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HS 1988 MUNSTER HS 1988 MUNSTER HS 1988 MUNSTER HS 1988 Cover Whether raising money for DECA with junior April Revercomb as she sells Homecoming balloons, huddling with the football players to discuss strat- egy with Coach Leroy Marsh, getting caught in the hallway crush with juniors Ben Zygmunt, Ja- mey Volk and Jen Wilhelm, cheering with the screaming juniors at the Homecoming pep rally, or layering a coffee cake in Foods class with sen- iors Susie Riebe and Vicky Olesh, students com- bined efforts in sports, activities, classes and just plain fun, to find themselves caught in the thick of the action C ?ontent5 MUNSTER HS 1988 350y Of (Q-, w ' f o r a e s o rf fe ? a $rf. a °V ? - c , e o 0 y h % - e 0 0 " V - iv , ' 7 - 4 S ' MUNSTER HS 1988 SA ? V A 0 0 , e " f Ov 3c °h, e r e r s j Sf O, ?r t ' - y ° 7 0 4 W IMCTCD U K 10« « ACTIVITIES ACADEMICS From memorizing math theorems to conjugating verbs, students explode the myths and uncover learning realities while Catching On. CLUBS m icTcn uc loo COMMUNITY Whether working, sh opping or just having fun, students master their community with the How to do Anything Handbook. MUNSTER HS 1988 Whether dressing up for a fancy _ dance or enjoying weekend fun with friends, students look to Catch the Fever. MUNSTER HS 1988 50 MUNSTER HS 1988 While eating foreign cuisine or bowling for dollars, students participating in 23 organizations, ranging from A to Z, find themselves Caught in the Act. SPORTS Whether swimming laps, shooting baskets or spiking volleyballs, athletes prove You Gotta Hand it to ' Em. • w icrcr uc i Mi PEOPLE From tie-dyes to miniskirts and Photon to skateboarding, Ready or Not, Here We Come. MUNSTER HS 1988 104 MUNSTER HS 1988 164 MUNSTER HS 1988 212 ded n a roll, senior Randy Cook sees humor in the tug- of-war as he photographs the Homecoming pep rally. Finding himself in a position that he put others in throughout the year, Randy realized just what it means to be “caught red- handed.” 1988 Paragon Volume 23 Munster High School 8808 Columbia Ave. Munster, IN 46321 219-836-1450 m y Be on the lookout for the following: □ 1193 weary bodies scrambling out of bed on Sept. 8 and into school with rumpled hair, III sweatshirts and milk- stained mustaches. □ Darting eyes scoping the halls as new principal Dr. Steven Greenfield visited classrooms and became acquainted with the Mustang spirit. □ Students cramming six (or seven) classes worth of books, a leather jacket, gym bag, and who knows what else into a 5V2 inch wide locker space. □ Screaming fans boosting on the Varsity Football Team as cheers of excitement turned to tears of disappointment at the Hobart Brickie Bowl for the Regional title. □ Spare quarters to drop in to the new Student Government sponsored jukebox filled with pop tunes and golden oldies which lightened the lunchroom scene. □ Puzzled minds trying to decipher the correct words from half-drawn figures while playing Pictionary. Opening — — uiet moments in the hall give freshmen Natalie Krol and Karyn Krol time to study away from classroom clatter and chatter. Last minute cramming and unfinished homework was often worked into any available spare time. apturing the moods of many activities and personalities saw students getting involved in the year. No matter if it be junior Rich Myer and sophomore Kathleen Blair sitting out a dance because of a leg injury, junior Steve Cerajewski and Chris Marsh breaking through the hoop before the Lake Central game, juniors Gina Blaine and Stephanie McNary practicing for the Holiday Choral Concert or junior Karen Kunkel daydreaming in class, students found ways of making the year unusual. Opening n n ? earfian JtecL v CK,C3 in «... . become distinct images as sophomores Sharon • Murphy and Michelle Osinski huddle together to ward off the cold at Band practice, sophomore Jim Matthews glances at his typing manual, art teacher Mrs. De Hawkins and senior Rick Luna hang distortion pencil drawings outside the art room, sophomore Amy Warda and junior Amy Rogers practice their duo speech, and junior Bronwyn Billings proudly displays her Junior Class Homecoming spirit. Despite the outward appearance, things could not always be taken at “face " value. MUNSTER HS 1988 The list continues □ “Dead heads " clad in rainbow-colored tie-dye shirts listening to the latest tape “Touch of Grey.” □ Movie buffs forking over $5.60 to see the thrills and chills of “Fatal Attraction” and the romance of “Dirty Dancing.” □ Eyes in the skies as a Student Govern- ment-sponsored plane circled the foot- ball field displaying a Fly High to Victory banner to raise spirit at the Homecoming parade. The list of eye-catching individuals grew longer as the daily activities stuffed students’ sched- ules. Hallways were filled with ten National Merit Semi-Finalists, eccentrics who deviated from the norm and specialized in their own look, to the Red and White clad school-spirited majority. Whether donning heavy coats to ward off the frigid January sub-zero temperatures or peeling off layers to beat the soaring June heat, students discovered it wasn’t just the big events that cap- tured their interest. The details caught students red handed. v MUNSTER HS 1988 Opening ights shine brightly and crowds cheer excitedly while " The Underground” performs at the 3rd Annual Battle of the Bands. After a lot of screaming and three hours of various types of music, “Daddy Oak and the Squirrel Monkeys” was finally declared the winner. mused by her friend ' s comment, sophomore Vicki Vrabel laughs along with the rest of her lunch table. Having lunch with friends allowed many students to catch up on the day ' s events. Opening ressed for any occa- __ Sion, senior Mike Mel- lon disguises himself for the Crier Halloween party, senior Dave Ens- ley waits for band prac- tice to start, junior Jen Janusonis watches Homecoming festivi- ties, and junior Katie Fleming and senior Doug Johnson take a spin on the dance floor. Lively activities gave students a chance to let it all hang loose. % J? ' ather than hibernating, juniors Darlene Kender, Steve Hess and Nancy Gozdecki brave the chill for a friendly snowball fight. Neither raip nor snow could dampen students’ weekend fun. onfetti flying wildly, the Junior Class vies for the coveted Spirit Award. The class went on to win the $100 award for their class treasury. c ♦ I f .K A % i ' 7 Catch the Fever Die Hard willing to spend over 65 hours seniors: working on their Mickey Mouse “Making Mustang Magic” Home coming float, only to finish in third place for the third consecutive year. Urban making weekly trips to Chicago travelers: to shop at Water Tower Place, see the latest group at the University of Chicago Pavilion, or watch the NFC Central Division Chicago Bears take on the competition at Soldiers Field. Spirited blanketing the Varsity Football students: Team with hundreds of rolls of cascading toilet paper at the rowdy pep rally that preceded the Hobart Regional championship game. Exuberant dancing to the tunes of Daddy fans: Oak and the Squirrel Monkeys who rocked their way to first place at the Student Government’s third Annual Battle of the Bands. Whether fluffing flowers, dancing the night away, or just hanging out with friends, 1193 students always wanted to... Catch the Fever ever Wanted: So much to do in so little time, school’s just around the corner That’s it!! No more fun in the sun or sleeping late! It was okay for three months, but for the next nine, it’s back to readin’, writin’, and doin’ arithmetic. Starting the year off just right was important to most stu- dents. But, sticking to that goal didn’t always come. “Before another year starts, I set a goal for myself that I’m going to study much harder and get bet- ter grades. That usually lasts for awhile, but eventually I start slacking off,” senior Bill Melby T " was the night before school and sophomore Laura Dunn contemplates on what to wear. Students wanted to look their best, especially the first day of school. said. Grades weren’t the only things students worried about. " Since I went to St. Thomas More last year and wore a uni- form, I didn’t have to worry about what I was going to be wearing everyday,” freshman Helen Chronowski said. Teachers as well as students must prepare themselves for the school year. “I visit the li- brary looking for new books and various materials relating to the courses I ' m teaching in order to As the whistle blows, senior Dave Schoon gets ready to explode from the line. Summer football practice ranged from three to four hours a day, helping them prepare for the upcoming season. give my classes a better insight on the subject area,” Mr. Don Fortner, Accounting and Busi- ness Management teacher, said. By the end of the summer, some students became bored with being lazy. “By the time school begins to roll around, I am ready to start,” sophomore Toni Sellis said. “During the summer you don’t always see all of your friends. It makes classes more fun when you’re surrounded by buddies.” Once school had begun, stu- dents buckled down, ready or not. 8 All Set and Ready to Go As the last days of summer vacation come to an end, seniors Allison Potts and Rachael Pomeroy soak up rays in the front yard. Many students tried to get in a last minute tan before the warm weather disappeared. Like most of the 267 freshmen, Ben Hankin is coerced to ride the bus after the first day of school. Students found it difficult to get back in the routine after a summer of freedom. Oatch of the day ... 5 , 4 , 3 , 2,11 back to the books Labor Day morning, the last day of summer va- cation. The alarm goes off at 10:30 a.m. For many students, the reality still hasn’t sunk in that school is only one short day away. Students found themselves rushing out to get school supplies the night before. ‘‘I love picking out all sorts of crazy notebooks, folders, pens, and pencils because it makes doing monotonous schoolwork so much more fun,” senior Andrea Roy said. After weeks of shopping, students found it hard to find that perfect outfit to wear on the first day of school. “The night before, I spent an hour trying to decide what I was going to wear. I wound up changing my mind the next day anyway because it was too hot,” sophomore Larissa Brown said. Some students decided they would get to bed early the night before, realizing that they would have to wake up early the next day. “I tried to go to bed early, but it didn’t work. All I did was lie awake for two hours wondering what the next day would be like, " junior Leslie Schoon said. Whether it be sleeping in late or going to the beach with friends, the lazy days of summer must come to an end. Decisions plagued the minds of juniors Stephanie McNary and Lisa Dragos as they searched Jewel ' s shelves for new school supplies. Many students waited until the last minute to rush out to buy supplies the night before school began. All Set and Ready to Go 9 •••• ■f T- - ■ roudly chanting " Burn ' em at the Stake, " the theme of their first float, members of the Class of ' 90 enthuse sightseers in the Homecoming parade. Shouts accompanied the cheers as many sophomores expressed their spirit. Wi fith a serious look on his face, ju- nior Gene Chang discusses the finished product with fellow classmates just be- fore the judging. The minutes before the parade gave students a chance to put the finishing touches on their floats. • ••• 10 Homecoming rr n Wonderful World of Disney sheds it’s Homecoming l » MAGIC -Qll let n tecLcbj As the wonderful world of Walt Disney shed its magic on the Homecoming festivities, students united in class and spirit to start the year on a rushed note. Students crammed building floats, sleep- ing and studying into just two weeks. With Homecoming around the corner, a panic developed because the float locations had not yet been chosen. Principal Dr. Steven Greenfield suggest- ed holding the floats on school grounds in the bus garage by the North Parking lot. But, in fa- vor of tradition, students re- jected the proposal. “I didn ' t like the idea of having float at school because when it’s at Although the seniors captured the magic of the student body, they had difficulty in capturing the votes of the float judges. Their third and final at- tempt to win the float competition failed once again as the seniors came in last place for the third year in a row. someone’s house, it’s more like a get-together with your friends rather than a school activity,” said junior Jennifer Obenchain. Float locations were finalized when sophomore Brandon Siurek, junior Amy Fraser and senior Allison Potts offered the use of their homes. “Although my biggest fear was something getting broken, I thought hav- ing tons of people crammed into my house every night would be fun and exciting,” said Allison. With plans completed, stu- dents gathered to fluff flowers, design skirts and build con- structions. However, not all floats ran as smoothly as planned. “We were lucky to fin- ish because we received our tis- sue paper five days after the other classes started,” senior Chris Smith said, " We were way behind and had to work long- er. " To avoid the problems con- nected with the tissue paper, classes utilized new methods. The Sophomore Class used Kleenex and the Junior Class used spray painted newspa- pers. “I think the newspaper worked well for us since the tis- sue paper factory seemed to make every color except Dum- bo’s main color, gray. It was also a lot cheaper, " explained junior Melissa Klee. As the final festive week ap- proached, school activities continued to promote student spirit. Cheerleaders chose Mickey Mouse, Tie-Dye, Plaid and Jersey Day, along with the traditional Red and White Day, to round out Spirit Week. How- ever, participation was less. Oulminating over 60 hours of te- dious work with over 300 sets of hands, the sophomores unveil their first float. Their stringent efforts paid off as they captured first place in the float compe- tition. 11 — MAGIC continued than expected. ‘‘I was surprised that not too many students dressed up. People who usually wore tie-dyes would not wear them just because it was Spirit Week,” said sophomore Becky Deren. The arrival of Homecoming Day marked the start of the fun as the students poured out of school and into the football field bleachers for the pep rally. Classes chanted as their class- mates competed in the tug-of- war and tricycle wheelbarrel race. “I didn’t think riding a tri- cycle would be hard, but it was because my legs were too long. I had to pedal with them over the top of the handlebars,” sophomore Lisa Maxin said. The junior Class went on to win the tricycle wheelbarrel race, while the sophomores and the juniors battled it out in the tug- of-war finals, with the juniors tugging their way to victory. After the pep rally, students rushed to their float sites to add finishing touches and fasten heads, tie flowers on chicken wire and check lettering. ‘‘We cut it so close because we didn’t put Mickey ' s head on un- til less than half an hour before the judging,” senior Eric Schwartz said. Ready for the parade, the floats were then moved to the parking lot of the Christian Re- formed Church, where the judges awaited. ‘‘Judging was difficult because all of the floats were good, but it was fun to see how well the students devel- oped their floats,” Dr. Green- field explained. After dining at the Speech and Debate Teams ' annual bar- beque dinner, eager students and community members packed the football stands as the Mustangs hosted the Lake Central Indians, but it later turned to worry as the Indians dominated the field and beat the Mustangs 31-7. While the Flag Corps, Pom- Poms and Band began the half- time performance, the Home- coming Court lined up. Fresh- man princess Lauren Bomberger escorted by fresh- man Doug Webber, sophomore princess Allison Witty words of encouragement from the football captain bring smiles to the faces of seniors Cammi Champion, Robin Howerton and Debbie Somenzi. Although the seniors and sophomores yelled to their hearts ' content, the ju- niors won the Spirit Award. Into the rhythm of ‘‘Shout’ ' by the Isley Brothers, junior Noel Camire gets down to the beat. With music provided by the deejay, Platinum Sound, there was a wide variety of music for the 214 couples that attended. With float judging only a day away, junior Vicki Terranova hastily puts flow- ers on the wooden wire frame. Due to curfew limitations of 10:30 on week- days, juniors had to make the most of their time. 12 Homecoming 0 stch of the day Late night pays off Working after midnight often becomes difficult, especially with steroes blaring, hammers pound- ing and students screaming. Yet, students still found a way to have fun on one of the most chaot- ic nights of the Homecoming week ' s festivities. “The last night of float was the most frantic for me,” said junior Amy Fraser. “Everybody was go- ing crazy because around 10 p.m. we realized we hadn ' t made enough flowers for the neck of the elephant. So everybody, in a panic, made more flowers. " The night began to take its toll on students as they became more restless. Tired, droopy eyes appeared, and moods altered to aggravation and irritation. “I noticed the people who had been working until we finished were becoming crabby and messy, and they wanted to go to sleep,” said sophomore Branden Siurek. Some students’ moods even changed to slap- happiness. " People were actually beginning to laugh at my dad’s bad jokes,” Amy quipped. As the final touches were completed students realized that their work had come to an end. “Fin- ishing the float was the best part because every- one gathered to watch. Then all we had left to do was wait for the decision of the judges,” said soph- omore Donald Fesko. As the saggy-eyed students left each float site to get ready for school, silence filtered through the air and the realization hit that float festivities had once again come to an end for another year. Showing his school spirit, sopho- more John Davidson showcases one of his tie-dyes. A rebirth of fashions from the 60 ' s surfaced, as many students in- cluded tie-dyes in their wardrobe. Homecoming 13 MAGIC continued son Glendening escorted by her brother, junior Brad Glenden- ing, and junior princess Melissa Klee with escort senior Chris Smith, led the Royalty onto the field. Senior princesses Sue An- aszewicz and escort alumni Tony Hanas, Jo-Mary Crary with escort Tim Nau, and Lisa Tilka with escort Darrell Brown nervously lined up as the crowd anxiously awaited for Lisa to fi- nally be crowned queen. “I was very surprised, excited and ner- vous, but considering that this is only my second year at this school, it was even more spe- cial,” said Lisa. Two weeks of hard work for the sophomore class paid off as their float, Donald Duck, cap- tured first place. The juniors’ Dumbo finished second and the seniors’ Mickey Mouse took third. “It was really disappoint- ing because we are the only class to finish last in float com- petition three years in a row, but at least we ' ll be remem- bered for something,” said sen- ior Jay Dye. The festivities carried to Sat- urday as members of the Fresh- man Class and the Student Government combined efforts to transform the cafeteria into a magical kingdom. Evening came as 214 couples crammed into the cafeteria for the first dance of the year. The deejay, The Sound Machine, played music ranging from pop to hard rock to the “golden oldies.” " Not only was the music great, but the cafeteria was decorat- ed so well that I felt as if I was not even at the school for a dance,” said freshman Jamie Gardener. As the dance ended, students left and the cafeteria lights were turned off. The realization of the end of another Home- coming hit but the memories of the fun nights of float, the row- diness of the pep rally and the excitement of the dance re- mained. The “hum-hum” daily routine of school would set in until the next Homecoming. With marker in hand, junior Mary- Kate Kish draws an elephant logo repre- senting Dumbo, the Junior Class float, on junior Lisa Fehring ' s face. The ju- niors ' effort to achieve first place in float competition fell short as the soph- omores captured the award. Suspense filled the air as halftime viewers anxiously awaited the an- nouncement of the Homecoming Queen. Overwhelmed with emotion, senior Lisa Tilka sheds tears after being crowned. Smiles shine upon the faces of the Homecoming Court members as they walk across the football field Home- coming night. Members of the court in- clude: freshman Lauren Bomberger, accompanied by freshman Doug Web- ber; sophomore Allison Glendening, es- corted by junior Brad Glendening; ju- nior Melissa Klee, along with senior es- cort Chris Smith; senior Sue Anaszewicz, accompanied by alumni Tony Hanas; and senior Jomary Crary, with escort Tim Nau. •••• 14 Homecoming Hopeful of a victory, juniors Gene Chang and Eric Paredll hand-power their way to the finish line during the wheelbarrel race. Cheers came from fellow classmates, as the juniors won the relay race during the Homecoming pep rally. With all their might, the sophomore tug-of-war team fights fearlessly until they are dragged over the line. The sophomores defeated the freshman in the first round, but lost to the juniors for the title. Homecoming 15 From TPing to pep rallies, spirit brings fun, excitement “Mustangs, we’re for you, let’s win this game!! What ' s our Mustang battle cry? V-l-C-T-O- R-Y! Just hearing those familiar strains of the school ' s anthem and cheers could evoke tre- mendous spirit that students had for their class. In general, students showed considerable spirit when it came to how they felt about their school. " Even though I just moved here from Colorado last year, I’ve noticed a lot of the support and caring that the kids here have for their school and teams,” freshman Kristin Growitz said. In looking at how students displayed this school support, the Spirit Weeks, held during Homecoming week and the week of Basketball sectionals, proved to be a good example. Being held at times of big Although busy doing herclasswork, sophomore Laura Brietzke still shows her spirit by dressing up for Homecom- ing ' s Walt Disney Day. Homecoming and Basketball Sectional Spirit Weeks fired up both students and players through thematic dress-up days. — 16 games, these weeks were able to lift people ' s spirit. “By dress- ing up on different days it boosts the students ' spirits and gets them excited for the game. It also shows the team that we’re behind them and we support them,” sophomore Diane Adich said. Another method, the pep ral- ly, also evoked a lot of student spirit. Students were let out early at the end of the school day to attend these pep rallies. According to math teacher Mrs. Barb Johnson, " Rallies are held to instill school support in students. If we did not have pep rallies, we wouldn’t be promot- ing school support and unity. I believe that we should have more assemblies like this for this sole reason.” During pep rallies, students found many of the activities en- joyable. After a rousing song from the band, the players were introduced. Competitive relays involving classes usually followed. " At the rallies, the students always end up yelling a lot and they always feel really proud of the team standing right in front of them,” senior Kevin Bomberger explained. With scenes composed of loud cheers coming from a sea of white, it’s no wonder that students ' feelings and pride to- wards their school were stirred. School spirit was understood to be something that could never be forgotten or taken away. Standing out in the crowd, sopho- mores Tim Gill, Mark Smith, Paul El- wood. Eric Holton and Brent Clark dem- onstrate their concerned spirit. Al- though astonished at a questionable call, fans supported the basketball team through to the end of a last-sec- ond, two-point loss to Chesterton. Spirit I n the midst of his classmates, junior Bob Molnar screams his support during a pep rally, hoping to help his class win the Spirit Award. This support paid off as the juniors earned the Homecoming Spirit Award for most class support. With toilet paper in hand, senior Mary Blaesing TP ' s a player’s house the night before the Highland football game. Cheerleaders found decorating lockers and houses helped boost team spirit. Oheering for the team at the Re- gional football game pep rally, juniors Anne Bibler, Lisa Kraynik and Mary Mar- garet Tosiou root for the players as Coach Leroy Marsh seeks their support 17 Spirit Oatch of the day Psssssst . . . Heard the latest? “Rumor has it that ...” this common phrase could be heard dozens of times during the day, whether it be through the Commons or just sitting in the second hour English class. From note writ- ing to word-of-mouth, students found ways to spread the newest and juiciest news. Gossip seemed to be a favorite way for many students to break the monotony of a school day. “Gossiping gives you something to talk about be- sides just doing schoolwork all day,” said junior Jeanine Berkowicz. Some found gossip to be educational, as well as entertaining. “I can learn things from gossip. It’s fun just talking to my friends and hearing the hot- test news, like who went out with whom. It ' s kind of like having your own soap opera.” said senior Penny Opatera. Contrary to popular belief even guys enjoyed getting in on the latest news. “I gossip not only to find things out about people, but also because it ' s one of the more fun things to do during school,” said sophomore Saul Garza. Students realized, however that spreading ru- mors through gossip wasn ' t always fun and games. “T alking about people is fun, but it can also be dangerous. I know if I found out people were talking about me, I’d get upset!” stated sopho- more Becca Ochstien. Looking down upon gossip, junior Nick Autry said, “All gossip does is get someone or other into trouble. I find no fun in it.” Gossip has been around for a while, and probably, it’s here to stay. Like other pasttimes, it’s a way of life. “I wonder what life would be like without it?” questioned Jeanine. L ebbie, have you heard . . . ?” Getting in every word she can, senior Barb Helms surprises senior Debbie Glass with the latest news. Lunch not only offered students a time to eat, but it also gave students ample time to catch up on the juiciest gossip. 18 In School Fun As she puts on the final streamer, sophomore DeAnna Ryband adds some surprise to her friend’s birthday by decorating her locker. Celebrating birthdays in school helped to break the monotony of the same old routine once in a while. N atching for the parade to pass by, junior Rick Vendl and seniors Staci Schatz and Jodi Clapman enjoy the un- usually warm weather on Homecoming. Students found themselves relaxing due to Homecoming ' s half day of school. 7:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m., five days a week, Students sought ways to break loose WITHIN LIMITS J-£t it ail kdna Feeling run out of fuel and completely burned out, Christy wanders the familiar halls con- templating all the homework she has. In order to break the monotony of a day, Christy, like other students, found ways to escape boredom. Many students feel that school shouldn ' t be “all work and no play.” They would much rather gamble with their luck to have some fun. “When I’m in school and the pressure is real- ly on, I like to blow off studying and doodle, just to let off some steam, even if there is a chance of getting caught,” said sopho- more Kim Springer. Playing practical jokes be- came another form of breaking the boredom of the day. “I like joking around with people,’’ said junior Alan Zabrecky, “it ' s fun just to sit and joke around.” to break the dullness of second hour Government class, freshman Micky Levy hopes to sell some taffy ap- ples to seniors Steve Moskovsky, Don Williams and Lisa Patterson. Being new to the school, freshmen enjoyed taking part in various fundraisers. Another way students had found to have some fun was finding rides after school. But with a “little leaning on your friends,” as sophomore Tim Gill explained, the problem was solved. “Because not many of my friends drive it’s kind of hard to find rides, so when we do, we have to try and fit seven or eight people into a little Che- vette. It isn ' t all that comfort- able, but when you find the ride it’s sure better than walking, " Tim said. Celebrating birthdays in school also became fun for stu- dents. ”1 was so embarrassed, for my birthday my friends decorated my locker with some streamers and balloons and a sign of a bunch of personal nick- names that they called me. One of my teachers saw the names and started calling me them. The whole incident made me mad at first, but it eventually blew over,” said junior Jen Ber- tagnolli. Teachers, too, tried to change the routine pattern of the day. “I like wearing funny out ties and joking with the kids,” said Mr. Steve Wrobleski, math teacher. “Being able to joke around with my students is im- portant because it tends to ease some of the pressures of the school day.” Another way teachers were able to add fun and excitement to their class was to have par- ties. “I remember once our teacher let us order food and bring it to class. In order to be able to eat, we had to write down on a piece of some paper what we ordered in French and not until we got it right were we able to eat,” recalls junior Katie Fleming. Trying to break those burn- out blues, students and teach- ers found ways to revive their spirits by trying to have some fun in school now and then. While reaching for his grab bag, ju- nior Gene Chang wonders what’s in- side. Spanish classes enjoyed " fiestas” filled with pinatas, holiday treats, and grab bag gifts. 19 In School Fun Catch of the day Windy City takes teens by storm Chicago, home of “The Monsters of the Mid- way” and “The World’s Greatest Pizza,” brought students closer to life in the fast lane. With its “Magnificent Mile of Shops” and world renown restaurants, Chicago gave many students a chance to escape to the excitement a big city had to offer. “I love going downtown because there ' s so much to do, and I feel important being in such a big exciting place,” said freshman Amy Moser. A trip to the " Windy City” offered a fun-filled day of events. Students often voyaged to the city for shopping sprees, sporting events, ethnic festivals, fine dining or even cultural entertainment. " I go to Chicago year round, but it’s best during holidays because of the decorations,” said junior Debbie Payne. All that the city provided in entertainment went hand in hand with natural beauty. For many stu- dents, the 131 stories of the Sears Tower and the romantic style of a horse-drawn carriage provided the needed change of atmosphere to overshadow thedullness of the mundane week of school. “I like just walking down Michigan Avenue or along the shores of Lake Michigan just to see all the interest- ing features and neat buildings.” said senior Bryan Novotny. After a few hours of the hustle-bustle, students energetically tried to keep up with the fast pace and bright lights of Chicago. Yet, the world ' s fourth largest city remained a popular hangout for students. Afte ter rolling the die, sophomore An- drea Fefferman chooses between the Entertainment and Geography categor- ies as sophomores Dana Rothschild and Aimee Orr wait for her next move. Students often relaxed on weekends by gathering to play games such as Trivial Pursuit. 20 Weekend Fun Freed from school-week drudgery, students cash in as they find relief in WEEKENDS Like a caged monkey set free to roam, students darted out of school at 2:45 p.m. on Friday afternoons anticipating 48 hours of fun and relaxation to ease the tension from the school week. ‘‘Thank God it’s Friday” be- came a common statement among students. With 35 hours spent in school throughout the week plus many more spent fid- dling over homework, students met weekends with a highly an- ticipated welcome. ‘‘Weekends are like heaven to me because I can forget about school for awhile and kick back and enjoy myself,” said junior Jeff Dola- towski. Alarm clocks were turned off as students hoped to cop a few With a little help from her friends ju- niors Nick Autry and Ryan Gailmard, freshman Andrea Foltz searches for the perfect Christmas gift for her father. Because of hectic weekday schedules, students used weekends to do some necessary shopping. extra ZZZ’s. Being able to sleep in late on the weekends gave students a chance to catch up on the sleep that was lost in late night study sessions during the week. ‘‘I love sleeping so I roll out of bed on weekends, usually about noon or so. It is the only time I can sleep in,” said senior Cathy Nisiewicz. A lot of students opted to cruise to Chicago for weekend fun. Ranging from Blackhawk games to shopping sprees to fancy restaurants, the big city offered everything from enter- tainment to shopping and eat- ing. “Not only are there a lot of activities in Chicago, but there are so many interesting people that I can just sit for hours in a restaurant and watch all of the different people pass,” said sophomore Vicky Vrabel. Yet, some students felt they didn’t have to go to Chicago to have fun. Many students flocked to nearby movie the- aters for entertainment. Nestled under her covers, junior Lisa Dragos remains asleep until early afternoon. Students often used week- ends to sleep in late in order to recuper- ate from a week of homework and tests. Weekends wouldn ' t be complete without a Friday night football or bas- ketball game. Catching up on some gos- sip, Mr. Don Fortner, business teacher, and sophomore DeAnna Ryband wait for their Snickers during halftime at the Lowell football game. I don ' t mind paying $5 to see a movie if it ' s good. But I hate throwing money away on a bor- ing one,” said freshman Amy Skaggs. However, weekends weren’t always fun and games. SAT’s, ACT’S and achievement tests frequently turned Saturday mornings into another school day. But after 4 hours of te- dious testing, students still made the best of their week- ends. “I was so relieved when the SAT’s were over that I went out with my friends and cele- brated all day,” said senior Shaun Barsic. Whether students devised plans to fill their time or just sat around and relaxed, they antici- pated weekends as a break from the hectic week. Even if standardized tests had to be taken and homework had to be done, free time was still a major pasttime of students week- ends. .etting J it rip, junior Darlene Kender ombards junior Steve Hess as he tries wash junior Nancy Gozdecki’s face in ie snow. Winter often found students attling the sexes to relieve frustrations ulAAl rtrtd 1 m Weekend Fun 21 Gossip, pool, shopping, cards leave guys, girls with tough decisions when they’re TOGETHER The Poker table was filled. The chips were stacked. Now it ' s up to the five guys wearing torn shirts and ripped jeans to decide who will take home the big money. On the other side of town, a similar scenario was taking place. Brewing up the latest gossip, five sweats-clad, pony- tailed girls also gather around a table. And although there may not be any chips laid on the ta- ble, the stakes are nonetheless high. “Ladies night,” was for ladies only. Pigging out, clothes swap- ping and most of all gossiping were for sure to follow. " Gossip provides a way of keeping up- to-date on who is doing what to who,” sophomore Jo Galvin said. After finding out the latest scoop, watching a movie was a popular choice among girls, of- ten to enjoy a good cry. “We usually see romantic movies when we’re all together,” Me- lissa Klee, junior, said. “If we’re out with a guy and we start to cry, it is extremely embarrass- ; _ _ it ing. While girls chose an evening of gossiping or catching a mov- ie, guys preferred a more com- petitive evening. Athletic event proved a popular choice for guys to hang out. “We go to hockey games any chance we get because the action is non- ending,” junior Nick Autry ex- plained. “The fights and the rowdy crowds throwing stuff on the ice always makes it worth the trip.” Some even went as far as competing among themselves. Photon let players run wild Although the pot is already brim- ming over with money, senior Chris Dywan, again, raises junior Jason Ry- band with assured confidence. Poker was not only an exciting way to spend a Friday night with the guys, but also for some, very profitable. shooting beams of lights at each other. " Shooting at your friends is unexplainable,” sen- ior Mark Roper said. “Every game is different. A dog may be a man’s best friend, but a pool table runs a close second. “Most everytime my friends are over, we play pool,” sophomore Robert Grady explained. “However playing pool without a little side bet just isn’t exciting.” Excite- ment, like beauty, is only in the eyes of the beholder. So wheth- er fun meant shooting hoops or playing pool, seeing a movie, or swapping clothes, students of- ten turned an ordinary “ladies night” or " guys night out” into something a little more than or- dinary. With five other girls anxiously await- ing downstairs, seniors Sue Anaszewicz and Lynn DeChantel gather popcorn to munch on while watching a movie. Slumber parties were a popular way to get together and gossip. While i l freshman Karen Hughes sizes up a new sweater, sister Kathy, junior, examines it with extreme caution. Tak- ing a friend along to help decide what to buy made shopping a lot easier. ” 22 Same Sex Fun Same Sex Fun Searching for that perfect look, ju- nior Andrea Foltz leafs through the lat- est fashions. Making the rounds from store to store with friends made shop- ping much more fun. P atiently waiting for partner senior Bryan Novotny to sink the nine to eight- ball combination, senior Anthony Grady looks on with earnest optimism. Playing a wide variety of different games that included a team of two provided any group of guys more than enough enter- tainment. w hile working on Donald Duck, sophomore Jen Johnson makes con- versation with sophomore Eric Pinkie between fluffing flowers. Students found float a great place to go in groups to relax them. Mfter a long day of school, senior Chris Smith and junior Melissa Klee en- joy each other’s company as they relax while watching a video in Chris’s living room. Couples found that spending a quiet evening at home provided a good break from the monotonous routine of going out. While they take a break from doing homework, juniors Eric Pardell and Ilo- na Carlos spend a few minutes in the snow playing with Ilona ' s new puppy, Pepsi. Couples found outdoor activities to be a way to spend extra time with each other. Mixed Sex Fun Mfter being released from a half day of school on Homecoming, junior Kevin Nowaczyk, sophomores Rebecca Rib- ble, Marty Camire and Melissa Nicholas enjoy the floats of the parade hoping to get some pictures as they go by. Stu- dents enjoyed the half day because it was a break from their usual six hours of classes. Whether hitting hot-spots on dates or just as friends, students seek co-ed DIVERSIONS In the midst of cramming for six weeks’ tests, hastily writing last minute compositions, and memorizing mathematical for- mulas, students desperately sought ways to relieve school pressures. Enjoying the com- pany of members of the oppo- site sex offered such relief. Many considered dating an ideal method to have fun and alleviate stress from their prob- lems. “When I go out with a guy on a date, I really get to relax because I enjoy being with that person, and it gives me a chance to take my mind off school and stuff,” said junior Tina Carrara. Popular dating places varied among students. “I guess peo- ple on dates usually hit the the- aters, restaurants and con- certs. But it really doesn’t mat- ter to me as long as I can be with someone I like,” sopho- more Jason Schaum stated. Looking at mixed outings from a different perspective, some students preferred going to places as friends. “Going to the movies and then out to eat somewhere is always more en- joyable when there is a big bunch of guys and girls, “junior Christy Szala explained. “You can joke around and learn lots of new things from the opposite sex when you go out just as friends.” Going out in groups also helped to break the monotony of just going out with all the boys or all girls. According to sophomore John Kim, “Going out with just guys or just girls gets to be really boring at times because you do the same thing over and over again. It ' s inter- esting to go out with a group of girls and guys because you can get many different reactions that usually you wouldn ' t ob- serve.” Hot spots for mixed outings ranged everywhere from dance floors to the com- mon home. “Going to Jubila- tion, a dancing place, is great to take a bunch of your friends,” said junior Gina Torreano. “There ' s a lot of music and a lot of people your friends can meet.” Others preferred a more tra- ditional purpose for getting to- gether. According to junior Jen Gust, “Sometimes we all go to someone’s house to watch a home movie on a Saturday night. Other times we just like to watch football games on Sundays because the Bears play.” Whether heading out on a date or just going out with a group of friends, company with members of the opposite sex provided a change of pace from the hassles of everyday life. I ! 4 On a Friday night sophomore John Kim and freshman Mimi Sellis pay for their tickets to catch a new movie- — Planes, Trains and Automobiles at the River Oaks Cinema. Movies proved to be a popular form of entertainment for many groups of students. On a weekend shopping spree at the Benetton store in River Oaks, senior Barb Helms holds up a sweater to junior Ryan Gailmard to get a better perspec- tive of its fit. Students went on shopping sprees which eased the tensions of a hectic week. Mixed Sex Fun 25 Whether moving to the beat of Battle of the Bands or their own private walkmans, students experience MUSIC MANIA JLzt it dll hana out “9, 10, 1 1 o’clock 12 o ' clock rock, we’re gonna rock around the clock tonight ...” sang Bill Haley and the Comets 32 years ago. This attitude continues as many students classify them- selves as " round-the-clock” music lovers. Music served various func- tions for many students. Often, students played their favorite music to lift their spirits. “When I’m bummed out, I pop in a tape of R.E.M.’s greatest hits. It cheers me up,” said junior De- jan Kralj. Some students used music to relax. “At night I put mellow music on and set my radio for 30 minutes. It helps me fall asleep,” said freshman Gerri Panozzo. Another popular pastime for music lovers was attending concerts. Some students bat- tled crowds in sub-zero weath- er, while others turned the tick- et-buying event into an all-night affair. “When U2 came to Rose- mont, tickets were so popular that we stood in line from 10 p.m. on a Friday until 9 a.m. the next morning,” said senior Sean Brennan. " It paid off, though, because we got second row seats.” Musical interests varied among students from Top 40 to the Golden Oldies to heavy metal. “I like music from the 60’s. These groups were the pioneers of rock and roll,” said senior Brian Preslin. “Their mu- sic was a battle cry for peace.” However, music wasn’t just limited to listening. Playing a musical instrument was also popular among students. Inter- ests ranged from guitars to drums to saxophones. Some of these musicians joined together and displayed their talent at the Third Annual Battle of the Bands sponsored by Student Government. “We feel that the Battle of the Bands is a good chance for young mu- sicians to show their talent and the students seem to enjoy it,” said Student Body President senior Todd Rokita. Student Government spent over $1000 on equipment. Dad- dy Oak and the Squirrel Mon- keys won $460 with their first place showing, Kaos captured second place and received $40 and $20 was given to the Un- derground, the third place win- ners. “We really got the crowd on their feet which helped us to overcome our nervousness,” said senior Tom Johns, guitarist for Daddy Oak. Whatever the reason was, students found music to be a popular form of entertainment. Some liked to listen and some liked to play. But whichever they preferred, music served its purpose for everyone as a favorite pastime. With the Talking Heads “Little Crea- tures " album in hand, senior Julianne Chevigny checks the selections on the backside of the album cover. Albums, compact discs, and cassettes played an important part of students’ leisure time. 26 Music As part of a tribute to Elvis Presley, senior John Guerra dedicates the song " Jailhouse Rock " on the 10th anniver- sary of the death of the rock-n-roll star. The Battle of the Bands provided a wide variety of music as each band displayed their personal interests and style. I n the mood for rock-n-roll, freshman Karl Boehm strums his electric guitar while reading from his music guide. Stu- dents often played musical instruments as a favorite hobby. Enjoying the sounds of the band Your Generation, the rowdy crowd closes in on the smoke swept stage. Throughout the program students of- ten found themselves standing rather than sitting to cheer on the bands as they battled it out for first place. Catch of the day Hut pays off as profits roll in When a seventeen year-old decides to go out on a limb, it usually entails something a little less drastic than opening a business, but junior Jamey Volk decided to try a new twist and opened the profitable Skatehut. The Skatehut contains paraphernalia ranging from clothes to snow and skateboards that a per- son would need to be an expert at either sport. “I go to the Skatehut whenever I have some money, because I can always increase my stock of snow- boarding equipment,” said freshman Joe Janu- sonis. Numerous decisions are involved in opening a business, but there is always a " method to one’s madness.” " I decided to open the Skatehut back in July because I felt that the general area needed a place for boarders to buy stuff, and I thought it would be a good investment,” stated Jamey, own- er and manager of the Skatehut. " The money coming in pays the expenses and some profit is always left over.” Most employers would agree that hiring em- ployees is a tedious job, but for Jamey the task was more pleasure than pain. “I hired my friends to work at the Skatehut mainly because they wanted to and it would be a lot easier on me. Working for me are sophomore Adam Rothschild, juniors Alan Dillard and Brian Darnell, and occa- sionally senior Jeff Kwasny. Ditching class and going out to lunch may be big risks for some high schoolers, but Jamey decided to ‘go for the gusto’ and opened a business be- coming a teenage entrepreneur. .... 28 Working and Jobs Juggling school, work students struggle to keep up grades, job responsibilities while earning spending money It ' s 2:45 p.m., the bell rings . . . there is exactly 1 hour and 15 minutes to run home, grab a quick bite to eat, get ready, and dash out the front door for work. After facing an exhausting day of school, some students found that their work had not ended. Jobs took up any free time they had. During the school year, many students chose to juggle the pressures of a job as well as homework. “My job interferred with school because it took away a lot of study time, so I asked my manager to cut my hours. Still, it interferes, but I On the way to his first million, junior Jamey Volk, owner and manager of the Skatehut, gives change to a customer for his purchase of a new skateboard. Income covered expenses of the ' hut ' while the profits served as " pocket change " . guess I ' ll have to live with it,” senior Robin Fandrei explained. School was not the only thing that jobs interfered with. “On the nights I have a chance to go out and do something really ex- citing, I have to work,” senior Laura Mcgill said. “I don’t go out much on weekends any- more because my friends don’t want to wait until 9 p.m to go out.” Despite a few setbacks, jobs proved to be helpful in many ways. “The major advantage of having a job is having money. I’m always broke, but when my paycheck comes I have lots of money to spend for the week- While working at Citizens Federal Savings, senior Debbie Koepke pro- cesses a check for the customer by punching in the account number on the computer. Students jobs gave them the experience as well as training they will need to be able to handle the responsi- bilities of the working world. end,” said senior Denise Calla- han. For some, jobs were actually an improvement. “My job helps me to develop communication skills because I meet many peo- ple while I work,” junior Bryan Kasper added. Students’ jobs proved to be more than just a place to earn money. “I’ve learned the value of the dollar and that you must work hard to move ahead in the business world. I’ve also learned how to handle pressure on the job,” senior Matt Sobo- lewski said. Although there were disad- vantages when it came to jug- gling work with school, the ad- vantages that a job provided eventually paid off in the long run. Students learned to handle responsibilities, not to mention money, from taking part in the working world. T rying to earn some extra spending money junior Renee Meyers babysits her niece Maigen Pawlowski after school. Delivering newspapers, shovel- ing snow in the winter, and mowing lawns in the summer were some other ways students found to earn that extra buck. Working and Jobs 29 From cleaning house to running errands, students learn to face up to their Driving into her garage after a long day of school, Janet sud- denly backed out remembering that her mother had wanted her to go to the store for gro- ceries before she came home. Students such as Janet found themselves in this same posi- tion at times. Doing errands seemed to be an active part of students ' lives as soon as they were able to handle the work. “When I reached the age that gave me the ability of doing things around the house and making my parents work a little easier, they put me to it,” said fresh- man Cari Ugent. Upperclassmen often found themselves doing errands out- side of the house because they were able to drive. “I really didn’t do that many errands be- fore I got my license. Now, I al- ways do little things for my par- ents,” said junior Mark Gon- zales. On the other hand, some took a disliking to the whole idea of housework and running errands. According to junior Steve Konkoly, “I take movies back to the video store, drop things off at the post office, and go grocery shopping. At times it just gets to be too much be- cause my parents don’t seem to realize that I have other things to do.” Almost finished with doing the dishes, sophomore Jen Gershman dries the last plate from her family’s dinner. Students found that by only do- ing such duties they could get to their homework on school days. As Janet pulled back into he garage with three bags of gro- ceries, she realized that al- though she really didn’t care much for running to the store and back, it was just something she had to do. Like many stu- dents, Janet actually remem- bered a time when she loved running errands. After giving it a thought, she realized that it was not as fun and exciting as it was madetobe in thefirst place. After coming home from a rough vol- leyball practice, junior Sharon Pavol takes care of one of her chores by va- cuuming her living room floor. Many students found housework to be a regu- lar part of their schedule on weekdays after school. Sent to the grocery store late on a Monday night, senior Pablo Bukata pur- chases milk for his mother. Running to the store was just one of the many er- rands students had to complete. 30 Doin n nds r atch of the day Parents push for clean rooms “Clean it up now! I’m not going to remind you again! " Parents often threatened their kids with a comment such as this after seeing the condition of their rooms on a regular basis. Students felt that their parents just did not un- derstand that they didn’t have the time to clean it. According to junior Phil Milne, “I just run out of time to clean anything. I ' m always preoccupied with something, probably because I’m really just trying to avoid it.” In looking at the students’ opinions of this con- stant command, a disagreement could be found. " I think my room is clean enough. But my mom always tells me to clean it. She wants it to be immaculate, " said junior Eileen Han. Still, many students felt that their parents com- plained about their room simply to have some- thing to yell about. “Parents just like to shout at their kids about their rooms.” The room may be totally clean, but to parents, it’s not,” said sopho- more Tom Bendis. After a ususal five-minute wait, “All right that’s it. If you don ' t do it now, then you will be grounded for a month! " Oince she got another scolding, freshman Kristin Growitz decides to clean her room before she gets another reprimand. During the school year, students found cleaning their rooms troublesome, and frequently ran out of time to complete the task. Brushing off the mounds of snow, senior Pete Arthas finds the harsh win- ter season takes a toll on his car. Keep- ing a car in tip-top condition during the winter sometimes became a nuisance, but made driving safe and easier for students. Catch of the day Red lights, sirens elicit sweaty palms As the red lights flashed and sirens blared stu- dents’ minds turned to panicked thoughts of how to raise the $88 for the “breaking of the law” to their parents. For those students who were pulled over, the situation sometimes left an unpleasant impres- sion. “Being pulled over was one of the worst ex- periences I ' ve ever had. I’ll never forget the un- easiness as the policeman wrote up the ticket.” senior Andrea Roy explained. Not only did speeding violations pose problems, but accidents became an increasing threat to driv- ers. “I never thought I would get into an accident, but in the past year I’ve been in three collisions,” recalled junior John Reed. With the yellow speeding ticket lying on the dashboard, students rationalized that it was bet- ter slow than sorry. T ired of running on " E, " senior Diane Adich fills her tank to “F” with the day’s pay. Many students were forced to pay for their own gas, making a job a neces- sity. 32 Cars and driving Wheels of misfortune poses problems for today’s CHAUFFEURS Mat alt It ' 5 Icecl ctac Some say dog is a man’s best friend, but in high school a stu- dent would probably consider his best friend to be his car. As students got behind the wheel and paraded the streets, they often forgot the responsibilities of driving a family truckster, sports car, or just a plain old blue bomber. After students completed the monotonous hours of driver ' s education, they looked forward to roaming the town for action. “As soon as I finished up driv- er’s education and got my per- mit,” exclaimed sophomore Pat Foreburger. But now that I have my license, washing and taking care of the car became a real bother.” Taking care of an automobile became a nuisance, as stu- dents learned that washing, waxing, and cleaning the car kept it in tip top condition. “I had to start cleaning out my car so people could get in there,” laughed junior Mary Kate Kish. “It’s like a second bedroom.” In addition to maintaining their cars, several found that it was a hassle running errands for their parents. “When I have to take my brother somewhere, I con him into giving me money for gas because it comes out of my own pocket,” explained ju- nior Rod Vanator. Not only did students find getting money for gas to be a dilemma, but paying for car in- surance became a major finan- cial problem in the young years of their lives. Some students found getting a job as an easy answer to their problems. Yet, others continued mooching off family members. “I ' ve found it easier to pay my parents off gradually since I can’t seem to find a steady job,” stated junior Kathy McCaine. After overcoming small prob- lems, students realized plea- sures of driving a car. “Not only don’t I have to ask for the car, but it’s a great improvement to my social life,” said senior Doug Johnson. As with most everything, drivers realize that the prob- lems came in hand with the ad- vantages of having a car. Most students agreed, however, that the little hassles were worth the trouble when it came to taking their “friend” for a quick spin. With hose in hand junior Margo Co- hen rinses the final soap off her car. Although students dreaded keeping their car clean it was important to keep the car presentable. As he pays the consequences for blowing a stop sign, junior Steve Hess reluctantly takes his ticket from the po- liceman. However, with the $88 traffic violation fine, many students took more precautions when driving. 33 •••• Cars and driving From aerobic to weight-training exercises, plus eating right helps students get back to BODY BA SICS A ot clLL It ' 5 cracked, up to- be. “Just five more!” shouts the aerobics instructor with an en- thusiastic smile. “Yeah right — 5 more, more like 30!’’ groans the fatigued fit- ness fantatic as she futily at- tempts the leg lifts. Despite the tremendous ef- fort, students found that exer- cise kept them feeling good about themselves. " Being so conscious of how I look, I decid- ed to join Omni 41 to help me lose weight,” said junior Julie Baretz. " In the year I’ve been going there I’ve lost almost 30 pounds.” Even when some students ' sports seasons were over, they still liked to exercise. “I still try to keep in shape by working out As she checks to make sure his blood pressure is 120 80, Dr. Katica Sorak performs an annual physical check-up on sophomore Mark Farinas. Even though students didn ' t like going to the doctor, they found it was necessary to keep healthy. often,” said junior Robert Mer- rick, swimmer. " Now that the weather’s getting nicer, I can take my fitness program out- doors.” Contrary to the myth, " an apple a day keeps the doctor away, students still had to face going to see the doctor. " Even though I take vitamins every- day, I still get sick and wind up going to the doctor,” said freshman Nancy Durham. “The only good thing about going to see the doctor is if your ap- pointment is during school.” For many students, keeping their weight down through diet or exercise was important for them to uphold. " I don ' t have the patience to diet much, or have time to go and workout after school, so I took the weight-training and condition- ing class that was offered at school. The class inspired me to have fun, exercise, and lose weight,” said sophomore Missy Alonzo. After a hard day at school, students felt as though they were totally burned out. Stay- ing healthy may not only re- quire doing exercises for the body, but doing exercises for the mind. " If I have had a tough day, sometimes I like to just sit in my room and kind of medi- tate for a while,” said junior Ja- son Foltz. " So I guess you can say that it ' s healthy for the mind.” So whatever it was that stu- dents did to stay healthy, they usually found that taking prop- er care of themselves was im- portant for good general health as well as their appearances. Keeping it under the speed limit ju- nior Karla Franciskovich goes out on Saturday morning for a brisk jog. Karla, as well as many other students, found that jogging was the perfect way to keep fit. — 34 Staying Healthy S she keeps in mind that it’s impor- tant to stay healthy, freshman Nancy Durham decides to purchase a bottle of vitamin C. Taking essential vitamins and minerals have helped students to stay healthy as well as battle through those occasional miserable times when stricken with such illnesses as the com- mon cold to the 3-day flu. ith all he’s got sophomore Dino Vrehas exercises very intensely by working out with the new Nautilus equipment in the weight room. Stu- dents found that exercise such as aero- bics, swimming, and bicycling were helpful in keeping their bodies toned. Catch of the day Odd diseases plague students Okay, so the clod of your composition teacher scheduled a mind-racking comp the day after the biggest party of the year and you haven ' t even started on your outline yet. Something told you to stay home the night be- fore and start it, but you just couldn’t get motivat- ed to do it. So now you sit there at the breakfast table, watching the clock tick away and in 20 min- utes, you have to hand in the blank comp with an excuse for only having your name on it. Students often made up some wild stories to get out of school. “Since the weather is getting nicer, and ‘Senioritis’ is starting to kick in, I find myself blowing off homework more and more,” senior Tracy Linnane explained. “When realizing the trouble I ' m in, I find myself suddenly becoming very ill.” There was a wide variety of excuses students used to stay home. The most common one was faking sick, but the most unusual was “telling my parents that I have a sudden case of amnesia and can’t remember a thing for the exam,” junior Sean Welsh said. Complaining of a stomach ache, you succeeded in staying home. Rescued from class, “sudden " diseases seemed to save some students’ lives. Try i ng to weasel her way out of going to school, junior Cara Phelan is quick to think of an excuse. Students conjured up different excuses that ranged from practical to bizarre to con- vince their parents to let them stay home for the day. Staying Healthy 35 Changing to fit image of adulthood, students find dates, dances, interviews as reasons to dress up Throughout the Commons, students could be spotted wearing stone-washed jeans, tye-dye shirts and Reebok ten- nis shoes. Although this was fine for school or bumming around in on a Saturday after- noon, such casual clothes couldn’t possibly be worn at all times. Dressing up for a dance, a date, or even school were some occasions students found en- joyable. “I look forward to ev- ery Friday night because after working all week in school, my boyfriend and I usually dress up and go out for a nice romantic dinner somewhere,” junior Ju- lie Baretz explained. Other occasions in which stu- dents " dolled up " were dances ove her reach, freshman Kim Wal- ter lights the candles while attending Sunday service. Going to church cere- monies gave students a chance to get dressed up in their Sunday best. such as Homecoming or Prom. " Making a big fuss and getting all fancied up for a dance makes the event extra special,” said freshman Chris Bliess. " It’s not something you do everyday, so a lot of people look forward to it.” Senior year was the time stu- dents looked forward to most. Part of the excitement of being a senior was getting dressed up for senior pictures. " I made the extra effort to ensure that I looked especially nice, since this would be the last picture I’d have to take for a yearbook,” explained senior Jerry Cabrera. " I wanted to make a memora- ble impression on my class- mates.” Trying to " dress for suc- cess,” students found it im- perative that their appearance was impressionable before go- ing for a job interview. " Before applying at Briar Ridge I made sure I wasn ' t wearing my torn jeans or I knew I ' d never get hired!” said sophomore Erica Boehm. As Fernando Lamas would say, " It is better to look good than to feel good,” some stu- dents decided to wear some- thing extra nice to school. “To break the monotony of the same old clothes I wear, I spend a little more time each morning choosing a variety of outfits,” senior Susan Higgins explained. When and what to wear was a crucial decision students had to make. Since an impressionable appearance was important, students made time in choos- ing that perfect outfit for the right look. Dressed up for a candlelight dinner at home, senior Todd Rokita and junior Heather Fesko finish their evening with pleasant conversation. Students found that getting dressed up to stay home proved to be as much fun as a night out on the town. tttt 36 All Dolled Up With a last-minute spray of Final Net, senior Jennifer Frankovich prepares herself for the Turnabout dance. Much of the excitement of going to a dance was buying a new dress and getting dressed up. All dolled up for his senior picture at Olan Mills, Jerry Cabrera poses for Yvonne Boggs for a final picture during his high school years. Dressing up for senior pictures gave seniors the chance to class up their act one last time. Is hustle really worth hassle? “Oh, no . . . not again!” the girl and her date exasperated as her parents announced they had another role of film to use for pictures before the dance. As couples prepared themselves for a night of fun and excitement at whatever dance it may be, they first had to go through the “torture” of tak- ing a few pictures with the family. “I feel so dumb when we have to come to my house to take pic- tures because all of my relatives are usually around to see me and my date, and I always get embarassed, " said junior Stephanie McNary. Girls, more than boys, found that getting their picture taken was a hassle. “Whenever I have to get my picture taken, especially if it’s for a dance, I have to check my make-up, fix my hair, etc., be- fore getting in front of the camera,” said freshman Amy Moser. “This can end up taking so much time.” When time came to wrap up the picture taking at one house, students heaved a sigh of relief. But sometimes, students went to dances in large groups, taking them from one house to another for pictures. " Going to a dance in a large group is a lot of fun, but it can be a pain, not to mention exhausting, going from house to house for pic- tures,” said sophomore John Sipple. Finally getting out of the last house and heading for the dance was a moment that many couples anticipated. This was the night they had looked forward to for weeks, and it felt good knowing there wouldn’t be any more family pictures . . . until the next dance. All Dolled Up 37 — As she slips on her shoe, hurrying be- fore her date arrives junior Dina Hanes gets ready to leave. To look just right girls spent hours before the dance pre- paring themselves for the big evening. Surrounded by their fellow stu- dents seniors Joe Knight and Cathy Ni- siewicz take their place in the spotlight dance as King and Queen. The royal couple was elected by students upon entering the dance. Looking at the vast number of hearts junior Jeff Banas and his date try to find theirs. Pink and white glittered hearts with each couple ' s names were special souvenirs that could be kept to cherish the night. 38 Turnabout Switching roles, girls take lead to have time of their lives as they ready for some DIRTY DANCING -QLl Jotted up As the cold winds blew on Feb. 6, and the temperatures dropped to 20 degrees below zero, students gathered at school in semi-formal attire, ready to have the " Time of their Lives” at the cheerleader- sponsored turnabout. For the evening to begin, the guy usually went to pick up the girl at her house. " I was really nervous to go by myself and pick up my date,” junior Rod Vanator said. " But the couple we doubled with were really good friends of ours, so my friend and I decided to go to- gether and pick up our dates at the same time. Not having to go alone made it a lot easier on Upon entering the dance, seniors Kim Kosiatek and Matt Sobolewski. and juniors Chris Behling and Leslie Schoon walk through the colorful balloon arch with startled expressions at the trans- formed cafeteria. With all the extra decorations cheerleaders had, they were able to add more decorum to the dance. me.” As the clock struck 8 p.m. students entered the cafeteria as they walked under the pink and white balloon arch and into the colorful lunchroom that had been decorated by the cheerleaders that day. “At first we didn’t think we were going to finish because of all the decorations we had, but at 6 p.m. the winter fantasy land was completed and the hard work really showed,” said freshman Geri Panozzo. Although tickets were $15 (up from $12), it didn’t stop the girl from asking their guys to go to the dance; in fact, 263 tick- ets were sold, setting a record. “I really didn’t mind having to pay a little extra money for tick- ets and pictures, because I had so much fan that it was well worth it,” said junior Gina Wla- zik. As the theme song, ‘‘The Time of My Life” sung by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes began to play, King and Queen, seniors Joe Knight and Cathy Nisiewicz, took their place in the spotlight. “I was totally sur- prised that they chose us but I must admit it was pretty em- barrassing being the only cou- ple on the dance floor with all eyes on us,” said Joe with a smile. The couples danced the night away to the music provided by D.J. Doug Norris from Platinum Sounds. ”1 really think the vari- ety of music the D.J. played was good, although it would’ve been better if he played some older songs, too,” said sophomore Doug Poulston. As the night began to come to an end, students began to leave the dance around 1 1 p.m., con- templating if they had the time of their life. " It was a very ap- propriate theme considering high school is supposed to be ’the time of your life,’” said Mrs. Frankie Fesko, cheerlead- ing sponsor. Early morning on the day of turna- bout, junior Ally Dedelow prepares the mood for the dance by taping stream- ers onto the ceiling. Cheerleaders spent 10 hours decorating the cafeteria for students. Turnabout 39 When East meets West chopsticks, cooley hats, fortune cookies leave Prom couples in CULTURE SHOCK -£)ll cU-bct up Warm weather, flowers and sunshine all have something in common — they mark the coming of spring. And with the arrival of spring, comes an event that marks the near end of another school year: PROM. With only three weeks left in the school year, students put off homework and tests for the last social function of the year. ‘‘I had a great time at Prom, but it was kind of sad since it was my last high school dance,” said senior Rachel Pomeroy. Oriental fans, kimonos and chopsticks helped to develop the theme on May 21 at Wicker Park Social Center. Elegantly robed in formal gowns and tux- edos, 233 couples entered into a world of Oriental decor from 6 to 12 p.m. “We narrowed the theme choice down to Oriental and New York. We chose Orien- tal since it was more roman- tic,” said junior CEC member Paulette Pokrifcak. Waiting for the band " Lock the Gate " to play the next tune, senior Tom Bair and Cheryl Aggrelo hope to hear " When a Man Loves a Woman.” Stu- dents selected the theme song from three choices. Getting to Prom proved to be an important factor for stu- dents. Some rented limousin es and others spent hours wash- ing Dad’s car. However, one un- usual vehicle that arrived at Wicker Park was a horse-drawn carriage transporting junior Todd Apato and his Prom date. After an hour of mingling with friends, students sat down for dinner which consisted of chicken, roast beef, ravioli, corn and a salad. “The food was better than I expected, but the best part of the meal was the ice cream they served for des- sert, " said sophomore Allison Rothschild. In order to capture the magic of the occasion, students stood in line for pictures. Some opted to stand in line after dinner was eaten, whereas others wanted to get their pictures out of the way before dinner. " The line was so long that by the time we sat down to eat, our dinner was ice cold,” said junior Eric Park- er. Back on the dance floor, the band “Lock the Gate” began to play. Many people had mixed feelings about the band. ‘‘I thought they were swell; they really got the students rolling,” said senior Matt Efron. Howev- er, when they played a tape re- cording of the theme song, some students expressed op- posing views, ‘‘When they played a tape of ‘When a Man Loves a Woman,’ the theme song, I thought it was tacky,” said junior Anne Bibler. After hours of dancing, cou- ples were able to kick back and relax their tired feet for a few minutes. The back patio was provided for students to step outside and cop a fresh breath of air. As midnight rolled around couples began leaving to con- tinue their festive weekend. Oriental fans and cooley hats were taken as a rememberance of the event. Another night of memories came to an end for students as another weekend of memories began. I eady for an evening of dancing, senior Dave Schoon and alumnae Mi- chelle Plantiga check in upon entering the dance. Tickets cost $45, including dinner and entertainment. In search of the table where their friends had saved them a place, senior Chris Chronowski and sophomore Mer- rilynn Vransevich squeeze their way through the crowded dining room. Since 233 couples attended, Wicker Park Social Center filled to capacity. Caught up in the Oriental atmo- sphere, alumnae Patti Santucci tests her ability to use chopsticks on the fruit cocktail. After futile attempts students found chopsticks to be frustrating and reverted to the American use of knives and forks. T O capture their memories, senior Tina Lively and her date, juniors Dave Arlen and Amy Hulett, and senior Art Thompson order photo packages. Along with the formal pictures, stu- dents brought cameras to snap their own shots during the evening. 41 Prom Presumed innocent until proven guilty, angry jurors seek verdict in murder case A long wooden table, 12 chairs, and one window set the scene for the winter play “The Twelve Angry Jurors. " This sim- plistic set created the right at- mosphere for all the intense de- bating and discussion that went on within the one-room set. Overcoming obstacles such as inexperienced actors and lack of student interest, the play did actually take place on Feb. 25, 26, and 27. “Students involved were new to the stage T rying to better their performance, seniors Kris Siebecker and Ted Vrehas practice their lines as if this were open- ing night. Students rehearsed five days a week for two hours each day to get their parts perfect. but they performed well,” said World Literature teacher Mr. Phil Clark. The play centered on a mur- der trial involving a young boy who supposedly stabbed his fa- ther. Twelve jurors sat in a chamber to discuss the verdict. In the beginning, one jury mem- ber, played by senior Kris Sie- becker, cast the only vote of “not guilty. " Contradicted by 11 other jurors, led by senior Ted Vrehas, Siebecker de- manded a revote. A revote was cast and one other juror joined the “not guilty” stand. The remainder of the two-act play dealt with serious debates over the convicted murderer. " Even though the plot was basi- cally simple, the audience easi- ly became engrossed in the ac- tion,” said senior Jeff Strater. Almost 400 tickets were sold for the three performances. “I was quite pleased with the turn- out of the play. I hope it contin- ues for the drama club in the future,” said English teacher Mrs. Kathy Dartt, drama direc- tor. One advantage of working with a small cast was that it gave everyone a chance to work and cooperate as a team. After solving minor problems the members of the cast were able to present the play with a unified effort. How can that be? Senior Ted Vrehas expresses his viewpoint as he debates the case with junior Amy Hulett. Up un- til the final moments of the play, Ted felt that the accused boy was guilty of killing his father, but he finally changed his verdict and the boy was found inno- cent. Disgusted with a terrible argument, sophomore Kari Shapiro turns away to express her annoyance with the other jurors. Members put much effort into maki ng the production as realistic as possible. ... 42 Spring Play Pointing the finger at fourth juror senior Ted Vrehas, freshman Tina Ag- new tries to settle a dispute among the court. Throughout the play the jurors debated, sometimes fiercely, to reach a verdict. I n order to create a top notch perfor- mance, sophomore Vicky Vrabel and ju- niors Amy Hulett and Scott Rubin re- ceive offstage instructions after having fouled up their lines, Actors had four weeks to memorize their lines for the three acts of the play. Spring Play 43 tttt Frenchy and Jan, portrayed by juniors Dana Richardson and Gina Wlazik, host a pajama party for the new girl Sandy, played by senior Barb Helms. Unfortu- nately, the girls spent a major part of the evening making fun of Sandy ' s inno- cence. While harmonizing to the catchy phrase, " What ' s that song on the radio . . . Roger, played by senior Kevin Bomberger, and Doody, played by ju- nior Dejan Kralj, entertain the Rydell gang. Considering the song started out with the single note “C,” Roger and Doody produced a musical crowd- pleaser. Amazed at how stunning Sandra Dee, portrayed by senior Barb Helms, looks after a make-over by Frenchy, senior John Guerra and the rest of the Burger Palace Boys fall into action. 44 Musical From the Pink Ladies to the Burger Palace Boys, students don poodle skirts, leather jackets to relive the NIFTY FIFTIES -Qll dotted up Long, colorful poodle skirts and bowed, bobbed ponytails danced to and fro on stage as the music began to pick up. Sleek leather jackets and rolled jeans darted around in a frenzy. The music abruptly stopped. Two figures, one certain boy and one certain girl, rose above the rest, singing slowly in har- mony, “Summer dreams, ripped at the seams ...” Such was one of the many memorable scenes of the spring musical “Grease”. Simi- lar scenes proved memorable for more than a few people as more than 2500 people packed F riends Forever, " the Rydell High School Student body greet both old and new students back to the first day of school. An all-cast production number, ‘‘We Go Together,” opened and closed the Music Department’s spring musical. the auditorium for the three nights of the show: May 5, 6, and 7. “I was simply astonished at how fantastic the production was. It was put on almost exact- ly as the movie,” said freshman Emily Baciu. " Grease” not only enter- tained the record crowd, but also the actors and actresses as well. According to senior Ke- vin Bomberger, " Doing it was so much fun. Not only was it en- joyable to sing, but performing it was great, too.” Moreover, the reaction from the audience was just as enthu- siastic. " As far as I ' m con- cerned, this musical was the best one I’ve seen here,” said senior Eunice Cardenas. However, a lot of preparation was put into the show. Cast members practiced six days a week over a period of five i weeks. " Getting everyone to say the right lines, be in the right places and such was diffi- cult to do. But in the end, it defi- nitely proved to be worth it,” explained senior B arb Helms. Commenting on the success of the musical, choir teacher and director Mr. Richard Holm- burg said, “People have no idea of how much effort was put into it. It was incredible. I felt that it was one of the most successful shows in years. By the end of the musical, all of the preparation and hard work put into the production gained the respect and liking of everyone who came to see it. Viewers, old and young, left the auditorium reminiscing about those nifty ’50 ' s summer nights.” As Marty ' s friends admire her new Ki- mono, junior Katie Fleming sings her heart to ‘‘Freddy My Love.” Being in a musical gave students a chance to dis- play their singing and dancing talents. With a hint of sadness. Sandra Dee, played by senior Barb Helms, sings “Look at Me, I ' m Sandra Dee, " ex- pressing her will to change her person- ality. This eventually led to Sandy ' s crossover from innocence to one of the Pink Ladies. Musical 45 Happy to receive his diploma from school board member Mr. Lawrence Kocal, Matt Efron lets out a final yell. Matt surprised the audience by kissing Senior Class President Susan Higgins after she called his name. Minutes before the opening pro- cession, Jodie Johnson straightens Doug Johnson ' s tie while sitting in the auditorium. Seniors were required to be in the auditorium for last minute instructions on commencement. Intently listening to Salutatorian Pablo Bukata reminisce about the last four years of high school, Steve Sersic is reminded of events such as decorat- ing for Homecoming and taking third place in float senior year. Ranked first in a class of 290, Steve presented the tra- ditional Valedictorian speech. 46 Graduation With time flying by, seniors click off memories of final high school days 12:30 p.m.: " Okay, Lisa, now with your brother and then with your Aunt Sue and then with . . Starting off the big day, graduates patiently posed as parents, relatives, and friends gathered to snap typical family photos. 1 p.m.: According to sched- ule, the Class of 1988 drifted through the auditorium doors, hastily readjusting their caps, gowns, and stoles. " The bath- room was total chaos, It was wall to wall with girls fighting for mirror space making sure ev- erything was in place,” stated II el ping Diane Adich with her tassle, Lori Anderson checks to make sure it is under the button on her cap. The hour before commencement was spent ad- justing caps, straightening ties, and making other minor adjustments. Cally Raduenzel. 1:30 p.m.: Seated alphabeti- cally in the auditorium, stu- dents were hit with feelings of panic as commencement time neared. " I was so mad at my mom for making me wear heels. I wanted to wear flats be- cause I was afraid of falling,” Debbie Glass said. 1:45 p.m.: As guidance coun- selors directed them, 290 graduates filed into the hall leading to the fieldhouse. " We waited in line for 15 minutes,” explained Mike Micenko. " The heat and the guidance counsel- ors ' nagging didn’t help much.” 2 p.m.: The time had come. Following the processional to " Pomp and Circumstance,” Reverend Richard Rogers gave the invocation. Immediately afterwards, Valedictorian Steve Sersic wished his class good luck in the traditional speech. Then the co-Salutatorians Pablo Bukata and Vijay Jain reminisced over the past four years. Next, Dr. Wallace Under- wood and Dr. Steven Greenfield presented to the packed bleachers the Class of 1988. 2:25 p.m.: First to receive a diploma, Class President Susan Higgins began to call up the graduates to accept their diplo- mas from three School Board members. 3 p.m.: After Christy Zudock crossed the stage, Dr. Green- field instructed everyone to switch their tassle from left to right, leaving 290 cheering alumni. Summing it all up, Cami Pack said, " I’m so happy it’s all over. We’re finally done.” Afte ter walking across the stage to re- ceive his diploma, Conrad Almase ac- cepts congratulations from Superinten- dent Dr. Wallace Underwood. Graduat- ing with a GPA over 4.5, Conrad wore a silver stole while those with a GPA over 5.0 wore gold stoles. Graduation 47 TRENDY FAD Crazed students find themselves dressed to kill, armed to play, wired for fun Crisp fall evenings, frigid, snowy mornings and warm, gentle spring showers brought more than just a change in the seasons. Students found them- selves flocking to stores and shopping centers trying to keep up on the latest styles. They wanted to be part of all the rage. Mini skirts, leather jackets, tie dyes and college logo clothes reigned supreme as the favored clothing items. ‘‘I al- ways want to have the latest fashions because I don’t want to feel out of date, " said junior Julie Slater. Since some trends seem to change quickly, students took precautions on which rage to invest in. ‘‘When I was looking for a leather jacket I shopped around for the best price,” stat- As they review notes for a health and safety test, sophomores Barbie Etter and Hope Biggerstaff memorize the bones and joints of the human body. With six classes of books students found back packs helped alleviate the strain of the heavy load. ed sophomore Aimee Orr. While many trends were purely fashion concerns, others provided some form of conve- nience as well as a feeling of be- longing. ‘‘Using a backpack makes me feel like I’m really in high school, " said freshman Brooke Gardberg. New fads also ranged from Sony Watchman’s and com- pact disc players to the elec- tronic game Nintendo. ‘‘As soon as I’m done with my homework, it ' s routine to sit down and play a few games of Nintendo to relieve the day ' s tension,” sophomore Eric East said. However, not all of the elec- tronic trends were addictive. Some were used for pure enjoy- ment. “Compact disc players As he “ollies " off the car, junior Ja- mey Volk shows off his skateboarding talents. Popular skateboarding loca- tions ranged anywhere from parking lots to home made ramps in backyards. give a quality sound and are not that much more expensive, considering the fact that they are taking over the electronic systems,” stated junior John Reed. While many students found themselves caught up in the lat- est rages and fashion state- ments, others still felt that these trendy items were not very important. “I don’t think people should spend all their money on clothes that they won’t wear next year,” said senior Penny Opatera. Whether leather jackets in the fall, IU or Purdue sweat- shirts in the winter or pastel mini-skirts in the spring, stu- dents found themselves hitting the malls or downtown Chicago pursuing all the rage. — 48 All the rage With the fourth hour bell about to ring and only two hours to go, junior Mike Trilli racks his brain trying to re- member if he packed everything he needs for this weekend trip to the Uni- versity of Illinois. Whether it was a con- cert T-shirt or a college sweatshirt, stu- dents proudly display their loyalty. Between passing periods, seniors Toni Garza and Diane Adich chat in the Commons as Toni shows off the latest trend in clothes. Through rain, snow, or shine, miniskirts provided girls with year-round casual wear. Sportin’ a black leather jacket as she shops around for some of the latest trends, junior Nikki Markovich browses through the costly Gucci bags. Many students wore leather jackets to keep up with the ever-changing fashion trends. With one more turn left, sophomore Eric East hopes to find the princess as he plays " The Legend of Zelda " on his Nintendo system. People of all ages en- joyed games offered by Nintendo, which included everything from adven- ture to sports. All the rage 49 in ACADEMICS Wanted: Unbiased needed to decide a case jurors: mimicking the national Wall Street Insider Trader scandal, as a two-man team found themselves accused of illegal business practices in Mr. Don Kernaghan’s Economics class. Tested faced with the new state underclassmen: ISTEP testing program less-than-eager students sat through the three-day March tests to assess their academic development. PSAT gaining recognition for attaining problem- 10 places in the top one percent solvers: of all students taking the nation- wide National Merit program. Apple spending almost $100,000 for “bits”: computer equipment and soft- ware for instructional, adminis- trative and journalistic needs. In-class providing a break in the Foods “boar”: class curriculum, represen- tatives from the Farm Bureau cut a side of pig into market- ready cuts and provided cook- ing tips. Despite widely believed myths that learning nev- er changes, students discovered the realities of learning and began . . . Catching on Catching On 51 T raditionaily dressed as a " charra” for Spanish Independence Day, Mrs. Linda Elman, Spanish teacher, further explains the Mexican group, La Bamba. Many teachers agreed that referring to well-known people and events helped to retain the students’ interest in the subject. levin, this is your tummy speaking . . . Grading sandwiches on a scale of very good to very poor could make anyone hungry, but sophomore Kevin Jerich decides to grin and bear it until lunchtime so he can concentrate on the journalistic aspect of the assignment. The sandwich lab was quite popular among Journalism 1 students since they received points for bringing in food and got the chance to have in-class fun, which was always wel- come. I y darling Guenevere, come back to the castle with me — I love you . . . forever King Arthur, played by Ted Porter, pledges his undying love for his lady Guenevere, played by Sherri Tracy, as they act out Camelot in an English 10 class. Often, classes added role playing to the curriculum because it was im- portant for students to know that diverse parts of education could be fun and keep them interested. Is school boring? OPENING THE DOOR TO REATIVITY Teachers add class originality with inventive projects A ■ • ' V $ 3 ' Myth 1 High school’s only purpose is to provide an education, thus be- coming a meaningless void of monotone lectures and endless bookwork. Although these stereotypes stick in students’ minds, many wonder where the fun has gone. School is more than just a jumble of equations and analo- Km: ' Tick, tick, tick, tick As the sec- onds turned to minutes and the days to months, students wondered if this was really as good as it got. While sitting in class and taking lecture notes, one had to question " Are we having fun yet?” Various students’ class- room experiences answered the question. “In Foods 1 , a butcher came into our class and after cutting a pig into diverse parts he went on to explain those parts. Then we touched them, wrapped them, and saved them to use for taco meat later, " junior Tif- fany Slather explained as she laughed. “Seeing the tongue and eyeball hanging out of the pig made it an experience I’ll never forget.” Assignments often varied from book work to different, less challenging work. “The easiest five points I have ever earned on an assignment was when I brought in a French Bread sandwich with salami, lettuce and American cheese for Journalism 1 ,” sophomore Julie Huard explained. Teachers agreed that in and out of class fun added to the students ' under- standing of the subject. “Fun is a major part of both teaching and learning be- cause it lets the student know that parts of education can be fun, and in turn, cause much more learning to take place,” Ms. Kathy Dartt, sophomore English teacher said. Foreign language classes combined fun and education in many oral discus- sions in an effort to improve language- speaking skills. " I can rememberatime in Spanish when I had to choose a “chica” to be my date in the Dating Game. It was sort of funny seeing who picked who and how each person an- swered the questions, " junior Dave Morfas explained. “Fraction of a grade” projects, some- times dreaded by students, usually turned out to be more fun than ex- pected. “My United States History proj ect seemed to be a major burden, so my friends and I dreaded it tremen- dously and ended up putting it off until the day before it was due, " senior Ju- lianne Chevigny explained. “But that night was more fun than I ever ex- pected. Along with the dances and costumes we made up, we lit off half our Fourth of July fireworks to portray the Vietnam War.” Proving the phrase ‘This is the best time of your life, " students found fun ways to break the monotony with in and out-of-class assignments. 53 Is school boring? c mrnmr Continued Oh la la, tres chic! Leisurely pursuing the magazine Elle, en francais, juniors Ryan Gail- mard and Chris Harding take advantage of some extra time in French 2 class. Free class time often provided students a chance to break away from the monotony of the day and relax. As she views what will later become taco meat in Foods 1 , junior Tiffanie Slathar exam- ines the different parts of the pig. Guest speakers and demonstrations broke the bore- dom of book work and added fun, memorable experiences. 54 Is school boring? U nmasking himself from behind a Scarlet Letter project, junior Ron Javate reveals the weeping Hester showing sorrow for her sin. Although many students put off projects, they often found them enjoyable. As Mrs. Anne Whiteley, Spanish teacher, demonstrates the art of making the God’s Eye, a Spanish ornament commonly found on the Christmas tree, sophomore Heather Pin- iak and freshman John Czapkowicz intently watch. Making decorations for the holiday added a deeper interest in school. Is school boring? 55 IT CAME AS SOMEWHAT OF A ■ y ' W V ' W V y ✓ — — y UKrKISE Learn it today, use it tomorrow Myth 2 “There’s no point in learning this. I’ll never use it again in my life!”Many stu- dents take this atti- tude when faced with a difficult concept. Does it really hold true or will seemingly useless classes now pay off in the future? “Memorize Marc Antony ' s famous oration honoring Julius Caesar. Derive an identity for the tangent of 2X...Know the capitals of the Middle East countries... " Students responded to the preced- ing demands by asking teachers, “When will I ever again in my life need to know that?” Although students ques- tioned some of the information teachers required, classes of- fered material that they could put to use later in their lives. “I try to choose classes that will help me later and ones that I’ll need in college,” sophomore Bill Gibbs said. Honors math and science courses provided students wishing to pursue those ma- jors in college the opportunity to better themselves. " Science courses help if you’re going into pre- med,” junior Eileen Han said. “AP Chemistry should help me because I want to go into pre-med. People going into medical school are expected to take science courses like Organic Chemistry, and AP Chemistry will help since it’s like a college course said Eileen. Some classes helped students in their everyday lives. Foods class gave students a chance to master culinary skills, while last-minute clothing disas- ters could be remedied quickly with clothing skills. Those who did not seek perfection at these skills decided not to pursue these routes. “I already know how to cook. I just throw everything into the microwave, " Bill said. The Business Department helped students’ futures by teaching account- ing skills such as basic record keeping, how to use a checking account, how to balance checkbooks, and other basic business skills. “It’s important to be exposed to these concepts,” Mr. Don Fortner said. “Everything we do is a business, whether you’re an engineer, a doctor, or whatever.” In this constantly advancing world of technology, computers assist in many types of business, as well as in the home. Computer-related courses gave students the opportunity to become acquainted with basic computer operation, along with more involved computer programming. “In Computer Applications we write programs and learn basic computer functions, along with spread sheets and data bases, " junior Dyron Long explained. Computer classes also proved to be valuable to students later in their educations. “They will help you later on to write things like term papers, " said Dyron. Those who wished to travel to for- eign countries took advantage of the foreign languagesFrench, Spanish and German. These classes also helped those wishing to pursue a career in for- eign language teaching and interpret- ing. “A foreign language will help me very much because I’m going to be in the CIA and would like to study interna- tional law,” junior Paul Miranda said. •••• 56 Do classes help later in life? While i Streusel-topped coffee cake awaits, juniors Dawn Houghton, Beth Call, and sopho- more Laurie Jabaay prepare dessert before it can be baked. Foods class taught students to concoct tasteful edibles. In order to learn sculp tural techniques for wood. Senior Kim Vickers carves a totem pole in Dimensional Design. Art classes helped stu- dents develop inventive and imaginative skills that they could use in order to add originality to their thoughts and ideas. Eyes focused on the typing book instead of the typewriter, freshman Kirk Schmitz prac- tices the proper techniques. Good typing abili- ties gave students some needed assistance in situations where handwritten work was not acceptable. Quickly punching figures into his calcula- tor, senior Mike Moses computes the answers to an accounting quiz. Along with balancing a checkbook, accounting classes taught stu- dents how to do accounting work for a small business. 57 Do classes help later in life? URPRISE continued Industrial Arts courses enabled stu- dents to get themselves ready for the situations in their lives that would re- quire technical and mechanical skills. Car care courses explained concepts from basic car maintenance to the operations of the automobile electrical and fuel systems, while drafting classes allowed students to gain tech- nical knowledge that could be put to use in future careers. “We learn a lot about geometric construction, how to draw views of an object, and things like hidden lines, " junior John Yukich ex- plained. Students felt that drafting knowl- edge served as an aid to occupational goals. “It would help someone going into engineering or architecture,” John said. “It’s pretty much a head start on career training.” Health and Safety classes gave stu- dents a further understanding of basic human bodily functions. Students learned first aid techniques and other concepts pertaining to good health that would allow them to live healthier lives while knowing what to do in emergen- cies. “You learn basic things like CPR and side effects of drugs,” Dyron said. " If you’re in college and someone offers you drugs, maybe you’ll think twice.” As students realized that much of the material they learned would likely come in handy one day, they still had to struggle memorizing literature and trig- onometric identities. “Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears...” 1 As she types a letter concerning an ad sale, senior Staci Schatz fulfills her duties as Busi- ness Manager of the yearbook. Because they constantly had to meet deadlines, journalism students learned how to budget their time and use it wisely. P reparing for an upcoming test, juniors Chris Casper and Bryan Kasper use a comput- er to study Spanish vocabulary. Computer programs were used in many classes to help students understand the lessons better. — 58 Do classes help later in life? After he completed a lab on electrical resis- tance, junior Mark Gonzales tests the resis- tance of his ears with sophomore Dan George during electricity class through the use of a voltameter. Electricity classes gave students knowledge of the many uses and properties of electricity. I n order to make a contact sheet, senior Lau- ra Krameric cuts the film into strips. Student photographers for the school’s publications learned how to use photographs to communi- cate messages in the field of journalism. Do classes help later in life? 59 As he identifies the many different traffic signs, Certified Driving instructor Mr. Jerry Mazur points out which one is the clearance sign to sophomores Jay Carnagey, Christo- pher Whittkamp, and Joe Legaspi. Drivers ' Education class was one of the many out-of- school classes taken by students. 7777 60 Is learning only in school? With deep interest in her book, junior Karla Franciskovich centers her attention on read- ing Heaven. Students found that reading books provided learning as well as relaxation. I n order to get the correct significant digits, juniors Julie Slathar and Vicki Terranova pa- tiently weigh and re-weigh the unknown solu- tion for chemistry. Working in the lab after school often gave students the chance to solve challenging problems and even accumu- late extra points. Is learning only in school? WHEN IT COMES TO EARNING No restrictions on time or place Myth 3 As the final bell rings at the end of the day, many students think that the learning process is over until 7:45 the next school day morning. Students place the “closed for the day” sign on their brains and try not to think of the desks and halls they left be- hind. Does the brain open at 7:45 a.m. and close back down at As students anxiously awaited the 2:45 p.m. bell, their thoughts focused on the misconception that learning had ended for the day. However, some students failed to realize that a lesson could be learned from nearly every- thing they did. Ranging from television programs to out-of-school classes, students subcon- sciously filled the day with learning. “Anything a person experi- ence in life is learning, " , " ex- plained Student Body Presi- dent Todd Rokita, senior. “When I stay after school for Student Government and Crier, I am always conducting meetings with people and companies which enables me to enhance my communication skills.” Some teachers provided students with help after school . This aid usually gave students a greater chance to under- stand lessons. “I offer after school help simply because I have found from experience that I can not meet every student ' s needs in a classroom containing 25 students or so,” Mr. Bob Wendall, math teacher ex- plained. With a chance to raise grades, the Chemistry Department offered extra credit labs after school. “After school extra credit labs not only help my grade, but they also help me gain a better understanding of the unit,” junior Ryan Gailmard said. In addition to extra credit, tutors proved to be an educational tool for students to boost their grades. “My tu- toring sessions give me a chance to practice exercises in a one-on-one situ- ation, rather than with a class of 30 students,” sophomore Dana Rothschild explained. In addition to night-time responsibili- ties, some students found themselves sitting in another classroom. “Drivers’ Education is like a school class, but you watch gruesome movies and you get to experience driving,” sophomore Tammy Checroun said. Still other students took after school college courses that offered a chal- lenge. “I take Trig at school and Calcu- lus at Purdue University Calumet. I learn a lot in those five hours a week, and it really doesn’t affect my grades because there isn’t any homework,” senior John Phillips explained. No matter what the lesson, students shattered the false assumption that learning takes place only during normal school hours. Contemplating which program to watch, freshman Tricia Lasky flicks through the tele- vision channels to find something interesting. Whether students realized it or not, TV offered valuable information, as well as entertain- ment. Drip, drip. The leaky faucet in the lab did not break the concentration of seniors Vijay Jain and Mike Andreshak as they figured out the atomic weight of magnesium. Advanced placement students found working with slide rules and calculators was essential to get the accuracy needed in the class. Oh where oh where on the unit circle does it lie? Junior Browyn Billings uses her knowledge of the sine and cosine function to answer the IBM exam. Many honors trigonometry stu- dents found Mrs. Barbara Johnson’s class challenging. Stirred not shaken. As James Bond likes his martini, seniors Mike Pietraszak and Beth Wrona carefully sift the potent material into a beaker. The students meticulously performed all the labs in order to receive an advanced grade. W: v;« As Mr. Jeff Graves, science teacher, demon- strates an exothermic reaction, he fulfills the traditional teacher role. However, the black- board finds other lighter uses as seniors Gary Eldridge and Joe Knight devise a football play before the Homecoming game. Are AP kids nerds? Myth 4 Thick glasses, 50- pound knapsacks overflowing with every textbook known to man and three dozen number-two sharp- ened pencils are the mainstays for the “brains” who take Advanced Placement and Honors classes. But is it really nerds, studying for fun, who take AP classes? Students identified a “nerd” as a skinny, four-eyed boy with greasy hair, floods, pocket protectors, a large bundle of books, and a difficult schedule with numer- ous advanced classes. Advanced Placement (AP) classes, however, have been known to contain a vari- ety of students ranging from football players to speech team members. Just as “nerd” became a stereotyped term, “jock ” also fit that description. By breaking the “dumb jock” mold, some “jocks” fit advanced classes in their schedules. “AP classes help prepare everyone for col- lege. The work is worth the ad- vanced grade,” senior Gary Eldridge, captain of the foot- ball team explained. Teachers had high expectations of their advanced students. “I expect high cognitive levels to be done,” said AP chemistry teacher Mr. Jeff Graves. With future careers on their minds, many students used the AP class to prepare for college. “I knew I’d be tak- ing biology in college and having a high school prep course will make it easier in college,” junior Ilona Carlos said. Often thought of as a bookworm, the AP students allotted their time to studies, but still wound up with enough time for a social life. “Working to achieve an " A” in an advanced class does take more studying, but budget- ing my time also takes intelligence,” junior Steve Hess said. “After my homework is completed I can do as I please with my time.” Looking around an AP class, one found more than just nerds attending the class; they found students trying to achieve an accelerated grade for differ- ent reasons. If that is the definition of nerd, every scholarly person would be classified as a “nerd”. Attentively listening to Comp I teacher. Mrs. Mary Yorke ' s explanation of the Congres- sional Digest theme, seniors Karen Jurgenson copies down the details of the assignment. Many seniors took advanced composition to perfect their writing styles in preparation for college. Are AP kids nerds IN ALL SHAPES AND FORM UIPMENTI Lends a helping hand to old-fashioned learning techniques Myth 5 Red, black, blue pens; wide-ruled, college-ruled or note- book style paper; Alt, Garfield or plain col- ored folders. ..all added variety to normal school supplies. Were these basic supplies the only equipment used to enhance the learning process? EF=ma; T2-W2=ma; T=w+ma . . . Nervously poking at complicated symbols, Julie rushed through the completion of her physics test. Return- ing to her seat, she turned off hercalcu- lator, only to drink in the familiar sounds emanating from all the other electronic devices. Julie then realized that schoolwork continually required more than a pen, notebook and an instructor to learn. Equipment in the form of electronics became a major force as countless students entered a fast-paced day of computations. “An average calculus, physics, or chemistry student doesn’t leave home without his handy calculator, " senior Rajesh Shetty ex- plained. “The classes are very involved and many equations contain big numbers, requiring the use of a calculator.” Calculators became benefi- cial for students in other areas, also. “When the end of the grading period rolls around and it’s time to total my grades, I put my calcu- lators use, because there are so many numbers and percentages that I some- times get confused.” stated freshman Rich Rokita. Along with calculators, computers played a major role in students’ lives as many found home-sweet-home in the Apple Orchard. “My computer is a valuable tool because it helps me to understand my Algebra II homework better and it gets done much more quickly, " said junior Julie Reach. However, students in classes other than mathematics proved to be helped by high-tech use. “An essential part of a Mrs. Mary Yorke’s composition is a computer, because it is more efficient and it corrects my mistakes; therefore producing a clean-cut comp,” senior Jamie Breuker said. Helping emphasize high-tech ' s im- portance in today’s society, classes added computers to the curriculum, “I took Word Processing as a way to learn to communicate with computers — such as commands and what certain buttons do,” said Dina Hanes, junior. For some students, vocabulary often became a monotonous routine, but for others, computers started a whole new trend in learning, especially for foreign language students. “In the past, study- ing my Spanish vocabulary used to be a problem; but now that we use com- puters in Mr. LaReau’s class, I find learning easier, " freshman Jamie Gard- ner stated. According to Mr. Paul LaReau, For- eign Language teacher, a computer is crucial for teaching vocabulary words, “It is a way of coordinating a physical response with a mental one; coordinat- ing what a student sees with what he does on his hands.” Along with calculators and comput- ers, filmstrips, videos and overhead projectors played a crucial role in the developing students’ minds. “When Mr. Wendall uses the overhead projector in class, I seem to learn more than when he doesn’t, " stated junior Paulette Pokrifcak. “The projector is very help- ful, especially when learning Trig, because there are a lot of things to remember and seeing the unit circle on the wall helps me think, " added Paulette. Another aspect of learning, study- ing, also required the use of equip- ment — one piece in particular — the Walkman. Students could often be found in the Commons at lunchtime listening to their Walkmans while re- viewing notes for an upcoming test. “I use my Walkman when studying be- cause the music helps me block out the noise around me and concentrate on my work,” explained sophomore Lisa DeCola, “I would have to say that it is my most important tool for learning! " As the final bell rang throughout the school, students crammed various learning instruments into their back- packs and headed out the door. An- other day had passed and learning had taken place without the use of a pen, notebook, and lecturer only! 64 What is the equipment for learning? N ever leave home without it! The portable calculator became a key tool for Noel Javate as he attempted to come up with the correct answer in calculus. More often than not, calcu- lators took priority over self computation for math students, as well as students in other areas, when working out problems involving many figures. I wanna rock and roll ... all day? While re- viewing notes for a government test, senior Rich Ramirez soaks in tunes from his Walk- man. Numerous students opted for music while studying, because it helped them to keep interested in the subject. P racticing Unit Three vocabulary, fresh- man Thad Mead and Jeff Apato spend their second hour Spanish class in the Apple or- chard. Computers aided in memorization be- cause they offered frequent repetition and kept students ' interest. What is the equipment for learning? 65 With his efforts concentrated on answering section review questions, junior Jeff Mybeck prepares for a U.S. History exam. Terms ex- plained in the chapters proved to be essential to understanding laws, policies and occur- rences of the past. F aithf Lilly jotting down vocabulary words rom her French book, junior Mary Kate Kish lopes to remember the translations. Taking a oreign language required memorizing vo- :abulary in order to speak the language fluent- Relaxed and comfortable, senior Amy Spe- jewski copies down the definitions. Defining vocabulary words was often required in more than just English classes. 66 Is vocab only in English? LOST IN THE f ; ; v ; »V ' - V R lki k x ” V ■‘ .•ScV ;» • • . i V ' : “ INGO Memorizing vocab boggles minds Myf 7 6 If a student defined preponderateon his English vocab quiz, he could one right out of 20. Most believed vocab to be important in English, comp and foreign language classes, but few think of the countless other classes that use fixed vocab lists. Do stu- dents only memorize vocab lists for lan- guage classes? Choose the correct definition of each of the following: 1. Belladonna a. a drug used to stimulate the heart and relieve spasms b. the actual surname of the popular singer Ma- donna. c. an unexpected occur- ance 2. Latus Rectum. a. end of the large intestine b. a stitched pattern of crossing strips of string c. a line segment through the focus of a parabola Although students most of- ten associated learning new vocabulary words with English classes, they also found that they had to become familiar with uncommon terms that a variety of other courses used. Foreign language courses pushed learning new vocabulary, as enough words were acquired to allow students to carry on a conversation. “The vo- cabulary is as important as the gram- mar, if not m ore so, especially in the be- ginning levels,” said Mrs. Anne Whiteley, Spanish teacher. “If any stu- dent were to travel to a Spanish-speak- ing country, as long as he had a com- mand of elementary grammar and an extensive vocabulary, he would get along fine.” Vocabulary was also needed in or- der to get through mathematics courses. Mathematics students had to understand terms such as plane, pol- ynomial, and phase-shift. “You have a lot of memorization to do in math so vo- cabulary is helpful,” junior Susie Beck- man said. As students fulfilled their science re- quirements, they studied courses that required good knowledge of terminol- ogy that appeared uncommon at first. “All the science courses build on your knowledge of basic vocabulary. Sci- ence classes have you defining vo- cabulary each new unit,” said senior Helen Kim. As classes from art to zoology re- quired the knowledge of new vocabu- lary terms, students found that the ter- minology was a necessary part of more than just English classes. •X-y . As he looks through his textbook, freshman Salvador Gamboa gathers the answers to a Spanish assignment. From conversations to conjugating verbs, vocabulary taught in for- eign languages gave students terms that could be used in different situations. 67 Is vocab only in English? With an undecided expression on her face, Debbie stared at her alarm clock. She knew she needed to study for her physics test, but as she sat in her room, exhausted from a three hour diving meet she was just too tired to study. Almost im- mediately, she closed her physics book and set her alarm for 5 a.m. Some students identified with Debbie. “I’d rather study in the morning because late at night it’s impossible to stay awake and I’m not really con- centrating,” senior Jeff Kwasney said. Late night studying proved useless for many students. “When I study too late, then I’m not fully comprehending what I’m reading and I forget it by morning, " freshman Duane Erikson explained. “Then, I have to study it over in the morning, anyway.” But this early morning solution failed to serve every student ' s needs. Some students used night study as a sure way of getting work done. “I’d rather study at night because every time I tell myself I’ll study in the morning, my alarm goes off and I say, ‘Just one more minute,’ and I fall back asleep,” sopho- more Tracy Creviston explained. While some students contemplated whether they should study at night or in the morning, the students who headed home right after school foun d after- noon hours the perfect time to do homework. “I study after school. That way at night I can watch TV and then in the morning I can sleep longer,” fresh- man Tricia Lasky said. Teachers agreed that homework should be completed after school. “In the morning, students tend to cram in- formation,” Mrs. Anne Whiteley, Span- ish teacher, explained. “It’s okay to review material early in the morning but not to try and learn it.” “Late at night isn’t the correct time to study either,” Mrs. Whiteley added. — H Myth 7 To study or not to study, is not the ques- tion. The real question is when to study. While most believe immediately after school offered the right atmosphere, is there really a “best” time to study? “The best time to study is early evening , not right after school, instead a few hours after school.” Organized students completed most of their homework in school, but others found that impossible. “I attempt to study in class but I am usually inter- rupted by someone ,” sophomore Bob Morris said. Teachers viewed students’ social- izingdifferently, however. " Students don’t get studying done in class be- cause they waste time talking and goofing off,” Mr. Jack Yerkes, freshman English teacher stated. Other students tried to squeeze in studying during the day, often at lunch. “I study for the classes I have before lunch in the morning, and then during lunch I look over the material for the classes I have after lunch,” junior Lisa Fehring said. Organized studying times fulfilled most students study times. Organizing when to study relieved the pressure of cramming. “I study, or rather, look over, the notes that I take in class each night so that the nig ht before the test I don’t have to cram in learning everything,” sophomore Chris Bryant explained. Others weren’t so organized and ended up cramming for tests. “I tell myself l”ll study a little each night, but I neverdo. lalwaysendupcrammingthe night before the test and I get so con- fused,” freshman Lois Swan said. Morning, noon, or night, Debbie and her friends found their own times to study suitable to each one’s own sched- ules and needs. Opinions and times to study varied from student to student because of the many different person- alities and individual plans and activi- ties that each had. As one once stated, To each his own.” Lending a helping hand, junior Richard Os- gerby aids sophomore Henry Yu and junior David Moore with their chemistry. Many stu- dents tried squeezing in studying during the day and often found the lunch hour to be a beneficial time. 68 When to study? While ( ! eating a regular breakfast of Rice Kri- spies, freshman Duane Erikson studies his world geography. Many students preferred waking up early to study instead of concen- trating late at night. Intensely concentrating, junior Chris Casper sneaks in a few minutes of studying before basketball practice. Spare moments during practices are often spent doing home- work to lessen the load. 69 When to study? ur rur " the sake of comfort, Christy Szala, junior, chooses her dog Amber instead of a pillow while she studies her United States His- tory. Students searched for unique ways to break away from traditional desktop studying. Life in a bubble proves quite relaxing for junior Debbie Payne as she peruses her litera- ture assignment. However, bathing beauties often found this relaxation wasn’t worth the risk. Often, a slip of the hand would prove di- sastrous as the day ' s notes faded into the wa- ter. 70 Where to study? MORE THAN JUST A V V;,CYr ••v ' vtV ' Ak .