Munster High School - Paragon Yearbook (Munster, IN)

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SttB aDxocPQ TO 00c® oDtrDftC QixraGcGsQG junior Ann Broderson junior Debbie Kender and Coach Carmi Thorton senior Linda Taillon (front cover): Whether its Coach Don Lambert displaying the coveted Bridge trophy, a group of juniors proudly flying their school spirit, or a united Senior Class enthusiastically cheering at a pep rally, individuals broke out of the stereotyped Munster mold, (back cover): From a student such as senior Carl Meyer intently researching for his 12 paragraph theme, to senior Catherine Meyer molding her glob of clay into a mug for her Art Projects Class, to sophomore Jill Samels fulfilling her duties as a cheerleader, individuals did not always take the easy way out. junior Bob Hulett senior Chris Koman Contents Opening 2 Student Life 6 Summer ends 8 Two’s company 16 Not so bad 18 Embarrassing moments 20 Feet, feet, feet 22 Time warp 24 Chronic lateness 26 Southpaw invasion 28 Picky choosers 30 Student abuse 46 Dreaded task 48 Pressurized squeeze 50 Abused ' n misused 52 Moody blues 54 Break time 58 Dollar down 60 1981-’82 was a good year for . . 76 Small town syndrome 80 Athletics 82 Before the game 84 Communication tricks 86 Sports inflation 88 Hocus pocus 104 Aches ’n pains 106 Kids as coaches 128 Satisfaction 144 Doing it your way 148 Organizations 152 Why join? 154 Money crunch 164 Handy helpers 184 Magnetic force 192 People 194 Community 252 Index 296 Closing 302 PREPARATION IS IMPORTANT in almost any un- lertaking. While getting ready for the start of the Home- :oming parade, sophomore John Gustaitis takes one last :heck to make sure that everything is in order in hope hat the band’s performance will be a success. Paraacii 1982 Munster High School 8808 Columbia Ave. Munster, IN 46321 Volume E7 J Shattered Labels NOT ONLY IS physical strength necessary for success in athletics, but mental strength is also a determining factor. Intently watching his fellow teammates, senior Dan Bard concentrates on the play hoping they will gain the needed yardage. • Thirty-nine Seahorses swam as many miles as needed for a trip to Florida, and that was just for practice. • Two hundred and sixteen pounds of french fries and 125 chocolate shakes a day tamed the 1402 growling stomachs in three short 25 minute lunch periods. • An average of 455 pay telephone calls per week kept Ma Bell busy. • Nearly 12,000 books and periodicals vied for space on the temporary library’s shelves, making it hard to believe that only one year ago a destructive fire raged through the original library burning over 20,000 publications. Not meant to be confused with the record-breaking facts and figures to be published in the 1982 Guiness Book of World Records, these statistics serve only as eye openers to the now broken Munster stereotype. Whether the image existed in academics, athletics, organizations, activities, or personalities, Munster students were ready to prove that . . . We don’t fit the mold, we break it. Casting aside the snobbish small-town image that many Hoosiers have given them, Mustangs highlighted the many differences that set them apart from the crowds. One hundred and forty nine classes ranging from seven levels of Spanish to Introduction to Dance offered students a unique variety that let them get away from the usual 3 R’s of academia. Class diversification, in turn, paved the way for the addition of two credits to the already required 36 credits for 1983 graduates. Not simply accepting their classes only for “book value,” students went beyond the class wall structures to expand their knowledge. Mrs. Marks Tippett’s German 5 class defended America’s reputation found in Anti-American articles from a West German magazine, by writing a letter to the publication, while Project Biology students applied their tedious hours of lectures to an on-hand expedition of the Florida Keys. Proudly donned with awards, records, and team photographs, 18 athletic trophy cases lined the halls with material recognition for members of the ten male and eight female sports programs. While most schools considered themselves lucky to have a winning season, Mustang pride and determination saw four Conference titles, four Sectional titles, three Regional advancements, and one State Championship. Whether it was the Football Team or the Girls’ Swimming Team, fan appreciation and enthusiasm never ceased. Although not all teams always won, the fans were there to see the victories as well as the defeats. This same Mustang competitive spirit and pride also sneaked its way into the 32 clubs and interest groups. DECA members followed by National Honor Society, followed by Letterwomen’s Club and who knows who else, stuffed multi-colored M ’n M’s into the mouths and hands of chocoholic student’s growling stomachs, members of the newly founded Archaeological Field Trip Club sold stuffed animals to finance their spring archaeological dig. Yet fundraising alone did not constitute the make-up of organizations, as extra time and devotion were also ALTHOUGH HOMECOMING IS a typical event for most schools, the extent of its celebration varies. Hastily working in order to make sure every gap is filled, junior Ella Aktay puts finishing touches on the float skirt of Animal. ANTICIPATING THE START of the Homecoming parade, seniors Jennifer Baron and Steve Kuklinski and Mr. Tom Russell, DECA sponsor, get into the spirit by “clowning around” on the Source’s float to help promote their balloon sale. GOING BEYOND THE usual teacher student rela- tion, Mr. Don Kernaghan, economics teacher, spends a few minutes before the bell rings giving seniors Caroline Paulson and Cheryl Brazel some additional advice about the Stock Market game. BY VIEWING THE accomplishments of others, one becomes instilled with the desire to excel. Proud of the coveted silver District Speech and Debate trophy, junior Mindy Shimorinski polishes the trophy that remains a constant reminder of the team’s success. — We break it 3 — i ii J students accentuate the differences EVERYBODY NEEDS SOME time by themselves. Finding the hall empty, sophomore Jeff McNurlan settles down in the corner to do some private studying. needed to maintain success and interest. Four years of 2,000 intense practice hours helped the Chess Team achieve a Top Ten National ranking. While new clubs and classes expanded beyond the typical high school mold, deep-rooted traditions remained intact. Sending the Freshman Class into a frenzied panic, the customs of Homecoming, from the Speech and Debate Team Chicken BBQ to the elaborate parade down Ridge Road, began three weeks earlier than usual. But the freshmen pulled through in Muppet style with their Rainbow Connection semi-formal dance, as did the individual classes as they finished final touches on Fozzie, Animal, and Scooter with seconds to spare. With personalities of their own, Students rejected both the mold of the typical high school teenagers as well as the mold of “snobbish Munsterites.” Whether it was a frustrated freshman scurrying about in the seven-minute passing time or self-assured seniors convinced they’re just “doing time,” students pulled together to prove . . . We don’t fit the mold, we break it. — 4 We don’t fit the mold — FINDING A VARIETY of food to satisfy his lunch- time munchies, senior Nick Wolfe chooses a package of cookies to top off his meal. HAVING THREE FORMAL dances a year is an unusual happening for most high schools. Freshmen Matt Travis and Kelly Comstock enjoy the refresh- ments provided by the freshmen at their “Rainbow Connection” Homecoming dance. NOT EVERYONE CAN drive to school. Deciding not to walk home through the mud puddles, senior Nancy Maginot thinks about nicer weather as she waits for her ride home. BY OFFERING A variety of classes, every student is able to find something which interests him. Junior Diane Peterson mats her block print during Print Making as she expands her art interests. A GAME CAN be won from the sidelines. Getting in “the middle of things,” Coach Dave Knish gives timeout instructions to the starting five, while juniors Hal Morris, Mark Gozdecki, Bob Hulett, Jim Zajac and senior John Zajac momentarily give up their seats to their resting teammates. — We break it 5 — WHETHER PREPARING FOR college or the job world, the curriculum provides courses to meet every students’ needs. Learning how to work a drill press, freshman Randy Merritt gains experience that might help him on the job. THE JOB OF a sponsor goes beyond school hours. Frantically stuffing the last flower on Fozzie, Mr. David Russell, Senior Class co sponsor, guides the seniors as they hurriedly finish to meet their 1:30 p.m. deadline. I I BETWEEN THEIR HECTIC schedules, students find relief during lunch. Confronted with a messy ketchup dispenser, junior Heidi McNair resorts to the “lift and pour” method. — 6 Student Living — Linking grind with good times “It’s all in a day’s work.” Three formal dances, two additional required credits, tissue paper-stuffed Homecoming floats, and eleven newly added courses all helped to break through the cliched confines of a typical day’s work. True, school days were filled with plenty of hard work, but a little variety and creativity combined learning with fun to form a uniquely diversified student life. From 8 a.m. to 2:40 p.m. the academic environment definitely rang to the sound of its own bells. Whether delicately dissecting the internal organs of a fetal pig in zoology or struggling over the derivation of the law of cosines in trigonometry, students delved into a variety of new experiences and hassles. Yet student living was not all work and no play, as traditional activities enthusiastically broke up the long 175 days of school. Homecoming brought about the first wave of excitement with a victorious senior float and a Highland football victory, while Winter Spirit Week came to the relief of many snow-slumped students. Besides $500 plus Homecoming floats, the three formal dances of Prom, Chi and Homecoming, have become as traditional as the second hour announcements. Three nights out of the year the boys traded in their Converse All-Stars and Levis for a suit or tuxedo while the girls exchanged their corduroys and loafers for a short or long formal dress and flowers. In all aspects, student living was out of the ordinary. Nothing was taken for granted as interest and enthusiasm kept old traditions going strong and adapted new ones to fit the times. From the disappointment of a low biology grade to the final satisfaction of Graduation, student life actively broke the mold of a typical school year. REFLECTING ON THE excitement of Homecoming, junior Ann Broderson observes the frenzy going about her, moments before the start of the parade. SUMMER’S END NOT only means the end of fun, but for many it means the end of an extra income. As the weather cools off, seniors Hal Lusk and Jeff Jarczyk finish cleaning the Munster Community Pool on one of the last days of their summer job. WATCHING THE POOL and its playful inhabitants as her summer job, senior Tammy Thorton takes ad- vantage of her position by getting a golden tan. INSTEAD OF CATCHING the last of the summer sun, Student Body President, senior Irene Fabisiak, spends time at school stapling the multitudes of stu- dent handbooks needed for schedule pick-up. MUDDY WATERS COMPLICATE the Football Team’s summer practice; however, the slush might be welcome when the biting winter winds set in. 3 Jt - — 8 Summer Ends — ood-bye Freedom Getting in the habit again Lying in bed sound asleep, the buzzer rings and he realizes his reign of freedom has vanished. As the first full day of school arrives, Dan tries to fake sleeping until he hears a scream from downstairs . . . “Breakfast is ready.” With his daily rou- tine revived, he hurries to leave home by 7:40 p.m. or he will miss the bus. He pulls himself out of bed, jumps in the shower and, with toast in hand, scurries toward the bus. Upon arrival at school, he saw an un- usual mob of people hurrying through the halls. Dan bumped into a large number of “lost” freshman wandering aimlessly in the halls. Seniors walked into class late, using the excuse, “We were lost.” Al- though he tried to see his guidance coun- selor, he was not able to make his way through the throngs of concerned students with last minute schedule changes. Lunch, like the Guidance Office, proved to be a mad rush as students fought for tables and “cuts in line”, as they showed off their new class status. Dan bumped into the Co-Captain of the Football Team, Mike Bukowski, who said, “We’ve got big dreams for this year, and I think we will be able to go far.” Dan sat down, overhearing all the girls talking about their “summer romances,” while the guys referred to them as “conquests.” The big Highland-Munster Homecoming game is the talk of the day since Home- coming would be held rather early. Mr. Marshak and Mr. Tennant were on their usual lunch patrol when three daring stu- dents began a food fight. As the bell sounded, ending lunch, everyone focused on plans for their first weekend. As the dismissal bell rang at 2:40 p.m., the hustle and bustle doubled as hundreds of students dashed out the door eager to enjoy the last days of summer weather. As the students left the building, they looked at the clock wishing they could turn time back three months, but in anticipation of eventful school year. SHARING SUMMER ADVENTURES, seeing old pals and saying good-bye to graduates all make up the traditional yearbook handout in August. At first glance of the new Paragon, seniors Suzanne ElNagger, Amy Johnson and a friend share a few memories. — 10 Homecoming — MAKEUP AND CLOWNS aren’t restrict- ed to Halloween and the circus. Distribu- tive Education Clubs of America (DECA) members junior Katrina Blazek and seniors Jennifer Baron and Robyn Eisner’s smiles generate the Homecoming mood. “ . . . AND THE HOMECOMING queen is Michelle Kelchak,” announces Student Body President senior Irene Fabisiak. Sur- prise registers on Michelle’s face as the loud speakers, announce her victory, and make her dream become a reality. BIRDS EYE VIEW from a window at sen- ior Danice Holler’s house permits a differ- ent perspective as finishing touches are added to the winning senior float, Fozzie Bear. RED AND WHITE compete with blue and yellow as the rival school colors represent the ever present “Battle of the Bridge.” muppets aint bridge now that’s something different S itting shivering on the far end of the football field with my friends Animal and Scooter, I, Fozzie, wished I was closer to the action. On the bright- ly illuminated football field, I per- ceived a bit of Homecoming ex- citement. The clock stood at 0:00, signify- ing that the game had gone into overtime, the score tied at 14-14. Cries of “Way to Go” echoed from the stands as the Mustangs scored a touchdown and succeeded in their two point conversion. The Trojans, faced with a must- score situation, lined up on the field. The pressure mounted; the Trojans scored. As a cheer rose from the visitors’ stands, the team realigned themselves for a try for two points. From my end of the field, it seemed as if both sides were “WE’RE NUMBER ONE.” After a Mus- tang touchdown, sophomore Dave Adich (85) praises the team’s effort from the side- lines. cheering equally for their team. An ear-splitting whistle sounded on the field. Highland’s attempt had failed. The game was over; Munster had defeated the High- land Trojans 22-20. A moment of ecstasy followed as the victorious Mustang fans sang the school song. As the play- ers left the field I overheard senior Vince Pokrifcak say, “if we would have lost, it would have been something we would have regret- ted for a long time. That’s pres- sure!” Looking back, it’s hard to be- lieve that two weeks ago I was just a pile of wood and chicken wire, but soon, everyone took me seri- ously. Sophomore Class sponsor Mr. George Pollingue said that when making Scooter, “the kids worked hard or they didn’t stay.” “Threats of cancelling float were enough to keep everyone in line. People wanted Homecoming enough to keep everything clean. That’s why vandalism was at an all time low,” added Senior Class sponsor Mr. Don Fortner. I started thinking that some stu- dents were in the wrong school un- til someone mentioned that I was observing Spirit Week. That ex- plained why on Monday everyone looked like a “nerd,” and on Tues- day I saw people dressed identical- ly for Two For Tuesday. Wednes- day seemed like Halloween with the students decked out in cos- tumes. Pink and purple hair with weird outfits became a common occurrence with Thursday’s Punk Day. Friday, students wore school colors for Red and White Day. On the last night of float, every- one was running around adding the finishing touches. Sophomores and juniors visited me, boasting that their classes had more accom- plished on Scooter and Animal than seniors had on me, Fozzie Bear. “The whole class cooperated and everyone wanted to build a good float. That was enough incen- OILET PAPER, CONFETTI and bal ions fill the air accompanied by seniors’ ■leers of V-I-C-T-O-R-Y during “Battle :ry.” AST MINUTE DETAILS enhance Foz e’s character as senior Mike Chelich adds finishing touch to the float. PIGTAILS, FUNNY GLASSES, and Mother’s old clothes constitute senior Tammy Thorton’s outfit for “Nerd Day.” ANIMAL DRUMS UP a third place finish in the float competition for the juniors. CAPTAIN MUSTANG, ALIAS junior Dan Sipkowsky, boosts morale as he shows off during the Homecoming parade. — 12 Homecoming — " V” IS FOR victory claims sophomore float, Scooter. “Scoot Up to a Victory” re- ceived a second place in the float judging competition, behind the seniors. LOOKING THEIR BEST, seniors Tammy Thorton and Jeff Markowitz smile for their Homecoming pictures as the pho- tographer positions them with professional care. cont. tive to finish,” explained Secre- tary Treasurer sophomore Tricia Koman. So on they worked into the wee hours of the night. While floats neared completion Thursday night, the cheerleaders busied themselves leaving candy on the football players’ pillows with wishes of “Dreaming Up A Victory,” and later t.p.ed the football players houses. “Having our houses t.p.ed was an extra in- spiration to the team. It’s nice to know people cared,” said senior A1 Nowack, tri-captain. As I was assembled inside the garage, I noticed the morning had dawned clear and cold. Last min- ute details were added to perfect the floats. From the float sites and school, students traipsed to the football field for the pep rally. A special surprise awaited the stu- dent body as team mascot Captain Mustang, junior Dan Sipkowsky debuted. As the pep rally broke up, stu- dents headed back to the floats, picked up the Homecoming mums they’d purchased from the cheer- leaders, or bought balloons from Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) clowns. At 1:30 p.m. sharp, judging of the floats began at the Christian Reformed Church. “The floats were the best we’ve ever judged. They were all well designed and constructed,” agreed judges Mrs. De Hawkins and Mrs. Ruth Stout, art teachers. Following the Marching Band, the Drill Team and the princess cars, my friends and I strutted down Ridge Road and Columbia Avenue. They parked us by the football field to rest. As Animal, Scooter and I waited on the field we heard talk of painting the Bridge red and white. 1 thought that the town hired people to do that, even though it was sloppy. Meanwhile, across the street, Speech and Debate members bus- ily turned chickens for the chicken ALL HANDS ARE needed to raise the rainbow as freshmen Mona ElNaggar, Bret Robbins and Jo Anne Bame decorate for the “Rainbow Connection” dance. TO RELIEVE SORE feet, senior Robin Stoner removed her shoes and continues dancing to the music of “Smuggler.” — Homecoming 13 — CHICKENS COOK FOR hours before the Speech and Debate Barbeque even be- gins. Freshman Brad Yonover and junior Zoran Martinovich help prepare the chick- ens for dinner. — 14 Homecoming — DOING HIS PART, senior Micheal Yates joins his fellow band members during the half time celebration out on the field. DIFFERENT THINGS MAKE Home coming special. Sophomore Sherri Pietrzak executes her baton twirling routine with an added spark of fire-tipped batons. GETTING ROWDY FOR the Homecom- ing parade, junior Jim McCormick helps to rally class spirit by showing off his sign be- fore the parade in the church parking lot. COACHING, APPLAUDING AND screaming helps head football coach Leroy Marsh lead his team to a 22-20 overtime victory conquering the Highland Trojans. cont. barbeque which started at 4:30 p.m. I wanted to get some, but I couldn’t make it on my own two feet across the street. At 7:30 p.m. the fans filled the stands anticipating an interesting game between the rival towns. During half time Student Body President Irene Fabisiak, senior, announced the princesses. Home- coming Royalty included prin- cesses Laura Janusonis, freshman; Lisa Trilli, sophomore; Terri Mah- ler, junior; seniors Mary Kaye Glowacki, Eva Zygmunt, and queen Michelle Kelchak. The crowd quieted and I heard that the Senior Class and I had received first place with our slogan “Beary ’em.” Scooter and the sophomores received second with “Scoot to a Victory,” while the ju- niors and Animal took a third with “Drummin’ Up a Victory.” Oct. 3, the date of the Home- coming dance, found the freshmen decorating for a “Rainbow Con- nection” just like the song. They danced with the band “Smug- gler.” “The freshmen really did a nice job decorating the cafeteria. The band was super, which really made the dance a lot of fun,” add- ed junior Karen Costa. I can see a group of students rushing toward me. It’s time to say good-bye. It was a fun two weeks. Just think — “The Battle of the Bridge” and Homecoming all in one night. Now that’s something we’ve never even had on the “Muppet Show!” ANIMAL’S MAGNETISM COMES alive in junior Evelyn Howarth’s garage while junior Dan Hurley strengthens the con- struction. HOMECOMING ROYALTY IN- CLUDES freshmen Laura Janusonis and escort Jay Grunewald; sophomores Lisa Trilli and escort Ron Ware; junior Terri Mahler and escort alumni John Kontos; seniors Mary Kaye Glowacki and escort Bob Rigg; queen Michelle Kelchak and es- cort alumnus Jeff Von Almen; and seniors Eva Zygmunt and escort Tim Markowitz. — Dating 17 — wo ' s Company Dating fills gap in weekeni nd plans At 6:30 p.m. the grandfather clock in a boy’s house sounded; he jumped in nervous anticipation of his big date. He tried to calm down by concentrating on how he would greet her that evening. While in another house, a girl ran around her room desperately trying to find the “perfect outfit”. As the doorbell rang, she jumped, knocking her purse to the floor. Finally, after mom and dad gave their silent approval, the couple promised they would return by their curfew. It is not always tense on the first date, as Jeff Zudock commented. “The first date is a challenge; it really gets the blood pump- ing. You never know how the evening will end up.” From the other spectrum, Lisa Trilli, sophomore, said, “the first date is a bit tense for me, but I really try to have an enjoyable time. You don’t know how the guy will react to you.” FOOD FOR THOUGHT . . . and entertainment. Ju- nior Larry Braman and senior Cheryl Brazel dine at a Greek restaurant before a flick. Couples have different preferences on where they go and what they do when dat- ing. Some couples prefer the loud crowded atmosphere of a football game, while others enjoy the quiet, private atmosphere of a casual restaurant. A relaxed evening may include a movie and a bite to eat afterwards. “I enjoy eating some ’good’ food after a movie,” comment- ed Mike Anasewicz, senior. “I enjoy eating at Lange’s, Giovanni’s or Aurelios; it really helps to make a great evening.” For other couples eating out is not so important. “I don’t really care where my date and I go out to eat, McDonalds or Burger King, as long as its something to eat,” quipped senior Barry Klosak. Other couples enjoy a loud crowded at- mosphere. “I like going with a date to a party, because it can be a lot more enjoy- able than a movie,” said Donna Werra, ju- nior. Some people feel more relaxed in a crowd of people. Debbie Peterson, senior, said “for anybody’s first date a party is an enjoyable place to go, since you are not by yourself and it’s easier to be with other peo- ple.” Besides the regular movie dates, some couples go roller skating or go to the beach on a sunny day. Others enjoy more unique forms of entertainment. Matt Urbanski, ju- nior, said, “1 enjoy an excellent hamburger at Schoops then something like Donkey Basketball. I also enjoy the circus or a con- cert. I like something with lots of action in- volved.” Chicago also provides entertainment for others, as Andy Yerkes, senior, explained, “Chicago is loud, wild and fun. It’s a place where you can have a real great time with a date.” Munster can not compete for excitment with Chicago, but dating can still be fun. Going on a date, whether to River Oaks or a basketball game, can be enjoyable, yet wor- risome if you have the “first-date jitters”. One remedy for this problem is to sit back, relax and have fun. TO KEEP THEIR stomachs from growling during the movie, senior Dan Bard and sophomore Rosie Mason get some popcorn to hold them over. ATTEMPTING TO BREAK the ordinary dating hab- it of the movies, dining out or basketball games, seniors Gretchen Guyer and Bill Whitted lace up their roller skates as they look forward to a night of ups and downs. ARCADE GAMES HAVE been brought into the home with the invention of TV video games like Atari and Intellevision. Freshman Chris Fissinger and sopho- more Ricky Dernulc have a few hours of fun playing Space Invaders, a game of skill and coordination. DATELESS OR NOT, basketball games provide en- tertainment for both guys and girls. Juniors Robert Fitzgibbons and Tony Zygmunt watch the game, enjoy- ing each other’s company and contemplating later plans. L — 18 Dateless — SHOPPING WITH A member of the opposite sex may not always be fun, because people ' s interests vary. Finding extra time on a weekend night for shop- ping, freshman Missy Lawson hunts for her favorite store. NIGHTS OUT WITH the guys can be filled with fun such as a challenging ping pong game. Senior Roger Teller sharpens his aim as he hits the ball to his oppo- nent. — Dateless 19 — of So Bad Out with the gang provides alternative to dating Friday night, 5:30 p.m. . . . The tele- phone rang. The girl’s spirits rose a bit. She didn’t want to get her hopes up too high, but maybe, just maybe it was that special some- one. She picked up the phone, but to her disappointment, a girl’s voice sounded on the other end of the line. A night out with the girls began once again. Many students found themselves without a date on the weekend; however, instead of sitting around and moping, they took the initiative and found something of interest to do. “If I don’t ask a girl out, I usually go to a movie or find something to do with the guys. CATCHING A BITE to eat at McDonalds becomes c common event after almost any activity. Sophomores Sherra Stewart, Lisa Trilli and Tricia Roman place their orders for a quick night-time snack. It doesn’t bother me to be dateless,” said junior Pat Sannito. However, some students didn’t always take the initiative and preferred to stay home. “I never had many dates so I stayed home and caught up on my homework,” added senior Caroline Paulson. But, when left alone, students invariably found different sources of entertainment. School sponsored events such as basketball or football games provided for an evening of excitement, especially if the game was good. “After I’m done cheering at a game, I would meet my friends and we’d go some- where like Aurelio’s and chow down on piz- za,” said Junior Varsity Cheerleader, Deb- bie O’Donnell, sophomore. Outside-of-school sponsored activities, a friend’s house provided an evening of play- ing pool, watching TV or playing video games. “I enjoy just sitting around at a friend’s house doing nothing sometimes. Dating often brings on pressure, and some- times it’s nice not having any pressure,” said freshman Jim Fitt. It is also common for girls and guys to go out platonically. “A bunch of girls and guys end up getting together on the weekends at a party or something. Usually no one is dat- ing and it does not bother anyone,” ex- plained senior Margaret Behrens. The girl hung up the phone. Now that she’d thought about it, maybe being date- less wasn’t so bad after all . . . SO S£ VS TO HI M, “WHO ' RE OO C LUjT TWIT, rwT Krsow wh T ME N,R UPVi? BUT LISTEli To THIS, R V-PV £ FT£R auu th t, He corses up to K e, rV — MEANWHILE , SACK IN h THE LUNCHROOM... f — 20 Embarassing Momenta — ' m Me? Sticky situations catch students off guard It always happens unexpectedly. Your normal coloring suddenly becomes beet red, starting slowly at your neck and climb- ing visibly higher. Your confidence crum- bles like a stale cookie as you shrink away from the laughing crowd. It doesn’t matter what you’ve done, or where it happened. You are embarassed. Everyone has been in an uncompromis- ing situation at least once in his or her life- time. Perhaps you can relate to one or more of these situations, for don’t you feel embar- rassed when . . . • You’re not paying attention in class and the teacher chooses you to answer a ques- tion about that day’s lecture. • You walk up to someone in the hall usually from behind, thinking it’s an old friend. You start talking to this person and when he turns around, you find yourself staring at an unfamiliar face. • You’re in the middle of a conversation with a casual acquaintance and you realize that you’ve forgotten his name .... now you’re stuck trying to fake it. •You strut confidently out in your new de- signer jeans and fashionable top only to dis- cover that you’ve forgotten to zip the zipper up. •You saunter into the North Building with an armload of books mindless to the early February thaw in the hallway. Suddenly you slip, books flying everywhere, ending on your gluteus maximus. •You coast into your first hour class a few seconds after the tardy bell. However, once you wake up and become fully aware, it is too late. You look around and finally realize that this was first hour of your last semester. • You stand in front of your locker for five minutes trying with no avail to open the tricky contraption only to find that you were trying to open a locker three spaces down from your own. • You accidently drop your lunch tray, full or empty, on the cafeteria floor during a calmer moment in “A” lunch. An instant later, the whole lunchroom is on its feet laughing and clapping. • After arriving in the locker room at an away game, you look around at your team- mates dressed in their red uniforms. Open- ing up your Converse bag, you find a white uniform staring up at you. • Trying to impress everyone in the Driver- Ed car, you sit confidently behind the wheel. Before you know what’s happened, you have been distracted by something else on the road, and the car displaying STU- DENT DRIVER has made it way from the street onto the sidewalk. • Bending over to retrieve a book, a ball, or a pen, you straighten up to the disconcert- ing sound of your pants splitting down the back seam. • It’s prom night. As you answer the door, you notice that your date has decided to wear purple tennis shoes with his tuxedo. — Embarassing Moments 21 — eet Feet Feet Daily routine tests sole survival On the job from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., five days a week, not only walking, but running in place and trudging through snow. Stu- dents have no respect for my physical state, squeezing me into cowboy boots and wear- ing me down to the bone . . . and everyone thought the brain had a rough life. Let me tell you my story. I know you will be more sympathetic once the details have been exposed. My story begins early in the morning be- fore school starts. Students use me to trans- port themselves to school, which sometimes is a 15 minute walk or longer. The strain begins when I arrive at school and students force me to travel to opposite ends of the WHILE THE CAFETERIA welcomes the student for a time of relief, the seats also provide a resting place to prop up junior Matt Urbanski’s feet after a hectic day at school. building to get their books. By the time 1 reach their lockers, I feel bruised and over- used. As the school day lingers on, I get used between every class to get the stu- dents to their lockers and then to their class. I bet students have never realized how much they walk during a school day. On a daily routine, a student walks an average of four miles per week, 16 miles per month, and 144 miles per year. By the time a student graduates, he has walked up to 575 miles. After the morning tardy bell rings, other students take me for granted. They step on me, and pop my shoes off which serve as my only protection. Although students feel they have to put their brains to work, I have to work every hour. Even though I can rest during the class, I still feel exhausted. Sometimes, while I am resting, impatient students sit on me and intentionally cram PERFORMING HER ROUTINE on the balance beam, senior Debbie Milne concentrates on keeping her toes pointed throughout competition. AS PART OF the job of playing kickball, feet must be used to block the goal line. As the feet await for their next turn, the worn shoes watch the action going on in the center court. my toes together. Also, students stick me underneath chairs and 1 became tangled between the rungs. Besides using me for school, I also get used for extra-curricular activities. Stu- dents absolutely work me to death when 1 become forced to run endlessly around the fieldhouse track. Students also take risks when they j ump hurdles, do flips on balance beams, and get trampled on during a foot- ball game. Finally, my day is over. I look forward to my daily soaking in a hot tub. After relieving the pain, I half-heartedly prepare myself for another monotonous day. Since you have now heard my story, you may realize that students work me as strenuously as their brains. Maybe, if students were more sym- pathetic towards me, I would not rebel with ugly blisters, sprained ankles and broken toes! ALTHOUGH THE COWBOY boots, espadrilles, and sandals remain idle in the choir rows, they have joined the ranks of Topsiders and Nikes as fashion for the feet. — Feet, Feet, Feet 23 — — 24 Between Bells CHEWING GUM DISCREETLY is permitted in class. However, Penny Falaschetti, freshman, must wait until during the seven minute break to blow her bubbles. JOKES OFTEN RELIEVE the tension of previous classes. Seniors Nancy Skurka and Denise Shmagran- off take time out to share a funny happening. CAFETERIA TABLES SERVE as a convenient bench. Seniors Renee Zurad and Tim Samels find a few moments to keep in touch with each other. POSTPONING THE INEVITABLE, juniors Tammy and Tim Merritt and Michelle Jeneski loiter outside their classrooms discussing the newest gossip. ime Warp Seven minute break means freedom from the old grind BBRRIINNGG!!! The first hour bell re- sounded, dismissing students from their first class of the day. One student remained seated in the now deserted classroom, con- templating. “Let’s see. I have seven min- utes and I’m in the North Building. I want to go all the way to the South Building. I should stop at my locker too. I hope I’ll have enough time.” The student gets up and leaves the classroom making her way through the maze of halls in Munster High. The bell that rang six times daily and dismissed students from their classes gave students a break from “the old grind” of class work. Students accustomed them- selves to certain routines at the beginning of each semester. “At the beginning of the year, seven minutes seemed more like two, but by June the passing period seemed more like ten,” said Sue Reddel, sopho- more. For many people, the seven minutes of time served as a mini-study hall. Homework was quickly completed and students busily crammed for exams and talked about up- coming tests. “In seven minutes’ time, I can go to my locker, get to my next class, and find a few minutes to review for a test or finish up some homework before class starts,” explained junior Nanette Kish. Not only was the passing period a mini- study hall, it was also a social hour. Stu- dents grouped together in the hallways, cafeteria or almost anywhere feasible to dis- cuss the latest gossip or plan for the upcom- ing weekend. “I could use about 10 more minutes between classes. Then I would have time to talk to anyone I wanted to,” illustrated senior Elaine Markovich. In addition, these seven minutes may have been spent running errands. Students found time to run to the Guidance Office to make appointments, to get passes in and out of classes, to purchase tickets to games from the Athletic Office and even to call home to find the misplaced homework as- signment. “I look forward to the passing period because it gives me a break between classes. I can use this time to run errands or prepare materials for the next class,” said Mr. A1 Smith, mathematics teacher. Moreover, students used the seven min- utes to trek from one end of the building to the other. With classes as spread out as they were, sprinting became part of an ev- eryday routine. ’’With half of my classes on opposite ends of the building, I barely make it to class on time. I often have to run when the minute bell rang. I guess I’d have more time if I didn’t talk to everyone,” added senior Karen Kaegabein. BBRRIINNGG!!! “ . . . Well, that was the tardy bell. I went to my locker, even went to the bathroom to comb my hair and got to my next class. Now I have a fifty five minute class to sit through until the next bell. Will it ever end???” HALLS ARE QUICKLY jammed only seconds after the bell rings. Students fight through the crowd, mak- ing their separate ways to class. — 26 Chronic Lateness- AFTER BOTH BELLS have rung, the student walks into class only to find his teacher ready to mark an- other tardy in her attendance book. AFTER COMING INTO work late again, senior Caryn Cammarata is confronted by her manager with her time sheet and asked for an explanation for her tardiness. hronic Sliding in Lateness can be hazardous to your health “I’m late, I’m late for a very important date. No time to say hello, good-bye. I’m late, I’m late, I’m late ...” This familiar song from Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Won- derland” could have served as a motto for frantic students as they scurried through their hectic day. Whether students were hurrying to catch the bus or trying to scribble the last para- graph of a five paragraph theme before the bell rang, they found that in most cases tardiness would not be tolerated. “At the beginning of the year I hurried to all my classes, but then I learned which teachers gave detentions. Then I only rushed for those teachers,” joked freshman Bridget Yekel, with a smile. “I really didn’t mind having tardies marked,” stated another freshman, “but I couldn’t stand the feeling that everyone stared at me when I walked in late.” Three tardies resulted in a detention, while four earned a suspension from class, and five earned a one day suspension. This system ran for six weeks and each grading period presented students with a clean slate. Principal Dr. David Dick explained that this new system was established to cut down on tardies. Not only did students have to make it to class on time, but they also had to have their work finished on time so as not to be penal- ized. “In Comp, Mrs. Brasaemle subtracted a half a grade per day on major assignments and a full grade a day for smaller work,” said senior Mike Nelson. ”In Chemistry, labs had one point deduc- tions for each day late and notebooks would not be accepted if they were late,” stated sophomore Brian Wilkinson. “The guide- lines were not unfair. If the rules weren’t that way most people wouldn’t have turned their work in on time, and that wouldn’t have been fair to those who did complete their work.” Getting to work on time was another chal- lenge to students. Junior Jonathan Gross said, “sometimes it was hard to make it to work on time with second trip bus, but I usually managed to clock in on time.” Senior Lisa Schweitzer said that when she worked after school her boss usually let it go if she was a few minutes late, but she felt she should explain anyway. Although part time jobs and homework due dates demanded promptness, the blar- ing morning alarm clock had its demands as well. “I had Project Biology, and it was drudgery trying to get up before the birds so that I could arrive at my 7 a.m. class,” stated senior Kathy Fitt. Even though freshman Suzette Vale did not have Project Biology, she still found it difficult to rise on time. “I had a tendency to sleep through my alarm until I was so late I had to run around like a chicken with its head cut off trying to get ready,” she said with a grin. Whether students were racing to finish studying, get to work, or just get out of bed in the morning, like the rabbit in “Alice in Wonderland” they could be heard slurring, “I can’t talk now, I’m late.” UNAWARE OF THE time, freshman Bridget Yekel BECAUSE HE WAS late in the morning, junior Jeff sleeps through her blaring alarm, forcing her to hurry Moore has to acquire a pass from Mrs. Lil Horlick, the through her morning routine when she finally awakes. South Office secretary, before he can go to class. — Chronic Lateness 27 — FOOD GLORIOUS FOOD. Although students may consider lunch the high point of the day, lefty Ken Walczak and righty Matt Proudfoot find their seating arrangement puts a damper on their eating tech- niques. EYE-BRAIN-HAND concentration is needed to ace a shot. Sophomore Roland Murillo proves that being left- handed has no effect on his game concentration. WITH CRISS-CROSSED HANDS, freshman David Holler tries to overcome the inconvenience of a right- handed desk in his Earth Science Class. I J Couthpaw Invasion Warning! Heavy-handed Southpaws have invaded the Universe. Heavily armed with green-handled scissors, specially spi- ralled notebooks and desks with left-sided table tops, they have encountered the has- sles of school life. Left-handedness has created problems for those in school. As a lefty enters a class- room and finds all the desks made for right- handed people, he reluctantly sits down and tries to adjust to writing with his left hand on the right-handed desk. This situa- tion was common to senior Karen Little. “School desks were made for right-handed people, and it becomes difficult to write when there is no where to rest your elbow on the chair,” she explained. Besides the desks creating a problem, the cafeteria contributed to the inconve- nience of being a lefty. Wendy Silverman, senior, stated , “while I am eating lunch, sometimes my friend and I bump elbows and it becomes a bother to eat.” For some sports enthusiasts, left-handed- ness created advantages. One senior ex- plained, “when your pitching in baseball or softball, throwing left-handed patterns can confuse a right-handed batter on the oppos- ing team.” Although people think playing sports as a lefty would be an advantage, Karen views this statement differently. “When I played softball, I could not play most positions be- cause the softball diamond was made for right-handed people.” Moreover, left-handedness may affect a person’s sight. Freshman Marcy Lang said, “when I was younger I used to be left-hand- ed, but my doctor told me it affected my sight, so I began to use my right hand. As a result, my eyes were not bothering me at all and being right-handed made sports easier for me.” Finally, spiralled notebooks created a problem. Mark Levine, senior, explained, “while writing in a spiral notebook, the spi- ral rings interfered with my writing. Also, when I am writing, the ink will get all over my finger and part of my hand.” Despite all the disadvantages, students feel that being a lefty makes no difference. Junior Lori Goldberg stated, “since I was born left- handed, there is nothing I can do about it. It does not matter if I am a lefty or not.” Confused by the pitch of a righty or frus- trated by “odd-shaped” desks, Southpaws continue the search for specially-suited ma- terials for surviving in a right-handed world. WORKING ON HIS art project, junior Cort Savage angles himself to prevent his left-handedness from in- terfering with the completion of his initial sketch. BEING LEFT-HANDED IS no problem in the Chem- istry Lab. Lefty Abby Labowitz and partner Jim Krawczyk, sophomores, puzzle over the mystery of “the blackbox lab.” —Lefties 29— —30 HAVING FINISHED HER lap around the gym, sophomore Erin Brennan takes a break by sitting down before she goes on to play line soccer. SITTING IN THE back of the room, senior Amy Strachan takes advantage of her hidden seat to finish homework from last night. WHAT A VIEW! By looking out the window senior Frank Rapin takes a break from the routine of his World Literature class. ALTHOUGH SITTING IN the last row of a lecture hall might prevent hearing the teacher, Dan Plaskett, sophomore, takes advantage of his position by relaxing during a chemistry lecture. Picky Choosers — Dicky ChOOy Choosers Choosy s tudents ponder over front, back or middle Students did it three to seven times a day, at school, football games and lunch. Sometimes teachers did it for them, though they would have rather done it themselves. Actually it was no big deal until one consid- ers how much thinking is devoted to . . . choosing a seat. Whether students chose to sit in front, in back or in the middle of the room, they wanted to feel comfortable. Freshman Amy Meagher who chose to sit in the back said, “I feel uncomfortable with teachers peering down at me all the time, like they do when I sit in front.” To some students having a teacher peer- ing over them wasn’t a problem. “I sat in front so 1 could talk the to teacher,” stated Pat Grantner, senior. Freshman Steve Paris said, “I liked to sit in back with my friends, so we could talk more. Even though I think teachers watch DAMAGES FROM LAST year’s fire caused hassles for some in the overcrowded library. Senior April Ma- hala is oblivious to the lack of space and comfortably reads a magazine while sitting on a fold-up table. WITH A SMILE on his face and a cane in his hand, Mr. James Thomas, chemistry teacher, sits on a cabi- net in lab to ease the pain of an old football knee injury. the kids in the back the most.” He got this impression because teachers usually call on kids who sit in the back when they do some- thing wrong. He felt that teachers just let kids in the front get away with more things, like talking. Some students, like junior Kevin Heggi, did not care if they sat in front or in back. Kevin just wanted to sit by a window so he had something to look at when he got bored. Though most classes did allow students to choose where they wanted to sit, some classes like biology, chemistry, and a few English classes had seating assigned. Feeling slighted, senior Julie Spenos ex- pressed her thoughts on assigned seats. “Students should be allowed to sit where they want to. By the time you’re in high school a student should be able to choose a seat and behave appropriately,” she said. Outside the classroom choosing a place to sit continued in lunch or on the school bus. “I feel people really do not pick a cer- tain spot in lunch; they just look for an emp- ty space and sit there,” stated Amy. “I just sit with my friends,” she added. Though people didn’t seem to care much if someone took their seat on the bus, stu- dents did care if someone took their seat in lunch. Senior Laura Kyriakides said, “when someone sat in my seat at lunch, I asked the person to move, unless the person was big- ger than me. If so, I would sit somewhere else. It got me a little mad when someone took my seat. I felt that my seat was mine and I should have sat there.” Choosing a seat on the bus took a bit more thought than deciding where to sit in class or at lunch. According to Julie, a stu- dent had to figure out how rowdy he was and sit accordingly. “The front is for the quiet people, and the back is for the rowdy ones. The middle is for the people who are kind of rowdy,” she said. At pep sessions and at athletic events, students usually sat with their friends and again, where they sat as a group depended on how rowdy they were. At the game the rowdy kids tended to sit in front so they could watch the game. The band also sat together so they could play songs like “They’re Playing Our Song.” The everyday decision of choosing a seat, which was done many times a day, was done with much consideration. Choosing a seat was a big deal. PSSSST! DID YOU hear what I heard? . . Seniors Tammy Thornton and Drew Jackman share the latest gossip as they sit in the back of the class. — Picky Choosers 31 — TO AVOID MISTAKES, junior Kirk Bill- ings concentrates deeply as he works out his last few Algebra II problems. While President Ronald Reagan busied himself cutting corners in the federal budget, Munster High School’s curriculum was expand- ing (just like the school) with new challenging classes to meet stu- dents’ ever growing needs. New classes added to the cur- riculum included: Introduction to Dance, Ancient World History, Modern World History, World Ge- ography, Botany and Zoology. Among the advanced classes were Advanced Placement (AP) Biol- ogy, Advanced Algebra II, Ad- vanced Geometry, Advanced U.S. History and Advanced Business. The world history and geogra- phy classes were adopted because of requirement changes for the Freshman and Sophomore Classes. According to Assistant Principal Mr. James Bawden, “the credits were raised so freshmen would increase their academic skills and improve their educa- tion.” Besides the additional two social studies credits needed, the freshmen were also required to take a semester of speech. Introduction to Dance was of- fered to students interested in cho- reography or physical fitness. Ac- cording to dance instructor Ms. Kathy Dartt, “the purpose of this class was to have the girls feel comfortable performing. The final product was to create a dance for someone else to perform.” Senior Tammy Thornton discov- ered another advantage to the class, besides learning new dances. “The class has taught me a considerable amount about co- ordination, rhythm and confidence in performing in front of other peo- ple,” she explained. Focusing on the life sciences, Zoology and Botany were intro- duced for students who wanted a variety of classes in the sciences. Mr. Art Haverstock, biology teach- er, explained, “some students are interested in animals and plants and want to take the classes for fun. Since the classes were small, student interaction was better.” Advanced Algebra II and Ge- ometry were added for those who could comprehend more material than the average student. Mr. Bob Shinkan, geometry teacher, stat- ed, “I covered topics in more de- tail and also those not included in the book.” Students gained incentives for taking advanced classes. Weight- ed grades, grades which are on a 5.0 scale, instead of the usual 4.0 scale, and learning more material were advantages to taking an ad- vanced class. Although taking advanced classes required more work, fresh- man Suzi Page felt differently about her challenge in Advanced Geometry. “I thought it wasn’t a challenge because you didn’t real- ize that the work was more difficult until you compared it to the other classes; then you realized you were more excelled,” she said. Reggie Zurad, junior, added, “I took Advanced Algebra II for the weighted grade and also the class enabled me to cover more materi- al and prepare for future classes including Trigonometry and Col- lege Algebra.” While other schools have been forced to deal with educational cutbacks as a result of President Reagan’s budget proposals, Mun- ster worked around the cutbacks and expanded the curriculum to meet students needs. — 32 New Classes — THROUGH LABOR SIMULATIONS, Advanced Business students learn that ne- gotiation is the key to all solutions ADVANCED ALGEBRA II gives stu dents an opportunity to actively participate in class. Sophomore Maureen Morgan graphs a line to explain linear functions to her classmates. hew classes meet ever-qrowinq needs WHILE CONCENTRATING ON every move, senior Tammy Thornton performs her practiced routine as part of her Intro- duction to Dance class. The new class fo- cused on making the girls feel comfortable performing. AS THEY PICKET for their cause in the hall, the Advanced Business students dis- cover the tension of labor union activity. TRYING TO GAIN more knowledge about animals, senior Gina Pupil lo watches intensely as Biology teacher Mr. Art Haver- stock disects a sheep’s heart. TAKING THE ROLE of a teacher, senior Jim Sharp presents his speech on Woodrow Wilson in Advanced U.S. History. ■ preparing You Ve got to start somewhere Professional dancers, senators, and master craftsmen all entered their activity as beginners, nov- ices, and amateurs. The soon-to-be professionals will undergo exten- sive preparation for the challenges ahead. The same process of prepara- tion applies to students undergo- ing a process of learning. While learning information, one may prefer different methods of preparing. Freshman Mona El- Naggar stated, “when I prepare for my debate class, I spend nights at the library researching informa- tion to increase my knowledge on the subject.” She also added, “I do extra reading outside of just gath- ering information.” Although some students pre- pare for class by reasearching at the library, others may prepare themselves by taking notes, read- ing assignments, and answering textbook questions. Junior Susan Nagy explained, “I like to prepare myself by working first indepen- dently, and then having the teach- er explain it to me.” In addition to working indepen- dently, other methods of prepar- ing include having discussions and participating orally in class. Soph- omore Ruth Burson said, “in order to learn the material in my Spanish class, I always participate in class discussions to understand the homework assigned for the next day.” In agreement, Dan Sip- A • • IN DESIGNING A project, senior Laura REVIEWING TYPING TECHNIQUES Shutka uses accuracy and careful planning is an efficient way of learning skills, to make sure everything fit s in place. kosky, junior, added, “I feel that having class discussions are better than working independently, be- cause it gives the students an op- portunity to take part in learning new material. Preparation in the learning pro- cess exists beyond the classroom. Students prepare for extracurricu- lar activities as well as careers. While participating on an athletic team, workouts and daily prac- tices enable the competitor to get into shape and to DILIGENTLY READING, SOPHO- MORE Richard Norman prepares himself for an upcoming drafting assignment. SEARCHING FOR FLAWS in his pro- gram, senior Scott Matasovsky checks each step before it is his turn on the computer. — 34 Preparing — 4 GIVING HIMSELF A break from note taking, junior Mike Sheehy chooses to sit back and listen to his Journalism 1 teacher. BEYOND THE MYSTERY novels and short stories, the library provides freshman Joanne Bame and freshman Shelly Jewett dictionaries and reference books in order to research their assigned topics. — Preparing 35 — preparing cont. work up to potential Senior Nat- alie Urbanski explained, “it takes weeks before I can build up my endurance and get into shape. If you’re not in shape, you will have a rough time competing in meets because you will not have the en- durance to run long distances.” For further education or with ca- reers in mind, students begin prep- aration for the future with a well- rounded class schedule. Junior Alice Clark said, “I am trying to take as many foreign languages, along with business classes, be- cause later on I want to go into the field of international business.” She added, “by taking these classes, it enables me to prepare for college.” Not only do students prepare physically, but they also prepare mentally. One junior explained, “before I compete in tennis, I have to psych myself up mentally to prepare for my opponent.” Whether toning up one’s mus- cles for a tennis meet, discussing Don Quixote in Spanish, or filing for a debate meet, all require much preparation. Most students feel that prepara- tion is a continual adventure. “I think it is a never-ending process because you always feel that you have forgotton one thing or an- other,” explained junior Sue Wo- jik. Freshman Debbie Kish agreed. “Preparing never ends because you never know what the future is and you’re always meeting new challenges. — 36 Preparing — BUSY WITH ANOTHER deadline, sen iors Julie Levy and Jelena Trikich double- check to make sure their pages are ready to be sent to layout. DAILY PRACTICE BECOMES essential for the band members to perfect their musi- cal numbers for an upcoming performance. EXAMPLES TAKEN FROM last year’s Ad Craft spark sophomore Andy Mintz and junior Joi Wilson’s imagination for their fu- ture Advertising designing project in Jour- nalism I. EVEN THOUGH IT is not the house that Jack built, the Drafting class learns the fun- damentals for drafting, explained by Draft- ing teacher Mr. Dick Hunt. WHILE REHEARSING FOR the upcom ing Christmas concert, seniors Mindy Brandt and Bernice Hertzfeldt try to har- monize with the rest of the choir. — Preparing 37 — utilizing Mow you ' ve got it, put it to use The student started looking through his Garfield notebook. He thought the answer to number five was somewhere in his lecture notes. But was it there that he saw a reference to the question or was it in his text? He was not sure. He would just have to go through both of them to find the answer. Over the course of a year, stu- dents read about four texts books and took enough notes to fill ten seventy-page spirals. But, what does a student do with all these facts and information? One of the major ways students use their information from lecture UTILIZING HIS FREE time, Kraig Hay- den, senior, practices “On Broadway” for the half-time performance at the next game. NEEDING ASSISTANCE IN power me- chanics, junior Dan Hurley listens to Mr. John McDonald’s advice on how to success- fully assemble a lawnmower engine. —38 Utilizing— notes was to help with homework. “In geometry the book did not show how to do the problems, so I needed my notes to do the geome- try proofs,” stated Dionne Man- iotes, junior. Senior Julie Spenos believed that a student could cut study time by having good lectures notes to study from. Chemistry labs were also an area where students depended on their lecture notes. Sophomore Avi Stern said, “in lab I always had to go back and look at my lecture notes so I could figure out the equations.” Lecture notes, though, did not only help with homework, but they also helped in taking tests. “In some of my classes, like U.S. His- tory, the whole test would come from the lecture, so I had to take good notes to pass the tests,” stat- ed Dionne. In addition to lecture notes, text AS A FINAL project in the newly added zoology class, senior David Hughes gains first-hand experience about the internal functions of a mammal. EMPLOYING ALL HER past experience as a violinist, junior Susan Kim practices her music to perfect it for the upcoming holiday concerts. WITH SLEEVES ROLLED up and ma- terial scattered around, junior Jim Argou- delis diligently follows the directions to pro- duce a perfect draft. HAND AND EYE coordination is needed to be a good typist. Junior Kathy Parker uses this skill to type her fastest during a recorded time test. — Utilizing 39 — books proved to be equally impor- tant. For example, Francis Katris, senior, found that in her Advanced Placement Biology class, students had to read and understand all the material as well as take good notes to aquire a decent grade. Students sometimes used mate- rial from one class to help with an- other class. One senior stated that he was using many of the same facts from his Junior English term paper in his twelve paragraph theme for composition. Junior Ela Aktay said, “I often applied what I learned in speech to help me do better on my oral re- ports in Psychology.” Students utilized their facts and information in many different ways. They used them for home- work, tests and labs. Some stu- dents even applied what they learned in one class to other classes. As the student turned the pages of his spiral, he finally found exact- ly what he was looking for. He an- swered homework question num- ber five with all the confidence in the world. He was using his gath- ered information, hoping that his answer was right. WITH THE AID of a window and bright sunlight, junior Joi Wilson traces her art design before she continues her project. TRYING TO IMPROVE her reading speed, senior Margaret Nichol takes advan- tage of a shadowscope in Developmental Reading. — 40 Utilizing — TIRED OF THE old routine, seniors Steve