George Rogers Clark High School - Powder Horn Yearbook (Whiting, IN)

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-wp:: :::: IS! Hi 11 1 1 ! ' ;|il ! SI! SllBlIll a eS S WSeff ZZS ■ - , _ _ _ _ Lauxn un».o _ George Rogers Clark 75 ... George Rogers Clark 5 • • George Rog Opened Doors.34 locks . Socks. Jocks.56 Fanwttur Faces.76 .124 .162 OwwXVimktes. Facelift ... Facelift ... Facelift The desire for knowledge is displayed as students unveil secrets of life. , ROGERS C a „ " o ot rHE TOONC AMERICAS WHO SHALL nt«r TFD FOR. USEFUL CITIZENSHIP slwoLVEDEDICATE THIS BUILDING MEMORY OF A GREAT AMERICAN. BOARD OF EDUCATION ScVtDX CESCHETOLER. TREASURER n the beginning there existed suitable land. In 1925 the Board of Education said, " Let there be a high school here to further the knowledge, the education, and the wisdom of the Robertsdale people. And so it was. A foundation was laid. The Creation began; seven years elapsed, and progress prevailed. Walls were erected, classrooms were formed, hallways took shape, and lockers were installed. In February of 1932, George Rogers Clark High School reached completion, an indelible landmark that would survive in a changing world. The doors were opened; knowledge was absorbed; an addition was built, and changes occurred. For forty-three years, student numbers have multiplied as generations of Clarkites have passed through the halls of G.R.C., receiving a unique high school experience at 1921 Davis Avenue. Overcrowding was a problem during the initial steps of construction. celift ... Facelift ... Facelift ... Facelift ... Facelift ... Facelift ... Facelift ... Facelift ... Facelift ... Facelift ... Facel Opening 3 Scaffolds replace tom auditorium chairs; a true mark of progress. Bright-eyed Mr. Mueller enlightens each person with a never-ending smile. The thought of the old gym creates a feeling of nostalgia. GJl.C reflects the strong inner feeling of pride. j ut as people age, so do buildings, displaying wrinkles, laugh lines, and physical decadence, yet still possessing a strong, firm, inner soul. As age takes its toll, inner machinery becomes sluggish and the ravages of age leave their creases even on Clark, uncovering the necessity of renewal. acelift ... Facelift ... Facelift ... Facelift ... Facelift ... Facelift ... Facelift ... Facelift ... Facelift ... Facelift ... Fac Opening 5 olift was needed, a physical lift, a FACELIFT to erase the symptoms of age and to revitalize its outward appearance by bringing new life and luster to an aging forty-three-year-old. This long-awaited facelift is renovating Clark, providing for today ' s youth. A brand new swimming pool and a remodeled auditorium, along with modern, aluminum, cool water drinking fountains, lowered ceilings, larger lockers, and revamped classrooms and hallways are all samplings of what is in store for Clarkites. When completed, Clark will be ready, refreshed refurbished, renewed, and revitalized for future generations of the Pioneer Family! ... Facelift ... Facelift ... Facelift ... Facelift ... Facelift . The preparation for new opportunities is rewarded by the final outcome. Facelift ... Facelift ... Facelift Opening 7 ) enovation affected student life in a variety of difficult, yet comical ways. Students sat through classes as dust, hammering, and verbal " no-nos " filtered through vents. When the bottom floor was boarded, students were forced to move into new lockers, often needing to wait in line to gather books and personal belongings. The halls and lunchrooms became overcrowded, and it sometimes seemed strange to have to enter the building on 119th Street, with no choice but to proceed up the staircase to the main floor. The facelift established patterns and barriers for students, but these students did not become disillusioned as they weeded through roadblocks in excited anticipation. Laugh Lines ... Laugh Lines ... Laugh Lines ... Laugh Lines ... Laugh Lines ... Laugl Student Life Laugh Lines 9 A Pom workshop at Rockford College was attended for one week by corp members: Margie Bobos, Terri Wandel, Maria Guiden, Diane Gesik, Beth Roznawski. Lydia Quattrin at I.U., Cindy Dziezak and Nancy Dobos at Western Kentucky University added their special effects to respective newspaper workshops. One week was spent by Dana Serafin and Bill Lantz at I.U. learning principles of Student Leadership. Bill also attended a photography workshop at I.U. Journalism Workshoppers Jean Zajac and Karen Shebesh attended Ball State for two weeks to learn aspects of reporting and layout design. 10 Interest in Trigonometry and Computers brought Suellen Szarmach and Terry Franklin to a one week I.U. Math Workshop. Boys ' and Girls ' Staters-Front row: Sharon Heslin, Vince Catania, Donna Quigley. Back row-Mark Sciacero, |im Radloff, Damon Homco. »- Wa+m dotted dDii ds s- Time was the most important thing to all workshoppers. There just never seemed to be enough of it. Whether selected for their scholastic ability as Marylynn Samek, Linda Navta, and Boys and Girls staters or if they just wanted to improve themselves or learn new techniques to better our school ' s institutions, workshoppers agreed they still didn ' t have the time they needed to do everything. For some, the day began with a knock on the door by floor counselors or an alarm set for 6:00 a.m. From then on it was a race against the clock; running to classes, applying new techniques in assignments, meeting new people, taking breaks, finishing the afternoon with supper, listening to lectures, attending the last class of the day. Most workshoppers agree this is when the fun began. Confined to their respective halls around 10:00 p.m., workshoppers found ways to amuse themselves until lights out; whether it was by having pillow fights, or more often than that doing homework. A room check concluded the evenings activities for some workshoppers. But others lingered on in dimly lit rooms, under beds, and in closets, cramming to finish that one last all-day assignment, probably all night, too. Returning home, exhausted workshoppers all agreed that there just was not enough time. The Cologne Cathedral was one of the many places Marylynn Samek visited during an eight week stay in Germany. 11 Waiting to consult with their counselors, students mingled in the outer office of the Guidance Department. After the arrival of the long-awaited yearbook, Lisa Jones searches for the right words to express her feelings. Sparkling water from a hose is equivalent to a tall glass of lemonade after a hot summer day ' s practice. The last week in August, Mr. Guiden was on hand to pass out schedules and work out any problems with students. 6 a s b School-oriented life ended and students embarked on a fun-filled summer: cycling, swimming, playing tennis, standing around on 119th Street, or just laying lazily out in the sun. But some industrious students also attended summer school, or workshops, or obtained a job. July passed, August came, summer slowed, and students gave into the fact that school would soon begin. An article in the newspaper let Clarkites know that they would have to come during the last week in August to check schedules and make necessary changes. Students straggled in on their designated days greeted by familiar faces of friends waiting to see counselors. Smiling faces quickly faded after standing in line anywhere from fifteen minutes to an hour. The frustrations of waiting finally took its toll. Schedules were fixed, and a week later school began. The halls echoed the footsteps of 1,000 students. 13 o 0) E o X fCemeeetndg- d Fled Oj Sxiiment The halls of GRC were filled with pulsation, penetrating within each individual. Clark ' s indrawn spirit emerged in an atmosphere of anticipation and excitement as students prepared for Homecoming 74. During Spirit Week, students rose to the occasion and displayed a unique form of school spirit. Many students chuckled at the sight of their peers plastered with buttons and bows, and Pioneer blue and white. The week went on and students were busy with last minute rushes and as floats were designed each class began dreaming of the 1st place ribbon. Finally, October 4th arrived. Each student made an extra effort to walk past the Booster Club lawn display and visit Voris ' Ark and his chosen animals. Throughout the morning, students used their spare seconds rushing to see their floats. The bell rang and Clarkites raced to the old gym for the traditional Homecoming Pep Assembly, the last to be held in Clark ' s " little gym. " Nick ' s Gridders managed to maneuver their way through the swarms of hyper students. In the Senior Class Skit, Senior .guys stimulated the football team by imitating cheerleaders, while Ithe girls showed their masculinity by impersonating the players. After listening to Coach Voris in his Pioneer cap, each class " psyched-up " for the yell Contest. Red faces glistened from the Seniors as they combined forces to capture first place. Anticipation mounted, and Celeste Jurek was announced as 1974-75 Homecoming Queen. When the assembly ended, students proceeded to prepare for the parade. Class and club floats were lined up while students put on the finished touches. " We Noah the Tigers ' ll Miss the Boat, " the Senior Class float, snatched the first place, the blue ribbon. The Homecoming Game began soon after the parade, and after a spectacular halftime show, Mr. Voris was proud of his players as they produced a 21-20 victory over the Tech Tigers. Homecoming 74 and " Noah ' s Ark " wound up on Saturday night, October 5, as students waltzed to the music of " Stonewood Fox, " the final Homecoming Dance to be held in the " little gym. " Seniors reminisced about previous homecomings and Homecoming 74, their last as Clarkites, and underclassmen anticipated those to come. Ending the perfect weekend. Barb Powell rocks to the beat of the music at the homecoming dance. 14 Thoughts of the evening ' s performance. Lovely vivacious cheerleaders, lantz, poms squeamishly performed to Dr. and Beans, captivate members of the Doolittle ' s, " Talk to the Animals. " varsity Football team at pep assembly. Seniors show their artistic talents and creativity by building the first place float in class competition. Fired up for victory. Coach Voris emotes Noah, accompanied by several of his his desire to " Trample the Tigers. " animal friends, welcomed Clarkites to the homecoming lawn display. Enthusiastically participating in homecoming activities, Cindy Ramsey proudly displays the " Pioneer Spirit. " Student Life Homecoming 74 15 Becoming the shelves of a fashion showcase, Clark ' s halls held the modern dress of today ' s youth. Wire rimmed glasses, pierced earrings, platforms, and scarves added an extra touch. Boys continued to sport long hair, while girls considered shorter hair styles. Representing school dress were the midi-skirt, dresses, wool and knit pants, cardigan sweaters or fancy blouses and shirts, and the more casual jeans, flannel shirts, vests, T-shirts, overalls, and work shirts. Although a variety of styles were seen around school, students wore what they were more comfortable in. Inaugural Ball kicked off the dancing season. A lack of time and planning forced the dance from the 74 season into the first dance of 75. Fast gyrations and on-and-off blinking and many colored lights created the mood. Classes and or¬ ganizations sponsored dances as a source of entertainment for Clarkites. " Anything goes " governed the way students reacted to the pul¬ sating beat of the music. If someone didn ' t enjoy dancing, they could relax by listening to the music. Dances were more than just activities, they were happenings. Jackets, midis, parkas in plaids with a variety of colors, and fur trimmings were displayed throughout the halls. Lax dress codes enabled students to dress casually and comfortably in over¬ alls, sport pants, and T-shirts. Student Life Fads Dances 17 Melissa Moynihan and Craig Spanburg " strike-up " a hearty laugh. Polkas were just a few of the many tempos set by the Blue Tones. ' Twas the night of the Formal and all through the town, the boys donned their sport coats-the girls, their gowns. The couples were nestled in Vogel ' s Gold Room, from seven to twelve with " Blue Tones " in tune. The youth was " hung¬ up " with a holiday cheer, thinking that Santa soon would be here. The girls were so charming, the boys divine, that Dec. 22nd, a night, so fine. When out on the dance floor there rose such a clatter: a polka, a waltz, it just didn ' t matter! They wiggled and they jiggled and they swayed with such ease, from " Rainy Days " to " Rudolf " -no one was displeased! With punch, with cookies, with enchantment endowed, this night, a highlight, S.C. should be proud! The minutes flew by and the Grand March drew near, marking eve ' s end with a laugh, smile, or tear. The clock struck twelve and all was well. Old flowers and favors can only now tell, of the joy and delight, ending with " Merry Christmas and Good Night! " •SW W lifktHkifrjj Assemblies and intramurals were placed sparingly on the school calendar because of various difficulties encountered by Student Council. Assembly plans were initiated over the summer when committee members began writing letters to folk groups, candidates running for office, magicians, and others in hopes of receiving favorable answers. Responses soon came back but several of these groups asked for unreasonable fees and the Student Council, who at that time was in financial trouble, had to turn them down. A few of the respondents who refused were " M. R. Rush " and " Styx. " Others had to be cancelled because of unforeseen circumstances such as Senator Birch Bayh who was unable to come because of developments stemming from Watergate, and an ESP specialist, Bobby Nuckles, who was unable to come because of a car accident. Further mishaps plagued Student Council. Assemblies had to be cancelled because of inadequate facilities. One of the most important assemblies cancelled was Mr. Buemiller ' s " Let ' s Travel. " He has come to Clark for years with movies of his travels from across the world and was turned away because of problems with the auditorium. These difficulties resulted in only two assemblies; the first with gubernatorial candidate Richard Lugar; the second being folk singers Mickey Camp and Ray Barony. Intramurals also were few because of a lack of planning, interest, and participation. Attempts made to start basketball intramurals failed when student interest dwindled. But three successful intramurals were held: tennis, bowling, and homeroom volleyball. These intramurals united classmates and encouraged sportsmanship among the participating students. In order to influence students ' voting decisions, Dave Pecenka spoke during the S.C. Campaign assembly. A concert of folk music was the final assembly held in the auditorium. 20 Doug Sfleets sfets i during the homen Precision and timing, shown by Jon Toops, are both important factors in bowling technique. Renee Zubay takes everything in stride during intramural tennis semi-finals. Campaigning for votes, Mayor Richard Lugar spoke to Clarkites about his political aims. Gilbert Lozano gets ready to block a spike from Mr. William ' s homeroom. To bring further attention to their cause, some Clarkites protested in front of the Administration Building. The announcement made during a School Board meeting that Football Coach Voris was not recommended for a contract renewal caused great concern among students and parents. The following morning, March 21, some students planned a walkout on Mr. Voris ' behalf. They arrived at 8:00 a.m. with signs and pins saying " Retain Voris " or " Clark needs discipline " and staged a sitdown just outside the principal ' s office, blocking traffic, gathering a crowd of onlookers and bystanders. As the morning classes began, these students proceeded out of school chanting " We want Voris. " After marching around school, they headed for the Administration Building. The day ' s disturbances subsided, school ended, and Clarkites headed home fo r Spring Break with time to ponder these new events. Returning to school, students were greeted with the news that at the coach ' s request a hearing had been granted. These hearings customarily held at the Administration Building were moved to Clark ' s gym so all interested public could attend. The hearings were held three evenings, April 14-16, during which time members of the School Board listened to testimonies of students, concerned Adult Booster Club members, and Administrators. Over 1,500 students and parents showed their concern by attending. At the beginning of each of the evenings, several students and parents gave Mr. Voris a standing ovation. On the final evening of the hearing. Board members conducted a one-hour executive board meeting to deliberate on all testimonies given and to decide whether or not to renew the Coach ' s contract. A one-to-four vote in favor of renewal of his contract resulted. Students, parents, faculty, and the general public left the gym at 3:30 a.m. on April 17, without having any regrets. Cheers and standing ovations during hearings expressed the public ' s support of Mr. Voris. Student Life Controversy 23 One of the many students testifying on Mr. Voris ' behalf was George Grabovac. With the aid of his lawyer, Mr. Voris was able to have his contract renewed. An estimated 3,000 people crowded into the gym on the final night of the hearing. Much time was exerted by expanded curriculum committee members as they hashed out problems, cut all necessary red tape, and planned classes. Hours were spent thinking of interesting classes and obtaining teachers and guest speakers for them. It meant handing out surveys, talking with teachers about their avocations, asking if they would be willing to share them with students, and mak ing several phone calls. Additional time was spent finding materials and rooms necessary for each class. Expanded curriculum, ready for student sign up the Friday before Spring break and due to large absenteeism, was cancelled until the Monday after break. Sign up was then held in an orderly fashion during the students ' English classes. Inadequate numbers of signatures on the part of uninterested students during sign up, caused Expanded Curriculum to be canceled. Food-Fun Fair the annual PTA fund-raising project held around Halloween for many years, was rescheduled to January 21, due to conflicting school activities. Renovation forced the Fair, traditionally held in the basement, to be moved to the first floor and into the new wing of the building. These moves affected the placements of booths and the selling activities at the fair. The Student Council dance previously held in the old gym, was moved to the new gym, initiating a first and a new tradition. The dance featuring Urizon highlighted the evening activities. Handing out prizes for the basketball toss game booth, Marybeth Bereoles helps raise money for the Band. Committee members help interested absenteeisms sign up for classes. The raffling of the pinnata was one of the many exciting moments for fair- goers. Karen Pappalardo and Barb Porubyanski check over class lists for schedules and problems, and make last minute changes. v ' Ww; French Club member, Kathy Horvat, gets into the true spirit of the Food Fair by selling sweets to eat. The Food Fair Dance concluded an enjoyable evening for Ann Marie Bugyis. J i s4 " I can ' t wait until Friday and the weekend. " This comment was more commonly uttered during warm Fall and Spring weather when Clarkites had the opportunity to walk downtown or sit in front of school; go horsebackriding, cyclying, or camping; to play tennis, baseball, or basketball; to take in a movie or attend a concert at Civic Center. Winter time also found Clarkites longing for a chance to go skiing, skating, tabagoning or to play hockey, or to just sit at home watching television and forgetting about school problems. For industrious students, weekends and after school meant work at White Castles, McDonald ' s, Bercik ' s Station or at Park View and other local businesses. For Clarkites job hours ranged from one to two hours to a four-hour or eight-hour workday. The part-time and full-time jobs supplied Clarkites with extra spending money and necessary finances for college, giving students insight into future responsibilities as adults. Working for Condes ' Restaurant, Joe Evano finds dirty dishes to be cleaned. Employed by Condes ' loanne Miklusak prepared food as her job in the kitchen. 