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

 - Class of 1988

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CHECKING IN 1. On my first day at Niles West I □got locked inside my locker by a senior. □ brought treats for my homeroom. □accidentally went into the wrong bathroom. □ spent the day in BAC. 2. The first time I parked in the student lot I □ backed into 285 pound Joe Schmoe’s brand new Porshe. □was allowed to park in the handicap space due to a broken pinky. □found out that I was in the teacher’s lot, thus obtaining a ticket. □ hit Dr. Ring’s car before turning into the lot, giving me another day in BAC. 3. Before school every morning I watch □the weather. □the Thundercats. □Tom and Jerry. □the time pass in BAC. 4. The first time I went to see my dean I □cried hysterically and begged him not to give me a detention. □shook his hand and introduced myself. □called my mom to come in with me. □got assigned to BAC. 5. Dressing myself for school was easy because I □coordinated a perfectly matched outfit the night be¬ fore. □wore the same thing every day. □grabbed the closest thing on my floor. □came in my pajamas. 6. My first time at the Homecoming dance I □stood in the corner waiting until most of the seniors were off the dance floor. □showed off my incredible dancing talents, giving me a spot on the next Dance Fever. □fell asleep because the dance started an hour past my bedtime. □talked to the chaperons about my BAC’s. 7. In the cafeteria I □studied diligently for my next class. □ patrolled all of the tables to make sure everyone threw away their garbage. □waited politely at the end of the lunch line for my turn. □ bought a cellophane wrapped sandwich and took it back to BAC with me. 8. At the first basketball game I [ scored for the other team. □won the game for us by scoring all the points. □fell off the bleachers and broke my toe. □was assigned to another BAC for threatening the other team’s cheerleaders. 9. Every morning in homeroom I □sat in my seat attentively and made sure not to miss any announcements. □fell asleep. □ made 101 excuses for being late again. □got called down to BAC. 10. My locker was □empty (because I carried all my books around with me.) □covered with pictures of my hearthrobs. CHECKING IN □equipped with a mirror for periodical grooming be¬ tween classes. □a complete disaster. 11. On my first date I □ spilled a drink on my date. □got something black stuck between my teeth. □ burped in a fancy restaurant. □talked about school (and all my BAC’s). 12. After school I usually □ stayed after for extra curricular activities. □went straight to the library to begin studying. □ raced home to watch the last 5 minutes of General Hospital. □ left the BAC room and headed for room 140 to serve my detention. 13. During a fire drill I □fainted from excitement. □scanned the school looking for the fire. □told on the person who pulled the alarm. □ remained seated in BAC until my dean thought of my punishment for pulling the alarm. 14. The day before holiday break I □caught the chicken pox and stayed in the entire 2 weeks. □ baked Christmas cookies for all of my teachers, □started my vacation early by not coming to school at all. □completed my list to Santa Claus instead of doing homework during BAC. 15. The first thing I did when I got up in the morning was □ looked at myself in the mirror and wondered why they call it ’’beauty sleep”. □ put on my Mickey Mouse slippers. □ used the toilet. □turned on the lights because I’m afraid of the dark. 16. When I stayed home sick I □watched Scooby Doo. □went shopping. Sophomore Gloria Catanese and junior Danielle Singer cuddle together to keep warm during a football game. Dedicated Indians fans faithfully attend sporting events regardless of the weather. CHECKING IN Many students choose not to have a study hall, and therefore must com¬ plete homework during other free time. Senior Janet Till finds a quiet spot to catch up on some reading before her big test. CHECKING IN □called all my teachers to find out what homework I missed. □celebrated for missing a day of BAC. 17. When I had my phone number written on the bathroom wall I □told the dean. □covered it with liquid paper. □ stayed home from school. □got caught while writing it and received another day in BAC. 18. When I was assigned homework I □wrote it in my Chandler’s immediately so I wouldn’t forget it. □got the answers over the phone from my classmates, □didn’t bother doing it at all. □did it while sitting in BAC. 19. During a test I □concentrated and took my time. □copied the answers off my shoe. □fell into a deep sleep and snored loudly. □got caught cheating off of the smartest person in the class, therefore ending up in BAC. 20. When I got to school every morning I ... □went straight to the bathroom to fix my hair. □ ran to my first class since I already missed homeroom, □sat in the cafeteria socializing with friends. □went to homeroom at 7:00 sharp to get a good seat in in the first row. 21. During the Back to School pep assembly I □studied. □cheered for the wrong class. □ kept screwing up ’’the wave”. □threw toilet paper at a dean, and therefore got sent to BAC. 22. The first time I forgot my locker combination I □stole someone else’s books. □went out to lunch instead of going to class. □cried while I waited for my locker partner to come open the locker. □ saved myself the trouble and went directly to the BAC room. 23. The dumbest thing I ever did was □color coordinated my spirals with my folders and text¬ books. □wrote down all my teachers birthdays so that I could buy them presents. □ brought my parents with me to a school dance so they □could take pictures of me and my date. □actually brought homework with me to BAC. 24. During gym class I □always wore my uniform to receive all my points, □volunteered to run the mile several times for extra credit. □threw a basketball at my teacher and knocked him her out. □was sent to BAC for pushing a freshman into the pool. 25. My favorite class was □gym. □ lunch. □study hall. □ BAC. □ □ Spectrum 1988 Volume 26 Sudents take time during study hall to check last night’s homework, this way, they’ll be sure to receive an A. Niles Township High School ] West Division Senior Amy Fullett tests her strength after school in the fitness room. Daily workouts bring her closer and closer to her goals. Title 1 The Varsity cheerleaders join hands in celebrating a magnifi¬ cent Indian victory. Hours of practice were dedicated by the cheerleaders to make their ex¬ cellent performances possible. Another exceptional pass is acknowledged by Midnight Rider members Lynn Pappas. Estelle Nikolakakis. Ivy Kron, and Stacy Lutz. Junior Mid¬ night Riders enjoy their first year of being on the club. As senior year approaches, college pressures become more demanding than ever. Ramel Failma and Craig Gramatis listen attentively to what is expected from them by the colleges of their choice. 2 Checking In Clever jailbird Lori Utanoff chains herself to Art Hortua and throws away the keys. Halloween brings about many distinct and startling ideas among students. Senior class members take a field trip to the well-known Ed Debevics in downtown Chicago. Field trips offer a learning experience, as well as a change of pace, to everyday school life. throughout a student’s four high school years. Senior Caryn Berk and date happily share one of Many special moments are experienced those special moments at the 1987 Homecom¬ ing Ball. Checking In 3 Karyn Elliott, one of the ten nominees for Homecoming Queen, and Craig Gramatis, nomi¬ nee for King, enjoy a pleasant ride down Oakton street during the parade. Many clubs also took part in the parade with creative multicolored floats. 4 Checking In Checking In Early every weekday morning, the tranquil, undis¬ turbed halls of NiWeHi un¬ dergo a remote transforma¬ tion. Students begin to pile into the building by the doz¬ ens, and tranquility is sud¬ denly replaced by an explo¬ sion of ear-piercing voices. “Checking In” has become a daily ritual of these high school students. It acknowl¬ edges the start of another challenging school day. Students riding the school bus usually arrive first, thus enjoying a full 30 minute free time. They await the appear¬ ance of their buses at var¬ ious stops throughout Lin- colnwood, Morton Grove, Niles, and Skokie. More for¬ tunate students, normally upperclassmen, have the privilege of driving to school. Students prefer to drive rather than take the bus be¬ cause it means an extra half hour of sleep and a later de¬ parture from home. Never¬ theless, even driving has its disadvantages. Arriving at school later often means searching for a parking space, and sometimes walk¬ ing from the far end of the lot in bad weather. Once inside the building, the majority of students lounge in the cafeteria. A manifold of loud, chattering voices echo throughout the cafeteria, Oakton Lobby, and hallways. Others prefer a more serene environment, choosing the library or re¬ source centers to complete homework. An overabun¬ dance of students wait for their turn in front of the overcrowded bathroom mir¬ rors, and the pounding of basketballs vibrate through¬ out the contest gym. Finally, the 7:30 bell sounds. The previously crowded hallways are sud¬ denly empty and peaceful. Only the familiar sound of the P.A. announcements can be heard. Another school day has begun. A smile of satisfaction appears on senior Jinjer Brody’s face as she completes a perfectly coordinated routine. As usual, the pom pon girls use creativity and skill¬ ful moves to impress their audience. Checking In 5 Along with the high ranked status of ’’the senior class” comes the privilege of being nominated to Homecoming court. King and Queen nominees anxiously await the results of the election. Junior Calvin Ramseyer enjoys the excess attention he receives after his unfortunate injury. Close friends and classmates take time out of their schedules to comfort him. Checking Up On Vocabulary Any intelligent student at Niles West knows the impor¬ tance of a well developed vo¬ cabulary. No matter what class a student takes, vo¬ cabulary always plays a part. Vocabulary can even help a student relate to both past events, and new exper¬ iences. Every high school student should know these few terms: Freshman (fesh men), 1. Undermostclassman. 2. A student who buys elevator passes. 3. A student who looks for homeroom grade on his report card. 4. Some¬ one who brings home every One, two, three, four, .. Pom pon members Monica Uhm and Kelly Cordes contribute ideas for a new routine while trying to keep count of the one’s they have already learned. book and studies them vi¬ gorously, even though homework wasn’t assigned. 5. A student who wanders aimlessly. Sophomore (sof a mor), 1. Underclassman. 2. A stu¬ dent who thinks he knows what he is doing, but doesn’t. 3. A student who rules the busses since ju¬ niors and seniors don’t take them. Junior (jUn yar), 1. Up¬ perclassman. 2. A student who realizes college is around the corner. 3. A vic¬ tim of the ACT and SAT. Senior (sen yar), 1. Up- permostclassman. 2. A stu¬ dent who knows what to do yet prefers not to do it. 3. One whose main function is laziness. 4. A student who knows, loves, and anxiously waits for David Letterman to come on. 5. A student who suffers from senioritis. Senioritis (sen yar itis), 1. The incurable disease of de¬ siring to graduate from high school without working. 2. Disease can affect a senior only 3. symptoms include: laziness, boredom, lack of sleep, and carelessness. Varsity football players Brian Buehling and Pablo Blanco receive explosive cheers from a rowdy audience. With that boost of confidence, players feel more secure about the upcoming game. Junior Jenny Duda is deeply touched by a compliment she has just received from a friend. Sometimes a few simple words from others can brighten up a student’s day. As Indian fans watch attentively from the bleachers, the Varsity football team prepares for another clever play. Daily practice is required of team members throughout the season. 6 Checking In Mobs of excited students support the Indians as they advance to another victory. School sporting events prove to be popular among NiWeHi students, and usually result in an abundance of attendants. Sophomore punkers Denise Panoutsos and Lilliana Engel discuss how they obtain their lovely hair color. Many strange and unusual sights haunt the hallways on Halloween. Suspense finally comes to an end as the Homecoming King and Queen are announced. Seniors Joy Grossberg and Anthony Irpino enjoy their reign of King and Queen. Checking In 7 Oral reports are often required of students in many classes. Arthur Khamis and James Lee listen attentively as Tim Ledwon reads his paper to the class. Seniors Regardless of how diverse each individual of the class of, ’88 was, they all shared one common trait — they were finally SENIORS!!! Col¬ lege applications flooded the desks of these students, and frequent visits with their counselors occurred. This was the exciting time they had patiently waited for. The discovery of the college they would be attending highlight¬ ed the entire year. Other special moments added pleasure and enjoy¬ ment to senior life. This time more than ever students were certain to attend events such as the Home¬ coming dance, football games, Turnabout, and prom, knowing that this would be their final opportu¬ nity. Seniors focused their at¬ tention upon possibilities for the future. Besides college, various other options were available. The Armed Forces made frequent visits and talked with interested stu¬ dents. Others chose the world of work as their future by searching for full-time 0 jobs. Seniors made their final year at West a memorable one by taking part in the stu¬ dent government, school sports, organizations, and plays. They were definitely a rowdy bunch, always making themselves known at school assemblies as they chanted loudly, “Senior! Seniors!” Senior Jeannine DiModica and fellow classmate catch up on the latest West Word news. Students look forward to reading the school newspaper when it is distributed on Wednesdays. Gina Bravos and Ken Munic are stunned by the gossip they hear from a classmate. Students find some free time in their schedules to spend with friends. 8 Division-Seniors Let’s hear it for the senior! Pablo Blanco participates in the excitement at the Homecoming Pep Assembly. Division-Seniors 9 Indians Rock The House Enthusiasm rocked the hallways, as school spirit erupt¬ ed throughout NiWeHi! The feelings of suspense and ex¬ citement roared in the gymnasium during pep assem¬ blies. Friends and enemies alike forgot their differences and set out for a common goal, to cheer out teams to victory. The feelings of unity and enthusiasm were evident as the flocks of student crammed into the gymnasium. Ex¬ plosions of red and white bodies filled the once empty bleachers. Fans yelled, screamed, and of course, chanted the school spirit songs. School spirit was not only shown at the pep assemblies, but throughout the entire week leading up to the games. The Midnight Riders displayed much school spirit throughout the season. They went on toilet paper fren¬ zies at varsity athletes ' houses to inspire positive winning attitudes. Homecoming week arrived, bringing with it mobs of psyched Indians. Hundreds of painted students went on a spirit warpath to express their enthusiasm. Activites for the week consisted of dress up days which involved class levels wearing different colors and unusual styles of dress attire, contests for the best toga, greatest putting ability in golf, and the quick football uniform change contest. These were all held to boost spirit and morale. The dedi¬ cation to school spirit will never die in the hearts of our true-blue, red and white Indians. n Senior Craig Gramatis finds the English Resource Center the ideal place for some last minute studying. Cramming half an hour before a test is extreme¬ ly popular among students, especially seniors. Laura Abrahams Mathew Achett Bob Adams Scott Adams Dennis Agnos 10 Seniors Imran Akhter Linda Alexander Andra Amato Jill Amodeo Jenny Anast Robert Anderberg Sean Ansett John Antich Angie Apostolopoulos Tim Arndt Howard Aronesti Pete Athans Practice makes perfect! Senior Mark Stotland Different students have different ideas on how to discovers that all the hours of tedious work and use their study hall. This is obvious with seniors dedication actually do pay off. Evie Murgas. studying her history notes, and Roderick Pintang, daydreaming about his week¬ end plans. Seniors 11 Chris Atkinson Dessie Atsaves David Aufrecht Hyung IL Bae Darrin Bairn Gurinder Bains Sari Baker John Barba Nate Bates Lainie Bauer Josephine Bayaua John Bencivenga Carefully demonstrating the tradi- One more role of toilet paper and they’re off! Senior midnight rider members Julie Wickell, Dawn Jacobs, and Gina tional Indian Warpath Dance is Niles Bravos decide which football players’ houses they will T.P. tonight. West’s mascot Julie Wozniak. Ju¬ lie’s contribution to school spirit is greatly appreciated. 