Mervon and Linda Taillon use tinker toys to learn about group interaction in Sociology class. AFTER PUNCHING IN her dice pro- gram, senior Rebecca Labowitz double checks her work to make sure it will run smoothly. USING TECHNIQUES HE learned in de bate class, sophomore Jeff McNurlan at- tempts to make a point during his affirma- tive rebuttal, white his classmates prepare to contend with his arguments. AFTER FINDING A mistake in her sew- ing project, Brenda Burchett, sophomore, carefully tries to remove the seam. — Utilizing 41 — finalizing Mow only A student slowly darkened in the “D” space on his answer sheet and read over his answers one last time. He stood up, walked over to his teacher, turned in his test and returned to his desk with a sigh of relief. Another student nervously pre- pared for the spring concert. He arrived at school early and warmed up his trumpet. After the performance he went home, cleaned his horn, and relaxed. And yet another student sat fid- geting in the center of the field- house with close to 400 other stu- dents on June 6. She waited for what seemed like an eternity until it was her row’s turn to walk to the podium and receive their diplo- mas. In a year’s time students com- pleted the cycle of learnin g both consciously and unconsciously. Students finished everything from biology units to junior English term papers to high school itself. Tests were the least noticed and most taken for granted way of ac- tual finalizing. Students took tests almost every day of the week. “It seemed to me that I had a test at least three or four days a week. It if wasn’t one class, it was an- other,” stated sophomore Barbara Katris. you ' ve done it, to start again Tests though, were not the only way students completed work. In Mr. Paul Schreiner’s sociology class, seniors sometimes present- ed skits instead of taking a test at the end of a unit. In other classes like foods, cloth- ing and art, students showed what they had learned by making a pro- ject such as sewing a skirt, baking a cake, or creating a piece of artwork. “In clothing we had to sew four projects a semester. Each project was different, so we learned some- thing new. When we were finished, we would put on what we made, then we would grade it ourselves,” said senior Pat Grantner. Margo Megremis, junior, said that the final steps in creating an art project were the most exciting, because she could really be proud about what she made. Band, orchestra, glee club and choir classes all completed their ef- forts with a concert. These stu- dents practiced and prepared for DEEP CONCENTRATION ON his paper and a vivid memory of the typewriter keys, enable junior Dwight Reed to quickly type the finished copy of his English term paper. TRYING TO ORGANIZE his thoughts, sophomore Ken Reed takes a moment to recall the facts before answering the final question on his world history test. REVIEWING A PAST quiz, junior April Chambers hopes that it will prepare her for the makeup test she must take after school. QUESTIONING HER SPELLING and definitions, senior Kim Lorenzen hands her vocabulary test to Mrs. Ruth Brasaemale to inquire about her answers. — 42 Finalizing — POPULARITY OF THE teacher seems to grow, especially when five-sentence para- graph compositions are due. Freshmen Bill Heuer, Melissa Bados, and Deno Takles wait for Mr. Jack Yerkes’ help before they finish. — Finalizing 43 — HAVING HER WORLD Literature short story returned to her, senior Cindy Madison grins happily over the grade she received. finalizing Cont. months before they performed on stage. Mary Siavelis, freshman, said that it seemed like the choir worked on the same material for- ever before the winter concert, but when they went up on stage and sang, everyone thought it was worth the effort. Even though the band played at every home football and basket- ball game, band members thought of their winter and spring concerts as a true final effort. Although tests, projects and concerts were the most common method of finalizing, graduation was the ultimate in completing the learning process. “I had been wait- ing for graduation forever,” stated senior Karen Kaegebien. “But I thought of it more as a beginning than as an ending.” Maybe, though, that’s what fi- nalizing really is; maybe it is noth- ing more than a prelude of things to come. So that the student who took a test would actually be start- ing his next unit or the musician’s concert would have served as a practice for the Indiana State School Music Association’s con- test, and the student who received her diploma would be preparing for a new and different learning experience. TAKING A BREAK from the regular rou- tine, seniors Patrick Harle and Steve Lang plan what they should put on their crepes during a party in their French class. — 44 Finalizing — CONFUSED ABOUT THE question he was asked, BEATING THE AFTER school rush, junior Kathy junior John Runberg gropes through his Advanced Parker hurries out a side door with a stack of books to U.S. History book for the answer. keep her busy through the night. AFTER STAYING UP late the night before to do “IF ONLY I was taller.” Sometimes being short can homework, junior Larry White catches a few winks be quite a hindrance, but junior Mike Farinas adjusts to before the end of the hour. the abuse of a top locker by carrying all his books. tudent Abuse Students bogged down with books strive to beat the system “Are you sure you want to sue? You realize that it has never been done before, and the legal action could become quite in- volved and intense.” “I don’t care. This abuse must be stopped now. Listen, you’re my lawyer, and I’m paying you all my allowance until I’m 108 years old. If you don’t want this case, I’m sure I can find someone else. Well, do you want the case or not?” the student said in a slightly nervous voice. “Okay, I’ll take the case, but it won’t be easy. I cannot guarantee you that we’ll win. No promises; I hope you understand. Now, give me the facts, no exaggerations, no ru- mors, no hearsay, just the facts. Do you understand?” The student began telling his lawyer ev- erything that happened to him at school. “Well, I guess the homework irritates me the most. We have to go to school for six hours and forty minutes a day unless you have early release which is only for seniors. But it doesn’t stop there; we have at least two hours of homework for each class. Do you realize that amounts to at least twelve hours of homework every night if you have BOOKS, BOOKS, AND more books. Senior Octavio Cardoso begins to tackle the “tons” of reading assign- ments due the next day. six classes? “Excuse me,” the lawyer said. “Don’t you think that you’re exaggerating a little?” “No. I’m not exaggerating,” the student said, a little upset, “and another thing, those books weigh a ton each. Do you know what it is like carrying six or seven tons of books home everyday?” “I think it would be impossible; so impos- sible, in fact, I think you’re stretching the truth.” retorted the lawyer. “Well .... Maybe they don’t weight that much,” he admitted, “but still, they are ex- tremely heavy.” “Listen, we made a deal, no exaggerating, so cut the tall tales. They won’t make it in the courtroom. Stick to facts.” The student continued to give fact after fact from three tardies resulting in a deten- tion to the injustice of the pop machines not being open during the day. Further discussion included everything from Saturday work details instead of su- spentions to the tests that bombard poor, innocent students daily. The lawyer listened intensely, realizing the great profit he would reap from this case. Rarely does a lawyer receive a high school student’s allowance until the stu- dent’s 108th birthday. As the lawyer digest- ed all this information, he remembered how he and his friends had complained about the same things in high school. “Listen,” the lawyer said with a smile, “I can’t go through with this. There’s not enough facts to support any of your accusa- tions. Believe me, I know how you feel; I’ve been there. It’s just that this case is too off the wall.” “Fine,” the student said overly annoyed by the adult’s total lack of sympathy. “I will just have to find somebody else to take my case. You’ll see, and I swear you will be sorry, especially when you realize what my weekly allowance is!” The student stood up and walked out of the room. When he reached the elevator, he started to wonder if there was another way to put teachers in their places. “Maybe I could . . . nah,” he thought. His way w as the only way student abuse might be stopped. He would just have to find a lawyer who would take the case, even if it took all of his allowance until he was 110. WEIGHTED DOWN BY her books and backpack, sophomore Lynne Marcinek steadies her load and heads home to get some homework done before the game. TELEPHONING A FRIEND, junior Amy Nelson checks her homework while she catches up on the latest gossip. WHILE WORKING FIRST hour as a South Office aide, senior Chris Snyder uses free time to make some last minute changes in her English composition. — Stud Mode — Qte redded Task From bedroom to kitchen, students hit the books Seated at her desk while the radio played “The Theme from Endless Love,” the stu- dent confined herself to a world of scattered books and crumpled papers. Frustrated she suffered through the dreaded task of most students, . . . the task of studying. In another house in another room, a boy tried to study his English with “Hart to Hart” playing in the background. Sprawled out on his bed, he, too, had a bunch of books and papers around him. While in yet another house a girl studied in a quiet room. Her books were neatly stacked, smallest to largest. These fictitious examples only begin to show the varied ways students study. “I study at home in my room,” stated freshman Bridget Yekel. “It’s quieter than the rest of the house and there isn’t as much commotion, either. Though Bridget liked the quiet of her own room, she also liked to study with the radio playing. “I can only stand the quiet for a little while, then I have to play the radio to break the monotony,” she said. Sophomore Avi Stern believes that two types of peace and quiet exist when study- HIDING AWAY IN the corner of his own room, soph- omore Brian Wilkinson attempts to block out the out- side world so he can concentrate on his homework. ing . . . “the kind when you get away from all the noise of the family, and the kind when there is no noise at all.” “I just like getting away from the commotion of my family. That’s why I study in my bedroom with my radio playing, ”he said. Though most students enjoyed studying with their radios, some teachers felt the noise distracts students. According to Mr. Phil Clark, English teacher, “despite what students have said, I feel that studying with the radio on is a hindrance to the student’s concentration.” While the bedroom appeared to be a fa- vorite place to study, the kitchen and base- ment followed close behind. “I study in the kitchen,” explained senior Caryn Cammar- ata, “since there is lots of room to spread out all my books.” Not only did students study in different places, they also studied at different times. Dave Lamski, junior, said that he studied in the evening because he had to unwind from school, while freshman Todd Fulkerson stated, “1 like doing my schoolwork right after school because doing homework is more fun than going out.” Caryn stated, “I like to study after school because if I don’t, I keep putting it off all night.” Some students didn’t study after school or in the evening, but woke up early in the morning to do their homework. It often seemed that putting off home- work was unavoidable, and when it hap- pened many students were caug ht doing math problems in English class. “I get very angry when I’m discussing an important as- pect of my course and I look up only to see someone doing math worksheets. I usually make a big spectacle,” stated Mrs. Nancy Hastings, journalism teacher. Not all students thought of homework as a dreaded task. Some students even en- joyed studying. Senior Kathy Vargo said that she liked to study because she found her classes interesting. Freshman Suzette Vale added “1 like to study to get good grades.” Since grades and studying go together, study spots and habits influence a student’s grades. As the librarian turns off the lights for the night, the student leaves for her next study spot, the kitchen table. When her mom de- mands that she go to sleep, the student piles her books on her desk only to wake at 5 a.m. to complete her English compostion due that day. BOOKS, PAPERS. PENS, and pencils are common studying materials, but for junior Dionne Maniotes, munchies help get the job done. FOOD FOR THOUGHT. Junior Heidi McNair dis covers that a healthy salad lunch gives her the energy she needs to memorize her algebra equations. — Study Modes 49 — ressurized Squeeze Survival of the fittest As the clock ticked loudly in the distance, the student’s mind raced frantically to finish his Scholastic Aptitude Examination. Finding himself among 10 upperclass- men all vying for the same position as quar- terback, the sophomore knew he had to outdo the others and prove himself to the coach for the last available position on the football varsity squad. At her first high school party the fresh- man suddenly found herself backed into a corner; in order to fit in with the “gang”, she had to make the decision of whether or not to go along with the gang’s idea of a good time. Knowing that his parents expected him to receive a “B” in Biology, he stayed up all night studying for his exam. Students faced the constraining forces of others on their minds or ideals daily. Pres- sure breeds competition, one aspect of life one really couldn’t do without. “If I wasn’t placed under the pressures by the people around me, I wouldn’t try as hard and prob- ably not do as well,” explained freshman Chris Fissinger. Freshmen feel pressured into accepting the high school way of life. “High school is a real big change from Wilbur Wright. It’s pretty good, but it takes a while to get used to,” explained freshman Greg Brazel. With one year under their belt, sophomores get caught in the middle, trying to fit in with the upperclassmen, yet they’re still kids at heart. “We try to be with the upperclass- men, but they don’t let us sometimes,” ex- plained sophomore Patty Potasnik. Junior year introduces the pressure of the “dating game.” “If I don’t have a date, I still have fun during the weekend,” said junior Jeff Zudock. Seniors find themselves faced with find- ing jobs, applying to colleges and adjusting to the adult world as part of their pressur- ized life. The senior with his college applica- tions must write long essays, meet college deadlines and seek teacher recommenda- tions. However, the pressures of the school day sneak into after school activities and athlet- ics, whether it be remembering a move on the basketball court or recalling a certain line for an upcoming drama production. Some people perform to their potential un- der strain and stress, while others just crack and crumble. PRESSURED BY AN impending deadline, senior Lauren Shoemaker recounts her lines of copy before the Crier goes to the printer. FINALLY RELIEVED OF its load, a winter coat, the locker can breathe freely. Freshman Anita Sidor pon- ders over the books she needs to take home. WITH THE HALLS vacant, senior Marla Jones finds time to organize her books in her compact locker. — 52 Abused ’n Misused — bused ' n Misused Lockers take on school life wear and tear “During school hours, students shove books at me, stuff me with clothes, uni- forms, pictures and lunches. I wish they would realize I’m only four feet two and a half by six inches. I suffocate when students crowd me with junk! What do we lockers do to deserve this treatment?” My normal routine in school begins with students cramming their bulky jackets on my hooks. This situation really gets sticky in the winter when I have to compete with wooly scarves and fuzzy mittens for breath- ing space. As if being crowded and invading GROPING FOR A book from the upper portion of his locker proves to be a difficult task for freshman Bob Applesies. Standing on his toes, he struggles to attain the height necessary to pull down the books he needs for his next class. MAKING SURE NOT to forget their friend’s birth- day, freshmen Suzi Page and Jackie Wicinski decorate the locker with streamers and signs. my privacy are not enough, I’m abused by anxious, tardy students who refuse to un- lock me properly. When they cannot open me up, they kick and pound on my iron-clad sides. When will students start treating me with respect? I never get a break. I’m opened hour after hour and sometimes I have to carry a double load of books, or even a triple load when three kids are sharing me. I’m glad the school decided to add those red lockers in the central hall, because they helped to lighten the load even though it still seemed there was a shortage of lockers. The worst part is when students forget their salami sandwiches or homemade apple pie and leave them to rot, producing a terrible, stub- born stench. My favorite time of the year is when stu- dents decorate me. I just heard that senior Tammy Thornton is going to hang up pic- tures on my inside walls. A cheerful alterna- tive compared to the hum-drum walls. Not only do students decorate me inside, but I also get decorated on the outside for athle- tic games. Sometimes I get decorated for birthdays. I just found out that senior Natalie Urbanski was going to decorate me for her friend’s birthday. When students decorate me for birthdays, they sometimes cover my air vents and it becomes difficult for me to breathe. Other than that, I enjoy having signs and balloons and colored decorations on top of my scratchy surface door. Finally at the end of the year, the stu- dents have to clean me out. Boy, I feel so relieved after putting up with a year’s full of wall-to-wall garbage. After their task is fin- ished, I get polished over and washed out, restoring me for school next year. Well, at least I have the whole summer to rest. WHILE IGNORING HER collage of pictures, senior Tammy Thornton recalls her assignment for her next class. — Abused ’n Misused — 53- CAREFULLY MAKING HER way to her mother’s waiting car, sophomore Liz Grim tries to dodge the falling snowflakes and protect herself from the bitter cold. CATCHING THE ‘SPRING fever’ bug, junior Kevin Canady finds it difficult to study and instead chooses to daydream about his future weekend plans. AS THE SPRING wind picks up, freshman Tammy Bard desperately tries to launch her kite. 54 Moody Blues- Blues slush, gales tamper with spirits “ . . . Rainy days and Mondays always get me down ...” These words sung by Rick and Karen Carpenter exemplify the effects of fall, winter, spring and summer on an individual’s mood. Homecoming festivities were hampered somewhat when the severely cold evening restricted students’ spirits. But, as the game went into overtime with rival Highland, the arctic cold was soon forgotten and the fans’ spirits heated up with the Mustang’s narrow victory. For autumn fans, the bright colors of the changing leaves with the pleasant breezes encouraged long outdoor walks and last bike rides for the year. “The fall for me is a time to take it easy on my homework and rest up from the hot summer; but it also is a time to get ready for a long cold winter,” AFTER THE RAIN subsided and the puddles had formed, senior Nancy Maginot patiently waits for her ride, allowing her mind to wonder if the rain would ever end. explained freshman Susie Page. Thrills built as thoughts of winter sports and fun entered the minds of avid snow skiers and snow mobilists. “Winter for me means all the skiing and snowmobiling I can on the weekends,” explained junior Heidi McNair. But students were hit by record low temperatures of 26°, which forced the closing of school for two days. Winter does not only affect the sports- oriented individuals, but also the academi- cally-oriented. “Winter lengthens studying quite a bit. 1 tend to study more in the winter because there is not much else to do,” com- mented freshman Steve Mikrut. As the cold dragged on, the excitement wore off and “cabin fever” built for stu- dents, faculty and administration as they became antsy for spring. The skiing and ice skating were fun for awhile, but as the snow turned old and gray, so did the attitudes of all the winter enthusiasts. Activities practi- cally reached a standstill until finally the first spring day broke through, and “Spring fever” and “senioritis” reached their high points. Yet last spring, students were caught off guard by a mid-April snow storm, showering Munster with eight inches of snow. “Everyone looks forward to spring break to break up the second half of the year,” added senior Andy Yerkes. Spring weather also brought a drop in attendance, especially for seniors. “I get sick of school and go to the beach to swim,” commented senior Paul Bogie. As summer begins — school ends. The seniors graduated on June 6, and for the underclassmen school ended on June 11. “I look forward to playing all the tennis and swimming 1 can during summer,” stated sophomore David Oberlander, “I really like it, it makes me feel good.” Students found jobs and took vacations. Seniors began to pack and prepare for college, as the “new” seniors began to wind down from a rowdy summer and prepared for their senior year. UNPREPARED FOR A surprise snow storm in April, junior Jeff Zudock, dressed in short sleeves, brushes the snow off of his car. DECIDING IF IT is nice e nough to walk, senior Mara Candelaria, hopes the nice fall weather will continue before the winter sets in. — Moody Blues 55 — — 56 Winter Spirit Week — spirits a little Winter spirit suffers the blues W inter doldrums had set in. The 13 inches of accumulated snow had taken on a dirty gray tint. Spring break was a long five weeks away. Then one day four boxes ap- peared in room C-209. In these boxes students placed nomina- tions for Rebound King candi- dates. Signs announcing Spirit Week dress up days decorated the hallways. Monday, students wore Army Navy garb; Tuesday, Ha- waiian apparel; Wednesday, Punk costumes; Thursday, Western wear; and Friday, school colors, red and white. Friday, students filed into the fieldhouse for an assembly, which AFTER BEING ELECTED as Rebound King, senior Rob Kritzer is crowned by sen- iors Irene Fabisiak, first semester Student Body President (SBP), and Nancy Maginot, pride committee vice-president. KEEPING WITH THE beat, seniors Tammy Thorton, Chris Snyder and Jenny Bretz jam to the beat of “Prodigy” after the Calumet game in the cafeteria. honored Girls’ and Boys’ Basket- ball and the Wrestling teams. The winners of the Rebound King and prince elections were crowned. The princes included freshman Jay Grunewald, sophomore Larry Hemingway, and junior Jim Zajac. Rob Kritzer, senior, won the Re- bound King crown. Nine hours later, basketball fans filled the fieldhouse stands once again to watch the Mustangs fall to Calumet, 53-58. After the game Office Education Association (OEA) sponsored an informal dance in the cafeteria featuring the band, “Prodigy.” According to Pride Committee sponsor, Mr. Hal Coppage, gov- ernment teacher, “rebound King elections went over well. I was sur- prised that the candidates handled it as well as they did. I am glad that they participated because it gets other guys involved.” “Rebound Kings helped spirit immensely. They aren’t real seri- ous so the election kept everybody .aughing,” explained senior Irene Fabisiak, first semester Student Body President (SBP). However, Spirit Week didn’t “pep up” everyone’s spirit. “In general spirit was low. The people who had to dress up for an organi- zation or a club did, and the others didn’t even make an effort,” ex- plained junior Sue Wojcik, varsity cheerleader. In addition, Spirit Week took place during the transition be- tween new and old SBP. “Things were somewhat disorganized be- cause no one was quite sure who was doing what,” said Irene. “The potential to make Spirit Week work well was there, but ev- eryone needed to be kicked into action,” said junior Kevin Canady. Yet, when Spirit Week ended, students, once again, put away their dress-up clothes and re- turned to the “same old routine.” “Even though spirit was low, the people who did get into dressing up and getting rowdie made Spirit Week what it was supposed to be,” concluded Kevin. — Winter Spirit Week 57— — 58 Break Time — ■ reak Time Holidays provide well-needed rest Red balloons floated through the air, peo- ple ate their suckers, and broken stems from flowers littered the hallways. OEA of- fered the balloons and DECA sold their flowers with suckers. French Club sold Christmas stockings and Crier offered “Thankfuls”, “Wishes” and “Wills”. Each of these activities broke the monotony of student life and perked up the holiday life. As a goulish holiday, Halloween arrives with its usual student antics. A holiday of tricks or treats is fun for some, yet scary for others. “I like dressing up and scaring little kids outside,” grinned junior Dan Steven- son. Costume parties and dances helped students take their minds off the year’s first tests. After two months of the school routine, students and faculty finally received a three day break for Thanksgiving. As a 360 year old American tradition, Thanksgiving pro- vides an extended weekend of holiday feasts, parties and family reunions. “Every year I always seem to eat too much and regret it the next day,” explained junior PLEASANTLY SURPRISED AT being sent two carnations, senior Linda Hoolehan jokingly smells the flowers during her second hour class. Robin Fisher. For alumni, Thanksgiving sig- nifies their first weekend home to visit with old friends and former teachers. “The best part of Thanksgiving is being able to see my brother and other relatives that live so far away,” explained junior Karen Costa. An- other advantage, explained sophomore Ro- sie Mason was that, “the day after Thanks- giving provided an extra day’s head start on the large amount of Christmas shopping.” Eventually the long awaited Christmas break arrives to everyone’s relief. For some, the break means traveling south or west seeking summertime sunshine. “Ha- waii was great. Getting away from Mun- ster’s cold winter really did some good,” expressed senior Eric Goldenberg. Winter vacation also enabled students to catch up on the soaps, or the latest flicks. “Christmas break is my life-saver. It’s a time when I can finally catch-up on my sleep and find out what has happened to Luke and Laura,” explained sophomore Jill Gordon. Unfortu- nately, for most, the two-week break is nev- er enough. Less than a month later, Cupid’s arrows weave in and out of doorways, lockers, and classes. Romance fills the hallways, as a shy girl struggles to find out if that the boy she sits next to in geometry has sent her a car- nation with an intimate message in hope of a future date. Relief from ‘cabin fever’ finally arrives in mid-March after a long winter of confine- ment. Students and faculty alike look for- ward to this week-long vacation from the normal routine. “Sometimes I go on vaca- tion or sometimes just relax at home. It’s a well-needed break from all the hassles of school,” explained Mr. Gene Fort, U.S. His- tory teacher. Groups of students travel to different sections of the country. Some stu- dents go skiing, while others hit the south- ern beaches, before studying for finals be- gins. With the school year ending, the biggest break of all approached: summer vacation. Students savored everyday of their summer vacation, for they knew Christmas vacation was a long way off. But the first day of school signals the beginning of the count- down until Christmas vacation. WHILE DEVOURING HIS lollipop from the Sopho- more Class’s Valentine’s Day carnation sales, senior Tim Samuels tries to finish his composition. CAUGHT IN THEIR own holiday world, senior Tricia Ulber pours a glass of egg nog for senior Joanne Ja- cezko, oblivious to the crowded and noisy lunchroom. — Break Time 59 — INFLATION IS PARTIALLY curbed at the school doors, as Kristen Faso, freshman, realizes while pur- chasing a notebook at the Source, the school book- store, considerably lower-priced than other book stores. EVENTS SUCH AS basketball games or Chi are not usually hindered by rising ticket prices, yet students often think twice about spending their hard-earned money. — 60 Dollar Down — ollar Down Students feel the squeeze The wining and dining aspect of dating has become a thing of the past. It seems that dinner-movie date combinations have be- come only a memory of our parents’ gen- eration. As inflation continued to soar, at over 8.5 percent, students’ activities be- came less diversified. No longer could stu- dents (or parents for that matter) afford to cruise around town due to the current $1.35 price per gallon of gas. With a greater percentage of students unemployed, students were pressured into setting their priorities straight. For instance, the boy who only works 20 hours a week PAINFULLY WATCHING HIS hard earned money flow into a gas tank, senior Eric Goldenberg learns to cope with constantly rising gas prices. had to decide whether to spend endless quarters in the video arcade or save them for a date. Girls, on the other hand, had to choose whether to buy the latest belts, shoes and purses or splurge on a movie with the gang. “Sometimes we go dutch, sharing the cost because inflation is just too high, and he can’t afford to pay all the time,” comment- ed senior Sandy Mason. Even a day in Chicago can be expensive. A couple can choose from Water Tower’s McDonald’s charging 60b a hamburger compared to Munster’s price of 52 b or “Ar- nies” charging $65 a person for dinner and dancing. “My job doesn’t allow enough hours to make enough money to date both Friday and Saturday nights, so I’m only able to go out one night and maybe go to a par- ty,” explained senior Jeff Stoll. Increased college tuition prices have forced students to attend regional cam- puses. “I was lucky to get the classes I need- ed because of the high enrollment in some areas at Purdue Calumet,” explained sen- ior Nick Navarro. Students also had difficulty keeping up with the high-priced fashion scene. A pair of Calvin Klein jeans started at $45 a pair, while Izod sweaters soared to $40 and a pair of Bass shoes ran up to $50. Despite high prices and the devaluating dollar, students somehow cut some corners to still look good and have their fun, too!! DESPERATELY TRYING TO keep up with the lat- est fashion, senior Rick Palmer has difficulty finding out if inexpensive clothes still exist. OPTING TO BUY lunch at school even with the price increase, freshman Sanjay Mehta pays 90 cents for his meal instead of bringing one from home. — Dollar Down 61 — BROTHER AND SISTER take a break from their dates to share a dance with one another. Senior Phil Pramuk and junior Dede “boogey down” to the music. COMPLETELY IMMERSED IN the mu- sic provided by “Pawnz,” sophomore Mar- shall Robertson and freshman Debbie Polis find their own separate niche amongst the other dancers. —62 Chi— change N o one ever expected that the Chi dance would be- come a competition. Yet, right from the start, the annual tournabout faced outside chal- lenges. Chi Kappa Chi scheduled the dance on Jan. 29, the same night as the basketball game at Crown Point and the night before wres- tling sectionals. Ticket prices in- creased from $16 to $18 a couple, creating another strike against the dance. Even so, girls got their nerve up to ask guys out, and guys decided to skip seeing the basketball game. Instead, 153 couples donned their SLOW DANCES ARE a time to share a private joke. Alumnus Troy Nelson and ju- nior Carol Kmeic dance to the theme of Chi, “Don’t Stop Believing,” by Journey. f pace Role reversal sparks opportunity “nice clothes” and headed to- wards the Knights of Columbus Hall in Hammond for the dance, “Don’t Stop Believing.” The band “Pawnz” provided the music for the occasion. “Because the band was good and therefore more expensive, we needed to raise the price of tickets $2,” explained junior Mary Kel- lams, Chi Kappa Chi president. After paying the $1300 worth of expenses, profits from this “tra- ditional” dance went towards charity. The organization spon- sored a $500 scholarship, gave parties for underprivileged chil- dren and helped out older people. “Overall the dance went really well. All the dance preparations went smoothly and everyone I’ve talked to seemed to enjoy them- selves,” concluded Mary. “I had a really great time at the dance. The band was especially good, because it played songs ev- eryone knew so everyone danced,” said Sandy Mason, sen- ior. “It took me two whole weeks to get up the courage to ask someone to Chi. Now I know what guys go through all the time,” explained senior Rebecca Labowitz. “I think it’s a good idea for the girls to do the asking once in a while. It takes the pressure off of the guys,” agreed junior Ralph Thornes. Although competition is usually reserved for basketball games or wrestling meets, Chi joined in the competition. Students gave up one weekend of normal activity for a chance to “kick up their heels” and “boogey down.” KEEPING WARM WITH her date’s jack et, junior Tammy Merritt dances with her girlfriends and awaits her date’s return. STEPPING IN TIME to the music, senior Nick Navarro rocks with the 305 other peo- ple on the dance floor. —Chi 63— TIRED OUT FROM all the dancing, sen- iors Lunetta Frank and Karl Meyer take a break and rest their feet. LOCATING THE SHELL with their friends’ names on it, senior Ron Pasko lifts his date, freshman Michelle Robbins, into the air so she can pull it down. LETTING LOOSE AT Post Prom, sopho mores Anne Higgins and Mike Dillon jam to the music of the band “Duchess.” snags roned out Promgoers take it all in stride T he runner took a deep breath, raised his head and opened his eyes. Looking ahead at the long track, he noticed the row of hurdles, an- ticipating the strife and toil await- ing him in the race. Just as the hurdler anxiously prepared to conquer the obstacles in the race, the Junior Class also had many hurdles to overcome in preparing for the May 15 Prom. Late in October after Homecom- ing activities ceased, members of the Class Executive Council (CEC) began searching for a place to hold Post Prom. After contacting multi- tudes of establishments, the Class finally found a hall, the After Four Supper Club in Cedar Lake. “It was unfortunate that we had to choose a place that was rather far away. Every place nearby was already booked or could not ac- commodate us,” explained Junior Class co-sponsor Mrs. Cheryl Jo- seph, librarian. Months passed and the juniors busied themselves with prepara- tions for “Endless Love.” The class decided on a south sea island decorating theme and another ob- stacle presented itself: lack of vol- unteers to help with decorations. “It would have helped us a lot more if there had been a greater number of people interested in helping out,” said Mr. Jerry Jo- seph, Junior Class co-sponsor. “Mike Chelich (senior) helped us immensely because he’s so talent- ed and has had a lot of experience decorating and things,” added Mrs. Joseph. Another hurdle the class suc- cessfully faced was Friday night before Prom when the Junior Class started to hang the murals on the wall, and they blew down. Saturday, they found their decora- tions on the floor due to the strong air conditioning circulating through the vents. “It also was dif- ficult to decorate due to taping rules, as well as the set back be- cause of the strong air condition- ing,” explained Mr. Joseph. Money provided another obsta- cle to be overcome. Ticket sales went very slowly. “We had to ex- tend the deadline to get enough couples to break even and pay for the two bands,” said junior Alice Clark, CEC vice president. Saturday morning dawned sun- ny and bright. The boys picked up their tuxedoes and washed their cars, while the girls started getting ready in the early morning and picked up their dates’ bouton- nieres. But as the couples began their travels from house to house for “home pictures,” the skies blackened. What had started out as a perfectly sunny day ended up in an hour rainstorm between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. Creating another problem, the storm blew out a transformer in the high school, knocking the air conditioning out of service. “Dur- ing dinner, the absence of the cool air was almost unnoticed. It held dinner up due to the loss of some power, but once the kids started dancing, the heat became almost unbearable,” said Mr. John Mar- shak, assistant principal. Nevertheless, the 183 couples, after taking pictures and attending pre-Prom parties, sat down to a 7 p.m. chicken kiev dinner. “We had another mess-up concerning serv- ing. It was hard for the freshmen to know when to serve and clear food, so it ran a little slow,” said Mrs. Joseph. LONG HOURS OF dancing can work up a real appetite. Seniors Adam Yorke, Steve Koufos and Russ Gluth munch out on some much needed sustenance to build up their energy for Post Prom dancing. — Prom 65 — CAUGHT IN THE air, junior Jeff Zudock and senior Eva Zygmunt get into the music of “Stonewood Fox” at Prom, despite the heat. AFTER HELPING THE Junior Class out by serving the chicken kiev dinner, fresh- men Mike Delgado and Dave Cerajewski take a break, sampling some fruit punch from the fountain. A SOUTH SEA island effect is attained by transforming the cafeteria posts into palm trees as junior Reggie Zurad attaches a palm branch to the pole. WEAVING THROUGH THE dance floor, junior George Shinkan, sophomore Kim Hittle, senior Luis Salazar, juniors So- nia Tosiou and Terry Gates bunny hop to “Celebration.” Ironed cont. “Serving was lots of fun. It got confusing because many tables were waiting for food and some tables wanted to be served fast, but after that, it wasn’t too hard,” said freshman Mike Delgado. After dinner, the band “Stonewood” began to play, en- tertaining the 183 couples for three hours of dancing and boo- geying down. “The juniors did a real good job of picking bands. They were excellent to dance to,” exclaimed senior Claire Dixon. As Prom ended at 11:30 p.m., students made their way to the After Four Supper Club for three more hours of dancing and refresh- ments. The band “Duchess” pro- vided the music. “The students were so well behaved. It is so nice to be asked back to a place after Post Prom,” said Mrs. Joseph. “The whole night was great,” said junior Jeff Zudock. “I think it was worth the $5 increase.” The juniors felt it was necessary to add $5 to the previous year’s ticket price due to inflation. “We ended up spending about $8,200. We felt we were justified in raising the price,” said Mr. Joseph. Additionally, the class needed to raise prices because “good bands cost at least $500 these days,” explained junior secretary- treasurer Sue Wojcik. The 366 students straggled out of Post Prom at 3:30 a.m. bleary eyed from lack of sleep. Most cou- ples headed home to catch a few hours of shut eye. Many students were up at the crack of dawn to attend a breakfast and spend somewhat of a rainy day at the beach, at a friend’s cottage or at Great America. The obstacle course challenged the Junior Class. As each “disas- ter” appeared, they faced it as best as they could. “Overall, I think we did a pretty good job,” concluded Sue. WARDING OFF THE chilly night air, ju- nior Julie Nowak wears her date junior Dan Hurley’s tuxedo jacket over her dress for warmth as they enter the hall at the After Four Supper Club in Cedar Lake. — Prom 67 — FINDING A FLAW in her make-up mo- ments before going on stage, senior Debbie Peterson adds finishing touches. HOPING THAT HIS proposal is accept ed, junior Dan Slpkosky convinces senior Amy Johnson of the importance of their marriage. WHILE THE SABBATH is ushered in, the cast chants “Sunrise, Sunset” as the Sabbath candles shine. WITH THREATS OF murder, the ghost of Mrs. Lazar Wolf, alumna Katie Helminski ap- pears haunting Tevye in his nightmare. — 68 Musical — — Musical 69 — tradition Tevye faces shifting world IN HOPES OF persuading his wife Golde, alumna Ann Stepniewski, alumnus Rick Parbst, Tevye, awakes during the night with a nightmare of his daughter’s upcom- ing marriage. L ong dusty roads, rolling hill- sides, vast acres of farmland and the village fiddler pluck- ing his instrument atop the farm- house roof set the scene for the story of a Russian Jewish family. The story centers on this family’s ability to cope with the problems of a changing world or keeping an- cient traditions. The curtain opened to present the musical, “Fiddler on the Roof” on June 1 1- 13. Fifty-five cast members present- ed the melodramatic musical. “It was an excellent cast,” with “no weak characters in the principle parts. There was an abundance of good singing, as well as the good MUSICAL PRODUCTIONS DO take more than just actors, as junior Mary Mika- lian pounds in the last nail and adds the finishing touches to the town set. spirit of the chorus in their parts,” stated Mr. Richard Holmberg, musical director. The large chorus could have been detrimental to the produc- tion, yet according to alumni Rick Parbst, who played Tevye, “the chorus was really held together by the underclassman. They really had a great deal of dedication and held the musical together.” As the cast members joined to- gether to get through the practices and dress rehearsals, twenty-four hours before the opening night performance, complications arose. Senior Suzanne El Naggar, playing the role of the matchmak- er, Yenta, was stricken with pneu- monia and sent to the hospital. English teacher Ms. Kathy Dartt, choreographer, assumed the role of Yenta, although “she had never rehearsed the role on stage be- fore,” related drama director Mr. Gene Fort. “I was very excited and also nervous. I felt like I had butterflies in my stomach. I was not sure I would remember all of my lines,” explained Ms. Dartt. Ms. Dartt was not the only per- son who experienced butterflies as the curtain rose. “The job of as- suming a character from a hun- dred years ago is a very difficult job when you’re living today,” ex- pressed junior Larry Braman, Mendel, the rabbi’s son. Andy Yerkes, senior, playing the role of Fyedka, a Russian soldier, felt “the emotions of a young cossack torn between his duty and love for ‘an outsider’.” “It was different from myself. It took a great deal out of me,” added Rick. Before the casting of characters the funding for the musical had to be arranged. “The cost of produc- ing a musical is an expensive pro- position,” explained Miss Annette Wisniewski, business director. The musical’s cost of materials, such as props, make-up, and construction totaled $8,923. “We cut all the corners we could and still had a good show. If you have a good show, people will come and see it and that’s what happened,” Miss Wisniewski con- tinued. With the financial obligations met, the problems of Tevye, his family and the town of Anatevka all seemed to disappear as the house-lights came on and the cast received a standing ovation. " DID HE HURT you when he hit you Ju- lie?” asks Carrie Pipridge, senior Debbie Peterson to Julie Jordon, senior Rebecca Schoup when they were discussing Julie’s married life with Billy Bigelow. DOUGHNUTS AND COFFEE are the re ward for a hard day’s work of clam digging. The captain, senior Phil Pramuk, and a sail- or, junior Dan Stevenson sing for their sup- per outside Nettie Fowler ' s house. EXPRESSING HIS DOUBTS due to his present state of unemployment, Billy Bige- low, portrayed by senior John George, complains to Julie Jordon, Rebecca Schoup. — 70 Musical ’82 — L ights flashed, bears danced, and the merry- go-round was in full mo- tion as the orchestra played and the curtain rose. The musical “Carousel” was presented May 27-30, two weeks prior to the traditionally allotted week for musicals. “The date was changed for more staff student in- volvement and better attendance. It’s just easier to function all to- gether, work with the administra- tion, sell tickets, control seniors and communicate with students rather than when school is out,” explained Musical Director Mr. Richard Holmberg, choir teacher. “On the other hand, it makes it more difficult with school all day. It was like two jobs,” commented Dramatic Director Mr. Gene Fort, history teacher. Problems arose with practices four days a week and three to four hours a day. “Last year when not in school, practices were later and you could sleep in and not worry about homework or time,” explained senior Debbie Peterson. “There was no time for homework and my grades dropped drastically; it wasn’t even funny,” complained junior Jim Condes. “It shouldn’t be during the school year, because you’re pushed for homework at the end of the year, now you’re just too tired to do it,” said Jim. Despite some negative reac- tions, the curtain rose on four con- secutive nights with an enthusias- tic cast and a total of 2,100 people in attendance during the run. “It was a good show; the kids worked hard. It took a lot of dedication and hard work. It’s not always fun as people think it is,” explained Mr. Fort. Besides the large chorus of 91, the role of Billy Bigelow was dou- ble cast, played both by seniors Steve Koufos and John George. Mr. Fort stated his reasoning be- hind it as, “there were two people who were equally talented, and I felt that they both should have an equal chance.” He further ex- plained that double casting is com- monplace in other schools. “The budget was one of the big- gest obstacles in this year’s musi- cal,” explained Ms. Annette Wis- niewski, guidance counselor. The budget for the musical was about $8,000, which included $1,800 for the professional orchestra and $3,200 for costume rental fees. Ms. Winsiewski stated that Mrs. Audrey Bussert, assistant drama director, used up all the old make- up and Mrs. Phyllis Braun, props mistress, used props from flea markets to keep costs low. For crew and cast members, the musical became their means of so- cializing. Christine Johnson, fresh- man crew member, cheerfully stated, “it’s fun and interesting and you meet and like a lot of new people.” “It’s just fun being back- stage and seeing things work,” added freshman crew member Joan Kiernan. Sophomore Karen Pfister, chorus member added, “You see a lot of friends you don’t get to see in school and you get to spend time with them.” Even though time spun the car- ousel quicker than ever, students adjusted because the show must go on INVITATIONS TO ALL pretty girls abound as senior Steve Koufos, portraying Billy Bigelow, lures all potential customers onto the carousel. GATHERING HER HAIR into a bun, sophomore Karen Pfister transforms her- self into a New Englander from the 1890’s. — Musical ' 82 71 — ADDING TINTED TRANSPARENT plastic to spot light covers, crew members freshman Carl Pfister and junior George Malek help prepare for the play’s opening night. CROSS WORDS FLY freely back and forth between Keith Burgess, played by ju- nior Dan Sipkosky, and Judith Canfield, played by junior Terri Case, on whether or not Jean should go to Hollywood. Jean Maitland, portrayed by senior Sharon Grambo, sides flirtatiously with Keith. BRINGING GOOD AND bad news, Keil Burgess, played by junior Dan Sipkosk informs Terrie Randall, played by senfc Suzanne ElNaggar, that he had sold li play, but she didn’t have the lead. — 72 “A Stage Door” — chance B a aps at door Large cast allows for new faces WHILE WAITING IN the lobby, Mrs. Shaw, portrayed by senior Nancy Rzonca, introduces her daughter Linda, portrayed by junior Anne Higgins, and her beau, Lou Milhause, played by junior John Hein, to Dr. Randall, portrayed by sophomore Mike Dillon. P erhaps at one time in a little boy or girl’s life they had a dream of fame and fortune. In the theater, fame and fortune are synonymous with Broadway. “A Stage Door,” presented on Nov. 13, 14, 20 and 21, showed a more realistic side of the so-called ‘‘fame and fortune” found on Broadway. It was a story about as- piring actresses in a boarding house and followed them through the trials and tribulations of show biz from bottom to top. “A Stage Door” was chosen be- cause the play involved a large cast. According to Ms. Linda Au- bin, Drama Director and English teacher, “plays with large casts should be chosen about every oth- er year so anyone who wants to be in a play would have a fairly good chance to be in one.” On the other hand, Suzanne ElNaggar, who por- trayed Terri Randall, pointed out, “performance level was not as high with all the new faces. How- ever, they did their best and gained some acting experience.” While preparing for the play, a considerable number of difficulties were encountered. Because of the large cast, many people quit the play for various reasons. A large turnover was encountered and many understudies were used, “and then some,” added Ms. Au- bin. Several other major difficulties were also faced during the produc- tion. No one was available to be Assistant Technical Director until a friend of Ms. Aubin’s volun- teered to do the job. Also, the audi- torium walls and ceiling were painted two weeks before the per- formance, interfering with the scheduled rehersals. “A Stage Door” only required one scene so the set was finished early. ‘‘The actors and crew worked hard and well together,” said crew member George Malek, junior. The turnout at all of the perfor- mances were good, according to Ms. Aubin. “All we have to do is break even and pay for all our ex- penses,” she explained. “I didn’t quite know what to ex- pect when I went to the play. I was really impressed because every- one seemed to do the best that they could which made the play really enjoyable for the audience to watch. You could tell they cared,” said Dawn Smallman, sen- ior, who had seen the play. So, as “A Stage Door” closed, it gave a more realistic view to a child’s dream of “show biz.” DISCUSSION CENTERED AROUND the big night out on the town, Bernice Nei- meyer, played by freshman Jody Jarich, Big Mary, played by sophomore Sherra Stewart, and Little Mary, played by junior Jenny Olds, prepare to leave the boarding house. DURING A HEATED moment, seniors Suzanne ElNaggar, who portrayed Terri Randall, and Scott Sponberg, who por- trayed David Kingsley, argue whether the stage or the theater is more important. — " A Stage Door” 73 — EVEN MISSING AN actress at a rehears- al, Luisa’s part is filled by sophomore Abby Labowitz. The bandit, El Gallow, played by senior Jeff Walcutt, tries to take Luisa from her father Bellomy, played by sophomore Jim Krawczyk. DISPLAYING HIS INDEPENDENCE, Matt, played by sophomore Mike Dillon, tells his father that he can find his own bride. PIANO, AUTOHARP AND guitar pro vide music for “Fantasticks.” Juniors Jean- ette Gustat and Allison Langer practice the musical selections at a dress rehearsal. PLAYING A MIME, sophomore Anne Higgins becomes part of the wall which sep- arates Matt’s family from Luisa’s family. — 74 “Fantasticks” — audience akes stage Theater-in-round: a novel act I t could have been the past, pre- sent or future — almost any- time. This was the setting for the spring play musical, “Fantas- ticks,” presented March 25, 26 and 27. It was a modern play in which the audience became direct- ly involved with the performance. Instead of sitting in the “house” or auditorium, the audience sat on the stage, almost in a theater-in- the-round approach. The actors spoke play lines directly to the au- dience, who flanked the stage on three sides. “Having the audience up on the stage is a new style of drama. It gives a more intimate atmosphere and takes different staging,” ex- plained Drama Club Director, Ms. Linda Aubin, English teacher. “ ‘Fantasticks’ was chosen be- cause it was something different. Drama Club’s purpose is to teach drama through experience and to learn what to do and what not to do,” added Ms. Aubin. From acting in “Fantasticks,” “I learned to communicate more which got me more into my part. I could see the audience’s expres- sion instead of waiting for the ap- plause when the audience sits in the house,” said junior Terri Case, who played the daughter, Luisa. In addition, the actors “needed to learn to direct the lines to all three sides of the stage, so the au- dience could participate in the happenings of the play,” added Student Director and Choreo- grapher, Sharon Grambo, senior. “Less scenery and props were needed. Instead, the actors chal- lenged the audience’s imagination, leaving a lot up to their minds,” said Assistant Student Director, Suzanne ElNaggar, senior. As the audience joined the ac- tors on stage for a more “cozy and comfortable” atmosphere, Drama Club learned many new things about acting through “Fantas- ticks.” “Most importantly, the ac- tors learned that the people watching the play are harmless,” concluded Suzanne. WITH THE HELP of the audience’s DRESS REHEARSALS PROVIDE time imagination, a wall is erected between for careful scrutiny. Ms. Linda Aubin, Dra- Luisa, played by junior Terri Case, and ma Director and English teacher, checks Matt, played by sophomore Mike Dillon, senior Kim Clause’s makeup and suggests while he proclaims his love for her. a few minor changes. — “Fantasticks " 75 — —76 SWEATSHIRT DRESSING IS not limited to the pages of a fashion magazine. Junior Melanie Santare does her own thing by wearing sweatpants, one of the newest style. ADDING SOME PIZAZZ to his jersey, senior Vince Pokrifcak follows a fad by tying a bandana around his neck. 1981-82 was a good year for — a and id Crazes 1981 -’82 was a good year for... Something had happened. Over the sum- mer the school had revamped itself. The building seemed revitalized instead of clogged with construction. The North Build- ing was still being rebuilt after the Oct. 11, 1980 fire, “but the rest of the school was 99% completed,” said Principal Dr. David Dick. Not only will 1981-82 be remembered for its lack of disruptiveness in the school year, but it will also be remembered for other reasons. From the end of the summer until the middle of November, students ea- gerly awaited the return of the Rolling Stones. “Even though they announced tick- et sales during school, I was lucky enough to get a ticket. It was an unforgettable con- cert,” exclaimed junior Karen DeCola. In addition, students sought out enter- tainment through soap operas. A big event in soap opera history was the well-publi- cized wedding of Luke Spencer and Laura Baldwin on General Hospital. Every- where, one found memorabilia relating to the soaps such as “All My Children” t- shirts. “Daytime and nighttime soaps have become really popular. People can watch them and laugh at the ridiculous situations, realizing that their problems aren’t as big as those of the characters on the soaps,” relat- ed senior Leslie Doyle. Students will also look back on the record low cold weather (-26°F), storms and snow. “I don’t mind the snow from the end of November through March, but when we had nine inches of snow in April, I started wondering when it was all going to end,” said junior George Shinkan. In fashion, the preppy look took a back seat to sweatshirt dressing, western and prairie looks, mini skirts, ruffles, bandanas and jean jackets. “I like the new styles be- cause almost anything goes. You can have a lot more freedom in dressing because ev- eryone develops their own styles,” added junior Melanie Santare. Bookstores, supermarkets and news- stands crowded their shelves with the mind boggling Rubik’s cube, as well as books sup- plying the “trick” of solving the brain-teas- er. “Rubik’s cube is fascinating and frustrat- ing. You can sit for hours fussing with it and still only figure out one or two sides,” said sophomore Eric Christy. One saw students toying with many var- ieties of electronic games. These games OARTMOUn ranged from simple tennis games to intri- cate games of strategy-filled football. At home, video recorders and games became favorites. “Video games such as Pac-Man and Space Invaders were so fun and addic- tive that it was almost impossible to stop playing and start doing my homework,” said sophomore Ricky Dernulc. Students also filled spare time going to the movies. The most popular films includ- ed “On Golden Pond,” “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” “Chariots of Fire,” “Reds,” “Ar- thur,” and locally filmed “Four Friends.” “The movies were really superb and worth seeing. Lately however, the quality of films has been so poor that it wasn’t worth the $4 to go see them,” stated senior Bill Whitted. Although 1982 represented the Year of the Dog to the Chinese, it meant much more to students and faculty alike. They took in stride the quality of the movies being played and the bitter cold, record setting winter. Memories of 1982 will reflect a year of space shuttles, space invaders, sweat- shirt dressing and a soap opera which can- didly captured the attention of a nation. WAITING AFTER SCHOOL for a ride to her daily tennis practice, junior Lori Goldberg jams to the Roll- ing Stones on her Sony Walkman while finishing her homework assignment for the next day. PUTTING A RUBIK ' S cube back together some- times proves a lot easier than trying to solve the intri- cate puzzle. Freshemen Kenny Reister and Eugene Schwartzman piece their Rubik’s cube back together after spilling the parts on the floor. ■ — 1981-82 was a good year for 77 — DESPITE THE HINDERANCE of crutches, senior Tom Hriso gladly hobbles to the podium to receive his diploma from School Board Trustee Paul Lang. ADJUSTING TIES, CAPS, and gowns. Assistant Principal John Marshak straight- ens the students before they reach the podi- um. — 78 Graduation — caps ossed high Celebration begins for Class of ’82 A s Senior Class President announced Helenka Ze- man, the last name, caps, balloons, and confetti filled the fieldhouse air. At last, the 369 graduates realized that their four long years of high school had come to an end. Salutatorian Suzanne ElNaggar pointed out in her address that as freshmen and sophomores the class was recognized by faculty and administrators as a class with much school spirit. As juniors, they had put on a prom which sold out and twenty one couples searched for extra tickets. Finally as seniors, no one could forget the float “Foz- zie Bear” . . . and now the time had come . . . graduation. WITH ALLEVIATION AND sorrow, sen- ior Chris Roman embraces a former class- mate after the commencement ceremony. Commencement began at 2 p.m. in the fieldhouse. After the customary processional march, Reverend Charles H. Feiler deliv- ered his invocation to the soon-to- be graduates and their families and relatives. Soon Valedictorian Lucy Yu gave the class charge, and Suzanne recognized the Sen- ior Class’ hardships and accom- plishments. Besides the speeches, the Senior Concert Choir and or- chestra performed a few selec- tions. The long awaited moment final- ly came as the presentations of di- plomas were given by Principal Dr. David Dick, Superintendent Dr. Wallace Underwood and School Board Trustees. The ACCOMPANYING THE CHOIR, sen iors Karen Houk and Mike Speranza pro- vide rhythm in a presentation of “Anthems for Spring.” unique part about the presenta- tion came as four School Board Trustees presented diplomas to their own son or daughters, which made the ceremony more person- al. Following the last diploma, Dr. Dick gave the long awaited com- mand “will the graduating Class of ’82 please move your tassles to the right,” as the proud relatives clapped and the seniors broke into a cheer. Senior Class sponsor Mr. Donald Fortner, business teacher, quieted the class down, as he deliv- ered the Benediction. As the last piece of confetti flut- tered to the gym floor, the proud graduates filed out, ready to take the next step. FULFILLING THEIR POSITIONS as class leaders, senior Lucy Yu presents the valedictory address and senior Salutatorian Suzanne ElNaggar reviews the class’ achievements over the past four years. — Graduation 79 — WINDOW SHOPPING GIVES senior Gretchen Guyer some ideas about current fashions. Living in a small town doesn’t hamper Gretchen’s style for she can keep up to date by shopping at Riv er Oaks. ) ft LOST IN THE “Land of the Giants” seniors , , 4 Sylvia Galante and Amy Johnson are merely dots in the scenery in comparison to Chicago’s f j skyscrapers. They stop to view the Chicago Riv- er while walking. iNA TO Tan 1 7k • Am»h v H A C»« • m law I Tafmtnai t - Auth " ' •M M.U OBEYING THE PEDESTRIAN sign seniors Amy Johnson and Sylvia Galante halt amidst the speeding Windy City traffic, waiting for the “WALK” signal. , . 