Emerson High School - Emersonian Yearbook (Gary, IN)

 - Class of 1969

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1969—Striving for Improvement 1969—Striving for improvement brought about many necessary changes to the campus of Emerson High School. These changes made education more beneficial and the year more interesting. Emerson, Gary ' s oldest high school, was established in 1908. Through the years, EHS has witnessed many changes, but 1969 has found a blend¬ ing of tradition with exciting new methods and ideas to meet the needs of the school. You will notice changes in academics. Technical courses are now being offered from the new Technical Vocational School and there will be cover¬ age of this in the academic section. School life and organizations will re¬ main almost the same with the exception of people. You will notice a change in the people. More students are taking part in organizations and activities. Athletic teams, whether winners or losers, provide the bond known as school spirit. Emerson High School has been striving for improvement in many areas and 1969 shows evidence of great progress. MD OU ' I ! ' .. ”W- ? Activities . . . We Have The Answer! In Memorium Michael Coleman (1 3 51-1 3 69) Sunset and evening star. And one clear call for me! And may there be no moaning of the bar. When I put out to sea. But such a tide as moving seems asleep, Too full for sound and foam. When that which drew from out the boundless deep Turns again home. Twilight and evening bell. And after that the dark! And may there be no sadness df fa rewell. When I embark; For tho ' from out our bourne of Time and Place The flood may bear me far, I hope to see my Pilot face to face. When I have crost the bar. Alfred Lord Tennyson Jody Acosta Julian Adames Lynne Adamson Irene Aguilar Vernita Aikens Wedell Allen Thank You for the Memories I have enjoyed all the sports at Emerson and have enjoyed being a part of the football and basketball teams. I liked the different pep sessions and all of my teachers. Aldean Miles Freshmen Frolics, Sophomore Hop, Junior-Senior Prom, class rings, G.A.A. Banquets, pep sessions, and caps and gowns, have made my years at Emerson joyous. Mary Gajewski The lunch hours with the boys and girls eating at separate times did nothing for my love life. Alice Magee Donald Armour Rosetta Askew Clarence Atwood 20 " Time " on Our Hands My right eye got cut during drill team practice. Donald Armour The most exciting thing that ever happened to me in my high school career was when I pulled away from an opposing runner to take third place in the two-mile relay at Hammond Clark. Gus Anton I became involved during my junior year. William Thames I hate making up time. It ' s a dumb rule. Peggy Miller Stella Batagianis 21 Highlite—EHS 62 THS 55 Lowlite—EHS 6 AHS 61 Danny Carpenter The most exciting happening in my high school days was the Tolles- ton game during my junior year. Everyone thought we didn ' t have a chance. But the team came out and played a controlled ball game. We won by about ten points. Sam Irons I found the rules at Emerson funny. While I was adjusting to them, I discovered they had a lot of tradition. Ellary Word Sherry Carter Albert Clark Gail Clark Kathy Clifton Doris Collins Charles Cornett Cynthia Cortez 22 Lydia Davis Skating Parties, Guys and Dolls, Mark Last Year. We had many good times, but one of the best was the Junior Class ' s skating party. Even though some of us didn ' t know how to skate, we managed to learn. Stella Batagiannis In years to come I will remember the enjoyable years I have spent at Emerson and the friends I made. After Emerson, I will encounter the road to the future, which looks tough, but I will use my edu¬ cation to overcome any obstacle. Gregory Serrano James Davis 23 David Echols Sandra England Pamela Epps John Essany Freddie Flack Cherolyn Ford Down The Up Staircase I will never forget the summer of ' 68 when two other girls and I drove Coach Sosh crazy in the drivers training car. Elizabeth Martinez I was accused unjustly of stealing five bucks. Lorraine Friley Erskine Nichols Mary Gajewski My role in Guys and Dolls will be memorable to me. Albert Clark Preparing for GAA ' s yearly banquet was fun. Regina Watson I think Emerson got tough when Mr. Hambrick came here. One can no longer cut classes without getting caught. Elena Azcona Mary Galindo James Galka 24 Robert Hartfield Can ' t Forget Scum Week When I was a junior, I decided to quit school, but I quickly realized the value of an education and stayed. Elizabeth Perez I truly look forward to the day of my commencement. Bessie Holloway Judy AcOSta First day in class, I was scared and backwards. Thomas Gillespie After graduation, I will miss my Emersonian friends. Mary Lee I will never forget the tradition of Scum Week. Bonita Spence Dennis Howard Sushela Ann Howard Emerson Years—Slow Starting, Quick Ending The memorable event that I will remember most is when I walk across the stage on graduation day to receive my diploma. Linnetta Bascum G.A.A., girls ' rifle team, the skating party, and my friends at the Vocational School, cheered my Emerson years. Willie Ann Hope Almost all my experiences and memories at Emerson have been pleasant and they are something I will always treasure. Sharon Rockwell Carolyn Kinsey Tim Klein George Knezevic Queenella Knight Beverly Lofton Mary Lee Roy Lee 26 Grace Lloyd George Logothetis Stephen Molys Drill Team Champions Rank High The greatest thing that happened to me in high school was capturing the State R.O.T.C. Drill Team Competition. Emerson has had the best drill team in the state for five years. Tim Boozer The most memorable thing I can remember is when we got time off from school because of the ' 67 snowstorm. Boy, we didn ' t come to school for two whole weeks! Rod Robbins Giving up my free time to work on the Emersonian nullified my so¬ cial life. Joe Martinez 27 John Newsom Bobby Noel Thomas Olivarez Wiftlynn Owens Edison Pabon Gloria Parker Edward Pate Feet Made for Dancing Thank you, counselors, for the helping hand. Irving Tipton I will never forget Emerson. I grew up in its enjoyable surrounding— enjoyable because Emerson provided everyone with opportunities. In my opinion Emerson is a wonderful school. Julian