- ■ •. v. - v .ii •. • ■• ' veA . S AZE Bizarre study habits become way of life Myth 8 Is a solitary room with a desk piled high with books the only workable study sur- rounding? Opinions differ as do atmos- pheres — a friend’s house VS the library, the radio VS silence, the bed VS a desk— and students are left questioning if there really is that perfect place... wmm Studying ceased to remain a mo- notonous daily “have-to” as students, ranging from brains to burnouts, searched for the “unusual” study habits to break the mold. These habits varied from those who studied on sea to those who devoured weird combinations of “brain food.” “I enjoy studying in my bathtub, because I can concentrate better when I am relaxed and comfortable,” sophomore Deanna Ryband said. On the other hand, “I prefer a secluded, quiet room on steady land to study, because I once had a bad experience studying in the tub,” sopho- more Vicki Vrabel said. “I had borrowed a Geometry book from a friend, and it acciden- tally slipped out of my hands and fell into the water, causing the writing to smear; so I do not recommend studying in a bath- tub!” Freshman Mimi Sellis ' idea of a productive study tactic entails “standing on my head forfive full minutes or until most of my blood has transported to my brain, at which point I can study. Nourishment became an aid in studying as numerous students re- treated to the refrigerator. “When I start to doze off, I get out a few raw eggs and some ice cream, mix it together, and have myself a little snack, " Mike Petrovich, sophomore, stated. According to Mike, the yolks served as “brain food,” while the ice cream washed them down. “The eggs revived my brain cells into wanting to learn,” Excessive homework ahead and running out of time, sophomore Mike Petrovich com- bines two eggs and ice cream for " brain food” in order to stay up past the midnight hour. Food became a material replacement for lost sleep as students opted for nourishment over No-Doz. Mike recalled. Eggs served a purpose for early morning studiers as well. “I chug three eggs three hours before a test or before I have to study ; they (eggs) improve the memory,” junior Bob Molnar said. Sophomore Mia Song admitted that Jolt Cola rejuvenates her blood into rushing and her brain into calculating again, considering it contains “all the sugar and twice the caffeine.” Along with nourishment, students found that music, whether it be soothing or head-banging, provided either an escape out of or a trap into doing home- work. “I leave the radio on low while I do my homework, but when a song I enjoy comes on, I break away from my home- work, turn up the volume, and jam it to break the monotony,” sophomore Shiva Ojagh explained. However, other students required the need for noise while studying. ‘The only possible way I can study is if I have the radio on, and if my brother and I are arguing. We argue every day so it be- comes routine, and I am just not com- fortable without it,” explained sopho- more Barbie Etter. Time became crucial as hopefuls rushed through homework in a valiant effort to finish before the midnight hour. “When my eyes start to droop, and I’m just about to hit the floor, I know it’s time to quit — even if I’m not finished with my homework, " freshman Gabri- elle Girot explained. Those who didn’t finish their home- work resorted to studying the next morning. “I study while I’m shaving, because I am preoccupied with other things the night before,” senior Shaun Barsic said. Whether it be performing gymnastic techniques or consuming bizarre foods, students searched for that “one-and- only” study tactic to disprove the age- old myth — ’’All work and no play makes Jack and Jennifer get good grades. " 71 Where to study Si, mi sefior. Si, mi seflor . . . written four times the phrase became implanted into ju- nior Larry Cabrera ' s head. Students often used this technique in a language class to memorize a word or phrase. Although some considered it the easy way out, freshman Carl Bohem refers to Cliff Notes after reading Charles Dickens’ Great Expecta- tions. Cliff Notes often helped students better understand the plots of their required books. N OW you see it, now you don ' t. Uncovering the definition only when stumped by a word, senior Tim Sannito memorized his vocabulary list for his composition class. Keeping half the paper exposed helped students remember im- portant dates, names, and definitions for tests. — 72 Are there tricks to learning? YOU SILLY RABBIT ■ |ricks Are for kids as flashcards, C Myth 9 ' Hours of hardcore studying with a trusty cup of caffeine and a bright lamp aided students as they burned the midnight oil, studying for a 200- point unit test. Many students thought the only way to learn material was to lock themselves in a room and do nothing but cram reading assing- ments. Is there really only one method for effective study habits? From strange customs to flash cards, students could be found engaging in a wide range of “tricks” in order to learn the required material. One common practice in- volved writing a phrase, vocab word, or date over and over again. “In Spanish, I write the phrases over and over, to get the grammar right,” junior Larry Cabrera explained. Covering half the paper in orderto memorize the vocabu- lary word became common among students. Flash cards used to memorize parts of speech and definitions for vo- cabulary tests helped others. “Flash cards can be carried anywhere and you can flip through them quickly, " senior Sue Anaszewicz said. " They are also helpful when review- ing for the SAT (Scholastic Ap- titude Test).” Desperate students often took drastic measures to prepare for a test, “If I don ' t have time to study for a test, I rip a small piece of paper and make a cheat sheet,” one anonymous senior said. Key sentences or pneumunic phrases were frequently used by some students. Long lists became familiar- ized to somewhat humorous sen- tences. “Mr. Coppage gave us long lists to learn, so I made up sentences to Cliff Notes beat doldrums help me remember them,” senior John Manahan said. Having their family members quiz them for an exam often helped some students prepare for classes. “My mom will ask me questions which might appear on the test,” junior Jeanine Berkowicz explained. Another Trick” used to enhance study habits became reading paragraphs over and over. “The history chapters are so detailed that reading them again to get details helped me understand them much better,” junior Owen Deig- nan said. Coloring maps and charts using high lighters made studying fun for some students. “The maps in geography are easier to study if land and water are bright colors,” freshman Geri Panozzo explained. Adding another popular Trick”, Cliff Notes helped while studying literature. “I get Cliff Notes to help me understand the book better,” sophomore Becca Ochstein said. “Julius Caesar is hard to understand and Cliff Notes help explain the unit details.” Whatever the method, students found themselves trying almost any Trick” to make the grade. P reparing for the Scholastic Aptitude Test Verbal section, junior Nicole Rusnak flips through Princeton Review cards. The use of such " study aids " helped students review vo- cabulary words, biology terms or math equa- tions. GOTTA TAKE A J i r ■, — ’ A. -w ' EAK Study hall provides ample time to study or relax { yi ' V-y, - -. • .y - i iSy " S : ; Myf 7 70 Study hall, often defined as the ultimate “blow off” class, is said to contain only sleeping bodies, space cases and burnouts. The shared consensus seems to be that study hall provided needed “R and R”. But, do only sleeping bodies or “vegetables” find the hour worthwhile? As Sam slowly walked into his study hall again, he began to question whether he made the right decision when he chose to have a study hall. He wondered if the positive aspects of tak- ing a study hall, which included the chance to get studying and homework out of the way, outweighed the nega- tives such as the inability to earn credits and occasional boredom. When students decided on their schedules, various rea- sons for taking a study hall were presented. “If a student is involved in extra-curricular activities outside of school, a study hall would allow time for class preparation,” Mrs. Marsha Weiss, guidance counselor explained. “Many take a study hall to balance time against activities and still have time to sleep. " “I’ll have enough credits and I wanted time to do Algebra II, so I took a study hall,” junior Paul Czapkowicz said. “I get a lot of homework done in there.” Reasons for taking a study hall also included the wish to have less classes, and thus, a smaller work load. “Many seniors are tired of the work load, and maybe senioritis sets in early,” Mrs. Weiss theorized. To realize how a study hall helped them, students saw it necessary to combat the aspects of study hall that they disliked. “I have study hall first hour, so I sleep sometimes if I finish all of my homework and I’m bored,” junior Joe Arent said. " Sometimes I’ll read magazines like Sports Illustrated or boxing magazines.” Those who couldn’t find any way to beat the boredom of sitting around with nothing to do sometimes found no bet- ter alternatives except to look for some- thing to do elsewhere. In these situ- ations students asked for passes to leave study hall for a variety of reasons. “I often ask for a pass to my locker because it helps break up the monotony of the hour,” sophomore Brandon Siu- rek said. “Asking for a pass to the nurse’s office always gives me a chance to lie down instead of sleeping on the hard cafeteria tables,” said junior Steve Webber. Students also found ways to leave and meet with their friends. “Going to the library gives me a chance to catch up on the gossip with my friends,” junior Stephanie Kotsis added. After carefully weighing the pros and cons, Sam and the other students con- tinued to slowly move their way into study hall, realizing that they could make the benefits of study halls out- weigh whatever aspects they didn’t like. Isolated from the rest of the students, sophomore Brandon Siurek takes advantage of the quiet hour to read his assignment. Study halls provided a peaceful setting in which students found it easier to concentrate on their studies. — 74 Is study hall worthwhile? F riends often found each other ' s help beneficial, as sophomore Julie Huard and sen- ior Rich Ramirez discover while studying to- gether. Study hall provided a favorable time for students to receive one another ' s assis- tance. Resting her injured leg. sophomore Lisa Page skims through her literature book in study hall for an upcoming English test. Other injured students chose study hall as an option when they could not participate in gym class or weight-training. 75 Is study hall worthwhile? in ORGANIZATIONS w ANTED: Starved singers: SADD actors: to eat at the first Parent Teacher Group-sponsored Choral Concert dinner, which raised $500 for the spring musical, “Grease.” concerned enough to make three one-minute com- mercials exemplifying the dangers of holiday drinkng and driving aired on cable Channel 49 during the holiday season. eager to help the needy, Student Government collected over 10,000 cans of food to help feed the less fortunate in the Hammond area. bowling for bucks, DECA members raised over $5,000 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association at their annual Bowl-a-Thon. contemplating chess maneuvers during an 87-hour marathon that raised spirits as well as money to help send the team to Nationals in New Mexico. Spanning A to Z, 23 student organizations left students . . . Caught in the Act Charitable contri- butions: “Spare” change: Weary minds: .... Clubs Divider I, ' I LLP- Caught in the Act tacking beer cans, ■ sophomore Laura Williams sets the scene j for a SADD commercial. I Three commercials by SADD members aired during the Holidays to remind teenagers that drinking and driving don ' t aught in the act, students found 23 ways to satisfy their personal interests. Whether it be Mr. Richard Holmberg directing a senior choir practice, senior Don Williams and junior Mark Anthony performing at a football game, sponsor Mr. Jeff Graves showing senior Karen Lesko how to keep score during Bowling Club, or juniors Shelly Springer and Jean Baker handing out food at the Speech and Debate Chicken Barbeque Dinner, club members spent their free time involved in varied interests. Caught Servicing ELPING HANDS finds leaders shaping school world probably the most essential YOU have to care about what you are doing or nothing will be accomplished. It (CEC) has taught me the responsibility needed to make decisions as a group. Gina Blaine, junior " Be a leader, not a follower” could have been the perfect motto for the clubs who dedi- cated themselves to helping others. Class Executive Council (CEC), Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA), Stu- dents Against Drunk Driving (SADD), Student Government, and Girls’ Timing Organization (GTO) were among the organi- zations which offered the stu- dents direct opportunity to get involved with the school and the student body. " I loved be- ing involved with the students and I think GTO is an excellent opportunity to get the students involved in the activities the school has to offer,” stated Mrs. Dorothy Van Zyl, GTO sponsor. Serving the students to im- prove the school became their main concern. ‘‘I wanted to help out my class. It shows you’re a leader and shows you have the initiative to do things for others besides yourself,” stated freshman student government mem- ber Beth Sohrbeck. Involving them- selves with organi- zations taught a sense of responsi- bility and con- cern. “Not only do we make impor- tant decisions, but we ' re also expect- ed to carry out our plans, explained Gina Blaine, junior CEC member, " You have to care about what you are doing or nothing will be accomplished. It has taught me group decision making responsibilities,” she added. Those who acquired respon- sibility and leadership found it to be a useful device for college applications. “Leadership is factor in acceptance to a col- lege,” said senior student body president Todd Rokita. With an attempt to arouse the crowd, Todd Rokita, senior student body president, praises the football team for their efforts at the Home- coming pep rally. Pep rallies instilled school spirit within the players and the fans before games. Lending a helping hand, GTO members, junior Erica Mowitz and seniors Denise Nelson, Amelia Noel, and Debbie Somenzi, contribute their time and efforts at the boys ' swim meet. Other duties included copying scores, running the scoreboard, and announcing events at swim meets. Hard at work, Bryan Kasper, junior, aides in the DECA food drive to feed the hungry. Collecting canned food was one way Deca helped those who were less fortunate. 78 : t 73 I ' l. ! Caught Servicing % i Academics Club to Band Academics Club (front row) Archana Vohra, Lisa Dywan, Mary Tabion, Emily Rosales, Irene Huang, Helen Kim. (row 2) Pam Soderquist, Val Tsoutsouris, Jacqueline Johnson, Irina Hentea, Shefali Shah, Ravi Patel, (back row) Mike An- dreshak, Gregg Schwartz, Ben Morey, Jennifer Franovich, Anjali Gupta, Beth Wrona. Academics Club (front row) John Jimenez, Anne Marie Bibler, Anna Hinich, Vijay Jain, Manuel Javates, Steve Ser- sic, (row 2) Jim Haung. Ron Javate, Swamy Nagubadi, John Philips. Rajesh Shetty, Todd Rokita. (back row) Dimitri Anges, George Melnik, Mike Hatmaker. Mike Pietraszak. Phil Sorak, Steven Karol, Ray Gupta, Pablo Bukata. Band (front row) Chris Smith, Mike Siska, Jim Huang, Peter Wolf, Michael Kolloway, Rea Robinson, Kathy Hughes, Ame- lia Noel, (row 2) Christy Rossa, Karen Lesko, Louisa An- dreani, Erika Frederick, Mary Hoekema, Tara Krull, Carissa Reppen. (row 3) Deb Buono, John Lichtle, Deborah Ba- chan, Erica Mowitz, Lisa Jabaay, Karen Hauer, Kim Spring- er, Kelly Cronin, (row 4) Pete Wujek, Karl Boehm, William Weaver, Tim Ghrist, Jeff Echterling, Mike Kennedy, Dave Ensley. (row 5) Val Tsoutsouris, Eric Holtan, Mike Jen, John Novak, Mark Anthony, Steve Kopenec. Dennis Mesterharm, Donny Williams, Tim Chen, (back row) Cari VanSenus, Steve Jones, Michael Orosco, Chris Gross. Tim Croston, Serek Deboer, Thad Mead, Greg Koscal, Jason Scot, Bill Caddick. Academics Club to Band Decisions, decisions, decisions. Seniors Lisa Dywan and Suzi Dicker- hoff, Student Government members, attempt to buy home supplies for the two adopted families which Student Government supports. Fundraisers helped to buy the supplies. Enjoying the fun, junior April Re- vercomb participates in the DECA Bowl-a-thon. DECA members gath- ered pledges for their scores which contributed to raising over $5000 for muscular dystrophy. Sophomore CEC. (front row) Erica Boehm, Mia Song, Tina Schmidt, Becky Deren. (back row) John Kim, Alison Glen- dening, Curt Sobolewski, Don Fesko, Jennifer Johnson. Bowling Club to Sophomore CEC Bowling Club to Sophomore CEC Freshman CEC. (front row) Russ Kochis, Lauren Bom- berger, Mimi Sellis, Paul Wang. (Row 2) Chris St. Leger, Adam Cohen, Geoff Apato, Bill Cowgill, Tim Kony. Bowling Club. ( " front row) Mary Hoekema, Rea Robinson, Jean Kowalski, Gina Wlazik, Christine Diezi, Margo Sabina, Debbie Maka, Emily Rosales, Mary Tabion, Kim Dulany, Ka- ren Lesko. (row 2) Louise Andreane, Denise Dominik, Tonya Tomski, Anne Marie Bibler, Tom Croston, John Jimenez, Gary Levy, Gregg Schwartz, Russel Yu, Val Tsoutsouris, Mr. Jeff Graves (sponsor), (row 3) Sean Scheffer, Shelley Springer, David Niksch, Jeff Franciski, April Crowil, Angelo Crowel, David Moore, Doug Vis, Jason R. Banach, Charles Michel, Craig Bell, (row 4) Michael Andershak, Joe Kicho, Sean Cheek, Mike Fant, Ed Pudlo, Jack Kalwasinski, Pete Wujek, Joe Sheets, Heather Piniak, Young Kim. (back row) Joe Lovasko, Terry Kish, Don Bremer, John Novak, Greg Witecha, Tim Hoekima, John Kortenhoven, Kris Lukas, Ian Lasics, Mike Pietraszak, Mike Hatmaker, Michael Balloc. Chess Club, (front row) Sean Scheffer, Henry Yu, Mr. Jeff Graves, Gary Levy, Russel Yu. (row 2) Jadon Born, Tim Croston, Ian Lasics, David Mootr. (row 3) Jason Banach, Vijay Jain, Ravi Patel, Rea Robinson, Charles Mickel. (back row) Rajesh Shetty. Manuel Javate, Pablo Bukata, John Phillips, John Novak, George Lamaster. Aiding a helping hand during the tion. Many teachers ‘‘served time " Speech and Debate Chicken Barbe- for various school functions cue, Mrs. Linda Scheffer, Home Eco- throughout the year nomics teacher, responds to a ques- Caught Servicing ELPING HANDS Todd Rokita, “a well-rounded 1 individual which has accom- plished something besides good grades, is a prime candi- date for any college.” Their service time also ap- peared in practical uses such as jobs. ‘‘DECA allows you to un- X O meet a deadline, junior Mike Mos- kovitz, Insight Editor, makes sure all ads are set for the next issue of Crier. Selling ads was mandatory for all staff derstand the business world through teaching and actually workingyour senior year,” stat- ed junior Deca member Antho- ny Chioros. By being voices for the stu- dent body, raising money to help others, and learning lead- ership and responsibility, ser- vice organizations gave the phrase, ‘‘don ' t be a carbon copy,” new meaning. members. Caught Servicing 81 — Caught Performing " OURITARS As lights dim and cheers rise, groups reap self-satisfaction As the lights dim the thou- sands of fans who have been on their feet the entire show scream “encore” and flick their bics in hopes that the en- tertainers will return. Although these circum- stances may not have existed for those students “caught performing,” their efforts did not go unheeded. For those in Choir, success came on a personal basis. " I never really think about how we will do in competition. I just concentrate on my part and W atching the Pom Squad per- form during the Homecoming Pep Rally, junior Donna Gladish and spon- sor Marcia Karnes help provide the music for the event. Pom Squad members such as Donna who couldn ' t perform due to illness or absence found other ways in which they could help the effort. Briskly marching in tune, the Band makes their way down Ridge Road as part of the Homecoming parade. The band toiled for hours preparing for their inter-city march. 82 Caught Performing hopefully we get the song all right,” explained senior Pat Schreiner. Piecing things to- gether helped at the Indiana State School Music Com- petition in Indiana- polis on Feb. 20. The Senior Boys and Girls Ensem- bles, Senior Girls Sextet, Senior Mixed Ensem- ble, and Junior and Sopho- more Girls Ensembles all cap- tured first place honors. “We practiced every day for a month, just going over every singing part until it was as close to perfect as possible,” said senior Barb Helms, who placed first in her vocal solo. The Choir not only per- formed at such events as the annual Holiday Choral Con- cert, but they also ventured to the Genesis Convention Cen- because we have all heard about the power and influence of Martin Luther King, but we practiced every day for a month, just going over every singing part until it was as close to perfect as possible. Barb Helms, senior ter in Gary to sing in a celebra- tion honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. ' s birthday on Jan. 15. Along with Choir groups from the various Gary public schools, the Girls and Boys Ensembles assisted in enter- taining a crowd of over 4000 people gathered to com- memorate the accomplish- ments of King. " I think that it was a good experience for us got first-hand knowledge from his followers,” stated senior Jay Dye. ‘N I OW hold on a minute, " sopho- more Kari Shapiro exclaimed as juror member seven in the play “Twelve Angry Jurors " . As the Seventh juror, Kari tried every trick in the book to end the trial quickly so she could at- tend a Broadway production. Junior CEC to Crier Junior CEC. (front row) Christy Szala, Ilona Carlos, Gina Blaine, Melissa Klee, Sonali Balajee, Tammy Hollis, (back row) Gene Chang, Steve Hess, Paulette Pokrifcak, Lisa Ba- ciu, Nick Autry, Eric Pardell. Senior CEC. (front row) Swami Nagubadi, Susan Higgins, Sue Anaszewicz. (back row) Chris Smith, Mary Blaesing, Joe Knight, Conrad Almase. Crier (front row) Stacy Slathar, Sue Anaszewicz, Ilona Car- los. Bronwyn Billings, Jen Beres, Mary Tabion, Mrs. Has- tings. (row 2) Karen Kunkel, Jerry Cabrera, Nicole Rusnak, Ann Marie McCarthy, Trina Murphy, Jamie Breuker, Jean Morgan, (row 3) Julie Bacino, Todd Rokita, Pete Arethas, Kevin Nowaczyk, Kevin Bomberger, Mike Moskovitz, Gregg Szhwartz. (row 4) Conrad Almase, David Beriger, Mike Mel- lon, Randy Cook, Ray Gupta. Richard Osgerby, Robyn Zipko, Jennifer Frankovich. Junior CEC to Crier 83 Junior DECA to Senior DECA CD O a m Junior DECA. (front row) Angel Thompson, Rhonda Keown, Karen Karulski, Jennifer Beres, Anthy Chioros, Dawn Houghton. Mr. Lewis, (row 2) Debbie Buono. Renay Montal- bano, Yvonne Gavrilos, Kelly Gibbs, Alan Dillard, Kelli Greg- ory, (row 3) Jack Davidson, April Revercomb, Trina Mur- phy, Beth Ewing, Chris Gross, Karin Williams, Tiffanie Slathar. (back row) Jim Koch, John Kortenhoven, John Joseph. Kraig Comstock, Rob Kain, Eric Gossler. Jim Brous. Junior DECA. (front row) Chrissy Radosevich, Laura Sker- tich, Stephanie Kotsis, Debbie Trgovich, Tina Liakopoulos, Chryssi Kozanda. (row 2) Jim Torreano, Mike Battista, Bri- an Dauksza, John Goodrich, John Osterman, Ray Olmos. (row 3) Doug Payne, Jeff Mybeck, Tony Ramos, Donnell Etienne, Kurt Malinger. Mr. Lewis, (back row) Chris Jostes, Dan Wiseman, Tim Hoekema, Vince Biedron, Bryan Kasper, Chuck Kilgore. z o -o o 30 Senior DECA. (front row) Anna Christopoulos, Karen Rus- sell, Lori Jucknowski. Mike Vlasich, Robin Howerton, Cam- mille Champion, (row 2) Jennifer Uzubell, Laura Goldasich, Debbie Koepke, Nicole Fiegle, Rich Fabisiak, Chris Chron- owski. (back row) Robert Krusinowski, John Skertich, John Whited, Randy Mattingly, Brian Rossin, Neal Lorenzi, Mr. Kent Lewis. — 84 DECA F " Caught Performing OUR STARS Continued Just like Choir, Band and Orchestra members found performing illustrated their musical skills to an audience. “I’ve always enjoyed playing musical instruments, but now I have a purpose behind my playing,” said sophomore Bri- an Mohr, saxophone player for Band. Similarly, Orchestra served its purpose. " Although I know that not too many people will ever listen to orchestra music, I enjoy playing it and listening to it as an outlet from every- day life,” freshman Gabriel Megales, cello player, said. While Choir, Band, and Or- chestra provided musical en- tertainment, Pom-pons per- formed in front of crowds dur- ing halftime at football and basketball games. Both groups practiced on a daily ba- sis in order to perfect their routines. “Being on Pom-pons allows me to be a part of the game. You are more than just a spectator, and it’s a nice feeling to have everyone watching you and applaud- ing,” explained junior Kim Ku- miega. Their hard work paid off as the eighteen-member Pom- pon squad placed first in the Midwest Invitational. Tryouts commenced during spring for next year’s per- formers, consisting of four practice days and one tryout day. The judging panel, rang- ing from team leaders to With thoughts of Mozart’s Italiano Serenata encompassing her mind, freshman Gabrielle Megales practices intently on her cello. Practicing every day enables students to excel in their own musical interests. Aft er completing his solo on the pregame festivities, senior Donny Wil- liams blows his horn to the tune of Sirrocco accompanied by the band. The band performed at the home bas- ketball and football games. cheerleading sponsors, chose the new pom-pon members. “Because we only had four days to learn a four-minute routine, it took a lot of time and effort at home,” said sophomore Laura Stover. " But making the squad was worth it.” Flag Corps also performed at sporting event halftimes. “I enjoy performing at games because all of our hard work pays off there,” said sopho- more Shannon Rose. For those caught perform- ing, there was no individual spotlight, no fans chanting “encore,” but only the self- satisfying feeling of success, knowing that they did their part to the best of their ability. F lying her flag proudly, sophomore Lisa Paige strolls across the football field at halftime of the football game. Flag Corps provided entertainment while the fans anxiously awaited sec- ond half play. Caught Performing 85 - Decisions, decisions. With over 23 clubs offered, the ba- sis for determining which club to join often centered on club activities, the old adage “all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy,” became the deter- mining philosophy for some decisions. Many who joined foreign language clubs discovered more was accomplished than just studying a culture. “Being in the French Club is really neat. We have fondue parties and during Christmas Break we went to the museum of Sci- ence and Industry to see the Trees Around the World dis- play,” freshman Karen La- mott explained. Agreeing with Karen, Mrs. Linda Elman, Spanish Club sponsor, explained that a trip to Chicago to see the Sting play soccer with a half time performance by Miami Sound Machine was one of the most exciting fieldtrips Spanish Club took all year. However, Spanish and French Clubs weren’t the only groups to have fun. Project Biology or “Zero Hour,” met daily from 6:50-7:40 a.m. Although it was a class, it dif- fered from “nor- mal’’ hours in that students could miss 15 days without a parent ' s excuse. “Project Biol- ogy is really in- teresting. Not only did we learn, but we dove every Sun- day in the pool since Winter Break to prepare for our trip to Florida during Spring Break,” stated junior Ellyce Kaluf. Being on the Crier or Para- gon staff entailed hard work to Indianapolis y 1 1 1 y was great. Not only did I have a lot of fun, but I made a lot of friends, too. junior Anthy Chiaros, DECA State Qualifier and long hours, but the staffs Afraid to lose another balloon to the pressure of the helium tank, sen- iors Debbie Koepke, Nicole Fiegle and John Skertich rush to fill the Balloons to sell during Homecoming. The annu- al DEC A balloon sale raised As he assumes the responsibilities of official party chairman, senior Mike Mellon records votes from the Crier staff for best halloween costume. Events such as the annual Halloween party helped to ease the tension caused by deadline. rrrr 86 Caught Having Fun 00 o o m Drama Club to Ensembles Drama Club, (front row) Julie Slater, Lisa Maxin, Gina Wla- zik, Christy Szala, Kyla Morrissey. Shelley Strong, Susan Trovinger, Lisa Medynsky, Laura Pavlovich, Teresa Me- dynsky, Kevin Haunsin (row 2) Kari Shapiro, Eric East, Amy Fraser, Heather Fesko, Scott Reubin, Robert Molnar, Tori Sellis, Tia Agnew, Karen Lamott, Mimi Sellis, John Kim (3rd Row) Bronwyn Billings, Brenda Van Orman, Jeremy Bren- man, Jennifer Engle, Sasha Desancic, Rosanne Zurad, Ka- ren Kunkel, Donny Williams, Gene Chang, Jennifer Lewis (Back Row) Jennifer Frankovich, Kevin Bomberger, Craig Scott, Eric Pardell, Jason Schaum, Dan Scheffel, Kim Szala, Mary- Tina Vrehas, Catherine O’Connor, Jeff Strater, Kris Siebecker. Junior Boys Ensemble, (front row) Robert Marrik, Bob Mol- nar, Robert Grady, Aaron Franko, Joe Bogner, Mark Pfister, (row 2) Vince Santucci, Chris Harding, David Beireger, Ben Zygmunt, Bobby Morris, Jason Dragos, Jason Ryband, (back row) John Osterman, Mark Deal, Brendan Sheehy, Nick Autry, Jim Karr, Owen Deignan. Junior Girls Ensemble, (front row) Sharon Kim, Heather Fesko, Anne Marie McCarthy, Gina Wlazik, Dana Richard- son, Kim Szala, (row 2) Nancy Gozdecki, Darlene Kender, Pam Pool, Julie Slater, Brenda VanOrman, (back row) Mel- lissa Klee, Stephanie McNary, Mary Kate Kish, Tori Szurgot, Leslie Schoon, Katie Fleming. Drama Club to Ensembles 87 Ensembles Senior Boys Ensemble, (front row) Jay Dye, Paul Harding, Mike Brozovic, John Guerra, Christian Gloff. (row 2) Tom Johns, John Manahan, Bill Melby, Patrick Schreiner, Brian Zemaitis, Kevin Bomberger. (back row) Ryan Gailmard, Chris Dywan. Anthony Grady, Larry Wildy, Doug Johnson, Craig Scott. Senior Girls Ensemble, (front row) Jodi Johnson, Irene Huang, Staci Schatz, Tammy DeReamer, Karen Jurgenson, Susan Higgins, (row 2) Tracy Silverman, Amanda McKin- ney, Camille Saklaczynski, Jennifer Vrlik, Cally Raduenzel, Kris Siebecker. (back row) Jomary Crary, Barbara Helms, Kristin Hanes, Andrea Roy, Robin Fandrei, Lisa Tilka. Senior Mixed Ensembles, (front row) Irene Huang, Jay Dye, Jodi Johnson, Paul Harding, Tracy Silverman, Bill Melby, Scott Brakebill, Tammy DeReamer, Tom Johns, Jomary Crary, Mike Brozovic. (row 2) Amanda McKinney, Christian Gloff, Camille Saklaczynski, Craig Scott, Cally Raduenzel, John Guerra, Barb Helms, Pat Schreiner, (back row) Lisa Tilka, Tony Grady, Karen Jurgenson, Chris Dywan, Susan Higgans, Doug Johnson, Kristin Hanes, Kevin Bomberger, Kris Seibecker. Senior Girls Sextet, (front row) Karen Jurgenson, Susan Higgins, Jomary Crary. (back row) Barb Helms, Amanda McKinney, Cally Raduenzel. 88 Diligently working on a banner for both Homecoming ticket sales, fresh- man Kim Walters, Nancy Strick, and Nick Paulson add the finishing touch- es to Donald Duck. CEC and Student Government assisted in carrying out the Homecoming festivities. P Utting their efforts into produc- ing a fun-filled Homecoming rally, sen- ior student government members Suzy Dickerhoff, Tammy DeReamer, Lisa Dywan, Kris Siebecker, Jomary Crary, Laura McGill and Chrisy Zu- dock sit back and cheer on senior Joe Knight, football captain before setting up the tug-of-war. The Student Gov- ernment members balanced hard work and fun to succeed in firing the students up for the game. Ensembles Caught Performing ECISIONS continued usually found ways to have fun. “All of the editors stayed up one night to get the spreads out to meet the dead- line,” senior Kavita Patel, As- sistant Copy Editor, ex- plained. “The beginning of the night was really fun because we were all ready to go, by the middle of the night we started to get a little bit edgy, and by the end of the night we started cracking jokes and pigging out. Not only did we finish but we all had fun. One group, Scuba Club, did all of its activities outside school. They went diving at several lakes including Pearl and French Lakes in Indiana. “I like to go scuba diving be- cause it is interesting to see fish in their own habitat. It is also very adventurous,” said Don Bremer, junior. Students Against Driving Drunk (SADD) traveled to In- dianapolis to attend meetings about teenage drinking. Be- sides the conference, they also sponsored a dance to make money to buy posters and brochures discouraging drinking and driving. “We planned this dance to encour- age good clean fun without having to drink,” sophomore Morgan Hawkins explained. Other clubs planned events to promote team unity before big competitions. “Before big speech meets we have spirit parties to psyche each other up for the meets, " junior Charmain Pestakis explained. Twenty-five of the 35 State qualifying Distributive Educa- tion Clubs of America (DECA) members traveled to Indiana- polis during Spring Break to compete against other schools in marketing skills. “Going to Indianapolis was great. Not only did I have a lot of fun but I made a lot of friends, too, ” junior Anthy Chairos said. After mulling over all the clubs ' activities, students usu- ally found one to match their need for having a good time while filling their interests. While freshman Andrea Foltz pre- pares a carry out order during the Speech and Debate chicken barbe- cue, senior Kathy Romar checks to be sure that the chicken, cole slaw, roll, ice cream, and milk are all there. Team work paid off as it helped to get the job done faster. Caught Having Fun 89 % X Flags to French Club Flags to French Club ' Flags, (front row) Michele Osinski, Carlene Whitlow, Chris- tine Diezi, Michelle Kish, Denise Dominik. (row 2) Marybeth Agness, Kim Dulany, Shannon Rose, Keri Flickinger, (back row) Lisa Page, Amy Gifford, Danielle Hybiak, April Crowel, Angel Crowel, Sharon Murphy. French Club, (front row) Scott Rubin, Jennifer Smith, Ka- ren Thomas, Megan Ford, Betsy Reck, Karen Lamott. (row 2) Andrea Foltz, Lauren Bomberger, Brooke Gardberg, Aeri Kwak, Amy Claustre, Laura Bukata, Kathi Vaughn, (row 3) Michele Osinski, Patty Mellon, Tricia Lasky, Kris Blees, Deb- bie Oi, Christy Szala, Amy Moses, (back row) Irina Hentea, Sophia Marinos, Adrian Tabion, Nate Adoba, Gabrielle Girot, Marcee Rueth, Sara Herakovich, Karen Lasen. French Club, (front row) Julie McGill, Jennifer Gershman, Becky Sims, Michelle Quinn, Julianne Chevigny, Rene Grabske, Vinita Mehta, Christine Diezi. (row 2) Vijay Jain, Jamie Breuker, Shiva Ojagh, Laura Williams, Vicki Vrabel, Cindy Strain, Karyn Krol, Dani Mavronicles, Gina Lecas. (row 3) Swamy Nagubadi, Jennifer Peters, Grace Cha, Lau- ra Poplwaski, Susan Soderquist, Christy Rossa, Kari Sha- piro, Rajesh Shetty. (back row) George Melnik, Jennifer Vrlik, Karen Kunkel, Susie Glennon, Becky Boilek, Larisa Brown, Tracy Creviston, Chris Smith, Brenda Van-Orman, Josh King. French Club, (front row) Debbie Maka, Kathy McCain, Lisa Dragos, Nikki Markovich, Emily Rosales, Kathy Gambetta, Leslie Darrow. (row 2) Sasha Desancic, Anna Hijich, Jacqui- line Johnson, Hilary Hall, Tonya Dennis, Shelley Strong, Kyla Morrissey, (row 3) Kathi Blair, Lisa Maxin, Sara Mintz, Mark Farinas, John Kim, Chris Wittkamp, Gene Chang. (back row) Aimee Orr, Katy Eldridge, Kim Szala, Anne Marie Bibler, Rich Osgerby, Jason Schaum, Brendan Sheehy, Pe- ter Wolf. Caught in the Limelight POTLIGHTS glisten as students ' achievements shine With the enthusiastic roar of the crowd, they returned to the stage and took their final bow. They practiced long and their hard work had paid off. Those who found their spot- light in such organizations as National Honor Society (NHS), National Forensic League (NFL), and Quill and Scroll failed to find it as dra- matic, yet they retained that feeling of success. “Being involved in the NFL will help me when I get to col- lege by giving me experience in public speaking,” said Heather Fesko, junior. Being a member required 25 points won during a speech or de- bate meet. Also, class rank played a factor. “To be a T aking the plunge, seniors Stacy Franciskovich, Sally Brennan, Laura McGill, and Swami Nagubadi, hold the " Limelight ' ’ while being initiated into Quill and Scroll. Quill and Scroll hon- ored outstanding journalism students who were in the top 25 per cent of their class. member of NFL is a great achievement, " said Mr. Don- ald Fortner, business teacher. “You are more than just a member when you ' re in NFL.” Another club featured in the spotlight included NHS. To be initiated one must obtain a 4.2 grade point average and earn 30 points in ex- tra-curricular ac- tivities. " I feel that being in NHS would look good on my col- lege applica- tion,” said senior John Philips. Along with NFL and NHS re- quired qualifica- tions, Quill and Scroll also had standards to be met. To achieve membership, one must rank in the top third of his class and make an out- standing contribution to one of the publications, Paragon or Crier. The publications’ staffs also shared in the spot- light. Whether it was the year- book earning its fourth con- secutive Columbia Scholastic Press Association Gold Crown Award for ranking in the top one per cent of high school yearbooks in the nation or the newspaper earning its third junior Heather Fesko consecutive Gallup Award from Quill and Scroll, both staffs earned their share of lo- cal, state, and national recog- nition. Whatever the club, mem- bers found plenty of room to share the spotlight. involved in the National Foren- sic League will help me when I get to college with experience in public speaking. Emotionally presenting her final words of the season, volleyball coach Ms. Carmi Thornton praises the hard work of her team at the fall sports banquet as coach Chuck Schallorn presents a participation certificate to freshman Julie Rouse. The banquet was the final chance to honor those participating in the sport, especially the players on the varsity squad. In attempt to get into character, seniors Jeff Strater and Pablo Bu- kata and junior Ravi Patil imitate the Republican Party candidates for President at the Munster Town Hall in a mock presidential debate for the Republication Party. Pablo Bu- kata, playing Senator Robert Dole, won the debate. 91 - Caught in the Limelight German Club to Math Club German Club to Math Club German Club, (front row) Jennifer Engle, Natalie Krol, Jen- nifer Strudas, Kerri Kemock, Natasha Bukorovic, Irina Hen- tea. Karen Karulski, Heike Drake, Kathy Romar. (row 2) Vesna Kirincic, Karen Lesko, Tammy DeReamer, Jeanne Robbins, Pam Soderquist, Shefali Shah, Angie Pavicevich, Charlie Wilke, Shelley Springer, Jennifer Baker, (row 3) Russ Kochis, Barry Vanderhoek, Alan Gustaitis, Karl Boehm, Dennis Mesterharm, Frank Capic, Sasa Kecman, Joseph Bognar, Brian Grskovich. (back row ) George Melnik, Mike Ulinski, Andy Spoljaric, Mark Swindle, Ted Vrehas, John Novak, John Phillips, Dan Wiseman, Phil Wang, Don Bremer. Girls Timing Organization, (front row) Erica Mowitz (man- ager), Amelia Noel (manager), Mrs. Dorothy VanZyl (spon- sor), Karen Russell (manager), Amy Darrington (manager). (row 2) Tina Schmidt, Archana Vohra, Alison Glendening, Tammy Checroun, Karen Lamott. (row 3) Lisa Jabaay (alt. manager), Nola Golubiewski, Stacy Szany, Lisa Franckevi- cius, Tina Duron, Kristin Growitz, Betsy Reck. Math Club, (front row) Jacki Johnson, Archana Vohra, Emanuel Javate, Anjali Gupta, Anne Marie Bibler, Anna Hin- ich, Irene Huang, (row 2) Vijay Jain, Steve Hess, Ron Ja- vate, John Jiminez, Ray Gupta, Swamy Nagubadi, Phil Milne, Ravi Patil. (back row) Mike Andreshak, Beth Wrona, Mike Hatmaker, Mike Pietraszak, Phil Sorak, Pablo Bukata, John Phillips, Steve Karol, Gene Chang. Caught in a Different World WORLD forces students to move beyond boundaries dents to try to get a feeling of to sit there for hours at a time how a different culture lives, just waiting for the opponent involves a lot of mental competition. It’s not easy to sit there for hours at a time just waiting for the opponent to make a wrong move. Chess Club sponsor Mr. Jeff Graves Imagine being surrounded by a new language, a new cul- ture, and a totally different way of life. For those students in the Chess, Science, and Foreign Language Clubs, this scene almost becomes a reali- ty. Students involved in For- eign Language Clubs achieved knowledge of different cul- tures, while those involved in the Science and Chess Clubs experienced more mental than physical competition. Students involved in the By lending a hand sophomore Irina Hentea helps Mrs. Helga Meyer, Ger- man Club sponsor, prepare for the Germanfest. The German Club held their annual Octoberfest to share the fine points of German cuisine. Foreign Language Clubs par- ticipated in many activities which portrayed the countries’ cultures. “I love celebrating the different holi- days that people in Spain and Mexico do. We have parties and try to celebrate the same way they do,” said sophomore Andrea Feffer- man. By doing these activities, Spanish Club sponsor Mrs. Anne Whiteley, Spanish teach- er, said, “Being involved in these clubs allows the stu- We learn more about people and customs.” Instead of using physical ac- tivity, Chess Club members used their minds to compete. “Chess involves a lot of men- tal competition. It’s not easy to make a wrong move,” said Chess Club sponsor Mr. Jef- fery Graves, science teacher. Students involved in Chess enjoyed it for various reasons. “I enjoy participating in Chess because it strengthens Participating in the " Day of the Dead” festivities, juniors Scott Rubin and Ron Javate enjoy play- ing traditional games. Part of being a Spanish Club member meant celebrating many of the Mexican holidays and fiestas. Let them eat cake " was said not only by Marie Antoinette, but by French Club members Jennifer Smith, Karen Lamott, Meagan Ford, freshmen, and juniors Emily Rosales and Kim Szala, as they participate in the homecoming pa- rade. 93 •••• Caught in a Different World National Honor Society to Paragon National Honor Society, (front row) Jenny Dedelow, Suzy Dickerhoff, Lisa Dywan, Cami Pack. Diane Trgovich, Diane Adich, Helen Kim, Hilary Hall, Chrissy Zudock, Laura McGill, Kavita Patel (row 2) Tracy Silverman, Beth Stover, Amelia Noel, Connie Czapla, Allison Potts, Jeanne Robbins, Tammy DeReamer, Kris Siebecker, Jomary Crary, Gregg Schwartz. (row 3) Julianne Chevigny, Mike Andreshak, Todd Rokita, Susan Higgins, Beth Wrona, John Jimenez, Bob Smith, Swamy Nagubadi, Tom Boyden. (back row) Steve Sersic, Jennifer Frankovich, Dimitri Arges, John Phillips, Rajesh Shetty, Noel Javate, Phil Sorak, Pablo Bukata, George Mel- nik, Ted Vrehas, Conrad Almase, Vijay Jain. Orchestra, (front row) Mrs. Cynthia Schnabel, Cindy Strain, Urzula Urzua, Greg Witecha, Karen Thomas, Caroline Toth. (back row) Gabrielle Megales, Eileen Han, Jason Born, Ja- son Banach, Charles Mickel, Rob Zando. Paragon, (front row) Jenny Dedelow, Allison Dedelow, Heather Fesko, Amy Fraser, Sonali Balajee, Amy Franko- vich, Laura McGill, Staci Schatz, Kavita Patel, Amanda Hamilton, (row 2) Jim Wachel, Amy Gluth, Renee Maxin, Lauren Bittner, Debbie Oi, Lori Anderson, Cari VanSensus, Terry Kish, Tammy Hollis, (row 3) Helena Brasovan, Tori Szurgot, Stacy Franciskovich, Bryan Oberc, Lisa Dywan. (row 4) Shefali Shah, Toula Kounelis, Linda Wulf, Karyn Dahlsten, Jennifer Paulson, Laura Krameric, Robin Fandrei, Amy Hulett, Tom Boyden, Saralie Herakovich. (back row) Lisa Baciu, Jason Gedmin, Brendan McCormack, Tom Fierek, Dave Arlen, Jim O ' Donnell, Mike Mertz, Charlie Wilke, George Lamaster. National Honor Society to Paragon Ready to indulge in French Clubs’ Frommage party, freshman Tonya Den- nis selects the cheese she wants to taste. French Club sponsored many ac- tivities which allowed students to enjoy French food. Caught in a Different World Ihird world continued ens my sense of competition,” ing different things in the field said senior Pablo Bukata. of science and finding out how Instead of running around do- and why certain things work ing a lot of physical activity, stu- and happen rather than just dents used chess to relax, knowing that they happen ,” “When you have a lot on your said senior Noel Javate. mind, chess puts everything Being involved with more aside because you concentrate than physical competition or on beating your opponent,” our own culture, students who added Pablo. participated in the Chess, Sci- Science Club allowed s tu- ence, and Foreign Language dents to continue their re- Clubs showed that a different search and knowledge in the world was not necessarily an science world. " I like research- unexciting world to be living in. Ready and willing to help at Okto- berfest, senior Karen Lesko and soph- omore Phil Wang find time to lend a helping hand. German club sponsored Oktoberfest which enabled students to sample German food. With an attempt to improve his skill in chess, senior John Phillips con- centrates on his next move. Chess members went through serious men- tal competition when participating in chess. Scuba Club to Spanish Club Scuba Club, (front rowJTonya Tomski. Mr. Jeff Graves, Lisa Chen. Grace Cha, (back row) Don Bremer. Gina Wlazik, Diane Trgovich. Spanish Club, (front row) Michelle Wojik, Susan Trovinger, Michelle Kish, Mary Giannini, Rosanne Larson, Karen Kru- pinski, Kelly Boyle, Jill Uylaki. (row 2) Becky Levin, Melissa Nicholas, Steve Sersic. Emanuel Javate, Laura Stover, Su- san Mackanos, Amy Skaggs, Cari Ugent. (row 3) Jeremy Brennan, Lennart Tan, Greg Quagliara, Ravi Nagubadi, Ke- v in Iprirh Kpn RpopcUi fp p Karol Shark rn A Rohan Caught Competing XDELLENCE . becomes standard as students go for the gold Math club members took world-wide math tests month- IT ' S a rare case of competi- tion in which you can use your brains. It’s not like playing hoops or anything else. Ravi Patil, junior Competition brings out the best in everyone. Existing as both Brian Boitano ' s slight edge to win the men’s figure skating at the Calgary Olym- pics and the Debate Team ' s dedication to send three de- baters to Nationals in Tennes- see, the spirit of competition provided the incentive to reach one’s goal. Members of Speech and De- bate and Chess devoted long hours to preparing for Satur- day competitions. Both groups often left as early as 4 a.m. on a school bus to attend tournaments. However, most believe it was more than worth the work. “I ' m in Speech because I want to be a lawyer, and it helps me to learn more about persua- sive speaking,” said junior Eric Pardell. Trivia and Math clubs gave the intel- lectually in- clined a chance to be chal- lenged. “It is a rare case of competition in which you can use your brains. It’s not like playing hoops or anything else,” explained junior Ravi Patil. ly. Senior John Phillips summed up the atmosphere of the club, “I don’t do it for the glory, because no one Leadership goes beyond the school boundaries as senior Laura Goldasich was elected the District One President for DECA. Fulfilling one of her many du- ties, she installs the district officers at the State Fall Leadership Conference. Afte ter counting the number of pins that have fallen, senior Greg Witecha marks the score of his teammate as club sponsor Mr. Jeff Graves, Chemis- try teacher, adds his score. Bowling club took place on Mondays and Wednesdays after school at Munster Lanes as an outlet from school. Caught Competing 97 Caught Competing XCELLENCE continued comes to watch, but it’s fun because it’s challenging.” Pom-poms competed twice during the summer. They won their division at pom-pom camp i n Valparaiso and were named Class B Grand Champi- ons at a competition held in Arlington Heights in August. “Bringing home the winner ' s trophy was definitely worth the hard work,” said senior Jodie Johnson. Competition made for the excitement in Bowling Club. “It’s more fun playing other teams for trophies,” said ju- nior Billy White. Club competition provided financial benefits as well as mental ones. “I compete in DECA because I know that if I do really well, I can get a scholarship,” explained Eric Gossler, junior. Moreover, most students found competition both enjoy- able and rewarding. “I’ve learned a lot about communi- cation skills,” said senior de- bater Jeff Strater. " I joined for no reason as a freshman, but I began to love it.” i emorizing a speech for the up- coming Chesterton tournament, sophomore Jason Schaum rehearses after school in a practice room. Prac- tice paid off when Jason won second place in Novice Duo at the tourna- ment. Caught Competing Sudden death” is less than five minutes away as senior Rea Robinson comtemplates where to place her knight with senior Gary Levy watching her. Using up all of the forty-five min- utes allowed per game resulted in “sudden death " , or an automatic loss of the game. Anxiously glancing at the final scores of the speech meet, junior Jen Beres pinpoints her number in order to find out how she scored. Jen ended up taking a second place overall at the Chesterton meet. While leafing through a textbook, junior Grace Cha searches for vital in- formation for her speech. Extra hours of preparation after school in the de- bate room helped polish her speech for the upcoming competition. I n order to perfect their routine for competition, each poms member awaits for her turn to do the ripple. Competition gave recognition to the squad for their efforts. Poms to Science Club Poms, (front row) Cindy Michael, Laura Bukata, Amy Claustre, Jodie Johnson, Stacy Franciskovich, Tracy Sil- verman, Marcia Karnes, (row 2) Sheri Tracey, Cari Van- Senus, Beth Wrona, Kim Terandy, Laura Williams, Kelly Wil- son. (back row) Donna Gladish, Tiffanie Slathar, Kimberly Vickers, Beth Stover, Jennifer Atwood, Kim Kumeiga, Amy Gluth. Quill and Scroll, (front row) Stacy Franciskovich, Jenny Dedelow, Kavita Patel, Sally Brennan, Laura McGill, (row 2) Lori Anderson, Lisa Dywan, Beth Stover, Conrad Almase, Swamy Nagubadi. (back row) Ray Gupta, Gregg Schwartz, Josh King, Jennifer Frankovich, Todd Rokita. Science Club, (front row) Mike Andreshak, Russell Vu. (back row) Christy Lomey, Mr. Ullman. Poms to Science Club 99 Caught Doing Time EFT BEHIND members benefit while working overtime As the final period bell sounded, students began is no greater, feeling then when I have suffered long practices and com- pleted the best performance of my life. Bob Molnar, junior making post-school plans. Others lingered waiting for practice and mandatory club meetings to begin, thoughts of long term plans and fund- raisers enchanted many com- mitted members. While putting in extra hours after school seemed like pun- ishment to some students, others found joining or- ganizations enjoy- able. Staying after school required a certain amount of commitment and dedication. “Be- ing a member of Poms requires commitment to attend all prac- tices and all games. Each one of us becomesde- dicated to the squad,” stated ju- nior Kim Kumeiga. Students also found that the hours added up day by day. " I put in an hour of prac- tice during Speech Competi- tion class and another hour of- practice after school, some- times adding up to over 10 hours a week,” stated junior Eric Pardell. However, other students found time after school or long hours to be beneficial. “There is no greater feeling then when I have suffered long practices and completed the best performance of my life, " said Thespian Bob Molnar, ju- nior. Agreeing with Bob, fresh- man Mimi Sellis said, “Work- ing on drama everyday after school will enable me to get better and help me in the act- ing world in the future.” Many students found that putting in extra time was help- ful to their class grade. “I think being in Ensembles al- lowed Mr. Holmberg to get to know me better, so he is more lenient with his grading, " Mark Pfister said. While practicing the " Big Life” routine, sophomore Sherry Tracey lines up pretending to hold her pom- pons. After school practice in the commons helped the Drill Team per- fect their routines for half time at football games. T O pass her Geometry test with an A, sophomore Jennifer Spangler decides to get help from NHS tutor Suzy Dicker- hoff. NHS tutors helped students in all subjects on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays before and after school in the guidance office. 