave Rearick sets up his defense with his pawns early in a game against Kevin Sylve. RIGHT : Karl Suelzer reflects the deep concentration needed by chess players as he plans his next move. 82 — Organizations Exercising Their Creativity Newly-established by Miss Van Huysse, the Art Club brought new spirit to Andrean. Not only did it stimulate the creativity of its members, but it increased the imagination and art-awareness of all Andrean people. Besides taking a field trip to the Chicago Art Institute, the club members decorated the Art Room corner of the building for various seasons. Christmas was especially decorative because of the contribution of the Art Club members who were also responsible for decorating the cafeteria with a Bicentennial theme for Daddy Date Nite and Bicentennial Week. It was good to have beauty- conscious people around. TOP: A representative of an arts and crafts company demonstrates his company’s " velvetouch” product. CENTER RIGHT: Art Club Officers: Carol Gross, Vice-President; Debbie Duriavig, President; Sue Dihlman, Treasurer; Chris Colie, Secretary. CENTER LEFT: At their first organizational meeting Art Club members compile ideas and expectations for a successful year. LEFT : Maggie Ede and Laura Morton illustrate the two things necessary for creative expression: concentration and contemplation. Organizations 83 On-the-Job T raining The Business Club, under the direction of Sister Maria Goretti, helped increase the members’ awareness of, and capability in, the business world. The club-sponsored tour of the IBM Building in Chicago showed members the importance of computers in business. During the year club members were available to the faculty as secretaries, typing and running off stencils. Another service provided by the Business Club included helping students complete income tax forms. Quite obviously the Business Club provided its members with many practical experiences. TOP: Business club members board the bus for their field trip to the IBM Buidling in Chicago. CENTER: Moderator Sister Maria Goretti shows Joe Tassone and Marie Plasencia how to fill out federal income tax returns. BOTTOM: Business Club Officers: Tina Cicco, President; Annette Sajko, Secretary-Treasurer; Yolanda Rebeck, Associate President. 84 — Organizations !icero Would Be Proud The purpose of the Latin Club is to promote interest in the Classics. A steadily rising enrollment in Latin has shown that the Latin Cluh was successful in its efforts. The climax of the Club’s activities was the celebration of Saturnalia — an ancient Roman holiday in which the Romans set some of their slaves free and gave them presents. Latin members carried on the tradition by exchanging gifts. As a Bicentennial project the club members wrote to cities in Indiana with classical names and asked for the history of the city’s name. The information was compiled and displayed in a showcase in April. As members of the Junior Classical League, several students were able to attend the League’s state convention. For the members of the Latin Club, Latin still lives. i L ’ TOP: Latin Club Officers: Kevin Sylve, Aedile; Cindy Dickerson, Pro Consul; Bob Rueter, Consul; Kathy Chalko, Censor-Quaestor; Chris McQuillin, Aedile. CENTER LEFT: Kathy Chalko calls out the numbers during a game of " Latin” — the club’s version of Bingo. CENTER: Patrice Joyner seems to be wondering about the contents of her Saturnalia gift. CENTER RIGHT: Sister Paul, Latin Club moderator, makes her own record of this year’s festivities. LEFT : Chris McQuillin welcomes Latin Club members to the Saturnalia celebration. Organizations — 85 Putting Hot Air to Good Us The band, under the baton leadership of Mr. Felus, mastered a predominantly American repertoire in order to commemorate the Bicentennial. The entire student body sat in rapt attention during the special Bicentennial performance which featured music by little-known American composers. With an eye on each upcoming concert, the band spent many hours practicing for the Christmas, Bicentennial, and spring concerts. In addition the Pep Band added its special " toot” to pep assemblies and Ninerette performances. We are all richer for the band’s contributions during the year. TOP: The members of the Pep Band relax after accompanying the Ninerettes during half-time of a game. CENTER LEFT: Band Officers: Kathy Chalko, Librarian; Bob Rueter, Vice-President; Jeannie Jones, Secretary; Joe Wiedemann, President. CENTER RIGHT: FRONT ROW : K. Chalko, L. Golbesky, C. Myers, L. Rooney, D. Shudlick. SECOND ROW: D. Barkowski,J. Cleveland, L. Grant, A. Key, K. Gonzalez, M. Jabkowski. THIRD ROW: A. PovlinskiJ. Chalko, J. Miller, B. Hunt, D Zaloudek, M. Dickerson. BACK ROW: M. Douglas, J. Harris, J. Good, D. Dickens. RIGHT: Joe Wiedemann anticipates a good grade school tour as the Band prepares to leave for St. Andrew’s. 86 — Organizations TOP LEFT : Many long hours are spent perfecting the band’s interpretation of " Civil War Rhapsody.” TOP RIGHT: An early morning assembly doesn’t bother the members of the Pep Band. CENTER LEFT : FRONT ROW : V. Gerchak, D. Linnemann, M. Hostetler, D. Magallon. SECOND ROW: R. Clark, J. Wiedemann, J. Wellman, M. Ponce, J. Pavlik, B. Rueter. THIRD ROW : M. Sparks, D. Kaminski, A. Madvek, J. Jones, D. Funkhouser, J. Mathews, R. Lopez. BACK ROW : B. Nandor, C. Dunomes, M. Prusiecki, R. Hopkins. CENTER RIGHT: The members of the Band watch Mr. Felus for his signal that will indicate a tempo change. BOTTOM: Under the leadership of Mr. Felus the members of the Band practice for the concert during Bicentennial Week. Organizations — 87 Make a Joyful Noise Unto the Lord Under the leadership of Father Moffatt the Concert Choir performed a variety of folk, spiritual, and sacred songs. At Christmas the choir performed at the students’ Mass and held a special program for the Parents’ club and the student body. Performances at some local churches and elementary schools gave the choir additional practical experience in performing before an audience. Besides practicing, the choir spent time listening to different musical compositions, thus perfecting an important skill in music. The concert choir was a valuable cultural experience for its members and its audience. TOP: Fr. Moffatt directs the vocal exercises that are an intrinsic part of choir practice. CENTER: FRONT ROW: N. Knies, P. Mathis, M. Lennertz, L. Conway, (librarian), K. Custer, D. Cafiero, L. Dudash, M. Hyson, A. Hill. SECOND ROW: C. Wilson, J. Cunegin, P. Yurechko, J. Keough, E. Meier, L. Jones, S. Richter, F. Clark, M. Gonzalez, F. Magallon, D. Downs. BACK ROW: J. Nettles, J. Lee, H. Griffith, D. Poplan, R. Jeffreys, F. Losinski, D. Fissinger, K. Schneider. ABSENT: R. Hite (Manager). BOTTOM: The Concert Choir practices one of the many folk tunes in its repertoire. 88 — Organizations LEFT : Choir members devote many hours to practice, practice, and more practice. CENTER LEFT : The view from behind the piano would make a dentist happy. CENTER RIGHT: Tenors attentively wait for their cue to join in the song. BOTTOM: Good posture helps proper breathing which is important for good tonality. Organizations — 89 Everyone celebrates victors Only those who truly understand the meaning of the word " celebration” can find cause toexul in bruises, bumps, cuts, falls, practice, exhaustion, sweat, tear? And few of these can see losing as a good thin an occasion for learning, a moment of truth, an exercise in courage a reason to play agair Winning is more prized by athlete and spectator alik after knowing defeat 90 — Sports Niners Smash Opponent s This year’s tennis team, coached by Mr. Jerry Mazur, completed a successful season with a 10-3 record. The Team won the Northern Indiana Catholic Alliance Tennis Championship title and were runners up in the final set of games against Valparaiso. The team was led by MVP Ernie Blando who finished with an individual record of 16-2. MIP was Bob Martino, the 3 singles’ player, whose serving ability led to many victories. Next year promises to be another successful season even though Blando, Muffoletto, Gundy and Kopchik will leave. Mr. Mazur hopes that the enthusiasm shown by the athletes at the beginning of the season will continue to grow and keep tennis the popular sport it is now. Varsity Tennis: BOTTOM ROW: Coach Mazur, E. Blando, A. Milbrath, M. Gross, J. Kopchik. TOP ROW : D. Kaminski, T. Gundy, T. Muffoletto, B. Martino, D. Parr. RIGHT : Bob Martino gets ready to ace his serve. CENTER: Tony Muffoletto anticipates his opponent ' s next move. CENTER RIGHT : Tearhwork is evident in the excellent performance of the doubles’ team Missy Gross and Tony Muffoletto. LOWER RIGHT : John Kopchik hopes his opponent will not be able to return his volley. 