Munster High School - Paragon Yearbook (Munster, IN)

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FROM THE VERY first hammer hitting a nail in the expansion of high school facilities to the seniors final cry of " We ' re number One " over arch rivals Highland, students proved they could override the obstacles and succeed the same time. Taking it in stride Opening 2 Activities 8 Rivalry 16 Weekends 18 Four Friends 20 Fads 22 Politics 24 Slanguage 26 Cozy 28 Local Entertainment 38 Cafeteria 48 Athletics 50 Dedication 88 Readying for games 1 12 Recreational sports 1 14 Classes Clubs 124 Mind Boggling 136 Blue Monday 140 TGIF 142 Gossip 150 Cheating 168 Cramming 176 -Personalities 188 Community 252 Index 296 Closing 302 Paragon 8i Munster High School 8808 Columbia Ave. Munster, IN 46321 Volume 16 IN A RACE to the finish students had to overcome the hurdles of construction, fire, Homecoming and academic difficulties. While senior Kelly Svenning- son whips the burdens of the Homecoming hassles, junior Kathy Fitt continues her confrontation in the academic area. Taking Hassles in stride Noisy nuisances, tedious tests co nfront students Girls’ Basketball team members were determined to do it. Project Biology stu- dents were determined to do it. Speech and Debate team members were deter- mined to do it. In fact, from the time school opened Sept. 2, all 1507 students were determined to do it. " It” was to take all the " abnormal” construction problems and regular school hassles in stride. Whether confronting un- finished or displaced classrooms, or find- ing a new pathway from the North to South building, students were determined to overcome obstacles and prove they could come out winners. Squeezing sideways past construction workers hanging ceiling tile, avoiding signs reading “Use Other Entrance,” and evading wooden horses forced students to reroute their routine pathways. Dented trash cans catching the drips of rain fall- ing from leaky roofs and boards which sank into the mud puddles beneath them were obstacles students ha d to over- come. Once inside the organized mess known as a classroom, students were swamped with other problems. Looking for books amidst stacks of supplies or transporting materials from the North to South building delayed the start of class for some. The construction show continued as students encountered their first tests and prac- tices of the year. Academics was not the only area af- fected. Victory, the dream of every ath- lete, seemed harder to attain as con- struction problems had to be hurdled. The Volleyball team had no place to play be- cause of the torn-up fieldhouse. She- horses began practices without a pool to swim in. Equipment was put away and once uncovered, space became a prob- lem. Whether it was squeezing into a color- coordinated new desk to get some work done at school, or squeezing inside a float to get some work done outside school, problems had to be tackled. Yet the Volleyball team beat this disease known as hassles, as did Pride commit- tee members. In fact, students were just beginning to climb over their walls of has- sles when yet another surprise crept out from behind the next corner . . . FENCES AND SIGNS were installed warning stu- dents of yet another area off limits to students. With an updating of the building, construction slowly spread from building to building. IN AN OTHERWISE chaotic intersection between class periods, a lone construction worker hurries to finish his chore as the hour draws to a close and student traffic beseiges him. CHANGING TIMES ARE clearly depicted with the administrator ' s concept of " out with the old and in with the new. " Students can only reminisce about the former glass hallway which has succumbed to dark and dreary slabs of mortar and paneled trophy cases. , ' - REROUTING BETWEEN CLASS traffic kept stu- dents on their toes when the paved pathway across the horseshoe became the only accessable route between the North and South buildings. Senior Bruce Corbin and junior Michelle Witmer, walk across the horseshoe area for the last time. CONSTRUCTION WORKERS AND a single ray of sunshine are the only inhabitants of the soon-to- be gymnastics room. NEW FACES, NEW rules and new messes awaited students on their first day back from summer vaca- tion. However, all facilities were not cleared for stu- dent use when Sept. 5 arrived and art students found their classroom cluttered. Taking it in stride 3 Typical homecoming night turns to sparky Saturday Cries of disbelief echoed throughout float sites as rumors spread that the school was on fire! What began as a typi- cal Saturday night of Homecoming activi- ties ended in tragedy for some; for others, the fire " sparked off” an unexpected va- cation. As the news spread, float sites emp- tied and crowded cars of students, facul- ty and townspeople rushed to the high school to witness the devastating event. On lookers were amazed to see smoke billowing from the North Building’s library. Ironically, the fire singed the High School’s North Building on the night of the Fireman’s Ball and on the last day of Fire Prevention Week. Smoldering hot spots, contained within 18,000 library books temporarily stored between the East and West Lecture Halls, kept 55 to 60 firemen from neigh- boring towns fighting for 1 hour and 45 minutes. Sunday saw the arrival of Fire Chief Mr. M.C. Smith, for further investigation into the fire’s cause. Arson was suspected when firemen discovered mysteriously broken windows along the building’s north side classrooms. Teacher materi- als, books and desks were strewn about. The intense heat of the fire caused a weakening of parts of the building’s struc- ture, and ruination of the library, audiovi- sual and lecture hall areas. During state inspector Mr. Robert Dean’s investigation, it was revealed that arsonists lit the fire in four different areas within the stacks of books. The Hammond National Insurance Company offered a $5,000 reward, in addition to the $1,000 offered by the State Fire Marshal for any information leading to the arrest of the arsonist, who escaped detection. After Mr. Dean’s approval of the build- ing’s safety, students were allowed to re- turn to school on Thursday, exposed to an unexpected crowdedness of classes crammed into every available space in high school and middle school areas. Most students thought " normal” would never return . . . 4 Taking it in stride SECOND FLOOR AUDIO-VISUAL and special edu cational equipment was destroyed and the East and West lecture halls damaged by the intensity of the fire. This weakened the building ' s structure. AS THE FIRE burned on, Mrs. Phyllis Braun, senior counselor, and Mrs. Stephanie Casey, English teacher, salvaged senior records from the smoke blackened guidance offices. CLEAN-UP WORKERS found some time for amuse- ment, while accomplishing the task of rejuvenating smoke and water damaged facilities. IN A MASS of hoses, firemen battle the smoldering ,|r « contained within the library area. It took firemen 1 hour and 45 minutes to control the fire, which occurred on the last day of Fire Prevention Week and the night of the Fireman ' s Ball. WITH OILY SOOT clinging to the walls, a clock in the old common ' s area records the exact time the fire burned out the electrical system. $1,000 IN CASH was offered by the Hammond Na- tional Insurance Company to anyone bearing infor- mation leading to the arrest and conviction of the arsonist(s). IN THE AFTERMATH of the fire, early bird workers showed up Sunday morning to salvage as much equipment as possible from the ruins. Among equip- ment recovered from the second floor collapse was the all familiar Hospice sign and some cages which had formerly housed biology mice. Taking it in stride 5 STUDENTS WERE NOT the only ones forced to adapt to the changes. Families and friends waited anxiously for 444 days until the Iranian government released the 52 hostages. THREE ENGLISH CLASSES crowded on the audito- rium stage as administrators scrambled for alterna- tive classroom space CIRCUMSTANCES SIMILAR TO that of a college campus arose as classes were relocated in Middle school following the fire. With the extra distance between classes students were given 15 minutes passing time, rather than the usual 7. WITH THE USE of all available space in the South Building, students had to budget their socializing time in order to make it through " suicide corner " , and still arrive to class on time. AFTER HAVING TO evacuate their North Building lockers, some students carried knapsacks. Still oth- ers. including junior Tim Markowicz, found a friend in the South Building who would share his already crowded locker. 6 Taking it in stride AFTER FIRE DELAYS, rain, and weeks of prepara- tion, the Junior Class still managed to complete Tony in time for float judging, in which he was pro- nounced the winner. AS SEVERAL CLASSES were relocated in the South Building, seniors Gary Peterson and Kurt Ha- lum found Speech I class a little more relaxed in the teacher ' s lounge. Distant ‘normal’ nears as students adjust “Normal” seemed so far away, espe- cially after the fire and construction prob- lems confronted students. " Danger Keep Out” signs, however, didn’t prevent stu- dents from taking it in stride. On Thursday, when students returned, they had to go out of their way to avoid the North Building. Some had to transport the contents of their North Building lock- ers into their friend ' s lockers in the South Building, while others were forced to car- ry their books in bags or knapsacks. Upon entering the building, mobs of stu- dents stampeded to the lists showing the new room locations. Once arriving at the designated class areas, make-shift desks and materials were provided for student use. Socializ- ing during class time was cut down in or- der to accommodate the five classes be- ing held in the auditorium. Besides crowding into every available space in the South Building, administra- tors had to move some classes to the middle school. Students were given a 15 minute passing period, rather than the usual 7, to compensate for the longer walk. Since they had to walk outside, stu- dents made a habit of wearing their coats all day long. The coats not only protected them from the damp weather, but also from the coldness contained within the classroom. Even students whose classes were not relocated were still affected, as they had to adapt to crowded hallways and lockers. These disturbances added to the al- ready existing construction and opening hassles. With a delay in supply ship- ments, athletic facilities were behind schedule, forcing teams to find alterna- tive locations for practice and competi- tion. Volleyball team members looked to the middle and elementary schools for practice sessions. These girls, as well as soccer and track team members, jour- neyed more than usual as a result of no home meets. Besides these problems, team members had to cheer each other on to make-up for the low fan turnout. Gazing about inside or outside the building, one could find 1507 determined students attempting to take the year in stride. Taking it in stride 7 Arcade of activities plows over doldrums Fighting your way past stacked cans of paint and 2x4 wooden planks, you stum- bled into yet another form of obstacle: the hallway. Hallways, specifically the additional center section, presented a few extra mo- ments of the day to socialize or gossip with friends. Blotches of students appear grouped together. To the left you are showered with strands of a cheerleader’s pom pons, and on the right you bump into a careless student, attempting to memorize his lines for opening night of one of the theatrical productions, " Hello Dolly,” “Winnie the Pooh,” or " Ten Little Indi- ans.’ Around the corner and past the wobbly ladder, girls were making googlie eyes at the group of nearby boys, all hoping to attend Homecoming, Chi, or Prom, what- ever the case may have been. Because of a loose floor tile, you stum- ble into your classroom and hear talk of the upcoming weekend activities. Wheth- er it was attending a Boys’ Varsity bas- ketball game, traveling to Indiana Univer- sity for the weekend, or attending a wild party in town, students beat those times with “nothing to do.” While some students answered the phone in dad’s office, others answered the drive-up order at McDonalds. If they did not get in the news helping Ronald Reagan win the election, some tried by experiencing the traumas of a once in a lifetime chance to participate in an actual Hollywood movie, “Four Friends.” All seemed to enjoy the relaxing moments found discussing the latest entertain- ment, fads, and music with friends in the warmth of cafeteria and hallways during the winter months. With the changing of the seasons, stu- dents moved their interests from inside to outside. Seniors grew antsy as gradu- ation drew near, while juniors and under- classmen looked to a fun-filled vacation of summer activities. Still both groups shared continued interest in traveling throughout the country, lyin g around beaches, or participating in summer sports. After ending the summer, you realize you actually made a complete revolution as once again you find yourself confront- ing new faces, new places, and you still managed to take it all in stride. HELPING HANDS WAS an important element in pro- ducing the children ' s production of " Winnie the Pooh. " Senior Kim Kelchak, Owl, helps Winnie, sen- ior Kerry Conner, fix her make-up while both use the last minutes to rehearse their lines. DURING THE ONLY pep rally held on the football field, Varsity cheerleaders and drill team members help the Junior class express their spirit. PASSING TIME ALLOWED students some extra minutes of socializing. Juniors Mike Bukowski and Tad Delaney take time off to find the key to the latest fad, the Rubix cube. IN THE LAST night of float preparations, weather conditions intensified to the point when winter ac- cessories were needed to keep warm. Even within the confines of a garage, senior Ed Gomez finds working with a down vest more comfortable. 8 Activities CHICKEN TURNERS LISTEN to instructions from Mr. Earl Goldberg in preparation of dinner for eager fans wishing to satisfy their appetites at the annual Speech and Debate Team Chicken Barbecue Dinner. UPON SPOTTING MINOR flaws, sen- iors make some last minute adjustment on their float, Dig ' Em before it will be judged. The float earned second place. IN THEIR FIRST year of float competi- tion. the sophomores are determined to burn the upperclassmen with Milton the Toaster, which eventually captured third place. THE HOMECOMING COURT includes freshman Emily Sebring and escort Mike Meyer, junior princess Eva Zyg- munt and escort Mike Speranza, senior princess Marisa Gederian and escort Jonathan Mintz, senior princess Mari Sartain with escort Mike Jasinski, sen- ior princess Caryn Mott with escort Mike Etling, senior princess Gena Faso with escort Steve Pfister, sophomore princess Karen Decola and escort Dan Stevenson, freshman princess Mary Kay Capp and escort Brian Kushnak. 10 Homecoming ECHOES OF CONGRATULATIONS re sound on the field as Flag and Rifle Corps members rejoices with Marisa Gederian, Homecoming queen, and her escort Jonathan Mintz, senior. ESCAPING HIS CROWN Point oppo- nent ' s block, senior Mustang halfback Clark Labitan (41), determinedly pushes onward in attempts of scoring before the quarter ends. d s Murphy’s Law states: whatever can go wrong- — will. Homecoming took Murphy’s Law seriously as ac- tivities were struck with one di- saster after another. Once class float construction began, the first ’’blow” to Homecoming came as eggs and fruit were hurled at the float sites. Two homes suffered smashed windows as a result. The next day, Principal Dr. Da- vid Dick cancelled all float ac- tivities for that night and threat- ened to end float activities permanently. Junior Class sponsor and Business teacher Mr. Don Fortner, attributed the vandal- ism to the fact that, “in past years it had been tolerated to a degree and people treated it as accepted behavior.” After one night of float sus- TONY THE TIGER proclaims the sign of eventual victory as he awaits the cue to take his place in the Homecoming pa- rade and show of the Junior Class pride. pension, activities continued until Homecoming was " burned” with its second mis- hap of a much larger degree. School was cancelled for three days because of the fire in the North Building. This caused Spirit Week to be cancelled. According to senior Carrie Nelson, Pride Committee Sec- retary, “because Spirit Week was cancelled, there was not as much student involvement or spirit as there could have been. At first we were not even sure there would be a dance — a real disaster.” Included in cancelled activities were dress-up days, Class hall decorating, class skits, and field competition. With no other Homecoming activities to participate in, all classes used the three days off to work on floats. However, all class sponsors agreed they had expected more people to show up and more to get ac- complished during this extra work time. After school resumed Thurs- day and the Homecoming week- end approached, the classes were “sprinkled” with yet an- other misfortune. As the rain came down on Homecoming Eve, last n ight float work was slowed. Since all final float preparations must be done out- side, the floats had to be com- pleted on Friday morning with limited time before the parade. As Mr. Stephen Wildfeuer, Sophomore Class sponsor and French teacher, commented, " the rain made it difficult. The night before we couldn ' t assem- ble the float, like we had planned.” However, with the sun shin- ing, all floats made it to the Christian Reformed Church in time to be judged at 1:30 p.m. Led by the Marching Band and Drill Team, the parade made its way down Ridge Road to the high school South Park- ing lot, still echoing with cheers for the class floats. continued Homecoming 1 1 “BLOW THEM AWAY’ replaces " Fire up for a Victory” as the Distributive Education balloon sale springs into ac- tion for Homec oming with senior Dru Payne as salesperson. CAREFULLY MAKING CERTAIN that no empty spaces remain on Tony the Tiger ' s head is a job for junior Nick Na- varro as he adds the finishing touch. MOVEABLE PARTS DO not happen without the use of mechanical instru- ments. Senior Lisa Fitt checks over the motor one last time before placing it into position. BUSY WORKING TO keep the pace moving in the carry-out line, freshman Julie Thompson, junior Terri Bame and freshman Ann Higgins put together chicken dinners at the Speech and De- bate barbecue. 12 Homecoming chaos As the parade ended, the floats were placed at the end of the football field to await half- time festivities and the judges’ final results. Directly across from the rest- ing floats, Speech and Debate Team members were busy flip- ping a nd cooking chicken for their annual Chicken Barbeque Dinner. While the dinner did not begin until 4:30 p.m., the chick- en turners had been at work since school was dismissed at 1 1 a.m. Following the barbeque, the fans rolled into the stands for the 7:30 p.m. game. Keeping in line with the rest of Homecom- ing, the game had also been " kicked” by an uncontrollable incident. Earlier in the week, a milestone occurred when 20 Crown Point football players, the rivals of the week, were sus- pended due to an infraction of training rules. With this news, the question arose whether the Munster-Crown Point match would be played at all. The match did go on as scheduled. As one senior foot- ball tri-captain, Nick Pokrifcak stated, “it made it a less excit- ing game for us to play. We were predicted to win, so that made it harder to prepare for, since it was a difficult game to take seriously.” Although traditional rivalry was missing, the stands were full of cheers as half-time ac- tivities began. Following the usual halftime routines by the Marching Band, Drill Team, Flag and Rifle Corp, Student Body President Ed Go- mez, senior, introduced the class princesses. Due to a tie, four senior princesses, instead of the usual three, represented their class, including Marisa Gederian, who was later crowned queen, Gena Faso, Caryn Mott and Mari Sartain. Other princesses included ju- nior Eva Zygmunt, and sopho- continued WITH HAMMER IN hand, Mark Luberda, Senior Class president, prepares to connect two boards tor Dig Em ' s head. TRANSFORMING TISSUE PAPER into flowers requires a flick of the wrist, but arranging them into a Kellogg ' s charac- ter is another story as junior Suzanne El Naggar discovers. Homecoming 13 STICK ‘EM ON the wall, put ' em on the floor, or hang ' em from the ceiling Decorations for the Homecoming dance may be put almost anywhere. Janet Watson, freshman, chooses to hang this sign from the ceiling. BAND MEMBERS RECEIVE explicit last minute instructions from Mr. Don Ostopowicz, band director, before pa- rading in the rain. CAPTIVATED BY THE music of " To- gether” senior Kristie Brozovic and her date enjoy one of the last dances of the evening. BEFORE RETURNING TO the dance floor, senior Bob Engle and date gaze upon Kellogg ' s surroundings as " To- gether” provides the musical entertain- ment. 14 Homecoming more Karen DeCola, freshmen Mary Kay Capp and Emily Sett- ing also tied as class prin- cesses. Following the crowning, float winners were announced. The bleachers sounded with tri- umph as the junior float of Tony the Tiger ' s “Munster is Grreat, " captured first place. The seniors, losing by one point, took second place with “Dig ' Em a Grave.” The sopho- mores settled for third place with Milton the Toaster’s slo- gan “Burn ’Em.” One float judge, Mrs. Ruth Stout, art teacher explained, " the floats were much harder to grade this year because they were really close. For example, where one class may have ex- celled in coloring, another may have excelled in construction.” Afterwards, floats were tak- en off the field and dismantled at a nearby dump site. Freshmen were busy depict- ing Kellogg’s characters during the week-long activities. Deco- rations were posted in the cafe- teria Saturday morning for the dance held Saturday night. Once Snap, Crackle and Pop were on the walls, the freshmen appeared, dressed as an as- sortment of characters, to serve for the dance. “Overall the dance was real- ly fun; the band was great and the decorations showed a lot of hard work on the part of the freshmen,” said senior Jeanine Gozdecki. Like the saying goes, “it nev- er rains, but it pours.” This say- ing applied to many aspects of Homecoming, yet junior Elyse Grossman summed it up best by saying, “despite all the compli- cations with Homecoming, I still think it’s safe to say that overall it was a ‘grreat’ Homecoming.” AT $7 A couple, Homecoming tickets were more than a piece of paper. They were an entry into freshmen ' s version of Kellogg ' s world. HOMECOMING DECORATIONS IN- CLUDE crepe paper, posters, and bal- loons which require the full force of freshman Abby Labowitz’s lungs. SUDDEN EXCITEMENT OVERCOMES Marisa Gederian upon hearing her name announced as the Homecoming queen while escort senior Jonathan Mintz looks on. Homecoming 15 Competition Rivalry only begins with the Trojans H ighland Trojans. Al- though these words ap- pear innocent, they ini- tiate competitive feelings when stated near a loyal Mustang en- thusiast. The 15-year Munster- Highland competition, whether it is the never-ending “Battle of the Bridge,” or during athletic meets, is only one example of rivalry. Rivalry, which according to the American Heritage Diction- ary, is " the act of competing or emulating,” may be encoun- tered in routine daily activities. For instance, most anyone would despise an icy cold shower in the morning because a sister took the first and only hot shower, or a Saturday night spent at home because brother Joe had taken the only car. Junior Chris Koman exper- ienced sibling rivalry early in the morning because she has two sisters. “It was very difficult to get ready for school because one of my sisters was always in the shower or wearing my clothes.” Rivalry did not only exist “be- hind closed doors,” it contin- ued at school between classes, activities, and other schools. " I would say that between the ju- niors and seniors there was the most obvious class rivalry,” ex- plained Senior Class President Mark Luberda. “The freshmen are too confused about what is going on and the sophomores are hesitant to ' let it all hang out. ' ” Class rivalry also had ef- fects on school spirit. ‘‘The classes were so concerned with outdoing the other class,” for example Homecoming “WE DO IT all for you,” proclaims McDonalds while its rival Burger King allows customers to have it their way. As a McDonald ' s employee, senior Johnette Gates assumes the rivalry be- tween employees of Burger King and McDonalds. floats, “they forgot about school spirit,” illustrated Stu- dent Body President Ed Gomez. Although Paragon and Crier are both school publications found in the “Pub,” they too, have an ongoing rivalry. Al- though “there are two separate staffs, they were always trying to outdo each other in quality and messing around,” said Mrs. Nancy Hastings, Publications Director. “I always tried to dis- courage rivalry which was the reason for one set of photogra- phers,” added Mrs. Hastings. The Munster-Highland rivalry has accomplished more than the continuous color change of “the bridge” in the last 15 years. According to Ed, it has contributed to the unified school spirit. “The rivalry brings a climax to our sports season and something to look forward to. I believe that there is a rivalry between Munster and Highland because the towns are so similar, therefore no one town feels too confident, and spirit builds in this situa- tion,” he explained. Rivalry, whether it was over a bridge, a car or class spirit, of- ten took place even when the Highland Trojans were not men- tioned. 16 Rivalry ATTEMPTING TO DROWN out the rival Junior Class during the Highland Pep Rally, spirited seniors answer to the cheerleaders ' call of “What ' s our Sen- ior Battle Cry?” The assembly was held on the football field due to the field- house construction. SCHOOL SPIRIT IS at its peak before the Munster-Highland football game. Senior Nick Pokrifcak, Mustang Tri- Captain, assures the student body, at the Highland Pep Rally, that victory is near. The 12-0 Mustang triumph reas- sured the loyal fans. AS THE BELL rings, groups of girls rush toward the nearest bathroom only to wait in line for the ever-popular mirror in order to attract the hunk in the next hour class. MUSTANG-TROJAN RIVALRY may be- gin on the field, but signs are made to initiate school spirit as junior Tammy Thornton, varsity cheerleader, puts fin- ishing touches on a " Crush Highland " athletic mural. Rivalry 17 HOLIDAY GAMES ARE one of the many items taught to Sunday School children. One day of junior Ellyn Lem ' s weekend is devoted to the children at Congrega- tion Beth Israel. EXTRA TIME ON a weekend is an op- portune time for senior Lisa Glowacki to finish her Christmas shopping. IN ORDER TO perfect their singing, the Youth Choir meets for practice for the 9:30 a.m. mass at St. Thomas More Church. Alumnus Janet Tobin and junior Mike Sperenza, play t he guitar, while freshman Jill Samels sings with the rest of the choir. Amusement Carnival atmosphere ushers in weekends F ive minutes remain, Johnny hands in his U.S. History exam. Three min- utes left in sixth hour and John- ny has his coat on and car keys in hand. As the bell sounds, Johnny enthusiastically heads for the door, gets in his car and races toward home to begin the weekend. For every student the week- end holds a variety of things to do. While some students were involved with extra-curricular school activities, others held part-time jobs or just used the weekends as a time to relax. Although a lot of practicing goes on during the week, clubs and sporting events did take place on the weekends. For ex- ample, Speech and Debate Team members frequently awoke at such early hours as 4 a.m. to travel on a bus for a whole Saturday filled with speech competition, meanwhile the Girls ' Basketball team was on the gym floor competing with their opponents. “Although the speech meets were sometimes very early in the morning, they were still a lot of fun,” commented junior Susie Oberlander, secretary of the Speech Team. Aside from school events, some students also held part- time jobs. “Sometimes I worked every day of the weekend, but it EARLY SUNDAY MORNING, freshman Larry Hemingway gives up some of his weekend to sell newspapers to the crowds coming out of 1 1 a.m. mass at St. Thomas More Church. was good to have the extra money,” stated junior Irene Fabisiak. Other students were involved with jobs like teaching Sunday School at local synagogues and churches. INCLUDED IN JUNIOR Ron Pasko ' s part-time job at Ribordy ' s is moving loads of boxes from the storage rooms, to the shelves during weekend hours. “I really love working with the little kids and it’s a change act- ing as a teacher on Sundays while being a student during the week,” said junior Ellyn Lem, who taught at Congregation Beth Israel. Religious participation also included students being a part of church music groups or being ushers at Sunday morning ser- vices. “It doesn’t take up any of my time, and mass is more interest- ing when I ' m participating in it,” commented senior Steve Pfis- ter, usher at St. Thomas More Church. Babysitting is another way that students spent their week- ends and possibly earned some extra money. “I usually babysit because I can use the extra money. I also love being with children, so to me it’s not really a job,” ex- plained junior Helenka Zeman. After a whole week of school work, weekends did provide many students with a time to re- lax. “On Sundays, I liked to sit around eating while watching a good football or basketball game on TV,” explained junior Bob Rigg. While students’ activities varied on the weekends, most students’ weekends ended in a similar way, with the finishing of last minute homework and get- ting up early Monday morning for another humdrum week of monotony in wait of the next weekend or vacation. Weekends 19 Take 4 Students to make debut on silver screen E choes of " lights, cam- era, action! " resounded throughout the gym as another day of filming swung into action. For the many actors and ac- tresses who were involved with the movie production of " Four Friends”, written by Mr. Steve Tessich, filming was only a frag- ment of the time and work that was actually spent on each scene. A large amount of the filming occurred at East Chicago Roosevelt High School, where Mr. Tessich graduated in the early sixties. The school fit the time setting and the character of the film, which deals with the love story of two people within the framework of four friends. It all began with tryouts for the movie, held at the beginning of July. Students from Munster learned about tryouts from an announcement made during summer school, as well as from sophomore Karen Kuklinski whose father, Mr. Gene Kuk- linski, is the Principal of East Chicago Roosevelt High School. “I heard about the tryouts and thought that it would be something interesting to do,” commented junior Dawn Small- man, an extra in the movie. Tryouts included filling out questionnaires and then learn- ing dance steps. According to senior Heidi Langendorff, " there were a lot of people try- ing out who had dancing exper- ience, so I was very glad that I made it.” After all the parts were se- lected, the actual work began. As senior Mark Luberda ex- 20 Four Friends plained, “a typical day of filming was one with early mornings, late nights and a lot of sitting around.” “I didn’t mind the sitting around since there were so many things going on, it was sometimes just as much fun to watch,” Mark added. An average day of filming in- cluded arriving at the gym by 5:30 a.m. at East Chicago Roosevelt High School. By 9 a.m., all extras had gone through the ritual of a change of wardrobe and hair-do and were ready to be called on at the shooting location. After spend- ing all day doing a scene over and over again, an average day would end at 7 p.m. Amidst all the work, there was still some time for fun. " Ev- eryone including the director and producer were helpful and fun, " Dawn stated. " They would always find time to talk to us and they even played softball with all of the extras.” Now that the fun and games of practicing and filming of " Four Friends” is over, the ex- tras will now wait until the fall for the final product on the screen. " I am curious to see which parts of the scenes will actually be used and to see myself on the screen,” Mark stated. " For ex- ample, while we spent over one day filming a sock hop scene, it could end up being only five or ten minutes.” Heidi is also curious for the results. But, as she concluded, " from my observations, work, and knowledge of the actors, I think that the movie will turn out very well.” Anticipation of the final pro- duction has senior Jack Kraw- cyk, a movie extra, looking even farther ahead into the future. Not previously planning to pur- sue a career involving acting, Jack commented that he would certainly not rule out the possi- bility. “The experience of work- ing on a real movie set was in- valuable, giving me an idea of how dedicated one must really be to succeed in acting.” GIVEN SPARE TIME between her scenes, sophomore Karen Costa car- ries on a friendly conversation with fea- ture stand-in David Gooder. WITH A LONG day of filming ahead of them, cameramen, extras, and observ- ers wait outside East Chicago Roose- velt High School where a great deal of filming took place. The school was cho- sen for its appropriate character and appearance. I BETWEEN FILMING SCENES, extras are also needed to bring props and equipment to filming sites. Even such props as this window screen are neces- sary to add reality to the movie. MAKING THE SETTING have a more realistic affect, plastic snow remains on the ground after the filming of the winter scene. CHEERLEADERS LEAD THE movie ex- tras in the stands to excitement during the filming of a football game scene. Fads Out with the old, in with the new E ach decade springs forth with unique ideas for the fashion, music, and recreation industries. The " Roaring Twenties " made the Charleston, speakeasies, and the flapper the “in” thing. Sock hops, ducktails, and leather jackets were “cool” in the Fif- ties. Long-hair, anti-war demon- strations, and the Beatles are in the memory albums of the Six- ties. Disco tunes and fluctuating hemlines remind us of the Sev- enties. Barely one year into the Eighties, a number of new fads appeared, while some were on their way out. The fashion industry was once more affected by fads. De- signer jeans, considered a luxu- ry in 1979, were now sold at dis- count stores like K-mart, making them as obtainable as Levis. The popular disco styles of the Seventies were now re- placed with a more tailored " preppy " look. Button-down collars, pastels, Topsiders, chi- no pants, and monogrammed sweaters were associated with this way of life. Lisa Birnbach, author of “The Official Preppy Handbook, " feels, “this preppy business is going to last because it has much deeper roots than other fads. There are a substantial number of people who have been dressing this way and go- ing to the same school as Mum- my and Daddy for four genera- tions.” Country-western fashions be- came a fad with the debuts of “A Coal Miner’s Daughter” and “Urban Cowboy.” Throughout the halls, cowboy boots at a steady gait resemble a cow- decked-out IN THE country-western fashions, junior Michelle Kelchak calls for a ride home. boy ' s footsteps as he saun- tered toward a nearby saloon. Hairstyles too, have been af- fected by fads. Bright-colored ribbons were worn as head- bands or woven through braids and various ways of french- braiding hair recently became popular. Music fads in the Eighties were a result of “new wave” sounds. The style was more electrical than rock and it’s not as heavy. “New wave” music was heard from Devo, the B- 52’s, Elvis Costello, and Gary Newman. “I like ‘new wave’ music be- cause it kind of reminds me of the Sixties,” commented junior Vince Pokrifcak. Intellivision, Atari, Coleco and Mattel have flooded the market with a new breed of en- tertainment. Home video equip- ment and pocket computer games allowed consumers to play blackjack, football, or Space-Invaders and many more games on their televisions or pocket-sized electronic toys. “I suppose everyone likes to goof around with computers, and they keep me busy when I’m bored,” explained sophomore Joe Doranski. A decade or two from now, the Eighties’ fads will seem as odd and old-fashioned as the fads from the Fifties appear to us. Can you imagine musical jewelry, edible clothing, or rides to the moon as fads of the fu- ture? 22 Fads ALTHOUGH THE OUTER-SPACE crea- tures did not arrive via UFO ' s, Space- Invaders did come through the TV. Freshman Angie Zucker participates in this new electronic fad. PURCHASING AN 8-TRACK by the B 52 ' s and a Pat Benatar album, sopho- more Lori Goldberg is adding to her " new wave " collection. DRESSED AS A Blues Brother for the Drill Team ' s performance of " Shake Your Tailfeather, " junior Bernice Hertz- feldt has her hair frenchbraided by ju- nior Mindy Brandt. GUYS TOO CAN be seen wearing fads as senior Ed Gomez dons an Izod sweater, a prep fashion, in choir prac- tice. Fads 23 PRECINCTS AND HEADQUARTERS were not unique as voting locations. Ju- nior Denise Shmagranotf particpates in an election poll taken in Mr. Thomas Whiteley ' s U S. History classes. REGISTERED VOTERS ARE required to have their names and addresses re- viewed for accuracy before voting. Sen- ior Cindy Bogucki looks for a voter’s name on her list. TALLYING INCOMING VOTES is a two- person duty as Karyn Waxman and her father, Richard Waxman, demonstrate the process. VOTES FROM VARIOUS precincts may arrive at political headquarters by tele- phone. Senior Tom Garza listens for vi- tal information pertaining to his party ' s candidates. 24 Politics Election r 80 Party headquarters, mock election benefit politically-minded students ww was afraid that acci- I dentally I might vote 1 for the wrong people, like Carter or the Communists,” explained senior Henry Preston after his first experience voting. Henry participated in his first election by voting, while other students found different ways to become politically involved. Henry’s decision to vote was not only based upon the fact that he was of voting age. “I wanted to participate in the Democratic process, help elect the candidates whom I wanted in office, and see what the in- side of a voting booth was like,” he explained. Methods of becoming in- volved were as distinct as the Mustang-Trojan rivalry. Senior Tom Garza became involved by responding to a Republican headquarter’s sign. Junior Carolyn Reppa explained she became involved because " ac- tually, I was born into politics because my father is a politi- cian.” Junior Karyn Waxman began by helping her father on his campaign for precinct com- mitteeman. Working at party headquar- ters included campaigning door-to-door, answering the phone, stuffing envelopes and meeting new people. “I was treated quite well by everyone I met. Most of the people were shocked and pleased to see a young person getting involved in politics and they went out of their way to help me,” ex- plained Tom. Mr. Thomas Whiteley’s U.S. History classes participated in a poll to “create more interest in the elections.” Although it was a mock election, the re- sults were identical to the actu- al election. “Nobody predicted the margin of victory for Reagan as large as it was, yet Reagan did win the mock election by a substantial margin,” Mr. White- PASSAGE OF THE 26th amendment lowered the voting age to 18 which al- lowed senior Henry Preston to vote in election ' 80. ley explained. Certain benefits were ob- tained from political involve- ment. “Not only has it devel- oped my knowledge concerning politics greatly, but it has taught me how to relate to peo- ple much older than I am and people in important positions, including senators, congress- men, and mayors,” explained Karyn. Future career choices may be based upon what these stu- dents learned through their po- litical involvement. Tom and Carolyn would like to continue in politics, but not by holding any political offices. Karyn has seen the many sides to a politi- cal life and is not certain where her political experiences will take her. “I have seen all sides of politics and some of the sides I’m not sure I like. I have seen backstabbing against my father when he has done so much to help that person. Poli- tics also has its strong points and I think its very important to be politically aware. I enjoy be- ing politically involved but as of now I don’t think I would like a career in politics, but that doesn’t mean I don ' t want to fur- ther my knowledge.” Although holding a political office may not be their ideal goal, these students have wit- nessed and participated in be- hind the scenes action of an election year in the political arena. Politics 25 Say What? Mom walks in, ‘biology homework’ ‘Catch my drift?’ Keeping up with the times seems to be a never-ending struggle to fit in. By the time you finally figure out what is “in, " it isn’t long before it is out of style again. Along with fashion and music, per- haps an even greater part of being “cool’’ and “with it " is the ever- changing usage of slang terms. Slang words and phrases take their proper place at home, school, or just " hanging out” with the buddies. Making it a little bit easier to “fit in” with the crowds would be a quick memorization of the following popular slanguage. ce — pass with ease airhead — an attractive fe- male not necessarily with higher intelligence l)abe — attractive look- ing person of the opposite sex be that way — see if I care bent out of shape — angry biology homework — I can’t talk now, someone else is in the room bite (bit) the dust — didn’t work out right bizarre — out of the ordinary blow my mind — how sur- prising brew — beer brutal — difficult bummer — an unfortunate situation burned out — in an exhaust- ed state burned you — embarrased C asual — easy, unexcit- ing catch my drift? — under- stand? catch rays — get a suntan check it out — look for your- self chic — French word for in style cool — the accepted behav- ior cosmic — unusual creep — a disliked individual Cl ecked out — dressed up dig it? — do you understand what I’m saying? drag — not exciting, boring drip — not very socially ori- ented dullsville — boring Excellent — used to show approval I lag — indicating a weak person far out — an uncommon oc- curance flaky — out of it fool — clown fox — good looking freak me out — unbelievable «r p ag me — how awful and utterly disgusting geek — grind get nailed — caught give me a break — leave me alone go for it — give it all you’ve got groovy — really great hyper — wild and crazy • ■ can handle it — I can cope I can rel ate — I understand I don’t care — doesn’t both- er me I’m sure — don ' t put me on it’s been real — sarcastic exit • Hams — the latest in the music world jock — athletically inclined joint — a place It eggers — party kook — strange I later — see you around; no way let’s book — let’s leave let’s cruise — let ' s get going ll I e-man — jock how does that grab you? — well, what do you think? hunk — nice looking body ac’s — McDonalds man — general reference mellow — feeling peaceful munchies — hunger satisfy- ing junk food ble new wave — new music nice— just o.k., fair -k. fine — it doesn’t bother me outrageous — incredible, out of the ordinary out of it — not aware of sur- roundings Hearty on it — go and have an excellent time prep — collegiate look porking out — eating (a lot!) psyched — ready and ex- cited for punk — into new wave music pup squeeze — a one night stand putred — pretty disgusting I ueer — undoubtedly wierd and stupid I ah — very spirited ranks — something worth talking about rat — tattletale really — used to add agree- ment rip off — not worth it cum — not clean cut sliders — White Castle ham- burger sow — having pig-like quali- ties space — unaware; in the clouds spas — hilarious stud — macho man ell me about it — I know what you mean to the max — to the greatest degree trips your trigger — makes you happy twinkie — matching; twins nreal — hard to believe ultimate — the best X egged out — sitting and doing nothing XX ail — attack wench — an ugly female whip it — a Devo song mean- ing nothing whipped — hooked on something wierdo — strange person wimp — a rather feminine male X -as in excellent ahoo — an overly loud and obnoxious individual you zero — a name used to call someone who has done something with his life amounting to nothing Kits — ugly acne eat — good idea nerd — socially unaccepta- 27 Cozy Closeness creates confusion in crowded classrooms P eeking over the blan- kets and glancing at the clock, it ' s 6:30 a.m. in the dead of winter, and time for another day of school. Snug- gled up all warm and cozy, pos- sibly the worst thought is of get- ting out of a comfortable bed and facing the blizzard condi- tions outside. However, once at school, it becomes evident that " cozy " conditions are found even throughout school life. All one has to do is look around and a cozy atmosphere can be observed as near as the crowded hallways. Partly due to construction as well as the fire, many students and classrooms were forced to crowd into the South Building, making the passing time between classes a " hectic” situation. One inter- section in the hall even gained the nickname of “suicide cor- ner” for its crowdedness. " Sometimes the halls were so crowded that I could barely see anything,” commented Lori Goldberg, a five foot one inch sophomore. The cozy sharing of locker space was also due to damage from the fire. It was not an un- common sight to see more than three people gathered together trying to find out whose book was whose in an overly packed locker. " It got kind of confusing after a while, so I was very glad to finally get my own locker back,” expressed freshman Tricia Ko- man, who had to share locker space with her older sister. Looking even farther than the crowded halls and the obvious- ly cozy couples in the corners, actual classroom activities were also affected by the fire and met in rather close condi- tions. It became natural for a physics student to try and con- centrate on a homework assign- COZY WARM COATS, skarves, and gloves make the biting cold a little more bearable for seniors Maureen Mellady and Caryn Mott as they head for their cars after school in the 0° weather. ment in the cafeteria, while three other classes were re- ceiving a lecture at the same time. The auditorium also had its share of occupied space, as classes were held in all differ- ent areas of the seats, as well as on the stage. As junior Ber- nice Hertzfeld commented, " there could be up to three classes going on at the time I had study hall, so it was very distracting at times.” Coziness extended to before and after school times, as well. During the biting cold winter, students poured into the school for warmth, as they began to peel off their many layers of cozy clothing including the nec- essary scarf, gloves, and hat. To avoid walking or taking their bus to and from school, many students found it cozy to crowd eight people in a small car meant to seat five at the most. " It could get a little crowded at times, but at least we didn’t have very far to drive,” commented junior Eric Goldenberg, who at times drove home in a very cozily packed car. Although nothing may seem cozier than sitting around a nice warm fire or being cuddled up in a nice warm bed, there’s a whole world of coziness that can be found at school that sometimes isn’t even realized. 28 Cozy NO HEAT WILL be needed in junior Irene Fabisiak ' s car after school as it is tightly and cozily packed with students, so that no one will have to walk home in the cold. WEEKLY FIRE DRILLS became an ex- pected break in classroom activities as they provide students time for socializ- ing with friends. At the same time, the drills reassured administrators that the newly installed fire-alarm system is in working condition. IN THE AFTERMATH of the fire, all North Building lockers were emptied as parts of the building became off-limits to students. Seniors Steve Zeldenrust and Vesna Trickich transfer school ma- terials from their North Building locker to share a locker in the South Building. WHILE THE CHAIRS are more comfort- able, using clumsy boards as a make- shift desk proves to be a bit challeng- ing. Freshmen Biology students take the good with the bad as they sit com- fortably trying to take notes on a slant- ed, graffiti-filled board. Cozy 29 reverse Girls invite guys to Chi . . . downright upright d isappointed girls and their prospects filled the crowded hallways as the question, “would there be a Chi dance this year " was raised. Although the possibility of cancelling the traditional “girl ask guy out” dance was present, Chi, with the theme “Lost in Love, " was held on Jan. 23 at the Knights of Colum- bus Hall in Hammond. Chi Kappa Chi President, senior Kelly Matthews, ex- plained several reasons for the possibility of Chi being can- celled. " It was very difficult to find a hall willing to rent to teen- agers.” She added that, “this year we had to post a $2000 security bond which is a lot of money to come up with on short notice.” Preparation for Chi began with reserving a hall in Novem- ber. A printer, photographer, police, chaperones, bakery, flo- rist, and a band had to be lined up. Before the dance, many hours were spent shopping for supplies, setting up, and deco- rating, which cost Chi members over $ 1 500 to put on the dance. One reason that Chi Kappa Chi began this “tradition” was to raise money for charity. The ticket price of $16 per couple will go for a $500 scholarship in memory of former Chi member Carol Brouwers, and to various charities for children and the el- derly. Although the tickets read " Featuring ‘Voyager’, " the " Double Barrel Band” provided the music at Chi. Two days be- fore the dance, “Voyager” in- formed Chi members that they would be unable to honor their commitment. “We were very fortunate that the " Double Bar- rel Band” was available and willing to perform at the last minute,” explained Kelly. Chi may be a break in the tra- ditional “boy asks girl " style, however there seems to be no major shortcomings found in the change. “Up to the point of asking him it was kind of strange; after- wards it was pretty much the same except there was a big decision over who would pay,” explained freshman Amy Len- nertz. Looking at it from the male point of view, senior Paul Dzurovcik felt that the girl ask- ing the guy was “a good change of pace.” With the idea of “practice makes perfect " in mind, Kelly concluded, “work has already begun on next year’s dance with the hopes of making it even better.” ALTHOUGH CHI IS a turnabout dance, Bob Golec continues the tradition of " ladies first " as he serves punch to his date Karyn Costa, sophomore. TWO IS COMPANY, three is a crowd, but four can add some fun to the evening as many couples double due to the limit- ed number of drivers. Senior Mike Mah- ler and junior Joanne Jaceczko enjoy their evening with senior Chuck Loomis and sophomore Kristin Bittner. CAUGHT IN THE spirit of Chi ' s, " Lost in Love, " seniors Vern Holzhall and Lori Crary dance to the music of the “Double Barrel Band.” TOWARD THE EVENING’S peak, many discover the satisfaction of dancing barefoot instead of in high-heels. Sen- iors Peggy Collins and Brian Lambert enjoy the music of the " Double Barrel Band.” ON THE DANCE floor juniors Ron Pasko and Candis Wojcik brought back " The Bump,” a popular dance style of the late Seventies. REMINISCING ABOUT THE evening, alumnus Dan Thornberry and senior Kel- ly Matthews share a special moment alone. Chi 31 revive Winter Spirit Week offers escape from humdrum routine W eek old snow, black- ened by car exhaust remains lumped on streetcurbs. The days seem shorter and almost everyone is in need of a vacation. At this time of year many teachers and students are faced with very common “winter blahs,” when nearly all school activities seem monotonous and routine. In an effort to conquer these winter blahs with a much need- ed boost of spirit and excite- ment, the new tradition of a Win- ter Spirit Week was founded by Student Government members. According to Student Body President, junior Irene Fabisiak, " students’ team morale and en- thusiasm appears very low in the winter, and a spirit week helps break up the routine of school.” Although the purpose of a Winter Spirit Week was in many ways different, some of its func- tions were still carried over or borrowed from the regular Homecoming Spirit Week in the Fall. One of these borrowed ideas was dress up days, the change being made in the added variety of attire which included Sports and Sweats, Blues Brothers, Groovy ' 60 ' s, Twinkie, and Red and White Day. In addition, the annual Homecoming election of class princesses and a senior Queen was varied to the selec- tion of class princes and a sen- ior King. Senior Jack Krawczyk was elected the first Winter Spirit Week King, and his court con- sisted of senior princes Tim Carter, Nick Pokrifcak, and Bri- an Welsh. Chosen as the under- class princes were freshman Rob Prieboy, sophomore Jeff Zudock, and junior David Hughes. The princes and king were honored at an informal dance, featuring the band “Eclipse,” which was sponsored by the Student Government following the last basketball game of the season. “It was really good because there hadn’t been a dance after a game in such a long time,” commented junior Jenny Ma- zanek. An added touch to spirit week was the coincidence of Senior Night being held at the basket- ball game before the dance. Special recognition was given to all senior basketball players and cheerleaders, as they were honored with their parents be- fore the game began. Overall, because Winter Spirit Week was such a success, many stu- dents hope that this event will become a tradition. As junior pride committee member, Lori Dernulc, expressed, “the whole week was a very good break and since there was such wide participation, it would be contin- ued every year. " CLAD IN HIS images of the ' 60 ' s, senior Wasson Beckman " keeps cool” on " Groovy ' 60 ' s” spirit week dress-up day. LIFTED INTO THE air for congratula- tions by seniors Kurt Halum, Mike Etling and Dave Min, Jack Krawczyk is named as the first Winter Spirit Week King. 32 Winter Spirit Week WHILE DRESSED UP for spirit wee k " Twinkie Day, " juniors Tona Fackler, Amy Strachan, and Jenny Bretz are just clowning around before school. DARK GLASSES, A baggy blazer, and a matching hat are all part of the " Blues Brothers ' Day " outfit worn by senior Jeanine Gozdecki. TEACHERS SUCH AS Mrs. Linda Scheffer, Foods Teacher, also changed their style of dress for Winter Spirit Week. EXTRA ENERGY IS released by sopho- more Dan Stevenson and junior Irene Fabisiak as they let themselves go at the Winter Spirit Week dance. HOLDING BACK SMILES, juniors John George and Andy Yerkes ignore the stares and giggles at their choice of apparel on " Twinkie Day. " Winter Spirit Week 33 221 couples enter Paradise, find ‘The Best of Times’ hat do you mean W there aren’t any more tickets?” stammered the angry senior boy, tr ying to buy a prom ticket on the last selling date during “C” lunch. “We only planned Prom for a maximum of 200 peo- ple,” replied Mr. David Russel, Junior Class co-sponsor and English teacher, apologetically. This incident happened not only once, but 21 times as 221 couples planned to go to Prom. Nightmares, worrying, and pulling hair, were all a major part of Mr. Russel, and Junior Class co-sponsor, Mr. Donald Fortner ' s two months before the Prom held on May 16. Although the extra ticket de- mand was unexpected, the ju- niors pulled through and all 221 couples were able to attend the dance. According to Junior Class President, Sandy Mason, " Not very many tickets were sold the last few proms, so we did not expect to sell even close to 200 tickets. We didn’t have enough bids or favors for the extra cou- ples, but luckily we had meals for them.” Mr. Fortner attributed part of the successful turnout for Prom to the fact that the Junior Class kept the cost of tickets at $30 per couple, the same as the previous year. “Since there are so many ad- ditional expenses aside of just the tickets, we tried to keep the overall cost down to prevent couples from not being able to afford Prom,” Mr. Fortner ex- plained. One way the juniors kept the cost down was by having the dinner served at school during Prom, instead of at Post-Prom where it had been previously served. Mr. Carl Sharp, Food Service Director, prepared the prime rib dinner which was served with the help of 30 freshmen in the cafeteria. As Junior Class Secretary Treasurer, Debbie Peterson, explained, “Having the dinner at Prom between 7-11:30 p.m., is a much more logical time to serve a dinner than at Post- Prom between 12-3 a.m. To promote the idea of having the dinner in the cafeteria, Mr. Sharp coordinated a mock set- ting of a table, and actually fed a table full of dressed up juniors and seniors the dinner exactly as it would be served on the night of Prom. “I think that mock dinner real- ly attracted a lot more continued UNABLE TO MAKE the curfew dead- line. couples are detained by Mr. Joel Levy until Junior Class sponsor, Mr Da- vid Russel, English teacher, could come to make a final decision. ADDING THE LAST touches to the din- ner menu, junior Michelle Witmer tries to finish up decorations early, in order to go home and get ready for Prom that evening. 