New Prairie High School - Prairie Life Yearbook (New Carlisle, IN)
- Class of 1971
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1971 PR A mi E LIFE prairie life volume III new prairie high school new Carlisle, Indiana the cougar stands for our school — our building, our students, our faculty, our teams, our clubs, our activities, and our spirit. it is to these symbols that we dedicate the 197 1 yearbook. to live arid grow , just be ourselves I I advertise 131 153 editor: pamela jones assistant editor: annette dewit business manager: diane metzner assistant business manager: debra bradfield advertising manager: marlene boyts advisor: max haag we are freshmen, and we enter the polished halls of new prairie with uncertainty and almost fear because — we are freshmen, there are different customs to learn, new people to meet, and we must start well because this will be our world for the next four years, the warning bell rings, and we scatter like fright- ened sheep, for the halls are a confusing maze or corridors, how shall we ever find the right room in time? wonder of won- ders, however, when the last bell sounds its dismal call over the emptied halls, we are seated snug and secure in the proper room, feeling ridiculously pleased that we have triumphed over the system, we see all our friends from last year seated around us, and we wonder how in the world he got that marvelous tan and was her hair really that blonde last year? then suddenly we feel proud of our class, for we are a whole and united body of students, making countless mistakes but recovering from them and becoming the wiser because of them, we are making a fresh start. we are sophomores, and as a class we feel insignificant, displaying nei- ther the joyous enthusiasm we held as freshmen nor the superiority we hope to feel as juniors and seniors, we are in between, our first real ex- citement is the customary sophomore magazine sales, this is our first united effort as a class, and we want to make the best possible showing, our initial excitement wanes, however, at the prospect of actually sell- ing magazines door-to-door, but somehow we miraculously earn quite a lot of money, this is the deciding year for many of us. our teachers give us more homework and tests than ever before, and we soon settle down to high school life as it really is — a mixture of hard work and play, and we discover that our results are always products of our own determination, some of us realize that we need good grades if we have any hopes at all for a decent job after high school, but others almost give up in their struggle for an educa- tion, deciding that school is only a waste of time, a welcome relief from the sometimes monotonous school routine is offered when we finally must choose our class ring, disputes are held and friendships are endangered, but eventually we choose the one we think is best, and, after being measured, we proudly send in our orders, we have already taken our first step toward becoming juniors, we are growing up. J Wj Qk HE I I HMfl W m we are juniors, and we follow through our first day of school with a careless ease born of experience, we are virtually the leaders in school, because under us creep the lowly sophomores and even more lowly freshmen, and the seniors — well, they seem lost in a world of their own. soon we receive our class rings, and we wear them proudly as badges of our obvious su- periority, the days pass by quickly, lost in a maze of games, classes, and an endless stream of tests, tests, and more tests, soon we are faced with the prospect of the junior-senior prom, and we resolve firmly to make this the best and most different prom ever, flower-making parties are held, and we attend them with an almost frightening determination, when we ar- rive, though, we find our resolves melt quickly as we discover that it is much more fun to talk and eat than to make flowers, before we know it, the prom is over, lost in a mad whirl of flowers and music and the unexpected beauty of our dates, soon it is already may, and the seniors become more distant than ever to us; they are already immersed in their future plans, and it is only a matter of time before they will be gone, the weeks fade into rapidly passing days, but we do not notice because there are so many exams, so many sleepless nights spent studying — the seniors have graduated — and soon, almost too soon, we are seniors. J • mMmL Warm we are seniors, and we are glad and yet saddened because our secure world is crumbling around us. a new future is awaiting us, and we cannot be sure of anything but perhaps ourselves, we throw ourselves into the bustling activity of school life with a new vigor, knowing that this is our last chance to partic- ipate in such things, clubs that we have never before thought of we quickly join, and we attend basket- ball and football games with enthusiasm not to be excelled, we soon realize, however, that we can never recapture that marvelous feeling of belong- ing, for the thought of our imminent graduation looms ever powerful in our minds, we have already taken the first irrevocable step toward the future and there is no turning back, our minds begin to dwell more and more on that which we shall soon be doing when our safe lives as high school students have ended, as graduation comes closer, we become a little sad because many of our friends and class- mates we will never see again, then — we are grad- uates, and we are no longer a part of new prairie high school, but members of an adult world, and it is up to us whether we make our hves failures, or successes. f to live and compete first row; robert hennen, bob carlton, bob deer, bruce nickerson, doug dodd, bill coddens, torn roesner. dave brasseur, jay seniff, nick galvas, pete kaminski, bar- ry halter, coach don kane. second row: coach harry tolmen, head coach bill lynch, carl miller, jay gilpin, steve lenig, ken strope, steve markley, don hoover, bob keck, don toth, bob deneve, john antonucci, tim walz, brent miller, mike engel, trainer russell flatt. third row: gene cserpes, terry garoutte, kenny jones, rick deer, monte scott, dan malicki, dave nickerson, ben perkins, jim levar, don hertzberg, paulzahl, terry Stockton. varsity plays good ball, has winning season an annual event is the introduction of np ' s football players and their parents. new prairie gridders run on the field for another vic- tory game! ] first row dave burkus, steve olson, bill brooks, phil jankowski, mike lenig, bob smith, mitch mcdonald. second row: doran samys, gene smith, bruce stoner, gary airless, bill keck, dave akin, mike dailey, sid meyers. third row: joe pavolka, henry doane, rich parry, fred kaminski, dave bradley, paul troxell, neal loucks. b-team learns to perfect defensive and offensive plays 1971 b-team football schedule l Pi team r-M . them iisj John glenn w 8 : 8 6 ' northridge %,r. ' 20 north liberty 14 goshen 36 laville -north liberty »»«W " 6 i knox 18 20 ; penn 20 8 who ' s got the ball? kent keeps the pail filled for our hard-working cougars how can you play ball in your condition, wart? ball handlers aren ' t the only team members who wrestle with the opponent players put in many long, hard hours of practice to perfect their ball- playing stopping the line and blocking permit engel to advance on the play hustle hustle ball hiding and deception give new prairie an advantage as the offensive cougars strive to reach pay dirt and seven points 15 record: 6-4 team sb St. joe goshen knox fairfield laville John glenn jimtown north liberty lalumiere concord them 20 24 6 7 15 20 13 us 8 20 36 8 45 7 26 28 14 coach bill lynch led his new prairie gridders in a challenging campaign this year, and the cougars opened with a few well- earned wins early in the season, later such exciting games as knox, fairfield, and la lumiere proved even more our team ' s skill and determination, as the team gradually gained confi- dence and even greater enthusiasm, many cougars distin- guished themselves in northern state conference play; five cou- gars were cited for outstanding service. bruce nickerson was a unanimous choice at his position by vir- tue of his gang-busting tackles, bill coddens, who will long be remembered for his sky-high punts and kick-offs, was named as fullback, doug dodd, elongated end, was named to the honor team, torn roesner ' s precise performance at center might have been unnoticed by many fans, but conference coaches recog- nized his skills as they voted for him also, lastly, mike engel, who led his team in tackles for the second straight year, was the fifth cougar voted to all conference status. this cougar squad faced a demanding schedule, their coaching staff, headed by bill lynch, taught them to face up to the oppo- sition and never quit, our gridders gave us some thrilling memories as they executed their well-rehearsed plays to perfection, they added a distinguished page to the legend which will be new prairie. neeling: matty bush, larry shead, dan troxell, co-captain; jay gilpin. standing: don hoover, student manager; bill coddens, larry boyts, lew plumbeck, mike wil- 3X, bruce nickerson, co-captain; doug dodd, doug schmeltz, tom o ' brien, coach leon adnson. bruce nets two more cougar points a jump ball, and bill ' s got it! the cougars race for their home basket varsity bb strives for teamwork and unity a prelude to victory b-team basketball Tirst row: coach george olson, kenny jones, Steve kindig, bob calhoun, jeff schroeder. second row: tim ludwig, Steve cooreman, dave nickerson, don hertzberg. bob deutscher. third row: craig brown, dan mahcki. coach george olson this year piloted his reserve basketball team to a successful season, giving promise that the future cage fortunes of new prairie appear to be bright, although the basically sophomore team, preparing for varsity action, won their invitational holiday tourney with a cardiac-arresting squeaker over John glenn, the group reportedly played their best ball of the season in a losing (55-53) cause to south bend clay, with a continua- tion of this kind of season, great things can certainly be expected from this very talent- ed and ambitious group of boys. prepares for varsity action 1971 b-team basketball schedule a few words of wisdom and the all-important pep talk L ' fMl.%l t [- team f triton 1 sb lasalle I johnglenrf f airfield [■ river valley I laville south central I mc marquette I north judson sb Jackson t knox north liberty bremen sb clay jimtown concord them us 48 51 64 34 50 53 50 39 69 66 37 44 msiMmsmm 45 L AJk 51 59 40 48 35 34 49 57 56 41 - 55 53 48 36 58 46 " i did it! i did it! " first row: mike miller, phil jankowski, bob smith, paul zahl, dave akin, frank hartman, mike lenig. second row: gary Oliver, rich hall, joe laureys, terry banis, frank schreiber, pat dennis, steve olson, manager jeff wiggins. third row; richard parry, rod swank, ray barnes, greg hofer, coach frank zielinski, coach tim moffitt. frosh basketball team shows promise and endurance John glenn oregon-davis river valley westville north liberty laporte south central north liberty John glenn lalumiere north Hberty John glenn knox lav i lie south central lem us 36 37 31 51 43 44 30 33 60 43 48 30 45 38 43 15 53 58 1: 25 53 ?49 40 ' 65 40 40 42 44 37 44 29 as with most younger-than-varsity squads, the freshman basket- ball team spent most of its training time developing styles and techniques that would help not only them, but also see them through varsity action, when, if ever, they did get there, the group started the year off quite well as they won four of their more diffi- cult games, but then apparently fell into bad times when they lost several, later, regaining their strength and endurance, they began again to win with regularity until the end of the season, finally showing a fairly average record for their year ' s work, led by coaches frank ziehnski and tim moffitt and urged on by their own cheerleaders, the group also, besides gaining much-needed experi- ence on the playing floor and from their sponsors, met and ob- served older np players to see just what they might do in a given situation or how they might react to another team ' s strategy, etc. everyone wants to get into the act lew makes another two did you make it, bruce? " don ' t just stand there, larry! ' 2 points for the cougars! 