12 Seniors If one were to ask sen¬ iors, “What’s new at school?”, they would probably answer, “Not much!” In fact, some would consider the ab¬ sence of Nibs in the vend¬ ing machines or the dis¬ continuation of ‘‘the thought for the day” in the daily bulletin as the most significant turn of their high school careers; however, with time comes change, and dur¬ ing the past four years, the senior class has adapted to several trans¬ formations within the school. Some alterations were advantageous to students, while others forced students to adjust to different lifestyles at school. Each September, students returned finding at least one aspect of their school different. Some of these changes that the seniors saw dur¬ ing their four year terms were: A NEWLY REPAVED PARKING LOT lacking speed bumps and pot¬ holes and providing a smoother ride for CARS. A CAR and numerous watches painted on the uninteresting cafeteria wall by several talented STUDENTS. THE STUDENTS’dream of a pop machine was finally realized in 1985 when one was installed in the hall outside of the cafeteria. For many students, the soda replaced school lunches and, hence, cre¬ ated disapproval among the ADMINISTRATION. THE ADMINISTRATION decided to revoke stu¬ dents’ privileges of free access in the halls after a series of senior pranks. A new system of closed hall¬ ways was incorporated decrease disorder ar CLASSROOM DISRUP¬ TION. CLASSROOM DISRUP¬ TION due to hallway noise was a key reason for in¬ stalling beige carpeting outside classrooms. Be¬ sides absorbing sound, it gave a neater appearance to THE HALLWAYS. THE HALLWAYS were painted pink to compli¬ ment the tiny bits of pink in the tiles which were covered a year later with CARPETING. While each class might claim to have seen it all, every student will always see the new come in and the old go out. Each year, our school has continued to expand in hopes of cre¬ ating a perfect environ¬ ment in which students and faculty can learn and work. That Was Then, This Is Now A Craig Berent Sheri Berger Caryn Berk Debbie Berman s:..m J Steven Bezanis Ginny Blameuser Pablo Blanco Melanie Block SL- v u Kim Boulware Chris Bradbury Gina Bravos Frank Brodsky 0 Jinjer Brody Alison Brooks Angie Brown Mary Brown Brian Buehling Amy Burnham Bill Burns John Callas Stephanie Callas Joe Camilli Kim Cancelleri Tony Carollo College Pressures Push Seniors O.k., we’re seniors! We’ve struggled through the difficult years of high school. The so called “blow-off year” has finally arrived, right? Wrong! Plenty of hard work was still ahead for students in their senior year. College preparations made up the bulk of this hard work. Many students failed to realize the importance of meeting application dead¬ lines. “Colleges filled up so quickly, this year more than any. If you missed a deadline, they wouldn’t even give you the benefit of the doubt,” comment¬ ed college counselor Frank Mustari. Besides application deadlines, colleges pres¬ sured seniors to keep grades up and to choose challenging senior year courses. Colleges com¬ monly refused to admit students who met class rank and test score re¬ quirements, but took “push-over classes” and let their grades drop dur¬ ing senior year. Students who had been accepted to a college couldn’t afford to let their grades drop either. Even after admission, the col¬ leges kept a close watch¬ ful eye on the students’ performance in the class¬ room until graduation. College deadlines and requirements definitely put a strain on seniors. To cope with these pres¬ sures, seniors had to con¬ tinue working as hard as in their previous high school years. 14 Seniors Brad Carstens Ray Castro John Catuira " uT Kyung Chang Doreen Chen Eric Chern Amy Chertow Julie Cho Junho Cho It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No. it’s senior Kim Boulware swinging into action as she tests the newly constructed obstacle course equip¬ ment. James Choi Kang Choi Linda Choi Seniors 15 Seong Choi Julie Christensen Sue Chung Susan Chung Preston Clark Darryl Colen Jacqueline Congine Dora Connell Mike Cooper Kelly Cordes Colleen Covington Sean Cresham Homecoming activities bring about much competition and enthusiasm among the dif¬ ferent grade levels. Seniors Gabi Tomacic and Anna Lee wait anxiously in line for their turn in the relay race. 16 Seniors Every year in May, something isn’t right. The hallways seem more quiet and less crowded. Freshmen walk unharassed. The senior section of the cafeteria is suddenly uninhabit¬ ed. Students notice that the seniors have disappeared. The big question c : Where have all the seniors ;one??? For many years, seniors ave banded together to blow off ne day of school, know as Senior . u t Day. On this day, seniors gather ‘ogether at a beach, the forest pre¬ serve, or other favorite outdoor spot to relax and party with their obnox¬ iously rowdy peers. When asked how long Senior Cut Day has existed, Mr. Albiani responded, " For as long as I An Everlasting Tradition can remember.” Controversy has arisen over this tradition, and many efforts have been made to stop this unruly be¬ havior. " I don’t see anything wrong wit h Senior Cut Day,” commented junior Estelle Nikolakakis. " Seniors deserve a day off anyway.” Howev¬ er, the deans and administration feel differently about the situation. They have tried to deter this one day strike with extra long detensions and suspensions, but the seniors always seem to prevail. " I hope Senior Cut Day will still be a tradition when I’m a senior,” stated freshman Geoff Pyter. Alan Cruz Joe Czernik Scott D’Agostino Jim Daehler Julie Daehler Joel Dalinka Tom Dallianis Berna Danguilan Atourina Davoodifar Michelle Dayan Eileen Deano Joe Dellumo Seniors 17 What’s In A Name Some seniors have very unusu¬ al names. Some don’t. We’ve tak¬ en some of those not so unusual names and made them unusual. Don ' t you think it would be funny if: SCOTT was an EVE instead of an ADAMS SARI was a BARBER instead of a BAKER SHERI was a HOT DOG instead of a BERGER PABLO was a NEGRO instead of a BLANCO MELANIE was a CIRCLE instead of a BLOCK PETE was a ROME instead of an ATHANS ALLISON was a RIVER instead of a BROOKS ANGIE was a BLACK instead of a BROWN KELLY was a JEANS instead of a CORDES TRACI was a WASHER instead of a DREIER ANN was a BOWLER instead of a FISHER DANNY was a RED instead of a GOLD LISA was a WEEKDAY instead of a HALLIDAY HELEN was a STOMACH instead of a HART BRIAN was an IRAQ instead of an ISRAEL BRAD was a HOLE instead of a CAVE JACK was a REEF instead of a CORAL ANNA was a LEVI instead of a LEE TOMMY was a JUNE instead of a MAY BRIAN was a BUDWEISER instead of a MILLER CHARLOTTE was a FOREST instead of a PARK GREG was a SINGIN’ instead of a RAPPIN HERB was a CARTER instead of a REGAN DEBORAH was a TURKEY instead of a RUBIN GWEN was a DANCER instead of a SINGER TRACEY was a BOW instead of a SPEAR ABBY was a MOON instead of a STAR EMILY was a NOPE instead of a YEP JEAN was a ME instead of a YOO 18 Seniors Gail Dennis Herbie Diaz Jeannine Dimodica Jordan Donsky Wendy Doyle Steven Drazner Traci Dreier Sue Drexler Ludmila Dudin Joanne D’Ugo Susan Dumsky Scott Dusten Robyn Edelman Karyn Elliott Robin Emalfarb Marvin Eng Susan Eshaya Ramel Failma Amy Fan Vincent Fang Hayat Feizoulof Fernando Fen Mary Fenton Toni Fermo Along with the title of Sports Editor comes a great deal of responsibility and dedication. Senior Jordan Meyerovitz checks to see what his next assignment will be. Seniors w m j %j . M ™ ■ r. Give me an l-N-D-l-A-N-S! Senior Midnight Riders participate in all the action and spirit as the Homecoming game approaches Marc Fienberg Ross Fischoff Ann Fisher Nikki Florio Linda Fontana Angela Fortuna Angela Fuhs Amy Fullett Noel Garfinkel Steve Georgas Michael Gershbein Cindy Gesklin A Toilet Papered Town Toilet paper, heaps and heaps of soft toilet paper, was found thrown over the trees and bushes. Senior Midnight Riders scurried silently in the darkness of the night. Every evening before a football, soccer, or basketball game, a group of dedi¬ cated senior girls took a couple of hours to bake cookies, make cre¬ ative posters, and gather up rolls and rolls of toilet paper to decorate the players’ houses. These acts boosted the spirit not only of the players, but also allowed these girls to actively participate in bringing spirit to all of NiWeHi. Commenting on the spirited group are some of the senior Midnight Rid¬ ers. “Midnight Riding allowed me to get involved in school spirit. It was a great feeling the next morning when the players told us that we did a great job teepeeing their houses. It made me feel appreciated and totally psyched me up for those Friday night games,” stated Cathy Smith. Another senior rid¬ er, Amy Fullet, added, “Sometimes the players didn’t get enough credit for all their hard work. Having their houses tee-peed let them know that we cared and appreciated all of their efforts.” Even though Midnight Riding was not always compatible with the Riders’ schedules, this activity still allowed them to participate in school spirit, even after the school day ended at NiWeHi! Danny Gold Stephanie Gold Stacy Goldstin Tina Gonzales Monica Goodman Oliver Graf Craig Gramatis Deanna Gramatis Rachel Greenspan Amy Grimaldi Joy Grossberg Alex Gruzmark Seniors 21 Leo Gubenko Laura Gunnarson Brian Gut Gail Gutterman Kerstin Hagg Kristofer Hainke Lisa Halliday Angela Hanga Craig Harris Helen Hart Julie Hedrich Amy Heytow Old Time Rock Roll What are they? They’re reminisciences from the past be they good or bad. Here are some selections from the 83-88 jukebox. Select your favorite from the choices mentioned below. Brad Kave “Born in the USA” (Bruce Springsteen) Bob Adams “And happiness is all you need” (Led Zepplin) Rick Schaefer “Blame is better to give than to receive” (Rush) Ross Fischoff “So much style without substance, so much stuff without style” (Rush) Caryn Berk “Oh, we’re half way there. Oh, oh, living on a prayer” (Bon Jovi) Cathy Smith “We are always wanting the things we cannot find. You know that we are always wasting time’ (Inxs) Jimmy Jung “Just take a sad song and make it better” (Beatles) Steve Schaffer “It’s been such a long time, I think I should be going. Time doesn’t wait for me. It keeps on rolling” (Boston) Amy Chertow “That’s what friends are for” (Dionne Warwick) Preston Clark “The Indians needed food; they needed skinds for a roof. They only took what they needed. Baby, millions of buffalo were the proof” (Ted (gonzo) Nugent) Evie Murgas “The future’s open wide” (Modern English) Howard Aronesti “With a little help from my friends” (Beatles) Karla Krone “But which ever way I go, I come back to the place where you are” (Peter Gabriel) Susan Silverman “You’ve got a friend” (James Taylor) Tracey Michaels “I will get by” (Grateful Dead) Larry Mills “Poor man wanna be king and then king ain’t satisfied ’til he rules everything” (Bruce Springsteen) Joe Czernick “What a long strange trip it’s been” (Grateful Dead) 22 Seniors Anita Hintz Carrie Hintzke Douglas Hirsh David Hodshire Dale Hoeft Susan Hoerrmann Meehee Hong Christine Hsing Judy Hsu Diana lacobazzi Dan Incze Anthony Irpino Senior Arre Terestsky begins to show severe signs of “senioritis”. Many students find study halls the ideal time to catch some Z’s. Seniors 23 Brian Israel Stefani Ivicic Dawn Jacobs Robin Jaffray Karin Janessa Milenia Jevremovich High school friendships are very special, and therefore, will always be remembered. Sen¬ iors Karyn Elliott and Barbara Noeson remi¬ nisce some of their wild and crazy times to¬ gether. Aaron Joffe Susan Johnson Joseph Jovero Athina Katsis Paul Katz Gary Kaufman 24 Seniors ♦ Brad Kave Robert Keller Al Kene Bertha Khasho Benson Kim Byong Kim Grace Kim John Kim Joohee Kim Paul Kim Sarah Kim Keith Kleiner To Study, Or Not To Study That was the question that every senior had to ask continuously dur¬ ing his or her four years at Niles West. Students either studied hard and had limited free time, or didn’t study and depended upon pure fate and good luck. When first entering high school, most students studied strenuously to get off to a good start. Like most freshmen, books were carried home by the dozen. Sophomore year, part-time jobs and other activities became part of the daily schedule, and students’ free time was restrict¬ ed to an even greater extent. Even¬ tually, junior year arrived and stu¬ dents received the big warning. “Get your act together for college NOW!” This bit of advice was heard time and time again. Some chose to listen to these sincere words of wisdom, while others ignored them. PSAT’s and ACT’s came into the picture, and students began looking into col¬ lege and career choices. Last, but never least, senior year appeared. Signs of “senioritis” were diagnosed among members of the senior class. Some of the more common symp¬ toms included laziness, lack of inter¬ est in school work, and the down¬ right urge to party! By the end of the year, most seniors hadn’t a care in the world. They felt they deserved freedom from homework after three long tedious years of studying. This was their time to sit back, relax, and enjoy themselves for the remainder of their high school lives. They had finally fulfilled their requirements and applied to schools that they were interested in attending. All that was left to do was wait. So seniors waited for the day that they would become freshmen once again. Soon, they would have to ask themselves that same question one more time. To study or not to study, that is the question. Seniors 25 t Those Crazy Teachers Of Niles West! Many teachers have familiar sayings that their students will al¬ ways remember. Those same words, phrases, sentences and quotes are something we can all relate to. Some of these quotes will go down in the Niles West His¬ tory book. Mr. Schutt - “I’m not going to be your buddy, your pal, or your friend.” Mr. Strnad - “Teens are great!” Mr. Koch - “Join the band wagon.” Mr. Savage - “Join the track team and you’ll get an automatic A.” Mr. Hill - “Hey tigers!” Miss O’Reiley - “Come on chico.” (Erase ... erase ...) Mr. Dvorak - “5, 5, or 1.” Mr. Lucas - “This year I’m going to get real strict with you girls.” Mr. Boevers - “Oh sorry, I got sidetracked again.” Mrs. Hentz - “Alright ... I’m wrong again.” Ms. VanDorpe - “Hmmmm.” Miss Stevens - “25 extra points if you turn your outline in on Monday.” Mr. Galla - “Any comments, any questions, can you think of anything?” Mr. Orr - “This year I’m not going to yell. If you want a fall delivery ...” Mr. Knaak - “Open your Warrener’s.” Ted Kobeski Patricia Koliopoulos George Kolovos Steve Koo Chris Kopier Jack Korol Maria Korolis Kristina Koscak Maxyne Kozil Stefanie Krakow Karla Krone Ronald Lamlech 26 Seniors George Langis Lisa Laporte Lisa Larraondo Tim Ledwon Anna Lee Elizabeth Lee Hye Ri Lee John Lee Seung-Sook Lee Sandy Lepold Maria Lereno Ellian Levin Students find free time useful for socializing, relaxing, and catching up on homework not done the night before. Comparing notes be¬ fore their next class are seniors Stacy Strati- gakes and Ken Munic. Seniors 27 Cindy Levine Robert Levy Demetrios Limber Anne Liosatos Jason Litwin Robert Liu Steve Livaditis Kevin Lochner Roddy Loewenthal Paul Lopez Lisa Lovett Alex Loyfman A sign of relief is breathed by senior Senior Karin Janessa completes her homework assignment under the watchful eyes of classmates Laura Gunnar Traci Dreier as she wins another son and Scott Dusten With all their ideas put together. Karin is sure to receive an " A”. game. The fundamentals of various sports are taught to students in gym classes. 28 Seniors National Merit Semi-Finalists Michelle Mackey Isam Makhlouf Aaron Malina Benjamin Malkin Romeo Mangul Pam Markfield Pam Marks Pat Marron Kelly Martin Wendy Martin Lisa Martinson Jeff Matsuda “Make sure you have of “commended stu- Lisa focused her essay One of the main bene- lead in your mechanical dents.” The raw score for on her future plans and fits of becoming a nation- pencil.” These words en- merit semi-finalists varies her extra-curricular activi- al merit semi-finalist, and compass the advice of from year to year but is ties. Nick wrote about his then a finalist, is that it senior Gail Gutterman to usually between 194 and time playing football, his opens up the opportunity those preparing to take 197. The cut-off this year work on the mural on the of special merit scholar- the PSAT. Gail, along with was 197 for a semi-finalist cafeteria wall, and various ships to the students. At fellow seniors Lisa Halli- and 180 for a commend- jobs during his high- the very least, colleges day, Meena Ravella, and ed student. Our four semi- school career. Meena are greatly impressed. Nick Nafpliotis, was finalists easily made the opted to focus her essay The main pieces of ad- named a national merit cut-off with scores rang- mainly on the subject of vice to future PSAT test- semi-finalist. ing from 200 to 208. prejudice, and Gail wrote takers given by Gail, Nick, To become a semi-fina- Once a student is about how dissecting a and Meena were to take list, a student must take named a semi-finalist, the frog affected her life. practice tests and to the PSAT as a junior, next steps to become a fi- Their academic goals study the vocabulary. Those students who nalist are to get a counsel- are as varied as their es- Students should also try score in the top 1.5 per- or’s recommendation and say topics. Meena is not to worry about the cent are semi-finalists and to write an essay. The headed toward an eco- test too much, according may try for the rank of “fi- topic for this year’s essay nomics major, while Nick to Lisa. And, most impor- nalist.” About 90 percent was simply to write about is going into engineering, tantly, don’t forget the of the semi-finalists be- yourself. Our four merit Gail plans to go into liberal lead for your pencil! come finalists. Those who semi-finalists approached arts with a pre-med ma- score in the top 4.2 per- this topic in many differ- jor, and Lisa is moving to- cent are given the honor ent ways. wards marine biology. Seniors 29 David Matz Tom May Tom Mazarakis Kim McAllister Coleen McCarthy Judy McGinley Lisa Meisner Karin Meixner Aurelit Mercado Larry Meyer Jordan Meyerovitz Tracey Michaels Fads And Fancies Don’t the constant whines of teenagers usu¬ ally concern what they should wear to school to¬ morrow, or where they should go over the week¬ end? Everyone wants to be at the right place and do what is cool and ac¬ cepted by everyone else. To put an end to this non¬ sense, a list has been composed for your refer¬ ence. So the next time you’re in doubt, don’t panic. Check this out! What’s In string bracelets Squirt shirts convertibles Grateful Dead pep assemblies Reeboks tie dye McDonald’s spring break leather tapered mini-skirts stone washed “Guess” prom seniors What’s Out rhinestone bracelets oxfords station wagons Bon Jovi classes Nikes paisley school cafeteria finals polyester bell bottoms knickers pin striped “Gloria Vanderbuilt” Frosh-Soph Mixer everyone else 30 Seniors Kathy Michalsen Christine Milewski Brian Miller Larry Mills Laura Milsk Beth Milstein