Munster High School - Paragon Yearbook (Munster, IN)

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Contents Activities 6 Sports 52 ' £$ Academics Organizations 114 tNf People 174 L I nd Now For Something Completely Different . . . whether it be junior Colleen Murphy weighing out a chemical sample. Denise Korycki dressing like a Smurf, or sophomore Don Williams tooting his horn at the Homecoming halftime festivities, students scrutinized the details that made the year out of the ordinary. Lost in the rush freshmen Jenna Chevigny and Julie Wenner stop their hectic dash to class to catch up on the latest news that made 1986 completely different. ' eck the halls with boughs of holly, fa-la-la . . . Adding the final touches to the stage for the Christmas Choral Concert, sophomore Brian Zemaitis and senior Bob Kish work together as a team. A k nalyzing a student cutting, juniors Shawn Brennan and Ellen Fromm and sophomore Kim Robinson discuss the good and bad points. Drama class allowed isten to this I Juniors Andy Sherman and Dina Strange break away from the Homecoming merriment to read an article in the Crier. students not only a chance to perform but a chance to hear constructive criticism from their peers. 2 Something completely different outine set in quickly. r soon became just another year. Late arri students punch ed in on the newly installed office time clock and went about their business. But little things started to happen . . . Painted faces and colorful the halls as an early September Homecoming captured students ' lives. Morning announcements revealed that six students earned National Merit Semi-Finalist status. Senior Mark Oberlander volleyed his way to the State Boys ' Tennis Tournament and carried home the Mental Attitude Award for top scholarship and leadership. It seemed that things were better. Students found themselves friend ' s locker or taking time out i morning classes to find out the latest Suddenly the year was not so ore 3 Something completely different ho knew what to expect next? Bright paisley-clad students cruised the hal past " Not an Exit " signs posted above doors leading to the courtyards. Others in their orange and navy football jerseys and Jim McMahon headbands, cheered on the Chicago Bears as they blitzed their way to the Superbowl XX Championship. While Halley ' s Comet soarec across the south horizon, students found themselves rocking to the first place winner , dramatic performers or creativ , the events proved now, the year provided something p| e te|v Hifter nt Something completely different imme an E! Sophomore Staci Schatz helps boost her class spirit by finishing off the word " Sophomore " at the Homecoming Pep Rally. Contributing her support lead her class to win the spirit award. c ostumes were a sizeable part of Homecoming festivities. Junior Julie lewellen helps straighten out senior Shannyn Przybal ' s clown suit while senior Glenn Barath stands by. A II dressed up and . . . sitting on the floor? Getting into the beat of " Shout " by the Isley Brothers, sophomore Bob Heuer joins the other Snowball dancers in a break from the normal semi-formal dance routine. • • V A ♦ • V JMi • ■ r3 • ' - Cn . r ' r r rrr , A r • V s the lights dimmed and the music began students filled the auditorium for an unexpected night of entertainment. It was the first time that local rock groups gathered for competition. 5 ■ luffing flower after flower in the midst of the last minute chaos of Homecoming, fidgeting with 150 other nervous hopefuls of the " Auntie Marne” auditions, or flocking to the auditorium to witness the unprecedented Battle of the Bands . . . Students turned to an endless variety of activities to break the usual school routine. S Ringing his way to winning the first Battle of the Bands contest, junior Joe Beres of Sgt. Roxx catches the attention of the student body. w » ■ ahoo! Caught in the excitement of the Homecoming festivities, Mrs. Linda Elman, foreign language teacher, cheers along with students to get psyched up for the evening game. 6 Too Much is Never Enough A fter working diligently for 24 consecutive hours in order to finish her class ' float, senior Connie Boyden catches up on lost sleep before the day ' s Homecoming festivities begin. Activities Divider a 7 EARL Y to bed, early to rise; a proverb that senior Jung Lee did not live by takes its toll. Attempting to catch up on his sleep, Jung takes a catnap during third hour study hall. PUNCHING in the time clock, sophomore Ted Vrehas finds it hard to make it to school on time after staying up late to finish studying for his tests. The time clock improved efficiency in record- ing students ' late arrivals and early re- leases. Time flies by as teens burn the candle at both ends ‘‘It’s time to make the donuts ... I already made the donuts. It’s time to get ready for school . . . Wait, I just went to bed. Burning the midnight oil students found it necessary to stay up until sun- rise in order to complete their home- work for the next day. “Because of the demand of my job, I work late so when I do get home, I have to finish my homework which means staying up late,’’ stated junior Paul Szakacs. Other students reacted to home- work by waiting until the next morning to do it. ‘‘If I have too much homework on one night I’ll just do my assignment the next day duing a previous class,” remarked freshman Susie Beckman. Still others associated to their homework by just " blowing the whole thing off.” “If the homework assign- ment isn’t that important, I just forget about it all together, " explained fresh- man Chris Harding. Contradictorily, Blase Polite, junior said, “When I blow off my homework, I like to listen to my Guy Lombardi tapes and relax. " Athletes were especially pressed for time because of the long hours they kept. " Sports takes up a lot of my time,” replied Varsity football player Dan Porter, junior. “I go to school from 7:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. and from there I eat dinner, do my homework until 11:30 p.m., watch David Letter- FLASH! As the minute bell rings, students bolt to class faster than a streak of lightning. This is a common sight during the last few min- utes of the passing period as the students try to make it to class before they are late. in the Fast working on float with no sleep, I finally had a chance to catch up on my Z.’s in study hall. ” Kelly Jones, Junior man for an hour and return to my studies until 1:30 a.m. or 2 a.m.” While not all students were involved in extra-curricular activities, everyone found a way to postpone their studies and put social preferences first. “In- stead of doing my homework, I went to a Junior Varsity football game knowing I had a big chemistry test the next day,” explained sophomore An- drea Roy. Major school functions such as the Regional Football Playoff against the Hobart Brickies in November took stu- dents’ minds off the mundane school routine and onto the football field. " The thought of us being in the play- offs took my mind off my schoolwork and into the stands, " explained junior Kris Zaun. While burning the candle at both ends, teachers found it hard to collect their thoughts when time was scarce. “I usually take a minute to try and or- ganize my thoughts in order to come up with a decent plan of action. When you rush into things you do them hap- hazardly and you don’t do the things that are most important,” explained Mr. Leroy Marsh, Health and Safety teacher. Seniors found it especially hard to believe that their last year of high school had finally arrived. “I can’t be- lieve how fast the four years have gone by. I still remember walking through the cafeteria doors for the first time,” remarked senior Cathleen Chevigny. As the minute hand ticked away each minute, another day slipped by unnoticed. TICK TOCK, TICK TOCK « 9 Life in the Fast Lane life in the Fast Lane Like a whirlwind , students rush into Homecoming W walking down the field, I was so scared that my heels would get stuck in the mud and I would fall in front of the whole study body. ” senior Andrea Petrovich Faster than a speeding bul- let, able to accomplish many tasks in a short time, and stronger than the freshman tug-of-war team, the student body rushed in less than 25 school days to organize a commercial Homecoming week. Sleeping and studying ap- peared to be non-existent as students discovered that Sept. 27 would be there be- fore they knew it. Adding to the tension, the pressures of finding a homecoming date, and also making enough flow- ers for the floats pressed stu- dents for time as they rushed through the first three weeks of school. “Homecoming ac- TYING into the commercial world, sophomore ' s Digg ' em, junior ' s Scrubbing Bubbles, and the senior ' s Strawberry Quick, are underway for the judging, as the feeling of much achievement developed among the students. Although the freshmen did not have an official float, freshmen Rod Vanader, Michelle Halem, Mary Kay Kish, and Lisa Dragos show all of their spirit by pushing a decorated grocery cart through the parade. tivities seemed to be at a much faster pace,’’ Senior Class sponsor, Mr. Don Fortner, business teacher, ex- plained. As time flew by, each class worked to create a float. Many persistant students fluffed piles of tissue paper flowers and stuffed them into Hefty bags. Beginning the float con- struction on Sept. 10, many never believed they would complete float on time for all the festivities. A feeling of achievement de- veloped as the last float touches were added. “The last night of float was exciting because it was really neat see- ing the head of our first float going on,” said sophomore Shawn Barsic. Not only was there a feeling of achievement that went with Homecoming, there was a feeling of pride as the stu- dents dressed up to show their support for the team. “There was a lot more enthu- siasm for Spirit Week,” re- marked junior Don Yang. As the day finally arrived, the half asleep students dragged themselves to the school. They thought the Homecoming activities would be ruined by foggy weather. Surprisingly enough, just as the students walked across the street, the sun had just come out to brighten up the dreary da y. Throwing confetti and cheering the football team, the classes competed for the Spirit Award. While the students chanted along with Battle Cry cheer, class members lined up for the annual tug-of-war compe- tition. Each team could not ex- ceed the maximum of 1000 pounds. Pulling with all of their strength, the juniors tugged the seniors out of competi- tion. Next, the juniors matched muscles with the •freshmen who outdid the sophomores. “Losing the tug- of-war to the wimpy freshmen was the worst part of Home- coming,” explained junior Mike Autry. In the end, the freshmen showed that they had the strength to compete with the upperclassmen. Last minute touches were added to the floats right be- fore they were brought to the church. A group of nine teach- ers judged the floats at 1:30 p.m. near the Christian Re- formed Church. Although the freshmen did not have an official float, a group of ambitious girls decor- aged a grocery cart and pushed it through the parade 10 Homecoming SHOUTS of enthusiasm fill the air after the announcement of senior Kristin Komyatte as Homecoming queen. Kristin and escort junior Jay Potasnik smile with much suprise and excitement. LIGHT on her feet, freshman Tori Szurgot steps into action with her date freshman Jason Ryband. A small balloon, part of the decorations, didn’t stop this couple from dancing. HOUR upon hour senior Thad McNair puts forth his best effort to- wards completing a top notch float. For the seniors, all of their hard work paid off by capturing a first place with Quick Rabbit, as the character they constructed. Homecoming « 11 DEDICATED Speech and De- bate members work on setting up ev- erything for the chicken barbeque. While taking a break, students indulge on a piece of barbequed chicken, hot off the grill. Members went door-to- door in order to solicit ticket sales for this annual fundraiser. ATTACHED to a bunch of he- lium balloons, a banner that reads S- O-P-H-O-M-O-R-E-S drifts in the sky. Throwing confetti and cheering for the football team, the classes com- peted for the Spirit Award during the Homecoming pep rally. TUGGING with all their might, juniors Mike Autry and Rick Kumiega help their team members to a victory against the seniors. Their noble ef- forts paid off as the juniors received a second place in the final round. JUNIORS was the battle cry as the class cheered on the football team. Even though the sophomores won the Spirit Award, the juniors gave it their " all " during the Homecoming pep rally. Homecoming Shazaam osing the tug-of-war to the whimpy freshmen was the worst part of Homecoming ” junior Mike Autry so they could be part of the fun. As 7:30 p.m. approached, the Mishawaka Marion Knights dashed onto the field signaling the beginning of the main event. The people were filled with optimism as the loy- al fans saw their team neck-to- neck at half-time with a tied 14-14 score. The half-time activities started out with the Marching Band, Flag Corps and Drill Team followed by the Home- coming court which included freshman Dina Hanes with freshman escort Chris Har- ding; sophomore Tammy Der- eamer with escort senior Paul Rakos; and junior Sherri Fef- ferman with escort senior John Hoch. Senior princesses consisted of Kristin Komyatte with escort junior Jay Potas- nik, Andrea Petrovich with es- cort Jeff Pavelka, and Kristine Halas with senior Dave Kender. The class princesses ner- vously walked across the field before the presentations of the awards. “While walking down the field, I was so scared that my heels would get stuck in the mud and I would fall in FILLED with enthusiasm mem- bers of the Homecoming court smile with excitement. The members in- clude freshman Diane Hanes, with freshman escort Chris Harding: junior Sherry Fefferman, with escort senior John Hoch; senior Kristin Komyatte, with escort junior Jay Potasnik; senior Andrea Petrovich, with escort senior Gary Shutan; senior Kristine Halas, with escort senior Dave Kender: soph- omore Tammy Dereamer, with escort senior Paul Rakos. Homecoming 13 Shazaam last night of float was exciting because it was really neat seeing the head of our first float going on, ” sophomore Shawn Barsic front of the whole student body,” stated Andrea. Kristin was crowned queen. The final verdict of the win- ning float echoed over the speakers. Sophomores’ Digg- ’em finished in third place, the juniors’ Scrubbing Bubbles fin- ished second, and the seniors triumphantly captured first place with Strawberry Quick Rabbit as the character. The announcement of the sophomores winning the Spir- it Award lifted the sopho- mores’ enthusiasm back up. The excitement died down as the scoreboard displayed the final story — Visitors 2 1 , Home 14. Saturday night continued the festivities as students be- gan arriving at the dance with their dancing shoes on. “The Homecoming dance was the very first high school dance that I went to and it was a nice way to start off the year,” mentioned freshman Nick Autry. After hurrying to accom- plish the many activities in such a very short period of time, the student body slowed down to the normal pace, until the annual Homecoming events arrive again. Until next year, the time in between will be spent trying to create new themes, raising money and looking for possi- ble new Homecoming dates for 1986! Homecoming DRESSED as a clown senior Shannyn Pryzbyl sells helium balloons to raise money for Distributive Educa- tion. Costumes and painted faces boost the student ' s spirits and life en- thusiasm for the activities during Homecoming. SUNGLASSES leis, and floral shirts create a sunny atmosphere as students dress up for Hawaiian Luau Day. Spirit Week gave students a change of pace from the usual attire worn every day. ENTHUSIASM and spirit mount at the afternoon pep rally as students rowdy up for the upcoming activities. Juniors Missy Kellams and Michelle Basich go all out by painting their faces and carrying helium bal- loons. SCENE stealing poses no problem for senior Spiro Sideris and his date as they spin across the dance floor. By taking advantage of the fast paced music, Spiro lets himself go at the Homecoming dance. HUGS and kisses are exchanged between friends to express the excite- ment and sadness of the seniors ' last Homecoming. Seniors Andrea Petro- vich and Kristine Halas congratulate each other for being Homecoming queen candidates. SHOWING his friends how it is done, senior Brian Dillon drops to the floor and shows all this stuff. Seniors Tony Vransevich, Jong Lee, Eric Powell, Mark Johnson, and Larry Sanek applaud him for his dancing ability. Homecoming 15 - ■ t From blue jeans to ruffles and lace II Dressed Up and Some Place to Go Minutes ticked by quickly. One hour would never be enough. Jennifer had curled her hair 10 times. She put on her make-up twice and changed out- fits at least six times. Nothing looked right. Everything she tried to accom- plish failed and she felt terrible. This may sound familiar. Jennifer did not have enough time to prepare for her first date because she felt nervous. Nervous feelings prevailed before first dates. Sweaty palms, shakey knees and butterflies in the stomach might give away that a teenager has first date jitters. “I remember the first date I went on” stated senior Amy Ol- son. “I could not stop myself from feeling nervous. I kept double check- ing to make sure I was ready to go. I also remember I felt sick because I was so scared and very nervous. " When getting ready for a first date, teenagers took precautions. ‘‘When I am going on a date with a new person, I start getting ready really early so I can take care of anything that might go wrong, then I usually end up spend- ing an hour waiting for my date,” said junior Kelly Norman. Even boys prepared themselves in case of an emergency. “Before I take a new girl out I think of some things which I can do if I forget my money, my car gets a flat tire, or I lose my wallet,” stated junior Paul Buyer. Boys did not always ask for the dates. Girls began to ask also. “I think 16 All Dressed Up What do you look for in a boyfriend girlfriend? Girl’s ideal guy: 1. Personality 2. Understanding 3. Appearance 4. Sense of humor 5. Loyalty 6. Intelligence 7. Talkative 8. Sentimental 9. Well-dressed 10. Popular Guy’s ideal girl: 1. Appearance 2. Personality 3. Intelligence 4. Understanding 5. Loyalty 6. Well-dressed 7. Sense of humor 8. Sentimental 9. Talkative 10. Athletic Based on a survey of 300 students B efore I take a new girl out I think of some things which I can do if I forget my money. junior Paul Buyer it is good when the girls are equal, there is nothing wrong with that,” sen- ior Lori Kobus explained. Some boys did not mind if the girl asked them for a date. “I feel it’s all right for a girl to ask a guy on a date. I wouldn’t mind and I would still pay,” said freshman Jim Mattson. When couples went out on dates they looked for an atmostphere which satisfied their mood. Dates could be spent anywhere from a walk in the park to a night on the town. A typical date may consist of going to a sporting event, a party, or to the beach. “When I go out on a date, I like to go where there are a lot of people and action like at football games or parties,” stat- ed junior Kristen Jansen. When couples wished to evade groups and be alone, they might de- cide to take a walk through the park or even spend the evening together at home. “At times I like to spend mo- ments alone with my girlfriend be- cause we can talk without others in- terfering. I would choose to go out to a quiet restaurant or just go to her house and watch TV,” said junior An- drew Sherman. Prices of dates have risen drastical- ly. The price of a Plitt movie ticket shot up to $5.60. This fact caused couples to take turns paying or go dutch. “On the first few dates I think guys should still pay,” said sopho- more Cally Raduenzel. Dating has survived through the years. As long as there is a cute look- ing face, someone will be intriguied. QUIET walks in the park give junior Pat Rau and freshman Cari Van Senus time to talk without any interruptions. Walks give an alternative to those who wish to evade groups and spend time alone. EXPENSIVE but enjoyable couples found movies to be a fun way to spend the evening. While talking to his girlfriend, sophomore Tom Boyden checks the Chi- cago Tribune for movie times. He also sug- gests they go dutch because the price of a Plitt ticket has risen to $5.60. MCDONALD’S is the place to go when couples must solve the problem of scarce time and money. Sharing a quick lunch at their favorite fast food spot, senior Lori Kobus and junior Randy Grudzinski talk about their day’s plans. READY for a night out, sophomore Jenny Dedelow greets her date junior Dan Porter at the door. Going on dates gives them time to escape from other activities and spend time together. LOVING every minute of it seniors Floyd Stoner and Cassie Champion enjoy spending an evening together at the Homecoming dance. Time away from the dance floor gives Floyd and Cassie a chance to talk together privately. All Dressed Up 17 Testing, one . . . two . . Bands rock students in first music battle Pounding drums, clapping hands and yelling crowds added to the booming sounds heard at the first annual Battle of the Bands sponsored by Student Government. Back stage nervousness crept over some of the per- formers as they waited for their time under the spotlight. “At first I wasn’t nervous about performing, but then the first band was having trouble setting up and then I got worried,” stated senior Tim Carlson. “I thought that since we had less time to set up, we would have even a harder time.” With the night underway at 7 p.m., nine bands per- formed. The music varied from hard rock and New Wave and even to the Top 40. “I wasn’t really sure what to expect in the beginning, but as soon as Snaggletooth started playing, I knew it was going to be a jammin’ night with great music,” explained sophomore Josh King. As each band took their turn performing, students start- ed singing and clapping to familiar songs. “When I saw everyone having a good time, I felt marvelous. Our pur- pose was to prove to the student body that school activi- ties didn ' t have to be a lot of bull, restricted and overstruc- tured. We definitely made our point,” stated senior Charley Shoemaker. While the audience filtered out and the equipment was packed away, all that was left was the silence in the audito- rium after the first annual Battle of the Bands competition. WHILE playing his guitar, junior Joe Beres accompanies the lead vocalist in his band, Sgt. Roxx. Sgt. Roxx went on to win 1st place in the First Annual Battle of the Bands. POST game dances gave students an opportunity to unwind after a pres- sure-filled week. Juniors Jen Luksich, Roz Lambert, and sophomore Kristin Walsh dance the night away after cheering on the home basketball team. SONG requests were taken by the DJ to keep the dance rolling. Sopho- mores Krissy Dinga, Kristy Zudock, and juniors Elain Schmidt, Diane Hol- ler, and Kathy Simms pick out their favorite cassette tapes to boogie down. All Dressed Up BREAKING Cutting loose, students seek change of pace As the final seconds of the game ticked away, students wondered what to do next. The final buzzer sounded and the students gathered in a cir- cle to discuss the possiblity of going to a party or out for a pizza. Eventually, they real- ized there were neither par- ties to attend, nor enough money to go out and eat. A new idea came up — the dinky dance. Unlike Homecoming, Snow- ball or Prom, students attend- ed with either a group of CAPTURING the French Quarter in New Orleans, junior Holly Harle dresses in a gypsy costume for the Mardi Gras dance. The Foreign Language Clubs sponsored a dinky dance one night when a basketball game was not scheduled. was in a hurry, so I grabbed whatever I could find in the closet. I saw some fins and decided that I had enough to put together and be a scuba diver. It just so happened that I won the best costume.” senior Champ Merrick friends or with a date to the informal dances. “I would rather go with a bunch of friends because I can act strange and wild with my friends, but with a date you have to be on your guard,” stated freshman, Lisa Chen. On February 7, students dressed for a dance in cos- tume, to capture the spirit of the Mardi Gras in New Or- leans. Varying from ordinary blue jeans for an after game dance, to a scuba diver outfit for the Mardi Gras dance, imagina- tions soared as students co- ordinated their outfits. " I was in a hurry, so I grabbed what- ever I could find in the closet. I saw some fins and decided that I had enough stuff to put together to be a scuba diver. It just also happened that I won the best costume,” exclaimed senior Champ Merrick. Attending informal dances became an alternative to par- ties and kept students out of trouble. ‘‘A lot of students went to these dances, and it’s not a group of students who want to kill their brain cells,” stated foreign language teach- er, Mr. Paul LaReau. As the DJ packed away his records and the strobe lights kicked off, the students, though their feet were aching, were grateful for the change of pace on a Friday night. This change of pace was just one way school offered a break from the normal weekend rou- tine. AS a way to capture the students’ attention, the mannequin advertises information for the Junior Class pre- homecoming dance. These dances provided students an opportunity to relax and let themselves go to the mu- Dinky Dances 19 All Dressed Up SNOWY EVE 223 couples gather to beat the blizzarc f found the number calling system better than waiting in line because it gave me time to fix my tie.” Blessed with mild snow and light winter storms, one win- ter blizzard that hit students hard was the semi-formal Snowball dance. Sponsored by the cheer- leaders, the dance was held in the cafeteria from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Jan. 11. The cafe- teria was decorated by the cheerleaders in a peach and lavender tone. Walking through the doors, students were greeted with cascading streamers and a fountain bub- bling over with fruit punch. • The music was provided by a disc jockey which was a change from former years. “I preferred the disc jockey be- cause there was a variety of music and not many bands play versatile music,” junior Jay Potasnik explained. To improve the picture tak- ing process, numbers were called which proved to be more efficient than waiting in line. Senior Mike Irk stated, “I found the number calling sys- tem better than waiting in line because it gave me time to fix my tie.” With no red carpet or throne, the first annual Snow- ball King and Queen were an- nounced. Seniors John My- beck and Lori Van Senus took the spotlight dance to the theme song “We’ve Got To- senior Mike Irk night.” “At first I was embar- rassed dancing in front of ev- eryone, but I had a lot of fun,” explained Lori. The outcome of the dance proved to be lucrative be- cause 225 tickets were sold. With an all time high number of tickets sold, one-third of the student body attended the dance. Couples found it difficult to decide whether to go to din- ner before or after the dance. “We went to dinner before the dance because our curfews were earlier than most peoi pie’s,” stated freshman Susia Beckman. On the contrary, junior Mij chelle Moore stated, " I likecj going to dinner after the dance because we had some4 thing to look forward to.” Leaving their homes extra early allowed students time to take pictures at the friends’ houses. “We left my house at 7 p.m. and didn’t get to the dance until 8:30 p.m. because we went to everyone’s house for pictures,” said sophomore Julie Bacino. Although the weather out- side was snowy and cold, nothing could have spoiled the heated excitement and warm smiles bundled inside the Snowball dance. AS the crowd watches the senior guys groove to the Super Bowl Shuf- fle, senior Kelly Harle captures the moment by taking a snapshot. Special events such as this, were worth re- membering. GETTIN’ down to the music, seniors Gregg Shutan and Sue Calla- han show that they have their own unique way of dancing. The fast pace of the music was a way for th em to let themselves go. 20 Winter Formal WHILE the crowd watches their Snowball King and Queen, seniors John Mybeck and Lori Van Senus take the spotlight dance. The couple be- came the first King and Queen to be elected in Snowball history. CAPTURING everyone ' s un- divided attention, the disc jockey an- nounces the royal couple. His animal hat added some fun and humor to the dance. ARM in arm, senior Karen Skurka and junior Tom Arcella dance the night away. Having eyes only for each other, they hoped the night would never end. Winter Formal DANCING the night away, senior Greg Houser coordinates his moves to the band Pawnz. For a change of pace, a band was used instead of a disc jock- ey. SHADES dominate the scene as junior Blase Polite and senior Kristin Komyatte capture the magic of the evening. Couples danced the night away to the band ' ‘Pawnz.” ENSURING a lasting memory of the night, senior Penny Lantz and junior Jeff Florczak try to situate themselves for the perfect picture. Pictures were taken by two different photographers in order to make the lines go faster. 22 Prom All Dressed Up ROMANCE A magical evening sparks memories for a lifetime Admidst the flashing cam- eras and the sparkling chan- deliers, students in tuxedos and elegant gowns, set aside tests, reading assignments and compositions " for just a moment” at the Villa De Bru- no on April 25. Capturing the magic of the evening, couples lined up to ensure a lasting memory of the night with a picture. Pic- tures were taken by two differ- ent photographers in order to make the lines go faster. “I think that pictures were more organized this year than last year because couples stood in line for hours, but this, I stood in line for no more than three minutes! " explained senior Lori Kobus. As the couples finished pos- ing at the cameras, a gourmet dinner, of roast sirloin as the main course, was served to the 220 couples. " I liked being served the dinner instead of standing in line like a buffet dinner, because it is more classy when it is served to you. Buffets reminded me of standing in the cafeteria for lunch, " stated junior Mike Autry. As dinner came to an end, a sparkling surprise was brought in by the waitresses. They paraded the dance floor with Baked Alaskas for des- sert. As the couples relaxed after senior Sue Callahan a four course meal, the band " Pawnz " set up to rock the night away. " The reason we had a band instead of a disc jockey, is because the Prom Committee decided they wanted live music, and “Pawnz” was very good and very reasonable, " stated ju- nior class sponsor Mr. Gregg Ladd. Even though the dance had ended, prom weekend had just begun. Couples scattered to various places for the next day’s adventure. " We had good intentions about going to Chicago the next day. Howev- er, we parked our car in a no parking zone, and it got towed away,” stated senior Brigitte Viellieu. " Although the theme was ‘For Just a Moment,’ the memory of prom will last in my mind forever,” stated senior Sue Callahan. M Ithough the theme was “For Just a Moment, the memory of prom will last in my mind forever.” WAX and shine! Junior Johnathan Sherman makes sure his car is in tip top condition for the big night. OUCH! Trying to be careful, sen- ior Lori VanSenus attempts to pin a boutonniere on her date, junior Rick Kumiega without sticking him. Ex- changing flowers is a tradition on prom. f Prom 23 An Dressed _ U p BOREDOM Teens fight Saturday Night Blues Gazing at the clock, its hands stood motionless as the minutes passed by and stu- dents patiently waited for the telephone to ring. As the min- utes ticked away without the slightest ring from the phone, blues suddenly struck as the thought of a Saturday night spent at home alone set in. As imaginations soared, stu- dents found many definitions for “Saturday Night Blues.” “The ‘Saturday Night Blues’ is a usual Saturday night in Mun- ster,” stated senior Gregg Shutan. Sulking one’s sorrows in Big Mac’s, Domino ' s pizzas, and banana splits satisfied hunger pains and replaced the usual party scene on Saturday nights. “If it is raining outside and we can’t walk or mooch a ride from an older friend, my friends and I order a large sau- sage and pepperoni pizza from Domino’s!” stated freshman Tom Ellison. Similarily, sophomore Kathy Romar explained, “I like to see how much ice cream I can fit into one bowl with all of the toppings included! " Combatting Saturday Night Blues, students found watch- ing a movie helpful. “The same cheeseburger and fries every weekend can get boring and expensive; I’d rather spend my money on a g ood movie and eat popcorn,” said junior Tim Blackmun. I I like to see how much ice with all of the toppings If a student was not inter- ested in a movie, he found other ways to spend his time. “Sometimes I get so desper- ate that I clean my room on a Saturday night,” stated Kathy. Saturday nights spent alone flew by quicker when a stu- dent spent it daydreaming. “If I have nothing else to do, I will just lay down on my bed with my Walkman and daydream,” stated junior Angie Tskopou- los. Football, baseball, and bas- ketball were activities that needed strength; however, some students found that playing these sports against a difficult opponent, the com- puter, created challenge for their Saturday night. “When there is absolutely nothing to do on a Saturday night, I will usually play baseball or an y other sport against the com- cream I can fit in one bowl included. junior Kathy Romar puter,” stated freshman Steve Hess. Other students enjoyed a simple game of cards. “I actu- ally enjoy playing Solitaire when there is nothing else to do, because you can never lose to anyone except your- self, " stated freshman Mike O’Connell. Some students buckled down to the books and started their homework. “I figure that if I get my homework out of the way on a night when noth- ing is happening, then I will have time Sunday to do some- thing else,” stated senior Karyn Gaidor. Other students enjoyed im- proving themselves physically with excercise. “I usually work Saturday nights and by the time I get home, not one of my friends is home, and there is nothing else to do except go downstairs a nd work out,” stated senior Mark Fehring. Creating a new look, trendy styles varied from experi- menting with hair to exotic make-up. “When there is nothing else to do on a Satur- day night, I will experiment with new hairstyles to find the look that is best for me,” stat- ed junior Colleen Smith. Playing doctor, school, or even with dolls, students re- lived their childhood in an ef- fort to combat the “Saturday night blues.” “I try to get my little sister in bed as quick as possible; if I can ' t then I will resort to playing house,” stat- ed junior Amy Cohen. Instead of just watching the clock tick away on a Saturday night, students developed ways to forget the gloomy, lonely atmosphere and enjoy some time spent alone. RISK is the name of the game. Ju- niors Tim Blackmun and sophomore Pete Arethas spend their Saturday night playing a board game. 24 Saturday Night Blues POUNDS melted away as junior Angie Tsakopoulos burned calories by riding a stationary bike. Excercising became a sure fire way to keep a Sat- urday night exciting. CHECKMATE! Junior Den- nis Gifford plays a game of chess over the phone in an effort to end his Sat- urday night boredom. PONDERING on placing a four of spades in the correct pile, ju- nior Tom Arcella plays a game of Soli- taire. Card games sometimes became the cure for Saturday night blues. Saturday Night Blues 25 ► STRIPES, plaids, polka dots, paisleys, and every color of the rain- bow combined into one outfit was just one of the ways to follow Clash Day. Senior Wade VanOrman and sopho- more Don Williams show their spirit by wearing unusual outfits. HANKIES in red and white flew high during the sectional basketball game against Highland. Handker- chiefs are being used by the whole crowd to cheer the team on and were made by the basketball mothers. All Dressed Ujd CUT LOOSE Waiting for Spring Break students let go February brought four weeks of rainy, snowy, bleak days. One day dragged into the next. Everyone looked for an excuse to go wild. The an- swer was found in the form of Spirit Week. Spirit Week involved a vari- ety of dress days ranging from Collegiate Day to Chicago Sports and Headband Day, Red and White Day, Clash Day, and finally to Sunglasses and Hat Day. Student Council determined the dress codes for each day. " Chicago Sports and Head- band Day seemed to be the most successful, " said senior Debbie Soderquist, Secre- tary Treasurer of Student Government. “Everyone could go crazy with the head- bands. " Students mimicked Jim McMahon’s style of head- bands with logos such as CRINGING from the idea of getting a pie in the face, Mr. Don Fortner sits and waits for the impact. Losing the pep rally relay meant a pie in the face, and for the losers that can be scary. “POW-MHS’’ and “PRES- TON.” " I figured it would be my last chance to antagonize the administration,” said sen- ior John Hoch. Changes were made in the traditional Red and White Day routine. First, the cheer- leaders held a personalized balloon sale instead of the common carnation sale. Later that day, students participat- ed in the annual pep rally. " The pep rally made people want to go to the game be- cause they saw people having fun and they wanted to be a part of it, " said sophomore Susan Higgins, junior varsity cheerleader. The usual basketball relay between faculty and students was replaced with a series of races consisting of a three- legged race, a hula hoop con- test, a wheelbarrow race, and ending with two basketball shots. Students who wanted to participate in the relay bought chances for 25$. Their names were picked at random. The students won and the faculty had to endure whipped cream pies thrown in their faces. Excitement mounted as the tug of war began. The sopho- mores dominated when they muscled out the seniors in the final round. Further excitement a- roused when the princes and king were announced after be- ing elected through a school- wide vote. Princes included freshman Jason Ryband, sophomore Jim Magrames, and junior Jay Potasnik. Final- ly, senior Jong Lee reigned su- preme as he became king. Many felt the pep rally was successful. " The pep rally was great because I was up for the game, and my adrenalin was moving from the start of the rally,” said senior Tom Der- nulc, Varsity Basketball Play- er. Although spirits were high at the pep rally, the feelings weren’t enough for the game that night. The Mustangs lost to the Highland Trojans, 45- 46. After Wednesday’s loss, the last couple of dress up days weren’t as exciting. " They were good days, but nobody seemed to get involved,” said junior Barb Payne, member of Student Government. After the whipped cream was scraped off the floor, row- dy crowds cheered the team on, to no avail. Soon everyone had to come back to reality and survive another week of school until spring break start- ed. 1 he pep rally was great this year because I was up ■ for the game, and my adrenaline was moving from the start of the rally. senior Tom Dernulc NEVER look a gift horse in the mouth, especially when it might bring one luck before a big contest. Senior Craig Hanusin tries to retrieve his glove from the mouth of the Mustang, seniors Tony Vranesevich and Larry Sanek, before he starts the tug of war. PARTICIPATION inspirit Week enables students to let them- selves go. Seniors Charlie Shoemak- er, John Hoch, and Paul Manzano take advantage of Chicago Sports and Headband Day to express an opinion about the administration, as they practice songs during choir with sen- iors Tom Hemingway and Kevin Zaun. Spirit Week o 27 ► Peeling off the conformity layers becomes sticky business getting into Character Stripping off alt ties of normality, students found their true identity be- neath the outer layers of conformity. Underneath all of the layers, finding and keeping personalized stamps be- came a tricky task. When the monotony of school, home life or driving in the car set in, people searched for ways to spice up their lives. Almost everyone acted in a totally off-the-wall manner or owned something different which set them apart from the rest and made them an individual. School was not considered one of the top 10 exciting ways to spend a day. Students constantly devised new ways to break up school rituals and make the day go faster. “I decorated my locker to break up the monotony of the school routine,” said senior Craig Bomberger, who had a locker crammed full of items ranging from stickers and labels to pictures, fishing lures and large sized posters. “It be- came such an obsession I’d put almost anything in there that caught my eye.” Collecting out of the ordinary items showed another area of people’s indi- viduality. “I watch old movies a lot and collect them,” said Dave McCain, sen- ior. “I collected them for nostalgia’s sake. Old movies, in my opinion, are I’m bored and there’s nothing better to do. It passes the time during class. ” Joyce Kozlowski, sophomore much better written and made than those of today.” “I collected Budweiser posters, Budweiser posters with women in them, or just posters of good-looking women. Those are the two most im- portant things in a guy ' s life when he is 16 years old.” laughed Tim Broder- sen, junior. People also found unique ways to spend time alone.” I’d go to the Dunes by myself and walk around so I had time to think about different things,” said Jim Bodefeld, senior. “I’d karate chop the air when I was by myself because all of a sudden I’d get a burst of energy and I had to do something,” added Tim. Making a change in everyday habits singled students out even further. “When I listened to music, a lot of the time I would listen to classical music, basically, because I like it. It also soothed me, but at the same time it made me hyper,” said senior Charley Shoemaker. Childhood habits set people apart in even one more category. “I still have my Woobie, a baby blanket, and I rub it on my eyes before I go to sleep to comfort me,” sophomore Jen Paul- son explained. After spending time being an individ- ual, it became necessary to put the layers back on and blend back in with the crowd. Styles, fads and friends may change, but the time spent being one’s self remained a positive alterna- tive. I 28 1 Getting into Character GRAFFITI provided students a chance to express their individuality. Ju- nior Jenine Pestikas makes her mark as she draws on junior Mary Fissinger’s base- ment walls. The Fissinger family lets people personalize their basement walls for enter- tainment and to record the history of past memories. BANNERS spiced up the atmo- sphere of Mrs. Marlis Tippet ' s French classroom with bright colors and French phrases. Freshmen Amy Rogers and Julie Slater rearrange the hangings for a better effect. PICTURES of Bruce Springsteen fill senior Chris Preslin ' s locker and make it his own. Students, like Chris, decorated their lockers with a variety of pictures and objects to make them more interesting. STICKERS can personalize a car and express the likes, desires, and hobbies of the driver. As senior Lori Kobus puts her books in her car trunk after school, her bumper stickers show Lori’s interest. Getting into Character « 29 Qettincj into Character Spirits Auntie Marne cast spooked by the character ' s spirit 30 R ehearsals were tough, like they should be, but in the end ... I think we put on one terrific show ,” Brigitte Viellieu, senior. Fire alarms, unextinguisha- ble drinks and missing props described only a few of the problems “Auntie Marne’’ faced. A spooky twist, in the form of a ghost, materialized as opening night drew closer. The real Auntie Marne, Mar- ion Tanner, died on Hallow- een, the day before the first dress rehearsal and a week before opening night. The cast blamed these phenomena on the apparition of Auntie Marne. Marne Dennis was not con- sidered the perfect role model or guardian for an impression- able boy. She threw all night parties and she associated with a strange variety of friends. When Marne ' s brother Edwin Dennis died unexpect- edly, Marne suddenly found herself responsible for the care of her young nephew Pat- rick. The rest of the play present- ed Marne and Patrick as they grew up together. They faced many problems such as going from prosperity to poverty and then back to wealth, but they pulled through it all with love. The more than 50 member cast was the biggest problem, next to the ghost. Trying to get everyone to come to re- hearsal and finding costumes and props for all cast mem- bers hit on only a few of the problems with a huge cast, ac- cording to co-director Mrs. Renee Kouris, English teach- er. The company was able to overcome all of the costume and scene changes, missing props, and even ghosts by cooperation and hard work. There were a lot of people who auditioned, and the peo- ple who were picked were definitely the hardest work- ers,” said junior Kerry Deig- nan, who was Auntie Marne. After overcoming minor problems, everyone enjoyed a variety of triumphs. The most remarkable was that Auntie Mame was the most success- ful play in Theatre Munster’s history as far as ticket sales and audience sizes. Mr. Greg Ladd, drama teacher, said that approximately 1200 peo- ple came to see the play, so they profited almost $3000. Success just didn’t stop with ticket sales. There were many advantages with a big cast and with the play itself. ‘‘I thought it (the play) was pretty fun because I wasn ' t really nervous, and I thought I would be,’’ said freshman Scott Rubin who played young Patrick. Another advantage with a big cast was exposure to areas of theater. “It gives many peo- ple a chance to get on stage and know what acting is all about and realize theater isn’t all glamour,” said Mrs. Kouris. Although problems were present, the cast pulled through and gave a solid per- formance. Brigitte Viellieu, senior, summed it up by say- ing, “Rehearsals were tough, like they should be, but in the end it was worth it, and I think we put on one terrific show!” TWO lovebirds, senior Penny Lantz and junior Marvin Mickow, en- joy a moment alone at one of Auntie Marne ' s parties. These parties were all-night affairs, six days a week. CONFUSION sets in as Mame Dennis, junior Kerry Deignan, at- tempts to fill out a cash payment re- ceipt in her new job. Beauregard Burnside, junior Blase Polite, tries to help Mame with his order form for 24 pairs of roller skates, so he can get home quicker. DO WN South introductions are a big event, and Beauregard Burnside, junior Blase Polite, describes his new financee to Mother Burnside, senior Cindy Kopenec. Beauregard’s ex-girl- friend, junior Tyrah Fulkerson, stands by jealously. Auntie Mame RELIVING a former job, Auntie Marne, junior Rhonda Pool, and Vera, senior Brigitte Viellieu, sing together. As former chorus line dancers, they are reinacting one of their most famous dances. TWO left foot rollerskates do not please Macy’s customer, junior Rosanne Trippel, as she attacks the manager, sen- ior Wade VanOrman. Besides trying to keep Rosanne away, Wade also has to keep his balance as the woman’s son, freshman Scott Hinshaw, tries to tie the manager ' s shoelaces together. FATHERS are often viewed as the backbone of a family, but when Cal Jarrett, played by senior Mike Costello, is faced with problems he seeks help. Psychiatrist, Dr. Berger, played by senior Wade VanOrman, tries to help Cal sort out his problems. COACHES and athletes often disagree, and when Conrad Jarrett, played by junior Chris Gloff, comes back to the swim team, after being in the hospital for a year, he is no excep- tion. Coach Salan, played by junior Marvin Mickow, and Conrad argue over his swimming times. INTRODUCTIONS were hard for Conrad Jarrett, played by ju- nior Chris Gloff, after he came back from the mental hospital. Jeannine Pratt, played by junior Rhonda Pool, helps Conrad out by introducing her- self first. o 32 Winter Play G etting into Character INTENSE Students completely in charge of something was not common, but when junior Bla- se Polite student directed “Ordinary People " the cast handled the situation without taking advantage of it, nor be- ing unprofessional. The play centered on a seemingly ordinary upper middle class family, the Jar- retts. The family began to fall apart, though, when their son Buck died and the surviving son Conrad tried to commit suicide. The “perfect” family had to cope with extraordi- nary problems, which tore their lives ap art and took up most of their time putting the pieces back together. Acting such intense roles FRIENDSHIPS can be strained under the wrong conditions, and Karen Aldrich and Conrad Jar- ett, played by senior Penny Lantz and junior Chris Gloff, are no excep- tion. Conrad doesn’t realize Karen is trying to warn him that she is going to kill herself. T he hardest part was to get tears in my eyes. It was hard because crying is not something a guy does often. ” junior Chris Gloff and dealing with the emotion- al story line proved to have problems. “The hardest part was to get tears in my eyes,” said junior Chris Gloff, who played the lead, Conrad Jar- rett. “It was hard because cry- ing is not something a guy does often.” “The interpretation was definitely the hardest part. With a play like ‘Ordinary Peo- ple, ' even the slightest misin- terpretation of a line could ruin the effect of the play,” said senior Mike Costello, who played Conrad’s father. The play not only caused problems for the actors, but the plot also made the audi- ence uncomfortable. “I felt a little embarrassed because Conrad’s actions are like my own actions. To see one’s own image up on stage can make one feel uncomfortable,” said Junior Don Yang. Since the play was double casted, the actors were able to see the play from the audi- ence’s point of view. “I must have seen the play about 20 times, but I still cried every time,” said senior Sheila Pa- vol. Taking charge included more than met the eye. “Be- ing a director makes you look Professionalism shines as students take charge at things from a different per- spective — the set, the lines, everything,” explained Blase. “Acting and directing are two totally different worlds.” Although a student took charge of everything, the pro- duction and rehearsals were still run with a level of maturi- ty. “I was very impressed by Blase’s knowledge of directing and the control which he as- serted over every situation,” said Mike. As the Jarrett family finally began working out their prob- lems toward the end, so did the cast of “Ordinary People” rid themselves of any prob- lems and gave a performance with the necessary emotional intent and professional ele- ment. REMINISCING was hard for Beth Jarrett, played by senior Connie Boyden, as she put away trophies won by her son Buck who died a year earli- er. Cal Jarrett, portrayed by senior Mike Costello, tries to comfort his wife as she talks about her son. A. S he clarifies the situation, senior Dave Gershman, the man who brought the authors together, gives the reasons for the presence of the mystery writers, as senior Cindy Ko- penec listens on. DURING dress rehearsal, soph- omore Brian Zemaitis and senior Cin- dy Kopenec assume their roles as they practice a scene. 34 Done to Death etting into Character Triple luck I adds up to new additions Three ' s a charm! When the Theatre Munster undertook the task of producing an addi- tional third play within three weeks that was performed in the third month, this old, overused cliche proved to be appropriate for the “Done to Death” cast ' s situation. A third play was added to the regular fall and winter pro- ductions; a change from pre- vious years. ‘‘The demand and student interest was so high that I wanted to provide an op- portunity for the performers and the audience,” said Direc- tor Gregg Ladd. Differing opinions on the AFTER George, freshman Scott Rubin, tells Martha, junior Rozanne Trippel, that he is going to kill her, she laughs in his face. His intent to kill her was caused by his desire for her mon- ey. length of rehearsal time were expressed by members of the cast. “The short time factor caused a problem because I didn’t have time to learn my lines,” said senior Dave Gershman, who played Jason Summers, the man who gath- audience. ered the authors. On the contrary, junior Bla- se Polite, who played an au- thor, stated, “The short time to practice was beneficial be- cause you did not get tired of the Play when it was time to perform.” Having three weeks to write thirteen plots for a murder mystery series, the five au- thors of “Done to Death” dis- agreed over the culprit as they tried to collaborate and devise the perfect crime. Cast members performed with unusual props. “It was really interesting with the homing device because I had to put it on another character without anyone knowing what I was doing,” said senior Cindy Kopenic, author. " I had to pull a gun out of my pocket without anyone no- ticing because I was in a freeze while the spotlight was on someone else,” stated senior Tami Smith, the maid. With 800 tickets sold during the four performances on the last weekend of February, the play was deemed a success. " The characters were power- ful on the stage which gave the play its extraordinary magic that drew the atten- dance we anticipated,” said junior Dave Bukowski, stage manager. As most people thought that bad things arrived in threes, the Theatre Munster proved differently as an extra play broke the winter dol- drums. T he demand and student interest was so high that I wanted to provide an opportunity for the performers and the Director Gregg Ladd BY expressing his viewpoint, junior HEY baby, I love ya! Junior Blase Polite gives his rendition of how Heather Van Vactor is smothered in a to crack the mystery at hand. romantic dip by senior Dave Geyer. Done to Death ■ 35 ► Qetting into Character MIXTURE Half play, half movie combine for charity purposes Take a typical high school freak, jock, prom queen, nerd and basketcase. Put them to- gether in one room for nine hours, and most would expect a fight. Yet this was the setting for the movie “Breakfast Club” that was adapted to a stage play by the Theatre Munster. “Breakfast Club’’ was performed during the sec- ond weekend of May to raise money for the Lake County Public Library. ‘‘The play really hits home. Everyone can think of about ten people who fit each char- acter,” said junior Tim Lusk, who played the character of Bender, the freak. Parts of the production were filmed and projected on a screen. The play was per- formed at the Lake County Public Library, and, as a re- scenes. suit, the scenes when the stu- dents arrived at the school and ran through the halls had to be filmed. “The scenes that were filmed were vital to each role, and we couldn ' t drag the audience around to watch the scenes,” said Tim. All performers were veter- ans but inexperienced. “Be- junior Tim Lusk. cause we only had a certain amount of film, everything had to be perfect. We could not afford to mess up,” said junior Kerry Deignan, who played Clair, the prom queen. All proceeds from the $10 tickets went to help the Lake County Public Library System. According to Mr. Ladd, over $3,000 was raised. Additional performances were in the end of May at the Westminster Presbyterian Church and in July at the library again. Even with the variety of per- sonalities, all of the charac- ters were friends by the end of the story. The play was well attended and raised money to support the library, and al- though the characters said they wouldn’t be friends the next day, the money raised constituted a happy ending. T he scenes that were filmed were vital to each role, and we couldn ' t drag the audience around to watch the 99 LIMOUSINE service was giv- en to the cast members of “Breakfast Club” on closing night. Student direc- tor, junior Marvin Mickow, is being helped into the car by chauffeur David Slamkowski. REVEALING her true person- ality, Allison, the basketcase, played by senior Kelly Harle, tells her new friends of her problems and fears. At this point, a strong bond grows be- tween the five as their innermost se- crets are shared. 