Niles Township High School West - Spectrum Yearbook (Skokie, IL)

 - Class of 1987

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SPECTRUM 1987 A Question Of Balance WEST OAKTOn AT EDENS SKOKIE, ILLIMOIS 60077 Junior Kcll Cordcs shows her fanc footwork for her gym teacher. The thrill of the ball hitting the racket is only one of the satisfying components achieved in P.F. bowling with coconuts was but one of the many colorful events of homecoming Week. Many West students proved to be eager participants and spectators._ ' ■ - Spirit and scholastics are a common combina¬ tion at West. Sophomore Jamie Weisman is a good example of this fine pairing of qualities. As the bell rings, students crowd the halls in the mad rush to get to class on time. The first day of school is one which is long anticipated, but perhaps even dreaded. Opening 4 Happenings 14 Clubs 68 Sports 110 Seniors 164 Juniors 200 Sophomores 216 Freshmen 232 Academics 246 Profiles 272 Graffiti 284 Index 288 Closing 294 Table Of Contents 3 With a See ' s sucker in one hand and an Esprit bag in the other. Senior Ellen Ep¬ stein makes herself right at home. One of the great achievements for sophomores is learning how to drive. Practicing on the range gives students a chance to prepare for problems they may encounter. Senior Rachel Oliker momentarily looks up from her endless homework. With her 5 AP classes, Rachel complains, " Everyone always told me senior year would be easy! ' ' 4 Opening Section Senior Midnight Rider Nancy Mugerdichian puts the final touches on a poster to cheer on the foot¬ ball players. After a vigorous workout in gym, ju¬ nior Stephanie Callas crashes out in chemistry. There ' s only so much you can do in one day, Steph! Juniors Claudia Ridley and Brad Rave look over some pictures from the weekend. Junior Mike Gershbein displays his " style " and " technique " in obtaining a can of pop. It often gets frustrating buying a Pepsi as the machine seems to mysteriously eat change. Senior ponvpon girls Michelle Hogg and HeeJai Kwon rush back to practice after going home to pick up the music for their routine. Senior Jules Roman ' s car clearly exhibits today ' s new types of modem art. Here is a fine example of a car equipped with everything but the kitchen sink. Keeping cool in the shade a group of juniors unwind after school. The fresh air feels good after being in school for hours. Opening Section Maintaining a delicate balance Though days seem gone in moments time And worth no more than nickels, dimes. Each day in someone ' s high school years Breeds memories of fun and cheer. A question confronts them every day. From third of September to end of May. The answers to these questions lie Among the students at NiWeHi. Their creativity, involvement, spirit. Mold a day that bursts, you ' ll hear it. Imagination, at art displays. And also shown in all school plays, Milesgoers mix at dances. Play sports, join clubs at free chances. Before start of day to end of school. They get pepped-up for the Indian duel. Students join clubs and choose courses to their talents; For work and enjoyment, their time to well balance. Academics and extra-curriculars Form a schedule full of particulars. Our life is a scale of time that we balance; We find on it questions and many a challenge. Decisions we make will turn out for the best; The dreams that will flourish begin here at West. Niki Antonakos 5 With the large emphasis on computers, students arc taking classes which will aid them in their possible careers. In addition to the mam computers that the school owned, it obtained 4S more for this s hool cai The privilege and convenience of driving to school is enjoyed by many upperclassmen. Seniors Depak Sathy and Chris Kil walk to their cars after a hectic day. Opening Section Sophomore f.ric Schulman uses his free time to read an aiiommous note he re Academic fare goes beyond classroom for the average student, academics form the major part of the day at school. Considering that academic courses, with few exceptions, are the only classes which are required, this is quite reasonable. Accord¬ ing to junior Aaron Joffe, " Really, little else exists that ' s worth my consideration other than the core classes. Anyhow, the school was established to pro¬ vide general liberal arts and sciences education. " Within this realm, though, there are many options, numerous levels of difficulty exist within each respec¬ tive subject, and four different languages are offered. " For example, " said Junior Tom Mazarakis, " If I wanted to, I could easily take A.P. chemistry and basic French, if I were extremely proficient in chemis¬ try and poor in French. " In addition to the usual academic fare, students may augment their learning in certain clubs. Clubs such as Debate, Seminars for Scholars, and Current Events are fine examples of activities which add to class experience. Tutors ' Club may also be put in this category since it helps the struggling student and refines the successful student ' s skills. The resources of the school also provide opportunities for a wider range of experiences, as well as general help with academic studies. The respective resource centers, computer rooms, li¬ brary, and library annex, all offer opportunities for learning to the interested student. Of course, the teachers should not be left out of this web of education. Their efforts are an integral part of the students ' learn¬ ing. It is then, the teachers, the scholarly clubs, and the numerous resources of the school which together form the overall academic experience of the high school student. Tom Dallianis Opening Section 7 The Limelight, one of Chicago ' s new hot spots, looks deserted during the day. however, as evening rolls around, it starts rocking with music, people, and fun. The " new 50 ' s ' ' McDonald ' s is an unusual sight in the middle of Chicago, but it ' s fun to go there, imagining you ' re back in time. Sunglasses on, senior Bonnie Kaiser is ready to take off after her last class on Friday. Seniors J.J. McCulloh and Sharon Lapp roar with laughter as they plan their weekend. Daydreaming about what she s going to do when the day is over, senior Jenny Araboglou calmly waits on the desk for the bell to ring. 8 Opening Section People going places high school students do not like to stay home on weekends. That ' s a fact. They get an urge around 5:00 Friday night to do something or be someplace which has no relation to school. What do they do? Well, let ' s see. A popular place to go is Ed Debevic ' s, a fifties-type restaurant where a lot of people go to eat or just hang out. Down the street is the Hard Rock Cafe. Hard Rock is a restaurant that not only has good food, but also rock and roll memorabilia. It is a good place to go to eat or just so they can say they ' ve been there. Ball games: whether the Chicago Bears, Cubs, White Sox, or Bulls, there is usually a game someplace. Friends go together, sit in the bleachers, and cheer their team on. This was also one of the biggest years for concerts. Genesis, Van Halen, David Lee Roth, and even the Monkees all had sold out shows. Students showed them off the following Monday by wearing the T-shirt that they bought. Finally, there were the basic movies and parties. People flocked to the theaters with their dates, to see such flicks as " Reform School Girls " , and " Eat and Run. " Then they would go to their prospective parties. Senior Steve Reitman states, " " I always make it a point to go out every weekend because it takes my mind off school. " _ . , J Enc Litt Wandering the enchanted cafeteria, senior Tracy Doetsch and sophomore Chris Feldman look for fellow crea¬ tures on Halloween. Halloween pro¬ vides fun and freaks for all who dare step into the wild world of witches and warlocks. Junior George Langis dis¬ guises himself under a purple wig. Many students take advantage of Oc¬ tober 31 to transform themselves into who they would most like to be. Ready fora Wild Halloween night, sen¬ ior Elaine Barrington dresses up Ted riugent. Ed Debevic ' s, an authentic 1950 ' s restaurant has sur¬ passed even Jack ' s in attracting riiles West students. Close to Ed Debevic ' s is yet another new night scene, the Hard Rock Cafe. It finally arrived in Chicago, after getting its start in London and Los Angeles. Opening Section 9 Seniors Vanessa Johnson Chris Koss drul hath) Cole block their goal from opposing scooter bdll players. Scooter bdll is d great wd to get physically lit. Seniors Susanne Davis and Lisa ISaum take a last glance at the chap¬ ter before entering class. Senior James Van Osdol shows his never end ing school spirit by dressing up on Tourist Day during Homecoming Weet With interlocked arms, seniors Jill Me- drich and Amy Cozza discreetly try to sneak a drink of Pepsi. Though it is not allowed, many students snack in their classes. What ' s hot and what ' s not What ' s Mot Yellow car signs Dove bars Scooters Ankle mocassins Banana clips Compact disc players Reeboks Phil Collins The Cosby Show Swatch watches Aviator jackets Jam shorts Metallic Ed Debevic ' s Cheddar fries The cafeteria Saturday nights Seniors What ' s Hot Bumper stickers Chipwich Bicycles Clogs Butterfly hair clips 8-tracks dikes Shawn Cassidy The Love Boat Digital watches Miami Vice jackets Silk running shorts Flourescent Jack ' s Onion rings The Oakton lobby Monday mornings Everyone else Just back from Paris, senior Scott Mandl displays the be¬ ret and wayfarers of gay Paree . Many students take trips to foreign countries. Junior Arthur Tiersky and the Pied Piper cast put on a brilliant performance of the classic fairy tale. The many hours of rehearsal fi¬ nally paid off. Opening Section 11 Our Homecoming King, Fred Pyter, and queen, Tami Moss, share a special moment. Senior Lauri Margolin and ju¬ nior Greg Rudin give a friendly wave to their many fans. Making an otherwise dreary day happy, loyal Indians fill the streets of Skokie. The Varsity Cheerleaders psyche up the football team before the " Main Event”. This positive attitude and spirit helped the Indians bring home a long-awaited victory. The red Lamborghini, bearing the license plate " INDI¬ ANS”, comes crashing through the wall of the cafete¬ ria. This bright new mural made the cafe a more pleasant place. 12 Opening Section With an invitation to " go Hawaiian,” sophomores Donna Wezio and Melissa Ohlson enjoy the Homecoming Bulldog Roast and Luau. In a triumphant march, indicative of their royal status. Homecoming king and queen, Fred Pyter and Tami Moss, display their regal selves to all in attendance. Those Midnight Riders will stop at nothing! Here, parading around in a dump truck, they spread that Indian spirit. r Art teacher Gary Davis and some of his best students decorate the center of grid¬ iron at Basrak Field before the Homecoming game. This is a yearly tradition and it is always done with cre¬ ativity, spirit, and style. A salute to spirit Spirit was in the air all week. The cafeteria was decorated in the traditional red and white with the senior football players ' names painted across the windows, compliments of the senior Midnight Riders. On Monday, the first day of spirit week, as everyone walked into school, they were handed a 6-day pass by a Student Union member clad in a tourist look. The second day, many people were walking around looking like someone who just walked off of Gilligan ' s Island wearing jungle safari attire. The next day, Wednesday, students showed their spirit by wear¬ ing green for freshmen, yellow for sophomores, white for ju¬ niors and red for seniors, at the in-school pep assembly, which was rowdy and full of spirit. Thursday everyone dressed as their favorite Disney character. There were Donald Ducks, Goofys, and Mickeys parading around the school. Most people just dressed in their old Mickey Mouse shirts and donned Mickey ears on their heads to top off the outfit. Friday was red and white day, which carried on into the night at the twilight pep assembly. Bursting with spirit, the record crowd conquered the rain and cold to watch King Fred Pyter and Queen Tami Moss be crowned. After the assembly, many students showed their dancing skills at the Luau, hosted by Student Union and Fresh¬ man Cabinet. The bad weather continued on through the week¬ end, but through it all, the fans watched the Indians grind the Bulldogs into Goofy chow and beat Waukegan 7-6. The festivi¬ ties continued through the evening with Cinderella ' s Ball, at¬ tended and enjoyed by all age groups. Julie Hartman Whatever it is, it ' s at West From pep assembly to prom, stu¬ dents ' calendars were packed with memorable and inspiring events. College night provided an opportu¬ nity for students to balance out their thoughts and questions per¬ taining to which college they should attend. During Homecom¬ ing Week, a six day pass trans¬ formed niles West into Walt Disney World, filled with famous Disney characters of all kinds. As the week progressed, students waited in sus¬ pense to find out who their Home¬ coming King and Queen would be. The week of excitement came to a close with Cinderella ' s Ball, after a game against Waukegan East. The year continued with many other ex¬ hilarating activities, from school plays to Turnabout, finally ending with the Junior-Senior prom. " Spe¬ cial events help to relieve the ten¬ sion of everyday school life, ' ' stat¬ ed senior Johanna Pelos. Balanc¬ ing their time between school work and these events, the students en¬ joyed a fun-filled and productive year. happenings-Division HAPPENINGS College night is a good time for students to find out about many aspects of college life. An inter¬ ested student puts his glasses on to make sure that he can get a good view of the sights on the campus at Earlham. Relaxed and ready for the show are sopho¬ mores Rachel Posner, Ali Kwon, and Jeannie Choi. These girls can ' t help but giggle as they realize they are very early. Junior Lisa Lasowski heads home after a long, difficult rehearsal for " The Pied Piper of hame- lin. As thespians quickly find out, the road to stardom is not easy. An elegant scene L abeled " Once in a Lifetime ' ' by last year ' s Junior Class Cabinet, Prom ' 86 proved to be a most cher¬ ished evening for almost all in attendance. It was held at the lavish Knickerbocker Hotel in Downtown Chi¬ cago on May 23, 1986, at 7:30 p.m. Last year ' s seniors comprised the majority of students in attendance, with a large number of juniors and some underclassmen completing the guest list. Coronation was at 9:15, and Prom King and Queen were revealed to be seniors Kurt Kiemicki and Debbie Shugall. Junior Class Secretary Hollie Sobel stated, " A lot of hard work went into the planning of Prom, but it all paid off in the long run, as it was absolutely marvelous. ' ' Craig Keer, member of the Class of ' 87, perhaps summed it up best when he said, " The room was spinning with excite¬ ment 3. what happened that night can never be repeated. It was magic. ' ' James VanOsdol The dance floor is filled as couples slowly sway to the music. Love songs were a big hit at Prom 86. Cindi Moss and Todd Sucherman gaze into each others eyes as the y dance. For many couples. Prom ' 86 was a night of magic that they will never forget. Couples take a break from dancing and get something to eat. Although dinner was not served, appetizers and drinks were avail¬ able. Prom Mitch Ratnow and Jacquelin Rosencwaj get down and boogie. Prom 86 was a music-filled night of excitement, where couples let loose and enjoyed the evening. nominees for Prom King and Queen stand be¬ fore their peers. Kurt Kiemicki and Debbie Shu- gall were crowned the winners. Prom 17 Several speeches were given throughout the ceremony before the diplomas were awarded. The graduates sit attentivly as Mark Poulakidas gives his opening speech. Valedictorian Jerry Kang gives an inspiring speech on the accomplishments of the gradu¬ ates. his was one of the several speeches given during the ceremony. 18 Graduation A for achievement T he class of 1986 had their fun in the sun on Sunday June eighth, as they bid the school a last farewell. The students tried to maintain their composure but the hot June sun and the excitement in the air created a bubbly stir throughout the soon-to-be graduates. The ceremony was held outside on the Basrak Field due to excellent conditions in the weather. Beach balls went flying and " the wave” was attempted. Despite the occas¬ sional bursts in spirit, the graduation ceremony was an overall success. The band played triumphantly, " The Greatest Love of All” was sung by the choral group. Ex¬ pressions, inspiring speeches were made and, of course, diplomas were awarded. Coming in four years earlier as naive, young freshmen, the class of 1986 left as proud and enthusiastic adults. Jill Hedrich Smiling, Donna Erickson receives her diploma from Dr. Stein. Students achieved many goals in their four years at Niles West. The class of 1986 applauds as the graduation ceremonies begin. Due to good weather conditions, the commencement took place on Basrak Field and the graduates had their big day in the sun. Graduate Chris Cordes proudly holds his diplo¬ ma in the air for all to see. The graduates are filled with pride as they receive the award for their accomplishments. Graduation Mingling at the mixer F reshmen and Sophomores danced, mingled, and talked throughout the evening at the Frosh-Soph Mixer, which was sponsored by the Sophomore Class Cabinet. The mixer was held in the cafeteria and courtyard, which had been transformed into a dance hall with red and white crepe paper on the walls and beams. As the evening progressed, there were students dancing on the floor and some as Lionel Richie says, " Dancing on the ceiling. ' ' Some wore togas to express the spirit of " Animal House " ; while others came as themselves. Through danc¬ ing and exchanging smiles, students found it easy to meet and mingle with other classmates. Though the freshmen took a little longer to " get into the groove " ; in the end, like the sophomores, they wanted the night to go on forever. Refreshments and popcorn were served by the class cabinet members, to help cool down the students. The courtyard was open to give the students some fresh air and a quiet place to talk to old and new friends. " Mot only was the attendance up to par, but the students who at¬ tended thoroughly enjoyed themselves, " commented Sophomore Class President Megan Goldish. Patty Tzortzis Sophomores Jeff Seidman and Melissa Ohlson enjoy a slow dance, riot only did freshmen and sophomores become acquainted, but couples were able to enjoy the first dance of the year. Sophomores reunite at the Mixer after the long summer. By dressing in togas and war paint, they display their school spirit. Freshman-Sophomore Mixer Tor many freshmen, the first school dance of the year is an exciting and memorable event, freshmen Wendy Velencia, Rachel Rosenberg, Amy Berk, Carrie Gold, and Karen Noesen get into the swing of Niles West while enjoying themselves at the frosh-Soph mixer. The freshman-Sophomore Mixer provided refreshments and music to entertain the underclass¬ men. Taking a rest from dancing are sophomores Jessica Dickstein, Susan Lieberman, and Susan Reitman. Sophomores Eric Schulman and Danielle Chams share a dance at the mixer. The mixer not only brought new and old friends together, but new romances were made as well. freshman-Sophomore Mixer 21 Where to go? H ow much is tuition? What do I need to get in? Is it nonsectar¬ ian? How many students are there? Where is it? Do they have my major? Can I get in? These questions and many more were answered this year at Directions, College Might 86. Approximately 240 colleges and uni¬ versities were represented by either alumni or admissions officers. Pro¬ spective freshmen were able to listen to seminars given by the larger, more popular institutions, or just window shop at the smaller ones. Branches of the armed services were also present to answer questions from future re¬ cruits. The opinions of the students who attended varied. " By going to College Might I was exposed to many new schools ' stated senior Amy Cozza. " It was a lot of fun and very informa¬ tive ' said senior Ellen Epstein. Ju¬ nior Jeanne DiModica commented, " It was very overwhelming, especially for students who have no idea where they want to go. " Over all, the evening was a smashing success. David Wallerstein Junior Brian Buehling takes a practice run in basic training for the Marines. Along with the colleges and universities, students were able to speak with representatives from the Armed Forces. Junior Julie Cho looks over the brochures she has picked up from the various colleges, universities, and Armed Forces represented. The bro¬ chures help the student know which college is right for them. Junior Julie Daehler and her mother sit and talk with a college represen¬ tative. Parents take an important and influential part in helping their children make choices for the future. 22 College Might Senior Donna Zadkovic talks with a college spokesperson. Over 240 colleges and universities were represented at college night. X, A few students discuss the benefits of Caltech with the school s representative. Students had a large selection of people from colleges and universities to speak with. College Might 23 Rah, rah! Go big red! T hird floor is dismissed. ' ' On October 20th the home¬ coming pep assembly was held. The gym was packed with adrenalin filled students. The freshmen and sophomores struggled up the stairs to the balcony of the gym while a certain amount of seniority ranked as the juniors and seniors sat on the main floor. The seniors were the first to begin chanting that they ranked supreme. That was followed by the juniors challenging them. The sophomores then came in and told the freshmen to go home, while the freshmen sat back and watched this ab¬ surdity. Chris Ross, the mascot, ran out to get the fresh¬ men to cheer. Reluctantly, they did so. however, once they got going there was no stopping them. Once in a while they ' d get so bold as to tell the seniors to go home. This created chaos in the gymnasium. Dr. Ring then chimed in with an introduction for the band. Mr. Koch and the band then struck up several tunes and the Senior Midnight Rid¬ ers did the bunny hop. While all of this was going on the homecoming court was introduced. The court nominees for queen were Elaine Barrington, Patricia Kerstein, Shar¬ on Lapp, Tami Moss, and Devra Resnick and nominees for king Erik Bataller, Gary Korrub, B.J. Miller, Fred Pyter, and Dale Sherman. Over all it was fun and good times for about an hour and a half. The rest of the day brought red and white, spirit and a shortened mod schedule. Standing before their peers are the nominees for homecoming King and Queen. The nominees for queen were seniors Tami Moss, Sharon Lapp, Patricia Kerstein, Elaine Barrington, and Devra Resnick. The nominees for king were seniors Gary Korrub, Dale Sherman, B.J. Miller, Eric Ba¬ taller, and Fred Pyter. Helaine Miller The Indians show their school spirit at the all school pep assembly, during homecoming week. On their minds is determination to grind the Bulldogs into Goofy chow. 24 homecoming Pep Assembly Midnight Riders is an organization which generates spirit by T.P.-ing the football players houses the nights before the games. Starry-eyed senior Midnight Riders, Amy Cozza and Vanessa Johnson give the Indians their thumbs up at the all school pep assembly. no pep assembly would be complete without the varsity cheerleaders and the senior class. The pep assembly gives seniors a chance to outchant the underclassmen. Dressed as Mouseketeers, Deans Jerry Kupfer- berg and Larry Erickson show their school spir¬ it. Several faculty members joined in the home¬ coming activities by dressing as the Mouseke¬ teers and singing Mickey Mouse at the pep assembly. homecoming Pep Assembly 25 Busy bodies G ood morning and welcome to the Wonderful World of Disney ' was the greeting received by many tacky tourists on the morning of October 20. It was the first day of Homecoming week and six day passes were being handed out at all entrances to school. In honor of tacky tourist day. Goofy s traveling game for the day was packing and unpacking suitcases full of tacky clothes. Each member of a team had to put on all the garments before they put them back in the suitcase. Tuesday was a ride on the Jungle Cruise. Khaki was everywhere as people were dressed for a jungle safari. During the lunch mods students bowled with coconuts. Juniors and seniors nominated homecoming court members. Wednesday, in honor of the in-school pep rally it was Indian Fan-tasia day. The seniors wore Goofy Red. The juniors wore Snow White , sopho¬ mores were Dum Blue and the freshmen wore Cinder yellow. The nomi¬ nations for the homecoming court were announced. The lucky ones honored by nomination were Erik Bataller, Gary Korrub, B.J. Miller, Fred Pyter, and Dale Sherman. Th e nominee for Queen were Elaine Barring¬ ton, Patricia Kirstein, Sharon Lapp, Tami Moss, and Devra Resnick. Dur¬ ing the assembly the school was introduced to the fall teams along with the Senior Midnight Riders, the Cheerleaders, the Pom Pon Squad, and the Indian Mascot. Thursday would have made Walt Disney proud. The halls were filled with everyone from Mickey Mouse to Tweedle Dum. It was favorite Disney Character Day! Trivia questions about Disney were asked in the cafeteria during lunch mods, along with the entire school voting for King and Queen. Friday roused school spirit to the maximum! It was " Eleven Little Indians Day and everyone dressed in red and white to help psych the team to victory. Friday night was the " Polynesian Bulldog Roast " . The King and Queen, Fred Pyter and Tami Moss, were announced. The Luau followed the pep rally in the cafeteria. Saturday morning was the parade of " Walt Disney Saturday Morning Classics. " The football games were in the afternoon, and at 8:00pm Cinderella ' s Ball was held in the gym. " It was the best homecoming week we ' ve ever seen! " exclaimed Lauri Margolin and Erik Bataller. Devra Resnick M » mm ha homecoming activities inspire student bowlers to test their skill. Senior Goran Lukic looks in amazement as his ball heads for a strike. Freshmen twist and shout the night away. The Polynesian Luau, held after the Twilight Pep assembly, was not only a great place to mingle and dance, but it provided shelter from the rain which poured on the football field during the pep-assembly. Seniors Devra Resnick, Michele Feinberg, and Dena Abrams dress in " tacky tourist " clothing during Homecoming Week. Tourist day was just one of the many activities held during the week. Homecoming Activities homecoming King and Queen were announced at the Twilight Pep Assembly. Senior Ferd Pyter is all smiles as he accepts his crown. Many students show their spirit at the Twilight Pep assembly. Through rain, snow, sleet, or hail, Miles West spirit will never fail. Homecoming Activities 27 Homecoming day I f you like rainy football games and being drenched to your bones. Homecoming was for you. The periodic rainfalls and grey skies did not deter the spirit or excite¬ ment of the students on that gloomy Saturday. The parade, with a Walt Disney theme, got off to a great start. There were 23 floats participating in the parade. Various groups, including Senior Midnight Riders, AFS and Varsity Basketball had floats. All the floats were impres¬ sive looking. The three that won prizes were Korean Club, with its paper mach£ Goofy; Senior Class Cabinet, with its Indian; and first place Orchestra, with its Pluto. Throughout the parade, chants were sung to show school spirit. The loudest and most noticeable chant was the one sung by Student Union members, " Give me an " I- n-D-l-A-n-S " . Riding on the back of a dump truck was not too glamorous, but the Union girls did not let that spoil their fun and excitement. Junior Amy Chertow comment¬ ed, " The ride was not worth getting soaked, but it wasn ' t too cold because the yelling and excitement kept me warm. ' ' Homecoming Queen and King, Tami Moss and Fred Pyter, made a fascinating couple at the parade and game. They rode on the king and queen float during the parade and were introduced at the game with their court. The Indians defeated Waukegan East 7-6. Hot chocolate and coffee sold during the game helped keep the specta¬ tors on their feet. This was truly one Homecoming to re¬ member! Anne Liasotos Although, wet and cold the Girls Varsity Volleyball Team and the Senior Midnight Riders show their school spirit in the homecoming 86 parade. Keeping dry are varsity cheerleaders Sandra Rodriguez, Lena Quilici, Angela Hargo, and Kelly Cordes. Umbrellas were not an uncommon sight at the rainy homecoming game. The Indian offensive line drives forward toward another great play against their tough opponents. They defeated Waukegan East and ful¬ filled their promise " To grind the Bulldogs to Goofy chow. ' ' 28 Homecoming Game And Parade Upon their " thrones " , homecom¬ ing King and Queen sit in front of their " subjects " during halftime. King Fred Pyter and Queen Tami Moss were chosen by an all school election. Senior football player Todd Kassel joins the Football Parents in their salute to Disney. Kazoos and Mickey Mouse ears are their biggest trademarks. On their knees in the muddy field, the Pom Pon squad performs in the halftime show with the marching band. Weather conditions did not stop them from showing their dedication. homecoming Game And Parade 29 Juniors Pat Merkel and Stacy Kirkos take th eir memorable pumpkin off the wall. The pumpkins were just some of the many decorations relating to the theme of ' Cinderella ' s Ball Cinderella ' s ball H ats off to you, Walt Disney, this was your week. Five Days of fes¬ tive happenings led up to the qrandest event of them all, Cinderella ' s ball. Once couples entered through the sil¬ ver mist ' made out of foil strips, they felt the ballroom atmosphere that Cinder¬ ella must have known. The decorations reflected all of the symbols of the Disney fairy tale, from the pumpkins with the couple ' s names, to the ever-famous glass slipper ' souvenirs. " The dance had an authentic atmosphere of a real ball ' stated senior Lisa Friedman. After dancing to the musical tunes provided by " ON STAGE " they were ready to relax and enjoy punch and oth¬ er goodies. Before leaving the dance it was many couples ' wish to have their portraits taken in front of the magic cas¬ tle. The festivities lasted from eight o ' clock until eleven o ' clock. At that time the chimes rang and all ladies had to leave before their coaches turned back into pumpkins. Amy Cozza She ' s his Cinderella and he ' s her Prince Charming. Sophomore Suzanne Covington and date Ariel Trajano enjoy the dance and decorations of Cinderella ' s Ball. 30 homecoming Dance Dancing the night away are junior Matt Winer and freshman Ariana Trob. Musical entertainment was provided by " ON Stage. ' ' Homecoming Dance 31 Parents go to school W ednesday, October 29th at 7:15p.m. school was in session; however, classes were not held for the students, but for their parents. It was Miles West s Open House. At Open House parents attended their children s classes where they heard short lectures on course content and objectives. They also had the opportunity to ask ques¬ tions regarding their child ' s progress or about the class in general. Parents were not required to attend study halls or phys¬ ical education class. During this free time they had the opportunities to see many different exhibits on Miles West life. They were able to go to the cafeteria to socialize or to view samples of the variety of foods offered to the students at Miles West. There were also many activities which the parents were encouraged to see. These activities included rehersals of The Pied Piper of Hamlin and The Orchesis Dance Company, a short concert given by the string or¬ chestra, and a sampling of the many extra-curricular ac¬ tivities open to students. All in all the parents were able to become familiar with their child ' s schedule, courses, teachers, administrators, and activities by spending an enjoyable evening at Miles West. Mrs. Armour gives the parents a speech on the physical education pro¬ gram offered by the school. Many parents are concerned about their child ' s fitness program. David Wallerstein Attending a shortened version of their children s schedule, parents get a feel for daily school life, history teacher Dan hill explains his classroom procedures to the parents. 32 Open house Individual Instruction Center teacher Ray Carr and a concerned parent look over her child ' s work. Open house gives parents the opportunity to discuss their child ' s problems or progress with the teacher. Serving as guides, sophomore cheerleaders, Alyse Decker and Amy Cho catch up on some television while waiting for lost parents who need directions to classrooms. Computers now play an important part in education, from serving as study guides to writing an English paper. In the Computer Lab Mr. Bensten shows parents and a future Niles West student how they are used. Open House 33 Mot bad in drag! Senior Sam Volchenboum " Why am I sitting with these monsters? The Devil made me do it! " exclaims sophomore Tecla shows off his figure. Annes. Dressed as the Devil, the guys are truly tempted by her on Halloween. Halloween fun begins with the costume. Mr. Requarth shows the artistic and creative costumes of a few of his art students; Corey Borin, Denise Pinsly, and Eric Burkel. Dressed as a student, Mrs. Chausow tells Gei¬ sha girl, senior Dena Abrams, to sit down or she ' ll be sent back to Japan. 34 Halloween Senior Melaine Miller, followed by " Snap " and " Crackle " , Pops ' into homeroom in the morning, delivering halloween-o-grams. Watch out for the spooks G houls, goblins and ghosts were just a few charac¬ ters attending classes on Halloween. Clowns, witches, bunnies were just a few of the many cos¬ tumes worn for the occasion. Many students went " ape " to class. A lot of fun was seen in role changes — football players dressed as cheerleaders — cheerleaders dressed as football players and likewise teachers dressed as students. While walking through the hallway one was perplexed by th e greeting of mistaken identities. " Al¬ though it was hot and sweaty inside my furry bunny cos¬ tume, 1 enjoyed hopping down the halls with people won¬ dering who was in there, " said Bugs Bunny, junior Maxyne Kozil. Tor many students their trick or treat days were past, but that did not stop them from making the most of the holi¬ day. Costume parties flourished and the inevitable egg throws and shaving cream fights were popular during the night hours. All in all, the spirit of Halloween filled the air, hallways and classrooms. Jill Hedrich nobody notices that there is a gorilla in the classroom. Is it Monday or Halloween? Halloween 35 36 Piper rids town of rats O n Oc tober 30th and 31st the theater department presented their ver¬ sion of " The Pied Piper of Hamelin. ' ' The show tells the story of the rat- infested town of Hamelin. It also tells the love story of Anna, the mayor s daughter, and Conrad, a lowly worker. The Mayor, played by junior Arthur Tiersky, does not approve of Anna and Conrad s love. Seniors Abby Ivener and Chris Larkin portrayed the couple in love. The Mayor is the cause of the rat problem in Hamelin. He fired the town rat catcher. Luckily, the Pied Piper, played by junior Matt Winer, came along and removed the rats. " The Pied Piper ' ' was presented before 1500 students. Schools sent letters of thanks, with many students drawing pictures of what the Pied Piper meant to them. " It was amazing how their minds remembered exact lines actors said. I was impressed by the children who remembered how the set looked and then remarked on the costumes. The Pied Piper truly came alive for these students and will live on in their memories for a lifetime! ' ' commented Cynthia Philbin. Cynthia Philbin directs a Children ' s Theatre production annually. Helaine Miller Gazing into the sky, Hans, played by freshman David Winer, leans on his crutch and sings his solo. Entertaining children of all ages, " The Pied Piper of Hamelin ' ' proved to be a success. Children ' s Theater Unknowing that their future is doomed, a chorus of rats sing and dance through the village of Anna, the mayor of Hamelin ' s daughter, played Hamelin. by senior Abby Ivener, and Conrad, a working man, played by senior Chris Larkin, secretly display their love for each other. Children s Theater 37 38 " Stop The World " gets go ahead S top the World — 1 Want To Get Off! " was the annual student- produced musical. At the close of the 1985-86 school year, the direc¬ tors chose to recreate this musical- comedy with several new ideas to give the production a fresh, modern look. In previous years, students wrote the productions as well as directed them, but in recent years, many of the writers were plagued with a lack of story ideas. As a result, beginning with the 1985 production, " Celebra¬ tion " , the decision was made to per¬ form pre written shows. Usually, the student-produced musical was the first production of the year; this year it is the second. " Stop the World " is the story of Litt- lechap, played by senior Bruce Ram- seyer, a clown in the circus who goes through his entire life making the same mistakes, never being satisfied. During his lifetime, he meets four women, one of whom he marries and cheats on with the other three. His Student Produced Musical wife is Evie, played by sophomore Amy Flack. By Evie, he has two daugh¬ ters, Susan and Jane, played by soph¬ omores Laila Stein and Katy Born. The other three women he meets are a Russian, Anya, played by senior Alyssa Tadelman; a German, Use, played by junior Allison Brooks; and an American, Ginnie, played by junior Lisa Lasowski. Senior director Rebecca Kolber stated, " Stop the World ' is a strange and wonderous musical. I hope the audience had as much fun watching it as I had directing it! " Sponsor and technical advisor Cynthia Philbin commented " Being the first musical of the school year. Stop the World ' has brought together many freshmen, and different large organizations in the school. " It ' s one of my favorite shows! " Cast member Katy Born said, " I ' ll never forget this show. The music was wonderful and it ' s.all so energet¬ ic, I can ' t imagine anyone not liking it! " Steering commitee members con¬ sisted of senior Rebecca Kolber, di¬ rector; senior Andrea Field, choreo¬ grapher; senior Cheryl Lanski, techni¬ cal director; junior Joy Grossberg, vo¬ cal director; and junior Arthur Tiersky, assistant to the director. Sen¬ iors Larry Van Mersbergen and Mark Schaffer conducted the orchestra, senior Tony Blumberg handled the publicity, and senior David Allen was the assistant vocal director. Junior Ann Fisher designed the costumes; junior Ami Schwartz was assistant to the technical director, and sopho¬ more Beth Lichtenstein was the chor¬ eographer ' s assistant. To help actors with the mime for the show, the direc¬ tors asked professional mime T. Dan¬ iels to come in and help. " Stop the World — I Want to Get Off! " performances were held De¬ cember 10, 11, 12 and 13. Paul Katz Singing ABC-123 , the chorus of Stop the World - I Wanna Get OfT! resort back to their childhood to show Littlechap what fun it is to be a child. Student Produced Musical 39 Yelling at his boss. Littlechap, played by senior Bruce Ramseyer, shines in the spotlight. Freshman Janelle Levinson mimes driving a car. Mime artist, T. Daniels helped out in the produc¬ tion of the musical. Laura Persky tells the audience about the love cycle in " Stop the World " . Costumes were de¬ signed by junior Ann fisher. Senior David Ivezic and junior Helen Young dance to " Typically English " choreographed by senior Andrea field. Littlechap, Bruce Ramseyer, tells Evie, Amy The chorus looks upon Littlechap with both laughter and anticipation. The production of " Stop flack, that he loves her. Little does she know the World " was directed by senior Rebecca Kolber. that this is his favorite line with all the girls. 40 Student Produced Musical Laila Stein mimes the growing up of Littlechap and Evie ' s oldest daughter. Littlechap, senior Bruce Ramseyer, feels rejected by his classmates in Stop the World, I Want to Get Off! " Student Produced Musical 41 Senior Bruce Ramseyer, Littlechap, finds out that he is going to be trans¬ ferred to the dreary town of Sludgepool. Field learning F ield trips have been a part of our educational pro¬ cess for as long as we can remember. Some field trips are considered " Blow-offs ' ' to students, but other field trips provide an educational experience that can not be found in a classroom. This years economics class taught by Charles Anderson took a very interesting trip to see where fortunes are won, lost, counted, and shredded daily. They visited The Chica¬ go Board of Trade and The Federal Reserve Bank. " Just sitting in a classroom and memorizing facts is not enough ' said Senior David Nakabayashi, " visiting the places we study about in class is very mentally enriching. ' ' The economics class ' s day in the city started at the Board of Trade where they witnessed the opening of trading at 9:30 a.m. From the Board of Trade they crossed the street and took a fascinating tour of the Federal Reserve Bank. Millions of dollars in checks and cash are processed at the bank each day. " The bank was very interesting. 1 have never seen so much money in my life, " said Senior nick Tziavaras. " This is one of my favorite field trips because it gives the students an insight to our greedy capitalistic economy. 1 think they learned a lot, " stated teacher Charles Anderson. David Wallerstein Economics teacher Charles Anderson picks up the receiver to hear all about the day ' s trading activities. After watching the opening of trading, the economics class viewed a movie explaining the complex process involved in trading options. Mr. Anderson ' s economics class poses for a picture outside of the Federal Reserve Bank. Senior economists included Michelle Frankel, Steve Dalgetty, and Carlos Talbot. The bell has rung, trading has begun at the Chicago Board of Trade. Millions of dollars change hands here daily. 42 Economics Field Trip Students practice the regulated procedure and wait ever so patiently to return to their mod 2 class, while the imaginary fire is being put out. Buzzzz . . . Get Out! A lthough they present an unfortunate disruption to most classes in session, fire drills are nontheless an important part of the educational process. If a fire were to suddenly besiege Niles West most students would be likely to panic and endanger themselves. Fire drills provide the necessary means of the students ' fire- education. A student may miss class time due to fire drills, but in the event of fire, at least he or she will be safe with the knowledge acquired through fire drills. Some students, however, view fire drills with a bit of levity. Said senior Depak Sathy, " I hate having fire drills during free time or lunch, but they ' re okay during classes, like calculus ' Mark Gussin During a fire drill, students neatly file out of the building into the cool morning mist. To many students the fire alarm is quite a shock first thing in the morning. fire Drills 43 King honored M r. Lacy J. Banks, a sports col¬ umnist for the Chicago Sun Times, presented a speech at Niles West on the commemorative Martin Luther King Jr. day, January 15. Mr. Banks has been active in civil rights and worked with Reverend King. Mr. Banks spoke on the impor¬ tance of civil rights and the role Rever¬ end King played in the country ' s pro¬ gress toward futher emancipation. Each month, one of head librar¬ ian ' s, Mr. Arnold Agnos ' , main efforts was to provide the student body with a guest speaker. The month of Janu¬ ary was no exception. Many students and teachers took the golden oppor¬ tunity to listen to the speech given by Mr. Banks. Due to the large turnout, the pre¬ sentation was a success. " 1 really en¬ joyed the speech Mr. Banks made. Martin Luther King and his work in civil rights came alive. " stated senior Helaine Miller. Jill Hedrich All-. Lacy J. _. Will bp our Martin luth ?r K.n,,dr. commemorative day speaker BanKs Speaker of the Month, Mr. Lacy J. Banks gives a presentation in the Annex on Martin Luther King and the importance of civil rights. 44 Speaker Of The Month After the presentation foreign language teacher, Eva Mazur, and junior Howard Aronesti take an opportunity to talk with Mr. Banks on Martin Luther King Jr. and civil rights. Mr. Agnos and Mr. Banks smile because of the incredible turnout of students and teachers for Mr. Banks presentation. Speaker Of The Month 45 International gala r or one night, the Niles West cafeteria was trans¬ formed into an international smorgasbord. Members of almost all of Niles West ' s nationality and language clubs were in attendance for the annual International Night sponsored by A.T.S. Besides being treated to a buffet of exotic foods, the public also viewed many presentations performed by various clubs. Clubs that performed includ¬ ed: the Chinese Club, the Korean Club, and the Hellenic Club. " The presentations were very interesting and ex¬ tremely entertaining ' stated Senior Dana Shapiro. Be¬ sides eating scrumptious foods and viewing presenta¬ tions, students were also able to talk with international exchange students. " By talking to other people our age from different countries, and by learning about other peo¬ ples ' heritages, we are able to close the large gap between our very different cultures, " said Senior Kirsten Larson. Summarizing the evening Senior James Van Osdol stated, " It was a grand mixture of cultures which provided stu¬ dents with an added awareness to the world around them. " David Wallerstein Sophomore Janey Lee portrays an ancient Chinese queen in one of the many beautiful cultural presentations at International night sponsored by A.F.S. The Korean Club, sponsored by English teacher Angela Graham, leads an ancient Korean procession through the niles West cafeteria. The Korean Club worked very hard to perfect their performance. International night «if Senior Andreas Papadakis, sophomore Andreas Limber, and junior Maria Lereno represent the Hellenic Club. Watching the different cultural presentations broadened viewers horizons by continents. Breaking plywood with his bare feet senior Sung Kim amazes the audience. Many of the spectators were left in absolute astonishment. Senior Dawn llling participates in an ancient Chinese dance. The Chinese Club was one of the many clubs which participated in Interna¬ tional Might. International night 47 The Pom Pon Squad wonders what they are doing on stage. The Lip-Sync Contest gave students a chance to be stars for a night. 48 Lip-Sync Contest Lipping it up iles West tried something new 1 1 this year, the annual Gong A A show was replaced by the Lip- Sync Contest. The contest had a big turnout and received positive re¬ sponses from the audience. The Sophomore Class Cabinet sponsored the event and prizes were awarded to the most original and the best lip-synched performance. First prize, $100.00, was awarded to ju¬ niors Marc Feinberg, Anthony Irpino, and Benjie Malkin. Including rendi¬ tions from " Mr. Rogers neighbor¬ hood " , " Pee-Wee Herman " , and " The Three Amigos " , their act was called " The Three Amigos. " The second prize of $50.00 was awarded to " Stacy and Her Soul Sisters. " Wearing gospel gowns, which helped to add authen¬ ticity to their act, they lip-synched to Aretha Franklin s song " Think. " Ben Yashon and Jason Litwin were award¬ ed the third prize of $25.00. Using hand puppets to bring comedy to their act, they lip-synced to the rock group Queen ' s song " Bohemian Rap- sody. " The contest was a big success, and may become a tradition at niles West. Senior Jeanne Howikowski stated " Participating in the contest was a lot of fun and it s a shame I can ' t be in it again. " Senior Vanessa Johnson walks like an Egyptian. Vanessa came in fourth place in the competition. Eric Litt Rock star Ted Xentaras walks the length of the stage to excite his groupies. Lip-Sync Contest 49 Sweating out finals Y ou know its Final Exam time when; " The no Doz are all sold out at the 7-11 " Sandra Londono ' 87, Scott Mandl 87. " You take home your gym clothes to wash them ' Jeff Qasse 87. " You bring home a book ' Alan Auerbach 87 " The seniors aren ' t in school. " Brad Grodsky 87 " The school smells because nobody has showered. " nick Goldish 87 " Everybody wears sweat pants. " Tracy Michaels 88 " I don ' t know the word finals " Ted Xentaras 88 " People start cramming for tests. " Jeff Altschul 87 " Your locker is empty. " Patty Tzortzis 89 " Students bring a book home on a weekend. " Ivy Kron 89 " I ' ve run out of videos to show in class! " Tom McMahon Devra Reznik Computers are beginning to play an important role in education, and many programs are available for studying. Sophomore Evan Winston takes advantage of the computers to study for final exams. Resource centers have become a popular place for studying Nuha Zaia, Okkyung Cho, and Miroslava Jamniczka taking a break to socialize, find the resource center a great place to study for finals. 50 final exams. Dilingently preparing for final exams are freshman Dina Sevng and soph¬ omore Hyon Chong Kim. " I ' m going to breeze this final chuckles, Kyong Mi Pak. Studying can be enjoying to some students. Junior John Witzgal leans back and relaxes as he studies for his final exams. The library can be a very quiet and relaxing atmosphere for studying. Pinal Exams Signs played just a small part in turning the cafeteria into a ballroom. Many refreshments were served to cool down the dancers at Benfest. 52 Benfest Final fest he brainchild of Student Union, the first annual Benfest, proved JL to be a rousing success for all in attendance. Benfest was, as senior Craig Kerr put it, " Just one big party. " It was a combination of dancing, eating, games, and all ar ound fun. " The time of a lifetime, " Kerr concluded. Benfest was named after junior Ben Yashon. Said Yashon, " 1 was modest enough to accept it. I ' m glad it worked out the way it did. " Refreshments included Jolt Cola and Oreo cookies. " That stuff kept us wired and ready to go all night, " soph¬ omore Christine Kim commented. All in all Benfest was a great way to end the week of exams, and with its great success, it ' s no doubt that this one is not the last. James Van Osdol " Booging down is sophomre Mindy Grossberg. Benfest was great for students to loosen up after final exams. Benfest 53 Couples " get down ' ' at the Turnabout Second Chance Valentine s Dance. Streamers and balloons gave the contest gym the atmosphere of a ballroom. Cupid ' s second chance M any Valentines Day wishes were fulfilled at Turnabout. The dance titled " Second Chance Valentines Day Dance” gave students who were not able to be with that special someone on the famous holiday another chance. Starting a couple weeks before the dance (Oct. 21) Cupid started shooting his magic arrows. The result was many lucky guys walking around school with happy grins on their faces because the girls of their dreams had just asked them to accompany them to Turnabout. Whether the couples were long-time boyfriends and girlfriends or just good friends, it was agreed that all had a good time. According to senior Devra Resnick, " It was like Valentines Day all over again.” The D.J. played a variety of music to get the dance going. There were rock tunes for those who wanted to boogie a nd slow songs for those who were in a romantic mood. As usual the dance turned out to be a huge success. Well, Student Union and Cupid did it again. Ivy Krone Seniors Debbie Siciliano and Jeff Altschul smile as they sway to a love song. 54 Turnabout Dance Seniors Brad Grodsky and Dana Shapiro sit out and rest for a while. Sophomores Mindy Grossberg and Andy LaLi- berty dance to the music provided by Solid Gold Sound. Many hearts were brought togeth¬ er at the Turnabout Dance 87. " I could learn to like this ' exclaims junior Anne Pullano, Lula Jusufi and Dana Mohrlein get into the groove at the Turnabout dance. Jason Hsu. Turnabout Dance 55 56 ' hey guys we re here! " exclaim freshmen Stacy Alpher, Dennis Kusecek, Marci Aronesti, and Lori Juniors Michelle Weberman and David Mi Utanoff as they walk under the balloon arches to join the festivities. chaels get down and dance to the music. Many couples enjoyed the dance and romance of the evening. Turnabout Dance Dancing the night away are junior Matt Winer and Freshman Arianna Trob Turnabout Dance 57 Moving music j jiles West Band, Orchestra, 1 1 Drumline, Color Guard, and the X X choral group. Expressions all had the opportunity to visit Mew Or¬ leans from February 10th to February 15th. For most the experience of travel¬ ling on a train was exciting, but the eighteen hour ride was rather long. Upon their arrival in Mew Orleans, the Miles West Fine Arts Tour performed at several well known sights, includ¬ ing the Riverwalk Plaza and Jackson Square. Their nights consisted of a variety of activities, from sightseeing and shopping, to a banquet, with en¬ tertainment provided by the Miles West Jazz Band, in the International Hotel Ballroom. A three hour boat ride down the Mississippi River was just one of their many daytime activi¬ ties. Good weather, good music, good food, and high spirits made the trip enjoyable for all. Julie Hedrich Between performances the Tine Arts groups find time to visit the first battlefield of the War of 1812. riot only did the trip provide relaxation, but education as well. 58 fine Arts Tour Relaxing on the Creole Queen, Band Director Bill Koch and fine Arts Director Jack Lorenz enjoy a riverboat ride. Much work was put in by both men to make this trip possible. Tine Arts Tour 59 The first performance of the Tine Arts Tour, the riiles West Orchestra performs at the Riverwalk, Spanish Plaza. The passers by stop to watch Expressions performing their version of Cats. President of the band, Neil Kimel, warms up for the many performances ahead for the band. Jackson Square is just one of the many famous places where the Fine Arts Tour entertained others in New Orleans. 60 Fine Arts Tour During one of their many performances, the Miles West Band excites the crowd by playing " The Blue and Grey Civil War Suite. ' ' A new attraction recently added to the Miles West Fine Arts Tour was the Competition Color Guard. Accompanied with music from the band, the color guard puts on an exciting show. Fine Arts Tour 61 62 Can you bake a cherry pie? T he annual cherry pie contest, which was held in the cafeteria, gave Foods 1, Foods 2, and Chefs course students the opportunity to show off their baking talents. Two students were represented from each class, making a total of eight contestants in the contest. Half of their school day was spent in the kitchen creating their delecta¬ ble cherry masterpieces. The other half spent in the cafe¬ teria watching the others eat their works of art. Senior Rachel Smith commented, " It was a tasty diversion from the normal, everyday classes. " Five judges were chosen to be the pie tasters. They consisted of business education teacher Mrs. Wise, board of education president Mr. Wiener, board of education member Mr. Tiersky, superintendent Dr. Olsen, and princi¬ pal Dr. Ring. The pies were judged before and after they were eaten on appearance and flavor, keeping such things as color, texture, and tenderness in mind. After two hours of looking at and tasting the pies, the lucky winners, sen¬ iors Rachel Smith and Pat Cattem were chosen for having the best Miles West cherry pies. Jill Hedrich Dr. Donald Ring, after indulging in his pie, reaches for some water to wash it down. Dr. Ring was one of the five judges judging the Cherry Pies. Seniors Rachel Smith and Pat Cattem bask in the limelight of placing first in the Cherry Pie Contest. This is just the first step on the road to becoming fullfiedged chefs. Cherry Pie Contest Everyone can find time in their day for - cherry pie! Anxiously awaiting the next round of cherry pies, the judges play it cool. Cherry Pie Contest 63 Cast members perform the musical number " Save the People. ' ' Angry gangster, senior Adam Zimmerman decides it ' s the end of the line for sophomore Kevin Freshman David Winer brings his interpreta Steele. tion of Judge Wapner to the Miles West stage. 