Girard College - Corinthian Yearbook (Philadelphia, PA)

 - Class of 1969

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l Uihe Coxin tfii an EDITOR IN CHIEF Francis Patrick Dwyer PHOTOGRAPHERS Francis Dwyer Edward Mullen Douglas Jesser FACULTY ADVISOR Mr. Patrick Brown ART STAFF Charles Mevoli Paul Lanza PRINTING ADVISORS Mr. Arnold Daffin Richard Dundon STAFF Anthony Tangi, Douglas Fizel, James Verna, William Linton. Steven Bonitatibus BUSINESS MANAGERS LINOTYPISTS Anthony Bonanzino Gary Potter, Michael Aglidian, Thomas Love Martin P. Keeley TABLE OF CONTENTS Title Page I Dedication . 2 In Retirement . 3 Administration 4 Dr. Lawrence’s Letter . 5 Faculty Picture .. 6 John Daubaras Memorial . 7 Campus Quotes 8 Activities Divider 9 Corinthian ... 10 Girard News . 11 National Honor Society . 12 W.G.C. 13 English Honors Club 14 Senior Advisory .. 13 Student Council 16 Btudcnt Court 17 Band . 18 Battalion 19 Dramatic Club .20 World Affairs Club . 22 f«eminar ..23 Student Center 24 Photography Club 2 3 btudcnt Faculty Senate 26 Literary Magazine . 27 Allen Hall Life . 28 Senior Divider 29 Student Body President 30 Senior Class President . 31 Class Picture . 32-33 Seniors 34-47 Senior Homeroom Advisors 48 Social Life 49 Class Poll 30 Sports Divider 31 Coaches 32 Cross Country 3 3 Soccer . 54 Wrestling 5 5 Swimming 56 Basketball 57 Baseball 5 8 Track 59 Tennis 60 Lettermen 61 Picture Pacge 62 Cartoon Page 63 Picture Page 64 lAJe t)edicate Our (IdooL to MR. PATRICK BROWN His classes were demanding, and he did not gain instant popularity as a reward. However, Mr. Brown always com¬ manded our respect, and usually got it. The number of Girard students who attri¬ bute their college honors to his teaching show that he taught us much about both the demands of the English language and the academic life. We will always be in¬ debted to him for his efforts. MR. BERNARD J. KONOPKA Mr. Bernard Konopka came to Girard during our freshmen year and since that time has helped us with unselfish advice and influenced us to think independently. He proved to have an engaging per¬ sonality and sense of humor which always managed to brighten our dull days. He stressed the importance of individuality, insight, and initiative in our life at Girard. For his devotion to the betterment of us all, we here express our sincere thanks. i 2 y eti re men l MR. HAROLD F. HOLMAN Mr. Harold F. Holman has been a ded¬ icated teacher in his three decades of ser¬ vice to Girard. Whenever a student needed help, Mr Holman was there. Whether it was in schoolwork or adjusting to the rigors of Girard life, he was always willing to lend a helping hand or a few words of advice. It is for this that we, the Class of 1969, on behalf of ourselves and all his past and present student, wish him happi¬ ness in his retirement. MR. JOHN M. BENZ Quiet, reserved, but always sincere; this was Mr. Benz. Meeting him in Mari ner and, later, in Bordeaux, was an exper¬ ience that bettered all our lives. His sin¬ cerity was evident in the extra time hr spent to make the tennis team a reality, and in the innumerable other projects he undertook to improve Girard. He will al¬ ways occupy a special place in the hearts of the class. A 3 y £J, ucationa CM let Standing, left to right: A. Tangi, Mr. J. Wileman, Mr. E. Ogden, Mr. H. Emler Dr. G. Lawrence, Mr. S. Shirley- Mr. C. Cunningham Seated, left to right: Mr. C. MacGregor, Mrs. E. Cheney, Miss L. Williams •Senior Spouse masters Left to right: Dr. W. Zeil, Mr. J. Shuster, Mr. B. Konopka- Mr. A. Maurer { 4 y Gayle K. Lawrence To the Class of 1969: Despite its labors and best efforts Girard College can not reasonably expect to have prepared the graduates of 1969 for all the problems they may encounter in the years ahead. The world is too diverse, too mobile, too uncertain. We—your teachers, household staff, and administrators—fondly hope that your years at Girard have given you a taste for learning, a glimpse of a better w ' orld and how it might be achieved, a desire for self-improvement, a reasonable command of the tools for expression and communication, and most of all a determination to be¬ come a contributing member of society. The only education which is truly worthwhile is self-education. It is a constant companion, overcomes all diversity, and lasts a lifetime. If I may extend a wish on behalf of my colleagues to all of you who about to depart our College grounds, it is simply that I hope you have learned under our tutelage to be an individual who can see the world w-ith his own eyes, hear its cries with his own ears, experience its joy and despair w ith his own senses. Then the world will be your own. Gayle K. Lawrence, Persident 5 y { 6 ) The Faculty of the Department of Secondary Education, September, ig68 IN MEMORIAM John Joseph Michael Daubaras September 30, 1950 April 20, 1969 We walk the weeping campus Where spring brings life and beauty, Forced to face life and its challenges, And remembering eleven years with our Johnny. We have laughed and cried with him; We played beside him, and got in trouble, too. But always that feeling deep within, Of brotherly 1 love between him and you. The cries of " O. J., Johnny” fill the air. A pleasant face answers, " What do you say?” A short stroll, followed by hearty laughter, Brought moments of joy to brighten our day. John, our friend, classmate, and above all our brother. He always held out a helping hand When one was distressed or troubled. John was a friend who would always understand. Dear God, allow us to strive to fulfill John’s dreams: Of knitting together our class, Girard College and the world, Free from revenge, or violence of any means. When we walk down the aisle on graduation day His smile, love, work, and friendly way Will walk with us; He will want us to go on " because we must”. Cc cimpus (Quotes No, no, It ' s never been done before. Good night my li 1 tie sausages. One . . Two . . Three . . Pish! Yeah, drop everything for the Corinthian. Catch them Sandy, catch them! Oval heole. I ' m not your target, I ' m your teacher. I ' ll be back in a minu’.e; I ' m going to the office Thank you for that little tidbit. I ' m not dodging. I ' m running as fast as I can. They even called me smokestack! Don ' t call me Face, Leo, Mafia . . . What I tell you about those wild parties! I ' m not looking at the person. Oh my God, it ' s crazy Hart. If it means anything, I like Hal Grear. One kield knocked me down. Sneakers! All right, panty-waste. Miss Cheney, the phone; I ' ll get it Love. Murr, nothing off the top. Sabre school today. You gotta get invoked. I ' m going to make Mariner look like Puppy Palace. C? Somebody has to get them. Lin:on, your tests are high, you gotta take trig. 4 8 y First Row, left to right: T. Clayton, E. Garabedian, L. Scranzl, W. Off F. Dwyer, W. Linton, A. Bonanzino, R. Dundon, L. Martin Second Row, left to right: Mr. P. Brown, S. Bonitatibus, P. Keenan A. Tangi, J. Daubaras, P. Lanza, C. Mevoli, R. Bujes Third Row, left to right: L. Schtfcck, C. Ferwerda, M. Keeley, G. Potter J. Verna, W. Powell A successful yearbook requires a great deal of hard work and fine leadership. This year our class is fortunate to possess both these prerequisites. Francis Dwyer, a fine leader, started to organize the book early in our Junior year. By the end of the year everything was lined up just waiting for the articles to be written. Fran successfully recruited the boys involved, putting them to work and never letting them give up. Another fine leader and hard worker is Charles Mevoli. Charles started early last year designing our yearbook. Always looking for new ideas, Chuck left the matter of color and de¬ sign up to the class. Chuck designed numerous covers before reaching one satisfactory to the class. This is but one of the areas in which he selflessly put his talents at the disposal of his classmates. Two men do not make a yearbook, however; it takes persistent work by a group of will¬ ing participants. This aspect was accomplished, leaving the final chore up to the Print Shop. Under the direction of Mr. Arnold Daffin, the men of the Print Shop set the presses turning to produce this book. Besides the writing and printing, a good book needs good pictures. The Photography Club produced the top notch pictures needed. The class would like to thank those who participated because the pictures are much clearer than in previous years. The most important man is the one behind the scenes correcting and advising. Our class wisely chose Mr. Patrick Brown as its yearbook sponsor. Mr. Brown devoted every spare momentt of his time in helping us turn out this symbol of our class. We cannot ade¬ quately express enough thanks to Mr. Brown for his work, but I am sure he will understand. -l 10 y First Row, left to right: J. Ferry, L. Stronzl, W. Off, G. Potter, Mr. P. Brown, A. Tangi, J. Daubaras, A. Bonanzino, T. Clayton Second Row, left to right: W. Linton, C. Olivo, D. Carpenter, V. Aloio, G. Thomas, E. Garabsdian, W. iPcwell, R. Dundon Third Row, left to right: R. Bujcs, S. Bonitatibus, R. Ritter, D. DiMassa, M. Kceley, J. Verna, F. Dwyer The 1969 Girard News staff was a great improvement over last year ' s newspaper. We at¬ tribute this fact to the superior ability and cooperation of our news staff. Every minor detail was not left up to this year’s Co-editors, Gary Potter and Anthony Tangi. The staff performed what was expected of them without being prodded. Many promises were made by the editors at the beginning of the year; certainly the main goal was successfully achieved. This goal was to produce a six-page newspaper, which we did in the first edition. Afterwards, the editors returned to the originally proposed output. Since its beginning, the News has been intended to be a tri-weekly newspaper. The editors decided that it would be as much of an accomplishment to print a four page paper every three weeks as to print six pages without a designated deadline. Therefore, the Girard News came out every three weeks as four pages, with an occasional six page paper at special times: Christmas, Easter, and Commencement. Although the paper was published every three weeks, the literary quality of the various articles seemed to improve. The staff this year took more interest in improving the literary aspects of their material. Their determination and assistance was greatly appreciated by the editors. Gary Potter and Anthony Tangi must be com¬ mended for the manner in which they successfully headed this large organization. Largely responsible for the outstanding success of the Girard News were Francis Dwyer, Associate News Editor; Linn Schueck, Sports Editor; and Richard Dundon, Head Printing Advisor. All these boys strived to produce a paper to be proud of. «[ 11 b left to right: T. Bonanzino, A. Tangi, Mr. A. Schoell, S. Bonatatibus. E. Garabedian The National Honor Society is an organization for young men and women in senior high school who excel to a high degree in Character, Scholarship, Leadership, and Service. You may rest assured that the Girard College Honor Society maintains these standards at a high level. The boys who have been elected to the honor society at Girard have a reputation of such high status that every underclassmen should look up to them. The Girard Honor Society boys are exceptional from the way they lead the students to the way they lead the school in scholar¬ ship. At Girard, service to the school is the major role in the Society’s life. This past year tours of the campus were given to such clubs as the Kiwanis, with honor society boys serving as guides. These same boys also worked as waiters for luncheons given in Founder’s Hall and the D S. The beginning of the senior year saw the boys devoting their free Friday evenings to supervi¬ sion of a study hall in order that boys who made the honor roll and who go home early Saturday mornings instead of going to study, would have a chance to keep up their weekend