Andrean High School - Decussata Yearbook (Merrillville, IN)

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arm 1978 Editors: Pamela Fadul Michaeline Kranik Moderators: Sister M. Jonathan, SS.C.M. Sister Jeanne Ambre, SS.C.M. TABLE OF CONTENTS 14 Academics 40 Student Life 62 Organizations 86 Sports 116 Underclassmen 154 Seniors 180 Patrons 192 Acknowledgements i l “The chess board is the world, the pieces are the phenomena of the universe, the rules of the game are what we call the laws of Nature.” — Thomas Huxley A Liberal Education 4 — :r r Chess, according to one local expert, is the ultimate non-violent battle of wits. Perhaps all of life is just that — a battle of wits a series of moves. Some moves are carefully planned out — others are forced upon us suddenly. Some moves bring us success and help us advance toward our goal — others lead to frustration and check-mate. The moves we make are limited by the rules of the game, the size of the playing board, the other players. We cannot always move when and where we choose; sometimes our way is blocked. Learning to live within the limitations is not undesirable compromise; it is accepting a challenge. -,V t. Chess is a challenge to the thinking man. It taxes his ability to concentrate and think ahead and provides the discipline of study. In order to meet challenges — in chess or on the playing field, in the classroom or in life — we must concentrate on the important values, think ahead to the ultimate goal, discipline mind and body to free it from limitations of weakness. 7 The problem solved, the game won, the test questions answered correctly, or the game lost, the test failed, the problem unsolved — all are challenges and when accepted, all provide an opportunity to learn more about self, our friends or enemies, our environment, our faith. Meeting challenges — picking up the gauntlet — fighting city hall — all add zest to living. Winning isn’t everything; it’s how you play the game. Sometimes the game is fun — other times, pure agony. We may wonder why we play, why we bother to struggle. Whether for the challenge or the excitement, the discipline or the fun — we play the game because there is given to man by his Creator an indomitable spirit that strives against the things of this world to reach the fullness of Perfection Itself, the Eternal Source of all Wisdom. 13 1 4 — Academics The challenge of the thinking man — to absorb facts, to acquire knowledge, to perceive through the senses — and then to apply God-given intelligence and emotion to arrive at wisdom, understanding, compassion, humility, a sense of wonder, an awareness of the Creator — to become the glory of God, man fully alive. All this begins from the first moment of life — much of it is developed through academic experience. Here at Andrean the challenge of learning is respected, and, like chess, the challenge becomes more interesting as the game continues. k H l A® _ S s f T We dedicate this book to our loving and joyful memory of Father Vincent C. Eckert, C.S.B. 1915-1978 who inspired us as a priest, kept Andrean in operation as treasurer, attended to our needs for food, heat, shelter, and order, spent himself tirelessly in the realization of our dreams for a stadium, amused us often with his keen sense of humor, and delighted us always as a friend. Dedication — 1 7 Administration It’s not so lonely at the top for Andrean’s administration. Father Schwenzer, Sister Anne Renee. Sister Christopher, and Father Benwitz meet frequently to iron out difficulties and plan policies and programs for the future. When the pressures of teaching and studying become great, teachers and students may find themselves envying the life and work of the administrators — but few appreciate the intensity of their responsibility and the extent of their duties. Andrean is fortunate in having four dedicated persons at “the helm.” In the performance of their tasks they strive to put the interests and welfare of the Andrean community front and center. Rev. Ronald Schwenzer, S. Anne Renee, SS.C.M. C.S.B. Associate Principal Principal CENTER: Father Schwenzer spends many hours tackling every principal’s 1 Excedrin headache: budgeting. ABOVE: Meetings of the Administrative Council are necessarily frequent in order to keep the school running smoothly. RIGHT : S. Anne Renee shows the schedule for the day to Mrs. Martino. 1 8 — Academics Rev. Donald E. Benwitz, C.S.B. Assistant Principal for Boys Spanish II S. M. Christopher, SS.C.M. Assistant Principal for Girls Guidance For being the busiest place at Andrean, the library is amazingly the quietest. Students and teachers find it the perfect retreat for doing homework, research, or just relaxing after a long day. Sister Emma, Andrean’s librarian, cares for the 12,000 volumes on the shelves as well as the countless machines and materials of the A-V Department. The dedication of the four counselors in the main hall helps Andrean students through the maze of study and career choices: planning, schedules, job and scholarship in formation, and even personal problems or aspirations. TOP: Sister Alfred spends hours directing Seniors like Phil Benson into career choices. CENTER: Snow and the Russian flu keep Mr. Barancyk’s arm in motion writing out absent slips. Mr. Christopher Nicolini Guidance Director, U.S. History, Economics S. M. Alfred, SS.C.M. Guidance Counselor, English I Mr. Michael Chelap Guidance Counselor, Physical Science Rev. Manuel Chircop, C.S.B. Guidance Counselor, New Testament Academics — 1 9 Theology All schools promote intellectual and social development, but only the Catholic school provides for the spiritual aspect of life. Andrean’s Theology Department fulfills this need by leading the student to explore his relationship with God, the universe, his fellow man, and himself. For Freshmen, Biblical Literature traces the trials and successes of the Chosen People in the Old Testament. Sophomores study the life of Christ and the early Church in New Testament. With a firm understanding of Scripture, Juniors turn to Psychology while Seniors examine Morality and Faith and Sacraments. Such careful attention to spiritual needs results in adults who can lead mature, meaningful lives. S. Mary Anne Nemec, SS.C.M. Department Chairman, Faith and Sacraments, Psychology S. Jeanne Ambre, SS.C.M. Biblical Literature, Art I Rev. Edward Baenziger, C.S.B. English II, IV, Psychology S. Carol Marie, SS.C.M. New Testament, Psychology CENTER LEFT: Randy Johnson, John Carter, and Michele Courtney examine the many interpretations of Solomon’s Temple as created by Sister Jeanne Ambre’s Bib. Lit. students. CENTER RIGHT: An explanation from Fr. Kline helps Linda Mendez understand a difficult Morality concept. LEFT : Bible in hand, Mr. Wittliff leads his New Testament class through the Scriptures. 20 — Academics Rev. James Kelly, C.S.B. Morality, English III, IV, Dramatics Rev. Edwin Kline, C.S.B. New Testament, Morality, Basic Technical Drawing TOP LEFT: Sister Paul helps Paul McGrath find a psalm for the opening prayer of Bib. Lit. class. TOP RIGHT: A panel discussion helps New Testament students relate Biblical concepts to contemporary situations. CENTER: Seniors Mike Gore, Marie Gonzalez, and Andrea Kunas put their heads together to sift out particular facts in the Decree on Divine Revelation. LEFT : Ellen Tucker leads a Psychology class discussion on dreams. Academics — 21 A thorough command of English is essential to success not only in school but in society as well. Andrean’s English Department places special emphasis on developing the student’s ability to communicate in writing and to understand the major themes in literature. While the first three years stress fundamental concepts, Seniors may choose from several electives. For the first time this year, Andrean offered College Composition, a course in which students could simutaneously fulfill their fourth year English requirement and earn college credits. Those with special talents or interests may expand their studies through Journalism, Public Speaking, and Dramatics, also a new course this year. Unlike some subjects that are seldom used, English is an indispensable component of everyday life. S. Gilmary, SS.CM. Mrs. Frances Crary Department Chairman, English III, IV English III, IV, U.S. History Mrs. Edith Dakich Mr. Raymond DeFabio English II, Public Speaking English III, IV 22 — Academics OPPOSITE PAGE: TOP: Father Kelly works with Tom Drakos in “limbering up” exercises before stage practice in Dramatics class. CENTER: Sister Gilmary returning essays is a familiar sight to her College Composition class. BOTTOM: Health and Safety come to English I as Tim Ayers and Vanessa Barnett demonstrate taking blood pressure for a public speaking exercise in Mrs. Thomas’ class. THIS PAGE: TOP: An interview with two exchange students provides Mrs. Gilbertson’s budding reporters an opportunity to hone their journalism skills. CENTER: Swapping classes with Fr. Kelly for a couple of days lets Fr. Baenziger expound his theories on Billy Budd to English MIX students. LEFT: Seated comfortably in his chair. Mr. DeFabio directs his Utopian Literature students through The Great Gatsby. Academics — 23 Language ,FIabla usted espanol? Parlez-vous franqais? Sprechen Sie Deutch? Dicisne linguam Latinam? For many students at Andrean the answer to this question is Si, yo hablo espanol. Oui, je parle franqais. Ja, ich spreche Deutch. Dico linguam Latinam. Andrean students may pursue either a modern or classical language. Grammar, pronunciation, and composition all serve a vital function in the study of Spanish, French, and German. Teachers often employ the use of tape recorders, visual aids, and records in order to improve these three skills. A student may also study Latin to further understand the “roots” of his own language. With any of these four foreign languages a student not only learns a second language but also gains insights into the cultural aspects of foreign life. Mrs. Deborah Lee Department Chairman, French 1, II, III, IV ABOVE: Jim Platis orates in French as Mrs. Lee listens attentively to his pronunciation. CENTER RIGHT: Speaking as Napoleon, William Mott explains the many empires of Europe to Mrs. Lee’s French IV class. RIGHT: Somehow Mr. Weiss is able to extract some humor from the German idiomatic expressions that make no sense in English. 24 — Academics r LEFT: Before plunging into Cicero’s orations the “famous five” of Latin III trace Cicero’s travels in an effort to understand the man behind the orations. BOTTOM LEFT: As part of their cultural learning experience, Spanish Seminar students present a Christmas skit in Spanish to fellow language students of Latin III, Spanish III, and French IV. BOTTOM RIGHT: Whether he speaks English or Spanish, Father Benwitz always gets mixed reactions to returned tests. S. Marguerite Dankulich, Mr. Mitchell Dowalgo, SS.C.M. C.S.B. Spanish I, Spanish Seminar Spanish I, II, III S. M. Paul, SS.C.M. Latin I, II, III-IV, Biblical Literature Mr. Lester Weiss German I, II. III-IV, Modern World History Academics — 25 Business S. Maria Goretti, SS.C.M. Department Chairman, Accounting I, Typing II, Consumer Ed., Office Practice S. Bernice Marie, SS.C.M. Shorthand I, II, Personal Typing Mr. Dennis Keilman Accounting I, II, Consumer Education, General Business CENTER LEFT : Mary Lou Rosales, office manager of the simulated business “Serendipity,” explains the business products to some “Consumers” in S. Maria Goretti’s class. CENTER RIGHT: Boys as well as girls in S. Bernice Marie’s Personal Typing class strive to perfect their first quarter goals. RIGHT: Karen Zimmerman and Mary Thomas use dictaphones to improve their shorthand skills. 26 — Academics Andrean’s Business Department really “gets down to business.” Typing students strive for legibility while those in shorthand write English in characters that few can comprehend. Accounting demands precision — getting the books to balance is no easy task. Through a simulated business operation Clerical Office Practice students type, file, and acquire proficiency in the use of equipment such as dictaphones, duplicating machines, and calculators. This year the Advanced Typing class employed its talents to type address labels for the Heart Fund. Other courses that are available are General Business, Consumer Education, Advanced Business, Business Law, and Business English. The Business Department gives students skills to meet the challenges of today’s business world. Miss Diana Kutzer Typing I, II, General Business Mrs. Bernadine Putz Typing I, II, Business Law, Business English TOP: Kim Crawford speedily works with her class to type up address cards for the American Heart Association. CENTER: Diane Volk and Paula Koschal test the name brand peanut butter against its generic counterpart in S. Maria Goretti’s Consumer Education class. FAR LEFT: What appears to be scribbling is really the preliminary copy of an important business letter from Shorthand class. LEFT: Mrs. Putz eases Business Law students through the rudiments of contracts and court cases. Academics — 27 Social Studies More than just a source of important facts, Andrean’s Social Studies Department gives the student new perspectives of the world around him. For sophomores. World History traces man’s development from the Stone Age to the Atomic Age. Juniors remain closer to home in U.S. History, while the Seniors explore Government, Sociology, or Economics. Non-Western Civilization is available for those who desire a broader understanding of other peoples and cultures. Interested students participated in a Black History Week during February and inter-school conferences on current issues throughout the year. Ultimately, the Social Studies Department aims to create an informed citizen whose awareness of past and present will help insure the future. TOP: The endless succession of boundary changes in Europe becomes clearer for World History students with the aid of Mr. Weiss and his map. ABOVE: Miss Trapane’s Sociology students shudder to find human nature so involved. CENTER RIGHT: Mr. Naumowich listens attentively to U.S. History students ' questions on the roots of the American labor movement. Miss Roseann Trapane Department Chairman, Sociology, U.S. History Mr. G. Edwin Jones World History. U.S. Government Mr. James Jovanovic World History, U.S. History 28 — Academics TOP: With the “Trib” as part of the teaching team, U.S. Government class becomes even more contemporary. LEFT: Mr. Jones ' World History class supplements classroom learning with library research. BOTTOM LEFT: Despite a blackboard laden with terms and a meticulous lecture, a perplexed Mr. Jovanovic must clarify a point for a confused World History student. BOTTOM RIGHT: Mrs. Weiss sends Chuck Krcmaric and Colleen Blake to Sister Gilmary, the other half of her teaching team in Advanced U.S. History, for work on a panel discussion. From the pocket calculator to the space program, mathematics plays an ever expanding role in everyday life. More and more students require a firm foundation of mathematical concepts for everything from computer technology to balancing a checkbook. Through a three-track program tailored to meet the student’s needs and abilities, Andrean’s Mathematics Department strives to create a mathematically superior student. Beginning with elementary courses such as General Math or Algebra I, the student can progress to Trigonometry or Calculus during his senior year. Meanwhile, he learns to approach and solve problems logically and systematically. Through the Mathematics Department, students acquire the language of numbers — the key to today’s technical world. Mathematics TOP: Father Doser explains the “ups and downs” of graphing exponential functions to his attentive Algebra II class. CENTER LEFT: Kevin Custer shows other students his unique technique in doing geometry proofs. CENTER RIGHT: While Mrs. Mestrich looks on, geometric lines, angles, and theorems flow from minds of students onto their test papers. RIGHT: Mrs. Giorgio introduces Algebra I students to the unavoidable experience of finding the greatest common factor. Mr. Eugene Giorgio Geometry, Algebra I, II 30 — Academics LEFT: While Mr. Giorgio supplements the textbook, his geometry class carefully takes notes. CENTER: Before beginning her solution, Jane Bucko sneaks a look to see if she has copied the equation correctly. BOTTOM LEFT: The Advanced Mathematics class (Greg Matovina), studiously tackles functions. BOTTOM RIGHT: Algebra I students consult Fr. Doser’s bulletin board to see how they fared on the previous night’s homework. Mrs. Mary Mesterharm General Math, Algebra 1, II Mrs. Mary Ann Mestrich Analytic Geometry, Geometry, Trigonometry Science From the moment a freshman steps into a biology class, Andrean’s Science Department seeks to explain the phenomenon of the universe. Biology students view an endless parade of living creatures from the lowliest amoeba to man himself. Chemistry and Physical Science probe the basis of all matter, the atom, while Physics examines laws governing the behavior of matter. For the truly scientifically motivated. Advanced Physics, Electronics, Electricity, Organic Chemistry, and Advanced Biology are available. The Science Department aims to develop scientific interest and an inquiring mind within students through exposure to many facets of modern science. S. Joan Marie, SS.C.M. Department Chairman, Dir. of Religious Activities, Chemistry, Organic Chemistry. Advanced Biology Mr. John Bennett Biology, Basic Technical Drawing TOP: Mr. Floraday and Fr. Baenziger join “forces” as they demonstrate force vectors on skateboards. CENTER: With safety glasses and a correctly positioned test tube, Kathy Ridgely, Kevin Page, and Kellene Starczewski adhere to every word of sometimes ignored lab safety rules. RIGHT: An extraction involving three chemicals is only one of many experiments occupying Organic Chemistry students Jane Holmes and Joyce Owens. 