2 points for the cougars 21 where did it go? team triton lasalle John glenn fairfield river valley laville south central mc marquette north judson record: ' " W em us team i 63 58 sb Jackson « 85 44 knox 9 65 64 north libeifll 71 63 laville 54 59 north liberty 68 57 bremen 60 76 sb clay 88 79 jimtown 71 75 concord them us 61 60 86 67 50 51 61 48 67 78 70 56 80 79 73 53 85 72 a monumental rebuilding job faced coach leon adnson as he was forced to assemble a cage team from the decimated ranks of his previous year ' s conference champi- ons, hindered by lack of experience, the cougars suffered a few initial losses but regained their status at the annual holiday tourney by wins over oregon-davis and westville. while this tourney was gratifying, the thrilling win over north hberty in the bi-county tourney was undoubtedly the more exciting, with the score tied at fifty, bruce nickerson calmly attempted the one-and one free throw, the perfect toss flooded the floor with cougar fans and gave us something to remember for many seasons. steady lew plumbeck, big bill coddens and his arching one-handers. aggressive torn o ' brien and dan troxell, whose defense-player game-saving steals were great crowd pleasers, were all seniors who added much to this fighting cougar team. Ky mike wilcox who came through to save several games in the late stages of action, shifty jay gilpin and larry shead who teamed up to set good offensive pat- terns, tough rebounder larry boyts, and matty bush who took game-scoring honors on several occasions, all added up in the spirited cougar formula for winning, doug dodd and doug schmeltz also helped to give the cougars a great deal of team bal- nce and depth. his team never quit and refused to be counted out. these are the hallmarks of champions. first row: ass ' t coach kent naragon, matty bush, bruce eastman, dan hertzburg, jeffness, jerry colanese, mike lenig, paul zahl, jeff schroeder, John antonucci, rick hall, jay gilpin, ass ' t coach tim moffitt. second row: student trainer ray bealor, mike miller, steve tolmen, co-captain; mark galloway, bob keck, co-captain, doug smeltz, don hertzburg, bob calhoun, dave nickerson, larry shead, tim walz, rodney rosenbaum, greg hofer, coach harry tolmen. baseball team establishes speed, slugger who did you say? np ' s 1971 baseball team, striving for excellence through practice and the furuther development of techniques, move- ments, etc., had five losses stacked up before their first win of the season came over Oregon davis. later during the course of the year, lalumiere, John glenn, and fairfield were added as wins for our team, and conference and tourney games placed np high in the center of the standings, the boys themselves, mainly underclassmen, trained hard, long hours for the meets, with special emphasis given to speed, accura- cy, and hitting and pitching methods, with the experience and determination these boys have been shown to now pos- sess, we can look forward to an even greater team next year, go get ' em, tigers!! accuracy, methods and style 1971 baseball schedule the climax of a beautiful run team marian mish. south central laporte river valley sb St. joe oregon-davis lasalle mc marquette sb clay jimtown mishawaka lalumiere jimtown danville fairfield John glenn north hberty :m us 19 2 10 3 10 2 4 2 12 3 5 7 11 2 1 13 1 9 8 8 2 2 8 7 6 7 3 6 3 5 5 wrestlers place second in nsc first row: rick wendt, tim gourley, dave banaszak, bruce eastman, dean tuesberg, wendell miller, second row: jerry colanese, jim div- er, don toth, mike engel, bob carlton. third row: coach don kane. bob deer, jay seniff, torn roesner, robert hennen, assistant coach ralph rheinheimer. coach don kane ' s grapplers not only enjoyed a successful sea- son as a team, but they also garnered a host of individual honors as they worked through a mighty tough schedule, the cougar wrestlers finished second in the northern state confer- ence match, being edged by one point, bob deer and mike engel were awarded medals for winning the conference titles in their weight divisions, new prairie also competed in the annual north liberty invitational meet, and, because of jay seniff and mike engel, copped two championships in that event, from the victo- rious season ' s opener over knox to the upset of michigan city, the cougars compiled a good record and gave their backers many pleasant memories to talk about in the years ahead. before the blood and guts. swim team establishes strength first row: coach art rose, John sinka, co-captain; terry garoutte, alan cowham, bruce stoner, kit carlson, kim swank, dave burkus. second row: bruce goodson, co- captain; mark bromley, bob cenkush, brent miller, eric fritzen, bob keck, stevedickie, paul fernald, ron bendicks. the swimming team under art rose quickly established itself as a potential power in this year ' s competition, in only their second season of varsity competition the cougars landed three spots in the laporte sectional, seniors mark bromley and John sinka as well as fresh- man paul fernald sped to qualifying berths in their specialties, two seniors, mark bromley and John sinka led the team in scoring, earning 97 % and 111 % re- spectively; both received most valuable trophies, bruce goodson, bob keck, and bruce dickie, were other se- niors who figured prominently in cougar perform- ances, juniors kit carlson, named most improved for the year, and brent miller, sophomores alan cowham, bob cenkush, tom draves, terry garoutte, and dave burkus, and freshmen eric fritzen and paul fernald were all letter winners. Ml 3 ready to win. a home meet, complete with fans, clockstoppers, and aqualads. 1971 swimming schedule tearifi mish. wawasee Warsaw concord mich. city sblasalle sb clay mich. city concord sitting: dan troxell, doug dodd, co-captain jim banaszak, co-captain robert hennen, bob deer, bruce nickerson, torn roesner. kneeling: mike engel, brent miller, ken buss, don toth, ron toth, louie zelasko, jeff paul, mike wilcox, dave manges, jim kovas, jim levar, ken strope, bruce barber, larry boyts, coach blaine gamble, standing: rick wendt, frank hartman, bob smith, rod swank, dave burkus, paul troxell, steve markiey, francis bartoszewicz, dave banaszak, jeff beyer, don ham- mond, dale belsaas. ken jones, terry garoutte. track team establishes a track tradition at np seniors sparked the success of the np cougars in track this year as they sped to a 9-2 record for the season and a perfect 5-0 mark in the northern state con- ference, almost every senior on the team, including co-captains jim banaszak and robert hennen, bruce nickerson, most improved player doug dodd, bob deer, and tom roesner, broke existing records in their specialities and on sev- eral occasions made us the best in our field altogether, backed by such stead- ies as dan troxell and by promising underclassmen louie zelasko and mike engel, the t eam, on the whole, established a powerful name for itself and, more importantly, helped to build np ' s sports reputation to the highest ever. 1971 track schedule ' H them south central 19 95 concord westville M ' river valley 52 " 66 sb clay 48 70 jim town 54 64 north liberty 24 94 johnglenn 34 84 fairfield 40 78 mishawaka 93 25 laville 45 73 exercise time!! (or can ' t you tell?) on your mark! get set! do the splits! captain jim banaszak, lone se- nior on the team, provided the necessary leadership to direct his cross country teammates to a successful season and an un- disputed conference champion- ship, louie zelasko, a promising junior, put on a burst of speed in the stretch to cop the indi- vidual title in an impressive 10: 03 clocking, captain banaszak, close on his heels, finished sec- ond, steady bruce harber, the third member of " the big three " , placed sixth, and new prairie held a dominant posi- tion in final scoring, don ham- mond, ken buss, and bob lot- ter, backed by letter winners bob deutscher and jim kovas, played important parts in this conference performance as the cougars scored 34 to outdis- tance the second-place finishers . ii ' i L Miii first row: dave anderson, louie zelasko, ken buss, bruce harber. second row: jim kovas, bob calhoun, don Hammond, ron swank, dale belsaas, coach blaine gamble, third row: jim banaszak, captain, bob deutscher, bob lotter, ron toth. cross country-champs ' 1971 cross cc (untry confereni ce team score np(lst) 34 fairfield 60 north liberty 71 laville 96 jimtown 97 John glenn I 128 1 and off they go! coach gamble and boys view the competition tennis team displays kneeling: bruce eastman, dave manges, larry shead, rick wendt, co-captain, tim marker, standing: greg hofer, larry boyts, steve cooreman, jim warren, co-captain, torn o ' brien, co-captain, coach ralph rheinlieimer. its will to win 1971 tennis schedule team laville laville mich. city b-team I laporte b-team sb Jackson them us the tennis team, entering its first year of varsity competition, was, de- spite a major handicap of not having an available, standard court at the high school on which to practice, an active and skilled group, this year it sported a healthy 4-1 winning record, which would have been even higher if the team had not been rained out at a successful laporte game, the group ' s greatest disadvantage, sometimes doubling as its greatest advan- tage, proved to be seemingly-impossible-to-manage enthusiasm, which, if controlled, is an invaluable asset to any team, led by co-captains tom o ' brien and jim warren, the group, under the able sponsorship of ralph rheinheimer, did indeed play a great season, with results like these, next year ' s tennis team can be expected to be even better when its members will possess not only skill, but also the valuable experience needed to win. first row: pat dennis, tim marker, terry Stockton, torn Stockton, steve bealor, captain, fred christman. second row: doug Hammond, kent bealor, joe laureys, bob deutscher, ron bendicks, daveakin, coach art rose. golfers end tough season in good shape 1971 golf schedule team them us ' concord 179 164 k. laville 162 156 159 i north liberty 178 marianmish. 158 167 ' sb St. joe 158 154 , fairfield 176 162 1 river valley m nm 180 159 1 jimtovk ' n jHm 161 152 i John glenn WW 174 175 ■ ' bridgeman 142 M 164 number nine sock goes with number nine iron " getting the feel " of a swing the golf team, requiring good weather and a regulation green on which to perform at their meets, this year, despite the difficulties such a seasonal sports offers, had a fantastic winning season, aid- ed by most valuable player fred christman and most improved player steve bealor, the team tied for tenth place in the sectional with a score of 344 and came in second in conference competition, later, the group, after defeating np faculty for its first actual game of the season, went on to triumph over such highly-rated schools as jimtown, sb st. joe, and laville, finally ending up with a superb record of 7-3. first row: paula mcgann, vicki warren, jill joslin. second row: jean deutscher, jill schaefer, jane briskey, mary countryman, mar- cia faltz. third row: sherry dare, peggy wood, mrs. poe, sponsor; lanette cowley, joan bealor, vickie gadacz. girls gymnastic team places in district the girls ' gymnastic team, one of the more dynamic or- ganizations np has to offer, in its first year established a powerful reputation for itself, in the district meet, joan bealor placed 6th in compulsory free exercise, jill joslin placed 5th in the more difficult optional free exercise, vicki gadacz was 4th in the compulsory beam, vicki war- ren placed 5th in the side horse vault compulsory, and sherry dare was 3rd in the optional unevens. state compe- tition saw sherry dare capture 15th place in her special category, the optional unevens. next year, the team, besides planning to be more profi- cient, wants to go against more schools and switch with some they already compete against, all in all, it should be a better season. peggy gracefully executes a stunt on the parallel bars. frosh cheerleaders gain experience and led by captain sue manges, Vl ' s freshmen cheerleaders, an out- standing group, worked many hard hours perfecting routines and cheers to urge frosh play- ers on to triumph, besides ex- hibiting their pep and enthusi- asm throughout the season, the group helped both the varsity and b-team cheerleaders with pep sessions, hung victory post- ers and signs, gave their play- ers small tokens and messages to show their confidence in the guys ' abilities, aided in a cheer- leading clinic for interested 5th and 6th grade girls, mastered their own techniques and mo- tions by watching and learning from the older cheerleaders, sold ribbons to raise money for poster materials and uniforms, and, on the whole, maintained the spirit and victory mood so necessary for a winning season. left: diane garoutte. top to bottom: brenda dewit, jill joslin, kathyjohn, sue manges, right: lynda smith. a better grasp on spirit can you see how much practice it must take? first row: marcy kern, pat miller, marcy ditmar. second row: jeanne schroeder, debbie stone, char vanschoyck, janet depoy, barb kegebein (top), terri flitter, pat- ty garoutte, dy Vermillion, sue bennitt, cookie lynch. cheerleaders ' 71 cheerleaders welcome the cougars into every game. happiness is a pie in the eye! ' behold the bevy of bedtime beauties. the cheerleaders are packed with enthusiasm and spirit. 