1 M unster NEXT RIGHT [CHICAGO 1hIH.HH • ' Hi ji «iHp ft w I «jff — 80 Small Town Syndrome — AO UN »ii« n d U S 41 1 uburbia U.S.A. Small town innocence gains big town advantages n 4 “Hey there! You say you’re from Mun- ster? Isn’t that where they make all the cheese? You guys, check out this kid — He is from Munster!” “Well, I’ve heard of Muncie near Indiana- polis but never of Monster near Chicago!” “Is Munster even on the map?” Living in Munster, one is often bombard- ed with jokes and snide remarks like these when traveling outside of the Calumet Re- gion. It is true that Munster isn’t on every map because it’s a small town of 21,000 residents. However, Munster is not a typical Midwestern “hick” town. Munster is a suburb of Chicago with all the advantages of the big city close at hand. Hop on an expressway going northwest and within a half hour, Chicago. “Living in Mun- ster, we have all the advantages of Chicago such as the museums, parks, concerts and Michigan Avenue. But, we aren’t directly affected by crime or bothered by the crowds,” said Kristine Mager, junior. Of course Munster doesn’t have a boom- ing shopping mall, “but it doesn’t bother me. I can go 20 minutes in any direction and there is a shopping mall at which to shop,” explained senior Cheryl Brazel. Even though Munster doesn’t house its own movie theater, neighboring towns do. Students flock to River Oaks, Ridge Plaza or Griffith Park to catch one of the latest flicks. “If Munster had a movie theater, it would draw in a lot of outside people into Munster. I guess it cuts down on problems,” surmised Cheryl. Furthermore, Munsterites also take Lake Michigan for granted. Indian Dunes, West Beach and many other nearby beaches pro- vide sand, sun and fun for all the town’s beach bums. The lake also houses many students’ cot- tages. These “homes away from home” provide for a means of escape from the confines of suburbanite life. “Having a cot- tage on the lake is very convenient. I can drive up for the weekend at my cottage and return Monday, relaxed and ready for a week of work. It’s a chance to get away from everything.” said senior Eric Golden- berg. Undoubtedly, Munster is a small town in size, yet “We’re not living with the cows on the farm surrounded by cornfields,” con- cluded Kristine. N 4 lumi Hafboi » Valpaiat 4 Michigan 10 ••ddlabut tt Mow U 17 Angola I 1.1 latlgoml Ini 10 444 CATCHING SOME RAYS on one of Lake Michigan’s bountiful McNair and seniors Debbie Poi, Chris Snyder and Brenda Miller get beaches can be fun. Claiming their “spot” on the beach, junior Heidi ready for a day of sand and sun. MAKING SURE HIS muscles are stretched in prepara- tion for the meet, junior Chris Rodriguez uses a nearby pipe for support. GREAT CONCENTRATION AND force is exerted by junior Chris Keil as she spikes the ball over the net during volleyball practice. THE CONFERENCE MEET is one of the highlights of the season. Determined to beat his opponent, Chris Ig- natz, Outstanding Tennis Freshman, returns a powerful backhand shot. — 82 Athletics Divison — Athletics Making it all worthwhile “It’s not whether you win or lose, it’s how you play the game.” This popular adage is commonly professed by coaches everywhere to motivate their team members. Yet here coaches, team members, and fans broke the meaning of this regimented motto, extending it beyond its normal realm. Mustangs treated their victories, as well as their defeats, with equal respect. Whether it was the Boys’ Tennis Team advancing to Semi-State or the football team finishing with an above 500 record, the enthusiasm of the fans never weakened. Undying support saw the Girls’ Swim Team to a ninth place State finish, and the Girls’ Volleyball Team fall short of their season goal of a Secional title. Breaking the mold also involved sideliners, or benchwarmers, with as much honor as the most active participants. Team members proved that pride and spirit were just as attainable while cheering as they were out on a court or field. Whether they were cries of victory or tears of defeat, fans and team members welcomed the chance to compete. This encouraging attitude made athletics worth while proving that we don’t fit the mold, we break it. GIVING IT ALL you’ve got can sometimes cost you more than you think. Coach Carmi Thorton applies some basic first-aide to junior Debbie Render during a volley- bail practice. — Athletic Division 83 — PEP TALKS OF a different kind. At the Hammond High Wildcat Invitational Wrestling Coach Dennis Haas and Whiting Coach William Rebey exchange tac- tics, strategies, and goals for their teams. NERVOUSLY AWAITING HIS first match of the tourney, junior Tim Agerter attempts to relax his tense muscles. — 84 Before the game — re t he Game Invaluable and necessary rituals for athletes Hey! Save me some of those chocolate covered gum drops. And make sure you don’t eat all of my peanut butter and bolo- gna sandwich, you animals. Hey Tom, Can I have a bite of your banana cream pie? If this sounds as if these characters have not eaten for days, you are practically cor- rect. Although eating is a national pastime, to these high school wrestlers, it is only one of the pre-game activities after a mandatory weigh-in before a meet. In an attempt to regain their strength and to fill their growl- ing stomachs, they will devour anything in sight after controlling their appetite for days, even weeks, in order to wrestle at a certain weight class. “Dieting is probably the most difficult thing about wrestling, we literally starve ourselves to make weight. Not all the wres- tlers have to watch their weight, but for those of us that do, we have it rough,” ad- mitted freshman Mike Delgado. Contrary to the wrestlers’ pre-meet ac- tivities, some athletes have little energy to pl ay unless they have their stomachs filled to the maximum. Some of these foods con- sist of a high protein sirloin steak to a quick energy fructose tablet. While many athletes diet or indulge in eating, others ready themselves by getting fired up with their coach’s pep talks. Al- though Munster High does not have a Knute Rockne, coaches still give it their best shot to mentally prepare their team before a game. “I try to instill confidence in my team and I emphasize the importance of a team effort. These two factors are the most im- portant and without them it is almost impos- sible to win,” explained head basketball coach Mr. David Knish. Unfortunately, the teams do not always have the home court advantage. Therefore, athletes find themselves enduring a long, boring bus ride to a far away school. Team members waste no time in falling off to a deep, restful sleep. While on the other hand, others find themselves too nervous to even close their eyes. Their stomachs stop digesting, palms become sweaty, and they find themselves a nervous wreck. Ultimately, thoughts of confidence and satisfaction from the pre-game binge fill the athletes’ minds preparing them for their up- coming competition. INSTRUCTING THEIR TEAM on game strategies, head Basketball Coach David Knish and Assistant Var- sity Coach Jack King, attempt to mentally prepare their team before a game. AFTER DIETING FOR days and weeks, junior Pat Sannito and freshmen Todd Fulkerson and Dave Cera- jewski hungrily take the opportunity to replenish their appetites before the start of a wrestling tournament. — Before the game 85 — EARLY IN THE game. Coach Dave Knish yells to his guard where to position himself against his Hammond High opponent. As the game progresses, Coach Knish generally removes his jacket in the heat of the game. SHOWING THEIR SPIRIT by cheering as the come out of the locker rooms, the team prepares for their meet against South Bend Riley. -86 Sjq ns from the ommunication Tricks Signs from the side Stop. No crossing. Do not enter. While street signs direct motorists in travel, other signs not found on street corners indicate mood and motion as well as direction. A coach in thought, a teammate in tears, and a referee’s hand movements all represent signs from the sides. A sign, an action, or a gesture conveyed an idea or a feeling and was a major part of an athlete’s life. They indicate what has happened to a team or an individual. “Coaches play an important role when it comes to signs, because they tell us the plan for our next moves,” stated Roger Teller, senior football player. AMUSED BY THE previous play, junior Mark Goz- decki grimaces as the others attentively watch the game. WITH THE BALL called dead, Coach Leroy Marsh signals a play from the sidelines in hopes of gaining the needed yardage. “A coach usually knows the opponents strong points as well as the weak points and knows how to handle the team as far as strategic plans. When plans are needed, they tell us beforehand as well as from the sides,” explained senior basketball player John Zajac as he practiced his shots. Although coaches plan their signs, the fans’ unpredicted emotions indicated the mood of the game. Pep Club, the band, and the cheerleaders all express how they feel with shouts of “V-I-C-T-O-R-Y” as a Mus- tang-favored game progressess, or a ner- vous hush fills the air when defeat ap- proaches. “To see everyone enjoying the game makes us enjoy it much more. For example, the Highland football game was the best when it came to spirit as we heard everyone shouting for our success,” commented Jeff Zudock, junior football player. Success or failure in play may be deter- mined by a referee’s official signs of calling a play foul or setting an intercoach contro- versy; a referee follows the movement of the game. Using hand signals to “stop the clock” or swinging his arms diagnally in front of him to assure the team that the player is safe, the referee holds unbiased control over the game’s outcome. “For a swimmer the signs may vary from the sound of the gun to start, to signs held underwater indicating the number of laps left as in the 500 free,” stated Doug Heinz, senior swimmer. Whether it be swimming, football, or any other sport, signs are found both emotional- ly as well as officially. These signs predict the game’s progress as well as the outcome. As traffic signs direct motorists, signs from the sides seem to direct players in their games. UNDER THE WATCHFUL eyes of teammates Mau reen Morgan, Kim Hittle, sophomores, trainer Ann McDonald and the referee, junior Joi Wilson bumps the ball over the net. AFTER SEEING THE Mustangs score a touchdown against Valparaiso, students show their support by cheering. CAREFULLY WATCHING HIS calorie intake, sen ior Joe Nelson eats a low calorie salad for lunch in order to make his weight class. PERFORMING A GRANDE roll, senior Coleman Sills demonstrates the proper technique of the move to teammates Tom Biedron and Mark Kaegebien, sen- iors, as they tiredly observe his form. Athletic Equipment Costs Football Helmet $56 Shoulder Pads $35 Rib Pads $15 Hip Pads $15 Thigh Pads $5 Knee Pads $4 Shoes $30 Shirt-shorts $8 Socks (three pairs) $6 Supporter $2 Two Game Jerseys $45 Two Pair Game Pants $35 Practice Jersey $12 Practice Pants $10 Mouth Piece ii $279 Swimming Goggles $5 Sweats $50 Speedo $8 $63 Senior Doug Heinz. Senior Al Nowack — 88 Athletic Costs — Inflation for being an athlete involves injuries, time “Wow! I finally made the Varsity Base- ball team. Hey, I might even receive my letter this year,” boasted a senior team member. (One week later) “I can’t believe him. That crazy coach actually expects me to buy new shoes, a glove, a bat and cover the fee for my uniform. I’m sure that will prob- ably run me at least $75 (or more),” he angrily complained. This is just one example of how high school students must pay the cost of being an athlete. However, baseball players are not the only athletes faced with this eco- nomic situation. Tennis players must pro- vide themselves with their own shoes, which are not the regular “run of the mill” shoes. Most tennis team members insist on wear- ing the finest leather tennis shoes ranging from $30-$50 and using an assortment of rackets to suit their playing conditions and strategies. Likewise, cross country and track team members, basketball and football players, as well as wrestlers find themselves invest- ing money into quality shoes, shorts, shirts and sweats that are a necessity. Economically is not the only way students find themselves “paying” to be athletes. They must also sacrifice hours of after school time, Saturday mornings, and vaca- tions for practices. “Instead of working, I spent my after school and free time practic- ing for sports. In order to become a prosper- ous athlete, it is necessary to devote a lot of your free time to a sport,” stated senior Joe Nelson. Unfortunately, students paid the cost of being an athlete by enduring injuries. Even less physical sports such as swimming or gymnastics provide the risk of injuries. “Just like other athletes, gymnasts are very accessible to injuries, especially leg injuries. I suffered a severe knee injury during the season,” explained sophomore Lisa Trilli. “Boy, I never really quite realized how many ways a student has to “pay” to be an athlete. I guess you really must be dedi- cated to whatever sport you compete in,” the senior team member concluded. WITH THE HELP of gymnastics coach Miss Rhonda Gunder, freshmen Debbie Dillon perfects her uneven parallel bars routine during an after school practice. INSTEAD OF BEING nestled in their warm beds on a Saturday morning, senior Jenny Beck and sophomore Lori Loudermilk find scrimmaging during practices ex- hausing. H i 4 Starting practices in the summer really improved our overall performance. We were able to improve our games for the season. senior Jeff Markowicz 9 WITH A LOOK of determi- nation, senior co-captain Jeff Markowicz extends his arm enabling him to return the ball, winning the volley. — 90 Boys’ Tennis — PRACTICING HIS BACKHAND swing, junior Hal Morris prepares for his upcoming match. WHILE TRYING TO ace his opponent, sophomore Poland Murillo puts forth all his energy into his serve. Boys’ Tennis 10-1 MHS 5 OPP 0 Gavit Hobart 3 2 Lowell 4 1 Highland 4 1 Bishop Noll 4 1 Crown Point 2 3 Morton 5 0 Andrean 5 0 Griffith 4 1 Calumet 4 1 Conference first place Sectionals first place Semi-State DETERMINED TO KEEP the ball in play, feshman Steve Goldberg strains to return his Morton opponent’s serve. Steve defeated his opponent 6-2, 6-2. W3VGm m Netters achieve goal of advancing to Semi-State “Fault.” “Double fault!” “Whose fault? What are you talk- ing about?” asked Joe Stone, con- fused by the constant chattering be- tween the boys. Amused by his question one of the team members began to explain what was going on. “A fault was just a term used by the tennis team after a serve,” he explained as he picked up his rac- quet and continued his game. Preparation involved long hard practices and concentration for the Netters’ season. Practice began in August allowing the Boys’ Tennis Team to improve their form and strategies for the upcoming season. “Starting practices in the sum- mer really improved our overall per- formance,” explained Jeff Markowicz, senior. “We were able to improve our games for the sea- son.” These practices proved reward- ing as the Netters eventually cap- tured both Sectional and Regional crowns. Continuing their desire to win, the tennis team advanced to the Region- al meet. Playing against Crown Point, the boys endured a long bat- tle to obtain the title with a final score of 3-2. Victorious in his singles match, freshman Chris Ignas defeat- ed his Crown Point opponent 6-3, 4- 3. Contributing to the Regional vic- tory, seniors Jeff and Tim Markowicz, along with junior Hal Morris and senior Jake Svardstrom defeated their doubles opponents. “The team played each match with great determination and with a positive attitude,” stated Coach Ed Musselman. The Netters’ dream approached reality as they advanced to Semi- State. Despite losing their first match at Semi-State to South Bend Adams 4-1, the team was satisfied with their results. “The team had a goal of reaching the Semi-State and they accom- plished that goal,” added Coach Musselm an. PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT. The Net ters, through group practice, work to perfect their individual serves. TRYING TO CLEAR the net, senior co- captain Tim Markowicz cautiously swings to put the ball in his opponent’s court. BOYS’ TENNIS TEAM: (front row) Rod Ensley, Chris Ignas, Tracy Hirsch, Mark Al- mase, David Katona, Steve Goldberg, Bill Heuer, Scott Yonover, Brad Yonover. (back row) Coach Ed Musselman, Jeff Goldsch- midt, Jeff Markowicz, Hal Morris, Jake Svardstom, Tim Markowicz, Jeff Walcutt, Dovid Oberlander, Andy Mintz, Roland Mur- illo, Octavio Cordoso, Pat Knutson. Injuries, size, hamper Harriers season record concluded with sixth place at Conference and a seventh place at Sectionals. Season awards went to Ron for Most Valuable Player, junior James Yang and Kirk for Best Mental Atti- tude, junior Dwight Reed for Most Improved, and freshmen Rob Dixon and Tad received the Mustang Colt Award for most outstanding fresh- men. Looking forward to the next sea- son, Coach Bobalik expects a much improved team, losing only Figler. “Everyone will have a year’s cross country experience under his belt, which will make a significant differ- ence in our performance in meets next year,” he explained. Sore muscles, aching feet, and se- vere cases of shin splints hindered the Boys’ Cross Country Team as the logged hundreds of miles throughout the season. Carefully planned practices by the new coach, Mr. John Bobalik, U.S. History teacher, proved tiring to the team. Unlike the other coaches, Mr. Bobalik, an avid run- ner, enjoyed accompanying his team on their long runs. “Coach Bobalik always ran with us in our practices. This was very beneficial to our team because he HOPING TO AVOID injuries, juniors Chris Rodriguez, Ron Polyak, and Dwight Reed stretch their muscles in preparation for the meet. was always pushing and encourag- ing us on,” stated junior Ron Po- lyak. Hampered by injuries, the Mus- tangs lost freshman Tad Taylor and junior co-captian Kirk Billings due to stress fractures, as well as senior co- captain Tom Figler due to a back injury. “We did not have a vast amount of depth in our team. When people got hurt, we had to replace them with younger underclass runners who did not quite have the back- ground and experience to run ex- ceptionally well at the varsity lev- el,” admitted Coach Bobalik. Despite a lack of depth, the ex- tensive practices paid off. The 6-5 Boys’ Cross Country 5-5 MHS Opp Clark 27 28 Crown Point, 89 25 North Newton 81 Hammond Tech 181 Hanover Central 158 Lowell 102 Whiting 31 25 East Chicago Washington 27 28 T.F. South Invitational 16th New Prairie Invitational 15th Highland Invitational 6th Hobart Invitational 13th Lake Suburban Conference 6th Sectionals 7th TAKING A FINAL lap before the meet, junior Mike Sheehy loosens up his muscles. — 92 Boys’ Cross Country — BOYS’ CROSS COUNTRY TEAM: (front WIND SPRINTS ENABLE freshman Rob Dixon, and juniors Ron Polyak and Chris Ro- driguez to prepare for the winding trails of the meet at Dowling Parkl row) James Yang, Brian Karulski, Tad Tay- lor, Dwight Reed, Kirk Billings, (back row) Coach John Bobalik, Rob Dixon, Mike Sheehy, Serbo Simeoni, Christopher Rodri- guez, Ron Polyak, Thomas Figler. IN PREPARTION FOR Sectionals, juniors Dwight Reed and Chris Rodriguez, freshman Rob Dixon, and juniors Ron Polyak, James Yang and Mike Sheehy ready themselves by running a five-mile course. PRE-RACE NERVOUSNESS is expressed by team members Dwight Reed, Chris Rodri- guez, and Mike Sheehy, juniors, as Coach John Bobalik points out the obstacles of the muddy course at the sectional meet. 4 Coach Bobalik always ran with us in our practices. This was very beneficial to our team because he was always pushing and encouraging us on. junior Ron Polyak PSYCHING HIMSELF UP for the long run, junior Ron Polyak, plans his winning strategy before the meet. — Boys’ Cross Country 93 — 4 We may not have had a great season as a team, but individually we were pleased with our results. senior Caroline Paulson DETERMINED TO CUT her time, senior Caroline Paulson continues her run to the finish shoot. THEY ' RE OFF! The Girls’ Cross Country Team pushes forward against their Lowell opponents for a 3 mile run in Community Park. Girls’ Cross Country 3-5-1 Clark Crown Point, Rich South Thornridge Lake Central, Calumet Highland TF North, Merrillville Rebel Invitational Highland Invitational Uliana Classic Conference Sectional MHS OPP 25 27 50 45 34 15 65 52 18 65 15 50 18 18 14 18th Place 12th Place 15th Place 5th Place 10th Place ANTICIPATING THE FINISH, sopho- more Amy Nelson struggles to make her time as she runs in the Highland Invitational. KEEPING UP WITH the pace despite the rain, Lisa Hodges, junior, struggles to pass her Pirate opponent. — 94 Girls’ Cross Country — Teamwork takes on new meaning Teamwork (tem-wurk)n. 1. joint action by a group of people in which individual interests are subordinat- ed to group unity and efficiency. This definition expanded in meaning for the Girls’ Cross Country Team as the team faced a new season. “We may not have had a great season as a team, but individually we were pleased with our results,” explained senior Caroline Paulson. Participation hindered the girls abili- ty as a team. Dwindling from a nine- member team the previous year to a seven-member team, made group action difficult. “Almost everyone on the team had little or no experience, but as the season went on, much improve- ment was shown,” said Amy Nel- son, sophomore. While other students nestled in warm houses, the girls ran in rainy cold weather as low as 48 degrees. “The weather became an impor- tant factor as to whether there would be a meet or not,” explained junior Heidi McNair. As a small inexperienced team, the girls suffered injuries ranging from shin splints to sprained ankles or pulled muscles. These injuries re- sulted in a lack of competitive run- ners for the meets. “We definitely suffered during the season due to injuries. Our ex- perienced runners sat out because of an injury while someone ran for them. With a small team this be- came a critical problem,” Caroline said. It took an individual effort as well as a group effort, but the Girls’ Cross Country team found yet an- other definition for the word team- work — individual unity. FINISHED WITH THE race, sophomore Laura Tavitas makes herself useful as junior Kim Watson records their results and coach Doug Concialdi times. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times Roaring crowds, swaying bleach- ers, and growing tension peaked on Oct. 16 as the scoreboard read 14- 14 sending the Mustangs into over- time with the Highland Trojans. Ju- nior Mike Ramirez hit senior Mike Bukowski with the touchdown to raise the score to 20-14. Ramirez then ran the 2-point conversion as the home crowd roared in approval. Highland’s turn was next . . . On a completed touchdown pass, High- land raised the score to 20-20, but failed their attempt at a conversion to tie the scores. It was over. . .smiles of success glowed on the players’ faces. Over- whelmed with determination and pride, the boys spiritedly ran off the field. “It was the best game of the year, full of excitement for the spectators as well as the players,” explained senior Roger Teller with a grin of satisfaction, remembering the game. To achieve this victory and end the season with a 6-4 record, includ- ing third in the Lake Surburban Conference, the boys spent time practicing, weight training, and building up team unity. SCRAMBLING FOR ADDITIONAL yards, junior quarterback Mike Ramirez (12) streaks down the sideline before being knocked out of bounds. WITH CRUSHING FORCE, senior Vince Pokrifchak (84) and teammates put a sudden halt to their Griffith Panther opponent’s at- tempted touchdown run. The Panthers, how- ever, outscored the Mustangs 21-7. JV Football Morton Lowell Lake Central Griffith Highland Crown Point MHS OPP 13 0 24 0 7 0 20 22 0 26 0 26 ir- . i.. DURING A TIME out, senior John Cera- jewski listens to Coach Leroy Marsh’s game plan before starting the next play. Varsity Football 6-4 MHS OPP 6 0 19 7 0 16 0 21 12 27 22 20 (overtime) 6 7 13 7 13 9 21 7 Valparaiso Hammond Morton Merrillville Lake Central Griffith Highland Mishawaka Marion Calumet Crown Point Lowell — 96 Football — AFTER CALLING THE play dead, the ref eree checks to make sure that senior John Cerajewski was not hurt by his Merrillville opponent. 4 Highland . . . “It was the best game of the year, full of excitement for the spectators as well as the players.” senior Roger Teller 4 HOPING TO STOP Lowell from making a first down, Roger Teller (31) awaits Coach Leroy Marsh ' s yard- stopping strategy. IN ANTICIPATION OF a half-time pep talk from Coach Leroy Marsh, quarterbacks John George (16) and Ken Croner(14), sen- iors, discuss first half offensive flaws. —Football 97— cont. “We had a young inexperienced team so there were a lot of things to do to get ourselves together for the season,” stated assistant Coach Steve Wroblewski. Varsity Coach Leroy Marsh also found that, “only having a few start- ers back from last year’s squad and a very small Junior Class was tough in the early part of the season, but the team hung in well.” Practices and weight training be- gan Aug. 10. Lifting weights, diet- ing, strategies and sprinting busied the boys over the summer. “The weight training program had a lot to do with our success. It made us stronger than the other teams throughout the season,” stat- ed Roger. Recognized for their performance during the season Coach Marsh and Coach Wroblewski awarded the boys with honors at the fall banquet. Season awards included Defen- sive Lineman award, presented to senior Chuck Mooney and the Of- fensive Lineman award shared by seniors Mike Bukowski and A1 Nowak. The Most Valuable Defen- sive Back was awarded to senior Dan Kmak, while the Most Valuable Offensive Back went to senior John Cerajewski. The Defensive “Head Hunter” award went to senior Vince Pokrif- cak, while the “Big Blue” award went to sophomore Dave Adich. Senior Roger Teller was awarded the Pride, Hustle and Desire award and was recognized as an outstand- ing scholar. The leadership award, chosen from among the three co- captains was presented to Cera- jewski. — 98 Football — DETERMINATION, STAMINA, AND quick maneuvering enable senior tri-captain John Cerajewski to gain a first down. John went on to win the team Leadership award and All-Conference honors. IN A FRUITLESS attempt, junior Frank Molinaro (42) gets mauled by Lake Central opponents while trying to find an opening in the defensive line. SNAPPING THE BALL is not the only job of a center, as sopho- more Anthony Kusiak (50) sets a block for quarterback Mike Ra- mirez. PUTTING PRESSURE ON his Griffith op- ponent Paul Clark, senior tri-captain Mike Bukowski (83) forces the quarterback toward the side line while trying to throw him for a loss of yardage. AFTER SACKING THE Griffith quarter back, Paul Clark, sophomore Mike Meyer (66), and senior Phil Pramuk (41) congratu- late each other on the defensive attack. — Football 99 — The change from the 18 holes to a 9 hole game hindered the outcome of the season. We had to adjust not only to a new location but a new game. Senior Heidi Wiley 9 BEFORE TEEING OFF, senior Heidi Wiley takes a practice swing to warm up for her meet. Girls ' Golf 4-6 MHS OPP Michigan City Rogers, 229 188 Chesterton 251 Valparaiso, 216 204 Andrean 219 Laporte 226 212 South Newton 5th place Michigan City Marquette 234 201 Lafayette Invitational 9th Place Michigan City Elston 232 198 Merrillville 235 210 LaPorte Invitational 8th Place Portage 199 239 Gary Roosevelt 201 207 Sectionals 5th Place BEFORE THE MEET Coach Whiteley and sophomore Lynn Marcenek prepare the score cards while the team gets ready for the meet. CLOSING HER HIGH school golf career, senior Kelly Chapin approaches the 18th hole of the Sectional match. Kelly went on to qualify for Regionals. — 100 Girls ' Golf— m m M mi Wicker Park provides new home for girls Hitting a small ball into a hole is not as simple as it may appear. Yet, the Girls’ Golf Team showed how summer practices, experience, and a new location could help achieve the simplicity of the game. The girls began practice during the August heat. Practicing their strokes, puts, and drives helped lead the girls to an overall season of 4-6. The experience of the team was balanced as the members varied from freshmen to seniors. Yet, due to illnesses, the girls found m ore in- WHILE USING HER nine iron sophomore Lynn Marcenek tries to pitch onto the green, while practicing at Wicker Park. experienced players competing. “Illness seemed to hinder us sometimes, since our experienced players were never together for a meet,” stated captain Kelly Chapin, senior. “We depended a lot on the beginners this season.” Changing their home course to Wicker Park was a benefit for the girls, Coach Tom Whiteley, U.S. History teacher explained. “I was glad we were playing at Wicker; it was more convenient for us during practices and meets.” The convenience of Wicker Park dwindled, however, as the June rains flooded the course for the sea- son. The girls were then forced to play a nine-hole game instead of the regular 18 holes. “The change from the 18 holes to a nine-hole game hindered the out- come of the season. We had to ad- just not only to a new location, but a new game,” stated Heidi Wiley, senior. “1 guess the illnesses, flooding and an adjustment to a new course all contributed to a somewhat off season, but we managed as a team to ‘get our act together’,” conclud- ed Coach Whiteley with a smile. CHIPPING ON TO the green, sophomore Liz Snow works on her short game. WRAPPED IN TOTAL concentration, ju- nior Patty Watson practices her putting be- fore a home match at Wicker Park. Girls’ Golf Team: (front row) Lynn Mar- cenek, Patty Watson, Kelly Chapin, (back row) Kira Boyle, Heidi Wiley, Stephanie Johnson, Coach Tom Whiteley. —Girls’ Golf 101 — JUMPING TO A victory, sophomore Debbie O’Donnell reaches for the volleyball in midair using the strength she gained from the summer weightlifting program. Girls’ Varsity Volleyball 16-9 Hammond High 15-8, Portage 16-14, Gavit 15-7, 1-15 Valparaiso 15-9, 8-15, Chesterton 17-15, Bishop Noll 14-11, 10-12 East Chicago Roosevelt 15-13, Thornridge 15-2, Clark 15-6 Gary Roosevelt 15-0, Whiting 15-11, Griffith 15-12, Portage Tourney Valparaiso 15-13 Gavit 15-13, 11-15, South Bend Riley 13-8, 10-15, Merrillville Highland T.F. South Crown Point Lowell Calumet Lake Central Andrean Morton Sectionals 5-15, 15-12, 7-15, 7-15, 15-12, 10-15, 14-16 1-15, 15-8 4-15 13-15, 15-11, 10-15 , 15-5 15-10 , 15-6 , 12-7 15-14 , 15-9 15-11 15-13 , 15-5 15-13 15-12 14- 12 , 15-7 15- 13 13- 15 , 4-15 12-14 , 6-15 15-10 14- 16 , 5-15 , 2-15 , 8-14 14-12 , 6-15 Girls’ Junior Hammond High Portage Gavit Valparaiso Chesterton Bishop Noll E.C. Roosevelt Thornridge Clark Gary Roosevelt Whiting Griffith Merrillville Highland T.F. South Crown Point Lowell Calumet Lake Central JV Tourney Andrean Morton Varsity Volleyball 13-9 14- 11, 16-14 15-8, 15-0 15-17, 15-3, 15-11 3-15, 15-9, 15-13 15-8, 15-3 10-15, 15-10, 12-15 15-6, 15-7 15-7, 15-5 10-15, 12-14 15-9, 6-15, 15-8 9-15, 10-14 12-15, 15-13, 15-0 9-15, 8-15 15- 11, 12-10 7-15, 2-15 15-7, 15-13 8-15, 15-13, 10-15 15-9, 10-15, 15-3 12-15, 11-8, 13-15 9-13, 10-15 1-15, 12-15 8-15, 15-13, 16-14 STRAINING TO RETURN a Merrill- ville spike, sophomore Mary Flynn stretches her arms to keep the volley alive. — 102 Girls’ Volleyball — First round loss shatters Spikers’ Sectional goal Anticipating a Conference and Sectional championship, the Girls’ Volleyball Team completed an 11-0 midseason record. However, the Spikers’ undefeated record dimin- ished to 16-9 with fourth place in Conference and a first round Sec- tional loss to Lake Central 15-10, 15-7. “Losing our first game at Section- als was disappointing, since reach- ing the final game of Sectionals was one of our goals. We didn’t play up to our full potential and the loss of two starters, due to sickness, really hurt us in Conference,” admitted Coach Bob Shinkan, math teacher. Although the team experienced a disappointment at Sectionals, they SPIKE AFTER SPIKE by juniors Chris Keil, Joi Wilson and Debbie Kender proved ineffective as the Merrillville Pirates went on to defeat the Mustangs 15-5, 15-4. GIRLS’ VARSITY VOLLEYBALL Team: (front row) Sharon Krumrei, Karen Pfister, Joi Wilson, Debbie Kender, Chris Keil. (back row) Nan Kish, Rebecca Johnson, Kim Hittle, Maureen Morgan, Jenny Beck, Karen Kuk- linski, Reggie Zurad, Coach Bob Shinkan. JUBILANT AFTER DEFEATING Crown Point 15-12, team members juniors Chris Keil, Reggie Zurad, Joi Wilson, sophomore Kim Hittle, and senior Jenny Beck congratu- late each other on their decisive victory. succeeded in upsetting seventh ranked Morton in regular season play. “Beating Morton gave us con- fidence going into Sectionals, de- spite the fact that we lost to Lake Central,” stated junior Reggie Zurad. Before the season could start, a summer weightlifting program, which lasted from June until Au- gust, prepared the girls for the up- coming season. “The weight train- ing program was tough, but it helped us in our jumping and it gave us a lot more endurance in our games,” explained sophomore Deb- bie O’Donnell. Tryouts started August 10 for three days until the coaches agreed upon the final 11 Varsity and 14 Junior Varsity members. Awards went to sophomore Kim Hittle for Most Improved; senior co- captain Jenny Beck, for Most Valu- able Player; while Pride, Hustle and Desire went to junior Christine Keil. All-Conference members included Jenny on the first team, with Kim, Chris, and junior co-captain Debbie Kender receiving honorable men- tions. Despite falling short of their goals to reach the final game at Sectionals and place first in Conference, Coach Shinkan appeared pleased with his team’s performance. “Next year the Varsity squad will consist of mostly experienced seniors. This will make our team very strong and more experienced for next season,” he concluded. GIRLS’ JUNIOR VARSITY Volleyball Team: (front row) Kathy Wojcik, Joan Kier- nan, Ann Miller, Jamie Beck, Debbie O’Don- nell, Anita Sidor, Kathy Smith, (back row) Coach Carmi Thornton, Christine Johnson, M issy Bretz, Debbie Dillon, Lisa Trilli, Karen Eggers, Mary Flynn, Chris Mott, Julie John- son. — Girls’ Volleyball 103 — — Hocus Pocus 105 — ocus Pocus Superstitions stir up team security Voodoo dolls punctured with golf tees, black boiling cauldrons filled with Gatorade and gymnastic chalk thrown over one’s left shoulder only covered chapter one in the Athletic Superstitions’ Manual. Yet, the athletes did not carry their superstitions to such extremes. To many athletes a red ban- dana, a shiny penny or even an old pair of tennis shoes provided confidence through- out the season. “There’s a fine line between superstition and habit. 1 found that during the football season I didn’t get rowdy or anxious until I was out on the field playing because if I did, I felt we’d lose,” expl ained senior Roger Teller. After a while, superstitions became tradi- tions to various athletes, as sophomore Scott Robbins explained, “when we went to away meets, the swimmers brought water from our pool and poured it into the oppo- nents’. It’s a type of security and brings confidence to the team. It’s a tradition.” As for baseball, Coach Mike Niksic com- mented, “everyone seemed to do some- thing, habit or not, during a meet. In base- ball, some players tap second or third base as they go out to their positions.” Guys weren’t the only ones to have su- perstitions, since the girls had their own “hocus pocus” for their meets. Senior Mara Candelaria explained, “The girls in Gym- nastics didn’t have an object to bring them luck such as lucky sweats etc. . . . but, if someone before you is injured in an event, it is considered an omen to the next competi- tor.” Girls’ Swim team member Lynda Backe, junior, stated, “I was found during swim meets carrying a seahorse. It was a good luck charm for the team since it represent- ed our mascot.” Wearing a hat or bandana brought luck to senior Jeff Markowicz dur- ing tennis season. Luck wasn’t achieved only by objects or actions during a meet as junior Mark Goz- decki explained. “Before our basketball games. I ate the same meal. It made me more confident and if I changed it, I felt I may not play as well.” Whether superstitious objects, beliefs, actions, or habits were practiced to bring them confidence and luck, a little black magic entered the athletic competitions. WITH RACKET IN hand and his lucky hat on his head, senior Jeff Markowicz leaves for a meet in hopes of having a “lucky” game. BY WEARING HIS “lucky shirt” to basketball prac- tice, senior John Zajac hopes to overcome obstacles such as the one presented by the defense of his brother Jim, junior. WITH THE AID of a tree, junior Kathy Pfister pre- vents possible injuries by doing calf stretches before cross country competition. RESTRENGTHENING HIS LEG after recovering from knee surgery, junior Dan Hurley works out with the weight machine. ALTHOUGH HIS KNEE injury keeps him from wrestling practice, junior George Shinkan stays in shape by doing shoulder presses. — 106 Aches ’n Pains — SOLES BUT GREAT STRENGTH Proudly parading down the hall in his red and black Letterman’s jacket, decorated with medals, Letterman’s bars, and Confer- ence, Sectional, and Regional champion- ship patches, a Munster athlete quickly walks to his next class. At the other end of the hall approaches a less fortunate athlete. Clumsily moving with the aid of a pair of crutches, and while a friend carries his books, he hobbles on, de- termined to make it to class on time. Although most injuries do not require crutches, many athletes still feel the pain whether they suffer from bruised skin or TO PREVENT BRUISED and scuffed knees, sopho- more Karen Eggers wears protective knee pads en- abling her to play volleyball with less worry of injuries. broken bones. Attempting to prevent injuries, team managers tape ankles, wrists, knees, and elbows. Protective padding also helps to prevent injuries. Through thorough pre- game stretching, athletes considerably re- duce the possibility of pulling muscles. Unfortunately, these safety precautions can’t prevent all injuries as athletes endure more serious problems such as broken and dislocated bones and torn ligaments. Obviously, athletes in contact sports risk the possibility of injuries more than athletes in non-contact sports. Yet, even gymnasts suffer from sprained ankles and other leg injures. “During a Gymnastics practice, I twisted my knee. All the cartilage around my knee was torn,” stated Mara Candelaria, senior. “Injuries always play an unfortunate role in all sports. Several team members suf- fered minor injuries, but two other members were out for nearly the whole season due to torn ligaments and a dislocated elbow,” ex- plained Assistant Varsity Wrestling Coach John Colello. Finally, after painstakingly hobbling from one end of the building to another, the im- paired athlete arrives at his next class tired and tardy. RECEIVING AID FROM Drs. Jerry Smith and Ron Pavelka and senior Stan Skawinski, trainer, senior John Sakelaris (70) endures the pain of a broken ankle during the Highland game. — Aches ' n Pains 107 — Seahorses balance senior gap “There was a good relationship among each other as a team, and spirit-wise we were well represent- ed,” stated Miss Paula Malinsky, swim coach. “This was a plus for the girls as they faced their opponents.” “Although the goal of a higher State title was expected, we were pleased with ninth at State. I feel that this season was successful be- cause we kept the tradition of being Conference and Sectional Champi- ons and beat our rival Chesterton,” WARMING UP BEFORE the meet, the Seahorses acclimate themselves to the cool water environment. TO PASS HER opponent in the backstroke, junior Helene Goldsmith struggles with deter- mination to beat Merrillville. explained senior Deanna Komyatte. Keeping with tradition, the Sea- horses were able to prove their abili- ty as a team and as individuals by achieving an 11-2 season record and capturing the Conference and Sectional titles. “Outstanding swimmers included junior Pam Selby in free-style events, while sophomore Jackie Brumm and senior Kathy Smith im- proved in long distance free. Im- proving greatly and demonstrating her flexibility was sophomore Rosie Mason as she swam butterfly and free-style. Yet, as a whole, the team reached their individual goals,” ex- plained Coach Malinsky. It was to the dismay of Coach Ma- linsky that eight girls would gra- duate this year. “1 felt that there was a family atmosphere between the girls and myself. I’m sorry to see WHILE TRYING TO perfect her back dive, junior Linda Backe practices her dive for the upcoming meet. CLAPPING AND CHEERING begins the meet as the team demonstrates their spirit in hopes of another victory. — 108 Girls’ Swimming — 4 There was a good relationship among each other as a team and spirit- wise, we were well represented. Coach Paula Malinski WHILE THINKING OF the meets, Coach Paula Malinsky reminisces with pride of the 11-2 record. — Girls’ Swimming 109 — Girls ' Swimming 11-2 MHS OPP Lake Central 94 78 Bishop Noll 98 74 Griffith 106 68 Merrillville Relays 4th place Highland 89 83 Portage 99 74 Lowell 103 70 South Bend Clay 95 79 Valparaiso 85 87 Crown Point 118 54 Lafayette Jefferson 100 72 Elkhart Central 66 106 Merrillville 94 78 Chesterton 88 84 Conference Sectionals State 337 (1st place) 311 (1st place) 49 (9th place) EXTENDING INTO THE pike position, sophomore Kathy Cerajewski performes her final dive for the South Bend meet. them leave,” she explained. As the seniors finished high school, they reminisced about their high school swimming career. Senior Ellen Kaminsky found that, “I am relieved by the fact that the season ended; yet, I have fond memories of early practices, swim meets and traveling to other cities. It was a fun and interesting exper- ience.” The mishap of eight seniors leav- ing was balanced by a large number of freshmen joining the team this year. ‘‘By losing eight seniors we are losing experience. Yet, due to the fact that we had a good number of freshmen on the team, this offset was not as destructive as it could have been,” stated Miss Malinsky. “We are a together team,” she add- ed. PRACTICING HER TAKE off for the meet, Pam Selby, junior, hopes for a big lead off the blocks. aa i-iaTa Cont. SKILLFULLY PASSING HER opponent in the freestyle, sophomore Georgia Manous nears the end. GIRLS’ SWIMMING: (front row) Jackie Brumm, Leslie Doyle, Deanna Komyatte, Jill Gordon, Holly Sher- man, Chela Gambetta, Ellen Ka- minski. (second row) Jane Kam- radt, Michele Dybel, Paula Muskin, Kim Walker, Kim Richards, Anna Si- meoni, Linda Taillon, Leigh Lambert, Joanne Trgovcich. (third row) Lisa Rodriguez, Helene Goldsmith, Geor- gia Manous, Julie Hager, Kathy Smith, Sandy Mason, Kim Kocol, Dee Dee Dinga, Karen Pluard, (back row) Assistant Coach Audrey Swales, Michelle Novak, Pam Selby, Liz Grim, Linda Backe, Patty Fuller, Laura Szakacs, Emily Sebring, Kathy Cerajewski, Rose Mason, Coach Pau- la Malinski. — Girls’ Swimming 111 — WITH SURE STROKES and determina- tion, junior Pam Selby swims the 100 free hoping for a victory for the Seahorses. PUSHING OFF THE blocks to get the most from her start, senior Kathy Smith eagerly dives to ensure a lead during her event. ■x m m M laar Undefeated Seahorses suffer fourth at State With an undefeated season re- cord, as well as Conference and Sectional Championships behind them, the Boys’ Swim Team opti- mistically approached the challenge of the State Swim meet at Ball State University in Muncie. Eleven qualifiers traveled to Ball State in hopes of taking home their eighth State Swim title. With fans roaring in the bleachers to cheer on the team, the boys disappointedly finished fourth with 95 points be- hind Kokomo Haworth, North Cen- tral and Merrillville. “It was an unexpected tragedy for the team,” regretingly stated ju- nior Steve Arnold. As the university locker rooms cleared, a glassy imaged pool area, strangely emptied bleachers and an eerie silence subdued the area in which only moments before the Sea- horses underwent their crushing de- feat in State competition. “1 really can’t put my finger on what exactly went wrong,” Head Coach Jon Jepsen, physical educa- tion teacher, explained. “We have a young team and the pressure is ex- treme at the State meet.” The meet wasn’t a total loss as senior Doug Heinz, captain, ex- plained, “although I was depressed about the way we swam at State, it would be foolish to forget the out- standing season that we had.” The Seahorses achieved this “outstanding” season with an over- all 14-0 dual meet record. Yet, achieving this mark of excel- lence does not come automatically. The swimmers found themselves with routine practices in the early morning hours, as well as after school. “We really worked hard this year to improve our times and our strokes during each practice,” Doug explained. Avenging last year’s loss to Bish- op Noll, who had ended their dual meet record streak at 79, the boys defeated rival, Noll, 112-60. “The Noll meet was about the most difficult this season. Consider- ing they were last year’s State Champions and were from our re- gion, we found ourselves working hard on our overall skills to defeat them,” Coach Jepsen said. Continuing this surge for victory, the Seahorses achieved a record setting season. Doug finished his last Seahorse season holding 5 out of 10 pool re- cords. Records included a 21.22 in the 50-yard Freestyle and a 46.08 in the 100-yard Freestyle at Sec- tionals, which were both automatic All-American times. Doug also re- ceived the Herman F. Keller Mental Attitude Award at the State meet. This award is given for excellence in scholarship, leadership and mental attitude, as well as athletic swim- ming ability and is one of the most prestigious in Indiana high school swimming. “It was an honor to receive the award,” stated Doug. “It means a lot to me.” The team captured their 12th BEFORE SWIMMING HIS first place 100 yard freestyle in 46.08 at the State meet at Ball State University, senior Doug Heinz re- ceives advice from Coach Jon Jepsen, phys- ical education teacher. GOING WITH THE gun, senior Dan Reck flies off the starting block in the 200-yard freestyle at the State meet. IN THE MIDST of the State meet, junior Serbo Simeoni takes a few moments to pon- der on his upcoming participation in the 500- yard Freestyle event. — 112 Boys’ Swimming — Boys’ Swimming 14-0 MHS OPP Michigan City Rogers 100 72 Valparaiso 102 70 Griffith 97 72 Barrington 100% 71% Davenport West 102 70 South Bend Riley 115 57 Merrillville 105 67 North Central 108 64 Bishop Noll 112 60 Highland 105 67 Crown Point 122 50 Chesterton 106 65 Lake Central 121 48 Hammond Clark 11 56 Hobart Pentathalon Invitational 2nd Place Culver Relays 1st Place Munster Relays 1st Place Merrillville Swim Fest 1st Place Kankakee Invitational 1st Place Lake Suburban Conference 1st Place IHSAA Sectional 1st Place 1HSAA State Meet 4th Place Bishop Noll Frosh-Soph Invitational 1st Place Lake Suburban Conference Frosh-Soph Championship 1st Place PULLING THROUGH SECTIONALS in the 100-yard Breast Stroke, junior Bill Bradford attempts to make the State qualifying time. Although I was depressed about the way we swam at State, it would be foolish to forget the outstanding season we had. Senior Doug Heinz 9 BESIDES RECEIVING THE Mental Attitude Award, senior Doug Heinz was pre- sented with the Pride, Hustle, and Desire; Freestyle, and Butterfly awards at the sea- son’s end. — Boys’ Swimming 113 — cont. consecutive Sectional title. Achiev- ing pool and team records were freshman Mike Gonzales, juniors Serbo Simeoni and Steve Arnold and Doug Heinz in the 200-yard Medley Relay with a time of 1:40.37; Doug in the 100-yard But- terfly with a 51.77; and the 400- yard Medley Relay team of juniors Bill Bradford, Serbo Simeoni, sen- iors Dan Reck and Doug Heinz with a time of 3:11.94. Continuing the record setting pace, the Seahorses achieved hon- ors at the State meet. Bill Bradford in the 200-yard Individual Medley; the 400-yard Freestyle Relay of Bill, Dan, Serbo and Doug; Doug in the 50-yard and 100-yard Freestyle; and Mike Chelich in diving qualified for the Indiana High School Swim- ming Coaches “All State Team’’. “Not winning first at State doesn’t necessarily mean we were any less of a team. We were a close team and one of the best I’ve ever coached,” explained Coach Jepsen. “We had the State potential, we just didn’t win it.” The pride, optimism and confi- dence of the team remained high as Coach Jepsen concluded, “we had a heck of a good season and even without the State Title, I believe we are the best team in the state!” MR. DAN LAMBERT, athletic director, awards captain Doug Heinz, senior, the first place ribbon for the 100-yard Freestyle at Sectionals. Boys’ Swim Team: (front row) Nick Struss, Tom Fuller, Rich Buchanan, Nick Meier, Drew Walters, Mark Artim, Ken Reed, Brad Tyrrell, Steve Gordon, (second row) Mike Gambetta, Jeff Witham, Mike Gonzales, Dave Carbonare, Steve Mikrut, Jim Gauthier, Jon Jepsen, Ken Callahan, Jon Irk, Jeff Kiernan, Coach Dave Licht. (third row) Tom Whitted, Eric Gluth, Jerry Beach, Mike Casey, Tim Etter, Andy Mintz, Scott Robbins, Todd Atwood, Jim Van Senus, Bill Acheson, Coach Troy Rector, Head Coach Jon Jepsen. (back row) Matt Urbanski, Mike Chelich, Steve Arnold, Doug Heinz, Hal Lusk, Randy Chip, Dan Reck, Larry Braman, Bill Bradford, Jeff Thomas. Serbo Semeoni. MAKING HEADWAY IN the 100-yard Butterfly during Sectional competition, junior Steve Arnold approaches the wall ahead of the others. IN DEEP THOUGHT, junior Matt Urbanski recalls the dives he had executed only mo- ments before in the State meet competition. EXECUTING HIS DIVING, during Sec- tional competition, senior Mike Chelich adds to his point total, putting him in first place. — 114 Boys’ Swimming — COMING UP FOR air during the 100-yard Butterfly at Sectional competition, junior Steve Arnold follows through with his open turn. AS SOPHOMORE ANDY Mintz finishes the 200-yard Individual Medley competition at the State meet, he surpasses his opponent. EXPLAINING STRATEGY TO the 400- yard Freestyle relay team of seniors Doug Heinz and Dan Reck and juniors Serbo Si- meoni and Bill Bradford, Coach Jon Jepsen, physical education teacher, exhibits his confi- dence in their ability to place near the top at the State meet in Muncie. — Boys’ Swimming 115 — DISPLAYING HIS LEAPING ability, sen- ior Tom Calligan slam dunks the ball, despite the efforts of two defenders. PERFORMING A PERFECT bank shot, senior Scott King (52) cautiously shoots the ball. We had our first winning season in a couple of years and I was proud of all the athletes who worked hard this season. Coach David Knish 9 WITH SHOUTS OF encour- agement, Head Coach David Knish tries to fire-up his team during a time out. WITH CONCENTRATION AND determi nation, junior Hal Morris (32) battles for the ball against Highland. — 116 Boys ' Basketball — t; l {A ' Lake Central blocks ’Stang’s Sectional bid, again Supportive fans, exhausted play- ers and disappointed coaches all ex- perienced the same ill feeling on Tuesday, March 2. They didn’t suf- fer from the flu, the plague, or ap- pendicitis. They all experienced their second disappointing loss to Lake Central for the second con- secutive year in Sectional basketball competition. A deja-vu feeling occurred as the Mustang cagers played a game with teeter-totter scoring, until time ran out and the score read 43-39, Lake Central. “The team did a great job. They (Lake Central) beat us by twenty points earlier in the season, and in Sectionals we did everything cor- rect,” explained Assistant Coach Jack King, health and safety teach- er. Despite beginning the season with two rooky Varsity coaches, Da- vid Knish, special education teach- er, and Coach King, the team man- aged to defeat their first eight opponents. Also highlighting their season was a decisive victory over rival Highland in the last futal sec- onds of the game. Senior Tom Calli- gan, with a desperation shot, com- pleted a basket giving the ’Stangs a one point lead and a win. However, the eager’s u ndefeated season didn’t last for long, as their record decreased to 11-10 with a 3- 3 Conference record. “We had our first winning season in a couple of years, and I was proud of all the athletes who worked hard this season,” stated Coach Knish. Whether the team was winning or losing, team members still enter- tained their fans. Slam dunks from Tom, senior Scott King and junior Hal Morris became numerous, thrill- ing the crowd and igniting morale among the team. The Mustangs further thrilled their fans in another “down to the Varsity Basketball 11-10 MHS OPP Gavit 47 42 Hammond 57 51 Lowell 66 62 Michigan City Elston 65 64 Uliana Christian 54 39 Griffith 56 48 Highland 39 37 Holiday Tourney Andrean 62 58 Merrillville 37 57 LaPorte 69 80 Lake Central 51 75 Chesterton 47 51 Crown Point 59 62 Merrillville 49 64 Griffith 79 39 Valparaiso 49 58 Calumet T.F. South 62 58 Clark 58 54 Hobart 47 55 Sectional Lake Central 39 43 Freshman “A” Team 12-6 Griffith 43 26 East Chicago Washington 53 17 Pierce 38 29 T.F. South 54 67 Morton 38 36 Holiday Tourney Griffith 32 25 Lake Central 36 53 River Forest 50 28 Highland 53 43 Harrison 47 59 Lake Central 44 40 Lowell 45 34 Hammond High Highland Tourney 44 50 Highland 33 42 Pierce 48 50 Clark 66 45 Calumet 61 39 Crown Point 36 35 Freshman “B” Team 12-2 Griffith 33 25 East Chicago Washington Forfeit Pierce 52 46 T.F. South 30 31 Morton 20 19 River Forest Forfeit Highland 39 36 Harrison 62 29 Lake Central 52 53 Lowell 49 23 Hammond 9 8 Clark Forfeit Calumet 59 43 Crown Point 36 28 IN ORDER TO penetrate the defensive zone, senior Bob Rigg attempts to dribble around his Calumet opponent. — Boys ' Basketball 117 — Ml cont. wire” game against Michigan City Elston. Tom once more pulled through with a shot at the buzzer to give the team a victory. “They (Michigan City Elston) were basically a running type of team and we like to play a slower game. We were able to get them into playing our type of game, a good strategy by the coaches and team,” explained Tom. At the end of the season, awards were presented to team members. Scott was honored with the Most Re- bounds Award. Tom was awarded the Best Free-Throw Percentage Award. He was also voted to the All- Conference First Team. The Pride, Hustle and Desire and the Ray Co- mendella Award were presented to senior Bob Rigg. Senior Paul Banas claimed the Defense Award, while senior John Zajac was awarded the Best Mental Attitude Award. VARSITY BASKETBALL TEAM: (front row) Bill Reseter, Bob Hulett, Jim Zajac, Bob Rigg, Mark Gozdecki, Paul Banas, Len Mill- er. (back row) Coach Dave Knish, Ken Croner, Hal Morris, Tom Calligan, Scott King, Brian Kushnak, John Zajac, Coach Jack King. JUNIOR VARSITY BASKETBALL TEAM: (front row) Tom Kudele, Larry Hem- ingway, Jeff Dedelow, Roland Murillo, (back row) Ron Ware, Bill Riebe, Doug Adams, Don Duhon, Nick Rovai, Anthony Kusiak. FRESHMAN BASKETBALL TEAM: (front row) Todd Battista, Jeff Kucer, Brian Dedelow, Jay Grunewald, Perry Manous, John Tobin, Jim Schreiner, Tim Mateja. (back row) Coach Robert Shinkan, John Owen, Andy Lambert, Steve Paris, Rob Dix- on, George Kounelis, Chris Camino, Ted Dawson, Kevin Ellison. — 118 Boys’ Basketball — FIGHTING FOR CONTROL of the ball, senior Scott King battles on the floor for pos- SKYING OVER HIS defenders, senior session. Tom Calligan (44) shoots a jump shot. GUARDED BY HIS defender, sophomore Brian Kushnak attempts to complete a shot. CLOSELY GUARDING HIS Merrillville opponent, senior Paul Banas deflects an in- tended pass. For his defensive playing ability, Paul was awarded the Defensive Award. — Boys ' Basketball 119 — Girls adapt to new management “Our toughest game this season was against T.F. North, with a score of 54-39. Since it was scheduled early in the season, our skills weren’t up to full potential and their aggressiveness was unexpected,” explained senior Keeley Lambert, center. Although the Girls’ Basketball team started off slowly because of undeveloped skills and a new coach- ing staff, the Varsity players fin- ished with a 10-8 record. New head coach Dick Hunt, in- dustrial art teacher, brought new ideas to the Girls’ Basketball pro- gram. “The girls began the season with the development of skills and maneuvers. Besides practicing re- bounds, dribbling, and shooting, the girls also found themselves learning offensive formations, defensive po- sitions and how to pass to the open man. These skills along with their patience kept the girls busy,” ex- plained Coach Hunt. Coach Hunt felt, “our earlier games weren’t as aggressive as T.F. North’s and play- ing without starter Sue Seefurth, forward, put us at a disadvantage.” The practices paid off as the var- sity team established a new record of 18 assists this season. The Girls’ Varsity Basketball team went on to play in Conference, playing the first game against E.C. Roosevelt 60-36. This victory against their opponents E.C. Roose- velt helped the girls as they faced FREE FROM HER opponent, sophomore Amy Nelson (22) drives for a lay-up scoring two points during second period action. Girls’ Varsity Basketball (11-9) MHS OPP Whiting 26 27 Lake Central 30 24 Gary Wirt Thorton Fractional 33 43 North Thorton Fractional 54 39 South 51 41 Griffith 39 13 Merrillville 33 45 East Chicago Roosevelt 41 34 Calumet 42 41 Hammond High 56 52 Crown Point 36 60 Gavit 48 29 Lowell 45 34 Bishop Noll 40 42 Morton 41 38 Highland Sectionals 30 38 East Chicago Roosevelt East Chicago 60 36 Washington 33 35 Girls’ JV Basketball (8-3) MHS OPP Whiting 27 22 Lake Central 17 28 Gary Wirt Thorton Fractional 23 12 North 33 28 Thorton Fractional South 37 26 Griffith 19 18 Merrillville 19 31 East Chicago Roosevelt 27 26 Calumet 32 13 Hammond High 42 46 Crown Point 18 28 Lowell 34 15 Bishop Noll 28 18 Morton 26 20 Highland 27 28 Gavit 29 27 WITH CONCENTRATION AND de termination, junior Sue Seefurth shoots over her defenders. BEGINNING THE GAME with a jump ball, senior Kelley Lambert fights for control of the ball. Her positive attitude helped her in the team ' s Sportsmanship Award. WARMING UP DURING pre-game activi- ties, junior Sherrie Pavol practices lay-ups. — 120 Girls’ Basketball — IN ANTICIPATION OF grabbing the re- bound, freshmen Amy Thomas (44) and sophomore Maureen Morgan (55) block out their opponents. Our earlier games weren’t as aggressive as T.F. North’s and playing without starter Sue Seefurth put us at a loss. Coach Dick Hunt 9 NOT AFRAID TO get in- volved in the practices. Coach Dick Hunt, industrial arts teacher, demonstrates new defensive moves. — Girls’ Basketball 121 — Cont. their second game against E.C. Washington. The girls ended their Sectional match against E.C. Wash- ington with a score of 33-35. Along with the Varsity team, the JV team practiced after school to achieve a season record of 8-8. “They were confronted with a tough schedule of constant workouts and games,” explained assistant Coach Mike Niksic. Sophomore Amy Nelson, forward on the J.V. team, commented, “the most strenuous and difficult game was against Hammond High.” Coach Niksic added, “it was not only a tough game, but a tough loss. We went into triple over-time against Hammond High and were defeated 42-46.” As the season drew to a close, honors were presented to those indi- viduals who were outstanding in their performance during the sea- son. The Most Valuable Player award went to junior Sue Seefurth. While the Pride Hustle and Desire award went to senior Heidi Wiley. Karen Rudakas, junior, was pre- sented the Most Improved award, as the Sportsmanship award was presented to senior Keeley Lam- bert. The Rebounder Award was presented to senior Jenny Beck. Jenny also was given the Free-throw Award. “It was a satisfying season. We achieved a record of 10-8, along with a new record of 18 assists,” concluded Coach Hunt. LOOKING FOR AN open teammate to pass to, senior Jenny Beck (42) controls the ball while being closely guarded by her High- land opponent. Besides being a strong floor player, Jenny also excelled in rebounds and free-throws, earning team honors at the end of the season. DURING A TIME out. Assistant Coach WHILE TRYING TO gain control of the Mike Niksic re-adjusts his game plan to get ball, a Highland opponent gets called for foul- back the lead from Lowell. ing senior Keeley Lambert (54). — 122 Girls ' Basketball — BECAUSE PRACTICE IS an essential part of all sports, junior Sue Seefurth perfects her jump shot during after school practice. This practice helped lead her to the Most Valu- able Player honors at the end of the season. GIRLS’ JUNIOR VARSITY BASKET- BALL TEAM: (front row) Amy Rakos, Ja- mie Beck, Linda Belford, Amy Nelson, Joan Kiernan, Kathy Sublett, Laura Johnson (back row) Amy Thomas, Maureen Morgan, Sally Dukic, Lori Laudermilk, Janie Etling, Coach Mike Niksic. GIRLS’ VARSITY BASKETBALL TEAM: (front row) Beth Gessler, Heidi Wi- ley, Sue Seefurth, Jenny Beck, Dori Down- ing. (back row) Colleen Knutson, Sherrie Pavol, Lisa Schroer, Kelley Lambert, Karen Rudakas, Missy Maroc, Coach Dick Hunt. — Girls ' Basketball 123 — We didn’t do well in terms of winning the meets, but we did do well in performing to our best ability and achieving our own personal bests. Freshman Cathy Somenzi 9 DURING THE FLOOR rou- tine, freshman Cathy Somenzi uses her dancing ability and grace as well as her tumbling skills against her opponents. Girls’ Gymnastics Team Intermediate 2-6 Chesterton MHS 56.60 Portage 89.20 Griffith 75.10 Highland 80. 