32 — Academics TOP LEFT : Tony Lorenz and Tom Chester discover the fascinating microscopic world of single cells as they learn to use a microscope in Biology. TOP RIGHT: “Put it louder — I don’t understand!” exclaims Joe Frasca as Mr. Floraday explains the principles of amplification in Electronics. LEFT: Beth Onofrey, Terri Anton, and Andrea Dauro have to remember not to get too friendly with the frogs they use for Advanced Biology class. Miss Sonia Casas Biology Mr. Burton Floraday Physics, Physical Science, Advanced Physics, Electronics Mrs. Helen Giorgio Chemistry, Physical Science, Algebra I Mr. Paul Quanz, C.S.B. Physical Science, Biology Academics — 33 Physical Education Even the sharpest minds cannot function efficiently if they are not housed in a sound body. Through activities like football, basketball and volleyball, Andrean’s physical education program promotes physical fitness and sponsors recreational sports. Students learn team discipline and good sportsmanship — values important not only on the playing field, but also in life. Health and Safety classes teach proper personal hygiene and first-aid techniques. All the knowledge in the world is useless without the physical ability to apply it. Miss Donna Bombassaro Physical Education, Health and Safety Mr. Daniel Rogovich Physical Education, Health and Safety TOP: Dave Falcone attempts to block a shot carefully positioned by Bill Parks. CENTER: Freshman girls eagerly anticipate their turns on the trampoline while Jenny Baughman enjoys the freedom of flight. ABOVE: Miss Bombassaro gauges the force of Kathy Mihalic’s ventilations administered to Resusci-Annie. RIGHT: Miss Bombassaro gives a gentle but vital reminder to check for a pulse before administering cardiopulmonary resuscitation. 34 - — Academics Home Economics The buzzing bees and clanging bells at the end of the girl ' s hall are really the sewing machines and pots and pans of Andrean’s Home Economics Department. Believing that “a stitch in time saves nine” and money, — clothing students create blouses, skirts, and jumpsuits to supplement their wardrobes. The Foods classes whip up delectable delights that are bound to tempt any palate. Applying their talents, foods ' students helped with Daddy Date Night as well as joined with the clothing classes to present a Style Show and Luncheon for the faculty in May. Foods, Clothing, and Home Management students learn practical skills that will be invaluable long after they have left Andrean. TOP: Mike Mulloy proves that boys can cook, leave the kitchen intact, and still have something edible. CENTER LEFT: Planning with pen and pattern is necessary before Angela Morgan and Mary Gawor turn to the sewing machine. CENTER RIGHT: Sewing machines can’t pin a seam, so Becky Kyprianou utilizes old- fashioned hands instead. LEFT : For Yvette Irving, canning her own vegetables gives her the satisfaction of knowing she did it herself. ABOVE: Toni Pious diligently irons out wrinkles before proceeding. Academics — 35 Fine Arts Through the Art and Industrial Arts Department Andrean students have the opportunity to nurture their creative talents. Art I classes cover the basics of drawing, color, and design while Art II delves into advanced drawing and ceramics. Students in Art III and IV work with oils and acrylics. The Art classes help prepare students for careers in art, provide an interesting hobby, or broaden students cultural background. The Industrial Arts Department helps students explore the areas of design, interior decorating, engineering, and industry. Through drafting, woods, metals, and plastics classes students become acquainted with industrial practices. The students who get their hands dirty at Andrean are on the creative end of the academic spectrum. TOP: Mr. Billick guides Creative Design student. Jay Steininger around the curved end of his toboggan. CENTER LEFT: Madeline Lesch has more paint on her fingers than on the pallet knife Mr. Listro uses to help her along. CENTER RIGHT: Jill Bucko glides gentle hands around the rim of her clay pot in Ceramics. RIGHT : Dave Richter gets assistance from an expert. Father Kline, on his first attempt at perspective in Basic Technical Drawing. 36 — Academics Music Whether one has musical talent orjust enjoys music, he may choose a variety of courses in the Andrean Music Department. Beginning and Concert Band allow the instrumentally-inclined student to use his talents well. Choral provides the student who has vocal ability with the opportunity to develop his potential. Music Appreciation gives the student the experience of music as an important part of everyday life. The music department has furnished the school with a fine marching band for the second year, and the concert band has played for various school functions. The music department is a vital part of the school, and Andrean would be incomplete without it. TOP: Order is of the essence in cataloging books, as Sister Emma and Mrs. Celenica well know. ABOVE: Mrs. Yurechko puts facts on file on the student record cards. RIGHT : Mrs. Sawyer regularly updates cards for the addressograph to keep up with students on the move. Mrs. Hazel Moorhouse Mrs. Jane Ridgely Treasurer’s Office Medical Room Mrs. Betty Sawyer Main Office Mrs. Betty Ann Yurechko Main Office 38 — Academics STANDING: Clarence Ross, Randy Hicks. KNEELING: David Holland, Ed Hopper. SEATED: Mrs. Marian Hall, Mrs. Anne Oldaker, Mrs. Marie Quade. STANDING: Mrs. Arlene Sawochka, Mrs. Ruth Horkavi. CENTER LEFT: Mrs. Horkavi mixes up a favorite icing for the cake. ABOVE: Hours to prepare — minutes to consume! LEFT: Feeding 1 100 students requires over-sized kettles and yard-long spoons. Academics — 39 40 — Student Life 5TU0DTT LIFE Student Life — 4 1 One Over " Close Encounters " Spiritual growth is an important idea at Andrean. Besides attending classes that teach Christian beliefs and morals, students may participate in the Liturgy every day and paraliturgical services during the year to further their Community and prayer experiences. Yet another opportunity for spiritual growth is each class’ retreat. Four days are set aside in the school calendar, one for each class, in order to allow students the best possible opportunity for a good retreat. These retreats, in which students and teachers unite in their search for God, include discussion groups, slide presentations, lectures from guest speakers, and the Liturgy. Strong participation in these activities is the cornerstone of the Andrean religious community. TOP: As commentator, Linda Mendez leads the Andrean community in the celebration of the Thanksgiving liturgy. CENTER LEFT: Father Schwenzer proclaims the Gospel in the Mass celebrating the opening of the school year. CENTER RIGHT: With Father Murphy as celebrant, Mrs. Lee and her Senior girls’ homeroom participate in the Eucharistic liturgy as part of the Forty Days of Healing Prayer for Fr. Eckert. RIGHT: Every year Bishop Grutka celebrates the first Mass of the school year, the Mass which reunites the Andrean Christian Community in faith. 42 — Student Life TOP LEFT: Mike Aloia, Maureen Blake, and Jim Platis provide musical accompaniment at the Freshman retreat. TOP RIGHT: Father Robert Bruno, O.F.M., from the Franciscan community at Seven Dolors, is the guest celebrant at the Sophomore retreat. CENTER LEFT: Sheila Heylin and Kathy Walsh discover new things about themselves and each other at one of the retreat’s group dynamics exercises. CENTER RIGHT: Retreat is a new experience for Freshman boys. LEFT : Sophomores, with the help of Sister Joan Marie, try on new thoughts and roles and reactions in the always- challenging experience of God. neighbor, and self. Student Life — 43 ABOVE: Mary Lopez begins her reign with a broad smile, friendly wave, and a turn around her kingdom. The 1977 Homecoming Court: CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: Lisa Dandurand with escort Kevin Walsh, Diane Komisarcik and Ted Frankowski, Andrea Kunas and Jim Vidmich, Marcia Wojkovich and Brad Lyman. 44 — Student Life Smile Through the Rain r, v Weeks of work preceded the 1977 Homecoming weekend. Flowers were fluffed, the float constructed, cars decorated, and queens nominated. The car judging, in which Therese Modrak won Best Car, started off the festivities. Instead of individual class floats, this year the classes combined their efforts to create one float for the annual parade down Broadway. Our own marching band and pom-pon girls entertained the shivering and rained-upon fans at halftime. The speakers failed at the crucial moments: the beginning of the Ninerettes’ routine, causing them to stand in the rain for an eternal five minutes, and at the announcement of the Queen. Shauna Boliker was on hand to present Mary Lopez with her crown. The game itself was a fierce struggle which the Fifty- niners lost. Yet even after the last flower was gone and the last car cleaned, the spirit of fun and enthusiasm remained. DP: This year’s only float represents a masterpiece of •operation among the four classes. CENTER: The 1977 omecoming Queen candidates, accompanied by their corts. line up so their relatives can record the “times of their es.” BOTTOM LEFT: Teddy Bears aren’t just for toddlers — Seniors prove that they make great mascots, too. ABOVE: The enthusiastic new Homecoming Queen Mary Lopez, escorted by Joe Pavlik, is crowned by the 1976 Homecoming Queen, Shauna Boliker. Student Life — 45 TOP LEFT : Junior girls lavish TLC on their prize-winning car. TOP RIGHT : The varsity cheerleaders “climb to the top” of the assembly’s Gong Show skit and manage to reach second place. CENTER LEFT: Chris Schneider spends many hours in his garage filling each hexagon of chicken wire on the float with a fluffed flower. CENTER RIGHT: The Andrean Marching Band entertains the Homecoming fans with their version of the theme from Rocky, “Gonna Fly Now.” RIGHT: Creatively designed cars are poised and ready to start off in the grand parade down Broadway. 46 — Student Life TOP LEFT: In a take-off on “The Gong Show,” Ed Semplinski suffers a severe case of foot-in-the-head as he portrays a character from “Uncle Chucky’s Fables.” TOP RIGHT: Becky Sheeran’s car, decorated with a replica of a Fighting Fifty-Niner, leads the caravan down Broadway. CENTER LEFT: Cheryl Myers discovers that five heads are better than one for suggestions concerning car decoration techniques. ABOVE: Father Chircop finds a megaphone necessary to bark out orders as he organizes everyone for the start of the car caravan. FAR LEFT: In a race with the clock. Junior girls hurry to finish flower fluffing before homeroom begins. LEFT: Bubbie Dauro and Mike Holcomb admire Marisa Amore’s rendition of a Hobart Brickie singing “I ' m so vain.” Student Life — 47 A Magical, Musical Whirl “Come one! Come all! Come ride the magical ‘Carousel’ and have the time of your life!” These were the words that beckoned the couples attending the 1977 Homecoming Dance. Streamers and balloons transformed the cafeteria into a huge merry-go-round, sending the couples whirling into fantasy worlds of their own. The music of Elijah Jumal enhanced this whimsical atmosphere and soon made the couples forget the recent Homecoming defeat. As the lights came on and the music stopped, the whirling “Carousel” came to a standstill. i TOP: Time seems to slow down when dancers pair up for a soft, slow melody. CENTER LEFT : Music, colorful decorations, and a date — who could ask for more? CENTER RIGHT: A bevy of clowns prepare refreshments for the expected crowd of worn-out dancers. ABOVE: Suits and long dresses don’t prevent couples from dancing the latest steps to the beat of Elijah Jumal. RIGHT : Swinging with the stars is an out-of-this-world experience for most of the couples on the dance floor. 