32 guess which team just scored! always backing the team — the b-team cheerleaders urge np always full of pep twomarcys. fans on. sue. a quiet moment — dy (captain). the famous splits — char. two symbols of pep — pat and the cougar. victory-minded — barb. before the game. the team always first — terri. all in spirit — patty. here ' s your corsage. Jeanne. r gi 1 m S w J| i j-fcj i r fh y m Pf A f ' i « vl 9 1 a mPB r rt m ft S lm„j ' ' irlB rodney ' s rockets (basketball) - first row: ken buss, rodney ro- senbaum. second row: mike adams, jim banaszak, torn ludwig, louiezelasko. akin ' s artillery (basketball) — first row: dy vermillion, diane metzner, kathy akin, second row: debbie peterson, dianne fischer, mary ann lienhart, Jeanne schroeder, marlene boyts. glass banana (volleyball) - first row bob carlton, scott joslin second row Steve tolmen, bruce nickerson, torn roesner, bill kopkowski. jim warren strawberry ' n ' the shortcakes (vollevbal!) Iirst row: kathy akin, marsha ek- strom, cookie lynch second row diane metzner. peggy miller, marlene boyts, dy vermillion, diane rehlander. intramural champs of 1971 intramural sports, a big part of class as well as sports competition, this year had most of its titles and championships captured by the older members of the school, namely the seniors, games, held every tuesday evening during student activity time, were in the categories of basketball and volleyball, with the ping pong trials being played during the noon hours. ping pong champs: gary miller, jerry colanese. . fL to live and join our voice in our education — student council student council, one of the more prestigious organi- zations of the school, is comprised of two repre- sentatives from each class, one boy and one girl, as follows tradition, the president was the senior male member, jeff tuholski. the only other offices, vice- president and secretary-treasurer, were held by mike engel and dy vermillion respectively. in addition to giving the faculty and principal the students ' views on school policies and rules, the group also strove to listen to common student gripes and, by discussion, to remedy them, one idea of TTs council was to elect homeroom representa- tives to aid in various duties, such as checking stu- dent permits on cars driven to school, enforcing school regulations, etc. mike engel, vice-president; pam keen, jeff tuholski, president; dy vermillion, secretary-treasurer; cary costello, dale belsaas, judy brasseur, sue manges. m nn ' •IIP r If y, first row: linda meyers, gail shock, diane wrobleski, charlene vanschoyck, steve lenig, jane briskey, brenda anders, marsha ekstrom, mark costello, martha bow- ell, pam oberholtzer, lorea heise. second row: mary lewis, cookie lynch, pat miller, John antonucci, pam jones, barb crum, shirley gamble, sue winey, sue white, tina loucks, wendy jones, marlene boyts. third row: laura beyer, dave calhoun, torn yeater, lew oldham, jane cooreman, sue murphy, robert hennen, ken buss, deb bradfield, karen surma, barb nelson, fourth row: joe ward, lavon hardiman, merry smith, doug schmeltz, john borkowski, ray bealor, dianne Fischer, terri flitter, terry moore, darla gesse, sue shields. nhs inducts 31 one of the highest honors offered by this school is admission into its amzie miller chapter of the national honor society, mem- bership is restricted to those students who have a 3.0 or better grade status and who have never received a mark lower than a c for a semester average, the students, selected by their teachers, are judged by qualities of lead- ership, scholarship, character, and service, activities of this club are rather limited be- cause of its very nature and purpose, but once a year nhs members take a field trip to some nearby place of interest. this year ten seniors and twenty-one juniors were admitted, bringing nhs ' s membership up to fifty-one. on induction into the organiza- tion, members receive a yellow rose, a certifi- cate of merit, and a small golden pin on which is inscribed the torch of wisdom, the symbol of this most noteworthy and respect- ed organization. barb golubski, vice president; annette dewit, secretary; torn ludwig, president; mrs. heeter, sponsor; diane metzner, reporter; diane vermillion, treasurer. 37 first row: diane metzner, martha bowell, diane rehlander, tommi stone, diane wrobleski, lorea heise. robin eckert. second row: rich wrobleski. karen dolph, debbie zakrzewski, shirley gamble, barb kegebein, gerald gonas. third row: robert hennen, dave calhoun, kar- en burrows, denise unrue, shirley o ' laughlin, lynn walker, tim walz. fourth row: diane jankowski, sue murphy, Janice calhoun, dianne fischer, sue shields, pamjones. fifth row: dave jandrisovits, John borkowski, ray zakrzewski, torn ludwig, jeff tuholski, ray bealor.jim levar. top to bottom: joe ward, president; mary ann lienhart, reporter; lavon hardiman, secretary; debbie peterson, parliamentarian; Janet wojcik, historian; mrs. heeter, sponsor; John antonucci, treasurer; mark costello, vice president. first row mallory brewer, diana goins, Stewart kapp, mike miller, roxie wrobleski, sharon metzner. second row: Imda wagner, lynn peterson, penny richardson, pam norris, phi! lau. third row: steve dickey, bruce jones, karen zakrzewski, sherri mayse. Jackie anderson, james fonte. fourth row: don hammond, gene cserpes, joe laureys, tony heims, torn draves. fifth row: jeff bever, bob calhoun. neal loucks. terry banis, steve bealor.jim warfield. latin club furthers roman tradition by sponsoring slavery exists -- ask any latin initiate. mrs. heeter receives the traditional flowers. latin banquet the latin club began its exciting program of activi- ties with " a day at the colosseum " , the annual roman banquet, when twenty-three latin students were auctioned off as slaves and later initiated into ijcl. Christmas season is marked by the saturnalia cele- bration, the saturnalia is first brought forth by the carolling members of the club for nursing homes and hospitals, a Christmas feast is taken to the home of a deserving family. spring brings the annual trip to rome, a highlight of the roman year, several members joined this tour sponsored by thejcl. distinction was brought to the new prairie chapter by having pam jones elected vice president of the indiana junior classical league, her duties included arranging the program for the state convention held on the indiana university campus in blooming- ton, other local members who were honored on the state level were diane metzner, chairman of the state constitution committee, and joe ward, a member of the state publicity committee. the year ' s activities concluded with the spring ban- quet for members and their families when the stu- dents who went on the roman holiday reported on their trips. ■ ■|H Pf 5r H HT I s- H hL " iHH i H X 1 vB luil 1 :) John and mary ann smile for the camera. !C» t I g " mixed emotions a caterer serves typical roman foods. first row: debbie goodman, jane bnskey, carol wagner. marda Cornell, marla eastman. barb nelson, pat miller, becky blackston, marcy kern, karen watkins, pat cevallos, second row: karen kaufman, terry wozniak, sue white, sue winey, mike wickham, julie zielinski, judy horvath, penny sobecki, diane wrobleski, margot montemayor. third row: juanita green, frank hostetler, cindy whitman, leslie dolph, merry smith, torn kempf, ron bendiks, mike bennitt, jim kovas, tim marker, fourth row: debbie stone, peg miller, alien jones. bob deutscher, drew gilpin, kim sauers, michele dailey. espaiiol travels to mexico first row: marie miller, barb miller, linda briskey, vicki tibbs, wendell miller, melodee Hansen, kevin kaplon, mary countryman, becky sutton, chris jankowski, pam thompson. second row: kerry holler, tina malone, linda wagner, sue seyfried, janet depoy, debby barber, jean mcdonald, debbie mccormick, dana hill, betsy walz, marcy dittmar, bruce eastman. third row: allison zellers, stormy ferguson, nancy jones, gail kunde. first row: patty Stockton, carmen bates, laura swanson, roberta martell, diane mills, janet shock, vicki heath, debbie demeyer paula mcgann, carol zloza. second row: janet schroeder, iynda smith, kathy moffett, terri bradfield, barb eckovich, patti graychowski, marsha truex karen burkus, janet mangold, third row: mike lenig, mitch mcdonald, mary rudecki, marlene wireman, kim moore, brenda watts, pat hunt, debbie harness, julie fischer, carla huenecke, phil jankowski, fourth row: gene smith, jeff wiggins, linda hardiman, diane torres, marcia bennitt, dave romanowski, paul zahl, lanette cowley, dave banaszak, bruce stoner. the Spanish club this year involved itself in more and more projects and became thoroughly immersed in the customary Spanish tradition, such money-making activities as its numerous cake raffles, donkey basketball game, concession stands, and car washes aided in the club ' s ultimate goal of sending a few deserving students to mexico during summer vacation, the club also regular- ly pubhshed a newspaper, which is filled with exciting school events, gossip, and plans for future projects, the Spanish club is a happening! Cheryl wideman, treasurer; diane vermillion, vice president; larry boyts, president; tina malone, secretary: jerry colanese, secretary; mr. gonzalez, sponsor. profits and fun were two of the concession stands ' greatest attributes. Spanish students enjoy themselves at one of the club ' s numerous, and fa- mous, parties. first row; cary costello. darlene nace, debbie adnson, denise vanslager, nancy schroeder, sue manges, debbie watnick, char van schoyck. cindy kempf. rick wendt. second row: cari shirley, charyl cox, wendy jones, joan bealor, steve olsen, beth belt, maureen morrie, peggy wood, vicki warren, third row ruth brown, sharon anderson, betty wyatt, pam jones, fred sikorski, dan troxell, mike wickham, karen surma, linda meyers. judy brasseur. fourth row: kenny schell, lynn kelley, terri flitter, mike cohen, steve cooreman, jim warren, sue todd, cathy weiser, lynn walker. french club strives for international friendship this year, members of the french club, an interest- ing organization growing more and more active with each passing year, found themselves engaged in more activities and projects than ever before, a joint Christmas party with the Spanish club was held previous to Christmas vacation, and music and food were freely provided, cake raffles and other fund raisers were sponsored to achieve the club ' s ulti- mate goal — a group trip to french Canada, a style show at carson pirie scott, using np ' s french stu- dents as models, was also on the agenda. mr. gloss, the sponsor, is the club ' s intellectual giant. ■■ l l i j ' j mike engel, president: tina loucks, secretary; pam oberholtzer, vice president: jean deutscher, treasurer; margo bryant, program director; mr. gloss, sponsor. sitting: diana kettring, carol scott, mary martensen, Jeanne schroeder, marcia stark, linda zarobinski, lucy lepley, steve mann, cindy bartoszewicz, julie small loretta deutscher, pat demeyer. standing: debbie cross, frank hosteller, jay merrill, lynn anderson, kathy bradfield, margot montemayor. office education association, a club designed to assist those who have planned careers in office work, was one of the busiest clubs in the school this year, the organiza- tion ' s activities provided leadership development, social development and citizenship training, as well as an in- creased knowledge of the office and its future. members of the organization participated in the state youth leadership conference and the regional contest held in south bend, with regional winners competing in the state contest in april. to raise money, the club sponsored many new projects including the selling of plaques and pins, oea also visited various offices and businesses and held an installation for its new members. oea tries new projects annette dewit, secretary; lynn lepley. vice president: deb bradfield. president; debbie terson. treasurer; norene buss, reporter and historian; pat skaggs, parliamentarian. pat and annette selling plaques 43 mr. colborne, sponsor; martha bowell, president; helen hanson, treasurer; diane fischer, secretary; annette dewit, assistant secretary; lavon hardiman, vice president; barb nelson, historian; wendy iones, reporter. a chance to teach and to be taught — fta this year ' s fta strove to uphold its goal of interest- ing students in the merits and rewards of a teaching career, the club, as it does every year, visited a nearby university to further their knowledge of teachers, their techniques, methods, and what their duties exactly entail, the club also held an initiation ceremony, complete with a potluck dinner, to for- mally greet the new officers into the club. mrs. ned- ra dudley, the chapter ' s namesake, was the event ' s speaker and honored guest, distinction was brought to the club with wendy jones being elected the alter- nate vice president and tina loucks miss fta, both of area 1 . first row; diane metzner, gail shock, debbie adnson, sue manges, diane Johnson, debbie watnicl , mary countryman, penny pumroy, torn stone, cheryl van schoyck, pam oberholtzer. second row: char van schoyck. tina loucks, kathy akin, juanita green, beth belt, carla mcdonald, diane rehlander, car- ol wagner, terry wozniak, deb bradfield. third row: sue white, mike bush, debbie peterson, debbie nixon, mary mcgawn. michele dailey, pat lachow- in, peg miller, pam jones, april eskridge, tina young, fourth row: julie zielinski, ray bealor, joe ward, terri flitter, sue moore. sue todd, dave jandri- soviis, mary ann lienhart. 