Munster High School - Paragon Yearbook (Munster, IN)

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Paragon ' 83 On the cover . . . Mustang spirit. As spirit became contagious throughout school, students displayed it in different ways. This occurred as senior Jeff Zudock (60) and junior Dan Plaskett (65) cheered on the side- lines for the Football team while the Junior Class com- peted for the spirit award. Junior Janie Etling added her own pensive spirit as she anticipated a hurrah for the junior float, ' Daffy Duck,” in the Homecoming parade. Hanging on. Finally reaching the top. fresh- man David Levin is caught in the act of prov- ing his strength and en- durance in his physical education class. CAUTION This can be catchy Contents Opening Student Life Athletics People Community Index Closing .i. .• Paragon 1983 Munster High School 8808 Columbia Ave. Munster, IN 46321 Volume 18 atchy surroundings. Whether it was junior Scott Johnson filing away a piece of wood, a jeep full of cheering seniors or just senior Brian Luberda kicking his feet up while working at the DECA bookstore, the Source, students became hooked in the catchy atmosphere of school life. LAKE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY C aution: The Surgeon General has deter- mined that Munster High School can be catchy to students’ in- terests. Catchy? Who would believe this school could be catchy? Dragging weary bodies. 1,356 stu- dents and 69 teachers returned Sept. 7 to what many thought would be another dull routine, a 1 80 day school year. Ever since the construction in 1979 and the fire in 1980, students and staff alike faced the constant hassles of workers, machinery and inconveniences. Who would believe that " normalcy” would finally return to a catchy atmosphere which would hook the unsuspecting crowd? As the sleepy senior girl shuffled her slow-moving feet towards her locker, those Monday morning blahs penetrated every inch of her body. Dashing down the hall, an eager group of friends boasted some juicy gossip about last Friday ' s party. Ev- eryone within 300 feet caught the message! After that dreaded first hour, the day started to pick up. Friends huddled around each other discussing what to wear for “Good Morning Day.” imagining being decked out in pink sponge rollers and plaid flannels for Spirit Week. Wheth- er through the strangely painted faces or the colorful array of sky- ward-bound helium balloons, Home- coming festivities entangled a stu- dent ' s interest. The contagious spirit spread out- ward through the school as “comput- er junkies” spent frustrated hours programming Pascal ' s triangle in the Computer Math room, while other “junkies’ " approached the “Apple Or- chard” to run their programs on the 29 newly acquired Apple II Plus com- CAUTION School can be addictive Complete Concentration. Taking a second look at the board, junior Sherra Stewart tries to apply the basic Identity cos 2x sin 2x l to her trigonometry problem A ; On the side. During a time out. Coaches Leroy Marsh and Assistant Al Buchnowski instruct senior George Shinkan on how to complete a first down against Calu- met. Opening 3. puters. Make-believe Congressmen proposed bills ranging from cuts in defense spending to reforming tax laws as other leaders and chairmen became entranced with the competi- tive debates in the Hopcal Govern- ment simulation exercise. Innovative learning techniques enticed students as a Sociology class staged a lunch time fight to record the amazed stu- dent reaction. Individual interests clutched others as the Scuba Club explored the murky depths of France Park in Lo- gansport while Chess Team mem- bers spent countless hours of prac- tice on the way to their National competition. Not only were students in academ- ics and organizations susceptible to this rampant spirit, but so were ath- letes. The Boys’ Tennis team ad- vanced to semi-state playing as if they were vying for the Wimbleton championship. With the same emo- tional feeling in mind, the 12-2 Girls’ Swimming team swam to a tenth place finish at state. Perhaps the administration should post signs on the doors entering the school warning students . . . Caution: This could be catchy. Don ' t fight it- schod infects oil interests Two faced. Going beyond the normal dress code of red and white day, junior Brian Bohling anxiously awaits his class battle cry during the Homecoming pep rally. Just one more drop. Awaiting the color change from the final drop of iodine, junior Rick Dernulc and sopho- more Ron Harding become engrossed in their chemis- try laboratory experiment. Hats off to Daffy. We re no. 1 shouts junior Kim Plesha as she exemplifies her spirit on behalf of the Junior Class before the Homecoming parade. The ju- niors later went on to capture first place with their winning float, " Daffy Duck!” Key in. Waiting for her measure leading into the " Mickey Mouse song, " junior Angie Bubala becomes wrapped up in the band ' s practice in preparation for their performance at Walt Disney World during spring break. A different spectrum. While inserting a magnesium ribbon into the bunsen burner flame. Mr. James Thom- as assists sophomore John Fredericks as he catches the fascination of chemistry class during the lab. • : ■ ' A I „ M Caught in the act of Student Life Practice makes perfect. Preparing for an upcoming concert, sopho- more Debbie Kish strives to reach her alto note while studying a piece of music from " The King and I " during choir. Anticipating a reaction. Completing the last step of her chemistry lab. sophomore Amy Goldenberg adds hydrochloric acid to her solution awaiting the results of the gaseous reaction. A s the curtains separated, the stage appeared ob scure with nondistinct figures. A silent, yet impa tient audience sat restless in their seats anticipat ing the first scene. Suddenly, the lights blared and anxious eyes headed for the M.A.S.H. surround ings as Radar ' s head was listening to the ground At that very moment, students became caught in the act. Whether this act consisted of capturing first place in the Speech and Debate State competition, expanding knowledge as the Advanced Placement Biology class visited Rush-Presby- terian St. Luke’s Hospital in Chicago or just simply being obsessed in the diet craze, students were involved in a variety of acts. As student life extended beyond the “norm,’’ a mofding spirit brought an unprecedented second place for the seniors while innovative learning methods such as surveying personal- ity traits in Sociology class became amazing. Students be- came engrossed with the little things such as selling box after box of M M’s or pound after pound of oranges and grapefruit to help finance the Marching Band’s trip to Walt Disney World in Florida, or Distributive Education Clubs of America’s (DECA) annual trip to State competition in Indianapolis. As activities became more addictive, there were some which were time-consuming but satisfying. Sleepy over- worked bodies could be noticed as the Paragon staff members worked an average of 20 hours a week, while Crier spent late Thursday nights at the printer for the production of the bi- weekly newspaper. Students partook in different areas of stu- dent life activities as they all were caught in the act. Rookie rowdies. Determined to proveto the rest of the school that they have the most spirit, Freshman Class members give it their best shot at cheering during the battle cry. 0 Student Life We ' re number one. By dressing as Captain Mustang, sophomore Brett Robbins shows his school spirit during the Homecoming game. Let ' s get rowdy. With signs in hand, the Freshman Class involves themselves in the pep assembly by joining in on the fight song. 0 School Spirit " What’s our Mustang battle cry? VICTO- RY! " As the stands suddenly grew packed with eager fans, one could just feel the excite- ment building. With screaming cheers filling the air and confetti flying in all directions, students raved for the football team hoping to lead them onto a victory over rival High- land. As the final seconds ticked away, a pass slipped through the receiver’s hands leaving the Mustangs short 7-10. Despite the defeat, spirit remained active throughout the entire game. Spirit was higher than past years most people felt. Equally important, attitudes were reversed in a more positive way. " I’ve seen an improved amount of spirit within the school. More students seem to care about what is going on than in previous years, " stated Mr. Donald Fortner, business teacher. With more cooperation than had been ex- hibited in previous years, the Senior Class created a second place float, higher than they had finished for the last two years, while the freshmen put in extra time decorating the “Looney Tunes " theme for the Homecoming dance. " I was really pleased to see the large number of people who participated in the building of the senior float, " explained senior Sue Wojcik. " The class finally proved that we do have spirit, it has been hiding until now,” added Sue. Homecoming wasn’t the only time stu- dents proved their spirit. More and more peo- ple attended the athletic games throughout the year than in the past. “I have never seen so many people attend a girls ' basketball game than I did this year,” stated senior Dori Downing. “Cheerleaders even offered to cheer at one of our home games, which seemed really nice for a change, " she added. On the academic scene, enthusiasm was aroused by the arrival of new computers. " I think the new com- puters are really great because the way society is going now, computers will probably become a big part of our lives,” said junior Dana Keckich. Spirits were lifted in the Foreign Language Department as students changed their nor- mal routine by dressing up in the cultural costumes of their country. “It was fun to have a change for a day. I was happy to see that students involved themselves in a for- eign language for once, " stated senior Lori Goldberg. The year came to a close and pep assem- blies became fewer and fewer. While school records were broken and other teams suf- fered heart-breaking defeats, the spirit never died. " Although there was much improve- ment in spirit, I wish I could see even more students become involved in activities. After all, what is a school when there isn’t any spirit,” explained Mr. Fortner. What’s a school without spirit Finger lickin’ good. While enjoying her meal at the chicken barbeque, Mrs. Cheryl Joseph, Librarian and Sen- ior Class Sponsor, discusses the weekend festivities with her daughter Tanya. Highland abuse. With much enthusiasm involved, the varsity football team attacks a poor freshman dressed up to be a Highland student at the pep assembly. School Spirit 9 Finishing touches. Given a half day off school, seniors make the best of it as they put the final flowers on their float, Pepe Le Pue. Homecoming court. Court members include freshmen Christine Halas and escort Jerry Pu- pillo; sophomore Linda Zondor and escort sen- ior Tim Agerter; junior Tara Stevens and escort alumnus Pete Mann; seniors queen Ann Broder- sen and escort Jeff Tucker; Manette Kish and escort Mike Minn; and senior Terri Mahler and escort alumnus John Kontos. 10: Homecoming Looney Tunes Streaming confetti, decorated halls, knock school daffy t was graduation day and I be- came a bit nostalgic. I decided to take one final tour of the school for old times sake. Walking in a somewhat trance-like state, I began thinking about what the future held for me. Suddenly . . . crash! I could not re- member anything, except that I woke up with a splitting headache. I felt as if I had been sleeping for years like Rip Van Winkle, only soon to find out, Trapping Daffy. Holding the Junior Class mascot, juniors Lori Jarrett and Georgia Tsako- poulous show their class spirit before the pa- rade. Mourning Porky. Taps fill the air as the Soph- omore Class mourns their float, Porky Pig ' s death, while the floats are judged at the Chris- tian Reformed Church. it had been just a year. Every bone in my body ached. As I stood up shakily, I looked around and everything seemed different. I felt like I had been to a big pajama party. Students were coming at me with rollers in their hair, cold cream on their faces and ratty bathrobes and wooly pajamas on their bodies. If only I had known that I would be surround- ed by colorful, bright jerseys the next day and be pricked by a cowboy ' s spur and practically scalped by an In- dian ' s tomahawk, I would have con- tinued sleeping. It was somewhere be- tween feeling like I was in kiddieland and feeling right at home in the loo- ney toon atmosphere that I realized it must be Homecoming spirit week. What was that you said? " We went to a camp that gave us all these new ideas,” stated junior Lisa Trilli, cheer- leader. Eekkk! I was almost run over by a stampede of students heading out to the pep assembly. The warm October breeze seemed unusual during this time of year. Suddenly, rolls of toilet- paper bombared my body and multi- colored confetti showered my head as I searched for a place to sit among this very spirited bunch. " I think spir- it week and all the activities came out better than they have in the past few years. The pep rally was better be- cause more people were there with signs and confetti, " explained junior Cathy Cerajewski. Fine, feathered friend. Daffy duck is ready to knock out the competition as it prepares to join the parade procession. Homecoming J ‘ Time to get up. Decked out in pajamas and rollers, seniors Jane Michel and Kris Mager wel- come in " good morning day ' " for Spirit Week. We are 1. After the announcement of their first place float, the juniors give Daffy a big sendoff before heading to the dumps to be dis- mantled. 12_ Homecoming Looney Tunes Howdy cowboy. To show her homecoming spirit, Mrs. Ruth Ann Brasaemle, English teach- er, dresses in the western code for Spirit Week. Daffy decorations. Putting the finishing touches on the float, junior Karen Eggers hur- ries to make flowers in order to complete the last skirt. The moment the students look for- ward to, a half day of school in order for the students to go put the finish- ing touches on their floats, was here. It was 2 p.m. and the floats had already been judged. The parade trav- eled out of the Christian Reformed Church parking lot and down Ridge Road. The seniors " Peped up " with Pepe le Pue, while the juniors " Knocked ’em Daffy” with Daffy Duck. A Marching Band member played ‘ Taps " as the sophomores " Hammed it up " around Porky Pig ' s grave. As a group of darkly clothed sopho- mores, each sporting a black arm band, stood solemnly by their de- ceased float, one sophomore ex- plained that due to constructional problems the last night of float build- ing, " Porky became bacon.” Explain- ing the improvised float, Sophomore Class sponsor Mr. Robert Wendall, mathematics teacher said, “under the circumstances that was the best we could do. " Sleeping for a year certainly builds up an appetite. The Speech and De- bate members planned for a lot of hungry people as they cooked 1150 chicken halves and served 270 pints of potato salad, along with 2400 rolls for their annual Chicken Barbeque. By 7:30 that evening, the Mustangs and Calumet Warriors had taken to the field for the Friday night game. The game’s excitement kept the crowds ' minds busy and away from the halftime anticipation of who would be queen and which class float would reign victorious. Before I knew it, time had passed and it was time for the announcing of the homecoming royalty, which in- cluded princesses Christine Halas, freshman: Linda Zondor, s ophomore; Tara Stevens, junior; seniors Nanette Kish, Terri Mahler and queen Ann Brodersen. Suddenly the wild crowd turned silent as the Junior Class float, Daffy Duck, took first place; the Sen- ior Class float, Pepe La Pue won sec- ond place; while the Sophomore Class took third. Just as I thought all the excitement Technically speaking. While looking over the senior float framework plans, seniors Robert Fitzgibbons and Brian Luberda discuss the con- struction of the float, Pepe Le Pue. Homecoming 13 Caught in the middle. Encircled by the Homecoming couples, senior queen Ann Bro- dersen and escort Jeff Tucker enjoy the queen recognition dance. Caped crusader. It is not a bird or a plane; it is senior Bill Zemaitis as Captain Mustang, hop- ing to ring up some spirit at the pep assembly. Looney Tunes was about to die down, the score- board glared with the best results — Munster had wholloped Calumet 20- 0. For the fourth consecutive year, the Mustangs won their Homecoming game. Although exhausted, I could not fall asleep again for fear that I might miss more excitement. Besides, I promised the Freshmen Class to help decorate for the dance. The freshman sponsor Mr. Phil Clark, literature teacher, stated, “there was a good turnout and they all seemed to be working.” I overheard freshman Kelly Harle say, “we all worked really hard to make decorations go over well for homecoming.” It was 8 p.m. and I was ready to boogie to the looney tunes of “Mid- west Express. " The freshmen’s ef- forts did not go to waste as over 200 couples danced to their beat. “It was Seniors rule. Buy a balloon from Distributive Education of America (DECA) member. Senior Alison Olah shows her spirit during the Home- coming pre-game pep assembly. a nice atmosphere and the band was good. There seemed to be more peo- ple last year, but I still had a good time,” explained sophomore Chris Camino. This was a wonderful homecom- ing. I have decided that I do not want to go to college right now. High school has been so much fun. I think I ' ll . . . crash! Until next year. Decorating dilemmas. Cooperating helps to get the job done. Freshmen Lisa Golewski, Dan- ielle Stevens and Susie Hackett strive to win the hall decorating competition for their class. Getting down. Coordinating their moves, sen- iors Larry Braman and Reggie Zurad dance to the musical beat of " Midwest Express. " Caught in the spotlight. Carefully attaching the flowers to Daffy Duck, junior Heidi Hansen works diligently into the night. Homecoming _15 Reaching the heights. Striving to get the ball, fresh- man Patty Hittle participates in a volleyball game during her free time. Getting the beat. Practicing guitar chords, junior An- nette Arent enjoys playing and composing songs during her spare time. 16 " Freetime As they eyed the clock waiting for that magical 2:40 p.m. to finally arrive, some stu- dents impatiently squirmed in their seats an- ticipating the short jaunt home, an inviting box of Hostess cupcakes, a comfortable couch, and a favorite Flintstones rerun on television. Others, however, would have to delay this relaxing lifestyle as they stayed after the fi- nal bell in order to attend a French Club meet- ing, basketball practice, or even to spend time on the computers. Free time, whether school related or re- laxed, provided time for varied student inter- ests and activities. way from school, free time activities ged from writing poetry to composing igs. " I write poetry a lot because it seems jelieve tension from the everyday pres- s, " explained Lisa Lutz, sophomore, though not writing poetry, junior An- e Arent used her free time for creative ests as well. " I spend my free time play- a guitar. I practice popular songs and try make up some of my own songs,” Annette explained. Some students just wanted time to relax fter a long, hectic day at school. " In my free ie after school, I usually relax and watch for awhile. Relaxing helps me forget „t all of the pressures of school,” stated alynn Regeski, junior. Similarly, junior Lisa Montes explained, “I k the thing I do most often in my free ne is sleep.” While relaxing with the television set or □ iching a few extra hours of sleep filled free rr.t for some, others had to rush through leir day to an after school job. ”1 do have a Gathering data. To ensure a good report, sophomore Brett Robbins devotes many hours of his time to re- searching and writing his paper. lot less time to go out now and I often have to stay up much later to get my homework done,” explained Natalie Shimala, senior. Although not paid for their time, other stu- dents filled free hours with volunteer work. " I help at the bible school for the handicapped at my church,” explained junior Julie Kieft. For the students who stayed after school to actively participate in extra-curricular clubs, sports, or school-related activi- ties, they, too, spent time doing what they enjoyed. " Volleyball and tennis took up most of my free time; if not the games, then the practices,” junior Kim Hittle said. “During the spring, tennis practices took up a lot of time and I had less time to relax after school,” stated Geralynn. A new option for free time developed as Room 323, alias, the “Apple Orchard, " pro- vided 29 Apple II Plus computers for stu- dents to program. Lisa Montes explained, “when I have free time, I usually like to play around with computers. I like writing pro- grams and finding out more about the com- puter itself.” Sometimes, free time activities interfered with school work. During Homecoming, stu- dents often came to school half asleep be- cause of the late hours spent building floats and folding tissue paper flowers. The 2:40 p.m. bell finally blared through the room and students dashed out the door. For some, Fred Flintstones and Twinkies im- patiently waited at home. For others, free time was not just for lounging anymore — computers, work, meetings or athletic prac- tices kept them beyond the school day hours. How do you spell relief? Spare time. Finally getting a quiet moment to himself, Body building. To improve his physique, junior Roland junior Mark Lorenzi relaxs as he spends his time playing Murillo works out in the weight room after school. a game of Atari. Free time 17 18 " Working Rewards, sacrifices . . . all in a work Service with a smile. Providing a helping hand, senior, Mike Dernulc helps a loaded down shopper with her groceries. It is 6:30 a.m., the alarm clock blares loud- ly in Ann ' s ear. Slowly she reaches out to turn off her alarm, feeling that familiar pain penetrate throughout her arm after frying fritters from 4 until 9 p.m. the previous night. Ann ' s notes from Chemistry lie right beside her, untouched. Her head throbs from fa- tigue. That familiar question runs through her head once more, 1 " is having a job really y S w ° rth it?” Students showed mixed feelings to having a job. On the posi- tive side, senior Natalie Shimala, who works at Thon’s carry out, explained, " it’s a place where I can forget about school work and all of the pressures I have for a few hours.” In agreement, junior Terri Check, a Ken- tucky Fried Chicken worker, explained, " we have a very small crew at work which results in everyone being close.” She added " I also feel that it is a great experience for me be- cause I can relate to the customers and I can get working experience which many kids my age don’t have.” On the other hand, some students took no pleasure from their work. Junior Jeff McNur- Ian honestly admitted that he did not enjoy working due to laziness and had a job only to pay for college expenses. Reasons for attaining jobs differed. " I got a job in order to earn extra spending money for college next year. It also helps out in saving for a trip to Florida for spring break,” said senior Reggie Zurad, aerobic instructor. However, junior Lisa Trilli explained that having a job gave her something to do on the weekends. Although most students found having a job advantageous, parents worried about suf- fering grades, lack of extra-curricular activi- ties, and a nonexistent social life. “My par ents wanted me to have a job during the summer but they weren’t to thrilled about having it during school, since grades were very important, " Lisa said Some parents, however, accepted and even encouraged the idea. “My parents were happy to see that I was ambitious, " ex claimed Bill Cuban, sophomore. Besides parents’ objections, students also found drawbacks to attending school and having a job. " My weekends were taken and I barely got by doing my homework, " ex- plained Denise Derow, senior. “I have noticed that working does deprive me of some after school activites. I work from 2 to 5 p.m., which keeps my afternoons busy, but my evenings are usually free,” stat- ed Suzanne Lasky, senior. While some students found difficulty in coping with the pressures of school, a social life and a job, others found that they could handle it without too many complications. “My job does not affect my school work or my social life because my hours are flexi- ble, " said senior Chris Rodriguez. As she snuggled under the cover, Ann thought about her second hour Chemistry test and her unfinished five paragraph theme due fourth hour. Tiredly yawning, Ann real- ized that she had to pay a price to maintain a job and school. " If only I didn’t work last night ... " Southern hospitality. While working at Kentucky Fried Chicken on Ridge Road, junior Terri Check serves the customer with a smile. Sitting on the job. To provide a comfortable fit, junior Monica Kernaghan searches for the perfect size shoe for her customer at Big Red. Stretching out. Getting into the exercise craze, senior Reggie Zurad warms up before teaching her aerobic class at the Highland American Legion hall. Cleaning up. Clearing dirty dishes is only part of junior Dan Sirounis ' job as a bus boy at his father ' s restaurant, the Commander. ijf Catch the beat. Catching up with the new releases, Michelle Kambis. sophomore, selects a Robert Plant al- bum that will turn her table and fit her budget. Centipede. Spending extra change on the video craze, junior Chris Candelaria tries to improve his score. 20 ' Money Problems It ' s another Friday night, one could roller- skate all night, take a loved one to the latest Clint Eastwood flick and out for Gino ' s East pizza afterwards or just visit the local arcade, Noah ' s Arc, to outdo the previous Pac-man score. The only stipulation that faced the student concerned money problems. Now it was up to that student to earn that extra cash for the weekend or else stay home and watch the " Dukes of Hazard” for entertainment. Sauntering up to dear ol ' dad, the student hinted about how he ' d love to wash the Sub- urban station wagon, along with the trusty St. Bernard for a minimal fee for the rest of his teenage weekends. As some students resorted to household chores for extra money, others found differ- ent ways to obtain needed cash. “I gave swim lessons and saved holiday and birthday money for emergencies,” said Jeff Thomas, senior. " When I needed money I usually ba- bysat, " stated Ann Helms, junior. Once the student earned that extra cash, he divided it evenly to fit his seemingly hor- rendous budget. One major obligation which Movie craze. Breaking the economic crunch, junior Kris Mott hands over the $4.20 for tickets as she awaits the Academy Award nominee " Tootsie. made money scarce was everyday necessi- ties. Out of 100 student questionaires, the major expenses were divided evenly with 46 percent saying gas, 50 per cent saying school lunches and munchies, while four per cent spent money on clothes and entertainment. Although everyday expenses required a lot of money, albums and weekend activities which parents wouldn’t provide for had to be forgotten. " My parents insisted I purchase my luxury items, " claimed Terri Check, junior. With the same problem, junior Bob Hart explained, " movies were my main extra that my parents encouraged me to pay for.” Even though necessities and luxuries re- quired extra money, some students took the other path and occupied themselves in non- expensive ways. " I usually stayed home or went out and played some kind of sport,” stated Jim George, junior. " Sometimes I even caught up on my studies. " Whether it involved sitting at home on a weekend watching " Saturday Night Live” or going to the show to see the Academy Award nominee " Tootsie, " students found ways to cope with their money problems. At home, school, students feel big squeeze Passing time. Keeping Arlene Rossin occupied while she earns some extra cash babysitting, sophomore Chris Glass looks on while she rolls the dice. Money Problems 121 Hitting the heights of trends, fashions As Michelle walked down the street, heads turned, as they could not help to notice that she seemed to be at the height of fashion and trend. Clad in indigo blue stonewashed jeans which were tucked into short suede boots with her jean jacket thrown carelessly over her arm, Michelle was oblivious to the stares. She just snapped happily down the street as she listened to Michael Jackson’s hit “Billy Jean " on her Sony Walkman. All of these were fads of today. Whether in clothes, music, games or movies, there were certain trends that stood out as being more popular than others. Fads in clothing were fashionable. Trends in clothing usually started from fashion mag- azines like Vogue, Glamour, Harper’s Ba- zaar, and Gentlemen’s Quarterly. Tight pants ending just above the ankle, short suede or leather boots and anything in denim were very much " in. " Miniskirts and striped jeans were being shown everywhere. A new designer, Norma Kamali, was a hit with her sweatsuit material designs which came in various colors. Accessories were extremely trendy. Color- ful geometric shaped earrings and matching patent leather or cumberbun belts always added an extra flair to an outfit. The jewelry resembled costume jewelry, large and chunky. It was very bright and came in an array of colors. However, black, red and Casual corner. Dressed in " comfy " sweats, t-shirt and Penrod Paper hat, senior Serbo Simeoni cap- tures the casual look. Morning after. As a momentum of last nights concert, senior Karen Orlich shows off her new t-shirt to senior Kathy Kolodziej. 22 ' Fads, fashions white were the most used colors. Boys, although not as trendy in fashion as girls, also were wearing fashionable clothing of today. For dress, pleated pants, thin tex- tured ties and semi-pointed cowboy boots made a very nice outfit. A more casual look could have been an Ocean Pacific shirt, Le- vi’s and to top it off, a Penrod paper hat. Fads did not just stop at fashion as new movies came out. Popular movies ranged from flying over the moon with an extra ter- restrial friend to the desert land of India in " Gandhi. " “All the movies ranged in many topics but were all entertaining,” said junior Amy Rakos. Another form of entertainment that fol- lowed a trend were video games. Through grocery and drug stores everywhere, one could have heard the binging and bonging of the newly installed video machines. “Don- key Kong,” " Centipede,” and “Tron” were utilized the most. In music, some old groups were renovat- ing new music. The Rolling Stones with their hit “Going to the Go go” and Pink Floyd’s “the impossible past " were examples of this. Other groups had just became popular, such as Men at Work, the Clash, and the Gap band. As Michelle continued to walk admist the envious stares, who would have guessed that Michelle happened to be imitating Dustin Hoffman in his top grossing movie of this year, “Tootsie. " Michael isn’t it? Spring wear. Shedding his warm winter clothing, sen- ior Larry Braman dons his spring apparel as he con- verses with a friend. « Showing some leg. While sitting comfortably in her miniskirt, Senior Cathy Pfister trys to finish her composi- tion before the bell rings. Pretty as a picture. While demonstrating her artistic skills, senior Margo Magremes displays the latest fash- ion with her suede boots and vest. Fads, fashions 23 Rabbit ' s appetite. Although Michael Cha has no need to lose weight, he still enjoys a school salad garnished with pickles and cheese. Something different. Tired of the basic hamburger and fry routine, freshman Dave Geyer and Jim Smick appetize themselves with a plateful of salad. ing minute by minute until lunch time, while at the same time trying desperately to put up with the stomach cramps. Dieting became not only a whim, but a way of life for many students. Some changed their diet by trying to gain weight. " I have to try and force myself to take seconds of calo- ric or starchy foods at meals, and I always try to eat a heavy snack after school and before I go to bed,” stated senior Ann Brodersen. Be- ing underweight was as much a problem for some as being ten or twenty pounds too plump. Excuses were given and willpower was broken at times. ‘‘I’ll start tomorrow because mom just got home with the groceries, was a common excuse for me, " joked senior Laura Brauer. All students seemed to put off the inevitable with the most outrageous reasons known to mankind. Fast-food chains offered quite a hindrance to those striving to lose weight. Just heading home would take one by many restaurants. " Whenever I hear the words Bunch-O-Lunch all thoughts of dieting leave my mind until the next morning when I can ' t get into those snug-fitting jeans, " explained Caryn Costa. Walking out of the cafeteria, one could spot the boy on the left throwing the carrot down in disgust and running up to the lunch line, the girl on the right moving the salad away in distaste and ripping into three bags of M M’s, and one underweight boy head- ing over to the pop-machine to grab his well- deserved Diet Pepsi. Diet craze clashes with battle of the munchies Walking through the cafeteria, one could spot the boy on the left delightfully devour- ing his last carrot, the girl on the right meticu- lously picking away at her most unsavory salad, and one underweight boy in line stock- ing up on lasagna with a side helping of mashed potatoes. These students had one thing in common, they all fought with willpower and battled with the munchies, yet still managed to survive the " Diet Craze " . Some struggled to lose weight while others became late-night munchers with an obsession to put on five or ten pounds in a hurry. Athletics provided a major reason for some to lose or gain weight. " By eating each regular meal and cutting down on snacking, with daily practice, its easy to lose weight,” explained sophomore gymnast Georgia Me- gremis. Others felt “difficult " was only a subtle word describing weight loss. " I find myself to be most hungry when I’m dieting,” admitted junior Tim Peters, wrestler. Free-time activities also proved to be a great reason for dieting. It may sound fun to some to gain wieght, but this seemingly won- derful position could prove difficult. " The key to proper muscle development is having a well balanced diet. This can be achieved by eating a lot of everything.” explained senior weight lifter Pat Sannito. Dieting can be monotonous and strenu- ous. Some students found themselves count- 241 Diet craze St range Dessert. After finishing his main meal consist- ing of chicken Mun-nugsters, Munster ' s version of McDonald ' s Chicken McNuggets. senior Dan Stevenson decides a bag of french fries would be perfect for des- sert. An apple a day. Concentrating on her homework dur- ing a hectic lunch period, freshman Linda Oi indulges in a low calorie apple. Two course meal. In order to calm their growling stom- achs, sophomore Dan Sorak and freshman Joe Grey hungrily stock their trays with Reubin sandwiches and soup. Diet craze I25_ ■ Junkies need fix of snacks, Snacking at McDonald’s. Ready to indulge into his cheeseburger, senior Daniel Sipkosky eagerly awaits his first bite. Munching out. Due to weekend blues, sophomore Frank Bossi goes straight for the junk food in order to relieve his boredom. 261 Junk food Watch Out! Watch our for the junkies, that is . . . , the JUNK FOOD JUNKIES. Almost everywhere you turned a junkie was there and eating almost everything in sight. One could usually find these people in the cafete- ria munching on fries and pretzels and slurp- ing down milkshakes and cans of pop. Generally speaking, these people weren ' t the diet-conscious type. " My famous line is, I’m gonig to start my diet tomorrow, but then something al- ways gets in the way, like shakes and cookies, and . . . ,” explained senior Caryn Costa. " Fast food places usually get me,” added sophomore Jay Grunewald, " I just can’t seem to give those ’sliders ' up.” Fast foods and fattening cookies weren ' t the only downfalls. " Some mornings I had no time for breakfast because of ensemble prac- tices, so I would usually try to sneak a donut in my first hour class,” explained senior Nan Kish. Junk food wasn’t just for the hungries; it provided a source of energy. " Before I work out after school I usually get Willy Wonka Oompas,” said senior Matt Clrbanski.” " I love a cool Coke during a long, tiring game of tennis; it keeps me going,” added freshman Amy Goldberg. Some students resorted to junk food in order to help fight after school boredom. " Of- ten I found myself eating after school when I wasn ' t the least bit hungry, " explained sen- ior Izabel Azevedo. Others ate because of nervousness when studying for exams. " Eating junk food cer- tainly helps break up the tediousness of studying, especially when I’m up late at night,” freshman Sheila Higgins added. On the other hand, there were those who could not seem to live without their daily fix of junk food. " I always get a craving for cheesecake,” senior Lara Speranza said, " but my biggest problem is chocolate ... I can ' t seem to live without it!” " You know you ' re really beat when some- one asks you who’s your best friend and the answer is chocolate,” senior Suzanne Lasky added jokingly. ■ In a matter of minutes. Having only 15 minutes left, sophomore Aleen Walker quickly devours her lunch be- fore the bell rings. At your fingertips. With vending machines opening after school, sophomores Mary Siavelis and Bridget Yeckel rush to insure their first choice. Quick Breakfast. Not having time for breakfast at home, senior Dionne Maniotes grabs a donut and milk to last her till lunch. Junk food _27 very messy. I take pride in my appearance. Here come the A, B, and C, lunch crowds. Do I tire? No, once again I come through and provide a happy atmosphere where there are no test pressures or reprimanding teachers. Enjoy, students. Oh dear, this is the worst time of the day. All the excitement of lunch is over. No more staged fights, fires in the french fry machine or sale of the homemade baked goodies until tomorrow. I am afraid that I have been left in a terrible state. My once gleaming floors are complete with crumbled baggies, lettuce leaves, and old sandwich crusts. I just know that the students did not do it purposely. Ah, salvation. My janitor friends are here. Ooohh, that mop tickles. Ahh, the sponge’s water is so cold, but I love it. Once again I am the pride of the school. I certainly never get lonely. Now, I have two more study halls and then my day will be almost over. 2:40 p.m. is here and the students arej ready to embark on their journey home. Of course, those bus people could not resist sit- ting at my shiny tables once more before leaving. I am waiting patiently for my day to end as I listen to the pattering of dancing feet as the Drill Team dances up a storm. It is quiet at last. Although 1 do love provid- ing the students with so much, it does get a bit tiring. But by tomorrow, I will be as good as new and waiting in anticipation for those 7:45 students. Shining, dining It’s the start of a beautiful day. My tables are shining, my floors are gleaming, and I, the cafeteria, am prepared to meet my fans. I do not want to sound like I’m bragging, but I am the most popular spot in the school. If you don ' t want to take my word for it, cafeteria extends past let the students be the 281 Social Hotspot A,B,C lunch judge. It’s 7:45 a.m. and a mad rush is com- ing to occupy my seats. The students who arrived, whether by bus or car, might have just passed through now as they were going to their lockers, but I know that they will be back. Well, why not? I offer them the opportunity to buy a nutri- cious breakfast complete with sweetrolls, fruit and milk, plus a relaxing meeting place to catch up on the juicy gossip of last night ' s date. Oh, the things I hear . . . but that’s an- other story. The 8 a.m. bell blared but of course more students will rush for my tables to work in study hall. I overheard one student say that this was his favorite class. What do you ex- pect? Look where it is located! Third hour has arrived and I am being filled with a tantalizing aroma of sizzling french fries and hamburgers. This happens to be one of my favorite dishes because it is not Shuteye. While waiting for the morning bell to ring, sen- ior Rick Fehring catches up on his sleep. Hotspot. Early arrivers use the cafeteria for study pur- poses. As time goes on more students congregate either to have some doughnuts and milk or just chat with a friend. Caring couple. As senior John Moss takes the first bite into his sweetroll, junior Kathy Przybyla helps wipe away the crumbs. Cozy corner. Instead of standing in the frigid January weather, senior Linda Backe patiently waits for her ride within the walls of the warm cafeteria. Social Hotspot _29 Students depend Starting it out. Beginning the hectic evening events with a phone call is a common escape for students. Sophomore Jenny Durham steals away into the living room for a friendly chat with sophomore Brad Yon- over. It came in varied colors and shapes with different sized chords and became a ne- cessity for most students and a way of life for others. Trying to find fast, accurate information many times during the day, students turned to man ' s best friend . . . the telephone. Few students realized how many times a day they spent on the telephone, wheth- er look- ing for a ride to school or making weekend plans. It be- came second nature to just pick up the phone when there was nothing else to do. At the tip of one’s fingers, a friend’s voice or funny tidbits could be found by just punching seven little buttons. Besides using the phone for rides to school, others felt the need to utilize it during school. “Every once in a while, I’ll call my boyfriend in between classes or during lunch to give me the incentive to go to my next class,” stated senior Beth Micenko. If it wasn’t at school, students used the phone at home more often than they real- ized. ’’You don ' t really know how much time you spend on the telephone until your family yells at you to hang up, " joked senior Reggie Zurad. Phone calls ranged from three to seven calls per day and one spent an average of a half an hour to two hours a day on the phone. Reasons varied from day to day as stu- dents utilized the phone to attain the next unit’s vocabulary list, find out Saturday night’s plans or even to catch up on the latest gossip. Telephone overuse resulted in the abuse and misuse of man’s trusted friend as smeary finger prints covered its surface. Taken for granted, the telephone proved to be a necessity, for without it, a student’s communication line was disconnected. " Sometimes when our phone was discon- nected or my brother was on the line, I start- ed to get nervous because I had no communi- cation with anyone in the outside world; it was like a phobia, " described senior Lisa Hodges. As the telephone became a way of life, its chord stretched an extra inch each day. The lazy student would try to grab that last pud- ding pop in the too-far-to-reach freezer or try to answer the door while still talking on the phone. The race began again as chairs knocked over and moms became annoyed due to the mad dash to the phone. Abrupt silence lasted only a short while until all ears registered on the inevitable, the next ring. on man’s best friend Of mice and men. Finding out Friday night ' s plans in advance, junior Phil Bacino, with a little help from Mickey Mouse, calls his friend to hear about the weekend activi- ties. T.P. phone home. Taking advantage of the convenient phone in the cafeteria, junior Tim Peters calls home for a theme he forgot in the morning rush. Telephonitis 31 Double trouble. Working on new double ' s strategy. senior Nicki Knott and younger sibling sophomore Two’s company. Taking advantage of having a sibling Marcy Kott practice their net skills making sure that no in lunch, senior Lynette Chastain uses her lunchtime to baseline shots can pass them. chat with her sister, sophomore Chery l Chastain. 32 Sibling influence It was the first day of school and Shiela headed for the seat in the back of the class- room. Realizing her brother’s name was im- printed in her mathematics teacher, Mrs. Johnson ' s mind and definitely not as a plus, she knew the moment the teacher called her last name, a vision of her desk turned upside down would come into sight. Stepping into a classroom with the same last name as a previous student often aroused the curiosity of teachers, not to men- tion name-calling confusion. " Everytime I walked into a classroom for the first time where my sister already had the teacher, I would get called my sister ' s name,” stated freshman Shiela Pavol. In agreement, senior Joe Teller explained, “certain teachers who had my brother before me always called me by his name more often than by my own name which bothered me.” He joked, " It seemed to me that it would be difficult to confuse me with my brother since we don’t look alike at all. " " My reason for mixing up sibling ' s names came directly from force of habit, " explained Mrs. Helen Engstrom, English teacher and Head Speech coach. Mot only did siblings have to put up with being called their brother or sister ' s name, but living up to their academic and athletic ability often created pressure among youn- A duet, instructing two siblings to perform the duet, Mr. Don Ostopowicz, band teacher, counts the timing per measure for junior Jim Davis and his sister freshman Laura Davis. ger siblings. " Since my brother’s grades were higher, I was expected to do better. Also, teachers told me that my brother tried much harder in school than I did,” said Joe. In the same viewpoint, senior Kathy Kolod- ziej stated, " Teachers expected my grades to be just as good as my sister’s grades.” “I repeatedly heard teachers say to me, Susan got such good grades, I know you can do better,” said sophomore Amy Goldenberg. She joked, “Another teacher used to say your brother was so smart and your such a cretin.” In the athletic scene, coaches often en- couraged siblings to perform as well as their older brother or sister. " In baseball, I was continually compared to my brother,” stated Joe. Some teachers felt comparing siblings to each other in academics and extra-curricular activities was unfair. " I felt it was illogical to compare siblings since every person was an individual to himself,” explained Mrs. Eng- strom. One teacher stated, " It was hard for me not to compare sisters and brothers if I had good relationships with them both. " As Mrs. Johnson yelled " Shiela Brown” while taking attendance, she asked with em- barrassment, " Are you related to John Brown? " Blushing with humiliation, Shiela laughed, " yes, he happens to be my broth- er!” Are you related to John Brown? A bit two much. What could be better than having two sisters as math students? Figuring out how to program Pascal ' s triangle, Mr. Steve Wroblewski, mathematics teacher shows senior Lori Goldberg and freshman Amy Goldberg how to program a figure on the computer. Reversed roles. Usually, the older sister helps the younger sister in homework, but not in this case. Being tested by her younger sibling, senior Reggie Zurad con- centrates upon answering her World Literature question as freshman Ruth Zurad awaits to ask the next question. Sibling influence 33 Students nurture Apple Orchard High sights. Determined to get the process on the foot, senior Ron Polyak pauses and reads his screen to look for possible errors. Final touch. Executing the last step in her data pro- cess. senior Laura Boyd punches in her data on a com- puter in her Computer Math Class to see if the program will run. 34 omputers How can you have an " Apple Orchard” without any fruit? Simple . . . fill room 323 with 29 new Apple II Plus computers and nickname it the Apple Orchard! Whether it was Noah ' s Arc arcade, the checkout line at Jewel, Community Hospital, Munster Lanes, the office complex, Lake County Library, home sweet home, or school, computers were tak- ing over and supplementing work with pleasure. “We ' re upgrading all com- puter facilities. This will serve as an aid to standard regular modes of teaching, " ex- plained Mr. John Marshak, assistant princi- pal and coordinator of the newly installed computer system. " We re on the edge of computer technol- ogy in the Indiana school system and climb- ing up. We were really excited about this, " exclaimed Mr. Marshak. " We re just disap- pointed we didn ' t have enough time to set up all the classes with programs this year,” he added. In the meantime, classes were using the " Apple Orchard " for data and programming, such as Advance Placement Chemistry working with the composition of radioactive isotopes in radioactive materials. " We re ex- cited about this, " explained Mr. Jeff Graves, chemistry teacher. " We ' re the first school ever to do this kind of research with radioac- tive isotopes. " Although students were utilizing the com- puters for research, others were helping to bring about advance programming. Some students gave up their study hall time to go to the " Apple Orchard " and help reprogram and improve current programs. Senior Joe Markovich, second hour aid to Mr. Marshak, worked on a terminal program to allow the main terminal to be switched on, and to focus and supplement the students ' computers. " The future looks bright for computers, " according to Mr. Marshak. He stressed that planning was being made for the computer programming in other classes, such as Eng- lish for reparagraphing, art for three dimen- tional design viewing, and even possibly word processing in journalism for Paragon and Crier copy. With aid of the new Apple Orchard, stu- dents no longer had to pester the predomi- nate teacher figure in the classroom; instead, they could easily type in their question on the keyboard and just as easily receive an answer. Overtime. Taking time out of his class to work on a computer program, Joe Markovich, senior, reprograms the main terminal for future class use. Complicated computers. Figuring out the ratio of iso- topes, senior John Frigo utilizes the new Apple II Plus computers to help find the correct answer. Going for speed. While increasing her comprehension in Develop- mental Reading, senior Laura Jones glances at key phrases to under- stand the story. Precision Counts. Being cautious to get a precise cut, Lena Che- croun, senior, cuts the black construction peper as a start to her advertisement project in Visual and Applied Design. You must start with INPUT if you want results Whether preparing a dinner of turkey in Foods, prying off a Chevy hubcap in Power Mechanics, or tuning a brass trombone for band practice, one has to start with the beginning basic instruction if he wanted results. As computer technology invaded the high school with the newly installed " Apple Orchard, " ’ students struggled with learning computer pro- gramming procedures. The first step in basic computer logic proved to be the same beginning as any other learning process, utilizing input or gathering knowledge to accomplish tasks, such as passing an Advanced Placement Biology test on cell respiration or a Scarlet Letter test in English II. When a baby is nine months old he learns his first words by imitating mom and dad. Even though " gog " ' does not sound the same as dog, he has begun the communication process. Aside from the life of a child, students began the process of input during their daily school schedule. " I drew the plans, bought the wood, checked the plans, (again), lifted the wood and then I was ready to begin,” explained Bob Prieboy, junior, concerning the steps he took to build a stool in woods class. Input involved compiling information. It was getting the necessities together and then apply- ing them. " We bought the food and had it meet the standards of our recipe,” conveyed junior Karla Brown. In some classes, input was important to the student for a safe output. “In weightlifting you have to warm up with maybe a few laps (around the track), " claimed Mike Baker, junior. He add- ed, " you have to stretch though, or you’re wide open for injury.” Equally important, one ' s very first finger paint- ing picture required gathering of materials before making it. In art, junior Kim Skertich believed input was essential. She explained, " the hardest thing to do was to come up with a good original idea so you could start your project.” She added, “without that first inspiration or idea, you can not even begin.” In English class during freshmen year, the first objective was to write a successful paragraph. It takes a lot. Maintaining balance on the weight machine, sopho- more Wally Brasich puts in an extra effort to finish his last leg lift. 36 ln P ut At your finger tips. Filing data in Office Education Association is just one of the office procedures learned there. Seniors Karen Orlich and Sue Cueller help each other alphabetize the files. Handy Helper. Discussing topics for an upcoming English composi- tion. Speech coach, Mrs. Mary Yorke approves topics during a fresh- man Speech class. Give me a break. Fixing the breaks on a car in Power Mechanics, junior Dan Trikich rests himself on a near by cinder block. Munchable check marks. Checking off his reaction to the sand- wich. Nick Struss. sophomore, passes his best judgement during a sandwich lab in Journalism-1. INPUT “To get a good paragraph you must put in imagination, ideas, and you must have effective sentences, " stated junior Mark Foreit. Learning a language was like learning your na- tive tongue, the same steps were taken. For in- stance, French 1 began with the alphabet and basic vocabulary words. Soon, one developed a sight for idioms and verb endings, along with culture background. By the time one advanced to levels III, IV and V, students kept developing their basic skills to the best of their ability until they became fluent speakers. Students utilized different ways for gathering input. “I did the homework, " explained junior Karen Pfister. She added, " I also took a lot of notes during lectures, and then I looked them over before the tests. " Another method of input consisted of having class discussions. " I started input through vo- cabulary and discussions in class, " stated Jackie Wicinski, sophomore. Students also expressed different views on how they preferred to be taught. " If a teacher knew the right way to go about lecturing it was okay, if they could bring it down to your level, " said Karen. Junior Dave Malinski viewed the situation dif- ferently. " I thought some sort of in-class assign- ments are the best way of learning.” Learning first words, attempting an English paragraph or preparing a Thanksgiving meal all provided input, and this was just the start of the learning process. Double-check. Preparing for their upcoming vocabulary test, ju- niors Donna Vargo and Carole Witecha compare their definitions and sentences in order to do well on their English tests. 38 Input A step ahead. Confident enough to go on her own, Lisa Ferber, junior, tries the experiment on ions in Chemistry as Debbie Dillon, sophomore, consults Mr. James Thomas, Chemistry teacher, on her assignment. Relaxed research. Choosing a book for her term paper in History, Lisa Bachan. junior, takes her time and relaxes on the floor of the library. From the source. Helping her input by getting extra notes, senior Denise Derow, turns to the bulletin board for information in Spanish class. Input 39 Deep thought. Working to improve his reading speed and compre- hension, Herb Murillo utilizes a machine in hopes to perfect his reading skills. Little imperfections. Making last minute corrections on her adver- tising project, Joanie Delaney, junior, draws the guidelines for letter- ing the headline. 40 Programming Once you catch on- PROGRAM " facts and figures Electricity turned on as the speaker rapped the gavel. A hush fell over the lecture hall as student congressmen prepared their information. The in- put was ready . . . the program could now begin as the session of Hopcal’s Congress came to or- der. Seniors in Hopcal, the government classes sim- ulation game of congressional action, had already prepared their input through studying in class and writing bills. Now, through their actions in congress, they could learn how their national gov- ernment worked. " When a session begins we’re all ready to make the decisions and debate the issues on whether a bill should pass, " stated senior Shan- non Noe. As a computer required the gathering of facts and figures, so did the academic scene. Just as computer math students utilized their research information for factorial programs, other stu- dents transformed their notes and information into projects ranging from term papers and oral reports to fried fritters and wooden stools. Hopcal wasn ' t the only opportunity students had to program information and learning. A stu- dent in English read stories and plays in order to use his own opinions and decision-making values to interpret symbolism and form new views. As in sophomore English, students read the " Scarlet Letter " and found the letter " A " potrayed more than adultery. The letter soon meant love, hate, and truth. An art student in Printmaking also adapted programming techniques through manipulation of materials and printing skills to produce an ac- cecptable print. " Designing a print is part of the process, but printing it produces an unique prod- uct unlike any other media, " explained senior Cort Savage. As Business Law students marched the hall- ways with their picket signs, they experienced a program of their own. With picket signs in their hands and fierce demands in their heads, they conducted a mock strike between management and labor in a ficticious city, Clearville. Through this simulation, they applied the techniques of negotiation and bargaining. While taking notes, learning parts of the cam- era and focusing their lens, photojournalists uti- lized their know how and applied the knowledge Facing the issues. Taking the affirmative stand in the gradual income tax issue, juniors Steve Fortin and Scott Cambis discuss the advantages of the plan while using their basic Debate Skills. Bottom line. In order to earn a good grade on their lamination project, sophomores Scott Kazmar, Tom Lusk, and Richard Colbert gather together to compare notes on the process. Programming 41 Manual Labor. Taking work into his own hands, junior Paul Stafford fits a piece of steel on to a lathe in Metals class as he begins to work on the assignment. Decisive options. Utilizing a calculator while consulting his Chemis- try test over unit 8 on the Mole. Joe Duranski. senior, makes a decision and darkens in a spot in his IBM answer sheet. 