Girard College - Corinthian Yearbook (Philadelphia, PA)

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Editors Advisors Mark Lambert Cover Design Troy Sims Photographs Mr. J. Devlin Mr. R. Serluco Scott Mills Mr. J. Fitzmartin Mr. R. Mullins We Dedicate This Book To Mr. Reid E. Watson Mr. Joseph Gibbons The countless hours and limitless energy spent on behalf of Girard College and its students by these two men, we will not forget. Nor will we forget their individual concern for us, their forthright and consistent honesty. To Mr. Reid E. Watson and Mr. Joseph Gibbons the class of 1979 extends its most sincere tnanks. To these true friends we dedicate our book. 2 The Class of 1979 wishes to express their appreciation to all those, faculty, staff, and employees, who have made their stay at Girard a pleasant one. 3 Letter From The President TO THE CLASS OF 1979 You are on the threshold of graduation from a great school and entrance into the Alumni of that school. You are about to share a fellowship which is difficult for anyone to define for you. You must now become a part of a great and vital tradition. The Class of 1979 has left its mark on Girard College and you have contributed in many ways to making it a finer school. It is our hope that Girard has given you faith in yourselves and a vision of service which you can render to society. I should like to record here the charge which has been given for many years to the members of the graduating class as part of the Commencement Exercises: “Sons of Girard, I charge y ou now, and in the days to come, to be truly Sons of Girard: to prove yourselves worthy of this name, never to betray the trust which the Founder placed in you; to use in the building of your lives what you have learned here--not only the knowledge gained, but the qualities of character which have been developed-an understanding of your fellow man, loyalty and devotion to your country and all it represents, and love and reverence for your God. You may not all have the occasion to do great things, but you can all do right things. You may not all have the opportunity to be heroes, but you can all manifest nobility of character. You may not all bring forth world-shaking ideas, but you can all express intelligence and integrity and loving kindness. Just as the lives of those Girardians who have preceded you may serve as an inspiration to you, so may you, in turn, not only inspire the generations of Girardians which are to follow, but alsoan influence for good upon all whomyour lives willtouch.” May life be good to you! 4 President ADMINISTRATION FACULTY F r ° : Dr - J - Ma 9lll; Dr. V. Mallsoff; Dr. J. Lander, President; Miss E. Feld; Mr. R. Watson Back Row: Mr. R. Wooten; Mr. K. Clark; Mr. B. Konopka; Mr. P. Stetson; Mr. J. Rothfuss ADMINISTRATION Ms. P. Hohing: Social Studies Mr. R. Long: Chairman Social Studies Mr. E. Vavolo: Social Studies Ms. E. Halpern: English Dept. Ms. M. Sanson: Remedial Dept. Mr. J. Devlin: Chairman; English Dept. Mr. FL Farber: Chairman Science Dept. Mr. M. Rae: Science Dept. Mr. W. Stein: English Dept. Ms. D. Wade: Remedial Dept. — Mr. J. Sypherd: Auto Shop Mr. W. Moore: Chairman Mr. R. Serluco: Print Shop Mr. H. Maurice: Business Dept. Ms. J. Faulk: Librarian Mr. K Kauffman: Art Dept. Mr. R. Mullins: A V Dept. WE BEQUEATH Mr. Devlin. Mr. DiGiovanni. Mr. Farber. Ms. Hohing. Mr. Knoblauch. Mr. McLaughlin . .An Apple Mr. Moore. .All Ten Mr. Mullins . Mr. Rae . Mr. Seeber. .Mike Cianfrani Mr. Serluco. .Cuccuini Mr. Shuster. .Ku Ku Mr. Sypherd. Mr. Vavalo. Mr. Wightman. Dr. Lander. Mr. Watson. Mr. Konopka. Mr. Wooten. Dr. Magill. Ms. Goodenow. Mr. Fitzmartin. Mr. Kemler. Mr. Campbell . Mr. O’Rouke. 