school work. The National Honor Society student is not an average student; he is the student who goes all out in everything he does, from the sports field to the classroom. Not everyone can be a member of the National Honor Society, although membership should be the goal for every senior high school student. In making this society your ultimate goal in your final two years of high school, you will probably better your school, ycur class, and certainly yourself. The officers this past year have been Stephen Bonitatibus, President; Anthony Bononzino, Vice President; Anthony Tangi, Secretary-Treasurer. Mr. Albert Schoell served the Society ably as its Faculty Sponsor. -I 12 ] WQC First Row, left to right: J. Ferry, A. Bonanzino, T. Clayton, L. Stranzl, W. Linton, D. Hepperly Second Row, left to right: V. Aloio, A. Tangi, M. Keeley, R. Bujcs, D. Fizel Third Row, left to right: L. Schueck, J. Verna, C. Ferwerda, L. Martin. G. Potter, W. Powell WGC has once again proved itself to be Gi¬ rard’s favorite radio station. Under the leadership of Mr. Norman Sherman, our new faculty advisor, whom we would like to thank for a fine job, WGC inaugurated many changes this year. Instead of the old organizational structure of one small writing staff turning out the script each week, we had three head writer-announcers and three writ¬ ing staffs. This served a twofold purpose: first, it gave more students a chance to participate in the produc¬ tion of the show; secondly, it lessened the amount of rushing that had to be done, because each staff had three weeks to write and produce a program. This system resulted in better quality shows. We brightened Monday back-to-school feelings with a brand new feature this year, a serial drama¬ tizing the adventures and misadventures of the aver¬ age Girardian, " Harvey Hummer.” Harvey’s adventures were always good for a laugh. We also kept the best of the old features, such as the traditional Christmas poem and the Room and Joke of the Week. We presented editorials on issues pertaining both to Girard and to the out¬ side world, reflecting the Girardian view of issues of common interest. Our three staff heads were James Verna, Martin Keeley, and Randy Bujcs, all of whom are to be commended on a fine job of producing the shows. A show is made or broken by the announcers, however, and we had more shows made than broken by our announcing staff. Our announcers were Potter, Clayton, Verna, Martin, Fizel, Olivo, Dundon, Powell, Ross, Hep¬ perly, Schueck, Keeley, Maleno, Daubaras, Bujcs, Stranzl, Bonanzino, and Linton. We also had many other contributing writers and announcers, too numerous to mention here. -! 13 1“ ( ncjfidL J lonorS (liuL First Row, left to right: E. Garabedion. A. Tangi, D. Corriden, L. Shueck, C. Ferwerda, L. Stranzl, E. Troxell, S. Bonitatibus, Mr. P. Brown Second Row, left to right: T. Love, J. Maleno, W. Powell, L. Martin, J. Ferry The purpose of the English Honors Club has been to give Senior English students a chance to learn more about English literature and ultimately progress those students in finding a reality in what they have read. Mr. Patrick Brown has been fulfilling the pur¬ pose of this club with enthusiasm. He has given to us tremendous knowledge about the plays we have read which awards us, as new readers of many of these plays, an understanding far greater than we could have developed. " Prometheus Bound” by Aeschylus, " Oedipus the King” by Sophocles, " King Lear” by Shakespeare, " Ghosts” by Ibsen, and " Miss Julie” by Strindberg are ony a few of the plays we have read and analyzed. Our in-depth discussions have revealed to us much of the reality which is present in our world, such as hate, sex, hypocrisy, cruelty, and kindness. This year’s English Honors Club has pro ed a definite success in its quest to develop intellectually thinking students. One reason for this lies in the fact we have had a faculty sponsor dedicated to giving students a chance to develop their thinking abilities in reading; but more important, our faculty sponsor contributed his own time in making Senior English students a little more involved in literature. We appreciatively thank Mr. Brown for all his support and guidance throughout this year’s program of the English Honors Club. It is the hope of the present members of the English Honors Club that Mr. Brown will con¬ tinue next year this greatly needed English Club he has instituted; for it offers to those stu¬ dents who participate in the club a sense of individuality in thinking and ultimately promotes them to seek greater intellectual pursuit because of the new knowledge they have acquired in the English Honors Club. A i 4 y Senior StciviSorii V Left to right: D. DiMasso, C. Mevoli, A. Tongi, F. Dwyer, S. Bonitotibus, R. Duckworth This year marked the beginning of the Student Advisory Committee, which is dedicated " to help the eighth and ninth grade students adjust to high school life and participate actively in the affairs of Girard College.” The Advisory Committee was also destined to have faculty members guide the Junior and Senior students who advised younger students; however, the organization in its rudimentary stage functioned in an entirely different manner than the Student Advisory system had outlined. Early in the year, under the guidance of Mr. MacGregor, we received several names of eighth and ninth graders who were in constant trouble, had failing grades, or found it hard to adapt themselves to the routine life of the High School. Each Senior and Junior boy in the com¬ mittee worked with one of these students and tried, in any way possible, to build a wall of trust and confidence around each other, thus allowing for open expression between the two students and the possibility of one confiding in the other.We then ascertained the younger student’s prob¬ lems and formulated constructive ideas into their heads, striving to make them individuals and contributing students to Girard College. Of course, this committee has not been successful in all its en¬ deavors, yet the truth lies in the fact that this Advisory Committee of Juniors and Seniors has not left Girard the same; rather, we have given some younger stu¬ dents an insight into how great Girard may be and have set an example which must be followed by all students in order to achieve the greatness rightly due to this school. Next year the organization will expand in the program which the format of the Student Advisory Committee has outlined, and it will only be after years of constant efforts that the founders of the Student Advisory Committee will see their dreams become a reality — making all students active in Girard affairs and affording to them a great pride of what Girard College can be. i 15 y •Student (Council First Row, left to right: T. Mack, D. George, G. Potter, G. Thomas, A. Tangi. C. Olivo, S. Bonitatibus. D. Carpenter, G. Cirko Second Row, left to right: J. Reichard, R. Clayton, D. Foca, M. Elkins, S. McDonnell, G. Polsky, S. Flamini, F. Dwyer Third Row, left to right: P. Dermody, J. Gabarino, R. Duckworth, M. Malandra The Student Council has never been an effective organization at Girard College because of the com¬ munication gap between the students and the admin¬ istrators. However, when Gayle K. Lawrence became President of Girard College, he immediately inspired the Student Council to become a representative body by placing Anthony Tangi, Student Body President, on his Educational Cabinet and by organizing an elected Student-Faculty Senate. Both of these organi- zaions will definitely make Girard College a better school. The Student Council initiated many varied and group-participating organizations this year, such as the Publicity Club, Dance Club, and the Big Brother Program. Due to the persistent work of Mr. Bernard Knopka and the D S Committee, the number of students working in the dining room was cut-down from five a week to four students a week. The Student Council, though, did not intend to be as inactive as other Councils or see small changes. We argued constantly for change in major school policies, such as weekend leaves for high school students, elimination of Battalion, change in haircut and clothing regulations and the institution of a new disciplinary system. Many of these important topics will be discussed by the Student-Faculty Senate and the Educational Cabinet, and it is our hope that future classes may enjoy all of these much needed changes. The Council has asserted its responsibility effectively in the following areas: (1 ) Council members proctoring high school studies and Friday night movies; (2) Council members super¬ vising corridors between classes; and (3) submitting a Student Council Budget Fund for re¬ served weekend students. i 16 y From left to right, J. Cox, G. Sirko, R. Duckworth, F. Dwyer, A. Tongi, C. Mevoli, P. McDonnell, V. Aloio, Mr. H. Mazaleski The Student Court of Girard College has increased in power; it has also obtained much more respect since its establishment in 1967. The purpose of the court is to " give cer¬ tain members of the Student Body the responsibility of charging, hearing, acquiting, con¬ victing, and in the event of convicting, recommending and administering the punishment of individual students.” The Student Court was created for the students and is conducted by re¬ sponsible sudent leaders. This year the court not only handled individual cases but took up the task of devising projects for the betterment of the school. This placed a greater responsibility on the organiza¬ tion. However, responsibility is a challenge that Girard students need more, and react to cre¬ atively. Through this students will learn to think more positively and rationally in cases of right or wrong. Student Body President Anthony Tangi, presiding as judge, displayed impartiality in hearing cases presented to the court. The integrity of other members, who were the Class Pres¬ idents Francis Dwyer, Robert Duckworth, George Sirko, Robert McDonald, John Cox, and Charles Me¬ voli, secretary, enabled the court to have a very suc¬ cessful year. Other dependable members of the court were Vincent Aloia, and Martin Keeley. Mr. Henry Mazaleski, serving as faculty sponsor for the second year, proved to be an indispensible advisor. The members of the Student Court broadened and strengthened their perspective of ethical behavior. This is perhaps the most vitally important aspect if any governmental system is to function honestly and properly. The court strived to fulfill this aspect in every possible way. In the years to come the Student Court will in¬ evitably become a necessity in the student govern¬ ment of Girard. Only through hard work by the stu¬ dents, as shown this past year, will the organization become a vital factor in the lives of all Girardians. V i 17 1 - First Row, left to right: L. Marinucci, T. Love, J. Maleno, P. Heuboch, E. Spamer, D. Fizef, D. Corriden, J. Ferry, R. Bujcs Second Row, left to right: S. Bonitatibus, J. Ross, J. Verno, Mr. J. Baji, Mr. R. Morrison This year the Girard College Concert Band celebrated its one hundredth anniversary. In honor of the celebration a former Girardian, Dr. Carl Alette, wrote a concert march entitled " Centennial March.” The band, with only a small nucleus of Seniors, got off the year with a slow start. After three months of work the band was finally ready for the annual Christmas Concert. Numbers highlighting the concert were " Come Back To Sorrento,” a trumpet duet; " A Christ¬ mas Festival,” and " With Bells On.” We feel that the musicianship of the boys gave an ex¬ cellent and exciting concert. The Spring Concert was sparked by the moving and spirited Sousa march, " Stars and Stripes Forever,” along with " Of Dragoons and Villars” and " Janta A Jag.” As an instrument of the battalion, the band strove to a high degree of perfection to im¬ prove their marching skills, presenting a much more neat and military appearance. Under