34 Prom ■ i . AN ICE SCULPTURE carved by Mr. Carl Sharp, Food Service Director, drew the attention of juniors Chuck Mooney and Kim Olds. POST-PROM PROVIDED the opportuni- ty for couples to switch attire yet still remain a lady or a gentleman. While senior Branko Marie displays a garter, senior Jackie Case hangs a bow tie on her dress. PART OF THE night club theme of Prom was added as the couples arrived by having the freshmen serve. Freshman Tim Ziants serves juniors Scott Yonover and Claire Dixon their meals. IN AN EFFORT to promote Prom ticket sales, seniors Peggy Collins and Jack Krawczyk eat a mock dinner during lunch. Prom 35 sold-out ANXIOUS FOR THE meal and dancing to begin, junior Helenka Zeman ex- changes her ticket for a bid and a chance to enter the " Paradise The- atre”. “JUMPING JACK FLASH” resounded throughout Omni and the dancing cou- ples, seniors Cheryl Morgan and Mark Molinaro inclusive, took to the dance floor and boogied to the music of " Dyl- linger. " couples to Prom,” commented Eva Zygmunt, Junior Class vice- president. For most couples, Prom prep- arations began at least a week before the actual dance, as tux- edos and dresses were picked out, and flowers and bouten- aires were ordered. For the Junior Class, Prom preparations and decorations also began long before Prom. As the Prom theme was the ‘‘Styx” song, “The Best of Times,” the junior class trans- formed the school cafeteria into a Chicago night club. The effect was created with a mural of the Chicago skyline on the wall, a bar, streamers, glit- ter, and yellow stars with all the couples’ names on them. An added touch was the three foot long ice sculpture, that was carved in the shape of MHS ' 8 1 . When the time for the actual dance arrived, most couples’ evenings began with posing for pictures, going to a pre-prom party, and then finally going to the school cafeteria for the dance to begin. Once at the school, the cou- ples were ushered into the " Paradise Theatre " night club. The first part of Prom was spent eating dinner, taking pic- tures, and then dancing to the music played by the band “To- gether.” One unexpected occurrence came when the band ' s burst of flames indicating the last song of the night set off the school fire alarm. Soon after Prom ended, the couples made their way to Omni 41, to do some more dancing at Post-Prom, this time to the sounds of " Dyllinger.” Following some more parties after Post-Prom, the fun contin- ued the next day, when most couples attended an early morning breakfast and then spent a rather chilly day at a friend ' s cottage, in Chicago, or at the beach. 36 Prom AFTER A SUCCESSION of fast danc- ing, the theme song, “The Best of Times, " brought senior Tammy Dare and date closer together. AS THE NIGHT of dancing begins to catch up with them, senior Bruce Corbin and junior Michelle Witmer, take a break and watch the other couples out on the floor. Prom 37 DETAILS OF THE Chicago skyline are tediously filled in by juniors Tricia Ulber and Chris Koman. The skyline was one of the special effects that transformed the cafeteria into a swinging night club. Localists Wide variety of entertainment can suit almost any taste N ew York’s dazzling night clubs, California’s sunny beaches, and Broadway’s distinguished talent will prob- ably never be found in Munster, Indiana, but the Calumet Region and its outer limits offer more than a small town atmosphere. Local entertainment ranges from live rock’n’roll bands and the Music Department’s version of “Fiddler on the Roof,” to cheering in the stands at high school football games. While some events encourage audi- ence participation, others pre- fer all attention on the perform- ers. Holiday Star Theater in Mer- rillville provides a variety of musical entertainment and en- courages audience participa- tion. In " Let the Good Times Roll,” the music of the ’50’s was relived. “I really enjoyed ' The Comets’ and being able to clap along with the music,” commented freshman DeVorah Wenner. Barry Manilow and Mickey Gilley are among other Holiday Star performers. On April 1 and 2, Drama Club took a different approach in en- tertainment by presenting the first annual MHS Variety Show. The talent included various acts from magic with senior Jon Trusty, to tap dancing by fresh- man Sally Shaw. A punk rock group imperson- ation was performed by the Mu- tants. According to punk rocker sophomore John Hein, " We par- ticipated in the show because we wanted to let people know that we’re different. The Variety Show was a good idea because it allowed a lot of kids to let oth- er kids see their talent.” Movies are an old standby in entertainment. However, there is no reason to wait for a rainy day to go see a flick. To com- pensate for today’s high prices, Plitt and General Cinema the- aters offer all Tuesday shows for a $1 ticket price. Another attraction at the movies is midnight shows. Mov- ie-goers often dress as their fa- vorite character when they see " The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” in addition to bringing props and shouting lines that correspond to the movie script. “My friends and I go almost every Saturday night to see ' Rocky Horror,’ ” explained ju- nior Karen Stern, “it’s a good SALAD BARS ARE only the beginning of culinary creations as sophomore Tracy Thomas embarks on her journey. place to get rowdy.” Some " food for thought” may be to check into area restau- rants that offer more than eata- bles. Combining food with mu- sic, Fireplug Pizza in Hammond, satisfies tastebuds while pro- viding live bands, such as “Full of Heart.” On Saturdays, the Fireplug has an open stage where anyone is welcome to perform. " I like the idea of audience participation at the Fireplug. One time a band member threw me a tambourine to play with the music,” explained junior Mi- chelle Kelchak. At the House of Kobe on Route 41 and Indianapolis Blvd., diners may choose from Teppanyaki dining where a showman prepares the meal at the table or traditional Japa- nese style dining. In contrast, pizza-making is demonstrated at Shakey’s Piz- za Parlor and Noble Roman’s. Shakey’s also shows silent films on weekends. Munster may not have daz- zling night clubs, sunny beach- es or Broadway talent, but in the search for local entertainment, “There ' s no place like home.” COULD IT BE that prices are going down? Unfortunately no; however, Plitt and General Cinema Theaters are fight- ing back with $1 movies every Tuesday. Juniors Lori Dernulc and Tricia Ulber take advantage of the $2.75 price dif- ference. 38 Local Entertainment MARTIANS HAVE LANDED, and they are taking over local entertainment. No need to worry, they are confined to the Space Invaders game at Shakey ' s Piz- za where juniors Tammy Thornton and John Bell attempt to prevent future space invaders. ALTHOUGH FOOD PROVIDES nutrition necessary for survival, junior Sylvia Ga- lante and sophomore Melanie Santare discover that food is also entertaining as they treat themselves to a late-night pizza. AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION WAS en- couraged when the Calumet River Boys Plus One performed " You Ain ' t Going Nowhere, " in the Variety Show. Band members included sociology teacher Mr. Paul Schreiner, seniors Caryn Mott and Dave Min, and English teacher Mr. Bob Shephard. Local Entertainment 39 ‘Hello Dolly’ brings standing ovations rather than fame and fortune e xtra! Extra! renowned broadway talent scout inquires about musical production of " Hello Dolly.” Although this newspaper headline never materialized, according to the students and adults involved, it could have. Senior Mike Etling, maitre d’, felt that “it was done excep- tionally well.” Music Depart- ment Chairman Mr. Richard Holmberg, and U.S. History teacher Mr. Gene Fort, both di- rectors, agreed that “ ‘Hello Dolly’ was one of our best musi- cals ever.” According to Mr. Holberg, a reason for the suc- cess was because “the parts were well cast.” Behind the scenes obstacles were overcome to insure the success of the production. Crowded areas resulted in con- flicts among cast and crew members. " People were work- ing on sets right near the prac- tices of the dancers. We had to jump around tool boxes and watch Miss Dartt at the same “IT ONLY TAKES a moment, a very special moment ...” echoes through- out the auditorium as Irene Molloy, played by alumnus Rose Santare, and Cornelius Hackl, played by senior Rick Parbst, convince the audience of their happiness together. CAREFULLY CONSIDERING SPEECH Coach Mrs. Helen Engstrom ' s advice, senior Mike Etling prepares to apply it to his role Rudolph, the maitre d’. time,” said junior Kathy Fitt, a dancer in the musical. Time was another factor taken into con- sideration. “Getting acquainted with the scenery changes was definitely the most difficult ob- stacle, " expressed Mike. Participation was a neces- sary factor, especially with 170 cast and crew members. " The adults and kids do it because they love it,” said Mr. Fort. “Ev- eryone that participated seemed like they really enjoyed it and wanted to do it and that made everything a lot of fun,” stated Mike. In contrast, senior Rick Parbst, who portrayed Cornelius Hackl, chief clerk of Horace Vanderbilt’s feed store, said, " I think that the cast was too large which resulted in too many people not caring and slacking off.” Practices were long, three hours a night and four days a week until summer vacation when they became longer and more frequent. Kathy comment- ed on the dancers’ rehearsals. " We had to do the dances over and over again until everyone got it right. " " I thought Marta (Reinhold) was an absolute natural as Dol- ly Levi,” enthusiastically ex- pressed Mr. Fort. " The boys were better than usual in terms of singing and dancing,” added Mr. Holmberg. Dress rehearsals brought all one step closer to opening night. “When you think every- thing is a disaster and you final- ly get the costumes it kind of pulls everything together,” said Kathy. Drums were rolling and the opening night performance was about to begin. Kathy, a newcomer, felt " opening night was tremendous,” but Ricky, a musical veteran, just felt like he was " doing his job.” Despite the accompanying obstacles, the stage curtains rose for all three performances and ended in standing ovations. " Hello Dolly, well Hello Dolly . . .” was heard on the faraway broadway stage. 40 Musical BUSINESS CARDS, SPECIALTY of Miss Dolly Levi, inform Horace Vander- bilt, depicted by alumnus Mai Dixon of the many professions she is capable of carrying out. TUXEDO CLAD-MEN, played by senior Jack Krawczyk, alumnus George Dre- monas, and junior Mike Speranza, “wel- come” Dolly, alumnus Marta Reinholdt, " back to where she belongs.” r n r DANCING AS WELL as singing is prac- ticed during rehearsals. Alumni Marta Reinholdt and Mai Dixon listen to chor- eographer Miss Kathy Dartt’s instruc- tions as senior Greg Ryan and junior Amy Johnson take their places. TRYING NOT TO let the parade pass by, seniors Jack Krawczyk, Dave Min and alumnus Marta Reinholdt march to the beat of the music. Musical 41 winnie Storybook land welcomes young, old alike Q s the lights went out, the curtains were drawn and the audito- rium came alive with the Drama Club’s animation of “The Ad- ventures of Winnie the Pooh,” about storybook ' s favorite hon- ey-loving bear. Kids of all ages were enter- tained by the cuddly golden bear and friends who existed in Christopher Robin’s imaginary forest. Both acts of the two part presentation focused upon the arrival of new animals to the for- est. Kanga and Roo, played by junior Rebecca Schoop and sophomore Jenny Olds, re- spectively, came with their dreaded washtub in the first act; while the destructive Tig- ger, played by senior Maureen Mellady, kept the forest ani- mals busy during the second act. Performing roles in both acts were seniors Kerry Connor as Pooh, Jack Krawczyk as Eeyore, Kim Kelchak as Owl, and junior Sharon Grambo as Piglet. Sophomores Terri Case and Ann Higgins held the roles of Christopher Robin and Rab- bit, respectively. Other forest animals were Late, portrayed by senior Caryn Mott, freshmen Jim Krawczyk as Horse, Harvey Slonaker as Skunk, Julie Thompson as Leopard, and Angie Zucker as Early. Junior Scott Yonover nar- rated both acts. While the play did run as scheduled, there were a few “close calls " during play prep- arations. As Ms. Linda Aubin, Head Drama Coach and English teacher, explained, “because of construction, the sound didn’t get hooked up in the audi- torium until the week of the pro- duction, and since we only had a car tape deck, we had to im- plement a make-shift system. " For the second consecutive year, the Drama Club put on a children’s theater production for three of the area elementary schools, as well as three audi- torium performances. “I think the children really en- joyed the play. We’ve gotten a lot of positive feedback from doing children’s productions,” Ms. Aubin commented. With the increasing number of productions aimed at children, special qualities were neces- sary on the part of the students involved. “Working at a chil- dren’s level took a lot of ingenu- ity, patience, and creativity to capture a child’s interest,” ex- plained Scott Yonover, junior. Although the play was fo- cused at children, many “older kiddies” also listened to the tales of Pooh and friends. Ju- nior Joanne Jaceczko, who worked on the make-up for the play, commented, “while chil- dren probably enjoyed the play more, I liked seeing my fellow classmates display their acting talents. " The house lights went on, and Winnie the Pooh’s adventures concluded, while the charac- ters returned to their original storybook pages. ALL ATTEMPTS TO avoid Kanga, made by Christopher Robin and Piglet, played by sophomore Terri Case and junior Sharon Grambo, were to no avail as Kanga and Roo, portrayed by junior Re- becca Schoop and sophomore Jenny Olds accosted Piglet and serve him the first bath of his life. 42 Fall Play IN ATTEMPTS OF settling a silly argu- ment, Leopard and Horse, played by sophomore Julie Thompson and fresh- man Jim Krawczyk, resort to romping on the forest floor. AFTER A DESTRUCTIVE Tigger has rampaged through Eeyore ' s house, Eeyore and Owl, portrayed by seniors Jack Krawczyk and Kim Kelchak, re- spectively, attempt to salvage the re- mains before a second attack befalls them. IN A STATE of confusion, Winnie, por- trayed by senior Kerry Connor, panics as the forest animals can not conjure up a method of keeping Christopher Robin from education. ON YET ANOTHER rampage through the forest, Tigger, played by Maureen Mellady, senior, bounces through the forest animals ' homes in hopes of find- ing food. WITH THE TEDIOUS job of packing for the animals’ escape, Roo, played by sophomore Jenny Olds, throws her arms up in disgust at the suggestion made by Kanga, played by junior Re- becca Schoop, that Tigger accompany them. Fall Play 43 murder Ten little Indians went out to dine, one choked his little self and then there were nine t en little Indian statues broken, ten guests mur- dered, and a mysterious re- cording made by the host, " U.N. Owen,” each of these contrib- uted to the plot of Agatha Chris- tie’s mystery, “Ten Little Indi- ans.” Under the direction of English teacher Ms. Linda Aubin, Drama Club Sponsor, and English teacher Mr. Bob Shepard, “Ten Little Indians” was performed on February 12, 14, 19, and 21. The plot centered around a mysterious recording in an is- land resort which accused each of its guests of committing a murder. As the play pro- gressed, one little Indian statue broke as each guest was mur- dered in a style that corre- sponded to Christie’s version of the poem, " Ten Little Indians.” Contrasting styles, cast size, set, and audience reactions made the difference between " Ten Little Indians” and past performances. According to Mr. Shepard, mysteries have one advantage, " They are suspenseful, the lit- erary equivalent of a trip through a spook house or a car- nival ride.” “A mystery was chosen to give the students a chance to do something different,” ex- plained Ms. Aubin. “The style of “Ten Little Indians” demanded more from the actors and the audience,” since " everybody had to be precise and do their job to the best of their ability, because if they didn ' t it would have been very noticeable,” added Ms. Aubin. Junior Sharon Grambo, who played the part of Vera Clay- thorne, felt that " working with a small cast let you get to know the other cast members better as opposed to a large cast.” The cast of ten also allowed " more time to devote to individ- ual characterizations,” contin- ued Ms. Aubin. A single set show, such as “Ten Little Indians,” provided the audience with a different concept of theater instead of a multi-set, such as " Hello Dolly.” According to Mr. Shepard, in a single-set production, you can utilize your limited resources to a greater extent than in a multi- set production. Considering Ms. Aubin ' s primary purpose in dra- matics is “to educate the per- formers as well as the audi- ence,” the audience’s reac- tions were also important. “Since it was a mystery, the au- dience got involved because they had to think of who the murderer was and didn’t find out until the very end,” commented junior Terri Bame. Although it was a high school performance, Ms. Aubin’s aims were more demanding. “I’d like to think that every time we do a show, we ' re going for a different angle ... we try to get as close to professional dramatics as possible.” “TEN LITTLE INDIAN boys went out to dine; one choked his little self and then there were nine. " Dr. Armstrong, alias junior Suzanne EINaggar, examines the pulse of a dead Antonia Marstone as other cast members Dan Sipkowski, Sharon Grambo, Dan Shahbazi, and Scott Yonover await Dr. Armstrong’s di- agnosis. BEHIND THE SCENE action seems to be essential to the production of a play, as sophomore Jenny Olds applies ma- keup to junior Suzanne EINaggar. WRINKLED SKIN AND age marks are sprayed from a can by junior Kathy Fitt transforming senior Dan Shahbazi into Sir Lawrence Wargrave. A LOOK OF horror passes across the face of William Blore, alias junior Scott Yonover, as another little Indian is knocked over on the shelf, leaving only three guests left. TIMING AND POSITION of lights add to the air of mystery on the stage. Control- ling this area of the production is sopho- more George Malek. SECONDS BEFORE PHILIP Lombard, played by sophomore Dan Sipkowski, pulled the trigger, Sir Lawrence War- grave, alias senior Dan Shahbazi, threatened to hang Vera Claythorne, played by junior Sharon Grambo, as punishment for committing murder. Spring Play 45 FULFILLING THEIR LAST duties as band and orchestra members, Katie Helminski on the flute and Dave Min on the bass accompany the choir during the song, " Flying Free.” ALONG WITH THE responsibility of maintaining top-notch grades through- out high school, Valedictorian Karen Kruzan gave her address at Com- mencement, focusing on the world out- side of high school. AFTER RECEIVING HER diploma. Sen- ior Class Secretary Treasurer, Peggy Collins, distributes a rose to each sen- ior girl. PART OF THE fun of graduation is cele- brating the excitement with family and friends. Kim Kelchak lets out a cry of glee as she is met with a congratulatory hug from her mom. 46 Graduation Seniors to Freshmen, the end is only the beginning d nd now members of the Class of 1981, you may move your tassels to the right.” As these words spoken by Principal Dr. David Dick echoed throughout the crowded field- house, 414 graduates-to-be sighed with relief and knew that it was time to celebrate the fina- le of their high school years. For some seniors dressed in their red and white robes, marching down the aisles to the orchestra’s rendition of ‘‘Pomp and Circumstance,” the gradu- ation ceremony seemed to be a dream. “I’ve been to many gradu- ations before, but I couldn’t be- lieve that this time I was actual- ly the one graduating,” commented Steve Pfister. Following the procession of the graduates into the crowded fieldhouse, Father Gerald Schweitzer delivered the invo- cation to the students and their awaiting relatives and friends. Valedictorian Karen Kruzan then approached the podium to deliver her address to her fel- low graduates. Salutatorian Cheryl Morgan gave her address at the conclu- sion of " The Last Words of Da- vid” and “Flying Free” per- formed by the Senior Concert Choir. " It wasn’t until I was standing there summing up the last four years that I realized that it was really all over,” remarked Cheryl. As Senior Class President Mark Luberda called each of the graduates to the podium, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Wallace Underwood and School Trustees Mr. Peter Bom- berger and Mrs. Nancy Small- man presented diplomas to the graduates. Class Secretary- Treasurer Peggy Collins then presented red roses to the girls. After Janet Zondor’s name was announced, signifying the last graduate, enthusiastic cheers filled the fieldhouse as the 414 graduates realized high school was over. The ceremony concluded with a benediction given by first semester Student Body President Ed Gomez and a recessional performed by the Orchestra. Dr. Dick’s words once more filled the air, “Ladies and Gen- tlemen I present to you the Graduating Class of 1981.” UPON RECIEVING HIS diploma from School Trustee Mr. William Rednour, Graduate Howard Gold receives a con- gratulatory handshake Graduation 47 Multi- purpose Cafeteria offers haven for munchers, studiers, socializers C lassified ad reads: For sale, multi-purpose cafeteria. Located at 8808 Columbia Avenue. An- swers to many needs. Inquire daily from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Although this ad may seem far-fetched, there was still a de- gree of truth behind it. While the cafeteria was not for sale, its functions extended way beyond just providing munchies. Early morning risers filled the cafeteria looking for extra studying time, a little breakfast, as well as a lot of socializing with friends. Senior Luanne Cerne liked studying in the cafe- teria because there was a lot of space. Luanne’s sister, freshman Renae, accompanied her in the morning for a breakfast that she never had time for at home. Of- ten a more preferable past time was the earlybirds who gath- ered in the cafeteria before rushing off to first hour. “I didn’t have many other chances to talk to my friends because I worked,” stated junior Nick Wolf. The cafeteria was still in use throughout the school day. Due to a temporary loss of class- rooms from the fire, the cafete- ria also was the home of many make-shift classrooms. " It certainly made you appre- EARLY BIRDS SOUGHT relief from the cold with hot chocolate served in the cafeteria. Senior Judy Urosevich man- ages a few extra minutes to warm up on a cold wintry day. ciate four walls. It was difficult to compete with the workmen, cafeteria ladies, and physics class,” commented English teacher Mrs. Mary Yorke, who taught in the cafeteria. Naturally, the cafeteria was also used during lunch. Hungry mouths in all three lunch hours devoured the variety of food that the cafeteria had to offer. With only seven minutes be- tween classes, students still found a few spare moments to talk with some friends in the cafeteria while avoiding the crowded halls as the one min- ute bell sounded. Following the daily ritual of school, the cafeteria was filled with socializers as well as those waiting for second trip busses. Throughout the day, the cafe- teria was almost in continual use. However, it was given its time to rest when the last stu- dent walked from its boundaries until early the next morning when it once again opened its doors to the earlybirds. ENTRAPPED IN STUDIES, junior Dave Bedford finishes up his homework, spending some time on each individual math problem. 48 Cafeteria Architectural aftermath affects athletes Scrambling over the 50-yard line proved to be quite difficult not only for the football players, but for the rest of the students as well, as the year progressed. Besides the football field being torn up at the end of the season, another major sports facility was renovated. The field- house floor smelled of drying cement, and the newspaper that covered the field- house mascot on the newly painted wall slowly peeled off. Although the athletic facility renovation was only one of the infi- nite obstacles athletes were forced to override, it seemed to touch off others. With no area to practice in, athletes CONSTRUCTION PROVED TO be an inconvenience for athletic teams. While parts of the fieldhouse floor were being renovated and the basketball teams occupied the remaining floor, gymnastics was left out in the cold, limiting atmosphere of a hallway. AFTER FINISHING THE course at Lemon Lake, freshman Laura Tavitas rehashes the three mile run to learn from her mistakes in order to do better next time. had to find an alternative plan. The solu- tion was to practice at Wilbur Wright Mid- dle School and Frank H. Hammond and Elliot elementary schools. This posed other problems, such as shorter baskets and lower ceilings for the basketball and volleyball players to contend with. While some teams had no place to practice, others began their seasons late, due to construction delays. Because of a waterless pool, Shehorse’s splash- ing began only days before their meet. Pins and vaults were also postponed as construction continued on the wrestling and gymnastics rooms. Home matches were scarce and bleacher emptiness dominated through- out the seasons. Athletes experienced longer and more frequent bus rides, while extra practice hours were few and far be- tween. Athletes were also faced with adjusting to coaches. Not only did the students have to become familiar with the coach, they had to adapt to the various coaching styles. Somehow the athletes were able to hurdle these problems and still managed to take it all in stride. IN A FOURTH quarter time out, senior Mike Pruzin receives special instructions from Assistant Coach Al Bochnowski. WRESTLERS GOT OFF to a slow start as a result of late renovation of the new wrestling room. Despite this delay in practice scheduling, senior Mike Carter prevails in his match against a Bishop Noll oppo- nent. 50 Athletics _Leam togetherness builds LSG championship When people think of tennis they usually think of individual stars. The Mustangs proved to their fans and opponents that tennis was actually a team sport. Match after match, team members inspired one another to the end result of a Lake Sub- urban Conference champion- ship. “The team attitude was what really carried us to a suc- cessful seaso n. Everybody cheered and encouraged one another,” explained junior Jeff Markowicz, doubles player. The netters ended their sea- son with a combined record of 9-5 for Varsity and Junior Varsi- ty. Besides obtaining a Confer- ence championship, the Mus- tangs also noted other highlights from the season. One of these was the momen- tous defeat of arch-rival High- land, 3-2. Not only did this play an important part in the Confer- ence championship, but it also avenged last year’s defeat. “We had lost to them last year, so we got fired up and got our revenge,” added doubles play- er Tim Markowicz, junior. Another highlight for the net- ters was the character which they exhibited by bouncing back from a three-match losing streak and winning the remain- ing four season meets. This mo- mentum led them to the first place Conference finish. “This team had an excellent attitude and accomplished a confer- continued WITH TOTAL CONCENTRATION, freshman Dave Lerner tries to ace his opponent while gaining experience in Junior Varsity competition. LOWERING HIMSELF TO get as much power as possible, junior Jeff Markowicz warms up before his Confer- ence match in doubles competition with brother Tim, junior. 52 Boys’ Tennis TAKING CAREFUL AIM junior Tim Markowicz blasts the ball over the net in an eventual doubles victory, teamed up with brother Jeff, junior. WAITING FOR THE final serve of the match, sophomore Hal Morris takes a last glance at his partner, senior Mike Scherer, as they lead Bishop Noll. ONCE ' HE SERVES the ball, senior Dave Nagy prepares to move up court in his 6- 1 , 6-3 victory over a Lake Central opponent. Boys ' Tennis 9-5 Calumet Gavit Lowell Highland Portage Concorde South Bend Adams Crown Point Lake Central Bishop Noll Griffith Conference Sectionals Whiting Morton Bishop Noll MHS OPP 5 0 5 0 2 3 3 2 1 4 1 4 1 4 4 1 5 0 3 2 5 0 First place 5 0 5 0 2 3 DETERMINATION PLAYS AN important role in winning matches, as senior Mike Scherer returns a forehand volley. I Boys’ Tennis 53 HITTING A FOREHAND smash, Out- standing Freshman, Roland Murillo, warms up before defeating his Bishop Noll opponent 7-5, 6-3. IN DEEP CONCENTRATION sopho- more Hal Morris slams a serve toward his Lake Central opponents. The team of Morris and Sherer went on to defeat the Indians 6-2 , 6-1. T earn ence championship through sheer determination,” boasted Coach Ed Musselman, who also taught algebra. As for the Sectional tourna- ment, the netters easily beat their first two opponents, Whit- ing and Morton, 5-0. But the third, and final Sectional game was the last match for the Mus- tangs, when Bishop Noll man- aged to edge past them 2-3. Besides earning a Confer- ence championship as a team, five netters were honored with placement on the All-Lake Sub- urban Conference team. These included senior Mark Ignas, and the doubles team of sophomore Hal Morris and senior Mike Sherer, along with the Markowicz brothers. Awards were also given to outstanding members, accord- ing to their performance and contributions to the team. The Pride, Hustle and Desire award was given to both Mark Ignas and Dave Nagy, seniors. Sec- ond Doubles partners, Jeff and Tim Markowicz earned the Most Valuable players award, with a 16-1 record. Senior Mike Sherer and sophomore Hal Mor- ris were named Most Improved, while the Outstanding Fresh- man award was given to Roland Murrillo. INTENSELY CONCENTRATING, SEN- IOR Mike Sherer strains to send the ball across the net. AFTER RETURNING THE ball across the net, All Conference, senior captain Mark Ignas anxiously awaits his oppo- nent ' s error in Conference competition. Mark went on to defeat his Bishop Noll opponent 4-6, 6-0, 7-2. BOYS’ TENNIS TEAM (front row) Ro- land Murillo, Rob Passalacqua, David Lerner, Tom Bogucki, David Katoma, Jeff Melvin, Bobby Morris, (back row) Kevin Richter, Jeff Markowicz, Mark Ig- nas, Hall Morris, David Nagy, Mike Sherer, Tim Markowicz, Jeff Walcutt, Coach Ed Musselman. Boys ' Tennis 55 BEING AN EXPERIENCED runner, Coach Steve Stanek gives advice to area runners and senior Mike Conces. AFTER TRUDGING THROUGH mud and overriding obstacles, Mike Sheehy, sophomore, picks up his pace as he heads for the finish chute. BOYS’ CROSS COUNTRY TEAM (front row) Mike Barth, Jim Yang, Mark Boyd. Nick Wolf, Kirk Billings, Ron Polyak, (back row) Chris Rodriguez, Mike Etling, Mike Conces, Kyle Billings, Tad Delaney, Mike Sheehy, Dave Brecklaw, Coach Steve Stanek. 56 Boys’ Cross Country Boys ' Cross Country 0-5 MHS OPP Chesterton 71 16 Griffith 46 Calumet 64 83 Lake Central 16 Lowell 74 Crown Point 117 19 Highland 61 Lake Central 56 Hammond High 23 22 Hammond Tech 30 Whiting 31 24 Gavit Invitational 5th Rebel Invitational 18th New Prairie Invitational 15th Highland Invitational 4th Lake Central Invitational 4th Hobart Invitational 12th Lake Suburban Conference 7th Sectionals 14th TO IMPROVE HIS speed, senior Mike Conces practices extra hours readying himself for Regionals. nity comes too late to aid distance runners After being a state-ranked runner for Hammond Tech, Head Coach Mr. Steve Stanek came in hopes of using his knowledge of running to reunite the Boys’ Cross Country Team. In the last four years, the boys have gone through three different coaches, explained Coach Stanek. Stanek, as most first year coaches, was faced with the task of introducing him- self and his techniques of coaching to the boys. " The har- dest part of my job was to help the boys adjust to my theories of coaching, " he explained. Being an experienced runner himself, Coach Stanek usually accompanied the boys on their runs, which he carefully planned beforehand. He varied these workouts using different speeds, distances, and hilly ter- rains. “Whenever we felt like quit- ting, Steve was behind us, pushing us. We did interesting workouts so practice did not become monotonous,” stated senior Kyle Billings. The second task facing Coach Stanek was improving the boys’ attitude. “Many mem- bers did not care if we went to a meet or not,” stated senior Mike Conces. The apathy showed on the boys’ record as they ended the season with an 0-6 record. As the season came to an end, the boys became team- mates, their efforts became sin- cere, and they began to place higher in meets. In the meet against state ranked Hammond High, the boys were defeated 22-23. Their hopes became higher and the disillusionment at the beginning of the year be- gan to disappear. “By the end of the season we were becom- ing a team,” commented Coach Stanek. Season awards went to Ron Polyak, who received the atti- tude award. Mike Etling, for the second year in a row, received the Pride, Hustle and Desire award, and Dave Brecklaw re- ceived the Most Valuable Play- er Award. AT THE END of the three mile race, sophomore James Yang reaches for his marker from senior Michelle Linos. LEADING THE PACK to the finish line, senior Dave Breclaw pushes forth to cut down on his time. Boys’ Cross Country 57 BREAKING THE BARRIER of pain, freshman Beth Hackeft collapses from exhaustion at the Regional finish line. Coach Steve Stanek comforts her with the news of her qualification for the State meet. DEEP CONCENTRATION IS necessary in qualifying for State. Senior Maureen Obuch stays ahead of her opponents to place seventh in Regionals. GIRLS’ CROSS COUNTRY TEAM (front row) Joanie Delaney, Laura Tavitas, Jenny Olds, Beth Hackett. (back row) Coach Steve Stanek, Mari Sartain, Mary Jo Branco, Lynn Smallman, Caro- line Paulson, Maureen Obuch, Coach Jack Yerkes. WITH THE GOAL of State in mind, the Girls’ Cross Country Team takes off to qualify within the top two teams. 58 Girls’ Cross Country team amily closeness takes m through peaks, pits “Let ' s go!” shouted head Coach Jack Yerkes, English teacher, into the girls’ locker room as nine gigglesome girls dressed in matching red outfits raced out of the locker room carrying sweatshirts, bubble gum, apples and Ben Gay. “Wait dad!” yelled one girl as she stopped to tie her shoe and the red ribbon in her hair. “Will you take us to Dairy Queen if we win?” questioned another as they piled into an old Chevy. The girls were used to work- ing with each other. Jenny Olds, freshman, acknowledged, “We worked as a team, not individ- ually.” The team dropped the formalness of “coach " and teased Coach Yerkes with the label of “dad.” Frequently they conned Coach Steve Stanek for a Dairy Queen treat after their meets. “The girls ' closeness and ability to get along together was a positive factor in the out- come of the season, " Mr. Yerkes stated. The Girls ' Cross Country Team ended their sea- son with a 5-3 record and a third place finish in the conference meet. “We were able to over- come the obstacles set in the very beginning,” he added. Mr. Yerkes was referring to the de- lay in the naming of a coach to head the team. He was named coach one week before school opened. Mr. Yerkes explained, “the delay did not hinder the girls, they kept on running sometimes with other members, sometimes alone. So when I be- gan coaching, the girls were in shape. " It was a unique experience. I never realized just what cross country entails,” explained Mr. Yerkes, having never coached a girls’ team before. Assistant Coach Stanek provided the an- swer. “Cross Country is a year- round effort. It’s a test against yourself, the clock and the course.” Beginning in August, the girls endured constant morning prac- tices and various after school workouts, which consisted of anything from sprinting dashes on the track, to relaxing on a nine mile course through the hilly terrain of Lemon Lake. “Practices weren ' t that bad. AFTER EDGING OUT her teammate, senior Lynn Smallman leads sophomore Joanie Delaney in finding her way through the finish chute. We had a lot of fun working to- gether,” explained freshman Beth Hackett. “We had a lot of fun,” stated senior Maureen Obuch, “but we knew when we had to work.” The girls began to work even harder as the Regional meet held on the challenging Lemon Lake course approached. “We were really psyched up for Re- gionals,” explained Maureen. “That ' s all we talked about, ev- eryone of us wanted to go to state.” In order to go to state, the team had to qualify in the top two or place individually in the top fifteen places. Disappointment swept over the girls, however, as they placed fourth in the Regional meet. Two members qualified, as Maureen and Beth advanced to the state meet in Blooming- ton. Out of 200 competitors, Maureen who was voted the Most Valuable Player by her coaches, placed 40th, while Beth was unable to compete due to illness. Beth was award- ed the title of “Miss Zip,” a feminine type of the Pride, Hus- tle and Desire Award. TO PREPARE HERSELF for the two mile run ahead, sophomore Joanie De- laney goes through the pre-meet proce- dure of stretching out. Girls’ Cross Country 59 GIRLS’ CROSS COUNTRY 5-3 MHS OPP Crown Point 32 23 Lake Central 34 56 Chesterton 23 53 Merrillville 41 Rich East 25 30 Rich South 15 40 Thornridge 87 25 Tinley Park 34 Lake Central Invitational 3rd of 6 Highland Invitational 4th of 12 Regionals 4th _ olfers aim to achieve more than just hole -in-one Battling sand traps, catching birdies and eagles are common occurances on the golf course. Along with this, golfers can be seen casually addressing the ball, hoping for a hole-in-one. The Girls’ Golf team found that the sandtraps were not so tough, and if you asked nicely, once hit, your ball just might sail across the fairway and land in the hole. “Everything went real- ly well for us. We got the breaks when we needed them, " com- mented Karen Corsiglia, junior. With a record of 8-1, the golf team was favored to win the Sectional, but was edged out IN HOPES OF sinking a birdie, Heidi Wi- ley, junior, takes another look in angling her shot. 387-395 by Valparaiso. As a re- sult, going into " Regionals the team was really down. We were not even picked to finish in the top three, but we came in sec- ond and got our spirits back up. Then the thought of State was in everyone’s head, " recalled Ja- net Watson, senior. For the first time, the Girls’ Golf Team advanced to the state finals. " One reason we did so well was we were older and took our golf more serious- ly,” explained Kelly Chapin, ju- nior. The girls ended their sea- son with an eighth place finish in the State meet. “This team finished higher than any other Girls’ Golf Team in the high school,” proudly stated Coach Tom Whiteley, history teacher. Three team members were honored with awards for their individual achievements and contributions to the team. These included juniors Heidi Wi- ley, Most Improved, and Kelly Chapin and Karen Corsiglia Most Valuable Players. From start to end birdies and eagles came just when the girls wanted them. As for their oppo- nents, they were caught in the sandtraps. 60 Girls’ Golf PATIENTLY WAITING, FRESHMAN WITH HER FEET carefully positioned, Patty Watson watches as Kathy Fitt, junior Kelly Chapin slowly swings in or- sophomore, sinks a putt. der to precisely hit the ball. IN ORDER TO avoid hitting the tree, Ja- net Watson, senior, takes several prac- tice swings to find her way past the ob- stacle. CAREFULLY LINING UP her shot, junior Karen Corsiglia prepares to sink her fi- nal putt. GIRLS ' GOLF TEAM: (front row) Kelly Chapin, Patty Watson, Kathy Fitt, Ste- fanie Johnson, (back row) Mr. Tom Whi- teley, coach, Karen Corsiglia, Janet Watson, Heidi Wiley. Girls’ Golf 8-1 MHS OPP Merrillville 191 231 Valparaiso 192 203 Andrean 192 219 LaPorte 184 194 Michigan City Marquette 187 246 Michigan City Rogers 201 180 Chesterton 203 234 New Prairie 220 241 LaPorte Invitational 4th Place Hobart 186 262 Sectionals 2nd Place Regionals 2nd Place State Finals 8th Place HAVING DIFFICULTY DIS- TINGUISHING between the ball and the leaves, sophomore Stefanie Johnson takes a practice swing. Girls’ Golf 61 Opposing points destroy dreams of 2nd play-off berth Victory was in sight as the clock held at two seconds shy of half time with the score tied at 0-0. Their opponent, tenth ranked Valparaiso, gave up the ball on a fumble recovery by ju- nior tackle Al Nowak. This play set up a 26-yard field goal by senior Adam Easter, which re- corded an exciting, opening 3- 0 victory for the Mustangs. The pre-season began with lifting weights, running sprints and being timed in the 40-yard dash before the first day of practice Aug. 4. The weightlift- ing program was designed by the football staff to help strenghthen the team for the up- coming regular season. Senior captain Nick Pokrifcak ex- plained, “the pre-season weight program has helped the team a lot. If you look at the weights we lifted a year earlier you can tell that there has been a great improvement.’’ The weight lifting program did prove to work out well, as the Mus- tangs finished the season with a 9-1 overall record. Coach John Friend, Athletic Director at Purdue-Calumet, es- tablished a winning tradition at Munster and was replaced by Coach Leroy Marsh. Coach Marsh, who was defensive co- ordinator for the past five years, became the second football coach in the school’s 17 year history. Senior John Kovach ex- plained, “Coach Marsh was not really different from Coach Friend, because he had been working with Coach Friend for many years and was just follow- ON THE DEFENSE, senior Rob Schoonmaker tackles his foe, in hopes of stopping Crown Point ' s attempt for a first down. IN A LAST try to gain needed yardage, senior Clark Labitan fumbles on the 20- yard line. Griffith ' s recovery of the ball was to no avail, as Munster went on to defeat them 32-0. ing in his footsteps.” “Every football player’s dream is to play in the play-offs and win the State Champion- ship,” said senior captain Dan Knight. Nick, who played in last years IHSAA play-off berth, summed it up, “the feeling is great; people who you don ' t even know come up to you and talk to you about the team if you’re wearing a Munster jer- sey.” The team did not have that dream of playing in the play-offs, as Hobart edged the Mustangs out of the play-off spot by not having enough op- ponent points. continued WHETHER IN THE game or on the side- lines, players back their teammates, as demonstrated by Doug Friend, senior, cheering on his team. 62 Football FOURTH DOWN AND two yards to go, senior Mike Pruzin is mauled by his Grif- fith opponents in the fourth quarter. HANDING OFF THE ball to one of his running backs, senior Mike Pruzin con- tinues to fake his motions into the back- field. Varsity Football 9-1 Valparaiso MHS 3 OPP 0 Morton 26 6 Merrillville 0 9 Lake Central 7 6 Griffith 32 0 Highland 12 0 Mishawaka Marian 28 14 Calumet 28 16 Crown Point 22 0 Lowell 14 0 Lake Surburban Conference 1st Junior Varsity 3-5 MHS OPP Morton 8 14 Lowell 6 0 Lake Central 0 8 Griffith 20 14 Highland 6 8 Chesterton 0 7 Calumet 14 6 Andrean 0 7 Sophomore 2-4 MHS OPP LaPorte O ' Rama 7 14 Crown Point 7 0 Bishop Noll 6 13 Griffith 14 6 East Chicago Washington 6 13 Hobart 12 41 Freshman " A Team " 5-3 MHS East Chicago Washington 6 Lowell 14 Lake Central 6 Griffith 20 Highland 18 Calumet 7 Crown Point 6 Thorton Fractional South Freshman " B Team " 2-2 MHS Portage 6 Lake Central 13 Highland 6 Thorton Fractional South 20 RUNNING WITH DETERMINATION, ju- nior John Cerajewski is on his way to a touchdown against his Griffith Panther opponents. Football 63 1 CONTRIBUTING TO THE team s effort, senior Rob Rudakas helps tighten sen- ior Craig Murad’s shoulder pads. DOWN, RED 10, red 10. set, senior Mike Pruzin takes a snap from senior Doug Friend during the second quarter of the Crown Point game. BOYS’ FOOTBALL TEAM: (front row) Joe Nelson, John Cerajewski, John Leary, Dan Kmak, John Kovach, Roger Teller, Craig Murad, Clark Labitan, Mike Pruzin, Steve Koufos, Bryan Duffala, Phil Pramuk, Dave Knight, (second row) Ted Muta, Andy Navarro, Brian Lambert, Chuck Reed, Neil Brown, Dave Min, Pete Frankos, Jim Such, Gary Clark, Chuck Malinski, Russ Gluth, Mike Bu- kowski, Darryl Lieser, Dave Leask. (third row) Chuck Mooney, Al Nowak, Paul Yorke, Dan Bard, Adam Yorke, Bri- an Read, Bob Kritzer, Vince Pokrifcak, 64 Football John Sakelaris, Ron Pasko, Dave Rob- inson, Ken Croner, Scott Hooper, (back row) Mark Kaegebein, Mark Molinaro, Bob Rhind, Steve Zeldenrust, Nick Pok- rifcak, Doug Friend, John George, Adam Easter, Rob Rudakas, Dave Decker, Tony Tavitas, Dan Knight, Joe Stodola, Robert Schoonmaker. DURING A TIMEOUT, senior Brian Lam- bert receives information from Coach Bocknowski and Coach Marsh on a fourth down situation. Oppose The Mustangs suffered only one defeat to fifteenth ranked Merrillville, 9-0, which fractured the team’s hopes of an unde- feated season. Once again the Mustangs captured the Lake Suburban Conference crown for the eighth time in eleven years with a 6-0 Conference record. Records for the Mustangs were set by senior running back Clark Labitan for breaking ' 72 alumnus Dave Huebner’s record of 1193 yards to Clark’s record of 1 202 yards. Senior defensive back Brian Lambert ran back an 87-yard punt return on Home- coming night against confer- ence-foe Crown Point, breaking the punt return record of 85 yards. The defense also proved spectacular by tying the defen- sive record set last year of 51 points allowed and holding five opponents to shutouts. Season awards were pre- sented to Clark, as Offensive Back; and senior Mike Pruzin, as the Defensive Back and the Katsoulis Pride, Hustle and De- sire Award. John shared the De- fensive Back Award and senior Steve Zeldenrust received Of- fensive Lineman and the Sheard Scholarship Award. Dan re- ceived Defensive Lineman along with Nick, who also re- ceived the Jaycee Leadership Award. Head Hunter Award went to senior Robert Schoon- maker and Big Blue Award went to junior Phil Pramuk. IN ORDER TO escape his Crown Point opponents, senior Clark Labitan picks up yardage for the Mustangs, as he runs around the pile. Football 65 I pikers’ spirit overrides seasonal obst acles Long bus rides to unfamiliar gyms and playing to empty bleachers and silent crowds were all part of the Girls’ Volley- ball Team members’ routines. This routine began in August when the girls began condition- ing, with the hope that the long awaited construction in the fieldhouse would be completed. Their hopes were shattered, however, as the girls completed their season with only one home game held in Wilbur Wright Mid- dle School. “We had a young inexperi- IN DEEP CONCENTRATION, senior Cheryl Morgan awaits her opponent’s serve. The Spikers went on to defeat Lowell 15-3, 15-2. enced team this year,’’ stated Head Coach Bob Shinkan. “I in- formed the girls at the begin- ning of the season that there wouldn’t be any home games, and that they were going to have to pull together and work as a team more than ever be- fore.” In addition to th e missing sup- port provided at home games, the girls were constantly being moved from one practice loca- tion to another, as the construc- tion of the entire school system continued. During the season the girls practiced at Frank H. Hammond, Elliott, and Wilbur Wright. “Whenever we were accus- tomed to one place, we’d be shifted to another,” stated Ju- nior Varsity Coach Carmi Thorn- ton. None of the accomodations met the team’s needs, as senior Amy Heatherington explained, “the ceilings were too low. It was really discouraging to have a nice shot rebound off the ceil- ing.” “The factors against the team brought them closer,” sophomore Karen Kuklinski commented. “No one was at our games to cheer us on, so we cheered each other on,” soph- omore Joi Wilson added. “Even if we did not have a game we’d try to get together on the week- ends. continued MAKING CERTAIN THAT senior Amy Heatherington sets the ball rather than pushes it, the floor umpire steps in to get a closer look. DOWN ON HER knees, junior Jenny Beck angles herself to get the best pos- sible shot in bumping the ball to the set- ter, senior Amy Heatherington. IN JUNIOR VARSITY competition, sophomore Kim Hittle concentrates on the basics of the bump, set and spike format. Despite the opposing obstacles of fieldhouse construction, the Spikers did manage to host one home game against Lowell, held at Wilbur Wright Middle School. CAUGHT IN THE act of a final try to end the volley against rival Highland, senior Carolyn Hudec forces the ball over the net with an overhand hit. Girls’ Varsity Volleyball 17-10 Gary Roosevelt 15-3, 15-9 Hammond High 15-7, 15-5 Valparaiso 15-6, 15-9 Gavit 7-15, 15-6, 15-7 Morton 8-15, 14-12, 10-12 Crown Point 8-15, 10-15 Bishop Noll 15-5, 2-15, 15-11 Whiting 15-2, 8-15, 15-7 Griffith 15-7, 15-9 Portage Tourney Portage 15-11, 15-9 Gavit 3-15, 12-10, 15-9 South Bend Riley 11-15,4-15 Highland 8-15, 15-6, 7-15 Andrean 6-15, 15-2, 2-15 Crown Point 15-3, 15-8 Lowell 15-3, 15-11 Kankakee Valley 15-7, 15-3 Portage 15-7, 15-5 Calumet 15-12, 15-11 Lake Central 15-3, 15-12 Merrillville 8-15, 16-14, 14-16 Thornridge 15-5, 11-15, 14-16 South Bend Riley Tourney Concord 7-15, 15-11, 12-14 Crown Point 17-15, 15-12 Wes-Del 17-5, 8-15, 5-15 Sectionals Lake Central 12-15, 15-8, 15-9 Highland 8-15, 13-15 Girls’ Junior Varsity Volleyball 16-7 MHS Gary Roosevelt W Hammond High L Valparaiso L Gavit L Morton W Crown Point W Bishop Noll w Whiting w Griffith w Thornton Fractional South L Highland w Andrean L Crown Point L Lowell W Kankakee Valley W Portage W Calumet W Lake Central W J.V. Tourney 1st place Highland W Crown Point W Lake Central W Merrillville W Thornridge L USING TECHNIQUES PRACTICED throughout the season, junior Sue Ho- dor reaches for the ball while eyeing her opponent ' s position in order to earn the last point of the game. Girls’ Volleyball 67 Spikers The girls provided their own spirit within the team. Often be- fore Varsity games, the JV members would help them get psyched up by toilet papering their houses. Despite the suspension of two senior varsity members due to an infraction of team regula- tions, Coach Shinkan ex- plained, “this was the best team I’ve ever coached. We started out young and pro- gressed tremendously. It was the most successful team in the past three years.’’ The Varsity ended the season with an 17-10 record, while JV completed their season with a 16-7 record. “Both teams made up one team,’’ explained Debbie Kender, sophomore. “The JV cheered for Varsity and Varsity did the same for JV.” The JV team placed first in their confer- ence, while Varsity placed sec- ond in their conference. Awards went to senior Amy Heatherington, who was named the Most Valuable Player, and was described as one of the best spikers in the state by a college coach visiting a game. Junior Jenny Beck received Most Improved, while Pride, Hustle and Desire went to Cindy Bogucki, senior. All-Conference selections consisted of Amy on the first team, Jenny on the sec- ond, and Debbie Kender re- ceived an honorable mention. Despite all the obstacles which faced the team, JV Coach Thornton termed the girls as " the closest knit group ever.’’ Jenny added, “we worked and got along great. Isn’t that what counts?” BEFORE THE START of the only home game, the Girls ' Volleyball Team warms up with net spiking drills. Senior captain Amy Heatherington practices her set- ting procedures, while spikers ready their arms in hopes of acing their oppo- nent. 68 Girls’ Volleyball PERFECT POSITIONING IS a definite asset in placement of the ball. Senior Cheryl Morgan attempts direct place- ment of the ball over senior Carolyn Hu- dec’s shoulder. Carolyn went on to set the ball back using the bump, set, spike basics. GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL TEAM: (front row) Karen Eggers, Coach Bob Shin- kan, JV Coach Carmi Thorton. Rene Gray. Nan Kish, (second row) Cheryl Morgan, Cindy Bogucki, Carolyn Hudec, Cheryl Hemingway, Sue Hodor, Debbie Kender. (third row) Amy Heatherington, Renee Zurad, Chris Keil, Reggie Zurad, Jenny Beck, (fourth row) Karen Pfister, Carol Kmiec, Chris Mott, Kathy Smith, Debbie O’Donnell, Kim Hittle. (fifth row) Laura Jarczyk, Sharon Krumrei, Mary Flynn, Dana Pawlowski, Maureen Mor- gan (back row) Joi Wilson, Karen Kuk- linski. AS SENIOR TEAMMATE Carolyn Hudec calls a freeball, sophomore Debbie Kender positions herself to the set up strategy. Debbie ' s bumping paid off as she was selected Honorable Mention All-Conference. COMING FROM A strong bench, junior Cheryl Hemingway steps into the action with her serving abilities. According to Coach Shinkan, it was the first time in years that he was able to use anyone from the bench to strengthen certain playing strategies. Girls ' Volleyball 69 AS THE TRADITIONAL Tony the Tiger towel looks on, Pam Selby, sophomore, takes the plunge, using perfect form from the blocks to thrust herself ahead of rival opponents. AS THEIR MASCOT watches over them at all of their meets, the girls get an extra vote of confidence. =□ Girls ' Swimming 12-2 MHS OPP Griffith 124 46 Highland 98 71 Portage 109 59 Lowell 130 44 Lake Central 89 83 South Bend Clay 66 107 Valparaiso 98 74 Merrillville 95 77 Lafayette Jefferson 102 70 Elkhart Central 79 93 Conference 1st place Bishop Noli 118 53 Crown Point 106 65 Purple Relays 7th place Sectionals 1st place State 7th place I 70 Girls’ Swimming BEFORE PRELIMINARIES AT the State meet, Coach Malinski gives last minute instructions to sophomore Lisa Rodri- guez. They were of no avail, since her time didn ' t qualify a finalist position. COMING UP FOR a breath of air, senior Karen Terranova looks to the end of the pool as she comes to a finish. Shehorses prevail in problem -filled season New coaches, different sur- roundings, and last minute changes added up to a unique season for the Girls’ Swimming Team. Although construction was their main obstacle, having a new coaching staff presented another hurdle during the She- horse’s season. “At first it was a lot different because her actions and coaching were different and we didn’t know what to expect from her. But in the end, everything turned out just fine,” comment- ed Kathy Smith, junior tri-cap- tain, about newly appointed Miss Malinski attended Valpar- aiso University and majored in physical education. She began her career as substitute gym teacher for both the high school and middle school. In 1979 she became the Assistant Girls ' Swimming Coach and took over as Head Coach this season. " Some of the girls were hesi- tant; they weren’t sure of my coaching. This presented some problems, but no more than I expected,” explained Coach Malinski. In keeping with the tradition set by last year’s Head Coach Miss Betty Liebert, Miss Ma- linski was voted Coach of the Year at the Sectional meet, while the Shehorses captured first place, once again. Once the Shehorses became adjusted to their new head coach, they were faced with the turmoil of construction. “We didn’t get to practice in the high school pool until a week before our first meet. Practice at the middle school created problems because the water wasn’t clean, and it caused infections and illness to the team, " stated Karen Terran- ova, senior tri-captain. Once back at the high school pool, they had to “wait for the little things to be done, such as start- ing blocks and timing systems,” continued Coach Malinski. continued WHILE PRACTICING FOR the meet against Lake Central, freshman Geor- gia Manous perfects her stroke and takes seconds off of her time. IN PERFECT FORM, senior Sue Fuller sails through the air in the Conference meet. Sue however, failed to aid her team, because by placing eighth no points are given. Girls ' Swimming 71 GIRLS’ SWIMMING TEAM: (front row) Kim Richards, Jackie Brumm, Georgia Manous, Anna Simeoni, Helene Gold- smith, Carren Christianson, Traci Thom- as, Deanna Komyatte, Karen Brickman. (second row) Julie Hager, Michelle Yo- sick, Karen Terranova, Liz Grim, Pam Selby, Rosie Mason, Sandy Mason, Kathy Smith, Lisa Rodriguez, Leslie Doyle, Ruth Burson, Shelley Janosac, Assistant Coach Marcie Spurlock, (back row) Paula Muskin, Lisa Hodges. Jill Regnier, Sue Fuller, Kathy Pfister, Emily Sebring, Linda Backe, Patty Fuller, Kathy Cerejewski, Ellen Ka- minski, Coach Paula Malinski. CONGRATULATORY HUGS ARE given to junior Kathy Smith by junior Sandy Mason, as senior Karen Terranova looks on after she finished the 500-yard freestyle in 10th place at the State meet. WITH A FULL extension as her finger- tips touch the water, freshman Emily Sebring practices her jack-knife. WITH TOES POINTED and arms ex- tended, freshman Kathy Cerajewski reaches for the water in her eleventh place finish at the Conference meet. Shehorses As for the last minute changes, the girls encountered them, good and bad, throughout the season. Due to the delay in finishing the pool, the girls were unable to compete in the annual intra-squad meet. Construction also posed problems for the divers as they were forced to practice at rival Highland’s pool, as a result of the diving area being renovated. “The girls had only three practices before the first meet; they just could not catch up the missed practice time,” added Coach Malinski. As for last minute changes with good results, before the meet against Lake Central, both teams were undefeated and the papers predicted a Lake Central victory. But, the Shehorses prevailed, 89-83. Also, this year marked the first year for the girls to compete in the Conference meet. “Confer- ence was new to us this year and it turned out rather well,” Pam Selby, sophomore, ex- plained of the Shehorses’ first place Conference finish. At the State meet, four made it to the finals, resulting in a sev- enth place finish for the She- horses. Awards went to sophomore Pam Selby, who received the Most Valuable, while senior Ka- ren Terranova received Pride, Hustle and Desire. Freshmen Rose Mason and Jackie Brumm both received Most Improved. Despite the difficulties of adapting to the construction hassles and a new coach, the Girls’ Swim Team ended with a 12-2 record and the satisfac- tion of knowing that the exper- ience they gained will be profit- able next year. FLOATING PEACEFULLY IN the water, sophomore Julie Hager glides in the second leg of her 200 individual medley at the Conference meet. IN THE FINAL event of the day, sopho- more Pam Selby looks to the end of the race and a first place finish against arch-rival Highland. Girls ' Swimming 73 m Capital of Indiana keeps Seahorses strokin’ “Tradition is a big part of Munster swimming,” stated Head Coach Jon Jepsen, phys- ical education teacher. “I think it is exceptional for a team to be expected to win State every year.” Upon entering Munster via Calumet Ave., an observer may notice the water tower reading, “Swim Capital of Indiana.” However, for the first time in eight years, neither the boys ' nor girls’ team won the annual State meet. With only three seniors on the squad, the boys were termed a " young team” by Coach Jep- sen. “They were a great group of eager kids, anxious to work and win,” he added. The boys started their routine with before and after school practices. " We were a very close team, the closest I ' ve ever swum on,” explained sen- ior tri-captain John Hasse. In the beginning, Bishop Noll was strongly favored in this area,” added senior tri-captain Vern Holzhall. But, still the boys worked to regain their dominat- ing reputation. For the first time in 80 dual meets, the boys were defeated by Bishop Noll 83-89. But still they pushed on and won the Conference meet. Meet re- cords were set by junior Doug Heinz in the 200-yard and 100- yard free-style. Senior tri-cap- tain Kevin Casey set a record in the 100-yard backstroke, and the 400-yard relay team of ju- niors Dan Reck and Doug Heinz, along with John and Vern also set a new pool record. They continued their surge and won Sectionals defeating the termed " powerhouse” Bishop Noll. First places were captured by junior Mike Chelich in diving, and the 200-yard med- ley relay consisting of seniors John and Kevin and sopho- mores Serbo Simeoni and Steve Arnold. Meet record first places were set by Doug in the 50-yard and 100-yard freestyle. Kevin set a record in the 100-yard backstroke. “We progressed tremendously throughout the season,” remarked Coach Jep- sen. Alas, the boys were confront- ed with State competition. Leaving Thursday after the an- nual pep assembly, the group headed down to Ball State Uni- versity where the meet was held. After tapering down, get- ting plenty of rest, and shaving excess hair, the young group entered the meet. continued GLIDING THROUGH THE water, sopho- more Serbo Simeoni pushes to better his stroke during a morning practice. SEAHORSE PRIDE IS a part of the team as they cheer teammates on and even- tually capture the Sectional title. ■46 X 74 Boys’ Swimming STROKING TO MAINTAIN first place, senior Kevin Casey sprints the last lap of the 100-yard butterfly. Boys ' Swimming 15-1 MHS Michigan City Rogers Griffith Valparaiso South Bend Riley Merrillville Barrington 118 95 112 100 106 95 South Bend Adams 1 1 OPP 53 76 60 69 66 77 0 82 89 72 63 76 59 58 69 North Central 89 Bishop Noll 83 Highland 100 Crown Point 109 Lowell 96 Lake Central 113 Chesterton 113 Hammond Clark 102 Lafayette Jefferson 124 47 Hobart College Events Invitational 2nd Munster Relay Invitational 1st Portage Diving Invitational 1st Merrillville Holiday Swim Fest 1st Kankakee Eastridge Invitational 1st Lake Suburban Conference 1st Sectionals 1st State 3rd BEFORE LEAVING FOR the State meet at Ball State University, senior Vern Holzhall, tri-captain, addresses the stu- dent body at a winter sports assembly. Boys ' Swimming 75 In trials the 400-yard free re- lay team of Dan, John, Vern and Doug broke the state record with a time of 3:14.72; however, the record stood temporarily as the relay placed third in finals. Second places in the meet were achieved by the 220-yard med- ley relay of Kevin, John, Serbo, and Steve, and by Kevin in the 100-yard backstroke and the 100-yard butterfly. Doug placed second in the 50-yard freestyle and third in the 100-yard frees- tyle. Serbo placed ninth in the 500-yard freestyle, while Vern placed 11th in the 200-yard freestyle. Overall, the team placed third in the state, behind Bishop Noll, and Kokomo Howarth. Coach Jepsen remarked, “we had some unfortunate bad luck, I’m sure Bishop Noll felt lucky. " Ke- vin added, “most members were inexperienced in compet- ing with the tension of a state meet. " Kevin received the Captain award, the Backstroke award, the Butterfly award, and was co-winner with Vern of the Pride, Hustle, and Desire award. The Individual Medley and the Breast Stroke award went to Serbo while the Frees- tyle award went to John and Doug. A sense of pride, dignity, and anxiety can be seen in Jepsen and his team as junior Mike Chelich concludes, " The tower need not be repainted.” AMIDST THE TENSION of the state meet, senior John Hasse finds a mo- ment of solitude to concentrate on his upcoming events. BOYS’ VARSITY AND JUNIOR VARSI- TY SWIM TEAM: (front row) Jerry Beach, Eric Gluth, Scott Robins, Matt Urbanski, Dave Hughes, Andy Mintz, Glenn Eckhelm, Jeff Kiernan. (second row) Jim VanSensus, Don Calvert, Jeff Thomas, Jeff Jarczyk, Larry Braman, Serbo Simeoni, Bill Bradford, Ted Atwood, Assistant Coach Troy Rechtor, Assistant Coach Tom Reese, (back row) Mike Chelich, John Hasse, Doug Heinz, Vern Holzhall, Kevin Casey, Hal Lusk, Steve Arnold, Randy Chip, Coach Jon Jepsen. 