48 — Student Life Assorted Assemblies Various assemblies throughout the year provided students with opportunities for entertainment and education. Pep assemblies cheered the accomplishments of Andrean athletes. A special presentation of the film “200 Years of American Comedy” entertained the students and showed them the history of comedy. Students discovered the variety of other students’ abilities in The Talent Show and in the NHS assembly. Assemblies were a pleasant extension of the learning process. TOP: In their talent show act, Andra Boliker, Colleen Blake, Dwayne Brown. Kevin and Michael Mott reproduce the famous dance step from “Saturday Night Fever.” CENTER LEFT: Tom Balinski terrifies the audience as he performs the famous guillotine act on Wally Fles for the Talent Show. CENTER: The Red Cross nurse carefully teaches Donna Pearce the important job of identifying the blood samples for the Blood Drive. CENTER RIGHT: Lisa Dandurand and Chuck Conion donate their blood, a gift so precious to those who need it. LEFT: Tom Kovacevic. Bob Nandor, and Roger Hutchins blend their musical talent at the Talent Show in the song “Squonk” originally by Genesis. Student Life — 49 The 1977-78 Drama Club presented the first fall drama of the year Flowers for Algernon on November 25, 26, and 27. Under the direction of Father Kelly, the cast and crew spent many long hours of hard work to produce a well-performed drama. The play tells of Charlie Gordon, a mentally retarded man who becomes part of an experiment to increase man’s intelligence. As the result of experimental surgery, Charlie’s intelligence increases to the genius level. But he discovers that he will soon regress to the old Charlie Gordon. This presentation, done in “theatre-in-the-round” style, was another success for the Andrean Drama Club. CHARLIE GORDON . . Michael Blensdorf DR. STRAUSS PROF. NEMUR Tom Kovacevic ALICE KINNIAN BURTSELDON Tom Drakos DORIS Nancy Ribordy FRANK JOE GINA MRS. DONNER Theresa Glowacki MOTHER FATHER Nick Dorochoff YOUNG CHARLIE . . . Jim Platis YOUNG NORMA .... MRS. FELDMAN ELLEN MRS. MOONEY Robin Doherty MRS. NEMUR Carin Hamady JACKIE WELBERG . . . ANNE WELBERG . . . . Janice Mathews NORMA Wendy Warminski ABOVE: Mr. Gordon and Norma are shocked at Mrs. Gordon’s unsympathetic chastisement of Charlie. CENTER RIGHT: Charlie joins in his friends’ laughter, not knowing that they are laughing at him. RIGHT : Charlie tells his new friend, Algernon, “Dr. Strauss says that you are a real smart mouse, but I’m going to be smarter than you some day!” FAR RIGHT: A new subdued Charlie sits passively in his wheelchair as Dr. Strauss checks his pulse rate. 50 — Student Life TOP LEFT: Knowing that action speaks louder than words, Fr. Kelly shows Robin Doherty exactly how he wants her to move. TOP RIGHT: Charlie is amazed at the hostility he sees in his friends’ faces. CENTER LEFT: Charlie often confides his innermost feelings to Miss Kinnian, his sympathetic teacher. ABOVE: Professor and Mrs. Nemur justify Charlie’s operation to two inquisitive guests. LEFT: Professor Nemur is having a difficult time convincing his associates that the operation will benefit Charlie. Student Life — 51 Winter Magic Outside, tripping through snow and slush did not seem magical, but inside it was all “Winter Magic” at the 1977 Turnabout Dance. The couples soon forgot the cold, wintry night as they opened the door and were greeted by the music of Mix. Snow- scene murals, a balloon Christmas tree, and dancing snowflakes gave the cafeteria a frosty charm and provided the couples with a quaint view of winter. When the last balloon had been popped, the dance too soon came to an end. - V TOP: Preparations for Turnabout consisted of many afternoons spent painting endless halls of wall murals. CENTER LEFT: “Try it, you’ll like it!” Barb Siek says as she encourages her date to attempt the fancy footwork involved in polka-ing. CENTER RIGHT : Amid gift-wrapped tables and wintry murals couples enjoy a momentary break in the dancing. BOTTOM: Balloons captured as a Christmas tree help make the cafeteria more colorful and festive. 52 — Student Life Froshmore Fever On Saturday, March 18. Disco Fever swept through all attending the 1978 Froshmore Night Dance. Silver plated records hanging from the ceiling created a dynamic atmosphere of a discotheque. The fiery music of Fluid Motion turned the cafeteria into a blazing “Disco Inferno.” Finally, after a night of footloose and fancy-free dancing. Froshmore Night and disco became a memory. TOP: “Stayin’ Alive " at disco dancing means taking a break for Mark Drapac and Ellen Morton. CENTER LEFT: With or without their “boogie shoes.” couples show no inhibitions in displaying their energetic dancing abilities. CENTER RIGHT: The music of Fluid Motion brings out the " discomania” in all of us. BOTTOM LEFT: Not even the latest disco craze can break the always popular tradition of slow dancing. BOTTOM RIGH T: Kim Johnson and Dave Rettig are caught up in the highly contagious “Saturday Night Fever.” Student Life — 53 IrtC ecv mmm The Andrean Drama Club’s presentation of Sandy Wilson’s The Boyfriend heralded the arrival of spring. The musical centered around Madame Dubonnet’s School for Girls in southern France in the 1920’s. The play creatively blended music comedy, and dancing as it told of a love story between a number of characters. Both cast and crew worked hard to make this production successful. The cast, with the help of Ellen Tucker and Mrs. Betz, had to learn to speak with accents and to dance the old time steps. Under the direction of Fr. Kelly and stage manager Tom Drakos, the crew combined talent and skill in setting up the props, lighting, and sound for the play. The many weeks of preparation were evident to the many who came and enjoyed the performances. CAST HORTENSE Sarah Thomas MAISIE Angie Shives DULCIE Andra Boliker FAY Pauline Golding NANCY Mary Fealy POLLY Kathy Fealy MARCEL Adam Burczyk PIERRE Jim Glowacki ALPHONSE Kevin Cessna MADAME DUBONNET Jean Keough BOBBY Dave Jennings PERCIVAL BROWN Mike Hite TONY Steve Nicksic LADY BROCKHURST Roma Lee LORD BROCKHURST John Volan WAITER Nick Dorochoff PEPE Bob Valenzuela LOLITA Ellen Tucker TOP: “I could be happy with you,” Tony declares as he unmasks Polly. TOP RIGHT : Nancy and Pierre know that Hortense is not “as prim as she pretends to be. After all, she is French!” CENTER RIGHT: “Looks like love is in the air” for the young at heart, whether or not Lady Brockhurst approves. RIGHT: Fron Charlestons to waltzes, Mrs. Betz’s concert band plays them all. 54 — Student Life TOP LEFT: “After due consideration” Dulcie and Maisie accept the hoys ' proposals of marriage. TOP RIGHT: Lord Brockhurst hears a familiar voice — could it be his son Tony ' s? CENTER LEFT: Pepe and Lolita entertained the guests at the masked ball with a carnival tango. CENTER: Percy tries to recover from his embarrassment at not recognizing the beloved “Kiki” from his youth. ABOVE: No detail escapes Fr. Kelly ' s eye in his effort to make the production perfect. LEFT: Lady Brockhurst is aghast at her husband ' s roving eye. Student Life — 55 Community Effort This year’s Clothing Class staged a Style-Show Marshall-Field-style — students modeled their handiwork as the final course of a dinner for the Faculty and Administration. The Foods Classes under the direction of Mrs. Wamsher. provided the dinner, an elaborate buffet which satisfied everyone’s tastes from fruit-cup to cream-puffs. Not to be left out. the Home Management class created the springy table decorations. TOP: The Foods class set a banquet fit for a king — or queen, and all faculty members thoroughly enjoyed it. CENTER LEFT: Fathers Schwenzer and Baenziger realize that they must sample a little bit of everything to appreciate it all. CENTER RIGF1T : Linda Mendez is flattered that her spring dress won the compliments of Fr. Schwenzer and Fr. Benwitz. RIGHT: Becky Kyprianou proudly models her creation which shows that well-dressed women wear suits, too. FAR RIGHT: Lori Deruntzand Pat Humphrey find that service with a smile encourages bigger appetites. [d 1 b " T n pTjCTj 1 Bi k; jm » i E 56 — Student Life My Heart Belongs to Daddy Father’s Day comes twice a year at Andrean with Daddy Date Night on the school calendar. This year, February 12th was a Valentine Dad’s Night under the direction of Mrs. Wamsher. Valentines, red and white streamers, and candlelight provided the atmosphere for the delicious dinner. Dancing followed dinner — first, the lively and always enjoyable square dancing. After two hours of Do-si-do, everyone was ready for some ballroom dancing to music by Bittersweet. The evening’s climax was the presentation of special awards to the four-year Dads. TOP: Ballroom dancing is fun and easy when Daddy knows all the steps. CENTER LEFT: With a friendly smile Patti Tournai makes her rounds greeting friends and fathers. CENTER RIGHT : Donna Pearce’s father proudly receives his award for a four year attendance at Daddy Date Night. LEFT: Slow music brings back warm memories as fathers enjoy a special evening with their “little girls.” ABOVE: Senior Liz Meier gives her father a quick look over, making sure he looks his best for their last Daddy Night picture. Student Life — 57 i ium nativities Bring a Magic Moment t. Ma The 1978 Junior-Senior Prom proved to be a magic moment for all the couples who attended. At the prom, held at Salvatorian Hall on May 5, 1978, the couples enjoyed a night of good music and dancing provided by Fantasia. The Post-Prom dinner was served at the Greek Hall and followed by two hours of dancing inspired by Mandingo. All the weeks of planning and excited anticipation were over too soon — but the magic moment will remain a fond memory for many moments to come. TOP LEFT: After weeks of anticipation Carol Pena and Ray Ciesielski are just one step away from the long-awaited social event of the year. TOP RIGHT: Even chaperones Mr. and Mrs. Barancyk want to look “just so " for this gala event. ABOVE: it is obvious Kim Dixon and Dwayne Brown don t have to be dancing to be having a good time at the Prom. CENTER: Tom Peller and his date are “all smiles” proving that the Prom was indeed a “magic moment. " RIGHT: Although the room is wall-to-wall people, couples don ' t mind when dancing cheek-to-cheek. 58 — Student Life TOP LEFT: Clouds and stars provide the background for the music of Fantasia which sent couples into an out-of-this- world experience. TOP RIGHT: One of the catering ladies amuses Mary Kay Phipps and Scott Frankowski with the stories of prom days “when clothes were different and the music was not as loud. " CENTER: Long dresses and tuxedos don ' t stop Bobby Dauro and Chuck Krcmaric from getting into the latest discocraze. ABOVE: " Slow " dances are still special moments at the Prom. LEFT: Anita Levenda and Kevin Cessna exhibit the good time prom-goers can have. Student Life — 59 Class Clash Although torrents of rain fell upon Andrean, nothing could drown out the class spirit displayed during the 1978 Armageddon weekend. The Junior class achieved the highest score, conquering the Sophomores. Seniors, and Freshmen, respectively. The " never-say-die " Sophomores, however, captured the Spirit Award. The Friday assembly began with the traditional “call of the Classes” and with the lighting of the Armageddon torch. This confetti-filled mayhem was followed by more of the same as class representatives competed in a frisbee- throwing contest and an obstacle course race. This set the pace for the Armageddon games which followed. The Disco Dance on Saturday night was a highly spirited ending to the muddy but merry weekend in May. TOP: Junior class officers accept the highly-coveted victor’s jug celebrating their triumph. ABOVE: Bill Kane proudly represents the Senior class as he lights the 1978 Armageddon torch. CENTER RIGE1T: Not even the slippery mud can keep the Sophomores from struggling to win the tug of war. RIGHT: The Juniors spare no confetti, streamers, balloons, or cheers in proving their class spirit is the best. TOP LEFT : Amid loud cheers of approval from the class of ' 79, officers Colleen Blake and Kevin Cessna ceremoniously place their “star- spangled banner” on display. TOP RIGHT : Senior boys combine strength and strategy in their attempt to defeat the Sophomores in dodgeball. CENTER LEFT: Junior ping pong champions Carol Cardetti and Emilio Juste prove that winning required keeping an eye on the ball at all times. ABOVE: Shoes werejust one casualty of the Armageddon mud. LEFT: Sophomore girls make a desperate attempt to keep the ball away from their defense line in wallball. Student Life — 61 OR0nnizfrnon5 Student Politics Come to Order Andrean ' s Student Council for 1977-1978 school year was chaired by its first female president, Marcia Wojkovich, and directed by new moderators Sr. Carol Marie and Fr. Chircop. The corporate efforts of homeroom representatives and class officers together with the Student Council officers planned and executed the Freshman picnic, a Homecoming dance, sock-hops, recreation night, a 3-D movie, and the annual Armageddon games. The council-run Christmas and Valentine mailboxes earned some money for the missions. The high school student exchange projects brought visitors from neighboring schools to Andrean to run through our schedule while several council- members visited their schools. The Council sponsored the film yearbook project — a first attempt to capture on 8 mm film the Andrean community in action. TOP: Student Council Officers: W. Euvino, Vice President; M. Wojovich, President; D. Pearce, Treasurer; C. Myers, Secretary. CENTER LEFT : One of the projects underwritten by the Student Council was the film yearbook, directed by Sister Carol Marie. CENTER RIGHT: Wallball is a favorite and gruesome sport at Rec Night. RIGHT: At Rec Night, Sr. Gilmary lobs over a winning ball in the volleyball game. 64 — Organic ' ' tions TOP LEFT: Marcia Wojkovich begins her school year of presidential duties with running the picnic to welcome the Freshmen. TOP RIGHT: Marcia Wojkovich discusses plans for another project with the committee heads. CENTER LEFT: Cheryl Myers, Allison Crouch, and Laura Genduso sort mail and packages for the Christmas mail service. CENTER RIGHT: Concerned students always find a forum for ideas at the Student Council meeting. ABOVE: The singing telegrams sponsored by the Student Council for the benefit of the missions bring laughs as well as profits. LEFT: Leon Darmon serves an ace to win the game at Rec Night. Organizations — 65 Cream of the Crop The Cardinal Flahiff Chapter of the National Honor Society consists of 59 Andrean Juniors and Seniors who are outstanding in the areas of scholarship, character, leadership, and service. To be eligible, a person must have a 3.75 GPA. A faculty committee sifts through teacher recommendations and the students’ own listing of their activities to make the final judgment about membership. The NHS, with Sr. Anne Renee as moderator, concentrates on being an honor society — leaving students, for the most part, free to continue serving in the areas which merited them membership in the first place. However, they serve as tour guides at Open House for incoming freshmen and as ushers at some Parents’ Club functions. TOP: NHS Officers: Bob Jackson, Treasurer; Donna York, Secretary; Pam Fadul, Vice President; Patty Tournai, President. CENTER LEFT : Fr. Schwenzer awards Gina Shropshire her certificate of membership in the NHS. CENTER RIGHT: Ms. Terry Murphy of WLS-TV holds NHS members and the rest of the student body spellbound during her speech at the NHS induction. RIGHT : Sr. Anne Renee, moderator of NHS, adjusts the hood designating Kathy Fealy a NHS member. FAR RIGHT: NHS members conduct a special flag raising ceremony as a special observance of Veterans’ Day. 66 — Organizations Time Best Spent Under the leadership of Sister Joan Marie, director of Religious Activities, and Mr. Paul Quanz, the Liturgy Club planned, practiced for, and participated in morning Masses, Monday iporning prayer, and student Masses. Members also helped with the class retreats by making nametags and assisting in the set up. The club consisted of about 10 regular members and others who got involved in the activities from time to time. Armed with their experiences in liturgy, these students can offer their services in the future in their own parishes. TOP: Father Doser celebrates the Eucharist for students in the Priests’ chapel before the school day begins. CENTER LEFT : Dave Lopez, Andy Attar, and Maureen Blake combine their talents for a Thursday morning Liturgy. CENTER RIGHT: Keith Thompson, John Felix, Mr. Listro and Joe Pavlik provide an extra dimension to the student liturgies during the year. LEFT: Moderators Sr. Joan Marie and Mr. Paul Quantz meet with Liturgy Club members to plan and practice for another Liturgy. Organizations — 67 Others First Giving is a word which adequately describes the activities of the Christian Service and Mission Clubs. Directed by Sister Maria Goretti. moderater of both clubs, the Christian Service Club cheered five area nursing homes with Christmas carols in December and returned in the Spring with more entertainment. At Christmas, members delivered pinatas made by the Spanish Club to Hoosier Boy ' s Town and the Carmelite Homes. At Thanksgiving and Christmas members brought food baskets to about 50 needy families — a project which involved all the homerooms. Mission Club members visited homerooms regularly to collect money for several charities. Their sale of carnations on Valentine’s Day and paper flowers for Red and Gold Day brightened up the halls and brought aid to the needy. TOP: Carol Gough and Rich Parks give the Thanksgiving food drive boxes a last minute check to see if they are ready to go. CENTER LEFT : Sr. Maria Goretti guides homeroom representatives in the distribution of the homerooms’ Thanksgiving food baskets. CENTER RIGHT: Everybody loves flowers, and the Mission Club capitalized on this by selling Valentine carnations to benefit the Missions. RIGHT: Christian Service Club Officers: Bill Garcia, Paula Koschal, Chris Suelzer, and Becky Gomez. 