11 ACTIVITIES CORINTHIAN STAFF Sitting: Mr. Serluco, Advisor; M. Lambert, Editor; Mr. Devlin, Advisor; J. Clanfranl 1st Row Standing: C. Ariel; J. Czbas; F. Sillittl; G. Clory; O. Gowans 2nd Row Standing: S. McNeil; C. Prior; S. Mills; S. Zandes STUDENT GIRARD NEWS 1st Row: J. Kuznlckl, Editor; R. Bohner; J. Clanfrani; I. Goldberg; T. Overton; C. Bassey 2nd Row: P. Rivera; J. Czbas; J. D ' Amico; G. Cuccuni. Mgr. Editor; S. Swords 1st Row: S. Swords; K. Purdie 2nd Row: J. Czbas; R.Schmeltzer, P. Rivera; L Cunningham - BAND 1st Row: F. Slllitti; S. McNeil; J. Czbas; C. Bassey; T. Sims; R. Bohner 2nd Row: M. Chambers; A. Coleman; M. Wllford; J. Wlggs; K. Annand; R. Anderson; P. Edwards 3rd Row: S. Jackson; T. Godwin; J. Annand; K. Myrick; A. D’Amico 4th Row: R. Kaercher; C. Mleczkowski; P. Howell First Row: R. Horsey, T. Kelly, L. Stewart, S. McDonald, J. Fitzgerald, A. SI me , G. Worrell 8econd Row: D. Sutton, M. Unthank, D. Winters, T. Pinto, D. Gllllard, T. Wood, W. White, R. Roane Third Row: K. Annand, L. Cunningham, R. Oberlton, B. Beverly, M. Chambers, N. Williams, B. Daniels, A. Coleman Fourth Row. G. Prior, R. Schmettzer, J. Annand, E. Muller. S. Mleczkowski, J. Czbas, J. Caeser. C. Coulter Mr. Joseph Fttzmartln, Director 15 CHOIR NATIONAL Sitting: T. Sims, Pres.; J. Czbas, Sec.; F. Sillittl, Vice-Pres. Standing: Mr. Shuster, Advisor 1st Row: J. Kuznlckl, Pres.; S. Zandes; R. Bohner 2nd Row: G. Crafton; M. Anthony; J. Annand; S. Mills 16 AFFAIRS FIREBIRDS 1st Row: B. Beverly; M. Clanfranl; S. Mleczkowskl; J. Reilly 2nd Row: Mr. D. Plrolll, Coach; C. Prior; G. Cucculni; J. Clanfranl; C. Bassey 1st Row: T. Boyts; J. Clanfranl; C. Rose; R. Douglas; Mr. J. Sypherd, Advis or; G. Crawley; G. Crawley 2nd Row: S. Zandes; M. Sorey; R. Bohner, P. Rogers; M. Spaventa; D. Rainey; J. Ceasar 3rd Row: J. Kuznlckl; C. Prior; F. Sllllttl 17 SKI CLUB G GROUP 1st Row: J. Kuznlcki; J. Czbas; T. Sims; I. Goldberg; S. McNeil; R. Bohner 2nd Row: M. Masters; R. McQuillen: C. Mleczkowski 3rd Row: Mrs. Sanson; Mr. Shuster; Mr. Farber; Mrs. Faulk 4th Row: Mr. Schulz; Mr. McLaughlin; Mr. Devlin; Mr. Wooten; Mr. Kaufman 1st Row: I. Goldberg; K. Purdle; G. Clory 2nd Row: J. Czbas; L. Cralton 18 MICHAEL ANTHONY (Wop) Sept. 26, 1960 87 Manor Avenue Oaklyn, N.J. 08107 (609) 854-8994 Soccer 9, 10, 11, 12; Baseball 9, 10, 11, 12; Basketball 9, 10; Ski CLub 11, 12; Christmas Pageant 10, 11, 12; Auto Shop 10, 11, 12. And as we wind on down the road Our shadows longer than our souls There walks a lady we all know Who shines white light and wants to show How everything still turns to gold And if you listen very hard The tune will come to you at last When all are one and one is all. Robert Plant CESARE ARICI (Cesarc) Jan.25,1961 838 Winton Street Philadelphia, Pa. 19148 (215) 463-8495 Track 9; Girard News Staff 12; Corinthian Staff 12; Band 9; Who’s Who 12; Print Shop 10, 11, 12. Oh, life is like a maze of doors, And they all open from the side you’re on. Just keep pushing hard, Try as you may, You’re going to wind up where you started from. Cat Stevens 21 ALBERT BARNES (Al) Feb. 6, 1961 2118 Medary Avenue Philadelphia, Pa. 19138 (215) 548-2753 Basketball 9, 10, 11, 12; Soccer 9; Baseball 12; Corinthian Staff 12; Senior Play 12; Class Secretary 12; Band 9, 10; Who’s Who 12; Student Work Program 12; Big Brother Program 12; Wood Shop 10, 11, 12. Aug. 9, 1961 CARLTON BASSEY (Bass) 42 East Brook Lane Garfield East Park Willingboro, N.J. 08046 (609) 871-6753 Swimming 9, 10, 11, 12; Tennis 10, 11 12; Glee Club 11; Radio Club 12; Girard News 10,11,12; Christmas Pageant 9, 10, 11, 12; Senior Play 12; Band 10, 11,12; Bell Choir 9, 10 ,11, 12; Choir 9, 10, 11; Who’s Who 12; Union League Award 12; Tutoring 12; Student Work Program; Drafting 10 , 11 , 12 . Freedom is not the right to do as you.please, but the liberty to do as you ought. Anonymous 23 KENNETH BETHEA (Pop) Nov. 3, 1961 7941 Gilbert Street Philadelphia, Pa. 19150 (215) HA 4-6382 Wrestling 9, 10, 11, 12; Steel Garnett Award 11; Elementary Wrestling Coach’s Assistant; Junior High Wrestling Coach’s Assistant; Athletic Intern; Wood Shop 10 , 11 , 12 . An outstanding athlete will fear no commitment and overcome every challenge. Anonymous RICHARD BOHNER (Rick) April 19, 1961 836 Hastings Court Claymont, Dc. 19703 (302) 798-1979 Soccer 9, 10, 11, 12; Tennis 10; Track 