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Show Hide text for 1984 volume ( OCR) Text from Pages 1 - 288 of the 1984 volume: “ What do you get when you cross a backpack, a painter’s hat, and a Walkman? A Munster student. What do you get when you cross an apple orchard, a horseshoe, and 16 trophy cases? Munster High School. r What do you get when you cross a spirited student, a noteworthy school, and a unique yearbook? NO JOKE PARAGON 84 KID-DING AROUND In and out of school, students were involved in a frenzy of activity. From the quiet hours spent listening to a walkman or reading a good book to the boisterous times spent constructing a float with their classmates, students jumped into the action of student life. GET SERIOUS NOT JUST HORSING AROUND While the various sports teams channelled their energies into the de- feating of their opponents, they learned to accept their losses along with their wins. With daily practices and hard fought games, it was obvious that the Munster Mustangs were not “just horsing around.” School life took on a new meaning as students actively participated in sev- eral new innovative classes and organi- zations. Taking advantage of the many opportunities, students “got serious” and buckled down to work. PUT ON A HAPPY FACE BUSINESS BEFORE PLEASURE! Amidst the many mugs there were winners in all fields. Whether they were club leaders, award receivers or academic achievers, Munster High School students had reason to “put on a happy face. ' The first ingredient for having a good time is getting down to business. Whether it be working at the local florist or carrying out a shopper’s groceries, students took advantage of the businesses to finance their fun. 246 esting after a strenuous day spent selling homecoming balloons for Distributive Education Clubs of America, senior Jennifer Groff counts the day’s profits. Whether working on a club’s fundraiser or working out on the playing field, students find that life at Munster High is NO JOKE. PARAGON ’84 Munster High School 8808 Columbia Ave. Munster, IN. 46321 Volume 19 NO CHEESE NO TRACTORS... NO JOKE here did you say you were from?” “Munster.” “Oh, Muenster! Well, why didn’t you say so? I know that place — that’s where the cheese comes from.” “No, no, not — ” “Oh, I get it — like Herman Munster on TV. Hey, I watch that show all the time. Do they film it in your town?” “That Munster isn’t real. I’m talking about the one near Chicago.” “Chicago, huh? Hey, didn’t that used to the homeland of the famous gangster A1 Capone? Boy, it must be dangerous. Do your teachers wear bullet proof vests in the classroom?” “No, no, no — it’s nothing like that. Our school is extremely safe — and be- sides that, it offers a wide curriculum and extensive in school and out of school activities. You know, I’m surprised you haven’t heard of it.” “Wait! Say no more. I know the place you’re talking out. Munster is in the Region. Pure farm land. I bet it’s pretty hard tromping to school every day through the corn fields. And with all the activities going on, it must get awfully crowded in your one-room school house. Pardon me for saying so, but your school really sounds like a joke.” “You are so exasperating. Munster is not farmland. It is quite suburban. And the high school is a far cry from a one- room school house. In fact, I’ll prove it to you. By the time I get finished, you’ll know Munster High School’s NO JOKE.” 2 Opening 1 D eat Highland. Amongst the streaming toilet paper and colorful confetti, the enthusiastic student body takes part in the Homecoming pep assembly with exuberant cheers and shouts of encouragment for the football team’s benefit. T ■ ough enough to overstuff. While taking his chances by A adding one more book, senior Jeff Quasney realizes the major importance of a semi-annual locker clean-out. urning the other cheek. Showing her enthusiasm, junior Mitchie Jacobo patiently stands still to have a red “M” painted on her cheek by Mr. Kent Lewis, Sales and Marketing teacher. Red and white day was one of the celebrated days of Home- coming Spirit Week. Opening 3 A rtist at work. Concentrating on his creation, senior Al Gederian “throws a pot on the wheel” during Mrs. De Hawkins new Ceramics class. Making clay pottery was one of the projects available to students. r ull speed ahead. Heading toward the pep assembly, a M. group of football players march toward the field ready to boost the morale of their teammates and fans. Of the determined players were Juniors Rick Blaney, Chris Benne, Chris Camino, Tim Canady, Steve Schoenberg, Jeff Volk, and Jonathon Irk. earning the “Basics.” While getting comfortable, Don Biesen, senior, takes the casual approach to computer pro- gramming. With his keyboard on his lap, Don punches in the directions to run his Uram’s secquence program in Mr. Steve Wrob- lewski’s third hour computer class. POINT BY POINT THE FABLES FALL ell, I don’t know how to begin. First of all, there were our activities which were so spirit-filled. Then, of course, our aca- demics and organization’s curriculums had so many new — but wait, maybe I should tell you about our athletic depart- ment. You see, we have teams that — oh, this is getting ridiculous. It all started like this . . . 1342 students returned to a brighter atmosphere consisting of a renovated commons area complete with decorative benches and plants. The spirited student body was given the opportunity to participate in an in- novative fall variety show in which the students displayed an abundance of tal- ent and energy. A handful of students dived headfirst into the new Life Saving course headed by Coach Jon Jepsen, Phys. Ed teacher, while the Apple Orchard sprouted with a new computer line. Printmaking students brightened the community by painting colorful holiday figures on Ribordy Drug Store’s windows. 80 students got caught up in the excitement of the Field Trip Club, excursioning to various ballets and musicals. OEA members chose to donate their club funds to the Humane Society rather than celebrate their annual Christmas party. A dedicated group of women, the “Mustang Moms,” paint- ing encouraging signs for football players’ lawns, left inspiring notes in lockers, and joined the cheerleaders for rousing T.P.’ing sessions. With the formation of a volunteer crime fighting organiza- tion, the Crime Watch Program, the town joined as a common force. The spirited and active student body, the innovative teach- ing methods, and the multitude of new classes and organizations prove that Munster High School’s NO JOKE. Opening 5 H ole in one. Through the senior float’s framework, senior Jim Krawcyck makes a final check of a drill to ensure the success of Winnie’s movable parts. With inserted pipes and motors, the finalized Winnie dipped an arm into an over- flowing jug of honey and ignored the plastic bees swarming around his head. I hecking her list. Getting ready for the upcoming gift giving season, senior Julie Thompson puts the finishing touches on her Christmas presents. T I hree’s company. A welcome addition, junior Angela .M. Corona holds the interest of senior Bill Riebe and his date junior Dee Dee Dinga with an amusing anecdote. Gestures and an animated expression are necessary to overcome the loud music of Chi’s featured group, the Upper U.S. Showband. here once was a student from Munster An unknown and unheard of youngster Whose self-confident air Made crowds stop and stare And say, “How did you get like you are, sir?” WELL— He’s part of the spirit-filled masses Who are attired in 50’s skirts and glasses They decorate the hall And paint banners for the walls While Homecoming floats are made by the classes. For Prom, he is complete with tux and tails But for Chi, the casual look prevails Dancing all night Then out for a bite Having a good time is all it entails. At night, his job occupies his mind After hours, he pumps weights to unwind He’s a busy guy But the benefits are high A salary and good physique are what he’ll find. Through the spirit of this confident bloke And the interest his presence invokes He’s got it made So we are ending our tirade A Munster student is definitely NO JOKE. Student Life 7 of true tortures Gym is not the only class where exercise can be found in school. It’s lurking in every hall and corridor. “Susan, this kitchen is a disaster area. Get over here young lady, and take that ridiculous sound contraption off your head! Can’t you ever do anything " “Mom, calm down! I’ve had a hard day.” “You’ve had a hard day! I fail to understand how one day in school can make you physically exhausted.” “Well, it all starts out in the morning . . . First, I’m abruptly woken up out of my sleep at the ungodly hour of 6:30 a.m. by that blaring alarm clock. Talk about rush and hassle; by the time I’m showered, dressed and ready to go, I feel like I’ve been through an obstacle course. I start sweating before I give my deodorant a chance to activate. But once in school, whew, that’s when the competition begins. Trying to get to my locker is like trying to jog through New York City traffic rush hour. Arriving at my destination, I have to wrestle to open my locker, amidst snarls, glares, and swinging doors. After going a few rounds with my locker, it finally opens. That gives me about two seconds to leap out of the way of the millions of books that fly out of the top. It’s not bad enough that those lockers don’t even fit two books and a sheet of paper comfortably, but the people who assign them always give the top locker to those under 5 feet. By now, my legs feel like rubber that have been left in the sun too long. Ignoring the pain, I have to sprint across the building to I reach my classroom before the tardy bell rings. Ahh! Relief! I’m finally in my seat ready to relax, listen and learn, right? Wrong! All my concentration is focused on writing furiously with one hand while waving the other one frantically in the air for five never-ending minutes. Agonizing hours later, I lift myself out of my chair and realize that my first three classes are over. My body feels like it’s been through three intervals of 60 minute Jane Fonda workouts. And then, they say we have a break for lunch, an eating break, can you believe it? It’s more like a body breaker. It’s a tough world out there, Mother, full of hungry savages all hoarding their 90 cents, stopping at nothing to get the biggest bag of french fires and the cheesiest piece of pizza. Of course, by now I’m in such a state of frenzy that I forget things. These include necessities essential for consuming those tasty morsels such as my fork or the salt for the pizza. By the time I’m settled to eat my food and have a relaxing break. I’m out of breath. Chewing my food at 330 chomps a minute while trying to talk to my friends is not too beneficial to my health. Then, it’s back to fourth, fifth, and sixth hour for more muscle spasm and eye straining activities. Just when you think it’s all over, I get hit hard with the terror of realizing that after my grueling day, I have to face the ride home on the bus. After hurdling those 5 foot steps which always have obstruc- tions on them, I have to fight for a seat containing only two other passengers. By now, my nerves are frazzled and raw. It’s important that I stay alert at all times on this funfilled trip for fear of falling prey to a flying spit wad or being in the way of five chattering sixth graders. By the time I get off the flea-infested mobile, I can hardly stagger to the steps and get my key in the door before I pass out. And you tell me I don’t do anything! My body reveals different tales, more than you know. By the time I get home, it’s crying. Get the point? With a strong hand gesture, assistant principal John Marshak emphasizes the need for a parent’s signature before he will issue a parking permit to Kelly Comstock and Deno Tackels, juniors. There were a total of 280 parking permi ts sold to the students. Taking it easy. While enjoying the peace and quiet of the library, senior Scott Lorenz relaxes his legs as he finishes researching for his Comp I class. Twelve paragraph themes often require many hours spent searching through current magazines for background material. 8 Body Talk Corrections, corrections. Stretching her cramped legs, junior Janice Klawitter, opinion editor, stands up in order to get a better angle on her layout. This is needed after a long afternoon spent in the pub. Under pressure. Strengthening his writing muscles, senior Bill Resatar, sports editor, rushes to meet deadline. While frantically trying to think of the right word for his story, he attempts to review the work written by his assistants at the same time. It was the year for winning with Winnie and losing by three. hough Sept. 5 marked the return to school drudgery, a quick electrical charge jolted the students into a state of enthusiasm with the upcoming preparations for Home- coming activities. Homecoming activities helped ease the pain of returning to the school life routine and reunited the classes after a summer of separation. From the glory of float to the triumph of the parade, spirit was only low as the team suffered its Homecoming defeat, with an overtime loss of 17-14. It all began with float. “It brought the classes together. It united us to work for a single cause and brought out sportsmanship. In the end, it really didn’t matter who won but how much fun everyone had doing it,” remarked sophomore Mike Goldsmith. Outside school hours, students chose to dedicate their time and effort to float con- struction. The endlessly tiresome hours spent twisting and stuffing flowers reflected the students’ vitality. Yet, Homecoming excite- ment was not strictly confined to out of school hours. The students were given an outlet for their energy during the school day with Spirit Week. The time was here: the time for the cra- zies, rowdies, and non-conformists to splen- their glory. They could wear the togas of the days when the gods ruled mankind, or don their parents’ clothes from the good old fifty’s and sixty’s. Students could be greasers or hippies. It was time to let the imagination run free. “Spirit week gets you psyched up for all the Homecoming activities. Dressing up really gets people into it,” stated junior Mona ElNaggar. By Sept. 50, the day of the parade, a storm of spirit filled the air. Pulling out of the Christian Reformed Church parking lot, the parade was off. The Drill Team “high stepped” it to the Band, while the Flag Corps waved their spirit through the air. Decorated cars and trucks led the boisterous cheers of the students; it was the battle of the classes. With the arrival into the horseshoe, the floats fell second to the aroma and commo- tion of Speech and Debate Teams’ tradition- al Chicken Barbeque. As soon as the growl- ing stomachs of almost 1 400 people had been satisfied, thoughts turned towards the even- Rooting for Roo. Roo, the sophomore float, leads the paclc while malting its way down Ridge Road during the Homecoming parade. Sophomore spirit stayed high even though Roo placed third in float competition. Tony the Tiger he ain’t. The thing Tiggers do best is bounce. And that’s what was accomplished as Tigger bounced the Junior Class up to second place in float competition, juniors roclr the truck with enthusiasm as the Homecoming parade begins. Let it roll! Students put forth their enthusiasm with multi-colored confetti, traditional red and white balloons and vivacious cheers as they wrap up the half day with a roaring pep assembly and start off the homecoming weekend festivities. 1 0 Homecoming Winning with Pooh. Trying to finish last minute odds and ends before the parade, seniors worked dili- gently towards putting Pooh together. It all paid off as they took first place for the second consecutive year. Last but not least. Pulling for his team, senior Brian Kushnak secures first place for the Senior Class during the Homecoming pep rally’s tug-o-war. The seniors pulled in first by defeating juniors and sophomores. Short people to the rescue! Triking down the track senior Dawn Michaels peddles furiously at the Home- coming tricycle race. Knees knocking handlebars and cramped legs were just a few of the consequences the juniors endured in order to place first in the race. o Af 9 ing’s match against Highland. At the start of the game, the stands were full of boisterous crowds, the floats awaited the judge’s final decision, and the Homecom- ing court sat nervously on the sidelines antici- pating the results. As the players warmed up on the field, confidence and determination to win, gleamed in their eyes. The strategy of the game, according to Football Coach Leroy Marsh, was, “having good control defensive- ly and moving the ball around.” Mustang strategy proved itself in the first half as the team moved the ball towards a lead. By the time the clock ticked its last second before halftime, the score sat at 14-7. As the Mustangs charged off the field, they were replaced by the Band, Flag Corps, and Drill Team. Anxiety turned from the game to the Homecoming candidate results as the Homecoming court procession began. Freshman princess, Melinda Beech, was first in line accompanied by sophomore Jim Palm- er. Sophomore princess, Kelly Harle, was es- corted by sophomore Jeff Pavelka. While ju- nior princess Marnye Harr was accompanied by junior Steve Goldberg. Finally, the three Senior Class Queen nominees were Lisa Trilli with escort, alumni Hal Morris; Amy Len- nertz with senior Mark Foreit; and Sue Red- del with alumni Chris Marshand. Can I have this dance? Senior Homecoming queen Amy Lennertz and her escort senior Mike Knight enjoy dancing together to the Upper U.S. Showband. Trying something new. Not just another face in the crowd, sophomore Carolyn Beirger breaks away from the traditional homecoming slow dance. 12 Homecoming Tight spots. Squeezing into those unreachable spots junior Melissa Bados puts forth her effort towards com- pleting the junior float, Tigger. Stuffing flowers can be tedious but the finished product makes the long hours of work worthwhile. All the right moves. Junior Matt Proudfoot and date Mary Beth George do their own thing as they enjoy the music of “Upper U.S. Showband” at the Homecoming dance. 4 Sweat and toil. Smoke-filled eyes and the heat from the grill were just some of the conditions the Speech and Debators had to endure during the annual Chicken Barbeque. By the end of the eve, the Speech and Deba- tor Team had prepared chicken for 400 people. U I never thought I would end up at the bottom of the football team’s pile,” said sophomore Dan Tharp. 99 Dan wasn’t aware of the consequences of wearing a Trojan football jersey at the Homecoming pep assembly, as the seniors once again demonstrated their upperclassmen power by forcing sophomores to wear the blue and yellow Trojan colors. Sophomore Dan Tharp was subjected to the most severe punishment by being the player that the football team tackled at the Homecoming pep assembly. As if there had been a fumble, each mem- ber of the football team hurdled onto the pile while Dan struggled at the bottom, trying to catch his breath. At that moment, Dan said that he knew the price that the Trojans were going to pay and most of all, he wished he had never worn the Blue and Gold. Homecoming 1 3 Putting on the charm. Senior Jim Snow does a little curtsy as he presents sophomore Lisa Winkler with a balloon. The balloons were sold by the Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) for their annual Homecoming fund raiser. Subtle but nice. With the simplicity of a painted “M”, band member Diane Dickerhoff, junior, shows her spirit while playing the fight song at the Homecoming outdoor pep rally. The many facets of Homecoming. With the many varied activities of Homecoming come many moods. Emotions ranged from enthusiasm portrayed by Busi- ness Department Chairman, Mr. Don Fortner, donning the school colors, to a more pensive attitude, as shown by sophomore Kristen Komyatte, contemplating the up- coming game. Greg Brazel junior, gives a sigh of relief after competing in the tug-of-war, while sophomore Floyd Stoner gears his mind toward the upcoming tricy- cle race. Framed in paper. Sophomore Andrea Petravich and freshman Jenifer Lucksich put on the finishing touches of the football players’ locker room. “E ecorating the locker room helps get the guys psyched up before the games, especially for Homecoming,” stated sophomore Bridgett Viellieu, cheerleader. Charging with the ball. Captain Larry Hemingway, senior, attempts to outrun his Trojan opponent to score a touchdown. Unfortunately, the team suffered a defeat of 14-17 in overtime. 14 Homecoming a 0 As Amy was crowned Queen, the final verdict of the floats was announced. Seniors triumphantly took first with Winnie the Pooh and the Junior Class proudly received second with their accomplishment of Tigger the Tiger. Although the Sophomore Class came in third with Roo the Kangaroo, they stole the show as they captured the Spirit award. Tired and contented, students re- turned home. For most, alarms do not ring on a Satur- day morning; nevertheless, the freshmen were up bright and early to decorate the cafeteria in Winnie the Pooh characteristics for the night to come. By 7:30 p.m., the parking lot was full as couples made their way to the first dance of the year. “The Homecoming dance was very special because it was the first time every body got together after summer and it got the year off to a good start,” enthused sophomore Susie Hackett. As the Band, The Upper U.S. Showband, displayed their talent, the dance floor was invaded by fast-moving stu- dents. During the band’s break students got into the act by singing into the microphones as if they were the rock stars. As the musicians packed away their mate- rials and the clock reared 11:30 p.m., the dance drew to an end. It dawned on the students that another Homecoming had come and gone. Memories of late night float construction, the excitement of the game, and all of the activities that make Homecoming unique were savored. All wrapped up into one, Homecoming gave the year an optomistic charge. chand and Lisa Trilli with escort alumni Hal Morris; Queen Amy Lcnnertz accompanied by senior Mart For- eit and sophomore princess Kelly Harle along with soph- omore Jeff Pavelta. Homecoming Court, freshman princess Melinda Beech with escort sophomore Jim Palmer; junior princess Maryne Harr accompanied by Steve Goldberg; Senior princesses Sue Reddel along with alumni Chris Mar- Homecoming 1 5 VAN Remedies a hectic day Taking time out for oneself may be beneficial to health Mike peered up at the clock on the wall and couldn’t believe his eyes. Only five more dreadful minutes of the school day. He was sure greatful. Everything that could have gone wrong during the day did. He couldn’t wait to get home to his room, put on his sweats and turn the stereo on as loud as possible. Until dinner, he was on his time. 2:40 was the time of the day most students looked forward to. “After being in school for six hours, my brain needs a rest. I look forward to coming home, laying down on my bed, and talking to my friends on the phone,” stated Christy Pecher, sophomore. “We talk about anything as long as neither of us has to think.” The varied activities in which a student engaged himself during his free time helped to ease the stress as well as the problems resulting from everyday life. “The one thing I do for myself is play tennis,” stated sopho- more Usha Gupta. “It makes me feel good because it is exercise and it is something completely different from the academic atmo- sphere. In tennis, it is me against my past achievements; I set the goals for myself, not for teachers.” “On my free time I try to be useful around the house by cleaning, building, and repairing household items,” expressed ju- nior Tim Feeney. “Also, if I get up enough motivation, I frustrate myself on my home computers.” There are always those who feel that with their homework and responsibilities, they have no time for themselves. Amy Lamott, sophomore, disagreed, “We all need our own time so we can learn more about ourselves and our needs. Everyone needs time to sit and think about their number one person: themself.” When a school week promises those countless hours of homewoork, it may seem impossible to even find the time for five minutes of solitude. “After I get home from school, I almost always start straight in on my homework, take a break for dinner, and go back to the books,” stated junior Sandy Langford. “No matter what time I finish studying, I always spend an hour or two afterwards unwinding and resting in front of the television. So if it’s not a time dedicated to parents, or that which is spent in school, remember the warning: By popular consensus it has been determined that not creating time for ones self may cause crank attacks, nervous breakdowns, and baggy eyes everywhere. Making the shot. From mind to body work junior Jill Goulbiewski and sopho- more Melissa Jacobo hit the Mansards courts for a relaxing game of tennis after school. Definitely not homework. Absorbed in the lines of Vivian Leigh’s “Gone With The Wind” sophomore Cathleem Chevigny relaxes on the couch with the intent of reading for her own enjoyment. Ma Bell and Munchies. Getting away from the cold outdoors, freshman Kelly Norman settles in to discuss weekend plans with sophomore Gina Bacino. A blanket for warmth and a jar of sweets help Kelly relax after a hectic day at school. My time 17 Errands for mom. Trudging through aisles may not make a perfect Saturday morning, nevertheless, it’s one of the errands that junior Kathy Sublett must do to help out her mother. W e ' - All work no pay Family life divides free time between chores and fun. On my way shopping Sunday afternoon, I decided to take the scenic route. As I turned down a side street, I noticed a friend laborously shoveling the snow despite the adverse temperatures outside. She explained to me that she had promised her parents that she would do some work around the house. I couldn’t believe it! Throughout the week we go to school and on the weekends she is still doing hard work. Stopping at a stoplight, I find myself next to one of the guys from school. He told me that he was carting his little sister around now that he had his license, I asked him what else he was doing during the day. He told me that he had to fix the car, work for his dad in the office, and do some errands at the store for his mom. He also told me that a lot of kids have certain obligations to their parents. According to junior Chris Camino, “There’s time for yourself and there’s time for your parents. Usually Sunday’s are for parents.” Smudges and streaks. Insuring a free weekend, sophomore Sheila Higgins straightens up her dresser and shines her mirror in order to override her mother’s threat. As I arrived at the shopping center, I tried to recall what my mother wanted me to pick up for her. I suddenly realized that I too had things to do for my parents; shopping wasn’t just on my time. I tried to get my shopping done fast because I had to get home and clean up the mess I had made in the basement. And then I wanted to get ready to go out to dinner with my parents. Though it seems as if my parents are always demanding my time for errands and chores, I tend to forget the time I choose to spend with them. “It’s not like you’re giving up something,” senior Pam Gershman explained, “You just know that there is time when you want to be with your parents.” Staying home and watching a video tape or a movie with your parents can be a lot of fun. According to Adam Ochstein, “My parents and I have a great time watching some of those older movies on the video recorder.” I really never realized that parents time doesn’t just mean the time spent doing errands. Doing things with my parents, like going to the movies or out to dinner, is a lot of fun! Mr. Handyman. Updating the ad for “Kut Above ' junior Dave White completes his job of changing signs at Market Square after complying to his mother ' s wishes. Parents Time 19 Not just six hours Detentions, aiding, and activities before and after 2:40 From the darkened hallways into the seriously silent library to the domed gymnasium, students big and small can be found dedicating their time to teachers. Their dedication is evident before, during, and after the six hour school day. While the majority of the students spent school hours partici- pating in class, some students chose to act as student aids for other teachers. “Working in the library kept me busy and gave me a chance to associate with people,” stated sophomore Tammy Gen- try. Others had different reasons for becoming aids. “Helping Mr. Holmberg by doing a few errands is better than taking a study hall,” explained junior Marcy Lang. School related activities made up a good portion of a student’s life. Whether a student was forced to stay after school to serve a detention or stayed on his own accord for an extracurricular activity, school life extended past the 2:40 bell. In some cases, students had no choice but to stay after school either to make up tests or serve work details. “No one likes to come in for a detention, but the students do not have any choice,” expressed sophomore Brian Dillion. Other times, students chose to stay in school to take part in extracurricular activities. One such activity involved membership on the Speech and Debate team. “The time spent working after school with the speech coaches takes a lot of time, but it’s easier to work after school,” stated junior Mona ElNaggar. Other popular activities that involved after school work were related to the Music Department. According to Anita Sider, junior, “Being in ensembles does keep my schedule full with all the practices after school.” With participating in extracurricular activities, serving deten- tions, and helping out other teachers, a student’s school life proved to be a time consuming job. Precise measures. Counting to the third significant figure, juniors Kristen Cook and Lisa Mitchell try to get their lab experiment as accurate as possible. Check out time. Doing her work at the front desk, Library aid Patty Czysczon, senior, stamps out some needed books for senior Mike Westerfield as he puts the library’s resources to good use for his report. Just one of the duties. With many responsibilities in the library, senior Mary Scholl does her share as she puts back the piles of books and magazines from the front desk. 20 Teachers Time Looking for a file. Trying to find a file on college transcripts for Mrs. Violet Zudock, guidance secretary, junior Julie Nelson, guidance aid, tries to locate the file for her. | Making up for missed work. Trying to get caught up in Modern World History by taking a make-up test, sophomore Beth Bittner analyzes the question and decides which answer is the best one. OUR KIND OF TOWN The magnificent mile and much much more New York may never sleep, and Los Angeles may house the stars, yet there is a certain town with its own kind of style . . . Chicago style. Whether it be in December during the holidays, or in the heat of July during “Chicago Fest,” Chicago’s style shines through. This glorious city, the fourth largest in the world, has many different faces. “Chicago may be a big city, yet it still holds an element of sophistication with its skyscrapers, lake and its inhabi- tants,” remarked junior Jamie Beck. “I love to go to the top of the Sears Tower and look out; you can just see forever.” Skyscrapers are just one of the symbols that help give Chicago its racy but care-free aura. Its nightlife carries on this aspect too. Numerous spots can be found anywhere from the night clubs on Rush Street to Chicago’s many restaurants and play houses. Chicago holds within, all the ingredients for a perfect day. “If I could spend one day in Chicago doing whatever I wanted,” stated junior Sheila Brackett, “I would just go on a shopping spree, then go to the Italian Village for lunch. Afterwards I would catch an 8 p.m. performance of ‘42nd Street’. I would end my day by going to the Berghoff, a great German restaurant, for dinner.” Every morning as the sun rises, thousands of shoppers prepare to explore the abundant variety of shops. Department stores and boutiques virtually line Chicago’s main strips. “If you are into Waterfront walk. Taking advantage of one of Chicago’s many beach fronts, juniors Brett Robbins and Lisa Mitchell take a little time out of their Saturday shopping schedule to catch a breath of fresh air while strolling on the lake. 22 Chicago Hitting the hot spot. A trip to Chicago would never be complete without a lunch or dinner at Gino ' s East Pizzeria off of Michigan Ave. Unfortunately, for juniors Brett Robbins, Tad Benoit, and Lisa Mitchell, they find that many other people have the same craving for Italian food. shopping, the Magnificent Mile of Michigan Avenue is the place to look,” explained Sophomore Peter Langendorf, “However, if there is anything to see in Chicago, it’s got to be the shore line and the lake. It’s the city’s most crowning feature.” Agreeing with this, sophomore Connie Boyden expressed, “I love the lake and all of Chicago’s outdoor parks. In the summer I like walking around Buckingham fountain when all lights are on it. Not only are beauty, spunk and individuality some of Chicago’s noticeable attractions, but there are also its age-old cultural assets. The Art Institute, along with the Museum of Science and Indus- try and the Shed Aquarium make it possible for all to expand their knowledge through art and history. Chicago has many faces, each with their own unique styles just waiting to be explored. Once you feel you have covered all the culture coves, shopping centers, regal restaurants and private parks, this city will turn its face once again. Revealing anything from a new Sushi Bar to a horse drawn carriage, Chicago is a city with its own magic and style — -a city in a class by itself. Superior skyline. Taking it all into view from the 103rd observatory floor of the Sears Tower, once can appreciate the serene beauty of the advanced architectural style of Chicago. However, lurking below one gets wrapped up in the hustle and bustle of this windy city. Days gone by. Bringing back a touch of romanticism, horse and carriages can be found clomping through the busy streets of Chicago. For 35 an hour one can relive the excitement of the days of the late 19th century. Caught in the middle. Spen ding a Saturday afternoon shopping on Michigan Avenue’s Water Tower Place, juniors Tad Benoit and Michelle Jacobo decide which of the many restaurants will satisfy both their taste buds before going home. Chicago 23 Pep assembly helps boot the winter blahs w hat came in the last week of February, lasted four days, made up of slobs, school colors, sweats and sunglasses? Spirit week which was sponsored by Student Government. Adding to the liveliness in the air as the basketball team headed for Sectionals, Win- ter Spirit week boosted the attitudes of the school and basketball team. As the week started off, for once students did not have to worry about their attire, as slobs made their way through the halls Mon- day on Slob Day. Tuesday’s Hat Day was left out in the cold as a w inter storm hit the town and school was cancelled for the day. When Wednesday arrived, school spirit and morale were back as the school colors dominated the halls and classrooms. Students clothed themselves in just about all possible red and white colored attire such as jerseys, pants and bandanas as they participated in Red and White Day. Comfort came on Thursday as students woke up in the morning without the hassles of deciding what to wear. It was all unani- mous that the fashion on Thursday would be sweats. As the week came to a close, Friday was seen through colored glasses as students wore their zaniest sunglasses indoors for Shades Day. “It’s interesting to see all the different things that people wear and how some people really get into spirit week,” stated junior Kathy Wojcik. However, spirit week wasn’t the only spirit lifter and apathy cruncher. On Thursday, Student Government held a pep assembly to get everyone ready for the big sectional games. “I think pep assemblies add fun to a student’s schedule.” said junior Carla Dahl- sten, “They get everyone rowdy.” As the students poured into the gym for the assembly, students looked forward to the excitement to come. Soon the 40 minutes of events had begun. Aside from the cheerleaders cheering and the Drill Team dancing, the girls took the spotlight as they competed in a tug-o-war between the classes for the first time. The teachers got involved with a basketball dribbling relay between teach- ers and students. The losers, being the teachers, were each awarded with a pie in their face. Another first for this year was the best looking basketball player baby contest. Louis Hanson, sophomore on the Junior Varsity team, was voted the cutest baby by the student body. Finally, to highlight the afternoon the Basketball Homecoming King and Princes were an- nounced. The Princes were; freshman Tim Broderson; sophomore Tom Zudock and junior Jay Grunewald. Crowned king was senior Larry Hemingway, posed as pop star Michael Jackson. As the final notes to the Mustang fight song were played, everyone was en- couraged to cheer the team on at Calumet High School for Sectionals. Once again a- pathy was defeated by the students soar- ing spirits. In the shade. Although there is no glare from the sun, senior Mary Doyle wears her sunglasses indoors for Shades Day and takes a break from business to look through the Crier. Ready or not, here I come. With a look of vengence, senior Bob Hart uses his own technique in the pie throwing contest during the basketball pep session. Eng- lish teacher Mr. Jack Yerkes takes one more look at his clean clothes before setting himself in for a nice piece of whipped cream pie. All for one, one for all. As the sophomores tugged their way to a victory against the freshmen, the seniors yanked in a win against the junior girls. All four teams pulled together and used teamwork. 24 Winter Spirit Week Who says school isn’t fun? VC hile involved in an animated conversation, sophomores Lynn Carter and Mary Beth Tafel enjoy a comfortable day in school as they come in sweats for Sweats Day. New Royalty. As the results are announced, the mem- bers of the Homecoming Court cross the floor to take their places at their new thrones. Senior Larry Heming- way won the title, Homecoming King. The princes were junior Jay Grunewald, sophomore Tom Zudock and freshman Tim Broderson. it I will remember Chuck Novak next August, fev.id Football coach, Mr. LeRoy Marsh. Slapped on and smeared all over, the whipped cream covered the floor. This sticky situation reigned on the select few of the faculty members after the dribbling relay at the Homecoming Basketball pep assembly. The race between teachers and students resulted with: winner throws all, while losers takes it all. With students in the lead, the teachers got creamed. It was a sweet sight to see. Winter Spirit Week 25 Girls take the dance floor as well as the lead. W G -rtfAt F H if ty years ago, if a girl even thought of asking a guy out, let alone say it, she probably would have had her chores doubled and would have been consid- ered “a disrespectful lady.” Every four years, leap year, it is said that girls take on the more aggressive approach towards guys. Though leap year actually occurs on four year inter- vals, it comes every year with Chi. As the saying goes, “You’ve come a long way baby.” As the turnabout dance neared, the tables were turned and girls took a stand towards equal opportunity. Girls got up enough nerve and asked guys to the semi-formal dance sponsored by Chi Kappa Chi, a non-profit- able organization which donates their funds to charities. After the pre-Chi activities were complet- ed; picking up flowers, loading the film, and getting dressed, 198 couples hopped in their cars and headed toward the After Four Sup- per Club in Cedar Lake, Indiana. Back by popular demand, the band, Pawnz, once again displayed their talent throughout the evening, which lasted from 8 to 11:30. Approximately $4000 was raised from the dance and contributed to various charities. For those girls who couldn’t believe they actually successfully asked a guy to a dance, pictures commemorating the evening were available from James Photography. Pictures ranged from 5 to $10. Although finding the right dress, making sure every hair is in place, and ordering flow- ers to match the tie is definately something to worry about, girls found asking their dates to be the most difficult part. “Even though I knew my date well, it was extremely hard to get enough nerve up to ask him,” stated sophomore Emiko Cardenas. “Now I know what guys have to go through. I’m glad I only have to do it once a year,” exclaimed junior Julie Safron. As 11:30 hit, growling stomachs tri- umphed over aching feet and students went out to enjoy a late night dinner. And that’s the way it was Jan. 14, 1984. Footloose. Leading the line with their fancy moves, seniors Ann Higgins and Ken Klawitter dance up a storm. Two of a kind. Resting and relaxing, junior Shaun Hanas with senior Karen Pfister take time to socialize and discuss the rest of the evening plans with junior Chuck Hanas and date junior Missy Bretz. 26 Chi Lets go dancing. Animated by loud rock music, ju- niors Jenny Durham and Mike Dillion move their feet to the sounds of the Chi band, Pawnz. Right on time. Arriving at the After Four Supper Club at the start of the dance, 8:30, juniors Brett Rob- bins and Lisa Mitchell pick up their memory books in order to have a nice reminder of the evening. m inchline iwe were all looking for our names on the wall and I couldn’t find mine. Then my date noticed that my name had been spelled wrong. Instead of saying Sandy, it said Pandy, A A stat- ed junior Sandy Petrashevich. For every perfect hour of a dance night, there are five minutes set aside for disaster. Not every dress has been fit for a queen and for every circumstance that has a graceful outcome, there are 20 other not so graceful ones. “As I was going to get my picture taken, I tripped over the camera’s cord. I was so em- barrassed. My whole face turned red,” ex- plained sophomore Jessica Efron. “We were all at Condes’s for dinner. As I was going to pay the check, I noticed my wallet was gone. Then I realized that it was sitting on my dresser at home. Luckily, a friend had enough money to pay for both of our dinners,” stated freshman Jay Potasnik. Chi 27 rr C r 1 r 1 J _ T □ When the street lights go on, the students go out Most students are familiar with the parental warning from the years gone by, “Be home when the street lights go on!” However, nowadays most students would greet this warning with a laugh or a statment close to, “You have got to be kidding. I don’t get ready to go out until the street lights go on.” After 2,100 minutes a week spent in school, most students look forward to the weekend and its night life with a fervor equal to that of a caged animal set free. “This is the time of the week when you forget everything else and enjoy yourself,” stated sophomore Greg Chip. However, not all students take to the town as others do. Some students unhappily find themselves spending their nights work- ing. “Working at McDonald’s is more or less my night life. I get days off, like some Fridays, and go out with my friends, but working really keeps me busy,” stated junior Tim Feeney. Working after school may not leave much of a night life open Dancin’ up a storm. Ecstatic to find the week past and the weekend to come, sophomore Valerie St. Leger exuberantly dances her tensions away during one of the dances following a basketball game. for social events, but the reward is in the paycheck. Cruising the town may not be as popular as it was in the 50’s; however, students still enjoy getting out, just as long as they get out with their friends. “A good weekend night to me is going out with all your friends, whether it’s going to a party or just driving around,” remarked John Brosovic, junior. Agreeing with the motto that two is company, three is a crowd, Anita Sidor, junior, commented, “Sometimes it’s really nice when just Tom and I go out and have dinner. It’s really a good way to spend a quiet evening.” After a hectic week, some students find themselves happy in the comfort of their own “Home-Sweet-Home.” “I like to relax on week nights, maybe watch TV or listen to the stereo,” expressed sophomore Cora Lawson. As midnight takes its toll, students may be found cruising the town, chowing down at Aurelio’s, coming in from a date or snuggled in front of the TV. It’s all a matter of personal interest. After all, everyone walks to the beat of a different drummer. Table for two. Taking time out of their busy schedules to spend time with each other, sophomore Tom Hemingway and junior Anita Sidor glance through the menu as they look forward to a quiet evening together. Making plans. As the evening approaches, freshman Karen Gronek notifies her friend on the phone that they will arrive soon, while freshman Melinda Beeche touches up her appearance. A favor for mom. Devoting a Friday night to babysitting, junior Beth Pavelka plays a game of Monopoly with her younger brother Dan, to pass the time while their parents are away for the evening. Night life 29 Rising with the sun. Waking up an hour early, junior Chris Camino hits the pavement with a two mile morning jog before school. Early morning warm up. Not quite fully awake, junior Leslie Hurubean psyches up for morning exercises on her new Americ rowing machine. Tucked in. Struggling to make his way out of the warm comforts of a bed, junior Mark Artim tries to start out the morning before noon. Wakes up the early bird and lazy lounger It lurks in almost every bedroom, just waiting for the right second to go off. No, it’s not a bomb! It’s the annoying sleep breaker, famous for jarring most students out of bed anywhere between 5 and 7 a.m.; it’s the alarm clock. Mornings to most tend to cover walking unconsciously into the shower, throwing on an assortment of odds and ends, cramming in some food, and rushing out the door. But for those early risers, mornings start at sunrise with vigorous exercise. Jumping out of bed at 5 a.m. and putting on the running shoes along with the Sony Walkman, the early bird sets out for a morning jog. “I’m on a strict schedule in the morning because I have to get out of the house by 5 a.m. in order to get in two miles of jogging,” commented junior Dave Cerajewski. Early birds are not just joggers. Jane Fonda’s aerobic exercise has come into morning life. “If I do not do aerobics or exercise in the morning, I would not be awake in any of my classes,” explained freshman Susie Hess. Getting up extra early to do physical activity does require a great deal of discipline; however, to some it takes discipline to get up early enough to have breakfast. As it is said, breakfast is the most important meal of the day and many agree with this point as they have their milk, toast, orange juice and cereal. “It’s really hard to function in the morning without having breakfast,” stated junior Kevin Ellison. When weekends hit, mornings tend not to start with snap, crackle and pop, but instead they may start with lunch as many students stumble out of bed at noon. “The best way to spend a weekend morning is to sleep until noon and get up in time to watch the sports,” stated junior Kevin Kurz. “Usually on the weekends I can get up rather early, around 9 a.m., but I’m not surprised when I struggle to get out of bed by 1 p.m.,” commented junior Sherril Murad. The difference between a smile and a grumble usually depends on whether one jumped out of bed at 5 a.m. with a yearning for exercise or one crawled out of the sack just in time for lunch. No matter what, it’s all part of morning life! Snap, Crack le, Pop. Starting his day off with the traditional breakfast, junior Dave Cerajewski takes fifteen minutes a morning to wake up and fill up. Morning Life 31 strikes addicts Yes, I admit it — I am a member of the ever-increasing Soap Operas Anonymous (SO A). SOA is an organization for people all over America who are addicted to soap operas. The group meets once a week to discuss personal obsessions with the soaps. It all started one rainy summer day. Flipping on the tube, I thought to myself, “These shows are really dumb. I could care less who’s having an affair with someone else’s husband.” But I ate my words the next day when I casually plopped down in front of the TV and ending up watching a whole show. I had joined the ranks of the 30 million people who watch soap operas. Soon, one hour episodes were too short; the rest of the day seemed useless. My family couldn’t relate to me anymore. They didn’t understand why I was in a state of depression over Nina and Cliff’s divorce in “All My Children the number one daytime soap opera. With the start of school, I knew my lifestyle had to change. I began playing sick everyday in order to watch “All My Children.” But that wasn’t all. I couldn’t keep my mind off of “General Hospital,” “One Life To Live,” and “The Edge of Night.” My absences were becoming noticeable so I decided to use the video recorder. Every cent I had went into buying cassette tapes. Instead of going out with friends in my spare time. I’d run home to the TV. My friends were losing me to a soap opera. I explained to them that a lot of people watch soaps, even boys. According to junior Jay Grunewald, “Soap operas are very entertaining and they’re an escape from the real world.” But they still couldn’t understand why I stayed home on Friday nights to see the shows over. Frantic obsessions lead soap-a-holics to recourse School had become a real obstacle. My mind was always full of soap operas. Sometimes I could think only about “General Hospital’s” Luke and Laura. I was constantly worried that they weren’t going to meet again. Other times, when a teacher asked me a question, I thought she wanted to know if Greg ever received Jenny’s letter on “All My Children.” I kept blurting out wrong answers. I explained to my teacher that when you watched the soaps, you really felt you were on the show with your favorite characters. “You really feel you get to know the characters — it’s as if you’re there with them, trying to help,” explained sophomore Amy Goldberg. She went on to say, “You become very concerned about the couples. You wonder what they’ll be involved in next and you hope they’ll stay together for a long time.” My soap opera addiction had really gotten out of hand. I realized that I had to stop watching soaps. This became the most difficult thing I’d ever attempted in my life. At night, I had withdrawal symptoms in which the characters kept haunt- ing me with ludicrous ideas about the outcome of episodes. I would have to watch just one more time to see if those ideas were really true. My dirty habit would start all over again, each day’s episode affecting my moods and feelings. Nobody realized the pressures I went through to watch those shows. Boy was I lucky when a friend recommended me to SOA. She knew I needed help, a fact which I wasn’t willing to accept at first. She kept telling me I was a soap opera addict but I could not admit it. Until now, I couldn’t say, “I’m a soap- a-holic.” Jazzing it up with variety of ‘Stuff’ curtains up . . . SVAO r olumbia Avenue may not exact- ly be 42nd Street, but there was still laughter, fluent tunes of a piano, and the ever so present feelings of backstage anxiety resounding from the auditorium Nov. 18 as Stuff and Nonsense Variety Show readied for production. Breaking away from the traditional prac- tice of having a fall play, the Drama Depart- ment veered toward something unique. English 9 teacher and play director Mrs. Linda Lemon stated, “A variety show seemed like a good idea. It provided our large but basically inexperienced technical personnel a chance to learn a variety of techniques. It also encouraged directors and a lot more students than usual to get on stage. We hadn’t done this kind of show since 1981 and it was time.” The show was a successful way of getting the students involved in school productions. “I thought it was better than the traditional fall play because it gave students with talent besides acting a chance to get up on stage and show the people what they could do,” stated junior Linda Zondor. The positive audience response proved the evening was going to be a success; neverthe- less, backstage activity and tension were high. “I didn’t go on stage until after intermis- sion, so I assisted in calming down those about to go on,” stated sophomore Kelly Harle. Nevertheless, when it came time for me to perform, I became nervous, and it helped a lot to hear the laughter and ap- plause from the audience. Dressed in formal attire, seniors Dawn Kusek and Jim Krawczyk and junior Carol Kim introduced the 19 acts. Talent abound- ed in the show, the serious musical aspect being portrayed by piano and guitar playing and singing and dancing. Reflecting the more humorous side was the jazz festival and six comedy skits. One such skit was the Substitute Magis- trate, an amusing satire portraying how class- rooms can turn into zoos and students into animals when a substitute stands in. This was vividly portrayed by soaring airplanes, flying spit wads and verbal abuse, all the cause of a substitute judge in a courtroom. The notorious “Jazz Festival” was actually a two-man band consisting of freshmen Andy Sherman on the saxophone and Mike Gustitas on the trumpet. Acting as a transi- tion between acts, the “terrible two-some” managed to get on stage three times before being dragged off by fellow cast members. The production lasted for two and a half hours. To a lot of people, ten to fifteen minutes on stage after four weeks of practice might be a bunch of “Stuff and Nonsense”, but to those in drama, it was part of . . . “All That Jazz.” Forlorn Welfarers. Suffering from the woes of eco- nomic hard times, junior Eric Gomez and sophomore Cindy Kopenek satirize on a welfare couple while sopho- more Connie Boyden, the snooping welfare officer, inter- views the needy couple on their welfare status. Wedded Bliss. It’s an evening on the porch for the two “Old Folks”, played by senior Mark Grudzinski and sophomore Kelly Harle. Taking the skit from an old Carole Burnett show, the performance portrayed the joys, senility and sexuality of old age. 1 W a M uffif rjvv rf, k. T . % 4, s u if JaN 34 Variety Show “One More Time”. Swinging into character fresh- men Andy Sherman gets the audience snapping their fingers to the best of “The Jazz Festival.” Andy’s perfor- mance on the saxophone was accompanied by freshman Mike Gustitas on the trumpet. This was only one of the 19 acts that were performed for the Variety show. Hairy situation. Preparing for his part, junior Chris Devlantes attempts to transform himself into a sleek but shifty businessman with the added help of make-up. Make-up is a necessary part of acting as it helps get the actors in the right frame of mind and help the audience get into the characters. I remember when I went on stage I couldn’t see or hear anything. I thought I was all by myself, that my partner, Mike, had left J stated freshman Andy Sherman. The act, “The Jazz Festival” was originat- ed to trick the audience. “We were supposed to be booed off after the first time, but the audience got such a kick out of our act we went out on stage three times. “It surprised Mike, me, and the rest of the crew stated Andy.” Success can be found even in the most unexpected situations. Variety Show 35 36 Spring Play Feats and flops are all part of the show i issing with vour bovfrtend and drinking alcohol in school without any negative reaction from the ad- ministration can only mean an unusual situa- tion. In this case, the situation makes up the plot of the play “Come Blow Your Horn” by Neil Simon. The spring play set the audito- rium ablaze as six actors took to the stage Feb. 1 1 and 12. The plot revolved around Allen, a 33 year old playboy portrayed by junior Chris Dav- lantes, who transforms his 2 1 year old broth- er, Buddy, acted by freshman Randy Grud- zinksi, into his carbon copy. Allen falls in love with a New York girl who has a very traditional set of values. Con- Sealed with a kiss. Welcoming mom into his abode, Allen tries to make her feel comfortable. Mom, played by senior Dawn Kusek, practices Scene I with junior Chris Davlantes. Rehearsals went on for a month before the February production. nie, played by sophomore Kelly Harle, has just about had it with Allen’s attitude. “In the beginnin g I am exactly what my father says I am, a bum. But I didn’t think so; I was just a care-free guy who had a lot of girls,” explained Chris. One such girl is Peggy, played by sopho- more Connie Boyden, who acts as a rich dumb blonde with not a care in the world. “The best part about being in the play was being able to try on different costumes for my character and experimenting with her,” said Connie. The turning point of the play came at the beginning of the third act. “I actually saw what I was like through Buddy. I lost my job and was pretty low. So when Connie left me, it iced the cake. Everything was gone; I had to develop,” stated Chris. Realizing this, Allen straightens up. He gets his job back and proposes to Connie, pleasing both himself and his parents. As the curtains draw to a close, Allen escorts Connie and his folks, played by sen- iors Dawn Kusek and Mark Grudzinski, out the door for an evening of celebration. The play itself is the major aspect of any production; however, there is another side to it all. It deals with the actors, producers and public. “One of the high points of this produc- tion was the cooperation and unity of the cast,” acclaimed Mrs. Linda Lemon, English 9 teacher and play producer. “The show did not make the money we expected. Publicity did really well with posters and flyers, but we needed more personal contact.” Chris added, “The play was put on in the 6o’s so not many students were familiar with it. This is different from last year’s play, “Mash”. The title rang a bell and, therefore, attracted more people.” This production may not have hit the high income bracket; however, Mrs. Lemon claimed, “If I had to set my priorities on whether we had to lose money versus people learning, I’d lose the money for the satisfac- tion of us knowing that we tried our hardest. As long as the cast did their best and learned something, then I am content.” In the spotlight. Contemplating his future, Allen, acted by junior Chris Davlantes, tries to appease Connie, his girlfriend, yet at the same time answer her question: " Where does it all go for us?” Connie, played by sopho- more Kelly Harle, will later become Allen’s wife. Aggravation and confusion. Trying to capture a mood or create a certain feeling can be a difficult task to accomplish. However, long nights spent developing their characters pay off as sophomore Connie Boyden and freshman Randy Grudzinski prepare for the opening night of “Come Blow Your Horn.” Hassles Hassles. Turning to an older brother for advise, freshman Randy Grudzinski portrays Buddy, a 2 1 year old who can’t cope with living at home anymore. Allen, his 33 year old brother, suggests he move in with him. Share and share alike, right? Wrong. This is just one of the farces that Neil Simon incorporates into his play, “Come Blow Your Horn.” .undM 4 the third act, the doorbell and phone are both supposed to ring. Spe- cial effects, right? Unfortunately, on opening night, the tech people missed the cues and did not ring the doorbell or the phone at the correct time. So, us poor actors on stage had to stand there improvising for five minutes until they decided to do the sound effects, J described junior Mark Grudzinski. Every production has its bloopers, and “Come Blow Your Horn” by Neil Simon held Feb. u and 12 was no exception. “I had to have my make-up re-done imme- diately before the production because the first time it was applied I looked like a Boy George,” exclaimed freshman Randy Grud- zinski. Sophomore Connie Boyden added jestful- ly, “I had the to kiss Randy on stage. Blaagh!” These mishaps may not make ABC’s TV Bloopers; however, they mark the events that can go on during an actual play production without the audience being the wiser. Now that’s incredible. Spring Play 37 Pirates capture audience as well as women s » warthy ruffians, complete with shining daggers, black beards, and fierce mustaches seized the audience to the island of Penzance on May 4 and 5. As the 8 p.m. curtain rose, the crowd real ized it was not going to be just another leisurely, laid-back evening as they watched the vivacious pirates revel in eating, drinking and being merry. However, not all of the pirates were con- tent with the loose and lawless life of the pirates. Frederick, senior Jim Davis, was an extremely unsatisifed orphan who had been indentured to the pirates. Upon turning 21, an anxious Frederick would be free to seek out a different, more respectable way of life. As the play sets in, Frederick, thinking he is a legal adult, is ready to relinguish his duties and his loyalties to the pirates. Seeking his new life away from the pirates, Frederick meets and falls deeply in love with Mabelle, played by senior Marie Lona, only to find out that she is the daughter of Major General, played by senior Scott Kambiss. It just so Engagement. Getting to know a little about each other, seniors Jim Davis, playing Frederick, and Marie Lona, playing Mabelle, exchange a few words without realizing this meeting could end up in marriage. happens that the Major General holds great animosity towards pirates. In the meantime, Frederick’s nursemaid, Ruth, played by senior Nancy Trippel, lets Frederick know her true amorous feelings toward him. Adding even more to his trou- bles, Ruth goes on to tell Frederick that he was born on a leap year. Therefore it would take poor Frederick 63 more years to celebrate 21 birthdays, which means that technically Frederick is still a pirate. Upon gaining the knowledge that Freder- ick is still a pirate, the stubborn Major Gener- al will not permit the marriage between his beloved daughter and the pirate. However, a determined Mabelle continues to display her feelings wholeheartedly while singing the song “Poor Wandering One.” All’s well that ends well, as the hard-headed Major General softens up after recognizing the strength of the young couple’s love and allows Mabelle and Frederick to be wed in matrimony. With this turn of events, the pirates, fol- lowing Frederick’s lead, break the long stand- ing tradition of bachelorhood by collectively “tying the not.” The pirates had stumbled upon a different kind of treasure, the women Rowdy rucketeers. Displaying their care-free way of life, the pirates find their happiness with drinking and dancing. Of the celebrating pirates are sophomores Bob Kish, Tom Hemingway, and Tom Dernulc, seniors Mike Meyer, John Hoch and Jim Davis, and junior Mike Watson. of the island of Penzance. Mabelle and Frederick’s story was not the only happy ending in this musical. Accord- ing to Mr. Richard Holmberg, Musical Di- rector, “The musical had turned out extreme- ly well because of the great cooperation in the cast, crew, and orchestra. The cast was very experienced and did an excellent job.” Although the musical exceeded Mr. Holmberg’s high expectations, the student turnout was a small disappointment. “We could have used much more student body support,” stated Mr. Richard Holmberg. It was speculated that the lack of student atten- dance was due to the fact that the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) was being given on the following day. Another slight problem besides the lack of student support was that the production of “Pirates of Penzance” was an operetta. This meant that more singing was entailed than in previous musicals. “Many of the lines were sung which made it difficult for us cast mem- bers. Marie Lona had a very hard part to sing since her songs were very high,” stated junior Rob Dixon. Not only did this provide complications for the cast, but for the audience as well. “Since the musical was an operetta, it made it a little hard to understand the words,” com- mented junior Debbie Kish. However, the cost was satisfied with the final results. “We worked hard for 2-3 months and we did a really good job. Every- thing turned out well,” stated senior Jim Da- vis. 38 Musical Charge. Giving specific orders, senior Laurie Deal tells senior policemen, Mike Meyer and Rich Dernulc to Caught in the act. Knowing how disrespectful it protcct the hc | p | css women of the island. These brave would be to belong to a pirate, senior Angie Zucker men are trying to k „ p thc p , ra(( . s away from struggles to get away from sophomore pirate Bob Kish Debbie O’Donnel, Anne Helms, Amy Etter, and Carol and senior pirate John Hoch. Witercha. punchline It’s just about time for “Pirates of Pen- zance” to begin and Jane and her friends are searching for their off-centered distant seats. At last, they see row T and seats 12-14. This seems to be the easy part — what becomes difficult is trying to see the musical from their seats. Whether it be a violin’s bow or a six foot man’s head, Jane complains as she cannot see the stage due to such obstacles. “It can be extremely annoying when you are seated be- tween two tall heads and it’s impossible to see the stage,” stated junior Brian Cuddington. “Either you are seated so far right or so far left that you can only see what is behind the curtain and not what’s on the stage,” com- mented sophomore Lise Layer. The musical has started and Jane is trying to capture every word while three late people squeeze the ir way through the knees of Jane and her friends. What could be worse than those usual late people who always think the musical will not run on schedule. Screaming babies and talkative teenagers also add to the disruption that is occurring in a few rows ahead of Jane. “It can be really rude when people are talking when you’re trying to watch the stage,” stated junior Jeff Volk. Though much confusion and chaos has occurred during the musical, Jane leaves con- tent because of the fine production. Musical 39 Be ads ' perfect fit Like a favorite pair of jeans, a best friend is comfort. Ah relief! I finally got out of those tight pants. There’s nothing better than slipping into my favorite pair of faded jeans. They’re perfect — they’re worn and comfortable. They are almost like a best friend. With my best friends, I don’t have to watch what I’m saying. I feel comfortable with them and know that I’m not being judged. “It seems some of the best times I remember and look forward to are the times when I’m with my best friend,” stated sophomore Lisa Zucker. “It’s great to just sit around and talk about all the funny and memorable things that happened to us.” Friends provide more than comfort. “Having a best friend is not having to worry about what you are saying in front of them,” said junior Jill Golubiewski. Junior Mark Vranich added, “A best friend is someone who I can really trust.” Whether it be going on a camping trip over the weekend, having a quiet night at home or simply making a short trip to Rifbordy’s for a look through the newest magazines, students rely on their best friends for companionship. I like knowing that I will always have the company of my best friend,” explained sophomore Diane Monak. Like a favorite pair of jeans that contain memories, a best friend serves as a reminder of past activities. According to sophomore Jeanne Strudas, “Best friends come from longtime relations, like starting in grade school and growing up with them.” However, sophomore Lynn Sweeny disagreed, “It doesn’t matter how long you have been friends; the times will always be remembered.” Share and share alike. There’s nothing like having a pal to share your lunch with. Keeping this in mind, freshman Paul Buyer smiles while his friend, Greg Gurscavich, freshman, snatches a few chips. Making plans. Eyeing their Chi tickets, sophomores Kristen Komyatti and Lori Kudele double up after purchasing their tickets for the upcoming dance and look forward to an evening of excitement with their dates. Close friendships were found to exist between guys and girls and even within a group. Lynn explained further, “You don’t have to be the same sex to be best friends. In fact, if you need an opinion concerning the opposite sex it really helps to ask them.” Some students found problems with friendships between the opposite sex. Diane said, “I see nothing wrong with a guy and girl friendship but there may be some things that are too personal to discuss with them.” Best friends are not just for couples only. Often best friends exist within a group of students. “Having more than one best friend is nice because it doesn’t limit your friendship to one person,” said Jennifer Johnson. “However, some people feel that one best friend is enough.” Those blue jeans may not be so blue anymore and they definitely have plenty of holes an d stains. But even though they’re missing a pocket and look old, I like them just the way they are. It’s a great feeling having a best friend, a person who can be counted on as a companion to go out with for a night on the town or simply to get into a conversation with. It’s just like slipping into my favorite pair of jeans. In the spotlight. Making their singing debut, seniors Jay Leiser, Tim Peters, Phil Bacino, Steve Yekel, and Mike Meyer take the mike during the U.S. Upper Showband’s break to sing the popular hit, “Roxanne” at the Home- coming dance. 