68 — Organizations Sing Out Loud Small in numbers but large on enthusiasm, Andrean’s Choral group sang through an enjoyable year under the direction of Mrs. Betz. Their aim for the year was to perfect basic vocal skills and voice projection. In addition to the annual Christmas and Spring concerts at Andrean. the choral group entertained at eight grade schools during Christmas and the spring, and also performed at four nursing homes in cooperation with the Christian Service Club. They also showed off their repertoire of Christmas music for the second year in a row at Southlake Mall. Seven choral members who entered the NISBOVA Music contest were awarded top prizes. FRONT ROW: L. Bennett (choral manager), S. Franz (accompanist), P. Golding, C. Penn. R. Bartrom. Mrs. Betz. SECOND ROW: T. Giannini, J. Jones, M. Nettles, J. Swayk. B. Sheeran. E. Sikorski. THIRD ROW: L. Burgess, B. Sullivan, L. Schneider, J. Driscoll. W. Warminski, A. Shives. RACK ROW: C. Gadson. Y. Mack, E. Miles, J. Rainford. V. Amore. J. Klamo. TOP: Stephanie Franz accompanies Lori Bennett and Laura Burgess in preparation for the Vocal Solo and Ensemble contest. CENTER LEFT: With recording equipment in the background, the chorus presents its Christmas concert for later broadcast. ABOVE: Choral Club Officers: Angie Shives, Secretary-Treasurer; Julie Swayk, Vice President: Marcia Nettles, President. Organizations — 69 Encore! This year’s band aimed for excellence. With Mrs. Ann Betz, the concert band, marching band, and pep band strove to bring their best effort to their respective audiences. Band members who competed in the NISBOVA contest received numerous awards indicative of their achievements, even though the music chosen by the entrants was more difficult and modern than ever before. The concert band had its usual Christmas and Spring concerts and toured eight grade schools during Christmas and Spring. They marched at home football games and in three area parades. Their musical additions to pep assemblies and spring events helped bolster school spirit and “light up” our lives. SEA TED: J. Chesnul. R. Gholson, J. Jones (Pres.), J. Perkins. STANDING: M. Jimenez, M. Prusiecki, J. Good, W. Owens. TOP: Willie Owens sounds out on the Sousaphone. ABOVE: Mrs. Betz runs the band through its paces at the Christmas concert. SEATED: K. Matta, B. Stryczek (Lib.), L. Morgavan (V.- Pres.), R. Kesel. STANDING: R. Gholson, H. Sylve, R. Fontenez, M. Hostetler (Sec. Treas.). SEA TED: S. Quinn, S. Karagin, E. Tucker (Uniforms), D. Barkowski. STANDING: A. Shives, W. Stone. A. Tokarski, P. Smith. 70 — Organizations TOP LEFT: Debbie Lewandowski and Debbie Dillman practice their selection for the NISBOVA MUSIC Contest. TOP RIGHT : Despite the wind and cold Barbara Solivais leads the band onto the field for half-time entertainment. CENTER LEFT: The marching band and pom-pom girls cheer Andrean on during a pause in the football game. CENTER RIGHT: Mrs. Betz signals the piccolos into action. LEFT: Richard Gholson prepares for a solo and ensemble contest. Organizations — 71 Miles of Smiles Having fun was the year-round activity of the Youth Association for Retarded Children. Under the guidance of Sister Paul, the YARC planned seasonal parties for 25 of the area’s retarded children. It was no small task to coordinate plans for food, games and activities (. . . who will be Santa Claus, or the Easter Bunny?. . .), and party favors — but the members saw the rewards of all their efforts in the response of the children. Few clubs offer such exhilarating experiences to its members. TOP: Sr. Paul and Mary Jo Kozyra help little Marty with his crayons at the YARC Christmas party. CENTER LEFT: “Clowning around” and having fun is the main objective at any YARC party. CENTER RIGHT: Tina Chouinard and Roxanne Dudash share refreshments and dress-up fun with one of the children. ABOVE: YARC Officers: Kathy Fealy, President: Karen Sicula, Secretary-Treasurer: Janice Bittner, Vice President. RIGHT: Kathy Fealy helps Nick “Santa” Dorochoff distribute Christmas gifts and goodies. 72 — Organizations Pacing the Puck With Fr. Kline as moderator, the Griffins, led in scoring by Brad Lyman who totaled 18 goals and 27 assists, captured the Eastern Division title of the Northern Indiana High School Hockey League. Superb goal-tending was the Griffins " trademark. The league’s “Most Valuable Goalie.” Bot Tomala. and accomplice Mike Rose shut out the opposition four times. Team captain. Phil Benson, led the powerful defensive line under the coaching of former team-member and present coach. Randy Ehrsam. TOP: Phil Benson tries to gain a point with the flick of a stick. CENTER LEFT : Jeff Ehrsam knows he has to put power into a successful shot. CENTER: Goalie Bob Tomala takes every precaution against the dangers of a flying puck. CENTER RIGHT: Joe Pavlik prepares to gain quick control when the puck is dropped. KNEELING: D. Ornelas. J. Ehrsam. B. Tomala. M. Rose. B. Lyman. STANDING: Coach Randy Ehrsam. G. Babicka. D. Cortina. P. Benson. C. Dolan, J. Buczek. L. Bihlman. J. Pavlik. T. Huffman. Fr. Kline. N. Pappas. Organizations — 73 Organized Insanity Ask the next person you see in the hall where the Yearbook Room is, “Yearbook Room? I didn’t know we had one!” Cloistered in an obscure corner are the unsung heroes who compose, crop, and count everything you see in this book. Abandon all excuses, ye who enter here. For in the Yearbook Room a deadline is a deadline; there’s no room for extensions or excuses. S. Jonathan and S. Jeanne Ambre have instilled this motto; “You learn more by sitting there and doing it . . . and undoing it . . . and redoing it . . But it’s worth all the effort to record where it’s at. iTj ku 1 rrnmb TOP: The number of cutlines approved by Sister Jonathan amazes Virginia Fraiz and Alice Churley. CENTER LEFT : Patty Yast, Carol Gough, and John Hrebec try to finish the Sports section before the deadline closes in on them. CENTER RIGHT: Jennifer Costanza is jubilant as the job gets done, while co-editor Pam Fadul hopes the lollipop will stave off hunger pangs. RIGHT: Miki Kranik doesn’t know whether to laugh or cry over the latest " brilliant cute-line.” FAR RIGHT: Steve Barancyk struggles with copy for the Academics section in order to meet his deadlines. 74 — Organizations Writers Press On Where do students turn to find school news? The Acropolis, of course. The monthly editions appear like clockwork under the direction of moderator Sister Gilmary and editors Loretta Bryan and Betsy Dillon. The publication boasts of 12 full-time contributing writers who can be found, notebook in hand, gathering data for news, future stories, and student polls. It takes approximately 15 hours of concentrated group effort after school to produce an issue. This year the staff also published a special memorial issue about Father Eckert. For its excellence in high school journalism the Acropolis placed first this year in the National Scholastic Press Association contest and won second place in the Columbia Press Association contest. TOP: Carol Cogelja, Laura Genduso, and Stacy DeMass parcel out the Acropolis to be given to eager readers. CENTER LEFT: Carol Cogelja shows that typing up the Acropolis can be an engrossing job. CENTER RIGHT: Getting accurate information is important so Betsy Dillon and Loretta Bryan conduct an interview with Sister Anne Renee about a proposed trip to Spain. LEFT: Amid pop and Chips, Betsy Dillon, Lisa Dandurand, and Loretta Bryan wrack their brains to find the right headline. Organizations — 75 V Apathy Clinic “Support Andrean!” was the persistent and sometimes lonely cry of the Booster Club. Armed with posters, signs, and an excess of enthusiasm, the Booster Club members besieged Andrean students with information about and incentive to support upcoming sports events. Their activities included the preparation of pep assemblies and sign painting and then attending Andrean sporting events to vocalize their support of our teams. The money which the club made in their autumn fund- raising drives was presented as a sizeable check to the Andrean Athletic Department by the club’s moderator. Miss Casas. TOP: Teresa Polak and Bridget Horton fill in signs to give support to Andrean’s basketball team. CENTER LEFT : Painting signs is one of the things the Booster Club does best. CENTER RIGHT: Christine Balt, Jenell Vaughan, and Terri Conlon are careful to follow Diane Horvat’s designed sign. RIGHT: Booster Club Officers: Jenell Vaughan, Secretary; Terri Conlon. Treasurer; Bridget Horton, President; Marcella Jimenez. Vice-President; Teresa Polak, Head of Human Relations. ABSENT: Diane Horvat, Design Artist. 76 — Organizations Half-Time Happiness Endless hours of pracitce (these girls know how to count!), both in school and on their own helped the Andrean Ninerettes retain their reputation for fine half-time shows. Their cleverly planned and timely routines helped to raise school spirit at the pep assemblies and at the games themselves. The pom- pon girls attended a compound camp last summer in order to get new ideas and improve techniques. Besides their own routines, the Ninerettes, under the direction of S. Marguerite, also performed with the Marching Band at football games and in area parades. FRONT ROW. J. Barton. D. Wolfe, M. Schaffer. G. Vaughn. SECOND ROW: T. iowinski. D. Billick. A. Boliker, S. Sidor, J. Petrovich. THIRD ROW: K. Dixon, J. Bucko, M. Hanzal. K. Starczewski, G. Loechner, J. Loh, C. Stall worth. FOURTH ROW: C. Dixon. G. Shropshire, D. Prusinski, A. Pleva, L. Settle, L. Nawrocki. RACK ROW: M. Marker. C. Styrna, P. Stevens, D. Cisowski, B. Ross, S. Wolf, D. fork. TOP: The Ninerettes bring out school spirit with their half- time stunts at a football game. CENTER RIGHT: Alane Cooke does her part to perfection in a precision performance. LEFT: Laurie Rice, Judy Loh, Gina Shropshire, and Ann Pleva raise school spirit with their pom-pons. Pinata Power Spanish Club members this year concentrated on cultural experiences. The year’s activities began with a picnic at Deep River County Park. Together with Christian Service Club members, the Spanish Club added Spanish carols to the Christmas program they performed at Sebo ' s Nursing Home. Mr. Dowalgo, moderator, taught the fine art of pinata-making, and members added a festive touch to the Open House with their decorations. Members also attended an Easter liturgy in Spanish. Two highlights of the year were excursions to see The Man of La Mancha in Chicago and the National Folkloric Ballet of Mexico. TOP: “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder” for Mr. Dowalgo as he shapes the base of a pinata. CENTER LEFT : Spanish club members join with Christian Service Club members to carol for local nursing homes. CENTER RIGHT: Mr. Dowalgo and Bill Garcia help Kevin Cessna assemble the Spanish newspaper. ABOVE: Spanish Club Officers: Theresa Glowacki, Secretary; Alicia Fadell, President: Emilio Justo, Vice-President; Kathy Ivanyo, Treasurer. RIGHT: Pasting piiiatas together is fun and games for Chris Ivanyo and Nancy Frederick. 78 — Organizations Latin Forever! A step into Ancient Rome — that’s what a Latin Club meeting is like. Latin Club members celebrated the Roman holidays of Saturnalia in December, the Ides of March, and the birth of Rome on April 23rd. Dedicated to their classical heritage, the members sold Latin Christmas cards and purchased jerseys which sport the club motto. Club projects include dressing dolls in Roman costume and writing to famous professionals to find out whether or not they took Latin in high school — and if so, how it helped them in their careers. In the spring. Club members, together with moderator Sister Paul, visited an exhibit on early Rome at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry. TOP: Chris Griffin, Jenny Chalko, Kathy Pishkur, and Rosalie Dominik examine dolls which were made and dressed in Roman costume by the Latin Club members. CENTER LEFT: Sister Paul does her part in the gift exchange with her gift of gingerbread men to symbolize the clay dolls given in the old Roman Saturnalia celebration. CENTER RIGHT: Ron McQuillin selects a gift from Jim Good, King Saturn. FAR LEFT: Debra Key and Barbara Kruszynski sit in the half-light created by the candles representing the tapers which burned in the Roman temples during Saturnalia. LEFT: Latin Club Officers: Jenny Chalko, Censor; Chris Griffin, Quaestor; Chris McQuillin, Consul; Pam Edwards, Proconsul. Organizations — 79 A Touch of Class A little paint, a canvas, and a dash of creativity (not to mention talent) creates a masterpiece. Andrean’s Art Club is designed to involve students in art- related projects to exercise their talents and add a touch of beauty to our lives. The 30 or so members fall into one of two categories; students who couldn’t fit art into their 6-subject schedules, or students who can’t get enough of moderator Mr. Listro’s art classes. The club gave color to classroom windows for special holidays like Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. In order to experience first-hand the great works of famed artists, the Art Club visited the Chicago Art Institute in March. TOP: Alice Churley brightens up the Main Office windows at Christmas time. CENTER LEFT: Art Club members are known for their extraordinarily original Valentine’s Day cards. CENTER RIGHT: An annual project of the Art Club is Halloween window painting. BOTTOM: Art Club Officers: Mary Kay Phipps, Secretary; Mr. Listro, Moderator; Anita Levenda, President; Joan Ikovic, Vice-President. A BSENT: Michelle Rodgers, Treasurer. 80 — Organizations Battles in Slow Motion To many people chess would not appear to he a terrifically exciting sport — but like other competitive activities, it requires skill, concentration, and strategy. Every Thursday afternoon members of the Chess Club can be found studying out their next move armed with pencil, paper, and the writings of experts. By far the quietest club at Andrean, members play each other and sometimes faculty members, especially Mr. Giorgio who acts as the club moderator. This year the club held a tournament of 5 rounds and some members attended a regional tournament at Gary Vocational-Center in March. TOP: Tom Kovacevic wonders how Allan Tokarski can protect his knight, CENTER LEFT: Casey Greszczuk and Chris Suelzer ponder and then record their moves in the tournament, CENTER RIGHT: Theresa Strimbu prepares to capture Brian Ridgely’s knight. FAR LEFT: John Volan meditates on his third move. LEFT: Chess Club Officers: Brian Ridgely. President, and Chris Suelzer, Vice- President. Organizations — 81 Searching for Solutions For those students who can’t seem to get enough figuring in formal classes, there is the Math Club. Andrean’s Mu Alpha Theta doubles as an honor society for math and as a math club. There are forty charter members (students in their third year of membership) and ten associate members (non- voting members). The club offers members the opportunity to discuss and solve tricky math problems to accumulate class credit for correct solutions. This summer the officers will participate in a convention and take part in math competitions. TOP: Math Club Officers: Peggy Lepp. President; Joe Pavlik, Vice-President; Chris Griffin, Treasurer; Jenny Chalko, Secretary. CENTER LEFT: Kathy Hanlon receives her certificate of membership in the Mu Alpha Theta. CENTER RIGHT : Jenny Chalko confers with Mr. Giorgio about the next meeting. RIGHT: Chris Griffin and Jenny Chalko check the handbook to be sure that the Math Club induction goes according to the rules. 