421 Programming PROGRAM to taking pictures at a wrestling meet, a speech meet, or just for fun. " Photography is a lifetime hobby, and once you have the basic understand- ing of good composition and camera technique, the skills can be applied to any situation, " ex- plained Mrs. Nancy Hastings, journalism teacher. " This lifetime hobby potential was the basic rea- son we added the photojournalism class. " Some students found the utilization process lengthy and difficult. Whether studying foreign languages, such as French, German, or Spanish, one must have went through at least two years of study before he began to speak the language as though it was his own native tongue. Tapes, dia- logues, discussions and homework aided the time consuming process. The crashing of symbols, the pounding of drums, and the marching of feet enveloped the crowd as the band utilized their skills to perform the Homecoming half-time routine! Practicing for hours, marching single file, and assembling in- struments were all part of the programming pro- cess. All these efforts came together at halftime. The configurations were finished, the research was completed, the questions were answered . . . the input was ready and the programming now began. Team effort. In order to execute the experiment successfully, soph- omores Leslie Hurubean, Mike Ellison, and Chris Devalantes team up and find the percipitate of the chemicals. Pocket power. Displaying his feelings against management, senior Bill Somenzi, along with the help of his classmates seniors John Tsiakopoules and George Malek, participate in a mock strike for Business Law class as they learn the negotiations process in manage- ment. Quiet corner. Practicing his shading techniques in Drawing and Painting. Harvey Slonaker, junior, resorts to a tranquil spot in the room. Prog ramming 143 Relief. An exhaled sigh of relief from junior Mark Grudzinski is appropriate as he flaunts his grades to classmate Carl Gerlach, ju- nior. Body language. Demonstrating a firm stance on a practice issue in speech class, junior Karen Coltun executes her demonstrative tac- tics. 44 Output Sighs of relief mark Output finalizing the process As the homeroom teacher rattled off name after name during report card distribution, expressions ranged from the glum student having to repeat Fresh- man English to sighs of relief from seniors who passed their government final. Others were just thankful for the outcome of it all. It was over. Everything that had been put into the process of listening to lectures, taking notes and study- ing for tests, had become the wheels of the complete machine, the output. Whatever the class, students were relieved that their tasks, which ranged from completing a junior English paper to running a computer math program, were com- pleted with positive results and satisfied students. As the seven days of research were over and the thesis statement had been written, junior English stu- dents undertook finalizing their term paper. Instead of having information poured into their open ears, juniors were encouraged to compose their own literary paper after preparing an outline, transferring research on note cards and completing bibliographies. The output began after the programming was processed. " It ' s one seventh of your grade and a major part of the semes- ter,” stated junior Pamela Gersham. Equally important, senior composition tested the skills from the previous three years as students com- bined them to compose five and twelve paragraph themes. " They learn to write clear, well supported compositions. They start with writing definitions and essays and finish with 12 paragraph themes, Mrs. Ruth Brasaremle, composition teacher explained. “It’s important because if you can’t convey yourself clearly and accurately, no one will know the bright ideas you may have, " she added. Warm-up exercises and a few laps helped to condi- tion students ' bodies which was necessary for endur- ance in a game. " Physical Education offers activities that students will carry into adult life. Students have told me that it is a break in the day and they look forward to break the monotany, " stated Ms. Pamela Malinski, physical education instructor. Perplexed. With a confused look on their faces, juniors Butch Ku- siak and Cary Gessler try to discover the Ph balance of the chemical solution. At the board. Utilizing his geometric graphing skills, senior Nick Wolfe demonstrates how to graph functional equations to his geome- try class. Directory assistance. Leading her blindfolded classmate, sopho- more Jodi Jerich directs sophomore Jill Golubiewski through a maze while speaking only Spanish directional commands. Output _45 Undercover. During the unveiling of a dish that might be part of a Martian ' s diet, senior James Wolf and classmate display cow brains and jello as part of their Cantos for World Literature. Output Across the other side of the building in the newly reconstructed lecture halls, seniors experienced a day in the life of a Congressman as they participated in a mock government simulation, better known as Hopcal. ”1 think it was a great experience, " stated Chris Hill, senior. " I have a pretty good understanding of our gov- ernment now. " Whether performing a song for a spring concert, writing a lab report on a solubility experiment in Chem- istry, or modeling a handmade sundress in clothing, students finalized their endeavors. Just as the 30 com- puters in the " Apple Orchard " took student input, pro- cessed that input and printed the output results, stu- dents adapted computer technology to their learning strategies. Order in the house. Turning the gavel over to Congressman Jim Siavelis. senior. Speaker of the House Scott Martin, senior, argues against a National Government Land Sale bill in Hopcal. Shoot for two. While utilizing his skills in basketball, sophomore John Boege lines up a shot in an attempt to raise the score of his physical education squad. 461 Output Individual help. After discussing the grade on her Spanish III vo- cabulary test, senior Amy Kristoff checks over her errors with Mrs. Linda Elman. Touch-up. Making the final corrections on her Ad-Craft advertise- ment for Journalism I. sophomore Holly Sherman applies white-out to cover a stray mark. Output _47 Sound Advice. One of the strong points the North Cen- tral Association team found about the school is the inno- vative teaching styles being used. Quest speaker Mr. Dave Miller, from Miller Oldsmobile and Datson. helps the stu- dents understand purchase contracts. Lunch Time. Satisfying his hunger and taking a break from the evaluations, Mr. Milton Thomas, assistant prin- cipal of Goshen High School and visitation committee member, purchases a hamburger in the cafeteria to get a taste of student life. ‘V ’ T ir, » ' ' ' . -V ‘ V 1 • AA V " f.’ ‘m--- • », -m, i . 7 v • f ’ cv ---• »- Busy brooms bustling down the corridors, hot coffee bubbling to a brew, students giv- ing double takes and bewildered stares as 17 alien adults mixed and mingled in the halls and classrooms for four days could only mean one thing: the North Central Evalua- tion committee had arrived. Questioning teachers, interviewing stu- dents and inspecting school grounds, the men and women ranging from teachers to administrators from all over Indiana, evaluat- ed the school system and credited it’s stan- dards. ‘‘I got questioned in my first hour study hall by a man and a woman. They asked me about the clubs, extra-curricular activities and chances to join the teams. I thought they were polite and pretty nice. " stated Phil Ba- cino, junior. The North Central Association (NCA), visi- tation team studied the school ' s academics, structure, organizations, athletics and other areas as a part of a seven year routine ac- creditation. " We are accredited by NCA along with schools in 19 other states. It just helps us maintain the standards of our school, ex- plained Mr. John Tennant, vice principal and NCA coordinator. Another reason for the accreditation is the ranking of the school when students apply for colleges. First Impressions. When entering the front doors of the school, visitors are welcomed by the inlayed Mus- tang emblem, the symbol of Munster High School. Observing Research. After a filling lunch, Mr. Donald Slaughter, chairman of the visitation committee and superintendent of schools in Muncie, IN., relaxes and observes the students during lunch time activities. Even as students approached the end of school in 1981, preparations had already be- gun. “Basically what we did was a one year self-study. Every department was evaluated by teachers, and the administration re- vamped the philosophy of the school,” ex- plained Miss Annette Wisniewski, guidance counselor and Self-Study co-chairman. John Eddington, science teacher, also co-chaired the evaluation. The final NCA report pointed out strong and weak areas of the school. Among the positive points the visitation committee team recognized were the high academic standards and the dedication the teachers made to improve their individual programs. NCA was also impressed with the emerging and unique programs, such as Project Biol- ogy. Student services, including the Guid- ance Department received high praise. On the other hand, the committee reported a weakness in vocational education in this area. After the evaluation, the attitude and out- look of the school proved positive. " I feel it was a good experience if they came through with what they claim (the school) and solve the problems they found, stated Phil Bacino. Good views, bad views, people hustling for perfection, a year’s worth of hard work van- ished in a matter of four short days. Good views, bad views, evaluation proves positive Friendly discussion. Researching student views on academic and club offerings, committee member Mr. Dennis Kielton from South Bend high school discusses the evaluation over lunch. North Central 49 Dreaded test hassles leave social life behind Testing, Testing, 1, 2, 3, . . . It is Sunday night. Do you know where your study guides are? It would be so easy to stay out late with your loved one, watch a re- run of M.A.S.H., or curl up in your favorite chair with the latest novel by Stephan King. But no, one must devote time to their Monday borage of dreaded tests. Crawling into the den, you mumble something about having to study for three tests on the next day. With a sluggish gesture you open the books and stare at a cluttered bunch of words that never made sense to you in the first place. Exhausted and dishearted, you retire to your bed. Suddenly, father pulls out the brass tuba and begins to blow his own rendi- tion of Taps. As the alarm clock blasts you out of bed the next morning, you grumble, knowing that after a bite to eat and a refreshing show- er, you will bump into your schoolmates as you saunter down the hall with your eyes glued to your books. Later, you slide into your desk to await the moment of truth. The teacher gives a reas- suring smile because he knows you were up all night and probably did not know what day it is. He then smiles happily, “clear off your desks except for a pencil.” The nape of your neck begins to perspire. You forgot your pen- cil. In the most desperate attempt to make a new friend, you promise the girl sitting next to you that you will not put teeth marks on her pencil, and reluctantly she gives you a yellow number two. The test is out! The pages look never end- ing and the type microscopic. You begin to feel you are in the wrong class. Nothing regis- ters. " What is the biographical makeup of a . . . what? Brain power. Rationalizing the data, Olen Eckholm, junior, debates the multiple choice answers on his chem- istry test during 5th hour. Many students believe taking tests are not as tiresome or hasseled as they appear. " Tests show how much you know and com- prehend,” revealed Janna Compton, junior. Major complaints from students and teachers taking tests included, “too many tests on the same day,” voiced Mr. Gene Fort, history teacher. Mr. Steve Wroblewski, ' algebra and geometry teacher, viewed the situation in a different manner. “I don’t think ■ there are really any hassles. Tests are a nor- mal routine of being a student.” Mr. Wrob- lewski added, " students do not want to study j| because of other activities going on. Educa- tion is just one part of them, and students do not want to devote enough time to educa- tion.” Agreeing on the importance of tests, I Tim Ziants, junior, explained, “tests are im- portant to see how much you have learned.; It’s important to you if you are going to col- lege,” he added. Other students disagreed that tests were important. “I have better things to do; study- ing for tests bores me, " claimed Laura Lusk, junior. The outcome of tests and the importance of them reflected upon the students. The “biggy " SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) and the PSAT (Pre-Scholastic Aptitude Test) left students a bit more concerned. Out of 315 juniors, 216 signed up for the PSAT and 215 actually took it. “I took the PSAT’s to prepare for the SAT ' s. The SAT ' s are really important. Colleges are going to look at them so you need to be prepared to know what they are like,” stated Jenny (Jram, junior. Dump your date, turn off the sponge box, close your book and open your eyes to learn- ing. The hassles may lie in the excuses that you create. No Comprende. Trying to translate the words inti Spanish, Jessica Zeman, junior, fills in the answer on he make-up test for Spanish class. so: Test hassles Make-up hassles. Having to put up with the noisy interruptions in the hallways, freshman Tom Hutchings completes his compound verb English test. Testful slumber. Lazily writing in the answers for his English II test, senior Jim Van Senus fills in the answers as he rests his head. tB ' IK — -A Taking off a load. Reading To Kill A Mocking Bird, Scratchy situation. While engaging in Live and Let to lessen his homework load, junior Chuck Rogers re- Die by Ian Flemming, senior Mike Hoffman stretches his laxes his feet on a nearby chair. arm in order to scratch his neck. Deep thought. Nibbling on her pen, freshman Darla Wall suffices her nervousness as she thinks of the an- swers for her compound verb test. 521 Bad habits Go ahead! Gnaw those nails, demolish that pen cap, attack your jewelry! Whenever one may be, whatever he may do, whenever he chose to do it, bad habits had a tendency to interfere in life, ranging from the nervous- ness of the very first blind date to the stale boredom of sitting in the cafeteria. One should not worry about leaving class with bitten nails and chewed up pen caps. These habits were not dangerous to one’s health, they relieved tension. Although they are not harmful, habits oc- cupy time and suffice the dreaded dul-drums of one’s normal school routine. You have seen the potential nail biters, the spastic leg movements, the eyes that revolve according to the little second hand on the clock. “They (habits) give people something to do and it takes their mind off of things,” confessed Deanne Wachel, sophomore. She also added, “habits are okay until they start interfering with the way you should be acting in school.” Most students are aware of their personal- ity patterns. Out of a 100 student survey, 75 per cent listed nail biting as the number one cause, while 55 per cent with ragged nails display living proof Among the most unusual habits excerpted from the surveys included, “people talking to themselves,” stated Geralynn Regeski, ju- nior. Wendy Harle, junior, added, “when guys rub their chin or side of their faces, it seems as if they have a beard.” Another fe- tish with chins was “playing with them,” pointed out Lee Anne Crawford, sopho- Students bite away nervous habits Another habit in- cluded, “people who take pens apart, “ said Holly Sherman, sophomore. Boredom and nervousness were attributed equally to the reasons for bad habits. Forty seven per cent said nervousness was the main cause while 51 per cent claimed bore- dom. Also discovered from the survey, 85 per cent of the students admitted to having bad or nervous habits on a daily basis. Go ahead! Use your habits as a vice. You are not the only one. Tasty habit. Studying for an upcoming Spanish test, Bob Hart, junior, chews on his glasses in order to pass time in an empty hall. Time drags. Passing away the 55 minutes of study hall, freshman Chris Sannito, relieves boredom by reading his scuba diving book. Bad habits _ 53 , Tug of war, pie throwing uplift spirits o an uninvolved observer it might have seemed that a Ju- nior Olympics of some sort was going on. But to the informed student it was simply a display of uncontaina- ble spirit bursting out among faculty and students while they participated in the Basketball Sectional pep as- sembly, as part of the Winter Spirit Week celebration. Beginning the week, students clad in their favorite sweatsuit attire. Fol- lowing that was the traditional red and white day in which students dis- played their school support for the game. A new twist developed in Winter Spirit Week with the addition of stu- dent faculty events as part of the pep assembly. “The reason for the new events was to try to get as many peo- ple pepped up and excited about Bas- ketball Sectionals as possible, " stat- You! you! you! Singling out a Merrillville op- ponent who committed a foul, Mustang fans excitedly cheer on the way to the Sportsman- ship Award. ed junior Lisa Trilli, Student Body President. An unprecedented event added was a relay race between two groups of faculty, each consisting of five members, competing against each other. The opposing team had to be subjected individually to a pie in the face by some lucky student who was chosen in a drawing. Another added attraction consisted of a tug-of-war between classes. Class Executive Council (CEC) members picked the boys that they wanted to represent their class. The maximum overall weight for a team was 1000 pounds. The competition started with the freshmen against the sopho- mores, leaving the sophomores in de- feat. Next, the juniors took on the sen- iors, resulting with the seniors coming out victorious. Cheers began as the soon-to-be-graduates chal- lenged the newly arriving freshmen. The freshmen came out on top as overall winners. After the tug-of-war, the announce- twist ment of Winter Spirit Week princes brought out more cheers and laugh- ter. Princes consisted of freshman Tom Zudock, sophomore Brian Dede- low, junior Phil Bacino, and senior al- ternates Larry Braman, Jeff Tucker, and king Jim Zajac. “I thought the warm feeling that came out between teachers and stu- dents was one of the best feelings I had seen since I had been here,” stat- ed Dr. David Dick, principal. Dr. Dick thought that all the team support helped lead the team to a 73- 50 victory against Griffith in the first Sectional game. A final event which added a special touch to Winter Spirit Week involved the school ' s winning of the Sports- manship Award. The award was giv- en for the best school’s attitude throughout the sectional tournament. With this trophy came a $500 scholar- ship given to a student. Tasteless revenge. After being hit with a whipped cream pie, Mr. Jack Yerkes, English teacher, prepares to seek revenge on a non- participating teacher in the stands. Xff Tied up. Getting into the Winter Spirit Week celebration, ju nior Jim George displays unusu- al attire for tie day. Day of glory. After being crowned Spirit Week King, senior Jim Zajac takes the red car- pet route to his throne at the pep assembly. Fancy moves. While participating in the facul- ty relay race, Mr. Jack King, health and safety teacher, hurriedly dribbles back to his team- mates. Senior strength. Not wanting to lose to the junior team, seniors Steve Arnold, Dan Steven- son, Frank Molinaro and Dan Hurley grimace painfully as they pull the juniors over the line. Winter Spirit Week 155 Up and over. As other members of his gyfn class Stand by and idly chat, freshman Rob Cantu takes the incen- tive to be the star of the team. Mm Mm good. Taking a break from the normal class- room routine, sophomore Michelle Jacobo, senior Tim Agerter and sophomores Mark Almase and Steve Gold- berg enjoy voting for their favorite sandwich during an experiment on popular taste in Journalism I class. Making the grade. Pleasantly surprised at his grades, junior Kevin Gower and homeroom teacher Mr. Hal Cop- page make getting the report card a good experience. 561 Good days There were some days which were just uncomparable to the rest. No matter the situ- ation, everything worked out just right. Al- though these days occurred infrequently, they were remembered forever. As Sally reminisced about her day, she realized things were perfect. Awakening to the bright sun shining through her window, Sally excitedly jumped out of bed to test the weather. As she opened her front door, a warm, balmy day appeared as Sally decided to wear her new sundress with her color coordinating shoes, matching purse, and colorful earrings. Feeling like a million bucks, Sally hopped on her bus and made it to school just in time to return her overdue library books. Walking leisurely into CJ.S. History class, Sally made a grand entrance in her bright sundress. She was pleasantly surprised to find that her seat had been changed next to Dudley Dorn, star of the football team — Sal- ly was in heaven. After a successful flirting session in class, Dudley walked Sally to the fieldhouse. Mak- ing sure they took the long route, Sally hoped her classmates would see them together. Sally walked down the hall grinning exci- Spirit week highs. Dressed in her cowboy and Indian attire for Homecoming Spirit Week, freshman Tracy Richards takes advantage of the last few minutes of classtime to share a joke with classmates. i tedly. In gym class, she was star of the win- ning volleyball team and was asked to be on the school team. Things could not have been better. Oh no, she forgot to study for her Algebra II test. Panic overtook her as she dragged her feet to class. Then it hap- pened, the teacher, who must were have been an angel of mercy in disguise, announced that the test was post- poned because the ditto machine malfunc- tioned. “What luck!” thought Sally, as she breathed a hugh sigh of relief. Off to French class she skipped, greeting the class with a loud cheery, “Bonjour toute le monde.” As class was about to begin, Dr. Dick announced that school was ending im- mediately because of a small fire in the kitch- en cafeteria. Cheers and shouts were heard throughout school. Sally was happy, but not ecstatic because she wanted the cute boy in her last period class to see her. However, when Dud- ley asked to walk her home, her day was complete. As they headed out the door . . . Buzzzz! Sally reached over to shut off her alarm. She overslept again. " It’s going to be one of those days,” she groaned. Some just days right Soaking up the sun. Taking advantage of the warm February weather, sophomore Michelle Robbins and Ja- mie Sickles eat lunch outside for a change of pace. Good days _ 57 . Next! Suffering the hassles of first day schedule changes, students must muster up a little patience as counselor Mrs. Phyllis Braun shuffles through the pink Fill in the blank. After missing school for a day, junior Debbie Babjak faces the hassle of Mr. Coppage ' s make- up (J.S. History test. slips. 58 ' Bad days Some days were not meant to get out of bed and when Sally did, it was definitely on the wrong side. Oversleeping by 15 minutes, Sally jumped out of bed and raced to the shower only to find her little " monster” of a brother beat her to it. Slipping on her dirtiest jeans and grub- biest t-shirt, Sally attempted to catch her just-departing bus. Unsuccessful, she was forced to walk a mile hike to school in the pouring rain, where she got her good morn- ing wake-up shower. Wringing out her shirt, she slid in to U.S. History with her squeaking tennis shoes, where she learned that the three hours she spent studying for the test happened to be on two different chapters. The bell rang and it was time to see the gorgeous hunk of the school. Although he had never once looked in her direction, she was still in love. As Sally turned the corner, she ran right into him. For the first time, he noticed her, and he saw a straggly haired girl dressed in dirty, wet clothing with dark cir- cles embedded into her face. Her heart was shattered forever. Quickly running to the gym, Sally found she had swimming today. Her hair could not have looked any worse. Deadline frustrations. As the minutes tick by at print- er on a late Thursday night, seniors Natalie Shimala, analysis editor, and Jeff Kieman, managing editor strug- gle over the headline for a Crier story on teenage depres- sion. It was Algebra II time. She was supposed to get back her midterm exam. The teacher announced that there was a B + paper with- out a name. Rippp! There went the paper into the garbage can. Sally slumped in her seat knowing that was her paper. Tears filled her eyes as she, much to her surprise, received her test. “Things weren’t that bad,” she thought. Then she looked at her grade. As the periods dragged on, Sally ' s disposition was as stormy as the weather. If one more incident happened, Sal- ly would explode. Realizing she had two tardies in French class, Sally hurried to her locker for her French book. 36-21-14, she knew that was her combination. Pow! Bam! Kick! It was use- less, the locker would not open. Oh well, it was only minus 10 points for not having her book. As she arrived to class, panting and out of breath, Madame Tippett handed her a deten- tion slip. With that Sally got the look of a crazed maniac. Her eyes bulged and glazed as she pulled at her hair. " No, I can not stay here another minute,” she screamed. Running down the hall to the nurse ' s of- fice, Sally begged the nurse to let her go home. Seeing that she was quite hysterical, the nurse issued a pass and sent her home. As Sally left school, she calmed down a bit, while thinking about flopping down on her bed and ending this dreadful day. After all things couldn ' t get worse . . . Could they? Some days were just meant to be Burning the midnight oil. Faced with three finals the next day, senior Mitzi Lorenzen falls asleep amidst her speech. English and World Literature books and papers. Braving the storm. As the rain pours down, freshmen Mark Oberlander, Michael Goldsmith, junior Bob Hart and senior Jim Siavelis run to the security of a dry. warm car. Bad days 159 From music to poetry, creators unmask hidden talents Whether plucking the cat strings of a well polished violin, composing poetry for a school magazine, or drawing crazy designs on t-shirts, individuals displayed unique hid- den talents. Stardom came to the talented ones at an early age as some picked up their first guitar and others doodled. The potential was there and the effort was soon to follow. “I started Back to the board. Dissatisfied with his first sketch, junior Glen Abrahamson sits back at his drawing board in yet another attempt. playing guitar about six years ago when I was 12, " explained Doug Stevens, senior. " I be- gan with an acoustic guitar. I always wanted to play and one day I decided to learn, " he added. From the beginning some knew they were artistic. " When I was little, I drew plans for houses and rifles, and new types of motor homes and gadgets,” stated Glen Abraham- son, junior. “When I started high school, I took art classes and realized I had a knack for art. " Horseback riding might have started out as a dream but soon became a quick reality. " I always liked horses,” explained Robin Fi- scher, senior. “I grew up in Lowell and had a pony. On my 14th birthday my parents sur- prised me and got me a horse.” By having a special separation from the rest of the teenage routine, life’s ideals changed. “I really didn’t like my horse, " Rob- in explained. " I kept nagging my mom for another one and finally she got me one. " Views changed and expanded as Glen revealed, " through art I began to realize life and accept it’s corruptness. I think it has helped me grow a great deal. I’ve also started writing and that has opened a whole new door. " Practices and goals seemed to go hand in hand. “I don’t really practice that much. It’s not necessary. I try to get to- gether with other players and jam, " stated Doug. I think I would really like being a professional musician " he added. Between the practice and tentative goals, experience was gained. Some of it entailed years and years of trial and error. " I’ve played in six bands on and off. Now I’m trying to establish another one, a good one this time, though,” said Doug. From building to writing, the accom- plishments were well worth the time con- suming effort. " I built a tree house from scratch with my own blueprints. I take white t-shirts and design them with perma- nent markers. I ' m also working on a book with a friend of mine. I ' m writing and illus- trating it, so I’ve kept myself fairly busy,” stated Glen. From punk music to designer t-shirts, to mounting a prize winning horse, individ- uals strove for perfection and slowly un- vieled their hidden talents. Jackie ' s Jack. Displaying her collection of Jack Dan- cles in the case for show during Hobby Week in the iels ' s garb, sophomore Jackie Wicinski arranges the arti- school library. On his toes. Showing off a perfect releve, sophomore Scott McGregor practices his dancing and perfects his rhythmic executions. Police beat. Selecting a tune for his newly formed band to rehearse, senior Doug Stevens choses " J ' aurais tou- jours faime de toi” by the Police as one of the songs for the first set. Hidden talents 61 Medical antics supply humor appy G enerals, colonels and sol- diers become well known war heroes, but the people who save the lives of the wounded often go unnoticed. This group of peo- ple gained recognition, however on Oct. 2 and 3 as the Drama Depart- ment presented M.A.S.H. the story about the lives of the medical person- nel during the Korean War. Preparations for M.A.S.H. began in August which allotted enough time for the cast to become familiar with each other. " The whole cast was like a big, happy family,” explained Joanne T rgovich, Korean woman 1 . She added, " if you forgot your lines or made a mistake, no one condemned you; rather everyone encouraged one another to try again.” In agreement, juniot Bob Hart, Colonel Blake, stated, " the cast unit- ed together as friends and put a lot of time into the performance. " M.A.S.H. was picked because it at- tracted a big crowd and it needed a large cast,” said Terri Case, senior. Unfamiliar faces were seen in the production since almost half the cast were novices. " We had inexperienced people who pulled together and did a really fine job, " remarked drama coach Ms. Linda Lemon, English teacher. With all good comes some bad, as a few problems were to be expected. “Due to the holidays, time and sched- uling created problems,” explained Ms. Lemon. Expanding on this, junior Karen Coltun, Lieutenant Nancy Phillips, said " there were some problems con- sidering the pressure we had. People were missing practices, missing cues and being noisy backstage. Also peo- ple were forgetting their lines. " The satisfaction that they received made all the spent time worthwhile. " I will never forget the satisfaction I felt after two performances, it was a great experience, " said Joanne. " We had an excellent turnout,” added Ms. Lemon enthusiastically. Not only were the people in M.A.S.H. recognized for aiding the sick during the Korean War, but as Jonathan Petersen, junior, stated, “they were thoroughly enjoyed as well.” He stays! After an unsuccessful try in con- vincing sophomore Bob Hart, Colonel Blake, to transfer Frank Burns; Senior John Hein, Haw- keye, and sophomore Brad Yonover, Duke, de- cide they have to take matters into their own hands. Tap-dancing trio. To repay the soldiers for rescuing them from their broken down jeep, sophomores Randi Schatz, Janice Klawitter and Kelly Harle, freshman, entertain the troop. Frighten away the blues. In order to relieve Bill Zemaitis, senior, from his depression, sen- ior John Hein and sophomore Brad Yonover use their scare tactics. Keeping warm. After their " tragic " accident, sophomores, Randi Schatz, Janice Klawitter and freshman Kelly Harle attempt to stay warm by snuggling up to junior Mark Grud- zinski. Shocked and confused. A piercing scream on the line caused sophomore Bob Applesies, Private Boone, to drop the phone in astonish- ment. 621 Fall play Mixed up. After being told she was responsi- ble for a patients death, junior Karen Coltun, Nancy Phillips, explains it was not her fault to an understanding senior Laurie Siegel, Janice Fury. Words of wisdom. Perfecting the blocking, student director Jeanette Gustat, senior, dir- ects the characters to their proper positions. Fall play 163 Should I . . .Trying to decide whether to take the big step of marriage, junior Jim Krawczyk talks to himself in order to come to the right decision. Get out! After being insulted by his daughter ' s suitor, junior Bob Hart tells his daughter, senior Cathy Pfister, to ask her " friend " to leave the premises. 64 _ Spring play Student directing debut presents new challenges Class F or some students, spring meant warm, balmy weather, going to the beach and gathering at out- door parties. For other students, it meant the making of their first acting and directing debut in the spring dra- ma production, “Class Acts. " “Class act " presented April 29 and 30, was compiled of four short skits, lasting an hour and a half. Mrs. Linda Lemon, drama director, wanted a change in the type of production after many years of single plays. " I’ve been here for four years and I thought that it was time for a change in the produc- tions in order to teach the students a variety of things in acting and also to give them an opportunity to direct, " she explained. Each skit was a comedy of sort. The first play, “Here We Are, " was directed by senior Bill Zemaitis. The play revolved around a newly married couple who had the honeymoon jit- ters. Karen Coltun, junior, and sopho- more David Szala starred in this pro- duction. “The Marriage Proposal,” the sec- ond skit, directed by junior Bob Hart, Mind games. After listening to tales of horror, sophomore Scott Mcgregor ' s imagination gets the best of him when he sees a pretend ghost. acts was about a sickly suitor asking a fa- ther for his daughter’s hand in mar- riage. The suitor and the father did not hit it off at first, but of course a happy ending occurred. Senior Cathy Pfister, Bob and junior Jim Krawczyk starred. “Open Window, " the third skit, di- rected by Ann Higgins, junior, consist- ed of freshmen Connie Boyden, Chuck Novak, and Karen Skurka; ju- nior, Harvey Slonaker; and sopho- more Scott Mcgregor. The play ' s plot dealt with a 14-year old girl whose big imagination gets her in a lot of trou- ble. The last and longest skit was " Adam and Eve” directed by senior Jeannette Gustat. Freshman Kelly Harle and sophomore Chris Dalvantes portrayed Adam and Eve. The story line consisted of Adam and Eve dis- covering themselves as well as each other in the Garden of Eden. Since they were short skits, Mrs. Lemon gave the students a chance to experience the challenges of direct- ing. The directors were in charge of everything from arranging rehearsals to fixing set directions. Mrs. Lemon acted only as an advisor. " I thought with these smaller one-act plays, di- recting would be challenging, but not overwhelming, " she explained. Class Acts showed that entertain- ment did not have to be expensive. There was no admission charged at all. “This was only an experiment, that is why no admission was charged,” said Mrs. Lemon. The turnout was better than ex- pected. There were three perfor- mances. One was Friday night and the other a Saturday afternoon show- ing. Having a Saturday matinee was something relatively new. " We haven ' t had a matinee since the Wiz- ard of Oz and I thought it would be a good idea,” said Mrs. Lemon. Along with positive results, some experienced difficulties. " At the be- ginning I was having a really hard time because of the complicated dia- logue and it was frustrating,” ex- plained Karen Coltun, junior. However, there was contrasting opinions. " I thought it was a good ex- perience to be in this type of produc- tion with everything being done by the students, " said Kelly Harle, fresh- man. So while some students were soak- ing up the sun in the warm spring weather, others may just have started an acting or directing career. To the right. While giving set directions to the cast, Mrs. Linda Lemon, production advisor, attempts to create a realistic living room. Small talk. While discussing the strange be- havior of their houseguest. freshman Connie Boyden and Chuck Novak enjoy their after- noon tea. Spring play _65 Teamwork. Steadying the ladder for a fellow cast mem- Behind the scene. While the actors on stage enter- ber, sophomore Angela Corona combines hard work and tained the audience, backstage, the remaining cast talks cooperation to put together a good set. quietly about their performance. 66 " Behind the curtains Pucker up. Preparing for the Friday night performance, sophomore Jon Irk patiently partakes in the make-up routine as sophomore Mona Elnaggar applies the finish- ing touches. Complete cast. In order to produce a fine performance many hours are spent perfecting gestures, volume and positions as Mrs. Lemon demonstrates in a critique ses- sion. " Bravo, Bravo, " cheered the crowd in uni- son as they shook their heads in agreement that they had seen a superb production. ' My, those actors and actresses made it all look so easy. Maybe I will take up acting myself,” chuckled one lady to her neighbor. However, what she and the rest of the audi- ence was unaware of was of those scurrying bodies behind the curtains looking for their missing costumes or trying to remember that forgotten line. Whatever it may have been, the audience did not realize what it took to make a suc- cessful production. " In order to make a good production, it took the technical, costume, make-up crew and the cast, coordinating to- gether into a good working staff,” said Terri Case, senior. If there was a play about what went on behind the curtains, this may have been it! Act I Scene I: a rustle is heard from be- hind the curtains: a small head peers at the audience. Twenty, thirty, forty . . . The small freshman, dressed in an elf suit, runs back to the crew and announces a full house. All the novices ' knees begin to quake as the old hander helps to steady their nerves. " There is almost no way that you can not get close to the cast because you are all there helping each other, " said Bill Zematis, senior. “You develop a commaraderie of sorts, " agreed Terri. Scene II: Before the curtain rises, actors and actresses run about in the Romeo and Juliet dressing rooms in search of their ap- propriate costume for the next act, making the final alterations. After the costumes have been fitted, the make-up artists begin apply- ing heavy powder, dark eye make-up, and rouge to accentuate the actor ' s features for the audience. Before the curtain opens much movement takes place behind the curtains. Scene III: It is now time for the technical director and stage manager to do their job. The technical director assembles his crew, while making last minute light adjustments and set construction. Taking over, the stage manager adds finishing touches to the sce- nery and rechecking so that the cast knows their cues. I: Positions, ev £}Q||lf|Q eryone! posi- tions! The curtain rises. A hushed silence falls on the cast as they listen intently for their cues. " I will never . . . um, well, um ...” " pay the rent, " whispered one of the prompt- ers located directly behind the curtains by the actor. Scene II: After Scene I, which went rela- tively successfully, the lights dimmed. Sit- ting on the stool, the actor pushed it off stage, trying not to interfere with the running of the crew. Rustling and bustling of cos- tumes is heard from the dressing rooms, where the actors and actresses change their outfits. Scene III: A quiet chatter rises from the cast as the play neared the end. Talk of the cast and crew party at Aurelios filters through the air. Cast members also talk about their excellent performances and won- der if there was a successful outcome for the audience. Finale: The end is finally here. A hurried cast quickly assembles in their positions be- hind the curtain to take their final bows. The crowd whistles and applauds, again, un- aware of the sweat glistening on the actor ' s brows and the huge sigh of relief they take with their final bow. Squeaky clean. Polishing the sets furniture is just one of sophomore Chris Dalvante ' s duties as a member of the production crew. Crew takes final bow the curtains SIX 2 LITER PLASTIC BOTTLES provides high tide on drama, romance Smooth sailing A s the orchestra struck-up the celebrated “South Pacific " overture on May 13 and 14, the full-house audiences came alive to a tropical paradise, set with a thatched roof hut, swaying palm trees, and a bubbling fountain. The curtain opened to display the living quarters of Frenchman Emile de Becque, played by senior Larry Braman and his two Polynesian chil- dren who were practicing their favor- ite song, " Dites-Moi”. Another scenic south pacific evening began. “South Pacific " appeared to have a high tide on romance as two romantic plots evolved in this production. The first involved Emile de Becque falling in love with a young naval nurse, Nel- lie Forbush, who was played by sen- ior Karen Kuklinski. Their love for each other is so strong that Emile in- forms Captain George Brackett, played by senior Dan Sipkosky, that he cannot be an undercover agent for the Americans due to Nellie. Howev- er, the relationship gets stormy when Nellie finds out about his previous Polynesian wife and won ' t accept it. Of course, Nellie eventually comes to You like? While trying to sell native items to visiting sailors. Bloody Mary, played by junior Nancy Trippel amuses three Sea-bees seniors Serbo Simeoni. George Shinkan and junior Todd Mcloughlin. her senses and is once again reunited with Emile. Talking first hand, “the plot was better (than last year ' s); it did not drag on,” explained senior Larry Braman. “Many scenes from last year’s pro- duction of ' Carousel’ went really slow.” The second romantic interlude in- volved Bloody Mary ' s daughter, Liat, played by senior Ela Aktay, and ju- nior Scott Kambiss, alias Lieutenant Joseph Cable. While the lieutenant confesses his love for Liat, he admits he cannot marry her because she is Polynesian. He goes off on a mission from which he never returns for he is killed. Opening night could not have been as successful without all the crews and cast’s work. " The cast began working at the beginning of March and continued every weekday includ- ing an occasional Sunday, " elaborat ed Mr. Richard Holmberg, music di rector. Although the performance lasted two full hours, " it was originally long- er and had to be cut down, " explained Mr. Holmberg. In order to keep the audience’s attention, the trivial lines and most of the song reprises were cut out. " There was comparatively a lot more music in this musical com- pared to all the others,” stated Mr. Holmberg. " South Pacific " did not always sail smoothly. “There were a few prob- lems that are always to be expected, " said Mr. Holmberg. “Getting the act- ing and singing, publicity and crew to work together was a tremendous un- dertaking.” A small problem arose with the acoustics in the auditorium. This was solved with new cordless micro- phones that the Music Department re- ceived, plus a mixing board that helped to amplify the sound system. Although there were minor prob- lems, Mr. Holmberg remained full of praise. “I thought it was an excellent performance, and the cast and crew all worked extremely hard.” The two lead actors also drew spe- cial praise. " I thought they were two of the best leads we ever had, " inject- ed Mr. Holmberg. " I thought they both were extremely talented.” As the finale came to an emotional finish, the applauding audience gave a standing ovation while the cast took their final bows. The thatched roof, swaying palm trees, and the bubbling fountain would soon be dismantled. Some enchanted evening. Confessing his love, Emile de Becque, played by senior Larry Braman serenades Nellie Forbush. played by senior Karen Kuklinski on the paradise island of Bali Ha ' i. Helpful reminders. In a critique session. Mr. Richard Holmberg, music director, points out ways the cast can improve their performance. 68 _ Musical Happy Talk. Shortly after being introduced by Bloody Mary, senior Ela Aktay, Liat and junior Scott Kambiss, Lieutenant Joseph Cable, have a little chat in order to get to know each other. Love conquers all. Much to the disappoint- ment of senior Dan Sipkosky, junior Scott Kambiss and sophomore Brad Yonover, Larry Braman explains that he cannot help them be an undercover agent due to his love for Nellie. Getting into character. In order for the audi- ence to see his face clearly, senior Jeff Zudock defines his eyes with eye pencil as he prepares for the opening night performance. Musical 69 Pawnz plus people equal crowded dance floor irl: I was wondering if, um, , well if you weren ' t busy on Jan. 29 if you would maybe want to, um, go to the Chi dance with me at the After Four Supper Club at 8 p.m. Boy: Well . . . (getting revenge for past experiences.) Girl: The theme is " Truly” and the band " Pawnz” is supposed to be great. Boy: Sure, why not? Girl: (what a relief) " Although fewer tickets were sold than in the previous year, I thought the dance turned out very nice,” stat- ed senior Traci Bogumil, Chi Kappa Chi treasurer. Fewer people may have attended the dance due to the basketball game played against Mer- rillville which made it difficult for the players, as well as the cheerleaders, to attend the dance. Another obstacle could have been the rise in ticket price from $18 to $20, however, this price could not have been helped. “We had to raise the price of the tickets because the hall, photographer and band prices all went up,” explained senior Beth Or- landi, Chi Kappa Chi president. “The tickets and booklets last year cost $40 to get printed, this year it cost $70 just for the booklet. " With all expenses paid off, Chi members were left with $1,000 profit which was divided among charities. ”1 had a very nice time at Chi. The band was great and I like the idea of choosing your own background for the picture, " stated Kris Cook, sopho- more. “The club and the dance was great, the only problem was the crowded dance floor,” said senior Lori Gold- berg. Girls experienced the sweaty palm syndrome, stuttering of syllables and the fear of rejection. “It was kind of different asking a guy to a dance, but I had no problem whatsoever doing it except I do understand now why guys get nervous while asking girls out,” explained Lori. Boy: I had a really nice time. Girl: I ' m glad I asked you. Boy: Can I ask you something? Girl: Sure! Boy: Well, it’s um about um next Saturday night. Animated conversation. While telling an in- teresting story, senior Laura Boyd attentively listens to her Chi date. John Walske. Sharing smiles. As Pawnz strikes up a popu- lar favorite, sophomore Michelle Novak and freshman Thad McNair swing to a lively tune. 70 ctu Picture perfect. With the help of the photogra- pher, freshman Jeff Clausen and Cindy Rich- wine try to get in just the right position for their picture. Slow dancing. Taking time out from the fas- ter pace music, seniors Donn Duhon and Kris Pardell have a quiet moment on the dance floor. Quick moves. Shedding his jacket, sopho- more Chris Camino dances up a storm with his date freshman Kathleen Chevigny. Chi 71 Buffet dinner modes of travel change Prom scene A s the 198 couples cascaded through the Admirals ' car- port at the Holiday Star The- ater in Merrillville, a sense of excite- ment surrounded the center. While they stood in line for pictures in the latest fashion in prom wear and tailor-fit tuxes, scents of fresh pink roses and baby ' s breath filled the air. Amidst the juggled pineapples, and the senior boys ' rendition of " Alvira " by the Oakridge Boys, there were oth- er stories of changes. These were tales of the unexpected. One of the changes they met was dinner. As opposed to filet mignon Restful watch. Taking a break from the wild sounds of Fools Heart, senior Jim McCormack and freshman Christine Peacher take time to rest for upcoming dances. A change of pace. While their dates mingle with friends, seniors Jill Regnier and Karen Kuklinski take time to turn the tables on the dance floor. " 7 2 Prom and potatoes being served in the cafe- teria, a five course buffet including two different meats and several des- serts greeted the guests. " The dinner was far better this year,” explained Jerry Clusserath, senior. " There was more of a selection and the food was really great,” he added. Having prom and post prom in the same room caused some problems, but others enjoyed it. " I really thought it was nice because it was so beautiful and there was a lot to do between Prom and Post Prom,” stat- ed Karen Orlich, senior. " I really didn ' t care for it all in the same place,” explained Diane Drazbo, ju- nior. " The traveling was too far to go anywhere in the hour they gave us between Prom and Post Prom. As skirts flew, feet pranced, and smiles filled the room, changes had taken place. " Even the prom favor glasses changed this year,” stated Karla Brown, junior, " last time I went to prom you got two different ones; this year they were exactly the same. " Although some came to prom with the help of mom ' s car, dad ' s car, or their own car, others found different modes of travel. " We decided to take V ' v Casual corner. Finishing his fish and potatoes entree, junior Mike Knight waits for Amy Len- nertz, junior, to finish her dinner in hopes of escaping to the dance floor. Just in time. Clpon entering the doors of the Admiral ' s wing at Holiday Star theater, juniors Patty Potasnik, Carla Brown, senior Joe Teller, Alumnus Steve Pfister, junior Bob Prieboy and senior Rick Hutchings prepare themselves for an evening of excitement. Prom 73 Bountiful buffet. Choosing beef as her main course Janell Kamaradt watches as her date Kevin Myer serves her from one of the many scrumptious choices of entrees. A tranquil moment. Swaying gently to the music of North Station, senior Allison Olah and her date, take time to embrace while the music is still romantic. Unexpected a limosine, " explained Glen Abraham- son, junior. “Neither one of us had our license, and it was a lot of fun any- ways. It made it more special, too.” Air provided a different means for travel as chopper sounds filled the sky. “I didn’t even know we were tak- ing a helicopter, " explained Rosie Ma- son, junior. “It was a surprise for me. I thought it was really neat; I ' ve never been in a helicopter before. It picked us up at Holiday Inn and let us off at the Community Hospital parking lot. " Not only did the students seem to notice the changes but others did as well. “I thought it went great this year, " explained Mr. Jack Yerkes, prom sponsor. “Usually people tend to think Munster students have a reputation for damaging the places their prom is held in, but this year, they seemed to handle themselves very well. " Amidst the beautiful flowers, the specially chosen garters, the posed pictures, and all the glamour and ex- citement of prom, there were changes . . . there were tales of the unexpect- ed. I i Dance the night away. Impressed with the band senior Kathy Pfister joins in on the chorus as she dances with date Joe Teller, senior. 