26 Pre-season cleaning for Dairy Queen was accomplished by the work of Tony Wood. Cleaning windows and filling up tanks is an everyday thing for Rich Hastings and Jay Schmidt. A game of tennis is enjoyed by lean Barilla after a weekend of school. Free time for Bill Lantz and John Biel is well spent while fishing. Four Seniors find a romp in the park an enjoyable way to spend a Spring day. Student Life Weekends Jobs 27 exeeli Jel (HHUeaee Jim Porubyanski is recognized for all of his contributions to the Orchestra. Complete concentration and dedicatior attributes to the Orchestra ' s perfection. The Orchestra ' s production of Sights and Sounds 75 was a top-notch presentation of the Orchestra ' s outstanding talents. Throughout the year. Orchestra toured many schools and performed for many groups and Sights and Sounds was their final performance,, a collection of the year ' s hard work. Orchestra performed selections from various popular composers such as the Carpenters, Burt Bacharach, and Frank Zappa and turned to a few of their favorites and contest winning numbers such as " Corazon, " " Banana Flower, " and " MacArthur Park. " Senior members of the group, along with other members deserving credit for their dedication and contributions were acknowledged and received awards. Sights and Sounds 75 was a fabulous display of individual and group talent but only a meager audience was fortunate enough to experience this " Musical Experience. " Serenaders participated in the program, adding vocals and choreography to the Girls ' Ensemble " swing " to the music from " Sweet Charity. " Student Life Sights and Sounds 75 29 Despite the heat, Joe Miller and Debbie Halik swing to the music of the " Blue Tones. " Punch was a nice refresher for couple Sharon Gaylor and Kevin Herakovich. Kathy Savich tries to teach brother Steve to loosen up to a polka. As others Polka, Nancy Lozano and Marco Kraft take a rest from the dance floor. Karen Girman and Bill Pers enjoy just being in each others arms. May 23 ... " Stairway to Heaven " ... 8:00-midnight ... music by " Blue Tones " ... new formals, borrowed formals, rented tuxedos ... straw boquets, live boquets, varied boutineers ... a warm, lovely spring evening .... enchantment_happiness ... " Cloud Nine " ... " love " ... no air-conditioning ... quart bottles of 7 Up ... clothes moist with perspiration and tuxedo coats hung on the backs of chairs ... slow, romantic dances and quick, light kisses ... polkas, rock music, and a little more perspiration ... the final dance, the " Blue Tone Polka, " and ... That was Prom 75. K of C Hall in Whiting ... 12:30-3:00 a.m.... music by " Montery " ... garters worn around arms ... tux coats, bow ties, shoes and jackets shed ... an over-active air-conditioner... fantastic punch and cookie table ... rock music, and more rock music ... a crowded dance floor ... a few slight yawns . . a final glass of punch, and ... That was After Prom. No sleep ... little sleep ... over-sleeping ... trunks filled with breakfast, lunch, or whatever was desired ... blankets ... bikinis ... Warren Dunes, Indiana Dunes ... a hot sun, sunset, even moonlight and ... That was the " Day After. " Prom 75: the Night of Nights for Clarkites. Seniors hold it as a memory of their final high-school prom and underclassmen now know the joy of their First Prom. The plentiful punch table provided much pleasure for hungry prom-goers. 31 After Baccalaureate and the Senior Class Picture, parents and graduates were refreshed and socialized at the Senior Tea. The end, the purpose, the goal of any high-school student was reached on june 4 as members of the Class of 1975 received their diplomas. Baccalaureate and the Senior Tea on June 1 along with Commencement on Wednesday, June 4 left seniors either happy or sad, cheery-eyed or teary- eyed as they realized that “it was all over. " Only the future remained and this thought, along with memories of activities as Pioneers filled the minds of seniors as they marched to " Pomp and Circumstance " donned caps and gowns, heard speeches, and shifted their tassels. Suddenly, wtTh the mere wearing of the " Big Blue " caps and gowns, the Class of 75 shifted from students to graduates, and from graduates to alumni. 3iem Student Life Graduation 33 Although learning includes films and demonstrations, students still have to hit the books. Deftness, and precision, Larry Zembala finds, are two important factors for metal shop. 4 ducation is the purpose of the learning institution, a requirement to some and an opportunity for those who hunger for knowledge by searching for answers to the questions " Who? What? When? Where? Why? and How? " Many tools may be employed in the learni ng process such as textbooks, audio-visual materials, and remedial programs, making the road to discovery a little easier to tread. But mental cultivation is a two-way street, since educators and professional materials are fruitless if the receiver is indifferent or disinclined. Students at Clark experienced a unique learning situation resulting from dampers that had been provoked by Clark ' s " facelift. " After the first semester, classes shifted from the basement floor to other niches in the building, a major disruption. " Noise pollution " and " Workmen working " invaded classrooms by disrupting lectures and guest speakers, presenting teachers and students with humorous situations, forcing the Pioneer Family to adjust to its environment and allow progress to press onward. r Chairs, desks, and rooms, once occupied by students, are temporarily abandoned so renovation can take effect. Opened Doors ... Opened Doors ... Opened Doors ... Opened D( Academics Opened Doors 35 Speech class enables Jim Pike and Sue Ostrom to effectively air their views. Yarn t|J Compositions, speeches, novels, poems, and term papers-these bits of material are quite common to the English student. Though cries of complaint were commonly heard from the mouths of frustrated students, a great many of them consented that they felt English was their most interesting and enjoyable class. Members of freshman English classes spent many hours in class reviewing the fundamentals of grammar. Feelings like " this is dull, this is uninteresting " frequently raced through their minds. Sophomore English students would agree that speech making was a nerve-wracking Frosh discussion group members wait for someone to break the ice. With a semester ' s experience in oral presentation behind him, Mike Buksar gives a flawless “final " speech. experience. Sweaty palms, headaches, and plain old anxiety made many sophs ill at ease. As the year progressed, however, the students found their oral deliveries easier to handle. " Liberation " can best describe the English situation for juniors and seniors as they were able to select from a number of different English classes. Those enrolled in literature classes had a chance to exercise their independence, for much of their work was done on a task assignment basis. Comp, students will long remember thumbing through their dictionaries to avoid spelling errors and will never quite forget such logical falacies as " hasty generalization " and " undefined term. " In Business English, students became familiar with the procedures of large companies when they set up their own corporations. Members of speech class were able to develop mastery of the spoken word. Those who had expected it to be a " hack off " class found the subject matter to be " not as easy as everyone said it would be. " No matter what course one elected to take, he found he gained much valuable knowledge, usable both in and out of the classroom. Academics English 37 The world in 1975-due to rapid technological changes-appears to be " shrinking " at an extraordinary rate. This " shrinkage " is bringing nations into closer contact, making the knowledge of a foreign language a true asset. Language mastery seems to be difficult, though, as only a fortunate handful seemed to be able to remember long lists of vocabulary words and correct conjugation of verbs. Some strived diligently to succeed in their language, hoping to be able to convey their ideas clearly in a foreign tongue. Others found their chosen language to be nothing but a hassle, using their dictionaries not for assignments but only to locate various obscenities. Be it French, German, or Spanish, students absorbed from the class exactly what they put into it. Verb tense mastery will aid Karey Pieters in her study of Spanish. Exchange student Renan Aguero of Costa Rica enjoys being the center of attention. Could she be jamming? Suellen Szarmach concentrates on a taped conversation. Academics Language 39 The Li sit Bright students, as well as burn-outs, attempted to see the light when snowed under in mathematics class. They entered the room with a ray of sunshine ready to switch on to new ideas, but a blackout immediately occurred upon leaving the mathematics basics. Freshmen made endless efforts to prove the commonly known 1+1=2. They knew the solution to this equation in childhood, and they wondered why a mathematics major had to have proof of such a simple problem. This is where the lights went out for them. The remainder of their math years was traveled through blindly. Sophomores measured their competence of lines, angles, surfaces, and solids. They defined, compared, and sketched more than their little hearts desired. As they progressed, a speck of light appeared to open their minds and materials began to stay in place. Pupils could then search their minds and use already proven theorems to test new principles. Yesterday, as the day progressed, the sun rose in all its glory. As students continually advance in math, their minds become enriched and they eventually see the light. In a state of astonishment, Mike Mashura watches Chuck Badnarik breeze through his problem. The heat is on Brian Ciastko as he attempts to prove a difficult theorem. Embarrassed by her mistake, Doris 1 oth just laughs it off. 40 challenge of working proofs. Academics Math 41 Concepts Chaos A world to explore—be it the complexities of the structure of the minutest sub-atomic particle or the awe-inspiring vastness of the universe— these things and much more awaited the science student. Blurry-eyed seniors stumbled into physics class at the ungodly hour of 7:20 hoping to increase their knowledge of motion and energy. The idea of playing mad scientist appealed to some chemistry buffs, as they applied what they learned in the classroom to their lab work. Others could not adjust to the atmosphere of the laboratory and found themselves breaking test tubes and causing minor fires. Those enrolled in biology classes studied various organisms of the plant and animal kingdom. Lab work commonly consisted of the use of the microscope in identifying cellular structure and bacterial presence. Advanced biology students conducted many experiments on live rats, gerbils, white mice, and hamsters, while advanced chemistry students did an indepth study of their favorite vitamin entitled " Everything you wanted to know about Vitamin C but were afraid to ask. " Muddled minds and blank expressions are characteristics common to the chemistry student. Physics-minded Ron Wleklinski and his colleague Bob Strempka try to verify Hooke ' s Law. Three minutes seem more like three hours to Jeff Batson while addressing his biology class. Academics Science 43 Sophomores find note taking an essential part of history class. juniors become bored with the facts of America ' s past. Shorthand efficiency gives Sharon Banas a marketable skill to offer employers. Filing teaches students like Janice McCoy the importance of organization. In 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue. In 1975 the business world continued to strive. Things began with future bachelors and bachelorettes preparing themselves, throughout the school year to begin their voyage down the sea of life. The prospective secretaries braved the storms of shorthand, filing, and typing to prepare for a smooth landing. They didn ' t want to enter the world with closed eyes, but with open minds. Some girls combined college prep along with business courses hoping to enlighten their lives. They wanted to increase their knowledge as well as their abilities. The world is not always calm and peaceful, so they planned to sail, well armed. Even the male of the species can ' t be forgotten. They, too, faced the turbulence of bookkeeping and business machines while striving to master these skills. As they clicked through typing, fury arose within, only to cease with the day ' s end. Grunts and groans were heard frequently, but almost everyone rode out the storm. Social study students drifted into affairs by increasing their knowledge on the economic turmoil. Pupils entered classrooms empty minded and for some, note books remained blank, but many departed with gears in motion. Sophomores and Juniors scurried sluggishly through history class o nly to find themselves caught in the maze of government and econ. Here they learned the true meaning of boredom, an extra hour to catch up on lost sleep. In the meantime, sociology brought about class discussion to get things off of one ' s chest. At the journey ' s end, the cruise into life will long be remembered. Academics Business, Social Studies 45 " Exercise! Eat the right foods! Dress properly! " These are three cliches w hich are heard often but are not taken to heart. " Kids " finally began doing something about the increasing lack of interest in life. Due to the fact that students wished to expand their gymnastic abilities, an advanced phys. ed. class was offered for the first time. Juniors and Seniors were given more freedom to express themselves instead of following strict schedules. Later, if one walked through the corridors, he could detect the aroma of different concoctions. Following his nose, one would stumble into the foods room. Here the pupils learned what foods to eat for healthy living and how to prepare them. To gather the facts, students turned to sewing class to put a stitch on the rising cost of living. They fashioned clothes to fit their images. All in all, new enthusiasm shaped the life of the eager beaver. Academics Home Ec Phys. Ed. 47 " It ' s a break from the hum-drum of the classroom, " was one of the reasons cited by many students for their involvement in the Music Department. With scheduling difficulties as they were, however, students were frequently talked out of taking band, orchestra, or choir by counselors who felt that other, more scholarly courses should receive top priority. " People don ' t seem to realize, " commented one choir member, " that I ' ve got to use my brain more in choir than in any of my other classes. " In the choir room, students learned music theory as well as performance. Even experienced concert choir members became tense at the thought of singing before the Choir. Reaping laurels were those involved in the NISBOVA contest. The efforts of the entire Choral Department brought forth their album. The Music of Christmas. Orchestra members put their personal feelings aside for the betterment of their organization. This co-operation paid off as the instrumentalists felt the " thrill of victory " in capturing a first in both the NISBOVA and the state Stage Band and Swing Choir contests. Band members used class time to add to their repertoire of marches, musical comedies, and pop tunes. Usually seen WinU ak den music al abiliti In art class, shop, and mechanical drawing, boys and girls are given the chance to express personal ideas and are able to design something of true originality. There are many kinds of tools and machines used during the art and shop classes, and students must learn about them and how to use them before they can begin to construct certain items. After these basic understandings are achieved, students can master the art of shaping and combining different materials to create definite objects. Mechanical drawing is the fundamentals of dimensions and sketching. In this class, students are acquainted with the basic principles of the construction and design of buildings. They also learn how to read and prepare neat and accurate blueprints. This year the Northern Indiana Art Association sponsored the first annual high school art show. The students 13 projects were expected to be creative, therefore, much time and effort went into their works during class as well as outside of class. These classes allow the students to express a part of themselves. Academics Art, Shop 51 Debbie Biedron, Kathy Kokotis, Linda Lyle, Mitzi Wagner, and Kathy Gaylor LOST 5 o T DO c OJ c aj £ 5 o g 2a 2-tf § Si? sl S I i (U — Q- F ■C o ™ o 2 9! «s 3 OJ 5 U -F. § « o •= o ¥ 81? tS « E _g -c •- oj ‘E i Z E Q Academics Talent 55 Things lined up just right for Chris Davis. ndividual competition as well as the powerful team effort exerted by the athlete is stimulated by both physical and mental temperament. When a challenge exists, determination, pride, and the thirst for success take command of all bodily senses and the " Impossible Dream is apt to become a reality. This year, attitude, disci¬ pline, self control, and new techniques had formulated squads of victory and newfledged talents. At the eleventh hour the gridiron was struck while it was hot, and Pioneer football was emancipated from its thirty- year-bond of defeat. J.V. Cross Country also experienced the sensation of a conference championship and girls came into clearer focus as volleyball, basketball, tennis, and track laid the firm foundation for Girls ' Athletics at Clark. The trend was broken and doors were opened to any individual with the interest, desire, and drive to participate. The spirit of compe¬ tition was revolutionized and a " lift " was experienced physically-depicted in the faces of the accomplished and mentally-experienced in the thrill of the triumphant and the disappointment of the defeated. The sound of basketballs and the rumble of running feet will no longer be heard because of renovation. |im Biel finds that competition requires dedication from the individual. Anxiously awaiting the start of the game, players receive last-minute encouragements and instructions. Sports Locks, Socks, Jocks I Locks, Socks, Jocks ... Locks, Socl ■fi r Athletics were ligated by Kathy and many other wWien athletes. Left-Frosh-soph runners at the start another win at Forsythe Park against Roosevelt. Above—Dave Pecenka stands at the ready and anticipates a serve from his opponent. J. V. Cross Country-Front row: G. Mores, R. Moessels, B. Cuculic, B. Saylor, T. Hetzel, K. Wall, D. Belile, R. Chapek,). Serafin. Back row: J. Biel, G. Borza, M. Cole, E. Strbjak, T. Jurbala, W. Cuculich, D. Toth, K. Kalina, M. Canner, D. Furtak. 