82 — Organizations Ask a good question, find a good answer. This is the Science Club’s unwritten philosophy. With the help of Miss Sonia Casas, Science Club members engage in experimentation to discover answers to questions with which they challenge themselves. Three such experiments were an attempt to make mirrors, a heredity experiment with fruit flies, and the dissection of gerbils and a fetal pig. Outside of Friday afternoon meetings, the members participated in an excursion to the Water Plant in Hobart and the Science Fair at Purdue in April. There seems to be little more compelling than an interesting question unanswered. TOP LEFT: Mike Botsko, Eumar Tagupa, and Kevin King try to determine if they have A. AB. O, or any blood at all. TOP RIGHT: Science Club Officers: Mike Botsko. Treasurer: LeRoy Emerson. President: and Eumar Tagupa, Vice-President. ABOVE: Rahul Somani patiently stirs agar in preparation for his bacteria project. LEFT : All eyes are on Steve Barancyk as he begins the dissection of a fetal pig. Organizations — 83 Circuit-Makers A new informal club is the Electronics Club. Directed by Mr. Floraday, the club moderator, members explore aspects of electronics not covered in class. Their projects provide them with an opportunity to spend time on more complicated and involved electronic devices — soldering, building, and repairing circuits. Their major effort this year was to build a video game: “Star Wars.” 84 — Organizations TOP: Mike Sipiora looks on as Mr. Floraday tests what’s left of a radio tube. CENTER LEFT: Electronics club members know what it’s all about. CENTER RIGHT: Tim Marcotte plays guardian angel to be sure Mike Sipiora doesn’t burn out a capacitor. LEFT: Paul Bukur needs a steady hand and unlimited patience to cut the acetate m ask for the video-game. Say " Cheese! " Picture the Photography Club. Newly organized this year. Andrean’s Photography Club offered students the chance to improve their picture-taking skills and learn how to develop black and white prints. Members took turns using the resurrected dark room which had been cleaned out and restocked the previous year by Father Chircop. the club moderator. Club members sold prints of pictures they snapped at school events in order to pay for their supplies and get back some of the initial investment for the dark room. TOP: Mark Sewell, Joan Lazar. Teresa Strimbu. and Laurie McClellan survey a roll of developed negatives for the best possible prints. CENTER LEFT: Robin Doherty and Jeff Ehrsam critique Father Chircop ' s wet but final product. CENTER RIGHT: Finding just the right portion of a print to enlarge is a challange and joy for David Falcone. LEFT: Photography club meetings offer members helpful hints on improving their “shutter-bug” skills. Organizations — 85 Niner Netmen Ace Opponents Under Fr. Baenziger ' s direction, this year’s tennis team finished with a winning 7-6 record. The team was composed of five juniors, one senior, one sophomore, and a freshman. Leading the young team was Jerry Boisvert. Jerry’s excellent individual record entitled him to the honor of MVP. Missy Gross was elected MIP because of her play as 1 singles player. The reserve tennis team completed their season with a 4-2 record. Sophomore Dave Sotak captured the title of reserve MIP. Varsity: FRONT ROW: M. Blando, G. Boisvert, G. Blando. BACK ROW: G. Kolettis, B. Lyman, L. Martino, Fr. Baenziger, M. Gross, J. Thiros. TOP: Even on the sideline Anne Welsh and Carole Radigan pay strict attention to the action on the court. CENTER LEFT: Manny Blando displays his versatile form during a match. Reserve: FRONT ROW: D. Sotak, A. Welsh, C. Radigan, M. Anich, N. Medows. BACK ROW: J. Buczek, F. Moran, Fr. Baenziger. 88 — Tennis ANDREAN OPPONENT 3 Wheeler 2 3 River Forest 2 1 Highland 4 3 Gary Roosevelt 2 0 Crown Point 5 2 Wirt 3 4 Griffith 1 2 Portage 3 2 Lew Wallace 3 4 Hammond Gavit 1 2 Merrillville 3 4 Bishop Noll 1 3 Gary West 1 RECORD. 7-6 TOP LEFT : Jim Thiros is poised for a powerful, point-winning serve. TOP RIGHT: Missy Gross follows through with a powerful forehand shot. CENTER: Marianne Anich carefully positions herself for a flawless return. CENTER RIGHT: Oscar Blando strokes his backhand shot with precision and accuracy. LEFT : Prior to the match. Brad Lyman strives to perfect his forehand. Tennis — 89 Harriers Outrun Opponents Once again, the harriers with Fr. Ward as coach, came through for a victorious season despite the fact that they were plagued with injuries. Kevin Stryczek and Bill Kane couldn’t compete because of knee injuries, and MVP Vic Rachford couldn’t run for a while because of the flu. Half of the meets were run with at least one of the top five runners sitting out. Seeming immune to injury was MI P John Bekelya who held up until the end of the long frequent practices and fifteen meets. TOP: Dave DeMars and Kevin Stryczek make final footwear . preparations before the start of the race. CENTER LEFT: Paul Saims takes an early lead in the meet against Lew Wallace. CENTER RIGHT : The pack of hopefuls at the start of the race will soon dwindle to the fittest who survive. FRONT ROW: B. Eichhorn, K. Stryczek, B. Predaina, D. Richter, E. Kostelnick, J. Bistrow. BACK ROW: E. Brandt. Fr. Ward, V. Rachford, B. Kane. S. Manley. P. Saims, R. Szmutko, J. Dravet, J. Bekelya, D. DeMars. 90 Cross Country TOP: A worn out Brian Eichorn is glad to be finished. CENTER LEFT: Instead of running with the pack, David Richter hustles it out alone. CENTER RIGHT: John Dravet seems to think that running has toned up his leg muscles enough to push over a tree. BOTTOM LEFT: Warming up and stretching are essential exercises for safeguarding leg muscles during a long run. BOTTOM RIGHT: Kevin Stryczek’s confidence shows in his signal that victory is at hand. ANDREAN OPPONENT 38 Crown Point 18 19 Lake Central 42 15 West Side Forfeit 21 Emerson 38 27 M.C. Rogers 28 17 Portage 42 31 Hobart 24 24 Roosevelt 32 18 Merrillville 41 31 Valpo 25 24 Hobart 34 30 Portage 25 16 La Porte 46 33 Griffith 22 17 Wallace RECORD: 10-5 44 Cross Country — 91 Varsity Breaks Even One major obstacle hindered the Andrean 1977 varsity football team: a plague of injuries. These injuries and other difficulties compelled the 59ers to accept a record of 5 wins and 5 losses. Despite the record, the team surpassed their opponents in first downs 141 to 78. With the coaching of Mr. Pete Billick, the 59ers passed for 1,198 yards and rushed for 1,347 yards. Defensively, the team allowed their opponents an average of only 50 yards passing and 84 yards rushing per game. The climax of the season occurred at Portage where the 59ers came within 2 yards of defeating the Indians, the 1977 state champions, only to lose 9-14. TOP: A well coordinated offensive unit prepares to unleash its power against Lew Wallace. RIGHT: Sideline strategy and fierce attention are some of the headaches of being a coach. FRONT ROW: D. Guernsey, R. Martin, R. Wojkovich, G. Pusateri. SECOND ROW: L. Barich. J. Burke, J. Dienes, T. Peller, J. Frasca. M. Gore, J. Chester, T. Johnston, J. Argenta. THIRD ROW: T. Sanders, J. Martin, P. Battistini, M. Ponce, M. Mulroe, D. Massengill, R. Vucich, L. Bihlman, T. Tolman, B. Novorita, Assistant Coach Mr. Prochno. FOURTH ROW: Mr. Billick, R. Parks, R. Doyle, B. Beckham, J. Walton, D. Brown, W. Euvino, J. Dolniak, M. Prusiecki, K. Bruce, Mr. Nicolini. BACK ROW: B. Nandor, S. Macey, L. Emerson, M. Holcomb, D. Cefali, P. Reardon, T. Page, L. Gough, C. Allegretti, B. Wood. 92 — Football TOP LEFT : Tom Peller puts power behind his punt. TOP RIGHT: Ray Wojkovich proves that football contains some agony and defeat. CENTER: Mike Holcomb signals a touchdown as the referees approve, and Andrean chalks up another 6 points. BOTTOM : Quarterback Rob Doyle struggles against the South Bend defense in an attempt to gain extra yardage. ANDREAN OPPONENT 32 Lowell 0 35 Gary Roosevelt 22 22 S.B. St. Joseph 29 0 Hobart 17 23 Calumet 11 0 Merrillville 20 21 Lew Wallace 6 9 Portage 14 34 Gary Wirt 0 6 Ridgewood 13 RECORD: 5-5 Football — 93 TOP: Brian Beckham charges through the line and breaks the grip of South Bend’s defense. CENTER LEFT: Rich Parks’ sprained ankle becomes another injury statistic. CENTER RIGHT: An attempted pass eludes the hands of Kevin Halloran. BOTTOM LEFT: Rick Vucich and Tom Sanders review team strategy as they rest between downs. BOTTOM RIGHT: Tom Peller provides pass protection for quarterback Rob Doyle. 94 — Football arsity: G. Kolettis. K. Pishkur. S. Dorulla, S. Lissey, M. Banashak. TOP: T. ogovich. Go Big Red Practicing at 6:00 a.m. daily, learning new routines, and attending cheerleading camp occupied most of the Varsity cheerleaders’ time during the summer. Their main project of the year was to purchase new uniforms. They acquired the money for them from bake sales and several candy sales. The Varsity cheerleaders also participated in organizing the Homecoming parade and instilled school spirit into the students through various pep rallies and assemblies. Freshmen: TOP TO BOTTOM: T. Henry, M. Gonzalez, M. Mirich, J. Bucko, E. Burke, K. O’Laughlin LEFT: The Varsity cheerleaders sport mums and smiles as they await the start of the Homecoming parade. Cheerleaders — 95 Reserves Meet Challenges The 1977 Reserve team, coached by Mr. Naumowich, played one of the hardest sophomore schedules in the history of the school. The games against the two toughest opponents, Merrillville and Hobart, were played on their fields, giving them the home court advantage. The Reserves’ opponents usually held the advantage in size. Their season record was a 3-3-1, but they managed to outscore their opponents’ total offensive score 57-50. The MVP’s Terry Bellot and Mark Holcomb and MIP Larry Hanlon helped their team tackle their difficult season. ANDREAN OPPONENT 0 Hammond Gavit 0 12 Highland 8 0 Hobart 6 8 Merrillville 18 13 St. Francis 12 0 Portage 6 24 Ridgewood 0 RECORD: 3-3-1 TOP: Jim DeMass finds little running room as he is stopped at the line of scrimmage. CENTER LEFT: The tough defensive line prepares to hold back the Pirates. CENTER RIGHT: CRUNCH! FRONT ROW: J. Townsend, C. Nuzzo, L. Hanlon, G. Kranik, C. Doolin, R Gholson, P. Podnar, P. Burns. SECOND ROW: G. Babicka, A. Attar. T. Bellot, P Battistini, M. Holcomb, F. Viana. G. Pawlak. THIRD ROW: T. Babilla, B. Birchler B. Svetanoff, D. Onofrey, J. DeMass, D. Staehle, B. Miklosy. BACK ROW: J Bernard, B. Greenwell, A. Tokarski, F. Cefali, D. Plesac, D. Zembillas, J. Pifferitti Mr. Naumowich 96 — Football Freshmen Take All The Freshmen, coached by Mr. Jones, revealed great promise for the upcoming seasons with their record of 10-0. Jim Lavorci, the leading scorer, ball carrier and return man, led his victorious team with eight touchdowns and 891 yards carried. The team showed unbelievable power with their total of 169 points scored over their opponents’ 8. With the MI P quarterback A1 Volk and leading tacklers Scott Bruce, Bill Mueller, and Rich Jimenez this team shows promise for other successful seasons. 7 RONT ROW: T. Dougherty, P. Kedziora, S. Bruce, R. Gough, K. Zimmer, J. Tarter. B. Mooney. SECOND ROW: J. Lavorci, G. Pineda, T. Ayers, M. Potenti, D. dirabella, R. McQuillin. K. Krupchak, S. Marovich, M. Gonzales, D. Hanlon. r HIRD ROW: A. Lara, R. Jimenez, J. Sanders, D. Frasca, T. Erdelac, H. Loechner, C Wojkovich, B. Parks, G. Farmer. FOURTH ROW: K. Kacmar, W. Mueller, S. dartin. R. Rudisel, T. Siminski, D. Falcone. K. Hac. A. Volk. BACK ROW: Mr. ones. M. Mustafa, T. Lorez, J. Poje, D. Lepp, T. Chester. NOT PICTURED: J. Jullock. ANDREAN OPPONENT 25 Gavit 0 13 Lew Wallace 0 Wirt Forfeit 17 St. Francis 0 13 Harrison 2 32 Highland 0 20 Calument 0 7 Pierce 0 21 M.C. Rogers 6 21 Roosevelt 0 RECORD: 10-0 TOP: Ron Wojkovich, 25, plows across the goal line to chalk up another six for the Frosh. CENTER LEFT: Coach Jones gives last minute advice to his freshman team. CENTER RIGHT: Quarterback Keith Zimmer organizes his offensive line. Football — 97 Fore-Most The almost daily practices paid off as the girl’s golf team, under the direction of Mrs. Landeck, ended the season with a respectable 6-5 record. Jen Wellman, the MVP and only senior member, medaled (shot the lowest score) three times. Lee Ann Bosak, who also played well throughout the season, captured the honor of MIP. ANDRIAN OPPONENT 216 Munster 200 216 Valparaiso 185 204 Knox 237 226 Portage 200 215 Marquette 257 227 Hobart 277 221 Lowell 192 232 Merrillville 247 227 M.C. Rogers 228 184 Chesterton 195 217 M. C. Elston 215 RECORD: 6-5 Golf Team: P. Yast, M. Phipps, K. Walsh, L. Bosak, N. Ribordy, B. Hrebec, J. Wellman, N. Phipps. TOP: Lee Ann Bosak’s smile shows satisfaction with her last shot. CENTER LEFT: Nancy Yast proves that it is not too difficult to chip the ball onto the green. CENTER: Mary Kay Phipps judges the break of the green before putting. CENTER RIGHT : Patty Yast demonstrates her one-handed putt shot. 98 — Girls ' Golf Girls Spike Back Under the new leadership of Mrs. Nicolini, the girls’ varsity volleyball team finished the season with a 5-9 record. Although this record does not seem outstanding, it was an improvement over last year. The girls, especially MVP Kathy Pole and MIP Lisa Richter, worked hard to strengthen and improve their team. The reserve team ended with a 6-8 season. MVP Dawn Wallace and MIP Vickie Gomez arejust two of the talented reserve team members who brighten the outlook for next season. TOP LEFT: Mrs. Nicolini gives last minute instructions and encouragement during a time out. TOP RIGHT: A strong return by Kathy Pole shows her effort and determination. CENTER LEFT: Mary Clark helps get the game off the ground with a lofty return. CENTER: Cheryl Myers exhibits the power and agility needed to return the ball. Varsity Volleyball: FRONT ROW: K. Huerta. C. Blake, C. Myers, G. Wellman, D. Pearce, P. Tournai. BACK ROW: R. Dominik. L. Richter, K. Pole, C. Pavlik. S. DeMass, P. Mucha. Mrs. Nicolini. Reserve Volleyball: FRONT ROW: J. Costanza, M. Mirich, K. Pawlak. M. Clark, N. Hayduk. V. Gomez. BACK ROW: S. Buckner, L. Szmutko, R. Hayduk, D. Wallace, P. Golding. Volleyball — 99 Sharp-Shooting Niners Under the direction of Mr. Rogovich, the varsity basketball team finished the season with a record of 13-9. The height and strength of the team helped them defeat Hammond Clark 68 to 5 1 in the first game of the sectionals. They suffered a heart-breaking loss to Hammond Morton 48 to 50 in the semi-final game. The highlight of the season occurred when the Niners defeated Gary Roosevelt for the first time ever. The team was led by Mike Holcomb, the leading scorer with 351 points, and Kevin Halloran, the leading rebounder who also scored 235 points. Dan Plesac and Mike Connell, originally on the reserve squad, also added depth to the team. TOP: Ray Wojkovich doesn’t realize he’s stealing the ball from his own teammate. CENTER: Chuck Hricik will stop at nothing to get the ball. ABOVE: Ray Wojkovich awaits an outlet pass from Joe Plesac. FRONT ROW: Mr. Rogovich, M. Holcomb, R. Wojkovich, P. Bukur, B. Reed, F. Ciesielski (mgr.). SECOND ROW: S. Macey, T. Peller, K. Halloran, C. Hricik, T. Sinai (mgr.). BACK ROW: S. Nicksic. J. Argenta, J. Plesac, D. Plesac, M. Pfeifer, H. Sylve (mgr.). 