741 Prom Feast for four. Having selected their food, this table of prom goers sit down to a quiet dinner, while others behind them proceed to select and dish out theirs. Gangster garb. Suited to take role in a mob- ster movie junior Ray Halum discusses after prom plans with Eric Alonzo as he displays the latest in prom attire. Musical goodbye. After Valedictorian James Yang ' s speech, the Senior Choir entertained their class, friends and family with " Corner of the sky " from the musical " Pippin " and two selections from " Fame. " Happy day. After successfully completing her high school education, senior Laura Boyd shares a moment of happiness with a close friend. It’s all over. Waiting to congratulate his fellow classmates, senior Scott Martin takes the tassle off his cap to save as a momento of graduation. of relief A s the soon-to-be graduates, impatiently moved in their seats in the auditorium wait- ing to get their processional place- ment in order, whispers of what the future would hold for them filtered throughout the air. Whether the fu- ture meant tomorrow or years down the road, the Class of 1983 realized the symbolic commencement meant a new plateau in their lives. Carefully s tanding so not to lose their place in line, the seniors left the auditorium. Laughing and shouting seemed to relieve some of the tension and nervousness. As the orchestra played “Pomp and Circumstance,” the processional began as 315 gradu- ates started the march. The once laughing students solemnly took their seats as the proud parents and rela- tives waited for the invocation given by Rabbi Raphael Ostrovsky. Shortly after, Valedictorian James Yang touched the seniors with his speech about the importance of friendships and relationships. “I felt I owed the Class something,” James said. ' I thought my address would have an application to the Class of ' 83,” he added. “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,” chanted Salutatorian senior Scott Martin with his famous Charles Dickens paradox as he gave his address to the Class. Scott remi- nisced about the Class’s victories as well as the misfortunes over their four years of high school. Loud applause echoed the fieldhouse as the mention of government teacher Mr. Ross Haller’s infamous “people " and the passing of a government bill. Soon after. Dr. Wallace Under- wood, Superintendent, spoke a few minutes about the importance of con- tinuing one’s education, and then in- troduced Dr. David Dick, principal, in order to pass out the diplomas. Senior Class President Senior Regina Zurad led the procession, followed by other class officers, Valedictorian, Salutato- rian, and the remaining top 10 aca- demic students. It was now time for Best of times, worst of times Natalie Abbott to lead the 296 stu- dents to receive their diplomas, along with a red rose for each female. When the last of the class, Kristin Zygmunt’s name was finally an- nounced the students breathed a qui- et sigh of relief th at they received their diplomas without any mishaps. At this time, Dr. Dick stood to make his customary, but no less exciting statement, “you may now move your tassles to the right, I now present the graduating Class of 1983.” Although excited, the students held back their shouts of joy until Cathy Pfister, Student Government vice-president, gave the closing bene- diction saying, " look on this day for faith in yourself and hope for the fu- ture.” No longer able to stifle their yells, red and white caps minus the tassle, flew threw the air, as the graduating class prepared to take whatever the future would hold. Tradition has it. Continuing the custom, sen- ior Chris Mannion receives a rose from the Sen- ior Class officers upon receiving her diploma. Intent listener. While solemnly listening to Salutatorian Scott Martin ' s address, senior Larry Braman reminisces along with his class about the last four years of high school. Graduation Until next time. Weekends are perfect to ask a special person out. Senior Jim Condes says goodnight to junior Rosey Mason after an evening well remembered. May I help you? Working on weekends can be frustrat- ing, yet necessary, because of college tuitions or needed extra cash. Senior John Hein puts on a friendly face to receive a customer ' s request while working at McDon- alds. Scribbling was excessive, nails were being chomped on, and all eyes registered on the small second hand slowly ticking away the last minute before the 2:40 p.m. bell on Fri- day. As the starting bell sounded, students darted quicker than flies to lockers and gal- loped to their cars to begin the long-awaited weekend adventures. Different activities characterized the weekend for students. Visions of fun-filled nights brought sudden insanity to some, while others had full schedules and things to accomplish in the short-term break. Jobs became a student ' s first priority, leaving free-time on the bottom of the list. Money was needed for college tuition, or ex- tra cash, to make certain that special night off would be worth remembering. " I work on the weekends, as well as weekdays, and it can be a hassle, yet when the checks came in, I felt like I ' d accomplished something,” stated senior Karen Orlich. Some students did not appear to have the excited, thank-god-its-Friday outlook on their minds. Responsibilities proved significant as some were plagued with the last-minute term papers put off from last weekend. Housework and babysitting jobs of younger siblings were experienced, yet some found " being grounded” not worth while. " I always seemed to get grounded right before the weekend and that gave me more incentive to get out of it altogether,” reminisced sopho- more Penney Falaschetti. Weekends also served as a time to bring the gang together. As phones were answered consistently, students soon found out their plans for Friday and Saturday night. Some students hung on to school spirit and caught the Friday night basketball game, as others wanted no association with school and did things a little differently. " I’d go out and find something different every weekend. We’d usually just hit some bashes, do something crazy or whatever came up,” stated senior Mike Kotso. He added, " whatever the choice, fun was the name of the game!” Despite weekend games and practices, many filled their time with sports-on-their- own. Students would pack up the skis and hit the slopes for a day at the Pines in Valpar- aiso, while others travelled a bit farther for a weekend trip. " Devilshead in Wisconsin is where I’d usually go. They had one of the best lodges and really good hot chocolate,” joked sophomore Kristen Faso. The spurts of early, nice weather brought spring fever on quite abruptly and a common site found outside activities such as basket- ball or competing in a frisbee throwing con- test at Community Park. " Frisbee was the first thing on my mind when the sun came out and the weather made you ambitious and ready for almost anything under the sun,” stated freshman Greg Houser. for weekend Students scatter adventure after 2:40 On the move. Weekend practices mean spending time at school when more fun activities could be accomplished. Senior Sue Seefurth gets ready for practice while finishing a quick snack. Caught up! Weekends often give way to unexpect- ed hospital visits. Senior Scott Martin receives an undesirable school vacation due to a car accident in Texas on a college visitation trip. Weekends 79 Weekends cont. Anticipating future college years gave stu- dents the incentive to escape to nearby cam- puses for the weekend. Indiana University in Bloomington, Purdue University in La- fayette, and De Pauw University in Greencas- tle were to some, popular get-aways for the weekend. “It was great to be able to pack up and leave “Funster” and to know you were on your own. “I benefited from having a sis- ter down at IU, so having a place to stay was no problem, " stated junior Tracy Hirsch. Sundays brought uninhibited thorns to some as the bulk of the precious break dwin- dled away. Getting up early Sunday morning seemed inevitable for some due to the neces- sity of church events in the mornings, family gatherings for dinner or unfinished home- work. Clocks were set, outfits laid out and books gathered to face the unwanted Mon- day morning. Far from bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, re- luctant students shuffled in, yet fought the urge to fake sick again to mom. Yawning mouths, droopy eyelids and stories of week- end experiences were all left unnoticed. An- other weekend ended for some, yet the min- ute bell snapped all into action to their first hour class to hear the ever-so-popular phrase, “Weekends over kids, let’s hit the books.” Let’s split. Stopping in at Dairy Queen proves to be a tempting weekend pasttime. Seniors Karen McNamara and Melanie Santare take time out to share a banana split. R R. Rest and relaxation are often what students strive for on weekends. Junior Jim Davis takes a break from the hectic weekend schedule by watching his favorite program. One-on-one. Outside sports during the weekend were great for needed exercise from the slow week functions. Junior Bobby Hart tries fooling sophomore Mark Al- mase during a one-on-one basketball game. so: Weekends Weekends _81 in There’s one every crowd Nervously anticipating the final play of the football game, 1 1 hulk-looking players eyed each other anxiously, searching for an an- swer to their opponent ' s strategy. Their glances shifted in relief as they heard the reassuring voice of their captain. Whether it be a captain of a football team, a class president or an editor in journalism, all exemplified one common trait, leadership. Students felt that having a leader or captain within a sports team helped. " The captain on our track team really helped to keep up our spirit and gave us incentive to do better at meets, " stated senior Lisa Hodges. Leaders seemed to estab- lish a stability within the team. Being a leader could also have been very difficult on a person. Correcting your friends or stressing your point could have made a leader feel separated from the others. " Being captain was sometimes hard, expecially when I had to play the part and get mad around my friends, " stated senior captain of the football team Mike Ramirez. Leaders sometimes found it hard trying to be firm. Some found being in charge an experience which they would benefit from. " I ' ve learned to understand people and their faults, yet not Setting an example. Winning a match to his opponent in Wrestling, senior captain Tim Agerter sets an exam- ple for his teamates. Kill the trojans. The captain of the football team, sen- ior Mike Ramirez speaks to the students at a pep rally to fire them up for the biggest game of the year. Highland. to give in easily. Also, being editor of a year- book looked good on college applications, " stated senior Jeff Plesha. Having a position of leadership in high school sports and aca- demic teams also proved to be a good char- acteristic to add on college applications. Students also realized that leaders could be found in many places, within each group or outside school activities. " There would always be the certain person who made the best choices of what to do and acted the most rationally. There’s usually a leader in every crowd, " explained freshman Jennifer Dye. Leadership could be found on every field, at any meeting, and in most classrooms. " We actually had four captains of the girl ' s swim team and they were very helpful. They gave us pointers and helped with our prac- tices by getting us rowdy,” stated sopho- more Cathy Somenzi. Leaders and captains in all activities made specific impressions on those involved. The captain of the football team finished devulging his plans to the relaxing huddle, and a look of relief could be seen circling the group. One blocker sighed and mumbled as he ran into positioning, " Thank heavens, we have a captain! " 82 _ Leadership Let me think. Organizing his thoughts for the upcom- ing issue of Crier, senior Editor-in-chief Scott Martin contemplates which position he should take on the edi- torial. Well rewarded. Making a contribution to the basket- ball team does not go unrewarded. With a look of pride on his face, senior Jim Zajac receives an award for breaking the school record in assists from Coach Jack King, Health and Safety teacher. Scene One. Giving last minute directions, senior direc- tor Jeanette Gustat shows her ability to lead the actors in their next scene. Leadership 83 Stumblers fumblers try, try again Lights went dim to set the mood. A lone figure stood in the spot light. His view was limited to the first 12 rows. He began slowly reciting an excerpt from a “M.A.S.H. " script. At first, his words stumbled out; his palms were sweaty as he shook from stage fright. In due time, he gained confidence and projected his words and actions through Hawkeye Pierce, the young and aspiring doctor. As he rambled on, a voice cut him short. “Thank you, we’ll get back to you.” With a sigh of relief, the hype was gone and the nervousness had sunken in. “It ' s just another tryout, anyways, " stat- ed the young actor. Tryouts seemed to invoke nervousness and embarrassment to most students vying for a role in a play such as, “Class Acts ” or a part in the musical, “South Pacific.” “It’s kind of embarrassing,” stated senior Kathy Pfister. " Everyone looks at you and listens for mistakes so generally you ' re nervous, but after the first few lines you relax and every- thing just comes to you naturally. " Whether students were nervous or not, performances ranged from enthusiasm to ea- gerness. “It ' s difficult to single out the good from the bad when you don ' t have a chance to really know them very long,” explained Mr. Dick Holmberg, music teacher and musi- cal director. “You just begin to sense or know talent when you see it.” From running sprints in the rain to stretch- ing every last muscle while cheering, Competitive concentration. Taking a breather before her next stretch, sophomore Melissa Jacobo concen- trates on how essential it is to have flexible muscles before entering the tennis court. Cheerful cries. In order to add points to their scores, juniors Sally Shaw and Jill Samels add enthusiasm and volume to their cheer as they project their talents. coaches and directors saw it all, they saw talent, pride, hustle and desire, but for some they saw them as taking a trip home. Before one could even test his abilities, he was bound to various other tasks, securing his position if he couldn ' t hack the workout. In all applications for an organized posi- tion, be it a job, team, or organization, there were rules to follow. Athletes followed the Indiana High School Athletic Association guidelines. “These were just the basic ISSAA rules, but more or less in a pretty straight open tryout. If someone was interested no matter of previous experience, he was enti- tled to his chance, provided he attended practice and abided by the rules, " stated Ath- letic Director Mr. Don Lambert. Although some sports had limited spots and positions, sports such as wrestling were opened to whomever became interested. Even though size, skill, and strength were characteristics of a good athlete, a mental attitude was equally as important. “A play- er’s mental attitude was very important. He may have been the right size, but if he wasn ' t mentally willing to take care of his body by dieting and working out, he wouldn ' t perform as well, " said wrestling coach Mr. Dennis Haas. Petrified or relaxed, skillful or mentally aware, actors and athletes had a purpose; to fulfill their dreams. There was always a trial run or a tryout first. 84 Tryouts I Airborne. During a vie for position on the basketball Tipful kick. Taking pointers from sophomore Jody Jer- team, senior Jeff Tucker displays his ability in an at- ich, sophomore Angela Corona tries to perfect her tempt to slam dunk the ball. tryout performance. We get by with a little help from our friends Filing system. Performing one of the many duties of an aide, senior Liz Yosick, junior Dana Keckich, and freshman Dianne Monak alphabetize and file the schedule changes to keep the system organized. Some needed stapled papers, xe- roxed copies, messages transferred, phones answered, and schedules filled. Others needed help with geometric proofs, symbols used in English — 11 such as iambic. Others just needed a little confidence to get their govern- ment bill started for Hopcal. The people who filled these jobs wer- en ' t teachers, secretaries, or profes- sionals, they were freshmen thru sen- iors, national Honor Society students, or students taking a break from a study hall. They were tutors and aides. The most common reason for being an aide seemed to be taking a break from the atmosphere of a study hall. “I think it ' s better than sitting in study hall and with all the work going on in the Guidance office, the secretary needs someone to help out,” stated Dana Keckich, junior. Although some just staple, write out passes and file, others such as library aides earned their positions. I train them for two weeks, and then they take a test on library skills and procedures. If they can’t pass the test it ' s back to study hall, " explained Mrs. Cheryl Joseph, librarian. On the other hand, tutors who were all N.H.S. students were required to tutor stu- dents who had difficulties in the subjects they were best equipped to help out with. " Tutoring is required by the N.H.S.,” ex- plained Debbie Kender, senior, " we ' re not as- signed students, but if they need help we’re there. I think it ' s a good program because it allows the top of the class students to help those who have difficulty learning. " Even though it may have meant giving up their own time or it may have been hectic at times, tutors and aides seemed to enjoy it and saw it ' s positive sides. " It ' s like helping a little brother with his homework, " expressed Debbie. Helping out teachers was appreciative as well as vital to the school staff. " I need an aide to help me run errands, and call students out of class,” explained Mrs. Lil Horlick, south office secretary. Clearly with out the assistance from tutors and aides, grading tests would become bur- densome, telephones would ring unan- swered, and students in algerbra class would scratch their heads wondering “how do I find the square root of 324? " It adds up. Adding figures in the athletic office Dede Dinga, sophomore, realizes how the work would pile up if she wasn ' t there to assist. Messenger girl. Dropping notes, and circulating mail within the athletic office is a job Jill Janot. sophomore, performs daily as an aide. Finding information. Looking for a July ' 79 issue of Glamour magazine, senior Kim Hanlin locates the publica- tion for a student as a library aide. Tutors and Aides _87 —EXPANDING AS— SERVERS Student Government lends helping hand Don’t worry, it only hurts for a second,” the nurse consoled. As the needle pinched the donor ' s arm, he quietly waited for the nurse to finish drawing the blood. From sponsoring the Blood Drive to attending a Trade Winds Christmas party, Student Government members kept themselves busy with community service activities as well as in school responsibilities. Under the leadership of senior Dionne Maniotes, first semester Student Body President and Pride Committee (PC) Offi- cer, activities such as a visit to T rade Winds and Homecoming festivities were orga- nized. “Involvement in Student Govern- ment has increased greatly because of the abilities of Dionne, " explained PC member senior Lynda Backe. Organization began during the summer as PC members gave up a summer day to help staple together student handbooks. From there on, PC members lent their hands by serving as nurses at the Blood Drive. “It was fun not to be the patient for the first time, " explained sophomore Kathy Wojcik. “I really thought it was nice to see so many students give blood for others. " Besides the Pride Committee, Student Government also consisted of Class Execu- tive Councils (CEC) which individual class sponsors ran. As the newly elected Student Body President, junior Lisa Trilli took over Owwwww!! With a look of discouraging pain on her face, senior Joi Wilson impatiently waits as the needle is taken out of her arm by the nurse at the Student Govern- ment Blood Drive. Helping hand. Doing her share of work as part of her Student Government responsibilities, sophomore Deanne Wachel spends a hot summer ' s day organizing Student Handbooks for the upcoming school year. Dionne’s position, she finished the year with the aiding of Mr. David Spitzer, Eng- lish teacher and Student Government Spon- sor. Student Government served others by sharing their time with children at Trade Winds Rehabilitation Center for the phys- ically and mentally handicapped. " Spend- ing the day at the Trade Winds Christmas party made me feel like I was giving a part of myself to someone who is less fortu- nate,” stated Lynda. With a feeling of satisfaction, the relieved student walked away knowing he had taken part in helping others through the actions of the Student Government. Tough Competition. As the crowd settles them- selves during the Homecoming game, senior Dionne Maniotes announces the winning float and Homecom- ing queen during the half time festivities. Tender Touch. After a visit with Santa, sophomore Lisa Mitchell takes interest in the delight of Ernest Brim at the Trade Winds Christmas party. 88 _ Student Government Senior Pride Committee: (front Robert Fitzgibbons, Karen Ruda- row) Dionne Maniotes, Patty kas. Fuller, (back row) Sherrie Pavol, Junior Pride Committee: (front ly Shaw, (back row) Ann Helms, row) Dawn Kusek. Enn Chen, Sal- Becky Thompson, Karen Culton. Sophomore Pride Committee: (front row) Bob Appelsies. Lisa Mitchell. Jenny Harrison, Chris- tine Johnson, (second row) Me- lissa Bados. Lisa Pavlovich, Kathy Wojcik, Ann Miller, (back row) Kristen Cook, Joanie Horvat, Lisa Bello. Duane Dick, Jodi Jerich. Freshman Pride Committee: (front row) Suzie Hess, Lisa Lay- er, Jill Yerkes, Sheila Higgins. (back row) Steve Oberc, Sheila Pavol, Debby Soderguist, Lori Ko- bus, Cindy Kopenec. Student Government 89 Spirit leaders boost athletic morale through streamers, secret notes Waking up in the dark early morning, the slumbersome student stumbled to the front door to pick up the morning paper. To his amazement, the giant spruce trees in the front yard grew long waving arms and so did his basketball pole, the bushes, the car and the chimney. Finally, after several blinks, he cleared the sleepy cobwebs from his eyes and realized that his house and landscape hadn’t come alive, but that his house had been T.P.ed for the sectional game that evening. Many athletes awoke to this common site prior to a sectional or state game. This was all due to the helpful efforts of girls involved in the Girls Timing Organization (GTO) and Cheerleading who took upon themsleves just one of the responsibilities to raise morale among the team members. Working with the wrestling, swimming, track and soccer teams, GTO was headed by Mrs. Ruth Brasaemle, English teacher. Besides raising morale, GTO members sent secret messages, recorded statistics and were trained to time meets. ‘‘The value of GTO is learning to volunteer services to help others, " explained Mrs. Brasaemle. Since GTO extended its duties through- out the year and involved five teams, over 75 girls were needed to fulfill timing respon- sibilities. “Some students could not contin- ue for both semesters and these and other gaps helped to add to the confusion, " stat- ed Mrs. Brasaemle. In addition to the confusion, members had trouble keeping up with their responsi- bilities. " Being president of wrestling, I made meetings and instructed people. Many didn’t even show up at meetings and this made things difficult on the rest of us, " stated junior Karen Markovich. Mot only did GTO induce school spirit, but the girls played an active role boosting individual athlete’s morale. " Before Sec- tionals, they decorated our lockers and threw a party for us,” stated junior Andy Mintz, swimming team member. " They also brought us fruit baskets for the State meet, " added Andy. Although problems arose and changes came about, GTO assisted in generating spirit during school and athletic games, serving the student body. But they weren’t the only group of girls to do this. When one heard, " What ' s our Mustang Battle Cry? " one could vi sualize 15 girls in their red and white outfits trying to enliven school, as well as class spirit. They did this during pep assemblies, games and parades. While fulfilling their normal cheerleading duties, the girls found themselves adapting to a new sponsor, Mrs. Linda Scheffer, home economics teacher. " It was hard for her to get use to our old ways and it was also hard for us to adjust to her ideas, " stated senior Sue Wojcik. In addition to a new sponsor, lack of en- thusiasm increased. " Cheering to an empty crowd brought enthusiasm down within the girls, " explained Mrs. Scheffer. Although sparsely filled bleachers be- came a familiar site during regular season games, students made up for this at Basket- ball Secionals. ”A lot of students showed up at the Sectional tournament. I ' d never seen so much spirit in all of the years I’ve been a cheerleader,” Sue said. Despite the difficulties and changes, the cheerleaders learned new routines and competed at area competition. " A big achievement came about in the season when the freshman squad attended a clinic at Hammond High, where cheers and side- line routines were taught. For evaluation, they performed a cheer they already knew plus a new one they learned that day, " stat- ed Mrs. Scheffer. " They finished with a sec- ond place, " she added. As the athlete entered his home with a first place honor, he gazed at the toilet pa- per in the trees and the signs covering his front door. Even though he had to clean his yard, he knew someone cared about raising his spirit. This “someone” consisted of the Girls Timing Organization and Cheerlead- ing groups. frestling GTO: (front row) Aleen Walker. Michelle itts. Bridget Yekel. Helen Stojkovich. (second row) ulie Calvert, Mary Siavelis, Melissa Bados. Angie ucker. (back row) Teresa Mintier. Laura Jarczyk, isa Lutz, Angie Paris. Karen Markovich. _90 GTO, Cheerleaders Freshman Cheerleaders: (front row) Lisa Layer. Brigitte Viellieu, Kerry Little, (back row) Cathleen Chevigny, Kristin Komyatte. Jennifer Miga, Laura Ser- letic. Wrestling GTO: (front row) Jennifer Groff, Emiko Cardenas, Cindy Richwine, Michele Jones, (second row) Meg Morgan, Kelly Hayden, Michele Saklac- zynski, Julie Rubino. (back row) Jenny Muta, Dawn Michaels. Cathy Pfister, Lisa Winkler. Varsity Cheerleaders: (front row) Renee Larson, Sue Wojcik (back row) Jill Samels, Lisa Trilli, Debbie O ' Donnell. Junior Varsity Cheerleaders: Lisa Pavlovich. Suzi Page. Joan Horvat. Clapping hands. In order to lead the cheers, senior Sue Wojcik practically joins the cheering crowd herself to raise the spirit against Bishop Noll. Out of time. Freshman Michele Saklaczynski gi ves the time she recorded as senior Lisa Levin jots down all the needed statistics during the Girls ' Swim meet against Valparaiso. Swimming GTO: (front row) Cheryl Pool, Amy Galvin. Rachel Chua. (sec- ond row) Dawn Meyer. Holly Sherman. Julie Rubino. Kelly Hayden (back row) Lisa Lutz. Cathy Pfister, Carol Beck- man. Barb Blaesing. Swimming GTO: (front row) Michelle Novak, Karen Gerlach, Tiff Arcella. Lisa Levin, Chela Gambetta. (second row) Liz Grim. Sally Miller, Kim Walker, Dee- Dee Dinga. (back row) Aleen Walker, Mi- chelle Pitts, Meg Moran, Kim Kocal, Mi- chelle Kambiss. GTO, Cheerleaders 191 EXPANDING ENTERTAINERS Halftime festivities come alive as band sounds off A flash of red and black marched in uni- son on to the field. A burst of music sudden- ly started as a distinct note was heard from a shiney brass trumpet. A flame burned brilliantly from a baton that whizzed about in mid air with a steady hand waiting under- neath for its return. Red and white sequins shimmered under the field lights as the steady hand of the majorette was tested. A chorus line of red and white pom pons moved to music as halftime festivities came alive. Marching Band, Drill Team, Flag Corps, and the majorette mixed color, music, ac- tion, and dance routines to entertain the crowds during halftimes and other public performances. Chorus Line. Arm and arm, the Pony Express enter- tains the cheering crowd for the half time activities during a game against Merrillville. T raveling out of Munster to entertain, the Marching Band played in the St. Patrick’s Day parade in Chicago, as well as Walt Dis- ney World and Sea World in Florida during spring break. " We sent in an audition tape and received a reply that invited us to come down and play in Florida,” explained soph- omore Tim Maloney. “All 67 of us were pretty excited about going because it was our first trip of this kind,” added Tim. With over $19,000 needed for the Florida trip, the band raised funds by selling M-n- M’s in school and grapefruits and oranges throughout the community. On the fruit sale alone, over $5,000 in profits was raised. Besides traveling out of state, the band Twirling away. Providing half time entertainment during a basketball game, junior Sherri Pietrzak thrills the crowd with her baton twirling talent. maintained some of its usual commitments by playing at halftime and marching in Munster ' s July 4 parade. This was all made possible under the direction of Mr. Don Os- tepowicz and senior Joy Horvat, drum ma- jor. Drill Team, under the leadership of senior Jane Michel, captain; junior Sherra Stewert, co-captain; and seniors Chris Magher and Chris Mannion, lietennants; un- derwent some minor, yet noticeable changes. Drill Team, or the Pony Express, as they nicknamed themselves, worked un- der the guidance of Missy Kathy Dartt, Eng- lish teacher. The girls hosted 16 schools for a Miss Drill Team Indiana competition as a fund raiser. Besides using this competition as a fund raiser the Marching Band: (front row) Michelle Mathews. Karen Cole, Joy Horvat. (sec- ond row) Dawn Dryjanski, Sue Golden, Dawn Bartok, Angie Bubala. (back row) Marcia May, Rachel Rueth, Dianne Dickerhoff, Carole May. Marching Band: (front row) Tushar Patel, Steve Oberc, Laura Davis, Mar- tha Regelman. (second row) John Franklin, John Gustaitis, Andy Carter, Rich Steffy. (back row) Scott De Boer Brian Fleming, Steven Meyers, Kei Soukup. 92 _ Halftime entertainers 435 3 Right on cue. Giveing added style to the half time activities, sophomores Laura Gvalandi, Brad Tyrrell, and Matt Proudfoot play their brass instruments in unison. Thanks a bunch. Showing appreciation for the flow- ers she received from fellow band members, senior Joy Horvath, drum major, embraces senior Jim Siave- lis after the last football game performance. Marching Band: (front row) Phil Mazur, Jeff Clapman, Joan Horvat, Brad Tyrrell, (second row) John Yates, Sharon Kiser. Tricia Abbot, Laura Gualandi. (back row) Dave Delaney, Scott Kazmer, Greg Psaros. Marching Band: (front row) Jim Davis, Kevin Heggi, Auistern. Matt Proudfoot. (second row) Mike Vasquez, Andy Miller. Randy Blackford. Angelo Tsakapoulos. (back row) Craig Bomberger. Marching Band: (front row) Lisa Gonzales, (second row) Jon Gross. Kevin Larson, Tim Maloney, Brett Hack- aby. (back row) Monica Fierek. Rob Osterman, Chris Cornell. Brian Cuddington. Halftime entertainers _93 Halftime cont. girls also sponsored a car wash, dance mar- athon, and a winter fall fashion show to raise funds for uniforms and banquet ex- penses. The group performed with a small- er squad which seemed to work out for the best. " There were fewer people this year, which left room for quicker organization and a much closer squad,” senior Chris Mannion explained. Flag Corps members performed solo at halftime due to the termination of the Rifle Squad, which used to be combined with Flag Corps. “It was felt that there was too much of a lack of interest, " explained soph- omore Flag Corps member Bridgette Yekel. One thing that remained the same was the retention of the lone majorette junior Sherrie Pietrzak. " I still get nervous before a performance but I got used to it going out there alone,” said Sherrie. As the ringing of the last note echoed on the field pom pons were carried away, flags and baton were stilled, the halftime per- formers marched off the field as the audi- ences applause brought the halftime to a finish. Attention! Preparing for the routine to begin, fresh- man Lori Flickinger stands at attention in anticipation of the director s cue. Huff and puff. Bellowing out the bass notes from his tuba, junior Rob Osterman plays to the director ' s beat while practicing " On Broadway " . 941 Halftime entertainers Grand old flag. Finishing their movement, sopho- mores Dana Roth and Amy Castima watch their team- mates complete a turn to await their cue. Drill Team: (first row) Chris Man- nion, Jane Michel, Sherra Stewart, Kris Mager. (second row) Karen Comstock, Angie Zucker, Tara Stevens, Meg Galvin, (third row) Jennifer Gram, Kim Fanning, Tammy Bard, Julie Kutka. (back row) LeeAnne Crawford, Jacky Ostrowski, Suzette Zale, Tricia Jostes Flag Corp: (front row) Merile Hollingsworth, Wendy Adams, Pam Woods. Abby Gifford, Sherri Pietzrak. (second row) Kim Hy- biak, Kim Kennedy, Laura Flick- inger, Bridget Yekel. (back row) Venessa Vains, Susan Micheals, Sheila Brackett, Amy Cashman, Missy Riebe. Smiles abound. Finishing up the basketball season with their final performance. Drill Team member ju- nior Kim Fanning, senior Kris Mager, and junior Angie Zucker prove they ' re no chickens as they dance off the court. Halftime entertainers 195 Actors, crews receive just rewards EXPANDING AS as curtain rises on productions Let ' s go over the last act one more time,” shouted the student directo r with hostility in his voice. " If you want a successful play, you have to earn it by working hard in prac- tice, " he added. The Drama Club earned its success through the presentation of " M.A.S.H. " as drama ' s fall play, and “South Pacific” as the spring musical. “Appearing in musical was a good experience for me because it built up my confidence in front of an audi- ence for my upcoming years in college,” stated senior Serbo Simeoni. “Much pride and enthusiasm was present in all the ac- tors once everyone became aquainted with one another, " added Serbo. Entertaining and pleasing were the key ideas in Drama Club ' s members ' minds. Although the actors played a big role in Drama Club, the presentations would have never been complete without the hard work Work of art. Concentrating deeply to prevent smudges, junior Janice Klawitter gently applies eye liner as part of her costume in the play " M.A.S.H " of the construction crew. Serbo explained, " the crew had a major part in the plays and musical. Without scenery, the true effects of the scenes would be missing. " Crews worked behind the curtains night- ly preparing the scenery for enjoyable pre- sentations while the actors received most of the credit for the plays, personal credit was given to the crew. " The students who were seen in the plays always received the rewarding, but I felt personal satisfaction out of it because I knew the plays would never have existed without our work, " stat- ed senior Tony Zygmunt. With the temporary absence of drama director and English teacher Mrs. Linda Lemon, the Drama Club tried something new. Instead of performing a spring play, which had been done previously, drama members performed in four one act plays, presented in the school cafeteria in late April. These particular plays were directed by students themselves. “There was no time to prepare a regular spring play with Mrs. Lemon absent for such a long time, so I thought it was nice to have the short plays because the preparing wasn ' t as time con- suming as a large play, " stated senior Rob Fitzgibbons. While the actors worked their little hearts out to please the crowds, the construction crew sat behind the scenes thinking up of new ways to make the scenery noticeable. As the head crew member sat in his chair thinking of ideas, the student director ap- proached him saying, " You know we could never be a success if it weren ' t for your work.” With a grin on his face, the crew member thought to himself, “I finally re- ceived my reward!” Tentative repair. As opening night of " M.A.S.H. " draws nearer, junior Matthew Trembly prepares the swamp for Hawkeye by repairing a hole in the sealing with the use of a stapler. What a mess. With a look of confusion in her eyes, English teacher Mrs. Linda Lemon patiently pats soph- omore Jonathan Irk on the head as she observes his added touches to the scenery. Drama Club: (front row) Dawn Kusek, Bob Appelsies, Maureen Harney. Tami Smith, Lisa Smisek. (second row) Tina Ziants, Kim Lennertz, Cathy Markovich, Mary George, Lynne Sweeney, (back row) Wendy Harowitz, Jessica Katz, Cindy Popenec, Anne Marie Jen, Christine Kincaid, Brenna Panares. Drama Club: (front row) Carol Fitzgibbons, Jim Krawczyk, The- resa Case, Ann Higgins, Kelly Harle. (second row) Angela Car- ona. Rachel Rueth, Nancy Yang, Sashi Sekhar, Carol Kim. (back row) Lisa Bello, James Harrison, Eric Christy, Eric Gomez, Gary Mintz. Drama Club: (front row) Mi- chele Dybel, Julie Thompson, Ja- nice Klawitter, Kevin Canady. Jac- queline Witmer. (second row) Bill Zemaitis, Cathy Pfister, Jean- nette Gustat. Rovert Fitzgibbons. (back row) Ron Svetic. George Malek, Bob Hart, Johnathan A. Irk, Dave Gustat. Drama Club: (front row) Mona EINaggar, Patty Labeots, Betsy Mellon, (second row) Jennifer Durham, Brad Yonover, Erica Fab- Ion. (back row) Duane Dick Chris Davlantes, Karen Coltun Larry Backe. Drama Club _97 The beat goes on. While eyeing his music, sopho- more Jeff Clapman tries to stay in time with the direc- tor ' s beat. Orchestra: (front row) Carol Kim, Jennifer Toth, David Szala. (back row) Mike Stern, Russ Brackett, Bill Mickel. Takashi Na- komora. 98 _ Concert Band, Orchestra Too tiny to see, too large to ignore, " - EXPANDING At musicians produce echoing sounds Restlessly chatting, the audience drew to a hushed silence as the lights dimmed in the auditorium. All eyes focused on the di- rector as he raised the baton signaling the start of the drum roll. This performance was the final goal of the Concert Band and Orchestra after many hours of practice. Practicing sixth hour every day, the band readied themselves for their concerts. Not only did they prepare for the Winter and Spring concerts, but also for the District and State Solo Ensemble contests and an organizational competition. Due to declined enrollment, the Orches- tra practiced after school at night. " Not enough people registered for an orchestra class, so night practices became neces- sary, " explained Mrs. Cynthia Schnobble. I felt the decrease in numbers didn ' t hurt Off key. Singling out a flute player for playing an incorrect note, Mr. Don Ostopowicz attempts to fur- ther perfect the sound of the band. Noteworthy music. Eyeing the notes of his song, sophomore Dave Szala plays his violin intently. us, " said sophomore David Szala, orches- tra member. " There are a lot of younger kids coming up.” Despite the lack of orchestra members, band members helped the orchestra with the musical, " South Pacific. " Professional musicians also were used in the perfor- mance, Mrs. Schnobble explained. Besides performing for the musical, the Orchestra also played at a festival for area orchestras, graduation, and the Winter and Spring concerts. Although we had small numbers, there were a lot of kids in lower grades and all are sticking with it (orchestra), " stated Mrs. Schnobble. " We will be all right in the long run.” Not lacking in members, the Concert Band was organized to play ensemble mu- sic at contests at the district and state lev- els. " All of our performances helped us to gain experience and praise for future perfor- mances. Home football games, St. Patrick ' s Day and Walt Disney World parades and any other chance to play in front of people all helped to improve our confidence and ability to perform under pressure, " said Mr. Don Ostopowicz, band director. " Throughout this year, I felt we im- proved. After we knew we were going to Disney World, we worked even harder,” stated band member Tim Maloney, sopho- more. " The students conducted themselves in a manner that represented the school and community in the best light. We played a very fine performance and it was appreciat- ed by the judges and the contest directors,” said Mr. Ostopowicz. As the director cut off the final piercing note from the trumpet, silence erupted into a round of gratifying applause from the au- dience. All those hours of practice paid off as the band took their final bow. Brassy Sophistication. Providing the alto sounds of the brass section, freshmen Tricia Abbot and Laura Gualand bellow out music from their French horns. Concert Band, Orchestra _99 Ensembles spread notes throughout EXMNOINO AS contests, community performances “I’ll never reach this note!” murmured the frustrated soprano as she reached for the difficult note in her piece of music. De- spite how difficult things may have been, choirs and ensembles worked to develop their vocal skills. Seven ensembles practiced mornings and afternoons preparing for upcoming pre- sentations. Under the direction of Mr. Rich- ard Holmberg, choral director, and Mr. Gene Fort, history teacher, choir and en- sembles performed to their fullest by par- ticipating in a Christmas and Spring con- cert presented for the student body, along with interested parent s. “It was nice to bring in outsiders and prove just how much Not so loud. Informing the boys to lower their pitch, Mr. Holmberg signals with his hands, while practicing for the Spring Concert. potential we had when it came to music and singing, " explained senior Jeff Zudock. “My spirits were lifted as I noticed a great turnout showed up at our Christmas con- cert,” added Jeff. Practices took place before and after school during the week. Junior and senior boys practiced on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings, while all the girls’ ensembles practiced on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. Mixed ensemble di- vided its practices between mornings and afternoons on Wednesdays and Fridays. Besides participating in in-school con- certs, ensembles also performed for church groups and entered contests which gave them the opportunity to prove their hard work. Several presentations were given by the ensembles at Frank H. Hammond Ele- mentary School for youngsters. Along with these performances, ensembles also ap- peared in the Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA). As a result, all ensem- bles competed in the State Finals, where five out of the seven ensembles received first place ratings. “For being my first year in ensembles, I was amazed to see our en- semble go so far in ISSMA,” stated Ela Ak- tay. As the soprano finally perfected her note, she thought back to all the hard practices. “They were really worth it,” she thought as she looked out into the audience at the en- sembles ' last performance. Warming up. Preparing for the state music contest, seniors Dan Sipkowsky and Larry Braman practice with the assistance of Mr. Holmberg. ioo: Ensemble son, Mike Nisevich, Jim Frankos. (back row) Karen Kuklinski, Ann Brodersen, Lin- da Powell, Kristen Zygmunt. Sue Seefurth, Ela Aktay, Cathy Pfister. Debbie Kender. Meyer, Rob Dixon, John Irk, Bob Melby (back row) Chris Houk. Jim Schreiner. Mike Watson. Jim Krawczyk, Eric Gomez. Mixed Ensemble: (front row) Linda Psaros, Jim McCormack, Nan Kish, Larry Braman. Terri Case. Mark Hecht. (second row) Jim Condes. Mike Ramirez, Bob Hu- lett, Jeff Zudock. Mike Min, Dan Steven- Boys’ Ensemble: (front row) Anthony Kusiak, Nick Meier, David Grbanski, Steve Gruoner, Jeff Volk, (second row) Dave White. Brian Welch. Eric Christy. Mike Senior Boys’ Ensemble: (front row) Jim McCor- man, Bob Hulett, Jim Condes, Mike Misevich, Mike mack, Jeff Zudock, Dan Stevenson, George Shin- Min, Jim Frankos, Mike Ramirez, kan, Mark Hecht, Dave Maul, (back row) Larry Bra- Junior Girls’ Ensemble: (front row) Terri Gor- don, Abbey Labowitz, Dawn Michaels, Amy Etter, Marie Lona. (back row) Laurie Deal, Sue Reddell, Ann Helms, Nancy Trippel. Carole Witecha. Amy Riemerts. Senior Girls ' Ensemble: (front row) Jill Regnier, Ann Brodersen. Karen Kuklinski, Debbie Kender, (second row) Jackie Witmer, Kris Pardell, Terri Case, Linda Powell, (back row) Kathy Parker. Sus Seefurth, Kristen Zygmunt, Nan Kish. Seniors Girls’ Sextet: (front row) Kristen Zygmunt, Debbie Kender, Karen Kuklinski. (back row) Terri Case, Nan Kish, Linda Powell. Sophomore Girls’ Ensemble: (front row) Laura Szakacs, Cheryl Murad, Michelle Novak, Lisa Mitchell, Debbie Kish, (back row) Kim Kocal, Mary Smogo- lecki, Kelly Geiger, Jenny Rich- wine, Marcy Lang. Girls’ Barbershop Quartet: Kristen Zygmunt, Terri Case, Lin- da Powell. Debbie Kender. —EXPANDING COMMUNICATORS From pierogies to baklava students taste culture “Learning more about foreign lan- guage and understanding the customs and cultures of another country. Yeah, that ' s what I like about the American Field Service (AFS),’’ stated sophomore Duane Dick. This statement proved to be the com- mon trait which linked members of the American Field Service, French Club, Spanish Club and German Club togeth- er. While the French, German or Spanish Clubs didn ' t have the opportunity to work first hand with foreign exchange students, the AFS first priority was to support organizations for foreign stu- dents and to build a relationship between American and foreign students. One way of bringing together foreign and American students was the sponsor- ing of the annual International Night where foreign exchange students from northwest Indiana and northeast Illinois joined together to discuss their holiday customs and experiences. “By attending International Night I ob- served how they celebrated Christmas and how they live everyday,” explained senior Helene Goldsmith. Several international delicacies vary- ing from baklava to perrogies and gyros were served, while folksinging was also fea- tured. Further activities included visits to Mar- riott ' s Great America, the Chicago Art Insti- tute and the Indiana Dunes. “Taking excur- sions to parks and such with foreign exchange students was fun, but it was also a learning experience as well,” explained Mr. Paul Schreiner, sociology teacher and AFS What do you think? Discussing plans for the finaliza- tion of International Night, Mr. Paul Schreiner, AFS sponsor, consults member Jeanette Gustat, senior and Sue Kim, senior, on upcoming activities. sponsor. Also visiting the Chicago Art Institute, the French Club learned more about the French culture. " Just by going to the Art Institute I observed and learned a lot from paintings by Renoir or Van Gogh, " explained senior Sue Wojcik. To further enhance their understanding Laughing Matter? Jokingly conversing while selling baked items and taffy apples, sophomores Kathy Woj- cik and Christine Johnson, French Club members, at- tempt to raise funds with the help of a purchase from sophomore Randi Schatz. German Club: (front row) Enn Chen, Jennifer Bischoff, Jeanette Gustat, Amy Hensley, (second row) Julie Rubino, Su- san Flynn. Chris Davlantes. Ann Higgins, Kathy Przybyla. (back row) Barb Melby, Becky Thompson, Takashi Nakamura. John Frederick, Amy Etter. German Club, (front row) Debbie McDonough, Christine Kincaid, Mary Beth Tafel, Sally Shaw, (second row) Milos Pavicevich, Katie Sheehy, Jo Anne Bame. (back row) Charley Shoemaker. Leslie Hurubean, Linda Zondor, Joan Kiernan. 102 “ AFS, language clubs Spanish Club: (front row) Mit- chie Jacobo, Karen Gerlach, Chris Keil, Jenny Harrison, (second row) Joanie Horvat. Debbie Strange. Sheila Brackett, Wen Dee Adams, Audrie Krevitz. (back row) Pocholo Cruz, Scott Lorenz, Bob Hart, Brian Muller, Lisa Bello, Tracy Brennan. Spanish Club: (front row) Jill Yerkes, Kelly Harle, Lisa Estill, Juli Pardell. (second row) Marie Bradley, Annette Christy, Dawn Wrona, Gina Bacino, Tina Ziants. (back row) Kristin Keen, Michelle Krajnik, Jennifer Wisniewski, Wendy Horowitz, Tricia Abbott, Lori Kobus. Spanish Club: (front row) Kerri Crist, Maureen Harney, Jackie Korellis, Michelle Kambiss. (sec- ond row) Ruth Zurad, Gail Gronek, Daniela Gill, Carla Dahl- sten. (back row) Laura Janu- sonis, Marcy Kott, Linda Zondor, Melissa Lawson, Julie Calvert, An- gie Paris. Spanish Club: (front row) Lisa Smisek, Dawn Feldman, Sherra Stewart, Tom Bo- gucki. (second row) Melissa Jacobo, Holly Sherman, Julie Kutka, Jackie Os- trowski, Mary Kottaras. (back row) Janis Baffa, Michele Military, Stacy Carl- son, L ynn Milan, Lori Van Senus, Debby Soderquist. Spanish Club: (front row) Jennifer Durham, Tammy Ochstein, Randi Schatz, Sheila Higgins, (second row) Linda Arlen, Sheila Pavol, Susie Hess, Kim Kennedy, (back row) Diana Monak, Kira Boyle, Margo Schwartz, Jackie Wicinske, Patricia Jauresui. Spanish Club: (front row) Amy Gol- denberg, Kathy Sublett. Kristen Faso, Marcy Lang, (second row) Suzi Page. Joan Kiernan, Leslie Hurubean, Tammy Bard, Kim Daros. (back row) lleen Walk- er, Michelle Petts, Patti Labeots, Dawn Rovai, Becky Kaegebein. Mara Kalnins. Spanish Club: (front row) Jodi Jer- ich. Barb Blaesing, Dawn Meyer. Jill Golubiewski. (second row) Tracy Richards, Teresa Mintier, Amy La- mott, Michele Moskovitz, Lisa Later (back row) Steve Oberc, Mark Ober lander, Steve Grim, Mike Goldsmith, Alex Tosiou Foreign culture Cont. of French customs and language, members observed the French movie “Diva.” “Each experience helped us understand French ideas and kept us more interested,” said sophomore Christine Johnson. Satisfying more than just their urge to learn, Spanish Club members appeased their appetities as they dined at Guadala Harry’s restaurant in Chicago. “I’ve always been interested in Spanish customs and eat- ing at a Spanish restaurant was fun al- though fattening,” joked sophomore Jenni- fer Durham. Sponsored by Ms. Alyce Martt-Webb, for- eign language teacher, the Spanish Club held bake sales in order to raise funds for their field trips. Also indulging in foreign cuisine, German Club members held a Christmas party in which German food was sampled. Al- though not typical of a party in Munster, German Club members listened to German albums to acquire a taste for German music and to become more familiar with the lan- guage. Reasons varied for joining these clubs, from learning to speak a desired foreign language fluently or just to make a foreign exchange student feel more at home. Al- though club members seemed to only have fun and frolicking times, the underlying les- son was the understanding of foreign peo- ple and their cultures. French Club: (front row) Michelle No- vak, Scott McGregor, Mary Smogolecki, Nancy Yang, (second row) Beth Pa- velka, Aileen Dizon, Maureen Morgan, Beth Schaffner, Sue Gurawitz. (back row) Tami Smith, Angie Takles, Maria Liakopoulos, Meg Morgan, Janna Comp- ton, Tara Goebel. French Club: (front row) Cathleen Che- tello, Duane Dick, Rachel Rueth. (back vigny, Sherri Pietrzak, Sashi Sekhar, Ra- row) Sue Wojcik, Christine Johnson, Sue chel Chua, Amy Galvin (second row) Wilson, (Jsha Gupta, Kelly Geiger, Clau- Brigette Viellieu, Tom Witmer, Mike Cos- dia Cardoso. French Club: (front row) Melanie lett, Natalie Zondor, Debbie Dillon. Kathy Smith, Jennifer Burns, Lisa Pavlovich, Wojcik. (back row) Lilian Ghosh, Cindy Deanne Wachel, Lee Anne Crawford, Richwine, Carolyne Pavich, Lisa Ferber, (second row) Joan Kiernan, Kathy Sub- Carla Fitzgibbons. French Club: (front row) Lisa Trilli, Lisa Zucker, Cheryl Pool, Helen Stojko- vich, Susan Nagy (second row) Jennifer Richwine, Susan Reddel, Angie Zucker, Dawn Michaels, Sheila Ramakrishnan. (back row) Marnye Harr, Peggy Rippey, Melissa Bados, Angela Corona, Jennifer Rouse. American Field service: (front row) Isabel de Azevesto, Patricia Jaurequi, Barbara Bartoszuk, Jeanette Gustat. (second row) Claudia Cardoso, Nancy Yang, Lynn Milan, Lee Anne Crawford, Lisa Ingles, (back row) Duane Dick, David Geyer, Amy Galvin, Rachel Rueth, Sue Wilson. French Club: (front row) Jessica Katz. Betsy (back row) Lori Goldberg, Ann Higgins. Amy Mollone, Kelly Knicker. Alice Clark, (second row) Goldberg, Jacqueline Witmer. Chris Metz, Becky Thompson, Jessica Efron. Fiesta. Taking time out to enjoy one of the finest Spanish customs, sophomore Spanish Club mem- ber Jennifer Durham indulges in tacos and tosta- dos, while not forgetting an all-American Burger King Coke. American Field Service: Shelly Jewette, Devra Wenner, Helene Goldsmith. American Field Serivce: (front row) Sally Shaw, Dawn Kusek. Su- san Flynn, Jennifer Bischoff. (sec- ond row) Barb Melby, Michelle Saklaczynski, Julie Rubino. Shari Romar. (back row) Annette Arent, Janet Orlich. Kim Lennertz, Cathy Markovich. American Field Service: (front row) Enn Chen. Kristen Bom- berger, Sheila Ramakrishnan, Su- san Nagy. Jan Curtis, (second row) Rachel Shoup, Maureen Har- ney. Mary George, Lisa Smisek, Annette Christy (back row) Deanne Wachel, Wendee Adams, Robert Melby, Janna Compton, Meg Morgan. AFS, language clubs 105 Interpreter? Seeking help t o properly pronounce an English word, senior foreign exchange student Claudia Cardoso asks for assistance from senior American Field Service member Shiela Pavol. Working Overtime. Photographs are as impor- tant as stories to attract readers to a newspaper. Junior Jim Davis applies a chemical to a scratched negative while working on the Homecoming issue. Crier: (front row) Jo Anne Bame, Jeff Kiernan, Diane Peter- son. (middle row) Karen Gerlach, Natalie Shimala, Lena Checroun. (back row) Paula Muskin, Scott Martin, Carl Gerlach. Crier: (front row) Jim Siavelis, Shannon Noe, Mike Casey, (mid- dle row) Mark Gozdecki, Mike Jeneske, Andy Mintz. (back row) Mike Sheehy, Bill Resetar, Bob Hart. Concentration. Keeping his mind focused on his work at the printer senior Mark Gozdecki puts the final touches on the sport page paste-ups. Sticky situation. At printer, senior Diane Peterson, layout editor, helps senior Natalie Shimala paste-up her analysis pages before the final printing. Crier • • • From Ball State to blueberries . . . all in a day ' s newspaper work EXPANDING AS COMMUNICATORS “In today’s issue of Crier This fa- miliar phrase was heard every other Friday on the morning announcements. But put- ting the paper together was not as easy as some people thought. Crier, a totally self-supporting newspa- per, was run completely from start to fin- ish, except for the actual physical printing of the paper by students. “We start out Wednesday. Two days and two weeks be- fore the paper comes out, and decide what goes into the paper,” stated senior Scott Martin, editor-in-chief. Since Crier first came out in 1967, great changes have occured. In t he first issues, crossword puzzles were used. In 1973, Mrs. Nancy Hastings became the Crier adviser. “Crier changed and became a regular paper that looked professional. Over the years, the format and looks of the paper have changed,” explained senior Jeff Kiernan, managing editor. All Crier staff members were required to take Journalism I. Students were also of- fered a chance to go to Ball State for the Summer Journalism Workshop. Of the staff members, seniors Scott Martin, Jeff Kiernan, Mike Sheehy and Jane Braun and juniors Bill Resetar and Bob Hart participat- ed at the workshop in classes ranging from editorial management, sports writing, and feature writing to news editing. While at Ball State, Scott won two awards, the Out- standing Editor ' s Portfolio and the John Butler Editorial Award. Not only did students win awards, so did the paper. Crier received the National Scho- lastic Press Association’s All American award and the International First Place award sponsored by Quill and Scroll. Staff members also had an annual Blue- berry Festival where they elected a mock king and queen, and members brought in " blue” food. “We do this to keep the staff members’ spirits up and just to have a little fun between deadlines,” Jeff explained. On the average, Crier sold papers to 50 per cent of the student body. It also circulat- ed to people in the business community, to 200 schools around the country and to par- ent subscribers. As the morning announcements ended the familiar phrase could be heard . . . " Read about all this and more in todays issue of Crier, still only a quarter. " Consulting editors. As a final check before being printed, seniors Scott Martin and Jeff Kiernan proof- read the editorial copy for logic and supports. If the Pub walls could talk the EXPANDING AS COMMUNICATORS stories they could tell . . . If the publication (Pub) walls had ears the stories they could tell! From the hysterical cries of “Where ' s my spread?” to the crude- ly dropped threat " I need that picture today or else . . . staffers rushed from deadline to deadline. If the Pub walls could smell, the variety would be great. Pungent odors from the darkroom, the powdery smell of chalk dust, melting wax from the candles of a staff member ' s birthday cake, and the occasion- al aroma of a Big Mac often filled the room. Jokes, stories, and frustrations played an important role in the daily routine of Para- gon staff members, as they tried to chase away the deadline-blues. “We did a lot of work, but we also had a lot of fun,” explained senior Dayna Paw- lowski, athletics editor. Although the " Pub” appeared chaotic with staff members frantically running around the room in search of lost pictures or missing interview notes, somehow things always fell into place as deadlines approached. " We met every mailed dead- line on time,” stated Mrs. Nancy Hastings, adviser. “I have a basic rule we abide by: “There is no such thing as missing a dead- line, " she teased. “Staff pride made this ‘golden rule’ a reality.” Before becoming a staff member, stu- dents had to take Journalism I. " I enjoyed J- I and my experience heightened my desire to enroll in Paragon to put my skills into a lasting product,” explained senior, Joi Wil- son advertising editor. To get themselves prepared to produce the yearbook, seniors Jeff Plesha, Nicki Kott, Laura Brauer, Suzanne Laskey, Joi Wilson, and junior Bridgett Rossin went to the Ball State Summer Journalism Work- shop. While there, they learned trend s in layout, different styles in copy, and cover- age ideas. Although every yearbook has basic simi- larities, this yearbook was different from the past. " Every year we want the year- book different,” stated Nicki, copy editor. “It’s not that easy to change a year- book, " explained Laura, layout editor. “We try to update our yearbook by changing style to stay up with contemporary trends.” " Due to rising costs and decreasing en- rollment, the staff dropped 16 pages from the book,” commented editor-in-chief, sen- ior Jeff Plesh, who happened to be the only male editor-in-chief in Paragon ' s history. The effort put in the 1982 Paragon payed off when the book earned All American hon- ors from the National Scholastic Press As- sociation and earned a Medalist rating from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association. While writers were important to record the year, where would the book be without pictures? Photographer junior Scott Rob- bins stated, " working on yearbook gave me something to do with my spare time. I enjoy taking pictures since they go into the year- book, which everybody looks at. Putting together the yearbook took up most of the staff members’ time. Staff members spent an average of between 10 to 15 hours a week working after school at the Pub. " I think if people realized how much work went into creating the year- book, maybe they would appreciate it much more,” explained Jeff. The Pub walls sure could tell many tales, from the crumpled copy sheets often piled high around the wastebasket thrown by prospective basketball players or frus- trated typists, to starving staff members scampering down the halls to buy a sucker or a can of pop from the pop machine. Maybe staff members were lucky that the walls couldn’t talk Picture perfect. While preparing for a deadline, sen- ior Suzanne Laskey, photography editor, examines a contact sheet and helps senior Linda Vlasich, organiza- tions editor, search for quality photographs. The Thinker. Deep in concentration, senior Jeff Ple- sha editor-in-chief, carefully inspects copy before giv- ing it his final approval. Student teacher. In order to prepare junior Julie Dubczak, layout intern, for her first deadline, layout editor Laura Brauer explains the techniques of layout and design and picture cropping. Decisions, decisions. Selecting pictures for the up- coming deadline, senior Joi Wilson, ad editor, and ju- nior Terry Gillespie, intern, review their photograph choices for one of their spreads. 1081 Paragon Paragon: (front row) Jim Slave- lis, Tim Maloney, Jim Davis, (middle row) Lynette Chastain, Julie Dubczak. Holly Lem. (back row) Karen McNamara, Dayna Pawlowski. Kathy Kolocziej. Paragon: (front row) Jeff Pie- sha, Laura Brauer, Suzanne Las- key. (middle row) Linda Vlasich, Nicki Kott, Scott Robbins, (back row) Terry Gillespie, Joi Wilson, Bridgett Rossin. Paragon H09; —EXPANDING Ae COMPETITORS Raw talent, well done rank, speakers aim for prime Seventh place in state competition prob- ably would be cause for celebration for many groups, but for the Speech and De- bate team it only served to emphasize that this was a building year according to Eng- lish teacher Mrs. Helen Engstrom, Speech coach. “We have a tremendous group of youn- ger people, but we didn’t really have a lot of senior leadership,” Mrs. Engstrom ex- plained. She fully expected to have an ex- cellent team returning next year. Speech competition in the state involved 137 schools and began in November. Ac- cording to business teacher, Mr. Donald Fortner, assistant Speech coach, the team entered the year " with the most raw talent ever, but through various circumstances a lot of people didn ' t reach their potential.” Nonetheless, several members of the team reached the state competition. Sopho- more Shelly Jewett placed fifth in oratori- cal interpretation and sixth in original orato- ry. Sophomore Mona EINaggar took fifth in girls ' extemporaneous. Ranking eighth were junior Karen Coltun and freshman An- drew Gordon in humorous interpretation and impromptu, respectively. Junior Julie Thompson finished tenth in dramatic inter- pretation and Kelly Harle, freshman, placed eleventh in poetry. Senior Scott Martin qualified but was unable to attend. In the State Debate Tournament the team of freshman Andrew Gordon and Tu- shar Patel advanced to the quarter-finals in two-man debate. Scott Martin finished fifth in congress compet ition. Carl Gordon, senior, became the sole re- presentative to national competition by winning the district Lincoln-Douglas debate competition. The team had five national competitors the previous year. Also, adding to the activities of the year was the Annual Speech and Debate dinner. New officers were announced for the up- coming year and those seniors leaving were commended for their work and support. “Overall,” said Scott, Speech and De- bate president, “there were various factors that accounted for our having fewer upper- classmen this year, but I think we still main- tained the consistent excellence of the Speech and Debate program.” Putting in overtime. Qualifying for the National Competition in Kansas City takes a lot of hard work. Senior Carl Gordon was the only Speech team member to qualify for the competition in the Lincoln-Douglas Debates. Carl spends time after school looking for information for an approaching speech. Speech and Debate (front row) Mark Almase, Brad Yonover, Suzi Page. Marcy Kott. (second row) Becky Thompson, Amy Hensley, Ann Higgins. Enn Chen. (back row) David Oberlander, Steve Goldberg, Karen Coltun, Linda Psaros, Cathy Pfister, John Frederick. Speech and Debate (front row) Susie Hess, Kelly Harle, Dane Gershman, JoAnne Bame, Mike Goldsmith (second row) Scott Martin, Julie Thompson, Car- ole Withecha, Mona EINagger, Amy Gol- denberg. (back row) Sheila Pavol, Chris Davalantes, Bill Zemaitis. Bob Hart, Mark Oberlander. 