New Prairie High School - Prairie Life Yearbook (New Carlisle, IN)

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J5¥ ' t; ' ]: ' ;i:ii ' : ' :[ ' ;::: ' P r a i rie Life a wl]r JI II M lU l ' lll99i ' ilfiT,J ' , PPBLIC LIBRARY 3 1833 01881 4878 V GC 977.202 N344NP, 1972 M :, . ?• " Prairie Life Volume IV New Prairie High School New CarHsle, Indiana PEOPLE ORGANIZATIONS STUDENT LIFE SPORTS ACADEMICS SENIORS ADVERTISING You look around you. Things, they astound you. So breathe in deep. you re not asleep. Open your mind. You ' re here today. No future fears. This day will last, a thousand years. if you want it to. The Moody Blues Time it was. And what a time it was. A time of innocence, A time of confidences. iiii Preserve your memories; They ' re all that ' s left you. Simon Garfunkel I have a photograph. people You are one out of many And yet, uniquely alone. Lending strength to the whole By being your own person . Valedictorian DIANE WROBLESKI Top Ten Seniors Salutatorian LOREA HEISE SITTING, LEFT TO RIGHT: Ken Buss, Pam Oberholtzer, Linda Meyers, Penny Pumroy, Alan DeWit. STANDING: Wendy Jones, Karin Zakrewski, Sue Winey, Jim Kovas, Pat Miller, Merry Smith, Carol Wagner, John Antonucci, Diane Wroble- ski, Brenda Anders, Lorea Heise. CAROL WAGNER WENDY JONES MERRY SMITH LINDA MEYERS PAT MILLER BRENDA ANDERS ALAN DeWIT TERRY FLITTER All our dandelion days are done and so we ' ll run the fields no more in search of wild roses that grow out on the moor. All our dandelion days are done and so we ' ll turn our heads away from every silver morning and every golden day. But sweet September ' s open arms belonged to us and held us once. Remember when the summertime sang songs to us and only us. All our dandelion days are done and so we ' ll run the fields no more for all the wild roses have withered on the moor. Rod McKuen SITTING: Brenda Anders, Treasurer. KNEELING; Larry Shead, Vice Pres- ident. STANDING: Julie Zielinski, Secretary, and Norm Strefling, President. Finally, we are Seniors. This year we pon- dered over such relevant problems as " What college will take me with the grades I ' ve got! " or " How in the world can I get a job next year? " or even, " Has anybody figured out how to draw that blasted graph for Econ class! " This year we were faced with a whole barrage of such questions. Silly or not, they were im- portant at the time. By our Senior year, the class was not so much a unified body as a large group of students who faced similar pro- blems and responsibilities. Each of us had to decide on a college or career, " easy street " or finally " making it on our own. " We were individuals who faced that ultimate and quickly nearing day of graduation, and we were alternately joyful and sad. The thought of graduation, though, made it easier for each of us to pull away from the school routine, for such ritual soon became childish- seeming in the face of reality. Through experience we grew more interested in the individual than in the class, and the parting was rendered easier. Graduation, we knew would be the first day of the rest of our lives . KEN ABBOTT REBECCA BLACKSTON BRENDA ANDERS JOHN ANTONOUCCI GREG ARENDT KAREN BLACKSTON ROBERTA BAKER VINCENT BOLSEGA RON BENDIKS MIKE BENNITT LAWRENCE BOYTS KATHY BRADFIELD JANE BRISKEY DIANE BROOKS DEBRA COWHAM KAREN BURROW DALE CARR MARGO BRYANT DEBRA CROSS TED CZANDERNA BOB DeNEVE ALAN DeWIT MICHELE DAILEY HENRY DOANE DEBBIE DOVE JEAN DEUTSCHER LORETTA DEUTSCHER SONIA DZIALAK MIKE ENGEL MARCIA FELTZ JAN FISHER TERRY FLITTER VICKI GADACZ MARK GALLOWAY DALE GILCHRIST JAY GILPIN MARK FISHER PAT GORNY MARIE GOVERINSKI BRUCE HARBER FRANKLIN HOSTETLER KATHYHAHN NANCY HOUK LOREA HEISE ° JANDRISOVITS DAN HERTZBERG JUDY HORVATH DIANE JANKOWSKI ROGER JONES WENDY JONES FRED KAMINSKI TOM KEMPF DOUG KENFIELD JIM KOVAS JEFF KULWICKI KATHY KELLY MARCY KERN PAM KEEN 16 GAIL KURDEL PAT LACHOWIN RICK LAWS ON r .. VIRGINIA LITZA TOM LANGE NORA LAU MARY LIVELSBERGER ROBERT LOTTER STEVE LENIG LUCY LEPLEY JIM LEVAR TINA LOUCKS BERNARD MACIAS DIANE MAJOR DEBBIE MERLEY JAY MERRILL DAVE MANGES LINDA MEYERS DOUG MILLAR CHERI MATTASITS JULIA MEYERS TIM MARKER BRENT MILLER FRED MILLER MICHAEL JOE MILLER JULIE MORRIE STANLEY MORTON GREG NESS PAT MILLER TERRY MOORE DEBBIE NICKERSON DEBBIE NIXON PAM OBERHOLTZER JEFF PAUL MARY PIETROWSKI SHIRLEY O ' LAUGHLIN DAVE ROSS KIM SAUERS JIM OLIVER PENNY PUMROY BRENDA OLIVER RICHARD SCHEILE EARL SCHIMMEL SHERRIE SCHWARK FRED SIKORSKI ALICE SCHONING KEN SIKORSKI LARRY SHEAD JACKIE SKA COS SUE SHEILDS GAIL SHOCK TERRY SKAGGS JOHN SMALL LESTER SMITH MERRY SMITH MARCIA STARK MARK STARKS DEB STONE TOMI STONE ELLEN SPRIGGS BEV STEVENS PENNY SOBECKI NORM STREFLING KEN STROPE DAVE TINCHER EARNEST TRUEX DEAN TUESBURG DENISE UNRUE DON TOTH RON TOTH CHAR VanSCHOYCK CHERYL VanSCHOYCK DEBBIE VARNAK GAIL VOGEL CINDY WEBER , CINDY WHITMAN CAROL WAGNER KARDSf WATKINS KEITH VOGEL 24 MIKE WICKHAM EMMA WILSON LLOYD WOOD MIKE WILCOX SUE WINEY DIANE WROBLESKI RICK WROBLESKI DEBBIE ZAKREWSKI DONNA WOODRUFF BRUCE WORDINGER TERRY WOZNIAK LOUIS ZELASKO BRUCE ZELLERS DIANA COINS JULIE ZIELINSKI CRACE ZINSER Craduating Seniors not pictured JESS BARBER LEONITA BARNES LAUREL BECKHAM KIT CARLSON FERRIS ELKINS DOUC HAMMOND KAREN HARVILLE DON HOOVER CARL KELLER ROLAND KING BILL KOPKOWSKl PAT LOGAN STEVE MANN BOB MARTIN MIKE LYNN MILLER DEBBIE MURNANE LEX McEATHRON JOE PAVOLKA GARY SCOFIELD BOB SIGLER JONAS WEIR MARGY CUDDEBACK DEBORA GOODMAN Class of ' 73 People are what they are because they have come out of what was. Therefore they should bow down before what was and take It and say it ' s good - or should they? Who can fight against the future? What is the decree of tomorrow? Haven ' t the people gone on and on always taking more of their own? How can the orders of the day be against the people in this time? What can stop them from taking more and more of their own? Carl Sandburg LEFT TO RIGHT: Dave Nickerson, President; Jerry Cola- nese, Vice President; Sue Bennitt, Treasurer; Sharon Andeison, Secretary. Lyle Baer Mike Baich Jennifer Baldwin The puzzle of life is accompanied Mary Countryman by a joy at just being alive ' -j. i;t,w ij--. Heinek Dana HiU Kerry HoUer And who ' s going to be the one Mike Luke Barb Macias 30 to say it was no good what we done. I dare a man to say Tm too young. Mike Spaid 32 for I ' m going to try for the sun. Linda Jim Wolfe Wojciechowski Elizabeth Peggy Wyatt Wood Carol Yagoda Jerry Youngblood Norma Young Us ' 73 That important time in a student ' s life - getting his class ring. Touching up for Queen presentation. The bonfire blazes with the spirit of ' 73. Friendly chats by the lockers. Magazine salesmen gather and compare. On lockers: President Paul Zahl. STANDING LEFT TO RIGHT: Diane Mills, Treasurer; Tina Young, Secretary. KNEELING: Gary Costello, Vice President. Class of ' 74 I am growing, world. I am reaching and stretching and testing And finding new things, new wonderful things, new frightening things. I ' m just growing, world, just now- - I ' m not tall, I ' m not strong, I ' m not right. I ' m just trying to be. I ' m a person, I ' m me! Let me test, let me try, let me reach, let me fly! Push me out of the nest! (but not too fast) There is much I don ' t know- -you must guide me, There are things that I want- -do not hide me from the sight of the world. Give me room, give me time. . . There are things I must change. Let me tumble, sprint, let me go very slow. Let me be. . . Wait and see. . . I am growing, world. Water me with the wisdom of your tears. Is Joan starting a new trend? I thought I had my mind made up! Julie Barnhart Sophomores search Juanita Larry Kathy Doane Robert Dolph Terry Ebersole Barbara Doane Dyer Ekovich for unity and achievement BiU Holler Peggy Hooten Finding themselves by finding others Mike uim m Tina Kulasa Jeri Lange Sam Lambert Lankford Philanese Lau Joe Laureys Brenda Lawson Sue Manges and discovering a new togetherness Dave Romanowski By being closer to others Marsha Truex Gayle Truyaert Jim Vermilyer John Vermilyer 40 and closer to themselves Karen Zakrzewski Fred Zinser Carol Zloza The Sophomore ' s float proved a surprise to everyone. The inevitable magazine sales. A new tradition - Sophs get rings. Us ' 74 Class of ' 75 Studying is a necessary aspect of Freshmen life. Like a child I just sat in the sunlight and played with the minutes as they went running by. Like a child who had never known sorrow I didn ' t hurry tomorrow I just looked at the sky. While clouds went on endlessly passing. All the clouds on their long voyage home seemed to say that youth is everlasting but a rose cannot grow alone. Now the clouds are going forever here awhile then gone evermore and a child on the far side of never has to run when time closes the door. Then take my hand and as child- ren we ' ll go now all alone through the thundering crowds. Take my hand and together we ' ll look now like a child for the little lost clouds. Rod McKuen Jean Boyts, Secretary; Bob Simon, Treasurer; Linda Wojchiechowski, Vice-President; Jim Bunton, President. Curt Ackerman Mark lb J Adnson Pat Albin The Freshmen have only just begun. Shirley Can Steve Rory Carr Sally Caiiffman Cindy Cashmer Clark but they have made a good start Pat Klly au au Linda Gussman Susan Hahn Pat Harness Grimm Hahn Hansen They are active and spirited Diane Lotter Donna Lotter Jody Lucas in all they attempt Rodney Debra Marc Shane Cheryl Oliver Mary Padgett Bob Pfeiffer Oliver Opoka Pekoiske 47 With an idealism not yet tempered Tim Sinka Sheri Sisk Debra Spaid )y the joys and sorrows of experience Annette Zarembka Us ' 75 Jvist me and my fla Us ' 72 Senior prize-winning float - " Flush ' Em! SENIOR ENTHUSIASM (2 C-OJjiflJUl- 3, ■ 1 tl,4 H , xM-i organizations You join a club and find that it is people. You discover that for everything of yourself you give, You are paid back in full. You contribute time, effort and thought. You receive fulfillment, responsibility, and friendship. You realize that a club is a give-and-take society. FRONT ROW, LEFT TO RIGHT: Debbie Shock, Jennifer Baldwin, Mark Tolman, BACK ROW: Janet Shock, Tim Ludwig; Vice President, Greg Hofer, Mike Engel; The Student Council seeks to destroy apathy in student affairs Such displays as this were judged for BE Homecoming. AUAfrO WINNING CARRY ON eillGAftSff Starring: S C T0»» Utei C CctTIWG ' GSC 9ttti cilctTiwG ' . . _ . ._ _ Ui ' - ui ly laS»ii the year, SC provided memorable Homecomings for NP and got resenting fulfillment of the students greatest desire. Pam Oberholtzer; Secretary- Treasurer, Mr. Noel. President. As soon as Student Council delegates were selected by the classes, all earnestly threw themselves into creating a memor- able football Homecoming. The theme ' It ' s a Whole New Ball Game " was se- lected and since time was limited it was decided that the Queen candidates would consist of three Seniors, one of whom would be elected Queen, and a delegate from each class, creating the court. Suddenly, basketball Homecoming hit SC also. Trying to get away from the ordi- ' nary, SC left the theme open and provided space for each club to advertise their Queen candidate and their own special theme. Displays were judged by SC, and they agreed, after a long battle, that it was a tie between FFA and Graphic Arts. Between Homecoming SC managed to reinstate a past policy of swimming on i Fridays during Study Halls. They also I sought to create a better Student