1 00 — Varsity Basketball ANDREAN OPPONENT 66 Gary Roosevelt 63 78 Griffith 55 53 Lew Wallace 51 73 River Forest 74 54 Merrillville 65 56 Wirt 43 69 Crown Point 78 69 Portage 61 67 Chesterton 51 75 Lake Station 60 70 Hammond Tech 55 60 Hobart 71 68 Hammond Clark 56 54 Calumet 62 74 Lake Central 56 67 Hammond Morton 61 1 71 S.B. Washington 87 62 Lowell 63 Holiday Tourney 70 Hammond Morton 53 56 Lake Central 69 Sectionals 68 Hammond Clark 51 50 Hammond Morton 48 RECORD: 13-9 TOP LEFT : Kevin Halloran and his opponent mirror each other’s action during a jump ball. TOP RIGHT: Mike Pfeifer dodges his opponent and goes in for a lay-up. CENTER: Resting players await their entrance into the game. BOTTOM LEFT: Starters “psyche-up” before the game. BOTTOM RIGHT: Tom Peller sweeps past his Wallace opponent. Varsity Basketball — 101 Record-Breaking Reserves The reserve basketball team completed a remarkable season with a record of 17-1, breaking the previous school record. With the coaching of Mr. Chelap, the players worked well together to produce excellent team performance. Offensively, the team averaged 50 points a game, while defensively they allowed an average of 37 points a game. The team was led by MVP Mike Connell, who shot 50% from the field and 74% from the free throw line. Two other outstanding players were MI P’S Kevin Page, an excellent playmaker and the leader in assists, and Dan Dakich, the leading rebounder with 106 rebounds. TOP: A time out gives Coach Chelap a chance to enforce the team’s strategy. CENTER: Kevin Page shows his strength and agility by dribbling past his opponents. CENTER RIGHT: Cam Cefali makes good use of his height as he shoots for two. ANDREAN OPPONENT 51 Roosevelt 36 45 Griffith 22 55 Lew Wallace 33 44 River Forest 40 45 Merrillville 38 61 Wirt 39 34 Crown Point 41 52 Portage 33 54 Chesterton 32 51 Lake Station 38 44 Hammond Tech 26 41 Hobart 33 63 Hammond Clark 37 55 Calumet 40 49 Lake Central 34 51 Hammond Morton 47 68 S.B. Washington 54 53 Lowell RECORD: 17-1 46 Reserve Basketball: FRONT ROW: L. Hanlon, K. Page, M. Connell, M. Walsh, C. Cefali, M. Paulsin. BACK ROW: S. Franz, D. Janssen, D. Dakich, A. Tokarski, Mr. Chelap. 1 02 — Reserve Basketball Towering Freshmen The Freshman A team, coached by Mr. Jones, was the only Freshman team to defeat both Highland and Lew Wallace. The team was very well balanced and coordinated because most of the boys played regularly. The team did not have to rely on any one person or specific players. This tall, talented team ended the year with a 10-5 record and placed third in the Portage Grissom Frosh Tournament. The Freshman B team shot a winning record, 7-4. A highlight for the B team was defeating Harrison in overtime, one of their toughest rivals. Greg Bosak and Mark Zajack led the team in scoring and rebounding, rebounding. B Team: FRONT ROW: J. Craven, B. Wood, D. Richter. B. Pillar, T. Erdelac, E. Banashak. BACK ROW: Mr. Jones, T. Steffens, G. Bosak, M. Zajack, A. Volk, B. Parks. A Team: FRONT ROW: D. Hanlon, R. Wojkovich, B. Mueller, G. Farmer, D. Frasca, J. Lavorci. BACK ROW: Mr. Jones, T. Siminski, S. Bruce, B. Gough, K. Zimmer, E. Brandt. ANDREAN OPPONENT A, B A, B 39, 39 Lew Wallace 38, 38 39, 25 Highland 35, 51 42, 46 Hobart 54, 30 49, 25 Morton 34, 20 57, 44 River Forest 27, 24 46. 40 Griffith 33, 32 42. 24 Pierce 45, 45 41, 46 Portage 26, 39 42, 50 Lowell 35, 35 30. 24 Bishop Noll 49, 42 50. 45 Harrison 53, 43 46 Wirt 34 49 Emerson 34 41 Portage Grissom 45 55 LaPorte Boston 35 TOP: Danny Hanlon may be short, but he makes up for it with his ability to jump. CENTER: Glenn Farmer and Danny Hanlon work together with hopes of blocking the opponents’ pass. CENTER RIGHT: Glenn Farmer takes advantage of an unguarded moment to take a shot at going for two. Freshman Basketball — 1 03 Girls Rebound to Victory The varsity team, coached by Miss Bombassaro, finished second in the Lake Station sectional for the 1977-78 season. Rosalie Dominik, who was an integral part of the team, was nominated by Channel 50 as Player of the Week. The MVP Rosalie Dominik and the MIP Claire Pavlik contributed to the season record of 1 1-6. The reserve team, also coached by Miss Bombassaro, squared off the season with a record of 6-6. The MVP Kathy Pawlak and the MIP Cindy Knoll proved to be invaluable to the team’s success. ANDREAN OPPONENT 32 Griffith 41 40 Chesterton 33 50 M.C. Elston 56 41 Calumet 39 37 Merrillville 32 54 Lowell 37 36 Lake Central 59 44 Horace Mann 17 50 Wirt 33 45 Hobart 26 81 River Forest 36 51 Edison 33 38 Chesterton 42 45 Lew Wallace 46 Sectionals 43 Calumet 39 56 Hobart 25 41 Merrillville 47 RECORD: 11-6 LEFT : Guard Jennifer Wellman drives down the court to set up a score. CENTER: The team is in desperate need of a break when a time-out gives them a rest. RIGHT : Sandy Tucker stretches for two. Varsity: FRONT ROW: Miss Bombassaro, K. Pawlak, L. Bajgrowicz, J. Wellman, K. Pole, D. Hazaga, M. Garrett (Mgr.). BACK ROW: L. Bryan, M. Fealy, C. Pavlik, S. Tucker, R. Dominik, D. Schutz, L. Richter. Reserve: FRONT ROW: W. Rogovich, T. Pavlik, D. Velligan, M. Metz, C. Knoll, A. Ross. BACK ROW: Miss Bombassaro, C. Nawrocki, R. Bryan, R. Kesel, C. Candiano, C. Magura, R. Prusiecki. 1 04 — Girls ' Basketball FRONT ROW: M. Garrett, L. Bajgrowicz, C. Pavlik. D. Wallace, C. Knoll, K. O ' Laughlin, M. Mirich. K. Huerta, G. Vaughan. K. Pawlak. SECOND ROW: Miss Bombassaro, J. Jiminez, T. Pavlik, P. Mucha. B. Thomas, C. Magura, S. Koch. K. Matta, C. Styrna, M. Marker. M. Clark. M. Mirich. BACK ROW: J. Pega. L. Waite. T. Rogovich. C. Gough. R. Bryan. R. Townsend, M. Blachly. L. Henderlong, D. Crawford, L. Richter, J. Vaughan, K. Pole. S. Sheffer, Miss Kutzer. Girls Run Away with Victories In spite of cold spring, the girls ' track team had a hot season. Eight girls qualified for regionals. with Kathy Pole taking first in the softball throw. Eight school records were broken this year: two by Kathy Pole. Most Valuable for Field Events, and three by Cindy Knoll, Most Valuable Runner. ANDREAN OPPONENT 54 Portage 50 68 River Forest 5 1 ' : Emerson 20 ' : 27 Roosevelt 78 53 Lake Station 26 Merrillville 55 52 Hobart 53 55 West Side 50 36 Horace Mann 82 Wirt 16 RECORD: 6-4 TOP: Cindy Knoll pushes across the finish line to victory. CENTER LEFT : Sandy Tucker’s face demonstrates her determination to make it over the bar. CENTER RIGHT: Kathy Pole, state qualifier, seems pleased with the measurement of her last throw. Girls’ Track — 105 Homerooms Battle for Crowns With the assistance of Mr. Wittliff and Fr. Baenziger, all the boys’ homerooms were involved in competitive intramural basketball. The champions were Freshman homeroom 216, Sophomore homeroom 209, Junior homeroom 213, and Senior homeroom 218. The two top scorers were John Barton and Terry Mellady for the Freshmen; Jim Bistrow and Bernie Jimenez for the Sophomores; Mike Mulroe and Jeff Stochel for the Juniors; and Tom Dakich and Tom Nash for the Seniors. TOP: Fr. Baenziger and Mr. Wittliff check to see that the stats coincide. ABOVE: Bill Kane foils Tom Johnston’s plot to score. CENTER: An exhausted Jim Bistrow fights to keep the pace alive. CENTER RIGHT: Terry Babilla is mobbed but untouched as he shoots from the corner. RIGHT: Freshmen and sophomores battle for ball control at the jump. 106 — Intramurals GAA Officers: K. Huerta. Secretary; A. Levenda, Treasurer; B. Gomez. Vice President; P. Tournai, President. Girls on the Gridiron Under the supervision of Mrs. Nicolini, the GAA members had the opportunity to compete in the tournament of powderpuff games. All four classes seemed to be out for blood and the title of “The Champs.” The championship game turned into a double-header between the Juniors and Seniors. The Seniors, who entered with one loss, battled against the undefeated Juniors for the title. Seniors managed a touchdown near the end of the first game and “psyched” the Juniors into losing the second and deciding game. The winners don’t get a trophy, but everyone has a good time. TOP LEFT : Kathy Pole surges right in an attempt to score. TOP RIGHT: Miki Kranik and her persistent senior blockers plow down the field to a senior victory. ABOVE: Initiation into GAA always produces a bizarre gathering. LEFT: Lee Bosak finds plenty of running room to pick up extra yardage for the juniors. GAA — 107 Matmen Wrestle Tough Season The varsity wrestling team had to face a difficult season this year. Under the direction of a new coach, Mr. Prochno, the team finished with a 3-7 record. Their chances for victory at dual meets were lessened by the forfeiting of two upper weight classes at every dual meet. Several team members lacked experience, but they made up for it by working hard. MVP Rick Henry, a 145 lb. contender, had a personal record of 23-2 and was undefeated through the regional tournament. Mark Ellison, a 98 lb. wrestler, captured the MIP title. The reserve team, composed almost entirely of first-year wrestlers, ended with a record of 2-9. Once again, dual meet scores were affected by forfeiting. There is excellent potential throughout the line-up which will provide for a good team in the near future. CENTER LEFT : Rick Henry gets a hold of the situation. CENTER RIGHT: Varsity: FRONT ROW. M. Ellison. R. Taylor, M. Ibnat, C. Storm. SECOND ROW: H. Loechner (mgr.). A. Salazar. A. Smith, J. Kapica. D. Collins. M. Magura. BACK ROW: R. Henry, P. Battistini, B. Miklosy, M. Giblin, M. Holcomb, Mr. Prochno. 108 — Wrestling ANDREAN OPPONENT 50 Lew Wallace 14 13 Valparaiso 52 22 Kankakee Valley 43 12 Lake Station 57 11 Merrillville 49 29 Griffith 31 45 River Forest 18 12 Munster 54 37 Gary Roosevelt 27 29 Chesterton 33 RECORD: 3-7 Hammond High Tourney — 5th Hobart High Tourney — 4th Sectional Tourney — 3rd Regional Tourney — 7th Semi-State Tourney — 10th TOP LEFT : Though they’re worn out after their matches, the whole team sticks around until the end of the meet. TOP RIGHT: Rick Henry plunges into action. CENTER LEFT: Darryl Collins dares his opponent to make the first move. LEFT: The wrestlers’ support of one another provides important motivation. ABOVE: Mike Giblin doesn’t let anyone pull his leg. Reserve: FRONT ROW: M. Colza. T. Bellot, T. Ayers, P. Velligan. BACK ROW: G. Pawlak. P. Babilla. J. DeMass, S. Martin, Mr. Prochno. Wrestling — 1 09 Track Record Belies Ability The 1978 varsity track team, under the leadership of Mr. Pete Billick, finished a tough season with a record of 5-9. The Most Valuable Trackmen were r juniors Joe Chester and Mark Prusiecki and senior Bill Kane. Junior Greg Pusateri captured the title of M1P. Of the nineteen trackmen who qualified for sectionals, four went on to the regional meet. The only state participant was Bill Kane, who finished fourth in the 880 yard run. TOP: Larry Gough anxiously awaits the results of his efforts in the discus throw. CENTER LEFT: Andrean trackmen Bill Kane, Paul Saims, and Jim DeMass strive to attain victory for the 59’ers. CENTER RIGHT: Mark Prusiecki makes good use of his strength and agility in an attempt to clear the high jump bar. Ml " v 1 Varsity: FRONT ROW: P. Svetanoff, S. Manley. J. Bekelya. B. Kane, C. Allegretti, J. Martin, J. Chester, P. Battistini, B. Greenwell, V. Rachford. K. Bruce. SECOND ROW: R. Wojkovich, D. Hanlon. K. Stryezek, P. Saims. G. Pusateri, M. Gore. B. Wood, T. Page, J. De Mass. BACK ROW: J. Walton. L. Gough, M. Prusiecki, L. Emerson, R. Doyle, Mr. Billick, B. Nandor, D. DeMars. P. Walker, F. Johnson, L. Barich, M. Mulroe. M. Nieto, D. Cefali. 110 — Track ANDREAN OPPONENT reshmen: FRONT ROW. E. Prentiss. R. Somani, E. Kostelnik, D Mayerskv F rneta. D. Hanlon. SECOND ROW: R. Wojkovich. D. Ivanyo. P. McGrath. J. ' arter D. Richter. H. Loechner. B. Parks. T. Erdelac. RACK ROW: Mr. Nicolini. R. ann lik. J. Barton, [ Rooney, J. Bullock. K. Zimmer. T. Kedziora, E Brandt G armer. 48 Lake Central 48 Vi Portage 51 Vi 38 Vi Bishop Noll 49 Hammond Tech 38 Vi Hammond Clark 25 40 Horace Mann 54 Munster 42 66 Lew Wallace 61 64 Portage 51 Bishop Noll 44 69 Wirt 58 53 Valparaiso 74 53 Calumet 74 62 Crown Point 65 RECORD: 5-9 Lake Central Relays: 5th Bishop Noll Relays: 8th Andrean Relays: 1st Chesterton Relays: 5th Rensselaer Relays: 3rd Valparaiso Relays: 7th Lowell Relays: 2nd Sectionals: 5th Retionals: 14th TOP LEFT: Fr. Ward offers encouragement to Kevin Stryczek as he strides all alone in the lead during the two mile run. TOP RIGHT: With fierce determination Dave De Mars begins his preparatory run for pole vault. CENTER LEFT: Bill Kane summons all his energy for a strong finish in good time for the 440 yard dash. CENTER: Dave De Mars propels himself up and over the bar. Batting 1000 The 1978 varsity baseball team directed by Mr. Bennett, turned in a season record of 13-10. The highlight of the season occurred in the first game of the sectional in which the team beat Merrillville. The Most Valuable Players were Ray Wojkovich and Phil Benson, and the title of Most Improved Player was awarded to Rich Parks. Wojkovich led the team in batting and fielding percentages, and he is also the first team member to receive a four-year letter in baseball. TOP: The few minutes between fielding and batting are enough to strike up a quick conversation. CENTER LEFT: Steve Macey starts his trot to the field after being left on deck. CENTER: Dan Dakich smashes another one to left field. CENTER RIGHT: Joe Plesac takes a long stretch on his wind-up to throw the most powerful pitch possible. Varsity: FRONT ROW: W. Schafer mgr.. T. Siminski. J. Bistrow. B. Mueller, B Beckham. M. Paulson, D. Massengill. SECOND ROW: R. Parks, P. Benson. R Wojkovich, B. Reed, D. Janssen. S. Macey. BACK ROW: D. Dakich. D. Plesac. C Hricik. J. Plesac 1 1 2 — Baseball ANDREAN OPPONENT 0 Merrillville 4 3 Merrillville 1 1 West Side 2 4 Roosevelt 3 0 Hammond Gavit 9 4 Hammond Gavit 5 0 River Forest 1 3 Griffith 1 12 Highland 1 15 Highland 2 3 Portage 9 8 Hammond High 2 3 Roosevelt 5 7 West Side 4 14 Emerson 3 6 Portage 3 1 1 Lake Station 3 6 Wirt 1 9 Bishop Noll 4 2 Chesterton 6 4 Chesterton 8 Sectionals 7 Merrillville 4 5 Lew Wallace 11 RECORD: 13-10 TOP LEFT: Ray Wojkovich makes a stand up landing on third base as Mr. Bennett signals him to stay. TOP RIGHT: Teammates offer their advice on the dilemma at the pitcher ' s mound. CENTER: Reserve players find time between innings to joke around with Mr. Keilman. Baseball — 11 3 Number Three in the State Varsity: FRONT: G. Matovina, D. Ornelas, T. Scully. BACK: P. Babilla. K. Walsh, J. Dandurand. Mr. Naumowich, new golf coach, proved to be the right man for the job as he led the boys through an outstanding season. They bowed only once in a long 18-match spring. Birdies and pars were the name of the game as they captured third place in sectionals and came in second at regionals. They were then sent on a fully paid stay in Indianapolis for state final competition in which they placed third. State Finals: 3rd TOP: Greg Matovina shoots out of the ever-present hazard of mud and water. 