110 ' Speech and Debate Speech and Debate (front row) Eric Elman, Michelle Krajnik, Tammy Och- stein, Wendy Adams, Cindy Kopenec. (second row) Beth Schaffner, Janna Compton, Jessica Efron, Michelle Mosko- vitz. (back row) Debby Soderquist, Lisa Layer, Cathleen Chevigny, Connie Boy- den, Sheila Higgin s, Harvey Slonaker. Speech and Debate: (front row) Tra- de Bogumil, Mitzi Lorentzen, Janice Klawitter, Angela Corona, (second row) Craig Bomberger, Steve Fortin, Tushar Patel, Andrew Gordon, Kevin Zaun, (back row) Julie Pardell, (Jsha Gupta. David McCain, Jonathon Petersen, Beth Bittner, Scott Kambiss. Speech and Debate 111 —.EXPANDING « COMPETITORS From rolling strikes to capturing Knights, members sought needed outlet Whether striking pins, planning strate- gies or testing aptitudes, some students found a purpose for joining a club. Bowling, Chess and Math Club members all sought competition as a needed outlet. Thundering balls, crashing pins, satisfied chuckles or mumbled agonies could be heard every Monday as Bowling Club mem- bers tried to improve their skills at Munster Lanes. Teams ' consisting of four to five members, under the leadership of a cap- tain, competed for top ranking among themselves. Weekly averages were posted in the cafe- teria for all the students in the school to see. At the end of the year, a banquet was held and trophies were awarded to the high scor- ing teams. “Bowling was right up my alley. I like the way the team members compete with each other. Everyone had to improve their bowl- ing; I know I did. I learned something every- time,” stated junior Tim Mueller. " I learned how to win with pride and lose with dignity. Jim Fitt, sophomore, also felt the need to compete. “I joined because it was some- thing to do with my friends and it ' s fun. I feel it made me a better competitor.” Deciding when to make the right move was just as important for Chess Club mem- bers. " I like chess and just wanted some- thing to do. My chess ability has gone up and I have learned a lot about the game,” said junior Jeff Quasney. Chess Club does more than move men trying to capture the king. Members com- peted against schools in the region, and in April the team competed at State competi- tion in Indianapolis. From there, they moved on to National Competition in Phila- delphia. “I’ve gained a better way to analyze prob- lems and compete with others,” explained junior Jeff McNurlan. Math Team competitors also faced the unexpected as they challenged unknown opponents across the country. “It ' s a chal- lenge. It’s not like the tests at school where you know what’s going to be on them. You don’t know what to expect on this, you don ' t even know who your competing against,” stated Peter Bareolos, junior. Math Team members took math apti- tude tests once a month before school. Al- though the results did not go on a report card, to some students it was very impor- tant. “It’s different from tests at school, I enjoy it and it was interesting to see how well I did on the tests, " explained junior Amy Rakos. Members also went to other schools and competed with students in timed competi- tion, using algebra and geometry. Even though the competition was fun, it could be very difficult. " I’ve learned there are a lot of extremely smart kids in Amer- ica. Mathematics is not just memorizing; it’s using practical knowledge. A lot of it deals with geometry and algebra, " stated junior Andrew Carter. Between the spares and strikes, the cap- tures and saves and the computing and fig- uring, Math, Chess and Bowling members were all competitors with a purpose. Taking aim. Hoping to roll a 200 score, junior Bill Colias carefully takes time to roll yet another strike. Bowling Club: (front row) Daniel Lemer, Tim Carroll, Matt Proudfoot, Judy Florczak. (second row) Jim Fitt, Shannyn Przybyl, Sherri Wiesner, Tim Mueller. Cheryl Pool (back row) Dave DeRolf. Peter Bereolos, Brian Muller, Bill Featherly. Katie Sheehy, Debbie McDonough. Bowling Club: (front row) Rob Oster- man. John Witkowski, Mark Crawford. Eugene McCure, Tracy Brennan, (sec- ond row) Joe Doranski, John Gustai- tis.Avi Stern. Michelle Pool (back row) Jim Abrinko, Mike Jeneske, Andy Carter, Rich Steffy, Dan Karulski. ii2_ Bowling, Math, Chess Team Strike or spare? Getting into position to roll the bowl- ing ball, senior Kevin Heggi mentally plans the path he hopes his ball will take. Beat the clock. Pressing the time button, junior Andy Carter readies himself for a strategic game to practice his latest moves for an upcoming meet. He and junior Peter Bereolos tied for first place standing in the school. Chess Club: (front row) Mr. Jeff Craves, John Gustaitis, Jeff Quasney, Jeff Gresham, (second row) Avi Stern, Lisa Ferber, Jonathan Peterson, (back row) Rich Steffy. Peter Bereolos. Andy Carter, Jeff McMurlan, Philip Cak. Math Team: (front row) Aashi Sek- har, Maureen Morgan. Amy Rakos. (back row) Kirk Billings, Jeff Quas- ney, Andy Carter, Peter Bereolos. Bowling, Math, Chess Team _ 113 _ Plunging into murky depths, dense woods, students explore beyond academic scene Stuck within the walls of a closed envi- ronment, some students felt the need for outside adventure. While some sought to plunge into cold depths and explore the un- der water world, others became aware of the nature around them, while still others sought to explore the humanities and achievements of man kind. Entering an aquatic world, Scuba Club members discovered the life that existed under water. “There are lots of things that live under water, such as fish and plant life, to see when you dive. You notice some- thing new everytime,” stated Christopher Sannito, freshman. Scuba Club members dove into the water at France Park in Logansport, IN., two to three times a month, when the weather per- mitted. The only requirement to join was that one must have been a certified diver. “I became certified last summer, and Scuba Club gave me many opportunities to prac- tice my diving and to be with others who have the same interests at the same time, " said freshman Jerry Pupillo. Testing their survival ability, Outdoors Club members learned the key to exist in the wilderness and nature. According to freshman Larry Backe, “we go on outings such as camping, hiking, horseback riding and hayrides to have fun, but we also go to get closer to nature. It’s a good chance to get outside and have fun.” Mother nature’s creations, such as plants and animals seem to go unnoticed. “I became aware of different plant and animal life. I never knew that existed! I’ve learned a lot from being in the club and I had fun and made friends at the same time, " freshman Tammy Mueller explained. Besides exploring the water or the woods, the Field Trip Club explored the arts. “The Field Trip Club offered students a cultural education that they wouldn’t get in school or any other club,” stated sponsor Miss Annette Wisniewski, guidance coun- selor. Field Trip Club members visited varied places, including the Field Museum, where they saw the Tiffany exhibit; Goodman Theater in Chicago, where they saw " A Christmas Carol;” and to Marriot’s Great America, for their annual “fun” trip, ac- cording to Miss. Wisniewski. “We go places and see things we wouldn’t normally see or do in school or on our own. Everything is always different and that makes the club enjoyable, " stated senior Dionne Man- niotes. Not only did the academic pattern of school serve an important role in students lives, some felt the need to break free from the confines of a closed environment and explore the outside world. Toothy situation. After completing a dive with Scu- ba Club members at France Park in Logansport, IN, Scuba Club sponsor and chemistry teacher, Mr. Jeff Graves unloads his gear by first pulling off his glove with his teeth. Field Trip Club: (front row) Michelle Robbins, Michelle Pitts, Kim Daros, Joan Kiernan. (second row) Tiff Arcella, Kim Kocal, Tammy Ochstein, Rachel Rueth, Wendy Hembling, (back row) Meg Mor- gan, Lynn Milan, Mary Smogolecki, Jodi Jerich, Dawn Meyer, Jenny Kopas. Field Trip Club: (front row) Sharon Dorsey, Susan Flynn, Barb Melby, Jenni- fer Bischoff. (second row) Jessica Katz, Debbie Tallion, Barb Blaesing, Jill Golu- biewski, (back row) Dawn Michaels, Ka- ren Pfister, Tracy Brennan, Nancy Trip- pel, Pat Labeots. 114 Field trip, Outdoors, Scuba Club ► i vX It M Outdoors Club: (front row) Jennifer Brennan, Emiko Car- dinas, Rachel Rueth, Carol Fitzgib- bons. (second row) Larry Backe, Jacqueline Witmer, Lisa Winkler, Judy Florczak, (back row) Tom Witmer, Lee Gomez, Kathy Sub- lett, Angie Paris. Field Trip Club: (front row) Betsy Mellon, Emiko Cardinas, Jennifer Brennan, Lisa Hanusin, Gina Bacino. (second row) Kristin McMahon, Ju- lie Rubino, Michele Saklaczynski, Karyn Landsly, Lisa Pennington, (back row) Mitzi Lorentzen, Dionne Maniotes, Angie Paris, Lisa Winkler, Amy Rakos, Sue Gurawitz. Scuba Club: (front row) Chris Sannito, Jerry Pupillo, (back row) Phil Cak, Mr. Jeff Graves. Tom Zu- dock. Field trip, Outdoors, Scuba Club J 15 Outdoors Club: (front row) Lori Kobus, Tammy Mueller, Patti La- beots, Dawn Rovai, Lisa Hanusin. (back row) Betsy Mellon, Ron Kotfer, Walter Florczak, Katie Sheehy, Gina Bacino. EXPANDING AS OUTSIDERS During fourth hour when “C” lunch be- gan, students watched as some seniors headed to their cars for an afternoon of re- laxation. Some students, however, in Dis- tributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) and Office Education Association (OEA), left school to continue their educa- tion. They went to work and were graded while being paid. DECA and OEA classes finished their day of school outside the confines of the school walls. DECA, instructed by Mr. Kent Lewis, Sales and Marketing teacher, increased stu- dent ' s knowledge in marketing and distribu- tion. Students worked in the bookstore tak- ing complete responsibility. They took inventory, kept the shelves stocked, and handled all the money. Sixteen students worked at various places including Baskin Robbins, Fayva and Jewel. “It ' s kind of hard at first, trying to learn the way a store prepares itself, but it is getting easier and I’m learning a lot,” explained senior Anna Marie Dash. Report Card. Filling out a sales account slip. Mr. Kent Lewis. DECA sponsor, tabulates senior Dawn Blazek ' s balloon sales record. Members seek work experience outside confines of school walls DECA officers included seniors presi- dent, Ben Trgovich; vice-president, Beth Macenko; treasurer, Brian Luburda; secre- tary, Lynette Chastain; and reporter Karen Sharkey. “Being an officer is a very respon- sible position. If we do not show enthusi- asm, neither will anyone else,” stated Ben. Students received six credits, three a se- mester, for participating in the program. Students were required to work 15 hours a week in order to stay in the class. " I think working 15 hours a week is fair. If we are getting that many credits for the class, we should work out of school, too, " explained Brian. Students were graded according to their effort, attitude, manners and the material they learned. " Really it’s like being in school and getting paid for it at the same time,” stated senior Trina Blazek. OEA, which dealt with office work in- stead of sales management, required typ- ing, shorthand and other office skills. Sixteen girls worked at Hammond Oral Surgery and other local offices that needed part time help, answering the phone and typing reports. Senior Jenny Olds, “I feel like I play an important role in the function- ing of the office.” Similarly, OEA members were graded on the work they did, how well they did it, and what they had learned. “I recommend stu- dents take a class like OEA. It looks good on a resume and you get experience while still in school, " said senior Dyan Wieger. DECA and OEA combined forces and held a canned food drive to raise food for needy people at Christmas. Other fund rais- ers included DECA’S sweatshirt sale and candy sale to raise money for the club. OEA also sponsored a candy and carnation sale. Next time you see students heading for their cars after lunch, remember, it might not be just for fun; they could be finishing their school day outside school walls, gain- ing extra knowledge. Clowning around. DECA salesman senior Anna Ma- rie Dash receives financial support for state competi- tion from Dr. Dick. Candy store? Stopping between classes to buy a Job hunting. Searching through the files, seniors sucker from senior Bill Zemaitis, seniors Beth Orlandi Marilyn Cassidy and Tracy Burbich check out pro- and Kelly Miller search for a quarter. spective jobs for OEA members. 116 _ OEA, DECA OEA: (front row) Donna Werra, Julie Nowak. Jenny Olds, Marilyn Cassidy, Tracy Burbich, (middle row) Anna Canic, Karen Glass, Anne Smiley, Diane Wiger, Patty Blanchard, (back row) Miss Flor- ence Kolodziej, Amy Cala, Becky Zimmerman, Sue Cueller, Karen Orlich, Renee Bianchi. DECA: (front row) Paul Phipps, Ben Trgovich, Brian Luberda, Bill Zemaitis, Karen Sharkey, Mary Kellams. (middle row) Allison Olah, Jim Abrinko, Lynette Chas- tain, Katrina Blazek, Diane Steorts, Beth Orlandi, (back row) Mr. Kent Lewis, Rick Hutchings, Tammy Merritt, Jim Argoudelis, Jeff Moore. OEA, DECA _117 Try it on for size. Junior Angie Zucker shows her sister, freshman Lisa, the dress she bought for the up coming BBYO winter formal. Shoot for two. Going up against senior Jim McCor- mack in a practice game, senior Donn Duhon fires away in hopes for two points during CYO basketball. 118 _ Out-of-school groups Out-o f-school groups 1119 It is 2:40p.m. and school is over, but this does not mean the activities are, too. Stu- dents go into extra hours and participate in out-of-school organizations. Centered around the church, some organi- zations included as the Greek Orthodox Youths of America (GOYA), St. Michaels Ju- nior Ukrainian Orthodox League (Jr. UOL), and the West Minister Presbyterian High School Youth Group. Other groups inclu- deed, B ' nai B’rith Youth Organization (BBYO), and the Catholic Youth Organization (CYO), and Chi Kappa Chi (Chi). GOYA held its annual Greekfest, spon- sored basketball and cheerleading, and sent delegates to the National Convention in To- ronto, Canada. Members donated their time to senior citizens and sponsored dances. Sen- ior Dionne Maniotes stated, " I’ve learned a lot through GOYA to help me with my job as Student Body president. I ' ve also met new people from all over by being in GOYA.” Jr. UOL, another church group, captured students’ interests by sponsoring dances, hayrides and their annual St. Michael ' s Day Picnic. " This organization introduced me to new people and places. I liked being in a club that was not school oriented, " explained Nick Vlasich. West Minister Presbyterian High School Youth Group consisted of 35 members from the student body. The group played bingo with senior citizens and sponsored several retreats. Junior Ann Helms said, “it was a lot of fun, and a good way to make friends, after all when you stay with someone for a week- end, you become well acquainted with the people there.” BBYO, a Jewish organization, sponsored dances, various dinners, softball tourna- ments, and gave food baskets to the poor on holidays. Junior Angie Zucker explained, " I Service to others through out-of-school groups think it was worth the time and effort I put into it. I gained so much experience I never could have gained anywhere else.” CYO, the Catholic group sponsored a bas- ketball league, and practiced three nights a week. One must have been a member of the St. Thomas More parish to play. " I like play- ing in something where you can do what you want to do without everyone hounding you,” stated senior Mike Jeneske. Chi, a juniorette social organization, spon- sored the winter formal, took Christmas pre- sents to the children in the Carmelite Chil- drens’ Homes and gave food to the needy families for Thanksgiving. “We serve the community and less fortunate chil- dren and I enjoy helping the community and others,” stated senior Beth Orlandi, vice- president. Chi consisted of 25 girls. " We did things as a group instead of one or two people, " said senior Mitzi Lorentzen. Members put in their extra time and effort but the results they produced were worth it. Senior Diane Steorts explained, " I received a great deal of satisfaction from helping needy people. I enjoyed the experiences of being with other people, and it is something that will always be with me.” Extra hours to some students were not worth the time and effort. However, to those students involved in out-of-school organiza- tions they gained self-satisfaction and knowl- edge. The bell may have rung, and school may have been let out, but some students were just beginning their work, doing what they like to do and helping others the best they could. Sheer strength. Junior Nick Vlasich uses his muscles to put up chairs after a Wednesday night bingo game. ’EP8I Bingo! While preparing for an up coming bingo game, with senior citizens, juniors Jim Davis and Brad Tyrrell peel off the price tags from the prizes. ..EXPANDING AS ACHIEVERS Tackling goals with determination Whether it was an athlete preparing for the Olympics or a small child learning his ABC’s, one bond held the two in common. Determination. By using determination, people became achievers. Achievers carried out their responsibil- ities to the best of their ability. This is what makes the difference between strivers and quitters. This incentive made people want to attain their goal no matter how high and impossible it seemed. Letterwomen, Lettermen, National Hon- or Society (NHS), Thespians, and Quill and Scroll were groups that showed their deter- mination and earned their ranking among the achievers. Made up of 50 girls, the Letterwomen ranged from sophomores to seniors. In or- der to have been inducted into the organiza- tion one must have earned a letter in a sport. Letterwomen worked at different sport- ing events and gave spirit at various games. “Any club is fun. I’m proud to be a Letter- women; it’s something you work hard for and everythng you do is brought out public- ly,” stated senior Dori Downing, vice-presi- dent. Secretary Becky Johnson, senior, stated, " Our job is to support men and women’s athletics any way we can. " Although not a formal organization, the Lettermen consisted of 80 boys. The qualifi- cations for the Lettermen were concurrent with those of the Letterwomen. “You earn a letter through participation in a varsity sport and earn a special title in the school,” stated junior Scott Robbins. Lettermen sponsor, Coach Don Lambert, athletic director, explained “Being a Letter- men, one must have spent time and had the ability to achieve. Through their efforts, boys received a letter.” As a fund raiser for the athletic banquet, donkey basketball was played between the coaches and the Lettermen and Letterwo- men. Along with the achievers in sports, came the achievers in academics. The National Honor Society (NHS), which consisted of 28 members, shared the determination too. To have been a member of the NHS, one accumulated a GPA of 4.2 on a 5.0 scale, and participated in several extracurricular activities. “The NHS is made up ot top stu- dents that exhibit the qualities of scholar- ship, leadership, character and service,” said senior David Zawada, president. It took more than determination for these people, dedication was necessary for the group of Thespians. Thespians, the club that worked along with the Drama Club, helped put on theatri- cal presentations. To have been able to join, one must have acquired a certain number of points earned by performing, working backstage and completing various tasks. Senior Terry Case explained, “basically Thespians work with the Drama Club. It is combined as a whole because we don ' t like to single out certain people.” Quill and Scroll, an honorary club for journalism, showed determination also. To have been a member, one must have been in the top 25 percent of the class and by a majority vote of the present members of Quill and Scroll. Members sponsored a car wash to send members to Ball State for a journalism workshop. “It’s an honor and looks good on a college application, " stated senior, Scott Martin. A 3.6 GPA on a 5.0 scale was necessary and students were judged according to their work on Crier or Paragon. Determination was the key to successful organizations. Each earned the right to be classified as acheivers. Every group showed determination and there was no telling what they would do next. Move out of the way! Junior Mike Meyer tries to elude the blocking of one of his opposing teammates to shoot the ball. NHS (front row) Kirk Billings, Dave (back row) Donn Duhon, Dan Steven- Zawada, Hal Morris, (second row) Larry son, Kris Mager, Ron Polyak. Bramen, Reggie Zurad, Scott Martin. Quill and Scroll: (front row) Jeff Pie- row) Nicki Kott, Karen Qerlach, Jim Sia- sha, Natalie Shimal a, Jane Braun, (back velis, Scott Martin. NHS (front row) Nan Kish, Debbie Kender, Jeff Zudock, Rebecca Johnson, (second row) Chris Keil, Kristn Bom- berger, Mary Mikalian, Theresa Case, (back row) Sue Wojcik. Jane Braun, Shelia Ramakrishnan, Susan Nagy. Thespians: (front row) Carol Fitzgib- bons, Theresa Case, Laura Siegil, Jean- ette Gustat. (second row) Jacqueline Witmer, Natalie Abbott, Tony Zygmunt, Cort Savage, (third row) Jenny Olds, Robert Fitzgibbons, George Malek, Ron Svetic (back row) Mary Makalian, Kris- ten Bomberger, Julie Thompson. Lettermen: (front row) Brett row) Rob Dixon, Steve Goldberg, Robbins, Brian Karulski, Matt Chris Ignas, Mike Sheehy. (back Proudfoot, Todd Fulberson. (sec- row) Hal Morris, Rob Hanus, John ond row) Kirk Billings, Jim Yang, Holzhall, Brad Neely. Ron Polyak, Mike Hoffman, (third Lettermen: (front row) Chris Camino, Steve Paris, Perry Man- ous, George Shinkan. (second row) Mike Knight, Mike Ramirez, Don Biesen, Kevin Mann, (third row) Randy Vale, Frank Molinaro, Marinko Bosnich, Jeff Plesha. (back row) Mike Balser, Dave Adich, Tim Peters, Mike Meyer. Lettermen: (front row) Larry Braman, Matt (Jrbanski, Steve Ar- nold, SerboSimioni. (second row) Mark Gozdecki, Dave Wolfe, Dave Malinski, Jeff Zudock. (third row) Jim VanSenus, Julius Pawlowski, Donn Duhon, Mike Jeneski (back row) Scott Robbins, T odd Atwood, Dan Stevenson, Tim Agerter. Letterwomen: (front row) Dee ren Rudakas, Patty Fuller, (back Dee Dinga, Rosie Mason, Jackie row) Lisa Trilli, Julie Johnson, Brumm, Beth Hackett. (second . Amy Nelson, row) Kim Hittle, Mary Flynn, Ka- Letterwomen: (front row) Joi Wilson, Karen Kuk- linski, Ann Broderson, Lisa Schoer. (second row) Lisa Hodges, Debbie Kender, Reggie Zurad. (third Letterwomen: (front row) Sonia Tosiou, Sheila Ramakris hnan, Rachel Rueth, Carol Bickman. (sec- ond row) Rebecca Johnson, Dori Downing, Cathy row) Laura Brauer, Sue Seefurth, Nan Kish, Chris Keil. (back row) Sherrie Pavol, Julie Hager, Nicki Kott, Linda Backe. Pfister, Colleen Knutson, (back row) Missy Bretz, Pam Selby, Lisa Rodriguez, Liz Grim. Muscle and might. By applying pressure with a single chicken wing, sophomore Todd Williams turns his Griffith opponent in order to achieve a pin. Mind over matter. Proving that athletics involved both mental and physical capabilities, freshman Dawn Feldman ignores exhaustion while striving to finish first in the 100-yard Breast Stroke. Grief and grind. Following through with a perfect backhand swing, senior captain Hal Morris returns a difficult shot winning the match enroute to a Sectional championship. Cought in the act of Athletics m printing down the field eyeing the ball as it descends into his awaiting arms, the football player leaps in despair. With overwhelming happiness, he caught it ... no not the ball, but the competitive spirit that comes from the game. Mustangs captured the competitive enjoyment on fields, mats and in water. Whether it was the Boys’ Tennis Team advancing to Semi-State or the Senior Class girls edging out the juniors in the Powder Puff game, athletes tallied more than just wins and losses. They attained a spirit provided through sports. Lettermen and Letterwomen were not the only individuals obsessed with this feeling, as benchwarmers, managers and coaches cheered from the sidelines in team support. Game scores and season records may have identified a team as a winner or loser, but Mustangs abided by the old saying “it doesn’t matter whether you win or lose, it’s h ow you play the game.” And to the athletes, “how you play the game,” meant playing with enthusiasm. Such was the case with the Football Team as they were edged out by rival High- land (10-7). Despite the disappointment, the ‘Stangs battled to the end, only to lose in the last seconds, never losing that desire to achieve. Mustang athletics offered more than the usual run-of-the- mill activities as the husky senior football player beckoned to the freshman newcomer, Caution: This could be catchy. Air born. After driving the base line past her Highland defenders, sopho- more Jamie Beck shoots a layup completing a two point basket. 122_ Athletics High spirits. After seeing her final time on the boards, Disgusted. After losing the point to his Sectional oppo- sophomore Sally Miller is elated with her performance in nent, sophomore Jeff Freeman drops his racquet and the 100-yard freestyle. walks away in disgust. Team unity. Keeping morale high, the Junior Varsity Volleyball Team congratulate each other on a well played game. Well deserved victory. Relief of victory overwhelms sophomore Todd Williams after winning a difficult match against his Lowell opponent. 1241 Thrill of victory The sweet taste of victory, the bitterness of defeat . . . every athlete has experienced each at some time, whether swelling with pride as he crossed the finish line first in the 100-yard dash, or hanging his head in disgust after missing a tying basket with five sec- onds remaining on the clock. When winning, the athlete strives to keep his position as the best. When he meets de- feat, he keeps pushing trying harder and harder, knowing that he has the same chance to make it to the top. " I think the object of the game is to win, so I always want to win, no matter what the cost,” explained senior Tim Agerter. Handling defeat proved to be one of the first steps in coming out victorious. “I al- ways learn something when 1 lose, " stated senior Lori Goldberg. Junior Kim Hittle added, " when I lose, I try to figure out what went wrong; then I just have to practice harder. " Defeat may not be taken so hard " if you are up against someone superior to you and you make a good showing,” Tim explained. Wrestling Coach Dennis Haas, industrial arts teacher, remarked, " as long as the ath- lete performed well and showed signs of pro- gress and improvement, it doesn ' t matter so much if he’s won or lost. " Still, disappointment is felt after a loss, agony and even more so if one did the best that he could, reasoned senior Debbie Kender. ‘‘One goes through all the hard training and it ' s the satisfaction of win- ning that really plays off, " she stated. This satisfaction often causes pressure to continue a winning tradition. But, as volley- ball Coach Bob Shinkan explained, the em- phasis on winning is basically self-imposed. Winning seems to be important to almost everyone, however, as the saying goes, “it’s not whether you win or lose, it’s how you play the game.” Thrill of victory, of defeat Mental mistake. After turning the ball over to his Griffith opponent, senior Jim Zajac hangs his head in disgust while Coach Dave Knish tries to regain the team ' s composure during a time out. _ f ' " - Competition gives rise to nervousness, pride High hopes. Going up against her Lake Central com- petitor, sophomore Melissa Bretz jumps high in order to block the attempted spike. Walking out onto the large square wres- tling mat, the athlete feels as if he is being watched. All eyes are focused on him, the mat and his opponent. The first wave of ner- vousness sets in and turns his once strong and lim- ber legs and arms into shaking limbs. His heart rate triples as he glances across the mat at what looks like a thigh. Unfortunately, it turns out to be his opponent’s huge right becep. Sweat is now flowing profusely from his pores, and the match hasn’t even started yet. In good sportsmanship, both boys shake hands (or was his opponent ' s a vice). With a confident nod, the wrestler tells him good luck, and in response, the opponent throws back a growl which is part Doberman and part gorilla. Ready to do battle, the ref eager- ly shouts WRESTLE. While this wrestler was stricken with a del- uge of nervousness and fear, other athletes experienced the same feeling as well. Wheth- er it was a sprinter anticipating the bang from the starting gun or a gymnast preparing to mount the uneven parallel bars, nervous- ness from competition emerged. “Before a cross country meet I get terribly nervous and feel butterflies in my stomach,” admitted junior Laura Tavitas. Mot only did the athletes feel this tense- ness, but so did the coaches. " I feel nervous before a big game, yet eagerness as well. I only hope the team is as confident as I am,” explained Mr. Steve Wroblewski, Junior Var- sity Football coach and math teacher. Although athletes experienced an uneasy feeling toward competion, many of them compensated this by psyching themselves up. “Mentally reviewing plays before a bas- ketball game with a positive mental attitude always helps me play better, " stated senior Colleen Knutson. Coaches also helped to boost their team’s confidence by giving them a pre-game fire-up talk in order to insure positive mental think- ing. Despite the nervousness which competi- tion provided, athletes still found enjoyment in it. “Competition gives me a sense of pride. I feel good after I beat someone in a race,” Laura explained. Mr. Kent Lewis, Sales and Marketing teacher and assistant wrestling coach re- marked, " athletic competition can provide a student with a feeling of success and some type of recognition which he or she may not find anywhere else.” Competition further enhanced advantages by providing the opportunity for students to acquire positive assets which could be car- ried on in life. Junior Lee Karras admitted, " if you go through high school without ever be- ing exposed to some type of competition, you can ' t attain goals early in life. " “Competition teaches you responsibility, cooperation and communication with others early in life, " added Mr. Wroblewski. Still, athletic competition presented a neg- ative side as well. “Competition can totally deter people from going out for a sport if they are less athletically inclined, " admitted Col- leen. Agreeing, Mr. Lewis explained, “competi- tion can serve negatively if someone is pushed into competing. " Finally, after the sound of the buzzer, signi- fying the end of the match, the wrestler proudly, yet tiredly, walked off the mat ad- mitting that winning was well worth the pre- match nervous anxiety. 126 " Competition Head to head. In order to cease Crown Point ' s advanc- ing offense, the ' Stang s set up a goal line defense in a Saturday morning junior varsity game. Op for grabs. Battling for the rebound, seniors Dori Downing (42), Karen Rudakus (54) and Lisa Schroer attempt to pull down the ball from their Gary Wirt oppo- nents in hopes of scoring. Suspended in air. Caught in the process of completing a half twist dive, sophomore Laura Szakus points her toes and readies herself to enter the water in perfect form. Good Sportsmanship. After defeating his Hammond High competitor in Sectional competition, sophomore Jeff Freeman shakes hands with his opponent. Competition _127 Why join a Sideline supporters. Keeping an eye on the play in progress, junior Sherri Pavol adds bench warming sup- port while waiting her turn for court time. It ' s the first day of practice; the beginning of a new seasonal routine. In no time at all locker rooms had that old musty odor from dirty socks and sweaty t-shirts that never made it home for mom to wash. Red duffel bags could be found in corners, on benches, stuffed in lockers, or hanging on handles. Athletics provided an escape from routine school life and offered a chance to better oneself. The choice to join a team was the athlete’s deci- sion, since it’s his free time. Friends and family of- fered encouragement. “I made up my mind to join because I liked a particular sport. Through the years, my parents and friends encouraged and supported me, which was very important to keep me going,” explained senior Dori Downing. If one was influenced to join when he had no personal desire to be a team member, a conflict often arose causing the athlete to quit before season ' s end. " Teammates look down on a quitter, especially when he makes excuses for himself. Excuses don’t change a thing, they justify a person’s quitting only to himself,” reasoned senior Pam Selby. Joining a sport meant responsibility to oneself and the team. Once on a team, it took dedication and a strong will to continue. With all that was required, why did so many peo- ple join? “I love the sport and the spirit of competition, " Dori explained. Personal satisfaction resulted from play- ing organized sports. " It gives one self confi- sport? Insurance policy. In order to avoid muscle strain while running, sophomore Rob Dixon warms up before a home meet at Community Park. Dedication counts. With three years varsity exper- ience, junior Roland Murillo found success at the num- ber one doubles position. 1281 Why join a sport? dence and pride for his accomplishments,” senior Kevin Canady remarked. " Even for those who were stuck sitting on the bench, a sense of self-esteem emerged, just from knowing they had made the team,” basketball coach Dave Knish explained. Success and satisfaction came in time, but not without many hours of practice and sweat. First, practices were always rough, especially in football with two daily practices in the hot August sun. With some sports, such as cross country or track, students continued to condition year-round. Practices and meets provided competition and a chance to strengthen de- termination. Injuries hinder performances to varying extents; but most athletes felt they were worth the risk. Senior Donn Duhon stated, “a serious injury may require rehabilitation or even surgery. You may feel that it wasn’t worth the risk, but if you like the sport enough, you realize that it was worth it. " Sports also took away time that should have been spent on homework. Dori re- marked, " being involved in sports makes me work harder in school. I have to budget my time, so it helps me to discipline myself.” Sports scholarships are viewed by some as a way to get to college. “Getting a scholar- ship was one of my goals,” Pam stated. Long grueling practices taught the mean- ing of dedication as a feeling of self accom- plishment. This made an athlete decide if joining a sport was really worth it. Playing it safe. Knee pads, long sleeves, and tight fitting shoes help protect junior Karen Eggers from in- jury on the court. Practice makes perfect. Dedicating eight hours of practice time a week, senior Chris Keil works on improv- ing her bumping skills for volleyball. Why join a sport? _129 Checking in. After swimming the 100-yard backstroke, sophomore Mike Gonzales checks his splits with sopho- more Bill Acheson, varsity swim manager. Keeping stats. As part of her job as tennis team man- ager, freshman Lisa Mansueto awaits the next point in order to keep track of forced and unforced errors. 130 _ Managers Miller, " because I wanted to help the team in any way I could. The reason I enjoyed it was because it gave me something to do; I washed uniforms, replaced the basketball nets, and got towels. It was a lot of fun, espe- cially when we won.” " The reason I became a manager was be- cause I enjoyed watching and playing basket- ball but I wasn’t very good at No applauses for the unsung heroes As the bell sounded off at 2:40 p.m. on a Friday afternoon releasing students for the weekend, questions of, “What ' s going on to- night?” " Where are you going? " were often heard in the halls. However, a different breed of students was found walking to the fieldhouse with plans already set for the evening. This special breed of students was the behind-the-scenes people at all athletic events . . . they were the managers. “I could lose a starting player or assistant coach before I could lose a good manager, " explained Varsity Football coach, Mr. Leroy Marsh, physical education teacher. “I would say on the average, the football managers saved me about two hours of work a day because we have so much equipment.” Agreeing with Coach Marsh, Varsity Swimming Coach Jon Jepsen, physical edu- cation teacher expressed, “managers play a pretty valuable role; they keep a lot of re- cords and save me a lot of time.” Managers were equally important in the girls ' sports. " They saved me a lot of time,” explained Varsity Tennis coach Miss Carmi Thorton, girls’ athletic director. " They took care of the first aid kit, tennis balls, and did a lot of record keeping.” Keeping track of equipment and records took time and patience. Students turned to managing for many reasons. “I became a basketball manager, " explained junior Lenny Duty calls. Checking to see if there is anything he can do, sophomore football manager Bob Rovai offers a help- ing hand to injured varsity football player Kevin Canady. playing basketball. I wanted to be connected with basketball somehow, so I became a manager, " said Bill Resetar, junior. Senior Karen Gerlach, Boys ' Swim Team manager, said, “I became a manager be- cause I enjoyed swimming and wanted some- thing to do.” Although most enjoyed managing, some felt they were taken advantage of. At first you did everything they asked you because you wanted to make a good impression, but after awhile they started to order you around, " explained Bill. With three seconds left and Valparaiso winning by one, the Mustangs were Abound- ing the ball; the center inbounded to the guard ... he shot and scored. The Mustangs pulled it out. With everyone celebrating the team ' s vi- tory, the behind-the-scenes people went back to work, washing the uniforms and putting away the equipment. They were the unsung heros in all sports that most coaches couldn ' t have lived without. What’s next. Even though he is not part of the playing action on the floor, sophomore j.v. basket- ball manager Don Gifford joins the time-out huddle to provide water for the tired players. Managers 1131 Advantage: Munster, down in age, yet up in quality Although the word “young ' ’ brought to mind the stereotype of inexperience, the Boys ' Tennis Team proved this did not apply to them. What they lacked in age, they compensated for in ability, by ending the season undefeated. Along with being undefeated, they ended every match with a score of 5 0. which had not been accomplished since 1978. Certain players practicing all year long gave the team an ad- vantage, " Practicing during the summer and winter kept us in shape and gave us an advantage over other teams, since the other teams only practiced two months out of the year, " ex- plained sophomore Steve Gold- berg. With the arrival of a new play- er, the team had yet another ad- vantage. “Jeff Freeman trans- ferred from Marist High School in Chicago, this gave us a strong team, " said captain Hal Morris, “Practicing during the sum- mer and winter kept us in shape and gave us an advan- tage over other teams.” senior. Besides their skill and ability, positive attitudes were displayed as well. " The team had very posi- tive attitudes, they also had ex- cellent team spirit,” stated Coach Ed Musselman, algebra and geometry teacher. He also added, " there was no selfishness among the players. " Some highlights of the season included taking a first at Confer- ence, Sectionals and Regionals, and placing second at Semi- State. Hal concluded. " I ' m happy when I realize that we had the best team of eight final teams in the state, but disappointed be- cause I felt we had the ability to reach the State finals.” The team consisted mainly of underclassmen. " There were many sophomores on the team and they all did exceptionally well, " boasted Coach Mussel- man. Anticipating next season, Coach Musselman expected a “strong and experienced team with six returning lettermen, los- ing only Hal. " 132 : Boys ' Tennis A strong serve. With the completion of his serve, junior Roland Murillo hopes for an ace in order to defeat his Hammond opponent. Boys’ Tennis Team: (front row) Steve Oberc. Joe Gray, Richard Norman. Andy Hahn. Jim Harrison, Jay Grunewald, Jeff Freeman. Ray Halum, Steve Goldberg, (Back row) Tim Feeny, Mark Almace, David Oberlander. Hal Morris, Roland Murillo. Chris Ignas, Pat Knutson, Bill Huer, Coach Ed Musselman Waiting patiently. After finishing a backhand volley, senior Hal Morris waits to see where the ball will land. A real swinger. Completing his fore- hand swing, sophomore Chris Ignas closes his eyes in anticipation as he fol- lows through on his return. Swinging high and low. Showing his tennis capabilities, sophomore Jeff Free- man follows through with various swings to score points and defeat his Highland opponent in Sectional competition. Boys ' Tennis 10-1 Highland Morton Crown Point Bishop Noll Hanover Central Griffith Calumet Andrean Lowell Conference Sectionals Clark Morton Hammond Regionals Semi-State MHS 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 First first 5 5 4 first second OPP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Place place 0 0 I place place Hey, I did it. With a look of victory on his face, freshman Mark Ober- lander walks over to shake his Griffith opponent ' s hand. Boys’ Tennis _133 V.PM lilTDV Runners cross barriers on way to 7-9 record II WVI1 I II I Nervousness, exhaustion, and satisfaction were just some of the feelings Boys ' Cross Country Team members experienced dur- ing the season. “The nervous- ness before the race and the ex- haustion during are well compensated for by the satisfac- tion you derive from pushing yourself to your physical limits in order to do well,” stated senior Ron Polyak. In order to gear up for the season, the Harriers prac- ticed twice a day. All the practice miles paid off as the team captured first place in the Gavit Invitational and sec- ond place at Sectionals. There, — the Harriers were led by sopho- more Rob Dixon finishing in ninth place. The season ended with an eighth place finish at Regionals. “The team’s fantastic, posi- tive attitude contributed to our doing so well.” The team’s strengths included experience, a positive mental at- titude, and enthusiasm. The team ' s experience was provided by five seniors in the top seven runners. Explaining the positive attitude Coach Doug Conchaldi said, “the team ' s fantastic, posi- tive attitude contributed to our l doing so well.” The enthusiasm was infused by Coach Conchaldi and the underclassmen as they meshed with the seniors to finish with a record of 7-0. Season awards went to Sopho- more Brett Robbins, Most Valu- able; Senior James Yang, Co-cap- tain; freshman Tom Gerike, Determination’ and seniors Ron Polyak, Mike Hoffman, Mike Sheeby, and Dwight Reed, Senior Pride. Nevertheless, whether first or last, the Boys ' Cross Country Team proved that it was an ac- complishment just to cross that barrier called the finish line. 134 ' Boys Cross Country I — — ■. k r ✓ SE iMIK Striving for the finish. Staying ahead of his Whiting rivals, senior Ron Polyak pushes himself for a second place finish. And their off. In order to prevent injur- ies, the team takes a warm up run before the Gavit Invitational meet. Boys’ Cross Country (front row) Bill Resatar. Tom Whitmer, Scott Debor, James Yang. Tom Gerke. Dwight Reed (back row) Coach Doug Conchaldi. Mike Sheehy, Kirk Billings, Brett Robbins, Ron Polyak, Rob Dixon, Mike Hoffman. Boys ' Cross Country 7-9 MHS OPP. Clark 24 31 Crown Point 85 29 North Newton 71 Gavit 89 Hanover Central 100 Lowell 144 Lake Central 72 18 Lowell 55 Calumet 85 Whiting 16 45 Merrillville 31 26 Highland 50 32 Calumet 43 Griffith 72 42 Lake Central 21 Gary West Side Invitationals 123 Gavit 1st T.F. South 10th Highland 1 Ith Clark 6th Lake Suburban Conference 6th Sectionals 2nd Regionals 8th Stretching out. In order to avoid in- juries, senior Dwight Reed takes time out to warm up before running in the Whiting meet. Congratulating teammates. Finishing A dedicated fan. After a successful meet well at the Whiting meet, seniors Mike against Whiting, Senior James Yang is con- Sheehy placed 6th, and Mike Hoffman gratulated by his mother, who placed 8th out of 25 runners, share a friendly handshake. Boys’ Cross Country " 135 Breaking away. In order to gain an early advantage, the Girls ' Cross Country team, tries to break away from their Crown Point opponents. Girls ' Cross Country 4 - 3-1 0 _ ; ' ■ " " - -?r V t . i. .• • . 136 “ Girls’ Cross Country I Running short on Lacking in team members, the Girls ' Cross Country team faced the problem of not having enough runners. This proved that although Cross Country de- mands individual effort, it is also a team sport where everyone contributes to the team by per- forming their own personal best. With only six team members, the girls discovered how difficult it could be trying to keep five run- ners in condition for every meet. If less than five members an auto- matic forfeit met the team. This problem was quite often encoun- tered by the girls. ‘‘We had no major injuries, but little aches and pains here and there held us behind, " stated senior Cathy Pfis- ter. She added, " we could have been better, but everyone did the best they could at the time. " A pace ahead. Keeping a pace ahead of her Bishop Noll opponent, freshman Su- sie Hacket builds up her momentum in order to make a first place finish. numbers, yet lengthy on spirit Being small in number may have been a setback for the team, but they made up for it with their team spirit. " The team ' s attitude was excellent, " according to freshman Susie Hackett. “We could have been better, but everyone did the best they could at the time.” With two returning letterwo- men and only one new member on the team, the girls had exper- ience behind them. " A lot of us were new last year, including the coach. This year we all had a year’s experience and we had our goals set, " Cathy explained. In hopes of placing high in Con- ference and Sectionals, the girls began conditioning for the sea- son in early August, working out six days a week, including Satur- day mornings. Their devotion showed as Susie placed first for Munster in every meet, while the other trailed close behind. The girls had an off day at Con- ference, placing fourth out of five teams. However, all clocked their best times in Sectionals bringing the team to place fifth out of nine. Susie then went on to place 23 out of 124 runners at Region- al. Although the record conclud- ed at 4-3-1 the girls remained close in all meets. A lack of team members set them behind as they were forced to forfeit two meets, but junior Amy Nelson ex- plained, " everyone on the team had a good attitude. We all kept going.” Six experienced girls had come together as a team, yet each performed individually for self accomplishments. Cathy re- marked, “There was a lot of dedi- cation this year. Even when in- jured, the girls would come support and cheer us on. That ' s important.” Cooling down. Trying to regain her com- posure. freshman Susie Hackett rests after finishing the two-mile run. Girls - Cross Country: (front row) Beth Hackett, Cathy Pfister, Laura Tavitas (back row) Amy Nelson. Susie Hackett. Heidi McNair. Coach Susan Zembala. Girls’ Cross Country - 137 . Down, set . . . hike. As sophomore Dave Grbanski (54) gets ready to hike the ball, senior Mike Ramirez (12) prepares to run a quarterback sneak. Two on one. While being blocked by two Crown Point opponents, senior Bill Mur- kowski battles to sack the quarterback. This defensive ability ensured Bill the Head Hunter award at season ' s end. rnnTDii i Low senior participation gives rise to intense play ■ VII ■ While most people spent their summertime tanning in the back- yard or working in an air-condi- tioned office, there were those who were chosen to sweat it out. Although the blazing sun scorched their skin, they were still required to attend practices daily. Dripping with perspiration, the football players tried to im- prove their tackling, running, and passing skills. Despite the strained muscles and over- worked bodies, the players were still keyed up to show off their endless practice hours. Although the first game proved to be a disappointing loss, the Mustangs’ morale still kept up as they squeezed by East Chi- cago Roosevelt 10-7. As the sea- son continued, they lost their next three consecutive games to Merrillville, Griffith, and arch-ri- val Highland. ‘‘Even though we lost the High- “At one point in the season we were 1-4, yet the team kept working hard in practice and ended up winning four out of their last five games.” land game, it was a great effort by our players, " explained Varsi- ty Coach Leroy Marsh, physical education teacher. The team, however, did not give up, as they kept their posi- tive attitudes and remained dedi- cated until season ' s end. " At one point in the season we were 1-4, yet they kept working hard in practice and ended up winning four out of their last five games.” Injuries and more injuries. After being tackled by his Merrillville opponent, sen- ior Kevin Canady grimaces with pain as Dr. Jerry Smith examines his knee. VARSITY FOOTBALL 5-5 MHS OPP Valparaiso 0 19 East Chicago Roosevelt 10 7 Merrillville 10 28 Griffith 7 12 Highland 7 10 Bloomington North 6 0 Calumet 20 0 Crown Point 7 14 Lowell 7 0 Lake Central 20 12 East Chicago Roosevelt 32 0 Lake Central 8 25 Highland 14 OT16 Calumet 13 0 Crown Point 0 6 Lowell 22 8 SOPHOMORE FOOTBALL 5-0-1 MHS OPP Valparaiso 14 14 Lake Central 9 0 Griffith 7 0 LaPorte 14 12 Thorton Fractional North 20 13 Chesterton 20 6 Caught in disbelief. Watching from the sidelines. Varsity Football Coach Leroy Marsh expresses astonishment at the ref- eree ' s decision. Side effects. Resting from a minor injury sustained in the previous play, senior Dan Stevenson intensely follows the action hoping for the team ' s first down. His con- stant devotion earned him the Pride, Hus- tle and Desire honor. 1381 Football Boys’ Varsity Football Team: (front row) Chris Camine, Lee Karras, Chris Can- delaria. Perry Manous, John Owen, Ted Dawson, Dave Cerajewski, Mike Ramirez, Larry Hemingway, (second row) Jim Ki- sel, Jeff Dedelow, Carl Krumrei, Mike Rzonca, Brad Neely, Randy Vale, Frank Melinaro, Mike Stedola, Steve Paris, (third row) Joe Yang, David Wolfe. Ke- vin Mann, Rick Dernulc. Tom Kudele, Mi- ke Baker, Steve Schoenberg, Nick Meier (fourth row) Brian Dedelow, Mike Wat- son. Mark Westerfield, Eric Alonzo, Tim Peters, Jon Jepsen, John Higgins, Mike Meyer, (fifth row) Dave Llrbanski, Dave Adich, Bill Murakowski, Dan Stevenson, George Shinkan, Andy Lambert, Dave Carter, (back row) Cary Gessler. Jeff Zu- dock, Dave Malinski, Mike Knight, Mark Tester, Don Beison. Escaping opponents. With only a few feet to go. senior Mike Ramirez (12) tries to outrun his charging Lowell opponents. 140 _ Football cont. FOOTBALL Explaining the players ' contin- ued loyalty Coach Marsh added, " I feel the players gave a very good effort until season ' s end. " Along with positive attitudes, quick speed was a major asset during the season. " Speed was our basic strong point, " ex- plained senior tri-captain, Frank Molinaro. Oh what a feeling. With the look of suc- cess on his face, senior tri-captain Frank Molinaro remembers the touchdown he just made against his Calumet oppo- nents. Because of his outstanding season, Frank was named Sun Journal Player of the Year for the Calumet Region. One major disadvantage was the lack of senior experience on the team. “Our teams in the past have thrived on senior leader- ship, averaging at least 25 sen- iors on the squad,” stated Coach Marsh. " Seniors were not in number this year,” added Frank, " and out of 12 seniors on the squad, only three started.” Awards were presented at sea- son ' s end to outstanding players. Frank Molinaro swept the awards earning Most Valuable Offensive Back honors, along with the Leadership Award, and the Sheard Scholarship Award. Frank was also named Football Player of the Year for the Calu- met Region by the Sun Journal newspapers. Other players earning awards included senior Bill Murakowski, Head Hunter honors; junior Dave Malinski, Most Valuable Offen- sive Lineman; senior Mike Ra- mirez and junior Larry Heming- way, Most Valuable Defensive Backs; sophomores Mike Wat- son and Ted Dawson, Big Blue Award, and Dan Stevenson, Pride. Hustle and Desire honors. bert, Dave Carter. Cary Gessler. John Owen, Jeff Volk, Steve Paris. Mike Lee. Jim Kisel, Mike Stodola. Chris Camino, Brian Dedelow. Frosh A Team: (front row) Tom Kar- ras, Dan Tharp. Mark Johnson, Jerry Pu- pillo, Scott Blanco, Kevin Lasky. (sec- ond row) Dan Fandrei, Jeff Kapp. Larry Sanek, Eric Powell. Damon Karras. Spiro Megremis, Tom Lang, Jeff Pavelka, Tom Dernulc, Tom Hemingway, (back row) Charlie Shoemaker. Thad McNair. Roger Barber. Tony Vranesevich. Eric Elman, John Slivka, Ken Mahala, Mike Irk, Tom Zudock, Dave Sanders. Boys’ Junior Varsity Football Team: (front row) Mike Rzonca, Mike Watson, Dave Cerajewski. Randy Bryant, John Higgins, Jon Jepsen, Rick Dernulc, Chris Candelaria, Joe Yang, Mike Wolfe, John Brozovic. (second row) Coach Steve Wroblewski. Steve Schoenberg, Nick Meier, Kevin Mann, Lee Karras, Ted Daw- son. Tim Canady. Kevin Groskovich, Mark Westerfield. (back row) Andy Lam- Frosh B Team: (front row) Rick Gard- ner. Larry Backe, Len Nowak. Mike Rop- er, Greg Moore, Andy Miller, Blake Jar- rett, Chris Sannito. (second row) Coach Ed Woodrick, Fred Trippel, Brad Farkas, Casey Elish, Dan Fandrei. Brian Dillion, Marty Collins, Bob Hawk, Kevin Laskey, Eric Werth, Mike Stern, Coach Dennis Spangler. Coach Dennis Haas, (back row) Dave Wreck. Jason Bischoff, Eric Elman. Charlie Shoemaker. Thad McNair. Mike Smiley, Eric Powell, Tom Lang. John My- beck. Greg Hauser. Football 1141 Quarterback sneak. In order to gain a first down, senior Evelyn Howarth runs towards the sidelines for needed yardage. Three cheers. During the Powder Puff game, the senior boys provided the enter- tainment which ranged from cheerleading to acrobatics in order to raise spirit. 142 _ Powder Puff As he strolled into the football stadium, he noticed how empty the bleachers looked, with not one piece of confetti flying about. " Strange” cheerleaders with lop- sided wigs and hairy legs screamed and shouted on the sidelines as the players, dressed in red and white jerseys and sweats with dangling strips at- tached on to their waists, warmed up on the field. Something seemed awkward about tonight ... it just didn’t look quite the same. Suddenly he remembered: the junior and sen- ior girls reversed traditional roles to clash in the Powder Puff game, while the boys cheered them on. Due to the lack of organization and coaches, the traditional Pow- Hot pursuit. Running for a touchdown, junior Karen Eggers eludes her senior op- ponent with help form Junior Chris Mott. der Puff game had not been played for three years. Thirty senior girls under coaches Mr. Dan Kitchen and assistant Mr. Jeff Oliver, began practice one week prior to the game at Frank H. Hammond School grounds. There they learned the basics of flag football. Since the seniors had lost the float competition to the juniors, they were psyched up for the game. " We all felt good about getting the chance to play and we gave our best shot, " explained senior Alice Clark. This shot proved to be a 19-8 victory over the juniors. Under the scoring power of senior Re- becca Johnson, who completed two touchdowns and senior Sue Seefurth, who added another, the seniors built a lead the juniors did not regain. Junior Karen Eggers scored on a hand-off conversion from junior quaterback Carren Christianson, but the juniors were still behind. The juniors were coached by Mr. Chris Miller, Social Studies teacher, and assistants, junior football players Chris Candelaria, Phil Bacino, Tim Peters and Mike Meyers. " Our biggest weakness was our limited amount of prac- tice time and having only 13 girls attend practice, " said Coach Mill- er. Although the juniors lost the annual battle, many realized they were gaining experience for next year. “I thought it was a lot of fun. Our coaching was good and now we know what we have to work on for next year, " added Chris. Caught in the huddle. After the seniors scored, seniors Sue Wojcik and Dede Pra- muk hear the strategy for the next play. ICC Girls reverse roles to clash in spirited battle A long shot. Keeping her eye on the ball, junior Patty Watson takes a long shot in order to keep a low score. Preparation. Surveying a map of the course, Coach Tom Whiteley advises ju- nior Patty Watson on the meet to come. In the hole. Practice on the putting green helps junior Lynne Marcinak sharpen her skills for meets to come. In full swing. Putting her best foot for- ward, senior Stephanie Johnson is in full swing for the tee-off. Sand trapped. Senior Lisa Schroer cre- ates a sand storm as she tries to get back on course after a faulty shot. 144 _ Girls’ Golf nmc Time effort With only two seniors remain- ing in eleven team members, the Girls’ Golf Team was once again destined toward another rebuild- ing year. Their inexperience showed as they brought the sea- son to an end with a final 2-9 re- cord. Yet, according to Coach Tom Whiteley, G.S. History teacher, the girls held a strong attitude throughout the season. In preparation for the season, practices were held three to four days a week, three to four hours a day, beginning in mid-August. Team captain Stephanie John- son, senior, admitted, “we needed more summer practices; we didn ' t have enough experience.” Experience came with trial and error, as the girls discovered. They pulled through an " out- standing” final meet, according to Coach Whiteley, with a score of 202 against their opponents, Hobart 257, and Gary Roosevelt 280. dedication drives The highlight of the year, ac- cording to Mr. Whiteley, came as the girls achieved a fourth place finish against nine Sectional teams. They missed Regional placement by only one spot. This made up for the girls’ team re- cord not being up to par with their opponents ' , believed Mr. Whiteley. Seniors Stephanie Johnson and Lisa Schroer provided leader- ship for the team, helping the oth- er members recognize their abili- ties as the season progressed. Since there were more JV play- ers than in past years, a Junior Varsity meet took place for the first time, helping the younger girls gain playing experience. By the end of the season, “As it turned out, the others were in an up year, while we were in a down year.” experience awards were earned by Steph- anie, Most Valuable Player; Lisa, Pride, Hustle, and Desire; juniors Lynne Marcinak and Liz Snow were Most Improved; and junior Patty Watson was given the Sportsmanship award. Lisa retained the low 9-hole score for the year with 46, while Patty shot the low 18-hole score of 101. Stephanie had the aver- age low score for the season with 52 strokes. By season ' s end the girls ' po- tential was showing through, but in the beginning, they were un- certain of what to expect. Coach Whiteley stated, “we didn’t know the other teams. As it turned out, the others were in an up year while we were in a down year.” Stephanie added, " although we were young and inexperience set us back, we wound up much bet- ter from what we started with. " Concentration. Trying to get just the right amount of umph in her swing, sophomore Christine Johnson concentrates on the hole. Girls’ Golf 2-9 MCIN OPP Chesterton 226 200 Valparaiso 221 186 Andrean 192 Michigan City Marquette 212 186 Michigan City Elston 226 214 Portage 225 215 Michigan City Rogers 232 164 LaPorte 216 188 Merrillville 230 211 Hobart 202 257 Gary Roosevelt 280 South Newton Invitational 7th out of 9 LaPorte Invitational 12th out of 14 Sectional 4th out of 9 Girls’ Golf: (front row) Christine John- son, Nancy Yang, Patty Watson, Kathy Sublett, Lynne Marcinak, (back row) Lisa Schroer, Kira Boyle, Liz Snow, Stephanie Johnson, Jill Golubiewski, Darcy Herakovich, Coach Tom Whiteley. Girls’ Golf 1145 Ifni I CVDM I Short on team unity, but high on spirit ■ Vkhh I VnU You’re on your own to beat the clock and your opponent. Time is running out — and so is your ener- gy. But you give your all to do the best you can. Some sports, such as gymnastics or wrestling, de- pend heavily on individ ual ac- complishments. Others, such as football or basketball demand more of a team effort. Such was the case with volleyball; such was the setback for the Girls’ Vol- leyball as they lacked unity. " A lot of times we didn’t work together as a team,” stated sen- ior Debbie Kender. Lacking ex- perienced returners, the girls had to work on getting new people to play together. Since not all of last year’s team came out, Varsity had only nine team members even after pulling up sophomore Missy Bretz from the junior varsi- ty squad. They were a small team, not only in number, but also in size. The girls averaged in height two to three inches shorter than their opponents. Coach Bob Shinkan, math teacher, felt that their size felt that their size was a major factor in there 8-18 record. Their skills were strong, as well as their attitudes, according to Coach Shinkan. He remarked, “we could match skillwise against almost anybody, we just couldn’t click together as a team.” Although they did not “click” together, the team maintained a positive attitude throughout the season. Coach Shinkan added, “the girls had one of the best atti- tudes I have seen in years.” He explained that “even during the team’s losing streak, people didn’t get down.” Losing the first round of Sec- “We could match skillwise against almost anybody, we just couldn’t click together as a team.” tionals to Regional-bound Calu- met was a letdown, according to Debbie. However, the Junior Var- sity met the same fate as they lost their first round of Confer- ence to Lake Central. Sicknesses near season’s end dampered the JV team’s spirit, causing them to fall from a 12-2 record to a final 15-8. JV Coach Carmi Thornton, Girls’ Athletic Director, re- marked, “at JV level, it’s not al- ways the best team that wins.” She added, " skillwise we had su- perior talent, but our plays were more complex.” Awards were earned by seniors Debbie Kender and Chris Keil for Most Valuable Players, senior Ka- ren Kuklinski received the award for Most Improved, while junior Kim Hittle was given the Pride, Hustle, and Desire award. The team’s confidence grew as the season progressed and the girls gained another year’s exper- ience. Debbie remarked that al- though the season was taken more seriously as opposed to last year’s cocky attitude, and the jambox was played only in times of desperate need, “No matter what happened, we always had fun. Maybe we had too much.” Bump, set, spike. Bumping the ball, sen- ior Debbie Kender sets up the play for a spike over the net against Lowell. Debbie proved to be an asset to the team as she was named Most Valuable Player at the end of the season. High hopes. Hoping to ace her serve through her opponent ' s defense, sopho- more Joan Kiernan helps the Mustangs defeat Lake Central 3-2. GIRLS ' VARSITY VOLLEYBALL Hammond High 8-18 15-9, 15-5 Portage 15-5, 15-9 Gavit 14-16, 9-15 Valparaiso 10-15, 8-15 Chesterton 11,15, 6-15 Bishop Noll 13-15, 12-15 Andrean 13-15, 11-15 E.C. Roosevelt 15-2, 15-7 Clark 6-15, 15-9, 15-10 Gary Roosevelt 15-7, 15-4 Merrillville 11-14, 10-15 Whiting 15-11, 15-7 Highland 12-14. 