92 — Sports ANDREAN OPPONENT 4 Griffith 1 4 Hammond Morton 1 2 Hobart 3 3 Highland 0 4 River Forest 1 2 Crown Point 3 5 Horace Mann 0 3 Michigan City Rogers 2 3 Merrillville 2 5 Roosevelt 0 3 Portage 2 5 Wallace 0 Sectionals 5 Roosevelt 0 4 River Forest 1 1 Valpo 4 LEFT : Dean Parr leans far to his right to return the difficult shot. CENTER RIGHT; Tom Gundy demonstrates the backhand form at the net. CENTER LEFT: The Most Valuable player, Ernie Blando, retires the opposition early in the match. CENTER: Coach Mazur observes the performance of his team as he tabulates their scores. LOWER LEFT : Anne Milbrath executes the perfect forehand. Sports — 93 Cross Country Coached by Father John Ward, the cross country team finished the 1975 season with a 4-8 record. After a slow start, the young and inexperienced team improved as the season progressed. The highlight of the season was the Hobart Invitational where the top five Andrean cross country members were under the fourteen minute mark in the 2 l i mile meet. Next year’s record should be better since all of the top seven runners, headed by MVP Steve Mallonee and MIP Bill Kane, will return. UPPER LEFT : Steve Mallonee sets a moderate pace in the 2 Vi mile run. UPPER RIGHT : Running 2 Vi miles in 14 minutes is a grueling experience even for Greg Nowesnik, one of the best. LOWER RIGHT : Carl Suelzer knows the loneliness of the long distance runner. Cross Country: BACK ROW: K. Suelzer, S. Mallonee, G. Nowesnick, J. Gomez, B. Kane. FRONT ROW : S. Predaina, T. Martin, J. Bekelya, K. Stryczek. Loses Grounc to Oppositioi 94 — Sports ANDREAN OPPONENT 37 Chesterton 21 15 Valparaiso 46 32 Hobart 24 16 Wirt 43 21 Emerson 36 50 Crown Point 15 33 Lew Wallace 22 34 Roosevelt 21 45 M. C. Elston 15 30 Lowell 25 42 Horace Mann 15 38 Calumet 42 Record 4-8 UPPER LEFT: Oblivious of the traffic, Steve Predaina concentrates full attention on the trail ahead of him. UPPER RIGHT: Fr. Ward joins his team in silent prayer for endurance and safety. CENTER: Greg Nowesnik awaits the blast of the starter’s gun in the race against Calumet. CENTER RIGHT : In an attempt to maintain his lead, Jerry Gomez pushes full force as he comes into the final stretch. LOWER LEFT: Bill Kane grimaces painfully in an attempt to resume normal breathing after a hard-run race. Sports — 95 Fifty-Niners Tackle Succes The Andrean 59er’s football team, coached by Mr. Pete Billick, ended the 1975 season with a 7-3 record. A tough defense and powerfully dynamic offense contributed to the team’s success. The offensive team averaged 215 yards rushing, 56 yards passing, and 12 first downs per game, while the opposition averaged less than 61 yards rushing and 75 yards passing and achieved only 7 first downs. The highlight of the season was the battle against Hobart. Andrean dominated the Brickies both defensively and offensively, thus controlling the tempo of the game. Even though many lettermen are graduating this year, the potential of next year’s team can make the 1976 season even better. TOP: Chris Cunningham rounds the Chesterton defense with the bullish speed which won him the M. V.O.B. award. CENTER RIGHT : Jim Goetz shows why he was named M.V.P. as he breaks through the defense for good yardage. CENTER LEFT : Bill Pete lunges his way into a first down on the Chesterton 35 yard line. Varsity Football: FRONT ROW: R. Doyle, J. Smutzko, B. Marker, T. Staehle, W. Pete. D. Reba, T. McDevitt, M. Simmons, T. Novotny, J. Goetz Frankovich, J. Driscoll, D. Ballinger. SECOND ROW: J. Villareal, T. Calloway, J. Qualizza, K. Fronczak, D. Lozano, B. Dorulla, M. Mallonee Kissel, R. Craig, J. Prusiecki, J. Doyle, J. Page, M. Jelovcic, R. Galovic. THIRD ROW: B. Landeck, M. Bickel, D. Wasil, T. Martin, J. Laskowski, Gore, S. Ignarski, L. Billick, D. Giannini, J. Siminski, M. Sopko, B. Iatarola. FOURTH ROW: Coach Bennet, W. Piwkiewicz, B. Graves, J. Bodr D. Krupchak,J. Montanio, J. Kedziora, J. Fidal, D. Jancosek, M. Gajewski, R. Barrera, Coach C. Nicolini, F. Losinski, Coach P. Billi 96 — Sports LEFT : The pre-grame huddle allows for the moment of reflection before battle begins. CENTER LEFT: After a hand off from quarterback Joel Page, Mel Gore gains good yardage. CENTER: Aided by his teammates, Jim Goetz gains extra yardage for the Niners. CENTER RIGHT : The defensive unit anixously awaits the opportunity to sack the Chesterton quarterback as they have done many times before. LOWER LEFT : Coach Billick emphasizes the score in case someone missed it. ANDREAN OPPONENT 21 Portage 14 2 St. Joseph, South Bend 6 14 Hobart 7 40 Calumet 0 3 Merrillville 10 28 Lew Wallace 6 41 Gavit 6 61 Win 6 10 Chesterton 13 21 Morton 18 Record 7-3 Sports — 97 At the Top of Our Lungs Varsity: TOP: M. E. Pearce, T. Dauro, P. Comerford. BOTTOM: M. Chelich, M. Murphy, M. Zygmunt. Reserve: FRONT: B. Dauro. SECOND ROW: L. Levenda, M. Amore. THIRD ROW : F. Maggio, M. Chevigny. TOP: M. Butkowski. Frosh: TOP: A. Boliker, C. Blake, S. Dorulla. BOTTOM: P. Spellman, L Bosak, S. Lissey. Sports — 99 A Spirited Team This Seasoi The reserve team, coached by Mr. Chris Nicolini, ended its season with an 8-0-1 record. This team has not lost in two years of play. The highlight of their season was the game against Hobart, even though it ended in a tie. Down by 8 points at half time, the team came back to tie the game and keep their string of unbeaten games intact. Even though the Reserves suffered this disappointing tie, they came back at the next game to beat Brother Rice, a perennial winner in Chicago’s Catholic League. With the reserves as varsity, next year’s team will be unbeatable. TOP: Ray Wojkovich tries to gain a few yards before he is sacked by the Merrillville defense. CENTER RIGHT : Pete Reardon displays his running ability as he rushes past his Merrillville opponent. BELOW : Strategy is important for a good defense. ANDREAN OPPONENT 12 Munster 16 14 Chesterton 8 28 Wirt 0 13 Wallace 0 34 Emerson 6 8 Hobart 8 21 Chicago Br. Rice 8 14 Merrillville 6 20 Crown Point Record 8-0-1 8 Reserve Football: FRONT ROW: R. Parks, M. Gore, R. Wojkovich, T. Johnston, J. Frasca, J Doyle, K. Halloran. SECOND ROW: Coach D. Keilman, B. Martin, R. Henry, T. Page, Reardon, M. Holcomb, B. Beckham, J. Burke. THIRD ROW: S. Macey, S. Nicksic, J. Bain, ] Hac, D. McQuillan J. Vucicevic, R. Hutchins, L. Gough, Coach C. Nicolir Frosh Success Continues fKI i ' EAN AKLM.M ANBHf. AS a fl CA V i Nr il s ' WZZAH m;; - r £ ANDREAN OPPONENT 36 Tolleston 0 32 De La Salle 0 21 Wirt 6 33 Wallace 0 12 Pierce 21 28 Harrison 6 34 Highland 0 26 M.C. Barker 8 27 Calumet 6 Record 8-1 The freshman football team, coached by Mr. Huerta, ended the season with an impressive record of 8-1. Their early season win over De La Salle, the Chicago Catholic League Champs, was a good indication of Frosh determination and strength as a team. With the MVP Carl Allegretti and MIP Greg Pusateri, next year’s reserves will be a hard team to beat. TOP: Coach Huerta believes that last minute pointers can’t hurt. CENTER LEFT: With a one-to-one defense, Jim Walton succeeds in stopping his opponent. LEFT : Matt Senak, with the aid of his teammates, stops the Lew Wallace offense from gaining extra yardage. ; reshman Football: FRONT ROW: D. Nicksic, D. DeGan.J. Good, T. Morales, D. Heintz, D. Guernsey, L. Billman, J. Martin, T. Davis, D. DeMars. SECOND ROW: M. Senak, S. Franz, G. Pusateri, T. Sanders, J. Burke, M. Ponce, T. Tohlman, D. Keller, B. Novorita, K. Thomas. THIRD tOW: Coach Huerta, L. Barich, K. Bruce, H. Rachford,J. Chester, J. Walton, D. Brown, J. Dravets, J. Jabkowski, R. Ladd. FOURTH ROW: T. ’eller, M. Prusiecki, M. Lovich, D. Massengill, R. Vucich, W. Euvino, J. Argenta, V. Rachford, D. Cefali, C. Allegretti, T. Drakos, B. Nandor, R. dalicki. Sports — 101 The girl’s golf team ended the season with a 4-3 record. The best match was against Munster because the girls’ scores averaged in the 50’s. Most Valuable Player was Senior Allison Vidimos. Most Improved was Lisa Dandurand. Even with four returning letter winners and many young players who have expressed interest in the game, next year’s team will need added incentive for a winning season. UPPER LEFT: Using an iron on the fairway, Debbie Lennertz illustrates the concentration needed for golf. UPPER RIGHT: Exasperation faces Allison Vidimos as she watches her tee shot land in an evergreen. CENTER LEFT: Louise Walsh swings back to drive the ball uphill to get positions on the green. CENTER RIGHT: After a carefully aimed putt, Lisa Dandurand watches anxiously for the ball to drop into the cup. ANDREAN OPPONENT Valpo 227 225 Marquette 230 220 M. C. Elston 194 205 Munster 231 228 Portage 260 225 Merrillville 256 113 Chesterton 126 221 M. C. Rogers 259 Record 4-3 jirls Volley With Trouble Lack of height and inconsistency of performance were the main problems of this year’s girls’ varsity volleyball team. Led by MVP Mary Lennertz and MIP Frances Gomez, the girls ended with a 7-10 record. The highlight of the season was the game against East Chicago Roosevelt which the girls won in 3 sets. Teamwork, consistency, and enthusiasm led to a victory against the tough ECR team. The outlook for the 1976 girls’ volleyball team is filled with optimism and the hope of a winning season. This is due to the upcoming reserve players, especially MVP Kathy Pole and MIP Becky Gomez. The reserve team finished its season with a 7-8 record. UPPER LEFT : Mary Lennertz knows the importance of a good serve at the home game against E.C.R. UPPER RIGHT: Frances Gomez looks at the referee in disbelief of the last call. CENTER LEFT: After a tiring first game, Mary Ellen Pearce still has strength to get off a powerful bump. CENTER RIGHT : With good position and perfect aim, Diane Molik adds another point. eserve Volleyball: BACK ROW: M. Darmon, K. Huerta, J. Keough, Wellman, K. Pole, B. Gomez, C. Meyers, L. Martin, B. Sheeran. I« )NT R( W: C. Blake, T. Lennertz, L. Richter, S. Moss, L. olbcsky. Varsity Volleyball: BACK ROW: T. Rogovich, M. E. Pearce, K. Baron, R. Dominik, M. Lennertz, B. Sheeran. FRONT ROW : M. Darmon, F. Gomez, D. Pearce, J. Keough, D. Molik, P. Toumai. Sports — 1 03 Tall Troubles This year’s varsity team ended their season with a 10-11 record. The major problem was an overall lack of height, but aggressive defense and ability compensated for it. High point scorers for the Niners were Greg Bruce and 4 year letterman Mark Manuel who climaxed his high school career with a 44 pt. spree against River Forest early in the season, breaking the previous record of 40 pts. set by Bob Mandula. Highlight games of the season were against Griffith and Horace Mann. The Griffith game helped set the tone for the first home game as Griffith had been ranked very high in the area. The team displayed a fine defensive effort which enabled them to beat the Panthers. Against Horace Mann the team played consistent offense and defense though in the end they fell short of beating the 1 ranked team in the area, losing in overtime 61-63. The outlook for next year’s team is very promising with the return of team members who all saw action during the season. A fine reserve team will also give a surge of talent and extra height to complement next year’s team. UPPER RIGHT: Pete Liber lets go of his one-handed jump shot as the Wirt defense closes in. ABOVE: Mark Manuel, closely guarded by Horace Mann opponent, tries some fancy footwork to break away. FIRST ROW: J. Levenda (mgr.). Coach D. Rogovich. SECON ROW: K. Halloran, R. Shipp, P. Patterson, M. Manuel, M. Holcom THIRD ROW: E. Nowak, T. Peller. FOURTH ROW: P. Liber, 1 Pfeifer. BACK ROW: J. Siminski, K. Collins, C. Hricik, M. Hi NOT PICTURED: G. Bru 1 04 — Sports UPPER RIGHT : Marlon Hill manages to tower over his Marian opponent as he lets go of his shot. UPPER LEFT: After completing a steal, Greg Bruce easily " lays one in!” ABOVE: Lack of height doesn’t stop Mike Holcomb and Pete Liber. LOWER LEFT: Effective bench warming calls for total concentration on the action. CENTER LEFT : Phil Patterson’s ability as a playmaker aids him in penetrating the opposing team’s defense. ANDREAN OPPONENT 61 Roosevelt 83 67 Griffith 58 66 Lew Wallace 72 83 River Forest 75 65 St. Joseph, South Bend 67 64 Wirt 63 69 Noll 79 71 River Forest 65 68 Crown Point 79 63 Portage 46 78 Merrillville 73 53 Chesterton 45 61 Horace Mann 63 72 Mishawaka Marion 66 70 Hobart 60 78 Hammond Clark 83 81 Calumet 71 78 Hammond High 80 70 Hammond Morton 75 64 Lowell 67 46 Emerson 67 Record 10-11 Sports — 1 05 Reserves Shoot for Victory This year’s Reserve team, coached by Mr. Michael Chelap, finished their season with a successful record of 17- 3. Led by high scoring guard-forward Mike Pfiefer, the reserves were able to bring home the 1st place trophy in the Calumet Christmas Tournament. Highlight of the season was the first game against Gary Roosevelt in which the team played consistent defense, offense, and shot over 50% as a whole. The outlook for next year’s team is very promising because of the upcoming sophomores. UPPER LEFT : Chuck Hricik tries to make a move towards the basket against his Horace Mann opponent. UPPER RIGHT : Ray Wojkovich’s ability to go one-on-one aids him in driving ahead to lay an easy one in. CENTER: Steve Nicksic manages to elude his opponent’s defensive effort to block his shot. wRw E) 1 »osri i $ O Reserve Basketball: FRONT ROW: Coach M. Chelap, M. Holcomb, T. Nash, K. Walsh, R. Wojkovich, S. Macey, A. Madvek (mgr.). SECOND ROW: S. Nicksic, M. Pfiefer, C. Hricik, K. Halloran, F. Work, J. Vidmich. ABSENT: K. Thomas (mgr.). ANDREAN OPPONENT 62 Roosevelt 55 31 Griffith 36 47 Lew Wallace 38 49 River Forest 38 58 Wirt 51 50 Griffith 40 52 River Forest 41 51 Merrillville 39 60 Chesterton 45 56 Horace Mann 42 51 Mishawaka Marion 34 51 Hobart 20 58 Hammond Clark 56 56 Calumet 46 60 Hammond High 61 66 Morton 53 39 Lowell 47 39 Portage 28 39 Crown Point 34 47 South Bend 43 Record 17-3 1 06 — Sports Team “A” Quality The freshman ' A’ basketball team, led by Coach Jerry Mazur, finished the season with an undefeated record of 17- 0. Leading scorer Tom Peller and rebounders John Argenta and Tom Doffin aided the team in its excellent season. Highlighting the season was the game against Merrillville Pierce which was won by 2 pts. The ’B’ Team, coached by Fr. A1 Cylwicki, ended the season with a 8-4 record. As reserves next year, the team can be unbeatable again. ANDREAN OPPONENT 66 Wallace 41 •IS East Chicago Washington 42 ■16 Tolleston 39 ■16 Hammond Morton 42 60 Gary Roosevelt 52 VI Hobart 40 11 Gavit 25 ■12 River Forest 35 ■16 Pierce 44 42 Calumet 34 IK Bishop Noll 39 41 Wirt 37 V) Crown Point 36 ■IK Harrison 26 ■19 Crown Point 27 46 Emerson 38 42 Harrison 22 Record 17-0 PPER LEFT : Rich Vucich moves forward spite the press of the opposing team to ing the ball into Niner territory. ABOVE: eight and agility aid center Tom Doffin in s stretch for the jump ball. A’ Team: FRONT ROW: S. Franz, T. Scully, R. Vucich, J. Dandurand, B. Reed. BACK ROW: Coach J. Mazur, T. Peller, J. Plesac, T. Doffin, A. Argenta, J. Chester, Assistant Coach Fr. A. Cylwicki. ’B’ Team: FRONT ROW: B. Hunt, B. Fairbairn, T. Tolman, K. Thomas, M. Connell. BACK ROW: J. Dravet, T. Nowak, J. Buczek, T. Dracos, D. Cefali, M. Mulroe, A. Sylve (mgr.). Sports — 1 07 Teamwork Main Probler The girls’ basketball team, coached by Mrs. Kay Fite, completed their season with a 4-8 record. Difficulty with team coordination plagued this year’s varsity team. The highlight game of the season was against East Chicago Roosevelt because the team played, offensively and defensively, consistent basketball, but in the end fell short of winning the game. Outlook for next year’s team is very promising, since the reserves which consisted mainly of Freshmen, finished their season with an 8-4 record. The team will return with five upperclassmen and two freshmen who were the first of their class to play varsity ball. Next year’s varsity looks like a winner and should be in contention for the sectional crown. UPPER LEFT : Louise Walsh vainly attempts to control the jump ball against her taller Chesterton opponent. CENTER RIGHT : Pam Richter displays an expasperated look as her opponent steals the ball on the rebound. CENTER: Linda Bajgrowicz uses her passing ability to out-guess her opponents. ANDREAN OPPONENT 30 Lake Central 70 32 Hobart 38 18 Calumet 31 29 E.C. Roosevelt 46 44 River Forest 23 48 Merrillville 31 31 M.C. Elston 46 33 Westside 29 48 Wirt 47 27 Chesterton 40 29 Wallace 33 28 Portage 50 Sectionals 37 East Gary 31 33 Merrillville 35 Record: 4-8 Varsity: FRONT ROW: L. Bajgrowicz, S. Goszewski, S. Richter, J. Wellman, L. Rupp. BACK ROW: L. Walsh, L. Bryan, F. Gomez, R. Dominik, P. Richter, A. Hooks. Reserves: FRONT ROW: L. Richter, P. Tournai, B. Gomez, Schutz, S. Tucker. SECOND ROW: S. DeMoss, L. Bartrom, Darmon, P. Zablocki,J. Jones. THIRD ROW: B. Sheeran, Crawford, K. Hue: 1 08 — Sports Season Is a Winner! The girls’ track team ended the 1976 season with an 11-3 record. Led by M.V.P. Kathy Pole and M.I .P. Karen Huerta many new school records were set. Kathy Pole set records of 32 ' l " in the shotput and 233V ' in the softball throw. Fifteen girls qualified for sectionals and because of a first place win in the softball throw during sectionals and regionals, Kathy Pole advanced to the state meet. With the loss of only two seniors, Pam Richter and Mary Ellen Pearce, who helped the team set a record time of 1:51 minutes in the 880 relay, next year’s team should be very strong. Andrean Opponent 71 Wallace 34 67 Hammond Clark Hammond Tech 60 Vi, 6 60 Merrillville River Forest 52,41 51 Chesterton 65 31 Westsidc Valparaiso 58,45 80 Hobart 24 68 East Gary River Forest 36, 30, 52, 1 1 71 Wirt, Horace Mann 52, 11 36 Portage 49 Westside Invitational 2nd out of 14 teams Record 11-3 UPPER LEFT : Sandy Tucker looks down into the waiting pit as she glides over the 4 ' 2 " high jump bar. CENTER LEFT: Terry Gallinatti practices her hand-off to Trina Rogovich prior to their relay run. CENTER RIGHT : Kathy Pole lets go of the softball as she displays the form which helped her to win a first place at the girls’ regional track meet. jirls Track: FRONT ROW: L. Martin, L. Richter, G. Vaughan, L. Henderson, T. Gallinatti, K. Huerta, G. Rendina, B. Gomez. SECOND ROW: K. Pole, P. Richter, M. E. Pearce, C. Myers, (C. Dixon, J. Vaughan, S. Kontor, M. Banashak. BACK ROW: S. Richter, T. Modrak, C. Petrites, VI. Coleman, C. Styrna, C. Gough, T. Rogovich, S. Tucker. Sports — 1 09 Homerooms Fight Nic Intramural sports once again flourished under the direction of Fr. David Klein. Intramural football and soccer began with a draft of all interested participants. Four teams were picked and Greg Gomolka, Louis Bicalho, Hugh Sloan, and Francoise Cortina were chosen captains by their teammates. These teams remained together for both the soccer and football games. The winning team in football was Team I, headed by Greg Gomolka. Greater response was given to basketball with the sophomore, junior, and senior homerooms all participating. Sophomore championship was taken by homeroom 213, Junior championship by homeroom 211, and the Senior championship by homeroom 226. High Scorers for the sophomores were Chuck Ramirez, Tom Dakich, and Joe Frasca; for the Juniors, Terry Seibal, Steve Mallonee and Tom Callaway; Seniors, Rick Morgan, Bill Pete and John Schweisthal. An all-star game was held between all three teams, and the Juniors emerged victorious. UPPER LEFT : Chuck Ramirez eludes the opposing team and lays one in. UPPER RIGHT : Tom Page displays his shooting form. LOWER LEFT : Kevin Beckham manages to get his shot over the outstretched arm of Jesse Plasencia. LOWER RIGHT : Terry Seibal executes his jump shot which helped him become one of the top Junior scorers. 