40 Best Friends In search of the perfect male. Sophomores Kristy Peacher and Jeanne Strudas take time to glimpse through the latest issue of a body building magazine and compare their favorites. With a little help from my friend. Having a friend to help with homework comes in handy when there’s a test to study for. Seniors Sue Reddel and Jill Jasinski take advantage of each other’s company to prepare for a Trigonometry test. Best Friends 41 punchline u I was surprised to see Phil Ba- cino and his friends get up on the stage and perform a couple songs. They real- ly sounded professional J explained junior Kristin Cook. As “Living Proof” left the stage to take a break, “The Kings Pin” stepped in as they sang a few songs from U2 and Steppenwolf. This caught the attention of the audience and brought the dancing to a halt as they watched their fellow students perform under the spotlight. “Everyone was impressed by their talent they revealed,” stated sophomore Kelly Harle. 42 Prom New arrivals. After waiting in a long line of couples, seniors Andy Mintz and Ann Higgins look over their prom memory booklets they received upon entering the Ambassadors Hall. J Every breath students took was a fairy tale come true upon a time, May be exact, in the little town of Munster, 210 couples made their way to The Heights Banquet Hall, in Chicago Heights where this fairy tale took place. The couples were transported in a wide assortment of carriages, which ranged from rented limousines to dad’s station wagon. “Because Prom is such a formal occasion, arriving in a Cadillac seemed perfect,” added sophomore Melissa Moser. After comparing dresses and their dates, a sumptious dinner was served containing Lon- don Broil as the main course. After allowing a moment or two for the Sitting this one out. Enjoying the company at their table, seniors Sue Gurawitz and Amy Ratios laugh along with their dates as they relax, listen to the bands music and watch the other couples dance. delectable dinner to digest, students took to the dance floor while the music of “Living Proof” filtered through the air. “The band was good,” explained fresh- man Jen Moser, “but they took too many breaks.” During one of these breaks “The Kings Pin” consisting of seniors Phil Bacino on drums, Jeff Dedelow and Rich Sikorsky on guitars and lead vocalist Lee Karras roared through their rendition of Stephen Wolfs’ “Born to Be Wild.” Adding to. the fairy tale aspect of the evening, a prom King and Queen were cho- sen. These honors went to junior Rob Dixon and senior Aileen Dizon. They took to the dance floor as they swayed to the theme of Prom, “Every Breath You Take.” The couples that wanted to rest their ach- ing feet from hours of dancing found this a good opportunity to capture the magic mo- ment with a posed picture in front of a pic- turesque water scene. “The line seemed endless,” stated junior John Brosovic, “but Prom is a big event and taking pictures help remember the occasion.” As the clock struck 1:30 a.m. the couples seemed to vanish, making their way home for a romantic morning breakfast with their date or a post prom party at a friends’ house. Although the fairy tale night ran smooth- ly, the preparations for Prom were much more complicated and took a long time. The first job was to find a location for the dance. A list of six or seven pages was divided among the Class Executive Council (CEC) members. This was then narrowed down and the decision was finally made. Plans were continued through the sum- mer. By the middle of summer, CEC started to look for a band. “Making the decision was tough,” said Nancy Yang, junior. This pro- cedure lasted until October where they looked at and heard the bands play. Decem- ber rolled around and a band was finally picked out. They chose ’Living Proof,’ be- cause they had a great selection of music and they were very good,” stated Mona. Now that the major preparations were taken care of, the smaller ones had to be made. A royal announcement. After the votes had been counted, Junior Class vice-president, Eric Gomez and president Mona ElNaggar presented junior Rob Dixon and senior Aileen Dizon with the titles King and Queen. Prom 43 Enjoying the moment. After many fast dances it was time for a slow number. When this opportunity came, juniors John Owen and Sherrill Murad were more than happy to take advantage of it. Names in the clouds. Looking for the names of their dates among the many that were there, seniors Chris LaRoche, junior John Irk and senior Brian Welch look along the stage wall for their momentos. Decisions on the menu and the color schemes for the linen were finally made by January. Going on into February the cost of the tickets was decided to be kept at 35, the same as last year. Soon it was March and the next step was choosing a photographer. After over an hour of looking at three photographers’ presenta- tions, they chose the one they wanted. Now with only a few weeks left until the main event, the final decision that had to be made was the Prom favors. The decision was to have two glasses and also to print a mem- ory booklet. Just like a favorite fairy tale that lingers in one’s mind, Prom night came to a close but left behind many memories. Time out. Holding out for a faster moving song, junior Tony Andello and sophomore Lisa Gonzales share a few minutes of quiet conversation as music plays softly in the background. A one and a two. With the dance floor constantly filled to capacity, everyone showed off their own particu- lar moves. Senior Beth Hackett took to the music with a swaying and snapping motion, while senior Avi Stern shuffled his feet to the beat. Junior Tammy Bard and her date Tom Ray found an open spot on the floor for a slow dance together, and sophomore Brigett Vallieu took it slow and easy. Prom 45 Applause applause. As the commencement ceremony draws to a close, seniors can’t help but give themselves a round. After four years, it’s worth it. Getting it together. Forgetting for a day his usual role of disciplinarian, Mr. John Marshak, assistant principal, takes time to be a friend and helps senior Peter Such put on the finishing touches. Taking it in stride. Making her way upon the plat- form, senior Susan Reddel approaches Mr. Pete Bom- berger. School Board President, in order to happily receive her diploma. 46 Graduation 297 rally together after four years for grand finale T he anticipation may have be- ll gun with the first entrance into the monstrous school, or perhaps during ev- ery major exam. Whichever it was, through- out four years the final goal always appeared so far out of reach. Yet for 297 students, June 3 marked the day that they could look back on those endless hours of homework, those crabby or fun-filled teachers, their heavy text books and worn-down pencils and realize that it boils down to one thing . . . graduation. The past 1 2 years have prepared you for a new life,” exclaimed Superintendent Dr. Wallace Underwood during the commence- ment ceremony. “You’re now citizens of the world and must begin life as an adult.” Realizing his statement was important, the graduates spent the 75 minute ceremony looking back on their four years of high school reviewing what memories popped into their minds. Was it the way the one teacher talked? Was it maybe yelling down the halls to on coming friends? It could always have been the relief one felt when the bell rang at 2:40 on Friday. The security of home or the constant wish for college life filled the gradu- ates’ anxious minds. For the Class of ’84 there were many things to look back on. Salutatorian Jeff Gresham helped take them through their four year accomplishments, including the class floats which won first place both in ’82 and in ’83. According to graduated senior Angie Zucker, “When I look back on high school, I remember long musical practices, my zero hour class and things like late night chemis- try parties with all my friends. Perhaps high school was best summed up, not only for the Class of ’84 but for the younger classes by Valedictorian Maureen Morgan when she said a vital thing to reflect on before taking a step into the adult world would be, “for each of us to believe in our- selves and our abilities.” After all, today’s dreams are tomorrow’s realities, and everyone in the Class of ’84 had the power and ability to make them come true. Congrad’s Grad. Receiving the sign of approval along with the diploma, senior Karen Pluard gives a sigh of relief as she makes the final grade. Roll call. With 297 names to read. Senior Class presi- dent Karen Pfister finds her task is almost completed being that she is midway through the R’s. Graduation 47 s« S. ' S " sA° STUDENT LIFE TOP SECRET. Take a peek into the exclusive files of Paragon’s mini mag for the real scoop on student life. Delving into the deepest depths of students’ ideas, interests, and idiosyncracies, the mini mag has uncovered the true stories behind student life. Spilling the news of what’s in and what’s not, the Fads ’N Fashions file reveals the trend in torn t-shirts, the fitness phenomenon and the move towards munching mania. Flip to the next file and find out what’s really going on behind the scenes. Discover the steamy truths of lockeroom activities, the true to life dramas behind the curtain and the real reasons behind the deserted powderpuff field. Moving forward in the files, you’ll delve beneath the surface for an inside view of students’ inner and outer concerns. As you continue your quest for the real picture of student life, you’ll get stuck on the contagious, embarrassing, and awkward laugh- ter bursting forth from Paragon’s spoof on sticky situations. Break the seal of Paragon’s People’s Choice file and discover the winning traits for catching and keeping the opposite sex. Fianlly reaching the end of our explosive files, you’ll find personal profiles on those miscellaneous few who can’t be categorized. So go ahead, if you dare, take a peek. But approach with caution. Someone could be watching. 48 A Peek into Student Life Because student life has so many facets, we could only give you a small peek: Unable to resist the temptation, juniors Mary Kottaras and Lee Gomez gape at a hilariously dressed student attired in rollers and long johns who is hailing in “Good Morning Day” for Homecoming spirit week. For a look at the more serious side of student life, peer between the books to find senior Sue Flynn working diligently at the Public Library to earn some extra spending money. A feeling of solitude is stirred while focusing on the semi-filled bleachers cov- ered with colorful confetti left as the remnants of a once spirited and boisterous crowd. A Peek into Student Life 49 tudents munch, crunch fads of the times Crunch! Slurp! Man, do I have the munchies! Crunch! Crunch . . . Eating was not only a necessity, it was fun. Manufacturers produced a variety of new food ideas and consumers just ate them up. Gummy Bears, Tostitos, and the Hi-C Drink Box were only a few popular new products. Many other new foods were take-offs of favorite video games, such as Donkey Kong cereal. Furthermore, Pac Man pro- ducts came in a range of food ideas from candy to Different strokes for different folks. Follow- ing their own fashion tastes, sophomore Jim Harri- son and friend David Pidella don the double breast- ed look. However, preferring the casual style is junior Wendy Vance with the denim mini. Step- ping out in parachute pants, sophomore Jennifer Burns dances away while senior Lisa Trilli creates her very own style and tops off the casual “T”. Although these new items had become popular with students, there were always the “golden oldies” which remained favorites for students. For instance, “potato chips and pizza will always be ‘in,’ ” accord- ing to junior Jackie Ostrowski. The obsession with health and fitness affected the choices made in buying food. “People are more concerned with being healthy and staying fit. Be- cause of this, a lot of people have stopped buying junk food and have started reading labels and pur- chasing food stuffs with more nutritious value,” Jackie explained. “Salad has become popular— espe- cially in fast food chains, like Burger King.” With trends toward fitness, the food industry had come up with appropriate new items. One such item was Nutrasweet, an ingredient that had shown up in colas like Diet Pepsi and Diet Coke. “I think Nutrasweet is a good substitute for sugar. There isn’t a big difference in taste — so why have sugar when Nutrasweet is lower in calories?” Jackie supported. Food, no matter what was added to the list of items, became part of the fads of the day. Stocking up. Picking his way through the cereal aisle in Burgers, junior Curtis Jurgenson fills his cart with the lat- breakfast orn T’s, leather minis hit top of Fashion charts The days when only one style of clothing was in whether it be strictly one length or one color, seem to have faded away. Nowadays styles range from high tops to high heels and can fluctuate anywhere from Polos to parachute pants. Hitting the top this year was the “Flashdance Fad.” Torn sweatshirts and leather mini skirts made one’s attire classy yet comfortable. The days when designer names stole the show has long since been shot down. Army and tie-dyed attire cover ed bodies literally from hats to shoes. The alligator and its preppy presence was all but soaked up once “Gentleman’s Quarterly” hit the hallways. Individuality shone through as students donned wardrobes especially suited for themselves. “I don’t go out of my way to be fashionable,” stated senior Bob Hart, “but I like to gain a sense of individuality from the way I dress.” “Conforming to one style is out. I dress the way I like to dress and am not concerned with what is in style and what is not,” stated junior Janice Klawitter. “I dress in clothes that are appealing to me.” Now it’s up to you. Let your taste decide. What will it be, high tops or high heels? Who knows, maybe Glad Wrap baggies will be the next rave. 50 A Peek into Student Life It is a fast paced, quick moving action program. The fad of getting into aerobics exercise seemed to hit the town with a lot of energy. Students took advantage of the benefits reaped from exercising or attending aerobics classes. Be- sides building up endurance and getting into shape, the students found it to be a fun and enjoyable way to stay healthy. “I don’t go to an aerobics class, but I exercise at home. I like to stay in shape,” junior Michelle Novak explained. Exercising came in many different versions. A lot of students stretched out their muscles before going to bed or when waking up in the morning. For a more vigorous workout, students diligently followed exercise shows on TV or joined a health club or an aerobic jazzercize classes. “Going to an aerobics class is a constructive way to spend time outside of school,” commented junior Cathy Sublett. With all the exercise that students took part in, whether it be to keep in shape or just to have a good time, the aerobics and exercise craze seems to have hit the students with full force. Pressing matters. Using the chest press, sophomore Jeanne Stru- das uses Dynasty’s Nautilus workout room to keep her muscles in good working condition. atchy flicks catch on I could not understand why everyone was buying perfectly good sweatshirts and cutting them to shreds. My friends told me to wake up and see “Flashdance,” the movie known for its freestyle dancing and award winning music. “The actress in ‘Flashdance,’ Jennifer Beals, was the first person to start the trend of wearing cut-up sweatshirts,” ac- cording to sophomore Kristen Kellams. I was still skeptical about movies hav- ing any great impact on their viewers until I saw “Ris ky Business.” “Risky Business” is a comedy portraying a teenage boy left alone in the house while his parents are out of town. ’’After seeing a movie like this, I know my parents will think twice about leaving me in the house alone while they are away,” stated junior Jodi Jerich. While “Risky Business” left me laugh- ing hysterically, “Terms of Endearment” had quite the opposite effect. The movie deals with a relationship between a mother and daughter and how their lives undergo many changes. While teenagers rake in an abundance of movies each year, only a select few films have a great influence on the way they dress, act, and feel. Fads ’N Fashions 51 Behind the Scenes The game that never was r Across the street from the vast high school could be seen a football field com- plete with the bleachers, goal posts, con- cession stands, and all of the other neces- sary parts to make a successful Powder Puff game. Moreover, one thing was miss- ing — the players! Powder Puff is a volunteer athletic event in which junior and senior girls compete in a flag football game. Al- though the game doesn’t entail tackling or the use of shoulder pads, it is still competitive. The traditional Powder Puff game wasn’t played this year. “It seemed that nobody was willing to take the time to organize a game, especially the senior girls,” stated junior Aileen Walker. “Many seniors were working for col- lege and they couldn’t find enough free time,” explained senior Amy Nelson. “There were a few girls who wanted to play, but there were not enough to get a team together.” According to junior Kim Kocal, “Hopefully next year there will not be a lack of participation and the Powder Puff game will resume with a lot of organiza- tion.” Behind Closed Doors Exactly what lays behind those mystical locker room doors that house the athletes before, during, and after their events remains an intriguing question. Of course, there are the basic showers, lockers and mirrors; nevertheless, those walls enclose tears, tensions, tribula- tions and triumphs of athletes who perform from every corner of the gymnasium. “Throughout the year we all become very close. Like most teams we spend a lot of time together and get to know one another well. Our locker room activities are not unique. We are just a bunch of girls who console or congratulate one another or just sit around and joke about a bunch of stuff,” stated sophomore Melissa Jacobo, member of the tennis team. However, senior Scott Robbins revealed a different version of the locker room. “We are not those cool and collected guys you see outside of the locker rooms,” he explained. “You never see the deodorant, toothpaste, or shampoo fights. The whole team gets it. When we win a big meet, pandamonium breaks out.” So who knows, the next time athletes emerge from behind those doors, they may have just completed rough housing, stretching out, or reaching out to help one of their cohorts. After all, isn’t that what they call teamwork? Halftime hassles. Hard work is not only restricted to on the field alone. During half- time football players find time in the locker room to tape up or psych up for the duration of the game. It can be assured these faces will be covered with determination once those locker room doors open and the players emerge. 52 A Peek into Student Life Flashing officials: figures of importance Check out that dude in the funky black and white outfit down there! What is he doing? A new dance? Though everyone in the crowd may not be familiar with a referee’s actions, the system of signals which he uses are vital to the game. A referee’s signals have many different purposes. “The referee uses signals to ex- plain what is happening throughout the game,” junior Chad Conway explained. “Also these signals are important to the scorekeepers not only to the fans.” The referee came in handy whenever the fans had lost track of what was hap- pening in the game. Chad concluded that, “In a large stadium, not everyone can hear the announcer so the referee uses different signs to show the penalty or to explain the action in the play.” For the scorekeepers to keep an accu- rate account of the game, the referee’s symbols were mandatory. “Scorekeepers count on referees to signal them, so they record what had happened during the play,” explained Chad. Though a referee’s signals may always be recognized, they’re a vital part of the game for fans and officials alike. Backstage Performance It’s the final scene, last act, and the curtain is drawn. All the eyes are on the main characters. The audience knows what’s happening on stage, but what’s going on behind the scenes. While the main characters are per- forming in the front, backstage is often a busy and hectic place also. The prop man- agers are busy getting things ready for the next scene, the scenery has to be set up, and the make-up crew is touching up the characters make-up. “All the hours of work accompanying a successful show end with a ‘strike’,” said junior Janice Klawitter, “Everyone helps to store scenery and props.” As the curtain closes and the lights dim, the final performance has come to an end. Next year the play will be different, but the chaos will still be the same. No time for play. Working very diligently on the e P lain ,0 stn,ors J ohn Ha ' dtn and Marc BUck hc play scenery, juniors Nancy Yang and Carol Kim « act desi 8 n for ,he l» g round - Behind the Scenes 53 Outer View No time like the present. For those guys who have turned 18, they must sign up for the draft. Senior Jeff Goldsmidt doesn ' t hesitate as he registers for the draft at the local Post Office. iAkrgument over fighting Marines Beirut, Lebanon, and Grenada re- ' , ceived nationwide attention as President Ronald Reagan sent Marines to these three areas. The troops stationed in Bei- rut and Lebanon were there as a “peace keeping force.” In response to a cry for help, U.S. soldiers were sent to Grenada. The country was in political upheaval and was in danger of being taken over by Cuba. Many saw this action as a necessity to maintain peace. “I feel the troops are necessary in Leba- non due to the political turmoil in the area,” said social studies teacher Mr. Jay McGee. U.S. involvement in Grenada was ac- ceptable to some because a takeover by Cuba would have affected the U.S. Nu- merous American students were living in Cuba while attending school at St. George University, a medical school on the island. Sophomore Julie Pardell thought that the Marines should be in Cuba but only until a democratic government was estab- lished. “Then intervention should stop.” With just or unjust cause, numerous Marines were out of the country fighting others’ wars, while their loved ones were wishing that they were home and praying that they would make it back alive. Uncle Sam wants you Once an individual turns 18, it seems he is considered an adult in more ways than one. Legally, he has come of age to vote and is considered an independent person. More privileges and responsibil- ities also accompany this age. Signing up for the draft is not complicated; as a matter of fact, it is the duplicate process of registering to vote. It is required by law that all males sign-up, but females are exempt from this obligation. Views about this inconsistency varied through- out the student body. Equal opportunity for women arose to be a possible argument for girls signing up. Senior Debbie O’Donnel commented, “Some girls want to be able to fight because of equal opportunity.” Opinions varied about requiring females to sign-up for the draft. “I really can’t say whether it’s morally right, being a girl and not being required to sign-up. I don’t know the feeling of being forced to fight, possibly against my will,” said junior Joan Horvat. Many boys opposed being forced to sign-up for the draft. Senior Andy Mintz stated, “I don’t agree that we shold be forced to sign-up; after all, this is a free country.” With turning 18 comes increased independence, graduation from high school, and the right to vote; however, for males that golden age also means the responsibility of signing up for the draft and aiding the country if necessary. Effects of Commission’s earth-shaking findings It was said last year that because of the poor education system in the United States, the country’s future was on shaky ground. Howev- er, the effects of that predi ction made in the report by the National Commission on Excellence in Education (NCEE) are just being felt. The NCEE’s shocking findings have provoked many changes to be introduced into the school system. Acting on the commission’s warning that the schools are becoming “overcome by a rising tide of mediocrity,” Indiana’s Board of Educa- tion decided to change graduation requirements, lengthen the school day, and disclude early release. According to the NCEE, “about 1 3 per cent of 17-year-olds in the United States can be considered functionally illiterate.” However, Munster is the exception with 68 per cent to 78 per cent of the total number of graduates continuing on to college. The NCEE also recommended that more studies of computers and science be added to the curriculum. This trend was evident in Mun- ster with the doubling in the number of students taking computer math. The number of students enrolled in Advanced Placement Chemistry also doubled. Many believe that this increase in computer intelligence will help to insure a brighter future. “With my knowledge of computers, it may help me to find a future occupation,” explained junior Chris Davlantes. The small booklet that took an 18 member board months to research has caused the American society to take a closer look at its educational system and to institute some major changes in the curricu- lums of their schools. Home team pride shattered by Ugly Crack! It’s up, it’s flying, it’s . . . it’s over the fence, a grand slam! The Chicago White Sox were bes- towed the reputation of “winning ugly.” Their reputation is based on this fact: when the Sox appeared to be losing, they would perk up at the end of the game and score a run and win. Though not a flattering depiction, the Sox’s nickname has a ring of truth. “ ‘Winning ugly’ describes the Sox’s sea- son of 1983 perfectly,” junior Sue Golden solidly confirmed. Despite the implication of “winning ugly”, White Sox fans still remained loyal to their team. “The White Sox are a great team,” claimed Sue, “I will always support my favorite home team.” “Can I have your autograph?” While visiting a bank in Scherriville White Sox left fielder Ron Kittle signs an autograph for fan junior Wally Bra- cich. 54 A Peek into Student Life Hart sweeps election leaving Mondale, Jackson in the dust! If the following election, conducted from no students, had any validity, the above headline would hold true. After the votes were tallied, the results found Gary Hart at the top of the ladder, with 70 votes and a 64 percent favor. Down a few notches Walter Mondale earned 30 votes and a 27 percent piece of the pie. At the bottom Jesse Jackson took 10 votes. Although dirty politics have been eliminated, reasons exist why students chose their favorite candi- date. One junior girl exclaimed, “Walter Mondale has more experience. Too often Hart changes his beliefs to please whoever he is addressing.” On the other hand, a supporter of Hart ex- claimed, “Hart has some new ideas, and that is what our country needs.” As for comments on Jesse Jackson, there were none. Who knows, maybe he should change his name to Michael and take up dancing. X He irt | J|, 64 percent Ni ) Addle 27 p " " " ' X Ja CkSOfl pee. Teachers have rights too As summer came to a close and school opened once again, students returned to find teachers picketing. Teacher contract negotiations were at a stand still and a majority of teachers had begun to picket outside the school. “We wanted to alert the community that negotiations were breaking down,” explained Mrs. Linda Elman, Spanish teacher. The teachers felt that by picketing in the morning before school, the problem would not go unnoticed. “Arriving to school, I saw a band of teachers holding signs which displayed their anger,” said junior Diane Kovacich. After ten months of picketing and ne- gotiating, at last a settlement was reached. Not only did the teachers receive a five percent increase in pay, but their efforts had brought them other substantial re- wards. “Through picketing and through the support of teachers who didn’t picket, we unified a band of different teachers,” commented Mrs. Elman, Spanish teach- er. After negotiations, picketing, and bit- ter words had passed, students were once again in no danger of a loss of education, and the atmosphere returned to its pre- vious normalcy. ft Expressions. Teachers negotiating for a new con- tract show their feelings through the wearing of propaganda. EXTRA! EXTRA ARf MUNSTER rn ,„ 7 ACHERS G OINg TO STRIKE ' FIRS H ome inside of home It’s not very often that kids have much say in how they want the kitchen remod- eled or any other part of the house for that matter. Yet, there is always one place that students can go to with a sigh of relief or a feeling of familiarity: their bed- rooms. It’s a sort of home inside of home with personal books, posters and furniture that all aid in reflecting one’s personality. “In my room I have pictures of horses plastered all over my wall,” stated Lee Gomez, junior. “It’s my goal to one day own millions of them. I guess in a way this shows a part of me.” What’s junk to one person may be a valuable treasure to another. “I have a fairly large bulletin board on one side of my wall,” explained junior Kathy Sublett. “It has a bunch of little knick knacks on it, like my picture of Richard Gere. It might seem dumb to somebody else, but everything up there has a special meaning to me.” Not only do bedrooms reveal personal- ities, but they also serve as a private ha- ven, a place to escape to. Junior Tad Ben- oit expressed, “My room is like my own world. It is the only place I can go to get away from it all. Once I’m up there, no tensions or pressures affect me.” For a real peek into students’ personal- ities, bedrooms can be a very revealing source. It is all a matter of preference. Which is more appealing, the pink toe shoes hanging neatly above the canopy bed, or the abomination of clothing and other litter askew on the water bed? No matter what style makes up the personal- ity of a bedroom, one has a certain quality that jumps up and proclaims, “This is Cluttered but cozy. After weaving his way through the clothes, boxes, and clutter, junior Jeff Witham, along with his kitten, Kip, relax after a hectic day at school. Classic quarters. After six hours of sitting behind a desk, sophomore Jennifer Auburn settles down to flip through Seventeen magazine while waiting patiently for dinner. TTurn on to toys: Teens pick favorites “There is never a dull moment,” junior Crystal Conner describes, “It’s always dif- ferent and exciting.” Crystal numbers her portable radio, or “Jam Box,” as her favorite toy. By the time a child has reached his teenage years, he has usually outgrown Play-Do and Barbie Dolls; however, students still have their own entertainment. Some popular teen toys are Cabbage Patch Kids, a new and expensive craze on the market, and home video games such as Pac Man and Donkey Kong. “Stuffed animals will always be a favorite,” com- mented Crystal as she thought about the one her boyfriend gave her. One boy, junior Jay Adams, even con- sidered that “cars are popular toys.” Jay believed the reason behind this is that “cars are fun to drive and easy to take care of. The car you drive can reflect your personality.” Children will play and so will teens. While not with Barbies and GI Joes, stu- dents spend much time with their own personal favorites. 56 A Peek into Student Life TThose outlandish lockers Most people think of a locker as just a place to keep books or else a place where athletes store their equipment. However, lockers adorned with momentos and me- moribilia proved these views false. Passing through the halls, one can catch a glimpse of students’ personalities by viewing lockerdoors. Pictures of favor- ite models or just out-of-the-ordinary snapshots can be seen neatly arranged up and down the inside of lockers. “Putting up pictures is a good way to change the look of lockers,” explained sophomore Tammy Mueller. Snapshots are among the many items placed in lockers. Some lockers seem like giant photo albums. They contain pic- tures of friends at dances, rememberances from past concerts, and photos of boy- friends or girlfriends. Although not all students choose to decorate their lockers, it’s not unusual to see creative and unique ways used to alter the appearance of lockers. Covered from top to bottom. Adding a person- al touch to her loclcer, junior Christine Johnson hangs up a cluster of attention catching pictures. Her touch makes her locker one-of-a-kind. FJnique pets vs. man’s best friend The ordinary was exchanged for the extraordinary as students decided that Rover the dog and Muffin the cat had become just another household item. The strive for something new had come and many students welcomed a change. “I cornered and captured a wild rac- coon. He was much more fun than a b normal pet because he would climb the walls in my house and eat his food with his hands,” explained sophomore Angie Paris. “Green Iguanas made great pets. They are strange, unusual, and easy to take care of,” expressed junior Jay Adams. “We’ve had dogs, cats, and birds, but my first love is horses,” explained junior Wendy Hembling. Whatever the reason for the switch of interest in animals, students went out on all fours to enjoy more off-the-wall and different pets. Taking time out for love. Spending his spare time with an unusual pet, sophomore Chris Sannito toys with his Burmese python. F ears: frights hit heights Don’t walk under the ladder! Hey, careful — that’s a mirror, you know! While seven years of bad luck may not accompany the cracking of a mirror, un- shakable fears and phobias do. Students found that superstitions were a part of everyday life. “Just entering an elevator gets me all nervous because of a bad experience with elevators,” stated sophomore Michelle Moskovitz. “I was in an elevator, which was on the side of a mountain, and the power went out.” However, not all phobias are caused by a personal experience. “All my life my biggest fear was to be smothered by a pillow,” expressed freshman Laura Welsh. Step on a crack, break your mother’s back. “For years I’ve been avoiding lines in the sidewalk because of this supersti- tion,” stated freshman Joe Berris. According to the late Franklin Delano Roosevelt, “All we have to fear is fear itself.” But what about black cats, high altitudes and shattered mirrors? Inner View 57 Sticky Situations S tudents bubble with delight over tantalizing tastes A snicker: it’s so satisfying Whether battling boredom, dieting, or exercising their jaws, students found the tradition of chewing gum a great pastime. There were a variety of reasons for the popularity of the blowing and bursting mania. “I chew gum all the time,” said sophomore Michele Jones, “It really helps to get me going.” Another popular reason for the chewing craze was due to students who took part in dieting. “Lots of times when I didn’t want to eat, I would just pop in a piece of gum,” said junior Scott McGregor. With an innovative trend, new types of gum came out which captured much attention and caused students to switch from their selected types to newer ones. With the manufacturers trend towards interesting and innovative gum, students were given a chance to chew a wide variety of fruit flavored gum. Whether it was Bubb- licious Tropical Pineapple or Bubble Yum’s Tropical Punch, students’ taste buds were tickled with the fruity flavor of fresh ideas in gum. If it wasn’t the fancied fruit flavor that attracted you, the imitation of one of your favorite fast foods caught your eye. Nothing is better for a diet than to sit down with a taco, hamburger and a package of french fries. Eat them and end up getting cavities, not calories. With all these new tantalizing tastes made to please the palate, students got a burst of refreshing new flavor with every brand. Hands off. Desparate to find a picture for their sticky situations spread, yearbook members stage a gum blowing contest during their third hour class. Junior Sherrie Romar was proclaimed the winner after much blowing and bursting, and Paragon met its deadline. A clever line in a movie, the punch line of a joke, and a humorous sentence in a book all call for a chuckle or two. Howev- er, in many situations this behavior is completely inappropriate. These are often the times when students are overcome by bursts of hysterical laughter. “We all had a section to read in order to practice pronunciation in Spanish class. One student stumbled over a word and said it totally wrong. I was the only one in the whole class who laughed and I laughed until my stomach hurt and tears were rolling down my face. Nobody else seemed to think it was funny,” exclaimed junior Pocholo Cruz. The laughing mania is almost impossi- ble to cure — it’s unpredictable, uncontrol- lable and contagious. “Laughing is a hard emotion to control and once you start, you never stop,” contested sophomore Missy Thomason. “In gym class, when everyone runs the half mile, a student might fall and for some ridiculous reason I laugh when it really isn’t that funny,” stated freshman Aaron Krevitz. “Being in Chemistry class, with strict teachers who don’t put up with nonsense, you really have to be careful of what you do. Even though we were taking notes to an important lecture, my friend and I couldn’t help laughing. It became hard trying to explain why we laughed. We didn’t know either,” recounted sopho- more Todd Bramen. Though the atmosphere may be strict and silent, those bursts of laughter cannot be controlled. What starts as a snicker will build to a chuckle and end up in a conta- gious roar. 58 A Peek into Student Life Ak moment to remember Coming to school with a shirt but- toned wrong, wearing two very different socks, or walking accidentally into the wrong bathroom are just a few examples of embarrassing experiences that students end up laughing about later. Embarrassing moments seem to add a little spice to life. There is usually no damage done, except perhaps for a couple dents in the person’s pride. “Everyone has had at least one embar- rassing experience. After it’s all over you think, did I really do that? Then you end up laughing about it,” commented Penny Falecetti, junior. To some, these moments seem to hap- pen at the wrong time. “I was in a big hurry to catch my bus. As it was pulling away, my shoe flipped off in front of me. Everyone on the bus was watching me as I ran to get my shoe,” recounted sophomore Jeanne Strudas. Not all embarrassing moments will happen in school. “I dropped some change on the floor in a shopping mall after buying some gum. When I bent down to pick it up, the zipper on my jeans completely broke off,” remarked a junior girl. Of course these accidents always seem to happen in public. Once those zippers bust or shoes fly, there are always 600 wise guys to help add to the embarrassment and color of your face. Take it lightly though. Most likely in the future you’ll stumble across some poor innocent soul trying to conceal a very similar busted zipper, and it is very prob- able that a giggle of laughter will escape from your lips. Was it something I said? During a break from classes while somewhat digesting their lunch, fresh- Schmidt, burst out in uncontrolUble laughter while man Denise Dettman, Maria Kozak, and Elaine their friend crouches to hide her embarrassment. -Awkward Situations Problem: You’re over at your best friend’s house and her boyfriend stops by. All of a sudden, they start fighting. Because they respect your opinion, they ask you who you think is right. Although you don’t want to get involved, you feel your best friend is being unfair, but you don’t want her to be mad at you. What should you do? Solution 1: It has always been said that honesty is the best policy. This may work for some in this case. Especial ly if you have a strong friendship, the girl should be able to take some constructive criticism. If she is not able to, then your friendship isn’t worth much. Solution 2: If you don’t want to cause a rift in your friendship, you could excuse yourself and say that this is their tiff and you don’t want to get involved. Problem: You’re walking down the hall with a friend and meet up with somebody that you know, but your friend doesn t. So, you start to introduce this person to your friend and then, horrified, you realize that you forgot the person’s name. Your mind is a total blank. You’re stuck. What should you do? Solution 1: You could always use the old line that they should introduce themselves so they can get to know each other better. Then you can escape down the hall. Solution 2: Jokingly admit to the person that you’ve forgotten his name, and ask him if he could refresh your memory a little bit. You may have made an enemy out of a friend, but at least you were an honest person, which is what counts the most. Bubble Trouble. While sophomore Ush.i Gupta Despite objections from teachers, gum chewing was looks at the baseball display, she finds herself in a still a favorite activity of students, sticky situation. Sticky Situations 59 Cy O • »H o jC U tfl JU " a o o a. opping the charts In order from most important to least important, these are the values school girls feel are a necessity in starting a rela- tionship with the opposite sex. 1: Sensitivity for others 2: Physical appearance 3: Style of clothing 4: Sense of humor 5: Moral values 6: Outgoing personality 7: Intelligence 8: Manner of speech 9: Athletic ability 10: Background and religion From the most important to the least, these categories were rated by boys as necessary in starting a relationship with girls. 1: Physical appearance 2: Sensitivity for others 3: Sense of humor 4: Intelligence 5: Outgoing personality 6: Moral values 7: Style of clothing 8: Manner of speech 9: Background and religion 10: Athletic ability Hand in hand. With the first bell less than half an hour away, a couple takes to the deserted west hallway in order to avoid the hustle and bustle of the cafeteria. 60 A Peek into Student Life m mm Personal preferences make difference Girls, ‘I view’ Guys, ‘I view’ Murphy’s Law, “If anything can go wrong it will,” seems to prove itself with most occurances. Dating is no exception. Some popular expressions after nights out seem to be, “I can not believe I fell down those stairs,” or, “I am so embarrassed I said that.” Well, how about thinking what the perfect date would be. After numer- ous statements from numerous guys, it was proven that personal preferences made the difference. “It all depends on the mood,” stat- ed senior Dave Adich, “If I’m in a romantic mood, then I just want it to be my girlfriend and I. However, if I’m feeling really sociable, a huge par- ty will be more my style.” Agreeing with this, junior Teddy Dawson claimed, “When it is just the two of you it doesn’t matter where you go so long as the two of you have a good time. Taking a more romantic approach, junior Rick Blaney expressed his ideas of a perfect date from start to finish. “I’d send her flowers, telling her what time I would pick her up. Then we would go out to eat at the place of her choice and later go somewhere that we could talk. In the end, I’d say good night and all those fun details.” These three ideas do not stand alone. They are but a few from three fish in that vast ocean where thou- sands of others are waiting for girls to cast their lines. his sweetheart, junior Jeff Kaeg, bine purchases a bouquet of flow from Bohling florist. Ooh, la, la! Tall, dark, and hand- some, what a ‘io’! Most girls have dreamed of a ro- mance with the perfect guy. Here we have a few descriptions of what exactly makes up that ideal male. “The perfect date to me is a boy who has a good personality, and is honest and caring, and who is good looking,” said junior Sherry Chairo. Senior Michelle Spicer believed that the perfect date “is a nice looking, wealthy, good mannered guy with a great personality.” Once a girl has found the boy she wants, time spent together is an im- portant factor in the relationship. Michelle settled for “at least three nights a week, usually on the weekend, and for about four hours every day.” On the other hand, Sherry believed the more time that is spent together, the better. “Five days a week for six to seven hours is the time I spend with my boyfriend.” Friendship is something to be cher- ished, but when a boyfriend is in- volved with ano ther girl, jealousy may rear its ugly head. “No way would I allow my boyfriend to have other girl- friends!” gasped Michelle, “I would not feel right being with him knowing he may be thinking of another girl.” Not so severe as Michelle, Sherry deals with the case using restrictions. “There is nothing wrong with having a friend of the opposite sex, as long as it doesn’t get serious.” Despite which concept is taken, re- lationships and guys are an important part of a schoolgirl’s life. Making a move. Picking the right card, sophomore Dave Sanders goes for a full house, while trying to get an advantage over sopho- more Lynn Moehl’s strategy. It may not be the perfect date; however, on a rainy day a game of cards can be just the thing to settle down for. Twist and Shout. Though they are only good friends, seniors Phil Bacino and Mike Meyer still enjoy dancing together. People’s Choice 61 T wins: twice as nice “When my twin brother and I were in seventh grade, we really resemble each other a lot. We both got this crazy idea to play a trick on the teachers. Since my brother was better in math, he decided to take two tests while I gave the book re- ports for English class. The teachers nev- er would have noticed if one of our fellow students hadn’t blurted out the wrong name in class,” recounted sophomore twin Gary Shutan. But along with the good comes the bad. “There is always a little competition. Someone is going to get the better chem- istry grade or the better baseball posi- tion,” stated junior Sean Hanas. However, not all twins found competi- tion to be a problem. “Although we couldn’t disguise ourselves, we never had that problem of competition with looks, sports, or friends,” stated sophomore Kim Palmer. “It’s great having a twin sister because we always can do our homework together and she brings all of her friends home for me to meet,” expressed twin brother soph- omore Jim Palmer. There is a lot more to twins than dress- ing alike, looking alike, and doing the same things. Many times having a twin comes in handy, but there are also times when the competition gets rough. Doubleplay. Stretching out before practice, junior Chuck Hanas lends a helping hand to twin brother junior Sean Hanas before the real competition starts. Lefties: feeling left out “You certainly are my right hand man,” exclaimed the executive to his em- ployer. “Just what do you mean by that,” said the fuming employee. “I can’t do without you, you are my right-hand man.” “I have never been so insulted,” yelled the employee and stalked off leaving a very confused boss, He didn’t know that the employee was left-handed and very sensitive. There are some lefties who are totally oblivious to their “lefthandedness.” Sophomore Jason Bischoff stated, “It really has never even crossed my mind.” When left-handed people are thinking about it, they realize that there are advan- tages to being left-handed. “It helps me in baseball because it is easier to hit,” exclaimed senior Butch Kusiak. “The right-handed pitchers always curve the ball towards you.” With all good comes some bad. “It irritates me because everything is made for right-handers,” said Norm Bargeron, senior. “I have to use right-handed scis- sors and get blisters.” Left-handed people have to suffer the perils of uncomfortable lecture desks, binders that open the wrong way and even the difficulty of finding scissors, yet they learn to adapt. Sophomore Lenn y Nowak stated, “You just have to adjust to things for right-handed people; it’s a right-handed world.” What do you think of when you see these people? Well don’t! Don’t stereotype these people. What most people don’t realize is that these people excel in certain fields. Junior Varsity cheerleader, sophomore Cathleen Chevigney, brings spirit to the student body. Senior Andy Mintz displays his taste for clean-cut, well-made clothes. Dressed in his foot- ball garb, sophomore Charlie Shoemaker expresses the confidence and pride of a winning team. Intelli- gence is a fine quality to possess. Seniors Andy Carter, Maureen Morgan, Enn Chen and Jeff Gresham exemplify the unlimited abilities of all stu- dents. Also, nonconformist sophomore Collin McKinney shows his individuality with his knowl- edge of punk rock music. 62 A Peek into Student Life Seeing red Fair skin, freckles, and sunburning are just some of the common characteristics of a redhead. This select group of people is also subject to acquiring nicknames, such as “carrot-top” and “red.” They must also put up with being ridiculed by others saying that their red hair clashes with their red clothes. Redheads are also unable to partake of a summer ritual: sun- tanning. “Every time you try to get a tan, you get sunburned,” said junior Sue Michel. However, not all aspects of being a redhead are negative ones. “It’s good at Christmas,” kidded ju- nior Tad Taylor, “because you fit into the holidays without trying.” On a more serious note, Sue said, “We are not stereotyped as much as brunettes or blondes are stereotyped.” So, while some may think that the only person who has red hair is Bozo the clown, they are wrong there. If they just take a look around, they will see a lot of redheads who aren’t clowns. It just doesn’t matter. Being a redhead is no hang-up for senior Jim Davis. With her arms around him while moving slowly to an evening out, Aileen Dizon doesn’t tag her date a minority. Labels aren’t just for clothes As the bell rang signifying the end of third hour, Amy the rah and her boy- friend, Chris the jock, walked down the halls holding hands on their way to their next class. While Dan the freak was on his way out back, Sue the brain had al- ready been at her locker and was on her way to the library to do some extra study- ing. Although fictitious, these people are in every high school. Whether consciously or subconsciously, almost everyone stereo- types the people around them. Categoriz- ing people is disapproved of by many. “It’s too bad that people have to see others in stereotypes instead of for what they really are. I hope stereotypes fade out,” said junior Joan Horvat. Stereotyping individuals is not just re- stricted to schools. Towns can also be subject to the labeling phenomenon. “People from other towns think that we are all rich spoiled kids,” said sopho- more Andy Hahn. Many try not to stereotype others and to keep an open mind. “People should be respected for their differences, not classi- fied,” explained Joan. So as Chris, Amy, Dan, and Sue walk the halls, they can be assured that in many other high schools around the country, hundreds of kids just like them are also being stereotyped. Miscellaneous 63 R ivals to the end. Fierce competition during the first annual Crier-Paragon football game brought about a playful rivalry between the publications. Though both sides fought to prove their superiority, Crier came up the victor in the end, winning both games. liar 1 JTfS i oneybags. Enjoying their task, sophomores Char- . lie Shoemaker and Tom Zudock count the profits from the German Club’s Oktoberfest while taking time out from their studies in Frau Meyer’s German III class. » tJ — J8L wM. hL. X i-’ ♦ r ■ onstructive criticism. Amidst a mass of maga- zines in the speech office, senior Karen Coltun lis- tens attentively to the critiques of her Humerous Interpreta- tion with intent concentration and a smile. m 64 Academics-Organizations n extensive curriculum, activities of every kind More classes were added, more activities designed But with the variation There came one complication A student was forced to make up his mind. A list of new courses he finally amasses But alas, he has a schedule for only six classes There’s Life Saving to get through And Drama and Advanced Soc. too And a new computer line of which nothing surpasses. Suddenly, he realizes that he has found an exit out He could add a zero class, of this he has no doubt He could take geometry then Or perhaps English io Or join Project Bio. and see what scuba’s all about. But perhaps he would be kept too busily occupied Could he join the clubs he wanted — would his time divide? Accounting Club looked inviting And Ski Club sounded exciting And Field Trip Club took excursions — he simply could not decide. Pondering over his Big Mac and Coke He is suddenly hit with a masterstroke He’s got no fears For he has four years Making this decision is definitely NO JOKE. Academics — Organizations 65 Sore eyes. Talcing a break from studying, senior Matt Hirsch removes his glasses and lays them on his books, so that he can rest his eyes from study- ing. At times too much reading can put a strain on the eyes. That’s a fact. Knowledge is passed along from Mr. Thomas Bird, physics teacher, to students through a lecture about vector problems given with mechanical assistance. Hurried homework. Given a few minutes to finish their assignments, seniors Krystal Colcla- sure, Dana Keckich, Scott Robbins and junior Tom Lobonc use all their resources to answer the assigned questions in their Humanities class dur- ing se cond hour. “It’s like this ...” Mr. Paul Schreiner, sociolo- gy teacher, explains a point to senior students Todd McCouglin, Marty Pavlovic, and Rick Der- nulc during his first hour class. 66 Serious Academics Games students Goal: Go directly to commencement, do not fail courses, and collect diploma Object of the Game: To attend school for 33 and one third hours a week for 36 weeks per semester and achieve the highest grade possible. Note: The game must be played under an adult’s supervision. To Play the Game: i. All players will listen to a series of lectures on a topic. They must pay at- tention constantly so that they do not miss any information given. They will be responsible for everything said dur- ing the talk. “During lectures you’re so busy w rit- ing things down, you don’t have time to think about what you’re writing,” ex- pressed sophomore Angie Paris. Similarly, junior Jackie Ostrowski said, “Lectures are boring unless it’s something I’m interested in.” 2 . Players will be assigned homework to give practice in material presented during lectures. Some players may con- sider this worthless, but it is a necessary part of the game. One such player was Jackie, who said, “Some teachers just give you homework as busywork.” Contrasting this, junior Michele Dy- bel said, “Homework can help clarify what the teacher said.” 3. If the topic being covered involves an experiment, the laboratory may be used. Players may use chemicals, test tubes, and Bunsen burners to determine the acidity of a solution. Their five senses may help to decipher the con- tents of “The Black Box.” These experi- ments could emanate strong odors or flying particles, so goggles should be worn at all times. However, some inves- tigations are not as dangerous. These could involve taking measurements of a moving object to calculate its velocity and acceleration. Because of the variety, many find this part of the game to be entertaining and helpful. “I think that labs are important in chemistry because they hold your inter- est in the subject. Day after day of lec- tures and filmstrips would be tedious,” said sophomore Rachel Shoup. Sophomore Steve Checroun found them enjoyable for another reason. “I think the chemistry labs are valuable because they let you experience the things real chemists deal with in their field.” Pain in the neck. With the construction of the new lecture halls last year, many science classes were able to take advantage of them. Because of the size of the room, the screen had to be larger than normal so the students in the back rows could see. Listening to chemistry teacher, Mr. Jeff Graves’ lecture could cause the front row students strained neck muscles because of their closeness to the screen. Serious Academics 67 Games Computers can enhance one’s learning 4. To increase the player’s under- standing further, a computer program can be made. In chemistry, if the topic concerns elements symbols, a program might involve showing the name of the element and having the player provide the symbol. Another program might be modeled after a video game. For exam- ple, in one foreign language program, an English word appears on the bottom of the screen and the player must “shoot” the translation. The difficulty in preparing a program may prevent some from participating in this step, but if carried out, it can be fun. “I think that using computers makes learning easier and more interesting,” expressed Angie. y. At this point, some players may be required to write a term paper. It can be written on any topic which has been approved by the adult supervising the game. This step will help the players to understand the topic better. “I believe that totally researching a topic is the only way to fully understand it,” ex- plained Lee Anne Crawford, junior. 