1 4 Netman Bill Pers uses a successful forearm to demolish a stubborn foe at a conference match. Varsity Cross Country-Front row: T. Piatek, B. Jakubczyk, M. lakubovie, ). Davis, ). Biel, G. Kaminsky. Back row: T. Ryzewski, K. Wall, B. Cuculic, Coach Shields. It was Charles Darwin who proposed the theories of evolution and survival of the fittest. It was high school athletics that put the theories into practice. The first steps in the evolutionary process towards varsity perfection, the systematic " weeding out " of tomorrow ' s headliners, come at the freshman and junior varsity levels of competition. Mr. Yelton assumed the freshman football headcoach ' s job, and along with Mr. Ridgely, had to form an initial cell along the lines of the varsity program. This task must be accomplished with elements from different schools with different football backgrounds. The B-squad consisted of sophomores, juniors, and occasionally a few seniors. Their goal was to adapt to the style of play of their varsity counterparts, with whom they practiced daily. Mr. Hovanec had a task similar to that of Mr. Yelton, except that he prepared freshmen for the demanding world of basketball, " Pioneer style. " Mr. Otis, a new face at Clark, had the most success in the evolutionary process. His J-V basketballers were fit enough to survive in 14 of 20 games and several players " showed real promise. " Not everyone who played football or basketball this year will be here next year, but those who are will be evolving into the athletic future of Clark High School. FROSH FOOTBALL TEAM-Front Row: D. Kasmeirski, D. Kansky, ). Turner, S. Hmielewski, R. Balko, D. Erminger, Mr. Yelton. Second Row: H. Garcia, P. Lewandowski, M. Danielson, K. Gryzwana, T. Antonidas, M. Mileusnich, L. Glass. Third Row: N. Bajda, D. Hruskocy, B. Colbert, M. Nelson, M. Hruskocy, M. Bogolia. Fourth Row; Mr. Ridgley, T. Tiemersma, D. Sheets, R. Bryson,). Luptak, P. Gyerko, H. Flaris. 62 - Bill Cuculic attempts a shot over the arms of a Whiting opponent. FROSH BASKETBALL TEAM-Front: D. Cole, S. Gaber, C. Lien, R. Balko, R. Mossoels, G. Borza, S. Hmielewski, M. Sejna, Coach Hovanec. Back: D. Sheets, G. Mores, J. Birch, D. Robertson, S. Miller, B. Cuculic, P. Gyerko, K. Wall, F. Yates, H. Flaris. B-SQUAD BASKETBALL TEAM-Front: D. Bellile, R. Saylor, T. Hetzel, D. Toth, M. Cole. Back: Mr. Otis, M. Canner, G. Gravovac, E. Strbjak, K. Kalina, J. Serafin, W. Cuculic. Ken Wall flips from near the foul line for the freshman team. B-teamer Mike Canner straings for two against Gary Roosevelt. Sports ).V. Football Basketball 63 64 Joe Miller and Steve Savich await the outcome of a Mark Skertich lay-up. Milan Kruszynski listens in on Pioneer strategy during a time out. Clark ' s Jim Radloff challenges a defending Panther and struggles toward the basket for two points. With confidence and ability, guard Mike Krajnak slips past his defender in a home bout against Hobart. High school teams run in cycles. A program turns out some good players. These players mold W M a team that wins for a few seasons and then W they pass through to end the cycle. This year ' s team marked the end of the basketball cycle that rose Clark to prominence in recent years. Ron Sieman ' s second season as the Pioneer coach was marked by injuries to key personnel. Only one starter who was a starter last year, was involved in the nerve skattering, come-from-behind losses, and an 8-13 record. But through the adversity came bright moments ... a tensioi packed 42-41 win at Whiting. Mark Skertich ' s 30 point night in a 74-59 pounding of Morton. Chris Kalmas scoring 19 points against Cavit, wearing a bulky knee-brace. A Dan Vida swish from the corner, or Jim Radloff taking one off the boards. It was not the kind of season Pioneer fans were used to of late. But it was basketball and the cycle must begin again. Losing only three seniors, the Pioneers have one way to go next year, and that way is up. Sports Basketball o poti Varsity Front Row: ). Leimbach, B. Lantz, K. Brown, J. Klen, T. Markovich, E. Erminger, J. Martinez. Back Row: J. Higgison, Mr. Yelton, T. Kowal, R. Ybarra,). Varbel, R. King, F. Behrens, C. Zelenack, M. Hmielewski, J. Batson. " Waddja expect? " Fred Behrens seems to say as he wins a match. Reserve Javier Lozano scrutinizes his opponent, looking for a takedown. Competition is one of the oldest instincts in man and the most revered form of competition is when one man goes out on his own to try himself against other individuals. Runners experience this; so do swimmers and golfers. But wrestling presents probably the most matched competition possible. Generally, both contestants weigh the same and have the same move s and countermoves at their disposal. When two wrestlers meet in the most primal form of competition, they must rely on their individual quickness and strength. The job of the wrestling coach is to refine these abilities in his athletes. However, not every wrestler attains refinement. A 3-7 record for this year ' s Pioneer wrestlers show that this was the case for Coach Tennyson ' s team. Nearly half of this year ' s starters had a minimum of experience, hurting the team ' s chance. Out of this difficult season emerged four senior stars, Fred Behrens, Rick King, Joe Klen, and Jeff Leimbach; all went as far as the regionals on the state title trail. Behrens and Klen fell early in the competition, but King and Leimbach advanced to the Calmuet finals before being stopped. King and Leimbach posted individual 21-3-1 records-models of the refinement of competition. Freshman B-squader, Rod King, pulls down an adversary for the first points. Rick King administers an effective scissors to a regional foe. lef unbach gets Wildcat Jerome Skinne fc " for their regional match. Sports Wrestling 67 = !?!, !§=-?i C -D -g £ , 2 Si a; 5 " -Q O - t g Jj £ t £ = o ! s 5 I j O -C i 1511 ‘ III gz.il lj e 5 . S U 0 2-5 .OJ -c to d m $ Jill ob-£ = -O d 1 a= -i re -n o -» £ .! " 8 O ° i 0-0 . ro V | " “ O " §2 t Oi S.5 III Clark. Track Team—Front Row: M. Sejna, R. Massoels, C. Borza, S. Mottet, B. jakubczyk, D. Sheets, C. Mores, R. Mis, R. Oliver, Middle Row: P. Chappell, S. Ciastko,). Mottet, J. Biel, R. Robertson, C. Cuculic, B. Pers, T. Rosenberg, Back Row: Coach Yelton, B. Elinkowski, M. Jakubovie, M. Dabertin, K. Bognar, C. Mihalov, S. Savich, B. Ciastko, K. Wall, Coach Hemmingway. A calculating Randy Cusik is probably applying a little geometry to a putt. Golf—M. Hlebasko, K. Rathburn, R. Cusik, D. Smolen, D. Moats, W. Cuculich. Form is essential to running. On the left, Ken Wall strides a two mile, while Mark Dabertin, on the right, digs in a 440. Don Moats plans to hit the ball a country mile as he tees off. It ' s already been said that change eventually comes to Clark. Yet this school also remains a home of time- honored tradition. And what could be more time-honored than track, golf, and soccer? Organized track and field events date back to the ancient Olympics. Golf found its beginning in Scotland during the twelfth or thirteenth century. Soccer is rumored to have started in very old England when some people unearthed the skull of a long-dead Danish conqueror, and kicked it through the streets. The super patriots of their day. Often this spring, Clark athletes fared about as well as that Danish cranium. Small numbers, early " retirements, " and sickness and injury made the track season a struggle. Whiting, Gavit, and Roosevelt finally fell to the Pioneer runners late in the season. The frosh-soph track team fared only slightly better. Mr. Watkins attributed inexperience to be the cause of a dismal golf season. With no returning seniors, junior Don Moats was the only regular back this year. The soccer team again failed to break out of the aggrevating slump of the last few years. Inability to score and an abundance of opponent ' s penalty shots made the kickers an easy mark despite some admirable defensive performances. Time, honor, and tradition; nice, but no substitute for victory. Ask any runner, jumper, medalist, halfback, or goalie. Soccer Team-Front Row: B. Dugan, D. Zajac,). Vrabel, K. Boswell, R. Centkowski, A. Villanueva, I-Klen, ]. Boguszewicz,). Kail, E. Erminger, M. Charnota, L. Randall. Back Row: D. Ermmger, R. Fletcher, M_Bogoha, B. Tolley, N. Avgerinos, R. Winderlich, D. Osborn, C. Martinez, T. Ryzewski, T. Adam, S. Solkey, R. Ybarra, M. Garcia, Coach Tennyson. Sports Track, Soccer, Golf 71 Mound regular Dave Toth puts everything behind this pitch against Morton. J.V. Baseball Team-Front row: D. Robertson, S. Rokosz, P. Musilak, M. Rusnak, P. Ovanec, K. Kusarko,). Hildebranski. Back row: Coach Ridgely, T. Carpenter, R. Chariton, L. Getts, T. Lesar, H. Flaris, S. Lewandowski Ail-conference selection Ralph Rewers puts down a crucial bunt. It didn ' t happen the way it was supposed to. Shortly before the end of training an optimistic Coach Williamson looked forward to what would in his estimation be a very good baseball season. It didn ' t happen that way. The Pioneers eked out a 10-13-1 regular season mark, and a 7-9 Lake Shore Bat girl Karen Pappalardo returns some Conference record. Clark lost four hardware to the Pioneer bench. games by one run, one of those a 1 -0 loss to league champ Bishop Noll. After such an on-and-off season, one wouldn ' t expect a team to do too well in tournament play. But it wasn ' t quite like that, either. Clark drew a bye before defeating Munster 4-3 and winning a spot in the finals. Under the lights at Block Stadium on June 3, the Pioneers surprisingly held off Noll, and even led for a time, before a four- run, sixth inning caved in on the Clarksters, and state finalist Noll had a 4-2 victory and sectional title. Perhaps the only thing that should have happened and then really did were the selections of Jack Kowal and Ralph Rewers to the all-conference team. Otherwise, it didn ' t happen just quite the way it was supposed to. oocr - ' ooo 184 Morton 168 184 Highland 166 5 Whiting 2 10 E.C.R. 1 3 Hammond 3 Hammond 10 Tech 8 E.C.R. 0 Gary Lew Wallace 1 4 Munster 3 2 Bishop Noll 4 ‘Sectionals Clark ictionals 2 . Whiting 2 Tech 0 Gavit ‘Sectionals 1 Gavit Morton Hammond GIRLS J.V. VOLLEYBALL 6-2 VARSITY TENNIS ( lark Opponent 5 I ech O ' GIRLS VARSITY BASKETBALL 4 Hammond 23 E.C.R. 48 33 Hammond 19 29 Whiting 18 23 Highland 34 33 Tech 31 27 E.C.W. 28 4 Whiting 5 E.C.R. 3 Morton 3 Gavit ark Opponent Clark ( lark Opponent 2 lech 2 Hammond 2 E.C.R. 2 Calumet 2 Crown Point 0 Morton 2 Whiting BAS FROSH BASKETBALL p Noll 29 A v AKSI-TY ' .St CCER 2-8 tlvk Opponent 0 Morton 1 8 Gavit 2 SI Hammond 4 J 1 Tech 8 " Morton 3 |2 I Gavit 3 1 Munster 2 1 Hammond 0 ? VARSITY CROSS COUNTRY 8-3 Clark Opponent 15 Whiting 50 17 E.C.R. 38 Tech m VP T ECV Y- « 15 Whiting 50 38 Hammond 17 28 E.C.R. 29 26 Morton 31 45 Bishop Noll 18 Gavit 50 16 Merrilville 47 Chesterton Griffith t ING Opponent Morton E.C.R. Bishop Noll Gavit E.C.W. Hammond Tech Opponent Morton 23 Gavit 33 Z.R. 16 iammond 6 14 29 (N Opponent ; E.C.W. 14 Bishop Noll 0 E.C.R. Forfeit Tech 2 4 Gavit 20 Morton 20 — oo y«»-‘Ooo» o two individuals are exactly alike since each possesses a unique personality, setting him off from the crowd. Physical similarities may exist, but a " certain " something makes each man an original work of art. Personal expression is a facet of individuality that contributes to life ' s variety. Members of the Pioneer family displayed their uniqueness through total involvement or, on the contrary, through lack of enthusiasm and participation. The year provided the opportunity for self- expression through diverse activities o r through the ordinary conventional routine day. Individual personality sparked the halls of GRC, often making Pioneer life bright, cheery-eyed, and a totally unique experience! Renovation provided a unique method of expression: " Pioneer Graffiti! " 76 With eyes away from the fearsome hypodermic needle, Mr. Montabano quivers. During Sectional Week, Senior students dress to show their spirit. Rick King scrubs with enthusiasm, many cars, at the Senior Class carwash. The hidden personalities of junior boys were revealed under hypnosis. I Familiar Faces ... Familiar Faces . SfamliAi People Familiar Faces 77 Just Yesterday The fall of 1971 brought 287 confused freshmen together, searching for lockers, classrooms, and familiar faces. Enthusiastically, freshmen constructed their first class float, " Knock ' Em Down and Break Their Crowns. " Karen Gonsiorowski represented them in the Queen ' s Court. Guiding them through the year were sponsors Mr. Williamson, Mr. Cameron, and class officers, Vince Catania, Renee Zubay, Marylynn Samek, and Terri Wandel. With the help of Freshman Orientation, members of the Class of 75 became acquainted with extra-curricular activities and the long- established policies of GRC. The 71 Creenies later realized that most of the year was behind them and that three more promising and successful years were yet to come. With balloon in hand, Melissa Moynihan takes stats at the Clark-Whiting Game. JAMES AREN0AS-8and 9-12; Spanish Club 9-10; Industrial Arts 11-12; Pep Band 11-12; Conservation Club 12. CHARLES BADNARIK—Basketball 9; Baseball 9-10; Booster Club 9-11; Chess Club 9; Football 9-12; Student Council 9,10,12; Adavnced Spanish Club 11; Junior Activity; Pinochle Club 11-12; C-Club 12. JOSEPH BAILEY—Band 9-11; Pep Band 9-11; Stage Crew 12. ALLAN BAJDA CHRISTINE 8ANAS-Band 9-11; Booster Club 9-10; Choral Dept. 9-12; Pinochle Club TO; Girls ' Ensemble 11; Jazz Ensemble 11-12; Junior Activity; Pep Band 11; All State Choir 12; Serenaders 12; Stage Crew 12. SHARON BANAS-Art Club 9; Booster Club 9-12; Choral Dept. 9-11; Powder Horn Staff 10,12; Spanish Club 10; Chess Club 11; Junior Activity; Future Secretaries of America 12; Handcrafts 12. MARK BARAN GEORGE BARANOWSKI—Band 9-10; Pep Band 9-12; Stage Crew 10-11; Booster Club 11; Tennis 11; Orchestra 11-12. ANTHONY ADAM-AVO 9-10; Football 9-12; Spanish Club 9; Stage Crew 9; Rockhound Club 11; C-Club 12; Industrial Arts 12; Soccer 12; Student Council 12. PATRICIA AGUIRRE-Spanish Club 9-11,10 (Sec.); 8ooster Club 10-12; Sewing Club 10; Conservation Club 11-12 (Cab.); Junior Activity; Student Council 11-12; Handicrafts 12 . EDITH ALLEN KIM ANDERSON—Booster Club 9-12; French Club 9-12; Choral Dept. 9; Powder Horn Staff 9; Junior Activity; Pinochle Club 11; Handicrafts 11; NHS 12; Pioneer News Staff 12; Quill and Scroll 12, CREC BARTLETT DAN BASHAM MICHAEL BECICH FRED BEHRENS-AVO 9-10; Booster Dub 9-12; Football 9-12 (Cap!.); Spanish Club 9; Student Council 9-12 (Cab.); Wrestling 9-12; Rockhound Club tO; Stage Crew 10; C-Club 11- 12; Junior Activity; Class Pres. 12; Pinochle Club 12; Soccer 12; Track 12. DANNY BENCHST CYNTHIA BERZINSKI ANN BEYER FRED BIEDRON JOHN BIEL—Booster Club 9-12; German 9-11; Football 9-12; Track 9-12; Pioneer News Staff 10- 12; Powder Horn Staff 12; Quill Scroll 12; Student Council 12 (Cab). GREGORY BOBOS MARJORIE BOBOS-Booster Club 9-12; Cheerleader 9; Choral Dept. 9-12; GAC 9-12,11 (Sec), 12 (Pres.). Spanish Club 9; Student Council 9-10,12 (Cab.); Chess Club 11; Flags 11; Volleyball 11-12; Junior Activity; Quill Scroll 11- 12, Powder Horn Staff 11-12; Girls ' Ensemble 12; NHS 12, Pioneer News Staff; Poms 12. PAMELA BOBOS SHARON BOBOWSKY-Band 9; Booster Club 10-12; Choral IX-pt. 10-11; Chess Club 10-11; Health Careers 1H2; Music Appreciation 11; Pinochle Club T2; Sewing Club 12; Spanish Club 12. RANDY BRAUN-Cerman Club 9 10; Industrial Arts It-12. DOROTHY BRENNER—Booster Club 9-12; GAC9-12; Sewing Club 9,11; Spanish Chib 10; future Secretaries o America 12; Pioneer News Start 12; Quill Scroll 12. BURTON BRIN HENALETA BROWN THOMAS 8UBACZ—AVO 9-10; Tech Auto Club 11-12. ANN MARIE BUGYIS-Booster Club 9-12 (Cab.); Chess Club 9-10; Choral Dept. 9-11, CAC 9-11; German Club 9-12 (A t. Chair.); lunior Activity; f ' lnoohle Club 10-11; Pioneer News Start 11-12; NH5 12; Powder Horn Start 12; Quill Scroll 12, MtC ' BAEl CARPEN- Base-ball 9-12; Basketball 9; Cross Country 9; Tennis 10-11; C-Club 11-12; football 12; Student Council (2. MiCHAEL CABTER—Art Club 9i12; Band 9-12; Booster Club 9-10; Tennis 9-10; Orchestra 10-12; Musk Appreciation 11; Alt State Band 12; All State Orchestra 12; first Waco in State Contest 12. VINCENT CATANIA—Booster Club 9-12; Class Pres. 9-10; football 9-11; Spanish Club 9; Student Council 9-12 (Cab ); Track 9-11; C-Ciub 10-12 (Pres); Conservation CJub 11; Industrial Arts 11; Junior Activity; NMS 11-12; Boys ' State; Junior Rotarian; Pioneer News Start 12; Top Ten. EDDY CENTKOWSKI KENNETH CHARNOTA—AVO 9; Industrial Am 11-12, Senior English students take time out Tor a lew laughs. During homecoming, senior girls are determined to get the job done. i STTEPHEN CHEATHAM THERESA CHIDAI EK MICHA CMORRA PATRICIA COLBERT NEENAB CRAWFORO—Health Careers T2- Needlecraft Club 12. KEITH CUSHING KIMBERl IY 0AFCIK—Booster 01 9-11; Pioneer News Stall 9; Stage Crew 9; Student Council 10; GAC Tt; lunior Activity; Twirling 11-12; Athletic Aids 12; Pinochle Club 12. CWENDOEYN DAVIS—Band 9-12; CAC 10-12; German Club 10- 11; Student Council IT-12 Cafa.); Pinochle Club (2. JOEL DAVIS-Booster Club 9; Cross County 9-12; Student Council 9; Track 9-12; Bridge Club 10; C -Club 11-12; Industrial Arts 11; Rockhound Club 12. KARI.OTTA DE tAS CASAS SANDRA DERYBOWSKI- Booster Club 9-t2 Cab ); Cheerle.rder Ml; Stage Crew 9; Orchestra 10; Athletic Aids 11- 12; Junior Activity; Powder Horn Stalf 11-12; Volleyball 12; Handicrafts 12; Pinochle Club 12; Quill Scroll 12; Student NAN Cl DollOS-Booster Club 9-12; French Club ■ . Pioneer News Stall 9-12; Pinochle Chib 10-11; Reading Club 10-11; Thespians 10-It; Junior Activity; Athletic Aides 12; Handicrafts 12; NHS12; Quill Scroll 12; Student Council 12 (Cab.). Saper Switch Sophomore year began with a sudden change in the day ' s scheduling. Instead of the previous eight periods, classes were packed into a seven period day. Leading them through the year ' s activities were class officers, Vince Catania, Terri Wandel, Marylynn Samek, and Sharon Caylor. A remarkable comeback during this year allowed the Class of 75 to break tradition and capture first place honors in the homecoming competition. We ' re the Wonder Team, We Don ' t Loaf Around” was the theme of their truly unique float, which was in the shape of a gigantic loaf of bread. Lydia Quattrin was chosen to represent them in the Homecoming Court. 