44 fna — a dedication to life first row: sherrie schwark, gail vogel, carla huenecke, theresa fritzen, debbie adnson, diane johnson, second row: tina stroud, cass bond, marlene boyts, rondi flagg, diana bolinger, sany nixon, chris jankowski, third row: brenda Oliver, shirley o ' laughlin. marlene wireman, diane torres, gail kurdel, Janice calhoun. carla mcdonald. fourth row: gail sullivan, kathy ross, sherri mayse, pat norris, deb- bie wrobleski, sharon metzner, linda briskey, debbie nixon. although the members of the future nurses of america do not travel the halls carrying needles and bandages as expected, they do try to Hve up to their goals of dedicating their Hves to the health and welfare of others, plans for the newly organized club are many, including working at hospitals or nursing homes to increase nursing knowledge, and having guest hospital personnel (nurses, doctors, veterinari- ans, etc.) speak to the group, formed under the direction of mrs. lynch, fna also plans to make decorations to be placed on hospital trays for special occasions and to give a scholarship to the most outstanding senior of the organization. lorea heise, vice president; carol wagner, secretary; mrs. lynch, sponsor; pat lachowin, reporter; sonia dzialak, president, janet peterson, treasurer. first row: betsy walz, janet niespodziany, chris jankowski, denise artist, fran opoka, kathy hahn, melodee hanson, linda briskey, denise vansla- ger, debbie nickerson, debbie goodman, second row: janet peterson, joan stanish, mary martensen, wilma moore, linda zarobinski, margot montemayor, cathy vogel, vicki biggerstaff, gail vogel, dana hill, third row: sue seyfried, sue deutscher, janet depoy, vicki graychowski, gina sellers, debbie zakrzewski, marie goverinski, sue bunton, debbie cowham. fourth row: debbie mccormick, pat truex, bonnie keehn, gail kunde, zelma luke, karen blackston, janet wojcik, stormy ferguson, linda wagner. first row: paula mcgann, gail truyeart, laura swanson, patty buss, mallory brewer, gerri gorney, cindy kempf, carol zioza, charyl goodale, second row: debbie demeyer, gina dark, lynda smith, terri dyer, diane mills, gail smith, janet shock, roberta martel. third row: barb eckovich, karen zakrzewski, pat graychowski, pam martz, karen burkus, kathy ebersole, nancy harenza, debbie harness, phil lau. fourth row: julie fischer, jan heminger, marcia bennitt, jeanine wilcox, pat hunt, pam norris, marie galvas, arlene kleine. fha — ' ' to dare is to care 5 J the objective of the future homemak- ers of america, to help individuals improve personal, family, and com- munity living, was well executed this year, their program of work had the theme of " communication, " with the subheads of " to dare is to care " and " our future as homemakers. " meet- ings were a " get acquainted " picnic at bendi.x park, the initiation of new members, and panel discussions, highlights of the year were the offi- cers being presented with an " hon- or " chapter certificate at the state conference and the club ' s hosting the district conference. sitting: j. baldwin, projects ch.; r. eckert, treasurer; m. ekstrom, president; 1. meyers, secretary, standing: mrs. ekstrom, sponsor; c. simpson, public relations, j. zielin- ski, parliamentarian; j. brasseur, recreation ch.; t. ma- lone, historian; c. wideman, reporter. district conference. ffa captures local state and first row: tim swartz, mike spaid, mallory brewer, gayle truyaert, becky kelley, John vermilyer, kevin kaplon. second row: torn ward, harvey moss, bernie hansen, pam miller, fred miller, tim haverstock. third row: rick schiele, ernie truex, jerry depoy, fred sikorski, sid meyers, John elkins, bob demeyer. fourth row: larry mrozinski, alien dewit, torn heise, james warlield, dale carr. jim walbert. fifth row: John kulwicki, jeff kulwicki, joe cuson, dan peterson, John ginter, chuck szilagyi, mark fischer. sixth row: jerry young- blood, dan dunning, mike eckovich, ginny litza, doug mcguire, gary scofield. seventh row: mark bromley, frances bartoszewicz, ron toth, glen proud, dave nickerson, lew plumbeck, herman meyers. national recognition and awards standing: mr. dennis wolheter, sponsor; dave jesswein, sentinel; dennis nalepinski, reporter; don toth, trea- surer; joe ward, secretary; doug miliar, vice president; terry norris, president, sitting: mr. don thomas, sponsor. the new prairie ffa, entering more competitions and judgings than any other school organization, won numerous awards in 70-71. the dairy team placed fourth at the Wilmington national dairy judging contest, and the livestock team placed seventh at the harrisburg national con- test, new prairie members, besides winning six firsts, two seconds, and four third awards at district, saw the chapter place third in overall dis- trict competition and high in state ratings. the ffa district banquet at new prairie honored the outstanding young farmers of the area. the librarians, as the name imphes, are charged with the upkeep and smooth running of the library, a sep- arate organization complete with of- ficers, the Hbrarians have the respon- sibility of such library-oriented chores as returning books and maga- zines to their respective shelves for circulation, mending torn or dam- aged publications, recording and col- lecting fines, preparing daily circula- tion reports, helping any needing as- sistance in finding particular infor- mation or books, and generally maintaining the atmosphere so nec- essary to the effectiveness of a li- brary, one of the major accomplish- ments for the club this year was its complete reorganization of the refer- ence room, thus making it available to new prairie students at all times. many pietrowski, secretary; marvin podenski, president; marie goverinski, treasurer; norene buss, vice president. pat wood, leona doerscher, debbie mccartney, darrell myers, denise ertist, zelma luke. librarians arrange reference room the library — the domain of the librarians ava, one of the hardest working organiza- tions at new prairie, this year continued its usefulness by taping many of the assem- blies presented to the student body and by showing numerous films and slides to indi- vidual classes. ava itself, standing for audio visual aids, gives its members a chance to become thoroughly acquainted with movie equip- ment and its use through upkeep and oper- ation of the machines themselves, the club is unique in its apprentice program lasting one year and in its technical knowledge of the equipment they use. earl schimmel, treasurer; ernie truex, vice president: henry meyers, president; alfred vollmer. secretary; mr. reed, sponsor. ava teaches useful skills kneeling: rich bolinger, mr. reed, gary miller, standing: dave jandrisovits, larry petree, jim diver, albert vollmer. saving sound for the future is ava man al vollmer. gaa strives for fitness penny pumroy, vice president; mrs. poe, sponsor; vicki gadacz, president, sitting: diana pentis, secretary-treasurer. this year ' s girls ' athletic association, striving to give its mem- bers opportunities to learn new activities as spectators and as participants, tried many sports, including archery, bowling, volleyball, softball, gymnastics, swimming, and ice skating (a skiing excursion was planned several times, but the weather didn ' t cooperate), early in the year the club also sponsored a play day at nphs, with gaa ' s from surrounding schools joining in the fun. first row: debbie demeyer, carol wagner, donna davis, terry dyer, linda diedrich. second row: mallory brewer, loretta deutscher, marcia feltz, roberta mar- tel. third row: l aren dolph, sharon anderson, pat true.x, maurine morrie, gail kindig. fourtli row: lanette cowley, mary mcgawn, laura beyer, betty wyatt. fifth row: jeanine wilcox, sue todd, lavon hardiman. this year ' s pep club did a tremendous job of backing the cougars and bols- tering school spirit, they sponsored a spirit week during sectional week, complete with the presentation of the spirit stick to the sophomore class, by way of a pennant contest, the club chose a school pennant displaying the cougar and the school colors, besides organizing small, compact pep blocks throughout the basketball season, they sold cougar sweatshirts and ribbons to achieve the highest school spirit possible, for a club excursion, they attended the ice capades show at notre dame, the club ' s greatest con- tribution in 1971 was its buying the huge cougar that now decorates our gym wall. daria gesse, vice president; debbie peterson, senior rep.; helen hanson, president; diane metzner, treasurer: sharon metzner, sophomore rep.; dianne fischer. secretary; melodee hanson, sophomore rep.; kirn moore, freshman rep.; miss volkman, sponsor. pep club backs cougars pepstersof 1971 the main purpose of the lettermen club, the honoring of those athletic boys who have participated and ex- celled in some sport, was well executed by this year ' s organization, led by president bruce nickerson, the club, under the direction of mr. tolmen, sponsored a cake raffle to raise money for their sought-after and hard-earned letters and chevrons. lettermen make the mark in sports jay seniff, sergeant-at-arms; mr. tolmen, sponsor: robert hennen, vice-presi- dent; larry shead, treasurer; bruce nickerson, president; torn roesner, secretary. first row: sieve lenig, carl miller, jerry colanese, bob demeyer, bob carlton, dave neal, bruce eastman, tim marker, second row: jim kovas, alien de- wit, dave manges, ron toth, John antonucci, tim walz, bruce barber, third row: bruce dickie, mark bromley, don toth, kent bealor, steve bealor, don hammond, jeff beyer, roger teska. fourth row: John sinka, bob deneve, louie zelasko, kenny jones, terry garoutte, allan jones, ken strope. fifth row: ken buss, dan hertzberg. kent miller, ron bendicks, monty scott, scott joslin, don hoover, dale belsaas. sixth row: mike engel, steve tolmen, jim war- ren, tom o ' brien, dave nickerson, bob keck, dave brasseur. seventh row: bruce goodson, pete kaminski, jim banaszak, bob deutscher, steve coore- man, bob deer, dan troxell, bob lotter, eight row: barry halter, bill coddens, doug dodd, lew plumbeck, nick galvas. 52 sitting: pam jones, norenebuss. standing: tina loucks, earl schimmel, terri bradfield, al voUmer, bruce easlman, marsha ekstrom, wendy jones. alicejones. diane metzner, pam oberholtzer, dave tincher, mary ann lienhart, brenda watts, marcia bennett, pat lachowin. press club keeps nphs in the news the press club, newly formed this year, was designed for the sole purpose of informing the public of school and community happenings. The student reporters prepared items of interest into workable stories, which were proof- read by the club ' s sponsors, mrs. ekstrom and mr. ro- kosz. its members then sent their news articles to the south bend tribune, the laporte herald-argus, or the michigan city news dispatch, although this club is a non- profit organization, membership in it can prove a valu- able experience in journalism . sb tribune reporter marsha ekstrom mc dispatch reporter cathy coursel herald-argus reporter dave tincher herald-argus reporter alicejones . m tfa w a mmi. 0nm first row: linda wagner, janel depoy, gail shock, jean deutscher. kathy hahn, linda briskey. second row: patty garoutte, gail kunde, debbie nixon, carol wagner, betsy walz, sue seyfried, debbie adnson. debbie nickerson. sitting: cookie lynch, peg miller, jane briskey. standing: tina loucks, sheila huston, diane metzner, debbie peterson, jeanne schroeder, kathy akin. clockstoppers take the time to tell in addition to almost doubling their member- ship, this year ' s clockstoppers elected their first president, jeanne schroeder. they also continued their duties as official recorders and timers for all the np swimming meets, as before, each girl was assigned a specific task for every meet, such as announcing individual races and events, recording and clocking the swimmers ' times, and giving the boys on the swim team their encouragement and praise. checking time sheets and materials are initial duties before the clockstoppers stop clocks. i k)i gsc finds joy in helping others one of the busiest clubs in the school, girls ' service club was formed during the first semester of 70. even before electing officers, the club got to work gathering food for the needy at Christ- mas, decorating the school for the ho- lidays, providing the school with its own reuseable Christmas tree, spon- soring a mother and daughter tea, ushering at school performances and activities, grading papers, and treating the teachers with goodies and decora- tions for their rooms, dues were used to finance the many projects spon- sored by the club. miss lempke, sponsor; sue todd, president; linda meyers, first vice president: sue shields. Uth rep.: mallory brewer, 9tli rep.; sharon metzner. 