6. Optional: If the players are getting bored at this point, a challenge may be taken. Twenty-five advanced classes will be offered to anyone willing to attempt them. Their grading scale is weighted, so a high grade may help a player’s grade point average. Some find this step hard. “I think it is very difficult to have several advanced classes because most of the time is spent studying and the classes demand so much of you,” ex- pressed Rachel. Program check. After writing his computer program, senior Rob Passalacqua checks it over for mistakes under the supervision of Mr. A1 Smith, math teacher. There were six Computer Math classes held first semester. 68 Serious Academics Resourceful. Trying to find information on hand writing analysis for her Humanities class report, senior Martha Haines consults the li- brary’s card catalog for assistance. Color Spectrum. Colorful explanations can lead to creative endings. Mrs. Elena McCreicht, art teacher, explains the color wheel to her fifth hour Basic Art class. After her explanation, the class went on to construct their own wheels. Congregations. Newly installed benches in the Commons area gives students a place to gather to talk about the upcoming day’s events. Seniors T odd McCouglin, Marty Pavlovic, and Rick Der- nulc discuss their classwork in privacy during their Sociology class first hour. eniors go it alone “I feel small,” said senior Pete Such. “I feel like a sophomore again.” Being the only senior in gym class may have seemed like a disadvantage but there were good parts to it. “Because I’m an upperclassman, the guys look up to me,” Pete explained. However, with the cooperation de- manded by physical education, the boys seemed to work together as equals. Freshman Andy Sherman explained, “The underclassmen don’t feel intimi- dated by the upperclassmen.” Yet the difference in age was clear as seniors were given more responsibility. Coach Mike Niksic expressed, “I expect leadership from an upperclassman. Each student is given the same requirements, but more responsibility is put upon up- perclassmen because they are older.” Freshman, Tim Lorentzen explained, “We are treated a little differently, but basically the coach treats everyone the Time alone. While some underclassmen build up their muscles in the weight room, during first hour gym class, senior Pete Such takes time out to be by himself. Serious Academics 69 Games Testing one’s knowledge 7. A test will be given at this point by the adult supervisor. It will pose a num- ber of questions to each player. A cor- rect answer means that a player under- stands the topic. Some players don’t agree that this is the best way to proceed with the game. “I think that some tests don’t really show a person’s intelli- gence,” said Jackie. “Some people crack under the pressure of taking a test and don’t do well on it even though they know the material.” 8. To some, this is the most impor- tant step in the whole game. It involves taking the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), a three hour long test contain- ing an English and math section. The results can determine where the player will play his next game. This step may require a lot of preparation. “The test itself wasn’t that hard; It was the amount of time spent taking it that really got to you. You have to be pre- pared to sit and take a test for a long time,” said junior Brett Robbins. The SAT can help those players who are not winning at this point. “Someone who didn’t use much effort in school can take the SAT’s and com- pensate for his inferior grades. This could help to get him into a good col- lege,” said Dan Hanusin, senior. This step can be repeated if the out- come is not good. “I’m glad that they allow you to take it more than once. Retaking it can increase your score. You’ll know what to expect and be more relaxed,” explained junior Rachel Chua. 9. The winner of the game is deter- mined when the players receive their report cards. The player who gets the grades he desired, wins. Rows and rows. Under the watchful eye of biology teacher, Mr. Art Haverstock, biology stu- dents complete their tests over the genetics unit. 70 Serious Academics Nail biting. Hoping th t her grades are as good “The Envelope Please ...” Handing back as she thought they would be, junior Nancy Yang the graded tests, Mrs. Ann Whitely, Spanish .checks over her first six weeks report card during teacher, relieves the curious minds of her Spanish homeroom period. I second hour class with the test results. Jm rguing the grade “In the end, one point can make a difference in my grade,” said junior Sherri Howerton. Standing up for those few extra points can often make or break a student’s grade. Many teachers encouraged students’ questioning a grade because of the possibility of the teachers making a mistake. “It is going to happen — no one is perfect,” ex- pressed Mr. Ross Haller, Government and U.S. History teacher. “But more importantly, the student took the time to be concerned.” A student’s questioning proves that he is alert and paying attention to his work. Mrs. Pat Golubiewski, English Department chairman, feels “If a stu- dent is interested in learning — great.” Often students avoid getting into an argument with their teachers for only a few points. However, Renee Giragos says, “I feel comfortable when approaching one of my teachers with a question because I know I’m standing up for what I think is right.” Going for those few points will benefit in the end. It may just pick up your grade by one letter — and that’s something to stand up for. Huddle. Group discussions require a combined effort from all. Helping to add input into their discussion on improving the schools’ environ- ment, seniors Jackie Brumm and Georgia Manous and juniors Jackie Ostrowski and Laura Szakacs listen to their classmates opinions in their second hour speech class. Teacher’s Aid. Pointing out the mistake, Ger- man teacher, Mrs. Gerda McCloskey, explains the errors on their tests to juniors Chris Davlentes and Takashi Nakamura. Serious Academics 71 R-tty 2 = o WAS TrV r r+m- fa % Doodle the blues away This is just one example of an excerpt which may have appeared in a student’s note- book, because when boredom strikes there is nothing better to do than to doodle your doldrums away. Terms: Doodle (dood’l) — to draw or scribble aim- lessly, esp. when one’s attention is elsewhere. Objectives: Why do students doodle? Is doodling a habit? Why do teachers disapprove of doodling? When do teachers find themselves doodling? How do doodles reflect one’s personality? Answers: Students doddle mainly out of sheer bore- dom. When uninterested in what was going on in the classroom, doodlers enveloped themselves in their own little worlds. A. “I doodled on my folders and notebooks because I was bored in class. I decided to write or draw something creative that would make me daydream of something interesting,” junior Rachel Lesniak ex- plained. B. Mr. Robert Shinkan, geometry instructor, believed students doodled because, “either something or someone was on their minds.” Watch out doodlers! It may be habit form- ing! For some students it may already be too late. A. It was too late for Rachel, who found it difficult to stop doodling. “I found my- self doing it during important lectures and came to regret it afterwards.” B. Sophomore Michelle Krajnik agreed that doodling can be habit forming. “The more I doddled, the more I had to doo- dle!” C. Some people believed doodling was not a habit, like senior Vincent Boyd, who witti- ly remarked, “No way, Jose!” Teachers disapproved of doodling during class because it pulled students’ attention away from classroom happenings. A. Since the majority doodled when they were bored, “It was like an outright insult to the teacher. It’s like a student telling a teacher that she’s boring,” Michelle add- ed. B. Mrs. Charlene Tsoutsouris, Spanish teacher, disapproved of doodling during class because, “I didn’t have the student’s complete attention.” Students weren’t the only one who doo- dled during school. Some teachers also got into the act of it. A. Mrs. Tsoutsouris admits that she doodled when talking on the phone. B. Mr. Shinkan confessed to doodling “When an assignment is given to be done in class and I don’t have work to do or when I’m tired and doodle to keep myself awake.” Doddling reflects one’s personality in many kinds of ways. A. “If reflects your likes and dislikes. For example, my folders were covered with the names and pictures of my favorite groups,” Michelle explained. shows your creativity.” Go ahead and doodle those doldrums away. You won’t be the only one! w IT h TRIP TO f LA. IfsCrfXXN Doodling 73 Union effort. Taking part in a mock strike during Mr. Don Fortner’s Business Management class, senior Terry Gillespie mimics a union mem- ber and displays a sign illustrating his anger to- wards the establishment. Change in the weather. While his classmates wander around the Indiana Dunes during a week- end Project Biology expedition, Todd McCough- lin, senior, stays put and examines a weather sta- tion. Adding a little cheer. To brighten up the Christmas holiday, senior Renee Larson paints a Santa on Ribordy Drug Store’s window as a class project for her Printmaking course. 74 Lighter Academics Speakers, trips, skits, and projects brighten up routine curriculum Lightening up Bringing a pig to class to be but- chered, constructing a labyrinth for the students, organizing a strike against management; these were just a few ways teachers sparked up the normal school atmosphere. Guest speakers, field trips, class skits, and projects were methods most frequently used to break the every- day routine. According to junior Peggy Rippey, “Guest speakers give a highly concen- trated, professional explanation of a spe- cific topic.” “It’s more fun to have a guest speak- er come in and actually explain the topic and describe what it’s really like than to just read about it in a book,” comment- ed sophomore Jennifer Aubern. In home economics class, a different type of guest speaker was brought in — a pig, who was then butchered in front of the class. Students were given the chance to study the different parts of the animal firsthand. Field trips to different places enabled students to learn while enjoying them- selves. Foreign restaurants, films, and museums were just a few places that the foreign languages classes visited. While Psychology classes visited the Lake County Government Center to observe people in court, French II classes visited the Art Institute in Chicago to observe the paintings of artists’ recently studied. Skits were another popular method which served to get students involved. In a business management class, the stu- dents staged a strike so they could see how it felt to be the opposition. In foreign language classes, an inno- vative technique was employed to teach the students how to give directions suc- cessfully. A maze was created with the desks in the classroom. One student was then blindfolded, while his partner gave him instructions in the foreign language to direct him through the maze that was set up. Assigning creative projects was an- other way teachers managed to lighten the school atmosphere. In Psychology, students were assigned a different pro- ject every six weeks. One student bought The Right Size. For her semester final in her Sales and Marketing class, junior Jill Caniga acts as the vendor coaxing the customer, junior Kim Wiley, into buying a pair of shoes. V «fl Lighten It’s a goner. During a competitive basketball game in gym class, four underclassmen make a frantic attempt to gain control of the ball. Their classmates look on as the ball falls out of the reach of the eager players. Taking a break. While senior Kim Hittle takes advantage of her lunch hour to get some extra studying done, junior Mike Dillion uses the time to relax and toys with a Walkman instead. Projects, skits interrupt routine a hamster and trained it to run through a maze. Another student involved the class in a game of chess to show the learning techniques involved. “Psychology projects gave us the op- portunity to research topics which spe- cifically interested us,” said Peggy. In the junior English classes, the stu- dents were required to complete a pro- ject relating to Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter. Two groups de- cided to use their video talents and pro- duced their own versions of the story. Both groups wrote their own scripts and filmed and edited the movie which was shown to the class. A different group wrote music and lyrics to The Scarlet Letter and performed the song in front of the class. A few of the classes infamous for their specific projects are Economics and Journalism. Economics class is known for its stock market game. Sen- iors are given the opportunity to study the commodities and buy stock. Then, they observe the New York Stock Ex- change on Wall Street to see if they made a good investment. If their stock pays off, these future stock brokers can make up to 3,000 dollars, “but unfortu- nately it’s only play money,” explained Mr. Don Kernaghan, Economics teach- er. “Most students really get into it — until they lose money. Then they say it’s only a game,” Mr. Kernaghan add- ed. Journalism I students participate in Ad Craft each year. In association with the Calumet Day, students from local schools form groups and create ads for businesses. The ads are published in the newspaper and judged. Winners are se- lected from each school and given a plaque as an award. There were also many classes “on the lighter side” of school. Such classes al- lowed students to develop their talents 76 Lighter Academics Alone and working. While others use saws, drills, and files for their woodshop projects, soph omore Greg Zabrecky works with a different tool. As the lathe spins, he concentrates on carving his project to perfection. Happy Birthday. Receiving an unusual birth- day present from his friends, senior Brian Kush- nak watches and listens as his gift, a singing tele- gram, is presented to him. The clown gave Brian a bouquet of balloons and seranaded him with a " Happy Birthday” song during his third hour. F ood follies eaten up Lighter Academics 77 “Oh no! The cake didn’t rise. Oh well, it’s still edible.” I hough foods class members were not required to eat their mistakes, stu- dents still munched on their imperfect products. To err is human, and the food stu- dents were human. According to sopho- more Shannyn Pryzbyl, “There is at least one group out of the six that makes a mistake each time the class cooks a recipe.” The “not-so-serious” mistakes were still eaten, as Shannyn explained, “If a food that I make is imperfect, I try it. It’s fun to find out what it comes to taste like.” However, some products were not fit for the garbage can, least of all some- one’s mouth. Most of these follies would up down the disposal or in the trash. “If it looks too terrible, I don’t dare eat it!” Shannyn joked. Get cookin’! Waiting patiently, sophomore Shannyn Pryzbyl watches as her co-coolc senior Mark Crawford finishes mixing the dough for their pizza recipe during fifth hour. Lighten Budding artists improve skills and interests. Beginning art students to advanced students had a choice of six different art classes in which they could enroll. “Art is a fun class because you learn a lot and the atmosphere is relaxed,” said junior Amy Galvin, a Printmaking stu- dent. During the Christmas season, the art classes spent a Saturday painting the windows of Ribordy’s on 4th Avenue. Rudolph and Santa Claus were epito- mized on the front windows in water colors. While carpentry skills can be honed in a shop or woods class, musical talents can be amplified in a band or choir class. Budding photographers can improve their photographic skills while also learning what content makes the best pictures in a Photo-Journalism class. “Photo-Journalism is fun because you are learning how to use the camera, not only how to make a good picture,” remarked junior Randy Blackford. The last day before a vaction, the end of a deadline, or the day after a test are often the perfect time for parties. With everyone bringing food, parties bring some levity to classes. “Parties are great, and when you have them it gives students something to look forward to rather than just their usual studies,” explained Jennifer. As students tired of the normal rou- tine echoed the words of a Florida com- mercial, “I need it bad,” teachers re- sponded with new and different approaches to academic life. Party time. Enjoying some French cuisine, Mrs. Alyce Webb’s second hour French IV class takes time out from the normal routine. Patience. Keeping an alert eye on her material, senior Erin Brennan works carefully but steadily on her sewing project. 78 Lighter Academics Using “Handy Hints”. Making full use of their class time, sophomores Lisa Godlewski and Lee Smithers follow the “4 P’s” to good typing: practice, production, proofread, and promptness. urying the artifacts It is out there inbedded into the ground, filled with the perception of today’s youth — not to be opened for hundreds of years. Three sociology classes, under the in- struction of Mr. Paul Shreiner, Sociolo- gy teacher, buried a time capsule filled with 160 artifacts. Acording to Mr. Shreiner, the initial purpose of the time capsule was “to create something real, to communicate with people hundreds of years from now.” The contents were decided upon by class discussions. The central theme was set to be articles representing middle class American culture in the 1980’s, and each student made his contribution to the box. A variety of articles soon filled the capsule: newspapers and magazines, reli- gious materials, popular clothing items and written material concerning issues of the day; such as gun control and the feminist movement. Other simpler ob- jects were also enclosed, for instance, a pict ure of the class members and a stu- dent’s report card. “They’re going to know more about us from these artifacts than we expect,” commented Mr. Shreiner. A sign of the times. Trying to get a better look, sociology students huddle close together as they prepare the burial of their time capsule. A Helping Hand. Preparing himself for a Cri- er shooting assignment, sophomore Steve Oberc extends his camera to Mrs. Nancy Hastings, Jour- nalism teacher, and awaits her suggestions. Lighter Academics 79 Less sleep more credits A ' the loi k ■HnBHHR turnro to a . m . . the alarm went off and the flHHHHHHj student wearily stretched out his arm to silence the screeching clatter. Simultaneously, a similar noise echoed through the halls of the school, signifying to 76 students the start of another school day. Zero hour had begun. Zero hour was a voluntary seventh hour at 7 a.m. which was held before first hour. The purpose of this experiment was to give stu- dents the chance to take more classes. “As the result of a survey conducted last year by the Guidance Department, we decid- ed that a good number of students would take advantage of this opportunity and at- tend a seventh class,” explained Mr. James Bawden, guidance counselor. Because of its advantages, many students were lured to the idea in the first place. “The 7 a.m. class is a lot smaller and more personal. It’s easier to learn and understand. You’re on a one-to-one level with the teach- er,” said junior Shelly Jewett, who took U.S. History at 7 a.m. Even if a student attended zero hour, he still had to take the normal six hours. This extra hour enabled students to fit more elec- 7 a.m. class allows students electives. tive courses into the schedule. “You’re able to take fun classes, rather than only taking the required ones,” said junior Nan- cy Yang, who also used a zero hour to take U.S. History. Although the advantages were numerous, the administration was confronted with many problems. When the school year be- gan, 100 students were enrolled in this pro- ject. But after a few weeks time this number had decreased to 76. Since there was such a small number of participants in only four classes, Mr. Bawden felt that although it did possess many advantages, it may not have been altogether practical. “The movement nationwide has been to- wards a required seven hour day, but it’s doubtful that it will be incorporated here,” said Mr. Bawden. He further explained, “When the year started and we had a good number of participants, it was worthwhile. The high achiever who took many electives used this hour to complete his graduation requirements. But when we lost one fourth of the kids it was not very economical.” While 7 a.m. signified to the rest of the world the time to start crawling out of bed, to 76 adventurous students, this was the begin- ning of the school day. Early Morning Thinking. History at 8 a.m. may be unbearable, but Washington at 7 a.m. is unbelievable. Trying to think this early in the morning may be diffi- cult, but with a class of only 12, these students in Mr. Gene Fort’s zero hour History class were able to receive all the assistance they need to understand the problems that Washington faced. Traffic-free. Too many people in a small area can mean a traffic jam. But an advantage to taking a zero hour is that there is hardly any people in the halls to create problems. Sophomore Collin McKinney is able to arrive at his locker and get his books for class without the normal elbow-to-elbow traffic. 80 Zero Hour Health Warning. Too much light at 7 a.m. can be hazardous to your health. Although this may not be true, few halls lights are on this early in the morning. Sitting under one of the few lights on at this time, junior Nancy Yang tries to cram in a few more details before talcing a History test for Mr. Gene Fort’s early class. Countdown. With only three minutes to go before the final 7 a.m. bell rings, junior Tim Maloney quickly walks to his locker so he won’t be tardy for his class, U.S. History, Bells ring daily at 6:55, 6:57 and 7 a.m. 1 What’s cookin’? Bravely stepping down from the macho image most boys possess, senior Ken Harrison returned to his apron during foods class fourth hour. Help! Sorting through the confusion, Mrs. Linda Ken was only one of the boys in his class who surround Scheffer, foods teacher, assists senior Tom Whitted in themselves by girls everyday fourth hour. applying his rice recipe during fourth hour cooking class. Farewell to the norm Students lean toward reverse role classes [ith a smile of satisfac- tion, the boy, sur- rounded by girls, took off his apron and prepared to slice his freshly baked pie. This scene happened often as students re- versed typical roles in the classroom. Taking a class oriented to the opposite sex meant becoming the minority, which of- ferred advantages and disadvantages. Peer discrimination seemed to come with the posi- tion, yet it was in the spirit of fun. A student must possess the ability to with- stand possible fellow teasing. Interpersonal relations teacher, Mrs. Doris Johnson, agreed. “You have to be a strong, confident boy to take a course like this.” Auto mechanics teacher, Mr. John Mc- Donald, agreed as he recalled that the girls in his classes were discriminated against about “routine types of things, such as getting dirt under their fingernails.” Despite the teasing, the minority did well in the opposite sex oriented classes, as con- firmed by Mrs. Linda Scheffer, foods in- structor. “Boys seemed to be better cooks because they followed the recipe closer.” Though there may be differences with the work done by guys and girls, teachers ap- proached the situation with equality. Mr. McDonald believes that “in today’s society, it makes no difference on the sex, but their capabili- ties are what counts.” “I thought because I was the only girl I could get away with a lot, but I’m treated just like everyone else,” sophomore Michelle Vander- hoek, auto mechanics student, admitted. The benefits of reverse roles reached far beyond the student’s ability to participate in any class he desired. Reverse roles may widen the plot of education. Junior Julie Nelson explained, “Reverse roles can expand educa- tion by students experiencing situations where the female takes the role of the male and visa-versa, a position in which they may find themselves in the future.” Sophomore Sherri Wiesner agreed that reversing a role can broaden education be- cause “you get to see and do what people of the opposite sex do. It may change your mind on how hard or easy the reverse role is.” One junior, Esther Bowen, believes that reversing roles can “expand the perspective of future adulthood.” Some students did not realize that playing the part of a reverse role and becoming the minority, though hard, can be fun. “I think it’s great being the minority,” Michelle en- thusiastically added. Creativity. Exploring her imagination, junior Jamie Beck drafts her assignment while sophomore Brett Huckaby and other classmates intensely watch. What’s wrong? Proving she’s not a “helpless” girl, sophomore Michelle Vanderhoek joins two of her male classmates, junior Jeff Witham and senior Sean Gill, in discovering the problem with the car engine during her fifth hour auto mechanics class. Reverse Rolls 8 3 Originality. Helping to explain the location and names of the body’s bones, sophomore Dave Sanders partici- pates in the Health and Safety lecture. This is one way Mr. King uses student participation in his class. Rude awakening. An unsuspecting student soon be- comes the victim of a somewhat ordinary event during government class. Senior Jim Snow is about to be rudely awakened by Mr. Haller, Government and U.S. History teacher, after a nap during class third hour. Seniors Jerry Beach, Tim Mueller, and Ron Kotfer enjoy watching the common scene as Mr. Haller readies his gavel. Teacher debut. Students listen engrossed to the en- thusiastic antics of Mrs. Pat Golubiewski, English teach- er. During third hour speech class Mrs. Golubiewski gives an impromptu performance to illustrate to students how to present their speeches. Patience with problems. Leaning under the hood of a car, Mr. John McDonald, Auto Mechanics and Elec- tronics teacher, helps seniors Bob Zemaitis and Sean Gill in searching for the problem that has arisen. This is just one way in which he helps his students as they attempt to piece together a car during third hour. 84 Teaching Methods Creative methods m-are-is-was- were-be-been A M •• sin g s Mrs. Pat Go- lubiewski, English De- partment chairman; while in another part of the building, Mr. Ross Haller, Government and U.S. History teacher, cracks down his gavel upon an unsuspecting and sleeping student’s desk. Almost every teacher has some characteris- tic which sticks in students’ minds. Even though teachers may be unaware of their habits, students notice them and become more interested because of them. Humor in the classroom is one method used to attract student interest. Mr. Jack King, Health and Safety teacher, “makes sure students understand what they are being taught and joking seems to be his way of getting across what he wants you to learn,” explained Tammy Mueller, sophomore. Similarly, Leanne Suter, freshman, ex- pressed that Mr. Jack Yerkes, English teach- er, “takes the bore out of English with his funny sense of humor.” ’’Even though he jokes around, we learn a lot,” added Paula Saks, freshman. Another way teachers gain the interest of their students is by teachers relating their subjects to everyday occurences. Steve Strick, freshman, agreed and said that Mr. Chris Miller, World Geography and Modern World History teacher, “makes class fun because he relates it to current world prove beneficial Teachers wit captures interest happenings.” Another element which is beneficia l in teaching is having an abundance of patience. Often students find that learning comes a little easier when they do not feel intimidated by their teachers. Mr. John McDonald, Power Mechanics and Electronics teacher, is one example of an instructor who is said to use this element in his classroom. “When I’m unsure of what I’m doing, it’s good to know that he’ll take the time to assist me by patiently helping me to figure out the problem in question,” com- mented Adam White, freshman. Yet another way teachers grab students interest is by just being plain clever. For ex- ample, Mrs. Golubiewski “takes information she feels is a chore to memorize and will set it up in a rhythmic pattern. For instance to make the “to be” verbs a little easier she came up with a tune to help students remember them,” said Kim Ingram, junior. Through methods of teaching, whether it be the use of humor, patience, or wit, teachers spiced up the atmosphere of their classes and grabbed the interest of the students. Breaking out of the ordinary. Pointing to a recent story about Granada, Mr. Chris Miller, World Geogra- phy and Modem World History teacher, attempts to incorporate important happenings in the news into his geography class. Students sit quietly engrossed in his explanation of the situation. Teaching Methods 85 Lullaby my baby. Catching up on her rest, senior Lisa Montes found that her Sony Walkman provided music to sleep to, during third hour study hall. Picture perfect. Attempting to fix the tracking, senior Mike Webber plays with the buttons on the Audio- visual rooms VCR during sixth hour. 86 Pluggcd-in Generation Dancing fingers. Trying not to look at his hands for reassurance, junior Nick Vlasich types away on an elec- tric typewriter during fifth hour typing class. List, run, save. Giving the computer a command, junior Perry Manous perfects his program on one of the new Digital 4E computers during Mr. George Pollin- gue’s sixth hour Computer Math class. “plug-in” generation. Machines had become commonplace. From the advanced Apple computers to the simplest Sony Walkman, they all had an effect on students. Though these “plug-in” machines may have been improving education and provid- ing entertainment, could they have adverse effects? “Today practically everything we use is electric, or “plug-in.” Computers are taking over,” believed junior Marc Frigo. “If a student relies only on “plug-in” ma- chines as a source of education, I can see a dehumanizing aspect,” Mr. Gene Fort, U.S. History teacher agreed. “A student has to fulfill his educational needs with basic cultur- al amenities.” Though some people believed that the abundant use and influence of machines could be harmful, others felt their existance was beneficial, as Mrs. Jody Weiss, English instructor confirmed, “Computers can make learning fun. They give students immediate feedback.” Jill also believed machines were helpful in learning. “Computers can drill students and organize information, making it easier for students to understand.” Besides increasing understanding, these machines also serve as a source of entertain- ment. “Portable radios and Walkmans provide music for entertainment,” Jill explained. “This gives students a temporary relief or ‘escape’ from school pressures.” However, there is a right time and wrong Technology fills growing gaps in education time for everything and school proved to be the wrong time for entertain- ment. Mrs.Weiss warned, “These machines should not always entertain; for instance, they do not belong in school from 8 a.m. to 2:40 p.m.” Some entertainment provided by ma- chines has a negative effect. Marc expressed that “under certain conditions machines, such as video games and some television and radio programs, could be harmful to a child because of their violent nature.” The media today is dealing more and more with the theme of technology taking over, as with the movie, The Day After. Also, novels and short stories like The Time Machine and The Sound of Thunder deal with modern technology controlling the world. Can it really happen? Are machines taking over and doing everything for us? Mr. Jeff Graves, chemistry teacher, felt that “labor intensive jobs will soon disappear; society will be divided into two categories: thinkers and users.” Mrs. Weiss thought that modern technol- ogy caused “people to think a lot less deeply, like with computers, they give you the answer with no thought required.” Others had a more optimistic view. Mr. John Edington, Biology teacher, expressed, “Computers are no smarter than the people who are running them.” “Technology will not take over if the hu- man race keeps their priorities straight,” cau- tioned junior Carolyn Echterling. Good, bad or indifferent, modern technol- ogy has affected the student body. Walk- mans, calculators and computers become more obvious to the student as the era of technology reached the teenage generation. Plugged-in Generation 87 Fast learners. Although they are only in their first year of high school, freshman Karen Livingston, Tina Nowak, Emily Chua and Penny Karr have caught on quickly to the fact that the secret to good grades is studying with friends. Quizzing each other on genetics for their Biology test the next day will assure the girls a better understanding of chromosomes. unching madness Whether they were at home or in school, students munched their way to easier study- ing. Students believed that munching on common junkfood like chips and candy helped to ease the pressure of school work. Junior Steve Paris expressed, “Munching helped to take my mind off studying.” Yet with the munchie madness also came drawbacks. Sophomore Milos Pavicevich ex- plained, “I found I would concentrate more on eating than learning.” Depending on what was munched upon, it often ended up somewhere important. Fresh- man Evette Gadzala explained, “I dropped some pizza on an Algebra assignment and had to copy it over.” While the madness of munching during studying had its drawbacks along with its advantages, students digested the idea of studying and diligently worked towards more successful grades. Ingredients for a good grade. Adding flavor to her U.S. History reading assignment, junior Vicki Winters munches on a common junkfood escape — potato chips. 88 Buddy System Study with a buddy W edni ' sd.iv; Biol- HHjBHRHE ogv test on toll B9BBHBNE division. Tuo- HHjBHRHE Night: Stud v u 1 1 h HHHH Jane and Sue. Notes such as this became commonplace in students’ notebooks as they put the old adage that two minds work better than one to work. Group studying brought many minds into one room, permitting varying input into the discussion of a subject. “When I study with kids from different hours, I see the ideas from another point of view,” explained sophomore Gary Mintz. The night before each big test, students gathered together and converted one of their houses into a classroom. If there was a prob- lem or question about a certain class, it could be answered by a friend who better under- stood the material. “Studying with your friends helps a lot when you’re really confused,” said junior Lee Togetherness increases comprehension Anne Crawford. The academic advan- tages were not the only reasons students enjoyed studying together. “You can talk to your friends and study at the same time,” said freshman Emily Chua. Although students felt that they learned more studying with their friends, the topic of conversation was known to deviate from schoolwork to the latest gossip. “When you’re studying with your friends, you tend to stray from the topic and start talking about something else,” said junior Robbie Terranova. So the next time confusion hits the night before a big test, don’t panic. Just call a couple of buddies and have a study party. Studying with a friend or two can help to improve knowledge and allows students to have a little fun at the same time. Good friends. Although a telephone is their usual way of communicating, juniors Rachel Chua and Amy Gal- vin try the face to face method to do homework. Prepar- ing a French dialogue for their second hour French III class the next day, they meet at Rachel’s house after school to work out the translation. Togetherness. Having someone there to answer ques- tions helps when one’s confused. Studying in the library during third hour, seniors Beth Hackelt and Mike Baker work out some Advanced Chemistry problems together to help get a better comprehension of the assignment. Buddy System 89 SAT’s in class. In order to help improve their SAT test scores, students attend a 7 a.m. SAT class. The hour long class, held before or after school, gives students insight on how to take the test and tips to help solve problems in basic mathematics and English. 185 students attended the SAT class. Fingertip information. In order to obtain facts about Indiana University, senior Jana Compton leafs through the college catalog in the Guidance Office. Exploring the options. Anxious to see a printout on the colleges of his choice, junior Brad Tyrell types in a program on the Guidance Office computer. Some data given by the printout is tuition, housing information, and course choices. College coverage. Going over college information obtained from the Guidance Office computer, senior Norm Bargeron and counselor Mrs. Phyllis Braun dis- cuss the options offered by different universities. 90 College planning Wanted: a perfect college I ndi.m.i. Pur due. Notr t- nUHn Dame, Wu JH Sm bash, . . . No. BBSSSSm these are not bBHBHhBB the top college football teams. They are just 4 of the 61 options a senior has when deciding upon a college in Indiana. Nationwide, the list of colleges continues on and on endlessly. Although graduation comes before col- lege, planning on one’s future education be- gins in the junior year. As juniors most stu- dents begin to think ahead by preparing to take the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). A SAT preparatory class was offered for five weeks which reviewed math and English fun- damentals. “Although I had to get up earlier to get to school, the class helped me because it re- freshed my memory of some math formulas I had forgotten,” said junior Jodi Jerich. Next came choosing a college. This was found to be a mind-boggling experience. With so many colleges in the United States and abroad, it can be difficult to decide on just one. In searching for that perfect school, students found many ways to help cut down the list of colleges. Contained in the Guid- ance Office are three helpful items: file draw- ers of college catalogs, a computer with col- lege listings, and the guidance counselors themselves. A student may also find addi- tional information by doing research at the library or by visiting the school for a tour and interview. In this way, the students can get better acquainted with what the college has to offer and can see for themselves what the campus is like. Occupying one wall of the Guidance Of- fice are bookshelves full of catalogs from col- leges throughout the country. It also has a computer which may be helpful. The 1984- 85 Curriculum Guide states that the comput- er provides accurate information on more than 3400 colleges and contains a file listing 2500 potential jobs. Another source of infor- Searching for your future mation is in talking to the guidance counselors for their advice. “Guidance counselors can help students make objective decisions about courses and college selection. This is done by disseminating information to the students about careers and colleges. Also, they talk with the students about realistic options available to the students on their interests, academic abilities, and achievements in high school,” explained Mr. James Bawden, guid- ance counselor. After narrowing down the list of potential schools, the college-bound student then had to go through the tedious job of filling out college applications. “Answering the same questions over for different colleges got really boring. But since this is your future, you have to take it serious- ly,” said senior Abbie Labowitz. To get a full view of their applicants, colleges require a complete record of grades and major exams and an overall perspective of the students’ personalities. Many schools also asked for teacher recommendations and stu- dent essays. “The college wanted to know just about everything about you. When you answered the essays, you had to be truthful, which meant you really had to think about the answers carefully,” said senior Dave Adich. The colleges used all this information in deciding upon the future students. Mr. Baw- den explained, “The college looks at the stu- dent’s high school transcript, his high school rank, his SAT scores, and also if he shows active participation, leadership, and achieve- ment in high school activities and organiza- tions.” After choosing the college, filling out the forms, and finally gaining acceptance, the hassle is over. At least until August, when it’s off to college! College planning 91 Letterwomen: (front row) Karen Eggers, Kim Hittle, Karen Pfister, Debbie O’Donnel, Dawn Wrona. (second row) Carol Beckman, Laura Sza- kacs, Darcy Herakovich, Laura Janusonis, Mi- chelle Novak, Chella Gambetta. (third row) Liz Grim, Kim Walker, Georgia Manous, Rose Ma- son, Jackie Brumm, Kim Kocal, Sally Miller, (fourth row) Maureen Morgan, Kathy Sublet, Kristine Halas, Jill Rigg, Lori Van Senus, Melissa Moser, Christine Johnson, Julie Pardell. (back row) Kristin Komyatte, Angie Zucker, Lisa Trilli, Lisa Zucker, Sue Hackett, Cathy Somenzi, Dee- dee Dinga, Deanne Gedmin, Janna Compton, Ju- lie Johnson, Beth Hackett. 92 Honors Lettermen: (front row) Don Bieson, Perry Manous, Mike Meyer, Jay Lieser. (second row) Ted Dawson, Matt Travis, Steve Paris, Bob Ro- vai, Brian Wilkinson, (back row) Kevin Mann, Dave Urbanski, Mike Stodola, Chris Camino. I While some students aspire to graduation from college as surgeons or lawyers, others are hopeful of a happy marriage and family. Whether it be in the future or time spent in high school, students set standards they would like to meet. Once reached, goals give a sense of pride and satisfaction. But it’s not always easy. Lettermen and Letterwomen recognize members who excel in athletics. The group’s ambition is to give the members recognition they deserve for being quality athletes. “Be- ing a Letterwoman gives you a sense of pride and honor,” stated junior Kim Walker. The 80 Letterwomen’s Club members and 35 Lettermen ’s Club members all earned a letter in at least one sport. “Receiving a letter is the main goal for most athletes, although it does take determination and willpower to ac- complish it,” explained sophomore Richard Davis. Aside from raising money to support ath- letics, these clubs try to raise pride in one’s school. “The primary goal of Letterwomen is to emphasize school spirit,” stated Girls’ Athletic Director Miss Carmi Thorton, Let- terwomen sponsor. On the other hand, National Honor Soci- ety is a club for the academically successful. It recognizes those students who maintain a high grade point average, participate in out- side activities, and also are involved in com- munity services. Moral character and leader- ship are also necessary. “I’m thrilled to belong to such a recognized club. It’s the school’s way of rewarding hard work and effort,” stated senior Avi Stern. At the same time, Quill and Scroll hon- ored students who attained a high standard in journalism and publications work. “Having been in Quill and Scroll looks good on college applications, but more im- portantly, the club tries to do a service to the department,” remarked Mrs. Nancy Has- tings, journalism teacher. Equally important, Thespians, a group composed of 25 actors and directors, is the highest accomplishment to which a person involved in drama can aspire. “Being a mem- ber makes you realize you have talent in dra- ma and have reached your goals by becoming a Thespian,” explained executive council member Karen Colton, senior. The club an- ticipated getting students acquainted with theater along with showing the members themselves that they had talent. “The mem- bers do get a lot out of the club, such as responsibility, discipline, and other intangi- bles valuable for their futures,” explained Mrs. Linda Lemon, club sponsor and English teacher. Here some students set aside a certain goal and reached it. They admitted attaining their results was not always easy, but it was worth it. Honors students strive Lettermen: (front row) Tom Gerike, Casey Eli- sh, Tom Zudock, Randy Blackford, John Hibler. (second row) Thad McNair, Scott Robbins, Jeff Milos, Milos Pavicevich, Tim Carlson, Floyd Stoner, (third row) Jim VanSenus, Mike Gon- zales, Brad Turrell, Mike Casey, Tony Andello, John Higgins, Mark Oberlander. (back row) Walter Bracich, Rob Dixon, Bill Hecier, Jay Grunewald, Russ Balka. HONOR-ABLE MENTIONS for the best, and get it. chievers National Merit Semi-Finalists Enn Chen Jeff Gresham Andrew Carter Maureen Morgan Daughters’ of American Revolution (DAR) Award: Nancy Trippel Girls’ State Maureen Morgan Rebecca Thompson Debbie Vargo Boys’ State: Jeff Gresham Larry Hemingway Brian Wilkinson Indiana University (I.U.) Honors: Enn Chen Tom Bogucki Jonathon Peterson Unexpected award. Congratulations and applause were the reactions senior Holly Lem got after receiving the “Most Promising Staffer” award at the House of Lynwood. Holly was also honored with the position of Editor-in-Chief. National Honor Society: (front row) Ai- leen Dizon, Angie Zucker, Kim Hittle, Lisa Trilli, Maureen Morgan, Enn Chen, (second row) Beth Schaffner, Ann Higgins, Amy Ra- kos. Sue Gurawitz, Jane Etling, Amy Hensley, (third row) Avi Stern, Abby Labowity, Jim Davis, Carol Witecha, Becky Thompson, Ann Helms, Donna Farkas. (fourth row) Jonathon Peterson, Larry Hemingway, Andy Carter, Jeff Quansey, Brian Wilkinson, Julie Tompson, Pe- ter Bereoles. (back row) Sally Shaw, Nancy T ripple. Meg Galvin, Karen Markovich, Laura McQuade, Sherri Pietrzak. Thespians: (front row) Angela Corona, Julie Kusek, Jim Krawczyk, Ann Higgins. Chris Dav- Thompson, Janice Klawitter. (back row) Dawn lantes. Quill and Scroll: (front row) Andy Mintz, Holly Lem. (back row) Bob Hart, Jim Davis. Honors 93 Give a little of yourself. Doing his part to help the community, senior Eric Christy looks the other way as the Red cross nurse prepares to insert the needle. Eric was one of the 89 students who donated blood at the Student Council blood drive on March 14. Congratulations! While performing one of her func- tions as Senior Class president, Karen Pfister offers her sincere congratulations and a fresh bouquet of roses to Sophomore Class princess, Kelli Harle. Freshman Class Executive Council: (front row) Wendy Beckman, Kerry Deignan, Amy Paulson, Eve Karras, (back row) Jen Moser, Cathy Labitan, Kristi Dunn. Junior Class Executive Council: (front row) Jennifer Durham, Sandy Langford, Nancy Yang, Jennifer Harrison, (back row) Suzi Page, Mona Elnaggar, Christine Johnson, Kathy Wojcik, Lisa Bello, Lynn Milan. 94 Student Government SERVICE WITH A SMILE Student Government overcomes ‘growing pains’ while participation grows on the students Growing can be a painful process, but for the Student Government members, it proved to be quite rewarding. Student Government grew by expanding their activities into other areas, becoming more recognizable to the student body, and getting more students involved in school ac- tivities. “Our goal was to get more students in- volved in everything,” explained senior Lisa Trilli, first semester student body president. Involving students they did. The March 14 blood drive was the most successful one of the past four years. A total of 89 pints was donat- ed. The Student Council also sponsored a can food drive to help the needy of Munster. The Student Council tried to initiate par- ticipation in other areas. “Pep rallies were a good place to build enthusiasm since they encouraged the students not to be afraid to participate,” Lisa Explained. To gain the interest and participation of more students, the Student Council decided to expand their activities. “We tried to choose activities that benefited the whole stu- dent body and the faculty,” explained Stu- dent Council sponsor, Mr. David Spitzer, English teacher. “The student body seemed to like the activities we chose because many students came up to us with more ideas than they had before,” said Lisa. Unfortunately, growing pains are a part of development. The Student Council exper- ienced a few qualms when it was found that there had been cheating at the homecoming princess elections. “The process of voting will have to be revaluated next year,” stated Mr. Spitzer. “If we decide to use voting machines again, we will use a voter registration system and have the voting take place in a room.” Another problem the Student Council faced was the faculty communication of vital information to the general student popula- tion. The use of a bulletin board is a possibil- ity for next year, according to Mr. Spitzer. The Class Executive Council also exper- ienced growth by becoming involved in new activities. For example, the seniors created a computer dating service as a new way to earn money for class activities. “One of the main goals of Student Coun- cil is to provide a better environment for both students and faculty,” said Lisa. She added that one of the ways they achieved that goal was with the Teacher Appreciation break- fast. Mr. Spitzer summed up, “Student Gov- ernment is supposed to represent the stu- dents, give them a link to the administration, and provide a voice in some of the policies. This is just what they did with the pep rallies, the use of general student body ideas, and the Teacher Appreciation breakfast. Student Council: (front row) Dawn Kusek, Sally Shaw, Marnye Harr, Randy Blackford, Da- vid Lanman. (second row) Joanie Horvat, Kim Kocal, Carol Fitzgibbons, Lisa Trilli, Lisa Mitch- ell, Beth Pavelka. (back row) Kristen Cook, Jenni- fer Richwine, Amy Galvin, Peg Rippey, Jodi Jer- ich, Deanne Wachel. Student Council: (front row) Christie Korten- hoven, Rosanne Trippel, Mary Myer, Michelle Plantings, Kris Zaun, (second row) Lisa Layer, Karen Skurka, Shelia Higgins, Lori Van Senus, Dcbby Soderquist, Michelle Riebe. (back row) Missy Johnson, Jill Yerkes, Jessica Efron, Randy Grudzinski, Shelia Pavol, Lori Kobus, Leslie Lutz, Angie Tsakopoulus. Senior Class Executive Council: (front row) Maureen Morgan, Aileen Dizon. (back row) Sue Gurawitz, Lisa Trilli, Karen Markovich. Student Government 95 Ask any blackboard and they’ll tell you being written on is an interesting job. This is especially true for me, I work in the Publica- tions Room. Come into S333 second hour some day and you might see students eating blue food, joking and laughing. Another day you may see students pecking at typewriters, shouting angrily, or pacing nervously. To an observer, CRIER, the school news- paper may seem like two classes; one of fun and relaxation and one of pressure and ten- sion. Members of Crier had to adjust to the accompanying pressures of deadlines. “After we finished our first deadline we were really happy until we realized we would be doing this every week,” exclaimed junior Mark Almase, Sports Writer. When procrastination set in, second year staff members helped to motivate new staff members. “We pushed our writers to give a second effort. This usually makes the differ- ence between an average story and a good story,” said senior Bob Hart, Editor-in-Chief. Some staff members found pressure help- ful as a motivator. “You need the pressure to keep you going when you feel like putting off your work,” added senior Avi Stern, News Editor. “You begin to thrive on pressure to push you to get your work done.” Interviewing and finishing stories some- times involved staying after school. “You be- gin to wonder what you’re doing at school at 6 or 7 p.m.,” said Mark. When deadlines were over, Crier members relaxed in their own unique way. “We had a Blueberry Festival in the Fall. Everybody brought in blue food and we named a king and queen of the Pub,” explained Bob. Jok- ing, calling people nicknames and participat- ing in out-of-class recreation such as Crier- Paragon football games on the weekends also kept spirits high. “We developed a friendly rivalry with Paragon,” added Bob. Through bad times and good. Crier staff members expressed a feeling of unity. “We became one big family,” remarked Avi. “If we hadn’t we couldn’t have worked so well together.” CRIER: (front row) Geralynn Regcski, Andy Mintz, Bob Hart. Mark Grudzinski, Debbie O’Donnell, (second row) Jennifer Durham, Joan Kieman, Mona ElNaggar, Gail Gronek, Lisa Mitchell, Lisa Bello, (third row) Mark Almase, Janice Klawitter, Avi Stern, Tammy Bard, Amy Goldenberg, Carla Dahlsten, Lenny Miller, (back row) Ron Reed, Steve Oberc, Jo Anne Bame, Tiff Arcella, Bill Rcsetar, Dawn Meyer, Cheryl Chas- tain, Ted Dawson, Jim Gauthier. 96 Crier Just checking. Sports writer Mark Almase, junior, waits anxiously while senior Bob Hart proofreads his story to check for spelling and typing errors. Checking for errors. Juniors Joan Kieman, Mark Almase, Mona Elnagger and senior Len Miller inspect their work before submitting it to Layout Editor Mark Grudzinski. Some good advice. Senior Avi Stern helps junior Gail Gronek edit her news story to fit the allotted space on the front page layout. A perfect fit. Senior Andy Mintz puts final touches on the Analysis Page of Crier at the printer’s office in Hammond before turning it in to be copied. Crier 97 Inexperienced journalists leap into Pub chaos as they discover deadline dilemmas I thought after the chaos in second hour Crier ended, I could be erased and relax. Instead of being allowed to unwind, the cha- os only began once again with Paragon. One of the major causes of the chaos was the staff’s lack of experience. 24 of the 27 staff me mbers came from Journalism I. Al- though the lack of experience made the first deadline difficult, the staff showed much en- thusiasm, according to yearbook adviser, Mrs. Nancy Hastings, journalism teacher. Tough decision. While the first deadline draws near, junior Debbie Dillon, sports assistant, experiences the dilemma of choosing her favorite Girls’ Cross Country pictures. “The staff members had not had a chance to learn any bad habits and wouldn’t fall into old ruts,” Mrs. Hastings added. Likewise “the staff seemed eager and hard- working,” said Editor-in-Chief, Holly Lem, senior. “In spite of the lack of experience, every- one cooperated with each other,” added ad- vertising editor, Terry Gillespie, senior. Another factor contributing to the chaos in the Pub was the increase in size from 11 staff members to 27 members. “The increase in size was a definite improvement in morale because there was not as much pressure on each individual,” said Mrs. Hastings. She went on to say that the quality of the year- book also improved since there were more minds and, therefore, more ideas. As the chaos died down, I let out a big sigh of relief. At last! All my work was fin- ished and my sides were scrubbed clean. Fi- nally I could relax, but unfortunately it would only be temporary, as I knew the chaos and the deadline dilemma would begin again the next day when second hour newspaper began. Which one? In the midst of the third yearbook dead- line, photographer Ken Walczak, junior, frantically searches for a boys’ basketball negative during third hour in the publications room. tR ' . Helpful advice. In order to maintain smooth year- senior Terry Gillespie, advertising editor. The advertis- boolc production, senior Hol ly Lem offers some sugges- ing section is the main source of money for the produc- tions about the advertising section of the yearbook to tion of the yearbook. Paragon: (front row) Terry Gillespie, Bridgett Ros- sin. Holly Lem, Terri Gordon, Steve Goldberg, (sec- ond row) Darcy Herakovich. Melissa Bados, Deanne Wachel, Sue Wilson, Dawn Kusek, Holly Sherman, (third row) Jeff Goldschmidt, Amy Thomas, Ann Miller, Randi Schatz, Tammy Ochstein, Marci Kott, Danielle Gill, (fourth row) Mike Casey, Michelle Jacobo, Jenny Kapas, Nick Struss, Scott Robbins. Ken Walczak, Jackie Korellis, Wendy Harle. (back row) Shelly Jeneske, Lisa Lutz, Thad McNair, Jim Davis, Eric Beatty, Tim Maloney, Shari Romar, Julie Rubino. Paragon 99 THAT’S show biz : ir for singers it will pay La, La, La, La! Although many people sing in the shower, others laugh at the idea. “Me? Sing a tune? Not unless you’re stand- ing ioo yards away with your ears full of cotton!” Despite reactions like these, many students enjoy singing in front of audiences and use their voices to full capacity. That’s why there are outlets for students like these, such as choir and ensembles. “I like being in ensembles because it’s fun, we go different places, and most of all, we sing for different people,” explained junior WenDee Adams, ensemble member. To be in ensembles takes a lot of work and effort. It includes practicing during choir, after school, and sometimes at night. Al- though it’s fun, we do put lots of effort into our practices and performances,” stated ju- nior Nick Meier. “It’s not all always just fun and games.” Students are chosen for ensembles on three levels: singing ability, note reading, and personality. “Personality is a major factor in choosing for ensembles since a person’s atti- tude can affect how he acts and sings,” ex- plained music director and choir teacher Richard Holmberg. Those students who have exceptionally good voice quality and have been in ensem- bles for one year can advance to a higher choir level. For example, a junior that has a better than average voice can be in senior choir. This is similar to an advanced class. Annually, ensembles participate in the In- diana State Music Association winter musical contest that takes place at Gary West Side High School. Aside from this event, ensem- bles also make public performances for civic groups. They also entertain at various Christ- mas banquets and both the spring and winter concert. So ya see, the old saying that practice makes perfect can really come true. Maybe those of us who claim we can’t sing should take more showers . . . Zippity doo da! Although they have no bluebirds on their shoulders, a part of the Senior Mixed Ensemble harmonizes for a “sunshining” performance for the an- nual spring concert held in May. Junior Girls Ensemble: (front row) Lisa Mitchell, Debbi Kish, (second row) Laura Szkacs, Anita Sidor, Sherrill Murad, WenDee Adams, (back row) Carol Beckman, Jennifer Richwine, Michelle Novak, Jodi Jerich, Mary Smogolecki. Senior Girls Sextet: (front row) Abby Labowitz, Dawn Michaels, Nancy Trippel. (back row) Amelie Taube, Marie Lona, Ann Helms Carol Witecha. 