Bryan Mittelman Aaron Moy Ken Munic Evie Murgas Heather Murphy Nick Nafpliotis Troubled senior Craig Gramatis turns to class¬ mate Karin Janessa for some helpful advice. After all. that ' s what friends are for! Seniors 31 With smiles on their faces, seniors Kevin Lochner and Scott Poulos leave the cafeteria. Was today’s school lunch actually that good? Brian Nakai Julia Nelsen Jennifer Nelson David Neuhauser Jackie Niziolek Barbara Noesen Don Nole Ninus Odishoo Chris Oliver Kirk Oliver Karin Orsic Dena Owens 32 Seniors Carol Pack Georgette Pages F Ida Pangilinan Rossini Parayno Charlotte Park Hong Joon Park Rohit Patel Anna Patrian John Patyk Melvin Pemble Rodolfo Perez William Pergl Not A Breeze You’re planning to take an A.P. course! Ask yourself these questions before you commit yourself. Are A.P. classes the most challenging courses at West? Can I cram for the essay test the night before? Even though the answers to these signifi¬ cant questions differ, one thing that all students agree on is the 20 hours of studying needed each week. De¬ pending on the content, A.P. classes differ. All teachers conduct their classes in varying ways, and A.P. stu¬ dents have a variety of opinions about A.P. classes: Greg Rudin “For a big guy like me, I can handle anything.” Brian Buehling “They are extremely hard, especially if you do not study.” Tom Dallianis “Not a blowoff, a lot of work. Afterall, it is a college credit it is worth.” Mike Tipesco “Challenging.” Eric Biljetina “I think it is the same as an honors class. There’s just more homework.” Eric Orsic “Basically they are pretty challenging.” Anne Liosatos “Stimulate my thinking.” Memories A congruent group, just as one. Our senior class shared lots of fun. Together we started at a time not so near, Appropriately named freshman year. Meeting each other, such an easy start, Not even a thought of our final depart. Sophomore year developed with the name, Our bunch of wise fools did not easily tame. The games and antics were part of our spirit, Too bad nobody else wanted to hear it. Junior year started off with a blast, Rockets glared, for we became upperclass. College and preparation required some thought, Without all these, most would have been caught. At last senior year was finally achieved, Along with the spirit on which we believed. Together our class laughed, cried, and learned, Obtaining the position we consistently urged. Our spirit has leapt to soaring heights, From here we will try with all our mights. Tracy Perrotta Laura Persky Tina Piluris David Pinsel Roderick Pintang Karen Pintz Mary Pobol Martha Pontikis Jessica Porter Steve Posavac Scott Poulos Stephanie Pritzker o 34 Seniors Frank Psyhogios John Puljic Sabina Puthusseril Lena Quilici Huma Rana Meena Ravella Herb Regan Laura Reiff Tom Reynolds David Rhee Claudia Ridley Christi Roberts The English Resource Center is a popular study place among students. Senior Jenny Anast finds what is going on in the hallway to be more amusing than her homework. Seniors 35 ■ Todd Romashko Steve Rosen Rachel Rosenberg Gregory Rosow Sheryl Rubens Sue Rubenstein Debbie Rubin Greg Rudin St - Hi i Jean Ruley Stacy Saitta Ben Salkin Arturo Sanchez 7 I One. two. three, step! Senior Eliza¬ beth Stipisic concentrates on her performance and cheers the Indi¬ ans to another victory. Sealed with a kiss! Senior Dana Siciliano happily accepts a date with fellow classmate Ted Xentaras o Seniors Ready Or Not, The Time Is Here Where will you be after college graduation? Maybe you will be the next lotto winner, the new bass play¬ er for Bruce Springsteen, or maybe even the new Larry Bird. The future lies in your hands, shaped by your hopes and dreams. When Niles West seniors were asked what their after college plans were, they gave the following responses: “I hope to be drafted by the Cubs. " Brad Kave “To vacation in Hawaii and become a physical therapist. " Lilianna Williamson “To be a D.J. for B96. " Aurleto Merkato “I’d like to attend graduate school and become a doctor. Vince Fang “I want to be very, very rich. " Anthony Irpino “I’d like to marry a rich and successful guy. " Tracey Michaels “To be a high school math teacher. " Jenny Anast “I ' d like to invent mirrored contact lenses. " Carrie Hintzke “I am going to move to Bedrock so I can live with my dad and workout with stone weights and get huge. " Howie Aronesti “I wish to reconcile with my parents for their Audi 5000 S. " John Puljic Li fc m V: MM UA a ' . M v Wk hi mv ■t (ieorge Santillan Anup Sathy Richard Schaefer Steven Schaffer Renee Schmidt Marsha Schnayer Paul Schoknecht Mark Schusteff Ami Schwartz Sam Seung Hanan Shamoon Jennette Shedroff Mindy Shiftman Dana Siciliano Mohammed Siddiqui Rome Silverman Susan Silverman Gwen Singer Jeff Skoglund Natalie Slisz Cathy Smith David Smolinski .Ronald Sobczak Carolyn Song Note The Difference Many changes took place between freshman and senior year. Seniors walked around empty handed, while the naive babies of the school, the “freshies,” carried around their entire locker with a schedule in clear view. They had to be cau¬ tious of their every move, because humiliation seemed to follow them everywhere, whether walking into the wrong classroom, tripping up the stairs, or dropping trays in the cafeteria. These events caused enough embarrassment to last a lifetime, or so it seemed. Sophomore year brought a relief from the pressure of freshman sta¬ tus. The worries of get¬ ting, or actually forget¬ ting, how to get to the | gym had disappeared. Horray! The excitement I of being an upperclass¬ man came junior year when they were finally seated on the lower level for pep assemblies, re¬ ceived driver’s licenses, and became part of varsi¬ ty teams. As juniors, they began to think about post high school plans. Seniors at last, they had made it to the top! They didn’t have anyone to look up to anymore, just younger people to I look at and impress with) their new superiority. Seniors not only had the chance to feel “cool” this year, but also finally had to decide on the college they would be attending. [ The following quotes by I [ seniors reflect how theyl feel they have changed :| ‘I have ... become more mature’ _ Cindy Levine fewer brain cells” _ Ben Yashon become more sure of myself and have longer hair” .... Evie Murgas become more immature” _ Kevin Lochner come to Niles West and gotten better looking” _ Staci Stratigakes better times” _ Kelly Cordes grown one and one- half inches” _ Anthony Irpino straighter hair” _ Stephanie Gold become more obnoxious” _ Wendy Martin blonder hair now” _ Dana Siciliano a better way of dressing, a lot better” .... Ken Munic learned how to deal with Niles West” _ Cathy Smith Tracey Michaels 38 Seniors Alex Soren Joan Sosnowski George Sotiropoulos Tracy Spear Mark Speidel Soula Spyropoulos Abby Starr David Steiner Linda Steiner Elizabeth Stipisic Ryan Stoeterau John Stulac Striving for another touchdown is what senior Brian Buehling does best. The members’ skill and positive attitude keeps up their spirit and winning way! Seniors 39 Seniors Phillip Taldone Maritess Tamunday Joseph Tarica Pam Thill Arthur Tiersky Janet Till Katie Swanson Dawn Szabo Lana Taheny Mircea Tipescu Gabi Tomacic Angelo Tsagalis Go Big Red! Those are the words senior cheerleader Angela Hanga chants on the side lines of an Indian football game. I ► r Wild ' iV Crazy Weekends Partying, going to flicks, and cruis¬ ing is how we, the seniors, spent our weekends. Even though we couldn’t always find a happenin’ spot, we al¬ ways managed to find a way to have a fine time. Not everyone hung out with the same people, but within crowds. The more mellow student found himself more content just studying at home or simply relaxing. However, the majority of students found themselves searching for something new and exciting to do. Seniors felt that their weekends had changed entirely since their fresh¬ man year. Most say that they now have more freedom. The following list gives an idea of how the class of ' 88 spent their weekends. Julie Wickell ... “I studied and went to church ... I think.” Frank Brodsky ... “I tried to block school out of my mind.” Anonymous ... “I hung out at the Touhy McDonald’s and squeeled my tires.” Lisa Meisner ... “I went out with Gus.” Brad Carstens ... “I studied with Ducky.” Ann Liosatos ... “I caught up on sleep.” Kevin Lochner ... “I had a big tea party and watched the Smurfs.” Roderick Pintang ... “I went to dances and to parties with my friends.” Greg Rappin ... “I played in a band.” Dawn Jacobs ... “I stayed home and studied with Ducky and Brad.” Angela Hanga ... “I got chased by cops from one place to another.” Stacy Stratigakes ... “I planned a diet that would start on Monday.” John Tsau Ari Turetzky Alek Tziortzis Monica Uhm Ann Marie Valenti Lalaine Valignota Helen Vayzman Charlotte Vopal Angie Waggoner Patrick Warden Michelle Weberman Jennifer Weiss Seniors 41 Farewell To High School Friendships People come and people go, It happens every day. And though good-bye is such a simple word, I find it hard to say. Our friendships in these past four years, I’ve cherished from the start. Although we’re going our separate ways, We’ll still be close at heart. As I sadly watch you leaving me, I ' ll try hard not to cry. Because this isn’t the only time, I’ll have to say good-bye. Gina Whalin Julie Wickell Shehan Wickre- mesekera Lilianna Williamson Matthew Winer John Witzgall Andrea Wollenberg Julie Wozniak Ted Xentaras James Yactor Leo Yampolsky Ban Yaroo 42 Seniors Ben Yashon Jon Yefsky Emily Yep Lori Yetter Tom Yi Henry Yim Tom Yim Jean Yoo Wayne Youkhana Seniors Kelly Martin and Anna Lee look back upon past experiences with a smile. Although students eventually go their separate ways, memories from their high school years will hold a special place in their hearts’ forever Seniors 43 Juniors Jeni Duda and Danielle Chams find a cozy spot on the front lawn to finish studying for their test. Studying together often helps students to accomplish more work in less time. Juniors Upperclassmen at last! Unfortunately, juniors found that being upperclassmen wasn’t as glamorous as it had once seemed. Of course junior year brought about many special privileges. Driv¬ ing to school rather than tak ing the bus was one exciting happening. Sitting on the main floor during assem blies. taking part in varsity sports, becoming a Midnight Rider, and attending prom also provided enjoyment for juniors. However, junior year also brought about more pres¬ sure and stress than ever be¬ fore. Preparation for college began with PSAT. SAT. and ACT tests. Class rank sud denly became an important matter To some juniors, this was a pleasant surprise; to others, a maior disappoint¬ ment Upperclassmen learned that scores from the tests, along with their class rank, would almost solely de termine admission to col¬ leges. Challenging classes such as U S. History, chem¬ istry. and American Litera¬ ture appeared as part of ju mors’ daily schedules. As the workload increased, juniors had to find time somewhere in their busy days to concen¬ trate more heavily on their classes. Part time jobs be came a desire of many ju niors who wished to pur¬ chase their own car. insur¬ ance. or simply have extra spending money. Responsi bility came along with the status of being upperclass¬ men. thus transforming na ive students into capable adults. Not another application! Marni Pierini takes full advantage of all the col¬ leges present at College Night while Shannon Crowly waits, rather impa¬ tiently. U.S. History is one of the coarses required of juniors. This class studies diligently knowing that the Constitution test is on its way. Division-Juniors All students need to take a break from their classes at one moment or another. Angelo Michaels finds time to relax be¬ fore hurrying off to his next class. Division-Juniors 45 Prom Preparations Picture a lovely June evening. Imag¬ ine a fancy banquet hall where stream¬ ers drop from the ceiling and brightly colored roses decorate the tables sur¬ rounding a magnificent dance floor. Upon this floor a crowd of Juniors and Seniors dance to a seven piece orches¬ tra and have the time of their lives at Prom. Now picture a group of dedicated Ju¬ nior Class Cabinet members pondering a theme, choosing the favors and ar¬ ranging decorations for the Prom. These Juniors, along with the Sponsor, Mrs. Horwitz, create the glitter of Prom. The responsibilities of the cabi¬ net include choosing the location, audi¬ tioning the band, and selecting the ex¬ act colors and styles of the bids and favors. Students may ask why the Juniors, rather than the Seniors, arrange Prom. Cabinet member. Dawn Rugendorf ex¬ plains, ‘ ' It’s like a present to the Sen¬ iors or a farewell party. By the time May comes along, Seniors are getting set for graduation and don’t want all the responsibility of having to create their own Prom.” Junior Class Cabinet members spend much of their first semester planning bake sales and card sales to increase the treasury so that by sec¬ ond semester, they can focus all their attention on Prom. When the streamers come down and the last tables are cleared, the glitter of Prom Night slowly turns into a mem¬ ory. But, the next year’s Junior Class Cabinet will soon busy themselves with the plans and preparations of the next “Magical Night”. Andree Abelkis Joseph Achett Mathew Adams Mia Adler Suzanne Ahn Mark Anderberg Tecla Annes Maureen Antar Niki Antonakos Ted Apostolopoulos Vahan Aprahamian Senada Arabelovic Midnight Riders stop at nothing when it comes to school spirit. Preparing for the Homecoming Parade are junior members Eden Rocklin. Danielle Singer, and Mindy Nudelman. Martin Bach Esther Bae Eunice Baek Michael Basan Michelle Bauer Marc Bechar Israel Behar Michelle Beller Christi Benedetti Susan Bezanes Jim Bibizas Jeremy Biewer Eric Biljetina Suzanne Bohigian Andrew Bok Katy Born Aaron Boyles Janine Breit Jonathan Breitzer Christine Brown Karla Bruno Andrea Bruscato Jason Burk David Burkhart Robert Burns Kelly Butera Neil Butler Regee Calara George Callas Margaret Campbell Carlos Casas Marsha Chang Yiwen Chang Yoon Chang Shoma Chatterjee Amy Cho Connie Choi Jeannie Choi Maria Choi Shirley Choi Sunny Choi Woojin Choi Chris Chung Joseph Chung Thomas Chung Jim Ciemny Lori Clark Rachel Cohen Michael Colby Joan Colletta Melissa Connell Andy Costello Suzanne Covington Shannon Crowley Arnold Cruz Chris Curtis Kevin Curtis Kendra Davis William DeAcetis Elyse Decker Ever Deguzman Noel Deguzman May De Las Alas Joe Delfin Chris Dempsey Jessica Dickstein Heather Donlon Chris Doroba Dennis Dougherty George Douvikas Ivy Drazner Richard Dubin Junior pom pon members Jeni Duda and Jeannie Choi wait for their cue to begin the routine. The pom pon squad never failed to dazzle the audi¬ ence during halftime. College Spirit Mindy Grossberg, Ali Kwon, and Christina Gabriel put their heads together during yearbook class for some intelligent story ideas. Teamwork and cooperation are necessities when working on the staff. Taking a quick glance around the hallways, Niles West students might wonder if they are attending high school or one of the many colleges in the nation. A great number of students continue to wear sweatshirts, T-shirts, and sweatpants with college logos printed across their chests (and some¬ times their behinds)! These logos in¬ clude various colleges and universities such as Harvard, Arizona State, or Uni¬ versity of Michigan. Frequently during the weekends, many NiWeHi students flock to the uni¬ versities of Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, and Iowa, among others, to buy out the local bookstore’s supply of clothing, thus filling their empty closets back home. This habit may become ex¬ tremely expensive for mom, but as ju¬ nior Sundy Thompson states, “They are worth every penny.” Most of the apparel comes from midwestern schools since many of the brothers and sisters of students attend these col¬ leges and bring home wearable pre¬ sents. While walking down the hall, students should take notice of this popular craze and try to confirm if they really do at¬ tend Niles West or some elite college. Jill Dubrow Jeni Duda Maggie Duffy Ares Ebreo Howard Edelman Raul Engel Dollie Espinosa Tom Farmakis Steve Farmer Marni Feig Christine Feldman Randy Feldman Antonina Fermo Edson Fernandez Laura Ferrin Lisa Fischbach Amy Flack Agustin Flores Joel Fogelson Gina Frake Chris Gabriel Xyla Gatilao Ann Gazer Jason Gelber Marc Geslani Kirsten Gieler Jeff Goby Megan Goldish Tony Granatelli April Grandinetti Juniors 49 Scott Gripman Robyn Groffman Mindy Grossberg Sebouh Gueyikian Claudia Halbac James Han Patrick Hanks Brian Hansen Kevin Hansen Rebecca Hansen Doris Haromi Andreas Harris Judith Hartman Michael Havdala Carl Helwing Melinda Hepner Tim Hieber Dennis Hoelzel Tahli Hoffman Robert Holton Pam Homicke Lawrence Horn Gayle Hortelano Humberto Hortua Stacy Hosch Cheri Howe Tina Hrajnoha Kristina Hugel Anne Humphrey Michael Huss Future Plans What the future holds for the Niles West students remains uncertain. It’s only a prediction of our stimations to what brings our success for the behold¬ er. Below, a survey was collected of future predictions and plans for the forthcoming years of Ni-We-Hi stu¬ dents. I plan to. “Go back to Greece and become a born-again Greek, speak the language, and drive a twin turbo Calloway Cor¬ vette with license plates “ SE AGAPO”. Scott Dustin ’88 “Go on Wheel of Fortune, win a hun¬ dred million dollars, and be with Vanna White!” Anthony Irpino ’88 “Become an anchor woman for NBC and marry a basketball player.” Traci Dreier ’88 “Rev up my car, come back to Skokie and race my car around Touhy Mac’s.” Dave Smolinski ’88 “Steal a car and live in Las Vegas.” Bill Pergl ’88 “Own our own bar grill golf course which will be closed on Mondays for private tournaments.” Craig Harris, Pablo Blanco, and Larry Mills ‘88 Open up a health club salad shop hair spray store called Necessities Unlimit¬ ed with Jinjer Brody and Tracey Mi¬ chaels.” Kelli Cordes ’88 “Become a successful businessman president and remain in some kind of public office.” Dennis Agnos ’88 “Grow up and have seven hands, one for each day of the week, and marry my wench.” Howie Aronesti ' 88 Junior Elena Leibovich attempts to beat the mad rush of students in the hallway. Unfortunately, she ends up being in the middle of it. Loyal fans are found on the bleachers during football games regardless of the weather. Ju¬ niors Ivy Kron, Stacy Lutz, Terry Williams, and Estelle Nikolakakis join other Midnight Riders in cheering on the football team. Jung Hwang Eva Incze Suzette Jaskolka Jaewoo Jeong Christopher Jesse Jeannie Joshi Hilary Kaden Heidi Kaim Gina Kanellakis Hak Joon Kang Joanne Kang Matt Karlesky Lenny Katz Scott Katz Sheri Katz Julie Katzman David Kazarian Rich Keaton Yuri Keegstra Rita Khasho Kevin Kiedaisch Kristy Kiernicki Christine Kim Frank Kim Han Kim Jeannie Kim Jisun Kim Sung Kim Ronald Kiss Tony Klancnik Ivy Kron Tammy Krueger Pete Kucera Ali Kwon Andy LaLiberty Kristi Lail Cia Lallas John Laily Judy Lapp Charles Larenas Stacey Lasker Michael Latash Dean Klemenz Megan Knowles Sally Ko Irina Kogan Julie Kohl John Korolis George Koukos Margaret Kozlowski Tami Kramer Susan Kreimer Eric Kreitzman Richard Krerowicz During free mods, most students can be found socializing with other friends in the cafeteria. A group of juniors find a few minutes to settle a minor disagreement. 