110 — Sports JPPER RIGHT: Father Klein exemplifies Milton’s famous words, ' He only serves who also sits and waits.” UPPER LEFT : Tom Callaway hargcs past his opponent in an attempt to score a basket. LEFT : With ?rit and determination, Mary Pat Hughes, rushes at her opponent. BOVE: Seniors Colleen Canales and Debbie Braman try to prevent a icore by the Sophomores in a " friendly” game of wallball. Sports — 111 Season Equals Niners’ Bef Under the able direction of Coach Hutsell, Andrean’s wrestlers tied the team record with a 7-3 season. The best team matches were all triple duels against Valpo, Gavit, and Crown Point. The Niners won these duels on all last weight, which was the first time this has ever been done, but lost the tournament on points. Seniors Bob Iatarola and Bill Dorulla were outstanding heavyweights of this year’s mat men. They were the only two wrestlers to go to Indianapolis for the state championship competition. Bob Iatarola placed third. Bill Dorulla’s record was 25-2; Bob Iatarola’s, 27-3-1. With a few good freshmen to replace the three seniors, expectation for next year’s team is great. UPPER LEFT : The excitement is too much for Coach Hutsell as he jumps off the bench. CENTER: Nervous tension and anxious excitement are evident at the Andrean bench. ANDREAN OPPONENT 40 Westside 24 38 Emerson 23 28 East Gary 29 34 Chesterton 19 20 Calumet 34 19 Lew Wallace 40 48 Griffith 12 57 River Forest 12 61 Wirt 6 30 Horace Mann 24 Dual Meet Record 7-3 Sectionals 3rd 100 pts. Regionals 4 th 56 pts. Semi-State 4 th 29 pts. State Tourney 22nd Varsity Wrestling: FRONT ROW: C. Long, M. Malczewski, K. Schnieder, J. Redar, R. Henry, D. Dorulla. BACK ROW: Coach M. Hutsell, ' Staehle, B. Marker, J. Nacarato, D. Reba, D. Wasil, B. Dorulla, B. Iatarola, Coach L. Weiss, R. Schaetzel (mgr. 112 — Sports LEFT : With the strength of a champion, Bob Iatarola, 3rd best in the state, pins his man. BELOW : Dan Dorulla places a head lock on his Wirt opponent in an effort to win the match. CENTER LEFT: Carl Long makes a final attempt to win his match. CENTER RIGHT: Awaiting the referee’s whistle, Mike Malcezwski prepares to begin again. eserve Wrestling: FRONT ROW: M. Half man, B. Parks, B. Bunch, K. Rearick, B. Nunley, D. Guernsey. SECOND ROW: M. Malczewski, D ellcr, J. Martin, X. Mendoza, M. Ponce, S. Manley. THIRD ROW: B. Dolatowski, R. Parks, L. Billick, C. Allegretti, C. McQuillin. FOURTH OW : F. Losinski, Coach L. Weiss. Sports — 113 Always in the Mone This year’s varsity team which consisted mainly of underclassmen proved able to handle high caliber competition. The team ended the season with a 9-3 record. The highlight of the season was the Andrean Relays where the Andrean team scored the highest points in their division. The team’s effort was apparent in the sectionals as it finished fourth, the best position it ever achieved. With the high jump record of 6 ' 5 " set by Junior Jim Siminski and with continued progress made during the summer next year’s team ought to be setting records of its own. y TOP LEFT: Mike Gajewski measures his last shot in disappointment and hopes to achieve a longer distance next time. TOP RIGHT: Bill Pete psyches up for his next jump in the pole-vault. ABOVE: Dave Jancosek gives the last ounce of reserve he has left as he approaches the finish line. Varsity Track Team: FRONT ROW: S. Predaina, M. Gore,J. Prusiecki, B. Beckham, B. Pete Billick, J. Vidmich, C. Ramirez, K. Macinga.J. Bekelya. SECOND ROW: B. Nunley, John st T. Martin, B. Kane, B. Iatarola, F. Losinski, S. Manley, L. Gough, M. Navarro, M. Gore. BA( ROW: J. Gomez, Coach P. Billick, J. Viana, S. Nolan, B. Campbell, J. Siminski, M. Wolf, Nowesnick, B. Lehocky, T. Tucker, M. Gajewski, S. Mallonee, H. Griffith, K. Stryczek, ' Piwkiewicz, Coach Fr. J. Wa 114 — Sports Andrean Opponent 82 Indoor Merrillville 27 43 Bronko Relays 5th 20 Calumet Griffith 73, 29 Lake Central Relays 2nd 4 57 Bishop Noll Hammond Gavit 61,30 Bishop Noll Relays 4th 1 1 95 Vi Outdoor Merrillville Hammond Tech 29, 34 Vi 78 Wirt Bishop Noll 24, 57 44 Gary Roosevelt Horace Mann 76, 38 99 Emerson 27 Andrean Relays lst 8 Chesterton Relays 2nd Rensselaer Relays 2nd Hammond Clark Relays 2nd LaPorte Invitational 4th Sectionals 4th Record 9-3 red division wins UPPER LEFT: On his way down Jim Siminski checks the bar. UPPER RIGHT: Brian Beckham propels himself a little further to get the longest possible distance. CENTER: Greg Nowesnick displays the form that put him in second place in the sectionals. Freshman Track Team: FRONT ROW: T. Mott, K. Rearick, M. Blando, D. Guernsey, J. Chester, B. Novorita. SECOND ROW: D. Brown, D. DeMars, M. Conlon, J. Walton, K. Bruce, M. Koch, M. Lovich, V. Rachford. BACK ROW: B. Allison, H. Rachford, D. Cefali, C. Allegretti, M. Prusiecki, Coach C. Nicolini, D. Massengill, M. Nieto, J. Steininger, M. Rearick. Sport — 115 Swinging to the Toj This year’s team finished their successful season with a 13-9 record. Led by Jim Goetz (best batting average) and Mark Manuel (most runs batted in and most completed steals), the team won the Northern Catholic Alliance Tourney. The 59’ers beat Bishop Noll 3-1 in the championship game which teh team considered the highlight of their season. The combined efforts of the team members led to this victory over one of the highest ranking teams of the state. Even with the loss of six lettermen — three outfielders and three infielders — the outlook for the team is still very promising because of upcoming underclassmen who gained good field experience this season. UPPER LEFT : Third baseman Ray Wojkovich anticipates the opportunity to field a ground ball. UPPER RIGHT: Greg Bruce is safe at first after a well-placed single between second and third. CENTER: In a swirl of dust and with a. mighty heave, Jim Laskowski tries for a double-play. BOTTOM: Chuck Hricik studies the unfortunate batter who will receive his next surprise pitch. Baseball Team: FRONT ROW: T. Callaway, D. Dorulla, R. Shipp, P. Benson, R. Wojkovich, B. Mark er. SECOND ROW: J. Barlas, B. Galovic, B. Graves, M. Simmons, J. Goetz, K. Halloran, J. Laskowski, M. Manuel. BACK ROW : J. Siminski, C. Hricik, R. Doyle, G. Bruce. 116 — Sports Andrean Opponent 13 Whiting 7 3 Wirt 4 2 Win 7 2 Hammond Noll 5 6 Westside 2 13 Merrillville 3 6 Merrillville 7 1 Gary Roosevelt 3 5 River Forest 1 5 Hammond High 2 4 Lew Wallace 7 9 Calumet 8 4 Portage 5 3 Portage 0 7 Gary Roosevelt 6 Lew Wallace R.O. 13 Horace Mann 6 9 Westside 5 3 Griffith 0 1 Crown Point 3 9 East Gary Edison 10 Catholic Tourney 4 Mishawaka Marian 3 3 Hammond Noll 1 Record 13-9 TOP: A friendly conference relieves some tension in the final innings of the game. CENTER LEFT : Jim Goetz loosens up in the on-deck circle before going up to bat. CENTER RIGHT : Some players watch the game from the " dugout.” LOWER LEFT: Phil Benson warms up before the batter positions himself in the batter’s box. LOWER RIGHT : Bob Galovic signals one more out is needed for another Niner victory. Sports — 117 Two varsity lettermen, Senior Larry Koval and Sophomore Greg Matovina, returned to this year’s team and aided in winning the 1975 sectional victory. This allowed the team to qualify for the regionals and achieve tenth place in the state tourney. Coached by Michael Chelap the 59’er golfers completed their 1976 playing season with a record of 19 wins and 5 losses. The season began with two wins of 166-177 and 161-168 against Lake Central and Merrillville respectively. These helped set the tone for the rest of the meets. Top players were Larry Koval with a 39-8 average, Greg Matovina with a 40.1 average, and freshman Jeff Dandurand with a 40.8 average. The team, with a third place finish in sectionals, qualified for their fourth consecutive regional meet. Andrean Golf Team Proves Par for the Course Reserve Golf Team: FRONT ROW: D. Fissinger, M. Senak. BACK ROW: D. Huber, J. Vida T. Scully, P. Reardoi ABOVE: Bob Fransioli and Bud Landeck Varsity Golf Team: FRONT ROW: B. Fransioli, G. Matovina, K. Walsh. BACK ROW : ' discuss the possibilities of a hole in one. Wood, J. Dandurand, M. Hutsell, Coach M. Chelap, B. Landeck, L. Kova 118 — Sports Andrean Opponent 166 Lake Central 177 161 Merrillville 168 169 Griffith 205 164 Lew Wallace 186 165 Rensselaer 162 314 Lafayette Jeff, 323, Culver, Marian 338, 331 160 Hammond High, Hammond Tech 170, 183 165 Valparaiso 166 168 Highland 165 154 Hobart 189 154 Hanover Central 162 173 Michigan City Rogers 168 173 Valparaiso 173 166 Hammond Morton 176 154 Calumet 180 Lowell 175 Hammond Clark 180, 192 177 Portage 179 162 Lew Wallace 170 330 Merrillville 323 171 Crown Point 178 Record 19-5 Tournaments Rensselaer (310) 3rd 23 Culver (332) 10th 18 LaPorte (324 ) 6th 35 Lafayette (325) 12th l5 Lake Hills (331) 4th 22 Sectionals: 3rd Lost on 5th man’s score UPPER LEFT : Lining up a powerful swing at the ball, Larry Koval hopes this shot will land on the green. UPPER RIGHT : Greg Matovina sinks a shot on the 5th green at Indian Ridge. LOWER LEFT : Bud Landeck calculates the scores before moving on to the next hole. LOWER RIGHT : After sinking his shot successfully, Jeff Dandurand moves on to the next hole. Sports — 119 " You shall above all things lx- glad and young for if you are young whatever life you wea it will Ixeomc you and if you are glad whatever s living will yourself become. " (e.e. cummings Iking glad and Ix-ing young, we celebrate However illogical, silly, inane, ridiculous, impractical, unreasonable, it may be — Underclassmen manage to find the " celebrate " element in all things I he ir uninhibited enthusiasm puts " ing " into going to school l or I ' nden lassmcn, life is still something to be enjoyed, so they are still free to be glad and young l or l ' nderclassmen, sch x l, work, play are all spelled the same — F-U-N 1 20 — Underclassmen Underclassmen f .