100 Ensembles Sophomore Girls Ensemble: (front row) Mary- beth Tafel, Tina Ziants, Cindy Kopenec, Mau- reen Harney, Tara Goebel, Melanie Smith, (back row) Lynne Carter, Margo Schwartz, Carolyn Bcriger, Lori Kobus, Lisa Godlewski, Jennifer Au- burn. D rt? 13 ri ft Boys Senior Ensemble: (front row) Robert Melby, Michael Meyer, Eric Christy, Eric Go- mez, Michael Watson, (second row) Chris Hoch, Jim Krawczyk, Brian Welch, Scott Kambiss. Jon- athon Irk. (back row) Butch Kusiak, John Owen. Rob Dixon, Stephen Gruoner, Dave Urbanski, Dave White. Junior Boys Ensemble: (front row) Mike Hecht, Tony Andello. (second row) Greg Chip, John Higgins, Todd Braman, Rich Davis, (back row) Charles Shoemaker, Marty Brauer, Wally Bracich, Dave Kender, Mike Irk. Junior Boys Ensemble: (front row) Mike Dil- lon, Tom Hemingway, (second row) Chris Benne, John Dzuovcik, Rich Buchanan, (back row) Tom Dernulc, Bob Kish, John Hoch, Tom Zudock. Senior Mixed Ensembles: (front row) Amelie Taube, Dawn Michaels, Amy Riemerts, Amy Helms, Carole Witecha, Nancy Trippel. (back row) Steve Gruoner, Michael Watson, Dave White, Robert Melby, Chuck Roehst, Rob Dixon, Chris Hoch. Ensembles 101 Senior Girls Ensembles: (front row) Susan Red- del, Abby Labowitz, Amy Etter, Laurie Deal, Karen Pfister, Marie Lona. (back row) Anthony Kusiak, Mike Meyer, Jim Krawczyk, Eric Christy, Eric Gomez, Scott Kambiss. Senior Girls Ensemble: (front row) Abby Labowitz, Amy Etter, Marie Lona, Dawn Mi- chaels, Nancy Trippel. (back row) Laurie Deal, Amelie Taube, Amy Riemertz, Carole Witecha, Ann Helms, Susan Reddel. While fiddling away extra time, students “toot” towards top performance Blast! Beep! A cacophony of sound filled the south wing after school one day. What could they be? Giving in to my curiosity, I walked along the corridors past the lockers and stopped in front of the Band room. Be- ing the courageous soul I am, I peeped through the keyhole anticipating . . . antici- pating . . . then I saw it! It was ... It was a student! What would she be doing here, mak- ing these strange sounds? Aha! Finally I fig- ured it out. The sounds I heard were coming from the instrument in her hand and she was staying after school getting more practice to improve her trumpet playing. What dedica- tion! This was not an unusual scene in the Band room after school. “Band and Orchestra members always strive for a higher standard of playing,” explained junior Sharon Metz, trumpet player. Band members met sixth hour to practice and learn new music skills. Practice proved beneficial as the Band performed at numer- ous functions. They played in the Winter Concert held in December and put together a halftime show, which required an average of eight to ten hours of preparation. The Band also performed at local parades such as the Munster Fourth of July parade. Equally important was the factor of coo- peration. “Because the students were always around each other and had to cooperate among themselves,” stated Director Don Os- topowicz. “The biggest factor in having a successful band was the students functioning personally, as well as musically.” According to Mr. “O” as he is referred to by the stu- dents band had become bigger and better since last year, with more enthusiastic and motivated participants. As a fundraiser, Band members sold fruit. “Last year we used some of the money to help support the cost of our trip to Florida,” ex- plained Mr. Ostopowicz. “But this year we weren’t as financially secure so we used the money to buy new uniforms instead.” Besides their many functions, the Band entered in a variety of contests. Band Mem- bers competed in February at Butler Univer- sity under the divisions of ensembles, wood- winds, and brass and percussion. Also, they were in the Organizational Contest in April. “Most students don’t understand that it takes more than just playing an instrument,” added senior Avi Stern, trumpet player. “A Band member should possess three qualities: a strong sense of pride, a desire to promote school spirit, and, last but not least, — talent.” If this be true, Orchestra members were equally dedicated to their duties. “Although Orchestra was small, the six members worked towards excellence and perfection,” explained freshman Laura Baker, Orchestra member. Orchestra: (front row) Bill Mickel, Morgan Noel, Russ Brackett, (back row) Yoko Naka- mura, Amelie Taube, Laura Baker. Band: (front row) Tim Maloney, Dan Colbert, huckabe, Rob Osterman. Curt Jurgenson. (back row) Kevin Larson, Brett 102 Band-Orchestra One, two, three . . . Before starting their musical piece, Band members must focus their attention on Mr. Ostopowicz who will signal when to begin. Cheerful notes. While tuning up his cello, sophomore Russ Brackett prepares to entertain the elderly residents of the Munster Med-Inn as part of the Orchestra’s charity concert. Band: (front row) John Zates, Jeff Clapman, Paul Buyer, (second row) Joanie Horvat, Sharon Kiser, Dave DeLaney, Scott Kazmer. (back row) Robert Lesko, Greg Psaros, David Carter, Darren Johnson. Band: (front row) Bill Slosser, Mike Gustaitis, Mike Vasquez. (second row) Matt Proudfoot, Sharon Metz, Avi Stem, Chris Gloff. (back row) Angelo Tsakopoulus, Randy Blackford, Keith Zoetmean, Dan Kaegebein. Band-Orchestra 103 After school perfection. In order to perfect “Prelude and Rondo” for his musical halftime performance during the Lowell basketball game, senior Rob Osterman puts in extra time after school to make his playing the best it can be. Flute folly. While intensely concentrating on “Handel Concerto Grosso,” senior Amelie Taube prepares for the upcoming ISSMA competition. Amelie placed in the first division in the contest. Band: (front row) Martha Regelman, Laura Gualanbi (second row) Kathy Sims, Tricia Ab- bott, Luara Davis (back row) Andy Sherman, Tushar Patel, Steve Oberc, Scott DeBoer. Band: (front row) Lisa Smisek, Kristi Seliger, Dawn Dryjanske (second row) Raquel Matthews, Julie Safron, Rachel Rueth (back row) Annette Christy, Dawn Bartok. Lisa Gonzales, Marcy May. 104 Band-Orchestra Fiddling to the top Orchestra members performed in concerts, the spring musical, “Pirates of Penzance”, and Commencement in June. “The members of Orchestra had the abili- ty to carry out an excellent performance,” said Mrs. Cindy Schnabel, Orchestra Direc- tor. “However we needed some school sup- port to let us know of the job we’re doing.” Orchestra members felt very good of the role they filled in the community, playing at the Munster Med Inn. “You have to like what you’re doing. If you do, you will set a sense of accomplishment, knowing that you’ve done something for you and your school,” explained freshmen Russell Brackett, Orchestra member, cello player. For Band and Orchestra members, all that hard work paid off. While providing a service for the community, students’ potentials were realized and expressed through their work. Pep up. Joining the band in their version of “Aztec Fire,” freshman Paul Buyer “beats” some spirit into the student body at the Winter Spirit Week pep rally. Band: (front row) Elana Stem, Denise Eck- holm, Dianne Dickerhoff (second row) Aron Krevitz, Laura Siska. Angela Bubala, Ken Reister (back row) Monica Fierek, Brian Fleming, W ' ade Van Orman, Brian Cuddington. Band-Orchestra 105 Butterflies are free. Spreading her wings in the but- terfly routine, junior Amy Meagher, Flag Corps member performs to the song “Still.” Homecoming was just one of the 8 flag corps halftime performances. Precision counts. While performing at the homecom- ing game, junior Kim Hybiak moves her “candy stick” in time to the band’s song “Take the A train.” Drill Team: (front row) Lee Anne Carwford, Sherra Stewart, Trisha Jostes, Kim Fanning, (back row) Lisa Hanusin, Kristin Miga, Suzettc Vale, Nathalie Kijurna, Evette Gadzala. 106 Flags — Drill Team Drill Team, Flag Corps enhances performances with colorful costumes, dances “And now for the best music video. May I have the envelope, please?” Although not winning a Grammy award, Flag Corps and Drill Team won the approval of pep rally and halftime crowds while per- forming their own version of a music video by adding color to the music of the band. Flag Corps members met sixth hour to rehearse routines such as “candy sticks” and “parachutes” which were performed at games and pep rallies. Flag Corps members began their season by marching in the Fourth of July parade and ended with performances at two basketball games at the end of the first semester. Most Flag Corps members found the cor- rect performance of a routine the most satis- factory part of being in Flag Corps. “We work really hard to learn our moves,” com- mented junior Holly Sherman, “Seeing a routine come together before an audience is our reward.” While Flag Corps perfected elaborate rou- tines, Drill Team also strived for precision and perfection. In addition, Drill Team sup- plemented traditional routines with fast- paced, colorful numbers. “We really tried to come up with new ideas and diversify our show,” stated junior LeeAnne Crawford. Drill Team members incorporated color- ful costumes and humorous moves to liven up and enhance their performances. Drill Team members performed along with Flag Corps at football games and picked up where Flag Corps left off, accompanying the Band at basketball games. “We tried to change our performances this year,” said Drill Team sponsor Kathy Dartt, English teacher. “Our routines were a lot faster, and we had a lot of fun.” “What a Feeling.” In an attempt to catch the spirit of the summer smash “Flashdance”, the Drill Team performs an eye-catching routine to one of the movies hit songs, “Manhunt”. Ta da. In order to capture a first place in the Miss Drill Team Competition, the team of senior Sherra Stewart and sophomores Helen Stojkovich and Shelia Pavol hold their pose while the judges make their decision. Drill Team placed first overall in the competition. Flags — Drill Team 107 Drama Club invites students to get into the act To many people, the theater is an escape from everyday life and an entrance into a world of excitement. For Drama club members, the satisfaction of bringing sadness, joy or fright to the audi- ence was a major part of performances. “Every person in the audience experiences the same emotions portrayed by the charac- ters,” explained senior Karen Coltun. Drama Club began preparing in October for their first production, a variety show. Interested students were invited to try out for singing, dancing and comedy skits. “As ‘the performers and the audience’, the student body really enjoyed putting on the show,” said Drama Sponsor Mrs. Linda Lemon, English teacher. During production, Drama members served a double role as crew members and cast members constructing sets and backgrounds and acting in the productions. “We try to give our members an equal amount of crew work and acting in the productions,” ex- plained Mrs. Lemon. After hours of rehearsal and set construc- tion, Drama Club produced “Come Blow Your Horn” in February. This was a three act play following the adventures of a veteran bachelor and his younger brother. “We worked really hard to give a good perfor- mance,” said junior Chris Davlantes. “We enjoyed performing as much as the audience enjoyed the play.” For most Drama members, the opportuni- ty to participate in productions while gaining knowledge about the theater. “Our goal is to give each member a chance, regardless of talent or experience,” added Mrs. Lemon. For students with the desire to enter a new world. Drama club was the key. Work to the music. Senior Rob Passalaqua helps finish sets to wrap up production in time for opening night of “Come Blow Your Horn” in February. Decked out. Dressing for entertainment, junior Eric Gomez enhances his image with vivid clothing in prep- aration for the variety show held in October. Getting their act together. Emphasizing her point, sophomore Connie Boyden used gestures to get her point across with hand gestures while rehearsing with junior Chris Davlantes. 108 Drama Club Drama club: (front row) Dawn Kusek, Cindy Kopenec, Tina Ziants, Amy Zajac, Holly Harle. (second row) Carol Kim, Angela Corona, Julie Thompson, Janice Klawittcr, Karen Skurka, Con- nie Boyden. (third row) Randy Grudzinski, Sally Shaw, Nancy Trippel, Ann Higgins, Chris Dav- lantes, Kelly Harle, Bob Hart, (fourth row) Cin- dy Roh, Jenny Koo, Jim Krawczyk, Eric Gomez, Chris Branco, Beth Bittner, (back row) Gary Mintz, Tami Smith, Lisa Smisek, Jay Ferro, Jim Smick, David Szala. Drama club: (front row) Athena Panos, Melinda Beach, Kim Falusi, Jennifer Johnson, Jodi Jerich, Lisa Bello, Wendy Blackman, Kris Zaun, (second row) Michele Jones, Renee Giragos, Emiko Car- denas, Kristine Halas, Lori Van Senus, Lori Ko- bus. Bonnie Jones, Christie Kortenhoven, Robin Bogumil. (third row) Michelle Krajnik, Harvey Slonaker, Erica Jablon, Bob Applesies, Laurie Lie- sek, Kris Ware, Sherri Fefferman, Missy Johnson, Kelly Daros, Tyran Fulkerson, Cathy Cornell. (fourth row) Wade Van Orman, Aaron Krevitz, Brenna Panares, Jessica Katz, Brad Echtcrling, Rhonda Pool, Cheryl Cooper, Christy Thill, Julie Blaine, (fifth row) Robert Lesko, Troy Stavros, Andy Sherman, Laura Welsh, Denise DeChan- tal, Renee Robinson, Rosanne Trippel, Elaine McMahan, (back row) Chuck Novak, Pat Jen- eske. Mike Chronowski, Cathy Labitan, Kerry Deignan, Thad McNair, Elaine Schmidt, Vcena Jain, Kathy Witham, Yoko Nakamura. Drama Club 109 1 10 Speech-Debate Speech Team: (front row) Sue Westerhoff, Julie Rubino. Cindy Kopenec, WenDee Adams, Amy Zajac. (second row) Janna Comptom, Scot Kambtss, Kelly Harle, Michele Moskovitz, Jenifer Auburn, Margo Schwartz, (third row) Amy Goldberg, Shelia Pavol, Debby Soderquist, Lori Van Senus, Susie Hess, Lori Kobus, Beth Bittner, (back row) Michelle Krajnik, Karen Skurka, Kris- tine Halas, Lisa Zucker, Brad Echterling, Amy Galvin, Carol Beckman, Rhonda Pool. Speech Team: (front row) David Ober lander, Mike Goldsmith, David Gershman, Andrew Gor- don, Tushar Patel, (second row) JoAnne Bame, Janice Klawitter, Carole Witecha, Julie Thomp- son, Jessica Katz, Eric Werth. (third row) Missy Johnson, Shelia Higgins, Kristen Keen, Connie Boyden, Sheri Fefferman, Kristin Komyatte, Ka- ren Coltun, Usha Gupta, (fourth row) Gary Mintz, Kris Zaun, Kerry Deignan, Amy Paulson, Jessica Efron, Holly Harle, Amy Goldberg, Lisa Zucker, Mark Oberlander. (fifth row) Ann Hig- gins, Goran Kralj, Mike Dillon, Jenny Durham. Mark Almase, Chuck Novak, Andy Hahn, Blase Polite, (back row) Brenna Panares, Chris Dav- lantes, Harvey Slonaker, David McCain, Neil Rosario. Which way is up? Do questions like this start an argument with you? Do you have something to say? “Speech and Debate gives me a chance to state my opinions and stand out from the crowd,” explained senior Jonathon Peterson. “We learned the art of arguing.” Speech members gained valuable exper- ience in practicing for competition. Hard work on a daily basis payed off as Speech and Debate placed third in State and qualified three members, senior Dave Ober- lander in Impromptu, senior Karen Coltun in Humorous Interpretation, and junior Mona ElNaggar in Girls’ extemporaneous speaking, all qualified for National competition. “Speech is great for people that enjoy speaking before an audience,” added Karen. While Debate members practiced equally diligently after school to prepare for competi- tion, they had an added difficulty. Their debate coach, Mrs. Linda Horn, was on ma- ternity leave. The members compensated by driving to her home in Merriville to practice. To raise funds for the expenses of meets and traveling costs, Speech and Debate spon- sored the annual Homecoming Chicken Bar- becue on Oct. 9. They charged $2.50 a plate and had a strong turnout, according to Speech and Debate sponsor, Mrs. Helen Engstrom, English and Speech teacher. “We feel that it is the best way to raise funds,” commented Mrs. Engstrom. “It’s also really fun for the members to set up.” For people with a desire to say how they feel and enjoy a good argument, the Speech and Debate team gave students the opportu- nity to put in their “two cents worth.” Where is it? In order to prepare the best possible speech, junior Holly Sherman searches for information on her topic of nuclear war. This is in preparation for the speech meet where she participated in the Extemporane- ous event. LET YOUR Speech and rik f i-n r Debate members HNutRj s P eak out anc DO THE 2! TALKING Debate: (front row) Andrew Gordon, Tushar Patel, Michelle Krajnik, Jennifer Bischoff, Neil Rosario, (back row) Usha Gupta, Eric Werth, Andy Hahn. Blase Polite. Final preparations. Putting forth his best efforts to improve his impromptu style for the National meet, senior David Oberlander spends extra time after school in the speech room. Speech-Debate 111 K 112 Language Clubs Got the right stuff? Language clubs are looking for a few good students. Wanted: Students to participate in lan- guage clubs. Experience not necessary. En- thusiasm and curiosity a must. Students interested in the cultures and backgrounds of foreign languages satisfied their curiosity by participating in foreign lan- guage clubs. However, a background in a foreign language was not necessary. “I don’t speak German but that didn’t stop me from participating,” said junior Jo Anne Bame, German Club Vice-President. “We’re more interested in culture than language.” Cooking German style. Sophomore Rob Lesko dress- es in argyle socks and shorts while preparing a German dessert for Oktoberfest. Prizes were awarded for the most authentically dressed participant. German Club combined their interest in German culture with fun, taking a trip to the German Consulate in Chicago in the fall and carolling over Christmas vacation. “The members picked what they wanted to do,” explained German teacher and German Club sponsor Helga Meyer. “That way they only did the activities that interested them.” German Club highlighted its year by holding an Octoberfest, a German festival held in the fall. “We dressed up in shorts and dresses that Germans wear and made German food,” commented senior Sue Flynn. French Club started off the school year at a slower pace, holding meetings and parties after school. “We sponsored bake sales to raise money for the activities we planned throughout the year,” commented sopho- more Amy Goldberg. “It was also a way of having fun without having to make a lot of preparations.” Other French Club members shared the same view. “I like having parties in class because you don’t have to miss school to go on trips.” While other language clubs flourished, Spanish Club experienced difficulties in es- tablishing itself. Sponsor Paul Lareau gave several reasons why. “First of all, most of the Spanish Club members were participants of other clubs and activities. German Club: (front row) Sally Shaw, JoAnnc Bame, Kathy Pryzbala, Amy Etter. (second row) Jay Ferro, Cindy Kopewec, Becky Thom- son, Mary George, Russ Brackett, (third row) Ann Higgins, Chris Davlantes, Christine Bo- beck, John Frederick, Charlie Shoemaker, Jim Smick. (back row) Mona EINaggar, Robert Lesko, Michael Klocckner, Craig Bomberger, Charlie Chen, John Franklin. Spanish Club; (front row) Lynn Milan, Carol Kim. Michelle Jacobo, Jeff Zawada, Mark Obcrlander. (second row) Marie Bradley, Di- anna Holler, Rosanne Trippel, Dan Garza, (third row) Mike Cha, David Gershman, Yoko Nakamura, Steve Grim, Brad Farkas. (back row) Jenny Koo, Mike Goldsmith, Cathy Cor- nell. Language Clubs 113 Language clubs have the right stuff Secondly, we could never get together on one thing that everyone wanted to do.” While Language clubs introduced foreign culture to Americans, American Field Service (AFS) was concerned with bringing Ameri- can culture to interested foreign students. “We teach students from other countries about how we live,” remarked sophomore Dave Geyer. AFS members sold candy to raise money for activities such as trips and parties. “We learned as much about the exchange students as they learned from us,” added junior Mi- chelle Saklaczynski. From teaching foreign students about our culture to just having fun, language clubs offered something for everyone. American Field service: (front row) Jessica Katz, Dawn Kusek, Julie Rubino, Vanessa Vanes, Wendee Adams, Sally Shaw, (second row) Terry Przybsz, Sheila Pavol. Scott McGregor, Holly Sherman, Sue Flynn, Carol Kim, Sue Wilson, (third row) Cathi Cak, Sharon Dorsey, Stephanie Salzman, Jennifer Bischoff, Mary George, Lisa Smisck, Sharon Metz, Laura McQuade. (fourth row) Kelly Hayden, Shari Romar, Margaret Morgan, Barb Melby, Jim Smick, David Geyer. Cindy Kopencc. Phillip Cak, Bob Melby. (back row) Jelena Stojkovich, Michelle Saklaczynski, Tara Goebel, Lynn Milan, Nancy Yang, Sashi Sehkar, Deanne Wachel. French Club; (front row) Emiko Cardenas, Mau- reen Morgan, Tony Checroun, Anne Marie Jen, Christie Koretoven, Ann Higgins, Rachel Chua. (second row) Jeni Muta, Tara Goebek, David Geyer, Sheila Pavol, Gary Mintz. Becky Thom- son, Andy Mintz, Lee Anne Crawford, (third row) Stephanie Wasilak, Christy Thill, Sandi Oi, Lila Jacobs, Mary Jo Hoch, Cheryl Pool, Nancy Yang, (fourth row) Jenny Falaschetti, Patty San- tucci, Melisa Moser, Rob Blackford, Dean Mes- terharm, Andrew Hahn, Helen Stojkovich, Deno Tackles, (fifth row) Tami Smith, Angie Tackles, Lisa Smisek, Valerie St. Leger, Missy Thomson, Abby Labowitz, Deanne Wachel. (sixth row) Amy Goldberg, Jim Smick, Margaret Morgan, Jelena Stojkovich, Karen Skurka, Kathy Sims, Veena Jain, Anil Jain, (back row) Connie Boy- den, Melissa Bados, Sashi Sehkar. 114 Language Clubs What next? Juniors Sheila Pavol, Constance Boyden, Amy Goldberg and sponsor Alice Mart discuss future plans for French Club activities. Continental cuisine. Choosing from a variety of French foods, junior Deno Tackles selects his favorites. The French Club sponsored bake sales during lunch hours to raise money for activities. xchange students ' find new culture Practice makes perfect. Senior Amelie Taube, Swed- ish exchange student, brushes up on her English Litera- ture fourth hour. Foreign culture was added to the students’ lives as three foreign exchange students en- tered the student body. Vesa Kuusio from Finland and Amelie Taube from Sweden both joined the senior class. Amelie said, “I came here to learn Eng- lish fluently so I can use it in future years.” She added, “The whole thing is a great ex- perience that will change me a bit.” On the other hand, Stephan Klang from Sweden joined the junior class. He is paying his own expenses even though Rotary recom- mended him. Stephan came to America to play sports. As these students went through the year, they found many new friends, new ideas, and a new culture. Language Clubs 115 Students in Math, Accounting, Chess Clubs join the mental fitness craze Today, more and more people are joining the fitness craze. Running and working out is more popular than ever, but when was the last time you gave your brain a workout? For some students working out with their brains was fun and relaxing. In Chess Club students exercised their minds by trying to outwit their opponents. Chess Club members met twice a week after school and played games against each other in preparation for competition against other Congratulations. Senator Ralph Poteseta praises sen- iors Andy Carter, Dean Andreakis, Bill Colias, Peter Bereolos and sponsor Jeff Graves for an outstanding performance at the National Championship in Novem- ber. They earned state legislation recognition. schools. “We are really intense,” commented senior Jonathan Petersen. “Doing well is our main goal.” Hard work and desire culminat- ed in the Chess Club winning the Midwest- ern Scholastic Championship and being rec- ognized for outstanding performance by the Indiana State Senate. “All of the members love to play,” commented sponsor Jeff Graves. “Winning is just a product of their practice.” Accounting Club used their brains in a different manner. “We provide an opportu- nity for people interested in accounting to see what it is like,” said sponsor Don Fortner, Accounting teacher. Accounting Club mem- bers visited public accounting firms to gather information on careers in accounting. Other students used their minds to im- prove their mathematical skills. Math Team members took tests and reviewed mathemat- ical problems to perfect their skills. On Math Team I attained skills I might otherwise not have gotten,” stated senior Enn Chen. Do you get mentally winded when doing a difficult math problem? Playing a game of chess? Balancing your finances? If so, the time to shape up is now at a friendly Math Team, Accounting Club, or Chess Club. Checkmate. Senior Bill Colias tests his skill at chess by playing sponsor Jeff Graves. Chess team meets weekly to improve their skills. 24-2 = ? While reviewing for a Math Team test, soph- omores Rachel Shoup and Dawn Wrona compare an- swers. The members of Math Team were required to take tests to gage their skill. Early morning exercises. Keeping his mind in shape, junior Tim Mateja participates in early morning tests held by Math Club in the search for new members. 116 Accounting, Chess, Math Clubs Chess Club: (front row) Giri Sekhar, Sean Pa- mintuan, Charlie Chen, Jeff Greshman. (second row) Mr. Jeff Graves, Phil Cak, Peter Bereolos, Dennis Gifford, Avi Stern, (back row) Ken Har- rison, Lisa Ferber, Chris Vogt. Andy Carter. Jeff Quasney, Rich Stcffy, John Gustaitis. Accounting Club: (front row) Rosie Mason, Mr. Don Fortner, Aileen Dizon. (back row) Ron Ware, Ed Rau. Accounting, Chess, Math Clubs 117 1 1 8 DEC A-OE A DEC A Club: (front row) Karla Brown, Mike Leeney, Nick Vlasich, Kim Plesha, Michelle Cook, Kim Faming, Robert Appelsics, Kim Wi- ley, Esther Bowen, (second row) Amy Cyrier, Barb Ramirez, Jennifer Groff. Lori Jarrett, Julie Dubczak, Jill Jasinski. Chris Metz, Greg Lorenzi. (third row) Brian Karulski, Brad Haizlip, Scan Gill, Dennis Kellams, Andrei Dragomer, Mark Westerfield. Chris Scott, Daren Morford. Chuck Rogers, (fourth row) Walter Bracich, Ray Pudlo, Roslyn Lindell, Mary Doyle, Liz Snow, Jim Snow, Jill Caniga, Tim Mueller, (back row-) Marty Brauer, Doug Adams, Jim Basich. Bob Melby, Dave Carbonarc, Matt Dzieciolowski, Kurt Pfis ter, Curt Payne, Mike Hecht. OEA Club: (front row) Mary Tsakopoulos, Vicki Nowacki, Linda Belford, Georgia Tsako- poulos. (back row) Holly Eriks, Debbie Cipich, Kristina McCune, Merilee Hollingsworth. f g! Students widen their horizons with knowledge and work experience through DECA and OEA It’s Monday afternoon, 1:40. The major- ity of students are rushing to get to their classes on time. But there are exceptions Sen- ior Merilee Hollingsworth is one. She’s rush- ing to get to her job. The same goes for senior Mary Tskaupolis, who is preparing to go to work at Citizens Federal Bank. These students arc getting on-the-job training while making money. But they are also receiving high school credit. These students are members of either Dis- tributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) or Office Educational Association (OEA). DECA and OEA are clubs which focus on teaching students to make and sell products through firsthand experience. Deca is a club which gives members an opportunity to find outside jobs or to work in the “Source,” the school bookstore. The classes Sales and Marketing and Marketing Distributive Education (MDE) are required On the job. Typing is only one of the skills necessary for senior Marilec Hollingsworth at her job through OEA. She works during school while receiving 3 hours of credit. for membership. “By getting an appropriate job through the club, students know it’s meant for them. The work experience helps them raise money and become more prepared for future busi- ness related jobs,” stated Mr. Lewis. He add- ed, “The kids also attain an advantage for college. They will be a step ahead of students just starting.” Junior Bob Appelsies agreed, “I chose this class because I heard that it was a terrific college prep, course and that I would gain experience in selling and purchasing mer- chandise and goods.” Club treasurer senior Kim Plesha men- tioned another advantage, “While DECA builds skills in certain jobs, it also gives a student the chance to gain money that can aid him in going to college.” In the same respect, OEA develops office skills while allowing members to earn money for their work. The completion of one of the business courses and the Cooperative Office Education (COE) class is necessary in order to become a member. “The club’s main ambition is to support and get involved with the community,” stat- ed senior Merilee Hollingsworth. All profits made from fund raisers, which varied from typing the course outline booklet to selling carnations, were given to the community. “The club donated this year’s money earned from the carnation sale to the Humane Soci- ety instead of celebrating their usual Christ- mas party,” stated Mrs. Jean Kadish, club sponsor. Mrs. Kadish summed up the assets of the club, “Through their experience the students became more confident people. The success they found in their jobs made them more confident of their ability to succeed on their own.” Students worked about fifteen hours a week and received a 3 full credits. “It’s a great source for making additional money, plus it lets you earn credits for graduation,” stated Merilee. OEA and DECA widened horizons for students. While receiving both pay and cred- it, they gained knowledge and experience, factors which will help strengthen their fu- tures. Happy Holidays! Since the holidays are just around the corner, Mr. Kent Lewis, DECA sponsor, adds a special touch to the display case next to the bookstore to enhance the holiday spirit before vacation. Making someone’s day. To add festive spirit to Christinas, Santa ' s helpers, seniors Georgia Tsakopoulos and Roslyn Lindell distribute multi-colored carnations and candy canes in order to raise money for the Humane Society and brighten student’s holiday season. DEC A-OE A 119 w. | | From the highest r U N M mountain to the A A ACC ee P est sea dub VJ 1V1E3 members show their diversion while still having fun “After a long week’s hard work at school, I like to enjoy myself on the weekends by get- ting away and doing something different,” stated junior Meg Morgan. “Field Trip Club allowed me to do that.” Students were given the chance to pursue their interests through various school organi- zations. Clubs such as Scuba, Ski, Bowling and Field Trip emphasized student participa- tion in activities which are both fun and interesting for the students. “Scuba Club is right for people that like exploring and adventure,” stated sponsor Mr. Jeffrey Graves, chemistry teacher. He added that the ten members established a sense of teamwork every time they dived. “The operation of diving depends on part- nership,” explained sophomore Jerry Pupillo. “We relied on the buddy system — it can save your life!” Mr. Graves added. “Once you are under the water, you see great things that most people will never see.” Likewise, Ski Club’s goal is for students to develop skills and have fun at the same time. Junior Amy Thomas explained, “Our club shot for being fun while showing the mem- bers their special abilities, whether they were coordination or just good ski handling.” In its first year, the c lub tried to recruit students not involved in other activities. “All 20 members enjoyed the sport and expressed it in the way that they skied,” Amy ex- plained. For other students, Bowling Club gave them the opportunity to enjoy themselves and improve their skills. Senior Rob Oster- man commented, “I joined this club because I really enjoyed bowling, but more importantly to get together with friends and have fun.” Meetings were held once a week and each member was given the opportunity to bowl at Munster Lanes at least twice a week. An organization which attracted over 70 students was Field Trip Club, a club which went on excursions ranging from seeing bal- lets to visiting amusement parks. “We tried to take members to exhibits they that normally wouldn’t get to see,” said Miss Annette Wisnewski, Field Trip Club sponsor. “It gave them a sense of indepen- dancy too.” Summing it up. Junior Kelly Hayden re- marked, “Field Trip Club, like other clubs, lets you enjoy yourself while learning things.” Field Trip Club: (front row) Diana Holler, Dawn Enlow, Lila Jacobs, Elana Stern, Kristi Se- liger, Charles Chen, (second row) Jessica Katz. Raquel Matthews. Elaine Schmidt, Kathy Sims, Jelena Stojakovic, Teresa Pryzbysz, Beth Schaffner. (third row) Jane Etling, Shari Romar, Vanessa Vanes, Barb Melby, David Geyer, Jeff Frost, Sue Gurawitz, Amy Ralcos. Field Trip Club: (front row) Tina Meyers, Michelle Dcutch, Tara Goebel, Dawn Dryjanski, Amy Zajac, Jodi Quasney. (second row) Mau- reen Frank, Jennifer Wisniewski, Jay Ferro, Susan Flynn, Deena Barrera, Christine Johnson, Lisa Winkler, (third row) Sally Shaw, Nancy Trippel, Cindy Kopencc, Julie Rubino, Marie Bradley. Gina Bacino, Mary Fissinger, Sharon Dorsey (fourth row) Kelly Hayden, Margaret Morgan, Rosanne Trippel. Tracy Brennan. Jim Smick, Mi- chele Saklaczynski, Carolyn Beiger, Kerri Christ, Steve Oberc. 120 Bowling, Field Trip, Scuba, Ski Clubs Achieving his goal. After giving it his best shot, senior Joe Kaster grins with pride at the “sure to be a strike.” Bowling Club practices were held at Munster Lanes at least twice a week. Not too tight! To perfect her skiing abilities, junior Christin Faso makes sure that her skis fit her to a “t” so she can ski her best at Royal Valley. Scuba Club: (front row) Jerry Pupillo, Chris Sannite. Tom Karras, (back row) Jeff Graves, Mark Lorenzi Ski Club: (front row) Jim Giorgio, Pat Sipple, Amy Thomas, Mr. Jay McGee, (second row) Jeff Bowling Club: (front row) Jason Egnatz, Matt Proudfoot, Mr. Jeff Graves, Michelle Krajnik, Dave Gcrsham. (second row) Joe Kaster, Jeff Gresham, Rob Osterman, Carole Kim, Jim Krawc- zyk, Andy Carter, (third row) Michael Kloeck- nar, Robert Lcskc, Chris Vogt, Peter Bereolos. John Gustaitis, Rich Steffy. Mark Lorenzi. (fourth row) Mark Verploeg, Avi Stem. Kaegebein, Mike Passales, Greg Kain, Blake Decker, Vesa Kusio. Bowling, Field Trip, Scuba, Ski Clubs 121 he Mustangs are no one to laugh at Their spirit and determination show that Through trophy decked cases And All-State Honor faces The Mustangs are ready for “combat.” While the team support was outstanding The cheerleaders’ job was demanding With encouraging notes And decorative floats The team’s chances of winning were expandin The Boys’ Tennis team was really on the ball Ending the season with a terrific 18-2 haul From the Sectional win To their Regional spin Leading the boys to their Semi-State fall. While the tennis team was on a roll The football team’s victories were out of control Participating in the Cluster With all the spirit they could muster The Munster Mustangs did well on the whole. Through our spirited victories we have spoke Of the glory our performances invoke Our teams are made of steel They play their games with zeal The Munster Mustangs are simply NO JOKE. 122 Athletics eady to spring. Eying his prey, senior Bob Melby gets set to pounce on his Calumet opponent. While hoping that this being a home meet will bring him some luck. P 1 oolside manner. Keeping up the customary practice of reciting the Pledge of Allegiance before each meet, junior Mike Gonzales accompanies his fellow swimmers at the poolside. After the solemn oath, the Seahorses dove head first into a victory with a close score of 90-82 against their Highland opponent. J ump shot. With perfect form, senior Maureen Morgan outjumps her opponent and just makes the tip. Although Maureen’s efforts were of top quality, her team suffered a defeat to Calumet. Athletics 123 Let’s Go mustangs! In order to get adrenalin going, the basketball cheerleaders do a fight cheer to get the spirit pumping through out the crowd. The results are . . . Announcing the time of the Kyro scope, junior Tiffany Arcella helps out the coaches, as one of the tasks of GTO by keeping track of the times after each event. Football Varsity Cheerleaders: (front row) Kristin Komaytte, Lora Liddle, Andrea Petro- vich. (back row) Brigitte Viellieu, Lisa Trilli, Debbie Dillon. Basketball Varsity Cheerleaders: (front row) Debbie O’Donnell, Lora Liddle. (back row) Kathy Wojcik, Brigitte Viellieu, Laura Serletic, Kelly Harle. Basketball Junior Varsity Cheerleaders: (front row) Jennifer Miga, Kristine Halas, Lisa Layer, (back row) Kerry Little, Susan Hess. 124 Cheerleaders — GTO — Mustang Moms Cheerleaders, Moms, GTO □ □ to psyche athletes What’s our Mustang battle cry? V-I- C-T-O-R-Y! Cheering, decorating lock- ers, and t.p.’ing houses were common activities of the cheerleaders, Girls Tim- ing Organization (GTO), and Mus- tang Mustang Moms as they worked to raise spirit. Many girls wanted to join the spirit raising ranks. Scene: Munster High School Cafete- ria. Goal: To become a cheerleader. Theme: To go for it. This was the situa- tion 48 girls were faced with in compet- ing for one of the eighteen spots on the Freshman, Junior Varsity, and Varsity cheerleading squads. “This year girls were selected from a group of outside judges. It gave everyone a fair chance,” stated cheerleading coach Mrs. Linda Scheffer, Home Economics teacher. To order money for new uniforms and tuition for a cheerleading clinic, the girls sold an infinite numbers of carna- tions, painters hats, and sweets. The results made the girls’ efforts worthwhile. “It’s amazing what new uniforms can do, said junior Kathy Wojcik. “It gave a whole new look to Swimming GTO: (front row) Michele Sa- kalczki, Meg Morgan, Kelly Hayden, (second row) Kim Walker, Jenny Koo, Brianna Newton, Lynn Farkas, Cheryl Pool, Sally Miller, (back row) Jill Janott, Dee Dee Dinga, Michele Nowak, Katie Sheehy, Donna Farkas. the squad.” According to Mrs. Scheffer, “The clinic taught the girls new cheers and chants. It also gave the girls a chance to get to know one another better.” With new uniforms and new cheers, the girls were determined to generate a feeling of team spirit from the crowd. Sophomore Brigitte Viellieu explained, “If a cheerleader can’t arouse the feeling of team spirit, then the purpose of a cheerleader is no more.” Besides creating enthusiasm among the fans, according to senior Lisa Trilli, squad captain, “The feeling of a cheer- leader is to support the team no matter what the situation is. Also, the cheer- leaders have to represent the team and school the best they can.” The cheerleaders weren’t the only ones who helped the athletes get pysched up for the meets. GTO in- spired players by decorating lockers and giving support to the team as a whole. “We honored the senior wrestlers by giving each one a rose and baking cook- ies on their last dual meet,” explained Mrs. Johnson, English Teacher, in charge of wrestling GTO. She went on to say,” “The guys got a kick out of it, knowing that somebody was there thinking about them personally.” GTO started out in 1971 with only one member helping the coaches with timing in various events. Now GTO consists of three sports (track, swim- ming, and wrestling). “Even though I could not hear their support when I was performing. It was good to know some- one was there rooting for me,” said Jim Gauthier, junior diving member. Students weren’t the only ones who got involved with keeping the adrenalin going amongst the team members. The mothers of the players formed a group called the “Mustang Moms.” “We wanted to give the players support, so they would know we were behind them.” stated football mom Mrs. Jean Biesen. The mothers made signs that were held up along the bus route to away games and des igned red and white spirit hankies to wave when touchdowns were made. Even though they were not compet- ing themselves, the cheerleaders, GTO, and mustang Moms did much to raise spirit and help lead the mustangs to a victory. Wrestling GTO: (front row) Michele Sak- lacznki, Kelly Hayden, Meg Morgan, Mitchie Jacobo, Karen Markovich, (second row) Tina Ziants, Melissa Bados, Deanne Wachel, Karen Skurka, Connie Boyen, Brianna Newton, (back row) Cheryl Pool, Michele Jones, Katie Sheehey, Bonnie Jones, Lynn Farkas. Football Junior Varsity Cheerleaders: (front row) Jennifer Miga, Kristine Halas, Lisa Later, (back row) Kerry Little, Laura Serletic. Freshmen Cheerleaders: (front row) Robin Lancnberg, Kris Zaun. Holly Harle. (back row) Cheryl Cooper, Rhonda Pool, Christy Thill. Cheerleaders — GTO — Mustang Moms 125 Winning season ends in a s team falls short at playoffs Blood, sweat, and tears were all a part of the playoffs against second-ranked Hobart. Fans swarmed through the gate to view one of the most crucial games of the season. Yet, the Mus- tangs made an unsuc- cessful attempt to go to State, losing 21-6. “The team’s overall record of 8-3 was something we were ex- tremely proud of because we came back from our opening loss against Valpar- aiso.” However, Coach Leroy Marsh, Health and Safety teacher, felt this was a defeat that the team overcame. “It was a season that began with long hours of training and hardwork.” stated senior Cary Gessler. As the pre-season in August began, so did the weightlift- ing program for 71 players. With fifteen returning seniors, com- pared to last years eight, the team put forth a postive attitude. Everyone was willing to sacrifice for each other to ha ve a successful season,” stated senior tri- captain Dave Adich. He went on to say, “We went into the season with a really positive attitude and everyone wanted to have a victorious season. We felt we could beat anybody if we played our best.” “Though we wanted to seek revenge for our previous losses against Valpar- aiso, we opened the season with an un- successful attempt to win 14-7,” stated junior Ted Dawson. “We set to accomplish a 9-1 record, but we had the loss against Valpariaso and Highland 14-7,” ex- plained senior tri-captain Mike Meyer. He added, “over all the season went well and everyone got along great.” For the first time, this year the Indiana High School Athletic Associ- ation (IHSAA) adopted the Cluster System for the football players. According to Mike, “The cluster system was inefficient. They should have had more teams in- volved so there couldn’t have been ties,” In the first game against Lake Central, the Mustangs won 3-0. Playing High- land in the second they squeaked by with a 7-6 victory. Going into the playoffs unranked, the Mustangs were up against Hobart, who had been in the State Finals three of the last four years. To most, the “We went into the season with a really positive attitude and wanted to have a win- ning season. We felt we could beat anybody if we played our best.” Practice makes perfect! While practicing his punting, junior Chris Camino (9) warms up to face another challenge while attempting the extra point. Chris missed the last game of the season and playoffs due to a knee injury against Calumet. Thrill of Victory. Sliding by with a 7-6 victory against Highland in the Cluster Playoffs, Mus- tang players show their exuberant energy by jumping for joy. 126 Football No Way! Questioning a referee’s call, Senior Mike Knight (64) hopes it won’t alter the final Mustang score. Mike later made All-Conference team and received the Head Hunter Award. Listen closely! While listening intently. Senior Dave Adich (50) gives his full attention to the advice of Coach Leroy Marsh, Health and Safety Teacher. Dave later made All-Conference team and won the Mustang Leadership Award. Catch me if you can. Caring the ball, junior Dave Cerajewski (30) pushes through a pack of players to make a first down. Varsity Football Crown Point 6 ■4 8-3 Highland 24 8 MHS OPP Griffith 8 29 Valparaiso 7 ■4 Calumet 12 3 Andrean 6 3 T.F. North 12 0 S.B. St. Joseph 10 0 Lake Central ■4 9 Freshman A-Team Hammond 7 6 VJ Crown Point 21 ■5 MHS OPP Highland ■4 17 E.C. Washington 60 ■4 Griffth 33 8 Lake Central 6 4 Calumet 34 7 T.F. South 12 8 Lowell 3 0 Crown Point 6 ■3 Cluster playoffs Highland 20 0 Lake Central 3 0 Griffith 20 18 Highland 7 6 Calumet 40 29 Sectionals Lowell 0 8 Hobart 6 21 Freshman B Tcam Junior Varsity 1-4 -3 MHS OPP MHS OPP Highland 12 6 Lowell 6 8 Lake Central 0 ' 4 Andrean 7 6 T.F. South 0 8 Merrillville 16 10 Crown Point 16 22 Highland 21 20 Highland 0 20 Lake Central ■3 6 Hammond ' 4 8 Shape up! In order to avoid pulled muscles, Meyer (66), and Dave Adich (10) lead the team Senior tri-captains Larry Hemingway (7), Mike n warm up stretches. Football 127 Battle of the Ball. In order to recover the ball from their opponent. Highland, seniors Mike Meyer (66), and Mike Knight (64), and junior Randy Byrant (35) combine their efforts in a team tackle. Down, Red 19 , Set. While in the ready posi- tion, Senior Larry Hemingway (17) prepares to receive the “snap” in a stragedy play against rival Highland. The Mustang’s attempt at victory was unsuccessful, leading to a defeated score of 14- 17- Varsity Football Team: (front row) Paul Waisnora, Barry Jamowsky, Bob Rovai, Rick Der- nulc, Joe Yang, Jeff Dedelow, Chris Benne, Scott Blanco, Tom Kudele, Jay Leiser, John Slivka, Dave Sanders, Eric Powell, Jeff Kapp, Chris Ca- mino, Larry Hemingway, (second row) Dave Steiner, Perry Manous, Kevin Lasky, Dave Cera- jewski, John Owen, Mark Johnson, Ted Dawson, Tom Hemingway, Tim Peters, Marty Collins, Jeff Pavelka, Mike Watson, Mike Baker, (third row) Coach Marsh, Mike Smiley, Damon Karrs, Spiro Megremis, Randy Bryant, Dave Urbanski, Greg Hauser, Carl Strain, Ken Mahala, Dave Adich, Steve Schoenberg, Tom Zudock, Brain Karulski, Lenny Nowak, John Mybeck, Mike Rz onca. (fourth row) Coach Fussell, Coach Boch- nowski, John Irk, Wayne Swart, John Jepsen, Mike Stodola, Tim Canady, Mike Knight, Dan Plaskett, Mike Meyer, Chuck Novak, Mike Lee, Mark Westerfield, Dan Tharp, Andy Lambert, Steve Paris, (back row) Coach Wroblewski, Coach Robertson, Jim Kisel, Tony Vranesevich, Dave Malinski, Cary Gessler, Carl Krumrei, Rick Blaney, Charlie Shoemaker, Matt Travis, Don Biesen, Nick Meier, Larry Sanek, Jeff Volk, Ke- vin Mann, Mike Irk. 128 Football playoff game was the highlight of the season. “Just playing against Hobart and beating Saint Joe, second-ranked in Class AAA io-o, was the best part of the season,” said Cary. Recognition for individual achieve- ments were presented for outstanding performances. Senior Mike Knight, An All-Conference linebacker, received the Head Hunter Award and was later named linebacker for the Times De- fense All Stars. All-Conference flan ker Perry Manous, junior, won the Most Valuable Offensive Back Award, while senior Dave Malinske, who made All- Conference, was named Most Valuable Offensive Lineman. Seniors Dave Adich and Larry Hem- ingway, All-Conference players, both won Most Valuable Defensive Back and the Mustang Leadership Award. Dave later Made Defensive All Stars of the Times. Senior Mike Meyer, who was All- Conference, won the Pride, Hustle, and Desire Award. Most Improved went to senior Mike Stodola. Sophomore Tom Zudock won the Big Blue Award, given to the outstanding underclassman. Jeff Dedelow won the Whitey Sheard Scholarship for the senior holding the outstanding grade point average. Don Biesen, Jim Kisel, Tom Kudele, Jay Lieser and Joe Yang shared the Senior Pride Award. Injuries, Injuries. After an action-packed game, accidents are bound to happen. Upon suffering a hand injury after successfully blocking his oppo- nent, senior Tom Kudele is bandaged by Dr. Pavelka, the team doctor. Engrossed in thought. With only 2:01 left in the game. Mustangs leading 6-0 against Andrean, junior Mike Rzonca (43) watches the game in- tensely. Fair shake. After the coin toss. Senior Tri- captain Mike Meyer shakes hands with the Val- paraiso captain, demonstrating good sportsman- ship. Mike later made All-Conference team and received the Pride, Hustle and Desire Award. Football 129 with skill, cooperation Many coaches dream of winning a regional title, but Coach Ed Mussell- man, algebra teacher, set his goals mod- estly. His desire was to reach last year’s accom- plishment. The Boys’ Tennis team fulfilled those goals by making it to the final round of semi- state. “Even though the players were upset that they didn’t make it to the state tourna- ment, I think they were pleased with their performance. I sure was,” re- marked Coach Mussellman. The fact that everyone won their re- spective conference medals was simply icing on the cake for Coach Mussellman as well as the team members. The last time every team member won their re- spective conference positions was in 1976. The reasons for these two major ac- complishments were, according to Coach Mussellman, “Cooperation and support coming from everyone on the team to everyone on the team. Also, the team didn’t get overconfident.” Senior Roland Murillo, co-captain, attributed the team’s success to their ability to handle pressure better and bet- ter as the season progresses. Even with their considerable merits, one might think the team had lacked something because they didn’t make it to the state tournament. “I feel the team lacked nothing. In the semi-state final our opponents played bet- ter than we did. It’s not a question of what we were missing,” replied Coach Mussellman. In agreement with Coach Mussellman, ju- nior Chris Ignas, co-cap- tain, felt the team worked to the best of their ability. “Our play improved a lot and we gained confi- dence from our All-Conference victories and our first round semi-state victory.” Senior Roland Murillo added that these achievements would be the cause of next year’s success. “Next year will be the year that they will exceed their ex- pectations.” 4 I feel the team lacked nothing. In the semi-state finals our opponents played better than we did. It’s not a question of what we were missing.” r- Boys’ Tennis Team: (front row) Tim Broder- son, Tim Schroer, Neil Resario, Don Yang, Giri Sekhar, Adam Ochstein, Joe Solan, (second row) Steve Goldberg, Jay Potasnik, Andy Hahn, Jim Harrison, Joey Grey, Steve Oberc, (back row) Chris Ignas, Jeff Freeman, Roland Murillo, Stefan Klang, Mark Oberlander, David Oberlander, Bill Heuer, Mark Almase, Coach Ed Mussellman. Just a shot away. Battling the sun as well as his opponent, sophomore Andy Hahn, junior varsity, prepares to hit an even better backhand. Andy helped the junior varsity end the season with seven wins and two losses. 130 Boys’ Tennis i ' ll! • P 4 1 ’ i . 1 . ■ • i . 1 . t-r.I .t3-: .U, a 4 i 0 m Proud of his shot. After forcing his Gavit oppo- nents to net the ball with a crosscourt backhand, junior Stefan Klang, number one doubles, shows a smile of satisfaction as he retrieves the ball. Stefan and his partner, senior Roland Murillo, co-cap- tain, went on to win 6-2, 6-2. Poised and ready. With teeth clenched, eyes fixed and feet set, sophomore Joey Grey, junior varsity, prepares to hit a blistering backhand. Joey went on to defeat his Highland opponent by a score of 6-4, 6-3. Ready to spring. Anxiously awaiting the shot from his Gark opponent, junior Chris Ignas, number one singles, readies to return a forehand winner and eventually take the match. The team went on to defeat Clark 5-0, thus capturing the Sectional title. Boys’ Tennis (18-2) West Lafayette North Central Gavit Morton Lake Central Griffith Bishop Noll Crown Point Highland South Bend St. Joe La Porte Gary Andrean Calumet Lowell Conference Sectionals Clark Hammond Regionals Semi-State MHS 3 o 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 OPP 2 5 o o o o o o o 4 3 5 5 5 5 5 2 o o o First Place First Place o o First Place Second Place Boys’ Tennis 131 Inexperienced team uses to accomplish overall goals Running through puddles, stepping into holes, and facing harsh weather conditions were just a few of the diffi- culties the Girls’ Cross Country Team members had to face. Yet the accom- plishments reached proved the team’s ef- forts were worth- while. As a team, the girls placed 4 out of 5 in Conference and fifth in Sectionals. Individual accomplishments were also gained. Sophomore co-captain Sue Hackett made first All-Conference team while senior co-captain Beth Hackett attained second All-Conference team. According to Coach Mrs. Susan Zem- bala, “Finishing with a 4-5 record and having Sue place 25 out of 125 in Re- gional were the highlights of the sea- Final stride. While sprinting the last mile, sen- ior Beth Hackett directs all of her energy into finishing the race against Valparaiso where she eventually placed 2nd. She also made 2nd All- Conference team. Running with the wind. Channeling all of her energy into winning, sophomore Renee Zawada strives to complete the remainder of the 1.9 miles set for the course at Merrillville. son. Most of the girls felt their success was due largely to the team’s spirit. “The team members were really close and acted like a family. Everyone was optimistic about the meets,” said Sue. Sophomore Lisa Zucker agreed, “We ran as a team in order to do well, not just as individuals.” Each girls’ individual goal, whether to match or improve her time, added to the overall strength of the team. In cross country, every individual achievement adds to the finished product. Because the team contained only three experienced runners, the courses were a new challenge to most of the girls. “The courses were tough to run at first, but as the meets went on they got easi- er,” Lisa said. She added that dedication and effort was re- quired even by the ex- perienced girls. “Cross country is a tough and strenuous sport, because basi- cally all you can do is run,” said Coach Zembala. “It takes a special kind of per- sonality and perseverance.” Stretch 2 , 3 , 4 . In order to avoid pulled muscles sophomore Lisa Zucker stretches before running against Valparaiso, while sophomore Sue Hackett contemplates her strategy for the upcoming race. She later made first All-Conference team. 4 Cross Country is a tough and strenuous sport, because basically all you can do is run,” said Coach Zembala. “It takes a spe- cial kind of personality and perseverance.” 132 Girls’ Cross Country 9 irw- Girls’ Cross Country (4-5) MHS OPP Noll win Highland J‘ Valparaiso 28 29 Lake Central lost Calumet, won Gavit lost Merrillville lost Chesterton won Crown Point Invitational 3rd place Lake Central Invitational 6th place Highland Invitational 7th place Conference 4th place Sectionals 5th place Thataway! Pointing toward the finish line Coach Susan Zembala directs sophomore Renee Zawada in a losing effort against Merrillville. Girls’ Cross Country: (front row) Lisa Zucker, Julie Pardell, Renee Zawada, Lillian Ghosh, (sec- ond row): Merri Robbins, Beth Hackett, Sue Hackett. Girls’ Cross Country 133 Improvement is a must. While Coach Jay McGee, U.S. History teacher, keeps track of the times, straining runners come into the finish line hopeful of good results during a home meet held at Community Park. Boys’ Cross Country 9 3 MHS OPP. Clark ■7 40 Hammond 27 3 ° Whiting 27 3 ° Lowell, 56 79 Calumet, 90 Lake Central ■8 Griffith, 7 ° 48 Lake Central 18 East Chicago Roosevelt, 3 1 89 Calumet, 56 Highland 33 Invitationals Gavit 2nd Crown Point 3rd Lowell 2nd Lake Central 4th Highland 9th Clark 2nd Lake Suburban Conference 5th Sectionals 2nd Regionals 5th lowest score wins 134 Boys’ Cross Country Team overcomes setbacks 3 equal success The season opened. A good bunch of talented athletes were ready to work hard in practice, and look onward with en- thusiasm to the com- ing season, and most of all have a successful season. Yet often unfor- seen setbacks occurred, whether it be bad weather conditions, injuries, or lack of runners. They managed to end their season with a better record than last year. Plus the team went undefeated in their home dual meets. “The team also had respectful fin- ishes in Conference and Sectionals,” stated Coach Jay McGee, U.S. History teacher. The underclassmen outnumbered the upperclassmen six to three. “Though the underclassmen practiced hard and improved greatly, the lack of experienced runners was a definite dis- advantage,” stated junior Brett Robbins. “Though the team lacked experience throughout the season, the runners were mentally an d physically prepared for every meet,” stated Coach McGee. “Besides lack of experience, runners faced other disadvantages such as a lack of substantial number of runners,” stat- ed sophomore Casey Elish. Adding to this was the loss of junior Tad Taylor who had trouble with his knee and couldn’t run the season’s sec- ond half. Despite the sea- sons many setbacks, the team had some major accomplishments. The season fin- ished with a record of 9-3, and overall better record than last year’s score of 7- 9. “It was a very respectable record for a young team,” stated Coach McGee. Though the team endured a difficult season, their efforts should prove worth- while with the return of seven lettermen next season. Though the team lacked experience throughout the season, the runners were mentally and physically prepared for ev- ery meet.” Holding no grudge. Attempting to catch his breath, junior Brett Robbins talks to his East Chicago Roosevelt opponent who attained first place to Brett’s second in the 5 kilometer run. Stretching the legs. Hoping for a better time than last meet, sophomore Tom Gerike stretches out his leg muscles to get loose for the upcoming meet at Community Park. Boys’ Cross Country 135 Practice makes perfect. Junior Christine Johnson perfects her putting during practice at Wicker Park. The Golf Team started daily prac- tices in August and continued throughout the season. Shady surroundings. In a match at Wicker Park, senior Lynne Marcinak hunts for her ball on the fairway of the second hole. Girls’ Golf ( 2 - 7 ) MHS OPP Chesterton 35 03 Valparaiso, 228 ' 93 Andrean ' 7 Gary Roosevelt 249 308 Michigan City Elston 5 ' ' 94 Portage 47 266 Michigan City Rogers 49 ' 95 LaPorte 3 180 Merrillville 45 ' 3 Rensselaer Invitational 1 2th place South Newton Invitational 8th place LaPorte Invitational 10th place Sectionals 5th place 136 Girls’ Golf Rj Disadvantages, setbacks plague lady golfers Detour signs and construction men were a common sight on Wicker Park Golf Course. After daily practice, the members of the Girls’ Golf team soon got accus- to med to the adverse con- ditions. “The course we prac- ticed on everyday was only temporary and was in terrible shape,” stated Coach Tom Whiteley, U.S. History teacher. “After practicing on the course until our first meet, they re-opened all nine holes. It was like we were on a new course.” Ju- nior Kathy Sublett agreed, “We didn’t really have a home course advantage. That is one reason we had such a tough season.” The weather, also, was a problem. According to Mr. Whiteley, it was not always cooperative. Junior Nancy Yang remarked, “Some days it was too hot and humid and other days it just stormed.” Surviving these disadvantages, the Golf Team finished with a 2-7 record. “While we were in a rebuilding year, we ran into some teams having their best season,” added Mr. Whiteley. Three seniors and six underclassmen braved the physical conditions. Senior Patty Watson earned Most Valuable Player while Christine Johnson was honored with Most Im- proved Player award. Despite these achieve- ments, the torn apart course plus the terrible weather equalled an off year. This did not slosh any of the attitudes about the team. According to Mr. Whiteley, they were always working hard to do their best. After all, every grey raincloud must have its silver lining. Getting it together. Making sure she has every- thing she needs for the meet against Michigan City Rogers, junior Chris Johnson makes a final check of her supplies. “We didn’t really have a home course advantage. That is why we had a tough season.” Strategic move. Preparing for her next shot, junior Kathy Sublett thinks about where to place her next shot on the green. Girls’ Golf Team: (front row) Nancy Yang, Amy Lamott, Chris Johnson, Sally Shaw. (Back row) Coach Tom Whitley, Patty Watson, Kathy Sublett, Darcy Herakovich, Lynne Marcinak. Girls’ Golf 137 Sectionals fall short || for lady spikers While others were enjoying the dwindling summer days in August, the Girls’ Volleyball team was preparing for the upcoming season with daily practices. Their wor- kouts entailed running miles for endurance, lift- ing weights for stamina, and executing drills for skill. The girls were deter- mined to make up for the problem which faced them — inexperience. “We knew we had lost a lot of good players and the idea stuck in the back of our heads,” stated senior co-captain Ka- ren Eggers. The team started the season right by winning 9 of their first 14 games. Dur- ing this time the team faced a hard setback when senior Kim Hittle received an injury and was out for the rest of the remaining games. “We went into a devastating middle part of the season with a 2-14 record,” stated junior Jamie Beck. The lack of experience had caught up to us,” said Karen. “A lot of games were close, but many times the points just went to the opposing team.” “As we went into Sectionals, we were playing more as a team and communi- cating better,” said senior Maureen Morgan. “We went into sectionals not think- ing of our won-loss record,” added Ja- mie. As a result, they were victorious over Highland 15-11, 15-10. Then the girls went on to the semi-finals but fell short to the Calumet Warriors 15-8, 15- 7, ending the season with an overall record of 12-20. Rating the team’s per- formance during the year, Coach Carmi Thorton ex- pressed, “With the lack of exp erience and the strong competition we faced, they gave it their best.” Despite an off season Ms. Thorton looks toward the future. “We will have nine members coming back and an ex- perienced J.V. team returning who fin- ished with a 22-4 record.” In anticipation. Ready for action junior Anita Sidor tensely awaits her teammate’s serve during a home game against Highland. ii e knew we had lost a lot of good players and the idea stuck in the back of our heads.” Giving it her all. Junior Missy Bretz falls to her knees to return a serve from her Calumet oppo- nents during a home game. However, Munster fell short 9-15, 15-10, 10-15. Sideline reassurance. Watching the on-court maneuvers, juniors Joan Kiernan and Ann Miller cheer their teammates on at a home meet against Gary Roosevelt. 138 Girls’ Volleyball Girls Volleyball Team: (front row) Jamie Beck, Kathy Wojcik, Anita Sidor. (Middle row) Timed block. While warming up for a game Patty Hittle, Dawn Wrona, Missy Bretz, Joan against Gavit, sophomore Patty Hittle times her Kiernan. (Back row) Maureen Morgan, Debbie jump to block an attempted spike by her oppo- O’Donnell, Ann Miller, Karen Eggers, Karen nent. Pfister. Girls’ Junior Varsity Volleyball Team: (front Roz Lambert, (back row) Coach Bugajske, Ruth row) Diane Hanas, Cindy Simko, Lisa Mansueto, Zurad, Kim Palmer, Leanne Suter, Diane Monak, Jennifer Ksich. (middle row) Inese Kalnins, Gretchen Gardner, Manager Chris Hope. Sandy Hemingway, Laura Siska, Laura Sabina, Girls’ Varsity Volleyball Highland IV”. IV © Hobart 9-iS, IV . 4-15 Wheeler V9» «V” Clark ' V9. - 3. iy» Girls’ Junior Portage ll rs 10-15 Varsity Volleyball Highland ■ . IV” (”•4) Valparaiso 7 . 4 « Hobart Won Gavit 10-12, 15-15 Clark Lost Gavit IV 10, 12-14, 15-8 Hammond Won Wesiville iV ' o. ' V9 Portage Won Chesterton •V . 131V ”•« Valparaiso Lost E.C. Washington IV6. IV5 Gavit Won E.C. Roosevelt ' -«. 15-4 East Chicago Washington Lost Thomridge ii- ' V «V 9. i 9 East Chicago Roosevelt Won Gary Roosevelt ' V . 15-6 Thomridge Won Merrillville IV 1. 13-iV ”- 4 Merrillville Won Whiting iS-6, 8-10, 15-8 Whiting Won West Lafayette 10-15, 6-15 Griffith Won Lafayette Jefferson friS IV”. V« Wheeler Won N. Montgomery 7-iV 41 Highland Won Highland n-9. i -6 Crown Point Won Crown Point Vi . IV”. 14 16 Noll Won Noll 10. 