100 Caught Doing Time IBCDEFGHIJKLMNOPORSTUVWXYZABCDEFGHIJKL Speech and Debate Speech and Debate. (Front row) Charmain Pestikas, Jenni- fer Beres, Grace Cha, Helen Kim, Gina Torreano, Kristin Growitz, Amy Warda, Tristana Barlow, (row 2) Kathi Vaughn, Lisa Chen, Karen Kunkel, Scott Rubin, Gregg Schwartz, Brenda Van Orman, Kari Shapiro, Louise An- dreani. (row 3) Jennifer Johnson, Jeff Strater, Jeremey Brenman, Jeff Gerson, Eunice Cardenas, Morhan Hawkins, Becky Levin, (back row) Tim Engel, Charlie Wilke, Adrian Tabion, Kevin Jerich, Shiva Ojagh, Traci Mastey, Ronaldo Javate, Vijay Jain. Speech and Debate, (front row) Paul Kang, Sean Scheffer, Bronwyn Billings, Erica Zacry, Laura Brietzke. (row 2) James Chen, Christina Carrara, Sharmili Majmudar. Tonya Dennis, Jennifer Engle, Megan Ford, (back row) Phil Milne, Jennifer Baker, Michael Marchese, Steve Conkley, Kathy Romar. Sheeley Springer, Sherry Goldyn. Speech and Debate. (Front row) Mira Loh, Gina Nicosia, Andrea Foltz, Lauren Bomberger, Heike Drake, Sonali Bala- jee, Jen Moore, (row 2) Jenn Gust, Ann Marie McCarthy, Jacqueline Johnson, Nick Paulson, Jill Uylaki, Nancy Goz- decki, Cari Ugent. (row 3) John Kim, Eric Pardell, Joe Sheets. Steve Hess, Heather Fesko, Steven Konkoly, Ravi Nagubadi. (back row) Gene Chang, Jim Feeney, Ken Reges- kik, Jason Schaum, Nicole Rusnak, George LaMaster, Ro- sanne Zurad, Steven Sersic. Speech and Debate 101 Spech and Debate, (front row) Hilary Hall, Michelle Quinn, Irine Hentes. Mimi Sellis, Amy Skaggs, Laura Bukata, Laura Williams, Becky Sims, (row 2) Ravi Patil, Joseph Lejipsi, Rob Smith, Gary Levy, Fred Van Kloverer, David Levin, Sureel Chilokuri. (row 3) Becky Boilek, Mary-Tina Vrehas, Dima Anges, Greg Witecha, Vicki Terranova, Catherine O ' Connor, Dwayne Erikson. (back row) Swamy Nagubadi, Paul Mir- anda, George Melnik, Phil Sorak, Ray Gupta, Pablo Bukata, Rajesh Shetty, Jason Solan, James McHie. Students Against Drunk Driving to Trivia Club 102 SADD to Trivia Club Students Against Drunk Driving, (front row) Shara Smith, Charlisa Williams, Laura Williams, Sheri Tracey, Rebecca Ribble, Jen Moore, Janie Strudas, Mrs. Karen Cook, (row 2) Angie Pavicevich, Becky Sims, Darcie Dimitroff, Donny Wil- liams, Keri Flickinger, Sharon Murphy, Karen Kuralski, Nat- alie Krol. (row 3) Sophia Marinos, Morgan Hawkins, Becky Levin, Jannifer Vrlik, Beth Wrona, Cindy Michel, Amy Claustre, Pam Soderquist, Susie Glennon. (back row) Brad Glendening, Cindy Auburn, Mike Pietraszak, Jeff Strater, Laura Stover, Shiva Ojagh, Kevin Jerich, Jean Morgan. Student Government, (front row) Chrisy Zudock, Nancy Gozdecki, Michele Safko, Helen Nelson, Bronwyn Billings, Allison Dedelow, Jason Zwieg. (row 2) James Chen, Paul Kang. Kim Hinshaw, Beth Sorhbeck, Dana Adich, Aie Kwak, Tammy DeReamer, Jomary Crary. (row 3) Laura McGill, Karin Krupinski, Margo Cohen, Andrea Fefferman, Mark Fa- rinas, Lisa Dywan, Suzy Dickerhoff, Rich Bernat. (row 4) Darlene Kender, Susie Beckman, Gabrielle Girot, Lynn De- chantal, Andrea Roy, Jerry Cabrera, Kevin Jerich, Cindy Jacobsen, (back row) Bob Molnar, Cindy Crist, Katie Flem- ing, Clay Gilliam, Phil Wang, Kris Siebecker, Debbie Payne, Todd Rokita, Adrian Tabion, Julianne Chevigny. Trivia Club, (front row) George Melnik, Mike Andreshak, Mr. Jeff Graves, Phil Sorak, Pablo Bukata. (row 2) Vijay Jain, Swamy Nagubadi, Rajesh Shetty, Manuel Javate, Ray Gupta, (back row) Ravi Patel, John W. Phillips, Michael Hat- maker, Mike Pietraszk, Steve Karol. Carefullychecking for errors in Mike Mellon ' s story, copy editor Ray Gupta, senior, makes sure it reflects good journalistic style. Before print- ing a story in Crier, it had to be checked by an editor for grammar mistakes and content. In order to fulfill one of her many i duties, senior Lori Anderson, Paragon Photo Editor, files negatives. Staff members found themselves workingi overtime in order to meet their re- 1 sponsibilities. L Caught Doing Time .EFT BEHIND continued Taking this same view, Mr. Richard Holmberg, Music Di- rector, said, “When looking for ensemble members I pick mostly on talent and personal- ity. I know that if I have to leave them alone I can trust them because they are the best of the group! " Finding an escape from ev- eryday routine work was a fac- tor also. " I found bowlingto be something extra to do on a boring Monday,” said junior John Novak. Sometimes the work put in N Ot approving the final copy for the front page story, senior Editor-in-Chief Conrad Almase discusses the changes he wants made with the Front page Edi- tor Mike Mellon, senior. Countless hours spent in the Pub after school im- proved the quality of stories. during school was not enough. “Since I am the Editor-in- Chief of Paragon, my job is never done. Sometimes I stay after school to make sure deadlines are met and to see if things are finished,” stated senior Lisa Dywan. In agreement with Lisa, Mrs. Nancy Hastings, Publications Director said, “Paragon never stops. It is a year round cycle with the last pages coming in the day after graduation, workshops, summer meetings with the past editors, and in August the new staff comes in to start all over.” The same is true for Crier, “because the paper is distributed every oth- er week, Crier staff is always staying after school to meet their deadlines,” said senior Sue Anasewicz, Perspectives Editor. Some students found they liked to dedicate themselves to helping others, “I joined Girl ' s Timing Organization be- cause I wanted to be involved and contribute at the same time, ” said Allison Glenden- ing, sophomore. Whether the extra hours seemed long or short, for one reason or another, students found themselves caught do- ing time. T O get a perfect strike, freshman Da- vid Kisch keeps his eyes on the pins as he aims the ball. Bowlers competed against each other every Monday after school at Munster Lanes. Smirking at a joke, Layout Editor senior Sally Brennan stops working on a layout during second hour Paragon. Telling jokes helped to ease the tension of meeting a deadline. Caught Doing Time 103 ItandltWim in S P 0 R T S Wanted: Determined yet consistent golfers: 200 lb tacklers: Honored Athletes: willing to brave an all-day down- pour in order to place 13th at the Girls’ Golf State cham- pionships in Indianapolis. needed to win the third consecutive tacklers: Sectional title by beating Hammond High 17-14, in overtime, only to lose Regionals to Hobart by a touchdown in the last four minutes of the game. working their way to rank with athletes: the best, whether it be the All-American 200-yard Medley Relay, seniors Larry Wiley and Jim Magrames and junior Mike Ulinski earning first-team All-State Football honors, or junior Mike Moskovitz as First Team All-State Tennis player. relocating the newly expanded weightroom to the gymnastics area and spending $3600 for Pro Star equipment to bring the total conditioning equipment investment to over $18,000. Whether winners or benchwarmers, team mem- bers or solo practitioners, for all the dedication, training and endurance . . . You’ve gotta hand it to ’em Muscle conditioners: 104 Sports Divider bove the crowd, junior center Mike Trilli shoots for two against the Calumet Warriors. With perfect aim, he contributed 25 points to assist the 79-75 overtime victory. iving it their all sophomore Eric Pinkie tries to maintain his pace during the freestyle, junior Tara Hodson, sophomore Helene Nelson, and junior Leslie Schoon set their pace at the Highland Invitational, junior Rob Kemp takes a quick break from the action at the Brickie Bowl, and junior Lisa Baciu goes for a kill against Higland. By participating in sports, students kept in shape and learned the importance of team cooperation. You ' ve gotta hand it to ' em As crowds grow still, while athletes make the moves, cheerleaders try GNITING THE FIRE L et’s get fired up!” cried six en- thusiastic cheerleaders. ‘‘We are fired up!” blared a crowd of excited fans. As this battle of vo- cals intensified so did player morale. No matter what the weather, cheerleaders gave time to boost school spirit and do their best to psych up the teams. " I enjoy lifting school spirit and trying to get the fans involved with what is going on, " said sen- ior Julianne Chevigny. Constant cheering through- out each game may have ap- peared easy to some, but cheering involved work and en- ergy. “It is easy to cheer when momentum is going our way, but the hardest part of cheering Adding to the spirit of Homecoming Week, sponsor Frankie Fesko distrib- utes Homecoming mums to seniors Su- san Higgins, Cathy Nisiewicz, Jenny De- delow, Mary Blaesing and Julianne Che- vigny. Cheerleaders sold Homecoming mums each year as a fundraiser to fi- nance the winter Turnabout Dance. is when the team is down and you have to get the crowd in- volved,” explained Allison De- delow, junior. The girls’ work did not stop at simply raising spirit at games. They decorated the team’s locker room before games, baked food and cookies for players, TP’d players’ houses, and garnished the halls with signs and banners before games to let the athletes know they had school support. “Be- fore games we like to do as much as possible to let the play- ers know they have fans who support and really appreciate their hard work,” senior Cathy Nisiewicz said. Fundraisers made up a big part of the responsibilities of Whether rain or shine, the fresh- man cheerleaders overcame Mother Nature ' s obstacles in order to support the team. Rain was simply not enough to dampen the spirit involved with each football game. the cheerleading squad. A car- nation sale and a candy sale in the fall allowed the girls to earn money which they used to- wards purchasing uniforms and attending summer cheerlead- ing camp. Also, part of the mon- ey raised went to finance the cheerleaders’ winter Turna- bout Dance. Mrs. Frankie Fesko became sponsor for the first time be- cause, “I enjoy working with teenage girls and I felt that it would be something fun to do.” Under the leadership of a new sponsor, when crowd spirit diminished and enthusiasm was at a lull, the cheerleaders provided that extra spark need- ed to ignite school support. Varsity cheerleader senior Julianne Chevigny does her best to fire up fan enthusiasm during the pep rally prior to the football team’s Regional Champion- ship game. Unfortunately, school spirit was not enough as Munster was defeat- ed by the eventual Indiana State Champs, Hobart. JV Football Cheerleaders, (front row) Traci Koziatek, Leslie Darrow. (back row) Becky Deren (captain), Tracy Cre- viston, Vicki Vrabel. JV Basketball Cheerleaders, (front row) Traci Koziatek, Leslie Darrow. (back row) Vicki Vrabel, Heather Fesko (cap- tain). Freshman Football Cheerleaders. (front row) Lisa Triana, Michelle Wojcik, Karen Thomas, (back row) Geri Pan- ozzo, Amy Skaggs (captain). Varsity Football Cheerleaders, (front row) Jen Dedelow (captain), Allison De- delow, Julianne Chevigny. (back row) Cathy Nisiewicz, Mary Blaesing, Susan Higgins. Give me a M-O-M When crowds became scarce and school spirit seemed dismal, the foot- ball and basketball players could always depend on Mom. From treats to banners, the Mustang Moms cheered their sons on with pride. No matter the score, the players count- ed on being given support. ‘‘Whether the team is win- ning or losing, I want to boost my son’s spirit,” said Mrs. Irlene Schoon. Players appreciated the large attendance. “I really feel like people care when I can hear them cheer- ing,” said senior Paul Har- ding. Despite a win or loss, the players always knew that rain or shine they could count on a Mustang Mom. Freshman Basketball Cheerleaders. Lisa Triana, Michelle Wojcik, Lynn Pav- lovich, Helen Chrownowski. Varsity Basketball Cheerleaders, (front row) Mary Margaret Tosiou, Julianne Chevigny. (back row) Susan Higgins, Cathy Nisiewicz (captain), Allison Dede- low. Cheerleading 107 — Junior Varsity 6-1 Varsity 9-3 Valparaiso MHSOPP 10 7 Highland 17 14 Griffith 27 12 Lowell 24 0 Mishawaka Marion 17 13 Crown Point 3 7 Calumet 33 6 Lake Central 7 31 Sectionals Horace Mann 28 0 Andrean 17 0 Hammond High 17 14 Regionals Hobart 3 7 Honors Larry Wiley — AP All State First Team Jim Magrames — UPI Coaches Team Andrean MHS 20 OPP 14 Lowell 26 12 Hammond 20 14 Crown Point 2 21 Calumet 21 0 Highland 28 14 Griffith 26 7 Freshman “A " Highland 5-0 MHS 28 OPP 0 Griffith 28 0 Lowell 12 6 Crown Point 28 14 Calumet 18 7 Freshmen " B " Highland 3-0 MHS 8 OPP 0 Lake Central 8 0 Highland 28 14 Ranking 4th in State, earning third consecutive sectional title, season ending fluke play leaves team D own 88-64-86! Set! Set! While these play numbers might be common for many football players, the Varsity Football Team proved anything but common. The team finished with a 9-3 season record and a Sectional title. “Our defense had to be As the final seconds of the clock ticked off, junior Jason Ryband watch- es his dream of a State title vanish be- fore his eyes. The Regional game aston- ished the Mustangs who led 3-0 until Hobart’s fumble recovery in the end zone which resulted in a touchdown leaving the final score Hobart 7, Mun- ster 3. ON THE one of the best in the state, but our team unity was prime. As things became tougher, the closer we got!” senior Brian No- votny stated in explanation. Completing the season with a winning record proved they had what it took to be one of the best. “Any team would love to have a 9-3 record,” senior Joe Knight explained. “Our team was a success because we played in such a tough confer- ence.” After stampeding across the field with a 17-14 Sectional vic- tory over the Hammond High Wildcats the players earned their third consecutive Section- al Title. “The feeling that was INE among the team was great,” explained Head Coach Leroy Marsh, Health and Safety teacher. “It was a feeling they deserved.” As the week before the Re- gional game progressed, the desire and eagerness radiated from not only the football play- ers but the whole school. “The pep rallies helped me realize how much school spirit helped the players before the game,” freshman Adam Cohen said. “I never thought the team needed that much support. " Coach Marsh knew that he and his team had their work cut out for them, since Hobart was enjoying a 66-game winning Anxiously awaiting junior quarter- back Mike Trilli’s signal, the offensive line gets set for the upcoming play. The offensive line, who averaged over 200 lbs., provided enough muscle to give Munster 309 total yards against the Lowell Red Devils, defeating them 24-0. As the play unfolds before his eyes, senior co-captain Gary Eldridge search- es for a hole opening up. Gary, with the help of a strong offensive line, gained 2,325 yards during his 3 years as a var- sity running back. Football 109 - continued ON THE streak at the Brickie Bowl. " We knew last year that they would be the team to beat this year,” said Coach Marsh. " They were led by their great teamwork and defense.” When the suspense-filled day arrived, the players went to Ho- bart more confident than ever. They believed that they could win the Regional Title. “During and before the game we were confident, " explained junior Ja- son Ryband. " We had a lot of fans supporting us so we want- ed to win and break Hobart’s winning streak at their home field.” Leading the whole game at the Brickie Bowl, the team pulled ahead 3-0, with a field goal by sophomore Mike Ulinski. In the last three min- utes the Hobart Brickies then fumbled the ball, but soon re- covered it in their endzone, which led to a touchdown. This left the Mustangs in a sad state of mind with the final score 7-3. Even though the Ho- bart game was a disappoint- ment, the players believed they did their best. “Hobart was the one thing that hurt the most, and to lose in the last three min- utes of the game was hard to handle, “stated senior Jim Dry- janski. " Winning the State Varsity Football Team, (front row) Ke- vin Bomberger, Aaron Franko, Mike Brozovic, Jim Torreano, Steve Cera- jewski, Jim Dryjanski, Kevin Mybeck, Bill Paz. (row 2) Mark Pfister, Arthur Giannini, Jim Magrames, Paul Harding, Chris Dywan, Mike Saksa, Scott Giba, Jay Carnagey. (row 3) Kirk Wiesner, Kurt Pramuck, Mark Farinas, James Chen, Jason Guadagno, Julio Arevalo, The Vo, Napoleon Tabion. (row 4) Curt Sobolewski, Brian Dragomer, Robert Bogumil, Don Dombrowski, Saul Garza, Marc Velasquez, Jim O ' Donnell, (row 5) Matthew Young, Patrick Mason, Bren- don Sheehy, Eddie Balon, Harry Mihaili- dis, Jeremy Moritz, (row 6) Eric Parker, Dan George, Rich Meyer, Clay Gillam, Chris Harding, Jason Ryband. (row 7) John Yukich, Bryan Novotny, Michael Mertz, John Reed, Doug Walker, Gary Eldridge, Rob Kemp, Larry Wiley, (row 8) Steve Jones, Dave Schoon, Joe Knight, Bill Melby, Mike Trilli, Anthony Powell, Mike Olninski. (row 9) Coach Ed Robertson, Coach Dave Franklin, Coach Ed Bochnowski, Coach Dennis Spangler, Coach Jack Yerkes, Coach Dirk Sloan, Coach Greg Luksich, Coach Bob Shinkan. (back row) Trainer John Doherty, Rich Fabisiak, Chris Marsh, Ryan Gailmard, Head Coach Leroy Marsh. 110 Championship was all that the team dreamed about all sea- son. " " Down Red-10! Red-10! Set!” called the quarterback, as another play began showing the team’s finesse. “We illus- trated we weren’t common,” senior Chris Dywan explained. “Our victories verified we were ahead of the game and every- thing but common. " With only three minutes to get his team ready for the overtime period against Hammond High, Head Coach Leroy Marsh explains what defensive set he wants to start out with. The strat- egy worked as the Mustangs stopped Hammond High and won 17-14. Football Exhausted and thirsty, senior Jim Magrames gulps down water while sweat trickles down his face. His hard work paid off when coaches around the state voted him to UPl’s All-State team at offensive guard. Unleashing a pass 30 yards, senior Jim Dryjanski follows through as his spi- raling ball heads downfield. Although the pass was caught by senior tight end Larry Wiley, the pass was not enough as the Mustangs lost to the Lake Central Indians during Homecoming 31-7. Boys’ Tennis Team, (front row) Noel Ja- ate, Steve Hess. Mike Moskovitz. (row two) Ravi Nagubadi, Heikki Leppanen, Swami Nagubadi. (row three) Pete Arethas, Ray Gupta, George Melnik, Doug Johnson, (back row) Charlie Wilke, Ron Javate, Bob Morris, Jim Karr, David Beiriger. By successfully landing a serve in the service box 39 feet away, Pete Arethas, senior, avoids a double fault. A double fault results in the serve being turned over to the other player. Ready for any service attack hit to him by his opponent, senior Ray Gupta sets himself for a return. Anticipating his opponent ' s shots helped him to im- prove his game. MHSOPP Hammond High 4 Hammond Morton 5 Lake Central 2 Griffith 5 Bishop Noll 5 Highland 3 Hobart 5 Crown Point 5 Lowell 5 Andrean 5 Calumet 5 South Bend Tourney 4th La Porte Invitational South Bend St. Joe 3 La Porte 1 Sectionals Bishop Noll 5 Hammond High 5 Regionals Highland 2 Mike Moskovitz — First Team all-State 2 4 0 0 — 112 Boys’ Tennis With 13-3 record. Sectional title and advancing one to state team proves ready to SERVE IT ust like a concert pianist giving a recital, the Boys’ Tennis Team went through their season bare- ly skipping a beat on its way to a 13-3 overall record. Before the team could fine tune its skills, according to Coach Ed Musselman, math teacher, it had to overcome the problem of how to fill the gaps left by last year’s seniors. “We needed to find out who would play where,” he explained. The only missed beat in a 5-1 conference record was against Lake Central. “After an early season loss to Lake Central, definite improvement had to be made. Our work ethics changed; we stopped fooling around in practice and started gearing up for our next big Executing a cross-court volley, ju- nior Mike Moskovitz tries to pass his Highland foe. Mike, the number one sin- gles player, advanced to state. match against Highland,” Ray explained. The team won 8 of its next 9 matches, including a 3-2 victory over Highland. The next step came as the team swept Sectionals, defeat- ing Bishop Noll and Hammond High without losing a match. This set up another confronta- tion with rival Highland for the Regional title. The match was tied and it came down to the third set of the number 2 dou- bles match. Seniors Noel Ja- vate and George Melnik were down 5 games to 1, and ended up losing the set 6-4. This 3-2 defeat closed out the boys ' season. “Only one team could advance through the Re- gional. Somebody had to lose. Unfortunately, it was us,” said junior Jim Karr. On his first serve junior Jim Karr hopes to surprise his opponent with an ace. Karr played number two singles throughout the season. Although the team’s season was over, junior Michael Mos- kovitz won his number one sin- gles match, allowing him to ad- vance on his own to the Singles Sectional Championship in Highland. “It was an empty feeling. It was hard to compre- hend that I had to go on without the team. I wished they could have joined me. " At Highland, Moskovitz won, qualifying as one of the sixteen to go to Indianapolis for a chance at winning the State Singles title. He went to the quarter-ffinal round before he was ousted in three sets, 4-6, 7- 6, 3-6. Overall, the Boys’ Varsity Tennis team performed its re- cital with the skill of a master, Coach Musselman agreed. " Any time you take second in Conference and win a Sectional championship, you have had a successful season.” Boys ' Tennis 113 While envious competition might slow down some teams, junior Anne Marie Bibler and sophomore Kelly Cro- nin used each others ' speed and endur- ance to better their own times. The girls took 1 5th and 16th at this meet held in Lemon Lake. MHS OPP Chesterton 48 15 Highland 32 23 Boone Grove 24 47 Lowell 37 22 East Chicago Central 119 inc. Hobart 27 40 East Chicago Central 21 45 Andrean 35 67 Lake Central 162 81 East Chicago Central 22 45 Morton 22 36 Invitationals Place Finishes Hammond Gawt Invitational 4th out of 8 Lowell Invitational 3rd out of 8 Lake Central Invitational 3rd out of 9 Highland Invitational 5th out of 15 Clark Invitational 4th out of 8 Lake Suburban conference 3rd out of 7 Sectionals 4th out of 10 With the finish line in her sight, Elise Schmidt, freshman, does her best to stay ahead of her Horace Mann compe- tition at the Highland Invitational. This meet allowed the girls to compete against state ranked teams. 114 Girls ' Cross Country Grueling runs with new coach brings first winning season, sets girls TRAIL LAZING unning four to six miles a day may have appeared a bit diffi- cult to some, but to a group of 14 girls, it added up to just another day’s work. Larger than ever, the 14- member Girls’ Cross Country Team ran its way to its first win- ning season, ending the year with a 7-4 record. “We’re in an extremely difficult conference as well as Sectional, so we were extremely pleased with the pro- gress that we made this year,” said Coach Rita Camire. To improve upon last year’s 2-10 record, the girls needed a few upsets throughout the sea- son. “We worked extremely hard this season. Our coach ran with us, so she was able to push us to work even harder when we had to run those extra gruel- ing miles,” explained sopho- more Sara Mintz. “Instead of being intimidated throughout the year, we finally were able to do some of the intimidating.” Finishing seventh in Confer- ence, the team moved on to Sectionals held at Lemon Lake. Although plagued by adverse weather conditions, seven run- ners did their best to keep the weather from becoming a pre- vailing factor in the meet by taking seventh place. The team’s finish was a major im- provement from last year’s twelfth place finish. As junior Leslie Schoon explained, “We were very happy with our Sec- tional finish due to the cold and muddy course condition.” “I was very pleased with our season this year, " said Coach Camire. “These were a great group of girls who worked hard and deservingly were pleased with their legitimate wins in- stead of forfeits.” A major part of the cross country season included hard work and preparation which in- cluded practicing at 3 p.m. and running anywhere between four and six miles each day. “I didn ' t mind the hard work be- cause it only made us better which helped us enjoy the sport even more,” Leslie said. “After crossing the finish line you real- ize how much your work paid off in the end.” Blazing themselves a new trail to follow, the Girls’ Cross Country Team not only accom- plished their winning season goal, but they also established a reputation as a team to be reck- oned with. I n a mad dash to reach the finish line, sophomore Kelly Cronin relieves an ex- tra surge of support from the Boys ' Cross Country Team. Camaraderie be- tween the boys’ and girls ' teams played an essential role during Sectional com- petition. Girls’ Cross Country Team, (front row) Elise Schmidt, Dana Adich, Jennifer Gershman, Gabrielle Megales. (row 2) Tonya Dennis, Tara Hodson, Kelly Cro- nin, Sara Mintz, Helene Nelson, (back row) Coach Rita Camire, Anne Marie Bibler, Erica Mowitz, Leslie Schoon, Alli- son Glendening, Jill Moore. Girls ' Cross Country 115 Little luck in Sectionals causes boys to fall short of team ' s goals as TANK icknamed the “tank”, the Boys’ Cross Country Team barreled their way through thick and thin in addition to obstacles which ultimately stopped them from attaining their team goal of winning a Sectional title for the fourth consecu- tive year. “This year’s team was a very tight-knit group, that’s why they got their nickname the “tank” stated Coach Doug Concialdi. The team’s nick- name referred to the Army’s television commercial, which stated that the way to win is to work as a team, and when the F ront runner sophomore Dave Mus- sat tries to increase his lead over his teammates. Well-conditioned and steady-paced runners often prevail in a long race. tank wins, the whole team wins. The Cross Country Team’s biggest victory came at Lowell Invitational. “At the Lowell Invi- tational we worked extra hard on running as a team,” stated junior Captain Chris Behling. Upon travelling the road which leads to a goal, even a “tank” encounters obstacles. The goal of a fourth straight Sectional Championship was cut short as the team came in second to Hammond Morton and failed to advance to the Re- gional championships. “Our losing Sectionals was disap- pointing simply because it was a Determination plays a role as sen- ior Matt Sobolewski attempts a person- al best during Sectionals at Lemon Lake. Striving for a personal best is one of the incentives a runner has, especial- ly a competitive runner. meet we were capable of win- ning. We had already proven that we could beat Morton, " explained senior captain Matt Sobolewski. Although the team’s overall finish in Sectionals ended their season, Chris, the number one runner, finished in first place to advance to Regionals at Lemon Lake. There he placed sixth to qualify for Semi-State. Chris fin- ished in 29th place out of a field of 130 runners at semi-state held in La Porte. The " tank’s” outlook proved to be a winning combination. However, despite the right mo- tives, a plan won’t always work as expected. The Boys’ Cross Country Team showed they had the ability to reach their goals, but Lady Luck was not on their side in their final drive. With his last burst of energy junior Chris Behling crosses the finish line. Chris ran his way to a 1st place finish in Sectionals, 6th in Regionals, and 29th in Semi-State P reparing for his upcoming race, junior Jim Wozniak stretches out. Phys- ical preparation as well as mental prep- aration can be the edge a runner may need for victory. q, 10-3 Place s v Gavit Invitational 5th ’ Crown Point Invitational 2nd Rebel Run 8th Lowell, Calumet 1st Bishop Noll, East Chicago Central, Horace Mann 2nd Merrillville 1st Lowell Invitational 1st Lake Central Invitational 3rd Highland Invitational 5th East Chicago Central 1st Clark Invitational 2nd Griffith, Lake Central 2nd Sectionals 2nd Regionals 6th Chris Behling — Semi State qualifier Boys’ Cross Country Team, (front row) Michael Petrovich, Noel Camire, Omar Mohiuddin, Rob Petrovich, (row 2) Vic- tor Fortin, Doug Payne, Dan Holloway, Dave Mussat, Lou Schoester, Mike Obuch (back row) Coach Doug Con- cialdi, Bill Gibbs, Jim Wozniak, Chris Behling, Matt Sobolewski. Boys ' Cross Country 117 Girls’ Golf Team, (front row) Lisa Kraynik, Nancy Gozdecki, Lori Ander- son, Sally Brennan, (back row) Christy Szala, Nicole Granack, Saralie Herako- vich, Coach Tom Whiteley. In hopes of reaching the green, Christy Szala, junior, prepares for a powerful drive. Good golf skills helped the girls place 2nd in Regionals and ad- vance to the State Championships in Indianapolis. MHSOPP Valparaiso 208 207 Andrean 208 246 Hobart 190 267 Chesterton 197 272 Merrillville 294 242 Lake Central 213 222 Lake Central 186 193 LaPorte 189 223 Lowell 208 296 Michigan City 181 191 Crown Point 193 218 Michigan City Rogers 198 197 Invitationals Michigan City 6th Rensselaer 3rd LaPorte 2nd Sectionals 2nd Regionals 2nd State Finals 13th With a powerful follow-through, ju- nior Lisa Kraynik blasts out of the sand trap. Successfully getting out of the sand traps was one way of overcoming the multiple obstacles to be faced in a round of golf. — 118 Girls ' Golf Good attitude, record breaking season and seventh in state ranking leaves girls BLASTING TO en individuals gelled together to form a winning combination could be one way of describing the Girls’ Golf Team. But what brings about the winning combination? The answer: team unity and an overall good attitude. The Girls’ Golf Team proved to be a prime example of how a positive attitude can affect a team’s performance. “It helped that the whole team got along: it held us together.” stat- ed junior Christy Szala. Maintaining a 10-2 record and taking second in the Re- gional Championships, the girls inched their way to the State Tournament played at Prest- wick Golf Course in Indianapo- lis. “Our goal to begin the sea- son was to make it through Sec- tionals. It was a pleasant surprise when we made it to State,” said senior captain Sal- ly Brennan. “The win at Region- al was also special because we defeated the 6th ranked Michi- gan City Rogers, who were our rivals throughout the regular season.” stated Sally. By ranking seventh in the state, the team attained its highest rank ever. The girls also broke two more school re- cords, 9- and 18-hole scores of 181 and 370 respectively. “These girls really worked hard, and they kept working hard. In fact they broke the 9- hole record twice,” stated Coach Tom Whiteley, history teacher. The team’s depth also con- tributed to their success. “We had some good individuals on the team, but it was the team that won.” said Christy. “Every player contributed. There wasn’t one player who had to carry us, we can all take cred- it.” However, no matter how strongly a team shows a posi- tive attitude, losses don’t come without disappointment. " Both our losses were disappointing because they were both lost by only one stroke,” stated Sally. Wins and losses will come throughout a season, but when a team can pull together to overcome their hardships, they have gelled together to make a combination that points to the road leading to success. Concentrating on her swing, ju- nior Nancy Gozdecki keeps her eye on the ball. Intense concentration and a good swing were the best tools avail- able for a successful game. Carefully lining up a shot, senior Lori Anderson practices a putt in hopes of sinking her ball. Practice before a match to sharpen skills was very impor- tant because during a match luck could not always be counted on. Girls’ Golf 119 Hanover Central 15-12, 15-13 Morton 15- 4. 15-13 Hobart 15- 3. 15- 0 Hammond High 15- 5, 15- 3 Valparaiso 15-10, 12-15. 14-16 Hammond Gavit 15-11, 15-11 Bishop Noll 16-14. 10-15, 17-15 Clark 16-14, 10-15, 12-15 Hammond Gavit 15- 1, 15- 7 Chesterton 15- 4, 15- 7 East Chicago Central 15-10. 15- 8 Crown Point 15-13. 10-15, 5-15 Lafayette Jefferson 10-15. 6-15 North Central 15-11, 15- 8 Kokomo 11-15, 15- 5. 15-11 Merrillville 15- 8. 15-12 Highland 15-13. 15- 5 LaPorte 5-15. 13-15 Crown Point 15-11, 7-15. 13-15 Griffith 15- 9. 15- 9 Calumet 15- 6. 15- 6 Lowell 9-15. 10-15 Whiting 15- 3, 7-15, 15-11 Andrean 15-12, 15-13 Lake Central 5-15, 15- 8. 8-15 Crown Point 15-11 5-15. 11-15 Junior Varsity 15-5 Hanover Central Morton Hobart Hammond High Valparaiso Gavit Bishop Noll East Chicago Central Merrillville Highland LaPorte Crown Point Griffith Calumet Lowell Whiting Calumet Lowell 15-11, 15-12 15- 3, 15- 5 8-15, 15-12, 7-15 15- 5. 15- 3 16-14. 12-15, 14-16 15-13, 15- 3 4-15. 8-15 15- 3. 12-15, 15- 6 15- 5, 15- 8 16-14, 15- 7 13-15, 11-15 16-14, 15-10 15-10. 15- 5 15- 4. 15-10 15-13, 6-15. 15-10 15-10, 16-14, 15-12 15- 4. 15-10 9-15. 15- 9, 9-15 Agility and quickness played a major role in defense as freshman Kris Bleese, blocking, is covered by freshman Lisa Mikolajczyk and sophomore, Michelle Safko. Aggressive defense allowed teams the chance to set plays up and side out for points. Skying over Highland’s block, junior Lisa Baciu rises to the occasion putting down a kill during Munster ' s win over Highland. Munster defeated Highland in two games. 120 Volleyball Spirit overshadows experience, new school record as season leaves team d eing the 1985 National League | and Superbowl champions, the 3 Chicago Bears had the reputa- tion as an exceptional football team in their league, but repeating that record-breaking year proved difficult. Likewise, the Girls ' Volleyball Team dealt with these obsta- cles of trying to repeat the team’s previous year’s winning season and to climb their way back up to the top of the Con- ference and Regional ladder. A rendezvous with destiny fi- nally caught up with the volley- ball team. For the past three years the team captured the Lake Suburban Conference ti- P rior to contacting a serve, senior Jennifer Paulson concentrates on plac- ing the serve in weak spots in her oppo- nents serve reception formation. Serves are an important part of the game in that one must serve to score points. UP IN THE tie, but this time the season did not end the same way. “We were exceptional athletes, but we just couldn’t seem to make everything come together, no matter how hard we tried,” ex- plained junior Sharon Pavol. Finishing with a 17-9 record, the girls ended their season by taking third place in Confer- ence. “Our high expectations were beyond our abilities,” said coach Carmi Thorton, Eads Ele- mentary School physical edu- cation teacher. “A big disappointment was that we never defeated Crown Point. We ended up playing them three times this year, and although we came close a cou- ple of times, we were never able to pull off a victory,” said junior Paulette Pokrifcak. The team’s record included victories over Merrillville, Bish- op Noll, Highland and Andrean. Also, junior Jackie Johnson set a new school record for con- secutive serves, with 169 in a row. Maybe it wasn ' t the most award-winning season ever, but the disappointments did not overshadow team spirit. “I have to say this season was memorable, because we all were good friends and could re- late well with each other,” ju- nior Jenna Chevigny said. “In volleyball you must be able to count on one another in order to function as one competitive unit.” Whether professional foot- ball or high school volleyball, the two had one thing in com- mon, dedication to the best possible season ever. Short- comings did result, yet the sea- son ended with a winning re- cord and spirit. Varsity Volleyball Team, (front row) Sharon Pavol, Jackie Johnson, Kim He- sek. Darlene Kender, Michelle Safko. (back row) Patty Pfister, Jenna Che- vigny, Jennifer Paulson, Camille Saklac- zynski, Paulette Pokrifcak, Lisa Baciu, Lisa Fiegle, Cindy Pearson, Coach Car- mi Thornton. JV Volleyball Team, (front row) Lynn Pavlovich, Kelly Boyle, (row 2) Kim Hin- shaw, Lisa Mikolajczyk, Michelle Safko, Tricia Lasky, Kris Bleese (row 3) Helen Chronowski, Cindy Mikolajczyk, Leanne Fleck, Laura Dunn. 121 Volleyball 3C 3 ; « . , ■ r ' Xmr ' " T- -Ji ' ' ' m r 4? - riV - ”V.: « v % + c ZL 9 - 8-1 MHS OPP Hobart 80 84 Bishop Noll 108 49 Lake Central 104 68 Munster Classic Invitational 545 646 Calumet 49 36 Griffith 54 29 Lafayette Jefferson 54.5 117.5 Crown Point 111 61 LaPorte 104 68 Highland 95 77 Lowell 83 87 Valparaiso 76 96 South Bend Clay 96 76 Elkhart Central 64 108 Merrillville 116 55 Chesterton 86 86 LaPorte Diving Invitational 6th Highalnd Invitational 7th Sectionals 3rd Lake Suburban Conference 3rd Girls’ Swim Team (front row) Lisa De- Cola, Sharmili Majmadar, Tara Krull, Kathy Gambetta, Kathy Hughes, Deanne Ewers, (row 2) Margery Ander- son, Tracie Kozak, Tina Schmidt, Lin- ette Glendening, Karen Thomas, Pam Pool, Jen Smith, Jennifer Gill, (row 3) Manager Debbie Somenzi, Nina Peter- son, Jen Obenchain, Cindi Jacobsen, Jenny Gust, Crissy Dinga, Michelle Harbison, Laurie Conklin, Manager Denise Nelson, (back row) Assistant Coach Linda Taillon, Jo Galvin, Chrissy Radosevich, Erica Boehm, Kristin Walsh, Megan Ford, DeAnna Ryband, Debbie Payne, Coach Paula Malinski, Diving Coach Chuck Chelich. 122 Girls’ Swimming Turning the tide with unity, determination, team goes GLIDING TO ■ 4 ECTIONALS hen some teams lose in an early meet or get off to a slow start, it sometimes can mean that the season will end as a downfall. Facing this situation, the Girls’ Swimming Team spun their wheels of fortune and turned things around for the better. Beginning the season with early losses to Hobart and Low- ell, the team felt as if it were getting off to a slow start. ‘‘I was surprised at our first dual,” stated Coach Paula Malinski, physical education teacher. " We weren ' t prepared for that Because keeping up a good pace is important in the 500-yard tree-style, senior Crissy Dinga makes an effort to pick up her pace during Sectionals. Most swimmers found that the 500 was the most grueling event one could do. Watchii ing her teammates dive while warming up for a meet, junior Debbie Payne looks on from the side of the pool. Having another diver watch the others often helped to pick out im- portant flaws in certain dives. first meet mentally and it hurt us.” Putting those losses out of their minds the team kept up a positive attitude and looked to surpass their previous perfor- mances as they worked their way to an 6-8-1 overall record. “The team’s spirit rose quickly when it was depressed after a loss,” added senior co-captain Crissy Dinga. Using the team ' s positive outlook and past perfor- mances, the team turned the tide of slow start in their favor by defeating Highland and tying Chesterton in dual meet com- petition. As the season moved on- ward, the team found factors involved with success, one be- ing team leadership from the co-captains, senior Chrissy Dinga and junior Jen Gust. " The captains did a very good job leading the team — they did neat things for the team to get them psyched up,” said Coach Malinski. The divers provided an im- portant asset to the team. " It was a really good year for our diving team, “said Coach Ma- linski. " The team started with seven divers and ended the season with six, four that were new.” As the season drew to an end, the team found itself facing its goal of finishing in the top three at Sectionals. “We did well at Sectionals. We pulled everything together and got third place by a lot, which was our goal,” explained Chrissy. By taking their last spin on the wheel at Sectionals, the Girls’ Swim Team found them- selves where they wanted to be. By putting in the missing pieces to the puzzle, they capped off a successful season by achieving the team Section- als goal. T O catch a breath with only a split second for time, junior Jen Obenchain completes the butterfly leg of the 100- yard individual medley. Jen was a mem- ber of the state-qualifying 200-yard medley relay team that swam in Indian- apolis. Girls ' Swimming 123 Lashing out bursts of hot air, junior John Yukich draws to a close his final set on the leg extension machine. Lift- ing weights provided an increased amount of muscle flexibility, as well as strengthening the overall muscle. Ready to unleash a blistering serve, sophomore Deena Franko concen- trates as she tries to tie up the game. The activity most girls chose was vol- leyball, which was a fun, but tiring form of competition. Afte ter pounding the boards for a cru- cial rebound, sophomore Eric Landers is quickly guarded by sophomore Sara Mintz. Pick up games were not only for guys, as many intermixed and compet- ed against girls. " 124 Open gym Rigid workouts, harsh competition, newly formed weightroom push students 0 THE LIMIT C ompetition. They say it brings out the best in everyone. It is what makes one try to excel, to be the best. But it also per- formed other feats. Because of the com- petitive element, getting a lazy student off the couch and away from the TV was a very simple process — a process that was common-place every Monday night. Catering to a select number of sport fanatics proved to be a task lessened by Open Gym. Al- most every Monday night from 7-10 p.m. the fieldhouse was open for weightlifting, volley- ball, basketball or running. ‘‘Even though I don ' t play any sports, open gym allows me to While suspended in mid air, senior Doug Johnson desperately looks for someone to pass the ball to, as Erin Lander attempts to block his pass. Bas- ketball, the most popular activity at open gym, resulted in a waiting list to play on center court. come out and hit the volleyball around,” stated Laura Golda- sich, senior. ‘‘And because there is also track, afterwards I can go running.” Although many activities could be enjoyed, trying to find an open court to shoot a few hoops usually proved to be a difficult task. So extensive was the number of students, that playing on center court re- quired signing a waiting sheet. " We usually just play on the side courts because they are al- ways available,” freshman Bob Cuban said. As many students found time limited after school, open gym offered a convenient time to run or lift weights. “Every Mon- day after school I have to baby- sit my brother and I miss work- ing out with the team,” said sophomore Jeremy Moritz. " So a friend and I lift at open gym; it works out perfectly.” For those who enjoyed work- ing out, the newly expanded weight room provided a good environment. " Almost every possible type of weight equip- ment can be found,” senior Larry Wiley said. " Why would someone want to go to a health club, when we have the same functional weight room.” And if by chance running was the route taken to “Battle the Bulge,” the Vs mile indoor track helped to attain that fitness goal. “When winter comes I still want to be able to run and this gives me a perfect opportuni- ty,” sophomore Sara Mintz said. As the competition died down, so did the intramural open gym. Whether one’s goal was just trying to slide into last years jeans or looking for that elusive beach physique, stu- dents honored the phrase “no pain, no gain” and came up on the winning edge. With I the final mile now approaching, junior Mary Kate begins to pick up her pace. The Vfe mile indoor track provided students with the opportunity to run re- gardless of any weather inclements. Open gym 125 — MHS OPP Valparaiso 94 72 West Lafayette 92 80 Griffith 104 68 Lake Central 89 83 Portage 101 71 Merrillville 115 53 South Bend Riley 94 77 Highland 93 79 Bishop Noll 99 72 Gavit 112 43 Morton 109 63 Crown Point 97 74 Calumet 101 67 Chesterton 102 70 Culver Relays 2nd place Munster Relays 1st place Highland Invitational 2nd place Kankakee Invitational 2nd place Lake Suburban Conference 2nd place 1st place 3rd place First Team All Conference All State First Team All Conference First Team All Conference First Team All Conference All State All American Second Team All Conference State Honorable Mention 200 Medley Relay All State (Jeff Crist, Jeff Feltzer, All American Jason Gedmin, Doug Paulston) 400 Free Relay First Team All Conference (Jeff Feltzer, Jason Gedmin, Mike Micenko, Doug Paulston) 400 Free Relay State Honorable Menion (Robert Merrick, Mike Micenko, Doug Paulston, Toby Skov) Sectional State Joe Cipich Jeff Crist Jeff Feltzer Jason Gedmin Mike Micenko T O prepare for his upcoming dive, ju- nior Joe Cipich pauses briefly before diving off of the board, Joe went on to lead the team in diving with a sectional title and a second place finish at the state championships in Indianapolis. Extended arms precede the entry of junior Mitch Sparber ' s hands into the water during the 100-yard butterfly. Keeping good extension during the 100 butterfly was a key to an enduring race. I n order to achieve a quick turn during the 100-yard breastroke, Jeff Crist, ju- nior, concentrates on his last few strokes before touching the wall. Fast turns were a key factor in one’s race; a missed turn could mean a lost race. 126 Boys ' Swimming individual, relay honors, 14-0 season, 3rd place State finish leave Seahorses OUT IN FRONT E ntering the season with an un- beaten string of dual meet seasons, the Boys’ Swimming Team knew they had a repu- tation to uphold, and when the final results came out, the Seahorses did just that. The Seahorses lived up to their tradition as an undefeated dual meet team by finishing the season with a 14-0 record. They also captured first place in Sectionals and brought home a third place finish in State. “This year’s team had a good sense of team unity,” said Coach Jon Jepsen, physical education teacher. “When the job needed to be done, they stuck together and did it.” The team’s success was helped by a positive outlook and the desire to work hard and win. " We worked with an atti- tude that we knew we had the potential to be really good,” stated junior Jeff Feltzer. Beating last year’s State champions, Lake Central, in dual meet competition gave the team ' s morale a boost for State. " I knew if we could beat them head to head that we could take them at State,” said junior Jeff Crist. “The team was fired up that whole week be- cause we knew we had the tal- ent to beat them.” As the season drew to an end, the team found itself facing Sectionals, in which they cap- tured first place. “Just about everyone had a best time. Ev- eryone went all out and swam the best they could, " said sen- ior co- captain Scott Wojtowich. Setting the stage at the State meet was a third place finish with the 200-yard medley relay team consisting of juniors Jeff Feltzer, Jeff Crist, Jason Ged- min, and sophomore Doug Poulston. “The relay team was disappointed because we knew we had the capability to take at least second, if not first,” stat- ed Doug. Not letting this affect the team’s morale, the Seahorses took hold of the situation and brought back the needed amount of points. Mike Mi- cenko got the team back on track with a seventh place fin- ish in the 200-yard free style and later placed again with a 13th in the 500-yard free-style. Other finishers included Jeff Crist in the 100-yard breast- stroke with a tenth place finish and Jeff Feltzer wrapping up a ninth place finish in the 100- yard backstroke. Runner-up honors went to junior Joe Ci- pich in diving. Jason Gedmin captured two State titles and set two school records in the 50-yard freestyle and 100-yard butterfly. Taking eighth place in the 400- yard freestyle relay were Mike Micenko and Toby Skov, junior Robert Merrick, and sophomore Doug Poulston, which wrapped up the team’s third place finish in the State meet. “The third place finish was very respectable,” said Coach Jepsen. “With only four swim- mers and one diver in individual events, third place was a major accomplishment.” “Our outcome at State was excellent,” said Jeff. " We could have finished much worse than third, but we held together and pulled through.” Accomplishing an undefeat- ed season, a Sectional title and third place at State, the Boys ' Swimming Team lived up to their reputation — the reputa- tion as a team that excels, sea- son by season. Boys’ Swimming Team, (front row) Bri- an Sampias, Bryan Newton, Ed Paz, Jim McHie, Karl Boehm, Jason Born, Jered Solan, (row 2) Boban Kechman, Kyle Corley, Sean Kemp, Barry Vanderhoek, Larry Page. Joe Gibbs, Harold Wilke, Manager John Novak, (row 3) Mike Ste- vens, Eric Tester, Sasa Kecman, Len- nart Tan, Bob Hurley, Eric Pinkie, Eric Swardson, Jeff Gerson, Dan Sebastian, Brian Mohr, John Hoogewerf. (row 4) Doug Poulston, Dan Loprich, Jeff Feltzer, Jeff Crist, Steve Konkoly, Joe Cipich, Bob Ballenger, Robert Merrick, Coach Jon Jepsen. (back row) Mike Mi- cenko, Toby Skov, Scott Wojtowich, Ja- son Gedmin, Tom Bair, Pete Beratis, Don Bremer. Mitch Sparber. 127 Boys ' Swimming howing determination despite injuries, battle cry becomes NEVER OAY DIE L ike a construction company attempting to refurnish a building, the Girls’ Basketball team worked its way through a rebuilding season with a 9- 11 record. The loss of four starting sen- iors from last year became the first obstacle the team had to overcome. “We knew we were going through a rebuilding year from the start. We didn ' t let our inexperience bother us. We just had to work harder to make up for it,” said co-captain Lisa Ba- ciu, junior. “We had to get used to playing with each other, and we had to learn to work as a After falling awkwardly to the floor, junior Lisa Kraynik is helped off the court by Coach Hunt and trainer John Doherty. She suffered torn ligaments in her knee that would put her out for the rest of the season. team.” “We went into our first game with the attitude of nothing to lose and everything to gain,” said co-captain Lisa Kraynik, ju- nior. With this attitude, the team started the season by winning its first three games. Paulette Pokrifcak, junior, attributed the early success to the fact that the team had the height to be good on the inside game, and they also had three three-point shooters in Kraynik, and sopho- mores Ellen Blackmun and Sara Mintz. Injuries became another problem that the team had to face. They lost Lisa Fiegle, sophomore, early in the season with a back injury. Just when she was set to return, Baciu went out with a broken finger. To top it all off, in Sectionals, Kraynik suffered torn ligaments in her knee. “When someone gets hurt, everybody has to pitch in and make up for it. Whether it is off the bench or from the other starting four, the team really has to pull to- gether,” Kraynik said. The team finally pulled to- gether when they went up against their tough rival, High- land. It took three overtimes before the team won the game 61-57. “A lot of teams with our youth could have easily col- lapsed, but we wanted it bad enough not to,” said Coach Hunt, Industrial Arts teacher. " We made the pressure shots. Whether it be with a free throw or a field goal, the team came through with an outstanding ef- fort.” T O set up a press defense, Coach Hunt calls a time out. The team pays close attention in hope of preserving a victory. Skying over her Hammond High competitor, sophomore Lisa Fiegle does her impression of Michael Jordan. Although she didn ' t win the slam dunk contest, Fiegle ' s 13 points helped the team to a 57-22 victory. Varsity Clark MHS OPP 51 27 Whiting 44 29 Kankakee Valley 49 31 Lowell 36 50 EC Central 34 52 TF South 63 33 Crown Point 30 49 Gavit 52 57 Griffith 51 33 Hanover Central 23 46 Holiday Tournament Hobart 42 23 Calumet 33 48 Lake Central 45 50 Highland 61 57 Hammond High 57 22 Bishop Noll 41 44 Morton 46 48 Calumet 36 45 Sectionals Griffith 50 33 Hanover Central 13 18 Lisa Baciu— 2nd team All- Conference Ellen Blackmun — 2nd team All- Conference Junior Varsity 10-6 MHS OPP Clark 17 10 Whiting 28 31 Kankakee Valley 30 39 Lowell 28 27 EC Central 27 22 TF South 44 16 Crown Point 20 37 Gavit 36 14 Griffith 32 8 Hanover Central 26 29 Lake Central 33 35 Highland 35 12 Hammond High 32 13 Bishop Noll 20 34 Morton 44 20 Calumet 42 20 Freshmen MHS OPP Gavit 30 25 Crown Point 6 47 Highland 18 26 EC Central 9 27 Andrean 23 13 Morton 22 17 Merrillville 11 28 Valparaiso 18 22 Lowell 33 20 Lake Central 28 41 Girls ' Basketball 129 continued NEVER Say die together when they went up against their tough rival, High- land. It took three overtimes before the team won the game 61-57. " A lot of teams with our youth could have easily col- lapsed, but we wanted it bad enough not to,” said Coach Hunt, Industrial Arts teacher. ‘‘We made the pressure shots. Whether it be with a free throw or a field goal, the team came through with an outstanding ef- fort.” The team hoped that their momentum would help to carry them through Sectionals. It got them past Griffith 50-33, and set them up against Hanover Central. " We went into the game against Hanover looking for revenge. They had beaten us by 23 points the last time we met, and we wanted to take ad- vantage of their over-confi- dence. We kept it close, but we couldn’t pull it off in the end,” said Baciu about the low-scor- ing 18-15 loss. “A lot of people just look at the score, and they don’t see that both teams played excel- lent defense. No other team could hold down Hanover (16- 2) anywhere near what we did. Our fault laid in the fact that we didn’t score. We hit only 6 of 40 shots. You are not going to win with statistics like that,” said Coach Hunt. Although facing setbacks such as a lack of returning starters and repeating player inj uries, Coach Hunt expressed pride with how the team played. " I would never fault any of my players for effort. Every game we went into, we went into 100%.” I O take the ball inside, junior Anne Bibler splits a seam in the defense. Fol- lowing Anne ' s lead, the JV team went on to a 10-6 record. Mn intercepted pass at half-court al- lows sophomore Sara Mintz to score an easy two. Sara’s efforts during the season helped her to win the team ' s Pride, Hustle, and Desire award. — 130 Girls ' Basketball t Girls ' Varsity Basketball Team, (front row) Sara Mintz, Toula Kounelis, Lisa Kraynik, Ellen Blackmun, Cindy Miko- lajczyk, Jenna Chevigny, (back row) Kris Siebecker, Michelle Wabsganss, Lisa Fiegle, Paulette Pokrifcak, Lisa Ba- ciu, Coach Dick Hunt. i 1 " zftfL. Girls ' Junior Varsity Basketball Team. (back row) Kelly Cronin, Gabbi Girot, Aimee Orr, Katie Eldridge. Leanne Fleck, Michelle Wambsganss, Coach, Laurie Hamilton, (front row) Michele Safko, Lisa Mikolajczyk, Kristen Argus, Kim Hinshaw, Amy Gifford, Anne Bibler. Girls’ Freshman Basketball Team. (front row) Laurie Milan, Emily Baciu, Amy Moser, Sherry Ortez, Kim Hin- shaw, Amy Skaggs, (back row) Geri Panozzo, Katie Eldridge, Sara Vance, Maya Colakovic, Julie Rouse, Coach Laurie Hamilton. E ven two Lake Central opponents did not stop Lisa Baciu, junior, from scoring this basket. Lisa was named Most Valu- able Player and selected to Second Team All Conference. Driving the lane, Ellen Blackmun, sophomore, outhustles her Griffith foe. The team went on to win 50-33 in Sec- tionals. Girls ' Basketball 131 Gaining control, junior Mike Trilli pulls down a rebound against Calumet in the first round of Sectional play. Mike used his leaping ability to help him to be selected the All-Conference First Team. With a quick leap, senior Mike Calli- gan shoots a jump-shot despite his Lowell opponents ' objection. A quick jump can determine whether a player will get a shot off or be blocked. In order to set senior Chuck Pawelko up for a three point shot, junior Al Za- brecky rotates the ball across the top of the key to find his open man. High school basketball fans were given a new look on the three point line was intro- duced in Indiana. 132 Boys ' Basketball CATCH T he awesome power of a rag- ing river easily depicted the success of the boys’ basket- ball season. At some points the river ran calm and smooth, but other times the rushing of the river proved treacherous. This river’s humble begin- nings started as a drizzle as the Mustangs dropped their first two outings to Hammond Gavit and Merrillville. “Many people didn’t pick us to win very many games this season and after losing our first two games it only added fuel to the fire,” stated Coach Dave Knish. But this drizzle turned into a down- pour as the river built and gained momentum when they won their next four ball games on route to an overall 14-6 sea- son record. With this momentum the team flowed with destruction as they pulled off some surpris- ing victories. " We beat some really good teams this season and maybe some teams we shouldn’t have,” stated senior co-captain Ben Morey. By beat- ing the likes of Hammond High, Highland, Crown Point, and Bishop Noll, the Mustangs showed they could play with the best of them. They proved it after winning their first con- ference title in 9 years. But a river cannot always be so active. There are times when the rush turns to a mere trickle. The basketball team showed their respect for nature as they accepted the disappointment of defeat. ‘‘We’ve lost some games that were pretty close, but by far the biggest disap- pointment was losing the first game of the sectionals by one point to Calumet,” stated ju- nior Mike Trilli. The success of this was a re- sult of some outstanding efforts by both team and individual. Topping the list the Mustangs captured a share of the Lake Suburban Conference title with Lake Central as both achieved 5-1 records. Two individuals were honored with All-Confer- ence selections. Junior Mike Trilli was selected to the First Team and senior Ben Morey was selected to Second Team All-Conference. Chuck Pawelko set a new school free throw percentage record with .872. Ben Morey also set a home scoring record with 35 points, beating the old record of 33 in one game. l Vhile the ball soars out of their each junior Al Zabrecky and senior Ben lorey position themselves for a re- ound. Despite their efforts the Mus- angs lost their Sectional opener gainst Calumet 74- 73. As his team takes a rest Coach Dave Knish gives added encouragement and some helpful advice during a time-out against their Highland foes. The team won 70-71 to take one step closer to ultimately capturing the Lake Suburban Conference Championship. 133 - Boys ' Basketball Conference selections. Junior Mike Trilli was selected to the First Team and senior Ben Morey was selected to Second Team All-Conference. Chuck Pawelko set a new school free throw percentage record with .872. Ben Morey also set a home scoring record with 35 points, beating the old record of 33 in one game. The team’s attitude also con- tributed highly to its success. “These guys were all friends, everyone of them got along to- gether which helped them han- dle the pressure and also gave them the drive to win because each win was for everyone,” added Coach Knish. " We had some highlights and some low- lights but we always seemed to have fun and survived them both,” stated junior Owen Deig- nan. Whether it was composed of individual drops or large masses, the river which flowed through Munster helped the team to catch the wave. With an eye for detail, senior Chuck Pawelko improves his percentage as he makes his freethrow in the Calumet Sectional Tournament against Calu- met. Chuck proved his eye good as he set a new school freethrow percentage record of .872. Ben Morey — 1st team All-Conference Mike Trilli — 1st team All-Conference Varsity Junior Varsity 14-6 19-1 MHS OPP MHS OPP Hammond Gavit 55 58 Gavit 44 39 Merrillville 68 78 Merrillville 57 50 Hammond High 82 70 Hammond High 45 43 Clark 57 50 Clark 53 40 Lowell 68 61 Lowell 70 60 Highland 72 71 Highland 48 42 Portage 53 71 Portage 47 31 Lake Station 76 64 Lake Station 46 36 Westville 74 43 Westville 72 15 Lake Central 80 97 Lake Central 49 40 Andrean 81 82 Andrean 64 60 Calumet 79 75 Calumet 35 47 Chesterton 63 66 Chesterton 55 47 Griffith 74 64 Griffith 64 44 West Vigo 89 78 West Vigo 66 52 Crown Point 70 60 Crown Point 49 42 Hammond Morton 65 63 Morton 67 40 Bishop Noll 90 80 Bishop Noll 52 47 Whiting 90 77 Whiting 67 40 Hobart 89 81 Hobart 65 56 Sectionals Calumet 73 74 Freshman " A” 4-14 Freshman " B” 6-6 Calumet 42 44 Whiting 47 35 Calumet 30 18 Lew Wallace 55 25 Lew Wallace 31 35 Griffith 36 42 Griffith 35 3 Highland 38 39 Highland 42 43 Bishop Noll 46 55 Morton 50 45 Pierce 35 27 Valparaiso 16 44 Morton 34 53 Andrean 51 37 Valparaiso 47 50 Harrison 51 27 Mishawaka 33 42 Lake Central 29 45 Andrean 34 29 Lowell 62 35 Clark 28 35 Crown Point 33 35 Harrison 26 58 EC Central 32 41 Lake Central 44 49 Lowell 44 36 Hammond High 50 58 Crown Point 43 68 EC Central 43 55 • 134 Boys ' Basketball Varsity Basketball Team, (front row) Bill Gibbs, manager, Tony Powell, Ben Morey, Chuck Pawelko, Greg Schwartz, manager (row 2) Coach Paul Banis, Rod Vanator, Mike Calligan, Mike T rilli, Bren- dan McCormack, Owen Deignan, Coach Dave Knish. (Back Row) Tom Morey, At Zebrecky, Dave Mussat, Eric Lander, Tom Luksich, Tom Boyden. JV Basketball Team, (front row) Donald Fesko, Brian Andershak, Tom Morey (row 2) Tom Renwald, Dave Mussat, Pat Forburger, Rod Vanator, Eric Lander, Chris Casper (back row) Bill Gibbs; manager, Curt Sobolewski, Mark Deal, Ted Porter, Steve Semchuck, Coach Greg Luksich. Freshman Basketball Team, (front row) Eric Nolan, Richard Rokita, Mike Regner, Russ Kochis (row 2) Jeff De- Chantel, Tim Koziatek. Ben Berzinis, Bill Karr (back row) Coach Hal Coppage, Kris Lukas, Todd Wambsgrass, Clayton Porter, Chris St. Leger. Boys ' Basketball 135 • • • • Wallace South Bend Riley Horace Mann Crown Point Penn Chesterton West Side Valparaiso Lake Central Lowell Calumet Bishop Noll Morton Kankakee Valley Highland Griffith Sectionals MHS OPP 64 0 18 36 forfeit 9 52 46 50 39 20 19 35 15 49 27 41 9 63 63 12 12 49 52 24 12 46 29 30 3rd Bill Melby — State qualifier Oracking down the arm crunch on his Calumet opponent, senior captain Bill Melby, proceeds to manhandle his unfortunate opponent all over the mat. Melby went on to Crush his opponent 16-5 and was awarded the victory due to a technical fall. D esperately trying to ankle pick his opponent to the mat, junior Aaron Franko finally gets his victim to fall. Al- though Aaron broke him down on his back, he went on to lose the match 6-5 on a last second escape by his Griffith opponent. 