the capable leadership of Captain Joseph Ross and Drum Major James Verna, this year ' s marching band w as one of the best in Girard’s history. The band proved to be very effective in heighten¬ ing the spirits of spectators at pep rallies and soccer games. On bleak Saturday mornings the band pro¬ duced life in the student body by playing contempor¬ ary music. The Music Department, under the leadership of Mr. Robert Morrison and Mr. John Baji, proved to be a big asset in the success of the band. Mr. Morrison never gave up on the band, and always put forth his best efforts in making the band sound a little better. We, the members of the band, will never forget his helpfulness and friendship. -i 18 j- kattali ion First Row, left to right: R. Ritter, G. Thomas, C. Mevoli, J. Pillo, T. Clayton, A. Tangi, A. Bonanzino, P. Keenan, M. Aglidian, F. Dwyer, L. Baccino Second Row, left to right: C. Olivo. R. Dundon, P. Lanza, J. McCloy, D. DiMossa, G. Potter, L. Stranzl, D. Carpenter Third Row, left to right: D. Hepperly, E. Hoffman, A. Richey, V. Gravelle, L. Martin, R. Hackenberg Upon entering eighth grade, we knew we would be introduced to many new facets of Girard life, including Girard College Battalion. Since this was our first year in the Battalion, we entered as recruits. Running down the Main road on Friday afternoon to drill became a habit, and for fourty-five minutes we drilled extensively in those scratchy wool shirts. " Right Face! " " Left Face!” " About Face!” were orders screamed into our heads. After the first semester, the class of 1969 found themselves enlisted in specific companies. We will never forget the tenseness and fear, the furious beating of our hearts as we par¬ ticipated in our first competitive drill, our first Founder ' s Day ceremonies, and our first Me¬ morial Day parade. There were always hundreds of eyes watching us; we couldn’t afford to make a mistake. In our Senior year the Battalion, commanded by the progressive leadership of Colonal Hublier, con¬ veyed more meaningful thought to us. We realized the discipline and morale development behind its function, and we realized this same feeling had to be fostered in the minds of the underclassmen; this is a goal we have definitely reached this year. Under the leadership of Captain Francis Dwyer, Company A; Captain Charles Mevoli, Company B; Captain Anthony Bonanzino, Company C; and Cap¬ tain Gregory Thomas, Company D, the Battalion im¬ proved in all aspects of drill formation. Special credit must also be given to these Captains for their untir¬ ing efforts in the competitive drill during the first semester A 19 Y oZ dramatic C (ui First Row, left to right: G. Taylor, L. Marinucci, D. Hoffman, M. Lefko, F. Baker,, J. Foreman, G. Blas e, D. Foca, Mr. N. Sherman Second Row, left to right: J. Maleno, G. Potter, L. Martin, J. Verna, W. Johnston, D. Fizel, T. Love, E. Spamer This year’s Dramatic Club, under the new and very capable direction of Mr. Norman Sherman, got off to a fine start with its first production in December, The Other Player. The tradition of having a Christmas play in this time slot (traditionally The Bishop ' s Candlesticks) was broken with this one- act, one- scene play that consisted of only three characters, played by Douglas Fizel, Louis Baccino, and William Linton. The play was a story of a father whose only son had drowned in a swimming accident while in a bearding school. The father, Mr. Corlin, well-played by Louis Baccino, returned to this school to collect his son’s possessions and to find from the school pres¬ ident, Dr. Becker, played by Douglas Fizel, and one of Jeffrey’s (his son’s) tennis tournament opponents, Peter Cross, played by William Linton, diat his son was hardly the well-rounded, kind, considerate boy he was believed to be. Another precendent was set by presenting this play at Temple Univer¬ sity’s Randall Auditorium. The three seniors and Mr. Sherman should be commended for their devoted determina¬ tion in putting on a very successful play. For the Spring Play, Mr. Sherman presented Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s One Day In The Life Of Ivan Denisovich , a one-act, three-scene play about the difficulities of survival in a Siberian labor compound. Several seniors were involved in the production of this play, includ¬ ing Donald Carpenter, James Verna, William Linton, Douglas Fizel, Earle Spamer, and Thomas Love in some of the roles. Naturally, in their tradition of this year, the Dramatic Club and Mr. Sherman through their perseverance managed to make a fine product of the Spring Play. ! 20 j- First Row, left to right: C. Ferwerdo, C. Mevoli. S. Bonotatibus, D. Fizel, P. Heuboch, L. Martin Second Row, left to right: Mr. A. Falatico, E. Spomer. A. Tangi, F. Dwyer This year a new singing group was initiated in order to arouse more interest in the choir and to enable boys who do have good voices a chance to express their talents. The Girard Cho¬ rale is a select group of fourteen mixed voices ranging from soprano to bass and who show earnest interest in the choir and in singing. The Chorale’s first performance was in the Junior School Audiorium, followed by a performance in the high school. They also participated in the Christmas and Spring Concerts. If interest and hard work continue as has been shown, the Gir¬ ard Chorale will establish a name for itself. Within the last few years there has been a need of more communication between the members of the organization and the officers with Mr. Falatico, the choir director. This year the officers of the choir, Anthony Tangi, Secretary-Treasurer; Francis Dwyer, Vice President; and Charles Mevoli, President, met frequently with the entire group with inten¬ tions of giving the members who make up the organization a chance to register complaints and suggest improvments. It is hoped that these meetings will arouse a greater interest and concern for the choir now that the members can express their opinions. The highlight of the Christmas Concert this year was the choir’s singing of the " Hallelujah Chorus” from Handel’s Messiah. In the Spring Concert, the highlight was guest soloist, Mertine Johns, Mezzo— Soprano, singing swinging spirituals by herself and with the choir. The Girard Choir traveled to Dover, Delaware in late March to sing Haydn’s " Te Deum” with the admirable Dover Symphony Orchestra. This was a unique and unforgettable experience for all the members of the choir and the results were well worth the hard work and effort put into it. All the members of the choir who were willing to give up their free time to work hard to make better concerts and per¬ formances deserve much credit. i 21 y First Row, left to right: F. Dwyer, W. Off, K. Lawrence, J. McGrath, Second Row, left to right: G. Buthusiem, A. Blose, D. Jesser. D. Feeley, D. Riddle, Mr. D. Clark Third Row, left to right: D. Corriden, H. Costello, A. Richey. S. Sedor, M. Malandra The sole purpose of the World Affairs Council was to become increasingly active this this year both in and out of Girard. This year’s Council wa s able to bring the problems of the world a little closer to some of the people who will be facing them in the near future. High School Forums, sponsored by the Philadelphia chapter of the World’s Affairs Coun¬ cil, were attended by Girard students who took active parts in all discussions ranging in scope from Biafra to the Problems of Big City America. Through briefing and sheer enthusiasm the Hummers proved to be the true diplomats and formidable foes in any discussion. This increased zeal in attributable mainly to Mr. Douglas Clark, faculty sponsor of the club, who gave considerable amounts of his own time in organizing and directing the Council. The club’s purpose of giving students first hand experience in world government and the major problems that now confront the world was entirely realized this year with Girard’s par¬ ticipation in the Model U.N., an organization which authentically duplicates its N. Y. coun¬ terpart in every detail. The countries are represented by students from the various Philadelphia High schools, of which about 150 attended. Girard represented this year New Zealand. The delegation was headed by Walter C. Johnston. On 4123169 the General Assembly met at the University of Pennsylvania Museum for a whole day, with an attendance of about 700 students who decided either to adopt or reject the various resolu¬ tions, such as Isreali agression, admission of Red China to the U.N., technical problems dealing with voting rules, and uses of the Sea Bed. This year’s World Affairs Council enjoyed and profited from the meetings they attended. A fine note of thanks must go to Mr. Clark for his fine guidance in a project demanding arduous work. {22 y First Row, left to right: Mrs. E. McDaniel, D. Hepperly. C. Troxell, W. Off, J. Debold Second Row, left to right: T. Love, D. Fizel, A. Tangi, V. Gravelle, J. Ferry Third Row, left to right: L. Martin, R. Bujcs, J. Maleno, G. Thomas, E. Garabedian, T. Clayton, P. Keenan, S. Bonatatibus Hoping to initiate many new and highly controversial topics to confront this year’s Junior-Senior Seminar, Mrs. Elsie McDaniel succeeded greatly in accomplishing this task. Although the Seminar group met only three times the entire year, we were privileged just to be able to talk with intellectuals concerning world problems, literary analysis and develop¬ ment and topics directly spear-headed at youth and the " establishment.” The distinguished Dr. Sober Butmann, Professor of English at Haverford College, was our first speaker. Dr. Butmann’s lecture, entitled " Nature of Comedy,” defined to us the dif¬ ference in the nature of comedy from the 1500 to our present era. From this examinati on, we were able to see the transition of satirical comedy mocking individuals, to the stinging, editor¬ ial comedy pinching the American system, its politics, and American involvement in the world. Dr. Butmann explained to us that people who lived in the early part of our country’s development had to be careful about their " nature of comedy” because of the country’s statutes. It is evident in our own life time, however, that freedon of the press has allowed a great sa¬ tirical, witty, and snide form of comedy to take its place in our present society. Concluding, Dr. But¬ mann informed us that literatuure, as well as pictorial comedy has been used as mediums to reflect people’s thoughts when strongly felt. In the month of February, the Junior-Senior Seminar was privileged to have as its speaker Dr. John E. Mock, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Jefferson Medical College, who excelled greatly in his talk, " The Significance of Student Protests.” Dr. Mock informed our group that he was in complete favor with protests if they were peaceful, and if the students had a justified point to protest. We thank Mrs. Elsie Me Daniel for all her work, since she tried consistently to make these sem¬ inars an intellectual pursuit. -{23 y ] tu den t (den ter Seated, left to right: C. Troxell, Mr. F. Seifert, D Callohan, Mr. G. Dunkle, D. Carpenter Second Row, left to right: W. Linton, R. Hockenberg, D. Puzo, L. Martin, A. Richey, J. Verna, P. Lanza, A. Tangi, D. Hepperly The activities of this year’s Student Center showed a great improvement over those of past years. With the renovation of the premises, business picked up tremendously. Many new services were offered at this year’s Founder’s Day and Mothers’ Days, including waiters at each table, a clean store, and many other small things which, we are sure, made the visitors’ stop more enjoyable. The Canteen Dance appeared in the social light this year. This event, which was less for¬ mal than a class dance, brought a profit only in the sense of enjoyment. The small financial loss from the dance was due to the moderate attendence by the students. Due to more efficient management, the store was open every weekday and occasionally