64 Qodspell Junior Michelle Dayan tells the audience to learn their lessons well after being sent to Hades during a parable parodying Dynasty. Portraying the parables T his years final musical produc¬ tion was originally to be " Car¬ ousel. " After careful delibera¬ tion by sponsors Robert Johnson, Cynthia Philbin and Sheri Owens, the musical was changed to " Godspell, " a rock musical based on the times of Jesus Christ, who was portrayed by junior John Barba. There were many special changes incorporated into this production. Mr. Johnson decided this version of the show had to be modernized in order to help the audience understand the underlying morals to the parables, which are the lessons taught to Je¬ sus ' followers throughout the course of the show. For instance, the parable of " The Judge and the Widow, ' ' was re-written with dialouge created by both the director and cast. The par¬ able had the same basic theme, but at the same time parodied TV ' s " The People ' s Court. ' ' Other changes included the fact that there were no traditional " lead ' ' roles, with the exception of Christ and the character of Judas, played by ju¬ nior Matthew Winer. During the first week of rehearsal, Johnson pointed out to the cast members that it was they who were to decide how much of themselves they wanted to put into the show, for there would not be any specific character names used. As an example, " Judy " would play " Judy " in the show. Everyone got their chance to be seen or heard from at least once. The cast was completely ensemble, no separation between " leads " and the " chorus. " Everyone was the same designation. The cast was made up of eighteen people in total, including seniors Rebecca Kolber and Adam Zimmerman, ju¬ niors Alison Brooks, Michelle Dayan, Joy Grossberg and Paul Katz, sopho¬ mores Maggie Duffy, Amy Flack, Kir¬ sten Gieler, Carl Helwing, Melinda Flepner, Beth Lichtenstein, Kevin Steele and Pascale Trouillot, along with freshmen Adam Telengater and David Winer. The lighting was designed profes¬ sionally by Mr. Marc Schwartz. The set was designed by Cynthia Philbin, Lee Goldberg and Peter Sharpe. Johnson concluded, " By far, this is the best production of " Godspell " that I have ever had the pleasure of directing. I would drudge through my day as an English teacher until I got to those rehearsals. " " Godspell " was per¬ formed four times: a senior citizens performance on March 11, a junior- high performance on March 12, and two night performances on March 13 and 14. Paul Katz Godspell 65 66 Sophomore Melinda hepner dances with ex Junior Matthew Winer, Judas, listens intently as junior John Barba, Jesus, explains his ideas citement and the cast swings to Joy Gross- through the song, " Save the People. " berg ' s singing of " Day By Day. " Godspell Jesus, portrayed by junior John Barba, greets his disciples with a friendly hand shake. Junior Paul Katz reacts with amazement to junior Joy Grossberg ' s proposal. Godspell 67 What to do after school Getting involved outside the classroom helped students to grow mentally and physically. NiWeHi of¬ fered many opportunities for peo¬ ple to express their interests and talents. They varied from chess club, to band, to the many foreign language clubs, of which the newest addition was the Chinese club. The clubs also did a lot for our community. " The Israeli club gave the money they raised to dif¬ ferent charities ' said President Da¬ vid Wallerstein. " Clubs allow a student to tempo¬ rarily forget the rigors of academia, and that can really help a person get through a school day, " said Senior Class President Dale Sher¬ man. Clubs can play an important part in a person ' s education. Students come across new experiences all the time. Students learn to work to¬ gether and get a chance to leam about themselves and others. 68 Clubs-Division CLUBS A member of Midnight Riders, senior Renee Le- Comte helps make posters to boost the spirit of the football players for their upcoming game. To keep up their own spirit, the Midnight Riders tie-dyed t-shirts which they wear on their 12:00 a.m. rides. Senior heather Doolittle and junior Laura Persky practice their duet for choir. They had to start toning up well in advance of their first performance in order to sound perfect. Sophomore Nyon A Cho leams the way primi¬ tive pottery was made. She delicately designs the outer rim of a clay bowl in hopes that it will be on display in the art showcase. Many art students join art council to further develop their talents. Division-Clubs 69 Front Row: Linda hirata, Carrie Gold Amy Berk Second Row: Grace Diaz, Anne Pullano, Gloria Catanese, nancy Lim Third Row: Lula Jusufi, Helen Ress, Daphne Mazarakis, Dyan Walters, Dahlia Reznik Front Row: Amy Cho, Danielle Chams Second Row: Mindy Grossberg, Melinda hepner, Joan Colletta, Danielle Singer, Megan Goldish Third Row: Elyse Decker, Rachel Cohen, Lisa Schapira, Jenny Duda. Rah effort Promoting school spirit, entertaining spectators at games, and providing excitement at assemblies are all goals of the Niles West Pom-Pon squad and cheerleaders. Beyond their function at school, these girls also participat¬ ed in many parades and competitions. Nina Leininger and Michelle Hogg, the Pom-Pon squad s captains, led the squad to a second place overall victory in their summer competition. Other competitions included the Wisconsin State Fair and the Great America Pom-Pon Spectacular. The Memorial Day Parade and the LaGrange Pet Parade were also on their agenda. The cheerleaders spent Tuesdays and Thursdays pre¬ paring their intricate routines. Eventually all the practice and hard work paid off. The cheerleaders ' unity and school spirit never failed to psyche up the crowd. Co¬ captain Megan Goldish commented, " Our squad has lots of school spirit this year, and we always find things to laugh and joke about. It ' s been a fun year! " Elaine Barrington Christine Kim Front Row: Evie Murgas, Kelly Cordes Second Row: Amy Grimaldi, Dana Shapiro, Jenny Anast, Sandra Rodriguez Third Row: Helen Yung, Doreen Chen, Angela Hanga. Front Row: Jeannie Choi, Mami Tobin, Michelle Hogg, Hina Leininger, Laine Polyzos, Sharon Lapp Second Row: Alison Brooks, Ali Kwon, Sta¬ cey Haber, Stephanie Pritzker, Rachel Posner, Monica Uhm, Linda Choi, Michele Maltezos, Un Joo Choi Third Row: Eileen Deano, Evelyn Winandi, Hee Jai Kwon, Hareen Kim, Tracey Michaels, Devra Resnick, Elaine Bar¬ rington, Kerstin Hagg, Judy Hsu, Jean Yoo. 70 Pom-Pon Cheerleaders Forming their " tower of school-spirited power,” the Varsity Cheerleaders create a routine pyramid. The Varsity Cheerleaders Kept the blood of Indian Fans coursing with spirit throughout homecoming. The Pom-Pon squad goes Egyptian in their Homecoming rou¬ tine. Their lively entertainment helped the students pep up ' for their on-coming victory. cm Making the halls safe for Indian fans are sopho¬ mores Melinda hepner and Elyse Decker. The modified hall policy seems a lot less intimidating with these girls on the watch. Junior Stephanie Pritzker executes a well-rehearsed routine by forming a V for " Victory. ' The Pom-Pon squad custom-made for this special day. Cheerleaders Pom-Pon 71 Wrestlettes happy helpers What group of girls does more than just cheer the team on? It ' s the Wrestlettes. Wrestlettes is a club of approximately 20 girls who keep score at the wrestling meets. Their sponsor is Shirley La Manna. La Manna helped the girls make prepara¬ tions for Parents night, which is a night when the parents of the wrestlers are recognized. President Sandra Londono explained, " Wrestlettes is a good way to meet people who have a common interest in the sport. The girls enjoy helping out the team. " Junior Ramel Failma added, " They are a big help to the wrestlers. The Wrestlettes give us a great deal of support. " Lilianna Williamson Reversal! Only one of the many terms the wrestlettes need to know in order to score the meets. Front row: Shirley Lamanna, Laura Ferrin, Lisa Virchinsky, Sandra Londono, Karen Guthrie, Lilianna Williamson. Back row: Jackie Lamanna, Sofie Mousias, Dawn Wil¬ liams, Becki Hansen, Susie Lindenbaum. 72 Wrestlettes Front row: Michelle Reitman, Chris Ross, Ellen Root, Stacy Valavanis, Tracy Feldman, Gina Lee, Ivan Navarro, Mr. Murphy. Second row: Millicent Kaufman, Sandy Ji, Jill Cohen, Chris Samuel, Devra Resnick, Yuri Keegstra, Christina holler, Kirsten Larson. AFS offers opportunities to interested students Americans Abroad is a club composed of the candidates in the AFS exchange program. It is currently sponsored by school counselor Mary Pat Carr. Miss Carr comments optimistically, " We have four exceptional candidates this year. I expect all of them to be taking off for far away places this summer ' The purpose of Americans Abroad is to assist the candidates with the applications and the various screening needed. Americans Abroad is a special opportunity. It gives students a chance to experience other coun¬ tries and different surroundings. Everyone, at least once in his or her life, should get away and learn more about our amazing world. Junior Gail Dennis stated, " The experience would offer a change of pace in my life. It would be a fun and interesting experience where I can make many new friends ' Sophomore Yuri Keegstra concluded by stating, " I think that an experience in another nation would expand my horizon by showing me how another culture lives and thinks ' Chris Samuel v I G 1 HELLO F£oi Afs to the ujofcuo! bo U AFS did an exceptional job at capturing first place in the homecoming contest. Showing off their prize-winning art work are proud members of the club. Dedicated fans support swimmers A fairly new club at West, the Timers Club consisted of twenty students who held an interest in helping the swim team with their home meets. In addition. Timers Club in¬ volved a lot of spirit, which of course al¬ ways helps. Shirley Daniel, a former stu¬ dent at West, sponsored these dedicated fans. Timers did much more than time. They learned to use the timing board, how to install the electronic timing pads, put in lane lines, and much more. After swim meets, they cleaned up the deck and made sure everything got picked up. But when they weren ' t timing, cheering, or cleaning, they could be found decorat¬ ing lockers before swim meets, making posters, and bringing food for all. Sopho¬ more Mamy Pierini stated, " Being in the Timers Club makes me feel as if I am on the team. The people are great and you ' re always welcome. Besides, it is more excit¬ ing than being up in the stuffy stands! ' ' Patty Tzortzis AFS Amcricans Abroad Timers Club 73 Front row: Donica Weinberg, Maria Choi, Alison Presley. Second row: Jerry Waggoner, Mr. Kaitchuck, Richard Modap, Gaylyn liortelano, Kenneth Smith. Concert Orchestra- Front row: He¬ len Lin, Tecla Annes, Grace Kim, Sheri Berger, Janine Breit, Steph¬ anie Berger, Julia Paphitis, Angie Waggoner, Helena Lin. Second row: Tammy Robertson, Sharon Bak, Pauline Kaufman, Bea Revelins, Ji Sun Kim, Cynthia Ong, Jeannie Kim, Xyla Gatilao, Christina Holler, Janey Yu, Shirley Choi. Third row: David Rhee, Brian Piakai, Leo Rhee, Jill Cohen, Lisa Martinson, Bettina Adam, Aaron Malina, Rachel Oliker, Michelle Reitman, Jonathan Breitzer, Jason Hsu, Carl Helwing, Jenny McGeary, Jason Burk, Frank Kim. Fourth row: Harry Yoon, Cal¬ vin Ramseyer, Marc Hamid, Bruce Ramseyer, Tricia Hoo Chung, Elan Jackson, James Han, James Ta- kaesu, Larry Van Mersbergen, Me¬ lissa Weiss, Jin Kim, Robert Chang, John Tsau, Brian Yoo, Danny Lee, Yuri Rutman, Manuel Haanep. Fifth row: Todd Sucherman, Jim Wills, Herb Regan, Chris Vitacek, Isam Makhlouf, Eric Oseland, Jason Boehm, Charles Snell, Sharon Smith, Mr. Kaitchuck. Before and after, the good, hard work paid off. Practice and performance were two essentials in the music department. 74 Orchestra Symphonic Band- Front row: Melissa Weiss, Aaron Malina, Christi Benedetti, Julie He- drich, Maxine Kozol, Debbie Berman, Bettina Adam, Lisa Martinson, Jill Cohen. Second row: David Steiner, Larry Van Mersbergen, Laila Stein, Yuri Keegstra, Dave Allen, Dawn llling, Kim McAllister, Maria Wright, Suzy Bohigian, Michelle Reitman, Rachel Oliker. Third row: Sam Volchenboum, Neil Kimel, David Nakabayashi, John Puljic, Mike Bar¬ tholomew, Lisa Larson, David Morris, Jack Korol, Jason Pollack, Megan Knowles, Joel Dalinka, Roddy Loewenthal, Matt Klapman. Fourth row: John Rosenthal, Herb Regan, Chris Vitacek, Isam Makhlouf, Jim Wills, Todd Sucherman, Mr. Koch, Eric Kreitzman, Joe Chung, Randy Feldman, Jason Boehm, Tracy Kozil, Eric Litt, Marc Schaffer. Jazz Band-At piano: Dave Allen. First row: Megan Knowles, Roddy Loewenthal, Matt Klapman, Joel Dalinka, Larry Van Mersbergen. Second row: Todd Sucherman, Randy Feldman, Joe Chung, Jason Boehm, Tracy Kozil, Mr. Koch. Back row: Oliver Graff, John Puljic, Mike Bartholomew, Jack Korol, David Morris. Intermediate band- Front row: Heather Doolittle, Sheryl Rubens, Lisa Gentile, Kathy Yim, Eunice Boek. Second row: Anjum Siddiqui, Cornelia Lee, Karen Popke, David Winer, Ian Katznelson, Danny Cohen, Mark Modilevsky, Sandy Stergios, Marija Popovic. Third row: Linda Fontana, Megan Knowles, Anne Humphrey, Brian Casetta, Leonard Zingerman, Vladamer, Jim Nafpliotis, Dennis Bamaby, Larry Davis, Elliot Richardson, Amy Kawan- aga, Marc Adreani, Mike Spiropolous, Jerri Gianakakos, Alica Lejlic, Peter Pfeifer, Ronald Kiss, Scott Katz, Mikhail Lyubansky. Fifth row: Mr. Koch, Michelle Gonzales, Joel Fogel- son, Chris Wright, Brian Van Mersbergen, Tim Soverman, Brian Richards, Jessica Dick- stein, Greg Weinberg. Music to the ears " I want to play rock instead of Bach ' said Calvin Ramseyer jok¬ ingly.” Orchestra and band are for developing skills in music which enables a student to have a com¬ plete understanding and love for music as an art form. " Orchestra and band offers its members the ability to communi¬ cate with the great composers through performances of their compositions,” said Mr. Kait- chuck. Orchestra consisted of 70 members, up from 60 the previous year. Officers included President Bruce Ramseyer; Vice-President Chris Holler; Treasurer Jason Hsu. Orchestra and band participated in the Open House festivities, the fall concert, the Boston Pops Din¬ ner Concert, the tour to New Or¬ leans, and The May Festival. Marc Adreani Band 75 Girls Ensemble- Front row: Priscilla Max, Jackie Schauwecker. Second row: Barbara Sosnowski. Third row: Dina Seung, April Sebastian, Michelle Burns, Kim Ramirez, Jennifer Collins, Yeon Soo Kim, Carrie Gold, Millie Kaufman, Naomi Fox, Trish Wright. Fourth row: Chong Sook Kim, Kerri Anglin, Debbie Owens, Anna Minx, Joan Colletta. Hitting the The choral department has doubled in size and added many events. The department is divided in three: Expressions, Concert Choir, and Girls Ensem¬ ble. Expressions combines the music teachings of sponsor Sheri Owens and the dancing techniques of choreographer Gretchen Glader. The group went on tour to New Orleans. Choir and Girls Ensemble perform along with Expres¬ sions at most of the events presented by the department. Events consisted of a fall choral concert in the cafeteria, A Holiday Festival in December, and a performance at the Museum of Science and Industry for " Christmas Around the World ' Other activities were a Boston Pops Dinner Concert and a May Festival to close the school year. Sponsor Sheri Owens stated, " The choral program has really grown this year. The students in all three groups are performing better than ever! " Senior Rebecca Kolber said, " Expressions com¬ bines the benefits of learning music in class along with the ability to perform at events. " Senior Accompanist David Allen exclaimed, " It is a true pleasure to play piano for such a motivated group. " Paul Katz Girls Ensemble high notes Concert Choir- Front row: Raquel Olea, Rohini Patel Dahl¬ ia Reznik, Gloria Catanese, Tricia lioo Chung, Laila Stein, Maria Raucci, Amy Roma. Second row: 1-Wen Liu, Abby Ivener, Lisa Tepper, Esther Bae, Sabina Puthusseril, Toni Fermo, Pam Katsules, Alyssa Tadelman, Helena Lin. Third row: Ami Schwartz, Dona Chmielinski, Elizabeth Wil- fong, Istina Morariu, Ellen Levin, Heather Doolittle, Gary Kaufman, Robyn Hadick, Pam Homicke. Fourth row: Don¬ na Wezio, Michelle Cohen, Anne Humphrey, Hyun Soo Kim, Bruce Ramseyer, Kevin Steele, Fred Pyter, Jerome Hawkinson, Laura Persky, Tracy Cappola. Expressions- Front row: Alison Brooks, Michelle Dayan, Arthur Tiersky, Joy Grossberg, Pascale Trouillot, Andy Sprison, David Winer, Gina Kanellakis, Elliot Richardson, Rachel Posner, Sandy Matan, Alyssa Tadelman, Maggie Duffy. Second row: David Allen, Kirsten Gieler, Laila Stein, John Barba, Rebecca Kolber, Lisa Lasowski, Merav Tsube- ly, Lisa Warden, Hope Rosenberg, Holly Kahn, Sam Seung, Janelle Levinson, Wendy Doyle, Abby Ivener, Rachel Rosenberg. Third row: Roselle Olea, Laura Ferrin, Fritzie Repique, Jenny Rhee, Erica Blustein, Tim Peck, Melinda Hepner, Matthew Winer, May de las Alas, Bruce Ramseyer, Caress Calara, Haney Mugerdichian, Laura Abrahams, Keef Weinstein, Miguel Martinez, Debbie Rubin, Laura Milsk, Adam Telengater. Expressions 77 Gotta dance. Gotta dance, Orchesis, the Greek word meaning dance, is the dance company at Miles West. It is a group of twenty-five girls who practice all year for a show that is given the first weekend in April. The show consists of all different forms of dance. Jazz, modern, ballet, and tap are all incorporated into the choreogra¬ phy. For the most part, the participants in the club choreograph the numbers in the show. Gretchen Glader, the sponsor of Orchesis, helps with some of the choreography. Junior Stephanie Pritzker stated, " I think it is great that we choreograph our own numbers. It makes me feel like the show really belongs to us ' The April show is not the only performance given by Orchesis. Orchesis also takes part in junior high performances and performances for the elderly at various nursing homes. " Entertaining other people is what 1 think is best about Orchesis. We all feel really proud and good about ourselves after we do a show at a home for the elderly. It is reward enough just to see them smile, " said senior Un Joo Choi. Instead of the band tour, which Orchesis usually participates in, they went on a dance tour of their own. This and other ideas are helping to make Orchesis more fun and profitable. Elaine Barrington Officers: Judy Hsu- Treasurer, Elaine Barring¬ ton- Vice President, Nancy Goren- President, Stephanie Pritzker- Secretary. Front row: Julie Cho, Sandy Ji, Vera Biberian, Jeannie Choi. Second row: Linda Choi, Un Joo Choi, Rachel Posner, May De Las Alas, Maritess Tamunday, Judy Hsu, Evie Murgas. Third row: Cecile Yoon, Annette Polek, Julie Wiltgen, Stephanie Pritzker, AILKwon, Elizabeth Stipisic. Fourth row: Mi¬ chelle Dayan, Andrea Field, Amy Flack, Nancy Goren, Christina Gabriel, Beth Lich¬ tenstein, Elaine Barrington, Eileen Deano. 78 Orchesis Front row: AleK Tziortzis, Jeanie Ahn, Darryl Stern, Kyung Chang. Second row: Mike Tipescu, Michael Out, Helen Vayzman, Greg Rosow, Fred Pyter, Benson Kim. Working diligently on their masterpiece are members of West of Edens. One of the club s activities was sponsoring a cover contest in which the winner won fifty dollars. West of Edens Described as " a festival of literary art prowess ' by senior Craig Keer, West of Edens published another outstanding edition this year. West of Edens, Niles West s annual color literary art magazine, is composed entirely of submissions from West students, ranging from drawings to poetry to science fiction writings. This year s cover was the result of a school-wide contest where the winner was awarded a $50 prize. Commenting on this year s edition, sophomore Christine Kim noted, " We had a plethora of excellent works submitted this year. This edition truly runs the gamut of ideas, creativity, and talents ' Current Events The Current Events Club is unique in that it is the only completely unres¬ tricted club which presents a wide range of contemporary, often contro¬ versial themes to the student. The na¬ ture and purpose of the club was ex¬ plained by its sponsor, Mr. Tom McMahon, who stated, " The main purpose of the current events club is to interest students in the political, social and moral issues of our time. " Approximately twenty students comprised the club s membership. Due to the solely didactic format of the club no officers as such were elected. At the outset, Mr. McMahon stated, " One of the primary goals of this club is to educate students regarding con¬ troversial issues not discussed in the classroom. In keeping with this state¬ ment the club explored the following topics: the racial situation in South Africa; civil rights in Latin America; the nuclear arms race; and two here¬ tofore untouched subjects, sanctuary- immigration in America and the con¬ flict in Northern Ireland. Members of the club expressed their feelings regarding their involve¬ ment. Kyung Chang commented, " I feel I have profited greatly from the rare opportunity this club gives me to leam and think about those philos¬ ophies and people around the globe who truly affect the world. " Hong Park stated, " I really enjoy getting the unique perspective on international affairs which only the current events club can give me. " Sponsor McMahon capsulized his beliefs about the club, " We are basi¬ cally there to give the interested stu¬ dent a better understanding of world affairs, and perhaps spark them to take action in some political realm. " Current Events is then a club with a serious purpose to educate and inter¬ est students about the political world surrounding them. James VanOsdol Tom Dallianis West Of Edens Current Events Club 79 Showtime The school year showed increasing interest by a wide range of students in the Niles West Theatre Department. The majority of new¬ comers to the department were the fresh¬ man, who showed some positive signs for the future. There were four shows produced during the school year. The first was " The Pied Piper of Hamelin. " Directed by Cynthia Philbin, the Children s Theatre production told the famil¬ iar tale of a man helping townspeople rid their community of a host of rats. Featured were junior Matthew Winer as the Pied Piper, junior Arthur Tiersky as the greedy mayor, and seniors Abby Ivener and Chris Larkin as young lovers. The student-directed musical followed. " Stop the World, I Want to Get Off!, " directed by senior Rebecca Kolber, told the story of Littlechap, a clown in the circus, who never realizes his mistakes until all he loves leave him through death. Senior Bruce Ramseyer played the unsatisfied Littlechap and sopho¬ more Amy Flack was his wife, Evie. The musical, directed annually by sponsor Robert Johnson, was originally chosen to be " Carousel, " but the director changed his mind and " Godspell " became his new choice. Mr. Johnson has directed the show twice before but stated, " By far this is the best cast I ' ve ever chosen for this production. I would drudge through my school day as an English teacher just to get to the rehearsals for " Godspell. " " Godspell " tells the story of the teachings of Jesus Christ, played by ju¬ nior John Barba. 80 The Children Theater production, " The Pied Piper of Hamelin, " freshman David Winer performs for the first time in front of an audience. Several new actors and actresses were welcom ed into the theater department. Front row: Beth Lichtenstein, Lisa Lasowski. Second row: Andrea Field, Lisa Halliday, Sheri Katz, Adam Telengater, Marcie Mankoff, Kirsten Gieler, Paul Katz, Kevin Steele. Third row: Becky Hansen, Ami Schwartz, Michelle Dayan, Joy Grossberg, May De Las Alas. Fourth row: Arthur Tiersky, Matt Winer, Chris Larken, Jeremiah Voris, Dave Ivezic, Dave Hansen, Sam Volchenboum, Rebecca Kolber, Alyssa Tadelman. Theater Department Front row: Amy Flack, Katie Bom, Debbie Rubin, Lisa La¬ sowski, Wendy Doyle, Dave Hansen, Bruce Ramseyer. Sec¬ ond row: Rebecca Kolber, Alison Brooks, Joy Grossberg, Michelle Dayan, Fritzie Repique, Roselle Olea, Adam Te¬ lengater, Tricia Hoo Chung, Paul Katz, Kevin Steele, Kir¬ sten Gieler, Pascale Trouillot. Third row: Sheri Katz, An¬ drea Field, Laila Stein, Amy Roma, Carl Helwing, May De Las Alas, Alyssa Tadelman, Beth Lichtenstein, Melinda Hepner, Marcie Mankoff, Dave Winer, Chris Larkin. Fourth row: Pam Katsules, Jackie Schauwecker, Lisa Halliday, Sherri Miller, Yuri Keegstra, Ami Schwartz, Becky Hansen, Sam Volchenboum, Jeremiah Voris, Dave Ivezic, Adam Zimmerman, Merav Tsubely, Matt Winer, Arthur Tiersky. With riot only adding color and ex¬ citement to our halftime games, but also in parades, the color guard competes in many tournaments. The color guard has joined with north becom¬ ing Panache. The color guard, through their visual synchronated patterns, enhanced the music played during marching competitions. These girls believe practice makes perfect. flying colors With twelve national and local competi¬ tions, the new competition color guard, " Pa¬ nache ' had a busy year. Formed from the regular color guards of Niles West and North, Panache is somewhat of a mix between the traditional color guard outfit, with rifles and flags, and a dance troupe. As band director William Koch put it, " It ' s the best of both worlds! " Panache founder Koch has taught drill de¬ sign and spoken on the benefits of competi¬ tion color guard at such places as Northeas¬ tern and Roosevelt Universities. Mis field of expertise is ostensibly in the different areas of marching band, of which the color guard is included. Commented Koch, " Marching band has just been emerging as a dominant force in the last five years, and universities are even giving scholarships to those who join their marching-band programs. Because of the knowledge and experience acquired here at Niles West, many students have been able to join college marching bands and enjoy the travel benefits of those bands right away. " Panache, under the instruction of Debbie Wiles, provided a unique opportunity to Niles West studen ts. Very few high schools in the nation have competition color guards, and color guard classes comparable to those of¬ fered at Niles West aren ' t normally available at universities. In this, its first year. Panache also had to overcome the inadequate amount of money it was budgeted, through extensive fundraising. As Band director Koch recognized, however, it was well worth it. When asked why more schools don ' t have competition color guards, Koch responded, " Competition color guard is an integral part of my program; most direc¬ tors aren ' t aware of the benefits it offers to the students or to the over-all band program. " Mark Gussin Standing: Tracy Kozil, Laura Baurichas, Tracy Lebrum, Gina Whalen, Julie Cook. Floor: Kathy Schroeder, Jeane Nowikowski. Color Guard 81 MHS: Crusading for charity The national Honor Society differs from other clubs in that it is a philanthropically oriented club which restricts its membership to students who are leaders in both the academic and extra curricular life of the school. The civic- minded nature of the club is emphasized by its sponsor, Mrs. Linda Horowitz, who stated, " The purpose of this club is to provide an arena in which students can do good deeds and help needy organizations and causes. " Forty-five students comprised the club ' s membership. Of these 45, Sam Volchenboum was elected president; Tania Lee acted as vice-president; Rachel Oliker was the club ' s secretary; and Matthew Klapman served as treasur¬ er. At the outset, Mrs. Horwitz stated, " We intend to partici¬ pate in more activities than ever before. " This goal was realized by the club ' s involvement in numerous activities, including: an interscholastic volleyball tournament, a snackbar sale, a visit to hospitalized children on Hallow¬ een, a canned food drive, a food drive, a visit to the elder¬ ly, sponsorsip of spelling bees for local junior high schools, and the collection of donations for the Crusade of Mercy. Members of the club expressed their feelings regarding their involvement in HHS. Senior Bryan Wada commented, " The activities we do in HHS are pursued vigorously. Whether their results are immediate or more subtle, just knowing that everything we do will do some good makes a person feel satisfied. " Leah Seef stated, " HHS gives me a chance to help people in the community who are less fortunate than myself. " Sponsor Horowitz summed up her feelings about the club by observing, " Working with HHS is an extremely rewarding experience. These talented young people have given freely of their time and energy to help others. " This is the core of the national Honor Society, gifted students contributing their time and abilities for worthy causes. Tom Dallianis Casa Central Devoted to helping others, the Spanish Honor Society spent much time organizing an eventful, and a most memorable year. They joined the Spanish Club on their trip to Casa Central, participated in International night and had various dinners at fine Spanish Restaurants. Sponsor Mrs. Lopez commented, " I feel proud to be the sponsor of the Spanish Honor Society. These students are the most outstanding ones in our department because they are truly dedicated to studying Spanish and to becoming ac¬ quainted with the Spanish culture. " Senior member De- pak Sathy concluded, " Hot only does the Spanish Honor Society give me a chance to help people who need it, but it also enhances my knowledge of the Spanish culture and their way of life. " Patty Tzortzis Front Row: Jordan Borak, Sung Kim, Tania Lee, Leah Seef, Rachel Oliker, natalie Meydbray, Johanna Pelos. Second Row: Depak Sathy, Lisa Lar¬ son, Darryl Stern. Third Row: Steve Kim, Bryan Wada, HeeJai Kwon, Susanne Davis, Un Joo Choi, nancy Qoren, Lisa Friedman, Istina Mor- ariu, Marina Fialko, Caress Calara, Jeanie Ahn, Syed Husain. Back Row: J.J. McCulloh, Andy Sprogis, Dita Jusufi, Greg Czernik, Michele Wein¬ berg, Young Wang, Matt Klapman, Sam Volchenboum, Erica Taras- chewsky, Ann Hartman. Senior Evelina Stipisic takes time out to put those " Finishing touches on her paper. The cafeteria proved to also be a place to study, not only a place to eat. Front Row: Chittukkala Sabapathy, Susanne Davis, Leah Seef, Rachel Oliker, Michele Weinberg. Back Row: Istina Morariu, Jeanie Ahn, Un Joo Choi, Haney Goren, Lisa Larson, Depak Sathy, Jordan Borak, Sam Vargh- ese. national Honor Society Spanish Honor Society Taking time out from class, Mr. Bloom is helping senior liollie Sobel. Extra help is given from every teacher, when they are asked, of course. Senior Mike Battaglia takes advantage of the Annex s resources. The Annex provides a quiet, relaxing reading place for students who want to just kick back and enjoy their free time. Clubs 83 Korean Club formed A desire to explore the Korean cul¬ ture, to grow as individuals within a group to achieve a feeling of responsi¬ bility and leadership brought 48 Kore¬ an students together to form the Ko¬ rean Club. Sponsor Angela Graham stated, " Both established Korean - Americans who wish to Know more about Korean culture and language, and recently arrived Korean immi¬ grants who can share their back¬ grounds and leam to adapt to Ameri¬ can ways comprise the Korean Club membership. " President Steve Kim and Vice-Presi¬ dent Ester Bae led the group through various activities. The Korean Associ¬ ation Volleyball Tournament proved to be a fun and charitable event. An¬ other event involved entertaining Ko¬ rean senior citizens, with the enter¬ tainment provided by club members. Other unique events included car washes, Tae Kwon Do classes, and the club ' s participation in Internation¬ al night. Senior member Brian Yoo explained the purpose of the club when he stated. Through every activ¬ ity I have learned a little something about Korea and Koreans. ' ' Hong Park agreed by saying, " This club has enriched my mind and has given me more knowledge of my Korean cul¬ ture. " Jordan Meyerovitz Chinese Club follows suit From authentic Chinese cooking to spirited Chinese songs, the newborn Chinese Club was actively involved in numerous events in its first year. Sponsor Carol Simone and 26 mem¬ bers participated in fund raisers, prac¬ ticed martial arts, " adopted " an Afri¬ can child, and learned about the art of Chinese painting techniques. Club member Daniel Lee stated, " The Chi¬ nese Club is a place of enjoyment and entertainment that also gives a sense of commitment and accomplish¬ ment. " Simone added, " The mem¬ bers of this club thoroughly enjoy be¬ ing together, planning activities, prac¬ ticing their songs and dances, and seeing each others accomplishments. This is a terrific club! " In addition to promoting friend¬ ships and spreading awareness of the Chinese culture to Asian-Americans, the Chinese Club also provided aid to newly-arrived Chinese students. Through its accomplishments the Chinese Club fulfilled its promise to be active during its first year of growth. Front row: Hyung II Bae, JaeWoo Jeong, Leo Rhee, Hannah Yoo, Connie Choi. OK Kyung, Dina Seung. Second row: Mrs. Graham, Choi Min Pak, Sung Soo Kim, Han Kim, Jim Han, James Lee, HakJoon Kang, Chris Kim, Ji Bae, John Chun, Sue Chung, Hyung Cho, Sae Bum, Third row: Steve Yu, Hong Park, Kyung Chang, Harry Yoon, Steve Kim, Sung Kim, Agnes Lee, Kathy Yim, Jung Hwang Back row: Jennifer Lee, Grace Kim, Hyung Mi Bae. v « Korean Club President Steve Kim prepares his agenda for today ' s meeting. A new club at West, the Korean Club provides a cultural outlet. Thinking about ways to make the Chinese Club even better, soph omore Corinna Law puts in the extra effort. Front row: Christine Hsing, Dee Dee Hsing, Tricia Hoo-Chung. Middle row: Ms. Simone, Jeannie Linangkul, Cornelia Lee, Amy Fan, Judy Hsu, Sharon Huang. Back row: Corinna Law, Michael Yu, Daniel Lee, Henry Chen, Tom Sek. Jordan Meyerovitz 84 Korean Club Chinese Club Front Row: Jacqueline Lamanna, Michele Weinberg, Rachel Oliker, Mar¬ sha Chang, Sharon Huang. Back Row: Eric Chern, Tina Gonzales, Chris Samuel, Eileen Deano, Jean Yoo, Susan Quach. A group of Spanish Club students join together to review their ideas. The Spanish Club gives students the opportunity of exploring a culture differ¬ ent from their own. La cultura de Espana Exciting, interesting, and always fun, the German Club experienced another successful year. Under the leader¬ ship of Mark Gussin, president; HeeJai Kwon, vice presi¬ dent; Erika Taraschewsky, treasurer; and Karen Janessa, secretary, the Club pursued its purpose of experiencing traditions of the German culture, rioted Club sponsor George Brink, " We have a nice group of students- it is very gratifying working with them. " The German Club prides itself on its annual day in Ger¬ mantown. Other Club activities included various fund¬ raisers, attending a Sting soccer game, and helping out with the school ' s German exchange program. Capturing the essence of the German Club, member Christina Holler observed, " The German Club is a great opportunity for people, who otherwise wouldn ' t experience German cul¬ ture, to participate in activities with a German background and theme. " Mark Gussin " Gut " , traditional fun The purpose of the Spanish Club was to enrich the Spanish program by giving the students the opportunity of participating in cultural activities available in the commu¬ nity, outside of class. The sponsors were Olga Georgiev and Trudy O Reilly. O ' Reilly states, " It is the students ' club and we give them as much support as we can. " Many exciting trips and activities were planned. For ex¬ ample, they visited the Children of Casa Central in order to give them a Valentine party, they held a dinner at a Spanish restaurant, and some juniors and seniors attend¬ ed the Spanish immersion weekend in Wisconsin. Fun¬ draisers were also held in order to raise money for San Salvador and the Mexican relief. The club was led by President Michele Weinberg and vice-president Rachel Oliker. " Spanish Club helps you leam a different culture; not only a different language, " stated member Susan Quach. Caryn Berk, Amy Fullett, and Traci Dreier Spanish Club German Club 85 Francey Sch- mancey The French Club ' s 25 members along with sponsor Mrs. Loughran, had an active but fun year. First, there was a fundraiser in the fall, selling as¬ sorted candies in cut-glass contain¬ ers. In February, members watched a French movie, and in March, they all trekked to downtown Chicago to visit the Art Institute. All members joined the French Club because of their common inter¬ est in learning more about the French culture. The members met on Wednesdays after s chool to plan ac¬ tivities, and discuss possible field trips. The officers responsible for the club ' s smooth organization were President Mary Pobol, Vice-President Devra Resnick, Secretary Leonid Ay- zenberg, and Treasurer Lisa Fried¬ man. These four helped to keep the meetings operating without mishap throughout the whole year. Christine Kim Is raeli fun If you asked a member of this club what " SHALOM " meant, no doubt about it, they would answer correctly. Yes, these members belong to the Is¬ raeli Club. The purpose of the Israeli Club is to explore in depth the Israeli culture and history while having fun and meeting new people in the pro¬ cess. This year ' s board of directors were: David Wallerstein, president; David Meltz, vice president; Michelle Weberman, secretary; and Karla Du- bey and Ellen Epstein, treasurers. Be¬ sides becoming cultured this year, the members of the club also became chefs. A bake sale was held at the snack bar. " We plan to donate most of the money made to charities con¬ nected with Israel ' said Senior David Wallerstein. The Israeli club also held its annual Chanukah party. Senior Steve Reitman stated, " The Israeli Club is an excellent way for people to come together to leam about Juda¬ ism, help needy Jewish people, and have a really good time. " Front row: Tracy Feldman. Second row: Linda Choi, Helen Vayzman, Lisa Friedman, Ali Kwon, Rachel Posner, Devra ResnicK, Christina Gabriel, Ansa Qureshi. Third row: Mike Tipescu. Vice President David Meltz and President David Wallerstein show their Israeli spirit by waving the Israeli flag. Front row: Steve Reitman, David Meltz, Michelle Goldberg, Michelle Reitman. Back row: Dr. Miron, Lenny Katz, David Wallerstein, Susanne Davis, Elaine Barrington, Michelle Weberman, Jinjer Brody, Devra Resnick, Dana Shapiro. 86 French lsraeli Club David Wallerstein Even with his busy schedule. President Andreas Papadakis still finds time to smile for the camera. Busy schedules and filled up calendars were all a part of the whole year. Front row: Laura Bourikas, Patty Tzortzis, Tom Anifiotis, Susan Bezanes, Maria Lereno, Helen Ress, Jana Marinakis, Sophia Psyhogios, Desey Tziortzis, Andreas Limber. Back row: Andreas Papada¬ kis, Sam Kaltourmidis, Tom Hicolaou, Andrew Eb, Themis Vlahos, Demetrios Limber, Frank Psyhogios, Georgia Tsoulos. Greek Power The Hellenic Club, five years strong, is growing even stronger. Mrs. Panos, a teacher from niles north, sponsors this exciting group of students. " The Hellenic Club is where Greek and in some cases, non-Greek students can meet and discuss this exotic culture, their heritage, participate in activities, and just have fun ' stated President Andrea Papadakis. Other officers in¬ cluded Vice-president and secretary Demetrios Limberopoulos, and trea¬ surer Andreas Limberopoulos. The thirty-five members met and dis¬ cussed their ideas two or three times a month. They held an annual dinner at Myk¬ onos Restaurant, participated in Inter¬ national Might, and most importantly, they raised money for Kalamata, a city in Greece that was recently struck by a most terrifying and damaging earthquake. The Hellenic Club is something 1 just recently became in¬ terested in because it brings teen¬ agers of the same culture together. It makes me proud that we sponsor a Hellenic Club, considering the many schools that have seemed to have overlooked its importance to the stu¬ dents and to the school, " replied ju¬ nior Simeon Kaltourmidis. Patty Tzortzis Hellenic Club 87 Front row: Jesse Leader, Tracy Pecs, Chris Rolf, Ruth Bloom, Jackie Schauwecker, Grace Diaz. Second row: Helen Ress, Gloria Catanese, Leyla Arsan, Jana Marina kis, Leslie Epstein, Yvonne Barazi, Lori UtanofT, Eric Hayes. Third row: Karen Hoesen, Anne Pullano, Julie Mizock, Dana Mohrelein, Marci Aronesti, Tina Park, Daphne Mazarakis, Hadzija Cobalovic, Amy Borys, Jim nikolakakis, Richard Yang. Early enthusiasm Although freshmen were just starting their high school careers, they were not about to let a moment of it go to waste. In the fall. Freshman Cabinet participated in the sale of Homecoming buttons and built a float for the Homecoming parade. Led by President Brian Marcus and Vice-President Layla Arsan, they also planned many other activities, including a Chocolate Lovers ' Bake Sale and a re¬ creational event with Miles Morth. To its advantage, the Cabinet had an unusually large membership and they were ready to take part in anything. The class of 1990 was sponsored by Miss Zucker, who claimed, " This is the most enthusi¬ astic, creative group of freshmen that I have worked with. ' ' In addition to leading the freshman class activities. Cabinet mem¬ bers had fun and met a lot of new people. Cabinet member Yvonne Barazi explained, " It ' s a great way to meet students from other schools, especially when you ' re a freshman and you don ' t know a lot of people. " If the class of 1990 is this enthusiastic as freshmen, just wait until they are seniors! Ivy Kron Examining shoes has always been a highly regarded, serious discus¬ sion in Freshman Cabinet, as these students demonstrate. The orga¬ nization accomplished quite a lot in the shoe exchange topic. 88 Freshman Cabinet An awesome year Even with their busy schedules, sophomores Hilary Kaden and Elyse Decker still find time to smile for the camera. Sophomore cabinet members develop lifelong friendships with oth¬ er members. Sophomore Cabinet has had a busy schedule experimenting with new ideas, and getting to know their new sponsor, chief of security Jim Puff. Mr. Puff said of his new role at West, " I am new as a sponsor and have found a real great group of people to work with in Sophomore Cabinet. ' ' A few of the activities and fundraisers Cabinet sponsored were the Prosh- Soph Mixer, a lip-sync contest, and a bake sale. President Megan Goldish commented on the year ' s activities, " We attempted a lot of activities. Some didn ' t work as participation wasn ' t very high. The ones that did work, however, went well and everyone had fun! " The Cabinet ' s 45 members are already looking toward their junior year, and hope the many activities carried out will help with the expensive cost of organizing prom. Megan Goldish, along with the rest of the executive board. Vice President Christine Kim, Secretary Ivy Kron, and Treasurer Mindy Gross- berg, are expecting the class of 89 ' s school spirit to increase with graduation only two years away. Mindy Grossberg concluded, " Sophomore Cabinet has expanded in ideas, size and school spirit. This year has been awesome! ' Christine Kim Sophomore members gather around Mr. Puff to discuss their latest ideas. Much cooperation is needed to make things work, but as always, members find time to laugh also. front Row: Hannah Yoo, May Yung, Ivy Kron, Christine Kim, Megan Gol dish, Mindy Grossberg. Mr. Puff. Second Row: Ji Bae, Estelle Nikolakakis, Stacy Lutz, Sandi Jaggi, Linda Theotokatos, Dawn Rugendorf, Rachel Posner, Danielle Singer, Hilary Kaden, Elyse Decker, Lisa Vetra, Lisa Virchinsky. Third row Ansa Qureshi, fehlyn Tulen, Sameena Shariff, Connie Choi, Jennifer Rhee, Amy Lee, Jeannie Choi, Leanne Statland, Julie Remke, Dollie Esponosa, Suzanne Covington, Melanie Soriano, Tammy Kramer, Suzanne Bezanes, Allison Presley. Back row: Corin Gagliardi, Susan Lieberman, Mancy Penn. Sophomore Cabinet 89 Getting the jobs done If you want to join a club that gets involved. Junior Class Cabinet is for you. Consisting of approximately 20 volunteers from the class of ' 88, Cabi¬ net helped unify the students, and make school a " funner ' ' place to be. The officers elected for the junior class were President Benjamin Malkin and Vice-President Greg Rudin. " Our main objective was to plan and organize the annual Junior-Sen¬ ior Prom, stated Malkin. Since a pro¬ ject like this is so expensive, many fundraisers were held throughout the year, including a jumbo cookie sale and numerous Tootsie Pop sales. Also, Junior Cabinet sponsored the ever-popular Battle of the Bands. Amy Chertow commented, " We all worked really hard together to get the job done, and it sure showed. Anne Liosatos Front Row: Marc Feinberg, Jinger Brody, Cathy Smith, Ben Yoshen, Stephani Gold, Karin Janessa. Back row: hong Park, Karin Orsic, Anne Liosatos, Monica Uhm, Anup Sathy, Bryan Mittleman, Tom Mazarakis, Mrs. Horowitz. Sorting holiday cards, juniors Karin Orsic, Monica Uhm, and Jinger Brody work hard on their fundraiser. The Junior Cabinet spent much of the year raising money for Prom 87. Juniors Stephanie Gold and Karin Janessa are working hard in Junior Cabinet. Their holiday card sales must have profited largely for them to wear such big smiles. Junior cabinet member Bryan Mittleman care¬ fully checks over the holiday cards. Much time and effort was put into organizing this fun¬ draiser. 90 Junior Cabinet First row: Elaine Barrington, Devra Resnick. Second row: Theresa Sloma, Evelyn Winandi, Michele Maltezos, Chris Samuel. Third row: Chris Ross. Fourth row: Gary Williams, Richard Friedman, Andy Sprogis, Michael Phillips. Fifth row: Dana Shapiro, Craig Keer, Diane Smason, Jenny Plukarski, Scott Mandl, Adam Mizock. Sixth row: Allison Rosen, Katie Kelly, Renee LeComte, Julie hart- man. Seventh row: Michele Feinberg, Bonnie Kaiser, Patricia Ker- stein. Senior cabinet sets pace The members of Senior Cabinet had worked to¬ gether for three or four years, and by senior year, knew how to put together an activity and make it work. As Vice-President, James Van Osdoi stated, " We had a rip roarin ' fun time this year. Our events were successful and the kids were just great. " Toward the beginning of the year, they sponsored a volleyball tournament, in which only seniors partici¬ pated. The tournout was great and everyone had fun. Around Christmas time, they chose to make a visit to Hull House, an orphanage. They presented the children with gifts, played games, and even had a Santa Claus ' to hear their wishes. Both the kids and members enjoyed it. Senior Elaine Barrington felt, " It was an experience I ' ll never forget. Everyone had a great time. " Along with many taffy apples and bake sales, the cabinet planned a Battle of the Bands, in which stu¬ dents involved in a band of their own got their band to play in front of the school and gave a " mock " concert to earn more money to achieve their two goals: to be able to pay for a huge senior issue of the school newspaper and to buy a senior gift like no other class had presented to the school before. Senior Cabinet came up with new and exciting ideas at every productive meeting. The year was filled with novel ideas that were appreciated by all classes. Julie Hartman Senior Dita Jusufi is taking money from senior David Zazra for a taffy apple. Senior cabinet sold them to sponsor a Holiday party at the Mull house. Senior Cabinet 91 Unity provides success The name says it all. Student Un¬ ion ' s main ingredient is unity. Stu¬ dents from all four class levels work together to plan activities for the whole school to participate. Student Union s largest task was planning Homecoming. " The Wonder¬ ful World of Disney ' ' was the theme of the week. For the First time, the class cabinets helped out with the planning of the activities. Union, though, made most of the general decisions and came up with the ideas. The whole week was very successful. " From pep rallies to the dance, everything turned out great. " commented Union officer Elaine Barri ngton. Another first in Union history was a male president. For the first time ever a guy led the Union. President Andy Sprogis liked the idea of being the first male president. " I think even more guys should be involved in the planning of school activities, " said Sprogis. Devra Resnik Front Row: Christine Kim, Elaine Barrington, Devra Resnik, Michele Feinberg, Mollie Sobel, Dena Abrams, Janna Marinakis, Yvonne Bazari, Karin Much, Karen Noesen. Second Row: Diane Smason, Craig Keer, Ben Yashon, Mindy Qrossberg, Benji Malkin, Megan Goldish, Cindy Ratnow, Danielle Singer, Bonnje Kaiser, Lula Jusufi, Ann Pullano. Back Row: Richard Friedman, Dale Sherman, Andy Sprogis, James VanOsdol, Greg Czernik, David Zazra, Mina Leininger, Evelyn Winandi. Officers: Front Row: Michele Feinberg. Back Row: Elaine Barrington, Andy Sprogis, Devra Resnik. 92 Student Union Student Union members hollie Sobel, Elaine Barrington, Michele Maltezos, Rich Friedman, and Andy Sprogis smile to possible customers deciding to buy tickets for Benfest. Improving conditions Student government ' s legislative group, the Student Senate, found its year filled with all of its usual respon¬ sibilities, as well as at least one very important new one-evaluation of the Closed Hallway System, from the stu¬ dents point of view. Speaking about the traditional role of Senate, President Mike Phillips stat¬ ed that, " Student Senate aims to im¬ prove conditions for the students, not byplanning dances and events which we think will be " fun ' but by address¬ ing issues of policy and petitioning for changes when the policy seems to be unjust or unfair ' Senate ' s method for improving conditions comes in the form of a " motion ' - a formal request for change that is written by a Senate member, is discussed, amended if necessary, and voted upon by the Senate, and, if approved, sent to the Administration for action. Other responsibilities of the Senate included the running of freshman elections, development of the " meet the Board ' and the evaluation of the Closed Hallway System. In the words of Vice-President Mark Qussin, " The greatest thing about Student Senate is that it gives the stu¬ dents a chance to take part in the de¬ velopment and revision of the policies that affect them most. ' ' And that it does. Seniors Craig Keer and James VanOsdol are selling taffy apples in order to support their club. As you can see, Keer is already enjoying their sales. Dale Sherman Student Senate 93 Editors: Leah Seef, Jill Hedrich, Gina Lee, Mark Gussin, Rachel Green¬ span, Estelle Nikolakakis, Patty Tzortzis, Dale Sherman, Elliott Baretz. Yearbookers balance year " Yearbook Production is a creative, challenging, and demanding course. Students must be willing to spend much time beyond the forty minute class period to pro¬ duce a quality book ' stated sponsor Jerome Orr. The theme of the 1987 yearbook, A Question of Balance, truly characterized the staff. Editors and reporters worked to¬ gether to create a memorable publication. Hours spent agonizing over pictures and copy turned into pages that came alive with details of the year. Without the dedication of the entire staff. Spectrum never could have been com¬ pleted. Finally, in Mid-March, when every cropper was broken, every wax pencil lost, every picture torn, and ev¬ ery sticker, layout paper and copy sheet used, everyone breathed a sigh of relief. t Front Row: Estelle Mikolakakis, Patty Tzortzis, Dale Sherman, Elaine Barrington, Melaine Miller, Amy Cozza, Jill liedrich, Leah Seef. Second Row: Tom Dallianis, Eric Litt, David Wallerstein, Jeannine DiModica, Li- lianna Williamson, Christine Kim, Gina Lee. Back Row: Mark Gussin, Mike Russo, Rachel Greenspan, Anne Liosatos, James VanOsdol, B. J. Miller, Devra Resnick, Elliott Baretz, Julie Hartman, Johanna Pelos, Mr. Orr. Leah Seef Mr. Orr points out Caryn Berk ' s grammatical error. Amy Fullett and Traci Dreier watch closely to make sure they don t make the same mistake. 