136 Wrestling ive victories, five captains, only three seniors leave season UP FOR GRABS W ith only three seniors and six members wres- tling varsity for the first time, the outlook was dim. But finishing the season 10-13, last in conference and third out of four teams in Sectionals, was not the result of bad wrestling. Rather, it was a case of not enough wrestlers. “We were forced to forfeit three weight classes in almost every match, which put us in a huge deficit before we even wrestled,’’ junior Steve Cera- While his opponent is trying to sit out, junior Victor Fortin foils his at- tempt by countering the move with the chicken wing. The split second counter- ing by Victor enabled him to stick his unfortunate Griffith opponent in the first period. Afte ter a grueling 3-2 victory over his Bishop Noll opponent, sophomore James Chen basks in his victory as his dejected adversary leaves the mat. James’ victory contributed three points to the overall total, as the team went on to beat Noll 63-12. jewski, co-captain, explained. But with the bad, there is al- ways the good. Five wrestlers qualified for regionals, meaning they had come in either first or second in Sectionals. Juniors Cerajewski, Victor Fortin and Jason Ryband and seniors Jim Dryjanski and Bill Melby were among the members who quali- fied to wrestle at Highland. However, the story doesn’t quite end there. Melby qualified for State, after coming second in both regionals and semi- state. The tournament featured the top 16 wrestlers in each weight class. Melby started off crushing his Chesterton oppo- nent 8-3, but eventually lost to the heavyweight champion 3-2. He finished an impressive fifth overall. “I can’t say I ' m mad with what I accomplished,’’ said Melby, co-captain. “But it’s disappointing going so far and coming so close, only to lose to the eventual champion by a point.” Although coming close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades, the grapplers, if any consolation, did come close to achieving many goals never at- tained by a Munster team — a fifth place individual state title, along with a victory at the Cul- ver Invitational. But the " al- mosts” turned into nothing more than words as the grapplers finished with their worst record ever. Unusual practice times, compounded with a new coach, played major roles in deciding the team’s overall fate. " I hate to use the words ' rebuilding year’, but this is exactly what it was,” Coach Bob Melby said. “This team showed a lot of class by sticking together. There was a feeling of pride that kept them going.” Despite the dim outlook at the beginning of the season, the wrestlers pulled together as a team and achieved preseason goals. Wrestling, (front row) Tom Chen, Rob Petrovich, Mike Petrovich, Jeff Ross, Tim Chen, Jason Williams, (row 2) Saul Garza, Brian Ladwig, Robert Tweedle, Tim Sannito, Thomas Ellison, Aaron Franko, Alan Gustaitis, Ray Olmos. (row 3) Coach Bob Melby, Mike Obush, Brian Rivercomb, George Connor, Donnel Etiene, Steve Cerajewski, Victor Fortin, Chris Harrington, (back row) Andy Man- iotes, Jason Ryband, Bill Melby, Jim Dryjanski, Rich Ramirez, Coach Dave Carter. Wrestling 137 Directing seventh grader Joe Schamburg to pick up the blocking dummy, junior Rich Myer then instructs him to hold it up for the defensive swat and swim drill, which is intended for quarterback sacks. For the entire month of April, many varsity football players became the coaches of one of the four teams. To spot Cara Hilt, a Wilbur Wright sixth grader, in a handstand, senior Lori Anderson holds her in the correct hol- low position. Lori spends Monday and Wednesday nights teaching gymnastics at the Hammond Y.M.C.A. under his chin, eighth grader Kevin Kar- zas waits as senior Gary Eldridge ex- plains the correct way of throwing the shot. By sending Wilbur Wright students over to work with varsity track team members, coaches could concentrate on other aspects of the team. — 138 Student Coaches Gifted athletes offer their expertise and spare time, set perfect examples when LAYING THE COACH I n a game so precise as billiards, a small fraction can mean the differ- ence between success or a bust shot. The balls have to be properly alligned to insure the effort will be a posi- tive one. But if one ball escapes or " gets out of line,” the entire shot is worthless. The same principle holds true with coaching young kids, ex- cept for one minor detail, the kids have minds of their own. And getting them back “in line " usually proved to be a task many coaches would rather not talk about. “It gets me so mad sometimes, because all it takes is one kid to screw off and it ' s like a chain reaction,” junior 7th grade football coach Rich Myer explained. “I just try not to let it bother me.” And while just plain keeping the athletes happy may have been the number one priority, actually attempting to teach them something usually was at- tainable, after a little fun. “About half of the time is spent laughing and messing around,” junior Jim Karr said. “But that is important because if it wasn’t fun, nobody would ever come.” And come they did. Flocks of 7-13 year-olds enrolled in sports coached by students and because of the half-serious and half-sarcastic approach taken. “You can try and make fun of the coaches, " seventh grader Jeff Sheets said. “It doesn’t even matter if they get mad because they’re always picking on us, so it evens out.” But actually seeing them per- form such feats as back- handsprings in the gymnastics room or the proper way to tack- le, proved to be events in itself. “It is like nothing else in the world,” said senior Becky Selig, swim coach. “They mess up the easiest strokes and it is unbe- lievably funny to watch them in the water.” And after the final play was made and the last ball finally swatted over the net, the coaches pulled tog ether their troops and closed the camps for another year. But not after some criticism and fun. Ready to ace the ball down the court, seventh grader Matt Mertz re- ceives last minute instruction from ju- nior Jim Karr. Running after school clin- ics sponsored by Munster Parks and Recreation not only gave students the oportunity to earn extra cash but also allowed them to convey their exper- ience to help younger athletes. As junior Tammy Hollis sets herself up to provide a spot. Amanda Hill attempts to do a pike sole circle dismount off the bars. Tammy, along with many other gymnasts of the now extinct gymnas- tics team, attained gymnastics related jobs. Student Coaches CHASE Feeding on revenge, team advances to Semi-State W hen one searched for the meaning of success he only needed to look as far as the Girl’s Varsity Tennis Team to find it. Even though the team boast- ed only one senior, Julianne Chevigny, they more than made up for it with their exper- ience. The number one doubles team of juniors Christy Szala and Anjali Gupta have been playing together for two years now, as have the number two doubles team of sophomores Ellen Blackmun and Jen Gersh- man. Although Kristen Argus is only a freshman, she earned a position at the number two sin- gles spot. The team’s experience was tested early against Elkhart Central, who knocked them out of the state tournament last year. “We knew they were an excellent team. We went into the match with confidence and came out with a victory,” said junior Jennifer Janusonis, who played number one singles. The 4-1 victory pleasantly surprised the team. " We knew it would be a close match. I was suprised when we beat them becasue it was only the second time in history we’ve beaten them,” stated Christy. After a string of four more victories came a 3-2 loss to Lake Central. “Lake Central was disappointing because we went into it feeling that they were a good team, but that we wouldn ' t have problems with them. We’d just walk in and beat them. It didn’t happen, " said Julianne. “It was a close match that could have gone ei- ther way.” Finishing out the regular sea- son with only one defeat, the team headed for Sectionals. A 5-0 home defeat of the Griffith Panthers set up a rematch against Lake Central. This time the Sectional crown hung in the balance. The team knew they would have to be at their best to avenge their earlier loss. “We went into the second Lake Central match as a team, with everyone concen- trating on their own matches. We wanted revenge and we got it,” said Jen. That victory propelled the team past Bishop Noll 4-1 in Re- gional and into Semi-State. The team squeezed past Val- poraiso 3-2 to set up a match against Elkhart Central to de- cide who would go to the State Championship, this time, Elk- hart had the upper hand 4-1. Finishing at 29-2 and getting to Semi-State certainly attest- ed to this team’s success. T O scoop the tennis ball over, junior Christy Szala lunges towards the net as junior Anjali Gupta anxiously watches. Christy and Anjali, playing together for two years now, were the number one doubles team. Girls’ Tennis, (front row) Mira Loh, Ga- brielle Megales, Kristin Argus, Amy Mo- ses, Heike Drake, (row 2) Jennifer En- gle, Allison Rothschild, Becca Ochstein, Jen Gershman, Dana Rothschild, Christy Szala. (back row) Mary Tina Vrehas, Jenna Chevigny, Julianne Che- vigny, Jen Janusonis, Ellen Blackmun, Anjali Gupta, Coach Carmi Thornton. •• 140 Girls ' Tennis M oving over to square off a shot, junior Jen Janusonis sets herself to smash the yellow Penn 5 tennis ball. Jennifer ' s forehand was a key factor in her 6-0, 6-2 victory over her Lowell op- ponent. Ready to return her Highland oppo- nent ' s cross court shot, senior Julianne Chevigny prepares for her forehand re- turn. Good form setting up for and fol- lowing through on shots allowed Ju- lianne to win the point and eventually to win the match. Highland Griffith Lowell Lake Central South Bend Adams Calumet Crown Point Mustang Invitational Terre Haute South West Lafayette South Bend Clay Merrillville LaPorte Valparaiso Sectionals Griffith Lake Central Hammond High Regionals Bishop Noll Semi-State Valparaiso Elkhart Central Kristin Argus — All-Conference singles Jen Janusonis — All-Conference singles Christy Szala — All-Conference doubles Anjali Gupta — All-Conference doubles 19-2 Girls ' Tennis 141 Extended out with perfect form, ju- nior Tammy Hollis flies over the 100 meter low hurdles, enroute to her sec- ond place finish at Conference trials. Achieving the perfect timing, three steps between each hurdle was essen- tial in the success of a hurdler. F lying over the sandpit, junior Deb- bie Payne kicks her legs up to get extra feet on her jump. Competing in the run- ning long jump not only required strong legs, but also speed and the ability to take off from a set line. Ready to launch the discus down- field, sophomore Allison Glendening in- creases her circular momentum by spinning toward the line with proper form. Her efforts paid off as she landed a third place finish in the Munster Invi- tational. .... 142 Girls ' Track Crown Point 31 Highland 31 Morton 68 Calument 60 Griffith 69 Lowell 55 Lake Central 55 Wirt 63 Conference HU i MAKE I I f a candle is left alone to burn, one of two things will eventaully hap- pen. Either something totally un- expected like the wind will blow out, meaning it needs to be re-lit, or it will just simply burn until the wick is no more. But in most cases once the candle is re-kin- dled, a new life evolves. It becomes a whole new candle and burns for its entire- ty, leaving only its melted wax behind. But wait, what does a burning candle have to do with any- thing? Well just like the re-lit candle, the girls track team (6- 3), started off losing the first two meets, but once this oc- curred, it was like the start of a whole new season. They rekin- dled their own candle and em- barked on a whole new attitude. T BURN Early losses help get team motivated But this time nothing could burn them out. “The early losses must have gotten to them,” said coach Dennis Spangler, “because it seemed like everybody started to work harder in practice, and our scores got better each week.” After the early season set backs they put together an im- pressive five meet winning streak. But again, this didn’t come about until afer a few team meetings and some words of wisdom from the coach. “He really got us all pumped up,” junior Susie Beck- man said. “Every meet we went into, our emotions were run- ning so high we couldn’t wait to start.” Fortunately the emotions carried into sectionals. Nine girls qualified for the Sectional meet at Highland, giving them a good chance to do well as a team. But just as all good things must come to an end, so did their Sectional hopes. Not a sin- gle girl made it past the meet and onto Regionals. Even worse, not a single team point was scored the entire meet. “I could not believe what hap- pened,” senior captain Cindy Pearson said. “It was like some kind of curse against us, we just couldn ' t get anything going that day.” Just as the candle fought to keep its fire burning, so did the Girls’ Track Team. Until the bit- ter end. Girls’ Track, (front row) Emily Megales, Michele Safko, Susie Beckman, Cindy Pearson, Diane Trgovich, Natalie Krol. (row 2) Teresa Medynsky, Dawn Manns, Lisa Medynsky, Lauren Bom- berger, Kim Hinshaw, Janie Strudas, Jen Strudas, Acile Elbakri, Lynda Ra- mos. (row 3) Danette Whiting, Amy Warda, Tammy Checroun, Laura Dunn, Andrea Fefferman, Jo Galvin, Elyse Mentally preparing herself for the upcoming 400 meter relay, sophomore Michelle Safko looks past the exchange zone to her teammate freshman Kim Hinshaw, who runs the seoncd leg. Get- ting the proper timing down between each runner ensured not only a smooth exchagne, but also a f aster time. Schmidt, Karen Thomas, Tara Krull, Linda Wulf. (row 4) Coach Spangler, Coach Michelle Jones, Vicki Vrabel, Lynn Pavlovich, Lynette Glendening, Tina Schmidt, Darlene Kender, Elyce Kaluf, Susan Soderquist, Amy Hulett, Coach Bourdow. (back row) Kelly Kronin, Alison Glendening, Erica Mowitz, Jill Moore, Leslie Schoon, Sara Mintz, Helene Nelson. Girls ' Track Indoor Season Gavit Clark Morton Lake Suburban Conference MHS OPP 57 43 51.5 57.5 43 57 4th Place 1-2 Outdoor Season Gavit 76 50 Highland 46 59 Crown Point 46 51 Calumet 68 54 Griffith 116 20 Lake Central 75 80 Lowell 75 4 Lake Suburban Conference 3rd place Sectionals 5th place 4-3 Grimacing against the weight of the shotput, junior Bob Kemp attempts to make his farthest throw. Throwing the shotput was often found to be one of the events requiring great upper body strength. I n order to make a strong finish in the 1600 meter run, junior Mike Obuch keeps his pace. A long distance runner needed endurance as well as motiva- tion to place high. 144 Boys’ Track HIGH LI OPES Sprinting to Regionals, six qualify H oping to set themselves up for re- gionals and the state meet, the Boys’ Track Team strove to win as many dual and invitational meets as pos- sible. Grasping one of these invita- tional titles, the team captured first place in their Invitational for the first time in seven years. “Winning the Munster Invite was one of the team’s main goals,’’ said Senior Doug Walk- er, co-captain of the team. “Es- I O become the first runner to finish Chris Behling, junior, breaks the string at the end of the 1600 meter run. Chris later became sectional champ in the mile and went on to run at regionals. pecially when the last time we won it was seven years ago.’’ The team’s overall depth and strength in the long-distance races helped contribute to a strong sectional finish as well as a strong season. “The team’s strengths seemed to be notable spread throughout the events compared to other years,” said coach Ed Woodrick, elemen- tary school teacher. Making use of the team’s depth, the cindermen ended up with a strong fifth-place finish in sectionals. Qualifying for re- gionals and placing in the Sec- tional meet was Walker with a first in the 400 meter run, junior co-captain Chris Behling in the 1600 meter run with a first place, the 1600 meter relay team run by Behling, Walker, and sophomores Mike and Rob Petrovich with a second, senior Rick Fox with a fourth in the dis- cus and senior Gary Eldridge with a third in the shotput. “The team was happy with our finish at sectionals,” said Behling. " It was a strong team this year with a strong finish.” With twelve members placing in the top six at sectionals and six runners qualifying for re- gional competitions, the effort and depth of the Boys ' Track Team set themselves up for a promising regional and state meet. Boys Track (front row) Dave Mussat, Rob Petrovich, Tom Bendis, Mike Pero- vich, John Kish, Jerred Solan, (row 2) Paul Elwood, Bum Son, Art Giannini, Bo- ban Kecmen. (row 3) Sasa Kecmen, Rich Han, Mike Hatmaker, Phil Wang, Rich Bernat. Kevin Jerich, Paul Kang, John Lichtle. (row 4) Noel Camire, Mike Orosco, Steve Jones, Keith Potter, Tom Fierek, Tom Chen, Adrian Tabion, Bob Kemp, (row 5) John Yukich, Gary Eldridge, Andy Maniotes, Ed Paz, Rich Viviano, Rob Scheuermann, Jeremy Moritz, The Vo. (row 6) Coach Woo- drick, Doug Walker, Matt Sobolewski, Rich Fabisiak, Jack Davidson, Mike Obuch, Kevin Mybeck, Vic Fortin, (back row) Omar Mohiuddin, Lou Schuster, Chris Behling. Boys ' Track 145 - Overcoming inexperience, team earns titles E xtra hard work and many practice hours paid off as the Boys’ Golf Team shot its way to a 17-4 sea- son record and a conference title. Although containing a high number of inexperienced play- ers, the golfers managed to keep a tight grip and turn around the meaning of inexpe- rienced to experienced. “At the beginning of the sea- son, the inexperience of our players hurt us,’’ said junior John Reed. “With all of the practice, though, our inexperi- enced golfers came around by mid-season.” The team did not come up empty handed in the area of awards. As a result of capturing Conference, John and sopho- more Don Fesko came out with 1st Team All-Conference titles. " We had a great performance at Conference by the whole team,” said Coach Ed Mussel- man, Algebra teacher. “The two All-Conference titles were really nice.” The show did not end at this peak in the performance though, as the team advanced their way to a second place sec- tional finish. But contrary to the strong finish, the team was not satisfied with the sectional fin- ish. “Our performance was bad, nobody really played that good and we should’ve won,” stated sophomore Don Fesko. The sectional meet left an auspicious outlook for the re- gional meet. “There are a few members that are good enough to get through regionals and make it to state,” explained John. Through all of the hard work and numerous practices, the Boys ' Golf Team achieved their success the old fashioned way — they earned it. Boys Golf (front row) Brian Andreshak, Eric Holtan, David Morfas, Greg Sa- mels, DanSebastian, Greg Piniak. (row 2) Coach Ed Musselman, Nate Adoba, Mike Regnier, Adam Herakovich, Karl Boehm, John Reed, Viju Patel, (back row) Jason Buyer, Bryan Kasper, Don Fesko, Larry Wiley. Mr. Tennant, Athle- tic Director. While his team mate pulls out the pin, sophomore Eric Holtan putts his ball up the slope of the green. Making a putt could mean winning or losing a round of golf. — 146 Boys ' Golf Viewing his drive, senior Greg Sa- mels follows his tee shot to see where it will land. A good tee shot often was a starting point of a well played hole. Because sinking his putt is impor- tant in defeating his Highland oppo- nent, freshman Mike Regnier concen- trates on dropping the putt that will move him ahead. Mike went on to suc- cessfully sink his putt and put his High- land opponent one shot down. 175-163 175-269 178-156 178-194 167-217 167-201 167-166 175-188 167-173 167- 204 168- 168 168-176 164-179 164-195 178-172 156-177 156-183 184-185 162- 195 163- 222 348 4th place-324 1st place 2nd place-343 John Reed — 1st team All-Conference Don Fesko — 1st team All-Conference Portage Hammond High Lake Central Calumet Morton Calumet Crown Point Andrean Highland Lowell Crown Point Highland Lake Central Griffith Valparaiso Lowell Griffith Chesterton Hanover Central East Chicago Central Laporte Invitational Lake Hills Invite Conference Sectionals 147 Boys ' Golf 9 - 4-1 South Bend Adams Hammond High Valparaiso Whiting Chesterton Andrean Hammond Gavit Merrillville Portage Lake Central Bishop Noll Griffith Highland Gary Lew Wallace Ooanng into action, junior goalkeep- er Charlie Wilkie saves a challenging shot. Among a goalies responsibilities is always being alert in threatening situa- tions. With patience and control junior Ja- son Dragos (13) finds an open man and passes to start an offensive attack. Quick decisions and precise passing could largely determine whether the of- fense would succeed. jn » V ' IN H OT PURSUIT P Frustrating losses, line-up changes prompt team to lose goal eople often say with time comes changes, and changes were what was in store for the soccer team’s season. The eam ’ S season seemed questionable as they started with a loss to South Bend Ad- ams. “It may seem weird, but after losing to South Bend the team was pretty confident,’’ stated junior Jason Dragos. " We playe d a long, hard game and were disappointed with the 1-0 loss, but we were happy with our performance.” This optimism soon paved Manuvering the ball around his Lake Central opponent, senior Todd Rokita (14) tries to regain his balance. Just beating an opponent was not enough without a good finish such as a good pass or a quality shot. the way for confusion as the team played well but lacked a scoring punch. “The kids were playing well, but the chemistry we needed wasn’t there. I felt it was time to make changes,” said Coach Jerry Cabrera. Some of the changes seemed awkward at first be- cause people who were normal- ly offensive players were moved to defense and vice- versa. “It took awhile, but these guys adjusted. The of- fense was scoring goals and the defense was playing well, too,” added Coach Cabrera. As time dragged on and one problem was solved, the Boot- men ran into more difficulty. As defending Lake Porter Confer- ence Champions, they fell vic- tim to three Conference foes. Valparaiso, Portage, and Grif- fith helped keep the Mustangs from repeating as champions. “The losses came as a big sur- prise because we normally go undefeated or have only one loss,” stated senior co-captain Pablo Bukata. Although the team ' s aim for a repeat as Conference Cham- pions was not reached, the Bootmen maintained a record of 9-4-1, held a 5-game winning streak, and sported a 50-goal season, giving up only 17 goals. Faced with a tough season, the Bootmen withstood the pressure and changes, and in time turned out a successful season. Varsity Soccer Team front row Brian Preslin, Chris Harrington, Mark Zucker, Ben Zygmunt, Phil Milne. Jerry Ca- brera. Todd Rokita, Tom Boyden, Russ Kochis, Jim Wozniak, Eric Nolan, back row Coach Jerry Cabrera, Charlie Wil- kie, Jay Jones. Chris Harding, Nick Dra- gos, Jim Karr, Mike Ulinski, Brendan McCormack, Bill Zeman. Jason Dragos, Pablo Bukata, Bill Karr, Larry Cabrera. Quickly bringing the ball up on at- tack, senior Captain Brendan McCor- mack (11) looks for an opportunity to pass to an open teammate. A quick at- tack would often catch the defense off- guard, thus creating a scoring opportu- nity. 149 Soccer I n the bullpen warming up the pitcher, junior Jen Rudloff watches the pitch as it comes down the line. She helped the team catch a 13-9 record. Ready to knock the cover off the ball, junior April Revercomb holds her stance anticipating the pitch. Her ef- forts helped the team defeat Crown Point 3-2. MHSOPP St. Francis de Sales 3 6 EC Central 9 0 Lake Central 1 4 Griffith 6 10 Lowell 9 1 Highland 4 3 Crown Point 2 3 Portage 11 0 Calumet 10 6 Lake Central 0 2 Whiting 9 1 Griffith 4 3 Lowell 8 0 Highland 4 9 Gavit 12 0 Crown Point 3 2 Merrillville 3 5 Calumet 17 2 Chesterton 2 5 Morton 3 2 Andrean 12 8 Sectionals Highland 1 12 Cindy Mikotaczyk 2nd team All-Conference TTTT 150 Softball MPTY HANDED Injury-plagued, inexperienced team falls short yet maintains high spirits S omeone once said that if you’re going to try, try 100%. Playing with everything they had, the Girl’s Varsity Softball Team worked 100% for a 13-9 record. The young team claimed only four seniors, but they did not let it get to them. Junior Sharon Pavol said, " Consider- ing that most of us are juniors, we knew we would be going through a year of starting over.” Starting over meant teach- ing the new team old tricks. “In the beginning of the year, they were really intense on learning. They doubted me at first, but later they saw that they had the skill to do what I was teaching T rying to pitch her way out of a jam, junior Jackie Johnson looks for strike three. Her pitching was a key factor in the team’s 4-3 win over state-ranked Highland. them,” explained first year Var- sity Coach Barbara Johnson, math teacher. What she taught them was a special first and third defense that paid off against state- ranked Highland. " We gave up three early runs, but after that, our defense tightened up and waited for the fifth inning rally that put us ahead 4-3,” said ju- nior Jen Rudloff. " We proved to ourselves that if we don’t get down, we could beat anyone on that field, and we did,” said Sharon. Before the team could face Highland again, senior Kristen Walsh suffered torn ligaments in her left thumb against Lake Central. She would be out for the next ten games. Walsh and junior Jackie Johnson ap- peared as the only two pitchers on the team. When Walsh got hurt, changes had to be ma- de. " Kristen’s injury had a defi- nite effect on our defense, it forced a lot of people to play different positions,” said Jen. The team’s second matchup with Highland ended in a 9-4 loss. The team quickly put it out of their minds and prepared themselves for the Sectional drawing. Ironically, the team drew Highland. The two teams would meet for a third battle, but Munster lost 12-1. According to Coach John- son, the team finished where they expected to, but they only got there through 100% effort. Girls ' Varsity Softball Team, (front row) Allison Dedelow, Connie Czapla, Crissy Dinga, Kristin Walsh, Jen Rudloff, April Revercomb. (back row) Kim Hesek, Jean Robbins, Karyn Dahlsten, Cindy Mikolaczyk, Sharon Pavol, Jackie John- son, Coach Barb Johnson. Girls’ Junior Varsity Sofball Team. (front row) Deborah Rybicki, Renay Montalban, Debbie Payne, Gabi Girot, Lisa Milolaczyk, Tammy Szany, Kara Wachel. (back row) Laura Skertich, Ka- tie Eldridge, Amy Gifford, Margarie An- derson, Nina Peterson, Sara Vance, Mi- chele Gill, Coach Laurie Hamilton. Softball 151 While holding his batting stance, senior Shaun Barsic concentrates on making contact with the ball. High bat- ting average are attributed to good form and a quick bat. — 152 Baseball As Gavit third baseman waits for the throw, junior Alan Zabrecky slides safe- ly into base. Alan ' s run in on the next play helped cinch the 4-0 win over Ga- vit. Eyeing his target, pitcher Mark Pan- azzo, senior attempts to strike out his opponent. Choosing from an arsenal of pitches, players vary their throws in or- der to out smart their competiton. 153 •••• Baseball Hoping to shorten the distance be- tween bases, junior Brent Bodefeld heads off first base. Getting the jump on scoring position is the key to offensive strategy. IN [ : ULL SWING Despite Sectional loss; 10-2 record, LSC title keep team at bat W ith steady aim, a marksman whether shooting at a stationery target or an elusive fading clay pi- geon, must always remain calm and keep his eye glued to the target. A simple frac- tion of an inch can mean the difference between success and failure. Just as the marksman who knew the necessity of carefully aiming at his target, the Varsity Baseball Team knew their tar- get needed to be total team Attempting to hit the incoming curve ball, senior Chuck Pawelko takes a swing and misses the pitch. To main- tain a constant batting average, players learned to adjust to a variety of pitches. commitment to avenge last year ' s Sectional loss in the Mustang Classic. They kept their eye on target and lined up for a positive Sectional victory. “The only thing that could stop us was mental breakdowns in our intensity level,” Head Coach Bob Shinkan, math- ematics teacher, explained. ‘‘But once we get up for a game, it is going to take one heck of an effort to beat us.” And after beating every team in the Lake Suburban Confer- ence except Highland, the Stickmen took aim at the cov- eted title. With their record of 10-2 in conference, it came down to a final game against Calumet. Led by the pitching of senior Mark Panozzo and the hitting of seniors Shaun Barsic and Jim Magrames, they over- came an early deficit and de- feated the Warriors 5-2. This earned the team its first Con- ference title in over six years. " It was an unbelievable feeling of accomplishment,” senior Steve Muller said. “The hard work in the batting cages in the winter and during the season really paid off. " Because the throw was late and low senior Mark Panazzo is called safe at third base. Close plays often make the differnece between a win and a loss. On deck, sophomore Bob Morris pre- pares to bat. Bob played shortstop the only sophomore starter on the varsity team. Portage 1 3 Clark 13 3 (double header) 17 3 Hobart 8 1 1 Varsity Bishop Noll 1 2 20-8 West Side (double header) 13 15 3 4 MHS OPP Lake Central 4 3 Morton 1 16 Griffith 5 0 Gavit 4 0 Andrean 5 4 Clark 11 2 Lowell 18 4 Portage 2 3 Crown Point 9 2 Michigan City Valparaiso 7 10 Rogers 2 3 (double header) 12 0 (double header) 12 8 Calumet 25 6 Hobart 0 4 Lake Central 9 6 River Forest 8 0 Griffith 8 4 Lake Central 11 0 Lowell 7 4 Griffith 4 1 Highland 2 5 East Chicago Crown Point 3 1 Central 10 12 Calumet 14 9 (double header) 9 2 LSC JV Tournament Lowell 4 3 vs Griffith 2 7 Highland 4 5 Crown Point 6 0 Freshmen Calumet 2 1 5-7 Lake Central 10 0 Gary Roosevelt 5 3 (double header) 10 3 MHS OPP Griffith 10 7 Griffith 4 0 Lowell 20 1 Highland 0 11 Highland 1 8 Hammond High 5 7 Crown Point 7 0 Lowell 8 3 Calumet 13 1 East Chicago Mustang Classic Central 4 5 vs. Hammond High 6 0 3 4 vs Bishop Noll 4 2 Portage 3 11 Chesteron 3 4 (double header) 11 5 Merrillville 19 2 Lake Central 1 2 Merriville Harrison 1 1 10 Junior Varsity 17-6 LSC Tournament vs Lowell 15 6 MHS OPP Championship game Hammond High 15 6 Highland 12 14 Aft fter tagging the ball, senior Steve Muller dashes to first base. Quickness and spped helped some players stretch a would-be single into a double. — 154 Baseball IN [- ULL SWING Continued • It paid off not only by earning them a first place Conference title, but also an eight game winning streak to take into the Sectional tournament. After getting a bye, the first seeded Mustangs were sched- uled to play Whiting. From there, the winner would play 3rd ranked Bishop Noll for the Sectional Championship. “It ' s just one big scramble of who can get things going that par- ticular day, " Jim explained. " Any kind of break can lead to a victory. You just need to create a break and capitalize on it.” Shattering the old school re- cord of .319, the team ' s im- pressive combined batting average of .337 compounded with the low earned run aver- age of 2.10 surprised most fans but came as no surprise to the players. “We knew we were ca- pable of achieving those statis- tics,” Brent said. " We just had to go out there and execute like we were capable of, and the numbers would fall into place.” And so the storybook season ends, just as it would in an old shoot’em up western picture. The two gunslinging bandits meet in an abandoned town and it comes down to a simple gun fight between the two best gunslingers. They pace, turn, and fire, and the victor comes out alive and kicking. Varsity Baseball Team (front row) row) Coach Paul Banas, Alan Zabrecky, Shaun Barsic, Aaron Franko, Julio Are- Kevin Baradziej, Bob Morris, Bill Melby, valo, Chuck Pawelko, Jim Magrames, Ed Balon, Brent Bodefeld, Steve Muller, Mark Panazzo, Adam Krieger. (back Coach Bob Shinkan. JV Baseball Team, (front row) Chris Don Dombrowski. (back row) Coach Bryant, Rod Durta, Brandon Suirek, Dennis Haas, Rob Kain, Tom Renwald, Scott Giba. (row 2) Tom Morey, Jeff Curt Sobolewski, Steve Semchuck. Banas, Dave Bainbridge, Dan George. Freshman Baseball Team, (front row) Chip Daros, Allen Gustaitis, Thad Mead, Rich Rokita, Jason Born, (row 2) Tim Koziatek. Dan Dombrowski, Mike Ba- gull, Adam Cohen, Brian Revercomb. (back row) Coach Hal Coppage, Bill Gaddick, Todd Wambsganss, Jeff De- Chantal, Kris Lukas. Baseball 155 Li - wm v LfJ Jf %rS- wa I f .-£i r-.. ' m 1 ■-irs . . ' :■ $ TV , 5® JjT :is ’v - ■ : . s __ Pr ? ' . +t - ■• ' - ' •• ... i v.K ' V v . ' .• " . » ST ' . _ « ' .JL I ' . • . - — • _ [A .♦ $» .HSWK8 - FKT noy 1 ' •« -u X -»rr r r 1 V?3 -I ;1 » VV V ' i ' iY --l-t i ■ t , .1 » • . . A « v« ■ • , rtf .. . jt-. 4 4» • . y I N • • ' • !» ., » ' k .v ' J 1 . 1 ' 3 A , Nfi i IBs £ £ 5 v ml m 4 . ■m Sf. m m s i — »l » ' V • .!. A ' .•r A I- ' . ; v ' ; W v . £■ .rf . ’a V, V , u p m n v- n, - ♦ v .W4 » » - " r.v , • ' •.• ‘i sava,_ v jr ft ,?y; ■Sy ’ f- -JaHfc i3Tf.;vi ' • wr l r 1 s-T i V. - • Displaying a flying side kick, fresh- man Gerald Kolpfell practices the art of Tae Kwan Do. After six years of partici- pation Gerald earned a blackbelt for his learned skills. Although not a pro, freshman Jen Paliga shows how its done as she serves to begin a volleyball match. Jen ' s church league offer ed good competi- tion with an enjoyable environment. 15 156 Community Sports With 4 an outstretched body junior Scott Orr trys to block a shot at the net in a volleyball game at Westminister Presbyterian Church. -ntM ' J 4k I Students find enjoyment, competition, relaxation as community sports leagues ROVIDE THE KICK S hooting for number one, many students tried to achieve their goals. Whether it was an A+ on a test or the dream of being a champion, students became involved in non-school sports hoping to attain their dreams. These sports took several forms from town leagues such as soccer to community partici- pation sports like baseball or softball. Still others included church and out of town hockey teams. ‘‘It may be unusual to be playing in Hobart since it’s kind of far away, but it’s worth it be- cause it keeps me active, and I love playing hockey,” stated sophomore Brandon Siurek. Fun and intense competition also became reasons why stu- dents joined. ‘‘Our church vol- leyball team is not meant to play the pros; we just try to have fun by playing with friends,” explained senior Doug Johnson. However, the thrill that came with competition was some- thing other students looked for. “The competition of playing in a serious environment makes in- door soccer a lot more exciting than just kicking around in the park,” explained junior Ryan Gailmard. No matter what the motive or the outcome that resulted, students found that just getting involved outside of school and having fun helped them reach theirgoal. Attaining No. 1 woul d be no problem. Sophomore goalkeeper Brandon Siurek awaits opposing shots while playing in an out-of-town hockey league. Some athletes found they had to travel in order to play the sport they prefer and in this case, Hobart was the nearest facility. Pick-up games in the park proved to be a good form of relaxation without the pressures of an organized league. Senior Mike Calligan pulls down a re- bound in a pick-up game with friends seniors Larry Wiley, Mike Mertz, Gary Eldridge and John Sideris at Frank H. Hammond school. Community Sports 157 Sports Talk on pressures Tryout tremors plague hopefuls Sweaty palms, ner- vous fidgeting and anxiety in those stu- dents who had to compete against others as they tried out for a much-wanted posi- tion. Tryouts provided that one crucial opportunity to prove that one person can outdo the next. “In a tryout situation ev- eryone is in the same boat be- cause no one knows how much better they are than ev- eryone else, " said freshman Kim Hinshaw, " However, it is because of nerves that people mess up.” “I clam up sometimes be- cause I know I ' m capable of making one small mistake and I can blow everything,” re- plied Scott Maynard, junior. Nerves played a large role in tryouts, yet when students made that squad or played a game, pressure to succeed re- mained relevant. “People must learn to deal with their nerves during tryouts because sooner or later, in plays or musicals, for instance, you ' re not alone and you’re up in front of a big crowd when the entire cast is counting on you,” said junior Scott Rubin, “You must be able to control these nerves in order to per- form your very best.” Trying out, although stress- ful for many, made earning a team position or a lead role all the more exciting when achieved. Sports Mini-Mag Rivals face bitter fight Teams play hardest against school adversaries ■ Signs covered the walls, and the players grew nervous because this was THE game between Munster and archrival High- land. Highland was always a tradi- tional rival. “The fact that they are geographically close, and each community’s sup- port of their football program is outstanding, it provides for a natural rivalry,” Mr. Leroy Marsh, Varsity Football coach and health teacher, explained. Squaring off against Hobart in Regionals for the past three years turned them into an- other major rival. “Hobart is do or die because in Regionals there is more pressure than normal,’’ stated Coach Marsh. “The rival games always bring the best out of any team,” said soccer coach Mr. Jerry Cabrera. Words of Wisdom Parents use ' pep talks’ as encouragement, pressure ■ It’s 2:45 p.m. and the bell rings to end the day. The pressures of school are left behind for most, but those individuals in athletics must face the pres- sures of practice and added pressures at home. Some parents placed pres- sure on athletes based on per- formance expectations. “Sometimes I can be lazy or just in a slump, and if my par- ents hear of it, then probably I ' ll hear about it, too,” stated senior Chuck Pawelko, bas- ketball player. However, pressures came in many different forms. “My parents encourage me to do better or they just encourage me to do the best I ' m capable of doing,” stated junior Jason Dragos, soccer player. Many parents considered their “pep talks” just as en- couragement. “I don ' t think parents put excessive pres- sure on their kids. Rather we instill confidence in them and in their abilities,” said Mrs. Tina Dragos. Whatever the reason stu- dents found parental words of wisdom offered them some- thing to dream about. Receiving a hug from her mother on Senior Night. Varsity Volleyball player Cindy Pearson, senior, smiles with appreciation. Senior night some- times added extra pressure on ath- letes as they knew their parents were seated in the stands for the last time. ' pRAVELINQ TO SUCCESS Athletes do what it takes to reach Varsity spot As Robby steps up to the diving board and starts to walk down the long, bouncy plank, he senses that all the eyes in the natatori- um are focused on him. He knows that this dive will determine whether he will dive varsity for the rest of the season. Athletes ' desire to make the varsity team ranged from losing weight to practicing everyday throughout the year. “I had to lose seven pounds for my weight class, then I had to wrestle my other teammates in my weight class to be on the varsity team,” senior Rich Ramirez explained. Pressure among the team and coaches sometimes became strenu- ous. “In the third period of our first Var- sity Basketball game, we were behind and I had to make the freethrow to tie it up. I felt like my feet were glued to the floor and I was going to faint!” said ju- nior Jenn Chevigny. Competing for a varsity spot was not all fun and games for coaches or team- mates. “Everyone wants to always do the best possible, and it ' s hard to choose, so sometimes we switch off,” said Mr. Jerry Cabrera, soccer coach. After Robby successfully completed his dive, a perfect “10”, the pressure lifted until the next time he would be on the diving board. The last person exit- ed, the splashes became ripples, and Robby packed up his gym bag as the pressure was again relieved. P reparing for an upcoming dive, Mike Ste- vens, sophomore, takes a steady hold on the end of the board. Mike ' s dives are crucial during prac- tice because his performance will determine whether he will dive varsity for the upcoming meet. Coaches send word loud and clear Sitting quietly on the locker room benches, the team lis- tened to their coach’s last speech before the game against its ri- val. It was a very important game, and if they didn’t win, they knew it would come back to them in the next day’s grueling practice. Athletes frequently found them- selves in this pressurized situation be- fore an important game or meet, as lis- tening to the coach helped psych them up for an upcoming performance. “Sometimes our coach says if we lose an event we will lose the meet,” stated Jeff Crist, a junior oh the Boy ' s Swimming Team. “Hearing that makes me more competitive and want to win my race.” Sometimes the pressure became a little more than just a brief talk or calm lecture. “When we go into the locker room losing at halftime during a game, our coach starts yelling and throwing his chalk around,” said Doug Walker, a senior football player. Although the lecturing or yelling dur- ing a break would seem to have an ad- verse effect, the harsh coaches ' con- versations actually got their athletes prepared for a good performance. “By putting pressure on the kids I think I get them mentally ready,” Boys ' Swim- ming Coach Jon Jepsen, physical edu- cation teacher said, “and that usually sets up the team for a good meet. " Whether a serene talk or a series of rants and raves, coaches all had their own ways of getting their team psyched up. Putting on the pressure came down to helping athletes do one thing their coach wouldn ' t have liked to see bet- ter — to come out of the game on top of the opponent. Pressures v 159 Sports Talk on the Mustang edge GBIDBa anniQiBEDS ITSHTNi TOWARDS THEIR POTENTIAL Athletes ' dedication pays off in more ways than one When some people think of the elements that make an athlete perform to his ut- most potential, they notice factors such as hard work and positive atti- tude, but they frequently overlook one part — one’s dedication to the sport. Dedication did not just include working hard every day, but also one’s willingness to work outside of practice and during the offseason, like staying after in the weightroom or going home to another work out. Many athletes could be found during the offseason and in their extra time doing various things to keep in shape for their sport. “I run, bike, swim, and do weights at Omni during the offseason to remain in shape for swimming,” stated Steve Konkoly, a junior swimmer on the Varsity Boys’ Swimming Team. “After the season is over, I take a short break and then play indoor soccer for another team,” said ju- nior Larry Cabrera, a member of the Varsity Soccer Team. This type of dedication got coaches and athletes fired up. “When I see kids putting in extra time it gives me an extra feeling for the team and makes me realize that we are accomplishing things,” said Mr. Leroy Marsh, Varsity Football Coach, Health and Safety, and Physical Edu- cation teacher. “Working out during the offseason makes me feel like I’m doing some- thing extra for my sport,” said Kon- koly, “and it prepares me to work harder for the upcoming swim sea- son.” Whether it was staying after in the weightroom, joining other sports leagues, or doing a multitude of things to keep in shape, athletes found that extra dedication to their sport lent a helping hand in allowing them to perform up to their greatest potential. V isualizing a perfect free throw shot. Girls Varsity Basketball player Lisa Baciu, junior, concentrates on the basket. Even though suf- fering from an injured hand, Lisa opted to keep active on the court. 160 Sports Mini-Mag Ready to roar Mental games, eccentric rituals ready athletes Pep talks and mental strategies readied teams and individuals before games or matches be- gan. As heart rates increased and nerves became jittery, students became psyched up for their difficult tasks. When teams and players psyche up before games, each had different ways of getting ready for its next challenge. “Before a big tennis match I mentally go through my pre- vious matches in my head and try to remember things I did which helped my game,” said senior Pete Arethas. “If I’ve played my opponent before, I think about our previous match and work out a game plan which helps to build my confidence.” “Before my hockey games I listen to music to get psyched up. The music allows me to re- lax because I’m comfortable with it, and I’m able to calm down yet get pumped up at the same time, " said sopho- more Brandon Siurek. Other athletes took a more physical approach in order to psyche themselves up before a competition. “Wrestling matches incorporate a lot of mental strength. In order to psyche ourselves up we smack our head gear and our arms and legs which gets us mean and ready to explode when we hit the mats,” added senior rich Ramirez. Although each student per- formed their own activities to prepare themselves for com- petition, pregame rituals, fir- ing up emotions, confidence, and strength prepares ath- letes for battle. All for one and one for all, the Varsity Football Team show their emotion be- fore the opening kickoff of the Ham- mond High Sectional game. Team unity and pride are essential when the team is psyching up for the game. It’s a matter of etiquette Athletic team quality is often judged only on the way it performs. But another factor, sports- manlike conduct, can play a major role in earning respect for the team. Showing good sportsman- ship may sometimes be over- looked as a minor detail, but to a lot of coaches and ath- letes it means more. “Good sportsmanship shows that the team has a respectful attitude toward other opponents, " stated Mr. Bob Shinkan, mathematics teacher and var- sity baseball coach. Sportsmanship also helped some athletes get mentally prepared for their game or event. “After wishing my op- ponent good luck before a race, it gives me a lot more incentive to beat him,” said ju- nior Steve Konkoly, varsity swimmer. When another team exhibit- ed a bad attitude it usually had an adverse effect between two teams. “The basketball team is just as sportsmanlike as any other team, but if the other team is unsportsman- like, we cannot show gratitude to someone that won ' t accept it,” said senior Brendan Mc- Cormack, varsity player. Whether determining the relationships between teams or getting athletes psyched up, sportsmanship controlled athletes and coaches atti- tudes toward themselves and their opponents. Mustang Edge 161 •••• Sports Talk on the World Sports scene D H IE R Worth the four year wait Winter Olympics, Pan Am Games highlight amateur heroes ‘‘Four years gone by already? A senior reminiscing on high school and thinking about graduation? Maybe. But it could be a sports enthusiast eagerly awaiting the Olympic games. “I like watching the Olym- pics because they show such a variety of events, " said sen- ior Chuck Pawelko. The Indianapolis hosted Pan American games also pro- vided entertainment for sports fans, but the Olympics proved to be more popular. “I saw a little of the Pan Ameri- can games, but I didn’t watch as much as I watched the Cal- gary Winter Olympic games, " explained junior Jennifer Atwood. Filling people’s tastes from skiing to polo, the Pan Ameri- can and Olympic games proved to be worth the wait. Oatching the Olympic spirit, ju- nior Bob Kemp wears his Olympic Games sweatshirt. Many students found themselves getting ready for the games as the four year gap came to a close. Idolized heroes possess many admired traits Each year certain ath- letes are spotlighted as being ‘‘stars’’ in their specific sport. Imagining themselves as one of these sports stars, students chose their ideal candidate for var- ious reasons. Chicago Bulls basketball player Michael Jordan . . . “I’d love to have the money and athletic ability Michael pos- sesses.” — senior Steve McMahon Bo Jackson, Kansas City Royals and LA Rams profes- sional athlete . . . “It is amaz- ing how one guy can play pro football and baseball at the same time. Bo is the definition of an athlete.” — Shaun Bar- sic, senior First woman Harlem Globe- trotter Lynette Woodward . . . " I would love to have her tal- ent because she played on what’s considered a man’s team.” — freshman Gabby Girot Sports Mini-mag Monsters of Midway prove popular to out-of-state fans Bears fever stretches 33 miles ■ Although the Chica- go Bears were not the hometown team, that did not stop some from showing a preference for them. As one walked down the hall, chances were good that a Bears’ jersey, T-shirt or sweatshirt may have been seen on any given day. “I ' ve been a Bears fan for as long as I can remember,” ex- plained junior Al Zabrecky. Some students grew up in a family of Bears fans. “My whole family is Bears fans so it’s hard not to be one when you’re surrounded by them,” stated junior Karla Franciskovich. Others liked them because they admired Bears players. “I especially like Jim McMa- hon because he is a good leader and the team re- sponds to him” stated soph- omore Nick Dragos. No matter what the rea- son, Munster Bears fans could usually be found sitting in front of the television set on Sunday afternoon cheer- ing on their team. WARRIORS Games prove controversial Sunday afternoon--a peaceful time to reflect on weekend activities and look ahead to the week in school. Then again: Sunday afternoon-a time to argue with friends and get in heated debates over controversial subjects. Heated debates over controversial issues? A referee’s call in a close football game could spark an uproar, especially when ten people jammed themselves around a television set to watch it together. Watching sporting events together offered students a chance to be with their friends and have fun during the weekend days. cheering enthusiastically, senior Doug Johnson, ju- ior Darlene Kender, and senior Kevin Bomberger cele- rate after watching the Chicago Bears score a touch- own. Sundays were spent by most Bears fans in front of he TV watching their favorite team. “Watching with friends makes games more exciting because everyone gets in- volved in the game,” senior Steve Muller said. “Suddenly you don’t feel so dumb yell- ing at the television because all of your friends are doing it, too.” Football, baseball, and basketball excited students, but some sports left students un- enthusiastic. " Once a few friends of mine were over and we were trying to find some- thing on television,” said Steve. “Nothing was on, so we ended up watching golf. That has to be the most boring sport. I think half of us fell asleep!” Whether screaming with friends of crash- ing out for a few hours with them, students found that watching games with friends of- fered a change of pace from a normal week- end afternoon. World Sports Scene 163 " 164 aking a break from everyday activities, sophomores Chris Bryant and Amy Warda find time to chat at float; junior Shelly Springer takes aim at a friend with her shake at Wendys; senior Stefanie Rogan looks for guidance while taking notes in Government and Mr. Jeff Graves, chemistry teacher, gives in to computer exhaustion and catches a few Z ' s during his planning period. With 1193 students, personalities ranged from preppy to punk as students expressed their individuality. tealthily decorating a football player’s trees, senior cheerleader Mary Blaesing attempts to raise pre-game spirit. TPing became a Thursday night cheerleading ritual performed before Friday home games. People Divider with PEOPLE w ANTED: Eager painting the town red while seniors: completing required coursework and battling seniori- tis since the first days of September. Visine in hand to cure red eyes after burning the midnight oil in order to finish their Junior Eng- lish termpapers. cutting their way through the red tape of getting a license, trying to find a job, and learning how to build their first class float. Stressed-out juniors: Confined sophomores: Apprehensive freshmen: red in the face after being unable to open a locker, losing their way in the rambling hallways, or mistaking a senior Govern- ment class for a younger group in world Geography. Fearsome red pen in hand, ready to tackle faculty: the ever-growing stack of compositions, test and projects eagerly awaiting their profes- sional critique. Combining their diverse personalities, students and faculty banded together with the attitude . . . Ready or not, here we come Ready or not, Here We Come 165 " Turning 18 teaches seniors that it is time to face fact, reaching LT HOOD Turning 18 meant responsibilities for seniors, including registering for the draft, being able to vote, and being con- sidered an adult in the eyes of the law. Turning into a legal adult was an im- portant aspect of turning 18. “I have to be more careful now because if the po- lice ever pull me over, they would con- sider me an adult and hold me responsi- ble for my actions.” Doug Johnson said. Another privilege of turning 18 is the right to vote. This privilege most sen- iors overlooked. “I ' m not going to vote because politics don’t interest me, " Jen Farris explained. Although some seniors took voting privileges lightly, others did not. ”1 am used to hearing my dad getting as many people as possible to vote, so I guess it is pretty important that I am able to vote now, " Doug explained. Despite the added responsibilities of their new-found status, seniors seemed to associate being 18 with the ultimate freedom. " Eighteen, to me, means that I can leave the house legally, with more responsibilities of a adult, " Jen said. However, turning 18 wasn’t always associated with freedom. For some it had the opposite meaning “All turning 18 means to me is that I have one month to register with selective ser- vice,” said Tom Johns. The road to adulthood begins at 18. With it comes many responsibilities and the fear of being on your own. Although many seniors were a little nervous about 18, they felt ready to take on the challenge. F ulfilling one of his first responsibilities as an adult, Tom Jennings picks up his selective service registration form. Although guys didn ' t look for- ward to it, they were required to register for the draft. X Diane Adlch: Track 9; Student Govt. 9-11; NHS 1 1- 12; Volleyball 9-11; French Club 10 Conrad Joseph Almase: Crier 11-12 (Ed. -in-Chief 12); Debate 9-1 1; Student Govt. 1 1 ; CEC 1 2: NFL 9-11; Quill and Scroll 11-12: NHS 11-12 Susan Cartherine Anasewlcz: CEC 9-12 (Vice Pres 12); Crier 11-12 (Perspectives Ed.). Lori Anne Anderson: Gymnastics 9; Student Govt. 9; Golf 9-12; Paragon 11-12 (Photo Ed. 12); Quill a nd Scroll 11-12: letterwoman 9-12 Michael V. Andreshak: Bowling Club 11-12: Football 9: Track 9- 10.12; Academic Club 11-12; Cross Country 10-11; Trivia Club 12; Math Club 1 1-12; NHS 1 1-12 PeterS. Arethas: Tennis 9-12; Lettermen 11-12: Crier 11-12: Math Club 11-12; NHS 11-12. Dimitri Arges. Julie Bacino: Student Govt. 9-11; Tennis 9-11; Crier 1 1-12. Julie Balon. Shaun Barsic. Michele L. Bartok: Deca 11; Student Government 10. Lauren Bittner: French Club 9; Orchestra 9; Paragon 12 Mary Blaes- ing. Sonia Blesic: Speech and Debate 9-11; NFL 9- 11: Band 9. Carl James Bohlin: Football 9 Kevin Carr Bom- berger: Football 9-12; Drama Club 10-12; Band 9: Choir 11-12; Ensembles 11-12 Thomas F. Boyden: Tennis 9; Soccer 9-12; Musical 10; Soeech 9.12; Paragon 11-12; Basketball 9-12 (Capt. 12) CEC 11- 12 Scott Brakebill. Patrick R. Brauer: Basketball 9- 10: Choir 9-11 Sally Louise Brennan: Gymnastics 9- 11; Paragon 11-12 (Design Ed. 12); Quill and Scroll 11-12; CEC 10-12; Student Govt. 9.11; Drama Club 11; Golf 10-12 (Capt. 12): Letterwomen 9-10,12. Sean Brennan. Jamie Breuker: French Club 9.12: Crier 12 (Circula- tion Manager 12). Michael C. Brosovic: Football 9- 12; Wrestling 9-10 Ensemble 10-12 Jennifer Helen Brtos: French Club 9. Poms 11 Pablo A. Bukata: Soccer 10-12; Math Club 10-12: Tennis 10-12: Chess Club 9-1 1: Science Club 9; Trivia Team 12; NHS 1 1- 12: Academic Competition Club 12: Speech and De- bate 10-12 (Pres. 12): Bowling Club 11 Jerry Ca- brera: Soccer 9-12; Crier 12: Student Govt. 12 Den- ise L. Callahan. Michael Calligan: Basketball 9-12. Patricia Susan Camino: Student Govt. 9-10. NHS 1 1 12; Cheerleading 9-12: Paragon 11-12: Ensemble 10-11. Musical 10: Speech and Debate 9-12: French Club 9-12 (Vice Pres. 12) Eunice Cardenas: Speech and Debate 9-12: NFL 9-12; Drama 9: Field Trip Club 9-10; Spanish Club 1011; German Club 9-12. Ju- lianne Chevigny. Dan Chiaro. Anna Christopoulos. Christopher J. Chronowski: Deca 11-12; Choir 11 Ayesha Chugtai. Heather Ciesar: Choir 9-12; Spanish Club 9: Ensembles 10 Michelle Ciesar: Spanish Club 9: Choir 9-12. Jodi Elizabeth Clapman: Student Govt. 9: French Club 9 10; Poms 10-1 1 Joann Marie Clements: Wrestling GTO 10; Swimming GTO 10: Spanish Club 10; Deca 1 1 Michelle Conner: Deca 11-12 (Parlimentanan 12). George Joseph Connor: Wrestling 10-12: Lettermen 11-12. 167 Seniors Adich-Connor Randall R. Cook: Crier 10-12 (Head Photog. 