5 Lowell 88. 8 Valparaiso 86.085 Crown Point 80.15 Merrillville 87. 0 Hobart 90.35 Chesterton Optional 2-i 77.25 Portage 52-70 Griffith 52.45 Highland 56.50 Lowell 59. 9 Valparaiso 72.25 Crown Point 67.10 Merrillville 57.75 Hobart 60.00 OPP 94.85 88.25 74. 6 95. 7 90.50 100.75 98.60 96. 9 94. 2 88.90 64. 4 47. 7 95.15 70. 2 100.90 97.20 102.35 31.05 WITH TOTAL CONCENTRATION and grace, sophomore Lisa Trilli performs her routine for the floor event at the Portage meet. DEMONSTRATING BOTH POISE and skill as she performs on the balance beam, sophomore Beth Hackett concentrates on ev- ery move. — 124 Girls’ Gymnastics — ■ Lack of depth, injuries hinder Gymnastics season “Linda, you’re next on the floor. Remember, smile, show enthusi- asm and more importantly, keep count with the music,” whispered her coach as she readied to start her floor routine. Alone on the floor, Linda skillful- ly maneuvered through her gymnas- tic routine. With graceful hand movements, pointed toes, and pro- fessional tumbling, she earned a score of 8.85. However, one person alone on the floor, and performing a three minute routine doesn’t win a meet. Depth, a characteristic a team needs to gain points in all events and thus win a meet, was what the Girls’ Gymnastics team needed. Coach Susan Zembala, Frank Hammond physical education teacher, explained, “depth is what we lacked this year. It hurt us PERFORMING ON THE balance beam, senior Nancy Rzonca places third against Portage. throughout the entire season.” Agreeing with Coach Zembala, sophomore Lisa Trilli explained, “we were a small team and to win a meet we needed not only a larger team, but good depth; that’s more than one gymnast to an event.” Adding to this lack of depth was a great amount of injuries. During the season seven out of twelve gym- nasts suffered from some type of injury. Ranging from an ankle sprain to a broken knee, the team found it hard to perform to their best ability. “We could have earned a better record if we would have not had so many injuries during the season,” explained Lisa. Due to season injuries and a lack of depth, the girls ended the season with a 2-6 record. The gymnastics team faced a change in coaching techniques. With the assistance of the new coaching staff, Coach Zembala and Coach Rhonda Gunder, the girls learned different skills. “They were both good coaches; their workouts were hard and they practiced with us. It was a benefit for the team,” explained sopho- more Julie Johnson. One member qualified for Re- gional competition. Lisa advanced to Regional competition in the floor exercise event. “We were all proud of her. Al- though she didn’t qualify for State competition, we were pleased with her performance,” optimistically explained Coach Gunder. Season awards were presented to junior Cathy Pfister for Miss Zip, freshman Debbie Dillon for Most Im- proved, and senior Linda McClaughy for Best Mental Atti- tude. The gymnasts were not disap- pointed with the outcome of the sea- son, as freshman Cathy Somenzi concluded, “we didn’t do well in terms of winning the meets, but we did do well in performing to our best ability and achieving our own per- sonal bests. It was a good year.” ANTICIPATING HER SWING to the high bar, sophomore Julie Johnson, with a look of determination, follows through her routine. GIRLS’ GYMNASTIC TEAM: Lisa Trilli, Nancy Rzonca, Linda McClaughry, Julie Johnson, Debbie Milne, Coach Rhonda Gunder, Coach Susan Zembala, Sonia To- siou, Cathy Pfister, Cathy Somenzi, Cindy Vrlik, Debbie Dillon. — Girls’ Gymnastics 125 — Diet, morale challenge grappler’s performance After executing a perfect single- leg take-down, an exhausted yet de- termined wrestler completes a dou- ble-chicken wing, enabling him to secure his opponent’s back to the mat for a hopeful pin. Yet, even before most wrestlers could compete, they had to control their weight with strict diets and tir- ing exercises. “Losing two or three pounds an hour before a meet was common for many of us. It takes a lot of willpow- er to skip meals in order to make weight,” explained junior tri-cap- tain Pat Sannito. Endurance training also proved difficult and tiring as the grapplers ran long distances, participated in weight training and wrestled for two and a half hours daily during prac- tices. However, the lack of experience hindered the Mustangs as they tal- lied a 7-8-1 dual meet record, sev- WITH STRENGTH AND stamina, junior Pat Sannito applies pressure on his oppo- nent’s head while executing a three quarter nelson. BOYS’ VARSITY WRESTLING TEAM: (front row) Dave Cerajewski, Coleman Sills, Pat Sannito, Mike Delgado, Tim Agerter, Vince Boyd, Dave Knight, (back row) Head Coach Dennis Haas, Scott Petrie, Mike Wat- son, Mike Sheehy, Todd Fulkerson, Tom Bie- dron, Joe Nelson, Tim Peters, Assistant Coach John Colello and Coach Tom Russell. enth place Conference, and third place Sectional titles. “A lot of team members were young and inexperienced. A poor team morale also plagued the team’s performance,” admitted Head Varsity Wrestling Coach, Dennis Haas. Despite being inexperienced, the grapplers took on 12th ranked Calu- met and lost by a disappointing two points. “Everyone was fired-up for the Calumet meet. We were disappoint- ed that we lost but everyone wres- tled well. They (Calumet) were just more experienced,” stated senior tri-captain Scott Petrie. During the season, the Mustangs competed in the Wildcat Invita- tional, defeating five other teams and taking second place to the Sec- tional champions, Highland. In sectional competition, fresh- man Dave Cerajewski, juniors Tim Agerter and Pat Sannito and senior Dave Knight took second places, while senior Tom Biedron received first place. All five wrestlers quali- fied for Regionals, where Dave Knight, the only wrestler to place, captured a third place title. Season awards went to Tom for Most Pins; Scott for Pride, Hustle and Desire, and Most Take-downs; junior Jeff Plesha and Dave Knight for Most Improved; and Dave Cera- jewski for Most Valuable Wrestler. Looking forward to next season, Coach Haas expects a much more experienced team despite the loss of six graduating Varsity team mem- bers. AFTER REVERSING HIS opponent, sen ior Coleman Sills sinks in a half nelson in order to achieve a six point pin. TRYING TO POSITION himself, sopho more Chris Candelaria works on breaking his opponent down during Junior Varsity compe- tition. DURING THIRD PERIOD action, junior Tim Agerter strains to hold his opponent on his back. — 126 Wrestling — Varsity Wrestling (7-8-1) OPP MHS Culver 47 16 Andrean 39 47 Bishop Noll 44 22 Portage 37 25 Highland 46 18 South Newton 78 65 West Lafayette 20 39 Hammond 21 48 Lowell 23 43 Calumet 32 30 Penn 58 12 Plymouth 40 29 Northrop 43 21 Crown Point 21 35 Lake Central 34 28 Griffith 30 30 Conference 7th place Sectional 3rd place IN AN ATTEMPT to complete an arm wrench, senior tri-captain Scott Petrie maintains control over his foe. 9 A lot of team members were young and inexperienced. A poor team morale also plagued the team’s performance. Coach Dennis Haas 9 — Wrestling 127 — LOOKING OVER THE schedule, senior Mark Kae- gebein finds the strategy to be covered in practice. Meanwhile, senior Vince Pokrifcak directs the seventh grade football players on how to pass. WITH TWO YEARS of experience coaching seventh grade volleyball, junior Sue Wojcik takes the challenge once again. Sue demonstrates the correct serving pro- cedure for St. Thomas More students Wendy Beckman and Laura Welsh. — 128 Kids as coaches — ids as Coaches Role reversal sparks experience It seems that only months ago students were following the instructions of coaches. With their roles reversed, many upperclass- men experienced the responsibility of help- ing coach sports in which they have exper- ience. “Coach Marsh just called me and asked if I would like to help coach seventh grade football because I have been involved in football since my freshman year,” stated senior Vince Pokrifcak. Since the student is closer in age to the team members, the team might be more responsive to training. Mr. Leroy Marsh ex- plained, “I’m proud to see the boys spend some extra time helping us out by coaching the students from the middle school.” By coaching as students, teens have the chance to experience the relationships with youn- ger children in case they choose to work with youngsters when they get older. Junior Sue Wojcik explained, “I have coached girls volleyball for the last two years at St. Thomas More. I’ve acted more as a friend to the girls than a coach and therefore we are able to relate during the games and practices.” “When we coach, it gives us a chance to see how our coaches felt when we won or lost a game,” added senior Russ Gluth. Coaching kids may be difficult, but it may also bring fun moments never to be forgot- ten. Friendships with younger children may be fun and mistakes made during practices may amuse a teenage coach, whereas an older coach may have become upset with the child. Russ stated, “the kids joke with us and act like they are comfortable when we are around.” Agreeing with Russ, Coach Marsh commented, “Children often get tense and tend to go on their own instead of listening to their coach. They seemed to communicate better with younger coaches.” Yet student coaching was not restricted to volleyball and football. Junior Kris Par- dell stated, “during the fall, Coach Jepsen announced that he needed swimmers to teach at the middle school, so I picked up an application and taught on Saturday morn- ings for two months. I had a lot of fun be- cause I like swimming.” As the athletic seasons came to a close, many student coaches will realized that tak- ing on the role of a coach offers the chance to express their skills and experience while working with others. WHILE SENIOR RUSS Gluth takes the attendance of the seventh grade football team, the members listen to the instructions given by the other coaches. Unity helps to overcome hurdles As the runner made his final turn around the new track, he could hear distant cries from his teammates. From the sidelines they were rooting him on, urging him past a natural point of endurance. When the runner finished the 16- meter run, he was greeted by ques- tioning teammates: “how did you do?” or “what was your time?” A pat on the back accompanied these encouraging remarks. Unlike past years, team unity played an important role this year. “We were more than a team; we were a family. We had failures and triumphs, but we stuck together,” said senior Tim Rueth. “I can’t ex- plain why we were close, we just were,” he continued. Coach John Bobalik, social sci- ence teacher, said “the chemistry of the boys brought the team together. They helped each other from the first practice. The co-captains, sen- iors Rick Palmer, Tom Figler and Tim Rueth, played an important role in keeping the team unified with their support.” As a unified team, Rick explained that the team’s goal was to qualify as many people as possible for sec- tional competition. Fulfilling their goal, the Cinder- men qualified 1 1 team members for Sectionals. These included seniors Rick Palmer and Tom Biedron; ju- niors Bill Murakowski and Ron Po- lyak; sophomore Brian Karulski and freshman Bret Robbins. Also quali- fying was the relay team of fresh- man Chris Benne, juniors Glen Abrahamson and Kevin Canady, and senior Tim Rueth. Of the Sectional qualifiers, Rick and Brian went on to Regionals. In addition to the success at Sec- tionals and Regionals, team unity also prompted enthusiasm and con- fidence. “We helped each other and cheered on our teammates through the season. We were not only close, but spirited as well.” stated junior Dwight Reed. Despite unity and team achieve- ments the boys ended the season with a 2-5 record. However, the Cin- dermen were not disappointed with their results as Kevin explained, “al- though the team had its losses, it had many individual winners.” ALTHOUGH OLYMPIC POLE-VAULT- ING awards its competitors with medals, freshman Matt Proudfoot is satisfied with flying through the air. TRYING TO CATCH up to the runner ahead of him, senior Rick Palmer knocks down a hurdle, costing him a tenth of a sec- ond. Boys’ Track 2-5 MHS OPP Hanover Central, 64 38 Gavit 50 Griffith, 38 91 Highland 48 Crown Point, 35 65 Lake Central 43 Lowell, 41 58 Calumet 49 Lew Wallace 82 40 Munster Invitational 3rd Griffith Relays 6th Calumet Relays 6th Lake Suburban Conference Lake Suburban 7th Conference 9-10 9th Sectionals 8th TEAM UNITY APPEARS on the side lines as well as on the track. Junior Mike Sheehy watches his teammate clear the hurdle. USING MUSCLES AND footwork, Bill Murakowski, junior, spins the discus to achieve a first place position. — 130 Boys’ Track — 9 We were more than a team; we were a family. We had failures and triumphs, but we stuck together. Senior Tim Rueth 9 WITH A FINAL burst of energy senior Tim Rueth reaches for- ward to attain a longer distance jump during the Munster Invita- tional. BOYS’ TRACK TEAM: (front row) Matt Proudfoot, Steve Rowe, Bret Robbins, Tom Gainer, Randy Blackford, Rob Dixon, Dan Garza, Chris Benne (second row) Kevin Canady, Glenn Eckholm, John Owen, Brian Karulski, Mark Allen, Glen Abrahamson Ray Blazac, James Yang, (back row) Bill Murakowski, Mike Sheehy, Ron Polyak, Tim Rueth, Rick Palmer, Tom Figler, Mike Hoff- man, Andy Lambert, Kirk Billings, Dwight Reed, Tom Biedron. WITH A STRONG lead, senior Tim Rueth breezes over the high hurdles until he reaches the finish line. — Boys’ Track 131 — With our own track, we were able to improve our times, excel in the field events and work as a team. Coach Dennis Spangler 9 DIRECTING THE GIRLS to their positions for the relay, Coach Dennis Spangler, Wilbur Wright teacher, prepares them for the event. — 132 Girls ' Track — THRUSTING HER BODY over the high metal bar, sophomore Sally Dukich concen- trates on her form as she makes it over the 4’8” mark. Girls’ Track (8-6) MHS OPP Bishop Noll 46 59 Valparaiso 44 61 Hammond High, 66 32 Morton 34 Griffith, 42 29 Highland 61 Crown Point, 50 57 Lake Central 25 Lowell, 54 43 Calumet 35 Merrillville 47 58 Chesterton 51 53 Portage, 48 46 Gavit 36 Calumet Relays 4th Place Conference 4th Place Sectionals 9th Place USING HER ARMS to help her in the long jump, sophomore Maureen Morgan flies through the air, obtaining height and distance. ! i mm Ki ' sMi New track, coach lead team to unity only the beginning, as a sense of family closeness and unity devel- oped. “We worked as a team throughout the season,” explained sophomore Amy Nelson, “helping each other lessen our weaknesses and develop our skills, and strength.” The girls practiced day after day to obtain an 8-6 season record and conquer their two goals. Natalie ex- plained, “we wanted to place third in Conference and qualify as many girls as possible for Regionals.” With the help of Coach Spangler and new assistant coach Dennis Haas, Wilbur Wright unified arts teacher, the team was able to ac- complish the goals. “We placed fourth in Conference; however, we were pleased with our perfor- mance,” explained Coach Spangler. Qualifying for Regionals were ju- nior Becky Johnson in the 100-me- ter dash with a 12.4 and the 200- meter dash with a 25.6; and junior Dori Downing in the di scus event. Becky then qualified for State by placing third in the 200-meter dash in Regionals. Award presentation at the sea- son’s end proved the importance of home territory. Becky Johnson was named Most Valuable Player; Carol Beckman earned Outstanding Freshman honors; while Most Im- proved was presented to senior Sharon Obuch. Senior Natalie Ur- banski was awarded Sportsmanship and Leadership honors. The Pride, Hustle and Desire award went to junior Karen Eggers. “The use of a home track,” con- cluded Coach Sangler, “as well as the team unity was a positive factor in the outcome of the season. I am proud of the team.” GIRLS’ TRACK TEAM: (first row) Lisa Hodges, Karen Eggers, Nan Kish, Sue See- furth, Becky Johnson, Jeanette Johnson, (second row) Rachel Rueth, Amy Nelson, Beth Hackett, Cathy Pfister, Carol Beckman, Missy Bretz, Annette Christy, Julie Hager, (third row) Coach Dennis Spangler, Natalie Urbanski, Karen Rudkas, Sharon Obusch, Sally Pukich, Dori Downing, Ann Miller, Coach Dennis Haas. CONCENTRATION AND STRENGTH is required to heave the discus skillfully as ju- nior Dori Downing demonstrates her form, qualifying for Regionals with 106’8”. “Unlike last year, we were able to practice our sprinting, distance run- ning, and hurdling, as well as hold the meets at home on the new track,” explained senior Natalie Ur- banski, captain. Completion of the new track al- lowed the Girls’ Track Team to im- prove their skills and timing on their own territory. “Last year the overall performance of our team was hin- dered due to the constant traveling from school to school for meets. With our own track, we were able to improve our times,” explained Coach Dennis Spangler, Wilbur Wright unified arts teacher. Yet, improving their skills was INSURING A FIRST place finish, freshman Carol Beckman takes her final stretch across the finish line with a feeling of accomplish- ment. — Girls’ Track 133 — Netters succeed to Semi-State To set a goal is one thing, but to achieve a goal is another thing. “Our goal was to get to Semi- State,” stated Girls’ Tennis Coach Carmi Thorton, Girls’ Athletic Di- rector. After the netters advanced to Regionals, their goal seemed more realistic. Although the team had lost its last year’s 1, 3, and 5 varsity play- ers, the netters were able to capture an almost undefeated season. As a young team, the netters lacked some of the experience of the last year’s team. “We may have lacked experience compared to last year, but the close competition among our line-up this year forced strength into GIRLS ' TENNIS TEAM: (front row) Su- san Nagy, Shiela Ramakrishnan, Kathy Woj- cik, Joan Kiernan, Aileen Dizon (second row) Marcy Kott, Kim Hittle, Christine John- son, Kelly Chapin, Laura Brauer, Nicki Kott (back row) Coach Carmi Thorton, Darcy Herakovich, Laura Janusonis, Jodi Jerich, Ann Broderson, Patty Potasnik, Jill Golu- biewski, Regina Zurad our team,” stated junior Sheila Ra- makrishnan, 5 singles player. Challenges, drills, and exercising were part of the team’s practices, along with matches during the week every day from three to five. Chal- lenge matches were played to keep the best players at the top of the line-up. “Challenge matches were close and it was hard to tell between positions six and seven,” explained Coach Thorton. She also added, “positions two through five were fairly equal, which made the line-up unstable.” Changes in the Sectional play were made by the Indiana High School Athletic Association. Three singles and two doubles teams com- peted in Sectionals instead of the usual two singles and two doubles. The change also included the team competing as a whole instead of in- dividually. Coach Thorton felt the change was for the better. Coach Thorton stated, “I thought as a team we would be able to defeat harder teams than if we were going individually which would take us fur- ther into competition.” In agree- ment, junior Reggie Zurad, 1 dou- bles player, explained, “playing Sectionals as a team was better than individually because if one position lost, the team backed you up.” Also, Shiela explained, “though such a new system may not be as advantageous to an individual, it will promote team strength, spirit, and growth. The Sectional team consisted of senior Kelly Chapin, 1 singles; ju- nior Laura Brauer, 2 singles; fresh- man Laura Janusonis, 3 singles; ju- niors Reggie Zurad and Shiela Ramakrishnan, 1 doubles; junior Nicki Kott and sophomore Patty Po- tasnik, 2 doubles. As shown by the netter’s 13-1 re- cord, junior Laura Brauer conclud- ed “goals can be achieved by hard work and team cooperation.” Girls’ Tennis (13-1) MHS Bishop Noll 7 Morton 7 East Chicago 7 Washington Elkhart Central 3 Griffith 7 Gavit 7 West Lafayette 5 Highland 7 Crown Point 5 Lake Central 7 South Bend Adams 4 Lowell 7 Calumet 6 Merrillville 7 Conference Sectionals Regionals OPP 0 0 0 4 0 0 2 0 2 0 3 0 1 0 1 st 1 st 1 st DURING ODD GAMES, players are al- lowed to take a break. Junior Laura Brauer grabs a drink of water from her jug. — 134 Girls’ Tennis — AS THEY AWAIT their next game, Coach GIVING IT HER all, junior Nicki Kott ex- Carmi Thorton gives her doubles team, ju- ecutes a perfect backhand against her South niors Ann Broderson and Regina Zurad, Bend, Adam’s opponent. strategy in order to defeat their opponents. We may have lacked experience compared to last year, but the close competition among our line-up this year forced strength into our team. Junior Shiela Ramakrishnan % AFTER COMPLETING HER two-handed backhand, junior Shiela Ramakrishnan watches to see where the ball will land. WHILE CONCENTRATING ON her fore- hand, senior Kelly Chapin uses a powerful swing to make the winning shot. — Girls’ Tennis 135 — 9 The team had a good season, and can look forward to an even better one next year. Junior Joe Raster 9 USING HIS LEGS and arms to steady himself, junior Joe Kaster arranges his shot. — 136 Boys’ Golf — ENERGETICALLY SWINGING. JUNIOR John Holzhall tries to save himself after tee- ing off into a sandtrap. GOLF TEAM (front row); Kevin Ellison, Walter Florczak, David White, Takashi Na- kamura, Jim Fitt, Tad Benoit, David Lerner, Eric Gluth, Rob Passalacqua, John Dzurov- cik, Brad Yonover, Alex Tosiou, (back row) Coach Ed Musselman, Mike Casey, Jim Zu- bay, Mark Gozdecki, Jonathon Petersen, Joe Kaster, Mike Jeneske, Steve Lang, John Holzhall, Don Duhon, Jim George, Bob Melby, Dave Saska. Golfers’ agitation turns to success “Gray skies are gonna clear up ...” could have been the motto for the Boys’ Golf Team since rain ham- pered practices and the first three meets had to be rescheduled. However, five returning letter- men and the addition of varsity play- er junior Don Duhon provided the team with a very close relationship. According to senior captain Steve Lang, “the team’s close relationship was because we had been playing together for three years. We began to learn each others’ habits and weaknesses so we could help each other. In contrast, Coach Ed Mussel- man, math teacher, felt, “this team was determined to succeed, but at times the attitude varied from agita- CAREFULLY STUDYING HIS shot, ju- nior Mike Jeneske judges the angle to finish the hole above par. tion to wistfulness. Maybe being to- gether for three years had not been that beneficial to us.” “This agitation was what caused our loss to Lake Central,” stated junior John Holzhall. While the team took a one-point loss to rival Lake Central, they defeated their Lake Suburban Conference foe, Griffith. One of last year’s solved prob- lems was the ability to use Wicker Park golf course. Coach Musselman stated, “Wicker Park golf course was at the dispense of all Munster golfers; it helped in providing an op- portunity for more junior players to practice.” One of the weaknesses of the team was that, “all of the players had the ability to post good scores, but we were having trouble putting five good scores together. If one player was off, it could throw the whole team off; that’s why unity is vital,” said Mark Gozdecki, junior. Disappointedly, the team finished eighth place in the Lake Hills Invita- tional tournament and last in the La- fayette Invitational. This was, John explained, “due to the course being unfamiliar. The other teams had played on it before, so they had the home court advantage.” The team placed second overall in Sectionals, losing a tie to High- land. The tie was broken by the ad- dition of the fifth player’s score. Mark felt the team, “played the best it did all year, but they just had one better score than we did.” Overall, junior Joe Raster stated, “the team had a good season, and can look forward to an even better one next year.” Varsity Boys ' Golf 10-3 MHS OPP Lake Central 179 176 Calumet 172 185 Lowell 161 175 Highland 169 168 Crown Point 182 198 Lake Central 171 152 Bishop Noll 177 199 Griffith 176 182 Calumet 164 179 Lowell 153 178 Highland 165 165 Crown Point 165 169 Rensselaer Invitational 6th LaPorte Invitational 19th Lafayette Invitational 15 th Sectionals 2nd TAKING A MOMENT to lean on his iron, senior Steve Lang, captain, pre- pares for his 20-foot shot to help his team beat Griffith. SWINGING HEARTILY, JOHN Dzurov- cik, sophomore, readies himself to shoot his ball out of the deep grass at Wicker Park Golf Course. —Boys ' Golf 137— Though the practices were long and hard, they prepared us for the tougher games we had, like against Merrillville. Freshman Chris Camino 9 QUICK MOVEMENTS ARE an essential part of soc- cer. Freshman Chris Camino (5) comes to a grinding halt, turns back and prepares to pass the ball. — 138 Soccer — GUARDING a PLAYER closely is impor- tant if one wants to get control of the ball. Junior Luis Salazar intersects the Andrean player (7) before he can pass the ball. COLD WEATHER DOESN’T bother sen ior Todd Rakos as much as wondering wheth- er or not his team will score their needed goal. Varsity Soccer 9-3-1 MHS OPP E.C. Washington 1 8 Morton 1 0 Hammond High 6 0 S.B. Adams 2 2 Bishop Noll 7 0 Gary Wirt 5 1 Andrean 5 2 Clark 4 0 Portage 1 7 Merrillville (OT) 3 2 Highland 4 2 Playoffs Merrillville 3 1 Andrean 2 1 WHILE NOT IN the game, players had to try and stay warm. Freshman goalie, Kevin Mann, shares a pair of sweat pants with other players to keep their hands warm. Soccer Team misses out on tourney; settles for a second Soccer is considered “the up and coming new sport in America” ac- cording to the program ABC Wide World of Sports, however to Mun- ster, which completed a 9-3-1 sea- son, soccer has been around since 1974. Although soccer started back in the Roman Ages, it remained main- ly in and around European countries until as recently as the 1970’s, when it embarked on the United States. “It’s not as popular as foot- ball, yet, to some, but the popularity of soccer is really getting around es- pecially with younger school-age kids,” stated Head Coach Danny Jeftich. Reinforcing this idea, sophomore Danny Trikich explained, “I’ve grown up with soccer as my main sport; I’ve played others but soccer is really my favorite.” “I haven’t played soccer very long, but I do enjoy it because it is such an exciting and fast moving game. I enjoyed playing as an indi- vidual as well as a team,” added senior Todd Rakos. “The team performed really well this year,” explained Coach Jeftich, “I wasn’t sure how well we’d do be- cause we only had two starters re- turning fr om last year, but they did do a good job overall.” Assistant Coach Mr. Srbo Trikich added, “the team was inexperi- enced at first and it took many long hours of practice to get them in the shape that this sport demands.” Unlike some sports, soccer is a fast moving game which requires a lot of running and many quick move- ments. Also, soccer is one of the longer games to play since it is a 90- minute game divided into two 40- minute halfs, with an eight-minute half-time period. Practices for these games lasted anywhere from three to four and a half hours, either after school or from 6-9:30 pm, compared to 1974’s hour and a half practice after school. “Even though the practices were long and hard, they prepared us for the tougher games we had, like against Merrillville,” stated fresh- man Chris Camino. A 7-1 loss against their toughest competitor, Portage, almost dis- qualified the bootmen from a first or second place in the Lake Porter Tourney. But with Portage’s 4-2 loss against Andrean in the first night of the playoffs, the bootmen were able to proceed to the final game of the playoffs. There they ran into an “unfortunate” 2-1 loss against An- drean and took the second place tro- phy. “It really was unfortunate since we had beat Andrean in regular sea- son play, 5-1. Andrean really pre- pared for this game which helped them tremendously. Our guys gave it their best shot but obviously it wasn’t enough. However, there’s al- ways next year,” optimistically con- cluded Coach Jeftich. SOCCER TEAM: (front row) David Zawada, Danny Trikich, Mark Hollingsworth, Julius Pawlowski, Luis Salazar, Rob Hanus, Kevin Mann, Chris Camino, Tim Samels, Jay Grunewald, Mark Melby. (back row) Assis- tant Coach Mr. Srbo Trikich, Tad Taylor, Dan Kmak, Juan Pelayo, Mike Speranza, Dave Adich, Jim Kottaras, Yakov Ades, Mar- inko Bosnich, Jim Sharp, Todd Rakos, Wally Bracich, Jake Svardstrom, Head Coach Mr. Dan Jeftich. KICKING THE BALL with his left foot and guarding Highland player (6), freshman Jay Grunewald (4) controls the ball while junior Julius Pawlowski follows close behind. The Bootmen wore green mesh jerseys to be rec- ognized from the press box. “SLIDING” A PLAYER was a technique used by the bootmen to prevent the opposing team members from controlling the ball. Ju- nior David Zawada (2), fullback, blocks High- land player (5) from the ball while sophomore Dave Adich, sweeper, prepares for a loose ball. — Soccer 139 — 9 Having ten returning seniors helped considerably. All of them gained experience in the previous season, making us a more experienced team. Coach Mike Niksic 9 — 140 Baseball — ■ mmsmry Seniors lead ’Stangs to second in Conference Flying from overhead, a view of the Mustang’s home baseball field looks like nothing more than a green field, a diamond dotted with four white bases, a pitchers mound, a batter and nine defensive players. From the home stand bleachers, an- other site is seen. This field provides a setting for exciting homeruns, stri- keouts, base stealing and strategic coaching. With a 10-1 midseason record, the ‘Stangs managed to capture the East Chicago Classic Title. High- lighting the Classic was a victory over Bishop Noll. “Beating Bishop Noll proved that we had the talent to beat anyone,” stated senior Tim Markowicz. Another important game was a victory over rival Highland 1-0. “Neither team had an advantage, we just played a fine game and out- played them (Highland),” admitted Head Coach Mike Niksic. “Losing Conference to Highland was definitely the disappointment of the season,” stated Matt Urbanski, junior. The team took second place to Highland. “We had a Conference record of 9-3 and we even beat them in both games. I guess they just played better than we did and beat the teams we lost to.” Providing the bulk of the team’s talent were ten returning varsity members. “Having team closeness helped us to play together much better and that’s important against tough teams,” added Tim. “Having ten returning seniors helped considerably. All of them gained experience in the previous season, making us a more exper- ienced team,” stated Coach Niksic. Junior Varsity Baseball (11-5) Varsity Baseball (17-4) MHS OPP Gavit 10 4 Portage 2 3 Highland 1 0 Lake Central 2 0 Whiting 13 6 13 8 Crown Point 6 4 Lowell 2 3 Griffith 6 4 East Chicago Washington 4 0 Bishop Noll 3 1 Calumet 11 0 Highland 11 1 Lake Central 5 7 Crown Point 1 2 Lowell 8 0 Mustang Tourney Hammond High 7 2 Calumet 10 4 Griffith 7 4 Calumet 5 0 Merrillville 9 6 WITH DETERMINATION AND hustle, senior John Cerajewski rounds third base on his way to scoring the tying run. MHS Highland 1 Lake Central 4 Crown Point 6 Lowell 7 Griffith 3 Calumet 13 Highland 3 Valparaiso 11 6 Lake Central 11 Bishop Noll 4 Crown Point 8 Lowell 6 Griffith 0 Bishop Noll 3 Calumet 5 Freshman Baseball (4-5) Griffith Highland Lowell Crown Point Harrison Lake Central Pierce Frosh Tourney Crown Point Highland MHS 5 7 7 6 6 12 10 6 6 OPP 3 9 4 6 2 4 7 2 3 10 7 1 3 1 2 2 OPP 0 13 8 15 9 1 8 5 7 TO AVOID BEING tagged out, senior Tim Markowicz slides into third base safely. — Baseball 141 — cont. Also contributing to the team’s strength was their pitching and bat- ting abilities. “At the beginning of the season we relied heavily on our pitching to win games. By mid-sea- son our hitting improved a lot, mak- ing us an even stronger team,” ex- plained senior Joe Nelson. Four seniors and one junior were nominated for Lake Suburban Con- ference positions. Infielders Hal Morris and John Cerajewski were selected for first base and second base, respectively, while outfielder Lou Carbonare and the battery of Paul Banas and Tim Markowicz were also chosen. “Having five guys nominated for Conference positions is an honor, stated Hal. While the field provided a setting for exciting homeruns, strikeouts, base stealings and strategic coach- ing, it also added an opportunity for team unity and individual achieve- ment. CONCENTRATING ON THROWIN G the ball into the strike zone, junior Hal Morris winds up for a pitch. MEETING ON THE pitchers mound, senior team members John Cerajewski, Barry Klosak and junior pitcher Hal Morris dis- cuss team strategies in order to defeat their opponent. JUNIOR VARSITY BASEBALL TEAM: (front row) Mark Wester- field, Brian Dedelow, Perry Manous, Dave Cerajewski, Rich Norman, Ed Rau, Jeff Dedelow, Mike Westerfield. (back row) Rick Tangerman, Dave Malinski, Mike Meyer, Larry Heming- way, Anthony Kusiak, Frank Molin- aro, Coach Robert Shinkan. VARSITY BASEBALL TEAM: (front row) Matt Urbanski, Len Mill- er, Dave Lamski, Bill Resetar, Roger Teller, (second row) Brad Niely, Barry Klosak, Jim Zajac, John Cera- jewski, Joe Nelson, Brian Duffala. (back row) Dave Robinson, Tim Markowicz, Hal Morris, Paul Banas, Louie Carbonare, Brian Kushnak, Bob Sirounis, Head Coach Mike Nik- sic. AFTER FIELDING A well hit ball v senior Joe Nelson fires the ball to prevent the oppo- nent horn reaching second base. DEMONSTRATING TEAM SPORTS- MANSHIP, both teams shake hands after the Mustangs defeated Lake Central 2-0. FRESHMAN BASEBALL TEAM: (front row) Brian Dedelow, Mike Rzonka, Tim Ma- teja, Dave Cerajewski, Mike Delgado, (back row) Coach Robert Shinkan, Randy Bryant, Chris Ignas, Dave Urbanski, Perry Manous, Carl Krumrei. — Varsity Baseball 143 — AS THE PRESSURE builds, football team members cheer on the offense line that is attempting to score during the last minute of the Highland game. TEAM SPIRIT DOES not always end in the locker room, as the Girls’ Volleyball Team encourages each other on the court for a victory. — 144 Satisfaction — atisfaction Thrill of victory outshines agony of defeat Rolling Stones vocalist, Mick Jagger, said, “l can’t get no . . . satisfaction.” That is not necessarily the case for most amateur athletes. “The level of satisfaction may vary, but that is why most people partici- pate in athletics,” said Cross Country Team captain Tom Figler, senior. For many students, the challenge in- volved in individual and team competition provided satisfaction. Freshman Kim Kocal put it best when talking about the swim team, “being on the swim team in the “Swim Capital of Indiana’ is difficult be- cause you have to live up to the tradition of the name. It also means trying to be the best you can be. Some people look up to you at swim meets and its great to say you’re part of the team, that’s the greatest satisfaction. Also, it’s great when in competition being able to break your own record and pushing VICTORY ON THE court brings pride to the crowds as they cheer the winning basketball team in the final moments of a close game. yourself to win.” Other athletes find satisfaction on the field by physical contact. Football player Bill Marakowski, junior, stated, “the phys- ical contact and crushing of bodies is really great. So also is the thrill of victory and being able to run off the field.” Competition is what sports are all about for many athletes. Try to win the point, scoring the touchdown or breaking a record are all part of the game. Defensive tackle, Dan Bard, senior, said “1 like tough compe- tition, team sports. I get satisfaction when I do something right, whether making a block or a tackle. If the challenge is there I go for it.” Competition is fine, playing up to poten- tial is what senior Mike Anasewicz has in mind. “In racquetball I get satisfaction even if I lose, as long as I played to my potential I’m happy. I get upset when I don’t play to the fullest. I give it all I’ve got.” There is also behind the scenes satisfac- tion from coaches, trainers and managers. Coaches view sports satisfaction in a differ- ent light. Mr. Jack Yerkes, ex-Basketball coach, feels, “the biggest satisfaction you get is the closeness you have with individ- uals. You learn about a person and get a closer view than in a classroom. It is a much more relaxed atmosphere.” Head Football Manager, Steve Lang, senior, said, “I enjoy being on the field. As a senior I like being in charge. The smoother the game goes the more satisfaction I get.” Scott Sponberg, football trainer, senior, felt, “I like being in a position to make sure the team is O.K., with no injuries. If there are some, I try to make sure they won’t occur again.” Setting personal goals for athletes, coaches and trainers and then reaching these goals by striving for perfection is how these people involved in athletics attain their satisfaction. WHILE OTHER MEMBERS of the Girls’ Basketball STRIVING TO PERFECT his drive for a lay up, Team look on, senior Heidi Wiley works on her lay up junior, Jim Zajac uses all his energy to pass the new in order to help reach the overall team goal of winning. assistant coach Jack King. — Satisfaction 145 — M1 It’s not whether you win or lose it’s how you play “The score is 20 all, this is game point!” . . . Game! We won!” With the victorious cheers from the winning team and the somber faces of the defeated, it was appar- ent that the thrill of victory and ag- ony of defeat was not reserved for those students on interschool teams. Students who wanted to compete in sports without many hours of long practices, or who wanted to play just for fun, were involved in intra- murals. Under the direction of Mr. Tom Russell, DECA sponsor and teach- er, volleyball sign-ups were under- way. “Intramurals was a way to have fun with your friends on a weeknight and still be able to compete in a sport,” said sophomore Amy Len- nertz, volleyball player. For a $2 fee, intramurals was open to anyone interested. Teams were formed and met two nights a week for games. After six weeks of regular play, an intramural tourna- ment was held. After volleyball season was over, sign-ups were open to boys interest- ed in basketball. Basketball games were held as often as possible with a tournament at the end of the sea- son, like volleyball. “1 liked intramurals because it gave me a chance for extra prac- tice,” said junior Donn Duhon, bas- ketball player. For those students who didn’t have the time or just wanted to get out of the house, intramurals pro- vided a way to have a good time on the weeknights. WITH A FLICK of the wrist, senior Tom Biedron spikes the ball right over senior Ra- mond Blazek’s head. 146 Participation 4 Intramurals was a great way to get together with friends junior Tom Papadados 9 GIVING IT ALL he’s got, ju- nior Tom Papadados uses an overhand serve to get the ball over the net. Participation 147 — 148 STRATEGY AND TEAMWORK may be required for a long game of football, but not for a simple fun time of roller skating at Omni. Junior Bill Zemaitas skates to the tune of the Rolling Stones. IN ORDER TO be fully prepared for his fishing trip, junior Jon Gross packs his tackle box the night before. Unlike school-oriented sports, fishing has a solitude not found in a crowded stadium. Sports on your own — ftoing It Your Way “I feel like playing volleyball. But then. I’d need more people, a good ball, a net, lots of room and a person to referee the game. Boy what a tall order.” “I am so bored. Maybe I’ll take up a sport like jogging, pool or maybe even just some home exercising, at least for those I wouldn’t need lots of equipment and if I wanted to, I could have some one do these things with me. Well at last I’ve found some sports to do on my own,” contemplated the teen to herself. Students did their own thing like bowling, fishing, pool, or just playing a relaxing game of Atari (Space Invaders), without referees or coaches.” “I feel that it took more discipline to go jogging by myself than with the whole track team under the supervision of a coach,” explained junior Jenny Olds. “I used to get up at about 5:30 a.m. and go jogging with my dad,” added Jenny. To get up every weekday at 5:30 to go jogging may have been challenging, but ex- ercising at home also required much time, patience and effort. Senior Sharon Grambo explained, “I used to get up at 5:30 a.m. to exercise, but I couldn’t get up that early every morning. I started to do it at night with the stereo or video machine. Instead of having a teacher there, I would do all the work myself and I didn’t need to be on the gymnastics team to enjoy exercising.” Unlike team sports, dedi- cation to just one sport was not necessary. EXERCISING CAN BE fun with one or more people. ELECTRONIC GAMES HAVE replaced traditional Senior Sharon Grambo demonstrates that it can really TV watching. Sophomore Ron Hotter enjoys a relaxing be enjoyable by doing it alone. game of Space Invaders. — Sports on your own 149 — DEEP CONCENTRATION IS required to play a good game of ping pong. Senior Karyn Waxman skill- fully hits the ball back to her partner. Unlike tennis, no uniforms are necessary. WITH SOME SPARE time on her hands, Denise Shmagranoff, senior, practices some special shots to prepare herself for a tough competator. yo ur w ay “I like a variety of sports from dancing to playing pool, and oddly enough, not many of them are team sports,” explained senior Denise Shmagranoff. “I like the freedom to choose when to play any sport I wish at any time and espe- cially the choice of with whom to play the sport, unlike team sports where you can’t choose,” Bill Zemaitas said. ‘‘What I really enjoy about a sport with- out coaches and stuff is that there are no set practices. You don’t have to spend up to three hours a day practicing a certain sport when those hours could be spent on other things,” said Ron Kotfer sophomore. “Coaches are mainly necessary for big teams. But if someone is really interested in doing something without set times for prac- tices and long Friday and or Saturday night games, then they should seriously consider starting a sport on your own,” senior He- lenka Zeman explained. Although coaches were and are neces- sary for some sports, they were not re- quired for all sports such as ping pong. Uniforms weren’t necessary to enjoy a sport such as home exercising or a quiet game of Space Invaders. It didn’t take much to have fun and enjoy a sport. All one really needed was them- selves and some imagination to play a “sport on one’s own.” DAILY EXERCISE FOR some students may have included sit-ups and push-ups, but senior Laura Kyria- kides walks her dog as part of her daily routine. ' jLf ■ • i - 3 -,„ j V — Sports on your own 151 — Organizations Getting the Job done IN ORDER TO meet an upcoming deadline, senior Linda Taillon diligently types her sports story after school. “It’s easier said than done.” Although this old cliche could have served as a convenient retort or an easy back-out, it was repeatedly disproved by members of organizations who succeeded in getting their jobs done, no matter how much time or effort was involved. For many students involved in clubs, the school day did not always end at 2:40 p.m. While writers on both the newspaper and yearbook staffs were spending countless hours after school in order to meet their deadlines, Chess Club members were busy practicing in the North Building for their National tournament in Philadelphia. Meanwhile, actors and actresses in the play the “Fantasticks” were rehearsing on stage in order to perfect their performance. Yet practice alone did not end the extra time and effort that was exerted by club members, for without finances most organizational projects would never have gotten off the ground. In a true test of their endurance, Drill Team members did not stop jumping and moving around until they had completed their 24-hour marathon in order to raise enough money for national competition in Los Angeles. Faced with a similar expense, Speech and Debate Team members barbecued 3,500 chickens to fund their season expenses which included their trip to the Nationals in San Francisco. Whether it was a choral group singing long hours after school, or National Honor Society members selling M M’s throughout the day, the work never seemed to end. Yet no matter how great the task, these members persevered and refused to fit the mold by taking the easy way out. — 152 Organizations Division — — Organizations Division 153 — BETWEEN NUMBERS freshman Marching Band members Sharon Kiser, Joan Horvath, and Tom Leask march on during the Homecoming parade and wait for the signal to commence playing. “TIS THE SEASON to be jolly” as senior Steve Kuk- linski hangs holly in the DECA bookstore window which was theme-decorated throughout the year. ASIDE FROM THE humor involved in the Donkey Basketball Game between the Lettermen and the coaches, Mr. Dennis Spangler, takes the game seriously for a moment in order to find an unguarded coach to whom to throw the ball. A? — 154 Joining Clubs — PRECISION TIMING AND a good memory help Band members Mike Yates, senior, and Jon Gross, Junior, do their best while performing at Homecoming halftime. SWIMMING ALONE IS no fun. Senior Eric Golden- berg enjoys the company of small fish as he perfects his scuba diving techniques. U hy Join? Would all interested students please come to Room S333 “Joe, why weren’t you at the Scuba Club meeting yesterday?” “I didn’t know there was one. Anyway, I don’t want to join any clubs. I don’t see the point of it, except maybe to get more ser- vice points for National Honor Society or to have more page numbers listed behind my name in the yearbook index. Somehow that just doesn’t appeal to me.” One might have heard a conversation IN ORDER TO raise players’ spirits. Cheerleaders spend hours decorating the players’ homes. Sopho- more Tricia Koman t.p.’s junior Bill Murakowski’s house for the Highland Homecoming game. ONE OF DECA’S many activities during the year is to sell and distribute flowers. Seniors Steve Kuklinski and Pete Mann deliver Sweetest Day flowers to senior Mar- garet Behrens. Other DECA activities included selling M M candy to raise funds for conferences. like that at one time or another. It appears that Joe is unaware of the different reasons that different people joined clubs. “I ran for Student Government because I wanted to get involved in our class activi- ties,” stated senior Scott Spongberg. “I was in DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) because of all the knowl- edge I gained from being in that club and for all the different activities that happened throughout the year,” said Jennifer Baron, senior. Some students joined clubs to break away from the daily routine of homework. “When I was in Drama Club, 1 was constant- ly busy because Drama was a lot of hard work. Although my grades did suffer some- what from the lack of attention I gave them, I did not give up on my homework or my club activities,” explained senior Sharon Grambo. A club also gave students a sense of iden- tity. Mr. Paul Schreiner, sociology teacher and American Field Service (AFS) sponsor, said, “clubs got kids involved. They gave the kids an identity and a sense of belong- ing. They (clubs) mainly filled their time with meaningful activities.” Another club, Speech and Debate, pro- vided students with experience in public speaking. “1 plan to be a lawyer and being in speech was definitely helpful. It gave me the experience I’ll need,” stated Ela Aktay, junior. A variety of clubs were offered for the students to excel in their individual inter- ests. “People should take advantage of these organizations and join up. There are plenty of different clubs to interest every- body,” added Mr. Schreiner. SEARCHING FOR CHANGE junior Jeff Kiernan sells a news-filled Crier to freshman Susan Michaels. Every other Friday Crier members had the chance to show students the results of their writing, researching and photographing. — Joining Clubs 155 — Honors Honorary organizations recognize feelings of pride, accomplishment As her gold tassle brushed across her cap while going up to receive her diploma, she thought back on all the long hours of hard work she put into her education and contribu- tions to the community. Being a member of National Honor Soci- ety, (NHS), entitled her to the gold tassle, and she felt the true meaning of the word “hon- or.” “Being a member of an honorary organiza- tion gives a feeling of pride and accomplish- ment,” stated senior Andrea Kott, NHS member. “It gives recognition for the time and effort spent on a particular area.” Qualifications for membership into honor- ary organizations varied from grades to out- side-of-school activities. Students interested in NHS had to apply for membership and this required students to have 36 service points, one service point awarded for every month of active club par- ticipation. Students also needed teacher rec- ommendations to support their character and a grade point average (GPA) of 3.2 or better on a 4.0 scale. NHS students were also required to be of service to the community and to school. Members tutored students and sponsored College Night, a program catering to Indiana College and University candidates. NHS awarded scholarships to one or two of its outstanding members at its initiation ceremo- ny in May. Another organization, Quill and Scroll, re- quired students to have a GPA of 2.9 or better, and to have done outstanding work in journalism, either on Paragon or Crier. “Quill and Scroll recognizes a journalist’s good work and encourages the efforts and creativity of other members in the Journalism Department,” said Diane Pieczykolan, Quill and Scroll president. Quill and Scroll also raised funds for the summer journalism workshops at Ball State University, and the journalism banquet in May. Another type of honor society, Thespians, was for active drama members, and required putting in 100 work hours in theatrical pro- ductions. Work varied from being a member of the cast to helping out behind the scenes as a member of the crew. Thespians, along with Drama and student participation, put on the annual Spring and Fall plays and a play for childrens theater. For those students interested in athletics there were the Letter Clubs. These were hon- orary clubs for outstanding athletes who were required to participate in certain number of games or meets, which varied among the coaches and the sport, and to have excelled in that sport. During the year the Letterpeople per- formed different services, such as selling pro- grams at games, and the Lettermen spon- sored the Donkey Basketball game in November, a basketball game of Lettermen vs. coaches. “I think the basketball game was a lot of fun because it allowed students and their teachers to relax and enjoy themselves on a more personal atmosphere,” said junior Mark Gozdecki. “It was funny to see teachers actually riding donkeys, and trying to play basketball at the same time.” The Letter Clubs also raised money for the annual athletic banquets held at the end of each athletic season. “Being a member of an honorary organiza- tion means receiving recognition for all the hard work spent on achieving certain goals,” explained Mark. “It gives you a feeling of accomplishment and something to be proud of.” THERE IS MORE to being a Letterman than meets the eye. Senior Dan Kmak, Letterman, finds himself playing Donkey Basketball opposite Junior Varsity Basketball coach, Mr. Ed Robertson, in a different kind of fun- draiser. The Lettermen went on to beat the coaches by one basket. Lettermen: (front row) Rick Palmer, Mark Hecht, Bob Sirounis. (back row) John Zajac, Rob Hanus, Tim Agerter. Paul Banas, Bob Rigg. Zlatan Stepanovich, (second row) Mark Gozdecki. Ron Pasko, Doug Heinz. Lettermen: (front row) Ron Polyak, Dwight Reed, Glen Abrahamson. (back Larry Braman, Phil Pramuk, Al Nowak, row) Mike Ramirez, Tim Rueth, Mark (second row) John Halzhall, James Yang, Hecht, Kirk Billings. Lettermen: (front row) Darryl Lieser, Yonover. (back row) Mike Meyer, Joe Chuck Malinski, Adam Yorke, Chuck Moo- Nelson, Ken Croner, Serbo Simeoni, Todd ney, Tom Biedron. (second row) Roger Atwood. Teller, Dan Kmak, John George, Scott Lettermen: (front row) Jeff Thomas, Ju- Markowicz, Tom Figler, Brian Karulski, lius Pawlowski, Ron Polyak, Dwight Reed, Andy Mintz. (back row) Mike Chelich, Matt Urbanski, Bryan Duffula. (second Steve Lang, Scott Spongberg, Stan row) Barry Kiosak, Mike Speranza, Jeff Skawinski, Glen Abrahamson, Russ Gluth. National Honor Society: (front row) Caryn Cammarata, Lisa Gold- berg, Mike Speranza, Andrea Kott. (second row) Rebecca Georgas, Debbie Poi, Rita Siavelis, Keeley Lambert, (back row) Nancy Magi- not, John Zajac, Sandy Harding, Rebecca Shoup. National Honor Society: (front row) Ron Pasko, Steve Lang, Jeff Markowicz, Andy Yerkes, Adam Yorke. (second row) Tom Figler, Julie Levy, Chris Roman, Jayne Ro- vai, Cheryl Brazel. (back row) Zla- tan Stepanovich, Lisa Gerdt, Kim Richards, Eric Goldenberg, Bob Rigg- National Honor Society: (front row) Lucy Yu, Rick Palmer. Roger Teller, Caroline Paulson, Lauren Shoemaker, (second row) Su- zanne ElNaggar, Leigh Lambert, Kathy Fitt, Christy Vidovich, Sonja Paragina. (back row) Michelle Ba- dos, Linda Colgrove, Karla Pajor, Michele Witmer, Terri Bame. Letterwomen: (front row) Laura Brauer, Nicki Kott, Kelly Chapin, Andrea Kott, Lori Goldberg, (second row) Karen Kuklinski, Debbie Render, Nan Kish, Caroline Paulson, (back row) Dori Downing, Sheila Ramakrishnan, Sonia Tosiou, Debbie Milne, Jayne Rovai. Thespians: (front row) Scott Yonover, Suzanne ElNaggar, The- resa Case, Sharon Grambo, Jean- ette Gustat, Ann Higgins, Carol Fitzgibbons. (second row) Sharon Rogers, Debbie Poi, Christie Fin- kiewicz, Jenny Olds, Julie Thomp- son, Nancy Rzonca. (back row) Tony Zygmunt, Juarie Siegel, Cort Savage, Shannon Noe, Ron Svetic, George Malek, Robert Fitzgibbons. Letterwomen: (front row) Linda Backe, Leslie Doyle, Kathy Smith, Natalie Urbanski, Stephanie Johnson, (second row) Miss Carmie Thronton, Julie Hager, Kim Richards, Ellen Kaminski, Keeley Lambert, (back row) Rosie Mason, Pam Selby, Sandy Mason, Heidi Wiley, Lisa Schroer, Lisa Ro- driguez. Quill and Scorll: (front row) Scott Martin, Sonja Paragina, Diane Pieczykolan. Paul Mounts. (back row) Lisa Goldberg, Julie Levy. Linda Colgrove, Michelle Ba- dos. Organizers All the little things make ‘Ruling Class’ work overtime “1396 . . . 1397 . . . 1398 . . . Will we ever finish stapling these student handbooks? I wish we’d finally get this over with; everyone went to the beach today, except us.” While most students were enjoying their last week of summer at the beach, or just taking it easy, Student Government was at work preparing things for the new school year. “Homecoming had to be organized, but so did little things like stapling papers and pam- phlets,” explained senior Chris Roman. Student Government included Pride Com- mittee (PC), led by first semester Student Body President, senior Irene Fabisiak, and Class Executive Council (CEC), led by class sponsors and elected class officers. PC repre- sented the student body while CEC concen- trated on class related activities. With the aid of Mr. Hal Coppage, govern- ment teacher and Student Government spon- sor, PC surveyed the students on what to do with the “New Commons” area, located near the main office in the Central Building. “We wanted to fix up the area so it would benefit most students and be useful,” stated Irene, “but we wanted to do something that the students felt the school needed.” PC also held a blood drive in the spring for those students 17 or older, as well as area adults who wanted to give blood. Toward the end of the year, Student Gov- ernment elections were held in May, allowing interested students to run for office. With the sacrificing of leisure time, Stu- dent Government members were rewarded with a feeling of satisfaction as accomplish- ments were made throughout the year. “I think it’s good to see what you can ac- complish, and how to make Student Govern- ment really work for the students,” said ju- nior Heidi McNair, PC member. Long after the clicking of staplers ceased and the completed papers were stacked, Stu- dent Government members looked back with pride as they saw their goals accomplished. GUIDING PARENTS THROUGH the newiy opened hall near the main office, senior Chris Koman fulfills her duty as a PC member during Open House. FORCED TO STAY inside on their last sunny days, Student Government members senior Kathy Vargo, sophomore Debbie Vargo and senior Elyse Grossman, are faced with the task of stapling together thousands of Student Handbook papers needed before the start of school. — 158 Student Government — " THE 1981 HOMECOMING Queen is ... ” Senior Irene Fabisiak adds to the suspense of the evening as she announces the Homecoming Queen and the winning float during halftime. SENIOR PRIDE COMMITTEE: (front row) Kathy Fitt, Michelle Bados, Michele Witmer, Suzanne EINaggar, Helenka Zeman. (sec- ond row) Nancy Maginot, Kathy Vargo, Jelena Trikich, Brenda Mill- er. (back row) Julie Levy, Sandy Mason, Chris Koman, Lori Dernulc, Irene Fabisiak. SOPHOMORE, JUNIOR PRIDE COMMITTEE: (front row) Deb- bie Vargo, Abby Labowitz, Dawn Kusek. (second row) Kris Mager, Patty Fuller, Sally Shaw, (back row) Becky Thompson, Jackie Witmer, Sherrie Pavol, Angie An- dello. FRESHMAN PRIDE COMMIT- TEE: (front row) Melissa Bados, Kathy Wojcik, Joan Kiernan, Jenny Harrison, Joan Horvat (back row) Christine Johnson, Jodi Jerich, Lisa Pavlovich, Laura Janusonis, Cindy Vrlik. — Student Government 159 — Organizers Here today, here tomorrow — Spirit Raisers provide unending pep Mailmen, nurses, teachers, parents . . . There are always groups of people in the world who perform many helpful services; yet they are taken for granted. Remove these people and everyone would complain. This situation is often the plight of Cheerleaders and Pep Club. “Cheerleaders are essential for boosting the crowds’ morale as well as the players’,” said junior Heidi McNair. Some athletes feel cheerleaders and crowds are necessary to a winning team. “I think it makes you try harder and want to win when you are being cheered on,” sen- ior Phil Pramuk, football player explained. A new twist to the spirit leaders was the combining of freshman cheerleaders with the Junior Varsity, (JV) into one squad. The freshman cheerleaders alternated turns in cheering at Freshman games. The JV squad included Laura Janusonis, Jill Janot, Jill Samels, Jennifer Durham, Suzi Page, Sally Shaw, Kelly Comstock, and Deb- bie Polis during the football season. Debbie O’Donnell took Debbie Polis’ posi- tion during basketball season. The Varsity squad included Tammy Thornton, Dawn Smallman, Sue Wojcik, Tri- cia Roman, Renee Larson, and Karen De- Cola during football season. Dionne Maniotis filled Karen’s position during the basketball season. Cheerleaders, with the aid of Pep Club, had various things to do to raise the school -spirit. Late on nights before games, when most students had finished their homwork and were getting ready to go to sleep, the cheerleaders were on their way out to t.p. varsity team members’ houses. Besides t.p.