9; Wrestling 9, 10, 11, Capt. 12; World Affairs 10, 11, 12; Ski Club 11, 12; Girard News 12; Class President 11; Band 9, 10, 11, 12; Jazz Band 12; Who’s Who 12; Hon. Mention Pa. Hall-of Fame Essay Contest; Solo Contest 3rd 9, 2nd 10, 2nd 11 Science Award 9; Essay Contest 1st 10, 1st 11; Tutoring Program 11, 12; Auto Shop 10, 11, 12. To leave is to die a little, To die to what we love. We leave behind a bit of ourselves, Wherever we have been. Haraucourt JAMES CIANFRANI (C) May 23, 1961 19 Hoffman Avenue Cherry Hill, N.J. 08003 (609) 428-8492 Soccer 9, 10, 11; Baseball 10,11; Basketball 9; Ski Club 11, 12; Corinthian Staff 12; Christmas Pageant 10, 11, 12; Senior Play 12; Student Work Program 10, 11, 12; Big Brother Program 12; Print Shop 10, 11, 12. I gotta admit that I’m a little bit confused. Sometimes it seems to me as if I’m just being used; Gotta stay awake, gotta try and shake off the creeping mahase. If I don’t stand my own ground, how can I find my own way out of this maze. Pink Floyd GLENN CLORY (Glenn) July 6, 1961 3624 San Pascual Avenue Las Vegas, Nev. 89110 (702) 452-9361 Track 9,10,12; Wrestling 9,10,11, Capt. 12;Soccer 10,11, 12; Girard News 12; Senior Play 12; Student Work Program 11, 12; Wood Shop 10, 11, 12. Nothing is a waste of time as long as you use the experience wisely. Anonymous GREGORY CRAFTON (Bunky) 6155 North 17 Street Philadelphia, Pa. 19121 (215) 224-5291 Sept. 18, 1960 Soccer 11; Cross Country 12; Wrestling 10,11, 12; World Affairs Club 12; WGC 12; Photograph Club 11; Ski Club 12; Girard News 10; Corinthian Staff 12; Glee Club 10, 11; Band 10; Bell Choir 10; Christmas Pageant 10, 11, 12; Student Work Program 10, 11, 12; Athletic Intern 12; Wood Shop 10, 11, 12. Even fools serue a purpose...they are the dull background against which the brilliant shine the more brightly. 28 L GEOFFREY CUCCUINI (Cuch) Jan. 17, 1961 6247 Farnsworth Street Philadelphia, Pa. 19149 (215) JE 3-7561 Soccer 10, 11; Baseball 10,11,12; Hockey 9,10,11,12; Ski Club 11; Photography Club 9; World Affairs 11; Girard News Editor 12; Corinthian Staff 12; Senior Play 12; Christmas Pageant 11, 12; Class President 9, 10; Class Treasurer 12; Secretary of Student Council 12; Glee Club 11; Student Work Program 12; Big Brother Program 12. Print Shop 10, 11, 12; Asst. Trainer, Phila. Fever 12. Fame is a vapor, Riches take wing, And the on y thing that endures is character. Fred Shero March 18, 1961 JAMES CZBAS (Bus) 7252 Bingham Street Philadelphia, Pa. 19111 (215) PI 5-4444 Swimming 9, 10, 11, 12; Tennis 10, 11, 12; Cross Country 12; Track 9; Chess Club 9; Karate Club 12; Girard News 12; Christmas Pageant 9, 10, 11, 12; Band 9, 10 , 11 , 12; Choir 9, 10, 11, 12; National Honor Society, Secretary, 12; Who’s Who 12; Henry Newinski Award 11; George H. Dunkle Award 10; French Award 11; Solo Contest, 1st, 10; Tutoring Program 12; Business 10, 11, 12. Service to others is our payment of rent for our stay here on earth. Mohamed Ali 30 JOSEPH D AMICO (Joe) Dec. 15, 1960 2619 South Alder Street Philadelphia, Pa. 19148 (215) 755-0792 Soccer 9, 10, 11, capt. 12; Basketball 11; Baseball 9, 10, 11, 12; Street Hockey 9, 10, 11, 12; Glee Club 11; Girard News 12; Corinthian Staff 12; Class Vice-Pres. 11; class President 12; Student Council Vice-President 12; John McGill Award, Soccer Baseball, 11; Johnny Johnson Award 11; Penn-Jersey All Conference, Soccer 11, 12, Baseaball 11; All Area Soccer 12; Union League Citizenship Award 11; Student Work Program 11, 12; Drafting 10, 11, 12. Girard, although the time has come for me to depart, The beautiful memories and love for you will never leave my heart. Good luck and God bless my brothers, Anthony and Michael, and all my Girard brothers 31 SAMUEL GATHERS (Sam) May 11, 1961 1118 East Haines Street Philadelphia, Pa. 19138 (215) VI 9-6023 Cross Country 9, 10, 11, 12; Track 9, 10, 12; Wrestling 10, 11, 12; Student Body President 12; Band 9; Bell Choir 9; Who’s Who 12; Machine Shop 10, 11, 12. Be true to yourself, make your own goals, and you will