8y displaying much spirit and unity, the Sophomores made their class one to be remembered. Damon Homco helps ip leading tht) cheers u (he homecoming pep assembly. CREC DOM ASICA-football 9, Spanish Club 9; Wrestling 9-10; Industrial Arts 11; Pinochle Cluh H-12; Chess Club 12 PAMELA DUNN-Booster Club 9-10; Choral Dept. 9; Stage Crew 9-10; Drama Club 11; foods dob 11; Health Careers 11-12; Needlecralt Club 12; Scrable Club 12. CYNTHIA DZIEZAK-Booster Club 9-12; Bridge Cl«b9; Choral Dept. 9-11; Chess Club 10. Music; Appreciation 10; Spanish Club 10-11; Conservation Club 11; Handicrafts 11; NH5 11- 12? Pinochle Club 11; Pioneer News Staff 11-12 (Ed-in-Chid); Quill and Scroll 11-12, BARBARA ESKI-Band 9-12; Booster Club M2 (Treat,.); Spanish C lub 9-10; CAC 10-12; Junior Activity; Handicrafts 12; Pinochle 12; Powder Horn Staff 12; Senior Attendant, DAVE Ft IT-Baseball 9; Booster Club 9-10; Football 9-12; (All Conference Team); German : Club 9; Rockbound Club 10-12; Biology Club 11-12; Student Council 12 (Cab,). JANET FISHE R-fiand 9-11; Booster Club 9-11 ; French Club 9-10; Athletic Aides 10; CAC 10-12; Pinochle 10-11; lunior Activity; Biology 12; Handicrafts 12. MART H ARIS- Art Club 9-10 (Treas.); Band 9- 11; French Club 9-11; Chess Club 11; Conservation Club IT-12; Junior Activity; NHS 11-12; Pinochle Club 11-12; Drama Club 12. •MELODY FT ATT—Art Club 9; Booster Club 9- 11; Chora) IX ' pr.9-t2 (Sec..); Athletic Aides 10; Pioneer News Stall 10; Powder Horn Club 10; Student CYxjncil 10; Thespians 10; Conservation Club 11; lunior Activity ' ; Pinochle Club 11-12; Serenades 11-12; Handicrafts 12. MARY FOX LYNN FRANCIS BARBARA FRANIAK-Booster CJub 9-12,11 (Cab.); Choral Dept 9-12; CAC 9-12; Student Council 9-12 (Cab.): Oiess Club 10; Junior Activity; Mai Maids 10-12; Spanish Club 10; Story Theater 11 (Student Director); Teahouse of the August Moon 11 (Student Director); Athletic Aids 12; Handicrafts 12; Pinochle Cluh 10-12. SUSAN FRANKUN-Reading Club 9; Music Appreciation 9; Future Sec retaries of America it; Handicrafts 12; Health Careers 12; Needlecraft Club 12. Becoming an upper classman. Junior class play, and prom was what their Junior year was made of. led by class sponsors Mr. Williamson and Mrs. Leland, the class of 75 began the year by again breaking school tradition. An organized " Junior Activity " was initiated. It was the first time such a large meeting of a particular class was conducted. The class was able to discuss and plan projects as a unified group. Without the leaefersbip of responsible and concerned class officers Kevin Herakovich, Renee Zubay, Karen Gonsiorowski, and Lisa Scboknecht, the activity would not have been a success. Many hours of hard work went into creating their symbol of pride and spirit for the Homecoming events. Tears and a second place ribbon were all they received for a well- designed float, " A Pioneer Victory Is As Easy As ABC. " Chosen to represent their class in the Queen ' s Court was Junior attendant, Lisa Schoknecht. : IERRYFRANKLlN-AitClub9.lt; Booster Club 9-12, french Club 9-11; CAC 9-12; Health Careers 10; HdndkraHs 12. SHARON GAYLQR—Booster Club ' M2, Choral Dept. " I- th, Thespians ' h Class Sec. 10; Flags 10; CAC 10; Pinochle Club T0-11; Conservation Club 11-12 {Cab); Poms 11-12. ROBERT GEBER GREGORY GEfFERT-Constarvation Club 11-12. DIANE CES1K-Booster Oub 9-12; (Cab): Choral Dept. 9-12, I t (Pres ); CAC 9-11; Spanish Club 9-1(1; Music Appreciation 10; flags 11; (unior Activity; Pinochle Club 11; Health Careers 12, (Trea.); NHS 12, Pioneer News Staff 12 (Times Corresp.); Powder Horn Staff 12; Quill and Scroll 12; Top Ten, ANNETTE CIRMAN-Booster Club 9-12 (Cab.); Chess Club 9-1 f; Spanish Oub 9-10; Flags TO; tunior Activity; Pinochle Club IT-12; Poms tt-12 (leader). ; jEEFERY ClASS-Slage Crew 9-T2; Pioneer News Staff 10-12; Choral Dept, 10-12; AVO 11; Junior Rotarian; Investment Club 11, NH5 11-12; Photography Oub 11; Quilt and Scroll 11-12; Pinochle C!ub t2; Serenadcrs 12; Student Council 12 (Cab.). KAREN GONStOROWSKI -Booster Club 9-12 (Cab.); Class Sec. 9; Home Economics Club 9, freshman Attendant; Pinochle Club t-l); Spaniel Club9-10; student Council9,11-12 Cab.); CAC 10-T2; Athletic Aides 11; Class Treas. II; f -Club Sweetheart It, |umor Activity; Teahouse of the August Moon IT; Cheerleader 12- PAUt. COUGEQN-Bridge Club 10; Metal Shop tt-12. ROBBY GRAHAM-Booster Club 9-10; 1 rack 9-1(1; Investment Club 11 - 12; Soccer It; Stock Club 11-12. MARIA GUIDEN-Booster Club 9-12 (Cab); CAC 9-12 (Cab); Thespians 9-10; Chess C lub 10: Flags TO; Student Council 10-12 (Cab); Junior Activity; NHS 11-12; Pinochle Cfub 11; Poms 11-12; Powder Horn Staff 12; Quill and Scroll 12. BRIAN HAOLEY L Tradition Two Timers Annette Gtrman concentrates on an outstanding half-time performance. KtVJN HALL RICHARD HAST JNGS-A VC) 9; Booster Club 9-12 {Cab. ; C- Club (M2; Golf 9-11; Pinochle- Club 9-12; Tennis 9-10; Top Tw. DAVID HEIN |ACK HENRY-Booster Club 9-12, Football 9-11; Chess Club 10-12; Pinochle Club 10-11; Track 10; Industrial Arts 11. KEVIN HERAKOVICH-Booster Club 9-12; It (V. Pres.); German Club 9-11; Pioneer News Staff 9-10; Tennis 9-11; Class Pres. 1I; Powder Horn Staff 12; Student Council 12. SHARON HESLIN MARCIA HICDEBRANSKI—Booster Hub 9-12 (Cab ): German Club 9-10 12; Pioneer News Stall 9; Choral Dept. 10-12; Health Careers 10; Sewing Club 10; Conservation Club 11 -12; Junior Activity; Handicrafts 12. jQEY HOLSOMBACK-Baseball 9; Footbail 9; Rockhound Club 9-10; Student Council 9-12; Booster Club 11-12; Conservation 11-12; Pinochle Club 11-12. DAMON HOMCO-Football 9; Student Council 9-12 (Cab.); Wrestling 9; Booster Club IB-12; Pioneer News Staff 10-11; Tennis 10-11; Boys ' State; Conservation Club IT; Quill and Scroll 11. DIANE HUSSEY-Booster dub 9,12; Pioneer News Staff 9; Choral Dept 10; Sewing Club 10; Junior Activity; Music Appreciation 11; Pinochle Club 11; Handicrafts 12; Spanish Club 12. KQREEN HUTCHINS JAMES jACEWtCZ ROBERT IAKU8CZYK—German Ciub 9; Cross Country 10,12; Football 10; Trac k 10-12; Rockhound Club 10-11 (Sec-Treas.); C-Ctub 12; Cymnastics 12; Industrial Arts. MARK lAKUBOVIE-Band 9-12; football 9; Track 9-12 (MVP); C-Club 10-12; Cross Country 10-12 MVP ; Cymnastics 11; Music Appreciation 11: Student Council 11- 12. DEBRA fONES-Booster Club 9-12; Chora) Dept. 9-11; Pioneer News Stall 9; Sewing Club 10-11; Junior Activity; Pinochle Hub 11; Handicrafts 12. LEONARD JONES-Baseball 9; Football 9-11; PfnocWe Club 9-)2; Track 9-10; Pioneer News Staff 10-12; Chess Club 11-12; Conservation dub 11-12, Industrial Arts 1C ft JasfcYoa 8 Me Despite the rising apathy of many Clark students, the Junior Class Play was still presented. Under the direction of Mr. Shepard and Barb Franiak, members of the Class of 75 performed Story Theatre, written by Paul Sills and consisting of ten thought-provoking and stimulating short stories. This production k and the sale of fightbulbs were two important projects to raise money in order to reduce the cost of the Prom bids. Spirit and ambition ran high as many juniors campaigned and competed for the responsibilities of the 1974-75 Student Council and Booster Club offices. The year ' s activities came to a climax in May when the Gass of 75 presented the 1974 Prom, " Just You and Me, " held at the Ramada Inn in Dolton, Illinois. CELESTE IUREK-Booster Club 9-10; Choral Dept. 9-10; Spaniel Club 9-10; Thespians 9; Twirling IT-12; Conservation Club 12 (Cab); Homecoming Queen; Handicrafts 12; Pinochle Club 12. CHRISTOPHER KALMAS GREGORY KAMINSKY-Wrestling Mgr. 9-10; C-Club 12. Cross Country 12; Industrial Arts 12. LAURA KANSKY Booster Club 9-12; Choral Dept 9-12; German Club9-12 (Treas.); Student Council 9-T2 (Cab.)r flags 10; Orchestra 10; Powder Horn Staff 10; Thespians 10; Athletic Aids 11-12; Chess Club 11; GAC 11-12; CIH$ ' Ensemble 11; Junior Activily; Poms 11-12; Chess Club 11; NHS 12; Pinochle Club 11; Pioneer News Staff 12; Quill Scroll 12; Serenaders 12; Track 12. KIM KA5NEY ROBIN KAWECKI JOSEPH KLEN-Chess Club 940; french Club 9-10; Soccer 9- 12; Wrestling 9-12; C-CLUB 10-12; Booster Club 11-12; Conservation Club 11; Pinochle Club 11-12; Tennis 11; Student Council 12 (CAB.) JOYCE KNOX WAYNE KOBLE-Reading Club 9-10; Rockhound Club 10- ; 12,11 (Pres-); Junior Activity; Conservation Club 12; Pholography Club 12. KATHRYN KOKOUS-Choral Dept. 9-11; frenc h Club 9-11; Orchestra 9-11; Stage Crew 9; Thespians 9-10; Art Club 10; Booster dub 11-12; Conservation Club 11; GAC 11-12; Junior Activity; Pinochle Club 11-12; Story Theater 1!; Bridge Club 12; Pioneer News Staff 12; QuiH 4 Scroll. CAROLYN KOVACH-Booster Club 9-12; Cheerleader 9-12; Choral Dept 941; GAC 9-12 (Cab.); Powder Horn Staff 10- 12; Athletic Aids 11; Junior Activity; Pioneer News Staff 12; Story Theater 11; Class Treas. 12; Quill Scroll 12; Pinochle Oub 12; VoBeybail 12. JACK KQWAL-Baseball 9-12; Basketball 9; Booster Club 9- 10; Football 9-12; Spanish Club ; 9-10; C-Club 10-12; Chess Club 10-12; Pinochle Club 10-12. TIMOTHY KOWAL CYNTHIA KRltZ—Booster Club 9-12; Sewing Club 9; Spanish: Club 9-10; Student Council 9-12; Powder Horn Club 10; Junior Activity; future Secretaries of America 12- MILAN KRUSZYNSKI KAREN LANGOHR Seniors 8S WILLIAM lANrz—Cross Country- 9- 11; french Club 9-10: Pinochle Club 9’TO; Pioneer News Staff 9-1 Wrestling 9-1 Chess Club 10-11; Music Appreciation 10; Powder Horn Staff 10-12; Booster Club 11; Bridge Club 11; C-Ctub 11-12; Junior Rotarian; NHS 11-12; Photography dub 11; Quill and Scroll 11-12; Student Council 11-12 (Pres.). IE1FRI Y EEIMBACH-AVO 9-1(1; football 9-12; ftnbchle 10-12; Wrestling 10-12; C-Club 11-1 YOUNG LEONAftD-Art Club 9-10; Band 9-11; Booster Club 9-12; Pep Band 9-1 Conservation Club 12 ( ah.;. JOYCE LESAR-Booster Club 9-10; Sewing Club 9-10; JAMES LESLIE - Booster Chib 9-10; Cross Country 9; Swinish Club 10; lunlor Activity. JOHN LOOEN-Spanish Club 9-10; AVO 10-11; Tennis life Junior Aclivrty. ANDREW LUCAS—Baseball 9-12; Basketball 9-11; Booster Chib 9; Football 1,1 Pinochle 9-12; Spanish Club 9 (Pres. ); Crosscountry 10 STANE1Y MAKAROWSKl GAYLE MANOAS-Booster dob 9- 10; french Club 9-11; Sewing Club 9; fiuga 10; Powder Horn Staff 10; Conservation Oub 11-1 Junior Activity; Music Appreciation i t; NHS 11-12; Poms 11-12; future Sec, of America 12. ROSA MARTINI?-Spanish Club 9- 10; Booster dub 10-12; Powder Horn Club 10; Handicrafts 11; Junior Activity IT; Conservation 12 {Cab.). TIM MARUSZAK MICHAEL MASHORA—Booster Club 9-1(1; Football 9 Spanish ( tub 9-It); ANTHONY MATEON-Sparish Club9-10; Cross Country TO; Track TO; Conservation Club 12; National Merit Scholarship Commended Student. VANE5S1A MCPHERON 1HOMAS MEffcR-8ooster Club 0-12; Pinochle Club 10-11; Student Council 12 (Cab.). OALE MERRY Alive in ’75 With the arrival of their last year in high school, the Class of 75 gladly ; accepted the traditional responsibilities of seniors. After a successful football season which meant being conference co-champs and a Whiting victory, the seniors anxiously anticipated basketball season. Winning alt the games was not as important as beating our cross-town rivals the Whiting Oilers. Despite an early loss in the sectionals, a better all- around sports season for their Senior Year could not have been desired. The days were flying and anticipation arose. Announcements were purchased and counting-lhe-days-untU-graduation began. Highlighting the year was the Senior Class Dance and the annoucemenf of the Ideal Seniors. Seniors loosened up in spirits and dance to display the true meaning of class unity. JOANNE MtSH-8oos er Club 9-12 (Cab.); Chora) Dept. -12; JAC 10-12; Spanish Club 9-12; Health Careers 10-11; Cheerleader 11; Girls ' Volleyball 11-12; future Set ot Amenta 12; Girts’ Ensemble 12; Student Council 12 (Cab ). ROBERT MISKIJS ROBERT MJTCHEL1-Tennis 11-12 DAVID MORES JOHN MOTTET -Booster Club 9-12 (Cab); Spanish Club 9; Track ‘1-12; C-Club IT -12; Chess Club T t; Industrial Arts 11-12. MELISSA MOYN1HAN RONAED MROZ JAMES MUR1N-AVO 9-10; Booster Club 9-12; German Club 9-10; Industrial Arts 11-12; Investment Club 11-12. Sentimental moments ate held for I senior attendant Sue Navta and Mike Carpen. Senior enthusiasm captures 3 first place in the yell contest. 1 WILLIAM NANNY LINDA NAVTA-Booster Club 9-12; Choral Dept. 9 11; Foods Club 9; French Club 9 10; Athletic. Aids 10; GAC 10-12,11 (Cab.); Sewing Club 10; Flag Corp 11; Cirls ' Ensemble 11; Rjnior Activity; NHS 11-12; Quill Scroll; Washington Workshop Delegate; Pinochle Club 12; fonts 12; Student Council 12 (Cab ); Class Valedictorian, SUSAN NAVTA-Athlelic Aids 9; Booster Club 9-12 (Cab,); Choral Dept, 9-11; French Club 9-1(1; GAC 9-12 (Sec.); Poms 12; Powder Horn Stafl 12; Senior Attendant; Student Council 12 (Cab.); Top Ten. FRANK NOWAK—Wrestling 9; Chess dub 10-12; track 10; Student Council 12, MYRNA OPftlSKO—Booster Club 9-12 (Treas ); Choral Dept 9-12; Drama Club 9-11. Powder Horn Stall 9-10; Spanish dub 9-11; Home Economics dub 10, Pioneer News Staff KM 2; Sewing Club KM 1; Story Theater 11; FTA 12; Cifls ' Ensen rte 11 : DONALD OSBORN SUSAN OSTROM KATHLEEN PALMA-Band 9-10; Choral Dept. 9-12; Foods Club 9; Pep Band 10, Stage Crew 10-11; Junior Activity; Art Club 12. EVELYN PANTALON-Choral Dept 9-10; Foods Club 9-1I; Sewing Club 10; Booster Club 11; Junior Activity. PAMELA PAOLUCCI KAREN PAPAlAftOO—Alhletic Aids 9-11; Booster Club 9-12 £• " ,. (Cab ); Choral Dept. 9-11; French Club 9-10; GAC 9-11; S Sewing dub9; Pinochle dub 10-11; Flags 11; Girls ' Ensemble 11; Junior Activity; QutB and Scroti 12; NHS 11-12; Poms 12; Powder Horn Staff 11 -12; Student Council 11 Sr. Sensation! Flowers and more flowers had the Class of 75 in the Pioneer spirit and with pride throughout the homecoming activities. With Fred Behrens ' truck as their vehicle and Margie Seraf in ' s garage as their working station, seniors dreamed of a first place float and a Pioneer victory. These thoughts kept the guys pounding and the gals fluffing. After staying up all night and gladly skipping a few classes the next day, seniors added the final touches to their spectacular exhibit, " We Noah the Tigers ' II Miss the Boat. " At the annual pep assembly, the Senior Skit was presented and senior enthusiasm captured a blue ribbon in the Yell Contest. That night, victory was in the air as Voris ' Ark sailed to its hardworked and well-warned pot of gold. BRIAN PETERSON JAMES PiKE-AVO 9-10 (V. Pres.}; Band 9-11. STEVE PONDO JAMES PORUBYANSKI-Art Club 9-11; French Club 9-11; |azz Ensemble 9-12; Orchestra 9-12; |unior Rotarlan; NHS 11 -12; Photography (tub 11-12; Pinochle Cluh 12; Student Council 12 (Cab.}. CHRISTINE PRICE-Choral Dept. 9-12; Home Economics : Club 9-11 (Pres.); Spanish Club MCh Jar Ensemble TfMI; : Mat Maids 10; Orchestra 10-12; Drama Club 11-12; Future Sec, of America 11; Girls ' Ensemble 11-12; Thespians! 11-12; Teahouse of the August Moon 11; Story Theater 11; Booster Club 12; Conservation Club 12; Health Careers 12. LYDIA QUATTRIN-Art Ckrb 9 (Treas ), Booster Club 9-12 (Cab.}; Choral Dept. 9-12; Spanish Club 9-10 (Pres.)r CAC 10- 12 (V. Pres,}; Sophomore Attendant; Girls ' Ensemble 11; Junior Activity; NHS 11-12 (Pres.); Pioneer News 11-12 (Ed - in-Chiel); Powder Horn Staff 11-12; Quit! and Scroti 11-12; Student Council 11-12. DONNA QUIGt EY-Art Club 9(V. Pres ); Band 9-12; French Cub 9; Booster Club 10-12; Cheerleader 10-12; CAC 10-12; Girls’ State; NHS 11-12; Student Council 11-12. IAMES RAOIOFF-Basketball 9,12; Pinochle 9-12; Student Council 9; Tennis 9-10; Golf 10; Booster Club 11; Boys ' State; NHS 12 (Treas.}. DANIEL RAYMOND—Pinochle 12. MARIA RAZUMICH-Booster dub 9-10; French 9-11; Pioneer News Club 9,12; Sewing Club 9; GAC 10-12; Pinochle Club 10-12; Junior Activity; Handicrafts 12. DOREEN READY-Art Club M); Drama ctub 10; Spanish Club 10-11; Sewing Oub 10-11; FT A 12. OEBORAH REMttNCER Seniors 89 RALPH R£W£RS—Baseball 9-12; Basketball 9-11; Football 9-12; Pinochle Club 9-11; Spanish Club 9; Booster Club 9-12 (Cab ); C-Oub 11-12; Junior Activity; Conservation Club 12; Junior Rotarian; NHS12; Student Council 12; Track 12. CHARLENE REVNOtOS DANNY ROKOSZ-Tennis 9-12; C-Oub 10-12; Conservation Club 11- 12; Track 11; Photography Club 12. MARYBETH ROZNAWSKI - Booster Club 9-12 (Cab.); Choral Dept. 9- 11; Pinochle Club 9-11; CAC10-12 (Cab.); Flags 11; )unfor Activity; NHS 12; Poms 12. Powder Horn Staff 11-12; Quilt Scroll 12; Student Council 12 (Cab.). MARY LYNN SAMEK-Booster Cluh 9-12 (Cab.); Choral Dept 9-12; Class Treas. 9.10; GAC 9-12 (Cab,); German Club 9-12; Student Council 9-12 (Cab.); flags 10; Girl ' s Ensemble 10; George M; Junior Activity; NHS IT-12; Poms 11 12; Powder Horn stall 11-12 (Etl-ln-Cftief); Serenaders 11-12; Honors Program (Germany); DAR 12; Quill Scroll 11-12; Exchange Club Award; Class Salutarian. LOIS SASS STEVEN SAVICH-Basketball 9-12; Football 9-12; Booster Club 10-12; German Cluh It); Track 10-12; C.-Oub 11 -12; Pinochle Club 11-12. USA SCBOKNECHT-Band 9-12; Booster Ctub 9-12; CAC 9-12; Chess Club IGs Mat Maids 10-11; Athletics Aids 11-12; Class Sec 11 -12; Junior Attendant; Cheerleader 12; Quill ScroH 12; Student Council 12 (Cab.); Powder Horn Staff 12. MARK SOCERO-Band 9-12; Pep Band 9-12; Jazr Ensemble 10-12; German Club 11; NHS 11-12; Boy ' s S tate; Booster Gobi2!(Cab ); Football 12. THOMAS SENCHAK DANA SERAFfN-Booster Club9-12; Choral Dept. 9-11 (Pres.); French Club 9-10; Sewing Club 9; Orchestra 9-10; GAC 10-12; Powder Horn Staff 10-12; Student Council 10-12 (V Pres.); Junior Activity; Pinochle 11, Twirlers 11-12; Handicrafts 12; Pioneer News Staff 12- MARGARET SERAFIM-Booster Club 9-t2; Oioral Dept 9-11; GAC 9- 12; Pinochle Club 9-12; Conservation Club 11-12-Gift ' s Ensemble VI. KAREN SHE8ESH-Booster Chib 9-12 (Cab.); Choral Dept. 9-12; Student Council 9,12 (Cab-); flags 10; CAC 90? Musk Appreciation 10; Powder Horn Staff 10-12 (Asst, Ed.); Spanish Club 10; Athletic Aids 11- 12; Gift ' s Ensemble 11; junior Activity; NHS 11-12; Poms 11-12 (Asst. Leader); Pioneer News Staff 12; Quill Scroll 12; Serenaders 12. IAMES SHEETS-football 9-10; Track 9; Industrial arts 12 SUSANNE SICHHART-Booster Club 9-12 (Cab); Choral Dept. 9-12; German Club 9-12 (Secj; Pioneer News 9-10; Student Council 9-11; flags 11; junior Activity; Handicrafts 12; Poms 12; Powder Horn Staff 12; Serenaders 12; Quilt is roll 12. JAMES SIMKO- Basketball 9; Chess Club 9,T2; Football 9-10; Junior . . ■ Activity. Clark High School had been a prominent stepping stone along a constantly moving, constantly changing life style for the Class of 75, After graduation, each senior must depart along his separate way as the road of success branches out before him, A whole future of unknown surprises awaits every senior. Whether it be furthering his education, seeking employment, raising a family, or just being a bum, each one must make decisions about what he will do for the rest of his life. All of this brought a unified class to where if stands, facing tomorrow. Experiencing these high school days helped seniors to look into the fut ure with a little more knowledge and a Httle more confidence. So much of tomorrow is based on today! YohrjS Hopes TERESA SKAQKA-Booster Club 11; Junior Activity; Reading Club 11; Art Club 12 Pres.); Handicrafts 12; Pinochle Club 12; Stage Crew 12, DAVID SLAZYK—Booster Club 9-tl; Football 9-10; Chess Ctub 10-11; Student Council 10; Junior Activity; pinochle Club 11-12; Conservation Chib 12; Industrial Arts 12, CRAIG SPANBURC-Basketball 9; Choral Dept. 9-11; Football 9-12; German Club 9-10; Track 9; Baseball 10-12; C-Club 11-12; Conservation Club 12. MARIANNE SPEBAR-Booster dub9-12; Pinochle Club 10-11; Sewing Club 10-11; Flags 11; Junior Activity; Future Secretaries of America 12; Poms 12. THOMAS STOLARZ-AVO 9-11; German Club 9-10; NHS 11-12; Photography Ctub 11; Top Ten. ROBERT STREMKA-AVO 9-11; lunior Activity; NHS 11-12; Bausch tomb Science Award; Conservation Club 12; Junior Rotarian; Investment Cluh 12; Top Ton. fREDERlCK SURRETT-ChesiC lub9.il; German Club 9-10; Orchestra 9; Powder Horn Staff 10-12; Drama Ctub 11; Photography Club 11-12; Pioneer News Staff 12. JOSEPH SWtONTEK ANITA SZANY1 SUEIXEN SZARMACH—Choral Dept. 9-12; Spanish Club 10-12 (Pres ); Junior Activity; Pinochle Club 11 12; Girls ' Ensemble 12. CAROIYN SZEPANSKl—Art Club 9; Booster Club 9-12; Pinochle Club 10-H; Junior Activity; Handicrafts 12. SHARON TAEABAY- Booster Ctub 9-12 (Cab ); Choral Dept. 9-11; GAC 9-12; Junior Activity; Student Council 1i; future Secretaries of America 12. • ION TOOPS-AVO 9-10, Baseball 9-12; Basketball 9-11; Booster Club 9- 12 (Cab.) Cross Country 9-10; Track 9; C-dub 12; Football 12; Student Council 12 (Cab.). JUDY UHRIN-Booster Oub 9-10; Spanish Club 9-12; Student Council 9-12; GAC. 10-12; Athletic Aids 11; Conservation Club 11-12; Junior Activity; Photography Club 12. LtNDA URBAN-Choral Dept. 9-10; German Club 9-11; Sewing Club 9- 12; Booster Club 11-12; Pinochle dub 11-12; future Secretaries of America 12; Handicrafts 12. JEROME VARGO—Basketball 9; Spanish Club 9-10; Sinister dub 12 (Cab-); Conservation Club 12; Industrial Arts 12. Seniors 91 Seniors 75... Seniors 75_Seniors 75 nior 75..