-ing, the cheerleaders also decorated the locker room and wrote secret admirer notes to boost team morale. Cheerleaders and Pep Club also made signs to hang in the halls. Pep Club’s job was to keep up students’ spirit and provide a cheering section at games. Pep Club was led by president, senior Robin Groff, vice president, senior Karla Pajor, and secretary, junior Heidi McNair. “We were trying to make Pep Club a more active organization and get more participa- tion,” Heidi explained. Raising school spirit isn’t such an easy task. Long practice hours after school on Wednesdays were required for cheerleaders’ performances at games and for area compe- tition during a contest held in November at Bradley University in Illinois. “School spirit seemed to be on the uprise,” said junior Sue Wojcik. “There were many difficulties throuthout the year that needed to be overcome, but all in all it was a pretty good year.” ALL WORK AND no play can become tedious as cheerleaders sophomore Renee Larson, senior Tammy Thorton, sophomore Jill Samels, and senior Dawn Small- man share a joke with sponsor Ms. Kathy Dartt, English teacher. POM PONS ADD red and white enthusiasm to the Homecoming assembly. Varsity cheerleader Dawn Smallman, senior, uses her pom pons for extra spirit in her cheers. r t ■ -kl SHOWING ENTHUSIASM, FRESHMAN cheer leaders Jennifer Durham, Suzi Page, and Laure Janu- sonis signify a Mustang Freshman victory over Highland, 54-43. TIME BETWEEN QUARTERS provides Varsity Cheerleaders senior Tammy Thorton, sophomores Re- nee Larson and Tricia Koman, and junior Sue Wojcik with a chance to encourage the fan’s spirit . . . “What’s the Mustang Battle Cry?” “V-I-C-T-O-R-Y!” VARSITY CHEERLEADERS: Tammy Thorton, Tricia Koman, Karen Decola. Dawn Smallman, Renee Larson, and Sue Wojcik. JUNIOR VARSITY CHEER- Jill Samels, Suzi Page, (back row) LEADERS: (front row) Sally Kelly Comstock, Debbie Polis, Lau- Shaw, Jill Janot, Jennifer Durham. ra Janusonis. (second row) Debbie O ' Donnell, — Cheerleaders 161 — Organizers Timing off, GTO taken under Athletic Department’s wing Like a bewildered orphan aimlessly wan- dering through crowds of people, the Girls’ Timing Organization (GTO) eagerly searched for a new beginning. The search began with a new leader, Athletic Director Mr. Don Lambert, who took GTO “under his wing” organizing the sponsorless group. “I think sponsorship is the key to success for GTO. Without faculty involvement it will be hard to survive,” said Mr. Lambert. Fun- draisers explained another missing piece in the GTO puzzle. Instead of the usual candy and flower sales, GTO turned to athletic funds to buy their organization’s shirts. Meanwhile, the Wrestling Team welcomed a new scoreboard which required only two GTO members to operate, so the other members could cheer on the wrestlers. “Because of the new scoreboard there wasn’t a need for many people, and we wanted the girls that were willing to give us their time,” explained GTO vice-president in charge of wrestling, senior Michelle Ba- dos. In addition to the new facets of GTO, the organization continued with the traditional swimming, wrestling, and track divisions. Each division had its own vice-president. Juniors Karen Gerlach and Beth Micenko were in charge of swimming, while senior Michelle Bados was in charge of wrestling. Track GTO, however, was another story. The cancellation of outdoor home meets prevented the GTO from participating in the early season. Also continued was the need for GTO. Swimming Coach Jon Jepson explained, “1 felt the GTO girls were important in getting the little things done, such as putting up lane dividers as well as timing. They also affected the swimmers’ mental attitudes be- fore a competition. It’s always good to have someone to cheer you on.” A FRACTION OF a second can make all the differ- ence between winning and losing in swimming. Intently watching for the moment the swimmer taps the wall, senior Cynthia Madsen and sophomore Laura Lusk prepare to record the times. RECORDS OF TIMES are important for future refer- ence. Junior Karen Gerlach records the times of the swimmers as they are reported in by the runners. KEEPING THE SPECTATORS informed of the meet’s progress is one of the fundamental jobs of GTO. Recording the time on the display board, freshman Peggy Rippey performs one of the many GTO tasks. ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGY TOUCHES all as pects of life. A new scoreboard allows junior Brian Wilkinson, manager, and GTO members seniors Cheryl Hemingway, Carolyn Reppa, Sue Hodor and Michelle Bados to concentrate of the action on the mat. 162 Girls’ Timing Organization — WRESTLING G.T.O.: (front row) Michelle Bados, Carolyn Reppa, Sue Hodor, Heidi McNair, Caryn Cammarata. (back row) Karen Atlas, Elaine Markovich, Cheryl Hemingway, Sandy Har- ding, Suzanne Lasky, Chris Koman. P8 Al- liil A SWIMMING G.T.O.: (front row) Jenny Uram, Sue Jarzombek, Ra- chel Chua, Jennifer Richwine. (sec- ond row) Martha Haines, Tammy Smith, Karen Zatorski, Monica Car- nahan. (last row) Sue Golden, Kim Kocal, Michele Dybel, Deedee Dinga. SWIMMING G.T.O.: (front row) er. Cynthia Madsen, Kim Richards. Lisa Levin, Joanne Jaceczko, (back row) Tiff Arcella. Amy Cala, Kathy Fitt, Leigh Lambert, (sec- Susan Michel. Cindy Urlik. ond row) Julie Rubino, Kim Walk- SW1MMING G.T.O.: (front row) Helenka Zeman, Beth Micenko, Ka- ren Gerlach. (second row) Sandy Miller, Jackie Ostrowskl, Peggy Rippey, Marnye Harr, (back row) Donna Farkas, Merilee Hollings- worth, Jessica Zeman, Kim Sker- tich. — Girls’ Timing Organization 163 — — 164 RESEMBLING A FLORIST delivery service, senior Brenda Miller, OEA member, reminds senior Caroline Paulson to put her friend’s name and second hour teacher on the carnation sale message. USING CLOWN MAKE up and costumes, juniors Anna Marie Dash and Diane Steorts talk senior Ray Blazek into purchasing a Homecoming balloon to help them pay for their DECA contest and travel fees. DRILL TEAM PATRONS supported the team by putting their money where their mouths were, while helping the Drill Team members with their spaghetti dinner fund raiser. Sophomores Amy Etter and De- vorah Wenner finish cleaning up after the dinner. Crunch raisers keep organizations from crumbling Money makes the world go round. Whether students ride the academic, social or athletic “carousel,” books, dating and equipment cost money. Organizations can’t be left behind since they also required funds for uniforms, contest and travel fees. Without fund raisers, Drill Team could not afford uniforms and Project Biology stu- dents would have to pay more for their an- nual Florida trip. Also, it would be difficult to produce yearbooks and newspapers without financial - back-ups. Candy, carnation and poster sales, as well as 24-hour marathons, were popular fund raisers to cover travel expenses, uni- forms and competition fees. Instead of the usual tangible sales, the Lettermen sponsored the out-of-the-ordi- nary Donkey Basketball game to help pay for their letter jackets. Doubling as a fund raiser and community service, Quill and Scroll members held their annual car wash in May to help pay for journalism students’ summer workshops at Ball State University. “Like other organizations, we have travel and contest fees to struggle with, plus we also had an Employer Appreciation Ban- quet in May that ran about $500, so our fund raisers were an important and neces- sary part in keeping our organization orga- nized,” explained Business teacher Flor- ence Kolodziej, Office Education Association (OEA) sponsor. While organizations like Distributive Edu- cation Clubs of America (DECA) and OEA financed their contests, National Honor So- ciety (NHS) raised approximately $1,200 from their November candy sale. Three $300 college scholarships used part of the profits and $100 to $150 funded the May induction ceremony, and the remainder covered the cost of NHS members picnic planned for May. “The picnic will be the first outing that NHS members take togeth- er and probably the last since NHS will be part of the Guidance Department until a sponsor is found,” stated guidance counsel- or Mrs. Marsha Weiss, NHS sponsor. “A very big fund raiser was the Lori Col- clasure week in which each class helped out,” said history teacher Mr. Hal Cop- page, Pride Committee (PC) sponsor. Roller skating nights, bake sales and even a bas- ketball game were held for Lori in which all proceeds went to help pay for the treat- ment of her rare skin disease, Epidermoly- sis Bullosa, in West Germany. “Fund raisers were a benefit to most or- ganizations throughout the year and with- out them there probably would not have been as many luxuries or activities for those organizations,” concluded Mrs. Weiss. AS A COMMUNITY service and school function, Lori GAME PROGRAMS WERE sold to introduce play- Colclasure Week helped raise funds to pay for Lori’s ers and advertise local merchants while raising money treatment in West Germany. Freshman Carol Kim and for Lettermen jackets. Dan Plasket, letterman, sells a senior Eva Zygmunt contributed their money and ener- program to Mrs. Morris at a home Basketball game, gy with the bake sale. — Fund Raisers 165 — Communicators Clicking typewriters, uptight staffers signify pressurized bi-weekly deadlines Anyone who walks down the southwest hall of the South Building is sure to be over- whelmed by the clicking of typewriters, the yelling of staff members, and the blaring of radios. If it all appears to be total chaos, this usually means a Crier deadline is near. “The most pressure is on deadlines be- cause they represent the most essential part of getting the paper out on time,” explained junior Mark Gozdecki, Crier sportswriter. “There is no such thing as a missed dead- line,” added Mark with a smile, as he recalled advisor Mrs. Nancy Hastings’ common Pub saying. Although chaotic deadlines are a common scene every two weeks in the Pub, the Crier changes with the new staff. “This year’s Crier was trying for a new style,” stated senior Diane Pieczykolan, Edi- tor-in-Chief. “Part of this new style was bet- ter accuracy and cooperation with interviews from students and administration alike,” add- ed Diane. The staff members put in long hours, not only interviewing, but also at the printer, Litho-Type, where they spent many late Thursday nights, often until midnight, finaliz- ing paste-ups and preparing Crier for distri- bution on Friday mornings. To finance the paper, staff members asked local businesses to place ads in Crier, and they had the annual Valentine Carnation sale, Thanksgiving Thankfuls, Christmas I Wish Sales, and Sen- ior Will and Bequeaths. In addition to selling ads, each staff mem- ber critiqued exchange papers, hoping to find new ideas and perfect editing skills. Staff members were also assigned “beats” or areas of the school that were checked weekly to improve school group coverage. After beat reports were turned in the edi- tors on the Editorial Board met to assign sto- ries and discuss coverage for the next issue. From there, rough stories were written, final copy was typed, and page layouts were de- signed. All the work seemed to pay off, as Crier won many national awards. Besides winning the All-American for ten consecutive semes- ters from the National Scholastic Press Asso- ciation. They also received their fourth Med- alist rating from Columbia Scholastic Press Association, and a first place International Award from Quill and Scroll. All the clicking of typewriters, yelling of staff members, and blaring of radios is part of the Crier production until evenutally the noise ceases, stories are turned in, and pa- pers are sold. PASTE-UP CAN BE a tedious task that takes patience and skill to learn. Managing Editor Sonja Paragina ex- plains to senior Olga Georgevich how to align the copy so the page is pasted up straight. PEN, INSTEAD OF foot in mouth, was discovered by junior Scott Martin, News Editor, as a noveau concentra- tion tactic for Crier deadlines! ■ THURSDAYS PROVE CHAOTIC for staff members as they go thru the hassles of paste up. While senior Marcie Sherman, Circulation Manager, c orrects a typo in a feature story senior Lauren Shoemaker, Analysis Editor, checks the galley proof for further errors. AFTER A LONG night of writing headlines and correct- ing, copy senior Diane Pieczykolan, Editor-in-Chief, struggles to fit copy for the Editorial page of Crier. Crier: (front row) Scott Martin. Diane Pieczykolan, Sonja Paragina, David Coltun. (second row) Susie Oberlander, Ellyn Lem, Paul Mounts, Lauren Shoemaker, Jeff Kiernan, Mrs. Nancy Hastings, (back row) Lori Demulc, Jeanne Baker, Danice Holler, Linda Tail- Ion. Crier: (front row) Karen Gerlach, Andy Yerkes, Margaret Behrens, (second row) Mark Gozdecki, Laura Papp, Marcie Sherman, Lin- da Psaros. (back row) Jane Braun, Olga Georgevich, Tom Morgan. — Crier 167 — Communicators Yearbook deadlines not as easy as A,B,C Dear Diary, I’m sorry I haven’t written. I know that it’s been at least three weeks since my last entry, but I didn’t know that my journalism class was going to take up so much of my time. I spent more time in the Pub than I did at home. My parents opened the door for me one day after I got home and asked me who I was! I knew they were joking, but they were right. “The first deadline went quite smoothly,” said our advisor Mrs. Nancy Hastings. I think that the others got easier as we went along, but during the first one I was in total panic, even though I only had one story to write. I thought it was going to be late! You know that it would have cost us about $600 for one page if it was turned in late. You can bet that we all tried our best to be on time. “Being in yearbook was so much fun and I KEYS IN THE hands of Personalities Editor, senior Elyse Grossman, signals the end of a long afternoon of work in the Pub. But for senior Linda Colgrove, Layout Editor, the work is not yet completed. learned so much. I don’t think people know how much work it really was; if they did, I think that they would appreciate the book more,” stated Helenka Zeman, Athletics Edi- tor. Everyone thought it was so easy to be on the yearbook staff. They thought all we had to do was just sit down, whip up a story, throw a headline on it, grab five or six pic- tures, and jot down captions. Well, have I got news for them! First of all, we had to know about writing stories, head- lines, and even captions. Headlines have to grab the readers attention while the story keeps their attention, our Edito r-in-Chief Ju- lie Levy said. Captions are very hard because of all the things we had to avoid when writing them. The pictures weren’t so easy to pick out, either. They had to be good quality pictures. You know what I mean, interesting and with some kind of action going on. The people I became such good friends with, from lots of long hours of work, were really great. They were loads of fun to be with. Every one of them was dedicated; they had to be. Besides, they were sort of nutty at times! But that was good, because we couldn’t be serious all the time. Well I should get going now. Please be patient until I get the chance to write some more interesting news. TRYING TO IDENTIFY the members of the Girls’ Varsity Volleyball team may be as difficult as finding a needle in a haystack! Athletics Intern Jeff Plesha, junior, discovers the burdens of caption writing. THREE ' S NOT A crowd when one is in need of help. With the helping hands of senior Chris Roman, Activities Editor, juniors Laura Brauer and Nicki Kott get fresh ideas for their captions. PROFESSIONAL REPORTING DEMANDS the style of Barbara Walters and the experience of Walter Cronkite. But junior Kathy Kolodziej, Organizations In- tern, is satisfied with writing the story which gets the approval of Editor-in-Chief Julie Levy, senior. — 168 Paragon — Paragon: (front row) Chris Ko- (back row) Linda Colgrove, Julie man, Elyse Grossman, Jelena Tri- Levy. Michelle Bados, Lisa Gold- kich. (second row) Helenka Ze- berg, man, Rita Siavelis, Helene Pappas. Paragon: (front row) Kim Olds, Jake Svardstrom, Jim Davis, (sec- ond row) Kathy Kolodziej, Jeff Ple- sha, Mike Casey, (back row) Scott Robins, Suzanne Lasky. Scott Yon- over, Nicki Kott. — Paragon 169 — Communicators “ ‘Gerald Ford’s WIN buttons couldn’t do it. Richard Nixon’s wage price controls couldn’t do it. Jimmy Carter’s voluntarism couldn’t do it . . . ’ ” stated senior Susie Ober- lander, in her girl’s extemporaneous speech. The topics may not always be the same nor the presentation, not even the length, but it all added up to one thing: public speaking. In other words it’s the Speech and Debate teams. With the aid of English teachers Mrs. He- len Engstrom, Mrs. Linda Horn, Mrs. Mary Yorke, business teacher Mr. Don Fortner and substitute teacher Mr. Ed Burkhart, Speech and Debate team members practiced and competed during their nine-month season. Members received help in shortening speeches or perhaps adding more to a speech lacking in length or content. They also received help for preparing their speeches from coaches and other team mem- bers. Mr. Fortner videotaped five days a week and then replayed the film for the speakers to check for speed, content, ges- tures and facial expressions. Practices were also held during students’ and teachers’ lunch hours, teachers’ plan periods and even at members homes. “Not everyone practiced that much, but those that wanted to do their best at any competition did try to practice as much as possible,” commented senior Terri Bame. Much of the practice paid off as nine mem- bers advanced to State competition in Indian- apolis. Besides this 14 Speech and Debate members advanced to Districts, while four seniors: Sue Oberlander, Michelle Kelchak, Mark Levine and Brian Matthews qualified for Nationals in San Francisco, CA. Nationals were not a new experience for debators Mark and Brian, having competed in Nationals last year in Salt Lake City, Utah. Yet, the absence of an assistant provided Mrs. Horn with a new experience. “That fact may not seem like anything to some, but the kids didn’t receive as much attention as they should have. The novices needed exper- ience, while sub-varsity and varsity needed support,” stated Mrs. Horn. In addition, Mrs. Horn had to call parents for transportation to meets. “The novices had their meets in one town, varsity in an- other and sub-varsity in yet another. I needed the help of parents almost every weekend to help transport them.” Although there may have been transporta- tion or practice time conflicts, Speech and Debate team members “learned an impor- tant marketing skill in communicating,” Mrs. Engstrum, head speech coach, explained. CROSS-EXAMINATION ALLOWS a team to interro- gate their competition. Senior Mark Levine plays the part of the cross-examiner to prepare his debate part- ner, senior Brian Matthews, for possible questions at their next meet. — 17 Speec an Debate— ONCE A SPEECH is memorized, the delivery is then perfected. Senior Tricia Ulber practices “You are Some- body” for State where she would receive a second place rating. Students learn academic, social value of communication TAKING TIME OUT from her lunch hour, head coach Mrs. Helen Engstrom helps sophomore Mike Dillon and junior Helene Goldsmith with the duo cutting of “The Apple Tree.” TRYING TO EASE the weight of the hundreds of mag- azines contained in the extemp boxes, junior Scott Mar- tin laughs while carrying them to the car on his way to a meet. AT CHESTERTON HIGH School, senior Susie Ober- lander tries to convince her audience that inflation is getting the best of us, in one of the speeches that quali- fied her for Nationals in California. Speech and Debate: (front row) (back row) Scott Martin, Zoran Carole Witecha, Ela Aktay, De- Martinovich, Jim Condes. vorah Wenner, Lisa Goldberg Speech and Debate: (front row) Suzanne EINaggar, Julie Thomp- son, Susie Oberlander, Brian Mat- thews, Mindy Chemerinsky. (sec- ond row) Terri Bame, Enn Chen, Helene Goldsmith. Karen Coltun. (back row) Julie Levy, Theresa Case, Jonathan Petersen, David Oberlander, Kathy Vargo. Speech and Debate: (front row) Jeff Quasney, Jeff McNurlan, Ann Higgins, Sylvia Galante. (second row) Kevin Condin, Shelly Jewett, Abby Labowitz, Mike Dillon, (back row) Jenny Baron, Amy Johnson, Mark Levine, Jeff Zudock. Speech and Debate: (front row) Dionne Maniotes, Joanne Bame, Jeff Zawada, Tricia Ulber, (second row) Susie Page, Brad Yonover, Scott Yonover, Alex Tosiou. (back row) John Frederick, Mona EINag- gar, Becky Thompson, Amy Hens- ley. — Speech and Debate 171 — DURING INTERNATIONAL NIGHT, ex change students give presentations on the countries they represent. Senior Octavio Cardosa shows slides to explain about culture BRIEFLY DESCRIBING HIS native country, Costa in Brazil, his native country. Rica, senior Luis Salazar talks to the AFS members. FRENCH CLUB: (front row) Chris Metz, Abby Labowitz, Linda Zondor, Sandy Lang- ford. (second row) Deanne Wachel, Lisa Pavlovich, Kristin Miga, Deborah Dillon, (back row) Chris Johnson, Joan Kiernan, Ann Miller, Kathy Wojcik. FRENCH CLUB: (front row) Melinda Goldman, Natalie Urbanski, Tricia Koman, Mike Dillon, (second row) Kim Watson, Ai- leen Dizon, Karen Markovich, Linda Powell, Deno Takles, Jim Fitt, Brad Yonover, Steve Paris FRENCH CLUB: (front row) Sue Wilson, Nancy Yang, Darcy Herakovich, Angela Cor- ona. (second row) Rachel Chua, Jennifer Richwine, Kelly Geiger, Beth Pavelka, Jane Braun, (back row) Becky Thompson, Ra- chel Ruth, Maria Tsakopoulos, Anita Cul- bertson, Sue Gurawitz. — 172 AFS French Club German Club — FRENCH CLUB: (front row) Marnyl Harr, Melissa Bados, Sashi Sekhar, Dawn Kusek (second row) Carolyn Echterling, Dianne Dickerhoff, Lisa Ferber, Jennifer Roose (back row) Peggy Rippey, Karen Pfister, Karen Coltun, Maureen Morgan. Communicators Culture Clubs roll out their welcome mats Hola! Guten Tag! Oi! Bonjour! Throughout the world, although the wel- come mats read differently, their meaning is BAKESALES ENABLED THE French Club to travel places. Sophomore Mike Dillon and freshman Debbie Dillon prepare cookies for the bakesale the following day. the same. American Field Service (AFS), French Club, and German Club rolled out the welcome mats, while devoting themselves to novel languages and cultures, supporting the United States’ “melting pot” psuedo-nick- name. AFS is a social organization that sponsors exchange students and builds a relationship between American and foreign students. Planning and scheduling activities for ex- change students was part of the job of AFS. The traditional International Night, “Christ- mas Around The World,” was held in Decem- ber and featured the Sophomore Boys and Junior Girls Ensembles, along with presenta- tions from exchange students from Munster and the Chicago area. Countries which were represented by foreign exchange students in- cluded Russia, Brazil, Costa Rica, and Ger- many. In addition to the presentations, food ranging from Egyptian lotmat eladi to Chi- nese egg rolls was served. Besides International Night, AFS went to Water Tower Place during Christmas to shop for the holidays. Also, AFS went horseback riding early in the year. Students joined AFS for various reasons. Sophomore Lynn Milan stated, “I thought it would be interesting to learn about other countries and to meet foreign exchange stu- dents.” Also, Mona ElNaggar, freshman, added, “I was interested in joining, because I enjoyed taking field trips with students and wanted to learn more about foreign culture.” The French Club, sponsored by Mrs. Alyce Mart-Webb, French teacher, broadened its interests by taking fieldtrips to French restau- rants and to art museums, while having cheese and pastry parties, too. To fund their travels, the French Club sponsored bakesales and Christmas stocking fillers. They traveled to the Museum of Sci- ence and Industry during the holidays to ob- serve Christmas trees from around the world. They also went to learn about the French impressionists, Monet and Degas, at the Art Museum in Chicago. In addition, the French Club had a French pastries’ party with food ranging from lace cookies to cream puffs. They also had a cheese party where many cheeses were sam- pled. Furthermore, they went carolling at Christmas time to practice French customs. The German Club, under sponsor Mrs. Helga Meyer, German teacher, returned to activities this year because students wanted to learn more about German life-styles and attitudes compared to ours. With the help of fundraisers, the German Club was able to see several German movies. Although AFS, French Club, and the German Club devoted time and activities to culture, French Club president Lori Goldberg, junior, was heard mocking histroy, “we showed Ma- rie Antoinette, we’re having our cake and eating it too!” AMERICAN FIELD SERVICES: (front row) Jeanette Gustat, Terrie Hatala, Susan Olio, Susan Nagy, (second row) Annette Christy, Jan Curtis, Karen Comstock, Bar- bara Bartoszuk, (back row) Duane- Dick, Suzi Page, Kelly Comstock, Mona ElNaggar. AMERICAN FIELD SERVICE: (front row) Nancy Yang, Lynn Milan, Sue Wilson, (second row) Barb Melby. Sue Flynn, Ka- ren Cole, (back row) Suzanne ElNaggar. Luis Salazen. German Club; (front row) Sally Shaw, Kathy Przybyal, Amy Etter. (second row) Amy Hensley, Jim Kritzer, Susan Flynn, (back row) John Frederick, Jeanette Gus- tat, Stephan Gruoner. German Club: (front row) Takashi Naka- mura, Jenny Mazanek. Annette Arent. (sec- ond row) Mona ElNaggar, John Zajac. Rick Geiger, John Misch. — AFS French Club German Club 173 — Performers Hours of practice come alive at halftime “One minute left until halftime — quick ev- erybody line up!” Preoccupied by last minute preparations and jitters, Marching Band, Drill Team, Flag Corps, Rifle Squad, and Majorettes count the seconds until their performance. “There’s a lot of tension in getting every- body to just line up on the proper yard line,” said junior Cathy Pfister, Drill Team Vice- President. Getting everything to go smoothly is not always an easy task, but it all falls into place with practice,” added Cathy. Although most performers are usually ner- vous beforehand, practice may ease the ten- sion. Practices helped in keeping precision and coordinating routines with the band. “No matter how many times you’ve done a routine, or how many times you’ve played a song, you still get nervous before a perfor- mance,” said sophomore Liz Snow. Practices began in the hot summer and continued into the bitter cold winter. Half- time performers trained in the summer for the July 4 parade and in early fall for Home- coming and home football games. Drill Team members, along with Marching Band, Rifle Squad, Flag Corps, and Majorettes practiced during sixth hour first semester and at 7 a.m. during second semester. Drill Team, under the direction of sponsor Miss Kathy Dartt, English teacher, organized many fundraisers throughout the year. Mon- ey made from selling calendars, truth-o- grams, Christmas ornaments, and raffle tick- ets helped to send 12 Drill Team members to national competition held in California. Drill Team, led by president Robin Groff, vice- president Cathy Pfister, secretary Karen Lit- WITH A SMILE and a sign of relief, junior Jim Siavelis walks off the field after a halftime performance. LEADING THE CHEERS for victory, senior Flag Corps members Carole Orosco, Sheryl Bopp, Nancy Rzonca, and Drill Team member Jenny Mazanek, sen- iors help raise spirit at the Highland Pep Rally. — 174 Halftime— DURING THE OPENING cere- mony for the Homecoming game. Drill Team members stand at atten- tion for the “National Anthem.” Marching Band and Major- ettes: (front row) Julie Nelson, Dianne Dickerhoff, Sue Golden, Ken Reister, Sherri Pietrzak. (sec- ond row) Rob Osterman, Chris Cornell, Nick Bachan, Rich Steffy. (back row) Steve Myers, Matt Proudfoot, Avi Stern, Brian Cud- dington. Marching Band (front row) Jeff Clapman, Dave Delaney, Joy Hor- vat. Tod Ensley, Drew Walter, (second row) Angela Bubala, Sharon Kiser, Joan Horvat (back row) Greg Psaros, Kraig Hayden, Tom Leask, Scott Kazmer. Marching Band (front row) Ke- vin Heggi, Curt Jergenson. Brad Tyrrell, Tim Maloney, (second row) Jim Davis, Angelo Tsakapou- los, Jonathan Peterson, Randy Blackford, (back row) Michael Yates, Kevin Tyrrell, Jonathan Gross, Mike Nelson. Marching Band: (front row) Pat Harle, John Gustaitis, Sharon Metz, Laura Gualandi (second row) Ka- ren Cole, Annette Christy, Rachel Rueth. Martha Regelman. (back row) Mike Bubala, John Frederick, Rick Geiger, Mark Tester. Halftime tie, and treasurer Jane Michel also sponsored a dance marathon in the field house to help raise funds. “The marathon was our most successful money maker for sending the girls to Califor- nia,” said sophomore Sherra Stewart. The Drill Team members received three first place awards in State Competition be- fore qualifying for National Competition in Los Angeles, CA. “This was the first year we’ve ever quali- fied for Nationals, and we were all really ex- cited about going to California,” added Sherra. While in California, the team finished 12th in the nation in the novelty division. Marching Band, under the direction of Mr. Don Ostepowicz, divided into either Pep Band or Concert Band during second semes- ter. Pep Band provided music for basketball games, while Concert Band held seasonal concerts performed in the auditorium. In the fall, Marching Band went on a field- trip to Chesterton, IN to watch a Marching Band competition. “We went to see what other organizations were doing and how far we had to go to improve,” said junior Jim Siavelis, Band Member. The Band also had a fruit sale, selling grapefruit and oranges to help raise funds for uniforms and other expenses. The 10 Flag Corps members along with the four Rifle Squad members practiced after school during second semester to prepare for the basketball season. Because of decreased participation, Flag Corps and Rifle Squad combined. “1 feel that the combination didn’t really work out that well, because the girls were not getting help with their routines,” said senior Adrienne Gifford, Flag Corps member. Dur- ing the football season the two majorettes twirled their batons in time with the Band and performed various routines, but by basket- ball season, Sherri Pietrzak, sophomore, was the lone majorette. “It takes a lot to get up and perform alone, but it’s not so bad when you get used to it,” Sherri said. While the cheers drowned out the music, the halftime festivities ended with a sigh of relief from the performers as they marched off the field. CONCENTRATING ON HIS music sheet, sophomore Rob Osterman plays “Rubber Band Man” for the Drill Team’s routine. AS DRUM MAJOR junior Joy Horvat strikes up the band, Marching Band members instill some school spirit with " Munster Mustangs.” —176 Halftime— PREPARING FOR THEIR halftime performance, Flag Corps members gain confidence and timing by prac- ticing one last time. MANY LONG PRACTICE hours under the hot sum- mer sun were spent preparing for the July 4 parade. With pom pons in hand, while doing a routine to “Mun- ster Mustangs,” senior Karen Little concentrates on staying in time with the band during the parade. DRILL TEAM MEMBERS cheer on the team after gaining two free-throw points at the Griffith basketball game. Drill Team: (front row) Angie Zucker, Jane Etling, Amy Etter, Ka- ren Pfister. (second row) Lynne Marcinek, Amy Rakos. Laura Jarc- zek, Shelly Jeneske, Chris Mott, Sherra Stewart, (back row) Amy Riemerts, Meg Galvin, Terri Check, Tara Stevens, Devorah Wenner, Kathy Smith. Drill Team: (front row) Cathy Pfister, Robin Groff, Karla Pajor, Debbie Kain, Jenny Mazanek, Jane Michel, Karen Little, (back row) Kris Mager, Sandy Polis, Sherrie Pavol, Julie Nowak, Chris Mannion, Karen Matthews. Desiree Premuk. Flags and Rifles: (front row) Sherryl Bopp, Carole Orosco, Nan- cy Rzonca. (second row) Dawn Michaels, Crystal Connor, Amy Cashman, Susan Michel. Karen Mayer (back row) Adrienne Gif- ford, Amy Cala. Chari Kielman. Ab- bie Gifford, Pam Wood. — Halftime 177 — Performers " Behind the scenes’ gang gives dramatics the added touch Behind every production of a play or musi- cal, there are individuals; individuals, in addi- tion to the performers, who create the atmo- sphere for opening night. The 20-member construction crew could really have been called the “flexible crew”, since they performed numerous duties. For example, prior to the performance, the con- struction crew made the scenery, and then practiced with lighting set-ups and make-up. “They (construction crew) worked three to four hours a day, in order to have the scenery ready for the opening night,” stated junior Jenny Olds. But how did these 20 people acquire the money needed to purchase the equipment to make the scenery? Senior Sharon Grambo explained, “the money came from the ticket sales from previous plays and also from fund raisers, such as sell- ing candy and posters.” “And if that wasn’t enough, we still have our budget to lean on,” added Cristy Finkiewicz, senior. Leaning on one another helped the cos- tume crew get their work done. “The actors in the ‘Fantasticks’ made their own cos- tumes,” said Sharon, “but for most produc- tions we have a crew for sewing and buying costumes.” Unfortunately the lighting crew didn’t have the buying power of the costume or construction crews. “They had to design the lighting plot and were instructed by lighting crew heads juniors George Malek and Shan- non Noe during performances,” commented Cristy. The make-up crew was headed by junior Jackie Witmer. A crew of volunteers that worked “quickly the night of performances preparing the actors and actresses for their debuts,” said Jenny. The last stop before performances is the make-up room, but another crew that was as important as make-up, lighting and construc- tion is, of course, the director and sponsor, Ms. Linda Aubin, English teacher, who as- sumed both roles. “Ms. Aubin is an admirable sponsor-direc- tor. She is very knowledgable in both the acting and the technical areas,” commented Sharon. “She also gives the students a lot of responsibilities. Responsibilities such as play- ing the part of a director for a play or working all the lights during performances,” com- mented Cristy. She added, “as a sponsor she is very active and puts everything into the productions.” Along with responsibility of sponsoring and directing, Ms. Aubin, with the help of the student directors and crew heads, decided the plays to be performed. Sharon explained, “the crew heads, student directors and Ms. Aubin get together and pick out some plays as possibilities. Then they try to pick out which one would be the best to do. The final decision, if a tie, is up to Ms. Aubin.” Even though the responsibilities for the crews are numerous, they all hang in there. “Backstage people do a good job with the equipment and money available. Most of the people who work backstage have always worked ‘behind’ and not ‘on’ stage so they know what they have to do to keep things running smoothly, stated Cristy. CONTRARY TO POPULAR belief, make-up is not only for women. Junior Jackie Witmer applies eyeliner to eighth grader Jimmy Harrison so that his facial ex- pression appears vivid throughout the auditorium. DRAMA CLUB: (front row) Scott Yon- over, Suzanne ElNaggar, Theresa Case. Sharon Grambo. (second row) Laurie Sie- gel, Natalie Abbott, Kris Mager, Bill Zemai- tis. (back row) Dan Robinson, Ron Svetic, Jim Wolf, Kevin Hartoonian. DRAMA CLUB: (front row) Kristen Bomberger, Dawn Kusek, Angela Corona, Rachel Ruth, (second row) Lena Che- croun, Peggy Rippey, Mary Mikalian, Su san Nagy, (back row) Joanne Bame, Jean ette Gustat, Sherra Stewart, Susan Reddel — 178 Drama Club — AS MS. AUBIN proudly displays her “director” sweats, she helps junior Ann Higgins put up a curtain to prepare the stage for a dress rehearsal of the “Fantas- ticks”. PROPER LIGHTING AND sound are an important part of any performance. Juniors George Malek and Tony Zygmunt receive instructions for the next scene. DRAMA CLUB: (front row) Jacqueline Witmer, Joanne Jaceczko, Jill Golubiewski, Jodi Jerich. (second row) Jenny Olds, Tammy Thornton, Scott Spongberg, Julie Thompson, (back row) Mona ElNaggar, Daniel Sipkowsky, Mike Dillon, Abbey Labowitz. DRAMA CLUB: (front row) Sharon Rog- ers. Debbie Poi, Cristie Finkiewicz. (sec- ond row) Carol Fitzgibbons, Nancy Rzonka, Shannon Noe, Ann Higgins, (back row) Tony Zygmunt, George Malek, Cort Savage, Bob Fitzgibbons. — Drama Club 179 — Performers Successful tradition gives Ensembles a tough act to follow When one thinks of a “tough act to follow” they may think of a winning season in football or tennis. But a “tough act to follow” also described the previous years of success with the choral ensemble groups. According to Mr. Richard Holmberg, choral director, “we have over 15 years of success behind the ensembles. The groups now have had to live up to very high expectations.” Those expectations were within the groups themselves. “Mr. Holmberg really expected a lot from us, including getting to know our music within a week or two,” stated senior Lisa Gerdt. “What we expect from ourselves is that we do as well as the past groups or maybe even better because we have to hold up the Munster name. When we go to contest everyone expects us to get a first because we are from Munster and they know of our repu- tation,” added Lisa. “It was obvious to see that Mr. Holmberg and ensemble director Mr. Gene Fort, history teacher, wanted us to do well in ISSMA, (Indi- ana State School Music Association), and our public appearances because of all the time they spent practicing with us,” stated junior Kristen Zygmunt. The time with the groups and soloists proved to be well spent as seven ensembles and twelve soloists received first place rat- ings at the local ISSMA competition at Gary Lew Wallace. The groups went on to com- pete at the State Finals in Indianapolis, where five ensembles and seventeen soloists received first place ratings. Boys and mixed groups practiced on Tues- days and Thursday mornings, and the girls practiced Tuesdays and Thursdays after school. Wednesdays were left for soloists to get help from Mr. Holmberg or Mr. Fort. Be- sides the out-of-school hours, some practicing was also done during class. The four sound proof practice rooms with- in the choir room allowed four ensembles to practice for upcoming performances during the class hour. The ISSMA contest, Christmas and spring concerts were not the only publicity the en- sembles received. Ensemble members per- formed for the Lions Club, Sportsman Club, and the Ladies Auxilary, among other groups. “When we performed in the auditorium during the Christmas show, the local radio station, WJOB, taped us and we also ap- peared on channel 50,” explained senior Terri Bame. Before one could earn the honor of being in an ensemble, he had to try out for member- ship. “I was really nervous when it was my turn,” stated Kristen, “but my main worry was whether my voice was going to crack or not, especially since we have to try out in front of the class.” Many students felt it was easier to be se- lected for one of the senior ensembles. “It is a lot easier to try out in Concert Choir because there are so many groups that it’s easier to be chosen for at least one. But that doesn’t guar- antee that you’ll make it,” added senior Phil Pramuk. With many long hours of practice, strong nerves and several public appearances, it’s no wonder that next year’s groups will have an even tougher act to follow. THE JUNIOR BOYS’ ensemble members. Bob Hu- lett, Mike Meyer, Pete Such, and George Shinkan re- ceive help from Mr. Richard Holmberg, Choral Director, during the Christmas season in order to prepare for the holiday concert. BOYS ENSEMBLE: (front row) Mike Meyer, Mark Hecht, George Shinkan, Mike Min. Kevin Walsh, (back row) Bob Melby, Jim Frankos. Bob Hulett, Jim McCormick, Pete Such, Jim Condes, Mike Nisevich. row) Nancy Trippel, Terri Gordon, Dawn Michaels. Abbey Labowitz, Amy Etter. SOPHOMORE GIRLS’ ENSEMBLE: (front row) Amy Riemerts, Sue Reddell, Laurie Deal, Carole Witecha. (second — 180 Ensembles — SENIOR GIRLS ' SEXTET: front row) Karin Houk, Leslie Doyle, Margaret Behrens, (back row) Gretchen Guyer, Lisa Gerdt, Amy Johnson. GIRLS’ BARBERSHOP QUARTET: Rebecca Shoup, Amy Johnson, Gretchen Guyer, Mindy Brandt. BOYS ' BARBERSHOP QUARTET: Mike Sper anza, Steve Koufos, John George, Nick Navaro. MIXED ENSEMBLE: (front row) Rebecca Shoup, Mike Speranza, Karen Stern, Ron Pasko, Amy Johnson, Andy Yerkes, (second row) Nick Navaro, Gretchen Guyer, John George, Mindy Brandt, Steve Koufos, Karin Houk, Kevin Welch, Candis Wojick. (back row) Cheryl Brazel, Tim McLoughlin, Debbie Peterson, Larry Braman, Terri Bame, Phil Pramuk. SENIOR GIRLS’ ENSEMBLE: (front row) Candis Wojcik, Karen Stern, Karin Houk, Rebecca Shoup. (back row) Terri Bame, Amy Johnson, Mindy Brandt, Gretchen Guyer, Debbie Peterson. JUNIOR GIRLS’ ENSEMBLE: (front row) Sue Seefurth, Kris Par- dell, Jill Regner, Debbie Kender, Karen Kuklinski. (back row) Kris- ten Zygmunt, Linda Powell, Ann Broderson. Terri Case, Nanette Kish. SENIOR BOYS’ ENSEMBLE: (front row) Nick Navarro, Scott Spongberg, Karen Stern, Ron Pasko, Kevin Welch, Paul Banas. (second row) Steve Koufos, Andy Yerkes, Bill Whitted, John George, Larry Braman, Mike Speranza. (back row) Mike Ramirez, Jeff Zudock, Dan Stevenson, Phil Pra- muk, Tim McLoughlin. Performers Although small in numbers. Band, Orchestra drum up big sounds While some students were busy taking notes, listening to lectures or maybe even sneaking a quick nap during sixth hour, band and orchestra members were busily prepar- ing instruments for yet another practice ses- sion. Those practices prepared band members for the holiday and spring concerts, The band also held a special “Pops” concert in May at which senior members received awards. Besides during class time, the band had sectional practice twice a week for the var- ious sections, in addition to the hour after school-practices preparing for football games and pep sessions. Alt hough the Marching Band and Pep Band appeared small in size they had actual- ly grown by almost 50 percent since last year. “We are not a big group in terms of mem- TIMING IS AN essential part of playing any instrument and junior Karen Cole uses the opportunity of a rest from her music to look up for further instructions. — 182 Band Orchestra — bers but we can still produce a good quality sound,” explained Mr. Don Ostopowicz, band director. “The band sounded better this year. We seem to have good balance even though we don’t have a large sized group,” added senior Mike Nelson, cornet player. “Though the band increased in size, the orchestra decreased to only 10 members. However, they are expected to increase in the next year or two since there is quite a bit of interest in the elementary schools,” ex- plained Miss Joan Summers, orchestra direc- tor. One of the reasons for the decrease in size was scheduling conflicts.” Due to the orchestra’s small size, Miss Summers had to recruit wind instruments from the band, while those students with scheduling problems helped out during the holiday and spring concerts and for com- mencement ceremonies. “The small size didn’t really bother me too much because it seemed like we got special attention and all the little mistakes were no- ticeable, so we really got the chance to smooth them out,” stated sophomore Carol Kim. One of the main reasons for being in either the band or orchestra seemed to be the plea- sure of performing. “It gives you a feeling of involvement and accomplishment but mainly the feeling of satisfaction,” said senior Tricia Ulber. “SPIRITED” IS THE only way to describe the mem- bers of the Pep Band. Their prevailing spirit sparked enthusiasm at home basketball games. COUNTING BEATS FOR junior Chris Cornell and senior Carole Orosco during clarinet sectional practice is just one of the after school duties of Mr. Don Ostopowicz, band director. ORCHESTRA: (front row) Tricia Stephen Gruoner, Carol Kim. Ulber, Carrie Sheare, Kristen Bom- (back row) Jim Hayden, David berger (second row) Susan Kim, Szala, John Hayden, Yan Ades. — Band Orchestra 183 — TAKING TIME OUT of his school day, sophomore EVEN IF HE is too young to be a biology teacher, Steven Yekel helps teach mentally handicapped chil- junior Joe Duranski, lab aid, helps out the science dren the basics of swimming. department with their endless job of paper grading. — 184 Volunteers — Uandy Helpers 1 " Volunteers reap self-sat it. Volunteers reap self-satisfaction, know-how Water from melting snow filled the three rivers surrounding Fort Wayne, IN, on March 15. By the 17th schools were closed because of the feared flooding, and some 6,000 students helped block the raising wa- ters. The teens composed the largest age group to aid in controlling the flood and authorities reported that these volunteers practically “saved the city”. Although not all teenage volunteers worked to “save a city”, often their services benefited the community or themselves, with careers in mind. “I was thinking of going into medicine, and I wanted to find out what it was like to work in a hospital,” said senior Suzet Malek. AFTER RECEIVING LAB orders, senior Suzet Ma lek punches the orders on a time clock, fulfilling one of her duties as a hospital volunteer. In addition to volunteering for possible future careers, students also searched for a sense of compassion. For example, sopho- more Sherri Pietrac and freshman Peggy Rippey performed for senior citizens. Peg- gy played piano and Sherri danced with the Blue Visions, bringing joy to the people she performed for. Helping out at church was another stu dent service, donating time and energy. Like many other students, junior Lisa Pen- nington taught religious classes. “I enjoyed teaching, especially when the kids learned a new prayer,” she said. Helping his church to raise money, fresh- man Jim George loaded newspapers at the annual church paper drive. Students not only helped in the communi- ty, but also volunteered their services as aids and tutors. Senior Julie Spenos said, “I wanted to spend my study hall more con- structively so I became a nurse’s aid.” Although National Honor Society mem- bers were required to tutor, some members did more than their share. Senior Suzanne ElNaggar tutored three students. “I didn’t mind doing the tutoring. I felt good knowing I could help,” explained Suzanne. Taking time out from his school schedule, sophomore Steve Yekel assisted teaching mentally handicapped childred to swim. Still other volunteers included Stephen Lang, senior, who refereed Middle School basketball games and Dave Cerajewski, freshman, who coached sixth sixth grade wrestling. Fortunately not all student volunteers had to “save a city”. However, as candy- stripers, Sunday school teachers, and refer- ees, they gave not only their time, but also an effort to make someone else’s life a little easier or happier. IN ORDER TO acquire points needed to become an accredited dance instructor, senior Sherryl Bopp spends her Tuesday teaching dance classes. ALTHOUGH THEY HAD busy schedules to con- tend with, senior Julie Spenos and freshman Mary Siavelis found time to help serve at an annual senior citizen Lenten dinner held at their church. — Volunteers 185 — Workers Students enter adult world, find key to success “The key to success is getting students involved,” explained DECA sponsor Mr. Tom Russell, business teacher. Although Mr. Russell was referring to the Distributive Education Classes of America (DECA), the statement also applied to the Office Education Association (OEA) class. These organizations offered the opportuni- ty to learn skills that the students would need for the future. OEA bestowed upon students “on-the-job” training in lawyers’ offices, banks, and oral surgery. “1 felt working in these places and competing gave us a head start on a career, while other teens were just working in fast-food restaurants,” said Mi- chelle Kornelik, senior. OEA members competed in three fields: accounting, typing, and shorthand. The three levels of competition included Districts in Gary, State in Indianapolis, and Nationals in Nashville, Tennessee. Senior Cheryl Hem- ingway competed in General Clerical at Dis- tricts and received a first place rating. To pay for these contests, seniors Michelle Kornelik, president; Brenda Miller, vice- president; Janet Gauthier, secretary; and Karen Vranich, treasurer, organized a candy and flower sale and sponsored a dance, all under the leadership of Miss Florence Kolod- ziej, business teacher. Accordingly, OEA members had to be in- volved in their skills in order to perform well in their school work as well as their out-of- school jobs. DECA members also concentrat- ed on improving their skills by class and com- petition. As a class that focused on sales and mar- keting, DECA also provided seniors with the chance to compete and receive on-the-job training at many local businesses. Twelve schools in their area provided the competition for Districts held at Lew Wallace High school in Gary and seventeen MHS stu- dents won and qualified for State competi- tion. Depending on their categories, students took written or oral exams. For example, stu- dents working on a job interview were asked test questions orally. Students competing in Retail Sales answered questions about math done on the job and advertising and selling skills. DECA members raised money for these activities through carnation and balloon sales and the small 25% profit from the bookstore sales. Seniors Jeff Milne, president; Greg Pazdur, vice president; Debbie DeChantal, secretary; Sandy Narvid, treasurer and Mr. Russell organized the fundraisers. “The activities the students had just wer- en’t enough,” stated Mr. Russell. “I felt that the junior class could also have been more active within the organization. For example, we could use the position of a store manager to do inventory and bookkeeping work.” Although this was Mr. Russell’s first year as DECA sponsor, his responsibilities of three regular classes, coordinator of work sched- ules for those seniors with jobs, and sponsor of the intramural volleyball teams provided him with a learning experience. “The students were all very cooperative; I PROVIDING FOR NEEDY families at Thanksgiving was one of the special services that DECA members Jennifer Baron, Steve Kuklinski and Wendy Pryzbyl per- formed during their senior year. ALTHOUGH THE SCHOOL work is completed early in the afternoon, the day is not yet over for OEA mem- bers. Senior Michelle Kornelik receives office experience through her secretarial job at Raskosky and Kohl Attor- neys. —186 DECA OEA— really enjoyed working with them. Although the seniors practically ran the show, I learned from them how things were to be done.” Pleased with the students’ performance, Mr. Russell added, “most of the students studied well on their own and showed their successes and initiative by how well they per- formed their skills.” “Mr. Russell really did well for his first year here. He is very well organized as a teacher and sponsor,” stated senior Jennifer Baron. Mr. Russell concluded that, “participation on the students part is as important as that of a sponsor or teacher. That is the way that many people can succeed in life.” A TEN DOLLAR bill for a ten cent pencil. Funny, but true. Senior Greg Pzadur chuckles as junior Bill Somenzi sells a pencil to Greg and Dawn Blazek, junior. OEA: (front row) Barbara Gluth, Michelle Kornelik, Brenda Miller, Janet Gauthier, Karen Vranich, Theresa Westerfield. (back row) Cheryl Yuraitis, Cindy Elkins, Cheryl Hemingway, Susan Monak, Michele Biesen. DECA: (front row) Beth Orlandi, Trina Blazek, Mary Kellams, Bill Zemaitis, Tom Hynes, (second row) Tami Merritt, Linda Vlasich, Liz Yosick, Jaci Hibler, Dale Op- perman. (back row) Tom White, Tracy Chapin. Anna Marie Dash, Diane Steorts, Dawn Blazek, Dyan Wiger. DECA: (front row) Jeff Moore, Jim Abrinko, Anna Kaine, Janice Wojciehowski, Kelly Williams, (second row) Brian Hobbic, Tim Bocard, Beth Micenko, Brian Lu- berda, Karen DeCola. (back row) Tim Merritt, Alison Olah, Lynette Chastain, Karen Glass, Karen Shar- key, Ron Polyak. DECA: (front row) Wendy Pryz- byl, Jeff Milne, Debbie DeChantal, Greg Pazdur, Sandy Narvid, Jenni- fer Baron, (second row) Ken Kor- zenecki, Elias Carras. Robyn Eisner, Jim Page, Pete Mann, (back row) Darryl Smith. Steve Kuklinkski, Mike Anasewicz. Chuck Comance, Sandi Mescall. — DECA OEA 187— WATCHING TEAMMATE SOPHOMORE Dean An dreakis practice his strategies after school, sophomore John Gustatis picks up a few techniques. WITH A LOOK of concentration, sophomore Peter Bereolos practices his techniques on fellow teammate sophomore Bill Colias. Players Students make right moves on boards or in alleys Making the right move proved to be an important factor to members of the Bowling Club and Chess Team in perfecting their game. “Most of us follow the theory that practice makes perfect,” said sophomore Kelly Mears, Bowling Club member. Bowling Club, led by their sponsor Mr. Jeff Graves, Chemistry teacher, practiced Mon- days at 3 p.m. at Munster Lanes bowling alley. They played three games and aver- ages were tallied and posted in the cafeteria on Tuesday, so teams could see their rank- ing. “1 liked Bowling Club because it was some- thing to do in your spare time,” said Presi- dent Ron Pasko, senior. “It involved those people who weren’t in athletics but still want- ed to compete with others.” Any interested student could join for a weekly $3 fee which financed the lanes and trophies given at the annual awards banquet in May. The trophies honored individual achievements and team efforts. Mr. Graves also sponsored the Chess Team. Members gathered on Tuesdays and Fridays after school from 3 to 5 to practice strategies with their teammates. “I like sponsoring the clubs and seeing the kids do something together while expanding their interests,” said Mr. Graves. Although most Chess Team members were rated with the United States Chess Fed- eration (USCF), any student could become a team member. However, two “experts”, ac- cording to USCF standards, played for the school. Sophomore Bill Colias is ranked first in the state and sixth nationally, while sopho- more Peter Beriolis is ranked second in the state and 12th nationally, on the high school level. These titles were acquired on a USCF rating system based upon competition in ap- propriate tournaments. “Most people believe that chess players are brains that sit home and do homework all night, and that’s not true. There are a lot of different people interested in the game,” said senior Bill Gerlach. Despite the stereotypes, 40 Bowling and Chess Team members practiced daily to strive for their own levels of perfection. WAITING FOR HIS opponent to take his turn, senior Louie Carbonare keeps score. BOWLING CLUB (front row) Joel Gonzales, Barry Klosak, Scott Matasvsky, Mr. Jeff Graves, (sec- ond row) Joe Doranski, Bill Ger- lach, Jeff O’Donnell, Kraig Hay- den. (back row) Matt Proudfoot, Rob Osterman, Brian Muller, Mark Crawford. BOWLING CLUB (front row) Chad Conway, Karen Zatorski, Kel- ly Mears, Brian Elkmann, Dan Kar- ulski. (second row) Ron Kotfer, Mike Dernulc, Leanne Beno, Nat- alie Shimala, Walter Florczak. (back row) Karl Meyer, Ken Mar- lowe, Mike Jeneske, Linda Psaros, Kevin Heggi. BOWLING CLUB (front row) Lisa Swarthout, Lee Maroney. Vicki Nowacki, Michelle Pool, Tami (back row) Kevin Zatorski, Steve Merritt, Steve Hulsey, (second Mrvan, Lisa Bachan, Jim Abrinko. CHESS TEAM (front row) Lisa Ferber, Mr. Jeff Graves, Eugene Schwartzman. (second row) Avi Stern, John Gustaitis, Jonathan Pe- terson, Jeff Gresham, (back row) Dean Andreakis, Peter Bereolos, Bill Colias, Rich Steffy. Players ' Getting away from it all’ challenges clubs’ ' formalities’ With clusters of air-conditioned houses, and modern office buildings breaking ground all over town, the fast food restaurants and small shopping centers provide this commu- nity with the frills and necessities of twenti- eth-century-living. The Field Trip, Outdoors and Scuba Clubs offer students an alternative to the comforts of the community by giving them a chance to “get away from it all”. The Field Trip Club was the newest addition to the school’s nu- merous organizations and sponsored by guid- ance counselors Mrs. Phyllis Braun and Miss Annette Wisniewski. The club didn’t have any officers and the sponsors and members didn’t seem to mind. “The club is run by us (the counselors) be- cause we don’t want the big hassle of electing new officers annually and having regularly scheduled meetings,” said Mrs. Braun. “Not having officers and elections saved time. We (members) didn’t have to worry about those long after school meetings that resulted in nothing,” stated Scott Spongberg, senior. Mrs. Braun added, “this way we can just announce future trips without the formalities. But it’s still a club because we do things to- gether.” Club members “escaped” to Chicago for “the Greatest Show on Earth,” the Barnum Bailey Circus, and a holiday shopping spree at Water Tower Place, among other trips. The “formalities” remained in the Out- doors Club. The officers included seniors Jen- ny Bretz, president; Joanne Jaceczko, vice president; Chris Snyder, treasurer; Amy Strachen, secretary. Planned activities included trips to the Dunes Park for a winter freeze-out, in which members camped out in the cold for the weekend. The club also took advantage of winter weather for some skiing in Michigan. Although Chicago and Dunes Park may have been “getting away from it all” for Field Trip and Outdoors club members, for Scuba Club members that wasn’t far enough. Two members, senior Eric Goldenberg and junior Jim Condes, along with sponsor Mr. Jeff Graves, Chemistry teacher, traveled to Ha- waii during Christmas break. Although the club had only five members, compared to last year’s eight, “the fun and eventfulness never left the club. We had a trip in October to Frans Park in Illinois which was kind of cold but fun,” explained Jim. A variety of events were planned by clubs such as the Field Trip, Outdoors and Scuba Clubs that students could participate in and escape the clusters of air-conditioned houses, the numerous fast food restaurants and other luxuries taken for granted that leave students thirsting for a change. DECIDING WHETHER TO attend the 1982 World’s Fair in Tennessee, senior Scott Spongberg receives infor- mation from Mrs. Phyllis Braun, counselor. Mrs. Braun co-sponsored the Field Trip Club to encourage atten- dance at out-of-town events. FIELD TRIP CLUB (front row) Rachel Ruthe, Jill Golubiewski. Dawn Michaels, Kathy Wojcik. (second row) Kim Kocal, Laura Janusonis, Joan Kiernan, Anita Si- dor. (back row) Jerrilyn Van Gundy, Lin- da Colgrove, Chris Johnson, Janie Etling, Kathy Vargo. FIELD TRIP CLUB (front row) Debbie Taillon, Dionne Maniotes, Karen Com- stock, Joanne Jaceczko, Sally Shaw, (sec- ond row) Karen Pfister, Amy Rakos, Sue Gurawitz. Nancy Tripple, Annette Christy, (back row) Tracy Brennan, Marie Lona, Scott Spongberg, Suzet Malek, Tim Sa- mels, Renee Zuard, Octavio Cardoso. — 190 Field Trip Outdoors Scuba Clubs — WHILE STRUGGLING TO replace his old tank with a new one, senior Eric Goldenberg readies himself for his last dive of the day. AFTER LOOKING FOR paddle fish to photograph underwater, Mr. Jeff Graves, chemistry teacher, comes up for air and a new roll of film before going back under- water. SCUBA CLUB (front row) Jim Condes, Mr. Jeff Graves, (back row) Eric Goldenberg, Mark Boyd, Doug Curtis. OUTDOORS CLUB (front row) Ela Aktay, Joanne Ja- ceczko, Scott Spongberg, Tricia Ulber. (second row) David DeRolf, Mike Casey. Chris Snyder, Jenny Bretz (back row) Jelena Trikich, Helenka Zeman, Pam Roberts, Kim Stirling, Sonja Spoljaric. OUTDOORS CLUB (front row) Lynn Powell, Anna Si- meoni, Cynthia Madsen, Kim Richards, (front row) Nancy Yang, Jacquline Witmer, Kathy Fitt, Michele Witmer (back row) Michele Dybel, Jackie Ostowski. Mike Hoffman, Peggy Rippey, Joanne Trgovich. — Field Trip Outdoors Scuba Clubs 191 PRESSURES OF THE presidency exist beyond stu- dent government and GTO. Maids of Athena President Rita Siavelis worries about problems with her out-of- school organization’s annual dance. ALTHOUGH CHRISTMAS CAROLING only hap pens once a year, juniors Kris Pardell, Kristin Zyg- munt, and sophomore Jill Samels sing on Sunday mornings for the St. Thomas Moore choir. — 192 Out-of-school organizations — Magnetic g ym Out-of-sc i Force -of-school organizations attract students “Pick up those feet. Point those toes. Kick higher you guys. C’mon keep up the smile ...” commanded the drum major. Those sounds were familiar not only to Band or Drill Team members, but also to members of the Serbian Folklore Dance Group. Ethnic and Church groups seemed to be popular choices for out-of-school organiza- tions. Why were they so popular? Why were kids so drawn to these organizations? “I enjoyed being in my church Folklore group during the year. We had a lot of fun activities, like holding dances for the public and traveling to out-of-state perfor- mances,” stated senior Andja Marich. As the president of another church orga- nization, The Maids of Athena, senior Rita Siavelis explained, “I think I enjoyed the club most because of all the people I met. I was always writing letters to people in places such as Fort Wayne, Delaware and Washington D.C.” Margo Megremis, junior, enjoyed partici- KEEPING IN STEP to music from the “old country,” Yugoslavia, are seniors Andja Marich and Jovanka Ivatich, and sophomore Rada Vukovich. pating in her church group’s community services. “Being in Chi Kappa Chi was en- joyable and knowledgeable because we did so much to help out the elderly and poor. For example, at Thanksgiving we provided dinners for those less fortunate than our- selves and at Christmas time we visited with the elderly in a nursing home.” Combining community involvement and recreation, the B’nai Brith Youth Organiza- tion (BBYO), which attracted Jewish area youths, was divided into B’nai Brith Girls (BBG) and Aleph Zadech Aleph (AZA). Sen- ior Karen Waxman stated, “BBYO was very important for many reasons. It gave Jewish kids from the area a chance to get together with each other on a social basis. Also, it allowed Jewish kids from this area to meet other Jewish kids from all over the world — since BBYO is an international or- ganization.” “I especially liked the activities we had in our club. Every year we had a softball game that was a state wide affair. It was fun and really interesting,” explained AZA member Larry Braman, junior. Athletic Clubs such as the Amateur Ath- letics Union (AAU) and the Northwest Indi- ana Soccer League (NWISL) were offered at different age levels. For example, the NWISL offered soccer almost year round for Munster residence 16 years old and younger. Mike Marich, freshman, took ad- vantage of this opportunity to play soccer all year long. “Soccer at the high school was offered only for a brief indoor season and a spring season, but I also wanted to play the summer and fall seasons, so I joined NWISL,” stated Mike. “I think the NWISL was beneficial to the school team as well, because we kept in shape throughout the entire year,” said sophomore Dan Trikich. Larry added, “AAU was fantastic. We had a lot of away meets that lasted the weekend and we really enjoyed ourselves then.” Those that “picked up their feet” were not only in Band or Drill Team. They might have been members of a dance group, or a soccer or swim club, but they all had one thing in common; they were all in an out-of- school organization that extended beyond Mustang territory. IN HOPES OF finding an unguarded player NWISL INSTRUCTIONS ARE GIVEN to AAU swimmers player sophomore Dan Trikich calls for a teammate Jeff Thomas and Todd Atwood, juniors, by Assistant before he kicks the ball. Coach Tom Reese as he shows them their last time. — Out-of-school organizations 193 — BEING A SPONSOR means becoming “one of the gang.” Mr. Don Ostopowicz, Band director, proudly displays his new t-shirt, presented to him by “his fellow Band members.” INDIVIDUAL SPIRIT SEPARATES one student from another, yet class spirit pulls the individuals together as one. Expressing her individuality, senior Sherryl Bopp dons her senior spirit derby at the Munster-Highland pep assembly. FACIAL EXPRESSIONS ACCENTUATE the uniqueness of individuals. Senior Lori Dernulc leans back in thought allowing her ideas to materialize through her expressions. — 194 People Division — People Peeling back the label “Not just another face in the crowd.” Motivated straight-A students, alligatorized preppies, and even the metal-clad punkers strove for a sense of individuality, emphasizing their goal to be recognized among the masses. This recognition disregarded the past stereotypes of wealthy, snobbish brats living in $150,000 homes while region stereotypes described munsterites as belonging to uppity, me- oriented cliques, they failed to mention the individual ambition, effort, and accomplishment that dominated the environs. Individual ambitions varied from the foreign exchange students learning to speak fluent English to the American students attempting to converse in Spanish, German, or French. Individual effort strove for a composition returned without red ink or test rabbits for Advanced Biology before the injected species dies. Accomplishments included receiving firsts at NISBOVA, getting the lead in “Stage Door,” or being awarded Most Improved Freshman on the Tennis Team. Beyond the individual goals and accomplishments hobbies such as flying out of Lansing Municipal Airport, fighting off attacking Pac-men, or raising an alligator as a pet occupied the vast emptiness left by the uprooted stereotype. Meanwhile, after-school jobs from cutting grass in spring or shoveling winter snow to the challenge involved in selling retail clothing contradicted the “spoiled brat” label. Once imbedded, labels usually don’t budge, even for an earth-shattering change. Yet, when a mold was finally broken, the unrestricted individuals were able to reach beyond the limits that bounded them, and realize their unique goals and dreams. GRIN AND BEAR it. Stifling the signs of exhaustion with a smile, junior Bob Hulett does push-ups on his own, only a part of the basketball team’s workout. — People Division 195 — Class puts aside prejudices Working together, the senior class concentrates on a winning float and graduation, leaving behind unneeded fundraisers. “Homecoming seemed to be the time the Class of ’82 put aside prejudices and dislikes of people and replaced it with working together to win,” stated Senior Class Sponsor Mr. Don Fortner, Business Department Head. Setting themselves into motion, President Eva Zygmunt, Vice President Renee Zurad and Secretary-Treasurer Debbie Peterson pre- pared for building the Homecoming float. Wood, wire and paper were obtained. With only two and a half short weeks for construc- tion, the Senior Class presented the winning float, Fozzie Bear, for a total of 99 points. “With Mr. Dave Russell (Jr. Year Co-Sponsor) not being there, we had to work that much harder this year,” Debbie said. Although the class didn’t have any fund- raisers, Eva felt, “we had enough money left over from last year to provide float activities. The only other thing we needed money for was graduation and we didn’t need that much.” Mr. Fortner said, “once again our class has proved that ’unity is the only way to victory.’ With victory in mind four years of hard work came to an end for the Class of 1982. GOSSIPING ABOUT FLOAT competition, seniors Andy Yerkes and Renee Zurad combine their efforts to finish the senior float, Fozzie Bear. LUIS ACOSTA MICHAEL ANASEWICZ— Football 1; DECA 3,4. JOSEPH SCOTT ANDERSON KAREN JILL ATLAS MICHELLE ANNE BADOS— Stu Gov. 1- 4; French Club 1-3; Wrestling GTO 1-4 (V. P.3-4); Intramurals 1,2; NHS 3,4 (Tres. 4); Pep Club 1,2; Quill Scroll 3,4 (Sec- Tres. 4); Citizens Apprenticeship Program 3; Project Biology 4; Paragon 3,4 (Photo. Ed. 4). JEANNE LORRAINE BAKER— French Club 1,2 (Sec. 2); Drama 2; National Merit Semi-Finalist; Crier 2-4; Quill and Scroll. THERESA SUSAN BAME— Drama 1-3; Thespian 1-2; Speech 2-4; NHS 3,4; Ensem- bles 2-4; Musical 3,4. PAUL EDWARD BANAS— Baseball 1-4; Basketball 1-4; Ensemble 3,4; Musical 2. DANIEL BRADLEY BARD— Baseball 1; Football 1-4, Letterman 3,4; All Conference 4. JENNIFER LOTTIE BARON— Crier 3; Speech 3,4; DECA 3,4 (Tres. 4). MICHAEL G. BARTH— Track 1; Cross Country 2,3; Tennis 1; Letterman 3,4. JENNY BECK MARGARET BEHRENS DAVID ALLEN BEDFORD— Baseball 1,2; Wrestling 1,2. JOHN CHRISTOPHER BELL — 196 Seniors — Acosta — Bell TOM BIEDRON MICHELLE BIESEN RAYMOND BLAZER TIM BOCARD KAREN MARIE BODA PAUL BOEGE SHERRYL LYNN BOPP— Band 1; Flag Rifle Corp 2-4; AFS 3,4. Project Biology 4. JERRY BOWEN MARK DOUGLAS BOYD MARILYNDA BRANDT CHERYL BRAZEL — Stu Gov. 1; Intramur- als 2; Drama 1; NHS 3,4; Ensemble 2,4; Musical 2,4; Outdoors Club 3. JENNIFER LEE BRETZ— AFS 1,2; Out doors Club 3,4 (Pres. 4). DAN BROWN MICHAEL BUBALA MICHAEL GEORGE BUKOWSKI— Foot ball 1-4 (Capt. 4); Letterman 3,4. — Seniors 197 — Beidron — Bukowski % ? PATRICIA BURNS THOMAS JOHN CALLIGAN II— Basketball 1-4; Track 1-4; All Conference 3,4; Lettermen 3.4. DONALD CALVERT CARYN M. CAMMARATA— Track 1; Tennis 2,3; NHS 3,4; Project Biology 4. MARA CANDELARIA — Gymnastics 1,2,4; Wrestling GTO 3; AFS 1. LOUIE CARBONARE OCTAVIO CARDOSO— Soccer 3; AFS 4; Lettermen 4. ELIAS CARRAS ERIC SCOTT CARTER JOHN V. CERAJEWSKI— Football 1-4 (Capt. 4); Basketball 1,2; Baseball 1-4 (Capt. 3,4). KELLY MAE CHAPIN— Tennis 1-4; Golf 1-4 (Capt. 4); Letterwoman 1-4. SCOTT CHAPIN— Track 1 MIKE CHELICH JACQUELINE A. CHARO— Track 2. RANDAL DENNIS CHIP AT A FRIEND’S house after school, senior foreign ex- change student, Octavio Cardoso, plays a game of pool. WHILE STUDYING FOR a test on the three branches of the Government, senior Luis Acosta looks up study ques- tions in his book. — 198 Seniors — Burns — Chip KIMBERLY CHUDOM— Tennis 1,2. GARY ROBERT CLARK— Football 14; Wrestling 1-3; DECA 3; Bowling Club 1-3. JEFF CLELAND— Wrestling 1-2. KIMBERLY SUE CLOUSE— Drama 2-4; Thespians 3-4; Musical 2-4. LINDA JO COLGROVE— Stu Gov. 1; Intra murals 1,2; Pep Club 1-3; Paragon 3-4 (Layout Editor 4); Quill Scroll 3,4 (V.P. 4); NHS 3,4; Wrestling GTO 3. DAVID PAUL COLTUN— Crier 3,4; Musical 3. CHUCK COMANSE— Football 1. KEVIN WILLIAM CONDON— Swimming 1,2; Debate 3,4. KAREN MARIE CORSIGLIA— Golf 1-3; Ten nis 2; NHS 3,4; Outdoors Club 3. KIMBERLY LYNNE CROACH KENNETH DAVID CRONER— Baseball 1, Basketball 1-4; Football 1-4; Lettermen 4. SCOTT A. CRUCEAN DEBORAH LYNN CULBERTSON— Choir 3,4. DOUGLAS ALLAN CURTIS— Bowling Club 1; Scuba Club 3-4 (Pres. 4). DEBBIE DECHANTAL— DECA 3,4. Could it be just like home? Moving to a new state and becoming adjusted to new school customs may be difficult, but how can you adjust when you arrive in a different country? Leaving your country for a year can be very scary. There are new people to meet, differ- ent languages to learn, and new customs to adjust to. Three foreign students who joined the Sen- ior Class were Octavio Cardoso from Brazil, Jake Svardstrom from Sweden, and Luis IN ORDER TO enlarge a picture for the yearbook, senior Jake Svardstrom focuses the lense to the instrument being used in the darkroom. Ocosta from Costa Rica. Jake stated, “every- one was so friendly, and people would go out of their way to make me feel at home by walking me to my classes or even just talking to me between classes.” Sports, holidays, and even habits in the United States have their similarities and dif- ferences with other countries. For example, Luis said, “we don’t have Halloween and for our New Year’s we participate in a huge par- ty which begins in the beginning of January and lasts for two weeks.” Customs may be a little different, but Jake stated with a chuck- le, “people talk on the phone in Sweden just as much as they do here.” Sports are basically the same in America as they are in other countries. Soccer, ten- nis, and many other sports are similar to those played in the United States. All three boys were involved in a sport while visiting. Jake was a member of the Tennis Team, Luis participated on the Soccer Team, while Oc- tavio played both tennis and soccer. An opportunity to spend time in another country, meet new faces, and be introduced to new customs is important and is also a good experience for teenage students to dis- cover. Octavio stated, “at first it was hard to understand what was being said, but soon I caught on and America became just like home!” New home away from home Foreign students adjust to different American lifestyles — Seniors 199 — Chudom — DeChantal Excuses make or break curfew Students find numerous ways to break curfew while less successful get ground- ed. While digging through her pens, notes from her friends, stale gum and ruby cinammon lip- stick she finds her Izod keychain and pulls it out of her purse. She fits the key into the door and carefully walks into the house without a peep. The digital clock on the microwave reads 12:30, a half hour past curfew . . . late again. She took off her Frye boots and tiptoed up the stairs, reaching her bedroom she flipped on the light. Her mother sitting on the bed, stated angrily, “you’re a half hour late, as usual.” Students often were successful at breaking curfews set by parents by sneaking in late or making up excuses. “WE ran out of gas,” “my watch stopped,” or “I lost my keys,” were some often heard excuses that late students bombarded their parents with. “Sometimes I try telling them I lost track of time. When there in a decent mood it works, usually it doesn’t,” stated senior Kim Chudom. The less successful students were grounded or lectured by their parents. Senior Tim McLoughlin stated, “once my mother took my car away for a week, but 1 was over an hour late so 1 guess I deserve it.” Some students didn’t have a curfew. “My mother doesn’t care what time I come in as long as I keep it reasonable,” stated senior Dan Kmak. Senior Becky Georgas had a curfew but explained, “I came in after curfew every once in a while, but as long as I didn’t get into trouble or come in too late, my parents didn’t mind.” Curfews were set according to circum- stances. “If I was going somewhere special, like the Homecoming dance or Prom, it was a few hours later; when I was just around Mun- ster it was midnight, said Tim. Senior Jeff Jar- cyk agreed, “It depends on where I am going and who I am with.” “You’re a half hour late again,” stated her mother angrily. “Wha t’s your excuse this time,” she continued. The dumbfounded stu- dent nervously said, “Um . . . hold on, I’ll think of something.” AFTER SUCCESSFULLY SNEAKING in the front door Senior Becky Georgas, late for curfew, looks shocked as her father is sitting on her bed awaiting her arrival. THOMAS ADAM DELANEY— Cross Country 1-3; Track 1-3; Letterman 2-4; Foot- ball 4; Intramurals 2. LORI ANNE DERNULC— Stu Gov. 2-4; Drama Club 1,2; Crier 3,4 (Sports Editor 4); Intramurals 1,2; Speech 4; Musical 3,4; Choir 2-4. CLAIRE MARIE DIXON LESLIE ANN DOYLE— Swimming 1-4 (Capt. 4); Letterwoman 2-4(Sec-Tres. 4); En- sembles 4. LISA DOYLE BRYAN DUFFALA— Football 1-4; Base- ball 1-4; Letterman 3,4; Paragon 3. PHILIP C. DYBEL— Math Club 3,4; Chemistry Club 3; National Merit Semi- finalist 3,4; Band 1,2. ROSEMARY ECHTERLING— Intramur- als 1,2; Choir 3,4. CINDY ELKINS— Choir 1,2; Bowling Club 3; DECA 3; OEA 4. SUZANNE ELNAGGAR— Drama Club 1- 4 (Pres. 4); Thespian 3,4 (Pres. 4); Speech Debate (Tres. 4); AFS 2-4 (Pres. 4); French Club 1-3 (V.P. 3); Ensembles 2,3; Stu. Gov. 1,4; NHS 3,4; I.U. Honors. — 200 Seniors — Delaney — EINaggar — ROBYN ELSNER JOHN C. ETTER— Intramurals 2-4. IRENE FABISIAK — Cheerleading 2, Stu Gov. 24; Student Body Pres. 4; Drama Club 1; Intramurals 2; Girls State Rep. TINA L. FACKLER — Intramurals 4. THOMAS A. FARY JOHN FECHALOS THOMAS J. FIGLER — Cross Country 14 (Capt. 4); Track 14 (Capt. 4); Letterman 1- 4; NHS 3,4. CRISTIE F. FINKIEWICZ — Pep Club 1,2; Drama 14; Musical 1,3,4; Drill Team 3; Thespians 2 4. KATHLEEN M. FITT— NHS 3,4; Golf 1-3; Drama 2,3; Swimming GTO 34; Stu Gov. 1,4 (P.C. Sec-Tres. 4); Musical 24; Letterwo- man 3; Outdoors Club 4. DAVID FOREIT LUNETTA FRANK SYLVIA RACHEL GALANTE— Speech 24; Choir 1,2. JANET LYNN GAUTHIER — Rifles Flag Corps 1,2; Stu Gov. 3; Swimming GTO 2; OEA 4. THOMAS MICHAEL GBUR DAVID R. GEIGER REBECCA MARIE GEORGAS— NHS 3,4; Stu Gov. 1; Pep Club 1,2; Citizen Ap- prenticeship Program; Intramurals 1,2,4. JOHN DUANE GEORGE— Musical 2-4; Football 1-4; Basketball 1-3; Baseball 1; En- sembles 2-4; Letterman 4. OLGA GEORGEVICH LISA ANN GERDT— Flag Rifle Corp 1; Pep Club 1,2; French Club 1,2; Intramurals 1,2,4; NHS 3,4; Musical 3,4; Stu Gov. 1; (Sec-Tres. 1); Ensemble 4. WILLIAM R. GERLACH— Bowling Club 1-4; DECA 3. ELIZABETH M. GESSLER— Basketball 3,4; Track 3,4; Intramurals 4. ADRIENNE MAY GIFFORD— Flag Ri- fle Corp 1-4 (Capt. 3). MARY KAYE GLOWACKI BARBARA JOY GLUTH RUSSELL GLUTH— Football 1-4; Swim- ming 1,2; DECA 3; Scuba Club 4; Lettermen 4. LISA GAIL GOLDBERG— Speech De bate 1-4; Paragon 3,4 (Copy Editor 4) NHS 3,4; Quill Scroll 3,4; Presidential Class- room. ERIC JAY GOLDENBERG— Football 1,2; NHS 3,4; Scuba Club 1-4; Outdoors Club 1- 4. MELINDA GOLDMAN— Band 1,2; Pro- ject Biology 3; French Club 4. JOEL S. GONZALES— Bowling Club 2-4. SHARON GRAMBO — Seniors 201 — Eisner — Grambo PATTY GRANTNER ROBERTA ANNA GROFF— Drill Team 2-4 (Pres. 4); Pep Club 2-4. ELYSE ROBIN GROSSMAN TOM GUIDOTTI GRETCHEN GUYER JOHN HAASE SANDY HARDING— NHS 3.4; Tennis 1; Vol- leyball 1; Stu Gov. 1; Speech 3; Wrestling GTO 3,4. PATRICK HARLE BETH HASIAK KRAIG HAYDEN— Bowling Club 1-4; Band 1- 4; Wrestling 1-4; Football 3,4; Lettermen 1-4; DOUG HEINZ CHERY L KAY HEMINGWAY— Volleyball 1 3; Track 1; Drill Team 3; Wrestling GTO 3,4; OEA 4. BERNICE L. HERTZFELDT — Pep Club 1-3; Drill Team 3. TIMOTHY J. HOCH-Track 1. SUSAN HODOR — Volleyball 1-3; Intramurals 1,2; Pep Club 1,2; Wrestling GTO 3,4. DANICE MARIE HOLLER MARK CORY HOLLINGSWORTH LINDA HOOLEHAN KARIN LYNNE HOUK— Band 1-4; French Club 2,3 (Tres. 3); Choir 1-4; Ensembles 3,4; Musical 2-4. THOMAS H. HOYLE THOMAS MICHAEL HRISO CHERI R. HUARD DAVID MARVIN HUGHES— Swimming 1-3; Tennis 1; Letterman 2,3, Stu. Gov. 3; Choir 2. JANE ELLEN HUTTLE— Band 1. TOM HYNES JOANNE CHRISTY JACECZKO— Swim ming GTO 2-4; Wrestling GTO 2,3; Drama 2-4; Pep Club 1,2; Outdoors Club 2-4 (V.P. 4); Stu Gov. 4; AFS 1,2. DREW JACKMAN JEFFREY MARK JARCZYK— Swimming 1 3; Letterman 3. JOHN M. JARCZYK— Swimming 1,2. ED JAROSZ — 202 Seniors — Grantner — Jarosz L0RR1E LYNN JONES AMY JOHNSON MARLA JONES — Cross Country 1,2; Track 1,2; French Club 1-3. KAREN SUE KAEGEBEIN— Intramurals 12; Band 1,2; Swimming GTO 1-4; Project Biology 4. MARK KAEGEBEIN DEBRA LYNN KAIN— Drill Team 4; Pep Club 4; Outdoors Club 2. DONNA MARIE KAMINSKI ELLEN S. KAMINSKI — Swimming 2-4; Swim- ming GTO 3-4; Letterwoman 3,4. FRANCES KATRIS MICHELLE KELCHAK “Boy I thought my senior year would be a time to goof off and relax, but responsibilities and their prices appeared in the most unex- pected places.” Common senior “price” com- plaints ranged from time-consuming, challeng- ing classes to the hair-ripping wait for college responses, to the responsibility of a part time job. Extra money during one’s senior year may help get off to a good start in college. For example, senior Bill Whitted explained, “I’ve been working so long to save up some money, so I will survive in college without calling my parents for money every other week.” Al- though seniors had the option of early releases, schedules were still tight because after work, homework awaited. “I got out of school after fourth hour, but then I worked for my dad from 1 to 6 p.m. and then I hit the books right after dinner,” stated senior Drew Jackman. He add- ed, “sometimes I felt like I had no social life.” Although homework and jobs had their own price, seniors filled their social gap on week- ends with parties, basketball games, or even a movie. When money was tight, sitting home with a group of friends was the Saturday night alternative. Being alone with a buddy or two eased the mind from the tiring SAT’s taken early that morning. “My head felt like it couldn’t even turn; it was so worn out from SAT’s,” stated senior Joanne Jacezko. She added, “I went home and slept all through the entire day. I didn’t even want to think about going out that night.” As freshmen, seniors thought to themselves, “will I be able to survive all four years?” When they were seniors, ready to graduate, they thought how the time flew by so fast. Senior Natalie Urbanski stated, “It seemed like only yesterday when I entered the doors as a fright- ened little freshman, now I’ve got to enter the doors of a college as that same person.” WHILE PREPARING FOR graduation, Mr. Don Fortner, Business teacher and Senior Class sponsor, sizes a cap and gown for senior Dan Bard. TAKING TIME OUT from class, senior Natalie Urbanski looks through graduation announcements, which she plans to send to friends and relatives. Cost of being a senior Students discover the prices of being seniors include juggling homework, jobs, activities Honor programs expand learning Confidence, experiences and new friends offer honor stu- dents deeper challenges Besides their extra-curricular activities, school work and the honor of being a senior, many students had the opportunity to partici- pate in an honors program such as National Merit Semi-Finalists, Boys and Girls State, Presidential Classroom and Indiana University Honors Program. National Merit Semi-Finalists were chosen because of their outstanding scores in the Pre- liminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT). Fi- nalists included seniors Jeanne Baker, Phil Dy- bel, Suzanne ElNaggar, Dave Kovachich, Mike Speranza, Rebecca Shoup and Michelle Witmer. Students also commended for their high scores were seniors Marcie Sherman, Su- san Oberlander, Paul Mounts, Mark Levine, Rebecca Labowitz and Tom Figler. Mr. James Bawden, Guidance Department Chairman stated, “we have more finalists than any other school in the area, proving we are scholastical- ly high compared to area schools.” Receiving the most votes from their teach- ers, seniors Mike Speranza, Adam Yorke, Mark Levine, Irene Fabisiak, Julie Levy and Sonja Paragina were selected to attend the Hoosier Boys and Girls State conference at Indiana State University in Terre Haute in June of ’81. “It was an honor to be chosen as one of three girls from our high school. It gave GIRLS BOYS STATE: (front row) Julie Levy, Irene Fabisiak, (back row) Mark Levine, Sonja Paragina, Adam Yorke. me confidence, and I met new people and learned about our own state government,” stated Irene. Indiana University Honors Program sends advanced senior foreign language students to France, Spain and Germany. A five-step pro- cess including a general test, extensive ques- tionnaire, and interview with I.U. officials pre- ceded the student’s acceptance. Final candidates were chosen from the interview re- sults. Seniors Chris Roman, Doug Heinz, Steve Lang, Kathy Fitt, and Suzanne ElNaggar went to France for a seven-week study visitation tour. “Living abroad with families is an unfor- gettable learning experience and something I’ll never be able to do again. It is an intense learn- ing experience,” stated Steve. Presidential Classroom provided a concen- trated study of the United States Government for students. Participants included seniors Scott Yonover, Julie Levy, Mark Levine, An- drea Kott, Susie Oberlander, Lisa Goldberg, Deanna Komyatte and Debbie Peterson. These students were selected by a detailed application process. These opportunities gave students a chance to make new friends and educate themselves about world traditions and governments. INDIANA UNIVERSITY HONORS:(front row) Kathy Fitt, Suzanne ElNaggar; (back row) Steve Lang, Chris Koma n, Doug Heinz. NATIONAL MERIT SEMI-FINALISTS: Phil Dybel, Mi PRESIDENTIAL CLASSROOM: (front row) Deanna chelle Witmer, Suzanne ElNaggar, Jeanne Baker. Komyatte, Lisa Goldberg, Andrea Kott; (back row) Scott Yonover, Julie Levy, Mark Levine. — 204 Seniors — SCOTT KELLEHER DOREEN E. RENDER SCOTT KING RICH KISZENIA BARRY C. KLOSAK— Baseball 1-4; Let- terman 3,4; Bowling Club 4. DANIEL CHESTER KMAK— Football 1- 4; Soccer 2-4 (Capt. 4); Letterman 3,4. DAVE M. KNIGHT— Football 1; Wrestling 1-4 (Capt. 4). MATT KOBUS SHELLEY J. KOLISZ — DECA 3. CHRISTINE M. ROMAN— Stu Gov. 1-4 (Class Pres. 2); NHS 3,4; Paragon 4; GTO 2- 4; Intramurals 1,2; I.U. Honors. DEANNA MARIE KOMYATTE— Swim ming 1-4; Track 1,2; Speech 1-3; NHS 3,4; Letterwomen 3,4; Paragon 3. MICHELLE DAWN KORNELIK— French Club 1,2; Crier 3; OEA 4 (Pres. 4); Outdoors Club 4. KEN KORZENECKI ANDREA HELENE KOTT— Speech Debate 1-3 (Publicity-Historian Chairman 3); Tennis 1-3; Letterwoman 2-4; NHS 3,4; Pro- ject Biology 3; Presidential Classroom. JIM KOTTARAS— Soccer 3,4. STEVEN JAMES KOUFAS— Football 1- 4; Soccer 2; Intramurals 2,3; Ensembles 2-4; Lettermen 4; Musical 1-4. DAVID KOVACICH— Soccer 1-2; Nation al Merit Semifinalist 3,4. ROBERT THOMAS KRITZER LISA KRUSINOWSKI DIANE L. KUCER STEVE KUKLINSKI BRENDA SUE KUSHNAK— Drama 2, GTO 3, German Club 4, Thespian 2,3; Intra- murals 2; Field Trip Club 4. KRISTINE KUSTKA LAURA KYRIAKIDES— Wrestling GTO 3, Field Trip Club 4. REBECCA LABOWITZ KEELEY LAMBERT LEIGH ANNE LAMBERT— German Club 1-2; NHS 3,4; Speech 3,4; Swimming 1,2,4; Basketball 1. STEVE LANG— Basketball 1; Football 1-4 (Manag.); I.U. Honors; NHS 3,4 (Sec. 4); Let- termen 2-4. MARIAN LEAHY JOHN LEARY — Seniors 205 Kelleher — Leary MARSHA LEFKOFSKY ELLYN ANDREA LEM— Speech De- bate 1,2; Crier 3,4; Quill Scroll 4. MARK L. LEVINE — Speech Debate 1-4; NHS 3,4; Boys State Rep. 3; Presidential Classroom. JULIE ANN LEVY— Speech Debate 1- 4; Paragon 3,4 (Editor-in-Chief 4); Stu Gov. 1-4 (Class Pres. 1) NHS 3,4 (V.P. 4); Quill Scroll 3,4, Girls’ State Rep.; Presidential Classroom. DARRYL S. LEISER— Football 1-4; Let terman 4; Baseball 1,3. JOHN LINNANE KAREN LITTLE KIMBERLY ELLEN LORENZEN— Dra- ma Club 1,2; AFS 1,2; Intramurals 2. HAROLD A. LUSK— Swimming 1-4; Let- terman 1-4; DECA 3. KAREN MADAY — Pep Club 1; Outdoors Club 4. CYNTHIA MADSEN— Swimming GTO 3,4; Outdoors Club 3,4; NHS 4. NANCY MAGINOT PATRICIA ANN MAGRAMES APRIL MAHALA SUZET MALEK CHARLES ALBIN MALINSKI— Football 1-4; Letterman 4. PETE MANN CHRISTOPHER G. MARCHAND ANDJA MARICH ELAINE MARKOVICH— Stu Gov. 2,3; GTO 1-4; Volleyball 2; Letterwoman 2; Track 1,2. JEFFREY S. MARKOWICZ— Tennis 2 4 (Capt. 4); NHS 3,4; Intramurals 1,2,4; Let- terman 2-4. TIMOTHY S. MARKOWICZ— Baseball 1 4; Tennis 2-4; NHS 3,4; Letterman 2-4 (Pres. 4). KEN E. MARLOWE MELISSA MAROC SANDRA LEE MASON— Swimming 1-4; Stu Gov. 1-4 (Class Pres. 3, Sec. 2); Swim- ming GTO 1-4; Letterwoman 3,4; Intramur- als 2,4. SCOTT MATASOVSKY— Baseball 1; Football 1; Intramurals 4; Bowling Club 4. TOM MATEJA BRIAN KEITH MATTHEWS— Speech Debate 14; (Tres. 3, Pres. 4); Speech Na- tionals 3. JENNY MAZANEK AMY MICHELE McCARTHY— Intramur als 2; Bowling Club 2,3; GTO 2. — 206 Seniors — Lefkofsky — McCarthy An endangered species nears extinction as the 1982 graduating class hurries through its senior year. The rarity is not the inevitable SAT or the simulated congress in govern- ment. Extinction contains a true advantage of this year’s seniors since they may be the last of the early releases. The change from the early release to full school days was gradual as Mr. James Baw- den, Guidance Department Chairman ex- plained, “at first we stopped releases for freshmen, sophomores and juniors; now, we may stop early releases entirely. It depends on the school board and the class itself. Last year we found 46 per cent of the seniors were employed either for college or their own benefits.” “I find early releases beneficial to me both financially and timewise. I’m glad I was able to leave early, because I’m working after school,” stated senior Patty Somenzi. Agreeing with Patty, senior Chris Fin- kiewicz explained, “most students attempt to save for college, and by leaving early we can achieve it. We are blending into the ‘real world’ by proving we can handle both school and work at the same time.” Senior Brenda Miller added that, “I can catch up with some of the programs on T.V., especially the soaps.” While most seniors enjoyed early release, those students who could not gain the privi- lege felt differently. Junior Karen Comstock expressed her regret as she stated, “I planned on working my senior year and if we don’t have early releases it may be impossi- ble to earn any extra money.” Whether early release will join the Bald Eagle and Bison in extinction remain to be seen. One thing, however, will remain, the seniors found that needed freetime important to their lifestyle. TAKING ADVANTAGE OF her early release and her day off from work Irene Fabisiak, senior, goes shopping, puts away the groceries and takes a few minutes to gossip with her mother about school. CLEARING AWAY THE snow from the window of his jeep, Jeff Milne, senior, gets ready to return home, grab some lunch and relax for a while before he has to begin his afternoon job. Last of the early releases Popular privilege may become extinct, yet seniors take advantage just one more time JUST ONE DISADVANTAGE of early release is ex- perienced by seniors Deanna Komyatte and Michelle Bieson as they begin their cold walk home because they were unsuccessful at finding a ride. — Seniors 207 — LINDA McCLAUGHRY— Gymnastics 3,4; Choir 1-3. MARY S. McLAUGHLIN— Band 1-3. TIMOTHY DALE McLAUGHLIN DON McTAGGERT HOPE MELBY MARK J. MELBY — Bowling Club 1-4; Soc- cer 3,4; DECA 3. DAN METZ CATHERINE MEYER KAREN MEYER— Choir 1,2; Outdoors Club 2,3; Flag Rifle Corp 3,4. KARL L. MEYER — Bowling Club 1-4. Hobby now, career later Senior pilot aims for sky with flying colors — 208 Seniors — McClaughry — Meyer Students have special interests which they plan to fulfill after high school, but few set goals as high as a professional pilot. “I’ve wanted to fly on my own ever since I took my first plane ride when I was eight,” senior Ken Racich said. “Conquering the skies with the greatest of ease is something I’ve always want- ed to do,” Ken added. Choosing a particular career requires con- centration and determination, as well as an educated background. Ken planned to attend Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Day- tona, Florida after he graduated from high school. Besides flying, Ken played baseball in his spare time, and he also took a woodwork ing class because he liked carving and working with different wood types. Although Ken had several hobbies, his favorite was working with radio-controlled airplanes which emphasized his flying interests. “My father encouraged me to fly because he also enjoyed the sport of flying,” said Ken. Although Ken doesn’t own an airplane, when he wanted to fly he could rent any plane of his choice from the Griffith South Airport for $24 an hour. Ken was allowed to fly only in the seemingly small, but spread out area where the airport was located. While some seniors dream about “getting off the ground,” Ken explained, “flying is something like I’ve never done before. It is a totally different world up in the air; it is so quiet and peaceful.” PREPARING FOR TAKE-OFF, senior Ken Racich checks the controls of the plane before leaving the runway. WAITING TO BE flown, the Cessna 310 stands on the runway, as senior Ken Racich gets the keys from the control room. ■■ TOM MIHALAREAS— DECA 3. JIM MILAN BRENDA L. MILLER— Band 1-3; Hag Rifle Corp 2; Drama Club 2, Stu Gov. 4; Choir 3, OEA 4 (V.P. 4). JEFF MILLER DEBBIE MILNE— Gymnastics 1-4; Drill Team 3; Pep Club 3; Letterwoman 3,4. JEFF MILNE SUSAN MARIE MONAK— Pep Club 2; Outdoors Club 3; CHARLES JEFFREY MOONEY— Foot ball 1-4 (All Conference 4); DECA 3; Letter- man 4. TOM MORGAN DIANE CAROL MORRIS PAUL MOUNTS STEVEN MRVAN ANNE MULLIGAN SANDRA NARVID— DE 4; DECA 3,4; NICHOLAS E. NAVARRO GARY NELSON— DECA 3. JOE NELSON MIKE NELSON — Band 1-4; Cross Country 1,2; Intramurals 4. CATHY NEWELL MARGARET NICHOL ALBERT M. NOWAK— Basketball 1,2; Football 1-4; (Capt. 4) Letterman 3,4. SUSIE OBERLANDER— Speech De bate 1-4 (Sec. 3, V.P. 4); Crier 3,4 (Feature Editor 4); Stu Gov. 3; NHS 4, Presidential Classroom. SHARON ELAINE OBUCH— Track 4; Outdoors Club 4. JEFF O’DONNELL KIMBERLY J. OLDS— Wrestling GTO 1; Intramurals 2,4; Paragon 4. PHYLLIS OPATERA CAROLE ANN OROSCO— Band 1-4; Flag Rifle Corp 3,4. KARLA SUSAN PAJOR— Drill Team 2-4; AFS 3; NHS 3,4; Drama Club 1,2; Ensemble 2,3. RICHARD LEE PALMER— Track 14 (Capt. 4); Tennis 1,2; Band 1,2; NHS 3,4; Letterman 1-4. LAURA LOUISE PAPP— AFS 1-3; Out doors Club 2,3; Crier 4; Student Aide 2,4. — Seniors 209 — Mihalareas — Papp Almost on their own Students’ role reversal plays dominant part in new life. Stumbling into the house with three filled grocery bags, the tall brunette attempted to dump the bags simultaneously on the kitchen table. While unloading the eggs, cheese, milk and wax paper, she began browning the chick- en for her family’s dinner. This night was quite common for students who had to learn to cope with parents that work. Students often had to help out with the around-the-house chores. Senior Nancy Magi- not stated, “my brothers and sisters share the chores; I usually do the grocery shopping and cooking.” Jokingly she added, “at least I’ll know how to cook for my husband and family so I really don’t mind.” Disagreeing, Bob Rigg, senior, said, “when I have a lot of homework and basketball practice, I don’t have time to do the things my mom should be doing; it’s not really fair to me either.” One of the major disadvantages of having working parents was not having a car. “We only have two cars, my mom and dad each take one to work, so I either walk or have to get a ride to school,” stated senior Jeff Markowicz. Because of work, students often didn’t have much time to spend with their parents. “When my mom works nights, we sometimes don’t see each other for four days straight. When we do see each other she is tired and has a lot to do,” said Lauren Shoemaker, senior. Nancy’s par- ents both work, but she didn’t have this prob- lem. “My parents both work ‘nine to five’ jobs, so they are at home at night when I am.” Cheryl Brazel, senior, saw it another way, “since both my parents work it gives me an opportunity to be independent which will be a benefit in the future.” While the chicken browns in the oven, the brunette sets the table and empties the dis- washer, as her parents walk in the front door after a hard day of work. BECAUSE HIS MOTHER became tied up at the office, senior Drew Jackman helps her out by picking up a few items at the grocery store. HELENE A. PAPPAS— Track GTO 1,2; Paragon 3,4; Drama 1,2; Pep Club 1,2; AFS 1 , 2 . SONJA PARAGINA— Crier 3,4 (Manag- ing Editor); NHS 3,4; GTO 1,2; Quill Scroll; Drama 1,2. RON CLARK PASKO— Football 1-4; Bowling Club 1-4 (Pres. 4); Musical 3,4; En- sembles 3,4; Letterman 4. CAROLINE PAULSON GREG PAZDUR DEBRA ANN PETERSON— NHS 3,4; Drill Team 2; Ensembles 2-4; Homecoming Court 1; Stu Gov. (sec-Tres. 3,4); Musical 2- 4; Intramurals 1,2. DONALD JAMES PETERSON SCOTT PETRIE— Soccer 1,2; Wrestling 1- 4; Letterman 2-4. DIANE PIECZYKOLAN— Crier 3,4 (Edi- tor-in-Chief 4); Quill Scroll 3,4 (Pres. 4); Project Biology 3,4; Outdoors Club 4; NHS 3,4. DEBORAH ANN POI— Drama 2,3; Thes plan 2,4; Musical 1,2; NHS 3,4. — 210 Seniors — Pappas-Poi VINCENT MICHAEL POKRIFCAK — Football 1-4 (All-Conference 4); Baseball 1,2; NHS 3,4; Stu Gov. 4. LYNN POWELL PATTI POWERS PHILIP J. PRAMUK— Football 14; Track •4; Letterman 4; Ensembles 3,4. JOE PRESTON WENDY PRZYBYL — DECA 4. GINA PUPILLO LISA QUASNEY KEN RACICH TODD RAKOS — Swimming 1; Soccer 2-4; Intramurals 2-4. LISA RAMIREZ — Speech Debate 2; Project Biology 3; Intramurals 2; Outdoors Club 3. MARY ELIZABETH RAMIREZ— Stu Gov. 1,2; Track 1,2; Wrestling GTO 1,2; Drill Team 3,4; Volleyball 3; Intramurals 2,4; Choir 1-4; Musical 3. BILL RAMSEY FRANK RAPIN BRIAN READ— Football 3,4; Track 1,2,4. DAN RECK LAURELYN RUTH REDNOUR— Band 1 2; Field Trip Club 4. CAROLYN ANN REPPA— Choir 1-3; Pep Club 1-3 (Sec. 3); Drill Team 1; Wrestling GTO 3; Intramurals 1,2,4. EDGAR C. RICE KIM RICHARDS— Swimming 1-4; Swim- ming GTO 3,4; Outdoors Club 3,4; NHS 3,4; Letterwoman 3,4. ROBERT S. RIGG— Football 1; Basketball 1-4 (Capt. 4); NHS 3,4; Letterman 3,4; Pro- ject Biology 3; Stu Gov. 4. PAMELA A. ROBERTS DAVID ALAN ROBINSON SHARON M. ROGERS— Drama Club 1-4; Musical 1-4; AFS 2,3; Thespian 2-4; DECA 3. MARINA ROSALES JOHN ROSENFELDT JAYNE MARIE ROVAI— Cheerleading 1; Tennis 1-3; NHS 3,4; Stu Gov. 2-3; Crier 3, Letterwoman 3. TIMOTHY FRANKLIN RUETH— Track 1-4; Letterman 3,4; Bowling Club 1,2. JOHN RUNBERG JULEE CHRISTINE RYAN— Band 1-2; Track GTO 3. — Seniors 211 — Pokrifcak-Ryan NANCY ANN RZONCA— Drama Club 2- 4; Gymnastics 2; Rifle Flag Corps 2-4; Band 1. ROBERT CORT SABINA— Football 1. TAMMY J. SAJDYK— Chess Club 3. JOHN SAKELARIS TINA SAKICH TIM SAMELS— Football 1,2; Wrestling 1,2; Soccer 2-4. LAURA SCHAEFFER LISA SCHWEITZER JIM SHARP — Soccer 3,4; AFS 4; Bowling 1 . MARCIE R. SHERMAN— Drama 1,2; GTO 1,2; Crier 3,4; AFS 1,2. DENISE SCHMAGRANOFF LAUREN SHOEMAKER— Girls Tennis 1; Intramurals 1,2,4; Quill Scroll 3,4; Speech 1; Debate 2; Choir 1,2; Crier 3,4; Wrestling GTO 1-3; NHS 3,4; Outdoors Club 3. REBECCA JANE SHOUP— Ensembles 1 4; NHS 3,4; Drama 2-4; Musical 2-4. LAURA SHUTKA RITA L. SIAVELIS— French Club 1; AFS 2; NHS 3,4; Paragon 4; Speech Debate 4. TODD SICKLES COLEMAN SILLS — Wrestling 1-4; Letter- man 3,4. WENDY GAIL SILVERMAN ANNA MARIE SIMEONI— NHS 3,4; Out doors Club 3,4 (Sec-Tres, 3); Swimming GTO 2,3; Swimming 1-3; French Club 3; Letterwo- man 3. GRETCHEN SKAGGS STAN SK A W1NSKI— Intramurals 1,2,4; Letterman 2-4; Baseball 1 (Manager); Soccer 2 (Manager). NANCY L. SKURKA DEBBIE SLOSSER DAWN MARIE SMALLMAN— Golf 1,2; Intramurals 1,2,4; Drill Team 3; Cheerlead- ing 4 (Capt. 4); Musical 3; Stu Gov. 1; Out- doors Club 2. CARL JAMES SCHMIDT DARRYL SMITH KATHRYN E. SMITH KEVIN BRENT SMITH— Wrestling 1,2. CHRIS SNYDER PATRICIA ANN SOMENZI ' TO ' a l — 212 Seniors — Rzonca-Somenzi Fifty thousand people filled the Rosemont Horizon on Nov. 19, 1981, awaiting the arrival of the “Rolling Stones.” An estimated 25 Mun- ster students were at that concert. Senior Jeff Stoll commented, “even though I didn’t get a chance to see the Stones, when I heard the tickets went on sale I rushed to the nearest Ticketron to try and get one.” Most concerts were usually in large Chicago auditoriums or Wisconsin outdoor theaters, but smaller nearby theaters such as the Holiday Star Theater in Merrillville provided similar concert variety. Although it may be smaller than the amphitheatre, many good groups held their concerts there. “If felt good to be in a different atmosphere by going to Chicago or Alpine, but I preferred going to the Holiday Star, because it was much closer,” stated sen- ior JoAnne Jacezko. Although concerts usually guaranteed a good time, students may have found that peo- ple were overly anxious and tried to push their way to the front of the theater to get a closer look at the band members. Junior Ela Aktay explained, “at the Journey concert there were people every way I turned; it was almost im- possible to squeeze my way through the crowd.” She added, “despite the massive amounts of people, it was one of the best con- certs I’ve ever attended.” Yet, after the pushy crowds and long lines at Ticketrons, students always looked forward to wearing their concert t-shirts to school the fol- lowing day. On balmy spring days, concert goers found a way to wear the Rolling Stones or Journey or any other professional music star right on their back. AFTER ATTENDING THE Bruce Springsteen concert at the Rosemont Horizon, junior Laura Speranza flaunts her new shirt during study hall. Double jams create rhythm Concerts, musical beat and t-shirts triumph over pushy crowds and long lines. JULIE ASPENOS— French Club 1-3; AFS 1-4; Student Aid 2-4; Field Trip Club. MICHAEL BERNARD SPERANZA— Soccer 2-4; Ensembles 2-4; NHS 3,4 ( Pres. 4); Musical 2; Boys State 3, Citizen Appren- ticeship Program 3; Speech Debate 1,2; National Merit Semifinalist. DAVID SPEROFF SONJA A. SPOLJARIC— Choir 1,2; Pep Club 1,2; Swimming GTO 1-3 (Pres. 3); Out- doors Club 3,4; NHS 3,4. Drama 2. SCOTT LAWRENCE SPONGBERG— Sports Trainer 1-4; Speech Debate 3,4; Stu Gov. 3,4; Letterman 4; Drama 2-4; Musi- cal 2-4; Ensemble 4; Outdoors Club 3,4; Field Trip Club 4. ZLATAN STEPANOVICH— Basketball 1-3; Baseball 1-3; NHS 3,4; Project Biology 3,4; Letterman 3,4 KAREN STERN— Ensembles 2-4; Choir 2- 4; Stu Gov. 2,3; NHS 3,4; Speech Debate 1-3; Drama Club 2-4 (Sec. 4); Thespian (Sec. 4); NHS 3,4; Track GTO 1,2. KIM STERLING JEFF STOLL ROBIN STONER AMY ELIZABETH STRACHAN— Track 2; Speech Debate 1,2; Pep Club 1; Out- doors Club 3,4 (Sec. 4); Stu Gov. 3; Paragon 3; German Club 4; WILLIAM J. SUMMERS JAKE SVARSTROM— Crier 4, Paragon 4, Tennis 4, Soccer 4, Letterman 4; AFS 4. LISA SWARTHOUT LINDA ANN TAILLON— Basketball 1,2; Swimming 4; Speech Debate 1,2; Crier 3,4. — Seniors 213 — Spenos-Taillon ROGER EDWARD TELLER— Football 1 4; Baseball 1-4; NHS 3,4; Basketball 1,2; Project Biology 3,4; Letterman 3,4; Choir 2,3. TAMMY THORNTON— Cheerleading 1-4 (Capt. 3,4); Drama Club 2,4; Pep Club 1-4; Stu Gov. 3. JELENA TRIKICH— Track GTO 1-4; Soc- cer GTO 3,4; Choir 1-3; Flag Rifle Corps 1,2; Outdoors Club 4; Paragon 4; Stu Gov. 4; Intramurals 2,4; Student Aide 4. PATRICIA LYNN ULBER— Orchestra 1 4; Stu Gov. 1-4; (V.P. 1); Crier 3; Speech Debate 3,4; NATALIE ANN URBANSKI— French Club 3,4; Track 1-4; Letterwoman 2-4 (Pres. 4). KATHLEEN VARGO— Spanish Club 1; Stu Gov. 3,4; Choir 1-4. CHRISTINE ADELE VIDOVICH— NHS 3,4; Drama 1,2; Track GTO 1-3; Flag Rifle Corps; Intramurals 2; Choir 1,2. KAREN SUE VRANICH— Track GTO 2, COE 4 (Tres. 4). STEVE WALSH— DECA 1. KATHY WANDS CAROL JEAN WATT— Spanish Club 1; AFS 1,2; Student Aide 4. KARYN BETH WAXMAN— Drama 1; Stu Gov. 1; Speech Debate 1,2; Crier 3. JOE WEBBER KEVIN JOHN WELCH— Swimming 1-3; Ensembles 3,4. THERESA WESTERFIELD BILL WHITTED HEIDI ANNE WILEY— Basketball 1-4; Golf 2-4; Letterwoman 3,4. KELLY WILLIAMS LINDA WITKOWSKI MICHELE DIANE WITMER— Volleyball 1; Stu Gov. 2,4; NHS 3,4; Outdoors Club 1- 4; French Club 1,2; Speech Debate 1,2. JANICE WOJCIEHOWSKI CANDIS MARIE WOJC1K— Stu Gov. 1-3; French Club 1-3; NHS 3,4; Bowling Club 2; Ensembles 2-4; Musical 2-4. NICHOLAS J. WOLF CHERYL WULF— Band 1,2; Track GTO 3; Field Trip Club 4. CHRISTINE WULF— Basketball 1-3; Band 1,2. MICHAEL L. YATES— Band 14 ANDREW MICHAEL YERKES— Basket- ball 1-3; NHS 3,4; Musical 3,4; Ensembles 3,4; Crier 4. SCOTT DOUGLAS YONOVER— Speech Debate 1-4 (Natnls. 3); Tennis Team 1-4; Drama 1-4; Thespians 2-4; Letterman 3,4; Presidential Classroom 4; Paragon 4. ADAM YORKE— Football 1-4; Baseball 1- 3; Basketball 1; NHS 3,4; Boys State Rep.; Stu Gov. 3. LUCY YU — Student Aide 1,3,4; Citizen Apprenticeship Program 3; Bowling 3; Ger- man Club 4; l.U. Honors Finalist; NHS 3,4; Tri-Kappa Scholarship 3; DAR 4. — 214 Seniors — Teller-Yu The scene was typical, it was the first day of school. The final bell had just rung for first hour; the 32 students of Mr. Clark’s Comp class lingered in the back of the room awaiting the teacher to begin the annual seating chart which, of course, was done alphabetically. He slowly went through every name; finally he was finishing, “Yerkes; last row, third seat, Yonover; behind Yerkes, Zatorski; last seat and um Zeman; looks like you get the radiator for a while.” The beginning of the year brought on many problems for students who last names began with “Z”, while those “A’s” seemed to get the best of everything. “There was never enough seats in my classes; I got stuck sitting in the back of the room quite often,” stated Eva Zyg- munt, senior. Agreeing with Eva, senior Renee Zurad added, “there were never enough books to go around either; I just had to ‘do without’ for a while.” Teachers usually seated students alphabetically because it was easier for grad- ing and taking attendance. Mrs. Mary Yorke, English teacher, had a different viewpoint. “I didn’t seat my students that way (alphabetical- ly) because I knew what it was like to be last,” she said. “A” students were seated in the front with the newest books and clearest dittos, while the “Z” ’s continued to bring up the rear. “1 felt like the teachers were always breathing down my neck,” stated Karen Atlas, senior. While the “A” student usually saw and heard even the slightest movement, those sitting in the back of the room were always straining their eyes and ears. Another obstacle hurdled quite easily by the “A” ’s and much harder by the “A” ’s was explained by junior Larry Braman, “In my trig class we put problems on the board. Mrs. John- son went through the rows and assigned them; since we sat alphabetically I always got the easiest ones.” Eva complained, “I had to do the hard problems; it wasn’t very fair.” One of the greatest advantage of being a “Z” was going last when giving a speech or oral report. Karen didn’t mind because, “I rather would have got it over with and not have been nervous,” she stated. While sitting on the radiator may clearly have been only one of the problems caused by being a “Z”, Helena Zeman, senior, jokingly stated, “I was last to graduate, but I was also the only one who was applauded after my name was announced.” STRAINING TO SEE the chalkboard senior Eva Zygmunt tries to overcome one of the dis- advantages of sitting in the back of the room. WHILE CONSTANTLY BEING reminded that their last names are at the beginning of the alphabet, Seniors Karen Atlas, and Terri Bame sit in the first row, and listen to Mr. Donald Kernaghan, economics teacher. From Anasewicz to Zygmunt Radiators become commonplace for “Z’s; “A’s remain front row victims. JOHN AARON ZAJAC— Basketball 1-4; Track 1,2,4; Letterman 1-4; German Club 4 (Pres. 4); NHS 3,4. KEVIN RICHARD ZATORSKI— Bowling Club 14. HELENKA MARIE ZEMAN RENEE MARIE ZURAD— Volleyball 1-3; Basketball 1; Stu Gov. 1-4(V.P. 4); Field Trip Club 4. EVA MARIE ZYGMUNT— Stu Gov. (V.P. 3, Pres. 4); Track 1,2; Intramurals 1,2; Let- terwoman 2; Ensemble 4; Homecoming Court 3,4. — Seniors 215 — Zajac-Zygmunt Almost, but not quite From building their homecoming float to hosting Prom, Junior Class keeps busy From building their homecoming float to hosting Prom, the Junior Class kept them- selves busy throughout the year. “At first, I didn’t think we would be able to make enough money for Prom, because no one would show up for any of the class meetings,” stated Junior Class Treasurer Sue Wojcik. With the help of librarian Mrs. Cheryl Jo- seph, Junior Class sponsor, the juniors held magazine sales and candy sales to raise enough money to support the class. Junior Cathy Pfister explained, “the magazines sold very well. We made over $1200, which was better than last year’s juniors. Float didn’t go as well as the juniors thought it would as they finished in last place. This made them believe the entire year would be a total flop. “When I saw the final float, I couldn’t believe 16 and 17 year olds made it,” commented junior Jeff Zudock. “1 couldn’t see how the class could organize a good prom for the seniors,” he added. Although the year didn’t start on a good foot, the Junior Class Executive Council (CEC) planned ahead. They rented the After Four Club in Cedar Lake for post prom and hired the band “Stonewood Fox” early in November to entertain, “I’m glad we went to find a band early, so we wouldn’t have to run around at the last minute and get stuck with an awful group,” stated CEC member Reggie Zurad. Along with the eight other CEC members, juniors Scott Martin, president, and Alice Clark vice-president, helped to organize all the activities throughout the school year. Although there was a scare about raising money, the Junior Class pulled through and sponsored an unforgetable “Endless Love” prom evening. ALTHOUGH A HAMBURGER and fries would have provided more nutrition, junior Nan Kish supports her class by buying licorice from junior Sue Wojcik. JUNIOR CLASS EXECUTIVE COUNCIL: (front row) Reggie Zurad, Alice Clark, Scott Martin, (back row) John Holzhall, Kirk Billings, Kim Watson, Lori Goldberg, Kathy Kolodziej. FROM EMPTY CHICKEN wire to a colorful float, juniors Cathy Pfister and Kathy Kolodziej place the flowers just right hoping to “Drum Up a Victory.” Natalie Abbott Jim Abrinko Tim Agerter Ela Aktay Spero Alexiou Mark Allen Angie Andello Rick Appelsies Jim Argoudelis Steve Arnold Todd Atwood Laura Augestein Nicky Bachan Linda Backe Barb Bartoshuk Steve Basich Leslie Beach John Behrens Joe Belinsky Leanne Beno Renee Bianchi — 216 Juniors — Abbott-Bianchi Kirk Billings Kris Bittner Patty Blanchard Dawn Biazek Trina Biazek Trade Bogumil Kristen Bomberger Mike Bosnich Laura Boyd Bill Bradford Larry Braman Becky Branco Laura Brauer Jane Braun Ann Broderson Sue Brozovic Tracy Burbich Amy Cala Kevin Canady Mary Jo Carlson Sue Carlson — Juniors 217 — Billings-Carlson Terri Case Marilyn Cassity April Chambers Tracy Chapin Lynette Chastain Lena Checroun Mindy Chemerinsky Gail Christianson Gleena Chua Alice Clark Karen Cole Karen Comstock Jim C ondes Steve Condos Chris Cornell Caryn Costa Sue Cuelier Anita Culbertson Andy Damianos Anna Marie Dash Laurianne Davis Karen Decola Mike Dernulc Dave Derolf Denise Derow Chris Derrico Greg Doolin Joe Doranski ON HER NIGHT off from her part-time job, Jamie Harri- son, junior, organizes her week and begins some of her homework. LOADING GROCERIES INTO a customers car, Ralph Thornes, junior, takes on the responsibility of working a part-time job and keeping up with his school work. —218 Juniors — Case-Doranski Many juniors and seniors thought they were in the circus when juggling became a part of their lives. Instead of tossing bowling pins or tennis balls, studying and working became the objects tossed around. Like the circus, juggling WHILE HER CLASSMATES eat lunch, Junior Sharon Weiner tries to get a good head start on her Algebra II assignment. paid off in many ways. The money earned from part-time jobs may have provided college tuition or, for girls, the chance to indulge in the latest fashions such as gold headbands or knickers. Meanwhile, the guys often chose new car equipment, stereo headphones, or the latest Rolling Stones, For- eigner, or Journey album. While the money came in handy for neces- sary extras, students found it difficult to keep up with their studies. Junior Beth Micenko stat- ed, “I didn’t work the same schedule or amount of hours every week, so I couldn’t real- ly plan ahead. I often stayed up and studied late into the night.” Yet some overcame late night studying by preparing for known tests and assignments in advance. Junior Jamie Harrison explained, “on days that I didn’t work, I usually planned everything out a nd got a good head start.” Junior Ralph Thornes did not have to worry about late evening studying because, “it really wasn’t a problem; I only worked four-hour shifts and the exact same schedule every week.” “One of the biggest problems of working was my weekend,” stated junior Caryn Costa, “when I worked Friday and Saturday nights, I didn’t get the chance to see friends much.” While not seeing friends may have been one of the biggest problems of working, junior Sue Wojcik stated, “one of the greatest advantages of working was the responsibility. I have learned how to handle school work and money. I think it is a definite benefit for college and my future.” Dori Downing Donn Duhon Brian Elkmann Dan Elman Mike Farinas Charlie Faso Bill Featherly Tim Feeney Mark Fijut Robyn Fisher Rob Fitzgibbons Walter Florczak Jim Frankos John Frigo Patty Fuller Terry Gates Rick Geiger Karen Gerlach Adam Gill Karen Glass Lori Goldberg Karen Golden Helene Goldsmith Carl Gordon Mark Godzecki John Gross Jeanette Gustat Julie Hager Part-time workers become full-time jugglers Students learn responsibility while making extra money; keeping up with friendships and studies provide new difficulties. — Juniors 219 — Downing-Hager Good things come in small packages Birth rate decline causes drop in student enrollment While the Senior Class has 401 members, the Junior Class at 325 became the first “lit- tle” class. Guidance Department Chairman, Mr. James Bawden, felt this decrease was “due to birth rate decline and the fact that Munster’s not a first-home community; people usually move in with older kids.” The decreasing en- rollment had its ups and downs. The advantage s included the improvement of the student teacher ratio, giving the teach- ers a better opportunity to work with each student. Junior Steve Arnold explained, “the small size of our English class gave us a greater chance to discuss many subjects on an indepth level.” “Last year we were tight on classrooms; this year there are more rooms and fewer conflicts in student scheduling,” stated Mr. Bawden. Students found it easier to do their scheduling since everything was better rotated. For in- stance, juniors who wanted to take Choir and French V could not, because both were only offered fourth hours. The main disadvantage of the decrease in enrollment was the number of students that were available to work on activities. Junior Kathy Kolodziej, (CEC) member, explained, “we didn’t have as many people to help work on Prom, therefore, it took a longer time to finish decorations. In addition, Kim Watson, junior, said “the re also were not a many ju- niors (at the pep rallies) as seniors, so we were always drowned out.” On an ending note, Scott Martin, Junior Class President stated, “after all, it’s the qual- ity that counts, not the quantity.” BEING THE FIRST small class, juniors exper- ienced an improvement in the student-teacher ratio. Juniors Diane Storts and Kim Handlon receive some additional personal help from Mr. Jack Yerkes on their grammar assignment. Juniors Dan Sipkowsky and Mike Farinas and senior Ray Hill spread out their books on the empty desks, taking advantage of their smaller English class. With less students to do the work, junior George Shinkan devotes his extra time to work on the Junior Class float “Animal”. — 220 Juniors — John Hales Kim Handlon Rob Hanus Walter Harding Jamie Harrison Kevin Hartoonian Terrie Hatala Mark Hecht Kevin Heggi John Hein Jackie Hibler Chris Hill Bryan Hobbic Lisa Hodges Mike Hoffman John Holzhall Doug Hooper Joy Horvat Evelyn Howarth Bob Hulett Steve Hulsey Dan Hurley John Hurubean Rick Hutchings Susan Jarzombek Mike Jeneske Jeff Jerkins Becky Johnson Jeanette Johnson Stefanie Johnson Laura Jones Kent Kaluf Anna Kanic Dan Karulski Brian Kazmer Chris Keil Mary Kellams Debbie Kender Carol Kennedy Jerry Kieltyka Jeff Kiernan Susan Kim Nan Kish Carol Kmiec Colleen Knutson Kathy Kolodziej Mike Kotso Nicky Kott Amy Kristoff Sharon Krumrei Karen Kuklinski Dave Lamski Allison Langer Suzanne Lasky Lisa Levin James Liming Jeff Linnane Mitzi Lorentzen Brian Luberda Chris Macenski Krissy Mogger Terri Mahler George Malek — Juniors Hales-Malek 221 — Beth Malloy Dionne Maniotes Chris Mannion Joe Markovich Sue Maroc Lee Maroney Scott Martin Zoran Martinovich Cheron Matthews Karen Matthews David Maul Joe Mazur Jim McCormack Kris McMahon Heidi McNair Karen McNamara Margo Megremis Dave Mehalso Tammy Merritt Tim Merritt Kevin Meseberg Beth Micenko Jane Michel Mary Mikalian Kelly Miller Mike Min Frank Molinaro Jeff Moore Kelly Moore Hal Morris John Moss Brian Muller Bill Murakowski Herb Murillo Paula Muskin Kevin Myers Dana Nagle Susan Nagy Kelli Nash Mike Nielsen Mike Nisevich Shannon Noe Julie Nowak Alison Olah Jenny Olds Susan Olio Karen Orlich Dale Opperman Beth Orlandi Kristin Pardell Kathy Parker Sherrie Pavo) Dayna Pawlowski Julius Pawlowski Lisa Pennington Diane Peterson Kelly Petruch Cathy Pfister Paul Phipps Jeff Plesha Sandy Polis Ron Polyak Darlene Popiela — 222 Juniors — Malloy-Popiela Linda Powell Dede Pramuk George Przybysz Linda Psaros Shiela Ramakrishnan Chris Ramirez Mike Ramirez A WMET mini-concert blared from the ra- dio, while on the TV, Jennifer and Jonathan Hart tried to find out who was stalking them. Meanwhile, the telephone operator listened to the music and TV program, while she caught bits of the telephone conversation — “John and Sue dating?” “I know, I can’t believe it ei- ther!” And yet, despite all this commotion, the his- tory dates were memorized, the geometry proofs completed, and the cookies baked for the French Club bakesale. Televisions, phones, and stereos found their way into the mainstream of a high school student’s life. “I usually do my homework over the phone with a friend,” explained junior Helene Goldsmith, “I feel better when I have someone to compare my work to, just to recheck it.” Although TV’s, phones, and stereos are newsworthy and educational, they also offered programs for pure entertainment. A student may have become too rapped up in the Music Awards on a Monday evening, and forgotten about the U.S. History test the next morning. Junior Kris Pardell explained, “whenever there was a good program on TV, I completely blocked studies out of my mind and found my- self waking up at five in the morning trying to catch up on the work I missed. What would students have done without a TV to watch, a phone to gossip on until they were too tired to talk, or a stereo to relax to while rushing around putting together some last pieces of their term paper? “I don’t think I’d last for a day without my stereo,” stated junior Jeff Jerkins. “It would be too quiet, and I think I’d go stir crazy without anything to listen to,” he added. Even though parents still believe that a quiet atmosphere is the best place for studying, many teenagers will still complain that they can’t live without their TV, stereo, or televi- sion. WHILE DEEPLY ABSORBED in her favorite Wednes- day night TV program, junior Linda Powell tries to concen- trate on her term paper. ALTHOUGH JUNIOR HELENE Goldsmith had home- work to finish, she still found time to hold a telephone conversation with a friend. Wired up and ready to go Students find trouble surviving without their TV, stereo, and phone — Juniors 223 — Cruisin’ revs up fun, hassles Long awaited license not all it’s cracked up to be Quickly grabbing the car keys, the 16- year-old dashed out the front door before his mother had a chance to change her mind about giving him the car for the evening. During a student’s sophomore year he waits for the day when he has a license to show off to his friends. But as a junior, all the glory of being able to drive often wasn’t cracked up to what he thought it would be. “When I got my license, my parents would only let me drive for errands,” stated junior Dori Downing. “They didn’t feel I was exper- ienced enough to drive on weekends, which made me feel bad because my friends would always have to drive me around.” Juniors often looked forward to saving up enough money for their own set of wheels. “I loved having my own car, because I didn’t always have to come home at a certain hour for my mom to use the car,” stated junior Sharon Krumrei. “Even though it was advan- tage having a car to myself, it became expen- sive putting gas in my tank every week,” she added. SHARING HER DRIVING privileges, junior Sharon Krumrei offers junior Doug Hooper a ride home. To make weekends more exciting, stu- dents often “cruised” around town to see what was happening. “When there wasn’t anything to do, I’d usually pick up a few friends and we would drive around. Maybe we’d stop and munch out at the nearest Me Donald’s,” explained junior Brian Luberda. He added with a chuckle, “we might even follow a car full of girls all over town just to scare them.” Another advantage to having a car and a license is being able to drive to a school dance without mom or dad tagging along. As fresh- men and even sophomores, guys wouldn’t be able to pick up their dates for homecoming, which often prevented them from going. Ju- nior Jim McCormack stated, “I didn’t ask anyone to a dance my freshman year, be- cause I would have felt stupid being dropped off by my parents. If I did want to go, I would have asked an older friend who was also go- ing to the dance if he could possibly take me and my date.” Getting the car on weekends might be fun, but teenagers really look forward to the day when they won’t have to ask their parent’s permission for the car keys. Dwight Reed Jill Regnier Dan Robinson Chris Rodriguez Karen Rudakas Chris Runberg Dave Saksa Pat Sannito Melanie Santare Cort Savage Julie Sbalchiero Neil Schmidt Lisa Schroer Sue Seefurth — 224 Juniors — Reed-Seefurth Pam Selby Gus Sfouris Karen Sharkey Carrie Shearer Mike Sheehy Mahesh Shetty Natalie Shimala George Shinkan Donda Shutka Jim Siavelis Laura Siegel Serbo Simeoni Dan Sipkosky Mark Slivka Anne Smiley Randy Smith Bill Somenzi Laura Speranza Diane Steorts Doug Stevens Dan Stevenson Tricia Stewart Ron Svetic Debbie Taillon Rick Tangerman Joe Teller Mark Tester Jeff Thomas Ralph Thornes Sonia Tosiou Ben Trgovcich John Tsiakopoulos Kevin Tyrrell Matt Urbanski Randy Vale Linda Vlasich Pam Vukovich John Wall Kim Watson Rick Webber Sharon Weimer Kevin Welsh Donna Werra Larry White Tom White Diane Wiger Joi Wilson Jackie Witmer Sue Wojcik David Wolfe Jim Wolf James Yang Mike Yates Liz Yosick Jim Zajac Dave Zawada Bill Zemaitis Jeff Zudock Reggie Zurad Kristin Zygmunt Tony Zygmunt — Juniors 225 — Selby-Zygmunt Glen Abrahamson Douglas Adams David Adich Eric Alonzo Dean Andreakis Annette Arent Debbie Babjak Lisa Bachan Phil Bacino Kai Bagherpour Sheerin Bagherpour Lisa Baker Michael Baker Brian Banks Jim Basich Tom Beach Linda Belford Peter Bereolos Don Bieson Marc Black Tom Bogucki Brian Bohling Bill Borolw Diane Borto Vincent Boyd Erin Brennan Tracy Brennan Karla Brown Jaclyn Brumm Angela Bubala Brenda Burchett Ruth Burson Christian Candeleria Monica Carnahan Mark Carroll Mike Casey Kathy Cerajewski Renae Cerne Terri Check Tony Checroun Enn Chen Jeff Chip Carren Christianson Eric Christy Deanna Cigler Debra Cipich Krystal Colclasure William Colias Karen Coltun Janna Compton Bret Conway Michelle Cook Mark Crawford Jeannette Curtis Patricia Czysczon Paul Dahlkamp James Davis Laurie Deal Richard Dechantal Blake Decker Jeff Dedelow Joanie DeLaney Richard Dernulc — 226 Sophomores — Abrahamson-DeLaney Michael Dillon Aileen Dizon Sharon Dorsey Mary Doyle Diane Drazbo Julie Dubczak Sally Dukic Bob Dye Glenn Eckholm Karen Eggers Holly Eriks Jane Ettling Amy Etter Timothy Etter While the Class of 1984 climbed another step to reach “upperclassman” status, they had to settle for one more year of being “sec- ond best.” Class President Jim Krawczyk, Vice Presi- dent Maureen Morgan, and Secretary Trea- surer Tricia Koman began the year with plans for constructing their class float. While Scooter took a second place in the float competition, Jim stated, “I felt we did really well consider- ing it was the first time. There were always plenty of students willing to put in their time to work.” The funds for Scooter were raised by last year’s candy sale. Fundraisers, for this year, included a Valentine’s Day Carnation Sale, Car Wash and a Jewelry Sale. This money is being saved to use for our junior float and Prom. Mr. George Pollingue, Junior Class Co- sponsor, stated, “although there was a very small amount of students who get involved, they devoted a lot of time to fundraisers and student activities; they also worked well to- gether.” English teacher Mr. Jack Yerkes and Math teacher Mr. Pollingue joined forces to become the Class of 1983’s new co-sponsors. Mr. Yerkes concentrated on handling the fun- draisers while Mr. Pollingue organized float. With their two new sponsors and their many future plans, the Sophomore Class looked for- ward to “almost reaching the top.” DIVIDING THE FLOWERS into groups, sophomores Jane Etling, Kathy Smith and Kim Plesha prepare to dis- tribute the flowers for their Valentine’s Day Carnation fundraiser. SOPHOMORE CLASS EXECUTIVE COUNCIL: (front row) Maureen Morgan, Ji m Krawcwyk, Tricia Ko- man, (second row) Carole Witecha, Sue Reddel, Lynne