12). Jo- mary Crary: Spanish Club 10-11: SADD 11: NHS 11- 12: Ensembles 10-12: CEC 9-11 Student Govt. 12; Royalty 12. Connie Lee Czapla: Basketball 9-10 Softball 9-12: Letterwomen 9 12; NHS 11-12 Lynn Marie DeChantal: Speech and Debate 9: Student Govt 10-12: French Club 9 Jennifer Dedelow: Cheerleading 9-12 (Capt. 12): Gymnastics 10-11: CEC 11-12; NHS 11-12: Qu.ll and Scroll 11-12; Para- gon 11-12 (Section Ed. 12 ); Speech 9-10 Wendy Allison Deem: Band 9: Poms 10: SADD 10-11; Cross Country 1 1 . Tammy Lynn DeReamer: Student Govt 9 12 (Vice Pres. 11-12): NHS 11 12: German Club 9- 12: Softball 10: Drama Club 9-10: Ensembles 10-12 Eric M. Diamond: Debate 9-11: Drama 9-10; Crier 11 Suzanne Kay Dickerhoff: Student Govt 9-12 NHS 11-12: Spanish Club 10-12 Darcie Eilene Dimi- troff: Spanish Club 9-10: SADD 11-12: Speech 10 Crista Dinga. Daniel Djordjevich. James Dryjanski. Jay Dye. Chris Dywan: Football 9-12; Ensembles 10-12 Lisa Suzanne Dywan: Paragon 11-12 (Ed. -in-Chief 12): Student Govt. 9-12 (Sec -Treasurer 12); NHS 11-12; Quill and Scroll 11-12: Track 9-12; Crosscountry 11; Letterwomen 10-12; Junior Achievement 10; Span- ish Club 10-11. Gary Eldrldge. David Byron Ensley: Band 9-12; Tennis 9: Cross Country 10: Spanish Club 10-11: Bowling Club 11-12; Drama 11-12; Track 12. Michael R. Erickson: Scuba Club 10-12; SADD 11-12. Wendy Etter. Richard Fabislak. Robin Fandrei: Student Govt 10-11. Drama Club 1 1 SADD 1 1: Ensembles 12: Paragon 12 Nicole Fiegle: Volleyball 9-10 DECA 11-12. Thomas Fierek: Para- gon 11-12; Football 11-12. Cassandra Fortener. Stacy Marie Franciskovich: Paragon (Copy Ed. 12); Poms 11-12: Quill and Scroll 11-12 Michelle Frank. Jennifer Lynn Frankovich: French Club 9: Spanish Club 10: Drama Club 9 12: Thespian 10-12: Crier 1 1 12 (Design Ed. 11-12); Quill and Scroll 11-12: NHS 11-12: Academic Club 12 Erika Frederick: Band 912; Track 12 Toni Garza. Deborah J. Glass. Christian J. Gloff: Drama Club 10- 11; Band 9-11. Amy Jo Gluth: Band 9-10. German Club 9: Poms 11-12 (Lieut. 12); Paragon 12: GTO Wrestling 9-10: GTO Swimming 9- 10 Eric Goin. Lau- ra Gerese Goldasich: Basketball 9-10: Choir 9-11 Volleyball 9-10; Ski Club 10. DECA 11-12 (District Pres 12). Nola Beth Golublewskl: GTO 9-12; Spanish Club 10- 11; Flag Corps 11; Field Trip Club 10; NHS 11-12. Julianne Gorski: Track 9; French Club 9; Crier 11; Volleyball 9: Drama Club 1 1 Joanna Grabski. Antho- ny Grady. Nicole Granack. Milicia Grbic. Christo- pher Gross. 168 Seniors Cook-Gross Yearning to accomplish last requests, graduation causes students to go IIT OF CONTROL Attending classes to obtain the re- quired credits and applying for college admittance topped the list of things seniors had to do before graduation. However, many had their own ideas of what they wanted to do before they graduated. Some seniors felt that risky business was the best way to have fun. “I would love to ditch one day of school, go out with my friends, and have the best pos- sible time I can. And of course, not get caught doing it,” stated Barb Helms. Sometimes when students took a risk and got caught, they faced the chance of punishment. ‘‘One day I ditched with all my friends, but of course we got caught, so we had to serve four detentions,” said Monica Wolak. Taking a chance was not on every students’ list. Others strived to suc- ceed academically. ‘‘Before gradu- ation, just once I would like to receive an “A” on Mr. Coppage’s government tests,” said Jen Remmers. Besides just doing homework and worrying about tests, some students wanted to go out and have a little fun. ‘‘After school on Friday nights my friends and I would go to either the foot- ball or basketball game to show school spirit and also to socialize,” said Dave Ensley. As seni ors saw graduation creeping up on them, many were ready to forget about their classes and try something different. While indulging herself in Burger King, Beth Wrona enjoys her lunch brought by her friends. Fast Food for lunch gave seniors a break from the daily cafeteria food. Good times not forgotten, seniors kept moments alive with assorted Momentos are symbols of pastimes, usually those that everyone likes to re- member. For seniors, momentos were special reminders of experiences in high school. Athletics were an important role through seniors’ high school years. “I want to purchase my football jersey from my coach and wear it all the time. It represents all the good times I’ve had with the team,” said Joe Knight, co- captain of the varsity football team. “I ' ll treasurer my golf clubs because they remind me of the times I shared with the golf team. This year we made it to state and that’s something I ' ll never forget,” added Nicole Granack, golf team member. Students’ involvement in extra-cur- ricular activities did not end with athlet- ics. Band and drama also held memo- ries. " Keeping my band instruments and pictures remind me of the times I had with band,” stated Chris Smith. “I’ll take with me, after graduation, the programs from the plays I’ve done to remind me of the fun I had in them,” said Barb Helms. School activities like dances also provided memorable experiences. “I’ll keep my pictures and flowers from dances, favors, and especially group shots because they remind me of my best friends and all the fun we’ve had,” Julianne Chevigny said. Along with the usual souvenirs, like diplomas and letterman jackets, stu- dents also kept unusual reminders of their accomplishments. “I ' ll definitely save an exam from Advanced Place- ment Chemistry on which I did better than the valedictorian!” stated Beth Wrona. As the seniors walked out of the high school for the last time, momentos in hand, they knew they’d remember the special moments that took place throughout high school years. Reminiscing over her drama accomplish- ments, senior Barb Helms looks at an album of plays she has participated in. Barb kept programs and various others souvenirs such as flowers as reminders of her participation. 170 Seniors John Guerra. Raymond Gupta: Tennis 9 12 (Co- capt. 12): NHS 11-12. National Merit Commended Student 12; French Club 9- 10; Crier 11-12 (Copy Editor 12); Speech Team 11-12; Quill and Scroll 11- 12: NFL 1 1-1? Michael Gutierrez. Hilary Ruth Hall: Speech Team 10-12; NFL 10-12; JETS Team 11; NHS 11-12; French Club 9-12 Amanda Simpson Hamil- ton: French Club 9-12; SADD 12; Paragon 11-12 Kristen Hanes: Ensembles 11-12; Paragon 12: Span- ish Club 10; Student Govt. 9-10 Paul Harding. Michael D. Hatmaker: Spanish Club 12: Trivia Club 12; Bowling 9-12; Academic Club 12; Math Club 11- 12 Barbara Helms. Robert Heuer. Susan Marie Hig- gins: CEC 9- 1 2 (Vice Pres 1 1 . Pres 12); Speech and Debate 9.12: NHS 11-12: Ensembles 11-12: Cheer- leadmg 9-12. NFL 9 12. Robin M. Howerton: DECA 11-12 Irene Huang. Thomas Hudec. Scott Hutsenpiller. Vijay Jain: Speech and Debate 10-12: Math Team 9-12: Academic Competition Team 11 -12 (Pres. 12): TriviaTeam 1 1-12 (Pres 12); French Club 9-10.12; French IU Honors 1 1 ; NHS 1 1 - 1 2: Chess Team 9 1 2. Barry L. Janovsky. Emmanuel Javate. George Jen. Thomas D. Jennings. John F. Jimenez: Spanish IU Honors 1 1 ; Spanish Club 10-12 (Sec. 12): Tennis 10-12: NHS 11-12: Speech and De- bate 10-12. Thomas William Johns: Football 9-12; Ensembles 10-12: Debate 10; Musicals 10-12: Drama 11-12 Douglas P. Johnson: Tennis 9-12: Lettermen 12; En- sembles 10-12 Jodie Lynn Johnson: Poms 10-12 (Lieut 11. Capt. 12): Ensembles 10-12 John Chris- topher Jones: Lettermen 1 1-12: Football 10-1 Soc- cer 10-12. Lori Ann Jucknowski: DECA 11-12 Karen Phoebe Jurgenson: Band 9-10: Ensembles 11-12: French Club 9 Stephen S. Karol: Football 9; Tennis 10-12: Spanish Club 9-12: Academic Competition Club 12: Math Club 12; Trivia Club 12. Joseph R. Kicho. Jacqueline Kieft. Helen Kim: NHS 11-12 (Sec . 1 2): Speech and Debate 9.11-12: NFL 9- 12: Track 9 Joshua Alexandre King: Crier 11: Quill and Scroll 11-12: Tennis 9-10; Bowling Club 9-11; National Merit Commended Student 12; Junior Achievement 10 (Pres 10). Terrance Kish: Bowling Club 12: Diving 9-11: Paragon 11-12; Thespian 2 Joseph Knight. Deborah Ann Koepke: DECA 11-12 Toula Kounelis: Basketball 9-12: Paragon 11-12 Kimberly Gail Koziatek: Drill Team 9-11 Joyce M. Kozlowski: Basketball 9; Student Govt. 10; CEC 9 Judith Marie Kozlowski: Junior Achievement (Vice Pres, of Finance 10): Basketball 9 Laura Colleen Krameric: French Club 9; Golf 9-1 1 : Paragon 12: Bas- ketball 9 10 Robert Krusinowski Jeffrey Kwasny. Senior Guerra-Kwasny Marcia LaMantla. Heikki Leppanen: Tennis 12; Soc- cer 12 Karen Lesko. Gary Levy: Chess Club 10-11 (Pres. 10-11); Bowling 9-1 2 (Co-Pres. 12). Tracy Lln- anne. Tina Lively. Neal R. Lorenzl: DECA 11-12: Wrestling 11. Joseph Lovasko. Ricardo Luna. James Magrames. Jonathan Manahan. Ronald Marlow, Michelle Mar- malejo. Frederick B. Marshall: Swimming 9 Scott Masepohl. Randy Mattingly: DECA 12. Renee R. Maxin: FlagCorp 10-11: Wrestling GTO 10; Swim- ming GTO 10; Paragon 11-12. Brendan J. McCor- mack: Basketball 9-12; Lettermen 10-12: Soccer 1 0- 12(Capt 12). Paragon 1 1-12 Laura Joanne McGill: Student Govt 9.11-12; CEC 10(Treas 10). NHS 11- 12: Quill and Scroll 11-12: Paragon 11-12 Amanda McKinney. William Melby. Michael J. Mellon: Football 11 Crier 11-12 (Front page Ed 12) George Melnik: Football 9: Baseball 9 Tennis 10-12: Trivia Club 11-12 (Co-Pres 12): De- bate 9-12: NHS 11-12: Lettermen 1112 Michael Julian Mertz: Football 9-12; Paragon 11-12: CEC 11- 12 Michael Micenko. Cynthia Jill Michel: Poms 9 12: SADD 10-12 (Pres 11. Vice Pres 12): Drama Club 1 1 Charles Mickel. John Mikalian. Dean Miles. Amy Rachell Misczak: Ensemble 1 1-12 Afroditi Mitrakis. Benjamin Morey: Academic Club 12: Baseball9-1 1; Basketball 9- 12. Jean Morgan. Mi- chael J. Moses: Drama Club 9-12 Steven M. Mos- kovsky: Football 9-12: Baseball 9-12; Bowling Club 9.10.12. Steven R. Muller: Track 9: Cross Country 10-11: Baseball 10-12 Jeffrey G. Mussatt: Basketball 9 Swamy Nagubadi: Crier 1 1 Speech and Debate 9- 12: NHS 1 1-12 (Treas 12): Tennis 10-12: Trivia Club 12; French Club 12 (Pres 12) Denise L. Nelson: Swim Team 9-11; (Manager 12). Cathy Nisiewicz. Amelia V. Noel: German Club 9-12 (Pres 11); NHS 11-12: Girl ' s State Girl ' s Nation 11: Band 9-12 (Drum Major 12); GTO 10-12 (Manger 1112) Bryan Novotny. 172 Seniors LaMantia-Novotny “Why are you always procrastinat- ing?” “Use your best judgement.” “Clean up your room!” These common phrases, along with assorted others, went through seniors’ heads during their last year of high school. Along with the usual sayings, some were unique and said for specific purposes. When students went out with thei r friends, they usually received com- ments such as " Be careful” or “Be in early.” But sometimes, seniors re- ceived encouraging comments from their parents to boost their confidence and make them feel more mature. “My mother usually says, ‘Use your own judgement.’ This shows me that she trusts me enough to use my discretion and it makes me feel good about my- self,” said Susan Higgins. As graduation slowly neared, some students became lazy and reluctant to- ward various assignments. “My parents are constantly saying ‘Don’t procrasti- nate!’ It ' s mostly when I wait ' til the last possible moment to do something, causing me to stay up late in order to finish,” said Matt Sobolewski. Stating a similar perspective, Chris Smith added, “What I hear all the time is the phrase, ‘Just because you’ve been accepted to the college of your choice doesn’t mean you can blow off the rest of senior year,’ and that usually gets me going.” But sometimes, an understanding comment came from parents’ mouths. “Whenever my parents and I discuss grades, they say, ‘Try as hard as you can, but don’t beat yourself over the head because you failed. Try to have peace with yourself’ and this helps me,” said Hilary Hall. When graduation finally arrived, many seniors knew that they would be hearing the last of those “nagging par- ental remarks” and a sign of their new independence. But some realized that deep down inside, they would miss the familiar phrases. Before senior Susan Higgins can go out, her mom gives her a comment on driving safely. Par- ents often gave their “helpful” comments before students departed for the evening. Call of duty clashes with students ' opposing views demonstrating It’s 7:25 p.m. A car horn sounds in the driveway. Just before running out the door, a familiar voice says, “Did you clean your room? You ' re not going any- where until you do.’’ Sometimes it seems that just when things are going right, one thing happens to turn every- thing around. The “riddles of life’’ popped up in almost everyone ' s lives. School set the scene for many of these ironies “One time I stayed up studying until 1 a.m. for a test, and the next day it was postponed,” stated Rob Zanda. “My parents always ask me about the class I’m doing the worst in before I can go out,” said Beth Wrona. As school took up a major amount of students’ time, weekends often helped to lighten the load. No matter what, it seemed just when the time came to go out, parents found an impertinent task Not yet " are the key words as Mrs. Terry Pomeroy tells daughter Rachael that she has to clean her room before she can go out with pa- tiently waiting Kathie Pavich. Parents often seemed to find a job that needed to be finished before seniors could make it out the door. that needed to be completed. “My mom always made me do the dishes before I was ready to go out,” said Cas- sie Fortener. Friends and parents always come into play when it’s time to go out, but they’re not always on the same side. “When my friends and I plan on going out we have the problem of who can get a car,” said Bob Heuer. “I always ask my mom, but she always says no. The one time she said yes everyone else could get a car. " For some, the only way to get money to go out was to get a job, but that proved not always to be the easiest task. “I’ve never been in an accident, and the only time I ever come close to getting in one is when I’m running late for work,” explained Darcie Dimitroff. “Then somebody always blows a stop sign or runs a red light so that I have to get out of my car to argue with them which makes me late for work.” From pleading with parents to ex- plaining to bosses, seniors found that trying to cope with the ironic riddles of life was not always easy. 174 Seniors ; Gregory Allen Nowak: Student Govt. 9-11; Football 9-10: German Club 9-10 Allison Nowickl: Drama Club 9-10. Girls ' Basketball 10; Girls ' Softball 9-10: Spanish Club 9 Christopher O’Conner. Michael O’Connor: Band 9-10: Wrestling 11 James O ' Don- nell: Football 9-12; Paragon 12; DECA 1 1: Lettermen 12; Track 1 1-12: Spanish Club 10 Victoria M. Olesh. Penny J. Opatera. Cami Pack: CEC 9: Basketball 9-10: Track 9-11: Cross-Country 11; NHS 11-12 Mark Panozzo: Base- ball 9-12; Football 9-10 Kavita Patel: Speech and Debate 10-11: NFL 10-12; NHS 11-12; Paragon 11- 12 (Asst. Copy Ed. 12); Quill and Scroll 11-12 Lisa Patterson. Jennifer Paulson. Katherine Marie Pa- vich: French Club 9; Choir 11 Charles Pawelko. William Paz. Cynthia Pearson. Eric Peiser. Dawn Pe- ters. John Phillips. Stephen W. Pierce: Baseball 9. Golf 10-12 Michael Pietraszak. Rachel L. Pomeroy: Track 10: Drama Club 10: DECA 11; French Club 9-12 Allison Potts. Brian Preslin: Soccer 9-12: Football 9: Wrestling 9- 11 Michelle Lee Quinn: French Club 9.12: Speech and Debate 9-12; NFL 12: Drama Club 9. Cally Radunzel. Richard W. Ramirez. Jr.: Football 9-11; Wrestling9-1 1 ; Track 10- 1 1 Roque Ramos: Born July 25. 1970 — Died Dec. 27. 1987 Erin Elizabeth Reffkln: Tennis 9 Jennifer C. Rem- mers: GTO 10; Flag Corps 11. Band 9 Suzanne Riebe. Kristen Rittenmeyer. Jeanne Robbins. Kim- berly Jean Robinson. Rea Robinson: German Club 9- 12; Band 9-12; Chess Club 11-12; Speech and De- bate 11-12: Bowling club 11-12; French Club 11; SADD 11. Stefanie Rogan. Theodore Edward Rokita: Soccer 10-12; Student Govt. 11-12 (Stu. Body Pres. 12); Crier 11-12 (Managing Ed. 12); Junior Achievement 10: Sportsman ' s Club 10: Drama Club 11; Speech and Debate 12: Quill and Scroll 11-12; NHS 11-12. Kathy Romar. Mark Roper. Andrea Roy. Karen Rose Russell: GTO 9-12 (Pres 11-12): DECA 11-12 Ca- mille Saklaczynski. Seniors Nawak, Saklaczynski 175 Mark Saks: Football 9; Bowling Club 9: Tennis 10; Crier 11-12. Gregory R. Samels: Golf 9-12. Kristin Marie Sanek: Volleyball 9-10; Softball 9-11; Letter- women 9-11; Paragon 1 1-12 (Advertising Ed.); Staci R. Schatz: Tennis 9.11-12; Ensembles 10-12; Para- gon 11-12 (Business Manager). Dave Schoon. Pat- rick Schreiner. Eric Schwartz: Football 9; Band 9- 12; Musicals 10-12; Track 12; Lettermen 10-12. Gregg Nathaniel Schwartz: Basketball Manager 11- 12; Crier 11-12 (Sports Ed ); Quill and Scroll 11-12; NHS 11-12; Speech and Debate 11-12; Bowling Club 10-12; Spanish Club 10-12: NFL 11-12; Academic Competition Club 12: Junior Achievement 10; SADD 11 Craig Scott: Drama 9-12: Thespian 12: Ensem- bles 10-12. Becky Sellg. Steven J. Sersic: NHS 11- 12; Spanish IIJ Honors 11; Speech and Debate 9-12: Spanish Club 9-10: Trivia Club 1 1 ; Academic Club 11- 12: NFL 9-12 Shefall Shah: Academic Competition Club 12; German Club 9-12; Paragon 12 Rajesh Shetty. Kristen Siebecker: Basketball 9-12; Cross- Country 11; Drama Club 10-12; Thespian 11-12; CEC 10-11 (Pres. 10-11); Student Govt. 12; NHS 11-12; Ensembles 11-12. Tracy Lynn Silverman: Ensembles 10-12; NHS 11- 12; Cheerleading 9: Poms 10-12 (Lieut 11-12). Kemp Simonetto. Brian Siurek. John Skertich. Toby Skov. Christopher Jay Smith: Track 9-12 (Capt 12); CEC 12 (Sec. 12): Band 9-12 (Drum Maior 11-12); French Club 9-12: Lettermen 10-12. Robert Smith. Matthew David Sobolewski: Track 9-12; Lettermen 10-12; Cross Country 9-12 (Capt. 12): NHS 11-12: CEC 10-12 (Tres. 12); Pamela Marie Soderquist: SADD 12 (Senior Class Rep.): Field Trip Club 9-10: German Club 9-12; Academic Competition Club 12; CEC 10 Deborah Somenzi. Phillip Sorak. Amy Spe- jewski. Elizabeth Christine Stover: Poms 10-12 (Capt. 11-12); Spanish Club 10-11: Paragon 11-12 (Managing Ed. 12). Quill and Scroll 11-12; Jeffrey W. Strater: Thespian 9-11: Ensembles 10-11; Musical 9: Speech and Debate 9-12; Hugh O ' Brian Outstanding Sophomore 10; SADD 11-12 (Vice Pres. 11-12); Dra- ma 9-12: Principal’s Award For Excellence 10; AFS 9, (Sec. 9): German Club 11-12. Heather Swan. William Swart. Stacy Ann Szany: Spanish Club 10-11: GTO 9-11. Emiko Taschiro. An- gel C. Thompson: DECA 12 Arthur Thompson. Lisa A. Tllka: Ensembles 11-12; Homecoming Queen 12. Paul Tillema. Jim Torreano. Diane Stephanie Trgo- vlch: Swimming 9-10; Track 9-12; Basketball 9-10. NHS 11-12; Cross Country 11; Letterwomen 10-12; SCUBA 11-12 (Pres. 12) Jennifer M. Uzubell: GTO 10; Flag Corps 10-11; DECA 11-12 Jennifer Vander- hoek. Eric Vanes. Christine Vegetable: DECA 11. — 176 Seniors Saks-Vegetable ; From waiting hours to days, seniors went to extremes to see their favorite popular group Tf “Tickets for your favorite acts at Ro- semont Horizon are now on sale at ev- ery Ticketron outlet and at the Rose- mont Horizon box office.” Students reacted to this popular radio announce- ment in many ways, but most of them had a single goal in mind: attaining the best seats possible to see a favorite group perform live. Seniors tried to avoid the hassles of waiting in line, thinking that calling for tickets would be easier. “When I want- ed to buy INXS tickets and could not go to a box office, I decided to call for tick- ets,” said Brian Suirek. “I was on the phone for about five minutes and on the third try, I was finally able to get through and received sixth row balcony seats.” Although it may seem easier to call Ticketron to buy the tickets, a lot of students felt that waiting in lines for hours or even days allowed them to ac- quire better seats. “I once stood in line from 2 a.m. to 10 a.m. to receive the David Bowie tickets that I wanted,” Said Eunice Cardenas. What causes students to wait in line for such long lengths of time? “David Bowie hadn’t been in concert for a long time, and it will be even longer until he comes back, so I had to see him, " said Eunice. While waiting in line for extended hours, many experiences can occur. “While waiting in line, we became friends with the surrounding people. As we talked to each other, we played football to help pass the time. It was like one big party,” recalled Paul Harding. After staying up all night anxiously waiting for tickets, students were sometimes rewarded with the best seats possible. " When the lady at the box office told me that I had front row seats from the lottery pool for U2, I started yelling and jumping up and down and going crazy, although I was still in the store with everyone,” said Scott Wojtowich. Other students who waited in line all night for tickets were not so lucky. “When U2 came to town, I waited in line for approximately four hours,” stated Diane Adich. “Because I was the sec- ond in line, I thought I would get great seats. Boy was I wrong. I received 42nd row.” When the disc jockey announced ticket sales for the next popular group coming to town, seniors took to the lines once again hoping to find great seats. “With or Without You,” Bob Heuer and Chrissy Vegetable wait in line for U2 tickets. Friends found waiting in line for concert tickets together made the time go faster. Happy to move on, yet sad to leave, bittersweet feeling plague seniors who find themselves “High School is the best time of your life.” While seniors might have won- dered whether this familiar saying was true or not, they knew some aspects of high school years would be missed and others would be gladly left behind. Familiar faces that gave students a sense of security would be missed the most. " I’ll miss knowing everyone ' s name because at college there are so many people that I won’t even know,” said Diane Adich. “I’ll miss seeing my friends every day and going out with them on the week- end, " Jerry Cabrera added. Although students knew they would be sad to leave their friends, they found that college would be a gateway to meeting new people. " I know I’ll miss all of my friends, but it will be nice to see some new faces,” Charlisa Williams stated. Some seniors thought they ' d miss the weekend activities high school pro- vided for them. " I’ll miss the parties I went to because I knew everyone there, but at college parties there will be many people I won’t know,” stated George Connor. However, some parts of high school students would enjoy leaving behind. " I definitely won’t miss the routine of get- ting up at 6 a.m. each morning and go- ing to the same classes for seven hours every day,” Diane said. Other students, also, felt as if they’d fallen in a rut. “The best thing about being a senior is knowing that next year I won’t be following the same routine. The worst part is waiting for college,” said Debbie Glass. For some, high school might have been “the best time of their life,” but most looked forward to the future. Getting the scoop on the weekend activities, seniors Jerry Cabrerra, Diane Adich, Toni Garza and Debbie Glass stop to take a break in the com- mons. Although college would bring them many new friendships, seniors would miss not being able to get together with their old friends. I Kimberly Vickers: Poms 11-12 Michael Vlasich: DECA 11-12. Theodore Vrehas. Jennifer Elizabeth Vrllk: Ensembles 11-12, French Club 9-12. SADD 1. Douglas Keith Walker: Cross Country 9-11 (Capt. 1 1). Basketball 9-12. Track 9-12(Capt. 1 1-12). Foot- ball 12, Letterman 9-12. Kristen Ann Walsh: Basket- ball 9-10. Softball 9-12: Cross Country 1 1 . Diving 12. Karl Wein. John Whited. Larry Wiley, Charlisa Williams: Junior Achievement 10. SADD 10-12. Bowling Club 1 1, Dra- ma Club 12. Donald Shawn Williams: Speech and Debate 9-10. Junior Achievement 10. Band 9-12, Drama Club 9-12. Thespian 12, SADD 10-12 (Chair- man 11, Treas. 12), German Club 10-12, Capt Mus- tang 10-12. Scuba 10-11, Principal ' s Award 11, Sci- ence Olympiad 10 Greg Witecha: Orchestra 9-12. Speech and Debate 9-12, Bowling Club 12. Scott Wojtowich: Swimming 9-1 2 (Co-Capt. 12) Monica A. Wolak. Beth Wrona. Linda Marie Wulf: Spanish Club 9-10. DECA 11. Track 9-12, Letterwoman 9-12. Paragon 11-12 Rob Zando: Orchestra 10-12, Choir Accompa- niment 10-12 Brian Zemaltis. Christine Sandra Zu- dock: CEC 9-11. SADD 10. Student Govt. 12. Junior Achievement 10. Spanish Club 10-11. NHS 11-12. While seniors Sue Anaszewicz, Tricia Camino, Lynn DeChantal, and Debbie Koepke sit down to enjoy some late-night fun and satisfy their appetites, they catch up on the latest gossip. A cozy evening at home would be a fond memory students could relive upon returning from college vacations. Seniors Vickers-Zudock 179 People Magazine PcUHtuta the town (led Dropping a line proves you can send the very best “Did the mail come?” “No, not yet.” “I’m expecting a letter from John.” “Why don’t you just call him? " “Have you seen my phone bill?” Writing letters provided students a chance to communicate with long distance friends or family. " I like to write letters because it is the easiest and most personal way to communi- cate with faraway friends,” Bob Mol- nar said. To avoid the high cost of using the phone, some students turned to let- ter writing. “Since my boyfriend lives 150 miles away we write all the time. If we didn ' t, my phone bills would be outrageously expensive!” Renee Meyers said. Not only did students enjoy writing letters, but receiving them as well. “I love receiving letters because it lets me know someone cares enough to write me and find out what ' s going on in my life,” Angie Pavicevich ex- plained. Whether it be writing or receiving letters many students found that written communication helped them keep in touch inexpensively. As junior Kristen Walter opens her mailbox, she finds a postcard from one of her friends in Mexico. Students often found that receiving and writing letters gave them a sense of im- portance. While attempting to finish her Spanish home- work, junior Stephanie Kotsis reads her as- signment to friends over the phone. Three- way calling enabled three students to speak simultaneously rather than two. Table of contents Mail Call Juniors Making an Appearance Sophomores Sitting on the Job Freshmen 180 Painting the town red Brooklyne Adams Raveen Advani Marybeth Agness Louise Andreani Mark Anthony Todd Apato Joe Arent Julio Arevalo Dave Arlen Jen Atwood Cindy Auburn Lisa Baciu Jen Baker Sonali Balajee Rob Ballenger Ed Baton Jeff Banas Kevin Baradziej Michael Battista Rob Becchino Susie Beckman Chris Behling Dave Beriger Lynn Bennett Pete Beratis Paul Berbecco Jen Beres Jeanine Berkowicz Jenny Bertagnolli Anne Bibler Vincent Biedron Bronwyn Billings Gina Blaine Brent Bodefeld Helena Brasovan Don Bremer Jim Brous Debbie Buono Larry Cabrera Beth Call Noel Camire Al Cantu Ilona Carlos Victor Carlos Christina Carrara Jeremy Cashman Chris Casper Steve Cerajewski Grace Cha Gene Chang Lisa Chen Jenna Chevigny Anthy Chioros Joe Cipich Dan Cohen Margo Cohen Nick Colakovic Kraig Comstock Jeff Crist Angela Crowel Paul Czapkowicz Karyn Dahlsten Brian Darnell Brian Dauksza Juniors Adams — Dauksa 181 — Quick cuisine Addicts find needed fix in gum, candy bars weet tooth Budding chefs do it on Addicted. The dictionary defines the word as a compulsive use of some thing habitually or obsessively, like drugs. But to some students their addiction didn’t prove to be as deadly — fattening, but not deadly. Sweets became their addiction. “I cannot go through a day without at least three to four pieces of gum,” junior Nikki Gardberg explained. “I go through withdrawal and have to chew on something, or I start biting my nails!” Chocolate sweets proved to be a popular treat as students used them as a mid-day pick-up. “Eating at least one candy bar a day gives me a lift and helps me get through the day,” junior Nikki Markovich said. Sweets could provide that burst of needed energy. “After a long and strenuous swim practice, I need in- stant energy, so I grab something with a lot of sugar in it,” added junior Jeff Crist. School candy sales helped ease the pain of not eating any breakfast and having two more hours until lunch. “I usually buy candy if I’m hungry because I didn’t have time to eat any breakfast,” freshman Beth Sohrbeck explained. “Also, eating candy helps to entertain me during a long, boring class.” Whether out of necessity, hunger, or just plain pleasure, some students found their “sweet tooth” had be- come an addiction. Craving peanut butter ’n pickles or eggs ’n ketchup, students create Tempting treats Hungry? How does a big, juicy, grilled peanut butter, bacon and pickle sandwich sound? Excellent? Rather repulsive? What might be a heavenly delight to one person can totally repulse an- other. “One of my favorite sand- wiches is applesauce and cheese on toast,” junior Katie Fleming said. " I know it sounds really gross to a lot of people, bit it really tastes good!” “When I go home from school and I’m really hungry, I make myself a peanut butter and cheese sand- wich,” junior Christy Szala said. “It really fills me up, and it’s very nutri- tious too.” “My absolute favorite sandwich is peanut butter and brown sugar be- cause the two ingredients compli- ment each other,” junior Darlene Kender explained. One common craving that stu- dents shared was to add ketchup to various types of food. “When I’m home alone and I have to fix myself something to eat,” junior Jim Karr said, " I make myself bologna, cheese and ketchup sandwiches. It really tastes like a hot dog.” “I a lways eat my eggs with ket- chup because without the ketchup the eggs taste so plain and rubbery,” said junior Anjali Gupta. “The ket- chup adds a lot to the eggs. You ' d be surprised.” Sharing similar tastes with Anjali, junior Beth Call said, “I always mix my hash browns, eggs, and sausage together; and then I pour ketchup all over it.” Whether it was peanut butter and cheese sandwiches or eggs and ket- chup, students satisfied their own home homemade recipes. their own Glancing at the micro- wave, the clock read 6:00. No delicious smell wafted in from the kitchen. The problem: no one cooked dinner. The solution: find something to make on your own. Whether it was putting together a simple sand- wich or cooking a gourmet meal, some students con- sidered cooking for them- selves a tedious task. “When I have to make din- ner for myself, I usually make something rather easy,” said junior, Robin Drzewicki. “I usually just put a frozen pizza in the oven for myself.” Others thought that putting a lot of time cook- ing dinner was the right way to go. “When my par- ents go out and it is time for dinner, I ' ll usually fix my favorite meal, spa- ghetti,” said junior Jenni- fer Obenchain. However, the meal stu- dents fixed did not always prove to be the most nu- tritious. “Usually when I get hungry and have to make something for din- ner, I just usually eat pota- to chips and other junk food,” said Vicki Terran- ova. " I eat junk food be- cause it doesn’t take a lot of time and it tastes good.” Whether preparing a one-minute meal or an hour long gourmet de- light, students realized they had to do some things for themselves. 182 Juniors Davidson — arr Jack Davidson Allison Dedelow Owen Deignan Alan Dillard Jeff Dolatowski Jason Dragos Lisa Dragos Heike Drake Robin Drzwiecki Tom Ellison Tim Engle Donnell Etienne Beth Ewing Tony Falaschetti Lisa Fehring Jeff Feltzer Rhonda Ferguson Heather Fesko Katie Fleming Jason Foltz Chris Foreit Victor Fortin Karla Franciskovich Aaron Franko Amy Frankovlch Amy Fraser Ryan Gailmard Kathy Gambetta Salvador Gamboa Nikki Gardberg Ray Garzinski Marcela Gavrila Yvonne Gavrilos Jason Gedmin Arthur Giannini Kelly Gibbs Amy Gifford Donna Gladish Ann Glavin Brad Glendening Susan Glennon Mark Gonzales Rebecca Gonzales John Goodrich Eric Gossler Nancy Gozdecki Kelli Gregory Monica Gregory Michael Guerra Greg Guidotti Anjali Gupta Jen Gust Andrew Guzior Eileen Han Dina Hanes Chris Harding Beth Hayden Sarelle Herakovich Kim Hesek Steve Hess Anna Hinich Tara Hodson Tammy Hollis Dan Holloway Eric Hoogeveen Dawn Houghton James Huang Kathy Hughes Amy Hulett Ken Hulsey Danielle Hybiak Cindy Jacobsen Jen Janusonis Ron Javate Jackie Johnson John Joseph Chris Jostes Traci Kegebein Rob Kain Ellyce Kaluf Jim Karr Juniors Davidson — Karr 183 — Truth or Consequences Missed curfews forced students to face Jjeath, doom, destruction Facing the consequences became a neces- sary task as students challenged their parents by coming in late. Students shared their meanings of the word “late.” “Late for me usually means an hour or two. That’s when my parents really steam up,” stated junior Jamey Volk. However, for some “late " meant just a few minutes. “If I come in more than 10 minutes past curfew, my dad has a spaz! " expressed junior Alan Dillard. For many punishment varied from parent to parent when they broke their curfews. “My parents are lenient; they just tell me not to do it again,” Jamey explained. Others found that depriving their child was the best way to handle it. “Taking the tele- phone away is my moms favorite way to tor- ture me!” junior Lisa Fehring said. Still other parents found even harsher ways of dealing with their kids. “One time I was two hours late and my mom made me paint the entire fence!” junior Brian Darnell said. From strict to lenient, consequences varied as parents searched for ways to get their chil- dren to beat the clock. Coming in late, juniors use their best excuses to get off by Skin of their teeth “Oh my God, “Jeanie ex- claimed, “What time is it? " “It’s quarter after mid- night.” Joanie replied. “What time do you have to be home?” “Midnight!” Jeanie said. " Oh no, my parents are go- ing to kill me! What should I tell them ... ?” Students often contem- plated this question as they abused their curfew hours and knew their parents would be waiting up for them. Thinking of excuses be- came somewhat like a pro- fession to many students. “Once I told my mom that I came in late because my friend ' s car ran out of gas on the way home and we had to push it to the near- est gas station,” laughed ju- nior Lisa Dragos. “but my mom didn ' t believe me, so I ended up having to stay home the next night.” On some occasions, how- ever, excuses actually worked. “One time I just told my mom I fell asleep watching a movie at a friend’s house, but actually I was at a party,” said junior Dejan Kralj. “And she be- lieved me!” As she slowly crept up to the door, Jeanie had the perfect excuse ready for her parents. However, as she sneaked in the house she realized they were sound asleep, she tucked the excuse back in her mind to be tried on the next needy occasion. Ready to suffer the consequences for coming home late, junior Brian Darnell checks his watch to see just how late he is. Brian knew that his parents would find some way of dealing with him. 184 Juniors Karulski — Pfister Karen Karulski Bryan Kasper Bob Kemp Darlene Kender Rhonda Keown James Kicho Chuck Kilgore Sharon Kim Vesna Kirincic Mary Kate Kish John Kalich Melissa Klee Jim Koch Steve Konkoly Mike Konyu John Kortenhoven Stefanie Kotsis Trade Kozak Joseph Krajnik Dejan Kralj Lisa Kraynik Adam Krieger Kim Kumiega Karen Kunkel Greg Kutkowski Sinae Kwak George Lamaster Euginia Lecas Christina Liakopoulos John Lichtle Kelly Livingston Dan Loprich Tom Luksich Nikki Macik Deborah Maka Andy Maniotes Sophia Marions Nikki Markovich Jim Mattson Scott Maynard Kathy McCain Ann Marie McCarthy Stephanie McNary Kathleen McTaggart Robert Merrick Renee Meyers Amy Miedema Cynthia Mikolajczyk Phil Milne Paul Miranda Omar Mohiuddin Bob Molnar Renay Montalbano David Moore Jill Moore Dave Morfas Mike Moskovitz Erica Mowitz Trina Murphy Je f Mybeck Kevin Mybeck Rich Myer Kurt Nafziger Robin Nagy Gina Nicosia Jennifer Nicholas John Novak Kevin Nowaczyk Jen Obenchain Bryan Oberc Mike Obuch Debbe Oi Yuko Oikawa Melissa Olmos Ray Olmos Scott Orr Richard Osgerby John Osterman Ted Panos Eric Pardell Kostas Parianos Eric Parker Ravi Patil Angie Pavicevich Sharon Pavol Debbie Payne Doug Payne Charmain Pestikas Nina Peterson Patty Pfister Juniors Karulski — Pfister 185 Literally Speaking Loads of library research leaves juniors telling Tales of Terror Dreadful thoughts of library books and papers filled juniors ' minds as second semester rolled around. Soon their English teachers would present them with the assignment that they’d heard so much about: the term paper. Although they didn ' t look forward to it, juniors found logical reasons for writing a research paper. We’ll have to write papers like this in college and the experience now will lead to bet- ter grades then,” stated Amy Rog- ers. Some juniors saw how the paper benefitted the teachers. " The re- search paper is important because the teacher learns about the stu- dents since the student must com- pile all their work into one composi- tion,” stated Brenda Van Orman. However, other students couldn’t see a bright side to the term paper. “I hate not being able to take the paper home because I’m so pressed for time,” stated Jim Karr. Even though many would have liked to skip the tiresome assign- ment, some realized, after the books and papers vanished, that the knowl- edge they had gained was worth the pain. Searching intently for some new information concerning her term paper, junior Lisa Chen concentrates on a book. Juniors found that the stacks of books and articles the paper brought them was something they would glad- ly do without. Brownies leave bad tastes in some mouths While students stared vacantly at the teacher when asked to answer a question, Barry Brownose always had an eager re- sponse. His classmates felt that he was excessive- ly pushy, while Barry felt he was being undoubtedly polite. Students had different connotations for the word “brown-nosing.” “I get along with a lot of my teachers and it doesn’t bother me when people called me a brown- noser,” Dejan Kralj ex- plained. “A lot of students just kiss up to a teacher to insure a grade, and to me, they are the true brown nosers.” Some students were bothered by " brownies” because of persistent nag- ging. “I don’t mind some brown-nosing occasional- ly, but it bothers me when it becomes overly annoy- ing, " Susie Beckman ex- plained. Teachers had mixed re- actions to “brownies.” “I don’t mind if a student is being considerate or flat- tering, but if a student thinks they’ll receive extra points, they are thinking incorrectly,” Miss Kathy Dartt, English teacher, ex- plained. Whether trying to pull the wool over the teach- er’s eyes, or just trying to be attentive, “brownies” just wanted to be the ap- ple of their teacher’s eyes. Cara Phelan Paulette Pokrifcak Pam Pool April Potter Tony Powell Roberta Proctor Christy Radosevich Barbara Rajkowtki Joseph Ramos Julie Reach John Reed April Revercomb Dana Richardson Amy Rogers Emily Rosales Natalie Ross Scott Rubin Jennifer Rudloff Nicole Rusnak Jason Ryband Vincent Santucci Tracy Schiller Leslie Schoon Emilie Seehausen Brendan Sheehy Bill Sideris Laura Skertich Julie Slater Stacy Slathar Tiffanie Slathar Jason Solan Leif Sorensen Mitch Sparber Sandy Spenos Andy Spoljaric Shelley Springer Renae Spudville Janie Strudas Amy Stugis Mark Sw indle Christy Szala Kim Szala Tori Szurgot Mary Tabion Alan Tankel Kim Terandy Vicki Terranova Dan Titak Tonya Tomski Gina Torreano Mary Toslou Timothy Trask Debbie Trgovich Mike Trill Pat Vale Brenda Van Orman Carl Van Senus Rod Vanator Rich Vendl Richard Viviano Archana Vohra Jamey Volk Jim Wachel Kristen Walter Steven Webber Sean Welsh William White Scott Whiting Carlene Whitlow Jennifer Wilhelm Charlie Wilke Karen Williams Dan Wiseman Gina Wlazik Jim Wosniak Martha Yannakopoulos John Yukich Alan Zabrecky Bill Zeman Robin Zlpko Ben Zygmunt Juniors Phelan — Zygmunt 187 Dana Adich Missy Alonzo Margery Anderson Brian Andershak Mary Beth Arent Deborah Bachan Greg Baker Deanna Bale Mike Ballov Tristanna Barlow David Bartok Elizabeth Baleson Rogar Beckman Tom Bendis William Bennett Richard Bernat Hope Biggerstaff Ellen Blackmun Kathy Blair Erica Boehm Joseph Bognar Robert Bogumil Chris Barber Jeremy Brenman Laura Brietzke Ann Brom Larissa Brown Chris Bryant Laura Bukata Natasha Bukovovic Stephanie Butner Jason Buyer Marty Camire Jennifer Carlson Jay Carnagey Tammy Checroun James Chen Tom Chen Robert Cipich Brent Clark Amy Claustre Cindy Cole Pat Cook Laura Cooper Tracy Creviston Cindy Crist Kandi Crist Kelly Cronin Amy Darrington Leslie Darrow Vicki Davis Mark Deal Lisa DeCola Becky Deren Jeff Deutch Christine Diezi Ryan Dolatwoski Don Dombrowski Denise Dominick Robert Dragomer Nick Dragos Kim Dulany Adam Dumaresq Laura Dunn Rod Durta Eric East Paul Elwood Barb Etter Diana Fabion Polly Falascheti Mark Farinas James Feeney 188 Sophomores Adich — Feeney Out of Control Sixth sense keeps students on their toes Instinct became the key word in many students ' lives as their “sixth sense,’’ known as intu- ition, gave them strong notions of what was to come. Hunches about good and bad grades or who was going to be called on next were familiar parts of this feeling. Sophomores exper- ienced intuition as they graduated from the status of " little” freshman man. “I knew I’d be treated dif- ferently because I was older,” said sophomore Dana Adich. " Not only did I receive more respect from students, but at home I have more privi- leges as well.” Intuition, students found, could be used to keep them on their toes. " Sometimes when I’m in a class that I have not done my homework in, I know the teacher will call on me and she does,” said Bill Gibbs. Will the team win the big game? Will Claude and Clara ever break up? From day to day students found intuition answered many questions similiar to these and the “sixth sense” was found to be useful in solving life ' s many trials and tribula- tions. From releasing tension to having a good time, everyone needs oads of laughter Laughing is a human necessity. It lets loose bottled-up emotions and allows students to share a good time. It is also a reminder of fond memories. Some funny situations can let loose a load of laughter. “When I observe someone trip and fall with their books flying all over the place, it makes me laugh,” said Amy Claustre. Embarrassing situations also set forth a giggle or two. “I always laugh during an em- barrassing moment; for example, the time I opened the fire extinguisher door instead of my locker,” said Laura Bukata. Even someone’s laugh can become a good time. This especially happened when some- one had a peculiar laugh. “When I think laughter is really funny, it will make me laugh really hard, " stated Amy. Whether a giggle, chuckle, or good snort, laughter let the good times roll. Cracking up about an incident that occurred over the weekend, Deena Franko, Amy Orr and Kathy Blair take time in between passing periods to share a good laugh. Laughing allowed students to let off steam during the hectic routine of their day. Turning red as the center of attention, students suffered through life’s most Embarrassing Moments Life’s most embarrassing moments; ev- eryone’s had them, but some let it show more than others. Embarrassment and blushing went hand in hand; however, often the original embarrassing moment was not most humiliating, but rather the blushing. Blushing in many ways brought about a second wind of embarrassment. " Just when the joke that ' s on me is over — my turning beet red brings about more jokes and teas- ing,” stated sophomore Jo Galvin. What can be done to avoid such embar- rassment? " There’s really no way to avoid it (blushing), only sometimes it ' s less notice- able, " said sophomore Deena Franko, “For example, if you’re at a party and the lights are dimmed or you’re outside. But the best is in the summer when you have the slightest sunburn.” Blushing proved to have only one advan- tage: " victim” becomes the center of atten- tion. " It ' s not that big of a deal to be the butt of a joke as long as you can laugh it off, or better yet, retaliate with a good comeback,” added sophomore Pat Forburger. Although blushing could often become a discouraging and annoying disease, its ef- fects were not deadly. The cure: plenty of laughter and a strong sense of pride. 189 Sophomores Adich — Feeney Andrea Fefferman Donald Fesko Liaa Fiegle Leanne Fleck Keri Flickenger Pat Forburger Deena Franko Melissa Frigo John Fro»t Jo Galvin Saul Garza Dan George Kevin Gerdt Jennifer Gershman Jeff Gerson Timothy Ghrist Scott Giba Bill Gibbs Michelle Gill Tim Gill Clay Gillam Nicole Gleason Allison Glendening Linette Glendening Rob Golden Sheryl Goldyn Rory Gont Julie Gordon Rob Grady Marnie Gray Brian Grskovich Jason Guadagno Juanita Gualandi Mike Hadidian Kevin Hanusin Chris Harrington Eric Hatfield Karen Hauer Morgan Hawkins Jason Heidy Irina Hentea Beth Hernandez Kim Hinds Milena Hinich Victor Ho Mary Hoekema Brian Holland Eric Holtan John Hoogewerf Julie Huard Karl Huber Mark Hughes Rob Hurley Laurie Jabaay Liu Jabaay Kirk Jarrett Mike Jen Kevin Jerlch Brad Johnson Jennifer Johnson Jennifer Jones Steve Jones Jeff Justak Michelle Kaye Sas Kecman Larry Keilman Richelle Keilman Mike Kennedy Andy Kieltyka John Kim Paul Kim Mat Kis John Kish Chris Kiszenia Brenda Kloeckner Jim Knight Greg Kocal Yvette Kolb Mike Kolloway Sarah Kosenka - Jean Kowalski 190 Sophomores Fefferman — Kowalski On the move Students’ journey uncovers new life They may not live in a metropolitan area like Mi- ami, San Francisco, or Denver, but local ex- change students found that a smaller town still had as much to offer as a larger one. Exchange students’ in- terests in the United States proved to be a fa c- tor when they decided to live here part-time. “I hope to deepen my study of the English language, understand the people and see the country,” said senior Heikki Leppanen from Finland. Finding things to do did not present problems to exchange students. “One of the best concerts I ' ve ever seen was U2 at the Rosemont Horizon,” said senior Ann Sofi Helin of Finland. “But most of all, I would like to see Martina Navratilova play tennis in a tournament.” Exchange students ad- justed fairly easily to dif- ferences in the cultures of the United States and their home country. For instance, they took a lik- ing to the new food. “I like the pizza and Mexican food, like tacos,” said Ann Sofi, " but I still like the piz- za in Finland better be- cause it’s not so greasy! As could have been ex- pected, though, adjusting was difficult at first. “I miss my family and friends, but also my favor- ite Danish bread,” said ju- nior Nina Peterson of Den- mark. By taking a closer look, exchange students made it clear that even a small town provided them with a change of pace. Minor revisions to new rooms, students’ redecorating breaks edroom boredom Tired of looking at the same four walls everyday, some students de- cided to change their rooms. Howev- er, each person’s idea of “change " varied as some rearranged furniture or redecorated, while others moved to a completely different room. “At least once a year, I change my room around. It gives me a sense of ' newness ' and provides an outlet from the ordinary,” said Vicki Vrabel. Those who moved to a new room may have taken over one vacated by a college-bound brother or sister, or made use of a spare room in their house. “I moved my bedroom to the basement and have found that there is not only more room but there is also more privacy,” said Bob Morris. “After sharing a room with my sis- ter for over ten years, moving to the bedroom that my brother vacated when he went to college has given me more time to myself. I ’live’ in my room now,” said Dana Adich. Paint cans to wallpaper, switching furniture to switching rooms, some students took it upon themselves to break the bedroom boredom of star- ing at the same four walls of their “favorite hide-away haven.” Hauling room decorations up the stairs, soph- omore Erica Boehm prepares to settle into her new bedroom. Despite all the hassles in- volved, students often switched rooms for a change of scenery. Traci Koziatek Aeri Kwak Brian Ladwig Michael Lalich Eric Lander Michael Langer Ian Lasics Becky Levin Jennifer Lewis Christy Lomey Patty Luna Susan Mackanos Eric Mann Dawn Manns Pat Mason Traci Mastey Jim Matthews Lisa Maxin Jamie Mazur Lisa Medensky Teresa Medensky Vinita Mehta Jon Michaels Harry Mihailidis Ken Mikrut Mike Miller Robynn Miller Marc Millies Sara Mintz Biran Mohr Tom Morey Jeremy Moritz Bob Morris Sharon Murphy Dave Mussatt Debra Nelson Helene Nelson Melissa Nicholas David Nowak Becca Ochstein Shiva Ojagh Michael Orosco Aimee Orr Katherine Orth Lisa Page Chirag Patel Paul Paresh Laura Pavlovich Mike Petrovich Rob Petrovich Mark Pfister Tracy Pierce Heather Piniak Eric Pinlie Amber Piskula Laura Poplawski Theodre Porter Keith Potter Douglas Poulston Kurt Pramuk Edward Pudlo Julianne Purnick Kenneth Regeski Thomas Renwald Rebecca Ribble Eric Roseen Christy Rossa Adam Rothchild Alison Rothchild Dana Rothchild DeAnna Ryband Deborah Rybicki Margo Sabina Michele Safko Mike Saska Sunila Samuel Jason Schaum Daniel Scheffel Sean Scheffer Tina Schmidt Louis Schuster 192 Sophomores Koziatek — Schuster — Making an Appearance Students face hassles, helps with visual aids “Hey Mike, what does that say up there on the board?” asked John. “What’s the matter- — can’t you see?” retort- ed Mike. Students with eye- glasses or contact lenses often found themselves in this type of predicament. Many had their own views as to why these visual aids were items they could do without. For some students, glasses caused embar- rassment. “I usually try to wear my glasses in school only when I absolutely have to,” said sophomore Sharon Murphy. " If I don’t need to, though, I won’t, because I am uncomfort- able about the way I look in them.” In several instances, students’ glasses or con- tacts frequently became an extra hassle. " My con- tacts always itch and hurt during school,” stated ju- nior Bill Zeman. “They are a real pain because I have to take them out every night and clean them.” Although glasses may have been bothersome, the extra effort was a worthwhile one. “My glasses help me a lot with copying lectures off the board, " said Sharon. " Even though I’m uncom- fortable when I wear them, I still do it because I know they help me.” Whether considered embarrassing or uncom- fortable, students found the little bit of suffering that came with glasses or contacts was just one of the things they would have to live with. Low ceilings, unattainable lockers leave no winners in the battle of vs. short As the day began, 4 foot 10 inch Mandy Munchkin went to her locker to get her English, Algebra and Health and Safety books, which she could not reach. Down the hall, 6 foot 7 inch Timmy Tall discovered he had to bend under the doorway to avoid hitting his head. Each day these dilemmas were faced by both the tall and short. Most have believed that short peo- ple have had their lives filled with dis- advantages like not being able to reach the top locker. But, big advan- tages came in small packages. " Be- cause of my shorter height, I don’t have the dilemmas of wearing high- heeled shoes and being taller than my date at a dance,” Amy Warda, sophomore, said. On the other hand, being tall had its advantages, such as not needing the aid of others to reach something. " Because I’m tall, I don’t need help to do simple things like obtaining items from high places,” Ted Porter, sophomore, said. Whatever the dilemma, these tall " tree” people and short " munch- kin” people battled the disadvan- tages and made the best of their height. Whether trying to look older or seeking mature friends, sophs believe it Better to look older Sometimes the word underclass- men is synonymous with youth, but for some, trying to look older eased feelings of immaturity. Younger students often chose to look older in order to get along better with upperclassmen. “I want to look older because I like older women and if I look young, then they will lose interest in me,” Rob Grady said. Looking older can also be reward- ed when trying to fool others. " Since I look older, I can get into places that I would not be able to if I looked my actual age,” added Jeremy Moritz. Whether it be deceiving others or getting along better with upperclass- men, students found that looking and acting older was better than looking their real age. Fearing a burn, sophomore Keri Shapiro gri- maces as sophomore Amy Warda curls her hair to get ready for the Munster-Whiting bas- ketball game. Applying more make-up and dressing up were some of the tricks that soph- omores used to “age " their looks. 193 ttt, Sophomores Koziatek — Schuster Jason Scott Walter Sebastian Toni Sellis Steve Semchuck Karl Shapiro Bill Sheets Heidi Silgalis Rebecca Sims John Sipple Brandon Siurek Robin Skov Mark Smith Curt Sobolewski Susan Soderquist Mia Song Scott Spalding Jennifer Spangler Mike Sparling Dave Speranza Kim Springer Kim Starzak Terry Steenson Mike Stevens Becky Stodola Laura Stover Eric Swardson Nicole Szafranski Janie Szakacs Napoleon Tabion Lennart Tan Gretchen Taylor Eric Tester John Theis Amy Tobias Caroline Toth Sheri Tracy Bob Tweedle Mike Ulinski Joe Uzubell Stacy Vanderwoude Mike Vanes Kathy Vaughn Marc Velasquez Doug Vis The Vo Vicki Vrabel Merrilyn Vranesevich Kara Wachel Kevin Walsh William Walsh Julie Walther Michelle Wambsganss Philip Wang Amy Warda Jeanne Webber Deanna Westerfield Kirk Weisner Jason Williams Laura Williams Clark Wilson Kelly Wilson Vanessa Wiseman Chris Wittkamp Peter Wolf Andrea Yerkovich Matt Young Henry Yu Erica Zacny William Zager Robert Zawada Mark Zucker 194 Sophomores Scott — Zucker Rave reviews From Anthrax to New Order, students jam to varied tastes Jamming to his walk- man, Jim chose to tune into his U2 tape and tune out to Miss Jones’ lecture. Music gave students a chance to relax or to get ready to jam. Favorite groups tended to range all the way from heavy metal to punk mu- sic. " I like Bon Jovi be- cause their songs are good, not to mention the fact that Jon Bon Jovi is good looking,” said Cindy Cole. Some students tended to listen to the fast beat of new wave. “When I listen to my favorite groups, I tend to listen to new wave, like New Order or REM. " stated Mia Song. “I like those groups because their songs are relaxing. " Not all music agreed with all people. “I usually like all kinds of music, but the one kind I don ' t like is Judas Priest and Anthrax. All those groups do is just yell and scream,” said Keri Flickegner. Whether it was jamming to the head-banging of heavy metal or the fast upbeat of new wave musi- cal tastes varied from per- son to person. Students leave school behind, as they set their weekend sights on oming attractions Fridays represented a much-needed break from the monotonous school routine. Look- ing for something to do, students scanned newspapers for theater listings as movies proved to be a popular weekend choice. With many movies available, students flocked to see the latest flick. " Because there ' s usually nothing to do on weekends, movies provide entertainment and a break from school,” sophomore Eric East stated. On the other hand, students discovered renting a movie and watching it at home was more appealing than the average $5-6 ticket. “Spending a couple of bucks on a movie rent- al is much more reasonable than $6 on a movie ticket. Also you have the privacy and comfort of your home,” Jeremy Brenman, sophomore, said. As the last bell rang on Friday, deep sighs of relief were heaved with students rushing to leave school. Whether renting a movie or going out to see one, students agreed they deserved this night to kick back and have fun. Favorite sit corns, dramas and series provide needed relaxing break for Couch potatoes Day in, day out, after school, or on week- ends, television played a major part in sopho- mores’ lives. Along with the new year came new televi- sion shows. “I thought one of the best new television shows was ‘My Two Dads’ because it was funny and out of the ordinary, Sherry Tracy said. I like ‘Married with Children ' because it’s hilarious and they always cut each other down,” exclaimed Lisa Maxin. However, compared to last year, the new TV shows didn’t seem as exciting to some. “This year ' s season doesn’t deal with as much family life. There are more programs now where families are split up instead of together. I don’t like this because it doesn’t promote togetherness,” explained Amy Claustre. But no matter what the show, TV played an important role. “I like to come home and watch TV after school. It helps me forget about school for awhile, " said Lisa. So, along with the good and bad, new and old, television shared the time of students’ lives with school and activities. In order to find her favorite new programs, Lisa Maxin flips through a newspaper looking for the TV listings. Watching TV allowed students time to relax from their hectic schedules. Child’s play Reverting to their younger days, teens escape daily pressures ust for the fun of it “Hey Bob! What did you get on your al- gebra test? I got a 100%.’’ “You did not — you big liar, liar, pants on fire. " “Well ... I got an A. " Day after day students often resorted to childish antics. Whether collecting stuffed animals, catching afternoon cartoons, or exaggerating and bragging, students real- ized that they were just kids at heart. Although many teenagers have out- grown the " doll stage, " others still turned to stuffed animals for comfort. “I not only collect stuffed animals and put them all around my room, but I also sleep with my favorite one — Pookie,” said freshman Tri- cia Lasky. “I myself don’t collect teddy bears, but I know that when I give one to my girlfriend, she goes crazy. She loves them!” said freshman Rich Rokita. While many teenage girls still collected stuffed animals, guys enjoyed tuning in to their favorite cartoons. “When I get home from school early, I like to watch Gl Joe,” said freshman Duane Erikson. Unavoidably, “gross exaggerations " plagued many students. “I often find my- self exaggerating to a friend, just to make myself look better. It’s something I’ve just never grown out of,” said freshman Bob Cubin Just as Bob and his friends reverted to childhood in their exaggerations, almost everyone has been faced with the saying “Oh! That ' s so childish! " sometime in their lives. Definitely not over the hill, freshman Gabriel Mea- gles plays with kazoos, hats, and party horns as she relieves herself from the pressures from homework. At sometime or another, almost all students have been caught doing something childish. From angels to devils, babysitting proves tiresome Babysitting. No prob- lem, right? Wrong. While these three young chil- dren looked like angels as the parents gave last min- ute lectures, chances were that their halos sprouted horns when the sitter was in charge. " As soon as the parents left the little kid started to scream and she wouldn’t stop. I was running all over looking for something to make her shut-up, I found a toy and she finally calmed down,” said Kris- tol Sullivan. Forced to stay home with younger siblings, teens encounter those Terrible tots “Mom! Why do I always get stuck babysitting Alex on a Fri- day night? I’ve got better things to do with my time!” Most students preferred ba- bysitting children other than their brothers or sisters. Stu- dents felt more trouble was in- volved with them. “The kids I babysit are very well-behaved and usually don ' t cause any problems. But, my sister tries anything so she can get me in trouble! " explained freshman Julie McGill. Another problem that stu- dents faced while babysitting their brothers or sisters was the behavior of the children. “My younger brother was al- ways messing around. He never listened to what I ' d tell him to do or anything! " exclaimed senior Bill Melby. Babysitting was found to be a job opportunity for students too young to hold most jobs. Sometimes students were stuck with their younger broth- ers or sisters, which could have been a pleasure or a real pain. 196 Freshmen Adobe — Erikson Nate Adoba Tia Agnew Becky Amptmeyer Geof Apato Kristen Argus Emily Baciu Mike Bagull Mary Baton Jason Banach Kim Banas Dave Barber Brooke Barsic Craig Bell Bob Benoit Ben Berzinis Steve Blazevich Kristen Blees Larry Blonski Karl Boehm Becky Boilek Lauren Bomberger Jason Born Kelly Boyle Jill Breuker Jennifer Bukowski Bill Caddick Frank Capic Scott Carlson Nathan Cashman Rachana Chandak Sean Cheek Tim Chen Suneel Chilukuri Helen Chronowski Tony Clements John Cody Adam Cohen Maya Colakovic Laurie Conklin Kyle Corley Bill Cowgill Brian Cronin Tim Croston April Crowel Bob Cuban Russell Cummins Nell Curran John Czapkowicz Chip Daros Derek Deboer Jeff DeChantel Tonya Dennis Janet Depa Sasha Desancic Chris Diamond Sharon Dragomer Nancy Durham Tina Duron Rene Dywan Jeff Echterling Katy Eldridge Jen Engle Duane Erikson Freshmen Adoba — Erikson 197 Deals for Wheels New laws cause students to master their fates eath-defying acts Setting out to prove truth in William Shake- speare’s phrase “Men at some times are masters of their fates, " the Indiana legisla- ture passed two new vehicle safety laws. The seatbelt law, effective since July 1, 1987, states that all front seat occupants of a passenger motor vehicle shall have a safety belt properly fastened about the occupants body at all times. Some students feel the law isn’t neces- sary. " I don’t think wearing my seatbelt is necessary if I ' m only going two blocks to the store, " said junior Jill Moore. However, some students felt the law was needed. “There are just too many unneces- sary fatal accidents. I don ' t think taking the time to put on a seatbelt is too much to ask, especially if it’s going to save my life, " ex- pressed Cari Ugent, freshman. On the other hand, a few students felt the law should be limited. " The law seems totally unnecessary on streets that are not busy. The law should only apply to highway driv- ing,” said junior Nick Autry. The new helmet and goggle law, states that any person less than 18 who operates a motorized bicycle on a public street or high- way shall at all times wear protective head- gear and wear protective goggles, glasses, or a transparent face shield. Many moped owners disagreed with this law. “If I’m going to get into an accident, I don’t think wearing a helmet is going to make a difference, " said sophomore Mark Smith. Yet, there were some students who agreed with the new law. " Wearing a helmet may look dumb, but it makes me feel safer. I think the law will prevent a lot of injuries,” said Omar Moihuddin, junior. Whether wearing a seatbelt in the car or a helmet and goggles while traveling the street by moped, students were left questioning whether they should " Master their own fates.” “Be prepared” as the Boy Scout saying goes, is just what sophomore Jeremy Brenman intends to do. The newly effective helmet and goggle law required moped drivers to wear protective headgear and protective goggles. Freshmen plead, ‘Going my way?’ " Mom, could you come and pick me up? " " Hey, can you give me a lift home?” Phrases like these were heard tumbling out of des- perate underclassmen ' s mouths when they found themselves in need of a ride. Many relied on oth- ers, like parents and up- perclassmen, as the only available method of trans- portation, sometimes put- ting students in uncom- fortable predicaments. “It ' s a drag, because you ' re dependent on oth- ers until you get your li- cense. When the ride doesn’t work out, there goes your plans and noth- ing can be done about it,” Julie Schoop, freshman, said. In addition, students found lack of transporta- tion limited several after school activities. School dances and going out with friends proved to be a di- lemma faced by a lot. “When I go out with my friends, I must spend at least an hour just arrang- ing who will drive there and back, " Jamie Gard- ner, freshman, said. On the other hand, some students chose oth- er methods to get where they were going. " Some- times I walk to wherever I’m going when I don’t have a choice. It might take longer, but I get to my destination,” Russ Ko- chis, freshman, said. As the underclassmen reluctantly got into his mom’s car, he anxiously looked ahead to the day he received his license. j Deanna Ewers Michael Fant Alex Floutsls Andrea Foltz Megan Ford Bill Fortener Jeff Franclskl Lisa Franckevicius Myron Frank Neal Fromm Brooke Gardberg Jamie Gardner Mary Glannlni Joe Gibbs Jennifer Gill Gabby Girot Dawn Glinski Damen Golden Lisa Gossler Renee Graboske Anisha Grover Kristen Growitz Alan Gustatis Rich Hadidlan Adam Hall Benjamin Hankin Michelle Harbison Rani Hardin Adam Herakovich Kim Hinshaw Eric Houser Ed Hrej Karen Hughes Sean Jankus Joe Janusonis Elizabeth Jenkins Renee Jones Gerald Kalbfell John Kalwasinski Andrew Kammer Par kang Bill Karr Boban Kecman Jay Kelchak Kerri Kemock Young Kim Natalie Kime Michelle Kish Russ Kochis Michael Koh Tim Konyu Steve Kopenec Dana Kowalski Tim Koziatek Karyn Krol Natlaie Krol Chris Kruhaj Tara Krull Karin Kruplnski Mathew L alich Karen Lamott Karen Larson Rosanne Larson Tricia Laskey Frank Ledonne Joe Legaspi David Lavin Michael Levy Dennis Lindell Russell Livingston Mira Loh Kris Lukas 199 — Freshmen Ewers — Lukas All in the Family K Everyday rituals often turn into amily feuds " Don’t wear that, it’s mine!” “It’s her turn to take out the garbage!” Complaints such as these could be heard in many homes when siblings got to- gether. Day or night, siblings could be found arguing. “The only time that most of us fight is in the morning,” freshman Har- old Wilke said. " When our fam- ily wakes up, we all fight to see who is going to get the bath- room first. " Agreeing with Harold, “Our family fights all the time, morning or night. My sister and I usually fight over who is going to wear what shirt, or what shoes, stupid things like that, " freshman Dawn Jabaay stated. Fighting over job responsi- bilities would cause distur- bances in some households. " When we usually have to clean up something, my sister and I will argue like cats and dogs,” stated Dawn. " We would tell our parents that it was the other person’s turn or we would bribe each other into doing it. We would usually argue for an hour until one of us decided to do it. " Fighting between siblings over clothes or jobs or even just the bathroom would cause parents to get angry and siblings to hate each oth- er until the temperature stopped rising. Suprised to find her brother awake, junior Lisa Dragos signals ju- nior Jason Dragos to keep quiet about missing her 1 a.m. curfew. Family wars often resulted from siblings brib- ing one another to keep secrets from their parents. Relaxation, fun in the sun sets families In search of paradise “Kids! Guess what! We’re going on a va- cation to the Grand Canyon!” “Gee, Dad! That’s swell! When do we leave?” As this family prepared for their trip, they joined other families in pursuit of re- laxation or fun. Although the destinations may differ, problems and adventures which occurred were the same. Although a majority of families grabbed airplanes to get to their destinations, automobiles became more frequently used. " My family usually likes to drive to see the country and the famous sights,” freshman Beth Sohrbeck said. Normally, vacations provided a wel- come relief and escape from everyday life. At times, the clashing of family members proved to be a drawback. “When we were vacationing last summer, my parents wanted to do one thing, and my brother and I wanted to do another, we argued until we got tired of fighting. Then we end- ed up doing nothing,” said freshman Viju Patel. Whatever the method of transportation or destination, vacations proved to be a welcome relief even if it had to be spent with Mom and Dad. Righting over the front seat, freshman Mary Balon tells her brother Ryan to get into the back because she ' s the oldest and gets first pick. Family vacations and wars went hand in hand ranging from who would sit where to what radio station would be played. 200 Freshmen Majmudar — Sampias Sharmili Majmudar Rosemary Makowski Julius Mapalad Mike Marchese San Maarlowe Julie McGill Jim McHie Thad Meads Gabrielle Megales Patricia Mellon Dennis Mesterharm Tom Miga Lisa Mikolajczyk Laurie Milan Sabrina Military Edward Miller David Miranola Jennifer Moore Joel Moritz Kyla Morrissey Amy Moser Amy Moses Eric Musial Ravi Nagubadi Brian Newton David Nidsch Eric Nolan Troy Noven Janet Oi Sherry Ortiz Michelle Osinski Kathryn O ' Connor Larry Page Jennifer Paliga Lynn Panchisin Gerrl Panozzo Ivanna Park Won Park Viju Patel Brian Patterson Nick Paulson Mike Pavlison Lynn Pavlovich Ed Paz Jennifer Peters Greg Piniak Elliot Pinkie Clayton Porter Gregory Quagliara Lynda Ramos Elizabeth Reck Ted Reffkin Bill Regnier Carissa Reppen Brian Revercomb Rich Rokita Shannon Rose Jeff Ross Regina Rossi Julie Rouse Marcee Rueth Julianne Rzonca Bryan Sampies Freshmen — Majmudar — Sampias 201 Finishing touches Trying to stay balanced, frosh use dance lesson to keep n their toes The beautiful piano concierto filled the room, the ballerinas glided across the floor on their delicate pink, satin point shoes piroetting, piqueing, and jet- ting. Those dance lessons Mom told them to take really paid off! Dance lessons became a weekly part of many students’ schedules as they rushed off to local, or not so local, dance stu- dios. ‘‘Taking dance lessons (ballet) was kind of a pain be- cause I had to drive downtown everyday right after school and miss some teenage times,” stated junior Bronwyn Billings. “But in the long run, the work was well worth it, because I love dancing to this day.” Other students took dance as a hobby or a way to stay in shape. " I attend a modern and jazz class because it can give me something to do and keeps my muscles toned up,” said freshman Andrea Foltz. Dance for others became a ‘hard habit to break ' as they kept doing the leaps for old times sake. “I’ve been dancing since I was four years old; it has become a part of my life and I can ' t break the habit,” recol- lected junior Julie Slater. Teaching dance also pro- vided ways for students to gain some extra cash. “Teaching children coordination is an as- set they’ll use forever, not to mention I love doing it!” stated Tammy Hollis, junior. As the music softened and the lights dimmed, the balleri- nas knelt gracefully to the floor and struck their ending pose. All the lessons and practice had 1 paid off! Whether practicing at dance lessons or jamming at the SADD dance, senior Donny Williams moves easily to the beat of the music. Dance lessons pro- vided students with a finer appreciation of music. Posing for the camera students look Picture perfect “Smile! You’re on candid camera!” While some people hide from the camera, others found photos could make a career. Modeling was open to freshmen who wanted to begin saving for college. “One big advantage of modeling is that I won ' t have to worry about tuition because everything I make now is put in the bank for school,” said Lauren Bomberger, freshman. Despite the advantages, one found that mod- eling wasn’t always what it was cracked up to be. " I spend 45 minutes going to Chicago and another 45 minutes coming home,” said Lauren. “It just takes up too much time with school and homework.” Although modeling may not be as glamorous as one thinks, many students would still jump at the chance to pose for the camera. After all, a picture says a thousand words. Adjusting his tie for the turnabout dance, junior Steve Hess does a final check for flaws. Modeling in front of family members as well as mirrors helped students gain a better perspective of their appearance. — 202 Freshmen Scheuerman — Zweig Gloria Scheuermann Elite Schmidt Kirk Schmitz Julie Schoop Marianne Sellit Michael Sitka Amy Skaggt Jennifer Smith Shara Smith Lita Smutzer Elizabeth Sohrbeck Jered Solan Bum Son Danielle Spinota Shannon Stevent Chrit St. Leger Nick Stojkovich Adam Stone Cyndi Strain Nancy Strick Shelley Strong Jenny Strudat Krittol Sullivan Loit Swan Tammy Szany Adrian Tabion Djerrick Tan John Taylor Karen Thomat Lita Triana Sutan Trovinger Val Tsoutsouris Julie Tulowitzki Carl Ugent Urzula Urzua Jill Uylaki Sala Vance Barry Vanderhoek Fred Vanklaveren Michelle Viviano Matt Vogt Mary Vrehat Suzan Vutak Robyn Wachowok Breck Wall Kim Walter Tom Wambsgantt Paul Wang Doug Webber David Welchman Jim Whited Danette Whiting Lynn Wild Harold Wilke Michelle Wojciu Peter Wujer Deanna Yarchan Debra Yarovtky Rutted Yu Carolyn Zabanen Rosanne Zurad Jaton Zweig Freshmen Scheuerman — Zweig 203 New faces, more money revise administrative goals As the saying goes, “Out with the old, in with the new,” a new principal, referendum money, and reformed policies brought about changes affect- ing everyone from the stu- dents to faculty and communi- ty members. Making sure the new princi- pal got off on the right foot, faculty members helped to make his position a bit easier. " The faculty has been very friendly and willing to show me around, but the students are still a little hesitant toward me, " stated Principal Dr. Ste- Spreading themselves around the school, three assistant principals found many roles. Whether it was Mr. John Tennant, athletic director, coax- ing the students to show their spirit during a pep rally; Mr. James Bawden, guidance counselor, helping sopho- more The Vo select the right classes; or Mr. Tom Schatzman filling out a dis- ciplinary report to inform parents of their child’s behavior, administrators found themselves fulfilling many obli- gations. ven Greenfield. One of Dr. Greenfield’s ideas was improving student involvement. “I want to work with Student Government to get more activities planned so all students get involved, not just a select few,” he said. As students picked up their schedules in August, they no- ticed the 20 per cent fees dis- count at the bottom. This was made possible through money acquired by the referendum, which was passed the preced- ing year. The reduction not only benefitted the parents, but also the students. “The money was used to buy in- structional equipment, such as microscopes and comput- ers,” stated Dr. Anthony Broadwell, Assistant Superin- tendent of Business Affairs. “It also went to the hiring of new teachers in order to de- crease class size. " Besides more money to im- prove instruction, administra- tors also sought to improve student enrollment in some classes starting with the fresh- man class. “To try and en- courage students to take more of the college prepara- tory classes, the letter grade of an unweighted (nonprepar- atory) course will reduce in its value,” stated Dr. Wallace Un- derwood, Superintendent of Schools. Fighting through the red tape of a new principal, re- formed policies and referen- dum money, the administra - tion showed revised ideas and goals as a way to help improve the school system. U nfamiliar with the homecoming festivities, Dr. Steven Greenfield, prin- cipal reviews the pep rally agenda with Student Body President Todd Rokita, senior. As the newest member of the school ' s administration, Dr. Greenfield encouraged interest and enthusiasm while supporting varied school activities. 204 Administration Mr. Michael Livovich, West Lake Spe- Miss Sue Zellers, Computer Coordina- cial Education Director tor Dr. Wallace Underwood, School Board, (front row) Mrs. Jac- Superintendent of Schools queline Wickland, secretary; Mrs. Lin- da Hess, vice president; Mrs. Nancy Smallman. (back row) Dr. John My- beck. president; Mr. Lawrence Kocal. Administration 205 « Miss Julie Alf: Psychology, Junior Class sponsor. Mrs. Mary Auburn: School Nurse Mrs. Phyllis Braun: Counselor. Mrs. Elaine Burbich: Audio Visual secretary. Mr. Nelson Clark: Physics. Mrs. Karen Cook: Main Office secretary, SADD spon- sor. Mrs. Ginger Douglas: Band Direc- tor. Mr. John Edington: Biology. En- vironmental Science. Mrs. Linda El- man: Spanish, Spanish Club spon- sor. Mrs. Helen Engstrom: English. Speech, Speech Team Coach. Mr. Don Fortner: Business Depart. Chairman, Accounting, Assistant Speech coach. Mr. Dave Franklin: Biology, Assistant Varsity Football coach. Mrs. Pat Golubiewski: English Dept. Chairman. Mrs. Marge Gonce: Audio Visual Director. Mr. Jeff Graves: Chemistry, Bowling Club, Chess Team, Scuba Club, Trivia Club spon- sor Mrs. Thelma Griffin: Main Of- fice secretary. Ms. Martha Groff: Paraprofessional. Mrs. Ann Gulden: Library secretary. Mrs. Nancy Hastings: Journalism, Crier, Paragon, Quill and Scroll. Mr. Arthur Haverstock: Zoology, Bot- any, Biology, Environmental Sci- ence. Mrs. De Hawkins: Art. Mr. Richard Holmberg: Vocal Music Di- rector, Music Appreciation, Choir, Glee Club. Mrs. Maria Hovarth: Spe- cial Education. Mr. Dick Hunt: In- dustrial Education, Girls’ Varsity Basketball coach. Mr. Jon Jepsen: Physical Education, Boys’ Swim coach. Mrs. Barb John- son: Trigonometry, Math Depart. Chairperson, Math Club, Varsity Softball coach. Ms. Cheryl Joseph: Librarian, Academic Competition Club sponsor. Mr. Jack King: Health and Safety. Ms. Linda Lemon: Eng- lish, Drama, Stagecraft. Ms. Barb Lochmondy: Business Math, Alge- bra I, II. Ms. Paula Malinski: Physical Educa- tion, Girls ' Swim coach Mr. Leroy Marsh: Health, Physical Education, Varsity Football coach. Mrs. Helga Meyer; German, German Club spon- sor Mr. Chris Miller: Geography. Mr. Ed Musselman: Algebra I, II, Boys’ Glof and Tennis coach. Mr. George Pollinque: Computer Math, Trigonometry, Calculus. Mrs. Pat Premetz: Algebra Dr. John Preston: English. Ms. Resa Ramsey: General Science, Earth Science. Mr. Ed Robertson: English, Assistant Varsity Football coach. Mrs. Ruth Robertson: Bookkeeper. Mr. David Russell: English, Photography. 206 Faculty Alf-Russell vM From ' blowoff ' to ' hardnose, teachers fight stereotypes Scrutinizing the bulls-eye bait for all of their schemes, the students smiled as they looked over the new teacher. Like others in her position, she would be the victim of any pranks that students thought they could get away with. Stereotypes like this one were something all teachers encountered whether they were new, experienced, older, or inexperienced. Many students felt that they could relate better to younger teachers. “I think students adjust to younger teachers better because it ' s not just a student-teacher re- lationship. They can also be a friend since they are a little closer in age,” senior Rea Robinson said. In contrast, others felt older teachers were better. ‘‘New teachers are seen as push-overs, while the older techers, know of the old tricks. You can’t put anything over them,” said junior Heike Drake. New teachers wanted to combat the push-over image. “I’m a trusting person and I give my students a chance,” Mr. Chuck Schallhorn, soci- ology teacher said. In turn, some teachers felt they had an advantage be- cause of their status. “As you get older you learn varied ap- proaches for dealing with a problem, whereas in the be- ginning you might know only one way,” Mrs. Pat Golu- biewski, English teacher com- mented. Contradicting the common belief that everyone likes easy teachers, senior Wendy Etter stated, “A hard teacher pushes students to work to their fullest potential and makes them learn. You have no interest in the easy teach- ers’ classes.” Although it may have sur- prised some, teachers had good reasons for making the classes difficult. “If you do not hold standards, you will short- change the student in the long run,” Mrs. Golubiewski said, “Perhaps people who hold the standards care more. When the kids come back and say to me, ‘Your class has helped me,’ I feel standards are worthwhile.” As the first few September days skipped by, the students’ smug smiles quickly disap- peared as they found that the new teacher meant business. Faced with reality, they threw their scams away and took out their notebooks, ready to meet the teachers ' standards and tackle their educational goals. With all eyes on him, Mr. Chuck Schallhorn, sociology teacher, ex- plains the effects of the media. Mr. Schallhorn combatted the push-over stereotype of a new teacher by letting his students know they could not take advantage of him. Showing a picture of Democratic candidate Paul Simon to his fourth hour government class, Mr. Hal Cop- page explains the function of a presi- dential primary. Being an election year, government students closely followed the process, making it easier to understand. 207 7 Faculty Mr. Chuck Schallhorn: Sociology. Geography, Assistant Volleyball coach. Mrs. Linda Scheffer: Home Economics. Mrs. Cindy Schnabal: Orchestra Director. Mr. Bruce Spindler: Special Education. Mr. David Spitzer: English, Student Government Mr. Jim Thomas: Physics, Chemistry. Mrs. Charlene Tsoutsoruis: Spanish, Spanish Club. Mr. Don Ullman: Chemistry, Biol- ogy, Environmental Science, Sci- ence Club. Mrs. Carol VanGorp: English, Fresh- man Class sponsor. Mrs. Dorothy VanZyl: Athletic Office secretary, Girls ' Timing Organization. Mrs. Irene Vrehas: English. Mrs. Alyce Martt-Webb: French, French Club. Mrs. Marsha Weiss: Counselor. Na- tional Honor Society sponsor. Mrs. Anne Whiteley: Spanish, Spanish Club. Mr. Tom Whiteley: U.S. Histo- ry, Girls’ Golf Coach. Miss Annette Wisnewski: Counselor, Academic Competition Club. Mr. Steve Wrobelwski: General Math, Geometry. Mr. Jack Yerkes: English, Assistant Football coach. Mrs. Mary York: Comp I, II. Speech, Assistant Speech coach. Mrs. Ann Zelenke: Art. Bus Drivers. Jan Welch, Mert Zand- stra, Joann Kane, Ann Vermeulen, Cookie Croneworth, Emily Orosco. Custodial staff, (front row) Marie Ca- parelli. (back row) Head Custodian Bill Clark, Mary Sebastian, Bill James, Maggie Lloyd, Bill Poole, Martha Kar- luk. .... 208 Faculty Schallhorn-Zelenke Shocking students, teachers reveal after hours activities Everyone knows where most teachers can be found between 7:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m, but what they do in their spare time remains a mystery to many. While some teachers may wait for that final bell more impatiently than the stu- dents, many stay for reasons ranging from extra-curricular commitments to grading pa- pers and giving make-up tests. Head Football Coach Leroy Marsh, Health and Safety teacher, spends at least 40 hours a week practicing whith his team and reviewing game films. ‘‘I do it because I enjoy working with the players, and I Standing in the midst of toilet pa- per strands and confetti, Head Foot- ball Coach Leroy Marsh, Health and Safety teacher, revs up the student body with words of victory during the pep rally before the Regional game. Coach Marsh dedicated at least 40 hours each week during the season to helping his players reach their poten- tial. enjoy the sport. Hopefully, the players learn the proper way to reach certain goals throughout life. And to do that takes hard work, effort, orga- nization, and having the will to be the best.” " I sponsor clubs because it gives students with much the same interests a chance to get together and enjoy them- selves,” Chess, Scuba and bowling Clubs sponsor, Mr. Jeff Graves, Chemistry teach- er, explained. Speech coach Mrs. Helen Engstrom, English teacher, found working with team members to be enjoyable as well as rewarding. ‘‘I believe in learning to communicate, be- cause it is very important for young people and speaking competitively helps develop a person’s speaking skills.” Although many teachers spent a lot of time working with students after school, others were anxious to get home. " I usually won’t give a test after school,” said Mr. Donald Kernaghan, Ancient World History teacher. “After school I want to go home. I come in at 7 a.m., and I want to leave as soon as I can.” Contrasting this point, Dr. John Preston, English teach- er, said, “The one reason I stay after school is to give make-up exams.” Grading papers while on their free time was an inevita- ble task that teachers faced. “Maybe if the School Board revised the hours so the teachers had to stay until 4:30 p.m. to grade papers or to plan our lessons, we could do a necessary part of our jobs and we would get paid for do- ing so,” Mr. Kernaghan said. No matter how they spend their time, teachers found their time divided between what they have to do, what they want to do, and what they love to do. Cafeteria staff, (front row) Loretta Ni- cholas, Joanne Schieve, Paulette Li- bak, Pauline Wolak, Leila Goldschnikl, Gayle Molnar, Mary Bogdan (back row) Vera Snyder, Nancy Battista, Jean Biesen, Nancy Semchuck, Ruth Joros, Phyllis Woodworth, Mary Smollinski, Mary Soczak, Theresa Bucko, Rita DeRolf, Eleanor Watt, Kathy McCormack, Carolyn Myers, Vicki Sharkey. Faculty 209 in theCOMMUNITY Wanted: Holiday cheer: providing blue, green and red banners along the main business roads, local businesses support- ed community spirit. Standardized signs: as Munster complied with a new state law requiring all stop sings to be seven feet tall, double vision plagued the town until the old signs were removed. Incredible edibles: satisfying any type of hunger, more than 29 restaurants of- fered a variety of food from gyros to fortune cookies. Pastimes for fasttimes: Summer swimming at Munster pool and winter skating at Community Park kept students out and about throughout the year. With so much to offer, from picking Apple IIGS to repairing Zenith televisions, the community kept students looking for answers in the . . . How to do anything Handbook — 210 Ads Divider utside school, students took advantage of the community ' s many opportunities. Exercising their options, sophomore Jeremy Brenman cruises the streets, senior Erika Frederick takes orders at the new Pizza Hut, senior Suzy Dickerhoff selects food for needy families as part of Student Government ' s food drive, and Mrs. Karen Cook, SADD sponsor, talks with guest speaker Officer Edward Strbjak. Ithough many think working as a lifeguard would be a perfect job, seniors Cindy Pearson and Jodi Clapman know differently as they remove the cover before Munster Pool opens for the day. arefully applying color to her cheekbones, freshman Andrea Foltz tests the newest shade of Clinique’s blush. Area shopping malls provided a place to spend students’ free time. In order to make the prop- er diagnosis, senior Beth Stover writes a patient ' s symptoms down as her sister, sophomore Laura, dictates them to her while talking to the patient. The Hammond Clinic pro- vides any type of medical assistance ranging from minor illnesses to major injuries. Hammond Clinic 7905 Calumet Ave. • Munster • 836-5800 For all your health needs 212 Advertisements Anderson Motors, Inc. 7944 Calumet Ave. Munster 836-1272 One of the many vans available for rent at Ander- son Motors , Inc. and Freedom Rent- a-Car is dis- played by seniors Lori Anderson and Jodi Clap- man. A variety of cars and vans are offered for every specific need. Pancake Place 9318 Indianapolis Blvd. Highland 46322 922-3666 Commercial Auto and Truck Supply 7201 Melton Road Gary 46409 9318-1666 Double-checking a price, senior Staci Schatz wants to make sure junior Rick Vendl pays the right amount for the item he is buying. For all of your car and truck needs, Commercial Auto and Truck Supply has what you ' re look- ing for. Party Liquors and Lounge 3716 Ridge Road Lansing 60438 (313) 895-5525 (312) 895-9837 Drinking and driving is a serious offense, resulting in many unfavorable conse- quences. Senior Susie Riebe has this in mind as she pretends to take away keys from senior Michele Bartok to ensure her safety. Party Liquors and Lounge wants to keep their customers safe by making sure they don’t drive under the influence. Advertisements 213 Academic Counseling Services, Inc. 9250 Columbia Avenue Munster 836-1172 Plans for college can be at one ' s service at Aca- demic Counseling Services. Sophomores Vicki Vrabel and Jennifer Gershman. and freshman Kyla Morrissey browse through some helpful re- search hoping to find the perfect college. Van Senus Auto Parts 6920 Kennedy Ave. Hammond, 46323 844-2900 2930 Highway Ave. Highland, 46322 838-0900 Busy at work fixing the fan belt, junior Cari Van Senus and alumnus Ron Cook loosen the belt wheels to replace the worn belt. Fan belts are just one of the necessary items that can easily be found for repair at Van Senus Auto Parts. Res-Com Heating, Inc, 7931 New Jersey Ave. Hammond 844-2242 While talking with a client, senior Jodi Clapman sets up an appointment date to fit their calendar, and senior Crissy Dinga looks over a bill for any adding errors that may have been made while totalling the amount due for services rendered. Res-Com Heating will provide the best in heating and cooling systems for all areas of business. — 214 Advertisements Students know playing the dating game requires some Rrring! Rrring! " Hello?” " Is Sue home? " " This is.” “Hi Sue! This is Jon. What’s up?” “Not much.” " What are you doing on Saturday night? Do you have any idea?” " No, I’m not sure yet.” " Want to go to a movie and maybe out to eat afterwards?” " Sure!” Asking someone for a date sounds easy, right? Wrong! Planning such an event may not be difficult, but actual- ly asking the person out is another story. Deciding whether to ask someone out on the phone or in person turned into a dilemma for many students. “I would never ask a guy out on a date over the phone because I could not see his reaction, but I’m also scared to confront him because of seeing his reaction!” said sophomore Deb- bie Bachan. Some students worried that the fear of rejection could reveal itself by asking someone out too soon. “You have to get to know her real well and hint that you like her, but you can’t be too forward or you ' ll get totally faced, which is just not cool,” said freshman Geoff Apato. In contrast, others believed they had nothing to lose by asking a per- son out. " You have to realize that the worst thing that can happen is that he or she will say no,” explained Tom Luksich, junior. Sharing a similar viewpoint, senior Karl Wein said, " I just come out and ask her and deal with the outcome later.” All in all, there will always be diffi- culty in dating and the most difficult part varies in degree from person to person. According to Tom, " After the hardest part is over, the date is a piece of cake.” Advertisements 215 Jon Powers Agency, Inc. 91 1 Ridge Road • Munster • 836-8900 For more than 32 years, Don Powers Agency, Inc. has put together complete insurance pro- grams for business and the construction indus- try. We place special emphasis on complete in- surance protection for all divisions of the busi- ness world. Also, the agency offers a full line of life, accident, health, home, and automobile plans. Finalizing a client ' s insurance form, ju- niors Nicole Rusnak, Amy Fraser, and Heather Fesko check for any errors that might not have been caught when the form was filled out. 8940 Indianapolis Blvd. Highland 46322 7454 Broadway Merrillville Midwest Gymnastics Academy 2013 Clark Road Dyer 46311 865-2274 Spotting Amanda Hill on a kip to the high bar, junior Tammy Hollis watches that Amanda ' s form is correct. Midwest Gymnastics Acade- my has a team for advanced gymnasts and also provides lessons for younger gymnasts at many levels. McShane’s EVERYTHING EOR EVERY OFFICE... SINCE 192 1844 45th St., Munster, IN 46321 Phone (219)924-1400 Gailmard Eye Care Center 630 Ridge Road Munster 836-1738 Showing their support in Gailmard Eye Care Center, juniors Ryan Gailmard and Larry Ca- brera display the business’s sign. Gailmard Eye Care Center provides various eye care needs. •••• 216 Advertisements 10109 AJ Express 6544 Osborne Hammond, 46323 845-2100 If you need to pull a heavy load, AJ Express can be of any assistance. Senior Jen Paulson, alumnus Amy, and freshman Nick show their pride in the family business. TACOS 1650 45th Avenue Munster 924-0505 Laurel Angel ' s Salon 740 Seberger Drive Munster 836-4322 Waiting for his turn, Eric Stojkovich watches his brother Ryan receive the finishing touches by his mother Angel Stojkovich and beautician Sharon Konyu. Laurel Angel’s Salon pro- vides for not only cutting and styling, but for all beauty needs. Advertisements 217 •• Irv Lang Insurance Agency Inc. 2449 45th Ave. Highland 46322 924-7600 Eurotan 1650 45th Ave. 924-9253 or 8043 Euclid Ave. Munster 836-9744 New Moon Banquet Accommodations for up to 1 50 people. Carry-Outs Available 8250 Calumet Ave. Munster 836-5464 U.S. 30 I 65 Merrillville 46410 738-2666 To earn some extra spending money, seniors Jen Brtos and Kristen Rittenmeyer prepare the carry-out food as part of their job at New Moon restaurant. New Moon’s carry out was a quick way for students to obtain their favorite Chinese food such as eggrolls or chop suey. Key Markets 12 Ridge Road Munster 836-8286 Making sure they receive all their vitimin C, sen- iors John Manahan and Todd Rokita shop at Key Markets for all their fresh fruit needs. Key Mar- kets offers a wide variety of services for the cus- tomer ranging from fresh fruit to deli products or video rental. 218 Advertisements Cutting hair is only part of our job. Cutting your hair the way you want it is everything. Our Experienced staff is trained to listen first . . . then cut. Try this revolutionary new exper- ience. 900 Ridge Road 9471 Joliet Sand Oak Plaza St. John Munster 365-4717 836-9737 Brumm ’ s Bloomin’ Barn 2540 45th Ave. Highland 46322 924-1000 Hair Designs 2449 45th Ave. Highland 46322 924-7210 While hair stylist Linda Greer snips away at his hair, Brian Rosenthal patiently anticipates the fi- nal result. Phaze I offers a variety of services for customers from haircuts and manicures to cloth- ing and jewelry. jplnmaC Cfirtio Appointments Preferred Open Daily 8 a.m. 7400 Indianapolis Blvd. Ham mond 46324 844-6669 Member American Animal Hospital Association Creative ideas lead to quick Dates, movies, parties, dances. These all add up to mean one thing: fun. But even fun has a high price tag at- tached to it. In order to meet the high cost of living, stu- dents devised schemes to avoid get- ting caught short-changed. Many students preferred to use sly methods to acquire money. " I con my parents into giving me money by telling them I’ll do work around the house,” junior Kelly Livingston said. Other students were sneakier. “I brown-nose my mom so she’ll give me money,” junior Jeff Crist joked. “Or if that doesn ' t work, I just take my parents ' charge card and go crazy.” Some students invested their money in order to enjoy financial gains. ”1 earn money by mowing lawns, and then I take that money and invest it in the stock market. That’s where I make the real mon- ey,” freshman Karl Boehm ex- plained. However, others disagreed with this method. " I’m very conservative about putting money in the stock market,” stated Mr. Jack Yerkes, English teacher. " Instead, I take my money and invest it in tax shelters and certificates of deposit.” Of course, there were always some students who still believed that making money the old-fashioned way was the best. " Working to earn my own money makes me feel better about myself because I don’t have to depend on my parents for cash,” Chris Smith, senior said. Regardless of the method chosen, students all shared a common goal; not to be caught without cash. How to do it better 219 Advertisements American Savings and Loan 8230 Hohman Ave. Munster 836-5870 Living in a dream freshman Patty Mellon along with seniors Shaun Barsic and Mike Mellon hope to one day have their own money to throw around. To insure the safety of your money, you can put it into American Savings, FSB. 220 Advertisements Hardware 1842 45th Ave. • Munster 924-0360 Guarantee Supply Co., Inc. Plumbing and Heating Supplies St. Road 130 Hobart 942-0924 The Golf L ocker Bushwackers Hair Designers 9515 Indianapolis Blvd. Highland 924-0301 2010 45th Ave. 924-1117 Highland Golf Equipment and Apparel Jack and Margie Adams As hair designer Cheryl Smolar teases Sherri Shinkle ' s hair, Sherri anticipates the outcome of her new hairstyle. Bushwackers offers a wide variety of hair designs as well as mani- cures to help create a brand new you. Certified Investment Companies 1 Certified Center • 5281 Fountain Drive Crown Point, IN 46307 USA TOLL FREE 1-800-348-6510 (219) 736-5411 221 — Advertisements Pepsi Cola General Bottlers , Inc. United Machining Servicing 5049 Columbia Ave. Hammond 46323 932-1277 Waiting to put on the finishing touches, senior Chris Dywan watches senior Mike Mertz hone the raw steel to turn the malleable metal into a quality machine part. With the wide range of machines available, United Machining can fabricate any piece of metal to fit customers needs. 9300 Calumet Ave. Munster 836-1800 Often seen with a Pepsi can in hand, the second hour yearbook staff proves that Pepsi is the choice of a new generation. Many students enjoy the great taste of Pepsi in order to satisfy their thirst. Innovative Concepts 5246 Hohman Ave. Hammond 46320 931-5380 As he helps out with his mom ' s business senior Matt Effron types out letters for the Bears summer camps that Innovative Con- cepts sponsor. Innovative Concepts is the place to go when you need recognition, as they sponsor activites such as summer camps and racketball tournaments. 222 Advertisements HANOTAN dy HOME IMPROVEMENT CENTERS Home Improvement Center Munster Lumber Division 330 Ridge Road Munster 836-8600 L M Jewelers Your Class Ring Headquarters 3338 Ridge Road Lansing 60438 (312) 474-9235 f. Uara iders Restaurant 9144 Indianapolis Blvd. Highland 46322 838-8600 Superb Dining in a pleasant atmosphere. Mr. Build While searching for the best construction company seniors Mark Saks, Mark Roper, and Josh King look towards Mr. Build. As a leader in quality construction, Mr. Build can build a dream. 1607 173rd St. • Hammond, 46323 • 845-3440 Squandering all the dough students go for Finding methods to get a hold of money often proved to be difficult for many students. However, spending money was no problem, as stu- dents often found that a few bucks in their pockets usually disappeared withing a few minutes. Many students found it easier to spend other people’s money. ‘‘I spend my parents money on every- thing from clothes to food to all kinds of entertainment expenses, " said senior Monica Wolak. Sharing a similar view, freshman Mickey Levy said, " When my brother lends me money, it goes so much faster because I ' m not losing any- thing by spending his money.” Guys found themselves digging into their pockets more often then girls when it came to dating. “I spend at least ten dollars a week taking out my girlfriend,” said freshman Joe Janusonis. Holidays and weekends proved to take a little more cash out of one’s pocketbook than was expected. " The little trips I take on long week- ends always seem to cost more than I originally plan,” said Miss Paula Ma- linski, physical education teacher. With a similar view, sophomore Robin Skov said, " The holidays cre- ate expenses for fun and entertain- ment.” Frequently students have found themselves picking up the tab for their friends. " When I’m out with my friends they always seem to be a lit- tle short at the time, and I end up paying for them as well,” said junior Jen Janusonis. Whatever method they use, stu- dents found several ways to spend money. But all agreed that it didn’t last as long as they wanted. How to do it better 223 Advertisements Certified Investment Companies 1 Certified Center • 5281 Fountain Dr. Crown Point 46307 1 - 800 - 348-6510 736-5411 224 Advertisements Service Cut Polished to Your Needs Auto Glass Mirrors Auto Upholstery Thermopanes Table Tops Storms Screens Munster Glass Mirror Co. 519 South St. Munster 19400 S. Torrence Lynwood, IL 6041 1 312-895-1220 The Raleigh For Fine Dining Specializing in Steaks Seafood Serving Lunch and Dinner 836-1870 8840 Indianapolis Blvd. Highland 46322 838-0200 Viking Engineering Co., Inc. When looking for the car of your dreams, come to Marcus-Auto Leasing to find the per- fect vehicle. Marcus leases everything from trucks and 16 passenger vans to compact cars. 2300 Michigan Hammond 46325 844-1123 Talking over a contract with a client, senior Sally Brennan and junior Julie Baretz look over the document for all the important details. Vi- king Engineering, which has been in business for over 65 years, can help with the rebuilding and the replacing of machinery. Advertisements 225 Temple Pharmacy 7905 Calumet Ave. Munster 836-6110 Receiving a refill from Temple Pharmacy for the empty prescription bottle, senior Laura McGill discusses with pharmacist Jack Klee about the helpfulness of the pills. Temple Pharmacy pro- vides a wide range of pharmaceutical needs. Vic Szurgot General Contractors, Inc. 4900 Railroad Ave. East Chicago 398-6600 Proudly displaying her father’s company junior Tori S2urgot and friends juniors Deb- bie Payne, Jennifer Bertagnolli, Allison De- delow, and Margo Cohen sit on a bulldozer used by Vic Szurgot General Contractors, Inc. Vic Szurgot General Contractors, Inc. can accommodate all your needs with their expert building advice. 226 Advertisements Style-minded teens walk in Big Red Sports Best Wishes to 1988 Munster Graduates 921 Ridge Road • Munster • 836-8088 QDPIMKS Lumber Co. Home Building Material Center 1014 165th Street • Hammond 931-2900 • (312) 221-6667 ‘‘I don’t have any- thingto wear,” was a repeatedly heard statement among students. Whether plans were made last min- ute or plenty of time beforehand, many students rummaged through their drawers and closets to find something to wear. Once they found clean clothes, they had to make sure it wasn’t something that was worn in the past week. ”1 would feel very un- comfortable if I went out on the weekend wearing an outfit that I had worn during that week to school be- cause I would feel that everyone was staring at me, thinking that I only had a few outfits to wear,” said freshman Julie McGill. Different factors were taken into consideration when choosing an out- fit, such as where students were go- ing, what others were wearing, and who they would be with. “It all de- pends on what I ' m doing. If I ' m going out on a date, I’d wear jeans and a sweater with boots or flats. If I ' m staying home it’s sweats, a sweat- shirt, my glasses, and slippers,” stat- ed senior Chrisy Zudock. For senior Judi Kozlowski, it did not matter where she was going; she would wear the all-around perfect outfit. “I’d wear a matching skirt and shirt set that’s not too costly, practi- cal for where I’m going, and looks good with my eye and hair color,” she said. It was easy, if not easier, for guys to find an outfit to go anywhere. I’d throw on basic black or blue jeans with a sweater, maybe a shirt, if the sweater is wool, and a pair of loaf- ers,” explained sophomore Dave Mussatt. No matter what the individual’s style of dress was, being able to wear their own perfect outfit, gave them confidence in themselves. How to do it better 227 Advertisements Universal Printing Machinery 10030 Express Dr. Highland 46322 924-4217 Ready to dismantle a printing press after receiv- ing an order to fix it, junior John Yukich lowers the vertical hydrolic hook in order to get a better look. Universal Printing Machinery produces dif- ferent parts of machinery and fixes printing ma- chines. 228 Advertisements Hammond Lead Products 5231 Hohman Ave. Hammond 46325 931-9360 In a show of support for the quality work by everyone at Hammond Lead Products Inc., junior Charlie Wilke and sophomore Harold Wilke gather with their grandfather Bill, father Pete, and sister Wendy. For all your lead chemical needs. Hammond Lead Products is there for you. Efron Efron 5246 Hohman Ave. Hammond 46324 931-5380 As senior Matt Efron pulls out senior Eric Diamond ' s investment sheet, they go over it to ensure a suc- cessful trial. When the need for legal assistance arises, Efron Efron can be counted on for fair re- presentation in any type of civil suits, investments and contracts. At Peoples Federal we know how important higher education is to your future. Deciding how to pay for that educa- tion can be a big decision. 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Budget Sign Shop carries various types of signs to suit your needs. 230 Advertisements BRIAR RIDGE County Qdu Briar Ridge Pro Shop 123 Country Club Drive Schereville 46375 322-3660 Meyer Brothers Lawn Care and Landscaping 1529 MacArthur Blvd. Munster 836-3565 Hegewisch Records Skate Hut 8313 Calumet Avenue Munster 836-2700 Dressed for success, owner Jamey Volk, ju- nior, and employees Alan Dillard, junior, and Jeff Kwasney, senior show off Skate Hut at- tire. The Skate Hut does repairs and has var- ious items for the sport of skateboarding. Hegewisch Records has a vast collection of records ranging from classical to heavy metal. Hegewisch Records can satisfy any type of listener at reasonable prices. 522 Torrence Ave. Calumet City 60409 (312) 891-3020 Searching for those perfectly appropriate Everyone has prob- ably given or re- ceived the common, ordinary presents such as candy, flow- ers, clothes, or co- logne sometime in their life. However, picking out a per- fect present never proved to be easy as students searched for unusual ways of gift-giving. Personality, likes, dislikes, hob- bies, and collections are different as- pects that were often considered upon deciding on a suitable gift. Even though these qualities may have been taken into account, students still found themselves ‘‘stumped’’. “You just snoop around until you fig- ure out what they would want, " said Bill Melby, senior. Unusual gifts took a lot of thought and were hard to find. Sometimes something simple became a creative gift. “The weirdest present I ever bought anyone was a Garfield with suction cups to stick to your car back window! I knew it was different so I bought it!” explained junior Rick Vendl. Furthermore, students found a meaningful approach could also be considered when gift buying. “I like to buy something that has a special meaning behind it so it will make that person think of me everytime he or she sees it.” said Kathy Hughes, ju- nior. Many times students found friends easier to buy presents for rather than their parents. When buying for their parents, different things have to be taken into consideration such as something usuable, wearable or sharable. “I usually buy my mom something I like so that I can borrow it!” stated senior, Erika Frederick. After all the searching for gifts was done and having finally found the right present, students displayed originality no matter what they found. How to do it better ( i Advertisements 231 » . •» : : { • !• j : • •• FIRST National Bank OF EAST CHICAGO ACCESS First National Bank of East Chicago 9175 Calumet Avenue When one has financial problems or just needs Munster assistance, First National Bank of East Chicago can help. Mrs. Agnes Adich shows an assortment 836-2403 of checks styles to a customer. 232 Advertisements Mid American Mailers 430 Russell Hammond 46300 933-0137 As senior Lisa Patterson checks over the mailing list, junior Cari Van Senus verifies a package deadline. Mid American Mailers provide faster services through machinery processes that sort out the mail. The Old t SL Town Hall Restaurant 805 Ridge Road Munster Fast Becoming the Region ' s favorite Daily Specials For Breakfast Lunch Dinner Open 6 a.m. to Midnight 7 Days a Week For orders to go 836-0600 The Living Room 8124 Kennedy Avenue Highland 46322 838-8910 Daring to be different senior Matt Efron puts his hair into the caring hands of his friends seniors Brian Zemaitis and Bill Paz at The Living Room. The Living Room provides a wide variety of hair designs ranging from perms to hair coloring along with all different types of manicures. Certified Driving School 9521 Indianapolis Blvd. Highland 46322 924-6622 Classroom instruction and advice aides in good experience before actual on-the-road driving. Instructor Jerry Mazur explains how to make a correct lane change while teaching at Certified Driving School. Stone Krugman Motor Sales, Inc. 3731 Ridge Road (At State Line) Lansing 60438 (312) 895-3500 Wholesale and Retail 233 Advertisements Calumet Construction Bunny’s Salon 1247 169th Street Hammond 46320 844-9420 Figuring out the plans for a building, freshman Jamie Gardner makes the finishing calcula- tions. For any important project, Calumet Construction Corporation offers the needed quality and experience for building fine estab- lishments of all types. 9721 Fran-lin Pkwy Munster 924-5319 Experimenting with a new look, employee Kathy O’Donnel takes time out of her busy schedule to cut employee Carol Koepke ' s hair. Bunny’s Beauty Salon does manicures along with hairstyling. For over 40 years Highland Department Store has been committed to helping you to look your best by offering a wide selection of name brand fashion, foot- wear and accessories for men, women, and children. Located Downtown Highland. Indiana 838-1147 Open daily 9 to 5:30 p.m. Monday to Fr iday Closed Sunday. Use your HDS charge or Visa and MasterCard. 2821 Highway Avenue • Highland 46322 • 972-7220 Highland Department Store 234 Advertisements College-bound seniors decide Larkspur Kennels Rt. 4968 Union Road Eve Claire, Michigan 49111 Gina Pupillo (616) 944-5873 Ready for their daily walk, senior Tim Sannito leashes up his dog Shotzi. Shotzi was bred through Larkspur Kennels. 239 Ridge Road Munster 836-1585 How to do it better As the final year of high school nears seniors realize that they will soon be moving on after graduation. A few get jobs or find a place of their own, but the majority usually heads off to college. Finding the right college proved to be a difficult deci- sion made by many. One aspect that helped students in their decision making was consider- ing the field they hoped to pursue. ‘‘I am going into International manage- ment, and Georgetown is well-known in that department,” explained sen- ior Beth Stover. The college’s specialty was not all that influenced the decision of col- lege-bound students. The social situ- ation was a characteristic that stu- dents also considered. “I need a col- lege I know will accept me and one that has the best curriculum for what my future plans are, not to mention ono that i will havp a pnod time at!” said senior Lisa Tilka. Depending upon the individual, lo- cation may or may not have been a possibility in picking a college. The distance from home, either close or far, was usually found to be personal preference. " I’m not really worried about how far from home I’ll be going for college. Whether I ' m 20 miles or 2,000 miles away, I’ll have to make new friends and also get used to a new home,” stated senior Barry Jan- ovsky. In many cases, the bulk of the stu- dents selected Indiana University as their number one pick. " I chose IU because my entire family went there. I didn’t even consider going any- where else.” said senior Tracy Silver- man. No matter what influenced stu- dents to pick a certain college, whether the size, social situation, or distance, most hoped that it was the right decision for them. Advertisements 235 Whether you are looking to buy a house or trying to sell yours. Price Realtors is the place to go for professional help. Freshman Jen Paliga checks a price on a house for a customer while answering other questions on the phone. Olsen 9352 Calumet A ve. Munster, 836-1030 2929 West Lincoln Highway Merrillville 738-1900 SckfMp ' O 215 Ridge Road Munster, 836-6233 Taking time out from their daily routines fresh- men Janet Oi, Julie Schoop, Beth Sohrbeck, and Jamie Gardner stop for a bite to eat Schoops offers a pleasant atmosphere and quality food when you want to break away. ORD IROCESSING 8925 White Oak Ave. Munster 923-9673 and 923-WORD §u ANOTHER UNNECESSARY Specialty Gift Service Shipping Available ravagance 313 Ridge Road Munster 836-0399 Looking for that flower alternative . . . send a customized gift basket designed just for you. Another Unnecessary Extravagance offers the un ique and unusual in gift giving for all occasions. Gift baskets are our specialty. - 236 Advertisements Root helps you to remember . . . ROOT photographers is the official Senior Portrait and Yearbook Photographer for MUNSTER High School What does this mean to you? It means . . . Your school has selected ROOT because of its excellence in senior Portraiture. Its 90-plus years of experience in school photography. Its fine portrait quality and sensible prices. It means . . . Creative senior portrait sittings with extra new and unique poses. FOR FREE! It means . . . Being photographed by a ROOT senior portrait specialist who will capture your true personality in a portrait that will be treasured as a graduation memoir for many years. THE FINEST IN SCHOOL PORTRAITURE • 1131 W. Sheridan • Chicago (312) 761-5500 Advertisements 237 Taco Time 4220 45th Ave. Highland 46322 924-5859 Craving some hot, crisp burritos, sophomores Erica Boehm, Alison Rothschild, Aimee Orr, Julie Huard and Dana Rothschild go to Taco Time for a tasty after school snack. Taco Time satisfies students Tex-Mex food cravings with their vast array of Mexican cuisine. The Razor ’s Edge Family Hair and Tanning Salon 303 Ridge Road Munster 836-2100 Your Family Hair Care Center John Hodson Professional Numismatist The Frankovich Company Auto Sales 9608 Indianapolis Highland 46322 924-9095 972-2224 Coin — Stamps — Autographs Estate Collection Appraisals Dealer in Baseball cards, including sets, stars, cases Investments A.N.A. Life Member 885 Suite 1650 G 45th Ave. Munster 924-3555 Terry McMahon Company 1640 45th Street Munster 924-3450 109 E. Joliet Street Crown Point 46307 769-3164 For assistance in filing tax returns, Terry McMa- hon and Co. can help in meeting the April 15 deadline on time. Seniors Tim Sannito, Steve McMahon and John Manahan know they ' ve made the right choice in going to Terry McMahon and Co. — 238 Advertisements Richard G. Reffkin, DDS 9339 Calumet Munster 836-9131 From root canals to a simple check-up, Richard G. Reffkin, D.D.S., can make any- one’s pearly whites shine. Standing out- side her father’s office, senior Erin Reffkin takes pride in his dental work. Rubicon Refractories 1745 165th Street Hammond 46323 932-4152 Helping produce a better ton of steel at less cost is what Rubicon Refractories, Inc., is all about. Juniors Tori Szurgot. Ally Dedelow, Margo Cohen and sophomore DeAnna Ryband show their sup- port for Rubicon. Missed love connections leave steadies As Friday night ar- rived, Sally won- dered, “What am I going to do tonight since Bob’s out of town? " A common dilem- ma many students faced was what to do on the weekend when their boy- friend or girlfriend wasn’t home. Often students turned to their friends. “When my boyfriend can’t, go out, I usually go over to my friends, houses and watch a movie, order an Edwardo ' s pizza and make some Kool-Aide,” said sophomore Julie Huard. Agreeing with Julie, junior Jason Dragos stated, “I usually go out with my buddies and act crazy. " Other students found that it was an opportunity to stay home and re- lax. “If there is nothing else to do,” sophomore Leslie Darrow said, “I’ll do my nails and rearrange my photo album.” “I know it sounds pretty lame, but I’ll stay home and watch hockey games,” senior Cindy Pearson stat- ed. Still, for some students, their boy- friend or girlfriends’ absence made no difference at all. “When my girl- friend isn’t going to be home, " soph- omore Steve Semchuck said, " I ' ll just go out and look for more girls. ' Whether it was hanging out with friends or simply taking it easy, stu- dents found some sort of alternative when they couldn ' t spend time with their sweetheart. How to do it better £ g D Advertisements 239 Howard J. Weinberg, M.D. Plastic Reconstructive Surgery Surgery of the Hand 9337 Calumet Ave. Munster 836-5206 Certified American Board of Plastic Surgery •••• 240 Advertisements Zandstra’s Store for Men Auto Glass and Trim, Inc. 2629 Highway Ave. Highland 923-3595 924-4720 944-8218 944-8213 (312) 768-3900 9606 Indianapolis Blvd. 4453 W. 5th Ave. Clark Highland Gary 46406 Lake Professional Pharmacy 13963 Morse St. Cedar Lake 374-5666 Displaying the traditional pharmacy sign sopho- more Becky Stodola holds up a print of a pharma- ceutical stamp. Lake Professional Pharmacy can assist you with all your pharmaceutical needs. College Bound! Tuition Found? Stop by any of our branches for more information about education loans. The Value Difference BrOTHT! Member FDIC BANK ,,,. i uy one hamburge j i receive second free} i I 1 i J Dining room only I L • r 600 Torrence A jLansing, IL 6043 ($12) 474-0300 »-• — 1 ! expires Oct. 15,19881 Advertisements 241 Buy one hamburger rlcieve second free 600 Torrence Av ansing, IL 60438 wptres Oct 15, 1988 1 102 Columbus Dr. East Chicago, In. 46312 397-5020 Dr. Gerald I. Zucker 8144 Calumet Ave. Munster 836-1550 242 Advertisements Act in When in need of a waste disposal system that is quick and efficient, Actin is the one for you. Sen- iors Michele Bartok and Susie Riebe display a company truck and are ready to assist with any need. Inc. While looking for the perfect ball alumnus Mark Macenski thinks about his upcoming game. Hav- ing fun with friends or just passing time Munster Lanes provides entertainment for anyone. 