94 The Spectrum staff checks over the new layouts, while Mr. Orr makes sure there are no errors. Marc Adriani listens carefully as Mr. Orr explains the importance of the layout. The training class spends much time designing layouts. The training class works diligently to complete their assignments. Writing copy is one of the many required activities. Front Row: Marc Fienberg, Larry Mills. Second Row: Johanna Pelos, Mike Navdala, Diane Smason, Haney Qoren. Third Row: Jeff AltschuL John Lally, Bryan Mittleman, Dessie Atsaves, Mike Phillips. West word image Changing its image with a new nameplate and page size. West Word provided its readers cover¬ age of the major school happenings from the closed halls controversy to the Flutie football scandal. Under the leadership of editor-in-chief Diane Smason, the staff published Fifteen quality is¬ sues including the winter holiday special and the traditional senior publication. " Despite our small staff, we worked well together under great pressure and strict deadlines ' stated Smason. Highlights of the year included a special field trip to Chanute Air Force Base with Sergeant Brian Farbelow, pepperoni pizza parties and re¬ ceiving the Medalist rating with All American Honors from Colombia Scholastic Press Associ¬ ation. Nancy Qoren 96 West Word Catching a glimpse of their latest issue. West Word staff members senior Johanna Pelos, and juniors Larry Mills and Marc Fienberg smile satisfactorily. Two weeks of hard work and dedication have obviously produced a good product. Engaged in a brainstorming huddle are West Word staff members Dessie Atsaves and Larry Mills. A creative session such as this helps to improve the quality of articles. Cadets in training from the West Word staff salute the wonderful experience of being chosen to visit Chanute Air Force Base in downstate RantouL II. The West Word staffers learned a lot about the mili¬ tary and themselves on the trip. w Showing great compassion for all forms of life, philan¬ thropist, senior James VanOsdol, comforts ugly animal Alf. Alf stars in an uproarious TV sitcom of the same name. West Word 97 Sponsors Carl Qeis, Faith Shapiro, and senior Fred Pyter listen intensively as a fellow member states an opinion. Cooperation aided in the club ' s success. To sum it up . . Over the years, the Math Team has expanded its num¬ ber of participants and its involvement in competitions. The club ' s membership comprised 50-75 members which included a healthy mix of freshmen, sophomores, and upperclassmen. " I believe that problem solving is one of the most important aspects of modem mathematics, therefore it is extremely rewarding for me to be able to be involved in an activity which has at its core teaching our students this important skill, " observed one of the team ' s sponsors. " Unlike many other clubs in which one does nothing or relatively little, the Math Team gives me an opportunity to expand my horizons by learning some math and having a good time, " stated Junior member Alex Tzortzis. Junior Fernando Fen commented, " The Math Team is really a unique club. It serves as a supplement to my math classes and provides a competitive, yet enjoyable atmosphere for learning math which 1 have found nowhere else. " Front row: Rachel Oliker, Jeanie Ahn, Sou-Pan Wu, Darryl Stern, Mrs. Shapiro. Second row: Mr. Qeis, Alek Tziortzis, Isam Makhlouf, Rob Liou, Mike Out, Fred Pyter, Fred Delphin. That ' s some competition! How do Miles West students Find an outlet for their aca¬ demic talent? Joining the Academic Competition Club, otherwise known as the Academic Bowl Team, is one way. Sponsored by Carl Qeis and Faith Shapiro, the Academic Competition Club includes students who excel in aca¬ demic subjects. " You really see quality students in this club, " stated Mr. Qeis. The club ' s plans included an 1HSA sponsored competition, and next year a national champi¬ on will be chosen. This shows how much the Academic Competition Club has progressed throughout the years. Presently, the club consists of twelve members, but with recognition, the club hopes that more quality students will consider this to be a favorable pasttime. As one member of this academic club, senior Fred Pyter stated, " It ' s a strange amalgam of Trivial Pursuit, Jeopardy, and every AP exam known to man. It ' s really a challenge! " Ali Kwon Tom Dallianis 98 Math Team Academic Competition front Row: Diane Smason, Jinjer Brody, Michele feinberg, hollie Sobel, Christine Kim Second Row: Beth Milstein, Rachel Posner, Helen Vayz- man, Michelle Reitman, Marija Popovic Third Row: Jay Swidler, Steve Rosen, Bryan Mittelman, Mark Schusteff, Jeannie Kim fourth Row: Mr. Puff, Stephanie Pritzker, Michelle Weberman, Amy Chertow, Sue Chung, Carol Paek, Mindy Grossberg, Magdalene Armonis, Gail Gutterman DUI: S.A.D.D. but true Members of SADD not only fight against drunk driving, but also develop new friendships while doing so. Senior Michele feinberg and junior Jin jer Brody realize that clubs are a great way to meet people and become involved. Public awareness of drunk driving has increased, thanks to participation and pubicity of S.A.D.D., Students Against Driving Drunk. Sponsor Jim Puff commented, " I was im¬ pressed with the number of students this year who signed up for S.A.D.D, and showed an interest in wanting to tell others about the dangers of drunk driving. " S.A.D.D. con¬ sisted of 180 members, including the five officers: Co- Presidents Diane Smason and Michele Feinberg; Vice- President Jinjer Brody; Secretary Chris Samuel; and Trea¬ surer Danielle Chams. This dedicated group sponsored a variety of activities. Movies about Driving Under the Influence were shown in the cafeteria, and a " totaled " car rested on the front lawn during prom to remind everyone not to drink and drive. A S.A.D.D. meeting was filmed by Group W Cable to inform those outside Miles West of the dangers of driving drunk. The main goal of the Miles West S.A.D.D. Chapter was to make students more aware of DUI, and the effect it has on today ' s youth. Christine Kim stated, " S.A.D.D. is a great way to leam, and to tell others about the dangers of DUI. " As sophomores Megan Goldish and Mindy Grossberg plainly put it, " S.A.D.D. can save your life! " Christine Kim Junior Bryan Mittelman states his opinions on drunk driving to fellow SADD members. Individual opinions and ideas are openly discussed at meetings. SADD 99 100 Leading the way Helping other students improve their fitness and physical skills was only one goal of the Leaders P.E. pro¬ gram. Leaders was a group of 151 members who had the opportunity to test individual leadership and teach their peers. One member, Dora Con¬ nell stated, " Leaders is really a lot of fun. You leam how to be responsible for other gym classes as well as help out the P.E. teachers conduct class. " The sponsors of the Leaders pro¬ gram were Mr. Bill Schnurr and Ms. Lee Heeren, who agreed that Leaders was beneficial to both students and teachers. " The most rewarding part of our job is to see students working to¬ gether for self-improvement and to see students giving up their own time to help someone else, " Coach Schnurr explained. Sophomore Carl Helwing agreed, saying, " Leaders is such an experience. It s fun, challeng¬ ing and encouraging. " Estelle nikolakakis Michael Russo Front Row: Ken Smith, Randy Feldman, John Liu, Matt Karlesky, Matt Odirakallu mkal, Marc Bechar, Jason Burk, Rory Seleman, Derek Pedraza, Bobby Pine Second Row: Rob Mandell, hector Sanchez, Brian Mansen, Brett Youstra, Tony Stegich, Jason Qelber, Greg Schott, Jay Rosenbaum, Mikhail Lyubansky Third Row: Tony Klancnik, Matt Nowikowski, Bert Mohrdieck, Calvin Ramseyer, Andy LaLiberty, Owen Masterton, James Lee, Dennis Hoelzel, Coach Schnurr. Leaders Gym In Leaders Gym students learn both athletic skills and responsibility. Mere junior Linda Steiner reaches out to catch a pass from senior Kim Kassel. Front Row: Dana Vance, Dora Connell, Jennifer nelson, Alison Brooks, Evie Murgas, Elizabeth Stipisic, Kelly Cordes, Susan Rubenstein, Julie Wozniak. Second Row: Julie Cho, Sabina Puthus- seril, Kathy Brophy, Linda Steiner, Mindy Shiffman, Sarah Kim, Gail Dennis, Debbie Berman, Lalaine Valignota, Gail Gutterman. Back row: Christine Milewski, Ann Valenti, Bernadeth Dangui- lan, Carolyn Seung, Julie Daehler, Lori Yetter, Julie Hedrick, Debbie Rubin, Tina Gonzales, Emil} Yep, Kim McAllister. Front Row: Dana Shapiro, Toni Hong, Karla Hellestrae, Jenny Stellar, Lynn Piper. Second row: Michelle Hogg, Marie Tulen, Tracy Feldman, Stacy Valavanis. Sandra Londono. Third row: Kathy Cote, Chris Ross, Coach Meyer, Diane Field, HeeJai Kwon. Senior Sandra Londono gets ready to hit the birdy. Badminton is a great source of exercise and enjoyment. Outlining the day ' s itinerary for P.E., juniors Gail Dennis, Gail Gutter- man, and instructor Ms. Heeren prepare for a game of volleyball. Competitive games such as volleyball add to the spirit of Leaders Gym. Leaders Gym 101 Front row: Istina Morariu, Rachel Oliker, Natalie Meydbray, Leonid Ayzen- berg, Greg Rosow. Second row: Miss Klinger, Cecile Yoon, Leah Seef, Darryl Stem. Seniors Rachel Oliker and Leah Seef compare notes before studying for an exam. Although both girls are tutors, they find time to lend each other a helping hand. Tutors Cecile Yoon and Istina Morariu share an extra moment together while waiting for their students. Members of the Tutors Club play an important role in helping other students in need. 102 Tutors Club Tutors to the rescue! Students who are failing or having problems in a certain subject often seek the Tutors Club for help. Governed by the five-member board, the club said that their main activity was tutoring students who needed help in any subject. Sponsor Terese Klinger, Spanish teacher, stated, ' The student tu¬ tors give generously of their time, even staying after school . their service and contribution to their fellow students is commendable. ' ' Lisa Baum, the scheduling officer for the organization expressed, " I like to tutor because I enjoy helping people. I get a good feeling inside when I help someone learn or understand something. ' ' Sophomore Mick Stratigakes receives aid from his tutor, senior Leah Seef. Reviewing homework assignments with his tutor helped Stratigakes to improve his grade. Carol Paek Lisa Kreher Doreen Kestler Sometimes it is helpful for s tudents to take time out from studying to relax awhile. Senior natalie Meydbray temporarily puts her mind at ease and joins in a conversation. Front Row: Coach James Batts, Xyla Qatilao, Jane Martinez, Shirley Choi, Tim Paek, Ken Zeff, David Lieb, Marcia Tiersky, Greg Rosow, Coach Scott Durschlag. Second row: Johanna Pelos, Yeon Kim, Eric Elmer, nicoletta Harris, Betsy Smith, Jean Lee. Hot pictured: Jeanie Ahn, Suzanne Ahn, Yiwen Chang, and Christina Gabriel. English teacher James Batts dedicates many hours after school to coach Debate mem¬ bers. Sophomore David Lieb and senior Johanna Pelos listen attentively, knowing they will benefit from Batts advice. Freshman Eric Elmer work s diligently to learn the ropes. Although Debate was a new exper¬ ience to many freshmen, they caught on quick¬ ly and had a successful year. 104 Debate Expressing her opinion on a current topic is sophomore Jane Martinez. Members of Debate are encouraged to state and support their point of view on discussed topics. Proving their point The Debate Club is unique from other clubs owing to the fact that it allows the interested student an op¬ portunity to develop his or her foren¬ sic skills by providing a forum for de¬ bate. The club ' s purpose is described by its sponsor, Mr. James Clark Batts, who stated, " The club exists to facili¬ tate students in their speaking and in¬ tellectual skills while also providing a social outlet. ' ' Twenty students comprised the club ' s membership. Of these 20, Jeanie Ahn was president and Greg Rosow was vice-president. As debate is allotted a budget, it is capable of having very few officers. The club had as its intention the goal of being more active. This goal was realized by the club ' s attendance at a great number of tournaments this year. Members of the club expressed their views regarding the club. Presi¬ dent Ahn commented, " Prom my years in debate I have been taught the meaning of commitment and person¬ al sacrifice while reaping great divi¬ dends. " Member Kyung Chang stat¬ ed, " Debate is an activity which re¬ quires both time and commitment, but it has tremendous rewards. " Sponsor Batts capsulized the club ' s essence when he stated, " Debate is an undeniably worthwhile activity which encourages clear analytical thinking and communication skills, nothing can help a student more. " Debate then is a truly purposeful club with a meaningful goal, improving the thinking and forensic abilities of inter¬ ested students. Senior Johanna Pelos examines her notes carefully before an upcoming Debate meet. Pelos may be found in the Engish Resource Center during and after school preparing herself for the next challenge. Tom Dallianis Debate 105 Medical Careers Club members Debbie Virchinsky, Ce- cile Yoon, and a fellow acquaintance smile for the Spec¬ trum photographer. Learning about the human body and its many functions was successfully accomplished by these girls. Advances in Medical Careers The Medical Careers Club involves people who share a common interest in the different fields of medicine. Sponsor Rita Kay, express¬ ing her feelings about the group, stated, " This year we had a large group of enthusias¬ tic and involved students. A common interest in medicine brought us together. The goal of raising money to donate to the American Cancer Society made us successful ' The 15 member group was headed by Co-Presidents Cecile Yoon and Debbie Virchinsky, Vice President Lisa Virchinsky, and Secretary Treasurer Gail Dennis. In addition to sponsor¬ ing the annual Great American Smokeout, the club added to its activities by inviting a trained individual to teach the group CPR. Gail Dennis concluded, " I think that the Medi¬ cal Careers Club was an enjoyable activity because we had fun and learned something to help us in choosing a career in the future ' Richard Schaefer Carrie Hintzke front row: Victor Sagalovsky, Mark Budzik, Larry Davis. Second row: Mr. Rogoski, Young-Sik Wang, Steve Geller, Vincent fang, Aaron Moy Flying high at West Rockets! Aircrafts! Space Travel! All are contained in Aeronautics Club. One of the main purposes of this club was to satisfy the aeronautical interests of the various members. Officers consisted of Vincent Fang, President; Aaron Moy, Vice President; and Dawn Illing, Secretary and Treasurer. " Through the enthusiasm of our members and the ex¬ perience of our officers, we have been able to soar to new heights, " commented Dawn Illing. Some of the challenging experiments included building and flying model aircrafts, they also participated in the Balloon Launch Fund Raiser. Through vastly improved leadership, the members hoped to continue to improve the club. As was best summed up by sponsor Mr. Rogoski, " One of the oldest clubs in school, ... we just keep rolling along. " Julie Wozniak Sophomores Lisa Vetra and Lisa Virchinsky happily display pictures and pamphlets during " Smokeout Week. " Medical Careers Club encouraged and aided smokers to quit smoking. 106 Medical Careers Club Aeronautics Club Front row: Pablo Perez, Joe Born, Seong hee Choi, Lisa Fischbach, Mr. Beeftink, Alyssa Tadelman Picture perfect The Photography Club is designed for students interested in the art of photogra¬ phy. People involved have been extremely active in developing pictures in the dark room. The club was sponsored by Mr. Beef¬ tink, who stated, " The Photography Club is alive and well. We have been spending a great deal of our time teaching students the techniques of developing pictures in the dark room. " Fortunately, the club seems to be expanding more and more each year! Senior Joe Born pampers his equipment in order to take perfect pictures. After all, a picture is worth a thousand words! Photography Club 107 Front row: Sandra Londono, Elaine Barrington, Debra Resnick, Donna Wezio, Nina Leininger, Second row: Anne Liosatos, Carrie Nintzke, Caryn Weiner, Tama Snitovsky, Evelyn Winandi, Third row: Michelle Cohen, Debbie Virchinsky, Anne Humphrey, Goran Lukic, Karin Orsic, Rachel Green¬ span, Tami Moss, Eileen Krehely, Nancy Goren, Mr. David Lee Second year success I Miles West Peer Counseling Student Leader¬ ship Program was set up to provide an opportu¬ nity for students to discuss common issues and concurrent opinions. This was the second year that Peer Counseling had been sponsored. So¬ cial worker David Lee responded, " I ' m happy that this program has been successful. 1 hope it will continue for many years to come. I feel it can be beneficial to any student who is dedicated to the program. " The participating students met once a week after school for an hour. At these meetings, stu¬ dents learned about problem solving, decision making, and group activities and experiences. In addition, the students were prepared to lead their own peer group. In September, home¬ rooms were divided and leaders were assigned to recruit from a specific homeroom. The re¬ sponse was encouraging. The peer group, led by two leaders, met once a week for about 10-12 weeks of each semester. Peer Counseling expanded by the addition of a group of trainee student leaders for next year. They also met once a week after school for an hour. Senior Adam Mizock commented, " It was a once-in-a-lifetime chance for me to become in¬ volved. I am glad the program was started. I met many new people in the group. Also, I learned a lot about people, and more importantly, I learned about myself. " Senior Andrew Rudin concluded, " I am sorry to be leaving Peer Counseling. However, I am confident that next year s leaders will carry on the program just as well as we did. " Junior Dora Connell and senior Abby Ivener meet to discuss and plan future activities for their groups. Both leaders dedicated an hour per week after school for this purpose. Ann Liosatos 108 Peer Counseling Peer Counseling 109 Group discussions and problem solving are both part of the Peer Counseling program. Seniors Yuri Dubinsky, David Meltz, and Goran Lukic debate over an issue as they voice their opinions. Senior nancy Goren smiles at the responses she receives from her peer group. Being a leader, Goren learned more about others, as well as herself. Athletes keep balance Running the gamut from football to baseball, tennis to track, riiles West athletics are an integral part of everyday school life. Athletes balance their " careers ' ' rather well. Having to practice up to thirty hours a week and complete daily homework to a similar extent, it doesn ' t come easy, but West ath¬ letes manage. Those involved in sports develop a balance of mental and physical strength. Competing in inter¬ school athletics teaches one to al¬ ways stay on top of given situa¬ tions- to outsmart the competition. Senior Daniel Kaplan, varsity football player, said, " Although the equilibrium of academics and ath¬ letics is not always the easiest to maintain, we get by rather well, as evidenced by strong scoring by all our teams. ' ' Senior Craig Keer, varsity soccer captain, remarked, " Niles West sports are happening. Strong per¬ formance results in strong, positive feelings. " 110 Sports-Division SPORTS The girls ' junior varsity volleyball team takes time out to discuss their strategy for the next play. Coach Ray Carr is essential in motivating the girls and keeping team spirits high. The second after the gun goes off is a very tense moment for the girls cross country team. Each member knows that she must push herself to the limit in order to win the race. With a nearly perfect putt, senior Alex Bezkoro- vainy bursts with pleasure. Shots like this helped the team throughout the year. Sports-Division 111 Great moments in sports 112 Sports Bottom row: Joe Tarica, Brian Israel, Herbie Diaz, Steve Schaffer, Ron Coo¬ per, Craig Harris. Second row: Craig niedermaier, Ed Engels, Jim Ciemny, George Langis, Tony Mancnik, Sung Soo Lim, Elliott Baretz. MET GAIMS. Practice for spring teams often starts well before the season. Varsity players Craig Miedermaier and George Langis practice in the dead of winter. READY TO CATCH. With his catcher ' s mitt at the ready, senior Elliott Baretz prepares to give it his best shot at tryouts. Though tryouts are simply a formality to Baretz, they are, nonetheless, a necessary step in the process of building a winning team. THE PITCHIMG CAGE. Junior David Meuhauser winds up for a fast pitch. Practicing indoors during bad weather helps the Indians to be their best. 114 Baseball WAITING FOR THE BALL. Senior Sung Soo Lim perfects his catching as the baseball team prac¬ tices at Niles East. Team members spend a lot of time to prepare for the next game. Gaining experience The Varsity JV Baseball Team was comprised largely of un¬ derclassmen. Seniors Todd Kassel, Sung Lim, and junior Brian Israel returned with hopes of capturing their third conference championship. Coach Galla said, " 1 believe that this will be an interesting year. The make-up of the team will be different from past years. I ' ve never had this many young players that will start in key positions. Teamwork ' will be the slogan this year. " The freshman team tried to repeat the success of last year s team. The players sacrificed a lot of time in the season to put together a productive year. Coach Klebba said, " We hope to develop players for Varsity play and give the players the exper¬ ience of competition. " Eric Litt Cagers confident and consistent What was different about the Niles West Bas¬ ketball Team? In a word, confidence. Coming off a spectacular 13-1 summer league season the Indians had reason to hold their heads high. The Gagers won 13 games in a row before falling to Maine East in the championship game. Needless to say, expectations for the regular season were high. Captain Greg Czemik a sen¬ ior, was excited about the team and said, " Ev¬ eryone has been looking forward to this season and our positive attitudes accelerated us. The team had four returning starters and six lettermen whose experience aided them throughout the season. Senior co-captain Andy Sprogis believed that the team s experience helped. We ve learned a lot in the past four years and have become a closely knit team, he declared. Coach Tom Meyer also believed that the team s experience, size, and speed was im¬ portant to the team s success. Seniors Tom Kenn, Jim Wills, and Greg Czer- nik dominated the rebounding charts, while senior Ben Guy and junior Dan Gold utilized their quickness as they ran the fastbreak. The squad featured fastbreak basketball with a strong inside game stated Coach Mey er. Mey¬ er and his team had high aspirations and did their best to fulfill them. David Zazra Bottom row: Gary Eabian Brad Nave. Robert Keller Bill Bums. Second row ' : Larry Wills, Danm Gold Jeff Altschul, Kevin Lester, Jeff Gassel Benm Gu . John Mock. Third row’: Coach Meyer Dave Smolirtski Don Mole Leo Gubenko Brian Buchling And} Sprogis. Top row: Todd Kassel Tom Kenn Greg Czemik Jim Wills Maaz Khan RUMMIMG START As he is introduced senior Tom Kenn forward prepares to do battle with Maine Last The Indians lost 52-50 ORDER OM TtlE COURT Mead Basketball Coach Tom Meyer shouts out instruc lions from the bench while fans and fellow players shout encouragement Off THE GLASS. Waiting for the rebound is senior Jim Wills. Wills hard work and effort has earned him a spot in the starting lineup. ONE CUT ABOVE. The rebound is corralled by ju¬ nior Danny Gold, who outleaps the visiting Demon for the ball. Unfortunately Niles West lost the game 52-50. EAST IBOCS irr Serruor Cure® CaentaiL awtempes a free ffltwoo Oemiik a 6-5 center jX yerf a sftafl nolle om altar year ' s uarsiry sqjuwadt OT QUA ©.. (Defense plfcays am irmtsartiarit nolle ©n tflhe tbaskesitaall 1 ciaurtL Vncr Benny Cnwy dkoes jjis paim as Hne § utar sfls an ©pprsnenr. Boy Baakettfcall ' 117 Teamwork The Sophomore and Freshmen Boys Basketball Teams not only bounce balls around on a court, they also do what their name infers, they act as a team. Coach Doyle explained, " If we are able to be successful the team will have to play aggresively, de¬ fending the hustling all the time. We also need to play as a team and not as individuals. ' ' Besides learning the im¬ portance of teamwork, players per¬ fected other essential skills. " The practices were tiring but we all know that it was for the good of the team,” said freshman Jim Mikolakakis. Freshman Brian VanMersbergen summed it all up by saying, " The last game we played was a challenge but we hope to prove our greatness in our future games. ' ' This year ' s team is also full of talent. The sophomore team has a freshman starting on it. With all of the tiring practices, team¬ work, and flowing talent on the bas¬ ketball teams. Miles West fans can look forward to winning seasons. David Wallerstein CONCENTRATION. Eyeing the rim, freshman Miguel Martinez prepares his free throw at¬ tempt. Front row: Matt Karlesky, Max Shulman Second row: David Miller, Andy LaLiberty, Paul Schramm, Tim Queen, Peter Kucera, Richard Dubin Third row: Coach Doyle, Miguel Martinez, Jim Ciemny, Javier Vargas, Calvin Ramseyer, Marty Bach, Ed Donde Fourth row: Billy DeAcetis, Dean Klemenz, John Lally, Ron Kiss Bottom row: Brad Schoknecht, Kevin Shiftman, Matt LaLiberty, Keef Weinstein,Scott Schoen, Steve Agouridis. Second row: Jay Lee, Mark Modilevsky, Rick Reed, Matt Taormina, Michael Park, Duk Kim, Mike Karras. Third row: Coach Don Pieper, Mike Trajano, Kevin Murphy, Tassos Gianakakos, Joe Buck, Art Stankiewiez, Steve Driscoll, Coach Chuck Manson. Fourth row: Brian Van Mersbergen, Jeff Meunier, Jim Nikolakakis, Robert Springer. Ali Lejlic, David Boehm, Judd Green- stein. 118 Boys Basketball UP in THE AIR. Against the pressure of a Maine East warrior, sophomore Dean Klemenz goes up for the jump shot. The JV boys team played tough against Maine East. OEE THE HIP. With a determined look, sopho¬ more Andy LaLiberty drives down the lane. Boys Basketball 119 JUMPIhG HIGH. Sophomore Paul Schramm finds an open teammate and jumps in the air to complete the pass. Despite the Indians effort, Maine East defeated them 37-36. STRATEGY SESSIOh. Gathering together during a timeout is the Sopho¬ more Basketball Team. Attentiveness is important so that a team can under¬ stand how to improve. ABOVE THE CROWD. All eyes are on senior Diane Field as she drives for an easy basket. Field sinks many hoops in her efforts to lead the team toward victory. 120 Girls Basketball IHSIDE JOB. As the Indians take on Elk Grove, senior Kim Kassel, varsity forward, looks inside for the opening. Front row: Jodi Israel, Claudia Ridley, Michele Alday Second row: Diane Field, Romy Zarate, Debbie Pozdol, Lori Yetter Third row: Sandy Stergios, Linda Steiner, Coach Earl, Kim Kassel, Chris Wendl WATCHIMG AND WAITING. Following the ball to the basket are junior Linda Steiner and sophomore Sandy Stergios. The girls basketball team works hard daily at practice. MOVING INTO THE KEY. Showing her extreme concentration, junior Lori Yetter drib¬ bles past a defender during a home game. Earl s qirls: more than just a team Earl ' s Girls led by Captain Diane Field had a winning season. It all started with their First home game against Senn. The starters were Diane Field and Jodi Israel at guard, Linda Steiner and Kim Kassel at forward, and Chris Wendel at center. Earl ' s Girls beat Senn by a score of 54-44. Throughout the game they never let down. The starters were followed up by Michelle Alday, Debbie Pozdol, Claudia Ridley, Sandy Stergios, Laurie Yetter, and Romi Zarate. Diane Field commented on the season, " I ' ve never been on a team that cared so much about each other and had a winning season. ' ' lielaine Miller Girls Basketball 121 INTO THE FRAY. Battling overwhelming odds, guard Chris Brown goes in for the lay-up against amassing Elk Grove players. JUMP FOR IT. Demonstrating her jumping ability is freshman Diane Wolak, Wolak shows great promise for the future. Practice and dedication With hours of practice and the dedication of Coaches Karen Hansen and Marvin Klebba, the Girls ' Junior Varsity and Fresh¬ men Basketball teams made it through another season. " Working with this group of girls was very enjoyable. Their great attitude made my job easy ' commented Coach Hansen of the freshmen team. Expressing similar sentiments, J.V Coach Klebba stated, " This group had great spirit and they seem to have enjoyed both the practices and games, even the losses ' Though both teams faced a rather tough schedule and many disappointments, a number of the girls, including, sophomores Gail Hortelano, Hilary Kaden, Kelli Lockner, Kristi Lall, Stacey Lasker, and freshmen Julie Berg and Doreen Kestler, demonstrate great promise. As Klebba verified, " Girls ' Basketball, as a specta¬ tor sport, is one of the best-kept secrets of high school sports. The girls aren ' t as skilled as the boys, but the games are just as exciting and entertaining. " PLANNING IT OUT. Out in the open are guards Chris Sosnowski and Sundy Thompson just after taking the ball out of bounds. Johanna Pelos Front Row: Chris Sosnowski, Sundy Thompson, Melissa Connell, Gaylyn Hortelano Second row: Suzette Jaskolka, Carlene Olander, Hilary Kaden, Marni Feig, Stacey Lasker, Susan Reitman, Kristy Lall Third row: Tammy Kramer, Chris Brown, Niki Strusiner, Heather McCulloh, Kelli Lochner, Kathy Schroeder 122 Girls Basketball REACHING NEW HEIGHTS. Outrunning the defense is Gaylyn Hortelano, who scores with a reverse lay-up. Despite Hortelano s effort, the Indians lost to Elk Grove. STAYING IN BOUNDS. Dribbling around an opponent is freshman Tracy Pecs. Pecs play helped the team to a win. front row: Michelle Gonzales. Kim Ramirez, Agnes Dangui- lan, Tracy Pecs, Kathleen Beilina Second row: Rhonda Wright, Liliana Engle, Ida Miarka, Doreen Kestler. Carmen Navarro, Lisa Kreher Third row: Lupita Alcozer, Vicki Brown, Diane Wolak. Julie Berg, Coach Hansen AND THEY ' RE OFE. At the CSL conference dual meet between Niles West and Maine West, the Varsity and sophomore team members push off in hope of a vic¬ tory. SPENT. Exhausted after a tough race. Jaewoo Jeong takes time to pull himself to¬ gether. Running can be a very rewarding sport. Bottom row: Mike Dalgetty, Rick Jameson, James Lee. Second row: Tim Hieber, Jaewoo Jeong, Marty Bach, Kenneth Smith, Joe Achett. Top row: Coach Savage, Mark Kim, Steve Rosen, Kirk Burgess, Steve Geller, Coach Campbell. WARM-UP TIME. Marty Bach and Jaewoo Jeong share some pre-race thoughts as they warm-up their muscles for the big race. NECK AND NECK. Determination and dedica¬ tion is a key part of being a member of the cross country team. Senior Mark Kim forges ahead to pass his opponents. 124 Boys Cross Country Run for your life The cross country season was a rewarding one, espe¬ cially for the Varsity team. They finished the season with a winning record of 11 wins and five losses, the best record in the last four years. Outstanding runners were sopho¬ more Marty Bach, junior Steve Rosen, and senior Mark Kim. The sophomore team, led by Bach, also finished with a winning record of nine wins and six losses. All-conference Marty Bach ran on both varsity and sophomore levels. Regrettably, the freshman season was more disappoint¬ ing, as they ended the season with three wins and eight losses. With a small team compared to some other area schools, the boys made their mark at many dual meets and invitationals. Varsity Coach Savage commented, " This year we set the nucleus for a real good team next year. ' ' Coach Savage also added, " Good cross country runners are students who have a determination to do well in school as well as in athletics. Few students are willing to pay the price to be good at both athletics and academics. " " TOE-ING " THE LINE. Sophomore Marty Bach con¬ centrates on the finish of his race. It was a very important meet because it was against conference opponent Maine West. Boys Cross Country 125 126 Keeping pace The Girls Cross Country Team was plagued with illnesses and injuries throughout the season, but stuck it out and finished with a record of 2-3. Kathy Campbell and Gail Dennis were team captains. All-conference runners were senior Kathy Campbell, junior Gail Dennis, and sophomores Debbie Pozdol and Peggy Campbell. The team placed second overall in their conference, and first in regionals. The top runners were Kathy Campbell, Peggy Camp¬ bell, Debbie Pozdol, Gail Dennis, Sharon Smith, Julie Tomczyk, Kim Pecs, and Lisa Vetra. Coaches Judi Sloan and John Ar¬ mour were pleased with the team ' s effort. " What made this team so unique to me is that, for once, we put it all together when it really mattered. Even though we lost a lot of meets and invitationals during the season, the kids believed enough in them¬ selves to come back at the end of the season and be one of the most power¬ ful teams in our region. They never gave up or stopped working ' said Coach Sloan. BREAKING AWAY, freshman Kim Pecs sprints ahead with perfect stride at the conference meet held at Niles West. CURBSIDE COURAGE. Sophomore Debbie Po- zol finishes the township meet with a Kick. Po- zol placed first by a long margin. Girls Cross Country MILER SMILERS. Pre-race humor between the cross country runners and Coach Armour relieves some of the tension. This is evidence of a close team. Girls Cross Country 127 Top row: Debbie Pozol, Gail Dennis, Kathy Campbell, Angie Waggoner. Second row: Rhonda Wright, Leyla Arsan, Bettina Adam, Melina Orawiec, Sharon Smith, Patricia Kerstein, Laura Rinaldi. Bottom row: Coach Sloan, Julie Tomczyk, Sara Harris, Peggy Campbell, Kim Pecs, Lisa Vetra, Kristina Hugel, Coach Armour. L ca STATISTICS. Both Coach Armour and Coach Campbell recheck the scores made by the final runner during an Invitational. PAVEMENT POUNDING. Like superman flying in front of the capitol, junior Gail Dennis sprints in front of city hall in the township meet. Niles West defeated Niles North in the race. 128 Injuries plague Indian camp The Varsity football season began on September 5 with a promising 14-6 victory over Maine East. Niles West s starting offense included seniors Dan Kaplan, Paul Kasprak, Curt Takigu- chi, Gary Korrub and Elliott Baretz. The starting defense was built around J.J. McCulloh, Brian Buehling, Matt Klapman, Li Wang and Tony Kim. However, prospects for a winning season changed after a rash of injur¬ ies left the Indians without starting players at 11 of 22 positions. All four team captains, Todd Kassel, Curt Ta- kiguchi, Paul Kasprak and J.J. McCul¬ loh, suffered from injuries. In addi¬ tion, seniors Li Wang, Gary Nudelman and Tony Kim, all defensive starters, were injured. " The loss of this many important players would put any team in a bad situation. You just have to play the guys that are healthy, and be confi¬ dent ' explained junior Ramel Eailma, who was not able to play in six games because of a broken hand. " We put our heads together and tried to play the best we could with what we had ' said senior B.J. Miller. " The way 1 see it, no one else could have prepared any harder. I guess luck wasn ' t with us this year, " added sen¬ ior Elliott Baretz. When asked how the team ' s spirit held up despite the numerous inur- ies. Coach Richardson replied, " I ' ve been very pleased with the attitude and spirit of this football team. Some teams might have given up after los¬ ing their best players. But our boys have played hard against some of the strongest teams in the state. The questions of how good we could have been with everyone healthy always enters our minds. The team ' s numer¬ ous injuries did not completely damp¬ er the season. They learned how to better work as one unit, one team, together. " IM THE CRUnCM. Due to unfortunate injuries senior captain Paul Kasprak savors his time in the game as he brings down his opponent. OUTnUMBERED. Though very muddy, the homecoming game proved very profitable for the victorious Indians who grounded the Wau¬ kegan East Bulldogs into goofy chow. Senior Danny Kaplan displays some of his fancy foot¬ work that aided in the winning game 7-6. Boys Football TAKEOFF. After the Indian player punts for the kickoff, the special team follows the ball ready for a tackle. VICTORY. Two teammates of the Varsity team celebrate after a victory. Although the team has been plagued by injuries, the play¬ ers ' spirit hasn ' t diminished. Bottom Row: Jim Vasavid, Tim Sedwon, George Sotiropoulos, Matt Klapman, Gary Mudelman, Ramel Failma, Scott Poulos, Marc Johnson, Ron Cooper, Tony Carollo, Pablo Blanco. Second Row: Larry Meyer, Ross Fischoff, Rodolfo Perez, Tim Queen, Chris Atkinson, Curt Takiguchi, Benny Guy, Danny Kaplan, Brad Carstens, Danny Gold, Steve Posovac. Third Row: Coach Richardson, Brian Katzman, Coach Spagnoli, Rick Mandell, Gary Korrub, Sung Lim, Todd Kassel, James Tuchten, Peter Yi, Coach Moltz, Coach DeLeonardis, Coach Hosfield. Fourth Row: Elliot Baretz, Bruce Ramseyer, Don Whelan, Li Wang, J.J. McCul- loh, Craig Wildi, Brian Buehling, Paul Kasprak, Bill Miller. Top Row: Tony Kim, Angelo Tsagalis, Joe Bass, Ron Sobczak, Charlie Snell, Leonid Gubenko, Goran Cemerikic, Kevin Bradbury. Boys Football 129 Grid iron good times " Attitude " held the freshman and sophomore foot¬ ball teams together through a challenging season. As sophomore Head Coach Bob Murphy explained, " Football is a sport that tests the mental and phys¬ ical preparation of the players. Developing a positive attitude toward people, school, and life is the major goal. " Quarterback Richard Dubin and linebacker Andy Bok helped the sophomores achieve their vic¬ tories. According to sophomore Scott Gripman, " Sticking together and helping out other team mem¬ bers is the only way you can achieve winning re¬ sults. " On the freshman level, q uarterback Duke Ross and quarterback Howie Amiel were key players in leading the team to a victory over Glenbrook north. Howie Amiel commented " It was a good learning exper¬ ience being part of the freshman team. " Both teams felt that the season was fun and profitable for all players, and they are looking forward to next year. Bottom Row: Ben Piper, Hak Joon Kang, Andy Browder, Prank Kim, harry Yoon, Licarion Mendoza. Second Row: Andrew Bok, Richard Dubin, George nicolaou, Rob Mandell, Jay Sim, Kevin Nansen, Scott Gripman, Humberto Hortua. Third Row: Coach Schmidt, Scott Moreth, Jason Gelber, Rosario Luisi, Coach Mur¬ phy, Jerry Alcozer, Paul Schramm, Brett Youstra, Coach Kuykendall. Fourth Row: Tony Granatelli, James Lee, Calvin Ramseyer, Eric Biljentina, Jimmy Bibizas, Rob Udoni, Jovino Valignota, Andy Apostalou. Top Row: Billy DeAcetis, Chris Morton, Aaron Marks, Andy Lundsberg, Dean Klemenz, Pat Merkel, Andy Wallin. 130 Bo ys Football WE RE NUMBER ONE. The football team regains confidence as they take the lead after scoring a touchdown. 1 1 1 --TMtnfTi Bottom Row: Jess Deguzman, Duk Kim, Kevin Murphy, Billy Agnos, Bekim Dema, Tim Sauerman, Alex Lantsberg, Victor Sagalovsky, Matt LaLiberty, Dave Lando. Second Row, Brian Marcus, Danny Schnaitmann, Keef Weinstein, Yensy Cemeri- kic, Dan Klapman, Howie Amiel, Bret Strusiner, Steve Shi- manski, Dave Hadden, Duke Ross, Pantel Antoniou, Do Young Son. Third Row: Coach Gralewski, Coach Ramseyer, Joey Adam, Henry Chun, Matt Taormina, Scott Ledwon, Mike Karras, Bradley Freeman, Brian Casetta, Martin Mendo¬ za, Matt Stem, Coach Kruczinski, Coach Erbe. Fourth Row: Adrian Murillo, Simeon Macalindong, Aaron Bates, Dennis Peterson, Aron Rissman, Marc Aronesti, Sal Mancera, Mitch¬ ell Sorkin, Mario DiGiovanni, Marc Tadelman. Back Row: Li Wang, Joe Buck, Nasser Amer, Todd Baran, Robby Springer, Jeff Baihm, Jeff Meunier, Miguel Martinez, Bill Tsagalis. DRILL TIME. Practicing after school is the best way to im¬ prove their performance. Lots of practice helped the Indians defeat Waukegan East in their homecoming game. © Boys Football 131 FORE. Sophomore Mick Stratigakes looks on as his ball flies toward glory while practic¬ ing at the Wilmette Golf Club. PUTT TIME. Senior golfer George Olney knows he has his work cut out for him. But with a lot of skill and concentration, his ball will go in. Back Row: Steve Bezanis, Coach Galla, Eric Kreitzman, Mike Russo, Mike Battaglia, Nick Stratigakes, Alex Bezkorovainy. On Golf Cart: Jeff Goby, Coach hoeppner, Tom Joseph. Front Row: George Olney, Alan Milbrandt, Eric Orsic, Eric Elmer, Scott Whelan, Brad Utanoff, Rich Friedman. Par for the course and then some Playing golf takes good coordination, precise timing, and nerves of steel. All this can be found at Wilmette Golf Club where the golf team practices on its home course. Members travel there every day to work on their game. Their workout consists of put¬ ting, driving, and playing nine holes. Re¬ grettably, the amount of hard work and ef¬ fort that was exerted by the players was not always evident in their performances. The Prosh-Soph team had a winless sea¬ son. This was attributed to various rea¬ sons, but Coach Galla explained, " The main problem was that there was not enough players to fill the positions. " Coach Hoeppner was more successful with his varsity level players. The team had two wins and placed fifth in its conference. Leading the way was senior Tom Joseph. " Our season would have been a complete loss if it weren ' t for the success of Tom Joseph, " commented varsity member, senior Mike Russo. Joseph placed second in conference and first in sectionals. He also finished in the top twenty at state com¬ petition. The season for the golf team was best summed up by George Olney, " Though our season was pretty cloudy, the few bright spots made it all worth while. " 132 Boys Golf Impressive " Impressive ' ' is the best word to de¬ scribe the Boys ' Gymnastics team ' s performance. Varsity coach John Bur- kel, sophomore coach Louis Torres, and freshman coach Jodi riebbia all worked diligently towards the ambi¬ tious goal they set at the beginning of the season — to place within the top eight teams in the state. Varsity coach Burkel commented, " Our Varsity team was larger than usual and their ability was quite sub¬ stantial. The only schools which posed a problem to us were Rolling Meadows, Addison Trail and Evan¬ ston, which had the state champion on its team. ' ' Of the 25 gymnastics team members, those gymnasts whom the coaches felt deserved spe¬ cial recognition included: seniors Tom Joseph, all around; Scott Jack- son, still rings; Sung Kim, parallel bars; Rajen Patel, parallel bars; Jor¬ dan Borak, pommel horse; Glen Christophersen, main vaulter; and ju¬ nior Darrin Bairn, all around. Some members remarked on their involvement on the team. Junior Dar¬ ryl Colen stated, " Overall, gymnastics is a fairly good team to be on. Practice is often exhausting and tedious, but in the end its advantages usually outweigh its disadvantages. ' ' Most members agreed that boys ' gymnas¬ tics is a productive activity which gives students an opportunity to gain expertise in gymnastics with the help and guidance of experienced coaches. As sophomore Andy Browder commented, " The team gives me a unique opportunity to de¬ velop myself physically with training from really accomplished coachs. It ' s a very enjoyable experience. " Tom Dallianis PRESSING IN THE AIR. Gymnast Edgard San¬ chez goes up in the air for the press on the parallel bars. Being a gymnast takes a lot of hard work and discipline. UP IN RINGS. Strength and balance are two im¬ portant keys in gymnastics. Senior Scott Jack- son demonstrates how well he can do a hand¬ stand. 134 Boys Gymnastics SCISSORiriG AROUHD. Senior Adam Cohen concen¬ trates as he does the scissors on the pommel horse. Cohen plays a significant role on the Varsity team. HAHGIHG HIGH. Sophomore Mike Colby prepares for his routine on the high bar. Gymnastics is a sport that requires much dedication. DEAD RIMGER. Doing an ”L " on the rings is sophomore Andy Browder. Browder puts in many hours of practice to perfect his form. Bottom row: Danish Haque, Jeff Margolin, Dennis Lee, Ari Dorf, Howie Edelman, Brad Schoknecht, Derek Pedraza, Mike Colby, Second row: Mike Dalgetty, Steve Driscoll, Andy Browder, Henry Chun, Hick Stratigakes, Hector Sanchez, Arnold Cruz, Jason McGuire, Coach Torres. Bottom row: Darryl Colen, Art Sanchez, Sung Kim, Edgard San¬ chez, Tom Joseph, Rajen Patel Second row: Coach Burkel, Anthony Irpino, Syed Husain, Adam Cohen, Jordan Borak, Scott Jackson, Darrin Bairn, Glen Christophersen, Coach Heb- bia. Coach Torres. Boys Gymnastics 135 SPLIT DECISION. Freshman Barbara Kozlowski keeps total concentra¬ tion throughout her routine. Routines take a long time to perfect. IN STEP. Parading down the carpeting at the beginning of the meet is the girls Varsity gymnastic team. Opening ceremonies add spectacle to the meets. SELF SUPPORT. Preparing for her dismount is senior Patricia Kerstein. Concentration is key to perfect execu¬ tion. GROUP EFFORT. Preparing them¬ selves for victory, the girls gymnastic team declares that they are number one. Many of the girls appreciate the pre-meet huddle to give them support in their routines. IMS » suits liucriAL ONE TNE EDGE. After weeks of training for the first meet, freshman Dana Mohrlein is caught by the camera as she is about to perform a back walkover. STYLE AND GRACE. Junior Jennifer Nelson demon¬ strates her grace and balance as she completes her gym¬ nastic routine. The girls gymnastic team practices many hours every week in order to heighten its performance at the meets. Front row: Coach Nelgeson, Coach Piper Second row: Jamie Weisman, Renee Verstraete, Patricia Kerstein, Kathy Campbell, Lauri Margolin, Kim McAllister, Dora Connell, Jenny Nelson Third row: Ryoko Yamaguchi, Barb Kozlowski, Shannon Crow¬ ley, Chris Doroba, Peggy Campbell, Margaret Kozlowski Cia Lallas, Lauren Wagner Fourth row: Dana Mohrlein, Jenny Berg, Sara Harris, Kim Sokalski, Laura Bowman, Holly Kahn, Grace Diaz, Rachael Berman Fifth row: Coach Nebbia, Coach O ' Malley 136 Girls Gymnastics Gymnasts on a victory roll A perfect " 10 " is the goal of every girl on the gymnastic team. Seniors Kathy Campbell, Re¬ nee Verstraete and Patricia Kerstein, three out¬ standing members on the Varsity team, know this better than anyone else. Their confidence in their abilities carred them through the season. Seniors Lauri Margolin and Campbell, captains of the gymnastic team, felt that in spite of their major setbacks, the team had the potential to reach their goals. " Our team is very hard work¬ ing, and will improve with experience, " added Varsity Coach Jodi Nebbia. " The factor is courage, " commented sopho¬ more Ryoko Yamaguchi of the J.V. team. The J.V. team consisted of seven returning girls that had depth and potential. Each girl made her contribution which led to the success of the team. " The girls worked toward improving their level of difficulty, but still were consistent and maintained proper form throughout the sea¬ son, " said Coach Marie Helgeson. The freshmen team showed a lot of personal¬ ity throughout the competitive season. With ev¬ ery meet, their scores continued to improve. All of the gymnasts were outstanding in their own ways. " This year s freshman team was special because of their strong drive and desire to learn. The girls felt that coming to practice was a re¬ lease from the pressure of the school day, " stat¬ ed Coach Gayle Piper. Jeannine DiModica f CVW1 Girls Gymnastics 137 Front row: Jeff Joast, Marc Bechar, Tim Led- won, Scott Ledwon, Jason McGuire Second Row: Coach Blaszynski, Kevin Oztekin, Scott Mandl, Aaron Joffe, James Man, Chris Kopier. Coach Blaszynski, Coach Parker. ON GUARD. Down for the save is junior Tim Ledwon. Ledwon plays goalie for the new Niles West Hockey Team. ICE INSTRUCTIONS. At a recent practice, the hock¬ ey team discusses strate¬ gy and defense. It must have paid off since the team had a winning sea¬ son. SECURING SKILLS. Practice, practice, and more practice is what has made the Niles West Hockey Team successful. Here several teammates are warming up for a tough opponent. ICE AND EASY. Gliding on the ice is senior Scott Mandl. Staying alert has helped Scott a lot during the season. Boys Hockey Starting a tradition Fall marked the beginning of what will hopefully be a great tradition with West students. It marked the birth of the Miles West Hockey Team. Though not officially sanctioned by the school, the hockey Indians must all be Miles West students and they wear the red and white proudly in each game. There are, of course, doubts about how well any newly-formed team will fare against veteran oppo¬ nents, but the Indians shattered all disbelief through strong victories over tough, experienced opponents like the Motre Dame Dons. Team Sponsor Jim Ledwon, father of junior goal¬ ie Tim and freshmen center Scott Ledwon, stated that, " At first we were hoping for a five hundred ' season, but with each game tha t we played, we proved we could accomplish much more ' and " much more ' ' is exactly what they did accomplish. Explaining the team ' s success, senior wing Scott Mandl said, " There ' s a certain chemistry out on the ice. We play very well together. " As the team improved with each and every game, they soon established themselves as a pow¬ erhouse in the Central Division of the Metropolitan Hockey League. The Indians ' formula for success was a combination of great skating and stick han¬ dling skills like that of team captain junior Chris Kopier, the type of hard checking that junior defen¬ seman Aaron Joffe liked to dish out, and the stin- gey goaltending of Ledwon in the nets. Hopefully, the team ' s first year success will carry on long into the future. Dale Sherman Boys hockey 139 Bottom Row: Ricky Sonshine, Brad Grodsky, Sung Kim. Second Row: Leo Rhee, henry Yim, hick Langis, Mike Giterman, Johnny Kim, Steve Kim, Ben Yashon, Tom Yim. Third Row: Coach Bren PEP TALK. To insure an nari Edward Engels, Rob Wolak, Peter Stergios, Corey Borin, Jim Indian victory. Coach my Kim, Craig Keer. Top Row: Alix Kogan, Dave Ivezic, David Brennan reviews last Gilbert, Lome Malin. minute stategies with the team. Many of the play¬ ers appreciate the exper¬ ienced viewpoint of their coach. Late season efforts make for a strong finish Expectations were high as the 1986 Soccer season began. However, the team experienced a frustrating set¬ back when multi-talented Jason Mueller moved away. Senior Craig Keer commented, " I ' m proud of this year ' s team. Despite the loss of lead¬ ership of Jason Mueller, we have been very dedicated and always gave 110%. " The team played close and competitive games with five of the top teams in the state. Throughout the season, the Indians frightened almost every team by putting pressure on them during the entire game. Outstanding varsity players includ¬ ed co-captains Craig Keer and Jimmy Kim. Other excellent players were seniors Rob Wolak, Eddie Engels, and Mike Giterman. Juniors Alix Kogan, Tom Yim, and Henry Yim also played remarkably well, and left the team with an optimistic outlook for next year. Varsity Coach Brennan con¬ gratulated this year ' s Varsity soccer team. Ten out of the 18 teams that were on the schedule had been ranked. It was a credit to the school and the team that they had taken each game, one at a time, and given it all they could. Co-captain Jimmy Kim explained, " This year has been very productive and quite a learning exper¬ ience. Even though our record does not reflect our dedication or talent. I ' m very happy with our results. " Although JV Coach Klebba was not looking forward to losing some of his better players to the Varsity team next year, he was pleased that his team was bigger and stronger than most of their opponents. He felt that the team had a tremendous interest in playing games and that they were always will¬ ing to play a game against anybody. " When we were rained out for three days, I went crazy not being able to play soccer, because I love it so much, " stated junior George Kolo- vos. Unfortunately for the Indians, other schools were just more skillful at trap¬ ping, passing, and shooting. Junior George Langis added, " Even though we didn ' t win all our games, we never quit trying. ' ' Junior Robert Keller con¬ cluded, " This has been a great year for the JV team. We learned a lot and had a great time. I am sorry to be leaving the JV team, but I am greatly anticipating being on Varsity next year. " Outstanding members includ¬ ed juniors Ray Castro, Craig Grama- tis, Mike Tipescu, Andy Harold, George Langis, and sophomore An¬ dreas Limber. 140 Boys Soccer UP, UP AND AWAY. The Varsity team advances the ball down the field. Keeping the ball in the opponents territory helped lead to a successful season. PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT. Co-cap- tain of the Varsity soccer team, senior Jimmy Kim perfects his technique during practice. The team, despite its record, proved to be one of the most coordinated teams in the conference. ..... Bottom Row: George Kolovos, George Papadopoulos, Chris tiainke. Second Row. Raymond Castro, hong Park, George Langis, Joe Camilli, Kevin Lochner, Wayne Youkhana. Tom Choi, Robert Keller. Third Row: Coach Klebba, Demetrios Limber, Craig Grama- tis. Bill Pergl, Mike Tipescu, Prank Pshygios, Dennis Agnos. Top Row: Alex Tzortzis, Steve Livaditis, Ted Xentaras, Andrew harrold. READY, SET, GOAL. Senior Mike Giterman and junior Alix Kogan focus on the ball as they penetrate deep into the opponent s territory. Boys Soccer 141 142 EXTRA EFFORT. Senior Craig Keer looks for a teammate during a game. Soccer is a challeng¬ ing game requiring practice and hard work. FORCiriQ THE ANGLE. Senior Rob Wolak looks to pass as an Indian teammate streaks down- field. Good passing strengthened the Varsity team. A goal for the future The coaches of freshman and soph¬ omore boys soccer were very positive regarding the performance of their re¬ spective teams. Freshman Coach Pe¬ ter Zom said that his team was " truly devoted ' Sophomore Coach Jim Sweeney expressed similar feelings, stating, " My sophomore team will definitely form the nucelus of next year ' s Varsity team, and they should place very well in their conference games ' Although positive, both coaches were realistic, and aware of their dis¬ advantages: Zorn commented, " We re doing well, but the rains early on in the season set us back quite a bit, and the lack of park district pro¬ grams for soccer, which other schools have, has certainly hurt us ' Players whom the coaches felt deserved spe¬ cial commendation included Fresh¬ men Rack Lee, Michael Park, Richard Choi, Mark Buisseret and Dennis Ku- secek. Outstanding sophomores were Andreas Limber, center forward; Lam- bros Kalamaris, sweeper; and An¬ dreas Harris, defender. In addition to the players, the coaches deserve recognition. The pride which both coaches openly ex¬ pressed in their teams were com¬ mendable. All coaches should be as dedicated as Zom and Sweeney. Boys Soccer Bottom Row: Tom Chung, Rory Seleman, Urik Halliday, Andre Abelkis. Second Row: Woo Jin Choi, Jerry Qlanakakos. Andreas Limber, Owen Masterton, Lambros Kalamaris, Greg Bordo, Mark Oden. Third Row: Coach Sweeney, Jimmy Valavanis, Andreas Harris, George Douvikas, Sarkis Danqui, Mark Lubansky. Top Row: Kevin Oztekin, Yong Taeyu, David Lee. ONE STEP AHEAD. Junior Alix Kogan dribbles the ball up the field after receiving a pass from senior co¬ captain Jimmy Kim. Both of these players were active members on the team. Boys Soccer 143 Bottom Row: Tim Paek, Scott Schoen, Lenny Lev, Frank Daiello, Ave Horwitz. Second Row: Mark Buisseret, Marc Mar-Yohana, Kaiet Fung, Gary Mikaelian, Jerry Waggoner, Richard Yang. Third Row: Coach Zorn, Dennis Cuseczeck, Michael Park, Chris Tolsdorf, Nick Atsaves, Jin Kim, Nester Kim. Top Row: Steve Ivicic, Rack Lee, Yuri Rutman, Tasos Gianna- kakos. Not Pictured: Mike Hartman. Energy and excitement The Girls Varsity Soccer Team had an outstanding season. As senior Tra¬ cy feldman stated it, " We worked hard to reach our team and our own personal goals. ' ' " More important than winning was having a great time ' added senior Joann Bellos. The JV and freshman team also put in many hours of practice to reach their full potential. According to sopho¬ more Cari Miller, " All the hard work and dedication paid off. " Junior Chris Milewski added, " I felt that the team has advanced in their playing skills and reached their goals as players and had an exciting year. " Varsity coach Brennan concluded, " I feel that everyone put forth all of their energies and due to this effort we had a fantas¬ tic season. " Julie Hedrich Bottom row: Julie Daehler, Kathy Mar-Yohana, Chris Milewski, Julie hedrich, Lalaine Valignota Second row: Coach Brennan, Sue Rubenstein, Anna Lee, Tracy Feldman, Mina Liou, Amy Fullett, Barbara Noesen, Karyn Elliott Third row: Bettina Adam, Sharon Smith, Wendy Martin, Joann Bellos, Julie Wickell, Dawn Jacobs, Martha Pontikis EYES OH THE BALL. Setting up for the kick is sophomore Kim Miceli. Competitive and fun games such as soccer are played in gym class throughout the year. 144 Girls Soccer FIGHT FOR THE BALL. Sophomores Cari Miller and Chris Sosnowski use their soccer skills to steal the ball away from one another during practice. The JV team practices at Miles East when the weather is not suitable. OM THE BALL. When basketball is over, sopho¬ more Kristy Lall practices her kicking for soccer. Lall is preparing for the upcoming game. Bottom row: Rhonda Wright, Agnes Danguilan, Vicki Biber- ian, Jaimie Altman, Rachel Garland. Second row: Karen Noesen, April Sevilla, Mary Tzotzoiis, Lule Jusufi, Sandy Matan, Jana Marinakis. Third row: Kristin Gramatis, Lupita Alcozer, Carmen Navarro, Charlotte Buehling, Daphne Ma- zurakis, Helen Ress, Yeon Soo Kim, Elizabeth Alarcon, Coach Weiss, Grace Diaz RUM FOR THE BALL. Watching the ball go by are the varsity soccer players. The team puts in many hours of scrimmaging each week. Bottom row: Linda Theotokatos, Chris Sos¬ nowski Second row: Elena Leibovich, Lisa Schapira, Cari Miller, Rita Khasho, Kim Miceli Third row: Jane Martinez, Suzanne Covington, Dollie Espinosa, Melaine Soriano, Christina Chung, Eva Incze, Ji Sun Kim Fourth row: Coach Zom, Megan Goldish, Sundy Thompson, Beatrise Revelins, Kristy Lall, Desey Tziortzis 0 © Girls Soccer 145 FRESHMAN FUNDAMENTALS. Keeping her eye on the ball, freshman Tracy Pecs can be sure of a good catch. The freshman team is a new addition to the sports curriculum. IN THE AIR. Warming up her arm on the first day of practice is sophomore Shanin Zarate. This is Zarate s second year on softball. i P ij %+% ' A ■ THROWING IT ALL THE WAY. Junior Debbie Berman smiles as she whips the ball to a fellow teammate. Berman is a veteran softball player. SCOOPING IT UP. As the ball rolls towards her, freshman Barbara Holden bends down to grab it. This is just one of the skills necessary for a goqd team. 146 Softball Softball goes for their goals After a second place conference finish last year, the Girls ' Varsity Softball Team had a tough act to follow. Coach Sfickas, however, felt confident about the team because of the return of twelve varsity players. There are three different levels in girls ' softball: varsity, junior varsity, and a fresh¬ man team. There was an average of fifteen players on each team. Coach Sfickas hoped that with sen¬ ior Diane Field-catcher, senior Jodi Israel-center field, and senior Kathy Cote-pitcher infielder, the varsity team would be led to victory. Part of their success was due to the closeness of the group. Senior Diane Field commented, " The team, this year, is very close knit. We have all made personal goals as well as team goals. A common goal among the team is to go undefeated. I feel that with a lot of work and dedication this may become a reality. " Mew to softball this year was a Freshman Team. The coach is Steve Ramseyer. This new program was started in order to start training the players so that their ability would improve by their senior year. This was one program that tried to strength¬ en the softball team for the future. Elaine Barrington Softball 147 PERFECT FORM. Good form plays an important role in scoring well on a dive. Varsity diver, Kirk Oliver, concentrates before his dive. Setting goals " Take your mark, get set. go! " These magic words, followed by the whistle, signaled the swimmers to dive off the starting blocks and plunge into the water. Whether doing the backstroke, breaststroke, or but¬ terfly, the boys swim team was adept at it all. The Junior Varsity and Varsity swim teams ' major goals were to get third place in conference and to qualify as many swimmers as possible for state. " Although the team lost a lot of seniors, the team is basically look¬ ing for their best times, " stated senior swimmer Da¬ vid Haberkom. The team ' s exceptional swimmers were seniors Ed Sanchez, Mike Gut and junior Brian Gut. Coach Don Larson was very optimistic about hav¬ ing a big season, while sophomore Coach Steve Ramseyer said, " I hope to have an above average season. They just have to work hard and we ll be competitive. Although this year we lost a lot of our key individuals to Varsity, we have a lot of interesting newcomers. They are off to a great start and are in for a promising season. " Julie Hartman Eric Litt UP AND OVER. With water splashing all around, Yensy Cemerikic frantically swims the backstroke in the meet against Waukegan East. AQUATIC ACROBAT. Warming up before a meet, senior Glen Christophersen perfects his front dive. Christophersen has set the Varsity diving record. WET WINNERS. We are number one! Sophomore Humberto Hortua and senior Edgard Sanchez point that out. 148 Boys Swimming STRONG ARMS. Junior Art Sanchez butterflies across the pool. Nis efforts helped the team to several victories. WATER SPLASHING. Swimmer Humberto Hortua splashes up the wa¬ ter as he glides through the pool. Smooth strokes enable him to do well in competition. Front row: Brian Casetta, Yensy Cemerikic, Al Milbrandt, Cory Dubin, Bill Agoos, Tommy Hsu Second row: Bryan Mahute, Eric Orsic, Joe Jovero, Andy Browder, Art Sanchez, Scott Adams, David Wiseman, Eric Phillips Third row: Coach Ramseyer, Edgard Sanchez, John Liu, Brian Hansen, Coach Larson, Tim Hieber, Ken Smith, Glen Christo- phersen. Coach McNichols Fourth Row: Kevin Kiedaisch, Dave Haber- korn, Jules Roman, Matt Adams, Chris Jones, Boris Kogan, James Burmane, Humberto Hortua Fifth row: Andy Zoldoszka, Peter Paul, Goran Cemerikic, Brian Gut, Mike Gut, Mike Meyers, Steve Gurvis STATS RAP. Swimming coaches Kuykendall and Larson discuss the lineup for the upcoming meet. The team has done exceptionally well this season. Boys Swimming 149 iunii Vmui Pooling efforts ' Tor those who are truly dedicated, it is a breath of fresh air, " stated Coach Lucas. Although the number of swim¬ mers decreased slightly from last year, Lucas claimed, " It ' s the quality, not the quantity. " Dedication and spirit were most important this season. Despite their 2-9 record, the team stuck together through the good and bad. " The team spirit is terrific and we always make the best of our meets, whether we win or lose, " commented junior Wendy Martin. Martin, along with junior Mary Theodore and soph¬ omores Mamy Pierini and Patty Tzortzis, led the team in the 200 medley relay. Junior Kathy Brophy, freshman Joan Jovero, and sophomore divers Mia Adler and Mamie Malnekoff also showed outstanding individual perfor¬ mances. Adler broke the JV record and competed at the varsity level. " The self confidence they showed in them¬ selves really helped them achieve their goals, their suc¬ cess is something the whole team is proud of, " replied head diving coach Torrez. Jodi Mebbia, the assistant coach, also helped a great deal, not only with organizing the meets, but also with keeping the swimmers in the water, " next year looks even more promising, not only because almost all of us are returning, but because the excellent support and coach¬ ing that we had will be available to us again next year. Maybe this will bring more swimmers together, " stated sophomore Patty Tzortzis. The girls ended their season by placing fifth in conference. Junior Wendy Martin was all¬ conference while junior Mary Theodore placed ninth and sophomore Patty Tzortzis placed eighth. Top to Bottom: Coach Torres, Mia Alder, Mamie Malne¬ koff, Mikki Harris. MAKING WAVES. Not a second to waste as Jeanne Kim takes a quick breath without stopping her stroke. Timing is one of the most important qualities of a successful swimmer. ENCOURAGEMENT. Junior Wendy Martin and senior Vanessa Johnson cheer on Patty Tzortzis as she finishes her leg of the 200 medley relay. 150 Girls Swimming Bottom Row: Patty Tzortzis, Mia Adler, Sonia Tolksdorf, Sandy Jaggi, Charlotte Buehling. Second Row: Wendy Martin, Marija Popovic, Mamy Pierini, Darla Wright, Mary Theodore, Kathy Brophy. Third Row: Mamie Malnekoff, Jodi Langfeld, Coach Torres, Coach Lucas, Coach Nebbia. Top Row: Nikki Harris, Joan Jovero, Jeannie Kim, Alison Presley, Ivy Drazner, Beth Pederson. Not Pictured: Vanessa John¬ son. UNDER THE GUN. The moments before a race can be very nerve wracking for an athlete. Sophomore Darla Wright has a tense moment before competition. Girls Swimming 151 READY FOR ACTION. Senior co-captain Tom Malkin sets up to hit a topspin forehand. Malkin was the team ' s first-singles player. STEPPING INTO IT. Senior Michael Russo knocks one down the middle. Russo was a co-captain and a member of the first-doubles team. TENNIS BUDDIES. The four returning lettermen walk in after a practice session. These four players made up the heart of the team. FOLLOW THROUGH. Senior Sam Varghese rips one down the line past his opponent. Varghese has been a tennis member for four years. 