Lounge, I ordering more furniture. Their goal of a I Coke machine in the Student Lounge was met with resistance by the lunch program and was eventually stifled. However, the ping pong tables were moved out of the I Lounge area in order to provide more room for students. Through the course of more student freedom in that respect rep- Journalism class keeps students in the know Lanette Cowley, Brad Starks, Tim Marker, Louie Zelasko. The " Cougar Reporter " was a new and welcome addition to the regular school format this year. This monthly newspaper became one of the major projects of die busy journalism class which was initiated and piloted by Mr. Gamble. Under his apt leadership, the inexperienced class transformed into a unified team. When a sample of the newspaper was sent to Ball State University, it was recognized as one of the top student newspapers in Indiana in the " Sweet Sixteen " contest, the top sixteen high school papers. Journalism class allowed the student to display his talent. The student also learned the value of teamwork and the many responsi- bilities getting a paper out on time entails. Most important, it allowed for free expression. Aer final distribution, each issue of the " Cougar Reporter " is re- viewed in order to do better next time. FRONT ROW: Marge Dahne, Sue Winey, Patty Garoutte, Gina Sellers. BACK ROW: Cheryl Van Schoyck, Margy Cuddeback, Tina Loucks. FIRST ROW: Lisa Smith, Debbie Tuesburg, Cathy Richardson, Chris Jankowski, Judy Calhoim, Randy Nix, Dennis Whitman, Carol Zloza, Allison Zellers, Terry Kovas, Marie Miller, Debbie Goodman. SECOND ROW: Paula McGann, Tammy Bennitt, Sue Hahn, Debbie DeMeyer, Belinda Sebasty, Warren Tipton, Jackie Miller, Linda Wagner, Karen DePoy, Cheryl Oliver, Denise Artist. THIRD ROW: Mary Bennitt, Linda Wojciechowski, Lo Kern, Mary Ekovich, Neil Goheen, Mike Lenig, Eric Fritzen, Phil Jankowski, Jennifer Klute, Annette Zarembka, Sandy Wagner, Jean McDonald. FOURTH ROW: Rebecca Blackston, Christina Alvarado, Sue Harness, Roberta Scott, Sandy Troxell, Julie Saylor, Jeri Lambert, Janet Schroeder, Tina Young, Debbie Shock, Debbie Spaid. FIFTH ROW: Marcy Dittmar, Sue Bunton, Jennifer Baldwin, Janet DePoy, Sue Bennitt, Kathy Flitter, Zelma Luke, Michele Dailey, Cindy Whitman, Bettina Malone, Sally Cashmer. Gigantic Spanish Club Frosh enthusiasm gets the Spanish room decorated every holiday. Marcy Kern, Secretary; Kenny Shead, Treasurer; Jim Bunton, Vice President; Larry Boyts, President; Mr. Gonzalez, Sponsor. Making colorfvil displays is a fxm aspect of any club. Who can forget those fun-filled hours spent making a cake from scratch, icing it into a presentable state, and then missing the game because you have to work at the cake raffle stand? Sends students to Spain FIRST ROW: Matt Clark, Terri Bradfield, Kathy Johns, Jill Joslin, Laurie Hendricks, Cindy Klute, Re gina Clark, Brenda DeWit, Nancy Williams, Laura Lotter, Karin Watkins, Doug Neuman. SECOND ROW: Brenda Martell, Kathy Keller, Pat Winters, Phil Jankowski, Mike Lenig, Patty Graycowski, Vicki Heath, Mike Calhoun, Bruce Stoner, Jeff Wiggins, Donna Wood. THIRD ROW: James Biehl, Pat Miller, Vicki Volstorff, Laura Swanson, Lanette Cowley, Linda Smith, Nancy Belaor, Pat Hunt, Janet Schock, Diane Garoutte, Marcia Bennitt, Jim Kovas. FOURTH ROW: Sue Deutscher, Mary VanWanzeele, Sally Simpson, Terry Dyer, Michele Pfiefer, Marsha Truex, Nancy Jones, Mary Higgins, Debbie Ness, Sandy Nixon, Joanie Bennitt. FIFTH ROW: Brad Morrie, Jean Monroe, Kathy Ebersole, Deb Scott, Ruth Hans, Kim Moore, Denise Cortier, Sheila Huston, Sally Lynch, Debbie Varnak, Kathy Ross, Glendall Sims, Tim Neff. SIXTH ROW: Kim Sauers, Kent Bealor, Larry Dodd, Dave Romanowski, Jeff Wiggins, Jeanine Wilcox, Bryan Behrens, Beth Woolsey, Diane Torres, Mary McGann, Jeff Neuman, Linda Duncan. ; ! Is Diane really making her do 100 push-ups? As Latin Club eagerly anticipated the coming of state convention this year, the club, under the able leadership of Mrs. Helen Heeter, flourished in school affairs. The annual Ro- man banquet was held, of course, and its theme this year was " The Mystical World of Hades " . Latin members participated in the GSC project of collecting can goods for needy family at Christmas, aside from collecting can goods, clothing, toys, and other neces- sities for Latin Club ' s own traditional " Christ- mas Family " . Members were also kept busy Christmas caroling, sponsoring a cake raffle and the concession stand. Among the members, TOP ROW, LEFT TO RIGHT: Jeff Beyer, Terry Banis, Sam Lankford, Steve Dickie, Dave Jandrisovits, Glen Proud, Bob Simon, Larry Shead, Pat Dennise, Dave Calhoun. SECOND ROW: Mike Miller, Karin Burrow, Shirley O ' Laughlin, Rick Gesse, Jim Wojciechowski, Maria Armstrong, Sharon Deutscher, Tony Heimes. THIRD ROW: Mallory Brewer, Mark Starks, Melodie A slave nervously awaits the auction. three are planning to go on the third annual trip to Rome this year. This unique tradition combines Old World knowledge with the New World ' s youth, as Latin Club is eternal. STANDING LEFT TO RIGHT: Diane Wrobleski, Secretary, ; Mrs. Helen Heeter, Sponsor; Diane Jankowski, President; John Antonucci, Vice President; Toni Stone, Treasurer; Diane Metzner, Reporter. Walton, Lynn Peterson, Janet Wojcik, Debra Zakr- zewski, Karin Zakrzewski, Jackie Anderson, Diana Coins, BOTTOM ROW: Lowell Clark, Diane Lotter, Jeannie Colston, Lorea Heise, Jodi Seniff, Pam Seniff, Pam Moms, Linda Wagner, Donna Lotter, Diane Lories, John Saylor. Mrs. Heeter is a familiar sight at the Roman Banquet. Latin Club is truly a tradition For first -year initiates, the experience is both fun and inspiring. Slaves undergo nameless tor- tures and absurdities to attain membership. The age-old tradition of casting pomengranate seeds into the flames. French Club TOP ROW; Curt Swank, Kelly Hoggard, Grace Zinser, Mike Bush, Fred Zinser. SECOND ROW; Tina Young, Chris Nordahl, Lynn Kelly, Janice Heminger, Kathy Weiser, Dennis Kime. THIRD ROW; Marie Galvas, Kim Ice, Betty Wyatt, Cindy Szczypiorski, Vicki Warren, FOURTH ROW; Nancy Houk, Sandy Krout, Cary Costello, Debbie Wrobleski, Debbie Watnick, Pat Gussman. FIFTH ROW; Nancy Schroeder, Lorea Heise, Charyl Cox, Denise Vanslager, Kim Zigler. BOTTOM ROW; Sue Manges, Cindy Huston, Mark Adnson, Steve Lau. FRONT TOP TO BOTTOM: Sue Todd, Vice President; Mr. Gloss, Sponsor; Jean Deutscher, Secretary; Wendy Jones, President; Char VanSchoyck, Treasurer; Pam Oberholtzer, Program Director. Making money to go to Canada When asked what was the most important objective of the French Club this year, the unanimous opinion was, " Money, money, and more money! " And this was true. Finally strengthened by purpose, French Clubbers worked the concessions stand, sponsored cake raffles, and even sold a specially designed Cougar pen- nant. The club was united in its efforts to obtain enough money to make a trip either to French Canada or to France itself. Not all was hard work and strug- gle though, as the annual French- Span- ish Christmas party rewarded the mem- bers to some extent. Togetherness makes a party. 60 This avacado dip is terrible. NHS - A mark of achievement The officers are: STANDING: Sue Winey, secretary; Steve Lenig, president. SITTING: Brenda Anders, treasurer; Mrs. Heeter, spon- sor; Linda Myers, vice president! Membership into the National Honor Society is one of the most coveted of all the awards offered by this school. Senior and juni- or students are appointed to this club by their teachers on the basis of leadership, scholar- ship, character, and service. They are then installed in an in- spiring, candle-light ceremony. Besides the prestige which ac- companies this appointment, the student is then treated to an ed- ucational trip to Chicago which somehow turns out to be fun too. John works on prepara- tions for the installation. The evening is climaxed by a delicious buffet. FTA The annual FTA Banquet is a pleasant mixture of good food and companionship. w r- m " Wf M •P A f J i y L ' ' . U »f ■ ' nk i l ' , npS ' 1 JH The Future Teachers of America were very proud of their Mr. and Miss FTA nominees from NP this year. Mike Bush, Mr. FTA delegate, won district competition, and Beth Belt, Miss FTA, won district also and went on to be- come 1st runner-up to the state title. NP is very fortunate to have garnered such an honor. Between a tandem bicycle raffle, a Ball State trip, working the concession stand, and sponsoring a cake raffle, FTA proved a useful instrument to promising future teachers by providing facilities for ac- tual teaching, college information, and a very useful scholarship. LEFT TO RIGHT: Wendy Jones, Historian-Reporter; Tomi Stone, Vice-President; Mr. Colborne, Sponsor; Tina Loucks, President; Beth Belt, Secretary; Cheryl VanSchoyck, Treasurer. LEFT TO RIGHT: Henry Doane, President; Dave Romanowski, Treasurer; Mr. Dinkins, Sponsor; Jim Meehan, Secretary; Bemie Macias, Reporter; Mike Baich, Vice President; Elmer Juarez, Sareant-at-arms. Graphic Arts: A new club with talent Wow! Most clubs start off slowly and then begin really moving, but Graphic Arts, just newly formed this year, disproved that com- mon theory. Under the talented leadership of Mr. Dinkens, the club initiated its first year by printing circulars, designing leaf- lets for prospective Homecoming queens, and finally even winning the Homecoming theme competition with its " Cougars, Get it Together. " This active club certainly has a bright future. TOP ROW: Jim Sisk, Glenn Proud, Fred Kaminski. SECOND ROW: Ron Smith, Ken Abbott, Tom Lange. THIRD ROW: Bob Snyder, Pat Winters, Laurel Beckham, Danny Evans. FOURTH ROW: Vicky Gadacz, Dave Ross, Rod Oliver, Jim Vermilyer. BOTTOM ROW: Kathy Ross, Patty Stockton, Juanita Doane, Pat Gorny. The librarians and the AVA, two of NP ' s most diligent and hard working clubs, finally un- ited this year to form a new and dynamic or- ganization. The librarians, who are respon- sible for the accessibility and upkeep of the books in the library, are kept in daily act- ivity mending and restoring the well-used publications keeping and posting a record of those student lax in returning their books on time, and filing the large assortment of magazines and circulars. The AVA makes valid use of the library ' s many facilities in its task of taping student body assemblies and maintaining the projectors and taping equip- ment which are used by so many individual classes. In the unification of these two com- petent clubs, each have found greater effic- iency and usefulness. LEFT TO RIGHT, FIRST ROW: Linda Wolfe, Kathy Dolfe, Denise Cor- tier Mary Pietrowski, Linda Greathouse, Debbie Wesstrom. SECOND ROW- Dave Calhoun, Alfred VoUmer, Debbie McCartney, Bill Hast- ings, Glenn Simms. THIRD ROW: Tony Heims, Gary Svofield, Earl Schimmel, Dave Jandrisovits, Brad Morrie, Ron Knight. Librarians - AVA Club LEFT TO RIGHT: Albert VoUmer, President; Ernest Truex, Treasurer; Jean Boyts, Vice President; Sebna Luke, Secretary; Mrs. GuptiU, Sponsor. Listening to records mixes pleasure with technology. Providing daily newspapers is a practical function of the library. OEA utilizes business skills OEA commenced its busy sched- ule for this year by selling designed candles in order to fi- nance trips to contest and state and national conventions. . .A number of members won prizes at the regional OEA contest in South Bend by demonstrating well-learnid business skills. . . Other activities included