36 Breakfast Club ESCAPE from the principal ' s closet dominated the thoughts of the freak John Bender, junior Tim Lusk, as he climbed through the vents to return to his friends in the library. This is one of the scenes that had to be filmed to provide the effect of crawl- ing through the vents by use of the catwalks. MOVIE clips had to be incorpo- rated with the play, “Breakfast Club, " in order to include the parts which could not be performed on the stage. Cinematographer Eric Kay looks through the eye of the camera to set the scene and make sure everything is in its proper place. ROMANCE blossoms between two unusual people, Allison the bas- ketcase, played by senior Kelly Harle, and Andrew Carter the jock, played by junior Chris Gloff, after nine hours spent together in detention hall. A walk in the library by themselves helps bring them closer together. Breakfast Club 37 G etting into Character Jets and Sharks rumble to gain possession of turf Conflict, along with racial discrimination and immoral values, set the scene for the musical “West Side Story’’ performed during the first weekend of May. The play entailed two teen- agers intertwined in a forbid- den love, hoping to gain ap- proval from their friends. Tony, played by junior Randy Grudzinski, and Maria, por- trayed by senior Lori Kobus, came from two different back- grounds. Maria came from Puerto Rico and Tony was from America. Maria’s family denied her the right to be with Tony which led to their secret rendezvous. Their relationship was marred when they became more involved with the Jets, Tony ' s gang, and the Sharks, Maria ' s brother ' s gang. Be- cause the Sharks were Puerto Ricans and new to the neigh- borhood, the Jets declared war on them. As the story concluded, Tony unintentionally killed Maria ' s borther, Bernado, portrayed by junior Blase Po- lite, in a rumble between the two gangs. As Tony searched for Maria to explain what had happened, he was shot and killed by a Shark. Maria yelled at the gangs telling them they should be ashamed of them- selves and should stop their feuding because enough dam- age had been done. Both groups mourned Tony’s death and were united as one. A new change in the produc- tion involved the participation of teachers. Mr. Don Fortner, business teacher, portrayed Glad Hand; Mr. Jack Yerkes, English teacher, played Offi- cer Krupe; and Mr. Ed Robert- son, English teacher, depicted Doc. “I think that being a part of the musical was an interest- ing experience and helped to give me dramatic credibility as well as a better relationship with students,’’ stated Mr. Fortner. Besides the teachers, the audience enjoyed the produc- tion, also, as 2500 people at- tended. “I think you could tell they really worked hard be- cause of their style, move- ments, and their perfor- mance,’’ said sophomore Lauren Bittner. Cast members were satis- fied with their performances. “I liked the way everyone co- operated with each other and helped each other fit into their parts,’’ stated senior Rich Da- vis. Agreeing with Rich, Lori said, “Everyone had a lot of fun and did what they were supposed to do. I could have never done it without the help and encouragement that I had from everyone. Despite their major differ- ences, the two groups settled their disputes and became friends, living happily ever after. | think that being a part of the musical was an interesting experience and helped to give me dramatic credibility as well as a better relationship with students. ” — Mr. Don Fortner, business teacher PRACTICE makes perfect! As senior Tom Hemingway reads along, sophomore Susan Higgins and junior Dan Porter practice their lines during rehearsal. PUZZLED by the advice given from Mr. Ed Robertson, junior Randy Grudzinski, who portrayed Tony, is deep in thought. Mr. Robertson who played Doc, was a major influence in Tony’s decision about leaving his gang. 38 Musical TRAVELING in space is not what junior Aron Krevitz had in mind as his fellow gang members throw him up in the air. He was hoping for a safe landing when he reached the ground. CHA! Cha! Cha! The Sharks and the Jets snap their fingers and shuffle their feet as they dance to the beat. WE are the champions! Juniors Dan Porter and Aron Krevitz wallow in the glory of their victory over the Sharks. Musical 39 ► et t[ng Jn toCi racter How do you spell graduation? The line began moving fas- ter and faster; it was almost her turn. Her stomach be- came queasy. Thoughts ran through her mind. “What if I trip, what if I lose my shoe!” Time had run out. As her name was called, she proudly walked across the stage. Her fears turned to joyful relief. She shook hands with one of the School Board Members and walked away clutching her diploma in her hands. Sunday June 8 marked the day that the 320 seniors gath- ered with their relatives and friends in the fieldhouse to celebrate an end to four OVERJOYED, senior Dave Kend er sweeps senior Kristine Halas off of her feet with a warm embrace. After the graduation ceremony, many students gathered outside of the field- house to exchange congratulations and last good-byes. ADJUSTING his mortar board to a comfortable position, senior Tom Hemingway prepares for the com- mencement exercise. years. They listened to various speeches from honored stu- dents to School Board Mem- bers. Andrew Gordon, Valedicto- rian, was first to speak. He spoke of the future and how the seniors were “beginning a new phase of their lives.” After two songs were sung by the Senior Concert Choir, Salutatorian Eric Werth gave his speech. Filled with humor, he spoke of how when writing a research paper, “taking in- formation from one author is plagiarism, while taking from many is research!” The finality of the moment didn’t affect students right away. “I don’t think it really hit me until the procession from the auditorium to the field- house when I saw the chairs set up,” said senior Gary Mintz. To others, the impact of graduation was felt right away. “It was a feeling of re- lief, and now it’s time to cele- brate!” exclaimed senior Julie Safran. “It is probably one of the most mixed-up emotional mo- ments of your life because it’s sad that you are leaving close friends and happy because you have finally reached the moment you have strived for since your childhood,” said Mr. Don Fortner, Senior Class sponsor. As Dr. John Preston spoke the words, ‘‘You may nov move your tassles to the right,” so ended a chapter in the Class of 1986’s lives and left room for a bright, promis- ing future. BOBBY pins in place, sen ior Kelly Harle helps senior Lisa Layer secure her cap for the graduation ceremony. Seniors were told at graduation prac- tice to bring bobby pins to keep their caps in place. I t was probably one of the most mixed-up | emotional moments of your life because it ' s sad that you are leaving close friends and happy because you have finally reached the moment you have strived for since your childhood. Mr. Don Fortner 40 Graduation DIPLOMA in hand, Dr. Wallace Underwood, superintendent, con- gratulates senior Steve Checroun for graduating in the Top Ten. Steve was number four in a class of 338 stu- dents. “TURN your tassles to the right. " These words spoke by Dr. John Preston, principal, signalized graduation for 320 seniors. Gina Ba- cino, Larry Backe, and Susan Calla- han mov e their red and white tassles and wait for the recessional. Graduation 41 v-v — -V " - x ' ' " z s } » VA r» r 7v t ' Gold ' hits home Lights! Camera! Action! Star born in Munster Lights! Camera! Action! Words familiar to Hollywood were strange sounds in Mun- ster. However, the filming of “Gold Through the Fire” star- ring junior Renee Giragos, marked the beginning of the film industry in the Calumet Re- gion. In Gold Through the Fire, Mr. Gregg Ladd, drama teacher, coordinated all Indiana loca- tions and extras, plus played the role of the principal. The principal’s office and the Court Room in the Hammond City Hall were locations used in the upcoming movie. Renee found no disappoint- ments in spending her spare time to be in the movie. “The advantages are many, but dis- advantages? None! I’ve learned so much about true acting more than I ever thought possi- ble! The most wonderful thing, probably, was meeting all the wonderful and sincere people.” Mr. Ladd explained the movie was about a young man leaving Russia for freedom of religion and speech. Perhaps with the release of “Gold Through the Fire,” a star will be born. LIGHTS! Camera! Action! The film- ing of " Gold Through the Fire, " starring junior Renee Giragos, marks the begin- ning of the film industry in the Calumet Region. 42 News, Notes, and Nonsense MIRROR IMAGES Reflected details found in a piece of glass Extra pounds, untucked shirts, and messy hair passed by me longing for help. Reflect- ing images back to people and mirroring their every detail be- came all part of a days work as a shiny piece of reflecting glass. Students rapidly rushed through the morning looking at reflecting glass. Arriving in one’s seat by 7:45 a.m. didn’t leave much time for a student to take care of all his grooming needs. “Sometimes I get up so late that I just throw anything on and hope for the best, know- ing I’ll be able to put the finish- ing touches on in school,” stat- ed junior Kris Zaun. Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all? I want to say “You are.” LOOK AHEAD Studying the stars, students turn to horoscopes Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — This is your lucky year! Ro- mance is in the air, grades should improve, and employers will be knocking down your door. Words to live by this year: Do it up! Horoscopes such as this are read daily by millions of people, but how much people believe them and follow them varies greatly. " I’ll read the horo- scopes in the morning or late at night, and I like to see how much comes true,” said junior Wendy Beckman. Some people do take them a little more seriously. " If the horoscope says something like I’ll be creative that day, I’ll start a paper that isn’t due for a week,” said Laura Welsh, ju- nior. “If I’m having a bad day, and I read my horoscope, and it says I was supposed to have a bad day, then I can usually blame it on that,” said Marie Bradley, senior. People also casually read them for pure enjoyment. “I don’t go out of my way to read them, but whenever I read the comics, I’ll glance at my horo- scope for the day, " said senior Tom Gerike. Virgo (Aug. 24-Sept. 23) — This coming school year will be a good one. New friendships will start and grades will be good with hard work. Keep smiling, that fated romance is just ready to begin. NONSENSE always comes be- fore the news when relaxing and read- ing the newspaper. After reading the comics, sophomore Josh King takes time out to see what his horoscope pre- dicts for him. 1 out the day, students glanced through the stars had in store for them. As the day progressed, unbreakable addictions, tiresome hassles, juicy gossip, and the all purpose cafeteria worked their way into the students’ activities. Also thrown into the school routine was an occasional glance in the mirror to check if a hair was out of place or even to see if clothes needed straightening. Starting the morning paper to find out what Ah Compulsive eating habits. JL fast cars, and favorite toys were hard habits to break. Endless hours were spent satisfying obsessive addictions. ACl ■Mb ■ Running uncountable 0 errands, chauffeur- ing little brothers and sisters, and worrying about obeying curfews, students encounter hassles. aq ■ Jir W ntin 8 notes, tel- ling secrets and whispering latest news on the telephone helped spread hot, juicy gossip. sn ■ p ■ m Eating, meeting. and last minute studying filled the hectic cafeteria hours. MIRROR, mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all? Taking one last glance, junior Julie Lewellen makes sure her make-up is on right before parading around the halls to sell balloons for DECA. News, Notes, and Nonsense 43 cars toys » food » cars toys » food » cars » toys » food ♦ cars . . . Addictions . . . the compulsory need for another object that is habit forming. Addictive patterns took their toll on students’ cravings. Smoking cigarettes, drinking coffee, and charging on mom’s credit card were addictions Students found hard to break. Fixing ’em up THE Washing ’em down CRUISING VESSEL Students ' cravings for perfection multiply by keeping a close eye on cars ' performance Sports cars, family cars, big cars and little cars attracted all kinds of people. Color, quality and size determined the sort of car driven. Taking care of one’s car, stu- dents washed, waxed and pol- ished it. Students found it nec- essary to keep their cars in good condition in order to satis- fy their needs. “I like to clean out my car every day because I never know who is going to be driving in it,” replied senior Paul Manzano. Girls found that boys talked PROUDLY shining the hood orna- ment on her car, senior Lisa Hurubean finds pleasure in taking care of her car. She and her friends nicknamed her red oldsmobile " The Tomato Mobile " . about their cars so often that it became their favorite topic of discussion. “I hate going out with guys who talk about cars all the time because it becomes monotonous and boring, " stat- ed senior Cathleen Chevigny. Not only guys were infatuat- ed with their cars, but girls were too. “I’ll always remember the fun times I’ve had in the ' Toma- to Mobile ' ” stated senior Lisa Hurubean. Whether it was old cars, new cars, fast cars or slow cars, stu- dents’ addictions to cars had become a craze. TO ensure a smooth ride, senior Paul Manzano doublechecks the air in his tires. Constant upkeeping kept his car in tip-top shape. cars • toys • food • cars • toys • food • cars • toys • food cars • toy Toys for teens New doodads captured hearts of many Not the same rubber duckies, choo-choo trains, tug boats and teddy bears anymore. Stu- dents found new toys and gad- gets that replaced the old. No matter what size or age, toys belonged to everyone. Students had their own special " friends” to keep them com- pany. “I’m sixteen years old and have a cabbage patch kid that I talk to when I need a friend,” stated junior Kerry Deignan. Other students used toys to bring them good luck. " Ever since I carried a little stuffed animal with me to a speech meet, I received a first. Now I always make sure I have the stuffed animal with me,” re- plied senior Kristin Komyatte. Abracadabra was the magic word as students found that there was some kind of magic that attracted them to toys. Whether it was for a good luck charm or a special friend, stu- dents found comfort in their toys. TAKING the place of real animals, students turn to other companions for company. Junior Kris Zaun relates to her stuffed animals by telling them a bedtime story. Food fetishes Peanut butter and jelly don’t cut it anymore Popcorn, peanuts and crack- er jacks! No matter what kind of foods students preferred, each had his own weakness in decid- ing what kinds of food he ate. Varying taste buds determined the kinds of food in which stu- dents indulged. Ethnic backgrounds made a difference in determining one’s eating habits. Junior Dennis Lyudkovsky showed he liked food from his native country by eating sushi for breakfast. “I believe that habits are hard to break. I can ' t get used to Ameri- can food since I have been eat- ing sushi, ginger roots, and sea- weed since I lived in Russia.” Other students preferred their own creation of foods. " I love to eat lemons with salt on them because I like the sour taste,” replied senior Brigitte Viellieu. Whether it was native nour- ishments or original concoc- tions, students craved for their favorite foods. Focus on Addictions « 45 curfews • errands • carpooling • curfews • errands • carpooling . . . Hassles One sees a station wagon driving down the road with feet and heads sticking out everywhere, the latest Rolling Stones song blaring and an almost invisible driver hidden behind all of the people in the car. One can watch a creature carrying three bags of groceries, an armful of dry cleaning, and two gallons of milk with only a nose that is visible. Later that night one can hear a car door slam and barely catch a glimpse of a person sprinting up the lawn and running in the house, just as the moon turns full. These are not scenes from the three latest and hottest films. They are everyday occurrences like driving younger brothers and sisters around, running errands for parents, and maintaining curfews: commonly called hassles. License troubles Cruising can be more hassling than fun Joe Jones drove down the road with the radio blasting try- ing to drown out the noise of his brother and his brother’s five screaming friends as he drove them to a movie; the second one this weekend! For those with a driver’s li- cense and younger brothers or sisters, driving them around was a daily occurrence and a hassle. “I’ll just sit down to start my homework and the phone rings, and it is my broth- er calling for me to pick him up from practice,’’ said senior Craig Bomberger. Sometimes it wasn’t a hassle to drive a sibling around, but then a new problem popped up. FINDING a ride can be a hassle, but seniors Tom Gerike and Brian Flem- ing solve the problem by riding with senior Craig Bomberger. “Since my brother and I have the same practice schedule, it ' s no problem for me to drive him around. I hate it, though, when he tells his friends they can have a ride home,” said Champ Merrick, senior. “I’m constantly piling my sis- ter and ail of her friends in the station wagon to take them somewhere,” said senior Cath- leen Chevigny. For those who did not drive, the problem was to find a ride first. " With my brother away at college and none of my friends having their licenses, we some- times get desperate and call a cab to take us wherever, " said sophomore Pat Schreiner. No matter what it takes to get a ride, those without a li- cense will find a way, and more often than not, older brothers and sisters come to the rescue. - Jfti curfews • errands • carpooling • curfews • errands • carpooling • curfews errands carpooling • curfews GO FOR THIS, GO FOR . . . Whatever errands teens are sent to accomplish “Joey, will you run to the store and pick up a gallon of milk?” asked Mom. “No way! All I ever do is run errands! " complained Joey. For many, turning 16 meant obtaining a driver’s license as soon as possible, but they soon realize that added responsibil- ity came with that little card. “My mom usually asks me to fill up the car’s tank, and that is about it,” said senior Sue Hack- ett. Times came up when running errands was not that big of a deal. “When I first got my li- cense, I asked my mom to send me on errands because I was excited to drive,” said junior Barb Payne. Running errands can be an aggravation, a sense of obliga- tion, or even fun, but no matter what the situation, last minute responsibilities were handed down to students. RITUALS, like taking the garbage out, can be made less of a hassle. Sen- ior Michael Goldsmith shows this by lis- tening to his Walkman. Checking the clock Running in the door THE NICK OF TIME Whether a fairy tale princess or a real person, curfews were met, or in L o a pumpkin one turned The clock struck one as Suzy man Amy Fraser. " I’m careful Smith jumped out of her golden coach (her boyfriend ' s red Cor- vette), slammed the door and ran into the house. Once inside she was met with two pairs of glaring eyes. Suzy was an hour late and had bigger problems to deal with than her clothes turn- ing to rags or her boyfriend ' s car turning into a pumpkin. Parents have required cur- fews and have expected their child to live by them for the longest time, but trouble start- ed when the curfews were broken. “If I’m late, I just tell my parents exactly where I was and what I was doing, and they don’t get too mad,” said fresh- RELIEF is expressed on senior Kristin Keen ' s face as she tiptoes into her house past curfew. Curfews are often stretched to the limit. the next time.” Although most parents kept strict curfews, the time varied with the night’s plans. “My cur- few changes with the kind of plans I have,” explained senior Kristin Keen. “If I have a date, I can say out later, but if I’m at a big party, I have to be in a little earlier.” “I usually don’t ask for a later curfew because within a half an hour of the time I have to be in, everyone else does too and there’s nothing left to do,” said junior Don Yang. Whether turning into a pum- kin or facing the wrath of par- ents was the result of coming in late, curfews existed, and there was no way to avoid them. Un- less you have a fairy godmoth- er!! Focus on Hassels 47 WEIGHTED down with packages, senior John Mybeck takes groceries out of the car as he finishes one of many errands his parents sent him to PSST . Seniors Floyd Stoner and Brigitte Viellieu use their library time to exchange secrets. Nothing was easier than spilling the beans when you know some hot gossip! SUPERMAN was not the only one to receive secrets in a phone booth. Ju- nior Colleen Smith receives her secret message through the telephone wires just as fast. 11 ■ writing notes • telling secrets • talking on the phone • writing no . . . Gossip High school students study communication during their four years in school; however, their greatest expertise lied in a conversational piece that was never formally studied . . . gossip! Whether it was by keeping secrets, talking on the phone or writing notes, teenagers were frequently involved in this conversational piece. Digging it up Dishing it out HOT LINE TO GOSSIP With the touch of a button , the telephone became a way to spread the hottest gossip As the clock struck 6 p.m., Michele sunk deeper into her blue bean bag chair. Valerie plopped onto her pink bed- spread, and Linda paced back and forth waiting for the phone to ring to find out where the TGIF celebration would take place that next weekend. For teenagers, the telephone proved to be a quick form of communication whether one needed that tough algebra problem explained or even to find out the latest sizzling gos- sip. ‘‘Having two sisters in high school, our line is usually tied up because we are trying to find out what ' s happening with our own friends, " explained sopho- more Julianne Chevigny. Ranging from five minutes to two hours, students were limit- ed on the amount of time to talk on the phone. ‘‘My parents don’t want me talking on the phone more than 5 minutes un- less it has to do with school. They said that none of their friends could get anything but a busy signal, " remarked fresh- man Nicole Rusnak. At the touch of a button, and an arm’s length away, the tele- phone was used to ease the hustle and bustle for Michele, Valerie and Linda. writing notes • telling secrets • talking on the NR Mum ' s the Word All’s quiet as students keep it under their hats “Keep that secret under your hat!” exclaimed Judy as she told her best friend of the newest couple. “Don’t worry, I won’t let the cat out of the bag, " said Karen as she ran to her next class spreading the latest gossip. Se- crets flowed through the halls even when “mum” was the word. CAMOUFLAGED among the books, juniors Dan Hollis and Tim Black- mun forget their homework assign- ments to discuss plans for the evening. WORTH WRITING ABOUT All you need is a pen And a piece of paper With the speed of a bullet, white pieces of paper passed through anxious hands throughout the day. The contents of the students’ notes varied from gossipy talk to love letters, to answers on Friday’s English test. “If I am bored during a lecture, I will start writing notes to people to find out the arrangements for the upcoming weekend,” stat- ed junior Kris Zaun. Writing notes proved to be scapegoats for those who didn’t want to face up to a per- son. “I think it would be easier to ask a girl out in a note instead of face to face,” explained ju- nior Brian Giannini. For those students who got caught during class with a note, the consequences varied. “I got caught with a note that said how easy the class was going to be, and the teacher read it. Thereafter, the class was not easy,” said junior Dan Porter. From smoke signals to tele- graph to laser communication, man has always found a way to communicate and no form has been as widely used as the sim- ple, folded-up paper note! Students often told their se- crets to people they trusted. “I like to tell my friends my deep- est secrets,” stated junior Chris Gloff, “except once you tell someone, it ' s not a secret. " The definition of a secret had many connotations. “I think a secret is something that I do not want people to know,” said senior Greg Chip. No matter what kind of se- cret was told or kept, everyone had a weakness to spill the beans. u.s. Postal Service was not the only way to send messages air mail. Senior Mark Johnson demonstrates the cen- tury old method of sending messages by air. Focus on Gossip 49 mv " ' i 7 n " I - ' . ' N Vx y X — O — ' .-V ' ' ■ . ■N N - ✓ " - ' , ,S - , V ' , . ' s ) J ' --l " - " .t-TlV,- ' -. ' ' c. ' -Vl ' eating • meeting • studying • eating • meeting • studying • eating . . . cafeteria . . • Rob ran down the hall with a doughnut in one hand and coffee in the other. Kelly listened attentively as Cindy filled her in on the latest news while Eric rushed to finish his algebra homework. While this may sound like mass confusion, it really just reflects cafeteria life. Picking it out IN Eating it up FOR A TREAT Cafeteria food can be a relief to an empty stomach or something to tie a person over Sleepy-eyed and tired, or just plain hungry and social, stu- dents gathered in the cafeteria before school, after school and during lunch. At times, students were so engrossed in conversa- tions that they came storming out of the cafeteria with a cup of hot coffee in one hand, books in the other hand and a half of a jelly doughnut dripping from their watering mouths. The cafeteria served more than lunches. For those who needed an extra morning lift, breakfasts were prepared by the kitchen staff. “I ' m glad the cafeteria serves food in the morning because I usually don’t have time to eat breakfast be- fore the bus comes,’’ explained junior Cathi Cak. When it got down to it, it didn’t matter how the food tasted, just as long as it satis- fied the growling stomachs. LUNCH hour can be the needed break in a busy day. Sophomores Jenni- fer Paulson and Andrea Roy use this time to catch up on gossip. studying • eating • meeting • studying • eatir BEAT THE CLOCK Students rapidly cram for last minute exams Tick, tock, tick, tock! Lori Lol- lipop tried to beat the clock while hurrying to cram for first hour’s exam. Students often turned the cafeteria into “study sessions”. Four hours a day, the cafete- ria became a study hall. “I have study hall first hour, and unless I have homework to do, I usual- ly catch up on shut-eye,” stat- ed junior Tim Blackmun. Lunch time was not always munch time for last minute test crammers. “Many times I do my homework at lunch. Once I spilled my drink on it,” stated sophomore Craig Scott. " Try explaining a milk-drenched pa- per to your teacher!” Students seeking solitude searched out peaceful study ta- bles. " Sometimes I will sit in the corner away from people gos- siping so I can study for a test,” said senior Jennifer Brennan. As the hands on the clock fi- nally move to end the day, books were closed and the cafeteria rested until the next day. While looking for the most convenient place to shoot the breeze, students gathered in the cafeteria to get in the social scene. Students exercised their jaws with classmates to discuss the latest gossip or future weekend plans in this hot meet- ing spot. For those who wanted to jab- ber and chat, the cafeteria seemed to be the “ideal site”. “I think the cafeteria takes the place of the telephone. When I am gossipping on the phone, my mom has to pry the phone from my ear,” stated sopho- more Kathy Romar. “At school TRAFFIC can be seen in the cafete- ria no.matter if it is early in the morning, at lunch time, or during passing period. The lunch room is a popular place to get together and a convenient shortcut to classes. I can always meet with my friends to gossip in the cafete- ria.” For the early birds, the cafe- teria was a place to wake up and enjoy a few free minutes talking with friends. “In the morning I go to the cafeteria because I can get a cup of cof- fee and find out the hottest gos- sip,” said senior Lisa Gonzales. The picky eaters in the crowd who chose not to eat still resort to the cafeteria during lunch- time instead of the library or commons to rap with heir bud- dies. “Ever since I found a piece of hair in my pizza, I try to stay away from school food as much as possible, so instead I just go to the cafeteria to gab with friends,” stated sophomore Jenny Dedlow. Come Listen to what ' s Cooking Now Bundled up from hats to boots, with backpacks neatly packed away with homework, students patiently waited in the cafeteria, for the arrival of their bus while they babbled and gabbed about the day’s events. Focus on Cafeteria 51 w ay to go ace! Team members seniors Patty Hittle, Lisa Mansueto, and sophomore Jen Paulson congratulate Laura Siska (42) on acing a serve to their opponent, The volleyball team finished the season with a 19-6 record. Leverage is important in wrestling to achieve a winning combination. Senior Jerry Pupillo utilizes a sudden switch to pin his opponent in the Lake Suburban Conference meet at Lake Central. 52 Have talent will perform is the last minutes of sixth hour ticked away, students mentally organized their after-school plans. For some, this meant a quick run to Dairy Queen and then home to catch the latest episode of Love Connection. Yet, for others, the day was just beginning as they dashed off to the after school hot spot — the locker rooms to tackle their athletic interests. A year full of ups and downs found the football team turn from a disappointing 1-5 start to charge through the second season half and win their first Sectional crown ever. As senior Sue Hackett qualified for the State Cross Country meet, the Boys ' varsity swimmers were upholding their undefeated dual meets record for the past three years. Expecting the unexpected became commonplace as fans discovered That their favorite athletes calling cards F ingertips above his opponent, senior Dave Render soars for the opening jump ball. Due to a change in the Indiana Athletic High School Association basketball rules, jump balls only opened the contest. Any other dead ball action resulted in alternative possessions. Sports Divider WATCHING the game in the rain, the parents continue to root the team to victory. The mere presence of a parent in the stands gave some players an incentive. 7 want my Mom, to cheer me on Neither rain nor sleet nor snow stopped par- ents from watching their child in a sport. Whether it was football, volleyball, or track, par- ents stuck by their child and supported the team. Although the explanations for coming to the games differed from parent to parent, Mrs. Carolyn Johnson had only one reason to at- tend, ‘‘What pulls me to the game every time, is to see my son play in the football game.” Because of the large attendance by player’s parent, a group was formed called Mustang Moms. The purpose was similiar to that of the cheerleaders. ‘‘We support the player any way we can by putting up banners, giving treats after the games and also waving red and white flags,” explained Mrs. Rita Kapp. Players felt that sometimes they became un- comfortable with their parents attending. “I really feel uncomfortable when I hear that your parents often have been bragging about you” said senior Brian Dillion. Along the same line, junior John Burson ex- pressed a similiar feeling. “I feel that parents often tell you what strategies you should have used, but during the game you didn ' t have their advice or tactics.” Whether the team won or lost or a player fumbled or fouled, Mom and Dad were at the game cheering on their pride and joy. Spirit Lifters: (front row) Mike Gustai- tis, Rob Marshak, Dan Kaegebein, Tom Fierek (row 2) Randy Grudzinski, Mike Irk, John Burson (back row) Morgan Noel, Chuck Novak, Damon Karras, John Stewart. Freshmen Cheerleaders: (front row) Kender, Fleather Fesko (back row) Ally Jenny Zavatsky, Mary Tosiou, Darlene Dedelow, Tammy Hollis, Jen Wilhem. Junior Varsity Cheerleaders: (front Julianne Chevigny, Natalie Kajurna, row) Patricia Camino, Susan Higgins, Rhonda Pool. Eve Karras (back row) Mary Blaesing, Varsity Basketball Cheerleaders: (front Harle, Cheryl Cooper, row) Christy Thill, Cathy Labitan, Holly 54 Morale Boosters Munster Mustangs we’re for you, come on and fight, come on and fight, Rah! Rah! Imagine the scene: The peo- ple cheering, the cheerleaders yelling, and the spirit lifters shouting. All had the same in- tention, to cheer the team to victory. In all kinds of weather, the cheerleaders forfeited free time to boost the morale of the POISED with victory in her eyes, junior Cheryl Cooper, Varsity Cheer- leader encourages the team with a jubi- lant chant. players. “I think it is important to boost the morale because it gives the players an incentive to go on,” said junior Rhonda Pool, Junior Varsity Cheer- leader. “It makes them feel im- portant to know someone is be- hind them.” Though the cheerleaders en- couraged the team at every game, not everyone appreciat- ed the effort. “When people don’t appreciate the cheer- leaders and comment on their actions, it does discourage us,” explained Rhonda. Although the cheerleaders had received criticism about their cheering, the squad con- tinued to root for the team. “The best time to cheer is when the team is losing because any- one can cheer for a winning team, but it takes a real cheer- leader to cheer when the team is behind,” said junior Christy Thill, Varsity Cheerleader. Rooting a team on during a game was not the only way cheerleaders psyched the ath- letes. The squad baked cookies for snacks, decorated lockers, CAPt MU Tang Varsity Football Cheerleaders: (front row) Kelly Harle, Holly Harle (back row) Andrea Petrovich, Kristen Komyatte, Jenny Dedlow. PREP ARING for the pep ral- ley, sophomore Don Williams, captain Mustang, works with the cheerleaders to bring out the victory bell. The victory bell is used to excite the crowd and boost the spirit. Morale Boosters « 55 nsung heroes behind-the-scene Filling and carrying waterbottles, donating extra time to become part of a team, staying late to wash and fold uniforms and hurrying to write down the statistics of a game described only a part of a manager’s duties. Although a manger’s job consisted of many tasks, managers enjoyed their positions. “I wanted to become a manager because I en- joyed the sport, (basketball) and I wanted to become part of the team,” explained senior Ron Reed. “If I couldn’t be a player on the team, I wanted to help out in any way I could.” Coaches appreciated managers’ help. “It frees me up from things, so I can help the ath- letes,” explained Mr. Ross Haller, freshmen basketball coach, and government teacher. “Managers make things move smoother.” Team members thought managers added a definite asset to the team. “Managers are ex- tremely helpful! Managing a team with 60 peo- ple on it is a tough job for two coaches, so the help of the managers is very important,” re- marked senior Dave Levin, swim team member. Managers felt their job provided a good ex- perience. Being part of a team and feeling the victory as well as the defeat make everyone on the team pull closer together. I would never regret being a manager for anything else,” Ron added. As the athletes took to the field, courts, or water, managers busily worked behind the scenes organizing uniforms and equipment. These unsung heroes knew they added their own points to help the season run smoothly. HELPING the basketball coach, manager Cindy Au- burn, freshman, tapes up junior Cindy Simko ' s injured knee. Managers proved to be a definite asset to the team when problems arised. 56 Morale Boosters EXACT times are important for each meet. Junior Raquel Matthews and sophomore Amelia Noel stop the clock at the precise time as the swim- mer touches the wall. SKIRTS and pom poms are not needed for the GTO girls to root on the team. Making signs and wearing red and white T-shirts is one way the girls psyche up the team for competition. spirit Lifters pinned up posters and made hoops. Hoops were circular pa- per constructions that the foot- ball players jumped through as they ran on to the field. The squad put much time to- ward cheerleading and found it worthwhile. “I think being a cheerleader is worthwhile be- cause it is a way to bring more students to work together for the same cause, cheering the team to victory,” explained senior Kelly Harle, Varsity cap- tain. Along with making signs and providing for the team, the cheerleaders tee-peed the ENTHUSIASTIC smiles and painted signs kept seniors Kristen Komyatte and Andrea Petrivich moti- vated with Mustang power. To boost morale, cheerleaders often made hoops for the players to jump through as they ran out to the field. players’ houses. " One time we had the wrong house and a man came out with a giant baseball bat and started yelling and run- ning after us,” remembered ju- nior Cheryl Cooper, Varsity C heerleader. Even though the cheer- leaders had mishaps tee-peeing the homes, the players still ap- preciated the squad for boost- ing their (football players) mo- rale. “I like when they (the cheerleaders) tee-pee my house because it’s not boring like the pep rallies,” said junior Moragan Noel, junior varsity football player. The cheerleaders were not the only group that helped psy- che up the team; the spirit lifters helped also. Spirit lifters were a group of boys who worked with the cheerleaders to root on the basketball team. “I think it was a good idea to have spirit lifters because not only did they promote school spirit, but the crowd really en- joys them,” said Mrs. Linda Scheffer, Home Economics teacher. Agreeing with Mrs. Scheffer, junior Randy Grudinski, varsity spiritlifter, said that having spir- it lifters was a good idea be- cause it adds another dimen- sion to the spirit of the game. In the end, whether it was a win or a loss, both cheerleaders and spirit lifters rooted the team on and continue to chant the victory cheer: What’s the Mustang Battle cry? V-l-C-T-O-R-Y! Wrestling GTO: (front row) Jeneane Roach, Donna Gladish, Jennifer Atwood, Jenny Remmers, Amy Gluth, Joanna Clements, Renee Maxin, So- phua Marinos (Row 2) Amy Rrankv- voch, Karla Franciskovich, Jen Ober- chain, Robin Crewuecki, Shelley Marmalejo, Jen Uzubell. Michelle In- gram, Natalie Fabian (Row 3) Karyn Dahlston, Kim Kumiega, Andrea Whit- low, Michelle Jones, Raquel Matthews, Allison Potts, Amelia Noel, Pamela Pool. Swimming GTO: (front row) Rhonda Keown, Jen Fraser, Cheryl Poo, Connie Boyden, Amy Fraser, Angie Pavicevich (Row 2) Amy Frankovich, Laura Baker, Jenny Baker, Renee Maxin, Karla Fran- ciskovich, Karen Kanulski. (Row 3) Kel- ly Jones, Catheri ne Cak, Cindi Jacob- sen, Allison Potts, Joann Clements, Jenny Gust (Row 4) Amelia Noel, Lisa Thomas, Karyn Dahlston, Stacy Mus- kin, Michelle Sohrbeck, Karen Russel, Jen Uzubell, Crristine Bobeck. Morale Boosters 57 ► 1 1 With a mid-season deep breath, team finds Every athlete has exper- ienced the feeling. The awful tightness in his chest grips harder ripping at him until the pain becomes unbearable. The breaths come faster, get- ting deeper and deeper while muscles scream in agony. Suddenly, a burst of energy. His second wind. The extra push to keep him going. The Varsity Football Team illus- trated this phenomenon per- fectly. After a losing first half of the season, they “took a deep breath” and charged ahead to break even with a final record of 6-6. “I think it showed the team’s character,” said sen- ior Dave Sanders, quarter- back. “We picked ourselves up and then pushed even harder until we came out on top.” Teamwork illustrated one factor that bred success for the team in overcoming the odds stacked against them. “The feeling among the team was great,” said Head Coach Leroy Marsh, Health and Safe- ty teacher. “They stuck to- gether and worked like I’ve never seen before.” Strategy proved itself as an important element in the team ' s success. “One reason we did so well is because we improved our mental game. We started thinking about what we were doing,” Dave said. Forgetting about past losses, the team believed they could do their best. " We be- lieved in ourselves and ig- nored our previous losses. We only concentrated on what was ahead of us,” stated sen- ior tri-captain Jeff Kapp. Players felt that the high- light of the season was the vic- tory against Bishop Noll that captured the first Sectional Ti- tle for the team. " The feeling is unexplainable, " stated sen- ior captain, Mark Johnson. “Winning the first Sectionals title for your school gives a real sense of accomplish- ment.” Coach Steve Wroblewski, math teacher, explained two CHARGE ! as the cheer- leaders hold the spirit hoop before the game, senior Jeff Kapp ( 21), tri- captain, leads the team in crashing on to the field with a burning hunger to win. Fans and cheerleaders support helped encourage the team through the season. LOOKING over the game plan before playing Highland, coaching staff Mr. Al Bucknowski, Mr. Leroy Marsh, and Mr. Ed Roberson review strategies in preparation for the " Bat- tle of the Bridge. " Despite this prep- aration, the Mustangs lost 19-7. Ridge Road ' s bridge destined to be painted blue and white. factors to their success. “We had great offense and defense this season. The boys knew what they wanted, and they went out and got it.” After the crushing 23-7 de- feat of Bishop Noll, the team advanced to Regionals. The game was played on the Mus- tang field against the Hobart Brickies. “We knew they were tough, but we never let it get us down,” stated junior Dave Gladich. Throughout the week pre- ceding the Regionals game, tension mounted and anxiety rode high for the players. School spirit increased and everyone became involved. “I really started getting nervous for the team,” commented ju- nior Dana Baker. " It seemed like the whole school was caught up in the spirit.” Increased spirit affected the team’s attitude. “We appreci- ated everyone being behind us, but maybe if they had sup- ported us from the start, we would have done better,” stated Jeff. When the fateful day ar- rived, the rain began to pour. It started early in the morning and continued throughout the day, but the players did not consider it a setback. “We usually won when we played in the rain,” said junior Dan Hol- lis, “so we did not give up hope.” But it was not meant to be. Through the driving rain, the Brickies roared over the Mus- tangs to defeat them 41-0. “It was upsetting because I knew this was my last season,” ex- pressed Mike. ‘‘But I was proud of what we had already achieved.” Despite that defeat, out- standing performance earned several athletes awards. Offensive Lineman awards were given to seniors Mike Irk UNIFIED in their desire to beat Lowell, the Varsity Football Team members fire up during pre- game warmups in the final moments before the band members strike up the " Star Spangled Banner.” This en- thusiasm led the team to a 29-6 victo- ry. « 58 Football AFTER the snap, senior Dave Sanders (7), quarterback, steps back and waits for an open receiver to pass to. Dave ' s efforts did not pay off as the Mustangs lost the Homecoming game to the Mishawaka Marian Knights, 14-21. SOAKED and tired, senior Tony Vranesevich (44), offensive tackle, waits to see if the first down was achieved. The Mustangs went on to defeat Calumet, 35-0. i i At the Bishop Noll Game we were locked out of the bathrooms. Imagine a group of cold, rainsoaked, tired football players, con- templating breaking the door down, J } Charley Shoemaker, senior Side Lines Valparaiso H ' ghland Griffith Lowell Lake Central e ctionai s Bishop m 0 ii H egionals Hobart 23 Junior 41 Varsity Football Highland M Hs opp Griffith 15 £ Lowell 20 iJ Andrean 26 cT n Point i 6 0 Calumet 21 2 n 6-0 10 « and Dan Tharp, who both also made First Team All Confer- ence. While senior Mark John- son and junior Dan Hollis re- ceived Most Offensive Back. Senior Jeff Kapp was award- ed Pride, Hustle, and Desire, the Niksic Leadership award, and Most Defensive Back. Jeff also made First Team All Con- ference. Seniors John Slivka and Tom Zudock, First Team All Conference, were awarded the Headhunter and the Most Defensive Lineman, respec- tively. Senior Rich Gardner was presented with the Coach ' s award while senior Brian Dillon received the Big Blue award. The Whitey Sheard Scholar- ship, awarded to the player with the highest grade point average, was given to senior Dave Sanders. The football team created an uproar of school spirit by beating the odds and coming out ahead. By catching their second wind and sticking it out until the end, they proved that they would not be forgotten. They captured the first Sec- tional title for the school and they would do it again if they could. “We caught our second wind in the end,” explained Jeff, “and we made everyone take notice.” NEITHER rain nor hail of night could stop the Mustangs during the second half of the season as the team won five games under rainy con- ditions. Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Powell accompany their son Eric on to the field during pre-game festivities for Senior N ight. Lost in thought as he contemplates the upcoming game, Eric seems oblivious to the pouring rain. Football CRASHING past his Mishawaka Marian opponents to break free of their tackle, senior Mark Johnson (32) attempts to run for a first down. STRATEGY is the name of the game as senior Jeff Kapp (21) out- lines the next play for the offensive line. The Stangs’ organization and play planning produced a winning sea- son. VICTORY is a feeling like no other. The Varsity Football Team celebrates this feeling by hoisting the Sectionals trophy after defeating Bishop Noll 23-7 to earn Munster ' s first sectional title. Sophomore Football Team: (front row) Jim Torreano, Ted Vrehas, Larry Wiley, Mike Mertz, Gary Eldridge, Jim Dryjanski, Mark Panozzo, Mark Rop- er, Tom Johns, (row 2) Rich Robisiak, Rob Marshak, Joe Knigh t, Chris Dywan, Jim Magremes, Paul Flarding, Bill Paz, Mike Brozovick. (Back row) Carl Bohlin, Jay Jones, Brian No- votny, Steve Moskovsky , David Schoon, Anthony Grady, Bill Melby. Freshman Football Team: (front row) Ted Panos, Mike Konyu, Mike Obuch, Rajiv Chopra, Jamie Volk, Tom Elli- son, Steve Webber, Kevin Mybeck, Art Giannini, Scott Orr, John Goodrich, (row 2) Steve Cerajewski, Chris Bohl- ing, Brad Glendening, Mark Mato- sovsky, Ray Garzinski, Donnel Etiene, Bob Kemp, Chris Steel, Chris Harding, Aaron Franko, Brian Darnell. Mike Guerra, Jeff Crist, Vic Fortin, Jason Dragos. (Back row) Coach Dennis Haas, Coach Dennis Spangler, John Novak, Andy Maniotes, Dean Juko- vich, Jason Ryband, Brendan Sheehy, Chris Casper, John Uykich, Jim Koch, Anthony Powell, Mike Trilli, Eric Park- er, Rich Myer, Pat Vale, Coach Nicho- las Woodrick. Varsity Football Team: (Front row) Dan Porter, Tony Hanas, David Gla- dich, Mike Gustaitis, Don Mikrut, Steve Strick, Brian Gianini, Bill Wrona. (row 2) Dave Sanders, Marty Collins, Eric Powell, Jeff Pavelka, Jerry Pu- pillo, Mark Johnson, Jeff Kapp, Brian Dillon, Tom Hemingway, (row 3) Char- ley Shoemaker, Chuck Novak, John Mybeck, Dan Tharp, Damon Karras, Spiro Megremis, Dan Fandrei, Rick Gardner, David Webber, (row 4) John Slivka, Thad McNair, Tom Zudock, Greg Houser, Eric Elman, Mike Irk, Tony Vransevich, Dan Hollis, (row 5) Franklin Schieve, Lance Karzas, Mor- gan Noel, Matt Dwenger, Adam Tavi- tas, Dan Kegebein, Randy Grudzinski, John Burson. (back row) Coach Leroy Marsh, Coach Ed Robertson, Coach Steve Wroblewski, Coach Jack Verkes, Coach Al Buknowski, Coach Mark Agerter. Football « 61 Sidel t ‘ Venn MHS ESS- - " . a£u«« B - SES »« " VFe were all friends. We worked, laughed, practiced and won together. In a word: unity. 9 9 Senior Steve Oberc SSSy sssrSow Gavit St. Joseph Lo ' Ne " Ca um e ' A, ndrean Sectiona ' s S K opN° " ’SSSSj. Setr i- State £ $«« A dams State {SWw- u mestead " f 77ie team- work was as- tounding. The seniors excer- cised great lead- ership in aiding younger team- mates. 9 9 Coach Musselman HotnesWaa READY to volley senior Jim Harrison waits for the ball while his partner junior Don Yang runs to the net. As a team, Jim and Don played number one doubles. FORM and style are important factor in playing tennis. Junior Jay Po- tasnik, number two singles player, il- lustrates his perfected forehand shot. IN preparation for the upcoming match, freshman Michael Moskovitz and Coach Ed Musselman discuss and review Mike ' s performance. Mike went on to finish the season undefeat- ed. WAITING for the return of his serve, senior Mark Oberlander watch- es to determine where he should run. Mark played number one singles for the Varsity team and earned MVP and State Mental Attitude awards. « 62 ► Boys ' Tennis Swirling season sweeps boys; As the tornado hit Kansas, Dorothy bounced against the window and fell unconscious. When she “awoke”, she found herself lost in a strange land. With her friends, she followed the yellow brick road to reach her destination and made it home again. So much for fic- tion. A tornado also hit the Calu- met Region — this time in the form of the Varsity Tennis Team. The boys blew in to be- gin their season in September with a driving force to win. " The team members who did not achieve desired goals last season had their goals set for the new season,” stated Coach Ed Musselman, math teacher. So the team set out to achieve their goals, finish- ing 20-3. Many factors contributed to the team’s winning season. “We all had a strong will to win,” explained junior Jay Po- tasnik number two singles player. " Another strong point of the team was that they worked together,” Coach Musselman said. “They con- stantly encouraged each oth- er and cheered for team- mates at matches.” Senior leadership also played an important role in the team ' s success. “Our sev- en seniors were great help to their co-players,” said Coach Musselman. “Playing as a senior on the team was a good experience,” said number one doubles play- er Jim Harrison, senior. " It really makes you feel like a team if you work together.” Another reason for the team’s success was the addi- tion of many talented, new members. " Freshman Mike Moskovitz was literally an un- I stoppable force in play,” stat- ed Coach Musselman. Playing number three singles, Mike was the only freshman on the varsity and also the only play- er to finish the season unde- feated. The team progressed and entered Sectionals placing first overall. After finishing first at Regionals and second at Semi-State, the boys took fourth at the State Finals. " We had the best season ever, " ex- claimed senior Mark Ober- lander. “Just goes to show what you can do if you put your mind to it!” Mark went on to win the state Mental Atti- tude award and he was also named Most Valuable Player. Other awards included Mike Moskovitz, Most Valuable Freshman; junior Don Yang and seniors Joe Gray and Steve Oberc, three Most Im- proved Players; and senior Jim Harrison, junior Jay Po- tasnik, as well as Moskovitz, Yang, Gray and Oberc earned All-Conference honors. So just like the fictional characters in the “Wizard of Oz”, the Varsity Tennis Team found the right road to suc- cess, overcame the obstacles, and came out on top. Boys ' Tennis Team: (front row) Jay Potasnik, Mike Guitierrez, Mike Mos- kovitz, Peter Arethas, Steve Hess, Scott Hinshaw, Swami Nagubodi. (row 2): Andrew Hahn, Steve Oberc, Giri Sakar, Adam Ochstein, Don Yang, Mitch Gardberg, Jim Karr, Dave Ber- riger, Joe Johnson, Mitch Sparber, Conrad Almase. (back row): Joe Gray, Mark Oberlander, Jim Harrison. Joe Solan, Doug Johnson, Dimitri Arges, Craig Scott, Phil Sorak, Mike Ma- cenko, Josh King, Mark Saks, George Melnik, Pablo Bukuta. Steve Carroll, Ray Gupta, Coach Ed Musselman, Ra- jesh Shetty. Boys’ Tennis bd PRAISING freshman Heather Ferro on a good run, senior Sue Hackett shows her encourage- ment. Despite this team spirit, the girls finished fourteenth in the High- land Invitational. LIMBER muscles are impor- tant to avoid injuries and accidents. Freshman Heather Flemming careful- ly stretches out her leg muscles be- fore the meet against Griffith. Girls’ Cross Country jsterton inland jsxei hland om Trail it one Grove well bart jlfe ' cSral tebel Ron Lake Central Andrean gSCS " AHS ,1 oC, 3rd 21-35 21-35 15-50 2nd 31-2 2nd 20-3| 6-7 14th 2nd z 2nd ! 2nd 3rd 5 25-30 2nd 25-30 2nd 58 13th 10th 35th i i The worst thing about the season was having to run in bad weather, especially the rain and cold, y y Roz Lambert, junior i ( We ran as a pack, close togeth- er, to help keep the team gap relative- ly small, y y Sue Hackett, senior Girls’ Cross Country Girls pushed onward to end on a High note ® ® by qualifying one for State Going from a “D” to an " A”, poverty to wealth, and fat to thin, were difficult tasks to ac- complish. The Girls’ Cross Country Team also had a tough task to accomplish. They had to move past a slow start. “Even though we got off to a slow start, by the end of the season we all worked as one accom- plishing goals set before the first meet,” said junior Col- leen Murphy. One such goal was achieved by senior Sue Hackett as she qualified for State. Before she could go to the South Grove Country Club in Indianapolis where the race was held, she had to qualify through two races. First, at the Elks Coun- SQUEEZING between two LaPorte runners in the Gavit Invita- tional, junior Roz Lambert takes the lead. Despite several good runs, the team finished in seventh place. try Club in LaPorte, she came in sixth out of 123 at the Sec- tional race. She raced on to Regionals at Lemon Lake and placed in the top ten. Finally, on to Indianapolis, where she finished 35th out of 135 run- ners. “I was pleased with the way I ran, and it was an honor to run at the Indianapolis race because I was with the best runners from all over the state,” Sue explained. Just like going from poverty to wealth, the team had a dis- mal 2-5 start, but went on to finish with a 6-7 record. In the later part of the season, ev- erything started to go togeth- er. “No matter how others did, one runner always placed in the top ten at a match. Freshman Heather Ferro was consistent by taking a second or third place,” stated junior Roz Lambert. Team effort as a whole helped achieve season goals. “Placing third in the Clark Invi- tational was definitely the high point of the season because we all pushed as one to ac- complish it; a lot of team work was put into it, " said Coach Susan Doherty. The team members helped each other out in all ways pos- sible. " Everyone cheered on one another to give each oth- er support. This helped the runner out greatly,” com- mented junior Laura Welsh. Reacting to the overall sea- son, senior Sue Hackett ex- plained, “We all improved mentally, physically and as a whole team.” Giving it all they had, the Girls’ Cross Country Team ful- filled pre-season goals and raced past a slow start to fin- ish on a State qualifying note. STRIDE by stride, senior Sue Hackett keeps herself paced ahead of an Indianapolis Cathedral runner at the Highland Invitational. Sue finished 35 out of 135 at State. Girls’ Cross Country Team: (front row) Heather Ferro, Athena Panos, Denise Echolm, Colleen Murphy. Lisa Zucker, Katie Flemming, (back row) Erica Morwitz. Roz Lambert. Leslie Schoon, Tori Zurgot, Sue Hackett, Coach Susan Doherty. Girls’ Cross Country 65 A season full of injuries and disappointments proved WORITThTIUT to achieve Sectional title The old adage says, “Good things come to those who are willing to wait.” Needless to say, the Boys’ Cross Country team endured a sea- son full of injuries and disap- pointment, and patiently waited for the “good things” to finally arrive. Their pa- tience was rewarded with a Sectional win. Despite the team ' s suc- cess at Sectionals, the year left the members dissatis- fied. “We were really quite confident that we would make it to Semi-State. As it happened to turn out, we were defeated at Region- al, ” said Russ Balka, junior. Echoing Russ’s feelings, Coach McGee confided, “We had a pretty good season. However, we did not accom- plish all of the goals we had set for ourselves at the be- ginning of the year, such as advancing to Semi-State.” Contrasting these views, senior tri-captain John Hibler explained, “It is true that the season started out a little slow, but it really picked up as it went on. I think over- all it was a good season, es- pecially since we successful- ly defended our Sectional crown.” The season started out a bit slowly with a disappoint- ing fifth place at the Gavit In- vitational. “Only about half of us could make it to the meet. The other half of the team was either injured or on their vacation.” From there, the team placed second at the Lowell Invitational, a meet “we had high hopes of winning, " said Russ. Runners offered their own reasons for the slow start. “I would have liked to have seen more upperclassmen on the team, " Russ ex- plained. “There were an aw- Boys’ Cross Country Team: (front row) John Guerra, Doug Payne, Cliff Balka, Matt Soblewski, Steve Mueller, (back row) John Hibler, Dave Bellows. Steve Fortin, Tom Gerike, Russ Balka, Doug Walker. EXHAUSTED and weak senior John Hibler and Junior Russ Balka congratulate each other on a good race. They went on to win in this race against Merillville 34-27. ful lot of underclassmen, and their inexperience made it difficult to compete on an even level at meets with oth- er schools. " Since the team had only four upperclassmen, they re- alized it was their duty to help out the new runners as much as possible. " The up- perclassmen worked very, very hard. They really taught the underclassmen well, and they taught by example,” confided Coach McGee. The veterans taught so well that they were often threatened by the under- classmen. “There were two pretty good underclass- men, " said Coach McGee. " Sophomore Steve Mueller and freshman David Bello really pushed some of the veterans.” Agreeing with Coach McGee, John said, “The un- derclassmen were really a big part of the team. They really did an excellent job of running.” The team’s overall atti- tude toward the season ap- peared to be one of regret. “I just wish that there were more breaks. The effort was always there. Very few run- ners missed practice, and at meets, they really gave it their all. It just seemed like someone was always sick or injured,” explained Russ. Despite such gripes, the team considered their long wait time well spent. “Win- ning Sectionals two years in a row made up for the blood, sweat, and tears,” admitted Russ. " It was worth it. " Although they fought ill- ness, injury, and bad luck, the Boys ' Cross Country team proved that, while it’s hard to wait for success, when it does finally come, it’s “worth the wait.” 66 Boys ' Cross Country ON your mark, get set, go! Antici- pating the start of the race, seniors John Hibler and Steve Fortin and sophomore John Guerra prepare to run against Mendell Catholic. i i Cross-Country is a sport where you can win even when the team doesn’t. I think it’s bet- ter for the person, f f Coach Jay McGee It was good to see all the fresh- men on the team. They really gave us something to think about, f f John Hibler, senior AHEAD of the pack, junior Russ Balka works to maintain his lead against his Highland opponent. This win advanced the team to Con- ference competition. UNITY and team spirit charac- terized the Cross Country Team ' s competitive attitude. Members of the team get psyched for the race in a spirit huddle before their run against Bloom Trail. Boys’ Cross Country 6 7 BRUSHING upon her golfing skills at the Wicker Park Driving Range, junior Michelle Plantinga works to drive for greater distance. The team held practices at the range in order to warm up before the up- coming meet. DETERMINED to start her game right, sophomore Lori An- derson tees off with an accurate drive against Michigan City Marquette. The team went on to defeat them 224- 226. i i We had the advan- tage of a young team and the underclass- men’s attitude was fresher than the juniors and seniors which helped our season greatly, f ) Amy Lamott, senior ( Christy Sza- la layed her golj bag next to a tree with a bee hive in it and the bees flew into the golf bag. y Nancy Gozdecki, freshman « 68 ► Girls’ Golf rn Girls’ Golf Team find SECRETWEAPjliV ™ ™ in young talent Like the Ancient Greeks who invaded the city of Troy, the Girls’ Golf Team entered the season in a Trojan Horse that concealed their young talent. The Greeks came out of the horse to conquer the enemy; likewise, the girls sprung out to conquer the odds stacked against them. In the end, the Greeks pre- vailed and so did the Girls’ Golf Team as they concluded their season with a 7-3 record. The girls came to the begin- ning of the season with little experience. The team consist- ed almost entirely of under- classmen, with the exception of one senior. “The one sen- ior, Amy Lamott, provided ex- cellent leadership,” com- mented Coach Tom Whiteley, history teacher. “She helped CAREFUL aim and a steady stroke is necessary for a successful putt. Senior Amy Lamott, captain, putts to the first hold at the Wicker Park Golf Course. the new girls with her knowl- edge of the courses and rules.’’ By winning their first six out- ings, the girls began the sea- son showing no mercy to all teams that opposed them. “The girls had a very competi- tive attitude about winning rather than just participat- ing, " explained Coach White- ley. Throughout the season, the freshmen made many contri- butions to the team ' s effort. “They were outstanding,” said senior Amy Lamott, cap- tain. “On several occasions, their low par scores were the key to winning. They were well poised.” The defeat of Michigan City was the high point of the sea- son. “They are notorious for having excellent teams,” ex- plained Amy. “The girls there are really dedicated to golf; they play almost all year. It was great that we could beat them. " As regular season play concluded, the team fired up for Sectionals. In Sectionals, the girls finished eighth, leav- ing them a bit disappointed. “We were hoping for third or fourth place. It was disap- pointing that we finished eighth (out of twelve teams),” stated Coach Whiteley. Though the girls had a win- ning season, improvement was needed. “The team didn ' t play to its fullest ability. No one really worked up to their potential,” explained Nancy Gozdecki, freshman. Just as the Greeks won their battle at Troy, the Girls’ Golf Team won their battle against inexperience and youth and burst forth to finish the sea- son in success using young tal- ent instead of a horse as their secret weapon. Girls’ Golf Team: (front row) Cathy Cak, Kristy Szala, Sally Brennan, Lisa Kraynik, Sarah Lee Herakovich. (back row) Nicole Granack, Laura Krameric, Lori Anderson, Nancy Gozdecki, Coach Tom Whiteley. Like the perfect sandwich, For any successful venture to be accomplished, the right ingredients must mix together well. Like building a sandwich out of ham and cheese, the Girls’ Volleyball Team stuck togeth- er. ‘‘Our team worked as one with a lot of talk on the court which kept us all close,” stat- ed junior Leanne Suter. Closeness turned out to be a key factor for success. “Uni- ty was great. We all were hap- py when we won and sad when we lost. We helped each other out in anyway possible,” ex- plained senior Kim Palmer. Meeting up with tough teams, the girls rounded out their season with a 19-6 re- cord. “The toughest team in our Conference was Lake Cen- tral. They had a tremendous height advantage over us,” commented sophomore Jen Paulson. The team won the Lake Sub- urban Conference (LSC). “Winning the LSC was quite an accomplishment because overall, all teams were the same, " expressed Coach Ms. Carmi Thorton, middle school teacher. After winning the LSC, the girls headed for Sectional play. Beating Calumet in the first round, they awaited to play a tough opponent, Grif- fith. The team fell to Griffith in the second round of play. “We did not play as well as we did all season nor up to our abili- ty,” senior Laura Sabina ex- plained. “Losing to Griffith was a big disappointment con- sidering we beat them in regu- lar season play.” In the construction of their own skyscraper, team and in- dividual records were accom- plished. Senior Patty Hittle made First Team All Confer- ence and set a record for most kills in a match, 15. Three players received Honorable mentions: Jen, Kim and senior Lisa Mansueto. Jen also set a record for most aces in a match, eight. Senior Laura Sabina set two records: highest serving season per- centage, 98, and most serves in a row. Two other individual re- cords were obtained by junior Laura Siska and Lisa with high- est passing percentage in a season, 92. One team record was attained, highest serving percentage, 89. Whether constructing a sandwich, a skyscraper or a winning team, unity became a necessary ingredient in a rec- ipe for success. SMASHING a return from her Andrean opponent, senior Laura Sabina earns a point by blocking the kill. This play enabled the team to de- feat Andrean. 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Lake Centra 6-15. 15 . 9 Lake Central Tourney 13 15 6 . 15 13-5 Morton Hobart Hammond Gavit Valparaiso Bishop Noll Roosevelt Merrillville Highland Crown Point Griffith Calumet Lowell Whiting Andrean Lake Central f i The rewarding part of the season was watching us pull to- gether as one in crucial moments, 9 9 Patty Hittle, senior i ( We accom- plished a great deal considering our lack of exper- ience. 9 9 Diane Hanus, junior 70 Girls ' Volleyball EYES fixed on the descending ball, senior Patty Hittle is prepared for the bump. Patty went on to earn First Team All Conference. SHOUTING instructions to her players, Coach Carmi Thorton at- tempts to regain the lead. Doing so, the girls added a win to their record. LAST game jitters were forgot- ten as senior Kim Palmer receives flowers from her mother on Senior night. Kim’s spiking ability earned her an Honorable Mention Award. Varsity Volleyball Team: (front row) Diane Hanus, Laura Sabina, Lisa Man- sueto, Laura Siska, Inese Kalnins, (back row) Coach Carmi Thorton, Gretchen Gardner, Patty Hittle, Kim Palmer, Diane Monak, Leanne Suter, Jen Paulson, Julie Gorski. Junior Varsity Volleyball Team: (front row) Shelly Springer, Jackie Johnson, Darlene Kender, Leslie Safran. (row 2) Cindy Pearson, Diane Adich, Camille Saklaczynski, Kristin Sanek, Nicole Fiegle, Laura Goldasich, Louise Adriani. (back row) Coach Debbie Bu- gajske, Jenifer Janusonis, Amy Huw- let, Paulette Pokrifcak, Lisa Baciu, Jennifer Chevigny, Sharon Pavol, Kim Hesesk. Girls ' Volleyball o 71 Ah-ah-ahchoo!! Sniff . . . snort . . . sniffle. “No, don ' t worry about it, coach. It’s nothing but the sniffles. I feel fine. I’m as good as . . . ah-ah- choo!!” Kleenex, Visine, and nose spray littered the benches in place of Ben-Gay, swim caps and warm-ups, as the Girls’ Swim Team worked its way to a 10-6 record, fighting off sick- ness throughout the season. “There were always two or three people out every meet due to our health problems. In fact, in every meet after Ho- bart, we were never fully in number as a team,” Coach Paula Malinski, Physical Edu- cation teacher explained. A bigger problem for them was the fact that the team in- cluded eleven freshmen. “The Si ?£ lines GW ' ’ S ' W team MM ' S opp- Take two aspirins and Phoneme after morning practice Hot a rt i C ' aSS ' ?,GO« 92 )« w,son 100 % $ » La p°ne n l0 2 PorW e 7 73 VAigWand 9 ° a porte O w ' ng 76 5 p ' s - € - Va P moh and 3t P ' s _ mvwat ' ona ' 7 7 Cr P°S 183 P« a » underclass members took a long time to get used to the practice schedule and it caused many conflicts, " ex- plained senior tri-captain Con- nie Boyden, varsity diver. “Do not get me wrong, though, they were a big part of the team and brought in a lot of points for us.” Throughout the piles of Kleenex, bottles of aspirin, cups of hot chicken broth, and the major aches and pains such as sore muscles and ear infections, they did not give up hope that they might find a cure for what ailed them. “With all the problems we had, we managed to pull our- selves together. We always had team meetings to solve our problems. We were all really close,” Connie said. i i To initiate fresh- men, we tied their un- derwear on the false start rope. 9 9 Kelly Jones, junior i ( I was glad to see that 10 year Medley Relay record finally fall. 9 9 Coach Paula Malinski 95 CPes SecA ' O ir a ' s P ' s - 0-6 ■72 “The team unity was good, overall, but there were the times, as there always are when team unity just sort ol falls apart. But we got it back together and we did just fine,” agreed junior Kelly Jones. The three captains, seniors Connie Boyden, Deanne Ged- min, and Cheryl Pool, played a major role in establishing uni- ty. “They helped pull every- one together a lot. If it weren’t for them, I don’t think we would have achieved a fourth place at Sectionals,’’ re- marked Kelly. From Sectionals, the team traveled to Indianapolis for State competition. There, the girls failed to qualify anyone in the top sixteen. “Before, when we had gone to State, everybody was really hyped up and psyched, but this year it seemed we all thought of it as just another meet, not State, like we should have,” Kelly said. SLICING through the water, freshman Cindy Jacobsen works to keep her lead in the 50 yd. free-style. Her strong swim helped her to finish first in her heat. T ’ 1 ¥ » 1 % “We had mediocre swims that just weren’t too good. I don’t think we had the ‘killer 1 instinct’,” concluded Coach Malinski. Even with all of the disap- pointments, the season was not a total failure. Two of the team’s longstanding records were broken. Kelly surpassed the team record for the 100 yd. breaststroke, and the 200 yd. medley relay team smashed a record dating back l| to the year 1975. “These girls have nothing to be ashamed of. When you are on top, everyone ' s after you. We had a good dual meet re- cord,” said Coach Malinski. The Girls’ Swim Team, al- I -I though quite young and very sick, still compiled a winning record with a lot of work. There ' s a lot of time now to keep warm, rest, and drink a lot of liquids. GRACEFULLY extended, senior Connie Boyden strives to a per - 1 feet swan dive. Connie was one of the’ three captains on the team. Girls’ Swimming AS she discusses her upcoming event. Sophomore Kim Vickers also gets a chance to relax. Warm-ups pro- vided the swimmer with a chance to relieve tension and limber up mus- cles. CONSTRUCTIVE criti- cism is part of any sport. Sophomore Chrissy Dinga gives her observations to freshman Cari Van Senus on her recently completed swim. Girls’ Swim Team: (front row) Rhonda Keown, Kelly Jones, Laura Baker, Cathy Gambetta. (second row) Tammy Gentry, Pam Pool, Chrissy Dinga, Cindy Jacobsen, Jen Oberchain, Jenny Gust, (third row) Debbie Somenzi, Karyn Dahlsten, Christine Bobeck, Cheryl Pool, Katie Sheehy, Stacy Muskin, Kim Vickers, Lisa Thomas, (back row) Tracy Kozak, Amy Fraser, Connie Boyden. Deanne Gedmin, Debbie Payne, Barb Payne, Cari VanSenus, Coach Paula Malinski, Assistant Coach Maureen Smith. ight Combination , uir unity and teamwork Leadership , un succe5s ‘‘Too many cooks spoil the broth, " was an adage which quickly lost validity in the eyes of the Boys’ Swim team. With a close-knit team of 40 ath- letes, the Seahorses ‘‘stirred up” their competitors to finish with an undefeated dual-meet season of 16-0 and captured fourth place in state competi- tion. ‘‘It was a close team,” commented coach Jon Jep- sen, physical education teach- er. " They displayed a strong team unity.” A strong positive outlook helped the team work well to- gether. “The main reason for our success was our atti- tude,” stated senior Rich Da- vis. " We all wanted to go for a goal and reach it.” Senior leadership mixed in to become a key ingredient to the winning season. " We used a buddy system,” explained senior Brett Huckaby. " Every senior paired up with a fresh- Boys’ Swim Team: (front row) Jeremy Cashman, Steve Konkoly, Vince San- tucci. (second row) Ryan Gailmard, Jacobo Perez, Bill White, Brad Glen- dening. Bob Ballenger, Pete Beratis, Don Bremer, John Novak, (third row) Scott Orr, Chuck Kilgore, Dan Lo- prich, Nick Autry, Chris Behling, Brian Darnell, Rob Gain, Tony Ramos, George LaMaster. (fourth row) Steve Grau, Terry Kish, Randy Gluth, Jason Gedmin, Mike Micenko, Rick Ku- miega. Scott Brakebill, Toby Skov, Jeff Crist, Robert Merrick, Coach Jon Jepsen. (back row) Dave Levin, Tim Brodersen, Brett Huckaby, Erik Wood, Mike Autry, Champ Merrick, Steve Grim, Jim Misch, Cameron Scott, Tom Arcella, Rich Davis, Assis- tant Coach Eric Krygier. man or J.V. swimmer. Then we could help him if Coach Jepsen was busy. " Outstanding teamwork sig- naled a third factor involved with their achievements. “We always supported each other at meets,” said junior Mike Autry. “We worked at practice together, psyched up togeth- er and cheered together for our teammates. " All these ingredients sweetened the pot as the team advanced to sectionals and then to state competition. “An early season loss to High- land in our relays drove us to pull together and work harder in our practices,” said senior Champ Merrick, co-captain. " We knew we needed to strive to win and then do it.” For some swimmers the benefits became even great- er. Senior Erik Wood, state qualifier, set two school re- cords in the 200 yard individ- ual medley and 100 yard back- stroke. ‘‘Erik was really a fantastic swimmer,” ex- claimed coach Jepsen. “His records speak for them- selves.” Erik also went on to capture seventh place in state competition. Erik felt his achievements were all part of good teamwork. “I decided what to do,” stated Erik. “Then I tried hard to get it done. " Among other state qualify- ing seahorses were seniors Steve Grim (co-captain), Dave Levin, and Jim Misch. Juniors Rick Kumiega and Tom Arcella and freshman Jason Gedmin also qualified for state compe- tition. No, the hero was not Betty Crocker, nor Duncan Hines, not even Chef Pierre, just the Seahorses mixing teamwork, unity, leadership and a posi- tive attitude for a well-blended recipe of success. 74 Boys ' Swimming APPLAUSE echoed in Coach Jon Jepsen ears as he received an award for his 300th dual meet vic- tory. This award was presented by the team. “We worked at practice together, psyched up together and cheered together for our teammates. ' ' junior Mike Autry “The main reason for our success was our attitude. We all wanted to go for a goal and reach it. " Senior Rich Davis B °« ' V-Wty Valparaiso M erri v,|| e Oavenport West n 0U,h Ben, Centra, H ' ghland e ' shop iv 0 ( 8arring t o n : a r w,,e C m 0nd Morton ro « " Point Calumet Cafce Central Chesterton 1 c ZrZr yR Kankakee ° nal Uke Suoorba ' r ° na( s ®ctional Conference State 16-0 ming 108 108 . J13 108 , 97 7 110 6 103 6 J 8S pts. I C 6 pts 3S4 Pts. 401 « Pts. 383 Pts. 356 4 pts 132 Pts. PROUD yet pensive, senior Erik Wood is congratulated by state com- petition officials as he receives the 7th place award. Erik charted a school record in the 200 yard individ- ual medley and another in the 100 yard backstroke. MUSCLES tensed in correct butterfly form, freshman Jason Ged- min raised his arms before cutting into the water. Jason qualified for state competition in the 100 yard but- terfly. Boys ' Swimming 75 3 all 911 GillS tt ' gencrS ' ri“ MASH units featured doc- tors who cured injured sol- diers and prepared them to return to battle. Without the aid of any such unit, the Girls’ Basketball Team overcame in- juries ranging from the com- mon flu to sprained ankles and torn ligaments to recuperate and finish with a winning sea- son. “Injuries were a major fac- tor the whole season, " stated Coach Dick Hunt, Industrial Arts teacher. Laura Sabina, senior, missed three games with ankle problems along with senior Lisa Mansueto who sat out one third of the season with torn ligaments and back problems. Along with those injuries, senior Ruth Zurad played with the flu throughout Sectionals. These drawbacks did not stop the girls from succeed- ing. They ended up with an overall 14-6 record and tied for second in Conference with a 4-2 record. “Highland was number one in Conference and we beat them twice. That was definitely the highlight of our season,” junior Carolyn Pajor explained. Laura and junior Cindy Simko both received First Team Conference Honorable Mention. Cindy also set a new school record with 64 assists, while sophomore Jen Paulson received Second Team Con- ference Honorable Mention. In Sectional play the girls won the first and second rounds, but lost the cham- pionship game to Lake Cen- tral. “That was a very sad mo- ment for me; not only did we lose, but it was my last game,” expressed Ruth. A couple low points of the season included “the three games we lost by 1 or 2 points, especially Crown Point,” ex- plained Carolyn. “We had a strong bench, which never had a chance to perform.” All players play together well, from freshmen to sen- iors. “The freshmen and soph- omores livened up practices a bit more, they made us laugh a lot, " stated Ruth. “The seniors helped us by leading the way, they took leadership and always would cheer us up and encourage us after a game we lost,” said freshman Sharon Pavol. In memory of Coach Mike LENDING a spare hand, ju- nior Jen Luksich helps freshman Lisa Kraynik up off the floor. Lisa was fouled while trying to dribble the ball up the court. PRACTICE makes perfect. Junior Carolyn Pajor and senior Lynn Moehl are practicing for their upcom- ing game by playing a little one on one. READY to pass off, senior Lau- ra Sabina looks for an open player. Laura’s, along with team efforts, al- lowed the girls to win the second round of Sectionals. Girls ' Basketball i i At our last game, we took down the locker room decorations and wore them on our heads while they were honor- ing the seniors. ) 9 Kris Siebecker, Sophomore ( It was a re- warding season be- cause I loved my players. 9 9 Coach Richard Hunt HIGH above the rest, senior Sue Hackett drives in for the lay-up. A Whiting opponent tries to block Sue ' s drive. SPEEDING ahead of the pack, senior Laura Sabina catches up to the loose ball. Laura’s efforts pro- moted the team to defeat Calumet. Girls ' Basketball « 77 FREE throws were one of the team ' s strong points along with senior Sue Hackett, as she attempts to make the free shot. The team shot a 55% average throughout the season. O ' Niksic, the Girls’ Junior Varsi- ty and assistant Varsity Coach, who died last summer, the girls wore a patch on their warm-ups. “We wore the patches because we all had Coach Niksic at one time or another and it was a way of remembering him,” Laura ex- plained. These player soldiers didn’t let a few drawbacks hinder their season. They compen- sated for team injuries and ill- ness by working harder. DIAGRAMMING one of the last plays of his coaching career, Coach Dick Hunt visually illustrates a quick outlet pass to break Lake Cen- tral ' s 2-1-2 zone press. Despite the play, Coach Hunt ended his career with a loss to Lake Central in the Sec- tional Championship game. t JUMPING above the crowd, senior Ruth Zurad goes for a jump shot, while junior Cindy Simko awaits to rebound if necessary. The team went on to beat Calumet 55-35. JUMP balls now only start off ev- ery game due to rule changes. Caro- lyn Pajor, junior, tries to out jump her Lake Central opponent and tip the ball to one of her players. Girls ' Varsity Basketball (front row): Sue Hackett, Laura Sabina, Lisa Man- sueto, Cindy Simko. (back row): Assis- tant Coach Jane McConnell, Michelle Plantinga, Jen Paulson, Carolyn Pa- jor, Lynn Moehl, Ruth Zurad, Coach Dick Hunt. Girls’ Junior Varsity Basketball (front row): Connie Czapla, Jen Luksich, Kristen Walsh, Toula Kounelis, Sharon Pavol, Lisa Kraynik, Diane Trgovich. (back row): Cami Pack, Kris Sie- becker, Lisa Baciu, Laura Krameric, Jenna Chevigny, Roz Lambert, Coach Don Lambert. Girls ' Basketball 79 ad Bounces Despite good «‘ itud :Tof e ?e°cH “That’s the way the ball bounces " took on a new meaning during the entire Boys’ basketball season. Not only did the team start the season shy of seven seniors, they also endured four one- point loss games. Though the ball bounced everywhere but in the ' Stangs favor, they nev- er stopped trying to keep the ball in their court. “The team attitude was great. They all worked well to- gether, and practices were competitive. We had a group of hardworking kids,” offered Coach David Knish, special education instructor. " With a little good luck, our record could have been much bet- ter.” According to Jeff Kapp, sen- ior captain, the season went like this: “We came, we saw, we had a good time.” The team had their goals set IN hopes of his point hitting home, Coach David Knish talks eye to eye with his players. Time-out talks gave the team the opportunity to discuss and plan new plays. from the very start. “We were really shooting for winning Conference due to the evenly matched teams present this year,” said center, Kevin Trilli, junior. The Mustangs would up with a 2-4 Conference record, and suffered one-point losses to Lowell, Highland, and Crown Point. The Mustangs lost to Lake Central by 10. “We wanted to be competi- tive,” said Coach Knish. “We had a senior dominated team, but most of them were first year varsity players. I feel that our club played very competi- tively throughout the sea- . » i son. Even though the team had a 7-14 record at the end of the season, the boys had another chance to regain possession of a ball bouncing just out of reach. In early March section- als, the “second season, " be- gan. Munster fans crowded the bleachers, cheering and yell- ing, hoping to see Munster avenge their one point loss to Highland earlier in the season. Once again, the ball bounced astray. The team lost to High- land by one point for the sec- ond time, 48-47. The last-sec- ond loss left a bad taste in the Mustang’s mouths. “When you have as many chances to win as we did and didn’t, I was terribly disap- pointed,’’ reflected Coach Knish. “We took 20 more shots than Highland, and we only had one more field goal. Our free throw shooting was horrid.” Although their tribulations edged out their triumphs, a healthy team attitude helped lesses the blow of bad luck for the players. “We never lacked the chemistry to play as a team,” o 80 Boys ' Basketball y Basketball ' tin g Mhs . 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Determined, ju- nior forward Tim O ' Mara is ready to launch another shot. Boys asketbaN 81 B ad Bounces said Mike. “Sometimes it looked like we could beat any- body we played.” Those accredited with being catalysts to the attitude were the two captains, seniors Jeff Kapp and Lewis Hansen. ‘‘They really kept our team to- gether during some rough times,” Coach Knish compli- mented. “My main job was to try and keep team morale in a positive state. I tried to keep everyone loose with a little levity. During games, I tried to provide lead- ership on the court,” said co- captain Jeff. Another bright spot ap- peared when, at the end of the season, team awards were given. Winning the All-Confer- ence rebounding award was Kevin Trilli, junior. The Pride, Hustle and Desire award went to seniors John Boege and Greg Zabrecky. John also had the highest field goal percent- age on the team. The Ray Commandela Award, bes- towed for academic as well as athletic achievements, went to senior Gregg Shutan. Still, the annoying problem of ill-opportune luck remained in the minds of the boys even after the season was through. “Frustrating,” was the way Coach Knish summed up the season. “Our kids worked ex- tremely hard, but the ball took some funny bounces.” For the Mustangs, those bounces were always going out of their reach. Held to- gether by a strong sense of pride, the boys chased the wildly bouncing ball from start to finish. Bad luck may have extinguished their record, but it left their desire to win smol- dering. WITH his eyes fixed on the rim, senior Greg Zabrecky, forward, pre- pares to shoot one from the " charity stripe. " He is shooting the front end of a one and one. QUENCHING his thirst, ju- nior Kevin Trilli, center, tries to re- place the liquids he lost due to phys- ical exertion. Timeouts were great opportunities to relax and take a breather. SLICING the defense like a knife, guard Tom Dernulc, senior, pulls up for a jump shot. Despite being swarmed by defensive men, Tom sank the shot for two points and led the team to a win against the Morton Go- verners, 77-88. FLYING after the loose ball, senior Jeff Kapp prepares to pounce on it. Jeff ' s defensive play led to a fast break. Boys’ Varsity Basketball Team: (front (back row) Coach David Knish, Tim row) Ron Reed, Gary Shutan, Paul Ci- O’Mara, Lon Donovan, John Boege, pich, Greg Zabrecky, Tom Dernulc, Dave Kender, Lewis Hansen. Gregg Shutan, Jeff Kapp, Mike Vanes. Boys’ JV Basketball Team: (front row) Doug Walker, Chuck Pawelko, Tom Boyden, Carlos Carlos, Shaun Barsic, Paul Cipich, (back row) Gary Eldridge, Mike Callighan, Mike Trilli, Brendan McCormack, Dave Schoon, Ben Morey, Coach Greg Luksich. Boys’ Freshman Basketball Team: (front row) Victor Carlos, Kevin Bar- adziej, Ed Balon, Mark Gonzales, Ben Zygmunt, Alan Zabrecky, Kevin My- beck, Mike O ' Connell, Tom Luksich. (back row) Rich Macher, Owen Deig- nan, Rich Meyer, Chris Casper, An- thony Powell, Bill Zeman, Rodney Vanator, Kevin Kasper, Coach Ross Haller. Boys’ Basketball 83 ► Surprising Season Lucky seven sent to Semi-State Seven was the key number in the fairy tale “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” and the soft drink “Seven-Up.” Seven was also the key num- ber for the Wrestling Team. The team won Regionals for the first time since 1979. " Winning Regionals was defi- nitely the highlight of the team’s season since we have not won Regionals since 1979, seven years ago,” stated sen- ior Dan Fandrei. Winning Regionals and Sec- tionals, along with a season re- cord of 11-6, was aided by team leadership. “Being led by the three tri-captains: sen- iors Jerry Pupillo, John Slivka and Mike Roper provided a lot of encouragement and enthu- siasm for the junior varsity team members,” said junior Erik Hansen. The team grouped together throughout the season to work well at tournament meets. “The team peeked at the right time and responded at the right time to meets we needed to win,” stated Coach Dennis Haas, industrial art teacher. “Also, the last two weeks of the season we had no meets which worked to our advantage in tournament play. We had one week of in- tense hard workouts.” Tri-captain Jerry Pupillo wrestled in state competition after winning a majority of his meets. “We were all happy that Jerry had the chance to go to state. He deserved it be- cause of his hard work and dedication all fouryears,” said Dan. Although Jerry qualified for state, he lost in his first match. “In my mind I knew it was going to be tough compe- Boys’ Varsity Wrestling: (front row) Sean Welsh, George Tsirtsis, Jerry Pu- pillo, Mike Roper, Dave Gladish, John Hibler, Brian Preslin. (back row) Assis- tant Coach Jim Collias, Mike Stern, Bill Melby, Frank Scheive, John Slivka, Rick Gardner, Spiro Megremis, Dan Fandrei, Coach Dennis Haas. INTENSELY pinning his opponent to the ground, junior George Tsirtsis hopes to keep him pinned for three seconds. George was able to be one of the lucky seven go- ing to Semi-State. tition, but I gave it a 100%. I had nothing to lose,” stated Jerry. A new school record was achieved when the team sent a “Lucky Seven” wrestlers to semi-state. “That is the best we have done, it was a pleas- ant surprise,” said Coach Haas. “The boys wrestled well that day, they knew they would.” Basically the season was successful; however, a few disappointments prevailed. “A big disappointment was losing to Calumet in a regular season dual meet by only one point. Also not taking first in Conference, because we should have won it,” stated senior Rick Gardner. The roll of the dice turned out to be “Lucky Number Sev- en. " 84 Wrestling TIGHTLY depressing his op- ponent down, senior Jerry Pupillo at- tempts to force his opponent to keep constant contact with the floor. Jerry ended up keeping his opponent long enough to win. BENT over to catch his breath, senior Dan Fandrei is aided with a helping hand and towel from Coach Haas. Dan just finished defeating a Calumet Warrior; however, his efforts did not prevail in the end, the mus- tangs lost by one point. ( i We ended up to be a good tournament contender and team. 9 9 senior Jerry Pupillo tri- captain i i The team was very experienced, senior oriented and had three excellent captains. The best captain crew ever. 9 9 Coach Dennis Haas, industrial arts teacher. STRUGGLING to free himself from his opponent, senior John Hibbler tries to hold his balance. John was successful in his attempt. Wrestling 85 ‘Iron-fisted’ coaches make for healthy team Swearing, cursing, using foul language. Each of these practices violated one of the most unpopular school rules: “Abstain from use of disre- spectful or profane lan- guage.” Unfortunately, ath- letes tended to forget this " law " during grueling prac- tices. In fact, sometimes “coach” shrank to a four let- ter word; connotatively. When speaking to a mem- ber of the Girls’ Gymnastics Team, such did not apply. The girls credited their coach, Miss Suzanne Owen, with the achievement of a 6-2 record. “Our coaches drove us to do better than we ever thought or expected we could,” said senior Kristin Komyatte, co- captain. Many of the girls believed that Mr. Rob Kraus, assistant coach, was also an asset to the team. “It was nice to have a male coach to help spot us,” explained sophomore Jen De- delow. " We felt safer with a good strong spotter.” Another aspect of strong coaching was displayed in Coaches Owen and Kraus’ “iron-fisted” type of disci- pline. “Suzanne really worked us, " remarked freshman Jill Moore. “Practices were spent working, not goofing off.” Credit for the successful season was given to well- spent practices. We had a lot more practice time in the gym than the girls were used to,” the coach stated. “High goals motivated them to use prac- tice time to its best potential.” While “flipping” on their toes, the girls defeated a state-ranked opponent, Crown Point. “That was defi- nitely the highlight of the sea- son!” exclaimed sophomore Sally Brennan. " We achieved Girls’ Gymnastics Team: (front row) Jill Moore, Jen Dedelow, Kristin Komyatte, Allison Dedelow, Kristin Walters, (back row) Coach Suzanne Owen, Tammy Hollis, Andrea Petro- vich, Sally Brennan, Mary Blaesing, Assistant Coach Rob Kraus. 1 86 Gymnastics a state rank of 15 after beat- ing them.” Defeating Crown Point set the mood for other successes within the team. Senior An- drea Petrovich, co-captaion, and Jill advanced to Regional competition after placing third and second, respective- ly, in Conference. “It was a nice surprise to do so well after not competing for a year,” Andrea stated. After placing fourth on the vault in Regionals, Jill, only a freshman, qualified for State competition in that event, al- though she didn ' t place. " I was glad and shocked to do well my first year,” remarked Jill. “But, I wasn’t very disap- pointed to lose at State be- cause I have three more years to try.” Support from fellow team members proved a big aid in the success of Andrea and Jill. “The girls were all very close this year,’’ stated Coach Owen. “But, when Andrea and Jill were competing individual- ly, the rest of the team cheered for them and kept their spirits up.” Team unity was vital to the success of the team. “We would all just party and have a good time together before meets,” explained Kristin. Athletics or not, no matter what the situation, swearing was still forbidden in school. Perhaps other teams learned as the Girls ' Gymnastics Team did, that saying “coach” did not have to mean swearing. In fact, hollering for help took them one step closer to suc- cess and to a winning season. BALANCE and concentra- tion are vital for successful beam work. Freshman Allison Dedelow uses outstretched arms for balance while readying for her next leap. i We worked to- gether, and our coaches were the tops. I guess we just had the right combi- nation, fresh- man Allison Dedelow ( A team should be able to work together well. We could be- cause we were all friends, f fresh- man Kristin Walters POWER and momentum of each swing are essential for a strong execution on the uneven parallel bars. Freshman Kristin Walters swings back to achieve adequate force for a back hip circle. Gymnastics Continuing a long standing tradition, the Girls’ Tennis Team achieved a season to re- member. They volleyed past their opponents to end with a 14-3 record, Sectional and Regional titles and finished ranked tenth in state. The team was pleased with their record and accomplish- ments. “We had a lot of play- ers switching places and posi- tions on the ladder, and everyone adjusted really well, enabling things to run smoothly,” stated Coach Car- mi Thornton, elementary gym teacher. ”1 was really proud of how we did in our season. We didn’t lose one match where the other team wiped us out really bad,” stated junior Pen- ny Karr. “Compared to expectations I had at the beginning of the year, we’ve done much better than I thought. A key reason for our success is the great confidence our team shares,” explained co-captain Usha Gupta, senior. One accomplishment for the girls came when they had six of their seven players re- ceive All Conference titles. “This was a very proud feat, not only for myself, but also for the team as a whole,” said senior Maureen Harney, co- captain. “This is the first time this has happened and it’s an exciting victory to be a part of.” Junior Varsity had an equal- ly successful season. “We had our only loss at the beginning of the season against Elkhart. Considering they are a very tough team, I’m impressed with our team record and per- formance,” said freshman Tori Szurgot. As the long, grueling hours of drills, exercises and prac- tice matches diminished, the girls realized the extra time was worth upholding the tradi- tion of keeping the team’s reputation in tip-top shape. i 1 an arms reach, junior Penny Karr extends her racket out in hopes of a successful return. Penny became a team leader when filling the spot of number one singles. SideU i ' v sity ® nn,s NlHS OPP 3 . 1 1 Ada s nvitat ' 003 ' aute afayette Bend Clay 5 0 ,d High 5 0 ntra ' 5 0 Semi ' S ® War ian 4 ass- SSSc - 7 Griffith C 0 Highland ' o 0 ’ SS? " I ° South B«nu o 0 3 0 Cro ° a 2 2 NlerrilW " e 4 LaP° rte ( ( I was really proud of how we did in our season, 9 9 junior Penny Karr ( A key reason for our great success is the great confidence our team shares. 9 9 senior Usha Gupta 88 Girls’ Tennis ON her toes, sophomore Jen Paul- son cringes after returning a volley back to her opponent. By keeping on their feet, players felt they were bet- ter able to attack their opponents shot. READY, aifn, fire were the three words going through senior co- captain, Usha Gupta ' s mind as she aced her Highland opponent. Percise shots were of strong importance to Usha’s game as she proved to be a valuable asset to the team playing number three singles. Girls’ Tennis Team: (front row) Dar- lene Kender, Maureen Harney, Chris- tine Kincaid, Colleen Murphy, Christy Szala. (row 2) Anjali Gupta, Usha Gupta, Jennifer Paulson, Mimi Mar- ich, Jen Janusonis, Laura Welsh, Tori Szurgot. (back row) Jim Harrison, Cathleen Chevigny, Jenna Chevigny, Julianne Chevigny, Amy Paulson, Ju- lie Bacino, Penny Karr, Nicole Rus- nak, Coach Carmi Thornton. Army . . . Navy ... Air Force . . . Girls’ Track? “Be all that you can be,” the armed forces recruiting song, might easily have been the theme for the girls’ track team. With new school re- cords set in four events and a 4x100 relay that took first place in the Lake Suburban Conference, a young track team achieved many personal bests throughout the season. “I was satisfied with the season,” said Coach Don Lambert, English teacher. “I didn’t think we were going to be a real strong team, but we did quite well. The girls ac- complished their personal goals, and we did everything we set out to do.” One of the goals the team hoped to accomplish was go- ing to Sectionals. Taking fourth as a team in the Lake Suburban Conference many members did advance to Calu- met Sectionals. At the Confer- ence meet, the 4x100 relay team of junior Wendy Beck- man, sophomores Cami Pack and Cindy Pearson and fresh- man Susie Beckman took first place. “I was sick at the beginning of the season and got off to a late start,” explained Cami, “so I was really happy to be a part of a championship relay.” At Sectionals, the team placed 10th overall. Senior tri- captain Sue Hackett alone qualified for Regionals, at which she placed 8th in the 1600M run. Over the course of the sea- son, Sue set school records in the 1600M and 3200M events. Senior Michelle Jones, tri-captain, set two more re- cords in the 100M and 300M hurdles. “I felt good about the sea- son,” affirmed Sue. “Due to premiere coaching and a lot of hard work, I was able to achieve my personal bests in every event I ran.” Others were pleased with the season’s results for differ- ent reasons. “I was very hap- py with the performance of the younger members of the team,” praised tri-captain Sherri Soltis, senior, “particu- larly the first place 4x100 re- lay. " Although personal bests highlighted the season, team- work also played an important role. “We worked together as a team,” felt Michelle. “We cheered each other on and helped each other out. We had fun and accomplished most of our goals. What more could a person ask for?” If the lady tracksters asked for team spirit and personal achievement, they certainly found it. With encouragement and hard work, the girls did all they could do to be all that they could be. NECK and neck, freshman Susie Beckman and junior Wendy Beckman race around the track. The sisters worked together in the Conference champion 4x100 relay team. ■ V v Girls’ Track (front row) Erica Mowitz, Tammy Hollis, Tara Hodson, Kathy Gambetta, Mary Blaesing, Wendy Beckman, Amy Fraser, Emily Rosales, Cami Pack, (row 2) Leslie Schoon, Heather Ferro, Karla Franciskovich, Jennifer Oberchain, Katie Sheehy, Debbie Payne, Susie Beckman, Lisa Dywan, Roz Lambert, (back row) Coach Don Lambert, Beth Sack, Ines Kalins, Sue Hackett, Linda Wulf, Diane Trgovich, Cindy Pearson, Michelle Jones, Sherri Soltis, Coach Dennis Haas, Coach Jane McConnell. 90 ► Girls’ Track PERFECT form flies senior Michelle Jones over a hurdle. Reach- ing to fulfill her potential, Michelle set new school records of 15.9 in the 100M and 50.3 in the 300M hurdles. f ( I’ll never forget the Griffith Invitational. When I threw the dis- cus, it bounced off of a fence and went flying out into the street. Cars had to swerve to avoid it. y y — Beth Sack, junior i We were sort of inexperienced, with new coaches and a lot of freshmen, but we worked well together, y y — Michelle Jones, senior GRIM with determination to break her own record, senior Sue Hackett races to the finish line. Hours of hard work paid off as Sue set two new school records with a time of 5:15.98 in the 1600M and 11:30.81 in the 3200M runs. STRAINING to improve her height, freshman Susie Beckman arches over the high jump bar. Junior Elana Stern, Girls ' Timing Organiza- tion member, shades her eyes to get a better view, so she may record an ac- curate height. Girls ' Track 1 91 ► With long, tedious hours spent sweating out the gruel- ing practices, the Boys’ Track Team knew that being the best was difficult and never came easy. But they still pushed forward reaching new goals, ending with a 3-4 re- cord and sending two team members to the Regionals meet. “We trained hard all season to make it to Sectionals,” said ON your mark! Setting up for his spring, sophomore Doug Walker puts the starting block in place while soph- omore John Guerra holds them steady. sophomore Doug Walker. “And when we were supposed to run, we got psyched so we could put on a good show.” Having only four seniors, Dan Tharp, Jason Bischoff, Steve Fortin and John Hibler, had both advantages and dis- advantages. “One of the things I like most about this year’s team is that most of the members were young and to- ward the end they started pulling through. We should be looking strong in the future,” said head coach Al Woodrick, elementary school teacher. Records were set by Jason in the 110m high hurdles and long jump. A personal best was achieved by Steve in the 1600m run. Adding to the list of high- lights, Jason and junior Dan Porter qualified for Regionals. Jason qualified in the hurdles while Dan qualified in the pole vault. After finishing with a losing record, the Boys’ Track Team learned that winning was not easy. Having an optimistic at- titude even when the odds were down was the key to making the season worth- while. yz Boys ' Track COMPLETING his jump, senior Jason Bischoff slides to a fin- ish. Jason set a record of 20’11” in the long jump. Boys’ Track: (front row) Matt Sobo- lewski, Rick Fox, Roque Ramos, Victor Fortin, Kevin Mybeck, Chris Behling, Todd Apato, Mike Andreshak. (back row) Coach Jim Kolias, Bill Paz, Chuck Novak, Doug Walker, Russ Balka, John Hibler, Steve Fortin, Rob Black- ford, Kevin Dillon, John Guerra, Dan Porter, Coach Ed Woodrick. i i We trained hard all season to make it to Sectionals. And when we were supposed to run, we got psyched, so we could put on a good show, y y sophomore Doug Walker i i Most of the members are young and toward the end they started pulling through, y y Coach Ed Woodric UP, up and away! Vaulting over the top, junior Dan Porter competes against Morton hoping for a victory. Dan was one of two players to qualify for the Regionals meet. Boys’ Track 93 PRACTICE makes perfect as junior Mike Gozdecki putts before the match. Most home matches were played at Briar Ridge Country Club. TEE in mouth, senior Jason Eg- natz waits with junior Mike Gozdecki and Coach Ed Musselman, math teacher, for their turn on the green. The Golf Team went on to defeat Low- ell, 166 to 182. Boys’ Golf Team (front row) Paul Buy- er, Joey Johnson, Greg Samels, Mike O’Connel, Jacobo Perez, Jeff Egnatz, John Reed, (back row) Mr. John Ten- nant, Athletic Director, Tim Black- mun, Steve Oberc, Steve Blackmun, Jason Egnatz, Jarett Misch, Mike Goz- decki, Coach Ed Musselman. til felt like a million bucks by having a 10-0 season, conference title and winning Sectionals, y y junior Tim Blackmun ( t Some of the best times were when we had away games and he drives over here, y y nior Steve Blackmun 94 Boys ' Golf V stitotee boys bictoniousCy ionQd tide When the United States en- tered World War II, she defeat- ed each country that stood in her way one by one for victory over the Germans and Hitler. Similarly, the Boys’ Golf Team overthrew each of its oppo- nents stroke by stroke, until the only one left putting across the green was them. The boys defeated each team that crossed their path and ended the season with an 18-1 record. “It was quite an accomplishment going a whole season with only one loss. The boys took one match at a time and tried their har- dest,” stated Coach Ed Mus- selman, math teacher. Experienced “generals” led the march to victory. “Due to PREPARED for the match, junior Tim Blackmun gathers some balls to practice chip shots. Golf team practices were held at Briar Ridge and Wicker Park. the fact that everybody was pretty much the same in abili- ty to play golf and leadership, there was no one set captain. The team had a lot of exper- ience consisting of two juniors and three seniors who had all played since their freshman year,” said senior Steve Blackmun. Having a successful season was something to raise their heads about, but after captur- ing the Lake Suburban Confer- ence title, the team raised their heads even higher. “Achieving the conference ti- tle made us all very proud. We worked hard for it by beating two state contenders, Lake Central and Valparaiso,” said junior Tim Blackmun. With the consistent playing of seniors Jason Egnatz, Jar- ett Misch and Steve Blackmun along with juniors Tim Black- mun and Mike Gozdecki, the boys came out as Sectional champions. “We went into Sectionals confident, but we knew that the competition would be hard; and we all would have to have low scores to win,” Mike Gozdecki ex- plained. As the last birdie flew, Coach Musselman stated, “The team had a very suc- cessful season, accomplishing many goals. They were all very disciplined; they knew what they had to do in order to win.” Even though each battle had to be taken stroke by stroke very slowly, these vet- erans of war came out victori- ous. CHECKING the breaks in the green, senior Jarett Misch rolls the ball slowly toward the hole as his Highland Trojan opponent watches. Boys ' Soccer Team (front row) Larry Cabrera, Todd Rokita, Phil Milne, Bri- an Preslin, Tommy Boyden, Jerry Ca- brera. (row 2) Jason Dragos, Chris Preslin, Brian Rudloff, Dejan Kralj, Floyd Stoner, Pablo Bukata, Jeff Sa- mels. (back row) Kevin Lasky, Goran Kralj, Paul Rakos, Tim Carlson, Brenn- dan McCormack, Billy Zeman, Milos Pavicevich, Paul Harding, Chris Kogler. MAPPING out the strategy for a sure win, Coach Jerry Cabrera advises sophomore Todd Rokita on some effective defensive moves. By carefully planning his moves ahead of time, Todd was able to prevent his op- ponent from scoring. HU DDLING to boost morale and raise spirit. Huddles were also used to map out strategies and game plans. The season was disappointing because we hoped to go farther than we did. 9 9 senior Floyd Stoner ( I think we played really well. The quality of our players was excellent! 9 9 junior Goran Krajl RUSHING toward the ball with determination, senior Tim Carl- son positions himself for a corner kick. With accurate and precise place- ment, Tim was able to send the ball soaring to the goal. 96 Boys ' Soccer lueudsfop, spt irt sends teCM iwto Con eAenCe Thinking the fans in the stands could hear his heart beating, the player glanced down to the soccer ball at his feet and then nervously glanced at the narrow goal ahead of him. While the player boldly blasted the ball ahead of him, scattering bodies ho- vered around him like stalking prey. The player weaved around the human obstacles; his destination was to outwit the savage-looking goalie and hear the swish of the ball hit- ting the net. This could summerize any player on the soccer team whose fierce determination brought them a successful season. “Overall the season went very well considering we had a RAPI DLY pivoting to the side, senior Kevin Lasky, goalie, moves quickly to catch a flying ball. Coordi- nation and balance are essential skills for a goalie. new coach and many inexperi- enced, new players,” ex- plained senior Jeff Samels. Consisting of 22 members, the bootmen finished with a 10-2 record. “I think the suc- cess of our team is due to team unity,” commented ju- nior Brian Rudloff. “Besides being teammates, we are all friends. Most of us go out to- gether even while soccer is not going on.” The team’s winning streak ran short when they were de- feated in conference. “After going into conference, we were flying very high, but los- ing to our biggest rival, Por- tage, was a big disappoint- ment, especially because we could not advance into tour- nament play,” said Jeff. Because soccer was such a fast moving game which re- quired a lot of running and many quick, fluid movements, many long hours of practicing was required. We did a lot of running to keep in shape. We also scrimmaged and did a lot of drills,” explained Brian. “Even though the practices were long and hard, they pre- pared us for the tougher games we had, like against South Bend,” explained sen- ior Tim Carlson. Basically, the soccer team had a very “up” season. “The biggest high point of the sea- son was that we all had fun. Having a good record and hav- ing fun doing it is a great ac- complishment,” said Jeff. " Also beating various teams 19-0, 10-0, 7-0, etc., provided a chance for the substitutes to play a lot this season.” As the player brought his foot down swiftly against the soccer ball his dreams of the perfect goal came true when he heard the swish of the ball hitting the net. Girls’ Junior Varsity Softball: (front row) Tracy Donovan, Renay Montal- bano, Leslie Safran, Tammy Der- eamer. (row 2) Jeanne Robbins, Lisa Kraynik, Jennifer Rudloff, Melissa SETTLING down into a good defensive position, junior Cindy Simko, shortstop, readies herself for the next pitch. According to Coach Premetz, the infield was a key to a strong late-season surge. Klee, Sharon Pavol. (back row) Kim Hesek, Cindy Mikolajczyk, Vicki Ter- ranova, Camille Saclaczynski, Karyn Dahlsten, Coach Barbara Johnson. Girls’ Varsity Softball: (front row) Connie Czapla, Lisa Mansueto, Jac- queline Johnson, Andrea Petrovich, (row 2) Laura Siska, Laura Sabina, Laura Walsh, Kristin Sanek. (back row) Coach Pat Premetz, Cindy Simko, Leanne Suter, Michelle Plan- tinga, Crissy Dinga. 98 Girls’ Softball GMs oU ' eACOME sitaw statt to gaob Sectioned CiiowH 4 A universal saying in the wide world of sports stated, ‘‘If you play good defense, you can’t lose.” Conversely, a lesser-known tidbit of sports knowledge said, “You can’t win if you can’t hit.” The Girls’ Softball Team had their de- fense; however, they were plagued by inconsistent hit- ting early on in the season and found themselves scratching and clawing their way to an 8- 10 record. The girls started out the season slowly. They lost four out of their first five ballgames by an average of five runs. “The hitting was poor, but it improved consistently during the season,” stated captain Lisa Mansueto, senior. HOVERING near the base, junior Leanne Suter, first baseman, stretches for the throw. Her efforts were in vain, however, as an errant throw allowed her Crown Point oppo- nent to reach first base safely. i ( We didn’t get invited to any tournaments. We were in two last year and we got dropped because we won them! y y Coach Pat Premetz ( i Our pitching was sometimes not that good because our two pitchers were tired of pitching every day. y y senior Lisa Mansueto Agreeing with Lisa, junior Cindy Simko said, " Our hitting was the weakest part of our game. However, the hitters progressed throughout the season.” Evidence of the swing in hitting occurred when the team beat Calumet 12-2, and the next game trounced Lowell 17-0. Coach Premetz pointed out some highlights of the season. “We played an excellent game against an unbeaten Merrill- ville team. We beat the Crown Point team twice, with one game being in extra innings. There were about five games when we looked super- sharp.” Another highlight of the year was the girls’ victory at the Sectional Champion- ship. The girls beat Highland, Griffith, and Lake Central to take the crown. “Team unity was a key to having a successful year,” stated Cindy. “If you don ' t play as a team, it’s hard to win the game.” Adding to the ingredients of a successful year, Lisa said, " Having a successful year re- quires lots of determination, confidence, and practice. It also takes a lot of luck. The biggest key ingredient has to be teamwork and team unity, which we had a vast amount.” The Girls’ Varsity Softball team ended their season on an upswing. As their batting averages were reaised, so were their spirits and determi- nation. Having fun and work- ing together as a team was more important to these girls than the numbers in the win- loss column. Concluding her thoughts about the season, Lisa said, “Varsity Softball was a team that started out playing poor- ly, consistently improving, and playing their best going into Sectionals. That is the only thing that really counts.” Side i Varsity Girls’ ii«,r isoes » te Lake Central Lowell Highland Crown Point Portage Lake Central Whiting Griffith Calumet Lowell Highland Gavit Crown Point Merrillville Calumet 13 nes Softball Morton MHS OPP Sect ' onals 0 4 Highland 1 3 Griffith ® c 2 J2 Lake Central i 0 ‘? 6 4 . . 4 3 Junior Varsity Softball f 3 fL Francis DeSales MH ? 0PP 2 7 Lake Central I 4 3 4 Highland 5 8 12 2 Crown Point 7 17 o Merrillville 0 5 Lake Central 4 2 Highland 6 3 Gavit 1 3 Crown Point 3 i Merrillville Girls’ Softball Heard it from a friend who heard it from a friend, and eventually everyone had al- ready heard the news. The Stickmen finished their sea- son 23-4, and tied for confer- ence soon became the talk of the town. The Varsity Boys’ Baseball team finished with a winning season after hitting the field with a powerful season which left an overflow of defeated opponents. “We were a strong force this year,” stated senior Ken Mahala. “We dominated over the teams we didn ' t ex- pect to beat.” The main factor involved in the strength of the team was a strong pitching game. “Our pitching game was very effec- tive,” explained Coach Bob Shinkan, math teacher. " We had a variety of boys who could handle the ball well, and we also had the talent needed to blow it by them.” The pitch- ing for the Stickmen was headed by senior Ken Mahala and followed by seniors Gregg and Gary Shutan, David Sand- ers and Greg Zabrecky. An additional point which led the team to a winning sea- son was talent and power in hitting. “We had a powerful batting lineup,” said senior Jeff Kapp, captain. " It’s im- portant to have power hitters as well as batters with a good eye.” The team lacked proficien- cy in batting. “When other teams got caught in a bind they could bunt; we couldn’t pull it off when we needed to,” stated Coach Shinkan. Team spirit and support sparked another aid to their success. “We tried not to cut each other low for messing up,” commented junior Greg Adams. “We just cheered and boosted each other for better luck next time.” All these factors earned many goals for the team in- cluding the defeat of a tough WOUND up, extended and per- fectly executed are just a few adjec- tives which describe senior Ken Ma- hala ' s pitching. Ken was credited with having one of the fastest high school pitches, estimated at 83 miles per hour. 100 Baseball VOICES and heads lowered to provide privacy, as seniors Jeff Kapp (6), Ken Mahala (12), and Greg Za- brecky (2) hold a private meeting on the pitcher’s mound to plan strategy for the next play. These rendezvouses aided game organization and un- nerved the opponents. BARELY sneaking in a run fol- lowing a pop fly, junior Jim Magrames hustles to beat the ball to home plate. Jim was named outstanding player of this game and carried the team to win over Crown Point 4-1. Baseball 101 CHATTER competitor — Crown Point. “We knew they would be tough, but it was an important Conference game that we needed to win,” said senior Dave Sanders. “When the pressure’s on, it pushes you to excel.” Good news traveled fast, and publicity came where it was due. Mixing a combina- tion of faith, talent and power, helped the Varsity Baseball Team to quickly become the word on the streets. BATTER up! During the warm- ups preceding a home game, Coach Shinkan bats out to left field to help players run, practice and sharpen their catching techniques. Sidelines Boys’ Varsity Baseball MHS OPP Hammond Morton 7 Hammond Gavit ° _ East Chicago Roosevelt 7 o Hammond Clark “ Q Portage 7 q Michigan City Rogers U » (Double header) ’ Hobart , River Forest Lake Central 6 Giffith | 4 Lowell _ 2 Highland 0 Crown Point 4 Calumet 6 Lake Central £ 0 Gary Roosevelt ® (Double header) Griffith 2 0 Lake Station 0 Lowell „ o Highland c Mustang Classic _ 2 Hammond High “ g Warsaw 7 Crown Point Bishop Noll Calumet Q Merrillville 7 East Chicago Washington (Double header) 26-4 Junior Varsity Baseball Team Hammond Clark Hammond Clark Hammond Morton Hammond High E.C. Roosevelt E.C. Roosevelt Lake Central Griffith Lowell Crown Point Calumet Lake Central Griffith Crown Point Bishop Noll Calumet MHS OPP 4 5 11 Conference Tournament Crown Point 9 - 7-1 Boys’ Freshman Baseball Team MH! Bishop Noll 2 Bishop Noll Bishop Noll . Griffith Bishop Noll Highland Andrean Portage (Double header) Lowell Crown Point Lake Central Pierce Harrison Conference Tournament Lake Central Highland 7-7 i It was one of our best seasons. I was proud to be on the team. 9 9 senior Mike Irk 102 Boys ' Varsity Baseball (front row) John Mybeck, Gregg Shutan, Ken Ma- hala, Jeff Kapp, Greg Adams, Gary Shutan, Adam Tavitas. (back row) Coach Bob Shinkan, Dan Hollis, Dave Sanders, Mike Irk, Tim O ' Mara, Lewis Hansen, Greg Zabrecky, Eric Powell, Pat Rau. Boys ' Freshman Baseball Team (front row) Julio Arevalo, Steve Cerajewski, Adam Krieger, Kevin Baradziej, Al Za- brecky, Aaron Franko. (back row) Coach Mark Agerter, Brent Bodefeld, Bob Kemp, Rod Vanator, Mike Trilli, An- thony Powell, Jason Ryband. Boys’ Junior Varsity Baseball Team (front row) Joey Lovasko, Mark Pan- nazo, Tony Hanus, Shawn Barsic, Scott Blatnica, Steve Muller, (back row) Brian Novotony, Bill Melby, Chuck Pawelko, Larry Wiley, Ben Morey, Steve Moskovsky, Bill Wrona, Coach Charles Boston. NOTby the hair of his chinny chin- chin nor the tips of his out-stretched fingers will junior James Magrames miss being safe. After diving headlong for third base, he recovers and " safe- ly” brings the Stickmen the first run in this game against Crown Point. Boys ' Baseball -103 ► Tripping out Athletes hit the road to meet away competitors " Here ' s one for the road, " is an often used saying. Athletic team members kept that thought in mind as they faced the problem of finding something to do while traveling to an away match on the team bus. Athletes chose many methods to re- lieve the bordeom encountered on long rides in cold buses. " I would bring my jambox and the team would get in groups and talk, " said senior Cameron Scott, varsity swimmer. On the other hand, road trips pro- vided players with a chance to get emo- tionally prepared for the meet ahead. " We all got hyped up for the games. Some of us even borderlihed on spas- tic, " said junior Dianne Hanus, varsity volleyball player. Long bus trips also provided a chance for personal amusement, often at the ex- pense of others. " We tried to make road trips fun. We would initiate the freshmen by working them over in the back of the bus! " Cameron explained. So whether it was talking, jamming out, or mentally preparing, road trips be- came an asset to the season. They gave athletes a chance to prepare for their events, just sit back and watch the miles pass or have a little fun and relieve the boredom of a long, tiring ride. PREP ARED for a cold bus ride, Steve Grim, sen- ior swimmer, displays his favorite style of stocking cap. Whatever the weather was, road trips were a necessary part of competing. PO rs Competing for a sports team was not schoolwork and teamwork proved to all fun and games. Juggling be an inconvenience. « 104 Extra Points " ime Out Academic interference called during practice breaks Between potholes and jerky stops, Andy Athlete tried to read the pages of his U.S. History book for a test over the chapter tomorrow. For many athletes, meets and games during the week cut into studying and homework time, so they had to resort to doing homework on the bus, during practice, or not at all. " Because I have so much homework it ' s impossible to do it all after school. I had to study on the bus if I wanted to get it all done, " said junior Carolyn Pajor, varsity basketball player. Sometimes problems arose due to the difficulty of studying in a moving vehi- cle. " Studying on the bus gave me the worst headaches, but I did it anyway because the work had to get done, " said senior Laura Sabina. Other athletes resorted to studying at PRACTICE makes perfect, for basketball freethrows and for Algebra equations. Junior Paul Cipich takes time out during basketball practice to explain a difficult problem to sophomore Chuck Pawelko. Many busy athletes turn to bus rides or practice breaks to squeeze in homework time that was cut short by sports. practices for their sports. " I had no chance to study any other time, so I studied during breaks in practice, " ex- claimed sophomore Chuck Pawelko. Problems came up which prevented some athletes from studying at all, no matter what. " I never did homework on the bus to meets because I was too ner- vous to concentrate on the way there, and afterwards I was tired and it was too dark anyway, " explained senior Champ Merrick. Homework was assigned and needed to be finished, even if it boiled down to overcoming the jolts and the jitters on a crowded school bus on the way to a game, or cramming between laps at practice. In the end, even Andy Athlete completed his work, scored well, and stayed eligible for the next game. Cmpty Seats Declining attendance figures at away games Home field advantage can give any team the upper hand. This was mainly due to the fan atten- dance. A problem, though, lies in fan support away from home. Lack of away game attendance can present problems. The Mustangs have been plagued by declining attendance figures at away games. " Student atten- dance was poor throughout the entire year, " stated senior Patty Hitle, varsity volleyball player. The majority of the teams ' support fell on to the shoulders of the participating players ' parents. " At our away games, there was next to nobody out there. Our only support came from the parents,” explained senior Kim Palmer, varsity volleyball player. " At our away meets, the parents made up about ninety percent of the people in the stands, " furth- ered senior Spiro Megremis, varsity wrestler. The students who did not attend away games often found many reasons not to go. " During the week I was usually working, and on the weekends, I could not work the games into my schedule. There just wasn ' t enough time in the week, " said Wayne Swart, senior. Poor attendance away from home presented a serious problem and one not easily solved. " We offered fan buses to help the students without trans- portation, but they were rarely used, " stated Mr. John Tennant, Athletic Director. " The way that I see to possibly solve the problem is to have a group of kids form a cheerblock. " An edge in any confrontation was lost if the fan support was poor. The Mustang teams suffered through poor attendance as they fought their com- petitors. HUDDLED together for warmth, fans brave bitter weather to support the Mustangs at a home game. Unfortunately, away games were attended primarily by parents and relatives of the players. rVaking Away Switching gears from normal transportation, bikes take lead Biking, for most, signals a means of transportation, but for some it meant more than just a means to go from place to place. It meant competition, relax- ation and expansion of the mind. Faster than the speed of light, junior Dave Bukowski rode for competition, " I like to ride my bike in races because it is one of the few chances I have to be in control of my life. " To kick back and relax, senior Rob Wojtowich hopped on his bike. " Riding my bike relaxes me. It is just you and your bike and no one else around you to bother you. " " I enjoy riding my bike because it gives me a chance to think over some problems, " said junior Leanne Suter. Biking truly is a sport for almost any- one because no specific athletic ability, practice, or instruction is required. FINISHED with packing, senior Jeff Samuels has everything in tact. Biking was a favorite pas- time for students. Bears Super bow I Victory touches home Everyone has a refrigerator. Some people have a big refrigerator, but the Chicago Bears football team has the biggest " Fridge " of all. William “The Refrigerator " Perry (72) carried the team to New Orleans for Superbowl XX. The " Monsters of the Midway " struck for the first time since 1963. " I can not believe my dream for the Bears came true after all these years of waiting for their chance to go to the Superbowl, and on top of that to win, " said freshman Steve Hess. Bears Mania swept not only the city of Chicago, but the whole nation. As even those who were not football fans came out to see what the Bears were all a bout. " I never really was interested in the Bears, but with all this publicity etc., it got me curious to see what they are all about, " said freshman Kelly Livingston. The Bears capitalized on their popularity by pro- ducing everything from T.V. commercials to songs and videos. " The two songs, ' The Superbowl Shuf- fle ' and ' The Refrigerator, ' were both cute and in- creased their popularity. " " My favorite out of all their publicity was the TV commercial for McDon- alds, " said junior Carolyn Pajor. For long suffering Chicago Bears fans, this made all the difficult seasons worth while. As the Chicago Bears turned not only into " The Monsters of the Midway, " but into the champs of the Superbowl XX. BEARS crazed , junior Mike Gustitas shows his support of the Chicago Bears through his locker and dress. The Bears went on to be Superbowl XX champs beating the New England Patriots 43 - 10 . 