2-15 Crown Point 15-4, 0-15, 14-16 T.F. South 3-15, 10-15 Lowell 5-15, 4-15 Calumet 5,15, 12,15 LaPorte 10-15, 12-15 Morton 2-15, 4-15 Lake Central 8-15, 15-11, 15-4 Griffith 16-14, 12-15, 12-15 Thornridge 15-2, 10-15, 9-15 Portage Tourney Valparaiso 10-15, 2-15 Gavit 14-11, 7-15, 13-11 South Bend Riley 6-15, 15-9, 4-15 Sectionals Calumet 5-15, 12-15 GIRLS’ JUNIOR VARSITY VOLLEYBALL 15-8 Hammond High 8-15, 15-8, 15-6 Portage 15-10, 15-10 Valparaiso 15-4, 12-14. 10-15 Gavit 15-3, 15-3 Chesterton 12-15, 15-11, , 3-15 Noll 15-10, 15-10 Andrean 15-1, 15-4 East Chicago Roosevelt 15-2, 15-2 Clark 15-12, 15-9 Gary Roosevelt 15-4, 15-0 Merrillville 15-3, 1-15, 15-13 Whiting 15-11, 15-12 Highland 15-0, 15-10 Crown Point 11-15, 15-9, 15-10 Lowell 15-3, 7-15, 1 •15 Calumet 12-15, 15-8, 6-15 T.F. South 10-15, 7-15 Morton 12-15, 8-15 LaPorte 9-15, 14-11, 15-10 Lake Central 15-7, 11-14, 15-9 Griffith 15-4, 15-6 Thornridge 15-11, 3-15, 9-15 JV Tourney Lake Central 9-15, 11-15 Foul play. With her foot on the boundary line ready to return the serve, sophomore Debbie Dillion de- fends the line as the ball goes out of bounds. 146 _ Volleyball Return to sender. Poised for the block, freshman Sheila Pavol spoils her Lowell opponents attempt for a point. Girls ' Varsity Volleyball Team: (front row) Missy Bretz, Debbie O ' Donnell, Mary Flynn, Karen Eggers. (back row) Karfen Pfister, Karen Kuklinski, Kim Hittle, Mau- reen Morgan, Chris Keil, Debbie Kender, Coach Bob Shinkan. Girls ' Junior Varsity Volleyball Team: (front row) Kathy Wojcik, Joan Kiernan, Lisa Mansuetto. (middle row) Ann Miller, Dawn Wrona, Laura Sabina, Jamie Beck, Sheila Pavol. (back row) Coach Carmi Thornton, Debbie Dillion, Kim Palmer, Ruth Zurad, Patty Hittle, Diane Monak, Anita Sidor. Into the action. Lunging in a defensive move, junior Kim Hittle sends the ball back to her Lowell opponent. Total effort helped her to earn the Pride, Hustle, and Desire Award at the end of the season. Volleyball 1147 Do you better after? As the 3 p.m. bell rang, John realized it was time for the long two hours of grueling tennis practice. While the coach yelled 50 sit- ups, 20 push-ups, 10 sets of leglifts and jog three miles, John thought over that one im- portant question, ‘‘were practices really £ I worth it? 1 To some, the purpose of a practice was to help condition their body and to others, it meant excelling in a sport or worse by reaching their peak. “During the beginning of the season, getting an athlete ' s vascular sys- tem in shape was important so the student could last through an entire game,” ex- plained Assistant Basketball Coach and health teacher, Mr. Jack King. In agreement, sophomore Kathy Sublett stated, “the purpose of practice was to con- dition your body, but if you pushed yourself in practice, you could reach your goals easi- er.” Reasons varied among students concern- ing whether practices were worth it. “I felt practices were worth it because they condi- tioned my body and made me not want to eat as much, " stated senior Karen DeCola. “I wish I could have worked out with a team, yet not have been on the team,” she joked. Another reason that proved practices were essential was the prevention of injuries. “I felt practices were necessary because they helped prevent injuries. Even though one may have felt sore muscles and fatigue after practices, it was all worth it in the end,” explained senior Dave Lamski. While most felt practices significant, some disagreed on the subject. “I didn ' t feel that Hop. skip, jump. To improve her endurance during a tennis match, senior Jill Regnier jumps rope for three minutes as part of her tennis workout. Sweet revenge. Proving to be both fun and tiring, junior Tim Peters takes advantage of the opportuni- ty to “beat up on " Asst. Wrestling Coach Kent Lew- is. 148 _ Are practices worth it? practices were that important because we did too many drills which didn’t help me much,” stated senior Julius Pawlowski. As athletic seasons started, students had different mental attitudes towards practice. " Students had good attitudes if they had the desire to work,” said senior Jim Zajac. “Seventy five per cent of the time stu- dents had good attitudes, but the longer the season went on, the bigger the possibility you had of boredom in the students,” stated Mr. King. While some positive points were revealed towards practice, others found hassles in- volving it. “Practices took up too much of my time. I came home around 6 p.m. and I was too tired to do my homework.” said Ju- lius. The last question dealing with practice was, " did one feel better or worse after?” “I felt better after practice since it broke up the sore muscles which hadn ' t been used all year,” stated Karen. " After practice I felt better psychological- ly since I was improving; but physiologically worse because I was tired, " said Jim. As the final drill in tennis practice ended, John crawled off the floor and felt the sore muscles pounding in his leg. When he re- turned home, he was too tired to eat and went to sleep. Waking up in the morning proved to be a harder burden, but with his anticipation of the game after school, the day went quickly. Before he knew it, he was com- ing home with a first place ribbon and felt that the hard practices were well worth it! Final stretch out. Warming up with a basic toe touch- ing exercise, sophomores Rob Dixon and Bret Robbins stretch out to prevent injuries before their cross country meet. v -7Vr Waterlogged. Every morning before school, the Sea- horses practiced from 6:30 to 7:35 a.m. Working on his backstroke techniques, sophomore Mike Gonzales tries improving his time as he swims his morning 4000 yards. Strengthening arms. In preparation for next year’s football team, the players were required to workout with weights after school. Building up his arm muscles, ju- nior Don Bieson benches 75 pounds to increase his strength. Are practices worth it? _149 Race against time. T rying to qualify for the State meet, freshman Gary Mintz keeps stroking in the 100-yard Butterfly, Five yards to go. Striving to overtake his opponent, senior Serbo Simeoni churns up the water in the 100-yard but- terfly. 150 _ Swimming cufiuiiiiie Buried talents emerge as Seahorses pull together wviivmmiv In many instances, one must search deep beneath the surface to find the buried treasures. Just as the major oil companies had to dig deep into the earth to find that needed liquid energy, the Boys ' Varsity Swim team found themselves digging deep to make the most of their talent. “We knew we would have to work hard for everything we would get, based on our talent, " explained junior Scott Robbins. According to Scott, “the team ' s pre-season goals included going undefeated in dual meets, winning Conference and Section- al titles, and doing well at State. " Finishing with a 9-3 record, some pre-season goals were met, while others slipped away. The Anticipation. Eagerly awaiting the fin- ish of their teammate, juniors Jim Van Senus and Andy Mintz look on in anticipa- tion. Seahorses lost dual meets to North Central, who later won the State Championship, South Bend Riley, who finished second at State, and Bishop Noll. However, they did go on to win Conference and Sectional titles and finished third at the State Championship in Indianapolis. “During the early season, " Scott explained, " we were not where we should be and our times were not where they should have been. We had to dig Sectionals had to be one of the best meets we’ve had. Ev- eryone improved a lot and team spirit was at its highest point all year. out the talent. We know it was there, we just weren ' t showing it.” Bishop Noll proved to be the turning point of the season. " Be- fore the Noll meet all the swim- mers were not swimming to their potential. We had a small taper before we went to the meet think- ing we would do well but we knew it would be hard and would have to dig it out.” stated Scott. “Some of our best meets aren ' t always meets that we win, they are meets in which we have drops in times for almost every swimmer in the meet,” explained captain Jeff Thomas, senior. The Seahorses took first in the Lake Suburban Conference meet with 330 points. “Munster beat Highland by fif- teen points in this battle, " stated Scott. They also won the Indiana High School Athletic Association Sectional meet with 298 points. Boys’ Swim Team 9-3 MHS OPP Valparaiso 73 54 Griffith 69 57 Barrington 69 58 South Bend Riley 49 78 Merrillville 77 50 North Central 58 68 Bishop Noll 62 65 Highland 67 60 Crown Point 68 59 Lake Central 77 50 Cesterton 73 54 Hammond Clark 82 44 Hobart Pentathalon 1st place Culver Relays 1st place Munster Relays 2nd place Merrillville Swim Fest 2nd place Kankakee Invitational 1st place Lake Suburban Conference 1st place Sectionals 1st place Bishop Noll Frosh-Soph Invitational 1st place Lake Suburban Conference Frosh-Soph Championship 1st place Perfectionist. Concentrating on entering the water in perfect form, senior Matt (Jr- banski completes a reverse layout dive. Matt ' s diving ability earned him the Div- ing award and the Captains award. Mustang mascot. Firing up the team before Sectionals, sophomore Mike Gonzales waves their mascot proudly above his head. Swimming _151 Out of the water. Up for a breath of air, sophomore Steve Mikrut gasps before go- ing on to win against his Valparaiso oppo- nent. Boys’ Swim Team: (front row) Gary Mintz, John Misch, Casey Elish, Brett Huckaby, Jay Ferro, Kevin Zaun, (sec- ond row) Dave Levin, Tom Lang, Todd Braman, Champ Merrick, Scott Cameron, Greg Houser, Dave Kenyon, Joe Solan, Steve Grim, (third row) Jim Gauthier, Jeff Witham, Brad T yrrell, Scott Robbins, Jim Van Senus, Mike Gonzales, Steve Mirkut, Mike Gambetta, Rich Davis, Mark Ardim, Nick Struss, Coach Jon Jepson, Coach Tom Reese, (back row) Matt Ur- banski, Jeff Thomas, Serbo Simeoni, Larry Braman, Mike Casey, Jerry Beach, Eric Gluth, Andy Mintz, Tim Etter, Bill Acheson. Off the blocks. On their toes at the sound of the gun, junior Jerry Beach gets ready to compete against Lake Central in the 200-yard freestyle. Up for air. Finishing his last leg of the relay at Sectionals, sophomore Mike Gon- zales eyes the starting block. Mike was on the backstroke leg of a record setting re- lay and set a new sophomore 100-yard backstroke record. Upper extension. Trying to pass his Merrillville opponent, freshman Tom Lang picks up speed in his final lap. 1521 Swimming cont. SWIMMING The papers said that Munster High School was going to be the underdog and Noll and Highland would be in the battle, however, Munster ended up winning by over 20 points. " It took total team effort to pull it off, " stated Scott. " Sectionals had to be one of the best meets we ' ve had. Every- one improved a lot and team spir- it was at its highest point all year, " stated Jeff. Many young swimmers set new records. Sophomores Mike Gonzales, Steve Mikrut, Brad Tyrrell, and Jeff Whitahm set a new sophomore record in Medley Relay, finishing with a time of 1 :47.49; Mike Gonzales set a new sophomore record in the 100- yard backstroke, with a time of 56.47; and Gary Mintz, Champ Merrick, Steve Grim, and Rich Davis set a new freshman record in the 400-yard freestyle relay, finishing with a time of 3:37.96. " We really had a good fresh- man and sophomore group, " stated Jeff. Awards were presented to Jeff Thomas receiving the Captains Award along with the Pride, Hus- tle, and Desire Award. Matt (Jr- banski also received the Captains Award and the Diving Award. The Individual Medley Award went to Serbo Simeoni and Andy Mintz. The Backstroke Award went to Mike Gonzales. The Breaststroke Award was award- ed to Steve Grim, and Serbo Si- meomi received the Butterfly Award along with the Freestyle Award with Jim Van Senus and Andy Mintz. Andy Mintz was also awarded the outstanding Frees- tyle Award. Team attitude was positive this season for the swimmers. " As the season went on the atti- tude improved. The spirit and at- titude was highest at Sectionals. The teams attitude was, for the most part, better than teams from the past two years, " con- cluded Jeff. Taking time. In order to fulfill one of a coaches duties. Coach Jon Jepsen and assistant coach Tom Reese record the Seahorses times and new records. Swimming 1153 Swim results. After finishing her event, sophomore Dee Dee Dinga checks with Coach Malinski to find her time. Girls ' Swimming 12-2 MHS OPP Lake Central 75 47 Bishop Noll 67 56 Griffith 86 35 Calumet 74 32 Portage 71 55 Highland 67 60 Lowell 82 43 Lafayette Jeff. 64 62 South Bend Clay 69 57 Valparaiso 75 52 Crown Point 85 42 Elkhart Central 60 67 Merrillville 82 43 Chesterton 53 74 Purple Wave Relays 250 pts. Conference Meet 237 pts. Sectionals 229 pts. State 39 pts. 1 54 “ Swimming cuiiuumc 12-2 record, Seahorses conquer rebuilding season W V Most coaches predict a re- building year when the team is young and inexperienced. How- ever, the Girls’ Swimming team proved different. " We definitely had some sur- prises especially the second place finishes in Conference and Sectionals,” stated Girls ' Swim coach Paula Malinski, physical education teacher. Dedication was one major as- set for the team and they ended the season with a 10-12 record. " If you want to swim you have to be dedicated, and if you want to do well an anything else, you must be dedicated,” stated sen- Pushing on. With only a split second lead on her Sectional opponent, junior Liz Grim comes up for air while swimming her event. Liz went on to earn Most Valu- able Breast Stroke honors at the end of the season. ior Pam Selby. Pam proved that her dedica- tion payed off as she set a new “If you want to do well at any- thing, you must be dedicated.” record, finishing first in the 500 freestyle and second in the 200 IM and placing 10th in the 100 Freestyle relay team. Six girls qualified for State in Indianapolis. There the team fin- ished tenth with 39 points. " A highlight of the State meet was Pam winn ing the 500 free- style championship,” said Coach Malinski. " Season peaks included per- forming exceptionally well at some meets,” said Miss Malinski. I believe Highland, Elkhart Cen- tral, Sectional Finals and State were some of the best meets. They were competitive and ev- eryone performed well,” Coach Malinski explained. Along with pride and dedica- tion, positive attitudes proved to hold true for many swimmers. " I earned two letters for my jacket and had fun doing it. I think the time and dedication really paid off,” stated senior Paula Muskin. Team unity helped them strug- gle through both high and low points. This would help give many the incentive to do their very best. “Team attitude was basically good. We hit some real low points, but everyone bounced In thin air. Warming up before a meet, sophomore Julie Kutka, a first year diver, perfects her forward dive somersalt. Practice makes perfect. In order to prepare herself for the upcoming meets, senior Pam Selby works her freestyle stroke. And their off. At the start of the 50 yard freestyle, the Seahorses dive off the blocks at the sound of the starter ' s gun. Swimming _155 cont. SWIMMING back by helping each other out, explained Coach Malinski. “I think the team got along a lot better this year than any of the four years I ' ve been swim- ming, " said Paula. After practicing Monday, Tuesday, and Friday mornings, and practicing Monday through Friday after school from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., swimming did not seem to interfere with school work or their social life. “Swimming didn’t interfere with school, " stated Pam. " Once in a while we would have a meet and I’d have a major test, but I always seemed to get my studying done, " boasted Pau- la. As the season drew to a close, team honors were awarded to senior Pam Selby, for Most Valu- able Swimmer and IM Swimmer, while Most Valuable Diver was awarded to sophomore Laura Szakacs. Pride, Hustle, and De- sire went to sophomore Julie Kutka, while senior Lisa Rodri- guez was awarded for Most Valu- able Sprint Freestyler. Most Im- proved went to sophomore Cathy Somenzi. Most Valuable Back stroker was awarded to senior Ju- lie Hager, while junior Liz Grim was awarded the Most Valuable Breast-stroker. Junior Rosie Ma- son was awarded Most Valuable Distance freestyler, while junior Jackie Brumm earned Most Valu- able Butterflyer. Sideline support. Part of the duties of the team captain is to lead the swimmers in unity and drive. Senior Pam Selby, co- captain, cheers on the 200 medly team as they begin the final leg. 156 _ Swimming Girls’ swimming: (front row) Jackie Brumm, Georgia Manous, Cathy So- menzi, Dawn Feldman, Holly Sherman, (second row)Angie Bubala, Sally Miller, Kim Walker, Lori Van Senus, Amy Olsen, Kim Kocal, Chela Gambetta, Shelly Ma- son, (third row) Karen Pluard, Lisa Ro- driguez, Rosie Mason, Pam Selby, Liz Grim, Michelle Novak, Julie Hager, Deanne Gedman, Carla Dahlston, Erin McCormack, (back row) Paula Muskin, Dee Dee Dinga, Laura Szakacs, Linda Backe, Julie Kutka, Jill Janot, Miss Mau- reen Brown, and Miss Paula Malinski. Tip toe balance. While trying to perfect her diving skills, sophomore Laura Sza- kas concentrates as she prepares for an inward dive at practice. Pulling Out. Moving ahead of her near- est Lafayette Jeff, opponent, Lisa Rodri- guez, senior, sprints for the last stretch. Swimming _157 Benched hooters. Eager to make a debut in the soccer game, members of the team watch their teammates with fixed vision anticipating the call for their names. Readily waiting. Oblivious to the commotion about her. junior Maureen Morgan takes time out for her homework while waiting for her track event to be called. harder.” Although some sat on the bench, others always play. “Everyone swims at a meet, " explained Andy Mintz, junior. “When there was a varsity meet, the junior varsity didn ' t come, so there wasn ' t anyone who just sat there. " If they didn’t bump, set, and spike the first game, they made their appearances in the second half of the game. “Everyone played in at least one of the volleyball games. I think the way they did it was pretty fair, " stated Kim Hittle junior. There were those who were eager to fill the guards shoes on the court even if it was be- cause of an injury. The player came driving down the court and it was a head on collision with the center, seven feet and three inches of solid wall. The coach turned in dismay to his bench warm- ers who were thinking of the weekends events. As the coach shrugged hopelessly, he beckoned the player signaling him to the field. With three seconds left on the clock he proceeded to shoot getting the winning point. He turned to the coach slowly and winked, " All I needed was a chance. " Sooner or later sideline attractions Stretched out muscles, psyched minds, memorized plays, and eager thoughts be- came dormant in those who participated in the game; by sitting on a cold wooden bench dressed in a spotless uniform. As the coach stalked the sidelines, ner- vously he watched the player limp helplessly off the field. He turned slowly to the faces, anticipation rose, and a vast assortment of replacements tensed. Eagerness and eye contact surrounded the athletes who longed to play. “Depending on the way the game went, there was usually heavy eye contact on the part of those who wanted to play, " said football Coach Leroy Marsh. Although they may have at times sat on the sidelines, sooner or later they would get their chance. “No matter how well or not so well they played, sometime during the week they all got their chance to play,” stated coach Marsh. “As long as they were practic- ing I felt they deserved every chance they could get,” he added. Bench warming seemed to have advan- tages as well as disadvantages. “It may have discouraged players, " explained Coach Marsh, “but it also encouraged them to play 1581 Bench warmers Foul play. To prevent a foul out, Coach Bob Shinkan signals for a bench warmer to secure the re-entry of a player with four fouls against him. Listen close. Waiting for their chance to play in the game, members of the Girls ' Basketball team listen at- tentively as Coach Dick Hunt explains a new perspec- tive in zoning. Drifting off. Trying to keep his concentration solely on the baseball game, junior Ed Rau finds day dreaming not so hard to do. Bench warmers 1159 Hyped huddle. Gathering together at center court, the Boys ' Varsity Basketball Team fires each other up before facing LaPorte. High times. After missing a jump shot, senior Hal Morris battles to regain posses- sion of the ball. Halftime hints. Explaining how to prop- erly run a full court press, Head Coach David Knish provides helpful hints to his players. 160 “ Basketball iQui ' - iif icirm Sectionals reveal noticeable oddity in ‘unspirited’ fans Something unusual and unor- dinary occurred in the Calumet High School field house on March 5 during the Indiana High School Athletics Association Boys ' Bas- ketball Sectional. There was defi- nitely something out of place, just not right. The most notice- able oddity was the fans (the Munster fans!) They weren’t as " unspirited " as they had been in previous years. Students decorated with face paints dotted the sea of red and white. Cheerleaders shouted con- stant cheers of " Defense, " ignor- ing their sore, hoarse throats. This was no usual Munster High School cheering section. This was the most spirited group of students in MHS history. The fans screamed, whistled, danced and cheered in an at- tempt to drown out the Merrill- ville cheering section. Obviously this spirited group was supporting the Mustangs (that was the second oddity). Despite their 12-game losing streak prior to Sectionals, the Cagers defeated Griffith and Crown Point and managed to The losing streak we faced was no indication of the way we were capable of playing. reach the championship game. Still, the 12-game losing streak wasn ' t to be forgotten or taken lightly. Fans became upset and game attendance decreased as one student admitted, “it just wasn ' t fun going to the game thinking they ' re gonna lose an- other one. " However, the Mustangs com- pensated their defeats by playing in the championship game of Sectionals, losing to 12th ranked Merrillville, 57-50. “The losing streak we faced was no indication of the way we were capable of playing, " ad- mitted Head Coach David Knish, special education teacher. “We were very revengeful go- ing Varsity Basketball 9-14 MHS OPP Uliana Christian 65 64 Gavit 59 40 T.F. South 68 61 Hammond 51 48 Lowell 51 43 Michigan City Elston 70 72 Portage 72 71 Holiday Tourney Merrillville 61 80 Andrean 55 56 Highland 56 65 LaPorte 60 65 Lake Central 58 82 Chesterton 37 42 Crown Point 67 77 Merrillville 49 72 Griffith 45 51 Calumet 53 55 Valparaiso 50 52 Bishop Noll 56 68 Hobart 53 52 Sectional Griffith 73 50 Crown Point 64 60 Merrillville 50 57 Freshman ‘‘A’ ' Team 10 10 Griffith 29 26 Highland 27 43 Clark 46 20 Pierce 36 38 Thorton Fractional South 41 43 Morton 32 31 Holiday Tourney Lake Central 32 25 Highland 29 38 River Forest 44 16 Gavit 43 29 Gary Lew Wallace 42 57 Harrison 31 43 Lake Central 27 38 Lowell 43 30 Hammond 44 51 Munster Tourney Griffith 42 40 Highland 41 51 Bishop Noll 44 51 Calumet 50 48 Crown Point 41 36 Freshman " B " Team 13-2 Griffith 48 34 Highland Clark 61 24 Pierce 50 27 T.F. South 37 24 Morton 36 23 Munster Tourney Bishop Noll Highland Whiting 67 18 Harrison 31 27 Lake Central 46 42 Lowell 49 17 Andrean 38 19 Bishop Noll 32 34 Crown Point 44 33 Hot shot. Taking advantage of the re- laxed defense, senior Jeff Tucker care- fully sets up for a jump shot. Jeff ' s fine shooting ability enabled him to win the Best Field Goal Percentage Award. Basketball 161 Driving force. By dribbling down the base line, senior Hal Morris penetrates Lake Central s zone defense. Insurance policy. Instead of taking a dis- tant shot, senior Jeff T ucker passes off to junior Brian Kushnak in order to complete a lay up. Varsity Basketball Team: (front row) Assistant Coach Jack King, Len Miller. Jack Kazmer. Bill Resetar, Head Coach David Knish. (back row) Jay Grunewald. Larry Hemingway, Nick Rovai, Hal Mor- ris. Steve Paris, Jeff Tucker. Brian Kush- nak. Bill Reibe, Jim Zajac, Brian Dedelow. Junior Varsity Basketball Team: (front-row) Chris Fissinger. Jim Schreiner, Perry Manous, Todd Battista. Tom Mateja. (back row) Coach Ed Rob- ertson, George Kounelis, Dong Adams. John Owen. Rob Dixon, Jeff Kucer. Dan Gillford. Freshman Basketball Team: (front row) Gregg Shutan, Greg Zabrecky. Tim Calson. Tom Dernulc, Marty Collins, Jeff Kapp. John Mybeck. (second row) Ron Reed. Gary Shutan. Ken Mahala. Bill Hart, Tom Hemingway, Eric Powell, Dave Kender (back row) Head coach Robert Shinkan. John Boege, Craig Hanusin, Lou Hansen. Mike Simko. Mike Smiley, Larry Boege Assistant Coach Greg Luksich, not pictured Thad McNair. Board work. After pulling down a re- bound from a missed Lake Central shot, junior Brian Kushnak looks for a team- mate to pass to. 1621 Basketball cont. into Sectionals; for we lost to ev- ery team we played in Sectionals earlier in the season, " stated Jim. With this attitude in mind, ju- nior Brian Kushnak and seniors Hal Morris and Jeff Tucker pro- vided a powerful inside game and board work. " Morris, Tucker and Kushnak really did a fine job play- ing an inside game. Our guards, despite lacking much exper- ience, also did a good job of feed- ing the ball into the big men, " explained Coach Knish. At the end of the season, awards were presented to team members. Jeff was honored with the Rebound award and Best Field Goal Percentage Award. The Lions Ray Comendella Award was presented to Hal, also the captain. Juniors Nick Rovai and Larry Hemingway shared the Pride, Hustle and Desire Award while Jim was awarded the Most Assists Award. As the Merrillville Pirates vic- toriously cut down the net after winning the Sectional champion- ship, Munster fans also rejoiced for their team. The shouts of " We are Munster " echoed throughout the gymnasium as if the Mus- tangs had won. Well, after all, they did. They restored Munster school pride not only in basket- ball but within the school itself. Watchful eye. In order to penetrate the zone defense of Lake Central, junior Larry Hemingway patently searches for an open teammate. Special touch. In order to have proper rotation on the ball, senior Jim Zajac fol- lows through with his shot in good form. Basketball 163 Foul play. Confusing her Highland oppo- nent ' s head for the ball, senior Karen Ru- dakus aggressively grabs for the rebound in third period action. Sky high. Leaping high into the air. freshman Jennifer Burns attempts to con- trol the tip against her J.V. Highland op- ponent. 1641 Girls’ Basketball Six familiar faces breed 15-7 record By senior year most students tend to lose interest in a sport and do not return. However, this did not hold true for the Girls ' Basket- ball team. Five seniors were play- ing together for six years. “We had a lot of unity and I think that the fact that we ' ve been playing together so long helped,” said senior Dori Down- ing. Team unity may have contrib- uted to achieving an over all re- cord of 15-7, and a 4-2 record in Conference. The girls however, Outside chance. Tak ing advantage of a screen from junior Maureen Morgan, sen- ior Sue Seefurth shoots from the outside. Sue ' s fine playing ability enabled her to be selected for the Girls ' All Conference Second Team. were hoping to perform better than they had done. " The outcome of the season was a down note as we lost the “We had a lot of team unity and I think that the fact that we’ve been playing together so long helped. first game of Sectionals to Grif- fith. I thought we had a good chance of going to Regionals but I guess it wasn’t meant to be,” said Dick Hunt, Girls ' Basketball Coach, industrial arts teacher. Besides the girls ' goal to win Sectionals, improving their over- all record was equally important. The girls improved their overall record by working on defense, two on one, and basic skills. These practi ces paid off as they were victorious over Calumet. “One of the best games was the Calumet game, it was neck and neck with two seconds left and senior Colleen Knutson made an inbound shot from the corner and we won the game,” ex- plained Dori. However, the Mustangs were disappointed when they suffered a loss to their Highland rival. “We had prepared most for the Highland game and we knew the Highland players and their moves. With a couple of breaks, we could have won,” stated sen- ior Sherrie Pavol. Next year only three seniors Girls ' Varsity Basketball ( 12 - 6 ) MHS OPP Whiting 41 35 T.F. North 47 51 E.C. Roosevelt 47 30 Gary Wirt 44 31 Griffith 44 31 T.F. South 35 34 Calumet 38 37 Merrillville 49 39 Crown Point 29 44 Chesterton 44 54 E.C. Washington 48 35 Hammond 41 37 Lowell 63 45 Gavit 44 55 Highland 34 37 Noll 52 45 Morton 40 56 Lake Central 46 35 Sectionals Griffith 46 35 Girls ' Junior Varsity Basketball ( 9 - 7 ) MHS OPP Whiting 25 44 T.F. North 20 37 E.C. Roosevelt 25 20 Wirt 11 10 Griffith 24 20 T.F. South 15 25 Calumet 17 34 Merrillville 13 25 Crown Point 16 23 Hammond High 19 18 Lowell 43 15 Gavit 31 19 Highland 25 16 Bishop Noll 23 9 Morton 24 19 Lake Central 12 39 Helpful hints. Instructing his players on the correct way to run a two three zone. Coach Dick Hunt attempts to force Grif- fith to shoot from the outside through a powerful defense. Pre-game hype. Moments before the Sectional game against Griffith, all team members huddle in order to psyche them- selves up. Girls’ Basketball _165 Girls’ Varsity Basketball Team; (front row) Evelyn Howarth. Sue See- furth, Linda Belford, Colleen Knutson, Amy Nelson, Janna Compton, (back Row) Coach Dick Hunt. Sherrie Pavol, Maureen Morgan, Karen Rudakus Lisa Schroer, Dori Downing, Amy Thomas, Assistant Coach Dave Hunt. Girls ' Junior Varsity Basketball Team: (front row) Melanie Smith. Lise Mansueto, Tammy Smith, Dawn Wrona, Lisa Gonzales, Kathy Sublett, Jamie Beck, (back row) Sue Hackett, Laura Sa- bina. Jennifer Burns, Ruth Zurad, Lynn Mayo, Missy Bretz. Joanne Trgovcich. Seek and find. While being closely guarded by her opponent, senior Dori Downing searches for a teammate to pass to. Dori later went on to receive an honor- able mention for the All Conference Team. High Hopes. Fighting for possession of the ball, junior Maureen Morgan jumps high into the air over her opponent. 1661 Girls ' Basketball BASKETBALL cont. are returning to the team. They include Amy Nelson, Linda Bel- ford, and Maureen Morgan. “Other teams will also lose seniors, However, the underclass- men have lots of talent. Confer- ence should be balanced except Crown Point should be strong as they only have one senior who is a starter, " stated Sherrie. “The team maintained a posi- tive mental attitude throughout the season which helped support the team, " said senior Colleen Knutson. “The team’s attitude and per- spective of basketball was so en- joyable that the practices were as enjoyable as the game, " conclud- ed Coach Hunt. Back pain. Before being able to shoot the ball for a hopeful two points, senior Lisa Schroer is fouled from behind by her op- ponent. sending her to the free-throw line. Driving force. With her eye on the bas- ket and two points in mind, freshman Lau- ra Sabina drives past her opponent for a lay up. Girls ' Basketball 1167 Young and the wrestleless, team battles inexperience «■ IlkaV ■ ■ W Lynch ' s Law states, “when the going gets tough, everyone leaves.” With only four returning lettermen, the Boys’ Varsity Wrestling Team refused to abide by this law despite their 5-9 dual meet record. Because of the lack of junior and senior leadership, the Mus- tang grapplers were forced to ap- point seven wrestlers with no var- sity experience to the varsity ranking. However, freshman Jer- ry Pupillo and sophomore co-cap- tain Dave Cerajewski, lacking age but not experience, led the Stangs to a fourth place in Re- gional competition by capturing first place in their weight categor- ies. The efforts of senior co-cap- tain Tim Agerter also helped in Regionals as he finished in third place at the 105 pound weight class. “Getting last place in Confer- ence and Sectionals was very dis- appointing for the team. Howev- er, we never gave up and managed to place fourth in Re- gionals beating Highland whom we lost to three times during the season, " explained Jerry. Helping to develop the inexpe- rienced members and to further amplify the capabilities of the ex- perienced wrestlers, Coach Den- nis Haas, industrial arts teacher, instituted different practices from those of last year. “Prac- tices consisted of a ten minute run and much more actual in- tense wrestling, " stated Coach Haas. If it wasn ' t for the tremen- dous lack of experienced wrestlers, our team woul d have been excellent. The addition of new Assistant Coach Kent Lewis, sales and mar- keting teacher, and Freshman Coach Jay McGee, social studies teacher, further enhanced the coaching of the team. “All the coaches instilled more discipline in the team through very tough practices which we lacked last year, " admitted Tim. Commenting further. Dave ex- plained, “if it wasn ' t for the tre- mendous lack of experienced wrestlers, our team would have been excellent. We had all the needed elements; attitude, disci- pline, stamina missing only ex- perience. " Dave ' s attitude and experience enabled him to compete in the State meet in Indianapolis losing 8-1 in the first round to his Green- field Central opponent. For next year’s team, the foun- dation has already been set and a group of experienced wrestlers is expected, " Our rebuilding year is over now and next season looks much more promising with ex- perience being a positive factor instead of being our weakness,” explained Coach Lewis. Varsity Wrestling ( 5 - 11 ) OPP MHS Adams 45 26 Culver 42 27 Plymouth 59 6 Andrean 18 58 Bishop Noll 18 47 Portage 45 18 Highland 40 17 Hammond 38 32 E.C. Washington 40 33 West Lafayette 21 42 Crown Point 45 16 Gavit 18 55 Lowell 39 28 Calumet 61 3 Lake Central 56 16 Griffith 22 29 Conference 7th Sectional, Regionals 4th Pinning combination. After reversing his opponent gaining two points, fresh- man John Hibler tightens his grip on a headlock to ensure a pin. Boys ' Varsity Wrestling Team: (front row) Spiro Megremis. Matt Hirsch, Bob Prieboy, Todd Williams. Jerry Pupillo, Dave Cerajewski. (back row) Mark Melby, John Slivka, Doug Hooper. Mike Sheehy, Matt Travis, Tim Agerter, Coach Dennis Haas. 1681 Wrestling Arm wrestling? In order to apply a sin- gle chicken-wing, sophomore co-captain DaveCerajewski executes an arm wrench to set up his next move. Thrill of victory. After defeating his Griffith opponent in the final dual meet, freshman Jerry Puppllo triumphantly has his arm raised by the ref. Jerry succeeded in capturing the Sectional and Regional title. i Lacking competitive insight, girls suffer dismal season v ■ iviiinv ■ iw " We had a lack of experience this season, " stated Head Coach Rhonda Jennings, Wilbur Wright physical education teacher. " We had a lot of freshmen who per- formed well, but didn ' t have the experience needed to win.” Junior Lisa Trilli agreed. “Our inexperience was our biggest downfall this year. We had a lot of underclassmen come out for the team. They were very talent- ed, but were competing for the first time against tough competi- tion. " With the young and inexperi- enced team, the girls compiled a 2-5 Compulsary record and an 0-7 Optional level record. According to sophomore Deb- bie Dillon, there is a definite dif- ference between Compulsary and Optional. In Optional compe- tition, the girl makes up her own routine on the floor, bars, beam and vault. Also, with the floor routine, the gymnast must pro- vide her own music. On the Com- “Inexperience was our big- gest downfall. We had a lot of underclassmen come out for the team. They were very tal- ented, but were competing against tough competition.” pulsary level, the gymnast is giv- en a routine for each event, and she is judged on how well she per- forms this routine. Besides the inexperience fac- tor, sophomore Cathy Somenzi believed team unity was missing. " We didn’t have any unity like the year before. This season ev- eryone did their own thing; no one did things as a team. " Agreeing, Debbie explained, “my freshman year we had a lot of unity. This season everyone acted as individuals; the team concept was missing.” " We had a down year. We didn’t accomplish what we set out to do, like doing well in Con- ference and Sectionals,” ex- plained Cathy. The down year was even more exemplified at the Conference meet, according to Debbie. " We didn’t place in anything. Most of our scores were way lower than usual. Coach Jennings added, " the girls worked hard, but they did not perform as well as they were capable at some of the meets. Watch your step. Demonstrating both poise and skill as she performs on the balance beam, junior Lisa Trilli concen- trates on every move. Girls’ Gymnastics Team Compulsary 2-5 MHS OPP Griffith 84.25 88.00 Highland 86.00 99.50 Lowell 86.70 99.75 Valparaiso 98.45 97.80 Crown Point 92.55 97.60 Chesterton 100.80 99.05 Merrillville 91.60 97.40 Optional 0-7 Griffith 80.10 87.45 Highland 84.45 99.60 Lowell 54.95 68.75 Valparaiso 65.20 92.70 Crown Point 67.20 100.30 Chesterton 90.60 103.65 Merrillville 56.00 101.00 Listen up! Before the start of the confer- ence meet. Gymnastic Coach Mrs. Rhonda Jennings, Wilbur Wright physical education teacher, gives her team last minute suggestions and advice. Girls’ Gymnastics Team: (front row) Kristen Komyatte. Andrea Petrovich, Ju- lie Johnson, Ginger Osgerby. Kim Baton, Laurie Kudele, Georgia Megremis (back row) Sonia Tosiou. Beth Hackett, Ruth Zurad, Lisa Trilli, Debbie Dillon, Lynn Carter. Cathy Somenzi, Cathy Pfister. 170 _ Gymnastics Petite, poise, perfection. With her floor routine winding down, Kristen Komyatte, freshman, tries to accumulate additional points against Lake Central. Hang on. With much concentration, ju- nior Beth Hackett performs her optional bar routine and helps to collect points for a victory over Merrillville. Dilligent display. With her shadow fol- lowing her every move, Julie Johnson, junior, maintains her balance during her compulsory beam routine. Gymnastics _171_ Smiling seahorse. Pleased with her time, senior Lisa Rodriguez bears a victorious grin as her results are broadcasted over the speaker. Timeout. While listening to the coach go over the next quarter ' s strategy, junior Maureen Morgan lets out a sigh of relief and reviews in her mind the Diamond and Chase play. How did I do? After finishing a lap, freshman Steve Grim glances at the clock to check the time he per- formed during his 50-yard Freestyle heet. ! 72 _ Expressions As they lined up across from one another, the tension rose. He felt the sweat of 195 pounds and a 7 ' 6 " body of solid flesh in front of him. It seemed as if hours passed as they waited for the ball to snap. Teeth gnashed, eyes rolled and faces left over from Hallow- een haunted the opponents; intimidation set in. Then the ball snapped, men fell like do- minos and wails of anguish lashed out as their faces squinched up and their mouths became twisted with unpredictible pain. It was a long pass, and with two seconds left on the clock, the receiver stretched. His facial muscles became strained in anticipa- tion of catching the ball. He dashed into the 1 endzone. Smiles were plastered on the faces of those who tried so hard, those who wanted a goal so bad, and even the iron-faced coach managed to crack a smile. Girls’ feet thundering on the sleek wooden floors traveled quickly, looking for the per- fect shot at a perfect moment. The ball was passed. Three seconds remained on the clock. As the player drove down the court, , anticipation broadened her face. Shooting, she missed. Frowns formed upon girls who had tried so hard. Anger struck the coach ' s face as he turned and gestured in despair. Facial expressions revealed the high and low points of a sport. They appeared not only to the devoted players and coaches, but also to the rambunctious crowds. ‘‘Just before we went on the block there was usually a feeling of tension and looks to match,” stat- ed Mike Gonzales, sophomore swimmer. Intimidation played a key role in skills and tactics. " An intimidating look was good. It helped the game because you really had to beat them physically and mentally,” said Kim Hittle, junior volleyball player. Pride came in wistful leaps over the net, wild cheers from team members, and the look of pure satisfac- tion from the coach. " Probably the most exciting, ener- getic time during a meet was when the an- chor man in the relay was finishing his last lap. Everyone was pulling for him,” stated senior Jeff Thomas, swimmer. Physical pain and determination left be- hind many anguishable, striving faces. " You saw the strain all the time. Also, injuries seemed to leave the most impressionable looks,” explained Kim. In wrestling, feelings and faces ranged from agony to ecstacy. " The guys really took a lot of punishment and there was de- spair, anger, and joy mixed in one expres- sion,” explained junior Tim Peters, wrestler. Aside from groans of pain, wails of joy, gnarls of determination, and sighs of relief, the expressions spoke for themselves and told the true story of sports. talent, Pain, joy anger shadow skill, drive A quiet moment. Avoiding the normal hustle and bustle of the locker room, junior Brian Kushnak re- flects on his achievements and mistakes as Coach Knish peps up the team during half-time. Struggling for status. In order to get a better chance at the ball, senior Dave Lamski jumps to win the ball from his friends during a scrimmage game. Perfecting her skills. Freshman Gina Bacino throws the ball with hopes of mak- ing a perfect shot into the basketball hoop. Intramurals prove practice doesn’t always make perfect Jogging around the track, the boy had only one more lap and then some basketball. Similarly, the girl raised her racket in readi- ness to hit the serve back to her opponent. However, they weren ' t in gym class or practicing with a team after school. Joining a group of other students, they were just out for fun in intramur- als. " The reason I decided to have tennis intramurals was due to the fact that I had to cut about 30 girls and I wanted to give those girls a chance to compete,” stat- ed Miss Carmie Thorton, Girls’ Tennis Coach and sponsor of Girls ' Tennis Intramurals. Intramurals not only gave stu- dents who weren ' t on a team a chance to compete, but also pro- vided them with some time out with their friends during the weekdays. " Intramurals gave me a chance to get out during the week nights and have some fun and also allow me to spend some time with my friends, " said sen- ior Julie Hager. There were many more advan- tages to being in intramurals than just not having to go through practices and spending time with friends. " It gave you something to do during the week besides the weekly routine, " stated one stu- Intramurals gave me a chance to get out during the week nights and have some fun and also allow me to spend some time with my friends. dent. " Intramurals was fairly popu- lar and as it continued, more and more students attended and we really didn ' t have enough facility space,” stated coach Don Lamber, athletic director. With the success of intramur- als, the Athletic Department hoped to Inside activity. With the cold weather forcing students inside, the freshman builds up his running endurance during open gym. Saving the ball. In order to save the serve and score points to win the game, junior Karen Eggers sets the ball. Intramurals 175 Rough and tough. With everyone trying to grab the rebound, seniors Dave Lamski. Mike Ramirez, juniors Butch Ku- ziak and Tom Kudele depict more of a football game rather than basketball. Up and over. Jumping high enough to shoot over his opponent, Scott King, sen- ior Bob Hulett attempts to complete an outside jump shot. __176 Cont. have at least 20 open gym ses- sions, instead of the 10 they had this year. “Many students thought intra- murals was an advantage since they didn ' t have to go to prac- tices,” stated Coach Lambert. Many of the students summed up intramurals as an advantage with many benefits. Whether one won or lost in in- tramurals didn ' t really matter, be- cause the student didn ' t have to go to practices everyday. " It was having a good time that count- ed.” concluded senior Bob Hu- lett. Competitive spirit. Intramurals proved to be competitive and enjoyable. Sopho- more Dawn Rona leaps high for a spike. Friendly competition. Engaging in a heated game, freshmen Tom Dernulc and Tom Hemingway provide each other with good competition. One more rep. Utilizing the weight room during open gym, juniors Jeff Chip and Ron Ware work on developing their shoul- ders. Intramurals 1177 Up and over. After succeeding at clear- ing 5 ' 6 " . senior Tim Agerter takes his sec- ond attempt at winning the high jump event. Pride says it all. With a smile of satisfac- tion. sophomore John Owen accepts his fourth place ribbon after the freshman, sophomore Conference meet. Pitfall. With a final burst of energy, fresh- man Scott Blanco extends his legs for- ward to attain a longer distance jump. 1781 Boys’ Track « T01P , With strong finish, underclassmen provide backbone I IIIWII Although in most sports the upperclassmen seem to take the strong role on the team, the Cirv dermen were aided by the fresh- men and sophomores providing the backbone of the team. “Basically, the team was com- prised of underclassmen. With such a young squad, the future outlook for Munster Track was on the upswing, " explained assis- tant coach Jay McGee, social studies teacher. “If the team would keep improving and attain its potential, they should be a top force in the conference for years to come.” The freshman and sophomore squad, which was the backbone of the team, finished first out of seven teams both in the indoor Sportsmanship. After completing the mile run Brett Robbins shakes the hand of his opponent while listening for his time. and outdoor conference meets. “We started off slow but ended up strong at the end of the sea- son, " said coach Ed Woodrick, elementary school teacher. After placing sixth out of seven teams in conference, the Cindermen qualified nineteen people for Sec- tionals, including alternates in re- lay events. " After starting off slow this was a turning point for us,” explained freshman Jason Bischoff. The Cindermen placed eighth out of thirteen teams in Sectionals. “We started off slow but end- ed up strong at the end of the season” " Winning the mile relay was a major goal in Sectionals,” stated junior Brian Karulski. The mile relay team was composed of sophomores John Owen, Brett Robbins, and Mike Rzonka and Brian. Regional qualifiers were Brian, John, Brett, and Mike. The team had more individual winners than team victories, fin- ishing 0-8 for the season. " A lot of people put forth great effort dur- ing the season and the team ' s chemistry was right, " said senior Ron Polyak. " There’s a promis- ing future for the track team next year and for years to come.” In agreement, senior James Yang, team captain stated, " this year was the beginning stage to take the monkey off of Munster ' s back and bring back respect to the team.” James added, " our re- cord wasn ' t awarding but we were all individual winners.” Pride, hustle, desire. Lengthening his stride in order to catch his opponent, sophomore Brett Robbins starts his kick around the final turn. Boys’ Track (1-8) Indoor Season MHS OPP T.F. South 49 79 Clark 9 Gavit 42 57 Frosh-Soph Con. 1st LSC Con. 7th Outdoor Season Gavit 36 74 T.F. South 49 Lake Central 32 69 Griffith 57 Lowell 56 71 Highland 32 95 Crown Point 24 74 Calumet 60 Lew Wallace 42 85 Munster Invit. 2nd Calumet Relays 6th Griffith Relays 5th LSC Con. 6th LSC Frosh-Soph Con. 1st Sectionals 8th A lap to go. Dashing for the finish line, sophomore Chris Benne keeps his pace against his opponents to cap- ture first place in the mile relay. Boys’ Track 179 Head to knee. Before every track meet, stretching one ' s leg muscles is important to prevent injuries. Using full extension from head to knee, junior Sally Dukitch takes a final stretch before her meet. The longest yard. With complete con- centration. junior Maureen Morgan tries to push herself forward to make her far- thest jump. Beat the clock. Patiently waiting with hands on hips, senior Becky Johnson stands on the track to check her time after the 200 meter dash. 180 _ Girls’ Track Talent excels with closeness, experience “It was an outstanding year for girl ' s track, due to the exper- ience, talent and closeness of the team, " explained senior Becky Johnson. Being the first girl’s team since 1977 to win Conference, the team also had individual excel- lence. Freshman Sue Hackett qualified for Regionals in the 800 meter relay while senior Becky Johnson qualified in the 100 me- ter and 200 meter dash, as well as the 800 meter relay. Becky went on to compete in the 100 meter and 200 meter dash at State com- petition. “One of the reasons we did so well was that the team was the closest its ever been and we sup- ported one another,” said senior Dori Downing. “We also had a lot of young talent as well as exper- ience from returning team mem- bers. With the young talent, the team should do extremely well in “It was an outstanding year for girls’ track, due to the ex- perience, talent and close- ness of the team’’ the years to come, " added Dori. Cinder the direction of coaches Mr. Dennis Spangler and Mr. Den- nis Haas, Wilber Wright unified arts teachers, the girls practiced every day to improve skills. “Our main goal was to better our times, " said Coach Spangler. There was an awards presenta- tion at the season’s end naming senior Becky Johnson Most Valu- able Player, senior Sue Seefurth Most Improved as well as recipi- ent of the Pride Hustle and Desire award. Outstanding leadership went to senior Dori Downing, and Outstanding Freshmen were Su- sie Hackett and Patty Hittle. “All in all, I think we had a good year, we bettered our times and learned to get along well as a team,” said Becky. Agreeing with Becky, Dori con- cluded, “I was proud to be a part of the team.” Girls’ Track (8-5) OPP MHS Hammond High 20 53 Bishop Noll 61 Valparaiso 63 41 Griffith 21 45 Lake Central 68 Lowell 43 62 Highland 42 63 Calumet 31 60 Crown Point 43 Gavit 28 36 Merrillville 63 Chesterton 44 42 Gary Wirt 39 Gary Roosevelt Relays 3rd Place Calumet Relays 1st Place Sectionals 4th Place Hands off. Extending her arm to receive the baton, senior Sue Seefurth readies herself to finish the last leg of the 800 meter relay. Neck and neck. Noticing her Clark oppo- nent close by, sophomore Rachel Reuth attempts to gain speed for the final stretch. Girls’ Track 181 Mustang cheer. Before every match the netters huddled in a circle to chant their Mustang cheer, “beat ' em! " Perfect form. Keeping her eye on the ball, sophomore Laura Janusonis readies herself in perfect formation for a forehand shot. Laura later received the Most Valu- able Player award. Girls’ Tennis Team: (front row) (Jsha Gupta, Amy Goldberg, Melissa Jacobo, Shiela Ramakrishnan. Nicki Kott, Kathy Markovich, Marcy Kott (back row) Coach Carmi Thornton. Kathleen Chevigny, Jill Golubiewski, Jodi Jerich, Lisa Schroer, Laura Janusonis, Kim Hittle, Reggie Zurad. tcumc Tough teams, tough luck, netters maintain reputation ■ M1I1IV Sixteen girls dressed in red and white uniforms huddled in a cir- cle to chant their so-called " Mus- tang cheer. " As the words, " beat ' em” were heard in an alto voice, the netters were determined to do just what they had said, " to beat every team.” Closing out the season with a 17-5 record, the netters suffered their first loss in the Lake Subur- ban Conference since 1 976. A 2-3 defeat to Crown Point forced the netters to take second place with an overall (4-1) conference re- cord. " Losing to Crown Point was a disappointment but I thought we did the best we could have done, " stated freshman Jenny Muta. Although losing to Crown Point was an upset, the netters still maintained their stamina and endurance to take second place Advantage in. Knowing that she has the advantage, senior Laura Brauer uses a top-spin technique for a good serve to beat her Hammond opponent in Section- als. in the Mustang Invitational. " This was the first time we had hosted an invitational and I gained more experience, " said senior, Regina Zurad. Even though the netters did not go undefeated, it only proved that there had been better com- petition than in previous years. " This year we faced better teams inside the Indiana region such as LaPorte, Elkhart Central, South Bend Adams and West Lafayette. Although I lost in some of these matches, I had better competi- “It was the first time we had made it as a team this far and I was really proud of the girls.” tion and it helped my skills, " sophomore Laura Janusonis said. Despite a 17-5 record, the net- ters had to cope with some ad- justments. " Anytime you lose your number one player, the team will al ways suffer since the other players will not be as strong in a higher position,” explained tennis coach Miss Carmi Thorn- ton, Girls ' Athletic Director. Another adjustment came when the Indiana High School Athletic Association changed the line-up from five to three singles. " I felt the change was for the worse because it put too much pressure on the 3 singles player and the two doubles teams,” stat- ed senior Laura Brauer. In spite of the change, the net- ters finished as a Semi-State run- ner-up. “It was the first time we had made it as a team this far and I was really proud of the girls,” Coach Thornton explained. From the first “beat ' em” in early April against Portage to the last echo of the cheer at Semi- State, the netters proved they could do what their chant claimed . . . beat ' em all the way to the Semi-State finals. Midcourt. After receiving a shot from her Chesterton opponent, senior Nicki Kott concentrates on putting the volley shot away by angling her racket. Girls ' Tennis (17-5) MHS Opp Portage 5 0 Morton 5 0 Elkhart Central 0 5 Griffith 5 0 Gavit 5 0 W. Lafayette 3 2 McCutcheon 5 0 Highland 4 1 Crown Point 2 3 Lake Central 5 0 South Bend Adams 2 3 Lowell 5 0 Calumet 5 0 Mustang Invitational Merrillville 4 2nd 1 Chesterton 5 0 Conference LaPorte 1 2nd 4 Sectionals Regionals Semi-State 1st 1st Runner-up Offguard. Caught by surprise, senior Reggie Zurad completes a volley shot and returns it for a winning shot which enabled her to defeat her Griffith op- ponent. Girls’ Tennis 1183 Senior leadership. Chipping onto the green, senior John Holzhall uses his ex- perience to keep consistent low scores against rival Highland. On the green. In order to improve his green game, senior Mark Gozdecki, team captain, practices his putting at Wicker Park, the home course. 