76 Boys’ Swimming CHARTING THE SEAHORSES’ pro- gression in the State meet, Coach Jon Jepsen, physical education teacher and Assistant Coach Tom Reese tally the team ' s points to see exactly what place they are in at the time. BEFORE PRACTICING IN the water, ju- nior Randy Chip increases his strength in his forearms to better his time. AFTER HIS SECOND place finish in the 50-yard freestyle, junior Doug Heinz squints to see the time on the electronic scoreboard. rt -L ast second basket shatters Sectional dreams Unlike the regular season, crowds filled the seats in the Calumet Fieldhouse. Shouts of support and team spirit were in the air, as the Mustangs tried to play to their potential as a strong contender. The game meant a lot to the coach, play- ers, and crowd. The count to the end was nearing; the climax was within reach as all hope rested in the final seconds. But as the cheering stopped and the buzzer sounded, the Mus- tangs were left short of an opening Sectional bid win, los- ing by one point to Conference Champs Lake Central. The Varsity Basketball Team was plagued by tough breaks, small attendances and lack of enthusiasm during the year, ac- cording to Coach Jack Yerkes, but they put it all together for the final game. Junior Zlatan Stepanovich explained, “The players really did want to win. We never gave up until it was over! Certainly, the backing of the fans was a major reason for us wanting to win the game.” This was also proved earlier in the season when the Mustang cagers stunned number seventh ranked, Valparaiso in the first quarter with a score of 22-14. As the game progressed, Val- paraiso continued AT THE START of the game, the objec- tive is to control the tip by jumping high in the air and tapping it to a teammate. Senior Rob Rudakas manages to take control of the tip to start the game off on the right foot. NEAR THE END of the season, slam dunks became an attraction for the fans. Junior Tom Calligan shows his jumping ability as he easily dunks the ball during the Valparaiso game. GIVING THAT EXTRA effort to save a ball that has been thrown away, senior Kevin Anderson dives to keep it in bounds. IN TIGHT SITUATIONS a timeout gives the coach the chance to explain to the players how to deal with situations. Coach Jack Yerkes, English teacher, gives instructions in hopes of breaking a tie early in the second half. 8-13 MHS Gavit Hammond High Calumet Michigan City Elston Lowell East Chicago Roosevelt Griffith Highland Tourney Highland Bishop Noll Highland Clark Lake Central Chesterton LaPorte Crown Point Merrillville Griffith Valparaiso Calumet Hobart Sectionals Lake Central 79 44 60 64 61 65 65 43 47 47 72 46 75 46 65 53 69 70 65 76 57 Junior Varsity 8-10 MHS Gavit 51 iall Hammond High 35 53 Calumet 49 55 OPP Michigan City 49 53 54 Elston 47 Lowell 43 40 63 East Chicago 40 49 81 Roosevelt Griffith 52 44 56 Highland 48 53 66 Clark 53 43 Lake Central 39 46 64 Chesterton 48 54 LaPorte 38 35 67 Crown Point 40 35 60 Merrillville 48 59 50 Griffith 37 53 50 Valparaiso 34 51 53 Calumet 45 28 70 Hobart 48 40 56 68 86 Freshman " A Team ' 56 12-4 87 MHS OPP 60 Griffith 45 48 70 East Chicago 33 28 Washington 58 Thornton 44 34 Fractional South Pierce 30 36 Morton 50 27 OPP Highland 42 23 44 River Forest 50 25 Harrison Lake Central Lowell Hammond Clark Calumet Crown Point Tourney Griffith Highland 39 24 52 56 42 41 39 49 49 Freshman B Team ' 5-9 MHS Griffith 31 Thornton 25 Fractional South Pierce Morton Highland River Forest Harrison Lake Central Lowell Clark Calumet Crown Point Tourney Highland Pierce 43 27 22 40 29 37 47 54 27 26 25 47 33 25 50 39 32 30 44 42 OPP 29 26 20 30 34 15 41 39 25 29 40 50 38 RAISING TEAM MORALE as well as crowd enthusiasm, senior Brian Lam- bert entertains the fans by throwing a make-believe curse on the opposing team. Boys’ Basketball 79 L ast 80 Boys’ Basketball PRACTICING LAYUPS, JUMPSHOTS and free throws before the start of the game gets a player warmed up for the real competition. Junior Bob Rigg takes an easy layup during warmup. JUNIOR VARSITY BASKETBALL TEAM: (front row) Jim Zajac, Ken Croner, John George, Andy Yerkes, Paul Boege, Hal Morris, (back row) Mark Gozdecki, Herb Murillo, Joe Tell- er, Mike Jeneske, Bob Hulett, Donn Du- hon. QUICK PASSING IS essential to work- ing the ball closer to the basket for an easier two points. Senior Mike Pluard passes off to his teammate senior Rob Rudakas in hopes of a better shot. MANUVERING AROUND HIS Valpar- aiso opponent, sophomore Hal Morris lays up a basket for two points. overcame the cagers’ first quarter action and went on to defeat the Mustangs 87-70. “Valpariso is one of the states’ best teams, we played very well in the first half, but they began to pick up tempo,” explaned English teacher, Coach Jack Yerkes. He added " that was the best crowd we’ve ever had. There was a lot of student sup- port at the game.” The Mustangs (8-13) with a 2- 4 conference record ended the season showing they had a much better team than the re- cord stated. Senior Rob Ruda- kas stated, " even though the quitting of players and the injur- ing of players was not a major factor in the team ' s perfor- mance, the attitude of a few players was not at the point it should have been.” Also ending his final season as Head Coach of the Boys’ Varsity Basketball Team because of a resignation was Coach Yerkes. After three years, he put together a 28-23 record and one conference championship, with a first year season record of 17-3. Slam dunks became an at- traction near the end of the Mustangs ' season as seniors Kevin Anderson, Rob, and junior Tom Calligan showed their sup- port by giving the crowd some crowd pleasers during the game. Awards given at the end of the season were presented to Rob, who received three awards: the Ray Comandella award, field goal percentage, and rebound. Kevin received the Free Throw award, and sen- ior Mike Pluard was presented the Pride, Hustle, and Desire award. VARSITY BASKETBALL TEAM: (front row) John Zajac, Bob Rigg, Paul Banas, Eric Knutson, Brian Lambert, Zlatan Stepanovich, (back row) Clark Labitan, Tom Calligan, Scott King, Rob Rudakas, Kevin Anderson, Mike Pluard, Tony Ta- vitas. POINTING OUT PLAYERS’ mistakes in a Junior Varsity time out, Coach Ed Robertson, English teacher, gives fur- ther instructions as guidelines for the next play called. w ) v n j DRIBBLING DOWN THE court looking for a teammate to pass to, senior Tony Tavitas scrambles past his opposing defensive guard. FRESHMAN BASKETBALL TEAM: (front row) Dan Pleskett, Mike Knutson, Larry Hemingway, Tom Kudele, Jeff De- delow, Scott Kapers, Roland Murillo, Pat Knutson, (back row) Coach Dave Knish, manager Bill Featherly, Doug Ad- ams, Ron Ware, Scott Lorenz, Bill Riebe, Brian Kushnak, Jim George, Nick Rovai, Joe Yang, Dan Sirounis, Coach John Nelson. Boys ' Basketball 81 ractice, team to pride push regionals In the midst of confusion, with the final touches being put on the school, and fieldhouse, the Girls’ Basketball Team emerged. Practice, patience, and pride pushed the Girls ' Var- sity Basketball Team to Region- als. After placing second last year in sectional competition, the teams’ pride pushed for an even better performance. The girls easily defeated East Chi- cago Washington 55-46 to win Sectionals, and for the first time in the teams’ history, they ad- vanced to regional competition. This accomplishment wasn’t an easy task. The girls over- came the barriers of construc- tion by trading each week with the Boys’ Basketball Team for the main floor. " We had super A A IN THE FIRST of two freethrow shots, sophomore Sue Seefurth displays good follow-through form in hopes of attain- ing a basket in the Junior Varsity game against Bishop Noll. INSTEAD OF BEING forced out of bounds, senior Cindy Bogucki jumps, aims, and shoots a basket over her op- ponents. FOR THE FIRST time in the school’s history, the Girls ' Basketball Team ad- vanced to Regionals. After being hon- ored in a pep assembly, they went on to lose in the first round against Merrill- ville, 53-51. cooperation with the boys ' team and Coach Yerkes,” stat- ed Head Coach Bob Maicher, math teacher. Practice didn’t only involve the routine after school practice, but the girls also shot freethrows in their street clothes before school. Coach Maicher charted their improvement by posting statis- tics in the locker room. At last the girls were able to display their skills in a regional match. After being acknowl- edged by the school in a pep assembly in which the four sen- iors spoke to the student body, a sense of pride and together- ness could be observed by watching the girls. In a close match against Mer- rillville, the girls lost 53-51. " I was proud and pleased,” stat- ed Coach Maicher regarding the girls ' performance at Re- gionals. " We were a rowdy team, always helping each oth- er out, " explained senior Amy Heatherington. " Even with the construction, the JV and Varsity stuck togeth- er and worked to beat every- one,” explained senior Janet Butkus. Sophomore Colleen Knutson added, “we practiced with the varsity which helped the JV out a lot.” The Junior Varsity Team, headed by Mr. Dick Hunt, draft- ing teacher, ended their season 9-6. " The girls had a common goal: to win. No game was an easy victory: every game was a challenge,” explained continued 82 Girls’ Basketball MHN - AT THE START of the Junior Varsity game against T.F. South, freshman Maureen Morgan jumps for the ball, tap- ping it to her teammate. IN A TIME out, the Junior Varsity Team clusters together to boost team morale and refresh strategy plans. I •V w MANEUVERING AROUND HER team- mate for a good shot, senior Janet But- kus makes a beeline for the basket. I Girls ' Varsity Basketball 14-8 MHS OPP Whiting 41 43 Gary Roosevelt 48 56 Lake Central 40 26 Gary Wirt 41 44 T.F. South 60 34 Griffith 56 21 East Chicago 60 44 Roosevelt Calumet 33 45 Merrillville 46 44 Hammond 41 44 Crown Point 40 36 Gavit 49 43 Morton 45 39 Lowell 63 52 Bishop Noll 49 53 Highland 41 18 Holiday Tournament East Chicago 46 41 Washington Chesterton 29 60 Sectionals Highland 24 8 Lake Central 28 6 East Chicago Washington 55 46 Regionals Merrillville 51 53 Girls’ Junior Varsity Basketball 9-6 MHS OPP Whiting 23 29 Gary Wirt 31 29 Lake Central 19 14 Griffith 24 25 T.F. South 25 1 1 East Chicago Roosevelt 11 19 Calumet 20 19 Merrillville 29 25 Hammond High 26 25 Crown Point 30 35 Gavit 35 30 Morton 18 32 Lowell 34 26 Bishop Noli 20 25 Highland 20 17 Girls ' Freshman Basketball 3-6 MHS OPP Lake Central 12 50 Griffith 26 20 Highland 30 41 Lowell 25 19 Calumet 20 18 T.F. South 19 40 Calumet 26 29 Crown Point 17 30 Lake Central 26 33 Girls’ Basketball 83 GIRLS’ JUNIOR VARSITY BASKET- BALL TEAM: (front row) Maureen Mor- gan, Karen Brickman, Linda Belford, Amy Nelson, Karen Pfister, Becky 84 Girls’ Basketball Branco, (back row) Julie Hagar, Sue Seefurth, Karen Costa, Becky Johnson, Sherrie Pavol, Dana Pawlowski. TRYING TO OUTREACH her T.F. South opponent, freshman Maureen Morgan thrusts the ball to her awaiting team- mates. ractice Coach Hunt. Sophomore Sue Seefurth remarked, “We had a lot of pride and wanted to beat the best, and win.” A new addition to the team was the formation of a Fresh- man Basketball Team headed by Mrs. Pat Prem etz, math teacher. The girls played other freshman teams in the area. “The Freshman Team is a big plus to our program because the girls will be more know- ledgeable about the fundamen- tals of basketball by the time they reach the varsity level,” explained Coach Hunt. The freshman girls finished their season 3-6. " I’m glad we got the program off the ground; it will be a big asset in the fu- ture.” Awards went to seniors Janet Butkus and Amy Heatherington, who shared the Most Valuable Player award. Rebounder award went to senior Amy Heatherington. Most Improved went to sophomore Lisa Schroer. The Sportsmanship award went to Keeley Lambert. Pride, Hustle, and Desire was awarded to Janet Butkus. Janet was also later named to McDon- ald’s All-American team. Keep- ing up tradition, the girls plan to push past all previous perfor- mances. IN ORDER TO regain the lead, sopho- WITH TOTAL CONCENTRATION on the more Colleen Knutson thrusts a shot basket, senior Janet Butkus shoots above her opponent’s block. over junior Keeley Lambert in practice. STRETCHING FOR THE basket, fresh- man Amy Nelson completes a layup, thus scoring for her team. GIRLS’ FRESHMAN BASKETBALL TEAM: (front row) Linda Belford, Eileen Dizon, Kathy Cerajewski, Beth Hackett, Lisa Montes (second row) Janet Kam- radt, Amy Nelson, Carren Christionson, Jane Etling, Lori Loudermilk (back row) Coach Pat Premetz, Sherra Stewart, Sally Dukic, Kelli Pack, Amy Rakos. GIRLS’ VARSITY BASKETBALL TEAM: (front row) Beth Gessler, Cindy Bo- gucki, Janet Butkus, Heidi Wiley, Missy Maroc. (back row) Keeley Lambert, Amy Heatherington, Lisa Schroer, Chris Wulf, Jenny Beck. Dori Downing. WITH EVERYONE WATCHING the ball, junior Beth Gessler stretches to tip the ball to her awaiting teammates. Girls ' Basketball 85 AFTER THEIR TEAMMATES have left, junior Debbie Milne and Julie Johnson take advantage of the unoccupied bal- ance beams to perform routines once more before the next meet. WITH THE USE of chalk to prevent fric- tion on the uneven parallel bars, sopho- more Sonja Tosiou extends her form in hopes of performing a perfect routine with ease. Girls ' Gymnastics Optional 2-6 MHS OPP Chesterton 77.95 86.20 Portage 87.95 92.80 Griffith 79.7 34.1 Highland 88.1 88.65 Valparaiso 75.15 93.8 Lowell 93.50 81.70 Crown Point 86.4 98.2 Merrillville 86.50 102.15 Lake Suburban Conference 3rd Intermediate 2-6 MHS OPP Chesterton 70.90 89.75 Portage 75.95 90.00 Griffith 73.65 76.35 Highland 82.80 82.35 Valparaiso 76.92 91.36 Lowell 91.85 90.60 Crown Point 85.20 90.80 Merrillville 86.35 94.15 DISAPPOINTMENT SETS IN when sen- ior Lynn Pawlus fails to perform her I back aerial on the beam. After some contemplation and a lot of confusion, Lynn eventually perfected her move and won Most Valuable Player. I 86 Gymnastics (jymnasts work around practicing cagers. wresders “Watch it!” cried one gym- nast, ducking to avoid a basket- ball, to another as she complet- ed a round-off backhandspring, just narrowly missing a wrestler innocently jogging along during practice. " I’m sorry” mumbled the dazed wrestler apologet- ically. This incident happened fre- quently before the Girls ' Gym- nastics Team was able to move into their new room. Besides the hassles of prac- ticing in the unfinished field- house amongst the girls’ and boys ' basketball team and the wrestling team, the girls also had to adapt to a new practice room, new routines, and the new coaches: Head Coach Miss Laura Kuhn, Middle School physical education teacher, and Assistant Coach Miss Brenda Manning, math teacher. " It was hard for the girls to adapt to all of the changes,” commented Head Coach Kuhn. The girls were forced to prac- tice on tumbling mats in the fieldhouse until a week before their first meet, when they moved into their new room. The room was furnished with new equipment and bleachers. Fi- nally, the girls were able to practice and hold meets without interference from other sports. “The delay was a hinderence to our season, but the new room made up for it,” remarked sen- ior Lynn Pawlus. After a slow start both teams ended their season 2-6. One member qualified for the State meet. Sophomore Barb Barto- shuk placed ninth on the uneven bars in the State meet held in Indianapolis. “We were all real- ly proud of Barb; she represent- ed our team at State,” com- mented freshman Lisa Trilli. Coach Manning added, " we were all behind Barb, especially since other teams from this area didn ' t expect anyone from the team to qualify.” Only one award was given. The Most Valuable Player award was earned by senior Lynn Pawlus. Looking forward to next year without the hassles of construction, Coach Manning concluded, “it was a long sea- son but worthwhile in the end.” HELPFUL HINTS FROM Assistant Coach Miss Brenda Manning, math teacher, suggest appealing moves for improving sophomore Shelly Jeneske ' s exercise. COMBINING MODERN DANCE steps and tumbling moves, sophomore Barb Bartoshuk practices her floor routine before Sectional competition. GYMNASTICS TEAM: (front row) Barb Bartoshuk, Debbie Milne, Sonja Tosiou, Shelly Jeneske, Miss Brenda Manning, (back row) Julie Johnson, Linda McLaughlin, Lynn Pawlus, Lisa Trilli, Chris Mott. Gymnastics 87 Dedicated School hours lengthen from usual 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. ed and white the col- ors, Mustang is the name, spirit is the rea- son we’re going to win this game,” rang out from the cheer- ing crowd. Here it is, the big game. The mighty Mustangs are bursting out of the locker room, racing on to the playing surface. With their uniforms cleaned and pressed and their individual red numerals proudly displayed on their white jerseys, the team is ready to take on the opponent. As the announcer reads the starting line ups, the crowd roars in the stands, the support- ive spirit is evident, while many long hours of hard work and dedication are just being put to the test. " While I’m waiting to start a match, I think back at all of the practice and conditioning I have done in order to be here, and I get psyched up,” ex- plained wrestler Mike Carter, senior. In order to successfully com- pete in Mustang sports, the ath- lete must devote considerable time and effort, on and off the playing field, or in and out, as the case may be. Swimmer Vern Holzhall, senior, explained, " in swimming dedication is getting up for practice at 5:30 a.m. and making it to a second practice in the afternoon, only to be fol- ALTHOUGH THE GROUND is covered with six inches of snow, junior Caroline Paulson begins her daily five mile run in order to be in shape for the upcoming track season. lowed by working out with weights. While many athletes found comfort in the indoor facilities, such as the fieldhouse or pool, some were forced out into the icy, bitter cold winter in order to practice their sport. " Being a distance runner, I don’t feel comfortable confined to a track, so I just have to bear the weath- er,” stated Caroline Paulson, junior. Despite injuries, athletes continue to be an essential part of their team. Whether they are on crutches or in a sling, injured sports-people faithfully attend practices and shout encourage- ment during competition. “Al- though my hand is bandaged, I continue to run and stretch out so I won’t be out of shape when I’m ready to compete again,” proclaimed senior Patty Etling, gymnast. With each different sport, de- pending upon the athlete, dedi- cation bordered on self-sacri- fice. " But, that moment of glory at the end of the race, whether it be against the clock or an- other highly trained athlete, it was worth it!” exclaimed swim- mer Pam Selby, sophomore. 88 Dedication PREPARING FOR STATE competition, senior Mike Carter, with the aid of a jump rope, works on his speed and co- ordination. AFTER SCHOOL PRACTICES became a ritual for senior Vern Holzhall, as each began with 60 laps on the kickboard. TEMPORARILY SIDELINED, SENIOR Tony Tavitas attends the Lake Central basketball game in hopes he ' ll soon again be participating. PRACTICE ISN’T HALTED because of her injury, as senior Patty Etling contin- ues to work out despite her sprained thumb. IN WAIT OF the signal, sophomore Pam Selby prepares for the race against the clock in order to qualify for the state meet. Dedication 89 restlecs face .season cnged unpreparc £ aj Just as the Greeks refined and readjusted the simple skills of the art of wrestling over 2,000 years ago, so did the grapplers as they headed into the season unprepared yet challenged. The cause of this was the construction of the new wrestling facilities. Getting started three weeks late, due to uncompleted con- struction, put the grapplers at a slight disadvantage. Junior Dave Speroff explained, “we ran to extremes and worked hard at skills, not much actual wrestling. Plainly speaking, it was all work and no play.’’ Though lacking in practice on the mats, the team looked for- ward to a more experienced midseason. The change in coaches had significant reactions from team members. Former Coach Leroy Marsh, now head coach for the football team, handed the job over to Coach Dennis Haas, middle school teacher. Team members had slightly different practice routines with which they had to cope. But, aside from practicing, the team had to adjust to the strategy of a new coach. Dave stated, “Coach Haas didn’t care that much 90 Wrestling GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP IS essential ing team members. Senior Bob Rhind in the art of wrestling. Before each meet meets his Bishop Noll opponent in this IN AN EFFORT to end the match quick- steps leading to an eventual pin and an- the grapplers are introduced to oppos- tradition. ly, senior Mike Carter carries out the other win. Varsity Wrestling (3-5) MHS OPP. Lake Central 22 30 Griffith 40 12 Bishop Noll 29 20 Highland 20 27 Crown Point 26 35 Lowell 24 33 Calumet 1 1 30 Hammond 50 15 Penn Tourney 3rd Sectionals 3rd Regionals 5th Conference 4th FORCING HIS OPPONENT down into the mat, senior Brian Welsh prepares to flip his man onto his back in a maneuver called a " half-nelson. ' ' IN A CLOSE match with his Bishop Noll opponent, junior Coleman Sills finds it difficult to maneuver his way into regaining the lead. IN FIRST PERIOD action senior Brian Welsh looks for the best aggressive move to get an upperhand in taking down his opponent Brian went on to tally the most points in first period ac- tion. Wrestling 91 IN ONE-ON-one competition, endur- ance is essential to winning. So that he may conserve some strength for third period, senior Howard Marcus search- es for the best maneuver to manipulate his opponent. CAREFULLY WATCHING HIS oppo- nent ' s moves, junior Coleman Sills nar- rowly avoids a take down and readies his attack for an eventual pin. Wrestlers about dual meets but rather about preparing us for Section- als and Regionals.” Injuries also occured through the course of the season which hindered the team’s perfor- mance, as new wrestlers filled in on the varsity level. Junior Dave Knight explained, “the first time I was put on the varsity level, I was very nervous.’’ As the season progressed, wrestlers who were brought up to the varsity level were proud to play a part on the varsity team even though it meant win- ning or even losing. Knight stat- ed, “when you lose, you don’t feel bad if you ' ve done your best.” VARSITY WRESTLING TEAM (front row) Tim Agerter, Mike Carter, Brian Welsh, John Kovach, Howard Marcus, Bob Prieboy, Mat Hirsh, (back row) Coach Dennis Haas, Scott Petrie, Joe Stadola, Bob Vale, Bob Rhind, Randy Vale, Frank Sakelaris, Ted Ziants, Coach Jon Colello. 92 Wrestling WITH THE REF EREE making sure both ATTEMPTING TO MAINTAIN his bal- wrestlers are set and the timers are ance. senior Brian Welsh readies him- ready, senior Mike Carter waits for the self for a clash with the mats, signal to position himself in third period action. Wrestling 93 DISPLAYING THE FLOSBURY Flop in high jump, junior Tom Calligan maneu- vers his body over the high jump bar at the Griffith meet. 94 Boys ' Track SHOWING DEEP CONCENTRATION as he leaps over the hurdle, freshman Steve Yekel surges toward the finish WITH A LAST burst of energy, sopho- more Mike Hoffman thrusts his body for- ward in order to attain a greater dis- tance in the long jump. Boys ' Track 3-17 MHS OPP Gavit 51 56 TF North 36 Griffith 38 84 Lake Central 24 72 Lowell 47 Highland 20 79 Calumet 44 Crown Point 48 74 Chesterton Relays 6th Valporaiso Relays 5th Calumet Relays 5th Conference (Indoor) 7th Conference (Outdoor) 4th Sectionals 8th STRIDING TO STAY ahead, junior Tom Figler concentrates, keeping himself ahead of the competition in the 1,600 meter run. Jre-season stumbling leads to startling end Finding the perfect place is often the key to success. The Boys’ Track team had to re- member this as they faced a number of difficulties at prac- tice time. As the season began, the rainy, cold weather of March posed a big inconvenience. Also, the construction on the new track forced the boys to hold practices at Frank H. Ham- mond and nearby tracks, where they were denied adequate area to train for field events. However, the boys didn’t let these disadvantages hamper their spirits and goals. “The team spirit was excellent and consistent through the entire season,” commented senior Brian Lambert. As the boys went into Confer- ence, their spirit helped them to achieve an unexpected fourth place. " Our finish surprised ev- eryone, even ourselves,” re- marked Assistant Coach and Physics teacher, Mr. Thomas Bird. “Not to mention our sur- prise at qualifying three people for Regionals,” he added. Senior Brian Lambert, Junior Tom Calligan and Sophomore Bill Burakowski qualified for Re- gional competition. Individual achievement seemed to be an outstanding part of the boys ' season, ac- cording to Head Coach Mr. Ed Woodrick. " The boys proved to be quite successful as almost all members came close to or surpassed their pre-season goals.” Individual achievement awards included: Most Valu- able Player award to Brian; Pride, Hustle, Desire award to junior Rick Palmer; Outstanding Underclassman award to Bill; Conference Champ and Out- standing Field Event Man award to Tom; Outstanding Sprinter award to Marv Hecht; and Co- Captain awards to senior Mike Conces and Kyle Billings. Overall, the Boys’ Track Team faced a season with many hinderances. But, as senior member Bruce Corban summed up, “From a slow start, the team pulled together to form one of the better seasons in recent Munster High history.” BOYS’ TRACK TEAM: (front row) Herb Yekel, Steve Zeldenrust, Mike Conces, Bruce Corban, Mr. Thomas Bird, coach, (second row) Kirk Billings, Mike Bu- bala, Ray Blaczak, Steve Yekel, Phil Pramuk, Tom Figler, Dan Krauluski, Ron Polyak, Marv Hecht. (back row) Mr. Doug Concialdi, coach; Brian Lambert, Tim Rueth, Tom Calligan, Terry Gates, Mark Hecht, Dan Hurley, Rick Palmer, Mike Hoffman, Tim Agerter. USING THE MOMENTUM of a sole leg, sophomore Tim Agerter propels his body over the high jump bar. Boys’ Track 95 LEAPING OVER THE 3rd hurdle with seven more to go, senior Jackie Case races tor the finish line. HEIGHT IS AN important factor in long jumping. Freshman Karen Brickman flies through the air only to land in a muddy sand pit after a rainy day in Crown Point. KEEPING AN EYE on Crown Point foe, Lisa James, freshman Beth Hackett strives to catch her in the last lap of the 1 ,600-meter run. 96 Girls’ Track Girls ' Track 3-11 MHS OPP Lowell Lake Central Griffith 29 Merrillville 44 Crown Point 35 Highland 38 Calumet Gavit 41 Horace Mann Hammond High 21 Valporaiso 35 Morgan Township Portage 23 Gary Roosevelt Calumet Relays Conference Sectionals PAUSING BEFORE FOLLOWING through with her discus thrust, senior Kathy Koman warms herself up in hopes of attaining a first place. IN AN ATTEMPT to keep warm between events on a brisk April day, freshman Karen Eggers and sophomore Nan Kish share the warmth of a blanket. A T 2 way practices, meets handicap track team “Hey! Where’s the Track Team going?” questioned the visitor from another school. “They’re going to work out,” re- plied Head Coach Mr. Dennis Spangler, Wilbur Wright Unified Arts teacher. “Where?” asked the baffled visitor. “Come along, I ' ll show you,” answered Coach Spangler. They hopped into Coach’s Chevy van and made their way to Frank Hammond Elementary School, passing packs of girls in red sweatsuits on the way. As they pulled into the parking lot next to the track, the girls were approaching in the distance. " Wow, that ' s quite a jog, " ex- claimed the astonished visitor. Construction was obviously detrimental to the Girl ' s Track Team’s season, a season with- out a track in which they fin- ished 4-8. “The construction made us segregated, we prac- ticed individually instead of as a team,” explained senior Vesna Trikich. With a beginning roster of 30 members, it soon dwindled to a mere 17. “I was disappointed in the lack of unity,” stated senior Rene Gray. " We had to go to all the meets crammed in separate cars,” added freshman Karen Brickman. Assistant Coach Mr. Bob Shinkan, math teacher, ex- plained, “We were a young team. Most of the girls were not used to the hard workouts and the lack of a nearby track had adverse affects on the girls. As a whole, I think we did well as a young team, the girls seemed to take everything in stride.” At the season ' s end, awards were presented. Recipients were sophomore Becky John- son, Most Valuable Player; Rene, Pride, Hustle and Desire; and freshman Karen Eggers, Outstanding Freshman. Coach Shinkan concluded, " I’m looking forward to a couple of seasons of improving with these girls; the next years look brighter.” GIRLS ' TRACK TEAM: (front row) An- gie Zucker, Karen Brickman, Laura Ta- vitas, Karen Sharkey, Kathy Ptister, Lisa Hodges, Amy Nelson, Nan Kish, Ju- lie Johnson, (second row) Sue See- furth, Jackie Case, Chris Mott, Kim Hit- tie, Debbie O ' Donnell, Tricia Koman, Anna Kanic, Suzanne Lasky, Natalie Ur- banski, Jane Etling, Beth Hackett. (back row) Assistant Coach Mr. Bob Shinkan, Diane Grambo, Dori Downing, Maureen Morgan, Ela Aktay, Becky Johnson, Helenka Zeman, Sally Dukich, Caroline Paulson, Karen Eggers, Rene Gray, Kathy Koman, Head Coach Mr. Dennis Spangler. WITH INTENSE PHYSICAL and mental concentration freshman Sally Dukich thrusts her body over the metal high jump bar. Girls ' Track 97 ANTICIPATING THE RETURN of the ball, junior Ke ' ly Chapin keeps her eyes on the action during the match against Calumet. AS THE ONLY player to make it to State, sophomore Lori Goldberg puts in extra hours of practice in order to per- fect her backhand form. 98 Girls’ Tennis N™ coach, players volley to Sectional win Losing five seniors from a state qualifying team usually means a rebuilding for the Girl ' s Tennis Team, yet according to Coach Carmi Thornton, Girls’ Athletic Director, " the girls far surpassed my expectations.” Junior Jayne Rovai discov- ered that the loss of five seniors could be turned into an advan- tage for the team. " One of our strong points was that this sea- son we had a young team, all but one of the varsity players is returning next year.” In addition to new players, a new coach was a part of the re- building process. Junior Andrea Kott explained, “The change from Coach Sid Rothstein to Coach Thornton hasn’t affected any of our playing ability. The change was for the better, and in fact, we have a closer team than ever before.” Once the season was under way, practices were limited in number. Two hour practices were held when meets were not scheduled and three to four meets were usually held each week. " The six weeks of pre-sea- son training built up our confi- dence and playing ability,” ex- plained sophomore Lori Goldberg, number one singles. " The demanding practices combined with good coaching and natural talent, " was the team’s key to success accord- ing to senior Mary Potasnik, team captain. Coach Thornton feels that the team ' s success was due " basically to the determination of the players to do well. Here there is a tradition that the ten- nis team is always strong.” Spirit must also keep up with tradition. Junior Kelly Chapin feels that team spirit was more evident. “At one match a dou- bles team was still playing at 7 p.m. in 30° weather, and we stayed to cheer them on even though the victory was ours and we were allowed to go home. " The true test of hard prac- tices and team spirit was at the Sectional Tournament. Feeling right at home, the team cap- tured first place. Lori defeated Crown Point’s Sonja Gershnik while the doubles team of An- drea and sophomore Laura Brauer placed second to Mary and Kelly. Sectionals required pos- Continued } r INTENSE CONCENTRATION IS a must in tennis. Psyching up for the match against her Calumet opponent, sopho- more Ann Broderson concentrates on her upcoming match. I Girls ' Tennis 12-0 MHS OPP Calumet 6 0 Griffith 7 0 Merrillville 6 1 Highland 7 0 West Lafayette 4 3 Lake Central 7 0 Lowell 7 0 Crown Point 5 2 East Chicago Washington 7 0 Peru Singles 1st West Lafayette Doubles 1st LaPorte Tourney 2nd Conference 1st Sectionals 1st Regionals 2nd IN ORDER TO keep the ball in play, sen- ior Mary Potasnik quickly shuffles across court to reach the ball. Girls’ Tennis 99 FULL EXTENSION IS important in serv- ing Sophomore Ann Broderson stretch- es in order to get more power in her serve. GIRLS’ TENNIS TEAM: (front row) Sheila Ramakrishnan, Aileen Dizon, Kelly Chapin. Caryn Cammarata, Jayne Rovai, Andrea Kott, Lori Goldberg, Nicki Kott. (back row) Carmi Thornton, Karen Coltun, Laura Brauer, Lisa Scherer, Ann Broderson, MaryPotasnik, Patty Potas- nik, Reggie Zurad, Kim Watson. CONCENTRATING ON THE ball, soph- WITHOUT TAKING HER eyes off the omore Laura Brauer prepares to hit a ball, junior Andreakott establishes her backhand shot. position in order to correctly hit the ball. 100 Girls ' Tennis KEEPING HER EYE on the ball, Nicki BEFORE THE CALUMET match, Girls ' Kott, sophomore, adjusts her footing to Tennis Coach Carmi Thornton assigns move into the ball. the players to their courts. ition changes on the team. Mary and Kelly played number one doubles rather than number three and number two singles, respectively. Andrea and Laura played number two doubles as opposed to their usual number four and number five singles po- sitions, and sophomore Nicki Kott, number two doubles play- er, competed as the number two singles player. Kelly explained that " the shift in positions called for a change in my game strategy since number one doubles and number two singles are differ- ent.” In contrast, Coach Thornton views Nicki ' s position change as the more challenging one. " It is more difficult to go from dou- bles to singles because of the required footwork adjustment.” The changes in game strate- gy and the newness of the team didn’t hinder the attempts to maintain tradition. One singles and two doubles teams quali- fied for the Regional tourna- ment, and sophomore Lori Gold- berg, placing second at Regionals, qualified for State. Mixing old with new is a chal- lenge in any situation, but a young team, new coach, and 12-0 record also contribute to a winning tradition. SINCE PRACTICE MAKES perfect, the doubles team of sophomores Nicki Kott and Reggie Zurad concentrate in prac- tice sessions as well as in competition. Girls ' Tennis 101 BOYS’ GOLF TEAM: (front row) Mike Jeneske, Mark Gozdecki, Eric Gluth, Mike Campo, Brian Banks, Steve Lang, (back row) Joe Castor, Rick Diehl, Tom Kudele, Nick Rovai, Cary Gessler, Coach Ed Musselman. FINISHING UP ON the 18th hole, senior Rick Diehl reads the green in hopes of a par His consistency on the course earned him the Most Valuable Player Award. WITH THE AID of his pitching wedge, junior Steve Lang blasts out of the bunk- er onto the green. 102 Boys ' Golf (jfreen team chips way to above par season Practice, a good attitude, and plenty of experience all contrib- ute to a successful team. The Boys’ Golf Team according to their coach, Mr. Ed Musselman, mathematics teacher, had ev- erything going for them but ex- perience. Throughout the season the boys faced a number of difficul- ties. Not only did many of the underclassmen have to play on unfamiliar golf courses, but the inclement weather caused a number of rain-out practices and matches. “In the end this didn’t bother us much as we fin- ished with a pretty good re- WARMING UP FOR Sectionals, sopho- more Mark Gozdecki practices chipping out of the green. Mark ' s positive atti- tude toward the game paid off as he was awarded the Co-captain Award. cord,” commented sohpomore Mark Gozdecki. The team im- proved their previous year’s 7-8 record by raising their slate well over the 500 mark, finishing 10- 7. The year was not filled only with disadvantages as the team showed a “unique attitude,” ac- cording to Coach Musselman. “There was an outstanding amount of interest from all the players towards playing the game and towards each other. They seemed determined to succeed,” he explained. The team carried this attitude with it to Sectionals. “We gave it our all and our scores were consistent, but just not low enough to qualify for Region- als,” remarked senior co-cap- tain Rick Diehl. The team re- ceived a fourth place in Sectionals, just missing the qualifying mark for Regionals. Rick, the senior member of the group seemed to symbolize the team’s attitude as he re- ceived the Most Valuable Play- er Award and the Pride, Hustle and Desire Award, which he shared with sophomore Mark Gozdecki. The Outstanding Freshman Award was given to Joe Castor. Wrapping up the season, Coach Musselman found it “en- joyable. " “The team showed a lot of improvement and the boys have plenty of talent. All they need is experience, and this year brought them one step closer,” Rick added. Boys ' Golf 10-7 MHS 0PP Hammond Clark 174 219 Merrillville 183 169 Lake Central 182 155 Morton 158 182 Hobart 176 Griffith 169 156 Lowell 163 187 Highland 173 162 Crown Point 169 156 Calumet 166 186 Hanover Central 180 Griffith 163 166 Lowell 168 182 Highland 161 150 Lake Central 169 157 Crown Point 182 195 Rensselaer Invitational 10th Highland Invitational 4th LaPorte Invitational 24th Lafayette Invitational 6th Lake Hills Invitational 12th Sectionals 4th I AFTER SHOOTING FOR a birdie, soph- omore John Holzhall watches to see if his putt is on line. AIMING FOR THE 6th hole, sophomore John Hozhall follows through on his tee shot, hoping to miss the bunker. Boys ' Golf 103 MM PRACTICING BEFORE THE Highland game, senior Jon Trusty prepares for the shots that will come his way. The practice paid off as only one ball en- tered the goal in the Bootman 5- 1 victo- ry against Highland. ON THE DEFENSE, senior Branko Marie tries to block a kick by an East Chicago opponent. It was a futile at- tempt as the Rough Riders downed the team 2-5. ] Jotivated with revenge, Bootmen conquer first 3 ... 2 ... 1 .. . Bang! That ' s the end of the final game in the Lake Suburban Conference, and the Bootmen edged past Portage 2-1 to capture the first place trophy. While their record stands at 12-3, the Bootmen feel they have achieved a perfect re- cord. “We have avenged two of the three losses.” boasted Dan Jeftich, soccer coach: After be- ing showered with ice water, he realized they had avenged the only remaining loss, East Chica- go Washington. With the football field off-lim- its, the soccer team was forced to hold their practices at Beech Park and their home games at Highland High School. Senior captain Mladen Kralj commented, “On the positive side, we kept in shape by run- ning the mile and a half to Beech Park, but having home games away, we didn’t get enough fans out.” Despite a sometimes small audience, the Bootmen achieved a first place finish in Conference. And, although they lost to East Chicago Washing- ton 5-2; Portage 2-0; and Mer- rillville 1-2; in regular season play, " this made us realize, we could lose just like everyone else, " proclaimed junior Dan Kmack. Due to the winning seasons of the past four years, “team members made it, guided by the experienced seniors, through the ups and downs of the sea- s on,” added Mladen. When the play-off games be- gan, the Bootmen were pre- pared to seek revenge against the teams which smeared their perfect record. After sliding Continued DRIBBLING THE BALL into enemy terri- tory, Captain Mladen Kralj, senior, eventually knocked the ball into the goal during the Bootman victory against Gavit, 3-0. 104 Soccer mm THE FIRST TEAM to spoil the team’s near-perfect record was East Chicago Washington (ECW) as the Bootmen were the victims of a 2-5 ECW victory. During the game senior Dane Johnson, captain, tackles the ball and attempts to relay it in order to put the ball in the back of the net. IN AN ATTEMPT to remove a blemish from their record, senior Octavio Car- doso and the Bootmen avenged their loss by beating Portage 2-1. Varsity Soccer 12-3 MHS OPP Hammond High 3 1 Morton 4 2 Clark 2 0 E.C. Washington 2 5 Hammond Tech 8 0 Gavit 3 0 Gary Wirt 10 0 Andrean 9 0 Portage 0 2 Merrillville 1 2 Highland 5 1 Playoffs Andrean 3 2 Merrillville 8 1 Portage 2 1 I ON THE RUN, sophomore Marinko Bos- nich is determined to recapture the ball passed to him during their Hammond Noll victory. I Soccer 105 Nfas by Andrean in the first game, the soccer team was ready for Merrillville. When it was time for the second battle between the two teams, the Bootmen re- fused to face defeat again and clobbered them 8-1. In the third and final game against Portage the competition was tense, but when the dust lifted, and the game was over, the Bootmen prevailed as champions. In his first year as Soccer Coach, Dan Jeftich was “very pleased by the season as a whole,” and he believed his team was still undefeated. “The team attitude was very positive, everyone cooperated with one another and shared their per- sonal skills.” “Under our new coach every- one worked really hard to have the successful season which we did have,’’ senior Dane Johnson concluded. BEFORE THE IMPORTANT game against Portage, Coach Dan Jeftich gives last minute instructions to senior Bill Carlson and junior Dan Kmack. His strategy was effective as the Bootmen captured the Conference title with a 2-1 victory. VARSITY SOCCER TEAM: (front row) Julius Pawlowski, Dan Kmack, Mladen Kralj, Octavio Cardoso, Mark Melby. (second row) Jim Kotaris, Dane John- son, Jim Sharp, Peter Kokko, Todd Pa- kos, Tim Samels, Bill Carlson, Mark Hol- lingsworth. (back row) Jon Trusty, Branko Marie, Mike Etling, Mike Sper- anza, Jim McCormack, Marinko Bos- nich, Mark Luberda, Gus Alonzo, Rob Hanus, Coach Dan Jeftich. 106 Soccer AS THE SOCCER ball rolls down the field unmanned, senior Mark Luberda attempts to beat his opponents to it. His efforts paid off during the second play- off game as he aided in the shellacking of Merrillville 8-1. WITH NEW UMBRO uniforms and a new home field. Highland, the soccer team made due and collected a 12-3 record. After passing the 50-yard line, senior Pete Kokko prepares to pass during the shut-out victory against Gavit. ANOTHER ONE BITES the dust as sen- ior Dane Johnson hits the ground after being hacked by an East Chicago Washington player. The Washington players still stood and went on to beat their Mustang foes. DESPITE THE BROKEN wrist he re- ceived during the indoor soccer sea- son, senior Captain Mladen Kralj contin- ued to parcitipate with fellow Bootmen. Mladen prepares to take the ball down- field after sophomore Marinko Bosnich deludes their East Chicago Washington opponents. Soccer 107 r tickmen stomp snags to Sectional spot It was an early January morn- ing and the mercury had not yet hit 32°. He had his boots and overcoat, and he was ready to observe the start of practice which began at 7:00 a.m. sharp. The weather was windy and in the 20 ' s with a gentle fallen snow covering the ground from the storm the night before. Hockey, snow skiing and ice skating would probably fit the standards for this type of cli- mate, but to his surprise it was the start of the Munster Varsity Baseball season. As he reached the baseball diamond there was nobody around. “Am I fatheaded or something, nobody practices baseball outside in this weath- er,” he said to himself. Stiff as a board he headed to the Field- house where he heard the sounds of what appeared to be baseballs. He entered from the south end and approached what appeared to be a player. " Excuse me, is this the Munster Varsity Baseball Practice? " With which the young man an- swered quite quickly, “Yes.” He headed past him with his ga- loshes, leaving wet tracks be- hind him, not knowing what to expect next. After a few more strides he came upon two play- ers which were fielding ground balls; inquiring how they felt about practicing so early. “It helps you get ready for the up- coming season,” remarked senior shortstop Joe Poi. After further questioning of other players and of the coach, he packed up his notes only to re- turn in a few days. After several trips and many notes, the season was half over. As usual with his boots and overcoat he stood in the brisk, cold air beside the du- gout with his scarf over his mouth. Taking his scarf off and clearing his throat, he proceed- ed with his questioning. He went down the rows selecting topics with which he could interest them. “How has the team been performing? " After which pitch- er Dave Robinson, junior, said Continued WITH PROPER TECHNIQUE and deter- mination, junior Roger Teller winds up on a 3-2 count against his Highland oppo- nent. AT A JOG, senior Mike Pruzin scores easily on a long fly to left field, while the opposing Griffith catcher watche s in disbelief. 108 Baseball AT COACH DAVE Knish’s signal, soph- omore Hal Morris rounds first and heads to second base after hitting a grounder through the middle, past the second baseman. CONCENTRATING ON THE pitcher s actions, junior John Cerajewski leads off first base to shorten his run to sec- ond on a steal. LUCKILY, THE TIE goes to the runner, in this case junior Louie Carbonaire, who slides into third narrowly missing the third out of the inning and the Stick- men ' s last chance to score against Highland. Varsity Baseball 19-14 MHS OPP Hammond Morton 2 13 East Chicago 3 2 Roosevelt Hammond Clark 3 4 Hobart 5 2 River Forest 13 0 Portage 5 4 Michigan City 3 0 Rogers Michigan City 3 2 Rogers Calumet 5 2 Highland 0 4 Whiting 7 3 Whiting 2 6 Lake Central 1 0 Crown Point 3 7 Lowell 9 2 Griffith 1 1 1 Calumet 3 5 East Chicago 3 4 Washington Highland 0 5 Lake Central 2 4 Crown Point 4 6 Benton Central 2 0 Benton Central 5 2 Lowell 1 2 Griffith 1 0 Blackford Tourney (Ft. Wayne Northrop)5 1 (Blackford) 1 4 Lake Station 6 0 Merrillville 2 17 Merrillville 0 8 Sectionals (Whiting)4 0 Semi-finals (Gavit) 3 1 Championship (Clark) 8 2 Junior Varsity 6-4 MHS OPP Clark 1 1 6 Clark 6 2 Hobart 0 5 Lake Central 4 3 Lowell 8 5 Griffith 4 5 Valparaiso 7 4 Valparaiso 6 2 Bishop Noll 1 2 J.V. Tourney (Griffith) 5 9 Freshman 1-2 MHS OPP Portage 2 1 Calumet 3 6 Valparaiso 2 6 IN BEFORE GAME observation Coaches Mike Niksic and Dave Knish watch the opposing team taking infield practice to point out their defensive weaknesses. Baseball 109 Stick men “I think we started out well in the beginning, but our pitchers got tired and started showing some of their inexperience at the varsity level.” After much surveying he dis- covered the secret to the Mus- tang team. Despite difficulties with rainouts and plauged with key errors and base on balls, the team’s performance went from 9-4 in the early season to 16-14 at the end, exceeding last year ' s marks and estab- lishing new records, such as the most consecutive defensive scoreless innings of 26. Special highlights consisted of a hard earned 5-1 victory over second ranked Fort Wayne Northrop. Topping this victory was their Sectional Championship, the first in Mustang history. Captain and second base- man John Cerajewski, junior, explained, " our pitching staff did a good job and our hitting improved.” With all but four players to return next spring the hopes and pride of Munster baseball and of the students will be one of a bright outlook. First baseman Hal Morris, soph- omore, said, " with only four players leaving the team we should have a better exper- ienced ball club playing on the varsity level.” Upon this note the scout picked up his bags, not forget- ting his boots or his overcoat, and headed for the airport for his return trip to Los Angeles to report his findings to the scouts. WITH HIS EYES on the ball and follow- ing through with his swing, senior Adam East er connects with the ball and sends a line drive up the middle, advancing the runners. EYES CONCENTRATING on the catch- er ' s mitt, pitcher Dave Robinson, junior, strides forward during his pre-game warm-up. MOVING INTO FOUL territory, sopho- more Hal Morris ends the game by catching a fly ball. 110 Baseball FOLLOWING THE ADVICE of Coach Mike Niksic, junior Louie Carbonaire takes the next pitch in hopes of attain- ing a base on balls. BUNTING IS A strategy used to ad- vance a base runner. Senior Joe Poi demonstrates his anticipation as he backs away from an inside pitch. VARSITY BASEBALL TEAM: (front row) Bob Sirounis, Manager Steve Sophco, Mike Pruzin, Roger Teller, Joe Poi, Jim Such, John Cerajewski, Zlatan Stepanovich, Bryan Duffala. (back row) Coach David Knish, Barry Klosak, Jim Zajac, Tim Markowitz, Lou Carbonaire, Adam Easter, Hal Morris, Paul Banas, Dave Robinson, Coach Mike Niksic. Baseball 111 STRETCHING OUT BEFORE meets helps loosen up any tight muscles be- fore the competition begins. Coach Steve Stanek helps loosen up senior Mike Conces ' s before the start of the race. PEP TALKS PLAY an important role in psyching up team members. Cross country Coach Jack Yerkes, English teacher, gives some last minute advice to team members junior Caroline Paul- son and senior Lynn Smallman. DISCUSSING GAME PLANS on the sideline is one of the responsibilities of Assistant Coach Al Bochnowski and Head Coach Leroy Marsh at the start of the football game. SELLING TICKETS FOR the Lowell basketball game is one of the responsi- bilities of cheerleading squads. Senior varsity cheerleader Sharon Vierk backs her team up through selling pre-game tickets to junior Helenka Zeman. 112 Readying for sports Get Ready Unseen agents " behind great victories A few seconds remain on the clock as the Mustangs trail by one. The ball’s in play two, one . . . the shot’s off and it’s good! But even before great victories are achieved something else is contributed. One must remem- ber the important aspects be- fore the season starts. Most winning seasons start with hard, vigorous practices. Each individual’s attitude and physical fitness attribute to his determination in playing to his or her potential. Hard workouts in swimming, football, wrestling and other sports all began with important stretching exercise for the muscles in readying the body for competition. Wrestler Dave Speroff explained, " stretching is very important before a meet or practice be- cause wrestlers are suscept- ible to injuries.” Dave added that " practicing was necessary to better your skills in the sport before the competition does oc- cur.” There was more to sporting events than athletes. For in- stance, Drill Team and Flag Corps performers, program WARMING UP IN the pool Is one of the main routines before a meet starts. Kathy Smith, junior, dives in the water to complete her warm up lap before her competition begins. sellers, concession workers, coaches and officials all played an important role. " In order to participate in halftime events at the games, it took many hours of practicing to better the per- formances,” explained sopho- more Drill Team member Jane Michel. Many times the practice not only built up endurance but helped the athletes go into meets and games knowing what to do. Junior Juanito Ting ex- plained “practice is considered a prerequisite because it helped you to know your game plan. Athletes in the future will al- ways keep practicing whether they are the star on the team or the last person on the bench. Junior Pete Mann explained, " practicing and preparing for sporting events makes an ath- lete hope of someday making it to the top. " Readying for sports 113 Diversions Escaping the school syndrome through varied interests, hobbies S oaring through the sky above the world, competing in a boxing match in front of hundreds of people, dancing in the tranquil- ity of a studio, bicycling miles away from home . . . These ac- tivities broke the monotony of everyday school life. Students often turned to extracurricular activities to break the routine; others, however, needed more diverse activities to escape. On weekends or whenever it was possible, senior Greg Gold- smith flew above the rest of the world as he strove to attain his pilot’s license. “It’s great to be flying way above everything and everyone. You leave everything else behind,” he commented. Tom Brazina, senior, along with many other students, has found another way to escape. Tom rode his bike from 5 to 20 miles a day. He explained his reasons, “biking provides a way to relieve the pressures of the day. It gives me time to be all by myself.” While many activities were for personal escape, some ac- tivities released the tension of IN TIME TO the music, senior Diane Swanson uses her backward skating ability at Lynwood Skating Rink. the school day schedule. As school year began and the ho hum of the ever yday routine got into swing, students looked for an outlet to escape. While the weather was still good ten- nis and basketball courts were filled. Joggers and bikers domi- nated roadsides. Hunters and trappers filled the forests, and frisbee golf players, motor- cross racers, and soccer play- ers practiced on empty fields. Gloomy, rainy days provided different alternatives as many students flooded to the nearest health club to lift weights and to swim. Others, entertained themselves in an intense game of racquetball. “Courts are al- ways crowded on rainy days,” commented senior Jeff Arnold. Those who did not wish to wait for a court found other forms of recreation. Boys played pool or cards, while girls rollerskated or bowled. “Bowling gives us something to do when nothing continued 114 Recreational Sports STOPPING TO LOOK at the view off of a covered bridge in Crown Point, senior Tom Brazina rests before continuing his long bike journey home. AN OUT OF school organized basket- ball team keeps Catholic Youth Organi- zation team members busy practicing for an upcoming game at St. Thomas More gym. NOT SPONSORED BY the school, skate-boarding has become a popular sport. Senior Jim Decola concentrates on turning his body and board on the 10 foot ramp located in his backyard. Diversions can be done outside,” ex- plained senior Diane Kanic. ‘‘We challenge each other in a game of pool if there is not a thing to do,” remarked senior Steve Lennertz. As the days got shorter and cooler, and rain froze to snow, other activities had to occupy students’ time. With the first major snowfall, skiers headed for the nearest slope, while those unable to make it that far settled for sledding on Highland Hill. In parks and lakes some people were found cross coun- try skiing, while ice rinks were full of hockey players and ice skaters. Snowmobiles raced in empty fields. “Whenever there is a good snow, I go skiing,” commented senior Mary Potas- nik. Senior Mark Porter added “Cold nights with no wind are excellent to go snowmobiling in. These activities were ended temporarily as the days got longer and the sun got stronger. Once again joggers and bikers appeared on the roadside. Golfers and soccer players be- gan practicing their skills, while tennis players headed for near- by courts. As school ended, summer began and students went their own way. Some en- joyed waterskiing, sailing, or just swimming and lying on the beach, but as the start of school approached, and the routine began, the search for other activities began all over again. INTENSE CONCENTRATION IS neces- sary in order to win a game of frisbee golf. Junior Hal Lusk carefully aims at the next basket in hopes of attaining the par. SPARETIME MEANS PLAYING golf for senior Rick Diehl as he sharpens his chipping skill at Wicker Park Golf Course. 