Marcinek. (back row) Amy Nelson, Karen Markovich, Amy Rakos, Lisa Trilli. Caught in the middle Sophomores climb stepping stones to reach “upperclass” status. — Sophomores 227 — Dillon-Etter Pets brighten dull moments Students choose unusual animals as pets For the common cat and dog lover, a ball of string and a bone satisfy their pets, but what would you do with a pet alligator or pyrannah? Sophomore Tom Whitted chose Spike, an alli- gator, as his household companion, but he had to give Spike away because the pet had caused more mischief than Tom could handle. “I was kind of upset when I gave him away, because he was so different than any other pet I could have,” commented Tom. Pets often brighten one’s dull moments, yet students may choose their pet for uniqueness. Junior Pat Sannito explains, “I chose a pyran- nah, because he’s colorful and not messy like a cat or dog. He’s fun to watch, and I don’t have to worry about him running away,” added Pat with a smile. No matter how large or small an animal may be, people will want them just because they can not resist. For instance, junior Robyn Fish- er owns a horse. She usually goes to the stables to ride on Saturdays. “I’ve always dreamed of owning my own horse. My father used to take me riding when I was little, so he decided to buy me a horse of my own,” stated Robyn. “Even though she’s not with me, I can go riding whenever I please.” Pets are something people need just to brighten their day. Despite the type of animal it may be, all pets seem to be lovable in their own special way. PREPARING FOR THEIR regular Saturday morning hunting trip, sophomore Monica Carnahan gives her dog, Molly, a workout in the yard. Kim Fanning Donna Farkas Thomas Feeney Carol Fitzgibbins Mary Flynn Susan Flynn Mark Foreit Glenna Frank Meg Galvin Bob Garza Michael Gambetta Albert Gederian James George Carl Gerlach — 228 Sophomores — Fanning-Gerlach Cary Gessler Dawn Gibbs Abbie Gifford Sean Gill Terry Gillespie Amy Glass Eric Gluth Jeffrey Goldschmidt Jill Gordon Terri Gordon Kevin Gower Jeff Gresham Elizabeth Grim Jennifer Groff Mark Grudinski Steve Gruoner Susanne Gurawitz John Gustaitis Beth Hackett Martha Haines Ray Halum Dan Hanusin Wendy Harle Ken Harrison Bob Hart John Hayden Ann Helms Mary Hemingway Amy Hensley Ann Higgins Matt Hirsch Tracy Hirsch Kim Hittle Chris Hoch Robbie Hoekema Mark Hoiseth Merile Hollingsworth Phil Hoolehan Daniel Hope Allison Hynes John Jaceeczko Laura Jarczyk Lori Jarrett Jill Jasinski Michelle Jeneske Julie Johnson Scott Kambiss Janel Kamradt Mary K. Kapp Louis Karras Brian Karulski Joseph Kaster David Katona Dana Keckick Brian Kellams Jim Kisel Mike Knight Mike Knutston Pat Knutson Mike Koetteritz Tricia Koman Ron Kofter James Krawczyk — Sophomores 229 — Gessler- Krawczyk Audrey Krevitz Tom Kudele Dawn Kusek Brian Kushnak Anthony Kusiak Karen Kwansy Abbie Labowitz Karyn Landsly Chris Langer Chris Laroche Kevin Larson Renee Larson Cathy Lecas Kathleen Leeney Holly Lem Amy Lennertz Chris Lennertz David Lerner Jay Lieser Roslyn Lindell Marie Lona i 111 Si ' ?r " i p it $py ] A CLl fttcuO (qjUA 5 ' ) J(ji if ’ TltU?r T’fl iV iO y(- Sy vWjjah!! ' i M- Ar i be K i ro t - 1 Motj y h 8LLC5 - y p M rfcrmoii y - s A , . w $ Am -Shu. 0 1 " Hit Sort yboii j OKS I Led 3cf£el it 0 scp A , t GRAFFITI FILLS THE bathroom doors and mirrors in colorful shapes. Folders are adorned with the latest rock groups and slang, while walls take on the appearance of chalkboards, covered with couples’ names, hearts and doo- dles. — 230 Sophomores — Krevitz-Lona Y V is , V Scott Lorenz Mark Lorenzi Lori Loudermilk Laura Lusk Susie Magrames David Malinski Georgia Manous Lynne Marcinek Karen Markovich Rosie Mason Julie Mazur Kristina McCune Lisa McKinney Todd McLoughlin Jeff McNurlan Kelly Mears Barbara Melby Bob Melby Jeff Melvin Michael Meyer Dawn Michaels My life didn’t start out too bad! All I did was sit in my plastic wrapper on the supermarket shelf. One week later I was bought, thus began my career. My first experience was a boring first hour lecture. During that time I creatively doodled AC DC, Journey and The Rolling Stones on a spiral notebook and paper folder. Little did I know that my doodles had a some- what tattered reputation, bearing the label “graffiti.” By second hour study hall, I though I possi- bly might get a break. Boy, did I think wrong. Before the bell to begin class ever rang, I was sketching, “1 love Joe” in ten orginal forms, all over the cafeteria tables. The bell to end second hour finally rang. At last, a breather. Off we strolled into the bath- room, and to my dismay, huge hearts filled with couples names colorfully decorated the bathroom doors. Meanwhile, the mirrors dis- played a pessimistic “I hate school.” All of this was graphically sketched in one brief seven minute period. Third hour rolled in, leaving me almost dry. Luckily, the teacher showed us a filmstrip. Lunch came next and we went out back. By this time, after having recovered, I began print- ing obscene words all over the brick wall. Hur- rying back inside, my “master” ate his lunch and went to fourth hour, where once again, the folders and spirals were cluttered with print and doodles. Fifth hour found us in some sort of math class. I then got to make all sorts of pictures out of the numbers and figures in the math book. Eight’s suddenly turned into bunches of bal- loons while three’s sprouted arms, legs and ears. I think it resembled my teacher. Sixth hour passed slowly and I was starting to fall asleep, when all of a sudden, the bell rang. While sitting on the school bus, I drew more obscentities on the b ack of the seat. You really learn a lot going to school. Getting off at our stop, I got to add a “Munster’s 1” to the stop sign, ending my day as a graffiti artist. A day In the life of a marker From the walls to the doors, graffiti becomes carved into the scenes of school. — Sophomores 231 — Lorenz-Michaels Nervous drivers feel first freedoms Drivers education prepares students to face new responsibilities. Nervously, the sixteen year old walked into the license bureau. With shaking hands she began answering the questions on the written exam. After the eye test, the driving test was the only challenge left to conquer. Many students found themselves in the same situation. Once the tests were passed, the pressures eased up a bit. Sophomore Andy Mintz stated, “I was re- sponsible for paying for the gas when I drove. My mom figured since I could drive, I could also pay.” Andy ironically added, “it (driving) was also a pain sometimes because I had to pick up my little sister from school.” With a different viewpoint, Terri Check, sophomore, stated, “I didn’t mind running er- rands for my mother. She also didn’t have to drive me around once I got my license.” Paying for gas wasn’t the only prices that confronted students. Insurance costs also put a dent into many bank accounts. Jessica Zeman, sophomore, stated, “I work so I don’t have to worry about being short of money. I pay for gas and insurance and still have a little extra spending money.” Sophomore Devorah Wen- ner said, “my parents are willing to pay for my insurance, but I put in for gas.” Because of budget cuts the cost of drivers education offered by the public schools went up severely, some students found themselves taking a three week class at private schools like Lake Drivers Education School and Rightway Drivers Education School. The schools provided a small classroom environ- ment plus private driving instruction. Although these responsibilities existed, stu- dents finally had the opportunity to drive on weekends without having their parents escort them around. Jessica concluded, “the respon- sibilities of driving gave me a feeling of free- dom, like I was really grown up.” Len Miller Mike Miller Andy Mintz Lisa Montes Maureen Morgan Christine Mott Tim Mueller Roland Murillo Amy Nelson Richard Norman Vicki Nowacki David Oberlander Valerie Obuch Debbie O’Donnell Robert Osterman Kelli Pack Gus Panousis Robert Passalacqua Marty Pavlovic Tim Peters Jonathon Peterson — 232 Sophomores — Miller-Peterson CAREFULLY STUDYING THE choices, Terri Check, sophomore, picks out the correct answer on the written part of the Drivers Education test. PATIENTLY WAITING FOR his ride home, sophomore Ken Harrison rests outside the school, daydreaming of the day he will have his driver’s license. Karen Pfister Sherri Pietrzak Robert Piskulu Christopher Pitts Rob Plant Danny Plaskett Kim Plesha Karen Pluard Michelle Pool Patty Potasnik Mary Beth Powley Robert Prieboy Kathleen Przybyla Jeanne Pudlo Deida Pudlo Kimberely Qualkinbush Jeff Quasney Amy Rakos Ed Rau Martha Regelman Geralynn Regeski — Sophomores 232 — Pfister-Regeski Bill Resetar Bill Riebe Amy Riemerts Scott Robbins Chuck Rogers Michelle Roper Peter Rosser Bridgett Rossin Nick Rovai Jill Samels Christine Scheuermann Mary Scholl Emily Sebring Sherri Seehausen Sally Shaw Dan Sirounis Kim Skertich Harvey Slonaker Kathy Smith Tammy Smith Jim Snow Liz Snow Pamela Soukup Joe Spudville Richard Sterry Avi Stern Tara Stevens Sherra Stewart Michael Stodola Peter Such Karen Summers Laura Tavitas Julie Thompson Rebecca Thompson Matthew Trembly Danny Trikich Lisa Trill! Nancy Trippel Georgia Tsakopoulos Mary Tsakopoulos Jennifer Dram Vanessa Vanes Jim Vansensus Debbie Vargo Robert Wait Damon Walker Joseph Walker Kris Walker Ron Ware Patricia Watson Mike Webber Brian Welch Devorah Wenner Mark Westerfield Mike Westerfield Tom Whitted Brian Wilkinson Carole Witecha John Witkowski Scott Wolf Pam Wood Joe Yang Steven Yekel — 234 Sophomores — Resetar-Yekel People often worship and speak highly of taller people, but usually there isn’t much talk about the actions of shorter students. Four-foot-four sophomore Angie Zucker has always been smaller in size than all her classmates. “At first I felt very uncomfort- able around other people, but after a while I felt like I fit in,” commented Angie. Despite her size, Angie participated on the Drill Team, and she was also a dancer in the musical cast of “Carousel.” “Although there is teasing and ridicule by teachers and students,” sophomore Janie Etling stated, “Angie has learned not to let any of it bother her, and she usually goes along with the others. For instance, chemis- SURROUNDED BY THE land of giants, petite soph- omore Angie Zucker shows her homecoming spirits in the lunch line while buying cookies. try teacher, Mr. Graves, posted some test scores really high so Angie couldn’t reach them, but she thought it was funny,” added Janie. Since Angie looks so young, she has the advantage of attending movies for half the price of a teen. “I like going to movies cheaper, but 1 would really like to be looked at as an older person,” stated Angie. “Be- ing so small doesn’t bother me as long as my friends do not treat me like a little kid.” Despite all the hard times of facing up to tall people, Angie admits, “I’m happy I’m so short, because there is no one else like me around.” DESPITE HER SMALL size, sophomore Angie Zucker proves her dance ability by participating in a Drill Team routine during the Highland pep rally. Pint size but powerful Angie Zucker learns that being petite is not a handicap. Daniel Zahorsky Karen Zatorski Kevin Zehme Jessica Zeman Tim Ziants Jim Zubay Angie Zucker — Sophomores 235 — Zahorsky-Zucker Starting in the middle Early arrival of Homecoming adds to freshmen frustration While most people went to a bank when they needed a loan, the Freshman Class Ex- ecutive Council (CEC) went to the Senior Class for theirs. With school beginning later and Homecoming arriving sooner, the class didn’t have enough time to raise the money needed to decorate and prepare for the Homecoming dance. In order to become a member of CEC, stu- dents must receive ten signatures from fresh- men students and four signatures from faculty members. Freshman CEC officers included Mona ElNaggar, president; Marnye Harr, vice- president; and Anita Sidor, Secretary Trea- surer. Mona stated, “beginning the school year in CEC was kind of devastating because fresh- men really didn’t know what was going on, and I didn’t know who everyone was.” With the help of Miss Audrey Swales, alge- bra teacher and Freshman Class Sponsor, CEC members held bake sales, car washes and other fundraisers after preparations for Home- coming were completed. Anita stated, “I joined CEC to help our class get off to a good start. All of the fundraisers may have been time-consuming, but being with the others was a lot of fun.” Through the rushed beginning, freshman CEC learned the responsibilities of supporting their class and participating in an extracurricu- lar activity, while they still had fun. WHILE PREPARING FOR the Homecoming Dance, freshman Joan Kiernan hangs muppet characters in the cafeteria. FRESHMAN CEC: (front row) Deanne Wachel, Holly Sherman, Anita Sidor, Mona ElNaggar; (back row) Mary Siavelis, Joanne Baime, Marnye Harr, Debbie Dillon, Suzi Page. Bill Acheson Jay Adams Wen Dee Adams Mark Almase Tony Andello Bob Appelsies Tiffany Arcella Mark Artim Melissa Bados Janis Baffa Jo Anne Bame Tammy Bard Deena Barrera Todd Battista — 236 Freshmen — Acheson — Battista Jamie Beck Carol Beckman Lisa Bello Chris Benne Tad Benoit Jennifer Bischoff Randy Blackford Barb Blaesing Esther Bowen Kira Boyle Wally Bracich Sheila Brackett Chris Branco Martin Brauer Greg Brazel Melissa Bretz Michele Brown John Brozovic Randy Bryant Rich Buchanan Chris Camino Tim Canady Jill Caniga David Carbonare Stacy Carlson David Carter Amy Cashman David Cerajewski Cheryl Chastain Sherry Chiaro Annette Christy Rachel Chua Jeff Clapman Terri Clark Brian Cole Kelly Comstock Crystal Connor Chad Conway Kristin Cook Helen Cornwell Angela Corona Michelle Crawford Bob Crowley Pocholo Cruz Bill Cuban Brian Cuddington Tricia Culbertson Carla Dahlsten Kim Daros Chris Davlantes Ted Dawson Brian Dedelow David Delaney Mike Delgado Duane Dick Dianne Dickerhoff Debbie Dillon Dee Dee Dinga Rob Dixon Andrei Dragomer Jennifer Durham Michele Dybel Matt Dziecolowski — Freshmen Beck — Dziecolowski 237 — John Dzurovcik Carolyn Echterling Richard Elkins Kevin Ellison Mona ElNaggzr Roddy Ensley Kelly Fajman Penny Falaxhetti Edgar Farinas Kristen Faso Lisa Ferber Greg Fijut Chris Fissinger Jim Fitt Judy Florczak John Frederick Marc Frigo Tom Fuller Tom Gainer Amy Galvin Chela Gambetta Danny Garza Jim Gauthier Kelly Geiger Daniella Gill Jim Giorgio Christian Glass Stephen Goldberg Suzanne Golden Amy Goldenberg Jill Golubiewski Eric Gomez Michael Gonzales Steven Gordon Brian Gregor Gail Gronek Kevin Grskovich Jay Grunewald Laura Gualand Bradley Haizlip Karl Hand Ronald Harding Maryne Harr Jennifer Harrison Kelly Hayden Mike Hecht Wendy Hembling Darcy Herakovich Lisa Hernandez William Hever John Higgins David Holler Joan Horvat Sherri Howerton Beverly Hunter Leslie Hurubean Kimberely Hybiak Chris Ignas Kim Ingram Jonathon Irk John Jackson Michelle Jacobo Cheryl Jancosek — 238 Freshmen — Dzurovcik — Jancosek Too short to take over, too tall to Ignore “Oh no!” shouted the freshman as all of his books and notebooks tumbled endlessly out of his too-high locker. Why does it always seem that the short freshmen get the high lockers, while the tall ones always have the low lock- ers? Being tall has its advantages. For example, six-foot freshman Kevin Pajor stated, “my height doesn’t bother me because I’ll always be taller than my dates.” Kevin added, “I would feel awkward going to a dance with a girl who is taller than me.” Often, confusion arises when the taller stu- dent, an underclassman, towers over a shorter upperclassman. “I like being tall. The guys always look up to me, and some kids are even scared of me because I’m so tall,” freshman Steve Paris explained. “I feel like I have au- thority over the shorter seniors.” Short people also have some disadvantages. For example, Alex Tosiou, freshman, stated, “well, there aren’t really any advantages of being short except I can see a movie for the price of a child’s ticket.” Saving money at a movie may seem more of an advantage when short students get hassled by upperclassmen in the hall, or get mistaken for being younger than they really are. Tall students also have their difficulties when their heads are cut out of school pictures, or when mom takes family photos on her instamatic. Maybe in the future, shorter people will dis- cover that “drink me” potion to suddenly grow tall, while tall people will shrink down a few inches so they can see what it’s like to be short. ATTEMPTING TO REACH the back of his locker, fresh- man Bob Appelsies stretches to find a jammed book. AFTER THE RING of the bell, freshman Kim Daros and Kevin Pajor discuss the days’ classes. Difference between senior status and freshman phobia reaches new heights. Jill Janot Laura Janusonis Jon Jepson Jodi Jerich Shelley Jewett Christine Johnson Laura Johnson Trisha Jostes Jeff Kaegebin Rebecca Kaegebin Greg Kain Mara Kalnins Michelle Kambiss Scott Kazmer — Freshmen 239 — Janot — Kazmer Chari Keilman Kristy Kelleher Kimberely Kennedy Joan Kiernan Caroline Kim Sharon Kiser Debbie Kish Janice Klawitter Lisa Knight Kimberely Kocal Jenny Kopas Jackie Korellis Marcelle Kott Mary Kottaras George Kounelis Diane Kovacich James Kritzer Carl Krumrei Jeff Kucer Don Lambert Marcy Lang Sandy Langford David Lanman Missy Lawson Thomas Leask Mike Leatzow Michael Lee Mike Leeney Doing their own thing Younger siblings find new interests, so as not to follow in elder’s footsteps. With trembling hands he slid his rumpled report card out of his pocket and gently put it in his parents’ outstretched hands. Their eyes shifted meticulously from line to line, carefully absorbing every grade. Sighing, they looked up and he prepared himself for that everlast- ing complaint, “why can’t you be like your older brother or sister?” Although high school presents a challenge, following in a sibling’s footsteps may compli- cate the situation. Some students were expect- ed to get the grades, join the clubs or compete in the sports their older brothers and sisters participated in, while others were encouraged to “do their own thing”. Grades often created arguments in numer- ous families. Students were pushed into getting good grades. Freshman Amy Goldenberg an- grily said, “I don’t feel my parents should push me into getting good grades just because my older brother and sister did.” “They didn’t actually come out and say it but I knew that was how they felt,” she added. Some parents just encouraged their children to do the best they could. Freshman JoAnne Bame stated, “I did the best I could and 1 didn’t regard my sisters’ grades one bit. My parents were al- ways pleased as long as I tried.” Furthermore, many students were involved, like their siblings, in extra-curricular activities such as, organizations, clubs and sports. Soph- omore Rosie Mason stated, “I got interested in swimming because my older sisters were in- volv ed in it. It has become a big part of my life and something that I enjoy doing.” Bob Rovai, freshman, had a slightly different view, “my parents didn’t pressure me to take after my sister; they encouraged me to gain new inter- ests.” As that everlasting complaint was heard, once again, “why can’t you be like your older brother or sister,” the only reply that came to his mind was, “I did the best I possibly could.” — 240 Freshmen — Keilman — Leeney Rachel Lesniak James Levan Maria Liakopulos Tom Lobonc Craig Longson Ricky Loomis Gregory Lorenzi Eric Luksich Lisa Lutz Thong Ly Andy Maas Mark Macenski Debbie Magrames Timothy Maloney Kevin Mann Perry Manous Andy Mansueto Mirko Marich Dale Matasovsky Timothy Mateja Eric Mathews Marcia May Scott McGregor Amy Meager Dawn Medlin Georgia Megremis Sanjay Menth Nick Meier FOLLOWING IN THE footsteps of his three older sisters, Bob Rovai, freshman, reluctantly vacuums the floor of the living room. AS AN EXPERIENCED member of the Speech Team, Terri Bame, senior, relaxes while offering her younger sister JoAnne, freshman, helpful hints on giving her speech. FRESHMAN TR1CIA CULBERTSON patiently waits in the cold, while freshman Marty Brauer gets settled in the car. WHILE WALKING HOME from school, sophomore Georgia Manous and freshman Anita Sidor talk about their weekend plans. — 242 Freshmen — Merritt-Passales Randy Merritt Chrissy Metz Sharon Metz Dawn Meyer Susan Michel Kristy Miga Steve Mikrut Lynn Milan Mechele Military Ann Miller Sally Miller John Misch Lisa Mitchell Andrew Mitrakis Ilyas Mohiuddin Darin Morford Margaret Morgan Bryan Morrow Laura Mullenix Ron Muller Sherrill Murad Steve Myers Takashi Nakamura Julie Nelson Don Nimmer George Nisiewicz Michelle Novak Tammy Ochstein Rick Olah Jackie Ostrowski John Owen Suzi Page Kevin Pajor Steve Paris Mike Passales “Mom, would you please give me a ride to school, I don’t want to be late!” Although this question may arise in many homes, often the inquirer happens to be a freshman. Since most students receive their licenses during their sophomore or junior year, freshmen must re- sort to other means of transportation. For some freshmen, not having a license cre- ated no problems. Freshman Laura Janusonis, who must walk to school every day, said, “walking really doesn’t bother me too much because getting my license is something I can look forward to as 1 get older.” A disadvantage of not having a license is always asking people to chauffeur them to and from school. Senior Claire Dixon stated, “when I was a freshman, my mind was glued on the day I’d get my license.” She added, “I was so tired of taking the bus to school every morning.” Not driving also has advantages. For exam- ple, freshmen don’t have to worry about beat- ing their schoolmates to a parking space and slots in the bike racks are free, unlike parking lot slots. As the freshman walks in the cold, dreary weather day after day, he watches all the sen- Need a lift? Stuck without a ride, freshmen rely on mercy of mom and dad, sis and bro. iors zoom by in cars, and all he can do is look forward to the warmth of spring when he’ll be able to ride his bike to school, again. Liz Pavelka Caroline Pavich Lisa Pavlovich Curt Payne Brian Pazera Sandy Petrashevich Kurt Pfister Michelle Pitts Debbie Polis Matt Proudfoot Terri Przybysz Greg Psaros Ray Pudlo Chris Puls Barb Ramirez Ken Reed Ken Reister Jennifer Richwine Margaret Rippey Tim Risden Brett Robbins Michelle Robbins Wendy Robinson Steven Roh Shari Romar Nureya Rosales Dana Rothe Jennifer Rouse Bob Rovai Dave Rozmanich Jula Rubino Rachel Rueth Noel Rusk Micheal Rzonca Michele Saklaczynski — Freshmen 243 — Pavelka-Saklaczynski Credits upped for freshmen, sophomores Hoping to better educate students, credits added in speech, language arts, history Reaching deeply into her locker, a frus- trated freshman grabs her speech folder. “Why do I have to take speech, you never did,” she grumbled. “Ask Mrs. Helen Eng- strom, the speech teacher,” her senior friend replied. According to Mrs. Helen Engstrom, “up un- til now students have been required to be edu- cated only in writing. We felt they also needed to be educated in speaking.” The senior continued to explain that under- classmen now need 38 credits to graduate, two more than needed for the 1982 and 1983 graduating classes. Mr. James Bawden, Guid- ance Department Head, said, “we raised the amount of credits needed to graduate to better the education of students in such specific areas as speech, language arts and history.” Specific courses like Journalism, Drama, Humanities, Creative Writing, Developmental Reading and Remedial Reading were not cho- sen as possible language arts requirements. Mr. Bawden felt, “student should have at least one semester of concentrated literature to study in their junior and senior year as part of the requirement for a well-rounded educa- tion.” Students still have 15 Vz electives and should be able to fit in additional courses, while taking World Literature, English Literature, Modern Literature or Humanities to fulfill their one credit langauge arts requirement. Algebra II, Business Math, Computer Math, and Practical Senior Math combine with Basic Math, General Math I, Algebra I, Geometry and Introduction to Algebra to give students many choices to pick from to meet their three mathematical requirements. Although only two of these semester courses needed to be taken, World Geography, Intro- duction to Social Studies, Ancient History and Modern World History were added to the col- lection of social studies credits. Mr. Tom Whi- teley, Social Studies Department Chairman, said, “these extra courses were added to the possible requirements because the Social Stud- ies Department felt it was needed to prepare for U.S. History and Government.” U.S. Histo- ry must be taken junior year and Government taken senior year. Gym , previously needed to be taken for one and a half credits, was reduced to one credit. Speech class was over and, once again, the two girls met at their lockers. “Why do I have to take Speech, you never did.” Answering with a nonchalant shrug the senior said, “That’s life.” REVIEWING HER NOTES, freshman Terri Clark pre- pares for the sometimes nerve-wracking experience of speaking in her newly required speech class. BOOK LOADS GREW as the credit requirements in- creased causing freshmen Shari Romar and Michele Sak- laczynski to return to their locker more than once a day. Randi Schatz Steve Schoenberg Jim Schreiner Eugene Schwartzman Chris Scott Cindy Seehausen Sashi Sekhar Micheal Serrano Holly Sherman Dave Shimala Mary Siavelis Jayne Sickles Anita Sidor Mary Smogolecki — 244 Freshmen — Shatz — Smogolecki Mike Smyth Cathy Somenzi Gary Sonner Dan Sorak Paul Stafford Nancy Stevens Debbie Strange Nicky Struss Kathy Sublett Laura Szakacs Dave Szala Ricky Szuch Gwen Tafel Deno Takles Tad Taylor Bob Terranova Amy Thomas John Tobin Alex Tosiou Matt Travis Joanne Trgovcich Dina Tsakopoulos Angelo Tsakopoulos Brad Tyrrell Dave Urbanski Suzette Vale Jennifer VanGundy Mike Vasquez Nick Vlasich Jeff Volk Mark Vranich Cindy Vrlik Deanne Wachel Paul Waisnora Ken Walczak Aleen Walker Kim Walker Andrew Walter John Wasilak Don Watson Micheal Watson Allison Wenner Dave White Jackie Wicinski Kim Wiley Todd Williams Susan Wilson Jeff Witham Kathy Wojcik Mike Wolfe Nancy Yang Bridget Yekel Brad Yonover Lorrie Zando Jeff Zawada Bob Zemaitis Linda Zondor — Freshmen 245 — Smyth — Zondor Ms. Linda Aubin: English 9, Drama Club sponsor, Play Director, Thespian sponsor; Mr. Thomas Bird: Physics, Advanced Phys- ics; Mrs. JoAnne Blackford: School Nurse; Mrs. Ruth Ann Brasaemle: Comp. II, Hu- manities, English 11R; Mrs. Stephanie Ca- sey: English 10 and 11R, Comp II. Mr. Phil Clark: World Literature, Modern Literature, Comp. 11 and 111; Mr. John Edington: Project Biology, Advanced Place- ment Biology, Biology; Mrs. Linda Elman: Spanish I, III, V, and VI; Mrs. Helen Eng- strom: Speech I, II, and III, Advanced English 11, Head Speech Coach, National Forensic League Sponsor; Mr. Don Fortner: Ac- counting I, II and III, Advanced Business, Senior Class Sponsor, Assistant Speech Coach. Mr. Dave Franklin: Biology, General Sci- ence, 8th grade football coach; Mrs. Pat Go- lubiewski: Developmental Reading, Speech I, English 11; Mrs. Marge Gonce: Audio Visual Director; Mr. Jeff Graves: Chemis- try, Advanced Chemistry, Bowling Club, Chess Club, Scuba Club; Mrs. Thelma Grif- fin, Office and Attendance Secretary. Mrs. Ann Guiden: Resource Center Secre- tary; Mr. Ross Haller: Government, Gov- ernment R, U.S. History; Mrs. Sue Har- voth: English 9R, English 11; Mrs. Nancy Hastings: Journalism I and II, Publications Director, Paragon, Crier, News Bureau, Quill and Scroll; Mr. Art Haverstock: Project Biology, Biology, Zoology, Outdoors Club. Mrs. DeEtta Hawkins: Basic Art, Art Pro- jects, Dimensional Design; Mr. Richard Holmberg: Music Appreciation, Music The- ory, Glee Club 9 and 10, Choir 10 and 11, Concert Choir, Musical Director, Ensemble Director; Mrs. Lit Horlick: Attendance and South Office Secretary; Mrs. Maria Hor- vath: Special Education; Mr. Richard Hunt: Technical Drafting 1 and 2, Introduction to Drafting, General Woods, General Metals, Assistant Football Coach, Head Girls Basket- ball coach. Mr. Jon Jepsen: Phys. Ed. Boys’ Varsity Swim Team Coach; Mrs. Barbara John- son: Busines s Math, Trigonometry, College Algebra; Mrs. Doris Johnson: Interperson- al Relations, Housing, English 10, Family Re- lations: Mrs. Cheryl Joseph: Librarian, Ju- nior Class Sponsor; Mr. Don Kernaghan: Economics, World History. — 246 Faculty — Aubin — Kernaghan At 2:40 Friday afternoon, the ring of the last hour bell blared through the room. All of the students in Mr. Yerkes’ English class joined him as they raced out the classroom eager for the weekend to begin. The end of the day put a smile on Mr. Yerkes’ face because he, like many other teachers, could now relax and enjoy a hobby or just lounge around. However, many of the teachers couldn’t relax because they spent their weekends working on a second job. Teaching wasn’t the only occupation of the faculty. For example, Mr. Paul Shreiner, soci- ology teacher, taught guitar lessons twice a week. He also remodeled and did construction work. “For male teachers whose wives do not have a job, it is essential for them to work second jobs, especially if they have families to support,” Mr. Shreiner stated. Along with taking up a second job to meet financial burdens, teachers also spent time on outside jobs because it was something they enjoyed. For instance, Mr. Steve Wroblewski, mathematics teacher, painted and wallpa- pered in his spare time and he also collected railroad models as a hobby. Mr. Wroblewski stated, “it might seem funny that I collect mod- els of trains, but I really enjoy it.” Continuing with a smile he added, “most students think I just party on weekends; but, like them I have other things to do.” Like students, many teachers enjoyed spending much of their evenings in front of the television set. Mr. Yerkes stated, “I always grade my papers in front of the television.” With a chuckle he added, “I’m the Master of TV.” Teachers were also involved in sports on their own time through church organizations and park departments. For instance, Mr. John Bobalik, history teacher, ran in many races and marathons. Mr. Bobalik placed sixth in a marathon held in Terre Haute in 1979. He also participated in a Chicago marathon in which he placed fourteenth. Mr. Bobalik said, “run- ning relaxes me and keeps me in shape.” He added, “it also influences my students.” Many teachers have school-aged children who require attention. Children may need help on homework or someone to confide in. They may need a ride to a girl scout meeting or even soccer practice. Mr. Hal Coppage, U.S. Histo- ry and Government teacher, said, “I enjoy just spending a few hours talking to my daughter to see how her day has gone.” At 8 a.m. Monday as the students filed into the classroom, Mr. Yerkes also joined in the rapid discussion of the weekends activities. He was trying to make the students aware that teachers are people too. Teachers are people, too Painting, playing, parenting, replace grading, writing up tests in spare time. AFTER VISITING WITH her dad, Advanced Biology DECKED OUT IN painting clothes Mr. Steve Wrob- teacher, Mr. Dave Franklin at school. Daddy ' s little girl, lewski. math teacher, spends his non-teaching hours paint- Katy Franklin is bundled up for the ride home. ing as a second job. — Faculty 247 — Sponsors, coaches provide team backbone From devoting after school hours to baking for bake sales, preparings for victories or just being a friend. “Mr. Pollingue, are you coming to my party Saturday night?” asked Sue Sophomore. This question may sound strange, but the friendship gained with students was just one of the advantages Mr. George Pollingue, Calcu- lus and Computer Math teacher, enjoyed as Sophomore Class Co-sponsor. Coaches often devoted a minimum of 12 to 20 hours per week to work with team mem- bers. They supervised workouts, planned strategies and coordinated practices. Senior Jeff Markowicz, Varsity Tennis player, stated, “Coach Musselman was a major reason why we got to Semi-State this year. He gave us confidence and moral support.” Sponsors frequently ended up donating time for anything from making Prom decorations to baking for a bake sale. Although these added hours detracted from the time teachers had to give to their class work, Composition I and English Literature teacher, Mrs. Mary Yorke, Assistant Speech Coach, said, “you can not allow this to happen if you want to teach effec- tively; 1 try to get very organized and use all of my available time.” Besides the responsibility of overseeing the students, sponsors and coaches handled all money transactions, and according to senior Nancy Maginot, Pride Committee vice presi- dent “a sponsor or coach is actually the back- bone of the team or organization. If he (sponsor or coach) is supportive towards the group, it tends to be more successful.” Business Department Chairman, Mr. Don- ald Fortner felt the advantages of sponsorship outweigh the disadvantages. “I’ve gotten to get to know both sides of my senior students. All the time and effort is worth it, just seeing their faces when we won float because we did it together.” Mr. Jack King: Health and Safety, Applied Health, Boys’ Asst. Varsity Basketball Coach; Ms. Paula Malinski: Girls’ Swim- ming Coach, Phys. Ed; Mrs. Ruth Marko- vich: Bookkeeper; Ms. Alyce Martt: French 1 and II; Mrs. Helga Meyer: German I, II, and III, IV. Mr. Chris Miller: World Geography, World History, 8th Grade Football Coach, 7th Grade Basketball Coach, Middle School Track Coach; Mr. Ed Musselman: Algebra I and II, Business Math, Tennis and Golf Coach; Mr. Mike Niksic: Head Baseball Coach, Phys. Ed. Assistant Girls Basketball Coach: Mr. George Pollingue: Computer Math, Calculus, Trigonometry, Advanced Computer Math, Sophomore Class Sponsor; Mrs. Pat Premetz: Algebra II, Business Math. Mr. Troy Rector: Introduction to Electron- ics, Electronics I, II, and III, Advanced Woods, Assistant Swimming Coach; Mr. Ed Robertson: English 9, Health and Safety, As- sistant Football Coach, J.V. Football Coach, J.V. Basketball Coach; Mrs. Mary Ann Ro- vai: North Office Secretary; Mr. David Rus- sell: Creative Writing, English 10, Advanced English 1 0, English 1 1 ; Mrs. Linda Scheffer: Clothing 1 and II, Child Development, Foods I and II. Mr. Robert Shinkan: Geometry, Advanced Geometry, Introduction to Algebra, Girls Track Coach, Mr. Jim Stone: Sociology, Typing 1, General Business, Consumer Ed; Mrs. Ruth Stout: Art History, Drawing and Painting I and II, Print Making and Painting III Miss Joan Summers, Orchestra; Mrs. Audrey Swales: Freshman Class Sponsor, Introduction to Algebra, Algebra I. — 248 Faculty — King — Swales JUNIOR JOHN HOLZHALL and senior Margaret Beh- rens watch and listen intently as Ms. Linda Aubin, techni- cal director, demonstrates pushing sets for the musical, Fiddler on the Roof. LONG NIGHTS OF work take their toll as English teach- er, Mr. Jack Yerkes, Sophomore Class Co-Sponsor, ex- plains the head of sophomore float to Mike Meyer, sopho- more. Mr. James Thomas: Chemistry, Physics; Miss Carmi Thorton: Girls’ Athletic Direc- tor; Mrs. Charlene Tsoutsouris: Spanish I; Mr. Don Ullman: Project Biology, Biology; Mrs. Dorothy Vanzyl: Athletic Office Sec- retary. Mrs. Jody Weiss: English 11, Reading R, Comp III; Mrs. Marsha Weiss: Guidance Counselor, National Honor Society Sponsor, Career Counselor Coordinator; Miss An- nette Wisniewski: Guidance Counselor, Musical Business Manager Field Trip Club Sponsor, Vocational Testing; Mr. Tom Whi- tely: U.S. History, Advanced U.S. History, Social Science, Girls’ Golf Coach; Mr. Jack Yerkes: Advanced English 9, English 9 and 11, Sophomore Class Co-Sponsor. Mrs. Mary Yorke: Comp I, English Litera- ture Speech I, Assistant Speech Coach; Mrs. Violet Zudock: Guidance Secretary. —Faculty 249— Thomas — Zudock ADMINISTRATION (front row) Dr. Wallace Under- wood, Superintendent of Schools; Ms. Diane Lorenz, Di- rector of Food Services; Mr. Don Lambert, Athletic Direc- tor. (back row) Mr. Martin Keil, Director of Testing Psychology Services; Mr. Leonard Tavern, Assistant Su- perintendent of Business. ABOUND WITH CURIOUSITY. Mr. James Bawden, Guidance Department Chairman and Assistant Principal, watches intently as the cheerleaders sell football tickets. UPON SEEING THE needed construction worker, Assis- AFTER CHECKING OFF an upperclassman’s name, tant Principal Mr. John Tennant directs Principal Dr. Da- Mr. John Marshak, Assistant Principal, distributes a park- vid Dick to the electrician. in 9 3ticker ' ° ne of his man V duties Goals make the grade Administration takes on North Central Evaluation, new activities and classes with faculty involvement. Awareness, discipline, initiative and involve- ment . . . Vocabulary list 3 Right? Wrong! Actually these nouns define the goals that the administration set for themselves early in the fall. Principal Dr. David Dick stated, “we were really pushing to get the remainder of the con- struction finished, but also there were many other things we had scheduled.” Included in these projects was the North Central Accreditation Evaluation, which is a detailed evaluation of the high school system, completed every seven years. While the evalu- ation was originally scheduled for two years ago, construction and fire problems delayed the visitation. Prior to the arrival of the visitation team in November 1982, the faculty and administra- tion spent the year working on self-study re- ports. Committees we e formed to evaluate all areas of the curriculum as well as services, facilities, students and student activities, to name a few. The North Central study is important to the school and students, Mr. James Bawden, As- sistant Principal and Guidance Department Chairman, explained. “Many colleges require graduation from an accredited high school be- fore even considering students for admission to the university.” In addition to the evaluation, emphasis shift- ed away from the construction, as student and faculty involvement was highly accented. Dr. Dick said, “legally, I, as th e principal, can lay down the law but, I want the teachers and students to help make the decisions.” The involvement of students and teachers led to the addition of eight original classes and new activities. A Field Trip Club was started and, once again, all of the students joined to- gether for Intramurals. Moreover, with the help of the 11-member administration team and the 5-member School Board, Mr. Michael Livovich, West Lake Spe- cial Education Director, in his first full year, established himself with the school system. I was genuinely amazed at the amount of pride and individualism that the students and the teachers maintained in a renowned area, such as Munster. However, I did not feel the school system was fully aware of a Special Ed student or the program. The administration should have been more informative in making every- one more aware,” said Mr. Livovich. With the correct spelling, this list of goals might just “make the grade”. — 250 Administration — SHIVERING, PRINCIPAL DR. David Dick attempts to add a few words of spirit after announcing the rest of the activities for Homecoming day. MR. MICHAEL LIVOVICH. West Lake Special Educa- tion Director, organizes all classes and activities for the Special Education students. DR. WALLACE UNDERWOOD, Superintendent of Schools, supervises all school activities and correspon- dence between the School Board and the Administration. SCHOOL BOARD: (front row) Mrs. Nancy Smallman, Mr. William Rednour. (back row) Mr. Paul Lang, Mr. Rich- ard McClaughry. — Administration 251 — Community Giving accents involvement HOLIDAY SPIRITS ARE meant to be shared. Keeping with the mood of the season, senior Chris Koman spends some time with a youngster from Trade Winds Rehabilitation Center during their annual Christmas party. “It’s better to give than to receive.” While most students happily accepted the excitement of a victorious basketball game or the pride and convenience of a new athletic field, they also willingly gave of themselves when it came to community affairs. From a quick hamburger for the midnight munchies or a cold capsule for when the flu bug bites, the “Region”, as it was commonly known, provided a variety of everyday necessities. These same stores and restaurants also offered students jobs to earn extra money or to experience life in the working world. Yet money was not the only incentive that attracted working students, as many found training and satisfaction in volunteering at hospitals, church groups, and area youth athletic teams. Student Government members also added their services by chaperoning a Christmas party at Trade Winds Rehabilitation Center on holding an area blood drive. Extending their efforts and involving themselves in community affairs, students went above and beyond their call of duty and broke the common stereotype of the “lazy teenager.” — 252 Community Division — COMMUNITY AWARENESS IS just one aspect that helps boost team morale. Hoping to motivate a football player for the Highland game, sophomore Debbie O’Donnell quickly wraps an evergreen in toilet paper to avoid getting caught. AS THE COMMUNITY grew, its variety of business expanded also. Taking advantage of one of the numerous eating establishments, senior Mindy Brandt dines on a lunch of salad. IN THIS TIME of inflation, determining how to spend your money is an important decision. Pondering whether or not to venture inside, junior Chris Pardell examines an advertisement outside a River Oaks store. — Community Division 253 — Sizzler 428 Ridge Rd. Red Garter Shop Gary National Bank 9010 Indianapolis Blvd. 923-4441 901 MacArthur Blvd. 7976 Calumet Ave. 836-1600 836-5613 a. Between the hectic schedules of work and school, enjoying a good meal some- b. With an array of gifts, cards and knick c. For many students upcoming college times seems impossible. However, seniors knacks available at Red Garter Shop, it’s costs make a savings account essential. The Mindy Brandt and Beth Hasiak have found easy to find that perfect gift. Upon their helpful personnel and the latest in banking time to satisfy their insatiable salad crav- visit to the shop, Borgit Olds and Heidi May equipment available at Gary National Bank ings at Sizzler’s super salad bar. have made some inseparable fuzzy friends. make saving a pleasure. a. - b — . - r r — - IL 24-HOURS A DAY- 7 Days A Week ! There’s a convenient location near you: the GARY NATIONAL BANK MUNSTER OFFICE in the Calumet Shopping Center ( KY VMIOWl HANK BankMachine GARY NATIONAL BANK YOUR GOOD NEIGHBOR BANK Each Depositor insured to $100,000 by FDIC — 254 Advertisements — Casa Blanca Restaurant 4616 Indianapolis Blvd. East Chicago 397-4151 d. Ole! For the best in Mexican-American cuisine, there is no place like Casa Blanca Restaurant. The menu includes: Charcoal broiled steak, grilled chicken, and a wide variety of seafood, served with refreshing Mexican beers and wines. Mealtime enter- tainment includes the Mariachi Band and discotheque. — Advertisements 255 — 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. Lansing Floral Shop Greenhouse 3420 Ridge Rd. Lansing, IL Phone 474-1212 Mary Mayerak Steve Art’s T.V. Service Lansing Floral Shop Fairmeadows Pharmacy Munster Optical 8142 Calumet Ave. 836-1764 3420 Ridge Rd. 474-1212 800 MacArthur Blvd. 836-8700 7905 Calumet Ave. 836-1120 a. For fun-filled entertainment, there is no need to battle crowds and high costs with the best buys in home video, stereo and T.V. equipment available at Art’s T.V. Ser- vice. Seniors Andrea Kott and Mark Levine share a pleasant evening watching their fa- vorite movie on a newly purchased video cassette player. b. Having a hard time finding a gift? Fresh cut flowers, floral arrangements and plants available at Lansing Floral Shop add a spe- cial touch to birthdays, graduation or any occasion. c. In need of a pair of crutches? Got a runny nose, sore throat or bloodshot eyes? Offer- ing a complete line of supplies and helpful customer sevices, Fairmeadows Pharmacy is ready to meet all health needs. d. When a flattering style and a good count, Munster Optical is the place to b With such a variety of specs to choose fror senior Sonja Paragina can’t be hurried her decision. — 256 Advertisements — Pepsi 9300 Calumet Ave. 936-1800 e. It’s party time! Paragoners find that the windup of a successful deadline calls for a celebration; but, no party can be complete without their favorite drink, Pepsi. — Advertisements 257 — Dr. R.G. Halum 800 MacArthur Blvd 836-5865 a. “There must be a better way to get well!” thinks sophomore Pete Such as he pretends to be treated by his friends, soph- omores Ray Halum and Mike Miller. Al- though Pete appears a bit skeptical, he knows if he’s ever in real need, Dr. Halum is nearby to provide his usual helpful, friendly and personalized medical care. — 258 Advertisements — Double Exposure 435 Ridge Rd. 836-2385 b. Kodak, Canon, and Minolta. Double Ex- posure has them all, making it easy to choose the camera that best suits your needs. In search of new cameras, seniors Steve Koufos, Rob Kritzer, and Chuck Ma- linski, seek advice from one of Double Ex- posure’s helpful personnel. Munster Sausage Company 615 Ridge Rd. 836-9050 c. Already full of bologna, senior Jake Svadstrom anticipates his next bite. He’s enjoying just one of the many tastey meats and sausages available at Munster Sausage Company. Lums 7920 Calumet Ave. 836-5867 d. Trying to overcome their after school munchies, seniors Mara Candelaria and Margaret Behrens look for a tantalizing snack that will quiet their stomach growls until dinner. Breakfast, lunch or dinner, Lums Restaurant has the variety to satisfy everyone’s hunger cravings. — Advertisements 259 — w TEMPLE PHARMACY 7905 CALUMET AVENUE MUNSTER, INDIANA 46321 Donald E. Meyer, R.Ph., Manager Jack A. Klee, R.Ph., Asst. Mgr. Sharon Hartman, R.Ph. Marvin E. Sadewasser, R.Ph. William D. Ford, R.Ph. Professional Pharmacists . . . Serving Medicine thru Pharmacy Temple Pharmacy Charley Horse 7905 Calumet Ave. 836-6110 8317 Calumet Ave. 836-6100 a. Mom’s chicken soup not curing a cold? Try Temple Pharmacy! With convenient hours, home delivery and a drive up win- dow, they are ready to serve you. b. Cheerleading waitresses and sport memorabilia covering the walls are ali part of Charley Horse’s boisterous atmosphere Yet, seniors Debbie Kane and Dan Komas seem to find a certain coziness as they se lect a delicious meal from Charley Horse s unique menu. — 260 Advertisements — Bunny’s Beaute Salon Music Lab Koester Insurance Agency 9721 Franlin Pkwy. 924-5331 c. Tired of hopping from place to place for your beauty needs? Bunny’s is the one stop beauty salon, offering beauty care from hair cuts and manicures to a line of cosmet- ics. After a trim and a blow dry, senior Kim Lorenzen adds polish to her new look. 17805 Burnham Ave. 895-2218 d. Everyone steps to the beat of a different drummer, but drums alone don’t make up a band. With this in mind, Music Lab makes available a wide variety of high quality in- struments. After choosing from the hun- dreds of guitars available, senior Jay An- derson tries out a few tunes. 512 Ridge Rd. 836-8334 e. Standing proudly by Koester’s name, employees Bonnie Luberda, Barb Rich- walski, Clyde Brown, and Mary Rodovich realize the importance of good, reasonably priced insurance, combined with the friend- ly and personalized service that Koester Insurance agency gives. — Advertisements 261 — Crowel Agency 8244 Kennedy Ave. Highland, IN 923-2131 a. With graduation in their scope, senior Kim Olds, Tina Fackler, Jenny Bretz, Ton Guidotti, Tom Mihalareas and Chuck Moo ney know that the future may call la buying a new home or greater insurant needs and that Crowel’s dual services wil be there to help. — 262 Advertisements — Maria’s Hallmark 923 Ridge Rd. 836-5025 b. When you care enough to send the very best, let Maria’s Hallmark help express your feelings with cards and gifts for any occasion or mood. Owner Maria Gomez supplies service with a smile as she sur- prises a young customer with a piece of candy. Einhorn’s 6540 Indianapolis Blvd. 844-1185 c. Visit Einhorns and become the well- dressed woman. They have the latest fash- ions from casual clothing to formal wear to make you the talk of the town. Willman Standard 747 Ridge Rd. 836-9273 d. Need a tow? Running on empty? Loos- ing air? Whatever services your car needs, Willman Standard can get it tuned up and running smoothly again. Senior Mark Hol- lingsworth uses his mechanical skills to pre- pare the tow truck for its next run. — Advertisements 263 — a. Diamond Centers Established 1884 Diamonds — Fine Jewelry — Watches Woodmar Shopping Center Hammond, IN Southlake Mall Merrillville, IN Marquette Mall Michigan City, IN Glenbrook Mall Ft. Wayne, IN College Hills Mall Normal, IN Concord Mall Elkhart, IN Honey Creek Mall Terre Haute, IN Brickyard Mall Chicago, IL Chicago Ridge Mall Chicago Ridge, IL Armstrong Diamond Center Woodmar Shopping Center Hammond, In. 844-3513 a. Diamonds are a girl’s best friend and you can be too if you shop at the fine Armstrong Diamond Center near you. They have ele- gant jewelry and watches sure to please your special someone. Nagdeman’s 9143 Indianapolis Blvd. Highland, In. 838-4335 b. When that old pair of Levis heaped in the corner just won’t do for that big date or dance, Nagdeman’s has you covered. Ju- niors Melanie Santare and Joi Wilson take the woman’s lib movement to the extreme by trying on clothes from the opulent men’s department. Carpetland 8201 Calumet Ave. 836-5555 c. If she’s searching for magic carpeting sophomore Rosie Mason is definitely in the right place. Carpetland’s infinite supply of colors and styles can give any room that mystical appearance. — 264 Advertisements— Dedication d. An award winning yearbook is the end result of long hours of hard work and dedi- cation. Mr. and Mrs. Joel C. Levy wish to thank the 1982 Paragon staff for all their efforts. Working to meet one of the many deadlines are senior editors Julie Levy, Lin- da Colgrove, Lisa Goldberg and Michelle Bados. — Advertisements 265 — ROOT Photographers • 1131 W. Sheridan • Chicago a. Yearbooks help us to hold onto fond memories. But what would a yearbook be without pictures? Root Photographers pro- fessional service helps to capture those un- forgettable high school days at MHS. Alum- ni Sophia Domianos adds another memory to her friend’s book at the yearbook pick- up. 66201 Grass Lands Lane 1133 Byron Drive 5545 Dollar Hide No, Drive Goshen, IN 46526 South Bend, IN 46614 Indianapolis, IN 46241 Official Photographers for Munster High School — 266 Advertisements — f Milikan’s Sport Shop Wards Door Store 8202 Calumet Ave. 8005 Calumet Ave. 836-7955 836-5950 235 Ridge Rd. 836-8202 c. Rah! Rah! Go Mustangs! Go fishing, or d. It is just one of those days. Your cat hunting, or golfing, or cheering. Milikan ' s chewed up your glasses, your car’s muffler b. Be ready when opportunity knocks at Sport Shop covers you from head to toe for fell off, your hairdo is a mess, and you for- your door with a fine door from the Door any sport. Seniors John George and Paul got to buy Aunt Fanny’s birthday present Store. Senior Helene Pappas invites senior Banas discover that they can find sporting But don t give up hope? Advance toward Linda Colgrove in to check out the tremen- gear and fashions to outfit an entire team your nearby Montgomery Ward where dous selection of doors. with style. you’ll find everything you need. b. The complete store for all your shopping needs • Automotive Center • Beauty Shop • Insurance Booth • Interior Decorator • Optical Service • Catalog Department • Installation available for fencing and home improvement needs CALUMET SHOPPING CENTER 8005 Calumet Ave Munster IN 46321 219-836-5950 d. — Advertisements 267 — IlislilaiHl Department Mere Misses and Junior ready to wear, Sportswear intimate apparrel. Gentlemen ' s fashions. Children ' s dress and playwear, and fashionable footwear for everyone Downtown Highland 838-1147 At H.D.S. quality is alway in style, Good taste always in fashion. Mercantile National Enchanted Florist Highland Department Bank Store 919 Sheffield Ave. 915 Ridge Rd. Dyer, In. 2821 Highway Ave. 936-6004 322-4345 Highland, In. 838-1147 a. No hold-ups at Mercantile National Bank b. There are few things that can compare with a drive-up window and plenty of clerks to the beauty of a rose or the message it c. Go with the flow of the changing seasons giving quick efficient service. Knowing conveys. The message seems to be coming Keep your wardrobe updated with fine graduation and college costs are just across loud and clear to junior Kim Hittle as quality clothing from the Highland Depart- around the corner, seniors Kim Croach and senior Dave Coltun presents her with a bou- ment store. Karen Atlas add to their savings accounts. quet from Enchanted Florist. — 268 Advertisements — — Advertisements 269 — Phaze 1 Hair Designers 2449 45th Ave. Highland, In. 924-7210 d. If your face is fabulous, your figure is fantastic, but your hair is an outdated flop, Phaze l’s highly trained staff can supply that modern look your coif deserves. John Hodson Suite 1650 G 45th Ave. 924-3555 e. Make new friends and keep the old. One is silver and the other is gold. While buying a collector’s coin at John Hodson’s Coin Shop, senior Rose Echterling discovers that along with friendly service, she has a huge selection of gold and silver coins and chains to choose from. Highland Lumber and Supply Co. 2930 Ridge Rd. Highland, In. 838- 1400 a. Expansive supplies of flooring, insula- tion, siding, hardware and fencing make home improvements a painless task at Highland Lumber and Supply Co. Roth, Yonover Pinkerton 9008 Indianapolis Blvd. Highland, In. 972-3260 b. When life’s legal difficulties knock you down Roth, Yonover and Pinkerton’s ex- pert law services can help you get back on your feet again. Senior Scott Yonover and freshman Brad look over some of dad’s law books. Munster Oral Surgery Rod Swantko D.D.S. 9250 Columbia Ave. 836-4280 c. Sometimes finding a good oral surgeon can be as hard as pulling teeth. But, Mun- ster Oral Surgery has solved this problem with the professional and personalized ser- vice of Dr. Rod Swantko. Future oral sur- geon senior Michelle Biesen practices her bedside-manner on senior Cheryl Yuraitis. — 270 Advertisements — Burgers d. Super buys on a variety of high quality produce, baked goods and meats are what Burgers Supermarkets are all about. Sen- ior Kevin Smith, employee, advises senior Karen Atlas as she chooses some fresh baked goods from the bakery department. Munster Munster Ridge Road 1830 and State Line 45th Ave. Hammond Dyer 165th and 1218 Columbia Sheffield Academic Counseling Service, Inc. 9250 Columbia Ave. 8361172 a. Thoughts of college entrance exams can really give a high-school-student the shakes! Let Academic Counseling Ser- vices, Inc. alleviate your fears through pre- paratory classes and guidance. Senior Scott Yonover takes advantage of Mrs. Sue Ferguson’s advice on college curriculum. Ribordy Drugs b. Drugstore shopping can really be a ho- hum experience. Encounter Ribordy Drugs and put some excitement into your shop- ping. Not only do they serve all of your pharmaceutical needs, but they also have sensational buys on cosmetics, household supplies, appliances and more. American Savings and Loan c. Do you have more money than you know what to do with? Senior Rebecca Labowitz lets American Savings and Loan help her put her money to work by earning extra interest. 1820 45th Ave. 924-4366 8230 Hohman Ave. 836-5870 — 272 Advertisements — Good Luck to the 1982 Graduates From Harriet Gershman and Beth Poliak of Academic Counseling Service, Inc. Educational Center 9250 Columbia Avenue Munster, Indiana 46321 College and Private School Placement Tutoring, SAT Preparation, School Motivation (312)895-8180 (219)836-1172 Membership: IECA-APGA 1820 45th Avenue Munster National ciiolawhiji ocatoxs. P.O. BOX 41 14 • HAMMOND, INDIANA 46324 PHONE: (219) 844-7647 Olympic Raquetball Club 9245 Calumet Ave. 836-2000 d. Have you been avoiding the scale? Does the mirror frighten you? Olympic Raquet- ball Club can help make the mirror your kiend again with their weightrooms, sauna, whirpool, raquetball courts and dance aer- obic lessons. Senior Mike Anasewicz keeps in shape while playing a game of raquet- ball. National Scholarship Locators P.O. Box 4114 Hammond, Indiana e. With President Reagan’s recent budget cuts, money is getting harder to come by, especially for college bound students. Na- tional Scholarship Locators can give a guaranteed way to locate up to 25 col- lege money sources that you are qualified for through their computer-assisted finan- cial aid finders program. Michael J. Kelchak, D.D.S. 1650 45th Ave. 924-8484 f. It’s a water-pik showdown! Senior Mi- chelle Kelchak and her brother Jay prac- tice a bit of dental hygiene on each other at their father’s office. Dr. Kelchack provides top quality dental care for all his patients. — Advertisements 273 — ii: v Plesha Realty 1011 Fran-lin Pkwy. 923-7741 a. Fed up with cold, snowy winters, junior Jeff Plesha and his brother Rich dream of moving to a warmer climate. Needing a quick sell, they turn to the reliable, quick service found at Plesha Realtors. — 274 Advertisements — Miner-Dunn Restaurant 8940 Indianapolis Blvd. 923-3311 b. People on the go often find dinner means 3 paper bag and a cold, puny burger. If you’d rather have a burger served hot and juicy in a congenial atmosphere, like senior Anita Opperman, stop by Miner-Dunn and experience a real change of pace from the regular fast food restaurant. L M Jewelers 3644 Ridge Road Lansing, Illinois 474-9235 c. You can believe it. Fine jewelry and watches can be affordable and pleasantly purchased at L M Jewelers. Their ser- vice keeps customers coming back. Fanning Howey Associates, Inc. 600 E. Ninth St. P.O. Box 584 Michigan City, Indiana 872-0635 d. For the past three years, Munster High School has been undergoing a metamor- phosis and Fanning Howey Associates, Inc. have been there providing their out- standing skills to help make it all an archi- tectural success. — Advertisements 275 — £. Oft eweieu THE LANSING MUNSTER JEWELER A. Kontos ( 312 ) 474-9735 3644 Ridge Rd. Lansing, Illinois National Bank of East Chicago , Indiana East Chicago Office 720 W. Chicago Av» . Indiana Harbor Office 3701 Main Street Riley Plaza Office 4745 Indianapolis Blvd Fast Chicago. Indiana Merrillville Office 3700 F l.incoln Highuav iRt 30) Member Federal Reserve System, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation First National Bank of East Chicago, Indiana They have surrounded you! With six conve- nient locations and efficient service since 1909, there are no excuses for not banking at First National Bank of East Chicago. Senior Leslie Doyle, with the help of Mr. Frank Rapin and alumni Derek Duhon, opens a new account. — 276 Advertisements — Tides Interiors 901 Ridge Rd. 836-1530 b. No one finds a purple throw rug, a green patched sofa and an orange and blue arm chair an attractive room setting. Get to Tilles and get some class into your interior decoration. Seniors Bob Rigg and Zlatan Stepanovich stand by Tilles name, a name that stands for high quality furniture and interior design professionals. Lorenzo’s Italian Villa 8124 Calumet Ave. 836-5111 c. Take a bite into some pizza with pizzazz! Lorenzo’s can suit your taste whether you’re in the mood for pan pizza, thin crust pizza or any italian dish. Fitt’s Fine Footwear 3307 Ridge Rd. Lansing, 111. 