184 _ Boys’ Golf Senior expertise leads to conference title It all paid off; all the practicing, competing, and years of hard work. Led by four senior exper- ienced players, the Golf Team celebrated a 15-1 record. Experience proved to be a key factor in their success. Of the five varsity players, the least ex- perienced was senior Donn Du- hon, with two years on the varsi- ty squad. Seniors John Holzhall, Mike Jeneske and junior Joe Kas- ter had three years of experience, while team captain Mark Goz- decki, senior, had four years var- sity experience. Due to this experience Mark and John achieved first team All Swingin ' . While keeping his eye focused on the ball, sophomore Joe Kaster con- centrates on perfect form in his swing. Conference honors. Also an important factor in the season was the consistent scores. “The team averaged 160 for nine holes. With scores like that you can win a lot of match- es,” explained golf coach Mr. Ed Mussleman, mathematics teach- er. “Winning that match (to Highland) was the best part of the season.” The one loss that the team did incur was to Highland. “Losing that match was the lowest point of the season,” said Mike. The team played a second match against Highland, which they won. " Winning that match was the best part of the season for me,” said senior John Holz- hall. Although they suffered their only season loss to Highland, the team went on to win the Confer- ence title. For the first time in four years, Munster regained the championship. The golfers also qualified for Regionals after finishing third with 324 behind first place High- land, with 321 and second place Griffith with 323. At Regionals, they finished eighth with 332. Years of practicing, compet- ing, and hard work paid off as the golf team celebrated a winning season. Varsity Golf Team: Mr. Ed Musselman, Mark Gozdecki, Donn Duhon, John Holz- hall. Mike Jeneske, Joe Kaster. Varsity Boys ' Golf ( 15 - 1 ) MHSOPP Merrillville 162 170 Griffith 158 167 Calumet 161 178 Lowell 166 190 Highland 171 163 Crown Point 163 174 Hanover Central 158 185 Lake Central 165 173 Griffith 162 163 Calumet 160 175 South Bend Adams. 173 173 Michigan City Marquette 181 Lowell 161 171 Highland 195 197 Crown Point 169 185 Lake Central 154 168 Highland Invitational 4th LaPorte Invitational 349 Sectionals 3rd Regionals 8th Trapped. Blasting out of the edge of a sandtrap. senior Mike Jeneske con- centrates intently on getting the ball near the hole. Boys’ Golf " 185 On the line. Quickly maneuvering his weight, freshman Floyd Stoner puts his best foot forward and stops the ball from going out of bounds. Soccer Team: (front row) Chris Kogler. manager, John Higgins, Andy Mansueto, Tim Carlson. Floyd Stoner, Mirko Marich. (second row) David Zawada, Tad Benoit, Kevin Lasky, Mi- los Pavicevich. Jay Grunewald, Julius Pawlowski. Chris Fissinger, Wally Brasich. (back row) Paul Rakos, Coach Dan P. Jefkich. Carl Hand. Tony Andello. Dan Trikich. Jim Ba- sich, Chris Camino. Marinko Bosnich, Dave Adich, Kevin Mann. Rob Hanus, Assistant Coach Serbo Trikich. Perfect touch. Finesse and accuracy are needed elements in soccer. Sophomore Chris Camino shows his style by delicate- ly positioning the ball towards the net. Just in time. Stopping the ball on its course to the net can be an important responsibility. Senior goal keeper Rob Hanus blocks the attempted score in the nick of time. 1861 Soccer n u n Bootmen make goal with new skills, As the leg was brought back with powerful force, it sent the ball soaring through the air with undefinable finesse through un- sure legs and scattering bodies to reach its destination — the kush of the net. This could seemingly charac- terize numerous sports. Yet, the fierce determination seen in soc- cer games reached immeasur- able heights. It was a game for utilizing many skills. " Because there were 1 1 players out on the field at one time, teamwork was totally necessary. When you were in a tight spot, there was always something to do due to the help from other players, " stated senior Julius Pawlowski. Consisting of 25 members, the bootmen finished with a 12-2 overall record in the conference. " We weren ' t favored to win the Lake-Porter Conference, but we beat Portage and Merrillville which surprised a lot of people, including some of us, " explained sophomore Kevin Mann. “When you were in a tight spot, there was always some- thing to do due to the help from other players.” A strong conference turnout proved to add to their aggressive- ness in the tournament. Andrean was their victim in the first game of the Lake-Porter Tournament. " We pretty much knew that we would beat Andrean, yet Portage was a different story. Our victory over Portage and East Chicago Washington, I feel, was due to techniques our rowdiness and how psyched up we were,” stated junior Jim Basich. The year proved to be well worth it and most enjoyable, ac- cording to the Soccer Coach Mr. Jeff Jefkich. He also added, " we had a tremendous year and I thought the reasons lie in that we stuck together as a team and made certain that practices real- ly built up our aggressiveness in our new plays, skills and tech- niques.” As the ball weaved its way down the field, glued eyes and sweaty foreheads followed its ac- tion. Guarding the net with fear- ful anticipation, the goalie rea- died himself for the final assault. Whoosh . . . it’s in. Screaming fans signified the winning goal and victory for the bootmen. Varsity Soccer ( 13 - 1 - 1 ) MHS South Bend Adams 0 Merrillville 6 Wirt 5 Portage I Andrean 5 Highland 7 Lake Central 6 Wirt 8 Merrillville 3 Portage 0 Michigan City Marquette 4 Highland 3 Andrean 4 Lake Central 8 Playoffs Andrean 4 Portage 2 East Chicago Washington 1 OPP 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 2 Knee high. Quickly kneeing the ball to- wards his side of the field, sophomore Chris Fissinger puts a stop to the oppo- nent ' s attempted steal. On target. Many skills must be used while playing soccer as sophomore Jay Gruenwald uses his head for an offensive play. 4 Watch out! Circumstances calling for airborne flight often arises in soc- cer games. Sophomore Wally Brasich finds jumping over the goalie impera- tive to keep from landing on him. Soccer 187 1881 Baseball During innings. In order to strengthen the defensive capabilities of the team, Coach Dave Knish signals to Brian Kuch- nak to throw a change up pitch. A batter. A batter, swing. Hoping to hit the ball well, freshman Ken Mahala puts his whole body into his swing. ? DACCD1I I ’Stangs prove pre-season underdog rank off base imvbunkk " One, two, three strikes you’re out,” the old baseball adage goes. However, the Mustangs refused to be out despite the cold and rainy weather and the loss of their head coach, Mike Niksic, for part of the season. Closing the midseason with a 9-2-1 record, the stickmen were able to defeat arch rival Highland. " One highlight of the season was Eyes on the ball. Awaiting the pitch, senior Matt (Jrbanski readies himself be- fore they execute their dynamic pick-off play against Highland. the second game we won against Highland,” stated Coach INiksic, physical education teacher. Gimme shelter. Due to the cold spring weather junior Ed Rau is forced to warm up pitcher junior Brian Kush- nak in the confines of the gym. " We were ranked to be the un- derdog in the second game against Highland, since they were undefeated,” stated senior Frank “Our team had a great amount of power in scoring potential.” Molinaro. " However, we beat Highland 8-6. It was a thrill for us all because we were up for it, " added Frank. Disappointment faced the stickmen as they were unable to defeat Lowell. “No matter who Varsity Baseball (18-5-1) MHS OPP East Chicago Roosevelt 7 3 Hammond Clark 4 4 Michigan City Rogers 5 2 Highland 3 4 Lake Central 6 0 Benton Central 2 1 Whiting 6 0 7 3 Crown Point 9 5 Lowell 3 15 Griffith 3 2 Calumet 8 4 Highland 8 6 East Chicago Washington 2 2 Lake Central 8 0 Crown Point 7 3 Lowell 11 5 Griffith 9 7 Calumet 9 2 East Chicago Washington 5 6 5 2 Lake Station 14 4 Merrillville 5 13 Conference 2nd Place Sectionals Gavit 4 0 Hammond High 7 3 Hammond Clark 0 1 pitched or how they pitched in the game, Lowell was able to make a hit off all of our pitches,” explained senior Co-captain Hal Morris. " Losing the game to Lowell 15- 3 was a big disappointment since we were hoping to do well,” stat- ed Frank. Alth ough losing to Lowell was a big disappointment, the stick- men pulled through to finish with an overall 18-5-2 record and man- aged to take a second place in Conference. " We did all right in Conference, but we could have taken a first since we had beat Highland in the season, " said sen- Junior Varsity Baseball (10-7) MHS OPP Lake Central 7 8 Crown Point 6 5 Lowell 5 2 Griffith 4 5 Calumet 5 3 Valparaiso 12 10 2 0 Lake Central 14 1 Bishop Noll 4 7 Crown Point 1 3 Lowell 8 5 Griffith 4 6 Bishop Noll 3 1 East Chicago Roosevelt 4 5 Calumet 7 3 J.V. Tourney Griffith 2 6 Lowell 12 1 Freshman Baseball (5-1) MHS OPP Highland 1 7 Portage 9 8 8 7 Lowell 8 7 Lake Central 13 0 Pierce 5 4 Baseball " 189 BASEBALL ior Co-captain Matt Urbanski. Besides taking a second in Conference, the team had many strong points. " We had good hit- ting; we averaged about eight points per game. We also had senior leadership which helped the inexperienced underclass- men pull together to have an ex- ceptionally good record of 18-5. In addition, the pitching was good, " explained junior Larry Hemingway. " Our team had a great amount of power in scoring potential. The batting order seemed to help us score runs very easily, " re- marked Frank. This power helped the Stangs pull through two victories in the Sectional tourney. ' Stangs de- feated Gavit in the first round and Hammond High in the second. Their loss struck when they were defeated by Hammond Clark 1-0 in the championship game. " We played well and Clark played well; it was all a matter of that little extra effort,” said Matt. On the other hand, Larry stat- ed, " We couldn ' t get the key hits when runners were on base. " As the season ended, certain awards were acknowledged. Sen- iors Hal Morris and Dave Lamski plus junior Brian Kushnak re- ceived All-Conference. In addi- tion, seniors Matt Grbanski and Jim Zajac received honorable mention awards. Other awards presented were: Dave Lamski, Pride, Hustle and Desire award; Brad Meely, Coaches’ Baseball award; Brian Kushnak, Captain-elect Baseball award; and Hal Morris, Golden Glove award, Golden Bat award, and Most Valuable Player award. Anticipating next year, Larry stated, " We have seven juniors returning and two sophomores. I expect another good year. " Cont. Making contact. After following through with his swing senior Jim Zajac " pokes " a single into right field. i9o: Baseball Home sweet home. Trying to cross home plate without being tagged out, sophomore John Jackson sprints down the third base line to tie the score against Clark. Ready and waiting. Concentrating on the ball in order to do well, sophomore George Koumelis awaits the pitch. Making a hit. With a base hit. senior captain Hal Morris sends the ball soaring on a line drive against Crown Point. The Stangs went on to win 9-5. Varsity Baseball Team: (front row) Ron Ware, Mike Meyer, Larry Hemming- way, Jeff Dedelow, Ed Rau, Perry Man- ous, Dan Gifford, Anthony Kusiak, Coach Mike Niksic. (back row) Coach Dave Knish, Brian Kushnak, Jim Zajac. Dave Lamski, Frank Molinaro, Matt Grbanski, Rick Tangerman, Brad Neely, Hal Morris. Junior Varsity Baseball: (front row) Gregg Shutan, Jeff Kapp, Mark Johnson, Paul Manzano, Mike Irk, Tom Hemming- way, Greg Zabrecky, Gary Shutan. (sec- ond row) Tony Vranesevich, John My- beck, Eric Elman, Mike Simko, Dave Sanders, Larry Sanek, Lou Hansen. Mr. Bob Shinkan. (not pictured) Ken Ma- hala. Baseball 1191 Taking aim. During the autumn season senior Tony Zigmunt takes enjoyment in hunting squirrels on his own time. 192 ' Games people play I From gliding down snow-covered slopes to treking cross-country on a light weight Fugi, out-of-school sports offered students a chance to get away from daily school ten- sions and pressures. These sports offered a chance for students to do something on their own however and whenever they chose. “Since it’s on my own time, I can make my own schedule around other activities, " stat- ed junior Chris Mott. " Also, I feel I’m doing something for myself. " Students’ coices of out-of-school sports varied with the seasons, yet they always found something new to occupy their time. With options ranging anywhere from rac- quetball and rollerskating to ice-fishing and weight lifting, something was always avail- able. With school sports, competition against others put pressure on an athlete; however, with sport on their own, the competition against themselves was the driving force to be the best that they could be. Free-time sports also offered a chance to get out and do something different and just have a good time. “Aerobics sounded fun and there was nothing else I wanted to do in school,” stated senior Anita Culbertson. Running helps to relieve pressures and ten- sions, according to senior Jim Yang. " It of- fers an almost different type of world,” he said. " You get a good feeliing trying something new,” admitted sophomore Darcy Herako- vich. “I chose dancing because I thought it would help me with other sports.” While participating in school- organized sports, rules and regu- lations were set by the coaches and were expected to be met. Specified times were set aside for practices, causing stu- dents to juggle jobs and schoolwork around team participation. However, with sports-on- their-own, students decided for themselves how much time they were willing to dedicate. Finding time to care for her horses left little time for homework or social life, yet senior on Games people play their own Keeping in shape. To keep slim and to stay in shape, senior Kristin Bittner performs side stretches in time to the music. Power lifter. To thoroughly develop his pectoral muscles, junior Don Biesen concentrates on com- pleting many repetitions of bench presses. Games people play 193 ' Working out. Utilizing his free time for his own benefit, junior Ron Ware works out in the weight room after school to prepare for the upcoming baseball season. Perfect poise. In order to perfect her moves, sopho- more Darcy Herakovich practices her dance routine. IZ194I Games people play Games people play “ cont. Carolyn Bieker stated, " it’s something differ- ent that most people don ' t do.” Non-school oriented sports may not offer athlete much recognition, still, a feeling of self-satisfaction was gained through partici- pation. As Jim explained, “attention isn’t the main motive behind the sport, it is more of what the sport does for the individual.” Although free-time sports had their bene- fits, some expenses had to be paid. Money had to be allotted for basic equipment, les- sons and various other expenses ranging from a $6 fishing license to a $3000 snowmo- bile. Yet, as senior Robyn Fisher remarked, her sport of horseback riding was more en- joyable than any sport offered through school, so the cost was well worth the added expense. Whether lifting weights or exercising to the latest rock tune, free-time sports gave students the chance to get away from it all for a while. As Carolyn added, “I like it be- cause I can get away on my own.” Waxy buildup. Getting ready to hit the slopes, junior Mike Stodola applies a layer of wax to his skiis to assure a quicker run. Plowing through. Enjoying one of the few available through a packed snow dune, afternoons of snowmobiling due to the light snowfall, sophomore Chris Kenyon flies air-born after plowing Games people play 1 95 Games people play cont. Reflex action. Quick reflexes help senior Carl Gordon to outscore his racquetball opponent with a strong back- hand swing. Easy points. Keeping a jump ahead of his opponent, senior Mark Gozdecki puts in an easy layup during CYO practice. One two, three, four ... As the slimnastics instructor shouts out the routine, a crowded and determined group of ladies attempt to tone muscles and lose those extra pounds. 1961 Games people play Trading roles. Dressed in his cheerleading outfit, senior George Shin- kan parades through the football field showing his Senior Class spirit during the Powder Puff game. Caught in the act of People " P ■ eople, come on people ...” | Government teacher Mr. Ross Haller’s of- ten repeated catch phrase to get his classes’ attention took on new meaning as students caught the Mustang spirit to release their individuality. The generic “people” became divided into individuals who were singled out from achievers to attention- getters. “Individuality” became the popular word as students were caught displaying their uniqueness through painted faces, “strange” dress or weird haircuts. Whether it was guys dressed as cheerleaders for Powder Puff, Drill Team members imitating chickens for a halftime basketball performance, or sophomore Mike Gonzales’ shaved head in a Mohawk style to fire up for Swim Sectionals, each expressed his originality. Although the ever-present Polos and Izods would seem to indicate conforming to a “preppie” image rather than express- ing originality, those same preps persevered in their quest for as-yet-untried styles, colors, and combination. No less foppish and much more noticeable in the crowd was the influx of “punk rockers.” Sporting leather jackets and long crewcut hairdoes, punk rockers appeared in the halls. While some students flashed their eccentric wardrobes, oth- ers were honored for academic achievements. Three seniors earned National Merit Finalist recognition while 439 made the first semester honor roll. Those who excelled in sports and activities gained Lettermen, Letterw omen, Thespians or Quill and Scroll status. Although separated into cliques and stereotyped groups ranging from rahs to freaks, these same individuals molded together to bring class unity. Whether it was the Freshman Class winning the tug-of-war during Winter Spirit Week, or the seniors getting rowdy during the Highland pep assembly, 1,356 persons came together to form a unified student body. “People . . .” droned on Mr. Haller. Now the word gained a new meaning as people found individuality could be catchy. HN W Expressions say it all. In order to relieve the pressure before the play, M.A.S.H., freshman Kelly Harle screams to release the tension. People pile up. Trying to imitate a pyramid of ancient Egypt, the Class replaces bricks with students during Homecoming activities. Natalie A. Abbott James T. Abrinko Yan V. Ades Tim Agerter: Wrestling 1-4 (Cap.4); Track 1-4; Letterman 1-4; Football Mgr.l. S. Ela Aktay: Ensembles 4; Student Gov- ernment 4. Spero Mike Alexiou Mark Scott Allen; Football 1; Swimming 2; Track 1-4; Letterman 3,4. Robert J. Alonzo Angela Christina Andello: Drama 1; Choir 1-4; Student Government 3. Richard J. Applesies Jim Argoudelis; DECA 3,4. Steve Arnold Izabel Azevedo Nicholas V. Bachen Linda Catherine Backe; Swimming and Diving 1-4 (Cap. 3); Drama 1-4; Musical 1,2,4 Barbara A. Bartoszuk Lesile Ann Beach John A. Behrens Joseph Frank Belinsky Leanne Mary Beno Carolyn J. Bieker Kirk T. Billings; Cross Country 1-4 (Cap. 3,4); Track 1-4; Student Government 3; NHS 3,4; Math Club 3,4. Kristen A. Bittner Patricia Suzanne Blanchard: Bowling 3; COE 4; OEA 4. Dawn M. Blazek Katrina Blazek; DECA 3,4; Intramurals 3. Tracy E. Bogumil Kristen Carol Bomberger: Drama 2,3; Thespians 3,4; French Club 4; NHS 3,4; I.U. Honors 3; Orchestra 1-4; Musical 3,4. Marinko Bosnich: Soccer 1-4 (Cap. 3,4); Letterman 1-4. Laura Denise Boyd: Choir 1-3; Swimming GTO 1; Wrestling GTO 1. Z200I Seniors Abbott — Boyd Magnetic bond unites Senior Class Chemical bonds are formed when different elements combine. A similar bond formed when the Senior Class displayed unity during the Homecoming festivities. Ranging from the enthusiastic to the apa- thetic, the class molded together to form a bond that enabled them to win the Spirit Award during Homecoming week. After fin- ishing third for the last two years, the seniors took second place with their float " Pepe CJp!” based on the Warner Brothers’ character Pepe le Peu. “Losing float was a disappoint- ment, but the spirit award made up for it. Winning the award gave seniors pride in themselves and their class,” said Mrs. Cheryl Joseph, Senior Class sponsor. Finally earning senior status helped en- hance class spirit. " Being seniors helped ev- eryone ' s attitude, explained Reggie Zurad, Senior Class President. Homecoming festivities were dampened when seniors were caught painting the Mun- ster-Highland bridge. “Lots of people got caught, but it showed a sign of school spirit,” explained Reggie. The Senior Class sponsored a licorice and M M sale in the fall to help finance the float. They also sponsored another candy sale dur- ing February in order to cover the expenses of graduation, such as roses for the girls and a gift to the school. The Senior Class Officers included the fol- lowing: Reggie Zurad, President; Becky Johnson, Secretary-treasurer; and Cathy Pfister, Vice-president. Throughout the year, the newly-discov- ered bond held as seniors molded together. Paper shortage. In order to provide paper for the finish- ing touches on the float, senior Reggie Zurad cuts the paper sparingly to insure the use of every square inch. Individuals join forces Home sweet home. Contributing her time as well as her home to the making of the float, senior Ann Broder- sen with the help of senior Jill Regnier labor to finish the last skirt. She later was elected Homecoming Queen. Senior CEC: (front row) Cathy Pfister, Rebecca John- son, Sue Wojcik, (second row) Jane Michel. Jacque- line Witmer, Ela Aktay, (back row) Jeff Zudock, Ann Broderson, Jim Condes, Scott Martin. Seniors _ 201 _ Obligations, eXpenSeS, Seniors experience car ownership woes repairs All through high school, students dreamt of the day when walking would become obso- lete and bikes and mopeds would be a thing of the past — the day they would own a car. Whether having their own or being allowed to use their parents, students found both ad- vantages and disadvantages in the responsi- bility of having a car. Money supplies dwindled as students faced gas, insurance, and repair expenses. " Being unemployed makes me use my gas more conservatively,” explained Caryn Costa, senior. At $1.20 per gallon for self-serve, lead-free gas, money proved to be a tight squeeze. “Having my own car was a hassle because I had to pay for gas which left me broke,” stated Brian Luberda, senior. If one did not have access to their own car, they were faced with persuading parents to loan the family car. At times this effort proved fruitless. “Lots of parents won’t give their kids the car because they don’t trust them, " explained Caryn. When a student finally earned their par- ents’ trust, using their car involved a great deal of responsibility. “I have to really be careful with my parents’ car so they will let me use it again,” said Brian. Having passengers in the car presents an- other responsiblity. “When I drive with other people in my car I feel responsible for their safety,” added Caryn. Passengers can be a pain especially if they happen to be younger siblings. Frequently they ask for rides for themselves and their friends, which can leave a person feeling like a taxi-driver. “It’s a hassle to take my sister and her friends around because it’s so time- consuming, " explained Lori Goldberg, sen- ior. That magic day finally arrived when the student drove her own car to school. Little did they realize the hassles involved — rising costs, nagging responsibilities, and multiple passengers. The dream took on nightmarish qualities. Lawrence Scott Branan: Swimming 1-4; Letterman 2-4; Ensembles 2-4; Musical 2-4; NHS 3.4. Becky L. Branco Laura B. Brauer: Tennis 1-4; Letterwo- man 2-4; Orchestra 1; PARAGON 3,4. Jane Braun: NHS 3,4; French Club 1-4; Outdoors Club 1; Drama 1-2; Bowling 2; Speech and Debate 1; CRIER 3,4. Ann Elizabeth Brodersen: Tennis 2-4; Ensembles 3,4; Student Government 1 ,2,4 (Pres. 1). Susan M. Brozovic Tracy A. Burbich Amy Louise Cala: Choir 1,2; Flag Corps 2- 4; (Capt. 4); OEA 4. Kevin Canady Claudia Silva Cordoso: French Club 4; AFS 4. Mary Jo Carlson Timothy A. Carroll Theresa Case; Drama 1-4 (pres. 4); Thespi- ans 1-4; NHS 3,4; Musical 1-4; Ensembles 2- 4; Student Governemtn 1-3. Marilyn Cassity April Anne Chambers: Band 1-3; Chi 4. 2021 Seniors Bramen — Chambers Flash Firebird. By driving to school each morning in her own car. senior Beth Micenko avoids the hassles of looking for a ride. A penny saved. In order to save money, senior Bob Alonzo uses the lower priced self-service pump. NO LEM Lynette Marie Chastain: DECA 3,4 (Sec. 4); PARAGON 4. Lena Checroun: Track 1, Drama 1-4; CRI- ER 4; Field Trip club 3,4; Outdoors Club 4; Musical 2-4. Mindy Chemerinsky: Speech 2,3; Debate 1; Musical 3. Gayle Christianson Gleena S. Chua Alice R. Clark: NHS 3,4; 1.0. Honors 3; Wrestling GTO 1-3; French Club 4 (V. Pres.) ; Student Government 1-4 (V. Pres. 1,3, Sec.-Tres.l). Karen Coleen Cole: Band 1-4; AFS 1,2. Karen Leslie Comstock: Drill Team 4; Musical 3,4; AFS 3; Band 1. James Christopher Condes: Football 1,2; Basketball 1; Scuba 1-4 (Pres.); Student Government 4; Musical 1-4; Ensembles 2-4. Christopher Parks Cornell: Band 1-4. Caryn L. Costa Susanne Cueller: Intramurals 1 ,2; COE 4. Anita Dawn Culbertson Andrew George Damianos Anna Marie Dash Seniors 1203 Chastain — Dash Karen Rose DeCola: Track 1; Drama 1; Cheerleading 2,3; DECA 3; Royalty 2. Michael Dernulc David Eugene Derolf: Spanish Club 4; Bowling 1-4; Outdoors Club 1,4; Intramur- als 3. Denise Derow Christine L. Derrico Gregory Doolin Joseph G. Doranski III Ramona Doreen Downing: Basketball 1- 4; Track 1-4 (Cap. 3,4); Letterwoman 2-4 (V. Pres. 4). Donn Michael Duhon: Basketball 1-3; Baseball 1; Golf 3,4; NHS 3,4. Brian M. Elkmann: Chess 1-2; Bowling 3. Dan Elman Michael Cirilo Farinas Charlie Faso Bill Featherly; Football 3; Soccer 2,4; Bowling 3.4. Mark Joseph Fijut Robyn L. Fisher Robert Allen Fitzgibbons: Drama 1-4; Thespians 2-4; Musical 1-4; Track 4; Stu- dent Government 4. Walter F. Florczak Jr. Jim D. Frankos: Basketball 1; Football 1,2; Ensembles 3,4. John William Frigo: Cross Country 2; Na- tional Math Tests 3,4. Patricia Ann Fuller: Diving 2,3; Letterwo- man 3.4; Student Government 1-4 (V. Pres. 4). Terry Gates Nancy S. Gawlinski Richard A. Geiger Karen Kathleen Gerlach: Drama 1-3; CRI- ER 3,4; NHS 4; Quill and Scroll 3,4; Out- doors Club 2; Swimming GTO 2-4; Wres- tling GTO 2; Boy ' s Swimming Mgr. 3. Karen Glass Lori S. Goldberg: Tennis 1,2; Letterwo- man 1,2; French Club 1-4 (Pres. 3,4); NHS 3,4; Student Government 3. Michael J. Goldasich Karen Lynn Golden Helene Lea Goldsmith: Swimming 1-3; Drama 1 ,2; Swimming GTO 2; Speech 2-4; Debate 1; Letterwoman 3. 2041 Seniors DeCola — Goldsmith Dri nking, Responsibilities add up at 18 draft, “All of a sudden my parents expected much more of me and I had a hard time living up to their expectations. After all, it was only my age that changed, not me!” exclaimed senior Linda Psaros. Reaching the long awaited age of 18 brought about changes; signing up for the draft was one factor 18 year old males had faced. Responsibility meant signing up within 30 days of their birthday or else face the consequences, including a $10,000 fine and or up to a five year jail term. " I don’t think there were any disad- vantages for me by turning 18, but I thought the draft was a major disadvan- tage for guys,” explained senior Karen Gerlach. Disagreeing, senior Mike Jeneske stat- ed, “I felt it was a waste to sign up.” Aside from the draft, being 18 brought many more good points. “I ' m treated as an adu lt now, and I have more freedom than before,” Karen said. The right to vote offered a positive benefit. “I felt pretty good to be able to vote because I had an active part in electing offi- cials,” explained senior Jim McCormack. In agreement, senior Joe Teller expressed, " I want to elect people that will help our society.” The chance to travel to Wisconsin for the 18 year old drinking age brightened many seniors’ weekends. However, due to a federal crack down on drunk drivers prospects for changing the drinking age from 18 to 21 seemed immi- nent. Thus, Wisconsin no longer would be an alternative. Demands for responsibility also grew. “In a legal sense I had to be more responsible for my actions,” said Karen. As Linda expressed, “I thought that it was a big responsibility turning 18 and I felt that I was responsible, but it hit you all at once and before you knew it you were an adult, ready or not. " Signing up. Fulfilling his patriotic duty, senior Jeff Kiernan registers for the draft after reaching his 18 birthday. decisions Carl Gordon: Speech and Debate 1-4; Band 1-3; Orchestra 1-3; NHS 3,4 (Tres.4); Math Team 1-4. Mark Clement Gozdecki: Basketball 1-3; Golf 1-4 (Co Cap. 2); Letterman 2-4; CRIER 3,4. Jonathon Paul Gross: Band 1-4. Jeanette Gustat: Drama 2-4; AFS 2-4 (V. Pres. 3,4); Thespians 2-4 (Tres. 3,4); Bowl- ing 3; Choir 1-4; German Club 3,4; Band 1; Pegasus 3. Julie Hager: Swimming 1-4 (Cap. 4); Bas- ketball 1,2; Track 3,4; Outdoors Club 2; Letterman 2-4. John Hales Kimberly Kaye Handlon: Choir 1-3; OEA 4 (Tres.). Robert Anthony Hanus: Soccer 1-4 (Cap. 3); Letterman 2-4. Walter Harding Jamie L. Harrison Kevin Hartoonian Terrie Hatala James Hayden: Scuba 2 (Sec ). Mark G. Hect: Track 1,2; Football 2,3; Let- terman 1,2. Kevin Anthony Heggi: Drama 1; Band 1- 4; Bowling 2-4 (Pres. 4). Seniors 1205 Gordon — Heggi Gathering the facts. The beginning of fall signaled the time for college representatives to come talk at high schools. Taking advantage of this, senior Dave Lamski gets an opportunity to talk to a representative from Westminister College. Seniors sacrifice SAT’s take priority for collegebound social life " Hey Carol, what time do you have to be in tonight? I think I will go home by 10:30 P.M., I want to be able to wake up on time. " " 10:30 sounds pretty good, but I did want to go by that party.” " I’m not sure. I can’t imagine waking up early on a Saturday morning to take a test.” College bound students found themselves giving up a lot of free time for school. “You start taking the Scholastic Aptitude test (SAT). After that, the hassles begin, " explained senior Melanie Sauntare. Seniors received large piles of mail from different colleges offering information. " For a while my mailbox was stuffed with college information everyday,” remarked senior Lara Speranza. Checkin ' it out. Trying to gather information from col- leges, senior Lisa Hodges stops at the college bulletin board in front of the guidance office to find a university reply card. Students were faced with the difficulty of attaining teacher recommendations and vis- iting universities. " Before I made my final de- cision, I spent a weekend down at Indiana University to see what it was like,” said sen- ior Lisa Hodges. Seniors also sacrificed time in maintaining grade point averages for college acceptance. “I spent more time on my homework this year than any year before,” admitted senior Beth Micenko. After teacher recommendations were writ- ten and applications mailed the anxious wait for replies began. The agony dragged on for weeks until the mailman " finally " brought the long awaited letter. The loss of a weekend or extra time and effort spent on being accepted to a university was found to be worth the trouble as seniors received their letter of acceptance. John Christopher Hein: Football-3; Track 2; Drama 2-4. Jackie Hible Lisa Hodges: Diving 1; Track 1-4; Cross Country 3; Letterwoman 3. Michael Gary Hoffman: Track 1-4; Cross Country 4; Letterman 4; Intramurals 3,4; Outdoors Club 3,4. Douglas A. Hooper: Wrestling 1-4; Foot- ball 1,2; Track 1. Joy Horvat: Band 1-4 (Drum Major 2-4); Musical 2-4. Evelyn C. Howarth Vanessa Hughes Robert H. Hulett; Basketball 1-3; Football 1,2; Ensembles 3,4; Musical 3,4. Steven Andrew Hulsey: Football 1; Swimming 1; Drama 1-3; Bowling 1-3; Out- doors Club 1-3. 206 _ Seniors Hein — Hulsey Daniel Richard Hurley: Football 1-4; Track 1,2; Wrestling 1,2. Rick Hutchins Susan Marie Jarzombeck Patricia Jauregui Michael Jeneske: Basketball 1 ,2; Golf 1 -4; Bowling 1-4; CRIER 4. Jeff Jerkins Rebecca Johnson Stefanie L. Johnson: Golf 1-4 (Cap.4 ); Letterwoman 2. Laura Lee Jones Kent Kaluf Kavita Kanal Anna Marie Kanic: Track 1,2; DECA 3; OEA 4 (Pres.). Daniel Karulski: Bowling 1-4. Brian Kazmer Christine R. Keil: Volleyball 1-4 (Cap. 4); NHS 3,4. Mary Kellams Debra J. Render: Track 1-4; Ensembles 2- 4; NHS 3,4; Volleyball 1-4 (Cap. 3,4); Cheer- leading 1; Letterwoman 2-4. Carol J. Kennedy Jerry P. Kieltyka Jeff Kiernan: CRIER 3,4; Quill and Scroll 4. Susan S. Kim: Orchestra 1-4; Drama 4; AFS 4. Nanette M. Kish: Track 1-4; Ensembles 2- 4; NHS 3,4. Carol Jean Kmiec: Volleyball 2; Powder Puff 4; Chi 3. Colleen Lynn Knutson: Basketball 1-4; Letterwoman 2-4; Powder Puff 4. Kathleen Ann Kolodziej: Student Gov- ernment 1,3; Choir 1-3; GTO 2; Intramurals 3; Drama 1; PARAGON 3,4. Michael E. Kotso Nicole S. Kott: Tennis 1-4; Letterwoman 2-4; Orchestra 1,2; Student Government 1,3; PARAGON 3,4; Quill and Scroll 3,4. Amy J. Kristoff Sharon R. Krumrei Karen Ann Kuklinski: Cheerleading 1,2; Volleyball 1-4; Letterwoman 3,4; Powder Puff 4; Musical 2-4; Choir 1-4; Ensembles 2- 4. Seniors 1207 Hurley — Kuklinski Seniors try to break routine Same old thing Seniority. Exercising the privileges of early release, senior Karen Orlich visits her locker before leaving school to work all afternoon. Knowing the ropes. Talking her way out of " another one, " ' senior Liz Robinson has a friendly chat with Mr. John Marshak, assistant principal, in his office. 6:30 a.m. rolled around and the alarm clock blared on that cold February morning as second semester began. The boy woke up and realized that for 616 mornings he had faced the same old routine. He just wanted to roll over and go back to sleep. Senioritis had struck and the first symptoms were begin- ning to sink in. The second stage had him itching to leave school for any believable excuse. He started “accidentally” sleeping late during first hour and leaving after fourth hour with early re- lease. By May, senior girls were often home sick with some mysterious illness, and re- turned to school a few days later with a tan. By now senioritis was out of hand. The third stage found the boy on a first name basis with Mrs. Lil Horlick, South Of- fice secretary, and Mr. John Marshak, assis- tant principal. He had become “well-known " from his frequent visits to the South Office obtaining admits. Next, he had to spend time trying to serve all his detentions he received while trying to catch the eye of his prospective prom date. School was the last thing on his mind. By now, he had spent a great deal of time making his plans for “senior ditch-day”. He and his friends decided a day at the beach or a trip to Marriott’s Great America would be best. The fourth and final stage of senioritis was the most serious. The student had been go- ing out on weeknights for a while, and he kept putting off homework until it never got done. However, all of those days of having fun and enjoying the sunshine had left him behind in his classes. Finals had suddenly snuck up on him. He tried to cram all the material in a few nights, hoping to do well. Once passed finals, he was almost home free. Now, all that was left was anxiously count- ing down those final days until graduation. Nothing seemed better than to sit back and think about how he had finally “made it” through 704 days of school. 208 “ Seniors David Edward Lamski: Football 1,2; Baseball 1-4; Basketball manager 4. Allison Marie Langer: Choir 1-3; Ensem- bles 3. Suzanne D. Lasky: Track 2; Wrestling QTO 1-3; PARAGON 3,4 (Photography Ed. 4) Timothy Lee: Track 3; Cross Country 3; Bowling 1,2,4. Lisa Marie Levin: Swimming GTO 2-4. James Liming: Football 1. Jeff Linane Mitzi Kay Lorentzen: Drama 1,2; Speech 3,4; Field Trip Club 3,4; French Club 2,3. Brian Luberda Chris L. Macenski Kristine Mager: Drill Team 2-4 (Sec. 4); Drama 1-3; NHS 3,4; Student Government 3. Terri L. Mahler: Choir 1-4; Swimming GTO 2; Royalty 3,4. George Malek Drama 2-4; Musical 1-4; Thespian 2-4. Beth Malloy: Musical 1; Intramurals 3. Dionne Maniotes: Band 1,3; Drama 1,2; AFS 2; Cheerleading 3; Field Trip Club 3,4: Student Government 3,4 (SBP); Powder Puff 4. Chrisanne Marie Mannion: Drill Team 3,4; Intramurals 3. Joseph G. Markovich: AFS 4 Susan Maroc Lee Ann Maroney Scott Martin:CEC 2-4 (Class Pres. 2,3; CRIER 2-4 (News Ed. 3, Editor-in-chief 4); Speech and Debate 2-4 (Pres.4); NHS 3,4; Quill and Scroll 3,4; Boys State Delegate 3; National Merit 4. Zoran Martinovich Karen Matthews David E. Maul: Track 1-3; Football 3; En- sembles 4. Joseph Mazur James Robert Mccormack IILBasketball 1 ; Football 1 ; Choir 2-4; Ensembles 3,4; Soc- cer 1-4; Musical 2-4. Kristen McMahon Karen McNamara: PARAGON 4. Margo Meremis: Drama 1;Choir 1-4; Prom Comm. 3. Tammy Merrit Keith Meseberg Seniors 1209 Lamski — Meseberg Let me hear your body talk Actions speak louder than words A subtle wink of an eye, a slight wave of the hand, or the way one sits in class all communicate that actions can speak as loud as words. Present in every classroom, varied person- alities express themselves through body lin- go. " It ' s a predominant characteristic seen in most people as they try to express them- selves,” said senior Mark Slivka. Sitting in the front row, the eager student sat at attention with his eyes straight ahead just waiting for the chance to raise his hand and grace the whole class with his vast knowledge. Three seats behind, the ever present slumper relays his distaste with the class by falling asleep the moment he slides into his seat. On rare occasions, his awakeness shows students he can think of a million bet- ter things to do than sit in class. Also expressing his boredom through body language, the foot tapper, a slightly musical personality, can be heard through- out the classroom while he releases his ner- vous energy through his uncalmy foot. Some students prefer to spend a boring class busying themselves with matters they consider more important. The note writer can be spotted by his frequent glances to the front of the class. This will insure him that the teacher thinks he is feverishly copying down every bit of uttered knowledge instead of reporting the latest news of his heated love affair. Some teachers used body lingo to capture the interest of students. From a slight wave of the teacher’s hand to running back and forth across the classroom in order to estab- lish eye contact with the whole class, the continued movement of the teacher catches the interest of the otherwise occupied minds of students. CIse of body lingo was appropriately summed up with the tried and true expres- sion " Speak softly and carry big body lingo! " Free expression. Through his lowered eyes and head and his hands in pockets, senior Frank Molinaro ex- presses his unease with the situation through his body lingo. Kevin Meseberg Beth Anne Micenko; Choir 1-3; GTO 2,3; Swimming 1; DECA 2,3. Jane Elizabeth Michel: Drill Team 2-4 (Sec. 3, Cap. 4); Musical 3,4; Student Govt. 4; NHS 4. Mary Elizabeth Mikalian: Drama 1-4; NHS 3.4; Thespians 3,4; AFS 2-4 (Pres. 4). Kelly Miller Michael Min Frank Molinaro: Football 1-4; Baseball 2- 4. Jeff Moore Kelly Ann Moore: Choir 1-4; Swimming GTO 1; Wrestling GTO 1; Intramurals 2,3. Hal Morris: Basketball 1-4 (Cap. 4); Base- ball 1-4, (cap. 4); Tennis 1-4 (Cap. 4); NHS 3,4. John Dennis Moss: Choir 1-4. Nancy Lynn Mucha Brian K. Mueller: Bowling 2-4; Intramur- als 3. Bill Murakowski: Football 1-4; Track 1-4. Herb Murillo 210 _ Seniors Meseberg-Murillo Paula Muskin Kevin Myers Dana Nagle Susan Joan Nagy: Drama 1,2; Tennis 1,3,4; French Club 1-3; APS 2-4 (Sec. 4). Kelli Nash Bradley Sherman Neely: Football 1-4; Wrestling 1,2; Baseball 1-4. Micheal Stephen Nisevich: Drama 1,2; Ensembles 3,4; Musical 2-4. Shannon Noe Julianne Nowak: Drill Team 2,3; Intra- murals 3. Allison Olah: DECA 3,4. Jennifer Jo Olds: Drama 1-4; Thespians 3,4; Band 1 ,2; Cross Country 2,3; Intramur- als 3. Susan Mary Olio: Band 1; French Club 1,2; AFS 3. Beth Orlandi Karen Amy Orlich Tom Papadados Seniors _211 Muskin Papadados Shortening their From work to military, 13 graduate midterm Kristin Karen Pardell Kathleen Mary Parker Sherri Ann Pavol: Basketball 1-4; Drill Team 3; Flag Corps 2; 1.0. Honors 3; Stu- dent Govt. 1-4; Letterwoman 3,4; Spanish Club 4, Musical 4. Dayna Lynn Pawlowski; Basketball 2; Volleyball 2; Track 1,2,4; PARAGON 4; Powder Puff 4. Julius Pawlowski: Soccer 1-4; Letterman 2-4; Intramurals 3. Lisa Pennington Diane Louise Peterson: CRIER 4. Kelly Frances Petruck: Choir 1-3; AFS 3. Catherine M. Pfister: Diving 1,2; Track 2- 4; Cross Country 3,4; Drill Team 2,3 (V. Pres. 3); Student Govt. 1-4 (V. Pres. 4); En- sembles 4; Musical 2-4; Choir 1-4; Speech 4; Drama 1-4; Outdoors Club 4; Swim GTO 1-3 (Sec. 2); Gymnastics 3,4; Letterwoman 3,4 (Sec. 4); Powder Puff 4. Paul Phipps Jeffrey Plesha: Basketball 1; Wrestling 3; Letterman 3; Orchestra 1,2; PARAGON 3,4 (Ed-in Chief 4). Sandra Jo Polis: Student Govt. 1; Drama 1,2; Drill Team 3: French Club 1; Track GTO 1. Ron Polyak Darlene Popiela: Drama 1. Linda Marie Powell Returning after a long summer vacation, most seniors faced 176 more days of school before that long awaited graduation day. However, 13 seniors shortened that wait to 83 days as they graduated midterm. A head start on summer job opportunities was one reason to graduate early. “Graduat- ing midterm gave me an advantage over oth- ers applying for summer work because there were more openings and less applicants,” explained senior Leslie Beach. “Working also gave me the opportunity to save some mon- ey for college, " she added. On the contrary, a life in the military was the reason for one senior’s early graduation. “I graduated at midterm so I could get into the Marines early. I ' ve always wanted to be a Marine, so I figured I would get in as soon as possible, " explained senior Dan Hurley. Yet another idea for midterm graduation was marriage. “I ' m getting married in the Head start. Taking advantage of her midterm gradu- ation, Senior Leslie Beach fills out summer job applica- tions in hopes of earning some extra money for college. spring. By graduating early I had more time to plan the wedding,” said Leslie. One disadvantage to midterm graduation was it deprived participants of the " fun” sen- ior year. “I feel that although I am missing out, senior year isn’t different than other years in terms of the amount of fun you have,” explained senior Cheron Matthews. One midterm graduate chose to return to school even though she had squeezed all her credit requirements to graduate in the first semester. “I had college plans that didn’t work out and I didn’t have anything better to do so I decided to come back,” explained senior Karen DeCola. All midterm graduates were given the op- tion of participating in the June commence- ment ceremonies. " I’m going to graduate with my class because it’s a very important milestone in my life, " Cheron explained. Two thousand one hundred and twelve school days from first grade to senior year wasn’t necessary for complete education, as 13 midterm graduates finished their mini- mum 36 credits and left 83 days earlier. stay 212_ Seniors Pardell-Powell Desiree Marie Pramuk: Drill Team 3 Linda Psaros Sheila Ramakrishman: Tennis 1-4; Let- terwoman 3,4; French Club 1-3; AFS 2-4 (Tres. 4); NHS 3,4; I.CJ. Honors 3. Michael D. Ramirez: Football 1-4; Base- ball 1,2; Letterman 3,4; Ensembles 1-4. Dwight Reed Jill Christine Regnier: Diving 2; Ensem- bles 2-4. Daniel A. Robinson: Drama 1-4. Christopher Michael Rodriguez Lisa Rodriguez Karen Marie Rudakas: Basketball 1-4; Track 3,4; Letterwoman 3,4; Student Govt. 3,4. David Saksa Partick J. Sannito: Wrestling 1-3 (Capt. 3); Baseball 1,2. Melanie N. Santare Julie Ann Sbalchlero: Drama 2; Choir T 3; AFS 3. Neil Schmidt Susan C. Seefurth: Basketball 1-4 (Cap. 4); Track 2-4 (cap. 3,4); Powder Puff; Letter- woman. 1-4; Ensembles 3,4. Pamela Selby: Swimming 1-4 (Cap. 4); Letterwoman 1-4. Karen Sharkey Carolyn J. Shearer: Drama 1,2; French Club 1-4; Band and Orchestra 1-3; Musical 1 ,2; Outdoors Club 2-4; Scuba 4. Michael Sheehy : Cross Country 1-4; Wres- tling 1-4; Track 3,4; Letterman 3,4; CRIER 4. Mahesh K. Shetty: Chess 1; Tennis 2; Bowling 2,3. Natalie Renee Shimala: Drama 1; CRIER 3,4; Quill and Scroll 3,4. George Charles Shinkan: Football 1-4; Wrestling 3; Letterman 4; Ensembles 3,4; Musical 3,4. Donda Shutka James Siavelis Laura Siegel: Drama 1-4; Thespians 2-4 (V. Pres. 4); Musical 1-4. Serbo Simeoni: Swimming 1-4. Daniel Sipkosky: Drama 1-4; Musical 1-4; Ensembles 2-4, Mark Slivka: Swimming 1. Anne Michelle Smiley: OEA (Sec. 4). Seniors _213 Pramuk-Smiley Randy Smith: Football 1. Bill Somenzi Laura J.L. Speranza Diane Steorts Doug Stevens Daniel Timothy Stevenson: Football 1-4; Baseball 1,2; Basketball 1; Speech 2; Choir 1- 4; Ensembles 2-4; Musical 1-4; NHS 3,4. Ron S. Svetic: Drama 1-4. Deborah Mary Taillon: Powder Puff 4; Outdoors Club 1; Field Trip Club 3,4. Rick Tangerman Joseph Michael Andrew Teller: Football 2- 4; Baseball 1-3; Basketball 1,2; Debate 1. Mark David Tester: Football 2-4; Letter- man 4. Jeff Thomas Ralph Thornes Sonja Marie Tosiou: Gymnastics 1-4; Let- terwoman 2-4. Ben Trgovich John Tsiakopoulos: Intramurals 1. Matthew Walter CJrbanski: Baseball 1-4; Diving 1-4 (Cap. 4). Randal C. Vale: Football 1,3,4; Wrestling 1 , 2 . Linda M. Vlasich: DECA 3,4; Drama 1, PARAGON 4. John Wall Kimberly Ann Watson: French Club 1-3; Tennis 2; Track 3; Cross Country 3. Sharon Weiner: CRIER 4. Donna Werra: NHS 4; Intramurals 3. Diane Wiger Joi Marie Wilson: Cheerleading 1; Volley- ball 1-3; Powder Puff 4; Letterwoman 3,4; Track 1; Intramurals 3; PARAGON 4; Musi- cal 3. Jacqueline Anne Witmer: Student Govt. 2-4; Drama 2-4; Ensembles 4; Thespians 3,4; Pegasus 3; French Club 2-4; Outdoors Club 2-4; National Merit Semi-Finalist. Susan Marie Wojcik: Cheerleading 2-4 (Cap. 4); NHS 3,4; French Club 1-4 (V. Pres. 3); Drama 1,2; Musical 1,2; Student Govt. 1- 4 (Sec-Tres. 3); Powder Puff 4; Prom Comm 3. James Wolf David Wolfe James Yang 214 _ Seniors Smith-Yang Students reform bad habits " I’m never gonna touch another piece of blueberry cheese cake again! Look at the weight I’ve put on. " Most cries of New Year’s resolutions were made as over-stuffed, over-celebrated people realized their bad habits had taken their toll. People’s attitudes showed they were begin- ning the New Year with a fresh start. The most popular in the surge of reform was weight loss " With spring break just around the corner, I wanted to lose about 10 pounds before I hit the beach, " said senior Nancy Mucha. With a few exceptions to this, there were the rare individuals who resolved to add on a couple of extra pounds. " I wanted to gain a few pounds because I felt a little under- weight,” explained senior Ela Aktay. " I’m trying to move up into the next size of clothes, " joked Ela. Another popular item on the unwanted bad habit list was to give up smoking. “I wanted to quit smoking because I know its bad for my health, " explained a senior girl. " Smoking also had a tendency of being the reason for my being late to class from trying to finish a quick cigarette,” she added. Tardiness was yet another of the common traits that students wished to correct. " I tried to be on time to class not only to save myself from serving detentions, but also to get into the habit of being punctual,” said senior Jeff Zudock. Although the resolutions became popular most lasted only a few weeks. " I never make anymore New Year’s resolutions because I can never keep them,” said senior Randy Vale. On the other hand, with determination, resolutions can become permanent. " Quit- ting smoking was the hardest thing I ever had to do, and I don’t ever want to start again,” said one senior guy. Resolutions were but a few cries in the sudden outbreak of reform as the past year was reflected upon, and hopes for the year to come were brightened. It was all one more step in getting the New Year started on the right track. Getting a fresh start Puttin’ on pounds. In order to be sure how many pounds she needs to gain, underweight senior Ela Aktay checks her accurate weight on a scale. Michael Yates Elizabeth Yosick: Swimming GTO 3; Choir 1-3; DEC A 3. Jim Zajac: Baseball 1-4; Basketball 1-4; Royalty 3. David G. Zawada: Football 1; Soccer 3,4 (Cap. 4); NHS 3,4 (Pres. 4). William Zemaitis Becky Louise Zoeteman: OEA 4. Jeffrey Theodore Zudock; Football 1-4; Drama 2,3; Musical 1-4; Speech 1-4; Choir 2-4; Ensembles 2-4; Debate 1; Student Govt. 1,4; NHS 3,4 (V. Pres. 4)P Prom Comm. 3. Regina Marie Zurad; Student Govt. 2-4 (Pres. 4); Volleyball 1 -3; T ennis 2-4; NHS 3.4 (Sec. 4); Letterwoman 3,4 Powder Puff 4; Intramurals 1. Kristin Ann Zygmunt Tony Zygmunt; Football 2; Drama 1-4; Thespians 2-4. Heidi McNair 1965-1982 Seniors _215 Yates-McNair Junior CEC (Class Executive Council): (front row) Ai- leen Dizon, Lisa Trilli, Todd Mcloughlin, Jim Krawczyk, Karen Pfister. (back row) Amy Rakos, Karen Markovich. Maureen Morgan, Carole Witecha, Debbie Vargo, Amy Nelson. Class meshes Juniors celebrate ‘year that clicked’ together school spirit reached a high. “It was way past time to get encouraging things started. I en- joyed it,” said Mr. Yerkes. Prom was the biggest event of the year for juniors. It was held at the Holiday Star in Merrillville on May 21 with the theme " (Jp Where We Belong.” “Finding a place to hold the prom was an obstacle because people were wary of host- ing high school students,” explained junior Carole Witecha. Another obstacle was the fact that it was held away from school. " It was tougher to supervise because of the location,” ex- plained Mr. Yerkes. A low cost $35.00 for prom tickets was an advantage. " Because of the large amounts of money the juniors raised, we were able to keep prom costs low,” said Mr. Yerkes. Class officers were: Todd Mcloughlin, President; Karen Pfister, Vice-president; Deb- bie Vargo, Secretary-treasurer. A year of successes meshed together as the Junior Class celebrated a year that clicked. There were times that everything meshed together and clicked to produce an excellent outcome. The Junior Class had experienced a similar situation. Starting off on a positive note with their first place win, the juniors produced the float “Knock ’em Daffy!”, inspired by the Warner Brothers character Daffy Duck. Junior Class sponsor Mr. Jack Yerkes ac- credited this to a “very enthusiastic good working group.” Also highlighting the year were various fund raisers such as a carnation sale and magazine sale. “The magazine sale was the best fund raiser. It raised a lot of money and wasn’t very hard for the sponsors,” ex- plained junior Debbie Vargo. When basketball sectionals came around, it was a victorious moment for all including the Junior Class. Through various methods, Flower power. Enjoying each other ' s company as they fold flowers, juniors Becky Thompson, Sue Gurawitz, and Beth Schaffner share tales about float the night before. Glen Abrahamson Douglas Adams David Adich Eric Alonzo Dean Andreakis Annette Arent Debbie Babjak Lisa Bachan Phillip Bacino Chris Bagherpour Sheerin Bagherpour Lisa Baker Michael Baker Jim Basich Tom Beach Linda Belford Peter Bereolos Don Biesen Marc Black Tom Bogucki Brian Bohling 216 " Juniors Abrahamson — Bogucki Tight fit. Making sure the frame of the Homecoming float is secure, junior Todd McLoughlin tests the strength of an overhead beam. In charge. In order to improve the Junior Class float “Knock ' em Daffy!, " Junior Class sponsors Mr. Jack Yerkes and Mr. George Pollingue examine a construc- tional discrepancy. Diane Borto Vincent Boyd Erin Brennan Tracy Brennan Karla Brown Jacyln Brumm Angela Bubala Ruth Burson Christian Candelaria Monica Carnahan Mark Carroll Andrew Carter Mike Casey Kathy Cerajewski Renee Cerne Terri Check Tony Checroun Enn Chenn Jeff Chip Carren Christianson Eric Christy Juniors 1217 Bohling — Christy Debra Cipich Krystal Colclasure William Colias Karen Coltun Janna Compton Bret Conway Michelle Cook Mark Crawford Jeanette Curtis Amy Cyrier Patricia Czysczon Paul Dahlkamp James Davis Laurie Deal Richard Dechantal Blake Decker Jeff Dedelow Joanie Delaney Richard Dernulc Aileen Dizon Sharon Dorsey Mary Doyle Diane Drazbo Julie Dubczak Sally Dukich Robert Dye Glenn Eckholm Karen Eggers Holly Eriks Jane Etling Amy Etter Timothy Etter Kim Fanning Donna Farkas Thomas Feeney Carol Fitzgibbons Mary Flynn Susan Flynn Mark Foreit Margaret Galvin Michael Gambetta Albert Gederian James George Carl Gerlach Pamela Gershman Cary Gessler Abbie Gifford Sean Gill Terry Gillespie Eric Gluth Jeffrey Goldschmidt Jill Gordon Terri Gordon Kevin Gower Jeff Gresham Elizabeth Grim Jennifer Groff Mark Grudzinski Steve Gruoner Susannah Gurawitz John Gustaitis Beth Hackett Martha Haines 2181 Juniors Cipich — Haines Costs push student expenses through roof ‘‘Bills! Bills! Bills! They keep piling up while money keeps diminishing!” This refrain had been heard by many stu- dents as parents faced the evermounting costs of living. Students also had to face these costs. " Every time I turned around there seemed to be something else I had to spend money on,” said junior Ruth Burson. School brought added costs as book and fee price fluctuated with course selection. While most parents paid the initial fee, a lost or stolen book, library fine or damaged book penalty was usually left up to the student. " Most books cost around $10 which can get to be pretty expensive if you lose any,” said junior Shelli Jeneske. A student’s appetite also proved to be costly. Lunch usually ran about $1 a day or over, $125 for the whole year, not to mention bake and candy sales, before school break- fast, and vending machine munchies. Even though most students received money for lunch, all the extra food costs added up. " Food sales really helped to tide me over until lunch or the end of the day; but they were costly,” admitted Ruth. Homecoming, Chi and Prom were major investments for students. If a male went to all the dances, he paid $71 for tickets alone, not to mention flowers, dinners, clothes and other costs. Females also felt the money crunch. ‘‘Although my date paid the majority of the dance costs, I still had to buy a dress and boutonniere which cost over $100, " said Shelli. Memorabilia costs drained students’ wal- lets ranging from yearbooks at $12, class rings, which, depending on style chosen, averaged $90; and the $8.50 cap and gown rental. That familiar shout of protest heard in most homes was vocalized by students moaning " Bills! Bills! Bills!” Candyland. In hopes of curing a day long sweet tooth, junior Bob Hart takes advantage of the senior candy sale and purchases a midday snack of old fashioned candy sticks from senior Sherri Pavol. Bills, Bills, Bills! Raymond Halum Heidi Hansen Dan Hanusin Wendy Harle Ken Harrison Bob Hart John Hayden Ann Helms Larry Hemingway Amelia Hensley Ann Higgins Matt Hirsch Kimberly Hittle Chris Hoch Juniors " 219 Halum — Hoch Robbie Hoekema Mark Hoiseth Merle Hollingsworth John Holmes Robert Hoole Phil Hoolehan Daniel Hope Laura Jarczyk Lori Jarrett Jill Jasinski Shelli Jeneske Julie Johnson Scott Johnson John Jones Scott Kambiss Janel Kamradt Scott Kapers Mary Kapp Louis Karras Brian Karulski Joseph Kaster David Katona Babrara Katris Dana Keckich Julianna Kieft Jim Kisel Mike Knight Mike Knutson Pat Knutson Mike Koetteritz Ron Kofter James Krawczyk Audrey Krevitz Tom Kudele Dawn Kusek Brian Kushnak Anthony Kusiak Karen Kwasny Abbie Labowitz Karyn Landsly Christopher Langer Chris Laroche Kevin Larson Renee Larson Cathy Lecas Kathleen Leeney Amy Lennertz Chris Lennertz David Lerner Lora Liddle Jack Lieser Roslyn Lindell Marie Lona Scott Lorenz Mark Lorenzi Lori Loudermilk Laura Lusk Susan Magrames David Malinski Georgia Manous Lynne Marcinek Karen Markovich Rosie Mason 2201 Juniors Hoekema — Mason gns on back embarrass unsuspecting students As the boy got off his chair to work out the Algebra II problem on the board, the entire classroom roared with laughter. The boy, not knowing what was going on, continued. By now, the laughter could be heard in the hallway. The boy suddenly felt that he was the cause of this continuous laughter and immediately reached for his back and pulled a piece of paper off. The paper read, “I take ballet lessons!” Whether it was signs on people’s backs to putting chalk in erasers or even telling some- one they were just called down to the office, pranks were a very common sight in class or even in the hallways. Pranks broke up the day’s tension or were used just for a laugh to get through the day. On the other hand, some students pulled pranks for the plain embarrassment of oth- ers. “We had been waiting for Scott Martin (in the journalism room) since 4 p.m. At 6:30, we put his books in the hall, locked the door, turned the lights off and hid in the art room. How tacky. Unaware of the impending danger, a prank- ster ' s victim falls prey to a dirty joke. Scott tried to get in and then he just went outside and took off in his car before we could catch him,” laughed junior Bob Hart. “Once in English class someone taped a note to the back of some boy’s shirt. After class he walked out with it still on his back, he had a trail of laughing students behind him. Finally, someone told him,” explained junior Jenny dram. Pulling pranks on fellow students is one thing, but doing them on teachers is quite another. “A few people have changed parts of my computer program to print, ‘GRAVES IS A CRETIN, ' said Mr. Jeff Graves, chemis- try teacher. Also, I have found similar com- ments on chalkboards and tests, " he added. Sometimes in College Algebra I’d put a few funny words on the black board about Mrs. Johnson. The whole class would have a good laugh (including Mrs. Johnson),” explained junior Andy Mintz. Despite the humor, one fact holds for all, “no matter what kind of prank it is,” added Jenny, " it’s definitely more fun to be the prankster than the prankie.” Better to be prankster than prankie Back talk. With a mischeivious look on his face, junior Chris Caandelarea plays out his prank on an unsuspect- ing senior, Dave Wolfe. Juniors _221 Lights, coffee, cram Five more minutes. In order to complete her term paper moments before deadline, junior Holly Erics types away furiously in order to finish. Quick skim. Reading over her vocabulary list dur- ing