7 i% 13- T.F. South Won T.F. South 4-1 , 15-10, 2-15 Lowell Won Lowell 14-6, 7 5 Calumet Won Calumet 9-i . ' Vi®, 10-15 LaPorte Won LaPorte I2-I » -• Gary Roosevelt Won Morton 11-15, 8-15 Morton Won Lake Central 6-15, 15-6, 9.15 Lake Central Won Griffith 9- ' . « • . IV7 Andrean Won Andrean • 1 1% 4-1 J.V. Tourney W i Sectionals Nervous anticipation. Anxiously awaiting the 400 yard medley relay finish, junior Jill Janott sweats it out with her competing teammate at the Chesterton meet. The seahorses lost the meet by a score of 104-68. Girls’ Swimming 9 S MHS OPP Lake Central no 8 ) Griffith 9} 7S Bishop Noll 81 9 Portage 107 64 Highland 80 92 Lowell 98 77 Lafayette Jefferson 112 60 South Bend Clay IOI 7« Valparaiso 80 9 Calumet III |8 Crown Point 106 66 Elkhart Central 79 93 Merrillville 104 67 Chesterton 104 68 Lake Suburban vs. Duneland Invitational 584 622 Va Purple Waves Relays fourth Highland Invitational third Conference second Sectionals second State iMh Happiness. After finishing the anchoring leg of the medley relay, senior Liz Grim eyes the results with much satisfaction. The relay team of sopho- more Deanne Gedmin, freshman Kelly Jones, sen- ior Rosie Mason, and Liz had made the state cutoff at the Sectional meet at Lake Central. Deeply in thought. Trying to relax with music, freshman Cathy Struss ponders the events of the day. Cathy also makes mental notes of the teams’ performance at the Sectional meet at Lake Cen- tral. Vital stats. After qualifying for State in the 400-yard freestyle relay, junior Dee Dee Dinga looks on as Coach Paula Malinski shows her the team’s time. Beginning effort. As she springs off the start- ing block, freshman Stacy Muskin tries her best to perfect her dive. 140 Girls’ Swimming Paying off at Sectionals w Confidently, knowing I had pre- viously bested my opponents, I climbed the rugged started block at the sectional meet. I checked every- thing from my head to my toes. I wanted it all to be perfect before the start- ing gun went off. I adjust- ed my goggles, tucked my hair under my cap and stretched out my arms and legs. I started my con- ditioned breathing, then, when I was as ready as I ever would be . . . BANG! All around dedication and hard work enabled the Girls’ Swimming and Div- ing Team to race through Sectionals with a bang. They qualified eight peo- ple for the State tournament, a feat which had not been accomplished since 1977. Many felt Sectionals was the high- light of the season. To Physical Educa- tion teacher Paula Malinski, Girls’ Swimming coach, the Sectional tourna- ment was the essence of the season. “Sectionals was probably the biggest highlight because of the triumphant way everyone performed and the many qualifications for State,” said Ms. Ma- linski. led eight to state Senior Rosie Mason, tri-captain, agreed. “Knowing that we swam our best, coming within seven points of win- ning, and qualifying al- most everyone that was expected was proof enough for me that the Sectional tournament was the highlight of the sea- son.” Dedication exhibited by the whole team was one of the factors contrib- uting to the team’s success at Sectionals. “There was a lot of dedication on this team. It made the difference at Section- als,” stated junior Laura Szakacx, tri- captain. Every member practiced year round — six days a week in the mornings and afternoons. The coaches worked just as Sectionals was probably the biggest highlight because of the triumphant way everyone performed and be- cause we qualified more girls for State than we have in the past seven years.” diligently. “I feel Mrs. Malinski’s hard work was a great benefit for the team,” Rosie commented. Moreover, this year the Girls ’ Diving Team had a full-time coach, alumnus Mike Chelich. The girls felt that Mike was a real help. “This was a first for us. We had a regular coach who worked with us and helped everyone a lot. I don’t think we could have done as well without him,” remarked Laura. Hard work also paid off for the sea- horses. “Team-wise, this was a great group. They set goals, trained hard, and did a super all-around job,” stated Ms. Malinski. Yes, the Girls’ Swimming and Div- ing Team achieved a 9-5 season and qualified more people for State than they have in the past the old-fashioned way — they earned it. What a help. Writing frantically the splits, senior Mary Flynn, along with all of the other managers, became a great asset to the team as they helped any way they could. Cutting the water. Gliding through the water, junior Kim Walker sweats out the leg of her 500 yard individual freestyle in the Sectional prelimi- naries at Chesterton, Advice from the experienced. Alumnus Mike Chelich, girls diving coach, attempting to help and encourage junior Georgia Megremis for her next dive, gives her relaxing advice. Georgia took seventh place at this conference meet in Lake Central, at which the team overall placed se- cond. 142 Girls’ Swimming 100%. That extra effort exerted by senior Rosie Mason, tri-captain, enabled her to overtake her Chesterton opponents. In the 100 yard butterfly Rosie eventually took second. Launched into action. Sailing into her leg of the relay, senior Rosie Mason, tri-captain, at- tempts to regain the lead at the Chesterton meet. The four-woman team of senior Liz Grim, sopho- more Deanne Gedmin, Freshman Kelly Jones, and Rosie finished third. Girls’ Swimming and Diving Team, (front row) Colleen Smith, Kim Walker, Lisa Thomas, Kelly Jones, Dawn Feldman, Laura Baker, Sally Miller, (second row) Jackie Brumm, Cathy Somenzi, Cathy Struss, Kim Kocal, Chela Gambetta, Carla Dahlsten, Shelly Mason, (third row) Amy Ol- son, Rosie Mason, Stacy Muskin, Christine Bo- beck, Liz Grim, Michelle Novak, Cheryl Pool, Angie Bubala. (back row) Mary Flynn, Jill Janott, Barb Payne, Laura Szakacs, Georgia Megremis, Georgia Monous, Deanne Gedmin, Deedee Dinga, Coach Paula Malinski, Coach Maureen Brown. Girls’ Swimming 143 UT OF THE BLUE Stroking past obstacles, Seahorses land 4th at State One must be physically and mentally motivated to be a varsity swimmer. To hit the water for a good 4,000 yards of strenuous swimming at 6:25 every morn- ing requires not only physical endurance, but emotional strength. The Seahorses’ morning and afternoon practices in- cluded resistance swim- ming, low sendoffs, and a series of fast sets. “30 x 100 or 15 x 200 on low sendoff are the most grueling, tiring of all prac- tice sets, described sophomore Champ Merrick. “After you are done with the set your whole body aches. After the morning practice is over the team is again ready to swim in the so-called refreshing water for the afternoon prac- ice which last until 5 p.m. Long hours of hard work and dedica- tion paid off for the Seahorses, accord- ing to junior Ken Reed. “Our goal as a team was to win Conference and Sec- tionals and to place high at State.” In attaining their goal, the Seahorses had to overcome many difficulties. They suffered a setback with the loss of senior Bill Bradford, who left in the middle of the season. Many swimmers missed practices due to illness, and the Seahorses had to make do with a garden hose when the pool heater broke down twice. “Once we got down from a loss, it was hard to pull ourselves up,” stated captain Jim Van Senus, senior. However, the many highlights during the sea- son outshined these de- feats. The Seahorses beat defending State Champi- ons North Central by 107-64. Going into Conference and Section- als, the abundance of illnesses became a serious problem. “We didn’t know if we were going to get our strength back in time,” explained Champ. However, the Seahorses pulled to- gether and swam well in Conference, beating runner-up Highland. “If we were going to win the toughest Section- u The team had good quality along with depth to make another success- ful year.” Bang! At the sound of the gun, the swimmers push off the starting blocks ready to compete in the 400 breast roke relay at a Munster meet. Exhausted extra effort. After finishing his leg Quick Breath. Gasping for air, junior Jeff of the 400 free relay, junior Nick Struss tries to Witham finishes the breastroke section of the 200 catch his breath. Individual Medley (IM) during a home meet against defending State Champions North Cen- tral. 144 Boys’ Swimming i 4« m mm Why me? ISHAA official Gordon Rosenau tells junior Steve Mikrut why he was disqualified in the ioo-yard breast roke. Using his head. Letting team spirit get to his head, junior Mike Gonzales places second in the preliminary race at State. He went on to receive a first in finals. Learn from one’s mistakes. After his final dive, junior Jim Gauthier ponders over his div ing sheet and makes a mental note of how he can improve next time. Jim eventually finished 6th in the State meet. Boy’s Swimming (n-4) Duel Meets MUN OPP Valparasio 82 90 West Lafayette 108 64 Griffith 1 10 56 Barrington 82 89 Naperville North 82 South Bend Riley 104 67 Davenport West ' JO A 1 Bettendorf 112 60 North Central 107 64 Highland 90 82 Bishop Noll 80 92 Chesterton 99 73 Crown Point ■°5 67 Lake Central IOO 72 Merrillville I 2 47 Invitationals Culver Military Relays first Munster Relays second Hobart Pentathalon second Chesterton Diving first Highland Invitational first Kankakee Invitational second Lake Suburban Conference first ISHAA Sectional first ISHAA State fourth Boys’ Swimming 145 cont. al yet, we would have little margin for error and have to accomplish our best times,” stated junior Jeff Whitham. That’s just what the team did as they beat Bishop Noll, the 1984 State swim- ming champions. The Seahorses qualified two relays for State. Individual qualifiers were Jim in the 50- and 100-yard freestyle and junior Mike Gonzales in the individual medley and 100-yard backstroke. Also qualifying were sophomores Rich Davis in the 500-yard freestyle and Steve Grim in the 100-yard breaststroke. Fur- thermore, all three divers, seniors Tim Etter and Tom Whitted and junior Jim Gauthier, qualified for State. The Seahorses racked up points for a fourth place finish at State with Tim’s first place in the diving competition, Tom’s fourth place, and Jim’s sixth place. Placing in the swimming events were Mike with a first in the 100-yard backstroke and Jim with a fourth in the 50, a ninth in the r oo-yard freestyle, and a sixth in the 200 medley relay. All in all, summed up physical educa- tion teacher, Coach Jon Jepson, “The team had good quality along with depth to make another successful year.” Eying the water. Junior Brad Tyrell prepares himself for the 200-yard medley. The relay team placed sixth in the State Finals. Concentration. Senior Tim Etter collects his thoughts before his first dive. Tim went on to become the State Diving Champion. 146 Boys’ Swimming Go! While showing his enthusiasm, junior Jeff Witham cheers on his teammates after he finishes his leg of the 400 free-style relay. Boys’s Swim Team: (front row) Andy John- son, Steve Jones, Brian Wojtkowich, Robert Gior- gio, Dan Gilbert, Rob Blackford, Mike Gozdecki, Dan Porter, (second row) Jim Misch, Cameron Scott, Joe Belovich, Randy Gluth, Mike Autry, Jay Ferro, Jeff Gelen, Bill Acheson. (third row) Dave Levin, Tom Long, Nick Struss, Mark Ar- tim, Steve Grim, Tom Arcella, Steve Miknut, Champ Merrick, Rich Davis, Rich Kumiega, Coach Jon Jepson, Asst. Coach Tom Reese, (back row) Tom Whitted, Jim Van Senus, Tim Etter, Jim Gauthier, Eric Gluth, Mike Casey, Mike Gonzalez, Ken Reed, Jeff Whitham, Brad Tyrrell, Scott Robbins. Boys’ Swimming 147 Throwing in the towel. After an exhausting swim in the 50-yard freestyle, senior captain Jim Van Senus sits off to the side with fellow team- mates while waiting to see his time. Seahorse plunge. Caught in the air, senior Tom Whitted demonstrates his diving skills which eventually earned him a third place in state. SEAHOFs RED TiiTT TcTI TTToEET " ALENTED YOUTH Lacking seasoned know-how, rookies enter the big time “A lot better than we had expected!” This was the feeling of drafting teacher, Mr. Dick Hunt, Girl’s Varsity Basketball coach, as he overviewed the sea- son. Coach Hunt contin- ued, “They did well tak- ing into account their overall lack of exper- ience.” Having only two players with varsity experience, seniors Amy Nelson and Maureen Morgan, co-ca ptains, Coach Hunt expected the season to be the pro- verbial “building year.” Coach Hunt looked at this as a golden opportunity to Floating finesse. Rising above her opponents, sophomore Sue Hackett uses her perfected jump shot to help the varsity basketball team edge by Lowell with a close score of 51-49. Tired anguish. Wondering what went wrong sophomore Laura Sabina ponders over the helpful advice of varsity basketball coach Mr. Dick Hunt, drafting teacher, in the hopes of finding a solu- tion. 148 Girls’ Basketball give playing time to the inexperienced players. This playing time was equally distributed among the team members. “One of the strong points of the season was almost everyone had a start- ing assignment. The younger players gained valuable playing experience,” stated Coach Hunt. Dedication, hard work, and a feeling of team unity all combined to help the girls finish with a 7-13 season. The time spent on the court led to the steady im- provement of the team as a whole while the season progressed. “A major factor lead- ing to our success was gradual but steady improvement as a team throughout the season,” remarked Maureen. The significant victories of the sea- son seemed to stem from gradual team improvements. According to senior Amy Nelson, co-captain, “Our consis- tent improvement and team unity prob- ably led us to getting our revenge on Highland in Conference and beating Griffith in the first sectional round.” Maureen also commented, “We played well against number one ranked Crown Point.” Having as young a team as they did, » physical education teacher, Mr. Mike Niksic, junior varsity coach, and Coach Hunt looked harder than usual at the junior varsity players. “They showed a lot of potential. They all worked well together and exhibited good ball han- dling skills,” commented Coach Niksic. “Our consistent improvement and team unity probably led us to getting our revenge on Highland.” Let it fly. With the hopes of a hoop, freshman Diane Hanus follows through with a jump shot over her Griffith competitor. The junior varsity defeated the Panthers 31-20. Sincere support. Helping senior Amy Nelson, co-captain, keep her spirits up, sophomore Lynn Moehl gives Amy an encouraging pat on the back. Varsity ( 7 - ' }) MHS Whiting T.F. North East Chicago Roosevelt Gary Wirt Griffith Calumet Merrillville Crown Point Hammond High T.F. South Lowell Gavit Highland Bishop Noll Institute Morton Lake Central Holiday Tourney East Chicago Washington 42 Clark 32 OPP. 48 53 4 2 36 40 36 46 55 43 57 49 48 40 28 40 4 2 39 40 Junior Varsity (106) MHS Whiting T.F. North East Chicago Roosevelt Gary Wirt Griffith Calumet Merrillville Crown Point Hammond High T.F. South Lowell Gavit Highland Bishop Noll Institute Morton Lake Central 24 24 38 33 21 29 18 29 39 45 42 28 OPP. 26 16 21 27 7 16 37 38 3 2 26 30 3 2 3 When Coach Niksic talks. As Girls’ Junior Varsity basketball coach, Mr. Mike Niksic, phys- ical education teacher, receives the girls’ undivided attention, he psyches the team up for the game against Highland with a pep talk and vital strate- gy- Girls’ Basketball 149 ALENTED cont. Being the only two players who were seniors and the only players who had previous experience, Amy and Maureen had to take leadership roles among their teammates. “Amy and I were the only ones with this responsibility,” said Mau- reen, “I realize my teammates would sometimes look to me and I would have to accept a leadership role along with Amy.” Amy also realized that she would be looked at as a team leader. “I decided long before the season began that if anyone needed anything from advice to a pat on the back, they could come to me.” Even though the girls finished with a 7-13 record, this young team shows the promise for a bright future. Stated Maureen, “I expect the team to have a rewarding year next year.” Intense concentration. Deep ly absorbed in co-captain, and sophomore Jennifer Burns sure the course of the game, senior Maureen Morgan, intently at the action “under the boards.” Girls’ Varsity Basketball Team: (front row) Lisa Mansueto, Jamie Beck, Dawn Wrona, Laura Sabina, Sue Hackett. (back row) Coach Dick Hunt, Maureen Morgan, Jennifer Burns, Lynn Moehl, Ruth Zurad, Amy Nelson, Coach Mike Niksic. Girls’ Junior Varsity Basketball Team: (front row) Jennifer Luksich, Cindy Simko, Me- lanie Smith, (middle row) Laura Siska, Diane Hanus, Tami Smith, (back row) Rosalyn Lam- bert, Caroline Pajor, Michelle Plantiga, Mary Myer. Skillful control. Showing her dribbling skills, sophomore Laura Sabina evades her Lowell com- petition with a little help from a teammate — junior Dawn Wrona. 150 Girls’ Basketball Ruthless drive. Stopping at nothing, senior Amy Nelson, co-captain, lays the ball up over formidable opposition. Despite their efforts, the girls fell to Calumet, 32-36. Go ahead and jump. Banking the ball off the backboard, sophomore Sue Hackett becomes the center of attention as her Lowell opponents look on. Girls’ Basketball 151 Thanks mom! Showing gratitude to his parents for their four years of encouragement, senior Bri- an Kushnak shows his appreciation with a kiss for his mother on Senior Night. Charging Mustang. Leaping above the rest, junior Steve Paris tries for a basket which leaves him “head and shoulders” above his opponents. Varsity Basketball Freshman “A” Team (9-12) (108) MHS OPP MHS OPP Gavit 60 66 Griffith 38 31 Hammond 49 65 Highland 36 32 Highland 64 57 Noll 3 1 37 Whiting 65 5 1 Pierce 3 1 34 Lake Central 54 7° T.F. North 49 45 Arlington 49 44 Morton 48 29 Cathedral 47 55 Valparaiso 49 47 Andrean 83 59 River Forest 54 «7 T.F. North 4 2 49 Lew Wallace 33 52 Andrean 52 44 T.F. North 54 46 Crown Point 53 54 Harrison 44 47 Chesterton 40 5 2 Lake Central 37 3 6 Griffith 7° 64 Lowell 54 34 Merrillville 53 75 Hammond 39 52 Calumet 61 40 Crown Point 39 44 Valparaiso 4 2 59 Lake Central 40 36 Lowell 5 ' 48 Crown Point 45 46 Portage 49 76 Calumet 40 42 Noll 44 53 Hobart 53 5 ' Freshman “B Team Sectionals (u- 4 ) Highland 53 65 MHS OPP Griffith 4 1 27 Junior Varsity Basketball Highland 24 27 (•o- 8 ) Bishop Noll 37 29 MHS OPP Pierce 40 22 Gavit 54 52 T.F. South 56 38 Hammond High 37 44 Morton 46 34 Highland 47 42 Valparaiso 39 29 Whiting 59 48 Gavit 29 4» Lake Central 47 55 T.F. North 45 32 Indianapolis Harrison 44 4 1 Arlington 37 44 Lake Central 27 44 T.F. North 39 53 Lowell 32 10 Andrean 5° 4 1 Hammond High 38 34 Crown Point 2 9 49 Crown Point 36 38 Chesterton 3° 29 Calumet 58 37 Griffith 47 38 Merrillville 41 5i Calumet 54 30 Valparaiso 43 54 Lowell 47 42 Portage 5 ' 44 Bishop Noll 4 63 Hobart +2 4 1 152 Boys’ Basketball ECTIONAL SHOCK First round loss ends seasons of ups and downs Revenge. The Highland Trojans were hungry for compensation and they got it by slapping Munster in the face, end- ing the Mustang’s season losing to the Trojans 53- 65 in Sectionals. The Mustangs were surprised by the Trojans in Sectionals as they had beaten Highland in the regular season. “We played a sound game against Highland early in the season,” Coach Dave Knish, special education teacher, said, “maybe they were a little ‘hungrier’ at Sectional time. “We played a good game; Highland just played better,” commented junior Kevin Kurz. After a season of ups and downs, the Mustangs finished with a 9-12 record. “This year’s schedule was a lot tougher than in the past,” commented senior co- captain Brian Kushnak. “Out of 12 losses 6 were to State ranked teams and 3 were to the top 10 ranked teams,” stated Coach Knish. “When you look at our record, you should have to take into consideration our schedule,” added junior Dan Soltis. “A tougher schedule was better for us because it prepared us for anything.” Conquering a diffi- cult schedule, the Mus- tangs finished second in Conference behind State-ranked Lake Cen- tral. “No one expected that from us,” remarked Brian.We, as a team, knew we could do well if we gave it our all.” Another highlight of the season was defeating Indianapolis Arlington 49-44, who was ranked 19 in the state at the time. “By beating Indianapolis Arlington I think we proved that we could challenge any State-ranked team,” remarked “We , as a team, knew we could do well if we gave it our all.” Big shot. What junior Jay Gruncwald lacks in height, he makes up for in power as he out jumps his Lowell defender’s to take a shot. Pep Talk. While Coach Knish explains a new strategy during a time out, team members and coaches listen intently on the sidelines. Boys’ Basketball 153 ECTIONAL Cont. Brian, “and that victory really boosted our confidence.” The team had a “never say die” atti- tude, according to Coach Knish. Bill Riebe agreed, “We gave i io percent at all times and as a team helped one an- other morally.” However, inexperience plagued the Mustangs. “The biggest obstacle we had to overcome was youth,” according to Bill. “We had a really young team composed of four seniors and eight ju- niors. Dan added, “Since we had many in- experienced varsity players, we really had to adjust.” Players were recognized for their ef- forts during the season with post season awards. Senior Larry Hemingway was presented with the awards for the most assists and best free throw percentage. Larry also earned the Ray Comandella Award for the player with the highest grade point average. Seniors Bill Riebe and Nick Rovai accepted Best Mental Attitude and Pride Hustle and Desire Award, respec- tively. Senior Brian Kushnak was hon- ored with Best Rebounding and High- est Field Goal percentage awards. Though, as the saying goes, “it was the best of times, it was the worst of times,” the highlights of the season out- shined the obstacles. “Nobody thought we would be any good,” stated Kevin, “but we proved them wrong.” Driving force. Overcoming his Lowell oppo- nents, sophomore Jeff Kapp attempts to score for his team with a jump shot. The Junior Varsity squad was victorious over Lowell, which raised their final record to 10-14. Close encounter. Attempting a score, senior Larry Hemingway drives for a lay-up as his Ham- mond opponents look on. 154 Boys’ Basketball Pressures on. Taking the ball from the referee, junior Brian Dedelow concentrates all his energy into his “one on one” against Andrean. Inside chance. While stirring tension and ex- citement amongst the players, junior Kevin Kurz “jumps to the occasion” with a well formed lay-up. Boys’ Varsity Basketball Team: (front row) Jack Chisma, Dan Gifford, Jay Grunewald, Stefan Klang, Dan Soltis, Brian Dedelow, Len Miller. (back row) Coach Dave Knish, Bill Riebe, Brian Kushnak, Steve Paris, Kevin Kurz, Nick Rovai, Larry Hemingway, Assistant coach Jack King. Boys’ Junior Varsity Basketball Team: son. (back row) Coach Ed Robertson, Tom Der- (front row) Ron Reed, Greg Shutan, Tom Hem- nulc, Rob Dixon, John Boege, Dave Kender, Lou ingway, Gary Shutan, Greg Zabrecky,Tim Carl- Hansen, Jeff Kapp. Useless block. Even though the Andrean oppo- nents try in vain to block senior Brian Kushnak ’s shot, they fail. They also failed in trying to defeat the Mustangs as the Mustangs came out on top, 52 - 44 - Boys’ Freshman Basketball team: (front row) Don Yang, Paul Cipich, Goran Kralj, Tim Shreoer, Kip Simmons, (middle row) Coach Greg Luksich, Steve Strict, Chris Sharer, Paul Szakacs, Adam Ochstien, Adam Ta vitas. Coach Ross Haller, (back row) Kevin Trilli, Don Mik- rut, Tim Lorenzen, Dan Holis, Billy Dye, John Itritis. Pin pointing strategy. While sizing up his contender, senior Carl Strange listens to the help- ful advice of Coach Dennis Haas. In the beginning. Starting off in the ready position, senior Bob Preiboy, precedes in endeavor the first take down against his Calumet competi- tor. Boys’ Varsity Wrestling: (front row) Bob (back row) Coach Dennis Haas, Spiro Megremis, Prieboy, Dave Cerajewski, Jerry Pupillo, George Dave Carter, John Slivka, Bob Melby, Jeff Volk, Tsirtsis, Mike Stem, John Hibler, Erik Hansen. Andy Lambert, Asst. Coach John Buchnowksi. Varsity Wrestling Portage 2 7 3° (7-8) Bishop Noll 5 12 MHS OPP Crown Point 63 83 South Bend 69 6 Lake Central 18 5 2 Cu lver 33 29 Lowell 2 9 4 2 Plymouth 3 2 34 Calumet 9 18 Bishop Noll 40 26 Highland 30 43 Crown Point 23 4 1 Griffith 5 2 21 Highland Quad 2-2 Crown Point 4 1 21 Lake Central 27 35 Lake Station 57 3 Lowell 28 43 Gary West Side 60 8 Calumet l 6 45 Whiting 56 3 Highland 3 2 3° Crown Point Tourney 4th Griffith 21 33 T.F. North Tourney 3rd Whiting 48 ■8 Conference fifth Freshman Wrestling Sectionals third (4-6) Regionals third MHS OPP Semi-State eighth Crown Point 4 4 T.F. North 33 36 Junior Varsity Wrestling Bloomington 39 18 (7- ' 5) T.F. South 35 80 MHS OPP Calumet 15 8 Merrillville 2 9 2 5 Highland 7 5° Crown Point 34 36 Lowell 20 39 156 Boys’ Wrestling RAPPLERS PREVAIL Weak in numbers, team proves strong in goals Before the varsity match, junior co- captain Dave Cerajewski rested uneasily in the tension building atmosphere of the Mustang locker room. The junior varsity meet was over. The time had come for him to meet his challenger in the 1 26 weight class. Dave sized up his opponent as they shook hands in the center of the red mat. Dave grabbed the advantage early with the first take down and scored two points. He never fell behind and pinned his opponent for the victory with 45 seconds remaining. Tension was re- leased and hopes for a State champion- ship were in plain view. This was a com- mon setting for many of the wrestlers on the team. For some goals were achieved on the road of victories. “We placed in the upper half in Regionals, getting third out of seventeen teams. We qualified three boys for Semi-State and two for State which was one of our pre-season goals,” said Mr. Dennis Haas, industri- al arts teacher, who has coached the varsity team for five years. Sophomore co-captain Jerry Pupillo and juniors Dave Cerajewski and Dave Carter qualified for Semi-State. Cera- jewski and Carter went on to State, Cer- ajewski eventually placing fifth. With only two returning seniors on “The coaches pushed us a lot and it was well worth it in the end.” the team, experience was low. “There were freshmen and sophomores on var- sity,” stated junior Jeff Volk. “We were up against schools that had lots of ex- perience within them.” “Even though we had little exp er- ience, I felt it was a building year for the team,” philosophized Cerajewski. Drills, weightlifting and running mile after mile were common ways prac- ticed to build endurance and sweat off extra pounds. “There weren’t many problems with weight classes,” said Coach Haas. “The boys knew where they wanted to go and were determined to get there.” Attitude and discipline were major factors in building the boys’ positive outlooks. “Everyone had a healthy atti- tude and wanted to wrestle. The disci- pline was strict and we learned to pace ourselves,” stated senior Bob Prieboy. “We had few difficulties with moti- vation,” agreed Coach Haas. “The only problem was keeping every- one healthy. Overall, the atti- tude was good.” Team spirit was strong in many aspects. “Everyone was really close and there was a lot of comraderie on the team,” expressed Bob. Disappointments were few through- out the season. “Shooting for third in Conference, the team placed fourth out of eight teams,” stated Coach Haas. “We wanted to reach the 500 mark, but ended the season with a 7-8 record.” Aside from not having someone in the 98 pound division part of the sea- son, the team put forth a good effort. “A pleasant surprise was senior Bob Melby who wrestled at 177 and finished with a 23-6 record,” expressed Coach Haas. To be a tough contender meant working harder than the opposition. “The coaches pushed us a lot and it was well worth it in the end,” stated Jeff. Stateward bound. Using his upper body strength, junior co-captain Dave Cerajewski ex- ecutes a single chicken wing, enabling him to acquire a hopeful pin. Dave later made State finals and eventually placed fifth. On the loose. With great force sophomore John Hibler attempts on escaping from his Calumet challenger at an away meet. Boys’ Wrestling 157 Doing it with style. By displaying her creativ- ity, sophomore Kristin Komyatte demonstrates grace and balance by showing a scale in her Op- tional beam routine, which was just part of her original performance. Kristin earned the Pride, Hustle and Desire award for the individual ef- forts. Girls’ Gymnastic team: Lari Goode, Laurie Kudele, Kim Baran, Andrea Petrovich, Kristin Komyatte, Coaches Mike and Rhonda Jennings. Perfect balance. With intense concentration, sophomore Andrea Petrovich performs a given Intermediate beam routine. Andrea, Munster’s first State champion since 1975, placed first on vault, fourth on beam and received second in the All Around State competition. Girls Gymnastic Team (Intermediate 1-7] MHS OPP Valparaiso 5°-9 98.0 Portage 90.1 93-75 Hobart 88.0 9 -55 Lowell 89.4 95-75 Highland 09.04 103.1 Griffith 90.04 43.2 LaPorte 84.4 90.8 Crown Point 88. 3 97-3 Optional 3 5 MHS OPP Valpariso 5775 97-’5 Portage 55-45 86.0 Hobart 59-95 28.4 Lowell 60.55 — Highland 61.95 102.4 Griffith 61.96 9.0 LaPorte 47-55 81. 1 Crown Point 30.2 101.35 Conference fourth From start to finish. Beginning with a salute to the judges, sophomore Kim Baran executes the elements of the Intermediate bar routine. When finished she receives a congratulations hug from her teammate, sophomore Andrea Petrovich. 158 Girls’ Gymnastics UMBLINGTOTOP While short on seniority, team proves long on ambition Gymnasts spent long hard hours shedding extra pounds, and fighting off sprains and minor in- juries until their rou- tines were faultless. Time, effort, and dedication are essen- tial to perfect gymnas- tic performances. “Even though practices were exhausting at times, they paid off during the sea- son,” stated sophomore Andrea Petro- vich. “Practices were long and they also had their ups and downs at times, but all in all, the girls worked hard and the practices went fairly well,” commented coach Mrs. Rhonda Jennings, Wilbur Wright physical education teacher. Dedication and team spirit were key characteristics which held this small team together. “We had more unity this year,” said sophomore Kristin Ko- myatte. Andrea agreed that the close- ness of everyone was essential. “I felt unity was very crucial because without it everyone would have performed just as individuals, and there wouldn’t have been any kind of closeness between us.” The close knit atmosphere made the Gymnastics team seem like a second family to many. “The relationship among the gymnasts was good. They all appeared to be really close and great friends,” expressed Coach Jennings. Achieving planned goals is part of being on the team. “Improvement on performances and higher scores were reached,” Coach Jennings explained. Also, sending one out of five girls to the State competition was accomplished.” Having only five members on the team seemed to increase the enthusiasm among the gymnasts. “Our spirit was always just as great as the team we com- peted against,” said Kristin. Lari Goode, junior, agreed. “The spirit was always there. When someone was performing the whole team rooted for her.” The gymnasts performed on two lev- els of competition. With Intermediate level, gymnasts performed set routines and were judged according to poise and accuracy. In the high Optional level, each girl created her own bar, vault and floor routines and received extra points for creativity and difficulty. “Difficulty was lacking in the Op- tional routines. In the Intermediate routines, the skills were there; they just had to be polished,” commented Coach Jennings. Looking back on the season, certain highlights stood out in the gymnasts’ minds. “I was really excited about placing where I did in State. At first I was nervous, but after the Merrillville and Highland competi- tors went, there was more confidence inside of me,” expressed Andrea. Andrea made Second Conference Team and was a State champion. She placed first in vault, fourth on beam and second in the All Around competition. The one moment that Coach Jen- nings remembers most was the High- land meet. “Each girl placed in at least one event.” Kristen Komyatte received the Pride, Hustle, and Desire award, an honor that is given to the member with the greatest individual effort. The effort put forth resulted in uni- ty and personal growth. Although the team was low in numbers, it was high in accomplishing goals. “We had more unity this year. Everyone Iwas always pulling for each other at the meets.” PACE SETTING Track team races in fast lanes while placing in Sectionals With only three remaining seniors, the Girls’ Track Team knew they were faced with a chal lenge for the upcoming season. Despite being low in upperclassmen, the team was high in goals and mo- rale. They proved this at Conference and in Sec- tional competition. the year before.” Coach Dennis Spangler, industrial arts teacher, added, “I was pleased with ii e did the best we could with the experience we had.” meter run, respectively. Although commendable victories were won in the two competitions, injur- ies hampered the team’s overall performance. “We’ve had more in- juries this year than in the past,” said Carol, “and at points it really affected the team.” - | Over all, the team finished with a 4-4 record and placed third in Conference. “Our goal during the season is always to do well at Conference,” commented junior Carol Beckman. “We were really fired up this year because we had won it Fighting finish. In an attempt to pass her oppo- nent in the last few yards of the race, senior Karen Eggers uses her final ounces of energy. our performance at Conference. We placed third out of seven teams.” However, a fine performance was not limited to Conference. Despite the lack of seniors, 15 girls on the team managed to qualify for Sectionals. Sheri Soltis, sophomore, and senior Karen Eggers placed in Sectionals and earned a spot in Regionals in the high jump and the 800 Despite the injuries, team members remained optimistic. “I think we did the best we could with the experience we had,” stated Sheri. Carol concluded, “We lost a lot of talent from the previous year, but we had many new runners which really gave us a boost.” ' ' - Leader of the pack. During the mile run senior Beth Hackett takes a narrow lead over her oppo- nents. First-rate form. Making a practice jump before her meet, senior captain Maureen Morgan shows her perfect hurdling style. Ready . . . set . . . Moments before the gun is sounded, sophomore Melissa Moser gains her composure while waiting in anticipation for the race to begin. Girls’ Track Team: (front row) Carrie Brooks, Andrea Witlow, Rosalyn Lambert, Lisa Zucker, Denise Edkholm, Barb Payne, Jill Mateja. (sec- ond row) Briana Newton, Rachel Reuth, Patty Hittle, Melissa Moser, Karen Eggers, Beth Hack- ett, Chris Hope, Abbie Labeots, Dianne Dicker- hoff, Wendy Beckman, (back row) Coach E ennis Spangler, Sheri Soltis, Maureen Morgan, Gretch- cn Gardner, Kathy Sims, Michelle Jones, Patty Santucci, Shiela Brackett, Lisa Gonzalez, Sue Hackett, Coach Dennis Haas. Girls’ Track MHS OPP Valparaiso 47 62 Griffith 7 ' 25 Lake Central 4 ' Lowell 82 26 Merrillville 4 -5 57 -5 Gavit 33 Chesterton 44 76 Wirt l 8 Girls’ Track 161 One step further. Using his whole body, junior John Owen soars to obtain distance in the long jump. John also broke the school record in that event. Boys’ Track Team: (front row) Randy Black- ford, Donald Yang, Steve Fortin, Chales Novak, Dave Gladish, John Hibler. (second row) Richard Landay, Chris Shaver, Jeff Freeman, Adam Och- stein, Brian Karulskik Andy Sherman, Russ Blaka, Tom Gerike, Jim Palmer, (back row) Coach Jay McGee, Tad Taylor, Brett Robbins, Lewis Han- son, Dan Sorak, John Owen, Bill Houer, Jason Bischoff, Dave Kanic, Tom Gainer. High stretch. While attempting not to knock down the hurdles, sophomore Jason Bischoff warms up before the upcoming Sectional race. Boys ' Track Team »-j) MHS OPP Frosh Soph Indoor Conference Indoor Conference 4th 4th Horace Mann, 4 ) Gavit V Lake Central, 54-5 66 Griffith 1 5 Lowell 6) 64 Gary Lew Wallace 45 8a Morton Relays jrd Calumet Relays 4th Griffith Relays 4th Conference 3rd Frosh Soph Conference 3rd Sectionals 7th 162 Boys’ Track BEAT THE CLOCK Boys’ Track team strives to better performances There he is running again. How does he have the endurance to run those miles day after day? I could never do it. While some people have the stamina, others tend to put it off. For the Boys’ Track Team, their dedication payed off with a successful season. “Even if we didn’t win, we tried to do our best,” said junior Tom Gainer, “We had a lot of success this year at bettering our own performances.” As members of the Boys’ Track Team strived to “beat the clock,” per- sonal goals were achieved and the team’s performance on the whole improved. “We are taught to beat our own best performances and not to just beat the other runners,” added Tom. In preparation for competition track team member’s practice was important to keep our athletes in top shape for meets,” said Coach Jay McGee, U.S. History teacher. Most track team members found mo- tivation a necessary quality to being suc- cessful. “You have to be ready to come out and try your hardest every day,” commented junior Mike Rzonca. “You can not improve yourself without practicing daily.” Records were made to be broken. Juniors John Owen, Brett Robbins, Tom Gainer, and senior Brian Karulski broke the school record in the 1600 meter relay with a time of 3:25. 3. Brett also broke a record in the 800 meter run with a time of 1:57.8. In the long jump John broke a record with 2o’9”. A 3-3 record marked the finish of a season filled with effort and rewards. “We are taught to beat our own best performances and not just beat the oth- er runners.” Running in motion. Stride after stride in the quest for the best, runners out do each other to reach the victory line. Thrill of victory. Approaching the finish line, junior co-captain Brett Robbins ends the race leav- ing his opponents far behind. Brett made second All Conference team. Boys’ Track 163 Girls’ Tennis Team, (front row) Kristen Kin- caid, Emily Chua, Jennifer Harrison, Amy Gold- berg, Mary Beth Taffel, Valerie St. Leger. (mid- dle row) Coach Carmi Thornton, Michelle Plantinga, Maureen Harney, Melissa Jacobo, Mi- Troubled tendons. Supporting the team, ju- nior Jill Golubiewski, third singles, rests her arm during an after school practice. chelle Moskovitz, Connie Boyden, Cynthia Rich- wine. (back row) Usha Gupta, Laura Welsh, Laura Janusonis, Cathleen Chevigny, Amy Paul- son, Penny Karr, Jill Golubiewski. Epitome of concentration. Intensely watching the ball, junior Laura Janusonis, first singles, completes her backhand with machine-like precision. She goes on to win over her West Lafayette opponent 6-o, 6-0 . Girls Tennis (•7 3) MHS OPP. Portage 3 2 Highland 5 o Elkhart Central o • Griffith 5 o West Lafayette 4 I Lowell 5 0 Lake Central 5 o South Bend Adams 3 2 Crown Point 2 3 Calumet 5 o Crawfordsville 5 o Elkhart Memorial 4 I South Bend Clay 4 I Merrillville 3 2 LaPorte 4 1 Morton 5 o Lake Central 5 o Hammond High 5 o Bishop Noll 4 1 Elkhart Central l 4 Mustang Invitational First Sectional Champs Hammond 5 0 Regional Champs Bishop Noll 4 ' 164 Girls’ Tennis YOUTH EXCELS To tennis tyros, winning is old hat Winning their Invitational by beat- ing Elkhart Memorial, Crawfordsville, and South Bend Clay; earning six All- Conference medals, and defeating South Bend Adams were just a few of the achieve- ments for the Girls’ Ten- nis Team. This accomplished team gives the impression of being an older, exper- ienced team. In reality, this year’s team consisted of only one returning varsity player. There were two juniors and the rest sophomores. Inexperience, though, was the only thing that ever held them back. “Elk- hart Central and Crown Point outexper- ienced us. I feel on another day we could have beaten Crown Point,” said Phys- ical Education teacher, Ms. Carmi Thornton, Girls’ Tennis Coach. Inexperienced team members seemed like the only obstacle the team needed to overcome. However, the team even at- tempted to eliminate this by striving to make it a problem of the past. “Most of us played all year. All of us were willing to work hard and Coach Thorn- ton helped us a lot with our strokes,” remarked junior Laura Janusonis, cap- tain. “She was always there when we needed moral support.” A team needs not only moral support but, also confidence, which this team seemed to be long on. The right amount of confidence seemed to overshadow the lack of experience. “Confidence is need- ed in any sport and I think we possessed the right amount throughout the sea- son. We take the matches seriously and want to win,” stated sophomore Melie Jacobo. “We are very de- termined, but at the same time, we have fun. That extra element of having fun is needed so we won’t burn ourselves out.” Reminiscing over a suc- cessful season was found as an enjoyable pasttime for a proud coach. “I am very pleased with the sea- son and proud of their accomplish- ments,” exclaimed Coach Thornton. “It was very commendable to the players that they had such an outstanding year, especially with only one returning play- er back from last year’s squad. Their talent did overshadow their youth.” U I am very pleased with the season and proud of their accomplish- ments,” exclaimed Coach Thornton. Let’s start already. About to start the match. Girls’ tennis coach Ms. Carmi Thornton, worries like the “team mother” should about the lineup even though she knows they’ll do well. Joe Cool. With the greatest of ease, sophomore Amy Goldberg, second doubles, places a crisp volley for a “winner.” Amy and her partner, Pen- ny Karr, defeated their West Lafayette opponents 6-3, 6-2. Girls’ Tennis 165 Putting Around. While waiting in anticipation for their match to start, freshmen Mike Gozdecki and Pat Jeneske work on their putting skills on the practice green at Briar Ridge golf course. Putting Power. Using a keen eye and a steady hand, sophomore Steve Blackman uses his skills to sink a perfect putt at Briar Ridge golf course, the team’s new home course. Boy’s Golf Team (front row) Jarret Misch, Tim Blackman, Mike Gozdecki. (back row) Joe Kaster, Jason Egnatz, John Dzurovcik, Steve Blackman. Boys’ Golf (ii-i) MHS OPP. Griffith 168 175 Lake Central 170 178 Crown Point 163 167 Lowell 162 191 Highland 170 184 Griffith 168 168 Calumet 170 176 Crown Point 191 192 Sherwood Invitational 343 Calumet 163 179 Lake Central 184 173 Lowell 163 193 Highland 176 182 166 Boys’ Golf SURVIVORS Golfers aren’t weather-beaten with a notable 11-1 record r n Neither rain nor sleet or hail could stop the golf team from attending nu- merous practices or from winning numerous victo- ries. The weather at the be- ginning of the season was poor, but this proved to be no hinderance to the Boys’ Golf Team, who finished the season with an i i-i record while cap- turing the title of Lake Suburban Conference Champs. “We were really glad with our record and pleased that we won the conference. It was an honor to win and it helped to get us ready for Sectionals,” stated sen- ior Joe Kaster. The weather did not effect the team’s record but it did cause some problems. Wicker Park, their regular course, was closed down due to adverse weather conditions. However, this diffi- culty turned out to be an asset for the team as they began their quest for a new golf course. “We were able to play at Briar Ridge which was newer and nicer than the other teams’ courses,” stated Coach Ed Musselman, Algebra I teacher. “This gave us an advantage over many oppo- nents.” Another asset that contributed to the victorious season was their com- bined group effort. “We all worked together really well and had an enjoyable season,” stated Jason Egnatz, sophomore. While the spirits of the boys were high, the team still experienced some lows. One of the problems was that individually, the players felt they didn’t work up to their poten- tial. “The players felt that they should have been able to play and score bet- ter than they did,” stated Coach Musselman. Adding to their set- backs, the majority of the boys were young and inexperienced. “We had a very young team. The team consisted mostly of sophomores and freshmen,” commented Jason. However, this year’s inexperience could prove to be advantageous to the players next year. Coach Musselman added, “With most of the boys coming back next year, the success that we had this season should make for a contend- ing and competative team.” U We were really glad with our re- cord and pleased that we won the Conference. It was an honor to win and it helped to get us ready for Sectionals.” Chips arc down. Being just inches away from the green, sophomore Jason Egnatz chips the ball on the green to set up for an easy putt. Putting to Perfection. During a practice match at Briar Ridge golf course, freshmen Pat Jeneske works on perfecting his putting skills for the upcoming matches. Boys’ Golf 1 67 v - CH-CH -CHANGES Bootmen kick their way past innovations, obstructions Once again spring rolled around with the flowers still blooming, the trees sprouting, and the birds continually chirping. Nothing this spring seemed out of the ordi- nary with the exception of several new changes in the spring season’s soccer team. Several new renova- tions made a mark on the soccer season. Topping the list was the establishment of a new coaching staff with Mr. Jack King, Health and Safety teacher, taking the position of head coach. Another change was the cutting of the season’s schedule from 15 to 12 games. One change that took place which could not be controlled was the adverse weather conditions. “The weather conditions were much worse this year than other years in the past. This effected the team’s concentration as well as the atti- tudes towards the games,” explained ju- nior Andy Mansueto. However, with all these changes the team never lost sight of their goal. “With all these new conditions, we nev- er lost sight of our main goal to have a winning season and go on to State,” stated junior Kevin Mann. While the goal was there, the team got sidetracked by poor attitudes. “Dur- ing the season the team was not doing as well as was expected, but we were still doing a lot better then the other teams,” explained Kevin. Despite poor attitudes, the team had another problem with injuries. Ju- nior starter Jay Grunewald pulled a liga- ment in his leg and was out for the season while junior Merko Marich was out with a hip problem. With all the unfavorable conditions, the soccer team had a very successful season, beating Highland 6-1 and An- drean 5-2, ending up with a respectable record of 11 and 1. During the season the team wasn’t do- ing as well as what was expected, but we were still doing a lot better then the other teams.” rule the ball, sophomore Floyd Stoner passes the Here X come . wh y e dribb | lng the ba |l, junior What Next? p| anning a stratcgy [ht ball to a fellow teammate for a good shot. Chris Camino pursues the opponent’s goal in the game, Coach Jack King, Health and Safety teach- hopes of getting a point. er, distributes the starting line up. 168 Soccer Net play. Before the game against Merrillville, juniors Chris Fissinger and Kevin Mann warm up to get their adrenalyn going for the game. VARSITY SOCCER (ii-i) MHS Highland 6 OPP i Chesterton 5 i Wirt 2 i Merrillville 4 2 Lake Central 3 I Andrean 5 2 Portage i 8 Lake Central 6 o Highalnd 5 o Bishop Noll 8 o Andrean 3 2 Wirt IO I Soccer Team: (front row) Chris Putso, Andy Mansueto, Milos Pavicevich, Chris Preslin, Floyd Stoner, Brian Rodlof, Jeff Samules, Tony An dello, Goran Krajl, Lenny Novak, John Higgins, (back row) Kevin Lasky, Fred Jones, Paul Rakos, Chris Comino, Tim Carlson, Wally Brasich, Jim Basich, Dave Adich, Todd Benoit, Chris Fis- singer, Kevin Mann. Soccer 169 tr«n t Aaaay batter! Getting ready to field a bunt, junior Robbie Terranova plays in on the grass to surprise her opponents. Girls’ Softball Team: (front row) Lisa Man- sueto, Cindy Simko, Karen Gronek. (second row) Robbie Terraniva, Laura Szakacs, Jodi Jerich, Darcy Herakovich, Deanne Wachel. (third row) Missy Bretz, Dawn Wrona, Anita Sidor, Laura Sabina (back row) DeeDee Dinga, Leanne Suter, Mary Myer, Missy Riebe. Cheering coaches. Commending the team on the preceding play, mathematics teachers coaches Pat Premetz and Barbara Johnson give shouts of praise from the sidelines. Morale booster. While closely watching the field action, junior Anita Sidor gives sideline sup- port. Hammond High Girls ' Softball (V«) MHS ii OPP 2 Chesterton ' 9 •) Portage 8 9 East Chicago Washington 26 4 Clark 9 10 Andrean 1 10 Morton 6 5 Michigan City Rogers 6 • Lake Shore 4 10 Bishop Noll 6 9 Crown Point 5 9 170 Girls’ Softball 9 MONUMENTAL Girls’ softball sets the standard for tomorrow’s teams “Come see history be made,” claimed the announcements, “as the Girls’ Soft- ball Team opens their season with their first game ever ...” The Girls’ Softball Team finished their “history-making” first year with a respect- able 5-6 record, including a second place finish in the Michigan City Rogers tournament. “We were a lot better than our record shows,” commented junior Jodi Jerich, “We lost two games in extra innings and three games by just one run.” Because Girls’ Softball was new, inex- perience was expected. However, the team encountered added problems with finding equipment and playable fields. “We begged and borrowed just about everything we had,” joked Coach Pat Premetz, mathematics teacher. Expanding on this, “We had trouble finding a playable field at the beginning of the year,” stated Jodi, “Since we had trouble with rain, sometimes our field would be changed minutes before we would be scheduled to start our game. ” The team consisted of four fresh- men, three sophomores and nine ju- niors. However, having a young team without seniors proved to be advanta- geous. “Since we won’t lose anyone to graduation, we will be getting everyone back next year,” remarked junior Dawn Wrona, co-captain. “We are gaining experience for the future.” Mrs. Premetz agreed, “This was pretty much a building year. We are looking to the future for a conference.” Although no “history-breaking” re- cords were achieved, experience and a sense of competition were gained in the softball team’s debut, a tradition that many teams will follow. U We begged and borrowed just about everything we had.” Hopeful hit. Awaiting the pitcher’s delivery, junior Dawn Wrona concentrates on getting a hit. Dawn was later rewarded for her hitting expertise when she was presented with an award for the highest batting average. Soft touch. In an attempt to malce a sacrifice bunt, freshman Leanne Suter readies herself for the pitch. Leanne earned the award for the most sacrifices at the end of the season. Girls’ Softball 171 Helping the hamstring. While warming up Warming up. Taking his practice swings on the before the game, sophomore Jeff Kapp( 6 ) on deck circle, senior Larry Hemingway ( 8 ) eyes stretches his leg muscles to prevent any injury. the action on the field. Junior Varsity ( 2-7) MHS OPP Varsity Baseball Hammond Clark 4 3 (22-7) 7 5 MHS OPP Hobart 1 2 Hammond Morton 4 0 Lake Central 1 O East Chicago Roosevelt 3 9 Griffith 6 3 Hammond Clark 8 0 9 6 Hobart 0 I Lowell 4 5 River Forest 4 2 Highland 3 l6 Michigan City Rogers 4 0 Crown Point 0 4 3 6 Calumet 12 2 Benton Central 9 10 Lake Central 7 2 Whiting 4 2 Griffith ■8 4 3 1 Lowell 5 3 Lowell 1 1 6 Highland 1 8 Lake Central 4 Crown Point 5 2 Highland 2 0 Bishop Noll 10 8 Griffith 4 4 Calumet 8 2 Crown Point 4 4 Lake Central 4 4 Lowell 1 3 Griffith 6 0 Calumet 1 0 East Chicago Washington IO 6 Griffith 3 1 3 O Highland 7 2 Lake Station Edison 6 O Hammond High 6 1 Warsaw 4 3 Freshman Baseball Crown Point 9 4 ( -4) Portage 9 2 MHS OPP Lake Central 12 2 Highland 2 IO Calumet 10 3 Lowell •4 4 Crown Point 1 1 1 Griffith 3 8 Highland 3 ■3 172 Boys’ Baseball HIGH FLY Underclassmen help team record soar to the top “Behind every cloud there is a silver lining. This popular cliche describes the surprising outcome of the baseball sea- son. “The beginning of the season hurt us because the team was confined to indoors due to bad weather condi- tions. Once the season got started the ball played was excellent. We came out with a result of a 22-7 re- cord,” said Coach Mike Niksic, physical education teacher. “Even though the team got off to a slow start, they ended with twenty-two victories. “Doing well in Conference was our main goal,” said senior Larry Hemingway, “because we haven’t won it since 1980.” Senior Brian Kushnak, captain, felt beating Highland twice along with Conference was the highlight of the season. The victorious season was unexpect- ed because of all the new incoming team members. “We had a lot of underclass- men who surprised us with their hard- work,” said Coach Niksic. Although the team was young, ev- eryone performed to the b est of their ability. “There were only six seniors and a few returning lettermen,” stated Larry. “We depended a great deal on the underclassmen.” Rookies and veterans alike all had diverse roles. Whether it was playing on the field, substituting for a player or just giving moral support while warming the bench, they all added strength to the team. “We believed in ourselves and thought that we could win. We were mentally tough,” commented sopho- more Jeff Kapp. Agreeing with this, Brian stated, “It was shaky at times, but every- one set their individual self aside and worked as a team.” The ’Stangs felt Crown Point and Michigan City Rogers were their toughest games. “Crown Point had a tough ball club, but we were just as good or even better than them,” said Coach Niksic. “In Conference we tied with them, splitting the two game series.” For the accomplishments in Confer- ence, the team received a Boys’ All Con- ference Banner. “It made us extremely proud to be a team especially for 4 It was shaky at times but every- one put their individual self aside and worked as a team.” Down and out. Hitting the dirt is exactly what junior Dave Cerajewski did when he was knocked down by the pitch thrown by the ’Stangs Crown Point opponent. Balancing act. Being aware of the action game, catcher Ed Rau, senior, makes a flying leap to nab a foul pop up. Boys’ Baseball 173 Time out. Taking a brief break from the game action to discuss the best strategy to get their Highland opponents, the outfield gathers at the pitchers mound. Let’s do it again. Moving out to their positions, the ’Stangs hope to hold the opponents from scoring. Sophomore Jeff Kapp (6), juniors Perry Manous, and Dave Cerajewski (3) and senior Ed Rau ready themselves for play. 174 Boys’ Baseball corn. men FLY the hard work we put in,” said Larry. Although the team did well overall individual efforts were recognized. Sen- ior Brian Kushnak made All-Confer- ence for first base and junior Dave Cera- jewski made it for third base. For the outstanding work throughout the sea- son, honorable mentions were given to sophomore Ken Mahala and Jeff Kapp, junior Perry Manous, and seniors Ed Rau and Butch Kusiak. The feeling of accomplishments makes all the time and effort put in worthwhile. “It is ecstasy in my eyes,” commented Coach Niksic. “It was be- yond my wildest dreams that we did so well.” Striving for a strike. Winding up for the peg home, is junior Perry Manous (20) who finished with a 5-1 record for the ’Stangs which helped them to their 22-7 overall record. Boys’ Varsity Baseball team: (front row) Gregg Shutan, Jeff Kapp, Dan Soltis, Perry Man- ous, Rich Norman, Dave Cerajewski, Ed Rau, Gary Shutan, Dan Gifford, (back row) Coach Mike Niksic, Dave Urbanski, Ron Ware, Ken Mahala, Brian Kushnak, Mike Irk, Dave Sanders, Larry Hemingway, Butch Kusiak. Boys’ Junior Varsity Baseball Team: (front row) Chuck Hanas, Gregg Adams, Gary Sonner, Mark Johnson, Jim Reddel, George Koumelis, Greg Zebrecky. (Back Row) Coach Bob Shinkan, Sean Hanas, Carl Krumrei, Randy Bryant, Larry Sanek, Tony Vranesevich, Dave Carbonare, Lew- is Hanas. Boys’ Freshman Baseball team: (front row) Bill Wrona, Pat Rau, Tony Hanas, Paul Cipich, Adam Ta vitas. (Back row) Coach Bob Shinkan, Lance Karzas, Paul Szakacs, John Iatrides, Kevin Trilli, Greg Adams. Boys’ Baseball 175 Breaking student routine Open gym fills weeknight A bored antsy student sat around the house on a school night unattentively flipping the television channels. He found a rerun of a rerun that he hadn’t seen and plopped down with some potato chips and pop. He anticipated another dull weekday evening. Then the phone rang. A friend was calling to re- mind him that since there were no ac- tivities in the fieldhouse that night, open gym would be held. He then be- came one of many students who took advantage of weekday Intramurals. Intramurals or open gym was offered school nights from 7 to 9 p.m. from November until the middle of February. The open gym sessions offered basket- ball, volleyball, weightlifting and use of the track. Students were encouraged to bring equipment from home and set up their own games. According to Mr. Ed Woodrich, In- tramurals director, “Intramurals fill a void for leisure time with the students.” Junior Nick Struss commented, “You can come whenever you feel like it. It’s not like being in a sport when you have to practice every day.” Students enjoyed Intramurals for the companionship and convenience. “Be- ing around people gives me more incen- tive to work out then if I were at home,” remarked sophomore Jim Harrison. Senior Aileen Dizon said, “In the win- ter it is too cold to exercise outside, so the open gym provides a good place to work out.” Mr. Woo- drich added, “Students go to intramurals because they organize themselves and start their own games without someone telling them what to do.” At 7 p.m. the student eagerly walked into the fieldhouse. Whether he plays a game of basketball or just jogs by him- self, he knows boring weekday nights are a thing of the past. 4 Being around people gives me more incentive to work out than if I were at home.” Teamwork. Looking for an open man junior Chris Fissinger dribbles the ball down the court in an attempt to make a scoring basket for his team. 2 points. While practicing shooting baskets by himself, junior Dale Matasovsky was not alone. He was one of many students who attended intra- murals evenings from 7-9. 1 76 Intramurals Exertion. Lifting weights pays off as Chris Len- nertz, senior, demonstrates while straining in or- der to strengthen his arms and pectorals. The use of the weight room was just one of the many activities available during Intramurals. One more lap. Due to the cold weather sopho- more Jim Harrison prefers to jog on the indoor track during a session of open gym. Concentration. Ready to shoot junior Ron Muller ponders as he tries to make a basket in perfect form in the fieldhouse. Intramurals 1 77 etting physical: Fitness craze hits students in more ways than one Sweat dripping down his face, he gasped for breath and tried to utilize the few ounces of strength he had left. His whole body cried out to him to stop, but his mind pushed him on. The fitness craze hit everyone from the school jocks to the student whose biggest physical activity was walking to the refrigerator. It was unavoidable. Students encountered slimnastics, workout books and records, diet plans, and whatever else Jane Fonda, Victoria Principal and Linda Evans could find to put their names on. Why go through this torture? “Peo- ple workout to keep their body in shape and to look and feel good at all times,” stated junior Randy Blackford. Accord- ing to physical education teacher Ms. Paula Malinski, “Fitness has always been important, but there is more media focus nowadays on health and exercise and the general public has picked it up.” What they liked to do to keep their top physical shape varied from student to student. Jogging was a popular form of exer- cise. Randy explained, “Unlike other sports, you don’t need much equipment to start jogging.” Senior Amy Rakos expressed, “running is one of the best all around exercises for your body.” Weight lifting was another frequent form of exercise. “If you know what you are doing, Universal and Nautilus are the best general forms of exercise,” stat- ed Ms. Malinski. Junior Dan Soltis commented, “Weights are good to work with because you can tell that you are making progress when you change to a higher weight.” Aerobics and slimnastics were a very advantageous form of exercise for some students. “I like to workout to the televi- sion aerobic programs,” expressed fresh- man Kristi Dunn. “You can exercise in your own home if you feel like it.” Others preferred working out with others. Junior Jodi Jerich explained, “I enjoy exercising along with a group of people because they keep me going and it is a lot more fun!” Amy agreed, “Jog- ging with a friend is a good idea because people encourage one another.” Despite its advantages, sometimes students were tempted to break their fitness commitment. “When the weath- er is cold, I am tempted to skip my daily jog,” remarked junior Laura Janusonis. Jodi commented, “If I had to work, that might be my excuse for not exercising.” But through the hard times, the exer- cise craze survived and grew. Students encouraged it by more than half of them doing some kind of daily exercise. As he collasped at the end of his agonizing workout, he dragged himself into the locker room, then he grimaced and forced himself up. As he looked in the mirror, a smile cracked across his sweat drenched face. He realized that he had kept his promise to himself to stay in shape. Video exercise. Stretching out to the videotape recorded earlier, freshmen Jennifer Moser and Kristi Dunn follow an aerobics routine. One . . . Two . . . Using the Universal equip- ment after school in the weight room, Mr. Jay McGee, U.S. History and Introduction to Social Science teacher, strains to do one more sit-up. Dedication. Ignoring the record-breaking sub- zero December temperature, junior Jody Jerich stretches before her daily jog at Frank Hammond. Weight workout. With the help of junior Per- ry Manous, senior Jim Kisel bench presses after school to build up his upper body strength. Companionship. Preferring to exercise with others, junior Wendy Hembling stretches out at Dynasty Health Club in order to stay in shape. Fitness Craze 179 ryout trauma: the pressure squeeze “What, me worry?” A facade of con- fidence shields a veteran’s true feelings of nervousness as he performs under the watchful eye of the coach. On the other hand, the equally nervous novice tries just as hard to cover up the jitters that are putting his stomach into knots, but to no avail. “Tryouts of any kind can be nerve- racking,” said junior Robbie Teranova, who was trying out for softball. Howev- er, a major part of being an athlete and trying out for a team is the ability to deal with pressure. “The nervousness factor doesn’t come into play when I am deciding on cuts,” stated physical education teacher, Coach Mike Niksic, Boys’ Varsity Base- ball coach. Coach Niksic added, “I see most of the players during the summer and basically have an idea what they can do.” The novice who desperately looks to books or friends for a pressure panacea might be looking in the wrong direc- tion. “There’s no one sure-fire solution to dealing with pressure. Everyone has his own method,” said junior Dave Carbon- are. Dealing successfully with that grip- ping fear of failure, called pressure is not necessarily what the coaches are looking for in an athlete. So come tryout time and your stomach is in knots, don’t wor- ry about it!. Tryout hopefuls. Explaining the next drill to the many candidates trying out for the 16 posi- tions on the Girls’ Softball team, Mrs. Pat Pre- metz shows how to develop eye coordination. Decisions, decisions. Carefully looking over prospective cheerleaders, senior Debbie O’Don- nell wonders what to do. Perfect pitch. Attempting to make the baseball team, Lance Karzas, freshman, throws his best curve to Randy Bryant, junior, in hopes of im- pressing the coach. Eying the ball. Hoping to keep the ball within a controllable distance, senior Dave Adich exhibits his skill in soccer during the tension filled tryouts. Pressure of Tryouts 181 ehind-the-scenes | helpers ease burden Smoothly operated meets and games are made possible by a hardworking group of students who are usually not given credit for their efforts. This elite group of students make up the manag- ers of the various sports. Performing a job that has been la- beled “not very prestigious and under credited” by physical education teacher Ms. Paula Malinski, Girls’ Swimming coach, these students remained dedi- cated workers for basically one reason — they wanted to help out the team. Ju- nior Bill Acheson, Boys’ Swimming manager, explained, “I’m a manager be- cause I enjoy it. I admit I wanted to be a swimmer and didn’t make it, but I still wanted to do something that could help out the team.” By collecting towels, recording times and points scored, and keeping up gen- eral maintenance, the managers lessened the burden on the coaches. The coaches, therefore, had more time to forcus on their main priority — the team. “Doing our job makes it a lot easier on Coach Jepsen,” explained Bill. “He is able to concentrate too percent on the swimmers and divers because we take care of our duties.” As with the other coaches, Ms. Malinski appreciated the presence of the managers. “If it weren’t for the managers, the girls would be on their own. I like to go over different things with them before the meets; thanks to the managers, I can.” Though the managers may have seemed to be taken for granted and may not have always been thanked, their ser- vices were noticed and proved to be nec- essary for the smooth running of the teams. Wrapped up in his work. Getting his supplies ready in case of an injury, senior Brian Wilkinson, football assistant, finishes one of the many duties of a sports assistant. 