-1 14M , m ■ £» , 1 - ' J 1 ) J ] RIGHT: Freshman Class Officers: Rosalie Dominik, Vice-President; Terri Gallinatti, Secretary; Charles Krcmaric, Treasurer. ABSENT: Tom Scully, President. Vickie Ahrens Carl Allegretti Robert Allen Barry Allison Chris Amodeo Marianne Anich John Argenta ; -j ,n j Christine Ayres Sandra Azcona Mark Balog Michele Banashak Bob Banzen Lindsay Barich Janet Barker Donna Barkowski Valerie Barnett Laura Bartrom Scott Baruch Pat Battistini Barbara Beckman Sharise Bell 1 22 — Freshmen iNTER: Kim Brown, like many other students, personalizes her personal locker. Lisa Bernat Angela Bianco Carol Lynn Biernacik Larry Bihlam Susan Bihlman Susan Birchler Janice Bittner Colleen Blake Manuel Blando Robert Bochick Gerald Boisvert Vic Boldin Andra Boliker Ed Bortolini Lee Bosak Michael Botsko Tom Bottos Laura Boylan Cristelle Brock Dwayne Brown Kim Brown Kevin Bruce Mary Brychell Jill Bucko Joe Buczek Brian Bunch Laura Burgess Denise Burke James Burke Freshmen — 1 23 Carol Cardetti John Carija Teresa Casey Dominic Cefali Kevin Cessna Jenny Chalko Joe Chester ABOVE: Sister Paul, the Freshman class moderator, supervises a ritual of Freshman year: distributing the jerseys, the first of many symbols of belonging to Andrean. CENTER RIGHT: Dawn Dungy and Jenell Vaughn find their first experience with dissecting worms an " enthralling” event. Greg Christmas Diane Charbonneau Ann Churilla Ann Cogis Michelle Coleman Deborah Colza Kathy Comerford Charles Colon Mike Connell Don Coppinger Didier Cortina Jenny Costanza Debbie Crawford Iris Crowder Vincent Curry Joanne Cusumano Jeff Dandurand Arthur Davis Tim Davis Dorothy Dickerson David DeGan 1 24 — Freshmen David DeMars Tom DeMass John Demo David Dienes Ken Dixon Kim Dixon Tom Doffin Donna Domanski Rosalie Dominik Nick Dorochoff Sandra Dorulla Tom Drakos John Dravet Dawn Dungy Lori Edwards Pam Edwards Jeff Ehrsam Leroy Emerson Michelle Espinoza Wayne Euvino Alicia Fadell Bill Fairbaim Kathy Fealy John Felis Rulinda Flowers Johnnyhe Ford Freshmen — 1 25 Virginia Freaiz Scott Frankowski Joanne Franz Steve Franz Susan Fraska Nancy Frederick Lisa Gallagher Terese Gallinatti Michael Galovic William Garcia Irma Garza Kim George Gwen Gerchak Michael Giblin CENTER LEFT : Freshmen take advantage of their pre-school picnic to get acquainted with their future classmates. CENTER RIGHT: The incoming Freshmen soon learn to pull together as a group. Regine Gilles Clay Glassford Lisa Golbesky Rebecca Gomez James Good Carol Gough Kim Gregoline Kaz Greszczuk Chris Griffin Melissa Gross Don Guernsey Laura Gutierrez Michael Half man Kathy Hanlon 126 Freshmen Marilyn Hanzal Paul Hargarten Maureen Hecimovich Dale Heintz Lisa Henderson Kevin Hilliard Mary Holt Bridget Horton Margaret Hostetler John Hrebec Kan Huang Karen Huerta Elizabeth Huettner Frontez Hunt LEFT: Plans for Froshmore Night are usually left primarily to the Sophomores, but this year Freshmen brought new faces, new ideas, and new spirit. Wendell Hunter Elizabeth Hush Elaine Ignarski Joan Ikovic Lydia Ivanac Katherine Ivanyo Joe Jabkowski Gerold Jackomis Jeff Janizek Kathy Jaworski Stephen Jenkins David Jennings Julie Jocus Diana Jones Sheila Judge Emilio Justo Dorothy Kacmar Linda Kedziora Freshmen — 1 27 Dan Keller Vicki Kesten Jean Keough Michael Kepchar Richard Klimek Mark Koch Georgia Kolettis Sheryll Kontor Cynthia Kovacevic Alan Kozub Kristin Kray Charles Krcmaric Tim Krebes Elizabeth Kyprianov ABOVE: The biggest problem for juniors at the Big-Little Sister party is finding their Freshman " little sisters.” RIGHT: G.A.A. Initiations always bring out the most bizarre things. Ronald Ladd Ed Lazar Sharon Lazorik Margaret Lepp Madeline Lesch Anita Levenda Kathryn Lisek Sharon Lissey Regina Loechner Judy Loh William Lopez Michele Lowe Mark Lovich Colleen Lynch 128 Freshmen UPPER LEFT : Freshmen find homework in high school so demanding that they use any available spot to finish it. LOWER LEFT : Freshman girls get in shape for the upcoming track season. Ann Lyons Pat Mader Alex Magallon Mark Magura Mike Malczewski Robert Malicki Susan Manley Adam Manzo Chris Maroules Carol Marulic Emily Martinez James Martin Lisa Martin Leslie Martino Dan Massengill Lori McCabe Pat McEwan James McGhan Joseph McGuan Dennis McKeown Freshmen — 1 29 UPPER RIGHT: Dramatizing the myths brings some embarrassment and much laughter to a Freshman boy’s English class. LOWER RIGHT : Sock-hops are occasions for showing some real dancing talent among Freshman girls. Carla McPherson Norm Meadows Susan Mihalic Gerald Miller Raenita Miller Therese Modrak Michael Mooney Tony Morales Michael Mott Michael Mulloy Michael Mulroe Paul Murfey Kathy Murphy Michael Murphy Cheryl Myers Nancy Naddy Robert Nandor Kris Nelson 130 Freshmen LEFT: Freshman girls take advantage of the first of many social occasions. BOTTOM: Elizabeth Hush is bored even before the meeting starts. LOWER LEFT: Michael Mott and Robert Allen play an intense game of basketball during Gym class. Dorothy Nestorovich Dan Nicksic Michael Nieto David Nolan Bob Novorita Tim Nowak Mary O’Melia Tom Palansky Amy Parry David Papich Nick Pappas Robert Parks Tom Peller Carol Pena John Penn Noel Perry Kathleen Peters Carol Petrites Jeannine Petrovich Mary Kay Phipps Richard Piazza Toni Pious Kathy Pishkur Joe Plesac Karen Pole Mario Ponce Pam Porter Freshmen — 1 31 132 Mark Prusiecki Diane Prusinski Ray Przybysz Greg Pusateri James Putz Herbert Rachford Vic Rachford John Rainsford Elizabeth Ramirez Paul Ramirez Chris Randall Maureen Reardon Kevin Rearick RIGHT : As part of an exchange English class, Jay Steininger performs his famous mythology commercials for Mrs. Thomas’ class. Michael Rearick Eric Reaves Robert Reed Gina Rendina Cindy Rettig Ken Rich Lisa Richter Deborah Rogers Shereen Rosario Deborah Rose Kathy Ruzbasan Alfonso Salazar Tom Sanders Frank Santaquilani Freshmen UPPER LEFT : John Argenta looks none too pleased with how the game is going for the Freshman reserves. BELOW: Retreat discussions are an opportunity for Mrs. Gilbertson and Freshman students to share their observations of nature and their discovery of God through the created world. Julianne Sattler Gwen Schmidt Elizabeth Schneider Donna Schutz Tom Scully Mark Senak Pat Settle Paula Sgambelluri Rebecca Sheeran Susan Sheffer Mary Sherman Angela Shives Deborah Shudick Karen Sicula Barb Siek Ted Sinai Sue Smith Debbie Sneiderwine Julie Sohaney Irene Solon Christopher Sonaty Freshmen — 1 33 In Memory of Thomas Trenshaw 1962-1975 The life and death of each of us has its influence on others; if we live, we live for the Lord, and if we die, we die for the Lord, so that alive or dead we belong to the Lord. St. Paul to the Romans 14:8 Eric Sparks Ann Spasoff Peggy Spellman Char Stallworth Mary Stawicki Joe Steininger Dennis Stevenson Ellen Stinar Jeff Stochel Rebecca Storm Elizabeth Stryczek Chris Styrna Paul Sylve Jim Thiros Amy Thomas Gloria Thomas John Thomas Julie Thomas Kevin Thomas Gloria Thompson Richard Thompson Tony Tolman Ellen Tucker RIGHT : Mr. Bennett’s " Sunshine Boys” look like they came to school without their " two scoops of raisins.” 