Adams The most memorable event of my high school years was when I went to the prom in my junior year. I totaled my car. Victor Otero Gloria Poole 28 Walter Scott Remember Mr. Dhar? During my three years at Emerson I had the time of my life. Coming from Pulaski, I was lost at Emerson, but in time I found myself. The best things happened to me when I began participating in Emerson activities. Lavinia Simington The most interesting experience that has happened to me in the last four years at Emerson was my meeting with a new teacher fresh from college. Her name is Miss Schultheis. Since then my life has never been the same. Ann Nita Brooks Gregory Serrano 29 Pass the Spirit Stick As the days seemingly grow longer and the studying harder, I felt myself irresistably drawn to the suggestion of skipping a few classes. Presently I am making up time. Julius Stuart Paula Tamez The mos t exciting thing happened to me in my junior year. I was a William Taylor high jumper in track. In meets before the Regional I had done what I considered a good job, never placing below second. When the Regional came around I competed against the area ' s best high jumpers. I started well. There were five jumpers left, and I was one of them. A boy and I were tied for fourth; only four can go down State. I beat my opponent by jumping 6 ' 2 " . It was the first time I earned a trip down State. Brian Dowdell Arthur Thames 30 Rita Wade Sherry Walker Ronald Wall Delcina Washington Regina Watson Sharon Watson Jerome Webster The Bugle Plays Taps Competing in the state finals of the long jump was the high light of my Emerson career. Elijah Baity The two most exciting things that have happened to me during my high school years were becoming an honorary cadet and a mem- Donna Whiting ber of Emerson ' s G.A.A. board. Whitlynn Owens The tradition of standing for the bugle is one that should never be discontinued. Diane Wilcher There Are Lots, and Lots, and Lots of Juniors Why are these boys happy? They didn ' t dress for the Andrean Gomel It Abernatha, Sharon Adams, Peggy Aikens, Vernita Alexander, Dorothy Allen, Stanley Allen, Willie Sue Amison, Geraldine Aponte, Daisy Armour, Donald Arthur, Jay Ashford, Wyman Austin, Chuck Austin, Patricia Austin Sylvia Austin, Vanessa Bailey, Virginia Barton, Larry Bemdict, Nancy Bercaw, Judy Bernel, Jesse Berry, Tonda Billingsley, Joyce Bizziel, Sherry Black, Jim Blair, Aden Blaylock, Kathleen Boland, Bill Boose, Leola Boozer, Tim Brackett, Michael Bradley, Calvin Brady, Linda Brady, Shirley Bray, Alvin Brown, Carter Brown, Padean Brown, Lucy Buchanan, Eunice Burnette, Brenda Butler, Lewinta Byas, Kim 33 Byas, Yang Ja Byers, Donald Byrd, Ronald Cage, Barbara Camery, Ron Carpenter, Cheryl Carter, Mary Ann Cates, Percy Chase, Betty Chery, Norman Conchola, Blanca Cooks, James Cooper, Carolyn Craig, Leonard Crockett, Edward Curry, Calvin Cutler, Kacey Dejesus, Pedro DeLaMora, Mike Dickerson, Vance Docks, Quentin Dowdell, Gwendolyn Downs, Gregory Dudley, Glenda Duff, Yvonne Echols, Maxine Elliott, Jesse Elliott, Nathan Elston, Ken Enrico, Ramona Epps, Ruby Espinosa, Lucy Estes, Rosemarie Everett, Johnny Fields, Billy Fleming, Anita Ford, Bernice Fowler, Doretta Franklin, Howard Freeman, Leatrice 34 Gant, Audrea Garcia, Mario Gary, John Garza, Rosalinda German, Charles G ibbs, Edward Gillispie, Dansby Gillis, Brenda Gillis, Ida Godson, Acquanetta Golden, James Gonzalez, Louis Gould, Diane Greenlaw, Gregory Grey, Gregory Griffin, Connie Gulik, Katrina Gulik, Mary Gutierrez, Luce Haggard, Beatrice Haggard, Willie Hall, Jacqueline Hall, Jackie Hallman, Larry Hardiman, Floris Harris, Portia Hartfield, Dorothy Harvey, Sylvia Heidelburg, Willie Henderson, Darlene Hernandez, Marian Hill, John Hodges, Cecil Holloway, Diane Honey, Craigston Hood, Blache Howard, Dennis Hudgins, Theo Huley, Holly Humphrey, Gloria Ivey, Randy Jackson, Melvin 35 Jackson, Pamela Jackson, Paula Jefferson, Wayne Johnson, Carlotta Johnson, Clarence Johnson, Doris Johnson, Michael Johnson, Michael Johnson, Therrion Jones, Alexander Jones, Carrie Jones, Edgar Jones, Melvin Jones, Sandra Jones, Sigmond Jones, Valerie Jones, Veronica Jones, William Jordon, Vera Keilman, Nancy Kelly, Robert Kelly, Vernita Kennedy, Marla Key, Jerome King, Gwen Kirk, Eugene Kourmetis, Mary Kukrika, Desanka laboy, Juan Ledesma, Jesse Lane, Phyllis Lee, Charles Lewis, Eugene Lewis, Shirley Lloyd, Sandra Love, Marydean Lopez, Gloria Lozada, Aida Lynon, Evelyn Magee, Janice 36 McCloud, Dorlen McDode, David McDowell, Gloric McGee, James McGee, Oliver Mennick, Carol Miller, Debra Millington, Kathy Mister, Darnell Moore, Chester Morris, Diane Mowery, Sandra Murillo, Celeste Mullins, Alfred Myles, Fred Navarro, Margie Newberry, Maurice Newsom, Debra Noble, Calvin Noel, Bobby Nowak, Paul Ninkovich, Mike O ' Baker, Jennifer Ocasio, Mildred Olavarria, James Oros, John Pabon, Ingred Panagiotacopoulos, Angela Payne, Kathy Peels, Viola 37 Perez, John Perry, Arthur Poindexter, Byr Popp, Danny Porter, Lemuel Price, Oscar Reed, Glenn Richardson, Gayle Richmond, Stonewall Robbins, Rod Robinson, Ronny Rosario, Raphel Ross, Kate Santiago, Angel Scaroulis, Effie Scott, Linda Sease, Joyce Shelton, Mary Sibley, Otis Sinchuh, Eva Singleton, Bertha Smith, Diane Smith, Yolanda Snead, Reginald Spencer, R. J. Spiller, James Stanifer, Frankie Stath, Billie Stath, Connie Strong, Calvin Stypulkowski, Carol Sulunias, Thomas Sutton, Eugene Tarin, Richard Taylor, Alenanne Taylor, Davida Taylor, Robert Thomas, Dwayne Thompson, James 38 Sophomores Strive for School Leadership 40 41 a A£ J[£ t § eg if j 9 f Scum Week, Interscholastic Sports, Mark Frosh Year He ' s actually sound asleep if® " e ° tut fju a® ix mx V ,V © , lii £ r -. in n 1 AAA f A ,. ' |N» tr 3|ai Negronie, Edelmisa; Newsom, Phyllis; Ocasio, Edwin; Olvarrio, Nilsa; Ortez, Sonia; Owens, Isiah; Papacaloducas, Mer- curi; Parker, Denise. Partida, Ebeia; Pate, Michael; Patterson, Joyce; Paul, Ricardo; Paulk, Chester; Perez, Sylvia; Polechris, John; Pratt, Billie. Prazick, Branka; Quintas. Nydia; Raddiffe, James; Ramos, Hector; Resto, Lydia; Rice, Rosetta; Richardson, Gary; Rivera, Mar¬ garita. Rivera, Diana; Rivera, Evelyn; Rivera, Hose; Rivera, Nilda; Robinson, Jo,- Rodriquez, Edgar; Rogers, Larry; Roman, Awilda. Rose, William; Rossman, Robert; Royster, George; Rummage, Deborah; Sanchez, Barbara; Sanchez, Mary; Saunders, Henry; Savich, George. Scott, Elliot; Smith, Frank; Smith, Rebecca,- Spencer, Donna,- Spikner, Frank; Spiller, Kenneth; Stevenson, Barbara,- Tamez, Maria. be kidding 45 Taylor, Davida; Taylor, Clotill; Tesovic, Mary,- Thomas, Bruce; Thomas, Deborah; Thomas, Willie; Titus, Alexander; Toledo, Wenda. Triplett, John; Vagus, Butch; Valtierra, Maria,- Vasquez, George; Vazenellis, Kali- ope,- Vega, Sar Juanita; Velez, Raymond; Warfield, Patricia. Watkins, Julia; Warren, Shirley; Wash¬ ington, Dorothy; Washington, Milton; Wat¬ son, James,- Watson, Meniza; Wheeler, Sharon; White, Cornel. Williams, Fred; Williams, James; Williams, James; Williams, Linda; Williams, Lovell; Williams, Zelda,- Winston, Diane; Wilson, Cathy. AH f g f $ f iA 46 Eighth Graders Look Forward to High School £Xtl Larry; Jones, Char- n i -I fl k QAi Lffi 1J LI I f } | « | % ■l-i k (T n r i » o kCltv • ■ ' % ' 41 C i £A i i 0 n i Afi 10 £1.! a ?£ c ? It ' s No Longer All Fun and Games 49 50 That ' s All, Folks. We Have The Student Council provides cooperation between students and faculty, promotes all school activities, and operates on the will of the majority; providing at the same time a chance for the minority to be heard. These pupils are the backbone of our student body. World Affairs Forum is one of the best knowledge obtain¬ ing organizations in our city. Each high school has six repre¬ sentatives at the Forum assemblies. Scholarship, leader, character, and service are qualities that every member of the EHS Senior Honor Society possesses. The purpose of this society is to recognize students who excell mainly in scholarship. Student Leaders Future Teachers and Business leaders The function of the F.T.A. is to prepare students interested in entering the field of education. The proper F.T.A. activities are planned in order to broaden the minds of the future teachers towards learning. Members are: First row; Cynthia Foster, Cheryl Sanders, Elena Azcona, Pamela Hollies, Sushela Howard, Kathleen Green, Jeanette Lyles. Second row; Pamela Dudley, Fannie Green, Darilyn Williams, Jaquelyn Hall, Dorothy Thomas, Patricia Roberts, Norma Gonzales. Third row; Joyce Williams, Stella batagiannis, Rosetta Askew, Jacqueline Hub¬ bard, Marla Kennedy, Sharon Huntley, Michale Spiller. Fourth row; David McDade, Calvin Rogers, Tony Pate, Elijah Trass. 56 The purpose of the F.B.L.A. is to prepare stu¬ dents who are planning to make a career in business. Students are able to learn to face the responsibilities that may confront them in the future as a business leader. Career day, one of the many projects of F.B.L.A., gave the partic¬ ipating students a brief experience of the hap¬ penings in the field of business. From Left to Right are: Peggy Adams, Erlinda Ruiz, Miss Beeler, Pamela Dudley, Ann Nita Brooks. Second row; Lillie Vega, Marian Hernandez, Sushela Howard, Donna Whiting. Third row; Vera Jordan, Bonita Spence, Gloria Humphrey. Fourth row; Leatrice Freeman, Judith Irons, Thelma Griffith, Carmen Sanchez. Fifth row; Marla Ken¬ nedy, Pamela Epps, Daisy Millard. Sixth row; Sharon Bibb, Sharon Huntley, Alicia Tamez. Seventh row; Lyn- etta Bascum, Michale Spiller, Jacqueline Hubbard, Doris Collins. Eighth row; Joann Berry, Lavinia Simington, Wedell Allen, and Linda Lewis. Distributive and Office Education The Distributive Education program is designed for serious young people who wish to make a career in the business world. Juniors and seniors who partici¬ pate in this program attend morning classes and work at business firms in the afternoon. Office Education Association is an organization dedicated to developing student organization, leadership, and ability in the American business. This group also works in the afternoon. 58 Publicity Club From left to right are: Kathleen Green, Cheryl Sanders, Bettye North, Deris Mills, Loyce Powell, Linda Williams. Second row; Dwayne Williamson, Francette Kennedy, Fanny Green, Dorothy Thomas, Brenda Spicer, Shirley Driver. Third row,- Jacqueline Hall, Deborah Mills, Barbara Sharp, Jose Gallardo, Van Down¬ ing. Fourth row; Nathaniel Dear, Tony Sanders, and Sigmond 1969 was the first year of the now existing Publicity Club. Its sole purpose was to help publicize all happenings around the campus. They successfully advertised the play " Guys and Dolls " for the Drama Club and made Christmas Decorations for the Christmas Vespers. Acappella and Vocal Groups 68 Madrigals Singers are; First row, Ann Nita Brooks, Pamela Dudley, Dwayne Williamson, Alvin Davis, Second row, Becky Holloway, lynetto Bascum, Fred Flack, Charlie Brown, Third row, Wedell Allen, Jacqueline Hubbord, Radar Tyler, Gregory Coleman, Fourth row, Virginia Crotty, Joann Berry, Otis Sibley, Fifth row, Brian Dowdell, Leonard Scott, Charles Austin, and William Thames. Boy ' s Ensemble, First row, David McDade, Alvin Davis, Fred Flock, Otis Sib¬ ley, Second row, Brian Dowdell, Artoway Cost, Charles Austin, Leonard Marching Band, Flutes; Kathy Cutler, Diane Gould, Cassandra Woffard, Carolyn Miller, Roomine Johnson, Earline Holman, Mitzi Bowman, Pamela Hollis, Billie Phillips, Debbie Newsome, Kathleen Green. OBoes,- Edward Gibbs, Geroge Bizadellis. Clairnets,- Larry Metcalf, Valerie Clark, Sharon Wheeler, Mary Kourmetis, Denise Davis, Bob Bowman, Leatrice Freeman, John King, Debbie Hoover, Jackie Gipson, Serita Miller, Peter Cokic, Charles McKinnon, Alice Kesseler, Aquinetta Godson, Joan Manuel, Juanits Butter, Cindy Foster, Saxophone; Gregory Gray, David McDade, Donirl Espinosa, Nelson Oliverria, Ervin Webb, Willie Meeks, Aronald Jones. Alto clarinet; Perry Cates. Base Clarinet; Reginald Snead. Bassoon; Kyle Royster, Clyde Lockett. French Horns; Angelo Scott, Issah Owens, Sandra Binkley, Music Makers 70 Frasier Maddox, Lorraine Metcalf, Deborah Thomas, Sharon Hull. Trumpets and Coronets; Richardo Paul, John Poulis, Milan Zagarac, Freddie Flack, Jerome Mason, Lee Holloway, Lorrane Wilbon, Gordon Kelly, Lawrence Cannon, Louie Perez, Albert Clark, Michael Pate, Charles O ' Baker, Karen Dragosh, Nancy Benedict. Baritones, Nathaniel Dear, Cleveland Johnson, Charlie Brown, George Royster. Trombones; Michael Brockett, Edward Crockett, Morris Simpson, James Williames. Pat Corol, John Tittus. Gloken- spiel; Janet Gibbs, Joy Johnson, Venus Pittman. Soxsaphones. Charles Coronett, Mike McCIhern, Elvin Emery. Percusion; Emonuol Kozanis, David Howard, Calvin Bradly, Mike Olvier, Louie Lopez. Color Guard; Jerome Webster, Elijah Webster. Buglers; V. Washington, F. Flack, L. Cannon, M. Zagarac, L. Holloway, R. Paul, J. Paulos, and L. Wilbon. 