182 Managers Do you have the time? Checking a swimmer’s 100 yard backstroke time, junior Bill Acheson, Boys’ Swimming manager, records the split after 50 yards. It’s Miller time. Treating a weak ankle with supportive tape, sophomore Andy Miller, Boys’ Basketball manager, makes sure his patient is in top form for a pain-free practice. Bag it. After a tough but unsuccessful battle against Indianapolis Cathedral, junior Dan Gif- ford, boys’ basketball manager, pondered the team’s loss over the pile of dirty uniforms. Pre-game activities. Helping senior Mike Meyer, tri-captain, prepare for the tough game against their rival, Highland, junior Paul Wais- nora, manager, adjusts Mike’s shoulder pads a few minutes before kickoff. Managers 183 uaranteed sunshine attracts athletes Weather forecast: Throughout the day it will be cloudy and rainy with an average temperature of 58 degrees. The weather for the rest of the week will be more of the same. Inside it’s 72 degrees, dry, and will stay the same all year round. “You don’t have to worry about ad- justing to the weather when you play indoors,” stated junior Steve Paris. The year round atmosphere of an indoor arena is convenient for sports- “Billiard Buddies.” With his eye on the ball, sophomore Tom Zudcx k plays a relaxing game of pool with junior Tim Rogan. minded students. “In the winter time, I practice tennis indoors to maintain my form and re- main in shape,” stated Mellee Jacobo. Tom Zudock, sophomore, also enjoys the benefits of indoor practice. He com- mented, “For track, we prepare early by running on an indoor track. We get a head start on the season.” Indoor sports also provide aid for various outdoor sports. “Throughout the year, weightlifting prepares me for the upcoming football season,” said Steve. “Swimming on my own time not only is beneficial for the season,” ex- pressed senior Eric Gluth, “but also en- hances my physical condition.” The limited space of an indoor gym can, however, seem restrictive. “Some- times when you play indoors, you feel like you are confined in that one little space,” stated Mellee. For some sports, indoor activity has definite pluses and minuses. Track run- ners do not have to contend with the wind, but the smaller diameter of the track can affect performances. “The design of an indoor track makes it harder to run and is hard on the ankles,” lamented Tom. Roll ’em over. Concentrating on the center mark, sophomore Dave Gershman proceeds in releasing the ball in hopes of a strike. Love, Set Match. Since the winter weather does not permit outdoor tennis sophomore Mellee Jacobo practices indoors at Mansards, in order to keep in shape and maintain her form. Stretch up! Keeping in shape and making mon- ey are just a few of the benefits that junior Wendy Vance gets by teaching aerobic classes at Chicago Health Club. Against all walls. Attempting an ace serve up against his opponent, junior Tom Lobonc tries a back spin in order to attain the winning point. Indoor Sports 185 cont. Indoor sports activities give students an alternate way to stay active all winter. School sponsored teams provide that op- portunity for a select few, but free time sports give the masses a chance to break away and take it easy. For many students, sports are their way of relaxing, and without some activity, their day just isn’t complete. “I like slimnastics because it keeps me healthy and it’s some- thing I do for myself,” said Gina Bacino. Others enjoy the challenge brought about by an indoor sport. “I prefer to com- pete in karate, it gives me something I can strive for,” said Mrs. Jody Weiss, English teacher. Whatever your style may be, playing competitively for the thrill of victory or just for the fun of it, indoor sports are a big part of student life. Ping Pong anyone? Relieving some of the day’s Ready, Aim, Fire. With a steady hand tension, juniors Dave Steiner and Steve Schoenberg senior Mike Baker takes time out of his sched- battle out their aggressions by playing a game of ping- ule to practice his target shooting. pong. Side by side. Going with the flow of the crowd, freshmen Michele Basich and Melinda Beach pro- vide support for each other as they weave their way through the Saturday night thrill seekers at the Omni 41 Roller Skating Rink. Hi-yah! Hoping to improve her techniques, sophomore Kerri Crist, a black belt, works on a round-about with her instructor. Indoor Sports 187 Practice makes perfect. Getting out on a Bicycle built for one. On his Saturday afternoon nice day, sophomore Jim Misch, perfects his junior Chris Branco demonstrates his unique talent golf skill at Frank Hammond Park. of unicycling. Horsing around. After a nice jaunt in the field with her horse, junior Wendy Hembling, rewards it with a cannister full of oats. 188 Indoor Sports un in the sun lures common sportsperson The weather today will be sunny and clear with little or no wind and a high in the lower 70’s ...” “All Right!” exclaims the outdoor sports person. For this person a nice day means tennis, bicycling, and jogging or perhaps getting together with friends for a game of baseball, basketball or soccer just to name a few outdoor sports. “I like outdoor sports because I am in the sunshine and the fresh air,” com- mented junior Jill Golubiewski. The unconfined atmosphere was only one advantage to being out-of- doors. “When you get outside you don’t have to worry about space limitations unlike indoors,” junior Ted Dawson ex- plained. “Sometimes playing a sport indoors is unlike the real thing if it’s meant to be played outside,” remarked senior Chris Lennertz. “I like to try new things,” comment- ed Jill. “When I was learning how to play tennis, I would practice outside ev- eryday if I had the chance.” While being outside in the fresh air means a lot of sunshine and space, often the weather and playing areas are not cooperative. Rain and cold often result in slushy fields which keep the outdoor athlete away. “In outdoor tennis wind can give a player the edge,” commented Jill, “while on an indoor court, the condi- tions are set for both of the players. In terms of the weather, the outdoor sportsplayer is always leary of rain. “If you want to do something outside, a lot of times it will rain, killing all of your plans,” commented junior Curt Jurgen- son. Also, finding a field in good condi- tion or simply a place to play was often a difficult task. Students found them- selves plagued with finding fields un- cared for and, therefore, not able to be used at all. “Fields were hard to find unoccu- pied, and when we did find one, it was often in terrible condition,” said Curt. Students’ out-of-doors activities ranged from the ordinary, such as jog- ging or basketball, to the unusual with unicycling and horseback riding. Target practice. Camouflaged by the tall weeds, junior Brian Cole, shoots at a passing tar- get to practice his rifle skills. Indoor Sports 189 Spring softball. While she takes advantage of the May weather, junior Robbie Terranova plays catch in order to loosen up her arm. Sky high. Demonstrating one of his favorite hob- bies, junior Kevin Zaun gives Evil Kneivel a little competition with his high-flying wheelie. Strong serve. During his leisure time, sophomore Jim Harrison plays a game of tennis to better his game. 190 Outdoor Sports “I became interested in unicycling because my older brother did it,” said junior Chris Branco, “He used to ‘terror- ize’ me and my friends. So, my friends and I learned how to unicycle to get my brother.” “I’ve been playing softball as long as I can remember,” commented junior Rob- bie Terranova, “My summers would seem void without it.” “Whenever I have a nice day, I like to take advantage of it with any outdoor sport,” commented Curt, “I usually go to the park because I can join a game of — basketball or do sports on my own.” Students found outside was the best place to learn a new sport. Outdoor sports have definitely come to stay. Students love to get outside and “go for it.” Jill commented, “It gives me a good feeling to work out outside, when the sun is shining and the weather is perfect for Friendly Rivals. A game of basketball at Ridgeway park brings out some friendly competition between juniors John Tobin and Tim Feeney. Frisbee fun. Participating in a relaxing game of frisbee junior Joanie Horvat tosses it to her partner. Outdoor Sports 191 T I o top it off. While doing his share in the putting together of •M. Winnie the Pooh, the senior float, senior Mike Meyer carefully constructed a tissue paper flower to add to his rapidly growing pile. His efforts paid off when Winnie the Pooh took first place in the float competition. I heese! Trying to capture the moment, senior Lynn Marcinek snaps a quick shot of the massacre by the psyched up football team of sophomore Dan Tharp who was clad in a Highland football uniform. This was just one of the spirit-rousing activities that took place at the Homecoming pep session during third hour. P ensive moment. Deep in thought, freshman Kelly Normans enjoys a quiet moment alone. After an activity-filled day at school, Kelly takes advantage of the peace to relax by the fire and catch up on the latest issue of Seventeen magazine. Munster personality cannot be defined As snobbish, uppity, rich, or refined For all types can be found In this versatile town From “brains” to those who are athletically inclined. The intellectuals rule with their knowledge and ambition Working hard on each test, project, and composition They’re members of NHS Or high scorers on achievement tests And respected by all for their efforts and position. Jocks are king when it comes to the field Showing teamwork and the strength and coordination they wield With the cheerleaders’ shouts And the crowd’s yells throughout A tremendous amount of support is revealed. The abundance of non-conformists makes it very evident That daring to be different has become quite prevalent Whether zealous or debonair With wild or short-cropped hair To those who are unique, students are accepting and benevolent. No one word can quite characterize these folk Who are rich or working or perhaps going broke Whether smart and courageous Or daring and outrageous The personality variety makes the student body NO JOKE. Personalities 193 Glen Abrahamson: Football i, Track 1-2, Letter- men 1-2 Douglas M. Adams: Basketball 1-3 David Adich Eric Alonzo Dean Andreakis: Chess Club 1-4 Debbie Babjak Lisa Marie Bachan Phillip J. Bacino: Football 3, Ensembles 3-4, Choir 3-4 Sheerin Ami Bagherpour Lisa Marie Baker: NIAA 3 Michael E. Baker: Football 1-4, Wrestling 1-2 James Mark Basich: Football 1-3, DECA 4, Soc- cer 3-4, Lettermen 3-4, Choir 1-2 Jerry Beach: Swimming 1-3 Linda Belford Peter James Bereolos: Math Team 3-4, NHS 3- 4, Chess Team 1-4, Bowling Club 1-4, Spanish Club 3 Don Biesen Marc August Black Thomas Donald Bogucki: IU Honors (Span- ish) } Brian Bohling Diane Borto Vincent Boyd Erin E. Brennan: AFS 1 Tracy Anne Brennan: Drama Club 4, Choir 1-4, Field Trip Club 2-4, Bowling Club 3, Spanish Club 3 Karla Renee Brown Jacqueline S. Brumm: Swimming 1-4 (Captain 4), Letterwomen 1-4 (Sec. Tres. 4) Angela Marie Bubala: Concert Band 1-4, Marching Band 2-4 (drum major 4), Swimming 3- 4, Orchestra 2-4 Ruth Burson Monica Leigh Carnahan Mark Carroll Andrew Carter: Chess Team 1-4, Band 1-4, Math Team 3-4, NHS 3-4, Bowling Club 2-4 Michael G. Casey: Swimming 1-4, Paragon 2-4 Kathy Cerajewski Renae Ceme Terri Check Tony Checroun Enn Chen: Field Trip Club 1-2, NHS 3-4, Ger- man Club 2-4, Speech 2-3, AFS 3, Student Council 2-4, National Merit SemiFinalist 4, Intramural Vol- leyball 2 194 Seniors All in a day’s work “I don’t believe it. I’m broke again. What I need is a job.” Many students solved their financial problems by going to work. Becoming self-sufficient, these students no longer had to depend on their parents for money to buy some new clothes or to see a movie. “I never liked relying on my mom for money,” said senior Scott Kambiss, “and working made me feel more indepen- dent.” Having a job is often the first taste a student gets of the adult world. “A job teaches a person about responsibility,” ex- plained senior Karyn Landsly. “A part- time job prepares a person for life after graduation. It’s good experience.” Most of all, jobs often gave students a sense of pride and accomplishment. “It is nice to know that the money is mine because I earned it,” stated senior Amy Hensley. “That’s a great feeling.” “You bet I’ll be at the party Friday night — everyone in the whole school will be there,” Steve Senior says to all his friends. “Wait a minute, I almost forgot. I can’t go anywhere Friday night — I have to work this weekend.” Because most of the students’ week- days were spent in school or participating in extracurricular activities, many stu- dents had to work nights or weekends,” expressed senior Scott Kambiss. “Instead of working, I would rather be out with my friends doing something I like.” Working during the week was not al- ways easy either. “I have a hard enough time finishing my homework under regu- lar circumstances,” stated senior Todd McLoughlin. “A job makes it twice as tough.” “Sometimes,” added senior Amy Ra- kos, “having a job seems to be more trou- ble than it’s worth.” A little free time. Flipping through an issue of Musician magazine, senior Joe Walker catches up on the latest music news. Study halls gave students who held afterschool jobs a chance to relax. Abrahamson-Chen 195 196 Seniors Who’s boss around here? leader (leder) n. i . A guiding or directing head. 2. principal; most important. Most teams or clubs have a student who they chose to be the leader. Students who are leaders find many benefits from their prestigious positions. A synonym for being a person with leadership is holding authority. Senior Nick Rovai, the varsity basketball co-cap- tain, stated, “I liked being co-captain be- cause I got to choose which plays we were going to execute. That way I felt I had a bigger part in the game.” Being a leader requires responsibility and dedication, therefore: it is an honor to be chosen. Senior Laura Liddle, varsity Leading the team. As the rest of the team watch- es at a basketball practice after school, senior Brian Kushnak, varsity basketball co-captain, demon- strates the correct way to shoot a free throw. Brian often has to use his knowledge to help improve the other players skills. cheerleading co-captain stated, “I was very flattered that the team chose me.” Nick also said, “I was happy that Coach Knish felt I was capable to be captain.” While the leader is guiding others, he is also learning himself. Senior Larry Hemingway, varsity football co-captain stated, “I think I really learned a lot being co-captain. It taught me to work with others to help them to improve their skills.” Senior Lisa Trilli, student body presi- dent stated, “I enjoyed the responsibilities that came with the office of president. Even though it was a lot of hard work, I found it very satisfying.” While the leader is in the position to take charge and give orders, often stu- dents found difficulties in completing these tasks successfully. Larry explained, “At first I didn’t really like having to tell the other players what to do, but they were really good about it and listened to my suggestions.” Nick agreed, “It’s strange to tell people your own age what 1 to do but everyone really cooperated.” As the job of a leader requires much f time and effort, it was often difficult for students to make room for their demand- ing duties. Lisa explained, “During Homecoming I had so much to get orga- nized I had no time to myself. I was always busy.” Nick added, “It takes a lot of time to plan meetings and get everyone . organized.” While the leader is directing others, he . r must make sure he is doing a good job himself. Nick stated, “I felt like I had to play really well to set a good example for the rest of the players. Sometimes that was hard to do.” Being a leader means holding a presti- gious and authoritative position. Howev- er with the position comes a time consum- j ing job and a lot of new pressures and responsibilities. Jeffery A. Chip Carren Christianson Eric Christy Debra Cipich: OEA 4; Swimming GTO 2. Karen Leslie Coltun: French 1-2, Tennis 1-2, Speech and Debate 1-4, Drama 1-4; Student Gov- ernment 2-4, National Forensic League 2-4. Janna Compton: Speech 3, AFS 3, Track GTO 2, Basketball 1-3; Letterwoman 3. Bret Conway Michelle Cook Mark Alan Crawford: Bowling Club 1-3, Out- doors Club 3. Jeannette Curtis: AFS 1-4, Choir 1-3, Outdoors Club 1-3, Field Trip Club 3-4, Drama 2, Musical 2. Patricia Czysczon: Bowling Club 2. Paul Dahlkamp James Weston Davis: Crier 2-4, PARAGON 2- 4, Band 1-3, NHS 3-4, Quill Scroll 3-4. Laura Michelle Deal: Choir 1-4, Ensembles 2-4. Richard Dechantal Jeffrey Dedelow: Football 1-4, Baseball 1-3, Bas- ketball 1-2, letterman 3-4. Blake Decker Edward Deuel: Cross-Country 2-3, Track 1-2. Aileen R. Dizon: Basketball i, Tennis 1, Project Bio 4, NHS 3-4, French Club 2-3, Student Govern- ment 3-4, Accounting Club 4 (Treas. 4). Mary Frances Doyle Sharon Dorsey: Field Trip Club 3-4, AAFS 4, Accounting Club 4. Diane Drazbo Julie Nicole Dubczak: DEC A 3-4. Sally Dukic Richard Durnulc Glenn Eckholm: Swimming 1, Track 2-3, Cross- Country 4. Karen Foster Eggers: Track 1-4, Project Bio. 4, Letterwoman 2-4, Volleyball 1-4, Wrestling GTO 4. Holly Eriks Jane E. Etling: Track 1, Basketball 1-2, Drill Team 2-3, Musical 2-3, Field Trip 2-4, Student Government 1, NHS 3-4. Amy E. Etter: Drill Team 2, Choir 2-4, Ensembles 2-4, musical 3-4, German Club 2-4. Chip-Etter 197 Taking the A.P. challenge. Taking everything from Project Biol- ogy to Spanish V, many students enrolled in advanced placement classes. “I like advanced courses,” expressed sen- ior Lisa Trilli. “The challenging work keeps the class interesting.” Some students felt they benefited from studying more complex material. “The in- formation is more in-depth in an advanced class,” said senior Dan Hanusin. “I think people learn more just by being exposed to more difficult problems.” Advanced classes also gave students the chance to get a full understanding of a subject which interested them. “Teachers will go out of their way to help people because they know their students want to learn,” said senior Scott Kambiss. “If peo- ple were not interested in the class, they would not take it. There are a lot of ad- vanced classes so obviously people are inter- ested. Very interested.” When the word “advanced” is used to describe a class, it means more information and more knowledge. However, it also means more work. “Sometimes it’s hard to keep up with all of the intense work,” explained senior Scott Kambiss. “A person has to work twice as hard for a good grade and the grading scales are tougher,” added senior Lisa Trilli. With extra homework and challenging tests to prepare for, many students found advanced classes to be very time consum- ing. “My other grades suffer when I put too much effort into an advanced class,” expressed senior Dan Hanusin. “Advanced teachers expect an awful lot from their students,” added Dan. “Taking an advanced class can be a heavy burden. It’s definitely not for everyone.” Serious business. After adding a final touch of hydro- chloric acid, seniors Scott Kambiss and Dan Hanusin await the reaction of their experiment. Extra labs were a large part of advanced science classes, such as Ad- vanced Placement Chemistry. 198 Seniors I Tim Ettcr Kimberly Fanning: Drill Team 3-4, DECA 3-4. Donna Farkas: French Club 1, NHS 3-4, Swim- ming GTO 1-4. Bill Featherly Tom Feeney Carol Fitzgibbons Mary Eileen Flynn: Volleyball 1-3, CEC 4, Let- terwomen 3-4, Swimming Manager 4. Susan Marie Flynn: German Club 1-4, A.F.S. 2- 4, Field Trip Club 3-4. Mark Edward Foreit: Football 1, Wrestling 1,3. Glenna Frank Margaret Ellen Galvin: CEC 3, Drill Team 2-3, NHS 3-4, Wrestling GTO 1. Miguel Gambetta: Swimming 2-3, AFS 1. Albert Gederian James David George: Basketball 1, Football 1. Carl Joseph Gerlach: Crier 3. Pamela Faye Gershman: Orchestra 1-2, Drama Club 1, Choir 2-4. Cary R. Gessler Abbie Gifford: Flag Corp. 1-4 (Capt. 4). Sean Patrick Gill: Football 1, DECA 4. Terry Gillespie: Wrestling 1-2, Paragon 3-4. Patti Mary Glowicki Eric Gluth: Football 1-3, Swimming 1-4, Golf 1-3. Jeffrey Goldschmidt: Soccer 1-2, Paragon 4. Jill M. Gordon Terri J. Gordon: Musical 3, Paragon 4 (copy editor), N.H.S. 3-4, Ensembles 2-3. Kevin Gower Jeffrey Gresham: Bowling Club 4, Chess Team 1- 4, Math Team 3-4, NHS 3-4, Salutatorian. Elizabeth Grim: French Club 1-2, Swimming GTO 1-4, Swimming 1-4. Jennifer Ann Groff: Powder Puff 3, DECA 3-4, Wrestling GTO. Mark Grudzinski: Pegasus 2, Drama Club 3-4, Crier 3-4, Musical 3-4. Stephen Zachary Gruoner: Lettermen 3-4, Or- chestra 1-2, Ensembles 3-4, Choir 3-4, Musical 1-4, Wrestling Manager 3-4, French Club 4, Speech Debate 3, Drama 1. Susan J. Gurawitz: Letterwomen 4, Track 2-4, French Club 1-4, CEC 3-4, NHS 3-4. John Gustaitis Elizabeth Ann Hackett: Cross Country 1-4, Basketball 1, Letterwomen 2-4, CEC 1, Gymnastics 2-3, Track 1-4. Martha Haines Ramon G. Halum: Football 1, Basketball 1, Ten- nis 3-4. Etter-Halum 1 99 200 Seniors Homeward Bound It was the start of fourth period. As 93 seniors were still sweating it out for one more hour, 65 seniors were calling it quits for the day. These students had early release. By senior year, many students found they did not need six classes a day to fulfill their credit requirements. “There were only five classes I wanted to take this year, so instead of taking a study hall, I got early release,” stated senior Phil Bacino. “I think it’s great!” However, other students took advan- tage of early release to get a head start on their jobs. Senior Amy Nelson explained, “Early release is great for me because I can work in the afternoons, which gives me A step ahead. Enjoying his early release status, senior Phil Bacino gets his homework out of his locker after fifth period and heads for home. extra hours.” While some seniors worked, others took advantage of their free time simply to relax. “With early release, I had the opportunity just to go home and be with my friends,” explained Phil. Having early release gave seniors extra time to spend as they liked, whether they chose to work at their jobs or simply to go home and just relax and be with their friends. Though the extra time brought by early release seemed very appealing, seniors en- countered some unexpected problems. Senior Devorah Wenner explained, “My sisters are younger than I am, so after I’ve already been home I have to go back to school to pick them up.” Devorah further added, “I end up using a lot of gas just going back and forth to school.” With half the seniors still in school, some “early release” seniors found them- selves without companions. “Many of my friends are still in school, so sometimes it’s really boring when I get out,” senior Amy Nelson explained. While the option to get out early was open to many seniors, some preferred tak- ing a full load. “I think I should take as many classes as possible to get the most out of high school,” explained senior Pam Gershman. Senior Andy Mintz stated, “As long as I have taken three years of a full load, one more year won’t matter, and it might even be beneficial to me for col- lege.” Pam added, “I feel that there are too many problems with early release, and a full load will probably end up helping me because I won’t have as many classes to take in college.” i Heidi Sue Hanson: Pep Club 1-2, Ensembles 1-2, Cheerleading 1-2, Girls’ basketball 1-2. Dan Hanusin Wendy S. Harle: Paragon 4. Ken Harrison: Chess 4. Robert James Hart IV: CRIER 3-4 (editor-in- chief — 4), Drama 3-4 (officer 4), Speech 2-4; Quill and Scroll 3-4 (vice-president — 4), News Bureau 3 (editor-in-chief), National Forensics League 3-4, Spanish Club 3, Intramurals 3-4, Student Govern- ment 4;. John Hayden Ann Katherine Helms: Speech and Debate 1-2, NHS 3-4, Ensembles 2-4; Musical 2-4, Choir 1-4, Student Government 3-4, German Club 1-4. Larry Hemingway Amelia Hensley: French Club 1, Speech 1-2, German Club 2-4 (vice-president, 4). Ann Higgins: Speech and Debate 1-4, NHS 3-4, Drama 1-3, Thespians 1-4, National Forensic League 2-4, Musical 2-4, French Club 1-4, German Club 3-4. Tracy Hirsch Kimberly Constance Hittle: Volleyball 1-4, (capt. 4), Tennis 2-4, Letterwomen 2-4, NHS 3-4, French club 1-4. Chris Hoch Robert William Hoekema Mark Hoiseth Merilee Hollingsworth: Swimming GTO 2, Flag Corp 3, OEA 4. Robert J. Hoole: National Merit Commended Scholar 4. Laura Ann Jarczyk: Track 1, Volleyball 1, Drill Team 2-3, Wrestling GTO 3-4. Lori Jarrett: Drama 1,2,4, DECA 4, GTO 1-2. Jill A. Jasinski: DECA 3. Michelle Susan Jeneske: Gymnastics 1,2, Drill Team 2, PARAGON 4. Julie Ann Johnson: Gymnastics 1-3, Track 1, Volleyball (mgr.) 2. Scott Michael Kambiss: Football 1, Baseball 1, Speech and Debate 2-4, Drama 3-4, Ensembles 4, Musical 3-4, Student Government 4, Chess 1-2. Janel Kamradt Scott Kapers Mary Kathryn Kapp: Freshman Princess. Louis L. Karras Brian E. Karulski: Varsity Track 1-4, Football 1, Varsity Cross-Country 2, Bowling Club 1, Letter- mens Club 1-4. Joseph Kaster: Golf 1-4, Bowling 4. David Katona Hanson-Katona 201 Dana Keckich Brian Kellams Julie Kieft Jim Kisel Mike Knight Mike Knutson Pat Knutson Michael John Koetteritz Ron Kofter: Bowling Club — 2, Outdoors Club 2- 3 - Jim Krawczyk Tom Kudele Dawn M. Kusek: Drama Club 1-4, Thespian 3-4, French Club 1-2, Musical 1-2, Speech and Debate 2, PARAGON — 4, Student Government 1-4. Brian David Kushnak: Football 1, Basketball 1-4 (capt. 4), Baseball 1-4 (capt. 4), NHS 3-4. Anthony Kusiak Vesa Kuusio Karen Marie Kwasney Abigail Joy Labowitz: Ensembles 2-4, Musical 1- 3, NHS 3-4, Speech 2-3, Drama 1-2. Karen Landsly: Fieldtrip Club 3-4. Chris Langer Chris Alan LaRoche Kevin Larson Renee Marie Larson: Cheerleading 1-3 (capt. 3 )- Cathy Lecas Kathy M. Leeney: Diving 1, Choir 1-4. Holly Lem: PARAGON 3-4 (Ed-in-chief 4), Quill and Scroll 3-4. Amy Marie Lennertz Chris Lennertz David Lerner: Tennis 1-2, Bowling Club 3-4. Lora Alana Liddle: AFS — 4, Cheerleading (capt. 4). Jack Charles Lieser: Football 1-4, Baseball 1-2, Lettermen 4. 202 Seniors Getting around or being tied down Many times a year, familiar cries are echoed in the halls, from the plaintitive, “I’ll never find a date,” to the relieved, “Boy, am I glad I am going out with just one person.” The predicament of finding a date for a dance or just for the weekend was often difficult and painful. A steady boyfriend or girlfriend often proved to be the an- swer to this problem. “There is always something to do after school, on the weekends, and even on school nights,” explained senior Ray Halum. To many students, the dependability of a steady relationship was quite reassur- ing. “Having a girlfriend is great, because lots of time I really want to get away from the guys and be with her,” stated senior Mike Meyer. A steady relationship also opened up the door to new friendships. “Spending time with my girlfriend gives me the op- portunity to meet many of her friends, explained Mike. “Besides that, I also get to know her family really well.” For many, with a steady relationship came security and companionship, and also the end of worrying about finding a date. “But you promised that we’d go out tonight,” complained Jenny to her steady boyfriend, John. “Yeah I know,” he answered. “But I was planning to be with the guys to- night.” “You always go out with the guys, and you never go out with me!” shouted Jen- ny. Having a boyfriend or girlfriend was not always the ideal situation. “There are times I would just rather be with my friends,” stated senior Ray Halum. “And a lot of times when I do go out with my friends, I end up feeling guilty that I’m not with my girlfriend.” Often, the committment of steady rela- tionship was too binding for students. “When you have a steady relationship, you always have to be loyal and trustwor- thy,” stated senior Jay Leiser. “It is hard to flirt without your steady girlfriend get- ting mad,” added senior Tom Whitted. For many students, meeting new peo- ple was a very important part of high school life. “Having a steady boyfriend isn’t that great, because I’d rather mingle and meet other people,” explained De- vorah Wenner, senior. The lack of a committment gave stu- dents the opportunity to spend time with their friends and to meet new people. Because of this, many seniors opted to play the field rather than to take part in a serious relationship. Breaking the news. Cancelling their date for the upcoming weekend, senior Mike Meyer explains to his steady girlfriend sophomore Jessica Efron, that he has plans to go out with the guys. Keckich-Lieser 203 Rosalyn, Lindell Marie Antoinette Lona: Musical 1,3,4, Ensem- bles 3-4, Citizen Apprenticeship Program 3, Field Trip Club 2-3. Scott Micheal Lorenz Mark Edward Lorenzi: Football 2, Scuba Club 4, Wrestling 3, Ski Club 4. Lori Ann Loudermilk: Powder Puff 3, Basketball 1-2. Laura Arline Lusk Susan Ellen Magrames Dave Malinski Georgia J. Manous: Letterwoman 2-4 (vice- pres. 4) Swim Team 1-4. Lynn Marie Marcinek: Student Government 2- 4, Girls’ Golf 2-4, Letterwoman 3-4, Drill Team 2, Drama 1, Outdoors Club 1, Girls’ Basketball 3, Choir 2-4, Musical 2-4. Karen Ann Markovich: Student Government 1- 4; GTO Wrestling 1-4 (pres. 3-4), NHS 3-4, French Club 1-3. Rosanne M. Mason: Swim Team 1-4 (Tri-Cap- tain 4), Student Government 2-4, Letterwoman 1-4. Kristina McCune Lisa McKinney Todd McLoughlin Jeff McNurlan: Debate 1-2, Bowling Club 2-4, Speech 2, Chess Team 1-4, NFL 1-2. Kelly Mears Barbara E. Melby: Drama Club 1, German Club 3, Field Trip Club 3-4, ARS 1-4, (Treas. 2, Pres. 4). Bob Melby Mark Gerald Mendoza: Football 1-3, Wrestling 1. Micheal Adam Meyer: Football 1-4 (Capt. 4), Baseball 1-2, Musical 2-4, Ensembles 2-4, Letterman 2 - 4 - Dawn T. Michaels: Rag Corps. 1-2, Wrestling GTO 3, Drama 1-2, French Club 3-4, Musical 1,3,4; Field Trip Club 3-4, Ensembles 2-4. Leonard Vincent Miller: Baseball 1-2, Basket- ball Mgr, 2-4, Crier 4, German Club 3. Andrew Richard Mintz: Crier 3-4, NHS 3-4, Swimming 1-3, Speech 3-4, Quill Scroll 3-4 (Pres. 4), Letterman 1-4, French Club 1-4, German Club 3 - Lisa R. Montes Maureen Michelle Morgan: Volleyball 1-4, Basketball 1-4 (capt. 4), Track 1-4, Letterwoman 2- 4 (Pres. 4), NHS 3,4, Girls State 3, French Club 1- 4, Math Club 1-4, Student Government 1-4 (Vice- pres. 2) Valedictorian. Don Morris Christine L. Mott: Volleyball 1-2, Musical 3, Gymnastics 1-2, Track 1-2, Drill Team 2. Roland Murillo: Basketball 1-2, Tennis 1-4 (Co Capt. 3,4). Amy Michelle Nelson: Student Government 1- 4, Cross-Country 2-4, Track 1-4, Basketball 1-4, French Club 1-4, NHS 3-4. Rich Norman Vicki Nowacki David A. Oberlander: Tennis 1-4, Speech and Debate 1-4, NFL 1-4. Valerie Obuch Deborah Darlene O’Donnell: Volleyball 1-4, Cheerleading 2-4 (Capt. 4), Gymnastics 1, Track 1- 2, Musical 3-4, Choir 3-4, Crier 4, Letterwomen 3-4, Pep Club 1-4, Powder Puff 3. Robert J. Osterman: Bowling Club 1-4, Band 1- 4 - 204 Seniors t A taste of freedom Buying summer clothes, tanning oil, and swim wear, seniors prepare to head for the tropics . . . without mom and dad. Students received the benefits of free- dom and independence by going on vaca- tion without their parents along. Accord- ing to senior Amy Riemertz, “Going away without parents teaches kids how to be responsible. They learn to deal with things themselves,” Senior Jill Gordon added, “It shows your parents that you are responsible and can be trusted.” Besides freedom brought by going away without parents, a vacation with friends is never lacking in companionship. Senior Mark Lorenzin explained, “Some- times when you go on vacation with your parents you don’t have anyone to do things with. With your friends, there’s always someone to go places with you.” O Though the advantages of going away with friends are plentiful, at times it’s beneficial to have mom and dad around. Providing funds and transportation for themselves proved to be difficult for stu- dents. Senior Mike Stodola stated, “One of the disadvantages about going on vaca- tion without parents is the lack of money. When you go with your friends you have to pay for everything.” Senior Emily Sebring added, “I’ve never had to save up for things like hotel rooms and airplane tickets because I’ve always gone away with my parents and they did that.” Transportation difficulties were an- other problem encountered by seniors. Senior Karen Kwasney explained, “A lot of students fly to Florida and can’t rent cars. They end up doing a lot of walking.” While seniors prepare to go away with out their parents, they are ready to face the new responsibilities that they will have to encounter. Stuff it. Packing a month’s worth of necessities for a week long vacation, seniors Mike Meyer, Tracy Hirsh, and Phil Bacino take on new responsibilities and old fun as they get ready to head for Florida during spring break. Lindell-Osterman 205 To stay or not to stay The end of the first semester usually means changing classes, getting new teachers, and making new friends, but for eight seniors it meant the end of high school days. These students graduated mid-term. “I just wanted time to relax for a while with no school worries,” expressed Julie Mazur, senior. While some students desired time to relax, others wanted to get a head start with job training. “I wanted to spend more time working to make money for my future plans,” explained Chris Laroche, senior. Senior Heidi Hansen added, “I wanted to work so I could get ahead of the people who started applying for jobs in the summer.” Senior Julie Mazur gave her personal view, “I have a boyfriend who is out of school and graduating mid- semester gave me more time to be with him. No school worries, relaxation, and extra time for friends are just a few of the bene- fits these students received when graduat- ing early. “I didn’t want to graduate early be- cause I wanted to spend my whole senior year with my friends. After I graduate we might loose touch,” stated Jeff Chip, sen- ior. Ray Halem, senior, agreed, “If I graduated mid-term I couldn’t have had early release, but more importantly I wanted to stay with my friends.” This was the opinion of the majority of students who didn’t graduate early. Others wanted to stay because “there were so many activities to become in- volved with,” explained senior Bob Hart. Staying in school also helped students prepare for college. Senior Monica Car- nahan stated, “I think it would be hard to start college second semester. But after graduation I’ll go right to school.” “I’ll grow up fast enough, I don’t need to grow up any faster,” remarked senior Kim Skertich. The last mile. Walking through the halls for a final time, senior Chris Laroche takes one last look at the familiar surroundings. He was one of seven seniors who decided to get a head start on life in the outside world by graduating mid-semester. tmz-: Kelli Pack Gus Panousis Robert Thomas Passalacqua John Paster: Pep Band 3. Marty Pavlovic Timothy M. Peters: Football 1-4, Wrestling 1-3 (Tri-Capt. 3), Choir 1-4, Letterman 2-4. Jonathon David Petersen: Football 1, NHS 3- 4, Speech and Debate 1 -4, National Forensic League 1 -4, Spanish Club 3, Pegasus 2, Chess Club 1 -4, IU Honors 3, Band 2-3. Karen Elizabeth Pfister: Basketball 1, Volleyball 1-4 (Capt. 4), French Club 1-2, Pride Committee 1- 2, Drill Team 2, Powder Puff 3, Letterwoman 3-4, Ensembles 4, Musical 2-4, CEC 3-4 (V. Pres. 3, Pres. 4). Sherri Lynn Pietrzak: Pride Committee 1, Lead- ership Seminar 2, French Club 3, NHS 3-4, Major- ettes 2 (Capt.) 3-4. Susmitha Pinnamaneni Robert Piskula Chris Pitts Daniel A. Plaskett: Basketball 1, Football 1-4, Letterman 3-4, Drama 4, Musical 4 Kimberly E. Plesha: Drama Club 1, Track GTO 2, DECA 3-4. Karen Pluard Michelle Pool Patricia Jane Potasnik: Tennis 1-2, Letterwo- man. Mary Powley Robert Edward Prieboy Kathleen Lynn Przybyla: German Club 2-4 (pres 3-4), choir 2-4. Jeanne Pudlo Kim Qualkinbush Jeffery J. Quasney: Debate 1-2, NFL 1-2, Speech 2, Chess Club 1-4, NHS 3-4, Math Team 3-4. Amy Ann Rakos: Basketball 1-2, CEC 1-3, NHS 3-4, Drill Team 2, Field Trip Club 3-4. Edward Charles Rau III: Baseball 1-4. Susan Diane Reddel: Student Government 1-2, Drama Club 2, Ensembles 2-4, French Club 1-2, Musical 3. Martha Regelman Geralynn Marie Regeski: Student Government 1, Tennis 2, CRIER 4. William Joseph Resetar: CRIER 3,4, (Sports Editor 4), Cross-Country 3, Baseball 2, Basketball 1- 3 (manager). William John Riebe: Basketball 1-4. Amy Ann Riemerts: Drill Team 2, Ensembles 2- 4 - Scott W. Robbins: Swimming 1-4, Letterman 2- 4, PARAGON CRIER 2-4 (Head Photogra- pher— 4). Charles E. Rogers: Basketball 1, Football 1-3, DECA 4. Michelle Roper Peter A. Rosser: Bowling Club 3-4. Nicholas J. Rovai Pack-Ro vai 207 Jill Samels Beth Ann Schaffner: Speech 3, NHS 3-4, French Club 3-4, Student Government 1-2. Christina Scheuermann: AFS 4, Field Trip Club 4. Mary Scholl Emily Sebring Sherri Sechause: Choir 1-3. Sally Shaw: Cheerleading 1-2, Musical 1-3, Golf 4, NHS 3-4, Student Government 2-4, Tri Kappa Award Winner 3, AFS 2-4, German Club 1-4, Field Trip Club 2-4, Drama Club 1,4. Dan Sirounis: Football 1; Basketball 1; Baseball 1- 2. Kimberly Anne Skertich: Swimming GTO 1. Harvey Edward Slonaker II: Drama 1,3,4, Speech 3-4. Tammy Smith James R. Snow: DECA (Pres. 4). Liz Snow Doreen Spinosa Joe R. Spudville: Bowling Club 2. Rich Steffy Avraham Gidon Stern: Band 1-4, Chess Team 1-4, Bowling Club 2-3, Crier (News Editor) 4, Pega- sus 2, NHS 3-4 (Pres. 4). Tara L. Stevens: Drill Team 2-4. Sherra Lynne Stewart: Drill Team 2-4 (Capt. 3,4), Musical 2, Drama Club 2, Basketball 1. Mike Stodola: Football 1-4, Wrestling 1-3. Jelena Stojakovic: French Club 3-4, AFS 3-4, Field Trip Club 4. Carl Strain Karen Summers: Outdoors Club 1. Amelie C.L.E. Taube: Choir 4, Resembles 4, Orchestra 4. Laura A. Tavitas: Cross-Country 1-3 Track 1, Wrestling GTO 2-4, Letterwoman 2. Julie Tompson: Speech and Debate 1-4, NHS 3- 4, Drama 1-3, Thespians 1-4, Junior Girls Ensem- bles, NFL 1-4, French Club 1-2, Musical 1-2, Choir i-3- Lorye Thompson: Musical 4, Drama Club Plat 3, Accounting Club. Rebecca S. Thompson: Student Council 1-4, NHS 3-4, Speech Team 1-2, French Club 1-4, Ger- man Club 3-4, NFL 2, Powder Puff 3. Matthew David Trembly: Wrestling 1, Drama 3 - 4 - Daniel Trikich 208 Seniors Leaving the nest Should I stay or should I go? This is a question that is on the minds of many seniors when they are faced with the chore of where to go to college. Some students felt going away would help them to grow. “I feel going away to college will be a learning experience, a chance to be on my own and gain a sense of independence,” explained senior Moni- ca Carnahan. “Going away to college lets people grow up but not all at one time.” Though students would be far away and more independent, they would not be completely on their own. “By going away to college you can get away from your parents but you still know they’re there,” explained senior Emily Sebring. Monica agreed, “I like the idea of growing up but still being able to ask my parents for any help I might need.” Going away to school gave students the chance to live in new surroundings. “I’ve never lived anywhere but Munster so I’d like to go away to see what it’s like to live somewhere else,” explained Karen Kwasney, senior. Another advantage to going away to college is the opportunity to meet new people and experience new situations, ac- cording to senior Andy Mintz. Even though the benefits of freedom and independence come with going away, the disadvantages of losing the security of family life and the luxuries of home cannot be overlooked. Another disadvantage was mentioned by senior Kim Skertich, “Some people get too rowdy without having parental super- vision and flunk out of school,” she com- mented. Others are reluctant to leave the securi- ty of life at home. “I would get very homesick if I went away to school. I don’t feel I’m ready to leave my mom and dad just yet,” said Karen Kwasney, senior. Emily Sebring, senior, added, “If I went away I wouldn’t have the luxuries of home.” For seniors planning to go away to college, homesickness and new responsi- bilities would have to be faced before their new found freedom and independence could be taken advantage of. The benefits of independence, free- dom and new experiences were influential factors to the seniors pondering their choices of going away or staying home. Can’t leave home without it. Tying up loose odds and ends, senior Monaca Carnahan finishes the last of her college packing. As an afterthought, she tosses in an extra reminder of home. That long awaited year Ah, the eagerly awaited senior year. After completing an infinite amount of assignments, projects, and exams; after attending numerous football games, practices, and productions; after much work, many laughs, and endless memo- ries, seniors had finally reached their last year of high school, and they were prepared to take advantage of it. Finishing their last year of school, seniors were ready to face the future. Many felt it was time to move on, whether it be for going away to college or for getting a job. Senior Mary Flynn explained, “Though I had a lot of fun here, I’m happy that I’m going away next year. Knowing that makes this year seem a lot shorter.” However, while in school, seniors en- Piling it on. Taking advantage of their senior status, seniors Mike Stadola and Dave Adich ha- rass a frightened freshman, Greg Grskovich, and force him to take up their trays at lunch. This was just one way seniors abused the power that came with their new position. joyed the closeness felt among the mem- bers of the class. “I like knowing the teachers and stu- dents in school,” said senior Tom Ku- dele. “I feel a lot more confident now, being the oldest in school, than I did when I was a freshman,” senior Pat Knutson said. The easing of pressures was another asset brought by senior year. Mary ex- plained, “Last year I had a lot of pres- sure with taking SAT’s and getting in- formation on colleges. It’s a big relief to know where I’m going. Pat added, “Since I’m accepted to school, it’s good to know that I don’t have to worry as much about my grades, but I still want to keep them up.” While seniors luxuriated in their new positions, underclassmen often weren’t as pleased about the seniors elevated sta- tus. “I love being able to boss the fresh- men around, like at football practice,” Dave jokingly stated. “I remember when I was a freshman. The senior foot- ball players used to always make us do things for them. Now it’s nice being able to tell them what to do.” While certain benefits come with the position of a senior, some obvious disad- vantages cannot be overlooked. Leaving long time friends after hig h school is often a difficult situation for seniors to face. Mary stated, “I have a lot of good memories of high school and my friends. I’m excited to go away, but all my friends are going to different schools, and it will be hard to leave them.” Then every year seniors are struck with that unavoidable disease — Seniori- ty. Dave stated, “Since I’m already ac- cepted to school, and it’s so nice outside, it’s really hard to get motivated and to make myself study.” Senior year brought with it the long awaited benefits of less pressures and more status. With a little bit of effort and a lot of sentimentality, seniors lived through their last year of high school and looked hopefully toward the future. I Lisa Marie Trilli: Cheerleading 1-4 (Capt. 4), Gymnastics 1-4 (Capt. 4), Track 1-2, Volleyball 2, Student Government 1-3, Student Council 3-4 (Pres. 4), NHS 3 4, French Club 3-4, Royalty 2,4, Math Club 4, Student Body Pres. 4, Powder Puff 3, Pep Club 1-4. Nancy Christine Trippel: Musical 2-4, Ensem- bles 2-4, Choir 2-4, Drama Club 1 ,4, NHS 3-4, Field Trip Club 2-4. Georgia Tsakopoulos Mary Tsakopoulos Jennifer Ellen Uram: Swimming GTO 1 , Drill Team 3. Vanessa Vanes: Flag Corp 3-4, AFS 4, Field Trip Club 4, Intramural Volleyball 2. Jim VanSenus Deborah Lynn Vargo: Pride Committee 1-2, CEC 3-4. Joseph H. Walker Damon Walker Kris K. Walker Ronald T. Ware: Football 1, Basketball 1-2, Base- ball 1-4. Patricia Mary Watson: Golf 1-4 (Capt. 4), NHS 3-4, Ski Club 4, Letterwoman 2-4. Michael P. Webber Brian Welch Devorah M. Wenner: Drama Club 1, Musical 4, Speech 1-3, Choir 3-4, Drill Team 2, GTO 2, Pep Club 2. Mark Westerfield: Baseball 1-2, Football 3. Mike Westerfield Brian Edward Wilkinson: Football 1-4 (Trainer 34), French Club 1-3, NHS 3-4, Letterman 1-4, Wrestling (Mgr 1-3), Boy’s State 3. Carole Ann Witecha: Speech Debate 1-4, (Sec. 3, Pres. 4), Drama Club 2-3, Ensembles 2-4, Musical 1-4, German Club 2, Math Club 4, CEC 1- 3, NHS 3-4. John Witkowski: Bowling Club 3. Scott Wolf Joe Yang Steve Yekel Dan Zahorski Karen Zatorski: Choir 2-3, Bowling Club 2. Jessica Zeman: Swimming GTO 1-4, Track 2, Project Bio. 3-4, Wrestling GTO 2, Spanish Club 3, Musical 3. Tim A. Ziants: Football 1-3, Wrestling 1. Jim Zubay Angela Lynn Zucker: Track 1, NHS 3-4, Wres- tling GTO 3-4 (Vice Pres. 4), Drill Team 2-3, French Club 1-4, Musical 2, Drama Club 1-2. Trilli — Zucker 21 1 Mark Artim Tiff Arcella Bob Appclsies Tony Andello Mark Almase Wen Dee Adams Jay Adams William Acheson Melissa Bados Janis Baffa Jo Anne Bame Michelle Barber Tammy Bard Deena Barrera Todd Batista Eric Beatty Jamie Beck Carol Beckman tudents 1 V chievement T I ested Panic strikes juniors as they realize college is right around the corner. Part of getting ready for college is taking the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). The SAT’s are a three hour long test consisting of math and verbal ex- ercises offered by the Admissions Testing Program of the college board to high school students. “Most students take the SAT’s in their junior year to prepare for apply- ing to colleges,” explained Mr. James Bawden, guidance counselor,” The SAT is designed to measure your apti- tude for college work.” The SAT’s are sent to three col- leges of the student’s choice. “I sent my SAT scores to one in-state college and two out-of-state,” stated Allison Wenner, junior. The SAT is not a test of the amount of information acquired in Not the real thing. Taking a practice SAT quiz, junior Jim Schreiner ponders over an an- swer while junior Cannon Kooh takes on a puzzled look. Jim and Cannon were 2 of 25 students who attended an Academic Counseling SAT class. high school, but an examination of basic skills. “I really couldn’t study for my SAT’s, but I could prepare a little by reading about the SAT’s and doing sample questions,” explained Jenny Falischetti, junior. Other ways of preparation have been established. An SAT class was held for ten weeks at the Academic Counseling building. The instructors prepared the students in verbal and math exercises and explained the basic format of the test. “I’m really glad I took the class. I don’t think I could have done as well if I had not taken it,” commented Dave Steiner, junior. There are other classes that can be taken. Some neighboring high schools as well as Munster have classes that are open to area students. “We offered a class for two weeks after school which prepared students for SAT’s,” said Mr. Bawden “I was expecting the test to be real- ly hard but as it turns out, it wasn’t as bad as I thought,” expressed Allison. 212 Juniors Lisa Bello Chris Benne Tad Benoit Jennifer Bischoff Randy Blackford Barb Blaesing Rich Blaney Frank Bossi Esther Bowen Kira Boyle Walter Bracich Sheila Brackett Chris Branco Marty Brauer Gregg Brazel Melissa Bretz Michelle Brown John Brozovic Randy Bryant Rich Buchanan Ken Callahan Chris Camino Tim Canady Jill Caniga David Carbonare Stacy Carlson David Carter Amy Cashman Dave Cerajewski Cherly Chastain Annette Christy Rachel Chua Jeff Clapman Brian Cole Bill Colias Kelly Comstock Crystal Connor Chad Conway Kristen Cook Angela Corona Leeanne Crawford Bob Crowley Pocho Cruz Brain Cuddington Tricia Culbertson Carla Dahlsten Kim Daros Chris Davlantes Ted Dawson Brian Dedelow Dave Delaney Dianne Dickerhoff Debbie Dillon Mike Dillon DeeDee Dinga Rob Dixon Andrei Dragomer Jennifer Durham Michelle Dybel Matt Dzieciolowski John Dzurovick Carolyn Ecterling Scott Elkins Artim — Elkins 21 3 Kevin Ellison Mona EINagger Kelly Fajman Penney Fallaschetti Ed Farinas Kristen Faso Tim Feeney Lisa Ferber Greg Fijut Chris Fissinger Jim Fitt Judy Florczak John Frederick Jeff Freeman Marc Frigo Todd Fulkerson Tom Fuller Tom Gainer Scott Galocy Amy Galvin Chela Gambctta Dan Garza Jim Gauthier Daniel Gifford Danielle Gill Jim Giorgio Amy Glass Christine Glass Steve Goldberg Sue Golden Amy Goldenberg Jill Golubiewski Eric Gomez Lee Gomez Michael Gonzales Lari Goode Randy Gootee Steve Gordon Brian Gregor Gail Gronek Kevin Grskovich Jay Grunewald Laura Gualandi Brad Haizlip Chuck Hanas Sean Hanas Karl Hand Ron Harding Marnye Harr Jennifer Harrison Kelly Hayden Mike Hecht Wendy Hembling Darcy Herakovich Lisa Hernandez William Heuer John Higgins Dave Holler Joan Horvat Pamm Hosey Sherri Howerton Tutu Hurubean Kim Hybiak 214 Juniors QiUM take your mark . . . At last, the long awaited day had come! After three weeks of Drivers Ed, I could finally get my license! My mom and I went to the license bureau and registered. After an endless wait, they finally called my number. I was led to the dreaded machine to take the written part of the test. My hands were shaking so badly I could hardly concentrate. Finally I punched the last answer in. Phew! I had only made two mistakes. The man gave me a grim look and said it was time to take the driving part. I got into the car and quietly waited for the man to join me. However, he was politely knocking on the window asking me to open his door. Then, everything seemed to be going fine, until the feared parallel parking. I started turning my wheel all the way to the right, then left, and, yep, I blew it! I hit the curb. “It is over,” I thought. “Okay,” he said, “Lets try to do it again.” The next time, I was twice as nervous. But to my surprise, and probably his, I did it just fine. I actually made it back to the license bureau safely. We went inside. I gave my mom the “I did it” look, smiled assuredly to the camera and the lady handed me my license. All that I could think to myself was — I finally got my license! When the classes and worries are over and the student finally has that much desired license in his hand, does driving turn out to be everything that was expected? Upon attaining their licenses, students found that they at- tained many new responsibilities also. “I was excited because it was a real big responsibility. However, I found out that driving became too monoto- nous because of the hassles of picking up my brother, going to the store, going to the bank and so on,” stated junior Mark Almase. To many students, getting their li- censes also meant finding a job. Ex- plained junior Kathy Wojcik, “When I got my license, my parents decided it was time for me to look for a job because I could then drive myself to and from work.” For others, having their licenses meant little responsibility but much pleasure. “Running errands, like going to the store and picking up my broth- er and sisters, is really all my parents ask me to do with the car. Otherwise having my license is just for my own pleasure,” stated junior Anita Sidor. Though there were many responsi- bilities in having a license, being able to drive usually did pay off. “Even though I have to run a lot of errands, I do have the advantage of having the car on weekends and I guess that makes up for the hassles,” explained Mark. That little card that says so much means a lot more freedom, but also a lot more responsibility. Angel in disguise. Piling into the car, juniors Shelly Pitts and Michelle Robbins breathe a sigh of relief when their lifesaver, junior Chris- tine Johnson, saves them from a long walk home. Ellison — Hybiak 215 Chris Ignas Kim Ingram Jonathon Irk John Jackson Michelle Jacobo Cheryl Jancosek Jill Janott Laura Janusonis Jon Jepson Jodi Jerich Shelly Jewett Christine Johnson Trisha Jostes Becky Kaegebein Jeff Kaegebein Greg Kain Mara Kalnins Georgia Kardaris Scott Kazmer Chari Keilman Kristy Kelleher Kim Kennedy Joan Kiernan Carol Kim Sharon Kiser Debbie Kish Stefan Klang Janice Klawitter Lisa Knight Kim Kocal Laura Koch Cannon Koo Jenny Kopas Jackie Korellis Marcy Kott Mary Kottaras George Kounclis Diane Kovacich Tooie Kritzer Carl Krumrei Jeff Kucer Kevin Kurz Marcy Lang Andy Lambert Sandy Langford David Lanman Missy Lawson Tom Leask Edmond Lee Mike Lee Mike Lceney Rachel Lesniak Jim Levan Maria Liakopoulis Tom Lobonc Rick Loomis Eric Luksich Lisa Lutz Andy Maas Debbie Magrames Tim Maloney Kevin Mann Perry Manous 216 Juniors expectations “If you want to be treated like an adult,” says the typical parent, “then start acting like one!” Juniors heard more and more re- marks like this one as they began to take on new and greater responsibil- ities. Because most juniors had reached the age of 16 or 17, new frontiers now were opened to them. Some juniors took part-time jobs and discovered the pressures and du- ties of working. Students, like all other employees, were expected to follow company rules. These varied from place to place but most companies in- sisted that their employees be at work on time, be neat and courteous and of course, perform their jobs well. “There were a lot of people com- peting for the same jobs,” said junior Kathy Wojcik. “If a person messed up, he might have been fired because the employer knew there was always someone else waiting for that job.” However, not all new duties were voluntary. Many juniors, along with their new status, were given new re- sponsibilities at home. Household du- ties no longer consisted only of wash- ing the dinner dishes every other day. Now parents expected more cooking and cleaning and less excuses. Grades suddenly became a very im- portant matter to college-bound stu- dents. “Since most people apply for college during their junior year, they naturally wanted those grades to be good,” explained junior Carla Dahl- sten. “I put some extra effort into my schoolwork this year because I know the college that I want to attend will be looking at those grades.” In addition to facing higher aca- demic demands, juniors found their extra-curricular schedules to be busier than ever before. “I am on the swim team and I sing in an ensemble so it’s not always easy for me to get all my homework done,” expressed junior Michelle Novak. “There’s just so much to do and so little time!” Decisions, decisions. Seeking some advice, junior John Dzurovick discusses his plans for future education with Mr. James Bawden, guid- ance counselor. Many juniors were faced with deciding which college was right for them. Ignas — Manous 21 7 Mansueto Andy Marich Mirico Matasovsky Dale Matcja Tim Matthews Eric Matthews Michelle May Marci McGregor Scott McQuade Laura Meagher Amy Meolin Dawn Meier Nick Metha Sanjay Merritt Randy Metz Chris Metz Sharon Meyer Dawn Michel Susan Miga Kristin Mikrut Steve Milan Lynn Military Michele Miller Ann Miller Sally Misch John Mitchell Lisa Mitrakis Andy Mohiuddin Ilyas Morford Darin Morgan Margaret Morrow Bryan Muller Ron Murad Sherrill Myers Steve Nakamura Takashi Nelson Julie Nimmer Don Nisiewicz Geoge Novak Michelle Ochstein Tammy Olah Rick Ostrowski Jacqueline Owen John Page Suzanne Paris Steve Passales Mike Pavelka Beth Pavich Carolyn Pavlovich Lisa Payne Curt Pazera Brian Petrashevich Sandy Pfister Kurt Pitts Michelle Polis Debbie Proudfoot Matt Przybysz Teresa Psaros Greg Pudlo Ray Puls Chris Ramirez Barb Reed Kenneth Reister Ken 218 Juniors ae elves ponder, plan, and polish You are cordially invited to attend the Junior-Senior prom. When: May 12, 1984 Where: Chicago Heights Banquet Hall Time: 7 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Come one, come all, for an evening filled with laughter and excitement, decked out in your finest formal wear. Show your tickets at the door. From making invitations to deco- rating halls, the creation of prom en- tailed a lot of hard work. The devoted Class Executive Council (CEC) mem- bers put much time and energy into the preparations of prom. Among the many duties, the CEC members had to create a theme, find a hall, hire a band, prepare the menu, design fa- vors, and make decorations. At the same time they had to make sure the extensive preparations did not go over their budget. Getting ready for prom took a lot of advanced thinking. Determined to find a nice place and a good band, Juniors started in on preparations at the finish of last year’s prom. According to CEC President Ju- nior Mona ElNagar, “It was hard to find a nice hall even though we started in the summer, many places were al- ready booked.” After much strenuous searching, the CEC members finally found a satisfactory site. The Chicago Heights Banquet Hall came already decorated, much to the pleasure of the CEC members. Commenting on this, Mona stated, “The hall looks really nice which will save us a lot of time.” Agreeing with Mona, Junior Jenny Durham, CEC member remarked, “If we had prom in the cafeteria, making decorations would be a big hassle. This way we only have to make a few decorations.” While the CEC members were searching, creating, and decorating, raising money became an increasingly important issue. Mona stated, “We were really short of money. We were doing any odd job we could to raise the money.” While temporarily putting aside the problem of funds, the CEC mem- bers concentrated their efforts and worked toward their final goal with much help from sponsors Mr. Max- well MacDonald and Mrs. Marsha Marshak. Mona remarked, “It’s important that everyone worked together to do our best. All the CEC members coop- erated really well. They were all really good about volunteering to make preparations and take part in the fundraisers.” Though much work and dedica- tion came with the preparations of prom, CEC members had a good time in the process. Jenny explained, “I had a lot of fun helping out with prom. It was like making one gigantic party.” Between the preliminary invita- tions and the finished product, in- numberable hours were spent in the preparing and perfecting of prom. The time and energy put forth by the devoted CEC members guaranteed the success of prom. Team work. Looking through old yearbooks at a CEC meeting after school. Juniors Susie Page, Eric Gomez, Mona ElNagar, and Nancy Yang searched for ideas to help them in their preparations of prom. CEC members held nu- merous meetings throughout the year to coordi- nate the activities for prom. mi Richwine Jennifer Rippey Peggy Risden Tim Robbins Brett Robbins Michelle Robinson Wendy Rogan Timothy Roh Steve Romar Shari Rosales Nureya Rot he Dana Rouse Jennifer Rovai Bob Rozmanich David Rubino Julie Rueth Rachel Rzonca Mike Safran Julie Mansueto — Safran 219 Michelle Saklaczynzki Randi Schatz Steve Schoenberg Jim Schreiner Chris Scott Cynthia Seehausen Sashi Sekahr Larry Serrano Holly Sherman Dave Shimala Mary Siavelis Jayme Sickles Anita Sidor Stefanie Sikorski Mary Smogolecki Dan Soltis Cathy Somenzi Gary Sonner Dan Sorak Alan Spoerner Dave Steiner Nancy Stevens Debby Strange Nick Struss Kathy Sublett Laura Szakacs David Szala Gwen Tafel Deno Takles Tad Taylor Robbie Terranova Amy Thomas John Tobin Alex Rosiou Matt Travis Jo Anne Trgovich Angelo Tsakopolous Dina Tsakopolous Brad Tyrell Dave Urbanski Suzette Vale Wendy Vance Mike Vasquez Nick Vlasich Jeff Volk Mark Vranich Cindy Vrlik Deanne Wachel Paul Waisnora Ken Walczak Alcen Walker Kim Walker John Wasilak Michael Watson Allison Wenner Sindy Westerhoff David White Jackie Wicinski Kim Wiley Todd Williams Sue Wilson Vicki Winters Jeff Witham 220 Juniors Four weeks of books, notecards and countless library trips can mean only one thing to a junior: term papers. Term papers are a major part of a junior’s English grade and a lot of time and effort is put into them. Students’ subjects were required to be about literary topics and ranged from William Shakespeare to Walt Disney. Choosing a subject may seem like the easiest part of writing a term paper, but that is not always true. “I could not find enough informa- tion on my original subject, so I had to choose another,” explained junior Kim Kennedy. “That put me a little behind everyone else.” “Whenever I went to the library, I saw a lot of other people who were also working on their term papers,” said junior Kurt Pfister. “The library was a very popular place to go.” With so many people using the same information, juniors often had to wait to get certain books or magazines that they needed to finish their re- ports. The Munster and Hammond libraries were in constant use. Many students found that although the Lake County library was some dis- endurement tance away, it was still a good source of information. “Some people did not go to the Lake County library because it is so far away,” expressed junior Carla Dahl- sten, “so there were a lot of books there just waiting to be used.” Once students found the informa- tion they needed, they had to cope with the problem of lugging around those big, awkward books and fraying magazines. “All the books I used seemed to be incredibly thick and heavy,” said ju- nior Beth Pavelka. “They were a pain to carry around school.” Although writing a term paper may be a lot of hard work, many stu- dents felt that it was all worth it. “Writing a term paper is good ex- perience, especially for people who plan to attend college,” said Beth. “College professors expect their stu- dents to be able to write fairly well and that’s important.” Piece by piece. As the due date approaches, junior Gail Gronek gathers her sources and finishes the rough draft of her term paper on the works of Carl Sandburg. Kathy Wojcik Mike Wolfe Pam Wood Dawn Wrona Nancy Yang Bridgett Yekel Lome Zando Jeff Zawada Bob Zemaitis Linda Zondor Saklaczynski — Zondor 221 Tricia Abbott Bob Amar Lisa Arlen Jennifer Auburn Maryanne Babij Gina Bacino Larry Backe Kim Baran Glenn Barath Roger Barber Dawn Bartok Carolyn Beiriger Jason Bischoff Beth Bittner Steve Biackmun Scott Bianco Jim Bodefeld John Boege Larry Boege Chris Bohling Craig Bomberger Connie Boyden Marie Bradley Todd Braman Jennifer Brennan John Breuker Bert Brtos Jennifer Burns Phil Cak Pete Cala Julie Calvert Rob Cantu Emiko Cardenas Bill Carlson Tim Carlson Lynne Carter Mike Cha Steve Checroun Charles Chen Cathleen Chevigny Greg Chip Louis Chronuwski Andy Cleland Rich Colbert Marty Collins Mike Costello Kerri Crist Cindy Crosby Ed Crucean Jerry Cuellar Laura Davis Rich Davis Scott DeBoer Tom Dernulc Sean Diamond Brian Dillon Dawn Dryjanski Jennifer Dye Jessica Efron Jason Egnatz Casey Elish Eric Elman Rich Engle Lisa Estill Jennifer Falaschetti Dan Fandrei Brad Farkas Mark Fehring Dawn Feldman Jay Ferro Unlicensed . Hurrying as fast as I could, I at- tempted to put some outfit together that would hopefully match. Mean- while, my brother was honking the horn like crazy outside. I had prom- ised him this would be the absolute last weekend he would have to drive me around. I had explained that my friends and I can’t stand the idea of walking and having our parents drive Start your engine. Getting her moped ready to go to a friend’s house, sophomore Gina Ba- cino resorts to two wheels instead of four be- cause she is too young to have her driver’s license. us is a hassle. I also attempted to re- fresh his memory that it wasn’t that long ago that he was in the same posi- tion as I am. How quickly one forgets. Pushing down the stairs and trying to grab all my paraphanalia while put- ting my earrings in straight, I ran out- side as quickly as I could so that my brother would stop his obnoxious honking and we could leave. Many sophomores found that they had similar dilemmas. “I’m really ap- preciative that my older sister gives me rides everywhere because otherwise I don’t know how I would get places,” stated sophomore Kelly Harle. However, not all sophomores had an older sibling on which they could depend. “When I need a ride, I have either my boyfriend or an older friend take me places, and if they can’t, I usually end up walking or I don’t go out that night,” explained sophomore Jessica Efron. Parents also came in handy for oth- er sophomores. “I usually have my mom or dad take me to and from school, and lots of times on the week- ends I have one of them drive me around or one of my friends’ parents do,” stated sophomore Jennifer Dye. When a car was not available, soph- omores often had to unhappily resort to riding a bike. “At times my brother can’t get the car, so I end up riding my bike or moped places,” explained sophomore Gina Bacino. Well, spring’s here and to the dis- may of my brother, I find that I am still relying on him for rides. Well, who ever said everything has to go according to plan? Abbott — Ferro 223 Monica Fierelt Brian Fleming Lori Flickinger Steve Fortin Steve Franciskovich Maureen Frank John Franklin Karyn Gaidor Erik Gardberg Rich Gardner Deanne Gedmin Mary George Tom Gerike David Gershman David Geyer Lilian Ghosh Lisa Godlewski Mike Goldsmith Tara Goebel Amy Goldberg Lisa Gonzales Andrew Gordon Joe Gray Steve Grim Joel Grossman Cindy Guerrero Usha Gupta Dave Gustat Sue Hackett Andy Hahn Drew Hajduch Kristine Halas Lewis Hansen Craig Hanusin Lisa Hanusin 224 Sophomores Kelly Harle Maureen Harney Jim Harrison Tom Hemingway Susie Hess John Hibler Sheila Higgins Patty Hittle John Hoch Chris Hope Greg Houser Brett Huckaby Tom Hutchings Lisa Ingles Mike Irk Erica Jablon Melissa Jacobo Gayle Jancosek Dana Jansen Blake Jarrett Wendy Jeeninga Anne Marie Jen Kim Johnson Mark Johnson Michelle Jones Jeff Kapp Damon Karras Tom Karras Jessica Katz Kristin Keen Dave Kender Kathryn Keyes Joell Kieft Christine Kincaid Janice Kisel just want to have All dressed up and no place to go? Not so with the Class of ’86. During their free time, sophomores found a variety of entertaining places to go. Shopping malls were popular places. “It’s a good way to spend a Saturday afternoon,” said sophomore Dawn Rovai, “Even if I don’t buy anything, it is still fun to look around. My friends and I go shopping a lot.” Southlake Mall, River Oaks, Or- Show time. Catching the evening showing of Against All Odds, sophomore Kristine Hallas purchases a ticket at the River Oaks Theater in Calumet City. Many sophomores feel that see- ing a movie is a good way to spend their free time. land Square, and Woodmar were all favored shopping spots. However, some students went as far as Chicago to look over the latest fashions of State Street or Water Tower Place. In addition to shopping, sopho- mores also enjoyed roller skating. The most frequented rinks in the area were Omni and Lynwood. “Skating is fun,” commented soph- omore Amy Olson, “and it is good exercise too.” Skating and shopping were not the only activities enjoyed by sophomores. While some students spent their spare time catching the latest movie in the- aters or playing games in video ar- cades, others preferred the outdoors. Outdoor activities varied, depend- ing upon the season. “In the winter I go to Royal Valley to ski,” said sopho- more Laurie Kudele, “but as soon as the weather gets warmer, I head right for the Dunes.” Fun in the sun was not limited to lying on the beach. Taking a bike ride or playing a friendly game of tennis in Beech, Bluebird or Community Park were also popular outdoor activities. Once it opened in the spring, Great America, an amusement park in Gur- ney, IL, attracted swarms of people. fun All this activity would make any- one hungry, and sophomores were no exception. “After a game my friends and I would usually go to McDon- ald’s,” expressed sophomore Tom Lang. “Either that or Dairy Queen.” Others went a little further for a meal. “I like Sanfratello’s in Glen- wood,” said sophomore Jeanne Stru- das. “They have excellent fried cheese and deep-dish pizza.” With their abundance of different activities, whether they be skating, ski- ing or eating out, the sophomores proved themselves to be an extremely active class. Fierek — Kisel 225 Bob Kish Lori Kobus Ted Kocal Chris Kogler Rick Koiisz Kristin Komyatte Cindy Kopenec Denise Korucki Michelle Krajnik Laurie Kudele Patty Labeots Amy Lamott Tom Lang Peter Langendorff Richard Landay Penny Lantz Kevin Lasky Cora Lawson Lisa Layer Dawn Lee Jo Ellen Leonard Kim Lennertz Dave Levin Kerry Little Ron Lively Robin Loudermilk Kelly Mager Ken Mahala Lisa Mansueto Paul Manzano Cathy Markovich Holly Mase poh! Shelly Mason Jennifer Mazur David McCain “The best things in life are free,” is a popular phrase. However, to many sophomores just learning to drive, this statement does not always ring true. “Now that I’m starting to drive I have to pay for things like gas and insurance,” said Janice Kisel, sopho- more. Many of the students felt that it was their responsibility to pay for some of the expenses that accompany driving. “My parents usually pay for the gas but when I have extra money, I put it in the gas tank,” explained Me- lissa Moser, sophomore. To cope with their financial diffi- culties, some sophomores came up with different solutions. “I work at my parents restaurant which gives me extra money. It takes a lot of my free time away but, it’s worth it,” expressed Melissa. When some sophomores are only 15, it’s hard to find places that will hire them. “I’m only 15 so I really can’t look for a job yet, but when I turn 16 I want to work,” explained Tammy Mueller, sophomore. “I don’t work yet, but I’m going to look for a job in the summer,” said sophomore Ed Taillon, Another reason for having money is independence. “When you turn 16 you feel a need to be more indepen- dent, but with everything so expensive the biggest childhood bond to your parents is money,” explained Janice. “I want my own money so I can buy things for myself,” said Melissa. Expenses include gas, insurance, and clothes. Money problems seem to come about more steadily as students reach the age of 16, but with a grow- ing need for independence, sopho- mores begin relying on their own in- comes instead of their parents. 