152 Boys Tennis Change and success The Niles West Varsity Tennis Team had a great outlook at the beginning of the season. The Indi¬ ans came off a successful year in 1986, winning sectionals and advancing the entire team to the state tournament. The players also acquired two new coaches, replacing head coach Frank Sacks and assistant coach Len Winans. The new varsity coach was Mr. Ernie Mitropoulis, while Mr. Ron Gralewski took command of the frosh-soph team. The new coaches brought a great deal of excitement as well as many new tech¬ niques and ideas, to the team. " I ' m very excited about our new coach. It was interesting to see how another person takes charge of the same group of kids ' commented senior co-captain Tom Malkin. Boys Tennis 153 Amidst all the excitement, however, the team lost a Fine player. Sopho more Eric " Scoop ' ' Schul- man, a singles player, was lost to the sunny skies of Arizona. The team, however, enjoyed success in spite of this disappointing loss. " We just had to work a little harder to fill the void that Eric left, ' ' stated junior Rohit Patel. The varsity team had five returning members including seniors Tom Malkin, Mike Russo and Sam Varghese. Coach Mitropoulis admitted, " 1 was quite pleased with the performance of the re¬ turning lettermen, as well as the season overall. " Michael Russo On YOUR MARK. The right state of mind is of significant impor¬ tance to the serious athlete. Varsity runner Larry Meyer psychs himself up for practice at Miles East. GETTIMG A LEG UP. freshman Oscar Palacios and liarjit Singh not only stretch their legs and muscles, but their minds too. Psyching themselves up strengthens their ability and also their confidence. A SHOT WELL PUT. Demonstrating proper " shot-put ' form is sophomore James Lee. Practicing not to step out of the circle is important for the " shot-putter " . KEEPIMG TRACK. Acting as a fine example for his team. Coach Savage is spotted run¬ ning through the deserted halls after school. PROPER PROCEDURES. Insufficient prepara¬ tion can often be injurious to the athlete. Showing his team the proper stretching ex¬ ercises is Coach Campbell. 154 Boys Track MOW THAT S STRETCHIMG IT. Before his run through the halls of Miles West, junior Steve Rosen stretches out. The indoor track team often works out in the school due to bad weather. Track team practice pays dividends The Miles West Track Team was off and running again this year. The team, dominated by juniors, worked hard to defend the Indian name. Outstand¬ ing members of the team included juniors Doug Hirsh, Larry Meyer, Steve Rosen, Angelo Tsagalis, Ben Yashon, and senior Mark Kim. Senior Jay Swidler commented, " This year we have a really good chance of making it all the way to conference because of the great effort put forth by the younger members of the team. The Miles West Track Team has a very bright future in front ot it.” The approximately forty members trained day and night for their competitions, running in the hallways after school when the weather was unsa¬ tisfactory, and running outside when the weather was suitable. " The team consisted of several fine individual athletes who expect to have a lot of success during the season,” stated Coach Camp¬ bell. " Everyone had a really great time. The coaches helped us immensely, building up our self-confidence and motivating us to work our har¬ dest,” said junior Roderick Pintang. Being a mem¬ ber on the team can be a rewarding experience. Team members can leam a lot about themselves, from coping with defeat, to finding their physical limitations. Without teamwork and discipline. Miles West would not have such a fine track team. David Wallerstein Boys Track 155 Bottom row: Patty Boundroukas, Peggy Campbell, Sara Harris Sec¬ ond fow: Coach Sweeney, Wendy Abragan, Sarah Kim, Donica Weinberg, Lori Yetter, Laura Bowman, Lisa Virchinsky, Laura Fer- rin, Coach Armour, Coach Armour Third row: Ana Tobar, halina Orawiec,Miroslava Jamniczka, Debbie Pozdol, Stacy Saitta, Haney Mugerdichian, Kathy Campbell, Qail Dennis FLYING FEAT. Freshman Laura Bowman concentrates as she leaps into mid-air. She successfully landed, breaking her personal best jump. 156 Girls Track EYES OH THE PRIZE. Preparing for her jump is senior Romy Zarate. Zarate spent many productive hours during the sea¬ son perfecting her jump. RUH WITH THE PACK. Showing great determination are senior Haney Mugerdichian and sophomore Halina Orawiec as they dash to the finish line. HEATED COMPETITION. Track members Stacy Saitta and Amy Borys battle it out against University High and Regina in the 50 meter indoor sprint. The indoor season is a great opportunity for the girls to get in shape and compete. The team and the individual " This year ' s team had many individuals who are excellent athletes. With their outstanding talent they should do very well in competition. " This statement, made by coach Jean Armour, reflected a great deal of confidence. Coach Armour headed the team of 30 dedicated girls, who worked hard during practices in order to develop their poten¬ tial. Some of these members were: senior Kathy Campbell; juniors Sara Kim, Gail Dennis and Lori Yetter; and sophomore Peggy Campbell. Junior Sarah Kim commented, " On track, a runner learns to work and encourage teammates during those tough meets. It is a good experience for everyone involved. " Junior Gail Dennis added, " Track is really a good sport because it keeps you so fit. " " Track and field is a sport which allows an ath¬ lete to compete both as an individual and for the team, " coach Armour concluded, " There is an event for everyone in track, from throwing and jumping to sprints and distance events. " Lilianna Williamson Girls Track 157 The ups and downs of volleyball In mid-august, while most people are still out on the beaches, a limited number of girls take out the hightops and the knee- pads. Volleyball season has come once again. The freshmen teams led by Coaches Mat- lak and Hisbet, had a tough season but im¬ proved a great deal. Coach nisbet stated, " Each of the girls worked hard. I know Coach Sfickas is looking forward to working with this team in years to come. " " The girls help support each other. They are aggres¬ sive on the court and are fighters to the end, ' ' added Coach Matlak. The JV team had a winning record of sev¬ en and three under Coach Ray Carr. The team placed fourth in the Evanston tourna¬ ment. In the conference they tied for first with Deerfield and Maine West. Everyone on the team was pleased with the season. " We played as a team and supported each oth¬ er ' said juniors Emily Yep and Julie Daehler. The Varsity team, coached by Paula Sfickas, practiced long and hard for their season. However, injuries set them back. Senior Karla Hellestrae sprained her ankle and was out for most of the season. Just a few games later Lynn " Peeps ' ' Piper sprained her foot. The injuries did not stop there. Hot long afterward, Linda Steiner broke her finger. Through all of this, the team managed to win seven games. It was not considered a winning season, but the players thought it was a great season. " Even though we didn ' t win a lot of games we had good fan partici¬ pation and we were inspired. ' ' said Karla Hellestrae. Lynn Piper added, " We had a fun season because everyone got along real well ' BACK AMD FORTH. Intense concentration is needed in volleyball. Junior Sarah Kim illus¬ trates this as she attempts to block a shot. Bottom Row: Karin Janessa, Kim McAllister. Second Row: Sarah Kim, Jennifer Stellar, Karla hellestrae, Diane Field, Lynn Piper, Debbie Blonder. Top Row: Coach Sfikas, Linda Steiner, Sandy Stergios, Kim Kas¬ sel, Kelli Lochner. 158 Girls Volleyball TIME OUT. Go Big Red is cheered by the JV volleyball team as they make their tra¬ ditional huddle. With 7 wins and 3 losses, the girls fought hard this season. Bottom Row: Sandy Rim, Kathy Beilina, Tony DiMo- dica, Chris Puljic. Second Row: Kim Sokalski, Chris Kasprak, Jean Lee, Kim Ra¬ mirez, Joanna Chung, Kath¬ ryn Shemroske, Monica Ba¬ tista. Third Row: Coach Mat lack, Jennifer Collins, La- pida Alcozer, Doreen Kestler, Beth Holden, Yeon Soo Kim, Lisa A Larcon, Coach nisbet. Top Row: Chris Strybel, Karyn For¬ man, Diane Wolak, Julie Berg, Barbara Holden. UP in ARMS. A spike by sophomore Kristy Lall helps the Indians to a victory. This is Lall ' s second year on volleyball. Top Row: Coach Carr, Kathy Schroeder, Heather McCulloh, Bea Revelins, Lisa Warden, Linda Sax. Sec¬ ond Row: Rita Khasho, Kristy LalL Julie Daehler, Lau¬ ra Gunnarson, Donica Weinberg. Bottom Row: Chris Sosnowski, Emily Yep, Gayle Hortelano. e SERVING IT UP. Senior Diane Field, the captain, focuses her attention on the ball as she winds up to serve. Girls Volleyball —N OICEY8A1 159 no PAin no QAin. Taking control of the match is junior Mike Qershbein as he grapples his opponent. THE VICTOR. With triumph comes ex¬ haustion for junior Greg Rudin. Rudin is one of West ' s top wrestlers. STROnG HEADLOCK. A frustrated opponent tries to escape the clutches of senior Andy Rudin. The Indians benefit much from Rudin ' s efforts. PRIMED FOR ACTIOn. Ready to kill is senior Joel Antman as he ap¬ proaches his opponent. Front row: Bob Pine, Matt Reznik, Alan Auerbach, Ed Lee, Greg Rudin, John Lee Second row: Dave Chang, George Santillan, Pablo Blanco, Scott D ' Agostino, Ramel Failma, Jerry Medvedovsky, Joel Antman, Pat Catten Third row: Coach liarootunian, Tony Carollo, Kevin Lochner, Pierce Andrews, Coach Porter Sr., Mike Gershbein, Erik Bataller, Preston Clark, Coach Spagnoli Fourth row: Angelo Tsa- galis, Kevin Bradbury, Brad Jones, Eric Brabec, Greg Mohrdieck, Joe Born 160 Boys Wrestling On the way up " As a group (the Varsity wrestlers) are a hard working bunch who showed a great deal of improvement by the time the season was over. " This statement made by Coach Bob Porter reflected confidence and assurance, even though ten of last year ' s twelve starters, including three state qualifiers, graduated. Coach Porter commented, " It is a young team, mostly juniors, and hard workers. " Some of these outstand¬ ing members who, by the season ' s end, became conference champions were: Junior John Lee who competed at 98 pounds, junior Greg Rudin at 105 pounds, junior George Santillan at 119, junior Scott D ' Agostino at 126, and senior Andy Rudin at 145. These wrestlers, and the rest of the Varsity team competed in the Regional tournament. Coach Porter remained optimistic that the Indians would emerge victorious from this year ' s regionals, even through a year when wrestlers learned and obtained more experience. Ju¬ nior Greg Rudin added, " I think that when everyone wrestles up to their ability, we do well. We work very hard. " Lilianna Williamson Boys Wrestling 161 FROM THE SIDELINES. Niles West wrestling coach Bob Porter shouts encouragement to his wrestler. Porter is a veteran coach at West. MEAD TO MEAD. Ready for the encounter are an opponent and Indian Preston Clark. Getting the upper hand in the beginning of the match is important. CRUSHING FORCE. Overpowering his opponent is freshman Matt Stem. Stem has a bright future ahead of him in wrestling. Front row: Tim Sauerman, Do Young Son Second row: Howie Amiel, Marc Tadelman, Marc Mar-Yohana, Adri¬ an Murillo, Danny Schnaitmann, Corey Stern Third row: Coach Spagnoli, Ricky Danguilan, Eric Hayes, Bill Tsagalis, Nadar Fakhoury, Rack Lee, Coach Haroo- tunian Not pictured: Joe Adam, Nick Atsaves, Henry Chun, Matt Stem, Bret Strusiner, Riki Utsunomiya 162 Boys Wrestling GETTIHG PSYCHED. As the crowd looks on, freshman Marc Tadelman gets ready to compete. Tadelman was an asset to the varsity team. in THE PIH. Senior Greg Mohrdieck locks a hold on a defenseless opponent. Mohrdieck plays an important role on the team. Front row: Pablo Blanco, Dave Chang, Larry Wishnick, Marc Bechar, David Rhee, Greg Rudin, Rory Seleman, Joe Patel, John Lee, Bob Pine, Jeff Goby, Howie Arnesti Second row: Scott D Agostino, Alan Auerbach, Dennis Dougherty, Pat Cattern, Joel Antman, Imran Akhter, Brett Youstra, Tony Carollo, Ramel Failma, Jerry Medvedovsky, Matt Reznik, Scott Shapiro Third row: Coach Harootunian, George Santillan, Ed Lee, Preston Clark, Kevin Lochner, Ross Luisi, Mike Gershbein, Pierce An¬ drews, Erik Bataller, Joe Camilli, Kevin Hansen, Coach Porter Sr., Coach Porter Jr. Fourth row: Coach Spagnoli, Chris Brad¬ bury, Alan Vrbos, Matt Howikowski, Angelo Tsagalis, Eric Bra- bec. Brad Jones, Joe Born, Greg Mohrdieck, Kevin Bradbury, George Sotiropoulos, Jeff Seidman CHEERIHG HIM OH. As his opponent is pinned, fans cheer for junior wrestler George Spiratos. Men at work When you are a spectator, wrestling seems a lot easier than it really is. In reality, it is a very difficult sport to master. The wrestlers put a great deal of time and effort into their training. Between staying after school to prepare for meets and all the home¬ work from school, there is a lot of pressure on the athletes. Freshman Riki Utsunomiya commented, " Al¬ though wrestling is a lot of work, it is all worth it because it is very exciting especially when you win. ' ' Coach Harootunian has successfully led his team to many victories. " There are a lot of hard working kids on the team. They ' ve made a lot of progress. ' ' The coach commends the team for all their determination. Sophomore Bob Pine con¬ cluded, " Although we have had to forfeit many weights, we still had a winning season and I ' m looking forward to next season. ' ' Outstanding wrestlers included freshmen Joe Adam, Howie Amiel, Corey Stern, Matt Stem, Marc Tadelman, Bill Tsagalis, Riki Utsunomiya, junior Pablo Blanco, seniors Pierce Andrews, David Chang, Jerry Medvedovsky, and Greg Mohrdieck. At the end of the season in the J.V. Conference, first place went to Senior Joe Bom, junior Pablo Blanco and sophomore Ed Lee. Junior Ramel Failma placed second, sophomore Larry Wishnick, sophomore Kevin Hansen, senior Dave Chang, sophomore Brett Youstra and senior Greg Mohr¬ dieck came in third, and junior George Spiratos took fourth. Amy Grimaldi Boys Wrestling 163 Achieving the balance Senior year, more than any oth¬ er, taught students to allocate their time wisely. With college applica¬ tions, homework, and extracurricu¬ lar activities such as football, soc¬ cer, student government or news¬ paper, most riiles West seniors dis¬ covered only a few hours could be devoted to each of their pursuits. Homecoming, prom, seminar for scholars, and many other activi¬ ties, held throughout the year, helped to relieve seniors ' anxieties concerning academics, however. By second semester, even a touch of senioritis could be observed in West ' s hallways. So, despite the hectic schedule most seniors faced, their high school experience was a combination of relief, nostal¬ gia, and appreciation. " After four years at West, I ' ve grown accus¬ tomed to its surroundings, and its going to be hard to start all over again, ' ' explained senior Caress Calara. " I ' m really happy to be graduating, but I ' m going to miss my friends. ' ' 164 Seniors-Division SENIORS Senior Alyssa Tadelman finishes the last verse of " Just One Person " before cooling her throat with some 7 up. Thirsty senior Bruce Ramseyer says, " I sure hope Alyssa will let me have a sip! " Peeling young again, senior Kevin Bradbury uses his artistic talent to fingerpaint his way to becoming another Van Gogh. Child develop¬ ment class offers students the experience of working with young children by leading a nur¬ sery school. More and more students are putting in time at the computer lab to complete assignments with greater accuracy and less time. 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Dave Allen Deanna Altcnburcj Jell Altschul Pierce Andrews Seniors IG7 Sting Bae I lliott Barctz Zachary Barnett I laine Barrington 4 Debra Barry Joseph Bass Krik Bataller Michael Battaglia I isa Baum Joann Bellos Alex Be Korovainy Adam Bland VfS Senior status - cafe style Handed down like a family heirloom to the generations of seniors who have come and gone, it is not of great materi¬ al value. Ho, it ' s much better than that. It is, of course, the Senior Section of the Cafeteria, a place where plans and friendships have been made and broken. The south end of the cafeteria, near the place where you are supposed to put your trays, is home away from home for many seniors. Seniors even have their own vending machines and lunch line (the one closest to the south exit of the cafeteria). Underclassmen must move over for seniors when they are in this line. The round tables signify the power and prestige the senior has achieved, almost like King Aurthur and his Knights of the Round Table. Still, several seniors expressed some criticism of the area. Greg Czemick sug¬ gested, " We need more tables and chairs, oh, and a T.V. and V.C.R. so we can see the episodes of " Miami Vice " we missed while attending private school related social functions over the week¬ end. " Mike Russo complained, " The ta¬ bles are too small and your feet stick to the floor. " Karla Hellstrke added. " We finally got to sit here after four years and now we can ' t even see the clock. " However, the overall response of sen¬ iors was positive. James Van Odol summed it all up when he commented, " Sitting at the senior tables is more en¬ rapturing than a Robert frost poem and twice as exciting as landing on the moon. 1 want to be buried with one of those tables! " Seniors Seniors 169 Eric Burke I Vincent Butera David Bychowski George Caceres Caress Calara Sharon Caldcraro Kathleen Campbell Julie Cancio Karen Caplan Tracy Cappola Making the choice As the year comes to an end, there is always one question that comes to a senior ' s mind. " Hey man. Like what do I do now? ' ' There are many choices for seniors when they leave niWeHi. Some get full-time jobs, either working retail, at gas stations, or even working for dear- old Dad. The Army is always looking for good men and women to put their lives on the line for their country. But jobs don ' t always come easily and the Army might not want you, so that means you may have to resort to a life of crime, or be a bum. So, when this question comes to mind while you are daydreaming in class, think about these choices. And, if worse comes to worse, you could always go to college. Eric Litt Senior Suzanne Davis confers with a friend about a biology lab question. Labs offer students a Hands on experience with laboratory procedure. 170 Seniors heather Doolittle Steven Dorfman Kaul Duarte n Karla Dubey 11 Yurc Dublnsky • i o r s Lcnorc Estrada Sergio Estrada Gary Eabian Alan Earkas Testing the new vinyl floors in the south wing of the sc hool arc seniors Adam Mi ock and Evelyn Winandi. Students shoes can he easily heard squeaking against the new floor, which makes travelling quietly very difficult. The joke ' s on us Look at the freshmen with their five pens and three books. Mai What a joke. We were never like that _The joke is on us. We were exactly like that four short years ago. See how we have changed. It ' s incredible. Sizewise since freshmen year, how many of us have grown six inches? How many of us haven ' t? Stylewise- how many of us have changed from sweats to " Guess " jeans, or vice-versa? Weekendwise - this is always the most superior and drastic change made, freshmen year our parents dropped us off every¬ where and picked us up at 11:00, our curfew. How, we drive and stay out until whenever we want. We venture out to new and exciting territory, downtown. Lake Geneva, downstate, and lots of other places we never could have gone before. Partywise- we have replaced our own little freshmen parties with huge parties that can ' t be called our own, but could be called everybody ' s. The scary thought is, next fall we are going to be freshmen again. Bet that all of us will have five pens and three books and the seniors will be laughing at us. Julie Hartman Seniors 173 Leaving the cafeteria, senior Todd Sucherman dashes to his next class. The third time a student is tardy can result in an after school detention It ' s the attitude that counts Regardless of how diverse the Class of ' 87 is, in both people and personalities, we share one common trait, " senior atti¬ tudes. " The most prominent attitude displayed by seniors is apathy. After enduring the past three years of the same old " schtick, " seniors acquire an " 1 don ' t care " philosophy. This is reflected in a new-found negligence of daily school work and a lessoning of stress on physical appearance. Another outstanding trait that most seniors exhibit is a classi¬ cally arrogant attitude. The " I ' m always right, you ' re always wrong, so don ' t argue with me " train of thought is a rather common one. One rather easily noticed senior complex is the " laid back attitude. " We tend to be relaxed and easy-going about anything that comes our way. This feeling usually becomes more evident as the school year progresses, since we ' ve already been accept¬ ed into college and our social standing has proven solid. Those underclassmen who have to deal with seniors pos¬ sessing these three aforementioned traits may find it difficult, but they knowingly accept it because they know that soon they will be seniors too. James VanOsdol Michele Feinberg Pamela Feldman Tracy Feldman Marina Fialko Andrea Field Diane Field Am Fisch Cynthia Fisch John Fischbach Craig Fischoff Mark Fisher Kevin Forman Michelle Frankel 174 Seniors Seniors Geraldine Guidote Mark Gussin Michael Gut Donald Gutterman Bonifacio Guy Juhyun Ma Kelly Ha David Maberkorn Marc Hamid Andrew Hanley After lunch Kirsten Larson, Ellen Root and Ellen Epstein spend time socializing with friends. Students frequently linger in the cafe until the last moment of their lunch mods. rflS Jennifer Gross Veronica Guerrero Expressions The last four years may have been the best or worst of your life. Some seniors expressed their feelings through lines from their favorite songs or movies ... ' Changes. ' ' David Bowie Allison Ro¬ sen " It ' s a Wild, Wild Life. ' ' Talking Heads B.J. Miller " We Don ' t Heed Ho Education ' Pink Floyd liollie Sobel " Journey to the Center of the Mind ' Amboy Dukes Mark Gussin " Those Were the Best Years Of My Life ' Bryan Adams Lauri Margolin " Ho more yanky my wanky the Donger need food. " Sixteen Candles Tony Kim " You Know I Know Baby ... 1 Don ' t Want to Go. " Genesis Bonnie Kaiser " What a Long Strange Trip it ' s Been. " Grateful Dead Kevin Bradbury " Teenage Wasteland. " The Who Dan Smigelski " 1 Heard it Through the Grapevine. " Marvin Gaye Eileen Krehely " Someday You ' ll be Sorry, Someday When You ' re Free. " Genesis Dana Sha¬ piro " Born to Be Wild. " Steppenwolf Elliott Baretz " You see us as you want to. " Break¬ fast Club Dena Abrams " People Are Strange. " The Doors Ke¬ vin Holan " The Wild and the Young. " Quiet Riot Gary Williams David Hansen Ann Hartman Julie Hartman Jerome Hawkinson Jill Hedrich Karla Hellestrae Kenneth Hogan Michelle Hogg Christina Holler Antoinette Hong Deborah Hoppe Paula Horn Yu Min Hsu Where do we go from here? Senior year marks the end of formal education for some, and what will seem like just the beginning of the educational pro¬ cess to others. To those who are going on to higher education, the choices are vast. A tremendous number of questions need to be answered, including: " Should I stay at home or travel? ' " Should 1 attend a major state university or a small college?; " " Do 1 want a public school ora private school?; " " What field do 1 want to major in?; " and, " Where will I fit in best? " To answer these qustions a student can consult parents, other students or the college counselor. The best person to ask, though, is one s self. The first step is to visit schools of interest to get a feel for what life is like on that particular campus. Then, after gathering information such as class rank, test scores and complete extra¬ curricular background, students must send in written applica¬ tions to the schools best suited to their interests. Most schools reply with letters of acceptance or rejection within six weeks, and after that, it is all up to the student. Mo matter where he she may end up going, though, there is a high probability that they will do just fine after spending four reward¬ ing years here at West. Dale Sherman Seniors ' Get this guy outta here shouts a surprised senior, Michelle Alday. The fitness room is a great place to tone up and have fun at the same time. Seniors Sandy Ji Marc Johnson Vanessa Johnson Bradley Jones Concert Choir members Istina Morariu and Elizabeth Wilfong practice for an up¬ coming performance. Concert choir attracts music lovers of all grade levels. Sycd Husain Dawn llling Mike Isberian Jodi Israel Abby Ivencr David Ivezic Scott Jackson Mike Javid Going m style Dressing wild was one way for seniors to get loose and show just how much spirit they had for Mi- We- Mi before fac¬ ing the rigors of college life. Hawaiian Day was the day to break out the leis and wear loud luau clothes. Greeks came out to play in their sheets on Toga Day. On Mew Year ' s Eve Day, the halls were filled with party favors and noise makers as seniors anticipated the com¬ ing year. All classes participated in dressing up for Halloween, but the sen¬ iors were the closest to becoming the true ghosts of Mi-We-Hi ' s past. Chris Samuel V Pre-writing, writing and revision is stressed in English classes. Senior Erika Taraschewsky edits her person¬ al essay. Thomas Joseph Dita Jusufi Jeffrey Kahn Ronnie Kaiser Young Mi Kang Daniel Kaplan Erin Karahalios Paul Kasprak Kimberly Kassel Todd Kassel Craig Kccr Katherine Kelly I rats Seniors Tony Kim Neil Kimel Matthew Klapman Thomas Kenn Patricia Kerstein Maaz Khan Joseph Khasho Jimmy Kim Johnny Kim Mark Kim Nareen Kim Steven Kim Sung Kim 9CT- Seniors 181 As freshman year began, we were the " new kids on the block ' Th e times, they were a changin, ' we did homework round the clock. " How will I look? ' , " How should 1 act? " , " How do I do this right? ' . These words were ever-present, during our freshman plight. Then, we were sohpomores, maturity no major strength; Getting involved, still making friends; in Hi-We, having faith. Feeling somewhat settled, we became ready for more; taking PSAT ' s, staying out late, claiming to know the score. Junior year, I suppose that we were just a bit more lax. Weekdays went by slowly, weekends much too fast. ACT ' S, SAT ' s, college stuff abounding. We became closer, our collective voice resounding. Finally, we have become seniors, and not at all too soon. The one year to end all, in which great times are strewn. Worries about college, and those things that come next. Become easily eclipsed by the year that is the best. James VanOsdol Putting litter in its place senior Rick Zelinsky sets a good example for others. Unfortunately garbage dis¬ posal remains a major cafeteria problem. e 102 Seniors The girl on my right tapped her foot incessantly. The boy on my left stared straight ahead as if in a trance. Me? I certainly was not as cool as a cucumber on that day. May 12,1986, the day of my first advanced placement test, U.S. his¬ tory. It was probably the tensest. Most nerve-racking, and just plain difficult test I have ever taken. I studied for days, prayed for months, and finally made it through the three hour tests (was it only three hours? It seemed like eternity!) What did everyone do after the test? Stop studying, but continue praying. How the question was not. Will I make it through the test?, but, on a scale of 1 to 5, Will I get a 5? For most people, it was a resounding " NO. " However, everyone was hoping for at least a 3, which as¬ sured college credit. Here are a few other seniors ' opinions on the fascinating, mysterious world of AP tests: Mark Savidge: The difficulty lev¬ el of the AP tests gives me insight as to how 1 will perform in the adult world. Mark Gussin: The AP exams are inten¬ sive tests and really challenge one ' s knowledge of the subject. Rachel Oliker: They take a lot of prep¬ aration, but it pays off when you see your score, usually. Jules Roman: A 2 is better than two I s. Although it takes hours of time and hard work, it is possible to pass the AP test. But that ' s only U.S. history; there ' s still European history, calculus, Span¬ ish, English, physics, . .. Leah Seef miimisM V. Seniors t.i.i wsm Goran LuKic Lome Mai in Thomas Malkin Laurie Malone Michele Maltezos Kichard Mandcll Scott Mandl Karccm Mankarious Marcic Mankoff Jeffrey Marcus Can the very informative College Prep class still be fun? Apparently so, by the looks of seniors Debbie Siciliano, Jennifer Ozaki and Jodi Israel. Eric Litt Lynda Loiacono Sandra Londono Seniors Lauri Margolin Gerald McCulloh Kenneth McLean Nancy McLean Jerry Medvedovsky David Meltz Natalie Meydbray Michael Meyers Peter Michaels Bill Miller Nelaine Miller Shelly Misale Amy Miscinski Caught at an awkward moment are seniors Elaine Barrington, Andy Sprogis and Dan Kaplan. Niles West seniors always make a conscious effort not to talk with their mouths full. Jeffrey Moss Tamara Moss riancy Mugerdichian Elizabeth Murray Joshua Myers Manuel Naancp David Makabayashi Ivan Navarro Seniors The five minute passing period often proves to be just enough time to get in an important conversation. Senior Paula Horn makes use of the social skills that are often acquired in school. Laura nelson Tom nicolaou Craig niedermaier James nikolakakis John hock Jeanne nowikowski Gary nudelman Ashur Odishoo Seniors Audra Okmin Rachel Oliker George Olney Christine Olsen A constant balance Jennifer Ozaki William Panos Andreas Papadakis Rajen Patel Sheila Patel Peter Paul Johanna Pelos Iris Penaloza Denise Peterson Laurence Petit and heather Doolittle look Chemistry termed it " equilibrium " Yet through four years at Ni-We-Hi, The word need not have been defined. For classes, homework, clubs and practice. Forced you to seek a constant balance. You had to find some time as well For other things in life. An hour for this or that you made, All things accomplished in a day. Maintaining a constant balance. How your time has come at last. Your horizons will expand. So, don ' t forget the lessons Taught by adolescence: Maturation needs a constant balance. Johanna Pelos Steven Reitman Devra Resnick Leo Rhee David Riha Lana Rinaldi 190 Seniors Researching a paper in the library are seniors Jeanne Mowikowski, Tracy Capolla and Jennie Lee. A team effort, they pool their knowledge to ensure an A. Lynette Platz Jennifer Plukarski Vickie Pontikis r Elena Popovici Bruce Ramseyer Anna Rasmussen Michael Ray Michelle Reitman I 4 ? A.P. classes, mandatory courses, and electives may all be found on a senior s schedule, but the reasons for taking these courses are as different as the seniors themselves. For those seniors considering a competitive uni¬ versity and who want a head start on their college education, there are Ad¬ vanced Placement, or A.P., courses. These courses are offered in every area of academic study, including, English, math, science, history, and foreign languages. They are designed to prepare a student for the A.P. test given in May. On a scale of five, if a student receives a score of three or better he she may find it possible to acquire college credit. To fulfill the social studies require¬ ment for graduation, many seniors take one of the following courses; John Roderich Sandra Rodriguez Jules Roman Ellen Root Allison Rosen Christine Ross Stephanie Ross Andrew Rudin Michael Russo Chittukkala Sabapathy Christine Samuel Edgard Sanchez Course offerings provide variety Family Living, Sociology, Economics, Psychology, Political Science, or Eu¬ ropean History. Consumer Education or Management for Living will meet the State Consumer Education re¬ quirement. Senior year is also a time to take electives, courses in a special field of study that interest a student. These classes vary from Clothing and Foods to Technical Drawing and Autos. They also help acquire the thirty-six credits needed to graduate. Senior year is a time for both ad¬ vanced learning and advanced enter¬ tainment. By having classes like A.P, ' s and electives, Miles West affords each senior an opportunity for both within the limits of one daily schedule. Elaine Barrington s e n 1 o r s i Seniors 191 Seniors Senior Knights and ladies of the round table ' take five and relax during free time. Moments with friends are an essential part of the school day. Kelly Seay Leah Seef Tom Sek Scott Sergot Myrna Serrano Dana Shapiro Dale Sherman Deborah Siciliano Michelle Siegel Brian Skoglund Dino Santorineos Depak Sathy Mark Savidge Marc Schaffer Seniors 193 What is the West experience Four Years of 7:30-2:50 Is what most people consider " school. " How¬ ever, many find that their days run from 7:30 until 6:00 or even later. Mo matter what time students leave the building, they have acquired part of " The West Experience. " It all starts freshman year when stu¬ dents walk into homeroom. From there they find friendships, old and new, turkey tetrazzini on the menu, and the " thought for the day. " After that, " MI-We-HI " takes over students ' lives. Classes and homework whiz by with great speed. When students look at the " cafe " experience, they see Mexican Cha-cha, French dressing in¬ stead of catsup, bagels, and a variety of junk food. Students also see the senior ' tables, band tables, and the « 1 ' ' I Diane Smason Daniel Smigiclski Kachcl Smith Sharon Smith C hristine Smolinski ( harlcs Snell llollic Sobcl Kicky Sonshinc Andrew Sprogis Jennifer Stellar Darryl Stern (iarrick Stern artwork of fellow and former students. They find Information and some hu¬ mor on the ' tote ' board located In the northeastern comer of the " cafe. " Meeting and getting to know your counselor and dean is a part of the " West experience, " although spend¬ ing a great deal of time with your dean is not a good Idea. Senior Jill tied rich comments, " It ' s not keen, to be mean, to your dean. " The resource centers are available to help students better understand their course work. They can also be quite sociable. Many students find the resource centers an enjoyable place to relax with friends. Seniors That annual dreaded disease " ' Senioritis ' is a psychotic behavior commonly attributed to people In their final year of high school ' ac¬ cording to psychology teacher, Ron Albiani. " It ' s more conspicuous sec¬ ond semester,” adds chemistry teacher Dottle Fugiel. Most students think of it as a sudden attack, but it is actually a gradual four year process. As soon as a freshman enters high school the incubation period begins, noticeable signs can occur earlier than senior year. " I ' ve had It since sophomore year,” explains senior Jill Cohen. There are numerous symptoms at¬ tributed to this disease. For example, the following words and phrases do not exist in the vocabulary of people afflicted: homework; 7:30 am; school bus; cafeteria food; studying; com¬ plete, undamaged gym clothes; and being on time to class. Some people are enthused when It strikes, others are not so happy. Dr. Stein feels, " The later It hits the bet¬ ter.” Still others, a limited few, don ' t acknowledge its existence at all. Dr. Ring says, " There is no such tiling as senioritis.” However, most acknowledge that it does exist Senior Dana Shapiro ad¬ mits, " Yeah, we have It!” Those who have it are proud to say so. " Seniori¬ tis is a sometimes painful disease, but the best one you could ever get,” says senior Rachel Smith. The best sum¬ mary of this incredible phenomenon is a quote from social worker, Mr. Lee, " It ' s there.” Helaine Miller ' 87 Sandra Stiegel Evelina Stipisic Mary Suansing Jacalin Subrinsky Todd Sucherman Jennifer Suess Beth Sussman Jacob Swidler Alyssa Tadelman James Takaesu Curtis Takiguchi Carlos Talbot James Torrez Richard Trujillo James Tuchten Marie Tulen Thomas Turek Hoyo! Senior class President Dale Sherman and Vice-President James VanOsdol kick off the publicity campaign for their Senior Cabinet bake sale. Bake sales are a great source of revenue for many clubs, and offer delicious home-baked goods to students. S e n 1 o r s Seniors 195 Larry Van Mersbergcn James VanOsdol Sam Varghese Renee Verstraete Debbie Virchinsky David Wallerstein Michele Weinberg Christine Wcndel Young-Sik Whang Reference materials are readily available to serious students Senioi Yu Min Msu c hec ks a scientific dictionary the meaning of a tec hnical term. 196 Seniors Michelle Yaras Peter Yi Brian Yoo Cccilc Yoon Hyon-Chol Yu Donna Zadkovic Romy Zarate David Zazra Ricky Zelinsky Adam Zimmerman Senior Molly Sobcl takes a break from studying. Many students choose the cafeteria as the place to do homework, as it allows them the luxury of a snack or soft drink with their studies. 198 Seniors s e n 1 o r s A Final Farewell Farewell is such an empty word For what I wish to say. Yet, it somehow seems to summarize All thoughts within my head. The visions of high school years eventually subside. Though for myself, the good times shared, Unger close in mind. So, though we part upon this day. These memories I shall retain. Farewell means not forever lost. But I will Keep you close to heart Johanna Pelos ' 87 For the Class of 86 the long awaited day is at hand. Molding on to their taps, they proudly enter ttasrak Field for the graduation ceremony. Seniors 199 200 Juniors get respect " Life is tough all over ' or so they say. Juniors disagree. As a ju¬ nior, one feels the stress more than ever. As Anne Liosatos explains, " Junior year has been the hardest year, I hope it doesn ' t get any harder. With A.P. tests and PSAT s and worrying about getting into good colleges, 1 have to work twice as hard to balance out my sched¬ ule ' But even with all the aca¬ demic difficulties, juniors have a lot of fun. Homecoming, prom, parties, and football games are only a few of the balancing agents that help them through the year. And best of all, with junior year comes the ad¬ miration from the underclassmen and the status of finally being up¬ perclassmen. Juniors-Division During their free time, juniors Mike Gershbein and Dessie Atsaves take a stroll out on the front lawn. Many students escape to the peaceful outdoors from the boisterous atmosphere in the cafeteria. Hobbling away on her crutches. Gaby Tomacic gets no attention from her fellow juniors. They are all too involved with the picture in Jason Litwin ' s spiral to help. Junior Ron Sobczak, after seeing Homecoming bids on sale, rushes to the phone to ask his girl to go with him. The telephone is an essential device for all teenagers. Division-Juniors 201 Laura Abrahams Mathew Achett Bob Adams Scott Adams Dennis Agnos Imran Akhter Lillyan Alcalde Linda Alexander Rebecca Alper Andra Amato Jenny Anast Robert Anderberg Juniors Kelly Martin and George common place to find people on Despina Atsaves David Aufrecht Leonid Ayzenberg Nyung Bae Darrin Bairn Gurinder Bains Sari Baker John Barba Laura Barreto Amii Baskin Lainie Bauer Josephine Bay aua Juniors Ellen Beekil Narong Berjrsuwana John Bencivenga heather Bender Sheri Berger Caryn Berk Alison Brooks Kathleen Brophy Angie Brown Mary Brown Godfry Brucal Brian Bueling Sheri Burger Amy Burnham William Burns Nathan Cachila Deborah Berman Steven Bezanis Matthew Biesinger Virginia Blaumeuser Pablo Blanco Melanie Block Sean Ansett John Antich Stacy Bolinger Kim Boulware Aggelica Apostolopoulos Tim Arndt Chris Bradbury Gina Bravos Pete Athans Chris Atkinson frank Brodsky Jinjer Brody What a way to begin the week If you wake up at 3am in a cold sweat, realizing you ' ve wasted the three weeks you ' ve had to write a major history paper due promptly at the begin¬ ning of your first period class.. If the toothpaste falls off the bristles of your toothbrush before you get it in your mouth, and your hair looks flatter than Miss Liberty ' s would if she took off her crown after wearing it the past 100 years ... If you ' re late for geometry, and lose your chemistry book, trip down the stairs during passing period, and put salad dressing on your fries instead of ketchup If you miss the late, late, late bus, and when you finally get home, worn and tired, you turn on the television, only to see the President on all channels giving his second address of the week If any of these things happen to you, you know it ' s got to be a Monday. Miki Antonakos. Juniors 203 Stephanie Callas Matthew Camilli Kim Cancelled Tony Carollo Brad Carstens Ramund Castro Kyung Chang Dorren Chen Henry Chen Eric Chem Amy Chertow Julie Cho James Choi Kang Choi Seong Choi Julie Christensen Susan Chang Preston Clark Darryl Colen Jackie Congine Rhodora Connell Michael Cooper Kelly Cordes Christine Cox Sean Cresham Alan Cruz Joseph Czernik Scott D Agostino Joanne D Ugo Jim Daehler Julie Daehler Joel Dalinka Thomas Dallianis 204 Juniors Pulling rank Students at Miles West are exposed to the term Class Hank during the middle of their Junior year. For some students, their class rank is a major disappointment, to others, a pleasent surprise. Class rank is figured by using a student’s semester grades. All grades are weighted on a scale of two to five, with five being the highest. Classes with the higher weights are usually more competitive and count more when a student ' s class rank is being figured. Senior Heather Doolittle stated. Class Rank puts unnec¬ essary preasure and stress on students. However, it is necessary evil, since many colleges and universities use a student ' s class rank to help determine addmision. David Wallerstein Bemadeth Danguilan Michelle Dayan Eileen Deano Joe Dellumo Gail Dennis Maureen Devis Meriberto Diaz Jeannine Dimodica Wendy Doyle Steven Drazner Traci Dreier Susan Drexler Ludmila Dudin Svetlana Dumsky Scott Dusten Robyn Edelman haryn Elliott Robin Emalfarb Marvin Eng Susan Eshaya Ramel Eailma Amy Ean Vincent rang Mayat reizoulof rernando ren Mary renton l.eni reria Marc ricnberg Ross rischoff Ann risher nicole riorio Linda rontana Angela rortuna Juniors 20S Amy Fullett Deanne Qabel Kamlesh Gandhi Noel Garfinkel Mike Gershbein Greg Geshelin Cindy Gesklin Danny Gold Stephanie Gold Stacy Goldstin Christina Gonzales Monica Goodman Oliver Graf Craig Gramatis Deanna Gramatis Rachel Greenspan Robert Greiner Amy Grimaldi Joy Grossberg Alex Gruzmark 206 Juniors One, two, three ... Testing On Tuesday, October 21, many juniors and some sophomores across the country were found taking the PSAT (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test). The test consist¬ ed of two parts, verbal and math. Students were allowed 50 minutes for each section. Some juniors took the test to qualify for the national Merit Scholarship Program. Oth¬ ers, including some sophomores, took the test to get a general idea of what the actual SAT would be like, and also for extra prac¬ tice. When asked how the PSAT is looked upon, some replies were: The PSAT is a chance for sophomores and juniors to experience the pressure of taking the actual SAT. " Dr. Cocking-Counselor I think the test is a fair-to-good predic¬ tor of how the student will score on the actual SAT. " Mr. Chambers-Counselor " I feel it ' s a confidence builder. " Barbarba Handler-Counselor " I didn ' t think the test was that bad. I would have liked more time to finish the math section. " Linda Steiner-Junior thought the verbal section was a lot harder than the math section. " Katie Swanson-Juniors " The PSAT was the easiest test I ' ve ever taken, considering I finished it within 25 minutes. " Steve Livaditis-Junior " I believe that it is beneficial to the stu¬ dent population, especially for me. This will give me some idea as to how much I have to study to get a 1600 on the SAT. Greg Rudin-Junior " Unless you are close to qualifying for the national Merit Scholarship Program, it ' s not worth it. " Laura Milsk-Junior My expectations of college were dis¬ couraged. " Deborah Gail Rubin-Junior Jeannine DiModica Lilianna Williamson Thinking they ' ll get their essays done faster together. Juniors Elizabeth Stipisic and Susan Rubenstein hurry before homeroom to finish them. Leo Gubenko Laura Gunnarson Brian Gut Gail Guttennan Stacey Haber Kristofer Hainke Lisa Halliday Angela Hanga Craig Harris Andrew Harrold Helen Hart Clifford Hedquist Julie Hedrich Amy Heytow Anita Hintz Carrie Hintzke Douglas Hirsh Richard Hodap David Hodshire Dale Hoeft Susan Hoerrmann Meehee Hong Jason Hsu Judy Hsu Diana lacobazzi Anthony Irpino Jack Isaacson Paul Isaacson Brian Israel Stefani Ivicic Dawn Jacobs Robin Jaffray Karin Janessa Milenia Jervremovich Tom Jo Susan Johnson Joseph Jovero James Jung Georgia Katsikonouris Paul Katz Gary Kaufman Brad Kave Bertha Khasho The next Queen and king? Maybe. Juniors Michelle Weberman and Eric Chem get ready for their big de¬ but. Juniors 207 Under the protective shade of a tree outside on campus. Senior Tama Snitovsky completes her homework. The great outdoors is a favorite study place during the summer-like weather. Byong Kim Grace Kim Heejin Kim ttyon Chong Kim Paul Kim Sarah Kim Yoon flee Kim Stacy Kirkos Keith Kleiner Patricia Koiiopoulos George Kolovos nancy Kono Steve Koo Christopher Kopier Jack Korol l 1aria Korolis Maxync Koril Stefanie Krakow Karla Krone 208 Juniors Assemblies provide needed break As the days drudge on at Miles West, the students often need a break from the monotony of everyday life. Believe it or not, there are events oth¬ er than fire drills, finals, and PSAT ' s which interrupt this humdrum lifes¬ tyle. Those which exceed them all are the notorious Mi-We-hi pep assem¬ blies. These spirit-boosters let stu¬ dents forget that upcoming exam or term paper and just concentrate on having a good time. During an assembly, the entire school gathers in one gym and it ' s usually complete chaos as people ea¬ gerly search to find friends they ' ve seen only ten minutes before. After things settle down a bit, a speaker usually starts things off. Unfortunate¬ ly, his or her speech is usually inter¬ rupted midway, due to the sudden up¬ roar of the students. A popular ritual at Miles West is for each class, wheth¬ er it be freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior, to continuously chant their class name, however sometimes oth¬ er things, less to the teacher ' s liking, are shouted back and forth. This be¬ comes somewhat of a contest based on which class is the rowdiest, al¬ though the seniors seem to inevitably end up winning. After the crowds tire down a bit and a rubber glove is thrown here or there, the athletes are announced and the cheerleaders do a routine. By then, the students have revived themselves and again start the clamor. Pep assemblies ultimate¬ ly come to a close with the pom pon squad doing a dance routine. What is the purpose to all this pan¬ demonium, one might ask? Well, ac¬ tually nothing, aside from riling up the athletes for victory and a good time. But really, isn ' t that reason enough? Christina Gabriel George Laborde Ronald Lamlech George Langis Lisa Laporte Tim Ledwon Anna Lee Elizabeth Lee hye Ri John Lee Seung Lee Sandra Lepold Maria Lereno Lilian Levin Cindy Levine Robert Levy Demetrios Limber Anne Liosatos Jason Litwin Robert Liu Steve Livaditis Kevin Lochner Roddy Loewenthal Paul Lopez Lisa Lovett Alex Loyfman Isam Makhlouf Aaron Malina Benjamin Malkin Juniors 209 Getting behind the wheel — at last. " You don ' t have to shine the Schwinns anymore ' ' stated junior Steve Livaditis. The use of a car is very important in a teenager ' s life. Looking back on freshman and sophomore year, it was not difficult to forget those weekends spent walking around or riding bikes with " the group. " The hu¬ miliation of a carload of seniors that drove by yelling " freshman! " and spat out the window. On that cold, rainy, night when people thought that they were about as wet as they could possibly be, a group of kids drive by, along the curb of course, and drenched the group of pedestrians. There were some people who didn ' t mind not having their license. Says Junior George Langis, " It does not bother me, 1 just let everyone else drive me around. ' ' But the use of a car was very handy. In the words of Junior Paul Kim, " I can sleep later and not have to worry about missing the bus. " Most freshmen and sophomores couldn ' t wait to get their license; some for the convenience of getting around and others because they were just plain lazy. One thing was for sure: Cars and thinness just didn ' t mix. No more exercise; all those skinny fresh¬ man and sophomores turned fat six¬ teen. Caryn Berk Romeo Mangul Ellen Maniloff Pam Markfield Pamela Marks Patrick Marron Kelly Martin Wendy Martin Lisa Martinson Jeff Matsuda David Matz Thomas May Thomas Mazarakis Kim McAllister Coleen McCarthy Judy McGinley Lisa Meisner Karin Meixner Aurelit Mercado Larry Meyer Jordan Meyerovitz Tracey Michaels Kathy Michaelsen Christine Milewski Brian Miller Lawrence Mills Laura Milsk Beth Milstein Bryan Mittelman 210 Juniors Can that be right? Juniors Caryn Berk and Traci Dreier look on in astonishment. Aaron Moy Keith Mugford Ken Munic Evie Murgas heather Murphy hick nafpliotis Brian nakai Julia nelson Jennifer nelsen Jacqueline niziolek Barbara noesen Don nole ninus Odishoo Christopher Oliver Kirk Oliver Karin Orsic Dena Owens Carol Paek Georgette Pagos Juniors 211 Choi Pah Kyung Pak Rossini Parayno Charlotte Park Hong Park John Patyk Anthony Paz Mel Pemble Rodolfo Perez Laura Persky Sabrina Petrie Madi Phillips Tina Piluris David Pinsel Karen Pintz Mary Pobol Steven Posavac Stephanie Pritzker John Puljic Sabina Puthusseril Lena Quilici Huma Rana Greg Rappin Meena Ravella herb Regan Laura Reiff Tom Reynolds David Rhee Claudia Ridley Christi Roberts Todd Romashko Steven Rosen Rachel Rosenberg Gregory Rosow Bessie Roumeliotis Sheryl Rubens Susan Rubenstein Deborah Rubin Greg Rudin Jean Ruley Stacy Saitta Christine Sajdak Art Sanchez 212 Juniors A great place to rest when the halls are closed. Ju¬ niors Ginny Blumaiser and Kim Cancelled make themselves comfortable in the little halls of the I.I.C. A Question of Balance It is a question of balance That calls for some talent. Whether it be sports, academics, or clubs Let down some of that pride. And take it in stride That we all give something up at times. It is a question of balance And yes, it ' s a challenge. The freedom of opportunity is ours. It must be heeded. And what really is needed. Comes from what ' s hidden inside. It is a question of balance And you ' ve been so gallant but let me take time to say- You ' ve climbed the heights. And these are highlights. Take time to think them through. Rachel Greenspan Juniors Stephanie Gold, Karin Janessa, and Amy Chertow start planning early what they ' re going to do next weekend. Without the school day lagging on. these Juniors live for the weekend. George Santillan Anup Sathy Pattie Scearce Richard Schaefer Steven Schaeffer Renee Schmidt Marsha Schnayer Paul Schoknecht Mark Schusteff Ami Schwartz Sam Seung Jennifer Shedroff Caryn Shiftman Mindy Shiftman Dana Siciliano Mohammed Siddiqui Romeo Silverman Susan Silverman Gwen Singer Jeffrey Skoglund on I ' m sure everyone has heard of the Senior Midnight Riders. Well we started something new, the Junior Midnight Riders. Headed by Julie Wickell and Stacey Kir- kos, the juniors got off to a great start with nearly fifty girls signing up for the activity. Every Tuesday at 2:45, in the cafe, the juniors met. Each group consisted of four or five people and they would get two or three football players ' names. Off they ' d all go each night be¬ fore a game. This is what some of the riders had to say: " I ' m really glad we got to ride also ' stated junior Amy Eullet. " Junior Midnight Riders added a lot of school spir¬ it to the junior class, " exclaimed junior Caryn Berk. " When we go out to T-P it let ' s out the real you ' after a long day at school ' proclaimed junior Julie Wozniak. Everyone had fun psyching up the football players while psych¬ ing themselves at the same time. Laura Barreto Carolyn Song Alexander Soren Joan Sosnowski Tracy Spear Mark Speidel Soula Spyropoulos Abby Starr David Steiner Linda Steiner Elizabeth Stipisic Ryan Stoeterau Stacy Stratigakes Katie Swanson Dawn Szabo John Stulac Phil Taldone Maritess Tamunday Joseph Tarica Mary Theodore Pam Thill Arthur Tiersky Janet Till Mircea Tipescu Qabi Tomacic Angelo Tsagalis John Tsau Ari Turetzky Alek Tziortzis Midnight riders ride on and 214 Juniors Taking time out from a hectic physical edu¬ cation class. Senior Kim Kassel and Junior Lori Yetter polish off some taffy apples. Taffy apples were sold by many fundraising groups this year. Music is important in everybody ' s life, but Junior Lisa Martinson ' s love goes deeper. Practicing everyday isn ' t a task to Martinson, but a joy. Natalie Slisz Monica Uhm Ann Valenti Lalaine Valignota Dana Vance Helen Vayzman Angela Waggoner Julie Walters Cathy Smith Li-Tse Wang Pat Warden Eric Watson Michelle Weberman Gina Whalin Julie Wickell Sheha Wickreme sekera David Smolinski Lilianna Williamson Matthew Winer Julie Wozniak Ted Xentaras James Yactor Ban Yaroo Ben Yashon Jon Yefsky Emily Yep Lori Yetter Henry Yim Jean Yoo Steve Yu Helen Yung Luma Zaia Fed up with the perpetual mediocracy of academia , Junior Rohit Patel focuses his atten¬ tion on daydreaming instead of his teacher. Juniors 215 Sophomores slip into gear As sophomores re-entered West, they felt older, smarter, stronger, tougher and in the driver s seat. In fact they were ready to take off and escape from the memory of their freshman year, while driving to¬ wards adventuresome times. To many, being a sophomore had advantages, from open cam¬ pus to driving to school. There were new classes offered, including geometry, chemistry, and, of course, the ever-popular driver ' s ed. With the right touch of extra¬ curricular activities, from football to cheerleading to debate, the school day was complete. Mow that they had been in West for one year, they did not fear getting lost or hav¬ ing pennies thrown at them. Elena Leibovich, when asked what made her sophomore year more special than freshman year, replied, " The best thing is a course like driver ' s ed. There ' s nothing like being able to drive. " In their second year, sopho¬ mores were learning to balance their lives with academics as well as a touch of extracurricular activi¬ ties, which to many made school more enjoyable. When asked how she balanced her school day, soph¬ omore Ali Kwon replied, " During the day 1 focused on my classes, but I found time after school to join clubs and participate in school ac¬ tivities. " The class of ' 89 had much enthu¬ siasm and school spirit. They be¬ lieved they were the best class yet to walk the halls of NiWeHi. In the words of sophomore Humberto Hortua, " We re cool and outra¬ geous! " 216 Sophomores-Division Division-Sophomores 217 Sophomore Myung Mi Bae practices her piano playing during her free time. Free mods can be very helpful to students who have to balance their difficult class schedules with extracurricu¬ lar activities. The Frosh-Soph Mixer was the ideal event for students to get to know one another. Sopho¬ mores Rachel Cohen and Jeni Duda welcome the new freshmen with open arms. Sophomores Mindy Grossberg and Lori Clark are eagerly working on their biology lab. Both are anxious to see what insects are squirming under the microscope today. Andree AbelKis Joseph Achett Mathew Adams Mia Adler Marc Adreani Suzanne Ahn Jerry Alcozer Mark Anderberg Rafael Anifiotis Tecla Annes Maureen Antar Niki Antonakos Senada Arabelovic Mark Argetsinger Lisa Arnow Marty Bach Esther Bae Ji Bae Eunice Baek Michael Bartholomew Michelle Bauer Marc Bechar Israel Behar Michelle Beller Christi Benedetti Dennis Bernabe Susan Bezanes James Bibizas Jeremy Biewer Eric Biljetina Maria Bisbikis Suzanne Bohigian Andrew Bok 218 Sophomores Bus time blues Standing on a street comer ten minutes before the bus is expected to arrive, underclassmen and unfortu¬ nate seniors who couldn ' t get hold of a car wait impa¬ tiently for the school bus. After boarding at 6:50 in the morning, the students try to stay awake as the bus rambles along its route toward school. The first eight seats on the bus are always filled two times over with cowardly underclassmen who aren ' t brave enough to attempt the trip to the back of the bus. On the other hand, the last few seats are never occupied by more than two upperclassmen at a time. Conversation is sel¬ dom attempted, and except for the usual morning greetings and the " soft rock ' ' flowing from the bus dri¬ ver ' s radio, the bus is quiet. Upon approaching Niles West with a squealing halt that opens everyone ' s droop¬ ing eyelids, the students file from the bus neatly, row by row, until everyone is off. This is in marked contrast to junior high, where everyone stood up as soon as the bus stopped, clambering over each other to get into school. But, as one grows older, reaching the school ' s front door is the last thing most students would wish to do voluntarily, and prolong the event in whatever way possible. The bus pulls away and the weary students envy the juniors and seniors who have cars and can catch thirty extra minutes of sleep. The underclassmen wait impatiently until their sixteenth birthday when they won ' t have to do something as demeaning as riding the school bus. Christine Kim Kathryn Bom Aaron Boyles Janine Breit Andrew Browder Christine Brown Karla Bruno Andrea Bruscato Jason Burk Robert Bums Kelly Butera Neil Butler Roadjee Calara Margaret Campbell Danielle Chams Erwin Chan Yiwen Chang Yoon Chang Shoma Chatterjee Amy Cho Hyun Cho Connie Choi Jeannie Choi Maria Choi Shirley Choi Sun Mee Choi Woo-Jin Choi Christina