71 Majorettes: left to right: Norma Perez, Violet Momirovich, Isabel Mortinez, Toula Mantakounis, Mary Vangel, Carol Mantakounis, Sandra Binkley, Carol Rossman and Linda Lopez. Mary Gojewski, Head Majorette—center Pep Band: C. Cutler, D. Gould, D. Howard, R. Snead, M. Oliver, L. Lopez, first row; L. Metcalf, D. Davis, S. Wheeler, M. Kouremetis, L. Holloway, J. Mason, Fred Flack, M. Zagarac, R. Paul, second row; W. Meeks, I. Webb, E. Crockett, M. Brackett, M. McLhern, N. Dear, D. McDode, G. Gray, E. Gibbs, third row; J. Webster, E. Trass, standing. 75 Cheer Leaders Varsity Cheerleaders—L. to R. Becky Halloway, Cathy Clifton, Pam Higgin¬ botham, Holly Huley, Sharon Rockwell Reserve Cheerleaders—L. to R. Yvonne Wallace, Valerie Clark, Earline Hol¬ man, Deanna Coley Aspiring Journalists Strive Toward Publication Journalism I—Seated, Zora Tolliver, Elise Anderson, Holly Huley, Row I, Gwen Williams, Rosemary Carter, Bobbie Broaden, Acquanetto Godson, Brenda Spicer, Alice Wright, Gwen King, Ana McCune, Yvonne Wallace, Row 2, Terrie Chmiel, Patsy Anthony, Bill Bolond, Joe Mortinez, Paulo Jackson, Mary Gajewski. Janice Magee Journalism II—Darilyn Williams, Angela Martin, Ron Stone, John Mazur, Kenny Elston, Annita Brooks, seated. School and Board Administrators Dr. Gordon L. McAndrew, Superintendent Our Helping Hands Miss Link, Mrs. Medina, Mrs. Francis, Mrs. Charleston, Mrs. Callaway, Miss Camacho, take time out from their secretarial duties for a picture. Faithful, helpful, and industrious, are the correct ways to describe the office secretaries at Emerson High School. They keep all records straight and all type work done at all times. Bulletins are always accurately typed and ready for the fol¬ lowing day. EHS students know where to go when they need information—the office secretaries. English Seated I. to r. Mrs. Taylor, Miss Bianchi, Mrs. Tigue, Miss Moscove, Miss Shepherd. Standing I. Visser, Mr. Clary, Miss Monahan Pierce, Mr. Fitch, Mr. McMillan, Mr. Buchanan, Miss Mrs. C. Taylor—Junior English—regular and special Miss M. Bianch ' —Sophomore English—regular and special Mrs. P. Tigue—Sophomore and Junior English Miss F. Moscove—I DR—Advanced Reading—Junior English Miss J. Shepherd—Speech Mrs. G. Pierce—Advanced Literature and Composition— regular and special English Mr. W. Fitch—Junior English—Journalism Mr. M. McMillian—Jr. High and Freshman English Mr. A. Buchanan—Junior and Senior English MissC. Visser—Jr. High English Mr. J. Clary—English—Chairman of English Department Mrs. M. Monahan—Junior Library—Jr. High and Freshman Foreign Language Mrs. L. Wadington—French ll-lll-IV Miss D. McGhee—Jr. High Spanish—Spanish II Miss M. Ban—Spanish l-ll-IIHV Mr. L. De Leurere—Latin—French—Ancient History Foreign Language Left to right Mrs. Wadlington, Miss McGhee, Miss Ban 82 Social Studies Left to right Mrs. Cotten, Miss Grieger, Miss Kouvelas. Standing I. to r. Mr. Porfenoff, Mr. Arrendondo, Mr. Compbell, Mr. Government???? Mrs. G. J. Cotten—Jr. High Social Studies Miss H. Grieger—U.S. History Miss E. Kouvelas—Jr. High Social Studies—U.S. History Mr. S. Porfenoff—Psychology Mr. L. Arrendondo—Jr. High American History Mr. T. Campbell—U.S. History—World History Mr. J. Ton—Economics Mrs. B. Banks—Government—Geography Miss H. Conway—Social Studies—World Geography Mrs. Banks thinks up new " goodies " for her fabulous testsll 83 Science and Mathematics Seated I. to r. Mrs. Glenn, Mr. Bowe. Standing I. to r. Mr. Boggs, Mr. Kasrich, Mr. Ward, Mr. Ryals. Mrs. J. Glenn—Science Mr. R. Bowe—Bio-Physical Science Mr. D. Boggs—Chemistry—Jr. High Math Mr. M. Kasrich—Algebra II—Physics—Bio-Physical Science Mr. Ward—Jr. High Science—Biology Mr. P. Ryals—Biology—Bio-Physical Science Mr. M. Kasrich—Algebra II—Physics Miss M. Gorney—Math Mr. H. Jones—Plane Geometry—Applied Math Mr. W. Corrigan—Jr. High Math—Algebra I—General Math Mr. E. Blum—General Math—Senior Math Mr. J. Phillips—Jr. High Math—General Math Miss A. Van Beek—Math IX—Alegbra I—Math IV 84 Home Economics! Mrs. J. Stimsorv—Clothing I—Jr. High Clothing—Foods 7 Mrs. D. Allen—Clothing l-ll—Foods 7 Mrs. I. Mortinsen—Clothing I—Modern Living Mrs. B. Bragg—Foods ll-l—Boys Foods Left to right Mrs. Stimson, Mrs. Allen, Mrs. Mortin sen. Not pictured Mrs. Bragg. Mr. D. Lebegue—Woodworking l-ll Mr. E. Spiece—Metal Shop Mr. R. Durland—Mechanical Drawing Mr. M. Sosh—Jr. High General Shop Shop! Seated Mr. Lebegue. Standing I. to r. Mr. Spiece, Mr. Durland, Mr. Sosh. 86 Miss Gattling—Art HUM Mr. J. Holubes—Photography—Audio Visual Supervision Miss G. Steeve—Art Jr. High—Art I Art Left to right Miss Gattling, Mr. Holubes, Miss Steeve. Music Mrs. Masters—All Levels of Band and Orchestra Mr. Velasco—Beg. Band, Orchestra—Concert Band—Concert Orchestra—Intermediate Band Mrs. J. Williamson—A Cappella—Girls ' Glee Club—Choral Ensembles (Madrigal—Barbershop Quartet—Girls ' and Boys ' Ensembles) Music Appreciation—Music Theory Left to right Mrs. Masters, Mr. Velasco, Mrs. Williamson 87 Physical Education Seated left to right Miss Wherry, Mrs. Mosier, Mr. Stefanelli, Mr. Sosh, Mr. Szulborski, Mr. Woodard. Sergeant Hodge, our new R.O.T.C. Instructor 88 Miss N. Wherry—Jr. High physical education—Girls ' Mrs. H. Mosier—Senior High physical education—Girls ' —Swimming Instructor Mr. F. Stefanelli—Boy ' s physical education Mr. M. Sosh—Basketball Coach Mr. H. Szulborski—Boy ' s physical education Mr. E. Woodard—Swimming Coach Mr. W. Klug—Jr. High physical education Miss M. Leach—Girls ' High school physical education Business Education Miss B. Beeler—Typing l-ll—Shorthand l-ll Mrs. C. Brink—Shorthand I—General Business—Typing II Mr. J. Fiddler—Clerical Practice—General Business—Typing I Mr. R. Bassett—Bookkeeping—Typing I—Business Law Seated left to right Miss Beeler, Mrs. Brink, standing left to right Mr. Fid¬ dler, Mr. Bassett. Mrs. J. Cullen—Counselor Miss