116 Recreational Sports “5 BREAKING THE MONOTONY of a school day, seniors Greg Ryan and Chris Resler take time out to play a game of racquetball at the nearby Olym- pic Racquetball Club. HUNTING ENTAILS AN early start, warm clothing and a powerful rifle. Ted Ziants, senior, beats the rising sun as he hunts for game in nearby woods. Due to unseasonal weather, Ted went home empty handed. ALL ALONE IN the quietness of a danc- ing studio, senior Maureen Mellady works to better her dancing ability. Recreational Sports 117 SENIOR HEIDI LANGENDORFF learns a lifting pose from an ISU cheerleader at the cheerleading clinic held as a fundraiser for all area cheerleading squads. FRESHMEN CHEERLEADERS: Rene Larson, Lisa Trilli, Tricia Koman, Rosie Mason, Sally Shaw. BEFORE THE START of each basketball game, var- sity cheerleaders individually honor the starting line-up. Senior Nicki Davis honors senior Rob Ruda- kas with a " Lets go Rudakas” jump. 118 Spirit leaders Guys lift rahs while raising school spirit Boy spirit leaders aided the cheer- leaders by being the foundations for mounts at basketball games. Seven boys were added to the cheerleading squad in order to build more intricate and difficult mounts and stunts. “Cheerleaders from previous years used guys once in a while, but we wanted to use them at least every home basket- ball game,” explained senior Heidi Lan- gendorff. Besides having practices once a week, cheerleaders practiced additionally dur- ing the week with the boys. During the summer the cheerleaders attended a cheerleading camp at Valpar- aiso University, sponsored by Dynamic Cheerleaders Association (DCA). " It last- ed for four days, and on the last day they had a final evaluation. We received sec- ond place, missing first by one point,” ex- plained senior co-captain Nicki Davis. As a fundraiser, the cheerleaders de- cided to hold a clinic. “DCA sent us material about sponsoring a clinic with them as the teachers, but they were not available Nov. 8, the date we wanted. So, we decided to get the Indiana State Uni- versity (ISU) cheerleaders for our clinic, because they were national champs. The whole clinic worked out really well,” ex- plained Heidi. Senior Sharon Vierk further explained that the clinic was their biggest money making project. “We cleared $900. At the clinic, the girls and squads who partici- pated in the clinic learned new cheers. We also got new spirit ideas from cheer- leaders from other schools. We also had our spirit leaders at the clinic, to learn from the male ISU cheerleaders how to lift correctly. Since the clinic went over so well, we are now planning to sponsor the clinic every year.” Besides cheering at pep rallies and selling candy, stationary, streamers, cal- endars and mums, the cheerleaders also painted signs, TPed the football and basketball players’ houses and locker- oom, sent secret admirer letters and cheered the school on, as part of their normal routine. VARSITY CHEERLEADERS: Tammy Thornton, Nicki Davis, Jeanine Gozdecki, Sharon Vierk, Cheryl Mor- gan, Heidi Langendorff. PRACTICING STUNTS FOR the basketball game. JUNIOR VARSITY CHEERLEADERS: Karen De- senior Cheryl Morgan soars upward with the aid of Cola, Sue Wojcik, Heidi McNair, Karen Kuklinski. the male lifters, a new addition to the varsity squad. Spirit leaders 119 AS HER SWIMMER comes in first, junior swimming GTO member Helenka Zeman promptly takes the winner’s time. Afterwards she will record the time and send it to the official timer. SWIMMING GTO: (front row) Karen Gerlach, Me- lanie Santare, Cathy Pfister, Sonja Spolijaric, Karen Kaegebein, Kathy Kolodzeij, Lisa Hodges, (second row) Kris Bittner, Donna Farkos, Laura Boyd, Kris Pardell, Anna Simeoni, Kim Richards, Diane Borto. (third row) Lisa Doyle, Lynn Powell, Ela Aktay, Kathy Fitt, Ellen Derrico, Cynthia Madsen, Patty Reddel, Denise Olan, Lisa Rodrieguez. (back row) Jessica Zeman, Joanne Jaceczko, Edye Spungeon, Helenka Zeman, Beth Micenko, Karen Orlich, Kelly Moore, Lisa Levin, Liz Yosick, Nancy Muncha. TRACK GTO: (front row) Paula Schoenberg, Pam Michel, Laura Brockel, Sandy Osinski, Tracy Rigg, Jackie O ' Drobinak. (second row) Suzy Hesterman, Carrie Nelson, Karen Harkins, Kim Plesha, Chris Snyder, Jelena Trikch. (third row) Joanne Jaceczko, Karen Kruzan, Ela Aktay, Kris Pardell, Brenda Kush- nak, Tara Stevens, Jessica Zeman. (back row) He- lenka Zeman, Lisa Gerdt, Judy Urosevich, Linda McFadden, Janna Compton, Pam Pilarczyk, Julie Ryan, Cheryl Wolf. KEEPING A RUNNING tally of points, senior GTO member Rebecca Janovsky keeps the crowd updat- ed on the meet against Lake Central. 120 GTO GTO boosts teams’ morale with secret surprises Raising morale besides performing var- ious other activities at meets was accom- plished by the girls involved with Swim- ming, Wrestling, and Track Girls Timing Organ izations (GTO). The girls attended the meets and cheered the various athletes on, under the leadership of sponsor Mrs. Doris Johnson, English teacher; junior Elaine Markovich, president; junior Sonja Spol- jarik, Swimming vice president; junior Mi- chelle Bados, Wrestling vice president; and senior Laura Brockel, Track vice president. Besides timing, the girls also per- formed other functions. They decorated athletes’ lockers, sent secret admirer notes, and for the important meets, they T.P.ed athletes’ homes. They also held fundraisers such as, bake sales and the selling of M M’s. “Wrestling coach, Mr. Dennis Haas, took time out to demonstrate to us how to time, and what he expected of us at meets. Because of his interest and the wrestlers’ appreciation, we increased our membership and participation,” stated Michelle. On the other hand, Sonja was disap- pointed with the response of the Swim- ming GTO. " The girls didn’t seem to par- ticipate as they have in the past, and the swimmers really noticed.” Dear John Doe, I’m sure you’ll do terrif- ic at the meet tonight, I always watch you at the meets. Maybe one day you’ll find out who I am. Love Always, Your secret admirer. SATISFYING HER HUNGER, sophomore Cathy Pfister chooses her favorite out of the remaining selection of baked goods, while wrestling GTO member junior Joanne Jaceczko gets her change. WRESTLING GTO: (front row) Debbie Witham, Heidi McNair, Michelle Bados, Karen Markovich, Chris Snyder, Sue Hodor. (second row) Linda Psaros, Ka- ren Golden, Linda Colgrove, Caryn Cammarata, Ka- ren Gerlach, Kris Bittner, Suzane Laskey, Mara Can- delaria. (third row) Karen Atlas, Joanne Jaceczko, Kathy Kolodziej, Laura Boyd, Meg Galvin, Amy Nel- son, Jamie Harrison, Becky Georgas. (fourth row) Rebecca Janovsky, Patty Etling. Evelyn Howarth, Alice Clark, MaryJo Carlson, Laura Kyriakides, Elaine Markovich, Cheryl Hemmingway. (back row) Peggy Collins, Kathy Miller, Lisa Johnson, Kathy Koman, Lauren Shoemaker, Carolyn Reppa, Kelly Moore, Sandy Harding. GTO 121 LETTERMEN: (front row) John Cerajewski, Matt Urbanski, Jim Kovach, Tim Agerter, Dave Hughes, Tom Figler, James Yang, Mike Barth, Kirk Billings. Craig Murad, (second row) Dan Kmak, Ralph Sebr- ing, Ted Muta, Brian Lambert, Clark Labitan, Ron Polyak, Tod Delaney, Todd Rukous, Mark Gozdecki. (third row) Neil Brown, Jim Such, Andy Navaro, Chris Resler, Mark Luberda, Joe Stodola, Pete Frankos, Howard Marcus, Chuck Reed, Roger Tell- er. (fourth row) Dave Baron, Dan Bard, Steve Phis- ter, Dane Johnson, Jeff Markowicz, John Kovach, Paul Yorke, Mladen Kralj, Dan Knight, (fifth row) Mark Ignas, Kraig Hayden, Mike Conces, Bob Rhind, Herb Yekel, Tim Markowicz, Steve Hudnall, Michael Etling, Dave Min. (sixth row) John Hasse, Steve Zeldenrust, Hal Morris, Mike Chelich, Kevin Casey, Serbo Simeoni, Doug Heinz, Rick Palmer, Verne Holzhall. (back row) Branco Merric, Stan Skawinski, Rob Rudakas, Mark Molinaro, Dave Decker, Rob Schoonmaker, John Trusty, Kile Bill- ings. Dave Nagy, Al Nowak. LETTERWOMEN: (front row) Natalie Urbanski, Lori Goldberg, Amy Heatherington, Rene Gray, Mari Sar- tain, Kim Richards, Andrea Kott. (second row) De- anna Komyatte, Kathy Smith, Stefanie Johnson, Sue Fuller, Patty Etling, Cheryl Morgan, Kelly Chapin, Leslie Doyle, (third row) Cheryl Hemingway, Heidi Wiley, Pam Roberts, Lynn Smallman, Caroline Paul- son, Mary Jo Branco, Anna Simeoni. (back row) Mary Potasnik, Kathy Fitt, Sue Hodor, Eva Zygmunt, Pam Selby, Coleen Snow, Maureen Obuch, Elaine Markovich, Kathy Koman. DIGGING IN HER apron to get change, senior Let- terwomen president Rene Gray sells a program to Mr. and Mrs. Rich McNair at the East Chicago Roo- sevelt basketball game. All funds for the selling of programs went to the Letterwomen organization as the Lettermen Club was not organized. 122 Letterpeople Girls’ Letter Club benefits from lack of Lettermen Club As Letterwomen participation in- creased, Lettermen enthusiasm went on a decline. One could have seen the Let- terwomen holding the ropes and selling programs at the boys’ and girls’ basket- ball games, jobs formerly performed strictly by the boys. Linder the leadership of sponsor Coach Carmi Thornton, Girls’ Athletic Director, seniors Rene Gray, president; Mari Sar- tain, vice president; and Amy Heathering- ton, secretary-treasurer; Letterwomen acquired new jackets and new sweaters, and organized a new system of points. Girls in Letterwomen’s Club needed 45 points to continue their membership in the club. The girls received points by selling programs at games, keeping statistics, WHILE SELLING A program at the boys basketball game, senior Cindy Bogucki hands senior Amy Keir- non a program so she can look up all the players names and positions. selling tickets, and working in other ways at athletic functions. " The point system kept participants active in the organiza- tion, " commented senior Mary Potasnik. Letterwomen sold M M’s the week after Christmas as a fund raiser. " Everyone was really cooperative and the girls were real excited to help with all the functions and fundraisers. We really had an enthusiastic group,” stated Rene. On the other hand, the boys did not organize a club. " They could have orga- nized, someone should have tried, but no one seemed interested, " explained sen- ior Kevin Casey. Senior Mladen Kralj elaborated by saying, " without an orga- nized club there really isn’t an incentive for the players to go out for the letters. I feel that the letters don’t mean as much; it also discourages team spirit.” Senior Nick Pokrifcak, commented " tha t they didn’t do much last year, and that might be the reason why the guys lost their interest and enthusiasm with the club this year.” Mr. Don Lambert, athletic director was very disappointed on how the Lettermen Clubwasrun in the past. For the future, he plans to organize a totally new club and point system so more boys will be able to participate in the club. EVEN THOUGH LETTERMEN’S Club did not orga- nize, seniors Howard Marcus and Bob Rhind show- off their jackets while joking around with senior Jeff Prendergast before attending a wrestling practice after school. Letterpeople 123 turous after the fire. Peeping beyond stacked boxes or searching on the stage, students may have discovered their miss- ing classroom. Once the classroom was found, it was now important for the students to use their heads, hands, and mouths. Each class involved " heads up,” “hands up,” and ‘‘speak up” thinking, yet some stressed one component more than the others. Making use of " heads,” " hands,” or " mouths” skills, some students were able to become club members. Here, al- though the three facets were used, one was of major importance. For example, National Honor Society specialized with their minds, Speech members used their mouths, while Chess members worked with their hands. Clubs also overcame problems includ- ing the lack of interest and sponsors. One other problem was that of the new “no selling candy throughout the school day” rule. Whether it was figuring out how to go around the blocked entrances or getting organized, students still managed to take it all in stride. Hands, heads, mouths set class, dub cornerstone After turning left at the bulldozer and stepping over the newly poured cement, students entered the maze of a once- completed building. Not only was the building incomplete, but it was a mess of scattered classrooms. Because of the construction and fire, students had to convert their four-walled classrooms into open spaces at the middle school, teach- ers’ as well as students’ cafeterias, and uncarpeted cubby corners scattered with stuffed boxes. Searching for classrooms was an ad- venture when school started because of the construction, and it got more adven- GETTING IT RIGHT this time, sophomore Rick Gei- ger slides into the music. EXPERIMENTAL MICE BECAME the basis of sen- iors Bob Rhind’s and Rob Rudakas ' s research pa- pers in Advanced Biology. Further research papers using laboratory data were unobtainable to Ad- vanced Biology students due to construction and fire-related damage. WITH HIS SPECIAL safety gloves and a protective mask, junior Jerry Bowen prepares to finish his welding project. BIOLOGY CLASSES WERE forced to find alternate locations to hold classes after the closing of the lecture hall. Freshman Kathleen Przybyla adapts to using auditorium lap boards. Classes Clubs 125 v r SUMMER’S CAREFREE SMILES are paint- ed on the faces of junior Rebecca Labowitz and sophomores Reggie Zurad and Joi Wil- son as they find just enough time to make plans to spend the rest of the afternoon at the beach. AS EXPERIENCE IS the best teacher, stu- dents enrolled in Driver’s Education are giv- en the opportunity to drive and gain some practical experience. Sophomore Dan Ste- venson exits the car after learning how to parallel park. AS CONSTRUCTION FORCES summer school to be conducted at Frank H. Ham- mond elementary school, students are mad e to endure further inconveniences. Sophomore Dan Stevenson stretches down to quench his thirst before going to Driver’s Education, his 8 a m. class. SUMMER SCHOOL PROVIDES a relaxed atmosphere in which students can make up classes or complete classes they don ' t have room for in the regular school year. Alumnus Brent Wharf and senior Frank Ser- letic discuss the Industrial Revolution un- checked by U.S. History teacher, Mr. Gene Fort. 126 Summer School Lilliput Revisited Building project forces summer classes to move to grade school Jonathan Swift’s Gullivers Trav- els was brought to life last summer as 500 students were corralled into their own fantasy land. As Gul- livers, students appeared to be giants, as they entered the Lillipu- tian Land of Frank H. Hammond Elementary School for summer school courses. Due to the con- struction going on at the high school, administrators were forced to find this alternative loca- tion. After achieving the level of high school, the regression to grade school seemed degrading to the students; however, junior Claire Dixon stated that “the classes were air conditioned and every- thing was organized; but I was re- minded of where I was when my legs would cramp under the short desks. " Mr. Tennant found the effect of holding summer school at a new location may have had some im- pact on the attendance decline. While the site for summer school changed, a wide variety of courses was still offered. Howev- er, according to junior Danice Hol- ler, facilities were limited. She added that " most of our activities included calisthenics or running, but coach Jepson always tried to break the monotony, and one day we even played marbles which really made me feel like a grade school kid again.” As early August arrived and summer school came to a close, students were able to shed the feeling of abnormal largeness and returned to a place where they really fit in. DUE TO THE lack of facilities at Frank H. Hammond, Physical Education students ' activities were limited to calisthentics and running games. With his eyes on the ball, freshman Avi Stern prepares to score for his team. CONTENTED SURPRISE REGISTERS on the face of senior Marisa Gederian as she realizes that the final bell has rung, signal- ing that it is time to go home and enjoy summer activities. Summer School 127 Expanding New Courses Diversify, Enrich Old Curriculum PSYCHOMETERS PROVED USEFUL gad- gets during Earth Science for junior Karen Little and senior Mike Pluard. 128 New Courses Change (chanj) v.i. to alter; vary: as the scene changes. Some changes occur intentionally and deliberately to improve the circum- stances of those involved. This be- came clearer to students and teachers as four new courses were added to the curriculum. Encouragement from Principal Dr. David Dick to develop new classes, led to the introduction of Housing, Earth Science, World Ge- ography, and Applied Health classes. Housing, a class that deals with the aspects of buying and decorat- ing a home or an apartment, in- creased the options for a person pursuing a major in vocational economics. Earth Science, which had at- tracted the most response from students, had 80 students enrolled for the first semester. This class focused its attention on geology and all of its components. World Geography, according to History teacher Mr. Don Ker- naghan, " helps fill the gap in the students’ lack of basic geographi- cal knowledge and understanding by teaching them the basic funda- mentals of climate, topography and culture.” Applied Health is necessary for students planning to go into medi- cal fields according to Mr. Jack King, health teacher. The lectures taught students basic awareness of jobs available in the health field and provided a background in anatomy and physiology. These additions helped stu- dents to broaden their horizons and enabled them to adapt to the changing world outside of the classroom. A SUNNY FALL day provides a perfect op- portunity for the Earth Science classes to work outdoors in Bieker Woods. Junior Robin Stoner and freshman Karen Eggers measure the soil temperature and record their data. ALTHOUGH FURNISHINGS ALONE do not make a home, seniors Heather Jones and Karen Langford find luxurious surroundings help make it more comfortable. Housing re- quired students to design their own dream houses. WITH HIS INDEX finger junior Tim Agerter traces the outline of one of the major rivers in Russia. Maps played an important role in World Geography as students studied the continents. A TINGE OF surprise registers on the face of senior Ed Gomez as senior Susan Fuller pricks his finger to take a blood sample, obtaining some practical experience during Applied Health. New Courses 129 Heads Up Brain power dominates daily activities Ah yes, the mind. This miracu- lous wonder separates man from the beasts of the forests and fields. The ability to think and rea- son has created a world in which the environment can be altered with a turn of the thermostat dial, diseases cured with the popping of a pill, and wars fought with the flick of a little switch. Man has made a vast array of advancements in virtually every facet of life, from science and medicine, to art and literature, all due to the innate ability to use his mind. Think for a moment what school would be like if one was suddenly turned into a walking vegetable. He would be unable to think, much less read or write. Teachers air enough complaints about their stu- dent’s mental capacities! Every class entails the use of the mind. The brain performs a va- riety of amazing tasks, from deter- mining triangular similarity in Ge- ometry to diagramming a sentence in English. With the power of the brain, students could read their textbooks in Health and Safety, carry on discussions in Consumer Education, write their term paper for junior English, and study for their tests on genetics in Biology. Brain power was utilized in all the classes as students struggled to meet the necessary graduation requirements. Woods required stu- dents to dream up precise plans for their next project. Concentrat- ing on the ball in Physical Educa- tion was a must as students tried to spike the ball during the volley- ball unit. Singing in one of the choir classes demanded the students’ attention as they tried to sing on key. When a dish was being pre- pared in Foods II, it took careful planning for things to run smoothly. Special " mind” classes howev- continued 130 Heads Up FINDING IT HARD to concentrate on the long and drawn out proofs of the Pythago- rean theorm in geometry class, junior Lori Dernulc gazes out the window. DEVOTING HER FULL attention to the technical sketch in front of her, senior Kelly Svenningson carefully maneuvers her pen- cil in Drafting I. CONCENTRATING ON BETTERING their volleyball skills, freshman Mike Cadewitz and junior Bruce Braun practice spiking. TRYING TO FINISH a trigonometry unit test by the end of the hour, junior Caroline Paul- son finds the cosine using her calculator to speed up the process. IN ORDER FOR her printmaking students to fully understand the proper procedure, Mrs. Ruth Stout, art teacher, demonstrates the entire silkscreening process. Applying the right amount of pressure is crucial when transferring the paints onto the paper. Heads Up 131 Heads Up er, posed an extra demand on brain power. In advanced classes, students were required to tax their_ brains beyond that of the average student. Advanced English students on all levels were taught the same subject material as the regular English courses; however, they moved at a faster rate. This faster pace provided the extra time needed to read additional books, have more thorough discussions, and study more units. The advanced science courses were altered from their usual cur- riculum as the October fire made the laboratory inoperable. Since most of the science classes relied heavily upon lab work, the courses’ format had to be rear- ranged. In Advanced Chemistry, the theories behind organic chem- istry, atomic structure, bonding, and reaction rates could not be tested with actual individual ex- periments. However, the teachers did explain the practical applica- tions of these theories while dem- onstrating the techniques in front of the class. Because more infor- mation on vectors, distance, ve- locity, and acceleration was given in the classroom rather than in the laboratory, of the science courses offered, Advanced Physics classes were the least affected by the fire. Although Advanced Biology stu- dents completed their unit of ex- perimental mice surgery before the fire, the remainder of the se- mester became a rigid lecture test class, void of needed labora- tory time. Unaffected Project Biol- ogy students studied the wildlife of the Indiana State Dunes and Key West, Florida, even though much of their camping equipment and scuba diving gear was damaged by the fire. Classroom lectures en- abled them to develop the neces- sary mental powers to analyze and pinpoint the differences between ecosystems. Students prepared themselves for college studies in the ad- vanced math courses. New, spe- cially graphed blackboards en- abled math teachers to further explain concepts. Focusing on six major functions, Trigonometry stu- contlnued WOODS I OPENS a world of creativity to students. Making his ideas tangible, soph- omore Mark Fijut begins work on his next project. AFTER DRAWING AN unbalanced geomet- ric figure, freshman Marc Blac tries to cor- rect his mistakes with advice from his classmate, freshman Tony Checroun. 4 132 Mind Classes AS FRUSTRATION SETS in, senior Sandy Osinski ponders over a program trying to discover where she went wrong. JOURNALISM I HELPS students interested in a journalistic career become fully aware of all the opportunities offered. During an unusual experiment dealing with product appeal in the advertising unit, junior Danice Holler concentrates on making the best choice, while junior Rita Siavelis awaits her decision. AFTER THE FIRE destroyed much of the lab equipment, many chemistry students watched the teacher perform the experi- ments rather than participating in the ex- periments themselves. Sophomore John Frigo awaits the results of the experiment on making soap, ready to jot down the find- ings. Mind Classes 133 Heads Up dents applied acquired knowledge to wavelengths and identities. The theories behind derivatives, limits, and integrals were utilized as Cal- ' cuius students solved more com- plex math problems. Working hard on polynomials, conic sections, and matrices. College Algebra stu- dents were able to increase their understanding of algebraic theor- ies and applications. For people interested in the computer science field, Advanced Computer Math supplied the necessary equipment for the students to learn how to program computers in the basic and foreign language. Whether in an advanced course or in study hall, many students found daydreaming a pleasurable way to alleviate tension caused by school. While the teacher was busy lecturing, minds tended to drift into other thoughts, and plans were made for the upcoming week- end. Thoughts of homework were given a run down along with what books would have to be taken home that night to study. The mind did prove itself to be quite an amazing asset as stu- dents traveled through the school year. The flexibility of their brains enabled them to store a ware- house of information, and still al- lowed students enough time to drift off into their own thoughts. PROCRASTINATION IS WHY many stu- dents find themselves bogged down with homework. While his classmates go over a test he missed due to an absence, senior Frank Serletic found doodling more fun than catching up on his homework. BECAUSE OF THE obvious dangers in- volved, constant attention is required when .using power tools. Keeping his mind on his. work, sophomore Tim Peters cuts wood with the power saw. 134 Mind Classes WITH THEIR ROSINED bows gracefully sliding across their violins, senior Dave Smisek and sophomore James Yang use their mental powers to read the music and execute the proper playing techniques. Practice was emphasized as a means of improvement. OBLIVIOUS TO A world of triangular simi- larities and constructions, junior Barbara Gluth uses class time as dream time. Al- though most students were kept busy in school, many found the time for some pleasant daydream. LECTURES ARE THE most fundamental method of teaching. Once the basic infor- mation of a unit is given, teachers can as- sign projects and papers. Mr. Jeff Graves, Chemistry teacher, explains to his third hour class how the positive or negative charges of certain elements enable the atoms to form compounds. CONCENTRATION PLAYS A vital role in fast, accurate typing. If the eyes drift off the page and onto the keys, errors are made. This is the first lesson Typing I students, such as sophomore Anne Smiley, learn. Mind Classes 135 Mind Boggling Students exercise mind skills with challenging activities A lthough many attempt me, few are able to solve me. I can take a few minutes, a couple of hours, or even several days. People are drawn to me by my mind boggling challenges. What am I? •A PUZZLE Digressing from the day to day drudgeries of schoolwork, some students have found al- ternatives for exercising their mind skills. These alternatives are easily found, as it is not even neces- sary to look farther than the T.V. set or radio. T.V. game shows and radio call-in quizzes test intelligences with seeming- ly impossible questions. In ex- change for the correct answer the participant is awarded prizes and money. Beyond television and radio, there are a number of activities to keep the mind boggled which involve no rewards, but rather a feeling of accomplishment. Among these activities is the reading of mysteries. These books sharpen the skills of de- tection by captivating the read- er who desperately strives to discover “Who done it?” Junior Margaret Behrens believes that when you are reading a mystery you learn to " pick up details and subtle hints more easily be- cause you are always search- ing for clues.” Watching an illusion or spec- tacle of magic also seems to boggle the mind as thoughts of ‘‘How did he do that?” run through the observer’s head. Junior Natalie Urbanski com- mented that she never accepts magic as being for real, " I’m al- READING MYSTERY STORIES helps to improve the detection skills. Sopho- more Terri Case looks for details and clues to help her figure out " who done it " as she reads Poe’s mystery thriller, Mask of the Red Death. ways searching for what actual- ly happened or what the gim- mick is. " Along with mysteries and illu- sions, many other students par- ticipate in the numerous maga- zine and newspaper quizzes. These sharpen student’s men- tal skills by asking mind bog- gling questions about them- selves. Junior Karen Atlas added, “These articles some- times reveal things about your- self that you didn’t know, by getting you to contemplate over things that you ordinarily wouldn’t think about.” The list of mind boggling ac- tivities goes on and on, and it does not include any specific age group. From an early age, children’s minds begin being tested by games like " Ker- plunk” and “Chutes and Lad- ders.” Later on, the games switch to Backgammon, Chess, or the latest fad in mind bog- gling games, “Dungeons and Dragons.” At any age people are lured to the challenges of uneasily solved problems. Sophomore Laura Siegel, who enjoys playing Backgammon in her spare time, explained that, " No one really enjoys an easily solved game. It’s those that in- volve strategy or a lot of thought that are most popular.” 136 Mind Boggling BACKGAMMON IS A game which en- tails the continual learning of strate- gies. Taking time out of a busy day, sophomore Laura Siegel and English teacher Mr. David Russell catch a quick game of Backgammon after school. A QUICK WIT and a good imagination are needed in order to be a good player in a game of " Dungeons and Dragons. " In his role as dungeon master, senior David Baran checks over his charts to see if the game is going correctly. BETWEEN CUSTOMERS AT the book- store, sophomore Beth Macinko tests her I.Q. with a mind boggling game of " Pegs. " MAKING USE OF a little spare time at the end of class, juniors Karen Atlas and Claire Dixon engage in a game of tic tac toe. Mind Boggling 137 NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY (front row) Rebecca Janovsky, Patty Etling, Peggy Collins, Marisa Ge- derian, Carrie Nelson, Connie Harding, Jeanine Goz- decki, Cheryl Morgan, (second row) Colleen Snow, Lisa Fitt, Karen Kurzan, Heidi Langendorff, Jon Mintz, Kathy Koman, Richard Parbst, Amy Heather- ington, Cindy Bogucki. (third row) Nancy Griffin, Da- vid Smisek, Ed Gomez, Sharon Vierk, Diane Grambo, Rene Gray, Mike Etling, Dane Johnson, Amy Braun, Steve Zeldenrust. (back row) Carole Corns, Mark Luberda, Chris Faron, Jack Krawczyk, Dawn Hayden, Denise Ol an, Nancy McCain, Mi- chelle Uram, Paul Komyatte, Paula Schoenberg. BOYS AND GIRLS STATE (front row) Cheryl Mor- gan, Jackie Case, (back row) Paul Komyatte Kathy Koman, Mark Luberda. PRESIDENTIAL CLASSROOM (front row) Amy Braun, Paul Komyatte, Jonathan Mintz, Joanne Wro- bel. (back row) Patty Galante, Karen Kruzan, Kathy Koman, Cheryl Morgan, Rebecca Janovsky. NATIONAL MERIT SEMI-FINALISTS (front row) Carole Corns, Heidi Langendorff, Cheryl Morgan, (back row) Dane Johnson, Bob Novy, Nancy McCain. QUILL AND SCROLL (front row) Jonathan Mintz, Pam Pilarczyk, Karen Kruzan, Heidi Langendorff, Bruce Yalowitz. (back row) Joanne Wrobel, Kevin Casey, Connie Harding, Rene Gray, Ricky Check. THESPIANS (front row) Laurie Siegel, Theresa Case, Kerry Conner, Kim Larmee, Dan Shahbazi. (second row) Debbie Poi, Janet Melby, Sharon Rogers, Chris Finkiewicz, Hope Melby. (back row) Karen Stern, Brenda Kushnak, Terri Bame, Amy Braun, Beverly Rompola, Richard Parbst. 138 Honor Clubs Honored exceed basics of reading, ’riting, ‘rithmatic For other seekers in life, there was the chance to learn culture with summer class sessions held in France and Ger- many. Indiana University Honors in For- eign Languages offered the activity to students with a minimum of three years in a foreign language. Eight students also attained superiority by qualifying as National Merit Semi-fina- lists, following the scores on their Prelimi- nary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT). They represented the top one-half of one percent of all high school students throughout the nation. After 12 years of the basics, and achievements in reading, ' riting, ’rithma- tic, recommendations, rules, and regula- tions, students were now ready for the step into reality. I.U. HONORS (front row) Jeanine Gozdecki. (back row) Diane Grambo, Rene Gray. IN THE TRADITIONAL induction ceremony of Quill and Scroll members, seniors Heidi Langendorff and Jonathan Mintz pass the light of truth in the candle- lit ceremony. Reading, ' riting and ' rithmatic. Recom- mendations, rules and regulations. The three " R’s” suddenly became the six “R ' s” as students finally encountered the decision whether or not to join any of the seven honorary organizations available to them. Students with a grade point average of 3.2 and a reputation of being a service to the school and community, were eligible for membership in National Honor Soci- ety. Outstanding journalists were honored in Quill and Scroll, where a grade point average of 2.9 had to be maintained; while Thespians, an honorary society for active drama members, opened doors for tomorrow’s stars to prove themselves. “Members had to be versatile in all dif- ferent aspects of drama,” stated senior Kerry Connor, president. For those who sought adventure out- side the classroom, three organizations offered the opportunity to travel outside the city limits in obtaining knowledge. Three candidates each were chosen by faculty recommendations for Boys and Girls State, sponsored by the American Legion. The seminar, at Indiana State Uni- versity, gave candidates the chance to participate in imaginary governmental op- erations. Nine seniors also partook in govern- mental policies through Presidential Classroom. Each student spent one week viewing the process of lawmaking within the actual federal government in Wash- ington D.C. Honor Clubs 139 blue Monday Ml t can’t be Monday al- I ready!” With a slam of ■ his fist Exhausted Egg- bert shuts off his alarm, thinking “five more minutes won’t hurt. " Those minutes soon stretched into a half hour, and with his mother’s voice in the background, he some- how found the strength to pull him- self out of bed. With his head spinning from the night before, he stumbled to the bathroom, and grasping the sink for balance, he forced his eyes open. After a quick shower, Egg- bert, still not fully awake, hastily dressed and rushed off to school in a frenzy. Slipping in late to his first hour class while the teacher’s back was turned and reaching his desk with a sigh of relief because he went undetected, Eggbert put his head down and began to dream of his adventurous weekend. Abruptly awakened by an angry English teacher holding a vocabu- lary test which he had forgotten to It’s just another one of those days study for, he sleepily raised his CATCHING THE BUS on a Monday morning might prove to be quite an amazing feat of skill; however, freshman Gus Alonzo dem- onstrates that 15 minutes to get ready for school in the morning is adequate. head and laborously marked only the answers he could remember. Sound familiar? This feeling of dismay is shared by many over- wrought students as Monday catches them off guard, and unor- ganized. This is always “one of those days” when everything seems de- pressing. For athletes, it is the day the coach points out all of the mis- takes the players made during the weekend’s games. Worst of all, the shocking test results are in from the previous Friday’s grueling tests. Monday is also the day when all the weekend gossip is seemingly circulated through the entire stu- dent body. Halls are filled with " did you hear what Mary did last Friday night?” Although the day is generally dark and gloomy, the thought of getting through another home- work-fraught week is only bright- ened by the thought that another weekend is on its way. 140 Blue Monday MONDAY MORNING CREEPS up silently, ending a fast-paced, action-packed week- end. Junior Robyn Eisner, unable to pull her- self out of the warm comfort of her bed, sleeps in an extra half hour. SINCE MANY STUDENTS seem to have a test in every class on almost any given Fri- day, on Monday morning the office is filled with students needing admits. Freshman Ray Halum hands his note to Mrs. Violet Zudock, secretary, while freshman Diane Borto waits patiently. AFTER FINALLY DRAGGING herself out of bed, the ritual begins. So ingrained are morning habits that many find they can per- form simple tasks with their eyes closed. Junior Robyn Eisner brushes her teeth oblivious to her mirror image. MONDAY IS THE day when students share their weekend experiences with their friends. Freshman Meg Galvin has cap- tured her weekend on film to give her friends, freshmen Carren Christianson, Terri Check and Alene Dizon, a better idea of her skiing weekend. Blue Monday 141 FRIDAY ENTHUSIASM AND relief is not re- served solely for students. Mr. Tom White- ley, U.S. History teacher, has a uniquely different way of expressing his zeal, his tie. With a slaking grin, he lectures for the last time this week. ON ANY GIVEN Friday, the building is va- cated within a matter of minutes, as stu- dents rush home to relax for a while before beginning the night’s festivities. Despair- ingly, junior Jim Stoll waits in lonely silence for a ride. TGIF Friday brings optimistic outlook for weekend activities A fter a long week that seems to take forever to end, Friday arrives on the scene, making all the trials and tribulations of the week seem to vanish. The halls and classrooms be- come a carnival, as the excitement and anticipation of sixth hour ap- proaches. The day is filled with sighs of relief as all the loose ends are tied up. The physics test that Bernie Brain exhaustedly crammed for all week is over and done with, elimi- nating one of the worries that he had harbored all week long. Lazy Liz has finally turned in her extra credit for U.S. History, leaving the weekend open for fun and festivi- ties. In addition to the feeling of over- all relief, rowdiness is also a com- LUNCH MEANS MANY things to many peo- ple. These senior girls make Friday lunch a special event by each one bringing some- thing different from home. Today is Deli Day with each girl supplying their own favorite ingredient. IN THE ADVENT on the fire, many classes were relocated to the Wilbur Wright Middle School, however this did not damper Friday enthusiasm and exuberance when the final bell rings. Sophomores Kathy Kolodziej, Karen DeCola, and Joi Wilson, along with the rest, find the warm breeze pleasant as they make plans for the weekend ahead. mon occurrence throughout the day. During lunch Susie Spaz is seen spontaneously whipping her fries across the table at Carl Cut- low, making sure the lunch lady, Nosey Nora’s back is turned. At a pep assembly, Rita Rah is seen bouncing immeasurable heights to the beat of Munster Mustangs and Frank Freak is found uncontrolla- bly fidgeting in his chair during last hour, thinking of all the parties the evening will bring. Although students appear calm as- they converse between classes, there is a trace of excite- ment in their voices as they dis- cuss weekend plans. Listening carefully, one may hear the ar- rangements for the big party at Jane’s house, who made Macho Mark’s list of weekend dates, or find out what is the best choice for a movie. Fridays are not always the best day of the week. For dejected Dan it had been one of those days when nothing seemed to go right. From the moment he sleepily stum- bled into the girls’ bathroom to the time he flunked his Trigonometry unit test, he realized it just was not his day. All this was forgotten, however, as the final bell rang. He rushed out of the building and shouted, “it’s the weekend!” r Speak Up Verbal abilities develop through practice, teaching Ah, yes, the mouth, that multi- purpose orifice in the bottom cen- ter of one’s face is used for the most common form of communica- tion, speech. From the baby’s first words, for example, “mama,” “dada,” and “banky,” until the day he screams “no” at his disbe- lieving parents, the child is contin- ually learning how to express his ideas. These vocalizations hold the un- deniable ability to sway opinions, transfer information, and convey feelings. In an argument, it is the mouth that enables a person to at- tempt to change another’s mind. He does this by utilizing this oral cavity to relay facts and figures to support his argument and to make his feelings about a particular situ- ation known. However, the mouth’s ability extends far beyond verbal disruptions into a world of aca- demic achievement and success. Imagine going through an entire school day without opening one’s mouth. Besides not being able to eat lunch or talk to friends, one would find it rather difficult to make it through any of his classes. Sup- pose he had a question about the upcoming Consumer Education test or he had to work on a group project in Humanities? How would he explain the math problem he just put up on the board or give that oral report in Economics? What would a student do to break up the monotony in history class when he is unable to stick out his tongue behind the teacher’s back? continued IN A MUMMIFIED state, senior Mike Cas- tellaneta completes a paste-up for Crier. As an experiment in deviance, Sociology students were required to be noticeably dif- ferent for a day. PRACTICE IS A vital component of any per- formance, whether it be a Broadway pro- duction or a high school concert, Senior Boys’ Ensemble, including Chris Resler, Kurt Halum, and Steve Pfister, take time out to practice " Christmas Song” fof the Dec. 13 concert. 144 Mouth Classes WRITING AS A tool of communication is emphasized in Journalism II; however, speaking remains a necessary action. Sen- ior Dave Gibbs, assistant sports editor, ex- plains what angle he wants junior Tricia Ulber to take in her story. ALTHOUGH A SEEMINGLY refreshing break in the day, swimming is a much dreaded requirement in Physical Education by many students. These girls talk amongst themselves as they await the next instruc- tion from Miss Paula Malinski, gym teacher. LECTURES ARE AN important part of any class as a basic method of teaching. Mr. Jack King explains the structure of the skin to the students enrolled in Applied Health. NO MATTER HOW vital a lecture is, stu- dents ' minds tend to wander. Junior Lori Dernulc and sophomore Andrew Damianos are caught in the act as they converse dur- ing a unit test review in Chemistry class. Mouth Classes 145 Speak Up Of course all his communication could be completed through writ- — ing it out on paper. But, imagine- how long it would take for every student to get all his questions in every class answered through written transactions. He would definitely end up with an extreme case of writer’s cramp! Luckily, one does not have to un- dergo all this hassle. He can easily ask his English teacher to explain the symbolism in Lord of the Flies or he can ask his U.S. History teacher about the principles of Jacksonian Democarcy. The mouth played an integral part of a student’s daily routine. This aperture allowed teachers to lecture and explain tests and homework assignments. However, the use of the mouth wasn’t solely a teacher’s ability. Students em- ployed their mouths from the most general of things, such as, con- versing with friends, to more spe- cific uses in ’’mouth” classes. In music classes, the mouth was used for everything from singing a song to blowing a horn. In choir, language was magically trans- formed into melodious tunes. Stressing breathing and tone qual- ity, the teacher was able to devel- op harsh, scratchy voices into har- monious instruments. For orchestra students, the mouth proved essential as they learned how to correctly blow into their in- struments. In speech, students were able to extend their talents beyond the simple communication of ideas. They were taught how to speak ef- fectively and articulately. These abilities helped as they participat- ed in simulated Congress ses- sions and made demonstration speeches. In foreign languages, speaking with the correct accent was heav- ily stressed. From the first few days when the students learned how to count to 10 to the day they were able to speak fluently, their mouths constantly opened and closed. Dialogues along with drills helped the students master their given language. Specific skills involving the mouth were also taught. During Hopcal, a congressional simula- continued USING A TAPE recorder can help students to hear their own speaking voices, enabling them to better understand their mistakes. ' Junior Zlatan Steponovich uses this learn- - ing aid to take an oral test in Spanish Con- versation. PSYCHOLOGY, A CLASS that teaches stu- dents about themselves and others around them, requires students to participate in many experiments. Junior Cheri Huerd puts “her taste buds to the test as she tastes " different substances during a unit on the senses. GOOD NEWSPAPER QUALITY and con- tent is the result of many individuals ' in-put. Crier staff members, junior Lisa Doyle and senior Tim McCarthy, realize this as Lisa consults Tim about the design of her ad which will appear in the next issue. IN PREPARATION FOR the upcoming Christmas concert, Mr. Richard Holmberg, choir director, finds it necessary to prac- tice separately with the boys in " gorilla choir " to polish off the rough edges, as the rest of the class enjoys their break. 146 Mouth Classes IN PREPARATION FOR the holiday con- AS ONE OF her duties as Presiding Officer, cert, sophomore Nicky Bachen plays his sophomore Carrie Shearer explains a point trumpet to the beat of " Christmas Festi- of parlimentary procedure to her class- val.” mates in Speech I. These congressional simulations enabled students to further de- velop their debating tactics in a different setting. Mouth Classes 147 Speak Up tion in Government, seniors learned how to " wheel and deal " and debate in order to get their bills passed. In journalism, stu dents were required to develop their interviewing techniques. They used these talents to get in- formation to write a story. Distribu- tive Education taught students ef- fective sales skills with the sole intention of making profits. For this class, students operated the bookstore before school. In other classes, the mouth was not so heavily stressed, yet it still played a major role. Discussions were a common form of class par- ticipation in which each student was given an opportunity to share his ideas. In Sociology, participa- tion affected the students’ grades. Guest speakers also highlighted classes. In Family Relations, speakers were often brought in to supplement the unit being taught. Besides helping a student learn, the mouth also performed a variety of other tasks. Students were able to sample their own cooking in foods classes and others tore thread with their teeth in Clothing II. They relieved tension by biting their fingernails or chewing on their pencaps while taking an im- portant test in Business Law. Mouths were also used to chew gum and blow bubbles, a favorite pastime of many students. Bore- dom and exhaustion were reflect- ed on students’ faces in the form of a yawn or a grimace. The mouth enabled students to perform such a veritable entour- rage of activities. They learned how to use their mouths to commu- nicate ideas and emotions, from explaining the theory of evolution to kissing their mates. SPEECH I TEACHES students the basic skills of speaking in front of an audience. Junior Pat Harle puts these skills to work as he gives his demonstration speech on as- sembling and playing a saxaphone. COOKS BELIEVE EATING is the best part of cooking class. Junior Tom Morgan joins in this idea as he indulges in the results of his latest cooking project, a pizza. 148 Mouth Classes ON THE DESIGNATED day before school, Sociology students had to prepare their de- viance for the day. After senior Toni Coullis had her hair spray-painted pink, she allows senior Sharon Virek to color her face with grease-paint. GOOD SEWING TECHNIQUES and the right kind of material are both important in completing a successful sewing project. Junior Lynn Powell checks with Mrs. Liz Starewicz, sewing teacher, before cutting her pattern, while junior Jackie Chiaro works on her buttonhole. MANY STUDENTS SHARE answers to cut down their work loads. Junior Karen Little and freshman Karen Eggers work together on a paper in Earth Science in order to turn it in at the end of the hour. LECTURES ARE AS much a part of Power Mechanics as working with the engines. Power Mechanics instructor, Mr. John McDonald explains a new unit before turn- ing the class loose in the shop. Mouth Classes 149 Psssssst I heard it from a friend, who heard it from a friend . . . R emember, always be good. Don’t drink, don’t smoke, don’t talk about others (unless there’s some- thing nice to say), don’t date boys with vans, don’t wear low cut shirts . . . the list goes on. Like most girls, since the day I was born, I ' ve had these rules drilled into my head by parents, pastor, and Sunday School teachers. It’s hard to abide by these rules, but somehow I’ve managed (well, I do indulge in a little harmless gossip now and then). By following these rules, a girl can achieve a good repu- tation, which I have managed to keep until recently. It’s unbe- lievable that one innocent little mistake can destroy a girl ' s hard earned image and reputa- tion! My misfortune began when I went to a party Friday night with a group of friends. It was an O.K. party, and I managed to keep up my good standards, abstaining from beverages and other goodies served. As my midnight curfew approached, I looked for my friends to leave; but, being the " reliable” people they sometimes can be, they accidentally forgot me and left worrying about their own cur- fews. Remembering my dad’s stern words, " be home by midnight, " I desperately searched for a way home. As the party began to thin, I grabbed the first per- son who seemed to be leaving. To my misfortune, it was Markus Grabz, Jr. In desperation, I ex- plained the situation and asked him for a ride, even though his complexion, flabby physique and obnoxious personality all made me nauseous. Well, the ride home in his fa- ther’s Ace Hardware van was not exactly an enjoyable trip. He drove about 10 miles per hour, and by the time we reached my house, I literally had to peel that sweaty and begging creature off me. After my vulgar experience with Markus, I decided to spend the rest of the weekend at home, recovering from that ride and catching up on extra home- work. By Monday I was eager to catch up on the weekend gos- sip. Upon arriving at school early Monday morning, I joined a group of friends in the cafeteria who were busy exchanging sto- ries about who was with who at Friday night’s party and what WITH SO MANY stories to tell of the past weekend, seniors Judy Urosevich and Kim Wasilac ignore the Monday morning tardy bell. was said about whoever at Sun- day’s pancake breakfast. Amidst all this interesting gossip, just for laughs, I decid- ed to tell my story about Markus and the ride home. As I ex- plained the story to 10 friends who consequently went to 10 different classrooms, I didn’t re- alize I had started a massive gossip chain. By the end of first hour, at least 10 classes of kids knew my trivial weekend adven- ture. It might have been the way I told it, or maybe it was too early in the morning and no one was listening correctly, but by sec- ond hour, I overheard a story that Markus Grabz, Jr. didn ' t give me a ride home because we never got home! As each hour passed, the story got bigger and bigger. I had to walk down the halls in the midst of people giggling, whispering and pointing at me ... By the next day the story was at its high point. People who never even knew me sud- denly noticed me. Never before had I felt so known, but this pop- ularity I definitely didn’t need. Luckily, like most gossip, as the week progressed, the story was being told less and less of- ten. It may have been because everyone knew the story, or people realized how ridiculous it was, but I was no longer " the” passing periods’ topic of con- versation. By t he following Monday, re- lief arrived. The story seemed to be history, and it appeared no one even remembered. They were too busy talking about the latest fling between Paul Maul and Lauren Twoshoe. 150 Gossip WITH THE WEEKEND so close, stu- dents sometimes find it difficult to keep their minds on Friday ' s studies. Al- though juniors Debbie Peterson and Chris Koman arrived at school early to catch up on their homework, they end up discussing weekend plans. CELEBRATING THE CAGERS’ victory over the Hobart Brickies, many students were found at the Basketball Homecom- ing dance in the cafeteria. As others danced about to the music of " Eclipse,” juniors David Coltun and Candis Wojcik prefer to sit and talk. WHILE WAITING FOR the second trip bus, junior Jenny Bretz, senior Pam Eg- gebrecht, and sophomore Kim Perry compare stories of the past weekend ONE OF THE bases of friendship is a feeling of mutual trust. Junior Margaret Behrens believes her words will go no further as she shares a secret with ju- nior Danice Holler. Gossip 151 CONTRIBUTING A FLOWER to the chicken wire skeleton, senior Ed Gomez, Student Body Presi- dent, spends his spare time working on his class float. PRIDE COMMITTEE: (front row) Karen Kruzan, Sue Fuller, Marisa Gederian, Ed Gomez, Carrie Nelson, Jackie Case, Paula Schoenberg, (second row) Sherri Pietrzak, Karen Pfister, Kristie Brozovic, Kathy Koman, Connie Harding, Jackie O’Drobinak, Patty Fuller, Kathy Smith, (back row) Linda Backe, Lori Dernulc, Chris Koman, Kathy Vargo, Michelle Bados, Janet Gauthier, Candis Wojcik, Patty So- menzi. Karen Stern, Michele Witmer. ✓ TALLYING VOTES FOR the Winter Spirit Week ' royal court, junior Sandy Mason fulfills part of her responsibilities for Student Government. 152 Student Government SURROUNDED BY ANXIOUS students, junior Irene Fabisiak, newly elected Student Body President, announces the ' Winter Spirit Week ' princes. Boosting student morale a difficult task Raising school spirit may not have seemed like a difficult task; however, those students who participated in Stu- dent Government realized the difficulty of this goal and the many obstacles which had to be overcome before reaching it. Members, consisting of the Student Body President (SBP), the Pride Commit- tee (PC), and the Class Executive Council (CEC), were faced with the problems of the fire and construction, as well as stim- ulating student body spirit and Mustang pride. ‘‘The fire disrupted many of our plans,” said senior Ed Gomez, first semester SBP. " Along with the cancellation of the annual footbal l Homecoming Spirit Week, our ‘Suggestion Box’, a new idea devel- oped to increase student participation, was destroyed. " It became a unique year. Despite the problems which were faced, students divided into two sections, continuing their duties. The first section, being the PC, represented the student body and worked with the administration, while the other group, being the CEC, concentrated on class-related activities. Members worked with the faculty and administration in completing plans for the annual Homecoming parade and formal dance. Changing the pace, a new morale booster became a tradition. With the help of Mr. Hal Coppage, government instruc- tor and Student Government sponsor, the Student Government sponsored " Winter Spirit Week. " “We wanted something different from the annual football Homecoming, " said ju- nior Irene Fabisiak, newly elected SBP, " but we decided to take it on easily and let it develop itself.” Through the year blood drive was organized, as students 17 and older joined together to contri- bute. Concluding the year, Student Govern- ment elections were held in May, intro- ducing interested students to the role of their predecessors. Despite the obsta- cles which were confronted and the changes that were made, the Student Government fulfilled their responsibilities of raising student spirit and getting the students involved in school-related activi- ties. REVIEWING NEW MATERIAL, junior Irene Fabisiak. Student Body President, discusses the Student Government Blood Drive with her predecessor, sen- ior Ed Gomez. Words: more than just a means of communication To some, the English language was more than just a means of communication. For those students who participated as members of the Speech and Debate Team, every carefully chosen word be- came their tool for success. Starting off the year, new members looked into each aspect of this competition. One could have chosen debate or any of the various divisions of speech ranging from Im- promtu to Dramatic Duo. “There was a division of competition for each and every student and their inter- ests, " said Speech Coach Mrs. Helen Engstrom, English and Speech instructor. Working on the team, one soon realized that ‘practice’ was the key to success. Members not only worked on their own, but they worked individually with the coaches at after school sessions in order to smooth out the rough edges. Students involved with debate spent their time col- lecting and filing information for their top- ic. “Researching was an important part of debate. One must be completely pre- pared for the cross examination by the opposing team,” explained senior Paul Komyatte, Speech and Debate Team President. The long hours of practice paid off for SPEECH AND DEBATE: (front row) Michelle Kel- chak, Jennifer Baron, Denise Olan, Jeanine Goz- decki, Paul Komyatte. Brian Matthews, Andrea Kott, Terri Gordon, Karen Coltun. (second row) Ann Hig- gins. Jo Ann Wrobel, Karen Stern, Joe Cohen. Mindy Chemerinsky, Helene Goldsmith, Devorah Wenner, Jeff Quasney, Kevin Condon. Holly Lem. (third row) Lisa Goldberg, Julie Levy, Amy Johnson, Sylvia Ga- lante, Deanna Komyatte, Mike Castellaneta, Tim McCarthy, Julie Thompson, Terri Same, Lisa Fitt, Suzanne EINagger, Terri Check, (fourth row) Jona- than Mintz. Mark Levine, Lauren Shoemaker, Tom Garza, Jeff McNurlan, Richard Parbst, Jon Trusty, Jane Braun, Kim Kelchak, Carole Witecha, Scott Spongberg. (back row) Carl Gordon, Dane Johnson, Mark Luberda. Jack Krawczyk, Zoran Martinovich, Bruce Yalowitz, Kevin Work, Scott Yonover, Andy Yerkes, Debbie Peterson, Jeff Zudock. Dan Steven- son. individuals from both the Speech and the Debate teams. Conquering a first place in State competition, the Debate team not only received trophies but also the oppor- tunity to advance to Nationals in Salt Lake City, Utah, in June. First place winners included seniors Mike Castellaneta and Paul Komyatte. Junior Scott Yonover took the top honor in Congress. Senior Jo Ann Wrobel also received a first in Congress, but was un- able to advance to the National competi- tion because her area of debate ends on the State level. Not only did the hours of practice lead three Debate members to the State Championship, but it also led the Speech Team to a second place bidding in the State competition out of the 135 partici- pating schools. “Receiving second place out of all the state schools is quite an accomplish- ment, " explained Mrs. Mary Yorke, Assis- tant Speech Coach and English instruc- tor. Senior first place finishers included Mike Castellaneta in Impromtu, Eric Delph in Radio, and Bruce Yalowitz in Discus- sion. Others placing in this State competi- tion were senior Jeanine Gozdecki, third place in Girls’ Extemporaneous; junior Mi- chelle Kelchak and sophomore Dan Ste- venson placing fifth Duo Interpretation; senior Jonathan Mintz placing fifth in Boys’ Extemporaneous, and senior Rick Parbst in Humorous Interpretation. Other team members placing in the top twenty of their categories included junior Julie Levy, seventh in Girls’ Extempora- neous; senior Mark Luberda, eleventh in Oratorical Interpretation; and in Con- gress, junior Mark Levine captured an eleventh place while sophomore Zoran Martinovich got twentieth place. With State competition completed, members who had not yet qualified for Nationals had one last chance at the Dis- trict meet. Earning his second chance to attend Nationals two years in a row was senior Jonathan Mintz in Boys’ Extemporane- ous. Those accompanying him on their first trip to Nationals were juniors Mark Levine and Brian Matthews in Debate, and Susie Oberlander in Girls’ Extempo- raneous. For each of the members of the Speech and Debate Team, every carefully chosen word became their tool for success. 