106 Extra Points on one Survival of the fittest is the name of the game One hour on a raquetball court is a good indicator of a person ' s physical condition. There is no place to hide in a bare 40x20 room when an opponent ' s firm rubber ball flies by at a high rate of speed. The player and opponent struggled to win one on one. " I have been in many tournaments and have won and lost my share. The thing I like best about winning is that I know I did it on my own with no one else ' s help, " said junior Morgan Noel. Non-stop action and quick reactions make a game of raquetball a physically gruelling experience. " After a tough match of raquetball, I enjoy taking a whirlpool. The game is very tiresome but a whirlpool always relaxes me, " sen- ior Dave Sanders. Sweat bands were not enough to keep perspiration out of the eyes. " I usually go through two shirts per game due to excessive perspiration, " fresh- man Steve Cerajewski. Raquetball is definitely not an activity for the passive or the physically uncon- ditioned athlete. WAITING to return a serve, junior Morgan Noel directs his concentration to the ball. Playing raquetball at Dynasty Health and Raquetball Club was a favorite form of recreation to many students. Girls town soccer league newcomer on the turf In the world of sports, girls soccer was relatively a newcomer. It has only been . in the past several years that girls ' soc- cer teams and leagues have been orga- nized. From the number of girls participat- ing in the Munster Girls Soccer League, it is apparent that this sport has grown significantly. " From the time we started to now, it is quite clear that the popularity of the sport has grown, " said junior Mary Fissenger. The games have been organized by the town and are played against sur- rounding towns in the spring and fall at local parks or other communities. " Our season does not last that long due to weather, but we are hoping in the future to have an indoor league, " exclaimed sophomore Tammy Der- eamer. Soccer! Some people get a kick out of it! po rs You don ' t have to be on a team to keep in shape. Playing raquetball, soccer, biking and ' Bear-watching, ' students get their own schedules for fitness. 107 » Extra Points wingers Favorite tennis raquets win popularity for recreation. Speak softly and carry a $ 1 00 raquet was a humorous anecdote quoted from Charles Schultz ' dog, Snoopy. Popular raquets were rated in a student survey by many factors aside from price. " I prefer HEAD because their shapes and sizes enhance my playing ability, " said sophomore Tracy Silverman. Many other students also preferred HEAD ra- quets which placed first with a 46% vote. Second place went to PRINCE ra- quets with a 29% vote. " I play with a graphite PRINCE, " stated junior Adam Tavitas. " I like the lightweight feeling and the shape. " Senior Jim Harrison gave his opinion. " For playing on the team, I prefer a Spalding raquet. It handles better and takes more abuse. " Spalding raquets finished third earning 1 1 % of the vote. EVEN a raquet can affect a player ' s perfor- mance. To achieve playing excellence, senior Joe Solan prefers HEAD raquets which placed first by 46% in a student poll. WATCH your step! Or at least the shoes that are stepping. The boys ' basketball team exempli- fies variety in sports shoes. Nike was voted most popular shoe by 26% in a survey. ress-up Popular athletic wear proves clothes make the athlete What athletes wore proved impor- tant. Fifty-two percent of students in- terviewed stated Russel Sportswear was their favorite brand. It ' s better made and takes more wear than other brands, " explained senior Jason Bis- choff. Thirty-seven percent of those polled selected Adidas athletic wear as number one. " Adidas clothes come in a variety of colors and styles and are easy to move in, " said sophomore Beth Stover. Among the remaining 1 1 % of those students surveyed, are many various brands of which Nike was popular. " I prefer Nike sportswear, " said junior Cindy Simko. " They make sizes that fit well to play or just lounge in. " VARIETY in sportswear is outstanding as the different styles of popular sportswear are worn by the Drill Team. Fifty-two percent of students surveyed chose Russel as the best brand. 1X14 POINTS Looking well was just as important as a brand name made a player. Students playing well, as many were convinced that revealed what was hot and what was not. 108 Extra Points Search for ideal shoes leads endless quest He lurks in frozen mountain tops and caves of the Rocky Mountains. Many explorers and scientists have followed the trail of this monster: Big Foot. Yet, why did they endanger their lives hoping to come face to face with this creature with the biggest feet? Perhaps simply to ask him one question, " Excuse us Mr. Bigfoot, but what brand of tennis shoes do you wear? " Tennies. They were just shoes, but many stu- dents, athletes, and non-athletes, chose certain brands for one reason or another. In a student survey, all types of Nike brand shoes were voted most popular. Twenty -one percent of those surveyed preferred this brand. " I like them (Nike) because they are comfortable and they are available in a variety of colors and styles, " said junior Lila Jacobs. Senior Chris Preslin, soccer player, selected Nike for a different reason. " They form to your feet, give better support, and have good traction on the astro-turf. " Second to Nike in popularity was Converse by 21 %. Sophomore Swami Nagubadi explained his choice. " Converse are the technologically ad- vanced shoes for the professional players. " Nike and Converse were selected most often by males rather than females, but the third and fourth place tennis shoes, Reebok and Tretorn, were cho- sen most frequently by females. Eleven percent of the girls that were surveyed picked Reebok, but only 3% of the boys chose that brand. Similarly, 9% of girls that were interviewed selected Tretorn and only 4% of the boys that were interviewed did. " I like Reebok because they have high tops for aerobics, " commented sophomore Susie Carllyle. Senior Jen Dye had different reasons for choosing her favorite brands. " I like comfortable shoes. Tre- tom and Footjoy last a lot longer than other brands I ' ve tried. " The remaining 26% of those students that were surveyed selected miscellaneous brands, reasons were similar. Most people wanted good fit, comfort, good manufacturing for long wear and style. " Fit and comfort are important, " stated sophomore Tra- cy Silverman. " But I want shoes that are stylish and look good too. " So the search goes on. indefinitely, endlessly seeking the elusive monster. But should he happen to wander into MHS, he too would most likely choose a type of Nike shoe as his favorite tennis shoe brand. Extra Points « 109 ► 110 Extra Points vertime Practicing after school does not pay time and a half, but for athletes, it pays to stay As 2:30 p.m. rolled around, students no longer listened to what the teacher said. They were far more concerned with what to do after school. A few would watch TV, some would listen to their stereos, and still others would pig- out on Doritos. But for a select few, all they had to look forward to was a rigor- ous after school practice. Afternoon practice, although it ap- peared as a hindrance, seemed to be enjoyed by students. " I prefer to prac- tice at the end of the day 1 0 times more Different way to end the day, sixth hour weight training proves to be a ' weighted ' class BEING used as examples by Marino Tsirtsis, wrestling veteran, senior Jerry Pupillo and junior George Tsirtsis are given a chance to catch their breath. Wrestlers were often found working out in the wrestling room perfecting their techniques and building endurance. eavy Load " Oh man, do I have a Trigonometry test 6th hour? ' ' said John. " Oh yeah! I ' ve got a Chemistry test 6th hour! " complained Anne. " You think you ' ve got troubles? I have to lift weights for an hour! " groaned Frank. Forget about homework, speeches, and GPA ' s. Weight training was as diffi- cult a class as any other. Instead of using a notebook and a pen, biceps and tri- cepts were classroom supplies students needed. Although their personal observations of the class differed, the pupils did agree on one thing: the class helped improve their strength. " I got more out of the class than I expected to. I really got a lot stronger, " said senior lifter Ja- son Bischoff. Agreeing with Jason, senior Greg Za- brecky said, " I got stronger and in bet- ter shape overall. It was a lot harder than I expected, though. " Although they lifted the exact same weights, their reasons for lifting were than in the morning, " Tom Luksich, freshman basketball player, said. " It ' s a lot better. You get to sleep in. It ' s cool. " Sleep was not the only reason for fa- voritism towards an after school prac- tice. " You ' re really a lot stronger at the end of the day, " explained Tom. " In the morning I can hardly function, let alon e practice. " The level of concentration intensified at after school practices. " The practices were more effective because we all knew what needed to be done and we work harder to become a better team, " said senior Ruth Zurad, Girls ' Basketball Co-captain. Although they had different after school plans than most students, these athletes watched the clock tick off the final few minutes knowing it was better to hit the courts or field later in the day. quite different. " I plan on entering the Marines after graduation and I want to be in good physical condition for what the Marines require, " said senior Pete Cala. Rob Wojtowich, senior, had a com- pletely different reason for taking the class. " I took it entirely for personal benefit. I want to add size and tone to my muscles. " Although sore muscles and rigorous workouts weren ' t most people ' s idea of a good last hour class, it was obvious these students had to work in ways simi- lar to an academically structured class. Their homework was to diet properly and their tests were bench presses and leg exercises. One thing was for sure in this class: one still had to work hard to make the grade. STRAINING under the weight, senior Greg Zabrecky grimaces under the cumbersome load. Dead-lifting was one of the ways that lifters im- proved their strength. £ arly Birds Athletes experience rude awakening BLLLIINNNGGGG goes the blaring alarm clock as a shrouded figure peeks his head out from under his toasty, down-filled blanket. " Good Lord! " he screams, as he notices the time and knocks his alarm clock off the night- stand in disgust. " It ' s only 5 a.m. The Dunkin Donut man is not even up yet. Other kids are sleeping. But Nooooo! I have got to get up and go to swim practice! " This conversation with rude alarm clocks has been repeated countless times by countless ath- letes. They showed up at school long before any- one else, groggy, sleepy-eyed, and mumbling incoherently to themselves saying, " Why am I here? Am I crazy? " No, they weren ' t crazy, just dedicated. However dedicated they were, most would not admit that they enjoyed waking up early. " I do not really enjoy getting up in the morning, " confessed senior Spiro Megremis, Varsity wres- tler. " You are tired in the morning and I ' d just as soon remain after school longer than we do than come in the morning. " " I think they stink because you don ' t have enough time to get ready and because you have goggle marks on your eyes! " joked freshman Jen Obenchain, swimmer. Even so, morning practice did have a few ad- vantages to it. Taking the pro-morning practice side, junior Randy Gluth, swimmer, said, " You get more practice time. In swimming, we do our weights in the morning so we can concentrate on actual swimming in the afternoon. It also means that afternoon practice will end sooner! " Agreeing that morning practices did prove beneficial, junior Tim Broderson said, " Since we do have more time to practice, three extra hours a week, the swimmers get stronger and the divers get more consistent. I guess they really do help. " The dedication and unselfishness of these ath- letes showed they had the desire to succeed. Their attitudes and hopes were what kept their hands off the " snooze " button and their sights set on season success. GIVEN a chance to catch forty winks, junior Tim Broder- son substitutes a bench for a bed at morning practice. Morn- ing practices demanded that athletes use whatever spare time they had to make up lost hours of sleep. PO HTS Whether it be pulling the weight, beating found time to tone their muscles, the sunrise, or working overtime, athletes Extra Points « 111 Do you have what it takes It doesn ' t matter whether you win or lose, it ' s how you play the game. That ' s where sportsmanship comes in. It ' s the ability to be a gracious loser even when your opponent (supposed- ly) accidently trips you on your way to the goal line when at- tempting a last minute touch- down to win the game. 1 It ' s the final seconds of the game. The team is down by one point. As the clock ticks down, you shoot what would be the win- ning basket, but an opposing player bumps you causing you to miss. You . . . □ a) push him back □ b) throw yourself down and cry □ c) bang your head on the locker □ d) congratulate the other team 2 — You re undefeated in regular season, have won Sectionals, and are on your way to the Regional tennis competition. In the first match, your opponent hits a powerful serve that belts you in the head and elimi- nates you from further matches. You . . . □ a) throw your raquet at him □ b) hire a hit man □ c) run over his can of tennis balls □ d) realize that it was fate WIPING the sweat from his forehead, senior Mark Oberlander and Coach Ed Musselman, math teach- er, consider the faults of his tennis match. Good sportsmanship qualities created a winning season. 3 — While executing a perfect balance beam routine, a spectator coughs. It startles you and causes you to fall and ruin the perfor- mance. You ... □ a) push the beam over □ b) fake a concussion for sympathy G c) throw sweaty towels on the crowd □ d) jump back on and continue 4 While wrestling against your rival team, your opponent uses an illegal hold causing you to slip and break your nose. You . . . THREE , two, one . . . buzz. A last secor shot by senior Lewis Hansen sails towai the basket. Although he made the tv points, the Varsity Boys ' Basketball Tea lost the game against Highland. n a) burn his house down □ b) break his nose, too Q c) sue him for assault and battery □ d) let him get his punishment from the referees, and leave it at that 5 It ' s the bottom of the ninth inning, the last game of the season, and you ' re one run behind. After hitting a perfect line drive, you trip over the first baseman ' s foot forc- ing the last out and losing the game. You □ a) chew off his foot □ b) spit on his shoes □ c) blow up his car □ d) brush yourself off and wait until next year 6 = = 112 Sportsmanship Quiz Whether dribbling down the floor or passing to a eammate, sportsmanship etiquette dictates the rules of the game. Take this quiz and see if you ' re a real sportsman. Kicking the ball into goal, you slip on the wet soccer field and completely miss the ball. You . . . □ a) develop a grass hatred complex and never mow the lawn again I 1 b) deflate the soccer ball [ 1 c) over-fertilize the field so it comes to a burning, fiery death and never gets dewey enough to make another soc- cer player slip. □ d) ignore it, anyone could slip. ATTEMPTING to spike the ball, junior Leanne Suter, Varsity Volleyball player, misjudges a shot. Al- though mistakes were made, the team tried to show good sportsmanship towards competitors. □ a) blame the turf for not being mowed properly □ b) become a team water boy I 1 c) quit the team □ d) wait for your next pass Preparing for your dive, you stand waiting in concentration. As you walk down the board, starting your dive, your foot catches the end of the board, knocking you clumsi- ly into the water. You ... 0 a) pretend you ' re drowning to cover your embarrassment 0 b) drain the pool 0 c) pull your cap over your face 0 d) prepare for your second dive 9 After catching your first pass of the season, you trip and fumble while running for the touchdown. You ... 0 a) quit the team o b) shoot the other team ' s relay team 0 c) shoot your relay partners o d) work on your concentration for the next race. While attempting to return a serve and make a kill to win the volleyball game, you trip over your own shoelace and miss it. You . . . 0 a) never wear those shoes again 0 b) never wear shoelaces again 0 c) fast for 30 days as punishment o d) take it in stride During your relay meet, other runners dis- tract you and cause you to drop the baton, and thus lose the race. You . . . STRIVINGfor perfection, junior Barb Payne spins to complete her dive. Even though every little flaw cost her points, Barb never lost her positive attitude. Sportsmanship Quiz “IIS ' - ewing on a button, singing in the Indiana State School Music Association contest in Indianapolis, or perfecting their fluency in French V, students sought answers to develop their academic talents. This work paid off as the school earned its first First Class Commission from the Indiana Department of Education. Recognizing the top notch academic environment, this Commission ranked the school in the top five per cent state-wide. But even with a highly academic atmosphere, students found ways to use their talents besides in the classroom. Expanding their interests outside the school walls teens joined clubs and organizations. From the newly formed Sportsman Club to the Speech and Debate teams, students developed their and club interests with the . . c arefully Chemistry Advanced classes experiment, senior offered students Mike Cha takes an opportunity to gauging the pains to maintain concentrate on temperature of his Advanced Placement accuracy in his academic areas in measurements. further detail. 14 ► Academics Organizations Divider )S to the rescue! Senior Michelle Krajnik displays the expression of disgust as she works hard at scrubbing pans. Working at the Chicken Barbeque was one of the obligations that Speech and Debate members had to fulfill. isky ky business. Chemistry teacher Mr. Jeff Graves discovers a new technique for teaching as he lectures on Enthalpy reaction rates. How to Do Anything Better Guide 1 15 NUMBERS YOU CAN COUNT ON LAST RESORTS BEFORE Maybe listening to classical music or WGN Talk radio shows was bet- ter than looking up vocabulary words or studying for a French test. “If I don’t want to do my homework and nothing good is on the radio, I think that I could get myself to listen to al- most anything, even one of those boring ra- dio stations that moms listen to, " stated ju- nior Don Yang. ‘When I ' m really desperate for something to do instead of homework, I ' ll watch ' $ 1 .98 Beauty Show ' that has a bunch of fat women on it trying to make themselves beautiful. ' ' Mike Stern, senior STUDYING Even with pen in hand and books opened, homework seemed easier said than done. Often students closed their books and set them aside to turn to desperate measures to avoid doing any of their unwanted studies. 1 Raiding the fridge to satisfy their stomachs, students used eating as an excuse to avoid doing their homework, even if it meant that they must eat the hard, moldy, swiss cheese that was over a month old. “When I sit down to do my home- work and I can’t get into it, I go for the mun- chies, and I don’t care what it is that I eat. As long as it’s not moving, I’ll eat it!” explained junior Kathy Sims. Even cleaning a bed- room or organizing sock drawers could have been more fun than planning a speech that was assigned over a week ago. “One time I kept putting off an essay that I was supposed to do by cleaning a different part of my room each night. It finally got down to organizing the earings in my jewelry box,” said senior Margo Schwartz. 6 Playing games with a younger sis- ter or brother would never be done on a Friday or Saturday night, but when it came to home- work nights, students often en- joyed such relief from their schoolwork. “Sometimes I get desperate enough to play marbles and stupid games like that with my little brother if I don’t want to start my homework,” said junior Jeff Florszak. 2 Even watching shows like “Punky Brewster” was better than study- ing for some students. “When I’m really desperate for something to do instead of homework, I’ll watch ‘$1.98 Beauty Show’ that has a bunch of fat women on it trying to make themselves beautiful,” said senior Mike Stern. 3 Telephoning grandma who lived in Sunnyside Hill Nursing Home might even have been better than writing reports or computing math problems. “I usually tell my parents that I have something im- portant to find out on the phone, but most of the time I’m just chatting with friends,” ex- plained senior Mike Costello. 7 Taking the old poochie for a walk around the block made for a good excuse to not do homework. “I take my dog, Luke, for a walk when I absolutely have nothing to do but my schoolwork,” stated junior Holly Harle. 8 Doing little chores for mom and dad, or even a friend, were more exciting than writing a skit for French class. “I’d much rather cut our neighbor ' s grass or snow blow their driveway for a few bucks than do my homework any day!” explained senior David Gustat. j 1 16 ► Last Resorts ft 9 Trial and error over and over again. Junior Paula Saks enjoyed experimenting with her hair and make-up instead of putting her nose in the books. “I like to try weird things with my make-up when I blow off my homework. Sometimes I even wash my hair a few times to try out different styles with it,” explained Paula. RRRING! Hello!? Junior Kerry Deignan takes a break to answer the telephone. Communication with a friend over the phone helped Kerry escape from the homework blahs. MUNCH time! Heading for the refrigerator, fresh- man Owen Deignan fulfills cravings for a light snack. Grabbing a bit to eat was a popular excuse to avoid homework. LOST in the world of Talking Heads, junior Rick Ku- meiga kicks back to listen to a few favorite tunes. Playing the latest hits kept students’ minds off their daily assign- ments. HERE boy! Playing fetch with his pooch Holmes pro- vides amusement for junior Mike Autry. Taking a break to romp with his Labrador provides Mike with a quick and easy escape from his monotonous studying. Instead of a boring night of studies, students kicked back and took it easy. " I like to play a nice tune on the piano or write a letter to a far away friend,” add- ed Margo. From cleaning a brush full of hair to water- ing the plants or maybe even shopping for underwear, students desperately searched for a true answer, to study or not to study, that was the question! Last Resorts 117 How to work with classes. “My parents wanted me to take Ad- vanced Geometry so ad- you must have gone through at least trigonom- etry to major in business I f I was in a car and coming JL up to a corner, I could easily hop out of the car and measure to see if the corner was a right angle, that is, of course, only if I had my handy-dandy protractor with me! } } Steve Hess, freshman Driving down Ridge Road. Karen Car Owner noticed the speed limit sign. It read 35 m.p.h. “Oops! I’m going 43!” exclaimed Karen to her- self. “Let’s see, 43 minus 35, that equals 8.” As Karen slowed down to the correct speed, she noticed her gas only filled V « of the tank. “With only $5.00 in my wallet and gas at $1.25, I can only buy 4 gallons,” calculated Ka- ren. After Karen organized her thoughts, she realized all the ways numbers came into her life. Karen knew that Alge- bra and Geometry also had areas that could apply to daily activities in work- ing with numbers. " If I was in a car and coming up to a corner, I could easily hop out of the car and mea- sure to see if the corner was a right angle, that is, of course, only if I had my hand-dandy protractor with me!” But in actuality, other reasons encouraged stu- dents to enroll in these missions officers from col- leges would know that I was able to challenge my- self,” explained sopho- more Julianne Chevigny. Students also went on to higher mathematics courses for the require- ments of their career pref- erences. “Quite a few of my students take Trigo- nometry and College Alge- bra just as a stepping stone for higher learning such as Calculus or Finite Math in college,” said Mrs. Barbara Johnson, math teacher. “Also, many students take four years of math because in college.” Business classes also offered hands on exper- ience in working with num- bers. Business Math proved to be a class for those students who want- ed to learn about estimat- ing prices, managing mon- ey, understanding insur- ance rates, and just hav- ing an all-around business- like background. “Busi- ness Math is a practical course that teaches the basics. It’s good for those students who want math- ematic experience but don ' t always want to take higher levels of regular math like Algebra II, Trigo- nometry or Calculus,” ex- plained Mrs. Pat Premetz, math teacher. Usually students took Business Math be cause they could not relate straight math classes to practical living. “Geome- try deals with such ab- stract things like geomet- rical, three dimensional figures, sometimes it makes no sense at all to me. Taking a class such as Business Math sounds like a good alternative for Al- gebra next year,” com- mented freshman Cari VanSenus. “I could use to learn to budget my money and work with numbers, instead of triangles, paral- lelograms, and parabolas, and learn practical things like that.” Karen Car Owner could have used a class like Business Math to budget her hard earned dollars so that she could have more gas money and maybe even a little more spend- ing money for herself. Accounting and Busi- STOCK Market fluctu- ations are checked daily by eco- nomics students to see the gain or loss of their investments. Sen- iors Paul Manzano and Eric El- man try to predict whether or not their stocks will go high enough to sell. « 118 How to work with Numbers GATHERING infor- mation to make a managerial de- cision for New York Telephone Company, senior Karen Gaidor analyzes data to decide if she should implement the new sys- tem. After her decision to add the system, Karen checks to see if it meets her Business Manage- ment goals. LOST in numbers, junior Missy Kellams can ' t seem to bal- ance the debits and credits. Us- ing fictitious companies, ac- counting students spent their class time learning to keep re- cords and master basic theory. CHECKBOOK bal- ancing is stressed in Accounting class by Mr. Don Fortner, busi- ness teacher. By lecturing to his students, Mr. Fortner points out the important skills needed for basic bookkeeping. NO one dares to cross the picket line of senior Christie Livermore as she leads strikers in the fight for better wages and more vacation time. This mock strike taught business manage- ment students the hassles of dealing with employees. SKIING in the Alps may be exciting, but not during school! Seniors Ed Taillon and Louis Chronowski merely want to practice their marketing abili- ty during dramatized sale in Busi- ness Management. ACCURACY counts when figuring profits and record- ing annual percentages. Senior Jarett Misch works to complete his accounting assignment. BIG League baseball play- ers? No, only seniors Gregg Shu- tan and Mike Simko selling base- ball mits during a skit in Business Management class. This activity provided an opportunity for stu- dents to practice sales tech- niques. WITH fingers poised, sen- ior Dawn Wisneiwski punches in program data to see if it works. Computer Math students often found themselves conferring with math teacher Mr. Steve Wroblewski to correct syntax er- rors. 120 How to Work with Numbers cont. ness Management would have been good classes for Karen in the some of the same aspects. “Ac- counting taught me to bal- ance my money and to or- ganize a checkbook,’’ explained junior Tom Ar- cella. “Also, I thought that it might help me to see if I was interested in it enough to major in it in college.” Senior students en- rolled in Business Man- agement to work with numbers relating to busi- ness. According to busi- ness teacher Mr. Don Fortner, Business Man- agement encouraged one to learn how companies operated their business, advertised their products, and developed labor rela- tions through negotia- tions. “Since I want to enter the School of Business at Indiana University, I took plenty of math and the Business Management class. I figured that both would be beneficial for my future plans,” stated sen- ior Gregg Shutan. Senior students who chose to enroll in Eco- nomics worked with mon- ey and numbers by play- ing the Stock game. The game seemed to take up a major portion of the classtime. “The stock market is a quick and easy way to make money!’’ said senior Dave Kender. “And Economics taught me how to manipulate the market, too.” From General Math all the way through Calculus and Economics, Miss Ka- ren Car Owner had var- ious ways that she learned the basics for driving around her little two door putt-putt. Whether it be slowing down to 35 m.p.h. or having to save enough money to get her around, she knew exactly what to do when working with numbers. HELP! Senior Tim Dayney asks for assistance on his geom- etry worksheet. Looking for aid from the teacher, Tim hopes to understand the problem. How to Work with Numbers 121 Distributive Education Clubs of America: (front row) Yvette Olmos, Jennifer Fraser, Carrie Brooles, Angie Tsakopoulos, Melody Barrera, Julie Lewellen, Pam Wheale. (row 2) Cora Law- son. Mark Slonaker, Scott Ko- cal, Darren Johnson, Kathy Medlin, Stephanie Wasilak. (row 3) Glenn Barath, Kim Len nertz, Phyllis Scheive, Kerri Crist, Tim Dayney, Tim Milne, Mr. Kent Lewis, (back row) Ja- net Orlich, Ted Kocal, John Os- trowksi, Andy Cleland, Chris Preslin, Kristine Halas, Jerry Pietryak. Distributive Education Clubs of America: (front row) Chris Duran, Ghislaine Ward, Gayle Jancosek, Kathy Kapers. Bon- nie Jones, Jenine Pestikas, Evette Gadzala, Melisa Kel- lams. (row 2) Jay Patel, Will Durham, Greg Gvskovich, Lau- ra Arent, Tamara Gentry, Tricia Gill, Mary Fissinger, Helen Ba- lon, Kris Ware, (row 3) Jennifer Johnson, Kimberly Falusi, Lau- rie Slathar, Brian Sheemen, Gary Piskula, Rich Wojcikowski, Melinda Beach, Michelle Ba- sish. (back row) Michael Levan, Ian Strachan, Lance Karzas, Chris Vogt, Sam Maniotes, John latrides, Michael Hinds, Bob Gaits. INTENTLY working senior John Ostrowski shows his dedication to DECA by filling up red and white bal- loons for the DECA Homecoming Bal- loon Sale. This was one of their many fundraisers for the year. 122 How to Work with Numbers How to work with ft Monopoly A game of digital dilemmas Go directly to jail. Do not pass go. Do not collect $200. Mo- nopoly teaches how to budget money, buy property, and count profits. In other words, how to work with and manage numbers. Besides games, there were organizations that taught stu- dents how to manage numbers. The Distributive Education Class of America (DECA) gave students who enjoyed business a chance to experience earning money in sales positions. Not only did DECA help students plan for the future, it helped place members within their ca- reer interest. Members left school early to go to work at jobs where they had been placed. " My students tell me the career areas they are interested in and I try to set up intervi ews for them in these areas,” explained the sponsor Mr. Kent Lewis, Distributive Education teacher. " While on the job, the student will learn what is dealt with in their career IN order to fight Muscular Dystro- phy, DECA holds a bowl-a-thon to raise money. Junior Melissa Kellams swings into action to help the cause. areas.” DECA sponsored five fund- raisers to meet bus and hotel expenses during state competi- tion in Indianapolis. They sold festive red and white helium balloons during Homecoming, colorful carnations for sweetest day, candy and cheese and sau- sage during March to meet the $3,000 expenses. The big fund raiser of the year raised money for Muscular Dystrophy. The senior DECA members decided to hold a pre- Christmas benefit. “The sen- iors sent away for ideas to help Muscular Dystrophy. And they got an idea for the bowl-a- thon,” explained Mr. Lewis. They had hoped to accomplish raising $750. The math team was another organization that worked with counting figures. Thirty-nine people gathered together in the morning once a month to take seven point math tests. At the end of the year, the points were totaled and the top scorer of the school got the certificate from the American Scholastic Mathematical Test Association. The top 5% of the highest scores in the nation received an award at awards night. Stu- dents felt it would be a big hon- or to be top scorer. " I would be in dreamland if I was the top scorer for I would have achieved the impossible,” com- mented junior Jeff Florzak. Students joined the Math Team for different reasons. “I joined the Math team because math really interests me and this is a way to expand my knowledge beyond a regular class,” remarked sophomore Pablo Bukata. Other reasons proved to be legitamate such as helping pre- pare for tests such as the SAT’s and ACT’s. High goals were set for the team. “My goal is to have the students experience challenges and learn new ways for differ- ent exposure to real thinking problems.” explained sponsor Mrs. Barbara Johnson, Math Department head. Monopoly wasn ' t the only way students learned the im- portance of managing num- bers. They took advantage of clubs that would teach them how to work with numbers. AS they express how caring they are DECA members hold a Thanksgiving canned food drive for poor people. Sen- ior Kristive Halas, Janet Orlich, and Tim Milne collect the food, as they get ready to deliver it to the people’s homes. How to Work with Numbers 123 ESSAYS , term papers, and reports all sent students to use library resources. Sopho- more Eric Diamond consults the card catalog to find the book he needs for a project. SILENCE sometimes makes for easier studying and better concentration. Senior Eric Werth finds a secluded spot in the library for some quiet cramming. How to develop Norman Nerd emerged from the library with a stack of books towering over his head. His trusty calculator was strapped to his belt, and his front pocket contained a wide assortment of ballpoint pens. He hurried home so that he could finish his fa- vorite book, The Joy of Physics. His mind whirled in eager anticipation at thoughts of accelerated calculus. Not everybody got as excited as Norman about higher mathematics; but regardless of personal preferences, no o ne could completely escape aca- demics. Social studies was one area which of- fered students ample op- portunity for mental exer- TALKING over the finer points of an Advanced U.S. History research project, senior Craig Bomberger and Mr. Gene Fort hold a conversation in the stacks. The library often served as a meeting place for discussion of assignments between student and teacher or student and stu- dent. cise. “I want to teach my stu- dents to think critically,” explained Mr. Gene Fort, history teacher. ”1 try to expose them to a variety of views, then have them analyze the opposing ideas and formulate their own opinions.” Another class from So- cial Studies Department, Psychology, taught stu- dents to use their own minds in exploring the minds of others. “I took Psychology to learn about other people’s minds so I can manipulate them,” qui pped junior Andy Sher- man. Other students had slightly more serious rea- sons for their interest in the class. “I think it’s fas- cinating to learn about hu- man behavior and why people do the things they do,” said junior Audrean Kilbourne. Sociology offered a similar opportunity for ex- ploring the human mind, and also enabled its stu- dents to use their minds in new and different ways. “Sociology opens the stu- dents’ eyes to a point of view about life that ' s not very widely known,” stat- ed Sociology teacher Mr. Paul Schreiner. “We spend most of our lives doing things we don’t de- cide on ourselves: we go to school, we get a job, we get married. Sociology gives us the opportunity to pause and ask ‘why?’ and realize that perhaps we should be doing some- thing different.” Norman Nerd returned to school. He scurried down the hall toward his first class. " What a com- plete loser!” exclaimed Pam Popular, as Norman rushed by. “The kid has absolutely no real social life. Obviously an A.P. sci- ence kind of guy.” But those who took ad- vanced placement (A.P.) classes maintained that, although they may be in- telligent, the stereotype of the boring brown-nose did not apply. “Contrary to popular e spend most of our V V lives doing things we don’t decide on ourselves; we go to school, we get a job, we get married. Sociology gives us the opportunity to pause and ask ‘why?’ and realize that perhaps we should be doing something different.? ? Mr. Paul Schreiner, Sociology teacher HOLDING a crucible with a pair of tongs, junior Laura Welsh performs a chemistry lab. Science classes required many diff erent kinds of skills from stu- dents. How to Use Your Mind 1 125 PENCIL in hand, senior Ken Mahala tackles his home- work with determination. Home- work was one way in which just about everyone used their minds in one way or another, either to get the work done or to make up excuses for not finishing the as- signment. CURRENT events from around the world are put into perspective by newspapers. Senior Bill Mickel updates him- self on the day ' s happenings by reading the Chicago T ribune dur- ing some free time. cont. CURIOUS about her so- ciology assignment, senior Lisa Winkler checks out some details with Mr. Jay McGee. Teachers were always available for consul- tation and any needed assis- tance with classwork. ACCURATE measure- ments were vital in calculation of chemistry experiments. Sopho- mores Scott Wojtowich and Jon Whited work at the balance, measuring as closely as possible. 126 How to Use Your Mind Mistd cont. belief, the average A.P. Chem. student is not a re- clusive introvert,” said ju- nior Giri Sekhar. However, A.P. science courses definitely re- quired students to use their minds. ‘‘The rela- tionship between class- room behavior and learn- ing isn ' t always readily apparent,” stated Mr. Jeff Graves, science teacher. “Behavioral rules may be lenient, but students al- ways know that strict aca- demic requirements must be adhered to.” While a few students taxed their brains in ad- vanced placement elec- tives, many others la- bored through required science classes. Under a new school regulation, in- coming freshmen were re- quired to have a year of biology among their sci- ence credits. “I just want- ed to get it over and out of the way,” said Dejan Kralj, p WITH a careful eye. senior John Mybeck keeps track of the temperature of his A.P. Chemis- try experiment. Scientific experi- ments required close watching to make sure correct results were attained. freshman. “I hate sci- ence. There ' s no way I ' d be taking biology if they didn’t require it” Not all students felt as negative toward the class. “Bio isn ' t a bad course if you’re willing to work,” felt freshman Scott Rubin. “And you need to have it to get in at most col- leges.” Whatever their reasons for taking them, students enrolled in science classes met with a great deal of mental strain. “We see chemistry as a college preparatory course and consequently expect a great deal of work from our students,” explained chemistry teacher Mr. James Thomas. “I think the same could be said of most of the other labora- tory sciences in our de- partment.” Most students put a great deal of effort into their social studies and science classes. They may not all be eager to finish The Joy of Physics, but in their daily classwork, stu- dents learned a great deal about how to use their minds. CLOSE attention to detail means exercising the mind to its fullest extent. Freshman Brenda VanOrman studies her Biology carefully in preparation for a unit test. How to Use Vour Mind 127 Brain Power is no easy task Good grades, tutoring peers, and 45 minute chess workouts: all were extra-curricular activi- ties that required using your body — out of frustration. Anger at losing a game, failing a test, or missing a crucial rehearsal was released with a swift kick to the locker, yet, the key to suc- cess on the Chess Team and National Honor Society relied on using the mind. The 26 Chess Club members competed throughout the year in a succession of tournaments across the nation. In order to fund their excursions, the Chess Team held an M M can- dy sale throughout December and an 85-hour non-stop chess marathon over Halloween weekend. The sales profited $600. The team’s most memorable WINNING isn’t everything, but it sure feels good to sophomore Gary Levy as he receives his trophy at the Rensselaer Tournament. The Chess Team put in long hours of preparation for rewards like these. tournament for the year was one the team did not attend. Bus 13 broke down in Boswell, on the way to the Midwest Scholastic meet. Mr. Jeff Graves, sponsor, and 10 mem- bers were forced to push the bus a mile and a half to the one and only Boswell gas station. Not only getting there proved to be a challenge, so did the game itself. “Chess is more grueling than athletics. The concentration necessary can burn out a person’s mind,” ex- plained junior Giri Sehkar. The feeble minded were not cut our for National Honor Soci- ety (NHS) either. In order to be- come a member, juniors and seniors had to be active in school and community and up- hold a 4.2 or better grade point average. Accomplishing this task, 62 NHS members met the chal- lenge of providing tutorial ser- vices for fellow students. Even though each student was required to tutor only nine times, it was rewarding. “Tutor- ing is very rewarding because people I tutored would come back and tell me I helped them do well on a test,” stressed Me- lissa Jacobo, senior. The group sold cookies for money for two scholaships awarded at the end of the year. Pam Laboets, senior, became the grand prize winner when she sold $150.60 worth of cookies and earned a scholar- ship. NHS members were reward- ed for their service and talent when they were provided gold tassles for graduation. Overall, using your mind is no easy task, but NHS and Chess Team members pursued a re- warding — yet mind-boggling goal. INTENSE concentration on the chess board helps senior Charles Chen meet his opponent ' s challenges. He studies the moves in hopes of psyching out his opponent. WEDNESDAY afternoon offers junior Frank Wilson a chance to learn geometry from senior Dave McCain. While David only tutored for nine Wednesdays, NHS members pro- vide tutoring all year. 128 NHS, Chess How to develop your E=MC 2 Chess Team: (front row) Noel Javate, Mike Kloeckner, Gary Levy, sponsor Mr. Jeff Graves, Giri Sehkar, Dennis Gifford, Joel Grosman, (row 2) Mike Costello, Anil Jain, Charles Chen, Chuck Novak, David Moore, Robert Lesko. (row 3) Rajesh Shetty, Pablo Bukata, John Phillips, Vijay Jain, William Mickel, Leif Sorensen, Jeff Kobe. National Honor Society: (front row) Craig Bomberger, Steve Fortin, Steve Checroun, Chris- tine Kincaid, Helen Stojkovich, Lisa Mansueto, Rachel Shoup, Kristin Komyatte. (row 2) Susie Hess, Kelly Harle, MaryBeth Tafel, Lynne Carter, Tara Goe- bel, Michele Moskovitz, Sue Pierson, Karen Skurka. (row 3) Andy Han, Tushar Patel, Penny Lantz, Paul Rakos, Craig Hanu- sin, Larry Boege. Gary Mintz, Charley Shoemaker. National Honor Society: (front row) Brigitte Viellieu, Jill Yerkes, Tamara Smith, Lisa Smisek, Dawn Feldman, Melis- sa Jacobo, Julie Pardell, Renee Zawada. (row 2) Tricia Abbott, Usha Gupta, Sue Hackett, Cheryl Pool, Cindy Kopenec, Jen Auburn, Margo Schwartz, Kristin Keen, (row 3) Laura Sa- bina, Laura Davis, Lynn Moehl, Andrew Gordon, Dave Gustat, Tom Gerike, David McCain, Mike Costello, (row 4) Dave Sanders, Chuck Novak, Marty Collins, Jeff Kapp, Mike Gold- smith, Erik Gardberg, Mike Cha, John Mybeck, Mark Ober- lander. DEDICATED senior Lisa Mansueto spends time after school sell- ing cookies to Janie Strudas, freshman, for National Honor Society. Money raised from the cookie sales went to- ward scholarships for two members at the year’s end. NHS, Chess 4 129 How to be Qted Life in the Pub always chaotic Pub? What’s a Pub? For Crier and Paragon staffers, the Pub was not just another class but a home away from home as well. Even through all of the pressure and chaotic deadlines, a sense of togetherness and warmth al- ways prevailed. Crier, the bi-monthly news- paper required much time and careful planning to produce each issue and to research the articles that appeared. The Editorial Board (EB) started planning each issue 24 days before it came out. EB meetings were held every Wednesday to decide what sto- ries would go in the paper for the next issue. On Tuesdays (the week of the issued paper) everything went to printer for the type to be set. The typed copy was returned on Thursday for the staff to paste up. Thursday evenings became late nights as final touches were added. “These were for late breaking stories or corrections,” explained Mrs. Hastings, journalism teacher, adviser. Crier members were re- quired to take Journalism I to write or Photography to deal with the visual aspects of the paper. Staff members were also offered the chance to at- tend the Ball State summer Journalism Workshop. “Ball State Workshop was an excel- lent opportunity to learn more THINKING of headlines sometimes takes more than one brain. Editor-in-chief Michele Moskovitz, sen- ior, assists senior Susie Hess, Activities Editor, on a headline for her homecom- ing story. about journalism. In the sum- mer, you never work on journal- ism, so when I went there I learned a lot, but still had time to have a lot of fun,” explained senior Lynn Moehl, Crier De- sign edit or. Members took class for dif- ferent reasons. “I felt that jour- nalism would help me in college and that learning how to handle decisions is an important as- pect,” expressed senior Charlie Shoemaker, Insight editor. Handling deadlines some- times became a problem for Paragon staffers. People pass- ing by the DEEPLY confused, senior Tra- cy Richards, Paragon Business Man- ager, reads over the list of business names that were advertising during that deadline. 130 Paragon, Crier TENSION mounts as seniors Amy Lamott, managing editor, and Ron Reed, Sports editor, paste up the page 6 of the 8 page bi-weekly newspaper. Problems often arose when stories ran too long on the Sports Brief update sec- tion. AFTER school is a time when most students get to go home and re- lax, but working on yearbook demands a lot of extra time. Senior Lisa Arlen, Layout editor, discusses a new layout idea with Mrs. Nancy Hastings, Adviser. FRENZY “Pub " during third hour might have thought members were schizophrenic. One mo- ment staffers were laughing, and the next moment they were screaming, and swearing at each other. Deadlines tended to be the major reason for all the chaos in the room. Members tracking down missing pictures, people brainstorming to think of a headline, or photographers de- veloping pictures on time were only a few of the jobs that had to be finished before deadline was completed. Another reason for the confu- sion involved 37 members try- ing to work together. “It is hard to get everyone organized and working because there are so many people with different per- sonalities and creativity levels that it’s hard for them to work together,” commented senior Sue Pierson, Copy editor. Members felt that people did not realize how much time and STUCK on an idea for a lead, ju- nior Mary Myer, Sports assistant, asks Copy editor Sue Pierson, senior, for help. The yearbook staff worked to- gether when someone had a problem. TRYING to fix a layout problem involving too much copy, senior Gary Mintz, Crier Editor-in-Chief, and senior Charley Shoemaker, Insight editor, try moving the stories before having to edit out the excess inches. effort was involved in putting together the yearbook. “When I was in Journalism I, I had no idea the amount of time year- book would take. I think people just thought it’s thrown togeth- er in a matter of days; they’re wrong!” expressed senior Ka- ren Skurka, Academics editor. The saying “all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy,” could have been related to the Pub. To break the hectic and chaotic habit, parties were held between deadlines to lift mem- bers’ spirits. Also the Crier Paragon annual football game was held where Paragon staff won. Crier also had their annual Blueberry festival where staff was only allowed to bring blue food. Although they have parties together, there were some big differences between the two publications. “Paragon is more of creative writing, while Crier is heavier on research,” ex- plained Mrs. Hastings. Quill and Scroll was the honor club for journalists. To become a member, one had to have been in the upper 25% of their class and have made an out- standing contribution to either the newspaper or yearbook. Being on Quill and Scroll proved to be a great honor. " I’m really proud of the fact that I’m on Quill and Scroll be- cause I worked hard all year to achieve it,” explained senior Jessica Efron, Personalities edi- tor. Whether it was Crier going to printer or Paragon editors checking pages before a dead- line, many hours were dedi- cated to journalism. Most staff- ers, however, felt it was well worth their time. CALLING to make an appoint- ment, senior Dave Gershman, Crier Business manager, tries to sell an ad. Advertising in the newspaper helped defray the cost of publication. fc t 132 How to Be Creative Paragon: (first row) Michele Moskovitz, Susie Hess, Jessica Efron, Kristine Halas, Jeannie Strudas, Tracy Richards, Shei- la Higgins, Connie Boyden. (row 2) Mary Myer, Eve Karras, Amy Paulson, Laurie Lieser, Lori Van Senus, Karen Skurka, Ellen Fromm, (row 3) Tom Kieltkya, Brenna Panares, Sherry Weisner, Cindy Crosby, Sue Pierson, Elana Stern, Pen- ny Karr, Penny Lantz. (row 4) Teresa Mintier, Angie Paris, Tim Lusk, Erik Hansen, Thad McNair, Tim Milne, Randy Gluth, Aaron Wadsworth, Diane Monak. Quill and Scroll: (first row) Sue Amy Lamott, Mrs. Hastings. Pierson, Michele Moskovitz, (row 3) Mark Oberlander, Cindy Crosby, Lynn Moehl. Chuck Novak, Gary Mintz. (row 2) Michael Goldsmith, Crier: (first row) Diana Holler, David McMahon, Mike Chron- Michele Sus, Veena Jain, Kris- owski, Ron Reed, Randy Cook, ten Kellams, Karen Gronek, Gary Mintz, Karen Livingston, Jeannie Strudas, Lisa Layer. Christy Thill, (row 4) Kim Palm- (row 2) Mrs. Hastings, Mike er, Andre Hoogeveen, Bill Pa- Gozdecki, Chuck Novak, Lynn vich, Len Nowak, Marvin Moehl, Amy Lamott, Debby So- Mickow, David Gershman, derquist, Amy Zajac. (row 3) Wade Von Orman. How to Be Creative •133 CREATIVE expression finds many different outlets. Senior Andrea Whitlow uses nails to make an abstract piece for her Art Projects class. WITH a deft touch, junior Mike Hinds sketches his ideas on paper. Many art students found their work to be an important creative outlet for their ideas. « 134 How to be creative How to As Chris Crafty sat in Ceramics class, he day- dreamed of the new car that he was going to make for his next project. He had it all planned out; it was going to be red and in his mind, extremely fast! While some students naturally had creative minds like Chris’s, others had to work harder. But both of these types en- rolled in such classes as Photography, Creative Writing, Journalism I or eight art courses. Photography taught the students the basic cam- era techniques — loading film, focusing lenses, cal- culating exposures, and developing and printing photographs. “I took pho- tography because I’ve al- ways liked taking pictures, but never really knew the best way,” said senior Lisa Zucker. " I wanted to im- prove my technique be- cause it might come in handy during the summer at camp where I could possibly teach a photog- raphy class.” Journalism I prepared students to work on Para- gon or Crier the following year. However, students were taught a different skill — writing. “I like Jour- nalism because I’m learn- ing the basics for good writing which I’ll use next year for the yearbook and for the future,” explained sophomore Tricia Ca- mino. “I want to write pa- pers that will catch peo- ple’s attention so they will remember everything I have to say.” Creative writing class helped students improve their creativity by having them write essays, de- scriptions, and short sto- ries. “Since we only had assignments due about once every 10 days, I real- ly got a chance to express what I wanted to on paper. I think that is the key — just getting a lot of prac- tice writing,” senior Mar- go Schwartz explained. Numerous art classes including Fiber Arts, Ce- ramics, Printmaking, and Art Projects gave light to a new type of creativity with the eye and hand working UQ koince we only had assignments due about once every 10 days, I really got a chance to express what I want- ed on paper. I think that is the key — just get ting a lot or practice writ- ing.?? senior Margo Schwartz IN the dark room, sophomore Robert Krusinowski and senior Patty Hittle develop prints. Pho- tography provided another out- let for students to expand their creativity. JUST kicking back to relax, junior Robin Bogumil prepares to write a composition. A major part of developing creativity in- volves finding a peaceful sur- rounding. How to be creative « 135 to create pieces of art. “I enjoy the art classes, es- pecially Art Projects,” said senior Carolyn Ber- iger. “One of my famous lines is ‘make whatever you’re making like every- thing you’ve ever seen be- fore, but not like anything you’ve ever seen be- fore’,” said Mrs. De Haw- kins, art teacher. " That’s what creativity is all about — assimilation of in- formation already gath- ered in a new frame of ref- erence. " SOLITUDE found in a deserted art room helped junior Darin Lee complete his project for Visual and Applied Design. Be- ing alone sometimes sparked creativity. WITH pen in mouth, soph- omore Greg Nowak sponges in information from the teacher. After carefully analyzing the problem, Greg offers his rational for his Journalism I story idea. CAREFUL concentra- tion on his design keeps sopho- more Joe Knight occupied dur- ing Drawing and Painting class. While creating his pen and ink drawing of an Indian chief, Joe used different shading tech- niques. 