a tour of Whirlpool Inc. , a Christmas Party for the Special Education Class at Rolling Prairie, and also many members attended the State and National Contests held March 24-25 and April 29- May 5, respectively. The work done by the OEA is relieved by its many parties which have be- come famous for their hilarity and abundance of good food. BACK: Charyl Cox, Ellen Spriggs, Bobbie Baker, Jay Merrill, Karen Harville, Frank Hosteller, Judy Brasseur, Cecilia Brooks, Denise Vanslager. FRONT: Debbie McCarty, Paula McGann, Sue Deutscher, Sheila Huston, Jill Schaefer, Debbie Adnson. LEFT TO RIGHT: Marcia Stark, Vice President; Debbie Cow- ham, Historian; Loretta Deutscher, Parlimentarian; Kathy Bradfield, Secretary; Judy Horvath, Treasurer; Debbie Cross, President . Deb and Lor- etta create a memorable Homecoming • for their club. , Only individuals can make a club. Lettermen earn athletic honors The Lettermen ' s Club, which is an exclusive organization, is composed of boys who have competed and excelled in a sport. These boys earn a letter sweater and chevrons for their hard- fought endeavors. Besides this respected aspect, the Lettermen sponsored a cake raffle and nominated a Homecoming Queen candidate. Effort and honor exemplify this club. f ' t 1 r f Future Farmers of America — A most active club LEFT TO RIGHT: Mr. Thomas, Sponsor; Tom Ward, Sentinel; Ernie Truex, Reporter; Dale Carr, Treasurer; Bernie Hansen, Secretary; Doug McGuire, Vice President; Doug Millar, President. NP ' s FFA has become one of the most active chap- ters in the state. Members with livestock have shown at over five different national shows, three state shows, and two county shows. Always plac- ing high, NP has become known as one of the top livestock entries in the country. Winning contests in Chapter Meeting, Public Speaking, Electric, Soil and Water, and Poultry, NP was third in dis- trict contest last year and also have two district officers. This club is striving to make it ' s mem- bers do as the FFA motto says: Learning to Do, Doing to Learn, Learning to Live, Living to Serve. SITTING, LEFT TO RIGHT: Sheila Huston, Pat Lachowin, the FFA Sweetheart, Patty Garout- te. STANDING, LEFT TO RIGHT: Vicki Warren, Becky Sutton. l f ifc.,:. W « |r - ■F A .. 1 -ir m -at f :.► W t % NEW PRAIRIE Pep offers a boost victory Football Football Pep Club This year ' s Pep Club, under the capable leadership of President Sue Todd, expanded and diversified. First it divided itself into two wholly separate sections: the Football and the Basketball Pep Clubs. This division enabled many students to join the group they felt more enthusiastic towards, as membership was separate. Senior Soul The Pep Club then pro- moted school spirit even more by establishing Spirit E3ays and Spirit Week. A Spirit Day was designated as a special day on which all students could prove their spirit by wearing blue and gold. Spirit Week was a wild potpourri of days on which floppy hats, bobby socks, saddle shoes, signs, and stuffed ani- mals were displayed as proud symbols of Cougar spirit. Pep Clubbers held class contests, promising the famed " Spirit Stick " to the best decorated locker area. 68 Basketball Club dynamic for ' ep Club Pep Club officers are: ABOVE; Julene Schreiber, Vice President, Miss Volkman, Sponsor. CEN- TER; Nancy Schroeder, Junior Representative, Melodee Hansen, Secretary, Michelle Dailey, Senior Representative, BELOW; Becky Borders, Freshmen Representative, Mallory Brewer, Sopho- more Representative, Sharon Metzner, Treasurer, Sue Todd, President. Forever backing the team, the great Pep Club proved valu- able at every Cou- gar game, for it never failed in its objective — a dyna- mic boost for victory. Two familiar symbols of New Prairie Spirit: the Cheerleader and the Cougar. OFFICERS, LEFT TO RIGHT: Sharon Anderson, Recorder; Miss Lempke, Sponsor; Linda Meyers, President; Julie Zielinski, 2nd Vice President; Terry Moore, Treasurer; Sue Sheilds, Secretary; Penny Pumroy, 1st Vice President. Girls ' Service — A busy club with a purpose As President, Linda was a diligent and skillful worker. Sue and Linda arrange food for distribution to needy families. 70 Colorful window displays were supplied through- out the year by tliis talented club. FIRST ROW, LEFT TO RIGHT: Barb Meyeis, Debbie Watnick, Tomi Stone, Terri Bradfield, Wendy Jones. SECOND ROW: Barb Ekovich, Betty Wyatt, Tina Loucks, Nancy Houk. THIRD ROW: Debbie Zakrzweski, Karen Burkus, Kathy Bradfield, Judy Brasseur, Debbie Cowham. FOURTH ROW: Mary McGaun, Sue Todd, Cindy Whitman. The club also sponsored a coat- check during games to raise money for a scholarship. This is just more than an ordi- nary club, it is a service or- ganization. Its members are dedicated to helping others, and they are kept quite busy in their task. This year ' s Girls ' Service Club members collect- ed food from the students at school and at games for dis- tribution to the needy at Christmas. They decorated the school at each holiday, graded papers for teachers, sponsored many projects, and acted as ushers at school functions. Fulfilling work was this club ' s greatest benefit. Cougar Cadettes — A unit of precision Corps! Ehress right, dress! This marks the begin- ning of every Cougar Cadette meeting on Wednes- day nights. The cadettes have approximately forty girls in the club now, under the supervision of majorettes Linda Meyers and Terry Moore, and director Ah " . Blaine Gamble. The corps is made up of three segments: the color guard, which consists of two rifles and three flags, the rifle corps, and a corps of eight squads with three to four girls in each squad. The Cougar Cadettes, formerly known as the Tiger ettes, have been going to the Spectacle of Music at Milwaukee, Wisconsin for about seven years. Besides Milwaukee this year, they attended the State Indoor Contest at Zionsville, Indiana. Performances by Cougar Cadettes made half-times special. Getting ready for the show. Pretty maids all in a row. Linda Anders Brenda Baughman Vicki Biggerstaff Mallory Brewer Sue Bunton Sally Cashmer Sue Deutsche! Kathy Flitter Vicki Gadacz Diane Garoutte Pat Corny Mary Hill Cindy Huston Kathy John Nancy Jones June Littell Cindy Marlin Pam Martz Debbie Merley linda Meyers Diane Mills Kim Moore Terry Moore Debbie Ness Debbie Nixon Cheryl Oliver Lynn Peterson Roberta Scott Belinda Sebasty Jody Seniff Carl Shirley Debbie Shock Sally Simpson Debra Spaid Teri Toth Marsha Truex Debbie Tuesburg Denise Vanslager Carol Wagner Sandy Wagner Linda Wolfe Linda Wojciechowski The presentation of the colors opens every game. 72 BOTTOM ROW: Larry Dodd, Glen Woodle, Judy Horvath, Cheryl McEathron, Gail McPherson, Cindy Andrysiak, Vicky Volstorf, Jan Anderson. SECOND ROW; Chris Kulusa, Sandy Krout, Mary Van Wanzeele, Terry Kelley, Karen DePoy, Beth Woolsey, Marc Pfieffer, Jill Anderson. THIRD ROW: Brooke Wolfe, Bob Mattasits, John White, Charlie Evans, Leon Myers, Shirley Carr, Marcella Anderson, Jean Monroe . TOP ROW: Dennis Whitman, Bob Beck, Richard Green, Phil Faulstick, Bob Simon, Jackson Weir, Rick Gesse . Freshmen Band trial period. This year the concept of an all-Freshman band was finally realized. By joining this band, tal- ented Freshmen could try out their musical potential before entering the ultimate test of the Symphonic Band where older students constantly compete for " Chairs " . Although the Freshmen band performs alone at concerts, it does unite with the Symphonic Band during marching sea- son. Thus, the Freshmen band serves its purpose by training hopeful musicians and allowing them to diversify by joining the pep band or the marching band. The prodigious Pep Band lives up to its name . The constant practice and determination which are necessary in making a good marching band are rewarded by a well- received half-time show. BACK; Nancy Houk, Business Manager; Frank Hosteller, Advertising Manager. FRONT: Lorea Heise, Co-Editor; Wendy Jones, Co-Editor; Carol Wagner, As- sistant Editor. Mr. Haag, will you please go back to your room with that blasted camera? A yearbook is a product of hard-work, skill, and devotion Deciding which pictiire best tells the story or. . .deciding how best to tell the story with words - both take time and effort. 8 i FIRST ROW, LEFT TO RIGHT: Debbie Nixon, Linda Wolfe, Betsy Walz, Cheryl Cox. SECOND ROW: Sue Seyfried, Debbie Adnson. THIRD ROW: Sue Deutscher Debbie Watnick, Sandy Wagner, Pam Oberholtzer. Making a yearbook is perhaps the hardest but most fulfilling job a student can undertake. It means long hours spent in hard work while everyone else is at the beach, but it also means laughter and screams such as " Lorea, those captions are terrible! We ' ll use them of course. " This year ' s staff was plagued by a scarcity of work- ers and an abundance of complaints such as, " When ' s the yearbook coming out this time? " On an average, from a student body composed of some eight hundred persons, maybe four or five students showed up to work after school. Despite these obstacles, the staff mixed fun and toil to create a yearbook to be proud of. Thank goodness it ' s finished! Pam lent her invaluable skill as the only good typist on the staff. Yeah, Pam! The band The ' 71 marching band attained new heights of skill last summer under its brand new leader, Mr. George Steele. LaPorte ' s 4th of July parade presented the Marching Cougars with a First Trophy in Division 2 and they placed 3rd in Michigan City ' s summer parade. The Mar- ching Cougars were also invited to participate in Indiana State University ' s Homecoming Parade, and were forced to leave at 12:30 a.m. that morning in order to get to ISU by parade time. Marching season was climaxed by the district contest at Fort Wayne when NP pre- FIRST ROW: Michele Pfeiffer, Jeanine Wilcox, Cathy Weiser, Brenda Anders, Barb Meyers, Sharon Anderson, Linda Wolfe, Debbie Wrobleski, Becky Nordahl, Janet DePoy, Ruth Hans. SECOND ROW: Debbie Wat- nick, Vince Bolsega, Mary Countryman, Dave Manges, Mark Stevens, Rich Patty, Debbie Cross, Randy Rudecki, Julie Barnhart, Tina Young, Tim Porter, Sue Winey, THIRD ROW: Mary McGawn, Carla Huencke, Tim - Our Fearless Leader. marches on sented a blues rock theme and an effective all- band glove routine to the tune of " Showcase for Band " , Concert band consists of two separate groups of musicians: the B or Freshmen Band, and the A Band, the Upperclassmen. Several concerts during the winter provided excellent music of every aspect for everyone. Each student in band was musically enriched by this past year ' s efforts. An added enjoyment to the half-time performance. Tedious night performances established perfection. Betty Wyatt, Julie Zielinski, Kathy Moffett, Fred Kaminski, Jeff Kent, Nancy Small, Sue Manges, Tim Ludwig, Eric Fritzen, Dennis Kime, Charles Conjalka, Tom Monroe, Bob Watkins, Paul Horvath, Dan Evans, Terry Garroute, Doran Samys, Dave Burjus, Ken Buss. FOURTH ROW: Mark Litza, James Fonte, Dale Belsaas, Earl Schimmell, Kevin Kaplon, Jim Wojciechowski, Linda Hardiman, Larry Dolph, Bill Brooks. Flag Girls enthusiastically lead band at the last football game. Sopranoe s A-Cappella Basses A-Cappella Altos Tenors Getting ready for a concert is a hectic affiar. Choir — blending talent and technique Initiating her first year here as choir director, Mrs. Dickie sought to create a unified and skilled choral department. The concert choir, composed mainly of Freshmen and Sophomores, was mostly concerned