154 Speech and Debate BEFORE THE PRESENTATION of the first place State Debate trophy to principal Dr. David Dick, sen- ior Paul Komyatte presented a mock debate involv- ing car safety, which was followed by a cross ex- amination by senior Mike Castellaneta. CONGRESS SESSIONS DURING Speech class were similar to those held during Speech Team com- petition. Because senior Dane Johnson participated in both, he was able to compare the two and take a third place in District Congress. PLACES TO PRACTICE for Debate competition were not limited to the Speech room. Senior Mike Castellaneta runs through a speech in the Journal- ism room. His practice paid off as it enabled him to capture first place in State competition. PREPARING FOR THE State meet held in Indiana- polis, sophomore Dan Stevenson and junior Mi- chelle Kelchak perfect their Duo Interpretation. Speech and Debate 155 Drama Club s philosophy: the show must go on As the musical " Evita” came to the Shubert, the movie " Ordinary People " came to River Oaks, and the group REO Speedwagon performed at the Rosemont Horizon, the auditorium welcomed the spring play, " Ten Little Indians.” Besides presenting “Ten Little Indi- ans,” Drama Club, under the leadership of sponsors Ms. Linda Aubin and Mr. Rob- ert Shepherd, English teachers, and offi- cers seniors Kerry Conner, president; Kim Larmee, vice president; junior Scott Yon- over, secretary; and sophomore Terri Case, treasurer, also performed a chil- dren ' s production, " The Adventures of Winnie the Pooh.” Kerry explained, “we were su ccessful in learning to do chil- dren’s theater, which is more difficult than performing for an adult audience. This type of theater is terrific experience if anyone is interested in theater arts.” Senior Kim Kelchak elaborated, " the act- ing has to be believable and characteris- tic, because children can recognize if you’re faking it. You must hold their atten- tion always.” Acting is just one part of Drama Club. Drama Club also includes special crews such as technical crews, stage manag- ers, carpenters, a props mistress, an electrician, a costume coordinator, and a publicity crew. " We learn how to build and move sets, to design effective lighting ar- rangements, to make costumes, and to correctly apply make-up,” commented ju- nior Sharon Grambo. “A lot of changes were made in terms of responsibility of Drama Club members. We established crew positions as a year- ly post, and we gave students the respon- sibility of building more elaborate sets,” explained Ms. Aubin. In addition, Ms. Au- bin gave Terri Case, student director, more duties. “Ms. Aubin gave me an en- tire scene to block myself, which means I’m totally in control with the actors and their movement on stage.” Being student director consisted not only of staying many extra hours after school, but also running around town collecting specific items that were needed for the show. “I didn’t mind all the work because I enjoyed everything I learned from the ex- perience, “ explained Terri. Although experience was not the sole purpose of Drama Club, it did play a vital role. Perhaps those responsible for the fall and spring play will someday be re- sponsible for such productions as " Evita” or “Ordinary People.” AT A LATE practice for the Spring play, Mr. Robert Shepard and sophomore Je nnifer Olds, assistant student director, make sure the actors know their lines. BEHIND THE SCENES working on construction, ju- nior Matt Kobus and sophomore Bob Pelley prepare for the Spring play, " Ten Little Indians.” 156 Drama WHILE PRACTICING CONTINUES for " Ten Little Indians, " sophomore Terri Case displays her stu- dent director duties by directing actors to their posi- tions on stage. CONVERSING ABOUT THEIR game plan against Tigger the tiger, seniors Kerry Conner, Winnie; and Kim Kelchak, Owl; practice their lines during dress rehearsal for the play, “The Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. " EXPLAINING A FRIGHTENING experience. Vera Claythorne played by junior Sharon Grambo, rein- acts it to Phillip Lombard played by sophomore Dan Sipkowski at one of their rehearsals for their Spring play, " Ten Little Indians. " DRAMA CLUB: (front row) Abbie Labowitz, Jennifer Olds. Sally Shaw, Jim Krawczyk, Susan Nagy, Su- zanne EINaggar, Kerry Connor, Theresa Case, Scott Yonover, Kim Larmee, Ann Higgins, Sue Wojick, Anita Culbertson, Kristin Bomberger (second row) Nancy Tripple, Duira Winters, Terri Check, Tim Mer- ritt, Heidi McNair, Jami Harrison, Kris Pardell, Kristin Bittner, Karen Gerlach, Harvey Slonaker, Dionne Maniotes, Dawn Kirsek, Terri Gordon, (third row) Lena Checroun, Karen Stern, Terri Bame, Brenda Kushnak, Jeanette Gustat, Lori Seigal, Natalie Ab- bott, Sandy Polis, Karen Matthews, Kathy Parker, Kris Mager, Carol Fitzgibbons, Bev Rompola, Lori Crary. (fourth row) Marie Lona, Caryn Mott, Mau- reen Mellady, Karen Quasney, Sharon Grambo, Ju- lie Thompson, Kathy Fitt, Carole Orosco. Nancy Rzonka, Debbie Poi, Linda Backe, Joanne Jaczko, Kym Clouse. Dan Shahbazi. (fifth row) Karen Col- tun, Kevin Canady, Tony Zygmunt, George Mallek, Dan Robinson, John Hayden, Lori Harding, Candis Wojick, Ela Aktay, Jackie Witmer, Rick Parbst, Kim Kelchak, Janet Melby. (back row) Lynn Marcinek, Shannon Noe, Hope Melby, Ron Svetic, Robert Fitz- gibbons, Gus Alonzo, Cort Savage, Rich Dubroff, Steve Hulsey, Sharon Rogers, Carrie Shearer, Jack Krawczyk, Sally Powell. Drama 157 BOYS’ ENSEMBLE: (front row) Dan Stevenson, Tim mierez. (back row) Dan Sipkowski, Andy Yerkes, McLaughlin, Jeff Zudock, Phil Premick, Candis Wo- John George, Nick Navarro, Paul Banas, Larry Bra- jick, Kevin Welch, Mike Min, Ron Pasko, Mike Ra- man, Mike Speranza. MIXED ENSEMBLE: (front row) Pat Galante, John Hasse, Vesna Trikich, Chris Resler, Lori Crary, Kurt Halum, Nicki Davis, Steve Koufas, Amy Heathering- ton, Ed Gomez, (back row) Ann Stepniewski, Jack Krawczyk, Karyl Sweeney, Mike Etling, Kim Kel- chak, Jim Such, Caryn Mott, Steve Pfister, Katie Helminski, Rick Parbst, Greg Ryan, Heidi Langen- dorff. JUNIOR GIRLS ' ENSEMBLE: Terri Bame. Rebecca Schoop, Debbie Peterson, Karen Stern, Mindy Brandt, Candis Wojick, Amy Johnson, Kristie Vido- vich, Gretchen Guyer. BARBERSHOP QUARTET: Richard Parbst. Greg Ryan, Steve Pfister, Mike Etling. ■HI Applause seems to make everything worthwhile Songs flowed through the halls on Tuesdays and Thursdays as the eight choral ensembles practiced early in the morning. Under the leadership of Mr. Gene Fort, U.S. History teacher, and Mr. Richard Holmbarg, Music Department chairman, the male members would meet twice a week at 7 a.m., while the different girls’ groups would meet after school to practice for their upcoming perfor- mances. During the holiday season and again in the spring, school played second fiddle to the ensemble members. They per- formed during school hours and again at night. “In the last three weeks of the first SENIOR GIRLS’ SEXTET: Ann Stepniewski, Kim Kelchak, Lori Crary, Nicole Davis, Heidi Langen- dorff, Katie Helminski. semester, I had to make sure to go to one class every day so I would not receive an incomplete for it, due to the many ensem- ble outings we went on,” stated senior Heidi Langendorff. Tuxedos and long ivory dresses en- hanced the halls as the ensemble mem- bers left their classes early to perform at Wicker Park, The House of Lynwood and various churches and banquet halls. “Sometimes I would have to wear my tux to lunch, and I would feel awkward eating my hamburger and french fries surround- ed by classmates in jeans and T-shirts,” explained senior Kurt Halum. This year a Senior Boys’ ensemble and Girls’ Barbershop Quartet was added to the ensemble onterage. These two new ensembles, along with the other vocal groups, except for the Boys ' Barbershop Quartet, placed first at the Northern Indi- ana School Band Orchestra Vocal Asso- ciation (NISBOVA) contest held at Lew Wallace High School. In addition, they all went on to achieve first place ratings at the state contest at Butler University. The early morning and late afternoon practices paid off for these students as the reward of applause echoed in their ears after each performance. Somehow the memories of long practices seemed worthwhile. SENIOR BOYS ' ENSEMBLE: (front row) Steve Kou- fas, Nick Navarro, John George, Rick Parbst, Ed Gomez, Steve Pfister (back row) Mike Etling, John Hasse, Kurt Halum, Cris Resler, Greg Ryan, Eric Delph, Jim Such, Jack Krawczyk, James Hayden. SENIOR GIRLS’ ENSEMBLE: Amy Heatherington, Ann Stepniewski, Pat Galante, Kim Kelchak, Vesna Trikich, Lori Crary, Katie Helminski, Heidi Langen- dorff. WHILE SENIOR CHOIR members were in the audito- rium practicing for their Christmas concert, Senior Sextet members, Kim Kelchak, Lori Crary, Nicki Da- vis, Heidi Langendorff, Katie Helminski, and accom- panist Amy Heatherington, practice for their perfor- mances in the quiet choir room. SOPHOMORE GIRLS’ ENSEMBLE: (front row) Kristin Zygmunt, Allison Langer, Debbie Kender, Jill Regnier, Karen Kuklinski. (back row) Kris Bittner, Nan Kish, Karyn Ludders, Theresa Case, Linda Powell. Ensembles 159 Unification brings sounds of blaring brass, singing strings Brass blaring, strings humming, and the drums softly pounding in the background . . . The task of the Band and Orchestra was to perform these sounds harmoni- ously together to form music. However, the melodious orchestra and rhythmic band tunes could not have been achieved without long hours of practice and per- sonal dedication. To be good at anything requires prac- tice, practice and more practice, so mu- sic students practiced in and out of class. Practice time was not only to smooth out the group as a whole, but to work on an individual basis. Under the leadership of Mr. Don Os- topowicz, band instructor, the band worked towards their next competition in Indianapolis. “We had enough time to work with him (Mr. Ostopowicz) individually,” said sophomore Kevin Heggi, " when we knew what we were doing individually, we worked better together.” For members in the Varsity Band, this individual practice time led to the transfer WIND ENSEMBLE (front row) Mike Bubala, Mi- chael Yates, Andy Carter, Rich Steffy, Kraig Hay- den, Rob Osterman, Kevin Heggi, Rick Fehring. (second row) Mike Helms, John Wachala, Amy Nel- son, Carrie Nelson, Karen Comstock, Barb Barto- shuk, Carole Orosco, April Chambers, Eric Golden- berg. (third row) Jeff Moore, Dave Decker, Angie Bubala, Karen Houk, Martha Regelman, Margie Meagher, Joy Horvat, Nancy Metz, John Gustaitis. (fourth row) Mike Nelson, Chris Cornell, Carl Gor- don, John Gross, Jim Siavelis, Jim Davis, Avi Stern, Mark Tester, Jim Snow, (back row) Kevin Larson, Dave Ferner. PEP BAND (front row) Kevin Heggi, Rick Fehring, Kraig Hayden, Robert Osterman, Mike Helms, Mike Yates, (second row) Joy Horvat. Nancy Metz, Mar- tha Regelman, Mike Bubala, Dave Ferner, Jim Sia- velis, John Gross, (back row) Rich Steffy, Andy Carter, John Gustaitis, Avi Stern, Chris Cornell, Carl Gordon, Mike Nelson. 160 Band Orchestra into a more advanced band. Second se- mester skills helped distribute band mem- bers into either the Concert Band or the Wind Ensemble. “These groups offered each of the stu- dents a new challenge,” explained soph- omore Jim Siavelis. “The level of difficul- ty increased with each group.” Other activities outside of school of- fered members even greater challenges. Students faced competition in the Indiana Music Educators Association (IMEA) state competition in Indianapolis, at But- ler University. First place winners were seniors Carrie Nelson, playing the oboe; and John Wachala, the flute. Conquering second place was freshman Martha Re- gelman with the saxophone. Not only was the brass blaring a part of music, but the humming of the orchestra also played a role. Orchestra members worked in class to perfect their skills. Given the opportunity to show their skills, the orchestra per- formed at the graduation ceremonies at Commencement. “We had to work harder because of lack of participation this year,” said sophomore Kristin Bomberger. “But, ev- eryone still seemed to enjoy performing in spite of the work.” Traveling with the Band, students headed for further competition at the State Meet in Indianapolis. Placing first in string solos were seniors David Min and David Smisek. Sophomores Steve Grouner and James Yang also brought home first place bids. Receiving a third in string solos was sophomore Kristin Bom- berger. Both the Band and the Orchestra worked together and placed in group events. The Large String Ensemble re- ceived a first, the Large Woodwinds En- semble and Piano String Ensemble took a second place, and a saxophone quartet finished third. Throughout the year, the Band and Or- chestra students completed their task of performing melodious music. STRIVING FOR PERFECTION, sophomore James Yang prepares (or upcoming competition. RUNNING UP AND down the scale, sophomore Joy Horvat completes one of their many exercises. TACKLING THE TUBA takes muscle and skill, as shown by junior Robert Halfacre as he practices one of his band numbers. ORCHESTRA: (front row) Miss Joan Summers, in- structor; Carl Schmidt, Nikki Kott, Pam Gerschwin, Dawn Hayden, Karen Matthews. Kristin Bomberger, Susan Kim, Tricia Ulber. (back row) John Hayden, Jeff Plesha, James Yang, David Smisek, Doug Ste- vens, James Hayd en, Carrie Shearer, Steve Gruner. Band Orchestra 161 Panic, pride yield scrapbook of memories Who is that kid frantically running down the hall with pen and paper in hand, drag- ging one of five photographers on the Paragon staff along, while trying to get his story completed and pictures taken before the deadline date? This frantic stu- dent is a Paragon staff member. Capturing the year ' s memorable mo- ments and important events is what every yearbook staff aims to accomplish when putting out a yearbook. The yearbook staff works to put out a notable record so students will be able to recapture special moments of the past shared with each other. In order to put out a well organized and complete book, Paragon members must go through several steps. These steps begin in the spring of the preceeding year at a journalism banquet when Mrs. Nancy Hastings, journalism adviser, selects stu- dents, who have completed Journalism 1, to the various positions. Even during the summer vacation months, staff members were working on ideas for Paragon. Four staff members attended a journalism workshop at Ball State University. These staff members re- ceived new and innovative ideas from the scores of lectures given by experts in the journalistic field. Also, every Paragon staff member was required to complete a creativity book which included picture ideas, interesting layouts, different forms of type, and creative feature ideas. As soon as the school year began, the " top five,” seniors Connie Harding, Edi- tor-in-chief; Karen Kruzan, Layout Editor; Rene Gray, Copy Editor; Lisa Johnson, Managing Editor; and Pam Pilarczyk, Pho- tography Editor; along with the guidance of Mrs. Hastings, began working out a page allotment of the book, and deciding upon different yearbook styles. In addition, each staff member was re- quired to sell five advertisements to help finance the book and to keep Paragon at a reasonable price for the student body. During each month of the school year, each editor and intern of the different sections completed pages of the book. Staff members called this " deadline. " " Deadlines are times of hard work and aggravation,” said Rene. Each deadline is broken into smaller deadlines. For example, rough copy must be approved by the Copy Editor along with headlines and captions. Then, final copy has to be checked, pictures must be taken, developed, and approved for qual- ity. Once all this is finished, everything is sent to the Layout Editor who designs each page. When all is finished and re- turned to the staff member, three repro- ductions are drawn of each alloted page. Finally, the “top five” editors set head- lines for the completed spreads, and check to make sure they are in tip-top shape. The tension is released and panic settled when everything is completed and mailed to the printer. In August the books are delivered from the printer, and staff members receive the satisfaction of seeing the finished product. Connie summed up the feeling of the staff by saying, " Although it is difficult to work so long and not be able to show what we have done, when the year ends and we see the finished product, it will have been well worth the wait. " ALTHOUGH TYPING ABILITY was not a require- ment for Paragon staffers, the skill did come in handy. Junior Bryan Duffala, Sports intern, practices the one finger hunt and peck method while typing his final copy sheet. DISCUSSING CAPTION IDEAS for pictures, Activi- ties Editor Julie Levy, junior, seeks advice from sen- ior Editor-in-Chief Connie Harding. SENIOR COPY EDITOR Rene Gray checks junior Organizations intern Amy Strachan ' s copy in order to make sure it is journalistically correct for the upcoming deadline. JUNIOR LAYOUT INTERN Linda Colgrove uses the proportion wheel in order to make an accurate en- largement of a photo for her layout. PARAGON: (front row) Rene Gray, Karen Kruzan, Pam Pilarczyk, Connie Harding. Lisa Johnson (sec- ond row) Lisa Goldberg, Kristen Donnersberger, Ke- vin Casey, Michelle Bados, Helene Pappas, Jim Sia- velis (third row) Julie Levy, Paula Schoenberg, Deanna Komyatte, Linda Colgrove, Sharon Bowling (back row) Amy Strachan, Michelle Linos, Mari Sar- tain, Emily Cobrin, Bruce Yalowitz. WORKING ON A LAYOUT that is due, senior Karen Kruzan, Layout Editor, tries to find the perfect pic- ture for the spread. Paragon 163 SPORTS WRITER LINDA Taillon corrects an error while doing a paste-up at the printer. TELEPHONE INTERVIEWING, NEWSWRITER So- nja Paragina talks to School Board President, Mr. Speranza, concerning a construction story. 164 Crier Crier: times of laughter along with intense work Breaking away from the everyday class routine, students sometimes appeared with flowers in their hair or dressed as Blues Brothers impersonators. This mas- carade could be seen second hour in the Publications Room as Crier staff mem- bers tried to lighten the pressures of deadlines. " Don’t misunderstand; Crier is not all fun and games, " stated senior JoAnne Wrobel, managing editor. This group of bizarre individuals who formed one big family put a lot of time and effort into pro- ducing an award winning paper, explained News Editor Jonathan Mintz, senior. While parties helped to relieve dead- line tension, Crier staffers still had a hard- working, serious side. Meeting deadlines every two weeks and staying late at the printer were all part of this side. Going to the printer on the Thursday night before the paper was issued be- came an " event’’ for the Crier members. Jonathan explained that the time one spent at the printer was full of disorgani- zation and panic. However, this chaotic feeling faded as paste-up activities turned typed pages of stories, photo- graphs, ads, and headlines into the next Crier issue. " Deadlines are definitely the most frus- trating times one will find in putting out Crier, but after your story was finished and you read it finalized, you got a sense of accomplishment,” staff member Ellen Lem, junior reported. Jonathan also ad- mitted that newspaper was frustrating at certain times. “Stories did not always turn out as expected because not enough information was given to the writers.” Sophomore Scott Martin, News Bureau Editor-in-chief said, " on the Monday after the paper was issued we critiqued the paper. We usually tore the paper apart. That was needed to make sure we kept up the high standards which make up Cri- er.” In its 15 years of existence, Crier has received many awards including the Na- tional Scholastic Press Association’s All- American and the Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s Medalist. In addition, this year they won the Quill and Scroll George H. Gallup award. Mrs. Nancy Has- tings, Crier adviser and journalism teach- er commented, " this is the first time we entered the Quill Scroll critique service, so the award means more.” Senior Steve Klawitter, Editor-in-chief, set forth many goals for the newspaper. His major initiative was to put out a better paper than previous issues. “To do that,” Steve stated, “I needed to make people want to read the paper and enjoy it.” Even though Steve had all that work and responsibility, he admitted, " the grade I received for Crier as a class was not as important as the feeling of accom- plishment and enjoyment I received out of doing it.” CRIER: (front row) Kerry Conner, Marcie Sherman, Karen Waxman, Jayne Rovai, Tricia Ulber, Jennifer Baron, (second row) Sally Powell, Tim McCarthy, Michelle Kornelik, Lisa Doyle, Paul Mounts, Susie Oberlander, Ellyn Lem. (third row) Mike Castellan- eta, Linda Taillon, Diane Pieczykolan, Sonja Para- gina, Jeanne Baker, Steve Klawitter, Scott Martin, JoAnn Wrobel. (back row) David Coltun, Lori Der- nulc, Rick Check, Patty Galante, Greg Benkovich, David Gibbs, Jonathan Mintz, Lauren Shoemaker. USING THE BOUND copies of past issues of Crier, sports writer Tricia Ulber researches rival scores for her football story. SEPARATING DIFFERENT HEADLINES, Editor-in- chief Steve Klawitter, senior, helps Layout editor Diane Pieczykolan, junior, as she pastes up the analysis pages for the next issue. Crier 165 FRENCH CLUB (front row) Sue Brozovic, Ann Hig- gins, Nancy McCain, Suzanne EINaggar, Amy Pa- luga, Karin Houk, Sue Wojcik, Sheila Ramakrishnan. (second row) Abby Labowitz, Sue Gurawitz, Susan Nagy, Diane Borto, Donna Farkas, Dawn Kusek, Lena Checroun, Julie Mazur, (third row) Amy Hens- ley, Amy Nelson, Karen Zavatsky, Candis Wojcik, Karen Kwasny, Sandy Polis, Anna Simeoni, Kim Wat- son. (fourth row) Scott Yonover, Maureen Morgan, Caryn Costa, Linda Powell, Ela Aktay, Mike Dillon, Julie Thompson, Susan Olio, Michelle Bados. (back row) Carrie Shearer, Serbo Simeoni, Becky Thomp- son, Jane Braun, Andy Mintz, Cheryl Morgan, Denise Olan, Chris Faron. Students travel into cultures, even without hot air balloons Jules Verne once wrote about a man who traveled around the world in 80 days adventuring into each country’s customs and cultures. While the American Field Service (AFS) and French Club members did not have the opportunity to travel the world in a hot air balloon, in their individ- ual ways each ventured into foreign cul- tures. Sponsored by Mr. Stephen Wildfeuer, French teacher, members of AFS worked along with the community chapter to help support the exchange students and their activities. One of these activities was sponsoring their annual “International Night " , where foreign exchange students from northwest Indiana and northeast Illi- nois joined together to discuss their holi- day customs and experiences. “We found out not only how they learned about us, but, how we learned from them,’’ said senior Tricia Puncho, president. “We saw how they celebrated Christmas and how they live everyday.” Folksinging and dancing was featured, along with several international delica- cies, varying from baklava to pierogies and gyros. Other activities included sponsoring the “International Weekend”, a three-day excursion in early May where exchange students from all over the state partici- pated in numerous weekend events. Trav- eling to Chicago, going sight-seeing, and preparing a Sunday brunch were just a few. For those students who did not have the opportunity to deal directly with for- eign people, another club was offered. Students interested in increasing their knowledge of the French culture joined together with Ms. Alyce Mart, sponsor and French instructor, in the French Club. Funds raised through the sale of Christmas stockings were contributed to help finance fieldtrips and other cultural experiences. Besides traveling to the Mu- seum of Science and Industry, they orga- nized French cheese parties and get-to- gethers. " Each experience helped us under- stand the French ideas and yearn for more, " stated senior Nancy McCain, president. “Besides, we had a lot of fun at the same time. " “At the cheese parties we tasted all types of French cuisine not just cheese, although cheese plays an important role in French food,” she added with a slight smirk. Even though students spent a whole year instead of eighty days, Jules Verne’s idea of venturing into foreign cul- ture was fulfilled. ALONG WITH THE French Club members, sopho- more Julie Thompson enjoys French delicacies at the Magic Pan Creperie. SETTING THE FINAL dates for their upcoming ac- tivities, juniors Sharon Rogers and Gus Alonzo, sophomore Jeanette Gustat, and freshman Barbara Melby complete their plans for the annual " Interna- tional Night " . AFS French 167 A; . " Foolproof ? Cheaters fabricate so-called masterpieces in an attempt to beat the system When the pressures are on and a test day is near, a number of dedicated students are found sweating out long hours of studying, learning new things, and improving their minds. How- ever, another group of dishon- est students are found busily devising foolproof cheat meth- ods, including these five. 168 Cheating I What to most may seem to be simple doo- dling on the desk is ac- tually the cheater’s own secret code of numbers that he de- vised from the answers he re- ceived from a classmate who had taken the test earlier that day. 2 Hidden in his sleeve, what appears to be a scrap of meaningless paper is actually a cheater’s mi- croscopic masterpiece, a crib- note filled with all the answers he could find to help him with his test. Although sweaty palms might pose an insur- mountable problem, many cheaters find writing an- swers on the palm of their hand one of the more effective cheat- ing modes. 4 After carefully writing the answers on the bot- tom of his shoe, the person has to discreetly take quick peaks at his notes, hop- ing that they haven’t worn off on his way to class. With a swift kick, an- swers become visible when the cheater “in- nocently” places his notebook full of test answers near him on the floor during an exam. Although these methods may seem somewhat favorable, some flaws are easily spotted. For example, there is always the threat of a pop quiz — enough to foil even the clever- est cheater. Also, the risk of getting caught is a constant worry. And, as the old adage goes, cheaters never win, and winners never cheat. Hands Up 170 From molding clay to writing reports, students use hand power Ah, yes, hands, those miracu- lously magnificient marvels enable people to do so many things. Those amazing, dexterous digits hold so much power. A President can determine the fate of an entire nation with a simple flit of his pen. A mother ' s hand, careening down onto her child’s bare bottom, teaches him right from wrong. A scientist’s hands play miracle worker as they fiddle with test tubes and microscopes to discov- er a remedy for a previously incur- able disease. Where would civilization be to- day without these amazing cre- ations? Think for a moment what school would be like if this appen- dage to the wrist was abruptly am- putated. This factor might present some horrendous obstacles in a student’s pursuit of knowledge. How would he take that crucial government test with nothing to hold his pen in? How would he at- tract the teacher ' s attention in one of his classes with no hand to raise? Of course these problems would not be insurmountable as demon- strated by the thousands of handi- capped persons who have over- come these barriers. But, imagine the ruckus that would be caused by a person taking off his shoes and socks and placing a pen be- tween his toes to take a vocabu- lary test in English! Many students took the use of their hands for granted. Even in the simple turning of a page while reading a history assignment, hands played a vital role. They were necessary to perform an end- less list of tasks, from carrying books to one’s next class to re- building a car engine in Power Me- chanics. Every class entailed the use of hands, whether it be taking notes continued Hand CREATIVITY BEGINS IN in the mind, how- ever, sophomore Robin Stoner shows that the hands are needed to convey this cre- ativity as she sculpts during Dimensional Design, making her ideas tangible. INSTEAD OF USING a backpack, sopho- more Mary Mikalian opts to carry her books in her hands as she travels from building to building. Classes IN MANY CLASSES, as in Spanish II, teach- ers have the students put problems on the chalkboard to clear up any misunderstand- ings. Sophomore Abby Gifford places this exercise on the board for the classes ' benefit. PRECISE ALIGNMENT OF the metal en- ables junior Dave Knight to place the drill bit in the right position as he uses the lathe in Metals. CASTS COULD PROVE to be quite an incon- venience for the majority of the student body. Although freshman Debbie O ' Donnell broke her left arm, she is still able to express her ideas with her right hand. Hand Classes 171 Hands Up in Sociology, writing a term paper for Project Biology, or putting an algebraic graph on the chalkboard_ in Algebra. Other, more specialized classes, also involved much motor coordination. Chemistry required the students to perform a variety of laboratory experiments. These experiments called upon the hands to hold the tools used to make precise measurements of chemicals and careful calcula- tions of the results. Babies were held in Child Development. But- tons were pushed in Computer Math. Shadowscopes were uti- lized in Developmental Reading. Skill classes, however, presented a special need for dexterous dig- its. In business courses, fingers flew as one student perfected her reach in Typing I. Others discov- ered fingers were essential in learning how to file and use adding machines in Business Machines. While still others firmly grasped their pens for taking dictation in Shorthand I. In home economics, hands clutched spatulas as they scraped the cake batter out of the bowl dur- ing cooking. Housing required stu- dents to manipulate their hands while constructing their own dream houses, while clothing demanded students to thread the needle of the sewing machine. In industrial arts, students found hands essential to make detailed technical drawings for Drafting I. Still others used their hands to saw a leg for a footstool in Woods I. Some even opted to use their talents to pour molten led into a mold for metals. In art classes, hands enabled students to project their creative ideas into some form, from molding a shapeless blob of clay into a sculpted design to applying vivid colors to the canvas in painting. For band and orchestra stu- dents, hands proved vital in mak- ing asthetic sounds. Some stu- dents held a chord, running a bow along the strings of a violin, while others used them to hold the keys of their wind instruments to pro- duce a wide range of notes. Less obvious, however, were the seemingly unimportant tasks TO USE HANDS skillfully when playing an CAREFULLY ADJUSTING THE bobbin on instrument takes a lot of time and practice her sewing machine, junior Linda and sophomore Karen Matthews puts in her McClaughry prepares to begin work on her _time during Orchestra. blazer and vest for sewing class. _ CONDUCTOR ' S HANDS ARE essential in keeping the tempo and controlling the sound of any band. Junior Joy Horvat uti- lizes basic directing hand movements as she leads the marching band in practice. IN FULL EXTENSION, freshman Tammy Smith spots her dive during Physical Edu- cation while reaching for the cool water. 172 Hand Classes IN AN AGE when computers are rapidly re- WEARING FACE MASKS to prevent dam- placing people, senior Jeff Grunewald dis- age to their eyes, senior Greg Pazdur ob- . covers that someone still has to push the — serves the adept hands of junior Jerry - buttons as he utilizes his hands in Comput- Bowen as he skillfully welds his six weeks ' er Math. project in Metals. 174 Hand Classes Hands Up that hands completed on a day-to- day basis. Many students relieved the drudgery of note-taking by doodling on the edges of their pa- pers. Others found that nervously fidgeting with a necklace or run- ning their hands aimlessly through their hair alleviated some anxiety while taking an important test. Yet others found that hands are es- sential in making a point while try- ing to communicate an idea. Hands, the medium by which most learning activity occurs, truly possessed a vast amount of pow- er. What a sense of almightiness an art student must feel as he puts the finishing touches on a detailed sketch of a rickety barn or as a junior must have felt as he typed the final footnote of his English termpaper. They have learned to exercise the power of their hands to mold, create, and expand their talents. They have succeeded in gaining the knowledge necessary to for- mulate ideas and communicate those thoughts to others. And, not to be neglected, they have been enabled to share their feelings with others by gestures of anger and acceptance, from making a fist to holding hands. HANDS ARE VITAL in the kitchen. Seniors Steve Lennertz, Cindy Hasiak, and Jeff Grunewald discover this as they prepare for the day’s cooking lesson. STEADY HANDS AND extreme patience are the drafter ' s most important tools. This is illustrated by the careful drawings of sophomore Chris Rumburger. WITH HER FINGERS firmly placed on home-row, sophomore Dyne Wiger gets ready to begin a 10-minute timed writing in Typing III, pursuing business interests. WITH A FLOURISH of his paint brush, junior Tom Morgan adds detail to the nose of John Wayne as he uses his hands to aid in cre- ative expression. NERVOUS HABITS ABOUND as students try to spit out all their new-found knowl- edge. While taking a Government test, sen- ior Steve Lennertz finds that running his hand through his hair alleviates some of the tension. WITH A POWERFUL blow, sophomore Bob Hulet spikes the ball out of his opponent, freshman Cary Gessler ' s reach, scoring the winning point for his team. Hand Classes 175 Crammi ng Written by: Albert C. Putoff Illustrated by: U.N. Organized Prologue ( have written this book not for myself but to share my secrets with the world. As a child, I was constantly procrastinating, and thus, I was left with no other choice but to cram. There are no set guide- lines for cramming yet, here are a few I have selected to share with you. Chapter 1 K nowing when to cram can be a vital detail to the suc- cess of the process. In one easy lesson, whenever you fall behind in your classwork or find yourself swamped with work, it is time to cram. To illus- trate this point, perhaps an ex- ample is necessary. You have just made the basketball team, and the first practice is tonight. You also have a Government test tomorrow, which slipped your mind. You also have a speech to research, compose, and rehearse. On top of all that, you have to have a Spanish dia- logue memorized by manafia. It is time for you to cram. proximately one evening and possibly the next morning, de- pending on the difficulty of the subject, to just studying or writ- ing. Suppose you have just set- tled down to write, punctuate, and type a twelve paragraph theme. The dinner bell rings. Ex- plain to the rest of the family that all you have time for is to “cram” a pizza in your mouth and run. Chapter 3 W ith mom on your side be- cause of that mean teacher popping that as- £RAM CHAR . Chapter 2 A s soon as you realize it is time to cram, the rest is easy. You devote ap- STUDENTS WERE NOT the only ones who did some last minute cramming. Chemistry teacher Mr. Don Ullman crams before greating his biology sum- mer school students. signment on you the last minute, you ' ve got it made in the shade. She will be waiting on you hand and foot until you lock your bed- room door. Finally, after swal- lowing the key, you can once again get back to memorizing for your English essay test on Macbeth and his devious be- havior. Chapter 4 P erhaps the most impor- tant thing to remember when cramming is mess. Organized people do not cram. Messies do cram. The way you go about creating a suitable at- mosphere is by plopping books across the room, scattering no- tebooks and papers across the dresser, and spilling miscella- neous writing utensils across the floor. Epilogue Y ou now have my secrets to cramming. If, by chance, you are an organized per- son, give yourself a pat on the back. If not, good luck in accom- plishing what you have got ahead of you. Cramming is per- haps a part of every student’s agenda. It is sometimes benefi- cial, but it sometimes costs you. At any rate, good luck you last minute putter-offersl 176 Cramming WHILE CRAMPED AT a crowded cafe- teria table, junior Kathy Vargo munches down while trying to cram for her chem- istry test next hour. ALTHOUGH THE TELEVISION set is on, senior Kristie Brozovic is able to de- vote partial attention to her chemistry homework. SKIPPING BREAKFAST IS one method students use in order to cram. After get- ting up a half hour earlier to allow for extra time, freshman Tara Stevens studies for a first hour test. ALTHOUGH KNOWING ABOUT a due date for her twelve paragraph theme for two weeks, senior Jackie O ' Drobinak is found research-cramming at the Mun- ster Public Library. Cramming 177 PLANNING HIS MATCH strategy, freshman Steve Sopko moves his king in the Round Robin Tourna- ment. Freshman Dean Andreakis, Avi Stern and Andy Carter compete against each other in hopes of advancing to a higher board competition. BOWLING CLUB (front row) Mr. Jeffrey Graves, Mike Mahler, Amy McCarthy, Jane Braun, Patty Burns, Tracy Rigg, Linda Psaros, Georgia Cross, (second row) Kevin Nash, Joel Gonzales, Brian Kar- ulski, Dan Hope, Mark Hoiseth, Paul Mounts, Mark Crawford, (back row) Bob Mears, Kraig Hayden, Stephen Meeker, Mike Helms, Steve Hulsey, Kevin Heggnewski, John Knotos, Tom Morgan. WHILE GAZING DOWN the lane over the top of a gleaming round ball, chemistry teacher Mr. Jeffrey Graves, Bowling and Chess sponsor, plots his strat- egy in knocking down the few remaining pins in order to gain a higher score. 178 Bowling Chess Practice makes perfect for pins, pawns Whether it was knocking down pins or just moving the right man, members of the Bowling Club and the Chess Team worked in order to conquer their sporting interests. “Practice was the key to a good game,” stated senior Pete Klobuchar, member of the Bowling Club. “If possible, we practiced every Monday afternoon and had a good time doing it,” he contin- ued. Their skill was shown through the aver- ages recorded, and the top bowlers were awarded at a banquet at the conclusion of the year. Students of the Chess Team also con- tributed their time to practice. Members gathered two to three days a week follow- ing their classes to practice their moves and strategies on their fellow teammates. “We got together for practice and in or- der to raise money,” said junior Tami Saj- dyk. One way members found to raise money was through the sale of candy. “Both teams worked hard in order to promote their sport,” added Mr. Jeff Graves, Chemistry instructor and sponsor of both organizations. Rather than having a lot of extra time on their hands, Bowling and Chess Club members found an enjoyable method of keeping busy. USING SHEER DETERMINATION freshman Avi Stern applies a new strategy. For pins or pawns, practice makes perfect. CHESS CLUB (front row) Mr. Jeff Graves, Steve Sopko, John Gustaitis, Bill Colias. (second row) Jeff McNurlan, Jonathan Peterson, Mike Casey, Jeff Gresham, (back row) Brain Elkmann, Rich Steffy, Andy Carter, Peter Bereolos, Dean Anchealsis, Avi Stern. Bowling Chess 179 WHILE WAITING FOR the scuba members to finish their explorations, Mr. Jeffrey Graves takes a break, relaxing in the water. WHILE WAITING TO go horse back riding, Out- doors Club members Joanne Jacezko and Scott Spongberg, juniors, stop to pet a horse before going out on the trails at Lazy L ' Stables. AFTER FINISHING THEIR ride, juniors Jenny Bretz and Lisa Doyle head back to put their horses in the stable. 180 Scuba Outdoor Club Whether exploring land, sea members conquer outdoors Adventuring into the beautiful under wa- ter world, while pretending you’re a mem- ber of Jacques Cousteau’s diving explo- ration team, could have been a silly whim that members of Scuba Club daydreamed about. Scuba Club’s explorations took the members to France Park in Logansport, IN, where they dove in a quarry. " Believe it or not, diving in a quarry can be just as exciting and beautiful as diving in the sea,” explained Mr. Jeffrey Graves, Chemistry teacher. He went on to explain that he and the members who participat- ed in the trip were very impressed with the quarry. Sophomore Jim Condes com- mented that the trip to Logansport helped him prepare for his diving in the Bahamas. On the other hand, members of Out- doors Club do most of their adventuring on land. Members went horseback-riding, went on hayrides, and went on a winter campout to Wisconsin. " Because Outdoors Club is so large, there is much versatility among the mem- bership. So, deciding on places to go was sometimes a problem. At meetings we tried to get an idea of what everyone was interested in, and then we tried to plan activities in which the majority of the members would participate,” explained senior Katie Helminski, president. The members of Outdoors and Scuba Club were not Jacques Cousteaus or Daniel Boones; they were just ordinary students who took an interest in adventur- ing into the outdoors. OUTDOORS CLUB (front row) Lisa Fitt, Mary Mika- lian, Caryn Mott, Karen Golden, Linda Psaroa, Tra- cie Bogumil, Kathy Kolodzjei, Cathy Phister, Jan Curtis, Katie Helminski, Mr. Art Haverstock. (sec- ond row) Maureen Mellady, Lisa Johnson, Patty Etling, Lisa Doyle, Cheryl Brazel, Jennifer Bretz, Kim Richards, Debbie Taillon, Karen Sharkey, Mau- reen Obuch, Karen Comstock, Kris Brozovic. (third row) Peggy Collins, Jamie Harrison, Tim Hodges, Eric Goldenberg, Kris Pardell, Julie Hager, Laura Boyd, Joi Wilson, Rebecca Johnson, Laurie Har- ding, Lynne Marcinex, Nancy Metz, (fourth row) Ka- ren Meyer, Tamra Papp, Susan Monak, Nancy Mu- cha, Kelly Moore, Patty Reddel, Ellen Derrico, Jackie Witmer, Threresa Case, Ella Akta, Suzane Lasky, Joanne Jacezko, Anna Simeoni. (back row) Lynn Powell, Michele Witmer, Patty Burns, Sonja Spojaric, Lauren Shoemaker, Kathy Koman, Amy Heatherington, Kyle Billings, Jon Trusty, David DeR- olf, Scott Spongberg, Cynthia Madsen. SCUBA CLUB (front roW) Mr. Jeffrey Graves, Doug Curtis, (second row) Mike Casey, John Hayden, Eric Goldenberg. (back row) Danyl Smith. Mike Helms, Jim Condes, Tim Hodges. Scuba Outdoor Club 181 DRILL TEAM (front row) Caryn Mott, secretary; Patty Etling, president; Maureen Mellady, vice- president. (second row) Becca Labowitz, Michelle Uram, Kristine Mager, Cathy Pfister, Jenny Ma- zanek, Sharon Grambo, Debbie Milne, (third row) Karen Little, Kathe Wands, Dawn Smallman, Mi- chele Biesen, Jane Michel, Patty Somenzi, Cheryl Hemingway, Robin Groff, (back row) Julie Nowak, Colleen Snow, Karen Kruzan, Mary Ramirez, Carolyn Reppa, Linda Powell, Linda Hoolehan, Bernice Hertzfeldt. WHILE OTHER STUDENTS put final touches on the floats, these band members prepare the school fight song in order to greet the homecoming parade spectators. DESPITE THE SHRINKAGE in size of the Marching Band, members were still able to entertain football crowds at half-time with music and formations. AT THE EAST Chicago Roosevelt basketball game, sophomore Kathy Pfister and junior Becca Labowitz shed their regular uniforms and step into bow ties and a top hat to accompany " New York, New York. " 182 Crowd Pleasers Halftime festivities arouse student spirit F iling onto the football field and bas- ketball court, members of Marching Band, Drill Team, Flag Corps, and the Rifle Squad prepared for their final step into the half-time festivities. But before their performance could be- gin, members of these groups had to con- tribute their time and effort for prepara- tions. Practices were held during the summer and throughout the year in order to smooth out difficulties coordinating their routines with the band. Members of the Marching Band were required to hold more frequent practices because of the ever decreasing amount of participants. This shrinkage made these practices more complicated when working to master their music and difficult formation and routines. “Practice really helped us get our act together, " said sophomore Kevin Heggi. " It was hard, but helpful.” Members of the Drill Team also joined together to improve their routines. " We needed more practice and it seeme d to help smooth out our routines,” said junior Mary Ramirez. Miss Kathy Dartt, English teacher and Drill Team sponsor, deter- mined that more frequent practices would improve the quality of the squad. After school and in the wee hours of morning, students in the Flag Corps and continued IN PREPARATION FOR their next game, the March- ing Band with junior Cheryl Wulf run through the mu- sic in order to smooth out the rough spots. Crowd Pleasers 183 AS PART OF the entertainment in the Homecoming Parade, the Flag Corp and Rifle Squad begin their march looking forward to the coming evening festivi- ties. FLAG CORP (front row) Adrienne Gifford, Pam Mi- chel. (second row) Amy Cala, Sherri Pavol, Karen Meyer, (back row) Dawn Michaels, Karyl Sweeney, Abbie Gifford. FOLLOWING A TOUCHDOWN juniors Mary Ra- mirez, Kathe Wands, and Jenny Mazanek enliven spirit in the crowded stands with shouts of joy, cheering their team on. Halftime festivities the Rifle Squad could be seen rehearsing in the fieldhouse. " We worked to improve, and it helped, " added junior Adrienne Gifford. " Better routines helped in raising spirit.” If so much time and effort was required, why would a student decide to join such a group? " Practice was not the only thing for our groups,” added junior Nancy Rzonca. " We did it for fun.” Through the twirling of rifles, waving of flags, and the stepping of the Drill Team, one could absorb the enthusiasm shown by the smiling of these performers. Thus, for whatever the reason, spirit was dis- played through the routines and music of the Marching Band, Flag Corps, Drill Team, and the Rifle Squad. RIFLE SQUAD (front row) Carole Orosco, Nancy Rzonca, Sherryl Bopp. BEFORE EACH GAME, cheerleaders and Drill Team members alike arouse the spirits ot the crowd. Ju- nior Karen Little moves to the band ' s accompani- ment of the school song. Munster Mustangs. Crowd Pleasers 185 OEA (front row) Susan Slivka, Debbie Witham, Lau- ra Gregor, Janice McNeil, (second row) Paula Kel- lams, Janna VerPloeg, Lisa Blaszek, Suzy Hester- man, Lynda Longson. (back row) Terri Howerton, Julie Moran, Gerogia Tsakapoulos, Diane Kanic, Kelly Plesha, Kim Winchell, Karen Callahan. DECA MEMBERS DRU Payne and Tish Adams dress as clowns to promote their balloon sale. 186 DECA OEA OEA MEMBER DEBBIE Witham helps DECA mem- bers in the bookstore as she sells stuffed animals. ORGANIZING, OEA MEMBER Lisa Blaszek, pre- pares the stuffed animals for sale. Students on-the-job training helps prepare for future After high school, a highly competitive business world awaits many students. However, many students have already become exposed to this world through their participation in such organizations as Distributive Education Clubs of Amer- ica (DECA) and Office Education Associ- ation (OEA). Besides taking turns selling material in the bookstore each month, DECA mem- bers also raised money in various other ways. During the festive homecoming week, one could see DECA members dressed in clown outfits promoting their balloon sale. “After the fire DE members used their quick thinking business minds, and came up with the idea to sell ‘I got burned out at Munster High School’ and ' I survived the fire at MHS ' T-shirts,” com- mented senior Bob Eismin. " DE is designed for students who were interested in exploring or pursuing a busi- ness career,” explained Mr. Leo Sher- man, DECA advisor and Business teach- er. Students began by taking Sales and Marketing their junior year, and then as seniors were chosen to participate in the DE program and state-wide competition. Senior George Brasovan explained that " the on-the-job training provided us with an opportunity to put our training to use.” In meeting the requirements for the program, students received six hours of credit, three for the class and three for the on-the-job training. Like members in DE, OEA members also had on-the-job training, although their training centered in secretarial skills. “Every girl should have had a job, but since the economy was so slow the girls who didn’t have jobs helped in one of the offices, in order to get their credits,” ex- plained senior Diane Kanic, secretary. “Through their on-the-job training ex- perience, the students developed a good understanding of employment opportuni- ties and responsibilities. It also provided financial rewards while learning employ- ment skills,” stated Miss Florence Kolod- ziej, OEA advisor. OEA had several fund raisers, including selling stuffed animals and Christmas flowers. Seniors Tish Adams, DE secretary, Bob, and Diane, all felt that their DE and OEA education helped them prepare for their future occupations. DECA (front row) Gary Nelson, Wendy Pryzbyl, Sandy Mescall, Jennifer Baron, Tish Adams. Steve Panchisin, Mark Bittner, Linda Levan, Howard Gold, Cindy Elkins, Gina Pupillo, Nina Swing, Mr. Leo Sher- man. (second row) Kathy Scheuermann, Mary Huber, Elias Carras, Patty Powers, Sandy Narvid, Debbie DeChantal, Margaret Mahns, JoAnne Sears, Michelle Biesen, Cheri Huard, Lisa Doyle, Beth Ha- siak, Tami Dare. Melissa Maroc. (third row) Dru Payne, Jim DeCola, Larry Schmock, Jeff Milan, Mark Melby, Russ Gluth, John Serletic, Ed Jaroz, John Scholl, Steve Kuklinski, Sheri Jasinski, Diane Kucer. (fourth row) Tom Mihalares, Chuck Ko- mance, Ken Korzehecki, Bob Eismin, Tom Sheridan, Dale Slosser, Jim Smith, Jeff Milne, Sharon Rogers, Lisa Krosinowski, Judy Urosevich, Pete Mann, Mar- vin Hecht. (back row) Steve Clark, George Braso- van, Gary Dunning, Bill Gerlach, Chuck Mooney, Steve Walsh, Bill Garza, Jeff Arnold, Scott Spon- berg, Louie Carbonare, Hal Lusk, Darrel Smith, Da- vid Geiger, Bob Gaskey. CHRISTMAS SHOPPING, SENIOR Diane Kanic pur- chases a Mustang scarf from senior DECA member Tami Dare at the book store. DECA OEA 187 More than Presidential personalities Running for President definitely made Ronald Reagan a personality. However, personalities do not have to be familiar faces or even famous voices. In fact, each student had his own unique style of expressing his personality. As the young freshman first walked the halls, how many times did he ask, “Where’s that classroom?” or “Why won’t my locker open?” He was starting his upward climb. Finding new friends, parting with old, and adjusting to a new school, were all just a part of growing. He had to change, to adjust, he wanted to fit in. The sophomore came back in Septem- ber having established relationships and ADAPTING TO A sudden physical disability caused by an automobile accident, Mr. John McDonald, Power Mechanics teacher, must learn to walk with the addition of crutches. IN A COMFORTABLE position junior Mike Chelich completes long and tedious, yet necessary work on Tony the Tiger. grown accustomed to the surroundings. He knew that he had made it over the first hill, but he still had to do some growing. He still had to complete one more step before he would gain the prestigious stamp of “upperclassmen.” The junior had made it half way through his journey. Sure, he had to start thinking about his future, but that seemed a long way off. He had to worry about Prom and whether or not he would get a date with that “special” someone. He didn’t realize that he was just about to make it to the top; that he had ascended another step in his climb. The senior felt that he had made it to the top. While he figured he would have problems with senior classes, such as government or composition, and he was prepared to deal with construction has- sles, he would never have thought of a fire! Besides not having the " new” school completed, he had to “lower” himself to have some of his classes in the middle school. But he made it, only to find that he must start a new climb tomorrow. Each time the students were knocked off their horse, they remounted and con- tinued on their way. The students adjust- ed their personalities as well as adjusting to the moods of others, and still managed to take it all in stride. TRYING OUT A new sales approach, DECA mem- ber, Tish Adams, senior, assumes the role of a clown in the promotion of their balloon sale. FEELING PROTECTED AFTER motherly care, Pig- let, played by junior Sharon Grambo, rests comfort- ably on her new found friend, Kanga, portrayed by junior Rebecca Schoop. seniors Seniors end histi school with hopeful futures Senior year. The beginning of the end. After three years of high school, the Class of ' 81 was finally ready to become the upperclassmen. With the 10 previously elected members of the Class Executive Council (CEC) and their class officers, they set out to accomplish the traditional responsibilities of the Senior Class. Class officers included President Mark Lu- berda, Vice-president Jack Krawczyk, and Secretary-Trea- surer Peggy Collins. They were guided by Class sponsor Mr. George Pollingue. Seniors began the year by building their class float. Be- cause of their past history of building first place floats, the seniors had a reputation to up- hold. Unfortunately their hard work on their Kellogg ' s charac- ter, Dig’Em did not pay off, as the juniors snuck by the seniors by one point in the float compe- tition. “There was plenty of cooper- TISH ADAMS: French Club 1-3; DECA 3, 4 (sec. 4). KEITH AIGNER JOHN ALEXIOU: Football 1-3; Track 1. GUSS ALONZO: Drama 4; AFS 4. KEVIN ANDERSON: Basketball 1-4, Letterman 3, 4. CRAIG ANGEL GAYLE LYNNE ARGOUDELIS: Project Bio. 3; Flag Corp 3; Marching Band, Concert Band 1, 2. JEFF ARNOLD JAMES CHARLES AUSTEN: Chess 1, 2; Drama 2-4; French Club 1. DAVID JOHN BARAN: Chess 1; Track 1-4. ation during Homecoming,’’ stated Mark. “It was a disap- pointment for us to lose, yet the judging was extremely close we were told,” he added. While the float competition was under way, the seniors were participating in a fund- raiser. The Class raised over $300 selling magazine sub- scriptions. “For the little amount of effort involved, it was well worth the profit, " explained Jack. When graduation day finally arrived, the 425 seniors re- ceived their diplomas as they faced the end of their four years in high school, with new begin- nings facing the Class of ’81. WITH GRADUATION COMING up in five months, Class Secretary-Treasurer Peggy Collins measures Greg Higgins for his cap and gown. HOMECOMING DAY ARRIVED and sleepy Senior Class members loaded the truck which pulled Dig’em the Frog. Although the seniors managed to bol- ster some spirit, their frog could only hop into second place. SENIOR CLASS EXECUTIVE COUNCIL (CEC) (front row) Mark Luberda, Peggy Collins, Jack Krawczyk (second row) Michelle Linos, Rene Gray, Rebecca Janovsky (back row) Cheryl Morgan, Lisa Johnson, Kristen Donnersberger, Nancy McCain. ... 190 Seniors KIRSTY BARTON RICHARD BARTOSZUK RICHARD WASSON BECKMAN GREG BENKOVICH LORI BENNE SUE BIEDRON PAULA JEAN BIEKER: Crier 3; Student Government 2; Choir 1; Pep Club 2; Intramurals 1. KYLE T. BILLINGS: Football 1; Baseball 1; Cross-Country 2-4; Track 3, 4; Letterman 4; Outdoors Club 4; Project Bio. 3, 4; Intramurals 2-4. DAVID JOSEPH BISTRICAN: Bowling 1, 2. MARK BITTNER: Wrestling 1, 2; DECA 3, 4, KELL BLANCHARD LISA ANN BLASZAK: Majorette 1. 2; Drill Team 3; Pep Club 1; OEA 2-4; Choir 1-4; AFS 1; Track GTO 4. CYNTHIA JEAN BOGUCKI: Basketball 1-4 (capt. 4); Volleyball 2-4; Letterwoman 3, 4; NHS 3, 4. SHARON BOHLING: Paragon 3, 4 (section ed. 4); Quill and Scroll 3, 4. MARILYN SUE BONE MARY JOHANNA BRANCO: Class Vice- President 1; Track 2, 4; Cross-Country 2, 4; Outdoors Club 4; Letterwoman 4; Powder Puff 3; Intramurals 1, 3. GEORGE BRASOVAN: DECA 3. 4 RANDALL MARTIN BRAUER AMY BRAUN: Drama Club 1, 3; National Forensic League 2, 4; Pep Club 1, 3; Outdoors Club 3; Musical 1, 3; NHS 3, 4; Thespian 3, 4; Speech 1, 3; Presidential Classroom 4; AFS 2, 3; Girls’ State Alt. 3; Choir 1-4; Track GTO 1, 3; Swimming GTO 2. THOMAS BRAZINA: Baseball 1; Football 2; Wrestling 1-3. DAVE BRECLAW: Cross-Country 3, 4; Letterman 3, 4; Track 1, 4. LAURA BROCKEL: Band 1; Flag Corp 2, 3; Track GTO 2-4 (Sec.-Treas. 3, V.P. 4). BRIAN BRODERICK NEIL JOSEPH BROWN: Football 1-4; Golf 1-4; Intramurals 2-4; Letterman 4; Math Team 2. MARY KRISTIN BROZOVIC: Drama 2; GTO 2-4; Pride Committee 3, 4; Outdoors Club 4; French Club 2; Choir 2-4. RICH BUKVICH JANET BUTKUS KAREN LYNN CALLAHAN: Rifles 1, 2; AFS 2; Track GTO 2-4; OEA 4. DANIELE CALLIS JUDY CARDENAS Seniors 191 BILL E. CARLSON: Football 1-3; Soccer 3, 4. SHELLEY LEE CARROLL MIKE CARTER: Wrestling 1-4 (Capt. 4). TIM CARTER: Intramurals 1-3. JACQUELINE MARIE CASE: Pride Committee 1, 2, 4; Volleyball 2, 3; Track 1, 2, 4; Swimming 1; Intramurals 1-4; Hoosier Girls ' State Delegate. KEVIN ROGER CASEY Swimming 1-4 (capt. 4) Paragon 2-4 (Head Photog. 4) MICHAEL PATRICK CASTELLANETA: Speech and Debate 1-4 (Treas. 3); Drama 1, 2; Crier 3. 4 (Opinion Ed. 4). ANDY CASTOR LUANNE CERNE RICHARD ALAN CHECK: Speech and Debate 1; National Forensic League 1; Crier 3, 4 (Sports Ed. 4). RONDI CHRISTIANSON PORTIA CHUA: AFS 1, 2; Choir 3. TAMI CLELAND EMILY COBRIN: Swimming GTO 1. 2; Drill Team 2; Choir 3; Paragon 4 (Section Ed. 4); Powder Puff 3. PHIL COHEN WOODY COLCLASURE PEGGY ANN COLLINS: NHS 3, 4 (Induction Ch. 4); CEC 3, 4 (Sec. -Treas. 3, 4); PC 2; Intramurals 3, 4; Royalty 2; Pep Club 3 (Treas. 3); Outdoors Club 4; Wrestling GTO 3. 