Chung Joseph Chung Tom Chung James Ciemny Lori Clark Rachel Cohen Michael Colby Sophomores 219 Students make many new friends sophomore year while also keeping those they made as freshmen. Sophomores Susan Lieberman and Danielle Singer take a moment of their free time together to smile for the Spectrum photographer. To avoid further confusion, sophomore Brett Voustra explains the techniques of a video recorder to his fellow classmate. Helping each other through difficult times makes school life easier for everyone. Joan Colletta Melissa Connell Ritchie Cordero Andrew Costello Suzanne Covington Shannon Crowley Arnold Cruz Christine Curtis Kevin Curtis Sarkis Danavi Kendra Davis William DeAcetis Elyse Decker Evergist Deguzman Hoel Deguzman May DeLasAlas Joseph Delfin Christine Dempsey Jessica Dickstein Edward Donde Christine Doroba Dennis Dougherty George Douvikas Ivy Drazner Richard Dubin Jill Dubrow Jennifer Duda Maggie Duffy 220 Sophomores Rolling out the gray carpet When you think of carpeting, you think of your own bedroom or living room. But do you think of school? Probably not. West students were in for a surprise at the start of the school year! When they entered the building in mid-September to pick up their books, they could no longer hear the click-clack-clunk of their shoes on the smooth tile flooring in the hallways. Instead, their shoes sank into the new gray carpeting installed over the summer to match the pink walls painted last year. The administration installed the carpeting primarily to reduce the noise level in the hallways. However, it is also easier to maintain than the tile flooring. There is no waxing or mopping, but vacuuming and a periodic shampoo are necessary. Though the carpeting is not plush or luxurious, it fits the purpose of limiting the noise level in the hallways, a topic which teachers con¬ tinually complain about. Students have varying opinons on the new carpeting. Junior Laura Barreto says, " It gives the school a homey atmosphere. ' However, sophomore Janey Yu remarks, " It ' s a pain because it always makes me trip and I ruin my shoes. ' ' How maybe the carpeting will give students another reason to like or to dislike school even more. Parveen Hajiullah Robert Dziedzic Ares Ebreo Howard Edelman Dollie Espinosa Steven Farmer Christine Feldman Randy Feldman Edson Fernandez Laura Ferrin Lisa Fischbach Amy Flack Joel Fogelson Qina Frake Christina Gabriel Corin Gagliardi Xyla Gatilao Ann Gazer Jason Gelber Marc Geslani Kirsten Gieler Megan Goldish Tony Granatelli Marina Grinshpun Scott Gripman Robyn Groffman Mindy Grossberg Felipe Guerrero Sebouh Gueyikian Claudia Halbac Urik Halliday James Man Becki Hansen Brian Hansen Sophomores 221 Doris haromi Andreas Harris Judith Hartman Michael Havdala Carl Helwing Melinda Hepner Tim Hieber Dennis Hoelzel Tahli Hoffman Robert Holton Pam Homicke Qaylyn Hortelano Humberto Hortua Michael Horwich Stacy Hosch Cheri Howe Tina Hrajnoha Sharon Huang Kristina Hugel Anne Humphrey Michael Huss Rummana Hussain Jung Hwang Eva Incze Sandi Jaggi Miroslava Jamniczka Suzette Jaskolka Jae Woo Jeong Christopher Jesse Daniel Johnson Sherri Jonas Jeannie Joshi Hwan Jung Goodbye recess The shrieking sound of swings swaying with the au¬ tumn breeze brought back to me a long lost memory. The memory of recess. Recess is now no more than a blurry image pushed all the way back in our minds. But looking at those swings and the showy merry-go-round forced me to try them out once more. Some time in the course of our high school life this urge will compel us to once again swing on the swings and spin on the merry-go-round. It ' s just inevitable. Unknowingly, as the ninth grade rolled around, we all said goodbye to the swings, jungle gyms, and merry-go- rounds. The laughs and the cries would all be forgotten. Lunchtime would never again be accompanied by re¬ cess. Looking forward to lunchtime would no longer mean anticipating the restless playground or the football games on the field. All those sports and games that we once played would no longer be played. All those past rituals of the playground were just forgotten as relics of the past. But this force that brought me back to the play¬ ground, back to the seemingly ancient swings, back to the towering jungle gyms, perhaps will also bring you back to this once traditional pastime of ours. But for those five or ten minutes that I was there it was enough to revive the sweet memory that still existed in me. As 1 walked away 1 said goodbye to my playground friends, and then 1 knew it was my fond farewell to recess. Jordan Meyerovitz 222 Sophomores Hilary Kaden Lambros Kalamaris Gina Kanellakis Hak Joon Kang Matthew Karlesky Lenny Katz Scott Katz Sheri Katz Julie Katzman David Kazarian Richard Keaton Yuri Keegstra Rita Khasho Sherine Khoshaba Kevin Kiedaisch Kristy Kiemicki Christine Kim Trank Kim Halim Kim Han Sang Kim Hyon Chong Kim Hyun Kim Jeannie Kim Ji Sun Kim Johnny Kim Samuel Kim Paul King Ron Kiss Why the big smiles? Sophomores Desey Tziortzis, Patty Tzortzis, and Mia Adler are ecstatic as another Thursday ends and they make their week¬ end plans. Scanning the cafeteria in search of the best looking guy is a favorite pastime of sophomores Cyndi Ratnow and Corin Gagliardi. Even after days of discussion, these girls can ' t decide on only one guy! Sophomores 223 Sophomore Matt Karlesky demonstrates the Statue of Liber¬ ty pass for his friends during gym class. Having heard of Karlesky s talent, an NFL scout is being sent to Niles West to review his ability! Finding the Foreign Language Resource Center to be an ideal place for some last minute studying are sophomores Peter Kucera and Angelo Michaels. Cramming for exams is a common sight when it comes time to take finals. Anthony Klancnik Dean Klemenz Megan Knowles Sally Ko Irina Kogan Julie Kohl John Korolis Tracy Kozil Margaret Kozlowski Tamara Kramer Susan Kreimer Eric Kreitzman Ivy Kron Tammy Krueger Peter Kucera Ali Kwon Kristina Lall pi Cia Lallas John Lally Jacqueline LaManna Judy Lapp k t V L Charles Larenas Stacey Lasker Michael Latash Ching-Man Law % y. v J v Patti Lazar Paul Lebovitz Carmen Lebron ' ?4 224 Sophomores ■ Course confusion French 1-2, Clothing 3-4, Biology 13-23, Algebra 3-4, Physics 11-21, Acting 1, keyboarding, art lab, ... Which classes should I take? What ' s a " grade weight " ? What prerequisites will 1 need? Should I take an honors course or a regular course? What does " audit " mean? Sound confusing? Well, it is. These and many more questions are asked by most underclassmen at one time or another. To help students answer these ques¬ tions and make wise decisions is the job of the guidance counselor. The counselor plays an important role in the stu¬ dent ' s decision-making process. Counselors help stu¬ dents balance their workloads, take the required courses, and meet the college requirements for most schools. The process of selecting high school courses is not easy, though. It takes time and active participa¬ tion on the student ' s behalf as well as the counselor ' s. Freshmen probably have the toughest time choosing their courses. The large selection can confuse the aver¬ age freshman, in which case, they usually turn to their counselor. Freshman Jerry Wagner stated, " 1 wasn ' t too sure which classes I should take so my counselor gave me some good advice. " During the sophomore and junior years, there are a few classes that students are required to take, such as Western Civilization and health. Most build the rest of their schedule around these courses. Junior Paul Katz declared, " Choosing my courses wasn ' t hard at all this year. I knew what to expect and 1 got those required classes out of the way. " Selecting courses can be diffi¬ cult and confusing at times, but there really isn ' t much to worry about. You can always rely on your friend, the counselor. Mike Russo Agnes Lee Amy Lee David Lee Edward Lee James Lee Elena Leibovich Naomi Levin Michelle Lewis Beth Lichtenstein David Lieb Susan Lieberman Jordan Light Andreas Limber John Liu Kelli Lochner Rosario Luisi Andy Lundsberg Stacy Lutz Mikhail Lyubansky Renee Makdah Demitra Makedonski Jason Malkin Mamie Malnekoff Charles Man Robert Mandell Irina Margolin Jane Martinez Owen Masterton heather McCulloh Jennifer McGeary Jason McGuire Keith McMath Louis Meindle Sophomores 225 Licarion Mendoza Pat Merkel Kimberly Miceli Angelo Michaels Cari Miller David Miller Christopher Minx Bert Mohrdieck Sean Mollett Maria Moloney Scott Moreth David Morris Christopher Morton Jennifer Moyer Gordie Mraovic Christopher Murschel Jim Muth Jim nafpliotis Parveen riajiullah Estelle nikolakakis Bob north Sofie Noussias Matthew Mowikowski Mindy Nudelman Mike O ' Brien Mark Oden Matt Odirakallumkal Melissa Ohlson Carlene Olander Roselle Olea Laura Olivares Cynthia Ong lialina Orawiec t note the difference Student s attitudes have been Known to change as their high school years progress. For example, most freshmen get up at 5:30 in the morning to put on a new outfit everyday. On the other hand, sophomores prefer to wake up at 6:00 and throw on a nice sweater and a pair of jeans. Juniors will most likely tumble out of bed at 6:30 and grab the first pair of sweats they find. During the school day, freshmen stumble down the hallways carrying about six books at a time and a Chan¬ dler ' s full of puffy stickers. Sophomores strut around school with about three books and just a Chandler s (they ' ve outgrown puffy stickers by now!) Then what do the juniors carry you might ask? Well, that ' s easy! They ' re the ones who breeze through the day with a folder and possibly one book. As for the Chandler ' s — what ' s that??? Finally, you can always distinguish a freshman from a sophomore from a junior when it comes time to eat lunch. Freshmen wait last in line and don ' t dare to say anything to those cutting in front of them. Sophomors are usually the ones doing the cutting. Juniors don ' t bother with these foolish games. They simply go to McDonalds! Maybe it seems as though juniors always get their way, but that ' s not really true. They ' ve been through those freshman and sophomore stages, and still have to put up with their elders — the seniors. So under¬ classmen, have patience, and eventually your time will come to be on top! Estelle nikolakakis 226 Sophomores Eric Orsic Eric Oseland Kevin Oztekin George Papadopoulos Lynn Pappas Eugene Paprocki Sung Park Malini Parsram Pallavi Patel Prashant Patel Swetal Patel Derek Pedraza Haney Penn James Peroulas Peter Pfeifer Eric Phillips Mamy Pierini Robert Pine DeeDee Pitsios Gail Pitts Annette Polek Jason Pollack Laine Polyzos Marija Popvic Rachel Posner Debra Pozdol Alison Presley Nicole Price Before rushing to their next class, sophomores Scott Sophomores Megan Goldish and Melinda Hepner prove that smiling is a special skill Gripman and Lisa Schapira finish their conversation. Por acquired by cheerleaders. The liveliness of Niles West cheerleaders helped to provoke most students, the cafeteria is the best place to catch up that Indian spirit! on the latest gossip. Sophomores 227 Tickling the ivories, sophomore Tim Queen displays his nimble fingers for the cam¬ era. This sight can be witnessed every day in the band wing. Homecoming week brings about memorable times, odd dress-up days, and lots of unusual activities. Sophomore Christine Kim realizes how much fun these activites can be as she races to complete her disguise. Susan Quach Timothy Queen Ansa Qureshi Cyndi Ratnow Maria Raucci Susan Reitman Julie Remke Miguel Remon Fritzie Repique Beatrise Revelins Matthew Reznik Jennifer Rhee Brian Richards Jemuel Ripley Tammy Robertson Eden Rocklin Henry Rodriguez Amy Roma June Rosales Louis Roth Dawn Rugendorf Malathi Sabapathy Walter Sajdak Michelle Sakolsky Beata Saletnik Hector Sanchez Linda Sax Lisa Schapira 228 Sophomores Sophomore year brings new teachers, higher status, and the Josten ' s jewelery man. This is the man who comes to school once for a presentation and several other times to collect money that students have either exhorted from their parents or earned on their own. The rings come in many sizes, with or without birthstones, and a variety o f designs and inscriptions on the outside. " Class rings are special because everyone gets the op¬ portunity to design their own. They ' re a great way of remembering your high school years and all the memo¬ ries these years hold, " stated sophomore Estelle Miko- lakakis. It is also popular for couples, as a sign of affec¬ tion, to exchange rings and wear them on chains around their necks. They can be exchanged for college rings once high school is completed, but many students choose to keep them as they are. Class rings aren ' t cheap, but they stay with you for a long time. Their sentimental value grows more and more. " They ' re a great way of remembering the school, " said sopho¬ more Maggie Duffy. Who knows, maybe forty years from now while looking at a school ring, those wonderful high school years will shine once again! Eric Litt Greg Schott Paul Schramm Kathy Schroeder Eric Schulman Roswitha Schwage Andrea Schwartz Gayle Schwartz Jeffrey Seidman Rory Seleman Matthew Sergot Stella Sfikas Sofia Shakir Ejaz Shamim Janet Shamoun Scott Shapiro Sameena Shariff Jay Sheirok Maxim Shulman Anjum Siddiqui Dave Signoretti Jae Sim Danielle Singer Kenneth Smith Rea-Kyung Song Melaine Soriano Chris Sosnowski Michael Spiropoulos Leanne Statland Kevin Steele Tony Stegich Laila Stein Sandy Stergios Micole Strusiner Sophomores 229 John Stuermer Rosalie Stulman Jason Szewczyk Karian Takehara Darren Tanis Scott Theisen Linda Theotokatos Susan Theotokatos Anastasia Therios Sundy Thompson Scott Toban Marni Tobin Inna Tolstunova Pascale Trouillot Georgia Tsoulos Merav Tsubely Pehlyn Tulen Desey Tziortzis Patty Tzortzis Rob Udoni Cindy Uehlein Bradley UtanofT Ai Utsunomiya Jimmy Valavanis Jennifer Valic Jovino Valignota Hilda Varela Javier Vargas Lisa Vetra Liz Villamil Lisa Virchinsky Alan Vrbos Lauren Wagner Time to cram You big test is coming! It ' s one week away, then five days, three days, .. and, finally, the night before the test you realize it ' s time to study! There isn ' t much time left. What do you do??? " I eat carrots, sit in a dark room, and then sit behind the smartest kid in the class. ' ' Greg Rudin ' 88 " I eat Oreo cookies and Doritos, and consume mas¬ sive amounts of Mountain Dew, making sure to keep the bathroom door wide open. Then, I cross my fingers and hope for divine inspiration ' Dale Sherman ' 87 " nothing. " Dita Jusufi ' 87 " I study and try to psyche myself up for a long night. " Diane Smason ' 87 " I read over the material, ask people to test me, and take my vitamins. " Donna Wezio ' 89 " I read the chapter and take notes at the same time. I also recopy the notes to remember them. " Lisa Friedman ' 88 " I pretend I ' m sick and if my parents don ' t believe me, I stay up all night and study. " Rachel Posner ' 89 Chris Samuel and Tami Moss 230 Sophomores Andrew Wallin Li-Mei Wang Lisa Warden Donica Weinberg Greg Weinberg Jamie Weisman Donna Wezio Yoo Mee Whang Terry Williams Julie Wiltgen Evan Winston Tom Wlodarczyk Debra Wojtalik Chris Wright Darla Wright Maria Wright Laurel Wurthmann Ryoko Yamaguchi Kathy Yim Mae Ra Yoo Harry Yoon Brett Youstra Janey Yu Michael Yu Yong Tae Yu May Yung Meta Zmora Andy Zoldoszka Sharing a friendly hug are sophomore Mindy Grossberg and junior Ben Yashon. Sophomores Janet Shamoun and Karla Bruno listen attentively Students develop many close friendships during their four years at West. to avoid confusion later on in the assignment. These students will attempt to receive an A on their next report card. Sophomores 231 Focus on freshmen With eager, yet nervous looking faces, freshmen got their first feel¬ ing of high school as they took that step into Miles West. Different faces, new classes, and more homework- these were just a couple of things that made freshman year a memo¬ rable experience. " I came from a pretty small school, so it ' s exciting coming to Miles West with so many more peo¬ ple ' said freshman Anne Pullano. For some in-coming freshmen, it was hard to adapt to such a change. One event that helped stu¬ dents meet new people was the Freshman-Sophomore mixer. Many underclassmen found it easier to meet new friends in a more casual atmosphere such as a dance or a football game, than in the class¬ room. As the year progressed, fresh¬ men found more pressure being put on them to do well in school. There was more homework than in grammar school, and the classes were more difficult. Students found that they needed to put a lot of time into their studying. Despite all these fears of entering a new world, freshmen managed to feel right at home at Miles West. FreshmenDivision fsj .« Freshman Howie Amie balances his day by us¬ ing some of his freetime for studying. Amie, involved in long hours of football practice, finds an ideal place for finishing his homework, an empty classroom. At the Freshman-Sophomore Mixer, freshmen David Winer and Tricia Hoo Chung enjoy a slow dance. The music satisfied all types of dancers, from slow to breakers. The Frosh-Soph Mixer brings out the craziness in everyone. Freshmen Jennifer Meindle, Hikki Harris, and Anna Minx do their own version of A Chorus Line. ' ' Division-Freshmen 233 Freshmen Intelligence Many people have been known to do stu¬ pid things in their freshmen year. The fol¬ lowing comments indicate such mistakes " I went to Loyola ' Pat Marron ' 89 " I lost my elevator Key. " Craig Harris 88 " I joined Student Senate. " Joe Camilli ' 88 " I didn ' t try hard enough. " Karen Burke ' 88 " I blew off classes thinking I would only have to serve an hour, and I ended serving six Saturdays. " Jason Litwin ' 88 " I went to the right classes at the wrong times. " Larrie Hintzke ' 88 " 1 bought eight monthly elevator passes at thirty dollars each. Anthony Irpino ' 88 The nice thing of making mistakes is that you leam from them and the best part of being a freshmen is that next year you ' re a sophomore. Anthony Irpino Rick Schaefer Tudd Baran Yvonne Barazi Monica Batista Kathleen Beilina Jennifer Berg Julie Berg Wendy Abagan William Agoos Stephen Agouridis Elizabeth Alarcon Lupita Alcozer Jaimie Altman Howard Amiel Kerri Anglin Anthony Annes Pantelis Antoniou Ann Argetsinger Marci Aronesti Freshmen Duke Ross and Kenny Zeff, watch the other freshmen girls and decide that his entertainment is better than a movie. 234 Freshmen Brett Berger Stephanie Berger Amy Berk Rachael Berman Vera Biberian Ruth Bloom Erica Blustein David Boehm Amy Borys Theodora Bourikas Laura Bowman Jill Boysen Debra Brodsky Derek Brown Vicki Brown Joseph Buck freshman Ave horwitz is determined to defy the law of gravity by balancing on the ends of his chair. Many students find this an exciting way to pass time during class. Primping themselves in order to achieve a high-level of beauty, freshmen Dawn Angelili and Helen Ross comb and tease their locks. Looks are essential at Miles West, as evidenced by the gratuitous placement of mirrors thoughout the school. freshmen 235 Laura Caplan Brian Casetta Gloria Catanese Yensy Cemerikic Robert Chang Richard Choi Rosa Choi henry Chun Joanna Chung Mark Chwal Madia Cobalovic Danny Cohn Jennifer Collins Juliette Consigny Julie Cook Blythe Corelli Daniela Crisan 236 Freshmen Frank Daiello Michael Dalgetty Agnes Danguilan Ricky Danguilan Raymond Davis Jess Deguzman Lynn Deigentasch Mario Di Giovanni Antoinette Di Modica Grace Diaz Anna Di Cesare Ari Dorf Oliver Dreger Cory Dubin Mireya Duran Adam Ebreo Craxy, mixed up mods An altered mod scheadule due to a pep assembly or some other event proved a hard enough adjustment for upperclass¬ men, let alone West ' s newcomers. If a freshman ' s first day in high school wasn ' t distinguished by some error in judgement such as a missed class, a shortened period at a later date often provided a similar ex¬ perience. " I was late for classes more than a few times, and I didn ' t have a chance to socialize with friends or get books for my next class ' explained freshman Trish Wright. Expressing similar sentiments, freshman Anna Minx commented, " I think the whole system is ridiculous. We should drop the classes that are missed instead of shortening each mod. " Despite the incon¬ venience and general confusion, however, most freshmen were eventually able to ad¬ just. " At first, I was really confused and walked into the wrong class at the wrong time, " stated freshman Mike Hartman. " After a while, though, it was much ea¬ sier. " Johanna Pelos Eric Elmer Liliana Engel Leslie Epstein Ronald Fahrenbach Nader Fakhoury Zeba Farooqui Jason Feehan Dawn Feldman Karyn Forman Naomi Fox Bradley Freeman Michelle Friedman Rachel Garland Adam Georges Andrea Gociman Carrie Gold Deborah Gold Michelle Gonzales 237 Freshmen Manoj Gopinath Kristin Gramatis Dina Gramatis Jimmy Grammas Judd Greenstein Stella Greinits Typical freshmen day 5:00 a.m. wake up, shower, fix hair and appearance (clothes were picked out the night before) 6:00 a.m. breakfast - all food groups repre¬ sented 6:30 a.m. out on the bus comer waiting patiently while Mom watches in her bathrobe from the front door 7:00 a.m. bus pick up. Freshman makes sure he gets a good back seat so that he can pretend that he is still a hot shot eighth grader for the fifteen minute ride 7:15 a.m. " Frosh " sits in front of his homeroom wiping the leftover toothpaste off his face 10:00 a.m. lunch time for one half hour - Freshman fits in a quick home packed meal because he spent his lunch money on an eleva¬ tor pass 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. classes, numerous trips to the bathroom to check appear¬ ance in the mirror, and all free times spent in the library or Oakton Street lobby studying 2:30 p.m.-4:15 p.m. 10:00 a.m. " hang around " after school to socialize and maybe watch the seniors work out in the weight room 4:15-4:45 p.m. the long bus ride home! 4:45-9:30 p.m. homework, t.v., and tele¬ phone! 9:30-10:30 p.m. Pick out the coordinated outfit for the next day 10:30 p.m. bedtime!!! Devra Resnik Eugne Grois Cuauhtemoc Guerrero Jeff Gummo Steven Gurvis Karen Guthrie David haddon Andrea liaegele Micolet Harris Sara Harris Mike Hartman Eric Hayes Linda Hirata Tracy Hirshman Barbara Holden Beth Holden Meridith Holt Tricia Hoo Chung Lawrence Horn Ave Horowitz Tommy Hsu AMmran Husain Seung Yun Hwang Elan Jackson ' Richard Jameson Christian Jones Betsy Jordan 238 Freshmen Joan Jovero Luljeta Jusufl Holly Kahn Karrie Karahalios Margarita Karras Mike Karras Kris Kasprak Pamela Katsules Jackie Katzman Ian Katznelson Millicent Kaufman Ami Kawanaga Doreen Kestler Megan Kiemicki Chong Kim Duk Kim Jin Kim Hyung Kim Sandy Kim Young Kim Patricia Klancnik Danny Klapman 239 Freshman Diana Knudsen Pauline Koffman Stella Kopelman Barb Kozlowski Lisa Kreher Scott Kreher Anil Kumar Dennis Kusecek Angella Kutsyshina Mathew La Liberty Michelle Landicho Alexander Lantsberg Lawrence Lazar Sal Lazzara Jesse Leader Scott Ledwon Cornelia Lee Dennis Lee James Lee Jean Lee Jennifer Lee Joo Yup Lee Rack Lee Kevin Leeds t During homecoming week, many freshmen get in¬ volved in the activities. Coconut bowling was one of the many activities played by the student body. Ali Lejlic Len Lev Janelle Levinson Haney Lim Helena Lin Jeannie Linangkul Argyris Liolis Iwen Liu Eunsook Lo Grace Lisa Lucia 240 Freshmen Attention, avoid detention! Kathleen Lukens Simeon Macalindong Stacy Lustman Bryan Mahute Sal Mancera Jamie Mandl Mina Manning Jeff Margolin Jana Marinakis Miguel Martinez Marc Mar-Yohana Sandra Matan Charles Mathew Theresa May Daphne Mazarakis Jennifer Meindle Jeff Meunier Ida Miarka Gary Mikaelian Alan Milbrandt Sherry Miller The necessary adjustment which freshmen must make to the Miles West detention policy varies greatly, according to the junior high the individual student attended. For example, Mr. Peter Zom stated, " Lincoln Hall students have the hardest time getting used to the rules of Miles West of all my freshman students, since they have or enforce few at Lincoln Misato Miyama Hall ' Other schools, such as Fairview, are said to have fairly strict discipline which makes it easier for them to adapt. Freshmen most often complain of the lack of the benefit of the doubt which they are given from teachers when they are ignorant of the rules. Junior Aaron Joffe, looking back on his freshman year stated, " During one of the first weeks of school, I arrived about a minute late, thinking that late is late, I stopped at my locker before going to homeroom. When I showed up I could not believe I had been given a forty minute detention for being over five mintes late, since I had never heard of it. I guess 1 was Julie Mizock supposed to have read the student guidebook ' the complaints vary. The problem of adjustment to the detention policy is universal yet not very serious. More than anything else it is an education. Students should look upon this experience not as something awful, but rather as an initiation into high school. Tom Dallianis Mark Modilevsky Freshmen 241 Dana Mohrlein haresh Moradia Priscilla Moy Karin Much Adrian Murillo Kevin Murphy Robyn nadick Dawn Nangelilli Tai Nakabayashi Carmen navarro Jimmy Nikolakakis Karen Noesen Mara Okmin Raquel Olea Debbie Owens Timothy Paek Oscar Palacios Denise Panoutsos Saurin Pansuria Julia Paphitis Christina Park Damon Park Michael Park Alpesh Patel Rohini Patel Alfonso Paz Kimberly Pecs Tracy Pecs Beth Pedersen Mikki Peretz 242 Freshmen Rachel Rosenberg Jon Rosenthal Jeremy Rubin Steve Rudin Yuri Rutman Victor Sagalovsky Dimitra Saltouros Ethelind Sangalang Pablo Perez Dennis Peterson Kiet Phung Benny Piper Patricia Pitsios Karen Popke Sophia Psyhogios Christine Puljic Anne Pullano Roger Quach Kimberly Ramirez Richard Reed Jackie Remillard Beth Remke Helen Ress Helen J. Ress Maine Reyes Dahlia Reznik First day jitters As students look back upon this hideous memory, a faint smile lurks on some faces. Perhaps it ' s a recollection of some mortify¬ ing incident simply too unbearable to think about, or just too embarrassing to men¬ tion. For some it was a time of fear and insecurities, while for others, a new, excit¬ ing venture. Whatever one might call it, that first day at Miles West was definitely a period of uncertainty. The most difficult adjustment was the godforsaken hour you were forced out of bed. Scavanging the house for that perfect outfit to wear at 6:00 in the morning was just too much to bear. Another worry many faced was the terri¬ fying prospect of getting lost in the halls and having to check the numbers and ar¬ rows on the walls to see which way your next class was, or as a last resort, having to ask an upperclassman. If you really wanted to get to where you were supposed to be, the latter was not advised. But all the ru¬ mors of freshmen being the targets of flying pennies and mysterious elevator passes are just a myth. Miles West students actually treat ffesmen with the utmost re¬ spect, well maybe not that much respect. Once you got through the first day, things started running more smoothly. Of course, no one wants to be a freshman forever. Just take it step by step, year by year, and climb that totem pole until you too are finally the elite seniors. Christina Gabriel Freshmen 243 Jacqueline Schauwecker Jodi Schmidt Danny Schnaitmann Scott Schoen Brad Schoknecht Marta Schrager April Sebastian Joan Sebastian April Sevilla Dina Seung Samina Shamim Cathryn Shemroske Kevin Shiftman Steven Shimanski Shazia Siddiqui Benjamin Siegel Anna Silvio Marc Slutzky Betsy Smith Freshman Jackie Schauwecker shows her school spirit by participating in the homecoming activiti es. Many freshmen enjoyed this new experience. Robert Springer Sam Spuccia Arthur Stankiewicz Kelly Stansel Angela Stark Corey Stem Matt Stem Lisa Sobie Kim Sokalski Julie Son Richard Son Mitch Sorkin Barbara Sosnowski 244 Freshmen Brett Strusiner Kris Strybel Marc Tadelman Matthew Taormina Penny Tavoularis Adam Telengater Lisa Tepper Al Billy Tsagalis Mary Tzotzolis Lori Utanoff Irena Vrbos RiKi Utsunomiya Wendy Valencia Brian Van Mersbergren Jerry Waggoner Dyan Walters Keef Weinstein Melissa Weiss Liyi Wang Marcia Tiersky Vladimir Tikhtman Herbert Tittle Ana Tobar Chris Tolksdorf Greg Tomczyk Ariana Trob " Freshmanitis ' ' Everyone experiences it upperclassmen enjoy it, and the lucky survive it. Mo, it ' s not what you ' re thinking, it s " Freshmanitis " . Freshmanitis is a disease that strikes you in the first year of high school. It deprives its victim of the ability to accomplish primi¬ tive tasks like walking into the correct classroom, opening lockers, and carrying books. Freshmanitis also makes students highly subject to torment and pranks by upper¬ classmen, such as: 1) getting hit by thrown pennies, 2) being sold bogus elevator passes, and 3) receiving wrong directions when looking for their classroom. For most, the disease lasts for at least one se¬ mester and for some it lasts the entire year. Richard Schaefer Antony Irpino Rhonda Wright Thrish Wright Richard Yang Masha Yefimov riuha Zaia Kenny Zeff John Zito Freshman 245 Balancing the books Like a tightrope walker, the Niles West student must constantly be aware of balance. Academics, sports, extracurricular activities, social functions and part-time jobs might be some of the things stu¬ dents need to juggle and put in proper perspective if they are to succeed during their four years of high school. How much time for ac¬ tivities and sports can students successfully handle? Will there Jbe sufficient time for everything? For the serious-minded student, academics is the key factor and de¬ mands the greatest amount of time to achieve this delicate balance. 246 Academics-Division ACADEMICS Niles West brought new faces to the academic department. Science teacher Mr. Snyder and math teacher Miss Achino look through last year ' s yearbook. Part of balancing out the year was not only in a student ' s schedule and extracurricular activi¬ ties, but also included a little one-on-one with the teachers. Junior Don Nole asks for help from math teacher Mr. Qeis. Numerous chemistry students alternately read the procedure, perform the experiment re¬ quired, and copy down the appropriate data. These students certainly look industrious, yet as those who have already taken chemistry know, not even the shadow knows what mis¬ chief lurks in the heart of chemistry students. Division-Academics Students listen attentively as Frederik Pohl talks about science fiction and his life as a writer. Quest speakers came to West during the year as part of the library ' s Speaker of the Month ' program. 248 Academics Arnold Agnos-Library Ronald Albiani-Social Studies Barbara Anderson- English Charles Anderson-Social Studies Glenn Anderson- Industrial Arts William Apostal-Science Jean Armour-Physical Education John Armour-Physical Education Charles Baleivlis-OCLC John Beeftink-Science Mindy Bilton-OCLC Joan Blachut-OCLC Judith Blackman-OCLC Gerald Boevers-Social Studies George Brink-Foreign Language Speaker of the month program unique Among the many unique oppor¬ tunities offered West students was the " Speaker of the Month ' 7 pro¬ gram. Headed by library director Arnold Agnos, the project s struc¬ ture included a speaker s presenta¬ tion each month, from October to April. " Miles West had some of the leaders in almost every industry speak ' Agnos explained. In October, Janet Hutting of the Real Estate Research Corporation informed students of the opportu¬ nities present in her field. Featured in Movember ' s " Art Jubilee " pre¬ sentation concerning the arts were singer Mick Fortuna of the Buck¬ inghams, actress Kim Fitzwater from the Goodman Theater, jour¬ nalist Dan Ruth of the Chicago Sun- Times, musician Gary Stucka of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and artist Sabina West, an instructor at Skokie ' s Village Art School. On January 15, Martin Luther King, Jr. ' s birthday was commemorated with a guest speaker, and in March, Ruth Ratney, owner and publisher of the movie review magazine Screen, made a special appear¬ ance. " The speakers were not paid, " Agnos stated. " They only re¬ ceived token gifts, yet, they all de¬ voted their time in an effort to com¬ municate with younger people. " According to Agnos, it was this special cooperation of speakers, teachers and students which made the program possible. " We had the cooperation and effort of everyone involved. 1 don ' t know of too many programs that have be n as suc¬ cessful as ours, and I think it was worth all the effort we had to make. " Johanna Pelos Lawrence Broy-Science Academics 249 250 i l Peer Counseling proves popular It was 7:35 and students were doing their usual in homeroom, such as finishing homework, gabbing with friends, and getting in some last minute studying. Then a student walked into the room, interrupted whatever the other students were doing, and explained that he or she was a peer counseling leader. That was the first time that anyone had heard about peer counseling. The leader gave a brief explana¬ tion of what peer counseling was all about, and passed out sheets to anyone interested in joining. For the next week talk went around school about peer coun¬ seling. What was it? And what wasn ' t it? These were just two of the questions that students asked each other. Finally, those interested spoke to either Mr. Lee, the sponsor of peer coun¬ seling, or to a friend who was al¬ ready involved in it, got a group of friends together, and decided to join. As they arrived at their first meeting, students were greeted by two more peer counseling leaders. These leaders were ex¬ perienced in peer counseling, and had their own groups. Basi¬ cally, peer counseling meetings were a place for students to meet and talk about whatever was on their minds, with the guidance of their leaders. Faculty members were never present at these meetings, so students felt freer to talk with each other. Games, called energizers, were played to help familiarize the members of the group with one another. Bonds became formed between the members of each group, and they learned to trust each other, and tell others about their prob¬ lems. Peer counseling was a fun way for students to make new friends, and, rid themselves of some of their anxieties. And in no time, those new members looked forward to becoming leaders. Ivy Kron Academics Ronald CampbellMealth Education Emil Capitani- Mathematics Stanley Carey-CVE Clare Carlsen-Nurse Juanita Carlson-CIC Mary Pat Carr-Quidance Counselor Raymond Carr-CIC Barbara Chausow-Home Economics Walter Cocking- Quidance Counselor Jean Damisch-IIC Wilda DeEur-Mome Economics Ed Degenhardt-Science As time ticks away, Carl Geis, math teacher, explains the next day s assignment to his class. Seniors Tom Malkin and Depak Sathy set time aside during their lunch period to study for an important science test. Oftentimes, lunch just has to wait for students intent on studying. Academics 251 Todd Dvorak- Mathematics Don Field-Mathematics Gerald Firak-Science Patrick Flynn-English Dottie Fugiel-Science John Gault-Social Studies Carl Geis-Mathematics Olga Georgiev-Foreign Language John Golata-English Angela Graham-English Edward Grossheusch- Business Education Barbara Handler- Guidance Counselor Filling in on Scantron a " Get out a number two pencil. Make sure you fill in the entire blank and erase all errors com¬ pletely! " When students hear this, they know what ' s coming. It ' s a Scantron test. Mow do students and teachers feel about this type of test? " Well, if you don ' t know the an¬ swer, you just guess. " Mario Moya " I like them. All of the answers are there, you just have to pick one. " Elaine Barrington " When l taught full time, they didn ' t even have them. There are advantages and disadvantages, but I think the advantages outweigh the disadvantages. " Mrs. Burke " I never give them. You can guess on Scantrons. It ' s not a true test of what you know. " Mr. Dvorak " It ' s nice because you get to see the results faster. " Wendy Martin " They ' re awful, why should a computer grade your paper? Com¬ puters don ' t make mistakes, peo¬ ple do. Plus, you need a 2 pen¬ cil. " Tim Queen " Scantron has it ' s place in the test taking process, but it ' s not the only way. " Mr. Degenhardt The feelings toward Scantrons are varied; some for them, some against them, but nevertheless, they ' re here to stay. So sharpen those number 2 pencils, and qood luck! Chris Samuel Finding humor in a chemistry assignment are junior Karen Janessa and teacher James Snyder. This is Snyder ' s first year in the Miles school district. Academics 253 Art teacher Richard Requarth considers the var¬ ious color schemes shown to him by Junior Paul Isaacson. Art courses are popular electives for many students. 254 Academics Daniel Hill-Social Studies Isaac Hoffman-Foreign Language Marian Jaeschke-Home Economics Stan Jones-Mathematics Roberta Jorgesen- Quidance Counselor Glenn Jurek-lndustrial Arts Ted Kaitchuck-Music Rita Kay-Science William Kelly-IIC Marvin Klebba-English Terese Klinger-Foreign Language William Koch-Music Anthone Kort- _ Mathematics i __ Sharon Krone-reading- | | I J I J | | | Whether it ' s to the opera or di¬ vorce court, most students agree that field trips are the best part of school, field trips let you avoid go¬ ing to class without the hassles of being sick. You get excused with¬ out having the responsibility of jus¬ tifying your absence to your par¬ ents and your teachers. When you stay home because you don ' t feel well, you have to recover during David Lee-Social Worker the times when you want to go out! field trips are enjoyable, educa¬ tional, and EXCUSED! Your teach- " around ers can ' t be angry because it is an excused absence. If you miss school because of an appointment or a vacation, you get a modified absence. The teachers have much more power in modified absence cases. Whether it is a class or a club which sponsors it, many stu¬ dents find the time to take off for field trips. " I can always fit a field trip into my schedule! " commented senior Elaine Barrington. Devra Resnick Academics 255 An open and closed case Last year, closed hallways be¬ came the new enemy to many students here at Niles West. Teachers awaited those mo¬ ments when they would be able to write detentions out to those who violated the new rule. This year carpeting was put through¬ out the hallways to reduce the noise pollution. With the new carpeting came a trial period of six weeks of closed hallways from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. which became a great success. There are still many mixed feel¬ ings on the closed hallways is¬ sue to this day. here are a few comments. " I feel that closed hallways are a welcome relief to classes in¬ volved during those mods. It does not restrict the freedom of students to going to the library or from visiting a counselor ' Mr. Swanson " I think they are great. It doesn ' t detract from student rights from being in the halls. " Mr. Dvorak " I don ' t mind having closed hallways because my passes get me through the halls safely. " Ken Hogan " I don ' t like closed hallways because it confines me to the cafeteria, which is usually over¬ crowded. " Amy Grimaldi " As far as I am concerned, the students have nothing to do with the decision. Therefore, it is un¬ fair. " George Langis " I think they are breaking our constitutional rights as stu¬ dents. " Frank Psyhogios " I ' m opposed to the whole idea. I walk through a closed hall everyday without a pass. In gen¬ eral it has proven ineffective. " Mike Gershbein Jeannine DiModica v. 256 Academics Art Leipold-Social Studies Ann Levinson-Science Herminia Lopez-Foreign Language Elmer Lucas-Physical Education Patricia Matlak-Physical Education Thomas McMahon- English Alexander Miron-Foreign Language John Moshak-Social Studies Robert Murphy- Mathematics Geri Mash-English Elizabeth Oldham-Home Economics James Olsen-Sage Jerome Orr-English Sheri Owens-Music Parents listen to Juanita Carlson, CIC teacher, at the annual open house held during October. Teachers gave parents an overview of their classes. Eleanor Parker-Library History teacher Dan Hill, also Known as " Tiger ' talks to a classroom of parents at open house. 258 Academics All around music student Todd Sucherman shares his Knowledge with the Music Theory class. Todd has contributed a lot of talent to the band, as the drum-line section leader. Robert Porter-Physical Education Robert Redig-Guidance Counselor Richard Requarth-Art William Robinson-Social Studies Wayne Rogowski- Science Patrick Savage-Business Education Mel Schmidt-Industrial Arts Bill Schnurr-Physical Education Lee Sellers-Industrial Arts Faith Shapiro-English Jerome Slattery- Mathematics Judi Sloan-Physical Education Jerry Smith- Mathematics David Solovy-IIC Autos class provides students with hands on experience. Teamwork here gets the job done faster. Students learn about life Humanities is one of the most in¬ teresting and unusual classes of¬ fered at Miles West. It is normally a two semester course, but students have the option of taking it for only one semester. Students must de¬ cide in advance which semester to take, however, since different mate¬ rial is covered each semester. First semester covers several dif¬ ferent topics, including an introduc¬ tion to music, dance, painting, pho¬ tography, and poetry. The course also focuses on the Holocaust and the threat of the nuclear age. Mov¬ ies, books and Field trips are all a major part of the class. Senior Devra Resnick commented, " Hu¬ manities is like no other class I have ever taken. We see a lot of movies and go on plenty of Field trips. ' ' Second semester covers many of the same ideas as First semester. However, the emphasis lies on the change in traditions in America, and the effect of ethnic groups on this change. The Negro, native American Indian, and Mexican- American are all studied. Humanities is a course for the student whose interests cover a wide range of areas. It has a grade weight of three and the instructor is Tom McMahon. Senior Michele Feinberg sums her thoughts on Hu¬ manities, " I Find this class extreme¬ ly interesting. It deals with current events and other topics that affect me everyday. It is not just the studying and memorizing of school books. I have really gotten a lot out of this class. ' ' Elaine Barrington Marjorie Stevens-Social Studies Sr 1 Academics 259 Counseling the college bound Frank Mustari received his bachelor ' s and master ' s degrees from Loyola University, in Guid¬ ance and Counseling. Since re¬ ceiving his master ' s degree, he has attended over 15 summer programs for college counsel¬ ors, including ones at Stanford and harvard. He has even been to a class in London, England. His first job was as a high school history teacher. Then he came to Miles West where he was a guid¬ ance counselor for about 20 years. He left in 1981 to be a prin¬ cipal at a performing arts school in Chicago, then returned to Miles West three years ago to be our first college counselor. Mr. Mustari calls himself a " college junkie ' ' because no matter where he is, he never re¬ jects an opportunity to drive through to look at a campus. In the past three years he has seen over 200 colleges, in cities such as Mew York, Boston, Washing¬ ton D.C. and Miami. Most visits are by invitation, either from one school, or from a group of schools in an area. After seeing a school he comes back to give a report to our guidance counsel¬ ors. " It is beneficial that the counselors are informed about the schools so that they may bet¬ ter assist the student when he or she makes this important deci¬ sion. " When asked about his plans for the future Mr. Mustari replied, " I plan to stay right where I am. I enjoy being a college counselor. I feel it is very exciting and ever- changing. I love it. " His advice for students is to investigate and visit many schools before mak¬ ing a choice. " There are more than 3000 colleges in this coun¬ try. The possibilities are end¬ less. " r r Lilianna Williamson 260 Academics James Stmad-Science Don Waddell-Science Stan Weitzenfeld- Mathematics Richard Wetzel-Art Leonard Winans- Quidance Dorothy Wise-Business Education Sharon Wolfe-Special Education Peter Zorn-Foreign Language Laurie Zucker-Speech Phyllis Axon-OCLC Prank Bostic-OCLC Rich Howard-OCLC Pred Kral-OCLC Prank Nathan-OCLC Bob Sherwin-OCLC Sporting backpack and fishing hat senior Jeff Gassel checks the clock to see how many minutes are left in his last class. When students have questions about colleges and universities Prank Mustari is the man with the answers. Mustari has traveled campuses across the country to better assist inquistive students. Academics 261 With a smile Principal Don Ring responds to a student ' s question at a meeting in his office. Ring enjoys input from both students and staff. Ready to begin her day, Dorothy Mit nick, secretary to the principal, orga nizes her desk. Modem day orators Practitioners of oratory excellence met every day first semester, mods 11-13, for one of Miles West ' s most unique courses, advanced public speaking. A continuation of public speaking, this course offered the more gifted speakers in the school a chance to expand their rhetorical ho¬ rizons. Speeches of persuasion, intro¬ duction and debate were but a few of the difficult assignments tackled by the class. Senior Elliott Baretz described the class as " AP Talking " . " It gives us speakers a chance to earn solid credit for our talents " he quipped. Senior Brad Qrodsky, described by his class¬ mates as a " modem day Cicero " , stated, " Work for that class was a la¬ bor of love. The class definitely re¬ fined my already near-prizewinning talents ' " It ' s great to be in a class of speak¬ ers all on the same level, unafraid to give lengthy dissertations in front of an audience, " junior Stefanie Krakow remarked. Representing a consensus, senior Mark Savidge said " It was like being part of a special club. It proved to be the best and most unique course I ' ve ever taken in my life. ' ' James VanOsdol 262 Academics Marlene Aderman-Board of Education Karen Nonig-Board of Education Jonathan Minkus-Board of Education Principal Don Ring and staff members David Lee and Mar¬ lene Peterson hold an informal get together for new stu¬ dents at West. Academics 263 Leonard Ackman-Director of Mathematics and Science John Lorenz-Director of Social Studies, Art, Music, and Media Cen¬ ter Rita Stewart-Director of Student Services James Swanson-Building Manager Gerald Turry-Director of Physical Education, Boys fir Girls Athlet¬ ics, Intramurals, and Driver Education John Winterhalter-Director of Business Education, home Econom¬ ics, Industrial Arts, and C.V.E. Larry Erickson-Dean of Students Mary Howell-Dean of Students 264 Academics Roger Stein, director of English, Speech, Drama, and Foreign Language, discusses the writing program with English teacher James Batts. In addition to his responsibilities as a director, Stein is also in charge of graduation. Bea Mroz-Deans Secretary Marge Phillippe-Executive Sec¬ retary Sandra Piper-Deans Secretary Delores Wyko-Executive Secre¬ tary Chrys Margetis-Deans Secre- Phyllis Mooradian-Executive tary Secretary r r Film facts y J One of the advantages that students have in go¬ ing to school is the op¬ portunity to watch films in class. No charge for admission, just sit back and watch the movie. But when the film goes on, the heads go down on the desk with the eyes shut. Watching history films and seeing pictures of guys doing experi¬ ments in technicolor will do that to you. And for some reason, the film " Why Man Creates " seems to keep popping up in every classroom. Watching films in class will always be more pop¬ ular than listening to bor¬ ing lectures about Eur¬ ope or, even worse, lis¬ tening to poetry. Howev¬ er what it comes down to, movies in class will al¬ ways be an opportunity to catch up on some of the sleep you lost the night before. Senior Bet- tina Adam states, " Mov¬ ies are a waste of time for most people, except for someone who wants to learn something. Never¬ theless, it is a nice break from the everyday class¬ room routine. " Eric Litt y Academics 265 r Eugene Mitz-Duplicating Services Clare Carl sen-Nurse Susan Newcomb-Textbook Manager Stephen Ramseyer-Security Jacqueline Udell-Security Psychology — studying human behavior " It ' s the kind of class that is both of educational and high interest value. I love it ' senior Craig Keer explained of his psychology class. Psychology, a one-semester course, year after year, draws a large amount of students. Focusing on human behavior and the way the brain operates, the curriculum is of key interest to stu¬ dents. " I completely enjoyed the cou rse, ' ' senior Scott Mandl stated. " Studying for the tests was no ma¬ jor deal. I wanted to because the subject matter was so interesting. ' ' In addition to the core subject matter, students received an addi¬ tional education. " I learned a lot about myself, ' ' junior Dessie At- saves said. " The course changed my life, " she concluded. Psychology instructor Ron Al- biani summarized the course by saying, " Psychology can provide in¬ sights into human behavior which may not be directly and readily available to a student studying oth¬ er disciplines. Questions of how and why we learn, the relationship between physical and mental func¬ tioning, and the approaches to and achievement of one ' s unique po¬ tential can be of immense value to a thoughtful student. " James VanOsdol 266 Academics Anne Bohl-Transportation Secre¬ tary Deena Douvikas-Substitute Teach¬ er Coordinator Marie DeLeonardis-Circulation AVE Secretary y y Psychology teacher Ron Albiani seems amused by the re¬ sponse to one of his questions. Although not a required course, psychology proves to be popular with many upperclassmen. Academics 267 Judith Erickson-English Resource Barbara Golden-Main Office Center Secretary 268 Joyce horne-Circulation AVE Sec¬ retary Diane Hosfeld-Technical Assistant (AVE Library) Josephine Jaworski-Main Office When it comes to sewing, a student ' s best friend is in¬ structor Marian Jaeschke. home Economics classes give students practical experience. Academics Natalie Kaufman-CIC Elizabeth Maloney-Divisional Bookkeeper Marilyn Kolas-Computer Micro Lab Secretary Vickie Matusik-Switchboard Oper¬ ator Food Glorious Food ■ Ann Miller-Library Assistant If cooking is your thing, look into the Miles West food courses. Begin¬ ners have a choice of taking either the Chefs course or Foods 1 first semes¬ ter, and Foods 2 second semester. Chefs introduces the techniques and terminology a future chef should know. Foods 1 2 takes one through the world of quick-breads (breads that do not require yeast to rise), and also includes how to choose different kinds of meat, vegetables, fruits, and soups. After taking either the Chefs course or the Foods 1 Sc 2 prerequisite, one is ready to take more advanced courses. Foods 3 is a culinary trip through Europe Asia. This course lets you make delicious dishes from countries such as China, Italy, France, and Germany. Germany is a favorite country to do in this unit be¬ cause old-fashioned, gingerbread houses are made there. Foods 4 cov¬ ers the advanced techniques of can¬ dymaking, cake decorating, restau¬ rant operation, and catering. Some of our devoted Miles West Foods teachers had these comments to say about the Foods courses of¬ fered at Miles West. Since we all have to eat, why not learn how to cook right? Mrs. Chau- sow Due to the dual role of young men and women making wise food choices, it will be even more impor¬ tant after high school to make these choices. So by taking foods, they can improve themselves in this area. Mrs. Oldham Amy Cozza _ _ J Academics 269 r r People cultures flourish at West One of the most interesting classes a student can take is People and Their Cultures. Unlike most other classes, this one offers students a choice. One may study either Africa, China and Ja¬ pan or the Middle East, India and Chi¬ na. The class is also unique because it is a survey history course which has no time barriers, is mandatory for freshmen, and has only one grade weight offering. At the time they are participating in the class, few students realize its val¬ ue. Junior Aaron Jaffe commented, " When 1 was taking it, I thought the class was a waste, except for the easy grades and the nice teacher. But now that 1 look back, I suppose I profited considerably ' Junior Tom Mazarakis stated, " 1 think that the most perma¬ nent feature of that class for me was my first semester teacher, Mr. John Moshak. Me really meant a lot to me _ Georgiana Nord-Reading Center Secretary Cindy Philbin-Social Studies Re¬ source Center Secretary Lois Samuels-Special Education Secretary and is still an acquaintance of mine, if not a friend ' The curriculum of People and Their Cultures is quite simple. A good por¬ tion of first semester is usually devot¬ ed to teaching the theory of evolution and second semester concentrates on the respective cultures. Junior Alex Tzortzis stated, " My favorite culture was Africa. I really found the many comparisons to Paleolithic cultures informative and interesting ' People and Their Cultures is a unique course with many different di¬ mensions. The interaction between the student, teacher and educational media forms the educational exper¬ ience. Mo student can graduate from such a class without gaining a better concept of history. Gloria Schabilion-Circulation Li- brary Secretary Tom Dallianis Medy Schwenn-Circulation Library Secretary 270 Academics Rita Schalk-Registrar Elaine Swanson-Guidance Secre¬ tary Millie Warkenthien-Attendance Secretary Wilhelmina Zidek-Circulation AVE Secretary Jane Wright-Foreign Language Re¬ source Center Secretary y y Dr. " Cubbie Stein and Dean " Tommy " Erickson at¬ tempt to maintain their calm exterior at the homecoming Indoor Pep-Assembly. It takes much concentration to remain sedate since the Indian spirit is so catching. Academics 271 Senior Profile Senior Profile Senior Adam Mizock holds on to his Domino ' s Pizza box as the Tioid attempts to grab it. The chance to eat pizza instead of cafeteria food is just one of the many advantages of being a senior. DEMA ABRAMS: Class Cabinet 1.2,3,4; Student Union 1,2,3,4; Ruck-rou-rart — so people will think you have friends- Heracles- Prom 86- homecoming decora¬ tions- gym classes- The best one I ever had- Jappers-1 could give birth quicker- Diane, bestest for life. To marry rich, be successful, and drive a red Mercedes convertible with white interior. BETTinA ADAM: German club 1; Concert Band 1,2; Symphonic Band 3,4; Marching Band 1,2,3,4; Soccer 1,2,3,4; cross country 4, German Exchange program. Prom, the opera with Eric: CRUMCh, CRUNCH!!, the opera with Jeanne in Germany: CRINKLE, CRINKLE! German exchange trip. Tour. I want to be successful in whatever I do. JEANIE AHN: Debate 1,2,3,4, West of Edens 2,3,4, Math team 1,2,3,4, Current Events Club 3,4, NHS 3,4, Spanish Honor Society 3,4; Spanish club 2,3,4. Most are too terrible to mention. However, I remember cal¬ culus parties, over-night tournaments, a misplaced RUSH concert, physics with Hoeppner, and my friend¬ ship with Darryl. To collect enough gold to have a decent funeral. To say good-bye to Atlanta and be happy in college! To purge NiWeHi from my memory and subsidize people ' s lives. MICHELE ALDAY: Basketball 1,2,3,4. My most memo¬ rable experience was in Poods Class when Amy and I wrote almost the entire script of The Outsiders up Kathy C. ' s arm. I hope someday I ' ll be able to travel to Italy and meet a good looking Italian. DAVE ALLEN: Concert Band 1; Symphonic Band 2,3,4, Jazz Band 1,2,3,4; Tour Band 1,2,3,4; Marching Band 1,2,3,4; Expressions 3,4, Student Produced Musical 3.4, Emergency Broadcast Symphony, Basketball Band; Israeli Club. EBS. Dominos, RX7, Todd Give Blood. Bruce Shreeek " Can I see your liscense " Tom, EZ AXS. Shrooms and Roni. And Joel: Cranx. Tour Bostonturk, Adam, Ross- Rock and Roll Forever!!!! I plan to pursue a career in music and become a suc¬ cessful! accomplished musician. JEFF ALTSCHUL: Basketball 1.2.3.4, Baseball 1,2,3; Sports editor of West Word 4. A few of my most memo¬ rable experiences include; Having a full waterbottle thrown at my stomach by ’Doc. ' Hitting two home runs in a summer league game against Notre Dame. Making 17 out of 21 free throws in a game against Glenbrook North. Being chosen to attend the interview session that were held to select a new basketball coach. ESRA ANINMIS: MA TA KK: Bosley, Tooters, The Dead. AR: Sex, Drugs. RockNRoll. MM: my window. SK: Cook¬ ies Milk?. DJ: A Turkish picnic in 1979. BM: " My par¬ ents are going out of town. ' ' KB: Anytime, Anywhere. I love you. TINA ANTON: JV Basketball 1.2; Midnight riders 1.2.3.4. My most memorable experiences: w MA countless nights in the dobiedoba, all night sessions. C- buddy, 10 years and still going strong, w KK uncon¬ trollable laughter, your party (if you remember), MG station, skylark days, D-lines that made us cry. w SJ Long talks that I will never forget, roadtrips, and many laughs, thank you for everything!! w SL your oneliners and a cold freaked out night downstate, EA unforgetta¬ ble week, and other partytimes at your house. In addi¬ tion, Dead concert, the hill, Bosley and Charly will never be forgotten, M. Lester where it all started, road trips, jam sessions, MA and KK don ' t forget 7-15-2000, to all D-heads live, love, and be grateful!! MAGDALENE ARMONIS: Cabinet 1,2,3; Student Union 1,2,3; Midnight Riders 3,4, Week at Ezra ' s w T.A., K.K., E.A., Bosley and Good times! A.R., L.M. and T.A. keep walking in the rain Squirrels night when she couldn t ride- Days Inn-the rich life-Days Inn, Nights Up! Dead 86 with everybody -T.A. to all our library nights in the towers . Melester days w T.A., K.K., L.H. and S.C. and those endless nights at Bakers Square! S.J. x-mas 86 I ' m glad your alive! Teddy, 12 15 85. Your the best. ALAN AUERBACH: Pow Wow Crew 2,3; Children s The¬ atre Crew 1,2; Dames at Sea Crew 1; Joseph Crew 2, Oliver Crew 3. National Honor Society 4, Wrestling 4. My most memorable experiences include shotgun showers. New Year ' s Eve, joining wrestling my senior year, and the many gambling parties. My future plan is to go to one of the twenty colleges I want to and to stay in that school. GENNOR AUJERO: Jenny-Best friends 4-ever-AO- rockers and rollers, may I help you? Always remember stony! SR-green alcohol, meeting RR, warm beer, your little bro-Duke. SL-Chewwe! LM-Breakfast, car acci¬ dents PM-Jeenny ' s work " Get me some fabric!” Julie- SmimofFs do it up! Ditching Defur, the breakfast club the big fight on my lawn, swatch and your really my " best friend.” Ang-Remember the 360? In ten years I plan on being rich, successful and very happy. ELLIOTT BARETZ: Football 3,4, Soccer 1; Diving 3; Yearbook 2,3,4, Newspaper 3,4. Jordan Klein ' s party- Thanks Adam and Tom, Terminator Night; Sopho¬ more summer memories of North Girls and Driver Dave; Trans AM, Honda, Grand-AM, oh well; Iowa- hunting rabbits with BJ; Colorado-Freaky Scarf Dude; Red and White ' 85, ' 86; New Years Eve ' 85; Downstate- look, Kevin ' s at home; football Senior year; Thanks to B.J., Gary, Kevin, Steve, Pat, Vince, Rick, Rizzo, Dave, Nudelman, Zim, Izbo, Grem, Bon, Devra, Mai, Sharon, Joe nice forehead, Tom, Scott, Finally thank you to Danielle for giving me the most memorable times in life, I love you. My plan for the future is to become a journalist and write a column for a major newspaper. ELAINE BARRINGTON: Orchesis 2,3,4, Secretary 3; Vice-President 4; Pom-Pon 3,4, Student Union 2,3,4; Secretary 4; Class Cabinet 2,3,4; Student Senate 3; Peer Counseling 3,4; Operation Snowball 3,4, Midnite Riders 3,4, AFS 1,2,3,4, Israeli Club 3,4; Spanish Club 2; Yearbook 4; SADD 4; Some of my most memorable experiences include: spitting marshmallows at Mi¬ chelle s party. Stars Motel, HoJo s (UGH!), sitting on T.M. ' s kitchen floor w K.H. and D.R. after Pom-Pon tryouts 86, rusty showers w S.P. and whip-its on Tour 86, a very short modeling career w M.F., getting pulled over at 4:00 a.m. when E.W. burned M.M. ' sbutt, Sid and Nancy imitations in the caf., 5-25-85 at Mark s house. Dale, I couldn t help it. 1 LOVE YOU!! JOE BASS: Soccer 1. Football 2,3,4. The time at Pat s house, and at Ducky ' s house with the R.I.P. sign and the card houses. VB, KB, BJ, GK. EB, DS, PC, TC. To graduate from here and get as far away as possible and go to college. ERIK BATALLER. Wrestling 1.2,3.4. Football 1.2; Class Cabinet 3, Senate 3, Drobny s Fan club. Front O Fore¬ most: Florida. Thanx Dan: Back to school bash; Yukon 100 and Tracy, Jr, homeroom, Rude ' s New Years, A.P.U.S. Me and Snill was here Dita, Natlam Bel- giums Vacation, two years; Atomic Blow; Cot tub and van D.R. AND S.L.; Gittermans W.T.; BLOWGLAND- BORPACOCKHAMALKALTRX: Geis; Juds, ZURBIT AND PINJER ALWAYS. Goal-Achieve Strive Profit Enjoy . Flourish .. Live!! LISA BAUM: theatre 1,2,3; concert choir 3; tutors club 4; SADD 4; seminars for scholars 3,4; NHS 4. My most memorable experiences are: PROM! Ledge, keys, roses, dream replay, radicalistics, yawn, squirt guns, fashion shows, expressway driving. Lake Geneva, For the Fun of It, teddy bears. Before I die, I would like to: be able to play ragtime as a waltz, cut an album enti¬ tled Music to Eat Quiche By” (dedicated to HM) have JM ' s child, and get some sleep (with my teddy bear, of course). JOANN BELLOS: Soccer 1,2,3,4, Midnight Riders 4. KK and “T” in Biology 3-4, Mich-i ' s backyard with Marsh- mellows; Parking lot dancing; the universal rock club; getting lost with KC; Hades; the airport with KC; Que Pasa with MY; Ponderosa with AM, KK, KC and the all you can eat sundae bar; and kk ' s night driving! DEBBIE BLONDER: Volleyball 1,2,3,4; Track 1,2,3; Band 1,2; Midnight Riders 4. Getting lost downtown, " Can I cry yet?”, turkey giblets, D.F.; 2 hour lunches, Gooeyo; Hermie and Lupie; J.I.