52 Juniors Pressures, Hardships, Burdens Headaches, hand cramps, and late night studying quali¬ fy as a few of the hardships many students go through in their junior year. The pres¬ sures of bringing up class rank, taking SAT and ACT’s, and urging from parents and counselors to look at col¬ leges would make any junior want to pull up the covers and go back to sleep every morning. Junior year puts a burden on a student academically, but also provides upper¬ classmen with the best year socially because most indivi¬ duals obtain their licenses to cruise around on Friday and Saturday nights with their friends, finally getting into the long awaited senior par¬ ties and being eligible to at¬ tend prom. Along with the many bur¬ dens and hardships junior year brings, it equally bal¬ ances with the social activi¬ ties that the upperclassmen qualify for. Corinna Law Patricia Lazar Paul Lebovitz Agnes Lee Amy Lee David Lee Edward Lee James Lee Elena Leibovich Naomi Levin Michelle Lewis Beth Lichtenstein David Lieb Susan Lieberman Jordan Light John Liu Tony Liu Kelli Lochner Charles Man Rob Mandell Aaron Marks Jane Martinez Owen Masterton Don Matuszak Stacy Lutz Mikhail Lyubansky Renee Makdah Demitra Makedonski Jason Malkin Marnie Malnekoff Juniors 53 54 What A Nightmare! Slowly rising out of bed, Joe, the typical NiWeHi student, stumbles across the dark shadowy hallways to the shower when a thought jumps his mind: TEST, or more accurately, re¬ morse for forgetting to study for a test. At 7:00 a.m. Joe hurriedly dresses, with suds still in his hair and stubble on his cheeks and chin. While running down the stairs, eating breakfast, and even proceeding to the bus stop, Joe tries to absorb the material from his previously untouched book for his third period class. Purposely missing the first two classes of the day. he tries to cram more information into his head for the test, and as a result, receives two more hours of detention. Arriving for the dreaded test, Joe hears his teacher announce that the test will not be administered until a later date. At this point, Joe, ready for a doctor, or at least a pass to the nurse, hears a high- pitched ring interrupting his nervous breakdown. The scream of his alarm clock causes Joe to bolt straight up in bed as he realizes that this fiasco has only occurred in an extremely bad dream. Hoping that he will gain the final point needed to win. Calvin Ramseyer concentrates on his serve. Tennis was one of the many options available to students in gym classes. Juniors Heather McCulloh Jennifer McGeary Jason McGuire Keith McMath Pat Merkel Kim Miceli Kristi Mihelic Cari Miller David Miller Chris Minx Bert Mohrdieck Sean Mollett Maria Moloney Scott Moreth David Morris Chris Morton Jennifer Moyer Gordie Mraovic Christopher Murschel Parveen Najiullah George Nicolaou Estelle Nikolakakis Bobby North Sofie Noussias Matthew Nowikowski Mindy Nudelman Mike O’Brien Richard O’Brien Matt Odirakallumkal Melissa Ohlson Cariene Olander Rose Olea Cynthia Ong Halina Orawiec Eric Orsic Kevin Oztekin Valery Panoutsos Lynn Pappas E.J. Paprocki Richard Pastorelli Prashant Patel Derek Pedraza Nancy Penn Peter Pfeifer Eric Phillips Marny Pierini Bob Pine Deedee Pitsios Gail Pitts Annette Polek Marija Popovic Waiting for the bus has its share of disadvantages, like cold weather. Matt Karlesky finds that his jacket is the next best thing to a blanket. Students find the front stairs to be the ideal place to make plans for the coming weekend. The front lawn and courtyards are among the favorite spots to hang around when the weather is warm. Juniors 55 Rachel Posner Debbie Pozdol Nicole Price Roger Quach Susan Quach Tim Queen Ansa Qureshi Calvin Ramseyer Cindy Ratnow Maria Raucci Susan Reitman Julie Remke Miguel Remon Fritzie Repique Beatrise Revelins Matt Reznik Jennifer Rhee Jemuel Ripley Tammy Robertson Eden Rocklin Amy Roma June Rosales Jay Rosenbaum Dawn Rugendorf Brian Russell Malathi Sabapathy Hwang Sae Wally Sajdak Michelle Sakolsky Beata Saletnik Hector Sanchez Danavi Sarkis Linda Sax Lisa Schapira Paul Schramm Kathy Schroeder 56 Juniors Juniors — AT LAST!! Ah, junior year! The title of “under¬ classmen” has finally vanished. Never¬ theless, not a day goes by that juniors don’t look back on their rise from naive freshmen to the exalted rank of upper¬ classmen. Juniors often reminisce about the time, just a few years ago. when they used to: get up an hour earlier to get a good seat on the bus. carry books. dread getting a dean’s slip. wait their turn in the cafeteria line, listen to the announcements. color coordinate clothes a week in ad¬ vance. raise their hands to answer a ques¬ tion. study two nights ahead for that Peo¬ ple and Their Cultures test. go prepared to class. get excited when acknowledged by an upperclassmen. study in study hall. look up to seniors. pray for junior year to come so they could get rid of the “underclassmen” title. Reflecting upon freshman and soph¬ omore years, upperclassmen remem¬ ber the foolish things they did. But even upperclassmen at some time could not wait for their freshman and sophomore years to be over. Having reached this status, they now cherish many great memories. Andrea Schwartz Gayle Schwartz Rory Seleman Janet Shamoun Scott Shapiro Sameena Shariff Jay Sheirok Becka Shipp Max Shulman Danielle Singer Kenneth Smith Chris Sosnowski Leanne Statland Kevin Steele Tony Stegich Laila Stein Nicole Strusiner John Stuermer Varsity cheerleaders Danielle Chams and Megan Goldish take a well de¬ served break. Sideline cheers encouraged the crowd to participate in the game. Rosalie Stulman Park Sung Tim Sutberry Jason Szewczyk Scott Theisen Linda Theotokatos Susan Theotokatos Anna Therios Sundy Thompson Scott Toban Pascale Trouillot Spiro Tsipianitis Georgia Tsoulos Merav Tsubely Fehlyn Tulen Patty Tzortzis Rob Udoni Brad Utanoff Ai Utsunomiya Jim Valavanis Jovino Valignota Lisa Vetra Lisa Virchinsky Alan Vrbos Miki Vucic Lauren Wagner Li Mei Wang Lisa Warden Donica Weinberg Jamie Weisman A Year In The Making Junior year ranks as one of the most dreaded, but im¬ portant years of high school. During this year, planning for the future and setting goals for life, serve a major role. Counselors and teachers warn students, “Junior year remains as your year to shine.” Two great ways to sparkle are acing admissions tests and improving class status through grades. Ad¬ mittance to the desired col¬ lege, or any college at all, de¬ pends upon these two as¬ pects. Tests and grades weigh heavily on juniors toward the end of the year when la¬ ziness starts to set in. During this same period, with ACT and SAT testing and class ranks released, students feel a great deal of pressure. Two or three points on the ACT can mean the differ¬ ence between a Big 10 and a junior college, and two or three places on the class rank list can place a student in the top third or top quar¬ ter of the class. All of the pressures of junior year plus the trials and tribulations of taking college testing and achieving good grades make junior year a rough exper¬ ience. Although junior year chal¬ lenges students, most see this time as a surmountable obstacle because their fu¬ ture depends upon their ac¬ complishments during this critical year. 58 Juniors Junior and senior girls listen to instructions from their teacher before attempt¬ ing to use the equipment. Gym classes provided a needed break from classes for most students. Donna Wezio Terry Williams Julie Wiltgen Larry Wishnick Tom Wlodarczyk Debbie Wojtalik Christian Wright Darla Wright Maria Wright Laurel Wurthmann Ryoko Vamaguchi Kathy Yim Harry Yoon Brett Youstra Janey Yu Michael Yu May Yung Shanin Zarate Leoned Zingerman Neta Zmora Andy Zoldoszka Edward Lee and Jim Ciemny try to create an original excuse for their tardiness as they stroll to class. No wonder the hallways were so emplyl Juniors 59 Meredith Holt becomes extremely nervous when she realizes that her homework has not been completed. Luckily her friends are willing to help her get it done. Sophomores Sophomores returned to school, cool and confi¬ dent. No longer would they have to check the numbers and the arrows on the walls to see which way their next class was. No more getting hit by pennies, buying bogus elevator passes, or having “freshie” yelled at them as they walked through the halls. The torture was finally over, and privileges such as open campus and driver’s ed had arrived. Selecting coarses seemed easier because a wider variety was made available. The majority of sophomores produced schedules consisting of classes such as geometry, biology, and Western Civilization, among many others. Fortunate sopho¬ mores who met the re¬ quirements of a specific cut-off date were able to begin driver’s ed, while others were forced to ei¬ ther wait until junior year of take private lessons. The only remaining di- lema for sophomores was the fact that they were still considered under¬ classmen. However, re¬ ceiving the title of upper¬ classmen gave them something to look for¬ ward to, for they knew that it didn’t lie very far ahead. ' Hi. Sophomores find that making friends becomes easier and easier as the years progress. Students find time to during lunch or before and after school to visit with friends and make plans for the weekend. After hours of tiresome dancing, sophomores race for the Pepsi machine in the far end of the cafeteria. The Frosh-Soph Mixer provided a fun time for freshmen and sophomores alike. 60 Division-Sophomores Division-Sophomore 61 After her last final, sophomore Sandy Matan sets her books aside and prays that she did well. Final exams are a hectic time for many students. Wendy Abragan William Agoos Lupita Alcozer Stacy Alper Jaimie Altman Howie Amiel Kerri Anglin Tony Annes Ann Argetsinger Liolis Argyris Marci Aronesti Leyla Arsan Nick Atsaves Sukhi Bains Sharon Bak Todd Baran Yvonne Barazi Aaron Bates Monica Batista Kathleen Beilina 62 Sophomores Getting frustrated about a long homework assignment in English, sophomore Anne Pullano decides to get extra help from her teacher. Teachers assist students both be¬ fore and after school. While taking a dancing break at the Homecoming Bash, old and new friends get reacquainted with one another. Members of Sophomore Cabinet Leyla Arsan and Marla Schrager distribute ballots for the Homecoming King and Queen elections. All class levels participated in the elections and chose Joy Grossberg and Anthony Irpino. The Real Thing They entered their assigned rooms, not fully aware of the task being undertaken. As they sat down and checked in, the tension grew. Then they received their test booklets and answer sheets. While taking out their 2 pencils, sopho¬ mores listened to the instructor explain the directions for taking the PACT. Most students hadn’t anticipated the level of intensity for the test. The examination lasted three hours, and began with ques¬ tions pertaining to the student’s personal background and study habits. The test then progressed to the harder ques¬ tions, which dealt with English, Math, Reading Comprehen¬ sion, and Science. As the hours passed, students felt drained. “The test was so long that by the time I reached the last part, my mind was like a mashed potato,” said Karin Much. Some spent most of their time rereading the informa¬ tion given, while others randomly filled in ovals. After completing the PACT, sophomores had strong feel¬ ings about the changes they would like to see in the test. According to Yvonne Barazi, “They should have split it into two separate tests, or at least had five minute breaks be¬ tween each part.” Elizabeth Holden added, “They should consider that just sophomores are taking the test and not make some of the areas, such as the science, so difficult.” Marc Slutzky echoed the sentiments of many sophomores when he said, “They should eliminate the ‘personality’ ques¬ tions, which are pointless.” Nevertheless, as juniors, these same students must face this challenge again, but then the test will really count. Nicole Benjamin Jennifer Berg Julie Berg Brett Berger Stephanie Berger Amy Berk Rachael Berman Vera Biberian Ruth Bloom Erica Blustein David Boehm Amy Borys Theodora Bourikas Laura Bowman Debra Brodsky Derek Brown Vicki Brown Joseph Buck Marc Budzik Charlotte Buehling David Cabreira Sophomores 63 Distracted from the peanut eating contest, soph¬ omores Rita Vala and Denise Panoutsos pause to check out the daring young men in the senior section. Homecoming activities were held during all lunch mods. Mary Calma Laura Caplan Brian Casetta Gloria Catanese Yensy Cemerikic Robert Chang Ok Kyung Choi Richard Choi Rosa Choi Seong Choi Joanna Chung Nadzija Cobalovic 64 Sophomores Danny Cohn Jennifer Collins Juliette Consigny Julie Cook Blythe Corelli Frank Daiello Michael Dalgetty Agnes Danguilan Richard Danguilan Larry Davis Raymond Davis Anna Dicesare Ari Dorf Oliver Dreger Corey Dubin Mireya Duran Adam Ebreo Eric Elmer Liliana Engel Leslie Epstein Sophomore Lule Jusufi breaks a smile when she realizes her mistake and corrects it for a perfect A! Days Of Glory Jimmy Johnson squirms in his seat anxiously watching the clock in anticipation of one thing — the weekend. A time for rest and relaxation, the weekend serves as two days of cherished freedom from the everyday drudgeries of school. Many students believe they can only survive five consecutive school days by knowing that they are sandwiched between the crusts of life. According to Ju¬ nior Niki Antonakos, “On every Monday morning, I begin the countdown to the weekend. Being in school five days out of seven, those two free days are absolute paradise.” Actually, the school week consists of only three days: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Monday, also known as the day after the weekend, can be better described as a day of gloom, made bearable by remembrance of the days before. Offsetting the gloom of Monday and some¬ how balancing it, comes Friday. Also recognized as the day before the weekend, Friday means a day of cheerful anticipation for the days to come. Generally, the weekend serves as a time to indulge in the advantages of going to sleep late and waking up a half day later than usual. The other half day provides time to ponder idle thoughts or catch-up on homework neglected throughout the week. Frequently, students find them¬ selves glancing at the clock and calculating what class they are missing at the moment. For most student, the escape of the weekend can’t come soon enough, or last long enough. Every time the tension of school overwhelms students who think they can’t go on, the knowledge that a weekend will come gives them the strength needed to survive. Sophs Get New Respect After surviving the grueling journey through freshman year, the sophomores find themselves in possession of a new status. Instead of occupying the lowest rank in the school, they have gained control of the low-but-higher-than- freshmen status. Consequently they can walk confidently through the halls, knowing no one will mutter “freshmen” behind their back and get away with it. The sophomores also receive the privilege of cutting in front of the freshmen in the lunch line. At the “Freshmen-Sophomore Mixer,” a social given to welcome freshmen, the sophomores like to try out their newfound “sophomoric powers” and practice being able to push the freshmen around after having been the “pu- shees.” Aside from the mixer, other events and activities let the sophomores show their true colors. At pep assemblies, the sophomores join forces with the juniors and seniors in chanting “go home freshmen,” and during Homecoming week the sophomores readily challenge any class to one of the games held during lunch mods because their school spirit has increased 100% since the year before. Even though the sophomores have to respect their el¬ ders, the juniors and seniors, they earn respect and flaunt their new status by playfully teasing the freshmen. Zeba Farooqui Jason Feehan Karyn Forman Naomi Fox Bradley Freeman M ichelle Friedman Rachel Garland Adam Georges Andreea Gociman Carrie Gold Debbie Gold Michelle Gonzales Manoj Gopinath Kristin Gramatis Dina Grammas Jimmy Grammas Samuel Grandinetti Stella Greinits 66 Sophomores Jennifer Guidote Steve Gurvis Karen Guthrie David Haddon Andrea Haegele Zohar Halamish Nicoletta Harris Sara Harris Eric Hayes Linda Hirata Tracy Hirshman Elizabeth Holden Meredith Holt Edward Hong Tricia Hoo Ave Horowitz Tommy Hsu Kristin Hurt Elan Jackson Soomi Jeong Receiving a bit of help from Mrs. Shapiro, sophomore Daphne Mazarakis All of those fast dances can get pretty tiring, laughs at her silly error. Sophomores Dan Klapman and Julie Consigny break for a slow dance. Sophomores 67 Jenny Jo Betsy Jordan Joan Jovero Luljeta Jusufi Holly Kahn Karrie Karahalios Craig