M. Thomas—Counselor Mr. L. Lowe—Counselor Mr. R. Pearce—Director of Guidance Guidance Miss Thomas, our guiding lightl Seated left to right Mrs. Cullen, Miss Thomas, standing left to right Mr. Lowe, Mr. Peorce. English, the Backbone of Education English—The involved world of the language we speak is both a curse and a blessing to the stu¬ dents at Emerson. Term papers, poetry, gram¬ mar, and novels, are included in the complex assignments passed out by the numerous teach¬ ers of the English Department. It is not until the student recognizes the style and grace of his manner of speaking and writing that he ap¬ preciates the diligent efforts of his teachings and the reasons for his assignments. Geel It sure is fun working in English IVR. Huh. I sure hope he doesn ' t call on m 92 History—A look at the Past, Present, and Future Man ' s existence is traced back to the cradle of " Cradle of Civilization " between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers on the eastern end of the Medi¬ terranean Sea. World History follows him from the beginning through ancient Egypt, the Golden Age of Greece, and Anglo-Saxon England to the exploration of the New World. United States History continues through the colonization period, the Revolution, Civil War, the Presidents, and American issues and development until the present day. United States Government is a detailed study of our Federal, state, and local government. Here, too, the fundamentals of voting and political parties are taught. Community Civics centers on the function of municipal government. Man ' s financial difficulties such as budgeting, monopolies, and the farm problems are topics of Economics. World Geography acquaints students with the people of other lands. In this class one learns the living conditions, industries, governments, and geographical location of world neighbors. Science—Your science curriculum at Emerson is designed to give all students an insight into the basic principles upon which it is based. This is done by focusing attention on the methods of scientific investigation leading to the astound¬ ing success of modern science as well as pro¬ viding a sound knowledge of basic principles, theories, and concepts. It is emphasized that: (1.) Science is universal and the study of it will yield an understanding of the new worlds now within the grasps of man ; (2.) the study of science helps to the de¬ velopment of an objective attitude towards man and nature, and develops dispassionate approaches toward problems in a world of dilema; (3.) the study of science brings new knowledge—facts, figures, principles and laws basic to science; (4.) certain skills and experi¬ mentation be encouraged—so the students may discover for himself the wonderful world in which he lives. The science curriculum at Emerson can be compared to the words of Blaise Pascal, " Na¬ ture imitates herself: a grain thrown into good grounds brings forth fruit: a principle thrown into a good mind brings forth fruit. " It is with this in mind that the development of your sci¬ ence curriculum has become what it is today. The Role of Science Mr. Ryals explains how Tiny Tim knows so much about Tulips. and Math at Emerson Math—Emerson offers three tracks in math. Level I aims to prepare students for math they need in everyday life. Level II is geared to the college bound and technical students. Level III challenges the students of superior ability. In these courses, more topics are studied, and they are studied in greater depth. This year a new program was initiated in seventh, eighth and ninth grades. The aim of these programs is to make math more under¬ standable and interesting, thereby strengthen¬ ing students ability to use math. Emerson is one of the few schools in Gary using this new pro¬ gram in seventh and eight grades. (You can see Mr. Blum, Mr. Corrigan, or Miss Gorney for more details.) Several students are enrolled in an enrich¬ ment course for the mathematically talented at the University of Chicago. Doesn ' t that student look kind of old? Whot does the square of the hypotenuse times 2 the diameter plus the circumference equal to,—dumb dumb? 95 The Engrossing Study of Foreign Customs can be very interesting. Bonjour! Saludes! Salvete! Each student strains diligently to remember the translation drills. With the knowlege of a second lan¬ guage, one can accomplish many tasks for the government as well as in teaching and journalism. Spanish, French, and Latin; the three languages offered at Emerson are taught at 5 different levels. Along with the Latin I course, ancient his¬ tory is taught by Mr. Deleurere. Miss McGe- hee and Miss Ban work very hard teaching Spanish students, while Mrs. Waddlington and Mr. Deleurere introduces French to many others. Mr. Deleurere also takes full responsibility for all Latin classes. Deter¬ mined to do their best, Emerson students work hard to master the skills of accent, in¬ tonation, and speed. Do—Re—Mi. . . . The downbeat is given in five music classes at Emerson. Vocally, there are Acap- pella and Glee Clubs,- instrumentally. Band and Orchestra; intellectually. Theory and Harmony. The results of our music courses are extremely pleasant to the ear. The work is heard at various occasions throughout the year. In the vocal department Glee Club and Acappella can be heard at Christmas, carolling in the halls on the last day before Christmas vacation, or at the Spring Concert. The Band plays at football games. It has been called upon, too, by the city to play at certain civic affairs. Orchestra members play during intermission of school plays. Orchestra as well as the Band gives annual concerts. Theory and Harmony is required for stu¬ dents wishing to earn a major in music. In this class students are tutored on the tech¬ nique of writing music and the study of cords. 97 Mind and Body Work Hand in Hand in Physical Education They ' re getting ready for the test . . . With the ever increasing amount of leisure time, Americans must prepare themselves for recreational activities. Physical education not only strives to develop the body physically, socially, and emotionally, but also prepare the individual for leading a happier and healthier life. Through the use of games such as football, soccer, volley¬ ball, tennis, and other activities as wrestling, gymnastics and tumbling, the physical education teachers at Emerson High School do a very good job of fullfilling the objectives. 