1 34 — Freshmen irr- UGHT : Mary Kay Phipps adds her contribution to the Bicentennial dress- ip of the cafeteria. BOTTOM: Mary Holt and Sharon Lazorik find that an Ugebra problem shared is a problem solved. Sandra Tucker Marjorie Underwood Marie Vahary Scott Vajner Jenell Vaughan Linda Valentine John Velazquez Paula Verdeyen Mary Verduzco Pat Villareal Ann Visclosky John Volan Julie Vossberg Rick Vucich Jerry Walton Doma Warren Peter Webb Beth Wellman Kathy Wesbecher Kim Wilczynski Debbie Willis Gerold Wojcehowski Diane Wolfe Patricia Yast Pat Zablocki Mary Zajdel Bill Zick Jim Zimmerman Karen Zimmerman Teresa Zych Freshmen — 1 35 soPHomore Sophomore Class Officers: Father Klein, class moderator; Mary Lopez, Secretary; Tom Page, Vice-President; Tom Dakich, Treasurer; Diane Komisarcik, President. Aurora Aguirre Zelka Aleksich Laura Amberson Marisa Amore Teresa Anton Anna Arceo Monica Backe Susan Badylak James Bain Linda Bajgrowicz Debbie Banzen Carrie Bard James Barlas George Bartfai Brian Beckman John Bekelya Scott Bell Carmen Belmonte George Benac Gina Benedict Lisa Benko 1 36 — Sophomores TOP LEFT : Nobody will kick sand in Tom Page’s eyes. TOP RIGHT : Last minute preparations are a necessity before the car caravan takes place. LOWER LEFT : Girls in Homeroom 47 make plans for Bicentennial decorations. Phil Benson Linda Berlakovich Sally Bilski Michael Blensdorf Cary Bosak Laura Brandt Ronald Brezik Janie Brockschmidt Michelle Brown Rozanne Bruce Loretta Bryan Ann Buchanan Paul Bukur Tom Burgess James Burke Michael Burrell Monica Butkowski Teresa Carlino John Carter David Catten Pam Christ Julie Chube Raymond Ciesielski Danette Cisowski Felicia Clark Sophomores — 1 37 L Raymond Clark Kim Cobb Lori Codespoti Carol Cogelja Oretha Colman Frederick Craigin Kim Crawford Eileen Crisostomo Donna Crowe Allison Crouch Tom Dakich Lisa Dandurand Brian Darling Michelle Darmon Andrea Dauro Pamela Davis w X m Stacy De Moss Lisa Dent Lori Derun tz David Dickens Cindy Dickerson John Dienes Betsy Dillan V TOP RIGHT : Sophomore Tim Martin shows the exhaustion that comes from training for track. BOTTOM LEFT: " You mean we can’t have a real shark for the float?” questions Tom Dakich. RIGHT: Sophomore moderator Father Klein and Freshman moderator Sister Paul discuss suggestions for a Froshmore Night theme. . 1 1 38 — Sophomores LEFT: Classes might be fine, but for these Sophomore girls lunch is a little bit better. CENTER LEFT: Ninerette routines involve a lot of hard work, but Sharon Rodriquez, Nora Tretter, Sue Wolf, and Diana Ponce are never too tired for more. Nickolas DiMattei Kathy Doherty Ann Donohue Mark Douglas Robert Doyle Leone Dudash Daniel Duenas Charles Dunomes John Durbin Pam Fadul Anne Ferguson Colleen Fodor Sheryl Frankowski Thaddeus Frankowski Laura Franta Joe Fraska Joe Puentes Elizabeth Garcia Elsa Garcia Israel Garza Mary Gawor Laura Genduso Louis Genduso Carlton Glassford Theresa Glowacki Scott Gonzales Karen Gonzalez Marie Gonzalez Michael Gore Sophomores — 1 39 Larry Gough Vencel Hac Irene Hadey William Haire Kevin Halloran Carin Hamady Janet Hamady Richard Henry Annette Hill Vicki Hill Marvine Hobbs Michael Holcomb Bill Holleman Jane Holmes Angelique Hooks Charles Hricik Pat Humphrey Kathy Hunter Roger Hutchins Charles Jackson Robert Jackson Richard Jankowicz Richard Jeffreys Lottie Jesko Tom Johnson Jean Jones Linda Jones Joni Kalamir UPPER RIGHT : The Mascot is really Diane Komisarcik in disguise. RIGHT : Marcia Nettles and Nora Tretter are part of the Sophomore strength in the Ninerettes. 1 40 — Sophomores Michele Kaminski William Kane Dane Kaye Kathy Kenny Audrey Kepchar Andrew Key Alice Klippel Nancy Knies Rhonda Knowles Diane Komisarcik Chris Korhel Renee Korpita Paula Koschal Tom Kovacevic Michaelene Kranik Alan Kuchta Andrea Kunas Kelly Kutsugeras Roberta Ladra Jeffrey Lanfear Ted Lelek Debbie Lennertz Theresa Lennertz UPPER LEFT: With her role in ANGEL STREET, Danette Cisowski proves she is one of the " involved sophomores.” LEFT: The second period English II class analyzes a " poor grammar” sample used by TIME magazine in its famous article about poor language skills. LEFT: Another truckload of enthusiastic Sophomores joins the caravan. Sophomores — 141 Michael Lewandowski Joe Llano David Loby Mary Lopez Reynaldo Lopez Kathy Lovich Pam Lowe Brad Lyman Mary Lynch Laura MacDonald Steve Macey Allan Madvek Debra Magallon Steve Manley Marian Marando Tim Marcotte Jane Marion Bob Martin Tim Martin David Martinez Marty Mathis TOP RIGHT: Most students use lunch hour for socializing, and these Sophomore girls are no exception. CENTER RIGHT : Sophomores and Seniors battle the deciding point for a place in the powderpuff playoffs. RIGHT: Part of Trina Rogovich’s and Pam Fadul’s preparation for the Sophomore retreat is practicing new hymns for the liturgy. 1 42 — Sophomores LEFT : Group dynamics does have its lighter moments with Mr. Giorgio. RIGHT: Still ANOTHER truckload finds its way to the parade. ♦ V, A AT ft ' 1 9 Greg Matovina Frank Mattei Monica Maycher Donald Mayersky Donna McCorkle Douglas McDonald Christopher McQuillin Elizabeth Meier Linda Mendez Linda Michalec Elgin Miles Rodney Milligan Frank Mitchell Lori Mongold Suzanne Moss William Mott Debra Muldoon Kathy Murphy Sarah Myers Joe Nacarato Tom Nash Lori Nemergut Marcia Nettles Steven Nicksic Julie Notaro Elizabeth Onofrey Dan Ornelas Joyce Owens Sophomores — 1 43 RIGHT : Sophomore enthusiasm carried over into after-school activities with good attendance and participation at float meetings. CENTER RIGHT: Float meetings are not always business-like. LOWER RIGHT: Theresa Glowacki and Danette Cisowski are among the many students and faculty members who share a faith experience during the sacrifice of the Mass. Tom Page Mark Pampalone Teresa Papich Joel Parker Richard Parks Joe Pavlich Donna Pearce Susan Pearce Marilyn Pega Michael Pfeifer Rose Pifferitti Carmen Plasencia Athena Platis Ann Pleva Diana Ponce James Poncsak Harry Preste Geanell Pry Charles Ramirez Laura Ramirez Peter Reardon John Redar Robin Renner 1 44 — Sophomores Tara Ribar Louise Richter Bob Ridgely Renee Rieser Denise Robledo Sharon Rodriguez Trina Rogovich James Rohaley Mary Rosales Betty Ross Tara Ross Pat Ruzbasan Paul Saims Marg Sanchez Alex Santaquilani John Sarkey Jeff Sattler Mary Sceniak Mary Schafer Ken Schneider 1 Florence Schriek Ed Semplinski Harriet Settle Michael Schendrik TOP LEFT: Cindy Dickerson as Pro-Consul reads the introduction to the Saturnalia festival. LOWER LEFT: " Yes, I’m afraid that if you want to play hockey you must know how to ice skate.” Sophomores 145 1 46 — Sophomores CENTER RIGHT : In this day of the liberated woman, girls’ track members get to use the hallways, too. LOWER RIGHT : Sophomore boys do a last minute review for an upcoming test. Gina Shropshire Tim Sicula Eugene Sielewicz Diane Simko Lori Simko Michael Sipiora Pam Smith Carl Sohaney Michael Sohaney Tammy Sowinski Michelle Sparks Julie Starhakis Paula Stevens Teresa Strimbu Char Strowhorn Kevin Stryczek Chris Suelzer Lee Tassone Sarah Taylor Kathy Terlicher Mary Thomas Robert Tomala David Toro Pat Toumai Nora Tretter Diane Tukaj Joe Tuszynski LEFT : The mascot is an honorary cheerleader because of all the effort and enthusiasm she it generates. CENTER LEFT : Sophomores turn out by the truckload to cheer for Homecoming festivities. LOWER LEFT: Diane Komisarcik and Mary Lopez clarify plans for Froshmore night. Roberto Valenzuela Cathy Verde Rae Verduzco James Vidmich Diane Volk John Vucicevic Linda Waite Kevin Walsh Wendy Wardell Marvin Washington Jenny Wellman Carole Wilson Donafaye Wilson Marcia Wojkovich Raymond Wojkovich Susan Wolf Fred Work Donna York Jane Yaros David Zakutansky James Zakutansky Sophomores — 147 April Adams Charles Aldrich Larry Aloia Patricia Amodeo Eric Anderson Maria Arriero Tom Babilla Karen Bajgrowicz Kris Baron Diana Barrera Ray Barrera Elizabeth Barreto Kim Bartos Cindy Beckman Jean Beiriger Mark Bell Matt Benac Mary Bestich Maria Bianco Luis Bicalho Bill Bielak Junior Class Officers: STANDING: Kris Baron, President. KNEELING: Aida Farag, Secretary; Brian Campbell, Vice-President; Steve Mallonee, Treasurer. 148 — Juniors Larry Billick Becky Birchler Kelly Blake Ellen Blando Maria Blando Linda Blaszczak James Bodnar Chester Bojarski Shauna Boliker Susan Bono Severina Bonomo Jack Bosak Carol Bowron Kathy Brown Timothy Brush Ellen Buczek Nancy Burgess Kathy Burke Patty Burkus Nancy Burrell Diane Cafiero Tom Calloway TOP: " Happiness” is preparing the annual Big-Little Sister Party while at the same time making friends with the new Freshmen. LEFT: Building a float demands much work and serious effort, but it also provides many moments of fun and fellowship. Brian Campbell Rachel Cantu Mary Ann Chelich Joan Christoff Daniel Ciesielski Joyce Cieskiewicz Walter Cisowski Brian Collins Jim Conde Laura Conway Monica Corgan Maureen Crandall Pam Crossk Cassandra Crowder Jeton Cunegin Karyn Custer Barbara Davis Donna Dion Marjorie Dickerson Theresa Dobrian William Dolatowski Louise Dominik Karen Dorochoff Daniel Dorulla 1 50 — Juniors TOP: Juniors view a display of Psychology projects which reveal each student’s unique presentation of the stages of human life. BOTTOM: " Get your Shakespeare and best sellers.” It’s opening day scramble and Juniors line up to buy new books. Debra Downs Joseph Drakos Cindy Drapac James Driscoll Sandra Dudash Ted Dudash Christina Duran Margaret Ede Janet Erdei Paul Euvino Aida Farag Pina Ferlaino Allison Finnerty Mary Kay Floras Deborah Frank James Frankovich Robert Fransioli Ken Fronczak Dennis Funkhouser Debra Gagliardi Michael Gajewski Richard Gallegos Lupe Garcia Yolanda Garza Richard Gerberick Dino Giannini Gerard Gomez Gregory Gomolka Carol Gondell Juniors — 151 Kathy Gonzales Mel Gore Jenny Grana Lavader Grant William Graves Harold Griffith Carol Gross Daniel Guba Ann Gursky Yolanda Guzman Mike Hallett Margaret Hargarten James Henry Blanca Hernandez RIGHT : Students of accelerated U.S. History get into the Bicentennial spirit by selling goods baked by the class members. ABOVE: M. Bestich, M. Merza and D. Cafiero prove students can have fun both on and off the dance floor. J Iris