on Saturdays. This management enabled the store to make a good net income, and pay back the investments of the Juniors and Seniors with interest. Also due to this increase in net income, we were able to eliminate many of the debts contracted by last year’s staff. A new and dedicated member of our advisory staff was Mr. Frank Seifert, who took a large portion of the work from the shoulders of Mr. Dun¬ kle. We would like to thank him for his help. As usu¬ al, Mr. Dunkle gave up much of his free time to work at the store and, for his work, we thank him very sin¬ cerely. Dr. White also deserves much of the credit for the smooth operation of the store; without his help in keeping the books up to date, we would not have been open long enough to make the profit we did. Special appreciation is extended to Dennis Calla¬ han for doing a fine job as store manager. Through him the store was able to function. -f 24 y l hoto rcipliij C (uti First Row. left to right: J. Warswell, J. Reichard, J. Yencel, T. Ayjian, Second Row, left to right: Mr. R. Ayjian, E. Mullen, D. Jesser, R. Bujcs, F. Dwyer. Mr. J. Demcisak This year’s club proved to be one of the most valuable assets of the school. The two vigorous advi¬ sors, Mr. John Demcisak and Mr. Robert Ayjian, gave up their time to teach and stress the important segments of photography. The club’s objective this year was to establish an active membership and a reputable name. Through the backing of our Principal we received considerable funds for club use, not to mention new equipment given to the club by Mr. Ayjian. The members of the club impressed upon the faculty and the alumni the reliability of the club. This year ' s members have built an efficient club; now it is up to the members of the lower classes to expand the club and provide the school with excel¬ lent service for all its publications. An innovation in this year’s club was model photography. Under Mr. Ayjian s guidance, the boys were taken to different parts of the city to photograph different scenes. Through talk¬ ing with professional photographers and illustrators, the members found photography to be a growing field which will always open new paths to adventure for those interested in its magic! Most of the club’s members were active throughout the entire year. The faculty mem¬ bers who participated in the activities and sports were issued enlargments of their respective groups. One major accomplishment was getting the Principal of the High School to back us. Once he saw that we were out to work he rendered his fullest cooperation. i 25 y First Row, left to right: S. Bonatatibus, A. Tongi. Mr. P. Brown, C. Reed, R. Duckworth Second Row, left to right: Mr. R. Farber, Mr. J. Shuster, F. Dwyer, Mr. J. Stafford, Mr. R. Covert The Student-Faculty Senate was first organized in November by Dr. Karl R. Friedmann at the request of the student body representatives. This body was not the representative organi¬ zation that had been requested; instead, the faculty members were selected by the President and the student members by the Student Body President. The Senate, unfortunately, never accom¬ plished what it was hoped it would, for most of its meetings were wasted in idle talk. The first Senate was therefore disbanded in early December. The merits of an organization representing both the faculty and the students was recog¬ nized nonetheless and in January the idea of reinstuting the Student-Faculty Senate was promptly presented to the new President, Dr. Gayle Lawrence. Dr. Lawrence soon gave his approval to re-establishing the Senate with its members being elected by the groups they would represent. With his approval the President assigned the new Student-Faculty Senate two important tasks: to form a new and more effective disciplinary system and to recommend a fairer grouping system.The form¬ ulation of a disciplinary code was considered the most important assignment given to the Student-Faculty Senate; therefore, much time was spent in finding out what would best benefit Girard. Individual rostering was felt to be fairer than the present 1, 2, and 3, groupings, and the Senate urged that Girard hire a specialist to draw up these individual rosters. The second Student-Faculty Senate proved to be an effective and efficient representative body. It is our hope that its role of advising the President on educational policies be greatly increased to give the Senate much more influence over all areas of Girard life. The Student-Faculty Senate is a body in which both the students and the faculty are equally repre¬ sented. i 26 Y First Row, left to right: J. Daubaras, L. Samuels, T. Bonanzino, R. Dundon, Mr. A. McCaffery, S. Bonatatibus, J. Maleno, L. Stranzl, J. Ferry, W. Linton Second Row, left to right: R. Bujcs, G. Potter. W. Off, M. Keeley, A. Tangi, M. Malandra, W. Powell, D. Fizel, R. Ritter, C. Ferwerda, T. Love The Girardian, 1968-69, was destined to be a success from the beginning, as it received unusual enthusiasm from most of the Student Body. Though the Class of 1968 failed to get an edition of the literary magazine to the presses, it did provide several outstanding articles for this year’s magazine. With this start and much work, a forty-page edition of The Girardian was able to reach the students. Special thanks must go to Richard Dundon, the magazine’s printing advisor, for his patience and devotion; without his help such a publication would not have been possible. The Girardian , 1968-69, was strikingly different in every respect. The cover design, con¬ tributed by John Ferry, was as unusual and exciting as the magazine itself. Keeping within the idea of a dynamic theme, the inside pages contained several full-page photographs and illus¬ trations. These innovations to the literary magazine sarved to relay to the reader, at his first glance, the difference in this year’s edition of the Girardian. Articles were submitted by almost every class in the High School as well as the lower grades. The form and subject content of the writings were equally diversified, for every area of the students’ interests was represented by either a poem, short story, or essay. Political essays had authors coming from both ends of the political spectrum. Styles of poetry ranged from conventional, to modern, to almost revolu¬ tionary. Because of this variety in style and subject matter, this year’s magazine provided something of interest for every reader. This year’s literary magazine, along with its new new staff, also enlisted the aid of a new faculty advisor, Mr. Andrew McCaffrey. { 27 1 In September of 1968, fifty-six Seniors returned from summer vacation eager to live in the building reputed to be the end result of of our ten years at Girard. We had very little difficulty adjusting to the thrice-weekly breakfasts and 1 A. M. bedtimes. We also found that there was never a dull moment in Hotel Allen. If it wasn’t the Wolf’s Den or the Group A locals, it was something inside the hall, such as the removal of part of a room or the local hippie community doing their thing. The intramural scene was also lively, as the AHIC (Allen Hall Insomniacs Club) and the FBI (Farber Bureau of Investigation) fought desperately on opposite sides of the cause of law and order. When there was nothing else happening, a telethon was usually being held on the first floor as the Hummers and the local females talked in four -hour shifts throughout the night. There were also trials and tribulations during the year, as many nights of the Open Door Policy, also known as the Instant Wind Tunnel, were ended by new rules formalizing what had been a long-standing practice. Founder’s Day, in typical Girard custom, was pre¬ pared for months in advance. This did not give us much time to work on our greatest literary achieve¬ ment—the Term Report. Three weeks, but it seemed as if we belonged here forever. Some of us had been here a long time. Most of us were glad to be gradu¬ ating. As we passed down the Chapel aisle and sang the farewell song, we knew we were saying farewell not only to a school, but to a way of life, one that we knew would form a precious, irreplacable part of our future lives. -128 y ANTHONY JOHN TANGI (Tong) 2642 South Alder St. March 15, 1951 Philadelphia, Pa. 19148 Activities: Soccer, Baseball, President Student Council, Judge of Student Court, Cadet Major of Battalion, Co-Ed itor of Girard News, World Affairs Council, Junior-Senior Seminar, English Honors Club, Literary Magazine, Cor¬ inthian Staff, WGC, Sec.-Treas. of Choir, Sec.-Treas. of National Honor Soci¬ ety, Student Center, E. Newbold Cooper Award, Edward Henry Sports Award, Union League Good Citizenship Award, Henry Niwinski Award, Senior Advisory Committee, Student-Faculty Senate, Educational Cabinet, American Legion Tang has inspired Girard a great deal as Student Body President. While in the midst of su;cess or failure, Tang had only one intention: to assist the students and better our school. After graduation, Tang will be missed, not only by his classmates, but by the entire student body. He will be constantly remembered for the sincerity he brought to his office and the devotion he gave to his classmates. My Dear Brothers, Serving you as your Student Body President has been an honor and privilege of the highest order. I can honestly say that we have sacrificed and worked together as an energetic body, each of us striving to make Girard College a better school for all concerned. I am proud to have represented, served, and led such a student body; one which whole¬ heartedly supported me in all our endeavors, criticized me and offered me advice when I needed guidance, and listened to and carried out my recommendations or criticisms. For such a hard working student body I am forever indebted and thankful. This has been a year of far-reaching accomplishments, new discoveries, and depressing fail¬ ures. Yet from each of our experiences we learned much more than we could have learned from books: we learned to understand and work with people. To next year’s students I offer what I hope is sound advice: always elect to your school offi¬ ces leaders who will serve you to the best of their ability, leaders who are not afraid to defend and live by their beliefs, and leaders who do not put friendship above duty, for these are the mature leaders who have learned to take criticism and advice. I urge younger classmen to work as a uni¬ ted group and to stand as one against all obstacles. By accomplishing this goal in the coming years, you too will have a Senior Class capable of leading Girard College with the dignity and respect exhibited by the Class of 1969. My term as your Student Body President will have ended when I graduate on June 12, but when I leave the gates of Girard College for the last time as a student, 1 know I will always cherish the honor of having been your Student Body President; you have served me faithfully. Sincerely yours, (Anthony ff. ffanyi { 30 h FRANCIS PATRICK DWYER (Frank) 3641 Stanton Street November 11, 1950 Philadelphia, Pa. Ac.ivities: Soccer, President of Photography Club, Vice-President of Choir, Cap tain of Company A, Senior Advisory, Junior National Honor Society, Girard News Student Court, Student Council, World Affairs Council, Explorer Scouts, Literary Magazine, Editor of Corinthian, Student Faculty Senate. Few words cannot express the deep appreciation we have for Frank. A loyal Hummer who always went out of his way to help a fellow classmate regardless of his troubles, Frank stands as the most valuable asset to our class. His fighting spirit and steadfast disposition put him above all others as a real leader. With Frank goes our most warm thanks for the unselfish devotion he shed on us and a sincere hope for a happy life when ho leaves Girard. My Dear Classmates, Girard College has been more to us than just a school; it has been a home where we have lived as brothers. Here we learned to face reality by our beliefs and to conquer our failures by never admitting defeat. Running the gauntlet of the shcool year we faced many challenging ideas; with all honesty, I can say we proved ourselves to our Alma Mater. Many times members of the faculty commented on the interest shown by our class. Throughout the school year we strove together to rebuild the strong name of Girard College. Our class brought to Girard a new light an end to needless destruction and negative beha¬ vior. Our class has pushed for more liberal regulations from the beginning of the year, but never shirking our challenges. We had our differences, but never did we part from a common goal—a better Girard. In any debate we presented a united Senior class, something that in the past years has not been. We won many points, we lost many points but we were always willing to com¬ promise in order to achieve, no matter how much our ideas differed. I would like to say that it has been an honor and a privilege to serve you as Class President. Now as the year comes to an end, I can say I look back upon our actions with no regret. I look at one of the many great classes to leave Girard in this decade, with ns faults, gains, and hopes of success. 