be a winner. March 5, 1961 IRA GOLDBERG (Ira) 3307 Rosekemp Avenue Baltimore, Md. 21214 (301) 254-2895 Cross Country 9; Swimming 9; Baseball 9; Wrestling 9, 10, 11, 12; Karate Club 12; Girard News, Cartoonist, 11, 12; Choir 9; Student Work Program 12; Tutoring Program 12; Machine Shop 10, 11, 12. Listen and you shall hear, Watch and you will see, Speak softly and you will learn the truth. Anon 33 The Graduating Class of 1979 _ Feb. 17, 1961 OWEN GOWANS (Gup) 1534 South Hicks Street Philadelphia, Pa. 19146 (215) HO 5-8621 Basketball 9, 10, 11, 12; Baseball 10, 11, 12; Chess Club 10; Big Brother Program 12; Girard News 11, 12; Corinthian Staff 12; Christmas Pageant 12; Senior Play 12; Class Vice-President 12; Guitar Band 9, 10; Who’s Who 12; MVP Basketball 10; Team Effort Award 11; Student Work Program 10, 11, 12; Wood Shop 10, 11, 12. Every accomplishment, no matter how great or how small, always starts with the same decision: “I’ll try.” Anonymous 36 Oct. 6, 1961 JOSEPH KUZNICKI (Kuz) 1213 Walnut Street Pittsburgh, Pa. 15221 (412) 247-1899 Soccer 9, 10, 11, 12; Baseball 9, 10; World Affairs Club Pres. 11,12; Ski Club 10, 11, 12; Big Brother Program 12; Tutoring Program 12; Student Work Program 10, 11, 12; Girard News Editor 12; Who’s Who 12; Essay Award; Chemistry Award; World Affairs Council Award; National Merit Letter; Honorable Mention Penn-Jersey League, Soccer 12; Most Improved Soccer 12; AutoShop 10,11,12. He not busy being born is busy dying. Bobby Dylan MARK LAMBERT (Bert) July 10, 1960 9872 Lackland Drive Philadelphia, Pa. 19114 (215) 632-6806 Baseball 9; Cross Country 12; Ski Club 10, 11, 12; Vice President World Affairs 10; Girard News 11, 12; Corinthian Staff, Editor, 12; Class Secretary and Treasurer 11; Student Work Co-op Program 12; Print Shop 10,11,12. I ' d rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints, the sinners are much more fun... and only the good die young. Billy Joel SAMMIE McNEIL JR. (Sam) Nov. 30, 1961 1419 North 13 Street Philadelphia, Pa. 19122 (215) 235-5175 Track 10; Cross Country 12; Baseball 9; Soccer 10; Photography Club 10; World Affairs 10, 11, 12; Boy Scouts 9, 10, 11, 12; Karate Club 9, 12; Radio Club 12; Girard News 10, 11, 12; Corinthian Staff 12; Christmas Pageant 9, 10, 11, 12; Band 9, 10, 11, 12; Choir 10, 11; Philadelphia Urban League Award 11; Print Shop 10, 11, 12 . You’ll never know until you find out. 1 SCOTT MILLS (Space) Dec. 2, 1961 3712 Academy Road Philadelphia, Pa. 19154 (215) 637-3349 Basketball 9, 10, 11, 12; Baseball 9, 10, 11, 12; World Affairs 11, 12; Big Brother Program 12; Tutoring Program 12; Ski Club 11, 12; Girard News 12; Corinthian Staff 12; Student Work Program 9, 10, 11, 12; Print Shop 11, 12. never learned why meteors were formed I only farmed in schools that were so worn and torn If anyone can cry than so can I I read books and draw life from the eye All my life is drawings from the eye. Elton John April 26, 1961 CLIVE PRIOR (Wal) 2731 South West 7 Street Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 33312 (305) 584-0973 Swimming 10, 11; Soccer 9, 10, 11, 12; Baseball 10; Wrestling 12; Ski Club 11, 12; Karate Club 12; Corinthian Staff 12; Who’s Who 12; Student Work Program; Print Shop 10, 11, 12. Memory is the treasury and guardian of all things. Cicero KELVIN PURDIE (Kelvin) Sept. 25, 1961 3416 Haverford Avenue Apt. 307 Philadelphia, Pa. 19104 (215) EV 6-8269 Tennis 11, 12; Cross Country 12; Swimming 11, 12; Karate Club 11, 12; Photography Club 10, 11; World Affairs 11, 12; Scouting; Explorers; Radio Club 12; Ski Club 12; Christmas Pageant 9, 10, 11, 12; Senior Play 12; Student Work Program 11, 12; Big Brother Program 12; Wood Shop 10, 11, 12. You’ll find the things you seek Are all within your reach. ’Cause your mind conceived it, Your heart believed it. June 26, 1961 DWIGHT RAINEY (Sly) 5352 West Columbia Avenue Philadelphia, Pa. 19131 (215) GR 3-3390 Basketball 9, 10, 11, 12; Track 9; Christmas Pageant 9, 10; Senior Play 12; Band 9; Most Valuable Player Award, Basketball, 