with acquainting itself with music techniques such as timing, ryhthym, pitch, and blend. The A- Cappella choir strove to live up to its name by singing without accompaniment at concerts. This practice is difficult indeed, for each member must maintain his pitch perfectly and without assistance. By performing at con- certs, various school functions, and in the school musical, both choirs developed their teachings into a vibrant and beautiful reality. Mrs. Dickie Concert choir sings " Raindrops Keep Fallin ' On My Head. Jerry Starks, Rich Schiele, John Small, Marvin Podemski, John Elldns, Dean Tuesbeig, Dale Gilchrist. The best way to decide if you really want your career or not is to actually participate in it. These enterprising Seniors decided to quit just thinking and get down to some real action. The experiences of the cadet teachers have satis- fied their thirst for knowledge about teaching. Being Seniors, they certainly all knew about taught, but now through their cadet teachings they also realize the teachers side of education. The boys who participated in vocational training in Michigan City also gained valuable experience. By actually working with electronics and engin- eering, each could gain a deeper outlook on their future career choice. Dennis Simpson, Bernard Miller, Roger Jones, Ken Sikorski. Students prepare for the future Steve Lenig taught Jr. High science, Tina Loucks taught Jr. High Special Educa- tion, Dave Calhoun taught Kindergarten, Terry Flitter taught fourth grade, Pam Oberholtzer taught Jr. High Special Education, and jane Briskey taught Elementary Special Education. The excitement of performance causes each couple to become more united and special. Numerous engagements inspir- ed this with-it group of ten couples to produce the best music ever in NP ' s history. A big first was an all-weekend tour to Ann Arbor, Michigan, where their hard work was ac- knowledged with appreciation and spirit. Accented by their wild pantdresses and jump- suits, Swing Choir obtained new professional status in ' 72, but only through the enthusistic response of its talented twenty. Swing Choir moves with the times The accompanists, FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Mary Rudecki, Dave Manges, Earl Schimmel, and Ken Abbott, all lend that extra touch to the effect. SITTING, LEFT TO RIGHT: Greg Hofer, Sue Winey, Dave Tincher, Beth Belt, Jill Joslin, Jeff Ness, Margo Bryant, Dan Evans, Kathy Ross, Tom Kempf, Sonia Dzialak. STANDING, LEFT TO RIGHT: Marcy Dittmar, Mike Hauser, Bill Brooks, Deb Stone, Mary Rudecki on piano, Dale Belsaas on drums, Mrs. Dicki, Becky Sutton, Paul Zahl, Pat Winter, Margo Dahne, Dave Calhoun. K% ' Wf ' v " ' f ' t ' ' p- ' m v - yr i ' » ■. fi«J T ? student life s - f ! ' You are caught in the mym time S.- «Jv r ' Smmi-zm .: of a special memory. . . vv a moment unexpected which has no reason nor rhyme, Iw ■s«- but is its own sweet reason for being. Conversation, jokes, and songs highlight this show. Natural High Two stage-struck teens get their first look at the bright lights. An experiment in free creativity A new type of musical bloomed at New Prairie this year. Departing from the usual sentimental Roger and Hammerstein type show Mrs. Dickey, in her first year here, produced a folk-rock musical ' Natural High. " " Natural High " is a musical dealing with religion and how it can offer at least some answers to today ' s mixed-up youth. The theme was com- plemented by the " with it " quality of its music, the ab- scence of props, and the natural clothes that the cast wore. Instead of artificial costuming, everyone just wore bluejeans, dresses, hot pants, or whatever else they felt comfortable in. " Natural High " was an ex- perience for all. For once, kids were allowed to generate their own special kind of en- thusiasm into the kinds of songs and dances they know The six minor leads: ABOVE; Greg Hofer, Dave Cal- houn. CENTER; Shirley O ' Laughlin, Dave Tincher, Patty Garoutte, Bill Brooks. BELOW; Becky Sutton, Margo Dahne. best, and they could com- municate a message thru their own natural means of expression. Varied expressions reflect differing opinions. The success of a show depends upon hard work as well as talent. o. The strain of excitement and worry releases itself in joy at each other ' s company. A Homecoming game is always the most exciting and antici- pated game of the season, and this year ' s was no exception. Planning for the elaborate affair began weeks earlier as Queen candidates were nominated and each class started work on the individual floats, excitement grew during the Pep Rallys and bonfire, and it finally exploded on the night of the game against Laville. The Seniors won the float competition with the theme " Keep it Clean! Flush ' Em! " , and at half time, Marcy Kern was crowned as the proud Queen. The game itself was characterized by screams of joy and anticipation. Homecom- ing was, as usual, a memorable night. Last minue instructions from Coach Mirer. LEFT TO RIGHT: Freshman Cindy Huston, Junior Peggy Wood, Marcy Kern, Linda Meyers, Debbie Vamak, Sophomore Diane Garoutte. Tough action and hard-earned points were typical of the Homecom- ing game. The Cougars size up the opposition. Football Homecoming ' 72 is memorable Linda Meyers, 1st runner-up, and Debbie Vamak, 2nd runner-up, preside as the Queen ' s court. An enthusiastic pep rally and bonfire sparked the team on to fight. Mike wasn ' t as pret ty as the cheerlead- ers, but his Senior Skit as the pep ses- sion added much to the famed Cougar Spirit. The Candidates, LEFT TO RIGHT: Debbie Zakrewski, Wendy Jones, Sue Todd. Gail Shock, Marcy Ditt- mar, Sue Winey, Sheila Huston, Penny Pumroy. Basketball Homecoming was an exciting occasion designed to relate to every student Mike, presentation emcee. Each club decorated a sec- tion of the school to demon strate their Cougar spirit. Cheers from even the small- est fans were appreciated. In her fole as Cupid, Maya raised hilarity and excitement at a pep session. A determined Cougar. The Candidates, LEFT TO RIGHT: Pat Lachowin, Julie Morrie, Carol Wagner, Sue Bennitt, Vicki Gadacz, Linda Wolfe, Char Van Schoyck, Sue Deutscher. Surrounded by overwhelming joy. The Student Council took over the difficult job of planning Homecoming this year. Each club was designated areas of the school to decorate and were judged accordingly. Graphic Arts theme, " Get it All Together " was declared the winner in the contest. A formal presentation was held on February 11 to present the candidates to the student body. At the half time of the exciting Jim- town varsity game, Char Van Schoyck was crown- ed Queen and her court was selected as Sue Bennitt, 4th runner-up; Vicki Gadacz, 3rd runner- up; Julie Morrie, 2nd runner-up; Pat Lachowin, 1st runner-up. Homecoming Queens Marcy Kern Football Queen Charlene Van Schoyck Basketball Queen I I I 1 1 1 New Prairie students and faculty members with Senator Birch Bayh_ Students tour D.C. November means cold winds and during Teacher ' s Institute, the Herald- Argus sponsored a trip to Washington, D.C. In May, a group of NPHS students also went to Washington, D.C. Students visited the massively beautiful Capital building, the White House, and various monuments and memorials and other historical sights. Lucky underclassmen were also allowed in on the fun in May. On this excursion. Senator Birch Bayh was present and met the students. All who went on the trip were impressed by the sights. And of course, the annual amount of fun was enjoyed by every participant of the journey as they visited the seat of the U.S. government- visi- bly representative of America ' s ideals. The seniors were invested with a sense of awe and beauty at the sight of this most beautiful city. The Three Musketeers finish their Bosco. Them " Now come on, Mike. We ' re talking about six, not sex. " " That blasted Fresh team can never remember the home basket! " " Don ' t 1 look like I know what I ' m doing? I can fool everybody. " Eggs, bread, pantyhose . Oops! Wrong list! " 92 " Who ' d ever have guessed they put this sort of thing in grade books! " " Doggone it! I know I put those Cougar Cadettes somewhere ! " " It finally happened. My whole class has fallen asleep. " We always knew Mr. Noel had something up his sleeve. A real smoothie snazzie. Two with heavy responsibilities. Spanish means party time . §y ?r» iJSB! ' ■ ' W ' l ' ! •A.- »s . fSsjL M sports Leaving your private world To become special in a group Strength of bodies And of spirit Making a team victorious by your togetherness. f tt »• pHE «5 a| QP f ne f -»pi| RP f : i FIRST ROW, LEFT TO RIGHT: Steve Lenig, Ken Strope, Tim Walz, John Antonucci, Mike Engel, Jay Gilpin, Don Toth, Larry Shead, Bob DeNeve. SECOND ROW: Coach Mirers, Steve Markley, Henry Doane, Jim Levar, Fred Kaminski, Don Hoover, Joe Pav- olka, Assistant Coach Kaufman, Assistant Coach Trosper. THIRD ROW: Paul Troxell, Dave Nickerson, Monty Scott, Ben Perkins, Dan Malicki, Bob Deer, Kenny Jones, Terry Garoutte. FOURTH ROW: Paul Zahl, Doran Samys, Craig Brown, Jeff Kent, Dave Akin, Mike Dailey, Jerry Colanese. FIFTH ROW: Mike Lenig, Dave Burkus, Brad Starks, Bruce Stoner, Jim Gadacz, Pat Keen, Jim Fischer. SKTH ROW: Terry Stockton, Kent Bealor, Scott Oberholtzer, Gary Curless, Bob Smith, Jeff Wiggins, Mike Miller. Fierce instructions bolster team spirit and determination. This common apparatus of football is often unseen but vital. ■r " Football 1971-1972 m w NP OPP " LaPorte 24 SB Clay 20 13 Knox 8 6 Fairfield 44 12 LaVille 20 21 John Glenn 50 8 Jimtown 7 6 North Liberty 41 Goshen 21 2 Concord 35 ■1 6 This was billed as the " Year of the Rebuilding " , but New Prairie ' s energetic new coaching staff which consists of Coach Mirers and his two assis- tant coaches, Mr. Kaufman and Mr. Trosper, combined the eagerness of the Cougar gridders with skill to put together a thrilling 8-2 winning season. Despite an understanda±)le defeat at the hands of LaPorte, the Cougar team came right back with a big second- half win over its arch rival, Clay. Then a recovered fumble and a wrong way run gave New Prairie a big edge over Knox, and the Cougar ' s next game with Fairfield proved just as beneficial. A tense game with LaVille ensued, but the Cougar ' s winning streak deserted them at the last moment. The Lancers won by only a slim 21-20 margin. FIRST ROW, LEFT TO RIGHT: Mike Lenig, Bruce Stoner, Brad Starks, Gary Curless, Mike Dailey, Jeff Kent, Dave Akin, Bob Smith, Dave Burkus. SECOND ROW: Jeff Neuman, Allan Lake, Pat Kane, Rich Parry, Jim Fisher, Doran Samys, Jim Gadacz, Scott Oberholtzer. THIRD ROW: Phil Jankowski, Dennis Simpson, Rich Renfro, Dan Evans, Rex Eckert, Rod Olivers, Leon Meyers. FOURTH ROW: Mr. Trosper, Lowell Clark, Rob Zelasko, Dan Gilpin, Tim Gourley, Jay Loucks. Hh B-Team Football 1972 " I H K NP OPP ■E John Glenn 26 Northrldge 20 » Goshen 42 fl| LaVille 16 14 « North Liberty- 20 Knox 52 M.C. Elston 26 22 M. C. Rogers 41 Coach Mirers impressed his own efficiency upon the team. Cougar spirit was boistered by a winning season Injuries seem an almost inevitable aspect of football. This was billed as the " Year of Rebuilding " , but New Prairie ' s energetic new coaching staff which consists of Coach Mirers and his two assistant coaches, Afr. Kaufman and Mr. Trosper, combined the eagerness of the Cougar gridders with skill to put together a thrill- ing 8-2 winning season. De- spite an understandable