- Senior 75... Seniors 75 ... Seniors 75 ... Seniors 75 .. DAN VIDA-Basketbali 9-12; Baseball 9-12; Cross Country §M0; (! Ctub 11-12; Conservation Club 12; Student Council IJ-1 (Treas). MARY VILLANUEVA ROBERT VRUK-8oo$ter Dub 9-12 (Pres ); Cross Country 9-10; Coif 9-12; Science Club 9- 10; Spanish Club 9. AVO 10-11; Biology Club it- C-Ctub 11-12; Junior Activity; lunior Rotarian; Pinochle Oub 11-12; Student Council II; Tennis 11-12 (Capt.) Alt Conference; Basketball Trainer; Conservation Club 12; football Trainer. SUSAN VU|KO |unior Activity; Sewing Club 11-12; Future Secretaries of America 12; Handicrafts 12. KATHLEEN WAGNER-Booster Club 9-12; Cborat Qept. M2; Home Economics 9; Spanish Club ' MO; Sewing Oub 10; GAC 11-12; Pimx hle Hub 11; Future Secretaries ot America 12; Pioneer News Staff 12; Quill Scroll 12; Student Council 12, TIMOTHY WALCZAK-AVO 9-t2 (Pres ). Chess Club 9; Pinochle Club 9-12; Stage Crew 9-10; Video Tape Cameraman 9-12; Art Club 11-12. MARGARE1 WALRO—Choral Dept. ' M0; Frem h Club‘M0; GAC 9-11; Booster Club 9-12 (Cab ); Powder Horn Staff 10-12; Athletic Aids II; lunior Achvrty; NHS fl-12; Conservatron Club 12; Handicrafts 12; c reservation Club 12; Handicrafts 12; Quill S roll 12; Student Council 12 (Cab,); Top Ten. TERRI WANOEI-Band 9-10; Spanish Club Houster Club 10; Cass V Pres. 10; Flags 10; Pinochle Cluh 10-11; Sewing Club 10; GAC 11- 12 ; lunior Activity; Poms 11-12; Teahouse of the August Moon; Student Council 11-12 (Cab ). SANDRA WHEELSR-Banrf ‘M2, Booster Club 9-12; Sewing Oub 9-12; Sewing Club 10; Twider 10-12 (Leader); Handicrafts 12; Reading Oub 12. , Seniors 75 ... Seniors 75... Seniors 75 ... Seniors 75... Seniors 75 ... Seniors 75... Seniors 75 ... Seniors 75 .. DAVID WHtT£ZEL-AVO 11; Band 1t-12; Investment Club 1I; Story Theater 11, Teahouse Ot the August Moon; Drama Club 12; Pep Band 12) Stage Oew 12; Thespians. DEMt WIU IAMS-Sewirtg Ctub A12; Booster Club TO-12; German Dub 10-11; Health Oeets 11-12; Handicrafts 12; Pinochle ( lut) 12; ROBERT WfTTtG-Band 1-12; Scienc e Projects M0: AVO 12; Drama Club 12; Pinochle Club 12. THOMAS WHORIE ANTHONY WOOD PENNI YERONE-Sewmg Club ‘M2; Conservation Club 11-12 (Cab.); Health Careers 11 -12; junior Activity. MtCHAEl ZA8RKKY JEAN ZAjAC—Booster Club 9-12; Choral Dept I -12; CAC 9-12; Pioneer News Club 9; Powder Horn Staff 1-12 (Assr. Ed); Spanish Club 9-11; flags If); Junior Activity; Quill Scroll 11-12; Pinochle Oub 11-12; Poms M-12; Girls ' Ensemble 12; StudentCouncil 12 (Cab.). IARRY 2fMHAIA—Football ‘M2 (Capt.j; Track 9-1(1; Wrestling 9; C-Club 11-12; NHS 11-12; Booster Club 12 (Cab,); Student Council 12. RENEE ZUBAY-Booster Club ‘M2 |Cah); Choral Dept. 4-10,12, Class V, Pres. 9,11; French Club 9-10; Student Council ‘M2; Athletic Aids 10-11; Pinochle Club tO-H; Sewing Ciub 11; Story Theater; Teahouse of the August Moon; Handicrafts 12; NHS 12. s hectic, but the Class i make it very memorable. It has been said many times before ' Enjoy your senior year-it goes by fast! ' This year was no exception. Measuring for caps and gowns in January left feelings of sorrow and uncertainty about the future among seniors. There were many anxious hearts counting the days, but these hearts saddened at the thought of leaving Clark. Leaning more toward the religious aspect was the afternoon Baccalaureate ceremony. Graduation was the final step before the doors of Clark and high school life closed behind them. June 4 finally arrived, and all the ties were broken, The silent humming in the huge gymnasium set a tranquil background for the thought-provoking speeches of Valedictorian, Linda Navta and Salutatorian, Marylynn Samek. The Seniors have just emerged from four of the most wonderful, confusing and memorable years of their lives. Tfears g Dreams RONNA BALDON BRIAN BLASKO JOSEPH BLASKO DAVID BOBOUK DAWNBUEHLER MARYCAPPELLO MARK CARPENTER JONATHON COLE ANNETTE CYGANIEWICZ JEROME DETLOfF DANIEL DELATO DAVID FREUND STEVEN CRABOVAC RICHARD CRIGSON MICHAEL GUYTON MICHAEL HRUSKOGY SHERRY HULSEY SALLY JAM ROSE MICHAEL JAROSZ KENNETH JOHNSON MARY KATCHMAR RICHARD KING RICHARD KOTTKA MARY ANN KRISTEK G ELBERT LOZANO CATHERINE MAHNS ROBERT MATTES PATRICJA METZGER MARI BETH MILLER GREG NOVAK JEFFERY ORLANDO ELIZABETH ROSENBERG GLEEN RUSSEL CYNTHIA SAKS A VICTOR SALICA DAVID SZYRA RONALD WLEKL1NSKI NANCY WOZNIAK Awards and Ackieveiaeats Working together, getting to know everyone, and having a good time made the seniors what they are. Led by their responsible class officers, Fred Behrens, Carolyn Kovach, Lisa Schoknecht and Barb Franiak, with the help of dedicated sponsors Mrs. Leland and Mr. Williamson, the seniors were able to make their last year the best. After seven semesters of work, the top ten was determined. Leading them scholastically was Linda Navta. Marylynn Samek was salutatorian. Marylynn Samek was also named recipient of the DAR Award and Exchange Club ' s choice as Youth of the Year. For his intellectual achievements, Tony Matlon became National Merit Commended Student. Seven Junior Rotarians represented Clark, one each month, at the Rotary International Club meetings. Teena Banas ' outstanding musical talents earned her the honor of All State Choir Delegate. Every senior deserves an honorable mention for his achievements through the years. An end was near and the traditional senior class dance was their last big event. Climaxing the night was the announcement of the Ideal Seniors who were chosen for their special qualities and abilities. Many tears and smiles were displayed, but now only memories remain as they departed with feelings of accomplishment. Ideal Seniors-Mr. Williamson, Sponsor; Joe Klen, Laugh; Gwen Davis, Hot Dot, Clown; Gilbert Lozano, Casonova; Marcia Hildebranski, Happy-go-lucky; Beth Roznowski, Appetite; Carolyn Kovach, Smile; Karen Shebesh, Dress; Linda Navta, Hair; Laura Kansky, Flirt; Jeff Glass, Personality, Eyes; Ann Marie Bugyis, Physique; Diane Gesik, Most likely to succeed, nickname; Dorothy Brenner, Shy; Sharon Heslin, Dance; Sue Sichhart, Legs; Craig Spanburg, Happy-go-lucky; Dan Vida, Legs; Lydia Quattrin, Personality; Marylynn Samek, Hyper; Gayle Mandas, Walk; Margie Serafin, Dimples; Dana Serafin, nose; Lisa Schoknecht, Laugh, Queen; Jack Kowal, athletic; Jeff Leimbach, Physique; Bob Strempka, Most likely to succeed; Bob Vrlik, Spirit; Dan Benoist, nickname; Fred Behrens, King; Damon Homco, Walk; John Biel, Wit; Chuck Badnarik, Feet, Dave Whitzel, Hair, Clown; Dave Feet, Dimples; Tony Adam, Shy. Senior Class Sponsors and Officers-top to bottom: Mr. Williamson, Mrs. Leland, C Kovach, Treas., L. Schoknecht, Sec., B. Franiak, V. Pres., F. Behrens, Pres. Salutatorian, M. Samek; Valedictorian, L. Navta. 94 All State Choir Delegate-T. Banas. Top Ten—(One to ten): left to right: L. Navta, M. Samek, M. Walro, B. Strempka, V. Catania, D. Cesik, D. Quigley, T. Stolarz, R. Hastings, S. Navta. DAR Recipient, Exchange Club Youth of the Year-M. Samek; National Merit Commended Student-T. Matlon. Seniors join together to the music of Stone Wood Fox at their class dance. Junior Rotarians-Clockwise: B. Strempka, V. Porubyanski, B. Vrlik, R. Rewers, B. Lantz. Catania, ). Class, ). Robert Adam Roberta Ader )oni Allegret David Ambrose Parthena Antoniadis Benjamin Aponte Nick Avgerinos David Babusiak Stephen Badnarik Debbie Banaszak Kevin Banik Denise Beard Lisa Bearden Linda Bebenek Kathleen Behrens Mike Berry Juniors started the 74-75 school year with the election of class officers. With Pat Raycroft holding the office of president, several meetings were held to discuss plans for the prom, one of the biggest responsibilities included in being class president. Helping Pat carry on this responsibility were junior class officers Vice-President Bill Pers, Secretary Lisa Bearden, and Treasurer Yolanda Tamez. To raise funds to finance the prom, students sold window stickers and key chains. At all basketball home games the window stickers and key chains were sold at the price of 60c each. The money gained from these items added to the money saved through financing the prom went to the treasury. Pl»OItt Farads Floarisfe Debbie Biedron Jim Biel Janice Bielat Patti Biestek Ken Bognar Joyce Bondi Jeanie Boskovich Bill Broderick Jeff Brown Kevin Brown Mark Brown Jeff Buhring Mike Buksar Jeff Carpen Paul Chappell Jean Clements David Cloghessy Linda Colberg Thomas Cole Pat Cotner John Crawford Mary Cutka Jo-Ellen Czepiel Mark Dabertin Juniors 75 ... Juniors 75 ... Juniors 75 ... Juniors 75 .. .Juniors 75 ... Juniors 75 ... Juniors 75 ... Juniors 75 ... Juniors 75 % Juniors 75 ... Juniors 75 ... Juniors 75 .. Juniors 75 ... Juniors 75 ... Juniors 75 ... Juniors 75 ... Juniors 75 . . Juniors 75 . With the excitement of homecoming, taking PSAT and SAT tests, and planning the prom, juniors learned the meaning of responsibility and began to think seriously about their future. Some students made the decision to seek a college education. Others wanted to enter the bustling business world. The Prom was very time consuming with preliminary planning, the decision of the theme, and deciding where this event was to take place. The past three years of life at Clark have been exciting and intellectually rewarding. Juniors will reflect upon this year with much pride. Year Xn Review Michael Hlebasko Debbie Holsomback Janice Homco Steve Howard Bridget Hruskocy Jan Jakubovie Lynn Jamrose Karen Janik Lisa Jones Natalie Kamin Dorothy Kaminsky Pam Kaminsky Barbara Kish Teri Korman Keith Kortokrax Pam Kovach Steven Kruszynski Joan Kunis Diane Kurella Joe Lovrinic Nancy Lozano Fran Luptak Pat Ohara )oni O ' drobanik Debbie Oliver Rich Osborne Steve Ostrowski Theresa Palko Mark Pavlovish Juniors 99 In the midst of an Indian Summer and the changing color of leaves, one activity stood out from all the others-homecoming. Juniors added to the excitement of the event with the construction of their float, " We Noah the Pioneers Will Rain, " at the home of Linda Novosel. Boxes and boxes of kleenex were used along with chicken wire and papier-mach6. There was a fear that Noah would not fit, but Urtramsk ig colors. Selected 7; __ completed Tm — — — and on its HttereoaRt 1:; many after-school hours and Friday nights were sacrificed, Noah placed a lonely third. Climaxing homecoming was the selection of Sherry Urbanik, junior attendant Kathy Ramsey Patrick Raycroft Marikay Repay Brenda Riquelme Robbie Robertson Tony Rosenberg Jean Ruf Kathy Ruman Tod Ryzewski Maria Saliga Robert Sandrick Kathryn Sankowski Kathy Payton Dave Pecenka Bill Pers Gndy Phillips Kim Pieters Kevin Pirosko Barb Porubyanski George Poulos Robert Powell Joe Preneta Mary Beth Pustek 100 Jay Schmidt Rita Senko Debbie Shebesh Mike Shimala Teresa Sholar Michelle Si kora Pam Singer Mark Skertich Janice Skrzypek Karen Slamkowski David Smith David Smolar Pam Snider Diane Sowa Jeff Stanek Michelle Sudac Karen Susoreny Ellen Szynalik Yolanda Tamez Karen Thomas Ruth Tinyo Vicki Tkach Pete Toth Judy Troksa Ben Tumidalsky Rick Turpin Lisa Vargo Zoran Vlahovic Andrea Vrabel Mark Waclawik Michelle Wagner Susan Walters Jeff Westfall Debbie Williams Rudy Winderlich Tho mas Wintczak Jeanette Wojciehowski Mary Wright Mary Ellen Writt Mary Yancik Chris Zamarocy Debbie Zatorski Michael Zawadzki George Zelenack Mike Canner Kim Carter Roger Carter I George Catania Richard Centowski Bob Chapek Mark Chiluski Thomas Christof Christine Davidson Chris Davis Debbie De Groot Joe DeNardo Bill DeRolf Margie Domsich Tina Donovan Deanna Downey Election of class officers for the sophs proved to be quite interesting. Mike Jancosek took the helm of the class and did a fine job. The sophs seemed much more organized than before. Mr. Ridgley and Mr. Kostopolous came to their aid by assuming the roles of sponsors. One of the main topics of discussion during the year was the different techniques SSs Ffflfcare Prom. With that in mind, iCllCo the sophs rr Discussed Sophomores 75 ... Sophomores 75 ... Sophmores 75 ... Sophmores 75-Sophomores 75 ... Sophomores 75 ... Sophmo Sophomores 103 Roger Craves Rochelle Grayson Laura Hadley Carol Hajduch Tom Hashu Tom Hetzel Jim Hildebranski Cindy Holiat Mark Hornyak Ami Gruskoci Patty Hruskocy Betty Hulsey Mike Hutton Mike Irvine Mike Jancosek Laura Janik Ellen Jarosz Cindy Johnson Jeanine Jones Chris Kiraly Maureen King Monica Klen Greg Kokotis Tim Komas Jackie Kovacik Cindy Koval Thomas Koval Carol Kownacki 104 Chris Krause Denise Kulasak Craig Langohr Steve Lantz Matt Markovich Mike Markovich Tony Markovich Mark Markowski Gerardo Martinez Richard Markut Ray McClur ( e Leonard Matulewicz Daniel Michaels JoAnne Milkusak Barb Molenda Carla Montgomery Lisa Morales Jim Mores Terri Mores Peggy Morgan Sandy Moss Stephen Mottet Diana Novak Merribeth Novotny With one year ' s experience behind them, the Class of 77 took on the task of creating their homecoming float. Plans were discussed, and committees r 4 vJaattpiR work rr li paces float sophfhoped yQMPfe would bring success. Basing themselves at the home of attendant Karen Quattrin, the mad rush began. Paper and chicken wire were thrown together to construct the float that would be perfect. As the day drew near, the sophs feared that they would not finish on time, but they captured second place. Paul Noworyta Jo Ann Olszewski Sharon Ostrowski Nanci Ormes Joan Ostrowski Jackie Palma Julie Pardinek Soph mores 105 Laura Rudzinski Mary Ruskowsky Donna Saksa Phillip Pena Lana Podsadecki Karen Polkinghorn Barb Powell Kim Pupsiewicz Karen Quattrin Jim Razumich Joni Rogina Tom Rogina Peter Rokosz Dawn Roman Ed Romanski 106 Dan Troksa Sherri Tucker Patti Vavrek Sheila Vanek Ronald Udchitz Bob Vavercan Michelle Vince Cynthia Voyles Jim Vrabel Michael Wagner Dave Walczak Mike Welch Barbara Wittig Scott Williams Maurine Wojciehowski Linda Wojtena As the float moves along in the traditional parade, the pride and hard work of the class is shown. Chris Yager Jeanette Yeatman David Zajac The rewards of gaining rank in class accomplishments has its good points. Sophs not only gained experience to be used in years to come, but also gathered benefits for their Class of 77. Through initial voter election, steps, and activity involvement, they gained the sheer enjoyment of being qualified to reign over an entire class of fortunate new CRC " Greenies. " The purchase of class rings, a symbol of pride and goals, will long be a rememberance of cherished high-school moments. In addition to class rings, the sophs gained V W - MLeittOPies respect _ classmen biRk The and teachers. — ratare Jay Anderson Ted Antoniadis Danny Argerinos Bonnie Atwood Tim Bakajza Randy Balko Nancy Banaszak Robin Bartlett .. Freshmen 75 ... Freshmen 75 ... Freshmen 75 ... Freshmen 75 ... Freshmen 75 ... Freshmen 75 ... Freshmen 75 ... Freshn t ' ' Compulsory attendence brings students c together for a Junior Achievement g assembly. . • • Freshmen 75 ... Freshmen 75 ... Freshmen 75 ... Freshmen 75 .. .Freshmen 75 ... Freshmen 75 Carolyn Betustak )oe Biel Terry Blasko Diana Bobos George Borza Annemarie Brown Jeanne Bugyis Jean Buhing Nancy Buksar Chris Butcher Cheryl Canner Don Cerona Karen Col berg Bill Cuculic Jim Czechanski Dirk Davis Barb Dobos Fred Dancer Tom Drummond Don Erminger Alfonso Espinoz For freshmen, orientation day was the start of a new experience. As incoming freshmen entered Clark as students for the first time, a new feeling of maturity surrounded them. Upon entering the auditorium, freshmen noticed that Clark had a personality all its own, different from that of the schools previously attended. Minor details were handled, lockers were assigned, schedules were distributed, and friends were made. All in all, orientation day gave " greenies " a glimpse of upcoming events as they began to discover they, too, had a place among the " Pioneer Family. " Joletta Falda Donna f ernandez Herman Garcia Kathy Gaylor Trese Gazda Steve Geber Virginia Gielazyn " GreeRies Join THE FAMIbY! Elizabeth Geryminski Carol Ginkas Jim Gikas Loy Glass Cathy Golden Tom Grabowski Freshmen 109 110 Tom Lesar Carl Lien Javier Lozano John Luptak Linda Lyle Karen Magmany Kathy Markovich Vickie Markusic Juventino Martinez Kathy Marti n Maria Martinez Sylvia Martinez Paula Mathis David Matura Mary Mashura Barb McClelland Betty McCord Belinda McPheron Jerry Meier Susan Michaels Joe Mierwa Joy Miles Mark Mileusnich Randy Mis Dan Miskus Robbin Mode Vickie Moore Debra Mottet Walter Mullins Kim Muscarella Paul Musielak Pearlann Nastav For most freshmen, the tradition of homecoming was a new and exciting one. During Spirit Week, the freshmen played an active role in festivities. Continuing throughout the entire week, frosh class members displayed their school spirit by participating in the float and sign competition. Frosh worked diligently for several weeks, but were only rewarded with an honorable mention. To further display their Pioneer spirit, the freshmen selected o r Homecoming h TradifcioR attendant, w •« • « 2 IreifcrafceQ whole the Freshmen Class had a very happy and memorable homecoming. I Freshmen 111 s «9tf Lance Natonski Mike Nelson Jeanine Novotney John Nytko Jeff Oliver Mary Oliver Jim Paunicka Sherry Payton Karey Pieters Laura Peyton Pete Poulos Elaine Potter Lynn Prucnal Kim Pyle Cindy Ramsy Larry Randall Dawn Rapchak Kim Raspopovich Greg Retegan Dave Robertson Patty Rohr Steve Rokosz Cheryl Rosachi Marc Rusnack 112 John Vavrek Ken Wall Cathy Wiening Debt) Warzyniak Rich Wiecinski Dawn Williams Brian Wind Cathy Wojciechowski Wojciehowski Ransom Wooden Jeff Woolsey Raque Ybarra Mr. James Hoelzel, the new Freshmen sponsor, has inspired his " Greenies " , and is credited with creating Biel beads Fposh atmosphere of confidence in the class under his leadership. Freshmen elected class officers and collected class dues within one week. In Mr. Hoelzel ' s own words, the week became known as " Frosh Power Week, " and followed the plan of unifying the class. Election of class officers took place in the first week of the second semester. The reason for this was that early in the school year many new students were unfamiliar with classmates. If elections were to be held in the beginning of the year, the students might have made a poor choice of officers. Selected as President was Joe Biel, with the aid of fellow officers, Joe pulled the class of 78 through one of the most important years of their high- school life. Freshmen 113 MRS. JILL BARANIE . . . Librarian ... 1 MR. STEVEN ). BIEL . .. )r. High Math . .. year at Clark ... “It will be nice when it 8 years at Clark ... “Being an alumnus of is finished. " dark, it will be double pleasure to see the job finally completed; It is long overdue. " MRS. CAROL AVERY ... Clothing ... 2 years at Clark ... “Renovation can be very trying for the teacher; It almost is impossible to conduct a normal classroom situation. " MR. EMIL BARNEY .. . Shop, Mechanical Drawing, Exploratory power mechanics ... 2 years at Clark ... " Renovation is at times a matter of necessity working with the materials and facilities. " MR. DENNIS DURDOCK ... Principal ... 1 year at Clark .. . " Renovation will be a hardship and an inconvenience to staff an students, but after renovation is completed, the staff and students will be very proud of their facilities. " ( ■ Although this was Mr. Burdock ' s first year as principal of Clark, he easily adapted to his new surroundings. He was very pleased with the warm welcome he received from his fellow faculty members as well as the student body. Mr. Burdock was extremely impressed with the enthusiasm and school spirit displayed by the Pioneers. Prior to Mr. Burdock ' s entrance as a teacher, he studied at Walbash College where he received his Bachelor ' s Degree in Arts and Sciences. He furthered his education at Loyola University and Purdue University. After obtaining his education, Mr. Burdock began his teaching career in English at Hammond High School and taught for nine years. He was appointed assistant principal and after fulfilling the position of assistant principal for six years, Mr. Burdock was selected among thirty applicants to be the new principal of Clark. Although Mr. Burdock has many duties as principal, he still finds time to keep up with his outside activities. He is an avid sports spectator and also an athlete. Mr. Burdock has proved to be well-placed principal and we, as students of Clark, accept him into the Pioneer Family. MR. JAMES BOYLE . .. Typing ... 8 years at Clark ... “The noise and odors have been disturbing, but not intolerable. It is a small inconvenience for the wonderful change that will occur. " MISS AUCUSTINA BRIBIESCA . .. Social Worker Intern ... 1 year at Clark .. . " It will not only be a benefit to the school and the teachers but also the students. " MR. RICHARD CARPIO ... English ... 7 years at Clark ... " It hasn ' t interferred with me at all. " MR. ELDON BUSS ... Business Machines, Bookkeeping, Business Department Chairman. MR. )IM CASEY ... Accounting, Business Math, Typing, General Business ... 2 Vi years at Clark ... “There are times when one has to close the classroom door to think. " MR. JAMES DYCUS ... Band, Instrumental Music ... 9 years at Clark ... " I appreciate the new band facilities. I will be extremely happy when they complete the auditorium. " MR. ARNOLD CORDER ... Guidance supervisor, Freshman Counselor ... 