lunch, junior Ruth Burson attempts to memorize her words for the test next hour. 222_ Juniors Painful, gainful crammers become insomniacs Cramming, according to the dictionary, means to fill beyond normal capacity by pressing or squeezing. This definition be- came applicable to those who forgot the World Literature test tomorrow, had impor- tant engagements Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, and those who had to watch their favorite television program (education- al purposes of course.) While some students squeezed their study- ing time in during the week, others preferred a late Sunday night to catch up for the up- coming exam on Monday. “I thought cram- ming was most useful when a test was Mon- day. Most people didn ' t study over the weekend, so Sunday night was cramming night for me,” explained junior Devorah Wenner. Although cramming proved to be the only alternative, some students felt it was not worthwhile. “You do remember some things, but I don’t think it’s worth staying up all night because then you’re too tired and can’t think as well,” stated junior Patty Watson. " With cramming you either do good or rotten, but you could have done better if you had prepared,” said junior Mike Gambetta. Even though cramming was used consis- tently, students felt that the knowledge learned was quickly forgotten. ”1 think cram- ming paid off grade wise, but as soon as you turned in the test, the knowledge acquired was quickly forgotten,” explained senior Laura Boyd. As the end of the year came, cramming became more necessary as students filled their time with outdoor activities. “Senioritis and Spring Fever were the things that got a lot of people,” stated senior Alice Clark. In the same point of view, Mike said, “as summer vacation drew near I went out more and didn’t study as much as I used to.” By the end of the year, most students could have written the rule book for do’s and don’ts. “Drink a lot of coffee” added Patty. “Study with bright lights and do not study with the TV on, " stated senior Kevin Canady. On the other hand, some students had stranger rules for cramming. “Listen to the earphones (very loudly) and use no organiza- tion at all,” added Alice. Throughout the year cramming picked up a different definition among students. Cram- ming: To stay up past 2 a.m. in order to pass a test. Consume mass dosages of coffee and tea. Use large quantities of eyedrops. All of this was part of cramming. Julie Mazur Kristina McCune Lisa McKinney Christopher McLoughlin Jeff McNurlan Kelly Mears Barbara Melby Bob Melby Jeff Melvin Mark Mendoza Michael Meyer Dawn Michaels Leonard Miller Andy Mintz Lisa Montes Maureen Morgan Christine Mott Tim Mueller Roland Murillo Amy Nelson Richard Norman Vicki Nowacki Valerie Obuch Debbie O ' Donnell Robert Osterman Kelli Pack Gus Panousis Robert Passalacqua John Pastar Marty Pavloic Tim Peters Johnathan Petersen Karen Pfister Sherri Pietrzak Susmitha Pinnamaneni Robert Piskula Christopher Pitts Danny Plaskett Kim Plesha Karen Pluard Michelle Pool Patty Potasnik Mary Beth Powley Robert Prieboy Kathleen Przybyla Jeanne Pudlo Mary Pudlo Kimberly Qualkinbush Jeffrey Quasney Amy Rakos Edward Rau Susan Reddel Martha Regelman Geralynn Regeski Bill Resetar Dennis Richardson Bill Riebe Amy Riemerts Scott Robbins Marshall Robertson Chuck Rogers Michelle Roper Virginia Rosenfeldt Juniors " 223 Mazur — Rosenfeldt Peter Rosser Mick Rovai Jill Samels Beth Schaffner Christine Scheuermann Mary Scholl Emily Sebring Sherri Seehausen Sally Shaw Dan Sirounis Kim Skertich Harvey Slonaker Tammy Smith Jim Snow Liz Snow Pamela Soukup Doreen Spinosa Joe Spudville Richard Steffy Avi Stern Tara Stevens Sherra Stewart Michael Stodola Peter Such Laura Tavitas Julie Thomposn Rebecca Thompson Matthew Trembly Danny Trikich Lisa Trilli Mancy Trippel Georgia Tsakopoulos Mary Tsakopoulos Jennifer Gram Vanessa Vances Jim VanSenus Debbie Vargo Damon Walker Joseph Walker Ron Ware Patricia Watson Mike Webber Brian Welch Devorah Wenner Mark Westerfield Mike Westerfield Brian Wilkinson Carol Witecha John Witkowski Scott Wolf Joe Yang Steve Yekel Daniel Zahorsky Karen Zatorski Kevin Zehme Jessica Zeman Tim Ziants Jim Zubay Angela Zucker Z224I Juniors Rosser — Zucker Students slack off as summer sneaks up Warning: This epidemic could be danger- ous to your health. Indiana University in Bloomington experienced a fast spreading measles epidemic. This epidemic required students and faculty to be immunized. Ru- mors of postponing spring break due to quar- antine ran rampant throughout the state. Munster High School also suffered from an epidemic of a different nature, one an immu- nization couldn’t prevent. Although this disease strikes every year, this mysterious epidemic took off to an earli- er start than normal as balmy 70° tempera- tures rocked thermometers. From the last week of February until June the disease gradually became more severe. It ' s various symptoms seemed connected with the weather as sunshine and a warm breeze brought about sudden illness. People suffering from this illness “had” to stay home from school and get “needed rest.” Any attempt at doing homework was absolutely out of the question. Dentist and orthodontist offices should have had busy afternoons due to the number of students that left school early to keep appointments. By the last six weeks grading period, the epidemic was nearly critical. It seemed that students were just about climbing the walls to leave the indoors. Teachers had the difficult challenge of capturing students’ interest and keeping their attention for a full hour. There was at least one student per classroom caught gaz- ing out the window planning their days of sunshine ahead. Walking outside during lunch, one had to take extra precaution to avoid being hit by a flyaway frisbee from students taking advan- tage of a nice breeze. As this epidemic caused students to become antsy for sum- mer vacation, going out on school nights be- came a more regular habit. This new habit had a noticeable effect on grades. Teachers noted that grades dropped and there was a diminished effort. As the last weeks of the school year came, the south office became crowded with stu- dents obtaining admits. Many were beach goers from a sunny yesterday. Most of them had returned, recooperated from a severe ill- ness with a suntan. As the year drew to a close, it was found that the only cure for the epidemic of spring fever was . . . summer vacation. Spring fever arrives Spring has sprung. Taking advantage of a warm breezy day junior Mike Knight takes time out during lunch to play frisbee. William Acheson Jay Adams Wendee Adams Mark Almase Tony Andello Robert Appelsies Tiffany Arcella Mark Artim Melissa Bados Janis Baffa Joanne Bame Michelle Barber Tammy Bard Denna Barrera Todd Battista Eric Beatty Jamie Beck Carol Beckman Lisa Bello Chris Benne Tad Benoit Jennifer Bischoff Randy Blackford Barbara Blaesing Frank Bossi Esther Bowen Kira Boyle Wally Brachich Sheila Brackett Chris Branco Martin Brauer Gregg Brazel Michele Brown John Brozovic Randy Bryant Rich Buchanan Kenneth Callahan Chris Camino Tim Canady Jill Caniga David Carbonare Stacy Carlson David Carter Amy Cashman Dave Cerajewski Cheryl Chastain Sherry Chiaro Annette Christy Rachel Chua Jeff Clapman Terri Clark Brian Cole Kelly Comstock Crystal Connor Chad Conway Kristen Cook Angela Corona Lee Ann Crawford Michelle Crawford Robert Crowley Pochold Cruz Bill Cuban Brian Cuddington 226 _ Sophomores Acheson-Cuddington Freshmen depend on others for transportation The lonely echo of taps lingered as the lone trumpeteer played in front of the proces- sion. Sopomores marched in memorial for this " funeral” of sorts, wearing black arm bands as the " rest in peace " sign went by for all to pay their last respect. Porky was dead! Lack of experiences and organization proved to be the cause of the upset of the sophomores ' plans for their first float. Porky Pig would never reach his final form. “I think everyone was disappointed with the out- come of the float, but the kids really took it well, " said sophomore sponsor Mr. Thomas Bird, physics teacher. With the time available to build a float being cut shorter than usual, all the difficul- ties that arose became impossible to over- come. " The students were willing to work, but needed more guidance for its assemb- lance, " said sophomore Suzi Page. " The last night we didn’t build the frame very well, and Before and after. Earnestly working to bring Porky Pig to life, sophomores Dave Carbonare and Beth Pavelka attach flowers to the chicken wire frame, which under- went an unexpected collapse the last evening of float. it just came tumbling down, " explained Suzi. " Students felt that they didn’t have the prop- er time or instruction to build a successful float, " she added. This was all a new experience for class president Mona EINaggar, vice-president, Brad Yonover, and secretary treasurer Eric Gomez, as well as their sponsors, Mr. Robert Wendall, math teacher, and Mr. Thomas Bird, physics teacher. " I had never done the float before so it was pretty much " play it by ear " and a learning experience. Nobody ever realized how much is involved with building a float until they experience it themselves, " explained Mr. Bird. As Porky’s final tribute was over and Homecoming festivities offically ended, sophomores looked ahead to next year for another chance to bring yet another float to life. May he rest in peace Sophomore CEC: (front row) Kim Kocal, Laura Janu- son is. Marnye Harr. Deanne Wachel. (second row) Mona El Naggar. Debbie Dillon. Brad Yonover (back row) Eric Gomez. Lee Anne Crawford, Amy Meagher, Nancy Yang. Tricia Culbertson Carla Dahlsten Kim Daros Chris Davlentes Teddy Dawson Brian Dedelow David Delaney Duane Dick Diane Dickerhoff Debbie Dillion Deedee Dinga Rob Dixon Andrei Dragomer Jennifer Duraham Sophomores 1227 Culbertson-Durahm Doing their Students suffer study hall blues time A quick nap. Regaining his energy from a late night out with the boys, one study hall member rests up for the long day ahead. Lightening the load. Taking advantage of each other ' s knowledge of geometry, sophomores Jim Gauthier and Jay Adams intently examine an extremely difficult prob- lem. Stacks of books on the table, heads down for a quick nap. faces blankly star- ing at the same old walls. If these things sounded all too familiar, one had to have experienced a study hall. A variety of reasons were responsible for students to be placed in a study hall, yet sooner or later the inevitable wo uld occur — study hall blues would soon set in. “I got stuck in a study because I need- ed to fill up an hour in my schedule,” said sophomore Jay Adams. Although there were students who were " stuck” with a study hall, some elected one to catch up on homework. " I took a study hall to make sure I could do home- work because I could never finish it at night,” said sophomore Jim Gauthier. Study hall blues set in most of the time due to boredom. “Study halls were so bor- ing because you couldn ' t talk and you didn ' t have anything to do, you had to stare at the walls,” explained Jay. Students managed to created different ways to alleviate the boredom of study hall. These ranged from polishing nails to jamming on a Sony Walkman. " I used by time in study hall to finish my morning routine and polish my nails when I didn ' t have anything to do, " said senior Karen DeCola. Whether it was a quick nap, finishing homework, or just a break in the day, stu- dents managed to " do their time " in study hall. Michele Dybel Matt Dziecolowski John Dzurovcik Carolyn Echterling Richard Elkins Kevin Ellison Mona Elnaggar Kelly Fajman Penny Falaschetti Edgar Farinas Kristen Faso Tim Fenney Lisa Ferber Greg Figut 2281 Sophomores Dvbel-Fiqut Chris Fissinger Jim Fitt Judy Florczak John Frederick Jeff Freeman Marc Frigo Todd Fulkerson Tom Fuller Tom Gainer Scott Galocy Amy Galvin Chela Gambetta Danny Garza Jim Gauthier Kelly Geiger Daniel Gifford Daniela Gill Jim Giorgio Christine Glass Stephen Goldberg Suzanne Golden Amy Goldenberg Jill Golubiewski Eric Gomez Lee Gomez Michael Gonzales Randy Gootee Steven Gordon Brian Gregor Gail Gronek Kevin Grskovich Jay Grunewald Laura Gualandi Bradley Haizlip Karl Hand Ronald Harding Marnye Harr Jennifer Harrison Kelly Hayden Michael Hecht Dean Heemstra Wendy Hembling Darcy Herakovich Lisa Hernandez William Heuer John Higgins David Hollar Joan Horvat Sherri Howerton Leslie Hurubean Kim Hybiak Chris Ingas Kim Ingram Jonathan Irk John Jackson Michelle Jacobo Cheryl Jancosek Laura Janusonis Jon Jepsen Jodi Jerich Shelly Jewett Christine Johnson Trisha Jostes Sophomores 229 Fissinger- Jostes Curtis Jurgenson Jeff Kaegebein Rebecca Kaegebein Greg Kain Mara Kalnins Michelle Kambiss Scott Kazmer Chari Keilman Kristy Kelleher Kimberly Kennedy Chris Kenyon Joan Kiernan Carol Kim Sharon Kiser Debbie Kish Janice Klawitter Lisa Knight Kim Kocal Laura Koch Cannon Koo Jenny Kopas Jackie Korellis Marcelle Kott Mary Kottaras George Kounelis Diana Kovacich James Kritzer Carl Krumrei Jeff Kucer Julie Kutka Andy Lambert Marcia Lang Sandy Langford David Lanman Melissa Lawson Tom Leask Edmond Lee Michael Lee Michael Leeney Rachel Lesniak James Levan Maria Liakopoulos Tom Lobonc Rick Loomis Greg Lorenzi Eric Luksich Lisa Lutz Andy Maas Mark Macenski Debbie Magrames Tim Maloney Kevin Mann Perry Manous Andrew Mansueto Mirko Marich Dale Matasovsky Tim Mateja Eric Matthew Michelle Mathews Marcia May Scott McGregor Amy Meagher Dawn Medlin 2301 Sophomores Jorgenson-Medlin Paying Parents dent students social life Dear Diary, Well it ' s Friday night and deficiencies Moment of truth. After bringing home her report card, . _ . . , ,, , sophomore Kristen Faso awaits her mother s reaction, came out Friday afternoon (as usual), I got three of them (as usual), and I got grounded (as usual). I swear I spent at least three out of four high school years being grounded. Two weeks ago I came in at 1:30 a.m., only an hour late, and I got grounded. My friend, Amy, came home at 3:30 Saturday morning and didn ' t even get in trouble. It ' s not fair! I hope mom lets me out this weekend be- cause Bob is having a party and I have to start working on a prom date. My boyfriend, Tim, had the car last weekend and came home late with the back fender smashed. I bet he ' s out of the party scene for a while. His dad gets pretty mad about the car. My friend, John, came home late Friday night and his mom knew he was drunk. Boy, was she mad because he had the car. Drinking and driving just didn’t go along too well with his mom and he got grounded for two weeks. It seemed like everyone got into trouble at the same time. I thought it was so dumb for par- ents to ground kids. After all, it just doesn’t seem like it’s too effective. Everybody still gets drunk on the weekends. Oh well, it ' s time for me to go, somebody ' is coming. — Until next time, K.K. price Change of Plans. Due to getting grounded, sophomore Curt Jurgenson forfeits going out with friends for work at Dairy Queen, where he is under his father ' s watchful eye. Sophomores Sophs hit the Athletes qualify for varsity rank big time Ace serve. Giving it her all, sophomore Laura Janu- sonis tries to execute a perfect serve against her oppo- nent. Her expert play enabled Laura to play as number one singles. Varsity — (varsed»e) 1. a team or group of players capable of playing on the first team representing a university, college, school, or other club in sport or other form of competi- tion in contests with teams of equal standing. Varsity — the best in the school — the top of the heap — the team fans go to cheer for. Being a varsity team member has always been a an honorable position for an athlete. Traditionally, one pictured a varsity member as tall, strong, letter-wearing SENIOR. Well, no longer. Sophomores played an important role in varsity athletic teams no longer restricted to junior varsity or freshman athletics. “You can get good experience playing on varsity level because you play against older people who give you playing tips. This way you can be better than they were as a junor or senior,” explained sophomore Steve Paris, basketball and football player. “I like playing on the varsity because it ' s more of a challenge,” said sophomore Ted Dawson, football player. " You get tougher competition when you play varsity and it improves your game,” added sophomore Laura Janusonis, who played number one singles on the Girls Ten- nis Team. Recognition was also a factor in participat- ing in varsity sports. “You get a lot more recognition for your efforts when you play varsity because people paid more attention to us,” added Laura. Along with recognition came pressure. “There was a lot of pressure because I wasn ' t used to having so many people watching me. It also made me nervous because I knew ev- eryone was counting on me,” explained Steve. Team reaction to a sophomore playing varsity was varied. “On the tennis team, ev- eryone was treated the same regardless of our age or position,” Laura explained. “On football, the seniors make you do goofy things like a sophomore human pyra- mid, " explained Steve. varsity sophomore — (n) — (varsed e soph- o-more) term used to describe an athlete in the 10th grade with exceptional ability. Cross body ride. In order to manipulate his opponent, sophomore co-captain Dave Cerajewski overpowers his foe with his upper body strength. Georgia Megremis Sanjay Mehta Nick Meier Randy Merritt Christine Metz Sharon Metz Dawn Meyer Susan Michel Kristin Miga Steven Mikrut Lynn Milan Michelle 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 Stephen Myers Takashi Nakamura Donald Nimmer George Nisiewicz Michelle Novak Tammy Ochstein Jacqueline Ostrowski John Owen Suzi Page Steve Paris Mike Passales Elizabeth Pavelka Carolyn Pavich Lisa Pavlovich Curt Payne Brian Pazera Sandra Petrashevich Kurt Pfister Michelle Pitts Debbie Polis Matthew Proudfoot Terri Przbysz Greg Psaros Ray Pudlo Chris Puls Barbara Ramirez Kenneth Reed Kenneth Reister Jennifer Richwine Margaret Rippey Tim Risden Brett Robbins Michelle Robbins Wendi Robinson Tim Rogan Steven Roh Shari Romar Nureya Rosales Dana Rothe Sophomores _233 Megremis-Rothe Jennifer Rouse Robert Rovai Dave Rozmanich Julie Rubino Rachel Rueth Michael Rzonca Michele Saklaczynski Larry Sanek Randi Schatz Steve Schoenberg James Schreiner Chris Scott Cynthia Seehausen Sashi Sekhar Holly Sherman David Shimala Mary Siavelis Jayme Sickles Anita Sidor Mary Smogolecki Cathy Somenzi Jennifer Somerville Gary Sonner Daniel Sorak Debbie Strange Nick Struss Kathy Sublett Laura Szakacs David Szala Ricky Szuch Gwen Tafel Deno Tackles Tad Taylor Robert Terranova Amy Thomas John Tobin Alex Tosiou Matt Travis Joanne Trgovcich Angela Tsakopoulos Dina Tsakopoulos Bradley Tyrell David (Jrbanski Suzette Vale Jerrilyn Van Gundy Mike Vasquez Nick Vlasich Jeff Volk Laurie Volkman Mark Vranich Cindy Vrlik Deanne Wachel Paul Waisnora Kenneth Walczak Aleen Walker Kimberly Walker Don Watosn Michael Watson Allison Wenner David White Jackie Wicinski Kimberly Wiley Todd Williams 234 _ Sophomores Rouse — Williams ; Computer craze causes exhausted terminals Computers, video games go haywire " My poor aching console! My keyboard is worn to a frazzle and my programs are beat! When is this video craze going to end! " Home computers received a lot of wear in the last year. Their multiple uses have made them popular in homes. " We had an apple at home and the whole family used it, " said senior Robyn Fisher. The video craze also hit arcade games. From " Pacman " to " Donkey Kong” to " Space Invaders,” students crowded into lo- cal video arcades like Noah ' s Ark to rid them- selves of quarters. " If I’m bored and have nothing better to do I’ll go to Noah ' s Ark — it’s fun, ” said sophomore Maria Liakopou- los. Electronic gadgets, in general, exper- ienced widespread use. Stereos, tape play- ers, radios and walkmen were a common sight. " I always ran with my Walkman. It kept me from getting bored,” explained Ma- ria. Computers were also utilized in the school. Recently purchased was a full " Apple Or- chard. " The room of computers was not only used by students, but teachers were able to use them to save time. “In my chemistry class we used the " Apple Orchard” to get a review for a test. It was very helpful,” ex- plained sophomore Edgar Farinas. Because of the new computers, faculty members were offered an after school class to learn how to operate the computer. “All in all, being a computer, video game, or other electronical gadget was tough! There’s a video craze going on! " Zaxxon fever. Enjoying himself at Noah s Ark, sopho- more Chris Scott skillfully manuvers the joystick during a heated game of Zaxxon. Computer help. Taking advantage of modern technol- ogy, sophomore Nick Struss used his personal comput- er to help solve a difficult algebra problem. Susan Wilson Jeff Witham Kathy Wojcik Mike Wolfe Pam Wood Dawn Wrona Nancy Yang Bridget Yekel Brad Yonover Lorrie Zando Jeff Zawada Robert Zemaitis Linda Zondor Sophomores 7235 Wilson — Zondor Experience leads to learning Freshman CEC master the ropes Going through the regular motions of Class Executive Council (CEC) was enough to keep the freshman student government busy all year. Qualifying for CEC required students to receive 10 signatures from classmates and four signatures from faculty members. Stu- dents were also required to maintain a 3.2 grade point average out of a 3.0 scale. The freshman CEC members included: President Amy Goldberg, Vice-President Jes- sica Efron, Secretary-treasurer Melissa Ja- cobo, Sue Hackett, Karen Skurka, Kathleen Chevigny, Melissa Moser, Christine Halas, Christine Pecher, Charley Shoemaker, and alternate Ruth Zurad. “I joined CEC because I thought it would be a great experience, and something I would like a lot,” said Freshman Class President Amy Goldberg. “I also ran for president be- cause I felt I could do a good job,” said Amy. Along with CEC, came the duties of organiz- ing the Homecoming dance. The freshmen managed the dance with only a few minor hassles. " Everything ran fairly smooth except all the decorations on the walls came down from being taped up the night before, " said Amy. " Although there was a lack of help with decorations, there was more participation than last year, " said freshman Sheila Hig- gins. To help raise funds for next year ' s float, freshmen CEC members sold M M’s and baked goods during the year. Freshman class sponsors, Mrs. Jodi Weiss and Mr. Phil Clark, English teachers, helped guide them throughout the year. " I felt they needed to learn from exper- ience, " said Mrs. Weiss, “but they had more spirit than any group during Homecoming activities, and all in all, had a successful year, " concluded Mrs. Weiss. Final Adjustments. Retaping the Homecoming decora- tions that fell from the night before, freshman Charley Shoemaker secures the tape on some streamers. Freshman Class Executive Council (CEC): (front row) Charley Shoemaker. Melissa Moser, Jessica Efron, vice-president, Amy Goldberg, president; (back row) Karen Skurka, Cathleen Chevigny, Sue Hackett, Melissa Jacobo, secretary. Patricia Abbott Lisa Arlen Jennifer Auburn Mary Babij Gina Bacino Larry Backe Carolyn Baker Tammy Baker Kimberly Baran Glenn Barath Roger Barber Dawn Bartok Carolyn Beiger Jason Bischoff Beth Bittner Steven Blackmun Scott Blanco James Bodefeld John Boege Larry Boege Christopher Bohling 2361 Freshmen Abbott — Bohling Craig Bomberger Constance Boyden Marie Bradley Todd Braman Jennifer Brennan John Breuker David Brtos Jennifer Burns Phillip Cak Peter Cala Julie Calvert Roberto Cantu Emiko Cardenas Timothy Carlson William Carlson Lynne Carter Michael Cha Steven Checroun Cathleen Chevigny Greg Chip Louis Chronowski Andrew Cleland Richard Colbert Martin Collins Mike Costello Kerri Crist Cynthia Crosby Desmond Crucean Gerald Cueller Laura Davis Richard Davis Timothy Dayney Scott Deboer Thomas Dernulc Sean Diamond Brian Dillon Dawn Dryjanski Jennifer Dye Jessica Efron Jason Egnatz Casey Elish Eric Elman Richard Engle Lisa Estill Jennifer Falaschetti Danny Fandrei Bradley Farkas Mark Fehring Dawn Feldman Jacob Ferro Monica Fierek Brian Fleming Lori Flickinger Steve Fortin Steven Franciskovich Maureen Frank Johnathon Franklin Karen Gaidor Cynthia Gamez Erik Gardberg Richard Gardner Deanne Gedmin Mary George Freshmen 1237 Bomberger — George Thomas Gerike David Gershman David Geyer Lilian Ghosh Lisa Godlewski Tara Goebel Amy Goldberg Mike Goldsmith Lisa Gonzales Andrew Gordon Joseph Gray Stephen Grim Joel Grossman Usha Gupta David Gustat Susan Hackett Andrew Hahn Drew Hajduch Kristine Halas Lewis Hansen Craig Hanusin Lisa Hanusin Kelly Harle Maureen Harney James Harrison Bill Hart Robert Hawk Tom Hemingway Susan Hess John Hibler Sheila Higgins Patricia Hittle John Hoch Christine Hope Wendy Horowitz Greg Houser Brett Huckaby Thomas Hutchings Lisa Ingles Michael Irk Erica Jablon Paul Jaceczko Melissa Jacobo Gayle Jancosek Dana Jansen Blake Jarrett Anne Marie Jen Kimberly Johnson Mark Johnson Michele Jones Jeffrey Kapp Damon Karras Tom Karras Jessica Katz Kristin Keen Kristen Kellams Laura Kellams David Kender David Kenyon Kathryn Keyes Joell Kieft Christine Kincaid Janice Kisel 238 " Freshmen Gerke — Kisel Sophs’ Porky all came tumbling down “What are we doing tonight? “I don ' t know it all depends on whether or not my mom can drive us anywhere because I’m not going to walk in the rain.” This familiar conversation was heard among freshmen as they made their week- end plans. Freshmen found themselves walking or just not going out due to lack of transporta- tion. " After football games we had to walk everywhere we wanted to go,” said freshman Jenny Dye. ”lf we wanted to go anywhere far and our parents or family couldn’t drive we couldn ' t go.” Determining the means of transportation depended on the weather in many cases. Be- sides cars, other methods of transportation consisted of bikes and mopeds. “Freshman year and this year, I rode my moped to school every morning and if it rained or snowed, I usually ended up walking,” explained sopho- Quick Cet-a-Way One of the many hassles of being unable to drive is having " mom " pick you up from school. Junior Kathy Leeny, and freshmen Kent Lewis and Mark Leeny discover this as their ride " finally” shows up. more Curt Jurgenson. " If it was too cold or rainy, walking was elimi- nated as a form of transportation, " added freshman Sheila Higgins. Freshmen also found themselves waiting another year to participate in some activities such as Homecoming or Chi. “If you wanted to go to the Homecoming Dance, you had to find someone older to go with or have your parents drive,” stated freshman Jessica Efron. One of the hassles of not being old enough to drive was trying to persuade brothers and sisters to drive. “With a large family like mine, I could never find my brothers or sis- ters home long enough to give me a ride somewhere,” said freshman Janet Orlich. " When they were home they usually didn’t have time,” she added. Although transportation hassles placed a burden upon most freshmen, they learned to cope with the problem. Freshmen faced yet another year of . . .conversations often end- ing with “Well we can go see the movie to- night because my mom can drive us — this time.” How about a ride? Gimme a Lift Unable to find a ride, freshman Todd Walsh is forced to walk home. Freshmen 1239 Robert Kish Kelly Knicker Lori Kobus Teddy Kocal John Kogler Ricky Kolisz Kristin Komyatte Cynthia Kopenec Denise Korycki Michelle Krajnik Laurie Kudele Patricia Labeots Amy Lamott Richard Landay No more hidden smiles ‘Tinsel Teeth’, ‘Metal Mouth’ nicknames fade Three times a day. In order to stop the discoloration that often comes with braces, Melissa Jacobo, freshman, duti- fully brushes her teeth. “Tinsel Teeth,” “Metal Mouth,” and “Rail- road T racks,” come to mind when one thinks of a smiling grin full of braces. However, the attitude was different here. “So many people have braces it’s really no big deal. Every- one ' s used to people with braces,” explained Melissa Jacobo, freshman. The first few days of wearing braces can be very painful. “Your mouth is really sore for the first three days,” explained Ron Reed, freshman. In addition to the pain, wearers had to cope with mouth cuts. Coping with braces can cause big prob- lems for some. " When I first got my braces 1 found I couldn’t eat certain foods like a apple or taffy,” explained Karen Skurka, fresh- man. “The pain involved in getting braces was really bad, but I learned how to stay away from habits that irritated my teeth,” added Melissa, " like eating certain foods just after I got my braces tightened.” While wearing braces caused hassles and pain for some, students looked forward to the end result. “Wearing braces isn’t that bad as long as I have something to look forward to,” said Karen. " I ' m just glad my teeth will be straight, " added Melissa. Many braces-wearers attributed some em- barassing moments to their braces. “Every time I eat, something gets stuck in my braces. It ' s really embarrassing to have someone tell you about it,” explained Melis- sa. " Sometimes when you’re talking, your rubber bands will come out of your mouth, ' she added. A mouth full of braces are no big deal to students anymore. “Tinsel Teeth " have be- come a familiar sight! Thomas Lang Penelope Lantz Kevin Lasky Corie Lawson Lisa Layer Dawn Lee Kimberly Lennertz Joellen Leonard David Levin Kerry Little Ronald Lively Robin Loudermilk Kelly Mager Kenneth Mahala Lisa Mansueto Paul Manzano Catherine Markovich Holly Masepohl Michelle Mason Carole May Jennifer Mazur David McCain Erin McCormack Eugene McCune Debbie McDonough Phillip McKee Collin McKinney Thad McNair Kathy Medlin Spiro Megremis Betsy Mellon Tom Merrick Missie Meyers William Mickel Jennifer Miga Andrew Miller Timothy Milne Teresa Mintier Gary Mintz James Misch Jarett Misch Mary Moehl Diana Monak Gregory Moore Mellissa Moser Michele Moskovitz Tammy Mueller Jennifer Muta John Mybeck Charles Novak Lenny Novak Steven Oberc Mark Oberlender Catherine Obuch Linda Oi Amy Olson Janet Orlich Ginger Osgerby John Ostrowski Jim Palmer Kim Palmer Brenna Panares Julianne Pardell Freshmen 1241 Lang — Pardell Angela Paris Tushar Patel Jeffrey Pavelka Milos Pavicevich William Pavich Sheila Pavol Christine Pecher John Peterson Andrea Petrovich Angela Pierce Suman Pinnamaneni Cheryl Pool Eric Powell Steven Preslin Shannyn Przybyl Jerry Pupillo Marci Quasney Paul Rakos David Reck Ronald Reed Cynthia Renfroe Dana Renfroe Tracy Richards Cynthia Richwine Michelle Riebe Jill Rigg Mike Roper David Rossa Dawn Rovai Laura Sabina Stepanie Salzman Jeffrey Samels David Sanders Chris Sannito Phyllis Scheive Margo Schwartz Laura Schweirzer Cameron Scott Susan Scott William Sears Laura Serletic Katie Sheey Christopher Shegich Charles Shoemaker Rachel Shoup Gary Shutan Gregg Shutan Spiro Sideris Mike Simko Patrick Sipple Karen Skurka John Slivka James Smick Michael Smiley Lisa Smisek Melanie Smith Tamara Smith Deborah Soderquist Joseph Solan Lillian Sorak Kenneth Soukup Valerie St. Leger Michael Stern 242 _ Freshmen Paris — Stern Missing causes hassles for absent students “Mrs. Rovai, will you please excuse my freshman daughter, Janey Doe today. She’s not feeling well.” While moms found themselves making these phone calls on school mornings, their sons and daughters were faced with the has- sles of missing school. Make-up work proved to be one of the major hassles. " I don’t like being sick because I hate all the make-up work,” said freshman Jennifer Dye. Teacher’s reactions to student ' s absences ranged from stressing the disadvantages of missing school to indifference. “They really don’t care — it’s your own responsibility to catch up,” said Amy Goldberg, freshman, while Mr. Hal Coppage, World Geography teacher, felt that he’d rather see the kids here than miss out on a lot and get far behind.” Make-ups posed no problem for some teachers. “Make-ups were no problem for me because they were done at my own conve- nience,” stated Mr. Art Haverstock, biology teacher, while others tried to “be more flexi- ble than in past years,” added Mr. Coppage. While students feared essay make-ups, teachers felt that they were an advantage to the student. “An essay test is a true measure- ment of a student’s conceptual understand- ing, " stated Mr. Coppage. “It gives a student a chance to show all his knowledge,” added Mr. Haverstock. While illness and doctor’s appointments provided the main reasons for missing school, other excuses could be found. " Ev- ery once and a while everyone needs a break,” explained Amy. This break was often spent watching soaps like General Hospital or “avoiding a test that wasn’t studied for,” explained Shei- la. While some absences were unavoidable, students tried not to miss more important classes. “If I had to make an appointment during school time I tried to schedule it dur- ing a class I could easily make-up, " added Jennifer. At the start of the new school day, Janey Doe became acquainted with the attendance secretary and make-up tests. Another return- ing student made the transition back into the school routine. Snooze you lose Forgetful mom. Since his mother failed to call the school to excuse him, Roger Barber, freshman, must obtain an admit from Mrs. Thelma Griffin, Main office secretary. An apple a day. Before she can be sent home, Robin Loudermilk, freshman, sits patiently while Mrs. JoAnne Blackford, school nurse, checks her temperature. Bedridden. With the unnaturally warm December weath- er and record five-inch rain fall, many students found themselves home sick with the flu. Jerry Pupillo, fresh- man, takes television advertising advice and gets plenty of bedrest. Freshmen 1243 Note passing Communicators risk embarrassing consequences zone Dear Jane, Hi, how are you? I never see you in school. We must be at opposite ends of the building all day. I hope I can find you in the hall to give you this note. I ' m sitting here bored in another lecture, so 1 thought I would write you. You know I ' m risking my life to send you this, because the teachers have been confiscating all the notes. Yesterday someone threw a note all the way across the room and they never even noticed; now watch me get caught sitting here quietly. Last week my teacher took my note away anc put it on the board. I was so embarrassed! So what are you doing after school? Mr. Fortner caught Lisa with a note again so she has to stay after school to talk to him. I won- der what he ' s going to do. I hope she ' s not in trouble. If he calls her mom she might not be able to go out. Mr. Fortner was mad because he said we all should be paying attention in class. I guess I can see his point. If you think that’s bad, you should hear what happened to Karen. During Spanish class, she was trying to pass a note to Laura to tell her about last weekend. It was so fun- ny the way she tried to get it across the room. It had to get by five people in order to finally reach Laura. Just as the fourth person picked it up, the teacher spotted it and de- manded it be handed over. As soon as she had possession of the note, she read it aloud in class. Karen was bright red for the rest of the hour. I think she learned her lesson the hard way, but it was funny to listen to. What did you think about my picture of Mr. Yerkes? Looks just like him, don’t you think? I showed it to him and he thought it was cute. Mike sent Jill the queerest love letter. Isn’t that cute? Too bad it landed in the wrong hands and everybody read it. Oh well, I ' ve got to go, my teacher is coming. Write back, Kathy Danielle Stevens Nick Stiglich Helen Stojkovich Richard Stone Floyd Stoner Jeanne Strudas Mark Surufka Wayne Swart Jr. Lynn Sweeney Marybeth Tafel Edward Taillon Angie Takles Troy Tangerman Jennifer Teller Daniel Tester Daniel Tharp Missy Thomason Patricia Tobin Jennifer Toth Fred Trippel Dale Uram Michele Vanderhoek Jodette Vangundy Wade VanOrman Laura VanSenus Mark VerPloeg Brigitte Viellieu Anthony Vranesevich 2441 Freshmen Stevens — Vranesevich In the Act. To relieve some of the boredom, freshmen Kath- leen Chevigny and Jessica Efron pass a note in class while trying to remain unnoticed by the teacher. What’s the Scoop? Lunch brings a few minutes to catch up on gossip. Taking a break from eating her lunch, freshman Jenny Muta reads a note she received from a friend in the hallway. Aaron Wadsworth Darla Wall Todd Walsh Scott Wambsganss Stephanie Wasilak Paul Wein Eric Werth Adam White Andrea Whitlow Sherri Wiesner Kim Williams Todd Williams Lisa Winkler Dawn Wisniewski Jennifer Wisniewski Thomas Witmer Robert Wojotowich John Yates Jill Yerkes Gregory Zabrecky Russell Zalkowski Kevin Zaun Renee Zawada Brian Zehme Christina Ziants Lisa Zucker Thomas Zudock Ruth Zurad Freshmen 245 Wadsworth — Zurad Life after 2:40 Where teachers go when the lights go out Walking down the crowded hall on a Fri- day afternoon, one could easily have heard the students discussing their weekend plans as they anxiously awaited 2:40 p.m. to come. After the bell rang, students quickly left school to carry out their after school activi- ties, but what about the teachers? Although some may have failed to realize, teachers have a life beyond the school day too. This consists of ordinary and unusual activities along with interesting hobbies. “I love coaching basketball, " said Mr. Da- vid Knish, special education teacher and Var- sity Basketball coach. “I like the excitement of the game, but mainly 1 enjoy working with the students. But more than anything I love spending time with my family, " added Mr. Knish. Teachers also enjoyed the recreational ac- tivities such as fishing and camping. “I enjoy seeing Lake Michigan and the changing con- ditions on the lake. I love the solitude and freedom of nature, " said Mr. Richard Hunt, Industrial Arts teacher. Biology teacher, Mr. Art Haverstock, took groups of people to the Canadian wilderness on camping trips in the summer, while spon- soring the Outdoors Club during the year. Some of the teachers had more unusual hobbies that they were involved with. Mrs. Helga Meyer, German teacher, attended Porche Club rallies, races and sports car club events during the summer. Mr. Kent Lewis, business teacher, was in- volved in a weight lifting and conditioning program. He also coached the wrestling team and worked in the school bookstore. As students rushed through the corridors to leave school, they did not realize that some teachers, if they could, would be right along with them. Teachers have a life after 2:40 just like everybody else. Pumping iron. As part of his conditioning program, Mr. Kent Lewis lifts weights to keep in shape. As assistant wrestling coach, Mr. Lewis was often found working out with his team. Knish and company. Carrying out his fatherly duties, Mr. David Knish shares a few precious moments with his daughters after school. 246 : Faculty Mr. Thomas Bird: Physics, Advanced Physics; Mrs. JoAnne Blackford: School Nurse; Mrs. Ruth Brasaemele: Human- ities, Comp. 12-2. Remedial English 11; Mrs. Phyllis Braun: Guidance Counselor; Mr. Phil Clark: English 11, Modern Lit., World Lit. Mr. John Edington: Advanced Placement Biology, Project Biology; Mrs. Linda El- man: Spanish I, III, and IV; Mrs. Helen Eng- strom: Speech I, Speech Comp., Advanced English 11, Head Speech Coach, National Forensic League sponsor; Mr. Gene Fort: (J.S. History, Advanced G.S. History, Social Science, Mr. Don Fortner: Accounting I, II and III, Advanced Business. Asst. Speech Coach. Mr. Dave Franklin: Biology, Advanced Placement Biology; Mrs. Pat Golubiew- ski: Developmental Reading, Speech I, Ad- vanced English 11; Mrs. Marge Gonce: Audio Visual Director; Mr. Jeff Graves: Chemistry, Advanced Placement Chemis- try, Bowling Club, Chess Club, Scuba Club; Mrs. Thelma Griffin: Main Office secre- tary. Mrs. Ann Guiden: Resource Center secre- tary; Mr. Ross Haller: Government, (J.S. History; Mrs. Nancy Hastings: Photo-jour- nalism, Journalism I and II, Publications Di- rector, Paragon, Crier, News Bureau, Quill and Scroll; Mr. Art Haverstock: Biol- ogy, Project Biology, Zoology, Outdoors Club, Advanced Placement Biology; Mrs. De Etta Hawkins: Basic Art, Printmaking, Visual-Applied Design, Drawing and Paint- ing I, II. and III. Mr. Richard Holmberg: Music Apprecia- tion, Music Theory, Glee Club 9, Concert Choir, Choir 10-11, Glee Club 10; Mrs. Lil Horlick: Attendance and South Office sec- retary; Mrs. Linda Horn: English 10, Speech I, Remedial English 10, Debate Comp., Debate Coach; Mrs. Maria Hor- vath: Special Education; Mr. Richard Hunt; Introduction to Drafting, Technical Drafting I, General Woods, Advanced Woods, Electronics I, Asst. Football Coach, Girls ' Basketball Coach. Mr. Jon Jepsen: Phys. Ed., Weight Lifting, Boys ' Varsity Swim Team Coach; Mrs. Barbara Johnson: Algebra II, Trigonom- etry, Advanced Trigonometry, College Al- gebra, Business Math; Mrs. Doris John- son: Family Relations, Inter-Personal Relations, English 1 0; Mrs. Cheryl Joseph: Librarian, Senior Class Sponsor; Mr. Don Kernaghan: Modern World History, Eco- nomics, Ancient World History. Faculty _247 Bird — Kernaghan Mr. Jack K ing: Applied Health, Health and Safety. Boys ' Asst. Varsity Basketball Coach; Mr. Dave Knish: Special Educa- tion, Boys ' Varsity Basketball Coach, Asst. Varsity Baseball Coach; Mrs. Linda Lem- on: English 9. Drama Club, Thespians. Play Director; Mr. Kent Lewis: Sales and Mar- keting, Distributive Education, Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) spon- sor, Asst. Wrestling coach; Mrs. Barbara Lowrey: English 9, Speech I, Asst. Debate Coach; Ms. Paula Malinski: Phys. Ed., Girls ' Var- sity Swimming Coach: Mrs. Ruth Marko- vich: Bookkeeper; Mr. Leroy Marsh: Phys. Ed., Boys ' Varsity Football Coach; Mr. Jay McGee: Social Science, (J.S. His- tory. Mrs. Helga Meyer: German I and II, German Club. Mr. Chris Miller: World Georgraphy, Mod- ern World History, 7th Grade Basketball Coach; 8th Grade Football Coach; Coach; Mr. Ed Mussleman: Algebra I and II, Busi- ness Math, Boys ' Tennis and Boys ' Golf Coach; Mr. Mike Niksic: Phys. Ed., Head Baseball Coach, Asst. Girls ' Basketball Coach Mr. Joe Olah: Dimensional Design, Basic Art, 8th Grade Basketball Coach; Mr. George Pollingue: Computer Math, Trigo- nometry, Introduction to Algebra, Calculus, and Analytical Geometry, Advanced Com- puter Math, Junior Class Sponsor. Mrs. Pat Premetz: Algebra II, Introduction to Algebra; Mr. Ed Robertson: Health and Safety; English 9, J.V. Basketball Coach; Mrs. Mary Ann Rovai: North Office and Attendance secretary; Mr. David Russell: Advanced English 10, Comp. 12-3, Creative Writing, English 10; Mrs. Linda Scheffer: Clothing I and II, Consumer Education, Foods I and II, Child Development, Cheer- leading sponsor; Mr. Paul Schreiner: Sociology, Modern World History, AFS Sponsor; Mr. Robert Shinkan: Introduction to Algebra, Geome- try, Advanced Geometry, Girls ' Volleyball Coach, Mr. David Spitzer: Remedial Eng- lish 11, English 11, Speech I; Mr. Jim Stone: Typing I, General Business, Con- sumer Education: Miss Carmi Thorton: Girls ' Athletic Director, Girls ' Tennis Coach, J.V. Volleyball Coach. Mr. James Thomas: Chemistry, Algebra I; Mrs. Charlene Tsoutsouris: Spanish II; Mr. Don Gilman: Chemistry, General Sci- ence; Mrs. Dorothy VanZyl: Athletic Of- fice secretary; Mrs. Alice Webb: French I and II, French Club. 248 _ Faculty King — Webb More than just a familiar face Teachers double identity Familiar race. While most students barely know the cashiers, junior Don Beison gets a chance to see mom everyday at school as he buys his lunch. Minutes for Mom. During a break from the school day, senior Jeff Zudock and Freshman Tom Zudock, take time out to talk to their mom, Mrs. Violet Zudock, Guid- ance office, about their after school plans. It is 6:30 a.m., time to get up or be late to school. A sleepy, yet persistent parental voice from the next room interrupts the early morning dreams. An hour later the student bids good-bye and leaves with an enviable picture of a relaxed parent in bed. Sounds familiar? Maybe for some stu- dents, but others found a different picture. An alert and busy car companion was none other than a teaching parent making sure that both arrived to school on time. Working parents at school offered advan- tages as well as disadvantages. “There never was a problem with finding transportation to or from school, " explained Mrs. Violet Zu- dock, guidance office secretary. “It was beneficial because if the boys needed some- thing, they could find me in minutes. Parents also found that it became tougher on their children. “Students thought that Jill saw the tests ahead of time and had it easier in class, which was untrue. I was probably tougher on her than anyone else, " confessed Mr. Jack Yerkes, English teacher. Principal Dr. David Dick felt there were problems involving the way other students reacted to his son. “Students expected him to know what was going on with the adminis- tration more than anyone else,” he ex- plained. Students whose parents worked in other parts of the school didn ' t seem to no- tice much difference. “I never have to worry about forgetting my lunch money, " said, ju- nior Don Bieson, whose mother works in the cafeteria. “Sometimes, though, it does give me the feeling that my mom watches over everything I do.” As most students hurried to catch their busses or get a ride home with a friend, some had to wait impatiently for mom or dad to finish their job before leaving for the day. Mrs. Jody Weiss: Remedial Reading 9, English 1 1, Freshman Class Sponsor. Mrs. Marsha Weiss: Guidance Counselor. Na- tional Honor Society sponsor, Career Coun- selor Coordinator; Miss Annette Wis- newski: Guidance Counselor, Musical Business Manager, Field Trip Club sponsor, Vocational Testing; Mrs. Ann Whitely: Spanish I and III; Mr. Tom Whitely: U.S. History, Social Science, Girls ' Golf Coach. Mr. Steve Wroblewski: Algebra I, Com- puter Math, General Math I; Mr. Jack Y erkes: Advanced English 9, Remedial Eng- lish 9, Junior Class Sponsor; Mrs. Mary Yorke: English Lit., Comp. 12-2, Comp. 12- 1, Speech I, Asst. Speech Coach; Mrs. Vio- let Zudock: Guidance Office secretary. Faculty _249 Weiss — Zudock Troubles, tribulations, cease Administration: (front row) Mr. Martin Keil, Director of Testing Psychology Services: Mrs. Paullette Euber, Director of Food Services, (back row) Dr. Jack Pres- ton, Assistant Superintendent of Schools; Mr. Don Lam- bert, Athletic Director; Mr. Michael Livovich, West Lake Special Education Director. Body lingo. Using his hand to emphasize a point, Mr. John Tennant, assistant principal, explains school rules to incoming freshmen during orientation events. Up, up, and away. Caught up in the Homecoming pep session spirit, Dr. David Dick, principal, uses his Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) bal- loons to help elevate student spirit. 2501 Administration Construction woes end for Administration The buzz of a power saw, the odor of newly laid tar, and the presence of construction trucks and workers had become familiar to students for the past three years. While students griped about construction barriers and overcrowded classrooms, the administration managed to keep the confu- sion under control. As construction ended, the administration found time for other activities, such as exam- ining the school curriculum and improving the quality of life in school. No more would administrators be preoccupied with the prob- lems of construction. “Construction’s end gave administration time to do things that have been second priority in past years,” stated Dr. David Dick, principal. Also taking second priority, the North Cen- tral Association (NCA) evaluation took place after being postponed for two years. The evaluation was a three-step process involv- ing staff self-study, a visiting group, and a report listing the committee ' s discoveries and recommendations. “The evaluation made us look carefully at ourselves and allowed other professionals to recognize us. Our insight and their exper- ience helped improve the way we educated students,” said Mr. John Marshak, vice-prin- cipal. While the NCA evaluation and the ending of construction highlighted the entire admin- istration ' s year, individual administrators held separate expectations. Principal Dr. Dick hoped to “get students more involved in activities that affected their life at school. These included recognition programs, an assembly calendar and com- mittees and groups.” On the other hand, vice-principal Mr. Mar- shak looked forward to “the usage of the newly acquired Apple computers.” While the sights, sounds, smells, and in- conveniences of construction faded, the ad- ministration focused their attention on issues other than the past construction and fire- damage concerns and problems. No time to lose. Overseeing all school operations, Dr. Wallace Underwood, Superintendent of Schools, keeps occupied by supervising school activities and corre- sponding relations between administration and school board. School Board: (first row) Mr. John Mybeck, Mrs. Nan- cy Smallman, Mr. Peter Bomberger. (back row) Mr. Richard McClaughry, Mr. Paul Lang. Hard at work. Dutifully at work, Mr. James Bawden, Guidance Department chairman and Assistant Princi- pal, makes grade corrections as part of his many respon- sibilities. Keeping order. Lunchroom supervision is one of many responsibilities for administrators. Making sure students clear their trash away, Mr. John Marshak, assistant prin- cipal, directs students to a garbage can. Administration 1251 Fun and friends. Spending a night out on the town, juniors Steve Yekel, Lee Karras, Phil Bacino and Mike Meyer share laughs and good time at John ' s Pizzeria after a basketball game. picks up a few snacks and munchies. Caught in the Community l s the clock ticked off the minutes, the nervous % boy waited for the right time to pick up his Friday night date. While warming up the engine, he noticed the nee- dle on the fuel guage remained stationary. He pulled into the local gas station to fill up the arid tank. Returning to his car to leave, he checked himself out in the rearview mirror. “What if I have bad breath,” he mumbled worriedly. Tearing into Burg- er’s parking lot he hurriedly purchased a roll of Certs while talking to the cashier, who was a classmate of his in Geometry first hour. As he picked up his date, he downed his 18th breath mint. He nervously helped her into the car, but was relieved to see she was equally nervous. Arriving at the basketball game calmed them both as they noticed the smiling faces of friends and heard the cheers from all directions of the crowded field- house. The Mustangs had walked all over their opponents, 57-40. With all the excitement, hunger filled the couple ' s minds. It was off to Aurelio’s for an after-game snack. As they indulged in the pizza, the young man thought to himself, what a dull place Munster would be if all these businesses hadn’t been around. While dropping off his date he commented on what a nice time he had had that evening. “Boy,” he thought to himself, “going out with her could become pretty catchy.” Open wide. During a yearbook birthday party, senior Jim Siavelis indulges himself in cakes and cookies purchased from Burger ' s. Picky chooser. Hunting about the store before making his final selec- tion senior Charlie Faso glances at an item that caught his eye. 252 _ Community Community _253 ' Kufc « u Burger ' s High quality and dependable service has always been a trademark Burger’s employee, senior Ralph Thornes and freshman Jenny of Burger’s Supermarkets. From canned and bakery goods to dairy Dye. Munster: 1880 45th Ave., and Rid ge Road and State Line, products, everything is fresh and ready for purchase, as shown by Hammond: 165th and Columbia. Dyer: 1218 Sheffield. 2541 Advertisements Double Exposure In the mood for a good movie? Bring the theater home with you by man shows his dependable service by repairing a movie while on renting a video cassette from Double Exposure. Junior Rob Oster- the job. 435 Ridge Road, Munster, 836-2385. Wards Where ' s the one place you can go for everything you need? Rang- large selection of products at everyday low prices. 8005 Calumet ing from lawnmowers to jewelry, Wards has the products you will Ave., Munster, 836-3950. need for everything on your shopping list. Stop in at Wards for a 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 William Golas Insurance Agency Get the assurance you need. Come in to William Golas Insur- ance Agency where you will receive great deals and enjoy friendly service at a price you can afford. You ' re safe, not sorry, when you’re in good care. 1862 Ridge Road, Homewood, III. 799- 1170. 1862 RIDGE ROAD HOMEWOOD. ILLINOIS 60430 PHONE 799 1170 WILLIAM GOLAS Insurance Agency, Inc. AUTO — HOME — LIFE AETNA — ECONOMY F8.C — KEMPER — PROGRESSIVE PRUDENTIAL — OCCIDENTAL — DAIRYLAND SAFECO - TRANSAMERICA - U S. LIFE GROUP KARIN A. WILSON — NAGDEMAN Owner Manager Art’s TV For stereos, speakers, tape machines and more, go to Art’s TV wher e exactly what you need is available. Placing the video disc of his choice in the player, junior Ron Kofter contemplates buying the tape machine. 8142 Calumet Ave, Munster. 836- 1764. Delta Piping Company Checking out the equipment, seniors Karen McNamara, Liz Robin- anytime. 16823 South State Str., South Holland, III. 312 — 596- son, Lara Speranza and Lisa Hodges balance on top of one of Delta 1110. Piping ' s bulldozers. For dependable service call on Delta Piping 2561 Advertisements Frist National Bank of East Chicago For a feeling of security that will never let you down, go to the First National Bank of East Chicago. Stop in at the Munster Branch where Deborah DeBoer, Frank F. Rapin, Sonja Opacic, Laura Ho- meyer, Agnas Adich, Sharon Brandon and Genevieve Sako can give you the service and advice that is imperative for all your banking needs. East Chicago: 720 West Chicago Ave., 397-1000; Munster: 9175 Calumet Ave., 836-2403. Advertisements I257Z Z258I Advertisements Maria ' s Hallmark Trying to find just the right card or gift for any occasion can be very Lee Gomez and Tammy Bard found what they were looking for at frustrating. However, at Maria’s Hallmark a wide selection of cards Maria’s. 923 Ridge Road, Munster, 836-5026. and gifts awaits even the most frustrated shopper. Sophomores Advertisements _259 Carpetland Supplying lush, plush, quality carpeting is what makes Carpet- land famous. There are many different colors and textures to be found among the miles of brand name carpeting shown by seniors Kim Watson and Joi Wilson. 8201 Calumet Ave., Mun- ster, 836-5555. Impact Travel Service Anyplace you want to go, Impact Travel Service has the infor- mation you will need. Go ahead . . . indulge and take that needed vacation to the spot of your choice, made easy with the fast and convenient help at Impact Travel. 619 Ridge Road, 836-4330. Kut Above Creativity leads to individuality and Kut Above can create a new you under the confident hands of beautician Belinda Viera, sophomore John Owen knows that for the best look around, Kut Above can ' t be beat. 923 Ridge Road, Munster 836-1840. impact Trapcl Serpi ICC Crowel Agency If you are thinking about buying that special home or need insur- John and Sheila Higgins put one foot forward concerning their ance advice, call on Crowel Agency for service you can trust. future. 8244 Kennedy Ave, Highland. 923-2131. Freshmen John Hibler, Lisa Winkler, Jim and Kim Palmer, and 260 _ Advertisements Mercantile National Bank Security and Finance are two of Mercantile National Bank’s outstanding qualities. Keep your money investments safe at a bank you can trust. Junior Harvey Slonaker receives fast and courteous help from friendly personnel while endorsing a check. 915 Ridge Road, Munster, 836-6004. Calumet Auto Wrecking High school means more than just education, it also means growing up and driving your first car. Almost any part for any car can be found from the wide selection at Calumet Auto Wrecking, 2015 Summer Str., Hammond. 844-6600. Sizzler Trying to decide which steak platter to choose from can be a tough decision at Sizzler because of the many choices available. Sophomore Tim Maloney checks the prices to choose the meal which will best fit his budget. 428 Ridge Road, Munster. 836- 9010. Advertisements 26 1 _ Munster Lumber Any odds and ends you need can be found quickly and inexpen- sively at Munster Lumber. Employee, Senior Court Savage shows Junior Andy Mintz the beautiful fireplaces on display. 330 Ridge Road, Munster. 836-8600. Munster Optical Senior Kim Watson tries out the glasses that fit her personality. For all styles and shades of glasses come in to Munster Optical and find the pair that fits your look. 7905 Calumet Ave. Mun- ster. 836-1120. Mary Kay Cosmetics Have you been feeling and looking your best lately? If not, see Kathy Sickles of Mary Kay Cosmetics. You can receive renewed self-confidence and feel 100% better if you call Kathy Sickles. 2137 Delaware Parkway, Munster. 923-3806. Fissinger Knight Inc. Don ' t be caught in a legal bind. For professional legal assistance call on the people at Fissinger Knight reporters. You can depend on them to get the records straight. 5305 Hohman Ave- nue, Hammond. 931-7293. COSMETICS ®z Put Your Best Face Forward Call for a complimentary facial — in your own home — and see why we say . . . Ours is “The Cosmetic That’s More Than A Cover-Up!’’ FISSINGER KNIGHT, INC. COURT REPORTERS 5305 HOHMAN AVENUE HAMMOND. INDIANA 46320 931-7293 RICHARD L. FISSINGER RONALD E KNIGHT MARY ANN OWCZAREK GAY DALL SHARON BOLECK REBECCA L. HAMANN ANDREA MICHALEC KATHRYN M SEIDEL CAROL WOLD 262 ' Advertisements Hyre Electric Don’t be caught in the dark. You can find almost any electrical with a good idea by going to Hyre Electric located at 615 Burnham supply at Hyre Electric. Junior Jim and John Hayden come up Ave., Calumet City. 933-7095. Advertisements _263 Advertisements Root Photography Root helps you to remember . . . official photographer for Munster Dollar Hide No. Drive, Indianapolis, In. 46241; Root Photographers, High School. 1133 Byron Drive, South Bend, Indiana 46614; 5545 1 131 W. Sheridan, Chicago. Marcus Auto Need some wheels? Come into Marcus Auto and let exper- ienced people take the driver’s seat. Seniors Jill Regnier and Ann Brodersen display their choice out of the wide selection to be found at Marcus Auto Lease. 8840 Indianapolis Blvd., High- land. 838-0200. 4 v •; . . — RCU Ribordy Drugs Not just stopping at pharmaceutical supplies, Ribordy Drugs provides selections in cosmetics, books, household products and beverages. Junior Dan Zahorsky keeps the customers satisfied by stocking up the shelves with Root Beer. 1820 45th Ave. Munster. 