Karas Everlasting Legends Flinging pennies at freshmen .... the marketing of “offi¬ cial” freshmen elevator passes .... thrusting freshmen into lockers .... or .... perhaps starting rumors about promi¬ nent teachers. These fascinating legends lurked in the halls of Niles West throughout the year. Passed from generation to the next, with new ones created every year, these myths appear indestructable. Seniors employed these myths to frighten underclassmen and prepare them for the years ahead. To upperclassmen, these myths provided something to look forward to and brought humor into the class when these tales appeared to have some truth. Junior Beatrise Revelins, on her experiences as a fresh¬ man, commented, “I knew they were totally false because students of previous graduating classes told me the truth.” Many times these myths appeared fabricated and ridicu¬ lous in the cold light of reality. Originated in spite or just out of humor, they still prove popular among students. Making up a new tale, while explaining how they originated, junior Donna Wezio explains, “I think it was provoked by Nancy Reagan .... No .... perhaps Satan .... then it just became convenient. Isn’t that special?” In any case, for the future arrivals to Niles West these myths continue to be a tradition. So ... underclassmen, watch out! . .. Because of the uncertainty about the truth of these legends, you’d better play it safe and believe them! During the day. students don’t have a lot of time to keep up on the latest news. Sophomores Erika Blustein gets a minute of gossip in with Ra¬ chel Rosenberg before their Geom¬ etry class. Margarita Karras Mike Karras Pamela Katsules Jacqueline Katzman Ian Katznelson Ami Kawanaga Doreen Kestler Edward Khamou Megan Kiernicki Duk Kim Jin Kim Nestor Kim Sandy Kim Yeon Soo Kim 68 Sophomores Patricia Klancnik Danny Klapman Diana Knudsen Pauline Koffman Boris Kogan Stella Kopelman Barbara Kozlowski Anil Kumar Dennis Kusecek Matthew Laliberty Jacqueline Lamanna David Lando Lawrence Lazar Jesse Leader Cornelia Lee Dennis Lee Sophomore Howie Amiel takes advantage of the computer rooms during his free time. Many students find the computer labs very helpful because of its conveniences. Sophomores 69 James Lee Jean Lee Jennifer Lee Joo-Yup Lee Rack Lee Kevin Leeds Ali Lejlic Janelle Levinson Nancy Lim Helena Lin Jeannie Linangkul Grace Lo Lisa Lucia Kathleen Lukens Simeon Macalindong Shelley Malizia Jamilyn Mandl Nina Manning Marc Mar-Yohana Brian Marcus Jana Marinakis Sandra Matan Theresa May Daphne Mazarakis Guiselle Melendez Jeff Meunier Ida Miarka Gary Mikaelian ■ i A True Friendship Friendship means a learning, A sharing between two, A keeping of old feelings, And making room for new. To keep a friendship solid, Certain standards are a must: Not having to say sorry And never breaking trust. When we need encouragement, Or just someone there Friends sympathize with feelings, They listen and really care. Problems, troubles, and sorrow, If we want a helping hand Friends are always there when needed They guide and understand. We must treasure closeness And never break strong ties The friendship that we speak of, Is one that never dies. Sophomore Mike Hartman makes his routine visit to his locker before he heads for home. 70 Sophomores Alan Milbrandt Sherri Miller Anna Minx Misato Miyama Julie Mizock Mark Modilevsky Dana Mohrlein Ted Monroy Haresh Moradia Priscilla Moy Karin Much Rakesh Mundhra Adrian Murillo Kevin Murphy Robyn Nadick Tairiku Nakabayashi Looking over their English assignment are sopho¬ mores Wendy Valencia and Mary Tzotzolis. Hav¬ ing free time with fellow classmates can prove to be very helpful, especially before tests. Carmen Navarro Karen Noesen Zaia Nuha Veronica Nulman Mara Okmin Tirso Olivares Timothy Paek Oscar Palacios Denise Panoutsos Saurin Pansuria Antoniou Pantelis Julia Paphitis Christina Park Michael Park Alpesh Patel Sophomores 71 Rohini Patel May Paulino Kimberly Pecs Tracy Pecs Pablo Perez Dennis Peterson Patricia Pitsios Karen Popke Sofia Psyhogios Christine Puljic Anne Pullano Kimberly Ramirez Beth Remke Helen Ress Helen Ress Maine Reyes Dahlia Reznik Elliot Richardson Eric Roderich Jennifer Rodriguez Christine Rolf Hope Rosenberg Rachel Rosenberg Jon Rosenthal Geoffrey Ross Jeremy Rubin Steven Rudin Yuri Rutman Manic Monday After a hectic weekend of going to parties and staying up all night comes the most feared and tiresome event of the week, Monday morning. At 7:30, students return to the tedious world of school work and exams. In homeroom, probably the hardest part of the day to face because it’s so early, students struggle to listen to the daily announce¬ ments half awake. Students still hear their ears ringing from the concert they attended Saturday night. “I’m lucky if I get to my classes on time on Monday mornings. When I do I end up falling asleep ' states junior Danielle Singer. As lunch time approaches, students view the new week with more optimism because the day is half through. “I look forward to lunch on Mondays because it gives me a much needed break, " says Senior Ann Valenti. As the difficult challenge of surviving Mondays comes to an end at 2:40 many students have defeated the ever-so dreaded Monday morning blues. Sophomore Dana Mohrlein attempts to concentrate on school work after a fun-filled weekend. Monday mornings are usually extremely hectic days. 72 Sophomores Victor Sagalovsky Dimitra Saltouros Ethelind Sangalang Timothy Sauerman Jacqueline Schauwecker Dan Schnaitmann Bradford Schoknecht Marla Schrager April Sebastian Joan Sebastian Dina Seung Cathryn Shemroske Steven Shimanski Benjamin Siegel Anna Silvio Sophomores 73 Discipline Shock “You’re busted.” Whether they liked it or not, many freshmen, unaccustomed to much discipline at their junior highs, may very well have been greeted with this statement within only a few weeks of their entering school. Freshmen most often complained about the lack of the benefit of the doubt extended to them by teachers when they lacked knowledge of the rules. Junior Scott Toban stated, “During one of the first weeks of school, I arrived a minute late. Thinking that late is late, I stopped at my locker before going to homeroom. When I showed up, I couldn’t believe I had been given a detention for being over five minutes late.” Regarding the intensity of change between junior high and high school rules, Mr. Zorn stated. “I teach eighth grade in my spare time, and I am often forced to remind my students that they had better prepare themselves for the transition to high school. Their behavior is often far below par.” Cer¬ tainly some pains must have been taken by freshmen to adjust their habits to high school rules. The problem of adjustment to the detention, mods, and closed hall system for freshmen was universal, yet hardly serious. More than anything else the change requires the student to adapt himself to a new and more demanding set of regulations, definitely an educational experience of sorts. Consequently, students should not have look upon this ex¬ perience as something awful, but rather as an initiation into high school. Exchanging notes for Geometry class are sophomores Jin Kim and Steve Rudin. Students often turn to friends for extra help. Harjit Singh Marc Slutzky Lisa Sobie Kimberly Sokalski Richard Son Barbara Sosnowski Arthur Stankiewicz Kelly Stansel Angela Stark Corey Stern Matthew Stern Kristine Strybel Marc Tadelman Matthew Taormina Penny Tavoularis Adam Telengater Lisa Tepper Marcia Tiersky 74 Sophomores Herbert Tittle Ana Tobar Arianna Trob Chih-Lun Tsao Bill Tsevis Mary Tzotzolis Lori Utanoff Riki Utsunomiya Rita Vala Wendy Valencia Brian VanMersbergen Jerry Waggoner Dyan Walters Keef Weinstein Melissa Weiss Jessica Western Scott Whelan David Winer Rhonda Wright Trish Wright Richard Yang Kenneth Zeff Sophomores Brian Markus and Jenelle Levinson show-off their latest dance steps at the Frosh-Soph mixer. Tye-died shirts and fancy beaded necklaces were among the many types of dress at this “Return to Woodstock bash. Sophomores 75 As early as the first day of school, freshmen find that different class levels are confined to specific areas of the cafeteria. Freshmen eventually become accus¬ tomed to such rituals, knowing that one day their turn to sit in the senior section of the cafeteria will arrive. Freshmen Dozens after dozens of! frightened, yet eager fresh¬ man faces scanned the unfa¬ miliar hallways of Niles West. Incoming students were con¬ fronted with new faces, un¬ accustomed sounds, and a terrible case of the “high, school jitters.” The very first thing that freshmen learned in high ; school was that it is an en¬ tirely different experience from their grammar school years. More homework was I one of the many changes they discovered. Students; now had to set aside more , time for homework and studying. An increased effort was found to be a necessity; for academic success. Freshmen also found it dif¬ ficult to adapt to a larger school. Happenings such as sporting events, school plays, and of course, the ‘Freshman-Sophomore Mixer • helped students to break the ice and meet new people. As the year progressed, freshmen found themselves feeling more comfortable with the school environment rather than feeling pres¬ sured by it. Many close and intimate friendships devel¬ oped among students, and previous fears disappeared. Freshmen became accus¬ tomed to a new way of life, and the “high school jitters” slowly faded away. Gym classes are an entirely different experience for freshmen compared to the gym classes offered at their junior highs. A freshman student finds the equipment in the gymnastics room to be rather entertaining. The Frosh-Soph Mixer provides students with their first taste of high school dances. Many intimate friendships develop that are sure to last throughout high school. Division-Freshmen Freshmen Earl Worthmann and Theresa Danguilan share an intimate dance at the Frosh-Soph Mixer. The Frosh-Soph Mix¬ er is an important event for incoming students because it is their first high school dance. Division-Freshmen 77 Deepa Achettu Alonso Acosta Vicky Adam Marale Adjemian Eric Alper Dawn Angus Enis Aninmis Julie Anita George Antonakos Bill Apostolopoulos Alma Arabelovic Ericka Ariza Nancy Aufrecht Susan Aufrecht Peter Axelrad Heather Baer Chris Bajgrowicz Jasmina Belie Michelle Benedetti Susy Biberian Jennifer Block Barbara Bouboutsis Kathleen Brangan Heidi Buehler Holly Butera Arman Calalang Jeanne Casale Melba Castillo Stephen Celler Tania Cemerikic On The Line For the fifth time that evening, the telephone rang and Suzy Ayerhead leaped up to answer it. Like the rest of the calls that night, it came from one of her friends calling to make plans for the forthcoming week¬ end, compare homework, or just gossip. Many students like Suzy employed the telephone to enhance both their social and academic lives. " Nearly every night, I talked on the phone about school, work, and various subjects,” claimed Jeannine DiModica. Calling a classmate on the phone remained a conve¬ nient way to obtain help with homework. Marla Schrager added, " When I didn’t un¬ derstand my assignment, I usually called one of my friends, and they were able to teach me over the phone.” While many teenagers used the phone exclusively for their own needs, many employed it for emergency purposes. When running late, students found the phone a great way to notify parents that they wouldn’t be arriving on time for their dinner or curfew. Because underclassmen lacked dri¬ ver’s licenses, they often needed to call home to en¬ sure a ride from after school activities. Since its invention in 1876, by Alexander Graham Bell, the tel ephone has be¬ come a vital part of many lives. Because of the phone’s convenience and easy access, many students relied upon it for personal, academic, and emergency purposes. By using the phone, communication was as simple as pushing seven buttons. 78 Freshmen Go Big Red! Freshman cheerleaders psyche up the crowds at another of their early morning football games, despite the cold weather and rain. Freshmen 79 Moving To The Top Clothing fashions, cars, and hair¬ styles change from year to year, unlike the ways of freshmen and sopho¬ mores. The freshies, young people with an expanding set of values, rules, and re¬ sponsibilities, now become part of something entirely new, high school. High school seems so appealing and different from grammar school, and the academics and new friendships be¬ come more exciting. The mysteries of algebra reveal themselves problem by problem, and English class explores the family feuds in Romeo and Juliet. The sophomores, a more mature group of underclassmen, begin ap¬ proaching new experiences, such as geometry and other sophomore level classes. With their new status of “non¬ freshmen,” they begin to walk down the halls with their heads held high. The worries of pennies being thrown their way no longer exist, for soon they will reach the title of “Upperclass¬ men.” The freshmen and sophomores learn and mature, growing physically and mentally during the years of being an “Underclassmen” on their way to earning the prized designation of “Up¬ perclassmen.” Freshman year is usually a time of meeting peo¬ ple and creating new friendships. Sophomore Mara Okmin and freshman Vince Romano take a brief moment to discuss their plans for the week¬ end. David Cohen Andrew Coleman Francisco Connell Frank Corday Gwendolyn Costa John Covington Theresa Danguilan Colin Danzinger Giljun De Las Alas Hans De Ocampo Marie Deleon Sandra Delgado 80 Freshmen Luigi Dicesare Sandi Diganci Adrian Dinu Michael Dizon Therese Donlon Jordan Dorf Julie Doyle Pamela Dressier Dana Drexler Geoff Dubey Theresa Dulleck Julie Espinosa Henry Fan Diana Fernandez Ed Fernandez Joshua Fienberg Jason Fine Nicole Fortuna Who says that high school is all work and no play? Members of the freshman class join to¬ gether to compete against the juniors during Homecoming week. Ilya Frumkin Leanne Furno Nicky Gardner Yvette Gatilao Shelly Gelber Angelo Georgakis Tricia Gesklin Ramona Giderof Amanda Gilbreath Peter Gold Andrew Goldberg Michele Golon Freshmen 81 Michael Graf Benjamin Grais Victor Grandinetti Judy Gutierrez Allen Gutterman David Gutterman Kurt Hainke Adriana Halbac Jill Hammond Paula Hansen Charles Ham Matt Hautala Cecilia Hernandez Kelly Hogan Sean Holton Arturo Hortua Steven Huang Karen Hughes Peter Hussey Sunny Hwang Joseph lacobazzi Dominic Irpino Ricky Irwin Stephanie Israel Marc Jacobs Revisions Appear, Again And Again Every year students at Niles West find that their Student Guildbook has become more confusing and contains more senseless rules than the previous year. Invariably, the revised policies and student behavior seem longer and much more severe. Inappropriate be¬ havior. dress codes, parking regula¬ tions, off campus rules, and grounds for detention are always revised when students receive a new edition of the guidebook. “I don’t think it’s fair to give a student a Saturday detention simply because he she doesn’t carry his I.D.,” stated Luey DiCeasar. Most students agree that rules re¬ main necessary, but should be en¬ forced less severely. “Getting a deten¬ tion for walking in the door after 7:30 a.m. just isn’t fair,’’ pouted Toni DiMo- dica. Students would much rather prefer rules that were made by class-elected representatives to assure fairer treat¬ ment. Sophomore Matt Toarmina de¬ clared, “Students should make their own rules if they decide to follow any at all.” Extra help from a teacher is often required when students have difficulties with school work. Freshman Mike Kaferly studies independently while waiting for the assistance of his teacher. 