226 Sophomores i Erin McCormack Eugene McCune Debbie McDonough Collin Mckinney Thad McNair Spiro Megremis Betsy Mellon Kathy Medlin Champ Merrick Missie Meyers Melissa Michael William Michel Jennifer Miga Andrew Miller Tim Milne Teresa Mintier Gary Mintz Jarrett Misch Jim Misch Lynn Moehl Diana Monak Greg Moore Melissa Moser Michelle Moskovitz Tammy Mueller Jennifer Muta John Mybeck Chuck Novak Lenny Nowak Steve Oberc Mark Oberlander Cathy Obuch Linda Oi Amy Olson Janet Orlich Spending Money. Finding it difficult to spend her own hard earned money, sophomore Melissa Moser takes a look at the price tag of a jacket she’s been admiring. Kish— Orlich 227 Osgerby Ginger Ostrowski John Palmer Jim Palmer Kim Panares Brenna Pardell Juli Paris Angie Patel Tushar Pavelka Jeff Pavicevich Milos Pavich Bill Pavol Sheila Pa2 Harold Pecher Christy Peterson J. Scott Petrovich Andrea Pierce Angie Pietrzak Jerry Pool Cheryl Powell Eric Przybyl Shannyn Pupillo Jerry Quasney Marci Rakos Paul Reck Dave Reed Ron Renfroe Dana Richards Tracy Richwine Cindy Riebe Michelle Rigg Jill Roper Mike Rossa Dave Rovai Dawn Sabina Laura W Hour The clock strikes midnight. The obedient sophomores are calmly un- locking their front doors while the others are scampering outdoors and racing for home. Though breaking curfew does not mean becoming a pumpkin, it does mean suffering the wrath of angry parents. Midnight was found to be the aver- age curfew time for sophomores. While many students did not enjoy having to be in, they did feel it was a reasonable request of their parents. Sophomore Kristine Halas stated, “I understand why my parents gave me a curfew and I think 12 a. m. is fair. Adding to this sophomore Lori Van Senus commented, “I think I should have a curfew. I understand my parents not wanting me to stay out as late as I want without them know- ing where I am and what I am doing. Many sophomores also claimed they were given an extension on their curfews if a special occasion demanded it. Sophomore Bridgett Viellieu stat- ed, “Though my curfew is at 12 a.m., once in a while, if I call my parents and let them know where I am, they don’t mind if I stay out a little later.” Other sophomores had no curfews at all as long as they didn’t take advan- tage of the privilege. Sophomore Gary Shutan stated, “I don’t really have a curfew now that I have my license and my parents don’t have to wait up to come get me. As long as they know where I am and that I don’t stay out too late, my par- ents let me use my own judgment. While sophomores quietly shut their doors and creep upstairs 20 min- utes after curfew, they think with high hopes of the day their curfews will be lengthened. Perhaps then they will be sneaking into their houses 20 minutes late — after their new curfews. Sneaking around. Fumbling for her house key, sophomore Lori Van Senus tries to quietly creep in her house without waking her parents in fear of punishment for coming in 20 minutes past her Midnight curfew. Midnight was found to be the average curfew for most sophomores. 228 Sophomores Salzman Stephanie Samels Jeff Sanders Dave Sanek Larry Sannito Chris Scheive Phyllis Schwartz Margo Schweitzer Laura Scott Cameron Scott Susan Sears Bill Serietic Laura Sheehy Katie Sheglich Chris Shoemaker Charley Shoup Rachel Shutan Gary Shutan Gregg Sideris Sprio Sikorski Bill Simko Mike Sipple Pat Skurka Karen Slathar Laurie Slivka John Smick J.D. Smiley Mike Smisek Lisa Smith Melanie Smith Tami Soderquist Debby Solan Joe Soltis Sherry Sorak Lillian Stern Michael Osgerby — Stern 229 Stevens Danielle Stliglich Nick St. Leger Valeric Stojkovich Helen Stone Rick Stoner Floyd Strudas Jeanne Surufka Mark Swart Wayne Sweeney Lynn Tafel Mary Beth Taillon Ed T aides Angie Tangerman Troy Teller Jen Tester Dan Tharp Dan Thomason Missy Thomason Lynnette Tobin Patti Trippel Fred Uram Daie Vanderhoek Michele Vanderman Wade Van Sen us Lori Ver Ploeg Mark Viellieu Brigitte Vranesevich Tony Dilemma Excitement fills the school before a dance, whether it’s Homecoming, Chi, or Prom. Students are enveloped in a flurry of activity in preparation for the occasion. Their many chores include, finding a dress or suit and accessories, buying flowers, getting a ticket, and finding a place to eat. For many sophomores there is an addi- tional problem — finding a way to the dance. Sophomores came up with a variety of solutions to solve their dilemma. The most unfavorable was resorting to a ride with parents, which students found was awkward and inconvenient. Sophomore Karen Skurka stated, “I felt very uncomfortable having my parents drive my date and I every- where. It was hard for us to talk.” The inconvenience of driving soph- omores to dances and dinner was suf- fered by parents and students alike. “Having my parents drive was hard because we couldn’t go everywhere we wanted,” explained sophomore Mike Irk. Adding on to their list of woes, sophomores had to wait for their transportation to arrive. Sophomore Lisa Layer stated, “Ev- erywhere we went, to everyone’s houses, dinner, and the dance, we had to wait for someone to get us. This also put a limitation on where we could go and what time we had to be in.” While many sophomores were cart- ed around by their parents, some lucky souls managed to hitch rides with an upperclassmen friend. Sophomores found doubling with an older couple to be much more desirable. Sophomore Gregg Shutan stated, “Doubling with someone older was much better. I had a lot more freedom to do what I wanted.” Agreeing with this, Karen added, “I felt much more at ease driving with an older couple. I didn’t feel that awk- ward because there was a lot more to talk about. I think this made everyone more comfortable.” While the comforts and conve- niences of driving with upperclassmen were enjoyed. Sophomores worried about being a burden to the older cou- ples. Mike explained, “My date had to be in earlier than the rest of the people we doubled with so that made it hard for us to go anywhere after the dance. I felt like I was imposing on everyone because they couldn’t do as they want- ed.” Many sophomores made compro- mises to fit older couples needs. Soph- omore Melissa Jacobo stated, “Going with an older couple also set a limit on the places to go. I didn’t want to have my sister drive me all over the place.” Whether it be sitting in the back seat of the family wagon, crammed together into the bucket seat of a stu- dent’s sports car, or perched on the banana seat of a motorcycle, sopho- mores suffered many awkward and un- pleasant moments with transportation to dances. There is only one solution to this age-old problem. Sophomores must wait for the day that they can finally drive themselves. Perhaps then they will find themselves acting as the transportation for some young and ap- preciative couple. United way. In order to help a younger cou- ple, junior Tom Least: and sophomore Kelly Harle provide a ride for sophomore Marty Col- lins and Susie Hess to the Homecoming dance since they are unable to obtain their licenses to drive themselves. 230 Sophomores Wadsworth Aaron Wall Darla Walsh Todd Wampler Michelle Wasilak Stephanie Wein Paul Werth Eric White Adam Whitlow Andrea Wiesner Sherri Williams Kim Winkler Lisa Wisniewski Dawn Wisniewski Jennifer Whitmer Tom Wojtowich Rob Yates John Yerkes Jill Zabrecky Greg Zalkowski Russ Zawada Renee Zaun Kevin Ziants Christina Zucker Lisa Zudock Tom Zurad Ruth Stevens — Zurad 231 What I would never tell my Arm-in-arm, Patty Perfect and Joe Jock are the picture of happiness — always together — they must tell each other everything. Or do they? A glance into the private lives of Patty and Joe reveal a different story. “Oh my gosh, last hour was so em- barrassing!” revealed Patty at lunch to her friend. “I went up to ask Miss Kahn a question and I tripped and fell and the whole class started c lapping! I just know someone will tell Joe ...” Meanwhile, as Patty is despairing over her soon to be broken image, Joe is relating a similar problem to his friend. As he tries to sneak through the cafeteria without being seen by Patty, his story unfolds . . . “Well, you see, I was just sitting down when I heard this huge splitting sound, which was, unfortunately, my pants. And it’s not that I care that the class saw, it’s just, well, you see — -it’s Patty. I don’t want her to think my jeans are too tight.” Smack! Patty and Joe meet, face to face, both worrying about their collec- tive images, they don’t know what to say to each other. Yet the exact same question is on both their minds: “Did somebody tell?” However, Patty and Joe were not alone as they each worried about their privacy being invaded. It was found many freshmen had similar dilemnas. In a survey, freshmen revealed what they wouldn’t want to tell their boy- friends or girlfriends: I would never tell my boyfriend . . . . . . “that I liked to flirt with other people.” — Kerry Deignan. . . . “that I waited by the phone all night for him to call.” — Rhonda Pool. . . . “that I had another guy after me.” — anonymous. . . . “that I though that he kissed all wrong.” — Karen Livingston. . . . “that my parents disliked him very much.” — anonymous. . . . “that I was not allowed to talk on the phone because my grades were really bad.” — anonymous. . . . “that I thought his parents disliked me.” — anonymous. . . . “that I didn’t really like his best friend.” — Briana Newton. . . . “that I wanted to date one of his friends.” — anonymous. . . . “that I had cheated on him a few times.” — anonymous. . . . “that another guy was calling me all the time.” — anonymous. . . . “that I thought he had gained a lot of weight.” — anonymous. . . . “that I didn’t like his new haircut.” — Jen Luksich. I would never tell my girlfriend . . . . . . “that I thought she looked bad that day.” — anonymous. . . . “that I wanted to go out with my friends instead of her on the week- end.” — Jay Patasnik. . . . “that I was seeing someone else, too.” — Blase Polite. . . . “that she was getting a little fat.” — anonymous. . . . “that she looked like a plain Jane and that she needed to wear more make-up.” — anonymous. Greg Adams Lori Adams Jim Agness Bob Albertson Tom Arcella Laura Arent Mike Autry Dana Baker Laura Baker Russ Balka Helen Balon Melody Barrera Michelle Basich Melinda Beach Wendy Beckman Joe Belovich Robert Berbeco Joe Beres Rob Blackford Tim Blackman Julie Blaine Christine Bobeck Sharon Boda Sandy Bogucki Robin Bogumil Ryan Boyd Russ Brackett Cindy Bradford Carolyn Bradely Jeff Brennan Tim Broderson Carrie Brooks Steve Bryant David Bukowski John Burson i ' ■Hi u 7 , ►A . ’• i i 232 Freshmen Green-eyed monster. Waiting in the cafete- ria after school for the bus is boring to most people, but not for freshman Kerry Deignan. While enjoying herself, she displays the one thing that she would not want her boyfriend to know, that she sometimes flirts with other guys. However, this time her boyfriend, freshman Jay Potasnik, doesn’t need to be told anything. 1 $ ? ff h K kf i ;f| 7 » fV 3 t ' i j f P ii Paul Buyer Catherine Cak Charlie Carlson Amy Castellaneta Mike Chronowski Emily Chua Paul Cipich Amy Cohen Dan Colbert Ron Cook Cheryl Cooper Cathy Cornell Joe Czapkowicz Brian Czerwinski Kelly Daros Denise DeChantal Kerry Deignan Amy Derolf Denise Dettman Michelle Deutch Bill Dodd Steve Dorsey Mary Dragomer Tammy Drzewiecki Kristi Dunn Chris Duran Bill Durham Bryan Durta Matt Dwenger Brad Echterling Mike Echterling Denise Eckholm Johnna Edington Matt Efron Dawn Enlow Adams-Enlow 233 What I would never tell “Mom, I have got something to tell you and I don’t think you’re going to like it ... ” The steady gaze of a parent can be the most difficult kind to meet when a student knows what he has to say will upset his parent. At one time or another, everyone has had a secret that he would rather take to his grave than tell his parents. Parents are the closest relatives a per- son can have, yet most people find that telling them the truth is not al- ways an easy experience. Fear of pun- ishment or of losing the respect of their parents often stops students from revealing their secrets. Instead, they often give their parents an excuse to avoid disclosing the truth. However, here the freshmen con- fess the secrets they would never want to tell their parents: “I would never tell my parents . . . »» . . . “that I partied constantly when they were gone.” — anonymous. . . . “that I was picked up by the police.” — David Kanic. . . . “that I didn’t eat breakfast or lunch.” — anonymous. . . . “that I lost their credit card while I was shopping.” — Briana New- ton. . . . “the real time I got home the night before.” — Rhonda Pool. . . . “that I got caught shoplifting at a store.” — anonymous. . . . “that I didn’t think I wanted to go to college.” — anonymous. . . . “that I was going on a date with a college guy.” — anonymous. . . . “that I started a fire in lab and I owed the school a lot of money.”— Jennifer Luksich. . . . “that I got caught smoking in back of the school and the principl wanted to talk to them.”— anony- mous. . . . “that I got a speeding ticket when I was not supposed to be using the car.” — anonymous. . . . “that I was flunking a class and the next day’s test was my last chance to save my grade.” — Colleen Smith. . . . “everything!” — Mary Fis- singer. Natalie Fabian Kim Falusi Lynn Farkas Micheal Feeney Sheri Fefferman Mary Fissinger Jeff Florczak Jeff Frost Tyrah Fulkerson Evette Gadzala Lisa Gajewski Bob Gallo Dave Galocy Mitch Gardberg Gretchen Gardner Brian Giannini Dennis Gifford Tricia Gill Robert Giorgio Renee Giragos Dave Gladish Jeff Glennon Chris Gloff Randy Gluth Mike Gozdecki Karen Gronek Greg Grskovich Randy Grudzinksi Mike Gustaitis Amy Guzior Ray Hajduch Steve Hale Tony Hanas Erik Hansen Dianne Hanus Joe Harding Holly Harle Sandy Hemmingway Mike Hinds Mary Jo Hoch Julie Holland Dianna Holler 234 Freshmen Bad news. Anxiously awaiting her mother’s reaction, freshman Karen Gronek faces the awk- ward task of bringing home her report card. In a survey taken in October, freshmen stated that grades were one of the hardest things to tell their parents about. Marty Hollingsworth Dan Hollis Sara Holtan Andre Hoogeueen Tod Hoyle John Iatrides Michelle Ingram Jerry Iwachiw Lila Jacobs Anic Jain Veena Jain Kristin Jansen Patrick Jeneske Kristin Johns Andy Johnson Darren Johnson Jennifer Johnson Judy Johnson Missy Johnson Bonnie Jones Steve Jones Dan Kaegabein Inese Kalnins David Kanic Kathy Kapers Penny Karr Eve Karras Lance Karzas Melinda Kellams Tom Kieltyka Natalie Kijurna Michael Kloeckner Jeff Kobe Scott Kocal Jenny Koo Christie Kortenhoven Marla Kozak Goran Ktalj Aron Krevitz Rick Kumiega Cathy Labitan Nancy Lamantia Fabian-Lamantia 235 What I would never tell coach: “Alright men, get the lead out. For starters, how about 15 laps around the track. Let’s go! Look alive! Come on Rocko, my grandma can move faster than that. Get moving!” player: “I don’t like this. This is not my idea of a fun way to spend my Saturday morning. I’ll get moving . . . right back into my bed.” coach: “Okay men. There’s nothing like a couple of laps to get you going. How about really getting your blood pumping. Let’s have 50 push-ups. Ready — hands on the ground. Keep those legs and arms straight!” player: “Sure, I’d like to see him do even one of these.” coach: “Okay, What do you say we get a little practice game going here? Who’s ready for a little com- petition? Rocko, you play right field.” player: “Standing here in the middle of nowhere is really not what I had in mind when I joined this team.” coach: “Okay men, pack it up. That’s enough for today. Be sure and get to bed early. We have a big game ahead of us tomorrow and I want you to be in perfect condition.” player: “That’s what you think. I’m going out with Susie tonight.” coach: “Are you boys paying atten- tion? I’m not just standing up here for my own good. I want you to listen to me when I’m talking. What’s with you guys anyway? Hey, Rocko, what’s going on in that mind of yours?” player: “Wouldn’t you like to know?” Well coach, here comes your chance. Here are some thoughts fresh- men would not want to reveal to their coach. I would never tell my coach . . . . . . “that I pigged out the night before a bit meet.” — anonymous. . . . “that I was going on vacation the week of playoffs.” — Holly Harle. . . . “that I didn’t think he was fair to the whole team.” — anonymous. . . . “that I ditched practice to see my girlfriend.” — anonymous. . . . “that I misplaced my uni- form.” — Jennifer Luksich. . . . “that I hated the position I had to play.” — anonymous. . . . “that I wanted to quit before an important game.” — Goran Kralj. . . . “that I was hurt and would not be able to play up to my capabilities in the game.” — Randy Grudzinski. . . . “that I hadn’t practiced in a week.” — Kerry Deignan. . . . “that I would like to see him do some of the physically impossible things that he wants to see us do.” — Randy Rhoads. . . . “that I stayed out very late in the night before a game and wasn’t in condition to play.” — anonymous. . . . “that he yelled at us too much.” — Karen Gronek. Rosalyn Lambert Robin Langenberg Wendy Lawson Darin Lee Robert Lesko Mike Levan Julie Lewellen Jenny Liahopoulos Laurie Lieser Karen Livingston Brian Lorenz Tim Lorenzen Jen Luksich Tim Lusk Dennis Lyudkovsky Sam Maniotes Todd Marchand Jill Mateja Raquel Matthews Steve McCormick David McMahon Elaine McMahon Dean Mesterharm Tina Meyers Marvin Mickow Don Mikrut Patricia Mitrakis Michelle Moore Jennifer Moser Tom Muntean Stacy Muskin Mary Myer Rob Nagl Yoko Nakamura Lisa Natale 236 Freshmen Dog ate it. While being reprimanded by Coach Mike Niksic, freshman Jennifer Luksich attempts to make up a reason for the fact that she has come to practice without her uniform. This is one of the many many excuses Coach Niksic gets as assistant coach for the Junior Varsity (JV) Girls’ Basketball Team. Mark Nelson Briana Newton Morgan Noel Kelli Norman Christina Nowak Adam Ochstein Sandi Oi Yvette Olmos Ken Osinski Brian O’sullivan Carolyn Pajor Sean Pamintuan Chris Pankey Athena Panos Tiko Patel Amy Paulson Barb Payne Jenine Pestikas Brian Phillips Gary Piskula Michelle Plantiga Blase Polite Rhonda Pool Dan Porter Jay Potasnik Dianna Pudlo Jeff Pumick Jodi Quasney Robert Rajkowski Pat Rau Jim Reddel Merri Robbins Renee Robinson Cindy Roh Neil Rosario Lambert-Rosario 237 What I would never tell my jj) 1 “Don’t forget to do your home- work for class” is a favorite saying teachers use while students are exiting the classroom. Students who don’t do their homework have a similar say- ing — “I forgot it at home.” Often stu- dents rely on excuses. It is important to them to maintain the respect of their teachers. Though students have many views and ideas about teachers or the way the class is run, these opinions are rarely expressed. Students are afraid of getting in trouble or hurting the teacher’s feelings. Moreover, students are afraid their views will influence the grade a teacher gives them. Listed here are some of those unspoken views which students stated they wouldn’t want to tell a teacher. I would never tell my teacher . . . . . . “that I cheated on a test.” — Joey Belovich. . . . “that I had a crush on him her.” — anonymous. . . . “that they were far too diffi- cult to understand.” — Jeff Florczak. . . . “that they told stupid jokes.” — Sandy Hemingway. . . . “that their clothes were out of style.” — anonymous. . . . “that they had bad breath.” — Neil Rosario. . . . “that they had a terrible per- sonality.” — anonymous. . . . “that my parents just got on the school board and that they were being fired.” — Kelly Harle. . . . “that I didn’t do my home- work.” — Randy Grudzinski. . . . “that they had stupid rules.” — anonymous. . . . “that they shouldn’t give any tests.” — Robert Lesko. . . . “that I lost or forgot my book. — Jenny Luksich. . . . “that their class was unfair.” — Kerry Deigan. Kevin Rose Nick Ross Dennis Rossa Bryan Rudloff Dilip Sahu Paula Saks Patty Santucci Julie Scharfenberg Frank Scheive Elaine Schmidt Tim Schroer Giri Selhar Kristi Seliger Mitch Seward Rich Sfura Chris Shaver Brian Sheeman Andy Sherman Cindy Simko Kip Simmons Kathy Sims Laura Siska Mark Slonaker Bill Slosser Colleen Smith George Smith Ted Sri Troy Stavros Elana Stern Ian Strachan Dina Strange Steve Strick Cathy Struss Leanne Suter Paul Szakacs Adam Ta vitas Christy Thill Lisa Thomas Scott Tobias Kevin Trilli Rosanne Trippel Bernadette Trost 238 Freshmen Rosc-Zoeteman 239 Excuses, excuses. Deadlines are a part of all projects, but students often have trouble making them for one reason or another. Freshman Sara Holtan gives Mrs. De Hawkins, art teacher, her best excuse as to why her art project will be a few days late. A r A. ' ,r Angie Tsakopoulos George Tsirtsis Ben Urban Mike Velasquez Chris Vogt Ghislaine Ward Kris Ware Dave Webber Laura Welsh Pam Wheale Christine White Julie Wicinski Fritz Wilke Carla Wilson Dan Wilson Frank Wilson Michelle Wilson Kathy Witham Richard Wojcikowski Brian Wojtkowiak Scott Wooldridge Bill Wrona Don Yang Billy Yarck Keith Yuraitis Amy Zajac Kris Zaun Andy Zeman Keith Zoeteman X Administrators choose steady course 3 cc With a new idea or project usually comes instructions, but when a new principal comes to a high school, it is a play-it-by-ear situation. When Dr. John Preston took his new position as principal, he had to face the problems of the administration settling the teacher’s contract and the declining enrollment. The position of new principal usu- ally brings on some unsettled prob- lems, but according to Dr. Preston, “I have had fewer problems than I antici- pated due to my efficient administra- tive assistants and faculty.” While Dr. Preston expected to have some prob- lems with students, he only encoun- tered one issue, an incident in which a student managed to break into the computer lines of another school. “Outside of that one incident, things have been great,” stated Dr. Preston. Dr. Preston had many new ideas for the school year. One thought was to clean up the school and make a more pleasing environment by putting benches, plants, and hanging paint- ings in the commons. “The students were wonderful about not damaging the plants,” expressed Dr. Preston. However, the teachers weren’t sit- ting and relaxing on the new benches at the beginning of the year. With the friction over their contract, teachers were busy picketing and negotiating. “The teachers’ picketing was a great way to show unity,” expressed Mr. Phil Clark, English teacher. The con- tract was settled and ratified for two years. “I feel there have been appro- priate salary increases,” stated Mr. Paul Lang, School Board president. “I’m really glad this issue was resolved before Christmas. Having a pay raise brightened up the holidays,” added Mr. Paul Schriener, sociology teacher. With the teachers’ contract settled, the declining enrollment became a ma- jor concern of the administration staff. According to Mr. Lang, “The declining enrollment is a national trend going on all over the country.” Dr. Preston further explained, “There is a falling birthrate, the cost of hous- ing is expensive, and many people are choosing a private education for their children.” However, he felt the declin- ing enrollment would be benefical be- cause more teachers would be available to students; they could concentra ' more on helping individuals. Even without instructions, the nei administration confronted the prob- lem of a declining enrollment, the new teachers’ contract was put into effect for two more years, and being the new principal gave Dr. Preston a chance to reveal his fresh ideas and put them into action. I Administration: Mr. Leonard Tavern, Assis- tant Superintendent of Business, and Dr. Wal- lace Underwood, Superintendent of Schools. Having the upperhand. Using his profes- sional authority, Mr. John Marshak, assistant principal, reprimands a student for her lack of promptness to fourth hour class. School Board: (front row) Mr. John My- beck, Mr. Paul Lang, Mr. Richard McClaughry, (back row) Mr. Pete Bomberger, Mrs. Nancy Smallman. 240 Administration Administration: Mr. Martin Keil, Director of Testing Psychology Services. Getting into school spirit. Helping students get rowdy for the Homecoming game. Dr. John Preston, principal, gives words of encourage- ment to the football team. Administration 241 Announcement time. Good morning, these are the morning announcements . . . states Mr. John Tennant, assistant principal. While awak- ening the student body during second hour announcements, Mr. Tennant proceeds to give the schedule for the upcoming day’s events. Administration: Mr. Micheal Livovich, West Lake Special Education Director. Making of an ideal He is perfect. There is no doubt about it. His brilliant mind is unparal- leled and his superb teaching tech- nique keeps his students fascinated. The kids who have him for a teacher not only have fun in his class, they learn too. He’s always there to help them with their schoolwork or to lis- ten to their problems. He’s friendly and easy to get along with. He loves his job and genuinely cares about his students. He is the ideal teacher. Different people value different qualities, so every student has his own idea of what the perfect teacher would be like. Here are some characteristics students would like to see in an ideal teacher: “The ideal teacher would ...” . . . “realize that his students had other classes and activities that were equally important and took up just as much time as any one subject. He would not ov eremphasize the class that he taught.” — junior Meg Mor- gan . . . “be someone who I could re- spect, someone who really knew what he was talking about.” — junior Wen- dy Robinson . . . “have a good sense of hu- mor.” — sophomore Brian Dillon . . . “be easy-going. He wouldn’t put a lot of pressure on his students and the atmosphere of his classroom would be relaxed.” — junior Bill Colias . . . “not be too serious. The class would get boring if he never let us have any fun.” — junior Gail Gronek . . . “be able to put himself in the student’s place and see his point of view. He would honestly try to under- stand the problems of his students.” — junior Sashi Sekar . . . “be able to relate to a student at his own level of understanding.” — junior Jennife r Rouse . . . “be willing to help his students with personal problems. He would be more like a friend than a teacher.” — senior Scott Kambiss Service with a smile. Mrs. Gerda McCloskey German teacher takes a few minutes to help junior John Misch with his homework. Stu- dents appreciated helpful teachers. Mrs. Linda Aubin: Dramatics, Speech I, English 9, Drama Director, Thespian sponsor, Drama Club sponsor. Mr. Eugene Baron: Geometry, Algebra I, General Math I. Mr. James Bawden: Guidance Department Chairman, National Honor Society sponsor. Mr. Thomas Bird: Physics, Adv. Physics, Freshmen Class sponsor. Mrs. Joanne Blackford: Nurse Mrs. Ruth Brasaemle: Remedial English II, Composition 12-2, Humanities, GTO. Mrs. Phyllis Braun: Counselor, Field Trip Club. Mr. Phil Clark: Humanities, Literature. Mrs. Linda Elman: Spanish I, II, III. Mrs. Helen Engstrom: Speech I, Remedial English to, Advanced English II, Debate Com- petition, Speech Coach. Mr. Gene Fort: U.S. History, Assistant Mu- sic Director. Mr. Don Fortner: Business, Sophomore Class sponsor, Speech coach. Accounting Club, Business Department Chairman. Mrs. Pat Golubiewski: Developmental Reading, Speech I, English II, English Depart- ment Chairman. Mrs. Margie Gonce: A.V. Coordinator. Mr. Jeff Graves: Chemistry, Adv. Placement Chemistry, Bowling, Chess, Scuba Clubs. Mrs. Thelma Griffin: Principal’s Secretary. Mrs. Ann Guiden: Library Secretary. Mrs. Nancy Hastings: Photo-Journalism, Journalism I, II, Publications Director, Crier, Paragon, Quill and Scroll. Mr. Art Haverstock: Project Biology, Biol- ogy, Zoology, General Science. Mrs. DeEtta Hawkins: Art classes. Mrs. Joan Hmurovic: Special Education aide. Mr. Richard Holmberg: Music Apprec., Choirs, Vocal Music Director. Mrs. Marie Horvath: Special Education. Mr. Richard Hunt: General Woods, Adv. Woods, Intro, to Drafting, Drafting 1,2, Girls’ Basketball. Mr. Jon Jepsen: Physical Education, Life Saving Weight Training, Boys ' Swimming Coach. Mrs. Barbara Johnson: Adv. Trigonom- etry, Trigonometry, College Algebra, Math Department Chairman. Mrs. Cheryl Joseph: Librarian. Mr. Jack King: Health Safety, Applied Health, Boys’ Basketball, Soccer. Mr. David Knish: Special Education, Boys’ Basketball, Boys’ Baseball. Mr. Kent Lewis: Sales Marketing, Distrib- utive Education, DECA Sponsor, Wrestling Coach Ms. Paula Malinski: Physical Education, Girls’ Swimming. Mrs. Ruth Markovich: Bookkeeper. Mr. John Marshak: Vice Principal. Mrs. Elena McCreight: Basic Art. Mr. Jay McGee: U.S. History, Social Sci- ence, Boys’ Cross Country, Ski Club. Mrs. Helga Meyer: German I, II, III. Mr. Ed Mussleman: Business Math, Alge- bra I, II, Boys’ Golf, Boys’ Tennis. Mr. Mike Niksic: Physical Education, Boys’ Baseball. Mrs. Pam Pazera: Main Office Secretary. Mrs. Pat Premetz: Algebra II, Adv. Algebra Mr. George Pollingue: Trigonometry, Computer Math 1,2, Calculus, Analytic Geom- etry, Senior Class sponsor. Mr. Ed Robertson: English 9, Football Coach, Junior Varsity Boys’ Basketball. Mrs. Mary Ann Rovai: Main Office Secre- tary. Mr. David Russell: Advanced English 10, English 10, Composition 2, Speech Coach. Mr. Paul Schreiner: Sociology. Mrs. Cyntia Schnabel: Orchestra. Mr. Bob Shinkan: Geometry, Advanced Ge- ometry, Introductory Algebra, Freshman Girls’ Basketball, Freshman Baseball. Mr. David Spitzen Speech L English II, Remedial English II, Student Government Sponsor. Faculty 243 Makings of an ideal Wanted: the perfect student. He must study hard, get good grades, and participate in activities in- side and outside of school. He must enjoy his school work, share his ideas in class and use all his efforts to meet his capabilities. He must get along well with his peers and his teachers. While he’s doing this, he still must be pleasant to be around and have a good sense of humor. This summarizes some of the traits teachers felt were important to mak- ing the perfect student. Although there’s probably no student who pos- sesses all these traits, everyone has at one time or another fit at least one of these requirements. Can you fulfill the job? According to the teachers, these are the characteristics that the ideal student would possess. The ideal student would be . . . . . . “someone who was motivated; he would do all his assigned work and be willing to go an extra step by look- ing up supplementary information for better comprehension.” — Miss An- nette Wisnewski, Guidance Counsel- or. . . . “someone who knew where he was going in life, who had some kind of plan for his future.” — Mr. Mike Niksic, Physical Education teacher. . . . “someone who was naive, cur- ious, and unbiased. He would seek in- formation and ideas.” — Mr. Paul Schreiner, Sociology teacher. . . . “someone who was willing to meet the teacher halfway; the teacher then would share ideas with him and so he would share ideas with the teach- er.” — Mr. Jim Stone, typing teacher. . . . “someone who had intiative and was sincere in what he was trying to do. He would know what he was learning was important to his fu- ture.” — Mr. Bob Shinkin, Geometry teacher. . . . “someone who put forth maxi- mum effort. This doesn’t imply that the student was an “A” or even “B” student — just on who tried.” — Mrs. Pat Premetz, Algebra II teacher. . . . “someone with a true sense of humor” — Mr. Jay McGee, Social Studies teacher. Working overtime. Spending time finding extra information about an assignment is one of the qualities of an ideal student. Sophomores, Scott Blanco and Jim Smiley spend extra time in the library to learn more about Charles Dickins, who’s the author of the book they are reading and doing reports on in English. Mr. James Thomas: Chemistry, Algebra I. Mrs. Charlene Tsoutsouris: Spanish II, III. Mrs. Dorothy VanZyl: Athletic Office Sec- retary. Mrs. Irene Vrehas: English II, Remedial English io. Mrs. Alice Webb: French I, II, IV, French Club Sponsor. Mrs. Jody Weiss: Composition j, English II, Remedial Reading 9. Mrs. Marsha Weiss: Counselor. Mrs. Anne Whiteley: Spanish I, II. Mr. Tom Whiteley: U.S. History, Social Science, Girls’ Golf. Miss Annette Wisniewski: Counselor. Mr. Steve Wroblewski: Computer Math, Algebra 1, Business Math, Football Coach. Mr. Jack Yerkes: Advanced English 9, Re- medial English 9, Senior Class Sponsor. Mrs. Mary York: Composition t,2, Speech I, English Literature, Speech Coach. Mrs. Violet Zudock: Guidance Office Sec- retary. 244 Faculty Cooks: (front row) Joanne Scheive, Vicki Sharkey, Jean Biesen, Theresa Bucko, Rita Der- olf, Mary Bogdan (second row) Phyllis Wood- worth, Nancy Battista, Penny Morey, Leila Goldschnikl, Marilyn Fischer, Joanna Camp- bell, Annette Watson, Sally Kulas, Paulette Li- bak. (back row) Eleanor Watt, Sally Scaggs, Mary Smolinski, Kathy McCormack, Letta Rossa, Jerie Chromchik. Bus Drivers: (front row) Sue Wood, Brigette Wittgee, Joanna Kane, Mert Zandstra. (back row) Emily Orosco, Pat Fouts, Dawn Romberg, Sue Freeores, Janet Wilch. Custodians: (front row) Mary Sebastian, Nancy Barnett, Bill Clark, (back row) Martha Korluk, Bill James, Maria Bacha. Faculty 245 I I BUSINESS BEFORE PLEASURE now capped houses and blustering winds filled the town While hitting temperature lows made residents frown Not losing hope Learning to cope They had reasons for not getting down. A new program has come of great fame Its purpose is to put criminals to shame It will free all our homes From any robber that roams The Neighborhood Crime Watch is its name. As the construction work lined the streets Cable lines and office buildings were their feats With new additions More commisions Munster prospered with these added treats. Renovations were coming throughout the year Smugglers and Olympic are no longer here From a Bicycle Club To a Dynasty Pub Munster takes on a new atmosphere. While speaking of the Munster folk Togetherness and prosperity must be spoke From new corrections To restaurant selections The town of Munster is NO JOKE. 246 Community-Ads B ombs away. While the snow can be a hassle for many people, sophomores Andrew Gordon and Mike Goldsmith make the best of it with an action-packed snowball fight at Bluebird Park. mall but mighty. Being little and being a woman may have its disadvantages but Mrs. Jody Weiss, English teacher, decides to even up the sides and take a self- defense karate class at the newly renovated Dynasty. C g hecking it out. Doing just one of her library duties, senior Susan Flynn checks the computer terminal to make sure that junior Girl Hand’s book is not overdue. The library is a very popular spot around town when it comes to term papers and semester finals. Community- Ads 247 Phaze I 2449 45th Ave. Highland 924-7210 Big question. Waiting inquisitively to see the final re- sults, junior Greg Psaros sits quietly while professional hair- styler Nancy Abel of Phaze I Hair Designs puts the finish- ing touches on his hair. I Double Exposure 435 Ridge Road Munster 836-2385 On the job. With over 6,000 tapes in their video library, Double Exposure offers daily rentals on box office hits. Senior Lisa Montes files away a club card which offers free rentals daily for one year. Sizzler Steak • Seafood • Salad 428 Ridge Road Munster 836-9010 Loads of work. Keeping customers satisfied, alumnus Paul added. Besides working as busboy, Paul’s duties include washing Phipps checks the salad bar at Sizzler to see what items need to be dishes and stocking s upplies. 248 Ads McShane’s EVERYTHING FOR EVERY OFFICE... SINCE 1921 1844 45th St., Munster, IN 46321 Phone (219)924-1400 Pen-mar Visual Communications 9246 Foliage Lane Munster 923-5584 Like mother, like daughter. Following in her mother ' s footsteps, junior Shari Romar shows senior Vanessa Vanes exactly what entails working at Pen-mar. Logos, brochures, and ads for businesses can all be designed by Mrs. Penne Romar of Pen-mar Visual Communica- tions. = Choices = — Working Money seems to be the main word of today, so to cope with rising prices and weekly allowances that don’t cover all expenses, students find jobs. Once the decision is made to find a job, the student must set his priorities: Is it more important to find a job he enjoys or gain experience for his future? Junior Ken Reed feels liking a job will have first priority. “Pick a job you enjoy because nothing is worse than doing or participating in something that you will not enjoy.” Junior Bob Appelsies, who volunteered to teach Sunday School in his Synagogue, follows the same ideals. “I’m a teacher’s aid and -I really enjoy it. I feel good when I help other kids.” Other students based the job search on exper- ience for a future career. Although baby-sitting may THE HORSE SPORTS EMPORIUM 8317 Calumet Ave. Munster 838-6100 does it ‘pay’ off? not seem like training for a career, junior Meg Morgan comments, “It helps because I am interest- ed in becoming a child psychologist.” Sophomore Lori Flickinger also thought of her future in choosing a job. She is a volunteer at Community Hospital in order to learn about the jobs of a lab technichan, while junior Curtis Jurgen- son works at his father’s Dairy Queen because he wants to own one and loves the fringe benefits of ice cream. After a student’s mind is made up as to where to work, he must decide how many hours he can afford to put into the job. Students must allow time for homework, school and any social events. “The hours at Dunkin Donuts are great because they don’t interfere with any activities I have,” says junior Kathy Wojick. Like anything, jobs do have their drawbacks. Although senior Susan Flynn enjoys her job at Munster Public Library, it does keep her very busy. “There’s not much time for me to relax or work on projects for school,” she explained. Working on weekends also doesn’t leave much time for going out with friends. “On weekends I have to rearrange my plans into my schedule if someone can’t work in my place,” commented Su- san. Students do benefit from jobs. Either as a learn- ing experience or as a means to make money, a student will develop responsibility and take a step closer to his near future. Ads 249 Munster High School Booster Club Dependable support. Munster High School Booster Club members help support athletic teams and organizations, along with school activities. Ribordy Drugs 1820 45th Ave. Munster 924-4366 Congratulations Class of 1984 Not just medicine. Contrary to the popular belief, Ribordy Drugs doesn’t just carry pharmaceutical products. Their items range from kitchen appliances to motor oil for your car. Cosmetics, stationery, books, and party goods are included in their stock. As part of his daily job, employee Carl Gerlach, senior, stacks Pepsi cartons. John Hodson 1650 4th Shopping Center Munster 9 2 4-3555 Pure as gold. Aware of the rising value of gold, junior Tricia Culbertson considers buying a 20 karat gold necklace as a special gift for a close friend. John Hodson is an established purchaser and seller of coins and jewelry. 250 Ads Pleasant View 2625 Highway Ave. Highland 838-0155 Milk’s the one. Approaching the end of the grading period, sopho- more Lisa Godlewski quenches her thirst with Pleasant View milk before an upcoming Spanish test. 1830 45th Ave. Munster 924-5040 12 Ridge Road Munster 836-8286 165th and Columbia Ave. Hammond 932-4958 1218 Sheffield Dyer 865-3995 Fresh fruit. From rows of refrigerated goods to stocked discount items, Burger’s offers all kinds of grocery supplies. Junior Joan Kieman can’t resist sampling the fresh grapes from Burger’s produce section. Choices- Dining: Fast or formal Restaurant logos glisten and shine in the night. A ! hungry student is forced into a decision: Should it be a fast bite to eat or would a relaxed formal atmosphere be more enticing? Undecided, the student bends to advertising pressure and pulls in the parking lot of the familiarly structured building, humming verses of the adver- tisement he just heard on the radio. Once inside, familiar words echo in the typical fast food restaurant . . . “Please, sir, step aside, step aside sir.” Food pre-cooked, packaged and within minutes ready for consumption seems to be the source of survival for most students. Choosing whether to run to White Castle and grab a few sliders and fries or to ven ture over to Sizzler for a prime rib steak dinner ponders the minds of hungry students. While students may enjoy dining at formal res- taurants, often their budget does not cooperate with their appetite. Senior Vanessa Vanes states, “I asso- ciate McDonalds and Burger King with places friends can get together and socialize at inexpensive food prices without emptying their pockets.” Often it turns out that the places where one chooses to eat depends on how much he or she is willing to spend. A school survey indicated that students spend around 20-25 a " eek and out of this money, about 12 goes for food. However, 12 can go only so far. Senior Beth Hackett explains, “If there is a special occasion I will go to a nice restau- rant like the Charley Horse or the Gold Rush, maybe even Gino’s East, but usually it’s Wendy’s or Shakey’s because I have to stay within my budget.” However, other options are open to students with a limited budget. A satisfying meal can be found at smorgasbords or at salad bars. Senior Kathy Przy- byla prefers smorgasbords because, “I can eat as much as I want without ridicule. It would look kind of silly to order a lot of food in a restaurant.” It appears, because of limited budgets, students hit the inexpensive quick consumption restaurants and continue to hear a lot of “Step aside, step aside, please.” For an evening out, the fast food places win out over formal dining. Ads 251 Burger’s Supermarkets Maria’s Hallmark 923 Ridge Road Munster 836-5025 Can it be heaven? With all the stuffed animals that Maria’s Hallmark carries, junior Lee Gomez has found heaven. Come to Maria’s to find cards, mugs, stickers, and a special gift for someone. FIRST National Bank East Chicago -Merrillville -Munster Crown Point-lndiana Harbor-Riley Plaza impact Travel Service 9175 Calumet Ave. Munster 836-2403 (219) 836-4330 (312) 734-6050 619 Ridge Road Munster Find your paradise. Whether it’s a ranch in Colorado or a Carri- bean beach house. Impact Travel Service can help you. When decid- ing where to go or how to finance the trip, talk to Impact for your next vacation. Other Services Safe Deposit Boxes Traveler’s Checks Money Orders Cashier’s Checks Certified Checks Bank-By-Mail 24 Hour Depository Collection Services Federal Tax Depository Property Tax Payments U.S. Savings Bonds Purchase and Sales of Securities Trust Services Master Card and Visa Telephone Bills 252 Ads E.F. Hutton Listen up. When E.F. Hutton speaks, people listen. Senior Amy Lennertz explains the brokerage firm’s financial news as sophomores Valerie St. Leger and Cynthia Richwine listen with keen interest. E.F. Hutton can help you make the right investments for all your needs. 3203 Vollmer Road Flossmoor, IL (1 — 800) 323-1340 Choices What to do to counter boredom The seconds ticked away on the kitchen clock as the girl watched them go by. What to do on a dateless Saturday night? Students, faced with the “Saturday night blahs” found many ways to counteract their boredom. Ac- tivities ranged from staying in the area and seeing a movie or going to a restaurant, or venturing to Chicago for a night on the town. The high school, too, offered a variety of activi- ties. Junior Jeff Clapman explained, “Munster High offers many opportunities for students to enjoy the performing arts, with the various Band, Orchestra and Choral concerts along with plays.” Along with the concerts and productions, athle- tic events also drew a large crowd. “Sports events are exciting because of the competition and it’s fun to cheer the team on,” said junior Kelly Hayden. Some students looked in other directions for ex- citement. Junior Bridget Yekel feels that the enter- tainment in Munster and the surrounding areas, could be improved by “having a place for kids to hang out.” Agreeing with Bridget, senior Rob Osterman added, “It’s a hassle to drive far to see a movie.” However, movies were found to be one of the most popular forms of entertainment. Many nearby theaters provided inexpensive entertainment. “Mov- ies are a lot of fun because you can compare them with your friends,” stated Kelly. Although transportation might pose a problem, this didn’t stop many from venturing out of the Calumet Region to find entertainment. Chicago, with its many shopping centers, theaters, and sports teams presented much entertainment for the stu- dents. During the summer, Kelly often spent time watching the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field while others took advantage of the abundance of amphith- eaters. Senior Rob Kotfer attended various concerts, seeing groups such as AC DC and Rush. “Concerts are fun because they’re loud and rowdy and you have a good time with friends,” Rob said. Thinking about all her possibilities, the girl now- had only one problem left: what to choose? Ads 253 Mercantile National Bank 915 Ridge Road Munster 836-6004 ments and savings, they can help with handling your money and put you on the right foot. BANK OF INDIANA 254 Ads Dr. Abraham J. Ochstein 926 Ridge Road Munster 836-8320 Open up. Trying her hand at periodontics, junior Randi Schatz takes the place of Dr. Abraham Ochstein as she pretends to check junior Tammy Ochstein’s gums. Art’s TV 8142 Calumet Ave. Munster 836-1764 Rainbow connection. Taking time out to catch a glimpse of The Muppet Movie,” sophomore Kristine Halas observes the features of a disc recorder at Art’s TV. Besides video recorders, Art’s stocks stereo components, televisions and many more qual- ity items. Carpetland 8201 Calumet Ave. Munster 836-5555 Peek a-boo. Popping out from behind one of Carpetland’s plush Persian rugs, juniors Jennifer Durham and Mona El- Naggar seem satisfied with their selection. If looking for a carpet, Carpetland carries low-priced articles which come in all sizes, shapes and colors. Ads 255 Lums Restaurant 7920 Calumet Ave. Munster 836-5867 Change of pace. When you want a good meal, why not try Lums for a change. Junior Missy Lawson takes a break from her job to order a delicious dinner offered by Lums. Broadway Auto Parts 1989 Broadway Gary 885-7673 Come on down. If your car is on its last leg, come down to Broadway Auto Pans for the best selection of genuine re- placement parts and equipment. With over 50 years of experience you know you’ll be getting quality service. Dependable Service Harley Snyder Co., Inc. Realtors Developers Office: 838-3232 1739 Ridge Rd., Munster, IN 46321 Find your dreamhouse. In the market for a house or just keeping up with the current interest rates? One can get dependable service for their real estate needs with Harley Snyder Realtors and Developers. = Choices Alternatives plague shoppers Clearance sales, neon lights, people pushing and shoving . . . these are just a few happenings one finds when shopping. Whether shopping for a needed birthday present, a dress for Chi, or simply a new sweater to raise winter spirits, shopping proved to be a popular activity among students. With Munster being only 30 miles from Chicago and 9 shopping centers being within a 30 mile radius, the choices are extensive. However, traveling to Chicago can create a prob- lem. Junior Joan Kiernan stated, “I can’t get out to Chicago that often because it’s so far away. When- ever I go I try to drive in with my mom.” Time is another important factor, as junior Mona ElNaggar explained, “How much time I have will usually determine where I go to shop.” Junior Kathy Wojcik agreed, “I prefer Shopping farther away, but if I don’t have a lot of time I’ll just stay local in the area.” Those that had the time found many advantages to going to Chicago. According to junior Jennifer Durham, “The best place to go is “the Magnificent Mile-Michigan Avenue,” downtown Chicago. For the window shopper it’s heaven, but for the buyer it’s expensive.” However, shopping away from Munster had its disadvantages. “Shopping malls and Chicago are great for walking around all day, but if you want to go in and get something and leave they are a pain,” said Kathy. Many places exist locally for shopping. Sporting equipment, clothing items, cards and flowers can all be found within the town confines. If a larger selec- tion is needed, numerous alternatives exist in the Calumet Region. “Southlake Shopping Center ap- peals to me because they have a large variety of stores and you can buy more,” stated junior Mary Kot- taras. Allison Wenner, junior, expressed a different ad- vantage to shopping away from home. “I like to shop at Orland Square or Oakbrook because they’re far away and that way nobody else has the same clothes I do.” Neither time nor 30 mile distances stopped seri- ous shoppers from completing their tasks. Whether spending the day searching Chicago or simply run- ning out to a local store, students found shopping to be a major activity in their lives. Dr. M .J. Jacobo M.D. Future MD’s. Becoming a doctor takes a lot of studying and long hours, as juniors Mitchie Jacobo and Debbie Dillon find out. While leafing through a medical dictionary owned by Dr. M.J. Jacobo, the two try to find the definition of conjunctivitis. For the best medical treatment and advise, Dr. Jacobo can’t be beat. ioo Mac Arthur, Suite 12A Munster 836-1310 Ads 257 Choices The art of giving “It’s the day before Jill’s birthday and I still haven’t gotten her anything,” Bob worried. “We’ve been going out for five months but I still have no idea what to get her. Maybe some jewelry or clothes — but what if she doesn’t like them? Well, she could always return them. Nah, she’d just say she loved them. I’ll just get her roses — or what about a stuffed animal?” Deciding what to buy your girlfriend or boy- friend can be quite a tedious task. Whether it’s a gift with much meaning, a practical present, or simply something cute or humorous, the options are numer- ous. Passing shelves stacked high with candy or stuffed animals, students often found it impossible to resist picking up that eye-catching present. “I bought my girlfriend a stuffed animal for Valen- tine’s Day because it was cute,” commented junior Jeff Witham. “I wanted to make her smile when she looked at it.” Stuffed animals weren’t the only gifts that brought delighted smiles to the faces of the receiv- ers. Flowers were as popular as ever. Whether roses, orchids or carnations, presented face-to-face or deliv- ered, flowers were a favorite present for girls and guys both. Junior Gail Gronek explained, “I’d send a guy flowers because it’s a nice change of pace.” Guys no longer cornered the market on perfume either. Cologne was found to be a desirable present for guys. Junior Shelly Jewett stated, “I bought my boyfriend Paco Rabanne because I wanted him to think of me when he wears it.” While the appeal of whimsical gifts was great, at times the practical present won over. “I could have gotten my girlfriend a romantic gift for Christmas,” commented Tom Leask, junior, “but I decided to buy a sweater because I thought it was something useful.” “Finding my boyfriend a Valentine’s Day gift was no problem,” another junior girl stated. “I knew he wanted tickets for the Police concert. He loves the group and I knew he had always wanted to see them.” With each Valentine’s Day, Christmas, and birthday, the question of what to get your sweet- heart is an ever-present problem. The search for the perfect gift is often time consuming. Yet, whether it be stuffed animals, flowers, cologne or clothes, a gift shows that that special occasion was not forgotten. L 8C M Jewelers 3644 Ridge Road Lansing, IL (3 12 474-9235 ISM JEWELERS THE LAM SI MO 6 MU MS TER JEWELERS Munster Meat and Sausage Market 615 Ridge Road Munster 836-9050 Where’s the beef? Stopping for a bite to eat, sophomores Tracy Richards and Jill Rigg cut into some ham. Munster Meat and Sausage offers a wide variety of meat at a price right for every budget. Bryan’s Florist 609 Ridge Road Munster 836-6147 Zandstra’s Store for Men 2629 Highway Ave. Highland 9 2 3 " 3545 Dressed to kill. From ties to business suits, Zandstra’s Store for Men carries it all. Junior Amy Thomas models the latest look in men’s clothing. 258 Ads John’s Pizzeria 1528 North Arbogast Ave. Griffith 972-2900 Learning the ropes. Experimenting with the fundamentals of how to make a pizza, seniors Jay Leiser, Mike Meyer, Phil Bacino, Tim Peters, Mark Foreit, Tracy Hirsch and Lee Karras all get into the fun. Whether it’s pizza or another of their tasty meals, John’s Pizzeria serves you right. Ads 259 Benoit Construction Company 1506 Ridge Road Munster 838-5675 or 836-8476 Build • Remodel • Repair Baths • Kitchens Cesar C. Labitan, M.D., F.A.C.I.P. 4710 Indianapolis Blvd. East Chicago 397-0228 Hours by appointment: Morning: 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Mon. Tues. Fri. Sat. Afternoon: Daily 3:30-5:30 p.m. Except Thursday, Sat. Griffith Travel Center 3907 45th Ave. at Cline Highland 924-2524 Group tour specialists any type domestic and world wide travel arrangements. Bunny’s Beaute Salon 9721 Fran-Lin Parkway Munster 924-533 1 Cut to please. Having a good hairstyle can be a boost for your confidence, but finding the right one to suit your needs can be hard. Bunny’s Beaute Salon has trained specialists to help you find just the right hairstyle. 239 Ridge Road Munster 836-1585 Dr. James Korellis, D.D.S. 769 State Line Road Calumet City, IL (312) 862-6970 260 Ads Ken Weldon 9306 Calumet Ave. Munster 836-8628 Efron 8C Efron, P.C. 5246 Hohman Ave. Hammond 931-5380 STATE FARM INSURANCE hi-tech Carpet Specialists 8048 Duluth Highland 924-9077 Weekend help. Although unable to argue cases in courts, sophomore Jessica Efron and freshman Matthew Efron help lessen the busywork at their father’s law office. Efron and Efron professional corporation can help with any legal problems varying from personal to criminal cases. Goldberg Engineering and Construction, Inc. 1834 Azalea Drive Munster 838-3017 $se General Insurance 91 1 Ridge Road Munster 836-8900 =C.hnire c How to spell relief... S-N-A-C-K-S Walking swiftly, Mike rushed home after a long day at school. He increased his speed as he thought of opening the cupboard to find a variety of snacks from which he could choose and settling down in front of the television to relax. 