25 years at Clark ... " To reach the goals of many years, much can be endured. " MR. JOE ESTERHAY .. . Assistant Principal... 8 years at Clark ... " I think it is wonderful. It is going to be a headache for a while, but once it is done it will be terrific. " MRS. CAROL CORE ... Physical Education ... 2 years at Clark ... " The gym must now accommodate four gym classes instead of two; a situation we ' ll have since the old gym will have the MRS. BARBARA DOBAK . .. Librarian ... 6 years at Clark ... " I am excited about renovation because it is going to make it so much more possible to offer better media. " MR. DARRELL G. CHURCH ... Choral Music ... 12 years at Clark ... " I feel that the renovation is good for the school, but nevertheless, the work on stage prevented our using it. " 116 " Renovation Is G MRS. NORBEL CYRCH ... All art classes ... 23 years at Clark ... “I am disappointed that they will not be fixing up the Art Department to match Hammond High ' s as they had promised. " The year 1975 proved to be an exciting as well as limited year for the faculty and students alike. Many teachers waited with anticipation the new facilities which entailed an improvement for their classes. Clark ' s faculty was forced to work with equipment that was out of date and not conducive to teaching. Teachers were anxiously awaiting the final outcome of this renovation. On the other hand, many teachers were compelled to limit their lessons because of the voices of hammers, as well as chisels. Many teachers felt, however, because of the space and excessive noise roadblocks, the students were being deprived of extra learning that is essential to youth. Teachers also became frustrated with students as their minds wandered while listening to the pounding of a new Clark. Mr. Sieman was inconvenienced when his basketball practice had to be shortened because of the limitation of only one gym. Shorthand students strained their ears in Mrs Wojtas ' classes in order to hear dictation over clashing pipes and falling bricks, and as dust filtered through the vent during Mr. Shaw ' s Econ class, students tried to concentrate in vain. Although teachers suffered from these hardships, as well as many other similiar hardships, they realized the need for the new life Clark will soon see. MRS. CAROL FLORENCE ... Algebra, Business Math, General Math ... 1 year at Clark ... " I am sure all the noise and dust is worth it. " MISS KATHERINE GAZIS ... French ... 1 year at Clark ... " I suppose when looking at this from the brighter side of life, it ' s okay as long as it doesn ' t last too long. " Merrily, Caroling in the typing room, dark teachers sing a Christmas tune. MRS. MARIA ENCINOSA ... Spanish ... 11 years at Clark ... " I don ' t mind to sacrifice anything. Renovation is great. I want Clark to be the best. " MRS. ERNESTINE HNATYK ... German ... 2 years at Clark ... " All the noise, smells, and dust of the renovation will be forgotten when it is over with. " MR. DICK HEMINGWAY ... Electric Shop, Wood Shop ... 16 years at Clark ... " Since we are in the new addition, we are not affected by the renovation directly. " MR. WAYNE M. HOBBS ... Vocational Information Industrial Cooperative Training Teacher-Coordinator... 1 year at Clark ... " Renovation hasn ' t affected me; I ' ve always moved from room to MR. PAUL GUIDEN ... Senior Counselor... 3 years at Clark ... " I think it is wonderful, but long overdue. Let ' s get it done. " MR. JOHN D. HESLIN ... U.S. History, World History ... 15 years at Clark ... " No Comment. " While the 8:00 bell rang the mobs of rushing students penetrated through the halls, teachers prepared schedules and tried to make their classes more interesting for the school day. Many people think the jobs of teachers are relatively easy, but little do they realize the many situations the teachers are confronted with. Grading papers and determining the scale is a time consuming task most teachers share. As the grading period, sometimes referred to as D-Day, draws to an end, teachers are required to tally up the work of the students and compile the data into a sheet better known as a report card. Besides fulfilling the position as teachers, the faculty are sometimes labeled as " Babysitters. " Many students feel that they are much more intelligent than their teachers; each teacher needs to put the students into their right perspectives and show them who is the boss. This is sometimes a difficult task because students do not care enough nor do they respect the teacher enough to accept constructive critisim. Many faculty members are disignated to lunch hour duties making sure students do not wander the halls disturbing classes. Study hall and early morning detentions are other examples of teachers fulfilling the position of " Childwatchers. " Along with these trivial duties, teachers must try to teach their classes to the best of their ability, attempting to prepare students for their future. MR. JAMES HOELZEL ... English ... 2 years at Clark ... " I just keep thinking of the future and tell myself that the finished product will be well worth the problem-or at least I hope so. " MR. TIM HOVANEC .. . U.S. History . .. 2 years at Clark ... " Renovation has directly affected my teaching on a couple of days during which the dust and noise made teaching impossible. " MRS. VIRGINIA KLINGBERG ... Jr. High Physical Education ... " Situation for girl ' s Physical Education is crowded; we need two gyms. " MR. JOHN KOSTOPOULOS ... World History ... 7 years at Clark ... " This program will provide for facilities of the most modern design; if used properly will add a great deal. " MISS NANCY MAUDER ... Basic Reading, Language Arts ... 3 years a dark ... " No Comment. " MISS MARGARET IDE ... Foods ... 15 years at Clark ... " If it ever gets done, it will be terrific for both High School and Jr. High. Can ' t wait!! " MRS. CAROL HUBER .. . Developmental reading, Basic Reading ... 14 years at Clark ... " It ' s been a long time coming! I always wanted to stay at Clark long enough to have better facilities. " MRS. VIRGINIA LELAND .. . Biology . 2 years at Clark ... " I can inhale the diesel fumes, and smile in expectation of knowing that some day, I can grow orchards and gardens in the future. " Faculty 119 §©©S3 © ©©Gfl MISS DOLORES MCCAMPBELL ... Acc. Junior English, Adv. American Literature, Introduction to Composition, Freshman English ... 25 years at Clark ... " Clothes get dirtier now than ever before. " MR. WILLIAM R. MUELLER . .. World Geography, World History ... 11 years at Clark ... " Let ' s hope that after it ' s all finished we don ' t stand back and say, ' you know what they shoulda done MR. GEORGE C. MUIR . .. English ... 20 years at Clark ... " Publications will realize a completely new room location and equipment for Pioneer News and Powder Horn work. " MISS DORIS MYERS ... Junior Counselor... 16 years at Clark ... " I hate to see the old gym torn down. My first eight years at Clark were spent teaching PE: It holds many memories for MR. PAT MONTALBANO ... Jr. High Math ... 2 years at Clark ... " It hasn ' t effected my classes yet! " MR. JOE OTIS ... U.S. History ... 1 year at Clark ... " I do not think the building or my room was unattractive to begin with. If it will make for a healthier atmosphere. I ' m all for it. " MR. JOSEPH MILLER ... Jr. High Geography, American History ... 12 years at Clark ... " On a personal basis, I can ' t wait until we get the modern look into our classes. " 120 MR. CARY RIDGLEY .. Geometry, Math ... 2 years at Clark ... " It makes me feel I am back in the summer working on construction. " MRS. MERRY SIARA ... Nurse ... 2 years at Clark ... " I am anxious to have modern equipment and a brighter environment. This will do alot to promote health. " MR. PETER W. SHAW . .. Economics, Sociology, Psychology ... 1 year at Clark ... " I have felt I was in competition with Jackhammer sandsaws for the attention of the students. " Off Tfee Job MR. STEVEN SHEPHARD ... English, American Literature, Jr. Comp., Drama, Speech ... 5 years at Clark ... " Maybe we will have a school when we are finished. " As the school year began, The students attempted to welcome new members of the faculty. Pupils still continued their relationships which had grown through the years with the established teachers. Some students were openly able to reveal their inner thoughts in an enjoyable conversation with a special teacher. These teachers are not only authorities to convey knowledge but they are also faithful friends. Clark is also faced with teachers who are not willing to sacrifice time outside class. These teachers are labeled as strict observers of the 8-3:20 bell schedule. Although some teachers are inactive in after-school affairs, they can associate with the students in a friendly manner during the required fifty-five minute period of a school day. Faculty 121 MRS. KATHLEEN STANO|LOVIC ... Spanish ... 6 years at Clark ... " I am hoping that for the first time in six years of teaching that I will have a room that I can call my own. " MRS. DORIS SNIDER . .. English ... 14 years at Clark ... " I am looking forward to the modernization of our present facilities. " MRS. CAROL TALABAY ... American Literature, Advanced Copm., World Literature ... 5 years at Clark ... " I am excited about working in a like-new building: The noise drives me nuts! " MR. NICK VORIS ... Physical Education, Health ... 2 years at Clark . .. " Hope to hire a swimming coach that can also assist in Football. " MRS. JOYCE SPROUSE ... Interpersonal Relationships, Consumer Education, Jr. High Foods and Clothing ... 1 year at Clark ... " I will be glad when its completed. " 122 MR. THOMAS TENNYSON ... Algebra, Math ... 3 years at Clark ... " I am sure its worth the trouble and confusion. " MR. JAMES TURNER . .. Business English, Jr. High English ... 3 years at Clark ... " It is a necessary evil to gain a modern physical plant here at Clark. " MR. MICHAEL T. UNCER . .. Chemistry ... 2 years at Clark ... " It ' s a great chance, if used properly, to increase our educational effectiveness. " MR. JACK WILLIAMSON ... Jr. High Science ... 13 years at Clark ... " I will be glad to see it completely done so a total program can once again be offered here at Clark. " MR. ORAL WATKINS ... Advanced algebra. Physics ... 18 years at Clark ... " Overall, the problems are few in comparison to what the workers have accomplished. " MRS. KAREN WOJTAS ... Shorthand and Transcription ... 2 years at Clark ... " It is sometimes difficult for students to hear me dictate over the air hammer. ' MISS DOROTHY WALLACE ... Algebra, Geometry, Analysis ... 14 years at Clark ... " It will be nice to have an office for the Math Department. " MR. FORREST WELCH ... Counselor... 6 years at Clark ... " Although it would probably have been less expensive to build a whole building, the improvements are needed. " MR. DALE WINGEN ... Metals, Jr. High Shop ... 7 years at Clark ... " I will be glad to see it completely done so a total program can once again be offered here at Clark. " MR. RAY WILLIAMS ... Mechanical Drawing ... 20 years at Clark ... " Being in the new building the effects of renovation has been minimal.” MR. JEFFREY YELTON ... Biology, Advanced Biology ... 3 years at Clark ... " It has caused some problems, but hasn ' t yet hampered classroom activities. " MISS DIANE WOZNIAK ... Geometry, Basic Math ... 6 years at Clark ... " Renovation hasn ' t affected me. " MR. DAN WEISS ... Biology ... 1 year at Clark ... " I would rather have books and materials than a swimming pool. Each morning, the cooks wake up to the thought of preparing lunch for a hungry mob of students, as well as teachers. Soon they will be introduced to the new kitchen facilities and the old kitchen will become a memory. Answering phone calls, typing, and filing are just a few of the jobs the main-office secretaries do in order to keep the school running efficiently. Mrs. Allen the Guidance Department secretary, is in charge of keeping the students records filed and aiding the counselors. Being up a floor higher, the librarians are busy assisting students in locating various books to aid the learning process. After school, the custodians begin the tedious task of sweeping, dusting, and cleaning the mess which has been formed by the students during the day. Cooks—Bottom Row: E. Cummings, A. Holliar, S. Bakaja, E. Kokat. Top Row: M. Benko, M. Miklusak,). Koonce, H. Filipiak, H. Stout. Backbones 124 School Board—Bottom Row: Mr. Alfred Kuhn, Mrs. Lois Bell, Dr. David Cooley. Top Row: Mr. Richard Schreiber, Mr. Max Mason. Janitresses—Left to Right Killwitz, C. Poplawski. A. Knazur, O. Clark, M. Stofcik, C. Centkowski, W. Janitors-Left to Right: Kurt Krause, Tom Breymeyer. Office-Left to Right: Linda Muscarcella, 8 years; Janice Molle, 1 year; Laura Carlson, 11 years. Faculty 125 Shirley Allen continues after 8 years, to work efficiently for the counselors. 5 any extra-curricular organizations experienced the growing pains of renovation, especially those groups affiliated with the stage and auditorium. The Orchestra, Band, Choral Department, and Drama Department were forced to find substitute stages for their performances. The Whiting Community Center and Gavit High School hosted Clark ' s orchestra and Choral Department in their spring productions, while the Drama Club improvised and transformed Room 123, the large study hall, into its theater for their Spring performance. These groups survived the trials and tribulations of the " facelift, " while other organizations remained unaffected. These groups still enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and switch from routine offered them by the Thursday activity periods. Auditorium renovation hindered theatrical organizations, but the promise of the future was inspiring. oundations ... Foundations ... Foundations ... Foundations ... Foundations ... Foundations 126 Mr. Burdock presented Booster Club President Bob Vrlik with the Sportsmanship trophy, Clark ' s seventh year for the award. Hoping to promote school spirit for the Sectional Booster Bloc, cabinet members created this unique eye-catcher. Renee Zubay and Sandy Derybowski relax during activity period while working on handicraft projects. Booster Club Cabinet-Front Row: L. Woytena, C. Holiat, J. Stribjak, K. Conley, P. Singer, M. Hegadus,). Geffert. Second Row: K. Girman, A. Girman, A. Bugyis, K. Pappalardo, L. Navta, K. Shebesh, D. Gesik, A. Halik. Third Row: M. Oprisko, K. Gonsiorowski, J. Rut, L. Schoknecht, C. Kovach, B. Roznawski, R. Zubay, D. Quigley, S. Navta. Fourth Row:). Mish,). Klen, S. Sichhart, M. Bobos, B. Eski, M. Samek, L. Quattrin, L. Zembala. Fifth Row: M. Hildebranski, F. Behrens,). Vargo, R. Hastings, D. Benoist, B. Vrlik, K. Herakovish, M. Walro, J. Mottet, M. Sciacero. Chuck Badnarik and Tom Mier help to publicize a Student Council activity by hanging a hall banner. 128 Clark Students Cheer in the Sectional Booster Block and achieve the spirit award for the third consecutive year. " All right you people I want to see some spirit out there tonight, " was a familiar saying of Booster Club President Bob Vrlik while speaking at pep assemblies. The task set aside for Clark ' s Booster Club was not to be tossed lightly aside. The main objective was to promote spirit and support for various team and school events. As Homecoming neared, preparations began early and the product of hard¬ working hours was a lawn display, symbolizing spirit among the club members. Other club activities were organizing booster blocks for games, sponsoring dances, and developing spirit weeks. Another organization for the benefit of students is the Student Council. Cabinet members met in summer to begin preparations for the school year. Plans for intramural programs, dances, Expanded Curriculum, assemblies, and a Student Lounge were discussed, but some ideas were not accomplished. The intramural tennis tournament was avidly supported by students but disinterest in other sports events prevented further intramural programs. S.C. cabinet members participated in Student Exchange with other Hammond schools. Two assemblies during the year featured Mayor Lugar of Indianapolis and an amateur folk group. A third attempt, made in planning Expanded Curriculum, began early to insure success. Student Council Cabinet and Representatives-Front Row:). Zajac, G. Davis C. Kritz, F. Luptak, K. Gaylor, D. Zelezniak, Ca. Kiraly, B. Colbery, C. Yager, J. Oslewski, C. Mahns, D. Quigley, K. Pappalardo. Second Row: C. Betustak, K. Anderson, T. Wandel, M. Guiden, K. Shebesh, L. Schoknecht, K. Mecklin, L. Navta, B. Roznawski, K. Gonsiorowski, R. Zubay. Third Row: L. Kansky, S. Derybowski, B. Franiak, M. Samek, B. Ciastko, B. Lantz, D. Gesik,). Rut,). Klen, S. Ciastko, D. Serafin, L. Quattrin. Fourth Row: K. Colberg, D. Pacenka, S. Navta, M. Carpen, N. Lozano, M. Bobos, J. Biel, B. Broderick, B. Pers, L. Zembala, K. Sandowski, B. Porubyanski, R. Turpin, Fifth Row: V. Martinez, A. Gougeon, L. (ones,). Uhrin, C. Dziezak, T. Meier, P. Raycroft, M. Kruszynski, P. Colbert, M. Walro, |. Mish, N. Dobos, ). Glass. Sixth Row: K. Langhor, S. Kruszynski, ). Porubyanski, V. Catania, D. Slazyk, D. Fett, F. Behrens, C. Badnarik, D. Vida, C. Kalmas, C. Spanburg, F. Surrett, T. Adam, M. Pavovich. Tired and exhausted cabinet members complete the final stages of assembling the lawn display during homecoming activities. Student Council Officers-B. Lantz, Pres., D. Vida, Treasurer; D. Serafin, V. Pres.; M. Kruszynski, Secretary. Organizations 129 C-Club members Larry Zembala and Jon Toops play the part of yellmen at the Sectional tournament. Athletes and athletics lovers united to form the booster organizations of C- Club, CAC, Athletic Aids, and Mat Maids. The officers planned monthly meetings, discussing the C-Club banquet, dances, sweaters, and jackets, working at basketball games, and the concession stand, where most of the dub profit was consumed. CAC officers, along with club members, attempted to maintain an active organization permitting any girls to participate in volleyball, bowling, and basketball in a compettive spirit. Points received from participation in various sports are tallied for a final goal, a CAC letter and monogram. The CAC banquet was another major event the members attended at the close of the academic year. Mat Maids and Athletic Aids supported athletics by assisting in various sports as score keepers, timers, and officiators. During activity meetings, sponsor, Mr. Hemmingway describes proper scoring techniques to the girls. Mat Maid sponsor, Mrs. Leland, along with the officers organized the girls and decided on sweaters and outfits Mat Maids—Mrs. Leland. Front Row: S. Howard, S. Segal, B. Franiak, L. Girman, D. Kolusak. Second Row: M. Klen, M. Martinez, K. Jancosek, D. Sherky. Third Row: J. Bondi, S. Zelenak, L. Lyle, K. Markovich, L. Zelenack. Fourth Row: D. Zeljeznjak, M. Novotny, A. Hruskocy, V. Temersma. Fifth Row: T. Palko, L. Rudzinski C-Club—Front Row: R. Winderlich, T. Ryzewski, E. Centowski, V. Catania, Pres; M. Kruszynski, V. Pres; B. Lantz, J. Zeljeznjak. Second Row: B. Cuculic, R. Osborne, J. Biel, V. Kazmierski, D. Gulvas, M. Hlebasko, D. Szura, Third Row: J. Mottet, L. Zembala, J. Klen, B. Vrlik, M. Dabertin, P. Raycroft, B. Pers, J. Davis. Fourth Row: B Jakubczyk, D. Rokosz, J. Biel, C. Spanburg, E. Behrens, T. Adams, S. Savich, S. Kruszynski, D. Pacenka. Fifth Row: M. Carpen,). Kowal, R. Longoria, R. Hastings, C. Mihalov, D. Zehner, J. Kail, A. Villanveva, M. Hmielewski. Sixth Row: G. Kaminsky, D. Fett, D. Benoist, c. Kalmas, C. Badnarik, M. Jakubovie, D. Vida, B. Miskus, R. Mroz, W. Martinez. ?w Athletic Aids-Front Row: L. Kansky, M. Domsich, D. Downey, J. Wojciehowski, L. Prucnal, M. Klen, B. Hulsey, C. Furlo, L. Martinez, D. Kulusak. Second Row: D. Saksa,S. Zelenak, P. Singer, K. Cirman, K. Mecklin, C. Kovach, B. Franiak, A. Dumezich, N. Ormes, C. Davis, T. Donovan, M. Stutchek, ). Barilla, D. Betustak. Thrid Row: K. Markovich, C. Tho mas, D. Senya, L. Lyle, K. Tansky,). Falda, V. Talabay, M. Mashura, S. Tomko, J. Buren, M. Martinez, L. Zimney, K. Magaroni, K. Savich, J. Dudek. Fourth Row: L. Dabulsky, N. Buksar, J. Miklusak, B. Colberg, M. Bartoszec, M. Hanchar, N. Zembala, R. Grayson, S. Segal, C. Coppage, J. Bond, D. Shebish, M. Springer, D. Shurky, S. Walters, T. Palko. Fifth Row: J. lakubovie, B. Powell, L. Jamrose, S. Bachurek, R. Gawel, M. Bereolos, C. Smeege, K. Quattrin,). Strbyak, K. Conley,). Ostrowski, L. Girman, P. Morgan, P. Nowak, A. Hruskoci, M. King. Sixth Row: M. Miklusak, P. Demkovich, K. Pieters, L. Colberg, M. Pustek, D. Halik, L. Bearden, B. Molle, M. Writt, K. Susoreny, D.Sowa, D. Williams,L. Sasser, D. Zelezniak, M. Novotney, S. Derybowski, K. Dafcik. Seventh Row: L. Rudzinski, C. Kownacki, C. Bercik, J. Bugis, K. (ancosek, K. Colberg, J. Novotney, ). Pardinak. C. Kiraly, S. Rasoski, B. Eski, D. Serafin, S. Kanacz. Eighth Row: A Gougeon, M. Dust, R. Molle, M. Repay,). Odrorbinak, L. Jones, R. Senko, K. Hajduch, S. Vanek, M. Saliga. G.A.C.