Hernandez Lori Heyl Marlon Hill Richard Hite Marianne Hnat David Huber Rosie Hudock Catherine Huerta Mary Ann Hysong Gina Iatarola Philip Ignarski Joseph Inzerillo Brenda Irving Diane Itin Tom Ivancich Diane Ivanyo Matty Jabkowski Diane Jagiella Stanley Jagiella David Jancosek Mark Jeffreys 1 52 — Juniors Marty Jelovcic Kathy Johnston Robert Kacmar Robin Kacmar Cheryl Kaiser John Kedziora Mark Keller Elizabeth Kent Janet Keough Lauren Kinder Gregory Kmetz Felicia Knowles Julie Konrady Trenice Larry Jerome Lee Brett Lehocky Mary Lennertz Kathy Lepp Lucinda Levenda Debbie Linneman Carl Long Camerina Lopez Perry Lopez Frank Losinski Toni Lozano Kathy Lynch Kenneth Macinga Mary Ellen Magallon Francine Maggio TOP: Typical of Karyn Custer is a zest for living and exhuberant joy. LEFT: Joyce Cieskiewicz makes the necessary mess for a papiermacheed art project. Juniors — 1 53 Mary Mahon Mark Malczewski Steve Mallonee Bill Marker Thomas Marovich Thomas Martin Juanita Martinez Robert Martino John Matthews Robert Mazzaro Timothy McDevitt Debra McEwan Susan Mclntire Xavier Mendoza Mary Merza Thomas Mihal Anne Milbrath Steven Miller Rosie Modrak Diane Molik Laura Morton Jack Muffoletto Susan Muldoon Eileen Mulloy Maureen Murphy Pam Murphy Michael Navarro Timothy Nawrocki RIGHT: Rick Hite and Mary Lennertz are ready to begin an evening of fun at this year’s Victory Ball. ABOVE: Juniors prove that completion means happiness and relief. Later that evening the Junior float was voted second best at the Homecoming activities. 1 54 — Juniors IGHT: Mike Wilczynski’s million- □llar smile livens up any activity. KLOW: Moya Singleton and Dad enjoy i evening together at Daddy-Date Night, xmsored by the Home Economics asses. Melynda Nicksic Steve Nolan Craig Norman Ed Nowak Greg Nowesnick Brian Nunley Mike O’Mel i a Mark Palovick Gerald Palumbo Peter Panayi Dean Parr Angie Pavlovich Tony Pavolich Margaret Pease Colleen Peller Mary Kay Peloza Victoria Penn Teresa Perrotta Jim Pete LEFT : Dan Rettig takes some time to enjoy one of the few luxuries of his school day. Juniors — 1 BELOW: The Mission Club’s Project Valentine helps Kim Starczewski and Kathy Burke discover it is fun to give and to receive. RIGHT : Pete Vorkapich and Tom Calloway perform the unusual job of emptying Father Menner’s aquarium. Greg Pfeifer John Pfeifer Michael Pifferitti Wallace Piwkiewicz Cynthia Platis Robert Pleva Jill Polaski Gail Polomchak Brian Popp Ann Povlinski John Prus iecki Toni Putz John Qualizza Theresa Rainford Tony Ramriez Dave Reba Ted Reguly Rochelle Renner Margo Retson Daniel Retdg Debbie Rettig Michele Richter Nancy Rivas Lisa Rooney Sandra Ross 156 — Juniors Barb Ruzbasan Bernice Ruzga Sharon Rykovich Robert Sabljak Joanne Samarzija Laurent Santaquilani Tim Schafer Theresa Schiralli Cheryl Schmitt Terry Seibal Donna Sekulich Robert Sgambclluri Lorraine Shanko Henry Sheets LEFT : Greg Gomolka performs one of many after-school duties reserved for latecomers. BOTTOM: Junior Bill Marker opens the baseball season early with a few practice throws. Michael Shoback Reginald Shropshire Jerry Siminski Jim Siminski Marty Simmons Moya Singleton Cora Smith Jeanne Smith Mark Sopko Juniors — 1 57 ' nm Mary Lynn Spasoff Barry Stalmah Kim Starczewski Victoria Steininger Karl Suelzer Joe Szmutko Michael Terzich Scott Tomasic James Tomko Patty Torchia Denice Torres Thomas Tucker Peggy Tully Bob Vahary Jim Vaiana Mark Vargas Diane Verde John Verdeyen Michele Vician John Vidal Frank Villarreal Joe Villarreal UPPER RIGHT: Yolanda Guzman finds after school the best time for rummaging through books and old papers. UPPER LEFT : Karl Suelzer epitomizes the determination and endurance that are so important in cross country running. BOTTOM: Kathy Burke is one of the NHS members being briefed for the induction ceremony. 1 58 — Juniors Ramona Villarreal Pete Vorkapich Betty Walker Louise Walsh David Wasil Jan Wewe Fabian White Theresa Whitney Debra Wier Mike Wilczynski Janet Wojkovich Michael Wolf Tom Wood TOP: Kathy Brown, Rosie Hudock, and Aida Farag use their homeroom period to cut decorations for their Aloha State theme. BOTTOM: At a special assembly to explain the fine points of wrestling, Steve Miller and Brian Nunley demonstrate various holds and pins while Dave Reba referees. Cindy Yudt Patty Yurechko Bob Zacharias Janet Zakutansky Mark Zancanaro Kally Zembillas Raymond Zimmerman Randall Zromkoski MaryAnn Zygmunt Juniors — 1 59 Senior year is a celebration of last things - The last 1 lomecoming, the last Victory Dance, the From, the final bus rid ' the last exam suffered through, and that final bel Some of these are true hat-tossing-in-the-air celebrations - others may go unnoticed - still others produce in us a kind of whimsical sense of nevcr-to-be-donc-again sadnes Senior year is really the last time together - college, careers, family, and life itself will bring distance and separation for som Perhaps it is this realization of time ' s relentless disappearance into the pat that leads us to celebrate everything - rainy days, pears for lunch, a stray dog in the hallway, baby chick: warm radiators, fresh air and open windows, whistling alone down an empty hal The ultimate celebration of all our school years though, is graduation - a celebration of an end, which is a beginning 1 60 — Seniors Senior year? . . . . . . it’s like holding your breath for three years and then slowly letting loose — 247 people . . . together. . . . it’s a time of becoming more aware of each other: Friday night football games become treasures . . . friends become more precious. . . . being excited and sad at the same time about leaving. . . . the red, white and blue of everywhere you go. . . . the echo of laughter in the halls, faces growing so familiar after spending months together. . . . celebrating birthdays, every day . . . . . . celebrating friends and gaining knowledge through these precious relationships, not to mention the teachers and books, who may have also become our friends. . . . last things, and yes, first things . . .the last class, the final bell, a final exam, the last bus ride and the ever- coveted day of graduation ... the end of a fantasy and a greater understanding of our lives . . . picking colleges, white sweaters, open lunch and people you have never seen before . . . old memories, new memories, a beginning which is the result of an end ... a time together, a time apart, a time to remember. Lydia Alvarez Linda Amore Vincent Amore Phil Angelo Dianne Bajgrowicz David Ballinger Cynthia Bartfai Hilary Baruch Class Officers: V. Landeck, Treasurer, A. Sheeran, Vice President, J. Pa ; President, M. E. Pearce, Secreta 1 62 — Seniors Kevin Beckham Anita Behnke Lauren Benac Michael Bianco Michael Bickel David Blachly Kathleen Bryan Lori Bukur TOP: Working at the Page house for five weeks, seniors let creativity fly and spirits soar in the creation of " Spirit Reigns.” BOTTOM: Sunshine and the thought of home makes the bus ride just a little shorter for Ken Shultz. 163 Colleen Canales Leticia Canchola Sue Carija Marie Carlino Kathleen Chalko Margaret Chevigny ABOVE: Senior Class Advisors, Mr. Lee and Sister MaryAnr guide seniors through such projects as the candy sale, a roll skating party, plus the planning and creating of the Prom. LEF Even " nurd” Bob Galovic takes out five minutes from the bool feeding his brain to feed his stomac 1 64 — Seniors Francois Cortina Robert Craig Jacqueline Conroy Andrea Corgan Edgar Crisostomo Christopher Cunningham Antonette Dauro Paula DeBois Seniors — 1 65 Nancy DeGan Julia Dickerson Eileen Dombrowski Deborah Duriavig ABOVE: With pom-poms whooshing in the air, senior Ninerettes combat the bitter cold and their opponents with their enthusiasm and undying energy. BOTTOM: Nancy Ihnat takes out some study time to catch up on her reading. John Dolatowski Susan Doff in Ann Marie Dolato 1 66 — Seniors Gina Ensalaco Janet Ewen UPPER LEFT : Keith Underwood checks the bulletin board for team stats and info about " that school” — things that could never be learned in books. UPPER RIGHT: Phil Angelo is skeptical of Tom Strimbu’s manual face-lifting process. BOTTOM: Christmastime means sweet things like fruitcake, and Andrean has its own collection of nuts. Helene Galanos Robert Galovic Tina Georgieff Vance Gerchak TOP: Football is exciting and fun for Pam Richter. CENTER: Senior NHS members listen attentively to the discussion about the March convocation for new members. BOTTOM: Sue O’Leary always " growls” when she has no money for lunch. Michael Gallinatti Marie Garcia Marilyn Gerberick Charles Gill 1 68 — Seniors George Gonzales Sandra Gonzales player can honestly say " we won” because of teamwork, friendships, and the understanding of their importance. Susan Goszewski Beverly Gough Thomas Gravelle Mark Green Seniors — 1 69 Daniel Heintz R. Scott Hogg Pamela Holcomb Maurice Hopkins Rita Gurdian Therese Hanlon 1 70 — Seniors UPPER RIGHT : As the day comes to a close, a weary Marie Kwilasz and an overburdened Nancy Saroukos prepare for the much-welcomed journey home. LOWER LEFT : To many it is a blessing, but to Cindy Sidor, going to one’s locker and not finding a book when late for class is very nerve-wracking. John Harris UPPER RIGHT: Chris Colle silently ponders the outcome of her