10th rep.; charyl cox. second vice president: judy brasseur, treasurer: pam jones, 12th rep.; margo bryant, secretary; sharon anderson. reporter. judy and charyl gossip while worldng. lorea and linda arrange canned goods ior displny. office and guidance girls — unselfish service sitting: diane wrobleski, mary ann lienharl. debbie zakrzewski. standing: marla eastman, barb crum, shirley o ' laughlin. this year, the office and guid- ance girls aided the office sec- retaries and the counselors in many ways, they typed, ran errands, maintained the bulle- tin boards, straightened files, and kept their respective of- fices neat, they also acted as receptionists and organized college material, and schedules for the students " use. debbie goodman, janet peterson, linda ostroski, pat demeyer, Jeanne ryder, diane metzner. annette lielps debbie rewrite students ' schedule cards for future guidance and office reference. t Cindy bartoszewicz mallory brewer janebriskey margobryant sue bunton Janice calhoun sue deutsoher debbie dove robin eckert stormy ferguson vicki gadacz members diane garoutte kathy martz bonnie shepherd patty garoutte pam martz Carolyn simpson pat gorny debbie merley denise vanslager kathy hahn linda meyers debbie vollmer iavon hardiman kim moore carol wagner pat hill sue moore betsy walz sheila huston terry moore sue winey kathy John sue murphy linda wolfe nancy Jones debbie nickerson roxie wrobleski linda lant debbie nixon linda zarobinski mary lewis gina sellers cougar cadettes keep in step twin majorettes, sue moore and sue murphy, move with mihtary crispness to their positions in front of a line of girls in gold and blue uniforms, they give a command of execution, and the cougar cadettes break into a series of difficult routines which have delighted new prairie sports fans for several seasons. highlights of their varied year included a weekend trip to milwaukee, Wisconsin, where they competed in the na- tional championship round of girls ' drill teams. mr. gamble, the sponsor, discusses one of the performances with a cadette. first row: lorea heise, linda diedrich, maria eastman, margo dahne, Jeanne ryder. second row: carla mcdonald, barb nelson, brenda anders. wendy Jones, third row: carol wagner, bren- da watts, margo bryant. nancy houk, sue bunton. fourth row: janet peter- son. terri flitter, pat lachowin. debbie nixon. Tifth row: mary ann lienhart, Janice calhoun. mike hoggard. mich- ele dailey, frank hostetler. yearbook staff 1971 strives marlene boyts, ad manager; pam jones, editor; annette dewit, ass ' t editor; deb bradTield, ass ' t business manager; diane meUner, business manager. the editor and assistant editor? for a great book having style, unity, and long-lasting memories bang! the prairie life staff began the 1971 year with enthusiasm, the initial meeting was held soon after the beginning of school, and it was well attended, the goals of meetings, money needed to finance the book, and other important points were stressed by editor pam jones and assistant editor annette dewit. advertising man- ager marlene boyts launched the ad campaign which supplies a large portion of yearbook funds, as the ads " rolled in " , business manager diane metzner and her assistant deb bradfield recorded them, and the funds began to mount, layouts for senior and underclassmen pages were begun first, and soon camera flashes were a frequent sight as the sly staff photographers watched for the precise moment of capture. " hey pam, come here, " yelled perplexed staff members, " what do we do with this picture and what in the world is copy? ' " the first deadline for completed layouts was set sometime in march, and since members were faithful in their attendance of meetings, a lot of work was put into the finished pages. posters could only improve the ugliness of the yearbook room . planning strategy for noon yearbook sales. yearbooks went on sale the second week in Octo- ber and quite a few staff members were really " selling up a storm " to earn a free book, this is the typical sales approach of mike bog- gard: " hey, you kid! have you bought your yearbook yet? no? great! you can buy one from me, now ! " the entire staff has worked many hours and will work long and hard for the remain- der of the year to make the 1971 prairie life a yearbook to be truly proud of and one of the best to ever be pub- lished, the work and time put into the project will make the achievement well worthwhile, and will most certainly give the greatest satisfaction to all. sly photographers indeedl the first steps into a long, long year. band tops on marching field first row: c. weiser, j. green, s. wiltfong, s. anderson, s. gamble, d. johnson, j. zielinski, v. bolsega, f. kaminski, d. watkins. sec- ond row: m. countryman, d. shock, d. watnick, d. cross, b. deutscher, k. thompson, d. mcguire, 1. walker, c. mcdonald, d. manges, third row: m. hoggard, m. adams. d. davis. s. winey, t. porter, d. burkus, d. samys, d. akin, t. garoutte, k. buss, fourth row: t. ludwig, c. conjalka, j. small, m. bowell, r. bendlcks, r. hennen. standing: k. akm, d. cow ham, c. cox, s. davis, b. anders, c. vanschoyck, g. shock, t. loucks, k. sikorski, j. wojciechowski, d. belsaas, d. schmeltz, e. schimmel, k. kaplon, j. harber, t. lud- wig. k. surma, m. boyts, p. jones, m. dahne, p. oberholtzer, d. vermillion. drum major lom ludwig calls the band to attention first row: d. wrobleski, I. wolfe, I. smith, b. nordahl, r. bans, b. meyers, c. henecke, m. pfeiffer, b. wyatt, m. mcgawn. second row: g. hofer, m. Stevens, d. wasielewski, w. wilson, r. rudecki, d. nace, j. wilcox, j. mangold, k. moffett, b. dewit. third row: p. hor- vath, b. brooks, r. parry, n. loucks, t. markley, d. zakrzewski, m. bennett, e. fntzen, d. kime, t. monroe. fourth row: j. nace, b. watkins, t. lawson, s. simmermeyer, k. hoggard, d. evans, j. lambert, I. dolph, n. small, s. manges, standing: m. rudecki, m. mill- er, j. small, t. himes, t. young, j. depoy, j. barnhart, d. harber, m. johnson, 1. hardiman, j. fonte, m. litza, j. pavolka. the flag girls practice an intricate routine. pep band provided " hot jazz " for the bonfire. the 4th of July parade brought the marching band a second place trophy. all season, the band invaded the football field with their detailed marching and bold sound. pep band rallied fans at home basketball games. the beginning of the year found the band creating and perfecting new marching rou- tines to meet the demand for entertain- ment during the halftimes of the home football games, after performing in many parades, such as isu ' s homecoming in terre haute, the unit rececived a superior rating at contest. after marching season was over, the band began devoting many hours of practice in preparation for its many concerts, thanks to mr. Johns, this year ' s band is the best in np ' s history. A it J HV H H i MHh Bf o K. - J ' 5 ' - ■- ' " ' y ' sitting: sue winey, doug mcguire, karen surma, lynn walker, carla mcdonald, debbie cross, dave manges, larry boyts. standing: shirley gamble, marlene boyts, kevin kaplon, dave burkus, mike hoggard, mike adams, dan davis, ken buss, ron bendicks, eric fritzen, tom ludwig, charles conjalka, dennis kime, tim ludwig, jim wojciechowski. dance band 1971 swings with talent and sentiment dance band alias a pep band? this year ' s dance band, under the direction of mr. Johns, was a swinging combination of enthu- siasm and talent, composed of the band ' s most skilled brass, percussion, and saxophone play- ers, it performed at school functions as well as at many private engagements and also competed at state contest, hard rock and jazz, as always, were incorporated into its repertoire, and dra- matic solos highlighted the talents of its mem- bers, the group ' s busy year ended with its last performance at north liberty ' s junior-senior prom on may 22. can there by any comparison between isu ' s dance band and our own? no! 1 ■ - " ' jI V k fK " ■ rJH ■■ BHPHpK i jJL " Ti bottom ro v: b. kegebein, t. norris, b. dickie, p. jones, I. walker, b. belt, p. miller, 1. boyts, d. tmcher, s. dzialak, j. ness, d. gilpin, b. sulton, d. calhoun, d. bclsaas precussionist. top row: c. lynch, m. dahne,j. paul, d. jandrisovits, s. shields, m. diltmar, a. dewit, d. stone. swing choir, unlike most of np ' s organizations, is allowed to transport itself to its engagements, and, more important, is paid a set fee every time it performs, at state contest and throughout the year, the group ' s program of popular songs and swingy movements captured not only first place ratings, but also much respect and admiration for its professional- ism, spirit, and enthusiasm. swing choir captures first at state f ' concert — first row: b. walz, c. cox, g. sellers, s. mayse, n. Williams, p. cain, m. truex, j. mcdonald, k. John, c. kempf, j. baldwin, d. adnson, p. cevallos, d. good- man, k. ross, V. baughman, j. lamberl, r. eckert, j. niespodziany, j. joslin, d. harber, a schoning, s. cites, second row: s. bunton, m. rudecki, b. keehn, n. lau, k. martz, r. dark, v. tibbs, m. hill, b. lawson, r. coach, 1. swanson, g. sullivan, k. bradfield, g. shock, t. bradfield. 1. deutscher, d. conley, b. malone, c. wideman, k. blackstone, d. garoutte. third row: n. jones, s. gussman, c. szczypiorski, w. jones, j. bealor, d. bilinski, p. wood, d. myers, k. vogel, 1. foster, d. mills, p. lachowin, b. machias, c. gourley, d. martz, p. norris, p. miller, d. kettring, j. green, fourth row: k. coursel, j. schrieber, p. hill, t. stone, 1. heise, w. miller, p. logan, c. hein- rich, d. crane, m. cohen, p. winters, g. miller, 1. gray,], konieczny, j. warfield, m. wireman, d. logan, 1. morgan, d. kaufman, 1. lepley , d. scott. a creation of a joyful noise this year ' s choral department was comprised of the concert choir and the a-cappella choir, the concert choir, whose main function was to learn vocal techniques and to develop them more fully, entertained primarily at major school concerts, the a-cappella was composed of the more advanced students who broadened their talents by not only performing at school concerts, but also by participating in state competition, the cast for the annual musical was chosen from both choirs. a cappella — first row: mr. w. schaltenbrand, m. dahne, m. dittmar, k. akin, b. kegebeing, g. kurdel, p. truex, p. jones, a dewit, p. miller, s. shields, c. whitman, c. lynch, m. bryant, b. sutton. second row: d. thompson, s. gamble, s. o ' laughlin, I. beyer, d. stone, d. jankowski, s. todd, j. morrie, m. boyts, s. dzialak, b. belt, p. garoutte, k. kaufman, m. bowell. third row: b. martensen, c. miller, b. harber, a dewit, f christman, d. tincher, d. gilpin, a. vollmer, 1. walker, j. ness, r. mauer, m. dailey. fourth row: 1. smith, d. jandrisovits, k. bealor, b. dickie, d. belsaas, I. boyts, j. paul, b. letter, t. norris, b. ackerman, d. artist, t. kempf, d. calhoun, r. lawson. H f ■ 5 :. - - . -■ ' to live and participate martha bowell, helen hanson, debbie robinson, robin eckert, charyl cox, jana cooreman, barb kegebein, dy vermillion, cookie lynch, pam jones, marlene boyts, norenebuss, annette dewit, lucy lepley, sue moore, Jeanne ryder, lavon hardiman. kenneth sampson, lavon hardiman, 2nd runner-up; rich dodd, barb kegebein, 4th runner-up; larry shead, cookie lynch, queen; chris wykoff, dy vermiUion, 1st runner-up; dennis nalepinski, jane cooreman, 3rd runner-up. football homecoming ' 71 in preparation. football homecoming ' 71 brought an- other thrilling win for the victory- minded cougar team, throughout the game their opponents, the fairfield fal- cons, seemed to have no strength in keeping the mighty cougars in their own territory, result — a fairfield defeat. halftime activities of prime interest to the fans included a precision marching display by the band, the parade of floats, and the crowning of the home- coming queen, the junior float took first place in the competition, and from the many candidates, miss cookie lynch was chosen queen, after being crowned by co-captains bruce nickerson and bill coddents, she received the traditional trophy, roses, and kisses. 66 football ' 71 homecoming queen - cookie lynch 0 A only one can win. not yet champions! we ' re being tackled! time out for strategy. i BBr . ■ ' . m . tik ' JlSf k iK ' l n W 1 % the courgars in action. the work of many, all to be gone in flame recovery is the goal of this fumble. 67 the bonfire was a prelude to the victory. as escort chris wykoff looks on, bb co-captain bruce nickerson crowns dy. top to bottom: dy vermillion, chris wykoff, karen kauf- man, mike mrozinski, lavon hardiman, osborn samson, junior linda meyers, rodney rosenbaum, sophomore she- lia huston, steve tolmen, freshman sue manges, alien dewit. lavon hardiman (LEFT) and karen kaufman (RIGHT) congratulate queen dy vermillion. one of the biggest events of the 70-71 basketball season was the homecoming game against south bend clay, despite constant tieing and a double overtime, clay rallied to take the victory by one point. the halftime activities included the crowning of the basketball homecoming queen, dy vermillion. presented to the crowd by co-captain bruce nickerson, she was given a dozen roses, a tro- phy, and a basketball signed by every member of the varsity team, the traditional dance directly following the game fea- tured a live band and was presided over by the queen and her court. ' 71 bb homecoming the ever-increasing tempo of the game is reflected on the spectators ' faces. highlights queen crowning and an exciting game one point can mean the difference between victory and defeat. homecoming queens football queen lee ann lynch 70 basketball queen diane vermillion quiet thoughts of Washington time out for pictures and gab the everlasting Washington monument sleep was a necessary pasttime a great time the Washington d.c. trip, sponsored annually by the laporte herald argus, is a chartered-bus trip awarded to students in the area selling a set number of newspaper subscriptions, the trip, as always, included visits to some of the more fa- mous Washington monuments, such as the capi- tol, the white house, Jefferson memorial, lincoln memorial, arlington cementary complete with the changing of the guard, the treasury building, the Smithsonian institute, Jamestown, mount vernon, and williamsburg. caught unawares changing of the guard at arlington albert peterson rose alvarez kim macafee harry macafee doris macafee randolph macafee conrad birdie Ursula mrs. peterson hugo peabody mayor mayor ' s wife gloria guitar men bruce dickie peggy miller kathy akin lynn walker laura beyer bill brooks mike engel margo dahne marlene boyts dave jandrisovits fred christman micheledailey doreen kaufman larry bouts, tom o ' brien make-up crews were busy long before the play began. bye bye birdie — a different kind of musical this year ' s musical un- folded the magic tale of a teenage singing idol, conrad birdie, and the effect of his stay in a typi- cal midwestern town, sweet apple, ohio. the small community, over- whelmed with the impor- tance and prestige of birdie ' s visit, goes out of its way to impress and make welcome the visitor, this, in turn, af- fects the love life of not only the teenagers of sweet apple, but also birdie ' s manager, albert peterson. birdie ' s fainting fans did not hamper his style. the teenagers gossip about hugo ' s and kirn ' s going steady. sweet apple gets its first look at conrad birdie. birdie is welcomed into sweet apple by the mayor and fans. getting rid of some of their tension, lynn, shirley, and robin pose for the camera. decorating for the prom was a job of many tasks. gail and cindy perfect the castle wall. a family thing. work soon took the form of many long hours. a most unique expression for the prom. a touch of the medieval was brought to np this year by way of the junior class choosing " romeo and juliet " as its prom theme, highlighted by an enchant- ing fountain complete with its own bridge, the setting also sported a roof of tissue streamers, a covered archway of flowers leading to the floor, a garden scene in the center of the dance floor, and two huge castle murals, music, pro- vided by eddie jarrett and his orchestra, emphasized the slow and romantic tempos proms are noted for. after- prom, as always, featured a movie, " i love you, alice b. toklas " , free gifts and money contributed by the merchants of the area, and a light breakfast of juice and rolls. prom is a time for talking and observing others. prom is a time for closeness and romance. king jay seniff and queen annelte dewit 6i romeo and Juliet " comes to np jim banaszak, kathy akin, jay seniff, king; annette dewit, queen; barb kegebein, robert hennen. 