de- feat at the hands of LaPorte, the Cougar team came right back with a big second-half win over its arch rival. Clay. A recovered fumble and a wrong way run gave NP a big edge over Knox, and the Cougars next game with Mr. Mathews ' announcing add- ed thrilling impact. Fairfield proved just as beneficient. A tense game with LaVille ensued, but the Cougars winning streak de- serted them at the last mo- ment. The Lancers won by only a slim 21-20 margin. A school record for the most points scored in one game was established in the Cou- gar ' s 50-8 win over John Glenn. Jay Gilpin, Jim Gad- acz, and Paul Zahl all scored a pair of touchdowns on a wide assortment of offensive maneuvers. An astounding winning season for NP en- sued. Mike Engel and Larry Shead led the Cougars in de- stroying Jimtown ' s hopes for a successfull homecoming game, and the team scored early and often against the outmatched North Liberty Shamrocks. In a successful season, it is difficult to find a " highlight " of the season, but the Goshen game has to qualify closely. Goshen wanted this game, and they came to play hard, but the Cougars administered a sound 21-2 lesson in funda- mental football. With NP ' s win over Concord, the Cou- gars garnered a well -de- served reputation as a win- ning team to be contended with. Tlie 1972 Cougars had a number of outstanding players that gave much support tCvpie total team. Seniors played a significant role in leading the Cougars to a successful grid season. Senior Mike Engel, four year letterman, was the sole performer on the All- Area squad to be named to both offensive and defensive units; and he was named to the Northern State Conference All-Star team for the third straight year. Mike also led the team in tackles for the third straight year. Senior Jay Gilpin delighted Cougar fans with his nifty footwork, while picking the defense to pieces. His second e: ort impressed Conference coaches, who named hiK0All-NSC too. Senior Larry Shead put the pass back in Cougar power. His deft passes and coolness under fire spai ' ked the offensive machine. Senior John Antonucci was credited with keying the offense. His consistent blocking helped add versatility to the Cougar attack. Senior Don Toth would stalk enemy ball carriers and slam them to the ground before they could turn the cor ner. a Senior Kenny Strope seemed sense when the next play as ;Coming. His unpredictability gave opposing blockers a really hard time, j, :v;j;- Senior Jim Levar recovered from a troublesome knee in; Senior Steve Lenig was a hard-nosed guard who provide they needed solid down-field blocking. W Senior Joe Pavolka enjoyed his role on the suicide squad carried out assignments to perfection. service for Cougar ball carriers when ged to l n n all the action. Senior Fred Kaminski was a handy one to have available at the tackle post. He could move but would not be moved himself. Senior Don Hoover was anothi coaches and the team. former at tackle, ffis intense dedication to the game inspired both Senior Tim Walz got the starting end in the season openeJiagainst LaPorte. He was injured in this game, but his fierce, self-imposed recovery program was a story in itself. Senior Bob De Neve came into his own this year. He caught a perfect two-point conversion pass against John Glenn. Senior Hemry Doane was working up the board to a start? guard assignment. However, a non -football injury wiped him out. These valuable Seniors constituted the backbone of the 1972 NP Cougar Football Team. Tankers show youth, but lack experience FIRST ROW: Bruce Stoner, Alan Cowham, Tim Neff, Dave Burkus, Bill Varnak, Dennis Whitman. SECOND ROW: Jeff Beyer, Terry Garoutte, Coach Poe, Eric Fritzen, Rex Eckert. THIRD ROW: Rob Pravecek, Bob Cenkush, Mark Pfieffer. Tank Talk Under the determined leadership of Mrs. Cleo Poe, the Cougar swimming team set a definite goal for itself this coming season. Dave Burkus, one of the more outstanding tankers, captured first against the Maroons by winning the 400 yard freestyle. Terry Garoutte also picked up a blue ribbon in the 100 yard breast stroke. The well-bal- anced 400 yard free style team of Bob Cenkush, Paul Fernald, Bruce Stoner, and Dave Burkus won a first for New Prairie in their specialty. Coach Poe pointed out that there is but one Senior on the squad and only three Jun- iors. There are six returning lettermen, so despite the season ' s record of fifteen losses to one win, the future looks good for the tankers. Experience can mend all deficiencies. 100 FRONT ROW, LEFT TO RIGHT: Mark Tolmen, Scott Oberholtzer, Ken Shead, Jim Gadacz, Rob Zelasko, Mark Adnson. SECOND ROW: Jeff Neuman, John White, Leon Meyers, Dan Gilpin, Coach Floyd Trosper. THIRD ROW: Jim Fisher, Brad Morrie, Bill Cud- deback. Curt Swank, Richard Green, Jim Bunton. Frosh Team total up 14-4 record Hk Frosh Basket±iall 1972 " mlsm NP OPP p Vestville 48 23 f Oregon- Davis Nortii Liberty LaLumiere 38 52 58 29 38 32 South Central 44 36 I M.C. Elston 40 46 KMish. Marion 36 30 pohn Glen 42 36 : Pwestville 42 30 FLaVille 38 35 North Liberty Marquette louth Central 49 51 44 40 38 48 Kiiox 46 32 LP Kessling River Valley y;. C. Kruger mcha Glenn « _- 32 46 48 40 39 54 Will it or won ' t it? B-Teamers make it with skill and spirit Congratulations, to Coach Kauffman and his hus- tling B-team on their hard-fought Bi-County championship. The whole school was proud of them and the beautiful trophy they brought home. Our over zealous cheer block was disqualified from the cheering competition because they streamed onto the court after our thrilling two- point come-from-behind victory over the Breman Lions. We don ' t blame them. Perhaps this en- thusiasm was good for more than two points. Five records were broken and one tied in the tournament, A marvelous season indeed for such a young team. P B-Team Basketball 1972 1 NP OPP MC Rogers 45 48 Mish, Marion 47 43 John Glenn 55 46 Fairfield 51 52 River Valley 47 37 La Villa 29 27 SB St. Joe 29 49 South Central 37 42 MC Marquette 44 33 Oregon Davis 61 38 North Judson 64 34 SB Jackson 48 38 Knox 60 52 LaVille 36 34 John Glenn 50 38 Matty looks for an outlet. Varsity Basketball 1972 1 1 NP OPP NP OPP MC Rogers 77 82 SB Jackson 77 83 Mish. Marion . 41 66 Knox 62 72 John Glenn 74 73 Breman 69 67 Fairfield 57 61 LaVille 54 52 River Valley 60 62 John Glenn 60 62 LaVille 53 58 North Liberty 80 52 St. Joe 57 82 Breman 88 86 SoutJi Central 75 65 SB Clay 69 87 Oregon Davis 72 50 Jimtown 66 57 Marquette 58 62 Concord 64 7C Nortli Judson 54 76 LaPorte 69 94 CO-CAPTAINS: Larry Boyts and Bob Deutscher SPECIAL AWARDS Most Valuable - Matty Bush and Bob Deutscher Sportsmanship - Larry Boyts Rebounding - Larry Boyts Assists - Jay Gilpin Field Goal % - Mike Wilcox Free Throw % - Matty Bush Larry jockeys for position. For the moment, Cougars are out- positioned. Paul tips 2 points for the Cougars. KNEELING: Larry Shead, Jeff Schroeder, Don Hoover, assistant manager; Mr. Starl s, Coach; Jay Gilpin, Matt Bush. STANDING: Larry Boyts, co-captain; Bob Deutscher, co-captain, Steve Cooreman, Jeff Paul, Doug Schmeltz, Dan Malicki, Craig Brown. The 1971-72 Cougar basket±)all squad battled through a season marked by adversity and re- markably able playing. Although plagued by a multiplicity of illnesses and injuries, the team worked together to fill vacancies, adjust to new assignments, and generally attempt to make their plays more workable. Head mentor, John Starks, made his debut this year as the Cougar coach. Under his skilled direction, the high point of the season occurred at the team ' s play during the Bi- County Tourna- ment. Despite very fine basketball, however, the Cougars were edged by John Glenn in the Championship game, 62-60. This was the first appearance by a Cougar Squad in the champion- ship game. High jump shots lent much to the excitement of Cougar fans. Tense moments such as this make up a good basketball game. The varsity squad played in championship game The feeling of the coaches and fans at the sea- sons ' end was one of satisfaction that a great group of boys had done an excellent job under extreme adversity. The underclassmen and the squad are looking forward to next season when some of the close losses will be turned around in favor of the Cougars . Get that rebound ! Every Cougar player must remember anxious moments spent on the bench watching the game and hoping for victory. KNEELING: Mr. Kaufman, Coach; Rick Hall, Ray Barnes, Don Hertzburg. STANDING: Mike Lenig, Paul Zahl, Rod Swank, Steve Kindig, Tim Ludwig, Joe Laureys, Phil Jankowski, Greg Hofer. KNEELEKG: Tim Marker, Greg Hofer, Steve Cooreman, Larry Boyts, Mark Adnson. STANDING: Bryan Behrens, Steve Dickie, Coach Rheinheimer, Dave Manges, Rick Hall. Tennis 1972 NP OPP Penn 4 3 Plymouth LaVille 3 5 4 2 LaSalle 7 Breman 7 MC Rogers Concord 3 4 7 Jimtown LaVille 2 4 5 3 SB Riley Penn 1 5 mm 6 2 Netters finish at 5-6 This year ' s tennis team demonstrated its enthu- siasm and skill with a fine record of hard-fought wins and losses. Even the fact that they did not have a standard court available failed to dampen their spirit. Playing twice as many games as last year, tiiis active sport held its own in competition. Although three of the team ' s nine valuable mem- bers will have graduated by next season, it is generally hoped that the rest of the team can maintain the standards set by past predecessors. A lazy consultation before the match. V . i»» ■ .- P p ■ : r r FIRST ROW: Randy Gourley, Richard Van Schoyck, Dave Banaszak, Jim Oliver, Rod Oliver, John Saylor, Warren Tipton. SECOND ROW: Tim Gourley, Wendell Miller, Chuck Phi llippe, Steve Lenig, Pat Kane, Dean Tuesburg. THIRD ROW: Don Kane, Coach, John Antonucci, Ben Perkins, Don Toth, Allan Lake, Mike Ekovich, Rick Kline, Mike Engel, Dale Carr, Tim Walz, Ron Toth, Sid Meyers, Randy Kline, Willard Cites. Coach Don Kane was quite pleased with the record turnout of candidates this year for his grappling team. This enabled him to field both a varsity and B team and thus gave more boys experience throughout the year. Nine lettermen returned for action this season. They included Wendell Miller, 107 weight class, Jim Oliver, 126, Dean Tuesburg, 119, Dave Banaszak, 119, Don Toth, 145, Ron Toth, 132, Mike Engel, 155, Jerry Colanese, 145, and Steve Lenig, 167. The point system has been altered a bit this year. Six team points must be earned for a pin, in- stead of five, and four team points may be earned for a decision when the difference in match scores is ten or more points. Grapplers ready for naat action. ■i SHHMHB- Wrestling 1971-1972 WtSKM NP OPP Knox 40 21 Concord 5 47 Fairfield 31 21 Mich. City Elston 27 22 , LaVille 20 30 1 North Liberty 25 32 Saint Joe 14 38 John Glenn 47 8 Mich. City Rogers 11 39 Clay 63 Marian 12 48 Jimtown 32 24 » LaLumiere 17 39 p- LaPorte 8 47 FIRST ROW: Mike Engle , John Antonucci, Don Toth, Dave Manges, Bruce Harber, Louie Zelasko, Ken Buss, Jim Levar, Brent Miller, Larry Boyts. SECOND ROW: Richard VanSchoyck, Gary Oliver, Bob Smith, Scott Oberholtzer, Ken Voyles, Terry Garoutte, Dave Ander- son, Dave Burkus, Jeff Beyer, Jim Gadacz, Don Hammond, John Saylor, Steve Moore, Sid Meyers, Coach Gamble. THIRD ROW: Steve Olson, Dennis Kimes, Rod Swenk, Sam Langford, Paul Troxell, Paul Fernald, Jeff Kent, Kenny Jones, Frank Hartman, Kerry Holler, Bob Pravecek, Dale Belsaas. Track offers a variety of interests, from pole- vaulting to shot-putting. Tracksters fulfilled