9, 10; Student Work Program 10, 11, 12; Wood Shop 10, 11, 12. Don’t hold back, if it feels good do it. Anonymous GERARD REILLY (Gerard) Feb. 11, 1961 15 Sammis Place Hempstead, N.Y. 11550 (516) 485-8703 Baseball 9, 10, 11, 12; Soccer 9, 10, 11, 12; Ski Club 11, 12; World Affairs 9, 11, 12; Boy Scouts 9, 10, 11, 12; Girard News 12; Corinthian Staff 12; Christmas Pageant 9, 10, 11, 12; Senior Play 12; Class President 9; Class Vice-President 10; Choir 9, 10, 11, 12; Student Work Program 9, 10, 11, 12; Auto Shop 10, 11, 12. Next to being an American, it’s great to be a Girardian. Anonymous August 3, 1960 PAUL ROGERS JR. (Rog) 2013 Clearview Avenue Norristown, Pa. 19401 (215) 539-7169 or FU 9-1244 Basketball 9, 10, 12; Soccer 9, 10, 11, 12; Baseball 9, 10, 11, 12; Photography Club 10; Ski Club 11, 12; Penn- Jersey All Stars; Auto Shop 10, 11, 12. One half of life is luck, the other half discipline, and that is the important half, for without discipline you wouldn’t know what to do with your luck. Anonymous FRANCIS SILLITTI (Squeek) May 12, 1961 44 East 50 Street Bayonne, N.J. 07002 (201) 437-1627 Baseball 9, 10, 12; Wrestling 9, 10; Ski Club 10, 11, 12; World Affairs Club 10; Girard News 12; Corinthian Staff 12; Band 9, 10, 11, 12; Opera 9; National Honor Society 11, Vice-Pres. 12; Science Award 9; Who’s Who 12; Solo Contest 3rd 9; Student Work Program 11, 12; Big Brother Program 12; Tutoring Program 12; Auto Shop 10, 11, 12. The Road goes ever on and on. Out from the door where it began. Now far ahead the Road has gone, And I musf follow, if l can. Pursuing it with eager feet. Until it joins some larger way Where many paths and errands meet. And wither then? I cannot say. Bilbo Baggins 46 TROY SIMS (Troy) March 11, 1961 10 Harrison Avenue Souderton, Pa. 18964 (215) 723-5373 Swimming 10, 11; Wrestling 12; Soccer 12; Baseball 10,11; World Affairs, Pres. 10, Vice-Pres 11; Ski Club 10, 11, 12; Girard News 12; Corinthian Staff, Editor 12; Band 10, 11, 12; Christmas Pageant 11, 12; National Honor Society Pres. 12; Bulletin Distinguished Student 11; Who’s Who 12; Penn State Scholar 11; Essay Award 10; Chemistry Award 11; Mathematics Award 9; Student Work Program 10, 11, 12; Student Tutoring Program 12; Print Shop 10, 11 , 12 . For the less even as for the greater, there is but some deed that he may accomplish but once only; and in that deed his heart shall rest. Feanor 47 MARK SOREY (Mark) Feb. 26, 1961 1044 Maple Avenue Maple Shade, N.J. 08052 (609) 667-3498 Soccer 9, 10, 11; Wrestling 9, 10; Baseball 10; Ski Club 11, 12; Senior Play 12; Christmas Pageant 10, 11, 12; Auto Shop 12.1; Don’t look back, a new day is breaking ' ; It’s been too long since I felt this way. I don’t mind where get taken The road is callin’, today is the day. I can see it took so long to realize; I’m much too strong not to compromize; Now I see what I am, is holding me down. I’ll turn it around. Boston 48 MICHAEL SPAVENTA March 21, 1961 1616 Jackson Street Philadelphia, Pa. 19145 (215) HO 7-7695 Ski Club 10, 11, 12; Shop Award 11; Heat Treatment of Steal Award 11; Student Work Program 11, 12. Auto Shop 12. Meet in freedom; neither have nor be had. Encounter; be, and let be. Be friendly, If you choose, but never own a friend Or be owned by anyone. Debbie Harris STANISLAUS STANISLAWCZYK (Stan) „ _ . Oct. 7, 1960 103 East Grand Avenue Rahway, N.J. 07065 (201) 574-3987 Wrestling 9, 10, 11; Track 9, 10, 11; Cross Country 11, Corinthian Staff 12; Christmas Pageant 11; Senior Play 12; Student Work Program 12; Wood Shop 10, 11, 12. Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be unhappy. Mark Twain I July 12, 1961 SPIRO ZANDES (Spiro) 4563 Tudor Street Philadelphia, Pa. 19136 (215) 332-4245 Street Hockey 9, 10, 11; Photography Club 9, 10, 11, 12; Ski Club 10, 11, 12; Girard News 11, 12; Corinthian Staff 12; Senior Play 12; Student Work Program 12; Auto Shop 10 , 11 , 12 . The important thing is not so much that every child should be taught, but that every child should be given the wish to learn. John Lubboch CLASS POLL Never To Be Forgotten . Favorite Hangout. Friendliest. Biggest Eater. Class Radical. Class Clown. Best Dresser. Best Athletes. Favorite Class. First To Marry. First To Bald. Smallest. Typical Harvey. Richest. Quietest. Best Musician. Favorite Meal . Most Carefree. Most Studious. Most Boisterous. Foggiest. Class Bachelors. Wittiest. Most Ambitious . Coolest. Most Gullible. Class Ham. Most Likely To Succeed .The Class .The Portico .Gathers . Anthony .Kuznicki .Rogers .Arici . D’Amico, Reilly .Mr. Shuster’s .Reilly .Stanislawczyk .Cianfrani .Prior .Bohner .Purdie . Czbas .Bag Lunches .Gowans .Kuznicki .Cuccuini .Mills Cuccuini, McNeil, Prior .Goldbeg . Czbas .Barnes, Prior . Anthony .Rogers .The Class 52 SPORTS SOCCER 1st Row: J. Schmeltzer; G. Clory; W. McNeil; M. ClanfranI; B. Beverly; S. Garner 2nd Row: R. Schmeltzer; C. Prior; R. Bohner; A. Taylor M. Chambers; M. Anthony; J. Kuznlckl; G. Reilly 3rd Row: Mr. Ronald Quinn, Coach; G. Gathers; N. Mayrant; P. Rogers; J. D’Amico; T. Sims The 1978 soccer season was one of rebuilding and reorganization. The problem facing coach Ronald Quinn was how to turn the raw potential and talent into the championship team it could be. Mr. Quinn realized that he could not build a championship team in only one year, but since most of the team members were sophomores, he realized also that he had years to work with them. Although the team did not become the champions many hoped they would be, they gained something more valuable, a knowledge of the game of soccer. Once an athlete can say he has the knowledge of his game, then, and only then, can he start to become a really good player of that game. This year’s team consisted of seven seniors, one junior, and eight sophomores. The seniors were there along with Mr. Qui nn to help in the instruction of the younger, less experienced players. The team did not consider themselves losers at the end of the season because they had learned, among other things, perserverance and dedication. If the Girard soccer team can continue this attitude in the future, they will surely become champions. 54 CROSS COUNTRY The cross country team consisted of eighteen dedicated runners. In a sport that is both physically and mentally demanding it is imperative that each member of the team put forth one hundred percent of his effort. This the cross country team did, with two practices a day, a two-mile run in the morning and another five or six mile run in the afternoon. This year’s team, as well as the last two teams, has been coached and inspired by the hard work and dedication of Mr. Geoffrey Schulz. As a result of hard work on both his and the team’s part, other teams no longer consider Girard an easy victory. The team is proud of its own accomplishments and of its coach. 55 WRESTLING 1 t Row: G. Crafton; K. Bethea; M. Clanfrani; A. Cunningham; G. Gathers 2nd Row: Mr. Brian Seeber, Coach; N. Williams; S. Gathers; C. Camthers 3rd Row: R. Bohner T. Sims; R. Reilly; C. Prion G. Clory The 1978 varsity wrestling team began its training early in September. Their exceptional record of fifteen wins and one loss is evidence of the long hours of hard work and dedication put forth by each team member. Although the team did not win the Penn-Jersey League Championship, as many thought they would, they did come in second and finished the season with a league record of eight wins and no losses. The “Killer Squad” brought home the first place trophy from the Perkiomen Invitational Takedown Tournament and topped off the season with an overwhelming first place victory at our own Girard Invitational Tournament, taking four first places and two seconds. The varsity wrestling team was a close team with all of its members working and sacrificing to make 1979 not only a notable year in wrestling for Girard, but also in aiding in the building of next year’s team. This year’s team consisted of seven seniors, three juniors, and five sophomores. These wrestlers were truly dedicated and practiced strenuously under the vigorous direction of Coach Brian Seeber. 