114 — Boy s Golf Reserve: FRONT: B. Szmutko. M. Thiros, J. Thiros, Mr. Naumowich. BACK: D. Janizek, T. Babilla, T. Pampalone. ANDREAN OPPONENT 166 Merrillville 170 164 Griffith 185 163 Rensselaer 188 163 Lake Central 165 167 Lew Wallace 192 166 Portage 190 158 Hanover Central 180 164 Calumet 196 167 Lowell 169 165 Lowell 178 165 Hammond Gavit 180 163 Highland 185 171 Merrillville 172 173 Crown Point 185 160 Hammond 190 158 Hammond Morton 167 316 Valparaiso 303 324 Lake Central 341 RECORD: 17-1 Rensselaer Invitational: 1st Uebele Golf Invitational: 2nd Lake Hills Invitational: 3rd Sectionals: 3rd Regionals: 2nd TOP LEFT: The late-coming spring leaves Pete Babilla undaunted as he braves the elements for a quick round TOP RIGHT: Kevin Walsh practices his swing to insure a good chip. CENTER LEFT: Jeff Dandurand finds that judging a green ' s break is none too easy a task. CENTER RIGHT: Mr. Naumowich doles out pre-match instructions to the frostbitten early spring golfers. FAR LEFT: Bob Szmutko takes a full backswing to get his best crack at tee shot. LEFT: Dave Janizek puts the time before the match to good use by perfecting his putts. Boy s Golf — 115 116 — Underclassmen Michael Aloia Daniel Alvarez Joseph Alvarez Melanie Amico Patricia Anderson Mario Angotti Fred Arrieta Timothy Ayers Edward Banashak Frank Barancyk Vanessa Barnett John Barton David Baruch Patrick Basco Jennifer Baughman Paul Behnke Thomas Benus Jianie Bernard Thomas Bianco Maureen Blake Oscar Blando 118 — Freshmen LEFT: Carole Radigan enters the first of many contests with an uncooperative locker. BOTTOM: Freshman Class Officers: SEATED: Lisa Lopez, Vice President. KNEELING: Tom Chester, Treasurer. STANDING: Nancy Phipps, Secretary; A1 Volk, President. Sandra Bodnar James Bortolini Gregory Bosak Kathleen Brady Edward Brandt Catherine Brasich David Brezik Clarissa Brown Karen Brown Latoyle Brown Scott Bruce Suzanne Buckner Jane Bucko Betty Buergler James Bullock Elizabeth Burke Geoffrey Buoscio Debora Campbell Carol Candiano Catherine Carija John Carter Thomas Chester James Chowning Daphne Chube Frank Ciesielski Freshmen — 1 1 9 Mary Clark Cynthia Cogelja Mark Colza Therese Cooke Robert Costello Michele Courtney Joseph Craven Noemi Cruz Jane Curley Janice Cusumano Terry Defenser Jeffery DeMars Evangeline Demopoulos Deborah Dillman Lori Dobis Robert Dobis Robin Doherty Paulette Dolatowski Veronica Donlin Terrence Dougherty Fellica Drake Theodore Drakos James Dravet Craig Dreyovich TOP: Kathy Pawlak and Kelly McEwen help each other in carrying the food collected in the Thanksgiving food drive. RIGHT : The Big-Little Sister party gives the Junior and Freshman girls a chance to get acquainted. 1 20 — Freshmen LEFT: Kelly O’Laughlin, representative for Room 107, reports on recent Student Council activities to her homeroom. CENTER LEFT: Getting to know each other and making new friends are the main activities at the Freshman picnic. Jeannette Driscoll Thomas Erdelac Jeffery Ewen David Falcone Glenn Farmer Steve Fattore Mary Fealy Lisa Felix Ellen Ferguson Andrew Fitzgerald Ellen Flassig Walter Fles Yolanda Flores Maureen Foy Stephanie Franz Daniel Frasca Marybeth Funkhouser Mary Kay Galler Mary Garrett Robert Gholson Thomas Glinski James Glowacki Vicky Gomez Diane Gonzales Michele Gonzales Freshmen — 121 Annette Gonzalez Martin Gonzalez Paula Gonzalez Raymond Gough Diane Grabek Todd Greenwell Arthur Greenwood Lisa Gregoline Denise Gross Deborah Guerrero Keith Hac TOP: Sister Paul supervises the jersey distribution to eager Freshmen like Mike Mikulich. RIGHT: Candidates line up to take their turns after Dave Brezik delivers his winning speech. Kimberly Hallett Richard Hamrlik Daniel Hanlon Robert Hanna Julie Hargarten Frances Haviza Nancy Hayduk Lynn Henderlong Theresa Henry Sheila Heylin Shonda Hightower Robert Hostetler Traci Hoover Cecilia Horkavi 1 22 — Freshmen TOP: Marie Sattler gets some help from Melanie Amico in pinning on her Valentine carnation. CENTER LEFT : Happiness is being a Freshman. Diane Horvat Allan Huettner Yvette Irving Christine Ivanyo David Ivanyo David Janizek 1 • .If » ' ‘ Marcela Jimenez Richard Jimenez Randall Johnson Barry Jones Kristine Kallimani Bill Kapranos Steven Karagin Barb Karwacinski Mary Kasarda Martha Kassoris Peter Kedziora Jane Keough Rosemarie Kesel Kevin King Sandra Koch Thomas Kopko Freshmen — 1 23 RIGHT: That first trip to the bookstore discourages many a Freshman (and leaves his parents short of cash). BELOW : Joni Orton and Janice Cusumano catch up on the latest news in homeroom every day. CENTER RIGHT : Before going to class and a test, Maureen Blake and Daphne Chube take a last minute peek at Vanessa Barnett’s book. Emery Kostelnik Kara Krasnansky Kipton Krupchak Therese Lafata William Lanfear Anthony Lara James Lavorci Joan Lazar David Lepp Horst Loechner Mary Longa Lisa Lopez Rosemary Lopez Anthony Lorenz Dianne Lorenzo Diane LoVerde Linda Luna Sandra Luzzi Barbara Lynn Christine Magura Stephen Marovich Janice Mancilla Carter Martin Steven Martin Maria Martinez 1 24 — Freshmen Susan Massey Janice Mathews Kathleen Matta Douglas Mayersky Lisa McCabe Laura McClellan Kelly McEwan Dawn McLeod Paul McGrath Ronald McQuillin Terrence Mellady Mary Merkouri Michelle Metz Kathleen Michalec CENTER LEFT: Lunchtime is always a good time to socialize. ABOVE: Santa awards Sheila Heylin the Most Mischievous Freshman award. BOTTOM: Ron McQuillin tries to convince the Freshmen that he is qualified for the job of class officer. Michael Mikulich Michael Mioduski Daniel Mirabella Melissa Mirich Christina Modrak Carol Molik Joseph Montoro William Mooney William Mueller Freshmen — 1 25 TOP: The first Freshman retreat experience brings Freshmen together in song. BOTTOM: Marcela Jimenez picks up the official jersey that marks her as a member of the fantastic Freshman class of ’81. Mark Muradas Michael Mustafa John Nault Cindy Nawrocki Kimberly O’Brien Kellie O’Laughlin Oscar Olivarez Jean Oprish Joan Orton William Owens William Parks Philip Paulson Theresa Pavlik Kathleen Pawlak Catherine Penn James Peters Gregory Petrites Nancy Phipps Brian Pillar Gerald Pineda James Platis John Poje Teresa Polak 1 26 — Freshmen Ifc 1 V ' f Frank Polaski In Memory of Matthew Potenti 1963-1978 Eric Prentiss Rebecca Prusiecki Sheila Quinn Susan Rachford Carole Radigan Richard Raffaelli Ginette Rebeck Elizabeth Regan Douglas Rettig Richard Rettig Nancy Ribordy David Richter Lucy Rodriguez Wendy Rogovich Juan Roman Thomas Rooney Michael Rose Angela Ross Richard Rudisel Randall Russell Terri Rothenburg Violet Salinas TOP: “The Fonz, Potsie, and Richie” show up at the Freshman picnic. LEFT : Besides the presents, Nancy Ribordy has to contend with piles of crepe paper at the end of her birthday. I Freshmen — 1 27 Joseph Sanders Joel Santaquilani Marie Sattler Kelly Schacki Donna Schafer William Schafer Christopher Schneider Monica Schulte George Sheffer Jeanne Shepitka Zurriel Sibley Elisa Sikorski Tom Siminski Thomas Snemis CENTER LEFT: Brian Pillar takes a few minutes to catch his breath between frisbee games at the Freshman picnic. CENTER RIGHT: Numb is the word for the Freshmen when they get to the end of the book line. Daniel Sohaney Barbara Solivais Rahul Somani Lisa Someson Donna Sopko Raymond Staresina Thomas Steffens Charles Storm Laura Szmutko Brigid Thomas Gregory Thomas Thomas Todd Timothy Tomasic Denise Toro 1 28 — Freshmen CENTER: Clare Underwood makes sure she’s putting on that carnation just right for her special man on Daddy Date Night. TOP: Alright! Who’s having fun at the Rec Nile? Renee Townsend Stacy Troxel Clare Underwood Jeffery Urbaniak Sandra Valenzuela Paul Velligan Marc Verde Albert Volk Susan Waddell Lori Wallo Kathy Walsh Jackie Walsko Wendy Warminski Kathleen Watkins Kathleen Welsh Gregory Wheeler David Wilson Ronald Wojkovich Brian Wood Nancy Yast Michael Yates Laura Young Mark Zajack Keith Zimmer Julie Zook Freshmen — 1 29 Paula Amberson Vincent Amore Guillermo Arceo Kathleen Arellano Andrew Attar Dawn Auksel Marianne Aydelotte Gregory Babicka Terrence Babilla Robert Bahun Edward Bajgrowicz Chris Balt Steve Barancyk Victor Barlas Judith Barton Regina Bartrom Renee Basco Nancy Basista Patrick Battistini Lisa Beishline Terrence Bellot 1 30 — Sophomores Lorraine Bennett Jean-Arly Bernard Lori Bilhman Deborah Billick Robert Birchler James Bistrow Helen Bizadellis Mary Blachly Alicia Blando Nancy Blaszczak John Brady Sherri Braman Steven Brost James Brown LEFT: Another infamous composition assignment stumps Sue Simko. ABOVE: Sophomore Class Officers: Dan Dakich, Treasurer: Kevin Page, President: Mary Blachley, Vice President: Ruth Bryan, Secretary. Ruth Bryan Adam Burczyk David Burke Patrick Burns Herbert Caldwell Hugh Carr Sally Cattan Frank Cefali Joseph Chesnul Tina Chouinard Renee Chube Alice Churley Kim Cisarik Yolanda Clark Darryl Collins Theresa Conlon Sophomores — 1 31 Aiane Cooke Karen Coopwood Kathy Custer Kevin Custer Diane Czernoch Daniel Dakich Jill Dandurand Robert Daniel Leon Darmon Darryl Davidson Harryl Davidson RIGHT ABOVE: Laura Nawrocki pays close attention to the cheerleaders’ newest routine. RIGHT BELOW: “Daddy, would you please put the baby pictures away!” James DeMass Cindy Deruntz Nancy DeVany Irene Diwyk Charmaine Dixon Ronald Donoval Christopher Doolin Mark Drapac Becky Dristas Anne Duckett Roxanne Dudash Cindy Duffy Frank Dzik Carol Ehrsam Janet Eliopoulos Mark Ellison Robert Elmer Susan Ervin 1 32 — Sophomores Rose Fles Sharon Flucus Nancy Fontanez Ruben Fontanez Cursie Gadson Frances Gallo Richard Gholson Jennifer Giorgi Eugene Glowacki Pauline Golding Mary Gomolka Nancy Gonzalez David Gough Susan Graham Bradley Greenwell Gina Gregoline Thomas Grubl Mary Gundy Barbara Hac Kathy Halfman Michael Haller CENTER: Elizabeth Morgavan gets a “big charge” out of using the Vander Graff Machine. ABOVE: Cindy Duffy (finds points to ponder during the retreat discussion. LEFT: Mary Jo Kozyra sorts out bags, cans, and boxes of food from her homeroom for the Thanksgiving food drive. Sophomores — 1 33 TOP: In a values exercise at the retreat, Bernie Jimenez can’t decide between his teddy bear and his “Kansas” album. CENTER: “Don’t worry, would I stick the pin through you?” BOTTOM: Kim Marsch takes a little rest from her English class. Lawrence Hanlon Bridget Haviza Roberta Hayduk Robert Hazaga Pamela Helding Ivette Hernandez Rosie Hernandez Michael Hite Mark Holcomb Elizabeth Hrebec Tonya Hudson Patricia Huerta Terrence Huffman Michael Ihnat Michele Ikovic Felice Jackson 1 34 — Sophomores Lawrence Jagiela Justin Jagiella Scott Jamieson David Janssen Bernard Jiminez Jacqueline Jimenez Frank Johnson Kimberly Johnson Gina Jones Toni Jones Brendan Judge Paul Kainrath June Kasiak Camille Kendricks ABOVE: “Doobie,” “Fish.” and " Worm” share the spotlight in Sophomore silliness as unofficial cheerleaders of the girls’ basketball games. LEFT : Ruth Bryan and Sue Simko introduce a prospective Freshmen to the English department during Open House. George Kepchar Karol Kepchar Debra Key Beth Kinzie James Klamo Cynthia Knoll George Kolettis Edward Komisarcik Karen Kowalczyk Mary Kozyra George Kranik Michael Kristoff Barbara Kruszynski Sophomores — 1 35 RIGHT: Karen and Katie Yocum indulge their twin sweet tooth and help the cheerleaders buy new uniforms at the same time. BOTTOM: “What do you mean Shakespeare never had any women acting in his plays?” Diane Kunas Gerald Lanfear Cheryl Lavendusky Debbie Lewandowski Mary Libauskas Nora Lloyd David Lopez Catherine Loskill Darlyne Loverde Joseph Lynch Rosemary Lynch Valerie Madvek Melissa Malczewski Karen Mallonee Mary Marker Kevin Marrie Kim Marsch David Massa Karen Massengill Jeffery Mathews Sandy Mattei Darlene McDonald Ava McNair James McNamara 1 36 — Sophomores Lori Mekola Dan Michalec Brian Miklosy Michaeline Mikuta Michelle Mikuta Lisa Mirabella Marlene Mirich Michelle Mirich James Montanio Frank Moran Jorge Moreno Angela Morgan Elizabeth Morgavan Daniel Morton LEFT: Gerry Wojkovich “squeaks” through her oral test in French. ABOVE: Snow swirls and tinsel add the right touch to the Turnabout picture for Pauline Golding and Tim Sierra. Ellen Morton Jacqueline Moss Kevin Mott Richard Mroz Pamela Mucha Paul Muskin Laura Nawrocki Karen Nelson Charles Nuzzo Kathleen Obsitnik Daniel Onofrey Thomas Ostrowski Kevin Page Joy Pampalone Sophomores — 1 37 Thomas Pampalone Sheryl Parker Mike Paulsin Lorie Paulson Claire Pavlik Eugene Pawlak Jeffery Perkins Alan Peterson James Pifferitti Raisa Pimienta Nadia Piquant TOP RIGHT : After distributing copies of his report to the class, Chris Doolin explains his research topic for New Testament. ABOVE: Waiting in the lunch line is the best time and place for catching up on news. RIGHT: Lisa Ramirez mans a cookie-maker gone beserk. Jesus Plasencia Daniel Plesac Peter Podnar Steven Poncsak Robert Predaina Margaret Pusateri Lisa Ramirez Mary Razumich Evette Reaves Daniel Rettig Janice Rettig Laurie Rice Kathleen Ridgely Diane Robledo 1 38 — Sophomores ■ Michelle Rodgers Jeffrey Rothenberg Paul Rudisel Tamara Ruskiewicz Mark Sandoval Paul Scheuer Richard Schlotman Bridget Schneider Theresa Seibal Laura Settle Mark Sewell Sandra Sidor Timothy Sierra Caroline Simatovich Margaret Simko Susan Simko Sheryl Skirpan Sophie Skirpan Amy Smith Sharon Smith Shawn Smith John Sopko David Sotak Tracy Sowinski Daniel Staehle Kellene Starczewski Wayne Stolarz Bridget Sullivan TOP: Cindy Willis makes the first cut in the progression from pattern to finished product. LEFT: Mrs. Thomas gives Bridget Haviza some tips on perfecting her composition. Sophomores — 1 39 Peter Sventanoff Robert Szmutko Ron Taylor Mark Thiros Sarah Thomas Allan Tokarski Lisa Tomasic David Torres John Townsend ABOVE: Pat Battistini puts all his artistic talents into pouring the glue for his cardboard sculpture. UPPER RIGHT : Mixing business with pleasure at lunch seems to be the typical Sophomore scene for Camille Kendricks, Tonya Hudson, and Charmaine Dixon. BOTTOM RIGHT: Sophomores try to measure the enthusiasm of the other classes before registering their screams at the pep rally. Andrew Tuszynski Jeffery Uhrin Kelly Underwood Frederick Vaiana Kathleen Vargas Dana Velligan Stephen Vernia Kevin Vician Bonita Vickerstaff 1 40 — Sophomores TOP LEFT: Sophomore cheerleaders share a joke with Jill Dandurand before the Homecoming parade. ABOVE: The only advantage to crutch-traveling for Rich Gholson is leaving classes early to avoid the crunch. CENTER: “There, their, they’re,” Mrs. Gilbertson sympathizes with the Sophomores struggling through grammar. t o O 1 0 V y, t V ' Jj ' I 1: 7 1 K i Duane Wagner Pierre Walker Dawn Wallace Michael Walsh Shannon Walters Gretchen Wellman Ercell Wells Anne Welsh Krystine Wilczynski Cynthia Willis Michael Wilson Geralynn Wojkovich Sally Wolf Donna Wukich Karen Yocum Katherine Yocum Michael Yurko Demetrius Zembillas Sophomores — 141 Carl Allegretti Robert Allen Marianne Anich John Argenta Sandra Azcona Peter Babilla Michele Banashak Lindsay Barich Donna Barkowski Valerie Barnett Laura Bartrom Scott Baruch Patricia Battistini Barbara Beckman 1 42 — Juniors Sharise Belle Lisa Bernat Angela Bianco Carolyn Biernacik Lawrence Bihlman Susan Birchler Janice Bittner Colleen Blake Manuel Blando Gerald Boisvert Andra Boliker Edward Bartolini Lee Ann Bosak Michael Botsko Thomas Bottos Christelle Brock Charles Brost Dwayne Brown Kimberly Brown Kevin Bruce Jill Bucko Joseph Buczek Laura Burgess Denise Burke James Burke Carol Cardetti John Carija ABOVE: Candy sales, chatting, and a little homework are all a part of homeroom. LEFT: SEA TED: Colleen Blake, President; Kevin Cessna, Vice President. STANDING: Patty Yast, Secretary; Fr. Baenziger; Chuck Krcmaric, Treasurer; Sr. Gilmary. Juniors — 1 43 Kevin Cessna Jennifer Chalko Diane Charbonneau Joseph Chester Gregory