924-4366. Don Powers Agency For a feeling of security and a future that’s insured, stop in at Don Powers Insurance Agency for special treatment and advice that won ' t leave you broke, but will leave you smil- ing. Employees George Bone and Alice Dinolfo and Fresh- man Chris Bohling plan in advance for his future by looking over a few policies. 911 Ridge Rd. Munster. 836-8900. Advertisements 1265 Plesha Realty In search of a house that best fits your needs? Call on Plesha Realty for the cooperation and dependability you have been looking for. Senior Jeff Plesha and alumnus Michelle Kornelik proudly display one of Mr. Plesha ' s fine homes for sale. 101 1 Fran-Lin Pkwy, Munster. 923-7741. REALTY iL 1 | Iffll rfc K . ) ff r sLi f i f Ejgfr ' 266 _ Advertisements Koester Insurance Agency Using new techniques to keep up with the times is one step Koester Insurance takes to offer reasonable prices and accurate services. Employees Clyde Brown, Barbara Richwalski and Bon- nie Luberda show off the new computer which makes their job easier, to make your life easier. 512 Ridge Rd. Munster. 836- 8334. Willman Standard Almost empty? Get service with a smile at Willman Stan- dard where nothing is too much to ask for. Employee senior Kent Kaluf willingly fills up yet another car while on the job. 747 Ridge Rd, Munster. 836-9273. Pleasant View Dairy Move over sodas to a drink that is wholesome and healthy. Pleasant View milk is good at any time of the day. Juniors Amy Etter, Kathy Przybyla and Kevin Gower and Seniors John Moss and Tod Sickles enjoy some fresh milk after a long day at school. 2625 Highway, Highland. 838-0155. Advertisements 267 John Hodson Looking for financial investments that could make you money? John Hodson could be the answer you’re looking for. Trying to get in on a piece of the action, junior Brian Bohling tries to make his choice on the best coin investment to make. 1650 45th Ave. Shop- ping Center, Munster. 924-3555. American Savings Loans Do you find it hard to save money? Do you have difficulty managing it? Do you need a loan for that car you’ve been dreaming of? If you answer Yes to any of these questions try American Savings Loans. They can help you with exper- ienced, dependable advice and solutions. Senior Karen Gerlach shows her feelings toward saving money at 8230 Hohman, Mun- ster. 836-5870. Miner Dunn For a good, quick meal at anytime of the day, stop in at Miner Dunn where quality and service have been a land- mark for 50 years. Sophomore Jenny Durham takes Soph- omore Brad Yonover ' s suggestion and orders the mouth- watering onionburger. 8940 Indianapolis Blvd., Highland. 923-3311. 2681 Advertisements Phil Bacino and Freshman Gena Bacino indulge upon a gar- bage pizza for a late night snack. 1528 N. Arbogast Ave. Griffith. 972-2900. John ' s Restaurant The thought of delicious hot Italian food doesn ' t have to come from Italy or the local 24 hour supermarket. John’s Original Restaurant offers dinners at reasonable prices along with an elegant dining atmosphere. Juniors Lee Karras and Advertisements _269 Academic Counseling With graduation on students ' minds, a step ahead in studies and advice from friendly guidance counselors could be the answers to your problems. Junior Kevin Larson puts one foot forward and takes advice from Academic Counselor Mary Stark. 9250 Colum bia Ave., Munster. 836-1172. Vumore TV Along with televisions and electronic novelties, Vumore T.V. provides a selection of name brand music supplies. Junior Al Gederian tunes in his style of music by listening to a Sony Walkman. 1848 45th Ave., Munster. 924-3232. 270 _ Advertisements Burns-Kish Funeral Home It is tradition for Burns-Kish Funeral Home to offer comfort and solace in times of sorrow. Freshman Bob Kish shows pride and respect for his grandfather, founder of Burns-Kish. 5840 Hohman Ave., Hammond. 932-0260. 8415 Calumet Ave., Munster. 836-5000. Sports 2000 Getting into the physical look requires a good p air of running shoes. Juniors Kathy Przybyla and Amy Etter try to make a choice at Sports 2000 among the wide selection of sporting goods. 2945 Jewett Str., Highland. 923-0703. ' ro ic Music Lab No, it’s not Rush, Krokus, Yes or Nazareth, but just a couple of amateurs living out their rock roll dreams. Senior Todd Sickles and junior Terry Gillespie test out the instruments that the professionals use. 17805 Burnham Ave. 895-2218. Abraham J. Ochstein Good dental work can lead to a very confident smile. Junior care of sophomore Randi Schatz. 926 Ridge Road, Munster. 836- Tammy Ochstein, however, feels less than secure under the 8320. Advertisements ”271 S S Products Caught in the act of enjoyment doesn’t come often when on the Products during a hard days work. 1349 Azalea Dr., Munster, job. However, senior Patrick Sannito and freshmen Jerry Pupillo 923-2082. and Christopher Robin Sannito find a little excitement at S S Y T ( 272 “ Advertisements Nagdeman’s Dignified men’s apparell is not all Nagdeman ' s Clothing has to beautiful selections that can be found in the women ' s section, offer. Seniors Melanie Santare and Joi Wilson show off the 9143 Indianapolis Blvd., Highland. 838-4335. Art Investments Unlimited Expose yourself to art by letting the talent of a skilled artist enrich the beauty of your home. Seniors INicki Kott and Laura Brauer very willingly take their interest of art in two unique ' directions. 7863 Broadway Merrillville. 738-2535. Door Store If you have been searching for that perfect door, stop in at the Door Store where the selection is unique and creative. Senior Sue Wojcik and junior Debbie O ' Donnell find it hard to pick the door of their choice due to the vast selection. 235 Ridge Road, Munster. 836-8202. Advertisements _273 Gary Surgical Providing surgical supplies with fast, dependable service has ence Trapane and Joan Snow check over the upcoming orders always been a trademark for Gary Surgical. Employees Flor- with Mr. Rick Toth. 9430 Calumet Ave., Munster. 836-1190. Maruszczak Piano Organ Adding prestige and class to your home will be easy by buying a beautiful piano or organ. So stop in at Maruszczak Piano Organ where a wide selection is only the beginning as shown by the owners Douglas, Marilyn and Michael Maruszc- zak. 7910 Calumet Ave., Munster. 836-6093. 27 4 _ Advertisements Tilles Furniture Have you been looking for that perfect piece of furniture to compliment your home? Tilles Furniture has almost any- thing you need at a price you can afford. Freshman Jill Rigg flips over Tilles values, while Freshman Michelle Moskowitz takes the more relaxed approach. 901 Ridge Road, Munster. 836-1530. Lake Pharmacy For the security you want and the accuracy you need trust Lake junior Mike Stodola take interest in a traditional pharmaceutical Pharmacy where you will feel safe in their hands. Sophomores symbol. 13163 Morse Str., Cedar Lake. 374-5432. Kevin Lasky and John Tobin and senior Suzanne Lasky and Robert S. Zurad Not just your ordinary run-of-the-mill accountant, Robert S. Zurad helps you get the job done right. Senior Reggie Zurad takes time out from homework to help around the office. 1652 Ridge Road, Munster. 972-0055. Lums Restaurant For a good, hot meal with the friendliest service in town, stop in at Lums where a wide selection of appetiz- ing entrees will not cost you an arm and a leg. Juniors Jill Gordon and Julie Johnson stop in for a little lunch from the salad bar after school. 7920 Calumet Ave., Munster. 836-5867. Advertisements _275 EF Hutton When EF Hutton talks people listen. Professional financial assis- tance along with current technological equipment makes EF Hut- ton the leader in economic investments. Playing the brokers role behind the desk, juniors Abby Labowitz, Amy Lennertz, Mike Knight, and sophomore Chris Metz check out good invest- ments. 3203 Vollmer Rd. Flossmoor, IL (1-800) 323-1340. 2761 Advertisements Cummings Landscaping The hassles of summer work don ' t have to be a bother. Keith Cummings, managing owner with his added help, juniors Terry Gillespie and Fred Jones, will provide landscaping that is backed up with professional quality. 8349 Walnut Dr., Munster. 923-7404 Studio 10 Striving for perfect body condition is one way to stay healthy. Senior Anita Culbertson keeps in shape by exercising her mus- cles at Studio 10 where personal instruction is available. 9735 Fran-lin Parkway. Munster. 924-3106 VanSenus Auto Parts With the many places to purchase auto parts, VanSenus stands out from the rest, being Indiana ' s largest supply of speed and custom equipment. Junior Jim VanSenus and sophomore Jeff Witham display some of the items found on stock at VanSenus. 6920 Kennedy, Hammond. 844-2500 Advertisements 1277 American Hardwoods, Inc. From cutting wood to specific sizes to fabrication, American Hard- unusual predicament. 15510 Wentworth, South Holland, IL 312 — woods is one you can trust to get the job done right. Seniors Karen 33 1 -7030. Glass, April Cahmbers and Anna Kanic find themselves in an Meyer Brothers Lawn care Landscaping Meyer Brothers landscaping is backed with skilled help that provide professional lawncare. Mark and Jeff Meyer with their crew, Joe Chruby and Dan Uzis, wait to provide complete lands- caping service. 1529 Mac Arthur, Munster 838-3565. I 9 m a I - — 7 Hi A ’‘ill Michael Ukrainian IRall .... .V.- -.4. 1:i44 l[ v MUNS TE R H lCtt 19S3 PARAGON St. Michael Ukrainian Hall When in need to rent a hall at a reasonable price, St. Michaels Ukrainian Hall provides complete catering for any occassion. St. Michael ' s recognizes Munster High School and Paragon ' 83. 7047 Columbia. Hammond 844-6483. 178 _ Advertisements Sandoak Office Plaza When looking for an office location choose Sandoak Office Plaza, northwest Indiana ' s most prestigious professional office facility, where your business can grow. 900 Ridge Road, Mun- ster. everything . . . . 900 Ridge • Munster, Indiana 46321 Office Ptazn Community Patrons Mr. G Mrs. Harold Abrahamson Mr. G Mrs. John J. Argoudelis Dr. G Mrs. R.P. Auburn Mr. Mrs. F.J. Back Bridget James Bodefrld Mr. Mrs. Louis D. Camino Joan Jim Cerajewski Dr. George Jan Compton Maxine Rich Conway Mr. Mrs. Joseph Crnarich Mr. Mrs. Larry W. DeBoetz Mr. Mrs. Philip G. Derrico Dr. Mrs. Richard M. Duhon Mr. Mrs. James Dye Mr. Mrs. Morton L. Efron Mr. G Mrs. Keith A. Fandrei Dr. Mrs. Cirilo Farinas Mr. Mrs. Richard E. Gardner Earl Harriet Goldberg Dr. G Mrs. Mitchell E. Goldenburg Dr. Mrs. Cesar M. Gomez Glen Maxine Grouner Jim Anne Grunewald Indra Margot Gupta Dr. Mrs. John W. Gustaitis. Jr. Donald Lois J. Handlon Don Linda Harle Mr. Mrs. John Harney Bob and Bill Hart Mr. Mrs. Robert D. Hawk Mr. Mrs. Cahrles A. Heggi Mr. Mrs. Robert M. Hess and family Ralph Donna Howarth M.J. Jacobo. M.D., Inc. Jim and Arlene Kender Mr. Mrs. George E. Kiernan Bob Joan Knutson Bob Shari Koch Dr. Mrs. James Korellis Dr. Mrs. Alexander Kott Mr. Mrs. Gerald M. Kusek George Marge Kushnak Keith Lorentzen Mr. Mrs. John R Loudermilk Dr. Mrs. John Maniotes Mr. Mrs. Raymond Mansueto Terry Jane McMahon Mrs. Elaine Metz Mr. Mrs. Gilbert Moore Dr. Mrs. William H. Morris Jr. Mr. Mrs. William Murakowski Mr. Mrs. Ted Muta Dr. Mrs. Seymour Oberlander Mr. Mrs. Roy Owen Dr. Mrs. Rodrigo R. Panares Patrick Bernice Paris Dr. Mrs. Ron Pavelka Mr. Mrs. Jerry J. Pietrzak Mr. G Mrs. Richard N. Plesha Ed Dee Rau Mr. Mrs. Edward Rudakas Mr. Mrs. Franklin R Rueth Mr. Mrs. Floyd Sanders Dr. Mrs. Santare and Family Mr. Mrs. Gerald Schoenberg Mr. Mrs. James Schreiner Dr. D.M. Shetty Bob Vi Shinkan Mr. Mrs. Ed Smiley Jack Freda Stevenson Albert Rosetta Sublett Mr. Mrs. John A. Thomas Mr. Mrs. Paul F. Thompson Mr. Mrs. Larry Trilli Mr. Mrs. John R. Watson Mr. Mrs Raleigh Wolfe Dr. Mrs. Gerald Zucker In memory of Mr. Marvin W. Hecht, Sr. Munster High School Booster Club Munster High School Booster Club members provide welcomed support for school athletic teams and organizations, as well as school activities. The club members congratulate the graduating Class of 1983. Congratulations Munster High School Class of 1983 Munster High School Booster Club Advertisements 279 Index A Abbot. Natalie 200 Abbott. Patricia 93. 99. 103. 236 Abrahamson. Glenn 1 1, 60. 74. 216 Abrinko, James 112. 117. 200 Academic Counseling 270 Academics input 36. 37. 38. 39 Academics output 44. 45. 46. 47 Academics program 40. 41. 42. 43 Acheson. William 131. 152. 226 Adams. Doug 1 1. 162. 216 Adams. Joseph 226. 228 Adams. Wendee 95. 105. 226 Ades. Yan 200 Adich. Dave 140. 216. 257 Administration 250. 251. 252, 253 AES Languages 102. 103 Agerter. Tim 10. 82. 124, 125. 168. 169. 200 Aktay. Ela 100. 200. 204. 215 Alexiou. Spero 200 Allen. Mark 200 Almase. Mark 80. 133. 226 Alonzo. Bob 200. 203 Alonzo. Eric 95. 140, 216 Amar. Robert American Hardwoods, Inc. 278 American Savings and Loan 268 Andello, Angie 200 Andello. Tony 226 Andreakis. Dean 216 Appelsies. Rick 200 Appelsies. Robert 62. 97. 226 Arcella. Tiffany 1 14. 224 Arent. Annette 16. 105, 216 Are practices worth it? 148. 149 Argoudelis. Jim 117. 200 Arlen. Lisa 103. 236 Arnold. Steve 55. 200 Artim. Make 152 Art Investments Unlimited 273 Art s T V 256 Atwood. Amy Atwood. Todd Auburn. Jennifer 236 Azevedo. Izabel 200 B Babi). Mary 236 Babjak, Debbie 58. 216 Bachan. Lisa 39. 216 Bachan. Nick 200 Bacino. Gina 103. 1 15. 174. 236. 269 Bacino. Phil 31. 49. 216. 269 Backe. Larry 236. 97. 114 Backe. Linda 29. 88. 157, 200 Bad Days 58. 59 Bad Habits Boredom 52. 53 Bados. Melissa 89. 104, 226 Baffa. Janis 226 Bagherpour. Kai Bagherpour. Sheerin 216 Baker. Carolyn 236 Baker. Lisa Baker. Mike 36. 140. 216 Baker. Tammy 236 Bame. Joanne 106. 1 10. 226 Banks. Brian Baran Kimbrely 170, 236 Barath. Glenn 236 Barber, Michelle 226 Barber, Roger 141, 236 Bard. Tammy 258. 226 Barlow. William Barrera. Deena 226 Bartok. Dawn 92. 236 Bartoshuk. Barbara 105. 200 Baseball 188. 189 Basich. Jim 216 Basich. Jim 216 Basich. Steve Battista. Todd 162. 226 Bawden. Mr James 251 Beach. Leslie 200. 212 Beach. Tom 216 Beach. Jerry 152 Beatty. Eric 226 Beck. Jamie 226. 122. 147. 166 Beckman. Carol 91. 226 Beeker, Caroline 192 Behind the curtains 66. 67 Behrens. John 200 Being grounded 230. 231 Being sick 244. 245 Beiriger. Carolyn 236 Belford. Linda 166, 216 Belinsky. Joe 200 Bello. Lisa 89. 97. 103. 226 Bench warmers 158, 159 Benne, Chris 226 Bennett. Laura Beno, Leanne 200 Benoit. Tad 226 Bereolos, Peter 112. 1 13. 216 Bianchi. Renee 1 17 Bicker. Carolyn 200 Biesen. Don 140. 147, 216 Billings. Kirk 113. 120, 135, 200 Bird. Mr. Thomas 227. 247 Bischoff. Jason 141. 236 Bischoff. Jennifer 102. 1 14. 226 Bittner, Beth 1 1 1 Bittner. Kris 200, 193 Black. Marc 216 Blackford. Mrs. Joanne 243. 247 Blackford. Randy 93. 226 Blackmun. Steven 236 Blaesing. Barbara 91. 236 Blanchard. Patricia 200 Blanco. Scott 141. 236 Blazek. Dawn 200 Blazek. Katrina 116. 117. 200 Bodefels. James 236 Body Lingo 214, 215 Boege. John 46. 122. 236 Boege. Larry 141. 162. 216 Bogucki. Tom 103. 216 Bogumil. Traci 111. 200 Bohling. Brian 4, 216. 268 Bohling. Chris 236. 265 Bomberger. Craig 93. 111. 237 Bomberger. Kristen 105. 120. 200 Bone. George 265 Bomberger. Mr. Peter 251 Booster Club 279 Borto. Dianne 217 Bosnich, Marinko 200 Bossi. Frank 26. 226 Bowen. Esther 226 Boyd. Laura 34. 70. 76. 200. 222 Boyd. Vince 217 Boyden. Constance 65. 111. 237 Boyle. Kira 103, 145, 226 Boys Basketball 160. 161, 162. 163 Boys Cross Country 134. 135 Boys Golf 184. 185 Boys Swimming 150. 151. 152. 153 Boys Tennis 132, 133 Boys Track 178. 179 Braces 240. 24 1 Bracich. Wally 36. 226 Brackett. Sheila 95. 226 Bradford. William Bradley. Marie 103. 237 Braman. Larry 15. 22. 76. 100, 101, 152, 202 . 120 Braman. Todd 152 Branco. Becky 202 Branco. Chris 226 Brandon. Sharon 257 Brasawmele. Mrs. Ruth 13. 90. 247 Brauer. Laura 108. 109. 202. 273 Brauer. Martin 226 Braun. Jane 120. 202 Braun. Mrs. Phyllis 58. 247 Brazel. Gregg 226 Brennan. Erin 217 Brennan. Jennifer 1 15. 237 Brennan. Tracy 103. 112. 217 Bretz. Melissa 126. 147. 166 Breuker. John 237 Brodersen. Ann 10. 13. 14. 201, 202, 265. 100. 101 Brother Sisters 32 Brown. Cylde 267 Brown. Karla 36. 73. 217 Brown. Moreen 157 Brown. Michelle 226 Brozovic. John 141. 226 Brozovic. Sue 202 Brtos. David 237 Brumm. Jaclyn 157. 217 Bryant. Randy 141. 226 Bubala. Angela 92. 157. 217 Buchanan. Rich 226 Burbich. Tracy 1 17. 202 Burchett. Brenda Burgers 254 Burns. Jennifer 164. 166. 237 Burns-Kish Funeral Home 270 Burson. Ruth 217. 222 c Cafeteria Hot Spot 28. 29 Cak. Phillip 113, 237 Cala. Amy 202. 1 17 Cala. Peter 237 Callahan. Kenneth 226 Calumet Auto 261 Calvert. Julie 90. 237 Camino. Christopher 15. 71. 140, 141. 226 Canady. Kevin 97. 128. 131. 138. 202. 226 Canady. Tim 141. 226 Candelaria. Christian 20. 140, 141, 217, 221 Caniga. Jill 226 Canter. Roberto 56. 237 Carbonare. David 226. 227 Cardenas. Emiko 90. 115. 237 Cardosa. Claudia 104. 105 Carlson. Mary Jo 202 Carlson. Stacy 103, 226 Carlson. Tim 237, 162 Carlson. William 237 Carnahan. Monica 217 Carpetland 259 Carras. Athene Carroll. Mark 112, 217 Carter. Andrew 92. 1 13. 217 Carter. David 140. 141. 226 Carter. Lynne 170, 237 Case. Theresa 62. 67. 97. 100. 101. 120, 202 Casey. Mike 106. 152. 217 Cashman. Amy 95. 226 Cassity. Marilyn 1 16, 1 17. 202 Castina. Amy 95 Cerajewski. David 140. 141. 168. 169, 226. 232 Cerajewski. Kathy 11, 217 Cerne. Renee 217 Cha. Michael 24. 237 Chambers. April 202. 278 Chastain. Cheryl 32. 226 Chastain. Lynette 32. 109, 1 17. 203 Check. Terri 18. 21. 217 Checroun. Lena 36. 106. 203. 288 Checroun. Tony 217. 237 Checroun. Steve 237 Cheerleaders Chen. Enn 89. 102. 105. 1 10. 217 Chermerinsky. Mindy 203 Chess Club Chevigny. Cathleen 71. 90. 104. 111. 182. 236. 237. 244 Chi 70. 71 Chiaro. Sherry 226 Chip. Greg 237 Chip. Jeff 177. 217 Choir Ensembles 98. 99. 100. 101 Christianson. Carren 217 Christianson, Gail 203 Christy. Annette 10, 103, 105, 226 Christy. Eric 97. 217 Chronowski. Louis 237 Chua. Gleena 203 Chua. Rachel 91. 104. 226 Chruby. Joe 278 Cigler. Deanna Cipich, Debra 218 Clapman. Jeff 93. 98. 226 Clark. Alice 105. 143. 203. 222. 226 Clark. Mr Phil 236. 247 Clark. Terri Class Executive Council Clauson. Jeff 71 Cleland. Andrew 237 Closing 286. 287, 288 Clothes. Designs. Fads 22. 23 Colclasure. Krystal 218 Cole. Brian 226 Cole. Karen 92. 203 Colias, William 218 Collins. Martin 141. 162. 237 Coltun. Karen 44. 62. 63. 89, 97 Colvert, Richard 237 Competition 126. 127 Compton. Janna 104, 105, 111. 116. 218 Computers 34, 35 Comstock. Karen 203 Comstock. Kelly 226 Concaildi. Mr. Doug 134. 135 Condes. Jim 78. 100. 101. 201. 203 Condos. Steve 203 Conner. Crystal 226 Conway. Bret 218 Conway. Chad 226 Cook. Kristen 70. 226 Cook. Michelle 89. 218 Coppage. Mr. Hal 56. 243 Cornell. Chris 93. 203 Cornwell. Helen Corona. Angela 66. 85. 97. 104. 226 Costa. Caryn 24. 26. 202, 203 Costello. Mike 104. 237 Crawfcheck. Jim 100. 216 Crawford. Lee Ann 53. 104, 105. 226 Crawford. Mark 1 12. 218 Crawford. Michelle Crier 106, 107 Crist. Kerri 103, 237 Cromming 222. 223 Crosby, Cynthia 237 C rowel Agency 260 Crowley. Robert 226 Crucean, Desmond 237 Cruz. Pochold 103. 226 Cuban. Bill 18. 226 Cuddington. Brian 226 Cueller. Gerald 237 Cueller. Susanne 1 17. 203 Culbertson. Anita 203. 192. 277 Culbertson. Tricia 227 Cummings Landscaping 277 Curtis. Jeanette 105, 218 Cyrier. Amy 218 Czysczon, Patricia 218 D Dahlkamp. Paul 218 Dahlsten. Carla 103, 157, 227 Dalvantes, Chris 43. 67. 97. 102. 1 10 Damianos. Andrew 203 Daros. Kim 1 14. 227 Dartt. Mrs. Kathy Dash. Anne Mane 1 16. 1 19. 203 Davis. James 33. 80. 93, 109, 218 Davis. Laura 92. 237 Davis. Laurianne 33 Davis, Richard 152. 237 Dawson, Teddy 140. 141. 227. 232 Dayney. Timothy 237 Deal. Laurie 101. 218 Deboer. Scott 135. 237 Dechantal. Richard 218 Decker. Blake 218 DeCola. Karen 146, 204, 212. 228 Dedelow, Brian 140. 141, 162, 227 Dedelow. Jeff 140. 218 Delaney. David 93. 227 Delaney. Joanie 40. 218 Delta Piping 256 Dernulc. Michael 18. 204 Dernulc, Richard 140. 141, 218 Dernulc. Thomas 141. 162. 177. 237 Derolf. David 1 12. 204 Derow. Denise 39. 204 Derrico. Christine 204 Diamond. Sean 237 Dick. Dr. David A. 54. 250 Dick. Duane 89. 97. 102. 104. 105, 227 Dickerhoff. Dianne 92. 227 Dieson. Eileen 104 Dieting 24. 25 Dillion. Brian 141. 146. 147. 237 Dillion. Deborah 39. 104, 170, 227 DeeDee Dinga 89. 91. 154, 157. 227 Distributive Education Clubs of America 116. 117 Dixon. Rob 100. 128. 135. 148. 162, 227 Dizon. Aileen 216. 218 Doolin. Gregory 204 Door Store 273 Doranski. Joseph 42. 1 12. 204 Doros. Christopher Dorsey, Sharon 218 Double Exposure 255 Downing. Ramona 9. 120, 127. 128. 165. 166. 204 Doyle. Mary 218 Dragomer. Andrei Drama 96. 97 Drazbo. Diane 218 Drill Team Dryjanski. Dawn 3. 92. 237 Dubczak. Julie 108. 109. 218 Duhon. Donn 71. 118, 120, 128, 185. 204 Dukich. Sally 218 Durham. Jennifer 30. 97, 103, 104, 227 Dybel, Michelle 228 Dye. Jennifer 82. 237. 239 Dye. Robert 218 Dziecolowski. Matt 228 Dzurovick. John 228 E Echterling. Carolyn 228 Eckholm. Glenn 50. 218 Edington. Mr John 247 E.F. Hutton 276 Efron. Jessica 105. 111. 237 Eggers, Karen 13. 147. 175, 218 Egnatz. Jason 237 Elish. Casey 237 Elkins. Richard 228 Elkmann. Brian 204 Ellison. Kevin 43. 228 Elman. Dan 204 Elman. Eric 111, 141,237 Elman. Mrs. Linda 47. 247 EINaggar. Mona 66. 97. 228 Engle. Richard 237 Engstrom. Mrs. Helen 33. 1 10, 247 Ensembles Estill. Lisa 237 Etling. Jane 218 Etler. Amy 218 Etter. Timothy 152, 218 Euber. Mrs. Paullette 250 Ezpressions 172, 173 F Fabeon. Erica 97 Faculty 246. 247. 248. 249 Fajman. Kelly 228 Falaschetti. Penny 79. 228 Falaschetti. Jennifer 237 Fall Play 62. 63 Fandrei. Danny 141. 237 Fanning. Kim 93 Ferinas. Edgar 228. 235 Farinas. Mike 204 Farkas. Bradley 141 Farkas. Donna Fary, Tina Faso. Charles 204 Faso. Kristen 79. 228. 231 Featherly. Bill 112. 204 Fehring. Rick 28 Fehring, Mark 237 Feldman. Dawn 122. 157. 237 Feeney, Thomas 54 Feeney. Tim 133, 228 Ferber. Lisa 39. 228 Ferro. Jacob 152. 237 Field Trip Club 114, 115 Fierek. Monica 93. 237 Fijut. Greg 228 Fijut. Mark 204 Fisher. Robyn 60. 194. 204. 235 Fissinger. Christopher 162, 229 Fleming. Brian 237 Flickinger, Lori 94, 95. 237 First National Bank of East Chicago 257 Fissenger Knight 262 Fitt. Jim 70. 229 Fitzgibbons. Carol 97. 120. 218 Fitzgibbons. Robert 89. 96. 97. 204 Flag Drill Marching Band 92. 93. 94. 95 Florczak. Judy 229 Florczak, Walter 204 Flynn. Mary 147, 218 Flynn. Susan 218 Football 138. 139. 140. 141 Foreit. Mark 38. 218 Fort. Mr Gene 50. 247 Fortner. Mr Don 247. 9 Fortin. Steve 4 1 , 237 Franciskovich. Steven 237 Frank. Glenna Frank. Maureen 237 Franklin. John 92. 237 Franklin. Mr Dave 247 Frankos. Jim 100. 101, 204 Frederick. John 4. 102, 229 Freeman. Jeff 124, 127, 133, 229 Free Time After School 16. 17 French German AFS 104. 105 Freshmen Freshmen CEC 236, 237 Frigo. John 35. 204 Frigo. Marc 229 Frosh on dates without cars 238, 239 Fulkerson, Todd 229 Fuller. Tom 229 Fuller. Patricia 89. 204 G Gaidor. Karen 237 Gainer. Tom Galvin. Amy 91. 104, 105 Galvin. Margaret Gambetta. Chela 157 Gambetta. Michael 152. 222 Gauthier, Jim 152 Gamez. Cynthia 237 Gardberg. Erik 237 Gardner. Richard 237 Gary Surgical 274 Garza. Danny Garza. Robert 204 Gates. Terry 204 Gauthier. Jim 152. 228 Gederian. Albert 270 Gedmin. Deanne 237 Geiger. Kelly 101, 104 Geiger. Richard 204 George. Jim 21 . 55 George. Mary 105. 237 Gerike. Thomas 238 Gerlach. Carl 44. 106. 268 Gerlach. Karen 91. 103. 106. 130, 204. 205 Gershman. David 238 Gershman. Pamela 45. 218 Gessler. Cary 45. 141 Geyer, David 24. 105. 238 Ghosh. Lillian 104, 238 Gialocy. Scott 229 Gibbs. Dawn Gifford, Abbie Gifford. Daniel 162. 229 Gill. Adam 204 Gill. Daniella 229 Gill, Sean 218 Gillespie. Terry 108, 109, 218, 271. 277 Giorgio. Jim 229 Girls ' Basketball 164. 165. 166. 167 Girls Cross Country 136. 157 Girls Golf 144. 145 Girls Swimming 154. 155. 156. 157 Girls Tennis 182. 183 Girls Track 180. 181 Glass. Amy 278 Glass, Christine 21. 229 Glass. Karen 1 17. 204 Gluth. Eric 152 Godlewski. Lisa Goebel. Tara 238 Goldberg. Amy 105, 182. 236. 238. 243 Goldberg. Lori 9. 33. 70. 105, 125. 202. 204 Goldberg. Stephen 56. 110. 132. 133. 229 Golden. Karen 204 Golden. Suzanne 92, 229 Goldenberg. Amy 6. 110, 229 Golewski. Lisa 14 Goldschmidt. Jeffrey Goldsmith. Helene 101. 105. 204 Goldsmith. Mike 103 . 1 18. 238 Golubiewski. Jill 103. 182. 229 Golubiewski. Pat Mrs. 247 Gomez. Eric 97. 100. 227, 229 Gomez. Lee 115. 229. 258 Gonce. Marge Mrs. 247 Gonzales. Lisa 93. 166. 238 Gonzales. Michael 131, 147. 151. 152. 153. 173. 229 Good Days 56. 57 Gootee, Randy 229 Gordon. Andrew 238 Gordon. Carl 110, 196. 204 Gordon. Jill 275 Gordon. Steven 229 Gordon. Terri 101 Gower. Kevin 267 Gozdecki, Mark 106. 185. 196. 205 Graduation 76. 77 Graves. Jeff Mr. 34. 113. 115. 221. 247 Gray, Joseph 25. 133, 238 Gregor. Brian 229 Gresham, Jeff 1 13 Griffin. Thelma Mrs 243. 247 Grim. Elizabeth 91. 155. 157 Grim. Stephen 103, 152. 172. 238 Groff. Jennifer 90 Groneck. Gail 103. 229 Grosknovich, Kevin 229 Gross. Jonathan 93. 205 Grossman. Joel 238 Grudzinski. Mark 44. 62 Grunewald. Jay 26. 162 Gruoner. Steve 100 Gunder. Rhonda Miss Gualandi. Laura 93. 99 Gulden. Ann Mrs. 247 Gupta. Usha 111. 183. 238 Gurawitz, Susannah 104 2801 Index Gustaitis. John 92. 113 Gustat. David 97. 238 Guslat. Jeanette 63. 83. 97. 102. 105. 120 Gymnastics 170, 171 H Haas, Mr. Denise 125, 141. 168 Hack. John 97 Hackabee. Greg 93 Hackett. Beth 137. 170. 171. 218 Hackett. Susan 14. 137. 166. 238 Hager. Julie 157. 175, 205 Hahn. Andrew 133. 238 Haines. Martha 218 Haizlip. Bradley 229 Hajduch, Drew 238 Halas. Kristine 10, 13. 238 Hales. John 205 Haller, Mr. Ross 247 Halum. Raymond 75. 133. 219 Hand. Karl 229 Handlon, Kimberly 87. 205 Hansen. Heidi 219 Hansen. Lewis 162. 238 Hanus. Rob 205 Hanusin. Craig 162, 238 Hanusin. Dan 219 Haunsin, Lisa 1 15. 238 Harding. Ronald 4 Harding. Walter 205 Harle. Kelly 97. 103. 110. 199. 238 Harle. Wendy 53. 219 Harney. Maureen 97. 103, 238 Harr. Marnye 104. 227 Harrison. James 97. 133. 238 Harrison. Jamie 205 Harrison. Jennifer 89 Harrison. Ken 219 Hart. Bill 162. 238 Hart. Bob 59. 62. 64. 80. 97. 103. 106. 110. 219. 221 Hartoonian. Kevin 205 Harvoth. Mrs. Sue Hastings. Mrs. Nancy 107. 108. 143. 247 Hatala. Terri 205 Haverstock. Mr Art 243. 247. 287 Hawkins. Mrs. DeElta 247 Hawk. Robert 141. 238 Hayden. James 205. 263 Hayden. John 219. 263 Hayden. Kelly 90. 91 Hecht. Mark 100. 101. 205 Hecht, Mike Heemstra. Dean Heggi. Kevin 93. 205 Hein. John 62. 78. 205 Helms. Ann 21. 89. 101. 118. 219 Hembling. Wendy Hemingway. Larry 140. 162. 163. 219 Hemingway. Tom 141. 162. 177. 238 Hensley. Amelia Herakovich. Darcy 145. 192. 194 Hernandez. Lisa 229 Hess. Susan 103. 89. 1 10. 238 Hever. William 133. 229 Hibler. John 168. 238, 260 Hidden talents 60. 61 Hiding in class 224. 225 Higgins. Ann 97. 105. 219. 260 Higgins. John 140. 141. 229. 260 Higgins. Shiela 26. 89. 103. 111. 236. 238. 239. 160 Hill. Christian 46. 205 Hirsch. Matt 168. 219 Hirsch. Tracy 80 Hittle. Kimberly 125. 147. 173. 219 Hittle. Patricia 16. 147. 182. 288 Hoch. Chris 100 Hock. John 238 Hodges. Lisa 82. 130. 205. 206. 256 Hoekema. Robbie Hoffman. Michael 135 Hoiseth. Mark Holler. David 229 Hollingsworth. Marilee 95 Holmberg. Mr. Richard 84. 100. 247 Holzhall. John 205 Homecoming 10. II. 12. 13. 14. 15 Homeyer. Laura 257 Hoole. Robert Hoolehan. Phil Hooper, Doug 168. 265 Hope. Christine 238 Hope, Daniel Horlick. Mrs. Lil 86. 247 Horn. Mrs. Linda 247 Horowitz. Wendy 103. 238 Houser. Greg 79. 141. 152. 238 Horvat. Joan 89. 90. 93 Horvat. Joy 92. 93 Horvath. Mrs. Marva Howarth. Evelyn 142. 166. 205 Howerton. Sherri 229 Huckaby. Brett 238 Hudson. John 268 Hulett, Robert 100. 176. 205 Hulsey. Steve 205 Hunt. Mr Dick 159. 165. 166 Hunter. Beverly Hurley. Daniel 55. 205 Hurubean. John 205 Hurubean, Leslie 43. 229 Hutchings. Rick 73. 1 17. 205 Hutchings. Thomas 51. 238 Huttle. Patricia 238 Hybiak. Kimberly 95. 229 Hynes. Allison Hyre Electric 263 Organization is the key. While trying to organize the cheerleading tryouts, senior Sue Wojcik hands out some of the remaining numbers to cheerlead- ing candidates. Index 1281 Great expectations. Tiredly awaiting his time, freshman Tom Lang hopes to have qualified for State. I Ignas. Chris 133. 229 Impact Travel 259 Ingles. Lisa 238 Ingram. Kim 229 Intramurals 174. 175. 176, 177 Irk. Jonathon 66. 96. 97. 229 Irk. Michael 229. 238 J Jablon, Erica 238 Jauregui. Patricia 105. 206 Jacezko. John Jaceczko. Paul 238 Jacobo. Melissa 84. 103. 236. 238. 240 Jacobo. Michelle 56. 103. 182. 229 Jackson. John 229 Jancosek. Cheryl 229 Jancosek. Gayle 238 Janott. Jill 87 Jansen. Dana 238 Janusonis. Laura 182. 227. 229. 232 Jarczyk. Laura 90. 220 Jarrett. Blake 141. 238 Jarrett. Lori 220 Jarzombek. Susan 206 Jasinski. Jill 220 Jen. Anne Marie 97. 238 Jeneske. Michelle 219. 220 Jeneske. Mike 185. 205. 206 Jepsen, Mr. Jon Jepsen. Jon 130. 140. 229. 247 Jerich. Jodi 85. 103. 182. 229 Jerkins. Jeff 206 Jewett. Shelly 105. 229 John s Restaurant 269 Johnson. Mrs. Barbara 247 Johnson, Brian 1. 220 Johnson. Christine 102. 104. 145. 229 Johnson. Mrs. Doris 247 Johnson. Jean Johnson. Julie 220. 275 Johnson. Kim 238 Johnson. Laura Johnson. Mark 141. 238 Johnson. Rebecca 201, 206 Johnson. Stephanie 144, 145. 206 Jones. John 220 Jones. Fred 277 Jones. Laura 36. 206 Jones. Michele 238 Joseph. Mrs. Cheryl 9. 86. 201. 247 Jostes. Trisha 229 Junior CEC 216. 217 Junk Food 26. 27 Jurgenson. Curtis 230. 231. 239 K Kaegebein. Jeff 230 Kaegebein. Rebecca 230 Kain, Greg 230 Kaine. Anna 230 Kalnins. Mara 230 Kaluf. Kent 207. 267 Kambiss. Michelle 20. 91. 103. 230 Kambiss. Scott 111. 220 Kamradt. Janel 220 Kanic. Anna 207. 1 17. 278 Kapers. Scott 220 Kapp. Jeffrey 141. 238. 162 Kapp. Mary K. 220 Karras. Damon 141. 238 Karras. Louis 126. 141. 220. 269 Karras. Tom 238. 141 Karulski. Brian 220 Karulski. Dan 1 12 Kaster. Joseph 185. 220 Katona. David 220 Katris. Barbara 220 Katz. Jessica 97. 1 14, 238 Kazmer. Brian 162. 207 Kazmer. Scott 41. 93. 230 Keckich, Dana 220 Keen. Kristin 103. 238 Keil. Christina 103. 207. 120. 147 Keil. Mr Martin 250 Keilman. Chari 230 Kellams, Brian 220 Keilams. Dennise Kellams. Kristin 238 Kellams. Laura 238 Kellams. Mary 1 17. 207 Kelleher. Kristy 230 Kender. David 162. 238 Kender. Debbie 86. 100. 101. 125. 146. 147. 207 Kennedy. Carol 207 Kennedy. Kimberly 103. 230 Kenyon. Chris 195. 230 Kenyon. David 238 Kernaghan. Mr. Don 247 Kiernan. Jeff 106. 107. 205. 207 Kiernan. Joan 102. 104. 114. 146. 147. 230 Keyes. Kathryn 238 Kieft, Julianna 17. 220 Kieft. Joell 238 Kieltyka. Jerry 207 Kim. Susana 102. 207 Kim. Caroline 230 King. Mr Jack 83. 146. 162. 248 Kisel. Janice 238 Kisel. Jim 140. 141. 220 Kiser. Sharon 230 Kincaid. Christine 97. 102. 238 Kish. Debbie 6, 101. 230 Kish. Nanette 11. 13. 26. 100. 120. 207 Kish. Robert 240, 270 Klawitter, Janice 62. 96. 97. 111. 230 Kmieck. Carol 207 Knight. Lisa 230 Knight. Mike 144. 220. 225. 276 Knicker. Kelly 240 Knish. Mr David 125.128. 160. 161. 162. 163. 248 Knutson. Colleen 126. 166. 167. 207 Knutson. Mike 220 Knutson. Pat 220 Kobus. Lori 89. 103. 115. 240 Kocal. Kimberly 91. 101. 227, 230. 157 Kocal. Teddy 240 Kock. Laura 230 Kowster Insurance 267 Koetteritz. Mike 103. 220 Kogler. John 240 Kolisz. Ricky 240 Kolodiej. Florence 117 Kolodiej. Kathleen 109. 207 Komyatte. Kristin 91. 240, 170, 171 Kook. Cannon 230 Kopas. Jenny 230 Kopenec. Cynthia 89, 111. 240 Korellis. Jackie 103. 230 Kornelik, Michelle 266 Korulski. Daniel 207 Korycki, Denise 240 Kotfer. Ron 220. 1 15. 256 Kotso. Mike 179. 207. 182 Kott. Marcelle 32. 182. 230 Kott. Nicole 32. 108. 109. 120. 182. 273. 207 Kottaras. Mary 103, 230 Kounelis. George 230 Kovadich. Diane 230 Krajnik. Michelle 103. 110. 240 Krawczyk. James 65. 97. 100. 216. 220 Krevitz. Audrey 103. 220 Kristoff. Amy 47, 207 Kritzer. James 52. 230 Krumrei. Carl 140. 230 Krumrei. Sharon 207 Kucer. Jeff 162. 230 Kudele. Laurie 170. 240 Kudele. Tom 140, 176 Kuklinski. Karen 72. 100. 101. 147. 207. 220 Kusek. Dawn 89. 97. 105. 220 Kushnak. B rian 162. 173. 220 Kusiak. Anthony 176. 220 Kut Above 259 Kutka. Julie 103. 155. 157. 230 Kwasney. Karen 220 L Labeots. Patricia 97. 1 15. 240 Labowitz. Abbie 101. 240. 276 Lake Pharmacy 275 Lambert. Andy 140. 141. 230 Lambert. Mr. Donald 84. 175. 250. 120 Lamott. Amy 103. 240 Lamski. Dave 174. 176. 206. 209 Landay, Richard 241 Lane. Kevin 287 Lane. Sean Landsly. Karyn 1 15. 220 Lang. Mr. Paul 251 Lang. Marcy 101. 230 Lang. Thomas 141. 152. 241 Langerdorff. Peter Langer. Allison 209 Langer. Christopher 220 Langer. Kevin 209 Langford. Sandy 230 Lanman, David 230 Lantz. Penelope 241 Laroche. Chris 220 Larson. Kevin 93. 220. 270 Larson. Renee 90. 220. 287 Lasky. Kevin 141. 241. 275 Lasky. Suzanne 108. 109. 209. 275 Lawson. Carie 241 Lawson. Missy 230 Layer. Lisa 103. 111. 241 Leadership 82. 83 Leask. Thomas 230 Lecas. Cathy 220 Lee. Dean 241 Lee. Edmond 230 Lee, Michael 230 Leeney. Kathleen 239 Leeney. Mike 239 Lem. Holly 109 Lemon. Mrs. Linda 62. 65. 96. 248 Lennertz. Amy 72. 220. 276 Lennertz. Chris 220 Lennertz. Kim 241 Leonard. Joellen 241 Lerner. David 220. 1 12 Lesniak, Rachel 230 Lettermen (women) Thespians NHS Uuil! and Scroll 120. 121 Levan. James 230 Levin. David 152. 241 Levin. Lisa 91. 209 Lewis. Mr Kent 116. 148. 126. 168 Liakopolous. Maria 104. 235 Lieser. Jay 220 Liming. James 209 Lindell. Roslyn 220 Linnane. Jeff 209 Little. Kerry 241 Lively. Ronald 24 2821 Index Livovich. Mr Michael 250 Lobonc. Tom Long. Marie 220 Longson. Craig Loomis. Ricky 230 Lorentzen. Mitzi 57. 209 Lorenz. Scott 220 Lorenzi. Gregory 230 Lorenzi. Mark 17, 220 Loudermilk. Lori 220 Loudermilk. Robin 243 Luberda. Bonnie 267 Luberda. Brian 1. 117. 202. 209 Ludders. Karyn Luksich. Eric 230 Luksich. Greg 162 Lums 275 Lusk. Laura 220 Lutz. Lisa 17. 91. 230 Ly Tung Thom M Maas. Andy Macenski. Chris 209 Macenski. Mark 230 Mager, Kelly 241 Mager, Kristine 93. 1 19. 209 Magrames. Debbie 230 Magrames. Susie 220 Mahala. Kenneth 141. 162. 241 Mahler. Terri 11. 13. 209 Malek, George 43. 209 Malinski. David 38. 140. 220 Malinski. Paula 45. 154. 155. 45 Malloy. Beth 209 Maloney. Timothy 93. 109. 230. 261 Maniotes. Dionne 27, ,88. 89. 1 15. 209 Mann. Kevin 140, 141. 230 Mannion. Chrisanne 76. 94. 209 Manous. Georgia 220 Manous. Perry 140. 162. 230 Mansuetto. Andy 230 Mansueto. Lisa 131. 147. 166. 241 Manzano. Paul 241 Marcinek. Lynne 144. 144. 220 Marcus Auto 265 Maria ' s Hallmark 258 Marich. Mirko 230 Markovich. Catherine 97. 105. 182. 241 Markovich. Joseph 34. 220. 209 Markovich. Karen 90. 91. 223 Maroc, Susan 209 Maroney. Lee 209 Marsh, Mr Leroy 3. 130. 138. 141 Marshak. Mr. John 34. 251 Martin. Scott 12. 46. 76. 77. 79. 106. 107. 110, 119. 209 Martinovich. Zoran 209 Marusczak. Doug 274 Marusczak. Marilyn 274 Marusczak. Mike 274 Maruszczak Piano Organ 274 Mary Kay Cosmetics 262 Masepohl. Holly 241 Mason. Michelle 241 Mason, Roseanne 74. 78. 157. 220 Matasovsky. Dale 230 Mateja. Timothy 162. 230 Math Team 112. 113 Mathews. Cheron 209 Mathews. Eric 230 Matthews. Karen 92. 209 Maul. David 12. 101. 209 May. Carole 92. 241 May. Marcia 230 Mazur. Jennifer 241 Mazur. Joe 209 Mazur. Julie 223 McCain. David 111. 241 McClaughry. Mr Richard 251 McCormack. Erin 157. 241 McCormak. Jim 12. 72. 100. 101. 209 McCormick. David 223 McCune. Eugene 112, 241 McCune. Kristina 9. 223 McDonough. Debbie 102. 112. 241 McGregor. Scott 65. 104. 230 McKee. Phillip 241 McKinney. Collin 241 McKinney. Lisa 223 McLoughlin. Todd 223 McMahon. Kristin 115. 209 McNair. Heidi 137. 215 McNair, Thad 70. 141. 241 McNamara. Karen 80. 109. 209. 256 McNurlan. Jeff 113. 223 Meager. Amy 230 Mears, Kelly 223 Medlin. Dawn 230 Medlin, Kathy 241 Megremis. Georgia 170. 233 Megremis. Margo 23. 209 Megremis. Spiro 141, 168. 241 Mehalso. David Mehta. Sanjay 233 Meier, Nick 100. 140. 141. 233 Melby. Barbara 1 14. 223 Melby. Bob 100. 105. 168. 223 Melby. Laura 102 Mellon. Betsy 97. 115. 241 Melvin. Jeff 233 Mendoza. Mari 223 Mercantile National Bank 261 Merrick. Tom 152. 241 Merritt. Randy 233 Merritt. Tammy 209 Merritt. Tim Meseberg. Keith 209 Meseberg, Kevin 209, 210 Metz. Chrissy 233. 276 Metz. Sharon 233 Meyer. Mrs. Helga Meyer. Michael 100. 140. 223 Meyer. Dawn 91. 114. 233 Meyer Brothers 278 Meyer. Mark 278 Meyer. Jeff 278 Meyers. Missie 241 Mican. Lynn 233 Micenko. Beth 30. 210 Michaels. Dawn 95. 1 14. 223 Michalak. Anissa 233 Michel. Jane 210 Michel. Susan 223 Mickel. William 241 Mid term grads 212. 213 Miga. Jennifer 241 Miga. Kristine 233 Mikalian, Mary 120. 210 Mikrut. Steven 152. 233 Mikus. Debbie 233 Milan, Lynn 105. 114 Military. Michelle 103. 233 Miller. Andrew 93. 141. 241 Miller. Ann 147. 233 Miller. Mr Chris 143 Miller. Kelly 210 Miller. Leonard 130. 162. 233 Miller. Mike 223 Miller. Sally 89. 91. 124. 157. 233 Milne. Timothy 241 Min. Michael 100. 101. 210 Atiner Dunn 268 Mintier. Teresa 241 Mintz. Andy 90. 151. 152. 223. 262 Mintz. Gary 97. 241 Misch. James 233. 241 Misch. Jarett 241 Misch. John 152. 233 Mitchell. Lisa 233 Mitrakis. Andrew 233 Moehl. Lynn 241 Mohivadin. Ilyas 233 Molinaro. Frank 6. 55. 140. 141. 210 Molone. Betsy 105 Monak. Diana 103. 147. 241 Money problems 20. 21 Montes. Lisa 17. 223 Moore. Gregory 141. 241 Moore. Jeff 210 Moore. Kelly 210 Morford. Darin 233 Morgan. Margaret 91. 105. 233 Morgan. Maureen 113. 147. 162. 172. 158. 223 Morris. Hal 122. 132. 133. 160. 161. 210 Morrow. Bryan 233 Moser. Melissa 241 Moser, Pamela 241 Moskovitz. Michele 111. 241. 274 Moss. John 29. 210. 267 Mott. Christine 20. 192. 223 Mucha. Nancy 210 Mueller. Tammy 241 Mueller. Tim 1 12. 223 Mullenix. Laura 233 Muller. Brian 103. 112. 210 Muller. Ron 233 Munster Lumber 262 Munster Optical 262 Murad. Cheryl 101 Murad. Sherrill 233 Murakowski. Bill 138. 141. 210 Murillo. Herb 40. 210. 286 Murillo. Roland 17. 128. 133. 223 Muskin. Paula 106. 156. 157. 211 Muta. Jennifer 183. 241 Music Lab 271 Musical 68. 69. 210 Musselman. Mr. Ed 132. 133. 185 Mybeck, John 141. 162. 241 Mybeck. Mr John 251 Myers. Kevin 74. 211 Myers. Stephen 233 N Nagdemans 273 Nagle. Dana 21 1 Nagy. Susan 105. 120. 211 Nakamura. Takashi 102 Nash. Kelli 21 1 National Honor Society National Merit Finalists NCA Evaluation 48. 49 Neely. Brad 140 Nelson. Amy 136. 137. 166. 223 Nelson. Julie Nielson. Micheal Niksic. Mike Mr Nimmer. Donald Nisevich. Micheal 101. 211 Nisiewicz. George Noe, Shannon 41. 106. 21 1 Non-School Organizations 118. 119 Norman. Richard 133. 223 Novak. Charles Novak. Michelle 70. 91. 101. 104. 157 Nowacki. Vicki 223 Nowak. Julie 117. 211 Nowak. Lenny 141 o Oberc. Steven 89. 92. 133. 241 Oberlander. David 1 10. 133. 223 Ober lander, Mark 59. 110. 241 Obuch. Catherine 241 Obuch. Valerie 223 Ochstein. Abraham 271 Ochstein. Tammy 1 1 1. 114. 233. 271 O Donnell. Debbie 90. 147. 223. 273. 287 Office Education Association 116. 117 Oi. Linda 25. 241 Olah. Allison 74. 117. 211 Olah. Rich Olds. Jenny 116. 117. 120. 21 1 Olio. Susan 21 1 Olson. Amy 157. 216. 241 Opacic. Sonja 257 Opperman. Dale Orchestra Organizations Division Orlandi. Beth 70. 1 16. 1 17. 1 19. 21 1 Orlich. Janet 241 Orlich, Karen 22. 37. 79. 72. 1 17. 21 1. 208. 239 Osgerby. Ginger 170. 241 Ostopwicz. Mr. Don 33 Ostrowski. Jacqueline 223 Osterman. Robert 93. 94. 1 12. 223. 255 Ostrowski. John 241 Outdoors Club 114. 115 Out of School Organizations Owen. John 140. 162. 223. 259 P Pa bon. Joseph Pack. Kelli 223 Page. Suzi 90. 227. 1 10 Pajor. Kevin Palmer. Jim 241. 260 Palmer. Kim 147. 241. 260 Panares, Brenna 241 Panfil. Mike Papadatos, Tom 21 1 Paragon 108. 109 Pardell. Julianne 103. 111. 241 Pardell. Kristin 71. 101. 212 Paris. Angela 90. 1 15. 242 Paris. Steve 140. 141. 162 Parker. Kathy 101. 212 Passalacqua. Robert 223 Passales. Mike Passing Notes 242. 243 Pastar. Johnny 223 Patel. Tushar 92. 111. 242 Patrons 278. 279 Pavelka. Elizabeth 104 Pavelka. Jeffrey 141, 242 Pavicevich. Milos 102. 242 Pavich. Caroline Pavich. William 242 Pavlovich. Lisa 89. 90. 104 Pavlovich. Marty 223 Pavol. Sheila 89. 103. 110. 147. 242 Pavol. Sherri 33. 128. 165. 166. 212, 219 Pawlowski. Dana 108. 109. 212 Pawlowski. Julius 146. 212 Payne. Curt Pazera. Brian Pear. Laura Peacher. Christine 72. 236. 242 Pennington. Lisa 1 15. 212 Peoples Division 198. 199 Pep Club Personality Divisions Peters. Tim 24. 31. 223 Petersen. Jonathan 111. 113, 223 Peterson. Diane 106. 212. 288 Peterson. John 62. 242 Petrovich. Andrea 170. 242 Petrashevich. Sandra Petruch. Kelly 212 Pfister. Cathy 38. 65. 77. 73. 84. 90. 91. 97. 100. 110. 137. 170. 201. 212 Pfister. Karen 1 13. 216. 223 Long stretch. In order to avoid a cramp, freshman Su- sie Hackett does some warm- up exercises before partici- pating in a long distance run. Pfister. Kurt Phipps. Paul 117. 212 Pierce. Angela 242 Pietrzak. Jerry Pietrzak. Sherri 92. 94. 95. 104. 223 Pinnamaheni. Suman 242 Piskula. Robert 223 Pitts. Christopher 223 Pitts. Michele 90. 91. 103. 233 Plaskett. Danny 223 Pleasant View Dairy 267 Plesha. Jeff 82. 108. 109. 120. 212. 266 Plesha. Kim 4. 223 Plesha Realty 266 Pluard. Karen 157. 223 Polis. Debbie Polis. Sandy 212 Pollingue. Mr. George 216 Polyak. Darlene Polyak. Ron 34. 120. 134. 135. 212 Pool. Cheryl 104. 112. 242 Pool. Michelle 91. 112. 223 Popiela. Darlene 212 Popinic. Susan 97 Porth. Bruce 223 Porth. Susan Potasnik. Patty 73. 223 Powder Puff 142. 143 Powell. Eric 141. 162. 242 Powell. Linda 100. 10 1. 212 Don Powers 265 Powley. Mary Beth 223 Pramuk. Desiree 213 Pranksters 220. 221 Premetz. Mrs. Pat 248 Preslin. Christopher 242 Preston. Dr. Jack 250 Pride Committee 88. 89 Prieboy, Robert 36. 73. 168. 223 Prom 72. 73. 74. 75 Proodfoot. Mathew 93. 1 12. 233 Przybyl. Shannyn 112. 242 Przybyla. Kathleen 29. 102. 223. 267. 271 Przybysz. Terry 223 Przybysz. George Psaros. Greg 233 Psaros. Linda 205. 213 Pudlo. Deida 223 Pudlo. Jeanne 223 Pudlo. Mary 223 Pudlo. Raymond Jr. Puls. Chris 233 Pupillo. Jerry 10. 113. 168. 169. 242. 243. 272 Q Quasney. Jeff Quill and Scroll Qualkinbush. Kimberly R Rakos. Amy 1 15. 223 Rakos, Paul 242 Ramakrishnan. Sheila 104. 120. 182. 213 Ramirez. Barbara 233 Ramirez. Chris 213 Ramirez. Micheal 12.82. 100. 101. 138. 176. 140. 213 Rapin. Frank F 257 Rau. Edward 223. 159 Reck. David 242 Reddel. Susan 101. 223 Reed. Dwight 12. 135. 213 Reed, Kenneth 233 Reed. Ronald 162. 242 Regelman. Martha 223 Regeski. Geralynn 16. 223 Regnier. Jill 72. 101. 146. 213. 265 Reister. Kenneth 233 Renfroe. Cynthia 242 Renfroe. Dana 242 Resetar. Bill 106. 130. 135. 162. 223 Ribordy Drugs 265 Richards. Tracy 57. 103. 242 Richwine. Cynthia 104. 242 Richwine. Jennifer 90, 101. 104. 233 Richualski. Barbara 267 Riebe. Bill 162. 233 Riebe Michelle 95. 242 Riemerts. Amy 101. 223 Rigg. Jill 2 42. 274 Rippey. Margaret 233 Risden. Timmy 233 Robbins. Brett 8. 17. 135. 148. 233 Robbins. Michelle 57. 233 Robbins. Scott 109. 120. 151. 153. 223 Robertson. Marshall 223 Robinson. Dan 213 Robinson. Liz 208. 256 Robinson. Wendy 233 Rodriguez. Christopher 213 Rodriguez. Lisa 157. 172. 213 Index _283 Rogan. Tim 233 Rogers. Chuck 52. 223 Roh. Steven 233 Romar. Shari 105. 233 Root Photography 264 Roper. Michelle 140. 223 Roper. Mike 242 Rosales. Nureya 233 Rosenfeldt. Virginia 223 Rossa. David 242 Rosser. Peter 223 Rossin. Bridgett 108. 223 Rothe. Dana 95. 233 Rouse. Jennifer 104. 234 Rovai. Dawn 103. 242 Rovai. Mrs. Maryann Rovai. Mick 223 Rovai. Robert 131. 234 Rozmanich. David 234 Rubino. Julie 90. 91. 102. 105. 1 15. 234 Rudakas. Karen 127, 213 Rueth. Rachel 92. 97. 104. 105. 113. 234 Runberg, Chris Rzonca. Michael 140. 141. 234 s Sabina. Laura 166. 167 Saklaczynski. Michele 90. 91. 115. 234 Saksa. Dave 213 Samels. Jeffrey Samels. Jill 84. 90. 224 Sanders. David Sanek. Lawrence Sannito. Chris 1 14. 242 Sannito. Pat 24. 213 Sandoak Office Plaza 279 Santare. Melanie 80. 206. 213. 273 Savage. Cort 120. 262 Sbalchiero. Julie 213 Schaffner. Beth 217. 224 Schatz. Randi 62. 102. 103. 234. 271 Scheffer. Mrs. Linda 90. 248 Scheive. Phyllis 242 Scheurmann. Christin 224 Schmidt. Niel 35. 213 Schoenberg, Steve 140 Scholl. Mary 224 School Spirit 8. 9 Schreiner. James 100. 162 Schreiner. Mr. Paul 102. 248 Schroer. Lisa 127. 167. 182 Schweitzer. Laura 242 Schwartz. Margo 242 Schwartzman. Eugene Scott. Cameron 242 Scott. Christopher 242 Scott. Susan 242 Scuba Club 114. 115 Sears. William 242 Sebring. Emily 224 Seefurth. Susan 79. 100. 101. 213 Seehausen. Cynthia 234 Seehausen. Sherri 224 Sekhar. Sashi 113. 234 Selby. Pamela 155. 156, 157. 213 Senior DEC 200. 201 Serletic. Laura 90. 242 Serrano. Michael Sevetic. Ronald 120 Sfouris. Gus Shaeffer. Laura Sharkey. Karen 117. 213 Shaw. Sally 102. 105. 224 Shearer. Carrie 213 Sheehy. Katie 102. 112. 115. 242 Sheehy. Michael 106, 135. 168. 213 Shegich. Christopher 242 Sherman. Holly 47. 53. 91. 151. 234 Shetty Mahesh 213 Sidor. Anita 234 Shimala. David 234 Shimala. Matalie 17. 18, 59. 106. 120. 213 Shinkan. George 3. 101. 140. 213 Shinkan. Mr Bob 125. 159. 199. 248 Shoemaker. Charles 102, 242 Shoup. Rachele 242 Shutan. Gary 162. 242 Shutan. Gregg 162. 242 Shutka. Donda 213 Siavelis, James 59. 93. 106. 109. 120. 213 Siavelis Mary 90. 234 Sickles. Jayme 57. 234 Sickles. Todd 267. 271 Sideris. Spird 242 Siegel. Laura 63. 67. 120. 213 Simeoni. Serbo 22. 96. 152. 213 Simko. Mike 168. 242 Spikowsky. Dan 26. 213 Sipple. Patrick 242 Sironnis. Dan 19. 224 Sizzler 261 Skertich. lim 224 Skurka. Karen 242 Slivka. John 168. 242 Sliuka. Mark 210. 213 Slonaker, Harvey 111, 224. 261 Smallman. Mrs. Mancy 251 Smick, James 24. 242 Smiley. Anne 116, 213 Smiley. Michael 162. 242 Smisek. Lisa 97, 103, 242 Smith. Kathy Smith. Melanie 166. 242 Smith. Randy 213. 214 Smith. Tamara 242 Smith. Tammy 97. 104. 166. 224 Smogolecki. Mary 101. 104. 1 14. 234 Smyth. Mike Snow, Jim 224 Snow. Liz 224 Soccer 186. 187 Soderquist. Deborah 89. 103. Ill, 242 Solam. Joseph E. 152. 242 Somenzi, Bill 214 Somenzi. Cathy 82. 157. 170. 234 Sonner. Mary Sophomores Sophomores as varsity athletes 234. 235 Sophomore CEC 226. 227 Sorak. Daniel Sorak. Lillian 234. 242 Soukup. Kenneth 92. 242 Soukup. Pamela 224 Spangler. Mr. Dennis 248 Speech Debate 110. Ill Speranza. Lara 26. 206. 214. 256 Spinosa. Dorren 224 Spoerner, Alan Sports 2000 271 Sports Division 122. 123 Sports on your own 192. 193. 194. 195. 1%. 197 Spring Play 64. 65 Spudville. Joe 224 S S Products 272 Stark. Mary 270 Stevenson. Dan 25. 54. 100. 101. 120. 138. 214 Stewart. Sherra 103, 224 Stewart. Tricia St. Michaels (Jkranian Hall 278 Stodola. Mike 195. 224 Stojkovich. Helen Stiglich. Mick 244 Stone. Mr. Jim 248 Stone. Richard 244 Stoner. Floyd 244 Strange. Debbie 234 Strudas. Jeanne 244 Struss. Nick 38. 234. 235 Student Government 88. 89 Student Life Division Studio 10. 130, 277 Study Hall Blues 228. 229 St Leger. Valerie 242 Stafford. Paul 42 Steffy. Richard 92. 112. 113. 224 Steorts. Dianne 117, 118. 214 Stern. Avi 93. 112. 113. 224 Stern. Michael 98. 242 Stevens. Danielle 15. 244 Stevens. Doug 60. 61. 214 Stevens. Mancy Stevens. Tara 11. 13. 224 Sublett. Kathy 1 15. 166. 234 Such. Peter 224 Summers. Karen Surufka. Mark 244 Svetic. Ron 97. 214 Swart. Wayne Jr. 244 Sweeny. Lynn 97. 244 Szakacs. Laura 101. 127. 151. 234 Szala. David 99. 234 Szuch. Ricky 234 Li ve, love and laugh. Despite being in the confines of school, senior Julie Sbalchiero finds it easy to laugh it up during German class. 2841 Index T Tafel. Gwendolyn 234 Tafel. Mary Beth 102. 244 Taillon. Debbie 214. 1 14 Taillon. Edward 244 Takles. Angie 244 Takles. Deno 234 Tangerman. Rick 214 Tangerman. Troy 214. 244 Tavitas. Laura II. 126. 137. 224 Taylor. Tad 234 Teachers 33 Team Managers 130. 131 Telephonitis 30. 31 Teller. Jennifer 244 Teller. Joe 205. 214 Tennant. Mr John 49. 250 Terranova. Roberta 234 Tester. Daniel 244 Tester. Mark 140, 214 Test Hassles 50. 51 Tharp. Daniel 141. 244 Thomas. Amy 166. 234 Thomas. Mr James 4. 39. 248 Thomas. Jeffrey 21. 151. 152. 173. 214 Thomason. Missy 244 Thornes. Ralph 214. 254 Thompson. Julie 97. 224. 1 10 Thompson. Rebecca 89. 102. 105. 110. 224 Thorton. Ms. Carmi 48. 130. 146. 147. 175. 182. 183 Thrill of victory agony of defeat 124. 125 Tilles Furniture 274 Tippet. Mrs Marlis Tobin. John 234. 275 Tobin. Patricia 244 Tosiou. Alex 234 Tosiou, Sonia 170. 214 Toth. Jennifer 98. 244 Toth. Rick 274 Trapone. Florence 274 Travis. Matthew 168, 234 Trembley. Matthew 96. 224 Trgovicich. Bernard 214 Trgovcich. Joanne 62. 166. 234 Trikich. Danny 38. 224 Trilli, Lisa II. 18. 54. 88. 90. 170. 216. 224 Trippel. Fred 141. 244 Trippel. Nancy 101. 224. 1 14 Trying out 84. 85 Tsakopoulous. Angela 234 Tsakopoulos. Dina 234 Tsakopoulous. Georgia 11, 224 Tsakopoulos. Mary 224 Tsiakopoulos. John 214 Tsoutsouris. Mrs. Charlene Tucker. Jeff 11. 13. 14. 85. 161. 162 Tutors and aides 86. 87 Tv. on tv. etc. 232. 233 Tyrrell. Bradley 93. 1 19. 152. 234 Tyrrell. Kevin a Oilman. Mr. Don 248 Underwood. Dr Wallace 251 Uram. Jennifer 221. 224 Grbanski. David 138, 140. 234 Urbanski. Matt 26. 151. 152. 214 Uram. Dale 244 Uzis. Dan 278 V Vale. Randy 140. 214. 215 Vale. Suzette 234 Vanderhoek. Michele 244 Vandundy. Jodette 244 Vandorman. Wade 244 Vanes. Vanessa 224 Van Gundy. Jerrilyn 234 Vas Quez. Mike 93. 234 Van Senus. Jim 151. 152. 224. 277 Van Senus Auto Parts 277 Van Senus. Laura 103. 157 Vanzyl, Mrs. Dorothy 248 Vargo. Debbie 216. 224 Vargo. Donna 38 Vasquez. Mike 234 Verploeg. Mark 244 Viellieu. Brigitte 244 Viera. Belinda 259 Vlasich. Linda 214. 109 Vlasich. Nick 1 19. 234 Volk. Jeff 100. 141. 234 Volkman, Laura 234 Volleyball 146. 147 Vranesevich. Anthony 141, 244 I Vranich. Mark 234 Vrlick. Cindy 234 Vumore T V 270 w Wachel. Deanne 52. 88. 104. 105. 234 Wadsworth. Aaron 1 Waisnora. Paul 234 Wait. Robert Walczak. Kenneth 234 Walker. Aleen 27. 34. 90. 91. 234 Walker. Damon 224 Walker. Joseph 224 Walker. Kim 91. 157. 234 Walker. Kris Wall. Darla 52. 245 Wall. John 214 Walsh. Todd 239. 245 Walter. Andrew 234 Wambsganss. Scott 245 Wards 255 Ware. Ron 177. 194. 224 Wasilak. John 234 Wasilak. Stephanie 245 Watson. Don 234 Watson. Kim 214. 259. 262 Watson. Mike 140. 141. 222 Watson. Patty 144. 145. 224 Webber. Mike 224 Webber. Rick 214 Wendel. Mr. Robert 13 Weekends were made for . . 78, 79. 80. 81 Wein. Paul 245 Weiner. Sharon 214 Weiss. Mrs. Jody 236 Weiss. Mrs. Marsha Welch. Brian 224 Welsh. Kevin 214 Wenner. Allison 234 Wenner. Deborah 105. 224 Werra. Donna 214. 117 Werth. Eric 245 Westerfield. Mark 141. 224 Westerfield. Mike 224 White. Adam 245 White. Dave 234 White. Tom 214 Whitely. Mr. Tom 144. 145 Whitlow. Andrea 245 Whitted. Tom Why join a sport? 128. 129 Wiesner. Sherri 245 Wiger. Dianne 214 Wiley. Kim 234 Wilkinson. Brian 224 William Golas Inc.. 256 Williams. Kim 245 Williams. Todd 122. 124. 168. 169. 245 Williams. Todd 234 Willman Standard 267 Wilson. Joi 108. 109. 214. 259. 273 Wilson. Sue 104. 105. 235 Winkler. Lisa 90. 115. 245. 260 Winter Spirit Week 54. 55 Wiscinski. Jackie 61. 234 Wisniewski. Mrs. Annette Wisniewski. Dawn 245 Wisniew ski. Jennifer 245 Witecha. Carole 101. 216 Witham. Jeff 152. 153. 235. 277 Wikowski. John 1 12 Witmer. Jackie 97. 120. 201. 214 Witmer. Thomas 104. 135. 245 Wojcik. Kathy 88. 89. 102. 104. 108. 147. 235 Wojcik. Sue 90. 102. 104. 120. 143. 201. 214. 273. 287 Wojtowich. Robert 245 Wolf. 140. 214. 221 Wolf. James 45. 214 Wolf. Scott Wolfe. Mike 141. 235 Woods. Pam 95. 235 Woodworth. Diane 235 Working Careers 18. 19 Wrestling 168. 169 Wroblewski. Mr Steve 126. 141 Wrona. Dawn 77. 166 Y Yang. James 12. 76. 77. 135. 214 Yang. Joe II. 140. 141 Yang. Nancy 10. 97. 104. 105. 145. 235 Yates. John 245 Yates. Mike 12. 215 Yekel. Bridget 10. 27. 90. 94. 95. 235 Yekel. Steve 1 1 Yerkes. Mr Jack 54. 216. 249 Yerkes. Jill 245. 89. 103. 245 Yonover. Brad 10. 62. 97. 1 10. 235, 268 Yorke. Mrs. Mary 37. 249 Yosick. Liz 12. 85. 215 z Zabrecky. Gregory 162. 245 Zahorsky. Dan I I. 265 Zajac. Jim 12. 55. 83. 125. 146. 161. 162. 163. 215 Zalkowski. Russell 245 Zando. Lorrie 10. 235 Zatorski. Karen 1 1 Zaun. Kevin 111. 152. 245 Zawada. Dave 12. 120. 215 " Zawada. Jeff 10. 235 Zawada. Renee 245 Zehme. Brian 245 Zehme. Kevin 1 1 Zemaitis. Bill 12. 14. 67. 97. 1 10. 1 16. 117. 215 Zemaitis. Robert 10. 235 Zeman. Jessica 1 1 . 50 Zembala. Mrs. Susan 137 Ziants. Christina 97. 103. 245 Ziants. Tim 1 1. 50 Zimmerman. Becky 117 Zondor. Linda 10. 13. 102. 235 Zondor. Natalie 104 Zubay. Jim 1 1 Zucker. Angela 1 1. 90. 93. 104. 118. 1 19 Zucker. Lisa 104. 1 18. 245 Zudock. Jeff 12. 100. 101. 120. 140. 201. 215 Zucock. Thomas 115. 141. 245 Zudock. Mrs. Violet 249 Zurad. Reggie 12. 15. 18. 19. 30. 31. 33. 120. 182. 183. 201. 215. 275 Zurad. Robert S. 275 Zurad. Ruth 33. 103. 166. 170. 236. 245 Zygmunt. Kristin 12. 100. 101, 215 Zygmunt. Tony 12. 96. 120, 192. 215 Colophon The 1983 PARAGON was produced through the hard work of its 18 member staff. The theme, " Caution: this can be catchy, " was chosen in order to shine a light on the norms of high school life. After each of the seven deadlines, completed pages were mailed to Montgomery, Alabama where Herff Jones Yearbooks printed 1,000 copies of Volume 18, using offset lithography. The vista lithographed cover is an original four color staff design with 50% black background and ultra red 0101 rule line and type. The cover used 160 pt. Binders Board and was Smythe sewn, rounded and backed. Within the cover 288 pages of 80 lb. Bordeaux was used, with 30 and 70% black end sheets. All opening, division, and closing type is 12 pt. Korinna. The remaining body consists of 10 pt. Korinna, while captions are 8 pt. Korinna with bold lead ins. 1 8 and 1 0 pt. Korinna was used for the folios and the index was printed in 6 pt. Korinna type. Throughout the book, headlines type varied with the sec- tion. The styles included: Activities: Formatt Avante Garde Gothic F.xtra Light with 18 pt. Korinna extra bold subheads; Academics: 24 and 36 pt. Korinna and Korinna extra bold; Athletics: Label headline in 50% Black 120 pt. Venus extra bold condensed with 18 pt. Korrinna extra bold. Organiza- tions: Main headline format hotdog with 24 pt. Korinna sub- head. Personalities and Specials: Feature pages: main head- line 36 pt. Korinna extra bold. Personalities subhead used 18 pt. extra bold. Root Photography of 1 131 West Sheridan Road in Chicago, Illinois, photographed all faculty and student portraits, while the majority of photos were taken by staff photographers. Sincere thanks is given to Mr. George Kingsley, our Herff Jones representative, who helped ease our deadlines; certain Crier members who aided in writing copy, captions, and head- lines; custodian Maria for telling us to get out of here when we worked too late; and special thanks to our adviser, Mrs. Nan- cy Hastings, who managed to keep her sanity while trying to fulfill the role of wife, adviser, and friend. Staff Jeff Plesha Nicki Kott Laura Brauer Suzanne Lasky Bridgett Rossin Holly Lem Joi Wilson Terry Gillespie Dayna Pawlowski Lynette Chastain Linda Vlasich Kathy Kolodziej Karen McNamara Jim Siavelis Mike Casey, Tim Maloney, Scott Robbins, Shannon Noe, Jim Davis Mrs. Nancy Hastings EditoHn-Chief Copy Editor Layout Editor Photography Editor Academics Editor Activities Editor Advertising Editor Advertising Intern Athletics Editor Athletics Co-editor Organizations Editor Personalities Editor Personalities Intern Head Photographer Photographer Adviser Index " 285 r arly Tuesday morning, the | eager senior scribbled in huge letters on the black- board in government class, “Only 5 mor days!” Anxious for the June 5 graduation day to finally arrive, he joined 322 other seniors who looked forward to counting down the days each morning. Only one more trig test, two 12-paragraph themes and three more finals and high school would be over, he thought. All that remained was the task of cleaning out his locker. Spinning the dial to those all too familiar numbers, 38-48-44, he opened his locker to find the tattered remains of memorable items. Pushing aside a dirty pair of tube socks which were removed to walk through the grass during those first few warm days of spring, the boy no- ticed a slightly eaten and very stale cupcake left over from a party in Spanish class. Still more food supplies could be found as candy sticks, lollipops, and an unopened bag of M M’s helped him recollect all the candy sales spon- sored to build Porky Pig, Daffy Duck, and Pepe le Peau for the Homecom- ing parade. Becoming more of an interesting and fun activity, the senior eagerly searched to find more momentos of his high school career. Picking up a December Crier issue, he leafed through its pages to find the Christ- mas Wishes. Reading such state- ments like, “I wish I could find Linda under my X-mas tree” and “I wish I were a senior, signed a freshman,” brought about a chuckle and a sigh of relief. Still his quest went on. Setting aside the piles of notebooks filled with lecture notes, priceless doo- dlings and fun-filled tic-tac-toe games, he noticed a lifeless, yet memorable item, a wilted and dried Distributive Addicts find Munster fix con be catchy Brain strain. Finding a quiet corner seat, senior Kevin Lane concentrates on completing the final few questions of his social deviance test in sociolo- gy- Celebrate good times. Surrounded by the sea of cheering fans, senior Herb Murillo, donned in his spirited attire, cheers on the basketball team in the championship game of Sectionals. Cheerless leader. Despite reaching the Sectional championship basketball game and receiving the Sportsmanship award, senior Sue Wojcik sheds a tear while being comforted by juniors Debbie O ' Donnell and Renee Larson after the team lost to Merrillville, 57- 50. Sticky situation. Taking the Winter Spirit Week activi- ties in stride, Mr. Art Haverstock, biology and zoology teacher, laughs away the effects of a pie thrown in his face. Closing _287 — 2881 Clogin; Education Clubs of America (DECA) carnation from his high school sweet heart. Good thing she never found out that I never took it home, he thought. Tossing aside more books and term papers, the boy came across a report of a different kind ... his first semester report card. Reading that rewarding phrase, “congratulations on achieving the honor roll this peri- od " brought about a feeling of pride for the countless hours spent study- ing and the often fun and disasterous attempts at repeating Louis Pasteur’s lab experiments. Finally, after digging through the contents of his locker, the senior couldn’t help but feeling a bit nostal- gic. Stepping back, he was heard mumbling, “boy, I sure did get caught up in this place.” Memory lane. Some student will return to the catchy school atmosphere in September. However, for the class of ' 83, the walk down the dimly lit central corri- dor would be their last. Candlelit initiation. After dedicating a year ' s ser- vice to the production of Crier, seniors Lena Checroun and Diane Peterson light the candle of truth as part of their induction into Quill and Scroll at the Journalism Banquet. Lost in thought. Recollecting the last race, sopho- more Patti Hittle sits dissatisfied with a third place finish in the 400 relay at Sectionals. The relay team missed Regional qualification by one placement. 4 i


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