-Front Row: P. Singer, L. Novasel, I. Gierymski, M. Sikora, E. Sentsch, V. Tkach, D. Halik, K. Meklin, K. Girman. Second Row: D. Shebesh, N. Kamin, C. Muvich, P. Dvorseak, K. Janik, K. Gonsiorowski, J. Bondi, D. Quigley, T. Wandel, D. Zatorski, A. Noworyta. Third Row: D. Brenner, K. Doppler, K. Ruman, D. Modjeski, C. Yager, J.Mish, M. Wagner, J. Boskovich, P. Novak, K. Savich, B. Franiak, B. Roznawski, M. Guiden, L. Colberg. P. Demkovich, K. Pieters, L. Navta, J. Kunis, K. Susoreny, B. Molle, C. Davis. Fifth Row: T. Donovan, S. Derybowski, B. Eski, A. Gougeon, R. Senko, K. Hajudch, M. Repay, L. Jones, M. Saliga, M. Razumich, L. Kansky, M. Samek, D. Serafin, L. Girman, S. Baturic, L. Bebenek. Sixth Row: M. Dust, Tres., L. Schoknecht, Head of Sports, L. Quattrin, V. Pres., M. Bobos, Pres., S. Navta, Sec., Mrs. Core, Sponsor. Athletic Aids, Mary Kay Repay, and Organizations 131 Lanie Nelson keep stats at games. " Co you Pioneers .. . " echoed through the halls as girls practiced for cheerleading tryouts. Long hours of practice paid off for those who were chosen. Many cheerleaders attended a one-week workshop learning new cheers and mounts. They returned home anxiously awaiting the football season. Homecoming arrived and spirit swelled as they painted signs, decorated locker- rooms and player 7 houses. Climaxing the season was the traditional Whiting-Clark game. Balloons with the slogan " We ' re backin ' the bustin ' Pioneers " were sold. Later, the cheerleaders treated the team to milkshakes. The basketball season meant more spirit and involvement. Extra efforts were put forth by cheerleaders for sectionals. A pep assembly was held banners were hung, the varsity team ' s bedrooms were decorated, and senior yellmen were incorporated into cheers. With the loss of Sectionals cheerleaders ' hearts grew heavy as they realized it marked the end of another year of cheerleading. Freshman Cheerleaders-Bottom to Top: B.McClelland, K. Tansky, M.B. Hanchar N. Zembala. Janice Homco strives to achieve spirit and volume from the booster block at a basketball game. 132 1 Cheerleaders and C-Club yellmen combine to lead cheers during a time M out at Sectionals. Varsity Cheerleaders-I. Schokneckt,). Ruf, C. Kovach, D. Quigley, ). Homco, K. Consiorowski. B-Squad Cheerleaders-M. Hegadus,). Ceffert, N. Kamin, C. Holiat, L. Wojtena. Organizations 133 Sherry Urbanik marches into the field to the song of Co You Pioneers before the football game begins. Pom Corps—Front Row: A. Cirman, Leader; K. Shebesh, Asst. Leader. Second Row: T. Wandel, M. Samek, M. Spebar, K. Pappalardo, K.Mecklin. Third Row:). Zajac, L. Navta, S. Urbanek, K. Slamkowski, S. Navta. Fourth Row: M. Guiden, K. Girman, B. Roznawski, D. Gesik. Fifth Row: S. Sichhart, G. Mandas, M. Bobos, L. Kansky. Pom Pon girls display talent and uniformity while performing during a football half-time show. Twirlers—Front Row: C. Jurek, Asst. Leader; Sandy Wheeler, Leader. Second Row: K. Dafcik, C. Davis, D. Serafin. Third Row: M. Springer, K. Roman, K. Conley. Dana Serafin enhances half-time performances with her skills during the Homecoming game. Selling candy, performing at football and basketball games during halftime, and marching in traditional parades during the year along with the Flags were only a few of the activities of the Clark Pom Pon girls. Their motto was " practice makes perfect " and under the direction of leaders Annette Girman and Karen Shebesh that is exactly what they did— hours and hours of practicing for precision and accuracy. Poms ran into some difficulty not having a specific hour scheduled during the day as a Pom activity. Therefore, practicing and planning had to take place after school hours. Among Twiler ' s activities were developing routines for games, practicing during fifth hours, and bake sales. Leaders this year were Sandy Wheeler and Celeste Jurek. Twirlers also took part in the Fourth of July, Christmas, and Memorial Day parades which were preceded by hours of marching, practicing, and planning for near perfect performance they could be proud of. Flag Corps-Front Row: P. Singer, D. Shebish,). Oslewski. Second Row: A. Noworyta, D. Halik, J. Strbyak,). Ostrowski. Third Row: B. Molle, K. Doppler P. Vavrek, L. Colberg,). Jakubovie. Fourth Row: L. Jones. Organizations 135 Kathy Sankowski looks into a career in the army at the Career Night display. Quill and Scroll-Front Row: J. Bondi, A. Noworyta, N. Kamin, D. Shebesh, S. Derybowski,). Zajac, B. Eski, C. Muvich, ). Ruf, L. Miterko. Second Row: L. Novosel, N. Dobos, K. Anderson, K. Kokotis, K. Wagner, D. Brenner, M. Cuiden, B. Roznawski, C. Kovach, P. Biestek. Third Row: C. Dziezek, L. Kansky, M. Samek, D. Cesik, B. Pers, ). Biel, L. Navta, K. Shebesh, A. Bugyis, K. Pappalardo, L. Quattrin. Fourth Row: K. Doppler, M. Cutka, P. Raycroft, J. lovrinic,). Biel, F. Surret, J. Glass, M. Walro, S. Sichhart, M. Bobos. At the beginning of the second semester, thirty-eight seniors and thirty- one juniors comprised the Clark Chapter of the National Honor Society. Society members were chosen for their qualities of leadership, character, and service. Under the guidance of Mr. Corder, NHS has carried out a tutoring program for high school students. This year, NHS sponsored Career Night, held on March 12, providing valuable information to both parents and students. Although the Thespians had a rather inactive year because of auditorium renovation, the ten members kept tradition by producing a food fair play. The major objective of the Thespians was to support theater both in school and in the community. To become a member, candidates must have earned points by participating in theatrical productions or other related activities. Members of Quill and Scroll gained membership by ranking in the upper one-third of the Junior or Senior Classes and demonstrating superior work on school publications. The major goal of Quill and Scroll was to promote better journalism in school and community. Mr. Burdock congratulates Nanci Dobos during National Honor Society induction. Thespians—Clockwise: R. Winderlich, C. Price, M. Cutka, I. Cierymsky, B. Franiak, D. Whitzel. National Honor Society-Front Row: B. Riquelme, T. Sholar, J. Bielat, D. Quigley, L. Kan sky, C. Filipiak, N. Kamin, D. Shebesh,). Skrzypak. Second Row: A. Bugyis, D. Cesik, M. Samek M. Flaris, L. Navta, S. Szarmach B Mish, I. Cierymsky, P. Biestek, M. Bobos, L. Quattrin. Third Row: C. Dziezak, N. Dobos, K. Shebesh, T. Wandel, M. Guiden, R. Zubay, G. Mandas, K. Pappalardo, S. Navta, K. Anderson. Fourth Row: B. Franiak, M. Walro,). Ruf, M. Hegadus, M. Miklusak, R. Turpin, T. Stolarz, K. Sankowski, N. Lozano, L. Bebenik, S. Sichhart. Fifth Row: M. Cutka, D. Homco, B. Strempka, J. Porubyanski, K. Hajduch, ). Lovrinic, ). Glass, M. Dust, M. Sciacero, V. Catania. Back Row: M. Hlebasko, B. Pers, L. Zembala, R. Rewers,). Miller, J. Radloff, M. Krajnak, S. Krzynski, R. Longoria, P. Raycroft, M. Mashura. Organizations 137 Deadlines, headlines, copy, captions, and columns became important building blocks in the creation of a modern school newspaper format. Guided by first semester editor, Lydia Quattrin, P.N. staff engulfed in a new and exciting adventure, changing from an obsolete mimeographed newspaper to an offset, printed Pioneer News. Staff members ' efforts were rewarded by encouragement and congratulations from teachers and students who reacted favorably to the long-awaited breakthrough. It was difficult for staff members to become accustomed to working on the new format, but it was worth the extra work and confusion. When the second semester arrived, matters were not as rosy. Because of the unbelievable expenses of publishing an offset newspaper, the P.N. fell deep in debt. In order to make up for this loss of money, the staff had to regress to its previous position, reverting to a weekly mimeographed issue. Under the leadership of Cindy Dziezak, the staff continued publishing a weekly Pioneer News. Although the staff was not as enthused about working on a mimeographed paper, they continued supplying the student body with weekly information concerning school-related news and editorials. Frustrated Advertising Editor, left Glass worries and works over his bills and payments from patrons. Pioneer News Staff-Front Row: B. Lantz, ). Glass, ). Biel, ). Lovrinic. Second Row: Mr. Muir, S. Derybowski, L. Quattrin, C. Dziezak, M. Bobos, F. Surrett. Third Rowe C. Movich, M. Oprisko, T. Donovan, K. Kokotis, L. Novosel, Fourth Row: J. Ruf, L. Kansky, K. Anderson, D. Brenner, Fifth Row: K. Shebesh, C. Kovach, D. Serafin. 138 A surprise party to honor Mr. Muir was held to celebrate his receiving the Columbia Cold Key Award. As darkness enveloped their surroundings, yearbook staff members Karen Pappalardo, Ann Marie Bugyis, Carolyn Kovach, Margie Bobos, and their editor Mary Lynn Samek worked on into the night to meet a deadline. 140 Yearbook Hysteria was implanted into yearbook staffers ' brains as soon as school began in the fall. As the first deadline approached, staff realized this was only the beginning-the beginning of a long, work-loaded, emotion-packed year filled with tears, headaches, decisions, arguments, and fun, with the end result being Powder Horn 1974-75. It was the hope of the entire staff that all their energies would successfully capture those precious memories. " Get your copy done! " " Think heads! " " Why are you guys so behind? " These were only some of the commands of yearbook editor Marylynn Samek and co-editors Karen Shebesh and Jean Zajac. Room 206 was always alive and buzzing with activity, while staff members ' brains turned on to yearbook style and composition. The room shook with emotion and excitement and enlightened the creativity of everyone there. Staff occasionally wished they had brought their sleeping bag and pillow to school that day as they worked long hours into the night and early morning. Room 206 became a second home for devoted and dedicated staffers involved in the book ' s assemblage. The fun times outweighed the difficult, tension-filled times, and food, glorious food was definitely an element of fun and enjoyment. Merry Isle profited considerably by the LARGE appetites of staff members. Eating supper in Room 206 became a habit. Being a part of the Powder Horn ' s completion brought staff members to the realization that developing a book was not the only accomplishment. Staff matured by the fact that working together and compromising was no easy task. One had to forget about me, myself, and I, and work for the good of the entire staff: The end result depicted the satisfaction, success, fulfillment, and pride of everyone involved. Powder Horn Staff-Front Row: L. Miterko, K. Doppler, N. Kamin, S. Banas. Second Row: Mr. Muir, D. Shebesh, D. Zatorski, A. Noworyta, ). Morgan, E. Szynalik, A. Bugyis. Third Row: F. Surrett, K. Herakovich, ). Biel, B. Eski, L. Schoknecht, D. Serafin, K. Pappalardo, J. Bondi, C. Muvich. Fourth Row R. Hastings, S. Derybowski, M. Bobos, L. Kansky, S. Sichhart, M. Walro, J. Zajac, P. Biestek, B. Lantz, C. Kovach, B. Roznawski, M. Cuiden, L. Navta, K. Shebesh, L. Quattrin, M. Samek, Mr. Hoelzel. Yearbook Editors—K. Shebesh, Ass ' t. Ed.; M. Samek, Ed.-in-Chief; J. Zajac, Ass ' t. Mike Carter, drum major, awaits the band ' s attention before beginning the half-time performance. Practicing long hours daily is a regular activity of G.A.C. band members. Early in the school year marching band industrously prepared for home football games producing a variety of half-time shows. Concert band waited in anticipation for the annual Christmas, Winter, and Spring concerts, and basketball half-times featured the pep band which added variety to home game activities. Without band members providing spirit and musical variety to school activities, ordinary events might have seemed unimportant. Beginning in the hot summer months band members prepared for the traditional Fourth of July Parade. They drilled marching formations and routines and learned new marching melodies. In addition to the Fourth of July parade, Clark ' s band participated in several Christmas parades and the Memorial Day parade. The end results were performances to make members proud. An hour for band scheduled each day enabled members to practice new techniques and skills, and perfect old ones. A Band-Front Row: S. Wheeler, B. Eski,). Baranowski, L. Zelenak, B. Kish. Second Row: C. Davidson, T. Saliga, T. Killar, B. Bereolos, |. Jones. Third Row: D. Zajac, J. Biel, M. Wojciehowski, K. Kortokrax, ). Arendas, M. Carter. Back Row: Mr. Dycus, E. Szynalik, D. Whitzel, C. Langohr, T. Wintczak. Front Row: M. Miklusak, C. Filipiak, A. Beyer, Schoknecht, G. Davis, D. Quigley. Second Row: G. Michaels, P. Hill, |. Wright, S. Zelenack, A. Tokarz, L. Wojtena, K. Hajduck. Third Row: R. Kawecki, K. Hinds, K. Jancosek, P. Pena, M. Saliga, M. Scicerro, Back Row: B. Umlaut, R. Wooden, M. Hutton, B. Aponti, J. Biel. In standard marching formation, band members begin entertaining Clark home game fans. Organizations 143 Although the Clark Jazz Ensemble is only in its second year of existence as an organized group, its participation in and around the state has made the group well known. The ensemble, under the direction of Mr. Matusiak, has taken part in numerous public performances including competition in NISBOVA Contests and the ISU Jazz Festival. The group has also taped a thirty-minute Jazz showcase. With its many performances in and out of school, the group has broug ht musical enjoyment to both students and community members. Although the " big Band " sound is definitely popular with them, selections vary from charts done by Stan Kenton and Woodie Herman to Carole King and Frank Zappa. The group consists of a fine trumpet section, a mellowed sax section, trombones with a definite but low brass sound, and a driving rhythm section. Many members felt that orchestra was an experience not to be missed. The gymnasium vibrated with pleasant sounds as Jazz Ensemble harmonized. Ken Wall uses one of the practice rooms to play the drums, a very important element of )azz Ensemble. Jazz Ensemble-Front Row:). Biel, L. lurek, P. Gurevitz, K. Wiening, B. McClelland, T. Saliga, C. Hajduch, L. Zelenack, C. Price, M. Pavlovich. Second Row: D. Arendas, F. Surrett, J. Porubyanski, J. Czechanski, T. Banas, M. Kubeck,). Hildebranski, K. Horbat, T. Charnota, K. Markovich, T. Wintzak, G. Batanowski, K. Kristoff, D. Forbes, M. Flaris, G. Bartlett, D. Kaminsky. Third Row: ). Westfal, B. Porubyanski, M. Sciacero, G. Borza,). Baranowski, V. Lewark, A. Tokarz, N. Serafin, K. Kortokrax,). Glass, M. Finklestein, D. Buehler, B. Umlaut. Back Row: M. Danielson, S. Williams, M. Hutton. Organizations 145 Serenaders-Front Row: M. Hlebasko, T. Justak, J. Glass, M. Samek, J. Olzewski, G. Bartlett, L. Kansky, M. Brown, K. Krostof, D. Baliel. Second Row: K. Kortokrax, T. Banas, S. Sichhart, L. Quattrin, N. Bobos. Third Row: D. Forbes, K. Shebesh. Fourth: J. Serafin, M. Flatt. Top Row: E. Strbjak. Mixed Chorus-Front Row: J. Bobos, G. Thompson, K. Pyle, C. Kozlawski, V. Graz, D. Hilliard, M. Flanchar, S. Tomko, M. Oliver, A. Brown. Second Row: L. Jam rose, J. Bakajza, D. Davis, B. Dugan, M. Panielson, K. Kazarko, G. Kokotis, G. Randall, T. Sherman, J. Miles. Third Row: H. Garcia, D. Michaels, S. Payton, D. Bobos, J. Greenaell, B. Colberg, D. Kovach, B. Pantalon, D. Hovanac, K. Gan. Back Row: H. Flaris, S. Martinez, E. Kruzyinski, V. Marcusik, J. Banas, C. Bercik, B. Cuculic, K. Jancosek, D. Williams, L. Sasser, P. Rokosz. Girls ' Ensemble—Front Row: M. Oprisko, V. Lewark, D. Downey, J. Zajac. Second Row: J. Banas, C. Price, J. Mish, P. Singer, C. Fiiipiak, M. Flegedus, J. Jones. Back Row: M. Bobos, S. Szarmach. 146 f jcA. ' lX Room 127 is where it all begins ... day after day practicing for one main goal-perfection. Choral members all agree. IT ' S NOT EASY. Concert Choir set the pace acting as the nucleus for Mixed Chorus, Girls ' Daily Chorus, Boys ' Ensemble, and Girls ' Choir. The Fall Concert was once again based on the theme. “Panorama of Popular Music. " Daily singing and a few night rehearsals with the entire choral department produced a successful concert. Christmas season of 1974 will always be remembered by Clarkites in the taping of a Christmas record. The message of Christmas was shared by scores of people through The Music of Christmas, the title of the recording. The traditional Christmas Concert was the last concert to be presented in the old auditorium. NISBOVA—Front Row: K. Kortokrax, M. Flatt, S. Sichhart, L. Kansky, T. Banas, K. Kristoff, L. Quattrin, M. Samek, M. Hegadus, A. Tokarz, S. Szarmach, J. Bobos. Second Row: M. Carter, B. McClelland, J. Olzewski, D. Downey, M. Yansek, V. Lewark,). Zajac, P. Singer, C. Filipiak, K. Shebesh, C. Price,). Banas. Back Row:). Class, D. Balile, M. Bobos, M. Brown, D. Whitzel,). Serafin, Ml Hlebasko, E. Strbjak, N. Bobos, C. Bartlett, J. Mish, J. Jones. Concert Choir-Front Row: M. Oprisko, J. Olzewski, J. Zajac, L. Kansky, C. Filipiak, T. Justak, C. Bartlett, K. Kristoff, T. Banas, K. Palma, M. Yancek, V. Lewark. Second Row: D. Downey, M. Samek, D. Cesik,). Jones, K. Palko, D. Hill, J. Mish, D. Balile, J. Banas, K. Shebesh, P. Singer, Mr. Church. Third Row: L. Quattrin, M. Flatt, S. Szarmach, N. Bobos, T. Saylor, K. Kortokrax, J. Class, R. Winderlich, S. Sichhart, M. Bobos, C. Price, M. Hegadus. Back Row: D. Forbes, Ml Cesik, L. Matulawitz, T. Hetzel, E. Strbjak, T. Carpenter, J. Serafin, D. Toth, M. Hlebasko, K. Wall, M. Smith. Girl ' s Choir—Front Ro w: B. Hulsey, D. Kulasak, S. Wojciehowski, P. Kovach, J. Michaels, L. Miterko, J. Yeatman. Second Row: D. Devaris, L. Nelson, B. Banas, J. Kertis, D. Williams, K. Savich, T. Banas, C. Fedor, D. Shurkee, B. Sudak, B. McClelland. Third Row: R. Zubay, J. Dudek, D. Biedron, K. Shake, P. Biestek, T. Donovan, K. Conley, J. Ostrowski, L. Jamrose, D. Shebesh, L. Novotney, K. Coppage. Fourth Row: M. Domsich, C. Holiat, K. Janek, D. Dobos, K. Martin, C. Horvat, K. Quattrin, E. Fedor, J. Strbjak, M. Keith, D. Zatorsky. Back Row: T. Morres, J. Ruf, S. Kanocz, J. Miklusak, K. Colberg, P. Novak, L. Rudzinski, K. Doppler, D. Modjeski, M. Miklusak, N. Lazano, B. Colberg. Organizations 147 P Zjr ' G ' U ' i l ' L The unifying factor of all music- oriented groups is the concert. Opening the year, the choral groups presented the 11th Panorama of popular music. Selections included songs of musical teams. In the December Concert, selections ranged from traditional carols, to modern holiday songs. In keeping with the spirit of good cheer, the band presented a Winter concert. In May, the Choral Department presented the Spring concert; the groups were able to choose what theme they wanted and with help, were able to reproduce scenes from Broadway Musicals. These selections were performed by Serenaders, Concert Choir, and Girls ' Choir. The band also performed their last concert in May. The band ' s program included various types of music. The concerts provided outside recreation for those who attended. 