hopes for good season Weather permitting, the New Prairie track team estab- lished a powerful ' reputation by winning some important meets this year. Fourteen returning lettermen initially bolstered the hopes of Coach Gamble as he headed into the new season. Led by captains Mike Engel and Bruce Harber, other veteran Seniors were: Dave Manges, Ken Buss, Louie Zelasko, Larry Boyts, Ron Toth and Brent Miller. Besides setting a winning season of 8-6, trackster Bob Pravecek broke the 880 conference record, one of the oldest records in the NSC. New Prairie also came in 7th in the Goshen Relays with 29 points in their favor. Senior Mike Engel was voted most valuable player. io8 .rack South Central SB Clay Concord LaVille Westville North Liberty Jimtown John Glenn Goshen Relay Fairfield Chesterton Marion SB Riley LaSalle MC Marauette NP OPP 88 29 54 53 41 36 1 2 72 1 2 69 49 74 44 67 2 3 30 1 3 91 27 7th 29 pts. 54 64 35 83 52 66 42 75 78 90 92 26 On your mark; get set; GO! ! ! Please Bob, not in front of the camera ! Cross f __ i Individual initiative and skill are essential parts of o 14. ri t r V ' ' ° ' ' " o y team had promising season Coach Gamble led his 1972 Cross Country team to one of their finest winning seasons this year with an eight- six record. Many promising members highlighted the team ' s exploits. Such low- scorers as Sophomore Steve Duetscher, and Juniors Don Hammond, Jeff Beyer, and Dave Anderson garnered well- deserved praise as dependable and exceptional runners. Sen- iors graduating from the team are Louie Zelasko, Don Toth, Bruce Harber, Jim Kovas, Bob Duetscher, and Bob Letter. Coach Gamble is looking forward to a very promising season next year, despite these very valuable losses. FIRST ROW: Coach Gamble, Louie Zelasko, Don Toth, Bruce Harber, Jim Kovas, Bob Deutscher, Bob Letter, SECOND ROW: Steve Carr, John Saylor, Chester Pack, Steve Deutscher, Ken Shead, Jerry Firebaugh, Dave Anderson, Jeff Beyer, Don Hammond, Rod Swank. Coach Tolmen ' s Var- sity team had a fine 14-8 record. Consid- ering a tough sched- ule they put together a ten game mnning streak and tied for the NSC title. The batting average trophy was won by Larry Shead ith a . 392 total. He, Jay Gilpin, and Matty Bush were also se- lected to the NSC team. Matty Bush received the Most Im- proved Player Trophy with a record break- ing 27 RBI ' s. Jerry Colanese received the Sportsmanship Award. The B-team was com- posed entirely of Freshmen. One high- light of their 3 win- 3 loss season was a 4-3 victory over LaPorte ' s rugged B-team. Varsity Team, KNEELING: Tim Gourley, Bob Calhoun, Larry Shead, Jay Gilpin, Jeff Schroeder, Jerry Colanese. STANDING: Coach Tolmen, Greg Hofer, Mike Lenig, Rick Hall, Bruce Eastman, Paul Zahl, Matt Bush. Goofin ' around before the game . Baseball Team established fine record Baseball 1972 i VARSITY NP OPP South Central 5 2 LaPorte 3 4 Fairfield 11 1 Mish. Marion 3 1 John Glenn 2 6 SB St. Joe 1 3 Jimtown 3 13 MC Rogers 1 4 LaVille 9 8 MC Marquette 11 1 MC Marquette 7 1 Washington Twp. 16 LaPorte 2 9 Jimtown 4 6 Westvllle 8 2 B-TEAM NP OPP Westville 13 2 LaPorte 10 Gary West Side 15 5 LaPorte 4 3 North Liberty 3 1 MC Marquette 3 4 Oregon Davis 15 4 MC Marquette 7 9 Oregon Davis 14 1 LaLumiere 15 Jimtown 16 6 LaLumiere 14 LaVille 6 3 B-Team, KNEELING: Ken Shead, Mark Tolmen, Jim Bunton, Rob Zelasko, Randy Gour- ley, Kevin Kindig, Gary Curless. STANDING; Coach Tolmen, Dan Gilpin, Bob Snyder, Leon Meyers, Steve Deutscher, Charlie Evans, Pat Kane, Curt Swank. FIRST ROW, KNEELING: Mike Miller, Terry Stockton, Tim Marker, Mark Adnson, Pat Dennis, Tom Stockton. STANDING: Coach Starks. Rex Eckert, Kent Bealor, Bob Deutscher, Bruce Peterson, Steve Bealor, Brad Morrie, Roland Eckman. Golfers compiled fantastic season The Golf team finished its exemplary season with the fantastic record of 9 wins over 1 loss. The team initiated its winning season by welcoming a new coach, Mr. Starks, under whose leadership the team prospered and grew. The team itself was divided this year by a specific qualifications system into a var- sity and a B-team. The B-team demonst rated its competition by maintaining a 6-0 season. As the golf team will be losing only 4 Seniors in the top ten, the team ' s prospects for next season are very favorable. i B Golf 1972 H v NP North Liberty 151 Jimtown 157 Oregon Davis 158 Fairfield 159 MC Marquette 168 LaVille 168 John Glenn 153 Knox 162 Marion 152 MC Rogers 157 OPP 183 165 203 182 183 180 164 181 153 153 Gymnastics team, LEFT TO RIGHT: Jill Joslin, Tina Rydzinski, Mrs. Poe, Sponsor, Peggy Wood, Jill Schaefer. Gymnastics team enjoys success This year ' s Gymnastics team might be low in number but they ' re mighty big in spirit. They have maintained an excep- tional record and plan to keep on winning. The Balance Beam, Free Exercise, Vaulting, and the Uneven Parallel Bars are the four events in which all the members compete. In each event there are 10 possible points. The participant is judged on the following aspects : diffi- culty, originality, composition, execution, amplitude, and gen- eral impression. This is the first year the girls in Gymnas- tics can earn varsity letters and sweaters. One must attain at least a third at every meet to get the sweater or letter. NP is one of the four schools in the state who have adopted this new concept. " - -..y J § ' - J A z_ 4 f - N L -. lf :S ■«S) « Ari.W. |y — BOTTOM, LEFT TO RIGHT: Cindy Huston, Jody Seniff. MIDDLE: Linda Wojciechowski, Kim Zigler, Julie Saylor. TOP: Belinda Sebasty. Directing the enthused Freshmen into the school song. These enthusiastic new faces heightened school spirit and led the Freshmen on to win the coveted Spirit Stick, Their unquench- able spirit led the Frosh team in a fan- tastic basketball sea- son, winning 9 out of 11 games in their 4-way tourney. By helping the Var- sity and B-team cheerleaders at Pep Sessions, they gained valuable experience and knowledge of in- tricate cheers that helped them create unique routines of their own. Extra energy was resource- fully used making posters to instill even more Fresh- men spirit. These bright gals, promise NP future fame and back our expectations with success and enthusiasm. Cheerleading a combination of flair and spirit. FIRST ROW: Pat Miller, Char VanSchoyck, Terry Flitter. SECOND ROW: Patty Garoutte, Sue Bennitt, Janet Depoy. THIRD ROW: Marcy Dittmar. The ' 12 Cheerleaders exhibit a special kind of spirit. Char ' s famous determination Pat and the Cougar spread enthusiasm. They provide an example of spirit for all. Smiling faces, good sportsmanship, and ever-faithful enthusiasm exemplify NP ' s Varsity and B-team cheerleaders. Their hours of practice show through as they per- form skillful routines at pep sessions and games. Not only the student body, but the guys on the team really appreciate the cheerleaders, for they provide an example of spirit for all. The pause that refreshes. The B-team cheerleaders fill the crowd with their unique spirit. Then They turn to watch the action themselves. FIRST ROW: Kathy Johns, Sue Manges. SECOND ROW: Diane Garoutte, Debbie Harber. THIRD ROW: Lanette Cowley, Linda Smith. , . . r - ' «- academics You soon discover that classes are desks. that books mean assignments, though there is joy in learning. and that time must be measured by how long the minute hand takes until the bell rings and you are free. Being the leaders of any group inevitably means facing both good and bad reactions from the governed, but Mr. Miller and Mr. Noel have so smoothly guided this school during the past three years that such op- position seems barely noticeable. For example, as Principal, Mr. Miller has unselfishly given of time and self to make this school a decent place in which to learn. Such dedication is apparent and appreciated. With leadership such as this. New Prairie can only prosper. Mr. Miller and Mr. Noel, Asst. Principal, discuss school I problems. Amzie K. Miller, Principal, Dedicated leadership makes New Prairie outstanding What brave student has not quaked at this sight? Being an efficient Principal requires much time spent on paper work. 118 Walter Geese, Donald Major, Urban Zeigner, President; Leo Arvin, Superintendent; Paul Cooreman, Secretary; Harold Sel- lers, Vice President. Controlling school activities is probably the hardest and most misunderstood job. Few, if any, students understand the duties and re- sponsibilities of School Board Member. Act- ually, however, the Board consists of six men who meet every two weeks to discuss money, scheduling, co-ordination of outlying districts, and other related matters. These financial and policy-making decisions affect every person in the New Prairie district, however indirectly. The School Board is a great unseen force on the student ' s life. The School Board makes decisions which affect every individual. The School Board discusses community education. Mr. Arvin, the Superintendent of the New Prairie schools. Dedicated to People DEDICATED TO PEOPLE. To the beautiful spirit and essence which are the gift and heritage of all. To people like Mrs. Helen Heeter, who retired after teaching 15 years in the New Prairie district. To people like Mr. Raymond Reed, who died unexpectedly after many years as school librarian. To people like you. . . and me. . . and everyone. We are all together in this family of man, and it is to this con- cept that the 1972 Prairie Life is dedicated. Maintenance -the silent but important minority Irvin Andrysiak Ted Zoph Arlo Gourley Everyone takes meals and a clean school for granted, but there are people who must daily sweep the hall of NPHS, clean the windows, and prepare well-balanced meals for the student body. These people are important. Without their con- stant service, the school would soon lose its bright and polished atmosphere, and every student would be forced to be contented with a daily fare of sack lunches. The non-teach- ing staff is one of the most important working branches of school. Their work, which they perform diligently and well, is essential to the smooth- running and efficient operation of New Prairie High School. Patsy Claeys and Ruth Hennen Always another window to clean. Evelyn Ray Janice Swartz Margaret DeNeve •s P The familiar Kitchen Krew Betty Schimmel Margaret Haverstock Janice Nickerson June Schroeder Phyllis Kratz 7 - Mr. Thomas, although busy with the problems of the whole student body, took time out to help the in- dividual too . Miss Volkman instituted many benefits for the students such as " career day. " important working branches of school Mrs. Guptill, librarian, finds her time taken up by monot- onous but vital tasks. Mrs . Dodd was concerned with the huge amount of paper work a high school entails to keep on running. Mrs. Runnels was always ready to help with any announcements to be made. The professional staff of NP is essential to the well-being of its students. Their task includes all work insuring the smooth running and efficient op- eration of this high school. Their task is a thankless one. The counselors must advise and guide a large student body and assist each individual in making a career choice. The secretaries are kept constantly busy duplica- ting tests, keeping up with a heavy load of paperwork, and handling school records. The janitors must constantly repair, clean, sweep, and polish the school to keep it in condition. Each day the " Kitchen Krew " must prepare well-balanced meals