8000 Calumet Ave. Munster 836-9161 600 W. 81st Street (Rte. 30) Merrillville, In. 46410 769-0808 719 Ridge Road Munster 836-8000 FOOD BEVERAGE EMPORIUM 1734 45th Ave. Munster 924-6630 Alan N. Gordon 924-8012 Secretively, admirers drop many subtle That special some- one catches your eye. You stare hope- lessly, all the while thinking of a way to let him know. Every- one went through this dilemma at some time in their life when they had to plan a strategy to let someone know the way they felt. Students used different methods to let the opposite sex know that they liked them. “I let a guy know I like him by flirting big time,” senior Susie Riebe stated, “but if he doesn’t pick up on it, I’ll have a friend fix us up,” she added. Friends were always good people to turn to for help, but some stu- dents wanted to get a message across by themselves. “I would send a girl a rose 2 or 3 days in a row with a short note,” senior John Mikalian stated, “but if she didn’t get the hint, then she probably wouldn’t be worth knowing,” he added. Still there were those people who were brave enough to go up to a per- son they liked and tell him or her straight out. “I let a guy know I like him by tellin g him myself. Even though it’s forward, I know that he gets the point,” stated sophomore Jean Kowalski. Whether it was telling a person di- rectly or having someone else do it, everyone had their own way of let- ting that special someone know they were liked. How to do it better 243 Advertisements The Mercantile National Bank of Indiana 1 915 Ridge Road Munster 933-3950 Member F.D.I.C. Opening an account with branch manager Cynthia Elmore, sophomores Don Fesko and Mark Farinas put their money in hands they can trust. Students found Mercantile National Bank a reliable bank in which to invest their money. 244 Advertisements Calumet National Bank Member F.D.I.C. 750 Ridge Road Munster 836-6190 If you want a reliable and efficient bank to manage your money, Calumet National Bank is the one. With its 24-hour access service this full service bank makes it convenient to make deposits and apply for small loans. Best wishes to Terry Kish Associated AGENCIES, INC. A Full Service Insurance Agency 651 W. Washington • Chicago, IL • (312) 707-9000 Impact Travel 619 Ridge Road Munster 836-4330 or (800) 882-1652 Free Ticket Delivery ALTAIR Advanced Planning and Promotions P.O. BOX 1766 Highland 46322 Residential Rental Property Consultants President James Banach, and Rental property Manager Jason Banach, dis- cuss do’s and don’ts of company car use. Burns Kish Funeral Home 8415 Calumet Avenue Munster 836-5000 While gathering around the front lawn of Burns Kish Funeral Home, junior Mary Kate Kish takes pride in the family business along with the support of juniors Jennifer Bertag- nolli, Debbie Payne, Margo Cohen, and senior Jay Dye. If in need of funeral services, Burns Kish Funeral Home can supply comforting as- sistance. I The Gourmet Popcorn Shop For Your Party Needs Fund Raisers Special Flavors 640 Ridge Road Munster 836-2676 836-corn KOHLER PLUMBING PRODUCTS MIL-NE SUPPLY CO. Milne Supply Co. 538 Ridge Road Munster 836-9006 For everything from bathroom supplies to fau- cets to the kitchen sink, Milne Supply Com- pany has it. Supporting his family’s business alumnus Tim Milne carries on the tradition. Fraser Binders and Indexes Point of purchase Folders. Portfolios. Covers Business cases Software , A V and Multi-media packaging Promotion kits Premiums and Incentives Custom and In-stock 7550 West 100th Place Bridgeview, IL 60455 (312) 430-3201 Quality since 1945 246 Advertisements Putting away one of the many party favors sold at Maria ' s Hallmark store owner Marla Gomez tries to find a place for it in the shelf. Maria ' s Hallmark carries a variety of gift ideas ranging from fudge and jelly bellies to cards for any occasion. Maria’s • • I • • -||aMWuv 923 Ridge Road Munster 836-5025 Hair Fashions by Charles 120 Griffith Blvd. Griffith 46319 924-6677 Hair Salon For Women Men and Children Colors -n- Coverings 15 Ridge Road Munster 836-8337 As she points out a nice design, junior Karyn Dahlsten helps junior Kim Hesek pick out the perfect wallpaper for her room. For paint, wallpaper, or drapery Colors-n-Coverings has a wide variety of colors and prints. Students use groveling to get parents’ “But why?” “Because I’m your mother and I said so!” This was a re- sponse that various students heard when they were given a reason for not be- ing able to do something which they had already planned. “My mom never really gives me a straight reason as to why I can’t do something. She just says ‘because I said so’,” stated junior Rich Myer. Several students devised special techniques to get their parents to let them do what they wanted. “I usual- ly tell my parents that I will watch my brothers some night that my parents want to go out so I can go and do what I want that night,” said sopho- more Debbie Rybicki. Another technique often used was lying or changing the story around to tell parents what they wanted to hear. “When my parents tell me I can ' t go to a party, I lie and tell them I am going to a friend’s house to watch movies; but, I go to the party any- way,” said senior Terry Kish. Other students felt that talking to their parents about their plans was the best solution, even if their par- ents disagreed. " After I’ve talked to my friends about our plans, I ' ll go and discuss them with my parents. Al- though they don ' t always agree and approve with our plans, I respect the decision they make,” explained freshman Julie McGill. Although students might have felt that they were missing out on some- thing, they tried to keep in mind that their parents were only looking out for their best interests. How to do it better ! Advertisements 247 — Munster High School Booster Club members provide welcomed support for school athletic teams and organizations, as well as school activities. Booster Club Mustang 500 Club David Allen Dr. Leslie Bombar Richard Deignan Jo Dunning Richard Dunning Edinger Plumbing Dr. Henry Giragos Irv Lang James Koufos Victor Kirsch Pete Largus Don Lee Pat Norton In Memory of Robert Norton James Price James Dye Joe Yukich Dr. John Gustaitis Red and White 300 Club David Allen Dr. Leslie Bombar Robert Cantwell Carpetland, U.S.A. James Cerajewski Dr. Albert Costello Richard Deignan Jo Dunning Richard Dunning James Dye Edinger Plumbing Dr. Henry Giragos Dr. John Gustaitis Mr. Mrs. Donald Harle Irv Lang Don Johnson James Koufos George Kiernan Victor Kirsch Pete Largus Dr. Herbert Lautz Don Lee Mrs. H. Montes Pat Norton In Memory of Robert Norton James Price Bob Sannito Dr. Jerry Smith Dr. Mrs. Stover Neil Tanis Joseph Wleklinski Emil Willman Joe Yukich Munster F.O.P. Lodge John MaryLou Mybeck 248 Advertisements Congratulations to the graduating CLASS OF 1988 May the rewards of your hard work fulfill your dreams and produce desire toward greater achievement. 900 Ridge Road • Homewood, IL 60430 • (312)-799-4400 Linden Group Inc. Ar chitects Planners Mr. Mrs. Ray A. Anderson Mr. Mrs. Don Apato Mr. Mrs. Spiro Arethas Mr. Mrs. S. Asch Dr. Mrs. Richard P. Auburn Mr. Mrs. Joe Autry Shank Dharini Balajee Mr. Mrs. Fred H. Beckman Jr. Hersh Benet Engraving Frank Sue Berzinis Louis Therese Biedron Mr. Mrs. Dennis H. Biggerstaff Mr. Mrs. Tom Billings Michael S. Bittner Dr. Mrs. David Blaine Mr. Mrs. John R. Blair Mr. Mrs. Thomas F. Boyden Dr. Mrs. Bukata Calumet Monument, Inc. Joan Jim Cerajewski Dr. Mrs. Maurice Checroun Mr. Mrs. Richard Cook Mr. Mrs. Larry W. DeBoar Thomas Drake Family Mr. Mrs. John Dunn Mr. Mrs. James W. Dye Margaret Michael Dywan Mark Sandy Dywan Mr. Mrs. Dell R. Erickson Dr. Mrs. Cirilo T. Farinas Tim Frankie Fesko Gretchen Bob Fleming Tom Margo Franko -Patrons- Mary Dave Gedmin George Concrete Co., Inc. Dr. Mrs. John Gustaitis Marianne Dean H. Hall Harbison Family Mr. Mrs. Robert M. Hess Rick Pam Hollis Mr. Mrs. Keith Huard Dr. Mrs. James E. Hulett Ed Arlyne Jacobsen Mr. Mrs. Irwin Janovsky Mr. Mrs. Don B. Kaye Mr. Mrs. Joseph Kicho Jerry Sharon Koziatek Sandra Kras Thomas Phyllis Krull Mr. Mrs. Ronald Lomey Dr. Mrs. Jose Mapalad Mr. Mrs. Michael Micenko Blanchard Caroline Mickel Evelyn Miranda Eric Pam Mowitz Mr. Mrs. Joseph Novotny Mr. Mrs. Robert C. Nowaczyk Mr. Mrs. Ted Oberc Ron Margit O’Conner Dr. Mrs. D.A. Patel Larry, Shirley, Sherrie ' 83, Sheila ' 86 and Sharon ' 89 Pavol Jim Theresa Pawelko Dick Helen Payne Brad Cindy Piniak Steven Barbara Preslin Parent Teacher Group Mr. Mrs. T.J. Renwald James Barbara Revercomb Mr. Mrs. Tim Ribble Mr. Mrs. Leonard Rothschild Mr. Mrs. Herbert Rueth David Ryband Family Mike Mary Jo Saksa Corky, Connie Tina Schmidt Jim Jean Schreiner The Semchuck Family Dr. Mrs. R.L. Shah Tam Joe Simonetto Katica N. Sorak M.D. Mr. Mrs. Len Sparber Mr. Mrs. John Spicer Ted Mary Springer Dr. Mrs. Mervin Stover Dr. Mrs. Napolean Tabion Dr. Mrs. Juan P. Tan Congratulations! John Rose Theis In Memory Of James Torreano Sr. Dr. Mrs. George V. Tsoutsouris Dr. Mrs. Tsuyoshi Toyana Mr. Mrs. Jack Uylaki Deanne Wachel Dr. Mrs. T. Wang Mr. Mrs. Jerry F. Williams Mr. Mrs. James L. Yarovsky E. Dean Young Bob Joni Zurad 249 Advertisements Index Catch all people, activities, clubs, sports and business that made 1 988 a year to catch up on. Catch some fit ction at the Regional football game Academic Counseling, Inc. 214 Academics Divider 50. 51 Academy of Word Processing 236 Accidents 32.33 Ace Hardware 220 Actin, Inc. 242 Activities Divider 6. 7 Adams. Brooklyne 181 Adich. Mrs. Agnes 232 Adich. Dana 102. 188. 189. 191 Adich, Diane 16. 32. 49. 94. 167, 177. 178 Adoba. Nathan 147. 197 Administration 204. 205 Ads Divider 210. 211 Advani. Raveen 181 Agness. Marybeth 90. 181 Agnew. Tia 43. 87. 197 AJ Express 217 Alan N. Gordon O.D. Inc. 243 Alexander ' s Restaurant 223 Aflf, Miss Julie 206 All Dolled Up 36. 37 All over But the Shouting 46. 47 All Set and Ready to Go 8. 9 All the Rage 48. 49 Almase. Conrad 83. 99. 103. 167 Al ' s Diner 241. 242 Altair 245 Alonzo. Melissa 34. 188 American Savings and Loan 220 Ames. Joel 197 Amptmeyer. Becky 197 Anaszewicz. Sue 14. 22. 73, 83. 103, 167. 178 Andershak. Michael 62, 79. 80. 94. 99, 102. 146. 167 Anderson. Lori 94. 99. 102, 118. 119. 138. 167. 213 Anderson. Margery 151. 188 Anderson Motors. Inc. 213 Andreani. Louise 79. 80. 100, 181 Andreshak, Brian 135. 188 Another Unnecessary Extravagance 236 Anthony. Mark 79. 181 AP Kids Aren’t Nerds 62. 63 Apato. Geoffrey 65. 197, 214 Apato. Todd 181 Arent. Elizabeth 188 Arent. Joseph 74. 181 Arethas. Peter 32. 83. 112, 161. 167 Arevalo, Julio 110, 155. 181 Arges. Dimitri 79. 167 Argus. Kristen 131. 197 Arlen, David 69. 181 Asbury Pancake Hosue 213 Asking for a Date 214. 215 Attracting Dates 242. 243 Atwood. Jennifer 99. 162, 181 Auburn. Cindy 102. 181 Auburn. Mary Autry. Nick 21. 22. 83. 181 Catch your reath sprinting to class at the minute bell Bachan. Deborah 188. 215 Bacino. Julie 83. 167 Baciu. Emily 45. 131, 197 Baciu. Lisa 83. 94. 121. 128. 130. 131. 160. 181 Bagull. Mike 66. 155, 197 Bainbridge, David 155. 181 Bair. Thomas 127. 167 Baker. Gregory 188 Baker. Jennifer 77. 92. 181 Balajee. Sonali 83. 94. 181 Bale. Deana 188 Ballenger, Robert 127. 181 Ballou. Michael 80. 188 Balon. Ed 110. 155. 181 Balon. Mark 197. 200 Baltista, Nancy 209 Banach. Mr. James 246 Banach. Jason 80. 94. 197. 246 Banas. Jeff 155. 181 Banas. Kim 197 Banas. Mr Paul 135. 155 Baradzeij, Kevin 155. 181 Barber. David 197 Barber. Michael 167 Baretz. Julie 34. 36. 181. 225 Barlow. Tristana 100. 188 Barsic. Brooke 197 Barsic. Shaun 21. 71. 152. 155. 162. 167. 220 Bartok. David 188 Bartok. Michele 167. 239 Baseball 152. 153. 154. 155 Basketball, Boys’ 132. 133. 134. 135 Basketball. Girls’ 128. 129. 130. 131 Bateson. Elizabeth 188 Battista, Michael 84. 181 Battle of the Bands 26. 27 Bawden. Mr. James 204 Becchino. Robert 181 Beckman. Rogan 188 Beckman. Susan 67. 143. 181 Behling. Chris 116. 117. 144 Beiriger. Dave 83. 112 Bell. Craig 80. 197 Bendis. Thomas 31, 188 Bennett, Lynn 181 Bennett. William 188 Benoit, Robert 197 Beratis. Peter 127. 181 Berbeco. Paul 181 Beres. Jennifer 83. 84. 100. 181 Berkowicz. Jeanine 18. 73. 181 Bernat. Richard 102. 188 Bertagnolli, Jennifer 17. 181. 226. 246 Berzinis. Ben 197 Bibler, Anne 79. 80. 92. 130. 131. 181 Biedron. Vincent 181 Biesen. Jean 209 Biggerstaff. Hope 48. 188 Big Red Sports 227 Billings, Bronwyn 4, 62. 83. 87. 100. 102. 181. 203 Bittner. Lauren 94. 167 Blackmun. Ellen 128. 131. 188 Blaesing. Mary 17. 83. 106. 107. 164. 167 Blaine, Gina 2. 78. 83. 181 Blair. Kathleen 2. 90. 188. 189 Blazevich. Steven 197 Blees. Kristine 36. 90. 120. 121. 197 Blesic. Sonia 167 Blonski. Lawrence 197 Bochnowski. Ed 110 Bodefeld. Brent 153, 155. 181 Boehm. Erica 36. 80. 188. 191. 238 Boehm. Karl 27. 72. 79. 92. 127, 147. 197. 219 Bogdan. Mary 209 Bognar. Joseph 92. 188 Bogumil. Robert 110. 188 Bohlin, Carl 167 Boilek, Rebecca 90. 100. 197 Bomberger. Kevin 16. 44. 45. 83. 87. 110. 167 Bomberger. Lauren 12. 80. 90. 197. 203 Bornf. Jason 80. 94. 127. 155. 197 Bostick. Barry 188 Bowen. Pat 181 Boyden. Tom 94. 135. 149. 167 Boyle. Kelly 96. 121. 197 Brakebill. Scott 88. 167 Brasovan. Helena 181 Brauer. Pat 167 Braun, Mrs. Phyllis 206 Braver. Christopher 188 Bremer. Donald 80. 92. 96. 127, 181 Brenman. Jeremy 87. 96. 100. 188. 195. 198. 211 Brennan. Sally 91. 99. 103, 118. 119. 167. 225 Brennan. Sean 26. 167 Breuker, Jamie 64. 83. 90. 167 Breuker. Jill 197 Briar Ridge Pro Shop 231 Brietzke. Laura 17. 188 Broadwell. Dr. Anthony 205 Brom. Ann 188 Brous. James 181 Brown. Larissa 188 Brozovic, Michael 88. 110. 167 Brtos. Jennifer 167. 218 Brumm’s Blommin’ Barn 219 Bryant. Chris 68. 155. 164. 188 Bryant, Darren 181 Bucko. Theresa 209 Budget Sign Shop 230 Bukata. Laura 90. 188. 189 Bukata. Pablo 31. 79. 80. 91. 92. 94. 100. 102. 149. 167 Bukorovic, Natasha 92. 188 Bukowski. Jennifer 197 Bunny ' s Beauty Salon 234 Buono, Deborah 79. 84. 181 Burbich. Mrs. Elaine 206 Burns-Kish Funeral Home 246 Bushwackers Hair Design 220 Butner. Stephanie 188 Buyer. Jawson 146, 188 Buying Gifts 230. 231 Catch a C old in sub-zero weather Cabrera. Mr. Jerry 149. 158, 159 Cabrera. Jerry 36. 37. 83. 102. 149. 167. 178 Cabrera. Larry 72. 73. 149. 160. 181. 216 Caddick. William 79. 197 Call. Beth 57. 197 Callahan, Denise 29. 167 Calligan. Mike 132. 135. 157, 167 CALUMET CONSTRUCTION 234 CALUMET NATIONAL BANK 245 Camino, Patricia 22. 167, 178 Camire. Martin 24. 188 Camire. Noel 12. 117, 181 Campbell, Donovan 167 Cantu. Alfredo 181 Caparelli, Marie 209 Capic. Frank 92, 197 Cardenas. Eunice 45. 100. 167. 177 Carlos, Ilona 24. 63. 83. 96, 181 Carlos. Victor 181 Carlson. Jennifer 188 Carlson. Scott 197 Carnagy. Jay 60. 110. 188 Carrara. Christina 25. 100. 181 Cars Driving 32. 33 Carter. Dave 137 Cashman, Jeremy 181 Cashman, Nathan 197 Casper. Christopher 58. 69. 135. 181 Catching On 50. 51 Catch The Fever 6. 7 Caught Competing 96. 97. 98. 99 Caught Doing Time 100. 101. 102. 103 Caught Having Fun 86. 87. 88. 89 Caught in a Different World 92. 93. 94. 95 Caught in the Act 76. 77 Caught in the Limelight 90. 91 Caught Performing 82. 83. 84. 85 Caught Servicing 78. 79. 80. 81 Center Stage 235 Cerajewski, Steve 2. 110. 137. 181 Certified Driving School 233 Certified Investment Companies 221, 224 Cha. Grace 90. 99. 181 Chandak. Rachana 197 Chandak. Rachita 188 Chang. Gene 10. 15. 18, 83. 87. 90. 92. 96. 181 Champion, Cammi 13, 84. 167 Checroun. Tammy 188 Cheek. Sean 80. 197 Cheerleaders 106. 107 Chelich, Mr. Chuck 122 Chen. James 100. 102. 110. 137, 188 Chen, Lisa 50. 96. 100. 181. 186 Chen. Thomas 137, 188 Chen. Timothy 137. 197 Chevigny, Jenna 94. 121. 131, 159. 181 Chevigny, Julianne 26. 90, 102. 106. 107. 167. 170 Chiaro. Dan 167 Chicago 20. 21 Chilukun. Suneel 197 Chioros. Anthy 81. 84. 181 Choosing a College 234, 235 Christ. Tim 188 Christopoulos. Anna 84, 167 Chronowski. Chris 84. 167 Chronowski. Helen 9. 121. 197 Chughtai. Ayesha 167 Ciesar, Heather 167 Ciesar, Michelle 167 Cipich. Joseph 126. 127, 181 Cipich. Robert 188 Clapman. Jodi 18, 167. 211. 213, 214 Clark. Bill 209 Clark, Brent 16. 188 Clark. Nelson 206 Clark. Phil 42 Classes that Help in the Future 56. 57. 58. 59 Claustre. Amy 90. 99. 188. 189. 195 Clean rooms 30. 31 Clements. Anthony 197 Clements. Joann 167 Clubs Divider 76. 77 Cody. John 197 Cohen, Adam 109. 155. 197 Cohen, Daniel 181 Cohen, Margo 33, 102, 181. 226. 239, 246 Colakovic, Maya 131. 197 Colakovich. Nick 181 Cole. Cindy 188. 195 Colors-n-Coverings 247 Commercial Auto and Truck Supply 213 Community Sports Leagues 156. 157 Comstock. Kraig 84. 181 Concert Tickets 176, 177 Concialdi, Doug 116. 117 Conklin. Laurie 197 Conley. Kim 188 Conning parents 246. 247 Connor. George 137, 167, 178 Cook. Mrs Karen 102. 106, 211 Cook. Patrick 188 Cook, Randy 1. 83. 168 Cook, Ron 214 Cooper. Laura 188 Coppage, Mr. Hal 135. 155, 169 Corley. Kyle 127. 197 Courtney ' s 230 Cowgill. Bill 80 Crary. JoMary 14. 88. 94. 102. 168 Creviston. Tracy 68. 90. 107. 188 Crist. Cindy 188 Crist. Jeff 126. 127. 159. 181. 182, 219 Crist. Kandi 188 Croneworth. Cookie 209 Cronin, Brian 197 Cronin, Kelly 79. 131, 188 Crosscountry. Boys ' 116. 117 Crosscountry. Girls ' 114. 115 Croston. Timothy 79. 80. 197 Crowel. Angela 80. 90. 181 Crowel. April 80. 90. 197 Cuban. Bob 196. 197 Cumming. Russel 197 Curran, Neil 197 Curran. Sean 168 Customized Transportation. Inc. 213 Czapkowicz. John 55. 74. 197 Czapkowicz. Paul 181 Czapla. Connie 94, 151, 168 Catch my rift from “faced " to " That ' s cool " Dahlsten, Karyn 94. 151. 181. 247 Darnell. Brian 28, 181 Daros. Chip 155, 197 Darrington. Amy 188 Darrow. Leslie 107, 188 Dartt. Mrs. Kathy 186 Dauksza. Brian 181 Davidson. Jack 13. 84. 183 Davis. Vicki 188 Deal, Mark 135. 188 Deboer. Derek 197 Dechantal, Lynn 22. 102. 168. 178 Dechantel. Jeff 155, 135. 197 Decola. Lisa 64. 122. 188 Dedelow. Allison 39. 94. 102. 106. 107. 151. 183. 226. 239 Dedelow. Jennifer 14. 94, 99. 106, 107. 168 Deem. Wendy 168 Deignan. Owen 19, 73. 134. 135. 183 Dennis. Tonya 90. 100. 197 Depa. Janet 197 Dereamer. Tammy 88. 92. 94. 102. 168 Deren. Becky 12, 80, 107. 188 DeRolf. Rita 209 Desancis, Sasha 27, 197 Dole. Robert 92 Deutch. Jeff 188 Diamond, Chris 197 Diamond. Eric 168. 229 Dickerhoff. Suzanne 80. 94, 102. 168 Diczi. Christine 80. 90. 188 Dillard. Alan 28. 84. 183. 184. 231 Dimitrof. Darcie 102. 168. 176 Dinga. Crissy 122. 123, 151. 168. 214 Djrodjevich. Dan 168 Doherty. Mr. John 110, 128 Doing Er rands 31. 30 Dolatowski. Don 188 Dolatowski. Jeff 21. 183 Dombrowski. Dan 110. 155. 197 Dominik. Denise 80. 188 Domino’s Pizza 235 Don Powers Agency, Inc. 215 Douglas. Miss Ginger 206 Dragomer. Robert 188 Dragomer. Sharon 197 Dragos. Jason 19. 148. 149. 183, 184. 185. 200. 239 Dragos. Lisa 9. 21. 90. 183. 200 Dragos. Nick 163, 188 Dragos. Mrs. Tina 158 Dreike. Heike 92. 183. 207 Dryjanski. James 110. Ill, 137, 168 Drzewiecki, Robin 183 Dudek, Anne 197 Dulaney, Kim 188 Dumaresg, Adam 188 Dunn, Laura 8, 121, 188 Durham. Nancy 197 Duron, Tina 92, 197 Durta, Rodney 188 Dye. Jay 14. 88. 168. 246 Dywan, Chris 22, 110. 168. 222 Dywan, Lisa 79. 80. 94. 99. 102, 103, 168 Dywan. Renee 197 Catch the E xtremes of new wave to hard rock music East. Eric 49. 87. 188. 195 Echterling. Jeff 79. 197 Edington. Mr. John 206 Efron Efron 229 Efron. Matt 168. 222. 229. 233 El-Bakri, Acile 188 Eldridge. Gary 109. 110. 157. 168 Eldridge. Katie 90. 131, 138. 151, 197 Ellison. Thomas 137. 183 Elman, Mrs. Linda 52. 206 Elmire, Ms. Cynthia 244 Elwood. Paul 16 Engle. Jennifer 87. 92. 100. 197 Engle. Tim 100, 183 Engstrom, Mrs. Helen 206 Ensley. David 6. 79. 168. 169 Equipment for Learning 64. 65 Erikson. Duane 68. 69. 196. 197 Erickson. Michael 100, 168 Etienne. Donnell 84. 137. 183 Etter, Barbara 48. 71, 188 Etter. Wendy 168. 207 Eurotan 218 Ewers. Deanna 122. 199 Ewing. Beth 84. 183 Catch a F ■ e risbee instead of eating lunch Fabia, Diana 188 Babisiak, Richard 84, 110, 168 Faculty 206. 207. 208. 209 Falaschetti, Anthony 183 Falaschetti. Pollyanna 188 Fandrei. Robin 29. 94. 88. 168 Fant. Michael 80. 199 Farinas. Mark 34. 90. 102. 110, 188, 244 Fariss. Jenn 98. 166. 168 Feeney. James 188 Fefferman, Andrea 20. 93. 102. 190 Fehring, Lisa 14. 68. 183 Feltzer. Jeff 127, 183 Ferguson. Rhonda 183 Fesko. Donald 135. 190. 219. 244 Fesko. Mrs. Frankie 39. 106 Fesko. Heather 36. 87. 91. 94. 96. 107. 183. 215 Fiegle. Lisa 121. 128. 129, 190 Fiegle. Nicole 84. 168 Fierek, Tom 168 First National Bank of East CHicago 232 Flynn. Dan 168 Fleck, Leanne 121, 131, 190 Fleming. Katie 6, 19, 45. 102. 182. 183 Flickinger, Keri 90, 102, 190. 195 Floutsis, Alexander 199 Foltz. Andrea 21. 23. 90. 199. 203, 211 Foltz. Jason 34. 183 Football 108. 109. 100, 111 Football Moms 106, 107 Forburger, Patrick 33, 135, 189, 190 Ford. Megan 90, 100. 199 Foreit, Chris 183 Fortener, Cassie 168. 174 Fortener. William 199 Fortin, Victor 117, 137. 183 Fortner, Mr. Don 9. 21. 56. 91. 206 Fox, Rick 168 Franciski, Jeff 80. 199 Franciskovich.d Karla 142. 163. 183 Franciskovich. Stacy 91, 94, 99. 168 Frankevicius, Lisa 92. 96. 199 Frank, Michelle 168 Frank, Myron 199 Franklin. Mr. Dave 110. 206 Franko, Aaron 110, 136. 137, 155, 183 Franko. Deena 189, 190 Frankovich.d Amy 94. 183 Frankovich Company 238 Frankovich, Jennifer 37. 79. 87. 94. 99. 168 Fraser 246 Fraser. Amy 11. 87. 94, 183. 215 Frederick. Erika 79. 168. 211. 231 Freshmen 196. 197. 198. 199. 200. 201. 202. 203 Frigo, Melissa 190 Fromm, Neal 199 Frost, John 190 Catch the ossip after a three- day weekend Gailmard Eye Care Center 216 Gailmard. Ryan 21, 25. 54. 88. 110. 157. 183. 216 Gainer Bank 241 Galvin. Jo 22. 122. 189. 190 Gambetta. Katheryn 122. 183 Gamboa, Salvador 183 Gardberg, Brooke 48. 90. 199. 231 Gardberg. Nicole 182, 183. 231 Gardner. Jamie 14, 64, 198. 199 234, 236 Garza, Saul 18. 110, 137, 190 Garza, Toni 49. 168. 178 Garzinski, Ray 183 Gavrilla. Marcela 183 Gavrilos. Yvonne 84. 183 Gedmin. Jason 127, 183 George. Dan 59. 96. 110, 190 Gerdt. Kevin 190 250 Index Gershman, Jennifer 30, 90, 190, 214 Gerson. Jeff 96. 100. 127, 190 » Getting Pulled Over 32. 33 Ghrist, Tim 79, 199 Giannini, Arthur 110, 183 Giannini, Mary 96. 199 Giba, Scott 110. 155, 190 Gibbs, billy 56, 117, 135, 190 Gibbs, Joseph 127, 189, 199 Gibbs. Kelly 84, 183 Gifford, Amy 90. 131, 151. 183 Gill, Jennifer 122, 151, 199 Gill. Michelle 190 Gill, Timothy 16, 19. 190 Gillan, Clay 110, 190 Girot. Gabrielle 71, 90. 102, 131, 151. 162. 199 Gladish, Donna 99, 183 Glass, Deborah 18, 168, 178 Glavin, Ann 183 Gleason, Nicole 190 1 Glendening, Alison 12, 14, 80, 92, 103, 190 Glendening, Brad 14, 102, 183 Glendening, Linette 122, 190 Glennon, Susan 90, 102, 183 Glinski, Dawn 199 Gloff, Christain 88, 168 Gluth, Amy 94, 99, 168 Goldasich, Laura 85, 97, 168 Golden, Damen 199 Golden. Rob 190 Goldschnikl, Leila 209 Goldyn, Sherri 100, 190 Golf, Boys’ 146, 147 Golf, Girls’ 118, 119 The Golf Locker 220 Golubiewski, Nola 168 Gomez. Frank 190 Gomez. Mrs. Maria 247 •} Gonce. Ms. Marge 206 Gont. Rory 190 Gont. Susan 190 Gonzales, Mark 30. 59. 183 Gonzales, Rebecca 183 Goodrich, John 84, 183 Gordon. Julie 190 Gorski, Julie 168 Gossip 18. 19 Gossler, Eric 84, 98. 183 Gossler, Lisa 199 Gourmet Popcorn Shop 246 Gozdecki, Nancy 6, 21. 102, 118, 119. 183 Graboske. Renee 90, 199 Grabski, Joanna 168 Grady, Anthony 23, 88, 168 Grady, Robert 22, 190, 193 Grannack, Nicole 118, 168. 170 Grasty, Leah 199 Graves, Mr. Jeff 62, 63, 77, 80, 92, 93. 95. 97, 102, 164. 206, 209 Gray. Marnie 190 Grbic, Milica Greenfield, Dr. Steven 2, 11, 12, 204 Greer, Ms. Linda 219 Gregory, Kelli 84, 183 Gregory, Monica 183 Griffin, Mrs. Thelma 206 Groff, Ms. Martha 206 Gross, Christopher 79, 84, 168 Grover, Anisha 199 Growitz. Kristin 16, 31, 199 Grskovich, Brian 190 Guadgno, Jason 110, 190 Gualandi, Juanita 190 Guarantee Supply Co., Inc. 220 Guerra. John 27, 44. 88. 171 Guerra. Michael 183 Guiden, Mrs. Ann 206 Guidotti, Greg 183 Gupta, Anjali 79. 92. 182, 183 Gupta, Raymond 83, 92, 99. 102, 103, 112, 113, 171 Gust, Jennifer 25. 122, 123, 183 Gustaitis, Alan 137, 155, 199 Gutierrez. Michael 171 Guzior. Andrew 183 Catch a ackey- sack during lunch eaten c H Haas, Mr. Dennis 155 Hadidian, Mike 190 Hadidian, Richard 199 Hair Fashions by Charles 247 Hahduk, Mark 183 Hall, Adam 199 Hall, Hillary 90. 94, 171. 173 Haller. Mr. Ross Hamilton, Amanda 94, 171 Hamilton, Miss Laurie 151 Hammond Clinic 212 Hammond Lead Products 229 Han, Eileen 31. 56. 94, 183 Han, Richard 96. 190 Handy Andy 223 Hanes. Dina 38, 64, 183 Hanes, Kristen 88, 94, 171 Hankin, Benjamin 9. 199 Hanas, Tony 14 Hanusin, Kevin 87. 190 Harbison, Michelle 122. 199 Hardin, Rani 199 Harding. Chris 19. 55. 149. 183 Harding, Paul 88. 110. 171, 177 Harrington. Chris 137, 149, 190 . Hart, Angela 171 Hastings. Mrs. Nancy 83. 103, 206 Hatfield. Eric Hatmaker, Michael 79. 80, 92, 96. 102, 171 Hauer. Karen 79, 190 Haverstock. Mr. Art 206 Hawkins, Mrs. De 4, 206 Hawkins, Morgan 100. 102, 190 Hayden, Chris 183 Hazlett, Kellie 190 Hegewisch Records 231 Hedyd, Jason 190 Helin. Ann Sofi 171. 191 Helms, Barb 19. 24, 44. 45. 88. 169, 170, 171 Hentia, Irina 79. 90. 92, 100, 190 Herakovich, Adam 147, 199 Herakovich, Saralie 90, 94, 118, 183 Hernandez, Beth 190 Hesek, Kim 151. 183 Hess, Mrs. Linda 205 Hess, Steve 6, 33, 63. 83. 96, 112. 183, 203 Higgins, Susan 83, 88, 106, 107, 171, 173 Highland Department Store 234 Hill, Amanda 139, 216 Hilt, Kara 138 Hinds, Kimberly 190 Hinich, Anna 79. 90, 92, 183 Hinich, Milena 190 Hinshaw, Kim 102, 121, 131, 143, 199 Ho, Victor 190 Hodson, Tara 105, 183 Hoekema, Mary 79, 80, 84, 190 Hoekema, Tim 80. 171 Holland. Brian 155, 1290 Hollis. Tammy 83. 94, 139. 143, 183. 203, 216 Holloway, Dan 183 Holmberg, Mr. Richard 45. 77 , 100, 103, 206 Holtan. Eric 16. 79. 146. 147, 190 Homecoming 10. 11. 12, 13. 14, 15 Hoogeveen. Eric 183 Hoogewerf, John 127, 190 Horvath. Mrs. Maria 206 Houghton. Dawn 57, 84. 183 Houser, Eric 199 Howard and Sons 243 Howard Weinberg M.D. 240 Howerton. Robin 84, 171 How to Do Anything Handbook 210. 211 How to Study 72, 73 Hrej. Ed 199 Huang, Irene 79, 88, 171 Huang. James 79. 183 Huard, Julie 75, 190. 238, 239 Huber, Kari 190 Hudec, Tom 171 Hutsenpillar, Scott 171 Huer, Bob 171, 177 Hughes, Karen 22. 50, 79, 199 Hughes, Kathryn 122, 183, 231 Hughes, Mark 190 Hulett, Amy 42, 43, 94, 183 Hulsey. Ken 183 Hunt. Mr. Dick 128, 130, 131. 206 Hurley, Robert 127, 190 Hybiak, Danielle 90, 183 Catch the I STEPS I to test your | knowledge Impact Travel 245 Innovative Concepts 222 In School Fun 18, 19 Irv Lang Insurance Agency, Inc. 218 Catch the Jukebox quarters pop in as tunes pop out Johnson, Doug 6. 33, 88. 157, 166, 171 Johnson, Greg 199 Johnson, Jackie 79. 90. 92, 121. 151, 183 Johnson, Jennifer 80. 100, 190 Johnson. Jodie 88. 98. 99, 171 Jones, Jennifer 190 Jones, John 149, 171 Jones, Renee 199 Jones. Steve 110. 145. 190 Joros, Ruth 209 Joseph. Mrs. Cheryl 199 Joseph, John 84, 183 Jostes, Chris 84. 183 Jucknowski, Lori 84, 171 Jukebox 26. 27 Juniors 180, 181. 182. 183, 184, 185, 186. 187 Jurgenson, Karen 171 Justak, Jeff 190 Catch the K ernel of fresh popcorn from the microwave Kaegebein, Traci 183 Kain, Rob 84. 155. 183 Kalbfell, Gerald 199 Kaluf, Ellyce 183 Kalwa sinski, John 80, 199 Kammer, Andrew 199 Kane, Joann 209 Kang. Paul 66, 100. 102, 199 Karluk, Martha 209 Karnes. Ms. Marcia Kernaghan. Mr. Don 50, 209 Karol. Stephen 92, 96, 102. 171 Karr. Jim 112. 113, 135. 149. 182. 183 Karr. William 149. 199 Karulski, Karen 84. 92. 102, 185 Karzas, Kevin 138 Kasper. Brian 29. 58, 78, 84, 146, 147, 185 Katris, Alexandra 171 Kaye, Michelle 190 Kectnan, Boban 96, 127, 199 Kecman. Sasa 92, 127, 190 Keil, Dr. Martin 205 Keilman, Lawrence 190 Keilman. Richelle 190 Keown, Rhonda 185 Kelchak, Jay 96. 199 Kemock, Kerri 199 Kemp. Bob 144. 185 Kemp. Sean 127, 199 Kender, Darlene 6. 21. 102, 121, 182, 185 Kennedy. Michael 79, 190 Keown, Rhonda 84, 185 Key Markets 218 Kicho, James 185 Kicho, Joseph 171 Kieft, Jacqueline 171 Kieltyka, Andrew 190 Kilgore, Charles 185 Kim. Helen 67, 79. 94, 100, 171 Kim, John 25. 80. 87, 90, 96, 190 Kim, Sharon 185 Kim, Paul 109 Kim, Young 199 Kime, Natalie 199 King, Mr. Jack 206 King. Josh 90. 99, 171, 223 Kirincic, Vesna 92. 185 Kis, John 190 Kis, Matthew 190 Kisel, Joe 185 Kish. Mary Kate 14, 33, 66, 124, 185, 246 Kish, Michelle 90. 96, 199 Kish. Terry 80. 94, 171 Kiszenia. Christopher 190 Klaich.d John 185 Klee, Mr. Jack 226 Klee. Melissa 11, 14. 22. 24, 83, 185 Kloeckner. Brenda 190 Knight. James 190 Knight. Joe 38, 39. 62, 83, 110. 170, 171 Knish. Mr. Dave 133. 134, 135 Kocal. Greg 79. 190 Kocal, Mr. Lawrence 205 Koch. James 84. 185 Kochis. Russel 80. 198, 199 Koepke. Mrs. Carol 234 Koepke, Debbie 84, 171, 178 Koh. Micheal 199 Kolb. Yvette 190 Kolloway, Micheal 79, 190 Kolpfell. Gerald 156. 199 Konkoly, Steven 30. 100. 127. 160, 161, 185 Konyu. Mike 185 Konyu, Mrs. Sharon 217 Konyu, Tim 80, 199 Kopenec, Steve 79, 199 Kortenhoven. John 84, 185 Kosenka, Sarah 190 Kotis. Stephanie 74. 84, 182. 185 Kounelis, Toula 94, 131, 171 Kowalski, Dana 199 Kowalski, Jean 80. 190, 243 Kozak, Tracie 122, 185 Kozanda, Christine 84, 185 Koziatek, Kim 39. 135, 171 Koziatek, Tim 155, 199 Koziatek, Traci 107, 192 Kozlowski, Joyce 171 Kozlowski, Judy 171, 227 Krajnik, Joe 185 Kralj, Dejan 26, 44. 184, 185. 186 Krameric, Laura 59, 94. 171 Kraynik, Lisa 17, 118. 128, 131. 185 Krieger, Adam 155, 185 Krol, Karyn 2, 90, 122, 199 Krol, Natalie 2, 92. 102, 199 Krihaj. Chris 199 Krull, Tara 79, 122, 199 Krupinski, Karin 96, 102, 199 Krusinowski. Robert 84, 171 Kumiega, Kim 99. 100. 185 Kunkel, Karen 2, 83, 87, 90, 185 Kutkoski. Gregory 185 Kwak. Aeri 90, 192 Kwak, Sinae 96. 185 Kwasny. Jeff 28, 68. 171, 231 Catch the melight at the Honors Night Program Ladwig, Brian 137. 192 Jabaay, Dawn 199, 200 Jabaay, Lori 190 Jabaay, Lisa 79, 92, 190 Jacobsen, Cyndi 122, 183 Jain, Vijay 79, 80, 92, 94, 100, 102, 171 James, Bill 209 Jankus, Sean 199 Janovsky, Barry 171, 235 Janusonis, Jennifer 6, 183. 223 Janusonis, Joe 199, 223 Jarett, Kirk 190 Javate, Emanuel 80. 92. 94. 96, 102, 112, 113, 171 Javate, Ron 79. 92. 96. 100, 112. 183 Jen, George 80. 171 Jen. Micheal 190 Jenkins. Elizabeth 199 Jennings, Tom 171 Jepsen, Mr. Jon 127, 158, 199 Jerich, Kevin 52. 102, 190 Jiminez, John 79, 80. 92. 94. 96. 171 John Hodson Coins 238 Johns, Tom 26, 88. 166. 171 Johnson, Mrs. Barbara 16, 62, 151, 199 Johnson, Brad 190 Colophon One scorching July week, five editors and two staff members with Don MacClean ' s " American Pie” on mind, shipped down to the Ball State Journalism Workshops in search of journalistic excellence and creative inspira- tion. There they discovered a “catchy " theme phrase using the school colors: Caught Red- Handed. After selling the theme to 52 staff members, they all united to catch 1193 stu- dents at their best. The 256 paged “Caught Red Handed, " volume 23 of Paragon was printed by Herff Jones Yearbooks in Montgomery, AL with a press run of 1 000 copies. Yearbooks cost $1 8 during for 2 weeks and rose to $25. The staff-designed, laminated cover was a four color lithograph, using 160 point binders. The book was smythe sewn, rounded and backed. The book was printed on 80 lb Bordeaux paper. All body type was 1 0 pt. News Gothic. Captions were set in 8 pt. News Gothic with the first word in 10 pt. News Gothic Bold and the first letter in 18 pt. News Gothic Bold. Opening, division and closing copy was in 12 pt. News Gothic. Headlines were set in Format Huxley Vertical and Gillies Gothic Bold. Captions were set in 8 pt. News Gothic with the large initial letter in Huxley Vertical that was shot twice and off-registered to cre- ate a 30% Black Shadow. Activities section used Future Bold, Gil- lies Gothic Light with 18 pt. News Gothic sub- heads. Activities sidebar headlines featured News Gothic faces. Academics headlines were in Caslon No. 540. The lead-in to the main head was in Chelsea Black reversed, while the subhead was in News Gothic Italic. Body copy and myths were designed and set on Macintosh computers. The Organizations section used News Gothic and Eurostyle Bold Condensed in 60% Black for both the headlines and pulled quotes. The first paragraph of all Sports copy was set in 12 pt. News Gothic. Fall sports headlines had mainheads in Avant Garde Gothic with Avant Garde Book subheads Winter sports headlines were in Caslon with Helvetica subheads, while Spring sports main heads use Helvetica with Century Schoolbook Italic subheads. Sports mini- mag headlines were in varying sizes of Kor- rina and Korrina Italic except for the dominant stories which have Century Nova main head- lines and Chelsea Light Italic subheads The senior spreads in the People sec- tion had main headlines in Encore Formatt type with Univers Medium subheads. Faculty spreads featured Mistral label heads in 60% Black with a 1 0% Black shadow with main- heads in Avant Garde Book. The Underclass mini mag used a variety of Times Roman faces. Root photographers of 1131 West Sh- eridan Road, in Chicago, IL, photographed all faculty and student portraits and most club group shots, while the majority of the candid photos were taken by staff photographers. In close, we would like to extend our thanks to Mr. George Kingsley for his assis- tance in the technicalities, David Bainbridge for his computer wizardry, Mr. Dave Russell for his life-saving team group shot reprints, the local fast-food restaurants for preventing our anorexia, and most of all Mrs. Nancy Hastings for her time, energy, and friendship ' through all the deadlines. Index 251 Lake Professional Pharmacy 241 Lalich. Matthew 199 Lalich. Michael 192 L M Jewelers 223 LaMantia. Marcia 172 LaMaster. George 80, 94, 185 Lamott. Karen 87. 92. 199 Lander, Eric 124, 135. 192 Langer, Michael 192 LaReau, Mr. Paul 50. 64 Larkspur Kennels 235 Larsen, Karen 199 Larson. Rosanne 199 Larson. Shawn 192 Lasics. Ian 192 Laskey. Tricia 60. 68. 90. 121. 196. 199 Last Night for Float 10, 11 Laurel Angels Salon 217 Learning Takes Place 7:45-3:45 60, 61 Lecas, Euginai 90. 185 Ledonne. Frank 199 Legaspi, Joseph 60, 100. 199 Lemon, Mrs. Linda 206 Leppanen. Heikki 112. 172, 191 Lesko. Karen 79. 80, 92. 172 Letting It All Hang Out 16. 17 Levin. David 100. 199 Levin. Rebecca 102. 192 Levy. Gary 80. 100. 172 Levy. Michael 18. 199. 223 Lewis. Jennifer 192 Lewis. Mr. Kent 84 Liakopoulos. Tina 185 Libal. Paulette Lichtle, John 79. 185 Linnane. Tracy 35, 172 Linnell. Dennis 199 Liss. Mrs. Florence Lively. Tina 41. 172 The Living Room 203 Livingston. Kelly 185. 219 Livingston. Russell 199 Livivich. Mr. Michael 205 Lloyd. Maggie 209 Lochmondy. Mrs. Barbara 206 Loh, Mira 199 Lomey. Christine 192 Long. Dy ron 56. 58. 185 Loprich, Daniel 127. 185 Lorenzi. Neal 84. 172 Lovasko. Joe 80. 172 Likas. Kris 80. 135. 199 Luksich. Mr. Greg 110, 135 Luksich. Tom 135. 185. 215 Luna. Patricia 192 Luna. Ricardo 4. 172 Catch the adness as students cram for finals Macenski. Mark 243 Macik, Nicole 185 Mackanos. Susn 96. 192 Magrames. Jim 105. 110. 111. 155, 172 Majmudar. Sharmili 100. 122, 210 Maka. Deborah 80. 90. 185 Makowski. Rosemary 201 Malinski, Miss Paula 122. 123. 206. 223 Manhan, Jonathan 73. 88, 172, 218. 238 Maniotes, Andrew 137. 185 Mann. Eric 192 Manns. Dawn 192 Mapulad. Julius 96. 201 Marchese. Michael 100. 201 Marcus Rental-Leasing 225 Maria’s Hallmark 247 Marinos. Sophia 90. 102. 185 Markovich, Nicole 49. 90. 185 Marlowe. Daniel 201 Marlowe. Ronald 172 Marmalejo. Michelle 172 Marsh. Chris 2, 110 Marsha. Mr. Leroy 17. 109. 110. 158. 160, 206, 209 Marshall. Fredrick 172 Marty. Eric 201 Masepohl, Scott 172 Mask. Michael 185 Mason. Pat 110. 192 Mastey. Traci 100. 192 Matthews, James 4. 192 Mattingly, Randy 84. 172 Mattson. James 185 Mavronicles, Danielle 90, 172 Maxin. Lisa 12. 87. 90. 192 Maxin. Renee 94. 172 Maynard, Randal 185 Mazur. James 192 Mazur. Mr. Jerry 233 McCain, Kathleen 33. 90. 185 McCarthy. Ann Marie 83. 185 McClenahan, Paul 201 McCormack. Brendan 94. 135, 149. 160. 172 McCormack. Kathy 209 McCory ' s 230 McGill. Julie 90. 198. 201. 227. 247 McGill. Laura 29. 91. 94. 99. 102. 172, 226 McHie, James 100. 127, 201 McKinney. Amanda 88. 172 McMahon. Steven 162. 172, 238 McNary. Stephanie 2. 9, 37. 185 McShanes 216 McTaggert. Kathleen 185 Mead. Thad 65. 79. 155, 201 Medensky, Lisa 87. 192 Medensky, Theresa 87. 192 Megales. Gabnelle 94. 196. 201 Menta. Vinita 90. 192 Melby. Ibll 9. 88. 110. 136. 155. 172. 196. 231 Melby. Mr. Bob 137 Mellon. Mike 6. 9. 83. 102, 103. 172, 220 Mellon. Patricia 90. 210. 220 Melnik. George 79. 90. 92. 94. 100. 112, 113. 172 The Mercantile Bank of Indiana 244 Merrick. Ropbert 34. 127. 185 Mertz. Matt 139 Mertz. Mike 94. 110. 157. 172. 222 Mesterharm. Dennis 79, 210 Meyer Brothers 231 Meyer. Mrs. Helga 206 Meyers. Renee 29. 185 Micenko. Mike 127, 172 Michaels, Jon 192 Michel. Cynthia J. 99, 102. 172 Mickel. Charles G. 80. 94 Mid-American Mailers 233 Midwest Gymnastics Academy 216 Miedema. Amy 185 Miga, Tom 201 Mihailidis. Harry 110, 192 Mikalian. John 172 Mikolajczyk. Cynthia 120. 121, 131. 151. 185 Mikolajczyk, Lisa 121, 131, 151. 201 Mikrut. Kenneth 192 Milan. Laurie 96. 131, 201 Miles. Dean 172 Military. Sabrian 201 Miller. Mr. Chris 206 Miller. Edward 201 Miller. Michael 192 Miller. Robynn 192 Millies. Marc 192 Milne. Phillip 31. 92. 100. 149. 185 Milne. Tim 246 Milne Supply, Co. 246 Miner Dunn 215 Mintz. Sara 90. 124, 128, 130. 131. 192 Miranda. David 201 Miranda. Paul 56. 100, 185 Misczak, Amy R. 172 Missing Steadies 238. 239 Mitrakis. Afroditi 172 Mixed Sex Fun 24. 25 Mohiuddin. Omar 117, 185. 198 Mohr. Brian 127. 192 Molnar. Gayle 209 Molmar, Robert 17, 71. 87. 100. 102. 185 Montalbano. Renay 84. 151. 185 Moore. David 68. 185 Moore. Jennifer 102. 201 Moore. Jill 185. 198 Mooter. Dave 80 Morey. Ben 79. 133. 135. 172 Morey, Tom 135 155 192 Morfas. David 147. 185 Morgan. Jean 83. 102. 172 Moritz. Jeremy 110, 192, 194 Mortiz. Joel 201 Morris. Robert 168. 112, 154, 155. 191. 192 Morrissey. Kyla 87. 90. 201. 214 Moser. Amy 20. 37. 131. 201 Moses. Amy 20. 90. 201 Moses. Michael 57, 172 Moskovitz, Michael 81. 83. 105. 112. 113. 185 Moskovsky. Steve 18. 172 Mowitz, Erica 78, 79. 92. 185 Mr. Build 223 Muller. Steve 155. 163. 172 Munster Glass and Mirror Company 225 Munster Lanes 243 Murphy. Trina 83. 84. 185 Murphy. Sharon 4. 90. 102. 192. 193 Musial. Eric 201 Musical 44. 45 Musat. Dave 116. 117, 192. 227 Mussat. Jeffrey 172 Muselman. Mr. Ed 113, 147. 206 Mustang Edge 160. 161 Mybeck. Jeff 66. 84, 185 Mybeck. Dr. John 205 Mybeck. Kevin 110. 185 Myer. Rich 2. 110, 138. 139. 185. 247 Myers. Caroline 209 Catch a Nafziqer. Kurt 185 Nagubadi. Ravi 96. 112. 201 Nagubadi. Swamy 79. 83. 90. 91. 92. 94. 99. 100. 102. 112 Nagy. Robin 185 Nau, Tim 14 Nelson. Debra 192 Nelson. Denise 78. 122. 172 Nelson, Helen 102. 105. 192 New Moon 218 New Waves 214 Newton. Bryan 127, 201 Nicholas. Jennifer 185 Nicholas. Loretta 209 Nicholas. Melissa 24. 96. 192 Niksch, David 80. 201 Nisiewicz. Cathy 21. 38. 39. 106. 107. 172 Noel. Amelia 78. 79. 92. 94. 172 Nolan. Eric 135. 201 Noren. Troy 201 Not All It ' s Cracked Up to Be 28, 29 Novak. David 192 Novak. John 79. 80. 103. 127. 185 Novotny. Bryan 20. 88. 109. 110. 172 Nowaczyk. Kevin 24. 83. 185 Nowak. Greg 175 Nowak. Robert 192 Nowicki, Allison 175 Catch ff-guard as rumors spread about new rules Obenchain. Jennifer 11. 122, 123, 185 Oberc. Bryan 94. 185 Obuch. Micheal 117, 137. 144, 185 Ochstein. Rebecca 73. 191 O ' Connor, Catherine 87. 96. 100, 201 O ' Connor. Christopher 175 O’Connor. Michael 175 O ' Donnell. Ms. Kathy 234 O’Donnell. Jim 110, 175 Oi, Debbe 90. 94, 185 Oi. Janet 201. 236 Oikawa. Yuko 185 Ojagh. Shivra 71. 90. 100. 102, 192 The Old Town Hall Restaurant 233 Olesh, Victoria 175 Olmis, Melissa 185 Olmos. Raymond 84. 137. 185 Olsen. Cadillac 236 On the Other Hand 158. 159 Opatera. Penny 18, 48. 175 Open Gym 124. 125 Opening 1. 2, 3. 4, 5 Orosco. Emily 209 Orosco. Michael 79. 192 Orr. Aimee 20. 48, 131, 189. 192, 238 Orr, Scott 156, 185 Orth. Katherine 192 Ortiz. Sherry 131. 201 Osgerby. Richard 68. 90. 185 Osinki. Michele 4. 90. 201 Osterman. John 84. 185 Catch the attie of chicken at lunch Pack, Cami 94, 175 Page, Larry 127, 201 Page. Lisa 75. 90. 192 Paliga. Jennifer 156. 201 Panchisin, Lynn 201 Panos. Ted 185 Panozzo. Geri 26. 39. 73. 107, 131. 201 Panozzo. Mark 152. 155. 175 Pardell, Eric 25, 83. 87. 97. 185 Paresh. Paul 192 Parianos. Kostas 185 Park. Ivanna 201 Park. Won 201 Parker. Eric 110. 185 Party Liquors Lounge 213 Patel. Chriag 192 Patel. Kavita 94. 99. 175 Patel. Viju 147. 201 Patil, Ravi 79. 80. 91. 92. 97. 100. 102, 185 Patterson. Lisa 18. 175. 233 Patterson, Ryan 201 Paulson, Amy 217 Paulson, Jennifer d94, 175, 217 Paulson. Nick 96. 201, 217 Pavicevich, Angie 102. 185 Pavich. Katherine 175 Pavlisan. Mike 201 Pavlovich. Laura 87. 192 Pavlovich. Lynn 107. 121. 201 Pavol. Sharon 30. 121. 151. 185 Pawelko. Chuck 132. 134. 135. 154. 155. 158. 162. 175 Pawlowski. Maigan 29 Payne, Debbie 21. 70. 102. 122, 123, 151. 185. 226. 246 Payne. Douglas 21, 84. 117, 185 Paz. Edward 201 Paz. Bill 110, 127, 175. 233 Pearson. Cynthia 121. 143. 158, 175, 211. 239 Peiser. Eric 175 People Divider 164. 165 Pepe’s 217 Pepsi-Coal Bottlers, Inc. 222 Pestikas. Charmain 100. 185 Peters. Dawn 175 Peters. Jennifer 201 Peterson, Nina 122. 151, 185, 191 Petrovich. Michael 71. 117. 137. 192 Petrovich. Robert 117. 137, 192 Pfister. Mark 100. 110. 192 Pfister. Patty 121. 185 Phaze I Hair Design 219 Phelan. Cara 187 Phillips. John 79, 92. 94. 97, 102. 175 Picking an Outfit 226. 227 Pierce. Stephen 175 Pierce. Tracy 192 Pietraszak. Mike 62. 79, 80. 92. 102. 175 Piniak, Gregory 147. 201 Pmiak. Heather 80. 96. 192 Pinkie. Elliot 201 Pinkie. Eric 192 Piskula, Amber 192 P J Auto Glass 241 Pluard. Patrick 175 Pokrifcak, Paulette 64. 83. 121, 131, 187 Pollingue. Mr. George 206 Pomeroy. Rachel 9. 175 Pool. Pamela 122, 187 Poole. Bill 209 Poplawski. Laura 192 Porter. Clayton 135, 201 Porter. Ted 52. 135. 192, 193 Potter. April 187 Potter. Keith 192 Potts. Allison 9. 11. 94. 175 Poulston, Doug 39. 127. 192 Powell. Anthony 110, 135. 187 Pramuk. Kurt 110, 192 Pre-dance pictures 36. 37 Premetz. Mrs. Pat 206 Preslin, Brian 26. 149. 175 Pressures 158, 159 Preston. Dr. Jack 206 Price Realtors 236 Proctor, Roberta 187 Prom 40. 41 Pudlo. Edward 80. 192 Purnick. Julianne 192 Catch the uality of a MHS yearbook Quagliana, Gregory 96. 197 Quick Cuisine 182. 183 Quinn, Michelle 90. 100. 175 Catch some R ays as temf into the Radosevich. Christine 84. 187 Radunzel, Cally E. 88. 175 Rajkowski. Barbara 187 Raleigh, The 225 Ramirez. Richard Jr. 65. 75, 137, 159. 161, 175 Ramos, Joseph Anthony 187 Ramos. Lynda E. 201 Ramsey. Resa 206 Razor ' s Edge, The 238 Reach, Julie 64, 187 Ready or Not, Here We Come 164. 165 Peck. Elizabeth A. 90. 92. 201 Reed. John 32, 48. 110. 146. 187 Reffkin, Edward 201 Reffkin. Erin 175. 239 Reffkin. Richard. D.D.S. 239 Rageski. Kenneth 96. 192 Regnier, William 135. 155. 201 Remmers. Jennifer 147. 169. 175 Renwald. Thomas 135. 155. 192 Reppen, Carissa 79. 201 Res-Com Heating, Inc. 214 Revercomb, April 80. 84. 150. 151, 187 Revercomb. Brian P. 137, 155. 201 Ribble. Rebecca 24. 96. 102, 192 Richardson. Dana 44. 187 Rico’s Pizza 230 Riddles of Life 174. 175 Riebe. Suzanne 175. 213. 242. 243 Rittenmeyer. Kristen 175 Robbins. Jeanne 92. 94. 151 Robertson. Mr. Ed 110. 206 Robertson. Mrs. Ruth 206 Robinson. Kimberly J. 175 Robinson, Rea 79. 80. 175 Rogan, Stefanie 164. 175 Rogers. Amy 4. 186. 187 Rokita. Richard 64. 135. 155, 201 Rokita. Todd 26. 36. 78. 79. 81. 83. 94. 148. 149. 175. 204. 218 Romar. Kathy 92. 100. 175 Root Photographers 237 Roper. Mark 22. 175 Rosales. Emily 79. 90. 187 Rose, Shannon M 90. 201 Roseen. Eric 192 Rosenthal. Brian 219 Ross. Jeffrey 201 Ross. Mike 175 Ross, Natalie 187 Rossa, Christy 79. 90. 192 Rossi. Regina 201 Rossin, Brian 84. 175 Rothschild, Adam 192 Rothschild. Alison 192. 238 Rothschild. Dana 20. 192, 238 Rouse, Julie 91. 201 Roy. Andrea 9. 32. 88. 175 Rubican, Refractories 239 Rubin. Scott 87. 90, 96. 100. 187 Rudloff. Jennifer 155. 187 Rueth. Marcee L. 90. 201 Rush, The 243 Rusnak, Nicole 73. 83. 96. 187, 215 Russell. Mr. Dave 206 Russell, Karen 84. 92. 175 Ryband, Deanna 18. 21, 122, 192. 239 Ryband. Jason 22. 109. 1 10. 137. 187 Rybicki, Deborah 96. 151. 192. 247 Rzonea, Julianne 201 Catch in pace during an hour-long lecture Sabina, Margo 80, 192 Safko. Michele 102. 120. 131. 192 Saklaczynski. Camille 88. 121. 175 Saks. Mark 176, 223 Saksa. Mike 110. 192 Same Sex Fun 22. 23 Samels, Gregory 147. 176 Sampias. Brain 201 Samuel, Sue 192 Sanek, Kris 94. 176 Sannito. Tim 72. 176, 235, 238 Santucci, Vincent 187 Schallhorn, Mr. Chuck 207, 208 Schamburg, Joe 138 Schatz. Staci 18. 58. 88. 94. 176. 213 Schatzman. Mr. Tom 204 Schaum, Jason 25, 87, 96. 98, 192 Scheffel, Daniel 192 Scheffer, Mrs. Linda 81. 208 Scheffer. Sean 80. 100. 192 Schevermann. Gloria 192. 203 Schevermann. Robert 176 Schieve. Joanne 209 Schiller. Tracy 187 Schmidt, Elise 203 Schmidt. Tina 80. 92, 122, 192 Schmitz, Kirk 57, 203 Schnabel, Mrs. Cindy 94. 208 School is Boring 52. 53. 54, 55 Schoon. Dave 8. 110, 176 Schoon, Leslie 9. 39. 187 Schoop, Julie 189. 203. 236 Schoop’s 236 Schreiner, Patrick 88. 176 Schuster. Louis 117. 192 Schwartz. Eric 12. 176 Schwartz. Gregg 79. 80. 94. 99. 100. 135. 176 Scott. Craig 87. 88. 176 Scott. Jason 79. 194 Sebastian, Dan 127, 146 Sebastain, Mary 209 Sebastian. Walter 194 Seehausen. Emilie 187 Selig, Becky 139. 176 Sellis. Mimi 25. 71. 80. 87. 100. 203 Sellis. Tom 9. 194 Semchuck. Nancy 209 Semchuck. Steven 155. 194, 239 Seniors 166 167. 168. 169. 170. 171. 172. 173. 174. 175, 176. 177. 178. 179 Sersic. Steven 79. 96. 176 Shah. Shefali 79. 92. 94. 176 Sharkey. Vicki 209 Sharpiro, Kari 42. 87. 90, 100. 193. 194 Sheehy, Brendan 90. 110, 187 Sheets, Jeff 139 Sheets. William 80, 194 Shetty. Rajesh 64. 79, 80. 90. 04. 100. 102. 176 Shinkle. Sherri 220 Shinkan. Mr. Bob 110. 155. 161 Shoutzi 235 Sideris, John 176 Sideris, William 187 Siebecker, Kris 42. 87. 88. 94. 102. 131. 176 Silgalis. Heidi 194 Silverman, Tracy 88, 94. 99. 176. 235 Simon. Stacy 194 Simonetto, Kemp 52. 176 Sims. Rebecca 90, 100, 102. 194 Sipple. John 37. 194 Siska. Michael 79. 203 Siurek. Brandon 11. 74. 155. 157. 161, 194 Siurek, Brian 176. 177 Skaggs. Amy 21. 96, 100. 107. 131. Sakte Hut 28. 29. 231 Skertich, John 84. 176 Skertich, Laura 84. 151. 187 Skov, Robin 194. 223 Skov, Toby 176 Slatter. Julie 61. 87. 187, 203 Slathar, Stacy 48. 83. 187 Slathar. Tiffanie 55. 84, 99. 187 Sloan. Mr. Dirk 110. 203 Smallman, Mrs. Nancy 205 Smith. Mr. Al 208 Smith. Christopher 14, 19. 24 r 9. kl 90. 170. 173. 176, 210 Smith. Jennifer 90. 93. 122. 203 Smith. Mark 194. 198 Smith. Robert 94. 176 Smith, Shara 102, 203 Smolar, Cheryl 220 Snyder. Vera 209 Smollinski, Mary 209 Smutzer. Lisa 203 Soczak, Mayr 209 252 Index Soblewski, Curt 80, 135, 155, 194 Sobolewski, Matthew 29. 39, 1 16, 117, J 173, 176 Soccer 148, 149 Soderquist, Pam 79, 92, 102, 176 Soderquist. Susan 90, 194 Softball 150, 151 Sohrbeck. Beth 78, 102, 182. 200, 203, 236 Solan, Jason 100, 187 Solan, Jered 127, 203 Somenzi, Deborah 13, 176 Son. Bum 203 Song, Mia 71. 80. 96, 194. 195 Sophomores 18, 189, 190. 191. 192, 193, 194, 195 Sorak, Katica Dr. 34 " Sorak, Philip 79, 92. 94. 100, 102, 176 Sorensen, Leif 187 Sotomayer, Rafael 176 Spalding, Scott 194 Spangler. Mr. Dennis 110, 143 Spangler, Jennifer 100, 194 Sparbert, Mitchell 50, 126, 127, 187 Sparling, Michael 96. 194 Spejewski, Amy 66. 176 Spending Money 222, 223 Spenos, Sandy 187 Speranza, David B. 194 Spindler, Mr. Bruce 208 Spitzer, Mr. Dave 208 Spoljaric. Andrew 187 Sports Divider 104, 105 Springer, Kim 19, 79. 194 Springer. Shelley 77, 80, 92, 100. 164. 187 .. Spring Play 42, 43 Spudville, Renae 187 Starzak, Kimberly L. 194 Staying Healthy 34. 35 Steenson. Terry Jr. 194 Stevens, Michael 137, 159, 194 Stevens, Shannon 203 St. Leger, Christopher W. 80. 203 Stodola, Rebecca 194, 241 Stojkovich, Mrs. Angel 217 Stojkovich, Eric 217 Stojkovich, Nick 203 Stojkovich, Ryan 217 Stone, Adam 203 Stone Krugman Motor Sales Inc. 233 Stover, Beth 94, 99, 176. 212. 235 Stover, Laura S. 102, 194 Strain, Cynthia P. 94. 203 , Strater, Jeffrey 42, 87, 91. 98, 100, J 102, 176 Stribjiak, Mr. Edward 211 Strick, Shelley M. 87. 90, 203 . Strudas, Janie 102, 187 ' Strudas, Jenny 92, 102, 203 Students as Coaches 138, 139 Study Hall 74. 75 Stugis. Amy 187 Sullivan. Kristol J. 196, 203 Superior Lumber Co. 227 Swan, Heather 176 Swan, Lois 68, 203 Swardson, Eric W. 127, 194 Swart, William 176 Swimming, Boys ' 126, 127 Swimming, Girls’ 122, 123 Swindle, Mark 92, 187 Szafranski, Nichole M. 194 Szakacs, Jane 194 Szala, Christy 25. 70, 83, 87. 90. 1 18. 119, 182, 187 Szala, Kimberly 90, 187 Szany. Stacy 92, 176 Szany. Tammy L. 203 Szurgot, Tori 94, 187, 226, 239 Catch the ie-dye students sport after Dead concerts Tabion, Adrian 100, 102, 203 Tabion, Mary 79, 80, 96. 187 Tabion, Napoleon 110, 194 Taco Time 238 Taillon, Ms. Linda 122 Tan, Djerrick 96, 203 Tan, Lennart 96, 127, 194 Tankle, Alan 187 Tashiro, Emiko 176 Taylor, Gretchen 194 Taylor, John 203 Temple Pharmacy 226 Tennant. Mr. John 204 Tennis, Boys’ 112, 113 Tennis, Girls’ 140, 141 Terandy, Kim 99. 187 Terranova, Vicki 12, 61, 100, 187 Terry McMahon Co. 238 Tester, Eric 127, 194 Theis, John 194 Thomas, Mr. Jim 208 Thomas. Karen 90, 94, 107, 122, 203 Thompson, Angel 84, 176 Thompson. Arthur 176 Thorton, Miss Carmi 91, 121 Tilka, Lisa 14. 88. 176, 235 Tillema, Paul 176 Time Countdown 8. 9 Tims Hair Designers’ 219 Titak, Daniel 187 Tobias, Amy 194 Today ' s Treasures’ 170, 171 Tomski, Tonya 187 Torreano. Gina 25. 100, 187 Torreano, James 110, 176 Tosiou. Mary Margret 17, 96, 107, 187 Toth, Caroline 96, 194 Typing 16, 17 Track, Boys’ 144, 145 Track, Girls’ 142, 143 Tracy, Sherri 52. 99, 100, 102, 194 Trask. Tim 187 Trgovich. Debbie 84. 187 Trgovich. Diane 94, 96, 176 Triana, Lisa 203 Trilli, Mike 49. 105, 109, 110, 132, 133, 134, 135, 187 Trovinger, Susan 87, 203 Truth or Consequences 184, 185 Tsoutsouris, Mrs. Charlene 208 Tsoutsouris, Val 19, 80, 96, 203 Tulowitzki, Julie 203 Turnabout 38, 39 Turning 18, 166. 167 Tweedle. Robert 194 Catch the Itimate spending a week- end at Little 500 Ugent, Cari 30. 96, 198, 203 Ulinski, Mike 92. 105, 110, 149, 194 Ullman. Mr. Don 99, 208 Underwood, Dr. Wallace 204 United Machining Servicing 222 Universal Printing Machinery 228 Urzua, Urzula 94. 203 Uylaki. Jill 96. 203 Uzubell. Jennifer 84. 176 Uzubell. Joe 194 Catch the ibes on a Sony Walkman before school Vale, Pat 187 Vanator, Rod 33, 39. 135. 187 Vance, Dara E. 131, 203 Vandergoek. Barry 92, 203 Vandergoek, Jennifer 176 Vanderwoude, Stacy 194 Vanes, Eric 176 Vanes, Michael 194 Van Gorp. Carol 208 Vanis Hair Studio 230 Vanlelaveren, Frederick 100, 203 Van Orman, Brenda 186, 187 Van Senus Auto Parts 214 Van Senus, Cari 79, 99, 187, 214, 133 Vanwerven, Christine 194 Van Zyl, Mrs. Dorothy 78, 92. 208 Vasquez, Mark 176 Vaughn, Katherine 90, 100, 194 Vegetable, Christine 176, 177 Velasquez, Marc 110. 194 Vendl. Rick 187, 213, 231 Vermeulen, Ann 209 Vic Szurgot General Contractors In.c 226 Vickers, Kimberly 57, 99, 179 Viking Engineering Co., Inc. 225 Vis. Douglas 194 Viviano, Michelle 203 Viviano, Richard 187 Vlasich, Michael 179 Vocab 66, 67 Vogt, Matthew E. 203 Vohra. Archana 79, 92, 187 Vo, The 110. 194 Voik. Jamey 28, 29, 49, 184, 187, 231 Volleyball, Girls’ 120. 121 Vrabel, Vicki 4, 21, 43, 71, 107, 191. 194, 214 Vranesevich, Merrilynn 41. 187 Vrehas. Constantine S. 203 Vrehas, Mrs. Irene 208 Vrehas, Dino 35, 203 Vrehas, Mary Tina 87, 96. 100, 203 Vrehas, Theodore 42. 43, 92, 94, 179 Vrlik, Jennifer 88. 90. 102, 179 WiieoL Qi i7on Catch the ave at West Beach on Memorial Day Wachel, Jim 94. 187 Wachel, Kara 194 Wachowiak, Robyn 203 Walker. Douglas 110. 145, 159, 179 Wall, Breck 203 Walsh, Kevin 194 Walsh. Kristen 122, 151, 179 Walsh, William 194 Walter. Kimberly 36, 203 Walter. Kristen 180, 187 Walther, Julie 194 Wambsganss, Michelle 131. 194 Wambsganss, Todd 155, 203 Wang, Paul 80. 203 Wang, Phillip 194 Warda, Amy 4, 100. 164, 193, 194 Watt, Eleanor 209 Weaver, William 79, 194 Webb. Mrs. Alyce Mart 208 Webber, Douglas 12, 14. 203 Webber. Frank 179 Webber, Jeanne 194 Webber, Steve 74, 187 Weekend Fun 20, 21 Weichman, David 203 Wein, Karl 179 Weiss, Mrs. Marsha 74, 208 Welch, Jan 209 Welsh, Sean 35, 187 Westerfield, Deeann 194 When to Study 68, 69 Where to Study 70, 71 White, William 98, 187 Whited, James 203 Whited, John 179 Whiteley, Mrs. Anne 67, 68, 92. 93, 208 Whiteley, Mr. Tom 55, 118. 119, 208 Whiting, Dannette 203 Whiting, Scott 187 Whitlow, Carlene 90. 187 Wickland, Mrs. Jacqueline 205 Weisner, Kirk 1 10, 194 Wild, Lynn 203 Wiley. Larry 88. 110, 111, 147, 157, 179 Wilhelm, Jennifer 187 Wilke. Charles 100. 112, 149, 187, 229 Wilke. Harold 127, 203, 229 Wilke. Mr. Bill 229 Wilke. Mr. Pete 229 Wilke, Wendy 229 Williams, Charlisa 102, 178, 179 Williams, Donald 18, 79. 87, 102, 179 Williams. Jason 137, 194 Williams, Karen 84, 187 Williams, Laura 78, 99, 100, 102, 194 Wilson, Clark 194 Wilson. Kelly 99. 194 Wiseman, Daniel 84. 92. 187 Wiseman, Vanessa 194 Wisniewski, Miss Annette 208 Witecha, Gregory 80, 94, 97, 179 Wittkamp. Chris 59, 194 Wlazik, Gina 39. 44, 80, 87. 96. 187 Wojcik. Michelle 96, 107. 203 Wojtowich, Scott 127, 177, 179 Wolak. Monica 169. 179, 223 Wolak, Pauline 209 Wolf, Peter 79, 90. 194 Woodmar Animal Clinic 219 Woodworth, Phyllis 209 World Sports Scene 162, 163 Wozniak. James 117, 149, 187 Wrestling 136, 137 Wroblewski. Mr. Steve 19. 208 Wrona. Beth 62, 79, 92, 94. 96. 99. 102, 169. 170, 179 Wujek. Peter 79, 80. 203 Wulf, Linda 94, 179 Catch the Y i ” uppies driving their BMW ' s, ' Vettes, and Mercedes Yannakopoulos, Martha 187 Yarchan. Deanna 203 Yarkosky, Debra 203 Yerkes. Mr. Jack d68, 110, 208, 219 Yerkovich, Andrea 194 Yorke. Mrs. Mary 63. 208 Young, Matthew 110, 194 You’ve Gotta Hand it to ’Em 104, 105 Yu. Henry 68, 80. 194 Yu, Russel 80, 99. 203 Yuckich, John 58. 110, 124, 187, 228 Catch some ZZ’s after a late study night Zabaneh, Carolyn 203 Zabrecky. Alan 19. 132, 133, 135, 149, 155, 163, 187 Zager, William 194 Zancy, Erica 100. 194 Zando, Robert 174, 179 Zandstra, Mert 209 Zandstra’s Store for Men 241 Zawada, Robert 194 Zelenke, Mrs. Anne 208 Zellers, Miss Sue 205 Zemaitis. Brian 88, 179, 233 Zeman, Bill 149, 187, 193 Zipko, Robyn 83, 187 Zucker, Dr. Gerald 242 Zucker, Mark 149, 194 Zudock, Christine 94, 102, 179, 227 Zurad, Rosanne 87, 203 Zweig, Jason 102, 203 Zygmunt, Ben 149 Staff Editor-in-chief Lisa Dywan Managing Editor Beth Stover Copy Editor Stacy Franciskovich Kavita Patel, assistant Photography Editor Lori Anderson Design Staff Sally Brennan, editor Assistants Lisa Baciu, Shefali Shah Academics Amanda Hamilton, editor Assistants: Allison Dedelow, Saralie Herakovich, Jim Wachel Activities Jenny Dedelow, editor Assistants: Sonali Balajee, Helena Brasovan, Kristi Hanes, Tori Szurgot Organizations Toula Kounelis, editor Assistants: Tom Boyden, Tammy Hollis, Amy Hulett People Linda Wulf, editor Assistants: Lauren Bittner, Renee Maxin, Debbe Oi Sports Brendan McCormack, editor Assistants: Jason Gedmin, Mike Mertz, Jen Paulson, Charlie Wilke Business Manager Staci Schatz Advertisements Kristen Sanek, editor Assistants: Karyn Dahlsten, Heather Fesko. Laura McGill, Cari Van Senus Index Coordinator Tricia Camino Photography Staff David Arlen, Randy Cook, Tom Fierek, Amy Frankovich, Amy Fraser, Amy Gluth, Laura Krameric, Kevin Nowac- zyk, Bryan Oberc Adviser Mrs. Nancy Hastings 253 Index 254 Closing Caught in the Act: □ Button-punching fingers entered the five minute cooking time on the newly-installed, Student Government sponsored $450 Toshiba microwave as the smell of freshly buttered popcorn penetrates the air. □ Misleading rumors such as “Jeans can only be worn three times a week” spread from ear to ear concerning the administration ' s supposedly new dress code policy. □ Beach-bound underclassmen took advantage of the revised final schedule which spread the tests over three days leaving two afternoons for fun and relaxation. Caught Red Handed As the year wound down, students caught the inevitable spring fever. Sun worshippers headed outdoors during passing periods, lunch, and study halls to lay on the patio in pursuit of bronzed body. Summer nights existed not only in students’ minds, but on stage as they flocked to see the Music Department’s version of Grease. The All-American musical theme contrasted with the junior class-sponsored Prom Oriental setting as “Omoide No Yoru” translated into a familiar phrase for the 233 couples who crammed into Wicker Park Social Center for “A Night of Memories.” Finally, academic excellence was honored on June 12 as graduating seniors with a GPA of at least 5.0 wore gold stoles and those with a GPA of at least 4.5 wore silver stoles at commencement exercises. Whether heading out of town to the Little 500 at Indiana University, gossiping between classes, or just hanging out with friends, all the day-to-day experiences found students roving that you need to use your head to gain an advantage, senior Brendan McCormack 1 1 attempts to win a ball over his Lake Central opponent 15. The advantage of using your head paid off in more ways than one as Brendan lead the scoring for the game and season, with 4 and 19 goals, spectively. uring all 176 school days, students were caught in the act one way or another. Whether it was juniors Gina Wlazik, Katie Fleming, senior Susan Higgins and junior Bronwyn Billings starring in the first school production of " Grease,” junior Karla Franciskovich practicing for an upcoming track meet, junior Karen Kunkel announcing the New Nev s editor at the Journalism Banquet senior Todd Rokita on strike in Business Management class, or freshman Mimi Sellis squirting friends during C lunch, students boasted their own unique style when it came to catching the year ' s excitement. - - — Closing 255 Caught in the spirit at the third annual Battle of the Bands, juniors Karla Franciskovich, Mary Kate Kish and Mark Pfister join the crowd in singing along to “Daddy Oak and the Squir- rel Monkeys’ " rendition of Elton John ' s “Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting. " Like Battle of the Bands, life ' s little surprises-from getting an A on a test that you were sure you failed to making it back safely from McDonald’s during lunch — left students 256 Closing : : MUNSTER HS 1988 MUNSTER HS 1988 MUNSTER HS 1980 MUNSTER HS 1908


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