98 You Can Succeed in Business if You Try In the Commercial Education classes, which in¬ cludes typing, shorthand, business law, and cherical practice, students are trained and prepared for the fundamentals of an office aid, that can come in very handy after school days are left behind. The School City of Gary has offered many oppor¬ tunities for youths and adults at the Gary area Tech¬ nical-Vocational School in 1968-69. Next school year the program will be expanded further and in the future it will be evaluated and altered to keep abreast of technological change. The school offers an approach to education which may be new to many Gary people. We want you to understand what is being done and to work with us in the futher development of this important part of Gary ' s educational system. TV is a center for the development of skills and knowledge directed toward successful technical and vocational skills or careers. It serves individuals and works with management, labor, and professional people in identifying and meeting training needs in the community. Students learn commercial skills. W ould you believe the new Technical School? Art—A Vital Part of Education at E.H.S. The art and photography program at Emerson is structured to allow for the growth and development of skills, techniques and knowledge necessary to strengthen the quality and the amount of creative output of the stu¬ dents. Art experiences as a sequential area of learning must be continuous from the sixth grade into the junior high school, and progressively more challenging and involved in the transi¬ tion from the junior high school into the high school. Within the frame work of the func¬ tions at Emerson, art becomes a vital part of the education of all students. You see, it happened like this . . . 100 V 2 Cup + 1 Yard Future Homemaker In cooking classes our ladies are taught the im¬ portance of a basic diet and the various food values. Their culinary skill often begins from scratch, but they usually end the course with a fair ability to make many basic dishes. The kitchen is equipped with up- to-date appliances for the best results. In Clothing I and II and advanced Clothing the girls learn the basic steps of sewing. These include cutting out patterns, using the machines, hemming and altering, and the fine art of making button holes. 101 If the Books Are There, Use Them Librarians are never satisfied! We still say we do not have enough space for all the services we would like to render the faculty and stu¬ dents. But we do have more space in the workroom, more shelf space for books, more more chairs for students. And with them, we push on. Dog-gone it, everytime I come here somebody ' s got that book, " Sex And The Single Girl. " Instructors Strives for Perfection Special Education instructors work very diligently at Emerson. They have one of the most challenging tasks in the educational system today. Since they are teaching below average students, they must be clever, persistant, determined and efficent in guid¬ ing each student to his greatest potential. Special Education courses offered at Emerson are. Math, English, and Reading. Golden Tornado 1969 VARSITY EHS 7 Highland 0 Hobart 0 Tolleston 0 Lew Wallace EHS 0 RESERVES Lew Wallace Andrean Horace Mann 106 OPP EHS OPP 15 19 39 6 33 6 18 7 0 River Forest Froebel Andrean Horace Mann Roosevelt 20 0 61 39 39 OPP 32 EHS 0 Andrean 6 Pulaski 0 Lew Wallace FRESHMAN OPP EHS OPP 26 19 Froebel 7 33 13 Horace Mann 13 32 7 Roosevelt 12 Tornado Tallies " Honest, Jimmy, The Restroom is locked until Halftime. " " The roof fell in, the ship sank, the war was lost, but then the trouble started. " Emerson ' s Golden Tornadoes must have felt that way during the 1968 season which saw them win only one of nine games. The once proud tradition of champion¬ ship football at Emerson was tarnished somewhat by lack of participation, numerous injuries, and the simple fact that Emerson is a small school in comparison with most of the competion that we now face. Not everything was on the bleak side, however. Seniors, Darrell Bodie and Lee Lemon, were chosen to first and second teams, respectively, for All- Conference honors. An upset win over Froebel highlighted the season. Even more important, though, is the prospect of ten returning lettermen for next year ' s team which include some of the highest regarded underclassmen in the City. Seniors lost from this year ' s team include: Rodney Pace, Jimmy Brooks, Dave Echols, Alfredo Garza, Terry Kelly, Darrell Bodie, Elijah Baity, Ray Curtis, Aldean Miles, Roy Lee, Charles Jones, and Charlie Cornett, Mgr. " Aw, come on back fellas, they just got big pads on. " 107 Frosh, Reserves Strive to Improve Row I—Alan Whittier, Ricky Hall, Manuol Kozanas, John Everett. Row II—William Jones, Steve Trass, Kenny Meadows, Cleveland Johnson, Charles Cornett, Mgr. Row III—Coach Mike Sosh, Charles O ' Baker, Wayne Jefferson, Artway Cast, Dennis Coker, Stanley Minton, Kyle Roy¬ ster, Coach Wally Fitch. 108 Skills and Team Spirit Just like a Pro. Row I—Chris Pole, Jose Velez, Lester Burns, Kevin Kerlin, Mio Jackovich, Bruce Thames, Gregory Jackson. Row II—James R. Williams, Angel Gonzales, Mike Sdregas, Ricardo Paul, Freddie Haywood, John Arroyo, George Royster, Lawrence Atkinson, Kevin Ford, Tony Cruz, Mgr. Row III—Elvin Emery, Cornelious Hayes, Ike Owens, Tyrone Dye, Kenneth Cutler, Frank Campbell, Emerson McCoy, Chester Paulk, Coach Daryl Boggs 109 And Students Show Spirit Varsity Cagers Set School Scoring Record Kneeling—Ervin Webb, Mgr., Coach Mike Sosh, Elijah Baity, Mgr. L-R: Ronnie R Benford King, Brian Dowdell, Jerome O ' Niell, Chuck Austin, Alvin Washington, Lera Varsity Tallies Opp EHS 75 Roos 38 45 R. Forest 58 47 E. Gary 63 60 Cal. 54 58 H. Tech. 54 68 H. Mann 61 108 Toll. 50 64 Froe. 52 52 Wallace 64 74 Roos., E.C. 55 The season was not a complete loss. A new school scoring record was set when the Norsemen defeated Gary Andrean 92 to 73. Broken bones, sprains, and pulled ligaments hurt the team ' s performance. The Norsemen started off well, winning two out of their first three games. However, they dropped the next three with a total of 169 pts. to the opponents ' 186 pts. Highly ranked Gary Tolleston swamped our team by a score of 108 to 50 in the Annual Holiday Opp. EHS 60 Wirt 53 62 S.B.S.