474-4640 d. If the shoe fits, it must be from Fitt’s Fine Footwear. Although freshman Jim Fitt is having a bit of trouble getting into this shoe, senior Kathy will have no problem helping him to choose the right size and style from Fitt’s practically limitless selection. Zandstra’s Store For Men 2629 Highway Ave. Highland, In. 923-3545 e. Look out J.R., senior John Bell is back in town and dressed to kill. Thanks to Zands- ra’s, John can find all the latest looks in men’s wear for any occasion. — Advertisements 277 — Woodline Lumber 100 W. P.O. Box 576 East Chicago 397-9100 a. They’re coming out of the woodwork to get products at Woodline Lumber. Senior He- lenka Zeman and freshman Kelly Comstock are overwhelmed by the selection of lumber and other fine products found at Woodline Lumber. — 278 Advertisements — Don Powers Agency 911 Ridge Rd. 836-8900 b. Life is filled with obstacles. Take precau- tions and insure your future with Don Powers Agency’s insurance policies. Senior Michelle Kornelik makes sure the files are in order, keeping Don Powers’ services efficient and reliable. VuMor Television 1848 45th Ave. 844-1123 c. “You ought to be in pictures.” Freshman Shelly Jewett gets a chance to see what it is like at VuMor where she is projected on the super five-foot TV screen, one of the many electronic novelties available. Pleasant View Dairy 2625 Highway Ave. Highland 838-0155 d. Moo! Move over cola, to a drink that can really replenish your energy — wholesome and creamy Pleasant View Milk. After a long day of school and swim practice, senior Dean- na Komyatte receives a glass of milk from her sister Chrissy to help her get through a long night of homework. a. c. Dr. Thomas Kroczek D.D.S. Schoop’s Hamburgers A.C. Brown Electric, Inc. 3741 45th St. 215 Ridge Rd. 615 Burnham Ave. Highland 836-6233 Calumet City 924-4031 933-7095 b. Good to the last bite. When hunger a. Transform a mere grin into a dazzling strikes, Schoop’s is there with out of this c. Get out of the dark and get to A smile with the professional orthodonic world hamburgers, thick creamy shakes Brown Electric! Sophomore Jim skills of Dr. Thomas Kroczek. Junior Su- or ever plump beefy hot dogs like seniors freshman John Hayden add a little bright zanne Lasky shows the doctor some win- Julee Ryan and Laurelyn Rednour are ness to the day. The boys know that A.C. ning results. enjoying . . . have enjoyed. Brown has all the electrical supplies to light up their darkest days and nights — 280 Advertisements — Colors n’ Colorings 15 Ridge Rd. 836-8337 d. No more mister nice guy! After looking at chipping paint and peeling wallpaper for months, little Donny Livingston re- fuses to put up with it any longer. He has arrived at Colors n’ Coverings where he can find everything he needs to create a room of his dreams. A.P. Davis Sport, Inc. 4582 Indianapolis Blvd. East Chicago 397-0274 e. There’s no way to strike out at A.P. Davis Sports. Their wall-to-wall selections of top athletic equipment can help you be on the winning team for whatever sport you’re in. Senior Stan Skawinski gives his new bat a practice swing. Calumet Auto Wrecking Inc. 2015 Summer St. Hammond 844-6600 f. Everything from boom to zoom! With over 50 years of service and the largest select ion of used auto and truck parts in the Midwest, Calumet Auto Wrecking won’t let you down. — Advertisements 281 — caLUIIIet |Ruto E[K|N£i!!$ i Marcus Auto Lease 8840 Indianapolis Blvd. Highland Goldberg Engineering and Construction, Inc. 1834 Azalea Dr. 838-3017 Elite Remodeling and Construction Co. 8318 Harrison Ave. 924-7201 838-0200 a. Renting a car at Marcus is always a pleasure. You can be assured of a smooth running, dependable car and amiable ser- vice. MARCUS CAR TRUCK RENT or LEASE •• •••• •• • • • ••• • • • : s I 1 1 " I- ! : S 1 1 1 r l H I b. Beautiful buildings aren’t just born; they have to be created. Goldberg Engi- neering has the skills to design the build- ing of your dreams. Senior Lisa and fresh- man Steve Goldberg check over some of dad’s work. c. Whether remodeling an entire house or just a room, Elite Remodeling can get the ' ■ job done right. Juniors Helene Goldsmith, Ela Aktay, Suzanne Lasky, and freshman Shelly Jewett try a little of their own building, pyramid-style. — 282 Advertisements — Viking Engineering Company, Inc. 2300 Michigan Ave. Hammond 844- 1123 d. Well-built, sturdy machines are what Viking Engineering is all about. Providing the train engines for Illinois Central Gulf is just one of their many credits. Juniors Dan Stevenson and Joe Teller know Vi- king is a name that won’t let them down. Rico’s Pizza 3651 Ridge Rd. Lansing, 111. 895-2630 e. Bubbling hot cheese, zesty tomato sauce, and delectable crust are only the beginnings of a great pizza at Rico’s. Ju- niors Chris Derrico and Chrisanne Man- nion show off a delicious finished product. Dunkin’ Donuts 7340 Indianapolis Blvd. Hammond 844-9655 a. It’s worth the trip as senior John Cera- jewski finds out when he gets a mouthful of fresh baked goodness from his sopho- more sister Kathy. No boxed or frozen donut can compare to the flavor of a Dun- kin’ Donut! VanSenus Auto Parts 6920 Kennedy Ave. Hammond 844-2900 2930 Highway Ave. Highland 838-0900 Get your car reved up and ready tv go with top quality auto parts from V ■ Senus where you can also find Indiana s largest supply of speed and custom equipment. Junior Pat Sannito and soph- omore Jim Van Senus display VanSenus finest. — 284 Advertisements — Lake Professional Pharmacy Robert Zurad CPA Maginot Printing Co. 13163 Morse St. Cedar Lake 374-5432 c. It takes the right chemistry to make a ;reat pharmacy and Lake Professional Pharmacy has all the elements, including . lop quality medicines and expert advice. Possibly following in dad’s footsteps, sophomore Mike Stodola experiments Mth some tools of the trade. 1652 Ridge Rd. 972-0055 d. With today’s prices no one can afford a miscalculation. Let Mr. Zurad help you get your figures right. Senior Renee and junior Reggie Zurad give dad a hand dur- ing a busy day. 7324 Indianapolis Blvd. Hammond 845-5556 e. Take a closer look at your printed ma- terials. No printing company around can measure up to Maginot Printing’s quick, efficient and accurate services. Seniors Jane Rovai, Chris Roman and Nancy Ma- ginot double check the offset negative be- fore the printing plate can be made. — Advertisements 285 — McShane’s 1844 45th St. 924- 1400 a. If that jumbled pile of papers on a card table is what you call a desk, you’re in des- perate need of McShane’s. McShane’s has everything you need to get your business organized from paper clips to contempo- rary office furniture. Pfister’s Stylists Toupees 4767 Cleveland Ave. Merrillville 980-3555 b. Get a head with great looking hair at Pfister’s. Freshman Kurt, sophomore Ka- ren and junior Kathy Pfister rely on Pfis- ter’s trained stylists to help them achieve that “winning look.” Ted Miller’s Service Station 8317 Kennedy Ave. Highland 838-5788 c. Whether it’s the heat of summer or the blizzards of winter, Ted Miller is the num- ber to call for complete automotive ser- vices. Seniors Jeanne Jaceczko, Wendy Sil- verman, Janet Gauthier, Chris Snyder and Brenda Miller know that Ted Miller is a name they can trust. b. McShane’s E VER YTHING FOR EVER Y OFFICE. . . SINCE 1921 OFFICE FURNITURE FILING SUPPLIES 4 EQUIP. IIUI m DRAFTING SUPPLIES A OFFICE DESIGN 1844 45th St., Munster, IN 46321 Phone (219)924-1400 June Condominiums 1228-30 Camelia Ave. Michelle Condominiums 1405 Brookside Dr. 838-8226 d. You’ve lived without luxury too long! Move up to the comfort and class of condo- minium life. Sisters senior Candis, junior Sue and freshman Kathy Wojcik display one of Munster’s finest condos. n TO B5 n ij m — Advertisements 287 — Joe Hirsch Burns-Kish Funeral Homes Automotive Parts Service 8256 Hohman Ave. 836-8888 8415 Calumet Ave. 836-5000 8500 East Rt. 6 Hobart (312) 882-3322 a. Keep up with the styles of today at Joe Hirsch where high quality and high fashion abound. Senior Kim Olds keeps up the “to- day’s woman” attitude as she helps senior Charles Mooney try on his newly purchased jacket. b. Even the life of a mighty evergreen will come to an inevitable close. In your times of sorrow, go to the place that cares . . . Burns-Kish Funeral Homes. They provide dedicated service to all faiths. c. It takes more than a great body to make a great car. For expert advice and a com plete line of auto parts turn to AP S. Sen ior Dan Bard and freshman Tammy Bard make sure the shelves are well-stocked. — 288 Advertisements — Hyre Electric 2655 Garfield Ave. Highland 923-6100 d. Finding it difficult to get lit up? Faulty wiring could be the problem. Senior Karen Corsiglia and Tom Gozdecki both agree that Hyre’s tremendous selection of indus- trial, commercial and institutional supplies can remedy any electrical dilemma. —Advertisements 289 — Singleton, Levy, Crist Johnson Schuyler Square 9013 Indianapolis Blvd. Highland 972-2660 Best Wishes to the Graduating Class of ’82, including seniors Julie Levy and Chris Ko- man. Palmer C. Singleton, Jr. Joel C. Levy Steven R. Cristy Richard W. Johnson Glenn R. Patterson Judith A. Levy Terence M. Austgen Gregory R. Lyman Margaret A. Williford — 290 Advertisements — WJOB Local Radio 1230 Citizens Federal Savings and Loan Association 6405 Olcott Ave. Hammond 844-1213 b. WJOB is the “brite spot” on your radio dial. Hourly news and weather reports, ab- sorbing talk shows and the best of today’s music make WJOB the station to listen to. Seniors Sharon Grambo, Suzanne ElNag- gar and freshman Mona ElNaggar try out the role of disc jockey for the day. 5311 Hohman Ave. Hammond, Ind. 46325 933-0432 155 N. Main St. Crown Point, Ind. 46307 663-4758 1720— 45th St. Munster, Ind. 46321 924-1720 U.S. 30 Thornapple Way Valparaiso, Ind. 46383 465-1602 b. c. For the best in financial services, visit the Munster Office of Citizens Federal and se- lect an account that best services your fi- nancial needs. Checking Accounts with In- terest, Passbook Accounts and Certificates of Deposit are only a few of the many ser- vices available. Citizens Federal is a mem- ber of the F.S.L.I.C. w a _ CITIZENS FEDERAL SAVINGS — Advertisements 291 — Consumer Roofing Company, Inc. 6701 Osborn Ave. Hammond 844-9181 a. Don’t slide off your shingles! Let the professionals at Consumer Roofing handle it. With over 95 years of dedicated service, the Gluth brothers Russ, Eric, Randy and Ricky and senior Rob Kritzer are all con- vinced that when it comes to roofing. Con- sumer can’t be beat! — 292 Advertisements — 3 - • . . Leary’s Linoleum Carpet Co. 7220 Calumet Ave. Hammond 932-2384 b. “Wow! Every color of the rainbow la available at Leary’s!” Little Jacyln Talos is astounded by the wide variety of carpeting found at her grandparent’s store. Put your feet on top of some excitement with a little help from Leary’s Linoleum Carpet Co. Irv Lang Insurance Agency, Inc. 2449 45th St. Highland 924-7600 c. Being able to depend on your insurance agency is almost as important as being able to depend on a good friend. In times of financial distress, seniors Helene Pappas and Jake Svardstrom turn to Irv Lang be- cause “like a good neighbor,” their State Farm representative is there to help out. — Advertisements 293 — Meyer Brothers Lawncare Landscaping 1529 MacArthur Blvd. 838-3565 b. Summer sun was made for fun. Put away your broken down lawnmower, pull out your lawn chair and let Meyer Brothers do the work. Alumni Mark and Jeff Meyer stand ready to give your yard the kind of grooming it deserves with their professional landscaping ser- vices. Price Realtors 9352 Calumet Ave. 836-1030 a. Whether the ‘for sale’ sign is in front of a modern family home or a humble treehouse, the price is right. Sopho- more Tim Agerter, freshman Don Wat- son and senior Anne Mulligan know that Price Realtors have the skill and experience to match the perfect buyer with the perfect seller, helping to land the perfect deal every time. PATRONS Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Bados Mr. and Mrs. Thomas N. Boege The Carbonare Family Chuck and Alice Chelich David R. Croner Drs. Albert and Gloria Galante Mr. and Mrs. William C. Gerlach Mr. and Mrs. Donald L. Harle Mr. and Mrs. Louis Harding The Keith Huard Family Jim and Arlene Render Dennis and Judy King M.A. Kmak Mr. and Mrs. Joseph S. Koman Dr. and Mrs. Alexander Kott Mr. and Mrs. Barnett Labowitz Mr. and Mrs. Joe Mazanek Mr. and Mrs. Richard McClaughry Mr. and Mrs. Tom McMahan John H. McTaggart Mr. and Mrs. Peter Metz Mr. and Mrs. Mustafa Mohiuddin Mr. and Mrs. James R. Mulligan Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Newell Mr. and Mrs. Albert Nowak Dr. and Mrs. S. Oberlander Mr. and Mrs. C.J. Pappas Mr. and Mrs. Norb Pasko Mr. and Mrs. Richard Plesha Mr. and Mrs. Paul Pokrifcak Mr. and Mrs. O.B. Ramirez and Family Rep. and Mrs. J.J. Reppa Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Rovai Mr. and Mrs. Franklin D. Rueth Mr. and Mrs. Michael F. Ryan Mr. and Mrs. Coleman Sills Mr. and Mrs. Roger Slosser Mr. and Mrs. Russell Snyder Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Speranza Dr. and Mrs. Walter Urbanski George and Judy Vidovich Mr. and Mrs. Joel Yonover Rt ALTORS 836 1030 — .. ' 94 Advertisements — Kiawanis of Munster c. A school of academic greatness can- not survive without the support of indi- viduals and groups. Kiwanis Club sup- ports Munster High School’s spirit of achievement through their many fund raising projects. Sophomores Lisa Trilli and Maureen Morgan enhance their knowledge of science while working with donated lab equipment. — Advertisements 295 — Index from Abbot to Zygmunt A Abbott. Natalie 178. 216 A.C. Brown Electric. Inc. 280 A.F. Davis Sport. Inc. 281 Abrahamson, Glen 156. 226 Abrinko, James 187, 216 Academic Counseling 272 Academics 34. 35. 36. 47. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45 Acheson. William 114. 236 Acosta. Luis 67. 138. 139. 196. 198, 199 Adams. Douglas 118. 226 Adams. Joseph 236 Adams. Wendee 236 Adich. David 11. 139. 226 Administration 250, 251 Agerter, Tim 84. 126. 156. 216. 294 Aktay. Ela 3. 40. 155. 171. 191. 213. 216 Alexiou, Spero 216 Allen. Mark 131. 216 Almase. Mark 91, 236 Alonzo. Bob Alonzo. Eric American Field Service Club 172, 173 American Savings and Loan 272 Anasewicz, Mike 150. 187. 196, 273 Andello, Angie 159. 216 Andello, Tony 236 Anderson. Scott 196, 261 Andreakis, Dean 226 Appelsies, Rick 216 Appelsies, Robert 53, 236, 239 Arcella, Tiffany 236 Arent, Annette 226 Argoudelis, Jim 39, 216 Armstrongs Diamond Centers 264 Arnold. Steve 112, 114. 216. 220 Artim. Mike 236 Art ' s T.V. Service 256 Athletics Division 82. 83 Atlas. Karen 196, 215, 271 Atwood, Todd 114, 156, 216 Aubin. Ms. Linda 73. 74. 178, 179, 246, 249 Automotive Parts and Services 288 Austgen. Jane 216 B Babjak, Debbie 226 Bachan. Lisa 226 Bachan. Nick 175, 188, 216 Bacino, Phil 226 Backe. Linda 104, 105, 108, 111. 157. 216 Bados. Melissa 43. 129, 172. 236 Bados. Michelle 157. 159. 163. 168. 196. 257. 265 Baffa. Janls 236 Bagherpour. Kai 226 Bagherpour, Sheerin 226 Baker. Jeanne 167, 196. 204 Baker. Lisa 226 Baker. Michael 226 Bame. Jo Anne 35. 171, 178. 236. 240. 241 Bame. Terri 157, 170, 181, 196, 241 Banas. Paul 118. 119. 143. 156, 181. 267 Band 182. 183 Banks, Brain 226 Barber. Michelle Boys ' Basketball 116. 117. 118. 119 Boys ' Cross Country 92. 93 Boys ' Golf 136. 137 Boys’ State 198, 199 Boys’ Swimming 112, 113, 114. 115 Boys ' Tennis 90. 91 Boys ' Track 130, 131 Bracich, Wally 237 Brackett. Sheila 237 Bradford. William 113, 114. 115, 217 Braman, Larry 17, 69. 114, 156, 193, 215. 217 Branco. Becky 217 Branco, Chris 237 Brandt. Marilynda 38. 197. 253. 254 Brasaemle, Mrs. Ruth Ann 42, 246 Brauer. Laura 131, 157. 166, 217, 257 Brauer, Martin 237, 242 Braun. Bruce Braun. Jane 167. 172, 217 Braun. Mrs. Phyllis 190 Brazel. Cheryl 3. 17. 81. 157. 181, 197, 210 Brazel. Gregg 51. 237 Brennan. Erin 30. 226 Brennan. Tracy 190, 226 Bretz. Jennifer 58. 191. 197. 262 Bretz. Melissa 133. 237 Broderson, Ann 7. 134. 181. 217 Brown. Dan 197 Brown. Karla 226 Brown. Michele 237 Brozovlc. John 217, 237 —296 Index— Brozovic, Sue Brumm, Jaclyn 111, 226 Bryant. Randy 143. 237 Bubala. Angela 175. 226 Bard. Dan 2. 17. 5. 196. 203. 288 Bard, Tammy 54. 236, 288 Barlow. William 226 Baron, Jennifer 3, 10. 155, 171. 186, 187, 196 Barrera, Deena 236 Barth. Michael 196 Bartoshuk. Barbara 173. 216 Baseball 140, 141, 142, 143 Basich. Jim 226 Basich, Steve 216 Battista, Todd 118, 236 Bawder. Mr James 32, 204, 220, 250 Beach, Leslie 216 Beach. Tom 114, 226 Beatty. Eric Beck, Jamie 123, 237 Beck. Jenny 103, 122, 123, 196 Beckman. Carol 133, 237 Before the game 34. 85 Behrens. John 216 Behrens. Margaret 155, 167, 181, 196, 197, 249. 259 Belford. David 196 Belford. Linda 123, 226 Belinsky, Joe 216 Bell. John 196, 277 Bellar, Bob Bello, Lisa 237 Bennett. Laura Beno, Leanne 189. 216 Benoit. Tad 136, 237 Bereolos. Peter 188, 226, 302 Between bells 24, 25 Bianchi, Renee 216 Biedron. Tom 87. 131, 146, 156, 197 Biesbor, Donna Blesen, Don 226 Biesen. Michelle 187, 197, 207. 270 Billings. Kirk 32, 93. 131, 156, 216 Bird, Mr. Thomas 246 Bischoff, Jennifer 237 Bittner. Kris 216 Black, Marc 226 Blackford. Randy 131, 175. 237 Blackford. Mrs. Joanne 246 Blaesing, Barbara 237 Blanchard. Patricia 188, 216 Blazek. Dawn 186, 187. 216 Blazek, Katrina 10. 187, 216 Blazek. Raymond 16. 146. 163, 197 Bobalik, Mr. John 92. 93. 247 Bocard, Tim 187, 197 Boda, Karen 197 Boege, Paul 55, 197 Bogucki. Tom 226 Bogumil, Traci 217 Bohling, Brian 226 Bomberger, Kristen 178, 182, 183, 217 Bopp, Cherryl 175. 177. 194. 197 Borto, Diane 226 Bosnich. Mike 139, 217 Bossi, Frank Bowen, Esther 237 Bowen. Jerry 197 Bowling Club 188, 189 Boyd. Laura 216 Boyd. Mark 191. 197 Boyd. Vince 226 Boyle. Kira 101, 237 Bubala. Michael 175, 197 Buchanan. Rich 114, 237 Bukowski. Mike 99, 197 Bunnie’s Beauty Salon 261 Burbich, Tracy 217 Burchett. Brenda 41. 226 Burgers 271 Burns, Patricia 198 Burn-Kish Funeral Home 288 Burson, Ruth 34. 226 c Cala, Amy 163, 177. 217 Callahan. Kenneth 114 Calligan. Thomas 50, 116, 118, 119 Calumet Auto Wrecking 281 Calvert, Donald 198 Camino. Christopher 118, 237 Cammarata, Caryn 49. 163, 198 Campo. Michael Canady. Kevin P. 54. 57, 217 Canady. Tim 237 Candelaria. Christian 226 Candelaria. Mara 55, 105, 107, 198 Canlga. Jill 237 Carbonare. David 237 Carbonare. Louie 143, 187. 198 Cardoso. Octavio 47, 91. 172. 190. 198 Carlson, Bob Carlson. Mary Jo 217 Carlson, Stacy 237 Carlson. Sue 237 Carnahan. Monica 163. 226. 228 Carpetland 264 Carras. Athene Carras. Elias 187. 198 Carroll, Mark 226 Carter, Andrew Carter. David 237 Carter. Eric 198 Casa Blanca Restaurant 255 Case. Theresa 72. 25. 157. 171. 178, 218 Casey. Mike 114. 168. 191, 136. 226. 257 Casey, Mrs. Stephanie 246 Cashman, Amy 177. 237 Cassity, Marilyn 218 Cerajewski, David 85. 143, 237 Cerajewski, John 96. 97. 99. 126. 142. 143. 198. 284 Cerajewski. Kathy 109, 111. 226, 284 Cerne. Renae 226 Chambers. April 42. 218, 304 Chapin. Kelly 101, 157, 196 Chapin. Scott 198 Chapin. Tracy 187. 218 Charley Horse 260 Chastain. Cheryl 237 Chastain. Lynette 187. 218 Check, Terri 175, 226, 232, 233 Checroun, Lena 178, 218 Checroun. Tony 226 Cheerleaders 160, 161 Chelich. Mike 11. 114. 156. 198, 302 Chemerinsky. Mindy 218 Chen, Enn 226 Chess Club 188, 189 Chi 62. 63 Chiaro. Jackie 45, 198 Chiaro. Sherry 237 Chip. Jeff 226 Chip, Randal 198 Choosing your seat 30. 31 Christianson, Carren 226 Christianson, Gail 218 Christy. Annette 173, 190, 237 Christy. Erie 77. 226 Chronic lateness 26, 27 Chua. Gleenna 218 Chua. Rachel 163. 172. 237 Chudom. Kimberly 199, 200 Cigler. Deanna 226 Clgler. Melanl Clpich. Debra 226 Citizen ' s Federal Savings 291 Clapman. Jeff 175. 237 Clark. Alice 36. 216, 218 Clark. Gary 199 Clark. Mr. Phil 45. 49. 246 Clark. Terri 237. 244 Class Executive Council 196, 197. 216, 217. 226. 227, 236. 237 Cleland, Jeff 199 Clouse. Kim 75. 199 Cohen. Joe Coldasure, Krystal 226 Cole, Brian 237 Cole. Karen 173. 182. 218 Colello, Mr. John 107. 126 Colgrove. Linda 157. 168, 190. 199. 265. 267 Colias. William 188, 226, 302 Colors n’ Coverings 281 Coltun. David 167, 199, 268 Coltun. Karen 172, 226 Comanse. Charles 187, 199 Communities Division 252, 253 Compton, Janna 226 Comstock. Karen 5. 173, 190, 218, 278 Comstock, Kelly 161, 207. 237 Concialdi, Mr. Doug 94 Condes. Jim 180. 190. 191. 218 Condon. Kevin 171, 199 Condos. Steve 218 Connor, Crystal 177, 237 Consumer Roofing Company 292 Conway, Bret 226 Conway. Chad 189, 237 Cook, Kristen 237 Cook, Michelle 226 Coppage. Mr. Hal 57, 247 Cornell. Chris 175, 183, 216 Cornwell, Helen 237 Corona. Angela 172, 178, 237 Corsiglia, Karen 199, 289 Cost of being an athlete 88, 89 Costa, Caryn 59, 218, 219 Crawford. Mark 189, 226 Crawford. Michelle 237 Crier 166. 167 Croach. Kim 199 Croner, Kenneth 118, 156 Crowel Agency 262 Crowley, Robert 237 Crucean, Scott 199 Cruz, Pocholo 237 Cuban. Bill 237 Cuddington, Brian 175, 237 Cueller, Suzanne 218 Culbertson, Anita 172 Culbertson, Deborah 199, 218 Culbertson, Tricia 237 Curtis. Doug 191, 199 Curtis, Jeannette 226 Cyrier, Amy Czysczon, Patricia 226 D Dahlkamp. Paul 226 Dahlsten, Carla 237 Dalvantes. Chris Damianos, Andrew 218 Daros, Chris Daros. Kim 237. 239 Dartt, Ms. Kathy 32. 69. 160 Dash. Anne Marie 164, 187, 218 Dating 16, 17 Davis. James 76. 169, 175, 226 Davis. Laurianne 218 Davlantes. Chris 237 Dawson. Teddy 118, 237 Deal. Laurie 180, 226 Dechantal. Debbie 187, 199 Dechantal, Richard 226 DeCola. Karen 77, 161. 187. 218 Deckler. Blake 226 Dedelow, Brian 118, 217 Dedelow, Jeff 118. 226 Delaney, David 175, 237 Delaney, Joan 226 Delaney, Thomas A. 200 Delgado. Mike 66. 85. 126, 237 Dernulc, Lori 159, 167, 194, 200 Dernulc, Mike 189 Dernulc, Richard 18, 77, 226 Derolf. David 191, 218 Derow. Denise 218 Derrico, Christine 218, 283 Deyoung, George Deyoung. Gerald Dick. Dr. David A. 72. 250. 251. 302 Dick. Duane 173, 237 Dickerhoff, Dianne 172, 175, 237 Dillon. Deborah 89. 125, 172, 236, 237 Dillon. Mike 73. 74. 75. 170. 171. 227, 64 Dinga. Deedee 111, 163, 237 Distributive Education 186. 187 Dixon, Claire 200. 242 Dixon. Rob 93. 118, 237 Dizon. Aileen 172, 227. 134 Dohmieir. Nancy Don Powers Agency 279 Doolin, Gregory 218 Door Store 267 Doranski, Joseph 189, 218 Dorsey. Sharon 227 Double Exposure 259 Downing. Ramona 123, 157, 219, 224, 133 Doyle. Leslie 77, 111, 157, 181. 200. 276 Doyle. Lisa 200 Doyle, Mary 227 Dragomer. Andrei 237 Drama Club 178, 179 Drazbo, Diane 227 Drill Team 174. 175, 176, 177 Dubczak. Julie 227 Dubroff. Richard Duff ala. Bryan 156, 200 Duhon, Donn 118, 146. 219. 136, 137 Dukic. Sally 123, 227. 133 Dunkin Donuts 284 Durham, Jennifer 161, 237 Dybel. Michele 111. 163, 191. 237 Dybel, Philip 200, 204 Dye. Robert 227 Dziecolowski, Matt 237 Dzurovdk, John 238, 136, 137 E Echterling, Carolyn 172, 238 Echterling. Rosemary 200, 269 Eckholm, Glenn 227, 131 Edington. Mr. John 246 Eggers, Karen 107, 227, 133 Einhorn ' s 263 Elite Remodeling Construction Co. 282 Elkins. Cindy 187. 200 Elkins. Richard 238 Elkmann, Brian 189. 219 Ellison. Kevin 238, 136 Elman. Dan Elman. Mrs. Linda 246 EINaggar, Mona 34. 171, 173, 179, 236, 238. 291 EINaggar. Suzanne 9. 50, 69. 72. 73. 75, 157. 159, 171, 173, 178, 200. 291 Eisner. Robyn 10, 157. 201 Enchanted Florist 268 Engstrom, Mrs. Helen 170, 246 Ensembles 180, 181 Ensley. Rod 91. 175, 238 Eriks. Holly 227 Etling. Jane 123, 177, 190. 227. 235 Etter. Amy 164, 173, 177, 180, 227 Etter, Jack 201 Etter, Timothy 114, 227 F Fabisiak. Irene 8. 56, 57, 158. 201, 204, 207 Fackler, Tina 201, 262 Faculty 246. 247. 248. 249 Fairmeadows Pharmacy 256 Fajman, Kelly 238 Falaschetti, Penny 24. 238 Fall Play 72, 73 Fanning, Kim 228 Fanning Howey Associates. Inc. 275 Farinas, Edgar 238 Farinas. Mike 46, 219. 220 Farkas, Donna 163, 228 Fary, Thomas 201 Fary. Tina Faso. Charles 219 Faso, Kristen 60, 238 Featherly. Billy 219 Fechalos. John 201 Feeney, Thomas 228 Feeney. Tim 219 Feeney, Tim Feet, feet, feet 22, 23 Ferber. Lisa 172, 189, 238 Field Trip Club 190, 191 Figler. Thomas 93. 145. 156. 157, 201, 130, 131 Fljut, Greg 238 Fijut, Mark 219 Finkiewicz, Christie 157, 178, 179, 201, 207 First National Bank of East Chicago 276 Fisher. Robyn 59, 219 Fissinger, Christopher 18, 51, 238 Fitt. Jim 172, 238. 277. 136 Fitt. Kathy 157, 163, 191, 201, 204, 277 Fitt’s Footwear 277 Fitzgibbons, Carol 179 Fitzgibbons, Robert 18, 157, 179, 219 Flag Corps 174, 175, 176, 177 Florczak, Judy 238 Florczak. Walter 189, 219. 136 Flynn. Mary 102, 228 Flynn. Susan 173, 228 Football 96. 97. 98, 99 Foreit. David 201 Foreit, Mark 228 Fort. Mr. Gene 59. 69 Fortner. Don 196, 203. 246. 248 Frank. Glenna 228 Frank, Lunetta 63, 201 Franklin, Mr. David 246. 247 Frankos. Jim 180, 219 Frederick. John 171. 173. 175, 238 French Club 172. 173 Freshmen 236, 237. 238, 239, 240. 241. 242. 243. 244. 245 Freshman Class Executive Council 236. 237 Frigo. John 219 Frigo. Marc 238 Fulkerson. Todd 49, 126 Fuller. Tom 114, 238 Fuller. Patricia 111, 159, 219 Fund raising 164, 165 Gainer. Tom 238, 131 Galante, Sylvia 80. 171, 201 Galvin. Amy 177, 228, 238 Galvin, Margaret Gambetta, Chela 111, 238 Gambetta. Michael 114. 228 Gary National Bank 254 Garza. Danny 238, 131 Garza, David Garza. Robert 228 Gates. Terry 67, 219 Gauthier. Janet 187, 201, 286 Gauthier. Jim 114, 238 Gbur, Tom 201 Gederian, Albert 228 Geiger, David 201 Geiger. Kelly 172. 238 Geiger. Richard 173, 219 Georgas, Rebecca 157, 200. 201 George, James 136, 228 George. John 70. 156, 181, 201, 267 Georgevich, Olga 166, 167, 201 Gerdt. Lisa 157, 181. 201 Gerlach. Carl 228 Gerlach. Karen 162, 163, 219 Gerlach. William 188. 189, 201 Gessler. Beth 123, 201 Gessier, Gary 229 Gibbs. Dawn 229 Gifford, Abbie 177. 229 Gifford. Adrienne 176, 177, 201 Gifford. Daniel Gill. Adam 219 Gill. Daniella 238 Gill. Sean 229 Gillespie. Terry 229 Giorgio, Jim 238 Girls ' Basketball 120. 121. 122, 123 Girls’ Cross Country 94. 95 Girls ' Golf 100. 101 Girls ' State 198, 199 Girls’ Swimming 108. 109, 110, 111 Girls ' Tennis 134. 135 Girls ' Timing Organization 162, 163 Girls ' Track 132, 133 Girot, January Glass. Amy 229 Glass. Christian 238 Glass. Karen 187, 219 Glowackl, Mary Kaye 15, 201 Gluth, Barbara 187. 201 Gluth, Eric 114, 229, 292 Gluth. Russell 65. 129. 156, 201. 292 Goldberg Engineering 282 Goldberg. Lisa 157, 169, 171, 201, 204, 257. 264, 282 Goldberg. Lori 29, 77, 157, 216, 219 Goldberg. Stephen 90, 91, 238, 282 Golden. Karen 219 Golden. Suzanne 163, 175, 2 38 Goldenberg, Amy 238, 240 Goldenberg, Eric 59. 61. 81. 154, 157. 191. 201 Goldman. Melinda 172, 201 Goldschmidt, Jeffrey 91. 229 Goldsmith. Helene 108, 111, 170, 219, 223, 282 Golubiewski. Jill 190, 238 Golubiewski, Mrs. Pat 246 Gomez, Eric 238 Gomez. Lee Gonce, Mrs. Marge 246 Gonzales. Joel 189 Gonzales. Michael 114, 238 Gordon. Carl 219 Gordon, Jill 59. 111. 229 Gordon, Steven 114, 238 Gordon. Terri 180, 229 Gower. Karen Gower, Kevin 229 Gozdecki. Mark 5. 87. 105, 118, 136, 137, 156, 166, 167, 219 Graduation 78, 79 Grambo. Sharon 75, 149, 155, 178, 20’ 291 Grantner, Patty 31 Graves, Mr Jeff 188. 189, 191, 246 Gregor, Brian 238 Gresham. Jeff 189, 229 Griffin. Mrs. Thelma 246 Grim. Elizabeth 54. Ill Groff. Jennifer 229 Groff. Robin 177 Gronek. Gail 238 Groskovich, Kevin Gross. Jonathon 148. 175. 219 Grossman, Elyse 158, 168, 169, 257 Grudzinski, Mark 229 Grunewald, Jay 15. 119, 138, 238 Gruoner, Steve 173, 183, 229 Guidotti. Tom 202 Gunder, Miss Rhonda 89, 125 Gualandi. Laura 175, 238 Guiden, Mrs. Ann 246 Gurawitz. Susannah 172. 190. 229 Gustaitis. John 1. 175. 188, 189, 229 Gustat. Jeanette 74. 157. 173. 178. 219 Guyer, Gretchen 17, 80. 181. 202 Gymnastics 124, 125 H Haas. Mr. Dennis 84. 126. 127 Haase. John 202 Hackett, Beth 124, 133. 229 Hager. Julie 111. 133. 219 Haines. Martha 163, 229 Haizlip, Bradley Hales. John 221 Haller. Mr Ross 246 Dr R.G. Halum 258 Halum, Raymond 229, 258 Hand. Karl Handlon, Kimberly 221 Hanus, Rob 156. 221 Hanusin, Dan 45, 229 Harding. Ronald Harding. Sandy 157, 163, 202 Harding, Walter 221 Harle. Patrick 44. 175. 202 Harle. Wendy 229 Harr, Marnye 163, 235, 238 Harrison. Jamie 159, 221 Harrison, Jennifer 218. 219, 238 Harrison, Ken 229, 233 Hart. Bob 229 Hartoonian, Kevin 178, 221 Harvoth, Mrs. Sue 246 Hasiak. Beth 202, 254 Hastings. Mrs. Nancy 246 Hatala, Terrie 173, 221 Haverstock, Mr. Art 32. 33, 246 Hawkins. Mrs Deetta 246 Hayden, James 183. 280 Hayden. John 183. 229. 281 Hayden, Kelly 238 Hayden. Kraig 175, 189. 202 Hecht. Mark 156. 180. 221 Hecht. Mike 238 Heemstra, Dean Heggi. Kevin 31. 175, 189, 221 Hein. John 73. 221 Hodor, Susan 162, 163, 202 Hodson, John 269 Hoekema, Robbie 229 Hoffman. Michael 131, 191, 221 Hoiseth, Mark 229 Holidays 58. 59 Holler. Danice 202 Holler. David 28. 238 Hollingsworth. Mark 139, 202, 268 Hollingsworth. Merile 163, 229 Holmberg, Mr Richard 69. 71. 180. 246 Holzall, John 136, 137. 216, 221, 249 Homecoming 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15 Hoole. Robert Hoolehan, Linda 59. 202 Hoolehan. Phil 229 Hooper, Doug 221, 224 Hope. Daniel 229 Horlick, Mrs. Lil 246 Horn, Miss Linda 170 Horvat, Joan 175. 238 Horvat, Joy 159, 175. 176. 221 Horvath, Mrs. Maria 246 Houk, Karin 181, 202 Howarth, Evelyn 15. 221 Howerton, Sherri 238 Hoyle, Thomas 202 Hriso, Tom 22, 202 Huard, Cheri 202 Huber, Mary Hughes, David 38, 202 Hulett, Robert 5, 118, 180, 195, 221 Hulsey. Steve 188, 221 Hunt. Mr Dick 38. 120. 121. 122, 123, 246 Hunter, Beverly 238 Hurley, Daniel 15, 36, 106, 221 Hurubean, John 221 Hurubean, Leslie 58, 238 Hutchings. Rick 221 Huttle, Jane Hubiak. Kimberly 238 Hynes, Allison Hynes. Tom AFTER SWEEPING THE 100 freestyle race, senior Dan Reck re- ceives a congratulatory handshake from his teammate, senior Doug Heinz, and waits for his final time to be posted. Heinz, Douglas 87, 88, 112, 113, 114 115, 156, 202, 204 Heinz, Tom 147, 187 Helms. Ann 229 Hembling, Wendy 238 Hemingway. Cheryl 162. 163. 167, 202 Hemingway, Larry 118, 143, 229 Hensley. Amelia 171, 173, 229 Herakovich, Darcy 172, 238 Hernandez. Lisa 238 Hertzfeldt, Bernice 202 Hever. William 43, 91. 238 Hibler. Jackie 187, 221 Higgins. Ann 64. 73. 74. 171, 179 Higgins. John 229, 238 Highland Department Store 268 Highland Lumber and Supply Co. 270 Hill. Christian 221 Hill. Ray 220 Hirsch. Matt 229 Hirsch. Tracy 91, 229 Hlttle. Kimberly 87. 103. 134, 229, 268 Hobbic. Bryan 187, 221 Hoch, Chris 229 Hoch, Tim 202 Hodges. Lisa 94. 133, 221 Hodges. Timothy Hyre Electric 289 I Ignas. Chris 82. 91. 238 Indiana University Honors 198, 199 Inflation 60, 61 Ingram. Kim 238 Injuries 106. 107 Intramurals 146. 147 Irk. Jonathon 1 14, 2 38 Irv Lang Insurance Agency. Inc.. 293 J Jaceczko. Joanne 58. 163, 179, 190. 191, 197. 202. 203. 213. 286 Jaceczko, John 229 Jackman. Drew 31. 202, 203. 210 Jackson. John 238 —Index 297— Jacobe. Michelle 238 Jancosek. Cheryl 238 Janott. Jill 161, 239 Janusonis, Laura 15, 134, 159, 161. 190, 238. 242 Jarczyk, Jeff 8. 200, 202 Jarczyk. John 202 Jarezyk. Laura 177, 229 Jarosz. Ed 202 Jarrett. Lori 229 Jarzombeck, Susan 163, 221 Jasinski, Jill 229 Jeftich, Mr. Dan 138, 139 Jeneske. Michelle 177, 230 Jeneske. Mike 136, 189, 221 Jepsen, Mr. Jon 112, 114, 115, 162, 246 Jepsen. Jon 114, 239 Jerich, Jodi 73. 134, 159, 179, 239 Jerkins. Jeff 221, 223 Jewett, Shelly 35. 171. 239, 279. 282 Joe Hirsch 288 Joens, Lorrie 203 Johnson, Amy 9, 80. 171, 18, 203 Johnson, Mrs Barbara 246 Johnson, Brian Johnson. Christine 159, 172, 190, 239 Johnson. Mrs. Doris 67. 246 Johnson. Gean 221 Johnson. Julie 125. 229 Johnson. Laura 123, 239 Johnson. Rebecca 103, 132, 133, 172, 221 Johnson. Stefanle 101, 221 Jones. Laura 221 Jones. Marla 52, 203 Joseph. Mrs. Cheryl 65. 246 Jostes. Trisha 239 June Michelle Condominiums 287 Junior Class Executive Council 196, 197 Juniors 216. 217. 218, 219, 220, 221. 222, 223, 224. 225 Jurgenson, Curtis 175 K Kaegebein, Jeff Kaegebeln. Karen 25. 44. 203 Kaegebein. Mark 88. 129, 203 Kaegabein, Rebecca 239 Kain. Debbie 177. 203. 260 Kain, Greg 239 Kaine. Anna Kalnins. Mara 239 Kaluf. Kent 221 Kambiss. Michelle 239 Kambiss. Scott 229 Kaminski, Donna 203 Kaminski. Ellen 110. Ill, 203 Kamradt, Janet 111, 229 Kanic, Anne 221 Kapers, Scott Kapp. Mary K 229 Karras, Louis 229 Karulski, Brian 93. 156. 189. 221. 229 Kaster, Joseph 229 Katona, David 91, 229 Katris. Barbara 42 Katris. Frances 40. 203 Kazmer, Brian 221 Kazmer, Scott 175, 239 Keckich, Dana 229 Keil, Christine 82. 103, 221 Keil, Mr. Martin 250 Keilman, Chari 177, 240 Kelchak, Dr. Michael DDS 273 Kelchak, Michelle 10, 15. 203, 273 Kellams. Brian 229 Kellams, Dennis Kellams. Mary 63. 187, 221 Kellams. Nina Kelleher. Kristy 240 Kelleher, Scott 205 Kender, Debbie 83, 103, 181. 221 Kender, Doreen 205 Kennedy, Carol 221 Kennedy. Kimberly 240 Kernaghan. Mr. Don 215, 246 Kids as coaches 129, 130 Kieft, Julianna Kieltyka, Jerry 221 Kiernan, Jeff 114, 155, 167, 189, 221 Kiernan, Joan 71. 123, 134, 159, 172. 236, 240 Kim, Caroline 165, 182, 183. 240 Kim, Susan 38. 183, 221 King. Mr Jack 85. 117. 118. 145. 248 King. Scott 116. 117. 118. 119. 205 Kisel. Jim 229 Kiser. Sharon 153, 175. 240 Kish. Nannette 25. 103. 156, 181. 216. 221 Kish. Debbie 36. 240 Kiszenia. Rich 205 Klawitter. Janice 240 Klosak, Barry 143, 156. 189, 205 Kmak, Daniel 139, 156. 205. 260 Kmles, Carol 62. 221 Knight. David 205 Knight. Lisa 240 Knight. Mike 229 Knlsh. Mr. David 85, 86. 116. 117, 118 Knutson, Colleen 123. 221 Knutson. Mike 229 Knutson. Pat 91. 229 Kobus. Matt 205 Kocal. Kimberly 111, 163. 190, 240 Koch, Laura Koester, Insurance 261 Koetteritz, Mike 229 Kolisz. Shelly 205 Kolodziej. Kathleen 168. 169. 216, 220, 221 Koman. Chris 157, 158, 159, 163, 169, 204, 205, 252, 257, 285. 290 Koman. Tricia 19. 161. 229. 172 Komyatte. Deanna 108, 111, 204, 205, 207. 259 Kopas, Jenny 240 Korellis, Jackie 240 Kornelik, Michelle 186, 187, 205, 279 Korulski, Daniel Korzeneki. Ken 187, 205 Kotfer. Ron 149. 150. 189. 229 Kotso. Mike 221 Kott. Andrea 157. 204. 205, 256 Kott. Marcelle 240 Kott. Nicole 134, 256. 168. 169, 221. 257 Kottaras, Jim 139, 205 Kottaras, Mary 240 Koufas, Steve 71, 205, 259 Kounelis, George 118, 140 Kovacich, David 205 Kovacich, Diane 240 Krawczyk, James 29, 74. 224, 229 Krevitz, Audrey 230 Kristoff, Amy 221 Kritzer. James 173, 140 Kritzer. Robert 57, 205, 259, 292 Kroczek, Dr. Thomas 280 Krumrei, Carl 143, 240 Krumrei, Sharon 103, 221. 224 Krusinowski, Lisa 205 Kucer, Diane 205 Kucer. Jeff 118. 240 Kudele. Tom 230 Kuklinski. Karen 103, 157, 181, 221 Kuklinski. Steve 3. 153. 155. 186, 187, 205 Kusek. Dawn 56. 159. 172, 178. 230 Kushnak. Brenda 205 Kushnak. Brian 118, 119. 143. 230 Kusiak, Anthony 99. 118, 143, 230 Kustka. Kristine Kwasny. Karen 230 Kyriakides, Laura 31, 150, 205 L L M Jewelers 275 Labowitz, Abbie 29, 74, 159, 171, 172, 180, 230 Labowitz. Rebecca 41, 63. 205, 273 Lake Professional Pharmacy 285 Lambert. Andy 30. 118. 240 Lambert. Mr. Donald 114, 250 Lambert. Keeley 120, 122, 123, 157, 205 Lambert. Leigh 111, 157, 163. 205 Lamski, Dave 49. 221 Landsly, Karyn 230 Lane, Sean Lang, Marcy 29. 240 Lang. Stephen 145. 136, 137, 156. 157, 204, 205 Langer, Allison 74. 221 Langer. Christopher 230 Langer. Kevin Langford, Sandy 172, 240 Lanman. David 240 Laroche. Chris 230 Lansing Floral Shop 256 Larson. Kevin 230 Larson. Renee 181, 230 Lasky, Suzanne 169, 221, 256. 280 Lawson. Missy 19, 240 Leahy. Marian 205 Leary. John 205 Leory ' s Linoleum Carpet Co. 293 Leask, Thomas 240 Leatzow, Mike 240 Lecas, Cathy 230 Lee, Edmond Lee, Michael 240 Leeny, Kathleen 230 Leeney, Mike 240 Lefkofsky, Marsha 206 Lefties 28. 29 Lem. Ellyn 167. 206 Lem. Holly 230 Lennertz, Amy 146, 230 Lennertz, Chris 230 Lerner, David 136 Leski, Larry Lesniak. Rachel 241 Levan, James 241 Levin, Lisa 163, 221 Levine. Mark 29. 170, 171, 204. 206, 256 Levy, Julie 36. 157. 159. 168. 169, 204, 206. 257. 265. 290 Liakopoulos, Maria 241 Licht, Mr. David 1 14 Lieser, Darryl 156, 206 Lieser, Jay 230 Liming, James 221 Lindell, Roslyn 230 Linnane, Jeff 221 Linnane, John 206 Little. Karen 29. 177, 206 Livovich. Mr. Michael 250, 251 Lobons, Tom 241 Lockers 52, 53 Long. Marie 230 Longson, Craig 241 Loomis. Ricky 241 Lorentzen, Mitzi 221 Lorenz, Ms. Diane 250 Lorenz, Scott 231 Lorenzen. Kim 42. 206, 261 Lorenzi, Gregory 241 Lorenzi, Mark Lorenzo ' s Italian Villa 277 Loudermilk, Lori 89. 123, 231 Luberda, Brian 221, 224 Ludders, Karyn Luera, Sonia Luksich, Eric 241 Lums 259 Lusk. Harold 8. 114, 206 Lusk, Laura 162, 231 Lutz, Lisa 241 Ly, Tung Thoai 241 M Maas. Andy 241 Macenski, Chris 221, 241 Macenski. Daniel 241 Macenski. Mark Maday. Karen 206 Madsen. Cynthia 42. 162. 163, 191. 206 Mager, Kristine 81. 159. 177. 178, 221 Maginot. Nancy 5. 55, 57, 157, 159, 206, 210 Maginot Printing Co. 285 Magrames. Debbie 241 Magrames. Patty 206 Magrames. Susie 231 Mahala, April 31. 206 Mahler. Terri 15. 221 Malek, George 72. 157. 179. 221 Malek, Suzet 73. 190, 206 Malinski, Chuck 206 Malinski, David 143. 231 Malinski, Coach Paula 108, 109, 110, 248 Malloy. Beth 221 Maloney. Timothy 175 Maniotes, Dionne 38. 109, 222 Mann, Kevin 138, 139, 241 Mann. Pete 155, 187, 206 Mannion, Chrisanne 177. 222 Manous. Georgia 111, 231, 242 Manous. Perry 118, 143, 214 Mansuetto. Andy 241 Marchand, Chris 206 Marching Band 174. 175. 176. 177 Maria’s Hallmark 263 Marcinek. Lynne 47. 100, 101, 177, 227, 231 Marcus Auto Lease 282 Marich, Angie 193, 206 Marich, Mlrko 193, 241 Markovich, Elaine 25, 163, 206, 241 Markovich, Joseph 222 Markovich, Karen 172, 227, 231 Markovich, Mrs. Ruth 248 Markowicz. Jeff 90. 91. 105. 156. 157. 206, 210, 248 Markowicz. Tim 5, 91, 140. 141. 143. 206 Marlowe. Ken 189, 206 Maroc, Melissa 123, 206 Maroc, Robert Maroc. Susam 222 Maroney, Lee 189. 222 Marsh. Coach Leroy , 87, 96, 97 Marshak. Mr. John 250 Martin. Scott 65. 157. 166. 167, 177, 216, 220 . 222 Martinovich, Zoran 14. 171, 222 Martt. Ms. Alyce 248 Mason, Roseanne 17. Ill, 157, 231 Mason. Sandy 61. 63, 111, 157, 159, 206 Matasousky, Dale 241 Matasovsky, Scott 34. 189. 206 Mateja, Tim 118. 143, 241 Mateja, Tom 206 Matthews, Brian 170, 171, 206 Matthews, Cheron 177, 222 Matthews, Eric 241 Matthews, Karen 222 Maul. David 222 May, Marcia 241 Mazanek. Janine 173, 174. 206 Mazur. Joe 222 Mazur. Julie 231 McCarthy. Amy 206 McClaughry. Linda 125. 206 McCormack, Jim 15. 180. 222. 224 McCormick. David McCune. Kristiana 231 McDonald, Mr. John 38 McGregor. Scott 241 McKinney. Lisa 231 McKinney. Michael McLoughlin. Christopher 231 McLaughlin, Mary 208 McLoughlin. Tim 181, 200, 208 McMahon, Kristin 222 McNair. Heidi 49. 55. 81. 95. 158. 160, 163. 222 McNamara, Karen 222 McNeil. Joe McNurlan, Jeff 4. 41. 171, 231 McShane’s 286 McTaggart, Don 208 Meager. Amy 31, 241 Mears, Bob Mears. Kelly 188, 189. 231 Medlin, Dawn 241 Megremis, Georgia 241 Megremis, Margo 42. 193. 222, 241 Mehalso, Dave 222 Mehta, Sanjay 59, 241 Meier. Nick 114. 241 Melby, Barbara 231 Melby. Bob 180. 231 Melby. Hope 139, 208 Melby. Lynn 173 Melby. Mark 208 Melvin. Jeff 231 Mendoza, Mark Merritt, Randy 6, 242 Merritt, Tammy 24, 187. 189. 222 Merritt, Tim 24, 187 Meeseberg, Kevin 222 Mercantile National Bank 268 Mescall, Sandi 187 Metz. Chrissy 172, 242 Metz. Danny 208 Metz. Sharon 175, 242 Meyer Brothers Meyer, Catherine 147, 208 Meyer, Dawn 242 Meyer. Mrs. Helga 248 Meyer, Karen 208 Meyer. Karl 63. 189, 208 Meyer. Michael 99. 180. 231. 249 Micenko. Beth 163. 187, 219. 222 Michaels. Dawn 180, 190, 231 Michalak. Anissa Michel. Jane 222 Michel. Susan 5. 163. 242 Miga, Kristine 172, 242 Mihalareas, Tom 209 Mlkalian, Mary 69. 178. 222 Mikrut. Steven 55. 242 Mikus, Debbie Milan. James 209 Milan. Lynn 173. 242 Milikan ' s Sport Shop 267 Military. Michelle 242 Miller. Ann 133, 242 Miller. Brenda 56. 159, 164, 187, 207. 209 Miller. Mr. Chris Miller. Kelly 222 WATCHING HER FELLOW Drill Team members as they perfect a routine for the next basketball game, sophomore Karen Pfister rewinds the halftime music accompaniment. — 298 Index — Miller. Leonard 118. 232 Miller. Mike 258 Miller. Sally 163, 242 Miller. Tracy M Milne. Debbie 23. 125. 157, 209 Milne. Jeffrey 187. 207, 209 Min. Michael 180, 222 Miner Dunn 275 Mintz. Andy 37. 91. 114, 115, 232 Misch. Hohn 173, 242 Mitchell. Lisa 242 Mitrakis, Andrew 242 Modes of study 48. 49 Mohiuddin, Asim Mohiuddin. Ilyas 242 Molinaro, Frank 99. 143. 222 Monak. Susan 187. 209 Monaldi, Kenneth Montes. Lisa 232 Montgomery Ward 267 Mooney. Charles 156, 209 Moore. Jeff 222 Moore. Kelly 222 Morford. Brian Morford, Darin 242 Morgan. Margaret 242 Morgan. Maureen 23. 87, 103. 121. 123, 172. 227. 232. 295 Morgan. Tom 167. 209 Morris. Diane 209 Morris, Hal 5. 90. 91. 116. 118, 222, 142, 143 Morrow. Bryan 242 Moss. John 222 Mott. Christine 177, 232 Mounts. Paul 157. 167, 209 Mrvan, Steven 41, 209 Mucha. Nancy 50 Mueller. Tim 232 Mullenix, Laura 242 Muller, Brian 222 Muller. Ron 242 Mulligan. Anne 209 Munster Optical 256 Munster Oral Surgery 270 Munster Sausage Company 259 Murad. Sherrill 242 Murakowski. Bill 131. 145. 155. 222 Murillo. Herb 222 Murillo. Roland 28. 90. 91. 232 Musical. 1981 68. 69 Musical. 1982 70. 71 Muskln. Paula 111. 122 Music Lab 261 Musselman. Mr Ed 91. 248 Myers. Kevin 222 Myers. Stephen 175 N Nagdeman’s 264 Nagle. Dana 222 Nagy. Susan 34. 134, 178, 222 Nakamura. Takashi 242 Nash. Kelli 222 Narvid. Sandra 187. 209 National Honor Society 156. 157 National Merit Finalists 198, 199 National Scholarship Locaters 273 Navarro, Nick 61. 181, 209 Nelson. Amy 48. 94. 95. 120. 122. 123. 133. 232 Nelson. Gary 209 Nelson. Joseph 88. 89. 142. 143. 156. 209 Nelson. Julie 175. 242 Nelson. Michael 175. 209 Nelson. Troy 63 New Classes 32. 33 Newell. Cathy 209 Nichel. Margaret 40. 209 Nielsen. Micheal 222 Niksic. Mr. Mike 105. 122. 123. 141. 143, 248 Nimmer. Donald 242 1981-82 was a good year for . . . 76, 77 Nisevich. Micheal 222 Nisiewicz. George 242 Noe. Shannon 179. 222 Norman. Richard 34, 143, 232 Novak, Michelle 111. 242 Nowak. Albert 88. 156. 209 Nowak, Julianne 177, 222 Nowackl. Vicki 189. 232 o Oberlander, David 55. 91, 171, 232 Oberlander, Susan 167, 171, 209 Obuch. Valerie 232 Obush, Sharon 133, 209 Ochstein, Tammy 242 O’Donnell. Debbie 102, 232. 253 O’Donnell. Jeff 189. 209 Office Education Association 186. 187 Ogorek, Jennifer Olah. Alison 187. 222 Olah, Rick 242 Olds. Jenny 73. 148. 149. 157, 178, 179, 222 Olds. Kimberly 169. 209. 262. 288 Olio. Susan 222 Olympic Racquetball 273 Opatera, Phyllis 209 Opperman. Anita Opperman, Dale 222 Orchestra 182, 183 Organizations Division 152, 153 Orlandi, Beth 187, 222 Orlich, Karen 222 Orosco. Carole 16. 177, 183, 209 Osterman, Robert 175, 176, 232 Ostopowicz, Mr. Don 194 Ostrowski. Jacqueline 242 Out of School Organizations 193. 192 Outdoors Club 190, 191 Owen. John P Pabon. Joseph Pack. Kelli 232 Page, Jim Page. Suzi 53. 55. 161, 171, 173, 242 Pajor. Karla 157. 177. 209 Pajor. Kevin 239, 242 Palmer. Richard 61, 156, 209 Panfil, Mike Papp. Laura 209 Papadatos. Tom 147 Pappas. Helene 169. 210, 257. 267 Paragon 169 Paragina, Sonja 156. 157, 166, 167, 204. 210. 256 Pardell. Kristin 181. 192. 222. 253 Paris. Steve 118. 172, 242 Parker, Kathy 39. 46, 222 Pasko, Ron 64. 156. 188. 210 Passalacqua, Robert 136, 232 Passales, Mike 242 Paulson, Caroline 94. 95. 157. 164, 210 Pavelka, Elizabeth 172 Pavick. Caroline 243 Pavlovic, Marty 232 Pavlovich. Lisa 159, 172. 243 Pavol. Sherrie 120, 123, 159. 177, 222 Pawlowski. Dana 222 Pawlowski. Julius 156 Payne. Curt 243 Pazdur, Greg 186, 187. 210 Pazera. Brian 243 Pecenka, Dan Pelayo, Juan Pennington. Lisa 222 Pep Club 160. 161 Pepsi 257 Personalities Division 194. 195 Peters, Tim 126. 232 Petersen. Jonathan 171, 189, 232 Peterson. Debbie 68. 70, 181, 195. 210 Peterson. Diane 5. 222 Peterson, Don 210 Petrashevich. Sandra 243 Petrie. Scott 126, 210 Petruch, Kelly 222 Pfister. Cathy 106, 125, 177. 222. 286 Pfister, Karen 103, 172. 174. 177. 190, 233. 286 Pfister. Kurt 72. 243, 286 Pfister ' s Stylists Toupees 286 Phase I Hair Designers 269 Phipps. Paul 222 Pieczykolan, Diane 156. 166. 167, 210 Pietrzak, Sherri 14. 233 Piskula, Robert 233 Pitts. Christopher 233 Pitts. Michelle 243 Plant. Rob 233 Plaskett. Danny 30. 165, 233 Pleasant View Dairy 279 Plesha. Jeff 168, 169. 257. 274 Plesha. Kim 233 Plesha Realty 274 Pluard, Karen 111, 233 Poi. Debbie 81. 157, 179. 210 Pokrifcak. Vincent 76, 96. 211 Polls, Debbie 62. 161. 243 Polis. Sandy 177 Pollingue, Mr George 248 Polyak. Ron 92. 93, 131. 156. 187. 222 Polyak, Darlene Pool. Michelle 233 Poplela, Darlene Porth, Bruce Porth, Susan Potasnik. Patty 51, 134, 233 Powell. Linda 172, 222 Powell. Lynn 211 Powers, Patti 211 Powley, Mary Beth 233 Pramuk, Desiree 62. 177, 223 Pramuk, Phil 62. 70. 84. 99. 156. 160. 211 Premtez, Mrs. Pat 248 Presidental Classroom 198, 199 Pressure 50. 51 Preston. Joseph 211 Price Realtors 294 Prieboy. Robert 233 Pride Committee 158. 159 Prom 64. 65. 66. 67 Proudfoot. Matthew 28. 130. 131, 175, 243 Przybyl. Wendy 187. 211 Przybyla, Kathleen 173. 233 Przybysz. George 233 Przybysz. Terri Psaros. Greg 175, 243 Psaros. Linda 167. 189. 223 Pudlo, Deida 233 Pudlo. Jeanne 233 Pudlo, Mary Pudlo, Raymond Ptils. Chris 243 Pupillo, Gina 33, 211 AS HE ATTEMPTS to scientifically discover the mysterious contents of his assigned black box during a chemistry lab, senior Albert Nowack shakes it around next to his ear and has humorous visions of lions, tigers Q Qualkinbush, Kimberly 233 Quasney. Jeff 171, 233 Quasney. Lisa 211 Quill and Scroll 156. 157 R Racich, Ken 208. 211 Rakos, Amy 123. 177. 190. 227. 233 Rakos. Todd 136. 139, 211 Ramakrishnan. Sheila 134. 135. 233 Ramirez. Barbara 243 Ramirez. Chris 223 Ramirez, Lisa 211 Ramirez. Mary 146. 211 Ramirez. Michael 156, 181, 223 Ramsey. William 211 Rapin. Frank 30. 211 Rau. Edward 143, 233 Read. Brian 211 Reck. Dan 112. 114. 115. 211 Reddel. Susan 25. 178, 180. 181, 227 Rector. Mr Troy 114. 248 Red Garter Shop 254 Rednour. Laurelyn 211, 280 Reed. Dwight 42. 92. 93. 130. 131. 156. 224 Reed. Kenneth 42. 114. 243 Reese. Tom 193 Regelman. Martha 175. 233, 304 Regeski, Geralynn 233 Regnier, Jill 181, 224 Reister. Kenneth 76. 77. 175. 243 Rcppa, Ca rolyn 162. 163, 211 Resatar. Bill 118. 143. 234 Ribordy’a 272 Rice. Edgar 21 1 Richwine, Jennifer 172, 243 Richards. Kim 111. 157, 191, 211 Rico’s Pizza 283 Riebe, Bill 118, 234 Rifle Corp 174. 175, 176, 177 Rigg, Bob 15. 117, 118, 156. 157, 197, 210. 211. 277 Riemertz, Amy 177, 180, 234 Rippey. Margaret 162, 163, 178. 191. 243 and bears. Risden. Tim 243 Robbins. Brett 243 Robbins. Michelle 64. 243 Robbins. Scott 104. 105. 114, 169. 234, 257 Roberts. Pam 191. 211 Robertson. Mr. Ed 156. 248. 303 Robertson. Marshall 62 Robinson, Dan 178 Robinson. David 143. 211 Rodriguez. Christopher 82, 92, 93, 224 Rodriguez. Lisa 111, 157 Rogan. Tim Rogers. Chuck 234 Rogers. Sharon 157, 211 Roh, Steven 243 Romar. Shari 243, 244 Roos, Jennifer 172 Root Photographers 266 Roth. Yonover Pinkerton 270 Roper. Michelle 234 Rosales. Marina 211 Rosales. Nureya 243 Rosenfeldt. John 21 1 Rosenfeldt. Virginia Rosser. Peter 234 Rosser, Tracy Rossin. Bridgett 234 Rothe. Dana 243 Rouse. Jennifer 243 Rovai. Jayne 157, 211 Rovai. Mrs. Mary Ann 248 Rovai. Nick 118. 234 Rovai. Robert 241, 243 Rozmanich, David 243 Rubies. Craig Rubino, Julie Rudakas. Karen 133, 224 Rueth, Rachel 133. 172. 175. 178, 190. 243 Rueth. Timothy 130. 131. 211 Runberg. Chris 244 Runberg, John 46. 211 Rusk. Noel 243 Russell. Mr. David 248 Russel. Mr Tom 3, 146, 186 Ryan. Julee 211 Rzonca. Michael 243 Rzonca, Nancy 73, 125. 157. 174. 177, 179. 212 s Sabina. Cort 212 Sajdyk. Tammy 212 Sakelaris, John 107, 212 Sakich. Tina 212 Saklaczynski, Michele 243. 244 Saksa. Dave 224 Salazar. Luis 128. 139. 172, 173 Samels, Jill 160, 161. 192. 234 Samels. Tim 24. 59. 135, 190. 212 Sannito. Pat 65. 126, 224, 228 Santare. Melanie 75. 224 Saska. David 136 Satisfaction 144. 145 Savage. Cort 28. 157. 179, 224 Sbalchiero, Julie 224 Schaefer. David Schaeffer, Laura 212 Schatz. Randi 244 Scheffer. Mrs. Linda 248 Scheuermann. Christin 234 Scheuermann. Richard Schmidt. Carl 212 Schmidt, Neil 224 Schoenberg. Steve 244 Scholl. Mary 234 Schoop ' s Hamburgers 280 Schreiner. James 244 Schreiner, Mr. Paul 155, 247 Schroer. Lisa 123. 157. 224 Schwartzman, Eugene 77, 189. 224 Schweitzer. Lisa 212 Scott. Christopher 244 Scuba Club 190. 191 Sebring, Emily 111. 234 Seefurth. Susan 120. 123. 133. 181. 224 Seehausen. Cynthia 244 Sekhar. Sashi 172 —Index 299— Selby. Pamela 110. 111. 157. 225 Senior 196. 197. 198. 199. 200. 201. 202. 203. 204. 205. 206. 207. 208, 209. 210. 211. 212. 213. 214. 215 Senior Class Executive Council 196. 197 Serba. Myron Serletic, John Serrano. Michael 244 Sfouris. Gus 225 Shaeffer, Laura Sharkey. Karen 187. 225 Sharp. Jim 33. 139. 212 Shaw. Sally 159. 161. 173. 190. 234 Shearer. Carrie 183, 225 Sheehy, Michael 35. 92. 93. 126. 225 Sheehy, Sue Sherman, Holly 111, 244 Sherman, Marcie 167, 212 Shetty. Mahesh 225 Shimala. David 244 Shimala, Natalie 189, 225 Shinkan. Mr. Bob 103. 248 Shinkan. George 67. 77. 106, 180, 225 Shmagranoff. Denise 24. 150, 212 Shoemaker, Lauren 51. 167. 210. 212 Shoup. Rebecca 70. 157, 181, 212 Shutka. Donda 225 Shutka. Laura 34. 212 Siavelis, James 157. 174, 176, 225 Siavelis. Mary 44. 236. 244 Siavelis. Rita 169. 192. 193. 212. 256 Sickles. Jayne 244 Sickles. Todd 212 Sidor. Anita 52. 190. 236, 244 Siegel. Laura 157, 178, 225 Signs from the sides 86. 87 Sills, Coleman 86. 126, 212 Silverman. Wendy 29. 212, 286 Simeoni, Anna 11, 191, 212 Simeoni. Serbo 93. 112. 114. 115. 156, 225 Singleton, Levy, Crist Johnson 290 Sipkosky, Dan 34. 58. 68. 72. 179. 225 Sirounis. Bob 143. 156 Sirounis. Dan 234 Sizzler 254 Skaggs. Gretchen 212 Skawinski. Stan 107, 147, 156, 212. 261 Skertich. Kim 163. 234 Skurka. Nancy 24. 212 Slivka. Mack 225 Slonaker, Harvey 234 Slosser, Debbie 212 Small town syndrome 80. 81 Smallman. Dawn 73. 160, 161, 212 Smiley. Anne 225 Smith. Darryl 187. 212 Smith. Kathy 111. 157. 212, 227 Smith. Kevin 212. 271 Smith, Randy 225 Smith, Tammy 163. 234 Smogolecki, Mar y 244 Smyth, Mike 245 Snow, Jim 234 Snow. Liz 174. 234 Snyder. Chris 48. 57. 81. 191. 212. 286 Soccer 138, 139 Somenzi. Bill 186. 225 Somenzi. Cathy 124. 125, 245 Somenzi, Patty 207, 212 Sonner. Gary 245 Sophomores 226. 227. 228. 229, 230, 231. 232. 233, 234. 235 Sophomore Class Executive Council 226. 227 Sopko. Michelle Sorak, Daniel 245 Soukup, Pamela 234 Spangler. Mr. Dennis 152 Speech and Debate 170, 171 Spenos, Julie 38, 213 Speranza. Michael 139. 156. 157, 181. 213 Speroff, David 213 Speemer. Alan Spoljaric, Sonja 191, 213 Spongberg. Scott 145. 155. 156. 179. 181, 190. 191. 197. 213 Sports on your own 148, 149. 150. 151 Spring Play 74. 75 Spudville. Joe 234 Stafford. Lincoln Stafford. Paul 245 Steffy. Richard 189. 234 Steorts. Diane 164. 187. 220. 225 Stepanovich. Zlatan 156, 157. 213, 277 Sterling. Kim 191, 213 Stern. Avi 38. 49. 175. 189. 234 Stern. Karen 181, 213 Stevens. Doug 225 Stevens. Nancy 245 Stevens. Tara 177. 234 Stevenson. Dan 59. 70, 181, 225, 283 Stewart, Sherra 19, 73. 176, 177, 178 234 Stewart. Tricia 225 Stirling, Kim Stodola, Michael 234. 285 Stoll. Jeffrey 61. 213 Stone. Mr. Jim 248 Stoner. Robin 213 Stout, Mrs. Ruth 248 Strachan, Amy 30. 213. 303 Strange. Debbie 245 Strange. Donna Student abuse 46. 47 Student Government 158, 159 Student Life Division 6. 7 Struss. Nicky 112, 114. 245 Sublett. Kathy 122. 245 Such. Peter 180, 234. 258 Summer ends, school starts 8, 9 Summers. Bill Summers. Mrs. Joan 248 Summers. Karen 183, 213, 234 Superstitions 104. 105 Svardstrom. Jake 91, 139, 168, 199, 213, 256, 259. 293 Svetic. Ron 157, 178. 225 Swales. Mrs. Audrey 111, 248 Swarthout, Lisa 213 Szakacs, Laura 245 Szala, David 183, 245 Szuch, Ricky 245 T Tafel, Gwendolyn 245 Taillon, Debbie 225 Talllon. Linda 41. 101. 152, 167, 213 Takles. Deno 172, 245 Tangerman, Rick 225 Tavern. Mr. Leonard 250 Tavitas. Laura 234 Taylor, Tad 62. 245 Teller. Joe 225. 283 Teller. Roger 19. 84. 87. 96. 97. 105. 143, 156. 157. 214. 303 Ted Miller’s Service Station 286 Temple Pharmacy 260 Tennant, Mr. John 250 Terranova. Robert 245 Tester. Mark Thomas, Amy 121, 123, 245 Thomas. Mr James 31, 81. 249 Thomas. Jeffrey 114, 156. 193, 225 Thornes, Ralph 63, 225 Thompson. Julie 157, 171, 179, 234 Thompson. Rebecca 171, 172, 234 Thorton. Carmil 138. 157. 249 Thornton. Tammy 8, 31. 32, 33, 53, 57. 160. 161, 214 Tilles 277 Ting, Juanito Tippet. Mrs. Marlis 303 Tobin. John 245 Tosiou. Alex 245 Tosiou. Sonia 157, 225 Travis. Matthew 245 Trembley. Matthew 234 Trgovcich, Bernard 225 Trgovclch, Joanne 101. 191. 245 Trikich. Danny 120, 154, 234 Trikich. Jelena 36. 191. 214, 256 Trilli, Lisa 15. 19. 89. 124. 125, 227. 234. 298 Trippel. Nancy 180. 190. 234 Tsakopoulos. Dina 245 Tsakopoulos, Mary 172, 234 Tsakopoulos. Angelo 175. 245 Tsakopoulous, Georgia 234 Tsiakopoulos. John 225 Tsoutsouris, Mrs. Charlene 249 Tyrrell. Bradley 245 Tyrrell. Kevin 175, 225 u Ulber. Tricia 59, 170. 171. 182. 183. 191. 197. 214 Ullman, Mr. Don 249 Underwood. Dr. Wallace 250, 251 Uram. Jennifer 161, 163, 234 Urbanski, David 193, 245 Urbanski. Matt 23. 114. 141. 143. 156. 225 Urbanski. Natalie 36. 33. 157. 172, 203, 214 Urlik, Cindy 163 V Vale. Randy 225 Vale. Suzette 49. 245 Vanes. Vanessa 234 Van Gundy, Jerrilyn 190, 245 VanSenus Auto Parts 284 VanSenus, Jim 1 14 Vanzyl, Mrs. Dorothy 249 Vargo. Debbie 159, 234 Vargo. Kathleen 159, 171. 214 Vasquez, Mike Vidovich, Christine 1 57. 214 Viking Engineering 283 Vlasich. Linda 225 Vlasich. Nick 245 Volk. Jeff 245 Volleyball 102, 103 Volunteers 184, 185 VonAlman, Greg Vranich, Karen 187, 214 Vranich, Mark 245, 246 Vrlick. Cindy 159. 245 Vukovich. Pam 225 VuMor Television 279 w Wachel. Deanne 172, 236. 245 Waisnora. Paul 245 Wait. Robert 234 Walcutt, Stephen 74, 91 Walczak, Kenneth 28, 245 Walker. Aleen 245 Walker. Damon 234 Walker, Joseph 234 Walker. Kimberly 101, 163, 245 Walker. Kris 234 Wall. John 225 Walsh. Steve 214 Walter. Andrew 114, 175, 245 Wands. Kathy 214 Ware. Ron 15. 118. 234 Wasilak, John 245 Watson. Don 245. 294 Watson. Kimberly 94, 225 Watson. Michael 126. 245 Watson. Patricia 234 Watt. Carol 214 Waxman, Karyn 193, 214 Webber. Joseph 214 Webber. Mike 234 Webber. Rick 225 Weiner. Sharon 219, 225 Weiss. Mrs Jody 249 Weiss. Mrs. Marsha 165, 249 Welch. Brian 234 Welch. Kevin 180, 181. 214 Welsh. Kevin 225 Wenner. Allison 245 Wenner, Devorah 164, 171, 232. 234 Werra. Donna 225 Westerfield, Mark 143, 234 Westerfield, Mike 143, 234 Westerfield. Theresa 187, 214 Weather and Moods 54. 55 Where to go if you don’t have a date 18. 19 White. David 136. 245 White. Larry 225 White. Tom 225 Whitely. Mr. Thomas 100. 101. 249 Whitted. Bill 17. 181. 203. 214 Whitted. Tom 114. 228. 234 Why join a club 154, 155 Wicinskl, Jackie 53. 245 Wiger, Diane 225 Wiley, Heidi 100. 123, 145. 157. 214 Wiley, Kimberly 245 Wilkinson. Brian 49. 146. 162, 234 Williams. Kelly 214 Williams. Todd 245 Wiliam Standard 263 Wilson. Joi 37. 40. 87. 103, 225, 264 Wils on. Shannon Wilson, Susan 172. 173. 245 Winter Spirit Week 56. 57 Wisniewski. Miss Annette 249 Wltecha. Carole 171, 234 Wttham. Jeff 114, 245 TO PSYCHE HERSELF up for Saturday morning competition, fresh- man Speech Team member Joanne Bame practices her poetry cutting in the empty hall. — 300 Index — ' Wltkowski, John 234 Witkowski, Lynda 214 Witmer, Jacqueline 159, 178, 179, 191, 225 Witmer, Michele 157, 191. 204. 214 WJOB Local Radio 1230, 291 Wojciehowski, Janice 187, 214 Wojclk, Candis 181, 214, 287 Wojcik, Kathleen 134, 159, 172, 245. 287 Wojcik. Susan 36. 57. 128. 129, 161, 219, 225. 287 Wolf. James 225 Wolf. Nicholas 5. 214 Wolf. Scott 234 Wolfe. David 225 Wolfe. Michael 245 Wood. Pam 234 Woodline Lumber 278 Woodworth. Diane Wrestling 126, 137 Wroblewskl, Mr. Steve 98, 24 7 Wulf. Cheryl 214 Wulf. Christine 214 THE PRECIOUS SEVEN minute passing period provides a relief from the day’s hectic schedule. Waiting as long as they can to start to class, students hurry to their next hour. 172, 245, 270 Yonover, Scott 91. 156, 157, 169, 171. 178. 214, 257. 270, 273 Yorke, Adam 65. 156, 157, 204, 214 Yorke, Mrs Mary 215. 248. 249 Yosick. Elizabeth 187, 225 Yu. Lucy 157. 214. 303 Yuraitis. Cheryl 187. 270 z Ziants, Tim Zondor. Linda 172, 245 Zubay, Jim 235 Zucker. Angela 234, 235, 66 Zudock. Jeffrey 51. 55. 87. 171. 216, 225 Zudock, Mrs. Violet 249 Zudar (CPA). Robert 285 Zurad. Regina 32. 67. 216, 225, 286 Zurad. Renee 24. 134, 196, 197, 215, 286 Zygmunt. Eva 15, 165, 195, 215 Zygmunt, Kristin 181, 225 Zygmunt, Tony 18. 157, 225 Y Yang. James 73, 131. 156. 214, 225 Yang. Joe 234 Yang. Nancy 172, 173, 191, 245 Yates. Micheal 225 Yates. Michael L 14. 155, 175, 214 Yekel. Bridget 49, 245 Yekel. Steven 184. 234 Yerkes. Andy 55. 157. 167, 196. 197, 214 Yerkes. Mr Jack 43, 145. 181, 197, 220. 24, 249 Yonover. Bradley 14, 50, 91, 130, 171, Zahorsky, Daniel 235 Zajac, Jim 5. 105, 118, 145. 225 Zajac. John 5. 87. 105, 118, 157. 173, 215, 303 Zando, Lorrie 245 Zandatra ' a 277 Zatorski, Karen 163, 189, 235 Zatorski, Kevin 215 Zavatsky. Debbie Zavatsky, Karen Zawada. David 197, 225 awada, Jeff 171. 245 Zehme, Kevin Zemaitis. Robert 245 Zemaitis. William 148, 150, 178. 187. 225 Zeman. Helenka 150. 159. 163, 168. 169, 191. 215. 257. 278 Zeman. Jessica 163. 232, 235 Zembala, Mrs. Susan 125 Colophon " The 1982 PARAGON was bound by the efforts of 22 staff members who set out to prove the theme, “We don’t fit the mold . . . We break it.” As each shipment of pages made its way from the confines of our Publications room to mysterious Montgom- ery, Alabama, Herff Jones Yearbooks printed 1000 copies of volume 17, using offset lithography. The lithographed cover is an original school design with four- color pictures set on a tan 0465 background and bordered with ultrablue 0102. The yearbook used 160 pt. Binders Board cover material that was Smyth sewn, rounded and backed. Within the cover is 304 pages of 80 lb. Bordeaux paper with ice blue endsheets. Throughout the book, 10 pt. Souvenir Light was used for copy and ads, with 8 pt. for captions, folios and ads, and 6 pt. for index. Souvenir Demi-Bold was used in 14 pt. and 18 pt. for Activities, Athletics and Personalities subheads; 30 pt. and 36 pt. was used for Organizations and Personalities headlines. Display headlines used Format type. All theme pages used 36 pt. Broadway, while the Activities section used 36 pt. Tiffany Medium. The Academics section was set in 36 pt. Benguait Gothic Book, while Athletics used 48 pt. Eurostile Bold Shaded. Special feature pages highlighted 36 pt. Serif Gothic Heavy headlines with 18 pt. Helios Italic subheads. The opening signature featured four-color pictures with spin- off color. Division pages were accentuated with Colonial Blue 800. Root Photography of 1131 West Sheridan Road in Chicago, Illinois, shot all faculty and student portraits, with the majority of the remaining photos being taken and developed by staff pho- tographers. We would like to sincerely thank our Herff Jones representa- tive, Mr. George Kingsley, for being our faithful “interpreter” between Munster and Alabama; cartoonist Paul Mounts for his talent with our feature on “Embarassing Moments;” janitress Maria for her humorous advice during late night sessions; and our parents for their patience and encouragement. Lastly, we would like to thank our fearless adviser, Mrs. Nancy Hastings, for always being able to help us cope with the “unexpected” and for her devoted time and patience with this yearbook. Julie Levy Lisa Goldberg Linda Colgrove Michelle Bados Laura Brauer Rita Siavelis Nicki Kott Chris Koman Scott Yonover Helene Pappas Kim Olds Helenka Zeman Jeff Plesha Jelena Trikich Kathy Kolodziej Elyse Grossman Suzanne Lasky Staff Jim Siavelis Mike Casey, Tim Maloney, Shannon Noe, Scott Robbins, Jake Svardstrom Mrs. Nancy Hastings Adviser Editor-in-Chief Copy Editor Layout Editor Photography Editor Layout Intern Academics Editor Academics Intern Activities Editor Activities Intern Advertising Editor Advertising Intern Athletics Editor Athletics Intern Organizations Editor Organizations Intern Personalities Editor Personalities Intern Head Photographer Photographers — Index 301 — — 302 We don’t fit the mold — STATE COMPETITIONS PROVIDE the true test of hard work and determination. Sophomore Chess Team members Bill Colias and Peter Bereolos proudly present Principal Dr. David Dick with the first place State trophy. DEDICATION IS THE driving force behind many achievements. Senior Mike Chelich visually leaves his mark on the high school by painting a mural on the pool wall. We brcke the mold . . . One hundred and seventy-five school days later, 1402 stu- dents anxiously threw their tattered folders and graffitied note- books into the air, symbolizing the end of another school year. Yet, no one could admit that it had been just another year. Six National Merit Finalists ga ined recognition while senior Mike Chelich expressed his devotion to diving and painting through a multi-colored mural on the pool wall. Winter Spirit Week returned, as a now-permanent tradition, to revive morale and enthusiasm after the two-week winter break. Ironically, the end was only the beginning as 74 percent of the graduating class accepted the college challenge. Beyond the metal doubledoors, the community welcomed the students’ services in a Student Government blood drive and a faculty versus seniors basketball game benefit for eighth-grader Lori Colclasure, afflict- ed with Epidermolysis Bullosa, a rare skin disease. As spring rains, and surprisingly enough, nine inches of snow appeared in April, senioritis spread to the freshmen, sophomores, and juniors. Banquets commended most valuable athletes and devoted actors for their performances. However, recognition also belonged to the hesitant junior who sought out the courage to ask “his girl” to prom, and nervous seniors who scurried home to their mailboxes, awaiting college acceptances and rejections. Despite the frustrations of college decisions or the fated “riding the bench” during basketball season, individuals and teams tack- led their obstacles and accepted their challenges. From the very outset to the utmost edge, one certainty remained clear — “We don’t fit the mold, we break it.” WITHIN THE SECURITY of a team constructive strategy and a vote of huddle, Junior Varsity Basketball Coach Mr. confidence to his team. Ed Robertson, English teacher, offers GETTING DOWN TO work in a style all his own, junior Joe Teller opts for a kneeling position, rather than a chair, while researching sources for his junior term paper. BREAKING DOWN THE international barriers, Mrs. Marlis Tippet and seniors Lucy Yu, Brian Morford, John Zajac and Amy Strachan discuss their rebuttal to an Anti- American editorial in Der Spiegel. — We break it 303 — REFLECTING UPON THE year’s moods, events, and challenges, three students react to their surroundings. While junior April Chambers becomes engrossed in thought during class, sophomore Martha Regelman celebrates spirit week with an intergalactic costume, and a student takes advantage of the quiet hallway to make up a test.


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