148 Fall Concert provided a new learning performing experience to Mixed Chorus. Serious music became part of Concert Choir ' s repertoire during the Concert. Organizations 149 Mr. Dycus directed band musicians during the annual Winter Concert. Serenaders entertained at Condes Restaurant during the Christmas Season. Drama Club—Front Row: C. Voyles, M. Flaris. Second Row: M. Cutka, C. Barnaby, D. Modjeski, I. Gierymski, C. Price. Third Row: B. Colberg, M. Ford, D. Remlinger, T. Donovan, J. Cznanski, G. Bienowitz. Fourth Row: K. Payton, R. Smaluk, A. Tokarz, L. Gierymski, D. Hilliar, P. Penna. Back Row: S. Ciastko, B. Wittig, H. Flaris, D. WhitTel. The Drama Club with Mr. Shepard and Mrs. Peterson as sponsors, has been active as much as was possible with the handicap of renovation. It presented a play for Food Fair called Egad, What a Cad! The club also took a trip to Chicago and had the professional pantomimist Keith Berger, visit the school. Mr. Berger demonstrated his techniques and answered questions vital to theater as much as actual performances. Stage Crew, under the guidance of Mr. Matusiak, worked behind stage to insure proper lighting, sound effects, and details. Even with problems of renovation. Stage Crew managed to successfully present productions during the year. The Stage Crew and Drama Club are major contributions to theater works at Clark. AVO Club sponsored by Mrs. Boyden, gave hours of service in classrooms and in the library. AVO Club-Front Row: ). Lacinski, S. Duhon, Wojciehowski, P. Rokosz. Second Row: C. Leimbach, J. Buhring. Seniors Fred Biedron and Tim Walczak assist with AVO equipment in the classroom. Organizations 151 Spanish Club-Front Row: T. Markovich, D. Fernandez, B. Hulsey, T. Keller. Second Row: K. Thomas, M. Novotney, C. Betustek, S. Tomko, J. Novotney. Third Row: K. Shake, L. Zimney, S. Szarmach, R. Senko, M. Bartosik, B. Cuculic, V. Golazin, R. Loera, D. Zeljeznjak. Fourth Row: M. Domsica, ). Geffert,). )one P. Vavrek, J. Ostrowski,). Oslzewski, M. Keith, M. Hanchar. Fifth Row: K. Martin, E. Gierymski, A. Tokarz, D. Banaszak, M. King, E. Kurtis, E. Kruszynski, C. Mish, M. Mashura, Sixth Row: J. Barilla, D. Mikulij, B. Mish, D. Biedron, S. Martinez, M. Martinez, V. Marcusik, M. Cutka, D. Downey, L. Martinez. Seventh Row:). Bondi,). Clements, K. Jancosen, J. Bugis, C. Bercik, S. Bobowsky, T. Korman, F. Luptak, K. Tanski. Wighth Row: K. Hajduch, M. Carter, G. Buell, R. Cusick, H. Garcia, S. Vanik, C. Saliga, L. Pruncnal. Ninth Row: G. Retegan, S. Ciastko, B. Chapek, J. Vargo, T. Tiermsma, E. Stroyak, R. Turpin, H. Flaris, B. Colbert. While constructing the German Club float, Laura Kansky takes care of final details. German Club—Front Row: N. Averinos,). Lovrinic, R. Winderlich, ). Westfall, R. Wiecinski, E. Scepkowski, Second Row: K. Doppler, J. Ruf, C. Filipiak, S. Sichhart, L. Kansky, B. Dobos, S. Michaels, Third Row: L. Novosel, A. Gougeon B. Kish, D. Matoka, ). Biel, J. Miers. Fourth Row: C. Zamarocy, M. Brown, M. Hildebranski,). Banas, T. Dabertin, C. Wiening. Fifth Row: G. Michaels, K. Colberg, D. Cole, ). Mierwa. Club sponsor Mrs. Hnatyk looks on as Denise Sejna collects money from Students at the German Club bake sale. 152 The Spanish Club float of Noah and his animals won first prize in the traditional Homecoming parade. i n ft TOffl f French Club-Front Row: C. Fedor, L. Bebenek, B. McClelland, N. Buksar. Second Row: B. Kukasik, K. Pieters, D. Davis, K. Magarony, R. Vrbancik. Third Row: R. Kanocz, A. Greven, B. Wind, L Novosel, R. Balko, S. Ciastko, D. Sheets, Fourth Row: K. Horvat, L. )urek. Pat Rohr, S. Zelenak, D. Williams. Back Row: P. Biestek, L. Rudzinski, D. Zeleszniak, G. Borza. " Guten Tag! Hola! Bonjour! " Although the greetings mean the same, the languages are different and language club members soon discovered another aspect of learning a foreign language. Activity periods found them listening to popular foreign music, singing various songs, playing games to promote better vocabulary, reading stories and folklore by well-known authors, and devising new money-making projects. A number of bake-sales were held by the clubs throughout the year, raising funds to contribute to the I. U. Honors Program. German foods provided just the right accent to an already exciting field trip to Chicago ' s German Town. The members saw two movies and were allowed to go shopping in " vielen verschiedenen Laden. " The German Club Christmas party was a complete success, including the initiation of the freshmen members. In order to broaden their cultural horizons, French Club members attended skits given by students at a French Festival held at Spohn. Celebrating " Chriistmas Around the World " at the Museum of Science and Industry was one of the year ' s highlights for Spanish Club members. The homecoming floats produced by the various clubs were judged with Spanish Club emerging at the top with a first- place ribbon. Organizations 153 Creativity was given the opportunity to run free in the form of the talents of the Art, Handicrafts, and Sewing Club members. Under the careful supervision of Mrs. Grych, the members of Art Club allowed their imagination to take over as they employed various materials to create original masterpieces. For those students with a creative knack for everything and anything, the Handicrafts Club provided time to work on projects and learn new craft ideas and techniques. The club sponsors made arrangements for a new demonstration each week. Some of these demonstrations involved guest speakers, such as Mr. Mueller, who explained the construction of a candy Christmas wreath. Other presentations were given by the sponsors themselves, such as decorating " surprise-inside " Easter eggs. The purpose of the Handicrafts Club was not only to provide new ideas for the fulfillment of a hobby, but also to teach members to make use of unusable odds and ends. Orginality was not the only requirement of the Sewing Club. A certain basic skill with a needle and thread was necessary to insure the successful completion of projects, as member attempted new projects, some of which would have been too difficult for sewing class, they were assured of the able assistance and helpful advice of Mrs. Avery, the club sponsor. ART CLUB-First Row: L. Natonski,). Kali, D. Burke, J. Swiatkowski, M. Wozniak, C. Davidson, S. Hebda, P. Muksilak. Second Row: T. Mores, L. lurek, P. Demkovich, M. Carter, L. Colbert, L. Dabulski, L. Janik, E. Jarosz. Back Row-R. Mis T. Drumond, M. Saliga,). Holsomback, L. Kornas, T. Walczak, R. Kanis, M. Zabrecky, R. King. Mrs. Boyden instructs Brenda Riquelme and Kathy Ramsey in Handicrafts Club. Handicrafts Club-First Row: K. Muscarella, C. Chrzanowski, S. Stangel, L. Saczawa, F. Luptak, V. Martinez, P. Aquirre, S. Payton, J. Skrzy. Second Row:). Bielat, P. Frayer, D. Hussey, M. Wojciehowski, M. Ruskowski, S. Tucker, L. Urban, D. Williams. Third Row: C. Thompson, B. McPheron, P. Hanson, D. Shebesh, A. Noworyta, P. Biestek, : A. Greven, B. Dobos,). Kertis, C. Furto. Fourth Row: L. Girman, J. Bostovich, V. Trach, S. Szarmach, K. Colberg, D. French, K. Weining, K. Horvat, M. Hlavatz, S. Derbowski. Fifth Row: B. Riquelme, M. Wagner, K. Sankowski, C. Filipiak,). Jones, L. Sasser, S. Wheeler, D. Serafin, B. Eski, S. Banas. Sixth Row: K. Anderson, K. Hajduch, S. Sichhart, K. Susoreny, M. Writt, N. Lozano, L. Bearden, L. Jones, B. Franiak, R. Zubay. Seventh Row: T. Franklin, S. Franklin, K. Ruman, K. Doppler, M. Walro, M. Hildebransk, C. Szepanski, E. Szynalik, C. Dziezak. SEWING CLUB-First ROw: K. Gaylor, J. McCoy, D. Holsombach, L. Janik, S. Tucker, M. Wojciehowski, P. Dvorscak, S. Hammonds. Second Row: A. Baliga, B. Sudac, L. Bultema, B. Atwood, K. Raspopovich, N. Ormes, L. Hadley. Third Row: P Jarosz, P. Mathis, M. Oliver, D. Pantelon, D. Sowa, L. Dabulsky, B. McCord, P. Alexander. Fourth Row: D. Biedron, L. Urban, T. Blasko, D. Dagroot, S. Bobowsky, P. Rohn, K. Janik, J. Boskovich, J. Bielat, D. Oliver. Health Career members promote Walkathon by advertising. V N THE Future Teachers Club-Front Row: T. Mores. Second Row: K. Jancosek, C. Johnson. Third Row: N. Ormes, P. Alexander. Back Row: ). Swiatkowski, K. Markovich, K. Shake, B. Powell, K. Kelly, P. Nastav, V. Moore, S. Baturic, S. Moss. After an hour of hard work in the kitchen. Home Ec Club members quickly clean up before the bell. 156 Working at home or on the job is one of the hardest decisions faced by many high school girls. Three clubs at Clark which provided backgroud information in these fields were the Future-Teachers, Home Economics, and Health Careers Clubs. Insight into the different health fields was the main purpose of the Health Careers Club. The members, sponsored by Mrs. Siara, travelled to Highland to learn the functions of the Co-op Program, a program designed for teaching the mentally retarded and physically handicapped. The officers, being invited, travelled, to Indianapolis to an Officers ' Workshop where they learned new ideas for money-making projects. Another project which broadened the experience of club members was when the Future Teachers Club was given the chance to do some cadet teaching on the elementary level. A club that developed an interest in the community was the Home Economics Club, sponsored by Miss Ide. The main activity of the club, which meets the first and third Thursdays, was to work on various projects beneficial to the community. The Home Ec Club, along with Health Careers and Future Teachers, broke the monotony of a daily routine. Home Economics Club students converse as they prepare some of the ingredients for a recipe. Health Careers Club-First Row: D. Cesik, B. Mish, L. Miterko, D. Shebesh. Second Row: J. Wojciehowski, S. Bobowsky, J. Bielat, P. Dunn, D. Zatorski. Third Row: L. Martinez, C. Price, T. Sholar, N. Crawford, A. Noworyta. Fourth Row: D. Halik, K. Sankowski, S. Franklin, C. Kozlawski, J. McCoy. Fifth Row: M. Repay, D. Sowa, K. Ruman, P. Biestek, D. Miklaj, K. Hinds, E. Kruszynski, K. Payton, K. Doppler, C. Muvich. Sixth Row: D. Biedron, D. Modjeski, M. Cutka, J. Miles, S. Walters. Organizations 157 Chess Club—Front Row: D. Davis, L. Novosel, B. Wind. Back Row: D. Smolen, R. Cloughesey, M. Sciacero, D. Remlinger. Tom Wintczak anticipates his partner ' s next move. Tom Cole out-smarts his opponent during a close chess match. Many students chose to participate in game clubs on activity days and to develop the arts of concentration, skill, and strategy. The two card games. Bridge and Pinochle, under the supervision of Mr. Kostopoulos and Mr. Watkins, offered students the opportunities of learning two internationally popular games and increasing their desire to strive for perfection by competing against each other. Bridge Club required attendance at both second and fourth Thursday meetings while Pinochle Club met at either one or all of the first, third, and fourth Thursday meetings. However, in both clubs, no prerequisites for knowing how to play the games were required. At each meeting, beginners learned the basics of the games, while the other students continued to improve their skills. Along with these card games. Chess Club sponsored by Mr. Casey, also helped to develop intense concentration, skill, and brilliant strategy. An air of silence prevailed as the students applied all of their conscious efforts to outwitting their opponents during the first and third Thursday meetings. A tournament was held and the four top-ranking p;ayers would then play in the tournaments of the Northwestern Chess Conference. 158 Boys Pinochle Club-Front Row: D. Robertson, D. Kazmeirski, R. Graziani, S. Rokosz. Second Row: M. Markovich, |. Evano, C. King, T. Markovich, D. Troksa, R. Fletcher, G. Kokotis, M. Koval, P. Brown. Third Row:). Greenwell, R. Cusick, D. Smolen, R. Loera, G. Zabrecky, E. Kovachik, ). Kristak, S. Geber, ). Ozechahski, P. Korman. Fourth Row: L. Getts, B. Bultema,). Flores, B. Ciastko, B. Tolley, R. Scazny, K. Rathburn, M. Szarmach, S. Ciatko, R. Kovach. Fifth Row: B. Bugaski, M. Hlebasko, M. Zabreky, R. Sulky, S. Bednarek, M. Cole, K. Tansky, V. Kazmierski, T. Walczak, T. Rudzinski. Sixth Row: ). Razumich, D. Toth, D. Bellile, J. Glass,). Serafin, N. Bobos, V. Catania, C. Spanburg, J. Klen, ). Glass, T. Tokarz. Seventh Row: ). Holsombach, M. Pantalon, J. Porubyanski, R. Johnson, J. Sworntek, J. Kowal, D. Slazyk, T. Jurbala, T. Hetzel, D. Knazur. Back Row: L. Matulawitcz, J. Radloff, C. Bednarek, S. Savidh, A. Lucas, B. Nanny, S. Ostorowski, D. Babusiak, J. Cole. Girls in Pinochle-Front Row: K. Raspopovich, L. Bebnek, D. Mikulaj, C. Zamarocy, N. McCormick, E. Jentsch, M. Sikora, H. Kristek, J. Skrzypek, V. Gaddie. Second Row: L. Dabulski, J. Cziepel, S. Baturik, L. Jamrose, B. Powell, J. Jakubovie, J. Kunis, K. Horvat, C. Smigiel. Third Row: C. Davis, M. Miklusak, J. Oszewski, R. Grayson, K. Colberg, B. Bereolos, M. Wozniak, J. Ostrowski, M. Flaris, L. Miterko. Fourth Row: B. Atwo od, P. Singer, K. Mecklin, K. Girman, M. Hegadus, K. Pieters, K. Conley, J. Strbjak, K. Quattrin, L. Wojtena, J. Banas. Fifth Row: P. Vavrek, S. Derybowski, B. Franiak, M. Mislusak, L. Navta,). Zajac, B. Eski, P. Kovach, S. Urbanik, L. Beardon, D. Betustik. Sixth Row: T. Korman, F. Luptak, B. Molle, D. Sowa, K. Susoreny, M. Writt, L. Novotney, C. Thomas, D. Schuchrke, S. Walters, M. Klen, J. McCall. Seventh Row: P. Ganel, B. Banas, T. Donovan, P. Novak, M. Cora, D. Zelesniak, S. Vanik, E. Czynalik, S. Szarmach, D. Duplaga, T. Palko, S. Ostkowski. Eighth Row: T. Sholar, C. Kiraly, C. Yager, M. Stofcak, V. Tiemersma, M. Serafin, J. Odrobinak, M. Repay, L. Rudzinski, C. Hajduch, C. Kownacki, T. Saliga, J. Bielot. Back Row: N. Ormes, B. Sudac, D. Kaminsky, D. Modjeski, N. Kamin, D. Zatorsky, K. Doppler, A. Noworyta, C. Muvich, J. Morgan, K. Vastinar, K. Payton, S. Babowsky, Mr. Boyle. c Organizations 159 Rockhounds-Front Row: D. Banaszak, P. Biestek, D. Gesik. Second Row: V. Tkach, M. Bobos. Back Row: W. Kobel. Biology Club—Front Row: M. Klen, D. Davis, V. Tiermersua. Second Row: P. (arose, D. Zajac, K. Hinds, B. Kish, P. Levesque, S. Stange;. Third Row: A. Dybel, M. Finklestein, S. Williams, G. Michaels, M. Cole, S. Kanocz, D. Banaszak, R. Yberra, W. Mullins. Back Row: J. Miklusak, T. Saliga, G. Buell, R. Rozinski, K. Bognar, Mrs. Leland, D. Smolen, P. Toth, C. Mihalov, L. Rozinski. Conservation Club-Front Row: J. Wojciehoski, J. Skrzypek, M. Flaris, L. Martinez, S. Sichhart, M. Hildebranski, M. Walro, B. Eski, K. Pieters, M. Pustek, P. Singer. Second Row: D. Gesik, L. Bebenek, C. Zamarocy, K. Thomas, P. Antoniadis,). Morgan,). Bondi, N. Kamin, ). Czepiel, M. Bobos, K. Kristoff. Third Row: D. Sowa, L. Jones, B. Broderick, D. Smith, J. Arendas, T. Wintczak, B. Vrlik, T. Meier, J. Kowal, C. Price. Fourth Row: C. Barnaby, P. Bajda, J. Wesfall, S. Badnarik, Y. Leonard, J. Schmidt, D. Slazyk, M. Mashura, T. Matlon, J. Carpen. Fifth Row: D. Groat, J. Biel, R. Rosinski, P. Toth, K. Bognar, J. Miller, C. Spanburg, D. Osborne, M. Krjnak, C. Mihalov, D. Smolen, D. Babusiak. Back Row: J. Klen. Taking a closer view, Ken Bognar examines a specimen. 160 Animals are used in Biology Class for experimentation and study. Organizations 161 Biology Club members tumble rocks during a meeting. The scientists of tomorrow depend upon the students of today. The natural sciences are always being explored and the Conservation, Rockhound, and Biology Clubs gave students that opportunity. Conservation Club is well-known because of its efforts to improve the environment. A field trip to Jasper- Pulaski, Fish and Game Reserve gave the members an opportunity to extend their knowledge of nature ' s beauty as well as relax in a different setting. Although field trips did not highlight their year, rockhounds learned to quickly identify field specimen minerals and tumble certain rocks and minerals into gem stones during their activity meetings. The lab was the main setting for the members of the Biology Club as they carried out their club experiments. Under the guidance of their club sponsors, Mrs. Leland and Mr. Yelton, members were free to familiarize themselves with aspects of biology attractive to them. Individual research and experimentation was stressed in each club. The mini-tramp provides an exhilarating experience for a straddle vault well executed. Reading Club-Seated Clockwise: D. Michaels, L. Bebenik, J. Czepial, T. Sholar, D. Dvorczak, P. Snider, Standing: M. Sikora, S. Duhon, K. Pieters, K. Janek, ). Lacinski, D. Holsombach,J. Clements, R. Turpin. Forum Club—Sitting Clockwise: L. Jamrose, L. Zelenak, C. Voyles, N. Zembala. Standing: D. Czelezniak, S. Vanek, ). Bobos, A. Brown, C. Hajduch. Gymnastics Club-Front Row: ). Vrabel, B. jakubczyk, R. Gaberra, M. Nelson. Second Row: G. Higgason, C. Fedor, L. Jones, A. Vrabel, T. Rosenberg. Back Row: T. Kertis, D. Zehner, M. Tomko, J. Ruland, M. Ford, K. Pieters, B. McClelland. . 162 Industrial Arts-Front Row: T. Kristof, M. Baran, B. Jakubczyk, B. Strempka, D. Toth,). Murin,). Arendas, R. Sokley. Second Row: Mr. Hein, Mr. Williams, D. Molson, E. Zawadski, V. Catania, S. Zabrecky, B. Villeneuva, M. Markovich, C. Leimback, Mr. Barney. Back Row: M. Markovicji, J. Buhring, D. Slazyk, P. Rokosz, K. Bognar, S. Badnarik, R. Robertson, Mr. Wingen. Gymnastics Club, sponsored by Mr. Yelton strived to develop fundamental and advanced gymnastic skills. They tried to develop an understanding for the proper and safe methods for the use of equipment and safety techniques. Industrial Arts Club taught proper maintenance and safety of equipment. Special projects were done in various areas. Reading Club sponsored by Mrs. Huber was divided into two sections: freshman and advanced. The goal of the club was to create an interest in reading and to become aware of its importance in society. Forum Club was an experimental club this year. Sponsors Mr. Otis and Mr. Bogee brought students into discussions on current event subjects such as President Ford ' s foreign policy. Experiments lead to new discoveries and the Forum Club was an experiment successfully conducted. Striving for perfection, two members of the Industrial Arts Club professionally complete their projects. Organizations 163 dvertising is one of the best salesmen and Clarkites are exposed to this every day of their lives. A stroll through town, a trip to the drugstore or local supermarket, or just a few minutes spent browsing through a magazine enables students to become familiar with their local businessmen and local industries. Business provides a source of income for the working high-schooler and also a source of acquiring some of the daily necessities overlooked by every citizen. een Wrinkles ... Green Wrinkles ... Green Wrinkles ... Green Wrinkles ... Green Wrinkles ... Green Wrinkles Damon Homco, Kevin Herakovich, Danny " Beans " Benoist, and Rich " H " Hastings model tuxedos for the House Of Charles at the Senior Class Dance-a brand new method of advertising for Clarkites! 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Facelift ... 190 Endurance and adaptation was needed in order to adjust to girls ' athletics. Students joined forces in support of Mr. Voris during his time of distress. The old gym will hold many fond, indelible memories for Clarkites. s these changes occur, Clarkites can gaze into the mirror of the past, reflecting upon the old, but observing also the new, revitalized physical appearance that is still supported by the same, original founda¬ tion. But all changes need time in order to reach completion and patience must be exercised while they are taking place. When these changes are concluded, we, as Pioneers, who have truly prepared the way for others, can look out in the same direc¬ tion and say " We ' re Mighty Proud of It! " :elift ... Facelift ... Facelift ... Facelift ... Facelift


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