Christmas Ann Churilla Ann Cogis Deborah Colza Kathleen Comerford Charles Conlon Michael Connell Don Coppinger Esther Cortez Didier Cortina Jennifer Costanza Debbie Crawford Iris Crowder Joanne Cusumano Jeff Dandurand Timothy Davis David DeGan David DeMars Thomas DeMass Kimberly Dixon Thomas Doffin Donna Domanski Rosalie Dominik Nicholas Dorochoff RIGHT : Lunch is Michael Mott’s favorite period. BELOW: Kevin Cessna “hunts and pecks” after school with the typewriter as his only friend. Teresa Casey Dominic Cefali 1 44 — Juniors Sandra Dorulla Thomas Drakos John Dravet Dawn Dungy Lori Edwards Pamela Edwards Jeffery Ehrsam Bryan Eichhorn LeRoy Emerson LEFT: Big brothers get into the act of the Big-Little Sister Party for the first time. BELOW: Kim Wilczynski discusses the location of that missing book with her locker mate. Michele Espinoza Wayne Euvino Alicia Fadell William Fairbairn Kathleen Fealy John Felix Cynthia Fife Rulinda Flowers Kathleen Foy Virginia Fraiz Scott Frankowski Joanne Franz Steven Franz Susan Frasca Nancy Frederick Lisa Gallagher Michael Galovic William Garcia Kim George Gwendolyn Gerchak Juniors — 145 Theresa Giannini Michael Giblin Regine Gilles Lisa Golbesky Rebecca Gomez James Good Carol Gough Kim Gregoline Kazimiers Greszczuk Christopher Griffin Melissa Gross Michael Halfman Kathleen Hanlon Marilyn Hanzal Paul Hargarten Diane Hazaga Maureen Hecimovich Mary Ann Holt Bridget Horton Margie Hostetler John Hrebec Kan Huang Karen Huerta Elizabeth Huettner Elaine Ignarski Joan Ikovic Lydia Ivanac Katherine Ivanyo Jeff Janizek Katherine Jaworski Stephen Jenkins David Jennings Julie Jocus Diana Jones Emilio Justo 146 — Juniors ELOW: In a reverse of the Cinderella role. Karen Sicula trns into a pumpkin for the YARC Halloween party. OTTOM: Donna Schutzand Kathryn Lisek board an tcursion bus to support their fighting 59’ers. Dorothy Kacmar Linda Kedziora Frank Keel Daniel Keller Jean Keough Michael Kepchar Richard Klimek Mark Koch Georgia Kolettis Sheryl Kontor Cynthia Kovacevic Alan Kozub Kristin Kray Charles Krcmaric Timothy Krebes Elizabeth Kyprianou Edward Lazar Sharon Lazorik Roma Lee Margaret Lepp Madeline Lesch Anita Levenda Juniors — 147 Kathryn Lisek Sharon Lissey Regina Loechner Judy Loh Charles LoVerde Mark Lovich Michelle Lowe Colleen Lynch Yves Mack Patricia Mader Mark Magura Michael Malczewski Susan Manley Christine Maroules James Martin Emily Martinez Leslie Martino Carol Marulic Daniel Massengill Lori McCabe Joseph McGuan Daniel McKeown Norman Medows Suzanne Mihalic Raenita Miller Therese Modrak Michael Mooney ABOVE: Wayne Euvino adds to the festivities at the Big-Little Sister Party which was held at Christmas time instead of at the beginning of the school year. 1 48 — Juniors Michael Mott Michael Mulloy Michael Mulroe Paul Murfey Michael Murphy Cheryl Myers Nancy Naddy Robert Nandor Kristine Nelson Dorothy Nestorovich Daniel Nicksic Michael Nieto Robert Novorita Tim Nowak Mary Omelia Nicholas Pappas Robert Parks Amy Parry Thomas Peller Carol Pena John Penn Noel Perry ABOVE: Kathy Fealy and John Volan prepare for the Spring-musical auditions. LEFT: Sharing the glare of the stadium lights is Colleen Blake, the football team statistician. Juniors — 1 49 Kathleen Peters Carol Petrites Jeannine Petrovich Mary Phipps Toni Pious Kathy Pishkur Joseph Plesac ABOVE: Maureen Hecimovich is in Sr. Christopher’s office so often that she has her own seat. RIGHT: Sandy Tucker and Jenny Chalko demonstrate physics principles to prospective Andrean students during Open House Night. Karen Pole Kathy Pole Mario Ponce Pamela Porter Mark Prusiecki Diane Prusinski Ray Przybysz Gregory Pusateri Victor Rachford John Rainford Kevin Rearick Michael Rearick Robert Reed Cynthia Rettig Kenneth Rich Lisa Richter 1 50 — Juniors Karen Sicula Barbra Siek FAR LEFT: Mrs. Mesterharm helps Noel Perry with that tough Algebra problem. LEFT: Debbie Crawford is the picture of perfect concentration as she studies her Espafiol. Sherri Robinette Deborah Rogers Deborah Rose Kathleen Ruzbasan Alfonso Salazar Thomas Sanders Frank Santaquilani Julianne Sattler Gwen Schmidt Elizabeth Schneider Donna Schutz Thomas Scully Mark Senak Patrick Settle Paula Sgambelluri Rebecca Sheeran Susan Sheffer Angela Shives Theodore Sinai Andrew Smith Suzanne Smith Deborah Sneiderwine Julie Sohaney Christopher Sonaty Margaret Spellman Juniors — 151 Charmin Stallworth John Steiniger Dennis Stevenson Ellen Stinar Jeffrey Stochel Winnie Stone Rebecca Storm Elizabeth Stryczek Chris Styrna Paul Sylve Eumar Tagupa James Thiros Amy Thomas John Thomas Gloria Thompson Keith Thompson Richard Thompson Anthony Tolman Ellen Tucker Sandra Tucker Marie Vahary TOP: Kan Huang tries to “orient” himself in Kevin Cessna’s Spanish class during the Big-Little Sister party as “Sister” Maureen Hecimovich looks on. BOTTOM: Joe Buczek demonstrates his fancy footwork during warm-up exercises on a rainy day. 1 52 — Juniors Linda Valentine Jenell Vaughan Gregory Velligan Paula Verdeyen Anna Visclosky John Volan Richard Vucich Jerry Walton Elizabeth Wellman Kathleen Wesbecher Kimberly Wilczynski Deborah Willis Diane Wolfe Brad Wood Pat Yast Pat Zablocki Mary Beth Zajdel Karen Zimmerman Teresa Zych LEFT: Michele Banashak comes prepared for a cold weather football excursion. TOP LEFT: Understanding Algebra is more important than eating lunch for Dave DeGan and Bryan Eichhorn. TOP RIGHT: Juniors add their two cents to Prom plans. Juniors — 1 53 1 54 — Seniors 5£flJ0R5 Seniors Senior year has come to an end. We’ve made it through twelve years of formal education. It seemed like an eternity. We’ve done a lot of growing in these years — we look back on many things: good times, friends, fun, laughter — hassles, gray days, boring lectures. All are memories now — we’ve come to a beginning. We embark upon college, married life, the working world. Graduation day brings the sadness of leaving our friends and a large part of our life behind. It also brings a sense of accomplishment, the joy of new friends, the challenge of the future. Andrean has prepared us well to meet the challenges — we leave high school with an excellent academic background — the knowledge of how to survive socially — and, most importantly, a religious foundation upon which to build a future life. Aurora Aguirre Zelka Aleksich Theresa Anton Anna Arceo Laura Amberson Marisa Amore Linda Bajgrowicz James Barlas 1 56 — Seniors George Bartfai Brian Beckham John Bekelya Scott Bell Carmen Belmonte George Benac TOP: Diana Ponce adds the final touch to her caravan car. BOTTOM: Senior Class Officers: Ed Semplinski. Vice President; Diane Komisarcik. President; Mary Lopez. Secretary; Tom Page. Treasurer. Lisa Benko Philip Benson Linda Berlakovich Michael Blensdorf Seniors — 1 57 Rich Parks and Mary Lopez keep the candy moving to raise money for the prom. Cary Bosak Laura Brandt Ronald Brezik Jane Brockschmidt Rozanne Bruce Loretta Bryan Anne Buchanan Paul Bukur Thomas Burgess James Burke 1 58 — Seniors A iMkiaO Michael Burrell Monica Butkowski Julie Chube Raymond Ciesielski Teresa Carlino Pamela Christ Danette Cisowski Felecia Clark Kim Cobb Loren Codespodi Carol Cogelja Kimberly Crawford m Vidmich looks as if he doesn’t belong to the 35% fewer i vities group. Eileen Crisostomo Allison Crouch Seniors — 1 59 Thomas Dakich Lisa Dandurand Thomas Daniel Michelle Darmon Lori Deruntz John Dienes Ann Donahue Mark Douglas Elizabeth Dillon Joseph Dolniak Robert Doyle Leone Dudash 1 60 — Seniors t Anne Ferguson Sheryl Frankowski Thaddeus Frankowski Joseph Frasca LEFT: Senior Class Moderators: Sister Mary Anne and Mr. Listro. ABOVE: Griselda Vaughn shows playing the accountant role can be fun. Mary-Lynn Gawor Laura Genduso Louis Genduso f U Theresa Glowacki Seniors — 161 Scott Gonzales Marie Gonzalez Michael Gore Lawrence Gough Vencel Hac Irene Hadey Kevin Halloran Carin Hamady Janet Hamady David Haviza Nora Tretter makes her way through more debits and credits in her stereotronics book. Richard Henry Annette Hill A representative from Albion College tells seniors of both the challenges and pleasures to be found at college. Vicki Hill Roger Hutchins Charles Jackson Robert Jackson Richard Jankowicz Richard Jeffreys Thomas Johnston Seniors — 1 63 ABOVE: After fluffing many flowers, Trina Rogovich discovers “Puffs are the softest.” RIGHT: Laura Genduso displays her big heart while donating time to the Valentine’s Day mailbox. William Kane John Kapica Kathleen Kenney Andrew Key 1 64 — Seniors Randomly selected senior girls fill out questionnaires stating their views on Catholic Colleges. Alice Klippel Nancy Knies Diane Komisarcik Christine Korhel Thomas Kovacevic Michaelene Kranik Alan Kuchta Andrea Kunas Kelle Kutsugeras Roberta Ladra Seniors — 165 Jeffrey Lanfear Theodore Lelek BELOW: Keeping a straight face while doing the “mirror” pantomime is no problem for Linda Jones and Danette Cisowski. RIGHT: Mr. Dowalgo and Marie Gonzalez dance Mexican-style for Open House visitors. Joseph Llano David Loby Mary Lopez Kathleen Lovich Pamela Lowe Bradley Lyman 1 66 — Seniors Stephen Macey Alan Madvek Steve Manley Marian Marando Seniors — 1 67 Laurie Nemergut Marcia Nettles 1 68 — Seniors Steven Nicksic Elizabeth Onofrey Rodney Milligan Suzanne Moss It seems that basketball star Angie Hooks will be out for the season. Sarah Myers Thomas Nash Linda Michalec Frank Mitchell William Mott Daniel Ornelas Joyce Owens Thomas Page Mark Pampalone TOP: The three shining stars of Bajgrowicz, Bryan, and Wellman increased the popularity and status of Girls ' Basketball this year. BOTTOM : Waiting for the music to begin at Homecoming seemed like eternity for Kellene Starczewski, Gina Shropshire. Mary Schafer, and Ann Pleva. Richard Parks Joseph Pavlik Donna Pearce Susan Pearce Marilyn Pega Michael Pfeifer Seniors — 1 69 Carmen Plasencia Athena Platis ABOVE: Tom Page looks on from the sidelines as he awaits his call to action on the field. Ann Pleva Diana Ponce James Poncsak Harry Preste Geanell Pry Laura Ramirez Peter Reardon John Redar 1 70 — Seniors Brian Ridgely Denise Robledo Sharon Rodriquez Trina Rogovich James Rohaley Mary Rosales Betty Ross Tara Ross Michael Shendrick Gina Shropshire Timothy Sicula Diane Simko Lori Simko Michael Sipiora Pamela Smith Carl Sohaney Julie Stathakis Paula Stevens 1 72 — Seniors P: Diane Komisarcik shows her “senior-ity” at the Prom eting. CENTER: Robin Ladra learns the “nitty-gritty” s that make an office run smoothly. BOTTOM: Stacy Mass is caught in a “Sticky” situation. Kevin Stryczek Christopher Suelzer Mary Thomas Robert Tomala Patricia Tournai Joseph Tuszynski Seniors — 1 73 N ora Tretter Diane Tukaj Roberto Valenzuela Griselda Vaughan Diane Volk John Vucicevic TOP: Joni Kalamir and Liz Meier close up the business shop as another Open House comes to an end. ABOVE: Marie Gonzalez and Aurora Aguirre enjoy dinner and a date at Daddy Date Nite. 1 74 — Seniors Carole Wilson Marcia Wojkovich Raymond Wojkovich Susan Wolf OP: Deciding on a common theme for prom can be icruciating work. ABOVE: NHS Vice President Pam Fadul leaks about leadership at the NHS induction ceremony. Fred Work Jane Yaros Donna York David Zakutansky James Zakutansky NOT PICTURED: Charles Dunomes Charles Hricik Linda Mendez Joel Parker Julie Swayk Lisa Warminski Seniors — 1 75 TOP LEFT: Even the Master of Ceremonies, Ray Wojkovich. has to laugh at the Class Prophecy’s bizarre predictions of the future. TOP RIGHT: Allison Crouch accepts her recognition for “Best Eyes " with a twinkle and a tear. CENTER LEFT: Diane Komisarcik helps Scott Gonzalez search for the perfect fit in graduation attire. CENTER RIGHT: The Senior Banquet provides a final opportunity to enjoy food and fellowship as the Class of 1978. LEFT: The 233-strong Senior Class smiles for the birdie in a 10-minute sunshine break on an otherwise overcast day. Seniors — 1 77 RIGHT: The impressive stature of the Cathedral provides an appropriate setting for the Baccalaureate Mass. BELOW: Not being accustomed to wearing a mortar board, Robin Ladra needs assistance from Terri Lennertz. BOTTOM LEFT: Quiet moments at Mass bring a flood of thoughts: past memories, present joy, and future dreams. BOTTOM CENTER: Bishop Grutka, in his homily, calls upon the Class of ' 78 to “show” their Christianity in whatever path they choose to follow because it is not enough to merely know about Christ. BOTTOM RIGHT: Pamela Fadul, the 1978 Valedictorian, reminded her classmates of the 3 moral qualities of man: wisdom, compassion, and courage. 1 78 — Seniors TOP LEFT: Linda Mendez learns that Linda Michalec’s hairdo doesn’t submit to the proper positioning of a mortar board. TOP RIGHT: Last minute adjustments must be made before parading in front of parents’ and friends’ Instamatics and movie cameras. CENTER LEFT: Graduates take the final walk to their debut. CENTER RIGHT: Gina Shropshire displays the joy of accomplishment and the pain of saying good-bye to close friends. LEFT: Diplomas-in-hand, scholars William Mott and Steven Nicksic “commence” their lives beyond the halls of Andrean High School. Seniors — 1 79 A Friend William and Rose Barancyk Rudy Bartolomei Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Buergler The O’Neal Chube Family Personal Patrons Mr. and Mrs. Eugene F. Giorgio, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Hadey Edwin K. Hudson ASU Mr. Edwin K. Hudson, Sr. Mrs. Edwin K. Hudson Nick Roknich, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Scully Sophomore Boys’ Homeroom 209 Nick Soulis and Tony Ottomanelli N. Atterson Spann Rev. Myra Dagon Mr. and Mrs. James L. Dandurand Rev. and Mrs. J. A. Dickerson Roy R. Espinoza and Family Dr. Armand Fadul Freshman Girls’ Homeroom 107 Dr. and Mrs. Robert J. Gallagher Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Galler Diana Kutzer George Mehok Mrs. Mary Mesterharm Dr. and Mrs. Ernest C. Mirich Mr. and Mrs. Martin O’Melia, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Joel Page Mr. and Mrs. Predaina Rich’s Auto Sales Mr. and Mrs. Nick J. Thiros Mrs. Edmund A. Wallo and Family Mr. and Mrs. Jack Wamsher Herbert B. Weissman, O.D. Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Williams Mr. and Mrs. Clarence C. Wirtz Mr. and Mrs. Paul Yurko Phone 887-7444 Radio Dispatched Trucks SANDERS READY-MIXED CONCRETE, INC. Steve T. Sanders Tom S. Sanders Steven D. 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INC. 7980 Broadway, Merrillville Phone 769-0770 THE WHISTLE SHOP 3425 Central Ave. Lake Station, IN 46405 raiiraM bumthl me 4755 Broadway Gary, Indiana 887-7408 Gary 769-4500 Crown Point MIS Patrons — 191 V Our Sincere Thanks to: The Decussata Staff: Editors: Pamela Fadul Michaeline Kranik Introduction: Pamela Fadul Academics: Steve Barancyk Kevin Cessna Michael Mioduski Student Life: Pamela Fadul Alice Churley Virginia Fraiz Peggy Lepp Mike Botsko Mr. John Bennett Phil Benson Sister Bernice Marie James Bullock The Coaching Staff Mr. Ray DeFabio Dr. and Mrs. Armand Fadul Mr. John Giolas Christopher Griffin Rev. John Morales Mrs. Jane Ridgely Mrs. Betty Sawyer Amy Thomas Mr. Lester Weiss Mrs. Betty Yurechko Organizations: Susan Manley Patty Yast Sports: Michaeline Kranik Carol Gough Gwen Schmidt Patty Yast John Hrebec Freshmen: Cecilia Horkavi Laura Amberson Diane Horvat Sophomores: Lisa Mirabella Juniors: Jennifer Costanza Margie Hostetler Greg Christmas Seniors: Sheryl Frankowski Laurie Nemergut Diana Ponce Stacie DeMass Denise Robledo Patrons: Anne Buchanan Alan Kuchta Photographers: Valerie Barnett Dave DeMars Teresa Strimbu Artists: Dave DeMars Teresa Strimbu Cover: Dave DeMars 1 92 — Acknowledgements


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