4; Marching Band 1, 2; Concert Band 1; Prom Committee 3. MICHAEL J. CONCES: Track 1-4 (Capt. 4); Cross Country 3, 4 (Capt. 4); Letterman 2-4. MICHELLE J. CONCES: Drama 1. 2; Track GTO 3. KERRY CONNOR: Debate 1; Speech 1, 2; Crier 4 (Bus. Manager 4); Drama 1-4 (Pres. 4); Thespians 3, 4 (Pres. 4); National Forensic League 1. 2. BRUCE R. CORBAN: Basketball 1. 2; Track 3, 4; Letterman 3, 4; Intramurals 3. 4. CAROLE CORNS: NHS 3, 4; National Merit 4; GTO 1. 2; Drama 1, 2; Choir 1- 4; Bowling 1; Project Biology 3. ANTONIA COULIS LORI ANN CRARY: Drama 1; Musical 3; Choir 1-4; Ensemble 2-4. ROBERT C. DAILY SOFIA MARIA DAMIANOS: Track GTO 2. TAMI L. DARE NICOLE S. DAVIS: Swimming 1, 2; Letterwoman 1, 2; Swimming GTO 2; Ensemble 2-4; CEC 3; Cheerleading 3, 4 (Capt. 4); Musical 3. CHRISTOPHER DAYNEY: Football 1, 2; Track 1, 2; Cross-Country 2. DAVID JAMES DECKER: Intramural Volleyball 2; Football 3. 4; Orchestra 1, 2; Band 3, 4. 192 Seniors JAMES B. DECOLA ERIC DELPH ELLEN MARY DERRICO: Intramurals 2; Swimming GTO 4; Outdoors Club 4. LAURA J. DEUTSCH DONNA DJORDJEVICH KRISTIN DONNERSBERGER: French Club 1-3; CEC 1, 3, 4 (Sec.-Treas. 1); Swimming GTO 1-3; Intramurals 2, 3. DEBBIE L. DYE PAUL M. DZUROVCIK ADAM C. EASTER ROBERT R. ELKINS seniors Make believe kidnappers stalk nights Stepping out into the dark of night senior Caryn Mott was surprised to see that her house had been TP’d. As she looked around to see if the TPers were anywhere in sight, she was tak- en captive by “kidnappers.” They forced her into the car and took her away into the night. This “kidnapping” scene could have taken place any- where and at any time. Any stu- dent could have been the victim of this so-called crime as the kidnappers, seniors Mike Etling, Wasson Beckman, Scott Kaluf, and Dave Min chose their victims at random. Dressed in ski masks, dark glasses, and army jackets, the “kidnappers” went to any mea- AFTER DRAGGING JUNIOR Debbie Peterson out of her house, tying her up, and sticking her in the backseat of his car, Senior Wasson Beckman lets out a sinister laugh as he shuts her in the backseat of his hatchback. BREAKING FROM THE turmoil of a busy day seniors Wasson Beckman, Scott Kaluf and Dave Min jokingly kidnap ju- nior Debbie Peterson. Seniors 193 sure to scare their hostages. With baseball bats, fake guns, and dull hunting knifes, they stalked their innocent victims. Other kidnapping incidents included taking senior Sally Powell captive and holding her hostage at Dave’s house. While holding her hostage they called her mother and demanded ran- som money for her. Fortunately, her mother was aware of the sit- uation. The kidnappings, although they may have seemed real, were done to amuse both the kidnappers and their victims. “We usually kidnapped people for the fun of it, when we had nothing else to do,” explained Wasson. ROBERT W. ENGLE MICHEAL JOHN ETLING: Cross Country 1-4; Soccer 2-4; Musical 2-4. PATRICIA E. ETLING: Gymnastics 1-4 (Capt. 3); Drill Team 2-4 (Capt. 4); Student Govt. 1,2; NHS 3,4; Wrestling GTO 3,4; Intramurals 2-4; Letterwoman 3,4. KIM FAJMAN JEFF L. FARKAS CHRISTINE ANN FARON: Track 1,2; NHS 3,4; French Club 1-4 (Sec. 1); Swimming GTO 1-3. GENA MARIE FASO ALICE M. FENYES VICTOR FINKE JOHN BERNARD FISSINGER LISA LYNN FITT: NHS 3,4; Student Govt. 1,2,4; Speech 3,4; Outdoor Club 4; Project Biology 4; Pep Club 1-3; Track GTO 3,4; Prom Committee 3; Intramurals 2,4. MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER FOREIT PETER E. FRANKOS: Football 1,3,4; Wrestling 1-3. SUE FULLER: Student Govt. 1-4 (Sec - Treas. 3); Diving 2-4 (Capt. 4); Letterwoman 4. EDDIE A. GAGE TOM GAJEWSKI: Intramurals 3,4. PATRICIA ANDREA GALANTE: Choir 1- 4; Ensemble 2-4; Musical 1. LAURA D. GARZA THOMAS A. GARZA ROBERT S. GASKEY JOHNETTE GATES MARISA GEDERIAN: Student Govt. 2-4; NHS 3.4 (Vice Pres. 4); Intramurals 2,3; Wind Ensemble 1-3; Royalty 4. RICHARD D. GEORGAS JOHN C. GERIKE DAVID R. GIBBS: Football 2; Crier 3,4. DONALD E. GIFFORD JENNIE GLASS LISA GLOWACKI HOWARD J. GOLD CHRIS A. GOLDASICH 194 Seniors seniors Seniors meet reality of life-time dreams ■ v Taking long complicated tests, sorting through huge piles of mail, and making deci- sions that will effect the rest of their lives, kept seniors busy during their final year of high school. Once the student has taken the Scholastic Aptitude test, (SAT), the long wait for the re- turn of their scores begins. But, in the meantime, seniors are kept busy with piles of mail con- sisting of handbooks and pam- phlets from what seems to be every college in the United States. “I’ve received informa- tion from colleges I never knew existed,” exclaimed Pam Mi- chel, senior. Upon receiving their SAT scores, some seniors chose to BEFORE GRADUATING MID-TERM, senior Maria Chechi ponders over the large selection of college catalogs on display in the Guidance Department. re-take the test, while others were satisfied with what they had achieved. Now, the com- plex task of filling out the appli- cations began. " I had one appli- cation that wanted me to describe myself with a single adjective, I still haven’t come up with one,” proclaimed Bob Gresham, senior. Once the application is in the mail, another long wait must then be endured by the anxious senior. " I visited the colleges I applied to and talked to the ad- ministrators to alleviate the suspense,” explained Pam. After checking the mailbox every day for six weeks, the mailman finally dropped the long awaited reply in the box; the senior tears it open to find a letter of acceptance! ONCE SHE HAS filled out her applica- tions, senior Pam Michel takes the next step in getting to college, planning to pay for it. Seniors 195 EDMUND GOMEZ: Drama 4; Track 1; Intramurals 2-4; Choir 4; Ensembles 4; CEC 1-3 (Sec. Treas. 3); Student Body Pres. 4; Orchestra 1-3 (Sec. 2); Musical 3; French Club 2 (V.P.); NHS 3,4. JEANINE M. GOZDECKI DIANE LEE GRAMBO: NHS 3,4; IU Honors 3; Track 1-4; Letterwoman 3,4; Swimming GTO 1,2; Pep Club 1; CEC 1; Powder Putt 3; Intramurals 2-4. RENE GRAY: Cheerleading 1; French Club 1-4; Volleyball 3,4; Letterwoman 2- 4 (Pres. 4); Quill Scroll 3,4; NHS 3,4; IU Honors 3; Intramurals 2,3; Powder Puff 3; CEC 2-4; Paragon 3,4 (Copy Ed. 4); Track 1-4. LAURA ANN GREGOR: Outdoors Club 3; OEA 4 (V.P. 4); Intramurals 2. ROBERT PAUL GRESHAM NANCY E. GRIFFIN JOANNE S. GRIGER: Orchestra 1,2; Drama 2; Musical 2. JEFF M. GRUNEWALD CHARMAINE HAAGER: Track 1. seniors Past remembrances nrcvide security To a kindergartener, high school students are thought of as giants. “I can’t wait to get into high school” are thoughts of many children. Childhood is left behind as a student enters high school in his final step of education preparing for col- lege. However, various hints of childhood remain, easily no- ticed to any observer. Boys wear Mickey Mouse t-shirts, while girls have Donald Duck sweaters. Snoopy notebooks and pencils are also popular items among high school stu- dents. Students aren’t the only ones who refuse to depart with childhood whims. Cartoons or comical posters are often dis- played in teachers’ class- rooms. At home girls’ bedrooms are filled with stuffed animals and remains of their favorite doll now sixteen years older. Boys’ rooms are filled with dusty tro- phies and faded ribbons. “I’m used to my old things. I used to use them as security, but now they bring back memories,” stated senior Lynn Smallman. “Mickey Mouse was my fa- vorite cartoon character since I was young and remains my fa- vorite still, " commented senior Mari Sartain. “Supercat represents some- thing pure and innocent in this world,” boasted senior Brian Lambert, smiling from under- neath his favorite supercat t- shirt. Anywhere you look hints of childhood can be noticed, which break the monotony of a seniors’ world, and show that a little bit of “kid” remains in ev- eryone. CHILDHOOD MOMENTOS STILL per- sist throughout the high school years. Junior Becky Georges clings to child- hood memories by wearing her Mickey Mouse sweatshirt to school. 196 Seniors P KURT M. HALUM TODD C. HAMILTON CONNIE HARDING: NHS 3,4 (Treas. 4); Quill Scroll 3,4; Pride Comm. 2-4; Track 1,2; Paragon 3,4 (Ed. -in-Chief 4). LAURA LYNN HARDING: Choir 1-4; Drama 1-4; Outdoors Club 3,4; French Club 1-3; Swimming GTO 1-4; AFS 1,2. KAREN HARKINS CINDI A. HASIAK JOHN B. HASSE SHERRI L. HASTINGS: AFS 1; OEA 3; DECA 3; Choir 2. DAWN ELLEN HAYDEN: Drama 1,2; French Club 1-3; Orchestra 1-4; NHS 3,4. AMY M. HEATHERINGTON: Girls ' Basketball 1-4; Volleyball 1-4; Ensembles 2-4; Musical 3,4; NHS 3,4; Letterwomen 3,4 (Sec. 4). MANY DIFFERENT APPROACHES are taken by teachers to liven up the class- room atmosphere. Mr. George Pollin- gue, math teacher, chose to brighten up his classroom with pictures of friendly animals. Seniors 197 DRIED FLOWERS FROM past dances, favorite childhood stuffed animals, and prizes from sporting events fill the shelves with pleasant reminders of past events in a girl’s bedroom. seniors Well, it’s like this... sound familiar? Excuses are a big part of stu- dents’ lives, popping up not only at school with homework but at home with parents, as well. Sometimes you are lucky enough to get away with an ex- cuse, but other times you might not be quite so fortunate. Depending upon whether you wrecked the family car, didn’t clean your room, or stayed out past your curfew, excuses origi- nate in the home, just as in school. Most parents get the usual “flat tire” routine, the “we ran out of gas " story, or last but not least " my watch stopped, mom.” Amidst the many ex- cuses floating around, an origi- nal one pops up, like “we couldn’t get the car out of the driveway because it was blocked by ten cars.” Whatever excuses are given at home, students don’t run out of them for school either. TAKEN BY SURPRISE with her mother still awake, junior Gina Pupillo quickly thinks of a good excuse for coming in late. 198 Seniors Whether they are given to a teacher, the office or the nurse, students seem to pull excuses out of their wildest imagina- tions. Students realize that the old excuse, “my dog ate the as- signment,” won’t work any- more. New ones turn up like, “I swear I did it, but it’s sitting on my desk at home.” Why do students make up ex- cuses? One student best sum- marized the answer by saying, “I know I’m going to get in trou- ble anyway. It doesn’t hurt to try to get out of it.” The next time you forget an assignment, perhaps an imagi- native excuse will work like this one, “I don’t have my poetry as- signment because it’s locked in a car trunk driving around Gary at the moment.” WALKING INTO SCHOOL in the middle of third hour, senior Bob Gresham ex- plains to Mrs. Horlich why he needs an excused absence for missing his first two classes. MARV WILLIAM HECHT JR.: Football 1; Track 2-4; Letterman 2-4; DECA 4; Intramurals 2,3. KATHRYN MARY HELMINSKI: Girls Basketball 2; Outdoors Club 2-4 (Pres. 4); Ensembles 2-4; Orchestra 1,2; Musical 3,4; Project Bio 3,4. MICHAEL R. HELMS LAURA HERNANDEZ SUSAN DEE HESTERMAN: Track GTO 1-4; AFS 2; OEA 4; Rifle Corps 1-3 (Capt. 2,3). MARGARET HIBLER: Tennis 1-3. GREG HIGGINS ADAM HILL: Drama 2,3. EVA M. HILL KIM HOLLAND VERN HOLZHALL: Swimming 1-4 (Tri- Capt. 4). SCOTT HOOPER: Swimming 1; Football 2,4; Wrestling 2-4. TERRI S. HOWERTON CAROLYN J. HUDEC STEVE E. HUDNALL: Football 1-3; Baseball 1,2,4; Intramurals 1-4; Letterman 4; DECA 3. DOUG HUMMEL: DECA 3; Bowling 2. MARK IGNAS: Baseball 1; Tennis 1-4 (Capt. 4); Choir 2-4. REBECCA JANOVSKY: Swimming 1,2; Swimming GTO 1,2; Wrestling GTO 3,4; French Club 1-4; Pride Committee 2,3; CEC 4; Prom Committee 3; Powder Puff 3; Paragon 4 (Sec. Ed. 4); NHS 3,4; Presidential Classroom 4. MIKE JASINSKI SHERYL MARIE JASINSKI: French Club 1,2; DECA 3,4. DANE ALAN JOHNSON: Soccer 1-4 (Capt. 3,4); Tennis 1,2; Basketball 1; Letterman 1-4; NHS 3,4; Speech 4; National Merit Semifinalist 4; Lugar Symposium. LISA LYNNE JOHNSON: Paragon 3,4 (Managing Ed. 4); CEC 2-4; Prom Committee 3; Wrestling GTO 2,4; Swimming GTO 3; Outdoors Club 4; Intramurals 2-4; Quill and Scroll 4. HEATHER L. JONES SCOTT DOUGLAS KALUF: Intramurals 1-4; Football 2,3. DIANE M. KANIC KIM KELCHAK: Speech 3,4; Drama 4; Cheerleader 2; Drill Team 3; Ensembles 2-4; NHS 3,4; CEC 2,3; Musical 3,4; Choir 1-4. PAULA L. KELLAMS MARGARET KELLY: Drama 1,2. ELLEN KERR: Intramurals 1-4; Powder Puff 3; Marching Band 1; Concert Band 1 , 2 . WENDY J. KESSLER Seniors 199 AFTER RUSHING HOME after school, senior Tracy Rigg enters " Another World " and leaves the pressures of school behind her. WITH THEIR UNDIVIDED attention on the characters, seniors Kathy Miller, Peggy Collins, and MaryJo Branco are caught in the suspense of the soaps. f CVXl «• AMY MARIE KIERNAN JOHN KISEL PETE KLOBUCHAR DANIEL J. KNIGHT ERIC COUGHLIN KNUTSON: Basketball 1-4; Baseball 1-4; Letterman. KATHERINE ANN KOMAN: Track 1-4; Student Govt. 1-4; NHS 3,4; Swimming GTO 2; Wrestling GTO 3,4; Intramurals 1-4; Girls State 3; Presidential Classroom 4; Letterwoman 4. PAUL JOSEPH KOMYATTE: Swimming 1; Speech Debate 1-4 (Pres. 4); NHS 3,4; Boys State 3; Citizens Apprenticeship Program 3; Presidential Classroom 4; Project Biology 3. JOHN A. KONTOS MIKE J. KOPACZ JOHN P. KOVACH: Football 1-4; Wrestling 1-4; Intramurals 1-4; Letterman 3,4. 200 Seniors seniors Seniors like their love in the afternoon What happened to Luke- — where’s Laura? These two characters could possibly be the most popular couple in the school. They often are the topic of cafeteria con- versations. But, who are these two? For WITH THE HELP of her video recorder, senior Rebecca Janovsky doesn’t miss any of her favorite daytime dramas, even though she doesn ' t get out of school until 1:30 p.m. those who do not watch the famed " General Hospital” they would be dying to know. To those who keep in touch with the soaps, Luke and Laura are the hottest on and off romance in “love in the afternoon.” For those lucky enough to get out of school in time to catch the soaps, loitering in the hall is unheard of. “Every day three of my friends and I rush home to see the end of ' One Life to Live ' and ' General Hospital,’” com- mented Rebecca Janovsky, senior. Recently, males Lave be- come interested in the daytime dramas. “If a group of us are discussing the newest develop- ments on the soaps, occasion- ally the guys will get into the conversation,” proclaimed sen- ior Peggy Collins. Just because students don’t have early release, doesn’t mean they can’t keep up with their favorite soaps. With the help of video recorders, news- papers, and digests, everyone can be familiar with the various daytime dramas. " Although I don’t get out until before last hour, my sister records ‘Ryans Hope’ and ‘All My Children’ for me. I watch them after ' General Hospital,”’ add ed Rebecca. Well, Luke is at the disco with Alexandria and OH — NO, here comes Laura. SARA MARIE KOVICH: Swimming 1,2; Swimming GTO 1; Debate 2; Royalty 1. MLADEN KRALJ JACK F. KRAWCZYK KAREN BRIDGET KRUZAN: NHS 3,4; Quill Scroll 3,4; Paragon 3,4 (Layout Ed. 4); Majorette 1; Drill Team 2-4; Track GTO 1-4; Pep Club 1-3; World Affairs Institute 3; Presidential Classroom 4; CEC 3; Pride Committee 4. KAROLYN KULKA: Track GTO 1,2; Rifles 1,2 (Capt. 2). CLARK M. LABITAN BRIAN KEITH LAMBERT; Football 1-4; Track 1-4; Basketball 1,2,4. HEIDI LANGENDORFF KAREN L. LANGFORD KIMBERLY A. LARMEE: Drama 2-4 (V.P. 4); Thespians 2-4 (V.P. 4); Musical 1-4. Seniors 201 JOHN A. LAZINSKI: Cross Country 1,4; Baseball 1; Golf 4; DECA 3; Intramurals 1-3. OAVID A. LEASK LEAH LENNERTZ STEPHEN BURKE LENNERTZ LISA M. LESNIAK LINDA JOAN LEVAN: DECA 3,4 (V.P. 4). PAULA A. LEVIN: AFS 1; Pep Club 1. ELIZABETH LEWIS MICHELLE MARY LINOS: Student Govt. 1,2,4; Paragon 4 (Section Ed.); Choir 1- 3. CHARLES E. LOOMIS JOHN LORENTZEN MARK WAYNE LUBERDA: Track 1; Cross Country 1; Soccer 2-4; Intramurals 2-4; Speech 2-4; Student Govt. 1-4 (Class Pres. 1-4); Boys State 3; Student Leadership Institute 2; PTSA 2; NHS 3,4. LORIANNE LUTZ: Pride Committee 1; Wrestling GTO 2; Drill Team 3. ROBERT A. MADDALONE MICHAEL WILLIAM MAHLER: Bowling 1-4 (Pres. 3,4); Baseball 1-4. CAROLYN J. MALONEY: Choir 1-3. MARK G. MARCHAND HOWARD J. MARCUS BRANKO MARIC: Soccer 1-4. DIANA D. MARICH DIANE MARSHALL: Marching Band 1,2,4; Wind Ensemble 1-4; French Club 1-3; Pep Band 3. STEPHEN P. MARTIN KELLY RENE MATTHEWS: Drama 1,2. JOHN MATYSKA LISA J. MAUER SHARON A. MAY CAROL R. MAZUR: Track GTO 1,2; Drama 1. LAURA MARIE MAZZOCCO: AFS 1-3; Spanish Club 2. NANCY LYNN McCAIN: Tennis 1,2; French Club 1-4 (Pres. 4); Drama 3; Swimming GTO 3; Lugar Symposium 3; NHS 3,4; CEC 4; Intramurals 3,4. tim g. McCarthy 202 Seniors seniors Mid-term graduates face real sccrld alone FINISHING UP HER school responsibil- ities, senior Sharon Bohling, Academics section editor, gives final instructions to her academics intern, junior Helene Pappas in Paragon. EXPERIENCING HER LAST joyous mo- ments of high school, senior Linda Heubner empties her locker in the final moments of her life as a student. On the first day of entering high school, thoughts of gradu- ation and being " on your own” filled a student ' s head. As sen- ior year neared, the anticipation became ever greater, as one awaited the special graduation date — May 31. This dream be- came reality earlier for some seniors as they graduated mid- term. Eighteen seniors graduated Jan. 23; many had reasons of their own for cutting short the school year. Senior Lorianne Lutz explained, “I’m going to start college early and continue my education.” “I ' m going to work to help pay for college next year,” com- mented Sharon Bohling, senior. Linda Heubner explained, " I’m going to go to France and see other lifestyles. " Others just re- laxed and “found themselves.” Whatever the reason, these seniors departed leaving be- hind a whole way of life and were faced with the challenges of the “real world” as separate individuals. Seniors 203 Seniors 1 1 Hi Sally, did ycu hear what happened... tim j.p. McCarthy LINDA McFADDEN: Marching Band 1,2; Choir 2-4; Track GTO 4; AFS 4. THOMAS MCKENNA SUE A. McNAMERA JANICE McNEIL: Bowling Club 2; OEA 3,4. JAMES McNURLAN MARJORIE J. MEAGHER STEPHEN MEEKER: Bowling Club 2-4; Marching Band 1-3; Pep Band 1-3; Concert Band 1-3; Drum Major 3. JANET PATRICIA MELBY: Drama 1,2; AFS 1-4; Musical 1-4; GTO 1,2. MAUREEN MELLADY: Intramurals 1-3; Drama 1-4; Royalty 3; Drill Team 3,4 (V.P. 4). At the time when Alexander Graham Bell’s basic telephone patent was granted back in 1876, one can assume that he would have never realized the extent of his invention. The average high school stu- dent can find many, yet varied uses for this great invention. The telephone proves to be the major source of communica- tion among students. It can be used as a method for catching up on the latest gossip or just for talking to friends you do not get a chance to visit with in school. Another popular reason for Mr. Bell’s invention is for obtain- ing help in doing homework. Students call their fellow class- mates to better understand the assignment that was given in class the same day. The telephone also has other purposes for students. It can be very handy when it comes to 204 Seniors dating. Somehow it seems easi- er for a guy to ask a girl out over the phone than actually exper- iencing a face-to-face conver- sation. And in today’s times of Women’s Lib, the same can also hold true for a girl asking a guy out. For whatever reasons, the telephone has become popular and an important mode of com- munication for society. In any case, it has become a necessi- ty for high school girls and guys. EXTENSION PHONES PROVIDE priva- cy for junior Scott Yonover as he makes plans for going out on the weekend. In- stead of talking in front of his family, Scott was able to talk to his friends without disturbance. BECAUSE SHE WAS unable to come after school to get help, senior Sue Fuller telephones a friend. Although Trigonometry is difficult to explain over the phone, she was able to understand and complete her homework assign- ment. NANCY MARIE METZ: Marching Band 1-4; Concert Band 1; Wind Ensemble 2- 4; Pep Band 1-4; Outdoors Club 4. BRAD C. MEYER MONICA M. MEYERS: Track 1,2. PAM A. MICHEL JERRY L. MILLER KATHY MILLER MICHELLE ANN MILLIES DAVID P. MIN JONATHAN BRADLEY MINTZ: Pride Committee 1; Debate 1-3; Speech 1-4 (Historian 3. National 3); Tennis 2; French Club 2 (Pres. 2); Drama 2,3; Crier 3,4 (News Ed. 4); Quill Scroll 3,4; NHS 3,4; Pres. Classroom 4; Voice ot Democracy. MARK MOLINARO: Football 1,2; Intramurals 1,3,4; Letterman 4; Baseball 2. RENEE S. MONTES CINDY A. MOORE GREG MOORE JULIANA MORAN: Flag Corps 1-3; Pep Club 1; AFS 2; OEA 1,3,4; Choir 1-3; Bowling 2,3. JULIE A. MORFAS CHERYL L. MORGAN: Volleyball 1-4; Gymnastics 1-3; Track 1-3; Cheerleading 1-4; French Club 1-4; NHS 3,4; Student Govt. 1-4; Girl ' s State 3; Presidential Classroom 4. ANN ELIZABETH MORRIS: Swimming 1,2; Swimming GTO 1,2; AFS 1; Speech 2; Intramurals 3. CARYN MOTT STEVEN S. MUEHLMAN CRAIG MURAD: Football 1-4; V restling 1,3. TED MUTA: Football 1-4; Track 2,3; Letterman 3,4. CHERYL NAGY: Choir 3,4; Band 1. DAVID NAGY: Tennis 1-4; Intramurals 3; Letterman 3,4. KEVIN E. NASH: Tennis 2,3; Intramurals 2; Track 1. ANDY NAVARRO CARRIE GRACE NELSON: NHS 3,4 (Sec. 4); Intramurals 2,3; Pride Comm. 3,4 (Sec. 4); Track GTO 2-4; Band 1-4; Wind Ensemble 2-4; Orchestra 1-4; Powder Puff 3. CASSANDRA LEE NELSON: French Club 2; Track GTO 4. ROBERT A. NOVY: Math Team 2-4; National Merit Scholar 4. MAUREEN OBUCH: Cross Country 1-4; Track 1-4; Basketball 2; Letterwoman 1- 4; Outdoors Club 4. JACQUELYN MARIE O ' DROBINAK: NHS 3,4; Track GTO 2-4; Powder Puff 3; Pride Comm. 3,4; Pep Club 2,3; OEA 2; Drama 1; Intramurals 2. Seniors 205 DENISE HOPE OLAN: Speech 2-4; Drama 2,3; French Club 1-4; Swimming GTO 3,4; NHS 3,4. RICHARD J. OLLO: Swimming 1,2; Outdoors Club 2. SANDRA ANN OSINSKI: Drama 1; Intramurals 1; Rifle Corp 2,3; Track GTO 2-4 (Sec. Treas. 4). JIM PAGE AMY KATHERINE PALUGA: French Club 1-4 (Treas. 2, Sec. 4); Intramurals 1. RICHARD MAX PARBST JOHANNA PASSALES FRANK ROBERT PAULSON: Football 1; Intramurals 1,2. SUSAN PATRICIA PAULSON: Swimming 2; Intramurals 2,4. LYNN ANN PAWLUS: Musical 3; Gymnastics 3,4. DRU ELLEN PAYNE: Cross Country 1-3; Track 1-4; Letterwoman 3,4; DECA 3,4; Outdoors Club 3. ANNE PERDICARIS GARY PETERSON TIM PETERSON GUY PEYROT -•sir. STEVE PFISTER MICHAEL PHIPPS PAM PILARCZYK: French Club 1.2; Drama 1,2; Quill Scroll 3,4; Paragon 3,4 (Photog. Ed. 4); Track GTO 3,4. KELLY PLESHA MICHAEL G. PLUARD: Basketball 1-4. CHRIS PODOLAK JOE POI NICK POKRIFCAK PATRICIA J. PONDUSA LANAII YVONNE POOL: AFS 1-4 (Pres. 3,4); Drama 1,2; French Club 1. MARK DAVID PORTER III: Intramurals 1-3; Football 1. MARY C. POTASNIK: Tennis 1-4; Swimming GTO 1,2; Cross Country 2; Outdoors Club 2; French Club 1,2; Letterwoman 2-4. KENNETH A. POWELL: Speech 2-4; Debate 3; Intramurals 2,4. SALLY KYRA POWELL: Tennis 1; Wrestling GTO 2; Swimming GTO 3; Paragon 3; Crier 4; Drama 4; Outdoors Club 4; Project Biology 3. PEGGI POWERS seniors Seniority: more than lust status symbol range from such honors as later curfews at home to shortened class loads at school. As a sen- ior, students are granted school parking privileges and first choice in classes to insure late arrival and or early departure if possible. “Being able to take a short- ened schedule senior year is a real advantage,” commented senior Peggy Collins. " It gives me the extra time I need in order to earn some money.” Another privilege that comes along with senior year is that feeling of " superiority” one gets from being one of the oldest members of the student From the beginning of high school that first day of fresh- man year, students tend to look toward their senior year with great anticipation. The pros- pect of being a “senior” seems to hold many new privileges for most students. These privileges seem to WITH EARLY RELEASE from their third hour classes, seniors Kathy Koman and Ed Gomez get an early start in posting their senior status signs at the Highland Pep Rally held on the football field. TRANSPORTATION TO AND from school is no trouble when one is granted parking privileges. Because seniors have first choice in parking stickers. Amy Kiernan has a shorter walk to her car after school. body. Seniors are now well ac- quainted with the school and many of its teachers; therefore, on that first day of school they are granted the privilege of di- recting the lost freshmen around the school. These un- derclassmen look up to the sen- iors with great admiration for their status in the school. As the year ends, the seniors are again honored by being al- lowed to finish the school year ahead of the underclassmen. Their reign as the leaders of the school draws to a close with long-awaited graduation cere- monies. Seniors 207 seniors Students find US ef A •nice place tc stay’ Imagine traveling 10 to 12 thousand miles across oceans and continents, in order to stay a year with people you have never met before. This was the case for transfer students com- ing from Australia, Finland, Uru- guay, or Brazil. Four students from other countries came to live and at- tend school in Munster in order to learn the customs and differ- ent ways of life in America. " I also wanted to experience this new way of life through a fam- ily,” commented senior Kirsty Barton, an Australian transfer student. Experiences for these for- eigners varied from " the huge cars driving on the other side of the road,” to seeing snow for the first time in one’s life. Senior Peter Koko, from Finland added that people in the U S. dress dif- ferently. The language is basi- cally the same here except for certain word discrepancies. For example, students might get a laugh when Kirsty called her " sweatshirt” a “sloppy Joe.” " I think the people are really warm and friendly,” added sen- ior Gus Alonzo, who is from Uru- guay. Probably the biggest differ- ence of all would be in class scheduling. Senior Octavio Car- dosl of Berlane, Brazil, has classes from 7:30 to 1 1 :30, and the teacher changes rooms in- stead of the students. Octavio best sums up his stay with, “I’m liking it.” KIRSTY BARTON, AUSTRALIAN ex- change student, makes extra time for herself to experience the childish joys of building a snowman. IN ORDER TO show his friends in Uru- guay memories of his visit, senior Gus Alonzo purchases a yearbook from ju- nior Deanna Komyatte. 208 Seniors JEFF PRENDERGAST HENRY PRESTON: Football 1,2. MIKE PRUZIN KRYSTAL PRZYBYL GREG PULS TRICIA PUNCHO CECILIA RECK PATTY LYNN REDDEL: Wrestling GTO 2; Swimming GTO 3,4; Paragon 3; Outdoors Club 4; Intramurals 2. CHARLES REED: Football 1,2,4; Baseball 1-4; DECA 3; Basketball Mgr. 1-4. GAYLE ANN REICHETT: Powder Puff 3; Intramurals 1,2; Pride Committee 2. LIZ REMMERS CHRISTOPHER RESLER BOB RHIND: Football 1-4; Wrestling 1- 4; Track 1-4; Project Biology 3,4; Ensembles 2. KEVIN RICHTER TRACY ANN RIGG: Bowling Club 2-4; Powder Puff 3; Swimming GTO 1,2; Track GTO 4. BEVERLY ROMPOLA MICHAEL WILLIAM RONSCKE: Track 1. MANUAL ROSARIO: Wrestling 2,3; Tennis 4; Intramurals 1-4; Letterman 4. ROB RUDAKAS: Basketball 1-4; Football 1-4; Golf 1-4; CEC 3. GREG RYAN FRANK SAKELARIS: Football 1; Wrestling 1-3. MARI BETH SARTAIN MICHAEL SCHERER: Tennis 3-4 KATHLEEN SCHEURMANN LARRY SCHMOCK: Wrestling 1,2; DECA 3,4. PAULA JEAN SCHOENBERG: Intramurals 2,3; Pep Club 1-3; Track GTO 1-4; NHS 3,4; Pride Committee 3,4; Paragon 4; Powder Puff 3; Citizen Apprenticeship Program 3. JOHN SCHOLL ROBERT LEE SCHOONMAKER: Football 1-4; Track 1,2; Wrestling 1; Intramurals 4, Letterman 4. AMY SHROER KEITH ALLEN SCHWARTZ Seniors 209 seniors Middle Schocl acquires mi ratiiifi students Just as animals migrate to other terrains because of natu- ral destruction and weather changes, so did the students, fleeing from a ravaged North Building to find their new habi- tat, the middle school. After the Oct. 1 1 , North Build- ing fire, many students were forced to walk an extra dis- tance through the adjoining parking lots in all weather con- ditions. As rabbits changed their coats for the weather, so did the students ' fashions, as fall grew into winter. Senior Pam Michel explained, “it was cold and seemed like a long walk.” JOANNE SEARS: DECA 3,4. RALPH SEBRING FRANK SERLETIC ADRIENNE LYNN SERNA: Track 1.2; Drill Team 3; Choir 4; Swimming GTO. JOSE SERRANO ASHISH R. SHAH: Pep Band 3; Project Biology 3; Marching Band 3,4; Concert Band 2; Wind Ensemble 3. DANIEL A. SHAHBAZI: Drama 1-4; Orchestra; Musical 1-4; Thespian 2-4. TOM SHERIDAN: DECA 3,4. DONNA SJOERDSMA SUSAN M. SLIVKA: Bowling Club 2,3; Pep Club 2,3; OEA 1,4. LYNN MARIE SMALLMAN: Track 1-4; Cross Country 4; Wrestling GTO 3; Letterwoman 3,4; Paragon 3; Quill and Scroll 3,4; Intramurals 3; Project Biol- ogy 3. DAVID LOUIS SMISEK: Orchestra 1-4; Musical 1; AFS 2-4; German Club 2; Outdoors Club 3; NHS 3,4. JIM SMITH MARY KAY SMITH SCOTT SMITH Memories held in the stu- dents’ minds as they once again visited the school which they had thought was a thing of the past. Senior Heather Jones ex- plained, “the middle school did bring back many memories, but the school kind of looked differ- ent.” Although the classrooms brought a change in memories, many students had to become accustomed to the smaller desks and facilities used by middle school students. Rather than the regular seven minutes between classes, passing per- iods evolved into fifteen min- utes to allot for the extra dis- tance between the two schools. Lunch hours were also rear- ranged in order to alleviate problems of middle school classes having “B“ lunch. As spring arrives, the animals that migrated for winter return to their natural habitats. Stu- dents, on the other hand, looked forward to the comple- tion of their old terrain, so they also could return to their “natu- ral habitat” in the high school. WALKING THAT EXTRA distance coat- less, senior Craig Murad picks up his pace as the cold weather gets to him and the warning bell signifies that he will be late. 210 Seniors TEACHING IN THE middle school be- came more difficult for Mr. Jack King, Health and Safety Teacher, as he found open classrooms distracted his stu- dents ' attentions. GETTING ACCUSTOMED TO the smaller desks in the middle school, sophomore Nancy Mucha discovers a new way to complete her homework as- signment in class. CINDY SNOW: Swim Team 1; DECA 3,4. COLLEEN ANNE SNOW: Swimming GTO 1-3; Gymnastics 2-4; Drill Team 3,4; Letterwoman 4; NHS 3,4; Musical 3. CYNDI SODERQUIST: Choir 3. KAREN L. SOHACKI: Project Biology 3. EDYTHE BETH SPUNGEN: Intramurals 2-4; AFS 2,3; GTO 4; Choir 3,4. LINDA SPURLOCK GREGORY SCOT STARRETT: Drama 1. GEORGE STAVROS ANN BARBARA STEPNIEWSKI: Bowling Club 1,2; Ensembles 2-4; Musicals 3,4. KATHRYN SUSAN STERBENC: Intramurals 3,4. JOSEPH V. STODOLA: Football 1-4; Wrestling 2-4; Basketball 1; Baseball 1. JAMES R. SUCH: Football 1-4; Wrestling 1-3; Baseball 1-4; Intramurals 1-4; Letterman 3,4; Ensembles 2-4; Musical 3; Choir 1-4. KELLEY SVENNINGSEN DIANE L. SWANSON: Choir 1-4; Drama i . KARYL KATHLEEN SWEENEY: Track GTO 2; AFS 2; Bowling Club 3; Choir 1- 4 (Ensemble 4); Flag Corps 3,4. Seniors 211 NINA SWING TONY F. TAVITAS: Football 1-4; Basketball 1-4. KAREN TERRANOVA: Basketball 2; Swimming 2-4. JANET S. THOMAS VESNA TRIKICH: Drama 3; Intramurals 1,2; Ensembles 2-4; Flag Corp 2,3; Track GTO 2,3; Project Biology 4; Outdoors Club; Powder Puff 3. JON TRUSTY GEORGE TSAKOPOULOS GEORGIA TSAKOPOULOS: French Club 1,2; Pep Club 3,4; Powder Puff 3; OEA 4 (Treas.). BOB UPTAIN: Football 1,2. MICHELLE URAM: French Club 1-4; Speech 2,3; Pep Club 1-3; Drill Team 4; Swimming GTO 2,3; NHS 3,4. MARINA UROSEVICH BOB VALE: Football 1,2; Wrestling 1-4. MARGARET VASQUEZ JANNA VERPLOEG SHARON LYNN VIERK: CEC 2; Pep Club 1-3; Gymnastics 1-3; Cheerleaders 2-4; NHS 3,4. LYNDA VOIROL DAWN VUKOVICH JOHN J. WACHALA KIM WASILAK JANET A. WATSON: Basketball 1,2; Golf 2-4 (Capt. 4); Track GTO 3; Intramurals 1-4. TAMMY WESTERFIELD JERRY WICINSKI MARY WILSON KIMBERLY WINCHELL DON WINSTEAD DEBORAH WITHAM: Flag Corp 1-3; Bowling Club 1-4 (Sec. 3); OEA 4 (Pres. 4); COE 4; Wrestling GTO 4. SANDRA JOAN WOLAK: Basketball 1,2; Volleyball 1; Cross Country 1; Letterwoman 2; Track GTO 3. JOHN WOLAK KAREN WOOD KATHY WOODWARD 212 Seniors seniors Sleeping in, leaving early advantageous to some BZZZZZ. Tom reaches over to turn off his alarm. 8 a.m. — just another school day. Al- though school has just begun for most people, Tom won’t go to school until around 9 a.m., for he has late arrival. Seniors get their first choice of whether they want late arrival ENJOYING THE BENEFITS ot late arri- val, sophomore Traci Thomas takes her time getting ready after early morning swim practice. HALLS ARE EMPTIED as fifth hour is just beginning for most students. Being a senior, Tim Carter enjoys one of the senior privileges, that of early release. or early release. Each option enables students to have only five hours in a day. Late arrival seems to be con- venient for many students. Be- sides sleeping later, one could use the time to finish some homework he forgot to do. “I think it’s excellent, especially for looking over notes for a test for the day, " explained senior Diane Grambo. Early release also has its own advantages. Some stu- dents use the extra time to get a part-time job. Others like to hurry home in order to catch the latest on " General Hospital.” According to junior Karen Atlas, " I’m usually uptight by the time fifth hour rolls around, and I just want to get home.” Whether for extra sleep, making money, or pleasure, stu- dents seem to think early re- lease and late arrival are defi- nite advantages to high school living. JO ANN WROBEL: Speech and Debate 1- 4; Pres. Classroom 4; Drama Club 2,3; Quill and Scroll 3,4; NFL 2-4; Crier 3,4 (Man. Ed. 4); News Bureau 3. BRUCE ROBERT YALOWITZ: Swimming 1,2; Speech and Debate 2-4; Paragon 2- 4 (Photog ); Quill and Scroll 3,4; NFL 2-4. JAMES RICHARD YASKO HERB YEKEL PAUL YORKE MICHELLE YOSICK: Swimming 2-4; Choir 1-3; Marching Band 1; Swimming GTO 2. SANDRA LYNN ZAHRNDT: Spanish Club 2; AFS 3; Drama Club 2. STEVEN R. ZELDENRUST: Football 1- 4; Track 1-4; NHS 3,4; Stage Band 1-3; Marching Band 1-3; Pep Band 1-3; Intramurals 2-4. TED ZIANTS JANET ZONDOR: Intramurals 1-4; Powder Puff 3. Seniors 213 Mike Anasewicz J. Scott Anderson Karen Atlas Jane Austgen Michelle Bados Jeanne Baker Terri Bame Paul Banas Dan Bard Jennifer Baron Mike Barth Jenny Beck Margaret Behrens David Belford John Bell Michele Biesen Raymond Blazek Tim Bocard Karen Boda Paul Boege Sherryl Bopp Mark Boyd Mindy Brandt Bruce Braun Cheryl Brazel Jennifer Bretz Mike Bubala Mike Bukowski Patty Burns Tom Calligan Donald Calvert Caryn Cammarata Mara Candelaria Louie Carbonare Elias Carras Eric Carter John Cerajewski Kelly Chapin Mike Chelich Kimberly Chudom Melani Cigler Gary Clark Jeff Cleland Kym Clouse Linda Colgrove David Coltun Charles Comanse Kevin Condon Karen Corsiglia Kim Croach Ken Croner Scott Crucean Debbie Culbertson Doug Curtis Debbie Dechantal Tad Delaney Lori Dernulc George DeYoung Claire Dixon Leslie Doyle Lisa Doyle George DuBroff Bryan Duffala 214 Juniors Gary Dunning Rosemary Echterling Cindy Elkins Suzanne EINagger Robyn Eisner John Etter Irene Fabisiak Thomas Fary John Fechalos Rick Fehring Thomas Figler Christie Finkiewicz Larry Fisher Kathy Fitt David Foreit Lunetta Frank Bill Garza Janet Gauthier Tom Gbur David Geiger Becky Georgas juniors Juniors prcve t v« can be better than cne As the old saying goes, two minds work better than one. This holds true for the Class of ’82 as they acquired a second class sponsor, in addition to their present sponsor, Mr. Don Fortner, Business Teacher. English Teacher, Mr. David Rus- sell joined them to help in any way he could. According to Mr. Fortner, having two sponsors is very ad- vantageous. “For a school this size it’s almost imperative to have two sponsors, " Mr. Fortner explained. Mr. Russell agreed with Mr. Fortner and added, “it eases the burden due to the time the job involves. " BUILDING A FIRST place float entails many hours of hard work. Devoted ju- niors Kathy Fitt and Helenka Zeman work into the early morning hours in or- der to ready their float for the next day ' s competition. JUNIOR CLASS EXECUTIVE COUNCIL (front row) Nancy Maginot, Debbie Pe- terson, Sandy Mason, (back row) Amy Strachan, Irene Fabisiak, Elaine Marko- vich, David Hughes. Junior Class President Sandy Mason basically holds the same opinion. " Although it ' s been hard to inform two people of what we were doing at all times, it’s worked out really well for us,” Sandy explained. Other officers for the Junior Class were Eva Zygmunt, Vice- President, and Debbie Peter- son, Secretary-Treasurer. The juniors started the year out by raising money through the sale of magazine subscrip- tions, in which they made over $300. With the money they raised, they set out to build their win- ning Homecoming float. “Be- cause of the hard work of many of the members of the Junior Class, we were able to nudge out the seniors in the competi- tion,” explained Debbie. Sandy added, “it was the best possi- ble contest between two classes. " The annual project of any Ju- nior Class is the planning of Prom. The date was set for May 16 with the theme being, " The Best of Times.” Contrary to past years, dinner was served at Prom, while Post Prom was held at Omni. As the juniors continued their gradual climb up the ladder known as high school, they were faced with greater respon- sibilities. They handled Prom and headed towards their sen- ior year with hopes of keeping up their winning tradition. While facing these new challenges, they knew their two sponsors’ minds would work better than one. Juniors 215 juniors Municr life ccmpcnents set them apart Traditionally, juniors rank second to seniors, but these ju- niors gave the seniors a run for the top. During Homecoming Spirit Week, the juniors came up num- ber one in showing their spirit by participating in the festivities and humiliating the seniors Dig ’Em with their Tony the Tiger. Despite a smaller Junior Class of 408, to the Senior Class of 424, the juniors out- shined the seniors at pep rallies with their roars of enthusiasm and scores of confetti. Although the juniors tried to overcome their low position on the upperclassmen totem pole by showing their spirit, it was hard for them to overcome the fact that they were “juniors. " The realization of becoming a junior began at the end of the sophomore year with compiling class schedules. " I felt like a junior when I was told to take U.S. History, " added Jennifer Bretz, junior. “It was obvious I was a junior when I returned to school think- ing I finally knew my way around only to find out it had been part- ly burnt down and was being re- constructed,” commented ju- nior Chris Koman. John George Olga Georgevich Lisa Gerdt William Gerlach Beth Gessler Adrienne Gifford Mary Glowacki Barbara Gluth Russell Gluth Lisa Goldberg Eric Goldenberg Melinda Goldman Joel Gonzales Sharon Grambo Academically, not only were juniors required to take U.S. History, but also English 1 1, and all juniors knew what that meant. Junior Rick Palmer pro- claimed, “I knew I was a junior when I had to write my first term paper, but I lost all my note- cards on the way to school.” Juniors also felt like " juniors " in extracurricular activities and in social events. “I was glad to make the Varsity Basketball team, but I felt like a junior when I spent most of my time on the bench,” joked John Zajac, ju- nior. “I knew I was a junior when my mom finally allowed me to go to parties, but when I finally got there they were for ' seniors only’,” complained junior Amy Strachan. Although the Junior Class brought more status to the label of “junior”, students still knew they were one year from “sen- iors.” REALIZATION OF BEING a junior came true for Carol Watt, as she spent many many long hours organizing notecards, working on an outline, and finally typing up the finished product in order to com- plete her term paper. DESPITE THE FACT that the party is for " Seniors Only, " two junior guys try their luck at getting in. 216 Juniors Patty Grantner Robin Groff Elyse Grossman Tom Guidotti Gretchen Guyer John Haase Robert Halfacre Sandy Harding Beth Hasiak Kraig Hayden Cheryl Hemingway Bernice Hertzfeldt Ray Hill Tim Hoch Tim Hodges Susan Hodor Danice Holler Mark Hollingsworth Linda Hoolehan Karin Houk Thomas Hoyle Tom Hriso Cheri Huard Mary Huber David Hughes Jane Huttle Thomas Hynes Joanne Jacezko Drew Jackman Jeff Jarczyk John Jarczyk Ed Jarosz Lorrie Joens Amy Johnson Karen Kaegbein Mark Kaegbein Debbie Kain Donna Kaminski Frances Katris Michelle Kelchak Scott Kelleher Doreen Kender Scott King Rich Kiszenia Dan Kmak Dave Knight Matt Kobus Chris Koman Deanna Komyatte Michelle Kornelik Andrea Kott Steve Koufas David Kovacich Robert Kritzer Diane Kucer Steve Kuklinski Brenda Kushank Kristine Kustka Laura Kyriakdes Rebecca Labowitz Keeley Lambert Steve Lang Marian Leahy Juniors 217 John Leary Marsha Lefkofsky Ellyn Lem Mark Levine Julie Levy Darryl Lieser John Linnane Karen Little Kim Lorenzen Sonja Luara Harold Lusk Daniel Macenski Karen Maday Cynthia Madsen Nancy Maginot Patty Magrames Suzet Malek Chuck Malinski Pete Mann Chris Marchand Angie Marich Elaine Markovich Jeff Markowicz Tim Markowicz Ken Marlowe Melissa Maroc Robert Maroc Sandy Mason Scott Matasovsky Tom Mateja Brian Matthews Jenny Mazanek Amy McCarthy Linda McClaughry Mary McLaughlin Tim McLoughlin Joe McNeill Don McTaggert Hope Melby Sandi Mescall Danny Metz Catherine Meyer Karl Meyer Tom Mihalareas James Milan Brenda Miller Jeff Miller Tracey Miller Debbie Milne Jeff Milne Dina Moffet Asim Mohiuddin Sue Monak Ken Monaldi Chuck Mooney Brian Morford Tom Morgan Diane Morris Paul Mounts ‘ Steve Mrvan Anne Mulligan Sandi Narvid Nick Navarro 218 Juniors Gary Nelson Joe Nelson Margaret Nichol Al Nowak Susie Oberlander Sharon Obuch Jeff O ' Donnel Jennifer Ogorek Kim Olds Phyllis Opatera Carole Orosco Karla Pajor Richard Palmer Laura Papp Helene Pappas Sonja Paragina Ron Pasko Caroline Paulson Greg Pazdur Camille Paziena Dan Pecenka juniors Ecu hie image can be dcuble trcuble fcr twins For some people, life is like looking into a mirror and always seeing your reflection. But a mirror isn’t needed, for that dou- ble is their identical twin. Twins are not very rare here, for there is one set of identical twins in the Junior Class. According to junior Tim Markowicz, being a fraternal twin has its advantages and dis- advantages. Always having a companion to do things with is a plus for twins. However, Tim stated, “sometimes he be- comes a nag, by getting too in- volved in my business.” For ex- ample, sharing things such as a stereo can result in a sibling fight. Many people have difficulty in knowing what it is like to be an identical twin. According to Jeff Jarzyck, it has its ups and downs. “It can be a riot playing jokes on people,’’ he ex- claimed. “We like to switch places.” On the other hand, Jeff does get tired of people calling him by his brother ' s name. “We try to dress differ- ently so people can distinguish us,” he added. So the next time you see a twin coming down the hall, if you cannot remember his name — just come out with a " Hi.” UNABLE TO REMEMBER which Jar- zyck he is talking to, junior Randy Chip studies Jeff with puzzlement. PRACTICING FOR THEIR next gig, ju- nior Jeff Markowitz plays the drums, as his twin Tim plays the electric key- board. Juniors 219 juniors Part-time Jobs present brill pres, ecus ter juniors “That will be $6.23, sir.” “That’s two cheeseburgers, a large fry, and a medium coke, right? " These lines may have be- come redundant for those stu- dents whose daily routine en- tailed a part-time job. Despite the relaxing atmo- sphere at home following the school day, some students were still lured by the advan- tages of the working world. “It was nice to have extra spending money,” said junior Jayne Rovai. " This enabled me to do or buy things I normally would not have. " But for some students the money they earned wasn’t just “extra spending money”; the money they saved helped to fi- nance college. “Money shouldn ' t have been the only reason for a job,” stat- ed Mrs. Mary Yorke, English in- structor, “even if it was needed for college, financial aid was available.” Besides the role of money, other reasons persuaded stu- dents to become employed. “I think it was worth having a job if you enjoyed it,” quoted ju- nior John Cerajewski, “I man- aged to have some fun at the same time.” “I learned how to take on new responsibilities and work with people,” said Tricia Ulber, ju- nior. But through all those positive aspects of working, there were the disadvantages, too. “Spending that time working interfered with my social life,” added junior Irene Fabisiak, “and during the week I had tests to study for.” ”1 didn’t spend enough time 220 Juniors studying when I worked,” stat- ed Jayne. “I have found that there was a direct correlation between grades and jobs,” said Mrs. Yorke. “Too many students didn’t have the time to complete their assignments; high school was the time to learn.” “Working on just the week- ends worked out fine for some students,” said Mr. Al Smith, math instructor, " I think that was a better idea.” Besides the working world, there were other extra-curricu- lar events one had to sacrifice. Some high school spirit was lost because jobs prevented one from getting involved in any school activities. Looking at both the pros and cons of a job, it was the stu- dent ' s choice whether or not to become involved in the daily routine of “that will be $6.23, sir” or “that ' s two cheesebur- gers, a large fry, and a medium coke.” TURNING CHICKEN IN preparation for the next customer, junior Jayne Rovai works a part-time job at Brown ' s Chick- en in Highland. DISTRIBUTING FREE SAMPLES of foods from the Jewel delicatessen, ju- nior Karla Pajor fulfills her duties. Debbie Peterson Don Peterson Scott Petrie Diane Pieczykolan Debbie Poi Vince Pokrifchak Lynn Powell Patti Powers Philip Pramuk Joe Preston Wendy Przybyl Gina Pupillo Lisa Quasney Ken Racich Tod Rakos Lisa Ramirez Mary Ramirez Bill Ramsey Frank Rapin Brian Read Dan Reck Laurelyn Rednour Carolyn Reppa Edgar Rice Kim Richards Bob Rigg Pam Roberts Dave Robinson Sharon Rogers Marina Rosales John Rosenfeldt Jayne Rovai Renee Rubies Tim Rueth Julee Ryan Nancy Rzonca Cort Sabina John Sakelaris Tina Sakich Tim Samels Laura Schaeffer Richard Scheuermann Carl Schmidt Lisa Schweitzer Myron Serba John Serletic Jim Sharp Marcie Sherman Denise Shmagranoff Lauren Shoemaker Laura Shutka Rita Siavelis Todd Sickles Coleman Sills Wendy Silverman Anna Simeoni Bob Sirounis Gretchen Skaggs Stan Skawinski Nancy Skurka Debbie Slosser Dawn Smallman Darryl Smith Juniors 221 Kathy Smith Kevin Smith Chris Snyder Patty Somenzi Julie Spenos Mike Speranza David Speroff Sonja Spoljaric Scott Spongberg Zlatan Stepanovic Karen Stern Jeff Stoll Robin Stoner Amy Stachan Donna Strange Bill Summers Lisa Swarthout Linda Taillon Roger Teller Tammy Thornton Juanito Ting Jelena Trikich Tricia Ulber Natalie Urbanski Kathleen Vargo Christy Vidovich Greg Vonalman Karen Vranich Steve Walcutt Steve Walsh Kathy Wands Carol Watt Karyn Waxman Joe Webber Kevin Welsh Terry Westerfield Heidi Wiley Kelly Williams Kim Wilson Shannon Wilson Lynda Witkowski Michele Witmer Janice Wojciehowski Candis Wojcik Nick Wolf Cheryl Wulf Christine Wulf Michael Yates Andy Yerkes Scott Yonover Adam Yorke Lucy Yu Cheryl Yuraitis John Zajac Kevin Zatorski Helenka Zeman Eva Zygmunt 222 Juniors juniors liamburger on a bun or ootunus on rye? Setting: the school cafeteria Hungry students eat hambur- gers, hot dogs, or the main course, spaghetti and meat- balls. As one roams the aisles he sees a student with an un- usual appetite. The girl pro- ceeds to dip her barbequed po- tato chips into her milkshake and devour them with satisfac- tion. Many people aren’t satisfied with the usual hum-drum meals. Instead, they turn to weird foods. Whether in the cafeteria or at home, people crave differ- ent combinations of food, or just unusual foods. Tasting different types of food usually begins at home. Children are open to Chinese, Mexican, and French cooking, to name a few. Restaurants pro- vide an even wider variety of " gourmet " dishes. For exam- ple, one wouldn’t be accus- tomed to eating shark, octopus, or squid at home. One restau- rant features weird dishes in- cluding pheasant, lion and tiger meat. Foods such as these are considered delicacies by some, while others react with, " do people really eat that? " Likewise, many weird appe- tites are present at achool. In- stead of the usual meals, many students seem to like eating French fries with milkshakes, or a strawberry parfait with an or- ange drink. Still, others prefer dipping their fritos in mustard, or in their milkshakes. " Potato chips are best dipped in a milk- shake,” commented junior Caroline Paulson. Junior Sylvia Galante enjoys olives and ice cream as a snack. One weird food consumer prefers some- thing " quick and simple, " such as " peanut butter and jelly and banana sandwiches.” In the end, weird foods have taken their toll, as a few stu- dents don’t feel too well after they eat, and must be excused to go to the bathroom. BORED WITH HER usual dinner, junior Sylvia Galante prefers a can of black olives, occasionally dipping them into orange marmelade TRYING TO SATISFY their case of after-school munchies, junior Amy John- son indulges herself with oranges in Hershey ' s chocolate sauce. Juniors 223 sophomores _ Middle child 9 syndrome adds tc lack cf spirit The middle child. People al- ways say how this is the one in the family who has the most problems. This child still feels the pressures from the older members of the family even though he is not the youngest one around. The middle child theory held true for the Sophomore Class. Even though they were no long- er the babies of the school, as the freshmen took over this role, the upperclassmen were still around. To help them with this task, they elected officers for the Class of ' 83 including Scott Martin, president; Jim Kovach, vice-president; and Alice Clark, secretary-treasurer. The class was sponsored by Mr. Steve Wildfeuer, French teacher. Beyond their middle child syndrome, the sophomores also had some internal prob- lems of their own, dealing with spirit and participation. “Overall we had a definite lack of spirit,” stated Scott. " The class tended to rely on a group of about 30 people or so to do a great deal of the work for everybody.” Mr. Wildfueuer felt the same way about the lack of participa- tion. “Except for float, we had a Natalie Abbott James Abrinko Tim Agerter Ela Aktay Spero Alexiou Bob Alonzo Angie Andello Rick Appelsies Jim Argoudelis Steve Arnold Todd Atwood Nick Bachan Linda Backe Barbara Bartoshuk hard time getting more than about 15 students to show up at class meetings. Most of these people were the Class Execu- tive Council and Pride Commit- tee members.” Even though there were prob- lems within the Sophomore Class, the year was not a total loss. “The year was a learning ex- perience for us,” explained Scott. The Class found out how to build a float, organize Home- coming activities, and plan fundraisers. Fundraising for the Class of ' 83 included a bake sale and selling candy and frisbees in the spring, as well as a car wash. “We hoped to raise the money we’ll need for next year,” stat- ed Alice. Although the Class of ' 83 will still be a “middle child” next year, Scott hopes to raise class spirit. “Next year we hope to create a greater class unity. It’s nearly impossible to do all the work without more people be- coming involved.” SOPHOMORE CEC: (front row) Jim Ko- vach, Alice Clark, Scott Martin, (back row) Sue Wojcik, Theresa Case, James Vang, Reggie Zurad, Cathy Pfister. LAUGHING AND TALKING, yet still busily working, sophomores Melanie Santare and Caryn Costa take part in the major activity of the Sophomore Class. Homecoming’s theme, “Kel logg ' s Characters” was portrayed by this class with Milton the Toaster ' s " Burn ' Em.” i 224 Sophomores Steve Basich Leslie Beach John Behrens Joe Belinsky Laura Bennett Leanne Beno Renee Bianchi Kirk Billings Kris Bittner Patricia Blanchard Dawn Blazek Katrina Blazek Tracie Bogumil Kristen Bomberger Mike Bosnich Laura Boyd Bill Bradford Larry Braman Becky Branco Laura Brauer Jane Braun Iris Broderick Ann Broderson Sue Brozovic John Bulla Tracy Burbich Amy Cala Kevin Canady Mary Jo Carlson Tim Carroll Theresa Case Marilyn Cassity April Chambers Tracy Chapin Lynette Chastain Lena Checroun Mindy Chemerinsky Gail Christianson Gleena Chua Alice Clark Karen Cole Karen Comstock Steve Condos Chris Cornell Caryn Costa Susanne Cueller Anita Culbertson Andrew Damianos Anna Marie Dash Laurianne Davis Karen DeCola Mike Dernulc David DeRolf Denise Derow Christine Derrico Greg Doolin Joe Doranski Dori Downing Donn Duhon Mickey Eggebrecht Brian Elkmann Dan Elman Tina Fackler Sophomores 22S UPON REACHING THE magical age of 16, sophomore Lisa Hodges takes her time experiencing that special excite- ment before the newness wears off. ALTHOUGH SOPHOMORES CAN’T wait until they get their license, when the time arrives they may be quite ner- vous to take the test. Sophomore Me- lani Santare prepares to start the car at the license bureau. Mike Farinas Charlie Faso Bill Featherly Dave Ferner Mark Fijut Robyn Fisher Robert Fitzgibbons Walter Florczak Jim Frankos John Frigo Patty Fuller Terry Gates Rich Geiger Karen Gerlach Adam Gill Karen Glass Mike Goldasich Lori Goldberg Helene Goldsmith Carl Gordon Mark Gozdecki 226 Sophomores sophomores teaching sixteen presents many ' firsts’ Sixteen — the magical age when everything begins to hap- pen. This was the year of get- ting that long awaited driver’s license, getting that first job, and starting to date. Reaching sixteen was a defi- nite highlight for sophomores as they finished up the year. For now, they were finally able to drive a car. However, most sophomores were struck with a bad case of the butterflies as they ventured into the license bureau. This time mom wouldn ' t be there to help — they were on their own. Sophomores realized this — that now they also had some " added” responsibilities to top off the list. “I finally got my license, but could not drive because I didn’t have any insur- ance, " exclaimed sophomore Debbie Kender. “I hardly got the car for my personal use, my mom was always sending me on errands,” stated sophomore Jeff Zudock. Constantly complaining of never having money — many sophomores used that number sixteen as clout to get their first job and with that, money. Work- ing enabled students to get something on their own, for the first time in their lives. “It felt good to be able to get some- thing without anyone helping,” summarized sophomore Traci Thomas. " Also, I didn’t have to keep asking my parents for money.” As students rounded the six- teen corner, sophomores felt a whole year older when they were given that half-hour later curfew. Most experienced the symptoms of their first date — sweaty palms, rapidly beating heart, and shaky knees. But more important, just as dad’s razor was “secretly” tested, mom noticed her eye-liner “mysteriously” getting lower. As the year came to an end, some were surprised at the changes that had occurred in their lives. However, the magic wore off, and all realized it was just another year. Jonathan Gross Jeanette Gustat Julie Hager John Hales Kim Handlon Rob Hanus Walter Harding Jamie Harrison Terrie Hatala James Hayden Mark Hecht Kevin Heggi John Hein Tara Herman Jackie Hibler Chris Hill Bryan Hobbic Lisa Hodges Michael Hoffman John Holzhall Doug Hooper Sophomores 227 Joy Horvat Bobby Hulett Dan Hulsey Steve Hulsey Dan Hurley Rick Hutchings Alison Hynes Susan Jarzombek Mike Jeneske Jeff Jerkins Rebecca Johnson Stefnie Johnson Laura Jones Kent Kaluf Anna Kanic Dan Karulski Brian Kazmer Chris Keil Debbie Kender Carol Kennedy Jerry Keiltyka Jeff Kiernan Susan Kim Nannette Kish Carol Kmiec Colleen Knutson Kathy Kolodziej Mike Kotso sophomores From walking to hobbling with two bothersome aids At one, we learned to crawl; and at two, we learned to walk. At sixteen some learn how to walk again, but this time with the use of crutches. Whether it’s a broken leg, sprained ankle, torn ligament, or fractured knee, helpless stu- dents turn to crutches. After a hectic night with his injury, the newly crippled student enters school on crutches. He immedi- ately becomes the center of at- tention. Being swarmed with a million questions of " What hap- pened?”, the student proceeds to tell everyone how his misfor- tune came about. He probably gets tired of telling the same story over and over again. Whether it’s an accident in football or just plain clumsi- ness, the student becomes aware of a few disadvantages to having crutches. “It was fun to get out early, especially if class was boring, but some- times I’d miss the most impor- tant parts of lectures,” stated junior Sonja Paragina. Also, one probably found that coordinat- ing hands to work like feet for the first time wasn’t easy. Get- ting in and out of cars presented new, never imagined problems. Likewise going up and down stairs became a feat in itself to accomplish. Despite these firsthand prob- lems, the student learns the ad- vantages of crutches. However, sometimes it wasn ' t as “fun” as it looked. One plus is that one can just sit around and be wait- ed on constantly. According to sophomore Dan Stevenson, “I’d just sit around and watch peo- ple cater to me.” However, the boredom crept through eventu- ally, as Dan expressed help- lessness, “I got tired of not be- ing able to do anything by myself.” As the end of a student’s first day with crutches drew near, he may have stumbled upon an- other slight disadvantage. In- stead of hearing “What hap- pened to so and so?”, one will probably hear, " Did he actually trip in football — or was it really a dog’s toy?” WITH THE EXCUSE of crutches, junior Jennifer Bretz is dismissed early from class in order to walk to the other build- ing. 228 Sophomores t Nicki Kott Jim Kovach Amy Kristoff Sharon Krumrei Karen Kuklinski Leigh Lambert Dave Lanski Allison Langen Suzanne Lasky Tim Lee Lisa Levin Jim Liming Jeff Linnane Mitzi Lorentzen Brian Luberda Karyn Ludders Chris Macenski Kristine Mager Terri Mahler George Malek Beth Malloy Dionne Maniotes Chris Mannion Joe Markovich Brad Maroc Susan Maroc Lee Maroney Scott Martin BECAUSE OF HIS sprained ankle, ju- nior Bob Sirounis utilizes a pair of crutches in order to get around. USING HER BEST technique of climbing stairs, junior Michelle Biesen uses her crutch at home. Sophomores 229 Zoran Martinovich Cheron Matthews Karen Matthews David Maul Joe Mazur Jim McCormick Kristin McMahon Heidi McNair Karen McNamara Margo Megremis Dave Mehalso Tammy Merritt Tim Merritt Kevin Meseberg Beth Micenko Jane Michel Mary Mikalian Mike Min Frank Molinaro Jeff Moore Kelly Moore William Morris John Moss Nancy Mucha Brian Muller Herb Murillo Paula Muskin Susan Nagy Kelli Nash Mike Nelson Michael Nielson Michael Nisevich Shannon Noe Julianne Nowak Alison Olah Jenny Olds Susan Olio Dale Opperman Beth Orlandi Karen Orlich Tom Papadatos Kristin Pardell Kathy Parler Sherrie Pavol Dayna Pawlowski Julius Pawlowski Bob Pelley Lisa Pennington Diane Peterson Kelly Petruch Cathy Pfister Paul Phipps Chris Pitts Jeff Plesha Sandy Polis Ronald Polyak Linda Powell Desiree Pramuk George Przybysz Linda Psaros Sheila Ramakrishnan Chris Ramirez Michael Ramirez 230 Sophomores Dwight Reed Jill Regnier Dan Robinson Elizabeth Robinson Christopher Rodriguez Lisa Rodriguez Karen Rudakas Chris Runberg John Runberg David Saksa Pat Sannito Melanie Santare Cort Savage Julie Sbalchiero Neil Schmidt Lisa Schroer Susan Seefurth Pam Selby Qus Sfouris Karen Sharkey Carrie Shearer sophomores When put te the test, sophs achieve varsity After tryouts, when the final lists are posted and the cuts are made, few sophomores be- come a part of the varsity squads. Among the experienced sen- iors and juniors, the determined sophomore athletes appear nervous. But, after repeated drills and practices, they too, become experienced and pre- pared for varsity competition. Being a sophomore and a var- sity player kept the young ath- letes busy. " Once I was a part of the varsity squad, I knew I had to really work at my highest potential to keep my place,” proclaimed sophomore Amy Schroer, basketball player. ACTIVELY COMPETING AT the varsity level, sophomore Serbo Simeoni often finds himself trailing the more exper- ienced swimmers, as was the case in the Lake Central meet. ALTHOUGH HE IS pushed to the end of the bench, sophomore Mark Gozdecki is very much a part of the Varsity Bas- ketball team as a relief player and spirit backer. Not only did sophomore ath- letes have to put considerable time and effort into competing to keep their positions, they had to fulfill commitments to themselves. “Since I was only a sophomore, I had to work twice as hard to prove that I belonged on the Mustang varsity football team, " commented Dan Steven- son, sophomore. Although they were a part of the varsity team, this did not guarantee them playing time. " I was proud to be on the Varsity Basketball team even though I really didn ' t get to play very of- ten,” added sophomore Mark Gozdecki. " As a member of the varsity team, I felt honored to have been chosen. In turn, I practiced long and hard to improve my tal- ents,” remarked sophomore Serbo Simeoni. Whether they played part or full time, sophomores on varsity teams gained necessary exper- ience and became dedicated athletes. Sophomores 231 sophomores Plays, lunches, tests have ccmmcn source As the curtain opens, the play begins. The bell rings, and stu- dents rush into the cafeteria to buy their hot lunches. Class starts, and teachers hand back tests the day after they were taken. All these things seem to just happen, but in actuality, they are due to students " work- ing behind the scenes.” It seems that everywhere one looked there were students helping out where they were needed. There were all kinds of aides including teachers’ aides, office aides, library aides, and cafeteria aides. These students performed tasks to assist so that the faculty could get other parts of their jobs done. Another way in which stu- dents helped out was by being a manager for one of the athletic teams. Managers helped out the coaches in any way they were needed. Boys’ Swim Team Manager Jeff Kiernan, sophomore, had various responsibilities during the season along with the other manager, Mike Dernulc, sopho- more. " During a home meet it was our responsibility to have every- thing set up and working proper- ly,” Jeff explained. " At away meets we mostly just timed swimmers and wrote down their splits.” In addition to the aides and managers, there were other students working to help out be- hind the scenes. Before and during any Drama Club produc- tion there were many students working on the play besides the actors and actresses. All pro- ductions involve many students who had a wide range of re- sponsibilities dealing with the various crews. Student Director for the spring production, " Ten Little Indians,” Terri Case, sopho- more, commented, “A lot goes on during a play. It involves a lot more than is seen.” The curtain does not auto- matically go up, the food in the cafeteria is not automatically served or tests are not auto- matically graded. Everywhere these things are happening, students are “working behind the scenes. " CHECKING TO MAKE sure the scenery is set for the Fall Production, " Winnie the Pooh, " sophomores Laurie Siegel and Rob Fitzgibbons wait for Drama Club Advisor. Ms. Linda Aubin, to okay the position of the prop. SWIM TEAM MANAGERS have various duties. Besides putting in the lane mark- ers at all home meets, sophomore Jeff Kiernan discusses the swimmers ' times with Swim Coach Jon Jepsen, Physical Education Teacher. 