56 SWIMMING 1st Row: J. Schmeltzer, R. Schmeltzer, K. Patton, D. O ' Melia 2nd Row: T. Overton, J. Dudley, K. Annand, J. Annand, B. Daniels, J. Chambers 3rd Row: C. Bassey, G. Prior, J. Czbas, Mr. G. Schulz, Coach This year’s varsity swim team was coached by Mr. Geoffery Schulz. Under his supervision, and with the assistance of Mr. Tim Tews, the team progressed greatly not only physically but mentally as well. Unlike other years, the practices continually grew harder throughout the season to keep the swimmers in top physical shape. The practices consisted of 30 minutes of dry land exercises followed by an average of 2 miles of swimming. Although the team was composed of mostly junior high students, they proved to be a vital asset to the team. The team will be losing only one member, Jim Czbas, a senior, who plans to return next year as an assistant coach. Many of the opposing teams were composed almost entirely of seniors, so the future of the Girard College swim team looks promising. The team would like to thank Mr. Schulz and Mr. Tews for their assistance in building a solid foundation for the years to come. We await their return next year. 57 BASKETBALL 1st Row: O. Gowans; Mr. David McKay, Coach; A. Bames 2nd Row: T. Dlrenzo; G. Crawley; K. Cornltcher; R. Douglas. I. Lee; G. Crawley; W. McNeil 3rd Row: P. Rivera; S. Mills; P. Rogers; C. Coulter This year’s basketball team set as a goal for themselves winning a spot in the Penn-Jersey playoffs. While this goal was not realized, the team was barely edged out of the playoffs by Friend’s Central who had a similar record of four wins and four losses in the league but had beaten Girard during the regular season. Each member of the Girard squad put a hundred percent effort into every game. We won some unexpected games and lost some that we should have won, but at no point did the team let up, even against some of the most difficult opponents until the final whistle. The team was lead by the senior captains, A1 Barnes, Owen Gowens, and Dwight Rainey, who made vital contributions in terms of good defense, points, assists, steals, and team leadership. Although it will be hard to fill these spots next year, it can be done with hard work and determination. The team’s final record was eight wins and eleven losses, which was respectable considering the caliber of the other teams played. The highlight of the year was the faculty game which turned out to be not only fun but competitive as well. 58 BASEBALL 1st Row: C. Brennan; T. DiRenzo; R. Trotter; W. Stanlslawczyk; M. Clantrani; P. Rivera 2nd Row: Mr. H. Maurice, Asst. Coach; S. Swords; C. Coulter; K. Cornitcher; J. Tllllnghaat; Mr. W. Gallagher, Coach 3rd Row: P. Rogers; F. Sillittl; G. Reilly; J. D’Amico; O. Gowans; G. Cucculnl The turnout for the 1979 varsity baseball team was large and enthusiastic, although by the time the season opened, the numbers were diminished considerably. The resulting team consisted of eleven players: four seniors, one junior, two sophomores, and three freshmen. The coaches, Mr. William Gallagher and Mr. Harry Maurice, did an excellent job in developing the potential of each player and in teaching the team the fundamentals of baseball. Although the team is young, it has much talent to be developed. With the coaches’s guidance and training, next year’s varsity should be one of the best teams Girard has seen in many years. We wish them and the coaches good luck. 59 TENNIS 1st Row: C. Bassey; J. Kuznicki; J. Czbas 2nd Row: D. Mattsinger; R. Reilly; S. Jenkins; R. Kaercher 3rd Row: G. Trew; V. Reilly; T. Merkel The 1979 varsity tennis team was under the direction of coaches Mr. John Kozemple and Mr. Jim Thomas. Under their supervision, the team strove towards excellence but finished with moderate success. Practices were held regularly, including an early morning, 6:00 A.M., practice to limber up the muscles and to help in correcting careless errors. This not only improved the