1 know truly that ' M tried to he tin best. May God bless you all. yours, 1 9ra. U SP. a..;.. -I 31 I- CLASJ ' ‘ ' There are no perfectly honorable men; but every true man has one main point of honor and a few minor ones.” —Shaw OF 1969 “The friend does not count his friends on his fingers : they are uncountable.” —Thoreau DANIEL JOSEPH DIMASSA (Dan) 7807 Provident Road Philadelphia, Pa. March 22, 1951 Activities: WGC, Dramatic Club, Basketball, Baseball, 1st Lieutenant Compony A, Junior-Senior Seminar, Student Council, Girard News Staff. Dan has shown real talent in the field of music ever since we were in fifth grade. A cheerful and congenial personality can bring him only happiness throughout his life. CHARLES VINCENT MEVOLI (Mev) 343 Blue Bell Rood December 11, 1951 Williomstown, N.J. Activities: President of Choir, Student Court Secretory, Captain of Compony B, Corinthian Staff, Publicity Club, Dance Instructor, Senior Advisory. Mev has been a real Girard Brother as he has concienciously helped Hum¬ mers no matter the need. As a true leader Mev is one of the few guys who make good-byes difficult on graduation day. JAMES DAVID VERNA (Jim) 1674 Lafayette Way Center Square Greens March 29,1952 Norristown, Pa. Activities: Concert Band, Girard News Staff, Dromatic Club, Drum Major of Bond, WGC, Student Center, Corinthian Staff. Jim, a true classmate and companion, has been unceasing in his efforts for the welfare of our class. As Secretary of our class, Jim has inevitably won the class’s respect, but only through hard work. His humorous talent has lightened up many dull moments in our lives at the Hum. Our class, as one solid body, regrets seeing Jim off, for he was certainly a true Girardian. ANTHONY DOMINIC BONANZINO (Wop) 102 Thomos Street May 1, 1952 West Hoven, Conn. Activities: National Honor Society, Soccer, Track, Girard News Staff, Student Center, Captain of Company C, Junior-Senior Seminar, WGC, Literary Maga zinc. Union League Good Citizenship Award. Tony’s happy-go-lucky attitude and friendly character have made him a friend of everyone. Ambition and drive for success have made Tony a figure to look up to. MICHAEL AGLIDIAN (Mikei 801 West Tioga Street March 24, 1951 Philadelphia, Pa. Activities: Soccer, Basketball, Baseball, Captain Quartermaster of Battalion. Mike has been consistently active in Girard College sports sinoe his eighth grade year; he has continually striven for the highest ideals of sportsmanship, and he is definitely the best athlete our class has produced. He will always remain dear in the hearts of his classmates. VINCENT JAY ALOIA (Vin) 45 Penn Street Hamden, Conn. November, 13, 1952 Activities: Junior-Senior Seminor, Student Court, Explorer Scouts, Girard News Staff, Sergeant of Company D, Weight Lifting, WGC, Student Center. Friendly, happy, and serious, this is Vinnie. Devoted to his class, Vinnic unselfishly helped anyone of his classmates when the need arose. His deter¬ mination and serious attitude is made evident by the years of hard work Vin has spent building his body. Vince, our class will never forget you. LOUIS JOHN BACCINO (Lou) Route 41 Moy 6, 1952 Avondale, Pa. Activities: Joseph Simcock Award, Glee Club, Guidon of Company C, Junior-Sen¬ ior Seminar, Rifle Club, World Affoirs Council. Chino will always be remembered for his pleasant sense of humor and fine character. His love of guns is evidence of his mechanical ability. STEPHEN MICHAEL BONITATIBUS (Steve 67 East Mermaid Lane Philadelphia, Pa. July 12, 1951 Activities: President of National Honor Society, Corresponding Secretary of Stu¬ dent Council, Captain Cross Country, Wrestling, Band Choir, Editor of Liter¬ ary Magazine, Girard News Staff, WGC, Union League Good Citizenship Award, World Affoirs Council, Junior-Senior Seminar, Explorer Scouts, English Honors Club. A fine example of a true Hummer, Steve is one of the intelligent members of our class. He contributes a great deal of effort to the name of Girard wherever he goes. 35 V PETER GEORGE BUCHERT (Pete) 56 Philadelphia Avenue Thorofore, N. J. September 12, 1952 Activities: Swimming, Sergeant of Company B, Junior-Senior Seminar, Art Club, World Affairs Council. If there is one thing Pete isn’t, it is dull. He always manages to find some¬ thing exciting to do; for this reason he is always cheerful. RANDY ALLAN BUJCS (Randy) 441 Montclair Avenue September 6, 1952 Bethlehem, Pa. Activities: Dramatic Club, WGC, 2nd Lieutenant Concert Band, Literary Magazine, Cross Country, Glee Club, Junior-Senior Seminar, Photography Club, Girard News, World Affairs Council, 1st Prize Herman C. Horn Prizes, Track, Corinthian, Explorer Scouts, Art Club. Randy’s outstanding academic achievements and his individualistic ideas will take him far in the business world. His well-rounded personality and sense of responsibility are typified in his long list of activities. DENNIS CHRISTOPHER CALLAHAN (Den) 130-53 Francis Lewis Boulevard Laurelton, N.Y. August 17, 1950 Activities: Manager Student Center, Student Council, Junior A.M.S., Junior- Senior Seminar, Corinthian. Den was a quiet kid in his own way. When trouble came up he was there¬ to lend a helping hand. DONALD GRAHAM CARPENTER (Don) 45 North 13th Street Sep tember 17, 1951 Allentown, Pa. Activities: Girard News, Dromatic Club, WGC, Rifle Club, Junior-Senior Seminar, Student Council, Student Center, Guidon Co. A, Echelon. Anyone who secs Don’s smiling face can easily tell he is easy to get along with. He is constantly trying to make new friends. With his quiet nature he always aided a fellow classmate with everything that is in him. J 36 y THOMAS EDWARD CLAYTON (Tom) 660 Waring Street December 17, 1950 Philadelphia, Pa. 19116 Activities: Soccer, Co-Captain Swimming, Track, Captain of Recruits, 2nd Place Individual Drill, WGC, Corinthian, Girard News, Junior-Senior Seminar. Echelon, Dance Culb Instructor, Math Club. Tom is an understanding and courageous young man with the will to do something at any cost. As an influential member of our class, Tom expressd his ideas and never faltered in carrying out those of others. DARRON WESLEY CORRIDEN (Dari 38 Wolff Avenue Edison, N.J. 08817 December 27, 1951 Activities: Cross Country, Fencing, Applied Science Club, Concert Bond. Darron is a thinker, always searching for the why and how of things. His efforts as a quite tenacious student set him apart from all others. His scien¬ tific endeavors led our cla r s to realize that he knew more of his field than any of us. JOHN JOSEPH MICHAEL DAUBARAS (John) 887 North 21st. Street September 30, 1950 Philadelphia, Pa. 19130 Activities: WGC, Dromatic Club, Soccer, Basketball, Track, Corinthian, Girard News, Literary Magazine, Lieutenant Firing Squad, Student Advisory Committee. John is the " coolest " member of the class. He dresses well, speaks when there is something to say, and is always around when one of his classmates needs a helping hand. JOHN DEBOLD (John) RD 4 Oak Hill Dollas, Pa. November 15, 1951 Activities: Swimming, Track, Cross Country, Seminar, Battolion. Although John was a quiet guy, he excelled in sports. His intiarivc and te¬ nacity will never be forgotten. John.wc wish you luck. 1 37 y RICHARD ELLIOTT DUNDON (Rick) 1139 Shockamaxon Street Philadelphia, Pa. June 1, 1952 Activities: Soccer, Literary Magazine, Girard News, Corinthian, WGC, Seminor, 1st Lieutenant Company B. A friend, a brother, a classmate. Those few words can no better describe Rick. Rick was always one for helping others with their academic work. The entire class sends Rick off with a warm thanks for a job well dorse. JOHN PAUL FERRY (Johnl 5509 Belmar Terrace May 22, 1951 Philadelphia, Pa. Activities: Girard News, Literary Magazine, Concert Band, Morale Committee, Junior-Senior Seminar, Dramat ic Club, WGC, English Honors Club. John’s artistic ability has been noticed without exception throughout our years at Girard. With his imaginative genius and talent,we send him off with the best of luck in his chosen field. J. L. CRAIG FERWERDA (Craig) 530 22nd Street Boulder, Colo. 80302 August 11, 1951 Activities: Cross Country, Captain Swimming, Baseball, Glee Club, Rifle Club, Choir, English Honors Club. To those who knew him well, Craig was a stern individual, a strong swim¬ mer, and a keystone in the many activities he supported. His never-fcnding will to improve himself will not be forgotten amongst us. DOUGLAS MARK FIZEL (Doug) 8121 Cresco Avenue April 21, 1952 Philadelphia, Pa. 19136 Activities: WGC, Dramatic Club, Literary Magazine Staff, Art Club, 2nd Lieu¬ tenant Concert Band, Glee Club, Choir, Junior-Senior Seminar, 2nd Prize Daniel Fink Essay Prize, Corinthian Staff. Doug’s good academic record and interest in many of Girard’s a.tivities have surely set a precedent for his future. This, combined with his personality, will make his life a success. i 38 y EDWARD JOHN GARABEDIAN (Gar) 7216 Brent Road Upper Darby, Pa. March 31, 1952 Activities: Union League Good Citizenship Award, Soccer, Captain of Wrestling, Bascba:l, Dramatic Club, National Honor Society, Recruit Lieutenant, Girard News Staff, Junior-Senior Seminar, World Affairs Council, Corinthian Staff, WGC. Ed’s consistency in the field of soccer and wrestling proves his willingness to become a good athlete. Self-determination and fine academic work arc only a few of his virtues. VINCENT dePAUL GRAVELLE (Vin) 511 Wilde Avenue Drexel Hill, Pa. June 6, 1952 Activities: Soccer, Basketball, Color Guard, Echelon, Junior-Senior Seminar,World Affairs Council, Student Center, Junior National Honor Society, Baseball. In all the years we have known Vin, he was a true classmate. We know he will have no difficulty in making a fine start on the outside. RICHARD OLIVER HACKENBERG (Shick) 116 South Owl Street May 20, 1952 Sunburry, Pa. Activities: Captain Color Guard, James Hamilton Award, Junior-Senior Seminar, Glee Club, Soccer, Basketball, World Affairs Council, WGC. Shick is an active member in both athletics and class work. In his Sopho¬ more year he achieved the distinction of being elected to the National Honor Society. Shick is one of the quiet men in our class and with his calm outlook on things he always makes sure things will never go wrong. DELMAR LEROY HEPPERLY (Hep) 2557 South Millick Street Philadelphia, Pa. 19142 November 10, 1951 Activities: Baseball, Junior-Senior Seminar, Student Center, WGC, Echelon, Conservation Club, World Affairs Council, 2nd Lieutenant Color Guard. Hep was one classmate who you could really call a swell guy. Regardless of the situation, Hep was always in the center of it and putting out, to the best of his ability, all that he had. H 39 y PAUL DAVID HEUBACH ( Paul) 532 East Monastery Avenue Philadelphia, Pa. February 20, 1951 Activities: Baseball, Junior-Senior Seminar, Student Center, WGC, Echelon, World Affairs Council. Paul has an appreciation and understanding for music that will not quit. This, plus a plcasng personality, will carry him far in life. DANIEL EDWARD HOFFMAN (Ed) 638 South Cannon Avenue October 1, 1951 Lonsdale, Pa. Activities: Glee Club, Concert Band, Dramatic Club, Junior-Senior Seminar Rifle Club. Ed is a well-respected gentleman whose personality makes him easy and sincere. Ed’s interest in sports has also helped to earn him a warm spot in our memories. WALTER C. JOHNSTON (Walt) I860 B Nestor Street Philadelphia, Pa. June 24, 1951 Activities: Captain Fencing, President Explorer Scouts, Cross Country, Battalion Clerk, Junior-Senior Seminar, Dramatic Club, Corinthian Staff, World Affairs Council, Girard News Staff, Art Club. Easy-going Walt’s range of extra-curricular interests shows that he is well-rounded. His tremendous interest in world affairs, plus his unique sense of humor, should make him a success in his chosen field of the dip¬ lomatic service. MARTIN PATRICK KEELEY III (Mart) 46 Casperson Street August 19, 1951 Gibbstown, N.J. Activities: Co-Captain Soccer, Co-Captain Wrestling, Baseball, Echelon, Ser¬ geant Company D, Junior-Senior Seminar, World Affoirs Council, WGC, Corin¬ thian Staff, Girard News Staff, Literary Magazine Staff. In being a good athlete Mart brought out in himself what few of us do, good character. HLs willingness to better himself and an intense desire to win will make him successful in his future endeavors. 