75 our teachers — at work, intellectual minds come to a clash is the food really that bad, or is it the company? you mean teachers do smile? a child at heart, in mind are they clapping or catching mosquitoes? all right, who does have the longest fingernails? play, and otherwise student-teacher relationships are really improving our home-game welcoming committee — whoopee before or after the diet? all footsies on deck!! candid cougars : interesting, bruce? another interesting assembly the ever enthusiastic senior girls miss volkman, this really isn ' t the proper place for that! 1 knew it would be " one of those days " you want me to do what ? 78 to live and learn valter gesse, donald major, urban zeigner. president; leo arvin. superintendent; paul cooreman, secretary; harold sellers, vice president. school board and superintendent make decisions involving nobody in school, the students that is, seems to know much about the school board, except that they are the ones who make us come to school de- spite what we call horrible and obviously too-bad- to-move-in weather, actually, though, they are six elected men who meet every two weeks to make all the financial and policy-centered decisions affecting not only the new prairie metropolitan school dis- trict, but also the surrounding area by way of edu- cational standards, distribution of school tax mon- ey, etc. these six men, though not commonly known, affect the entire student body by their own principles and standards, and thus, though unseen, are among the most important to us and to our school. everything from money to building to school policies amzie k. miller — principal mr. miller and mr. noel, respectively the princi- pal and assistant principal of nphs, have been the guiding forces behind the smooth and com- fortable running of our school for the past two years, mr. miller especially has impressed us, mainly because of his dedication, his personable and friendly nature, and his fairness and under- standing to all; mr. noel we never knew ver y well because of his handling the ' meaner ' aspects, e. g. skipping, in the school, to both, though, we extend our deepest happinesses and joys over your work so far, for you have made us both thrilled and proud to be members of this school and its new schools of thought, more power to you. robert noel — assistant principal encouraging np s distinctiveness sports season just wouldn ' t be complete without a basketball clown at heart. counselors, the non-teaching staff of np, the silent minority be- hind us, includes the guid- ance department, office secretaries, the hbrarian, maintenance department, and the cooks, necessary to the running of any school, these people respectively have such vital tasks as counseling and advising students as to problems and future life, keeping in good order school finances and clerica l records, super- vising and updating the library, keeping the school in a clean and presentable Virginia volkman always a smile and friendly word secretaries, Virginia dodd always ready to be of assistance. Helen runnels librarian. condition at all times, and perhaps most important, preparing food for the entire school, who can live without them? always willing to listen an( advise always more to do raymond reed mainte- nance, arlo gourley rulh hennen and patsy claeys Charles walker margaret de neve margaret haverstock irvin andrysiak ted zoph phylliskratz Janice nickerson June schroeder mary brummitt seniors find english with mr. matthews an utterly absorbing subject. the english department of 1971 aimed for new dimen- sions and methods of instruction, as the freshmen were required to take expression, a course dealing with problems of communications and speech, the sophomores were distinguished by having every class enter a skit in the talent show, the juniors, besides writing research papers, drilled themselves repeatedly in standard practices of usage, construction, and liter- ature, while the seniors concentrated much of their time and efforts on increasing their vocabulary, per- fecting usage practices, and studying shakespeare and his works. our own language russell flatt sophomores show their interest in basic english fundamentals. William haselton m M ' tar ' ' Ijbjjj Hi M david matthews mrs. gropp, a student teacher, was a great favorite in the english classes. the Tirst novels class in np history. made interesting smile is a noun. smile is a verb. mr. matthews ' humor proves to be too much for these seniors. talking — an essential part of every classroom. np english teachers anonymous ruth crouch katherinegaley ruth lempke math — an exploration of numbers and spaces; a constant the math department including general math, this year concentrated mainly on strengthening fundamental principles and concepts, often with the aid of new and advanced methods, in geometry, cut-out drawings and diagrams, many times dis- played on bulletin boards, were used to il- lustrate the hard-to-understand theories and axioms, algebra, as always, worked within the intangible fields of x and y, while advanced math and trig, the highest classes of math nphs offers, laid down foundations for college and more special- ized math. Stanley overmyer mmMSmumm happiness CAN nourish in a geometry class. trig class or gab session? algebra 1 — a freshmen problem. at least ONE person knows the answer in algebra II. search for answers geometry — a study of shapes. a teacher ' s purpose — to instruct, to help, and to lead X +y = effort. jeff ? listening attentively? senior math — a gathering of scholars. graphs were a major source of econ study sociology students discuss the writing of an updated school constitution. gov ' t. — funny, ridiculous, or disgusting? social sciences — the camera seems to be more interesting than government. ronald colborne ' r blaine gamble interest blooms when dictatorships are studied. paul weaver an enraptured history class listens to mr. olson ' s words of wisdom. taking a look at the world around us the social sciences, including government, world geography, world history, u.s. history, economics, world problems, psy- chology, and sociology, this year devoted most of its time to routine matters of study, history, both u.s. and world, con- centrated on the effects the past has on the future, and gov- ernment and economics drilled into its students present-day laws, realities, and influences, thus preparing them for life out of high school, world problems discussed international situations and difficulties, constan tly looking for possible solutions and suggestions, while world geography studied the territorial makeup of the earth, psychology and sociology probed the mind and influences of society on the individual. jack calhoun Where ' s new prairie? Carole docken James woolsey science forty milligrams, caria 90 from a scientific point of viev only ten minutes left biology is experimentation, dissection, observation the science department, dedicated to the attainment of icnowiedge through proveable facts and observations, this year offered a new course, advanced biology, designed for those deeply inter- ested in the study of life, this class, hke biology, experimented and observed in the hope of discovering new truths sur- rounding life and its functions, lab sci- ence, earth science, chemistry, and physics were more concerned with non- living matter, such as the environment, structural composition of things around us, and laws of the universe. the science teachers " hideaway Hsyn: reallv. mr, calhoun ' answer to the future . . . studying? d.j. ' a moment of concentration h2o is water? sounds good! paris? in a Spanish class? as always, this year ' s language de- partment strove to familiarize its students with the language and cul- ture of each course ' s country, latin, french, and Spanish each accom- plished this respectively, often with the aid of recordings, films, maps, music, and illustrations, the most updated development of the depart- ment is its use of tapes and individu- al headphones to give each student a chance to progress at his own rate and also to hear the language in ac- tual use. dimitri gloss gerardo gonzalez etudies. etudier. eludie fe iT n happiness is a latin I class , . uno, dos, tres S[ WBF? ' ' french — the language of the cultured and diplomatic. a scene familiar to all Spanish students. language — an two views of one same Spanish class appreciation of foreign styles mm Spanish students going to mexico. front row: roberta martell, chris jankowski, bet- sy walz, sue seyfried. marcy kern, diane gar- outte, mrs. arias, second row: mary rudecki, becky blackston. sally lynch, brenda watts, stormy ferguson, mr. reed, mr. gonzalez. music — an expression of one ' s self and one ' s thoughts the symphonic band — attentive, concerned faces that mr. johns has to look at every day of the year. the sopranos and basses vs the altos and tenors. np ' s music department, under the direction of mr. Johns and mr. schaltenbrand, this year offered three courses: band (symphonic, varsity, and dance), choir (concert, a cappella, and swing), and music appreciation, music appreciation, history, and theory classes consisted of the study of music as an everlasting form of art and communication, band classes included not only concert performances, but also marching rehearsals, countless night practices, parades, contests, exchange concerts, halftime playing at home games, a tour in southern Indiana, and pay-offs for hard work in the form of summer swimming, choir classes of the same tour as had the band, contests, the musical, stage pres- entations, work with pitch and intonation, fruit cake and candy sales, a miniature tour to bethel college, and, on the whole, a very good time. kenneth Johns waiter schaltenbrand music-minded cindy experiments with a tune. shahrokh hobbeheydar art — a study in creativity artists in the making. one of the many display cases art classes decorated during the year. Tl ' s art department, striving for new and re- freshing means of crea- tive expression, experi- mented with clay sculp- toring, portraits charcoal drawings, and linoleum and tin cuttings, other efforts included collages, string creations, rug de- signing and weaving, mobiles, and varied types of modern art. a portrait in itself. home economics, dedicated to preparing young people for future life, this year included courses and their more specialized aspects in foods, clothing, family living, child care and home nursing, and home art. designed to inter- est those wanting to make the most out of homemaking and parenthood, the classes, such as foods, clothing, and home art, drilled into their students the efficiency and practicality needed in maintaining a home, family living, offered only to seniors, concerned itself mainly with mar- riage and its successes or failures, while child care and home nursing emphasized the knowledge of first aid and childhood illnesses, of diets, and of general nursing techniques. home economics — margaret ekstrom patricia lynch attention — a lost art in seniors. individual effort is the greatest key to success. family living is designed to reveal personal views and feelings. the beauty and com- plexity of construction. PI N j ' s " 1 WM ■M s- !, 7m the family living gang the sampling of a family living dinner all a matter of preparing for home and family a realistic preparation for marriage home and family the many forms class participation may take wood shop — where saws saw and hammers hammer industrial arts offer vocational oh, to understand the complexities of fine printing! doyledinkens William lynch harry tolmen pure effort. mr. kane, the epitome of skill and patience. master carpentry in progress. 