4 136 ► How to be creative AFTER developing his film, senior Jason Bischoff se- lects the right negative to print his photo. Photographer class gave students basic skills to de- velop creative camera tech- niques. NEXT in line to speak, sen- ior Larry Sanek listens to his classmates perform the Pratfall experiment. To make the Soci- ology experiments work, cre- ative minds had to come togeth- er. CONSULTING a dictionary to find the right word, sophomore Cally Raduenzel works on a story for Creative Writing. Creative Writing pro- vided students a chance to ex- press themselves more freely. How to be creative 137 NUMBERS YOU CAN COUNT ON 5 + 6 + 5 - CHAOS It always seems that on days that Km really running late to class I have to go to the bathroom and I can never sit through first hour with that on my mind. senior Melissa Jacobo As the five minute bell rang, Chaotic Chrissy scurried to her locker with a choco- late chip breakfast bar in her hand. After hanging up her coat and grabbing her first hour books, Chrissy hustled to class on time. Whew! She made it! Oh no! Chrissy still had to complete three algebra problems before second hour. She would have to copy the answers from Orga- nized Oliver during the six minute passing period. Whew! She made it again! After a long and hectic day, the end of sixth hour eventually rolled around and Chrissy began to kick back and relax. Oh no! Chrissy recalled that she had a detention to serve at 2:50 p.m. on the dot. The final bell rang, so WAITING in line for sophomore Connie Czapla, freshman Bronwyn Billings stands patiently. Many stu- dents darted to the phone after school to call mom for a ride home. Chrissy rushed to the cafeteria to find out this weekend’s plans. With only a minute to spare, Chrissy zoomed to the Pepsi machine to quench her never ending thirst. Chrissy proved the point that the five min- utes before school plus six minutes between classes and five minutes after school equaled chaos. The last five minutes before school started became especially important concerning personal needs. “It always seems that on days that I’m really running late to class I have to go to the bathroom and I can never sit through first hour with that on my mind,” stated senior Melissa Jacobo. For others, the last five minutes before school started was spent completing last minute studying or homework. “If I don’t have my homework done, I rush around to copy it from people in my classes,” said sen- ior Sue Hackett. Within the six minutes between classes that flew by like aflash, students dashed cha- otically to complete various deeds. “Since I have ‘C’ lunch, I usually stop at the cafeteria during the fourth hour passing period to catch a bite to eat to satisfy my growling stomach,” added Sue. " Most of the time, I end up stopping at the candy machines, and I always go to the drinking fountains between classes,” said freshman Greg Guidotti. The closing five minutes of each day snapped by in a jiffy for most students, espe- cially on Fridays. “The very first thing that I do after school is talk to my friends to get ready for the weekend,” explained junior Tina White. When added up, the minutes before, be- tween and after classes equaled chaos and Chaotic Chrissy was not the only student rushing about. GETTING ready to leave school, sophomore Jen- nifer Dedelow gathers her books. Relaxing after her cha- otic day was just the thing she was looking forward to. « 138 5 + 6+ 5 = Chaos SHARING the answers to those tough homework problems, junior Tom Muntean jots down information. During passing periods students worked together to tackle hard classes. THINKING before 7:45 a.m. never seems possi- ble. However, junior Dan Porter makes an attempt while taking a test before school. jl f PP •• J II rl a 5 +6 +5= Chaos 139 How to use your Fred Freshman slump- ed down in his seat, hop- ing that the teacher would overlook him. “Please,” he pleaded silently. " Don’t pick me next.” “Next, we will hear from . . . ” The teacher paused, scanning the class roster. “We’ll hear from Fred.” A tortured look came over Fred ' s face. He slowly rose from his seat and moved toward the podium with all the enthusiasm of a prisoner walking out to meet a firing squad. He turned to face the class. His knees shook. His palms broke out in a cold sweat. His voice cracked as he began “The topic of my speech is ... ” Not everybody felt quite as panic-stricken as Fred at having to give speeches in class, but many people GROUP discussions of- fered one way for students to demonstrate their verbal skills. Freshmen Nikki Mesic, Angie Pa- vicevich. George Conners, Janie Strudas, and Eric Vanes make a panel presentation for Mr. Doug Fix’s speech class. did feel at least some un- easiness about public speaking. “According to the Book of Lists,” shared Mrs. He- len Engstrom, speech teacher, “the number one fear of the American peo- ple is the fear of public speaking.” Fear of public speaking struck many students as they had to give their first speeches in speech classes. “I was scared to death during my first speech,” said sophomore Ted Vrehas. “Nobody in the class knew me, and I was afraid they’d think I was stupid if I gave a bad speech. " “I want to help the per- son who is afraid to get up in front of the class,” ex- plained Mrs. Engstrom. " One of the purposes of studying Speech is to de- velop poise and self-confi- dence. I hope that by the time the semester ends, the student will believe in himself and his abilities enough to overcome his tremendous fear.” Most students were able to give a decent pre- sentation by the time they finished the class. “My knees still shake a little,” said Denise Dettman, ju- nior, “but at least now I can give a speech without having a major heart at- tack.” Drama class gave stu- dents a different perspec- tive on getting up to talk in front of a group. “The actor ' s purpose should be to effectively communicate human emotion in a way that any audience will be able to understand,” said drama teacher Mr. Gregg Ladd. “In drama class, we work on getting in touch with those emotions and learn how ‘body language ' and technical aspects work to- gether with the interpre- tation to express a par- ticular mood.” “Drama class was terrif- ic,” said sophomore Brian Zemaitis. " I learned how all of the people involved in a production, actors, di- rectors, set designers, costumers, lighting peo- ple, and everyone else come together to commu- nicate something to the audience. " Even when a class did not include communica- tion skills as a part of the curriculum, certain class- room situations were GESTURES get the point across as senior Helen Stojkovich argues a section of a proposed bill in Government. Ar- guing for bills was part of a Hop- cal simulation. “M IVJ-y knees still shake a little, but at least now I can give a speech without having a major heart attack. J 5 junior Denise Dettman How to use Your Mouth CONFIDENT in their speaking skills, freshman Scott Rubin and senior Erik Gardberg play off one another at Auntie Mame auditions. Theatrical audi- tions gave students a chance to showcase their acting abilities. HOMEWORK strewn across a library table, seniors Craig Bomberger, Eric Werth, and Michael Cha discuss an assignment. Studying with a group of friends gave students an opportunity to gain new perspec- tives on classwork. made much easier by knowledge of effective speaking techniques. Group discussion was one such situation. ‘‘One of the worst things that can ever happen to you is that you get stuck with a group full of incompetent speakers for a class,” said Morgan Noel, junior. “Not only are you responsible for your part of the discus- sion, but you must also compensate for the com- plete lack of skill on the part of the remaining members of the group.” Other students felt dif- ferently about the oppor- tunities provided by such discussions. “Group dis- cussions are great,” ar- gued Jeff Strater, sopho- more. “They give you a chance to demonstrate your knowledge in front of the teacher and the rest of the class.” Students did not, how- ever, need formal group discussions to give them an opportunity to exhibit their knowledge. Speaking up during daily classroom discussions allowed peo- ple a chance to show off their knowledge. “I’ve never been em- barrassed to speak up in class,’’ claimed junior Randy Grudzinski. “It proves you know a subject well.” But not everyone was as secure. “Many people are afraid others will laugh at their ideas,” said senior David Geyer. Maybe Fred Freshman numbered among these people. Fred finished his speech and returned to his desk with a sigh of re- lief. The teacher smiled, " Now was that so bad? " Fred muttered some- thing under his breath. “What was that? " the teacher inquired. “You know, you kids must learn how to really use your voices and speak up. " CHANCE meetings in the hallway between classes gave students an opportunity to meet with their friends to hear the day ' s news or make plans for the weekend. Seniors Shelly Ma- son and Mike Irk talk together during the passing period. FINDING ways to re- lieve the boredom of day to day classwork was sometimes diffi- cult. However, senior Steve Grimm finds it easy to tune out with his Walkman, leaving senior Louis Chronowski to find some- one else to talk to. TIME consuming paper work captures senior Gregg Shu- tan ' s attention as he works on a business simulation. Practicing how to run a corporation played a big part in Business Manage- ment. How to Use Your Mouth 143 TUNING up for band class, sophomore Rob Marshak and juniors Mike Gustaitis and Bill Slosser fill out the trumpet section. Band members im- proved their musical skills as they harmonized together. GOSSIP flies between seniors Tammi Smith and Lisa Smisek as they take a break from sociology class. Lulls in class- room activity gave friends a chance to catch up with the lat- est news. CAROLS ring in the holi- days. Freshmen Gina Wlasik, Lisa Dragos, Darlene Kender and Nancy Gozdecki sing brightly. How to use your SPEAK UP Winning Speechies head to Nationals Louder than a speeding sub- way car, more adrenalin flowing than through Mary Lou Retton during an EverReady battery commercial . . . No, it is not a conference between Chicago Mayor Harold Washington and Alderman Eddie Vrdolyak. In- stead, a typical Saturday morn- ing has just begun for Speech and Debate Team members. From October to April, team members endured early wake- up calls and long cold bus rides. ‘‘Getting up at 3 a.m. on Satur- day morning seems like a night- mare,” explained junior Blase Polite, ‘‘but once you’re at the meet and competition begins, it ' s all worth it. " Not only does the long bus ride become worth the effort, but the hours of practices sud- denly seem very relevant. “Practices with coaches take up hours after school,” ex- plained sophomore Kavita Pa- tel. “Then, after they are done, it is time to go home and work some more in front of a mirror, or your parents, if you can catch them.” " The members have a lot of dedication. They work long hours because hard work is re- quired to win,” offered Mr. Doug Fix, debate coach. “I enjoyed being on a team that was full of hard working members,” said senior Michele Moskovitz. In order to uphold the team status, funds were raised. Tick- et sales from the chicken bar- beque provided necessary backing. The barbecue was held on Homecoming. Adult tickets which cost $4.00 and children ' s for $2.00 were sold by members door-to-door. Team efforts finished up the year with a fifth place in State for debaters and a third place for speech. The District meet which qualified members for Nationals in June, ended on a good note. In debate, seniors Tushar Patel and Andrew Gor- don qualified in Two-Man De- bate along with sophomore Steve Sersic in Lincoln-Doug- las. Speech qualified senior Mark Oberlander and junior Blase Polite in Extemporaneous Speaking and senior Brigitte Viellieu in Original Oratory for the National Speech Meet in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Overall, members succeeded in holding a large comprehen- sive fund-raiser that provided funds to get the team through the year and qualify six mem- bers for the national meet: Be- ware Mary Lou! WORKING together, senior Julie Pardell and junior Blase Polite look for notecards on the file. Cooperation with other members was one factor that enabled some members a chance to participate at Nationals and place high in the competition. TENSION built as speech members waited for the scores to be posted between rounds. Senior Charley Shoemaker checks the final results of the Discussion round to see how he fin- ished in the Munster meet. WHILE operating the food line, senior Cathleen Chevigny, Speech and Debate member, carefully issued part of the barbeque meal. The Chicken Bar- beque was the only fundraiser that Speech and Debate held. « 144 Speech and Debate Speech and Debate: (front row) Steve Hess, Rhonda Pool, Ju- lianne Pardell, Bronwyn Bill- ings, Kristin Komyatte, Sonali Balajee, Kavita Patel, Hilary Hall, Veena Jain, (second row) Gene Chang, Robert Molnar, Eric Pardell, Vicki Terranova, Katherine Murphy, Jennifer Gust, Jacqueline Johnson, Chrissy Radosevich, Scott Ru- bin. (third row) Kathy Romar, Eunice Cardenas, Beth Wrona, Barb Helms, Sonia Blesic, Heather Fesko, Leslie Safran, Nicole Rusnak, Jenna Che- vigny. (back row) Michael Gold- smith, Tushar Patel, Blase Po- lite, Mark Oberlander, Andrew Gordon, Greg Witecha, Julie Wenner, Paulette Pokrifcak. Speech and Debate: (front row) Gina Nicosia, Lisa Chen, Robin Nagy, Chrissi Kozanda, Sara Abbott, Jenny Koo, Cindy Roh. (second row) Susan Higgins, Colleen Murphy, Sheila Pavol, Scott Hinshaw, Mike Mosko- vitz, Brad Echterling, Carolyn Bradley, (third row) Michele Moskovitz, Kerry Deignan, Bob Smith, Owen Diegnan, Tim Dil- lon, Kathryn Fleming, (back row) Renee Giragos, Patricia Camino, Goran Kralj, Brigitte Viellieu, Cathleen Chevigny, Giri Sekhar, Cindy Kopenec. Speech and Debate: (front row) Charles Shoemaker, Michelle Krajnik, John Jiminez, Helen Kim, Anil Jain, Bob Smith, (sec- ond row) Pablo Bukata, Dimitri Arges, George Melnik, Conrad Almase, Penelope Lantz. (third row) Vijay Jain, Jeff Strater, Dave Sanders, Jeff Kobe, Larry Boege, Rajesh Shetty, Steve Sersic. Speech and Debate 145 How to use your IN TUNE Musicians march to a different drum Music rooms may not be the best place to hang out during sixth hour but the 57 Band members and the seven Or- chestra members made a large crowd for silent bystanders. Both groups were able to go out by performing. The Band could be found marching in full uniform at every home football game. Half-times were filled with a variety of music. The Band did not stop playing when football season ended. They performed for every home basketball game to cheer on the team. Band concerts filled the sea- son from December until May. The first concert, the Christ- mas concert, proved success- ful, according to Mr. Andrew Norman, new Band Director. “The Christmas concert went well considering we were still getting used to each other. They had to adapt to rehearsal and my music choices.” A Pops Concert was planned for the spring. This concert al- lowed the band to play lighter music. Students enjoyed the music, and the concert relieved some of the boredom of winter rehearsals. The Orchestra underwent some serious changes, too. When Mrs. Cynthia Schnabel, Orchestra Director, left on me- ternity leave at semester, Miss Julie Underwood took over. While Mrs. Schnabel was still directing, the group held its Winter concert. The evening al- lowed both peers and parents to hear the rewards of practice and to catch the Christmas spirit. During the second semester, Miss Underwood kept the prac- tices going and shaped up the Orchestra crew for the May concert. Overall, the Band and the Or- chestra practiced long hours perfecting their music. Sixth hour provided a noisy, yet me- lodius learning experience, as Orchestra members in their chairs or the marching band members out in the parking lot worked to achieve their best. PLAYING drums is not as easy as it looks. Junior Paul Butyer and freshman Eric Parker read over the sheet music while playing awaiting their cues. BASS cellos add a nice tone to the Orchestra performance. Junior Russ Bracket puts in a lot of extra effort at practice time CHINS in place and bows tight against strings provide the proper posi- tion for freshmen Grace Cha and Heather Ferro. Grace ' s smile shows that sixth hour practice is not just pure drudgery. DRUM majors are an essential part of Band leadership. Senior Laura Davis keeps perfect time for the March- ing Band at a halftime home football game performance. 146 ► Band, Orchestra Marching Band: (front row) Chris Smith, Denise Eckholm. Laura Davis, Beth Sak. (second row) Monica Fierek, Elana Stern, Connie Czapla, Steve Oberc. (third row) Debbie Vuono, Amy Rogers, Erica Mowitz, John Lichtle. (back row) Wade Van Orman, Dave Ensley. Tom Hudec, Scott De- boer. Marching Band: (front row) Rea Robinson, Lisa Rosen, Eric Parker, Eric Schwartz, Paul Buyer, Rob Lesko, Christian Gloff. (second row) Chris Gross, Donald Williams, Rich Osterman, Roland Orzabak, Rick Fox, Mark Anthony, (third row) Morgan Storace, Dan Kaegabien, Rob Marshak, Mike Gustaitis, Bill Slosser, John No- vak. (back row) Kathy Sims, Tricia Abbott, John Michaels, Dan Colbert. Marching Band: (front row) Ra- quel Matthews, Karen Lesko, Laura Siska, Amelia Noel, Kris- tin Seliger, Lisa Smisek. (sec- ond row) Kathy Hughes, Kristin Johns, Barbara Rajkowski, Beth Ewing, Louise Andriane. (back row) Cari Van Senus, Eri- ka Fredrick, Traci Kaegebein. END of the school day provides time for Mr. Andrew Norman, band di- rector, to work over tunes with the band. Band provided a chance to refine music skills. Band, Orchestra 147 How to use your TRA-LA Voices carry down the South hall “Start spreading the news, we’re leaving today. I want to be a part of it. New York, New York ... " A student walking down the south hall could have rocked to these tunes as the Ensembles practiced for the Spring Concert. Members of the eight ensem- ble groups took choir and tried out for the organization. Com- petitors were judged on singing ability, sight reading, personal- ity and stage presence, accord- ing to Mr. Richard Holmberg, ensemble sponsor. With the girls donning long, black skirts and white blouses, and boys sporting black tuxe- does, the groups competed for special awards. At the Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) contest, first place winners included Senior Boys’ Ensemble, Senior Girls ' Sextet and Senior Girls’ Barbership Quartet. Junior Boys ' Ensem- ble, Junior Girls’ Ensemble, and Sophomore Girls’ Ensemble also placed first. Receiving first place at ISSMA enabled t hem to com- pete in the state finals. First place finishers in Indianapolis included Senior Girls ' Sextet, Senior Boys’ Ensemble and Ju- nior Girls’ Ensemble. Besides performing for com- petition, members entertained audiences during the Christ- mas season. The ensembles performed at churches, wom- ens’ club meetings and the Wicker Park Country Club, making the work pay off. “You get a feeling of accomplishment when you’re invited to perform in front of organizations during the holidays,” said Jeff Strater, Junior Ensemble member. Even though these groups delt only with performing songs, members learned about more than just music. “I defi- nitely learned poise, discipline and how to work well with oth- ers, " explained Kerry Deignan, Junior Girls’ Ensemble mem- ber. Practice, dedication and team work all rolled together described the ensembles as they received three first places at state finals. The old saying " Practice makes perfect,” held true for the ensemble mem- bers. DRESSED for the season, the Junior Boys’ Ensembles donned plastic red noses during their Christmas con- cert, while performing Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer. Unique choreogra- phy enhanced the performances of the eight ensemble groups. WHILE rehearsing for an up- coming spring concert, Junior Girls’ En- semble members looked for approval from Mr. Richard Holmberg, ensemble sponsor. The choral concerts show- cased the singing ability of the ensem- bles. WORKING intently, part of the Senior Boys ' Ensemble practice for perfection. Juniors Dan Hollis, Andy Sherman, Blase Polite and Randy Grud- zinski rehearse for the Spring Choral concert. 148 » Ensembles Junior Girls’ Ensemble: (front row) Irene Huang, Kristen Johns, Lila Jacobs, Kerry Deig- nan, Kristen Zaun, Dana Baker, (back row) Tyrah Fulkerson, Cheryl Cooper, Rosanne Trip- pel, Carolyn Pajor, Rennee Gir- agos, Cathy Cornell, Heather VanVactor. Sophomore Girls ' Quartet: (front row) Staci Schatz, Jodi Johnson, Tracy Silverman, Jo Mary Crary, Barbara Helms, Susan Higgins, (back row) Heather Ciesar, Amanda McKinney, Cally Raduenzel, Camille Saclaczynski, Cathy Romar, Tricia Camino. Mixed Ensemble: (front row) Blase Polite, Cindy Kopenec, Tom Hemingway, Maureen Harney, Charley Shoemaker, Lori Kobus, Tom Zudock, Lee Godlewski. (second row) An- drew Sherman, Valerie St. Le- ger, Lynne Carter, Jo Ellen Leonard, Margo Schwartz, Randy Grudzinski, Lori Flick- inger, Tom Dernulc, Jennifer Auburn, John Hoch. (back row) Tamara Smith, Rich Davis, Tina Ziants, Rachel Shoup, Greg Chip, Mary Beth Tafel. Senior Barbershop Quartet: Schwartz, Cindy Kopenec, Jennifer Auburn, Margo Lynne Carter. Senior Girls’ Sextet: (front row) Lynne Carter, Lee God- row) Mary Beth Tafel, Jennifer lewski, Margo Schwartz. Auburn, Cindy Kopenec. (back t f a a » Senior Girls’ Ensemble: (front row) Lori Flickinger, Valerie St. Leger, Lori Kobus, Rachel Shoup, Maureen Harney, Tina Ziants. (back row) Kerri Con- don, Stephanie Salzman, Jo El- len Leonard, Lee Godlewski, Jennifer Auburn, Margo Schwartz. Senior Boys’ Ensemble: (front row) Tom Hemingway, Charley Shoemaker, Andy Sherman, Greg Chip, Jerry Pupillo, Rich Davis, Kevin Zaun, (back row) Blase Polite, Randy Grudzinski, Dan Hollis, Tom Zudock, Dave Kender, Tom Dernulc, John Hoch, Jeff Kapp. Junior Boys’ Ensemble: (front row) Art Thompson, Steve Bry- ant, Aaron Krevitz, Doug John- son, Tom Johns, Jay Potasnik, Pat Schreiner, Kevin Dillon. (back row) Mike Brozovic, Jeff Strater, Mike Gozdecki, Bill Yark, Steve McCormack, Jay Dye, Jim Reddel, Chris Gloff, Adam Tavitas, Robert Gallo. « 149 Ensembles How to use your REIGN Leaders take charge of new, old activities “If you elect me for Student Body President, I promise to 1 1 Every year, each student heard this announcement. Each candidate said the same as the person before him. The one who stood out, though, was the leader. He best represent- ed the students and took action to improve the school. Led by senior Charley Shoe- maker, first semester Student Body President, and junior Bla- se Polite, second semester, Student Council (SC) worked for the students. According to sponsor Mr. David Spitzer, Eng- lish teacher, presidents were changed at semester so that of- ficers would have experience. SC expressed the students’ opinions and linked them with the faculty. They organized Homecoming festivities and sponsored the annual holiday food drive for the needy. Students 17 years or older donated blood to the American Red Cross blood drive. The drive was a success, according to Blase. “The number of peo- ple wanting to give blood ex- ceeded the supply of 96 blood bags.” Class Executive Council (CEC) handled the needs of each class. Seniors worked on graduation activities, while jun- iors sponsored Prom. The Freshman Class helped with the Homecoming dance, while the sophomores held fund- raisers to earn money for prom expenses. DISCUSSING hi, ideas, junior Blase Polite, second se- mester Student Body President, ex- plains his goals for the year. Blase set up student-administration meetings to give students a chance to express their views about administrative decisions. “We ' ve had candy sales all throughout this year so we could have enough money to throw an outstanding Prom next year,” stated sophomore Susan Higgins. Under the leadership of two presidents, Student Govern- ment represented the students while trying to impose new ideas and carry on old tradi- tions. TERRIFIED of giving blood, senior Greg Houser nervously waits for the nurse to stick the needle in his arm. The blood drive proved to be one of the most successful drives with more than 96 students donating blood. NEXT in line, junior Missy John- son and sophomore Todd Rokita wait for their names to be checked off by freshmen Billy White and Jennie Kel- baugh. The Freshman CEC organized the Homecoming dance under the commercial products theme. ' Student Council: (front row) Michelle O ' Haver, Barb Payne, Jenny Koo, Karen Skurka, Jes- sica Efron, Jill Yerkes, Lisa Lay- er. (row 2) Debby Soderquist, Carolyn Pajor, Cindy Roh, Paul Rakos, Chuck Novak, Sheila Higgins, Cheryl Cooper, (back row) Charley Shoemaker, Mike Costello, Amy Paulson, Paula Saks, Missy Johnson, Giri Sek- har, Robert Lesko. Student Council: (front row) Greg Nowak, Robin Fandrei, Michele Bartok, Joyce Koz- lowski, Suzy Dickerhoff, Tammy Dereamer, (row 2) Lisa Dywan, Julie Bacino, Mary Blaesing, Lisa Chen, Jacqueline Johnson, Bronwyn Billings. (row 3) Amy Fraser, Leslie Schoon, Margo Cohen, Heather Fesko, Kristen Hanes, Saralie Herakovich. (back row) Diane Adich, Trina Murphy, Debbie Payne, Patricia Ca- mino, Camille Saklaczynski, Ni- cole Rusnak, Cari Van Senus. Junior Class Executive Coun- phy, Cindy Simko. (back row) cil: (front row) Cathy Labitan, Sherri Fefferman, Jeff Florzak, Kerry Diegnan, Colleen Mur- Morgan Noel, Wendy Beckman. Senior Class Executive Coun- cil: (front row) Susie Hess. Kris- tin Komyatte, Lisa Zucker, Kris- tine Halas, Melissa Jacobo. (back row) Sue Hackett, Marty Collins, Thad McNair, Lori Van- Senus, Mr. Donald Fortner. ophomore Class Executive ouncil: (front row) Jomary rary, Laura McGill, Pam So- erquist, Sally Brennan, (row ) Susan Higgins. Matt Sobo- lewski, Chrisy Zudock. (back row) Kris Siebecker, Julianne Chevigny, Jennifer Paulson, Andrea Roy. Student Government 151 Owen Deignan, Dina Hanes, (back row) Jason Ryband, Sharon Pavol, Paulette Pokrif- cak, Mike Trilli. Freshman Class Executive Council: (front row) Darlene Kender, Tammy Hollis. Tory Szurgot, Michelle Halum. (row 2) Tim Dillen, Raj Chopra, How to improve your qjoctM Rring!! “Hello?! " “Anne?!” “Yes?” “Hi! This is Sarah.” “Oh! Hi Sarah. How’s it going?” “Well, Anne, not too well. I’m having problems with my Computer Math homework. I just don’t un- derstand it with all of these weird vocabulary words like ‘imput’ ‘loop’, and ‘syntax error.’” “Yes, I guess it is pretty TO help the teacher out, freshman SaraLie Herakovich writes a vocabulary list on the chalkboard. Weekly lists helped students increase their knowl- edge. confusing when you don’t know all of the computer terminology, but once you I learn the language, it’s a snap! Why don’t you come over and I’ll help you out, Sarah!” “Thanks a bunch, Anne. I’ll be right over and ready to learn the new vocabu- lary! " The need to learn new words and terms often came into the students’ lives just as seen with Sa- rah ' s problems in comput- er math class. This same need was known in one way or another in the cur- riculum. “In composition class we have a list of new vocabulary each week that we have a test over,” explained senior Mark Fehring. " And in comput- er math we learn new vo- cabulary words every day that are part of the Pascal vocabulary. Pascal is the only language used be- cause it has the only words the computer is programmed to accept. It’s a whole new world with computers.” New and uncommon terms also were used in Music Theory class. " Mu- sic Theory not only deals with the basics of music, but it gets deep into what music is. Sometimes it is very difficult to catch on to all the terms like cre- U T n computer Math we learn new vocabulary words every day that are part of the Pascal vocabu- lary. It’s a whole new world with computers. senior Mark Fehring AUDIO visual filmstrips watched during study halls helped many students learn new material. Junior Paul Cipich takes notes to remember impor- tant terms. JUST sitting back to relax, freshman Allison Dedelow reads her Spanish newspaper during her class. Other tools besides books and filmstrips helped stu- dents increase their foreign lan- guage knowledge. PUZZLING Advanced Placement Chemistry terms boggled the minds of seniors Ma- rie Bradley, Laura Sabina and Lisa Mansueto as they attempt- ed to determine correct an- swers. Computers were good tools for improving their scienti- fic knowledge. CARD catalogues found in the Resource Center were bene- ficial in aiding students. Junior Robin Langenberg looks up ma- terial for the junior term paper. 153 cont. scendo, pianissimo, and forte. They’re all so new!” said junior Aron Krevitz. Foreign language classes proved the need for vocabulary, too. ‘‘I give vocabulary tests al- most every week. If they don’t have vocabulary it is worthless. Vocabulary is even more important than grammar,” explained Mrs. Helga Meyer, German teacher. In the health classes such as Substance Abuse or Health and Safety, new terminology was used. “In Substance Abuse we learn what all the terms mean related to drugs such as hallucinogen, narcotic, barbituate and amphet- amine,” said senior Eric Elman. In Health and Safety, students learned terms from the parts of the body such as femur. No matter which class vocabulary was taught or learned, most students agreed that new vocabu- lary was important. “If you don’t know the vo- cabulary, then it ' s hard to learn the subject. “I think it ' s especially important in a foreign language class because if you don’t know the words, you can’t com- municate,” stated junior Pat Rau. After the little study ses- sion that Anne and Sarah had about computer math, Sarah, too, learned the importance of know- ing the language of com- puters. This knowledge was needed just as much as knowing the language to communicate in every- day life. WITH given shutter speeds, sophomore Nicole Fiegle calculates the F-stop exposures on the blackboard in her photog- raphy class. QUESTIONS, ques- tions and more questions. Soph- omores Jennifer Frankovich, Toula Kounelis and junior Paula Saks interview each other in Journalism I. 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Izz’s — sleep (as in cop some zzz’s) xcellent — see “awe- M, .ain squeeze — that special someone ’paz — (V) to become hyperactively excited; (N) one who is hyperactively excitable spud — any person (using the term loosely) with the How To Improve Your Vocabulary How to improve your qjoccM FIESTA Clubs offer more than just culture Eight points towards National Honor Society membership, very few meetings and little ex- tended effort made foreign lan- guage clubs a popular extra- curricular activity in the past. Spanish, German and French Clubs have undergone a meta- morphosis that no longer pro- vides Bobby Blowoff with an easy out. Participation was the key. Students in each club some- times met bi-weekly to organize activities. The clubs worked ex- tra-hard to include students in more events and create an in- stitution that took time and ef- fort, but allowed fun rewards. The reason for joining was common for all clubs. “German Club sounded like it would be fun and culturally enriching at the same time,” explained Cin- dy Kopenec, senior. Students found help from for- eign language teachers. “A good language club needs en- thusiastic students and a lot of organization, " explained for- eign language teacher, Mr. Paul LaReau. The need for organization was furthered. “The club is worth my time because I’m do- ing something with kids that they would not accomplish on their own,” explained German teacher Mrs. Helga Meyer, Ger- man Club sponsor. Between active participants and helpful sponsors, the club had an action packed year. Ger- man Club sponsored Oktober- fest in the Wilbur Wright Middle School Cafeteria in November. Tickets cost $4 and offered a variety of music and ethnic cui- sine to celebrate the holiday. In order to provide another taste of German delights for club members, the group took a Saturday field trip to Rose Maries. The restaurant in Lan- sing, IL, gave students a full va- riety of German foods. “We got to go out to eat with friends and the German food was great for a change of pace,” said Cindy. French Club had the bulk of its activities during the Chris t- mas season. The club jour- neyed to Chicago to see “Christmas Around the World” at the Museum of Science and Industry. They also dined at “Bon Appetite” for a taste of France. Spanish Club also decided to dine out ethnically. They spent a Saturday afternoon in No- vember at Don Quixote. The restaurant in Valparaiso offered students Spanish cuisine, a fes- tive Spanish atmosphere and waiters to go with the scenery. The three language clubs joined together to put on the Mardi Gras on February 7. “For SAUERKRAUT catches Mr. Jeff Graves ' eye as sophomore Diane Trgovich and senior Helen Stoj- kovich offer him a helping. Oktoberfest provides a full German dinner. 1 French Club: (row 1) Louise Andreani, Gina Nicosia, Holly Harle, Hillary Harle, Trina Mur- phy, Bronwyn Billings, Amy Miedema (row 2) Anne-Marie Jen, Karen Kunkel, Debbie Oi, Stephanie Kotsis, Yvonne Gavrlos. (row 3) Elaine Schmidt, Tamara Smith, Anne Marie, Jacqueline Johnson, Jennifer Rudloff, Robin Mat- thews, Mary Jo Hock, (back row) Camille Saklaczynski, Chris Steele. Ted Panos, Dan Loprich, Chrissy Radosevich, Beth Sack, Kim Szala. French Club: (row 1) Amanda Mckinney, Jessica Katz, Helna Stojkovich, Sheila Pavol, Melis- sa Jacobo, Cathleen Chevigny, Madame Mart-Webb, Rhonda Ferguson, Kelley Morgan, (row 2) Brenda Van Orman, Tara Goebel, Ann Marie McCarthy, Katie Fleming, Stephanie McNary, Tori Szurgot, Nancy Gozdecki, Emily Rosales, (back row) Kathy Sims, Cindy Mrko- lajczyki. Susie Glennon, Karen Skurka, Usha Gupta. Patricia Camino, Michelle Moskovitz, Connie Boyden. Sue Pierson, Julianne Chevigny. German Club: (row 1) Lisa Smisek, Craig Bomberger. Lau- ra Davis, Cindy Kopenec, Rob- ert Lesko, Jelena Stojkovich, Tammy Dereamer, Mrs. Helga Meyer, (row 2) Paul Berbeco, Shelley Springer, Kelly Mager, Charley Wilke, Andy Spoljo, Todd Apato, Jenny Baker (row 3) Mary Beth Tafel, Rea Robin- son, Jeanne Robbins, Eunice Cardenas, Renee Giragos, Diane Trgovich, Pam Sder- quist, Amelia Noel, Karen Lesko (back row) Lisa Thomas, Christine Bobeck, Donold Wil- liams, Dan Bremer, Ted Vre- has, Brian Fleming, Mark Swin- dle, John Novak. Kathy Romar. FINDING that most of the pa- trons had arrived, freshman Dan Bremer takes time out to count tickets sold. The $4 ticket includes German cuisine from appetizers to dessert. COOKIES and cake exchange hands at the French Club bake sale. Freshman Jacqueline Johnson pur- chases a brownie from senior Shelia Pa- bol, French Club member. Foreign Language Clubs « 157 FIESTA being the first costume dance, it was very successful, " said Mrs. Charlene Tsoutsouris, Spanish teacher. Preparations ended up to be long and tedious, but students worked to make the first Mardi Gras dance happen. The three weeks prior to the dance re- quired students to meet two or three times each week after school to make the necessary preparations. " I felt like I was always at a Spanish Club meet- ing,” stated Jeff Florczak, ju- nior. " But after it was all to- gether and everything went well, I ' m glad we did work so hard.” The preparations for the dance yielded a buffet table of snacks, balloons, and crepe pa- per strung throughout the cafe- teria, chairs for dance King and Queen, a disc-jockey and silver disco balls hung from the ceil- ing. All this for only $3.00 with a costume or $4.00 without one. The costumes were a big part MARDI Gras preparations have freshman Amy Miedema down on her hands and knees. Signs out of letters for the walls come together easily when started by laying things out on the floor. of the dance. The king, senior Champ Merrik, and queen, ju- nior Beth Sak, were chosen be- cause of their outstanding cos- tumes. Champ was decked out in swimming gear complete with flippers and Beth arrived dressed as a red and black court jester. Even teachers caught the spirit. Club sponsors and for- eign language teachers arrived in costumes representing the languages they teach. The dance was the largest fund-raiser. The French Club has a bake sale during lunch that added funds. Also German Club sold Gummi Bears throughout October to help raise revenue for trips. Foreign language clubs had something to offer: hard work and a lot of fun. Bobby Blowoff was given a real shock. He had to put in some time for German Club, but he also found out it was worth the extended effort. DRESSED in spirit for Mardi Gras, seniors Melissa Jacobo and Helen Stojkeovich, discuss the evening with Mrs. Alyce Mart-Webb. Melissa and He- len spent the beginning of the evening selling tickets at the door. BALLOONS in such mam- moth proportions pose quite a task for freshmen Stephanie McNary and Shar- on Pavol. The girls created smaller bou- quets of balloons with colorful stream- ers for the dance. WHAT do you recommend ? Sen- iors Jim Smick and Linda Oi consult the menu at Rosemarie’s German restau- rant in Lansing, trying to decide what to eat on the German Club outing. Spanish Club: (row 1) Jennifer Luksich, Mary Tabion, Dawn Dryjanski, John Jimenez. Ste- ven Kanoly, Scott Rubin, Jenny Koo, Mary Dragomer. (row 2) Nola Golubieski, Stacy Szany, Renay Montalbano, Kim Hesek, Gene Chang, John Klaich, Wil- liam Mickel (row 3) Dennis Gif- ford, Noel Javate, Gregg Schwartz, Stephanie Sizman, Darcie Dimitroff, Becky Selig, Heather Ciesar, Michelle Cie- san. (back row) Penny Karr, Jenna Chevigny, Kelley Living- ston, Carolyn Bradley, Anjali Gupta, Jeff Kobe, Beth Stover, Tracey Silverman. Nicole Rus- nak, Karen Livingston. Spanish Club: (row 1) Phil Ras- kosky, Holly Harle, Steve Hess, Kavita Patel, Jim Wachel, Amy Cohen (row 2) Yoko Naka- mura, Sheri Fefferman, Chrisy Zudock, Dawn Feldman, Lisa Thomas, (back row) Eunice Cardenas, Jeff Florczack, Mi- chael Goldsmith, Cathleen Chevigny, Steve Grim, Joe Czapkowicz. Spanish Club: (row 1) Emily Chua, Lisa Baciu, Sharon Pa- vol, Cathy Labitan, Melissa Ja- cobo, Christina Carrara, Gina Torreno, Mary-Margaret To- siou. (row 2) Ka ren Karulski, Lisa Dywan, Robin Fandrei, Jo Mary Crary, Kristen Hanes, Sheila Pavol, Amy Miedema. (back row) Heather Ferro, Jenn Wilhelm, Leslie Safran, Dina Hanes, Eileen Han, Sinae Kwak, Lisa Chen. Julie Pardell, Beth Wrona. 159 ► Foreign Language Clubs 160 STRAIGHT edges, protractors, and pencils litter the desk of senior Steve Francis- kovich and Ryan Gentry, sopho- more, as they work on a Drafting assignment. Precision was a key factor when drawing machine parts accurately. How to Use Your Hands DOUBLE checking be- fore stitching that final seam to- gether, senior Kim Williams con- sults her pattern. Following instructions played a necessary role in sewing a quality piece of clothing. How to use your Raising a hand to ask or answer a question, taking notes, writing an essay, erasing mistakes: all tasks that required the use of the hands. It would have been tough to take a class without having the ability to perform these basic tasks. In some classes, howev- er, it was impossible to succeed without function- able hands. In the areas of home economics, indus- trial arts, typing, and art, specialized skills were taught which required skillful use of the hands. “Home economics classes teach skills every- one needs,” said Mrs. Lin- da Scheffer, home eco- nomics teacher. “Foods, DILIGENT concentra- tion helps senior Robin Louder- milk learn word processing skills. A new class. Word Processing gave future business majors an opportunity to learn valuable techniques and methods. AFTER a long day, junior Ted Sri has difficulties keeping his hand raised to ask that im- portant question. Students used their raised hands frequently to attract a teacher ' s attention. for instance, is a very practical course. You can carry cooking techniques with you throughout yoor adult life.” In Foods I and II stu- dents used their hands to measure properly, mix carefully, and bake well. Acquiring these useful skills counted as only one of the reasons for enroll- ing in foods. “It’s good for a break in the day,” ex- plained Rob Wojtowich, senior. “And it’s more en- joyable than a study hall.” Students also found en- joyment in clothing classes where they were required to use their hands for stitching down pleats, sewing up seams, and heming hems. All of the hard work paid off when the girls wore a finished product. “It’s great to walk down the hall,” said senior Kelly Harle, “and have some- one compliment you on what you’re wearing, and say, ‘Thanks. I made it my- self.’ ” Industrial Arts (IA) classes offered students another opportunity to work with their hands. In Drafting, Car Care, Wood- working, Power Mechan- ics, and Electronics, hands were used for ev- erything from changing the oil in a car to designing a dream house. ‘‘All courses in IA re- quire the use of hands-on equipment and materi- als,” claimed industrial arts teacher Mr. Dick Hunt. “It ' s good training ground, either for direct application after high school or for more accel- erated courses in engi- neering and electronics. " “I wish more people were able to take IA,” said Mr. Hunt. “Industrial Arts is one of the most impor- tant areas in the entire school system. It teaches direct applications for the theories learned in math and science classes.” Hands-on work was not practiced in IA classes alone. It also comprised part of another class: typ- ing. Typing classes did not learn to create with their hands, but did learn to put their hands to work through a skill that many will use later on in life. Students found practi- cal reasons for taking Typ- ing. “Typing will make Computers a lot easier next semester,” ex- plained junior Nicole Fin- wall. “And it’ll make writ- ing college term papers much less of a hassle.” ”1 knew I would be on the newspaper staff this year, so I signed up for typing,” said junior Mi- chele Sus. “The idea of having to use the ‘hunt and peck ' system to finish all my stories was enough incentive to get me “1 X t’s great to walk down the hall and have someone compliment you on what you’re wearing and say, ‘Thanks. I made it myself. ? ? senior Kelly Harle PATIENCE is a virtue, and sewing a garment requires a great deal of it. Stitching up seams, sophomore Heidi Ward used one of the sewing tech- niques that needed an abun- dance of time and concentration for completion. How to Use Your Hands 161 PUTTING everything in perspective, mirror images find sophomore Cammie Champion at the ironing board. Cammie is pressing the creases from a pat- tern piece, crucial in construc- tion of a well-fitting garment. INTENSE concentra- tion helps junior Jeff Purnik to draw perfect straight lines. Main- taining high levels of accuracy was essential in creating projects for Drafting. 162 How to Use Your Hands DON’T look down! Junior Bryan Phillips tries not to look at his hands while he works at mas- tering the fine art of touch typ- ing. cont. through typing.” While typists used their hands in a practical man- ner, art students used their hands creatively. This concept was em- phasized in every one of the art classes. “The eye sees a thing, the brain reg- isters it, and the hand ex- ecutes it on paper,” stressed Mrs. DeEtta Hawkins, art teacher. Some students took art because they thought it was an easy class, but there were many reasons to take it. “Of course kids think art is a fluff course, but others are truly inter- ested in developing their natural abilities,” said Mrs. Hawkins. “Art classes help to round out the academic situation by fostering independent thoughts and giving stu- WHAT S next? Senior Andrea Whitlow uses her hands not only for printmaking but also to communicate " What ' s hap- pens now?” Printmaking was only one of the many classes which afforded opportunity for artistic expression. dents a new way to go about problem solving. Students saw practical applications for the art classes they took. “No matter what you go into, you’re going to have to use your hands in some way,” said sophomore Danielle Mavronicles. “So any class you take — art, or whatever — that helps you use your hands more proficiently will ultimately help you in the future to work skillfully, whether you use the same steps or not.” They may not all be- come chefs, fashion de- signers, mechanics, sec- retaries, or artists, but students enrolled in IA, home ec, typing, and art classes learned how to use their hands better. VISIONS of the compli- ments she ' ll receive on her fin- ished garment dance in her head and keep a smile on the face of sophomore Lori Jucknowski. Lori hems her skirts by hand, one of the final steps in its comple- tion. How to use your FLASHES Crowd Pleasing Shots Red and white pom-poms flashed through the air. Feet moved to the music. Colorful flags twirled around and around with the beat of the band. The Drill Team and the Flag Corps performed during halftime for the crowd. Drill Team danced at the football and basketball games. Practicing three to four days a week for two hours, Drill Team members took their practices seriously. “I think the hard practices, and effort were worth it because we are per- forming a lot better,” explained senior Marie Bradley. While holding a car wash dur- ing the summer and a candy sale during the fall, they failed to earn enough money to buy new uniforms. To try out, the girls learned a kick and dance routine taught by the sponsor, Miss Marsha Karnes, and former drill team members. They then per- formed the routine in sets of three in front of the judges. After fighting nervousness and anticipation, 14 girls made the MOVING to the music and ex- act timing add to the quality of the Drill Team ' s routines. Entertaining the foot- ball fans with their rendition of " Mun- ster Mustangs.”, the Pony Express be- came a popular halftime highlight. team. After the girls made the team, they still had to handle bouts of nervousness. “When you first get out there (the field) it’s hard to have hundreds of eyes watching you,” stated sophomore Tracy Silverman. Some thought it was easier to dance at a football game. “I liked performing at the football games better because you can ' t see the people’s faces and therefore I ' m less ner- vous,” explained Marie. Another group that per- formed was Flag Corps mem- bers. The 13 members marched with the band to en- tertain the crowd during half- times. Members enjoyed the bene- fits of belonging to the Flag Corps. " I liked being on flags because we spent so much time with the other members we got to be close friends,” explained junior Michelle Ingram. Others enjoyed the time spent with the band. “I wanted to be on Flags because it is a lot of fun performing, and we got to go places with the band,” stat- ed sophomore Allison Potts. To strengthen their skills, they were required to practice during 6th hour and for one hour after school during sec- ond semester. To tryout for Flag Corps, the girls had to learn a routine taught by sponsor Mr. Andrew Norman, band director. The new black, red, and white uniforms they wore were pur- chased with money raised from the taffy and fudge sale. As the crowds cheered when the girls marched off the field, Flag Corps and Drill Team members were ready to entertain once more. AFTER many hours of practice, Drill Team members perform in front of the basketball fans. Sophomores Jody Clapman, Tracy Silverman, and junior Dana Baker smile for the crowd as they execute their precision routine. SATISFIED by her perfor- mance, freshman Robin Drzewiecki shows pride for being on Flag Corps. To maintain unity and precise movements, Flags practiced daily to prepare for their halftime showing. 4 164 Drill Team, Flag Corps ■m ALTHOUGH they are hav- ing a good time, the Drill team worked hard at their car wash to raise money for new uniforms. Senior Brenna Pan- ares and sophomore Wendy Deem scrub away the grime as they try to wipe the truck clean. Drill Team: (front row) Gayle Jancosek, Lila Jacobs, Dana Ba- ker, Brenna Panares. (row 2) Cindy Michel, Kim Koziatek. Nat- alie Fabian, Jody Clapman, Jodie Johnson, (back row) Wendy Deem, Jennifer Teller, Lisa Gon- zales, Beth Stover, Tracy Silver- man, Marie Bradley. Flag Corps: (front row) Renee Maxin, Michelle Ingram, Joann Clements, Allison Potts, (row 2) Robin Drzewiecki, Shelly Mara- lejo, Jodi Quasney, Kristen Jan- sen. (back row) Jen Uzubell, Lori Flickinger, Danielle Hybiak, Amy Gifford, Marybeth Abness. Drill Team, Flag Corps 165 How to use your enough time, and I always end up forgetting things end up being late to when I’m in such a big class.” rush,” stated senior Greg an IjT ym gives us a chance to get our frustrations out by running around and acting a little bit crazy. ?? Jennifer Chevigny, freshman Whether pumping iron or laying around, students found ways to use their bodies. In any condition bodies were either pushed to the limit or left to relax. In physical education class (PE), bodies were exercised, stretched, and learned basic hand-eye coordination. “Gym gives us a chance to get our frustrations out by run- ning around and acting a little bit crazy,” said fresh- man Jennifer Chevigny. “It also gives us an hour during the day when we don’t have to just sit at a desk and listen to a teach- er giving another boring lecture.” On the other hand, some students disliked PE. “I think that gym is a major pain during the day because it takes so much time to get ready for my next class,” explained freshman Allison Dede- low. “We just never have Students also used their bodies to act out class skits. “In French IV we do little skits to get some practice speaking in a for- eign language,” said junior Goran Kralj. " It ' s fun be- cause everyone really gets into the skits! We dress up in costumes, bring in props, and play good music.” Instead of being late to class, students found themselves running in- stead of walking. “It ' s the worst when I have to run from choir all the way to comp, because I always Chip. ‘‘I ' m glad all my classes aren’t that far apart.” Students who had broken bones had a tougher time rushing from class to class. " I’ve had so many injuries to my arms and legs because of gym- nastics that I’m always having trouble moving around and getting to class,” said senior Kristin Komyatte. Loafing around seemed to be another way stu- dents used their bodies. A common practice during study hall was sleeping; however, snoozing during class was not appreciated by the teachers. " I usually just wake a student up if he falls asleep, but it’s his own problem if he misses an important lecture,” said Mr. Paul LaReau, for- eign language teacher. " One time I let one boy sleep almost halfway through the next class pe- riod. Another student slammed a book on his desk trying to wake him, but it didn’t work. Finally, I got a little worried and wondered if the kid was even alive, so I sort of shook him until he awoke,” commented Mr. Kent Lewis, business teacher. With broken bodies, ac- tive bodies, and sleeping bodies, students managed to work with their bodies in various ways. zzzzz . . . Copping a snooze during study hall seemed to be a common practice to catch up on needed rest. Senior Drew Hajduch sleeps after a long day of hard work. SHIRTS and skins is the name of the game. Freshmen Joey Johnson, Pablo Bukata, and Tucker Harper fight to take the ball from freshman Mike Moskovitz in a friendly basketball game in a physical education class. 166 How to Use Your Body OUCH! After spraining her wrist at a drill team practice, ju- nior Dana Baker, drill team cap- tain, adjusts her brace to relieve the pain. Despite the injury, Dana still made it to the basketball game against Andrean. HAND over hand, senior John Hibler climbs to the top to test his strength. During weight training class, students used their bodies to build muscles. NO pain. No gain. Senior Mau- reen Harney pumped iron in the weight room to increase her en- durance. How to Use Your Body 167 How to use your WORKOUTS Just for the fun of it Athletics not only mean team sports for competition. A group of clubs made it possible for the athletic to put their bodies to the test for the fun of it. The Sportsmen Club pro- vided a replacement for the in- active Outdoors Club. They held their callout meeting in November after its constitution was ratified by the student gov- ernment. The club offered a learning experience about the outdoors to its members through first hand experience and the utilization of available resources. “A lot of kids have never been exposed to the outdoors. This is a safe, reasonable way,” said Assistant Sponsor Mr. Art Ha- verstock, Science teacher. Overseeing the meetings was sponsor Mr. Jack King, health teacher, but students ran the sessions that were held the first and third Monday of every month. Much of their time was spent sharing past experiences. Discussions let students learn more about life in the wild through the experiences of their peers. To gain first hand skills, the PUZZLED, junior Dennis Gif- ford has sophomore Steve Moskovsky explain the scores of the game. Record- ing team scores posed more of a prob- lem than he initially thought it would. group went hunting, fishing, and camping in the Lake Michi- gan area. The entire year culminated with a wild game dinner that of- fered a taste of the “great out- doors.” For other outdoor individ- uals, Mr. Jeff Graves, chemistry teacher, offered the Scuba Club. The team dove at the Cline Avenue Quarry, France Park, Pearl Lake, and Lake Michigan. Further, a trip to the Virgin Is- lands over spring break allowed the club eight days to dive in warm, clear water that pro- vided great visibility of various sea creatures, " stated Mr. Graves. Along with the warm, clear water came the “weightless- ness that occurs once you en- ter the water,” explained sen- ior Chris Sannito. The divers took lessons at a local dive shop or the YMCA. Once accredited, “the cost is $3.00 for an airfill, assuming you have your own equip- ment,” extended senior Tom Zudock. Mr. Graves also had time for those who wanted to exercise their athletic talents, yet pre- ferred to do so-inside. Bowling Club’s 48 members bowled against each other ev- ery Monday from 3 to 5 p.m. " The team did not frequently bowl against other schools be- cause of a lack of schools with bowling teams,” explained Mr. Graves. Members joined for many reasons. " I bowl on the team to increase my average,” com- mented Joel Grossman, senior. Bill White, freshman, gave a more serious reason. " I bowl with the team because I want to be a pro-bowler.” The end of the year offered an award dinner where the team “pigged out”, according to Mr. Graves and team mem- bers. Overall, Sportsmen, Scuba, and Bowling Clubs may not be the only way to exercise, but working out with a group was a popular way to use the “stu- dent-body.” COLD water in Pearl Lake awaited seniors Jim Palmer and Chris Shegich as they dress for the dive. Wet suits and oxygen tanks were ready. 