individual’s game but also the team’s development and strength. Although the team was inexperienced, consisting mostly of underclassmen, they were not held back in their progress. The underclassmen showed great potential and learned quickly, thus becoming an important asset to the team. With the loss of only three seniors, the future of Girard Tennis is on the up swing and looks quite promising. In order to have a good season next year, all of this year’s team members must return in order to establish a firm foundation for next year’s team. 60 TRACK 1st Row: N. Williams; G. Cr awley; G. Clory; J. Ceasar M. Masters 2nd Row: K. Myrlck; A. James; A. Peterkln; W. McNeil; A. Sanford; H. Jones 3rd Row: C. Stanislawczyk; W. Dennis; A. Williams; Mr. Geoffrey Schulz, Coach This year was a building year for the varsity track team which consisted of only eight members. The team, which was fairly young, consisted of one senior, four juniors, two sophomores and one freshman. The team received frequent help from the junior high members, some of whom were very good runners and will be a great asset to the future varsity team. Although the team did not pull through with many victories, it was, nevertheless, prosperous. There were notable improvements in individual times and distance? s well as in preparations for next year’s team. As with other teams at Girard, there were some setbacks, such as members quitting and others becoming ineligible because of discipline problems. This only served to make the other team members work harder, both individually and as a team, to develop their talents and to build the team to what it was. 61 LETTERMEN FALL SPORTS WINTER SPORTS SPRING SPORTS Soccer Wrestling Baseball Anthony, 77, 78 Bethea, 77, 78, 79 Anthony, 78 Bohncr, 77, 78 Bohner, 77, 78, 79 Cianfrani, 76, 78 Cianfrani, 77 Clory, 78, 79 Cuccuini, 79 Clory, 78 Crafton 78, 79 D’Amico 77, 78, 79 Crafton, 77 Gathers, 77, 78, 79 Gowans, 78, 79 D’Amico, 77, 78 Goldberg, 77, 78, 79 Prior, 74 Cuccuini, 77 Prior, 79 Reilly, 78 Kuznicki, 77, 78 Sims, 79 Rogers, 78, 79 Pr ior, 77, 78 Reilly, 77, 78 Stanislawczyk, 77, 78, 79 Sillitti, 79 Rogers, 77, 78 Swimming Track Sims, 78 Bassey, 77, 78 Clory, 79 Cross Country Czbas, 76, 77, 78, 79 Czbas, 76 Prior, 77 Gathers, 76 Crafton, 78 Gathers, 75. 76, 77, 78 Goldberg, 74 Sims, 76, 77 Lambert, 78 Basketball Tennis McNeil, 78 Barnes, 77, 78, 79 Bassey, 79 Cianfrani, 76 Czbas, 78, 79 D’Amico, 78 Kuznicki, 79 Gowans, 78, 79 Mills, 79 Rainey, 77, 78 Rogers, 79 Purdie, 78, 79 62 CAMPUS QUOTES But Mr. Watson Da Butt Thanks For The Apples Guys Starsky, Hutch, Wake Up Ku-Ku Whatever Who Got Caught This Time It’s The Undercover Engineers Switcheroo Violation And They All Got Up And Went Like This I’ll Chickie You You Paul Revere Eat Your Stewed Tomatoes tap tap tap Open This Door tap tap tap Does That Make Sense To You Test! What Test! Go Get Me A Bucket Of Steam Fitzmartin’s Dog Did What Got Any Paper Who’s Got The Kit You Is Prejudiced It’s That Side Of The Room What’s For Lunch Right! Who’s E.O.D. Whass Up 63 CAN YOU IMAGINE ... Anthony.Not Eating Arid.Wearing Hum Clothes Barnes.Not Flaying Basketball Bassey.Shutting Up Bethea.Not In Shape Bohner.Skipping Shop Cianfrani.A Hitman Clory.Not Beating on “Pop” Crafton.A 95 Pound Weakling Cuccuini.A Disco King Czbas.Disorganized D’Amico.Not Living in South Philly Gathers.Not in a Daze Goldberg.With No Place To Walk Gowans.Without a Basketball Kuznicki.Not Studying Lambert.In a Rainstorm McNeil.A Part of the Class Mills.On Ea h Prior.Not Dreaming About Giselle Purdie .In an Argument Rainey.Another Dr. J. ..Supplying Mr. Seeber Rogers.Cooperating ..Pilotting a P-38 Sims. Failin S Math Sorey.Not Combing His Hair Spaventa.Not Thinking About Women Stanislawczyk.As Kyzcwalsinats Zandes.As Arici’s Twin Brother 64 few—.ml? yl J Wfc; Air t JjM tS iriS TeT . % ' 1 r JU ±£-?c ' ' : h|J «■ ' " -m •• ' • — ‘ n |i J v - : .7 9BI| TPBf mCm 2KSK 1 - fPnS 1_JBI ifc- ' u i , _ -.


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