98 basic technical drawing, for seniors interested in design. can YOU guess what dave ' s making? graphic arts — the printing of np jerseys and sweatshirts for eternity. industrial arts, including some of the more technical courses np has to offer, this year consisted of classes in woods, metals, me- chanical drawing, basic technical drawing, and graphic arts, despite constant needs for updated equipment and materials, the class- es, among other things, aimed to study the architecture and structure of buildings, the basic operation of printing presses and silk screen printing, woodworking tools, tech- niques, and skills, perspective and paralled projections, sheet metal and its uses, and, in all, some of the more specialized aspects of carpentry and building. skills and practical knowledge a class of in-depth study. the skill of construction. maxhaag edwin hamilton wynelle hughes frank zielinski business — an application of knowledge and skills the business department, besides preparing students for careers in that field, taught those not going into business basic skills, such as shorthand and typing, data pro- cessing was a new course, familiarizing students with the technology and different machines used in that area, while general business and salesmanship covered basic fundamentals, business law and business english explored the legal and literary aspects of business, office lab, seeking to prepare students for positions in the busi- ness world after high school, created an office-like atmosphere where work was completed for use by the faculty. right or wrong, it ' s the labor that counts adding — the key to success in bookkeeping. future secretaries, perhaps? office lab provides many varied jobs mrs. hughes dictates letters for students to transcribe THESE are tomorrow ' s clerks, accountants, and bookkeepers. 2a =42 = 101010. " new its the time for all gooo men ot come to the aid tf their counrry " expressions tell the story of general business. workbooks, additional information for knowledge-hungry students. dictation, ready? " dear sir donald thomas dennis wolheter evermore complex machinery requires evermore technical knowledge on thepart of the farmer. agriculture the art and science ffa. a most important ag organization, brought together young farmers and their young ideas. all this to plant alfalfa? the agriculture department this year was not just a collection of related classes, but a working and thriving organization, such courses as vocational-agriculture, animal science, farm manage- ment, selection and evaluation, and advanced feeding and spe- cialized management of livestock offered agriculturally-minded students a chance to experiment and learn new farming tech- niques, stock judging, horticulture, conservation, vo-ag mechan- ics, crop science, and farm machinery management, diversified complements of the other classes, helped to make the agricul- ture study a truly rounded experience. the repair and maintenance of farm machinery was stressed in ag courses. of feeding the world ' s millons eating the fruit of their labor — farmers conservation is just as important to farmers as knowing how to plant. cleo poe health classes physical education, providing for individual ex- pression through varied physical activities, this ' year experimented with modern and interpretive ; dance, as well as with the usual sports, health and safety classes, designed to acquaint the stu- dent with the body and its function, presented, in general, knowledge important to the safety and I to the physical and mental health of the individual. fresh air invigorates bods and minds. ' " 1! «Hp the anticipation of instruction a matter of building the body a perfect example of perfect health. camera nuts, one and all study the body and its functions; all in the name of exercise oh, those wonderful exercises gym classes exercise it ready and willing for action 105 study hall — where the fine art of pretense is developed study hall — a time for creative thinking and creative to study or not to study, that is the question sleeping another drowsy day passes by in study hall, some students work; most gaze lazily at the famihar sights around — unopened books, scribbled notes, and badly chewed pencils much the worse for wear, the hour ticks slowly by until the clamor of the bell disturbs the sleepy reverie, back to work. obviously, this guy has given up mmr- to live and grow this year over 200 students entered new prairie high school as freshmen, eager and spirited, these students joined many clubs, attacked their class work with a vigor, attended football and basketball games, and, in general, adjusted to their new life, they became aware of their status as a large and powerful class and derived experience and confidence from this knowledge, in short, the freshman class of 1971 is a bright and talented group of students who are not going to settle for anything less than success. lanette cowley, secretary; bob smith, president; ray barnes, vice president; jim deneve, treasurer. -h dave akin bill albertson judy albertson if you thought this year was tough, just wait till next year! moving up the ladder towards life regina krzyzak ken kolacz mike kulasa freshmen i thought phys ed was rough! distinguish themselves by their enthusiasm debbie wrobleski tension grips sophomores at a cougar game. what ' s more interesting than basketball? Well . mary countryman, treasurer; dave nickerson, president; debby harber, vice-president; shelia huston, secretary. the sophomores started off the school year with the highest magazine sales in the history of new prairie, they proceeded to capture the spirit stick at sectional time by displaying the greatest amount of cougar-backing during spirit week, later, showing their even stronger pep, they hung posters, wore cougar signs and emblems, had a sophomore placed on the varsity squad, and to many of their classmates was awarded the coveted symbol of the pep club, the pepster badge, the class is now eagerly awaiting the arrival of their class rings — their mark of acceptance into new prairie high school. Janet ' s cheering helped the sophomores win the spirit stick. debbie adnson dave anderson class of ' 73 115 sophomores set magazine sale record connie gourley debbie vicki graychoski ' ' everybody is you bill keck bonnie keehn lynn kelley and me and all others ?? 118 beth miller sophomores enter float competition torn renfro penny richardson sophomores order randy szczypiorski pam thompson •) V iJii class rings kim tulev 121 alfred vollmer robert .. , voorhees kevin vogel albert vollmer ' -f jim warfield kenny Warner sandy nixon proves sophomores do study. phys ed classes interpret traditional dances. the junior class got off to a great start this year by electing ken buss president, larry boyts vice president, sue shields secretary, and don toth treasurer. though not as many helped as were wanted the class had a fairly good turnout to work on the homecoming float, all the work paid off, for the junior entry took first place in the float competition. the juniors took pride in wearing their long-awaited class rings that marked them as upperclassmen, and enjoyed the distinction that goes along with them, besides giving the class of ' 71 the best prom this school will ever know, they want, as do all classes, to make their year one of the most remembered and talked-about in np ' s history. sue shields, secretary; ken buss, president: don toth, treasurer: larry boyts, vice president. the juniors formed a long hne waiting to receive their class rings. class of ' 72 ken abbott john antonucci greg arendt lonnie dec laugh — cry — tern hansen bruce harber lorea heise dan hertz berg but be glad you ' re alive 125 the winning float of 1970 homecoming m - 1 " 1 fred lawson Steve lenig lucy lepley the joy of debbie nickerson debbie nixon pam oberhollzer feeling superior 127 our unquenchable spirit norman tomi streHing stone bev Stevens debbie stone is not to be matched as these juniors prove, cake raffles were not only work, but great fun larry bouts, the epitome of sportsmanship helping to arouse the cougar spirit are char and terri " hi mom! can you pick us up now? to live and just be ourselves top ten seniors M raymond 1. bealor national merit semi-finalist CO- valedictorians thomase. ludwig shirleyj. gamble d.a.r. award co-salutatorians barbaraj. golubski honor sweaters first row: lynn walker, jim war- ren, ray bealor, torn ludwig, mark costello. second row: diane metzner, Shirley gamble, barb nel- son, cookie lynch, barb golubski. mary lewis, mar- tha bowel), third row: marleiie boyts, laura be- yer, lavon hardi- man, sue mur- phy, jane coore- man, lynn lepley, annette dewit, pam Jones. and senior honors marlene m. boyts barbara m. nelson mark a. costello annette h. dewit lee ann lynch alicea.jones betty Crocker homemaker jane a. cooreman ffa sweetheart do you really need help? it ' s not polite to slurp, dy! s e n i o r s the senior gourmets of family living class robert must have done something right, as usual a senior ends up on top. doesn ' t he know about the " hands-off policy? ' how do you like my new pantsuit, Bill? " 134 class of ' 71 barb kegebein, secretary; jim banaszak, treasurer; robert hennen, president; sue moore, vice president. at last, we were in our senior year — tlie year we had looked forward to all during high school, for that is the year that is supposed to be the best, and it was. we joined more clubs, yelled louder at games, studied harder, and made more friends than ever before, but the year went much too fast, for suddenly it was time for graduation and goodbyes. we had, and still have, a good class — scholastically, ath- letically, and in personalities, we grew up together, learned together, and stayed together as a class body. as we look back on this year, we feel that even though we have matured since that first day as freshmen, our minds and emotions are still expanding and growing and will continue to do so for the rest of our lives, now, with our high school years behind us, we are ready to face the fu- ture and whatever it may bring. 135 ben a. ackerman choir, swing choir, ffa, track, football. betty a. albertson band, pep band, dance band, basketball. kathleen a. akin fta, pep club, pep band, band, choir, gaa, Spanish club, clockstopper, intra- mural sports. lynne. anderson oea, pep club. daniel 1. artist choir. jamesg. banaszak pep club, ffa, hi-y, let- termen, track, cross country, basketball, intramural sports. lyle e. baker cynthia a. bartoszewicz oea, pep club, cougar cadettes. m V Virginia k. raymond 1. baughman laura t. beyer bealor student council, fta, latin club, hi-y, nhs, student trainer, boys state. Spanish ( :lub, pep club. nhs, gaa, choir. raymond e. becker, jr. ■ m ■ kathleen a. biHnski track John r. borkowski latin club, pep club, nhs. Charles o. bowker, jr. marlene m. boyts gaa, pep band, band, band council, year- book, dance band, nhs, fna. david j. brasseur track, football. norene a. buss oea, gaa, pep club, li- brarian, french club, Spanish club, clock- stoppers. robert t. carlton lettermen, wrestling. William m. coddens marthaj. bowell band, choir, fta, latin club, gaa, french club, pep band, nhs, girls state alternate. debraj. bradfield fta, gaa, oea, pep club, yearbook, nhs, Span- ish club, intramural sports. mark a. bromley ffa, ava, lettermen, track, football, cross country, swimming. Janice k. calhoun pep club, latin club, fna, cougar cadettes. footba patricia c. cevallos Spanish club. david g. carr lettermen, hi-y, base- ball, basketball, foot- ball. jamesp. cooreman ffa, basketball. 