-Joe 39 75 Westside 63 85 Toll. 64 75 Valpo 62 54 Mann 51 79 Westside 69 64 E.C. Wash. 54 73 Andrean (School Record) 42 73 Roos (Sectional) 52 Tourney. The next 11 games must have caught Lady Luck out to lunch or the opponents must have been slipping us greased balls. Gary Andrean bowed before our cagers in our last regular season game. Sectional time found us facing last year ' s State Champion, Gary Roosevelt. Victory ' s sweet taste passed again as Emerson lost 73-52 and ended its ' 69 basketball season. Reserves Have .500 Season Headed by Coach Wally Fitch, the reserves battled to a 9-9 win-loss record. Following in the varsity ' s footsteps, they won 2 of their first 3 games. Next came Hammond Tech; they outscored the Norsemen by 23 pts. But the Norsemen bounced back to defeat Mann, Froebel, and Wallace. Success was short-lived when the team encountered E.C. Roosevelt. One out of the next 5 games brought success; the lone victory was a close contest with Gary-Wirt—54-50. A total of 250 pts. were accumulated in the remaining games against opponents ' 211 pts. RESERVE SCORES Opp. EHS 50 Roosevelt 30 46 E. Gary Edison 51 35 Calumet 49 55 H. Tech. 32 45 Mann 51 43 Froebel 54 35 Wallace 39 49 E.C. Roos 29 50 Wirt (O.T.) 54 Opp. EHS 55 S. Bend St. Joe 35 63 Westside 42 58 Tolleston 40 49 Valpo 37 40 Mann 48 36 Westside 57 47 E.C. Wash 43 43 Andrean 62 45 Tolleston 40 7th, 8th, Grade Anticipate Varsity Boards L-R Paul Strausburg, Bob Bowman, Coach Harold Connelly, William Taylor, Angel Garcia, Morris Cross Country Opp. E.H.S. 30 Benton Harbor 27 21 Hoarce Mann 35 34 Gary Roosevelt 25 24 Wallace 31 20 Griffin 35 24 Froebol 18 24 Wirt 38 Tennis Opp. E.H.S. 5 Hoarce Mann 0 3 Wirt 2 5 Wallace 0 5 Hammond Morton 0 2 Andrean 3 5 E.C. Roosevelt 0 3 Gary Roosevelt 2 Bottom row L-R Ken Elston, Angelo Scott, Middle row L-R Greg Corwin, Bill Boland, Top row L-R Brian Dowdell, Kim Byas Baseball L-R Edward Gibbs, Ray Curtis, James Brooks, Mike Ninkovich, Not pictured Greg Corwin, Coach Horry Szulborski Swimming jfc; (Kir Opp. 59 70 63 67 55 58 49 53 60 66 49 Chesterson Hoarce Mann Hammond Tech Wirt Wallace S. Newton Roosevelt Whiting Hammond High N. Newton Portage Bottom row L.-R. Jay Colosimo, Chuck MacKinnon, William Johnson, Mike Greenwood, Steve Benidict, Top row L.-R. Greg Corwin, Bill Boland, Paul Nowak, Manuel Kazanas Wrestling Opp. E.H.S. 35 Portage 15 42 Roosevelt 8 16 Wallace 32 9 N. Newton 42 16 Hammond Tech 38 31 Valpo 22 29 Tolleston 22 22 Hoarce Mann 28 21 Andrean 29 22 E. Gary 29 32 River Forest 21 39 Hobart 12 Track Bottom row L-R George Bizadellis, Elmer Herndon, Mercuri Pupadulis. Second row L-R Richard Young, George Royster, Frank Starks, Michael Oliver, Fred Haywood. Third row L-R Coach Basset, Randy Tanner, Howard Franklin, Sam Elam, Richard Turran, Garland Parker, Alfredo Garza, Coach Bowe. Top row L-R Rodney Pace, John Everret, Joe Valtierra, Jim Thompson, Harold Rodriquez, Bob Rossman Darrell Bodie Lee Lemon Outstanding Athletes Basketball Cross Country Wrestling Life at Emerson Elite Hi-Y Activities Gwen Williams—the Elite Hi-Y Ball Sweetheart Leaders of the Student Body Carol Scon—Student Council President Senior Class Officers—L-R Gloria Poole, Jackie Hubbard, Elijah Trass, Norma Gonzales, Michelle Spiller, Sharon Huntley 125 Class Officers Sophomores—L-R Cathleen Green, Erleen Holman, Ted Pappas, George Bizadellyis, Cleveland Johnson Juniors—Bottom row L-R—Alice Wright, Carolyn Cooper, Regina Amos, Marla Kennedy, Top row L-R Edward Gibbs, Kim Byas, Dansby Gillespie, Carter Brown Freshman Start Freshman Officers—L-R Elieen Davis, Jimmy Essany, Angelique Curtis, Fraizer Maddox, Shawn Hutchens From Scratch Behind the Scenes The Custodians There ' s something in my eye Faculty off Guard Emerson P a r e n t - T e a c h e r Association 134 AN OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE An opportunity to serve awaits industrious young men and women at Northern Indiana Public Service Company. As one of the top gas and electric distribution utilities in the United States. NIPSCO is constantly looking for new processes and methods of efficient operation. These include atomic power generation, extra high voltage transmission, underground electric distribution, computer¬ ized system planning, underground storage of natural gas, community analyses and electronic data processing. READY TO GROW WITH A GROWING COMPANY? IN AN ATMOSPHERE OF GROWTH NIPSCO is one of the highest-paying utilities in the State of Indiana. Its attractive employe benefit package-tuition refund plan, vacations, holidays, life insurance, compre¬ hensive medical insurance, pensions, etc.—provides an atmosphere for individual growth. Fifteen leading colleges and universities are strategically located throughout its service area with others available in the greater Chicago area. Drop in. We ' ll be glad to talk jobs with you. NORTHERN INDIANA PUBLIC SERVICE COMPANY SYMBOL OF SERVICE IN NIPSCOLAND Mel’s Pharmacy 135 Slick’s Does It Better Yamo’s Thrifty Market Get Into The Groove Step Into Some Venezia Shoes 136 A Perfect Fit—Bob Weaver Tailors Gary Office Equipment 137 Convenient OjftficeA IN GARY Sno-White Bakery 537 East 5th. Ave. V e Thank you tor your Business Peerless Chip 1665 North I Ith. What Gary Makes Makes Gary For your convenience Chuck Wheeler has three take-home restaurants in the Gary area. Glen Park 3936 Broadway 887-2931 Miller 5729 Melton Road 938-5599 West 5th 3650 W. 5th Avenue 883-6122 138 A complete service. Phone 885-9205 Tailoring Dry Cleaning Laundry Service Owens Shoe Service FORD BROTHERS Cleaners and Hatters Alterations Repairs Alternations Repairs Laundered Shirts 2100 Jefferson Gary, Indiana Continental Tailors Freds Standard Service Emerson Elementary School Mr. H. E. Simpson, Principal “Shut up or get out!” Mrs. Brooks 140 Autographs 141 Senior Activity Page 1.—F.T.A. 34.—Varsity letter 2—F.B.L.A. 35.—Frosh letter (Tennis) 3—Y-Teens 36.—Reserve letter 4.—Hi-Y 37.—Varsity letter 5.—Elite Hi-Y 38— Reserve letter (Wrestling) 6—Pep Club 39.