- Indiana next year! Is that a paradox? OhOh- Duck! Sandwiches in locker- sorry Dena! Gina- you pick the movies! Que Pasa Tab- leclothes- 3 track stars! JASON BOEHM: Pow Wow 2,3,4, Jazz Band 2,3,4; Con¬ cert band 1; Symphonic Band 2,3,4; Marching Band 1,2,3,4. Tour 84- What ' s the deal here”, Tour ' 86- " McD ' s Again! Yum Yum.” Good times with Eric, " Mean Jeanne”, Mouse, Don, and Manny. 1 wish to take Pat Sajak ' s place on the Wheel of Fortune. LISA BONDY: My most memorable experiences are: tripping UP some stairs, living and scammin ' on long hair dude in California, the strange experiences of getting stared at for wearing a MINIskirt. My future plans are: I plan on having massive ... or working near my friends on San Fernando in San Jose, CA. Using lots of sarcasm. JORDAN BORAK: Aeronautics club 1; NHS 3,4, Span ish Honor Society 3,4; Gymnastics 1,2,3,4. My most memorable experience was competing in the state gymnastics meet, junior year. I would like to work as an electrical engineer in the music business. PATTY BOUNDROUKAS: track 1,2,3,4, Midnight Riders 4. Going with T.S. and S.X. and D.C. to K.B. ' s house and getting stuck there with no way of getting back. Going to Glenbrook South game, ESP with S.V., L.R., T.L. getting esp at Northwestern. I plan on going to college, graduating, and coming back to NW as a wealthy millionaire on our ten year reunion. ERIC BRABEC: Football 1,2,3; Wrestling 1,2,3,4. Soph¬ omore year downstate, passing out and having a mus¬ tache and beard drawn on me in eye liner and going ip McDonalds with it on. Meeting Mary Coyne. I plan to enlist in the navy and become an Aviation Machinest 272 Senior Profile Senior Profile Senior Profile Mate. KEVIN BRADBURY: Football 1,2,3.4, Captain 1. Wres¬ tling 1,2,3,4, Baseball 1. Molidome, Tom- Bottles, El¬ liot- TA, TC, BM-the Bowl, JV Girls- very hardy, the Hill, JMC, Long Live BMXers. Freshman Football- wedge right, Miller- in a bottle. New Years- every year, PS Dec 14, Boys I always remember. I plan to be the first white rapper in the world of ZIMBOBWAY Run Run DMC. MARIBETH BROCAR. My most memorable high school experience was freshman year when me and my friends went to Florida for spring break. I am going to go to college. Then I either want to be an interior designer or a pre-school or kindergarten teacher. ERIC BURKEL: The Cryptic Order of the Purple Room.: Kareem, Goran, Laura, Denise, Irene, Lisa, Tracy, the spirit of John; New Years Eve and the formulation of a stable mind(HAI). My goal is to manage Lisa Bondy on San Fernando Ave. with special priviliges. VINCE BUTERA: My most memorable moments are: washroom flood with KB, RZ and the rest of the gang. Cockroaches downstate, BMX racing with KB, RZ; bot¬ tles, bowls, and quarters; Wednesday night sikers; all great times spent with Amy. My plans for the future will include wealth, fancy cars, health, and happiness. CARESS CALARA: Debate 1, Spanish Club 1,2; West of Edens 1,2,3; Choir 1,2,3; Expressions 4; National Hon¬ or Society 3,4, Tutors Club 4, Seminars for Scholars 4. Halloween night at ISU; Freshman year with K; all my talks with N.M.; The time I went to the R.P. for three weeks; The fashion shows with D.I., L.B., C.K.; First time at Limelight (Blast!); Movies with I.M. and getting stranded with her bomber(Thanks B.K.I); L.K. ' s beach parties; Our little study group before Bio.; New Year ' s Eve 87 with C.K. fir Jl; My phone conversations with John. Gym with N.M. and " Q " . SHARON CALDERARO: Cosmo 3; Orchesis 4. Jenny and her bottle. Nancy and the drivers ed bushes. Ha¬ waii. Datona. Rumors. In and out of love. M.S. Driving in the lake. Brickyard. Lori ' s jogging. Jumping the In¬ dian. I want to marry into money and live on the beach. KATHY CAMPBELL: Cross Country 1,2,3,4, captain 4, Gymnastics 1,2,3,4, captain 4; Track 1,2,3,4; AFS 1,2,3. Cruising Dempster w AP; The Don ' t Run Run " w AP, PC, DH; Hosting Foreign Students and Spring Break w PC, HS-VBFFAA, FB, AH; LM-BMX camp, superdevo, RV-prom party, DSM ' s shower, PK- 2:30, 2:36, slumber party, graduation 1986, while t- shirts, MF-sunroof and TC; EM, RL, RV-Freshman year,- cameraman at 50 ' s MacDonalds, Dougs house, " Fred " , egging, mooning, eating. JULIE CANCIO: Volleyball 1, Softball 1,2; Student Union 1; Class Cabinet 1, Midnight Rider 4. Rick Jar- mey. Homecoming 87. Prom 86 Holiday Inn. 7-11 with Gremlin, slurpee and cocobean. Hackneyson HARMS. Mr. ABG. Rustys. Morrocco. Rum and Coke. Barfing. Duffy ' s. Frontage Park. Slurpee, Mr. Rick, my B.F.F. And Graduating highschool. Passing U.S.H. Stay¬ ing with Rick. TRACY CAPPOLA: Color guard 2, Choral Union 2; Con¬ cert choir 3,4 - president: Red Honor Roll. Enjoying all the great times with fantastic friends that have made these four years so special. Locker Chats, Homeroom, PSAT meetings, " lunches in the Oakton Lobby, To all of you guys- You re Great!! The Best to you!! Love yal! FRAN CATANESE: Cosmetology 1,2,3,4. Thanks for the great times Tony and Sam! DC- running around beauty school to avoid customers. EW- taking half hour breaks. Most of all winning a second place trophy in the hair show. My goal is to someday in the future have my own beauty salon. GORAN CEMERIKIC: football 3,4; swimming 3,4; Cap¬ tain 4. Jumping from the catwalk above the pool (30 feet high). Getting busted by Steve Ramseyer as I was doing the Tarzan call. Future goal- to be a skydiver. JULIA CHEN: Chinese club. My future plans are to go to college and to find a job. DONNA CHMIELINSKI: Cosmetology 1,2,3.4. Concert choir 4. Midnight Riders 4. Guys- you re undescriba- ble! I ' ve been there. George. You know what? Party in the camper. Grandfather s to blame. BURP! Steph- t- ping. Dolly! 16th b-day. Green? Tom, beach chicken. New Year s. Everything. I plan to go to college and have a beauty salon! (more organized than my busi¬ ness project) UN JOO CHOI: Orchesis 2,3,4, Pom-Pon 4, Midnight Riders 4 S.A.D.D. 4, A.F.S. 1.4, Spanish Club 1,2; Spanish Honor Society 3,4, Secretary; National Honor Society 4. Seminars For Scholars 4. Illinois State Scholar; National Honor Roll. German Exchange 4. Man doing his thing in station wagon in Wise., Mich- i s party (Elaine??), suicide rolls and combat drops at the Sheraton hotel, being very late to A.P. test with Heej(OSG), E.E., and G.L., 91 2 weeks (Tracey and OSG), Greendale, 1:00 drives, LEAN ON ME Scuzin Steph, car experiences, eerie hurst in Lockwood Cas¬ tle parking lot, and meeting many people who turned out to be the best friends. Thanks for the memories. GLEN CHRISTOPHERSEN: Football 1; Swimming Div¬ ing 1,2,3,4; Gymnastics 1,2,3,4; Leaders Gym 2,3,4. My most memorable experiences were being on the divi ng and swimming team, being on the gymnastics team and having our team qualify for state in 86, and all the great fun I had on these teams. Also having the best group of friends and all the good times we had. TOM CLARK: football 1,2,3; baseball 1,2, basketball 1. Holidome, hill, Jordan Klein ' s party, terminator night, Tony ' s car, Melissa, downstate, ski trip, ALL Vince s cars, Sharon, wimp wimp ohhh. Frosh B baseball, Eden, Lake Geneva, July 4th 86, summer with north chicks. Taste of Chicago ' 85, Zimbabwe, Spending 4 years with the best friend in the world- I ' ll miss you all!! My future goal is to be a prestidgous graphic designer, make a lot of money, have a beautiful wife and home, plus have a son who is an All-American B-Ball player at DePaul. JILL FRANCES COHEN: German club 2,3,4; Marching band 2,3,4; Symphonic band 2,3,4; Orchestra 3,4; tour 1,2,4, Afs 4; secretary 4; NHS 4, Celebration 3; Oliver 3. My most memorable experience is changing my clothes in the middle of the third floor hallway, while Helaine was at her locker. My goal for the future is to finish college and make it to the top of the mar¬ keting world by the age of 30. I ' ve got a long way to go! MARA COHEN: Memories,- Making up a language with J L. We ' ve gotta go to college. Special Israel memories with T.M. Where are the handles. Where are we? Roller Skating with S.L. M.F. homecoming. New Years Eve L.G. long talks, hot chocolate. J.D. Emj, Stringbean, Genesis, Madison, sophomore year, will we ever feel the same. Jacks long talks, 7-11, balconies, I love all you guys! My friends are my best memories. MICHELLE COHEN: track 2; soccer 2; choir 1,2,3,4; midnight riders 4. I ' ll never forget my whole senior year. My friends made up for it all and made it the beast. I loved laughing with EK about PF. I want to be a hell of a teacher and marry a doctor. And always KIT with my bests SB, KO, KS, LB, Doug too, and all eri ' s ' ' and JN. I ' ll name my first after all of you. RON COOPER: Football 1,2,3,4, Baseball 1,2,3,4. My most memorable experiences include having quite a few too many at a bar in Champaign,- making the fatal left turn in Hinsdale that led to a night in the slammer with Steve,- out at the games making some easy cash; doubling with Altch for homecoming,- the summer of 85 with Noel meeting the sisters " I ve got that one . and for all of the endless searching with both SD and NG for the sure thing or at least some thing; " What ' s there to do tonight, guys? ' ' KATHERINE COTE: Volleyball 3; Basketball 1,2; Soft- ball 1,2,3,4; conferance 2,3; German Club 1,2; AFS 1,2,3. Midnightriders 4. Driving to bumble-bleep with Rachel in her beautiful beater. Running into a locked cafeteria door with Kim. Having Bill sign my yearbook. HOMECOMING!!! The numerous concerts with Amy, we will be best friends always! The memorable day at Sharon s house drinking shots of water. Downstate with Basketball. Chris fir Lynnette you re wonderful. Zepher s and Staying Low with Heej and Mich-i and Trace-a-la. I plan to become a physical education teacher, and to have ten children(or more). AMY COZZA: Midnight Riders, Yearbook. Northern Illi¬ nois- You think she heard? Spring Break in New Or¬ leans- We ' ll be right up- What? Sharon s first week with her license. K. Smith- Is Mr._there? The Cure Concert, San Diego, Lori s house w o P.’s, Mansfield Park, Northwestern beach. Gremlins. Poltergeist. Stripe- You re finished now! Aphrodites, Irving ' s, Lat¬ vians, 20 minutes, Phil s waterbed, Mandy s perm, Phlegm Shakes, our French Summer, It ' s not funny! Showing his school spirit on his crutches is senior Larry VanMersbergen. Even with a broken leg he managed to conduct the band during halftime at the homecoming game. GREG CZERNIK: basketball 1,2,3,4, MVP 3, Captain 4. National Honors Society 3,4; " N” club 4; member of " the boys 4. All of the summer basketball victory parties. Late night pool hopping. Escorting home a passed-out Andy S. with JVO. The basement sessions, and the bar scene ' at Tom s house. Also, good times with pidey. Shaggy, Looper, Stash, the Big Tuna and the Grover Community. My goal for the future is to continue being the nicest guy in the world by keeping my extremely outrageous comments to myself. SUSANNE DAVIS: National Honor Society 3,4, Spanish Honor Society 3,4; Bronze key 3; Silver key 4; Leaders 2.3, Medical Careers club 1,2; Israeli club 2,3,4, Span¬ ish club 1,2. My most memorable moments are Mr. Holz ' s chem. class with the " Na lab and summer ' 85 with R.P. and S.L. Thanks to all my friends for making my high school years more enjoyable. HEATHER DOOLITTLE: Rhythm of Life ' ' 1; " No Park¬ ing on the Stage Floor ' 2; Salute to Walt Disney’ 3; Concert Choir 3,4; Concert Band 1,2,4, Marching Band 1.4, Student Union 3; Junior Class Cabinet. Andrea, perrier!! Perky, oil " His hair was perfect Dave, ATfirt. Laurie, " the bell hath rung! ' ' Trixie, Where s otis? ' David, Where ' s your keys? ' ' Julie, " No doubt to be Mint, Do! My goal for the future is to be as happy and successful as possible. Sometime, before I ' m thir¬ ty I ' d like to live in a hut, wear sandals and promote world peace. I hope to never lose touch with the won¬ derful friends I ' ve met at West. Life is nothing without people who care about you so please stand by me, stand by me " !! KARLA DUBEY: Israeli Club 3,4. French Club 3, SADD 4: Expressways, The C.N. essay. Phones that hang up, Ira ' s B-Day, valium, caffeine. Gym, Jer-need direc¬ tions? K and M-detectives, chivalry, steamy windows, NUNS, trenchcoats, pop that hurts, REDRUM! I plan to Senior Profile 273 Senior Profile Senior Profile eat without making a mess, to be " best friends " with Dave again, and to willingly go to gym. EDDIE EMGLES: soccer 1,2,3,4; basketball 1,2; base¬ ball 1,2,3,4. My most memorable experiences: the bus ride home from Highland Park with CR; almost win¬ ning regionals after not winning a game; being hol¬ lered at by coach every day of the baseball season; homeroom with RM and RW; Hawks games with AO and RM and his peanuts, BQ complaining about PT everyday; RS getting kicked off the team; Two bloop singles against MD; chasing foul balls with RC every game; baseball with TR. My future plans are to have a successful baseball season and to play ball at RU. ELLEM EPSTEIN: Debate 1, Israeli Club 2,3,4, treasur¬ er 4; AES 3,4; Midnight Riders 4; Pow Wow 3, costumes 3. Marshmallows on the patio-Plain Mary Jane lives forever, Avodah summer. I ' ll drive to Exam Heej, downtown quest; It ' s O.R. everybody is parked there. ALAN PARRAS: Extensive wastes of time 1,2,3,4, Pho¬ tography Club Picture 3, Endangering the lives of inno¬ cent people 1,2,3,4. The births of Joe Wales, Tom Gramkakes, and Bob Easkos led to many adventures particularly one which caused a taxi driver to respond, well, I did some crazy things when I was your age but nothing like that. You guys are nuts. " On December 31, 2016 I will take a brief moment to look out my window at the tremendous, colorful light show that will be the explosive finale of life on earth. MICHELE FEINBERG: gymnastics 1; student union 2,3,4, treasurer 3; vice-president 4, class cabinet 2,3,4; SADD 3,4, co-president 4; Midnight Riders 3,4, seminars for scholars 4, Spanish club 1,2, Illinois girl state representative 3. My most memorable moments are: Hilton- Dan the Man , We built this city on Rock- n-RoH’-RL, I Hop, R 2 parties, being thrown against a car-HS, charitable " pizza RC. RV, RL, New Year ' s Eves, state trooper with my sunroof-RV, Deathrides in my camaro(beast), NBC nights-SR, Late night- JVO, thanks to all my friends, I love you. P.S. TC- if you only knew? PAM FELDMAN: Wrestlettes 1; Cheerleading 2,3; Mid¬ night Riders 4; My most memorable experiences were O.O., Florida, Oh car, and waiting on the comer with D.S., BBG with D.S., A.R., H.S., M.F. and Prom 86 with R.M., it was the best! My future plans include graduat¬ ing from U of I and making money. TRACY FELDMAN: soccer 1,2,3,4, AFS 2,3,4, leaders gym 2,3,4, secretary 3,4, French club 3,4; Midnight riders 4. My daily reportsof " m fir m " to Stacy: your summer sessions of " rubbing your tummy " , the fam¬ ous Skokie Blvd curve, cheesecake, Mich-i, remember Dud and persuer, " I hit my chin on the bathroom sink, inflating my liver at the beach. JODI- YOU LOOR TERRIBLE!!! Peeps- the nights of roofdancing and " nin- ners " Rather-ine, homecoming, Nina s refrig raids at my house, and her guys lined up waiting. Rim, the Oakton intersection. MELISSA FERDMAN: cabinet 1,2,3,4, senate 1,2,3,4; union 1,2,3,4; peer counseling 3; snowball 3,4; mid¬ night riders 4. My most memorable moments are: Jods- BEST FRIENDS FOREVER Mara and Julie- Genesis and friendship! Dita and Liz- Loyola Boys and the Dead. Magia- green machine " Junior boys- good times. Gary- Water Tower. 1 plan to go to college and study early childhood education with an empha¬ sis on learning disorders. Not just do I hope to teach children, but also to own my own Pre-School that has a special program for children with learning disorders. RICHARD FRIEDMAN: Golf 1,2,3,4; tennis 1; student union 3,4; student senate 3,4; class cabinet 3,4; na¬ tional merit letter of commendation 4, Illinois state scholar 4. Going to IU with Craig, all MW basketball games, gambling with Rudy and the boys. Bill ' s class with Rick and Greg, four years of golf with the coach. My future goal is to make a million by age 24. MARINA FIALRO: Usher s Club 2,3; Math team 2,3; NHS 3,4; Seminars for Scholars 4. Stop signs with white borders. Entertaining lunches with Tina. Scram¬ bled messages. Grapes and wet hair in the morning. Undescribable visits to Bakers Square. Endless con¬ versations. To discover the secret to success. ANDREA FIELD: Thespian 1,2,3,4; Steering Committee 3,4; Orchesis 2,4; National Honor Society 4; Concert Choir 4. Heather: My stomach was growling in French., Laura: Check your bladder., David: Ravinia?, Michele: BAZILLE and LEONARDO!!, Celebration and stop the world, I Wanna Get Off. FINI! DIANE FIELD: Volleyball 1,2,3,4, captain 4, MVP 4, Senior Rim Kassel patiently works out a prob¬ lem during class. Like many students, she brings plenty of scratch paper to figure out her answers on. Basketball 1,2,3,4, captain 3,4, Softball 1,2,3,4, cap¬ tain 2,3, MVP 2,3, all-conference 2,3; Leader 2,3,4, band 1; Midnight riders 4. Charity box, c, string, tooth¬ paste, pad, bathing suits, Dixon-coachiepooh, Latin convention, " Can I cry now? " Jordan s party. Home¬ coming ' 86, Green turtleneck, B W film. Pro-wrestling, Arniebabes, DOODY, infantile behavior, duck, WHERE ' S JEWELS? Booger Sexy-Stud, Shoulder ma- pads. May 25. Loaf-a-bread, Blowpops. In college, I plan on enhancing my vocabulary enough to hold an intellectual conversation with Mr. Agnos. (and actually understand him). CRAIG FISCHOFF: Intramural Racquetball 1,2,3,4, In¬ tramural Softball 2,3,4; S.R. being attacked by a WHALER. Nice rear view mirror. You_at bas¬ ketball, pal. R.M. ' s car that smokes antifreeze. N. Years ' 86 ' 87. Sort of. Heads forever. J.B. ' s various biking accidents. M.F. New Years Eve ' 86 ' 87- Sorry dude. C.L. You cripple Dumbo! M.Y. Great Homecom¬ ing, huh? M.W. Don ' t comment. A.B. Nice job! J.B. What a strange tripit ' s been. Either to collect my 6 pack from Mr. Geis, or attain the physique of Dave Allen, or be as popular as Fred, or be just like Mr. Stmad (my hero). MICHELLE FRANREL: Some of my most memorable H.S. experiences were: Sitting on a locker, walking a- Dana the pool, making A.C. and L.G. late, seeing a cute show and taking S.C. out for din din. Northern w A.C. and N.M. (I wonder if she heard??!!). Champaign w L.G., N.O. and Bourbon St. w A.C. (We ll be right up!!), watching T.Y.O., XMAS w S.C., A.C., L.G., N.M. and R.S., the beach at 3 A.M. w A.C. and L.G. after M s house, and all the good times at S.C. ' s house; also not to be forgotten are: talking w G.S. in S.H., " Hey, hon¬ ey!! " , French w V.J., C.F. and G.S., W.T. w R.D., T.R., Howie and Mr. Flynn. Bye! Can ' t wait til Daytona!!!!! LISA FRIEDMAN; National Honor Society 4, French Club- treasurer 4, Midnight Riders 4, Illinois State Scholar 4. Transfering to Niles West and meeting a group of outstanding friends and teachers. My goal is to be truely happy for the rest of my life, and to aquire the wisdom and compassion of my parents. SUSAN GALLO: Wearing a white mini skirt, walking down to Tower Rd. Beach with Joann. I slipped, rolled down the muddy hill and bumped into Tom. How em¬ barrassing! My future plan is to become a successful business woman, marry the man of my dreams and have identical twins. Tommy and Timmy! MAURA GANNON: Freshman class cabinet, vice-presi¬ dent; red honor roll 1,2,3; I have to honestly say , I will never forget my high school years. They have been filled with laughter and tears. The best part of these years has been the " growing up " with my friends. I will never forget homeroom in 323, " locker talks ' , " lunch " , in the Oakton Lobby junior year or nights at the beach, but most of all, all the love, friendship and help my friends gave me. I want you all to know I thank you all for everything. Thanks for being there for me. I will never forget you, and I love you! I also wish all the very best now and forever. My plans for the future are: In August, when I leave for school, of which I will be attending Michigan State University, I will pursue my plan to go into the field of Hotel Restaurant Manage¬ ment. I hope to some day have an establishment of my own. I also plan to make the best of everything I have, and I will only take one day at a time- living each to its fullest. JEFF GASSEL: Soccer 1, Basketball 1,2,3,4, Sinking the winning free-throw at Conant junior year for our first victory of the season- Summer campouts with Rick and Al. I plan to have an unbelievable time with Rick at U of R and to stay close with my best friends throughout my life. DAVID GILBERT: soccer 2,3,4. Prom penny for kontiki ports (Mike Gitterman), spandex pants for Amy, I ' ll be your doctor anyday, nurse Johnson!, freshman soc¬ cer-won converence, prom 86 with Jennifer, Coach Hart (goalies have 1 brain cell). Dawn in 3 (Ray, Levin¬ son, Broy)- love them shorts! Rathy- thanx for everyth¬ ing- I ' ll never forget you! Jack ' s Restaurant at 3 am. (9 separate checks) after the Rocky Horror Picture Show, Halloween ' 86- my costume of Nikki Sixx, leaving the soccer team. The Great Walkman Conflict, Dr. Rort and the rest of homeroom 308- canned food drive (WOW), Maia - coming back from Tampa Bay, Liana- aerobics. MIRE GITERMAN: soccer 1,2,3,4, gymnastics 1; stu¬ dent council 3,4. My only car accident which resulted from trying to follow Charly and Gary to study for USAP history test. Playing war games and breaking into Jimy Rim ' s house. Getting plastered on my New Year s Eve parties. Junior proms with Ellen, planning my Cancun trip. Ski trips with Gary and JJ, Ricky and the guys, and the history study sessions among JJ, Josh, Gary, and me. My goal for the future is to be in some sort of independent business field which allows me to travel, be wealthy and live happily ever after. Hopefully share all of this with Ellen Litas. LORI GLASSNER: Midnite Rider 4. Halloween!!!; Gremlins " , " Poltergeist " , Northwestern Beach! Champaign, St. Louis, Hawaii, Charter Oaks, Pasta Man, J.F., R.F., CARMEX! The Hyatt Dance- Ugly, Mas¬ ter James ; Going to the beach at 1:30am, The Glassner Motel- Parents in Mexico, Chefs, " Torpe- dos . Goal- " To shoot for the stars and miss, then shoot for nothing and hit it. " TRINA GOETZ: Band 1,2,3, SADD 4, Choir 2,3; Reys, A.P. ' s; Little Green gigolos from Mars; 4 the fun of it!; Climbing roofs; Frisbee; Bathtubs; Jonathan Living¬ ston Seagull ' s 99.9%; ... yawn . . .; THE LEDGE; Pool party! My goal in life is to never be bored. ALAN J. GOLDENSTEIN: smoke filled cars in the towers, " nature trips 1 and 2, weekends with parents gone, end of year picnics, junior year party, cruising at 115 mph, The Famous Blue Bag, Superbowl XX at Jordy ' s, memories with HoJo, and all the forgotten times. Future goal- Never letting distance keep me away from my friends owning a red Lamborghini Coun- tach 5000s with front and rear wings and writing the best movies ever seen, all starring the best actress, Susie Lindenbaum. NANCY GOREN: Orchesis DanceCompany 1,2,3,4, president 3,4, treasurer 2; Peer Counseling 3,4, found- ingmember 3, facilitator 4, Children of War Intema- 274 Senior Profile Senior Profile Senior Profile tionalPeace and Justice Program StudentDirector 4; Tutors CLub 2,3,4, executive board 3,4; newspaper 3,4, copy editor 4; Substance Abuse Prevention Work¬ shop for Jr. h.S. Students Student Director 3; north¬ western University Concert Band Merit Flutist 2; Sym¬ phonic Band 1,2; Marching Band 1,2; Principal Piccolo 2; Orchestra Flute Section Leader 2; national honor Society 3,4, Seminars for Scholars 3,4, Academic Bowl Team 4; Spanish Honor Society 3,4; American Chemi- calSociety Representative; Music Dept, newsletter As¬ sistant Editor 2; Student Government 2,3, SADD 2,4, AFS 1,2,3; Spanish Club 1,2,4; national Merit Letter of Commendation 4; Illinois State Scholar 4; Illinois Mu¬ sic Assn. Flute Competition First Place 2, Red Honor Certificate 1; Bronze Key 2; Silver Key 3; Gold Key 4. My most memorable experiences were those involving rebuilding orchesis into a troupe characterized by fine student choreographed productions and sharing thoughts and feelings with my unified, motivated, and hungry peer counseling group. TOM GRAMATIS: Football 1.2; Wrestling 3; Photogra¬ phy club 1,2,3,4; Yearbook staff 2; Irwin Drobny Fan Club. Wyomings, A.C., The Beast, Road trip with Wala- vid. Bust them special. Ruffian Wayne newton, Jhony, and the boys. Bogus Ball and the aftermath. JULIE GREEMBERG: Girls Track Team 1,2; Midnight Riders 4. Gennor-Do it up; Galen s; Camp parties; Dan, best friends, Mora; Debbie, Jodi-friendship thru the years; Hollie-17 yrs. of great friendship, norm; Jenny- Filliman, Peter- Thanks for the " Swatch , Angelo- I ' ll always want you., Rory-Thanks for playing with Tanya, Jenny O.-Chico and V.S.M.L. Cig. My plans for the future are to be successful, happy and healthy. JEFF GROSS: Track and Field 1,2. Going to see John Fogerty at Poplar Creek with Rick, Ken, Jeff, and Paul. Also Goran writing his most memorable experiences. Sue Yang, Just that. Sue Yang. My goal is to pass all my classes Senior year. GERI GUIDOTE: Midnight Riders. My most memorable high school experience were spent with SV, JH, JK, and The Gang. And with the Midnight Riders. We got to spend the funnest times. We didn t have to use TP. And getting trashed them doing weird things or just go to the beach and dunk SV in the water. My future goals are to enlist in the USMC and to pursuit a military career. To be one of the few, the proud, the Marines. And try to make the best out of everything. MARK A. GUSSIPi: Bronze key, class cabinet 3,4, Ger¬ man club 1,2, vice-president 3, president 4, Seminars for Scholars 4, Student Senate-secretary treasurer 3, vice-president 4. yearbook 2, editor-3,4, Illinois State Scholar. Memories: Art class and the people I met. Shades To Grey, winner of the 1985 Battle of the Bands; being a captain in gym for the first and last time(Senior year). Plans Goals: Skip college; buy yacht; give all remaining possesions to the Salvation Army; live on yacht somewhere by Europe finding my- selfCThe 70 ' s thing! " ). MICHAEL GUT: Swim team 1,2,3,4; Captain 1; Math team 1,2,3,4, President 4; German Exchange Program 2; Band 1. I have had many memorable experiences- Jules: getting pulled over twice in one night- once by a cop, running into a tree, the BATMOBILE- " It ' s a DUST¬ ER " , the MG, the little party and the clay after, being handcuffed by state troopers for posession of plastic shotguns- " I ' ve got a gun in my pocket , German trip: Beers in Paris at 7:30 a.m., autobahn tag- life begins at 110. I hope I never have to study so hard as I did in AP US Hist or eat Miles West Pizza. I will never forget the times I ' ve had with Cecile: Lighthouse Beach, haunted houses with feet nailed to the floor,- Homecoming and Aliens twice. Love always. BEMMIE GUY: Basketball 1,2,3,4. Football 1,2,3,4, Honorable Mention All Conference,- Baseball 1; Track 2,4. My most memorable high school experience was during a freshman B Baseball game. Kevin Brad¬ bury, Andy Rudin, and I ordered pizza and had wres¬ tling matches during the game. DAVID HABERKORM: German club 1,2; Swimming 1,2,3,4; Guard club 1,2,3,4; Timer s club 2,3,4; Illinois State Scholar. Chemistry with John and Glen. Mick ' s Saturday morning practices. Swim team bus rides. The time Mahan drove me home. Andy and the tacos jumping from the ceiling. I plan to get a degree in engineering. DAVID HAMSEM: cross country 1; International Thespi¬ an Society 2.3,4. orchestra 1,2,3,4, Mo Parking on the Stage Floor Crew 2 ' Winnie the Pooh crew 2; Orchesis crew 3,4, Celebration crew 3, A Salute to Walt Disney crew 3; IHSA solo and ensemble contest 3.4. Pied Piper crew 4, Stop the World crew 4. Godspell crew 4. My most memorable moments are: learning how on the field trip bus, meeting a very special friend, driving on the left side of Golf Road. Brad s mean green ma¬ chine, Teacher s Strike 85, prom 85, Chinese food on the rocks, Helaine s Big Bash-GO JUICE!!, Flipping a friends car over on the highway, reading about shorty in the 85 yearbook, many hours working on many sets- thanks crew!. I love you all in the Breakfast Club! Thanks everyone for a great four years!! AMM HARTMAM: Swimming 1. Softball 1.2; SADD 2.3.4; Israeli club 2.3-president, 4, Tutors club 4; MHS 4. Ski- lunches, gym, Hebrew, USY, Studley Dudley, and Mr. B.J., Freshman, etc.-smile!!! Tania- letters (yours and mine) to Mike!! Everyone-4years of??? Goal- To never have to wake up before 6:00am! JULIE HARTMAM: track 2. cabinet 2,3,4. AFS 2, union 2,3,4. SADD 2.4. Midnight Riders 4, Yearbook 4. MF P. lot, 4th of July; parties and my and BKs house, BUST¬ ED; URA Dweeb; T. Heads, WHAT S UP!. Hartman Ho¬ tel; Red-8-white party. Oak St. party, MOUSE, Stand by me; Anthony sjma on hem trail, peeing out car, ban¬ dits, summer 86. hcoming 86, many parties; buying frm black men, stuhead cracks, new year ' s eve, frats, beaches; 4 day wknd in Mov, CooCoo!, HP and MT guys Ken-1 luv u!; Bon- Mo matter what I luv u! Zit and grem BF! To all my friends: thanks for all the great times together! I luvjuguys! More great times from here on out! My future goal is to own my own BMW that bought with my own money! JILL HEDRiCH: The Rhythm of Life 1, Chorus 1, Mo Parking on the Stage Floor 2. Yearbook Production 2,3,4 Co-editor of the academic section and the soph¬ omore section 3. special events editor 4. After Mo Parking, walking in the rain with Helaine from MiW ' eHi to Lou Malnati ' s! Raining?- MAAAAAAA, getting wired for Gabriel, call me a whore! The concert- Do you want to go up front? Sue, wanderers forever. KARLA HELLESTRAE: Volleyball 1.2,3,4; Basketball 1; Softball 1, Leaders 2,3,4, Midnight Riders 3.4: My most memorable moments were: summer of 85- Santa Claus group. Hot Liverchop. Unforgettable memories! Taste with Ren, Animal House Chuck?!? Marquette 3-D burgers, Water fight with J.S., E.M.. R.S., Phil and Beach Boys, Roman ' s hypemess. car rides with Ev- Let s dance! Thanks to all my friends-Have a good one! KEM HOGAM: Track 1. Joining the navy after my 17th birthday. Breaking my collarbone sophomore year in wrestling vs. Coyola. Mr. Bloom s chem. class senior year-passing thanks to Jodi. Telling Howie to shut up. Doing 1200 push-ups for Geshling and Howie. MICHELLE HOGG: Pom Pon 2.3,4, Secretary 3, Captain 4, German club 1,2,3,4, AFS 4, Leaders gym 2,3,4, Midnight riders 3,4; Herr Brink Fan Club 2,4. My best memories include: Tessy s with EE and HK, basement dancing: stay low with KC; small dancing with LP; pi- diddles. Mew Years with my bucket attitudes, -i words, my party (marshmellows); " Sid , sharks, hockey in gym,- sing and camp with Pom Pon; roofers; downtown; Albati s flaming pizza, getting towed. Dud. Violator and the pursuer and all the other great memories I have with my friends SLAUP (Finally gotcha Curt!) My future goal in life is to only look at one eye when I talk to people. CHRISTIMA HOLLER: German Club 2.3,4. Concert Or¬ chestra 1.2,3,4; Vice-president 4. AFS 3,4; Swimming 1; SADD 4. Most memorable moments were (surprise!) at (yuck!) Miles West. K.L.. E.R., and L.F.- good times, Xyla, Jason -stand buddies for life; J.C. -six years of what? S.J. -Hungry? Mina - complaints, complaints; L.P.- Germany Oh yes!, Cecile. Mike. Daryll-1 did see that roadblock! Get in the car!; C.Y.- the cat, the cat, the ballgame. M.W., it ' s all over, M.F.- Academic Sui¬ cide , Dave- I II get you back! , Carl- Meow. My plan is to do something absolutely shocking so that people will exclaim. " She was always such a nice gorl! Well, you were wrong- Again. AMTOIMETTE EUM HOMG: Orchesis. Mo Parking on the Stage Floor; Leaders gym; concert choir; Midnight Rid¬ ers. Meeting my boyfriend Frank, and spending my most memorable two years with him. (Still with him) My goals are to graduate from college, become a real estate agent, get married, and have a family. DEBBIE HOPPE: Having the best times with Colleen, John, Lisa, and Ken, with more to come. OLA CoCo- bean. Ramble On. Dead show. 4 hour ride home. Twixiy Lisa. Carry On. 49 Bye Bye s. PAULA HORM: Cross-Country 1. Color Guard 1,2,3. There isn t just one thing I will remember. I ll never forget Mrs. J. color guard and band, spending all free time on the phone, and great friends. I would like to get married and then start a family or career. I ' m not sure which yet. But eventually I will have both. SYED HUSAIM: Aeronautics club 1; Photography club 1; Leaders gym 2, Intramural Gymnastics 1.2,3,4. Gymnastics team 1.2,3,4; Tutor s club 4; Mational Senior Profile 275 Senior Profile Senior Profile Honor Society 3,4; Spanish honor Society 3,4; Red Certificate 1; Bronze Key 2; Silver Key 4; Illinois State Scholar 4. Ann, Steve, Michele-thanKs partners; JK Where ' s that test? ' ' HW Gymnastics are no. 1; AA- best friend; Darryl-How ' s Garret? ThanKs for the laughs; Tania-stop laughing at all my joKes; The BacK Row; ThanKs for the memories Niles West. My goals in life include: l)To never be taKen seriously 2)To read a booK that Mrs. Graham assigned 3)To condition my¬ self to withstand gravitational forces that would crush ordinary human beings; 4)To rent with an option to buy 5)To become self-actualized 6)To get what’s com¬ ing to me. JODI ISRAEL: Softball 1,2,3,4; BasKetball 1,2,3,4; Vol¬ leyball 2,3; Tennis 1. Captain C and Crazy C . Who ducKed? Thane ode to deaf + jingle bells, PorK- chopl ' JacKs and s-- talKs! Prom 86 and all other dances, our first Kiss, Hermie -I- Lupie, Mope, faster daddy faster. vodKa + 7up, my first ducK, our long talKs sleeping over! Yu and all the guys, let the music play lys + boobs. Dixon-Hot rod, Charity ' s box. Bru¬ no- pad w tooth P. + bathing suits, string Lys no toothpaste. Cars towed. Goody Goody, Ping Pong. Pri + hee Ho! neutral + Drive. ThanKs guys for the best 4 yrs. ABBY IVENER: Rhythm of Life 1; RumplestilsKin Cos¬ tumer 1; Potential Expression 2; Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat 2, Expressions 3; Celebration 3; Assistant Director for A Salute to Walt Disney 3; north Shore Star Search 86; Stop the World -1 Want to Get Off 4; Pied Piper 4; Expressions 4; Peer Counseling 4. Chris s house with Ann and Keef and running down Brummel just to find out about Chris s trip to Washington. Then, he lied. I want to be happy no matter how hard it will be. DAVE IVEZIC: soccer 1,2,3,4, theatre 2,3,4, Best of times with the best of friends: Joseph, Soccer, say yes to Illinois. ISU, Muncie, Aspen, the bacK room, and Las Vegas. My goal for the future is: GET JETS! SCOTT JACKSON. Gymnastics 1.2,3,4. The 86 Prarie State games. Hopefully the 87 games will be much better. To win first in state on the rings and as a team, is my goal. SANDY Jl: Orchesis 2,3,4. APS 4, Orchestra 1.2,3,4. My liot ' s dad s Jaguar. Wedge Wight on one, weady waKe. I will always remember my year with MS. VANESSA JOHNSON: Swimming 1,2; Midnight Riders 4. Cinderella ' s Ball with Quincy. Crashing thru Shar¬ on ' s screen door. Me and Lynn chased by Lenny SitKo; 7 covers under 1 blacK roof. Being nurse to Doc Gil¬ bert. My future plan is to travel around the world and buy lots of new and exotic clothes, and get exotic tan lines. BRAD JONES: Wrestling 1,4, Theater 1,2,3,4, Bubbles in rusty. Fixing alleys with the green machine. Fixing Old Orchard J.H. Footprints on the ceiling. Mom ' s station wagon. First AlasKa, then college. OK? I would like to become wealthy by worKing as a biochemist for a large company. TOM JOSEPH: golf 1,2,3,4, gymnastics 1,2,3,4. The great times with Renee, having Marty drive liKe a psy¬ cho after meets, everyday fights with Bill and Ken, Bill and Allison, Brea, calling Kevinhityouthcamp. My fu¬ ture plans are to compete in gymnastics in college and to complete college. AFERDITA JUSUFI; Cheerleading 1,2; Senate 3,4; Cabinet 3,4; Student Union 3,4; Peer Counciling 3; National Honors Society 3,4, Midnightriders 3,4. My most memorable experiences are many: Dead-trip, Carlos s Remember Mel? Sunglasses, bdndanas- Savganash. Matt ' s-K.K. loyola boys-L.M. M.F. A.R. MitchhiKers. 1st FI. then Journey home Al. Bobby Brady s tricK- Guess who? Nights. Fondue, Miz ' s. Pinch an inch bet: A.M., E.B., M.P., A.R. EriK ' s all talK no action. Rude - Wrestling with brace, lllini bowling, driv¬ ing lessons along with others. My first job in Old Or¬ chard hideaway. Lulu Hey ScanK K.L. How big is your_, anyways? B.P. Liz, Doesn t he looK liKe John? JEFF KAHN: Soccer 1. In my four years I will remember T.B. in MS. B ' s class. S.V., V.J. the best of times through the years. I will never forget the weeKend with A.S. and J.T. The cops and the Fights. Best of times with J.V. C.V. D.H. J.G. Have a good one. I am planning to join the Air Force for four years then go to college. After college I will either go bacK to the Air Force or to worK. hoping their long hours of studying paid off, are seniors Gerri Schapira and Ellen Epstein. They nervously wait to receive their grades from the biology test. most memorable experience was meeting some of my best friends. Ellen melted chocolate. Kirsten the night in the rain. Lisa- Pebbles. Chris- Since 5th grade. Jill- NO one drives my mother s car. MARC JOHNSON: Football 1.2.3.4; Baseball 1. Fresh¬ man year playing baseball on the " A team with JJ and DK. We had more fun on the bench. Remember, “Just tell them_I will never forget times with GL. OHH ED! I can t believe I almost threw up in El¬ BONNIE KAISER: cabinet 2,3,4; union 3,4; midnight riders 3,4. Down state 86 at the Chief, 4th of July with BJ. JH and KM (my car). Homecoming 86 and my h c party (all the others too) Julie s parties- BJ, DS, and EB-I thinK w e hit every room. The summer of 86 was great. The little white mouse in my car- Cindy shot gun New Year ' s 86 (thanKs SGI) Beer, getting sicK, Vince ' s red and white. Jessie!! Gremlin thanKs for all the talKs (DZ, JB, and CL) The best experience was going out with BJ! DANNY KAPLAN: Member of the Boys; Football 1,2,3,4; Baseball 1,2,3; Irwin Drobny Fan Club 4, AFS Club; AFS Returnee (Uruguay); TracK 4; Student Sen¬ ate 3; Student Union (yawn) 3; Class Cabinet; Semi¬ nars for Scholars 3; Illinois Association of Student Council Convention 3, Illinois State Scholar (1 of 14,000); And lots, lots more. My goal in life is to film a real movie-(What do you say Di?) I Would just have to recreate some amazing experiences. For instance, Klein s party-Nice face Sprogs, and please don ' t touch me. New Year ' s Eve 87. SV-That ' s disgusting and I don ' t want to hear it. Relax D., there ' s nothing in your stomach. Jimbo- late night talKs when we should have been studying (hah) That last basement session. Football ' 86. T.G. ThanK you for not Killing me on that snow mobile and you ' re right, there are no good looK- ing — in H.R. 106. Long live 7-11 ' s. Phil, I ' ll Kill her first. MarK, I just wish you would have asKed me first (Homecoming 86) What? Did I say that? Tom Shh my Dad is home! Gosh, its liKe a sauna in here. This is crazy. Whatever! BreaK any waterbeds lately? NO I won t speaK Spanish to you O.K. just a little Te quiero. Oh yeah ThanKs to Jose Cuervo for all the other great memories. KIM KASSEL: Volleyball 1,2,3,4-all conference; Bas¬ Ketball- 1,2,3,4; Softball 1,2.3,4. To my brother - you flinched, jigs and mucKey, 20 pts., your yellow shirt, friends forever. Edee-best friends forever, tanning in your bacK yard, Dave the dorK , your laugh,(that ' s $20), Gayle. Todd(how can I forget). Jennifer- sox " , KCFC. Mirt, freshman basKetball, tripping me in the hall, my purse, my luv(thanKs for everything), my driv¬ ing, friends forever. Feepo -6 donuts and ice cream, butterfly chairs, captain, volleyball, best friends al¬ ways. (Thanx for everything): “T -biology 3,4, Mi¬ chael; Jo-locKerroom, homeroom(what a woman). Hades, Marty -the door(ouch), basKetball, the farm (you did what?). I plan to be a high payed executive w a very wealthy husband. I want children who do what I say and to live a long life. TODD KASSEL: soccer 1; football 2,3,4; Captain 4. basKetball 1,2,3,4; baseball 1,2,3,4; Captain 4; band 1,2. My most memorable experiences: meeting Elyse (remember the pool balcony); Vince s red and white, mistaKes with tequila; good times with KB, CT, BJ, EB, GK, breaKing both flippers; 4 years of being grounded; Expos Writ with Mr. Batts, GW. and JR (the batmobile); JR ' s bash (where can I get a loan?); and last but not least, to MicKey, the best sister a guy could have!! Dead heads will always survive! CRAIG KEER: Soccer 1,2,3,4, varsity 3,4, captain, MVP 4, Baseball 4, Seminars for Scholars 4, SADD 4; Stu¬ dent Senate 3,4; Student Union 3,4, Class Cabinet 3,4, secretary 4, Senior Brain Trust 4, secretary 4. My most memorable experiences are almost winning a Re¬ gional Championship, RF hitting my neighbor s car, BG ' You mel " , picKing of DA at 12:30 A.M., bacardi rum and champagne(sorry everyone) going to AK s house 4 months after prom. Killing the snowman w JK, James dance mistaKes, sarcasm, and torturing that poor old lady, trashing Wendy s and be intoxi¬ cated w the boys, and having the best times of my life w my better half. Diane(Homecoming, Itchibans, and PROM). I love you!!! KATIE KELLY: Student Union 1,2,3, Student Cabinet 1,2,3,4; Senate 4, Orchesis 3, AFS 2, Midnight Riders 3.4, Bronze Key; honor roll. My most memorable ex¬ periences are Wild and crazy times w MA, TA, LH and EA. Midnight rides in mom s car w LH, TA, MA. SC. SJ, and Ml. The BIG BUST! Morton Grove police station w TA andLH. An out of control Sunday after- noonw Liz. JacK ' s bathroom w DJ, AR andCM. End¬ less partying at Esra s. Lunch and holz s class w EA. New Year ' s 86 w MA and Teddy s bathroom. Road trips. The Dead show ' 86. Intense partying w the girls. Downstate 86 in the van w SL, DR and TA. Last but not least my party Sr. year which I never got busted for. TOM KENN: Football 1.2, BasKetball 1,2,34. N-Club4. Jim s barbecue. Big Stef, Madison parK after summer league; Jenny s house. Parts is Parts; flying Joe Tra¬ volta; fire hydrant; left or right man. Big Ter, Penny Co; 276 Senior Profile Senior Profile Senior Profile Ellen: late for AP US history Test!; Pom-Pon ' 86- ' 87- love songs " Victims " ; Jaguars, Gina: math buddies forever!, Jean: Pine young cannibals Suspicious minds and California dancing, Algee: Bodyslam " ; Michelle ' s party: how red was I?; highland Park drives- Beatles singing; " Don ' t stop! That ' s what they want us to do! " ; Downtown guests w Ellen and Michelle: Gar¬ rett s, River wishes, towing ticket. Partyline on LIFE, Tessies, the Chandelier, nankin. In search of our LIFE! What goes around comes around. JODI LANGFELD: Swimming 1,2,3,4. Captain 4, Mid¬ night Riders 4, Best Memories: MeKBest Friend, big sister, P.C. and Hyatt); Dita-Tina ' s; Liz-Helmet and D.D. ' s; Mara- Homecoming and long talks; Jr. Boys- " My name is Jodi . Rock n Roll: I hope to be able to play basketball in college and be successful and happy.in whatever I do. PATRICIA KERSTEIN: Gymnastics 1,2,3,4, Cheerlead¬ ing 2; Diving 3; Cross country 4, Class Cabinet 1,2,3,4; Frosh Class President, A.F.S. exchange stu¬ dent Italy Summer 86; Union 1,2,3. Memories; Wild- nights w my camero (almost in jail, B.M., R.V.) Jack s (salt and pepper). Unforgettable night w R.L. toilet and out the window. K.C. and R.V. mooning, Whit T- shirt ' s (HA). Tsukara w L.M. " Go Ahead Make My Day. Eggs w R.V., J.R., H.S., Last New Years Eve Did You Get Rid of it? Rath, it was between 2:30 and 2:36. Fred at D M. (He ' s Dead). Homecoming 85 86. D.A., Down town, C and C, water fights, the beach. Franco, Hey Renee. D.J., E.A., A.R., Springfield, parties (tents). r.V., K.C., L.M.- The Best Times Ever! Sorello, il con¬ certo, le botteghe, i genitor (bueno fortuna!) scendere via fmestra (IUGOSLAVIA) Arreverderci! JIMMY KIM: Soccer 1,2,3,4, varsity 3,4, captain 4, Cabi¬ net, Senate, Union 3. Highland Park shoot out and win. Studying the easy way at Dan ' s or Sam ' s. Bothering D. Long talks with Theresa. Being lazy with Nina. To be free and careless without bound. To make up for lost sleep, senior Sung Kim rests in the Social Studies Resource Center. Luckily, he can count on his friend to wake him up for his next class. JOHNNY KIM: Soccer 1,2,3,4, Marching Band 1,2,3; Concert Band 2,3; Intermediate Band 1, Leaders 2,3,4, Spanish Club 3; Bronze Key 2; Honor Roll Red Certifi¬ cate; N-Club Volleyball 2,3,4; Intramural Softball 1,2,3,4; Korean Club 2,3,4. My most memorable ex¬ periences were: Jule s disaster party; Destroying his Bat-Mobile, Playing -- w my buddies and especially Homecoming 86 w Lisa Kim; And my Senior soccer season. Skiing was awesome, too. I will continue to _and hopefully become a millionaire and open up my own casino MAGIC JUAN . MARK KIM: Baseball 1: Photography Club 2; Track and Field 2,3,4, Cross Country 3,4. My most memorable moment which I am not very proud of, has to be when I beat James Burmane s face in during my freshman year. After college, I plan to go into financing and earn tons of money and buy a Lamborghini. STEVE KIM. Tae Kwon Do 1,2,34. Soccer 1,2,3,4- var¬ sity 2 years; Korean club 4-president; NHS 4; Spanish club 2. Last two or three (or something like that) soc¬ cer games of this year. International Night- Tae Kwon Do demonstration. Goals- to become a master of Tae Kwon Do and any M.D., to find the truth, and to live up to the name of the " Legend . SUNG KIM: soccer 1,2,3,4, gymnastics 1,2,3,4, Spanish club 2,3,4, NHS 4. Spanish Honors Society 3,4, Semi¬ nars for Scholars 4, Illinois State Scholar 4, red certifi¬ cate 1; bronze key 2; silver key 3; gold key 4, home¬ room scholastic award 1; Korean Club 2,3,4; Irwin Droby fan club. My most memorable moments are: Depak WILL spike his hair, breaking into Dennis ' s pro¬ gram, studying at Sam ' s (weird music), lab parties with brain trust. Matt read my mind, found GOD. My future goal is to make to 21, live, have fun, make lots of money, give it all away and live in a shack. NEIL KIMEL: band 1,2,3,4, orchestra 1,2,3,4; pit for pow wow 2,3,4, marching band 1,2,3,4. Maxwell ' s, pool, wallyball, swimming parties, making Friday night plans, band, orchestra, tour, red scarf, downtown, cars, MOVIES, bagelman, homeroom. It ' s Saaaaand, everlasting friends and memories. My future plan is to work as a cameraman or cinematographer on a major motion picture. MATTHEW KLAPMAN: Football 1,2,3,4, Wrestling 1,2; Track 1; Jazz Band 1,2,3,4-lst, NHS 3,4-Treasurer, Stu¬ dent produced musical 2,4; Calculator team 3,4, Who club observer; Seminar for Scholars 4, Goat Club. Michigan; O.T., E.B.S., cramming with (Sung (syntax error), Sam, Dan, Jim); pencil telepathy with Sung; Sam yak; D.A. blues metal, arguing with Evelina- sis¬ ter; arrest w Curt; Josh road trips, whip-it; Chuck pray to find God- Uofi; janitor, crue, mother nature w Bruce. I plan to make it through college and become the world s first professional heavy metal saxophon¬ ist. ALYSIA KLEEB KLEEBERG: student cabinet 3,4; stu¬ dent union 3,4; midnight riders 4. My most memorable experience was meeting all my new friends, keeping all my old friends, and having the best times of my life with them. My goal for the future is to have a secure career in the field of medicine and to have a family. WILLIAM KNOWLES: Cross Country 1; Swimming 1; Band 1. Trashing two Saab s within a one semester period. Being one of the Savage Patch Kids gonged out of the gong show as the Unknown Comic. Owner operator of one of the largest Prinling plant Junked Saab Franchises in the U.S. or one of United Press International s greatest Gonzo journalist, globe trot¬ ting the world in search of my Pulitzer prize, Nah! STEPHANIE KOKOTT: Gymnastics 1; Band 1,2; Ger¬ man club 1,2,3; Children s Theater 3. Following Soge, oversleeping in Florida, Dottie s class, teaching Erika to ski. Prom ' 86, sugar highs, Kathy s stories, Leni s love-life, memories with Lenore, Vickie, and Erika. KATHY KOLIOPOULOS: Cross Country 2. Mr. Stmad ' s Biology class- Erotic city-Pop tarts at Elizabeth s-Car out of gas in the middle of Oakton-the guy in the DePaul sweatshirt-mother says-people in the elevator- I am not fatH-make-up in homeroom-ls it over?-David s locker-l miss Manny!-Jump-startin Stephanie ' s car- Vickie never shares dessertl-subs-getting dropped from homeroom. EILEEN KREHELY: union 1,2; cabinet 1,2; midnight riders 3,4, peer counseling 3,4, SADD 4, Seminars for Scholars 4. The GREATEST friends and BEST memo¬ ries! EW, DS, TM, pool hopping, Emily Park, cookouts, Tpn chase, S talks, car chase, game nights, cookie dough, dck heads, PHIL, the coasters, pierce and puke, the great 8, squeeze, loud bus talks, Aretha and fireplaces with PC, LL- Canadians, oakies, HS- hotel hair cut, nachos, oktoberfest, whipped cream! JILL KREHER: Soccer 1, Basketball 1,2.3. My most memorable experience was when Jodi, Gena, Carolyn and I got chased by a big man because he took Jody ' s parking spot. The icecream fight in Jodys car. All the best times at the beach. Parties, Basketball and Foot¬ ball games with all my friends. My plan for the future is to live in fantasy with everything that I will ever want. HEEJAI KWON: Red Honor Certificate 1; Bronze Key 3; National Honor Society 3,4, Seminars for Scholars 4, National Honor Roll 4; Who s Who Among American High School Students 4, Illinois State Scholar 4, Pom- Pon 3,4; Secretary 4; German Club 1,2,3,4; Vice-Presi¬ dent 4, French Club 4; AFS 2,4; SADD 4, Leaders 2,3,4. Midnight Riders 3,4, Nareen and Michelle: Evanston men and jackets!, Michelle: Where are all those kinds of guys? Medusa s and California!, X-mas 86: fon¬ due at Michele s Just like the ancients did it! " New Year ' s ' 87: " The GAME has just begun! " UnJoo and NICK LANGIS: Soccer 1,2,3 4, Baseball 1,2. Maine East parking lot bust with Loop, Greg, Sterg, Jules. Loosing all my money shooting craps, late night poker games which lasted till morning. Too intoxicated to ski sec¬ ond day of ski trip. I am going to try to be the best person I could possibly be and succeed with my band which I care for very much. Sphinx Forever!!! CHERYL LANSKI: Pow Wow 1,2, Student produced musical 3,4, Childrens theatre 1,2,4, Musical 1,2,3,4; Steering committee 3,4; Theatre dept. Vice-president 3; Israeli Club 2,3,4; S.A.D.D. 2,3,4; Thespians 1,2,3,4; Concert orchestra 1,2,3,4; solo-ensemble comp. I, 2,3,4; music tour 1,2; Theatre festival 1,2,4, Honor Thespian 3,4. Ann and Banana power pushing Shmillers car, tennis courts with Dave and Tony, Reb- beca and her exercises opening and closing nights of Stop the World . Helaine and paper bags, field trips to Hashalom, breaking beds and all the other good times with my friends. May they never end. SHARON LAPP: Cheerleading 1,2, Student Cabinet 2,4. The past 4 years proved to be very memorable after all: The Holiday Inn w Mel and Jack o., M.G. police station (but we re such good girls!), war stories w K.K. and T.A., Downstate 86 (the van, shower and lushes (G.B.), life long friendships- T.C., D.R., M.C., J. D., L.M., and M.F., wet seats w M.C., little 500 w L.M., late night rides(3 on a motorcycle) w J.D., end¬ less cookie dough w S.S., drivers ed w E.B., home¬ coming 84, 1st party at M.L. s (Quiet down babe). Lake Geneva, deadly rides w J.B., and the STARS luxurious motel. CHRIS LARKIN: Baseball 1; Band 1,2,3, Yearbook 3, Rhythm of Life crew 1, Rumplestiltskin crew 1, Dames at Sea crew 1, No Parking on the Stage Floor crew 2; Joseph crew 2; Celebration crew 3; Oliver costumes 3; Pied Piper act 4, Stop the World 4. It would have to be a certain race down Brommcl Street I witnessed with Reef by Abby and Ann. After establishing a world char¬ ity fund for the late, great Gino Hernandez called Gino Aid, and staging two successful benefit concerts, I am ready to continue my fund raising in the " Please Don ' t Eat the Bunny Fund, and plan to have the WWF Tag team Belts within three years w my partner AM the Giant. Long live the West Siders. KIRSTEN LARSON: Band. West of Edens. AFS; My most memorable experience: It is impossible to say there s been one experience for four years of high school, for there ' ve been many and I have grown from them. Plans and goals for the future: College is as far as I ' m planning right now. Who knows, I might end up being a singer! LISA LARSON. Jazz Band 1,2,3; Pow Wow Band 2,4, Spanish club 2,3,4. AFS 2,3.4. NHS 4, Spanish Honor Society 4. Band Board 3, treasurer 4, Finger slicing committee 4. Band camp ' 83. OT. Benge. Jeiry. Two hour lessons. Drumline. Marengo. Tour-four years. Lu- ciana. AFS-Finland. Reed. " The Foods . Nine fingers. Koch is x. I plan to evade destruction. TRACY LEBRUN: Color Guard 1,2,3,4. Bowling 1, AFS 2. My most memorable experience was marching a halftime show at one of the football games, and walk¬ ing out of my shoes because of the mud. I plan on going to college and becoming a photographer. Senior Profile 277 Senior Profile Senior Profile RENEE LE COMTE: Class Cabin et 1.4; Student Union 1.4. Wrestlettes 1; Softball 1,4 (MVP Freshman). Capt. for Midnightriders 4. Memorable Experiences- Rennes Birthday, Black Red games, Oshkosh, Pluko s parties, Midnightriders. Elton and LA, Sept. 27th Beach, Kellys Bar. Buses. Carnations, Burp I, Pawnee Talks, Madis¬ ons, Tiny Dancers, Toilets, California, Phil My plans for the future are to go on to college, and to start Squirrles-Nest, my own advertising business. DANIEL LEE: Chess club 1,2,4; Chinese club 4. I wish to use the 11th commandment: Thou shall forget! Goals- To buy a Porsche, to be the next Bobby Fisher, to leave my children $30,000 75 years from now. GINA LEE: Cabinet 2; Student Union 2, Spanish club 1.2,3; Spanish Honor Society 4; AFS 4; Cross Country 2,3; Track 2,3; Yearbook 2,3,4, Sports editor 3,4. Be¬ ing a “flem ' girl, seeing the top 3 movies of ' 86 picked by an expert, hours shopping w C.S.