232 Sophomores Michael Sheehy Mashesh Shetty Natalie Shimala George Shinkan Rebecca Shoup Donda Shutka Jim Siavelis Laurie Siegel Serbo Simeoni Dan Sipkosky Mark Slivka Anne Smiley Randy Smith Bill Somenzi Laura Speranza Diane Steorts Dan Stevenson Tricia Stewart Gwen Stoll Ron Svetic Patty Switzer Debbie Taillon Rick Tangerman Joe Teller Mark Tester Jeffrey Thomas Traci Thomas Ralph Thornes Sonia Tosiou Bernard Trgovich John Tsakopoulos Kevin Tyrrell Matt Urbanski Randy Vale Linda Vlasich Pam Vukovich John Wall Kim Watson Rick Webber Sharon Weiner Kevin Welsh Larry White Diane Wiger Joi Wilson Jackie Witmer Sue Wojcik James Wolf David Wolfe Julie Woodworth Kevin Work James Yang Michael Yates Elizabeth Yosick Jim Zajac David Zawada Bill Zemaitis Sophomores 233 Glen Abrahamson Douglas Adams David Adich Eric Alonzo Dean Andreakis Annette Arent Debbie Babjak Lisa Bachan Sheerin Bagherpour Lisa Baker Michael Baker Brian Banks William Barlow Jim Basich Tom Beach Linda Belford Bob Bellar Peter Bereolos John Berg Don Biesen Tim Bizoukas Marc Black Tom Bogucki Brie Bohling Diane Borto Erin Brennan Tracy Brennan Karin Brickman Karla Brown Jaclyn Brumm Angela Bubala Brenda Burchett Ruth Burson Michael Campo Chris Candelaria Athene Carras Mark Carroll Andrew Carter Mike Casey Kathy Cerajewski Renae Cerne Terri Check Tony Checroun Enn Chen Jeff Chip Carren Christianson Eric Christy Deanna Cigler Debra Cipich Joe Cohen Krystal Colclasure William Colias Karen Coltun Janna Compton Bret Conway Michelle Cook Mark Crawford Jeannette Curtis Amu Cyrier Patricia Czysczon Paul Dahlkamp Laurie Deal Richard Dechantal 234 Freshmen Blake Decker Jeff Dedelow Joanie Delaney Richard Dernulc Michael Dillon Aileen Dizon Sharon Dorsey Mary Doyle Diane Drazbo Julie Dubczak Sally Dukic Robert Due Glenn Eckholm Karen Eggers Holly Eriks Jane Etling Amy Etter Timothy Etter Kim Fanning Donna Farkas Thomas Feeney freshmen Fresh face future trials vs it li new be inninas FRESHMAN CEC (front tow) Jim Krawc- zyk, Tricia Koman, Rosie Mason, (back row) Amy Rakos, Lisa Trilli, Sue Reddel, Marueen Morgan, Dawn Kusek. As school began Sept. 2, 320 freshmen entered the building not yet fully aware of the var- ious challenges that lay ahead. As they made their way through the entwining halls, they found barricaded doorways and unfin- ished classrooms as a result of the school remodeling project. They soon realized that the school was being improved for the future, including their class — the Class of ' 84. The Freshman Class elected a Class Executive Council (CEC) and Pride Committee (PC). The 10 new CEC members followed by electing class lead- ers which included Jimmy Krawczyk, president; Tricia Ko- man, vice-president; and Beth Hackett, secretary-treasurer. With the new leaders, the IN ORDER TO fulfill the freshmen ' s re- sponsibility of decorating for the Home- coming dance, Amy Rakos, freshman, strings up balloons in the cafeteria. WORKING FOR PERFECTION, fresh- man Amy Nelson touches up her Kel- logg ' s figure. freshmen seemed ready to face almost anything. This included their first endeavor — decorat- ing for the Homecoming Dance in the cafeteria. With the help of Class spon- sor, Miss Rhonda Wissinger, Sociology teacher, the fresh- men prepared dance decora- tions at the home of their class president. “They handled it really well,” Miss Wissenger explained. “They took it upon themselves to get everything done.” “Because of the fire, we had a lot of time to work on the decorations,” explained Tricia. “We also had a lot of fun,” she added. When Homecoming was over, the freshmen met their next challenge by planning a fund- raiser for late February. Their fundraiser was selling 50 cent candy bars around the school and the community in order to raise money for their next three years of high school. Freshmen 235 Elizabeth Ferner Carol Fitzgibbons Mary Flynn Susan Flynn Mark Foreit Glenna Frank Margaret Galvin Michael Gambetta Albert Gederian James George Carl Gerlach Pamela Gershman Cary Gessler Abbie Gifford Sean Gill Terry Gillespie Eric Gluth Jeffrey Goldschmidt Jill Gordon Terri Gordon Kevin Gower Jeff Gresham Elizabeth Grim Jennifer Groff Mark Grudzinski Steve Gruoner Susannah Gurawitz John Gustaitis Beth Hackett Martha Haines Ray Halum Dan Hanusin Wendy Harle Ken Harrison Bob Hart John Hayden Dean Heemstra Ann Helms Larry Hemingway Amelia Hensley Ann Higgins Matt Hirsch Tracy Hirsch Kimberly Hittle Chris Hoch Robbie Hoekema Mark Hoiseth Merile Hollingsworth Robert Hoole Phil Hoolehan Daniel Hope Laura Jarczyk Lori Jarrett Jill Jaslnski Michelle Jeneske Julie Johnson Scott Kambiss Jane Kamradt Scott Kapers Louis Karras Brian Karulski Joseph Katser David Katona 236 Freshmen freshmen Frightened freshmen express feelings Walking into a whole new building, trying to take in the surroundings, shyly looking for a familiar face in the crowd of people, a freshman nervously glances about. Nearby a crowd of “older” people " check him out.” In his confusion, he drops his folder, which spills its con- tents. " That’s a freshman for you!” commented the group. Sound familiar? It wasn’t easy being a freshman, for it meant that one was the lowest in the school. " After being lead- ers in the junior high, it was like being on the bottom of the to- tem pole,” summarized fresh- man Jeff Dedelow. Being a freshman did have some disadvantages. Along with being ridiculed and picked on, freshmen may have had a hard time in their classes with upperclassmen. " You felt dumb about making mistakes, be- OVERWHELMED BY THE height of sen- iors, freshman Jeff Chip tried the buddy system with senior Rob Rudakas. cause you didn’t want to be laughed at,” commented fresh- man Jill Jasinski. An example of freshmen hav- ing it the worst is in athletics. For example they received last pick for uniforms and usually had the lockeroom hassles. " All I ever heard was ‘seniority first,’ or ' freshmen last,’ ” com- mented freshman Liz Grim. Why did freshmen have such a hard time? Everyone seemed to want the others to go through what they previously went through. " Everybody has to go through jt once in their life,” added Jill, " so they should try to take it the best they can.” As the end of the year drew to a close, freshmen realized that they had taken a step upward in life. It will now be another three years before they find them- selves at the bottom of the to- tem pole again. TOO YOUNG TO drive home, freshmen Karen Brickman and Mary Flynn wait for their buses after school. HASSLES WERE A part of freshman life as Rob Passalacqua gets taken advan- tage of by seniors Nick Pokrifcak and Bob Rhind in the lunchroom. Freshmen 237 freshmen Students find knapsacks soluticn fcr beck lead “What, another one to add to the pile? " complained a student already weighed down with four big books. One problem facing freshmen at the start of the year was the fact that they had so many books to carry around. Despite the shock at first, freshmen learned to cope with the situation by using knap- sacks. " I could never have car- ried all of the books we had without one,” stated freshman Georgia Manous. Handy to shove books, lunches or clothes into, knap- sacks proved to be the “in " thing. " Everyone used to just bear the heavy weight of the books,’’ commented junior Cheryl Brazel. " Now people have become smarter.” The roles were reversed this time, when upperclassmen fol- lowed the example of freshmen using knapsacks. After all, awk- ward books are part of high school life, no matter what class one was in. As trends change, students continually found better ways to deal with problems. The use of knapsacks was just one meth- od. IN ORDER TO solve her problems of a heavy bookload, sophomore Pam Selby finds knapsacks an easy solution. This upperclassman followed suit. BEFORE THE CLASS is over, freshman Carol Wittcha will pack her knapsack with books in order to make the long trip over to the middle school. 238 Freshmen Barbara Katris Dana Keckich Brian Kellams Dennis Kellams Julianna Kieft Mike Knight Mike Knutson Pat Knutson Mike Koetteritz Tricia Koman Ron Kofter James Krawczyk Audrey Krevitz Tom Kudele Dawn Kusek Brian Kushnak Anthony Kusiak Karen Kwasny Abbie Labowitz Karyn Landsley Sean Lane Christopher Langer Chris Laroche Kevin Larson Renee Larson Amy Lawson Cathy Lecas Kathleen Leeney Holly Lem Amy Lennertz David Lerner Jack Lieser Roslyn Lindell Marie Lona Scott Lorenz Lori Loudermilk Laura Lusk Susie Magrames David Malinsko Georgia Manous Lynne Marcinke Karen Markovich Roseanne Mason Julie Mazur David McCormick Kristina McCune Lisa McKinney Christopher McLoughlin Jeff McNurlan Kelly Mears Barbara Melby Bob Melby Jeff Melvin Mark Mendoza Michael Meyer Dawn Michaels Leonard Miller Mike Miller Andy Mintz Lisa Montes Maureen Morgan Christine Mott Tim Mueller Freshmen 239 Roland Murillo Amy Nelson Richard Norman Vicki Nowacki David Oberlander Valerie Obuch Debbie O ' donnell Ron Orosco Robert Osterman Kelli Pack Robert Passalacqua Marty Pavlovic Tim Peters Jonathan Peterson Karen Pfister Sherri Pietrzak Robert Piskula Danny Plaskett Kim Plesha Karen Pluard Michelle Pool Bruce Porth Patty Potasnik Mary Beth Powley Robert Prieboy Kathleen Przybyla Jeanne Pudlo Mary Pudlo Kim Qualkinbush Jeffrey Quasney Amy Rakos Edward Rau Susan Reddel Martha Regelman Qeralynn Regeski Bill Riebe Amy Riemerts Scott Robbins Joseph Robertson Chuck Rogers Michelle Roper Virginia Rosenfeldt Peter Rosser Bridgett Rossin Nick Rovai Jill Samels Christin Scheuermann Mary Scholl Emily Sebring Sherri Seehausen Sally Shaw Sue Sheehy Dan Sirounis Kim Skertich Harvey Slonaker Kathy Smith Tammy Smith Tony Smith Jim Snow Liz Snow Steven Sopko Pamela Soukup Joe Spudville 240 Freshmen freshmen Ycunoest f large family experiences ups, downs Chairs are pulled out, seats are slipped into, and hungry faces confront each other. Spots are filled at the table, as each member of the family takes his accustomed place. This is just a typical family meal, only for this family it doesn’t take place often. Meals in which everyone is present are hard to arrange, for there are over ten members of the family. Being in a large fam- ily has its advantages and dis- advantages. More specifically, being the youngest in a large family has its " ups and downs.” A definite advantage to hav- ing a lot of older brothers and sisters is that one would re- ceive a lot of help from them. For instance, the youngest can receive help in doing homework and in sports. “They can help BEING THE YOUNGEST in the family, freshman Janie Etling has definite ad- vantages, such as getting tips on musi- cal productions from her older brother, senior Mike Etling. TAKING ADVANTAGE OF their older brother, freshmen Mike and Pat Knut- son, and sister Colleen, sophomore, re- ceive expert advice on how to shoot baskets from Eric, senior. me with homework, that I don ' t understand since they have had the classes before,” stated freshman Jane Etling. Besides homework, the youngest can get help in sports, and receive " first-hand” advice from older siblings. Besides advantages, there are disadvantages to the situa- tion, too. The first is that the youngest is often compared with their older brothers and sisters. Mike Knutson, fresh- man, is the youngest out of a family of seven. " More is ex- pected of me when I do some- thing, " commented Mike. Sec- ondly, the oldest usually have more priveleges than the youn- gest. Mike added that he didn’t like having " to be home first out of the bunch,” when it came to curfews. So after the family meal, life goes on as the youngest bears the consequences and enjoys the benefits of a large family. freshmen Spirit buttons help fire up classes Amidst the usual roar of the pep rally, a few brave freshmen tried to be heard. This did not seem possible, though, when all the other classes " ganged up” and " booed” the freshmen. De- spite the difficulty of trying to be heard at pep rallies, freshmen still proved they had spirit by wearing specialized “spirit but- tons.” Buttons turned out to be a ma- jor part of Spirit Week because of the cancellation of three days of school, due to the fire. The destruction and construc- tion also prohibited the stu- dents from taking part in the an- nual hall decorations contest. Already behind in spirit, since freshmen could not compete in floats, the buttons were the only way for them to show their spir- it. " It was one of the major things that showed what class you were in,” commented fresh- man Rosie Mason. The buttons were sold by the cheerleaders for 75 cents a piece, and had different phrases for each class on them. According to Nicki Davis, varsi- ty cheerleader, buttons were necessary for school invole- ment, besides making money. “In order to raise school spirit, you have to start with the under- classmen.” As one made his way down the hall during homecoming he must likely noticed a lot of flashy buttons. But maybe the most numerous of all was the saying “First Class Frosh”. FRESHMEN ATTEMPTS OF outdoing upperclassmen ' s rowdiness are to no avail, as the Junior Class went on to eventually overwhelm students at the Highland pep rally with cheers of their class ' s battle cry. 242 Freshmen Richard Steffy Avi Stern Tara Stevens Sherra Stewart Michael Stodola Peter Such Laura Tavitas Julie Thompson Rebecca Thompson Matthew Trembley Danny Trikich Lisa Trilli Nancy Trippel Mary Tsakopoulos Georgia Tsakopoulos Jennifer Uram Vanessa Vanes Jim Vansenus Debbie Vargo Robert Wait Damon Walker Kris Walker Ron Ware Patricia Watson Mike Webber Brian Welch Deborah Wenner Mike Westerfield Tom Whitted Brian Wilkinson Carole Witecha John Witkowski Scott Wolf Joe Yang Steven Yekel Dan Zahorsky Karen Zatorski Karen Zavatsky Kevin Zehme Jessica Zeman Tim Ziants Jim Zubay FIRED UP FOR homecoming activities, freshmen Terri Check and Ruth Burson show Leslie Doyle, junior, they have as much spirit as she does, by flaunting freshmen class buttons. Freshmen 243 MS. LINDA AUBIN: English 9. Dramatics, Drama Club sponsor, Play Director, Thespian sponsor. MRS. MARGE BARRETT: English 9R, English 11, Debate. MR. JAMES BAWDEN: Ass ' t. Principal for Pupil Personal Services, Guidance Director. MR. DON BELL: General Woods, Advanced Woods, General Metals. Electronics II. MR. THOMAS BIRD: Physics, Advanced Physics. MRS. JOANNE BLACKFORD: School Nurse MRS. RUTH ANN BRASAEMLE: Comp. II, Humantities, English 1 1 R. MRS. PHYLLIS BRAUN: Senior Counselor MRS. STEPHANIE CASEY: Advanced English 11 MR. PHIL CLARK: English 11, World Literature, Comp. III. MR. HAL COPPAGE: Government, Government R, Student Government sponsor, U.S. History. MISS KATHY DARTT: English 10, English 10R, Cheerleader sponsor, Drill Team sponsor MR. JOHN EDINGTON: Project Biology, Advanced Biology, Health and Safety MRS. LINDA ELMAN: Spanish I and V, Spanish III Conversation MRS. HELEN ENGSTROM: Speech I, II, and III, Advanced English 11 , Speech Coach, National Forensic League Sponsor. PARTS OF THE human body are exem- plified by a plastic model as Mr. Jack King, Health and Safety teacher, shows a different method of teaching his stu- dent. 244 Faculty faculty Piggy pesters, sings: nen modes of teaching Upon entering math teacher Mr. Steve Wroblewski’s class- room for the first time, a stu- dent’s attention was immedi- ately drawn towards the various posters decorating the room. As the student studied the post- ers, he realized they were in no way connected with math. The posters were in fact pictures of Miss Piggy and the other Mup- pets. As Mr. Wroblewski, or “Wrob” as he is known to his students, stood up and began to lecture, one often noticed his brightly colored tie and Mickey Mouse tie clip that clashed with the rest of his outfit. After scoping his surround- ings and his teacher, the stu- dent began to listen to the lec- ture. Mr. Wroblewski’s amusing way of presenting the concepts of math kept his students inter- ested in class. “I try to teach in a relaxed atmosphere,” ex- plained Mr. Wroblewski. ”1 feel students learn better in a re- DIRECT INVOLVEMENT WITHIN class functions was one of the methods uti- lized for sociology. Mr. Paul Schreiner, sociology teacher, directs his question to senior Amy Keirnan. JOKES ARE USED by Mr. Steve Wrob- lewski, math teacher, in order to create a friendly atmosphere in the classroom for his students. laxed situation. The entire atmosphere fell into place, as it was all a part of Mr. Wroblewski’s method of teaching. Mr. Wroblewski was one of the many teachers who found other channels through which to make his class more interesting to students. Mr. Paul Schreiner, sociology teacher, approached teaching in a different way. His methods included using two-way conver- sations with his students during his lectures and discussions. “I tried to involve the stu- dents by asking them to come up with examples,” he stated. In addition, Mr. Schreiner also performed various “stunts” to keep his students interested in class. Examples included singing songs, moving from place to place during class and anything to keep students awake and paying attention. These teachers were just two of the deviants from the tradi- tional mode of teaching. Through establishing relaxed atmospheres in the classroom students and teachers, alike, were able to adjust to the ne- cessities of learning. Faculty 245 faculty Live-in teachers prove helpful tc seme At the start of school day, students busily head to their classes, passing many friends and teachers in the process. Halls echo with “Hi Joyce,” “Hi Tony,’’ " Hi Mr. Robertson.” Mixed with these early morning greetings one hears an occa- sional “Hi mom — oh I forgot my lunch at home. Can I have a dol- lar? " In-school parents provide many advantages for their kids. Instead of calling home for something, all one has to do is ask his parent in school. " When ever I need money or food, she’s nearby,” commented senior Paul Yorke. Also, the transportation to and from school is automatically pro- vided for the student. Besides this, instead of asking a friend for help in studies, one can just ask his “live-in teacher.” From the teacher-parent’s point of view, the situation en- ables them to see the picture from both sides. “It makes me more compassionate,” said Mrs. Yorke. “I receive an in- sight into what they’re going through.” With a student in the home, a teacher can see the student side of learning. “I see how much homework a student can r eally get,” added Mrs. Yorke. Besides advantages, there are disadvantages to the situa- tion, too. The student may feel conscious of being watched over. The parent can see or hear everything they do. This may keep the student from be- ing himself. According to Mr. Jack Yerkes, English teacher, it is a bad situation for both. “Watching over Andy in family life is enough. It doesn’t need to be carried to school also,” he exclaimed. Mr. Yerkes also coaches the varsity basketball team includ- ing his own son. Andy Yerkes, junior, feels that his dad picks on him a lot. “I don’t appreciate being made an example of so often,” he added. Besides being watched over in the classroom, some stu- dents also felt watched in the lunchroom. “With my mother working in the cafeteria, she sees what I eat for lunch,” laughed junior Michelle Bisen. “I always have to eat right.” All in all, different situations arise through teacher-parent- student relationships. DEFINITE ADVANTAGES OF having a parent working at school, junior Danice Holler receives some lunch money from her mother, para-professional Mrs. Dorothy Holler. GIVING SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS to the team, Coach Jack Yerkes uses his son, junior Andy, as an example. SCHOOL CAN BE considered a home- away-from-home. Besides seeing mom at home, senior Paul and junior Adam run into Mrs. Mary Yorke during school. 246 Faculty MR. GENE FORT: Ensemble and Musical Director; U.S. History; Introduction to Social Science. MR. DON FORTNER: Typing I and II; Advanced Business; General Business; Sales and Marketing; Accounting I, II and II. Junior Class sponsor. MRS. PATRICIA GOLUBIEWSKI: Development Reading; U.S. History; Comp. Ill MISS MARGE GONCE: Audio Visual Director. MR. JEFF GRAVES: Chemistry; Advanced Chemistry; Bowling Club; Chess Club; Scuba Club. MRS. THELMA GRIFFIN: Office and Attendance Secretary. MRS. ANN GUIDAN: Guidance Secretary MR. ROSS HALLER: Government, U.S. History. MRS. NANCY HASTINGS: Journalism I and II, Publications Director, Paragon, Crier, News Bureau, Quill and Scroll. MR. ART HAVERSTOCK: Project Biology, Biology. MRS. DeETTA HAWKINS: Basic Art. Dimentional Design. MR. RICHARD HOLMBERG: Music Appreciation, Music Theory, Glee Club 9, Concert Choir, Glee Club 10, Choir 2 and 3. MRS. LIL HORLICK: Attendance and South Office Secretary. MRS. MARIA HORVATH: Special Education. MR. RICHARD HUNT: Technical Drafting 1 and 2, Electronics I, Introduction to Drafting. MR. JON JEPSEN: Boys ' Varsity Swim Team Coach, Phys, Ed MRS. BARBARA JOHNSON: Algebra II, Trigonometry, College Algebra, Business Math. MRS. DORIS JOHNSON: English 10, English 10R, Girls ' Timing Organization. MRS. CHERYL JOSEPH: Librarian. MR. DON KERNAGHAN: World History, Economics, World Geography. MR. JACK KING: Applied Health, Health and Safety. MR. ROBERT MAICHER: Trigonometry, Computer Math, Advanced Computer Math, Introduction to Algebra, Girls ' Varsity Basketball Coach. MISS PAULA MALINSKI: Girls ' Varsity Swim Team Coach. MISS BRENDA MANNING: Algebra I and II, Introduction to Algebra MRS. RUTH MARKOVICH: Bookkeeper. MR. JOHN MARSHAK: Ass ' t. Principal. MISS ALYCE MART: French I, II, and VI, French Club MRS. HELGA MEYER: German 1 and 3. MR. ED MUSSELMAN: Business Math, Algebra 1 and 2, Boys ' Varsity Tennis and Golf Coach. MR. JOHN NELSON: General Business, Business Law, Sales and Marketing. Faculty 247 MR. MIKE NIKSIC: Head Baseball Coach. Phys. Ed MR. GEORGE POLLINGUE: Senior Class sponsor. General Math I, Algebra 2, Calculus and Analytical Geometry. DR. JOHN PRESTON: Central Office Administrator. MR. TROY RECTOR: Introduction to Electronics, General woods MR. ED ROBERTSON: English 9, English 9R. MRS. MARY ANN ROVAL: Resource Center Secretary. MR. DAVID RUSSELL: Creative Writing, Comp 3, English 10, Advanced English 10 MR. PAUL SCHREINER: Sociology, Introduction of Social Science. MR. LEO SHERMAN: Sales and Marketing. Distributive Education Coordinator, Bookstore sponsor MR. ROBERT SHINKAN: Geometry, Introduction to Algebra, Head Volleyball Coach, Ass’t. Girls ' Track Coach. MR. RICHARD SMITH: Guidance Counselor MRS. ELIZABETH STAREWICZ: Clothing I and II, Housing, Introduction to Personal Relations, Family Relations MRS. RUTH STOUT: Visual and Applied Design, Printmaking, Painting 3, Drawing and Painting. MISS JOAN SUMMERS: Orchestra MR. JAMES THOMAS: Chemistry, Physics. 2:50 . . . The magical time when a majority of the teachers shuffled out of the building. While the halls of the school echoed with silence, there were still a number of teachers who remained in the building to take on their roles as advisors. The advisors for the extra- curricular activities had various responsibilities, including over- seeing the organization ' s fund- ing, advising the students in their activities, and giving sug- gestions to the students when they were needed. Chemistry teacher, Mr. Jef- frey Graves, sponsors Chess Club, Bowling Club, and Scuba Club for various reasons. “I pro- vide a go-between for the stu- dents and the administration,” explained Mr. Graves. He feels that students need to develop other interests besides their studies. " If they’re going to be- long to clubs, they need to do it in an organized way,” the spon- sor added. Senior Class sponsor, Mr. George Pollingue, math teach- er, enjoyed working with the students “for the fun of it.” He explained, “I liked working with students on a non-academic ba- sis.” He feels that sponsoring the Senior Class was worth his extra time because of the satis- faction he got. ”1 think I got re- spect from the students I worked with.” Although advisors some- times had to overrule certain ideas, the students generally appreciated the work their advi- sors did. " They’re the ones that guid- ed us,” explained Senior Class Secretary-Treasurer Peggy Collins. “They were always there for us to fall back on,” she added. GUIDANCE IS ONE of the qualifications of a devoted advisor. Mr. Jeff Graves, Bowling Club sponsor, shows junior Jenny Mazanek how to tabulate her bowling score. 248 Faculty MRS. CHARLENE TSOUTSOURIS: Span ish II MR. DON ULLMAN: Project Biology, Biology, Chemistry MRS. JODY WEISS: English 11, Reading 9, 10, 11, and 12. MR. ROBERT WENDALL: General Math I, Geometry, Trigonometry, College Alge- bra. MRS. ANNE WHITELEY: Spanish II, and III. MR. THOMAS WHITELEY: Girls ' Golf Coach, U S. History MR. STEVEN WILD- FEUR: French 3, 4, and 5, American Field Service sponsor, Sophomore Class spon- sor. MISS ANNETTE WISNIEWSKI: Guid- ance Counselor, Musical Business Man- ager. MR. JACK YERKES: Advanced English 9, U S. History, Varsity Basket- ball Coach, Girls ' Cross Country Coach. MRS. MARY YORKE: English Literature, Comp. 1, 2, and 3, English 10, Ass ' t. Speech Coach. COUNSELING POTENTIAL SPEECH members concerning the time and effort involved with Speech Team, Speech Coach. Mrs. Helen Engstrom, per- suades interested students to join the team. AFTER A HARD day at school and an exhaustive night at float. Senior Class sponsor Mr George Pollingue keeps a watchful eye over late night activities at the float site Faculty 249 WITH WORDS OF encouragement, Dr. David Dick, principal helps fire up stu- dents before the Highland football game during a pep rally. ADMINISTRATION (front row) Dr. Wal- lace Underwood, Superintendent of Schools; Mr. Leonard Tavern, Assistant Superintendent of Business, (back row) Mr. Carl Sharp, Director of Food Ser- vices; Mr. Don Lambert, Athletic Direc- tor; and Mr. Martin Keil, Director of Test- ing Psychology Services. 250 Administration SUPERVISING THE CAFETERIA during the lunch mods is one of Assistant Prin- cipal Mr. Jim Bawden ' s duties. MUNSTER SCHOOL BOARD (front row) Mrs. Nancy Smallman; Mr. Bernard Speranza, President; Mr. William H. Rednour, Jr., Vice-President, (back row) Mr. Herbert I. Weinberg, Secretary; Mr. Peter Bomberger. LUNCHROOM DUTY IS one of the var- ious responsibilities on the agenda of Assistant Principal Mr. John Marshak. Each day he oversees the cafeteria with other faculty members. TAKING ON ADDED responsibilities due to the fire, Assistant Principal Mr. John Tennant rings the dismissing bell for classes at Wilbur Wright Middle School. i administration Construction, destruction confront school leaders Headaches, lengthy nights, plans, telephone calls, and de- cisions were not only significant parts of the life of a student, but also definite parts of the life of an administrator. Like students, the adminis- tration was faced with obsta- cles and decisions to over- come. ‘‘We were just beginning to get our heads above water,” 1 stated School Board member Mrs. Nancy Smallman concern- 1 ing construction — then came destruction — the fire. The rebuilding was set back, but the administration readied to accept the challenge to make the best possible acco- modations. New members, as well as old, tackled the job, and students returned to classes within four school days after the fire. New personnel in the school system included Mr. John Mar- shak, Assistant Principal; Mr. Don Lambert, Athletic Director; and Mr. Michael Livovich, West- lake Special Education Co-op Director. Mr. Marshak commented, ‘‘I’m pleased to be here in spite of the very trying times. The cooperation of my fellow admin- istrators has been very posi- tive, " he added. ‘‘All things considered, I feel we made the best of a bad situ- ation,” Mr. Lambert went on to say. Despite the setback, the administration still planned to see the construction completed by August 1981, according to Principal Dr. David Dick. Besides the construction, there was also controversy be- tween the administration and the faculty over new school policies. The main problem dealt with the administration’s concern over the aesthetics of the school, according to Dr. Dick. Dr. Dick stressed, “it is im- portant for students to be aware of their environment. They must learn the difference between the use and misuse of a public building,” he added. The teachers, on the other hand, felt that the strict policies could hinder the educational process. " The administration does not understand that the policies are doing the opposite of what they were intended for — they are re- stricting the environment as op- WORKING AMONGST PILES of paper and stacked boxes, Mr. Michael Livo- vich, the new Westlake Special Educa- tion Co-op Director, fills out various forms in his new office at Elliot School, due to fire destruction of his office in the North Building. posed to broadening the envi- ronment. The policies are creating a ‘negativism’ in the school morale,” commented Mr. David Russell, English teacher. Along with the fire, construc- tion, and controversial policies, the administration also pre- pared for accreditation by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, with the purpose of im- proving education. This pro- gram entails one year of self- study by the faculty and the administration and the evalua- tion by an outside team the fol- lowing year. And so, the headaches, long nights, plans, phone calls, and decisions continued as the ad- ministration strived to aid the entire school system. Administration 251 Construction becomes commonplace in community Encountering dirt hills, tractors, and construction workers became common- place for students not only in school, but after the school day was finished, as well. Straddling the mud puddle and ducking the crane, students could not get away from the hassles, that constantly con- fr onted them. One such hassle was that of the aban- donment of the old Town Hall in favor of a new Municipal Complex, located on Tap- per and Ridge Road. This complex, which provided more room for the increasing ad- ministrative workload, included the Fire Station, Town Hall, and Police Depart- ment. Changing interests in the community STUDENTS DEPENDED ON area businesses for employment. Pete Klobuchar, senior, used his spare time to earn extra money for -college. SHOPPING FOR HER mom, freshman Pam Gersh- man searches for the best buy in an age of rising inflation. were met by the Parks and Recreation Department. By signing up, students could pursue a variety of interests from Hatha yoga to down-hill skiing. Another project of the Parks and Recreation De- partment was the construction of a 9-hole frisbee golf course in Community Park. Walking around wheelbarrows was tol- erated in exchange for the renovation of Bieker Woods. The woods were renovat- ed by a special organized group, spon- sored by the Park and Recreation Depart- ment. The Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) worked to bring a tinge of wilder- ness into the vastly developing communi- ty. Although some developments were at times an inconvenience to students, in the long run they provided a more prosperous community. Transportation to and from school was one obstacle students had to overcome, especially if they lived in the newly built Twin Creeks area. Two sets of office complexes complimented the al- ready existing business activities. While some establishments suffered through the trying economic times, still others opened new doors to students and com- munity alike. Construction workers were passed, and dirt mountains were climbed, and the students still managed to take it all in stride. ON A WARM autumn day, senior Gayle Argoudelis tries out the new frisbee golf course in Community Park. WHILE AWAITING THE arrival of the Homecoming parade, seniors Pam Michel and Tracy Rigg explore the peaceful atmosphere of Bieker Woods. 3)oitn jMobstm ffffKRKaC I | A Tn» I r. - § Coins — Stamps — Autographs A.N.A. Life Member 885 Professional Numismatist Estate Collection Appraisals We buy gold class rings Suite 1650 G 45th Ave. Munster, Indiana 46321 219 924-3555 UftMO-UTC . . mm MMt i f i© a VuMor Television b John Hodson c Colors ’n In hopes of finding the best stereo equipment, freshman To coin a phrase, John Hod- son buys and sells gold. John Coverings Inc. Deborah Wenner browses throughout VuMor Television, shopping for the perfect buy. Located at 1848 45th Avenue, 924-3232, it offers sales and service on all Zenith, Sylvania, and Sony brands. Hodson, 1650 45th Ave., 924- 3555. Good design starts young. Donny Livingstone prepares for his big paint job ahead by choosing his supplies at Col- ors ’n Coverings Inc., 15 Ridge Rd., 836-8337. 254 Advertisements d Pepsi While busily preparing for a deadline, the Paragon staff takes a break to enjoy a re- freshing drink furnished by Pepsi, 9300 Calumet Ave., ' 836- 1800. Advertisements 255 MUNSTER MUNSTER Ridge Road 1830 and State Line 45th Ave. HAMMOND DYER 165th and 1218 Columbia Sheffield a Burgers A good day starts with a good breakfast, so freshman Pam Gershman and junior Karyn Waxman load up on a wide vari- ety of cereals. Meanwhile, in preparation for a busy Saturday morning, senior Bob Gresham restocks the shelves. 256 Advertisements BEST WISHES from GARY NATIONAL BANK GOOD NEIGHBOR BANK MEMBER FDIC b Carpetland With plans to redecorate her room, sophomore Suzanne Lasky shops at Carpetland, 8201 Calumet Ave., 836-5555, for a wide variety of colors and patterns to choose from. c International Cafe During a long day’s work, re- laxing breaks are a welcome pleasure. Being waited on by ju- nior Marcie Sherman, senior Beth Morris takes it easy at the International Cafe, 7905 Calu- met Avenue, 836-9291. d Gary National Bank To get the most for your sav- ings, drop in at Gary National Bank, 7976 Calumet Ave., 836- 5613. Advertisements 257 A Keepsake diamond is precisely cut to accent the brilliance of its fine white color . . . and Keepsake guarantees perfect clarity in writing. Keepsake, there is no finer diamond ring. Keepsake’ Registered Diamond Rings 921 Sheffield Dyer, Indiana 322-1776 Sterks Super Foods b Urcan’s Keepsake To help pay for future college expenses, junior Amy Strachen rings up a customer’s holiday groceries. Do all your shopping in the friendly atmosphere at Sterks Super Foods, 7951 Calumet Avenue, 836-1723. Diamonds last forever. Pur- chase an unforgettable gift for that special someone at Ur- can’s Keepsake, 921 Sheffield, Dyer, 322-1776. c Witham Sales and Service Preparing for the long drive ahead, senior Debbie Witham fills her gas tank at Witham Sales and Service, 6435 How ard, Hammond, 932-0352, while junior Sue Hodor makes sure she doesn’t go over her allotted $10. 258 Advertisements PTHB ) d Lorenzo’s Italian Villa While relaxing after the game, juniors Phil Pramuk and Becky Georgas take advantage of the warm, cozy atmosphere and the good food provided at Lorenzo’s Italian Villa, 8124 Calumet Ave., 836-1283. Advertisements 259 CITIZENS FEDERAL SAVINGS a Red Garter Shop b Munster Lumber c Citizens Federal While visiting a friend in Com- To choose the best paneling Savings munity Hospital, sophomores Suzanne Lasky, Ella Aktay and Stefanie Johnson select a card at Red Garter Shop, 901 Mac- Arthur, 836-1600. for his new room, junior John Fechalos considers the sizes and colors offered at Munster Lumber, 330 Ridge Rd., 836- 8600. Do not hide your money in a mattress, invest it at Citizens Federal Savings. Located at 1720 45th Avenue, 924-1720, it serves all your banking needs. 260 Advertisements d Physicians Supply Co., Inc. Pretending to examine her knee, Miss Shelly Mason and ju- nior Joanne Jaceczko try out an all-purpose examining table and other medical supplies avail- able at Physicians Supply Co., Inc., 8231 Hohman Ave., 836- 8460. e McShanes Northern Indiana Stationary Co. While answering a caller’s question, Kim Olds, junior, ad- mires the office furniture sup- plied by McShanes Northern In- diana Stationary Co., 1844 45th, 924-1400. ' Sizzler Family Steak House Before eating their tasty steak dinner, the Nelson family, Helen, senior Carrie and fresh- man Amy, stops at the salad bar to make a delicious salad at the Sizzler Family Steak House lo- cated at 9010 Indianapolis Blvd., Highland, 923-4441, and 428 Ridge Rd., 836-9010. Advertisements 261 a Fitt’s Fine Footwear b The Music Lab c Mercantile National Selecting the right shoe is an One, two, three, four . . . prac- Bank important decision, so junior tice makes perfect. To suit all In a hurry, Carolyn Reppa and Kathy Fitt helps senior Lisa Fitt her musical needs, junior Patty Cheryl Hemingway, juniors, chose the best style from the Burns visits The Music Lab, withdraw money for a full day of wide selection found at Fitt’s 17805 Burnham Ave., Lansing, shopping. Mercantile National Fine Footwear, 3307 Ridge Rd., 895-2218. Bank is located at 915 Ridge Lansing, 474-4640. Rd., 836-6004. 262 Advertisements d McDonalds Accuracy leads to satisfac- tion. With this in mind, senior Nancy Griffin carefully writes down the order at McDonalds, 515 Ridge Rd., 836-1969. e Chateau Bellissima For advice on the best hair care products, senior Jackie O ' Drobinak consults Barb Plant, while visiting at the Cha- teau Bellissima, 1650 45th Ave- nue, 924-3333. f Lums For breakfast, lunch or dinner drop in at Lums, 7920 Calumet Ave., 836-5867, and 510 Lin- coln Highway, Merrillville, 769- 6400. Open daily at 6 a.m. Advertisements 263 a Leary’s Linoleum Bringing out the kid in you, Leary’s Linoleum offers a wide assortment of colors and styles of carpeting. Located at 7220 Calumet Ave., Hammond, 932- 2384, they also offer a huge se- lection of linoleum and floor tiles. b Hyre Electric Caught in the dark due to faulty wiring, juniors Kim Chu- dom, Caryn Corsiglia, and Christie Vidovich count on Hyre Electric for help. With industrial, commercial and institutional electrical supplies, Hyre Elec- tric is situated at 2655 Garfield St., Highland, 923-6100. 264 Advertisements Children’s dress and piaywear, and fashionable footwear for everyone. Highland Department Store Downtown Highland. 838-1147 At H.D.S. quality is alway in style, Good taste always in fashion. c Family Pride Quick Wash Weekend laundry can lead to hassles. Looking inside and out, seniors Gayle Reichett, Ja- net Zondor and Paula Schoen- berg visit Family Pride Quick Wash, 3034 45th Ave., High- land, 924-0015. d Highland Department Store Winter, summer, spring, or fall, Highland Department Store has the clothing for your every need. Located in downtown Highland, 838-1147, it offers quality merchandise for the large, small, short, and tall. e The Jean Mill T-shirts with slogans are fa- miliar attire around school. Ju- niors Tricia Ulber, Jayne Rovai, Eva Zygmunt, and Irene Fabi- siak display a t-shirt from The Jean Mill, 1200 Sheffield, 322- 1779. Advertisements 265 266 Advertisements a Munster Optical A trip to the optometrist can only mean one thing, new glass- es! Deciding which look is best for her, junior Laura Kyriakides tries on one of the many styles of glasses available at Munster Optical, 7905 Calumet Ave., 836-1120. b Gas-Lite Inn Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner six days a week, Gas- Lite Inn is located at 1650 45th Ave., 924-0505. In addition to Sunday brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., entertainment and big screen TV in the cocktail lounge are offered. c Meyer Brother Lawn Care and Landscaping Cut the grass, rake the leaves, trim the bushes ... IF these constant orders get you down, let Mark and Jeff Meyers ease all your worries. Call Mey- er Brother Lawn Care and Landscaping, 1529 MacArthur Boulevard, 838-3565. d WJOB Don ' t touch that dial! With pertinent information and late breaking news, senior Diane and junior Sharon Grambo broadcast on radio station WJOB, 1230 AM. Advertisements 267 a TEMPLE PHARMACY 7905 CALUMET AVENUE MUNSTER, INDIANA 46321 William D. Ford, R.Ph. Donald E. Meyer, R.Ph., Manager lack A. Klee. R.Ph., Asst. Mgr. Sharon Hartman, R.Ph. Marvin E. Sadewasser, R.Ph. Professional Pharmacists . . . Serving Medicine thru Pharmacy a Temple Pharmacy Whether you have a runny nose or a broken arm. Temple Pharmacy is there to help. With professional service and care they can fill all your prescrip- tions. Conveniently located at 7905 Calumet Ave., in the Ham- mond Clinic, 836-61 10, Temple Pharmacy also delivers. b Robert Zurad CPA With tax season approach- ing, an accountant’s business becomes hectic. Helping their father out, sophomore Reggie and junior Renee Zurad discuss a tax problem at Robert Zurad CPA, 1652 Ridge Rd., 972- 0055. c Don Powers Agency Insurance is an important re- quirement for a teenager to drive. When filling out a claim form, junior Michelle Kornelik answers a client’s question at Don Powers Agency, 91 1 Ridge Road, 836-8900. 268 Advertisements d Enchanted Florist Choosing the right gift for someone special can be a diffi- cult decision. Looking to find the right present for her mother, junior Chris Snyder searches for the perfect vase at the En- chanted Florist, 919 Sheffield, Dyer, 322-4345. e Ladd Realty Reviewing the new listings of homes, Mr. Paul Ladd finalizes the details of his client’s needs. For the best deal on your home contact Ladd Realty, 1650 45th Ave., 924-0011. ' International Hairport Sacrifices must sometimes be made for good looks. Giving up her long hair for a shorter style, Alyce Baliga has her hair cut by Cheryl Sudar at Interna- tional Hairport, 7905 Calumet Avenue, 836-1865. Advertisements 269 a Root Capturing a light-hearted mo- ment from the fall play, “Winnie the Pooh,” Root helps you re- member the scene between ju nior Sharon Grambo, Piglet, and senior Kerry Connor, Pooh. Lo- cated at 1 131 W. Sheridan, Chi- cago, 761-5500, Root photog- raphers also take student and family portraits. 270 Advertisements b L M Jewelers With the present prices of gold and silver, visit L M Jew- elers for the best buy. Offering a large selection of styles and stones, L M Jewelers, 3644 Ridge Rd., Lansing, 474-9235, will fulfill all your personal gift ideas. c Marv’s Restaurant and Lounge Wine and dine your sweet- heart with a delicious dinner at the conveniently located Marv’s Restaurant and Lounge. Decid- ing what to order, juniors He- lenka Zeman and Rick Palmer carefully look over the menu at Marv ' s Restaurant and Lounge, located at 2839 Highway, High- land, 838-3100. d Kut Above Creativity leads to individual- ity. With a new hairstyle de- signed by Kut Above beauti- cians Denise Langham and Belinda Vierna, Beth Kristoff an- ticipates the final outcome. Kut Above is located at 923 Ridge Road, 836-1840. Advertisements 271 a Pleasant View Dairy After a long day of playing, Jennifer and Sheryl Russell pre- pare for a cookie and milk break. Jennifer helps out by pouring a cup of milk from Pleasant View Dairy, 2625 Highway, Highland, 838-0155, for her sister, Sheryl. b Willman Standard With efficiency in mind, junior Al Nowak mounts a tire, one of his many responsibilities as an employee of Willman Standard, 747 Ridge Rd., 836-9273. Will- man’s offers complete car ser- vice by qualified personnel. c Zandstra’s Store for Men “If the hat fits wear it. " Junior Gene Pupillo and senior Mary Potasnik try on various hat styles at Zandstra’s Store for Men, 2629 Highway, Highland, 923-3545. As an apparel shop, they offer a wide variety of suits, hats and ties. 272 Advertisements INSURANCE AGENCY, INC. 2449 45th Street Highland, Indiana 46322 Phone: 924-7600 State Farm Insurance Companies Home Offices: Bloomington, Illinois d Silver Gem e Lansing Sport Shop ’ Irv Lang Insurance Jewelers No matter what your game is, Agency After receiving birthday mon- ey, junior Caryn Cammarata purchases a ruby ring with the help of Mrs. Margaret Oberle at Silver Gem Jewelers. Locat- ed at 17 Ridge Rd., 836-5474, Lansing Sport Shop has the equipment for all your athletic needs. Juniors Mike Speranza and Jeff Markowicz try out a va- riety of sporting supplies at 3263 Ridge Rd., Lansing, II. With complete auto, life, and fire coverage, Irv Lang Insur- ance Agency is there to serve you. Located at 2449 45th Street, Highland, 924-7600, they are a division of State they offer a complete line of fine jewelry. Farm Insurance. Advertisements 273 a Rico’s Pizza Proud of their new creation sophomore Chris and senior El- len Derrico hungrily prepare to cook their pizza. Rico’s Pizza, 3651 Ridge Rd., Lansing, offers a delicious variety of carry out sandwiches and pizzas. b Goldberg Engineering and Construction Checking on an upcoming ap- pointment for her father, junior Lisa Goldberg helps out at Goldberg Engineering and Con- struction. Located at 1834 Aza- lea Dr., 838-3017, Goldberg can design a building to fit all your modern day needs. c Munster Sausage Stuffed after sampling all the products in her father’s store, Tracy Richards conveniently re- laxes on the counter. Munster Sausage, situated at 615 Ridge Rd., 836-9050, offers a wide va- riety of your favorite meats. 274 Advertisements d Diamond Centers Established 1884 Diamonds • Fine Jewelry • Watches Woodmar Shopping Center Hammond, IN Southlake Mall Merrillville, IN Glenbrook Mall Ft. Wayne, IN Concord Mall Elkart, IN Honey Creek Mall Terre Haute, IN Brickyard Mall Chicago, IL Chicago Ridge Mall Chicago Ridge, IL Marquette Mall Michigan City, IN College Hills Mall Normal, IN d Armstrongs Diamond e Price Realty ' Maruszczak Piano Centers For sale! Trying to sell a and Organ For that perfect diamond sure to catch her eye, visit Arm- house, senior Monica Meyers proudly advertises for Price Re- alty, 9352 Calumet, 836-1030. With up-to-date listings of local homes, Price Realtors has a house for you. Helping sophomores Mary Jo Carlson, Karen DeCola and strongs Diamond Centers, 419 Ridge Road — Suite H, 836- 8950. With a wide selection and Kristen Zygmunt choose the right piano or organ, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Maruszczak dis- numerous locations, there is an play the variety of styles avail- Armstrongs Diamond Center able at Maruszczak Piano and near you. Organ. Also providing lessons for both piano and organs, it is located at 7910 Calumet Ave., 836-6093. Advertisements 275 Fairmeadows Pharmacy Complete Family Record System Patient Consultation Convalescent Aids (crutches) Canes — Walkers — Etc Emergency Service Free Delivery 836-8700 Located in the Community Med — Prof Center Across from Simmons 800 MacArthur — Munster, Ind. a Marcus Auto When you need a car for that special evening, look to Marcus Auto for help. Located at 8840 Indianapolis Blvd., Highland, 838-0200, Marcus Auto leases cars and trucks to fit all your needs. b Fairmeadows Pharmacy With complete supplies for all your health needs, Fairmea- dows Pharmacy is there to help. Located at 800 MacArthur Bou- levard, 836-8700, it offers a va- riety of customer services. C lmpact Travel Service After returning from a trip to Florida, senior Mary Kay Smith makes plans for a return trip with the help of junior Karen Lit tie and travel agent Kimberly Wolucka at Impact Travel Ser- vice, 619 Ridge Rd., 836-4330. 276 Advertisements d Congratulations Class of ’81 d Crowel Agency After helping sell their friend’s home, juniors Deanna Komyatte, Olga Georgevich, and sophomore Jenny Olds and juniors Mike McKinney, Mi- chelle Bieson, Kim Olds, and Chuck Mooney smile with satis- faction. Crowel Agency, 8244 Kennedy Ave., 923-2131, will help you find the right home. Advertisements 277 a Double Exposure b American Savings and c Art’s TV Service “ . . . this one has an automat- Loan “That’s entertainment!” With ic flash.” Checking out the new While reviewing the current a huge, wall-to-wall selection of styles of cameras, seniors Ce- interest rates, senior Jeanine televisions and stereo equip- cilia Reck and Bev Rompola vis- Gozdecki advises her brother ment, Art’s TV Service can add it Double Exposure. Located at Mark, sophomore, on which a touch of excitement to a bor- 435 Ridge Rd., 836-2385, Dou- loan is best. American Savings ing evening. Located at 8142 ble Exposure has the expert ad- Loan, 8230 Hohman, 836- Calumet Ave., 836-1764, they vice and equipment that you are 5870, is there to aid you with provide equipment for all your looking for. your banking decisions. home entertainment needs. 278 Advertisements Charles Brumbaugh (219) 838-1400 ■ ■ Highland Lumber Supply 2930 Ridge Road Highland, Indiana 46322 Res. (C.L.) 374-7298 (312) 221-9777 d Bunny’s Beaute Salon Trying to catch a glimpse while beautician Diane Gold- berg styles her hair, senior Marisa Gederian decides if she likes her new look. Bunny’s Beaute Salon, 9721 Fran-Lin Parkway, 924-5331, can create the right style for you. e Hertz System License Showing their satisfaction with their rent-a-car from Hertz System License, seniors Mau- reen Mellady, Caryn Mott, and Mike Etling take advantage of the ideal rates and personal service. Located at 7843 In- dianapolis Blvd., Hammond, 844-1090, Hertz offers trans- portation you need. ' Highland Lumber and Supply Inc. Everything from fixing leaky faucet to remodeling your kitch- en, Highland Lumber and Supply Inc. has the supplies necessary to get the job done. Situated at 2930 Ridge Rd., Highland, 838- 1400, Highland Lumber can help you with every household project. Advertisements 279 ! LOCAL PHONES Tllden 4-6600-01-02 CHICAGO PHONES REgent 1-4700-01-02 2015 SUMMER STREET— HAMMOND, INDIANA a Woodmar Dunkin’ Donuts Hanging around the donut shop, freshman Kathy, Steven, and alumnus Jean Cerajewski patiently wait to suffice their hunger. Woodmar Dunkin’ Don- uts, 7430 Indianapolis Blvd., Hammond, 844-9655 . . . It’s worth the trip! b Guarantee Supply Co. With the perfect fit, seniors Rebecca Janovsky, Kathy Mill- er, and Peggy Collins exercise their plumbing skills on Barry Janovsky. For your plumbing and heating needs, contact Guarantee Supply Co., Inc., 130 State Road, Hobart, 769-9133. c Calumet Auto Wrecking Everything from Boom to Zoom! Offering the largest se- lections of used auto and truck parts in the Midwest, Calumet Auto Wrecking, 2015 Summer St., Hammond, 844-6600, has all the automotive facilities you need. If it’s hard to get . . . call Calumet! 280 Advertisements d Consumers rOOFIMG CO.- — reii c$riM ns Ph. 844-9181 IK HAMMOND 1886 d Consumers Roofing Company To repair roofs damaged by the harsh Indiana winters. Con- sumers Roofing Company has the know-how you need to get the job done. Consumer’s Roof- ing Company, 6701 Osborn Ave., Hammond, 844-9181, with the help of junior Russ, Ricky, freshman Eric, and Randy Gluth prepare to go out on the job. Advertisements 281 Schoop’s Hamburgers b Pfister’s Hair Styling Brown Electric ‘‘Thank you sir, please come again.” Senior Cindy Hasiak waits on Lou Williams as one of her many tasks as an employee of Schoop ' s Hamburgers, 215 Ridge Rd., 836-6233. For a change of pace from the regular fast food restaurants, visit Schoop’s. Providing all the facilities necessary for personal groom- ing, Pfister’s Hair Styling, 4767 Cleveland St., Merrillville, 980- 3555, has the cut for you. Pfis- ter’s hair stylists can shape, style, or trim your hair to your liking. Got an idea? A.C. Brown Electric Inc. can provide the electrical supplies for your ev- ery whim. Located at 615 Brun- ham Ave., Calumet City, 933 7095, freshman John, senior Dawn, and sophomore Jim Hay- den can help brighten your day. 282 Advertisements hUd barber shop MENS TOUPEES HAIR STYLING SALON f Lansing Floral Shop Greenhouse 3420 Ridge Road Lansing, IL Phone 474-1212 Steve Mary Mayerak d Michael J. Kelchak, e Koester Insurance ' Lansing Floral Shop D.D.S. " Don ' t be afraid, " says junior Michelle Kelchak to brother Jay while she uses him to pretend- practice her dentistry skills. Mi- chael J. Kelchak, D.D.S., 1650 45th Ave., 924-8484, offers the best in personal dental care. Just turned 16 and got your license? Visit Koester Insur- ance, located at 512 Ridge Rd., 836-8334. Susie Newhart, Clyde Brown, and Bonnie Lu- berda provide personal service along with complete coverage for all your insurance needs. Roses are red, violets are blue, Lansing Floral Shop has all the flowers for you! Fresh cut flowers and various floral ar- rangements available at Lan- sing Floral Shop Greenhouse, 3420 Ridge Rd., Lansing, 474- 1212, will add a soft, yet memo- rable touch to any moment. - • Advertisements 283 a Millikan’s Sport Shop Experimenting with a variety of athletic equipment furnished by Millikan’s Sport Shop, 8202 Calumet, 836-7955, juniors Mike Chelich, Candis Wojick, and Scott Spongberg prepare for their sporting expedition. b Maginot Printing “Extra! Extra! Read all about it! " say juniors Caroline Paul- son, Chris Koman, and Nancy Maginot, as they receive the copy hot off the presses. Magi- not Printing, 7325 Indianapolis Blvd., Hammond, 845-5556, has the printing facilities to print anything for any occasion. c Ron Wal Transportation Getting ready for a long haul, senior Tim Carter finalizes last minute details. Whether it is across the street or across the state, Ron Wal Transportation, 2600 Calumet Ave., Hammond, 932-7510, has the prompt ser- vice and quick delivery that you expect. 