82 Freshmen Grace Jahjah Mike Janecek Brad Janis Elizabeth Joseph Julie Justesen Mike Kaferly Thomas Kaiser Michelle Kamenear Marina Kamenetsky Angela Kanellakis Deborah Kang Sung Kang Benjamin Kaplan Scott Katznelson Margaret Kelly Jayesh Keny Shameem Khan Ramsey Khasho Sherine Khoshaba Dave Kim A group of freshmen and sophomores meet with new-found friends in the courtyard during the Frosh-Soph Mixer. The annual underclass dance, sponsored by Sophomore Cabinet, serves the purpose of welcoming freshmen to NiWeHi! Freshmen Study halls provide free time to work on homework, chat with friends, or perhaps catch some needed sleep. Students learn to keep themselves occupied in a variety of ways during this quiet time. 84 Freshmen Eun Y Kim James Kim Jihye Kim Peter Kim Sang Kim Sora Kim Susie Kim Andrew Kobeski Margaret Kodie Rania Koliatsis Tina Kolovos Jolanta Konior Roger Kono Brian Kozlowski Marla Kramer Charna Kreimont Mark Kristoff Matthew Krone Brett Kroner Anita Kurup Dennis Kwong Debbie Lamlech Michelle Landicho Tom Laporte Tina Larosa Carrie Laroussa Christine Larsen Sai-man Law Lisa Leander Elissa Leboy Jay Lebrun Laura Ledwon Monica Lee Seung Lee Susan Lee Yong Koo Lee Davita Levin Brian Lewin Philip Lewis Jeremy Lieb Daniel Lieber Rachel Light David Linangkul Jeannie Linangkul Mary Liu John Lo Forgotten On a cold, icy-gray morn¬ ing, the fatigued students of Niles West entered the build¬ ing, prepared for yet an¬ other seven hour day. With eyelids half shut, still groggy from sleep (or lack of it), and tired of being dragged out of bed before the sun even rises, they endured the years at West. But being in school wasn’t as dreadful as it may have seemed. Amidst the term papers and constant exams, the happy memories some¬ times got pushed aside and forgotten. Those treasured moments of binding friend¬ ships, football games, school activities, and intel¬ lectually stimulating classes, What is the happy grin for? ? ? Freshman Elliott Malkin is glad to know that he has become the first and only male member of the Wrestlettes! Memories often became overlooked. People’s lives were too cha¬ otic and hectic to take time out for joyous recollections. But while students pounded chemical formulas and his¬ torical events into their minds, they also left a little space to save a few good memories for the future. Take heed. One chilling, gray day in the future, when high school has long since passed, a former Niles West student sitting on a park bench feeding pigeons may remember those four years spent in high school. He won’t recall the early morn¬ ings or homework overload, but instead the memories of good times and friendships. Freshmen 85 Kim Loewenthal Flora Lu Christine Lukens Jennifer Macandrews Ursula Macejak Elliott Malkin kv i ' » Jennifer Mart Rachel Mathai Charles Mathew Diane Mavric Shawn McGovern Joshua Medow Elissa Meyerovitz Karen Miller Richard Mi ller Sandy Mitofsky Lisa Mittelman Laura Mogilner Brian Moreth Carol Mueller Desi Mulingbayan Sarah Murray Amanda Nadolski Matula Nafpliotis Sang Nam George Namba Brad Niedermaier Tiffany Noe Matthew Novoselsky Dana Opalinski Delightful Disturbances RNR-RNR-RNR-RNR. The fire alarm sounds as NiWeHi students, taken by surprise, rush out the doors. Whether in the midst of a stimulating lecture or eating lunch, students always respond the same way. They file out the doors, wondering about the cause of the dis¬ ruption. Fire drills teach students how to re¬ spond in an emergency. In case of a real fire or bomb threat, knowing how to act could save many lives. While the classroom learning process may be halted, the emergency knowledge gained is indispensable. Sometimes, however, students pull the alarm as a prank, needlessly causing much extra expense to the school and disrupting school progress. No matter whether the alarm is genuine or false, the fire¬ men can be counted on to show up and the school must pay. In good weather, fire drills may serve as a time and place for students to socialize and enjoy the fresh air. On the other hand, in rainy or snowy weather, students would rather avoid them. Christina Gabriel summed up the atti¬ tude of most students about fire alarms, saying, “My feelings about them depend on what class I miss.” 86 Freshmen As Cross Country runners Gail Dennis and Elissa Leboy approach the finish line, the competition grows more and more intense. Many hours of practice are dedicated by runners every week. Amy Oseland Brian Ozaki Bill Papaioannou George Papoutsakis Carol Park Sue Park Kristine Parker Maybelline Pasia Renata Pasmanik Minal Patel Rob Paton Jane Patyk Shayla Pemble Peter Peroulas Stacy Pilouris Kristina Platz Julie Pollack Michele Pomerantz James Ponto Anastasia Poulos Freshmen 87 Joshua Pritzker Geoffrey Pyter Huma Qureshi Danny Rakovic Vicky Ramirez Vicki Rappin The Latest Styles Fashions come and fashions go, From season to season, you never know. Niles West students sure seem to try, From bleached out jeans to brilliant tie dye. Passing through the halls, they display their duds, Wearing shirts and jeans with rhinestone studs. Overalls, Polo shirts, button downs, sweats, Generra, Complements, 501’s, Guess. With creativity the goal in the fashion game, Seldom do two outfits look the same. Some buy designer wear, others create their own, Imports straight from Italy, or T-shirts made at home. The ever-changing list persists for miles. Take a trip to NiWeHi for the latest styles! When entering high school, freshmen found a vast amount of sports, clubs, and other activities to become involved in. Collette Wieclaw and Jean Joffe enjoy participating in the school choir. Elizabeth Remillard Magdiel Remon Mitchel Replique Lesley Rhee Jeffery Richards Todd Riding Aron Rissman Sylvia Rivero Kimberly Roberts Robert Roberts Steven Roelle Paul Rosales Steven Roth Carey Rothbardt Colin Rothman Adam Runo Meenakshi Sabapathy Arnie Sair 88 Freshmen Renmar Salceda Vicki Saltouros Cara Santucci Angie Savvakis Steven Schmitt A freshman earth science class gathers together to take part in a fascinating experiment. Earth science is an extremely popular class among freshman students. M7U+ Heidi Schneider Michelle Schoknecht Laura Schrager Greta Schuman Kaye Seeber Amber Seligman Mark Serdin Noelia Serrano Travis Shaffer Amjad Shehade Jenny Shin Maria Silvio Freshmen 89 Christina Sim Jennifer Simon Richard Singer Vanessa Smetkowski Sascha Sohn Jon Speake Emily Statland Michelle Stiegel Ross Stoeterau Eric Struch Jennifer Struck Michelle Strykowski Pranay Surati Sayaka Suzuki Thomas Sybert Gregg Szewczyk Carson Tamillo Steve Teschky Jerusha Torres Vladimir Trouillot Faith Tulen Michelle Turos Lana Urso Ghazala Usman Hot Spots Destinations vary, but fun is guaran¬ teed. Many students look forward to their late December winter vacation and April spring break because they plan trips to exotic, exciting places. Whether headed for the beach or the ski slopes, students enjoy these two breaks from the daily routine. “I just can’t wait; it’s time for a break, and I haven’t been to California for so many years,” said sophomore Jakie Katz- man anticipating her winter vacation. The two-week vacation for the winter holidays allows for many adventures with relatives. Family trips to Florida, California, Mexico, and the Caribbean, along with ski trips to western states such as Colorado and Utah are among the favorites. Cruising, a popular way to spend both vacations, gives the Ca¬ ribbean-bound a new option. Florida, a common place to visit, especially Ft. Lauderdale and Daytona Beach, await the students from Niles West who ar¬ rive in the springtime. Breaks give students a chance to re¬ ward themselves for the work they have completed and to relax and pre¬ pare for the weeks ahead. Mutlu Uygun Tammy Valfer Melissa Van Alst Ken Vanmersbergen Michael Vardon 90 Freshmen Olga Vydra Debbie Wagner Teri Wawrzyniak Mindy Weberman Brian Weinberg Michael Weiss Colette Wieclaw Tom Wierzchon Lisa Williams John Williamson Carolyn Wiltgen Earl Wurthmann Hae Shin Yoo Hyung Joo Yoo Kang Yook Julie Yoon Robin Yu E lena Zarifopoulos Carolyn Zazra Eugene Zeldin Exhausted freshmen race to the refresh¬ ment table while the band takes a short break. The Frosh-Soph Mixer provides many unforgettable memories of their first high school dance. Freshmen 91 Senior Lenny Katz is stopped in the hallway by Mr. Brennan. A utility pass is often needed periods. Academics Anxious students scurried into their assigned class¬ room. As the bell sounded, silence swept over the entire room. All eyes gazed to¬ wards the front, for class had begun. Although extracurricular activities, sports, dances, and various other happen¬ ings took many hours out of students schedules, the ma¬ jority of their time was spent in classes. Academics were the most major part of a stu¬ dent’s year. For this reason, students selected specific courses that were not only appealing, but also beneficial to their future. Counselors played an important role in course selection by giving advice and guidance when needed Teachers always encour¬ aged students to strive for success. After school ses¬ sions were often provided by dedicated teachers wishing to offer additional help to their students. The greatest amount of education possible was given to students through happen¬ ings such as the Speaker of the Month program, peer counseling, field trips, and various classes. Spots such as the Oakton Street Lobby, the library, resource cen¬ ters. and study halls present¬ ed a peaceful atmosphere to study or complete home¬ work. Through the year, stu¬ dents found that their teach¬ ers were not only teachers, but also exceptional friends. A fr eshmen class gets a bit out of control when a substitute is present. Although they try, substitutes usually cannot compare to the original teacher. Mr. VanCleave prepares drivers for the next drill. Driving on the range offers students extra practice before going out on the roads. Division-Academics Mr. Carr shows his excitement now that the week is finally over. Fridays are anxiously awaited by students and teachers as well. Teens Are Great! William Apos tal- Science Jean Armour-Physical Education Finding an “exciting” class at Niles West is a difficult task. Mr. Strnads’ Biology 3-4 enjoys an excellent rat¬ ing because of the teacher’s dedication and availability to his students for extra help. Student Bob Adams, declared “When the students come for help afterschool, Mr. Strnad never turns them away. He makes them feel welcome and ex¬ claims, “Teens are great!” Mr. James Strnad makes sure that all of his students understand what he teach¬ es before moving ahead. Whether a student earns an A or D, Mr. Strand still cares about giving each the best education possible. He wants his students to succeed and feels proud when they do. “If I did not want teen¬ ager’s to do well, I would not be working here for 25 years.” exclaimed this dedicated biology teacher. Some of the highlights of Biology 3-4 include dissec¬ tion of a frog which involves examining the heartrate and finding out how long a frog’s heart remains alive. By dissecting a shark, students analyze and compare shark and human organs and their functions. Students setting up next year’s schedule should be sure to consider adding Biology 3-4 with Mr. Strnad because of the enthusiasm of the teacher and the interesting labs. John Armour-Physical Education John Beeftink-Science Dr Ring delivers his homecoming outdoor pep-assembly speech at the Mike Basrak field. Dr. Ring, along with many other faculty mem¬ bers. joined the student body in helping make Homecoming ’87 a most memorable one. 94 Academics Kathy Bentsen- Mathematics William Bloom- Science David Brandes-Social Studies Joseph Brennan- Foreign Language George Brink-Foreign Language Ron Campbell-Health Education Stan Carey-CVE Juanita Carlson-CIC Mary Carr-Guidance Counselor Deep in thought. Humanities instructor Tom McMa¬ hon reads over a student ' s research paper. Topics in this course range from The Doors to nuclear war¬ fare. Academics 95 Raymond Carr-CIC Barbara Chausow- Home Economics Jean Damisch-IIC Wilda DeFur-Home Economics Ed Degenhardt- Science Jeanne Derichs- English Todd Dvorak- Mathematics Don Fieid- Mathematics Gerald Firak-Science George Galla-Health Education William Geismann- English Olga Georgiev-Foreign Language i Vi ■pfl r(fi; VI The class pays attention to Mr. Gault s daily lecture. People and Their Cultures is a course which all freshmen are required to take. Homeroom teacher Mrs. Lopez reads the daily bulletin to her students. An¬ nouncements in the bulletin, along with those on the P.A., keep students well informed. 96 Academics Gary Hahn- Director CIC Barbara Handler- Guidance Counselor Bill Handzel-AVE Lee Heeren-Physical Education Josephine Hentz- Mathematics Daniel Hill-Social Studies Study Hall: Badly Needed Time, Or Not? Forty minutes in Room 138. 139 or 140 spells study hall, or does it? For some students, study hall signifies bad¬ ly-needed time to complete home¬ work. For others, it means snoozing time, and for others still, it adds up to another period of noise and distrac¬ tions. Since the majority of the students wait until the last minute to finish homework of study for exams, study halls provide a vital service. “I don ' t usually do my homework at home, so I ' m glad that I have forty minutes in school when I can actually study and catch up. " comments junior Mike Hav- dala. Students may leave study hall to go to the library, a quieter study area, to research, read magazines and books, or use the computer. Some students may use the study hall time to relax. " I usually sleep in study hall, because I ' ve done everyth¬ ing at home, and I need the rest. " states junior Sharon Huang. " In the morning. I’m not fully awake yet. so I sleep during my study hall. " comments freshman Pam Dressier. For other students, though, study halls create problems and inconven¬ iences. " I don ' t like my study hall be¬ cause of the restrictions I ' m not allowed to talk with a friend, even if we have to discuss homework. " objected freshman “Tiffany Noe. Limitations in study halls usually include no talking, eating or drinking, as well as five-min- ute washroom and locker passes. Free¬ dom in study halls depends mainly upon the teachers and for some stu¬ dents. these teachers fail to add enough restrictions. Senior Amy Fan states. " The students in my stud hall make too much noise despite the teacher’s warnings. " Although for some students, study halls provide needed study and recrea¬ tion time, other students find them ei¬ ther too restrictive or too chaotic to meet their needs. In any case, as Jer¬ ome Orr. English teacher comments. " An ideal study hall should be a small, quiet and comfortable place where stu¬ dents can concentrate and prepare for their classes. " Academics 97 Dennis Hoeppner Science Linda Horwitz-English Marian Jaeschke Home Economics Stan Jones- Mathematics Rita Kay-Science William Kelly-IIC Marvin Klebba-English Anthony Korte- Mathematics Art Leipokt-Social Studies College Prep, Well Worth The Work Wake up! For many Seniors, college lurks just around the corner and think¬ ing about it gives some students a very scary feeling. The solution to these un¬ wanted fears may be College Prep Eng¬ lish. Especially designed for seniors who anticipate the difficulties of col¬ lege English, College Prep enables a student to experience the rigors of English 101 while still in high school. Offered for either a semester or a year, this English-credited class provides an excellent background in writing essays, translating poems, and finding criti¬ cism. " The idea is not to exempt stu¬ dents from college English, but rather to prepare them for the level of difficul¬ ty they ' ll find in reading and composi¬ tion so they will have an approach and understanding of how great literature works. " states College Prep teacher Mrs. Shapiro. Even if some students h ave difficulty, they can still benefit from this class. Senior Karen Pmtz states. " I ' m not doing very well in Col¬ lege Prep, but I think even a little bit of information about college English will help me alot. " Counselors highly rec¬ ommended College Prep for any col¬ lege-bound senior. Senior Rossini Par- ayno commented. " College Prep is definitely one of my hardest classes this year, but it will be well worth the work!” Finally, the most important point, adds senior Stephanie Gold is. " College Prep has broadened my Eng¬ lish horizons and prepared me for my college education, I feel as though I will have a great advantage over other stu¬ dents in college ' 98 An .wteriwm Ann Levinson-Science Hermma Lopez- Foreign Language Patricia Matlak- Physical Education Alex M iron-Foreign Language John Moshak-Social Studies Elizabeth Oldham- Home Economics James Olsen-Action Learning Center Gertrude O’Reilly- Foreign Language Jerome Orr-English College Prep teachers Pat Flynn and Faith Sha¬ piro share ideas for the poetry research paper for their classes College Prep attracts many sen¬ iors who plan to continue their education. Speeches made by coaches are a traditional part of the Homecoming assemblies. Soccer Coach Joe Brennan tells the anxious crowd about the teams upcoming season. Ac ademics Senior Ben Yoshen checks out a book for his research paper. Students find the library very convenient because of its easy way to check out books. 100 Academics Patrick Savage- Business Education Mel Schmidt- Industrial Arts Faith Shapiro-English Eleanor Parker- Librarian Don Ring-Principal Wayne Rogoski- Science Jerome Slattery- Mathematics Judi Sloan-Physical Education Field Trips Offer Inspirations Designing houses, sketching dia¬ grams, and creating new mechanical pieces sound like pastimes for inven¬ tors or dreamers, but Technical Draw¬ ing covers everything from the basic fundamentals of drafting to the more modern methods of the C.A.D. and Auto-C.A.D. computer systems. Through these modern techniques, students learn about the fields of engi¬ neering and architecture. To enhance his students’ creativity, Mr. Mel Schmidt plans a field trip each year to the Illinois institute of Technol¬ ogy where the students view the annu¬ al exhibits of student projects ranging from models of buildings to complex engineering inventions. This exper¬ ience provides information about the expectations of an engineering college. “After talking with one of the NT stu¬ dents, I don’t think I’d ever make it with all the homework involved,” stat¬ ed Ken Chmielimski. For most stu¬ dents, the field trip suggests new ideas for changes and advancements in the building industry. In addition, the trip influences some students in making ca¬ reer decisions. “The trip certainly made my mind up on two things. First, it helped me decide that I really would like to become an architect, and sec¬ ond, it made me very interested in IIT as the school I would like to attend,” explained senior Herbie Diaz. The Technical Drawing class offers much to a student, because unlike oth¬ er classes, it teaches students an occu¬ pational skill. Mr. Schmidt adds, “I have many students working for archi¬ tectural firms at the moment who have great potential for advancement within the company from the education that they received from this class alone.” David Solovy-lndividual Instruction Center Roger Stein-Director of English and Foreign Language Marjorie Stevens-Social Studies Rita Stewart-Director Of Student Services James Sweeney-English Jerry Turry-Director Of Athletics Celestine Van Dorpe-Social Studies Dorothy Wise-Business Education Peter Zorn-Foreign Language Academics 101 Harmonious Hinck A new style of openness approached District 219 with the arrival of the newly elected superintendent, John Hinck. Having previously acted as an interim superintendent while the school board tried to find a replacement for James Ercikson. He also assisted in the hiring of Kenneth Olsen as superintendent. When the board offered the position of in¬ terim superintendent to Hinck for the second time, he de¬ clined. feeling that acting as an interim superintendent could be done only once for a district. He agreed to accept a long-term contract with District 219 for three reasons. Firstly, he has always wanted to accept a long-term position. Secondly, he enjoyed working with this district and school board as an interim superinten¬ dent and felt he would be able to work with the new school board as well Lastly, he feels he has a lot to offer District 219. including “a willingness to listen, the ability to stand behind decisions, and the ability to acknowledge mistakes.” At the current time, Hinck has no specific plans for the district. He wants to take some time to study what has happened in the year and a half since he left. His long term goal: “to have everyone working together as harmonious as possible.” He anticipates having a successful term. Lois Albanese. Scheduler Phyllis Bower. Guidance Office Administering make-up tests and keeping students quiet doesn’t seem like Barbara Golden. Secretary Josephine Jaworski. Mam Office an easy job. yet Judith Erickson in the English Resource Center still man¬ ages a smile Guidance and assistance is offered by Erickson daily 102 Academics Natalie Kaufman. CIC Mrs. Koch. Secretary David Lee. Social Worker Audrey Longo. Secretary 13 Mr. Agnos - Library Mrs. Horne - Periodical Desk Teachers To The Rescue While out of school for three weeks ailing in bed and enduring boredome at home, a homebound stu¬ dent welcomes the doorbell ring. Startling enough, a teacher appears; this lucky pupil will experience home tutoring. This scenario may sound like a nightmare to most students, yet it saves the day for students who cannot attend school. If the student cannot go to school, then the school must go to the student. Dedicated teachers give homebound instruction through rain, sleet or snow so that educa¬ tion can prevail. Carrying books, tests, movies, projec¬ tors. and even science ex¬ periments, the teachers faithfully arrive at the homes of students. Each classroom recreated lecture enhances the learning experiences for that special student. These teachers realize the stu¬ dent ' s unfortunate situation and help them through a dif¬ ficult time, from experienc¬ ing the one-on-one teaching procedure, the teachers and students both gam a better understanding of each oth¬ er. Thanks to this system, students do not fall behind in their works while unable to attend school in person. Always helpful. Mrs Newcomb reaches for a box of pens. Without Newcomb and the aides at the textbook center, students would have many said excuses to tell their teach¬ ers. Ac .identic s 105 Mr. Steve Ramseyer - Security Mr. James Puff - Security For convenience and easy ac¬ cess. security guards use walkie- talkies. Steve Ramseyer checks in with the others. 