for the student body. The Moose Goosers (basketball) - LEFT TO RIGHT: Kenny Strope, Greg Ness, Louie Zelasko, Fred Miller, Steve Markley, Dave Nickerson. Janet ' s Jivin ' Juniors (basketball) - LEFT TO RIGHT: Bonnie Keehn, April Eskridge, JuUe Schrieber, Beth Belt, Lynn Kelley, Janet DePoy. Boyts ' Louie Bunnies (volleyball) - Ken Buss, Mike Wilcox, Jim Kovas, Zelasko, Larry Boyts, Tim Marker. McGaun ' s Marrauders (volleyball) - Sharon Anderson, Cari Shir- ley, Mary McGaun, Linda BoUnger. o IntramuraP72 Intramural sports provide a welcome opportunity for ev- eryone to participate, girls as well as guys. Everyone is given an equal chance to join in such games as volleyball and basketball. Held every Tuesday night, these games offer competition, compan- ionship, and an increased appreciation for sportsman- ship. Fifty started out to win the ping pong title this year, but the competition was soon narrowed down to three: Doug Kenfield, Jerry Colan- ese, and Tom Kempf. Jerry Colanese then successfully defended his title of Ping Pong Champion of ' 72. English — Bringing the written word to WILLIAM HAZELTON MARY BRUMMITT -—■ " ' ' Another tic-tac-toe game ends in dust. New Prairie ' s English Department encompasses a wide range of interests and subject matter. Speech and Drama made a return appearance this year, under Miss Cortier ' s reign. Ex- pression class gained depth also under her direction as it diversified and matured in its second year. Students always derive necessary knowledge and experience through the potpourri of En- glish subjects offered, and inevitably must benefit from the long hours spent identifying parts of speech, conjugating verbs, making public speechs, and writing term papers. Although only three years of English are re- quired, many conscientious seniors take English one more year to increase their knowledge and self- discipline. These real- izations help each student bring the written word to life. " I think I ' ve got a headache. English classes stress comprehension and learning. GEORGE OLSON PAUL WEAVER The getting- reaquainted-on- the- first- day- of- school- scene . The mental absorption of history facts requires deep concentration. Social Studies The Cold War is emphasized by a cold stare . Making world RONALD COLBORNE The symbol of history - notes, notes, and more notes. Jfrantic last-minute directions to the Seniors on May 1st saved a lot of embarrassment on May 2nd. the relevant The social studies department, made up of elective and required courses, consisted this year of world and United States history, gov- ernment, geography, economics, psychology, sociology, and world prob- lems. World history concentrated on the past historical occurances which eventually shaped society today, and U.S. history narrated the story of America. Psychology and sociology investigated the workings of the mind, and the impact on individual faces from society and his environment. Geo- graphy centered around the terrestrial complexion of the earth and the ef- fects nature plays on it. Government and economics sought to impart realis- tic and practical information to graduating seniors who would soon be in need of it. World problems studied such varied subjects as Communism, censor- ship, the Cold War, and in general gave its students a general knowledge of the world and its affairs. The purpose of each of these courses was to give the a more relevant picture of the world he would soon be facing. Wendy ' s candor in World Problems gains her the cen- ter of attention. Miss Wakeman, the French student teacher, assists two French Illers who know the answer but find it easier to ask. DIMITRI GLOSS The dictionery in the back of the book proves to be an ever- faithful help to each student. Latin 1 - Busy and attentive minds. Spanish I - They try harder because they have to. The art of communication Language ' s different effects on its students. " Bonjour! iHola! Salute! " Even tiiough you may not " parlez-vous francais, " everyone knows these ever -familiar phrases for " hello. " The study of language is an interesting challenge which can lead to a better understanding of other countries. Through this experience, the student is also fa- miliarized with the customs and beliefs of other countries. Some language students are even for- tunate enough to participate in school-sponsored excursions to such countries as Mexico, Spain, and Italy. These trips cause romantic sounding places to come and alive and seem more real. Communication is perhaps the most important commodity a person can possess in today ' s fast- paced world, and becoming fluent in another lang- uage only furthers its purpose by bringing the world closer together. Science Students are inevitably interested in them- selves and their surroundings. Science sat- isfies these interests by offering many courses that are far reaching in their chosen field such as Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, and a new addition. Advanced Chemistry. Biology offers a complete study of life, and Chemistry expounds on the elements of nature, while Physics puts into use the laws of the universe. Each enhamces and increases the intellect of each student. " When are they going to grow, Mr. Calhoun? " The study of physics is enhanced by actual experimentation. ■ JP 1 The study of biology is serious as well as amusing. The girls in Advanced Chemistry. JACK CALHOUN RALPH RHEINHEIMER JAMES WOOLSEY ROBERT SCHWENK Deb affectionately cares for her plants. of life and elements KEITH KAUFlvIAN The study of biology is heightened by such examples rm- y: -; of the miracle of Ufe. tf,4dS VS. the boys in Advanced Chemistry. Math is one of the most challenging and fascinating subjects offered. Through its study, a student may learn to apply such principles as logic and reason to his own daily life. The math department this year offered such courses as algebra, geometry, general math, and analytic geometry. These subjects con- stituted an important part of the students ' curriculum, for a good understanding of math is imperative to other subjects, particularly the sciences. Concen- trating on fundamental mathematic principles and strengthening imderstanding of these - this was the function of math classes this year. The variety of courses offered at NPHS encouraged students to participate in this ever-growing science. i RUTH LEMPKE Paying attention, whether fun or not, leads KATHERINE GALEY Math — a study in logic wh RUTH CROUCH Constant erasing is a coi ROBERT SCHWENK Students can have fun anywhere - even in algebra class. to a greater understanding in any subject. " I ' m sorry, Mrs. Crouch. I thought you ' d like to see the picture of Dractda I made out of Roman Numeral h perpetually searches for new answers m scene in math classes. Math is heads bent in concentration and the scratching of pencils. GEORGE STEELE Come on, Karen, things couldn ' t be that bad! Getting it Together The beat goes on Both the choir and the band, the two sections which comprise New Prairie ' s music department, were forced into rapid adjustments this year under two new directors. Mrs. Margaret Dickie, initiating her first year as choir director, chose to suprise and interest her students into cooperation by pro- ducing a successful rock-musical. Mr. George Steele faced an equally difficult task. He had to transform a bunch of unruly students into an efficient marching band. Rehearsals were long and hard, but successful half-time shows, and later, concerts were the rewarding results. Har- mony indeed pervaded the music department this year. Contest preparation requires skill and determination. Randy and Vince: Two devoted Pep Band players. 136 Mrs. Dickie reigns over utter chaos. BARBARA LYKOWSKI Miss Lykowski demonstrates her own talent. Goofing-off is an eternal practice among all students. Art is communication and fun Art classes provide an outlet for talent. Expression is worthless unless it is put to good use. This year ' s art department strove to create opportunities for its students to achieve practical goals with their own inborn skills. The students were allowed to create with clay sculptoring, painting, drawing, collages, and many even designed rugs. All the activities totalled up to one ideal - allowing the student to ex- Colorful displays such as this relieved the monotony of the halls. preSS himself. Art allows individual interests to surface. Concentration is a necessary facet for an artist. Industrial Arts provides useful knowledge Offering a potpourri of classes, Industrial Arts compels special skills and creativity. Woods, met- als, basic technical drawing, mechanical drawing, and graphic arts all provide students with practical skills helpful in everyone ' s life. In addition to learn- ing these skills, the students get a chance to apply them by repairing machinery. Through these cour- ses, some gain the desire to continue further schooling in occupations such as carpentry and electricity. Others gain appreciated knowledge that could get them a job. Sanding unfinished wood is tedious but necessary. 81 KENNETH MIRERS J PPJ , DONALD KANE The eternal questioning and answering. Finished projects are indeed 138 And skills DOYLE DINKENS HARRY TOIMEN Cutting a board straight is an act of concentration. Much of the work in in- dustrial arts requires close attention to detail. " Where ' s the gas pedal? " things of beauty to their creators. Max Haag Wynelle Hughes Tim Moffit Frank Zielinski Ed Hamilton Jane, another clever Senior, patiently awaits instructions on how to cover her machine. Jill sets the example of an ideal secretary as she transcribes a letter using both skill and concentrati on . Business means planning for Can you believe no one is talking? practical the future Is Data Processing always this interesting, or is it just Kim ? Whether college bound or vocationally orientated, NP ' s business courses have something for everyone. Basic typing skills and short- hand provide those seeking further education with invaluable security towards oncoming term papers and college lecture classes. Future secretaries and bookkeepers gain valuable knowledge and ex- perience through the many business classes offered. Office Lab, a two-hour daily course, presents hopeful secretaries with down-to- earth applicable experience designed to tatally represent an actual office. Data Processing also offers a computer introduction to those interested in this growing field. Whatever class they choose, students find that business always pro- vides practical planning for the future. Don ' t just stand there, type! You mean it was supposed to be centered? JOHN STARKS CLEO POE FLOYD TROSPER Gym provides a welcome op- portunity for friends to become Body language is universal. " I never could remember the difference between a tibia and a fibula. " closer and enjoy the pleasvtre of each others company. Mr. Campbell caught in the act. An individual is the sum total of his body and his mind. Health and Gym are necessary to the total person Physical education and health are two vital siib- jects which are eternally interrelating. One cannot exist without the other. The aim of health class is to acquaint the student with a fundamental knowledge and appreciation of his internal organs, muscles, cells, and body functions. Physical education classes allow each student the chance for individual ex- pression by participating in competitive games, modern dance, and exercise. Gym