(esp. homecom¬ ing) Hayley Mills movies, learning about neutral and drive, being chased in Evanston, Que Pasa posters, never finding downtown w M.P., the fat farm(Y.B. camp) w L.S., Lord fir Taylor day w D.C., tripped in front of Physics, my dead grass, lighter in my car, all the things we have in common, C.S. buy ketchup, socks, napkins for U of I, undefeated JV team, walks to Water Tower, spit in the hair, experiments, detailed stories: exact words, concerned students of NW and citizens of the US of A. Thanks buddies and pals for everything. TANIA LEE: Spanish Club 1,2,3; Tutors Club 2.3,4. Ushers Club 1,2,3,4; Math team 1,2,3,4, Spanish Hon¬ or Society 4; National Honor Society 4. When my homeroom teacher gave my entire homeroom deten¬ tions for not sitting in the right place during an assem¬ bly. I would like to become a concert pianist and tour the world. Society 4; AFS 3,4; Physics Honors Society 3; Gymnas¬ tics 1; Debate 1; Math team 1,2,3. My most memorable moment was being named to the Hoeppner Physics Honor Society along with twelve other people. I want to thank TS, HK, LS, TF. SV, and RS for sharing all the great memories I have of high school with me and always being there when I needed them. Also, I would like to thank JM for being so understanding. You are terrific. Best of luck to all of you in the times to come. I ' ll meiss you. I plan to backpack all over Europe and see all the sights and sounds. I ' m going to forget about being a working person and do whatever I want. ERIC LITT: Concert Band 1,2,3; Symphonic Band 4; Marching Band 1,2,3,4; Tour 1,2,4; Bowling intramur¬ als 2,3; Spectrum 4; Irwin Drobny fan club 1,2,3,4. Prom, Great times with Jason, Mouse, and Jeanne, Playing cards at Meltz ' s house with Reitman, Savidge, and Schaeffer without Meltz, Kleins milk and cookie ' ' parties, tour. I wish to own or manage a luxury resort with a big jacuzzi. LYNDA LOIACONO: Cheerleading l(captain),2,3; Baseball Stat 2; Midnightrider 3,4. Fun times with my best friend Stevhanie; Trying out for cheerleading and making it; Police concert with Gary, Todd, Mike, Shan¬ non, and Lome. Too bad I didn t see it. SANDRA LONDONO: Volleyball 1; Soccer 1,2,3; Wrest¬ lettes 1,2,3,4; Peer Counseling 3,4; Midnight Riders 4. Homecoming 85 and cooler races (I won, Steven!) Prom 86, lunch with Andy soph. year. English with JG 2,3,4. Going down state 85, 86 and ' 87? OOT X-mas parties. Summers with my friends. I plan to go to col¬ lege and have a great time!! GORAN LUKIC: Peer Counseling 3,4; Soccer 1,3; Tu¬ tors Club 4, French Club 2; Sue Yang. Just That. Sue Yang. I plan to see Sphinx return to Ni We Hi in tri¬ sessions, the harsh Halloween road trip to Cham¬ paign, the grateful dead psychedelic weekend at al¬ pine valley 86. I want to have too much of everything all the time. MICHELE MALTEZOS: Pom pon 3,4; Union 3,4, Cabi¬ net 3,4; Senate 4; Peer Group 3,4, SADD 3; Basketball 1,2; Softball 1; Volleyball 1,2; Irwin Drobny Fan Club 1,2,3,4. Stars Motel, Howard Johnsons; Fondu; Elec¬ tricity; HeeJai ' s stupid games; Josh and Curt 7 eleven! Michi ' s bucket; Dinner for 4 at J.L. house. Garbage run!!! Summer of 86: Danny K. you will always be my big brother! Sid! No mom, we don ' t need sheets! Bur- uch Navidad! KAREEM MANKARIOUS: Football 1,2,3,4, Soccer 1,2,3,4; Bowling 1,2,3,4; Pom Pom 2,3, Wrestling 1,2; Eric. Goran, Denise, Jill, Kirsten, Lisa, Tracy, The Doba, The Enterprise, Homecoming, Blitzed, wa- terbed, M.S.U. sleepover. Getting B s in Ceramics, The sleepless New Year ' s, Like duck my sick baby. The Purple Room. I plan to become a gynecologist. MARCIE MANKOFF: Technical Theatre 1,2,3,4. My most memorable experience was taking Joseph down to Muncie! Also Bruce, for making everything worthwhile. My main goal is to graduate from college. JEFF MARCUS: Swimming 1,2,3, Red Honor Roll. Spring Break 86 in Frot Lauderdale. First day Fresh¬ man year to discover Ms. O ' Reilly. 11-1 record for swim team freshman year. I plan to go on to Michigan State and get my Masters in Computer Science. I hope to work for IBM. LAURI MARGOLIN: Gymnastics 1,2,3,4; all conference 2,3; all American 2,3; co-captain 4; red certificate; bronze key, silver key, class cabinet 1,2,3,4, NHS 3,4, Seminars for Scholars 4, III. State Scholar 4; SADD 4, Lounging in the Annex is senior Alex Bezkorovainy. It ' s always good to catch up on the daily events. NINA LEININGEK: Pom Pon; Peer Group. Pom Pon: bus ride home from Wisconsin state fair (station wagon, love songs ), camp, night before Miss Badgerette (Gum), Breakfast at IHOP- I love you guys! KEVIN LESTER. Football 1; Leaders 2; Basketball 1,2,3,4. My most memorable experiences are: Jim s B- B-Q Keg party. Bashes at Jen s, penny ko. Joe off the top rope. Gus s pool party. Toasting with J.D. Parts is Parts. I am the camera. Summer B-Ball parties at Madi¬ son: singing the Doors. Jimmy-Bruce Lee. Birthday bash-Greg s. Pool Hopping- trees-hick cop. Popular fir Rosemont Concerts. Milwaukee. Tom-Winwood. Cur¬ tins bash. Partying with Bryan. Tom and Jims get- togethers. ELLEN LEVIN: It was Tuesday, I think, around 9:51 A M. and I learned something. It only happened once. What I learned, I don t remember. My goal for the future is to get there. SUNG LIM: Soccer 1,2; Football 3,4, Basketball 1,2; Baseball 1,2,3,4; Indoor Track 4. My most memorable experience was when the great rock star Nick Langis almost got his finger chopped off. When Tom Clark, full of jealousy of Nick ' s great talent and fame slammed the door of my car on Nick ' s gold finger and walked away leaving Nick in distress. Fortunately for the disciples of Nick he was O.K. It takes more than a car door to put Nick out of commission. He’s indes- tructablel Nick s my hero. Goal- To be like Nick. SUSIE LINDENBAUM: PowWow crew 1; PowWow cast 2; Soccer 1, Spanish Club 1; Student council 3; Student Union 3; Midnightriders 4, SADD 4, Wrestlettes 4. He- laine- Sea breeze, hamburgers, purple. Alan-ear cuff. No Good-byes. Sandy- homeroom? Steven- We. our beach, 2:00 a.m. Tonyeah- Piefight. Dude-n-dudette. R.L.M.F.-everybody, thanks for it all. J.V.- dreams come true. I hope to succeed in a writing and acting career and be able to afford a purple Lamborghini Countach LP 500. Also I want my WE wishes to come true and good HEALTH in the future. NINA LIOU: Soccer 1,2,3,4, Peer Counseling-Student Leadership 3,4; German Club 1,2,3,4; Tutor ' s Club 2,3,4; Executive Board Member 3,4, National Honors umph from their block-buster island-wide tour of the West Indies. I ' ll weep tears of bitter joy. I just Know it. TOM MALKIN: Wrestling 1, Golf 1,2; Tennis 1,2,3,4, Spanish Club 3; Israeli Club 3; Seminars for Scholars 3,4. Flipper races- sophomore year; Craps games-con- tinously every weekend. Geometry- first semester¬ hunting squirrels; Western Civ.-hard to understand; Homecoming 83, 86. RICK MANDELL: Football 1,2,3,4, Basketball 1; My most memorable experiences are: Blowing away Fark s ' vette with the ReVR 455 Cutlass-Supreme on Niles Center, tripling the speed limit- attending wild Black Hawk games w N.G. Camping out in Wise, w A.G. and J.G.- 86 Homecoming- prom w P.F. I plan for my book Winning at CRAPS ' featuring the " MANDER- ELLI System ' ' to be the best selling book of all time. As a result of my book every casino in the nation will either close down, or have the MANDERELLI System ' banned! SCOTT MANDL: junior cabinet; senior cabinet; senate 4, hockey 4. The rise and fall of the JVO basement cheerleading 2. Memories: New uses for tupperware w Shar; fearing fractions w Kathy and Di; Tixie ' s party w Trish and Kath-we were never more innocent; lead¬ ers in architecture w Dev; girl talks w Marc; Michigan talks w Eric; Amaretto 85 Kathy, superfreakin w the team; 4 of the best years w Garrett. Trish- What would you do for a pizza? J.J. McCULLOH: Football 1,2,3,4, 3 Letters, All-confer¬ ence 3, Captain 4, Wrestling 1,2; Baseball 1; Track 1,2,3; Freshman Red Honor; Sophomore Bronze Key, Senior Silver key; NHS 4, Illinois State Scholar 4; Semi¬ nar for Scholars 4; Liftathon Champion 1,2,3; German Exchange Program 3; N-Club 2,3,4. I have too many moments to remember, and to try and do so would diminish their value, BUT I think I recall J. Swidler ' s first party and the beginning of an illustrious career, borrowing the school stop sign and downstate ' 85, many nights out with the weasels, and many nights out with Curtis T. and the M.G. ' s Dancing Days when suppin booze was president, (by the way, I like dancing) and Germany summer of 86 tour are memo¬ rable. Spending my 17th b-day in Urbana bars and in depth conversations with Charles, are also worth rec- 278 Senior Profile Senior Profile Senior Profile ollecting. Being a member of the Mr. Brink, Zom, and Drobny fan club was fun too. MAMCY MCLEAM: Midnight Riders 4. I ' ll never forget my two awful experiences in the station w my friends. Michelle ' s car w Giggles. Domino s at 2:00 in the morning. G ' s party when I got my ticket. Jack ' s w the Gang. Chump ' s Queemess while drinking. Best times w everyone. Meeting TS. I plan to go to a fashion college, own a clothes store and keep in close touch w all my friends while living away from here-definitely. MATALIE MEYDBRAY: Tutors Club 2,3,4; German Club I, 2,3,4; national honors Society 3,4; Seminars for Scholars 4, West of Edens 1,2,3,4. The time that I let E.C. copy my homework; our tales with R.O.; Ca--ns; Phone calls at 11:30 p.m.; When C.C. wore that shirt; ISl); Germany; 8 23 86 and other memorable dates; all the fun times with C.Y. in our classes; b ' s and numerous subtitles; reading C.Y. ' s books; the day I drove I.M. ' s car; Homecoming 86; And all the other wonderful times that I ' ve spent with my friends. I ' ll miss you all! PETER MICHAELS: Good-bye Miles West, hello future! To my best friend, Gus, we had some of the best times together, you ' ll always be like a brother to me. Jim V., my good friend, have a healthy life. Good luck Ang! Bye Ugly! Jim T- you ' re a mad man. Roberta- take it easy. And to Jenny, all my love forever. I ' ll never forget you. My future plan is to be a rich and happy man. B.J. MILLER: Football-1,2,3,4; Honorable Mention A.C.; Track-1,2,3,4, Yearbook-1 yr. Lomes Party-GK, Red and White ' 85, ' 86, Mew Years Eve, TK ' s car, down- state, VB ' s cars, EB-TA, Smigs party, Scrawgen in IOWA with EB, ski trip; C-Tom-ski, sure you ' re preg¬ nant!! BK, Sat Might Gabi, Gremlin, all the girls, Tracy- monst I luv u. It ' s the wild life gotta luv it, psycodelic six pack, Jr. girls-it was fun, thanks to all my friends: GK, KB, EB, TC, FB, VB, SK, RZ, PC, Ml, TS, Good luck guys. YOU CAH HAVE HER. ! plan on joining the Jesuit Ministary and going to live in a mission in Zimbobwie. AMI MISCIMSKI: softball 1,2,3. My most memorable high school experience was becoming friends with and sharing part of my life with Tony. I hope to attend college, get my degree in criminal justice, find a good paying job, and get married to, if not Tony, someone like him. ADAM MIZOCK: Baseball 1, Football 3, Racquetball 3,4; Student Cabinet 3,4, Student Senate 3,4, Peer Counseling 3,4, Seminars for Scholars 4; WestWord; Bronze and Silver key. Yes at Serm ' s; Stars; History with Dita and Erky Werky, America runs with Rude and the Mediterranean Bros.; Gross and frozen yogurt; Texas after finals; 2 accidents; Sammie s basketball court; Ace that b—h, Ev in Evanston; Crazy Al, Blow- bom, Swil, and the Bland Charm, Oh yeah- Devra Smells. I want to be happy, satisfied, and open-mind¬ ed. If that doesn ' t work then I ' ll either try gynecology or move to Las Vegas. GREG MOHRDIECK: At Motre Dame, Wrestling 2,3; At Miles West; Wrestling 4, Drinking a bottle of J.D. at J. D. ' s with P.K. and C.K., then passing out, then later told damages done to house ' s owner. I plan to go to either U. of Iowa, or U. of Missouri and get a degree in Pre-Med. ISTIMA MORARIU: Spanish Club 1,2,3; French Club 2,3; Spanish national Honors Society 3,4, national Honors Society 3,4; Seminars for Scholars 3,4; Tutors Club 3,4; Medical Careers Club 3. Matalie and all her letters of the alphabet to driving my green car and to the air force. Essi- Here s to our goal and the path to it ' s accomplishments, to Homecoming, to all our cheap movies and to B. Kelly and everything else. Cecile- Long live Physics, Karla-French. I hope I ' ll get as far as possible doing as little as possible. TAM I MOSS: Cross Country 1; Track 1; Soccer 1,2; Peer Counselling 3,4, O.S. Staff 4, Midnight Riders 4, Yearbook 4. My most memorable experiences are: Running away to El ' s for a week, midnight pool hop¬ ping with EK, EW, DS, and the guys and hiding from the cops with EW; riding bumps with Ei and Bone at MSC and starting a car chase; cookie doe fests with CS, EK, EW, DS; cheetos and talks with Ev; bonfires and bare A " in the forest; summer with " The Coast¬ ers " ; Gweeders and Grant Park; Sneaking out wit h Jay; being just friends ' with JT Jr. yr.; shadowdancing at Sh ' s; 3 very memorable years with MK; LAX; Psycho¬ cake attack; teaching DS the facts " ; chasing DS around EK ' s with a " thing " and trying to get her to use it; drinking strange mixtures in the bathroom with Chris; and going out with Danny; " Me arrogant? no Danny, you ' re arrogant!; the many uses of baby oil; I happy because class is almost over is senior Theresa Sloma. Many students overanticipate the bell ' s ringing to end class. hate that pillow!; breaking your waterbed, sorry. This year wouldn ' t have been the same without you I LOVE YOU! LIZ MURRAY: My most memorable experiences are many: Renee-Maniac Man, Osh Kosh, John, Pawnee Park , Mooning T.J. ' s neighbor with R.L., R.V. and K. C., J.L. our 1st D.D., E.A., M.A.- monopoly. Going to L. W. cop station for horse stealing with K.K., Dita. Mel- Grt. Ded, pool hopping, being kidnapped on my b-day by A.R., M.F., D.R., S.L., Dita the back door being opened for miles b f we noticed hitchhikers. Rebeccas house(what does an organization look like?) Being chased by gang members. Jacks, notes, sitting home and talking There are so many more, I want to thank everybody for making my 4 years a blast. JOSHUA MYERS: Band 1,2,3; Student Exchange to Germany 3; The Who Club 1,2,3,4; Irwin Drobny Fan Club 1,2,3,4; Peer Counseling 3. 4th of July ' 85. Saugi- tuck(BACF). Lets never forget Germany. Driving in the Aspen. Band Tours- Matt- Whippet! Stogies w Bruce. Curt-lt s burning inside for better halway vision. The Who Club. Yacking somewhere on touchy Ave. And Gl Joe was swimming in the water. HeeJai- The party is just beginning! " LAURA MELSOM: Expressions 4, Midnight Riders 4, Volunteer for counselor and nurses offices . When I met Billy Moel and spent Mew Year ' s 86 with him. The Mightranger concert, I burned my hair. Tama, remem¬ ber when JR and J wanted us to spend the night? Mew Year ' s ' 87. When I met LS and went out with him. I plan to go to college and major in psychology CRAIG MIEDERMAIER: Baseball 1,2,3.4. Definitely- without a doubt- the spectacular and memorable Run For Liberty. I plan to change the world. JEAMME MOWIKOWSKI: Color Guard 1.2,3,4, Ushers club 1,2,3,4, Track 2, cosmetology 3,4. gymnastics manager 2; German Exchange program. All the travel¬ ing I ' ve done in High School with my best friend Bet- tina MouseE Adam and my two buddies, Eric sweat pea " Litt and Jason " let ' s get lost Boehm. Have a great summer and work hard as a beautician. GARY MUDELMAM: Football 1,2,3,4, Baseball 1; Track 2. Racing trains with Izbo, Terminator Might with Tom and Elliott, Sneaking a bottle by TC ' s dad and having it fall. Endless s-a comments by KB, BM, GK and all the Varsity Football team. Destroying Tom Clark in one on one. Special relationship early on. Goals-Attend col¬ lege, receive good grades and chics. Make Korrub, Miller, Bradbury eat sh-. Go to Baretz and Daniel wed¬ ding, and then go to the Korrubs, Cindy and Gary. Wearing an ape man suit. ASHUR ODISHOO: Wrestling 1,2; Baseball 1, Golf 3; Spanish club 3. Driving with M.B., Finding a flat and a Red 350SL.- Golfing with the fellow taggerts . Drink¬ ing MD with R.S. Spleef, stuffed pizza and Brew forever! My goal is to master the five Fs, determine the exact chemical contents of mountain dew, and find out the meaning of tagged " . AUDRA OKMIM: My most memorable experiences be¬ gin with: S.G.R.- Gussie, Walgreens, overrings, J.R., Good Afternoon Donlen, very cherry, Emma, ACA 86, P.V. ' 87, Winona- just a train ride away, H.H., your basement, one ringers MBC, Rev., GT ' s stick, Y.M.B- .F.I.T.W. (P.S.) I learned my lesson- I think?? G.A.- you ' re my 1 F.F. Junior year was great!! Snow shovel¬ ing, W W W., Kodak disc, etc., thanks for everything! RACHEL OLIKER: Symphonic and Marching Band l,2 5,4; Celebration Band 3, Spanish Club 2,3,4, Span¬ ish Honor Society 4; national Honor Society 4, Tutors Club 4, Medical Careers Club 1,2,3. Many adventures with Inza, AT and LS. Learning from MH. Precious con¬ versations with MM and TL. I plan to start an interna¬ tional, world-reknown translation agency andTravel all over the world. JEMMIFER OZAKI: Basketball 1, AFS 2. Meeting new friends, and having great memories. Tane, CS, Barley, Lysh, Froggy, Hindu, Mr. I, El Hombre, Mirt. I hate KCFC! I never ducked ! Long talks in Jacks. Lysh, thanx for help w Joel. Porkchop. Barley-thanx for jigs help. How s Kirby? What does CS mean? Duke of Tane! Sordo! Thanx to everyone else I haven ' t men¬ tioned for a great four years! I want to be Mrs. Porten ' s protege, and become a Miles West librarian. RAJEM PATEL: Football 1; Swimming 1; Gymnastics 1.2.3.4, Leader Gym 2,3,4. Going down to the state meet in 86 and the time Adam and I got locked in the closet up in the gymnastics area. We were in there about 15 minutes until coach had to come and break the door down. Get my M.B.A. and be a big executive of a company. JOHAMMA PELOS: White Certificate 1; Bronze Key 2; Silver Key 4, Illinois State Scholar 4. West Word 1.2.3.4, Mews Editor 4, Debate 1,2,3,4; national Honor Society 3,4, Yearbook 3,4, West of Edens 3,4. Semi¬ nars for Scholars 4, Current Events Club 2, Spanish Club 1,2. My goal in life is to see light at the end of the tunnel. " Four years at Mi-We-Hi have shown me darkness well enough, yet paradoxically . hope as well. During my sophomore year, I had a chance for " birth " and discovery, and I am grateful to some very special people for that. (Thanks for the Angie baby tips Ronna! You are truly genuine.) Goodbye to all friends who have crossed my path in some way! I will miss you. It ' s been a lovely ride as JT once said. DEMYSE PETERSOM: Wrestlettes 1, Art Council 1; Mid- nite Riders 3,4; Students Against Drunk Driving 4. Meeting Jeff, Sushi, Homecoming 87, Andy and Mrs. Wise, Best buddies of 86!, EV9811, 7-11 munch, Hack¬ ney ' s, Fuzzi navels, my best buddie Cancio, Midnight Riding cruises, the Hill. My plans for the future are to become a successful drug and alcohol abuse counsel¬ or and show Miss Jorgenson I can do what I say I can. To marry Jeff and live a wonderful life, and of course to stay best friends forever with Julie Cancio (Jarmey). LAUREMCE PETIT: French Club 1,2, AFS 3,4, German Club 4; Midnight Riders 4. Making new friends, espe¬ cially C.H. and E.S.- Europe all the way!! Sitting next to you know who junior year. Goofing off in gym- M-l-L- E-S W-E-S-T body language. Dairy Queen, Finally being a senior and living through it. Good luck everybody. Senior Profile 279 Senior Profile Senior Profile I ' ll miss you! I plan to be successful, healthy, happy and rich enough to travel around the world! MICHAEL PHILLIPS: Student Cabinet 2,3,4, Vice-Presi¬ dent 2, Student Senate 2,3,4; Vice-president 3, presi¬ dent 4; newspaper 3,4; Sports Editor 4. Hamgramiz- fark hrisporgushermalk Jotexdanina badasszjvo buz- zyditsynrudy: four years in a word. DEMISE PIMSLY: worked in the Guidance Center 3, Senior Midnight Riders 4; A member of the purple room in the art department 4. My most memorable experiences: Mike Lorenz, my babe for the last 2 years, Kelly Seay, Eric B, Kareem M, Getting wasted at Kelly s, my art classes, engaged September 27, 1986. My plan for the future is to study psychology at north¬ eastern. LYnn PIPER: Volleyball 1,2,3,4, captain 4; Soccer 1,2,3,4; Leaders 2,3,4; Midnight Riders 4. My most memorable experiences were being chased with KK and VJ, small family dancing with MH, " Mo problem " jokes with DS, Dog hunting " by DF (a new book), V- ball touring with JS ' s tooth and head, and the night before ACT ' S with AM, PM, and JG. To come back and teach Mr. Galla ' s health class. LYMETTE PLATZ: basketball 1,2, softball manager 1; midnight riders 4; German Exchange program 3. My most memorable experiences are: summer vacation in Germany, 1 bottle of Apfelboin and 2 brucke, driving for 2 hours to go and get ice cream, homecoming 86 and new Year ' s Eve, A time for first and lasts. My future goal: I hope that all the efforts put forth towards PJ will pay off in the end. JEMMIFER PLUKARSKI: Cabinet, Student Union, Mid¬ night Riders; My most memorable experiences are; the airport with CT, EM, and KH; the weekend at Mar¬ quette with PT, KH, and RS; Rosh Hashanah at KH s; a road trip with JS(also Spring Break); starting rumors with HS and RL; mornings with CW; DS s B-day, Des¬ tined " with EW; black and red with RL, downtown after the super bowl; summer of 85 with the Grovers(RL); and times with BG, PK, MP, and BK. I love you guys! VICKIE POMTIKIS: German club 2,3. Classes with Steph, Dottie s class. Yaga, Kathy ' s stories, Leni ' s whining, getting bombed on Halloween, sugar highs. Prom 86, Constantine, countless memories with Steph, Erika, and Lenore. BRUCE RAMSEYER: Football 2,3,4, Cross-country 1; Track 1, Theatre 2,3; Chorus 4, Pow wow 4, Orchestra 1,2,3,4; Goat club 4: Bromo-seltzer, A.A. meetings, landscaping, TOP GUM, stoagies. whip-its. Current ad¬ dress? Thanks B.L. I love you and leave my grey sweats. E.S. Big Sis forever. J.G. Don t go changing I L Y!: My goals are to do laser shows like TRIUMPH, fly choppers for the Illinois State Patrol, and talk as fast as Matt Klapman. I WAMMA ROCK! AMMA RASMUSSEM: Cross Country ' 1; German Club 1,2,3, Art Council 1,2; Photography Club 2. Ten Sar¬ dines in a very small can. Adventures with Ernie. Burg¬ er King Pit Stops. Ice cubes retailiations. Lake Shores Tours. The stop signals that weren t. To become stink¬ ing rich as fast as possible with minimal effort. MICHELLE REITMAM: Symphonic Band 2,3.4. Interme¬ diate Band 1, Marching Band 1,2,3,4; Pow-Wow Or¬ chestra 4; AFS 3,4; Ecology Club 3,4; SADD 3,4; Israeli Club 4; Pow-Wow crew 2; Pow-Wow Publicity 3; Music Tour 1.2,3,4. Discussing the tradgedy of dead marsh- mellows with Sharon and Dawn, all of the band tours (namely Florida), lunchtime junior year, watching Drobney ' s great acting career, " owning " Sony (ha and marching to second place at Morengo junior year. I hope to either become a history teacher or become sole owner of Sony Corp. and retire to my Alaska retreat. STEVE REITMAM: Israeli Club 1,2,3,4; Bowling 1,2,3; When CF and MS and I lost a Whaler and a Wallet in O.O. Also DA and MS announcing our own style of the Bulls. Also, all involved in sophomore volleyball tour¬ ney. In the future I hope everyone will consider every¬ one else equal and that people will help the poor. DEVRA RESMICK: student union 2,3,4; vice-president 3; treasurer 4, class cabinet 1,2,3,4; pom pon 3,4; French club 2,3,4, vice-president 4, Executive Coordi¬ nating Council 3; orchesis 3; Israeli club 4, AFS 4; Peer Counseling 3,4; Group leader 4; seminars for scholars 4; mini Girls State Representative 4; Homecoming Court 4, Yearbook 4; Midnight Riders 3,4. Some of my best experiences were: downstate-the van, the 2 lu- shes(GB fir SL), hyatt beach party, cookie dough in back of 7-11, water fights, " slumbers at my house with the boys- making cassettes, being kept up all night by the intercom, Gary locked in the basement, rides in and on the van. Oak St. at 3am, the Stars Motel, Howard Johnsons- ' glad I left " , homecoming dances, Poindexter alerts with SL and TM, walking from BG s house- the golden arches ' , squatting, birthdays-surprises Frosh and Jr year, musical cards, the best 17th-city lights, Dolly Parton singing in the cafe, Pom pon tryouts ' 86- crying, laughing. Mages with EB andTM, the fridge - McD bathroom, tour- whi- pits! " assasin-JVO-partner, the superbowl MUMCH, KK s party, killer bugs, the dreaded path to MF ' s bath- room-SHHH! Lake Geneva weekends, GETTIMG BUST¬ ED- MG police, WATER , COMVICTS , OK, what s the plan?! Thanks to the best friends in the world SL, TM, LM, EB, MF, EB, AM, the boys (even though you ' re obnoxious) LEO RHEE: soccer 1,2,3,4; seminar for scholars 3,4; leaders 2,3,4; orchestra 1,2,4; Korean club 2,3,4; SADD 4, Art council 2; peer counseling 3,4. Soccer Reginal Championships us. Mew Trier; Pulling all- nighters, studying for Drobney ' s exams and Graham s essays; Homecoming 84, long talks with Christine; Quiet times with Ji, Great times with close friends. To meet Stini face to face in an arena packed with mil¬ lions of people in a full-contact kickboxing match and I win! LAMA RIMALDI: Cosmetology 1,2,3,4. S.X., D.C., E.W., D.B., P.B., L.M. You guys have been the greatest friends anyone could have! E.W. no more broken fin¬ gers or hospitals o.k. S.X. It ' s the bos, lake Michigan with P.B. and T.L. Don t forget M.Gorm. Rors.O, plumb¬ ing line 5. D.C. don t forget T.Tand of course Karla, don ' t forget moose lodge and George. L.M. " Ala¬ bama " and A.R. in health class. P.B. your esp never again especially Tony no more 7:00 phone calls, D.B.- Going to G.A. and the Expressway with S.X. and Chris in the Mova. Love ya all! Goal- Probably go to Colum¬ bia college and work in a beauty salon. LAUKIM ROBERTS: My most memorable experiences were: Cruising Edgebrook with Erica and Chris, Ring Response (yuck), Mickey ' s, HoJo party. Fine Dining with Eric, and Michael in general. Good luck to you all, but I wont miss you I plan to go to Kendall Culinary School and eventually hope to become a chef and own my own restaurant. I will retire by the age of 30 and become one of the distgustingly rich. SAMDRA RODRIGUEZ: cheerleading 1.2,4, soccer 1,2,3, red honors 1; bronze key 3; honor roll 1,2,3,4. seminars for scholars 3.4. My three most memorable times: to S.E., K.B., J.W., and " Pitelia - " Are you the Skokie girls? To Liz - it all started with Gordie s sur¬ prise party- from then on- it ' s " house. To Hilda and Mo - thanks for Mike - Let s do Scheczwan one more time. JULES ROMAM: Diving 1,2,3.4, All-Around Good Guy 3,4. Out-of-control parties and all MiWeHi; Skiing w Gary, Jason, Jeff, and Carlo; " Duster ' s Demise ' -Jeffs Hand. Gary s Hand, Senior pranks-Mike: Greg the Scwantz; Charliebarlie-Meathead: Convertibles; " His¬ tory tests . In ten years I will have attained peace on earth by becoming the dictator of the world. ELLEM ROOT: Orchestra 1,4; AFS 3,4, Midnightriders 4. Tour-freshman year- " it was a freshman mistake! , " You don t throw food in the cafeteria! - two hours served for no reason. Camping out with Helaine and Kirsten on Renee s block- ' cars are not soundproof! " ; getting literally picked up at the bash sophomore year. Having Mr. Holtz for Chemistry(ski slopes and tobbagens). ALLISOM ROSEM: Class Cabinet 1,2,3,4; Student Union 1,2,3,4; Midnight Riders 3,4, Sleeping at J.G. with D.J., R.M., Freshman year report with L.M., Buying Julian, catching the wrong bus with S.R., finding " IT " Thanksgiving dinner at Jusufi s P.K. s tent party with D.J., E.A. Monkee s with D.J., L.M. Sleeping in the car with E.A., Fleas " YOU WIM " Albacim, too many D.C. thanks for being such a special friend. I love you all! CHRISTIME ROSS: band 1,2, marching band 1,2,3; jazz band 1; pit band 2; theatre 3; AFS 2,3,4, Spanish club 2; senior cabinet; student senate 4. Taco John ' s, gigs, FLA, Jon s Rolls, Indiana beach, Pow Wow, the third date, ripping stiches and getting them, being smug¬ gled out, the courtesy phone. My goal in life is to exist happily. STEPHAMIE ROSS: Midnite Riders 4. Jen-Planet P " ; G.A.- green gook, who ' s Mark?; A.R.- Well Fred it ' s all over, R.K.- I ' ll call you!; M.F.- Friends forever!; Little- Whats that girl ' s name?; A.F.- Look out Winona, here we cornel; Alan- Thanx 4 everything, you ' re the best!; Aud.- There s just too much to mention, but always remember that carnations die, but Friends are For¬ ever. I love You Gertie BFFI; To Everyone: Your all great friends. Luck and Love Forever! AMDY RUDIM: Wrestling 1,2,3,4, Peer counseling 3.4, German club 3,4; Photography club 2,3,4; Yearbook photographer 3; Football 1, Baseball 1. My most memorable and intellectually stimulating experience occurred at Tom Gramatis s house sophomore year. You throw a great small party, Tom. I plan to exploit orphans by having them pose as false charities, to which the funds will be put to good use at the race¬ track. MIKE RUSSO: tennis 1,2,3,4, golf 1,2,3,4, basketball 1,2; M-club 4, leaders 2,3,4, yearbook 4. My most memorable experiences are: " STU " - BUSTEDI hitting a Chicago police car, thwarting of twenty irate GBM football players in your oldsmobile- easy Starsky! golf and hoopner, Jesus, that is high! Ding-Dong! get the bat- sorry TK now that s a long ball! like a troll? Wills- stooges forever- down with Abe! Czemik- best on line man in town. Shan- restroom experiences. My future goal is to sink a forty-five footer to beat Jack Micklaus on the final hole at Augusta. Mow that ' s a long ball! CHITTUKKALA SABAPATHY: Spanish club 1,2,3; SADD 2; AFS 3; Spanish Honor Society 3,4; Usher ' s The motto of seniors Leah Seef and Rachel Oliker is " friends should stick together. ' Smil¬ ing prettily for the camera they put this cam¬ paign into action. club 3. One of my most memorable moments of my high school years was in freshman year. The incident occurred in Honor ' s Spanish. The class was in the process of conjugating the third person preterite forms of the irregular verbs. We were at puso, the next word, I knew, was pudo. When the teacher was about to introduce this verb, I accidentally blurt it out. What an embarrassing moment. I plan to become the fam- 280 Senior Profile Senior Profile Senior Profile ous, world reknowned pediatric doctor, making a few billion a year. If that doesn ' t work, I hope to win the lotto and live a luxurious life. CHRISTINE SAMUEL: AES 2,3,4; Pres. 4; Class Cabinet 2,4; Cross Country 2,3; French Club 3,4; Peer Counsel¬ ing 3,4, Leader 4; Seminars For Scholars 4; Spanish Club 2,3,4, Student Senate 2,3; Student Union 3,4; Track 2,3; Winnie-The-Pooh 2; SADD 2,3,4; Sec. 4; Midnight Riders 4; Bronze Key 3. Lotsahardwork, Col- dribsn Ketchup, ITI bus ride with T.M. E.R., Snow¬ ball, the speedman, Drinks with Tam in toilet, Sexually Speakingw Deets, HC 86- The Queen Quarter Pres. Chris, LD calls crying to ma, H.M. Fan club, Fla. trips- R R- NYC, Xmas break- thanksparky! Falling asleep everywhere, P.C. and " planning " w A.M., Que Pasa? all my special friends. Hey A.S.! 83 isn ' t a wimp! Mornings with Mr. Lee, My great peer group! Lotsafun! My goal is to become a female version of Leo Buscag- lia, make lots of money, and spend time with my fam¬ ily. EDGAR SANCHEZ: Gymnastics 2,3,4, Swimming 1,2,3,4. Going down state for gymnastics in 86 and the fun I had with friends during swimming and gymnas¬ tics. DEPAK SATHY: Spanish club 1,2,3; computer club 1; yearbook 2,3, underclass editor 3; student cabinet 3; national honors society 3,4, Spanish honors society 3,4; treasurer 3,4; seminar for scholars 4; Irwin Drobny Fan Club 4; Illinois state scholar 4, red certificate, bronze key, silver key. I can ' t pick one memorable experience because everything I did with SK, DK, JK, DS, MG, TM, SV, MP, NK, NL, MH, AM, GL, CR, TA, rain and TS, etc., are all memorable experiences to me. I mainly have two goals in life. One is to live life to the fullest, and the other one is to be a millionaire at age 30. Both of which will probably not come true. MARK SAVIDGE: Current Events Club 3; Newspaper Staff 4; Peer Counseling 4; Photography Club 1; Israeli Club 2. People and Their Cultures with Sandra and Kevin. West. Civ. Grading papers in the bathtub. Every¬ one failing in Filliman s class-Ron. Advanced Public Speaking with Dale, James, Steph, Steve, and the ugly chicks. Gambling excessively with Andy, Adam, and Steve. Too much card playing! I ' m going to attend a college with a fine department of Broadcast Journal¬ ism. I hope to eventually work in the News Department of the CBS affiliate in Boston. Want to marry a girl with great legs-l know you ' re out there. Good luck every¬ one; You ve all been great. Cleveland Browns to win many Super Bowls under Kosar. MARC SCHAFFER. Symphonic Band 1,2,3,4; Orchestra 2,3; Jazz Band 1,2,3,4; Section leader 2,3,4; Pow Wow 1,3,4; Music Director 4; Joseph 2, Oliver 3, Stage Crew 1; Pippin summer theater orchestra 3; Chorus Line 4, Spanish Club 1,2; Computer club 1, SASB 2. Home¬ coming ' 85; Old Orchard parking lot with SR, CF, and a whaler Sandwich; all band toursfexcept freshman year), the mysterious phone caller; that ' s so sad; NYR, right; Friday Quishes. LEAH SEEF: Yearbook 1,2,3,4, Editor-in-Chief 4, Tu¬ tors Club 3,4; Spanish Club 1,2, Spanish Honor Soci¬ ety 3,4, AFS 2,3; National Honor Society 3,4; Illinois State Scholar 4, Red Honor Roll 1, Bronze Key 2; Silver Key 3. My most memorable experiences included. Florida ' 85, Summer vacation 86-nights at N.W. and parties at AT s, and of course, the many hours I spent with Alyssa and Rache- I’m going to miss you " SOOOOO " much! If l survive college. I ' m going to take off a year or two and travel through Europe with a friend. By the time I get back, I will have learned at least five languages and I will become an international lawyer who s fame, fortune, and happiness shall be topped by no one in the world. MYRNA SERRANO: Having the best times going out together with my friends. I.L. earrings. The best to K.M., Iris and Susan; God Bless us Hispanics! Viva Puerto Rico! I plan to spend my life with my one and only Inacio and become a major in business. DANA SHAPIRO: Band 1,2, SADD 2,3.4, AFS 4, Mid¬ night Riders 3,4; Israeli Club 4, Student Union 3,4, Class Cabinet 3,4; Cheerleading 4; Leaders 3,4; Soft- ball 1,4. P.F.- Florida, BFF, MF, HS- I- Hop, AK- car talks; DS- advice, lunch, ER, JC, KL- skiing, tour, LP, RL- homeroom, algebra, HM- pickles, gym, DA- giving birth, unshotgun; and of coarse my 18th b-day, it was the best; I love you all!! DALE SHERMAN: Not too many clubs and activities, 1,2; Lots of clubs and activities, 3,4. My memories are of all the great times I spent with my friendsfthe fun¬ niest batch of people ever assembled), and, or course, the times I spent with Elaine, which will always be the most special memories for me. DEBBIE SICILIANO: Track 1; cross country 1, Midnight Riders 3,4; White Honor Roll 2; Nights at the woods with Tam and E.I., trying to light Bon fires and seeing Bara A " . Also pool hopping with E.I., Tam, Evand the boys- Look at all the scrathes " ! Radical party of 8 - your table is ready! J.S. I wish ' d I had a watermelon!!! E.I.- still gotta tape ya! Thanx for the ’BIG " favor guys! Turnabout ' 86 different!! Love ya all 4ever. MICHELLE SIEGEL: Afs 2,3; Spanish club 1,4; usher ' s club 1; theater 2, German exchange 2,3,4, SADD 2,4. My most memorable high school experience was go¬ ing on the German Exchange program. I plan on going to college, get married, have a family, and start a career. BRIAN SKOGLUND: I plan on opening my own busi¬ ness. THERESA SLOMA. West Germany-Summer ' 85, Stu¬ dent Senate 4; Senior Cabinet 4; Pom-pon 3; Seminars for Scholars 3,4, AFS 2,3,4; German Club 2,3,4, Red Certificate 1; Bronze Key 2; Silver Key 3; Band 1,2. I plan to model my life after the infamous Greg Rudin. I can only hope to achieve the fine qualities and charac¬ teristics that young Regg was born with. DIANE SMASON: West Word 1,2,3,4, Features editor 2 - News editor 3, Editor-in-chief 4, SADD 1,2,3,4, co¬ president 4, Peer Counseling 3,4; Class Cabinet 2,3,4, class treasurer 2,3,4; Student Union 3,4; Student Sen¬ ate 2,3,4- Representative to Military Order of the World Youth Leadership Convention, Valley Forge, Pa. 2; Re¬ presentative to Presidential Classroom for Young Americans, Washington, D.C. 3; Century III Leaders State of Illinois Semifinalist 4; Student Appeals Board Rep. 3; Educational Policy Advisory Committee Rep. 4; Seminars for Scholars 3,4, Spanish Club 1,2,3, trea¬ surer 2; Spanish Honor Society 3,4; Math team 1,2,4, Girls ' Softball 1,2, JV co-captain 2; Band 1,2; Marching Band 1,2; Red Honor Roll 1; Bronze Key 2; Silver Key 3; Illinois State Scholar 4. My most memorable exper¬ iences include the lunch " kibbitz " w Danish-He-llo!, the gym " kibbitz " w Lys-searching through garbage dumpsters " strip " , the general " kibbitz " at Bakers Square w all the Jappers-the volleyball tourney and our slogan, " Rickety-rack, Mickety-muck, come on Jappers, spend another buck! 18 years of eating binges and a wonderful but crazy friendship w Deans, my bestest forever,-D D Dining lives on!- est. 1969, and all the great times spent w Craigery-walks through P.P., N.E. field, Ichiban ' s, Homecoming ' 86, and Prom 87-1 love you! Oh, and my classes at NIWEHI were loads of fun too. DAN SMIGIELSKI: The Great Bagel Caper. High speed chase. (Isbo, Vince, Pat). Red and White Party, 86. Oak street beach till 5 A.M. Pool hopping with the Stu Boys. The Greatful Dead weekend, Gabi. Summer with the Bradbury s. Good times with Jr, and with the Old Orchard Boys (Freddy). Psychedelic Sixpack, Tequilla, Wild Life, Spring Greak, 87, Lake Geneva, I ' m a Pol¬ lock! She ' s too fat for me. Hey! I plan on joining the Peace Corps, and living in Zimbobwie. SHARON M. SMITH: bowling 1,2; softball 1; cross coun¬ try 2,3,4; soccer 2,3,4; german club 1,2,4, math team 1,2,3,4, orchestra 1,2,3,4, marching band 3,4; leaders gym 2,3,4; Oliver 3; Stop the World I Want to Get Off 4. My most memorable moments are: At Glenbrook South we took first place in the Regional Meet in cross country. The running of our invite because of the strike. My goal is to design and build my own house, and to finish a marathon in under 3 hours 30 minutes. CHRIS SMOLINSKI: The things I remember most about my high school years are Julie ' s party over summer vacation, New Year’s Eve, and Shane. CHARLES SNELL: Football 1,2,3,4; Track 1,2; German Club 1,2,3,4; SADD 2; Cabinet 2; Senate 2; Orchestra 1,2,3,4,_Peer Counseling 3, German Exchange 3,4; N Club 3,4; Seminars For Scholars 4 Gym Leaders 2,3,4; II. State Scholar 4. Good evening officer, JJ and coffee, Michigan- Doug, Beechnut, Matt ' s Trench, and 5_. Gitterman s Beast dying, Berlin- Commu¬ nists and Charleys. Koln- Bindewher, Budwar, and piz¬ za w Belgians. Gilde Brewery. Who Club. Bruce inhal¬ ing fumes from Tami s socks. AA meetings at the church. JJ at Lambda Chi. Soph talks with Evelina. Aneshia s. Josh s 17. THE ASPEN. Hamm ' s Night. New years ' 86. Rosh Hashannah- Animal House! Ga¬ briel (Darryl Bros.) Kelly s Room. Springsteen, ME and Matt in Manteno. Art Institute. Skiing (the cliff) Curts driving. 11 10 86 at the Washington State. Finally Realizing Love with Evelina after 2 years. My goal is to discover a new kind of math so I can cause pain for my descendents, just like I received here at NW. Senior Brad Grodsky reads a newspaper during his free time. When students don t have homework to do, they often read the variety of periodicals in the Annex to help pass the time. Senior Profile 281 Senior Profile Senior Profile MOLLIE SOBEL: Cheerleading 2,3; Class Cabinet 1,2,3,4; Student Union 1,2,3,4; Leaders gym 2,3; Span¬ ish club 2,4, gymnastics 1; S.A.D.D., Midnight Riders 3,4; All times with Michele, feeding Cambodians, ru¬ mors Jenny Renee L.. down state 86 Evelyn, Ei¬ leen, Bonnie Eatboy, A-hole- Kathy, laughing Julie G., WWW- Dana Mallourie - Renee ! Lifes a b.Pam. Luv ya All !! My goal is to graduate from this place. RICKY SONSHINE: Baseball 1.2.3.4, Soccer 1,2,3,4. freshman baseball with coach Shane. Practices were definitely more fun than games along with Shane ' s cheek full of —. Junior year baseball to Craig and Bryan and the rest picking out the splinter from the bench and that one day, my last day as a member of the baseball team junior year. Yes I am going to play senior year, Bry, Craig, and Brad. ANDY SPROGIS: football 1; Golf 2; Basketball 2,3,4, co-captain 4, Student Union 2,3,4, president 4, Stu¬ dent Senate 2,3,4; Class Cabinet 2,3,4, president 2; Senate Parliamentarian 4, NNS 3,4, Illinois State Scholar 4. National Association of Student Council Convention 3,4; Illinois Association of Student Coun¬ cil Convention 2,3, Northeast District Delegate 2,3; Evans Scholar 4; Irwin Drobny fan Club 1,2,3,4, Ro¬ tary Club Service Above Self Nominee 3,4, Senate Board of Education Representative 2,3; Bronze key 4. My most memorable experiences are Basement sessions at JVO s w SM, GC, MP, MG, GW, DS, DK and Tongue! w SM. Paying $5 to CAT guys to park. The chair vs. North. Being a mom in DeKalb to TK, JW. AND GS. “Stop Making Sense ' ' too many times. Drobny s movies. Malnatti ' s B-day. w JVO, GC, EW, MP, Big Mike. Officer Trenadue during strike ' 85. Psy¬ chedelic Rocks. Guys, she must be at least 215. The Whale. P.S. how many nicknames can a bunch of peo¬ ple get out of Sprogis? JENNIPER STELLAR: Volleyball 1,2,3,4; Basketball 1; Softball 1. My most memorable experiences are sum¬ mer lunch talks with R.L., D.f. search for Jewels, times with K.L., Radical Party, E.W. falling down my stairs, climbing out of P.C. s window, summerfest 86(who s got the snapper), monkeys with B.W. and C.W., toast¬ ing with J.P., California, Super Bowl ' 86, all the times with Beast, Lambchop and Snake. DARRYL STERN: orchestra 1,2, cross country 1; west of Edens 3,4; Video game club 2; Tutors club 3,4; Current events club 3,4; Academic Bowl team 3,4; Seminars for Scholars 4, NHS 4; Australia Artifacts club 2, Bronze and Silver keys, Illinois State Scholar 4. watching Mr. Agnos regain his breath after climbing a flight of stairs, stupid remarks in class, and Jean. My future plans include inventing an electric nail clipper, building the first solar powered flashlight, dis proving the Law of Gravity, and creating a gasoline composed mainly of lysergic acid diethylamide. EVELINA STIPISIC: Symphonic Band 1,2,3,4, Marching Band 1,2,3,4; Drum Major 3; Drum Line 3,4; Band Board 4; Student Produced Musical Orchestra 1,2,3,4; Spring Musical Orchestra 3; Peer Counseling 3,4; Peer Leader 4, German Club 1,2,3,4, AfS 1,2; German Ex¬ change 4, SnoBall 4, herr Brink fan Club 2,4, Track 1; Soccer 1; Midnightriders 4; Leaders 2,3. Some of my most memorable High School experiences are: No¬ vember 10th - The Art Institute, The train ride home, and every day since!! Charley, Matt, Bruce, Josh, and Curt — You guys are the best friends a girl could have!! freshman year and the party bus; Jeannine and her neverending dreams; Drumline and Jerry ' s drum; XYZPDQ Zip! Circle A! To all my friends- God Bless and Be Happy. TODD SUCHERMAN: Symphonic Band 1,2,3,4; Jazz Band 1,2,3,4; Marching Band 1,2,3,4, Various Shows 1,2,3,4; Drumline 2,3,4; Percussion Section Leader 4; ETC Beverage Team 3; Sonor, Zildfian endorser 1,2,3,4. Hanging with STEVE SMITH, PETER GABRIEL jumping on me. Cindi. Keeping friendships alive through the years. Thank you - to all of my friends and the people I ' ve hung with!- See you back stage. I will continue persuing music. I hope to be a highly suc¬ cessful player with major musical contributions to the world of percussion. JAY SWIDLER: football 1; Track 1.2.3.4; SADD 4, Bowling 1,2,3; Illinois State Scholar 4. There are so many so- M.l. smoking his fingers, my bashes, my 10 day suspension, B s at my house. Prom 86, thanks to I.L. for BBYO, My HS sweetheart-Jobie. I plan on going to U of W-Madison or U of Arizona. I will major in business or possibly engineering. After that hopefully I will get a very good paying job, find a wife, and have some kids. ALYSSA TADELMAN: Choir 1,3,4; Expressions 2,3,4, fundraiser 4; Thespian, fundraiser, Theater 2,3,4 (STW-Anya); Spectrum, Westword photographer 4; Red Honor Roll 1; Bronze Key 2; Spanish 1,2; Art Council 1,2; Photography Club 4. Summer 86, North¬ western beach at night, fla. whirlpool, winter break 86, Muncies, band tours, cast parties, my parties, Ri¬ chie, overdeveloped, gorgeous runts, and my long talks wi Rahilka and Leah. Go to college, get a great tan, grow out my spikes, continue my friendships, and most of all, to be happy. JAMES TAKAESU: Orchestra 1,2,3,4. My most memo¬ rable experiences were going on the Niles West Music Tours. My future plans are to go to Oakton College for 1 or 2 years. Then go to Sangamon St. Univ. for 2 years. CURTIS TAKIGUCHI: football 1,2,3,4, captain 4; Wres¬ tling 1; Track 1,2,3. My most memorable experiences are Larry ' s Island Donuts, drinking coffee out of a straw. I had a dollar some where in my pockets, fun times in Michigan, Matt take a dip. What song is this? Whi shot the holes in my blanket? Chuck you re a great pillow. Let s put the B-- in the Lake. And then the Big Brown Shark came. Late night 7 Eleven runs with Josh. Alison, Michelle, and Elizabeth thanks for the fun times we had. Weekday, weekend cruises in all Scrubby s cars. I ll be over in a bit. Watching the ducks at N.U. with Michelle. Michelle you ' re the greatest. Don ' t ever change. I love you! PAUL TALDONE: Soccer 1, Wrestling 2. Marquette Univ. with KH. JP, RS, Jelly Donuts. " The Wall , Thanks guys. That was my only memorable exper¬ ience in high school except for taking second semes¬ ter sophomore english over. ERIKA TARASCHEWSKY: Gymnastics 1,2; German Club 1,2,3,4 (Treasure); AfS 2, Orchesis 3; Honor So¬ ciety 4. Stephanie, Michigan and Lake Villa " Yeah Baby , Vickie, park and Hey Cutie! " ; Lenore, strand¬ ed on Oakton; Julie, car accident; Kathy, " Is it over? ' Sharon, jumping the Indian; SV, SC, and DH Break¬ fast Club ' ' . My goal for the future is not to lose touch with LE and VP when SK and I go away. Best friends forever. SONYA TOLKSDORf: Swimmong 1,2,3; Timers Club 1,2,3; German Club 1,2,3,4, Midnight Riders 3,4. The foffer Clan, New Years Eve parties. Prom 86, engage¬ ments to the future and always staying together (SL). Summer vacation in Europe, Apfelkom-LP, The beach, CK, and JB. The time for first and lasts. In the future I plan to major in physical therapy and education. Later I plan to get married, have a family and a job. JULIE TOMCZYK: girls cross country 2,3,4. Eating mfirm s and froot loops with Sue and Helaine in WT. Eating froot Loops! DH- (keys), SE- WHACK! 4 little (freezing) kittens, MG- lunchtime, homeroom, AM- fa- lalalala, Chris - the best of everything. My future goal in life is to go to college and be like Tony. JIM TUCHTEN: football 1,2,3,4; My most memorable moments are: New Year ' s Eve of Junior year at the Hilton Hotel, going down to ISU, skiing for the first time. My future plans are: I ' m going to attend Illinois State University, and I plan on studying business there. MARIE TULEN: medical careers club 1; International Night 2; Mini- Open House 2,3. My most memorable moments are running into class 27 times late, meeting JN for the first time, crying over EE (what a joke!), going to prom, the limo, parties. Thanks LE, BG, Carm, Den, Sandra. I love you JN. STACY VALAVANIS: JV Soccer 2,3; AfS 3,4, treasurer 4, Hellenic Club 4. Spring break 87. T N-Madison, football game in 84, stories, tummies(Greece), MfirM, skiing, curbs, best friends forever. N,R,L- How many now? Breakfast Club -Mage s. Roofers -0.0., rocks. Dairy Star. " Are we having fun yet? 00-2-73- McDade s. JM-3 a.m. I want to be the McDade s Jew¬ elry Queen! " JANETTE VALIGNOTA: volleyball 1,2; SADD 2, student leadership 2,3; J.E.T.S. 4; medical careers club 2,3,4; leaders gym 3; white honor roll, red honor roll, bronze key 3, silver key 4. Watching my physics class inhale 2 extra large pizzas in less than 30 seconds during our X-mas party , passing notes with Kala, MS s teacher impersonations, being best friends with Debbie. My future plans are to pursue a career in biochemistry and to be as successful and famous as Cory Aquino. LARRY VANMERSBERGEN: Concert Band 1; Symphon¬ ic Band 2,3,4, Orchestra 2.3,4. Oliver Orchestra 3, Stop the World Conductor and Musical Supervisor 4; Battle of the Bands 3; Marching Band 1,2,3,4, Drum Major 2,3,4, Band Vice-President 4, Jazz Band 3,4. Duffy s Wednesday night Specials , Leipold s RIGHT HERE , Jamming with Laura Persky. Dave Al¬ len the Ball Carrier. Matt Klapman, " Stand Back . having study hall right after homeroom, there is not always a lot of work to do. Senior Ricky Deven tries to read his book for English, but he is easily distracted. 282 Senior Profile Senior Profile Senior Profile Bruce, the Parking Ticket. " COOL”. To play the Sax like Bobby Dukoff. JAMES VAMOSDOL: Junior Class President 3; Senior Class Vice President 4; Student senate 3,4; PTSA re¬ presentative 3; Student Appeals Board 4, Student Union 3,4; Executive Coordinating Council 3,4; " The Boys 4; President 4; West Word 3A; Circulation Edi¬ tor 4; Yearbook 4; Rotary Service above self nominee 4; Seminars for Scholars 4; EMCEE- Twilight Pep As¬ sembly 3,4. Basement sessions with " The Boys , offi¬ cer Trenadau, trashing Wendy ' s, The Prom 86 night¬ mare (Thanks, Craig); Mew Years ' 86 (Thanks, Craig); Bizarre Videotaping, " Studying Spanish” until 2 a.m. (oops); Video Headquarters Embezzelment RENEE VERSTRAETE: Gymnastics 1,2,3,4. Memorable experiences at the Hilton, talks with J.R., Gingerman with R.L. mooning, trips downtown, the car at Jack ' s. The best friendships with K.C., R.L., P.K., M.E. SAM VOLCHEMBOUM: Marching band 1,2,3,4; Band 1,2,3,4; Orchestra 2,3,4; Theater 1,2,3,4; Math team 1,2,3,4; HHS 4; Amateur Terrorist club 2,3; Cross country ballroom dancing 1,3,4; Ear side discussion and analysis 3,4; Calculator of the month club 1,2,3,4. " Cramming” with brain trust, puking at Matt ' s, musi¬ cals with Dave, Larry, Rodney, orchestra in one. Fire¬ works with Jim, drinking with Sung, and Kate, my love always. To be able to extract the thirteenth root of a hundred digit number in less than three minutes. JEREMIAH VORIS: cross country 1; theatre-cast 2, crew 3,4, thespian 3,4; expressions. My most memora¬ ble moments are: late night runs with TB, dwn twn with KD, the J-team, Jolt, Fondue, TB b-day, McD ' s, Kd gosto gym, drops Bio, walk in GP with PH, speed in MG with AR, GOD, Toyota, DS, LE, HR. My future plans are: to rent with option to buy, to be as good a psychoana¬ lyst as Shelby, to make movies, to own a Lamborghini, to fly jets for the Navy, to live and die in LA, to be a starving artist, to be involved in a high speed car chase, to cheat on my taxes, to have a perfect driving record, to know, to know what not to know, to set a record, to own another Lamborghini to give to Susie. BRYAN WADA: Baseball 1,2,3; Basketball 1; Soccer 1; Spanish Club 3; National Honor Society 3,4; SADD 4: Some of my most memorable experiences are: going to Milwaukee and driving forever, C. W. getting arrested for arson, a hotel party, a 3-day party at La ' s house. Scrubby taking a 6-hour bath, cruising downtown in a limo, one great week in August 1986 (Tex), and THE GROVERS. DAVID WALLERSTE1N: Theatre 1,2,3; Concert Band 1,2; Drumline 1,2; Israeli Club 1,2,3-Vice President, 4- President; Yearbook Photographer 2,3,4; Yearbook Editor of underclass section 3; Newspaper Photogra¬ pher 4; Seminars for Scholars 4; Andrea and Heather- Where are my KEYS??? Marc-Don ' t point, people will think we are tourists. Debbie- Thanks for making Alge¬ bra and our times in the hallway most enjoyable. Dana Ellen- When is our next Yom Tarboot. My goal in life is to master the arts of Shooting Skeet, Yachting, and playing Polo. MICHELLE WEINBERG: Math Team 1,2,3,4; Spanish Club 1,2,3,4; Spanish Honor Society; National Honor Society; Debate 1; Seminars for Scholars 4: T.G. Re¬ member New Year ' s 86? K.D.-Caffeine. M.Y. T.G. Little green gigolos from Mars. M.Y.-Near North side. T.G. That one night . A.F. Figaro! S.H. Chem labs and downtown in the Fiat. T.L. R.O. Do you know where there s a phone? C.F. You ' ve changed B.Y. Don ' t come near me with a frisbee. I hope to never have to take anything seriously. CHRIS WENDEL: Girls Basketball 1,2,3,4; Varsity Soft- ball manager 1. My most memorable experiences are: With Laurie- Halloween parties with Rob, Mr. Howdy, Ed, Mr. Toga, and of coarse MIKE! Grover; Malted Milk Balls; Sleeping on the dog s bed. Boo Beanies ans Boo Batons; Backing into trees. Lynette- little green men; here ' s the plan!; your drawing experiences; getting ripped off on Ms. Mag.; for all our fun times together, Chris- Making it through 12 years of school; parties; all the great times we ' ve had. All my unforgetable times with my friends on the basketball team. Love ya! The Winski Poofl ELIZABETH WILFONG: pow wow 2, cosmetologist. Be¬ tween all my friends in school and out of school, my most memorable time was being third. All my love to everyone. I love you G! I hope to someday be a police official and ride a motorcycle like " C.H.I.P.S” GARY WILLIAMS: The Boys ' 87; Junior Class Cabinet- Senior Class Cabinet; Irwin Drobny Fan Club 4. J.J. McCulloh, Jason Mueller and I visited my favorite teacher at her house. We had planned to give her a nice greeting via her front window. Jason had the car revving while J.J. and I had bricks in our hands. With a premature throw, J.J. blew the plan and also missed the window. Running through thorn bushes, we made it to the car and hurriedly escaped. To become a pro¬ fessional caddie. JOSH WILLIAMS: Was sophomore year when Darko, Bob, Chuck, Andy, Don and I cheated on the work¬ book assignment in Mr. Seller ' s auto class and no¬ body would admit to who started copying the other persons work and seeing Susie Lindenbaum came back to school and was doing very well after her sick¬ ness (senior year). To go and finish the Marine CORP(20 years). JIM WILLS: Basketball 1,2,3,4; Baseball 1,2; Band 1,2,3,4; Leaders gym 2. Mrs. Derichs- Devil in Litera¬ ture Class. I hope to go West and make it big as a studio drummer. EVELYN WINANDI: Volleyball 1,2; Orchesis 2; Cabinet 2-secretary, 4; Union 2,4; Senate 2,4; SADD 2; German club 2,3,4, Midnite Riders 3,4, Peer Counseling Stu¬ dent Leadership 3,4; Pom pon 3,4; Seminars for Schol¬ ars 4; NHS 4; Bronze Key; Illinois State Scholar. S.H. ' s ouch! Oakies; gotta brush my teeth " , TE!! wanna SalamiDS? pool hopping; Great 8! rocking chairs; the Wives! Let ' s Dance " , L.H. at L.P., Madison, Phil, the Stairs, N.Y. Eve ' 86 P.K.H H.Q.! " Blue stuff that should be orange ' ,- Loo Boat; Bushes(whisper) " you ' re burn¬ ing _!” and everything! DAVE WISEMAN: Swimming 1,2,3,4; Debate 1,2; Tim¬ ers 4; Illinois State Scholar. Mr. Holtz ' s chemistry class (I hope you fail!), coach Larson ' s pep talks- " I ' ve had my glory days, now it ' s time for yours, so get in that pool and start swimming.” Tacos hanging from the pool ceiling and quitting for two hours. By the time I ' m thirty, I hope to have a PhD. in clinical psychology. ANASTASIA XENTARAS: cosmetology 1,2,3,4; cloth¬ ing 1-2,3 4,5-6, independant study. The times I ' ve cut my homeroom teacher ' s hair in his office while having an audience were my most memorable experiences. I ultimately want to own a beauty shop and expand this business into a chain of beauty salons. MICHELLE YARAS: JV tennis 1; JV indoor track 1,2; JV soccer 1,2; Spanish club 3. Toni, Sam, and Jo - Foster beach. Tania - insurance, a zoo, and a waltz. Shelli - bathtub, red wine, one way street. Trina - little G.G. s from Mars, shopping. 1 want to be rich, successf ul, famous, and the host of my own talk show. PETER Yl: Football 1,2,3,4; Wrestling 1, Int. Orchestra 1; Herr Brink Fan Club; German Club 4; Leaders 2,3; N- Club 4; Football; Bemuse; studying at GM ' s and high performance driving; Rush — Open your eyes Carlo. Judas Priest with MK — Metal Lives! Michigan with CS, JM-play the FISH; CT-Rambo knives; MK-we re dipping and don ' t be a spaz; That ' s a big- a boat! WHIPPETS! B s in the forest. Eh-hem! And then a big brown shark came. BRIAN YOO: Soccer 1,2,3; Tennis 1,2,4; Orchestra 1,2,3,4; German club 1,2,3,4; Korean club 2,3,4; Math team 4, NHS 3,4. First of all S., how are your eyear? BG thanks for the leg. ST Party next week. Legend, live up to your name. LR, you can fall on any table you want. CY c ' mon let it out. Chuckle, laugh, roar. MH you can have my bow. Mayfield ' s Pc class, how ' s Hairy Mon¬ ster! Follow the souper. To win a Nobel Prize in Phys¬ ics. CECILE YOON: Orchesis 3,4; Seminars for Scholars 3,4; National Honor Society 3,4; Medical Careers Club 2,3,4; French Club 2,3; German Club 4; Tutors Club 3,4. My most memorable experiences are: the lawn job, last class of the day and it ' s final exam, the list of dumb things one would do in one day; the cat inherit¬ ed the estate; ball game ' s overman!,- the kleenex that D.S. wore,- B1B2; a la hips,- dictionary of uh uhm ' s " , the great times spent with M.G., M.F., C.H., D.S.; light¬ house beach, homecoming, new years and most of all endless summer days spent with Mike- Love ya! DONNA ZADKOVIC: R.L. thanks for the chats, JP fir RL our ride to Evanston. $l gas and McDonalds. Ezra-our editorials on flashy dressers. Mem- george. Mar-hair¬ cuts and carrots. Stef- Maco. Tony- all the rest. SE Lil ' s dorm. Champagne Body, All my love to Steve (7-5-86). I plan for My International Palace ROMY ZARATE: Girls b-ball 2,3,4, SADD 4; Girls Track 2,3,4; Cross Country 1,2; Midnight Riders 4. Quiet mo¬ ments alone with Tim- Good times with ST-Florida 86- " Spineless " Fuddruckers Jan ' 87- working at the Y- Matt Svey ' s touchdown-Super Bowl XX. I plan to get a college degree and have a career working with chil¬ dren. 1 plan to have many of my own. DAVID ZAZRA: student union 3,4; class cabinet 3,4; student senate 3,4,- yearbook 4. My most memorable moments are: sophomore driving, EB-get off the hood!, EB ' s T A, get that horse!, Sarkis, EB s parties, BK ' s and Grem ' s get togethers, fittness football. Let ' s do lunch SG, rack em up TA! Star Motel bust, Arizona trip with RZ, New Years Junior Year, talks with DC, Damn Rabbit!, Where do you want to go? Just Drive! I hate Evanston, Whatever! Car Chases, April 12, 1986, Good bye and good luck to all of my friends. It ' s been a lot of fun! My future goal is success. RICK ZELINSKY: freshman B team baseball; VB- BMX, BOMR., OO Chevy, Duls. HD., Dip. AC- hmcmg., tmbt., dwn st, mad., sleep, luv u forever. KB- bmx, bch, no lie, dip. EB- ta, go 4, fsd, skng. GK- trvl ck, cold, appt, peter frm nz. AB-crsh mon., dub. max. DS- Dead hd, nova. TC- dvls. hd, mon ngts. 