40 Y PATRICK KEENAN (Pat) 2819 C Street September II, 1951 Philadelphia, Pa. Activities: Soccer, Student Council, Junior-Senior Seminar, Girard News Staff, Corinthian Staff, Captain Inspector, Rifle Club. Pat has been a sincere and loyal friend to the students of the class of 1969. He is one classmate who would do anything to help someone in deep distress. The class of ’69 will find it very hard to say goodbye to Pat on that great day of departure. CHARLES H. KEIPER ( Fred Bo 95 R.D. 4 Stroudsburg, Pa. November, 25 1952 Activities: Junior-Senior Seminar, Rifle Club, Sergeant Company D. Chuck was one of the more humorous members of our class. When times were down, he was always there to enliven things. Chuck will always be re¬ membered for his fine shooting ability in Rifle Club and his humorous jokes. MICHAEL RICHARD LANGDALE i Burr 165 West ' Essex Avenue July 22,1952 Lansdown, Pa. Activities: Basketball, Baseball, 1st Lieutenont Color Guard, WGC, Junior-Senior Seminar. A loyal Hummer and a brother: two names that Mike is worthy of. Yet neither can adequately describe what we really think of him. Best of Luck, Mike. PAUL ARTHUR MICHAEL LANZA (Honkeri 291 South Street Portsmouth, N.H. November 17, 1951 Activities: Soccer, Trock, Junior-Senior Seminor, President Rifle Club, Student Center, 2nd Lieutenant Company B, Corinthian Staff, Dramatic Club, Echelon. Honker is a guy who always had a good sense of humor which came in handy when the times became rough. We will never forget the time Honk got stuck in the phone booth. j 4i y WILLIAM JOSEPH LINTON (Bill) 73II Dungan Rood Philadelphia, Pa. April 12, 1952 Activities: President Dramatic Club, WGC, Corinthian Staff, Girard News. Explorer Scouts, Literary Magazine Staff, Junior-Senior Seminar, Student Center. Bill has proven to be unique not only in his cryptic humor and his avid in¬ terest in current affairs, but in just being himself. Should hard work and persistence prevail, he will become successful in his field of work. THOMAS EDWARD LOVE (Tom) 606 West Springfield Rood Springfield, Pa. July 23, 1951 Activities: Concert Band, WGC, Dramatic Club, Literary Magazine Staff, Junior- Senior Seminar, World Affairs Council, Corinthian Staff. With a flair for conversation and dramatics, and a love of life, we know Tom will always come out on top in what ever he does. JOSEPH J. MALENO (Joe) 1823 Fernon Street Philadelphia, Pa. 19145 August 15, 1951 Activities: Literary Magazine Staff, WGC, Baseball, Dramatic Club, Junior- Senior Seminar, Explorer Scouts, Concert Band, World Affairs Council, Student Council, Corinthian Staff, Jr. A.M.S. Joe is a person of high standing in the class of ' 69. His main interests lie in politics and the events of the world. The warm friendship which he extends to all and his likeable personality help to make his company enjoyable. LOUIS MARINUCCI (Nuch) 806 N. 21st Street August 13, 1951 Philadelphia, Pa. 19130 Activities: 1st Lieutenant Concert Band, Dramatic Club, Vice-President Explorer Scouts, Publicity Club. Lou stands for the true meaning of the word friend. Of Lou’s many inter¬ ests the martial arts and music stand out, as he is a student of Karate and the trumpet. Ambition and a winning personality will assure Lou success in the future. i 42 y LAWRENCE SAMUEL MARTIN (Kent) October 18, 1951 Philadelphia, Pa. 2315 Orthodox Street Activities: Glee Club, Echelon, 2nd Lieutenant Company C, Junior-Senior Sem¬ inar, English Honors Club, Girard News Staff, Basketball, Baseball, WGC, Corinthian Staff, Rifle Club, Student Center, Literary Magazine Staff. Lar is one of those boys in the Senior Class who has molded himself into one of the finer citizens of Girard. Although he held no office this year, he conscientiously worked with the schools ' leaders, always suggest¬ ing ways for improvement. Lar’s good nature and friendly ways will always be regarded with esteem by his classmates. JOHN McCLOY (Johm 1255 South Newkirk Street Philadelphia, Pa. July 28, 1951 Activities: 1st Lieutenant Company D, Basketball, Corinthian Staff. A sarky comment or sly reply was always the clue that John was around. His cheerful attitude was welcome anywhere. We bid farewell to a great Girard brother. WILLIAM JOSEPH A. OFF (Bill) 120 North Grand Street December 13, 1951 Hammonton, N.J Activities: Soccer, World Affaires Council, Junior-Senior Seminar, Echelon, Cor inthian Stoff, Girard News Staff, Literary Staff, Basketboll. Bill has always been in the center of any excitement. His unique personal¬ ity has earned him a place in our minds forever. CHARLES JOHN OLIVO ( Baby I 341 Blonchard Road Drexel Hill, Pa. December 6, 1952 Activities: Soccer, Basketball, Baseball, Girard News Staff, Guidon Company D, Dramatic Club, WGC. Chuck has one of the finer personalities in the class. Regardless of the hardship, Chuck was always there to lend a helping hand. His hard and per¬ sistent pratice influenced team spirit tremendously. We surely wl r h Chuck the best of ldck in the forthcoming years. J . 43 y GARY N. POTTER (Gar) 337 Laurel Road Sharon Hill, Pa, May 30, 1951 Activities: Co-Editor of Girard News, Recording Secretary of Student Council, Corinthian Staff, Literary Mogazine Staff, Dramatic Club, World Affairs Coun¬ cil, WGC, Junior-Senior Seminar, 2nd Lieutenant Company A, Soccer. Baseball, Track, Echelon, Dance Club Instructor, Senior Advisory Committee. Gar is a guy you want to have around. He always has a smile on his face and puts himself out for his classmates; with his laughter he made our lives a little more bearable. We know he will be successful and happy in whatever he does. WILLIAM JOHN POWELL (Bill) Robirdole Apartments, D-12 West Chester Pike and Lawrence Rood December 29, 1951 Havertown, Pa. Activities: Soccer, Baseball, Junior-Senior Seminar, English Honors Club, Firing Squad, World Affaires Council. Literary Magazine Staff, Girard News Staff, WGC, Echelon, Corinthian Staff. Bill stu;k his neck out for anyone. He kept his cool and his manner regard¬ less of the situation. The surf was never too high for Bill, as he was always in there fighting. His never-die attitude will keep him on top all the time. Good-luck, Bill. ALAN WARD RICHEY I Mel ' 6722 Eldridge Street Landover, Md. November 18, 1951 Activities: Dramatic Club, Radio Club, Swimming, Track. Glee Club, Color, Guard, Junior-Senior Seminar, Student Center, Echelon, Explorer Scouts. Quiet, subdued, but outspoken in his own way, Rich is a fine Hummer. He was really a brother to us all. ELLWOOD RAE RITTER (Roe) 109 Colonial Avenue April 8, 1951 Norristown, Pa. Activities: Soccer, Track, Guidon Co. B, Girard News Staff, Junior-Senior Sem¬ inar, Junior National Honor Society, World Affoirs Council, Echelon, Literary Magazine Staff. Rac was known by his classmates as a good athlete and scholar. His fre¬ quent rmile and generosity arc trademarks of the friendship he extended to ! 44 y JOSEPH FRANCIS ROSS (Barney) 408 West Washington Avenue August 19, 1951 DuBois, Pa. Activities: Captain of Band, WGC, Dramatic Club, Glee Club, Junior-Senior Seminar, Basketball, Corinthian Staff. Barney always had laughter when our spirts were down. His congeniality and humor have gained him many friends. ROBERT DENNIS RUPP (Bob ' 1613 Periomen Avenue Reading, Pa. May 12f | 95) Activities: Track, Cross Country. Basketball, Sergeant Co. B, Echelon. Bob is that kind of fellow who, on your first meeting, becomes your friend. He is easily trusted with your undying faith because he could never let you down. An excellent athlete, a faithful classmate, a true Hummer; Bob is un¬ doubtedly a credit to Girard. WILLIAM A. SCHENK (Bill) 119 New Hampshire Avenue November 3, 1952 Massopequa, Long Island, N.Y. Activities: Baseball, Dramatic Club, Echelon, Platoon Sergeant, World Affairs Council, Junior-Senior Seminar, Radio Club, Jr. A.M.S. Bill will always be remembered for his generous personality. His unselfish ways always made him pleasant to be with. LINN ELWOOD SCHEUCK (Shuck) 3246 North Linden Street Bethlehem, Pa. February 12, 1951 Activities: Soccer, Co-Captain Basketball, Bcseball, WGC, Girard News Staff, Literary Magozine Staff, Corinthian Staff, Scholar Athlete Award. Shuck was a pleasant guy who was, in his own way, humorous. On the basketball court he was invincible. In Shuck’s everyday life he strove to excel; when the final whistle blows, we know Shuck will be on top. i 45 y EARLE EDWARD SPAMER Earle 637 Hunter Street Gloucester, N.J. 08030 July 28, 1952 Activities. Concert Bond, Glee Club, Art Club. Junior-Senior Seminar, Corin- thion Staff. Earle’s avid interest in the world of science will undoubtedly benefit him in his future endeavors. He has always gone for more than the average person and, hopefully, always will. LOUIS STRANZL (Lout 1765 Canal Street June 24, 1952 Northampton, Pa. Activities: Soccer, Basketball, WGC First Lieutenant Co. C. Junior-Senior Seminar, Girard News Staff, Corinthian Staff, Junior National Honor Society, Literary Magazine Staff, World Affairs Council, English Honors Club. The class thought of Lou as someone to turn to when they needed help. He was one of the better students and a hard working a r hlete. It is a guy like Lou who gives Girard its excellent reputation. GREGORY BRIAN THOMAS (Gregi 121 Windswept Drive Feosterville, Pa. Nov ember 3, 1951 Activities: Soccer, Wrestling, Baseball, Student Council Junior-Senior Seminar, Rifie Club, Captain of Co. D, Girard News Staff, Donee Club Instructor. Through the years Greg has been a credit to our class. When the chips were down his humor was always in good taste; when hardships arose his sincerity was always welcome. CHARLES EARL TROXELL (Chip) 2505 South Dewey Street May 16, 1952 Philadelphia, Pa. Activities: Student Center, Explorer Scouts, Junior A.M.S., Sergeont Co. C, Junior-Senior Seminar, World Affairs Council. Chip’s academic achievements and his constant loyalty to his friends has earned him a rank in the minds and hearts of his classmates. i 46 y EUGENE WILLIAM TROXELL (Gene» 2505 South Dewey Street January 29, 1951 Philadelphia, Pa. Activies: Wrestling, Track, Seminar, Publicity Committee, President Radio Club. Gene is a keenly individualistic Hummer, an excellent student and a hard working athlete. Gene ' s high ideals will ensure for him a successful lAJe (f ecf ueatli Dr. Friedmannn Dr. Lawrence Mr. MacGregor Mr. Cunningham Dr. Zeil Colonel Heubler Mr. Sherman Mr. Davis . Mr. Schoell Dr. White . Mr. Maillardet . Mr. Daffin Mr. Hatcher. Mr. Holman . Mr. Farber Mr. Falatico Mr. Moore Mr. Mazaleski . Mr. Stafford Mr. Brown Mr. Morrison Mr. Cingel . Mr. Puskas Mr. Diament Murr (the barber) Mr. Shirley . Mr. Sungenis The Juniors . another boycott a year ' s supply of coffee pots . a hearing aid a shillelah . a butterfly collection D Company a Playboy Key . Rupp . strawberry jam . eyedrops Tangi and Bonitatibus . new machines a Kamikazie uniform a one-way ticket to Pike ' s Peak an F.B.I. badge a Yul Brynner . a highboy collar a Corinthian dedication a set of " dog tags " . the Globe Theater a free ticket and carfare .a shaving kit the Senior Class a Bozo suit . satisfied customers a ranger hat . speed Banker Hall 47 y Senior JJc omeroom left to right: Mr. A. Folotico, Mr. H. Mazoleski, Mr. S. Shirley, Mr. R. Farber, Mr. R. Covert, Mr. H. Holman Girard College High School would have been a much more difficult experience for our class without our faithful homeroom advisors behind us. Since eighth grade, under the supervision of Mr. Henry Mazaleski, Homeroom S-E has been investing in the world of stocks. Through Mr. Mazaleski’s wise investments, his homeroom has earned over $ 500 . 