168 Bowling, Scuba, Sportsmen Clubs i ANTICIPATION of a strike captivates sophomore Gary Levy as he releases the bowling ball. Practice makes perfect as bowlers spent their Monday evenings at the Munster Lanes to improve their game ' s performance. INABILITY to wipe his eyes causes Tom Zudock, senior, trouble after surfacing from a dive to find water in his mask. The shallow water became deeper and deeper for a successful dive. Bowling Club: (front row) Brad Echterling, Paul Berbeco, Billy White, Mary Fissinger, sponsor Mr. Jeff Graves, Mary Beth Ta- fel, Gary Levy. Sherri Wiesner. (row 2) Ann Marie McCarthy, Greg Schwartz, Noel Javate, Charles P. Chen, Joel Gross- man, Mike Kloekner. (row 3) Angela Crowel, Christine Bo- beck, Robert Berbeco, Don Bremer, Josh King, Michelle Krajnik, Dennis Gifford, Brad Mifford. Bowling Club: (front row) Rick Stone, Emily Rosales, Mary Ta- bion, Karen Lesko, Julio Are- valo, Joe Krajnik. (row 2) Tammy Drzewiecki, Lisa Thom- as, Mitch Seward, Drew Haj- duch, Thomas Witmer, Raveen Advani, Eric Gossler, (row 3) Sponsor Mr. Jeff Graves, Jeff Florczak, Todd Marchand, Rob Hogg. Mark Saks, Mike Pietras- zak, Robert Lesko. Sportsmen Club: (front row) dy Auburn, Maryanne Babij, Lil- Steve Fortin, Craig Bomberger, lian Sorak, Jay Ferro, (row 3) Joe Solan, Larry Backe, Marvin Rob Wojtowich. Mike Velas- Mickow, Bill White, Catherine quez, Dimitri Arges, Joe Kicho, Cak. (row 2) Blake Jarrett, Jim John Guerra, Fred Marshall, Torreano, Angela Crowel. Cin- Robert Krusinowski. Sportsmen Club: (front row) Jason Solan, Nick Ross, Mark Slonaker, Todd Rokita, Jerry Pupillo, Chris Sannito. (row 2) Gary Piskula, Sam Maniotes, Dan Colbert, Kip Simmons, Da- mon Karras, Tom Karras, (row 3) Jay Jones, Brian Wojtkowiak, Brian O ' Sullivan, George Smith, Keith Yuraitis, Bryan Novotny, Dave Schoon. Scuba Club: (front row) Mr. Jim Palmer, Chris Sannito. Jeff Graves, sponsor, Mike George Tsirtsis. Erickson. Don Bremer, (row 2) How to Use Your Body 169 Waves " The Battle of 1812 ... ” droaned on the teacher. The boy doodled away in his notebook as his eyelids grew heavier. This was obviously the start of another long lecture. He squirmed a lit- tle and plunked his head down to catch a few needed ZZZ’s. losing his own on- going battle against dozing off in class. Everyday students faced the same battle: staying awake in class. The methods differed from student to stu- dent. " What I try to do is to chew gum and sometimes my friends will give me a swift hit on the head.” said freshman Christina Carrara. Others found rea- sonable alternatives. " I basically try to get interested in the subject at hand. Snooze, you lose so it is easier to pay attention” said senior Larry Backe. Still other students sug- gested that in order to stay awake one needed to be comfortable. " To keep awake I feel it necessary to get comfortable and doo- dle a lot,” sophomore Dean Miles ex- plained. Keepings one’s eyes and ears open can be a difficult task for many, but doodlers and fidgeters found a way to beat the system. DISENCHANTEDvak the teacher ' s assignment, freshman Eric Pardell tries to fight away sleep while concentrating on the clock. Clock watching became a favorite past time for fatigued students. the extra points acking up e a .. may v ,ha " 0 wniorv, ” Vm J e T«e% cl real eet a " d n’t let any teach undent get 10 or sol ” e ° " in class, I volunteer. Qoebel senior Tara you? " cp as brown as a ch0 Y Wl th his nose as b , e went u p to the teache work today - class d ' dnt ' ; a n V ts tended to think that Some students d n , ce to the a fellow stud on became an m teacher then that P according s tant " Tnt several steps should e one stude . , n o a brown nose. taker, when be, ng a , c steps I act I ' m a brovrn | e , any sweet and t d lor Tara events to tn- “ Sns“ct»ss. a», t o»owed Whether one brown nosing. the prescribed step , ecb „rque to ■ e the better o. .be two. " “e grades. « ' " problem .bat ' ate t° s a« • a " ° ' 0 „„d bard to students i „ us „, , a solve. " yOU can get away explained- , e d brown nosing. Though studen resp ond to ■ teachers did not alw Y because «« " usually Voucan for an ulterior s°ntetlvn8 Wr5 . Carolyn Red „ve.” NAa‘ h tea , arciyk said. teacher like Even though n ° use d this teciv br0 wn nosing, stu - in c » a ,s and 1XZX - Brain Waves Big Red, Bubblicious and Hubba Bubba played a major role in day-to-day student life. Wrappers scattered the floors and an occasional wad found its way under a chair seat. Because As reasons for chewing gum varied from student to student, teacher’s reactions to the issue varied, too. " I do not have any- thing against gum in class as long as it doesn’t interfere with Rael’. Whenever I have a piece of gum that needs to be dis- posed he practically snatches it out of my hand!” Since all students didn’t have a handy pet like Rael, they lazily. When the bubble bursts defacing school property was a messy and expensive activity, gum chewing was banned from the premises. Although gum chewing was outlawed accord- ing to the faculty staff hand- book, not all students abided by the rule. " I think that when I chew gum it helps me to study in class,” sophomore Chris Smith explained. concentration,” said Spanish teacher Mrs. Charlene Tsou- touris. Some students found it frus- trating, spitting out gum in one class and yet being able to chew it in another class. This could pose a problem for some stu- dents, but not for senior Lillian Sorak. " I have this pet that I keep in my purse, his name is Sitting in English class Jimmy tuned out the lecture and turned on his Sony Walkman. As Sting sang " I say love is in the seventh wave, I say love,” Bonnie Brown- nose nudged him to listen as the teacher explained the rules for using participles. Students had varied reasons for wanting to sit in certain parts of the class room. " I like sitting in the front of the room because when you sit in the back you don’t understand what is going on because you are usu- ally not paying attention,” soph- omore Chrissy Dinga said. Students felt that they could see and hear better from the front of the room ”1 like to sit up front for better eye contact with the teacher,” said senior LISTENING carefully in order to fully understand the question, senior Kim Palmer gives her full attention to Mr. Paul Shreiner, sociology teacher, as he explains the concept to an analogy. Teachers find it easier to keep a stu- dent’s attention when he ' s sitting in front of the room. stuck their gum under their desk. For the next unsuspecting student who sat in that seat two minutes later it became an un- forgetable experience when he reached down and touched that gooey wad of Bubblicious. Seating Charts Searching high, low for the perfect seat Melissa Jacobo. " Also, you can see the board better.” Even though students felt eye contact and involvement with the subject were main advan- tages for being seated in the front, others tended to differ. ”1 despise sitting in the front be- cause there is no where to put my feet,” explained junior Sandi Oi. Often, teachers believed that there was purpose for alphabeti- cal seating charts. " I feel it is rather necessary to seat people in alphabetical order because in the beginning of the year it’s easier to learn names,” ex- plained Mr. Bob Wendall, geom- etry teacher. Whether it was the back or front of the classroom, students and teachers found themselves searching for just the right seat. Brain Waves 171 peeling pressure Striving for top grades means giving it your all Cramming for finals, staying up late and giving up social time for extra studying character- ized a student who placed im- portance on his grades. Howev- er, grade importance differed from person to person. Since parents and peers placed so much pressure on the need to excel in school, stu- dents felt the push to get good grades. " I think the grade is more important than what you got out of the class because a grade looks good,” explained ju- Waves nior Kris Zaun. Others felt, despite impact placed on grades, that a class meant more to them than a good grade. " It was more important what you got out of it because it is easy to get an A if you cheat a lot, but then you do not learn anything which could help you later on in life,” seriously ex- pressed sophomore Tricia Ca- mino. Many thought that unfair pressure was placed on stu- dents. " Society unjustly mea- sures a student as being suc- cessful by his grades,” stated senior Larry Boege. Even though one student stayed up all night to finish his homework, his best friend might have blown off his home- work to go on a date. Students opinions varied on grade impor- tance. As hundreds of students crowded the guidance office during the first week of school, people passing by the office window wondered if they were passing out free Illinois Lotto tickets. In actuality, these stu- dents were fighting for appoint- would feel bad because I know it would have benefited him if he finished out the year,” ex- plained Mr. Don Fortner, busi- ness teacher. School policy dictated the op- tion to drop a class up until the seventh week of the semester Filing mistakes ments to see their busy guid- ance counselors, in hopes of changing a class schedule. Reasons varied for wanting to drop a class. Some students dropped a course because they didn’t get along with the teach- er. " I dropped math class be- cause the teacher did not like me and she was always picking on me,” explained junior Ian Strachan. Teachers expressed a differ- ent viewpoint on dropping classes. " If students dropped a class in the first of the year, I wouldn’t mind, but if the stu- dent dropped at semester I before it counted against the student. People could add classes within the first week of the semester. Students drop- ping after the first week had to go to study hall. Even though guidance wasn’t giving away free Lotto tickets, it was crowded with class-pan- icked kids. JOKING around with Mrs. Viole Zudock, guidance secretary, senioi Mike Roper waits for his guidance ap pointment. Mike had high hopes foi changing his class schedule. 172 Brain Waves aklng the easy way out t ?s f es ab a ° U c ' ; at e r n m en, an dille J opti J; - a work f He knew he had a huge history bZ hT rr ° W bUt he did " ’‘ care BH y had gotten away with cheating able 0 ' to d f ' 8Ured h€ WOu,d be able to do it ag ain. Students used different methods rang, ng from cheatsheets t0 Writjng desks and ha " ds. Others tried gettmg answers from students who already taken the test. " I got A’s in a very tough class because I had it last hour and I always found out all the answers to the test,” commented one senior. Some thought that cheating would bnT V Urt the Pers0n ' " ,n f he X n u . n : yVe (the peop,e cheat - ng) only cheating themselves,” ex- plained senior Patty Hittle. Others didn’t find anything wrong with cheating. " There isn’t much morality in the mind of a stu- dent m relationship to cheating or not cheating.” stated Mr. Paul Schreiner, sociology teacher. By cheating, people risked the chance of losing a good relationship with their teachers. " I am very hurt when 1 catch one of my students cheating,” Mr. Schreiner explained Some would risk cheating if it re- sulted m a good grade, while others felt it was dishonest and it would short changed the cheater. Students often found themselves Paraphrasing Shakespeare when they confronted: To cheat or not to cheat . . . that was the question. As Johnny looked at his schedule for the fifth time in five minutes he turned to his friend, Joe, and cried, " I can’t believe I have Mr. Peterson for Advanced Calculus! This will be the hardest class I will ever take — I’m nev- er going to pass it!” Students shared similar thoughts on what made a class easy or hard. Stu- dents agreed that a class was as hard as the teacher made it. " I think the class would be easier if the teacher went at a pace where everyone could understand, and if the teacher makes it interesting so you were not bored out CONFUSED and flustered, senior Tushar Patel quickly skims through some books to get ideas for his bill in government class. All seniors had to take government to fulfill their graduation requirements. Gambling on the draw of your mind,” stated junior Amy Cohen. Some thought teachers ex- pected too much. Sophomore Brenden McCormick stated, " A class was easy when the teacher explained the ma- terial thoroughly. Some teachers just give it to you and expect miracles.” Others thought that the difficulty of the class depended upon the people in it. " When you had a lot of friends in the class it made it easier,” remarked sen- ior Glen Barath. Some luckily got easier teachers with friends in their classes. Unfortunately, others got stuck with harder teachers. Either way, teachers ruled their classes. c aught up in the football team ' s rendition of the Chicago Bears ' Superbowl Shuffle, students clap to the beat of the music. Seniors Mike Irk, Jen Dye, Bob Kish, and juniors Wendy Beckman and Laura Welsh take a moment to enjoy an interesting change of pace from the usual records played by the D.J. at the Snowball Turnabout Dance. 174 » A combination of distinctive characters and unique personalities existed among the crowd. By dressing All-American or sporting a punk haircut, students proved they could follow their own fashion interests. Public awareness groups such as Students Against Drunk Driving (SADD) and Operation Snowball, were brought about by concerned students showing they stood up for what they believed. Mixing these individualistic qualities together, a wide diversity existed. 4fli s ' Who wing diversity in clothing styles, freshmen Saralie Herakovich, Mary Kate Kish, Gina Blaine, and Renee Myers take a minute to cram for a biology test. People Divider « 175 - Freshman, sophomore, junior, senior . . . Whether being able to meet new people , w orking to create a homecoming float or having a feeling of superiority, each Class rank offered its advantages Freshman Ray slowly opened the heavy doors to the Biology lecture hall. He stepped into the huge room as the heavy door, which weighed three times as much as he did, banged against his back. Sixty eyes stared his way. A large man handed him a detention slip while the boy tripped up the steps to his chair as he turned bright red. Although the advantages to being a freshman are . . . " . . . being able to meet so many new people.” — Gina Wlazik " ... I like having the chance to be in many differ- ent clubs.” — Michelle Halum " ... I feel much older than I did at Wilbur Wright Middle School.” — Cindy Jacobsen " ... my parents trust me now since I am in high school.” — Tucker Harper " ... being able to act ridiculous in class because I ' m new.” — Tom Ellison " ... teachers are easier on you in high school.” — Mary Kate Kish " ... having a sister older than you in high school.” — Amy Fraser " ... having more freedom than in the middle school.” — Charmain Restikas " ... if you get in trouble, you can say you never heard of the rule before.” — Rhon da Ferguson GIVING it their all, the freshman tug-of-war team pulls to defeat the sophomore team. To heighten their homecoming ex- citement, they later crushed the senior team. Sophomore Scott finally was able to carry on a conversation with a junior girl. Smiling with those gleam-braces, he could barely look at her pretty face as he told her a funny joke he had heard. He turned to tell her the punchline when he found himself face-to-face with a large senior boy. Still, the advantages to being a sophomore include " ... you know more people than you did as a freshman.” —Jodie Johnson " ... being able to be part of the school and not being called a ‘little freshman.’” — Erin Reffkin " ... you get more privileges such as having float and being old enough to drive.” — Helen Kim " ... you are not the youngest of the school.” — Jenny Remmers " ... the wide spectrum of classes available to take.” — Sally Brennan " ... that you are not a freshman anymore!” — Todd Rokita " ... the pressures of change suffered by being a freshman are over.” — Gregg Schwartz " ... you’ve had a year to get to know the upper- classmen and to become good friends. " — Jennifer Frankovich " ... we ' re getting closer to being a senior.” — Kavita Patel AS they join in with school activities by completing their first float, sophomores work at Tammy Dreamer ' s house. The sopho- mores finished third in the homecoming float competition. « 176 » So you want to be a . . . Junior Jerry Junior strode to his locker in his shiney new boots, winking at every passing girl . Jerry rubbed his sleepy eyes from a night of Cheech and Chong and cheese popcorn, since his parents had given him permission to stay up until 1 a.m. He was about to show off his newly un-braced teeth to a senior girl when his new boots slipped from underneath and he fell flat on his face. Despite this, the advantages to being a junior in- clude . . . " ... I have only one more year to go and I’m off to college.” — Tina Meyers " ... you have superiority over the underclass- men.” — Jennifer Luksich " ... I am finally an upperclassman.” — Jen Moser " ... you can think about college, but with one more year of high school, you really don’t have to worry.” — Kristi Dunn " ... you are able to get in to the majority of the parties.” — Leanne Suter " ... you start to notice that you get more respect from teachers.” — Steve McCormick " ... you can take the PSAT ' s, SAT’s and start to make your decisions about what college you want to attend.” — Paula Saks " ... I can get away with more tricks in school.” — Steve Jensen " ... having another year before you’re in govern- ment.” — Rosalyn Lambert " ... not having to watch any more of Mr. Grave’s lab tapes in chemistry!” — Gretchen Gardner " ... I’m finally finished with foreign languages.” — Tina Nowak BEING an upperclassman means making a varsity team, like junior Leanne Suter showing her ability. Bumping the volley- ball, Leanne helps her teammates toward their final season victo- ry- Senior Duke strode up to a freshman in the cafeteria and handed him his dirty lunch tray, while eyeing a sexy blonde at the senior table. Every day he made Fred- die Freshman take up his tray. This day, he decided to take it up himself so he could talk to the foxy blonde. As he he approached the girl, his foot launched on a banana peel and he landed flat on his rear-end. Much to his dismay, his tray flew in the air and landed on the blonde. Despite this accident, the advantages to being a senior include . . . " ... this is the last year of high school. " — Kim Williams " ... we will finally be able to know how it feels to graduate.” — Lynette Thompson " ... you are the head of the school and you feel a sense of superiority.” —Lee Godlewski " ... you always have transportation because ev- eryone can drive.” — Lisa Layer " ... you are trusted more by your parents.” — Eric McNary " ... I’m comfortable will all the teachers and I also get away with a lot more.” — Paul Wein " ... you can get into any party you want.” — Brian Dillon " ... there’s a sense of familiarity with everyone and everything. " —Melissa Jacobo " ... many semester course; therefore, there is a change of pace.” —Tom Gerike " ... one tends to be very motivated to do well if he is going to college. " —Beth Bittner " ... kids of the younger grades tend to look up and respect you more.” —Tom Karras " ... you can bet out of school at the end of the first semester. " —Katie Sheehy WITH the winter weather setting in, senior Cris Kogler tries to hurry and unlock his door before the wind returns. Being a senior, Chris takes advantage of driving to school privileges. So you want to be a . . . 177 N ow Or N ever When dollars add up Senior year — it’s finally here. As fresh- men, students were the upperclass- men’s scapegoats. As sophomores, stu- dents looked down on the freshmen, but they were still too young to hang out with the seniors. As juniors, they were close to reaching that plateau of social status. Fi- nally, after three long years, students made it to the top. They are seniors. " Cream of the crop, " " King of the hill, " the " Top of the heap, " and " Broke. " Broke? Yes, broke. Just when seniors made it to their final year, it turned out that being a senior had major monetary obligations. ‘‘There is your cap and gown to pay for. Plus, you have to send out an- nouncements to all your relatives when you graduate,” said Linda Oi. Expenses and twelvth grade went hand-in-hand. Caps and gowns were not the only costs that seniors had to pay for. College applications had to be mailed at $10 to $45 a shot. Transcripts STANDING tall and straight, senior Jim Bodefeld insures a proper fitting for his graduation gown. The $9.25 cost for measurement was a price many seniors anticipated paying. READY to send for his financial aid, senior Dave Rossa confers with Miss Annette Wisniewski, guidance counselor. Applying for financial aid cut the cost of college for seniors. that inform a college of the student’s grades and SAT scores, cost $1 each time it was sent to a school. Also, for those who chose to take the SAT’s and Achievement tests, there was that cost to contend and in reality, pay. “I sent applications to Indiana University and In- diana Central. That’s 35 bucks total. I didn’t even want to send them,” co m- plained Jeff Samels. Many seniors chose to “scout” out colleges, which cost money to put gas in the car or to purchase an airplane or train ticket to locations beyond driving distance. One traveling expense, however, proved to be a cost seniors really did not mind paying for — the notorious ' “senior trip.” “My senior trip is coming out of my own money. I do not mind. This is the last time I ' ll be with my friends,” said Dave Reck. “I’m going to Florida. I have to pay for a hotel, a plane ticket and all my ex- penses, ’’said Sean Diamond. “I ' ve even got to rent a car. It will definitely put a dent in my wallet.” Graduation parties loomed as another expense. “I’m going to throw a gradu- ation party. It will probably cost a lot of money — about $200. But, if I should happen to graduate, it still will be worth it!” Adam White said. Being a senior isn ' t as easy as most people thought it would be. Seniors made it to their last year with a lot of knowledge, but little money. However, most didn ' t seem to mind the lack of cash. “When I’ve got that diploma and I look back, I won’t even miss the money I spent,” said Sean. In most seniors’ cases it was true. “You can ' t put a price tag on success.” For the seniors, a successful senior year was, indeed, “priceless.” 178 Seniors Abbott-Carlson Tricia Abbot: Band 9-12; Spanish Club 9; Musical 9, 11, 12; NHS 11-12. Lisa I. Arlen: PARAGON 11-12; CEC 10. Jennifer Lynn Auburn: Speech and Debate 10-11; Ensemble 10-12; NHS 11-12. Maryanne Babij: Sportsman ' s Club 12. Gina Bacino Larry Backe: Football 9; Drama Club 9,11; Outdoors Club 9 (vice-pres.); Ski Club 10, 12 . Chris Bagherpour Carolyn Baker Tammy Baker: Track 9; DECA 12. Kimberly A. Baran: Gymnastics team 9-10; Track 9, 11-12; Letterwoman 10-12. Glenn J. Barath: DECA 11-12. Roger Barber Carolyn Y. Beiriger: Ensemble 10-11; Drill Team 11; Musical 11. Jason Bischoff Beth Bittner Steven Warner Blackmun: Golf 9-12; Let- terman 10-12; Tennis 9. James E. Bodefeld: German Club 9-12. John Boege Lawrence G. Boege: Basketball 9; Speech and Debate 10-12; NHS 11-12 (Vice-pres. 12); Drama 11-12; French Club 10-11; AFS 11 . Craig C. Bomberger: Band 9-10; Musical 9, 11; Drama 10-12; NHS 11, 12; German Club 10-12 (Treas. 12); I.U. Honors Pro- gram 11; Ski Club 12 (Vice-pres. 12); Speech and Debate 10-11. Constance M. Boyden: Diving 11-12 (capt. 12); Tennis 10-12; NHS 11-12; Drama Club 10-12; Thespians 12; French Club 9-12; Speech and Debate 9-11; PARAGON 12. Marie Ann Bradley: Drill Team 12; AFS 9- 12; Track 10; Spanish Club 9-12; French Club 11-12. Jennifer Anne Brennan John David Breuker Phil Cak Pete Cala Susan Callahan Rob Cantu Emiko Cardenas Timothy A. Carlson: Basketball 9-10; Soc- cer 9-12; Letterman 9-12. Seniors Abbott — Carlson « 179 ► NOW OR NEVER Leader of the Pack All-State football players, a record breaking runner, and the cheerleading captain. The boy who performed the lead role in every play, Student Body Presi- dent, and the Valedictorian. All of these people held positions of prestige. Each one had someone who looked up to them. Some students felt that the only qual- ity needed for being a role model was being a senior. “I look up to seniors be- cause they seem so much older than ev- eryone else and they ' re soon going off to college to start their careers which makes me trust their advice over other students, " stated sophomore Kavita Pa- tel. Experience played an important part for a role model. " I feel I’m a role model because being around the school the longest you feel you know the most,” ex- plained Lisa Mansueto. Although the Valedictorian and the re- cord breaking runner possessed a spe- cial quality, not everyone had role mod- els with exceptional talent. “It may seem stupid but I remember looking up to a senior because she wore cute clothes,” said Kristin Keen. On the other hand, to others, senior year brought no promenance or boast- fulness. " Senior year, we all go crazy and we’re not the ones to follow,” stated Spiro Megremis. Agreeing with Spiro, Laurie Kudele added, " I do not consider myself a role model because I didn’t set very good ex- amples to follow.” Just as the Student Body President led his class or how the cheerleading captain led her squad, the underclassmen looked up to the seniors for guidance and a helping hand when the superior soft touch and experience was needed to help lead to potential victory. REVEALING some personal wrestling techniques, senior Dan Fandrei shows sophomore George Connor the moves. The older experience allowed underclassmen a chance to gain some helpful hints to use towards their game plan advan- tage. Lisa Carroll Lynne A. Carter: Gymnastics 9 (mgr. 9); Ensembles 9-12: Musical 11-12; NHS 11- 12; Hoosier Girls State 11. Michael Cha: Spanish Club 9-10; AFS 11; Steve Checroun Charles P. Chen: Chess Team 9-12 (Vice- Pres. 12); Project Bio. 12; Math Team 10- 12; Ski Club 12. Cathleen Marie Chevigny: Cheerleading 9- 10; Tennis 9-12; Gymnastics 11; CEC 9-10; Speech Team 9; French Club 9-12 (Trea- surer 12); Spanish Club 12. Gregory Chip: Ensembles 10-12; Musical 11; Speech Team 9. Louis S. Chronowski: Ensembles 11-12. Andrew J. Cieland: Wrestling 9-11; Foot- ball 10; DECA 11-12; Track 9. Richard C. Colbert: DECA 11-12. iso Seniors Caroll-Flickenger Marty Collins: Football 9-12; Basketball 9; CEC 10-12; NHS 11-12. Kerrilyn Condon: Ensembles 11-12; CRIER 12; French Club 12; Ski Club 12. Michael Gerard Costello: Drama Club 11- 12; Thespians 11-12; Tennis 11-12; Golf 9- 12; Student Govt. 10-12; French Club 9- 12; Chess Club 11-12; NHS 11-12. Kerri Crist Cindy Crosby: PARAGON 11-12 (Managing Ed. 12), Quill and Scroll 11-12; Drill Team 10 . Gerald Cueiler Laura Davis: Band 9-12; German Club 10- 12 (Vice-Pres. 12); Musical 11; NHS 12. Richard William Davis, Jr.: Swimming 9- 12; Letterman 9-12; Ensembles 10-12; Musical 11-12. Ron James Davis: Football 9-10; Wrestling 9-10. Timothy J. Dayney: DECA 10-12; Cross Country 9-10; Track 9-10. Scott L. DeBoer: Band 9-12. Tom Dernulc Sean Diamond: CRIER 11; French Club 9- 10 . Brian Joseph Dillon: Football 9-12; CEC 12 . Dawn Dryjanski Jennifer Jill Dye: Track 9; Drama Club 9. Jessica Michelle Efron: CEC 9 (Vice-Pres.); Student Govt. 10-12; Speech Team 9-11; Wrestling GTO 9-11; PARAGON 11-12; Quill and Scroll 11-12; Gymnastics (mgr. 11) NFL 9-12, NHS 12. Jason Paul Egnatz: Golf 10-12 (Capt. 11- 12); Bowling 10-11. Casey Joseph Elish Eric Elman: Football 9-12. Rich Engle Dan Fandrei: Football 9-12; Wrestling 10- 12 . Jennifer J. Falaschetti: French Club 9-12; Field Trip Club 9-10; DECA 11-12 (Pres. 12). Brad Farkas Mark Jason Fehring: Wrestling 9; Drama 11 - 12 . Dawn Jocelyn Feldman: Swimming 9-11; Swimming GTO 9-12; Boy ' s Track (mgr. 10); Letterwoman 10-12; NHS 11-12; I.U. Honors 11; Spanish Club 10-12; French Club 12. Jacob J. Ferro Jr.: Drama Club 9-10; Ger- man Club 9-12 (Vice-Pres. 11) Swimming 9-10, Field Trip Club 9-12. Monica Ann Fierek: Band 9-11; AFS 10-11; Ensembles 9-12; Musical 11. Brian R. Fleming: Spanish Club 9; Ski Club 12; German Club 11-12; Band 9-11. Lori Flickinger Seniors Caroll-Flickenger 181 Steve Fortin: Chess Team 11; Track 9-12, Letterman 11-12; French Club 9-12; Cross Country 11-12; Ski Club 12; NHS 11-12. Steve Franciskovich Maureen Frank Karyn Michelle Gaidor: NHS 12; CEC 9; Spanish Club 9-10. Erik Gardberg: Football 10; Wrestling 10- 11, Track 11; Drama Club 10-12; NHS 11- 12 . Rich Gardner: Football 9-12; Wrestling 9- 12; Ski Club 12; Letterman 11-12; Sports- man Club 12. Deanne Michelle Gedmin: Swimming 9-12 (Capt. 12); Track 11-12; Letterwoman 9- 12; Spanish Club 12. Tammy Gentry Mary George: German Club 10-12; AFS 9- 12; Drama Club 9-10. Tom Gerike: Cross Country 9-12; Track 9- 11; NHS 11-12; Letterman 10-12. David A. Gershman: Speech 9-11; CRIER 11-12; Spanish Club 9-10; French Club 11; Drama 12. David Geyer: Lisa M. Godlewski: Basketball 9; Ensem- bles 10-12; DECA 11-12 (Sec. 12). Tara Goebel Michael E. Goldsmith: Speech and Debate 9- 12 (Treas. 10; Vice-Pres. 11); CRIER 11; NHS 11-12; Quill and Scroll 11; Math Team 10- 12; Spanish Club 9-10, 12; Citizen ' s Ap- prentice Program 11. Lisa Gonzales Lesley Susie Gootee: Track GTO 10; Bowl- ing Club ll;Track 11-12; Operation Snow- ball 12. Andrew Gordon: Valedictorian; Speech and Debate 9-12; Chess Team 9-12; NHS 11- 12; Band 11; Math Team 9-12. Joseph L. Gray: Tennis 9-12; Letterman 11-12; DECA 11. Stephen N. Grim: Swimming 9-12 (Capt. 12); Spanish Club 9-10. Joel Aaron Grossman: Chess Team 10-12; Bowling Club 11-12. Usha Gupta: Tennis 1-4; French Club; I.U. Honors (French) 11. David Gustat: Band 9-11; Drama 9; Musical 9-11; German Club 10; NHS 11-12. Susan Jean Hackett: NHS 11-12, CEC 9-12 (Vice-Pres. 10); Cross Country 9-10, 12 (Capt. 10, 12); Basketball 9-12; Track 9- 12; Letterwoman 9-12; Ski Club 12, Na- tional Merit Commended Student. Drew Hajduch: Bowling Club 12. Kristine Ann Halas: CEC 9-12 (Sec. Treas. 11); Track 9-10; Cheerleader 10; Gymnas- tics 11; Spanish Club 9; PARAGON 11-12; DECA 11-12 (Sec. 12); Royalty 9, 12. Andrew Han: Tennis 9-12; Debate 10; French Club 10-11; Bowling Club 11; Na- tional Merit Semifinalist 12. Lewis Hansen: Football 9-10; Baseball 9- 12; Basketball 9-12; Letterman 11-12. Craig Matthew Hanusin: Basketball 9; Bowling Club 9. 11; NHS 11-12; Chess Team 9. Lisa Marie Hanusin: Drill Team 10-11. ■ 182 - Seniors Fortin-Hanusin NOW OR NEVER Annual Affliction Hits Ever since school started, she had not felt the same. A feeling rushed over her like a cold sweat. Suddenly, she could not do her homework, she could not go to school. Studying and grades were phased out of her mind. Her mother could not understand this strange afflic- tion. She even considered calling a doc- tor. Her mother did not need to call a doc- tor, but her condition, commonly called “senioritis,” affected almost all 338 sen- iors. This inevitable state eliminated school from students’ minds. Senioritis struck early and remained until graduation. Once this affliction hit, even a decline in grades did not seem to motivate students to work. “I have not done a homework assignment since the first six weeks of school and all of my grades have dropped two letters, " joked John Mybeck. The fact that college neared came to mind. " It’s my last year before college and I have a lot more extra-curricular ac- tivities,” stated Scott DeBoer. Copying homework, postponing as- signments, or avoiding them altogether became everyday alternatives. " I find myself postponing my homework acci- dentally on purpose,” continued Scott. “I have found that many things are be- coming more important than homework, such as the radio, the T.V., and sleep!” added Steve Grim. On weeknights, many students discov- ered a case of the munchies and found the open all-night restaurants calling their name. “I find myself taking off to IHOP (International House of Pancakes) for some pancakes instead of doing my homework,” replied Kristin Keen. Seniors would do anything to avoid do- ing school work. " I would eat brussel sprouts before I ' d ever do my home- work!” joked Louis Chronowski. After drudging through twelve years of school, it was inevitable that senioritis struck. Students did not doubt this but adults disagreed. “I think it (senioritis) is psychological. (It’s) something the kids made up,” said Miss Annette Wisniewski, guidance counselor, " After all, my gen- eration never had senioritis!” DISCUSSING anything but homework, senior Brigitte Viellieu talks away while her books lay dormant. Students who had senioritis found many things that were more important than doing their homework. ELEVATING the temperature on the thermometer, senior Greg Houser tries to give the impression that he has a fever so he will not have to go to school. What he actually has is senioritis. an affliction that affected many seniors as they ap- proached graduation. Seniors Fortin-Hanusin 4 NOW OR NEVER Oops! I Forgot To • • Spending his Monday night driving around in his ' 78 Chevy, Shawn sped up his drive-way when he remembered the chores he had forgotten to finish. When he attempted to tip-toe through the house to avoid his mother, ail hope was lost. Veins popped out of her forehead from the anger built up inside her. Shawn was up until all hours of the night dusting, vaccuming, washing dishes, writing a for- mal Chemistry lab report and filling out college applications. To top things off he was a wanted man for the draft. Where did all these respo nsibilities end for a senior in high school? The list of responsibilities never stopped, but it was all part of being a senior. “One responsibility I think is im- portant is to get all the credits required for graduation, " explained Jeni Muta. Some seniors thought completing the GRADES are the main point on senior An- drea Petrovich ' s mind as Mrs. Premetz, math teacher, informs Andrea on how she is doing in the class. year with all the requirements meant complications. “Passing senior require- ments is not as easy as some students think they are, but I’m glad I did a good job at it,” stated Ron Davis. Seniors had a responsibility to the un- derclassmen. “I think seniors play role model for underclassmen to look good and make us feel we are important,” ex- pressed Betsy Mellon. Classes in school had certain responsi- bilities for seniors. “One responsibility for seniors is to set standards for other classes,” said Jim Palmer. Shawn learned his lesson of taking his responsibilities seriously. After exper- iencing an event with his mother like that Shawn remembered to take his job into consideration before the fun times be- gan. Plus go to the local post office to sign up for the draft. FILLING out the draft form, senior Ron Davis, puts the finishing touches on the information needed so the slip can be complete. Ron must sign up for the draft since he is 18 . Kelly Harle: Cheerleading 2-4; NHS 11, 12; Drama 1-4; Royalty 2. Maureen Elizabeth Harney: Tennis 10-12 (Capt. 4); AFS 9; Ensembles 10-12; Drama 9; Spanish Club 9-10; Letterwoman Club 10 - 12 . James Thompson Harrison IlhTennis 9-12 (Capt. 12); Speech 10-1 1; Golf 12; NHS 12. Ang ie Hart William Thomas Hemingway Susan L. Hess: Student Govt. 9; CEC 10-12; Cheerleading 10; NHS 11-12, Spanish Club 9; Speech 9-10; PARAGON 1 1-12; NFL 10. John Hibler: Cross-Country 9-12; Wres- tling 9-12; Track 9-12; Letterman 9-12. Sheila Higgins: Student Govt. 9-12, Wres- tling GTO 9-10; PARAGON 11-12, Spanish Club 9-12; Speech and Debate 9-10; Ski Club 10. Patricia Hittle: Track 9-12; Volleyball 9-12; French Club 9-11. John Hoch Christine Hope Gregory Scott Houser: Swimming 9, Foot- ball 9-12, Ski Club 12, Scuba Club 11-12; Lettermen Club 11-12. Brett Matthew Huckaby: Swimming 9-12; Band 9-11. Lisa Hurubean: Volleyball 9-10; Track 9- 10; Basketball 9-10. Thomas Hutchings Michael P. Irk: Football 9-12 (capt. 12); Baseball 9-12; Ensembles 10-12; Spirit- lifter 11-12; (Capt. 12); Lettermen 10-12. Melissa C. Jacobo: CEC 9, 11-12, (Vice- Pres. 12); NHS 11-12, Spanish Club 9-12 (Pres. 12); French Club 11-12 (Vice-Pres. 12); Tennis 9-10. Gayle Jancosek Dana Jansen Wendy Jeeninga Anne Marie Jen: French Club 9-12. Drama Club 9. John Jennings Kim Johnson Mark Johnson Fred Jones Michele Louise Jones: Cross-Country 11; Track 9-12; Wrestling GTO 9-12; Field Trip Club 10. Jeffrey J. Kapp: Football 9-12 (Capt. 12); Baseball 9-12 (Capt. 12); Basketball 9-12 (Capt. 12); Ensembles 11-12; Lettermen Club 11-12. Damon L. Karras: Football 9-12, Wrestling 9-10, Track 9-10, Sportsman Club 12 (Vice-Pres. 12), Project Biology 11-12. Thomas Karras Jessica Katz Seniors Harle-Katz « 185 NOW OR NEVER College Bound Nerves Approaching the big, blue mailbox slowly and carefully, the student opened its gaping jaws and stared into the empty blackness. With a moments hesitation the shaking student dropped an en- velope which may contain his future into the monsterous mouth of the mailbox for the mailman to carry away. Seniors preparing for college went through that hair pulling period of time in which one waited to be accepted or denied. “College applications varied from one page to five pages of in depth question- ing. Many applications I filled out were very long and tedious. I felt like I was giving a short summary of my life,” said Greg Chip. “I was afraid to answer all the ques- tions truthfully because I was afraid they would get the wrong impression and not accept me,” explained Julie Safran. Seniors found that by utilizing the skills they learned in the past four years they could come up with a meticulous applica- tion. “Mrs. Yorke’s grammar rules were essential to me when filling out applica- CONFUSION. boredom and frustration overcomes senior Tom Hutchings as he stumbles over a question on a application. These symptoms developed for all seniors when they had to fill in the blanks that decided their future. SEARCHING through the numerous in- formation pamphlets about colleges in the guid- ance office, senior Kristen Keen seeks out an appli- cation for Notre Dame. After checking out the application form, Kristen decided not to apply there because of the two essays she would have to write. tions. Misspelled words and misplaced commas would not present a good im- pression of me,” explained Julie Pardell. Many students had difficulties in pro- ducing the perfect application. “When I realized that the paper I was filling out had a lot to do with my future, I made sure not to go out of the lines,” ex- pressed Lee Godlewski. Filling in the details caused problems for some seniors. “When I was filling out the ‘county’ box on an application, I thought it read ‘country’ so I put U.S.A.,” laughed Tom Hutchings. Figuring out what schools to apply to and when to apply was another dilemma seniors were faced with. “I only applied to state schools because I did not want to face rejection from private schools,” said Sue Hackett. “I applied last summer and got accept- ed in November. Knowing I was already accepted made me neglect my home- work,” stated Lisa Hurubean. “I was very confident about sending out applications to schools with liberal academic requirements, but when I sent in my first choice college application, I bit my nails off until I received a reply, " ex- plained Tom Hemingway. Application deadlines were also an oth- er obstacle for college-bound students. “They are very easy to put off. I had my mom fill them out,” expressed Greg Shu- tan. " I kept putting off the essay section of the application because it was the most tedious section to write,” expressed Erik Gardberg. “One college asked me what kind of literature I would take with me on a de- serted island. I wasn’t about to put down Hollywood Wives so I put War and Peace,” explained Shelly Mason. Overcoming the pain of filling out appli- cations, plus finding the time to send them and nervously awaiting a reply was what all college bound seniors went through. That big, blue box and mysteri- ous looking mailman brought each sen- ior a nerve-racking experience. 186 ► Seniors Keen-Loudermilk Kristen Noelle Keen: Gymnastics 9-10; Speech and Debate 10-11; Ski Club 12; Spanish Club 9-10; Track 12. Kristen R. Kellams: Track 9-10; CRIER 1 1- 12; Letterwoman 9-10. David Kender Joell Kieft Christine Kincaid Robert F. Kish: Ensembles 10-12; Football 9; Musical 9-12. Lori Kobus Rick Kolisz Kristin Lynn Komyatte: Gymnastics 9-12; (capt. 12); Cheerleading 9-12 (capt. 11- 12); Speech and Debate 9-12 (Sec. 10, Treas. 11, Pres. 12); NFL 9-12; NHS 11-12; Homecoming Queen 12, CEC 10-12 (Sec. Treas. 10-12); Principal ' s Award for Excel- lence 10. Cynthia C. Kopenec: Drama 9-12; Speech and Debate 9-12; NHS 11-12; Ensembles 10-12; Thespians 10-12; German Club 10- 12(Treas. 11, Pres. 12): AFS9-11; Student Govt. 9; Musical 10-12. Denise Korycki Michelle M. Krajnik: Speech and Debate 9- 12; Presidential Classroom 11; Drama Club 9; Spanish Club 9, 12; Bowling Club 9- 12 (Vice Pres. 11) Laurie A. Kudele: CEC 10; Gymnastics 9- 11 . Patty Labeots Amy A. Lamott: Golf 10-12 (capt. 12); CRI- ER 11-12 (Managing Ed. 12). Richard Howard Landay: Cross Country 10; Track 9-10. Thomas P. Lang: Football 9; Swimming 9- 10 . Peter Langendorff: Drama 9-11; French Club 9-11; DECA 11. Penelope Anne Lantz: Wrestling GTO 10; Thespians (Vice Pres. 12): NHS 11-12; PARAGON 12. Kevin Lasky Cora Jean Lawson: DECA 11-12. Lisa Criston Layer: Student Govt. 9-12; Cheerleading 9-10; Speech 9-10; Spanish Club 9; Drama 11-12; CRIER 12. Dawn Lee Jong Lee Kim Lennertz: DECA 11-12; Field Trip Club 9-12; Spanish Club 9. JoEllen Leonard: Track 9; Ensembles 11- 12 . David Levin: Diving 9-12; Swimming 9-12; Sportsman Club 12; Spanish Club 9-10. Diane Marie Liberacki Christine Livermore Robin Lynn Loudermilk Seniors Keen-Loudermilk « 187 NOW OR NEVER Sweating Bullets Eighty over one-hundred twenty . . . eighty over one-hundred forty ... his blood pressure was rising, his heart was beating faster, and beads of sweat dripped on his exam paper. He thought to himself, “I’ve got to pass this one, or I can’t graduate,” and tension mounted. What the heck was the Virginia Plan? Seniors faced the terrible pressure of passing required classes in order to gra- duate. “It’s hard sometimes,” stated Lisa Gonzales. “But you do what you have to. It drives you to do well if you think of graduation.” The various required courses for sen- iors: Composition, Government, Sociolo- gy, and Economics, seemed to put the crunch on seniors and senioritis. “Senior year is a time when you want to blow off school and have fun,” explained Tony Vranesevich. “But as much as you want to, you absolutely can ' t.” The bind was even greater on seniors ollNrLi, cosine; pass, fail, . . . help! Senior Lisa Zucker concentrates on the facts and figures, and works diligently on her trigonometry exam. Many seniors felt the bind of passing senior classes. who participated in sports and other ex- tra curriculars. “We have to maintain a ‘C’ average,” said Jeff Kapp, who played varsity football, basketball and baseball. “And it can be rough especially when you have Government and Economics in the same semester.” For some seniors, the pressure fell near graduation which detracted from the temptation to fall prey to senioritis. “Sometimes you just feel like sleeping in, or going to the beach, or shopping in- stead of coming to school,” Stated Dawn Dryjanski. " It stinks when you can’t be- cause of a Government or Economics quiz.” This “missing out” evoked bitterness among some seniors. “I’ll always re- member my Composition teacher,” said Tara Goebel. “Her assignments kept me home on countless weekends!” Whether it was struggling to get through the Articles of Confederation in Government, misplacing commas in composition, or losing $100,000 to the stock market in Economics, seniors braved the tremendous pressure of grades and the demand of required courses to win in the end and graduate. Kelly Ann Mager: Drama Club 9; German Club 9-12. Ken Mahala: Baseball 9-12. Lisa Ann Mansueto: Volleyball 9-12 (capt. 12); Letterwoman 10-12; Basketball 9-12; Softball 10-12; NHS 11-12. Paul F. Manzano Mimi Marich Cathy Markovich Holly Masepohl: Bowling Club 11; Project Biology 12. Michelle P. Mason Carol May Jennifer Mazur 188 Seniors Mager-Obuch David McCain: Speech Team 9-11; Span- ish Club; NHS 11-12. Eugene McCune Debra Ann McDonough Collin McKinney Thad McNair: Football 9-12, Basketball 9, Track 9-11; Drama Club 10; CEC 10-12 (Pres. 10-12); Hoosier Boys State 11; Pro- ject Biology 12; PARAGON 9-12 (Head Photographer 12); Ski Club 12; Speech Club 11; Principal ' s Award for Excellence 11 . Eric McNary Spiro John Megremis: Football 9-12: Wres- tling 9-12; CEC 4. Mary Elizabeth A. Mellon: DECA 11-12; French Club 9-11; Outdoors Club 9. Champ T. Merrick: Swimming 9-12 (capt. 12 ). Melissa M. Meyers William G. Mickel: Orchestra 9-12; Chess Club 12; Drama Club 12; Spanish Club 12. Jennifer Miga Andrew Byron Miller: Football 9-10; Band 9; German Club 9-10. Timothy James Milne: DECA 11-12, PARA- GON 12. Teresa Mintier: Paragon Gary S. Mintz: French Club 9-12; CRIER 11-12 (Editor 12); Swimming 9; Speech Team 10; NHS 11-12; Hoosier Boys State 11; Quill Scroll 11-12 (Pres. 12). James Brian Misch: Swimming 9-12; Let- terman 11-12. Jarett Andrew Misch: Golf 10-12; Letter- man 10-12. M. Lynn Moehl: Basketball 9-12; CRIER 11-12 (Design Editor 12); Student Govt. 11; NHS 11-12; Spanish Club 9-10; Quill Scroll 11-12; Letterwoman 10-12. Diane Lynn Monak: Volleyball 9-11; PARA- GON 11-12; Track 9; Letterwoman 11. Melissa Moser Michele Elaine Moskovitz: CEC 9; Tennis 10-12; PARAGON 11-12 (Editor-in-Chief 12), NHS 11-12; French Club 10-12; Span- ish Club 9-10; Speech and Debate 9-12; Quill and Scroll 11-12 (Vice-Pres. 12), NFL 9-12. Tammy Mueller Jennifer A. Muta John W. Mybeck: Football 9-12; NHS 11- 12, Academic All-State 12. Charles David Novak: Football 9-12; Track 10-12; Chess Club 12; Quill and Scroll 11- 12; Drama Club 9-12; CRIER 11-12; Stu- dent Govt. 10-12; NHS 11-12. Lenny Nowak: Wrestling 9; Soccer 10; Football 9-11. Steven M. Oberc: Student Govt. 9; CRIER 10; Golf 9-10, 12; Tennis 9-10; 12; Ski Club 12; Band 9-12; Letterman 12. Mark Daniel Oberlander: Tennis 9-12 (Capt. 12); NHS 11-12; CRIER 10-11; Spanish Club 9-12; Speech and Debate 9- 12; Letterman 9-12. Kathy Obuch Seniors Mager-Obuch 189 Linda Jean Oi: French Club 9-12; German Club 11-12; Musical 9-12. Amy Olson Janet Victoria Orlich: Field Trip Club 10- 12; DECA 11-12; Junior Achievement 10. Ginger Osgerby John Ostrowski Jim C. Palmer: Track 9-12; Letterman 10; Scuba Club 4 (Pres. 4). Kimberly Palmer: Volleyball 9-12; CRIER 12 . Brenna L.V. Panares: Drama Club 9-12; Track 9-12; Drill Team 10-12 (Capt. 12); PARAGON 11-12; Quill and Scroll 11-12. Julie Pardell: Speech 9-12; Debate 9; Crosscountry 10-11; Letterwoman 10-11; Student Govt. 10; IU Honors Program 11; CRIER 11; Spanish Club 12; NHS 11-12. Angela M. Paris: PARAGON 11-12. Tushar D. Patel: Speech and Debate 9-12, (Sec. 1 1, Treas. 12); NHS 1 1-12 (Pres. 12); Boys State 11; Band 9-10; German Club 10; CEC 12. Jeff Pavelka: Football 9-12; Letterman 10- 12 . Milos Pavicevich: Soccer 9-12; Letterman 9, 11, 12. Bill Pavich Sheila Pavol: Speech and Debate 9, 10-12; Spanish Club 9, 10, 12; Winter Play 9. Andrea Petrovich: Gymnastics 9-10, 12 (Co-Capt. 12); Cheerleader 10-12 (Capt. 12); Softball 11. Susan M. Pierson: Paragon 11-12 (Copy Editor 12); NHS 11-12, Quill and Scroll 11- 12 (Sec. Treas. 12), French Club 12. Jerry Pietrzak: Golf 9-10; DECA 11-12. Cheryl Lynne Pool: French Club 9-11; Wrestling GTO 10-11; Bowling Club 9; Swimming 10-12 (Capt. 12); Letterwoman 10-11; Swimming GTO 9-12; NHS 11-12. Eric Powell: Football 9-12; Basketball 9, Ensembles 11-12. Steven Christopher Preslin: Soccer 10-12; DECA 11-12; Letterman 10-12. Shannyn P. Przybyl: DECA 11-12. Jerome A. Pupillo: Wrestling 9-12 (Capt. 10-12); Football 9-12; Scuba Club 9-12; Sportsman Club 12; Letterman 9-11; En- sembles 10-12. Marci Quasney Paul Rakos: CEC 10-11; Letterman 10-11; Student Govt. 12; Soccer 9-12; NHS 11- 12 . David Reck Ron Reed: CRIER 10-12; Basketball 9-12. Tracy S. Richards: PARAGON 11-12. Cindy Richwine: NHS 11-12; Tennis (Mgr. 10); Letterwoman 9-12; French Club 11-9- 10; Project Bio. 12; Ski Club 12. Michelle Renee Riebe: Letterwoman 10- 12; Softball 10; Flags 9-11; Basketball 9; Track 9-12; Student Govt. 10; Spanish Club 9-10; Track GTO 9, 12. 4 190 » Seniors Oi-Sanders NOW OR NEVER Last of the Lasts Sitting in detention hall on May 29, Joe Senior realized this was the last time he would ever have to sit in the dreary room for an hour again. After all, no one had ever received two detentions for going out to lunch at college to his knowledge. For the seniors, their last year became a year of many lasts. “I ' m glad it ' s my senior year because it’s the last time I have to follow the idiotic rules that are really dumb,” expressed Jeff Kapp. Many seniors realized it was the last time their mother would have to call them off from school. “This year I’m re- quired to attend all my classes, next year I can skip a class or sleep in if I want,” said Jennifer Brennan. This would also be the last time one would have to elude their fourth hour teacher to sneak out to lunch. Even the most timid student did not always proceed with caution when his senior year rolled around. All the games and child’s play stopped and either col- lege or a new job required a mature young adult. " I ' m not so sure if I am ready to become so independent and not to depend on my parents so much,” said Tom Hutchings. While old friends still remained, stu- dents seemed anxious for future friend- ships. " I’m excited about meeting new friends through the sports I’ll be partici- pating in at college, " stated Dan Tharp. Agreeing with Dan, Dave Reck ex- plained, “It will be exciting to get out into the world and meet friends that have the same business interests as I have.” Looking back, seniors realized what a year of lasts meant in good and bad terms; however, a year of lasts did prove to be a memorable one. AS senior Karyn Gaidor steps into the school bus, she thinks about her final times riding a high school bus. Karyn felt this was one of the things that she could happily give up. Jill M. Rigg Tim Risden James Michael Roper: Wrestling 9-12 (Capt. 12); Football 9; Letterman 10-12. David J. Rossa: Football 11; French Club 11 . Dawn Rovai Laura Sabina: Basketball 9-12 (Capt. 11- 12); Letterwoman 9-12; NHS 11-12. Julie A. Safran: Swimming 9-11; Band 9- 11; French Club 9-12; Spanish Club 9-10; Stephanie Salzman Jeff Samels: Soccer 10-12; Letterman 11- 12 . David W. Sanders: Football 9-12; Baseball 9-12; Speech and Debate 11-12; NHS 11- 12 . Seniors Oi-Sanders 191 ► Lawrence Sanek: Football 9-11; Baseball 9- 10 . Christopher R. Sannito: Football 9; Scuba Club 9-12 (Pres. 10). Phyllis Scheive: Field Trip Club 9-10; DECA 11 - 12 . Margo Schwartz: Ensembles 10-12; Musi- cal 11-12; Speech 10. Laura Schweitzer Cameron Russ Scott: Football 9; Swim- ming 9-12; Letterman 11-12. Katie Sheehy: Swimming GTO 9-12; Wres- tlingGTO 9-11; Basketball9; Swimming 11- 12 . Chris Shegich Charles Hugh Shoemaker: CEC 9-1 1 (Vice Pres. 11); CRIER 11-12; Ensembles 10-12; Football 9-12; Junior Achievement 10 (Pres.); NHS 11-12 (Treas. 12); Quill and Scroll 11-12; Speech 11-12; Thespians 11- 12 (Pres.); Student Body President 12; Student Govt. 11-12; Track 9-10; SADD 12. Rachel Elizabeth Shoup: NHS 11-12; Musi- cal 10-12; Ensembles 11-12; AFS 9. Gary Shutan: Baseball 9-12; Basketball 9- 12; Letterman 10-12. Gregg Shutan: Baseball 9-12; Basketball 9- 12; Letterman 10-12. Spiro Sideris Bill Sikorski Michael Scott Simko: Golf 10-11; Baseball 9; Basketball 9. Patrick Sipple Karen Skurka: Speech and Debate 9-10; Student Govt. 10, 12; CEC 9, 11; French Club 9-12; Drama Club 10; NHS 11-12; PARAGON 12; Ski Club 12. Laurie Slather John Slivka: Football 9-12; Wrestling 9-12 (capt. 12); Letterman 9-12; Scuba Club 9- 12 . James Smick Mike Smiley Lisa Marie Smisek: AFS 9-11; Drama Club 9-10; German Club 11-12; Band 9-12; NHS 11 - 12 . Melanie Jill Smith: Basketball 9-10; CEC ; Ensembles 10-11. Tamara Lee Smith: NHS 11-12; I.U. Hon- ors 1 1 (French); Drama Club 9-12; Ensem- bles 12; French Club 9-12; Basketball 9-10. Deborah Lynn Soderquist: Spanish Club 9; Speech and Debate 9-10; Student Govt. 9- 12 (Sec Treas 12); CRIER 12 (Feature Ed.); Ski Club 12. Joseph E. Solan: Tennis 10-12; Ski Club 12. Sheryl Lynn Soltis: Track 10-12. Lillian Sorak Valerie Katherine St. Leger: Ensembles 1 1- 12; Tennis 10 (Manager); Letterwoman 10- 12; Musical 11-12; Ski Club 12; French Club 9-10; CRIER 12. Danielle Rae Stevens: Drill Team 10; Track 9-11. Nick Stiglich Jelena Helen Stojkovich: French Club 9-12 (Pres. 11-12); Drill Team 10-11; Student Govt. 10; NHS 11-12; Ski Club 12; German Club 12. Rick Stone: Bowling Club 12. Floyd Stoner: S occer 9-12; Letterman 9- 12 . Jeannie L. Strudas: Track 9; CRIER 11-12; PARAGON 12; Ski Club 12. Mark Surufka 4 192 ► Seniors Sanek-Surufka NOW OR NEVER On the Road Again “College” was described as a school of higher learning. " Week- end” was defined as the period between Friday night and Monday morning. When both words were put together, they took on a whole new meaning. College weekends meant partying at a frat house at Indiana University, visiting a friend at Purdue, or checking out cam- pus life at Notre Dame. Many seniors felt that if they were going to spend the next four years of their life at a college, they should see it first. " You have to see what a school’s like in person because you can’t tell by pictures in a book,” explained Dave Sand- ers. Seniors visited colleges for oth- er reasons besides academics. " I went to Purdue with no place to stay,” explained Paul Rakos. " Luckily, I found a friend I knew who I could stay with.” The freedom of college life at- tracted seniors to campuses. “There’s so much freedom. No curfews of parents are there to worry about, and you can stay out all night if you want,” said Mark Johnson. " It’s great going to a college for a weekend. You can do whatever, whenever, " stated Laura Sabina. Students noticed differences between college and high school. “In high school, you have to go to school for seven hours each day and stay there. In college you only have to go to class when you want,” stated Dave Gustat. As weekends passed by, seniors realized that the time ticked away before they would be spending four whole years at a college in- stead of a mere three days. What- ever reason they gave for leaving town, they visited colleges not only for something to do on the weekends, but also to see their fu- ture. COLLEGE bound but only for a weekend, senior Michael Goldsmith packs up to head out to Miami University in Ohio. Weekends away at college gave students a taste of university life. MONEY makes the world go around. Senior Erik Gardberg withdraws money from the bank in order to pay for his weekend plans at Indiana University. His withdrawal not only included money for the weekend’s agenda, but also for food and gas. Seniors Sanek-Surufka « 193 NOW OR NEVER Growing Up is Hard to Do Everyone thought it was going to be an ordinary day in the cafeteria, but the seniors, at their own table, had evil eyes darting out at the underclassmen. One by one their heads raised with devilish smiles flashed across their faces. With forks in one hand and spoons in the oth- er, the words ‘‘Food Fight” were blared out. Girls ran like wild women to safety and guys snarled at each other. This cer- tainly was the last chance for seniors to be immature and they showed it. Numerous ways were found for sen- iors to show their immaturity. They real- ized that this was the last year and they wanted it to be a memorable one. Some seniors felt they had superiority over the underclassmen. “We acted su- perior to the underclassmen and didn’t notice it,” explained Wayne Swart. Teachers knew students were seniors by the way they were treated by other seniors. “One thing I do is give teachers a hard time even if that seems immature, " expressed Jerry Cueller. Sometimes the seniors seemed to give the freshmen a hard time. I picked on the underclassmen just because I got the same experience when I was a fresh- man,” said Laurie Kudele. Acting like freshmen, some students acted immature enough to shoot spit wads at each other. “I always end up in the fight with spit wads in class, " stressed Eric McNary. When the fights ended and the punish- ments were given the seniors thought about the Saturday morning work details they had coming up and wondered if it was worth it. STRUCK with embarrassment senior Dan Fandrei withdraws as the mysterious gorilla sings a birthday song and hands him balloons. Wayne Swart Mary Beth Tafel: German Club 9, 12; Ten- nis Manager 10; Ski Club 11-12; NHS 11-12 (Sec. 12); Bowling Club 11-12 (Pres. 12); Ensembles 10-12. Ed Taillon Angie Tackles Troy Tangerman Jen Teller: Drill Team 11-12. Daniel Nels Tester Daniel E. Tharp: Football 9-12; Golf 9; Track 11-12. Lynette Thompson Patty Tobin Fred Trippel Dale Uram Wade Van Orman: AFS 10-11; CRIER 11- 12; Drama Club 10-12; Thespian 11-12. Laura VanSenus: PARAGON 11-12 (Photo Ed.); CRIER 12; Student Govt. 10; CEC 11- 12; Swimming 9; Speech and Debate 10- 11; Letterwoman 9; Spanish Club 9; Ski Club 10; Citizen Apprentice Program 11. Brigitte Viellieu: Cheerleading 9-12; Dra- ma Club 11-12; Speech 11-12; French Club 9-11; NHS 11-12; Thespian 11-12; NFL 11- 12 . 