—Frosh lette r 7.—Booster Club 40.—Varsity letter 8.—Drama Club 41 .—Frosh letter (Cross Country) 9.—Science Club 42.—Reserve letter 10.—Latin Club 43.—Varsity letter 11 —French Club 44.—Frosh letter (Track) 12.—Spanish Club 45.—Reserve letter 13.—Art Club 46.—Varsity letter 14—Publicity Club 47.—Frosh letter (Baseball) 15—A Cappella 48.—Reserve letter 16—Glee Club 49.—Varsity letter 17.—Band 50.—Frosh letter (Swimming) 18—Orchestra 51 .—Reserve letter 19—Student Council 52.—Varsity letter 20—Honor Society 53.—Frosh letter (Golf) 21.—Quill and Scroll 54.—Reserve letter 22.—World Affairs Forum 55.—Varsity letter 23.—R.O.T.C. 56.-GAA 24.—Girl ' s Drill Team 57.—Class Officers 25.—Social Committee 58.—Madrigal Singers 26.—Norse Wind 59.—Girls Ensemble 27.—Emersonian 60.—Boys Drill Team 28.— " E " Club 61 .—Pep Band 29.—Frosh letter (Basketball) 62.—Chess Club 30.—Reserve letter 63.-D.E. Club 31.—Varsity letter 64.—Reserve Cheerleaders 32— Frosh letter (Football) 33— Reserve letter 65.—Varsity Cheerleaders Judy Acosta Despina Christakis 2 Vernita Aikens 6,8,24,56 Gail Clark 12,16,17,19,20 Wedell Allen 1,2,3,6,8,15,16,56 Kathy Clifton 3,6,7,8,15,16,19,24,56,65 Dorothy Armour Doris Collins 2,24 Gloria Artis 8 (President), 13,15,16,19, (City Wide Music Cynthia Cortez 6,7,15,16,23,24,64 Festival) Ray Curtis 18,34,38,49,18,17 (All City) Rosetta Askew 1,3,6,12,21,26,27 (Editor), 57 Nathaniel Dear 6,7,14,17,19,58,17 (All City) Mariam Austin 6,15,23,24,56 Felix Diaz 17,49 (Froebel) Elena Azcona 1,6,8,12,15,16,19,24 Shirley Downs 3,6,9,15,16,56 Elijah Baity 4,11,17,19,23,28,31 (Mgr.), 34,46 (City Frosh Glenda Dudley 1,3,4,6,16,56 Champion) Pamela Jean Dudley 1,2,6,8,11,15,16,19,20,56,59 Elnora Baity 6 (President) 19,56,24 Johnie L. Day 4,9,17,18,19,18 Debra Baker Lydia Davis 1,6 Linetta Bascum 2,15,16,56,58,59 Benjamin Dear 18,31,42 Willie Baskin 3,4 David Echols 4,23,38 Stella Batagianis 1 (President), 22,20 Elvin Ellis63 Joan Berry 1,2,4,6 (President) 15,16,56 Pamela Epps 2,3,6 Sharon Bibb 2,9 John Essany 10,38 Darrell Bodie 28,34 (All-Conference, Mr. Football) 30 Freddie Leon Flack 4,15,17,18,23,61, (All City), 58 Patricia Britton 27 Cherolyn Ford 3 (President) Ann Nita Brooks 1,2,4,6,15,16,56,26,27 Lorraine Friley 6,56 James Brooks 4,23,34,45,48 Mary Gajewski 56,6,8, (Fresh. Class Pres., Soph. Class Sec.) Karan Burton 27 18 (All City) (Head Majorette) 21,26 (Editor) (Girls ' State) Danny Carpenter 23,60 19,22 (Pres.) Sherry Carter 8,15,16,56 Terry Carter 3,8,14,19,56,26,27 142 Norma Iris Gonzales 12,1,19, (Senior Class V.P.), 20 Kelly Halkias 6,19,22,56,20 (President) (Soph Class Treas.) (Frosh Class Sec.) Robert Hartfield 4,8,14,19,26,43,46 Juan B. Hernandez 12,45, (Soph. Jr. Class Treas.) Wilfred Hernandez 17,23,32 Verna Herron Pamela Jean Higginbotham 6,19,56,65 (Head) JoAnn Hodges 1,16 Becky Holloway 6,15,16,19,56,7 (Pres.) 58 (Homecoming Court) (Girls ' State), 65 Bessie Hollaway William Hope Willie Ann Hope 2,56,24 Slavko Horvat Dennis Carson Howard 14 Sushela Howard 1,2,3,6,56 Jacqueline Hubbard 1,2,6,15,16,58,57, (Senior) Mona Hunt Sharon Huntley 1,2,6,10,19,56,57, (Senior) Judy Irons 2,6,8,16,56 Sam Irons 4,9,10,20,28,29,32,44,20 Geraldine Jackson 56 Susan Jarlinski Romaine Johnson 3,10,17 (All City), 56 Arnold Louis Jones 11,9,17,33,39,60,23,62 Charles Jones 34 Henry L. Jones 39 Marcia Keilman Dennis Kimbrough Benford King 4,17,28,31 (Co-Captain) Carolyn Kinsey 2,9,16,19,56,24,57 (Soph.), 6, Homecoming Queen Tim Klein 7,10,19,20 George Knezevic 23,60, Rifle Team Queenella Knight 6,8,16 Hyland Kyles 4,14,17,47,49 Francis Lane 12 Mary Lee 2,6,7,12,19 Lee Lemon 17,28,44,34, (Captain) (All City) (All Conference) Linda Lewis 2,3, (Horace Mann) Grace M. Lloyd 3,6,24,56, Senior Club, Girl ' s Rifle Team Cynthia Macons 7, (Froebel) Alice Magee 16 (Roosevelt), 56 Angela Martin 3,4,19,26,27,56 Elizabeth Martinez 17,18, (All-City Orchestra) (Co-Head Majorettes) Joe Martinez 11,20,26,27 John Mazur 10,12,14,19,32,57 (Frosh Boys representatives) Jerome McClinon 23, (Froebel) 60 Evelene McConn 3,56 Maria Mercado Doreen Mesa 18 (Washington High, Orchestra—Washington High) Daisy Millard 2,12,56 Aldean Miles Jr. 10,28,31,34 Peggy Miller 8,17,56 Darnell Mister 23 Charles Mitchell 15 (Froebel) Cathie Monroe 2,6,56 Ruben Morales 12,17,26,27,32 Ines Mujica Thomas Olivarez 17 Jerome O ' Neal 4,6,8,9,31,42,45 Victor Otero 17 Whitlyn Owens 10,23 (Honorary Cadet), 56 (board), 10 (president) Edison Pabon 13,17,23,32,43,44 Gloria Parker 24, (girls rifle team) Edward Tony Pate 1,2,4,6,17,18,28,46, (all city band orchestra) Elizabeth Perez 12,15,16 Tyrone Player 23,60 Gloria Poole 3,6,12,19,56,57 (President of Senior Class) Loyce Powell 1,2,6,7,8,13,16,24,56, (Girls rifle team) Jimmy Prince 4,23,28,34,44 Freddie Richards 4,6,17,18,23,60,28,31,46,49 Itsia Doris Rivera 1,10 Sharon Rockwell 6,7,5,6,65 Hector Rodriquez 17,32,35 Calvin Rogers 23,4,6,28,31 Oscar Rubalcava Houston Eugene Rucker 8,25,27, (I.U. Summer Theater) Cathy Roszkowiak 2,6,26,56 Carmen Sanchez 2 Sheila Sanders 15,16 (All City Choir) 58 Gloria Marie Santiago 2,3,5,6,16 Walter Scott 4,11,23 Gregory Serrano Lavinia Simington 2,3,8,16,24 Alveria Stallworth 6 Julius Stewart 23 Ron Stone 32,26,27 Calvin 15,23,27 Duane Sutton 18 (All City Orchestra) 27 William Taylor 31,48 Arthur Thames 19 William Thames 6,15,23 Ivory Tinsley 23,49 Elijah Trass 1,6,7,11,17,18,57 (Senior Class Treas.) (All City Orchestra) Andy Vasques 8,18,43 Mario Vasques 23 Gloria Villarruel 1,2,19,24 Betty Young 7 143 Acknowledgement The Emersonian staff for 1969 would like to acknowledge the persons, clubs and organizations, teachers and sponsors who made the publication of this book possible. Without you, the Emersonian ' 69 would have never been able to survive. Bob Lewis of Sterling-Conors Studios deserves a special thanks for his help in taking and developing many of our pictures and Al Schlegelmilch of Herff Jones who gave us a lot of his time, patience, and ideas for our yearbook. But most of all, we ' d like to acknowledge everyone at Emerson who bought a year¬ book and stood behind us all the way. You are truly—Striv¬ ing for Improvement. Angela Martin Editor-in-Chief Plus WALLY SCHLEY FITCH 144


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