00 . When we entered eighth grade our homeroom advisors were Mr. Anthony Falatico, Mr. J. Holland Heck, Mr. Perley H. Pease, Mr. Harold F. Holman, and Mr. Henry Mazaleski. After our first year in the High School we lost the services of Mr. Heck to retire¬ ment. He was replaced by Mr. John McMahon, a ninth grade algebra teacher. The entire school suf¬ fered a hard blow when Mr McMahon passed away at the age of twenty-two, just a few months before the end of the ninth grade year. In tenth grade, the great emptiness left by Mr McMahon’s death was filled by Mr. Franz Gfrerer, a young math instructor from Salzurg, Austria. After an enlightening experience in the American school sys¬ tem, Mr. Gfrerer went back to his homeland to further his education. We were very proud to have had Mr. Gfrerer as our advisor during our sophomore year. In the beginning of the junior year, Mr. Gfrerer’s successor, Mr. Robert Covert came into one of our homerooms. His sense of organization has helped us academically for the two most important years of our high school lives. Within the next few years, Mr. Covert will have his Doctor’s Degree. We are extremely fortunate to have such a brilliant and ambitious member of the faculty helping our class. In the beginning of our junior year Mr. Robert Farber replaced Mr. Perley H. Pease, who had retired at the end of our sophomore year. Through Mr. Farber’s amiable personality and capable leadership, homeroom has become a place to look forward to. After we graduate, Girard will lose the valuable services of Mr. Harold Holman, who will retire in June. Mr. Holman involved himself whole-heartedly in our class activities. He helped us in every way possible since eighth grade. { 48 y Left to right: J. Daubaros, C. Olivo, M. Langdcle, P. Keenan, J. McCloy Our social scene at Girard was introduced to us by Miss Mariam McGhee in the tenth grade through the Coke Party. As our class passed the trial dance, we advanced into more a so¬ phisticated social—a real live " Hum” dance. Our class dance was an enlightening experience to¬ ward our feelings about Girard, for we were never able to illustrate our social abilities at the school. Our first dance as Juniors was the combined Junior-Senior Dance. We were entertained that night by Dan, Ed, Larry, and Frank. This elite group performed excellently and won an arousing applause from the audience. The Canteen Dance offered a change of pace. The bright Christmas lights made the atmos¬ phere in the ballroom as everyone grooved to the rhythm of the " One-Way-Only, the rock and roll band we formed as Juniors. The work put into the dance was immensely appreciated by all participants. For the twenty boys who went to the House Party it will surely remain an unforgettable experience. Though many hours of planning made the occassion a reality, no appreciation from the students was awas acknowledged. The Cadet Dance was an action-packed talent show, for talents were born in front of the Honor Guard’s eyes. Many of us, as Juniors, " volunteer” to participate in the military ball, although visions of ten- thousand pushups and sprints around Founder’s Hall flashed in our minds. Who will ever be able to forget the Grand March—or was that a soccer warm-up? All in all, the dance was a tremendous success. With the commencement prom ending our so¬ cial life at Girard, we felt that we had done something to reform the inadequacy of the " Hum’s” dances. Al¬ though our dances were not the most enjoyable occas- sions at Girard, we tried our best to make a morbid af¬ fair bright. i 49 y CU Pott Best Athlete Most Contagious Laugh Coolest. Biggest Ham . Most Bashful Best Physique Most Boisterous Class Bachelor. Favorite Amusement. Most Likely to Succeed. First to be Bald. Most Popular. Class Radical. Best Dressed Foggiest . Most Noted Seeker of Recognition Quietest. . Class Clown. Most Studious. Wittiest. Most Ambitious Biggest Eater First to Get Married Most Carefree Favorite Sport. Best Looking. Best Hum Mo. ie. Favorile Hall. Aglidian Clayton Daubaras Bonanzino Spamer . Aloia Dwyer, McCloy Potter Doc White . Everybody . Off, Carpenter . Castle . Bonitatibus . Keenan Gravelle Keenan Heubach Verna Tangi Linton Ross Aloia . Mevoli Langdale, Keiper Twitting Aglidian . None Infirmary 4 50 ► Left to right: Mr. B. Seeber, Mr. J. Benz, Mr. D. Wdstenholme. Mr. S. Greenfield, Mr. A. Mouer Coaching is probably the most unrewarding spot on any team. When a team loses the coaches are blamed and when the team wins the coaches are sel¬ dom given any credit. However, they always seem to be willing to keep on coaching. This is the case at Girard this year. The basket¬ ball team had its first winning season in years. Who gets all the credit? The players. Mr. Maurer has done wcnders with the swimming team; yet all the talk is about the record breakers. Girard College should be proud of their coaches just for sticking out the seasons. With little money involved and the only thing to look forward to a winning season, our coaches nevertheless aways give their all. Coaches Maurer, Seeber, Green¬ field run, shoot baskets, and play innings in their dreams at night because when game day arrives they show the same spirit as their players. This is all fine and dandy for varsity playe-s and coaches, but the real nitty gritty is the Junior Varsity and Junior High coaches. With little to look forward to, these coaches are con¬ tinually developing varsity material. One example is Mr. Seasongood, who placed two tenth graders on the varsity basketball squad this past season. This is a remarkable achievement con¬ sidering time and conflicting events. On the whole, Girard has a lot to be grate;ul for. If winning teams are to continue, the stu¬ dents must support their coaches. In future years if continual trust is placed in our coaches Girard teams wil l regain their lost prestige in the Philadelphia area. The few boys the coaches do have time to work vs ith develop into strong athletes fully prepared for Inter Collegiate Athletics. Much credit should go to our Athletic Director, Mr. David Wolstenholme, whose job it is to schedule all our games and to see the entire athletic program runs smoothly. { 52 j- CroSS Country V First Row, left to right: W. Dickenson. E. Cobelons, S. Wiseley, J. Debold, J. Takesey, F. McBride, R. Kipp, K. Feeley Second Row, left to right: Mr. A. Mauer, J. McGrath, W. Michner, J. Erney R. Wlodarczyk, J. Barr, C. Ferwerda. P. Dermody, J. Trostel This year’s team lacked one very important ele¬ ment, a strong core of returning seniors. The wo seniors who were on the team were running cross country for their first time. These seniors, Craig Ferwerda and John Debold, managed to clock impressive times; early in the season they became top scorers for the Hum. The young¬ er, more inexperienced runners needed someone ' s ex¬ ample to follow; they found a good example in these wo seniors. Cross Country is one team where the seniors do not dominate, however. John Erney, a Junior, was elected captain. John, who is an excellent runner, proved him¬ self to be an able captain. William Dickenson, another underclassman, was the star runner of this year’s team. Bill broke and considerably lowered the record time Bob Dever of the Class of 1967 had set for Girard ' s wo and one-healf mile course. The Cross Country team can look forward to having a star runner for several years to come, for as a ninth grader. Bill has a bright cross country future ahead of him. Girard 19 Putting all these able runners and devoted athletes G,rord 16 together, it is not hard to understand why the Cross Irar j® Country team for the Fall of 1968 was able to attain Girar( j 28 such an impressive record. Although the team was com- Girard 32 posed mainly of underclassmen, it was one of the few Girord 43 fall sports that could boast of a winning season. If these Girard 19 budding runners come out for the team next year and keep their same hard-working attitude, next year’s Cross Country team should have an even better record. Episcopal Acad. 49 Williomson Trade 47 Haverford School Valley Forge M.A. Penn Charter 28 P.S.D. 32 Chesnut Hill Acad. 43 Wesftown 41 Lower score wins { 53 V $ § Kneeling, left- to right: T. Clayton, F. Clayton, E. Garabedian, M. Keeley. M. Aglidian, L. Stranzl, P. Keenan, R. Ritter Second Row, left to right: Mr. D. Wolsonholme, A. Blase, G. Thomas, E. Hoffman, J. Pillo, Cj Olivo, P. Lanza, F. Dwyer, L. Schueck, A. Bonanzino. W. Off, W. Powell, V. Gravelle, R. Dundon, G. Polsky, C. Reed. S. Sedor, R. Hackenberg. G. Potter For the 1968-69 soccer season there was a larger turnout of seniors than for any other sport at Girard. However, with the exception of a few, not all the sen¬ iors worked with their full potential. This was the reason for our 5-6-4 record. Many players were worthy of special recognition many times throughout the season: Linn Schueck, who scored a tieing goal at Hill School with 38 sec¬ onds left in the game, with Mike Aglidian coming up in overtime to put our team ahead. Ed Garabedian continued to put everything he had into every game he played. This paid off with Ed scoring the second highest number of goals in the sea¬ son. Some of our losses definitely contributed to our over-confidence; but win, lose or tie, we always had an exciting bus ride. It took mostly the first half of the fall season for many of us to wake up and realize that games are not won by physical force but by hard driv¬ ing and good sportsmanship. Although the team did not leave the Hum with a very impressive record, we did learn what contributes to a strong squad. Mention must be made of Mart Keeley, our first- string goalie and co-captain of the team. Mart’s per¬ sistent efforts on and off the field counted considerably towards the general attitude of the entire team. For this we are most appreciative. Girard I Conestoga 0 Girard 3 Hill School 2 Girard 1 Valley Forge Military Acad. 1 Girard 3 Girad Alumni 1 Girard 7 Germantown Lutheran Acad. 0 Girard 0 Northeast Catholic 0 Girard 3 Germontown Lutheran Acod. 1 Girard 1 Wsesttown 2 Girard 1 Swathmore College 2 Girard 0 Fronkford 4 Girard 1 Chesnut Hill Acad. 1 Incomplete J 54 b Kneeling: E. Garabedian, M. Keeley Second Row, left to right: Mr. F. Sabol, W. Moyer, A. Pitale, W. Poprycz. R. Clayton, C. Tobia, J. Scholl, T. Rupp, K. O ' Connor, R. Duckworth, A. Blase, R. Keeley, Mr. B. Sheffield Few people seem to realize that wrestling is a very difficult sport to stick to. Like all sports, one must practice long and hard. There is one characteristic w hich seems to have hindered Girard’s wrestling team more than any other, personal sacrifice. Wrestling is on of the few sports that requires one hundred per cent cooperation by every