137 jane a. cooreman gaa, pep club, student council, nhs. Joseph t. cuson ffa. danielj. davis latin club. latin club, nhs, swim- cheerleader, latin club, ming. Spanish club, nhs, pep club. sharonm. davis band, gaa, oea. robert a. patriciam. deer demeyer lettermen, latin club. librarian, oea. hi-y, football, cross country, wrestling. track. m John h. deckard Spanish club. annette h. dewit bruce a. pep club, French club, dickie linda 1. douglas m. cougar cadettes, year- diedrich dodd karen 1. book, fta, oea, gsc, choir, swing choir, let- dolph nhs, gaa, student termen, pep club, gaa, Spanish club, fta, track, basketball, council. swimming. yearbook. football. latin club, gaa. leslie k. dolph pep club, Spanish club, gaa, yearbook, Span- ish club. larry h. foster french club. nicholas galvas football. robin 1. eckert latin club, fha, pep club, gaa, cougar cad- ettes, choir. marshac. ekstrom Spanish club, pep club, fha, ffa, nhs. diannek. rondi 1. fischer flagg pep club, fta, latin gaa, librarian, fna. club, nhs, band, gsc. shirleyj. gamble pep club, gaa, band, dance band, pep band, latin club, nhs, girls state. carol a. gaw latin club, cougar cad- ettes, oea, librarian. darla 1. barbaraj. gesse golubski 1. drew johnd. nhs, latin club, fta, gilpin ginter nhs, Spanish club, pep oea, pep club, clock- club, latin club, fha. stoppers, band. swing choir, pep club. ffa. fta. michael a. hoggard band, pep band, dance band, Spanish club, yearbook, band coun- cil. bruce a. goodson lettermen, Spanish club, swimming, cross country. charllej. hansen Spanish club, gaa, in- tramural sports. richard w. gourley juanita c. green gaa, latin club, Spanish club, pep club, fta, band. helenj. hanson band, fta, gaa, nhs, latin club, cougar ca- pep club, fta, Spanish dettes, pep club, club. david w. jesswein I ffa. diane c. Johnson fta, fna, Spanish club, gsc, band, pep band, band council. lettermen, footbal basketball. joellen heminger latin club, gsc. robert w. hennen pep club, latin club, lettermen, band, nhs, track, football, wres- tling, basketball. chrisa. hunt science club. Jeffrey m. Johnson Jonas alien d. Jones lettermen, pep club, Spanish club, wres- tling, baseball, basket- ball. guyl. Jones student council pamela 1. Jones nhs, band, pep band, choir, swing choir, fta, press club, pep club, latin club, french club, gsc, band council, flag girl, yearbook, girls state alternate. karen s. kaufman cheerleader, pep club, Spanish club, choir, fta. robert 1. keck pep club, lettermen, football, swimming, basketball, baseball. dennise. kelley band, pep club, latin club. latin club, pep club, science club, track. alice a. Jones librarian span club ..u.ui.cx.., press club, Spanish club, gsc, pep club hi-y, lettermen, latin club, golf, swimming, baseball, basketball, football. peter kaminski III latin club, football. lettermen. barbaraj. kegebein cheerleader, latin club, pep club, choir, swing choir, fta, gaa, news- paper staff. diana s. rebecca s. kettring kelley latin club, pep club. band, ffa. choir. gain, kindig gaa. mary a. lewis Spanish club, choir, nhs, cougar cadettes. Judith a. kulwicki nancy s. lapaich lynn s. lepley latin club, Spanish latin club, Spanish gaa, oea, band, choir, club, pep club. club, choir, swing pep club. choir, fha, intramural sports. mary ann lienhart clockstoppers, latin club, fta, gaa, pep club, student council, choir, yearbook, gsc. thomase. ludwig nhs, latin club, dance band, pep club, boys state. debra 1. main Spanish club, pep club, fha, band. mary b. martensen fha, oea. Spanish club. lee ann sarahj. lynch loop cheerleader, choir. gsc, gaa, choir swing choir, cougar cadettes, clockstop- pers, Spanish club. nhs. donna k. marchand kathyj. martz fha, librarian, cougar cadettes, gaa. henry w. meyers ava, Spanish club. hermane. meyers ffa, basketball, cross country. carle, miller hi-y, pep club, Spanish club, choir, lettermen, football. dianej. metzner fta, gaa, pep club, clockstoppers, nhs, yearbook, latin club, press club. garye. miller ava, football, basket- ball, baseball, wres- thng. peggy a. miller m argot montem ayor pep club, gaa, fha, pep club, Spanish club, choir, swing choir, oea, fha. clockstoppers, cougar cadettes, Spanish club. susan m. wilmaj. moore moore gaa, fta, cougar ca- fha. dettes, pep club. french club, yearbook, intramural sports. Suzanne murphy pep club, latin club, french club, fha, nhs. darrell 1. meyers librarian, pep club. garyl. mccleland garaldg. mccullough Spanish club. car la s. mcdonald fta, fna, pep band, dance band, band, band council, year- book, gsc, gaa, Span- ish club. linda s. nagy pep club, latin club, Spanish club. david o. neal science club, letter- men, ava, pep club, r:r " J wrestling. J barbara m. dennise. nelson nalepinski pep club, Spanish club. ffa, football. fta, yearbook, nhs. gsc. Janet a. niespodziany latin club, Spanish club, fha, choir, pep club, student council. terrilld. norris ffa, swing choir. bruce a. nickerson lettermen, football, basketball, baseball, track. lawrence e. norris pep club, football, basketball. thomase. o ' brien cross country, basket- ball, tennis. lewis c. francesm. oldham. r. opoka band, dana band. debra a. ff - neterson fha, cougar cadettes. pep club, intramural atin club, oea, fta, pep sports. :lub, gaa, clockstop- pers, intramural sports. linda 1. HiSI H Janet 1. ostroski H«i " ' j i peterson fha, fna, gaa. Bi lawrence petree glenj. quirk, jr. rodney a. rosenbaum pep club, intramural sports, basketball, baseball. Jeanne k. ryder gsc, Spanish club, fta, yearbook, pep club. diane 1. rehlander latin club, pep club, fta, gaa. lewis r. plumbeck hi-y, ffa, lettermen, track, basketball. lettermen, track, foot- ball, wrestling. jack r. ryder ava, science club, golf, swimming. paul k. scales basketball, intramural sports. Jeanne 1. schroeder donna s. shock band, choir, latin club, oea, cheerleader, pep club, clockstoppers, intramural sports. II ■■ jay f. seniff latin club, bam John n. sinka judy a. sipotz latin club, lettermen, swimming, track. football, wrestling. fha, pep club. cross country. patricia a. skaggs thomasm. skaggs gaa, pep club, cougar ffa. cadettes, oea, Spanish club. Julie I. small joan m. stanish band, gsc, latin club, fha, choir, oea: Una g. Stroud karen 1. William r. surma sutton band, latin club, gaa. Spanish club. dance band, french club, nhs. Curtis r. diana 1. thompson thompson roger 1. teska, jr. lettermen, golf. Steven r. tolmen John b. stulz ffa. Steven m. thomas Spanish club. band, pep band, dance cheerleader, gsc, fha, lettermen, basketba ll, lester f. band. pep club. football, baseball. toothman daniel a. troxell french club, lettermen, basketball, track, cross country, foot- ball. patricia a. truex fha, pep club, gaa. Jeffrey p. tuholski student council, latin club, Spanish club, pep club. deborah s. voUmer fha, fta, cougar ca- dettes. diane 1. Vermillion peggy r upp cheerleader, flag girl, Spanish club, nhs, fta, latin club, french club. gaa, student council. frances a. vermilyer gsc, fha, librarian. jamese. walbert ffa, librarian. jamesa. warren dale w. watkins latin club, french club, lettermen, tennis. golf. lynn a. walker band, dance band, pep band, choir, swing choir, french club, lat- in club, pep club. Joseph w. ward pep club, np cougar, ffa, fta, latin club, nhs, boys state. susanj. white fta, gsc, Spanish club, pep club, gaa, nhs. gladys s. wiltfong jack a. woodruff Spanish club, gaa, band, pep band. choir, ffa. hnda zarobinski oea, fha, cougar ca- dettes. patncia a. zloza fha, pep club, choir. leona g. doerscher oea, Hbrarian. garyr. wordinger football. raymond r. zakrzewski latin club. Christine a. zelasko pep club, Spanish club, choir. graduating seniors not pictured randy 1. bailey gary e. lange kathleen s. bond rick e. brugh rodney n. eskridge michael r. harris glenn p. kenfield, jr. Charles m. maesch dan a. mitchell michael a. weeden susan a. wilhelm thomas 1. yeater 1 M 5 1 , m iwi H jn «r g H m K ' P m a 1 jm is ■4: iMdi 1 II Hl i 8 1 ■ku ni n Jjy M BBMHr - " -7] tmmtitt mm I I K. ii ■558S P H p m m HHWBnZ BlB fl ■L— _« iiiiiiiiiii!iiiiir;s i»M I HHI Ihb ' ' H cap and gown distribution was the first order of the day our senior class president ' ' practice included gab, boredom, and the all-familiar sleep we now begin did i really get this, or could it be a mistake? i wonder if i should tell them . . . baccalaureate services included the alma mater and an address by rev. John white family, friends, and relatives arrive to bid the class of " 71 " farewell last minute arrivals hurry to the auditorium may 23rd was one day the graduating class of 1971 will never forget, baccalaureate services were held in the gym at 8:00 with most of the seniors and their parents attend- ing, the choir sang several numbers, and rev. john white gave the baccalaureate address. ner and the other school board members presented diplo- mas to the graduates. cameras clicked and many flashes were seen as parents and friends capturered moments to be treasured forever. the band gave a short concert prior to the commence- ment ceremony, a mixture of emotions were felt as the seniors marched to their seats, dr. merle strom, professor at ball state university gave the inspiring commencement address, mr. miller then presented the class as mr. zeig- the tassels were moved as the final march begun, and the new prairie graduating class of 1971 departed from the school, each member taking a different road and begin- ning his new journey through life. confidences to last perhaps a lifetime must be ex- changed to ensure that a part of us will always be with the ones we held most dear in high school we really made it through twelve years. proud parents and relatives await the start of the ceremony mr. 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Kingsbury, Indiana ANGELO BERNACCHI GREENHOUSES Flower and Garden Shop " Flowers Fresh From Our Greenhouse to You " La Porte, Indiana South Indiana Ave. Phone: 362-6202 FORD TOM GREGORY FORD, INC. 726 West Michigan Street New Carlisle, Indiana 46552 Tom Gregory President Phone 654-3135 KESSLER ' S Furniture Carf)et Store 824 Lincolnway Since 1906 Compliments of JOHN and SHARON BEALOR Compliments of KOVENZ MEMORIAL SHOP Compliments of ZIMMERMAN PAINT GLASS CO. 607 Jefferson Avenue La Porte, Indiana 362-3742 LaPORTE BANK TRUST CO. SAVINGS BANK Under One Management LaPorte Indiana HUNT ' S INCORPORATED Plumbing — Heating — Air Conditioning Well Drilling — Water Systems Ph: 778-2815 Rolling Prairie, Ind. Your Building Material Headquarters WHEATBROOK BUILDERS SUPPLY CO. Rolling Prairie Indiana Phone 778-2511 GOOD CLOTHES FOR MEN BORTZ FARM STORE and GARDEN CENTER St. Road 2 and Andrew Ave. OPPOSITE COURT HOUSE IN LA PORTE MAYES ROOFING COMPANY 1 16 East Lincolnway LaPorte, Indiana 46350 LORRAINE SWEET SHOPPE " As Good As The Best Better Than The Rest " 808 Lincolnway La Porte, Indiana Phone 362-3709 Compliments of LaPORTE AUTO DEALERS ASSOCIATION Blint Equipment, Inc. — Jeep, Fiat Smith Chevrolet, Inc. North Shore Sales — Mercury-Lincoln-Subaru Trigg Buick-Pontiac, Inc. Patchetts Oldsmobile-Cadillac, Inc. H. E. Jahns Sons — Plymouth Chrysler Rembold Motors, Inc. — Rambler, Dodge Trade locally where service counts MAGIC MIRROR Beauty Salon Helen DeWit — Owner Seven Operators to Serve You Call 352-2657 704A Jefferson, LaPorte SODA BAR Malts Shakes Sundaes Hand-packed ice cream New Carlisle, Indiana NIC ' S HANDY SUPER West Edge of New Carlisle phone 654-7422 Quality meats Fresh produce Groceries Open Monday thru Saturday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. THODE FLORAL CO., INC. ' Beautiful Flowers For All Occasions - K is o TT 1609 Lincoln way " b— LaPorte, Indiana Phone 362-1502 FARM BUREAU INSURANCE Joseph B. Bozek 1 305 Pine Lake Avenue Agent LaPorte, Indiana P Y At ZhuHdcrblrd jCanes ' Tuinty-fouT Automatic Pimellfrs For Your Bculing Phasurt j ' lA [J 1250 Pin. Lak« Rd., LaPorts, Indiana Ph. 362-3555 jtH Compliments of HAVERSTOCK FUNERAL HOME, INC. THE CARRIAGE SHOP Organic Plant Foods STANLEY NESS SONS Pride Seeds VX6 for Start Trees Batteries 61651 Crumstown Trail North Liberty, Indiana Ph. 287-2041 BISEL ' SARCO Day and Night Towing New Carlisle 654-3998 ZELDEN ' S SHOE STORE Large selection of Mens ' and Boys ' dress and work shoes L 723 Lincolnway La Porte, Ind. 46350 Ph. 362-2642 MASON SONS, PRINTERS Printing Office SuppHes Office Furniture Rubber Stamping Photo Copying New Carlisle 654-3611 SIMMERMEYER OTTO E. GIESE FUNERAL HOME La Porte, Indiana 46350 1007 Harrison Street 362-2410 New Carlisle 654-3991 Compliments of LaPORTE COUNTY FARM BUREAU CO-OP FAPM BUREAU COOP Compliments of DECKARD ' S SUPERMARKET Your Landmark for Savings Rolling Prairie Indiana Auto Glass — Plate Glass — Window Glass Store Fronts — Awnings — Mirrors Wrought Iron — Storm Windows Doors 24 Hour Service C MURPHY C MURPHY AUTO GLASS Paint and Glass 809 Monroe La Porte, Indiana 101 Chicago St. Michigan City, Indiana Phone 362-3355 INDIANA DAIRY, INC, 729 North Brookfield St. South Bend, Indiana 46628 Snack Bar Miniature Golf OAKVIEW HILLS GOLF COURSE New Carlisle Indiana A. R. BRUMMITT SONS INSURANCE AGENCY Complete Insurance Coverage New Carlisle, Indiana 654-3311 D S BODY SHOP 104 Filbert St. New Carlisle, Indiana 46552 Phone (2 19) 654-84 15 Custom Painting Complete Auto Body Service GOOD LUCK SENIORS LEN ' S DAIRY SUPPLY, INC. John Deer Lawn Garden Tractors NEW CARLISLE LUMBER COAL nkujicadlisje liimber i c PHONES 654-3121 654-3122 New Carlisle, Indiana MERL ' S BLACK CAT LANES Bar and Dancing New Carlisle SUPER-MARKET New Carlisle Indiana ANIMAL BY-PRODUCTS Buyers of — Bones — Tallow — Hides — Grease M. Cocquyt New Carlisle 654-3142 NEW CARLISLE EQUIPMENT New and Used Modern Farm Equipment New Holland-Kewanee New Carlisle Phone: 654-3133 1 1 50 Western Avenue South Bend, Indiana The Finest In Photography For All Occasions WILTON STUDIO (Grzywienski) EstabUshedin 1912 Color Black and White Phone 287-8900 Candids Weddings Commercial GOOD HEALTH TO YOU!!! Your Apple Man LEONHARD ' S HILL NVALE Good Luck NPHS GRADUATES Robert Hennen SENIOR ENGLISH as we come to the end of this yearbook, we wish, above all, to make sure that no one will take offense at anything we have written, said, or hmted at. next, we wish to thank our sponsor max haag for not telUng us how the book should be, and thus for letting us have a free hand in the creation of this " masterpiece " , thanks should also go to tony of wilton studios, south bend for his patience and all over nice- ness in the taking and developing of the many, fine photographs that occupy these pages, in addition, we wish to thank everybody for any help, no matter how small, they might have given us at any time. editors
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