106 Academics Mr. Ka tzman - Athletic Equipment Manager Mr. John Lorenz - Director of Administration miB f kgs EH r | « Excuses, Excuses “Where’s my homework? Uh ...” Most teachers have heard this a million of times. Teachers are tired of listen¬ ing to the same old excuses. The most commonly used are: “The computer I wrote it on last night is not compatable with the one here at school.” -Mr. Broy “The cat used it as a litter- box.” -Mr. Bloom “My dog ate it.” -Mr. Orr “My locker partner took it by mistake.” -Mr. Capitani “I used it when you told me to throw my gum away.” - Mrs. Georgiev “My friend is copying it.” - Mr. Waddell “It’s in my locker.” -Ms. Nash “I brought the wrong fold¬ er.” -Mr. Dvorak “I can’t find it.” -Ms. Oldham “What homework?” -Mr. Geisman “My backpack was injured when I jumped into the mid¬ dle of the street this morn¬ ing to save a little boy from a large steamroller. The back¬ pack, which contained my homework, became as flat as a pancake.” -Mr. Albiani This final excuse seems as creative as one could get, but failed. Go ahead, try your luck with your own, but beware of those overly used, the faculty is way ahead of your game. Mr. Gerald Turry - Director of Physical Education Great in finding lost and stolen articles, security guards Steve Ramseyer and James Puff are on the look-out for a lost ring. Academics 107 Make A Difference Principal Don Ring, upon his arrangement of the program “You Made a Difference,” has recognized and distinguished students who have done something special, but wouldn’t normally be award¬ ed for it. The monthly pro¬ gram consisting of about ten to fifteen students (faculty ap¬ pearance optional) pleasanly surprised many students. In order to partake in “You Made a Difference” a faculty advisor must submit an appli¬ cation for a student stating his or her accomplishment(s). Students are honored with a certificate and breakfast with Dr. Ring. Senior Karin Orsic, one of the first participants to receive this honor claimed, “It’s a nice way to chat with Dr. Ring and to know that things I have done are appre¬ ciated.” Mr. David Lee thinks the program “handles the sit¬ uation for the kids who de¬ serve recognition but won’t be awarded anything for it during a particular school as¬ sembly.” Not many students, before this program, were able to sit down with Dr. Ring, have breakfast, and just talk. “You Made a Difference” seems to have made it’s claim and has started a tradition that will make a difference. Mrs. Dorothy Mitnick - Secretary 108 Academics Mr. Larry Erickson - Dean Dean Erickson tries to find out why this student is on lock-out once again. Students find that their deans can be extremely helpful at times. Academics 109 Dawn Jacobs shows her enthusi¬ asm in baking fine pastries. Her in¬ terest in the popular rock group U2 is also displayed by her creativity. Food For Thought Although most teachers disapprove of eating in their classes, lucky students must sample various foods in one class- Chefs Course. In this class, students pre¬ pare foods as simple to make as pudding and as complex as a Thanksgiving banquet. Lab periods ac¬ company the classroom study of different food types. Activities in labs in¬ clude preparation, cooking, eating, and cleaning up of delicacies, all in 55 minutes. Senior Danny Gold com¬ mented. “I look forward to the labs because I discover that the foods I cook usually taste good.” Classroom lessons consist of lectures and filmstrips on the nutritional value of food, guidelines for storing and preparing food, and informa¬ tion about different food types. Teacher Barbara Chausow explained. “With the evergrowing stress on nutrition in our country, the importance of good eating is intensified. Through Chefs course, students learn how different foods aid their bo¬ dies while having fun prepar¬ ing them.” Because students may have to provide meals for themselves at one time or another, Chefs Course teaches them to prepare and enjoy the wonderful world of food. 110 Academics Enthusiastically finishing their painting of their favorite hero Superman, Rohit Patel and Laura Gunnarson add the finishing touches to their masterpiece. Alix Kogan dreams about the delicious taste of his cookies while his helpers Dawn Jacobs and Kevin Lochner make their kitchen spotless. Cleaning up is also an important responsibility that these cooking students have. Anticipating the outcome of their mural, Karin Orsic and Carolyn Song work hard to create a real master¬ piece. Art class not only needs talent, it needs patience. Academics 111 Mr. Jurek explains a certain procedure that the students must know in order to become fine mechanics. Many class periods are devoted to lec¬ tures, explanations, and hands-on training. Gus Katsis, Scott Moreth, Kirk Oliver and George Langis pay close attention to the daily lesson. They know that a pop quiz is bound to come soon. Autos and Industrial Arts are very popular courses among many students, but they’re not the only ones. Computer courses, as shown by Ken Zeff, are also among the favorites. 112 Academics A Worthwhile Course In a recent T.V. commer¬ cial people say they’re not going to pay a lot for their mufflers, and after taking the elective course Auto¬ motive Mechanics, students can fix their own mufflers. Glenn Jurek and Lee Sellers teach autos, which intro¬ duces students to the funda¬ mentals of the car. The cur¬ riculum includes reading books and writing several re¬ ports. Senior Keith Kleiner stated. “Autos is a lot of fun because you can really learn a lot about cars.” In addi¬ tion. the fine facilities in¬ clude two; work labs with ex¬ cellent equipment, and peo¬ ple donate old cars to enable students to further their studies by actually working on the cars. Present and past students can bring their cars in the shop to work on after school or during their free time. Students looking for a challenging course may consider taking autos as one of their options. Classwork and hands-on experience, make autos a worthwhile course. Academics 113 Kenny Munich helps one of the kids put together the puzzle. Child development teaches the basics of childcare whereas Family Living teaches students about surviving in an urban community. Family Living: A Class For Everyone The course Family Living does not By taking Family Living, the student cestors, interview a family relative of resemble the ordinary day to day class. " I think the course touches on values that aren’t viewed in other classes,” pointed out Julie Hedrich. Students may opt to take this course rather then European History, Sociology, or Pys- chology to meet the graduation re¬ quirement because in Family Living, students acquire fundamental knowl¬ edge about human relationships and real life situations. “You learn about yourself as well as others,” comment¬ ed Stefanie Krakow. gains a broad view of marriage, di¬ vorce, parenting, family roles, and chil¬ dren. Teacher Mr. Bovers spends a great deal of time on the topic of di¬ vorce and each semester provides a field trip to divorce court, an eye-open¬ ing experience. “I couldn’t believe peo¬ ple were granted a divorce within less than ten minutes, " remarked Ellian Le¬ vin. Throughout the semester, students work on a family tree project in which they must track down their family an- two generations ago, and gather old pictures of family members. In this unit, Mr. Bovers always stresses the importance of a camera and the senti¬ mental value a picture can have in years to come. " Unlike other classes, Family Living is a class where you learn about real life relationships and discuss how prob¬ lems should be handled,” said Howie Aronesti. Most seniors agree with Kirk Oliver that, “Family Living is a class for everyone.” 114 Academics Providing needed advice, counsler Tom Meyer suggests a resolution for Lisa Meisner’s predicament. This is Mr. Meyers first year as a counsler. Kevin Lochner listens carefully as Mr. Solovy explains the problem. Looking on to make sure he doesn’t make the same mistake, is Ralph Anifiotis. Let s get physical! Caryn Berk checks out her grade in gym. Coach Lucas adds up her points to be certain of her final grade. Academics Ken Munic takes excellent care of this toddler as he tries to get down the slide. Many games and toys, such as this slide, help students with some of the communication gaps they might have. Having a review session with Karen Shiftman and Aaron Bates is Mr. Kelly. Review sessions often give students time to ask specific questions about the upcoming exam. 116 Academics Eric Oseland prepares for an invigorating period of range. In drivers ed. 30 hours of range must be completed in order to get your drivers license. Defensive Driving: A Must In Drivers Education Settling into the bucket seats of the fiery red ma¬ chine, tension mounts and blood pressure rises. Hands clenched tightly to the wheel making knuckles white. The static from the in¬ tercom interrupts concen¬ tration. The man in the tower screams, “Students start your engines,” signall¬ ing the beginning of the range lesson. The range lesson, one of the components of the Dri¬ vers Education course, gives students the opportunity to experience and familiarize themselves with actual street driving. Situations similar to those one might come across in reality are set-up so that students will know proper procedures when confronted with them. Two experienced and trained professionals, Carl Van Cleave and George Earl, share the responsibility of conducting classroom and behind the wheel lessons. Students spend a majority of the classroom periods view¬ ing films showing real life driving situations and ways to avoid possible hazards. The students in the course consist of sophomores and juniors who meet the age re¬ quirement. Although not all schools offer a drivers edu¬ cation course. West recog¬ nizes the program as a ne¬ cessity for later life. Accord¬ ing to Van Cleave, “Drivers education trains you for something you will be doing sixty to seventy years of your life. The course pre¬ pares you for possible dan¬ gers one might come across. It teaches you to be a defensive driver which is the key to becoming a good, safe person behind the wheel. Academics 117 Homecoming is a special time of celebration among all members of the school. Homecoming King Anthony Irpino and Queen Joy Grossberg prepare to lead the traditional Homecoming parade. Special Events All work and no play??? Never at Niles West! The stu¬ dent government, along with various other organizations, made certain that students’ calendars were always packed with exciting and en¬ tertaining events. The Back to School Bash started off the year with wild students celebrating their return. Homecoming high¬ lighted the calendars of both underclassmen and upper¬ classmen as they chose funky and original dress up attire satisfying a specific theme. Furthermore, the Homecoming parade, game, and dance were also includ¬ ed to spark the Indian spirit in all NiWeHi students. Other dances included Turnabout. Frosh-Soph Mixer, and of course, prom. College night proved to be a great success as the gym filled with thousands of West ! and North students. School plays seemed to draw a good crowd, while pep assemblies allowed students to go wild n’ crazy. Open House , brought parents back to school once again, only this i time not as students, and i monsters, witches, and all ! sorts of strange sights haunted the hallways during Halloween. Special events relieved the pressures of everyday school life and gave students and teachers the opportuni¬ ty to have a great time. After all. it ' s no fun if it’s all work and no play! Senior Danny Gold and date share a slow dance at a school gathering. This is just one of the many couples enjoying themselves tonight. Crowds of freshmen and sophomores live it up at the annual Frosh-Soph Mixer. This is one of the most popular dances among underclassmen. 118 Division-Special Events As the school mascot, senior Julie Wozmak dedicates much of her valuable time in order to attend games and assemblies. Wozmak always seems to arouse spirit and excitement among the crowds. Division-Special Events 120 Brad Jones fills out the necessary forms required of blood doners. West doners gave a total of over 100 pints of blood. Brave Blood Doners Greatly Appreciated Stiff bodies lay every¬ where. Pale, motionless sen¬ iors had collapsed on stretchers in the once cheery Oakton Lobby. Each body was tagged as the tub¬ ing was removed from its limbs. Were these emaciat¬ ed students the unfortunate victims of senioritis? By springtime, senioritis is a strong trait among the graduating class, but these casualties were caused by professional nurses drawing blood for the annual Blood Drive, sponsored by the Na¬ tional Honor Society for Life Source. The goal of attaining 100 pints of blood was reached with ease as donors eagerly swarmed the Oak- ton Lobby to give blood. Most of the donors were senior students, but anyone fitting the age, weight, and health requirements was permitted to give blood. “I was pleasantly sur¬ prised to find out how easy it was to give blood. And con¬ trary to what I thought, I felt fine afterwards,” said Mrs. Horwitz of the blood drain¬ ing process. Donating a pint of blood was a small part of her contribution toward the success of the Blood Drive. Mrs. Horwitz along with Mr. Boevers was involved with organizing the Blood Drive. By the end of the day, not only was the sponsor’s goal fulfilled, but the donors themselves felt a sense of accomplishment. Life Source expressed their thanks to those who gave blood with twinkies and pins declaring each as a humani¬ tarian for the day. Spanish teacher Mr. Murphy shared his feeling, “It’s a wonderful thing to give blood!” Blood Drive A Niles West participant chuckles while she donates to a worthwhile cause. Many eligible students took part, and it proved to be a success. A volunteer nurse undergoes the procedure of drawing blood from a Niles West donor. Students had to weigh a certain amount in order to give blood. Blood Drive 121 Odd Couple Provides Dynamite Comedy Drama Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon. Jack Klugman and Tony Randall. Dave Allen and Arthur Tiersky. These are just a few people who have played the roles of Oscar Madison and Felix Ungar in the classic Neil Simon com¬ edy. “The Odd Couple.” “The Odd Couple” tells the story of a preppie-type. Felix Ungar and his best friend, a slob. Oscar Madi¬ son. The bulk of the plot takes place after they move in with each other following Felix’s attempt to commit suicide, for his wife has thrown him out of his home, and there is an impending di¬ vorce. Every Friday evening, the two host a poker game for their friends. They are slobs like Oscar, and dirty up his apartment constantly. When Felix moves in everything changes. They cannot be messy any longer, for Felix, being the prep that he is, al¬ ways keeps the place spot¬ less. no crumbs, dust or oth¬ er slobby things. Oscar and Felix’s friends go crazy. Mur¬ ray. portrayed by Larry Mills, is a paranoid police¬ man; Vinnie, played by Joel Dalinka, a complete “nudge,”; Speed, played by David Lieb, a cigar-smoking gangster-type who has no patience; and Roy portrayed by Paul Katz, an accountant with a lust to complain about everything. A few weeks later, Felix and Oscar begin to get on each other’s nerves. To get back on their feet romanti¬ cally, Oscar asks two women who moved into the apart¬ ment on the other side of the building, the Pigeon sis¬ ters, over to their house for dinner. The sisters were por¬ trayed by Ann Fisher and Jennifer Collins. Many more escapades take place, lead¬ ing to a final battle between Felix and Oscar, which is considered some of the best comedy in American history. James Batts, English teacher at Niles West, dir¬ ects the spring play each year. He stated, “I feel I’ve chosen an excellent cast, they are hard-working, and I had a lot of fun with them. Directing the spring play is the best time of the school year for me, because I get so into it that I usually lose a lot of weight during it!!” The set was designed by Cynthia Philbin, Lee Goldberg and Peter Sharpe. The crew who built it was comprised of Niles West students from both the theatre depart¬ ment and the debate team, of which Mr. Batts is a spon¬ sor. Performances were held April 30th, May 1st and 2nd. 1987. 