individual. You’ve got to be tough to endure the pain, the disap¬ pointments, and the hardships which face a wrestler in hopes that someday all your efforts will be worth¬ while. For about forty boys, wrestling season began a month earlier than usual. Four weeks of strenuous conditioning put us in shape far ahead of any other Interac team. It was evident that we were well pre¬ pared for our first meet after w ' e had beaten Solebury by a score of 21-9. As the weeks progressed, the team picked up another win and two losses. It looked as though we were on our way to a winning season. However, the Christmas vacation proved to be our turning point. After a two and half week break, the boys began to lose interest and cut practices. No one wanted to sacrifice a few ' pounds to help the team. Obviously, the desire to wrestle had disappeared. Many complaints w ' ere made that practices were too exhausting. In addition, boys wffio were competing for varsity positions quit because they couldn’t beat out the man in front of them. Girard 5 Girard 10 Girard 0 Girard 19 Girard 18 Girard 21 Girard 27 Girard 17 Girard 25 Girard 38 Girard 21 Girard 37 Girard 16 Bryn Athyn 44 Hill School 37 Haverford School 46 Valley Forge M.A. 31 Germontown Acad. 31 Solebery 9 Episcopol 28 Penn Charter 37 Chesnut Hill 24 Father Judge 18 George School 31 PSD. 15 Friends Select 28 -155 V Sitting, left to right: R. Trostel, H. Tokasey. S. Wiseley, T. Adorns Second Row, left to right: W. Johnson, D. Adams, G. Blase, R. McDonald R. Hackeft. J. Walker, D. Fallow, T. Wiseley Third Row, left to right: Mr. A. Mauer, J. Barr, J. Gordanier, D. Feeley, C. Ferwerda, P. Buchert. J. Gordanier, W. Michener, W. Dickinson, D. Zucco This year’s team, with a record of 5 wins and 4 losses, is easily the best Girard has produced in ten years. Yet this goal was achieved with the youngest team ever to swim for Girard. Led by three Seniors and two Juniors, the team compensated size for speed. Four varsity records fell to these spirited swimmers. James Gordanier, the team’s breaststroker, broke the school’s record in the 100-yard breaststroke. After weeks of work, the Girard relay team was able to reset the record for the 400-yard free style relay. After many grueling workouts, Craig Ferwerda was able to break both the 200-yard and 400- yard freestyle records. The effort and enthusiasm show¬ ed by this year’s team has payed off well. Without the help of our underclassmen none of this success could have been accomplished. In the small but speedy young swimmers of Girard are future record breakers and winning seasons. The 9th and 10th graders made up most of the team. Their constant effort was many times the primary factor in the outcome of our meets. Though the sincere leadership of Captains C. Fer¬ werda and T. Clayton, the team members could draw on a source of strength needed to win. The base of the team, however, was Coach Maurer, whose devotion in¬ spired the team to victory. To him the team extends thanks. Along with a great effort and Girard’s young swim¬ mers, future teams can look forward to many winning seasons. J 56 h Girard 58 Girard 21 Girard 58 Girard 54 Girard 44 Girard 25 Girard 69 Girard 62 Girard 26 Germantown Friends 34 Haverford School 71 Perkiomen 37 Germantown Acad. 38 Westtown 51 Valley Forge M.A. 53 Frankford 26 Episcopal Acad. 29 George School 60 LUUJt Standing, left to right: W. Poprycz, J. Foy, R. Rupp, D. Puzo, H. Costello, M. Markwood, R. Sobchach, C. Olivo, Mr. B. Seeber Kneeling, left to right: A. Scarduzio. L. Stranzl, L. Schueck, M. Aglidian, S. Flomini, R. Hackenberg, J. Erney Girard 51 St. Joseph ' s Prep 64 Girard 40 Friends Central 54 Girard 46 P.S.D. 38 Girard 37 Chesnut Hill Acad. 51 Girard 55 Germantown Lutheran 42 Girard 49 Bishop Shanahan 83 Girard 49 P.S.D. 32 Girard 45 Valley Forge M.A. 54 Girard 42 Friends Select 39 It was late November when Coach Seeber began to condition his basketball team. The Hum had three returning lettermen, all in the front court. It was ob¬ vious that what the team needed was wo guards to fill in the vacant backcourt. The players were still be¬ ing juggled around when Friends Central came to visit us. It was a close game until the lack of experi¬ ence and cohesion began to take its toll. The team lost the game; but, instead of being upset with the setback, the Hum five seemed to gain some spirit from this defeat that should have been a victory. The seniors then began to take control of the team. They man-handled Pennsylvania School for the Deaf be¬ fore falling victim again to Chestnut Hill Academy. The team then evened their record at 2-2 with a win over Friends Select. This was the game that got them ready for what they thought would be a tough one, the Germantown Lutheran Academy game. The Hum five, however, trounced the visitors with some excel¬ lent defense turned in by Mike Aglidian and a record- tying point production from Linn Schueck. After a loss to a top-notch team, Bishop Shanahan, the " net- ters” took on good old Pennsylvania School for the Deaf again. Some good outside shooting by the two senior guards, Charles Olivo and Louis Stranzl, brought the Deaf out of their zone defense, creating a disaster area underneath. Linn Schueck captured the ball and another two points. In fact, he scored 39, an all time Hum record. i 57 y Standing, left to right: L. Martin. M. Keeley, C. Olivo, R. Hackenberg, C. Shirey, R. Sobchoch, M. Aglidion, Mr. S. Greenfield Kneeling, left to right: M. Porter, L. Stranzl, C. Reed, L. Schueck, E. Garabedian, T. Porter In Girard, as in all other schools, we have called our groups of athletes, teams. They have been, how¬ ever, teams in name only. To other schools an athletic contest with Girard was a welcome event. This spring Girard has produced a winning team the likes of which our campus hasn ' t seen for a long time. It’s not that the 1969 varsity baseball team just wins; it’s aiso the way they win. Of the seven games played so far this season, four have been decided in extra innings, with another being won by the hummers in the last inning 3-2. The games against P.S.D. and Friends Select were breezes for the team while always strong Haver- ford School and Episcopal were beat in extra innings. A shut-out by Mike Aglidian, accompanied by a mis¬ judged home run by " Bubs” Hackenberg, sunk the fish. Fine pitching by Linn Schueck and a misjudged fly off the bat of Mart Keeley produced a 4-3 victory over the Churchmen after they had gone ahead in ex- tra innings. The fact that the Hum stole 73 bases in the first seven games to the oppositions’ 13 shows the hustling spirit of his year’s team. The reason for this year’s successful start of 6-1 is a vastly improved infield. With Chuck Olivo behind the plate, Mart Keeley guarding first, " Hoops” Hepperly and Louie Stranzl at second, Richard Hackenberg patroling short, and Mike Aglidian and Linn Schueck conveni¬ ently switching from the mound to the third base bag, this year’s infield has made fewer errors all year than last year’s squad averaged in a game. Girard 16 Girard 10 Girard 3 Girard 1 Girard 3 Girard 4 Girard 4 Girard 6 Girard 11 Girard 7 P. S. D. 1 Friends Select 2 Germantown Friends 2 Haverford School 0 Chestnut Hill Academy 4 Episcopal Academy 3 Valley Forge M. A. 1 St. Joseph ' s Prep 4 Germontown Friends 0 Germantown Lutheran 4 i 58 Y Standing, left to right: A. Blase, J. McGrath, K. Setzer, J. Keiper, H. Costello, S. Costoroni, J. Duckworth, J. McGrath, G. Polsky, A- Richey, W. Dickenson, P. Buchert, J. Gordanier, R. Ritter, J. Barr, T. Rupp- B. Brosey, R. Rupp, Mr. Maurer Kneel ng. left to right: S. Orzechowski, A. Bononzino, J. Erney. Killeen, J. Debold. R. Woldarczyk, J. Wallace, J. Michener. Seated, left to right: T. Wisely, R. Choate, M. Lefko, J. Campbell, K. Feeley. R. Lambert Girard 41 Girard 34 Girard 12.5 Girard 33 Girard 31 Girard 53 Girard 40.5 Girard 64 Girard 37 Girord 18 Friends Central 70 Bishop Shanahan 74 Valley Forge M.A. 85.5 St. Joseph ' s Prep 33 Perkiomen 77 Chesnut Hill Acad. 55 Frankford 67.5 P S D. 35 Germantown Friends 53 Haverford 83 The track team for the " 69” season began to organize in early March. We were a group of boys who thought we were ready to put forth an all-out effort for the team, but we weren’t. The team’s captains were Bob Rupp and Tony Bon- anzino. Their job was to channel the team’s enthusiasm and morale in the right direction. The captain of any team can function only if he is supported by his team¬ mates. Individuals such as Bill Dickenson, John Erney, and John DeBold made this possible. This year was not a very impressive one according to the record, 1-9, but the team is one of the strongest the Hum has ever had. The only problem was that the oppo¬ sition was stronger. A great deal of credit m,ust be given to our coach, Mr. A1 Maurer, who was out working hard with indivi¬ dual members of the team every day. Mr. Frank Sabol and Mr. Douglas Rossi must also be given credit for their all-out effort in giving the team an extra push. With many underclassmen on the team making up the nucleus, you can be assured that Girard will have a very impressive and winning team. J 59 } Jennid Standing: Mr. F. Meinvresse, S. Sedor, T. Foreman. J. Foreman, C. Sedor, Mr. J. Benz Seated: R. Shost, T. Schmidt, R. Kinderman E. VICTOR SEIXAS, JR. Wimbledon — 1953 Ranked No. 1 — 1951 54 57 U. S. National — 1954 Davis Cup — 1954 In conjunction with the Senior Tennis Program a new chapter in the history of Girard College Tennis commenced with a Seixas-Beck Exhibition on the Alumni Tennis Courts on March 18, 1969. Former United States and internaional amateur champion Vic Seixas and former Middle States Champion Leif Beck demonstrated tennis skills and encouraged those present to become interested in the game. A sanctioned team began to form thereafter. Its nucleus consisted of a group of enthusiasts who had previously worked together as a club. With the wel¬ comed support of Alumni George Cervo, Steve Mus- ial, and D. Dugan and the " resident pros’’ Mr. Moscar- iello and Fred Meinvresse, who came to play some practice sets, the starting team molded itself into a competitive condition for its first match against Ger¬ mantown Friends. Bill Tilden is quoted as saying that it takes at least a year to learn how to play the game and ten years to build a champion. Those who are determined on the tennis team intend to adopt this advice and make some adjustments on the timetable. When Vic Seixas was on campus he made refer¬ ence to the day when he came to compete against Girard for Penn Charter. The tennis team looks for¬ ward to renewing competition with Penn Charter and hopes to emulate Mr. Seixas in his Davis Cup achievements. J 60 h SOCCER Aglidian — ' 67, ' 68 Garabedian — ' 67, ' 68 Ritter — ' 67, ' 68 Dwyer — ' 67, ' 68 Off _ ' 67, ' 68 Olivo — ' 68 Hackenberg — ' 67, ' 68 Lanza — ' 68 Potter — ' 67, ' 68 Thomas — ' 67, ' 68 Clayton — ' 67, ' 68 Bonanzino — ' 67, ' 68 Hoffman — ' 68 Keeley — ' 67, ' 68 Keenan — ' 68 Powell — ' 68 Schueck — ' 67, ' 68 Grovelle — ' 67, ' 68 Dundon — ' 68 Wrestling Garabedian, ' 67, 68, ' 69 Keeley, ' 68, ' 69 Bonitatibus, ' 67 Troxell, ' 69 BASKETBALL Aglidian — ' 68, ' 69 Hackenberg — ' 69 Olivo — ' 69 Rupp — ' 69 Schueck — ' 67, ' 68, ' 69 Stranzl — ' 69 BASEBALL Aglidian — ' 67, ' 68, ' 69 Garabedian — ' 69 Hackenberg — ' 69 Hepperly — ' 68, ' 69 Martin — ' 69 Olivo - ' 68, ' 69 Schueck — ' 67, ' 68, ' 69 Stranzl — ' 68, ' 69 Maleno — ' 68 Schenk — ' 68 Keeley — ' 67, ' 68, ' 69 CROSS COUNTRY Ferwerda — ' 69 Rupp — ' 67, ' 68 Debold — ' 68 FENCING Johnston — ' 67 TRACK Johnston — ' 66, ' 67 Ritter — ' 67, ' 68, ' 69 Richey — ' 68 Rupp — ' 67, ' 68, ' 69 Lanza — ' 68 Buchert — ' 68, ' 69 Bonanzino — ' 68, ' 69 Debold — ' 68, ' 69 SWIMMING Ferwerda — ' 67, ' 68, ' 69 Richey — ' 67, ' 68 Buchert — ' 68, ' 69 Clayton — ' 68, ' 69 6i y i 62 y i 63 Y { 64 } W

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