labours as Debbie Duriavig orally ponders the outcome of Chris’ work. LOWER RIGHT: Janet Ewen has two extra vertebrae, a stray kidney, floating ribs, and she doesn’t know how she managed to put " Irving” together. Robert Iatarola Stanley Ignarski Linda Jaworski John Jenkins Mark Kacmar Seniors — 171 Frank Kissel Michele Klich Every clown loves an audience and Andrean has plenty of boti Lorelei Knowles Carol Koch John Kopchik Larry Koval 1 72 — Seniors Pamela Krajnak Mark Krcmaric Karen Kristoff Devery Krupchak UPPER LEFT : February 19, 1976: the Senior Class has measurements taken for caps and gowns by representatives of the Collegiate Cap and Gown Company. LOWER RIGHT: By lending a helping hand to Mary Pat Hughes and Mike Bickel, John Kopchik demonstrates that learning not only comes from teachers but from students, too. Seniors — 1 73 Vernon Landeck James Laskowski Susan Lazorik Patricia Lepp ABOVE: Intrigued by " Trig,” Mark Daniel gets ready to hand his hornet in on time — as usual! BOTTOM: Relief, relaxation and home are just a of the thoughts that run through Nora Smith’s and every other senior’s r at the end of our 383 minute daily rou Florence Magallon Michael Mallonee Mark Manley Mark Manuel Nancy Marcotte Peggi Martinez Denise Marulic Joel Mathews Paula Mathis Brian McPherson Stephen Mendoza Robert Mestrich ABOVE: Linda Ruzga shows a burst of creativity in Art class. BELOW: Michelle Verduzco is fascinated with the two chicks that survived their Advanced Biology project, but Scott Hogg is more concerned with the 34 that didn’t. Seniors — 1 75 Elizabeth Morrison Nanette Moss James Nettles Thomas Novotny Johnnie Montanio Richard Morgan Anthony Muffoletto Michele Murphy Martin O’Melia Susan O’Leary Susan Palermo Philip Patterson 1 76 — Seniors UPPER RIGHT : It’s been said that long distance is the next best thing to being there, but true friends know that being there is the BEST thing. CENTER LEFT: Rongruja Booranapong, a student from Bangkok, Thailand, finds Andrean and America both very different but also friendly. LOWER LEFT: Telling stories, sharing secrets, learning and growing are just a few of the things that are shared when friends like Vicki Snemis and Deni Czapko get together during a break in classtime. Elaine Petrites Michael Petrites Maria Plasencia William Plumb Kathleen Poncsak David Poplon William Pratsch Steven Predaina Karl Prentiss Janet Ramusack Rosanne Randazzo David Rearick Yolanda Rebeck John Rees 1 78 — Seniors TOP: Cheri Dent offers information about the English Dept, to potential Freshman. BOTTOM: Without the effervescent smiles of th French IV students, the ornaments would lose their dazzle and th snowflakes would melt Leon Sanchez ABOVE: Music, whether singing or playing or just listening, provides an added dimension of worship for several students. BELOW : No matter what the assignment, Ann Marie Dolato and Marilyn Gerberick always manage to find time to chat. Nancy Saroukos John Schweisthal Debra Sattler Susan Scully Anne Sheeran Francis Santaquilani Roger Schaetzel Paul Stanzione Donna Starr Valda Staton Seniors — 1 81 Susan Sum Kevin Sylve ABOVE: Mark Manuel shows as much flair in the classroom as he do on the basketball court. BOTTOM: " Hey Wiz We Won, We’re 1 Tom Gravelle celebrates the Niners’ victory over Hobart at a ra morning assembl Michael Szymanski Sandra Szymanski James Teso Joseph Tassone Patricia Teso Debra Torres Diane Trafny Nancy Trajkovich Mary Tsampis Keith Underwood Luciana Urban Carmen Vasquez Glenn Verde Michelle Verduzco John Walsh Kerry Warded Alice White Jeanne Whitney Open lunch every Wednesday for Seniors means more freedom, more fun, and more responsibility. Seniors — 1 83 Millicent Davis Linda Guelinas Nancy Ihnat Lindsay Inman Shawn Norman Joseph Wiedemann Connie Wiley Debra Williams CENTER RIGHT: Grim and Gruesome Ralphie Iatarola and Tom Staehle sport their latest trophies of combat received in the Hammond-Gavit game. ABOVE: Devotion, like that of Lori Bukur’s, enabled the seniors to win the best float award for three consecutive years. LOWER RIGHT: Unfinished term papers, a book to read, uncombed hair, last night’s adventures, the click of a camera — who knows what homeroom will bring? 1 84 — Seniors UPPER LEFT: Fr. Dan Crosby, O.F.M. Cap., the speaker at the senior retreat, represented many things . . . leadership, discussion groups, new self-appraisal, and enlightenment. UPPER RIGHT : Sunshine helps the discussion on the senior retreat day. CENTER LEFT: NHS members as " Connie Francis and the Dewdrops” entertained new members and their parents at the Spring Convocation with a repeat performance of the entertainment program they presented at area nursing homes. ABOVE: For Sr. Mary Ann, handing out caps and gowns is enough to rate as Excederin headache 247. For seniors it is one of those special times of the year. LEFT: Senior officers help in the tulip tree planting ceremony, one of the last Bicentennial projects of their senior year. Seniors — 1 85 RIGHT : Kathy Chalko receives the Distinguished Musicians Certificate presented by a member of the U.S. Marine Corps in recognition of her service and dedication. CENTER LEFT: Laura Rupp demonstrates why she was presented the " Nicest Smile” Award at the Senior Banquet. CENTER RIGHT: After two hours of diligent graduation practice Seniors forget everything else except food. BOTTOM LEFT : Joe Wiedemann exercises the Senior honor of conducting the Band at the annual Spring Concert. BOTTOM RIGHT: Smiling for the birdie proves to be a challenge for the 246 restless Seniors while Mr. Wahlberg sets the camera in motion. 1 86 — Seniors f % The Baccalaureate Mass becomes a more personal experience when Seniors themselves participate. LEFT: After much time-consuming practice, gifted students provide music that brings the meaning of graduation closer to the heart. CENTER LEFT: Bearing the cross and candles, Jim Laskowski, John Walsh and Chris Burgess lead the procession of graduates and clergy. CENTER RIGHT: In the Offertory procession Bernie Horkavi presents Bishop Grutka with the Spirit Award, one of the gifts which symbolize our lives as Seniors. BOTTOM LEFT: Margaret Chevigny demonstrates the increasing role of women in the Church as she reads the Epistle at the Baccalaureate Mass. BOTTOM RIGHT: As the Seniors proceed up the Cathedral’s main aisle, each one reflects upon the things which led to this celebration of beginning again. Seniors — 1 87 RIGHT : Deni Czapko assists Toni Dauro in the all important task of getting the mortarboard set squarely on the head. BELOW : Sr. MaryAnne and Mr. Lee anticipate the upcoming ceremony because it means that the tension will soon end. CENTER RIGHT: Pete Liber and Jim Goetz suddenly realize that the four years since they were frantic freshmen have been spent acquiring maturity, manhood, and dignity. BOTTOM LEFT : Just as graduation is not an everyday event, neither are a dozen roses, and Sue Goszewski immensely enjoys both. BOTTOM RIGHT : With two graduates in the family, the Plasencias take time for a group picture to remember the special occasion. UPPER LEFT : Proud parents, Mr. and Mrs. Galovic, pose with their son Bob, one of the top ten students. UPPER RIGHT: John Kopchik in his Salutatory Address reminds the Bicentennial class that now is the time to turn from oneness to wholeness. ABOVE: Valedictorian Allison Vidimos, in accepting her diploma, takes up the challenge she voiced in her speech — to leave the security of the harbor and become world-bound. CENTER LEFT : The proud moment finally arrives as 244 seniors gather as a class for the last time. LEFT: Not even a two hour practice and the knowledge of what is in store can subdue the excitement of graduating. Seniors — 1 89 Personal Patrons Anonymous Mr. William Barancyk Dr. S. V. Carter Mr. and Mrs. Elmer F. Doffin Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Fealy Girl ' s Sophomore Homeroom I 17 Dr. Benjamin F. Grant Mrs. Juanita C. Grant Mr. and Mrs. Harold Harper Homeroom 107 Mr. and Mrs. James W. Lordan Beach Pharmacy 925 Shelby St. Gary, IN 46403 Big Wheel Restaurant 5301 Broadway Merrillville, IN 46410 Bon Aire Apartments 2601-2649 West 61 st Place Merrillville, IN 46410 Broadway Tire 4940 Broadway Gary, IN 46408 A. K. Miller Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Meyers Mr. and Mrs. Martin O ' Melia Rev. Joseph N. Panavas Dr. and Mrs. Joseph M. Pavlik Amos Retie Lois Retie Father Gerald Schweitzer Mr. and Mrs. John J. Thomas Mr. and Mrs. Clarence C. Wirtz Helen M. Wirtz Business Patrons Carmody Medical Corp. 5284 Broadway Gary, IN 46408 " C” Thomas Chevrolet, Inc. 650 E. 5th Avenue Gary, IN 46402 Dunkin’ Donuts 5775 Broadway Merrillville, IN 46410 East Gary Drugs 4294 Central Ave. East Gary, IN 46405 49th Avenue Bakery 4931 Broadway Gary, IN 46409 Gary’s Beauty Salon 5365 Cleveland St. Gary, IN 46408 Gary Floor Refinishing Co. 5495 Broadway Gary, IN 46409 General Petroleum Products, Inc 1122 E. 10th PI. Gary, IN. 46402 1 90 — Patrons TITTLES FOOD CENTER 6 1st and Broadway Crossroads Plaza Merrillville, Indiana PHILLIPS (j| P PHILHEAT Hobart, Indiana Try Us, You’ll Like Us WILLIAM J. DAVIS 942-1501 Special Thanks to LEWIS STUDIOS 2534 Portage Mall Portage, Ind. 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