and health are therefore imperative be- cause each instills the student with an under- standing and respect for the basic life functions. The most vital task of making a home Individual effort is the factor that makes Home Ec a rewarding experience. . . The Home Economics complex forms one of NP ' s most vital departments. By teaching girls the skills required for an efficient household, the depart- ment serves a practical need as well as a scholastic one. Various courses have been designed to satisfy both these needs. Family Living Class emphasizes the in- dividual and his role in such situations as marriage and common every- day life. Meal planning was taught and cli- A Home Ec display exhibits taste as well as fashion. maxed in three social dinners: Informal, Semi -formal, and Formal. Home Art class challenged the girls into more creative and practical design plans for their future dream houses. Training courses were also offered in cooking, serving, and home nursing. In general, the girls are taught the means for sol- ving many of the problems each will face as a future homemaker. All right, who put the bubble gum in the collection plate? MARGARET EKSTROM PATRICIA LYNCH Try it, you ' ll like it! : M»; " 1 _ ■- ' mm Bl WB m f WF w m i ' - m I " j- - ' jHaiipi r lili. ' • ' J % f . itt K so ' .»1E " ■fllH il i .Hri K Thm JM n go J? tf Lsa r mm WH S ' ' J t LM ' 1 P Preparing a future homemaker can be fun, too. What in the world? ?? ? ? Agriculture — Teaching farmers how to seed, cuhivate, and harvest the Awards were presented at the FFA Banquet for outstanding achieve- ment in many special and diversi- fied fields. world ' s fields Pat was crowned the happy FFA Sweetheart. Mr. Thomas gave helpful and knowledgeable assistance. The whole world needs tiie farmer. He raises nearly all of its food. The agriculture department this year sought to acquaint and impress in- terested students with the impor- tance and complexity of this task. By giving the future farmers actual ex- perience with new and old farming techniques, conservation, horticul- ture, stock judging, vocational- ag mechanics, farm machinery man- agement, and crop science, the stu- dent was given a truly- rounded ex- perience. Further, besides regular classroom activities, each student was encouraged to join the FFA, thus participating in a thriving club which centered around ag. This caused many to branch out, discovering special talents in various fields. Ag was a living and working collection of classes which brought young farmers and their young ideas together. As with any other department, ag classes ranged from jx:ist plain fun. The proper handling and repair of farm machinery was stressed. Cougar Club Candids Who said the GSC-ers were a bunch of old hags? ! Friends, Romans, coimtrymen. Lend me your pants. Some of the ever -enthusiastic yearbook staff. . no wonder it gets out so late every year. Those football players are so sexy. m 5 J, tP P seniors The class of ' 72 will soon be leaving New Prairie and their " fond memories " of high school behind them. Of course, some will leave with fonder memories than others. There are many people who are not look- ing back to their enriching and rewarding high school years, but are waiting to just get out for good. No matter what the attitudes about school are, everyone is looking forward to grad- uation. Sometimes the thought brings con- fusion, but all in all, it ig a good feeling. The time that everyone has waited for is too near to imagine. In a few days it will be another memory and a major time in our lives will have come to an end. Now we have to do as every class before us has done. We have to look at the beginning and not the end. Norman Strefling President, 1972 Senior Class Can a prom even exist without the inevitable paper flowers? Prom means many things to many people. To the Juniors, it is hard but rewarding work which even- tually becomes a creation of beauty. To the Seniors, it is a time to be close and enjoy themselves. This year ' s prom " Southern Comfort " was no exception. The motif was that of a lovely southern plantation with swinging music provided by the " Massachus- " C l 1 l-l-l Ol ! { r TYt t f setts Assembly. " Prom was a special time to be »!! LI U. 11 1 vl 1 1 V LllXlXUll treasured long afterwards. Decorating for the prom is a job of many tasks. a gala affair linda Meyers and Larry Boyts, the 1972 Prom Queen and King with their royal court: Pat Lachowin, Karin Watkins, Jay Gilpin, and Ken Buss. Conversation with friends, showing off your date, and showing off yourself - all make prom fun. The King and Queen dance slowly to the strains of " Silhouettes on the Shade. The less glamorous aspect of prom. The pre -processional scene. The Exultant Senior. Well, this is it! After thirteen years of fun times and times not fun at all, of meeting new pe ople, of making new friends, and perhaps losing the old along the way, of spending long hours in study, or deciding to watch TV instead, of trying, or simply not trying --we are finished. For those of us going on to college, graduation marks only the enter- ing of another school session to struggle through, but many of us are entering life instead. Good luck to us all. The emotions were mixed as the various awards were presented for out- standing achievement. A Senior Crew sleeps, waits, smiles. Diane receives her trophy. The post-processional scene, q Commencement speaker, Doctor Richard Miller. The sad and happy last march as NPHS students . The Thoughtful Senior. We ' ve Only Just Begun Camera flashes are inevitable as proud parents seek to capture the happy moment of graduation forever. Senior Index ABBOTT, KEN- Choir, Smng Choir, Graphic Arts .ASIDERS, BRENDA-FTA, NHS Spanish, Band, Flag-girl, Yearbook, Intraniurals ANTONUCCI, JOHN- Latin, Let- termen, NHS, TB League ARENDT, GREG BAKER, ROBERTA- OEA BECKHAM, LAUREL- Graphic Arts BENDIKS, RON-Lettermen, Spanish, Band, Dance Band, Intramurals BENNITT, MIKE- Spanish BLACKSTON, KAREN-FHA, Pep Club BLACKSTON, REBECCA-Spanish, Flag-girl, Cashier, Intra- murals, SC BOLSEGA, VINCE-Band, Pep Band, Intramurals, Spanish BOYTS, LARRY- Lettermen, Spanish, Intramurals, Choir, Swdng Choir BRADFIELD, KATHY-OEA, NHS, GSC, GAA, Pep Club, French, Intramurals BRISKEY, JANE-NHS, Cadet Teacher, Clockstoppers, Pep Club, Spanish, FTA, FHA, Cougar Cadette BROOKS, CECELIA-OEA, FHA BRYANT, MARGO-French, Choir, Swing Choir, Cougar Cadette, Yearbook, GSC, Cou- gar, Pep Club, Librarian BURROW, KAREN -FTA, Latin, Pep Club BUSS, KEN- Lettermen, NHS, Band, Pep and Dance Band CALHOUN, DAVE- Latin, NHS, Choir, Swing Choir, Librarian CARLSON, KIT- Lettermen CARR, DALE-FFA CLARK, VERNON COWHAM, DEBRA-GSC, OEA, Flag-girl, Pep Club, FHA, Office girl CROSS, DEBRA-OEA, NHS, Pep Club, Band, Dance Band, Latin CUDDEBACK, MAR GY- Pep Club, FTA. GAA CZANDERNA, TED-Spanish DAHNE, MARGO-Frosh Cheer- leader, Yearbook, Band, Choir, Swing Choir, Flag-girl DAILEY, MICHELE-FTA, Pep Club, FHA, Yearbook, Span- ish, Latin DeNEVE, BOB- Lettermen DEUTSCHER, JEAN- Pep Club, GAA, French, Gymnastics, Intramurals DEUTSCHER, LORETTA-OEA, Pep Club, GAA, Choir DEUTSCHER, ROBERT- Spanish, Lettermen, Pep Club, SC DeWIT, ALLEN-FFA, Choir, Swing Choir, Pep Club, Letter- men, Spanish DOANE, HENRY- Pep Club, Let- termen, Graphic Arts DOVE, DEB-Cougar Cadettes, GAA DZIALAK, SONIA- Choir, Swing Choir, Cadet Teacher, FNA ELKINS, FERRIS EN GEL, MIKE-SC, Pep Club, Lettermen, French, Hi-Y FELTZ, MARCIA- Gymnastics, GAA FISCHER, MARK-FFA FISHER, JAN- Cougar Cadettes FLITTER, TERRY- FTA, NHS, Pep Club, Clockstopper, Year- book, French, Cheerleader, Cadet Teacher FOSTER, CAROL- Latin, SC, Pep Club, Clockstopper, Cheer- GADACZ, VICKI- Cougar Cad- ette, Graphic Arts, GAA, Gymnastics GALLOWAY, MARK- Lettermen, Pep Club, Spanish, Intra- tramurals, Choir GILCHRIST, DALE GILPIN, JAY- Lettermen COINS, DIANA- Latin GOODMAN, DEBOR A- Spanish, Choir, Guidance Girl, FHA GORNY, PAT- Cougar Cadette, Graphic Arts GOVERINSKI, MARIE- Librarian, Office Girl, FHA GUSSMAN, SHEILA- Choir, Latin HAHN, KATHY-FHA, Librarian, GAA, Yearbook HAMMOND, DOUG- Lettermen, Hi-Y HANSEN, TERRI-(Skaggs) GAA HARBER, BRUCE- Lettermen HARVILLE, KAREN- OEA HEISE, LOREA- Latin, NHS, Yearbook, Choir, FNA, GSC, Pep Club, French, Intramurals HERTZBERG, DAN -Lettermen, Spanish HOOVER, DON -Lettermen, Stu- dent Manager HORVATH, JUDY-OEA, Spanish, Intramurals HOSTETLER, FRANK- OEA, Yearbook, Spanish HOUK, NANCY- GSC, Yearbook, French, Spanish, Choir, Pep Club, Cougar Cadette, Libra- rian JANDRISOVITS, DAVE-AVA, Choir, Swing Choir, Latin JANKOWSKI, DIANE- Latin, Choir JONES, ROGER-Vocational Ed. JONES, WENDY- French, FTA, NHS, Yearbook, Pep Club, Choir, Band, Intramurals KAMINSKI, FRED-Lettermen, Band, Graphic Arts, Pep Club KEEN, PAM-SC, Cougar Cadette KELLER, CARL KELLY, KATHY-GSC, Choir KEMPF, TOM- Choir, Swing Choir, Spanish KERN, MARCY- Spanish, Cheer- leader, Intramurals KING, RON KOPKOWKI, BILL KOVAS, JAMES- Lettermen, Pep Club, Spanish KULWICKI, JEFF KURDEL, GAIL- FNA, Choir, Spanish, GSC LACHOWIN, PAT- FTA, FFA, Latin, Flag-girl, GSC, FNA, NHS, French LANCE, TOM- Pep Club, Graphic LAU, NORA- LA WSON, RICK- LENIG, STEVE- Lettermen, NHS Senior Index LEPLEY, LUCY-OEA, GAA, FTA, AVA LEVAR, JIM- Latin, Lettermen LITZA, VIRGINIA-FFA, Latin, Spanish LIVELSBERGER, MARY LOGAN, PAT- Choir LOTTER, BOB-Spanish, Letter- men, Choir LOUCKS, TINA- FTA, French, GSC, Pep Club, NHS, Band MAGI AS, BERNARD, Graphic Arts MAJOR, DIANE MANGES, DAVE- Lettermen, Band, Dance Band, Choir MANN, STEVE -Latin MARKER, TIM- Lettermen, Spanish, Intramurals MARTIN, BOB MATTASITS, CHERI- Librarian MERLEY, DEBRA- Cougar Cadette, FHA MERRILL, JAY-OEA MEYERS, JULIA- Latin MEYERS, LINDA- GSC, Cougar Cadette, NHS, French, FHA MILLAR, DOUG-FFA MILLER, BRENT- Letterman MILLER, FRED-FFA MILLER, MIKE JEFF- MILLER, MIKE JOE- Lettermen, Intramurals MILLER, MIKE LYNN MILLER, PAM-Pep Club, FFA MILLER, PAT-NHS, Spanish, Pep Club, Cheerleader MOORE, TERRY-NHS, GSC, Cougar Cadette MURNANE, DEBBIE- McEATHRON, LEX- Choir NESS, GREG- NICKERSON, DEBBIE- Pep Club, Yearbook, FHA, Cashier NIXON, DEBBIE- Pep Club, Yearbook, FTA, GAA, Cougar Cadette OBERHOLTZER, PAM-NHS, Band, Dance Band, Gymnastics, Flag-girl, SC, French, FTA, Cadet Teacher, Yearbook, Intramurals, Office-girl O ' LAUGHLIN, SHIRLEY- Pep Club, FTA, Choir, Latin OLIVER, BRENDA- Intramurals OLIVER, JIM-Pep Club, Lettermen PAUL, JEFF-Lettermen, Choir, Swing Choir PIETROWSKI, MARY- Librarian PUMROY, PENNY- GSC, FTA, Pep Club PAVOLKA, JOE-Lettermen, Vocational Ed. ROSS, DAVE -AVA SAUERS, KIM- Spanish, Lettermen SCHIELE, RICH- Vocational Ed. SCHIMMEL, EARL- Band, Pep Band, AVA SCHMELTZ, DOUG-NHS, Lettermen SCHONING, ALICE- Librarian SCHWARK, SHERRI-GSC, Spanish SCOFIELD, GARY-FFA, AVA SHE AD, LARRY- Lettermen, Latin, Pep Club, Intramurals SHIELDS, SUE- GSC, NHS, Latin Intramurals SHOCK, GAIL- FTA, Pep Club, NHS, Yearbook, Flag-girl SIGLER, BOB- FFA SIKORSKI, FRED-FFA SKAGGS, JACKIE- Flag- girl, Spanish SMITH, MERRY-NHS, Spanish SOBECKI, PENNY- SPRIGGS, ELLEN- OEA STARK, MARCIA-OEA STARKS, MARK- Latin STEVENS, BEV- STROPE, KENNY- Graphic Arts, Lettermen STREFLING, NORMAN- STONE, TOMI-GSC, Pep Club, FTA, Latin, NHS, Intramurals STONE, DEB- Choir, Swing Choir, Flag-girl, Cheerleader, Span- ish, Intramurals SZILAGYI, CHUCK- FTA SZYNAL, BECKY TINCHER, DAVE- Choir, Swing Choir, Reporter TODD, SUE- Pep Club, French. 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