284 Advertisements BUD’S MARINE 13501 Morse Street Cedar Lake, Indiana 46303 Bus. 219 374-7500 Johnson 3 KR-HORi OUTBOARD MOTORS Glastron Starcraft Sylvan Smokercraft O’Brien Skis EZ Loader Trailers : d Munster Lanes e Gaddis Construction ' Bud’s Marine Practice makes perfect. To perfect his bowling technique, senior Pete Klobuchar takes advantage of the various bowl- ing facilities available at Mun- ster Lanes. Located at 8000 Calumet Ave., 836-9161, Mun- ster Lanes can provide you with healthy fun all year. Checking all the angles, ju- nior David Coltun finalizes last minute details on a blueprint for Gaddis Construction. Located at 9430 Calumet Ave., 836- 8588, Gaddis Construction can build all your facilities. With a full stock of the best equipment for summer fun, Bud’s Marine, 13501 Morse St., Cedar Lake, 374-7500, can add an exciting touch to any day. Whether you need to rent a boat or a trailer, you can always count on Bud’s Marine. t Advertisements 285 High 8148 CALUMET AVENUE MUNSTER, INDIANA 46321 (219) 836-5617 “ Tratlition In Craftsmanship " • PRLNTLNG • TYPESETTING • LAYOUT A DESIGN • SPEC1 A1JTIE9 • George “Rusty " ' Koch is Jl omas A. K rocze k D.D.S. PRACTICE LIMITED TO ORTHODONTICS Phone 924-4031 3741 45th Street Highland, Indiana 46322 a Fanning Howe Constructing for improvement entails professional architec- tural work by Fanning Howe Associates, Inc., 600 E. Ninth St., P.O. Box 584, Michigan City, 872-0635. Fanning Howe Associates contributed to the rennovation of Munster High School. b American Printing Company With skilled workers to pro- vide the perfect touch to any printed material, American Printing Company guarantees “tradition in craftmanship.” Vis- it the American Printing Co., 8148 Calumet Ave., 836-5617. c Dr. Kroczek “A smile is worth 1,000 words.” Dr. Thomas Kroczek, D.D.S., can transform your smile into a dazzling grin. Locat- ed at 3741 45th Street, High- land, 924-4031, Dr. Kroczek uses the latest orthodontic equipment available, making it easier on you. 286 Advertisements d Lake Professional Pharmacy Displaying the tools that their father uses at his pharmacies, senior Joe, Macy and freshman Mike Stodola examine some of his pestles and mortars. Lake Professional Pharmacy, 13963 Morse St., Cedar Lake, 374- 5432. Advertisements 287 Bainbridge Auto Parts All Name Brands ignition • brakes • tools • filters shocks • front end • tires • more Munster’s 1st Parts store 437 Ridge Rd. b 836-2476 a Calumet Harbor Lumber Company b Bainbridge Auto Parts Transporting a log to the saws, seniors Wasson Beck- man and Kurt Halum take the first step in turning a tree into a home. Calumet Harbor Lumber Company, 13651 South Buffalo Ave., Chicago, 646-1444, com- pletes the transformation. Planning to rebuild that 1969 Mustang? If so, visit Bainbridge Auto Parts at 437 Ridge Rd., 836-2476, for all your auto- motive necessities. Munster’s first parts store, Bainbridge has a full stock of name brand parts and knowledgeable salesmen to aid you. 288 Advertisements EIBEL SON INC. PLUMBING HEATING INDUSTRIAL PIPING VENTILATION SINCE 1908 200 BILLINGS ST. VALPARAISO, IND. PHONE 464-2714 762-6576 1421 E. 5th AVE. GARY, IND. (WAREHOUSE-METAL SHOP) EIBEL TOWER STORE " DO-IT-YOURSELF CENTER " 200 BILLINGS ST. VALPARAISO, INDIANA PHONE 464-2714 c First National Bank of East Chicago Making sure your money is under lock and key, Mr. Frank Rapin feels content knowing it is safe at First National Bank of East Chicago, 720 W. Chicago Avenue, 397-1000. Visit First National to fullfill all your bank- ing needs. d Eibel Son No matter what the weather is outside, you can be certain to always find shelter inside. Eibel Son, Inc., 200 Billings St., Val- paraiso, 464-2714, supplies heating equipment to heat the school system. Eibel Son, Inc. can also perform plumbing, in- dustrial piping and ventilation work on any building. e Calumet Construction Corporation The building blocks to pro- gress are built with the work- manship of Calumet Construc- tion Corporation, 1247 169th Street, Hammond, 844-9420. Calumet Construction Corpora- tion worked to expand Elliott Elementary School. Advertisements 289 a Dr. R.G. Halum Trying their hand at medicine, seniors Mladen Kralj, Kurt Ha- lum and Wasson Beckman test some of Dr. Halum ' s equipment. Dr. R.G. Halum, Jr., with his of- fice located at 800 MacArthur Blvd., 836-5865, provides friendly, personal medical ser- vices. 290 Advertisements err Do 1820 45th Avenue Munster 4 Good Luck To The 1981 Graduates From Harriet Gershman and Beth Poliak of Academic Counseling Services, Inc. Educational Center 8238 Calumet Avenue Munster, Indiana 46321 College and Private School Placement, Tutoring, SAT Preparation, School Motivation (3 1 2) 895-8 108 (2 1 9) 836- 1 1 72 Membership: IECA — APGA b Morrison Construction Company While the Morrison engineers and constructors are busy de- signing and building plants, sophomore Stefanie and senior Lisa Johnson inspect a com- pany truck. Morrison Construc- tion Company, 1834 Summer St., Hammond, 932-5036. c Ribordy Drug Store Just around the corner, Ri- bordy Drug Store has every- thing from household supplies to pharmaceutical needs. Lo- cated at 1820 45th Ave., 924- 4366, Ribordy Drugs provides reliable and professional ser- vice every day of the week. d Academic Counseling Services, Inc. Preparing for college en- trance exams is a difficult task. Academic Counseling Services, Inc. can help you through this difficult period. Located at 8238 Calumet Ave., 836-1172, they offer expert advice for your college career. Advertisements 291 c Proof of Excellence. No other company has made so many rings for the number ONES! Your Class Ring is a WINNER. Balfour- From Balfour with pride JAMES l BELL 3214 Menauquet Trail Michigan City. IN 46360 a Elite Remodeling and Construction Company Turn that old rundown home into a new dream house with the help of Elite Remodeling and Construction Company. With contractors creating the de- signs you want, Elite Remodel- ing, 8318 Harrison Ave., 924- 7201. b Center Stage They have got the profes- sional look! Junior Kim Lorent- zen and Faye Gregory take ad- vantage of the wide selection of dancing and gymnastic apparel at Center Stage. Located at 239 Ridge Rd., 836-1584, Cen- ter Stage has a complete stock of accessories. c Balfour To remember those golden high school days, purchase a class ring from Balfour. With the convenient option of purchasing rings at school, James Bell, Balfour representative, 3214 Menauquet Trail, Michigan City, can assist you in making the perfect choice. a The Door Store Confident that their home will be safe, Patty Fuller and Mindy Chemerinsky, sophomores, put their trust in The Door Store. Lo- cated at 235 Ridge Rd., 836 8202, The Door Store has the door to accent and protect any home. 292 Advertisements We re a bensor P ' erm Salon because we know it takes a perfect perm to create a perfect hairstyle. Senior Perm. The " electronic brain " that help u (jive you a perfect perm every time With Sensor Perm electronic accuracy comes to permanent waving. We program Sensor Perm for your exact hair type and condition. So your hair gets the kind of styling flexibility it might not have had before. Call us today for your Sensor Perm appointment and start wearing the hairstyle you’ve been dreaming about. Sensor Perm, by Realistic. A perfect perm every time. Market Square Hair Designs 919-A Ridge Road Munster 219 836 1171 ' SmoM on milled Acid pH I Vrm g e Gary Surgical Supply Corp. New technological devices can make work easier. Senior Colleen Snow and Florence Tra- pane take inventory of the surgi- cal equipment in stock at Gary Surgical Supply Corp., 9430 Calumet Ave., 836-1190. Gary Surgical offers the instruments to facilitate your medical needs. f Market Square Hair Design Let us create a new you! At Market Square Hair Designs professional beauticians can cut, perm, trim, and style your hair to your every liking. Market Square Hair Design, 919-A Ridge Rd., 836-1 171, can make the new you something special. g Sweney Electric You won’t be in the dark with Sweney Electric. Sweney Elec- tric, 2777 West 1 1th Ave., Gary, 949-0394, can do electrical work such as was done on Eads School with great exper- tise and precision. Advertisements 293 d 7550 HOHMAN AVE. 836-8585 BRO 7w% MUNSTER. IND. 46321 NOEL P. CUSICK. R. PH. OO R pharmacy! Dr REFILL TIMES WITHIN MONTHS CAUTION: Federal law prohibits the transfer of this drug to any person other than the patient for whom it was prescribed Local Delivery 24 Hour Emergency Service a Tides Planning for their future homes, junior Bob Rigg, seniors Margaret Kelly and Tracy Rigg, and junior Zlatan Stepanovich stand by the Tiiles name. Locat- ed at 901 Ridge Rd., 836-1530, Tiiles has all the furnishings to make your house complete. 294 Advertisements b Roth, Yonover, Pinkerton Specializing in a variety of le- gal services, Roth, Yonover, and Pinkerton can make the dif- ference. Juniors Scott Yonover and Eric Goldenberg take ad- vantage of the counseling and service provided by Roth, Yon- over, and Pinkerton, 9008 In- dianapolis Blvd., Highland, 972- 3260. c Allen Landscape and Construction Any yard can be healthy with freshman Joe Cohen and Keith Allen overseeing the work of Al- len Landscape and Construc- tion at 2539 45th St., Highland, 924-3938. They specialize in commercial and residential de- sign, and landscape installa- tion, and commercial and mu- nicipal landscape care. d Broadmoor A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down! The pharma- cists at Broadmoor Pharmacy can fill your prescriptions and advise you on the best medical supplies. Located at 7550 Ho man Ave., 836-8585, Broad- moor Pharmacy provides local delivery and 24-hour service. Index A Abbott. Natalie 157. 224 Abrahamson, Glen 234 Abrinko. James 224 Academic Counseling Services 291 A C. Brown Electric Company 283 Adams. Douglas 81. 234 Adams. Letitia 186 . 187. 189, 190 Adich, David 234 ADMINISTRATION 250. 251 Agerter. Tim 92. 95. 122. 129. 224 Aigner. Keith 190 Aktay. Ela 120, 157. 181. 224. 260 Alexiou. John 190 Alexiou. Spero 224 Allen. Mark Alonzo. Bob 224 Alonzo. Eric 234 Alonzo. Gustavo 106. 157. 166, 167. 190. 208 AMERICAN FIELD SERVICE 166. 167 American Printing Company 286 American Savings and Loan 278 Anasewicz. Michael 214 Andello. Angie 224 Anderson. Kevin 79. 81. 190. 303 Anderson. Scott 214 Andreakis. Dean 178, 179. 234 Angel. Craig 190 Appelsies, Richard 224 Arent. Annette 234 Argoudelis. Gayle 190 Argoudelis. Jim 224 Arnold. Jeff 187. 190 Arnold. Steve 76. 224 Art s TV 278 Atlas. Karen 121. 137. 214 Atwood. Todd 76. 224 Aubin. Mrs. Linda 244 Austen. James 190 Austgen. Jane 214 B Bobjak. Debbie 234 Bachan. Lisa 234 Bachan. Nicky 147, 224 Backe. Linda 72. 152. 157. 224 Bados. Michelle 121. 152, 163, 166. 214 Bagherpour, Kai Bagherpour. Sheerin 234 Bainbridge Auto Parts 288 Baker. Jeanne 155, 214 Baker. Lisa 234 Baker. Michael 234 Balfour 292 Balinga. Alice 269 Bame. Terri 12. 154. 157. 158. 138. 214 Banas. Paul 81 . Ill, 158. 214 Banks. Brian 102. 234 Baran, David 122, 137, 190 Bard. Dan 122. 214 Barlow. Bill 234 Baron, Jennifer 154. 155, 214 Barrett. Mrs Marge 244 Barth. Michael 56. 122, 214 Barton. Kirsty 166. 191, 208 Bartoshuk. Barbara 87, 160. 224 Bartoszuk. Rich 191 BASEBALL 108. 109. 110. Ill Basich. Jim 234 Basich. Steve 225 Basinko. Beth 120 BASKETBALL HOMECOMING 32. 33 Bawden. Mr. James 244, 251 Beach. Jerry 76 Beach. Leslie 225 Beach. Tom 234 Beck. Jenny 67. 69. 85. 214 Beckman. Wasson 32. 191. 193. 288. 290 Behrens. John 225 Behrens. Margaret 151. 214 Bel ford. David 48. 214 Belford. Linda 84. 85. 234 Belinsky, Joe 225 Bell. Mr. Don 244 Bell. John 39. 214 Beller. Bob 234 Benkovich. Greg 155. 191 Benne. Lori 191 Bennett. Bryan Bennett. Laura 225 Beno, Leanne 225 Bereolos. Peter 234 Berg. John 234 Bianchi. Renee 225 Biedron, Susan 191 Bieker. Paula 191 Biesen. Don 234 Bieson. Michele 182. 187. 214, 277 Billings. Kirk 56. 95. 225 Billings. Kyle 56, 181. 191 Bird. Mr. Thomas 95. 244 Bistrican, David 191 Bittner. Kris 31. 120, 121. 157, 225 Bittner. Mark 159. 187, 191 Bizonkas. Tim 234 Black. Marc 132. 234 Blackford. Mrs. JoAnne 244 Blaesing, Bob Blanchard. Kell 191 Blanchard. Patricia 225 Blankinship. Cari Blaszak. Lisa 186. 187, 19 1 Blazak, Raymond 95. 214 Blazek, Dawn 225 Blazek. Katrina 225 BLUE MONDAY 140, 141 Bocard, Tim 214 Bochnowski. Coach Al 64. 112 Bochnowski. Lisa Boda. Karen 214 Boege. Paul 80. 214 Bogucki. Cindy 26. 69. 82. 85. 123. 191 Bogucki, Tom 234 Bogumil. Tracie 181. 225 Bohling, Brian 234 Bohling, Sharon 163. 191. 203 Bomberger 157, 161. 225 Bomberger, Mr. Peter 251 Bone. Marilyn 191 Bonnema. Gilbert Sherryl, Bopp 185, 214 Borto. Diane 120, 166. 234 Bosnich. Marinko 105. 106. 107 Bosnich. Mike 225 BOYS - BASKETBALL 78. 79. 80. 81 BOYS - CROSS COUNTRY 56. 57 BOYS ' GOLF 102. 103 BOYS - STATE 138. 139 BOYS - SWIMMING 74. 75. 76. 77 BOYS - TENNIS 52. 53. 54. 55 BOYS - TRACK 94. 95 Bounton. Marianne Bowen. Jerry 125, 173 BOWLING 178, 179 Boyd. Laura 120, 121. 181. 225 Boyd. Mark 56. 214 Boyd. Vincent Bradford. William 76. 225 Braman. Lawrence 76. 158. 225 Branco. Becky 225 Branco. MaryJo 58. 122. 191. 200. 201 Brandt. Marilynda 23. 158, 214 Brasaemle. Mrs. Ruth 244 Brasovan. George 187, 191 Brauer. Laura 100, 225 Brauer, Randall 191 Braun. Amy 138, 191 Braun. Bruce 1 3 1 . 214 Braun. Jane 154. 166. 178, 225 Braun. Mrs. Phyllis 5. 244 Brazel. Cheryl 181. 214 Brazina. Thomas 115, 191 Breclaw. David 56, 57, 191 Brennan. Erin 166. 234 Brennan. Tracy 234 Bretz. Jennifer 166. 180. 181. 214 Brickman. Karin 72. 8f4, 96. 234, 237 Brocket. Laura 120, 191 Broderick. Brian 191 Broderick. Iris 225 Broderick. Timothy Brodersen. Ann 99. 100. 225 Brown. Dan Brown. Karla 234 Brown. Neil 64. 122. 191 Brozovic. Kristie t3. 177, 181. 191 Brozovic. Sue 166. 225 Brumm. Jacquelyn 72. 234 Bubala. Angela 160. 234 Bubala. Michael 95. 160, 214 Bud ' s Marine 285 Bukowski. Mike 8. 64. 214 Bukvich, Richard 191 Bulla. John 225 Bunny ' s Beaute Salon 279 Burbich, Tracy 225 Burchett, Brenda 234 Burgers 256 Burns. Patricia 178, 181. 214, 262 Burson. Ruth 72. 234, 243 Butkus. Janet 83. 84. 85. 191 c Cadewitz. Mike 131 CAFETERIA 48. 49 Cala. Amy 184. 225 Callahan. Karen 191, 214 Calligan, Tom 78. 81. 94. 95 Callis. Danielle 191 Calumet Auto Wrecking 280 Calumet Construction Company 289 Calumet Harbor Lumber Company 288 Calvert. Donald 76. 215 Cammarata, Caryn 100. 121. 215, 273 Campo. Michael 102. 234 Canady. Kevin 157. 225 Candelaria. Christian 234 Candelaria. Mara 121, 215 Candelaria. Rey Carbonare. Louie 111. 187, 215 Cardenas, Judy 191 Cardoso. Octavio 105. 106 Carlson. Bill 106. 192. 303 Carlson. Bob Carlson. Mary Jo 121. 225. 275 Carpetland 257 Carras. Athene 234 Carras. Elias 215 Carroll. Mark 234 Carroll. Shelly 192 Carroll. Tim 225 Carter. Andy 160, 178, 179. 234 Carter. Eric 215 Carter. Mike 50. 88. 91. 92. 93. 192 Carter. Tim 192. 213. 285 Case. Jackie 35. 138. 152. 192 Case. Theresa 136. 138, 157. 159. 181. 224. 225 Casey. Kevin 75, 76. 122, 138. 163 Casey. Mike 179, 181. 234 Casey. Mrs. Stephanie 5, 244 Cassity. Marilyn 225 Castellaneta. Michael 144, 154. 155. 192 Castor. Andrew 102. 192 Center Stage 292 Cerajewski. Jean 280 Cerajewski, John 63. 64. Ill, 122, 215 Cerajewski. Kathy 72. 73. 85. 234. 280 Cerajewski. Steve 280 Cerne, Luanne 192 Cerne, Renae 234 Chambers, April 160. 225 Chapin. Kelly 60. 61. 98. 100. 122. 215 Chapin. Scott Chapin. Tracy 225 Chastain. Lynette 225 Chateau Bellissima 262 CHEATING 168. 169 CHEERLEADERS 118. 119 Chechi, Maria 195 Check. Rick 192 Check. Terri 141, 154. 157. 234. 243 Checroun, Lena 157. 225 Checroun, Tony 132, 166, 234 Chelich. Mike 76. 122, 189. 215, 284 Chemerinski, Mindy 225, 292 Chen. Ehn 234 CHESS 178. 179 CHI 30. 3 1 Chiarelli. Kent Chiaro. Jackie 149 Chip. Jeff 234, 237 Chip. Randy 77, 219 Christianson, Carren 72. 85. 234 Christianson, Gail 225 Christianson. Rondi 192 Christy. Eric 234 Chruby, Joseph Chua. Gleenna 225 Chua, Portia 192 Chudom. Kim 215 Cigler. Deanna 234 Chigler. Melanie 215 Cipich. Debbie 234 Citizens Federal Savings 260 Clark. Alice 121. 224. 225 Clark. Gary 64. 215 Clark. Mr Phil 244 Clark. Steven 187 Cleland, Jeff 215 Cleland, Tami 192 CLOSENESS 28. 29 Clouse. Kym 157. 215 Cobrin. Emily 163. 192 Cohen. Joe 154. 234 Cohen. Phillip 192 Colclasure. Krystal 234 Colclasure. Woody 192 Cole, Karen 225 Colello, Mr. Jon 92 Colgrove. Linda 120, 163, 215 Colias. Bill 178, 234 Collins, Peggy 3 1.34. 121. 138. 190. 192. 280 Colors and Coverings 254 Coltun. David 151. 155. 215. 285 Coltun. Karen 100. 154. 157. 234 Comanse. Charles 215 COMMUNITY 252. 253 Compton. Janna 120, 234 Comstock. Karen 160. 181, 225 Conces. Michael 56. 95. 112, 122, 192 Conces. Michelle 192 Condes, Jim 181 Condon. Kevin 154. 215 Condos. Steve 225 Conley. Kelly Connor. Kerry 8. 43. 155. 157. 192. 270 Consumer Roofing 283 Conway. Bret 234 Cook. Michelle 234 Coppage. Mr. Hal 244 Corban. Bruce 37. 95. 192 Cornell, Chris 225 Corns. Carole 138. 192 Corsiglia. Karen 61. 215 Costa. Caryn 20, 30. 84. 166. 224. 225 Coulis. Toni 149, 192 CRAMMING 176. 177 Crary. Lori 157. 158. 159. 192 Crawford. Mark 178. 234 CRIER 164. 165 Croach. Kim 215 Croner. Ken 64, 80. 215 Cross. Georgia 178 Crowel Agency 277 Crucean, Scott 215 Cueller. Susanne 225 Culbertson. Anita 157, 225 Culbertson. Debbie 215 Curtis. Doug 180, 181. 215 Curtis. Jeannette 181. 234 Cyrier. Amy 234 Czysczon, Patricia 234 D Diehl, Rick 102, 1 16 Dillon. Michael 166. 234 DISTRIBUTIVE EDUCATION 186. 187 Dixon. Claire 34. 136. 214 Dixon. Mai 41 Dizon. Aileen 85. 100. 141. 234 Djordjevich, Donna 193 Donnersberger. Kris 161. 163. 190. 193 Doolin. Gregory 225 The Door Store 292 Doranski. Joseph 225 Dorsey. Sharon 234 Double Exposure 278 Downing. Ramona 85. 225 Doyle. Leslie 72. 122. 214. 243 Doyle. Lisa 120. 146. 165. 180. 187, 214 Doyle. Mary 235 DRAMA 150, 151 Drazbo. Diane 235 Dremonas. George 41 DRILL TEAM 182. 183 Dubroff. Richard 157. 214 Dubczak, Julie 235 Duffala. Bryan 64. 111. 160, 162. 214 Duhon. Donn 80, 225 Dukic. Sally 85. 235 Dunkin Donuts 280 Dunning. Gary 187. 214 Dybel. Philip Dye. Debbie 193 Dye. Robert 235 Dzurovcik 193 Daily. Robert 192 Dahlkamp. Paul 234 Damianos. Andrew 145. 225 Damianos. Sofia 192 Dare. Tami 37. 187. 192 Daros, Christopher Dartt. Miss Kathy 41. 244 Dash. Anna Marie 225 Davis. Nicole 118, 1 19. 158. 159, 192 Davis. Laurianne 225 Dayney. Christopher 192 Deal. Laurie 234 DeChantal. Debbie 187. 214 DeChantal, Richard 234 Decker. Blake 234 Decker. Dave 66. 122. 160. 192 Decola. James 115, 187. 193 Decola. Karen 119. 143. 225, 275 DEDICATION 88. 89 Dedelow. Jeff 81. 234 Delaney. Joanie 58, 59. 234 Delaney. Thomas 8. 56. 214 Delph, Eric 159, 193 Dernulc, Lori 38. 131. 145. 152. 165. 21 Dernulc, Micheel 225 Dernulc. Richard 234 Derolf. David 181, 225 Derow. Denise 22 5 Derrico. Christine 225, 274 Derrico. Ellen 120, 181. 193. 274 Deutsch. Laura 193 Deyoung. George 214 Deyoung. Gerald 214 Dick. Dr David 250 E Easter. Adam 64. 110. 111. 193 Echterling. Rosemary 214 Eckholm, Glenn 235 Edington. Mr. John 244 Eggebrecht. Mickey 225 Eggebrecht. Pam 151. 152 Eggers. Karen 69. 96. 128. 149. 235 Eibel and Son, Inc. 289 Eismin. Bob 187 Elite Remodeling 292 Elkins. Cindy 214 Elkins. Leonard Elkins. Robert 193 Elkmann, Brian 179, 225 Elman. Dan 225 Elman. Mrs. Linda 244 EINagger. Suzanne 13, 44. 154, 157. 166, 214 Eisner. Robyn 141. 214 Enchanted Florist 269 Engle. Robert 14. 194 Engstrom. Mrs. Helen 235, 244. 249 ENSEMBLES 158, 159 Eriks. Holly Etling. Jane 85. 235. 241 Etling. Mike 10,32.40,56. 106, 122, 138, 158. 159. 194. 241, 279 Etling. Patty 89. 138. 181, 182. 194 Etter, Amy 235 Etter. John 214 Etter. Tim 235 r Fabisiak. Irene 29. 33. 152, 153, 214, 215, 265 Fackler. Tina 33. 225 FACULTY 244. 245. 246. 247. 248. 249 FADS 22. 23 Fairmeadows Pharmacy 276 Fajman, Kim 194 FALL PLAY 42. 43 Family Pride Quick Wash 265 Fanning. Kim 235 Fanning Howe Associates 286 Farinas Mike 226 Farkas. Donna 166, 235 Farkas, Jeff 194 Faron. Christine 138. 166. 194 Fary. Thomas 214 Faso. Charles 226 Faso, Gena 10, 194 Featherly, Billy 81, 226 Fechalos. John 214, 260 Feeney. Tom 235 Fehring. Rick 214 Fenyes, Alice 194 Ferner. David 160. 226. 231 Ferner, Elizabeth 236 Figler. Thomas 94, 95. 122. 214 Fijut, Mark 132. 226 Finke, Victor 194 Finkiewicz, Cristie 138. 214 First National Bank of East Chicago 289 Fisher. Larry 214, 215 Fisher. Robyn 226 Fissinger. John 194 Fitt. Kathy 1. 44. 6C. 61. 120. 122. 157. 214. 215. 262 Fitt. Lisa 12. 138. 181, 194. 262 Fitts Fine Footwear 262 Fitzgibbons. Carol 157. 236 Fitzgibbons. Robert 157, 226 FLAG CORP 184. 185 Florczak. Walter 226 Flynn. Mary 69. 236, 237 Flynn. Susan 236 FOOTBALL 62. 63. 64. 65 Fordyce. Paul Foreit, David 214 Foreit. Mark 236 Foreit. Michael 194 Fort. Mr Gene 126. 247 Fortner. Mr. Don 247 FOUR FRIENDS 20. 21 Francesca. Steve Frank. Glenna 236 Frank. Lunetta 214 Frankos. Jim 226 Frankos. Peter 64. 122. 194 FRENCH CLUB 166. 167 Friend. Doug 62. 64 FRESHMEN 234. 235. 236. 237. 238. 239. 240. 241. 242, 243 Frigo. John 133. 226 Fuller. Patricia 152. 226, 292 Fuller. Sue 71. 72. 122, 129, 152, 194, 204 0 Gaddis Construction 284 Gage. Eddie 194 Gajewski. Thomas 194 Galante. Patty 138. 158. 159. 165. 194 Galante. Sylvia 39, 154. 223 Galvin. Margaret 236 Gambetta. Michael 236 Gary National Bank 256 Gary Surgical Corp. 293 Garza. Laura 194 Garza. Joe Garza. Thomas 24, 194 Garza. William 187, 215 Gas Lite Inn 265 Gaskey. Robert 194 Gates. Johnette 16. 194 Gates. Terry 95. 226 Gauthier. Janet 152. 215 Gawlinski, Nelson Ghur, Tom 215 Gederian, Albert 236 Gederian. Marisa 10. 11. 15. 127, 152. 194. 279 Geiger. David 187. 215 Geiger. Richard 125, 226 Georgas. Rebecca 121, 197. 215 Georgas. Richard 194 George. Jim 81. 236 George. John 33. 64. 80. 158, 159. 216 Georgevich. Olga 216 Gerdt. Lisa 120. 216 Gerike. John Gerkey. John 194 Gerlach. Carl 236 Gerlach. Karen 6. 120. 121, 157. 226 Gerlach. William 187. 216 Gershman. Pam 236. 253. 256 Gessler. Beth 84. 85. 216 Gessler. Cary 102. 175, 236 Gibbs. David 145, 165. 194 Gifford. Abbie 171. 184. 236 Gifford. Adrienne 184, 216 Gifford, Donald 194 Gill, Adam 226 Gill. Sean 236 Gillespie. Terry 236 GIRLS’ BASKETBALL 82. 83. 84. 85 GIRLS’ CROSS COUNTRY 56. 57. 58. 59 GIRLS’ GOLF 60. 61 GIRLS ' STATE 138. 139 GIRLS’ SWIMMING 70. 71. 72. 73 GIRLS’ TENNIS 98. 99. 100. 101 GIRLS ' TIMING ORGANIZATION 120. 121 GIRLS ' TRACK 96. 97 Glass. Jennie 194 Glass. Karen 226 Glowacki. Lisa 18. 194 Glowacki. Mary 216 Gluth. Barbara 135 Gluth, Eric 76. 102. 236. 282 Gluth. Randy 282 Gluth. Rick 282 Gluth. Russell 64. 187. 216. 282 Gold. Howard 47. 187. 194 Goldasich, Chris 194 Goldasich, Mike 226 Goldberg Engineering 274 Goldberg. Lisa 154. 155. 161. 216. 274 Goldberg. Lori 23. 98. 100. 122. 226 Golden. Karen 121, 18 1 Goldenberg, Eric 160. 18 1. 216 Goldman. Melinda 216 Goldschmidt. Jeff 236 Goldsmith. Greg Goldsmith. Helene 72. 154. 226 Golic, Bob 30 Golubiewski. Mrs Pat 247 Gomez. Ed8. 23. 138. 152. 153. 159. 196. 207 Gomez. Vincent Gonce. Mrs Marge 247 Gonzales. Joel 178. 216 Gorden. Carl 154. 160. 226 Gordon, Terri 157. 236 GOSSIP 150. 151 Gower. Jennie Gower. Karen Gower. Kevin 236 Gozdecki. Jeanine 33. 118. 119. 138. 139. 154. 279 Gozdecki. Mark 80. 102. 103, 122, 226. 279 Gozdecki, Tom 196 Grambo. Diane 138. 139. 196 Grambo. Sharon 42. 44. 45. 157, 182. 189. 216. 271 GRADUATION 46. 47 Grantner Patty 217 Graves. Mr. Jeff 135. 178. 179. 180. 181. 247. 248 Gray. Rene 69. 122, 138. 139. 162. 163. 190. 196 Gregor, Laura 187. 196 Gregory, Faye 29 2 Gresham. Jeff 179. 236 Gresham. Robert 196. 198. 256 Griffin. Nancy 136. 196. 263 Griffin. Mrs Thelma 247 Griger. Joanne 196 Grim. Elizabeth 72. 236 Groff. Jennifer 236 Groff. Robin 182. 217 Gross. Jonathon 160. 227 Grossman. Elyse 217 Grudzinski, Mark 36 Guiden, Mrs. Ann 247 Grunewald, Jeff 173. 174. 196 Gruoner. Steve 161, 236 Guarantee Supply Co. 280 Guidotti. Tom 217 Gullickson, Lisa Gurawitz. Susannah 166. 236 Gustaitas. John 160. 179, 236 Gustat, Jeanette 157, 166. 167. 227 Guyer, Gretchen 158. 217 GYMNASTICS 86. 87 H Haas. Mr Dennis 92 Haase. John 76. 122, 217 Hackett. Beth 58. 85. 96. 236 Hager. Julie 72. 73. 84. 181. 227 Hagger. Charmaine 196 Haines. Martha 236 Hales. John 227 Halfacre. Robert 161 Haller. Mr. Ross 247 Halum. Kurt 6. 32, 144. 158. 197.289.290 Halum, Ray 141. 236 Dr. R.G. Halum. Jr. 290 Hamilton. Todd 197 HAND ACADEMICS 170. 171. 172. 173, 174. 175 Handlon. Kimberly 227 Hanus. Rob 106. 227 Hanusin, Dan 236 Harding. Connie 138. 162. 163, 197 Harding. Laurie 181. 197 Harding. Sandy 121, 217 Harding. Walter 227 Harkins, Karen 120. 197 Harle. Patrick 148. 217 Harle. Wendy 236 Harrison. Jamie 157. 181. 227 Harrison. Ken 236 Hart. Bob 236 Hartoonian, Kevin Hasiak. Beth 187. 217 Hasiak. Cindi 174. 197. 282 Hasse, John 158, 159. 197 Hastings. Mrs. Nancy 247 Hastings. Sherri 97 Hatala. Terrie 227 Haverstock, Mr. Art 181. 247 Hawkins. Mrs Deetta 247 Hayden. Dawn 161, 197. 283 Hayden. James 122, 159. 160. 227. 283 Hayden. John 157. 236. 283 Hayden. Kraig 160. 217 Heatherington. Amy 67. 68. 69. 85. 122, 138. 158. 159. 181. 197 Hecht. Mark 95. 227 Hecht, Marvin 95. 187. 199 Heemstra, Dean 236 Heggi. Kevin 160, 227 Heili. Willard Hein. John 227 Heinz. Douglas 76. 77. 122 Helminski, Katie 46. 158. 159. 199 Helms, Ann 236 Helms. Michael 160. 178. 181. 199 Hemingway. Cheryl 69. 121. 122. 182. 217, 262 Hemingway. Larry 18. 81. 236 Hensley. Amelia 166. 236 Herman. Tara 227 Hernandez. Laura 199 Hertz Rent a Car 279 ' — ' " Index 297 Hertzgeldt. Bernice 23. 217 Hesterman. Suzy 120. 186. 199 Hibler. Jackie 227 Hibler. Margaret 199 Higgins. Ann 12. 157, 166. 236 Higgins. Greg 154. 190. 199 Highland Dept Store 265 Highland Lumber 279 Hill. Adam 199 Hill. Christian 227 Hill. Eva 199 Hill. Ray 217 Hirsch. Matt 92. 236 Hirsch. Tracy 236 Hittle. Kim 67. 69. 236 Hobbic, Brian 227 Hobbic. Wayne Hoch. Chris 160. 236 Hoch. Tim 2 17 Hodges. Lisa 72. 120. 227 Hodges. Tim 181. 217 Hodor. Sue 67. 69. 120. 122, 217, 258 John Hodson 154 Hoekema. Robbie 236 Hoffman. Michael 94, 95. 227 Hoiseth. Mark 236 Holland. Kim 199 Holler. Danice 133. 151. 217. 246 Holler. Mrs Dorthy 246 Hollingsworth. Mark 106. 217 Hollingsworth. Merile 236 Holmberg. Mr. Dick 146, 247 Holzhall. John 76. 227 Holzhall. Vern 31. 75. 88. 103. 199 HOMECOMING 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15 Houk. Karin Hoole. Robert 236 Hoolehan. Linda 182. 217 Hoolehan. Phil 236 Hooper. Doug 227 Hooper. Scoti 64. 172. 199 Hope. Dan 236 Horlick. Mrs Lil 198. 247 Horvat. Joy 161 Horvat. Mike Horvath. Mrs Maria 247 Howarth. Evelyn Howerton. Terri 199 Hoyle. Tom 217 Hriso. Tom 217 Huard. Cheri 146. 187. 217 Huber. Mary 187. 217 Hudec, Carolyn 67. 69. 199 Hudnall. Steve 122, 199 Huebner. Linda 203 Hughes. David 76. 122. 217 Hulett. Robert 81. 175 Hulsey. Dan Hulsey. Steven Hummel. Doug 199 Hunt, Mr Dick 247 Hurley. Daniel 95 Hurubean. John Hutchings. Rick Huttle. Jane 217 Hynes. Alison Hynes. Thomas 217 I Ignas. Mark 55. 122, 199 Impact Travel Agency 276 INDIANA UNIVERSITY HONORS 138. 139 International Cafe 257 International Hairport 269 J Jaceko, Joanne 31. 120. 157. 180. 181. 217, 261 Jackman. Drew 217 Janosac. Shelly 72 Janovsky. Barry 280 Janovsky. Rebecca 120, 138. 190, 199. 201. 280 Jarczyk. Jeff 76. 217, 219 Jarczyk. J ohn 217 Jarczyk. Laurie 69. 236 Jarosz, Ed 217 DIG ’EM THE frog was com- posed of a variety of colored tissue paper. Senior Heidi Lan- gendorff adds to the yellow section of his eyes by firmly fastening a flower. Jarrett. Lori 236 Jarzombek. Susan 228 Jasinski. Jill 236 Jasinksi, Mike 10. 199 Jasinski. Sheri 187. 199 Jeftich, Coach Dan 106 Jeneski. Michelle 236 Jeneske. Mike 102, 228 Jepsen. Mr John 76. 77. 247 Jerkins. Jeff 228 Joens. Lome 217 Johnson. Amy 41. 154. 158. 217. 223 Johnson. Mrs Barbara 247 Johnson. Brian 236 Johnson. Dane 105, 106. 107, 122. 138. 154. 155. 199 Johnson. Mrs Doris 247 Johnson. Julie 86. 87. 236 Johnson. Lisa 121, 163. 181. 190. 199. 291 Johnson. Rebecca 84. 181. 228 Johnson. Stefame 61. 122. 228. 260. 291 Jones. Heather 128. 199 Jones. Laura 228 Joseph, Mrs Cheryl 247 JUNIORS 214. 215. 216. 217, 218. 219. 220. 221. 222. 223 r Kadish. Ms Jean Kaegebein. Karen 120 Kaegabein. Mark 64. 217 Kain, Debbie 217 Kaluf. Kent S. 228 Kaluf. Scott 193. 199 Kambiss. Scott 236 Kaminski. Donna 217 Kaminski, Ellen 72 Kamrandt. Janel 236 Kamrant. Karen 85 Kanic, Anna M 228 Kanic. Diane 186. 187. 199 Kapers. Scott 81. 239 Kapp, Mary 10. 239 Karras. Louis 236 Karulski. Brian 189. 236 Karulski, Daniel J. 228 Kaster, Joe 236 Katona, David 55. 236 Katris, Barbara Kaths. Frances 217. 239 Kazmer. Brian P 228 Keckich. Dana 239 Keil. Christine R 69. 228, 239 Keil. Mr Martin Kelchak. Kim 8. 43. 46. 154. 157. 158. 159. 199 Kelchak. Jay 283 Kelchak. Michael 283 Kelchak. Michelle 22. 154. 155.217.283 Kellams. Brian 239 Kellams, Dennis 239 Kellams. Paula 199 Kellams. Mary A. 239 Kelleher, Scott 217 Kelly. Margaret 199 Kender. Debbie J. 69. 159. 228 Kender. Doreen 217 Kennedy. Carol L. 228 Kernaghan. Mr Don 247 Kerr. Ellen 199 Kessler. Wendy 199 Keyes. Karyn Kieft. Julie 239 Kietyka. Jerry P. 228 Kiernan. Amy 122. 200. 201, 207. 245 Kiernan. Jeff A. 76. 228 Kim Susan 161. 228 King. Mr Jack 145. 244. 247 King. Scott 81 . 217 Kisel. Jim 239 Kisel. John 200 Kish. Nanette 69. 96. 159, 228 Kiszema. Richard 217 Klawitter. Steven 165 Klobuchar, Peter 200, 253. 285 Klosak, Barry 1 1 1 Kmak. Dan 106. 122, 217 Kmiec. Carol J. 69. 228 Knight. Dan 64. 122. 200 Knight. David 64. Ill, 171. 217 Knight. Mike 239 Knish. Mr David 81 Knutson. Colleen L. 84. 228. 241 Knutson, Eric 81. 200. 241 Knutson. Mike 81. 239. 241 Knutson. Pat 81. 239. 241 Kobus. Matt 156. 217 Koester Insurance 263 Koetteritz. Mike 239 Kolisz, Shelly Kokko. Peter 106. 107 Kolodziej, Miss Florence Kolodziej. Kathleen 120. 143, 181 . 228 Koman. Chris 37. 52. 217. 284 Koman. Kathy 121. 122, 138. 151, 152. 181. 200, 207 Koman. Tricia 118, 235. 239 Komyatte. Deanna 72. 122, 154. 163. 208. 217. 277 Komyatte. Paul 138, 154. 155. 200 Kontos. John 178, 200 Kopacz. Mike 200 Kornelik. Michelle 217, 268 Korzenecki. Ken Kotfer. Ron 239 Kott. Andrea 100, 122. 217 Kott. Nicholev 100. 101, 161. 229 Kottaras. Jim 106 Kotso. Mike 228 Koufos. Steve 64. 159. 217 Kovach. Jim F 122. 224. 229 Kovach. John 64. 92. 122. 200 Kovacich. David 217 Kovich. Sara 49. 201 Kralj. Mladen 104. 106. 107. 122. 201. 290. 296 Krawczyk. Jack 32. 34. 138, 154. 157. 158. 159. 190. 201 Krawczyk. Jim 43. 157, 235 Krevity, Audrey Kristoff. Amy J. 229 Kritzer. Robert 64 Kroczek. Dr. Thomas DDS 286 Krumrei. Sharon R. 69. 229 Krusinowski. Lisa Kruzan. Karen 46. 120. 138. 152. 163. 182. 201 Kucer. Diane 217 Kudele. Tom 81. 102 Kuklinski. Karen 119. 159, 229 Kuklinski. Steve 69. 187 Kulka. Karolyn 201 Kusek. Dawn Kusiak. Tony 235 Kushnak. Brenda 120. 138, 157 Kushnak. Brian 10, 81 Kustka, Kristine 217 Kut Above Kwasney. Karen 157 Kyriakides. Laura 120. 217. 266 L Labitan. Clark 1 122.201 L:rbowitz, Abbie 15. 157, 166. 239 Labowitz. Rebecca 126. 182, 217 Ladd. Mr Paul 269 Lake Professional Pharmacy 286 Lambert. Brian 31. 64. 79. 81. 95. 122. 201, 304 Lambert. Mr. Don 250 Lambert. Keeley 84. 85. 217 Lambert. Leigh 217. 228 Lamski. Dave 228 Landsly. Karyn 239 Lane. Kevin Lane. Sean 239 Irv Lang Insurance Agency 273 Lang. Stephen 102 Langendorff. Heidi 118. 119. 138. 139. 159. 201. 298 Langer. Allison 159. 229 Langer. Christopher 239 Langford. Karen 128, 201 Lansing Floral Shop 283 Lansing Sport Shop 273 LaReau. Mr Paul Larmee, Kim 138. 157, 201 Laroche. Chris 239 Larson. Kevin 118. 160. 239 Larson. Renee 1 18 Lasky. Suzanne 121. 181. 229. 257. 260 Lawson. Amy 106. 239 Lazinski, John 202 Leahy. Marian 217 Leary. John 64. 218 Leary ' s Linoleum 264 Leask, David 64, 202 Lecas. Cathy 239 Lee. Timothy 229 Leeney. Kathleen 239 Lefkofsky, Marsha 218 Lem. Ellyn 18. 165. 218 Lem. Holly 239 Lennertz. Amy 239 Lennertz. Chris Lennertz. Leah 170, 202 Lennertz. Stephen 11. 174. 175.202.211 Lerner. David 52. 55, 239 Leski. Larry Lesniak. Lisa 202 LETTERPEOPLE 122. 123 Levan. Linda 187, 202 Levin. Lisa 120, 229 Levin. Paula 202 Levine. Mark 154, 218 Levy. Mr. Joel 34 Levy. Julie 154, 160. 161. 162. 163. 218 Lewis. Elizabeth 202 Lieser, Daryl 64. 218 Lieser, Jay 239 Liming. James 229 Linnane. John 218 Linnane. Jeff 229 Lindell. Roslyn 239 Linos. Michelle 57. 161, 163, 190. 202. 253. 308 Lisle. Jim Little. Karen 128, 149. 182. 218. 276 L M Jewelers 271 Livingston, Donny 253 Livovich, Mr Michael 251 Local Entertainment 38. 39 Lona, Marie 157. 239 Longson. Lynda Loomis. Charles 31. 202 Lorentzen, John 202 Lorentzen. Mitzi 229 Lorenz. Scott 81. 239 Lorenzen. Kim 218. 282. 292 Lorenzi, Mark Lorenzo ' s Italian Villa 259 Loudermilk, Lori 85. 239 Luberda. Brian 122, 138. 229 Luberda. Mark 13. 106. 107. 138. 154. 190. 202 Ludders. Karyn 159, 229 Luera. Sonia 218 Lums 263 Lusk. Hal 76. 117. 187. 218 Lusk. Laura 239 Lutz. Lorianne 202 Macenski, Chris 229 Macenski. Dan 218 Maday. Karen 218 Maddalone. Robert 202 Madsen. Cindy 120. 181. 218 Mager. Kristine 157. 182, 229 Maginot. Nancy 215, 218. 284 Maginot Printing 284 Magrames. Patty 218 Magrames. Susie 239 Mahala. April 218 Mahler. Mike 31. 178. 202 Mahler. Terri 229 Mahns. Margaret 187 Maicher. Mr Bob 247 Malek, George 45. 157. 229 Malek, Suzet 218 Malmski. Chuck 64. 218 Malmski. David 239 Malmski. Miss Paula 70. 72. 145. 247 Malloy. Beth 229 298 Index WITH THE HELP of track teammate, freshman Maureen Morgan, junior Natalie Urbanski grimaces as the duo perform partner exer- cises before the Gavit meet. Maloney. Carolyn 202 Maniotes. Dionne 157, 229 Mann. Pete 187, 218 Manning, Miss Brenda 87. 247 Mannion. Chrisanne 229 Manons. Georgia 71. 72. 239 Marchand. Chris 218 Marchand. Mark 202 MARCHING BAND 182, 183 Marcmek, Lynne 181. 239 Marcus Auto 276 Marcus. Howard 92. 123. 202 Marie. Branko 35. 104. 106. 122. 202 Marich. Angie Marich. Diana 202 Market Square Hair Design 200 Markovich. Elaine 121, 122, 215, 218 Markovich. Joseph 229 Markovich. Karen 121. 239 Markovich. Mrs Ruth 247 Markowicz. Jeff 52. 53. 55. 122, 2 18. 2 19 Markowicz. Tim 6. 52, 53. 55. Ill, 122. 218 Marlowe. Ken 218 Maroc. Bradley 229 Maroc. Melissa 85. 187. 218 Maroc. Robert 218 Maroc. Susan 229 Maroney. Lee 229 Marsenek, Lynn Marsh. Coach Leroy 64, 112 Marshak. Mr John 247, 251 Marshall. Diane 202 Mart. Ms. Alyce 247 Martin. Scott 165, 224. 229 Martin. Stephen 202 Martinovich. Zoran 154, 230 Maruszczak Piano Organ 275 Marv ' s Restaurant Lounge 171 Mason, Roseanne 72, 1 18, 235, 239 Mason. Sandy 72. 152. 215. 218. 261 Matasovsky. Scott 218 Mateja, Tom 218 Matthews. Brian K. 154, 218 Matthews. Brian L. Matthews. Cheron 230 Matthews. Karen 157. 161. 172, 230 Matthews. Kelly 31. 202 Matyszka. John 202 Mauer, Lisa 202 Maul. David 230 May, Sharon 202 Mazanek, Janine 182, 218, 248 Mazur. Carol 202 Mazur. Joseph 230 Mazur. Julie 166, 239 Mazzocco. Laura 202 McCain. Nancy 138. 166. 190. 202 McCarthy. Amy 178, 218 McCarthy. Tim G. 146. 154. 165, 202 McCarthy. Tim 204 McClaughry, Linda 218 McCormack. Jim 106. 230 McCormick. David 239 McCure. Kristina 239 McDonald. Mr. John 149. 189 McDonald ' s 262 McFadden, Linda 120, 204 McKenna. Tom 204 McKinney. Lisa 239 McKinney. Michael 218. 277 McLaughlin. Mary 218 McLoughlin, Chris 239 McLoughlin. Tim 158. 218 McMahon. Kristin 230 McNair. Heidi 119, 121. 157. 230 McNair. Mr Mrs Rich 122 McNamara. Karen 230 McNamara. Susan 204 McNeil. Janice 186. 204 McNeil. Joe 218 McNurlan. Jeff 154. 239 McNurlan. Jim 204 McShanes 261 McTaggart. Don 218 Meagher. Marjorie 160. 204 Mears. Bob 178. 218 Mears. Kelly 239 Meeker, Steve 204 Megremis, Margo 230 Mehalso. Dave 230 Melby. Barbara 167 Melby. Bob 239 Melby. Hope 138. 157. 166. 218 Melby. Janet 138. 157. 166. 204 Melby. Mark 106. 187. 218 Mellady. Maureen 28. 43. 117. 181. 182. 204. 279 Mellon. Chris Melvin. Jeff 55. 239 Mendoza. Mark 239 Mecantile National Bank 262 Merkel. Scott Merritt. Tammy 230 Merritt, Tim 157. 230 Mescall, Sandi 187. 218 Meseberg, Keith Meseberg. Kevin 230 Metz. Danny 218 Metz. David Metz. Nancy 160. 181. 204 Meyer, Brad 204 Meyer Bros. Landscaping 266 Meyer, Catherine 218 Meyer, Mrs. Helga 247 Meyer. Karen 181, 184, 218 Meyer. Karl 218 Meyer. Mark Meyer. Michael 10. 239. 264 Meyers. Monica 187. 204. 275 Meyer. Jeff 264 Micenko. Beth 120. 137. 230 Michaels. Dawn 184. 239 Michel. Jane 182. 230 Michel. Pam 120. 184. 204. 253 Mihalareas. Tom 218 Mikalian. Mary 170. 181. 230 Milan. James 218 Milikans Sport Shop 284 Miller. Brenda 218 Miller. Jeff 218 Miller. Jerry 204 Miller. Kathy 200. 201. 204 Miller. Kelly Miller. Leonard 239 Miller. Mike 239 Miller. Tracy 218 Millies. Michelle 204 Milne. Debbie 86. 87. 218 Milne. Jeff 187. 218 Min. Dave 32. 39. 46. 64. 122. 190. 204 Min. Michael 41. 158. 230 MIND ACADEMICS 130. 131. 132. 133. 134. 135 MIND BOGGLING 136. 137 Mintz. Andy 76. 239 Mintz. Jonathan 10. 11. 138. 139. 154. 165. 204 Moffett. Dina 218 Mohiuddin. Asim 218 Molinaro. Frank 230 Molinaro. Mark 36. 64. 122. 204 Monak. Susan 218 Monaldi. Ken 218 Montes. Lisa 85. 239 Montes. Renee 205 Mooney. Charles 34. 64. 187. 218. 277 Moore. Cindy 170. 205 Moore. Greg 205 Moore. Jeff 160. 230 Moore. Kelly 120. 121. 181. 230 Moore. Mike Moran. Julie 186. 205 Morfas. Julie 205. 303 Morford. Brian 218 Morgan. Cheryl 36. 66. 69. 1 19. 122. 138. 166. 190. 205 Morgan. Maureen 68. 83. 84, 166. 235. 239. 299 Morgan. Ray Morgan. Tom 148, 174, 178, 218 Morris. Beth 205, 257 Morris. Bob 55 Morrison Construction Co. 291 Morris. Diane 218 Morris. William 53. 54. 55. 80. 110, 111. 122, 230 Moss. John 230 Mott. Caryn 10. 28. 39. 57. 58. 181. 182. 205. 279 Mott. Christine 69. 87. 239 Mounts. Mike Mounts. Paul 178, 218 MOUTH ACADEMICS 144. 145. 146. 147. 148. 149 Mrvan. Steve 218 Mucha. Nancy 120. 181. 211, 230 Mueller. Tim 239 Muelman. Steve 205 Mudd. Mrs Diane Muller. Brian 230 Mulligan. Anne 218 Munster Lanes 285 Munster Lumber Co 260 Murad. Craig 64. 122. 205. 210 Murakowski. Bill Murillo. Herb Murillo. Roland 54. 55. 80. 81. 240 MUSICAL 40. 41 Muskm Paula 72. 230 Musselman. Mr Ed. 55. 102. 247 Music Lab 262 Myers. Jeff Muta. Ted 64. 205 N Nagle. Dana Nagy. Cheryl 205 Nagy. Dave 53. 55. 122. 205 Nagy. Susan 157. 166. 230 Narvid. Sandra 187, 218 Nash. Kelli 230 Nash. Kevin 178, 205 NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY 138. 139 NATIONAL MERIT FINALISTS 138. 139 Navarro. Andy 64. 122. 205 Navarro. Nick 12. 158. 159. 218 Nelson. Amy 84. 85. 161. 166. 235. 240. 261 Nelson. Carrie 152. 161. 205. 261 Nelson. Cassie 205 Nelson. Gary 187. 219 Nelson. Helene 261 Nelson. Mr John 81. 247 Nelson. Joseph 64. 219 Nelson, Michael 16 1. 230 Nelson. Troy NEW COURSES 128. 129 Newell. Cathy Nichol. Margaret 219 Nielson. Michael 230 Niksic. Mr Mike 111. 248 Nisevich. Michael 230 Noe. Shannon 230 Norman. Richard 240 Novy. Robert 138. 205 Nowacki. Vicki 240 Nowak. Albert 64. 219 Nowak. Julianne 182. 230 € Oberlander. David 240 Oberlander. Susan 165. 219 Obuch. Maureen 58. 122. 205 Obuch, Sharon 219 Obuch. Valerie 240 O ' Donnell. Debbie 64. 171. 240 O ' Donnell. Jeff 219 O ' Drobinak. Jackie 120, 152. 177, 205. 263 OFFICE EDUCATION 186. 187 Ogorek. Jennifer 219 Olah. Alison 230 Olan. Denise 120. 138. 155. 166. 206 Olds. Jenny 42. 43. 44. 58. 156. 157. 230. 277 Olds. Kimberly 34. 219. 261. 277 Olio. Richard 206 Olio. Susan 166. 230 Opatera, Paula Opatera. Phyllis 219 Opperman. Anita Opperman, Dale 230 ORCHESTRA 160. 161 Orlandi. Beth 230 Orlich. Karen 230 Orosco. Carole 185. 219 Orosco. Ron 240 Osinski. Sandy 120. 133. 206 Osterman. Robert 161. 240 Ostopowicz. Mr Don 14 OUTDOOR CLUB 180. 181 P Pack. Kelli 85. 240 Page. Jim Pajor. Karla 219. 220 Palmer. Richard 95. 122. 219, 271 Paluga. Amy 166. 206 Panchisin. Steve 187 Papadatos. Tom 230 Papp. Laura 219 Pappas. Helene 163. 203 Paragma. Sonja 1 64, 165. 219 PARAGON 162. 163 Parbst. Richard 40. 138. 155. 157. 158. 159. 206 Pardell. Kristin 157. 181. 230 Parker. Kathy 157 Parler. Kathy 230 Pasko. Ron 19. 31. 64. 158. 219 Passalacqua. Robert 55. 237 Passales. Johnna 206. 240 Paulson. Bob 206 Paulson. Caroline 58. 88. 112. 122, 131. 219. 284 Paulson. Sue 206 Pavlovic. Marty 240 Pavol. Sherrie 84. 184. 230 Pawlowski. Dayna 69. 84. 230 Pawlowski. Julius 106. 230 Pawlowski. Scott Pawlus. Lynn 86. 88. 206 Payne. Dru 12. 186. 187. 206 Pazanin. Steven Pazdur. Greg 173, 219 Pazienza. Camille 219 Pecenka. Dan 219 Peck. George Pelayo. Juan Pelley. Bob 156. 230 Pennington. Lisa 230 PEP BAND 160. 161 Pepsi 254 Index 299 ONE PEP RALLY held outside caught senior Patty Etling thrusting toilet paper up to her classmates in the stands. As the crowd cheered, “Beat Highland”, Patty received the toilet paper right back again. Perdicaris. Anne 206 Perry. Kim 151 Peters. Tim 134. 240 Peterman, Jim Petersen. Jonathan 179, 240 Peterson. Debbie 151. 155. 158. 190. 215. 221 Peterson. Diane 230 Peterson. Don 221 Peterson. Gary 6. 206 Peterson. Tim 206 Petrie. Scott 92. 221 Petruch. Kelly 230 Peyrot, Guy 206 Pfister. Cathy 72. 181, 182. 224. 230 Pfister. Karen 69. 84. 120. 152. 240 Pfister. Steve 10. 122. 144. 158. 159. 207 Pfisters Hairstyling 282 Phipps. Michael 207 Phipps. Paul 230 Physicians Supply 261 Pieczykolan. Diane 165. 221 Pietrzak. Sherri 240 Pilarczyk. Pam 120. 138. 163. 207 Piskula. Robert 240 Pitts. Chris 230 Plaskelt. Danny 240 Plesha. Jeff 161. 230 Plesha. Kelly 120. 186. 207 Plesha. Kim 240 Pleska. Don 81 Pluard, Karen 240 Pluard. Mike 80. 81. 128. 207 Podolak. Chris 207 Poi. Debbie 138. 157, 221 Poi. Joe 111. 207 Pokrifcak, Nick 17. 64. 207. 237 Pokrifcak. Vince 64. 221 Polis. Sandy 157. 166. 230 POLITICS 24. 25 Pollmgue. Mr George 197. 248. 249 Polyak. Ronald 56. 95. 122. 230 Pondusa. Patty 207 Pool. Lanaii 207 Pool. Michelle 240 Popiela, Darlene Porter. Mark 207 Porth. Bruce 240 Potansnik. Mary 99. 100. 122. 207. 272 Potasnik. Patty 100. 240 Powell. Ken 207 Powell. Linda 120. 159, 166. 181. 230 Powell. Lynn 149. 182, 221 Powell. Sally 157. 165, 207 Don Powers Agency 268 Powers. Patti 187. 221 Powers. Peggy 207 Powley. Mary 240 Pramuk. Desiree 158, 230 Pramuk. Philip 64. 95. 221. 259 Premetz. Mrs. Pat Prendergast. Jeff 209 PRESIDENTIAL CLASSROOM 138, 139 Preston. Henry 209 Preston. Mr John 248 Preston. Joseph 221 Price Realty 275 PRIDE COMMITTEE 152. 153 Prieboy. Robert 92. 240 PROM 34. 35. 36. 37 Pruzin. Mike 50. 63. 64. 85. 111. 209 Przybyl. Krystal 209. 240 Przybyl. Wendy 187. 221 Przybyla. Kathleen 125 Przybysz. George 230 Przybysz. John Psaros. Linda 120. 178, 181. 230 Pudlo. Jeanne 240 Pudlo. Tim Pudlo. Mary 240 Puls. Gerg 209 Puncho. Tricia 209 Pupillo. Gina 187. 198, 221. 272 C Oualkinbush. Kim 240 Quasney. Jeff 240 Quasney. Lisa 221 QUILL AND SCROLL 138. 139 C Racich, Ken 221 Rago. Frank Rakos. Amy 85. 240 Rakos. Todd 106. 221 Ramakrishnan. Sheila 98. 100. 160. 230 Ramirez. Chris 230 Ramirez. Lisa 221 Ramirez. Mary 221 Ramirez. Michael 182. 230 Ramsey. William 221 Rapin, Frank 221 Rau. Edward 240 Read. Brian 64. 221 READYING FOR GAMES 112. 113 Reck, Cecilia 209, 278 Reck. Dan 221 RECREATIONAL SPORTS 1 14. 1 15. 1 16. 117 Rector. Mr. Troy 76. 248 Reddel. Patty 120. 181. 209 Reddel. Susan 235, 240 Rednour. Laurelyn 221 Rednour. Mr William 251 Reed. Chuck 64. 122, 209 Reed. Dwight 231 Reese. Mr Thomas 76. 77 Regelman. Martha 161. 240 Regeski. Geralynn 240 Regnier, Jill 72. 159, 231 Reichett. Gayle 209. 264 Reinholdt, Marta 41 Remmers. Liz 209 Reppa. Carolyn 121, 221 Resler, Chris 117. 122, 144. 209 Rhind. Bob 64. 91,92. 122, 125. 209.237 Ribordy Drugs 289 Rice. Edgar 221 Richards. Kim 72. 120. 122. 181. 221 Richards. Tracy 275 Richter. Kevin 55. 209 Rico ' s Pizza 275 Riebe. Bill 81 Riemerts. Amy RIFLE CORP 184. 185 Rigg. Bob 80. 81. 221 Rigg. Tracey 120. 201. 209. 253. 293 RIVALRY 16. 17 Robbins. Scott 76 Roberts. Pam 122, 221 Robertson. Mr. Ed 81. 248 Robertson. Joseph Robertson. Marshall Robinson. Dan 157, 231 Robinson. David 64. 110, 111. 221 Robinson. Elizabeth 231 Rodriguez. Christopher 56. 231 Rodriguez. Lisa 70. 72. 120. 231 Rogers. Chuck Rogers. Sharon 157. 166. 167. 187. 221 Rompola. Beverly 138. 157. 166. 209. 278 Ronschke. Mike 209 Root Photographers 270 Roper. Michelle Rosales. Marina 221 Rosario. Manuel 209 Rosenfeldt. John 221 Rosenfeldt. Virginia Rosser. Peter Rosser. Tracy Rossin, Bridgett Rovai. Jayne 100. 160. 220, 221. 264 Rovai. Mrs. Mary Ann 248 Rovai. Nick 81. 102 Rubies. Renee 221 Rudakas. Karen 231 Rudakas. Robert 64. 78.80.81. 122. 125. 209. 237 Rueth. Timothy 95. 221 Runberg. Chris 174. 231 Runberg. John 231 Russell. Cheryl Russell, Jennifer Russell. Mr. David 137, 248 Ryan. Julee 120. 221 Ryan. Greg 41. 117. 158. 159. 209 Rzonca. Nancy 185. 221 $ Sabina. Cort 221 Sajdyk, Tammy Sakelaris. Frank 92. 209 Sakelaris. John 221 Sakich. Tina 221 Saksa. David 231 Samels. Jill 18. 240 Samels, Tim 106. 221 Sannito. Pat 231 Sannito. Tom Santare. Melanie 39. 120, 224, 231 Santare. Rose 40 Sartain. Mari 10. 58. 122, 163. 209 Savage. Cort 157, 231 Sbalchiero. Julie 231 Schaefer. David 221 Schaeffer. Laura 221 Scheffer. Mrs. Linda 33 Scherer. Michael 209 Scheuermann. Christin 240 Scheuermann. Kathy 187. 209 Scheuermann. Richard 221 Schmidt. Carl 161. 221 Schmidt. Neil 231 Schrnock. Larry 187. 209 Schoenberg. Paula 120. 138, 163, 209 Scholl. John 209 Scholl. Mary 187. 240 Scholte, Jim Schoonmaker. Robert 62. 64. 122. 209 Schoop, Rebecca 189 Schoop ' s Hamburgers 282 Schreiner. Mr Paul 39. 245, 248. 304 Schroer, Amy 209 Schroer. Lisa 85, 231 Schwartz. Keith 209 Schweitzer. Lisa 221 SCUBA CLUB 180. 181 Sears. JoAnne 187, 210 Sebring. Emily 10. 73. 240 Sebring, Ralph 122, 210 Seefurth, Susan 82. 84, 231 Seehausen, Sherri 240 Selby. Pamela 72. 73. 89. 122, 231. 238 SENIORS 190, 191. 192, 193. 194, 195, 196. 197. 198. 199. 204. 205. 206. 207. 208. 209. 210, 21 1 Serba. Myron 221 Serletic, Frank 134. 210 Serletic, John 187. 221 Serna. Adrienne 210 Serraro. Jose 210 Sfouris, Gus 231 Shah. Ashish 210 Shahbazi. Dan 44. 45. 157. 210 Sharkey. Karen 231 Sharp. Mr Carl 250 Sharp. Jim 106. 221 Shaw. Sally 1 18. 157. 240 Shearer. Carrie 147, 161. 231 Sheehy. Michael 56 Sheehy. Sue 240 Shepard. Mr Robert 39. 286. 304 Sheridan. Tom 187, 210 Sherman. Mr Leo 187. 248 Sherman. Marcie 165. 221 Shetty. Mahesh Shimala. Natalie 166 Shinkan. Mr Bob 69. 248 Shinkan. George Shmagranoff. Denise 221 Shoemaker. Lauren 121, 154. 221 Shoup. Rebecca 42. 43. 158 Shutka, Donna Shutka. Laura 221 Siavelis. James 163 Siavelis. Rita 132. 221 Sickles. Todd 221 Siegel. Laura 137, 157 Siegler. Barbara Siegler. Susan Sills. Coleman 91. 92. 221 Silver and Gem Jewelers 273 Silverman. Wendy 221 Simeoni. Anna 72. 166. 181, 221 Simeoni. Serbo 74. 76. 122. 166 Sipkosky. Dan 44. 45. 157. 158 Sirounis. Bob 111. 221 Sirounis. Dan 240 Sizzler Family Steakhouse 261 Sjoerdsma. Donna 210 Skaggs. Gretchen 221 Skawinski. Stan 122, 221 Skertich, Kim 240 Skurka. Nancy 221 SLANGUAGE 26. 27 Slivka. Mark Slivka, Susan 186. 210 Slonaker, Harvey 157. 240 Slosser, Dale 187 Slosser, Debbie 221 Smallman, Dawn 221 Smallman, Lynn 58. 59. 112, 210 Smallman. Mrs, Nancy 251 Smiley. Anne Smisek, David 135. 138, 161. 166 . 210 Smith. Mr Al Smith. Daryl 181. 187. 221 Smith. Jim 210 Smith. Kathy 72. 1 13. 122. 152. 210. 222. 240 Smith. Kathy 69 Smith. Kevin 221 Smith. Mary Kay 276 Smith. Randy Smith. Mr Richard 248 Smith. Scott 210 Smith. Tammy 172, 240 Smith. Tony 240 Snow. Jim 160. 240 Snow. Liz 240 Snow. Cindy 211 Snow. Coleen 138. 211, 293 Snyder. Chris 120, 222. 269 SOCCER 104. 105. 106. 107 Soderquist, Cindy 211 Sohacki. Karen 21 1 Somenzi. Bill Somenzi. Patty 182. 222 SOPHOMORES 224. 225. 226. 227. 2 26 229. 230. 231. 232. 233 Sopko. Steven 111, 178. 179. 240 Soukup, Pamela 240 SPEECH AND DEBATE 154. 155 Spenos, Julie 222 Speranza. Mr Bernard 164 Speranza. Laura Speranza. Michael 10. 18. 41. 106, 158. 300 Index 222 Speroff. David 222 Spoljaric, Sonia 120, 181 , 222 Spongberg. Scott 154. 100. 181. 187, 222. 284 SPRING PLAY 44. 45 Spudville. Joe 240 Spungen, Edye 21 1 Spurlock. Linda 211 Spurlock. Ms. Marcie 72 Stafford. Lincoln Stanek. Mr Steve 56. 58. 112 Starewicz. Mrs Elizabeth 148. 248 Starrett. Greg 211 Stavros. George 211 Steffy. Richard 160. 161. 179, 243 Steorts. Dianne Stepanovich. Zlatan 01. 111. 146. 222 Stephniewski. Ann 158, 159. 211 Sterbenc. Kathy 21 1 Stern. Avi 49. 127. 160. 178. 179. 243 Stern. Karen 154, 157. 158. 222 Stern. Michelle Stevens. Doug Stevens. Tara 120. 243 Stevenson. Dan 33. 126, 154. 155, 158 Stewart. Sherra 85. 243 Stewart. Tricia Stirling. Kim Stodola. Joe 64. 92. 122. 211. 286 Stodola. Michael 243. 286 Stoll. Gwen Stoll. Jeffery 142. 222 Stone. Mr Jim Stoner. Robin 128. 170, 222 Stout. Mrs. Ruth 13. 131. 248 Strachan. Amy 33. 162. 163. 222. 215, 258 Strange. Donna 222 STUDENT GOVERNMENT 152. 153 Such. Jim 64. 111. 122. 158. 159. 211 Such. Peter 243 SUMMER SCHOOL 126. 127 Summers. Bill 222 Summers. Miss Joan 161. 248 Summers. Karen Svenningsen. Kelley 1. 131. 211 Svetic. Ron 157 Swanson. Daine 114. 211 Swarthout. Lisa 222 Sweeney. Karyl 21 1 Sweeney Electric 293 Swing, Nina 187. 212 Switzer. Patricia T Taillon, Debbie 181 Taillon, Linda 165. 222 Tangermen, Rick 233 Tavern, Leanard 250 Tavitas. Laura 50. 58. 243 Tavitas. Tony 64. 81 . 88. 212 Teller. Joe 80. 233 Teller. Roger 64. Ill, 122. 222 Temple Pharmacy 268 Tennant. Mr John 251 Terranova. Karen 70. 72. 212 Tester. Mark 233 T.G.I.F. 142. 143 THESPIANS 138. 139 Thomas. Mr James 248 Thomas. Janet 212 Thomas. Jeffrey 76. 233 Thomas. Traci 38. 72. 213. 233 Thomas. Ralph 233 Thompson. Julie 12. 43. 154. 157. 166 , 167. 243 Thompson. Rebecca 243 Thornberry. Dan Thornton. Carmie 69. 100, 101 Thorton. Tammy 17. 39. 1 18. 222 Ting. Juanito 222 Tippett. Mrs Marlis Tobin. Janet Tosiou. Sonia 86. 87. 233 Trembley, Matthew 243 Trgovcich. Bernard 233 Trikich, Danny 243 Trikich. Jelena 222 Trikich. Vesna 29. 158. 159. 212 Trilli. Lisa 87. 235. 243 Trippel. Nancy 157. 243 Trusty. Jon 104. 106. 122, 154. 212. 303 Tsakoponlons. Gioigia 212 Tsakopoulos, Mary 243 Tsakopoulous. Georgia 243 Tsiakopoulos, John 233 Tsoutsouris. Mrs. Charlene 249 Tyrell. Kevin 233 LJ Ulber. Tricia 37. 38. 161, 165. 222. 265 Ullman. Mr. Don 175. 249 Underwood, Dr. Wallace 250 Uptain, Bob 212 Uram, Jennifer 243 Uram. Michelle 138. 182. 212 Urbanski. Matt 76. 122, 233 Urbanski. Natalie 122. 222. 299 Urchin ' s Keepsake 258 Urosevich, Judy 151 Urosevich. Marina 48. 212 V Vale. Bob 92. 212 Vale. Randy 92. 233 Vance. Barry Vanes. Vanessa 243 Vansenus. Jim 76. 243 Vargo. Debbie 243 Vargo. Kathleen 36. 152. 177. 222 Vasquez. Margaret 212 Ver Ploeg. Janna 186. 212 Vidovich, Christine 158, 222. 264 Vierk. Sharon 112. 138. 149. 212 Vlasich, Linda 233 Voirol. Lynda VOLLEYBALL 66. 67. 68. 69 Vonalmen. Gerg 222 Vranich. Karen 222 Vukovich. Dawn 212 Vukovich. Pam 233 Vu mor 254 Wachala. John 160. 212 Walt. Robert 243 Walatt. Stephen 56. 222 Walker. Damon 243 Walker. Kris 243 Wall. John 233 Walsh. Steve 187. 222 Wands. Kathy 182. 184. 222 Ware. Ron 81. 243 Wasilak. Kim 212 Watson, Janet 14. 61, 166. 212 Watson. Kimberly 100. 233 Watson. Patricia 60. 61. 243 Watt. Carol 216. 222 Waxman. Karyn 24. 49. 165. 222. 256 Webb. Dave Webber, Joseph 222 Webber. Mike 243 Webber. Ricky 233 WEEKENDS 18. 19 Wein, Rudy Weinberg. Mr Herb 251 Wiener. Sharon 233 Weiss. Mrs Jody 249 Welch, Brian 243 Welch. Kevin 158. 222 Welsh. Brian 91. 92. 93 Welsh. Kevin Wendall. Mr Robert 249 Wenner, Devorah 243. 254 Westerfield. Chris Westerfield. Mark 243 Westerfield. Mike Westerfield. Tammy 212 Westerfield. Theresa 222 White. Larry 233 White. Tom Whitely. Mrs Anne 249 Whitely. Mr. Tom 61. 142. 249 Whitted. Bill Whitted. Tom 243 Wicinski. Jerry 212 Wiger. Dianne 174, 233 Wildfeuer. Mr Steve 166. 249 Wiley. Heidi 60. 61. 85. 222 Wilkinson. Brian 243 Williams. Dave Williams. Kelly 222 Willman ' 8 Standard 272 Wilson. Joi 69. 143. 181, 233 Wilson. Kimberly 222 Wilson. Mary Pat 212 Wilson. Shannon 222 Winchell, Kim 212 WIND ENSEMBLE 160. 161 Winstead. Don 212 Wisniewski. Mrs Annette 249 Wissinger. Mrs Rhonda Witecha. Carole 154. 238. 243 Witham. Debbie 121. 186. 187. 212 Witham Sales and Service 258 Witkowski. John 243 Witkowski. Lynda 222 Witmer. Jacqueline 181. 233 Witmer. Michele 3. 34. 37. 152, 181. 222 WJOB 267 Wojciehowski. Janie 222 Wojcik, Candis 31. 152. 158. 166. 222. 284 Wojcik. Susan 119. 157. 166. 224. 233 Wolak. Sandy 212 Wolf. James 233 Wolf. Nick 56. 222 Wolf. Scott 183. 243 Wolfe. David 233 Woloch, John Wood. Karen 212 Woodward. Kathy 212 Woodworth. Julie 233 Work. Kevin 233 WRESTLING 90. 91. 92. 93 Wrobel. Jo Jo 138. 154. 165. 213 Wroblewski. Mr Steve Wulf. Cheryl 120. 222 Wulf. Christine 222 y Yalowitz. Bruce 138. 154. 163. 213 Yang. Joe 81. 243 Yang. James 56. 57. 122. 135. 161. 224. 233 Yates, Michael 222. 233 Yasko. James 213 Yates. Michael 160. 222. 233 Yekel. Herb 95. 213 Yekel. Steven 94. 95. 243 Yerkes. Andrew 33. 80. 154. 158. 222. 246 Yerkes. Mr Jack 58. 79. 112. 246. 249 Yonover. Scott 34. 44. 45. 154. 157. 166. 204. 222 Yorke. Adam 64. 222. 246 Yorke. Mrs. Mary 246. 249 Yorke. Paul 64. 213. 246 Yosick. Elizabeth 120. 233 Yosick, Michelle 72. 213 Yu. Lucy 222 Yuraitis. Cheryl 222 T Zahorsky. Dan 243 Zahrndt. Sandy 213 Zajac. Jim 80. ill. 233 Zajac. John 81. 222 Zandstra ' s 272 Zatorski. Karen 243 Zatorski. Kevin 222 Zavatsky. Karen 243 Zawada. David 233 Zehme. Kevin 243 Zeldenrust. Steve 29. 64. 95. 138. 213 Zemaitis. William 233 Zeman. Helenka 36. 112. 120. 215. 222. 271 Zeman. Jessica 120. 243 Ziants. Ted 92. 117. 213 Ziants, Tim 34, 243 Zondor. Janet 213, 265 Zubay. Jim 243 Zucker. Angela 23. 97. 243 Zudock. Mrs. Violet 141 Zudock. Jeffre y 154. 158. 233 Zurad. Regina 69. 101, 126. 224. 233. 268 Zurad. Renee 69. 268 Zurad. Mr. Robert. CPA 268 Zygmunt. Anthony Zygmunt. Eva 10. 122. 222. 265 Zygmunt. Kristin 159. 233, 275 Zygmunt. Tony 233 Colcphon As the 24 members of the yearbook staff met to compose 304 pages of Paragaon, we selected " Taking It in Stride " as the theme. Herff Jones Print- ing Company of Montgomery. Al., employing offset lithography, printed 1150 copies of Volume 16. Using 80 lb. Bordeaux paper and 30 and 100 per- cent maroon endsheets, the yearbook used 160 point Binders board cover material that was Smyth- sewn, rounded and backed. The lithographed cover used an original school design with a four-color pic- ture and a maroon duotone on a 100 percent maroon background. We used 10 point Helvetica Medium type through- out the book, with 8 point for captions and 6 point for index. All folios were bold and in 8 point. After brief disputes, we chose the following head- line type: Activities— hammerhead: Formatt Serif Gothic Extra Bold with an 18 pt. Helvetica Medium subhead. Athletics— 36 pt. Formatt Caslon with a 96 pt. Caslon initial letter on the first spread, fol- lowed by 30 pt. Caslon with a 48 pt. initial letter on the second spread. Academics — hammerhead: 60 pt. Helvetica Medium with an 18 pt Helvetica Medi- um subhead: the hammerhead was shrunk to 14 pt. for the second and third spreads. Organizations— 36 pt. Helvetica Medium stacked head on the first spread and a 14 pt. Helvetica Medium slant label. Personalities — 24 pt. Formatt Broadway with class name in 8 pt. Helvetica Medium. Advertisements — 14 pt. Helvetica Medium for the firm ' s name. Democratically voting, majority rules, we select- ed four-color with a spin-off spot color for the open- ing signature. Division pates alternated between Maroon 194 and Colonial Blue 800. Root Photographers of 1 131 West Sheridan Road in Chicago shot all faculty, senior, and underclass portraits. Over 920 candid pictures were selected from the approximated 8,000 shot throughout the year. We would like to extend our sincerest thanks to our Herff Jones representative, Mr. George Kings- ley, for his " emergency” visits: English teacher, Mr. David Russell, for the use of his musical pictures: and our parents for putting up with everything. We would also like to thank our favorite janitress, Maria, who, although she always told us to " get out of here” brought a smile to our faces. Lastly, Mrs. Nancy Hastings for her time, hard work, even tem- per, and humor. Staff Connie Harding Editor-in-chief Lisa Johnson Managing Editor Rene Gray Pam Pilarczyk Karen Kruzan Linda Colgrove Sharon Bohling Helene Pappas Julie Levy Lisa Goldberg Michelle Bados Paula Schoenberg Michelle Linos Bryan Duffala, Mari Sartain Copy Editor Photography Editor Layout Editor Layout Intern Academics Editor Academics Intern Activities Editor Activities Intern Advertising Editor Advertising Intern Athletics Editor Athletics Interns Emily Cobrin my Strachan Rebecca Janovsky Deanna Komyatte evin Casey Organizations Editor Organizations Intern Personalities Editor Personalities Intern Head Photographer (risten Donnersberger, Frank Rapin, Photo- nranhorc Jim Siavelis, Bruce Yalowitz Mrs. Nancy Hastings Adviser Index 301 Not just the same old year 1 980-’8 1 . It was a school year just like any other year . . . full of students deter- mined to make it to the top. The year found students searching for friends in a crowded hallway, searching for a pencil sharpener during Calculus class, or searching for a classroom in the midst of a construction-filled and fire- soiled school. It was the year where the students and only two teachers performed in the first teacher student variety show held in the auditorium. While some entertainers mim- icked Devo or tap danced across the stage, others woed the audience with their magic tricks, or sing-along folk mu- sic. It was the year that Student Govern- ment sponsored their first blood drive and recruited 84 victims for the needle. The fieldhouse was converted into a mini-Red Cross station for a day as students and teachers alike entered apprehensive and left proudly displaying the " 1st Time Do- nor” stickers. It was the year that the death of former Beatle member John Lennon sparked a handgun rally in the cafeteria. The rally allowed students to speak their minds and be heard with the use of a micro- phone, over the noise of the workers lay- ing tar. It was a nationalistic year as some stu- dents voted in their first election, electing Ronald Reagan President. Four months later an announcement disrupted sixth hour class with the tragic news that the President had been shot. Students hur- ried home to follow the events on their television sets. Another announcement in January brought happier feelings as the American hostages were finally freed from Iran. As an expression of pride, the Pledge of Allegiance was recited with the morning announcements. Besides all this, the experimental flight of the space shut- tle Columbia brought more patriotic feel- ings. It was the year that the Senior Class qualified seven National Merit Finalists, yet had only one valedictorian and one salutatorian at Commencement. It was a year not like any other year . . . It was a year of taking it in stride! 302 Taking it in stride HIDDEN TALENTS WERE revealed by students and faculty alike as the first annual Variety Show was presented. Among the many acts performed was the magical illusions of senior Jon Trusty. WITH THE COMING of warmer weather, the con- struction project took on a new perspective as classrooms were slowly completed, and the new stadium construction was begun. DESPITE THE HASSLES accompanying Homecom- ing and the continuation of construction, students still manage to take it all in stride as exemplified by senior Bill Carlson. Taking It in stride 303 DONATING BLOOD WAS just one aspect of the student body ' s team effort to override the obsta- cles, which not only included school activities but community as well. Senior Julie Morfas listens to the Red Cross Volunteer ' s story of the importance of blood donation. BESIDES DOMINATING THE life of a student, con- struction also dominated Community life. Otis Bowen kicks off the ground breaking ceremonies of the new Municipal Center. AS THE SEASON came to a close, Varsity Basket- ball seniors were honored, along with their parents, before the last game fans. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Anderson are escorted onto the floor by senior Ke- vin. COMBINED EFFORTS ON the part of students and faculty were needed for a team effort in overriding the year ' s obstacles. While Mrs. Cheryl Joseph, librarian, supervises a new makeshift Resource Center, Mr. Robert Shepard, English teacher and Mr. Paul Schreiner, Sociology teacher, joined in the student body ' s debate over handgun control in the Gun Control Rally. Also sparked by this team eff was the support of fans at athletic functions. Sen Brian Lambert attempts to motivate his fellow s dent body members, and the Varsity Cheerleadt demonstrate that we are capable of coming out top.

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