194 Seniors Swart-Zurad Tony Vranesevich Aaron Wadsworth: Drama Club 12. Darla Wall Todd Walsh Michele Wampler Stephanie Wasilak Paul Wein Eric A. Werth: Golf 9-10; Speech and De- bate 10-12; German Club 9-10; Ski Club 10- 12 (Pres. 12); Salutatorian. Adam White Andrea Whitlow: Track 9-12; Cross-Coun- try 11; Wrestling GTO 9-12; French Club 11- 12; Wrestling Manager 11-12; Field Trip Club 10; Letterwoman 11-12. Sherri Wiesner: Bowling Club 9-12; Span- ish Club 9; PARAGON 12. Lisa Renee Winkler: Letterwoman 10-12; Wrestling GTO 9-10; Field Trip Club 12. Dawn Wisniewski Thomas Witmer: French Club 9-10; Out- doors 9; Track 9; Cross-Country 9; Bowling 12 . Rob Wojtowich Erik Wood: Swimming 9-12. John A. Yates: Wrestling 9-11; Band 9-11; Cross-Country 12; Ski Club 12; Project Bio. 12 . Jill Ann Yerkes: NHS 11-12; Student Govt. 9-12 (Vice-Pres. 12); Spanish Club 9. Greg Zabrecky: Baseball 9-12; Basketball 9-12; Letterman 11-12. Russell Zalkowski Kevin Zaun: Speech and Debate 9-10; En- sembles 11-12. Renee Lynette Zawada: Track 9-11; Cross- Country 11-12; NHS 11-12; Field Trip Club 11-12; Letterwoman 11-12. Christine Mary Ziants: Ensembles 9-12; Wrestling GTO 9-12 (Pres. 11-12); Drama 9-12; CRIER 11-12. Lisa Sue Zucker: CEC 1 2; Cross-Country 9, 12; French Club 9-10; Letterwoman 10-12; Ski Club 12; Track 9-10. Thomas Zudock: NHS 11-12; Football 9- 12; Track 9-10; Scuba Club 1 1-12. Letter- man 9-12. Ruth Ann Zurad: Basketball 9-12; Volley- ball 9-10; Letterwoman 11-12; Track GTO 10; Field Trip Club 10-12. Seniors Swart-Zurad 195 N ow Look At What Y ouve D one Suffering the consequences Slowly, she turned the door knob and quietly shut the door. She took off her shoes so no one would hear her foot- steps. Before she could turn her head, a voice bellowed out, “You ' re late! You’re grounded!” Students who came in late suffered the consequences of the late-night ren- dezvous. “If I have the car out past cur- few, my parents will ground me by taking the car away,” exclaimed Denise Dett- man. I In cases like this, teenagers learned their lesson because the punishment fit the crime. “I can justify why my parents ground me because I know I have done something wrong,” commented Laura Baker. Punishment seemed unfair, but once students realized their parents were grounding them to teach a lesson, some looked at the situation in a different light. “When I’m grounded, I don’t think it’s right (at the time), but when I think about it, my parents are right. I know they are only doing it for my own good, " stated Mike Kloeckner. Punishment did not apply in all teen ' s households. Some students were not grounded, but rather received a “nice longtalk.” “My parents have never really grounded me. I can always get out of get- ting in trouble by talking my way out of it,” said Amy Cohen. With their children being older and having more responsibilities, some par- ents were influenced to be either harsher or more lenient when it came to punish- ment. “When I was younger I used to say I ' d let my kids do what ever they want, " said Mrs. Sydney Saks, “but as you get older and become a parent, you develop an instinct to protect your children. I ground them so they don’t get hurt.” SURPRISED to discover his mother waiting up for him, junior Brad Echterling looks for a good excuse to keep him out of trouble. If his ex- cuse doesn ' t meet his mom ' s standards, then a serious punishment may result. Greg Adams Lori Adams Jim Agness Tom Arcella Laura Arent Mike Autry Ken Babjak Dana Baker Russ Balka Helen Balon Melody Barrera Michelle Basich Melinda Beach Wendy Beckman Joe Belovich Robert Berbeco Joe Beres Mary Bielfeldt Rob Blackford Tim Blackmun Julie Blaine Scott Blatnica Christine Bobeck Sharon Boda Sandy Bogucki Robyn Bogumil Amy Bouchard Russ Brackett Caroline Bradley Tim Brodersen Carri Brooks Steve Bryant Dave Bukowski John Burson Paul Buyer Catherine Cak Carlos Carlos Amy Castellaneta Mike Chronowski Emily Chua Paul Cipich Mark Cleve Amy Cohen Dan Colbert Ron Cook Cheryl Cooper Catherine Cornell Joe Czapkowicz Brian Czerwinski Kelly Daros Denise DeChantal Kerry Deignan Amy DeRolf Denise Dettman Michelle Deutch William Dodd Lon Donovan Steve Dorsey Mary Dragomer Tammy Drzewlecki Kristi Dunn Chris Duran Juniors Adams-Duran 197 Bryan Durta Matt Dwenger Brad Echterling Mike Echterling Denise Eckholm Johnna Edington Dawn Enlow Natalie Fabian Kim Falusi Mike Feeney Sheri Fefferman Nicole Finwall Mary Fissinger Jeff Florszak Jennifer Fraser Ellen Fromm Tyrah Fulkerson Evette Gadzala Lisa Gajeurski Robert Gallo Dave Galocy Mitchell Gardberg Gretchen Gardner Brian Giannini Dennis Gifford Tricia Gill Charlie Gilliam Bob Giorgio Renee Giragos Dave Gladish Jeffery Glennon Chris Gloff Randy Gluth Mike Gozdecki Karen Gronek Greg Grskovich Randy Grudzinski Mike Gustaitis Amy Guzior Rebecca Haager Ray Hajduch Steve Hale Tony Hanas Erik Hansen Dianne Hanus Joe Harding Holly Harle Sandy Hemingway Michael Hinds MaryJo Hoch Julie Holland Dianna Holler Dan Hollis Sara Holtan Andre Hoogeveen John latrides Michelle Ingran Jerry Iwachiw Lila Jacobs Anil Jain Veena Jain Kristin Jansen Pat Jeneske « 198 Juniors Durta — Koo Juniors Durta-Koo « 199 of the pranks of a class clown. After being thrown out by the teacher, class clowns spent more time in Dr. Marshak’s office than in the room. Students felt that horseplay eased the tension of a regular school day and made learning more fun. “I hate when things get boring so I try and excite the class in some way,” stated Ian Strachan. Mr. Jack Yerkes, English teacher, felt the same way, in that, “a little humor didn’t hurt as long as it did not disrupt the class.” Some teachers disagreed and discov- ered ways to curb disruptive behavior. " Laying down the law at the beginning of the year lets the students know whose boss and creates respect,” explained, history teacher, Mr. Gene Fort. Through all the tricks and pranks of class clowns, students goofed around in classes to ease the pressure of straight academics, and while some teachers en- joyed the humor, others put down their foot to keep disruptions out of school. PLAYING class clown, junior Steve Bry- ant folds a paper airplane to be thrown across the room in an effort to stir laughter and release some classroom tension. Along with paper airplanes; tacks, jokes and other pranks were used to high- light a boring lecture. Steve Jensen Kristin Johns Darren Johnson Jennifer Johnson Missy Johnson Bonnie Jones Kelly Jones Dan Kaegebein Inese Kalnins Dave Kanic Kathy Kapers Penny Karr Eve Karras Lance Karzas Mellissa Kellams Tom Kieltyka Natalie Kijurna Mike Kloeckner Jeff Kobe Scott Kocal Jenny Koo Paper airplanes streaming across the dent’s chair and obnoxious remarks room during a lecture, tacks on a stu- thrown in throught the hour were some NOW LOOK AT WHAT YOU’VE DONE Just For the Fun of it Chris Kortenhoven Marla Kozak Goran Kralj Aron Krevitz Rick Kumiega Kathy Labitan Heather LaMantia Roz Lambert Robin Langenberg Wendy Lawson Darin Lee Robert Lesko Mike Levan Julie Lewellen Jenny Liakopulos Laurie Lieser Karen Livington Brian Lorenz Jennifer Luksich Tim Lusk Dennis Lyudkovsky Sam Maniotes Todd Marchand Mario Marino Jill Mateja Raquel Matthews Steve McCormick Elaine McMahan Dave McMahan Tina Meyers Marvin Mickow Pat Mitrakis Michele Moore Jennifer Moser Tom Muntean Colleen Murphy Mary Myer Yoko Nakamura Lisa Natale Briana Newton Michele Nielsen Morgan Noel Kelly Norman Christine Nowak Adam Ochstein Sandi Oi Yvette Olmos Tim O ' mara Ken Osinski Brian O ' Sullivan Carolyn Pajor Sean Pamintuan Chris Pankey Athena Panos Jay Patel Amy Paulson Barb Payne Jenine Pestikas Brian Phillips Gary Piskula Michele Plantinga Blase Polite Rhonda Pool « 200 ► Juniors Kortenhoven-Schieve Now Look At What You’ve Done Welcome to the 3:00 Club Qualifications: Anyone who arrives late to class, who takes an unexpected break from school or who is beckoned to Burg- er King during fourth hour. Meetings: 50 minutes, before or after school Tuesday through Thursday spe- cial members meet Saturday morning for exciting clean up sessions. We wel- come anyone meeting the qualifications, come and join the fun. The “3:00 Club” does not exist as a school organization, sports team or youth group. In common terms, the club was known as a detention or work detail. Students received punishment for var- ious reasons: anything from going out to lunch to running in the halls. “I do not mind serving the deten- tions,” said Sheri Fefferman. Sitting for fifty minutes became a chance for students to think. Some peo- ple daydreamed about school, their friends or why they were there in the first place. For more serious offenses, work de- tails were passed out. The students were expected to come to school Saturday mornings at 8 a.m. and clean in and around the school until noon. “I think a work detail is a great alternative to sus- pensions. I spent my Saturday morning sweeping and cleaning the gym walls. I really learned my lesson,” admitted Bla- se Polite. Whether it was an hour spent at a friend’s house during fifth hour, lunch on Thursday or a third tardy to Accounting class, if students were caught, they were privelged to be admitted to the “3:00 Club”. DILIGENTLY working on his home- work freshman Donel Etienne sits in detention hall after school. By keeping himself preoccupied with work Donel helped make the hour go by much more faster. Dan Porter Jay Potasnik Dianna Pudlo Jeff Purnick Jodi Quasney Rob Rajkowski Phillip Raskosky Pat Rau Jim Reddel Nicole Rittenmeyer Cindy Roh Kevin Rose Nick Ross Dennis Rossa Julie Rosser Brian Rudloff Beth Sack Dilip Sahu Paula Saks Patty Santucci Frank Scheive 201 Juniors Kortenhoven-Schieve Elaine Schmidt Giri Sekhar Kristin Seliger Mitch Seward Chris Shaver Brian Sheeman Andy Sherman Jonathon Sherman Michele Shorbeck Cindy Simko Kip Simmons Kathy Sims Laura Siska Luellen Skiba Mark Slonaker Bill Slosser Colleen Smith George Smith Ted Sri Elana Stern John Stewart Ian Strachan Dina Strange Steve Strick Cathy Struss Michele Sus Leanne Suter Paul Szavacs Adam Tavitas Debby Theard Christy Thill Lisa Thomas Scott Tobias Kevin Trilli Rosanne Tripple Bernadette Trost Angie Tsakopoulos George Tsirtsis Heather VanVactor Mike Velasquez Chris Vogt Ghislaine Ward Kris Ware Laura Welsh Pam Wheale Tina White Julie Wicinski Carla Wilson Frank Wilson Michelle Wilson Kathy Witham Richard Wojtkowski Brian Wojtkowiak Bill Wrona Don Yang Bill Yarck Keith Yuraitis Amy Zajac Kris Zaun Andy Zeman 202 Juniors Schmidt-Zeman NOW LOOK AT WHAT YOU’VE DONE Cruising for a Bruising Flooring his red Corvette into third gear, Junior Jim sped down Columbia Ave. approaching school. Waving at pass- ing admirers, Jim became unaware that his car was traveling 65 miles per hour. The red flashing lights that blared in his rear view mirror were mistaken as his technical instrument panel. But with no luck, it was a friendly police officer. Jim’s heart skipped a beat as he was handed his third ticket. Car accidents became common among juniors who first received their licenses. “I didn’t know what happened. I was pulling into the garage and I ran into my dad’s lawn mower and broke a head- light, " explained Angie Tsakopoulos. Other accidents resulted in a very ex- pensive bill. " My accident resulted in $1,100 of damage. My insurance com- pany had to pay, because the other driv- er took off. Thank God I didn’t get in trou- ble,” stated Cathy Struss. “I was so scared when I hung up the telephone with my father,” expressed Steve Jensen. Tickets were a different story when one had to tell the parents. “My parents did not trust my driving ability as much as they did before I got the ticket for speeding,” stated Laura Siska. " The ticket seemed to go cooler with my parents then my accident,” said Steve. So Junior Jim learned to take his lead foot off the gas pedal and watch his speed. As the cop pulled away, Jim stared at the ticket wondering how to break the news to his parents. LAUbll I in the act, junior Rosalyn Lam- bert grimaces as she receives a ticket from officer Kurt Matz for driving too fast. Anxious to get home after cross-country practice Rosalyn exceeded the 25 miles per hour limit. Juniors Schmidt-Zeman 203 Underage Overrated Nervously approaching the box office, the underage sophomore stood shaking in his shoes wondering if he would be successful buying a ticket for the rated “R” movie. Inch by inch, the line became shorter, and he reached into his pocket to pull out the money his mother had given him. The ticket lady glared down and bellowed, “$5.60 please. " He gave her the money and at last he entered the theatre. Sophomores sometimes felt it was “cool” to attend an “R” rated movie. On the other hand some thought these mov- ies should not be viewed by underaged students. “I think that the younger kids shouldn’t see some of the material, like the language, nudity and the horror, " stated George Jen. A majority of sophomores didn’t think twice about being able to sneak into an “R” rated movie. “I don’t think there is anything bad about gory movies. Those kind of movies don’t bother me,” ex- pressed John Clements. “I like to rent movies because that way I don’t have any hassles and it is cheaper,” explained Rob Becchano. As the movie ended and the lights came back on, the timid sophomore left the theater with a smile from ear to ear. This accomplishment would be big news among his friends. The experience would enable him to confidently sneak into many more movies in the future. BEING under the age of seventeen did not stop sophomores Bob Heuer and Mike Mellon from getting into an R-rated movie. Today’s teenagers encountered no problems when going to see films without the accompanyment of adults. 204 Sophomores Adich-Donovan Now You See It, Now You Don’t Diane Adich Conrad Almase Susan Anasewicz Lori Anderson Michael Andreshak Peter Arethas Dimitri Arges Julie Bacino Michael Barber Shaun Barsic Michele Bartok Chris Bastasich Shawn Beshires Lauren Bittner Mary Blaesing Sonia Blesic Carl Bohlin Kevin Bomberger Patrick Bowen Tom Boyden Scott Brakebill Patrick Brauer Sally Brennan Sean Brennan Jamie Breuker Mike Brozovic Jennifer Brtos Darren Bryant Pablo Bukata Jeff Burger Denise Callahan Mike Calligan Patricia Camino Carlos Campo Eunice Cardenas Cammille Champion Julianne Chevigny Dan Chiaro Anna Christopoulos Christopher Chronowski Ayesha Chughtai Heather Ciesar Michelle Ciesar Jodi Clapman Bill Clark Joann Clements George Connor Randy Cook Jomary Crary Jenny Crist Sean Curran Connie Czapla Lynn DeChantal Jenny Dedelow Wendy Deem Tammy DeReamer Eric Diamond Suzy Dickerhoff Kevin Dillon Darcie Dimitroff Crissy Dinga Daniel Djordjevich Tracy Donovan Sophomores Adich-Donovan 205 Jim Dryjanski Jay Dye Chris Dywan Lisa Dywan Gary Eldridge Dave Ensley Michael Erickson Wendy Etter Rich Fabisiak Robin Fandrei Jennifer Fariss Nichole Fiegle Tom Fierek Dan Flynn Cassie Fortener Rick Fox Stacy Franciskovich Michelle Frank Jennifer Frankovich Erika Frederick Jerry Gabrera Toni Garza Ryan Gentry Debbie Glass Christian Gloff Amy Gluth Laura Goldasich Nola Golubiewsi Julie Gorski Eric Gower Joanna Grabski Tony Grady Nichole Granack Steve Grau Chris Gross John Guerra Ray Gupta Mike Guttierrez Hilary Hall Amanda Hamilton Kristen Hanes Paul Harding Jr. Michael Hatmaker Barb Helms Susan Higgins Tom Hoekema Dan Hoffman Hank Holt Robin Howerton Irene Huang Tom Hudek Ken Hulsey Scott Hutsenpiller Jeff Janott Barry Janovsky George Jen Tom Jennings John Jimenez Tom Johns Doug Johnson Jodie Johnson Jay Jones Lori Jucknowski 206 ► Sophomores Dryjanski-Levy Smile and S ay Cheese Until the tragedy of picture day, Stacy sophomore enjoyed being in high school. The morning of picture day she awoke, looked in the mirror and her jaw fell to the floor. The pimple on her chin resem- bled the North Star. As the day progressed and English class was soon to begin, Stacy prepared herself for her picture. But as she went searching through her purse her brush was gone and her make-up had disap- peared. No hair spray was available, not Sophomores Dryjanski-Levy 207 to mention a curling iron. What was Stacy to do? Picture day for some sophomores was spent in the washroom preparing for this moment. “I went to the bathroom and spent 30 minutes redoing my make-up, plus brushing and putting hair spray in my hair,” commented Raquel Lueua. Girls were not the only ones with beau- ty problems; boys also had difficulties with their appearance. " My hair was long because I didn’t get it cut,” stated Chuck Palvelko. Some sophomores were upset with the way their picture turned out. " The photographer tried to make me smile by saying something funny, but was too fun- ny and I almost busted out in laughter,” explained Jay Dye. After the photographer snapped her picture, " be prepared” became Stacy’s motto. She bought two brushes and kept a miniature curling iron in her purse. As for her face, Stacy washed it twice a day with acne medicine to eliminate the North Star. APPLYING their make-up. junior Gretchen Gardner and sophomore Amelia Noel look into the mirror in an effort to touch up those noticeable flaws. Picture Day was the time of the year when sophomores desired an unblemished and neat look. Karen Jurgenson Randy Kapers Steve Karol Joe Kicho Jackie Kieft Helen Kim Josh King Terry Kish Joe Knight Debbie Koepke Toula Kounelis Kim Koziatek Joyce Kozlowski Judi Kozlowski Laura Krameric Robert Krusinowski Jeff Kwasny Marcia LaMantia Karen Lesko Gary Levy NOW YOU SEE IT, NOW YOU DON’T Tracy Linnane Tina Lively Neal Lorenzi Joe Lovasko Raquel Luera Rick Luna Jim Magrames John Manahan Ron Marlowe Shelly Marmalejo Rob Marshak Fred Marshall Scott Masepohl Randy Mattingly Danielle Mavronicles Renee Maxin Brendan McCormick Laura McGill Amanda McKinney Steve McMahon Bill Melby Mike Mellon George Melnik Chris Melvin Mike Mertz Mike Micenko Cindy Michel Charles Mickel John Mikalain Dean Miles Amy Misczak Afordite Mitrakis Ben Morey Jean Morgan Mike Moses Steve Moskovsky Steve Muller Jeff Mussatt Swamy Nagubadi Cathy Nisjewicz Amelia Noel Bryan Novotny Greg Nowak Chris O ' Connor Mike O ' Connor Jim O’Donnell Vicky Olesh Penny Opatera Cami Pack Mark Panozzo Kavita Patel Jennifer Paulson Kathie Pavich Chuck Pawelko Bill Paz Cindy Pearson Eric Peiser Doug Pellar Dawn Peters John Phillips Steve Pierce Mike Pietraszak Pat Pluard " i 208 Sophomores Linnane-Plurad NOW YOU SEE IT, NOW YOU DON’T In Search of a job HELP WANTED: Seeking a dependable worker to flip hamburgers. Flexible hours. Good pay. Must be at least 16 years old. Apply weekdays until 5 p.m. Kelly turned the corner approaching the restaurant. She quickly glanced into the window for the last time to make sure her hair and make-up were properly in tact and checked the newspaper to make sure this was the right place. Then she walked in for the grueling interview. Nervousness told her she should leave: however, she found no way around it. This process was new to sophomores who realized that gas for the car, dates for the weekend, and shopping for clothes were financial priorities. “The main reason I got a job is to buy a new car,” said Ted Vrehas. For some, a job came easier to them than it did to others. “At first they gave me a hard time because I wasn’t old enough, but a work permit from school solved that problem,” explained Gary Levy. Others found working to be a family affair. “All I really had to do was mention to my dad I needed a job to pay my phone bill and he put me to work for him,” stated Toula Kounelis. Some teenagers handled an after school work schedule without lowering their grades. “Work in no way interferes with my school work. My managers are usally pretty good about my work sched- ule during the week,” expressed Darren Bryant. Finding a job for the first time became something students dealt with. Initially, students found jobs to make money or because of pressure from parents know- ing simple tasks such as flipping hambur- gers would prepare them for the future. PREPARING to enter the working world, sophomore Mary Blaesing, Andrea Roy and Jenny Dedelow fill out applications at Maria ' s Hall- mark. Sixteen was the prime age for students to begin looking for a job. Sophomores Linnane-Plurad 209 ► Jeff Poludniak Rachel Pomeroy Allison Potts Brian Preslin Michelle Quinn Cally Raduenzel Rich Ramirez Roque Ramos Erin Reffkin Jenny Remmers Susie Riebe Kris Rittenmeyer Jeanne Robbins Kim Robinson Rea Robinson Stephanie Rogan Todd Rokita Kathy Romar Lisa Rosen Mike Ross Brian Rossin Andrea Roy Karen Russell Camille Saklaczynksi Mark Saks Greg Samels Kristin Sanek Tim Sannito Staci Schatz Robert Scheuermann Dave Schoon Pat Schriener Eric Schwartz Greg Schwartz Craig Scott Becky Selig Steven Sersic Shefali Shah Rajesh Shetty John Sideris Kris Siebecker Tracy Silverman Kemp Simonetto Brian Siurek John Skertich Toby Skov Bob Smith Chris Smith Matt Sobolewski Pam Soderquist Debbie Somenzi Phil Sorak Beth Stover Jeff Strater Will Swart Stacy Szany Angel Thompson Art Thompson Paul Tillema Jim Torreano Diane Trgovich Becky Trost Jen Uzubell 210 Sophomores Poludniak-Zudock H now you see it NOW YOU DON’T Scaling It Down After weeks of diet Coke, low-cal salad and sugarless gum, Susie was ready to approach the scale to find if her suffering had paid off. She reluctantly stepped on the cold object with its bold numbers staring up at her. The needle pointed ten pounds above her magic weight of 110 pounds. “Oh well,” she thought, “I’ll start my diet again tomorrow. " With the diet craze so prevalent among today’s society, teenagers included diet- ing in their daily regiment. “I think girls diet in order to look better and feel bet- ter about themselves,” stated Brian Ze- maitis. Since hundreds of diets hit the market, choosing the most successful became confusing. “I go on total crash diets, but I don’t think they’re too good because I gain the weight right back,” offered An- COUNTING her calories, sophomore Susan Higgins stocks up on her favorite diet pop. Diet soft drinks were only one way for weight con- science students to diet. drea Roy. “If you lose weight slowly, it’s much easier to keep it off.” “I think the best way to lose weight is to cut down your meals to one helping of each portion and exercising,” added Su- san Higgins. To some, a simple magic potion acted as the perfect solution. “I drink diet pop at home. I think it helps for diets because it contains a lot less calories than regular pop,” said Jamie Breuker. Diets benefitted any athlete who want- ed to shape-up. “I diet duringgymnastics because my coach requires us to get to a certain weight. It is easier to tumble with- out those extra pounds,” commented Mary Blaesing. Whether drinking diet pop, starving themselves, or just cutting down on munchies, students found ways to join the diet craze. Though, one thought al- ways remained, “To diet or not to diet.” Jennifer Vanderhoek Eric Vanes Kimberly Vickers Mike Vlasich Ted Vrehas Jennifer Vrlik Doug Walker Kristin Walsh Heidi Ward Frank Webber Karl Wein John Whited Larry Wiley Charlisa Williams Donald Williams Jamie Williamson Greg Witecha Scott Wojtowich Monica Wolak Beth Wrona Linda Wulf Brian Zemaitis Chrisy Zudock Sophomores Poludniak-Zudock « 211 Sarah Abbott Raveen Advani Marybeth Agness Louise Andreani Anjali Gupta Mark Anthony Todd Apato Joe Arent Julio Are valo David Arlen Jennifer Atwood Cindy Auburn Nick Autry Lisa Baciu Jeff Baker Jennifer Baker David Bainbridge Sonali Balajee Cliff Balka Robert Ballenger Ed Balon Jeff Banas Mike Baradziej Angie Bastasich Michael Battista Robert Becchino Susie Beckman Chris Behling David Beiriger Dave Bello Lynn Bennett Peter Beratis Paul Berbeco Jennifer Beres Jeanine Berkowicz Jennifer Bertagnolli Anne Marie Bibler Vince Biedron Bronwyn Billings Gina Blaine Brent Bodefeld Helena Brasovan Don Bremer Debbie Buono Larry Cabrera Beth Call Al Cantu Ilona Carlos Victor Carlos Christina Carrara Katy Carroll Jeremy Cashman Chris Casper Steve Cerajewski Grace Cha Gene Chang « 212 - Freshmen Abbott-Chang That Was Then, This Is Now Lost in a hallway maze Lining the dark endless hallways, the tall, yellow lockers resembled coffins in the eyes of the young unexpecting freshmen. When the new students came and asked, “Where is the guid- ance office? " The large overpowering seniors and looming administrators pointed down the hall without a word. Roaming around the halls, as in a gi- ant maze, freshmen went on a quest to find each class. “I felt really embar- rassed walking the empty halls, and walking in the wrong room with a bunch of seniors staring at me,” stated Jason Dragos. Some tried their hardest to find the way on time. " I followed the school map, but it really didn ' t help me much. I finally got the courage to ask Dr. Pres- ton where I was going, " remarked Jeff Hestermann. Figuring out that one was lost was easy, but trying to find the way was diffi- cult. “I was getting scared when I fig- ured out that I was definitely lost,” said Ray Olmos. Bad starts were commonly known in races, but a bad start in school was not an annual occurrence. “I had a very bad start. I was lost all the time and went late to all my classes,” voiced Jason. Trust was another worry that fresh- men had in school. “I learned not to trust someone I don ' t know, because I ended up in the fieldhouse instead of the Algebra room,” stated Julio Are- valo. One might think a nightmare was a bad experience, but try getting lost in a school, with a never ending maze of hallways and never making it to class. It might change one’s mind about a night- mare. LOST in the hallways is not fun, but with a little help from senior Tim Carlson freshman Ja- son Dragos finds his way around. I Freshmen Abbott-Chang 213 THAT WAS THEN, THIS IS NOW oomed As the alarming sound of the bell rang through her ears Susie knew it could only mean one thing; her third tardy. Now she had to face an inevitable doom; a deten- tion. A rush of panic overwhelmed her as she thought about sitting solitarily for one hour, doing noth- ing but staring directly at the clock, counting the seconds as they passed, while serving her punishment. This was one of the things that freshmen had to face. Starting at a new school, stu- dents adjusted to the rules re- garding tardiness. " Since we have longer passing periods now, I usu- ally sit and talk to my friends,” stated Jennifer Chevigny, and " I end up being late to class.” Some freshmen did not have to wait long before receiving their first tardies. " The first week of school I got lost and was tardy ev- ery day because I really didn’t know where all my classes were, said Thomas Ellison. " Now that I am more comfortable with where my classes are, I’m really not tar- dy.” Intimidation kept students from walking into a class one second late. “I was so scared that if I was tardy, they would give us swats, like at the middle school,” said Ja- son Dragos. Although a rule regarding tar- dies stood, if it was enforced de- pended on the teacher, “Some teachers don’t mind if you ' re late, while others will give you a deten- tion, no questions asked,” re- marked Chris Harding. Agreeing with Chris, Jennifer Bertagnolli stated, “I think it really depends in the student-teacher relationship if a person is going to be given a detention. ” As the clock struck 2:45, Susie gave an exhausted sigh of relief. She has learned her lesson, and she would not be tardy again. DISTRESSED at being late, Thomas Ellison races down the hall in or- der to make his class. When running late, students were required to present a pass to their teacher. Lisa Chen Jennifer Chevigny Rafiv Chopra Joe Cigler Dan Cohen Margo Cohen Nick Colakovic Kraig Comstock Jeff Crist Angela Crowel Paul Czapkowicz Karyn Dahlsten Brian Darnell Brian Dauksza Jack Davidson Dax DeBoe Allison Dedelow Owen Deignan Alan Dillard Tim Dillon Jeff Dolatowski « 214 ► Freshmen Chen-Kain Etienne Donnell Jason Dragos Lisa Dragos Robin Drzewiecki Thomas Ellison Tim Engle Jeff Evans Beth Ewing Tony Falaschetti Lisa Fehring Jeff Feltzer Rhonda Fer guson Heather Ferro Heather Fesko Katie Fleming Chris Foreit Victor Fortin Karla Franciskovich Aaron Franko Amy Frankovich Amy Fraser Ryan Gailmard Kathy Gambetta Nikki Gardberg Ray Garzinski Yvonne Gavrilos Jason Gedmin Art Giannini Amy Gifford Donna Gladish Brad Gendening Susan Glennon Ian Goebel Mark Gonzales John Goodrich Eric Gossler Nancy Gozdecki Mike Guerra Greg Guidotti Jennifer Gust Andy Guzior Mark Hajduk Michelle Halum Eileen Han Dina Hanes Chris Harding Tucker Harper Beth Hayden Sarah Herakovich Kim Hesek Steve Hess Jeff Hesterman Scott Hinshaw Tara Hodson Tammy Hollis Dan Holloway Eric Hoogeveen Dawn Hougton Kathy Hughes Amy Hulett Danielle Hybiak Cindi Jacobson Jennifer Janusonis Jacqueline Johnson Joe Johnson Cris Jostes Dean Jukovich Traci Kaegebein Rob Kain Freshmen Chen-Kain « 215 - Ellyce Kaluf Jim Karr Karen Karulski Bryan Kasper Jennie Kelbaugh Robert Kemp Darlene Kender Rhonda Keown Jim Kicho Sharon Kim Joey Kisel Mary Kate Kish Jonh Klaich Melissa Klee Jim Koch Steven Konkoly Mike Konyu John Kortenhoven Stephanie Kotsis Tracie Kozak Chryssi Kozanda Joe Krajnik Dejan Kralj Lisa Kraynik Kim Kumiega Karen Kunkil Sinae Kwak George LaMaster Debbie Lang Gina Lecas Tina Liakopoulos John Lichtle Kelly Livingston Dyron Long Dan Loprich Tommy Luksich Nikki Macik Debbie Maka Andy Maniotes Joe Mardis Sophia Marinos Nikki Markovich Mark Matasovsky Jim Mattson Kathe McCain Ann Marie McCarthy Stephanie McNary Kathy McTaggart Suzy Melvin Renee Meyers Amy Miedema Cindy Mikolajczyk Phillip Milne Omar Mohiuddin Robert Molnar Renay Montalbano Jill Moore Dave Morfas Kelly Morgan Mike Moskovitz Erica Mowitz Trina Murphy Jeff Mybeck « 216 » Freshmen Kalvf-Patil ■ THAT WAS THEN, THIS IS NOW One step up the ladder Freddie freshman, dressed in his crisp, dark blue jeans, rushed to class extra early with his six color coordinated fold- ers and notebooks. Just as Freddie turned the corner, only inches from the doorway, Sammy senior stuck out his foot for Freddie to trip over. Freddie fell flat on his face and his organized papers flung into the air and landed all over the hallway. Generally, freshmen were either pam- pered or picked on. “The older kids are really nice, but they do tend to treat me like a baby,” said Jen Zavatsky. Howev- er, others knew what was coming and what to expect. “I don ' t mind being picked on because to me this is some- thing every freshman goes through,” said Nikki Gardberg. For most, high school meant new friends. “I’m meeting a lot of new people and seeing different faces which makes high school lots of fun,” commented Jeanine Berkowicz. Students participated in new activities such as Homecoming and the Snowball dance. “Setting up for the dance Satur- DISCUSSING plans for the weekend, freshman Mary Kate Kish finalizes Friday night’s activities with senior John Hoch. Freshmen were given the opportunity to open up a new social scene which included making new friends outside of their own grade level. day morning was a way we were able to participate in the Homecoming activities since we could not have a float,” stated Tim Dillon. Freshmen found it hard to fit in as un- derclassmen. “One thing I don’t like about being a freshman is that it’s hard to fit in at upperclassmen parties,” said Jen Wilhelm. By the end of the year, Fred die ' s jeans were faded and his folders were covered with writing. His year was filled with ups and downs, but it was one step up the ladder of life. Kevin Mybeck Rich Myer Robin Nagy Gina Nicosia John Novak Kevin Nowaczyk Mike O’Connell Jennifer Obenchain Bryan Oberc Mike Obuch Debbie Oi Melissa Olmos Ray Olmos Scott Orr Richard Osgerby John Osterman Rich Osterman Ted Panos Eric Pardell Eric Parker Ravi Patil Freshmen - _ Kalvf-Patil Z. 1 Andrea Pavicvich Sharon Pavol Debbie Payne Doug Payne Jacob Perez Charmain Pestikas Patty Pfister Cara Phelan Paulette Pokrifcak Pamela Pool Anthony Powell Chrissy Radosevich Barbara Rajkowski Joseph Ramos Julie Reach John Reed Dana Richardson Jeneane Roach Amy Rogers Emily Rosales Natalie Ross Scott Rubin Jennifer Rudloff Nicole Runak Jason Ryband Leslie Safran Pradip Sahu Vini Santucci Leslie Schoon Emily Seehausen Brendan Sheehy Bill Sideris Laura Skertich Julie Slater Stacy Slathar Tiffanie Slathar Vanessa Smithers Jason Solan Leif Sorenson Mitch Sparber Sandy Spenas Andy Spoljaric Shelly Springer Renae Spudville Chris Steele Janie Strudas Amy Stugis Mark Swindle Christy Szala Kim Szala Tori Szurgot Mary Tabion Alan Tankel Kim Terandy Vicki Terronova Frank Theard Dan Titak Gina Torreano Mary Tosiou Mike Trilli Patrick Vale Brenda VanOrman Cari VanSenus 218 - Freshmen Pavicevich- Zygmunt THAT WAS THEN, THIS IS NOW fr Starting from scratch Dates, dances, and daily homework became part of the fast pace lifestyle for students when they reach high school. Freshmen must cope with the changes and adjustments when they have ob- tained this stage in growing up. “By starting in a big, new school, you are forced to grow up because you are around older kids who can have a great influence on you.” stated Margo Cohen. People seldom realize how they have matured and do not notice how much older they appear to others. “When a woman asked if I was my mother ' s sister, it really hit me I was getting older,” said Tori Szurgot. As students grew older, trust became an important part of their teenage years. It was a sign that their parents finally rec- ognized their child as an adult. " My par- ents showed they really had a lot of trust in me when they extended my curfew to midnight.” said Owen Deignan. As freshman year brought about many adjustments of both good and bad, there were optimistic feelings for the upcom- ing years. “I really enjoyed my freshman year because I got to pick my own classes,” remarked Christopher Foreit, “however, I am looking forward to no longer being known as a ‘little fresh- „ _ — » » » man . Students faced many challenges that they had not experienced in their past schooling. “The homework is much harder than it was at St. Thomas More,” stated Sean Welsh. High school brought about many changes that added to the steps of grow- ing up, “For me, high school has opened up a new social scene and a lot of outside activities that will influence me as I grow up,” commented Mary Kate Kish. HURRYING to get her make-up " just right”, Jenna Chevigny gets ready for her first big high school date. Being the youngest in the school, freshmen girls got the opportunity to meet and go out with older guys. Rod Vanator Rich Viviano Jamey Volk Jim Wachel Kristen Walter Jason Wampler Steve Webber Sean Welsh Julie Wenner Billy White Scott Whiting Carlene Whitlow Jennifer Wilhelm Charlie Wilke Karen Williams Dan Wiseman Gina Wlazik Jim Wozniak Martha Yannakopoulos John Vukich Alan Zabrecky Jenny Zavatsky Billy Zeman Robyn Zipko Benjamin Zygmunt Freshmen Pavicevich-Zygmunt Now I’ve Heard It All New Year’s resolutions Change is a fact of life. People change and fads change. And change really hit the high school as administrators shifted gears with some new responsibilities, a few new classes, and many new con- cerns. Jobs tossed and turned as former As- sistant Principal Mr. John Tennant be- came Athletic Director replacing Mr. Don Lambert, who then became an English teacher. Also added was paraprofes- sional Miss Martha Groff, who was an at- tendance aid, checked cars for parking stickers and made sure they were parked in the right lots. Miss Groff also patrolled the bathrooms and the hall- •ways to make sure students were carry- ing a pass. “I like working with kids since I have none of my own, " stated Miss Groff. Mrs. Karen Cook, who was added as a main office secretary said, “There is nev- JUST as computers help students choose the right college, so does Assistant Principal Mr. James Bawden, guidance counselor. Mr. Bawden prints out college data sheets that will give students im- portant facts such as a school ' s population, speci- ality area ' s, and tuition. « 220 er a dull moment around here, whereas at my other job I held for eight years I became bored. It took a while to get used to, but I’m pretty well adjusted to the job now.” Also added to the faculty was Mr. Nel- son Clark in the Science Department and Miss Elaine Gorney in the Math Depart- ment. Six new classes were added to the list. In the computer field, a Pascal and For- tran language was added, plus a word processing class. “The classes will help the students to write term papers and are also good experience for college,” said Dr. John Marshak, Assistant Princi- pal. Stagecraft, car care, and microbiolo- gy also became elective additions. As well as new classes being added, some new issues came into the picture. Teacher’s concerns arose when they be- gan school with an unsigned contract. School Board Members: (front row) Mr. John My- beck, President; Mr. Lawrence Kocal (back row) Mrs. Nancy Smallman, Vice President; Mrs. Linda Hess. Secretary; Mrs. Jacqueline F. Wickland. “We like to issue a new contract soon after the old one has expired,” said School Board member Mrs. Linda Hess. A tentative contract was issued on Nov. 1 1 but the final contract was not signed until December because of technicalities in wording. In helping to organize the main office, a punch clock was installed so students coming to and from the office can be pa- trolled more efficiently. “This way we can document the time a student arrives and departs without relying on the secre- taries.” explained Dr. Marshak. After starting with confusion, time went by and the new year resolutions settled into routine. Through careful or- ganization and needed negotiations im- provements increased the quality of the curriculum. Administration BUSILY fulfilling his position as superinten- dent of Schools, Dr. Wallace Underwood reads over a proposal presented to him by the School Board. Making administrative decisions is only one of Dr. Underwood ' s many jobs. WHILE watching the Sectional tennis match, Athletic Director Mr. John Tennant and math teacher, Mr. Ed Mussleman, Varsity Tennis Coach discuss the team’s current score. Along with attending sporting events, Mr. Tennant sold tickets and coordinated athletic activities. RECEIVING a pass from the Assistant Principal, Dr. John Marshak, to the library during lunch, provided, junior, Cathi Cak with some extra study time during Homecoming Week. Dr. Marshak kept law and order by requiring a pass to leave the cafeteria. Administration: Mr. Micheal Livovich, West Lake Special Education Director: Dr. Anthony Broadwell, Assistant Superintendent for Business Affairs: Mr. Martin Keil, Director of Testing and Psychological Services. BREAKING away from the usual admin- istrative duties of discipline and paper work Dr. John Preston, principal, steps out from behind his desk to fire up the student body at the Homecom- ing pep rally. With words of encouragement he in- spired the classes as they prepared for the tug-of- war competition. Administration 221 | NOW I’VE HEARD IT ALL WHO DONE IT? It only goes by the rule, that teachers do nothing out of school. They give work, lec- ture, and grade; That ' s the impression that is made. Don ' t be mislead and believe all that is said, be like the rest — give yourself a “teacher test. ’’ ° r ,acine Porsches? during a collo8 e 8° t 3 C0 " teSt ,ead s ' " 8 ’ ers in sepa te om high school at 5 Who graduateu a6 6 Who used to be a professional Boy ban Sociology class ' ? vec j in the NCAA 8. What teacher Lship Tournamen Basketball Championship for Wabash College d in a junior 9 . Which feache game against a high - StSSAr teacheU , MfScher received two U 8 " who p ' Sed high school tootball aUt“t„ftX national speech t ' n- a while In Ice poisoned by one of her 13. Who was once p students? 15 ,c the leader of ahig Uvyhatteach- he Stotnv school gang 15°Vi hich ' teacher held a iob as a corn- IfiTwhat ' teacher formerly drove a beet wuiiho is a ' members of 18. What teacher live .„ Germany? the Communist p « jockey t DJ) ' ° 19 . Who used to be t te? , a radio station sp Uds four weeks of ly , ItfbasebalU tting record tor trfteen years? t len t show competition 22 . Who won a toeing Tippy Toe rs • P art0f _.. ,«nuuo sSuitseH oz ■m ' IJ ' aeoolN wr -uw 8t lUOi « « ® ncaaen 1 " ' 1, -9Jd d SJV Vf x s9AeJ9 «ar ]0UtJOd UOQ - W elU0Mi Uiir cur 0 M aa u ®H ' SJW 5J, -tt jea AnteM • Z 1 eMSJeW uM ° r gr -jvM P ue a9ZV - d ni saM- 18 ° er r liM ajauai-iM lls iss Mrs. JoAnne Blackford: Nurse: Mrs. Phyl- lis Braun: Guidance Counselor; Mrs. Elaine Burbich: Audio visual secretary; Mr. Nel- son Clark: Physics; Mr. Phil Clark: English; Mrs. Karen Cook: attendance, payroll, of- fice secretary. Mr. John Edington: science; Mrs. Linda El- man: Spanish Freshman Class Sponsor; Mrs. Helen Engstrom: English, speech, Speech Coach; Mr. Doug Fix: speech, de- bate, Debate Coach; Mr. Donald Fortner: business, Senior Class sponsor, assistant speech coach: Mr. Dave Franklin: science. « 222 Faculty Blackford-VanZyl Mrs. Patricia Golubiewski: English; Miss Marge Gonce: audio visual specialist; Mr. Jeff Graves: chemistry, Bowling Club spon- sor. Scuba Club sponsor; Mrs. Thelma Griffin: principal ' s secretary; Ms. Martha Groff: paraprofessional; Mrs. Ann Gulden: Resource Center Secretary. Mrs. Nancy Hastings: journalism. CRIER and PARAGON sponsor; Mr. Arthur Haver- stock: science; Mrs. DeEtta Hawkins: art; Mrs. Joan Hmurovic: special education as- sistant; Mr. Richard Holmberg: music, Vo- cal Music Director; Mrs. Maria L. Horvath: special education. Mr. Richard Hunt: industrial art, Girls ' Var- sity Basketball Coach; Mr. John Jepsen: Swim Coach, physical education, lifesav- ing; Mrs. Barbara Johnson: math, Girls ' Softball Coach Mrs. Cheryl Joseph: media specialist; Mr. Jack King: health; Mrs. Re- nee Kouris: Assistant Drama Director, Eng- lish, Girls ' Timing Organization sponsor. Mr. Don Lambert: English, Girls’ Varsity Track Coach, Girls’ Junior Varsity Basket- ball Coach; Mr. Kent Lewis: business, Dis- tributive Education Clubs of America spon- sor; Mr. Frank Lukawski: special education; Miss Paula Malinski: physical education, Girls’ Swim Coach; Mr. Leroy Marsh: health, weight training, Football Coach; Mrs. Alyce Mart-Webb: French, French Club sponsor. Mrs. Elena McCreight: art; Mr. Jay McGee: sociology, history, Boys ' Cross Country Coach; Mrs. Helga Meyer: German, Ger- man Club sponsor; Mr. Chris Miller: social studies; Mr. Ed Musselman: algebra, Boys ' Tennis and Boys ' Golf Coach; Mr. Andy Norman: Band Director. Mr. George Pollingue: math, computers; Mrs. Pat Premetz: math, Girls’ Softball Coach; Mr. Ed Robertson: English, Assis- tant Varsity Football Coach; Mrs. MaryAnn Rovai: attendance, payroll, and office sec- retary; Mr. David Russell: English, photog- raphy; Mrs. Cynthia Schnabel: Orchestra Director. Mr. George Shinkin: math, Varsity Base- ball Coach; Mr. David Spitzer: English, Stu- dent Council sponsor; Mr. James Thomas: chemistry; Mrs. Charlene Tsoutsouris: Spanish, Spanish Club sponsor; Mr. Don- ald Ullman: science; Mrs. Dorothy VanZyl: athletic office secretary. Faculty Blackford-VanZyl 223 NOW I’VE HEARD IT ALL Um, well, uh . . . Running late for school, absent-mind- ed Alice rushed out of the house. In a stir of panic, she left her backpack filled with last night’s homework on the kitchen ta- ble. Finally, at 8 a.m., she stumbled into class giving the reason for her third tar- dy. After explaining that her assignment was still at home, her teacher exclaimed, “That’s just no excuse!” One of the opportunities students tried to use excuses occurred when they were tardy. “The best excuse I ever heard for being tardy had to be when a girl told me she was late because she and her boyfriend locked their braces to- gether when he kissed her good-bye,” said Mr. Steve Wroblewski, math teach- er. Teachers would not give passes for just any reason. Students thought up ex- cuses to go to their car, to leave class to go to another, and even to go home. “I had a student who asked if he could have a pass to go home and watch the Cubs ' playoff game!” said Mrs. Helga Meyer, German teacher. Although there were many excuses given to teachers, “it seems kids aren’t as imaginative as they were many years ago. I generally hear the same old sto- ries,” pointed out Mr. Tom Whiteley, his- tory teacher. Those who couldn’t think of clever ex- cuses, often stayed with honesty as the best policy. “I had a girl who wanted to get out of class and receive a telephone call from her boyfriend, who was calling from Madrid to the school’s telephone. I let her go, and the guy really did call!” said Mr. Paul LaReau, French and Span- ish teacher. Mrs. Barbara Johnson, math teacher, recalled, " I once asked a student who was tardy why he was late, and he re- plied, “Because I didn’t get here before the bell rang!” Mrs. Jodie Weiss: English: Mrs. Mar- sha Weiss: Guidance Counselor, Na- tional Honor Society sponsor; Mrs. Anne Whiteley: Spanish, Spanish Club sponsor; Mr. Thomas Whiteley: History, Girls’ Golf Coach; Miss An- nette Wisniewski: Guidance Coun- selor; Mr. Steve Wroblewski: math, computers, assistant football coach. Mr. Jack Yerkes: English, Assistant Varsity Football Coach; Mrs. Mary Yorke: English, speech, Assistant Speech Coach; Mrs. Violet Zudock: Guidance office secretary. 224 Faculty Weiss-Zudock JjiljrljrirM Ijr for amnesty, Dave Sanders, sen- ior, gives an excuse for turning in a late assignment to Mr. Paul LaReau, Spanish teacher. Teachers heard excuses ranging from a late train to a broken down car. Bus Drivers: (front row) Sheila Brackett, Brigitte Wittgren, Janet Welch, (back row) Joann Kane, Ann Vermeulen, Emily Orosco. Faculty Weiss-Zudock 225 Kitchen Personnel: (front row) Pauline Wolak, Sally Scaggs, Paulette Libak, Sonia Mendoza, Jerrie Chrom- chik, Jean Biesen. (row 2) Gayle Molnar, Leila Goldsch- nikl, Theresa Bucko, Joanne Schieve, Mary Bogdon, Vera Snyden, Vicki Sharkey, (row 3) Marie Zabrecky, Phyllis Woodworth, Mary Smolinski, Jean Williams, Elea- nor Watt, (back row) Sally Kulasm, Janet Lkoeckner, Annette Watson, Rita DeRolf, Nancy Battista. tudents may find it difficult to deal with the 8-3 shift they spend in school. However, many found alternatives in the local community for a break from their usual routine. Fast food joints ranging from hamburgers to gyros and businesses ranging from banks to law offices all provided a variety of services to meet individual needs. Students donated their spare time to candy-striping at Community Hospital or working at an after school job. Whether it be passing time in the classroom or taking advantage of the community ' s offerings, it ' s all a matter of F orgetting about all of the hassles of school, junior Dianna Holler dedicates her spare time working as a candy striper at Community Hospital. D Uefore long night of studying, freshmen Amy Frankovic, Karen Dahlsten and Eric Parker stop for a quick bite to eat at Wendy ' s J 226 Advertisements Divider rhausted from a strenuous workout, Mr. Don Fortner, business teacher, takes advantage of Dynasty ' s aerobic class. The rhythm of " Let ' s Get Physical ' ' gives him an extra incentive. Weekly Business o 227 Academic Counseling Service 9250 Columbia Ave. Munster (212) 836-1172 In preparation for college, seniors Dave Gershman, Mark Oberlander and Mike Gold- smith browse through some college hand- books; Academic Counseling can provide needed help in any area of difficulty for stu- dents. Family Vision Center Dr. Lee Levin 339 North Broad Griffith , IN 46319 924-8000 City Sales, Inc. Wholesale Tobacco Candy Distributors 524 West Chicago Ave. East Chicago , Indiana 46312 Getting the candy orders ready for delivery, seniors Karen Skurka and Connie Boyden pull a variety of candy from warehouse shelves to be sent out. City Sales is a wholesale tobacco and candy business to provide the area grocery stores and food marts with many products. PEPSI. TH€ CHOICE OF A NEW GENERATION. 9300 Calumet Ave (219) 836-1800 Joining the Pepsi spirit, the Paragon Staff cele- brates the holiday season while enjoying the great taste of Pepsi. Pepsi offers a variety of soft drinks to satisfy the taste of a new gen- eration. « 228 » Advertising frAV yko) —junior, Laura Welsh 44 . to have a holidav. 99 —Mr. James Thomas Chemistry teacher 44 . to find out whose par- ents are not going to be home. 99. —freshman, Nick Autry 44 . celebrate after a foot- ball game, especially if we win. —junior, Dave Gladish 4 4 ••• go shopping, of course!!!! —senior Peter Langendorff 44 . to forget about, school and everything related. 99 —sophomore, Chris Dywan 44 ... to do anything but watch ' Gomer Pyle ' reruns. 99 —sophomore. Michelle Quinn 44 . start off the week. 99 —sophomore, Pete Arethas Five, four, three, two, one . . . rrrrrrrrringl! Counting down the last sec- onds of school, Joe waited im- patiently for the final bell to ring. As the bell sounded, Joe dashed out of class, dropping his papers and forgetting the weekend ' s homework. Meeting his friends at their lockers, they discussed their “night on the town. " Since Friday really began the week for most students, many activities must be planned. 44 . escape to my cottage in Michigan with my friends. 99 —senior. Bob Kish 44 . lay around after school and wait for Friday night. 99 —sophomore, Susan Higgins 44 . go out at night to a lo- cal get-together with your friends to relax on your two day break 99 Eurotan Tanning Salon 1650 45th Ave. (219) 924-9253 Munster Bronzed skin and bright smiles create the atmo- sphere of summer all year round for clients at Eurotan Tanning Salon. Taking care of customer ' s requests co-owner Karl lacopelli explains an in- formation pamphlet. Ill 8000 Calumet ave. Munster (219) 836-9161 Richard G. r Reffkin D.D.S. 9339 Calumet Ave. Munster (219) 836-9131 Laughing, but a little scared, sophomore Erin Reff- kin puts her trust in friends freshman Margo Cohen and sophomore Kristen Walsh, as they examine her teeth. For all dental needs. Dr. Reffkin can be of assistance. Advertising 229 Starrett Entertainment Agency 1649 Bluebird (219) 923-7683 Impact Travel Service Free ticket delivery service 619 Ridge Rd. (800) 882-1652 Law Offices of Sachs Hess P.C. 5832 Hohman Ave. Hammond, In 46320 (219) 932-6070 Pleading, I didn ' t do it, seniors Mark Ober- lander and Dave Gershman ask for legal assis- tance from seniors Susie Hess and Lisa Layer. Law Office of Sachs Hess P.C. can provide assistance for any legal problem. OU Advertising Calumet Construction 1247- 169th St. Hammond IN 46324 844-9420 Corporation Drafting blueprints for a new building, senior Rick Gardner receives advice from his sister Gretch- en, junior. For any project Calumet Construction can provide reliable corporate services. Sizzler Family Steakhouse 428 Ridge Road (219) 836-9010 Looking for just the right dessert to tempt his taste, senior Tom Hemingway points out his final decision. Sizzler Family Steak House has the best menu selections to enchant any- one ' s delights, L M JEWELERS The Lansing and Munster Jewelers 3644 Ridge Road Lansing, IL 60438 (312) 474-9235 Advertising 231 Safety is a must! When it comes to protecting prized possessions. Irv Lang Insurance Agency Inc. is the place for getting quality insurance to back up one ' s needs. Irv Lang Insurance Agency 2449 45th Ave. Highland 46322 924-7600 HAIR CURRENTS 1C . Hair Coloring Designer? Specialists in advanced Haircolor and design technique 3400 Ridge Road Highland 46322 838-1109 Gayle (Miller) Herring owner designer i Joe Hirsch 8256 Hohman Avenue 836-8888 Looking at different hat styles, seniors Charley Shoemaker and Kim Palmer visit Joe Hirsch on a Saturday shopping spree. Joe Hirsch offers many choices in clothing for business or casual dress. 232 Advertising I Instead of awakening to the ring of the alarm clock. Brad awoke to the comforting sound of the Bugs Bunny Show. Tripping over the family pet and wiping the sleep from his eyes, Brad made his way to the kitchen to prepare a light breakfast. A student either slept late after a long, five day week of waking up at 6 a.m. for school, or woke up at 8:30 a.m. for a long Satur- day afternoon working at Car- son ' s, Charlie Horse, or Mister Donut. Students found Saturday to be a day to finally sleep in and watch their favorite cartoons or make plans to either go shopping with friends, finish their laundry, or just have a day to relax. 44 . do laundry that never gets done during the week. —senior Tammy Gentry 44 . lay around the house and —junior Steve Bryant 44 . take the day off to go fishing, hunting, or camping at state parks. —Mr. Art Haverstock, biology teacher 44 . catch up on my sleep I didn ' t get during the week —sophomore Brian Siurek 44 ... go shopping with my friends at Water Tower in Chica- go —sophomore Jennifer Paulson 44 . go to church so I won ' t have to go on Sunday morn- ing. —senior Harry Paz 44 . wake up at 4 a.m. for a speech meet and look forward to a long, mentally draining day. —senior Kristin Komyatte Xv!v Marcus Auto Lease Corporation 8840 Indianapolis Blvd. Highland 46322 838-0200 Kiwanis Club of Munster While the cold weather sets in and your car gives out, rent a car from Marcus Auto Lease. Marcus offers a variety of cars to choose from at reason- able prices. The Kiwanis Club organizes volunteer functions to aid and improve the surrounding community. Their twelve dedicated members work to help the needy and various charity groups. Advertising 233 ► Temple Pharmacy 7905 Calumet Ave. 836-6110 Cough medicine, ointment and other pharmaceutical remedies are only a few items sold at Temple Pharmacy. Pharmacist Mr. Jack Klee and freshman Melissa Klee discuss how prescriptions can be used for customers. Mid- America Mailers 430 Russell Ave. Hammond, IN 933-0137 While looking through mail at their father ' s back office, senior Kelly Harle and junior Holly Harle help some workers out by assorting let- ters to envelopes. Mid-America Mailers pro- vide many companies with a faster mailing service for any advertising needed. « 234 Advertising Einhorn’s Town Country Store Zandstra’s Store for Men Woodmar Shopping Center Hammond ' , IN 844-1185 Einhorn ' s Town Country sells many fashionable types of clothing apparel from winter wool skirts to cotton shirts and bermuda shorts for summer- wear. If one is ever shopping in the Woodmar Shopping Center, stop and browse at Einhorn ' s wide selection. 2629 Highway Ave. Highland, IN 923-3545 Efron Efron 5246 Hohman Ave. Hammond, IN 46320 931-5380 Assorting the court cases, senior Jessica Efron and her father, Morton Efron, resolve the prob- lems of a client. If in need for legal assistance, Efron Efron will be assured help from profession- al football contracts to investments and civil suits. Meyer Brothers Lawn Care Landscaping Price Realtors 9352 Calumet Ave. 836-1030 1529 MacArthur Blvd. (219) 838-3565 Looking for a perfect house, senior Tom Der- nulc looks through a real estate magazine at Price Realtors. Price o ffers friendly service and affordable prices on homes all over the area. Advertising 1 235 ► Phaze I Hair Designs 2449-45th Ave. Highland, IN 46322 924-7210 While under the hair dryers at Phaze I Hair Designs, seniors Michele Moskovitz and Julie Safran leaf through the latest hair fashion magazines. Phaze I offers a variety of haircuts, facials, and manicures to fit any customer ' s needs. 236 Advertising Observing the performance of her manicurist, senior Jennifer Muta watches intently as the finishing touches are added to her nails. Diana ' s Nailworks, Etc. offers any form of pampering for customer ' s, including massages and facials. Diana’s Nailworks 2118 45th Ave. Highland, IN 46322 924-2288 Dr. Abraham J. Ochstein D.D.S. 925 Ridge Rd. Munster, IN 46321 836-8320 To assure the patient she has no cavities, Dr Abraham Ochstein gets a bird ' s eye view of the patient ' s mouth. Dr. Ochstein can assist in your dental needs, from gum surgery to a daily check- up. r : far away. —freshman, Martha Yannakopoulos 44 . grade papers. I have so many I cannot finish them all in one day. —Barbra Johnson, math teacher . . . get a football game go- ing with some friends. —freshman, Owen Deignan a . . go ouf to lunch with your family. —junior, Jerry Iwachiw 44 ... go to church. —junior, Randy Grudzinski 44 . . relax from the day before because of cleaning the house, grading papers, or shopping. V —Mr. David Russell, English teacher " It ' s Saturday night and tomor- row is Sunday. Great! I can sleep in and catch up on my rest " ex- claimed Bob " Oh no! I forgot my family is going to early mass and then to grandma Bakkers for lunch. I hope she decides not to pinch my cheeks and ask me if I have my first girlfriend yet! " Although Sunday was classified as a day to go to church or visit relatives, it was also a day to re- lax. • ... Get caught up on clean- ing your room, doing homework or running errands —senior, Lisa Zucker ... go to Chicago with my pals to eat, shop, and mess around. — senior, Mike Roper ... to visit relatives that live Advertising 237 Mark McDanial tidies up around The Lark to make its appearance more pleasing to the customer. The Lark Clothing Company has clothes for men and women in a variety of styles to suit your fash- ion needs. The Lark Clothing Company 949 River Oaks Dr. Calumet City , IL 60409 McShane’s EVER YTH1NG FOR EVER Y OFFICE... SINCE 1921 1844 45th St., Munster, IN 46321 Phone (219)924-1400 First National Bank Of East Chicago East Chicago • Merrillville • Munster Crown Point • Indiana Harbor Riley Plaza Showing their pride. Employees of the First Na- tional Bank of East Chicago stand confidently, ready to lend their help. From a deposit to a student loan. First National Bank can be of assis- tance. 238 Advertising .1 i Color$-n- Coverings 15 Ridge Road 836-8337 Choosing a new de sign for redecorating her bedroom, sophomore Kristen Rittenmeyer looks through wallpaper books to find the perfect style. Colors-n-Coverings offers a large selection of products to suit all decorating needs. Woodmar Animal Clinic 7400 Indianapolis Blvd. Hammond, IN 46324 844-6669 Member American Animal Hospital Association Barnes Associates Insurance 907 Ridge Road— Suite 1 836-1900 Working with the computer to stay better or- ganized and informed, employees Alvina Kasle, Coline Allen, Marie Karulski, and Katy Kushnick update client files. For all your insur- ance needs or services, Barnes and Associ- ates can be of assistance. Highland Lumber Supply Inc. 2930 Ridge Road Highland, IN 7920 Calumet Ave. 836-5867 838-1400 Looking for just the right lumber to finish a building project, seniors Tim Carlson and Floyd Stoner look through a selection of lumber. For all of one ' s household and building needs Flighland Lumber and Supply can be of service. Advertising 239 BURNS KISH funeral home Burns-Kish Funeral Home 8230 Hohman Ave. 836-5870 8415 Calumet Ave. 836-5000 Burns-Kish Funeral Home is always able to acco- modate those in need. Senior Bob Kish and fresh- man Mary Kate Kish show pride in their father ' s business while junior Eve Karras adds her contribu- tion of support. American Savings and LOAN ASSOCIATION Working after school, senior Betsy Mellon adds up the final totals on a customer ' s deposit. Whether making a deposit or a withdrawal. American Savings and Loan can help to benefit all of its customers ' financial needs. 240 ► Advertising Ti e came 2{ vi£tC TRAVEL SPECIALISTS 9228 Indianapolis Blvd. Highland 46322 923-9105 Milne Supply Co. 538 Ridge Rd. 836-9006 Whether one needs kitchen or bathroom sup- plies, Milne Supply can help with anything from a leaky faucet to a clogged garbage dispos- al, Milne Supply Co., Inc. has been serving the public for three generations. MILNE SUPPLY Van Senus Auto Parts 6920 Kennedy Ave. Hammond 46323 844-2900 2930 Highway Ave. Highland 46322 838-0900 239 Ridge Rd. 836-1585 Getting stuck with the dirty work, seniors Lori Van Senus and Karen Skurka spend their Saturday afternoon fixing engines at Van Senus Auto Parts. Van Senus can do anything from tuning engines to selling auto parts. Advertising 241 Consumers Roofing FOOD BEVERAGE EMPORIUM 1734 45th Avenue 924-6630 Dr. Gerald I. Zucker Optometrist Co. If your roof is leaking or your house is caving in, be 8144 Calumet Ave. 836-1550 sure to call Consumers Roofing. From flat roofs to shingle roofs. Consumers Roofing covers the spectrum. Helping out on weekends, juniors Ran- 6701 Osborn Hammond dy Gluth and Rick Kumiega help to move equip- ment off the Consumer truck. 844-9181 The Razor’s Edge 303 West Ridge Rd. Munster Obtaining a tan for summer, senior Jen Mazur gets ready to use a tanning bed at the Razor ' s Edge hair salon. Razor ' s Edge offers tanning ses- sions, nail sculpting, and haircutting to benefit anyone ' s needs. Bon Ric Enterprises 3314 Michigan St. Hobart IN 46342 962-3303 242 ► Advertising MON Michele woke up feeling like she had just fallen asleep five minutes earlier as she quickly shut off her alarm clock which read 6:15 a.m. She asked herself, “Is it Monday already?” Michele got out of bed and stubbed her toe on the door as she tiptoed over to her par- ent ' s room and asked quietly, " Mom, can I sleep in through first hour? " Quietly, she waited for the answer but all she heard was snor- ing. 44 .. . be a grump because Monday is a good excuse to be in a bad mood. Amy Gluth, sophomore 44 . do homework because teachers pile it on us on Monday more than any other day of the week. Todd Marchand. junior 44 . do vocabulary. Mrs. Renee Kouris English teacher 44 . . . . fill up my gas tank at Shell. } J Laura Davis, senior 44 ... do my homework so I could blow off the end of fhe week. Paula Saks, junior 44 . sleep until Tuesday! Sue Hackett, senior 44 . go home at 3 p.m., turn on the tube, and blow off your homework. Michael Goldsmith, senior 44 . recover from the week- end parties. Paul Manzano, senior 44 . . . nothing Mike Mellon, sophomore Innovative Concepts 5246 Hohman Ave. Hammond Eagerly displaying her Chicago Bear paraphana- lia, senior Jessica Efron idolizes the 1986 Super- bowl XX champs. Innovative Concepts is the place to go when you need recognition. They sponsor activities such as summer football camp and racquetball tournaments. Ernie Nims Account Executive Blunt Ellis and Loewei 9003 Indianapolis Blvd. Highland, IN 46322 972-9300 Harolyn R. Goldenberg Attorney at Law 905 Ridge Road 836-4335 John Hodson Coins Professional Numismatist Estate Collection Appraisals 1650 45th Ave. 924-3555 Advertising 243 Dr. Rodrigo Panares, M.D. Working at her father ' s office, senior Brenna Panares helps her patient, junior Tyrah Fulkerson, by giving her an anaesth- etic for the best possible treatment. Dr. Rodrigo Panares is willing to serve the community by providing his services. 