1 he list of snacks is endless. Doritos, pretzels, potato chips, Ho-Ho’s and many more. Junk food was found to be preferred by some and despised by others. Those who were “into eating” came to count on their favorite snack foods. “After school, I’ll usually have a bottle of pop or a candy bar for energy,” said freshman Jeff Frost. Though high in calories, junk " food is low in preparation. Students found the availability of nu- merous snacks to be a major plus when needing a quick fix. “Of course taste is important, but items that have little preparation arc great when you come home hungry,” remarked junior Rachel Rueth. Coming home hungry was a common occurrence for the majority of students. After school was the time of the day when the munchies seemed to hit hardest. “I find that I eat the most after school. I eat snacks like Twinkies that fill me up but won’t ruin my appetite for dinner,” said freshman Cathi Cak. “When I come home. I’ll eat something sweet to reward myself after a long day,” said junior Jon Irk. However, snacks are not just limited to foods with sugar. Health foods are increasing in popular- ity. For weight watching or health-conscious stu- dents, nutritious foods were found to be a satisfying snack. Between carrots and celery, fruits and vegeta- bles and yogurt and granola bars, the choices of nutritious snacks were extensive. Although there are many to choose from, finding a favorite health food was often a problem for diet- ers. Jon claimed that though he liked a few vegeta- bles and fruits, he still hasn’t found a snack as satisfying as a Snickers. While carrots and yogurt were the staple for some dieters, not all weight conscious students were willing to give up their much loved junk food. “I’ll cut my meals in half, but I will not change anything I eat,” commented Cathi. Whether it’s fruits and vegetables, or Doritos and pretzels, snacks were a major part of students’ lives. Ads 261 Choices Turning Tension mounts . . . the student impatiently searches the dial of his Jensen FM radio for a sound that best suits his personality. With a sigh of relief and a laugh of amusement, the student hears the irreverant voice of Chicago’s familiar disc jockey, Steve Dahl. Radio stations have a personality, as do their audiences. “When one listens to a radio station, it reinforces the personality of the listener and echos what the individual already believes in,” explained Sociology teacher, Mr. Paul Schreiner. “There’s a variety of personalities in radio, and with the music at one’s fingertips, it can set the mood.” Waking up to hear the unexpected from D.J. Jonathon Brandmeier, WLUP-FM (98.9), is no the tunes surprise. “He gets you going and puts you in a good mood with both his humor and logic,” expressed senior Patty Watson. In a Business Management class survey, the LOOP was found to be the most popular radio station. Besides playing block loads of music from popular name bands, the LOOP features “ROCKLINE” on Monday nights, in which musi- c ians ranging from Sting of the Police to Joan Jett are interviewed live. The remaining portion of the listening audience were fans of WMET-FM (95.5) and WLS-FM (94.7). “WMET has rock wars,” stated sophomore Fred Jones. “They’ll name two groups and three cuts are played from the group receiving the most call-in votes. “I like listening to ‘the Mighty MET’ because they don’t seem to play as many commercials as the other radio stations do,” said junior Tricia Culbert- son For a more relaxing sound on the airways, sta- tions like WXRT-FM (93.3) or WKQX-FM (101.1) stimulates a mild mood. Senior John Wit- kowski explained, “Radio stations like WXRT are nice when I want to relax.” Agreeing with John, senior Julie Dubczak feels that “they play the best variety of music.” With all the radio personalities coming through, students simply have to find the one that best matches their own personality. Dr. Lee Levin 339 North Road St. Griffith 924-8000 Framed reflection. Trying on the many different styles of eye glass frames, junior Tammy Ochstein just can’t decide which one she wants. Dr. Lee Levin can give you a thorough eye examina- tion as well as aid you in the right choice of glasses or contacts. Karolyn R. Goldenberg Attorney at Law 905 Ridge Road Munster 836-4335 ATTORNEY AT LAW Highland Lumber and Supply Inc. 2930 Ridge Road Highland 838-1400 Flick of the switch. In need of modern day appliances? High- land Lumber offers a wide selection of hardware and lumber at reasonable prices. Senior Ron Kotfer patiently looks for a lamp for his basement. gp " . 262 Ads I1 I1 II I 3 . lot fkin. D.D.S. 9339 Calumet Ave. Munster 836-9131 Smile. Twice a year a person is supposed to have their teeth checked. With the friendly atmosphere at Dr. Richard Refkin’s office you feel right at home. So find out when your next check- up should be. Irv Lang Insurance Agency Inc. No more confusion. Everyone needs insurance, but choosing the right kind can be confusing. Irv Lang State Farm Insurance can help with finding insurance best suited for your specific needs. 2449 45th Ave. Highland 924-7600 HANDrANDY HOME IMPROVEMENT CENTERS W Munster Lumber Division 33 ° Ridge Road Munster 836-8600 Moser’s Pizzeria and Pub 8938 Indianapolis Blvd Highland 838-3377 Carry-outs and delivery Italian cuisine Gary Surgical Supply Corp. 9430 Calumet Ave. Munster 836-1 190 Wanted: Doctor’s supplies. Examination tables and scales are a must for every doctor’s office. Gary Surgical Supplies is proud to be known for their dependable service in carrying surgical supplies. Mr. Richard Toth and Mr. Ogren proudly display their merchandise. Ads 263 Dr. R.G. Halum Jr. M.D. Urology Inc. 800 MacArthur Blvd. Munster 836-5865 Check-up time. If a general practioner can not suit all your needs, try visiting a doctor who deals with specific problems. For kidney difficulties, go to urinary specialist Dr. R.G. Halum. Seniors Vince Boyd and Ray Halum decide to give senior Jeff Goldschmidt a check-up. 264 Ads Munster Optical 7905 Calumet Ave. Munster 836-1120 Wide variety. Eye glass frames, contacts, or just a check-up can all be handled by Munster Optical. Kathy Pryzbyla, senior, tries on one of the frames Munster Optical carries. Broadmoor Clinic Pharmacy 7550 Hohman Munster 836-8585 Gold Rush 3022 45th street Highland 924-2900 Spice up your life. With their delicious variety of meals, snacks, and drinks, the Gold Rush is the perfect spot whenever you want a nice atmosphere and a change of pace. Juniors Gail Gronek and Danielle Gill look over their menus before making a choice of what to order. Schoop Hamburgers 215 Ridge Road Munster 836-6233 Made to please. Fast food served in a desirable setting is a “trade- mark” of Schoop Hamburgers. For just a quick drink after school or a cheeseburger with fries, Schoop’s has just what you want. Sophomore Beth Hasiak pours freshman Karen Keller a cup of coffee after a filling meal. • Willman’s Standard 747 Ridge Road Munster 836-9273 Slattery’s Health Appliance Center 303 Ridge Road Munster 836-1808 Appliance consultant and certified fitter Darryl R. Lem 850 Burnham Calumet City 895-5800 Lake Professional Pharmacy 13963 Morse St. Cedar Lake 374 ' 543 2 Family business. Pharmaceuticals is a family business that senior Mike Stodola takes pride in. With friends Jeff Chip, senior, and Roland Murillo, senior, he proudly displays the Lake Professional Pharmacy sign. Hertz Rent-a-Car 4335 Calumet Hammond 93 1 -5444 Speedy service. Where can you go if you’re new in town or your car breaks down and you need a lift? Hertz Rent-a-Car, of course! They have plenty of cars to choose from, low rates and a convenient location. Seniors Liz Snow, Chris Mott, Sue Reddel and friend display one of the selections at Hertz Rent-a-Car. 266 Ads Hegewisch Discount Records QC Tapes 522 Torrence Ave. Calumet City, IL (312) 891-3020 4000 E. Lincoln Highway 947-151! Rico’s Pizza and Sandwiches 3651 Ridge Lansing 895-2630 Half block west of State Line For the finest in pizza and sandwiches Carry-out and delivery l ii Bon Ric Enterprises Fund raisers. Funds are important for a majority of clubs. The question is — how to raise money? Bon Ric Enterprises is the name to remember for fund raising sales. They can supply your club or organization with items such as candy, T-shirts, jackets, hats, and cookies. Shenandoah, the live business trademark, sits next to the Bon Ric sign. 3314 Michigan St. Hobart 962-3303 Welcome World Travel Agency Joe Hirsch 8256 Hohman Munster 836-8888 First class. With a big variety of clothes to choose from, Joe Hirsch carries everything from elegant to casual garments at an easy to reach location. Senior Susan Flynn and sophomore Dave Geyer model the latest in sportswear. Ads 267 Rogan Granitindustrie R.R. i Box 18A Chicago Heights 312 — 758-0050 Helping out. Materials that go into constructing a building are numerous and often hard to find. Look into Rogan Grantindus- trie for granite tables as well as monuments and markers for cemeteries. Sophomore Troy Tangerman and junior Tim Rogan take a break from helping at the warehouse. Intelligent Software 9609 Cypress Munster 923-6166 Paul Gordon Intelligent TUtor u Blunt Ellis 8C Loewi 9003 Indianapolis Blvd. Highland 972-9300 Ernie Nims r. A % % Levi’s Sedgefield Jordache Calvin Klein Sergio Valente Chardon Organically Grown Chic Jou Jou Espirit Santa Cruz Woodmar Fashion Center Southlake Mall Lansing Washington Square Brementowne Mall 268 Ads Helen of Munster 231 Ridge Road Munster 836-8803 Maruszczak Piano and Organ 7910 Calumet 836-6093 Michael Maruszczak I ■ V I I w i m m a ■ 1 ■ 1 ■ . i ■ ii vBiiiniiirA r m r m ■ ■ v l ' A 1 W L- r PIANOS ORGANS from WENDY 1511 Azalea Munster 972-3377 Personalized gifts and stationery for all occasions 20% discount Wendy Levin TijrY CITIZENS federal SAVINGS Tilles 901 Ridge Road Munster 836-1530 767 Ridge Road Munster 836-5500 1720 45th Street Munster 924- r 720 50 YEARS OF SERVICE Baker • Henredon Drexel Heritage • Thomasville Pennsylvania House GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY Fine Furniture Burns-Kish Funeral Home 8415 Calumet Ave. Munster 836-5000 When in need. In sorrowful times Burns-Kish funeral home will take care of the necessary arrangements needed for the bereaving family. Sophomore Bob Kish and his brother Joe stand with pride next to their father’s business sign. Ads 269 Calumet Auto Wrecking 2015 Summer St. Hammond 844-6600 VanSenus Auto Parts 6920 Kennedy Ave. Hammond 844-2900 Hole in one. If it’s a car part you need, VanSenus Auto Parts aims to please. Sophomores Lori VanSenus, Suzi Hess, and Karen Slcurlca show off some of the stock at VanSenus. Meca Engineering 9219 Indianapolis Highland 923-8892 Meyer Brothers Lawn Care and Landscaping 1529 McArthur Blvd. Munster 836-3565 270 Ads Dunhill Formal Attire 600 West Main Crown Point 709-7252 Decked out. Whether it’s a prom, wedding or an important occasion, Dunhill Tuxedo Shop can fit your needs. Reversing the roles, juniors Linda Zondor, Ann Miller, and Dave Steiner display a few of the many fashions available. Greative 7 fair Styfiny Tlcacfemy WHERE PROFESSIONALISM IS THE PASSWORD 2549 Highway Ave. Highland 838-2004 Academic Counseling Services, Inc. 9250 Columbia Ave. Munster 836-1172 or (312) 898-8180 Helpful Hints. Personalized tutoring, aid in choosing colleges, and a prepatory SAT class can all be found at Academic Counseling. Mrs. Sue Ferguson tutors senior Laura Lusk on her sociology by helping her write an outline. Mid- America Mailers 430 Russell St. Hammond 933-0137 Cut the time. For the most efficient advertising possible, cut out the middle man. Mid-America Mailers sort and mail their advertisements themselves. Combining the work of a post office and an ad agency, Mid-America produces direct mail advertising for sotne of the leading advertisers in the nation. Senior Wendy Harle and her sisters, sophomore Kelly and freshman Holly, organize the names of advertisers for their father. Ads 271 Loomis Cycle Sales 66417 Kennedy Ave. Hammond 844-4400 Rev it up. For one or two people, a motorcycle can be a great way to get around town. Sophomores Lori VanSenus, Karen Skurka, and Susie Hess prove that three people can fit on a motorcycle. Loomis Cycle carries all kinds of motorbikes, from Y amaha to Kawasaki and motorcycle parts as well. Patrons Mr. fit Mrs. Harold Abrahimson Dr. 6i Mrs. Richard P. Auburn Daniel K. Augustine Mr. 6C Mrs. Joe Autry Mr. 6c Mrs. Harold Bame and Family Mr. fit Mrs. Fred H. Beckman Mr. 6c Mrs. Ned M. Berbeco David A. Blaine. DDS Mr. fit Mrs. Thomas Boyden Mr. fit Mrs. Walter J. Branch Mr. 6c Mrs. Louts D. Cammo Mr. 6c Mrs. Roger Casey Dr. 6C Mrs. Maurice Checroun Mr. 6i Mrs. Marvin Clapman Dr. 6C Mrs. George Compton Mr. 6C Mrs. Ted Comstock Grou nets ' Conservatory Rich 6c Maxine Conway Mr. 6c Mrs. Russell E. Cnst Mrs. Diane Dawson Mr. 6C Mrs. Dennis DrChantal Joan Dick Detgnan Kathleen Doyle Mr. 6c Mrs. Mark Echterling Anita 6c Mon Efron Mr. 6c Mrs. Keith Fandrei Dr 6c Mrs. Claude Foreit Mr. 6C Mrs. Robert M. Galocy Mr. 6C Mrs. Richard E. Gardner Dr. 6c Mrs. Henry Giragos Mr. 6c Mrs. Walter Glowicki Dr 6c Mrs. Mitchell E. Goldenberg Dr. 6c Mrs. Cesar M. Gomez Mr. 6c Mrs. Bob Gresham Dr 6c Mrs. John W Gustaitis Dr. 6C Mrs. Indra Gupta Pat 6c Paul Hackett John 6c Irene Harney Mr. 6c Mrs. Dick Hemingway Linda 6c Robert Hess Mr. 6c Mrs. Michael Hinds Mr 6C Mrs. Rick Hollis Mr. 6c Mrs. Norman O. Houser Mr. 6c Mrs. Ronald Jacobs Anne F. Johnson Mr. 6c Mrs. John A. Karzas Jim 6c Arlene Kender Mr. 6c Mrs. Merle L. Kiser Mr. 6c Mrs. Joseph Kopas Dr. 6c Mrs. Alexander Kott Gerald 6C Arlene Kusek Barnett 6C Judith Labowitz and Family Jack 6c Joanne Leonard Mr 6c Mrs Ken Mahala Mr. 6C Mrs. A. Malinski Mr. 6C Mrs. John Maniotes Mr. 6C Mrs. Raymond Mansueto Mr fit Mrs. Richard R. Meyer Mr. fit Mrs. Thornes Moehl Dr fit Mrs. John W. Mybeck Christine Nisiewkz Ted fit Janet Oberc Mr. fit Mrs. Charles R O ' Donnell Mr. fit Mrs. Roy Owen Mr. fit Mrs. Helen Payne Sharon Urban Rice Mr. fit Mrs. Franklin D. Rueth Mr fit Mrs. Gerald Schoenberg Elizabeth Schroer Jack fit Katie Schwer Mr. fit Mrs. Richard Sfura Dr. fit Mrs. Richard H. Sherman Mr fit Mrs. Edward Si doc Mr fit Mrs. Joseph Siska Mr. fit Mrs. Edmond A. Spmosa Mr. fit Mrs. Albert W. Sublet! Mr. fit Mrs. John A. Thomas John fit Phyllis Uram Paul fit Iona Waisnora Mr. fit Mrs. Raleigh Wolfe Jim fit Marie Zabrecky Dr. fit Mrs. Gerald Zuckcr Lark Clothing Co. 949 River Oaks Dr. Calumet City, 111 . (312) 862-0340 New look. For the latest fashions in men’s and ladies’ apparel, the Lark is a great place to go. Freshman Cathi Cak and junior Shari Romar try on two of the many jackets in various colors at the Lark. Along with jackets, the Lark carries pants, skirts, and various accessories. 272 Ads Colors ’n Coverings 15 Ridge Road Munster 836-8337 The right choice. Browsing through the different wallpaper books, ii sophomore Phil Cak and freshman Cathi Cak can’t decide which one ijhcy like. For wallpaper and other household accessories, Colors ' n Coverings is the place for your decorating needs. Temple Pharmacy 7905 Calumet Ave. Munster 836-8337 All in a day’s work. Attempting to organize all the prescriptions, one of Temple Pharmacy’s experienced pharmacists identifies pre- scription containers. Not only does Temple Pharmacy meet all your escription needs, but they carry cosmetics and other items as well. Kish and Rauer Plumbing Co., Inc. 2237 Main Highland 924- 1 09 1 Plumbing problems. To meet all your plumbing needs, call Kish and Rauer Plumbing. With their experienced employees they can fix any plumbing problem — from the sink to the bathtub. Junior Debbie i Kish and senior Don Bieson proudly stand next to the Kish and Rauer truck. Ads 273 Index Abbott. Patricu loy 222 Abrahamson, Glen 194 Academic Counseling Services, Inc. 271 Academics Division, 64, 6y Accounting Club 116, 117 Acheson, William E. 1, 7, 182, 212 Adams. Douglas 194 Adams, Gregory M. 232 Adams, Jay 212 Adams, Joseph T. 2, 56 Adams, Lon 2)2 Adams, Wen Dee 3, 56, 100, no. 1 14, 212 Adah, David 61, 91, 126, 127, 128, 181, 194 Administration 240, 241 Ads Community Division 246, 247 Agness, James S. 232 Albertson, Robert M. 232 Almase, Marie V. 4, 96, 97, 212, 215 Alonzo, Era Amar, Robert 222 Andeilo. Tony y, 45, 92, 101 Andreakis, Dean 194, 280 Appelsis. Robert 6. 109, 118. 119, 212 Arcefla, Thomas E. 147, 232 Arcella, Tiffany A. 7, 96, 124, 212 Arent, Annette Arent, Laura A. 232 Arlen, Lisa 93, 222 Arum, Mark R. 8, 30, 147, 212 Art’s TV Atwood. Amy Aubin, Linda Mrs. 242 Auburn, Jennifer y6, 7% too, 1 to, 222 Augustine. David Autry, Michael J. 147, 232 Babij, Mary 222 Babjak, Debbie 194 Babjak, Kenneth J. Bacha. Maria 24 , Bachan, Lisa 194 Bacino. Gina 120, 186, 222, 223 Bacmo. Philip 61, 194, 200. aoy, 42 Backe, Larry 222 Bados, Melissa M. 13, 99, 114. ny, 212 Baffa, Jams M. 212 Bagherpour, Shernn 194 Baker, Dana L. 232 Baker, Laura A. loy, 143, 232 Baker, Lisa 194 Baker, Michael 89, 128, 186, 194 Baker, Tammy Balka, Russel W. 1 34, 162, . 2 Baton. Helen A. 232 Bame. Jo Anne 96, no. 113, 212 Band and Orchestra 102. 103, 104, 10} Baran. Kimberly 138, 222 Barath, Glenn 222 Barber. Michelle A. 212 Barber, Roger 222 Bard, Tammy L. 45, 96, 212 Bargeron, Norman 90 Baron, Eugene Mr. 242 Barrera, Deena 120, 212 Barrera. Melody D. 232 Bartok, Dawn 104, 222 Basic h, Jim 1 18, 194 Basil h. Michelle 187, 232 Basic h, Steve 194 Battista, Nancy 24 Battista, Todd 212 Bawden, James Mr. 217, 242 Beach, Melinda D. 15, 29, 84, 109, 187, 232 Beach, Tom 194 Beatty, Eric P. 99, 212 Beck. Jamie L. 22, 83, 138, 139, lyo, 212 Beckman. Carol 92, 160. 212 Beckman, Wendy 94, 161, 232 Behind the Scenes 52, 53 Beiriger, Carolyn ly, too, 120, 222 Belford, Linda 118, 194 Bello. Lisa M. 93, 96, 109, 213 Belovuh, Joseph A. 232, 238 Benne, Chns P. 4, 101, 128, 213 Benoit Construction Company 260 Benoit. Tad R. 22, 23, 56, 213 Berbeco, Robert W. 232 Beres, Joseph M. 57 . 232 Brreolis, Pete 93, n6, 117, 121, 194. 280 Best Friend 40, 41 Bieson, Don 73, 92, 128, 273 Bieson. Gene 245 Bird. Tom Mr. 242 Bischoff, Jason 62, 162, 222 Bischoff, Jenifer 1, 109, 114, 213 Bittner. Beth 21, 109, 222 Black, Mark 33, 194 Blackford, Joanne Mrs. 242 Blackford, Randy W. 78, 92, 9y 103, 162, 213 Blackford, Robbie K. uy 147, 232 Blackmun, Steven 166, 223 Blackmun, Timothy C. 166, 232 Blarsing. Barbara J. 2 1 3 Blaine, Julie A. 109, 232 Blanco, Scott 128. 223, 244 Blanev. Richard C. 4, 61, 128. 213 Blunt, EUis and Loeni 268 Bobeck. Christine C. 113, 143, 232 Boda. Sharon E. 232 Bodrfeild, James 223 Body Workout 8, 9 Boege, John iyy, 223 Boege, Larry 223 Bogucki, Sandy 232 Bogucki, Tom 194 Bogumil, Robin J. 109, 232 Bohling, Brian 194 Bohling, Christopher 223 Bomberger, Craig 113, 223 Bon Ric Enterprises 267 Bossi, Frank E. 213 Bowen, Esther 83, 213 Bowling Club 120, 121 Boyd, Ryan E. 232 Boyd, Vince 4, 194, 264 Boyden, Constance 22, 34, 37, 8, 109, no, 114, ny i2y 164, 223 Boyle, Kira 213 Boys’ Baseball 172, 173, 174, 175 Boys’ Basketball 152, 153, 1 4, iyy Boys’ Cross Country 1 34, 1 35 Boys’ Golf 166, 167 Boys’ Swimming 144, i4y 146, 147 Boys’ Tennis 130, 131 Boys’ Track 162, 163 Branch. Wally V. 54, 92, too, 118, 213 Brackett. Russell K. 102, 103, toy 232 Brackett. Sheila C. 161, 213 Bradford, Cynthia C. 232 Bradley, Carolyn E. 232 Bradley. Mane 113, 120, 223 Braman, Todd y8, 101, 223 Branco, Chris G. 109, 188. 191, 213 Brasaemle. Ruth Mrs. 242 Brauer, Martin C. 101, 213 Brain, Phyllis Mrs. 242 BrazeL Gregg A. 14, 213 Brennan. Enn E. 78, 194 Brennan, Jeffrey T. 232 Brennan, Jennifer A. 223 Brennan, Tracy A. 120, 194 Bretz, Melissa B. 26, 138, 139, 170, 213 Breuker, John D. 223 Broadmoor Clinic Pharmacy 265 Broadway Auto Parts 256 Broderson, Tim J. ay 130, 232 Brooks, Came L. 161, 232 Br own, Karla R. 194 Brown, Michele S. 1 18, 213 Brozovic, John W, 28, 213 Brtos, David 22 3 Brumm, Jaclyn S. 71, 92, 143, 194 Bryan ' s Florist 258 Bryant, Randy 128, 181, 213 Bryant, Steve E. 232 Bubata, Angela S. toy, 143, 194 Buchanan, Rich 101, 213 Bukowski. David W. 232 Bunny ' s Beauty Salon 260 Burger’s Supermarket 251 Burns, Jennifer L. 41, 1 30, 223 Burns Kish Funeral Home 269 Burson, John J. 232 Burson, Ruth A. 194 Buyer, Paul L. 40, 103, loy 130, 233 Cak, Catherine 114, ny 233, 261, 272, 273 Cak, Phillip J. 114, 117, 222, 273 Cala, Peter J 222 Callahan, Kenneth D. Calumet Auto Wrecking 270 Calvert, Julie A. 222 Camino, Christopher 4, 18, 30, 92, 126, 128, 213, 168 Campbell, Joanna 245 Canady, Tim M. 4, 128, 213 Candelena, Christian Camga, Jill M. 7y 118, 213 Cantu, Robert 222 Carbonaire, David M. 81, 118, 180, 213 Cardenas, Emiko 26, 109, 1 14, 222 Carlson, Charles A. 233 Carlson, Stacy L 2 1 3 Carlson, Timothy 92, iyy, 222 Carlson, William 222 Carnanan, Monica L. 194, 109 Carpetland 2yy Carroll, Mark D. 194 Carter, Andrew W. 62, 93, 116, 117, 121. 194, 280 Caner. David M. 103, 156, 157, 213 Carter. Lynn A. ay 223 Casey, Mike 92. 99, 147, 194, 278 Cashman, Amy M. 213 Castellaneta. Amy C. 233 Center Stage 260 Cerajewski, David J. 31, 126, 128, iy6, 157, 173, ' 74 , ' J Cerajewski. Kathy M. 194 Cerne, Renae G 1 18, 194 Cha, Michael 1 1 3, 223 The Charley Horse 249 Chastain, Cheryl 96, 2 1 3 Check, Terri L. 194 Checroun, Steven 67, 223 Checroun, Tony J. 1 14, 194 Cheerleaders 124, ny Chen, Charles 113, 117, 120, 223 Chen, Enn 62, 93. 1 16, 194 Chess Team 116, 117 Chevigny, Cathleen M. 17, 62, 164, 223 Chi 26, 27 Chiaro, Sherry L y 1 Chicago 22, 23 Chip, Gregory P. 28, 101, 197, 223 Chip, Jeff 266 Christianson, Carren 197 Christy. Annette E. 104, 213 Christy, Eric W. 94, 100, 101, 197 Chronowski, Louis S. 223 Chronowski, Michael A. 233 Chua, Emily I. 88, 164, 233 Chua, Rachel 70, 89, 114, 213 Cipich, Debra 1 18, 197 Cipich, Paul M. 233 Citizen’s Federal Savings and Loan 269 Clapman, Jeff M. 103, 213, 253 Clark, Mr. Phil 239, 242, 245 Cleland, Andrew J. 223 Cohen, Amy B. 233 Colbert, Daniel D. 102, 147, 233 Colbert, Richard C. 223 Colclasure, Krystal 66 Colclasure, Lori Cole, Brian D. 189, 213 Colias, William H. 116, 213, 280 College Planning 90, 91 Collins, Martin J. 94, 128, 223 Colton, Karen L. 64, 92, 108, 197 Come Blow Your Horn 36, 37 Comstock, Kelly L. 8, 213 Compton, Janna M. 90, 92, no, 197 Connor, Crystal A. 56, 213 Conway, Bret M. 197 Conway, Chad 53, 213 Cook, Kristen L. 20, 42, 94, 2 ■ 3 Cook. Michelle J. 197 Cook. Ronnald W. 233 Cooper, Cheryl L. 109. I2y 233 Coppage, Mr. Hal Cornell, Cathrnne S. 109, 113, 233 Corona, Angela 6, 93, 109. 213 Costello, Mike G. 223 Crawford, Lee Ann 68, 89, 106, 107, 114, 213 Crawford, Mark 77, 197 Creative Hair Styling 271 Crier 96, 97 Crist, Kern L. 120. 187, 223 Crosby, Cynthia 223 Crowley, Robert 213 Crucean, Jeff 223 Cruz, Pocholo y8, 213 Cuban, Bill Cuddington, Brian 39, 88, 104, 213 Curlier. Gerald 223 Culbertson, Tricia 213, 262 Curtis, Jeanette 197 Cyrier. Amy CzapkowKZ, Joe E. 233 Czerwinski, Brian 233 Czysczon, Patricia 20, 197 Dahlsten, Carla 24, 96, 143, 213, 217 Dahlkamp, Paul 197 Daros, Kelly 109, 233 Daros, Kim A. 213 Dartt, Ms. Kathy 107 Davis, James W 30. 63, 93, 99, 197 Davis, Laura 104, 223 Davis, Richard 92, 223 Davlantes, Chns 35, 36. 4. 7 ' . 91 . ' ® 9 . 113, 213 Dawson, Teddy W. 61, 92. 96, 126, 128, 189. ' } Deal, Laurie M. 39, 100, 197 Deboer, Scott 223 Dechantal, Denise L. 109, 233 Dechantal, Richard M. 197 Decker, Blake T. 120, 197 Dedelow, Brian 15% 213 Dedelow, Jeff 128, 197 Deignan, Kerry 94, 109, no, 232, 233, 236, 238. 280 Delaney, David 103, 213 Dernulc, Tom 38, 155, 223 Deraulc, Richard 39, 66, 69, 128, 129 Dernulc, Scott Derolf, Amy 233 Dettman, Denise 59, 233 Deutch, Michelle 121, 233 Devel, Edward 197 Diamond, Sean 223 Dickerhoff, Dianne 14, loy, 161, 213 Dillon, Brian 20, 223, 242 Dillon, Deborah 98, 1 24, 2 1 3, 257 Dillon, Michael 27. 76, 101, no, 213 Dinga, Dee Dee 6, 92, 1 2% 2 1 3 DECA 118, 119, 170 Dixon, Rob 38, 43, 92, 100, 101, 134, iyy, 213 Dizon, Aileen 43, 63, 93, 95, 1 17, 176, 197 Dodd, William C 233 Don Powers Agency, Inc. 261 Doodling 72, 73 Dorsey, Sharon 114, 120, 197 Dorsey, Steven 233 Double Exposure 248 Doyle, Mary 24 Dragomer, Andrei 213 Dragomer, Mary 118, 233 Drama Club 108, 109 Dr az bo, Dune J. 197 Drill Team and Flags 106, 107 Dryjanski, Dawn 104, 121, 223 Drezewieckt, Tammy 233 Dubczak, Julie 1 18, 197, 262 Dukic, Sally 197 Dunhill Formal Attire 271 Dunn, Kristi 94, 178, 233 Duma, Christine 233 Durham, Jennifer 27, 94, 96, 110, 213, 219, 255, 256 Durham, William 233 Durta, Bryan 233 Dwenger, Matthew 233 Dybel, Michele 67, 213 Dye, Jennifer 223 Dye. Robert iyy Dziecolowski, Matt 118, 213 Dzurevcik, John 101, 166, 213, 217 Echterling, Bradley 109, no, 233 Echterling, Carolyn 73, 87, 213 Echterling, Michael 233 Eckholm, Denise 161, 233 Eckholm, Glenn 134, 197 Edington, Mr. John 87 Edington, Johnna 233 E.F, Hutton 2 3 Efron Efron, P.C. 261 Efron, Jessica 27, 9}, 110, 223, 261 Efron, Matthew 233, 261 Eggers, Karen 92, 138, 139, 160, 197 Egnatz, Jason 121, 166, 167, 223 Elish, Casey 92, 134, 223 Elkins, Richard 213 Ellison, Kevin 31, 214 Elman, Eric 223 Elman, Mrs. Linda yy, 242 El Naggar, Mona 10, 20. 43. 94. 96, 97, in, 113. 2, 219, 256 Engle, Richard 223 Engstrom, Mrs. Helen 1 10, 242 Enlow, Dawn 120, 233 Ensembles 100, 101 Eriks, Holly 118, 197 Estill, Lisa 223 Etling, Jane 93, 120, 197 Etter, Amy 39, 113, 197 Etter, Timothy 146, 147, 198 Fabian, Natalie 234 Faculty 242, 243. 244 Fads ’N’ Fashions yo, y 1 Fajman, Kelly 214 Falaschetti, Jennifer 111, 223 Falasehetti, Penny 59, 214 Falusi, Kimberly Fanning, 109, 234 Fandrei, Danny 223 Fanning, Kim 106, 1 18, 199 Farinas, Edgar 214 Farkas, Bradley 113, 223 Farkas, Donna 93, 125, 199 Farkas, Lynn ny, 234 Faso. Kristen 33, 214 Featherly, Billy 199 Feeney, Michael 234 Feeney, Thomas 199 Feeney, Tim 16, 28, 191, 214 Fefferman, Sheri 109, 234 Fehring, Mark 223 Feldman, Dawn 143, 223 Ferber, Lisa 117, 214 Ferro, Jacob 109, 113, 120, 7, 223 Field Trip Club 120, 121 Fierek, Monica 105, 224 Fiiut, Greg 214 First National Bank 2ya Fischer, Marilyn 245 Fissinger, Christopher 169, 214 Fissinger, Mary 120, 234 Fitness Craze 178, 179 Fitt. Jim 214 Fitzgibbons, Carol 95, 199 Fleming, Brian 224 Flickinger, Lori 224, 249 Florczak, Jeff 234, 238 Florczak, Judy 214 Flynn, Mary 210, 198 Flynn, Susan 49. 113, 114, 120, 249, 199, 267 Football 126, 127, 128, 129 Foreit, Mark 15, 199, 259 Fort, Mr. Gene 80, 87, 242 Fortin, Steve 162, 224 Frotner, Mr. Don 14, 116, 117, 242 Fouts, Pat 24} Franc iskovich, Steven 224 Frank, Glenna 199 Frank, Maureen 120, 224 Franklin. Mr. Dave Franklin, Jonathon 113, 224 Frederick, John 113, 214 Freeman, Jefferson 130, 162, 214 Freeorses, Sue 245 Freshmen 232, 233, 234, 23% 236. 237, 238, 59 Fngo, Mark 87, 214 Frost, Jeffrey 120, 234, 261 Fulkerson, Todd 214 Fulkerson, Tyran 109, 234 Fuller, Tom 214 Fussell, Mr. Joe 128 Gadzala, Mendith 88, 234 Gaidor, Karen 224 Gainer, Tom 162, 163 Gajewski, Lisa 234 Garro, Robert 234 Garocy, David 234 Galory, Scott Galvin, Amy 78, 89, 95, no, 214 Galvin, Margret 93, 199 Gambctta, Chela 92, 143, 214 Gambetta. Micheal 199 Gamez, Cynthia Gardberg, Eric 224 Gardbcrg, Mitchell 234 Gardner, Gretchen 139, 161 Gardner, Richard 124, 234 Gary Surgical Supply Corp. 263 Garza, Danny 113, 214 Gauthier, Kim 96, 124, 14% 1)7, 214 Gedenan, Albert 4, 199 Gedmin. Deanne 92, 224 Gentr, Tammy 20 George, James 121, 199 George, Mary 113, 11% 224 George, Marybeth 13 Gerike, Thomas 162, 224 Gerlach, Carl 199 Gershman, David no, 113, 121, 18s 224 Gershman, Pa mala 199, 200 Gessler, Cary 126, 128, 199 Geyer. David 114, 115, 120, 224, 267 Ghosh, LiU 133, 224 Gunni, Brian 234 Gifford, Abbie 199 Gifford, Daniel 214, 234 Gifford, Dennis Gill, Daniela 99, 265 Gill, Sean 83, 84, 118, 199, 278 Gill, Tncu 234 Gellespie, Terry 74, 98, 99, 199 Girorgio, Jim 214 Giorgio. Robert 234 Giragios, Renee 234 Girls ' Basketball 148, 149, lyo, 151 Girls’ Cross Country 132. 133 Girls’ Golf 1 36, 1 37 Girls’ Softball 170, 171 Girls ' Swimming 140, 141, 142, 143 Girls’ Tennis 264, 165 Girls’ Timing Organization 125, 125 Girls’ Track 140, 160. 161 Gadtsh, David 162, 234 Glass, Amy 214 Glass. Christine 1 14 Glennon, Jeffery 234 Gloff, Christopher 234 Glowicki, Patricia 199 Gluth, Eric 184, 199, 234 Gluth, Randall Goebel, Tara 114, ny, 120, 224 Gold Rush a6y Goldberg, Amy 99, no, 113, 114, ny, 164, 224 Goldberg Engineering Inc And Construction Inc. 261 Goldberg. Stephen ly, 19, 130, 214 Golden, Suzanne y4, 214 Goldenberg. Amy 32, 96, in, 214 Goldenberg, Karolyn R., Attorney at Law 261 Goldwewski, Lisa 79, too, 224, 2yi Goldschmidt, Jeffry y4, 99 Goldschnikle, Lelie 24y Goldsmith, Mike 10, no, 224, 247 Golubiewski, Jill 16, 40, 164, 189, 214 Golubiewski, Mrs. Pat 71, 84 Gomez, Enc 34, 43, 100, 101, 108, 109, 214. 219 Gomez, Lee y4, yj, 214, 2y2 Gonzales, Lisa 4y, 104, 106, 124, 161 Gonzales, Michael 92, 123, i4y, 166, 224 Goode, Lon iy8, iy9, 214 Gootee, Randy 214 Gordon, Andrew no, in, 224, 247 Gordon, Jill 199, aoy Gordon, Steven 214 Gordon, Terri 99, 199 Gower, Kevin 199 Gozdecki, Michael 147, 166, 234 Graduation 46, 47 Graves, Mr. Jeff 87, 116, 117, 121 Gray, Joseph 224 Gregor. Brian 214 Gresham, Jeff 62, 93, 117, 121, 199 Griffith Travel 260 Grim, Elizabeth 92, 140, 143, 199 Grim. Stephen 114, 147, 224 Groff, Jennifer 1, 118, 199 Gronek, Gail 96, 214, 221, 2y8, 26y Gronek, Karen 20, 170, 234 Grossman, Joel 224 274 Index Grouner, Steve too, 101, 153 Greskovich, Greg 40, 234 Grskovich, Kevin 214 Grudzinski. Mark 3s 37, 96, 199, 278 Grudzinski. Randy 37, 9, 1-4, 234 Gruwald, Jay as 32, 92, 168, 214 Gualandi, Laura to), 214 Guerrero, Cindy 224 Gupta, Usha 16, 19, 59, no, no, 164, 224 Gurawitz, Susannah 43, 93, 9s 120, 199 Gurke, Tom 1 34, 135 Gustaitis, John 117, 121 Gustaitis, Michael 3s 103, 234 Gust at. David 224 Guzior, Amy 234 Gymnastics, is8, 159 Haas, Mr. Dennis 136, 1)7, 161 Haskett, Beth 4s 89, 92, 132, 161, 199, 2)1 Hackett, Susan is 94, 132, 33, 48, 131, 161, 241 Hahn, Andrew 63, n, 140, 130, 224 Haines, Martha 68 Haizlip, Bradley 118, 214 Hajduch, Drew 224, 234 Hajduch, Ray 234 Halas, Kristine 33, 92, 109, no, 12s 224, 228, 55 Hale, Steve 234 Haller, Mr. Ross 71, 84, 155 Halum, Raymond 199, 203, 264 Halum, Dr. R.G. Jr. 264 Hanas. Charles 26, 62. 214 Hanus, Chester 235 Hanas, Sean 62, 214 Hand, Karl 247 Hansen, Erik 234 Hansen, Heidi 201 Hansen, Lewis 15s 162, 224 Hansen, Patty 206 Hanus, Dianne 139, 149, 1 50, 234 Hanisin, Craig 224 Hanusin, Dan 198 Hanusin, Lisa 224 Harding. Joseph 234 Harding, Ronald 214 Harle, Holly 109, no, 214, 224, 271, 234, 236 Harle, Kelly is 34, 36, 42, 94, 109, no, 124. 223, 22s 238. 7 ' Harle, Wendy 89, 201, 271 Harley, Snyder Cop, Inc. 256 Harney, Marueen too, 164, 225 Harr, Marnyne is 95, 214 Harrison, James 30, 177, 190, 225 Harrison, Jennifer 94, 214, 164 Harrison. Ken 82, 117, 201 Hart. Bob 24, 30, 93, 96. 97. 99, 201 Hasiak, Beth 26 , Hastings, Mrs. Nancy 79, 92. 98 Haverstock, Mr. Art 70 Hawkins, Mres, DeEtta Hayden, John 53, 201 Hayden, Kelly 114, 12s 120, 12s 214, 253 Hecht, Michael 101, 118, 214 Hegewisch Records and Tapes 267 Helen Of Munster 269 Helms, Ann 39, 93, 100, 101, 201 Hembling, Wendy 57, 179, 188. 214 Hemingway, Larry 14, 2s 93. ' 7. ' 8. ' 9. ' 54. ' 55. ' 7 . ' 75. ' 75. 19 6 . ° ' Hemingway, Sandra 139, 234 Hemingway, William 29, 38, 101, 128, 15s 225 Hensley, Amelia 93, 19s 201 Herakovich, Darcy 92, 99, 147, 170 Hernandez, Lisa 214 Hertz Rent-A-Car 266 Hess, Susan 31, 94, no, 22s 270 Hever, William 162, 214, 272 Hibler, John 92, 134, 156, 157, 162, 2 2} Higgins. Ann 26, 43, 93, 109, no. 113, 201 Higgins, John 93, 101, 214 Higgins, Shelia 18, 9s 110, 225 Highland Lumber and Supply Inc. 262 Hill, Christine Hinds, Mike 234 Hirsch, Matt 66 Hirsch, Tracy 201, 20s 259 Hi-Tech Carpet Specialists 261 Hntle, Kimberly 76, 93, 201 Hntle, Patricia 92, 139, 161, 225 Hoch, Chris 100, 101, 201 Hoch, John 38, 39, 225 Hoch, Maryjo in, 234 Hoekema, Robbie 201 Hoeiseth. Mark 210 Holland. Julie 234 Holler, David 214 Holler, Dianna 213, 220, 235 Hollingsworth, Mary 103, 118, 191, 201, 235 Hollingworth, Menle Hollis, Daniel 133, 235 Holmberg, Mr. Richard 38, 100 Holtan, Sara 235 Homecoming 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 Honors 92, 29 Hooueueen. Andre 235 Hooie. Robert 201 Hoolehan, Phil Hope, Christine 161, 225 Hope, Daniel Horvat, Joan 34, 63, 93, 103, 191, 213 Horvat, Mrs. Maria Hosey, Pamela 214 Houser, Greg 128, 223 Howerton, Sherri 214 Hoyle, Patrick 233 Huckaby, Brett 83, 102, 223 Hunt, Mr. Dick 148, 130 Hurubean, Leslie 30, 214 Hutchings, Thomas 223 Hybiak, Kim 106, 214 Iatrides, John 233 Ignas, Chris 130, 131, 214 Impact Travel Service 232 Ingles, Lisa 223 Ingram, Kim 83, 214 Ingram, Michelle 233 Innerview 36, 37 Inside Sports 184, 183, 186, 187 Intelligent Software 268 Intramurals 176, 177 Irk, Jonathon 4, 44, 100, 128, 214, 261 Irk, Michael 101, 128, 223, 230 Irv Lang Insurance Agency, Inc. 263 Iwachiw, Jerry 233 Jablon, Erica 223 Jaccczko, Paul Jacezcko, John Jackson, John 213 Jacobo, Dr. M.J. 237, Jacobo, Melissa 13, 164, 163, 184, 223 Jacobo, Michelle 3, 23, 32. 99, 123, 216, 237 Jacobs, Lila 120, 233 Jain, Anil 114, 233 Jain, Veena 233 Jancosek, Cheryl 216 Jancosek, Gayle 223 Jannott, Jill 123, 140, 143, 216 Jansen, Dana 223 Jansen, Kristin 233 Janusonis, Laura 92, 164, 163, 216 Jarczyk, Laura 201 Jarrett. Blake 223 Jarrell. Lon 117, 170, 171, 201 Jasinski, Jill 41, 201 Jeans America 268 Jeeninga, Wendy 223 Jemenko, Deanna Jen, Anne Mane 114, 223 Jeneske, Michelle 99 Jeneske, Patrick 166, 167, 233 Jepsen, Mr. John 128, 146, 147, 243 Jepsen, Jon 216 Jerich, Jodi 37, 91, 93, 100, 109, 179, 216 Jewett, Shelly 80, 216, 238 Joe Hirsch 267 John Hodson 230 Johns, Knsten 233 John’s Pizzeria 239 Johnson, Andrew 147, 233 Johnson, Mrs. Barbara 83, 243 Johnson, Brian Johnson, Christine 37, 92, 94, 136, 137, 216 Johnson, Darren 103, 233 Johnson, Mrs. Dons 124, 243 Johnson, Jennifer 233 Johnson, Julie 92. 201 Johnson, Kimberly 223 Johnson, Mark 128, 223 Johnson, Michelle 161, 223 Johnson, Missy 93, 1 10, 233 Jones, Bonnie 233 Jones, Fred 232 Jones, Kelly 123 Jones, Michele 38, 123 Jones, Steven 147, 233 Joseph. Mrs. Cheryl 243 Jostes, Tncia 216 Juniors 212, 213, 214, 213, 216, 217, 218, 219, 220, 221 Jurgenson, Curtis 30, 102, 189, 249 Kadish, Ms. Jean IGcgtbein, Dan 233 Kaegebein, Jeff 121, 216 Kaegebein, Rebecca 216 Kain, Greg 121, 216 Kalnins, Inese 233 Kalnins, Mara 216 Kambiss, Scott 100, 101, ill, 193, 198, 201, 242 Kamradt, Janet 201 Kane, Joanna 243 Kanic, David 162, 234, 233 Kapers, Kathleen 233 Kapers, Scott 201 Kapp, Jeffrey 128, 134, 133, 172, 173, 174, 223 Kapp, Mary 201 Kardaris, Georgia 216 Karr, Penelope 88, 164, 233 Karras. Damon 128, 223 Karras, Eve 94, 233 Karras, Louis 201, 239 Karras, Tom 223 Karulski, Brian 128, 162, 201 Karras, Lance 181, 233 K aster, Joseph 166, 167, 201 Katona. David 201 Katns, Barbera Katz, Jessica 114, 120, 223 Kazmer. Scott 216 Keckich, Dana 66, 202 Keen, Kristen 223 Ke ilman, Chari 216 Kellams, Brian 202 Kellams, Dennis Kellams, Kristen 34 Kellams, Melissa 233 Kellecher, Kristy 216 Keller, Karen 263 Ken Weldon State Farm Insurance 261 Kender, David ioi, 133, 223 Kinnedy, Kimberly 216, 221 Kemaghan, Mr. Don 76 Keyes, Kathryn 223 Kieft, Joell 223 Kieft, Julianne 202, 278 Kiel, Mr. Martin 241 Kieltyka, Tom 233 Kiernan, Joan 138, 139, 216, 231, 236 Kijurna, Natalie 106, 233 Kim, Caroline 33, 109, 114, 216 Kincaid, Christine 223, 164 King, Mr. Jack 133, 168 Kisel, Janice 223 Kisel, Jim 128, 179, 202 Kiser, Sharon 216 Kish. Debbie 100, 216, 273 Kish, Robert 38, 39, 101, 226, 269 Kiang, Stefan 130, 131, 133, 216 Klawitter, Janice 9, 30, 33, 93. 216 Kloeckner, Michael 233 Knight. Lisa 216 Knight, Mike 12, 126, 128, 129, 202 Knish, Mr. Dave 133, 133, 196 Knutson, Mike 9, 202 Knutson, Pat 202, 210 Kobe, Jeffrey 233 Kobus, Lori 93, 100, 109, 1 10, 226 Kocal, Kimberly 32, 92, 93, 143, 216 Kocal, Scott 233 Kocal, Thoedore 226 Koch, Laura 216 Koettentz, Mike 202 Kogler, John 226 Kolisz, Ricky 226 Komyatte, Kristin , 41, 92, no, 124, 138, 139, 226 Koo, Cannon 216 Koo, Jenny 123, 233 Kopas, Jenny 99, 216 Kopenec, Cynthia 34, 100, 113, 114, 120, 226 Korellis, Jackie 99, 216 Korellis, Dr. James 260 Kortenhoven, Christie 93, 114, 233 Korycki, Denise 226 Kotfer, Ron 262 Kott, Marcelle 216 Kottaras, Mary 49, 216, 236 Kovacich, Dune 33, 216 Kounelis, George 216 Kozak, Mania 233 Krajmk, Michelle 73, no, ill, 121, 226 Kralj, Goran 133, 233 Krawczyk, James 6, 93, 100, 101, 109, 121, 202 Krevitz, Aron 38 38, 233 Kritzer, James 216 Krumrei, Carl 128, 216 Kucer, Jeff 216 Kudele, Laurie 41, 138, 226 Kudele. Tom 128, 129. 202, 210 Kulas, Sally 243 Kumiega, Richard 147, 233 Kurz, Kevin 31, 133, 133, 216 Kusek, Dawn 36, 93, 93, 99, 202 Kushnak, Brian n, 76, 132, 133, 153, 173, 196, 202 Kusiak, Anthony 62, 100, 101, 202 Kuusio, Vesa 121, 202 Kwasny, Karen 202, 209 L M Jewelers 238 Labeots, Patncu 161, 226 Labitan, Cathy M. 94. 109. 233, 280 Labitan, Cesar C. 260 Labowitz, Abigail 91, 93, 100, 101, 114, 202 Lake Professional Pharmacy 266 Lamantia, Nancy M. 233 Lambert, Andy 128, 216 Lambert, Rosalyn 139, 130, 161, 236 Lamott, Amy 16, 137, 226 Landay, Richard 134, 162, 226 Landsly, Karyn R. 193, 202 Lane, Shaun E. Lang, Marcu A. 20. 216 Lang, Mr. Paul 240 Lang, Thomas 147, 226 Langenberg, Robin L. 236 Langendorff, Peter 22, 226 Linger, Christopher F. 202 Langford, Sandra L. 16, 94, 216 Language Clubs 112, 113, 114, 113 Lanman, David M. 216 Lantz, Penelope 226 LaRcau, Mr. Paul 1 1 3 Laroche, Chris A. 44, 202, 206 Larson, Kevin I. 102, 202 Larson, Renee M. 74, 202 Lasky, Kevin 128, 226 Lawson, Kora 28, 226 Lawson. Melissa L. 216, 236 Lawson. Wendy S. 236 Layer, Lisa 39, 93, 123, 226, 230 Leask, Thomas P. 216, 238 Lee as, Catherine 202 Lee. Darin E. 236 Lee, Dawn 226 Lee, Edmond 216 Lee, Michael 128, 216 Leeney, Kathleen M. 202 Lccney, Michael 118, 216 Lem, Mr. Darryl R. 266 Lem, Holly M. 93, 98, 99, 202 Lemon. Ms. Linda 34, 36, 92, 108 Lennertz, Amy M. 13, 202, 233 Lcnnertz, Christopher 177, 189, 202 Lennertz, Kimberly 226 Leonard, JoEllen 226 Lerner, David F. 202 Lesko, Robert E. 103, 113, 121, 236, 238 Lesnuk. Rachel A. 73, 216 Levan, James A 147, 216 Levan, Michael A. 236 Levin, David 226 Levin, Dr. Lee 262 Lewellcn. Julie 236 Lewis, Mr, Kent 3, 119, 243 Lukopoulos, Eugenu J. 236 Lukopoulos, Maru 216 Libek, Paul 243 Liddle, Lora A. 124, 196, 202 Lieser, Jack C. 40, 92, 128, 202, 203. 239 Lieser, Laurie J. 109, 236 Lighter Academics 74, 73, 76, 77, 78, 79 Lindell, Roslyn M. 1 18, 1 19, 203 Little, Kerry 123, 226 Livavitch, Mr. Mike 240 Lively. Ronald 226 Livermore, Christine Livingston, Karen L. 88, 232, 236 Lobonc, Thomas 66. 183, 216 Lona, Mane A. 38, 203 Loomis, Richard A. 216 Lorenz, Brian K. 236 Lorenz, Scott M. 8, 203 Lorenzen, Timothy 69, 236 Lorenzi. Gregory Lorenzi. Mark E. 203, 203 Loudermilk, Lon A. 203 Louder milk, Robin 226 Lucko. Scott 244 Luksich, Eric 216 Luksich, Jennifer M. 14, 130, 232, 234, 236, 237 Lums Restaumat 236 Lusk, Laura A. 203. 271 Lusk, Timothy M. 236 Lutz, Leslie J. 93 Lutz, Lisa N. 99, 216 Lyudkovsky, Dennis 236 Maas, Andrew G. 216 Macenski. Mark R. Mager, Kelly 226 Megrames, Deborah C. 216 Magrames, Susan E. 203 Mahala, Kenneth 128, 226 Malinski, David F. 128, 203 Malinski, Miss Paula 141, 142, 143, 178, 182, 243 Maloney, Timothy R. 81, 102, 216 Managers 182, 183 Maniotes, Sam A. 236 Mann, Kevin R. 92, 128, 168, 169, 216 Manous, Georgu J. 71, 92, 143, 20, 203 Manous, Perry L. 86, 92, 128, 129, 174, 173, 179, 216 Mansur to, Andrew F. 168 Mansueto. Lisa 139, 130, 170, 226 Manzano, Paul 226 Marchand, Todd G. 236 Marcinek, Lynne M. 136, 137, 192, 203 Maria ' s Hallmark Mirko 168 Markovich, Catherine 226 Markovich, Karen A. 93, 93, 123, 203 Markovi .h, Ruth 243 Maroc, Bradley S. Marsh, Mr. Leroy 12, 23, 126, 127, 128 Marshak, Mr. John 8, 240 Maruszczak Piano and Organ 269 Masepohl, Holly 286 Michelle, Mason 143, 226 Mason, Roseanne M. 92, 1 17, 140, 141, 142, 143, 203 Matasovsky, Dale E. 176 Master hern, Dave 114 Mateja, Jill M. 161, 236 Matcja, Timothy S. Math Club 116, 117 Mattews, Eric D. Matthews, Michelle S. Matthews, Raquel 104, 120, 236 May, Carole May. Marcia C. 104 Mazur, Julie A. 206 Mazur, Jennifer 226 McCain, David 1 10, 226 McCloskey, Mrs. Gerda 242 McCormack, Erin 227 McCormick, Kathy 243 McCormick, Steve R. 236 McCreicht, Mrs. Elena 68, 243 McCune, Eugene 227 McCune, Kristina 118, 203 McDonald, Mr. John 83, 84, 83, 219 McDonough, Debra 227 McGee, Mr. Jay 34. 121, 134, 13s 162. 163, 243, 44 McGregor, Scott P. 38, 1 14 McKinney, Collin G. 62, 80, 227 McKinney, Lisa M. 203 Me Lough I in, Christopher McLoughlin, Todd 66, 69, 74, 203 McMahon, David W. 236 McMahon, Elaine 236 McNair, Thad R. 93, 99, 109, 227 McNurlan, Jeff A. 200 McQuade, Laura M. 1 14 McSh lane’s 249 Meagher, Amy L. 106 Mean, Kelly S. 203 Meca, Engineering 270 Medlin, Dawn Medlin, Katherine 227 Megremis, Georgia 143 Mcgremis, Spiro J. 136, 227 Mehu, Sanjay Meier, Nick J. 100 Melby, Barbara E. 114, 120, 203 Melby, Robert 100, 101, 114, 118, 123, 136, 203 Mellon, Mary E. 227 Melvin. Jeff T. Mendoza, Mark G. Mercantile National Bank 234 Merrick, Champ T. 144, 147, 227 Merritt, Randy E. Merritt. Tammy L. Merritt, Tim E. Mesterharm, Dean 236 Metz. Chnstine L. Metz, Sharon 102, 103, 114 Meyer Brothers Lawn Care and Landscaping Meyer, Dawn 96 Meyer, Mrs. Helga 113, 243 Meyer, Michael A. 38, 39, 40, 61, 92, 100, 101, 126, 127, 128. 129, 183, 192. 203, 203. 239 Meyers, Music M. 227 Meyers, Tina M. 120, 236 Mibeck, John 240 Michaels. Dawn T. n, 20, 100, 101, 203 Michaels, Melissa 227 Michel. Susan C. Mickel, William G. 102, 227 Mickow, Marvin J. 236 Micrut, Don E. 133, 236 Mid- America Mailers 271 Miga, Jennifer M. 123, 227 Miga, Kristin F. 106 Mikrut, Steven Milan, Lynn M. 94, 113, 114 Military, Michele M. Miller, Andrew B. 183, 227 Miller, Ann L. 99, 138, 139, 271 Miller, Mr. Chns 83 Miller, Leonard V. 96, 97, 203 Miller, Michael Miller, Sally S. 92, 123, 143 Milne. Timothy J. 227 Mintier, Teresa A. 227 Mmtz, Andrew 43, 34, 62. 93. 97, 1 14. 200, 203 Mintz, Gary S. 89. 109, no, 114, 227 Miscellaneous 62, 63 Misch, Jarret A. 166, 227 Much, Jim 147, 188, 227 Misch, John M. 2423 Mitchell, Lisa K. 20, 22, 26, 63, 93, 96, 100 Mitrakis, Andrew B. Mitralus, Patncu 236 Moehl. Mary Lynn 61, 149, 130. 227 Mohiuddin, Ilyas H. Monak, Dune L. 40, 139, 227 Montes, Lisa R. 86, 203. 248 Moore, Gregory L. 227 Moore, Michelle 236 Morford, Darin 1 18 Morgan, Maureen M. 62, 92, 93, 93, 1, 123, 138, 139, 148, 130, 161, 203 Morgan, Margret R. 114, 120, 123 Morning Life 31 Moms, Donald R. Morrow, Bryan Moser. Jennifer L. 43, 94, 178, 236 Moser. Melissa A. 92, 1 14, 161, 227 Moser’s Piazzeria and Pub 263 Moskovitz, Michele E. 37, 110, 227, 164 Mott. Christine L. 266 Mudd, Mrs. Dune Mueller. Tammy J. 37, 83, 227 Mueller, Timothy J. 84, 1 18 Muller, Ronald A. 176 Munster Booster Club 230 Munster Lumber Division 263 Munster Meat and Sausage Market 23, 238 Munster Optical 263 Muntean. Thomas J. 236 Murad, Sherrill A. 31, 44, 100 Murillo, Roland 130, 131, 266 Musical 38, 39 Musk in. Stacy A. 140, 143, 236 Musselman. Mr. Ed 130, 167, 243 Mustang Moms 124, 123 Muta. Jennifer A. 1 14, 227 Mybeck. John 1 28. 227 Myer, Mary E. 93, 130, 236, 170 Myers, Stephen My Time 16, 17 Index 275 Nagl. Robert Nakamura. Takashi 218, 71 Nakamura. Yoko 10a, 109. 113 Natale, Lisa Nelson. Amy y 2 , 148, 149, iy . tyt, aoo Nelson. Julie 21, 8}. 218 Nelson. Mark 243 Newton. Bnana 12% 161, 252, 254, 257 Nightlife 28. 29 Niks . Mr Mike 79, 148. 149. iy , 17% 17% ' 80 . M7. 4i Nimmer. Donald 218 NisiewK2, George 218 Noel. Morgan 102. 257 Norman, Kelly 17, 192, 237 Norman. Richard Novak. Charles 109. 1 10. 162. 227 Novak, Michelle 28, 51, 92, 101. 143, 217, 218 Nowacki, Vicki 1 18 Nowak. Christina 88, 237 Nowak. Leonard 63, 128, 227 Oberc, Steven 79, 10% 120, 130, 227 Oberlander, David no, 1 1 1, 130, 227 Oberlander, Mark 93, no, 113, 130 Obuch. Catherine 227 Obuch, Valerie Ochstein, Dr. Abraham J. 255 Orhstein. Adam 18, 130, 162, 237 Ochstein. Tammy 98, 218. 262 O ' Donnell. Deborah 39, 4, 92, 96. 124. 139. 181 Office Education Association 118, 119 Oi, Linda 1 14, 227 Oi. Sandra 1 14, 237 Olah, Richard 218 Olmos, Yvette 237 Olson. Amy 143, 227 Oreich. Janet 227 Osgerby, Ginger 228 Osinski, Kenneth 237 Osterman, Robert toa, 104, 253 Ostopowicz. Don 102, 103 Ostroowski. Jacqueline 30, 67, 71, 218 Ostrowski. John 228 O’Sullivan. Brian 237 Outerview 4, yy Outside Sprots 188, 189, 190, 191 Owen. John 44. too. 128, 162, 218 Pack. Kelli 207 Page. Suzanne 94. 218, 219 Pajor. Carolyn 140. 237 Palmer, James 1% 62. 162, 228 Palmer, Kimberly 139, 228 Pamintuan. Sean 1 16, 237 Panarcs, Brenna 109, 228 Pankey, Chns 237 Panot, Athena 109, 237 Panousis. Gus 207 Paragon 98. 99 Pardell, Julunne 4, 92, 133. 228 Pans, Angela yj, 67, 228 Pans, Steven P. 88, 92, 128, 152, yy, 184, 218 Passalacqua, Robert 68, 108, 207 Passales, Michael 218 Pastar. John Patel. Ntshith 237 Patel. Tushar 10% 110, 2 28 Paulson. Amy 1 10. 164, 237 Pavelka, Elizabeth 29. 9% 218, 221 Pavelka. Jeffrey 1% 128, 228 Pavicevsch, Milos 88. 228 Pawh. Carolyn 218 Pavsch. William 228 PavlovK. Martin 66, 69, 207 Pavlovich, Lisa 218 Pavol, Sheila 9% 107, no, 114, 11% 228 Payne, Barbara L. 143, i6t, 237 Payne, Curt H. 118, 218 Paz. Harold 228 Pazera. Brian 218 Pazera. Mrs. Pam 243 Pec her. Christine 16, 40, 228 Pen-Mar Visual Communications 249 People’s Choice 60, 61 People Division 192, 193 Pestikas, Jenine 237 Peters. Timothy 40. 128, 207, 259 Peterson, Jonathan 93, 1 16, 207 Peterson, Scott 228 PetrashevKh. Sandra 218 Petrovich, Andrea 14, 27, 124. 158. 149, 228, 232 Pfister, Karen 26, 94, 1 39, 207 Pfister, Kurt 118, 218, 221 Phase I 248 Phillips, Brian 237 Pierce, Angela 228 Pietrzak, Jerry 228 Pietrzak, Sherri 93, 207 Pinnamancm. Susmitha 207 Pirates of Penzance 38. 39 Pi kula, Gary 237 Piskuta. Robert 207 Pitts. Christopher 207 Pitts, Michelle 21% 218 Plantiga, Michelle 9% ty , 164, 237 Plaskrtt, Daniel 128. 207 Pleasant View Dairy 251 Plesha, Kim 118, 119, 207 Pluard, Karen 207 Plugged-In Generation 86. 87 Polis. Deborah 218 Polite, Blase 1 10, 232, 237 Pollmgue, George 243 Pool, Cheryl 114. i2 Pool, Michelle 207 Pool, Rhonda 109, ia% 228, 232, 234, 237 Porter, Daniel 147, 237 Potasnik, Jay 27, 232, 237 Potasnik, Patricia 207 Powell, Eric 128, 228 Powley, Mary Beth 207 Premetz, Mrs. Patricia 170, 171, 181, 243 Preslin, Steven Chris Pressure of Try-outs 180, 181 Preston. Dr. John 240, 241 Prieboy. Robert 156, 157, 207 Proudfoot, Matthew 13, 103, 121, 218 Prom 4J, 4j, 44. 44 Przybyl, Shannyn 77, 228 Przybyla, Kathleen 1 1 3, 207, 26} Przybysz, Teresa 114, 120, 218 Psaros, Greg 218 Pudlo, Dianna 237 Pudlo, Jeanne Pudlo, Raymond 218 Puls. Christopher 218 Pup«l!o, Jerome 12 1, 156, 157, 228 Pumick, Jeffery 237 Qualkinbush, Kimberly 207 Quasney, Jeffrey 3, 93, 1 16, 207 Quasney, Jodi 120, 237 Quasney, Marci 228 Ra|kowski, Robert 237 Rakos, Amy 43, 93, 120, 19% 207 Rakos, Paul 94, 228 Ramirez, Barbara 119, 218 Rau, Edward 1 17, 173, 174, 207 Rau. Pat 237 Reck. David 228 Reddel, James 237 Reddel, Susan 1% 41, to 7. 266 Redlarczyk, Mrs. Carolyn Reed, Kenneth 144, 218, 249 Reed, Ronald 96, 15% 228 Refflcin, Richard G. 263 Regrlman, Martha 104, 207 Regeski, Grraiynn 96, 207 Reister, Kenneth 10% 218 Renfroe, Dana 228 Resetar, Bill 9, 96, 207 Reverse Roles 82, 83 Ribordy Drugs tyo Richards, Tracy 228, 258 Rich wine, Cynthia 228 Richwine, Jennifer 101, 164, 219 Ricco ' s Pizza 267 Riebe. Bill 6, 154. 15% 207 Riebe, Michelle 9% 228, 170 Riemerts, Amy 100, 101, 204, 207 Rigg. Jill 228, 2 8 Rippey, Margaret 7% 219 Risden, Tim 219 Robbins, Brett 22, 27, 70, 134, 13% 162. 163, 219 Robbins, Mern 237 Robbins, Michelle 219 Robbins, Scott 52. 66, 93, 99, 207 Roberts, Hart Robertson, Mr. Ed 128, 243 Robinson, Renee 109, 237 Robinson, Wendy 219, 242 Rogan Granite Industries 268 Rogan, Timothy 18% 219. 268 Rogers, Chuck 118. 207 Roh, Cindy 109, 237 Roh, Steven 219 Romar, Shari 58, 99, 114, 120, 219, 272 Romberg, Dawn 245 Roper. Michelle 207, 278 Roper. Mike 228 Rosales, Nureya 219 Rosario, Neil no, lit, 130, 237, 238 Rose, Kevin 238 Rosenfeldt, Virginia Ross, Nicholas 238 Rossa, David 228 Rossa, Dennis 238 Rossa. Lettia 24} Rosser, Julie Rosser, Peter 207 Rossin, Bridget! 99 Rothe, Dana 219 Rouse, Jennifer 219, 242 Rovai, Dawn 228 Rovai, Mrs. Mary Ann 243 Rovai, Nick 15% 196, 207 Rovai, Robert 92, 128, 154, 219 Rozmanich, David 219 Rubino. Julie 99, 110, 114, 120, 219 Rudloff. Bryan Rueth, Rachel 104, 160, 219, 261 Russell, Mr David 243 Rzonca, Michael 128, 129, 163, 219 Sabina, Laura 139, 148, iy , 170 Safran, Julie A. 26 Sahu, Pilip 238 Saklaczynski, Michele 114, 120, 12% 220 Saks. Paula 238 Salzman, Stephanie 1 14. 228, 229 Samels, Jeffrey 228, 229 Same Is, Jill 208 Sanders, David 61. 84, 128, 229 Sanek, Laurence 229 Sannito, Chris yj, 121, 229 Santucci, Patricia 114, 161, 238 Schaffner, Beth 208 Schatfenberg, Juliann 238 Schatz, Randi 99, 220 Scheffer, Mrs. Linda 8 2, 83, 124 Scheive, Frank 238 Scheive, Phyllis 229 Scheuermann, Chrisun 208 Schmidt, Elaine 9, 120, 238 Schnabel, Mrs. Cynthia 10% 243 Schoenberg, Steve 4, 186, 220 Scholl, Mary 20, 208 Schoop Hamburgers 265 Schreiner, James 220 Schreiner, Mr. Paul 66, 79, 243, 262 Schroer, Timothy 130, iy% 238 Schwartz, Margo 1 10, 229 Schweitzer, Laura 229 Scott, Cameron 229 Scott, Christopher 118, 220 Scott, Susan 229 Scuba Club 120, 121 Sears, William 229 Se bring, Emily 204. 208, 209 Seehausen, Cynthia 220 See hausen, Shem 208 Sekhar, Giri 238 Sekhar, Sashi 1 14, 1 16, 220 Seliger. Kristi 238 Seniors 194. 19% 196, 197. 198, 199, 200, 201, 202, 203, 204, 20% 206, 207, 208. 209, 210, 211 Serious Academics 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71 Serletic, Laura 124, 12% 229 Serrano, Michael Seward, Mitchell 238 Service Personnel 245 Sfura, Richard 238 Shaver, Christopher 162, 238 Shaw. Sally 93. 9% 109, 113, 114, 120, 137. 208 Sheehy, Katie 12% 229 Sheeman, Brian 238 Shegich, Christopher 229 Sherman. Andrew 3% 69, 10% 162, 238 Sherman, Holly 99, 107, no, 220 Shimala. David 220 Shinkan, Mr. Bob 73, 243 Shoemaker, Charles 62, 64. 94. 101, 113, 128, 229 Shoup, Rachel 67, 1 16, 229 Shutan, Gary 62. 15% 228, 229 Shutan, Gregg 15% 229, 230 Sia velis, Mary 220 Sickles, Jayme 220 Sideris, Spiro 229 Sidor. Anita 20, 28, 29, IOI, 138, 139, 170, 220 Sikorski, Richard Sikorski, Stephanie 220 Sikorski, William 229 Simko. Gndy 139, 170, 238 Simko, Mike 229 Simmons, Kip iy% 238 Sims, Kathryn toy, 114, 161, 238 Sipple, Patrick 120, 1 2 1, 229 Sirounis, Dan 208 Siska, Laura 139, 238 Sizzler 248 Skertich, Kim 208 Skurka, Karen 9% 109, no, 114, 270, 272, 12% 229 Slather, Beth Slathar, Laurie 229 Slattery’s Health Appliance Center 266 Slivka, John 1 28, 229 Slonaker, Harvey 88, 109, 1 to, 208 Slonaker, Mark 238 Slosser, Billy 103, 238 Smick. James 120, 229 Smiley, Michael 229 Smisek, Lisa 229 Smith, Mr. Al 68 Smith, Colleen 143, 238 Smith, George 238 Smith, Melane 100. 229 Smith, Tamara 229 Smith, Tammy 109, 114, 1%), 208 Smogolecki. Mary 220 Smyth. Mike Snow, Jim 14, 84, 1 18, 208 Snow, Liz i 18, 208, 266 Soap Opera 32, 33 Soccer 168, 169 Soderqutst, Deborah 229 Sohrbeck, Michelle 238 Solan, Joseph 229 Soltis, Daniel 153, 154, 15% 220 Soltis, Sheryl iyi, 229 Somenzi, Cathy 92, 143, 220 Sonner, Gary 220 Sophomores 222, 223, 224, tty 226, 227, 228, 229, 230, 231 Sorak, Daniel 162, 220 Sorak, Lilian 229 Spangler, Mr. Dennis 160 Speech and Debate no, in Spicer, Michelle 61 Spinosa, Doreen 208 Spitzer, Mr. David 9% 243 Spoemer, Alan 220 Sports Division 122, 123 Spring Play ;6. j 7 Spudville, Joe 208 Sri, Ted 238 Stafford, Paul Stavros, Troy 109, 238 Steffy, Richard 116, 121, 208 Steiner, David 186, 220, 271 Stem, Avraham 4% 92, 93, 96, 97, 102, 103, 116, 121. 208 Stern, Elana 120, 238 Stem, Michael 1 6, 229 Stevens, Danielle 230 Stevens, Nancy 220 Stevens, Tara 208 Stewart, Sherra 107, 208 Sticky Situations y8, yq Stiglich, Nick 230 St. Leger, Valerie 230, 164 Stodoia, Michael 92, 128, 204, 208, 266 Stojakovic, Jelena 1 14, 208 Stojkovich, Helen 230 Stone, Mr. Jim Stone, Rick 230 Stoner, Floyd iy8, 230 Strachan, Ian 238 Strain, Carl 128, 208 Strange. Debbie 220 Strange, Dina 238 Strick, Steven 238 Strudaus, Jeanne 40, 51, 9, 230 Struss, Cathy 140, 143, 238 Struss. Nick 14% 147, 220 Student Government 94, qy Student Life Division 6, 7 Studying in the Buddy System 88. 89 Sublet! , Kathy 18. 51, 6, 92, 137, 220 Such, Peter 69 Surufka, Mark 230 Summers, Karen Suter, Leanne 8% 139, 170, 171, 238 Swart, Wayne 230 Sweeney, Lynn 230 Szakacs, Laura 71, 92, 141, 142, 170, 143, 220 Szakacz. Paul 15% 238 Szala, David 220 Tafel. Gwendloyn P. 220 Tafel. Mary Beth 2% too, 230, 164 Taillon, Ed 230 Takles, Angela 114, 230 Takles, Deno 8, 1 14, 1 1% 220 Tangerman, Troy 230 Tavern, Mr. Leonard 239 Ta vitas, Adam 238 Tavitas, Laura A. 208 Taube, Amelir 100, 101, 113, 11% 208 Taylor, Tad M. 62, 134, 162, 220 Teacher’s Habits 84, 8} Teacher’s Time 20, 21 Tennant, Mr. John 241 Terranova. Robert 170, 180, 190, 220 Tester, Dan Tharp, Dan 128, 192, 230 Their Time-Parents 18. 19 Thill, Chnsty M. 109, 114, 12% 238 Thomas, Amy J. 99, 121, 220, a 8 Thomas, Mr. James 244 Thomas, Lisa M. 143, 238 Thomason, Missy 58, 230 Thompson, Julie A. 6, 93, 109, 208, 278 Thompson, Lorye J. 208 Thompson, Rebecca 93, 113, 208 Thomson, l.ynnette 230 Thornton, Miss Carmi 92, 138, 164, 165 Titles 269 Tippett, Mrs. Marlis Tobias, Scott 238 Tobin, John G. 191, 220 Tobin, Patty 230 Tosiou, Alex S. 220 Travis, Matthew 92, 128, 220 Trembley, Matthew D. 208 Trgovchich, JoAnne 220 Trikich. Danny 208 Trills, Kevin M. 15% 238 T rills, Lisa M. 1% 92, 93, 9% 124, 124, 196, 198, 211 Trippel, Fred 230 Trippel, Nancy C. 93, 100, 101, 109, 120, 211 Trippel, Rosanne 9% 113, 120, 238 Trost. Bernadette 238 Tsakopoulos, Angelo 220 Tsakopoulos, Angie 103, 239 Tsakopoulos, Dina 220 Tsakopoulos. Georgia 211 Tsakopoulos, Mary 118, 211 Tsirtsis, George 239 Tsoutsouris, Mrs. Charlene 73, 244 Tyrrell, Bradley S. 90, 93, 146, 220 Ullman, Mr. Don Underwood, Dr. Wallace 239 Uram, Daie 230 Uram, Jennifer 211 Urban, David Ben 239 Urbanski, David W. 92, 128, 220 Vale. Suzette R. 106, 220 Vance. Wendy C. 30, 18% 220 Varvderhoek, Michelle 83, 230 Vanes, Vanessa 114, 120, 211, 249 VanOrman, Wade 10% 109, 230 VanSenus Auto Parts 270 VanSenus, Jim F. 93, 144, 147, 211 VanSenus, Lori 92, 9% 109, 228, 230, 267, 272 VanZyl, Dorothy 244 Vargo, Debbie L. 21 1 Variety Show 34, 35 Vasquez, Mike A. 220 Velasquez, Michael A. 103, 239 VerPloeg, Mark 230 Vielleu, Brigette 4% 124, 228, 230 Vlasich. Nick C. 86, 1 18. 220 Vogt, Chris 117, 121, 239 Volk. Jeff S. 3, 39, 128, iy6, 157, 220 Volleyball 138, 139 Vranesevich, Tony 230 Vranich, Mark S. 40, 220 Vrehas, Mrs. Irene 244 Vrlik, Cindy M. 220 Wachel, Deanne N. 9% 99, 114, 12% 170, 220 Wadsworth, Aaron 231 Waisnora, Paul 183, 220 Walczak, Kenneth J. 98, 99, 220, 278 Walker, Aleen M. 52, 2 o Walker, Damon E. 211 Walker, Joesph H. 195, 211 Walker, Kimberly A. 92, 12% 143, 22, 220 Walker, Mike B. Wall. Darla 231 Walsh. Todd 231 Wampler, Michelle 231 Ward. Chislaine M. 239 Ware, Chris 109, 239 Ware, Melody K. Ware, Ron 211 WaSilak, Stephanie 114, 230 Watson, Don R. Watson, Michael E. 38, 101, 128, 220 Watson, Patricia M. 137, 21 1, 262 Webb, Mrs. Alyce 244 Webber, David J. 239 Webber, Mike P. 86. 211 Wein, Paul 231 Weisner, Sherry 83. 231 Weiss, Mrs. Jody 87, 186, 244, 280 Weiss, Mrs. Marsha 244 Welch, Brian L. 4% 164, 211 Welcome World Travel Agency 267 Welsh, Laura yj, 239 Wendall, Mr. Robert Wenner, Allison R. 220, 256 Weinner, Deborah M. 200, 211 Westerfield, Mark H. 118, 128, 211 276 Index Westerfield, Mile A. 20, 211 Wejterhoff, Susan a 20 Wheal . Pam 239 Whit , Adam 8}, 230 Whit . Christine R. 239 White. David C. 19, too. 101, 220 Whitely, Mrs. Ann 71, 244 Whitely, Mr. Tom 137, 244 Whitlow, Andrea 161, 231 Whitmer, Tom 231 Whitted, Tom J. 82, 146. 147, 203 Wicinski. Jackie 220 Wic inski, Julie 239 Wiley, Kimberly D. 75, 1 18, 220 Wilke, Friu 239 Wilkinson, Brian E. 92, 93, 182, 211 Williams, Ken 231 Williams ' s Standard 26 Williams, Todd C. 220 Wilson, Carla R. 239 Wilson, Danny 239 Wilson, Fmk L 239 Wilson. Michelle 239 Wilson, Susan 99. 1 14, 220 Winkler, I.isa 14, 120, 231 Winter Spirit Week 24, 25 Winters, Vicki A. 89, 220 Winmewski, Dawn 231 Wisniewski, Mrs. Annette 244 Wisniewski, Jennifer 231 Witecha, Carole 39, 93, too, 101, 110, 211 Witham, Jeff W. }6, 83, 146, 147, 22, 220, 258 Witham, Kathy M. 109. 239 Witkowski. John A. 211, 262 Wojick, Kathleen 24, 94, 124, 139, 215, 217, 221, a}6 Wojcikowski, Ricahrd A. 239 Wojtkowiak, Brian 239 Wolf. Elaine M. Wolf. Scott A. 2 1 1 Wolfe. Michael L. 221 Wood, Pam S. 221 Woodworth, P. 245 Woolridoe, Scott 176, 239 Worth, Eric no, in Wrestling 156, 157 Wroblewski, Mr. Steve 244 Wrona, Bill 239 Wrona, Dawn C. 92, 116, 139, 130, 170, 171, 221 Yang, Donald 130, 162, 239 Yang, Joe 128, 211 Yang, Nancy 43, 53, 68, 71, 94, 114, 137, 221 Yarck, William 239 Yekel, Bridget 221, 253 Yekel, Steven 211 Yerkes, Mr. Jack 23, 244, 280 Yorke, Mrs. Mary 244 Yurattis, Keith 239 Zahorsky, Daniel 210 Zajac, Amy 239 Zando, Lome 221 Zandstra Store for Men 2 8 Zatorski, Karen 211 Zaur, Kristin 94, 101, no, 12), 239 Zawacla, Jeff 16, 221 Zawada, Renee 1 33 Zehme, Kevin Zemaitis, Robert 221, 280 Zeman, Ardrew 239 Zeman, Jessica 2 1 1 Zero, Hour 80. 81 Ziants, Tina 101, 12 Ziants, Tim 2 1 1 Zoeteman, Keith 239 Zondor, Linda 34, 221, 271 Zubay, Jim 2 1 1 Zucker, Angela 39, 91, 93, 211 Zucker, Lua 132, 133, 161 Zudock, Tom 2}, 92, tot, 128. 184 Zudock, Mrs. Violet 21, 244 hCoLOPHON As Sept. 7 slowly rolled in, 27 staff members quickly became motivated in order to produce our 280 page book carrying the theme, “No Joke.” The pages from our Volume 19 year- book were sent to Herff Jones Yearbooks, who printed 1,000 copies using offset lithography. The silkscreened cover has a white on black design with Formatt Columna for the title. The cover used 160 pt. Binders Board and was Smythe sewn, rounded and backed. Within the cover 280 pages of 80 lb. Bordeaux was used. Opening, division, and closing type is 12 pt. Cloister. The remaining body copy consists of 10 pt. Cloister with captions in 8 pt. Cloister having bold lead-ins. 10 pt. Cloister was used for the folios and the index divisions were printed in 60 pt. Formatt Caslon. The headline type varied throughout the sections. The theme copy headlines are in For- matt Columna. Activities: 48 pt. Formatt Opti- ma Semi-bold with 18 pt. Cloister bold sub- heads. Punchlines are in Formatt Hobo. Activities specials: 60 pt. Helios Condensed with 18 pt. Cloister bold subheads. Academics: 36 pt. Helios bold condensed with an 18 pt. subhead in Cloister bold. The sidebars are in 72 pt. Helios Bold. The large dingbat is in 24 pt. Helios Condensed. Academics spe cials: For- matt 36 pt. Century Nova with 14 pt. Cloister bold subheads and a dingbat in 60 pt. Century Nova. A variety of headlines were used in the - Staff Editor-in-Chief Holly Lem Copy Editor Terri Gordon Photography Editor Bridgett Rossin Layout Editor Deanne Wachel Layout Assistants: Ann Miller Holly Sherman Amy Thomas Academics Editor Melissa Bados Academics Assistants: Jenny Kopas Lisa Lutz Activities Editor Michelle Jacobo Activities Assistants: Danielle Gill Marcy Kott Advertising Staff: Shari Romar Randi Schatz Terry Gillespie Athletics Editor Darcy Herakovich Athletic Assistants: Debbie Dillon Steve Goldberg Nick Struss Athletic section to correspond with the various seasons. Fall sports: Main headline in 60 pt. Outline title Gothic with 18 pt. Cloister bold subhead. Winter sports: First letter of the main headline in Eurostile bold shaded with Helios bold. Spring sports: Main headline is in For- matt Charter Oak with 18 pt. Cloister bold subhead. Athletics specials: First letter is in Venus Extra bold Condensed with 36 pt. Clois- ter bold. Organizations: Main subsection head- line in 48 pt. Columna with the subhead in 18 pt. Cloister bold. The sidebar is in 60 and 24 pt. Century Nova. Personalities: The main headline is in 36 pt. Cloister bold with Formatt Monastery for the emphasis word. Ads: Fea- ture heads in 36 pt. Helios with 24 pt. Helios bold italic lables. Copy is in various sizes of Cloister bold. Root Photography of 1131 West Sheridan Road in Chicago, IL, photographed all faculty and student portraits, while the majority of the candid photos were taken by staff photogra- phers. We would like to express our deepest grati- tude to Mr. George Kingsley, who was always around to bring us our badly needed extra type sheets; Maria, the custodian, who always light- ened up our long nights with her company and her delicious coffee candy and most of all, to Mrs. Hastings, whose patience and knowledge helped to make this yearbook the best it could be. Organizations Editor Dawn Kusek Organizations Assistants: Eric Beatty Julie Rubino Wendy Harle Shelli Jeneske Jackie Korellis Tammy Ochstein Randy Blackford Mike Casey Jeff Clapman Jim Davis Jeff Goldshmidt Tim Maloney Thad McNair Scott Robbins Holly Sherman Kem Walczak Sue Wilson Adviser Mrs. Nancy Hastings Personalities Editor Personalities Assistants: Photography Staff: Index 277 c I andid camera. Concentrating on a new angle, Ken VC alzak, junior, takes a break after a weary morning spent captur- ing the spirit of the Homecoming festivities at the pep rally. s tudying in style. Surrounded by the added extras of the Commons area, sociology students contemplate their upcom- ing skit. Seniors Julie Thompson, Julie Keift, Mike Casey, Sean Gill, Jeff Chip and Michelle Roper prepared a short dramatiza- tion demonstrating the facets of the generation gap they studied in their culture unit. i t ' VV£ . , W . ard at work. Putting last minute touches on the Opin- ion Page paste-up, senior Mark Grudzinski, Layout editor, sits in a corner in hopes of getting his work done before the Crier staff goes to printer. 278 Closing : v THE LAUGHING STOPS HERE Y ou must see why Munster is No Joke now. Need I go on?” “Well—” “Alright. Now where did I leave off . . . ” A fashion show was performed in Spanish class, with girls modeling “blusas” by Gucci and designer “vestidos.” A first in many years, an all-school career assembly was held, one in which two life-sized screens were used to convey possible choices for the students’ futures. The Football Team came out of the prestigious Clusters victoriously, enabling them to compete at the play-offs. Talented Chess Team members proved their skill as they came in sixth at Nationals and took first place at State. With all their new academic options, many students chose to take advantage of the new zero hour class, a course held at 7 a.m., which meant less s leep, but more credit. With the addition of a new Ceramics class, students became adept at working with clay, their creations ranging from imitation Indian pottery to a mold of the human hand. While temperatures reached all-time lows, residents stayed indoors and took advantage of the hot new blockbusters playing on the recently installed Cable T.V.’s. Renovations were a common sight, with newly constructed office build- ings and the transformation of Smuggler’s Inn to the Bicycle Club and Olympic Racquetball Club to Dynasty. “Now are you finally convinced?” “Yes, but just one more thing — Where did you say Munster was? I think I want to go there.” Closing 279 estful research. Taking advantage of the library’s resources, junior Bob Zemaitis thumbs through one of the many research books used for his term paper. Students in Mrs. Jody Weiss’s sixth hour English class had the opportunity to gather information during school hours. ““j asters of the game. Exhibiting their skills, seniors Andy Carter, Dean Andreakis, Pete Bereo- los and junior Bill Colias challenge each other with intense practice games. Their efforts proved successful as the 12 man team took first place in the State meet. ssssst. While leaving behind Herman Wouk’s nautical tale, freshman Cathy Labitan tells an amusing fish tale of her own. Freshman Carrie Deignan sits enthralled during Mr. Jack Yerke’s first hour English class. 280 Closing ”
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