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QPFS’LA.CC-O 4f My f OUbfi ' T’ -HAU£ " ) FfiprASriC- £ L. lU 5E SM ATyttoofiTlcti -r uo ' iE i - riALBJ Index 288 Abelkis, Andree 143, 218 Abelson, Thomas 167, 252 Abragan, Wendy 156, 234 Abraham, Carol Abrahams, Laura 202 Abrams, Dena 92, 167, 177, 295 Academics 246-271 Achett, Joseph 124, 218 Achett, Mathew 202 Achino 247 Ackman, Leonard 264 Adam, Bettina 74, 127 Adam. Joseph 131, 162, 163 Adams, Babak 202 Adams, Mathew 149, 218 Adams, Scott 149, 202 Aderman, Marlene 263 Adler, Mia 150, 151, 218, 218, 223 Adreani, Marc 95, 218, 299 Agnos, Arnold 249 Agnos, Dennis 218, 299, 141, 202, 295 Agoos. William 131, 149, 234 Agouridis, Stephen 234 Ahn, Jeanie 82, 83, 167 Ahn, Suzanne 218 Akhter, Imran 163, 202 Alarcon, Elizabeth 159, 234 Albanese, Lois 267 Albiani, Ron 194, 249, 266, 267 Alcalde, Timothy Alcozer, Jerry 130, 218 Alcozer, Lupita 123, 159, 234 Alday, Michele 120, 167, 178 Alexander, Linda 202 Allen, David 167 Alper, Rebecca 202 Alper, Stacy 56 Altenburg, Deanna 167 Altman, Jaimie 234 Altschul, Jeffrey 50, 54, 96, 116, 167 Amato, Andra 202 Amer, Nasser 131 Amiel, Howard 131, 162, 233, 234 Amodeo, Jill Anast, Jenny 70, 202 Anderberg, Mark 218 Anderberg, Robert 202 Anderson, Barbara 249 Anderson. Charles 42 Anderson, Glenn 249 Andrews, Pierce 160, 163, 167 Angelilli, Dawn 235 Anglin, Kerri 234 Anifiotis, George Anifiotis, Rafael 218 Anifiotis, Thomas 87, 167 Aninmis, Esra 167 Annes, Anthony 234 Annes, Tecla 34, 74, 218 Ansari, Sabiha Ansett, Sean 203 Antar, Maureen 218 Antich, John 203 Antiman, Joel 160, 163, 167 Anton, Tina 167, 177 Antonakos, Nikoletta 5, 203, 218, 299 Antoniou, Pantelis 131, 234 Apostolopoulos, Aggelisa 203 Apostolopoulos, Theodore A postal, William 249 Apostolou, Andrew 130 Apostolou, Peter Arabelovic, Senada 218 Araboglou Jenny 8, 167 Arendt, Anthony 203 Argetsinger, Ann 234 Argetsinger. Mark 218 Armonis, Magdalene 167, 177 Armour, Jean 32, 156, 157, 249 Armour, John 126, 127, 156, 249 Arndt, Timothy Amow, Lisa 218 Aronesti, Howard 163 Aronesti, Marci 88, 234 Aronesti, Marc 131 Arrogante, Jed Arsan, Leyla 88, 126, 127, 234 Athans, Pete 203 Atkinson, Christopher 129, 203 Atsaves, Despina 96, 97, 201, 202, 266 Atsaves, Nick 143, 162 Auerbach, Alan 50, 160, 163, 167 Aufrecht, David 202, 299 Aujero, Gennor 167 Axon, Phyllis 261 Ayzenberg, Leonid 86, 202 bbb Baba, Dani 187 Bach, Martin 118, 124, 125, 218 Bae, Esther 218 Bae, Hyung 202, 217 Bae, Ji Yeon 89, 218 Bae, Sang 168 Baek, Eunice 218 Baihm, Jeff 131 Bairn, Darrin 202 Bains, Gurinder 202 Bains, Sukhjinder 234 Bak, Sharon 74, 234 Baker, Sari 202 Baleivlis, Charles 249 Barad, Tracy 234 Baran, Todd 131, 234 Barazi, Yvonne 88, 92, 234 Barba, John 67, 80, 202 Baretz, Elliott 94, 114, 128, 129, 168, 177, 262, 298, 299 Barnett, Turman 168 Barreto, Laura 202, 214, 221, 299 Barrington, Elaine 9, 24, 70, 75, 80, 91, 92, 93, 94, 78, 108, 147, 186, 191, 253, 255, 259, 299 Barry, Debra Bartholomew. Michael 218 Basan, Michael Baseball 114, 115 Basketball Boys 116, 117 Basketball Girls 122, 123 Baskin, Amii 202 Bass, Joseph 129, 168 Bataller, Erik 24, 26, 160, 163, 168 Bates, Aaron 131 Bates, Nathan Batista, Monica 159, 234 Battaglia, Michael 83. 132, 168 Batts, James 80, 265 Bauer, Lainie 202 Bauer, Michelle 218 Baum, Lisa 10, 168 Bayaua, Josephine 202 Bechar, Marc 138, 163, 218 Beck, Scott Beeftink, John 249 Beekil. Ellen 203 Behar, Israel 218 Bejrsuwana, Narong 203 Beller, Michelle 218 Beilina, Kathleen 123, 159, 234 Bellos, Joann 168 Bencivenga, John 203 Bender, Heather 203 Benedetti, Christi 218 Benfest 52, 53 Berent, Craig Berg, Jennifer 136, 234 Berg, Julie 122, 123, 159, 234 Berger, Brett 235 Berger, Sheri 74, 203 Berger, Stephanie 74, 235 Beringer, Dorothy 265 Berk, Amy 70, 235 Berk, Caryn 85. 203, 210, 211, 214, 234, 299 Berman, Deborah 146, 203 Berman, Rachael 136, 235 Bernabe, Dennis 218 Bershadsky, Malvina Bezanes, Susan 87, 89, 218 Bezanis, Steven 132, 203 Bezkorovainy, Alex 111, 132, 133, 168, 278 Biberian, Vera 235 Bibizas, Jam es 130, 218 Biesinger, Matthew 203 Biewer, Jeremy 218 Biljetina, Eric 130. 218 Bilton, Mindy 249 Bisbikis, Maria 218 Blachut, Joan 249 Blackman, Judith 249 Blameuser, Virginia 203, 212 Blanco, Pablo 129, 160, 163, 203 Bland, Adam 168 Blaszynski, Brian 138 Blaszynski, Greg 138 Block, Melanie 203 Block, Steven Blonder, Deborah 158, 169 Bloom, Ruth 88, 235 Blumberg, Anthony 119 Blustein, Erica 235 Boehm. David 235 Boehm, Jason 74, 169 Boevers, Gerard 249 Boer. Christine 265 Bohigian, Melanie Boh I , Anne 267 Bohigian, Suzanne 218 Bok, Andrew 130, 218 Bolinger, Stacy 203 Bondy, Lisa Bong, Julie 169 Borak, Jordan 82,83, 169 Borin, Corey 34. 140, 169, 181 Born, Joseph 160. 163, 169 Born, Kathryn 38, 80, 219 Borys, Amy 88, 156, 235 Bosshart, Keith Bostic, Frank 261 Boulware, Kim 203 Boundroukas, Patty 156, 169 Bourikas, Theodora 87, 235 Bower, Phyllis 267 Bowman, Laura 136, 235 Boyles, Aaron 219 Boys ' Wrestling 160 Boysen. Jill 235 Brabec. Eric 160, 163, 169 Bradbury, Christopher 163, 203, 208 294 Bradbury. Kevin 129, 160, 163, 165, 169, 177 Bravos, Gina 203 Breit, Janine 74, 219 Breitzer, Jonathan 74 Brennan, Joe 140 Brink, George 85, 249 Brocar, Maribeth 169 Brodsky, Debra 235 Brodsky, Frank 203 Brody, Jinjer 86, 90, 203 Brooks. Alison 38, 67, 70, 80, 203 Brophy, Kathleen 150, 151, 203 Browder, Andrew 130, 149, 219 Brown, Angie 203 Brown, Christine 122, 219 Brown, Derek 235 Brown, Mary 203 Brown, Vicki 123, 235 Broy, Lawrence 249 Brucal, Godfrey 203 Bruno, Karla 219, 231 Bruscato, Andrea 219 Bruton, Rachel Buck, Joseph 131, 235 Budzik, Mark 235 Buehler, Linda 235 Buehling, Brian 22, 116, 128, 129, 203 Buehling. Charlotte 151, 235 Buisseret. Mark 142, 143 Burbano, Xavier Burdin, Kenneth Burdo, Gre gory Burger, Sheri 203 Burgess Kirt 124 Burk, Jason 74 Burkel, Eric 34, 170 Burmane, James 149 Burnham, Amy 203 Bums, Michelle 235 Bums, Robert 219 Bums, William 116, 203 Busby, Brian Butera, Kelly 219 Butera, Vincent 170 Butler, Neil 219 Bychowski, David 170 CCC Cabreira, David 235 Caceres, George 170 Cachila, Nathan 203 Cachila, Shellaine 235 Calara, Caress 82, 169 Calara, Roadjee 170, 219 Calderaro, Sharon Callas, George Callas, John Callas, Stephanie 4, 204 Calo, Joseph Camilli, Matthew 141, 163, 204, 234 Campbell, Kathleen 126, 127, 136, 137, 156, 157, 170 Campbell, Margaret 126, 127, 136, 156, 157, 219 Campbell, Michelle Campbell, Ronald 124, 154, 155, 251 Cancelleri, Kimberly 204, 212 Cancio, Julie 170 Capitani, Emil 251 Caplan, Karen 170 Caplan, Laura 236 Cappola, Tracy 170, 190 Carey, Stanley 251 Carlsen, Clare 251, 266 Carlson, Juanita 251, 257 Carollo, Anthony 129, 160, 163, 204 Carr, Ray 33, 158, 154, 251 Carr. Mary Pat 251 Carstens, Brad 129, 204 Casas, Carlos Casetta, Brian 131, 149, 236 Castro, Raymund 140, 141, 204 Catanese, Francesca 170 Catanese, Gloria 13, 88, 70, 236 Catanese, Roberto Cattem, Patrick 60, 62, 63. 163, 294 Celler, Mario Celler, Michael 170 Cemerikic, Goran 129, 149, 170 Cemerikic, Yensy 131, 148, 149, 236 Cerio, Celeste Cerio, Chellsy Chambers, John 206 Chams, Danielle 70, 219 Chan, Erwin 219 Chang, David 160, 163, 171 Chang, Kyung 204 Chang, Lisa Chang, Robert 74, 236 Chang, Yiwen 219 Chang, Yoon 219 Chanson Barbara 251, 269 Chatterjee, Shoma 219 Cherry Pie Contest 62, 63 Chelberg, Christina 171 Chen, Daniel 171 Chen, Dorren 70, 204 Chen, Henry 204 Chen, Julia 171 Chem, Eric 85, 204, 207 Chertow, Amy 28, 90, 204, 213 Chitman, Rina Chmielinski, Donna 171 Cho, Amy 33, 70, 219 Cho, Hyun 69, 219 Cho, Julie 22, 204 Cho, Junho Choi, Byung Choi, Connie 89, 219 Choi, James 204 Choi, Jeannie 15, 70, 219 Choi, Joon 171 Choi, Kang 204 Choi, Linda 70, 86 Choi, Maria 74, 219 Choi, Ok Kyung 50 Choi, Richard 142, 236 Choi, Rosa Myunghe 236 Choi, Seong Hee Choi, Seong Choi, Shirley 74, 219 Choi, Sun Hee 219 Choi, Tom 141 Choi, Unjoo 70, 82, 83, 171 Choi, Woon-Jin 143, 219 Chong, Edward 171 Christensen, Julie 204 Christophersen, Glen 148, 149, 171 Chun, Henry 131, 162, 236 Chun, John 171 Chung, Christina 219 Chung, Joana 159, 236 Chung, Joseph 219 Chung, Sue Chung, Susan 204 Chung, Thomas 143, 219 Chwal, Mark 236 Ciemny, James 114, 118, 219 Clark, Lori 217, 219, 297 Clark, Preston 160, 162, 163, 204 Clark, Thomas Closing Section 294-300 Clubs 68-109 Coates, Mary 171 Cobalovic, Nadzija 88, 236 Cocking, Walter 206, 251 Cohen, Adam 171 Cohen, Jill 74, 172, 184, 193, 194 Cohen, Mara 171, 172 Cohen, Michelle 172, 187 Cohen, Rachel 70, 217, 219 Cohn, Danny 236 Colby, Michael 219 Colen, Darryl 204 College Night 22 Colletta, Joan 70. 220 Collins, Jennifer 159, 236 Color Guard 61, 81 Concert Orchestra 75 Congine, Jacqueline 204 Connell, Melissa 122, 220 Connell, Rhodora 108, 136, 204 Consigny, Juliette 236 Cook, Julie 236 Cooper, Michael P. 204 Cooper, Ronald 1, 7, 10, 25, 114, 129, 172 Index Cordero, Ritchie 220 Cordes, Kelly 3, 28, 70 Correlli, Blythe 236 Costello, Andrew 220 Cote, Katherine 10, 147, 172, 296 Covington, Colleen Covington, Suzanne 30, 89, 220 Cox, Christine 204 Cox, Tiffany Cozza, Amy 10, 22, 25, 30, 94, 172, 269, 275, 299 Cresham, Sean 204 Crisan, Daniela 236 Cross Country-Boys 124, 125 Cross Country-Girls 126, 127 Crowley, Shannon 136, 220 Cruz, Alan 204 Cruz, Arnold 220 Curtis, Christine 220 Curtis, Kevin 220 Czemik, Gregory 82, 92, 116, 117, 168, 172, 286 Czemik, Joseph 204 ddd D Agostino, Scott 160, 163, 204 D Ascenzo, Christiane 172 D ugo, Joanne 204 Daehler, James 204 Daehler, Julie 22, 158, 159, 204 Daiello, Frank 143, 237 Dalgetty, Michael 124 Dalgetty, Steven 42, 172 Dalinka, Joel 204 Dallianis, Thomas 7, 94, 204, 241, 270, 299 Damisch, Jean 251 Danavi, Sarkis 143, 220 Danguilan, Agnes 123, 237 Danguilan, Bemadeth 205 Danguilan, Richard 162, 237 Davis, Gary 13 Davis, Kendra 220 Davis, Larry Davis, Raymond 237 Davis, Susanne 10, 82, 86, 170, 172 Davoodifar, Atourina Dayan, Michelle 67, 80, 205 De Las Alas, Maida 80, 220 Deacetis, William 118, 130, 220 Deano, Eileen 70, 85, 205 Decker, Elyse 33, 41, 89, 220 Deftir, Wilda 251 Degenhardt, Ed 251, 253 Deguzman, Jess 237 Deguzman, Evergist 131, 220 Deguzman, Noel 220 Deigentasch, Lynn 237 DeLeonardis, Marie 267 Delfin, Joseph 220 Dellumo, Joseph 205 Delphin Frederick Dema, Bekim 131 Dempsey, Christine 220 Denic, Tom Dennis, Gail 126, 127, 156, 157, 205 Deven, Richard 172, 282 Devis, Jackeline Devis, Maureen 205 Di Giovanni, Mario 131, 237 Modica, Antoinette 237 Diaz, Grace 70, 88, 136 , 237 Diaz, Heriberto 114, 205 Dicesare, Anna 237 Dickstein, Jessica 21, 220 Dimodica, Jeannine 22, 94, 137, 205, 206, 256, 299 Diun, Michael Divjakovic, Darko Doetsch, Tracy 9, 172 Donde, Edward 118, 220 Donsky, Jordan Doolittle, Heather 189, 205 Dorband, Patrick Dorf, Ari 237 Dorfman, Steven 173 Doroba, Christine 220 Dougherty, Dennis 163, 220 Dounis, Bob Douvikas, Deena 267 Douvikas, George 143, 220 Doyle, Wendy 80, 205 Drazner, Ivy 151, 220 Drazner, Steven 205 ureier, i rd _i oo, Drexler, Susan 205 Driscoll, Jefferson Driscoll, Matthew Driscoll, Stephen Drobny, Irwin 251 Duarte, Raul 173, 181, 283 Dubey, Karla 86, 173 Dubin, Cory 149, 237 Dubin, Richard 118, 130, 220 Dubinsky, Yuri 109, 173 Dubrow, Jill 220 Duda, Jennifer 70, 217, 220 Dudin, Ludmila 205 Duffy, Dennis 251 Duffy, Maggie 65, 220, 229 Dumont, Dawn Dumont, Desiree Dumsky, Svetlana 205 Dunn, Patrick Duran, Mireya 237 Dusten, Scott 205 Dvorak, Todd 253, 256 Dziedzic, Robert 221 Eb, Andrew 87, 173 Ebreo, Adam 237 Ebreo, Ares 221 Echavez, Paul Economics Field Trip 42 Edelman, Howard 221 Edelman, Robyn 205 El Rassi, Chantal El Rassi, Linda Elliott, Karyn 205 Elmer, Eric 132, 237 Elterman, Inna Emalfarb, Robin 205 Eng, Marvin 205 Engel, Liliana 125, 237 Engel, Raul Engels, Edward 114, 140, 173 Epstein, Ellen 4, 22, 86, 173, 177, 276 Epstein, Leslie 88, 237 Erbe, Elmer 131 Erickson, Judith 268 Erickson, Larry 25, 264, 271 Ericsson, Regina 173 Eshaya, Susan 205 Espinosa, Dollie 89, 221 Estrada, Lenore 173 Estrada, Sergio 173 fff Fabian, Gary 116, 173 Fahrenbach, Ronald 237 Failma, Ramel 128, 129, 160, 163, 205 Fakhoury, Nader 162, 237 Fan, Amy 205 Fan, Jack Fang, Vincent 205 Farkas, Alan 173 Farmer, Steven 221 Farooq, Anees Farooqui, Zeba 237 Feehan, Jason 237 Feig, Mami Feberg, Michele 286 Feizoulof, Hayat 205 Feldman, Christine 9, 221 Feldman, Dawn 237 Feldman, Pamela 171, 174 Feldman, Randy 221 Feldman, Tracy 86, 174 Fen, Fernando 205, 299 Fenton, Mary 205 Ferdman, Melissa Feria, Leni 205 Fermo, Antonina Fernandez, Alfonso Fernandez, Edson 221 Ferrin, Laura 72, 221 Fialko, Marina 82, 173 Field, Andrea 38, 40, 80, 174, 176, 189 Field, Diane 120, 147, 158, 159, 174 Field, Don 253 Fine Arts Tour 59, 60, 61 Final Exams 50, 51 Firak, Gerard 253 Fire Drills 43 Fisch, Amy 174 Fisch, Cynthia 174 Fischbach, John 174 Fischbach, Lisa 221 Fischoff, Craig 174 Fisch off, Ross 129, 205 Fisher, Ann 40, 205 Fisher, Mark 174 Flack, Amy 38, 65, 80, 221 Flores, Agustin Florio, Nicole 205 Flynn, Patrick 253 Fogelso n, Joel 221 Fontana, Linda 205 Football 128, 129, 130, 131 Forman, Karyn 159, 237 Forman, Kevin 174 Fortuna, Angela 205 Fourkas, Chris Fourkas, Esther Fox, Naomi 237 Frake, Gina 221 Frankel, Michelle 42, 174 Fratini, Anita Freed, Barry 175 Freeman, Bradley 131, 237 FTench Club 86 Freshman Sophomore Mixer 20 Freshman Cabinet 88 Freshmen 232-245 Friedman, Lisa 30, 82, 86, 169, 175 Friedman, Michelle 237 Friedman, Richard 91, 92, 93, 132, 173 Fugiel, Dottie 194, 253 Fuhs, Angela Fung, Kaiet 143 Fullett, Amy 85, 94, 206, 214, 299 GabeL Deanne 206 Gabriel, Christina 86, 209, 221, 243, 299 Gagliardi, Corin 221, 223 Galla, George 115, 132 Gallo, Susan 175 Gandhi, Dinkerrai 175 Gandhi, Kamlesh 206 Gannon, Christopher Gannon, Maura 175 Garcia, Lillian 175 Garcia, Lisette Garcia, Nimrod Garfinkel, Noel 206 Garland, Rachel 237 G asca, Marc 175 Gassel, Jeffrey 50, 116, 175, 261 Gatilao, Xyla 74, 221 Gault, John 253 Gazer, Ann 221 Geis, Carl 247, 251 Gelber, Jason 130, 221 Geller, Irene 175 Geller, Steven 124, 175 Gentile, Lisa 175 Georgas, Steve Georges, Adam 237 Georgien, Olga 85, 253 German Club 85 Gershbein, Michael 5, 160, 163, 201, 206, 256 Gerstner, Victor Geshelin, Greg 206 Gesklin, Cindy Geslani, Marc 221 Gianakakos, Jerry 143 Gianakakos, Tassos 143 Gieler, Kirsten 65, 80, 221 Gilbert, David 140, 175 Gilerman, Eugene Girl ' s Basketball 120 Giterman, Michael 6, 140, 141, 175 Glassner, Lori 175, 193 Goby, Jeffrey 132, 163 Gociman, Andreea 237 Godspell 65, 67 Goetz, Trina 175 Golata, John 253 Gold, Carrie 70, 237 Gold, Daniel 116, 117, 129, 206 Gold, Deborah 237 Gold, Stephanie 90, 206, 213 Goldberg, Robert 176 Goldbortin, Gordon Goldbortin, Loren 176 Goldburg, Larry 176 Goldenstein, Alan 176, 177 Goldish, Megan 20, 70, 189, 92, 221, 227 Goldish, Nicholas 50, 176, 183 Goldstin, Stacy 206 Golf 132, 133 Gonzales, Christina 85, 206 Gonzales, Michelle 123, 237 Goodman, Monica 206 Gopinath, Manoj 238 Goren, Nancy 82, 96, 108, 109 Graduation 18 Graffiti 284-287 Graf, Oliver 206 Graham, Angela 253 Gralewski, Ron 131, 153 Gramatis, Craig 52, 140, 141, 206 Gramatis, Deanna 206 Gramatis, Kristin 238 Gramatis, Thomas Grammas, Dina 238 Grammas, Jimmy 238 Granat, Rachel 176 Granatelli, Anthony 130, 221 Greenberg, Julie 176 Greenspan, Rachel 94, 108, 206, 213, 299 Greenstein, Judd 238 Greiner, Robert 206 Greinits, Stella 238 Grimaldi, Amy 70, 206, 256, 299 Grinshpun, Marina 221, 299 Gripman, Scott 130, 221, 227 Grodsky, Brad 50, 55, 140, 176, 262 Groffman, Robyn 221 Grois, Eugene 238 Gross, Jeffrey 176 Gross, Jennifer 177 Grossberg, Joy 65, 67, 80, 206 Grossberg, Mindy 53, 55, 70, 89, 92, 217, 221, 231 Grossheusch, Edward 253 Gruzmark, Alex 206 Gubenko, Leonid 111, 129, 207 Guerrero, Cuauhtemoc 238 Guerrero, Felipe 221 Guerrero, Veronica 171 Gueyikian, Sebouh 221 Guidote, Geraldine 177 Guidote, Jennifer Gummo, John 238 Gunnarson, Laura 159, 207 Gurvis, Jeffrey Gurvis, Steven 149, 238 Gussin, Mark 43, 85, 93, 94, 177, 183, 299 Gut, Brian 148, 149, 207 Gut, Michael 148, 149, 177 Guthrie, Karen 72, 238 Gutterman, Donald 177 Gutterman, Gail 207 Guy, Bonifacio 116, 117, 129, 177 Gymnastics-Girls 136, 137 __ hhh Ha Eun-Kyung Ha, Juhyun 177 Ha, Kelly 177 Haber, Stacey 70, 207 Haberkom, David 148, 149, 177 Haddon, David 131, 238 Haegele, Andrea Hagman, Justin Hainke, Kristofer 141, 207 Halbac, Claudia 221 Halliday, Lisa 80, 207 Halliday. Urik 143, 221 Halloween 34 Hamid, Marc 74, 152, 177 Han, James 138 Han, James 74, 221 Han, Louis Hanca, Angela 28, 70, 207 Handler, Barbara 206, 253 Handzel, Bill 253 Hani, Linda Hanks, Patrick Hanley, Andrew 177 Hansen, Brian 149, 221 Hansen, David 80, 178 Hansen, Karen 122, 123 Hansen, Kevin 130, 163 Hanse, Rebecca 72, 80, 221 Happenings 14-67 Haque, Danish Hargele, Andrea 238 Haromi, Doris 222 Harootunian, Karlo 162, 163 Harris, Andreas 142, 143, 222 Harris, Craig 114, 207, 234 Index 289 Index Harris, Micoletta 150, 151, 255, 258 Harris, Sara 127, 156, 156, 258 Harrold, Andrew 140, 141, 207 Hart, Helen 207 Hartman, Ann 7, 82, 178 Hartman, Judith 222 Hartman, Julie 15, 91, 94, 148, 175, 177, 178, 197, 299 Hartman, Michael 145, 257, 258 Havdala, Michael 96, 222 Hawkinson, Jerome 176, 178 Hayes, Eric 88, 162, 258 Hedquist, Clifford 207 Hedrich, Jill 10, 55, 45, 62, 94, 178, 187, 195, 298, 299 Hedrich, Julie 207 Heeren, Lee 255 Helgeson, Marie 156, 157 Hellenic Club 87 Hellestrae, Karla 158, 168, 178 Helwing, Carl 65, 74, 80, 222 Hentz, Josephine 255 Hepner, Melinda 65, 70, 71, 80, 222, 227 Herman, Richard Herzberg, Thomas Herzberg, Tina Heytow, Amy 207 Hieber, Timothy 124, 149, 222 Hill, Dan 52, 255, 258 Hintz, Anita 207 Hintzke, Carrie 108, 207, 254, 299 Hirata, Linda 70, 258 Hirsh, Douglas 155, 207 Hirshman, Tracy 258 Hockey 158, 159 Hodap, Richard 74, 207 Hodshire, David 207 Hoeft, Dale 207 Hoelzel, Dennis 222 Hoeppner, Dennis 152 Hoerrmann, Susan 207 Hoffman, Isaac 255 Hoffman, Tahli 56, 222 Hogan, Kenneth 178, 256 Hogg, Michelle 5, 70, 178 Holden, Barbara 146, 159, 258 Holden, Elizabeth 159, 258 Holder, .Christina 74, 85, 175, 169, 178 Holt, Meredith 44, 258 Holton. Robert 222 Homecoming Activities 27 Homecoming Pep Assembly 24 Homecoming Game Partie 28 Homecoming Dance 50 Homer, Cheryl Homicke, Pamela 222 Hong, Antoinette 178 Hong, Edward Hong, Meehee 207 Honig, Karen 265 Hoo Chung, Tricia 80, 255, 258 Hoppe, Deborah 178 Horiike, Richard Horn, Lawrence 258 Horn, Paula 178, 188 Home, Joyce 268 Horowitz, Ave. 145, 255, 258 Hortelano, Gaylyn 74, 122, 125, 159, 222 Hortua, Humberto 150, 148, 149, 216, 218, 222 Horwich, Michael 222 Hosch, Stacy 222 Hosfeld, Diane 268 Hosfield, Jim 129 Howard, Rich 261 Howe, Cheri 222 Howell, Mary 264 Hrajnoha, Tina 222 Hsing, Dan-Hua Hsing, Fan-Hua Hsu, Jason 55, 74, 75 Hsu, Judy 70, 207 Hsu, Tommy 149, 258 Hsu, Yu Min 178, 196 Huang, Sharon 85, 222 Hugel, Kristina 127, 222 Humphrey, Anne 108, 222 Husain, Al-lmran 258 Husain, Syed 7, 82, 179 Huss, Michael 222 Hussain, Rummana 222 Hwang, Jung 222 Hwang, Sae Hwang, Seung 258 290 lacobazzi. Diana 207 Idichandy, Jacob lecho, Odicho llling. Dawn 47, 179 Incze, Dan Incze, Eva 222 International Might 46 Irpino, Anthony 49, 207, 254, 245, 299 Isaacson, Jack 207 Isaacson, Paul 207, 254 Isberian, Mike 179 Israel, Brian 114, 115, 207 Israel, Jodi 120, 147, 179, 185 Israeli Club 86 Ivener, Abby 56, 157, 80, 108, 179, 195 Ivezic, David 40, 80, 140, 179 Ivicic, Stefani 207 Ivicic, Stjepan 145 • • • Jackson, Elan 74, 258 Jackson, Scott 179 Jacobs, Dawn 207 Jaeschke, Marian 255, 268 Jaffray, Robin 207 Jaggi, Sandra 89, 151, 222, 297 Jameson, Richard 124, 258 Jamniczka, Miroslava 50, 156, 222 Janessa, Karin 85, 90, 158, 207, 215, 255 Jaskolka, Suzette 122, 222 Javid, Mike 179 Jaworski, Josephine 268 Jeong, Jaewoo 124, 222 Jeong, Soomi Jesse, Christopher 222 Jevremovich, Milenia 207 Ji, Sandy 169, 179 Jo, Jenny Jo, Tom 207 Joast, Jeffrey 158 Joffe, Aaron 7, 158, 159, 241, 270 Johnson, Daniel 222 Johnson, Kevin Johnson, Marc 129, 179 Johnson, Robert 65, 80 Johnson, Susan 207 Johnson, Vanessa 10, 25, 49, 150, 151, 179 Jonas, Sherri 222 Jones, Bradley 160, 165, 179 Jones, Christian 149, 258 Jones, Stan 255 Jordan, Betsy 258 Jorgesen, Roberta 255 Joseph, Emmanuel Joseph, Thomas 152, 155, 180 Joshi, Shalini 222 Jovero, Joan 150, 151,259 Jovero, Joseph 149. 207 Jung, Hwan 222 Jung, James 207 Junior Cabinet 90 Juniors 200-215 Jurek, Glenn 255 Jusufi, Aferdita 82. 91, 180, 250 Jusufi, Luljeta 55, 70, 92, 259 kkk Kaden, Hilary 89, 122, 225 Kahn, Holly 156, 256, 259 Kahn, Jeffrey 180 Kaiser, Bonnie 8, 91, 92. 177, 180 Kaitchuck, Ted 255 Kalamaris, Lambros 142, 145, 225 Kalo, Scott Kaltourmidis, Simeon 87 Kanellakis, Gina 225 Kang, Hak Joon 150, 225 Kang, Jeanne Kang, Joanne Kang, Young Mi 180 Kaplan, Daniel 25, 97, 110, 128, 128, 129, 180, 186, 286 Karagozian. Kevork Karahalios, Erin 180 Karahalios, Karrie 259 Karas, Craig Karlesky, Matthew 118, 225, 224 Karpinski, Marlene 265 Karras, Margarita 259 Karras, Mike 151, 259 Kasianski, Alexander Kasprak, Kristina 159, 259 Kasprak, Paul 128, 129, 180 Kassel, Kimberly 120, 158, 180, 215, 274 Kassel, Todd 29, 115, 116, 128, 129, 180, 296 Katsikonouris, Georgia 207 Katsis, Athina Katsis, Gus Katsules, Pamela 80, 259 Katz, Lenny 86, 225 Katz, Paul 65, 67, 80, 207, 225, 299 Katz, Scott 225 Katz, Sheri 80, 225 Katzman, Brian 129 Katzman, Jacqueline 259 Katzman, Julie 225 Katznelson, Ian 259 Kaufman, Gary 207 Kaufman, Louis Kaufman, Millicent 259 Kaufman, Matalie 269 Kave, Brad 4, 116, 207 Kawanaga, Ami 259 Kay, Rita 255 Kazarian, David 225 Keaton, Richard 225 Keegstra, Yuri 80, 225 Keer, Craig 10, 16, 57, 55, 91, 92, 95, 110, 140, 142, 145, 180, 266, 286 Keller, Robert 116, 140, 141 Kelly, Katherine 91, 180 Kelly, Kimberly Kelly, William 255 Kenn, Thomas 116 Kerstein, Patricia 24, 91, 127, 156, 157, 177, 181 Kestler, Doreen 122, 125, 159, 259, 299 Khan, Maaz 116, 181 Khasho, Bertha 207 Khasho, Joseph 181 Khasho, Rita 159, 225 Khoshaba, Sherine 225 Kiedaisch, Kevin 149, 225 Kiemicki, Kristy 225 Kiemicki, Megan 259 Kil, Hyun Kim, Benson Kim, Byong Soo 208 Kim, Chong 259 Kim, Chong Sook Kim, Christine 5, 50, 55, 70, 86, 89, 92, 94, 219, 225, 228, 295, 299 Kim, Duk 151, 259 Kim, Frank 74, 150, 225 Kim, Grace 74, 208 Kim, Halim 225, 299 Kim, Han Sang 225 Kim Heejin 208 Kim, Hyon Chong 51, 225 Kim, Hyun Soo 225 Kim, Hyung Sok 259 Kim, Jeannie 74, 150, 151, 225 Kim, Ji Sun 74, 225 Kim, Jimmy 140, 141, 181 Kim, Jin 74, 145. 259 Kim. John Kim, Johnny 225 Kim, Johnny 140, 181 Kim. Joo-Hee Kim,Judy Kim, Mark 124, 125, 155, 181 Kim, Mareen 70, 181 Kim, Mestor 145 Kim. Paul 208, 210 Kim, Samuel 225 Kim, Sandy 156, 159, 259 Kim, Sarah 157, 158, 208 Kim, Steven 82, 140, 181 Kim, Sung Sue Kim, Sung Teak 82, 140, 181, 277 Kim, Tony 128, 129, 177, 181 Kim, Yeon Soo 159, 259 Kim, Yoon Hee 208 Kimel, Meil 60, 181 King, Paul 225 Kirkos, Anastasia 50, 208, 214 Kiss, Ronald 118, 225 Klancnik, Anthony 114, 224 Klancnik, Patricia 259 Klapman, Danny 151, 259 Klapman, Matthew 82, 128, 129, 181 Klebba, Marvin 115, 122, 140, 141, 255 Kleeberg, Alysia 182, 296 Kleiner, Keith 208 Klemenz, Dean 118, 119, 150, 224 Klinger, Terese 255 Klotz, Brian 182 Knowles, Megan 224 Knowles, William 182 Knudsen, Diana 240 Ko, Sally 224 Kobeski, Theodore Koch, William 59, 81 255 Koffman, Pauline 240 Kogan, Alix 140, 141 145 Kogan, Boris 149 Kogan, Irina 224 Kohl, Julie 224 Kokott, Stephanie 182 Kolas, Marilyn 269 Kolber, Rebecca 58, 40, 65, 80, 182 Koliopoulos, Katherine 182 Koliopoulos, Patricia 208 Kolovos, George 140, 141, 208 Kong, Angela 182 Kong, Helen Kono, Mancy 208 Konstantinov, Michael Koo, Jennifer Koo, Steve 208 Kopelman, Stella 240 Kopfstein, Elizabeth Kopfstein, Laura Kopier, Christopher 158, 159, 208 Korol, Jack 208 Korolis, John 224 Korolis, Maria 208 Korrub, Gary 24, 128, 129, 182 Kort, Anthone 255 Koscak, Kristina Koukos, George Koumbis, Tom Kozil, Maxyne 208 Kozil, Tracy 55, 224 Kozlowski, Barbara 156, 240 Kozlowski, Margaret 224 Krakow, Stefanie 208, 262 Krai, Fred 261 Kramer, Tamara 89, 122, 224 Krehely, Eileen 11, 108, 177, 182 Kreher, Jill Kreher, Lisa 125, 240, 299 Kreher, Scott 240 ' Kreimer, Susan 224 Kreitzman, Eric 152, 224 Krerowicz, Richard Kron, Ivy 50, 54, 88, 89, 224, 250, 299 Krone, Karla 208 Krone, Sharon 255, 299 Kronon, Timothy 182 Kruczinski, Fred 151 Krueger, Tammy 224 Kucera, Peter 118, 224 Kumar, Anil 240 Kunow, Kathleen 182 Kupferberg, Jerry 25, 265 Kusecek, Dennis 56, 142, 145, 240 Kutsyshina, Angela 240 Kuykendall, Gary 150, 149 Kwon, Ali 15, 86, 216, 224, 299 Kwon, Heejai 5, 70. 82, 85, 182 La Croix, Michael 182 La Liberty. Andrew 55 Laborde, George 209 Laliberty, Matthew 118, 119, 151, 240 Lall, Kristina 122, 159, 224 Lallas, Athanacia 156, 224 Lally, John 96, 118, 224 Lamann, Jacqueline 72, 85, 224 Lamanna, Shirley 72 Lamlech, Ronald 209 Landicho, Michelle 240 Lando, David 151 Langfeld, Jodi 151, 185 Lan gis. George 9, 114, 140, 141, 202, 209, 210, 256 Langis, Mick 140, 185 Lanski, Cheryl 58, 185 Lantsberg, Alexander 151, 240 Laporte, Lisa 209 Lapp, Judith 224 Lapp, Sharon 8, 24, 70. 185 Larenas, Charles 224 Larkin, William 56, 57. 80, 185, 187 Larraondo. Lisa Larson, Don 148, 149 Larson, Kirsten 46, 177, 185 Larson, Lisa 82, 185 Lasker, Scott 185 Lasker, Stacey 122, 224 Lasowski, Lisa 15, 58. 80 Latash, Michael 224 Law, Ching-Man 224 Lazar, Lawrence 240 Index Lazar, Patricia 224 Lazzara, Salvatore 240 Lazzara, Mike 183 Le Brun, Tracy 183 Leader, Jesse 88, 240, 299 Lebovitz, Paul 224 Lebron, Carmen 224 Lccomte, Renee 69, 91. 177, 183, 296 Ledwon, Jim 139 Lcdwon, Scott 131, 138, 139, 240 Ledwon, Timothy 138, 139, 209 Lee, Agnes 225 Lee, Amy 89, 225 Lee, Anna 209 Lee, Cornelia 240 Lee, Daniel 74, 183 Lee, David 108, 109, 194, 250, 255, 263 Lee, David 143, 225 Lee, Dennis 240 Lee, Edward 160, 163, 225 Lee, Elizabeth 209 Lee, Gina 94, 184, 299 Lee, Hye 209 Lee, James 124, 225, 240 Lee, James 130, 154 Lee, Jean 159, 240 Lee, Jennifer 240 Lee, Jenny 184, 190 Lee, Jihyun Lee, Jinchun Lee, John 160, 163, 209 Lee, Joo-Yup 240 Lee, Rack 62, 142, 143, 240 Lee, Seung 184 Lee. Seung-Sook 209 Lee, Tania 82, 184 Leeds, Kevin 240 Leibovich, Elena 216, 225 Leininger, Nina 70, 92, 108, 184 Leipold, Art 257 Lejlic, Alica 240 Leone, Loredana Lepold, Sandra 209 Lerch, Terry Lereno, Maria 87, 97, 209 Lester, Erin Lester, Kevin 116, 184 Lev, Len 143, 240 Levin, Ellen 184 Levin, Ellian 209 Levin, Naomi 225 Levine, Cindy 209 Levinson, Ann 257 Levinson, Janelle 39, 236, 240 Levy, Robert 209 Lewis, James Lewis. Michelle 225 Liapis, Mary 184 Lichtenstein, Beth 65, 80, 225, 295 Lieb, David 225 Lieberman, Susan 21, 89, 220, 225 Light, Jordan 225 Lim, Nancy 70, 240 Lim, Sung 6, 47, 114, 115, 129, 184 Limber, Andreas 47, 87, 140, 142, 143, 225 Limber, Demetrios 87, 141, 209 Limperatos, Angelo Lin, Helen 77, 184 Lin, Helena 74, 240 Linangkul, Jeannie 240 Lindenbaum, Susan 72, 184 Liolis, Argyris 240 Liosatos, Anne 28, 90, 94, 108, 109, 200, 209, 299 Liou, Nina 184 Lip-Sync Contest 48, 49 Litt, Eric 49, 9, 94, 113, 148, 170, 185, 187, 229, 265, 299 Litwin, Jason 49, 201, 209, 234 Liu, Itwen 240 Liu, John 149, 225 Liu, Robert 209 Livaditis, Steve 141, 206, 209, 210 Lloyd, Dana Lo, Grace 240 Lochner, Kelli 122, 158, 225 Lochner, Kevin 141, 160, 163, 209 Loewenthal, Roddy 209 Loiacono, Lynda 185 Londono, Sandra 50, 72, 108, 185 Longo, Audrey 265 Lopez, Herminia 82, 257 Lopez, Paul 209 Lorenz, John 59, 264 Loughran, 86 Lovett, Lisa 209 Loyfman, Alex 209 Lubansky, Mark 143 Lucas, Elmer 150, 151, 257 Lucia. Lisa 240 Lucki. Nina Luisi, Rosario 130. 163, 225 Lukens, Kathleen 241 Lukic, Goran 26, 108, 109, 185 Lundsberg, IV 130. 225 Lunsik. Mark Lustman, Stacy 241 Lutz, Stacy 89, 225 Lyubansky, Mikhail 225 mmm Macalindong, Simeon 131, 241 Mahute, Bryan 149, 241 Makdah, Renee 225 Makcdonski, Demitra 225 Makhlouf, Isam 74, 209 Malin, Lome 140, 185 Malina, Aaron 74, 209 Malkin, Benjamin 49, 90, 92, 209 Malkin, Jason 225 Malkin, Thomas 152, 153, 185, 251 MalnekofT, Mamie 150, 151, 225 Malone, Laurie 185 Maloney, Elizabeth 269 Maltezos, Michele 70, 91, 93, 185 Man, Charles 225 Mancera, Sal 131, 241 Mandell, Richard 129, 185 Mandell, Robert 130, 225 Mandl, Jamilyn 241 Mandl, Scott 11, 50, 61, 91, 138, 139, 185, 266, 286 Mangul, Romeo 210 ManilofT, Ellen 210 Maniscalco, Janine Mankarious, Kareem 185 Mankoff, Marcie 80, 185 Manning, Nina 241 Mar-Yohana, Kathrine Mar-Yohana, Marc 143, 162, 241 Marcus, Brian 131 Marcus, Jeffrey 185, 296 Margetis, Chrys 265 Margolin, Jeff 241 Margolin, Irina 225 Margolin, Lauri 12, 26, 136, 137, 177, 186 Margolin, Miriam Margolin, Regina Marinakis, Jana 87, 88, 92, 241 Markfield, Pamels 210 Marks, Aaron 130 Marks, Pamela 210, 297 Marron, Patrick 210, 234 Martin, Kelly 202, 210 Martin, Wendy 150, 151, 210, 253 Martinez, Jane 225 Martinez, Miguel 118, 131, 241 Martinson, Lisa 74, 210, 215 Massias, Debbie Masterton, Owen 143, 225 Matan, Sandra 241 Mathew, Charles 241 Matlak, Pat 158, 159, 257 Matsuda, Jeffrey 210 Matusik, Vickie 269 Matusovsky, Dmitry Matz, David 210 May, Jennifer May. Theresa 241 May, Thomas 210 Mazarakis, Daphne 88, 241 Mazarakis, Thomas 7, 70, 90, 210, 270 Me Allister, Kim 136, 158, 210 Me Carthy, Coleen 210 Me Carty, Teri Me Culloh, Gerald 8. 82, 128, 129. 186 Me Dougall. Douglas Me Ginley, Judy 210 Me Lean, Kenneth 186 McMahon, Thomas 50. 257, 259 Me Manus, James McCulloh, Heather 122, 159, 225 McGeary, Jennifer 225 McGuire, Jason 138, 225 Mclean, Nancy 186 McMath, Keith 225 McNichols. Barbara 149 Medvedovsky, Jerry 160, 163, 186 Meindle, Jennifer 233, 241 Meindle, Louis 225 Meisner, Elizabeth 210 Meixncr, Karin 210 Meltz, David 86, 109, 186 Mendoza, Gordon 131 Mendoza, Licarion 130, 226 Mercado, Aurelit 210 Mercado. Mary Merkel, Patrick 30, 130, 226 Metropolis, Ernie 153 Meunier, Jeff 131, 241 Mevdbray, Natalie 82, 184, 186 Meyer, Larry 129, 154, 155, 210 Meyer, Tom 116, 129 Meyerovitz, Jordan 210, 222, 299 Meyers, Michael 149, 186 Miarka, Ida 123, 241 Miceli, Kimberly 226 Michaels. Angelo 224, 226 Michaels, Peter 186 Michaels, Tracey 50, 70, 210 Michalsen, Kathleen 210 Mihelic, Dara Mikaelian, Gary 143, 241 Milbrandt, Alan 132, 149, 241 Milewski, Christine 210 Miller, Ann 269 Miller, Bill 24, 94, 128, 129, 177, 186, 299 Miller. Brian 56, 210 Miller, Cari 226 Miller, David 118, 226 Miller, Helaine 24. 35. 36, 45, 94, 121, 186, 187, 194, 298, 299 Miller, Mary 7 Miller, Sherri 80, 241 Mills, Lawrence 96, 97, 116, 210 Milovanovic, Dejan Milsk, Laura 206, 210 Milstein, Beth 210 Minkus, Jonathan 263 Minx, Anna 233, 237, 239, 241 Minx. Christopher 226 Miron, Alexander, 86, 257 Misale, Shelly 186 Miscinski, Amy 186 Mitnick, Dorothy 262 Mittelman, Bryan 90, 96, 210 Mitz, Eugene 266 Miyama, Misato 241 Mizock, Adam 91, 108, 173, 187, 272 Mizock, Julie 88, 241 Modilevsky, Mark 241 Mohrdieck, Bert 226 Mohrdieck, Gregory 160, 163, 187 Mohrlein, Dana 55, 88, 136, 242 Mohrlein, Glen 187 Mollett, Sean 226 Moloney, Maria 226 Moltz, 129 Monaco, Anthony Monroy Ted Mooradian, Phyllis 265 Moradia, Haresh 242 Morariu, Istina 82, 83, 179, 187 Moreth, Scott 130, 226 Morris, David 226 Morton, Christopher 130, 226 Moshak, John 257, 270 Moss, Jeffrey 187, 294 Moss, Tamara 12, 13, 24, 29, 31, 108, 174, 187, 230, 299 Moy, Aaron 211 Moy, Priscilla 242 Moya, Mario 253 Moyer, Jennifer 226 Mraovic, Gordie 226 Mroz, Bea 265 Much, Karin 92, 242 Mugerdichian, Nancy 11, 156, 187 Mugford, Keith 211 Mundhra. Rakesh Munic, Ken 13, 211 Murgas, Evie 70, 211 Murillo, Adrian 131, 162, 242 Murphy, Heather 211 Murphy, Kevin 131, 242 Murphy, Robert 130, 257 Murray, Elizabeth 171, 187 Murschel, Christopher 226 Mustari. Prank 260, 261 Muth, James 226 Myers, Joshua 187 Naanep, Manuel 74, 187 Nadick, Robyn 242 Nafpliotis, Demetrios Nafpliotis, Jim 226 Nafpliotis Nick 211, 299 Najiullah, Parveen 221, 226. 299 Nakabayashi, David 42, 187 Nakabayashi, Tairiku 242 Nakai, Brian 74, 211 Nangelilli. Dawn 242 Nash, Geri 257 Nathan, Prank 261 National Honor Society 83. 136, 137, 150, 151 Navarro, Ivan 187 Nebbia. Jodi 136. 137, 150, 151 Nelsen, Julia 211 Nelson, Jennifer 136, 211 Nelson, Laura 188 Neuhauser, David 114 Newcomb, Susan 266 Newhouse, Eric Nicolaou, Anastasio 87. 188 Nicolaou George 130 Niedermaier, Craig 114, 188 Nikolakakis. Estelle 89, 94, 226 229, 299 Nikolakakis, James 188 Nikolakakis. Jim 6, 88, 118, 242 Nikolich, Sasha Nisbet, Chris 158, 159 Niziolek Edward Niziolek Jacqueline 211 Nock, John 116, 188 Noesen, Barbara 211 Noesen, Karen 88, 92, 242 Nolan, Kevin 177 Nole, Donald 116, 211, 247 Nord, Georgiana 270 North, Bobby 226 Noussias, Sofie 72, 226 Nowikowski, Jeanne 49, 188, 190 Nowikowski, Matthew 163, 226 Nudelman, Gary 128, 129, 188 Nudelman, Mindy 226 Nussbaum, Aaron OOO O Brien, Michael 226 Oden, Mark 143, 226 Odirakallumkal, Matt 226 Odishod, Ashur 188 Odishoo, Ninus 211 Ohlson, Melissa 201, 226 Okmin, Audra 188 Okmin, Mara 242 Olander, Carlene 122, 226 Oldham, Elizabeth 257, 269 Olea, Raquel 242 Olea, Roselle 80, 226 Oliker, Rachel 4, 77, 82, 85. 184, 188. 280 Olivares, Laura 226 Oliver, Christopher 211 Oliver, Kirk 148, 211 Olney, George 132, 188 Olsen, Christine 188 Olsen, Kenneth 263 Olsen, James 257 Ong, Cynthia 74, 226 Open House 32 Opening Section 1-13 Orawiec, Halina 127, 156, 226 Orr, Jerome 94, 257, 299 Orchestra 74 O Reilly, Gertrude 85 Orsic, Eric 132, 149, 227 Orsic, Karin 90, 108, 211 Oseland, Eric 74, 227 Owens. Deborah 242 Owens. Dena 211 Owens, Sheri 257 Ozaki, Jennifer 185, 189 Oztekin, Kevin 138, 143, 227 Pack, Carol 211, 299 Paek, Timothy 143, 242 Pagos, Georgette 211 Pak, Choi Min 212 Pak. Kyong Mi 51, 212 Palacios, Oscar 154, 242 Pandya, Kokila Pangilinan. Elda Panos, William 189 Panoutsos. Denise 242 Panoutsos, Valery Pansuria Saurin 242 Papadakis, Andreas 47, 87, 189 Papadopoulos, George 141, 227 Paphitis. Julia 74, 242 Pappas, Lynn 227 Paprocki, Eugene 227 Parayno, Rossini 212 Park, Charlotte 212 Index 291 Index 292 Park, Christina 88, 242 Park, Damon 242 Park, Hong Joon 90, 140, 212 Park, Michael 142, 143, 242 Park, Sung 227 Parker, Eleanor 257 Parker, Pred 138 Parrillo, Wayne Parsram, Nalini 227 Patel, Alpesh 242 Patel, Pallavi 227 Patel, Prashant 227 Patel, Rajen 189 Patel, Rohini 242 Patel, Rohit 152, 1 53, 215 Patel, Sheila 189 Patel, Swetal 227 Patyk, John 212 Paul, Peter 149, 189 Paulino, May Paulsen, Peter Paz, Alfonso 242 Paz, Anthony 212 Pecs, Kimberly 126, 127, 242 Pecs, Tracy 80, 123, 146, 242 Pedersen, Elizabeth 151, 242 Pedraza, Derek 227 Peer Counseling 108, 109 Pelos, Johanna 14, 82, 94, 96, 122, 189, 194, 237, 249, 299 Pemble, Melvin 212 Penaloza, Iris 189 Penache 81 Penaloza, Steven Penn, Nancy 89, 227 Peretz, Anikka 242 Perez, Pablo 243 y Perez, Rodolfo 129, 212 Pergl, William 141 Peroulas, James 227 Perrotta, Tracy Persky, Laura 40, 69, 212 Peterson, Denise 189 Peterson Dennis 131, 243 Peterson Marlene 263 Petit, Laurence 189 Petrie, Sabrina 212 Petrov, Tony Pfeifer, Peter 227 Philean, Cindy 36, 80, 270 Phillippe, Marge 265 Phillips, Madi 212 Phillips, Michael 91, 93, 96, 189, 286 Phung, Kiet Tan 243 Pierinl, Mamy 146, 150, 151, 227 Piluris, Tina 212 Pine, Robert 160, 163, 227 Pinsel, David 212 Pinsly, Denise 34, 189 Pintang, Roderick 155 Pintang, Rodney Pintz, Karen 212 Piper, Benny 130, 243 Piper, Gayle 136, 137 Piper, Sandra 265 Piper, Lynn 158, 189 Pitsios, Deedee 227 Pitsios, Patricia 243 Pitts, Gail 227 Platz, Lynette 190 Plukarski, Jennifer 91, 190, 296 Pobol, Mary 86, 212 Polek, Annette 227 Pollack, Jason 227 Polyzos, Laine 70, 227 Pom Pon Cheerleaders 70 Pontikis, Martha Pontikis, Peter Pontikis Vickie 190 Popke, Karen 243 Popovic, Marija 151, 227 Popovici, Elena 190 Porter, Jessica Porter, Bill 163 Porter, Robert 160, 163, 259 Posavac, Steven 129, 212 Posner, Rachel 15, 70, 86, 89, 230 Pouliezos, Michael Poulos, Scott 129 Pozdol, Debra 126, 127, 156, 227 Presley, Alison 74, 89, 151, 227 Price, Nicole 227 Pritzker, Stephanie 70, 71. 212 Prom ' 86 16 Psyhogios, Prank 87, 141, 256 Psyhogios, Sofia 87, 242, 243 Puljic, Christine 159, 243 Puljic, John 212 Pullano, Anne 55, 70, 88, 92, 232, 243 Puthusseril, Sabina 212 Pyter, Frederick 12, 13. 24, 27, 29, 31 Index qqq Quach, Roger 243 Quach, Susan 85, 228 Queen, Timothy 118, 129, 228, 253 Quilici, Lena 28, 212 Qureshi, Ansa 86, 89, 228 f rrr Rainero, Lome Ramirez, Kimberly 123, 159, 243 Ramseyer, Bruce 38, 39, 40, 41, 74, 80, 129, 190, 295 Ramseyer, Calvin 74, 75, 118, 130 Ramseyer, Steve 131, 147, 148, 149, 266 Rama, Huma 212 Rana, Wasim Rappin, Gregory 212 Rasmussen, Anna 190 Rasmussen, Maria Ratnow. Cindy 92, 223, 228 Raucci, Maria 228 Ravella, Meena 212 Ray, Michael 190 Redig, Robert 259 Reed, Richard 243 Reese, Jacqueline Regan, Herb 74, 212 Reichert, Whitney Reiff, Laura 212 Rettman, Michelle 74, 86, 190 Reitman, Steven 9, 86, 187, 190 Reitman, Susan 21, 122, 228 Remillard, Jacqueline 243 Remke, Beth 243 Remke, Julie 89, 228 Remon, Miguel 228 Repique, Fritzie 80, 228 Requarth, Richard 254, 259 Resnick, Devra 11, 24, 26, 50, 54, 86, 91, 70, 92, 94, 108, 190, 238, 255 259, 298, 299 Ress, Helen 70, 87, 88, 235, 243 Ress, Helen 70, 88, 243 Revelins, Beatrise 74, 159, 228 Reyes, Gigi Reyes, Maine 243 Reynolds, Thomas 212 Reznik, Dahlia 70, 243 Reznik, Matthew 160, 163, 228 Rhec, David 74, 163, 212 Rhee, Jennifer 89, 228 Rhee, Leo 74, 140, 190 Richards, Brian 228 Richardson 128 Richardson, Elliot 243 Ridley, Claudia 9, 120, 212 Riha, David 190 Rinaldi, Lana 190 Rinaldi, Laura 127, 243 Ring, Donald 62, 194, 262, 263 Rintranukool, Tom Ripley, Jemuel 228 Rissman, Aron 131, 243 Roberts, Christi 212 Roberts, Laurin Robertson, Tammy 7, 74, 228 Robinson, William 259 Roccaforte, Marc 243 Rocklin, Eden 218, 228 Roderich. Eric 243 Roderich, John 191 Rodriguez, Henry 228 Rodriguez, Jennifer Rodriguez. Sandra 28, 70, 191 Rogowski Wayne 259 Rohter, Michael Rolf, Christine 88, 243 Roma, Amy 80, 228 Roman, Jules 5, 149, 184, 191, 295 Romashko, Todd 212 Root, Ellen 177, 191, 193 Rosales, June 228 Rosales, Paul 243 Rosen, Allison 91, 177, 191 Rosen, Mitchell Rosen, Steve 124, 125, 154, 155. 212 Rosenbaum, Jay Rosenberg, Hope 243 Rosenberg, Rachel 212 Rosenberg, Rachel 243 Rosental, Paul Rosenthal, Jon 243 Rosow, Gregory 212 Ross, Christine 10, 91, 191 Ross, Geoffrey 131, 234 Ross, Stephanie 191 Roth, Louis 228 Roumeliotis, Bessie 212 Rubens, Sheryl 212 Rubenstein, Susan 206, 212 Rubin, Deborah 80, 206, 212 Rubin, Jeremy 243 Rudin, Andrew 11, 108, 191 Rudin, Greg 12, 90, 160, 163, 206, 212, 230, 296 Rudin, Steven 243 Rugendorf, Dawn 89, 228 Ruley, Jean 212 Russell, Brian Russo, Michael 94, 132, 152, 153, 168, 187, 191, 225, 299 Rutman. Yuri 74, 143, 243 SSS Sabapathy, Chittukkala 83, 191 Sabapathy, Malathi 228 Sagalovsky, Victor 131 Saitta, Stacy 156, 212 Sajdak, Christine 212 Sajdak, Steven Sajdak, Walter 228 Sakolsky, Michelle 228 Saletnik, Beata 228 Salkin, Benjamin Saltouros, Dimitra 243 Samack, Chris Samuel, Christine 85, 91, 180, 191, 230, 253, 299 Samuels, Lois 270 Sanchez, Arturo 149, 212 Sanchez, Edgard 148, 149, 191 Sanchez, Hector 228 Sanders, Margaret Sangalang, Ethelind 243 Santillan, George 160, 163, 213 Santorineos, Dino 192 Sathy, Anup 90, 213 Sathy, Depak 6, 43, 82, 192, 251 Sauerman, Timothy 131, 162 Savage, Pat 124, 125, 154, 259 Savidge, Mark 3, 183, 192, 262 Sax, Linda 11, 159, 228 Scafidi, Andrew Scarbrough, Barbara 266 Scearcc, Pattie 213 Schabilion, Gloria 270 Schaefer, Richard 213, 234, 245, 299 Schaffer, Marc Schaffer, Steven 114, 213 Schalk, Rita 271 Schapira, Gerri 276, 294 Schapira, Lisa 48, 49, 52, 70, 227, 228 Schauwecker, Jacqueline 80, 88, 244 Schielie, Ted Schmidt, Doug Schmidt, Jodi 57, 244 Schmidt, Mel 130, 259 Schmidt, Renee 213 Schnattmann, Danny 131, 162, 244 Schnayer, Marsha 213 Schoen, Scott 143, 244 Schoknecht, Bradford 244 Schoknecht, Paul 213 Schott, Gregory 229 Schnurr, Bill 259 Schrager, Marla 244 Schramm, Paul 118, 119, 130, 229 Schroeder, Kathy 122, 159, 229 Schulman, Eric 229 Schultz, Robert Schusteff, Mark 213 Schwager, Roswitha 229 Schwartz, Ami 80, 213 Schwartz, Andrea 229 Schwartz, Gayle 229 Schwenn, Hedy 270 Seay, Kelly 192 Sebastian, April 244 Sebastian, Joan 244 Sedwon, Tim 129 Seef, Leah 82, 83. 94, 184, 192, 280. 298 299 Seidman, Jeffrey 20, 163, 229 Sek, Tom 192 Seleman, Rory 143, 163, 229 Sellers, Lee 259 Senior Cabinet 91 Senior Profile 272-283 Seniors 164-199 Sergot, Matthew 229 Sergot, Scott Joseph 192 Serrano, Myma 192 Seung, Dina 51, 244 Seung, Sam 213 Sevilla, April 244 Sfikas, Paula 147, 158 Sfikas, Stella 229 Shakir, Sofia 229 Shamim, Ejaz 229 Shamim, Samina 244 Shamoon, Hanan Shamoun, Janet 229, 231 Shapiro, Dana 46, 55. 70, 86, 91, 177, 187, 192, 193, 194 Shapiro, Faith 259 Shapiro, Scott 163, 229 Shariff, Sameena 89, 229 Shedroff, Jennette 213 Sheirok, Jay 229 Shemroske, Cathryn 159, 244 Sherman, Dale 24, 68, 92, 93, 94, 139, 168, 178, 192, 195, 230, 286, 297, 299 Sherwin, Bob 261 Shiftman, Caryn R. 213 Shiftman, Kevin 244 Shiftman, Mindy 213 Shimanski, Steven 131, 244 Shulman, Maxim 118, 229 Siciliano, Dana 213 Siciliano, Deborah 54, 185, 192 Siddiqui, Anjum 229 Siddiqui, Mohammed 213 Siddiqui, Shazia 244 Siegel, Benjamin 244 Siegel, Michelle 192 Signoretti, Dave 229 Silverman, Rome 213 Silverman, Susan 213 Silvio, Anna 244 Sim, Jae-Won 130, 229 Singer, Danielle 70, 89, 92, 220, 229 Singer, Danielle 70, 89, 92, 220, 229 Singer, Gwen 213 Singh, Haijit 154 Sivek, Gus Skoglund, Brian 192 Skoglund, Jeffrey 213 Salttery, Jerome 259 Slisz, Nathalie Sloan, Judy 126, 127, 259 Sloma, Theresa 91, 279 Slutzky, Marc 244 Smason, Diane 129, 193, 230 Smigielski, Daniel 177, 193 Smith, Catherine 90 Smith, Doreen Smith, Elizabeth 244 Smith, Jerry 259 Smith, Kenneth 74, 124, 149, 229 Smith, Rachel 62, 193, 194 Smith, Sharon 74, 126, 127, 193 Smolinski, Christine 193 Smolinski, David 116 Snell, Charles 74, 129, 193 Snitovsky, Tama 108 Snyder, James 253 Sobczak, Ronald 129, 201 Sobel, Hollie 16, 83, 92. 93, 177, 193, 198, 299 Sobie, Lisa 244 Soccer-Boys 140, 141, 142, 143 Softball-Girls 146, 147 Sokalski, Kimberly 136, 159, 244 Solomensky, Albert Solomon, Francine Solomon, Ninos Solovy, David 259 Son, Julie 244 Son, Richard 244 Song, Carolyn 214 Song, Rea-Kyung 229 Sonshine, Ricky 140, 193 Sophomore Boy s Basketball 118 Sophomore Cabinet 89 Sophomores 216-231 Soren. Alexander 6, 214 Soriano, Melaine 89, 229 Sorkin, Mitchell 131, 244 Sosnowski, Barbara 244 Sosnowski, Chris 122, 159, 229 Sosnowski, Joan 214 Sotiropoulos, George 129, 163 Spagnoli, Chuck 129, 160, 162, 163 Spanish honor Society 82 Spanish Club 85 Speaker Of The Month 44 Spear, Tracy 214 Spcidel, Mark 214 Spiratos, George 163 Spiropoulos, Michael 229 Springer, Robert 131, 244 Sprogis, Andrew 82, 91, 92. 93. 116, Index 177, 186, 193, 286 Sports 110 163 Spuccia, Sam 244 Spyrison, Andrew Spyropoulos, Soula 214 Stankiewicz, Arthur 244 Stansel, Kelly 244 Stansel, Travis Stark, Angela 244 Starr, Abby 214 Statland, Leanne 89, 229 Steele. Kevin 64, 65, 80, 229 Stegich, Anthony 229 Stein, Laila 38, 41, 80, 229 Stein, Roger 194, 265, 271 Steiner, David 214 Steiner, Gregg Steiner, Linda 120, 158, 206, 214 Stellar. Jennifer 158, 193 Stergios, Peter 140 Stergios, Sandy 120, 158, 229 Stem, Corey 162, 163, 244 Stem, Darryl 7, 82, 193 Stem, Garrick 193 Stem, Matthew 131, 162, 244 Stevens, Marjorie 259 Stewart, Rita 264 Stiegel, Sandra 187, 194 Stipisic, Elizabeth 206, 214 Stipisic, Evelina 82, 194, 295 Stoeterau, Ryan 214 Stone, Gail 263 Stotland, Marc Stratigakes, Nicholas 132 Stratigakes, Stacy 214 Stmad, James 261 Strusiner, Bret 131, 162, 245 Strusiner, Nicole 122, 229 Strybel, Kristine 159, 245 Student Produced Musical 38 Student Senate 93 Student Union 92 Stuermer, John 230 Stulac, John 214 Stulman, Rosalie 230 Suansing, Mary 194 Subrinsky, Jacalin 194 Subrinsky, Jordan Sucherman, Todd 16, 74, 174, 194, 258 Suess, Jennifer 194 Sussman, Beth 194 Sutberry, Timothy Swanson, Elaine 271 Swanson, James 256, 264 Swanson, Katie 206, 214 Sweeney, James 142, 143, 156 Swidler, Jacob 155, 194 Swimming-Boys 148, 149 Swimming-Girls 150, 151 Szabo, Dawn 214 Szewczyk, Jason 230 Table Of Contents 3 Tadelman, Alyssa 38, 80, 165. 194, 299 Tadelman, Marc 131, 162, 163, 245 Taheny, Lana Takaesu, James 74, 194 Takehara, Karian 230 Takiguchi, Curtis 128, 129, 194 Talbot, Carlos 42, 194 Taldone, Paul 214 Taldone, Phillip Tamunday, Carlo 195 Tamunday, Maritess 214 Tanis, Darren 230 Taormina, Matthew 131, 245 Taraschewsky, Erika 82, 85, 180, 195 Tarica, Joseph 114, 214 Tavoularis, Penny 245 Telengater, Adam 57, 65, 80, 245 Tellcfsen, John 195 Tennis 152, 153 Tepper, Lisa 245 Theater Department 80 Theisen, Scott 230 Theodore, Mary 150. 151, 214 Theofanis. Phyllis Theotokatos. Linda 89. 230 Theotokatos. Susan 230 Thcrios, Anastasia 230 Thilk Steven Thill Pamela 214 Thomas, Geojoe Thompson, Sundy 122, 230 Tiersky, Arthur 11, 36. 80, 214 Tiersky, Marcia 245 Tiersky, Martin 262 Tikhtman, Vladimir 245 Till, Janet 208, 211, 214 Tipescu, Mircea 86, 140, 141, 214 Tittle, Herbert 245 Toban, Scott 230 Tobar, Ana 156, 245 Tobin, Mami 70, 230 Tolksdorf, Christopher 143, 245 Tolksdorf, Sonya 151, 195 Tolstunova, Inna 230 Tomacic, Gabrielle 201, 214 Tomczyk, Greg 245 Tomczyk, Julie 126, 127, 195 Torres, Louis 150, 151 Torrez, James 195 Track-Boys 154, 155 Track-Girls 156, 157 Trajano, Mike 30 Trob, Arianna 31, 57, 245 Trouillot, Pascale 65, 80, 230 Trujillo, Richard 195 Tsagalis, Angelo 129, 155, 160, 163, 214 Tsagalis, William 131, 162, 163. 245 Tsau, John 74, 214 Tsoulos, Georgia 87, 230 Tsoulos, Gus Tsubely, Merav 80, 230 Tuchten, James 129, 195 Tulen, Fehlyn 89, 230 Tulen, Marie 195 Turek, Thomas 195 Turetzky, Ari 214 Turnabout Dance 54-57 Turos, Nicole Turry, Gerald 264 Tziavaras, Nicholas 195 Tziortzis, Alek 141. 214, 270 Tziortzis, Desey 87, 223, 230 Tzortzis, Patty 50, 82, 87, 94, 150, 151, 223, 230, 299 Tzotzolis, Mary 245 Udell, Jacqueline 266 Udoni, Robert 130, 230 Uehlein, Cindy 230 Uhm, Monica 70, 90, 215 Utanoff, Bradley 132, 230 Utanoff, Lori 88. 245 Utsunomiya, Ai 230 Utsunomiya, Riki 162, 163, 245 Vala, Rita Valavanis, Anastasia 195 Valavanis, Jimmy 143, 230 Valencia, Luis Valencia, Wendy 21, 245 Valenti. Ann 215, 299 Valic, Jennifer 230 Valignota, Janette 195 Valignota, Jovino 130, 230 Valignota, Lalaine 215 Van Alst, Tiffany Van Mersbergen Brian 245 Van Mersbergen, Larry 74, 118, 196, 273 Van Osdol, James 10, 16, 46, 53. 91, 92, 93, 94, 97. 168, 174, 182 195, 196, 262, 266, 286, 299 Vance, Dana 215 Varela. Hilda 230 Vargas. Javier 118, 230 Vargas, Susanna Varghese, Jr. Sam 83, 152, 153, 196 Vasavid. Narong 129 Vastag, Tibi Vayzman, Helen 86. 215 Verstracte, Renee 136. 137, 196 Vctra, Lisa 89. 126, 127, 230 Villamil, Elizabeth 230 Virchinsky. Debbie 108, 196 Virchinsky, Lisa 72, 89, 230 Vitacek, Christopher 74, 196 Vlahos, Themis 87 Volchenboum, Samuel 7, 34, 80, 82, 196 Volleyball-Girls 158, 159 Vopal, Charlotte Voris, Jeremiah 80, 196 Vrbos, Alan 163, 230 Vrbos, Irena 245 Wada, Bryan 82, 196 Waddell. Don 261 Waggoner, Angela 74, 126, 127, 215 Waggoner, Jerry 74, 143, 225, 245 Wagner. Lauren 136, 230 Waladis, Thomas Wallerstein, David 32, 42, 68, 46, 86, 94. 118, 155, 187. 196, 205, 299 Wallin, Andrew 130, 231 Walters, Dyan 70, 245 Walters, Julie 215 Wang, Li 197 Wang, Li Chuang 128, 129 Wang, Li-Mei 231 Wang. Li-Tse 215 Wang, Ll-Yi 131 Warden, Patrick 215 Warden, Lisa 159, 231 Warkenthien, Millie 271 Wasserman, Scott Watson, Eric 215 Weberman, Michelle 56. 82, 86, 207, 215 Weinberg, Donica 74, 156, 159, 231 Weinberg, Greg 231 Weinberg, Michele 83, 85, 196 Weiner, Saul 263 Weinstein, Keef 131, 245 Weisman, Jamie 3, 136, 231 Weiss, Jennifer Weiss, Melissa 74, 245 Weitzenfeld, Stan 261 Wendel, Christine 120, 196 Weng, Liwi 245 Western, Jessica West Word 110 Wetzel, Richard 261 Wezio, Donna 12, 108, 230, 231 Whalin, Gina 215 Whang, Yoo Mee 231 Whang, Young-Sik 82. 196 Whelan, Donald 129 Whelan, Scott 132, 245 Wickell, Julie 214, 215 Wickremesekera 215 Wildi, Craig 129, 197 Wilfong, Elizabeth 179, 197 Williams, Dawn 72 Williams, Gary 91, 177, 197, 286 Williams, Joel 197 Williams, Terry 231 Williamson, Lilianna 72, 94, 157, 206, 215, 260, 299 Wills. James 74, 116, 117, 197 Wilson, Adriana 197 Wiltgen, Julie 231 Winandi, Evelyn 70. 91. 92, 108, 173, 197 Winans, Leonard 261 Winer. David 36, 64, 65, 80. 233, 245 Winer, Matthew 31, 36, 57, 65, 80. 215 Winterhalter, John 264 Winston, Evan 50 Wise, Dorothy 63, 261 Wiseman, David 149 197 Wishnick, Lawrence 163 Witzgall. John 51 Wlodarczyk, Thomas 231 Wojtalik, Debra 231 Wolak, Diane 123, 159, 245 Wolak, Robert 140, 142, 143, 197 Wolfe, Sharon 261 Wollenberg, Andrea Wozniak, Andrew 245 Wozniak, Julie Ann 214, 215, 299 Wrestlettes 72 Wrestling 160, 161. 162. 163 Wright. Christian 231 Wright. Darla 151, 231 Wright Jane 271 Wright Maria 231 Wright Rhonda 123, 126. 127, 245 Wright Trish 237, 239. 245 Wu, Sou Pan Wuehr. Sonja Wurthmann, Laurel 231 Wyko, Delores 265 Xentaras, Anastasia 197 Xentaras, Theodore 13. 49, 50, 141 215 Yactor, James 215 Yactor, Michelle 197 Yamaguchi, Ryoko 136, 137, 231 Yampolsky, Leo Yang, Richard 88. 143, 245 Yang, Susan Yaras. Michelle 198 Yaras, Paul Yaroo, Ban 215 Yashon, Bennett 49, 53, 90, 92. 140, 155, 215, 231 Yearbook Production 94 Yefimov, Masha 245 Yefsky, Jon 152. 215 Yep, Emily 158, 159. 215 Yetter. Laura 120, 156, 157, 215 Yi, Peter 129, 198 Yi, Tom Yim, Henry 140, 215 Yim, Kathy 231 Yim, Tom 140 Yoo, Brian 74, 198 Yoo. Hae 231 Yoo, Jean 70, 85, 215 Yoon, Cecile 198 Yoon, Harry Hyun 74, 130, 231 Youkhana, Wayne 141 Youstra, Brett 130, 163, 220, 231 Yu, Hyon-Chol 198 Yu, Janey 74, 221, 231 Yu, Michael 231 Yu, Steve 215 Yu, Yong Tae 231 Yung, Helen 70. 215 Yung. May 89, 231 Zadkovic. Donna 23. 177, 198 Zaia Luma 50, 215 Zaia. Nuha 245 Zarate, Romy 120, 198 Zarate, Shanin 146, 156 Zazra, David 91. 92. 116, 198, 298 299 Zeff. Kenneth 234, 245 Zelinsky. Ricky 182, 198 Zidek, Wilhelmina 271 Zimmerman, Adam 64, 65, 80 198 Zingerman. Leonard Zito, John 245 Zmora, Neta 231 Zoldoszka. Andy 149, 231 Zorn, Peter 142, 143, 241, 261 Zucker, Laurie 261 Schulman. Eric 7 Index 293 Senior Pat Cattern takes time out from his hard work in mechanical drawing. It ' s not easy to draw as precisely as necessary in this class, but Pat manages a smile. Junior Chris Bradbury, other¬ wise known as " Mr. Muscles " , flexes his arm to show off the results of long hours of pump¬ ing iron. 294 Closing Section I know something you don ' t know,” thinks senior hollie Sobel. May¬ be it ' s the fact that she went to McDonald ' s for lunch while everyone else ate the cafeteria food. Balance is the key So many questions and such confusion came with a new school year. Already our scales were tipped over. With failing our biggest fear. This shirt may seem as though it speaks for itself, yet the Genesis pandemonium created by their concert in October sur- Student Union did it again. Their elaborate planning was not wasted. Homecoming was perfect and a huge success And our victory just waiting to be tasted. prised most fans and critics. The " Invisi¬ ble Touch ' ' had very visible effects. Junior Dennis Agnos and senior Dena Abrams try not to pose too much for this " candid ' ' picture. Try a little harder next time, guys. NP A ity t r a 19B Half the year is gone The last final is finished. And though the scale is somewhat even. The thought of balance has not diminished. The musicals and plays students performed this year Should not have been missed by a one. They rehearsed long hours and many days- the good old-fashioned way to get things done. Our failures might have pained us at the time. But remember we each have gifts and hidden talents. Or we wouldn ' t have reached our highest goal And achieved a sense of balance. We live a life where balance is the key The key to unlock the difficulty of each day. We need patience, friends and positive thinking To allow it to show us the way. Christine Kim ■ ■ Sophomore Beth Lichtenstein blows up balloons for a cast party after the fall play. Closing Section 295 " Wondering " how well bids will sell, sophomores Sandi Jaggi and Lori Clark sit at the front of the cafe. As usual, dances were highly popular this year. A balance well struck June finally arrived and, at last, the balance had been struck, from their well-balanced positions the seniors took their first step into the adult world, while underclassmen progressed to their next educational plateau. Glancing back, all had their special memories of the year, but the greatest memories were those that were shared by others. There were memories of Miles West ' s salute to Walt Disney with its Homecoming week that was wrapped up by a most memorable Homecoming Dance — " Cinderella ' s Ball ' Other memories included the Turnabout Dance, Spring Activities Week, the frosh- Soph Mixer, great times spent at Miles West sporting events, and participation in athletics, clubs and other extra-curricular activities. The most special memories of all, however, belong to the seniors as May brought them Prom and June brought them graduation and a full four years to look back upon and smile. The year saw all of West ' s students working hard to accomplish their respec¬ tive goals and gaining great knowledge and experience along the way. Per¬ haps their single greatest gain, though, was the collection of memories that they had gathered along the way — memories that would always be there to help maintain the balance. DALE SHERMAM Closing Section 297 Balancing the book A Question of Balance, Spectrum 86- 87. This year, more than ever, saw the idea of balance put into ac¬ tion. Everyone worked hard to make the deadlines. This often meant stay¬ ing up late, working after school, and for the editors, some Saturday nights at home. But Spectrum could not pos¬ sibly have been completed without the effort of the whole staff. The deadlines were met, and on March 2 all the editors breathed a sigh of relief. Happenings editor, Jill Hedrich, finally could stop searching for more pictures to fill her pages. (Where did those blood drive pictures go?) Mark Gussin, editor of the senior and academic sections finished his last " goofy " layout. Underclass and Clubs editors Estelle Hikolakakis, Pat¬ ty Tzortzis, and Rachel Greenspan fin¬ ished their last of a total of 80 pages. This trio did a great job in their first year as editors. Gina Lee once again turned in a super sports section. (1 guess the spring sports pages really couldn ' t be turned in before March). Photography editor, Elliott Baretz, made sure all the pictures were taken. He managed to fulfill his position as editor, even with the hardship of tak¬ ing over in the middle of the year. Thanks especially to: James Van- Osdol, who cheerfully volunteered to do the ever-so-tedious index; artists Fernando Fen and Hick Hafpliotis, for all the balances and question marks throughout the book; and Dale Sher¬ man, who helped tremendously with his creativity in captions, copy, and headlines. 1 believe 1 speak for all the editors when 1 give my grateful thanks to the staff members who turned in copy on time, " typed and approved! " Also, thanks to the training class for doing extra stories, and captions by the dozen. Sharon Krone proofed an endless supply of copy. Our Josten ' s Repre¬ sentative, Dennis Eder, answered all my questions; literally, from the first page to the last. And, of course, my very special thanks to Mr. Orr for help¬ ing with the many details I didn ' t even know existed. It was his encourage¬ ment and support that helped every¬ one through the year. Sincerely, Leah Seef Editor-in-Chief Editor-in-chief Leah Seef and special events edi¬ tor Jill hedrich discuss pictures for a section with photographer Helaine Miller. " Double-take, " says photography editor Elliott Baretz as Spectrum photographer David Zazra and another photographer take each other ' s pictures. Senior Devra Resnick studies the 1984 year¬ book intently. She marvels at the senior sec¬ tion, nothing especially the pictures of the sen¬ ior boys. 298 Thank You " Kicking back ' in the director s chair as the brainstorming session pours, adviser Jerome Orr adds his own inimitable input. Brainstorming is a vital process to the yearbook ' s production. Busy at work, junior Jeannine DiModica takes time to smile for a picture. It is her type of dedication that everyone appreciates when rushing to meet a dead¬ line. Editors Editor-in-Chief Leah Seef Assistant Editor Dale Sherman happenings Jill Hedrich Clubs Rachel Greenspan, Estelle Nikolakakis, and Patty Tzortzis Sports Gina Lee Seniors Mark Gussin Juniors Estelle Nikolakakis Sophomores Rachel Greenspan Freshmen Patty Tzortzis Academics Mark Gussin Photography Editor Elliott Baretz Opening Section Leah Seef Division Pages Leah Seef Closing Section Leah Seef Index James VanOsdol Artwork Fernando Fen and Nick Nafpliotis Staff Elaine Barrington Eric Litt Amy Cozza Helaine Miller Tom Dallianis Tami Moss Jeannine DiModica Johanna Pelos Amy Grimaldi Devra Resnick Christine Kim Christine Samuel Ivy Kron David Wallerstein Anne Liosatos Lilianna Williamson Photographers Julie Hartman Alyssa Tadelman Bill Miller David Wallerstein helaine Miller David Zazra Michael Russo Training Staff Marc Adreani, Niki Antonakos, David Aufrecht, Laura Barreto, Caryn Berk, Traci Dreier, Amy Fullett, Christina Gabriel, Marina Grinshpun, Carrie Hintzke, Anthony Irpino, Paul Katz, Doreen Kestler, Halim Kim, Lisa Kreher, Ali Kwon, Jesse Leader, Jordan Meyerovitz, Parveen Najiullah, Carol Paek, Richard Schaefer, Ann Valenti, Julie Wozniak Dennis Eder Josten ' s Representative Sharon Krone Faculty Adviser Jerome Orr Faculty Adviser Professional Photography by Root Studio Cover photo Allan Brodsky Proofreading is a major activity in yearbook production. Junior Anne Liosatos checks over her special events story to make certain it ' s error free. Staff 299 After a long day at school, two seniors quietly walk the empty hallways. It is amazing how se¬ rene Miles West can be after all the activity that takes place in one day.


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