550 Hohman Ave. Hammond, IN 923-0240 Briar EF Auto Sales Hutton Co., Inc. n UTTER FI INGERS 3609 169th St. Hammond IN 845-0047 3203 Vollmer Rd. Flossmoor, IL (312) 957-2000 130 Ridge Road 836-9096 « 244 Advertising Howard J. Weinberg, M.D. Plastic Reconstructive Surgery Surgery of the Hand 9337 Calumet A ve. 836-5206 Certified American Board of Plastic Surgery Advertising 245 Root Photographers Helps you remember Prom, Homecoming, or Turnabout: Root Photog- raphers is sure to capture that picture perfect moment. Deep in thought, freshman Tom Ellison concentrates while studying for a Biology exam. 1131 West Sheridan Chicago , IL 246 Advertising Good sports love The Charley Horse Eating and Sports Emporium because it’s a winner. Where else can you get drinks from a referee, be seated by a cheerleader, get baseball cards for the kids and be surrounded by an awesome display of sports history? Our food is the reason we’re in first place; other restaurants just aren ' t in the same league. The Charley Horse . . . dedicated to the good sport in all of us. 8317 Calumet Ave. Munster 836-6100 A tradition of quality food supply with o fresh approach 12 Ridge Road 836-8286 AJ Express 7020 Cline Ave. Hammond IN 46323 846-2100 Need a helping hand to haul your load? AJ Ex- press can surely help you out. Junior Amy Paulson and sophomore Jen Paulson advertise one of the newest trucking companies in the area. AJ Ex- press Trucking Company will transport any com- modity, big or small, to wherever your needs may be around the country. Advertising 247 Actin Inc. Showing pride with one of the top waste disposal companies, seniors Lisa Hurubean. Shelly Mason, Kristine Halas and Angie Paris drive one of the Actin Incorporated trucks, Actin Inc. has served the community ' s transportation and disposal needs for many years. 1 102 Columbus Drive East Chicago , IN 397-5020 Munster Optical 7905 Calumet Ave. 836-1120 Making sure it is a perfect fit, senior Lori Flickenger tries on a pair of glasses to see if they emphasize her features. Munster Optical has a wide selection of glasses in all shapes and sizes plus any other visual accessories one may need to any extent. 248 ► Advertising Weenies Wings Inc. 3823 Hohman Ave. Hammond, IN 46327 922-4442 Want a steaming hot dog with everything or a tasty buffalo style chicken wing? Stop in for fast, courteous service and great food provided by owners Mark Foreit and Darryl Leiser. ‘2 Seeing a horse reading a news- paper or a rabbit riding a skate- board might be an out-of-the-or- dinary sight, but then seeing a reindeer soar through the sky past the kitchen window and watch- ing Spot hum the latest number one rock hit could make any stu- dent wonder when the next school break was going to be. If so, students were obviously anxious for the weekend. At least it was Tuesday and only four more days until the long awaited break, but then Wednesday came and the weekend seemed right around the corner. . . . put on a nice pair of warm sweats and do your home- work and then go to bed.}? —freshman Laura Skertich ... ii watch ' Growing Pains ' on TV 11 —freshman Janie Strudas ... ,i work and then go home, blow off my homework and vege- tate the rest of the night 11 — senior Danielle Stevens ... « blow off school because you can always catch up on Thursday. 11 —junior Kerry Deignan do anything you want 99 —freshman Chris Steele cruise around in my broth- er ' s car. 11 — sophomore Jon Manaham win the lottery. 11 history teacher, Mr. Jay McGee ditch track practice. 11 —junior Barb Payne AMERICA ' S DRUG STORE Take good care of yourself Save the Osco way 740 Ridge Road 836-7979 Advertising « 249 John’s Restaurant 121 State Street Calumet City , II 60409 (312) 862-8870 Whether one craves tasty pizza or mouth watering lake perch, John ' s Pizzeria has a wide menu selec- tion. Senior Gina Bacino, with juniors Eve Karras and Laurie Lieser enjoy a tasty meal. Congratulations Class of 1986 250 ► Advertising Fissinger and Knight 5231 Hohman Ave. Hammond, IN 46320 931-7293 If in need of legal assistance, Fissinger and Knight can always help as court reporters. Junior Mary Fissinger and Sophomore Steffanie Rogan prac- tice taking notes on a legal case to ensure that justice will prevail. Gary Surgical Supply Inc. Compliments of ■fOTnn’ 9430 Cal umet Ave. P.O. Box 38 836-1190 Each depositor insured to $100,000 by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. 7967 Calumet Avenue 836-5613 IS COLLEGE IN YOUR FUTURE? Don’t let shortage of funds keep you from higher education. Stop in any of Citizens Federal ' s 10 offices and discover the Indiana Guaranteed Student Loan Program. We will be happy to assist you with your application. 1 720 — 45th Street Munster 924-1720 707 Ridge Road Munster 836-5500 251 Advertising Munster High School Booster Club If a team or club is in need of financial aid, the Munster Booster Club can be of some assistance. Although the Speech and Debate team sponsors their own barbeque, as junior Goran Krajl cooks the chicken, Booster Club offered fundraising help for national competition. Other groups find- ing Booster Club help included the Musical De- partment and Drill Team. Chris Gloff and Tim Bro- dersen practice for the upcoming choral concert and the Drill Team shows off their talent during halftime. - 252 “ Advertising J JUEV Halrstyllnc tor Women im M n 033 Euclid Avt. Munitor, Ind. 4 321 Suit - D ( 219 ) 836-1096 n r The Frankovich Company Auto Sales 1512 Azalea Drive Munster 972-2224 ance Like Peas in a pod, Calumet Auto Wrecking has pride in their products and services. 20 Summer Hammond 46324 844-6600 cALURIeT hanoyandy HOME IMPROVEMENT CENTERS 330 Ridge Road 836-8600 YEARS • • • 8940 Indianapolis Highland 7454 Broadway Merrillville Advertising « 253 Anderson Motors 7944 Calumet Ave. 836-1272 Anderson Motors offers luxury car and van rent- als and much more for a smooth ride anywhere. Sophomores Lori Anderson and her friend Stacy Schatz display one of the many autos at Anderson Motors. 3642 Ridge Rd. Lansing , IL 60438 (312) 474-1650 Helping you produce A better ton of steel at less cost is what we ' re all about . . . 733— 173rd St. Hammond 931-6724 George Karras Northwest Mutual Life Insurance Refractors, Inc. 905 Ridge Rd. 836-5701 1745 — 165th St. Hammond 932-4152 254 ► Advertising Szurgot General Contractors, Inc. 4900 Railroad Ave. East Chicago 838-5072 Reviewing notes on a particular law case, seniors Mike Goldsmith and Eric Gardberg discuss the oddities of their work. Goldsmith, Goodman, Ball, Van Bokkelen Professional Corporation suc- ceeds in providing exceptional law services to the community. Goldsmith, Goodman, Ball and VanBokkelen 3737— 45th Ave. Highland 924-9200 Taking a breather after a hard day ' s work at Szurgot Contractors, freshman Tori Szurgot and Jeanne Berkowitz test the machines at the busi- ness. Vic Szurgot General Contractors Inc. can remodel, maintain, add on or construct for an industrial, commercial or institutional building complex. Vic ... is a good Suddenly remembering at 10 p.m. Thursday night that he has a huge Government exam third hour Friday, Anthony panicked, called a friend for notes and crammed for his test. Many stu- dents found themselves in this kind of predicament on Thursday. Since major assignments, quizzes and exams were due on Friday, many people used Thursday nights for homework, as well as many activities and sports stu- dents were involved in during the school week. study for Mrs. Weiss ' s Fri- day vocabulary test. — junior Mario Marino u watch all the shows on Channel 5 from ' Family Ties ' to ' Cheers. ' —freshman Chris Jostes u coach little league soc- cer. —senior Mickey Pavicevich day to . . . play tennis at Man- sards. — freshman Tori Szurgot take piano lessons. — senior Melissa Jacobo get tutored at Academic Counseling. —junior Sheri Fefferman go for a long bike ride with a friend. —sophomore Jennifer Dedelow teach gymnastics lessons at the gym. —senior Kristin Komyatte go to Free Style wrestling with my brother. —junior George Tsirtsis Advertising Maria’s Hallmark Try a taste of peanut butter, chocolate or vanilla pecan fudge at Maria ' s Hallmark. Alumus Mi- 923 RidOO ROOd chelle Pool and Mary Van Der Wey test the homemade fudge that they have prepared for 836 5025 the day. One may find anything for any occasion at Maria ' s Hallmark from a variety of cards, stuffed animals and jelly beans to fudge and many candies. Loomis Cycle Sales 6647 Kennedy Ave. Hammond 844-4400 Testing out a new jet ski, senior Mark Fehring practices for the open waters. Loomis Cycle Sales has a large variety of everything from jet skis to motorcycles and more. « 256 » Advertising Patrons Ray Dale Anderson Don Sharon Apato Marty Avery Arlen Joe Marcia Autry Joann John Bacino Mr. Mrs. Michael J. Bacino Don Cindy Baradziej Mr. Mrs. Fred Beckman Beni Beres Mr. Mrs. Louis Biedron Tom Carol Billings David A. Blaine, D.D.S. Gloria Tom Boyden Dr. Mrs. James D. Brodersen Jim Joan Cerajewski Dr. Mrs. Maurice Checroun Mr. Mrs. John E. Chevigny Dr. Mrs. Felipe S. Chua Marvin Ann Clapman Mr. Mrs. Martin Collins Dr. Mrs. A.J. Costello Mr. Mrs. Richard Deignan Gene Donna Dernulc Mr. Mrs. James Dye Mr. Mrs. Mark E. Echterling Mr. Mrs. E.E. Engle Mr. Mrs. Robert A. Fleming Tom Marge Franko Drs. Neil Susan Gailmond Mr. Mrs. Richard E. Gardner Mr. Mrs. Thomas S. Gozdecki Jr. Mr. Mrs. L. Grudzinski Mr. Mrs. John R. Guerra Dr. Mrs. Indra Gupta Dr. Mrs. John Gustaitis Pat Paul Hackett Ray Alice Halas Dean Marianne Hall Mr. Mrs. Andrew Hanusin John Irene Harney Mr. Mrs. Robert Hess The Higgins Family Mick Kate Hinds Rick Pam Hollis Norman Sherry Houser Mr. Mrs. R. Hutchings Mr. Mrs. Ronald Jacobs Mr. Mrs. Irwin Janovsky Feliciano F. Jimenez, M.D. Inc. Mr. Mrs. Richard W. Johnson Bill Ann Jones Mr. Mrs. Robert Kapp Mr. Mrs. George Karras Mr. Mrs. John Karzas Jim Arlene Kender Mr. Mrs. Joseph Kicho Mr. Mrs. Robert E. Kincaid Frank Pearl Kish Denise Skip Knapp Dr. Mrs. Ceasar Labitan Mr. Mrs. Greg Luksich Mr. Mrs. Harold Lusk Ken Jessie Mahala Dr. Mrs. C. Manzano Karren Bernard Mashura Mr. Mrs. George M. McCarthy Mr. Mrs. Jim McCormack Terry Jane McMahon Ann Rich McNair Mr. Mrs. B.L. Mickel Dr. Mrs. John Morfas Mr. Mrs. Donald Moskovitz Soaking up the warm sun at the Junior Class car wash, juniors Cathy Labitan, Wendy Beckman. Kerri Deignan, Jen Luksich and Blase Polite break between customers. The car wash was one of the many homecoming activities that took place. Eric Pam Mowitz Mr. Mrs. James Murphy Mr. Mrs. John Mybeck Mr. Mrs. Richard R. Myer N. H. Noel Mr. Mrs. Robert C. Nowaczyk Mr. Mrs. Ted Oberc Larry, Shirley, Sherrie (83), Sheila (86), and Sharon (89) Pavol Jim Teresa Paweko Dick Helen Payne Jerry Dolly Pietrak Paul Irene Pokrifcak Dr. Mrs. Nicholas Polite Ken Mary Lou Porter Steven Barbara Preslin Dr. Mrs. Ted Rokita Dave Mardee Ryband Mr. Mrs. James Schreiner Mr. Mrs. John Schwer Barry Carol Sherman Ted (John T.) Jo Ann Smith Mr. Mrs. Jerry Soderquist Mr. Mrs. John Spicer Dr. Mrs. Mervin C. Stover Mr. Mrs. James Strudas Jeannie, Janie, and Jennifer John Phyllis Uram John Joyce Dean VanVactor Mr. Mrs. Robert Viviano Jim Kathy Wachel Don and Jean Williams Mr. Mrs. Adam White Mr. Mrs. Ray Zipko Dr. Mrs . Gerald Zucker Advertising 257 Abbott, Patricia 129. 147, 179 Abbott, Sarah 144, 212 Academic Counseling Service 228 Academics — Organizations 114, 115 Accounting 120 Actln Inc. 248 Adams, Gregory 197 Adams. Lori 197 Adich, Diane 151, 205 Administration 220, 221 Advanced Placement Chemistry 124, 125 Advanced U.S. History 124 Advani, Raveen 169, 212 Agerter, Mark 61 Agness. James Agness, Mary 165, 197, 212 Algebra 118 All Dressed Up and Someplace to Go 16-27 Allen, Coleen 238 Almase. Conrad 63, 144, 205 Amar, Robert American Savings and Loan 240 Anasewicz, Susan 205 Anderson, Lori 68, 69, 205, 254 Anreani. Louise 71, 147, 157, 212 Anderson Motors 254 Andreshak, Michael 205 Anjali, Gupta Anthony, Mark 147, 212 Apato, Todd 157, 212 Arcella, Thomas 21. 25, 74, 121, 197 Arent, Joseph 212 Arent, Laura 122, 197 Arethas. Peter 24. 205 Arevalo. Julio 212,213 Arges, Dimitri 63.144, 169, 205 Arlen, David 212 Arlen, Lisa 132, 179 Art 134, 162. 163 AJ Express 247 Atwood, Amy Atwood. Jennifer 57. 212 Auburn, Cindy 56, 169, 212 Auburn, Jennifer 129, 149, 179 Auntie Marne 30. 31 Autry. Michael 10. 12, 13. 74, 75. 117, 197 Autry, Nick 13, 14, 74, 212 Babij, Mary 169, 179 Babjak, Kenneth 197 Bacino. Gina 79, 179 Bacino, Julie 20, 151, 205 Baciu, Lisa M. 71. 159. 212 Backe. Larry 169. 170, 179 Bagherpour. Chris 179 Bainbridge, David 212 Baker, Carolyn 179 Baker. Dana 58. 149, 164. 165. 167. 197 Baker. Jeffery 212 Baker. Jennifer 57, 212 Baker. Laura 57. 73. 196. 197 Baker. Tammy Balajee. Sonali 144, 212 Balka, Cliffton 66. 212 Balka, Russel 65. 66. 67. 197 Ballenger. Robert 74. 212 Balon, Edward 83, 212 B alon. Helen 122. 197 Balon, Julie 205 Banas. Jeff 212 Band 146, 147 Banner Foods 241 Baradziej, Kevin 83. 212 Baran, Kimberly 179 Barath, Glenn 5. 122, 173, 179 Barber. Michael 205 Barber, Roger 179 Barnes and Associates Insurance 239 Barrera, Melody 197 Barsic. Shaun 19, 14, 205 Bartok. Dawn Bartok, Michele 151. 205 Basich. Michelle 122, 197 Basmajlan, Mark Battista. Mrs. Nancy 225 Battista. Michael 212 Beach, Melinda 122, 197 Becchino, Robert 209, 212 Beckman. Susan 20, 212 Beckman. Wendy 42. 151, 174, 197, 257 Behling, Christopher 212 Beiriger. Carolyn 135. 179 Beiriger, David 63. 212 Bello. David 66. 212 Belovich, Joseph 197 Bennett. Lynn 212 Beratis, Peter 74. 212 Berbeco, Paul 157, 212 Berbeco, Robert 169, 197 Beres, Jennifer 212 Beres. Joe 6, 18. 197 Berkowicz, Jeanine 212, 217, 255 Bertagnolli, Jennifer 212, 214 Beshires, Shawn 205 Bibler, Anne 212 Bieden, Vicent 212 Bielfeldt, Mary 175, 197 Biesen, Mrs. Jean 225 Billings. Bronwyn 138, 144, 151, 157, 212 Biology 127 Bischoff, Jason 108. 110, 137, 179 Bittner, Beth 177, 179 Bittner. Lauren 205 Blackford, Mrs. JoAnne 222 Blackford, Robert 107 Blackmun, Steven 94. 95. 179 Blackmun, Timothy 24, 49. 51, 94, 95. 179 Blaesing. Mary 54. 86. 151. 205. 209, 211 Blaine, Gina 175, 212 Blaine, Julie 197 Blatnica, Scott 197 Blesic. Sonia 144. 205 Bobek, Christine 57, 73. 157, 169, 197 Boda, Sharon 197 Bodefeld. Brent 212 Bodefeld, James 178, 179 Boege, John 82, 83, 179 Boege, Larry 129, 172, 179 Bohlin. Carl 61. 74. 205 Bohling, Chris 61 Bogden, Mrs. Mary 225 Bogucki, Sandy 197 Bogumil. Robin 135. 197 Bomberger, Craig 28. 46, 125, 129, 157, 169. 179 Bomberger, Kevin 205 Bon Ric Enterprises 242 Bowen, Patrick 205 Bowling Club 168, 169 Boyd, Ryan Boyden, Connie 7, 33. 57. 72. 73. 133, 157, 179 Boyden, Thomas 17, 83. 205 Basketball, Boys’ 80, 81, 82, 83 Basketball, Girls’ 76. 77. 78. 79 Baseball. Boys’ 100, 101. 102, 103 Brackett, Russell 146, 197 Brackett. Mrs. Shelia 225 Bradley, Carolyn 144, 159. 197 Bradley, Marie 42. 153, 164, 165, 179 Brakebill, Scott 74, 205 Brasovan, Helena 212 Braver, Patrick 205 Braun, Mrs. Phylis 222 Bremer, Donald 74, 75, 157, 169, 212 Brennan, Jennifer 51. 179. 191 Brennan, Sally 69. 86, 151, 179, 205 Brennan, Sean 2, 205 Breuker, Jamie 205 Breuker, John 179 Briar Auto Sales 244 Broadwell, Dr. Anthony 221 Brodersen. Tim 28, 74. Ill, 149, 197, 252 Brooks, Carrie 122, 197 Brown nose 170 Brozovic, Michael 61. 149, 205 Brtos, Jennifer 205 Bryant, Darren 205 Bryant, Steve 149, 197, 211 Bocko, Mrs. Theresa 225 Bukata, Pablo 63. 123, 129, 166, 205 Bukowski, David 35, 106, 197 Buono, Deborah 147, 212 Bus Drivers 225 ♦ C Cabrera, Jerry Cabrera, Larry Cafeteria 50. 51 Cak, Cathy 50, 57, 69. 169, 197, 221 Cak, Phillip 179 Cala, Peter 110, 179 Calculus 118, 121 Call, Beth L. Callahan. Denise 83. 205 Callahan. Susan 20, 179 Calligan, Mike 205 Calumet Auto Wrecking 253 Calumet Construction Corp. 231 Camino, Tricia 54, 135. 144, 149, 157, 205 Campbell, Donovan Campo. Carlos 205 Cantu, Alfredo Cantu, Rob 179 Cardenas. Emiko 179 Cardenas, Eunice 144. 157, 159, 205 Carlos, Carlos 83. 197 Carlos, Ilona Carlson, Tim 18, 179, 213, 238 Carlos, Victor 83 Carlson. Bill Carrara, Christina 159, 170 Carroll, Kathryn Carroll, Steven 63 Carter. Lynne 129, 149, 180 Cashman. Jeremy 74 Casper, Christopher 61. 83 Castellaneta, Amy 197 Center Stage 241 Cerajewski, Steve 61, 107 Cha, Grace M. 146 Cha. Mike 114, 129. 141, 180 Champion. Cami 162, 205 Champion, Cassi 17 Chang, Gene 144, 159 Chaos 138. 139 The Charley Horse 247 Cheating 172, 173 Checroun, Steve 129, 180 Chemistry 125-127 Chen, Charles 128, 129, 169, 180 Chen, Lisa 19, 144. 151, 159, 214 Chess Team 128, 129 Chevigny, Cathleen 9. 44, 46, 144, 157, 159. 180 Chevigny, Jennifer 71, 144, 166. 167, 214 Chevigny, Julianne 48, 54, 118, 151, 157, 159. 205 Chiaro, Dan 205 Chip. Greg 49. 149, 165, 180, 186 Choir 148, 149, 166 Chopra. Rajiv 61. 151, 214 Christopolous, Anna 205 Chromchick, Mrs. Terrie 225 Chronowski, Christopher 205 Chronowski, Louis 120, 133, 141, 180 Chronowski, Michael 197 Chua. Emily 159, 197 Chughtai, Ayesha 205 Crowel, Angela 169, 214 Ciesar, Heather 149, 158, 205 Ciesar, Michelle 159, 205 Cigler, Joseph 214 Cipich. Paul 83. 105, 153, 197 City Sales, Inc. 228 Clapman, Judy 164, 165. 205 Clark. Mr, Nelson 222 Clark, Mr. Phil 222 Clark. William 205 Class Executive Council 150, 151 Cleland. Andy 122, 180 Clements, Joann 165, 204, 205 Cleve, Mark 197 Cohen. Amy 24, 172, 196, 197 Cohen, Daniel 214 Cohen, Margo 159, 214, 219 Colakovic, Nick 214 Colbert. Daniel 7, 197 Colbert, Rich 180 Collias, Mr. Jim 223 Collins. Marty 61, 129, 181 Colors-N-Coverings 239 Composition 134, 135 Computer Math 120, 152 Comstock, Kraig 214 Condon, Kerrilyn 149, 181 Conner. George 205 Conner. Michelle 140 Cook, Mrs. Karen 220, 222 Cook, Randy 132, 205 Cook, Ronald 197 Cooper. Cheryl 54, 55. 57. 149, 151, 197 Consumer Roofing Co. 242 Coppage. Mr. Hal 222 Cornell. Catherine 149, 197 Costello. Mike 32, 33, 116, 129, 151, 181 Crary, MaryJo 205 Creative Writing 135, 137 Crewuecki, Robin 57 Crier 130, 131 Crist. Jefferson 61, 74, 214 Crist. Jenann 205 Crist. Kerri 122, 181 Crosby, Cindy 132, 181 Cross Country, Boys’ 66, 67 Cross Country, Girls’ 64. 65 Cueller, Gerald 69. 181, 194 Curran, Sean 205 Czapkowicz. Paul 214 Czapkowicz. Joe 197 Czapla, Connie 79. 98, 138, 147, 205 Czevwinski. Brian 197 Dalhsten, Karyn 57. 73. 98. 214, 226 D’Angelo. Marc Darnell, Brian 61, 74, 214 Daros, Kelly 198 Dartt, Miss Cathy 222 Davidson, Jack 214 Davis, Laura 157, 181, 243 Davis. Rich 74. 75. 149, 181 Davis. Ron 146, 181 Davsza, Brian 214 Dayney, Timothy 181 Debate 144, 145 Deboe, Dax 214 Deboer. Scott 147, 181, 183 DeChantal, Denise 198 DeChantal, Lynn Dedelow, Allison 54, 86. 87, 153, 166, 214 Dedelow, Jennifer 17, 51. 55, 86, 138, 205, 209, 255 Deem, Wendy 165, 205 Deignan, Kerry 30, 45, 79, 117, 144, 148, 149, 151, 198, 249, 256 Deignan, Owen 83, 117, 214, 219 De Rolf. Mrs. Rita 225 DeReamer, Tammy 13. 98, 107, 151, 157, 177, 205 Dernulc, Tom 27, 83. 149, 181 DeRolf, Amy 198 Dettman, Denise 140, 197, 198 Deutch, Michelle 198 Diamond, Eric 147, 155, 205 Diamond, Sean 178, 181 Diana ' s Nailworks 236 Dickerhoff, Suzanne 151, 205 Dillard, Alan 214 Dillon, Brian 15. 54. 60. 62. 177, 181 Dillon, Kevin 205 Dillon, Tim 151, 214, 217 Dimitroff, Darcie 159, 205 Dinga, Crista 18. 73. 98. 170, 205 Dinky Dances 18, 19 Discussions 142, 143 Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) 122, 123 Djordjevich, Daniel 205 Dodd, William Doherty, Susan 65 Dolatowski, Jeffrey 214 Done to Death 34, 35 Donoran, Tracy 98, 205 Dorsey, Steven Double Takes 42 Dragomer, Mary Dragos, Jason 61, 213, 214, 215 Dragos, Lisa 10, 143, 215 Drama Class 140 Drill Team 164. 165 Dropping Classes 172 Dryjanski. Dawn 181. 188, 194 Dryjanski, Jim 61. 206 Drzewicki, Robin 215 Drzewiecki, Tammy 164, 169 Dunn, Kristi 177 Duran, Christine Durham, Bill 147 Durta, Bryan 198 Dwenger, Matthew 61, 198 Dye. Jay 149, 206, 107 Dye, Jennifer 174, 181 Dywan, Christopher 61, 206, 229 Dywan, Lisa 151, 159, 206 E ' Easy and hard teachers 173 Eating 142, 143 Echterling, Bradley 144. 198 Echterling, Michael 198 Eckholm, Denise 65, 147, 198 Economics 121 Edington. Mr. John 222 Edington, Johnna 198 EF Hutton 244 Efron Efron 235 Efron, Jessica 132, 133, 151, 181, 235, 243 Efron, Mr. Morton 235 Egnatz, Jason 94, 181 Egnatz, Jeff 94. 206 Einhorn’s Town Country Store 235 Eldrige, Gary 61, 83. 206 Elish, Casey Ellison, Tom 24. 61. 176, 214, 215, 246 Elman. Eric 61. 119, 222 Elman, Mrs. Linda 6, 222 Engle, Michael Engle. Richard 181 English 153 Ensembles 149 Enstrom, Mrs. Helen 140, 222 Enlow, Dawn 198 Ensley, Dave 147, 206 Erikson, Michael 206 Etienne, Donnel 61. 201 Etter. Wendy 206 Eurotan Tanning Salon 229 Evans, Jeffrey 21 5 Ewing, Beth 147, 215 Extra Points 104-111 F Fabian. Natalie 57, 198 Fabisiak, Richard 61, 206 Faculty 222-225 Falaschetti, Anthony 215 Falachetti, Jennifer 181 Falusi, Kim 122, 198 Family Vision Center 228 Fandrei. Dan 61. 84. 85. 180, 181 Fandrei. Robin 151. 159, 169, 206 Fariss, Jennifer 206 Farkas, Brad 181 Feeney, Mike 198 Fefferman, Sheri 13, 159, 198, 201 Fehring, Lisa 215 Fehring, Mark 152, 181, 256 Feldman, Dawn 129, 181 Feltzer, Lisa 215 Ferguson, Rhonda 157, 215 Ferro, Heather 64, 65, 146, 159. 215 Ferro, Jay 181 Fesko, Heather 54, 144, 215 Fiegle, Nicole 71, 154. 206 Fierik, Monica 181 Fierek, Tom 54, 206 Finwall, Nicole 161, 198 First National Bank of East Chicago 238 Fissinger and Knight 251 Fissinger, Mary 122, 29, 198, 251 Fix, Mr. Doug 140, 144, 222 Flag Corps 164, 165 Fleming, Brian 157, 181 Fleming, Kathryn 64, 65, 144, 215 Flickenger, Lori 149, 181, 246 Florczak, Jeff 116, 123, 158, 159. 198 Flynn, Daniel 106 Focus on Addictions 44. 45 Food Addictions 45 Football 58-61 Foreign Languages 156-159 Foreit, Christopher 215, 219 Foreit, Mark 246 Fort. Mr. Gene 125, 199, 222 Fortener, Cassandra 206 Fortin, Steve 66. 67. 129, 169, 182 Fortin, Victor 61, 215 Fortner, Mr. Donald 10. 27, 69, 118, 121, 227, 222 Fox. Rick 147, 206 Franciskovich, Karla 57, 215 Franciskovich, Stacy 206 Franciskovich, Steven 160, 192 Frank, Maureen 182 Frank, Michelle 206 Franklin. Mr. Dave 222 Franko, Aaron 61, 215 Frankovich, Amy 57. 215, 226 The Frankovich Co. 253 Frankovich, Jennifer 154, 206 Fraser. Amy 47, 57. 73. 151. 176. 215 Fraser, Jennifer 57, 122, 198 Frederick, Erika 147, 206 French 166 French Club 156-159 Freshmen 212-219 Fromm, Ellen 133, 198 Fulkerson, Tyran 30. 198, 244 Gadzala, Yvette 198 Gadzala, Meridith 122 Gaidor, Karen 24, 119, 182, 191 Gailmard, Ryan 74 Gajewski, Lisa 198 Gallo, Robert 149, 198 Galocy, David 198 Gambetta, Kathryn Gardberg. Erik 129, 141, 182. 186. 193 Gardberg, Mitchell 63, 198 Gardberg. Nicole 214 Gardner. Gretchen 71, 198, 207. 22 9 Gardner, Richard 60, 61, 84, 182. 229 Gary Surgical Supply 251 Garzinski, Raymond 61 Gavrilos, Yvonne Gedmin, Deanne 72, 73. 182 Gedmin, Jason 74. 75 General Math 121 Gentry. Ryan 160. 206 Gentry. Tamara 72, 122, 182, 233 258 Index Geometry 118 Georgew, Mary 182 Gerike. Thomas 66, 129, 177, 182 German Club 156-159 Gershman, David 34, 35. 132, 133, 182, 228, 226 Getting into Character 28-39 Geyer, David 35, 142, 182 Giannini, Arthur 61 Giannini, Brian 49, 61, 198 Gifford, Amy Gifford. Dennis 25, 159, 169, 198 Gill. Tricia 122, 198 Gilliam, Charles 198 Giorgio. Robert 198 Giragos. Renee 144, 149, 157, 198 Gladish, David 58, 61, 84, 198 Gladish, Donna 57 Glass, Deborah 206 Glendening. Brad 74 Glennon, Jeffery 198 Glennon, Susan 157 Gloff, Christian 147, 198. 206 Gloff, Christopher 32. 33. 49. 149, 252 Gluth, Amy 206, 243 Gluth, Randy 74, 133, 198, 242 Godlewski, Lisa 149, 182, 186 Goebel, Ian Goebel, Tara 129, 170, 182, 188 Goldasich, Laura 71, 206 Goldenberg, Harolyn 243 Goldschnikl, Mrs. Leila 225 Goldsmith, Goodman, Ball and VanBokkelen Goldsmith, Michael 133, 144, 193. 228, 243, 255 Golf, Boys’ 94, 95 Golf, Girls ' 68. 69 Golubiewski, Nola 159, 206 Golubiewski, Mrs. Patricia 222 Gonce, Miss Marge 222 Gonzales, John 83 Gonzales. Lisa 51. 165, 182, 188 Goodrich, John 61 Gootee, Susie 182 Gordon, Andrew 144, 182 Gorney, Mrs. Elaine 220 Gorski, Julie 71 Gossip 48, 49 Gossler, Eric 169 Gozdecki, Michael 94, 95, 149, 198 Gozdecki, Nancy 69, 143, 157 Gray, Joeseph 63, 182 Graza, Toni 206 Gorski. Julie 206 Grabski, Joanne 206 Grady, Anthony 61, 206 Grannack, Nicole 69, 206 Grau, Steve 74, 206 Graves. Mr. Jeff 115, 127, 128, 129, 169, 222 Gray, Joe 63 Griffin, Mrs. Thelma 223 Grim, Stephen 74. 104, 159, 178, 182 •Groff, Ms. Martha 223 Gross, Christoper 206 Grossman. Joel 129, 168, 169, 182 Gronek, Karen 198 Grskovich, Greg 198 Grudzinksi, Randy 17. 54, 57, 142, 148. 149, 198 Guerra, John 66, 67, 206 Guerra, Michael 62, 169 Guiden, Mrs. Ann 222 Guidotti, Greg Gum Chewing 171 Gupta, Anjali 159 Gupta, Raymond 63, 206 Gupta. Usha 129, 157, 182 Guiterrez. Michael 63, 206 Gust, Jennifer 57, 73 Gustaitis. Michael 54, 61. 106, 142, 147, 198 Gustat. David 116, 129, 193 Guzior, Amy 198 Guzior, Andrew Gymnastics 86, 87 Haager, Rebecca 198 Haas, Mr. Dennis 61, 84. 85 Hackett, Susan 47, 53, 64, 65, 77, 78. 79. 138. 182, 186 Hair Currents Inc. 232 Hajduch. Drew 166, 169, 182 Hajduch, Ray 198 “’ajduk, Mark Halas. Kristine 13, 15, 122, 123, 133, 182, 248 Hale, Steven 198 Hall. Hilary 144, 157, 206 Haller, Mr. Ross 56, 83 Hahn. Andy 63, 129, 182 Halum, Michelle 10, 151, 176 Hamilton. Amanda 206 Han, Eileen Hanas, Tony 61, 198 Hanes. Dina 13. 151, 159 Hanes. Kristen 159. 206 Hansen. Erik 84, 124, 133. 198 Hansen. Lewis 82. 83, 182 Hanus, Diane 70, 71, 198 Hanusin, Craig 27, 182 Hanusin, Lisa 182 Harding, Christopher 61, 214 Harding, Joseph 198 Harding, Paul 13. 61. 206 Harle, Holly 19. 54, 55, 116, 157, 159, 198, 234 Harle. Kelly 20. 54. 55. 57, 129, 161, 185, 234 Harney. Maureen 149, 185 Harper, Tucker 166, 176 Harrison, Jim 62, 63, 108, 185 Hart, Angela 185 Hassles 46. 47 Hastings, Mrs. Nancy 130-133. 222, 223 Hatmaker. Michael 206 Haverstock, Mr. Arthur 168, 222, 223 Hawkins, Mrs. DeEtta 136, 163, 223 Hayden, Beth Helms. Barbara 149, 206 Hemingway, Sandra 198 Hemingway, Tom 27, 61, 149, 185, 186, 231 Herakovich, Saralie 69, 152, 175 Herring, Gayle (Miller) 232 Hesek, Kimberly 98, 159 Hess. Mrs. Linda 220, 221 Hess. Steve 24, 63. 106, 118, 159 Hess. Susan 130, 185, 229 Hesterman, Jeff 213 Hever, Robert 204 Hibler. John 66, 67, 84, 85. 167, 185 Higgins, Sheila 151, 185 Higgins, Susan 27, 133, 144, 149, 150, 151, 206, 211. 229 Highland Lumber 23 ' _ " Hinds, Michael 134, 19C Hinshaw, Scott 30, 63, 144 History 125 Hittle, Patricia 52, 70, 71. 105, 135, 173, 185 Hmurovic, Mrs. Joan 223 Hoch, John 27, 149 Hoch. Mary Jo 157, 185, 198 Hodson, Tara Hoekema, Timothy 206 Hoffman, Daniel 206, 220 Hogg, Rob 169 Holland, Julie 198 Hollaway, Daniel Holler, Diana 18, 133, 198, 226 Hollis, Daniel 49. 58. 60. 61. 86, 148, 198 Hollis, Tammy 54 Holmberg, Mr. Richard 148, 223 Holt. Henry 206 Holtan, Sara 198 Homans, Kevin Homecoming 10, 11, 12. 13. 14. 15 Home Economics 160, 161 Hoogeveen, Andre 133, 198 Hoogeveen, Eric Hopcal 140 Hope, Christine 185 Horoscopes 42 Horvath, Mrs. Maria 223 Houghton, Dawn Houser, Greg 61, 150, 185 How to Work With Numbers 118, 119, 120, 121, 122, 123 Howerton, Robin 206 Huang. Irene 149, 206 Huang, James Huckaby, Brett 74, 185 Hudec, Thomas 147, 206 Hughes, Kathryn 206 Hulett, Amy 71 Hulsey, Kenneth 206 Hunt. Mr. Richard 76. 77, 79. 161, 223 Hurubean, Lisa 44, 185, 186, 248 Hutchings, Tom 185, 186, 188 Hutsenpiller, Scott 206 Hybiak, Danielle latriolel. John 122, 198 lacopelli, Carl 220 Impact Travel Service 230 Importance of Good Grades 172 Industrial Arts 160, 161 Ingles-Carroll, Lisa Ingram, Michelle 57. 165, 198 Innovative Concepts 243 Irk, Mike, 20, 54, 58, 61. 142, 174, 185 Irv Lang Insurance Agency 232 Iwachiw, Jerry 108 Jacenko, Paul Jacobo, Melissa 128, 129, 138, 157, 158, 159, 170, 177, 185 Jacobs. Lila 149, 165, 198 Jacolsen, Cynthia 57, 72, 73, 176 Jain. Anil 144, 198 Jain, Veena 144, 199 Jain, Vijay 129, 144 Jancosek, Gayle 122, 165, 185 Janott, Jeff 206 Janovsky, Barry 206 Jansen. Dana 185 Jansen, Kristin 16, 165, 199 Janusonis, Jennifer 71 Jarrett, Blake 169 Javate, Emanuel 169 Javate. Ronald 129, 159 Jeeninga, Wendy 185 Jen, Anne Marie 157, 185 Jen, George 204, 206 Jeneske, Patrick Jennings, John 185 Jennings, Thomas 206 Jensen, Steve 177, 203 Jepsen, Mr. John 74. 75, 223 Jimenez, John 159, 206 Joe Hircsh 232 John Hodson Coins 243 Johns, Kristin 147, 149, 199 Johns, Thomas 61, 149, 206 John’s Restaurant 250 Johnson. Mrs. Barbara 98. 118, 122, 223 Johnson, Mrs. Carolyn 54 Johnson, Darren 122, 199 Johnson, Douglas 63, 149, 206 Johnson, Jacquline 71. 99, 152, 157 Johnson, Jenifer 122, 199 Johnson. Jodie 149, 165, 176, 206 Johnson, Joseph 63. 94, 166 Johnson, Kimberly 185 Johnson, Mark 49, 60, 185, 193 Johnson, Michele Johnson, Missy 151. 199 Jones, Bonnie 199 Jones, Fred 185 Jones, John 61, 206 Jones. Kelly 9. 67. 72. 199 Jones, Michele 57, 185 Joseph, Mrs. Cheryl 222, 223 Jostes. Chris 255 Journalism I 130. 135 Juckhowski, Lori 163, 206 Jukovich, Dean 61 Juniors 196-203 Jurgenson. Karen 206 Kain, Robert Kaegebein, Dan 54, 61, 147, 199 Kaegebein. Traci 147 Kalnins, Inese 71, 199 Kaluf, Ellyce 216 Kanic, David 199 Kanicly, Steven 159 Kanulski, Karen 57 Karnes. Marsha 164 Karulski, Marie 238 Kapers, Kathy 122, 199 Kapers. Ransom 207 Kapp. Jeff 58, 60, 61. 80. 82. 83. 129, 149, 185, 191 Kapp. Mrs. Tira 54 Karr, Jim 63. 216 Karr, Penny 133, 159, 199 Karras, Damon 54, 61, 169, 185 Karras, Eve 54. 133. 199. 240. 250 Karras, George 254 Karras, Tom 169, 177, 185 Karol, Steve 63. 207 Karulski, Karen 159, 216 Karzas. Lance 61. 199 Kasle, Alvina 238 Kasper, Bryan 83, 216 Katris, Alexandra 207 Katz, Jessica 157, 185 Kave, Mrs. Joann 225 Keen, Kristin 47, 180. 183, 186, 187 Keil. Mr. Martin 221 Kelbaugh, Jennifer 150, 216 Kellams, Kristin 187 Kellams, Melissa 119, 123, 199 Kemp, Robert 61, 216 Kender, Darlene 54. 71, 143, 151, 216 Kender, Dave 53. 83, 129, 149, 187 Keown, Rhonda 57, 216 Key Markets 247 Keyes. Kathryn Kloeckner, Michael 199 Kicho, James 216 Kicho. Joseph 169, 207 Kieft, Jaqueline 207 Kieft, Joel 187 Kieltyka, Tom 133, 199 Kijurna, Natalie 199 Kilbourne, Audrean 199 Kilgore, Chuck Kim, Helen 176, 207 Kim, Sharon 216 Kincaid. Christine 187 King, Mr. Jack 222, 223 King, Joshua 18, 42, 63, 169, 207 Kisel. Janice Kisel, Joseph 216 Kish. Bob 174, 187. 229, 240 Kish, Mary Kate 10. 175, 176, 216, 219, 240 Kish, Terrance 74, 207 Kitchen Help 225 Kiwanis Club of Munster 233 Klaich, John 159 Klee, Mr. Jack 234 Klee, Melissa 98. 216, 234 Kloeckner, Mrs. Janet 225 Kloeckner, Mike 86. 129, 196, 199 Knish. Mr. David 80, 82, 83 Knight, Jospeh 61, 138 Kobe. Jeff 129, 144, 159, 199 Kobus. Lori 16. 17, 29, 149. 187 Kocal, Scott 122, 199 Kocal, Mr. Lawrence 221 Kocal. Ted 122 Koch, James 62, 217 Kogler, John 177 Kolisz, Rick 187 Komyatte, Kristin 11, 13, 14, 45. 55, 57. 86. 129, 144, 166. 187, 233. 255 Konkov, Steven 74, 216 Konyu, Michael 61. 216 Koo, Jenny 144, 159. 199 Kopenec. Cindy 34. 35. 149, 156, 157, 187 Kortenhoven, Christie 208 Kortenhoven, John 216 Korycki, Denise 1, 187 Kortis, Stephanie 157, 216 Kounelis, Toula 79, 154, 207 Kouris, Mrs. Renee 222, 223, 243 Koepke, Deborah 207 Kozak, Martha Kozak, Tracie 73, 216 Kozanda, Christine 144, 216 Koziatek, Kim 165, 207 Kozlowski, Joyce 151, 207 Kozlowski, Judy 207 Krajnik, Joseph 169, 216 Krajnik, Michelle 115, 144. 169 Kralj. Dejan 127, 216 Kralj, Goran 144, 166, 208, 252 Kramerie, Laura 69. 79, 207 Kraus. Rob 86 Kraynik, Lisa 98, 216 Krevitz, Aron 149, 208 Krieger, Adam 216 Krusinowki, Robert 207 Krusinowsky, Rob 169 Krygier, Eric 74 Kudele. Laurie 180, 187. 194 Kulasm, Mrs. Sally 225 Kumiega, Kim 57, 216 Kumiega, Rick 12, 74. 117, 208 Kushnick, Kathy 238 Kunkel, Karen 157, 216 Kwak, Sinae 159, 216 L and M Jewelers 231 Labeots, Patty 187 Labitan, Cathy 54, 151. 159, 200, 257 Ladd. Mr. Gregg 30. 35. 42, 140 Lamantia, Marcia 207 Lamantia. Nancy 200 Lamaster, George 74, 216 Lambert, Mr. Don 79. 220, 223 Lambert. Rosalyn 18. 64, 65, 79, 177, 200, 203 Lamott, Amy 69. 131, 187 Landay, Richard 187 Lang, Debra 216 Lang, Tom 187 Langenberg, Robin 153, 200 Langendorff, Peter 187, 229 Lantz. Penny 30, 129, 133. 144, 187 LaReau, Mr. Paul 20, 156, 166, 222, 224 The Lark Clothing Company 237 Lasky, Kevin 187 Last Resorts Before Studying 116, 117 Law Offices of Sachs and Hess 230 Lawson. Cora 187 Lawson, Wendy 200 Layer, Lisa 151, 177, 187 Lecas, Euginia 216 Lee. Darin 136. 200 Lee, Dawn 187 Lee, Jong 8, 15, 26. 27, 187 Leeney, Michael Leiser, Darryl 249 Lennertz. Kimberly 122, 187 Leonard, Joellen 149, 187 Lesko, Karen 147, 169. 207 Lesko. Robert 147, 151. 169, 200 Levan, Michael 200 Levin, David 56. 187 Levy, Gary 169, 207, 209 Lewellen. Julie 43, 200 Lewis, Mr. Kent 122, 123, 166, 223 Liakopulos, Tina 216 Libak, Mrs. Paulette 225 Liberaeki, Diane 187 Lichtle, John 216 Leiser, Laurie 133, 200 Life In The Fast Lane 8-15 Linnane, Tracy 208 Lively, Ronald Lively, Tina 208 Livermore, Christie 187 Livingston. Karen 159, 200 Livingston, Kelly 106, 159, 216 Livovich, Mr. Michael 221 Long, Dyron 216 Loomis Cycle Sales 256 Loprich, Danny 216 Lorenz. Brian 200 Lorenzi, Neal 208 Loudermilk. Robin 161, 187 Lovasko, Joseph 208 Luera, Raquel 207, 208 Lukawski. Mr. Frank 223 Luksich, Mr. Greg Luksich, Jennifer 18. 76. 79. 159, 188, 200, 257 Luksich, Tom 83. 111. 216 Luna. Ricardo 208 Lusk, Tim 200 Lyudkovsky, Deninis 45, 200 Macher, Rich 83 Macik, Nikki 216 Mager, Kelly 157, 187 Magrames, Jimmy 27. 61, 208 Mahala, Kenneth 126, 187 Maka. Deborah 216 Malinski, Miss Paula 72, 73, 223 Manahan, Jonathan 208, 249 Maniotes, Andrew 216 Maniotes, Sam 61, 122, 169, 200 Manseuto, Lisa 52, 70, 71. 79. 99. 129, 153, 180. 187 Manzano, Paul 27, 44, 187, 243 Maralejo. Shelly 165 Marchand, Todd 200, 243 Marciniak, Tim Mardis, Joe 216 Marich, Mimi 188 Marino, Mario 200, 255 Marinos, Sophia 57, 216 Markovich, Catherine 188 Markovich, Nicole 216 Marlowe, Ronald 208 Marmaleio. Michelle 57, 208 Marsh, Mr. Leroy 9, 58, 61, 223 Marcus Auto Lease 233 Marla’s Hallmark 256 Marshak, Dr. John 199, 220-222 Marshak, Robert 54. 61, 143. 147, 208 Marshall, Frederick 169, 208 Mart-Webb, Mrs. Alyce 157, 223 Masepohl, Holly 188 Masepohl, Scott 208 Mason. Michelle 142. 186. 188. 248 Matasovsky, Mark 61, 216 Mateja, Jill 200 Math Team 123 Matthews, Raquel 56, 57, 147, 200 Matthews. Robyn Mattingly, Randy 208 Mattson. James 16, 216 Mavronicles, Danielle 163, 170, 208 Matz. Mr. Kurt 203 Maxin, Renee 57, 165, 208 May. Carole 188 Mazur. Jennifer 188. 243 Me Cain. David 28, 128. 188 Me Cain, Mary 216 Me Carthy, Anne Marie 157. 169, 216 McConnell, Jane 79 McCormack. Brendan 83. 173, 208 McCormack, Erin McCormack, Steven 148, 177, 200 McCreight. Mrs. Elena 223 McCune, Eugene 188 McDaniel, Mark 237 McDonough, Debbie 188 McGee. Mr. Jay 65. 127. 222, 223, 249 Index 259 McGill, Laura 69. 151. 208 McKinney, Amanda 157, 149, 208 McKinney. Collin 188 McMahon. Elaine 200 McMahon. David 200 McMahon. Steven 132, 208 McNair. Thad 61. 133. 188 McNary. Eric 157. 177, 188. 194 McNary. Stephanie 159, 216 McShane ' s 237 McTaggert. Kathleen 216 Medlin. Kathy 122 Megremis. Spiro 61. 84. 105. 111. 188 Melby, William 61, 85. 208 Mellon, Mary 183. 189. 241 Mellom, Michael 204. 208. 243 Melnik. George 63. 208 Melvin, Chris 208 Melvin. Suzy 216 Mendoza, Mrs. Sonia 225 Merrik, Champ 19. 46, 69, 74, 105. 158. 189. 262 Merrik. Robert Mertz, Micahel 61. 208 Meyer Brothers lawn care 235 Meyer. Mrs. Helga 22 2. 223. 234 Meyers. Missy 157. 189 Meyers. Renee 175. 216 Meyers. Tina 200 Micenko. Michael 63. 74. 208 Michels. Cynthia 208 Michel. Bill 159. 189 Mickel. Charles 127, 208 Mickow. Marvin 30. 33. 132, 169. 200 Micu, Joseph Mid American Mailers 234 Miedema. Amy 157. 158. 159. 216 Miga. Jennifer 2. 189 Mikalin, John 208 Mikolajczyk. Cynthia 98. 216 Mikrut. Don 61 Miles. Dean 179. 208 Miller. Andrew 189 Milne. Philip 189. 216 Miller. Mr. Chris 223 Milne Supply 241 Milne, Tim 122. 133 Mintier. Teresa 189 Mintz, Gary 129. 132, 189, 262 Misch. Jarret 94. 120. 189 Misch. Jim 74. 95. 189 Misczak, Amy 208 Mitrakas. Afrodite 208 Mitrakis, Patricia 200 Moehl. Lynn 76. 79. 129. 130. 189 Mohiuddin. Omar 216 Molnar. Robert 216 Monak, Diane 71. 133. 189 Montalbano. Renay 98. 159, 216 Moore, David 216 Moore. Michelle 20. 87. 200 Morale Boosters 54-57 Morey. Benjamin 208 Morfas. David 216 Morgan. Jean 208 Morgan. Kelley 157. 216 Morwitz. Erica 65 Moser, Jennifer 177, 200 Moser, Melissa 189 Moser. Michael 208 Moskovitz. Michele 129, 130, 133, 144. 157. 189. 237 Moskovitz. Mike 62. 63. 144. 216 Moskovikz. Steven 61. 168, 208 Mowitz. Erica 147. 216 Mrkolajczyki, Cindy 157 Mueller. Tammy 189 Mueller. Steve 66. 208 Munster High School Booster Club 252 Munster Lanes 229 Munster Optical 248 Muntean. Tom 200 Murphy. Collen 1. 65. 144. 151. 200 Murphy. Katherine 151, 216 Muskin, Stacey 57. 73 Music Theory 152 Mussat. Jeff 208 Musselman. Mr. Ed 62. 63. 94. 95. 221. 223 Muta. Jen 184. 189. 237 Mybeck. Dr. John 221 Mybeck. Jeff 61. 216 Mybeck. John 20. 47. 61. 83. 127, 183. 189 Mybeck. Kevin 217 Myer. Mary 132. 138. 200 Myer. Richard 61. 83. 217 Nagubadi. Swamy 63. 109. 208 Nagy. Robin 144. 217 Nakamura. Yoko 159, 170, 200 Natalie. Lisa 200 National Honor Society 128. 129 News, Notes, and Nonsense 142. 143 Newton, Briana 200 Nicosia, Gina 157 Nielsen. Michelle 200 Nims, Ernie 243 Nisjewicz. Cathy 208 Noel. Ameila 56. 57, 157, 207. 208 Noel. Morgan 54, 57, 61. 69. 107. 151. 200 Norman. Mr. Andy 146. 147. 237 Nornan. Kelli 16. 200 Novak. Chuck 61. 133, 189 Novak. John 61. 74. 157. 217 Novotny. Bryan 169. 208 Now More Than Ever 174, 175 Nowaczyk, Kevin 217 Nowak, Gregory 54, 136. 151, 208 Nowak, Lenny 133. 189 Nowak. Tina 177. 200 Oberc. Bryan 217 Oberc. Steve 63. 94. 147, 189 Oberlander. Mark 62. 63, 113, 129, 133. 144. 189 Obenchain. Jennifer 57. 73. Ill, 217 Obuch, Catherine Obuch. Michael 217 Ochstein. Dr. Abraham 236 Ochstein, Adam 63. 200 O’Connell. Mike 83. 94. 217 O’Connor. Christopher 208 Oconnor. Michael 208 O’Donnell. James 208 O ' Haver. Michelle 151 Oi. Debbie 157 Oi. Linda 159. 178. 190 Oi. Sandi 170. 200 Olesh. Vicky 208 Olmos, Melissa Olmos, Raymond 213, 217 Olmos. Yvette 122, 200 Olson. Amy 16. 190 Omara. Tim 81, 83, 200 Opatera, Penny 208 Opening 2-5 Orchestra 146. 147 Ordinary People 32, 33 Orlich, Janet 190 Orosco. Mrs. Emily 225 Orr. Robert 61. 74, 217 Orzabak. Roland 147 Osco 249 Osgerby. Ginger 190 Osgerby, Richard 217 Osinski. Kenneth 200 Osterman. John 217 Osterman, Richard 217 Ostrowski, John 122. 190 O ' Sullivan, Brian 169. 200 Owen, Miss Su zanne 86 P Pack. Cami 79, 208 Pajor. Carolyn 76. 79, 104. 106. 149, 151. 200 Palmer. Jim 168. 169, 184. 190 Palmer, Kim 70. 71, 104, 133. 170, 190, 232 Pamintuan, Sean 200 Panares. Brenna 165, 190, 244 Panares, Dr. R.R. 244 Pankey. Christopher 200 Panos. Athena 64, 200 Panos, Theodore 61. 217 Panozzo. Mark 61. 208 Paragon 132. 133 Pardell, Eric 144. 217 Pardell. Julianne 129. 159. 186. 190 Paris. Angela 133, 190. 248 Parker. Eric 61. 146. 217 Patel, Jay 200 Patel, Kavita 144. 158, 176, 208 Patel. Tushar 129. 144, 173. 190 Patel. Ravi 217 Patrons 256 Paulson, Amy 133, 151, 200, 247 Paulson, Jennifer 28, 50, 52. 70, 71, 208. 233. 247 Pavelka. Jeff 13. 190 Pavicevich, Anda 140. 218 Pavicevich, Milos 190, 255 Pavich. Bill 133. 190 Pavich, Katherine 208 Pavol. Sharon 78. 79. 98. 151. 159. 218 Pavol. Sheila 33. 157. 159. 190 Pawelko, Charles 83, 208 Payne. Barb 27. 47. 73. 150. 200. 249 Payne. Deborah 73, 151, 218 Payne. Douglas 66. 218 Paz, Harold Paz. William 61. 208 Pearson. Cynthia 208 Pecher. Christy Peiser. Eric 208 Pellar, Douglas 208 Pepsi 228 Pecez, Jacobo 74. 94, 218 Pestikas, Charmain 176, 218 Pestikas. Jenine 29, 122, 200 Peters. Dawn 208 Petrovich, Andrea 10, 13. 14. 15, 55. 57. 86. 98. 184. 190 Pfister. Patty 218 Phaze I 236 Phelan. Cara 218 Phillips. Brian 163. 200 Phillips. John 208 Photography 130. 135 Physical Education 166 167 Pierce, Stephen 208 Pierson. Sue 129. 132, 133, 157, 190 Pietrzak. Jerry 190 Pietraszak. Michael 169. 208 Pinnamaneni. Suman Piskula. Gary 169. 200 Plantinga. Michelle 68. 79. 98. 200 Pluard. Patrick 208 Pokrifcak. Paulette 71, 151. 218 Polite. Blase 30. 33. 35. 144, 148, 150. 200, 257 Pollingue. Mr. George 223 Poludniak. Jeffrey 210 Pomeroy. Rachael 210 Pool. Cheryl 57, 73. 190 Pool. Michelle 256 Pool. Pamela 73. 218 Pool. Rhonda 31. 32. 54. 55, 144. 200 Porter. Daniel 9. 17. 49. 61. 139. 201 Porter, Jack Potasnik. Jay 13. 20. 27. 62. 63. 149. 201 Potts. Allison 57. 164. 165. 210 Powell. Anthony 15. 61. 83. 218 Powell. Eric 60. 61. 190 Premetz. Mrs. Pat 98. 99. 184. 222, 223 Preslin. Brian 84, 210 Preslin. Chris 29. 84. 109. 122, 190 Preston, Dr. John 220, 221 Price Realtors 235 Przybyl, Shannon 5, 14. 190 Psychology 125 Pudlo, Dianna 201 Rupillo. Jerry 52, 61, 84. 85. 111. 114. 169. 190 Pupillo, Michelle Purnick. Jeffrey 162. 201 Q uasney. Jodi 165. 201 uasney. Marci 190 uill and Scroll 132 uinn. Michelle 210 Radunzel. Cally 16. 210 Radosevich, Christine 157, 218 Rajkowski, Barbara 147, 218 Rajkowski. Robert 201 Rakos. Paul 13. 151, 190. 193 Ramirez. Richard 210 Ramirez. Barbara Ramos. Joseph 218 Ramos. Roque 210 Roskowski, Phillip 158, 201 Rau. Patrick 17, 201 The Razor’s Edge 242 Reach, Julie 218 Reck. David 178, 190. 191 Reddel, James 149, 201 Redlarczyk, Carolyn 170 Reed. John 94, 218 Reed. Ronald 56. 190 Reffkin, Erin 176. 219. 229 Richard Reffkin, D.D.S. 229 Remers, Jennifer 57. 210 Richards, Tracy 132, 190 Richardson, Dana 218 Richwine, Cynthia 190 Riebe, Michelle 190 Riebe, Suzanne 210 Rigg. Jill 191 Risden, Tim 190 Rittenmeyer, Kristen 210, 238 Rittenmeyer, Nicole 201 Roach. Jeneane 57. 218 Robbins. Jeanne 93. 210 Robertson. Mr. Ed 58. 61. 223 Robinson, Kimberly 210 Robinson, Rea 147, 210 Robinson. Renee Rogan. Stefanie 210, 251 Rogers. Amy 29, 155, 218 Roh. Cindy 201 Rikita, Todd 150, 169, 176, 210 Romar, Kathy 24. 51, 144, 149. 210 Root Photographers 246 Roper. James 84, 172, 191, 237 Roper. Mark 210 Rosales. Emily 157, 169, 218 Rose, Kevin 201 Rosen. Lisa 147 Ross. Natalie 218 Ross. Nicholas 169, 201 Rossa, David 191 Rossa, Dennis 201 Rosser. Julie Rossin, Brian 210 Rovai, Dawn 190. 191 Rovai, Mrs. Mary Ann 223 Roy, Andrea 9. 210. 211 Rubicon Refractors 254 Rubin, Scott 30. 158, 218 Rudloff, Brian 201 Rudloff, Jennifer 98. 157, 218 The Rush 242 Rusnak. Nicole 48. 158, 218 Russell. Mr. David 223 Russell, Karen 57. 210 Ryband, Jason 11, 27. 61, 218 Sabina, Laura 70. 71, 76, 77, 98. 105 129, 153, 191, 193 Sac, Elizabeth 147, 157, 201 Safran, Leslie 71. 98. 144. 191, 218 Safran, Julie 186. 236 Sahu. Dilip 201. 218 Sahu, Pradip Saklacaynski, Camille 71. 98. 149 151, 157 Saks. Mark 63. 169. 210 Saks. Paula 117, 154. 158, 201, 243 Saks. Mrs. Sydney 196 Salzman. Stephanie 149. 159. 191 Samels. Gregory 94. 210 Samels, Jeffery 106 Sanders. Dave 15 58. 61, 107, 129, 144. 191. 193. 229 Sanek. Kristin 71, 98. 210 Sanek, Lawerence 26. 137, 192 Sannito. Chris 158, 169, 192. 219 Sannito, Tim Santucci, Patricia 201 Santucci, Vincent 218 Saturday Night Blues 24, 25 Scaggs. Mrs. Sally 225 Schatz, Staci 5. 149, 210, 254 Scheffer. Mrs. Linda 57, 161, 222 Scheive, Frank 61. 84, 192. 201 Scheive. Mrs. Joanne 225 Scheive, Phyllis 122 Schevermam, Robert 210 Schmidt. Elaine 157. 202 Schoon, Dave 61. 83. 169 Schoon, Leslie 64. 151. 210, 218 Schnabel, Mrs. Cynthia 144, 222 Schreiner, Patrick 63. 149, 210 Schreiner, Mr. Paul 125, 170 Schwartz. Eric 147. 176. 210 Schwartz. Gregg 169 Schwartz, Margo 116, 117, 129. 135, 136. 149. 192 Schweitzer, Laura 192 Scott. Cameron 74. 104. 192 Scott. Craig 51. 63. 210 Scott, Susan Scuba Club 168. 169 Sears. William Seehausen. Emilie 218 Sekhar. Giri 63. 125. 128, 129. 151, 144. 202 Sekig, Becky 210 Seliger. Kristi 147. 202 Sersic, Steven 144, 210 Seniors 178-195 Seward, Mitchell 202 Sfura, Richard Shah. Shefale 210 Sharkey, Mrs. Vicki 225 Shaver, Christopher 202 Sheehy, Brendan 61. 218 Sheehy. Katie 73. 177, 192 Sheeman, Brian 202 Shegich, Chris 168. 192 Sherman. Andrew 2. 16. 148. 149 202 Sherman. Jonathon 202 Shetty, Rajesh 63. 144, 210 Shinkan. Mr. Bob 222 Shoemaker. Charley 18, 27. 28. 59, 61. 130. 144, 149, 150, 192, 232 Shorbeck. Michelle 57, 202 Shoup. Rachel 149 Shreiner. Paul Shutan. Gary 81. 83. 192 Shutan, Gregg 24. 82. 83. 120. 186. 192 Sideris. John 210 Sideris. Spiro 14. 192 Sideris, William 218 Siebecker. Kristen 77, 79, 151, 210 Sikorski. Bill 192 Silverman. Tracy 109, 149, 164, 210 Simko, Cindy 7b, 79, 98, 99, 108. 151, 202 Simko, Mike 192 Simmons. Kip 202 Simonetto, Kemp 210 Sims. Kathryn 18. 116, 147. 157. 202 Sipple, Pat Siska. Laura 52. 70. 71. 98. 147, 202, 203 Siurek, Brian 210, 233 Sizzler Family Steak House 231 Skertich, John 210 Skertich, Laura 218, 249 Skiba. Luellen 202 Skov. Toby 210 Skurka. Karen 21. 129. 132, 133. 151. 157, 192, 228, 241 Slang Words 154, 155 Slater. Julie 218. 249 Slathar, Laurie 29. 122, 192, 218 Slathar, Stacy 218 Slathar, Tiffanie Slivka, John 60. 61. 84. 192 Slonaker, Mark 122, 202 Slosser, Billy 143. 147. 202 Smallman. Mrs. Nancy 221 Smick. Jim 192 Smiley. Mike 192 Smisek. Lisa 129. 143. 147. 157. 192 Smith. Christopher 170, 210 Smith, Colleen 24. 202. 210 Smith, George 202 Smith. Miss Maureen 73 Smith, Melanie 192 Smith, Robert 144 Smith. Tammy 35, 129, 149. 157, 192 Smithers, Vanessa 218 Smolinski, Mrs. Mary 225 Snyden. Mrs. Vera 225 Sobolewski. Matt 66. 151. 210 Soccer, Boys ' 96, 97 Social Studies 125 Sociology 125. 127 Soderquist. Debby 133, 151, 192 Soderquist. Pam 151, 210 Softball, Girls ' 98. 99 Solan, Jason 218 Solan. Joe 63. 108. 169, 192 Soltis. Sherry 192 Spanish Club 156, 157, 158. 159 Somenzi, Deborah 73, 210 Sophomores 204-211 Sorak, Lillian 169. 170, 192 Sorak, Phillip 63. 210 Sorensen, Leif 129, 218 Spraber, Mitchell 63, 218 Speech 140. 144, 145 Spenos, Sandy 218 Spitzer, Mr. David 150. 222 Spoijo, Andy 157 Spoljaric, Andrew 218 Sportsman Club 168, 169 Sportsmanship Quiz 112. 113 Sports Divider 52. 53 Springer. Shelley 71, 157. 218 Sprints 239 Spudville, Renae 218 Sri. Ted 202 Starret Entertainment Agency 230 Staying Awake 170 Steele. Christopher 61. 157, 218. 249 Stern, Elana 133. 202 Stern. Michael 84. 1 16 Stevens. Danielle 192 Stewart. John 54. 202 Stiglich. Nick 192 St. Leger. Valerie 149. 192 Stojkovich. Jelena 129, 140. 157. 192 Stone. Richard 169 Stoner. Floyd 17, 48. 192. 238 Storhec. Morgan 147 Stover. Elizabeth 210 Strachan. Ian 172, 199. 202 Strange. Dina 2. 202 Strater, Jeffrey 142, 144. 148. 210 Strick, Steven 61, 202 Strudas, Janie 140. 218. 249 Strudas. Jeannie 129, 133, 192. 249 Struss, Cathy 202. 203 Student Council 150. 151 Stugis, Amy 218 Surufka. Mark 192 Sus. Michelle 133. 202 Suter. Leanne 70. 71, 98. 106. 113. 177. 202 Swan. Heather 155 Swart. Wayne Swart. William 105. 194, 210 Swimming, Boys’ 74. 75 Swimming, Girls’ 72. 73 « 260 Index Swindle. Mark 218 Szakacs. Paul 202 Szala. Christine 218 Szala. Kimberly 69. 157, 218 Szany. Stacy 210 Szurgot, Victoria 11. 64. 157. 218. 219. 255 Tabion. Mary 169 Tafel. Marybeth 129. 149. 157. 169. 194 Taillon. Edward 123. 194 Takles. Angie 164 Tangerman. Troy 164 Tankel. Alan 218 Tavitas. Adam 61. 108, 202 Teller. Jennifer 165. 194 Temple Pharmacy 234 Tennant. Mr. John 94. 220. 221 Tennis, Boys ' 62, 63 Tennis, Girls’ 88. 89 Terandy. Kim 218 Terranova. Vicki 98. 218 Tester. Daniel 69. 194 Tharp. Daniel 58. 61. 191. 194 Theard. Debra 202 Theard. Frank 218 Thill, Christy 54. 55. 133. 202 Thomas. Mr. James 127. 223. 229 Thomas. Lisa 57, 157. 169. 202 Thompson. Angel 210 Thompson. Arthur 149. 210 Thomson. Lynnette 194 Thornton. Miss Carmi 70. 71, 88 Tilema. Paul 210 Tippet. Mrs. Marlis 29 Titak. Daniel 218 Tobias. Scott 202 Tobin. Patricia 194 Too Much Is Never Enough 6. 7 Torreano, Gina 218 Torreano. James 61. 210 Tosiou. Mary 54. 218 Toy Addictions 45 Track, Boys’ 92. 93 Track, Girls’ 90. 91 Trgovich. Diane 79. 157, 210 Trigonometry 118 Trim, Kevin 80. 82. 83. 151. 202 Trilli. Michael 61. 83. 218 Trippel. Fred 194 Trippel. Rosanne 31. 35, 149, 202 Trost. Bernadette 202. 210 Trost. Rebecca Tsakopoulos. Angie 25. 122. 202. 203 Tsirtsis. George 84. 110. 202. 255 Tsoutsouris. Mrs. Charlene 158. 223 Typing 162. 163 Ullman. Mr. Donald 223 Underwood. M iss Julie 146 Underwood. Dr. Wallace 220 Uram, Dale 194 Uzubell. Jennifer 57. 210 ▼ 1 Vale. Patrick 61 Vanator. Rodney 10. 83. 219 Vanderhoek, Jennifer 211 Vanderway. Mary 256 Vanes. Eric 83. 21 1 Vanls 240 Van Orman. Brenda 127. 218 Van Orman. Wade 26. 31. 133. 147, 194 Van Senus Auto Parts 241 Van Senus. Cari 17. 72, 73. 118. 147. 151. 218 Van Senus. Lori 20. 133. 194. 241 VanVactor. Heather 42. 133. 149. 202 Van Zyl. Mrs. Dorothy 223 Vasquez. Marla Vasquez. Mike 202 Velasquez, Michael Vendl. Richard Vermeulen. Mrs. Ann 225 Vic Szurgot Construction 255 Vickers. Kimberly 72. 73. 211 Viellieu. Brigitte 30. 31. 48. 129. 144. 184. 194 Visual and Applied Design 137 Viviano. Richard 219 Vlasich, Michael 21 1 Vogt. Chris 122. 202 Vohra. Archana Vohra, Jyoti Volk. Jamie 61, 219 Volleyball, Girls’ 70. 71 Vranesevich. Anthony 15. 27. 59. 61, 159 Vrehas. Theodore 8. 61. 140, 157. 209. 211 Vrlik. Jennifer 211 % w Wachel. Jim 219 Wadsworth. Aaron 133. 195 Walker. Douglas 66. 83. 211 Wall. Darla 195 Walsh. Kristin 18. 211, 229 Walsh. Todd 195 Walter. Kristen 86. 87, 219 Watson. Mrs. Annette 225 Watt. Mrs. Eleanor 225 Wampler. Jason 219 Wampler. Michelle 195 Ward. Ghislaine 122. 202 Ward. Heidi 161. 211 Ware. Meoldy 122, 202 Wasilak. Stephanie 176. 195 Webber. Frank 211 Webber. David 61 Webber. Steven 61. 219 Weenles-n-Wlngs 249 Wein. Karl 195. 211 Wein. Paul 177, 195 Howard J. Weinberg 245 Weiss. Mrs. Jodie 224 Weiss. Mrs. Marsha 224 Welcome World Travel 241 Welch. Mrs. Janet 225 Welsh. Laura 42. 65. 98. 124. 4. 202. 229 Welsh. Sean 84. 219 Wendall, Mr. Robert 170 Wenner. Julie 1. 219 Werth. Eric 124. 195 Wheale. Pam 122. 202 White. Adam 178 White. Billy 219 White. Christine 138. 202 White. William 74. 169 Whited. John 127, 211 Whiteley. Mrs. Anne 224 Whiteley. Mr. Thomas 69. 222. 224 Whiting. Scott 219 Whitlow. Andrea 57. 134. 163. 195 Whitlow. Carlene 219 Wicinski. Julie 202 Wickland. Mrs. Jacqueline 221 Wiesner. Sherri 133. 195 Wiley. Kim Wiley. Larry 61. 211 Wilhelm. Jennifer 54. 217. 219 Wilke. Charles 219 Williams. Charlisa 211 Williams. Donald 1. 26. 55. 147, 211 Williams. Mrs. Jean 225 Williams. Karen 219 Williams. Kim 161. 176 Williams, Todd Williamson. James 211 Wilson. Carla 202 Wilson. Frank 128. 202 Wilson. Michelle 202 Winkler. Lisa 127 Winter Formal 20. 21 Winter Spirit Week 26. 27 Wiseman. Daniel 219 Wisniewski. Dawn 121. 195 Wisniewski. Jennifer Wisniewski. Miss Annette 178, 183. 224 Witecha. Gregory 144. 211 Witham. Kathy 202 Witmer. Thomas 195 Wittgren. Mrs. Brigitte 225 Wlazik. Gina 143. 219 Wojeikowski. Richard 122. 202 Wojtkowiak. Brian 202 Wojtowich. Robert 106. 110. 127. 161. 195 Wojtowich. Scott 211 Wolak. Monica 211 Wolak. Mrs. Pauline 225 Wood, Erik 74. 75. 195 Woodmar Animal Clinic Woodrick, Coach Robert 61 Wooldridge. Scott Woodworth. Mrs. Phyllis 225 Wozniak. James 219 Wrestling 84. 85 Wroblewski. Mr. Steve 58. 61. 222. 224 Wrona. Beth 144. 211 Wrona. Bill 61. 202 Wulf, Linda 211 Yang. Don 10. 33. 47. 62. 63. 116. 124. 202 Yannakopolus, Martha 219 Yarck. William 202 Yates. John 195 Yerkes. Mr. Jack 61. 199. 222. 224 Yerkes. Jill 129. 151. 195 Yorke. Mrs. Mary 186. 224 Yukich. John 61. 219 Yuraitis. Keith 202 Zabrecky, Alan 83. 219 Zabrec ky. Gregory 82. 83. 110. 195 Zabrecky. Mrs. Marie 225 Zajack. Amy 202 Zalowski. Russell 195 Zandstra’s Store for Men 235 Zaun. Kevin 27. 49. 149, 195 Zaun. Kristin 9. 42. 149. 171. 202 Zavatsky. Jennifer 54. 217. 219 Zawada. Rennee 129. 195 Zeman, Andy 202 Zeman. William 83. 219 Zemaitis. Brian 34. 140. 211 Ziants. Christina 149. 195 Zipko. Robyn 219 Zucker, Dr. Gerald 242 Zucker. Lisa 65. 135. 195. 236 Zudock. Christine 18. 159. 211 Zudock. Tom 60. 61. 149. 169. 195 Zudock. Mrs. Violet 172. 224 Zurad. Ruth 110. 195 Zygmunt. Benjamin 83. 219 " Happy Birthday to you . . . ” Instead of the usual birthday gift, sophomore Erika Freder- ick receives a singing tele- gram and balloons from a friend during band. Editor-in-Chief Michele Moskovitz Managing Editor Cindy Crosby Copy Editor Sue Pierson Photography Editor Lori VanSenus Ast. Photography Editor Teresa Mintier Layout Editor Lisa Arlen Layout Assistants Tyrah Fulkerson, Eric Hansen, Angie Paris Academics Editor Karen Skurka Academics Assistants Heather VanVactor Activities Editor Susie Hess Activities Assistants Connie Boyden, Laurie Leiser Advertising Editor Kristine Halas Advertising Assistants Eve Karras, Jeannie Strudas Business Manager Tracy Richards Organizations Editor Sheila Higgins Organizations Assistants Carolyn Bradley, Penny Lantz Personalities Editor Jessica Efron Personalities Assistants Diane Monak, Amy Paulson Sports Editor Brenna Panaras Sports Assistants Tim Lusk, Mary Myer Head Photographer Thad McNair Photographers Rob Blackford, Randy Gluth, Andre Hoogeveen, Penny Karr, Tom Kieltyka, Tim Milne, Len Nowak, Bill Pavich, Elana Stern, Sherri Wiesner Adviser Mrs. Nancy Hastings The theme, " and now for something completely Different, " was clearly shown throughout the 264 pages of this book. This volume 21 yearbook was printed by Herff Jones Yearbooks, in Montgomery, AL, who printed 1000 copies using offset lithography. The staff designed lithograph cover Is printed In four color. Cover typed includes Formatt Fresh while the word " Different " was hand designed type. Using 160 pt. Binders Board, the cover was Smyth sewn, rounded and backed. The finished cover was lamenated. Within the cover, the 264 pages of 80 lb. Bordeaux was used. Endsheets display a staff design using processed blue and black. The type used was 10 pt. Avant Garde Demi, with the emphasis letter being hand designed. The opening signature featured four-color photography with accents in ultra blue. Divisions featured 10% blue background. Opening, division, and closing body copy is In 14 pt. Avant Garde Book with a hand designed emphasis letter. Headlines are set In 36 pt. Formatt Fresh. Captions are set In 8 pt. Avant Garde Book with Avant Garde Demi large letter initial. Headline type varied throughout the sections of the book, with most being set by the staff In Formatt lettering. Activities mini-theme label headlines first letter were set in 66 pt. For- matt Venus Extra Bold with the lead-in set In 24 pt. and 36 pt. Formatt Eurostlle. Headlines are In 48 pt. a Formatt Eurostile Extended and sub- head is in 24 pt. Cloister Italic. Activities mini-mag headlines are In var- ious sizes of Avant Garde Book, subheads in 14 pt. Avant Garde Demi and Avant Garde Book Italic. Academics headlines and pull quote first letters are set in 30 pt. Century Schoolbook. The content emphasis word is set in 48 pt. Formatt Kauffman Script Bold. Academics mini-mag copy is in 10 pt. Lydian with 8 pt. captions. Headlines are in various sizes of Lydian and Lydian Bold. Subheads are in 14 pt. Lydian Italic. Organizations headlines are in 48 pt. Formatt Gillies Gothic Bold with a 30% shadow offset. Athle- tic fall sport headlines are screened to 60% black and set in 60 pt. Formatt Headline with the subhead in 24 pt. Times Roman Italic. Winter sports headlines have first letter set in Formatt Caslon with the subhead in 24 pt. Times Roman Italic. Spring sport headlines are In Formatt Venus Extra- bold Condensed with the subhead in 30 pt. and 60 pt. Bingham Script. Sports mlno-mag copy is in 10 pt. Stymie with 8 pt. captions. Main head- lines are set in either 30 pt., 36 pt., or 42 pt. Spartan Medium. Subhead Is in either 14 pt. or 18. Spartan Light Italic. Personalities first spread head- lines are in 48 pt. Century Schoolbook Bold, subheads are in 36 pt. Cen- tury Schoolbook, second and succeeding spreads are In 14 pt. Century Schoolbook with subhead in 42 pt. Century Schoolbook Bold. Ads copy is in 10 pt. Avant Garde with 8 pt. captions. The staff designed feature copy block contains Avant Garde Demi, Avant Garde Book Italic. Avant Garde Book type. Root Photographers of 1131 West Sheridan Road, in Chicago, IL photo- graphed all faculty and student portraits and most club group shots, while the majority of the candid photos were taken by staff photographers. We close with our deepest thanks to Mr. George Kingsley for his specific direction; the staff for working their hardest; the local restaurants for giving us our much needed nourishment on our all-nighters; but most of all, Mrs. Nancy Hastings for being brilliant, patient, always available and a good friend to us all. Index « 261 N I Turkeys Allowed was the foreign language teachers cry. as they posted the sign outside their prep room. The sign kept students from badgering teachers. “I If l was King for just one day . . . Senior Champ Merrick sits on the throne for becoming king of the Mardi Gras. His costume of Jam shorts and flippers helped him earn his honor. lack tie affair? All dressed up in a tie and madras shorts, senior Dave Gershman chats with senior Gary Mintz at the Journalism banquet. Something completely different shine and 80 gave way to bit days, students weeded out the intricate tails that made the year anything but ordinary. After the tragic 73-second space shuttle Challenger flight, students mourned the astronauts and school teacher Christc of America shuddered at the thought of and fought back with the bombing of Lyt Tensions rose again as they learned of the nuclear meltdown. On the homefront, students ) - ents protested the " Speedster " rule that instituted detentions to all those who dashed to class hoping to beat the tardy bell. While Theatre Munster combined movie and stage acting for a Lake County Public Library benefit production of " Breakfast Club, " an early prom and re-instated, nnr = nt- ;nnn ;nr£ rH Rp ninr Rnnm u»t filler) th =» isored Senior Banquet filled the last iooI. With all the unordinary events, lents knew that the year was completely different. Something completely different 263 ound and round, senior Tom Hemingway cart- wheels across the hallway on a different note A different year ends J .m w Mm wl U i 4 4 ,1 JIIM

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