122 Spring Play Oscar Madison, played by David Al¬ len, has the face of victory without agony of defeat. However, Felix Hunger, played by Arthur Tiersky, relishes in his dissatisfaction. Senior Arthur Tiersky relays his troubles to fellow cast members Jennifer Collins and Ann Fisher. Last spring’s production of ”The Odd Couple” was a huge success. Art Tiersky sets the scene in Niles West’s version of The Odd Couple. Art has been a major participant in the theatre department. Spring Play 123 124 Intense Association Glad to be back in the halls of NiWeHi, Jinjer Brody and Julie Cho perform enthusiastically for the re¬ turning students. Dreary, lifeless and empty stood the gymnasium, but still a sense of mystery loomed in the dregs of the stale, misty air. The clamor that arose in the next few minutes extinguished that feeling of mystery and began the Back to School Assem¬ bly. In the “Dawn’s earl y light,” choral director Mrs. Owens led the student body in the “Star Spangled Ban¬ ner.” As the anthem ended, the students imitated the waving of the flag by tossing beach balls and balloons. When this excitement set¬ tled enough for a speaker to be heard, the officers of Stu¬ dent Union and Senior Cabi¬ net pumped up the crowd by emphasizing the qualities of each class. “I ' m very proud of our stu¬ dents.” expressed Dr. Ring in his speech welcoming stu¬ dents back to school. The remarks of Dr. Ring and the award winning perfor¬ mances of the pom pon and cheerleading squads stimu¬ lated the enthusiasm of the Principal Don Ring addresses the students at the Back to School assembly. He strongly believes in keeping in touch with the students and their activities. crowd. As sophomore Mike Karras said, “It was in¬ tense!” The Indian mascot, Julie Wozniak, performed the tra¬ ditional dance rousing the mania of the senior class to victory in the cheering con¬ test. As the assembly came to a close, the cheerleaders and pom pon girls cheered, the seniors danced, the un¬ derclass went to their classes, and the band played on ... Back To School Assembly The Niles West band rocks the gym down during the Back to School As¬ sembly. They will be traveling to Arizona to participate in the Fiesta Bowl. Amid the mob of cheering students at the assembly, Mr. Geis wonders how much more his ears can han¬ dle. Although the assembly was held early in the morning, students had the energy necessary to make it a success! Back To School Assembly 125 Not just schools from the United States are represented at college night. Jay Rosenbaum has difficul¬ ty deciding if a move halfway around the world will satisfy his educational goals. An Educational Evening For one night in the year. West served as the center of all excitement in the Chica- goland area. Cars jammed the school lots, and people packed the hallways, while helicopters landed on the front lawn. Parents and stu¬ dents were not enjoying a night’s entertainment, but rather were participating in a rare opportunity to find out about colleges and uni¬ versities across the nation. For the diverse needs of the students, College Night offered over 300 choices for post-high school planning, the largest such representa¬ tion Niles Township has pre¬ sented. These alternatives included nationally revered schools, state schools, schools for the Arts, private schools, and religiously ori¬ ented schools. Programs were also presented by the Armed Forces, the Paris American Academy from France, and our own Oakton Community College. Happy with the program of College Night, Junior Lenny Katz said, “I thought College Night was a great success from the stand¬ points of the overwhelming amount of universities at¬ tending, and the great amount of families who benefitted extremely. How¬ ever, I thought it should have lasted longer.” Junior Shirley Choi summed-up the value of Col¬ lege Night. ‘‘It’s good, be¬ cause you get a chance to talk to the college represen¬ tatives. I like that the school did this, because I got to know about colleges I didn’t know about, and for those that I had in mind, I was able to find out the require¬ ments.” 126 College Night A Niles North student checks out St. John’s college at College Night. Students from all neighboring schools were welcome to attend. With hopes of enlisting future ca¬ dets, the U.S. Air Force Academy recruitor talks to interested stu¬ dents about a future career in flight training. All facets of the U.S. military were represented at col¬ lege night. Two military recruiters take a break from talking with students from Niles West and Niles North. The Armed Forces have become ex¬ tremely popular among high school students. College Night 127 128 Relaxing after some strenuous dancing, these sophomores relate the theme of the Frosh Soph Mix¬ er. The Mixer was sponsored by the Sophomore Cabinet on Sept. 19th. As an excited Doreen Kestler boo¬ gies her way through the crowds at the annual Frosh Soph Mixer, her face genuinely expresses that she is having a wild and crazy time. Freshman Sophomore Mixer Being an underclassmen is not all that bad. These freshmen and sophomores found that out at the Frosh Soph Mixer. Dressed in tie-dyed shirts, prepared to make new friends, and catch up with the happenings of old, fresh- men and sophomores rushed into the Niles West cafeteria at 7:00 p.m. for the annual frosh-soph mixer, sponsored by the Sopho¬ more Cabinet on September 19th. The purpose of the mixer Meet Me At The Mixer! was for the more than 300 attending to attempt the nearly impossible task of meeting all the others. The theme was Wood- stock. and the common dress was the latest style of tie-dyed shirts. To liven up the party, some sopho¬ mores wore togas. Doughnuts were served as refreshments, and as a break from the dancing, the people went into the court¬ yard and chatted with old and new found friends. At 9:00 as the last chord of the evening was played, students reluctantly inched out and freshman Robin Yu commented, “The mixer should have been longer.” Many others agreed. Truly expressing the theme of The Frosh Soph mixer which was Wood- stock, Ann Pullano, Lule Jusufi, and Dana Mohrlein clad themselves in tie- dyed togas. Togas are usually a popular form of dress at the annual mixer. Freshman Sophomore Mixer 129 Specialized license plates and bumper stickers are only a few of the accessories that adorn the cars in the student parking lot. The un¬ fortunate people that don’t have transportation most often ride the school bus. Two NiWe seniors fortunate enough to have a car, Brad Car- stens and Keith Kleiner, cruise down the street. Only students with parking permits are allowed to park in the student parking lot. Transportation Cruising At The Crack Of Dawn A group of upperclassmen check out their friends new purchase - Motorcycles proved to be both ef¬ fective and popular among stu¬ dents. “Bye Mom, Gotta run!” yells a typical NiWeHi stu¬ dent as he dashes out the door to catch the bus. “See ya later, Dad!” says another as he crosses Oakton Street to school. While students come to school in a variety of ways, they all have one thing in common — they must all be in homeroom by 7:30. Whether they drive or run, the third tardy usually means a detention. The freshman dream is to drive to school senior year, leaving the house five min¬ utes before school starts. This happy thought is all that gets them through those long, cold winter mornings waiting for the bus. Did you ever wonder, though, about why those seniors often drive up before the buses even arrive? No, they aren’t crazy. It’s that mad compe¬ tition for a parking space. Only a sadder but wiser sen¬ ior can tell you the horrors of trying to run from the far end of the parking lot to homeroom in two minutes. Maybe after an experience like that you freshmen wouldn’t leave the house five minutes before school starts, either. Still, many seniors would die without their cars. Though driving is the pre¬ ferred way to go, many oth¬ er means of transportation exist. Some students live close by. Others can’t get the family car and would die before taking the bus. In ei¬ ther case, students may choose to walk to school ev¬ ery day, and the bicycle racks are often full. Those affluent students whose par¬ ents approve may even ride a scooter to school. When all else fails, stu¬ dents still shouldn’t give up hope. They can often count on parents for a last minute ride in an emergency. Still, to all who dream of driving up in a Lamborghini or a Porsche, dream on; you nev¬ er know when your dreams may come true! Transportation 131 Dale Sherman and Elaine Barrington dance the night away at the Hyatt Regency. They are just one of the seven couples running for Prom King and Queen. A Night To JUST YOU AND I “Just You And I,” the Ju¬ nior-Senior Prom sponsored by the Junior Class Cabinet, provided prom-goers with a glamorous and memorable evening. After arriving at the elegant Hyatt Regency downtown on May 29 at 7:30 p.m., the couples be¬ gan rocking the night away on the dance floor and munching on delicious as¬ sorted appetizers. Prom King and Queen, Jeff Gassel and Jodi Isreal, were chosen from among six couples by the promgoers. Traci Dreier commented, “Choosing the Prom King and Queen was a hard deci¬ sion. All of the candidates Remember were special in their own way.” When Prom ended, cou¬ ples went out to dinner, stopping for a carriage ride or walking down Michigan Avenue. Some people even made a weekend of it, driv¬ ing to Wisconsin the next day or spending the week¬ end at a downtown hotel. The Junior Class Presi¬ dent, Benjie Malkin, conclud¬ ed “The time and effort put into making this year’s prom the best ever brought tre¬ mendous results. To see that everyone had such a great time made all of the work rewarding.” 132 Prom Benji Malkin casts his vote for prom King and Queen while Amy Chertow looks on. The winning couple. Jeff Gassel and Jodi Israel, were chosen from six other contestants. Nominees for Prom King and Queen from left: Gary Korrub. Cindy Le¬ vine, Curt Takiguchi, Michelle Hogg. Rick Mandell, Pam Feldman, Jodi Is¬ rael. Jeff Gassel. Amy Chertow. Ricky Zelinsky, Elaine Barrington, Dale Sherman, Vanessa Johnson, Tom Anifiotis. Prom 133 Graduate Joe Born looks again at his diploma to make sure he wasn’t dreaming. Graduation from high school marks a turning point in most of the students lives, and they look forward to what’s ahead. Bye-Bye Class Of ’87 Red and white hats surged into the stifling air when Dr. Ring called the last of the names in the class of ’87. Graduation at last. Sunday, June 7, 1987, marked the fi¬ nal day for those students to belong to Niles West. The leaders of the graduation procession consisted of Dale Sherman, President; James Van Osdol, Vice President; Craig Keer, Secretary; Diane Smason, Treasurer; and the Valedictorian, Sou-Pan Wu. Dr. Roger D. Stein, Senior class adviser stated, “The Class of ’87 contains a num¬ ber of very special, intelli¬ gent, hardworking, and dedi¬ cated people. Niles West is sorry to see them leave, but we are certain that they will succeed in their future en¬ deavors.” After four long years of anticipation of leav¬ ing many seniors still felt that they would miss Niles West. Joe Bass stated, “As much as I couldn’t wait to graduate and get out of this so-called “Jail”, I know I will miss NiWeHi. I had some great times here.” Many graduates left Niles West with mixed feelings of nos¬ talgia for the past and antici¬ pation of the future. Some Seniors couldn’t wait to get ouf of high school, while oth¬ ers left Niles West reluctant¬ ly. Whether those students graduated Niles West feeling happy or sad, the Class of ’87 will always be a part of the school. 134 Graduation Valedictorian Nancy Goren. delivers her speech at the Graduation cere¬ monies last June. Nancy was a very active school member and contri¬ buted much to Niles West. Class president Dale Sherman ad¬ dresses his fellow graduates. Dale participated in student government and activities. Graduation 135 136 The senior stands come alive during the Homecoming Assembly, hoping to win the cheering contest. The Homecoming Court rise to their feet to root their fellow seniors in the cheering contest. Homecoming Assembly Videoscreens Enhance Homecoming Assembly Silence shattered as the entire school escaped from homerooms and stampeded down the halls. The gymna¬ sium rang with chaotic thun¬ der on October 5, as spot¬ lights flew around the gym and added a sense of excite¬ ment to the occasion - The Homecoming Assembly. The noise didn’t cease after the introductions had begun, and the music and vi¬ deoscreens brought forth everyone’s interest. The pompon squad made their second pep rally appear¬ ance, and the varsity cheer¬ leaders led the class levels in a cheering competition. As their faces were magni¬ fied on the videoscreens, the varsity football and soc¬ cer team ran down the cen¬ ter of the gym and accepted the wild response of the spectators. Indian mascot, Julie Wozniak, paraded the floor, performing the tradi¬ tional ritual of her Indian dance. Tension mounted, and ev¬ eryone became silent as the announcement of the nomi¬ nees for Homecoming King and Queen began. Jinjer Brody, Amy Chertow. Kelly Cordes, Karyn Elliott. Amy Fullett. Joy Grossberg, He¬ len Hart, Karin Janessa, Kar¬ in Orsic, and Stacy Stratiga- kis made their way to the main floor as they heard their names announced as the nominees for Homecom¬ ing Queen. Homecoming Assembly 137 A Ticker Tape Triumph Indians on the warpath marched out of Ni-We-Hi’s Oakton exit. The “Ticker Tape Parade” packed the streets with spirited stu¬ dents and colorful creations. The King and Queen proudly lead the Homecoming pro¬ cession followed by their court and the marching band. Thundering drums and crashing cymbols dominat¬ ed the grey October day. Blowing in the breeze, strands of toilet paper and shreds of newspaper marked the parade route. Student Union, the class cabinets, and various ethnic clubs worked together by sponsoring floats, and pro¬ moting spirit. Exploding with enthusiasm, the spirit com¬ mittees: Pom Pons, Cheer¬ leaders, and Midnight Riders lead cheers which echoed throughout the parade. The Orchestra, “noted” for its elaborate floats won first place in the traditional float competition. For the second year, Students Against Drunk Driving contributed to the festivities with their life¬ saving theme float. The ath¬ letic teams and N Club ex¬ pressed their support for the football team by participat¬ ing in the celebration. At¬ tracting the attention of spectators, police sirens es¬ corted the parade in its route through Skokie and Morton Grove. When the pa¬ rade reached its end, Indian spirit raged as the war-paint¬ ed Niles West tribe, hungry for a victory, made its way to the stadium. The Home¬ coming Parade captured the intense excitement of the students and the community as all anticipated the big game. The Niles West Orchestra shows off its first place float during the Home¬ coming Parade. Many hours of hard work by dedicated members ended with great results. Homecoming Parade The Senior Midnight Riders show their spirit while riding on their gar¬ bage truck through the parade. The Homecoming Court waves to passerby during the parade. There were five girls and five boys nomin¬ ated from the senior class. Homecoming Parade 139 Michelle Weberman. Carol Song, and their dates ham it up for the camera during the homecoming dance. More than 200 couples at¬ tended which provided for a fun evening. Excited juniors pose for a picture to remind them of Homecoming. Al¬ though the majority of the couples were juniors and seniors, there were many underclassmen there also. 140 Homecoming Dance Throwing " The” Ball Student Union scored when they “Threw The Ball” for their eager, enthusiastic fans! As couples filed in for the final Homecoming activity, they saw a gym transformed into a grand ballroom. Ball masks and brightly colored steamers lined the walls to complete the ballroom theme. Some couples boogied to the beat of “Adventures in Dining”, while others waited in line to have a photogra¬ pher take a memorable por¬ trait of them. While the band took their break, the couples chatted about dinner plans, carriage rides, and romantic prospects for the evening. Others took advantage of the hors d’ oeuvres table, which consisted of carrot sticks, vegetable dip, and miniature club sandwiches. Returning to the edge of the dance floor, the couples watched as the Queen, Joy Grossberg and King, Anth¬ ony Irpino danced to the theme from “Dirty Dancing” marking the highlight of the evening. In addition to upperclass¬ men, many freshman and sophomores attended the festivities. One underclass¬ man, Stephanie Israel, ex¬ claimed, “If all the dances at Niles West are this great, I’m in for an exciting four years!” As the ball neared its end, couples gathered their be¬ longings, found their friends, said their goodbyes, and headed for an equally excit¬ ing night on the town! Homecoming Dance 141 Lisa Lasowski and Arthur Tiersky perform the musical “Bye-Bye Bird¬ ie " to an enthralled audience in the Niles West auditorium. Amy Flack watches over Joy Gross- berg in “Bye-Bye Birdie " . These two students have been active members of the theatre. Arthur Tiersky plays it to the hilt in the fall musical. While unexpectedly playing the lead. Arthur was also the student director. 142 Musical Kevin Steele rehearses for the musical “Bye-Bye Birdie” after school. Many long hours were put in to make the show a success. A " Good Time” Production Returns When “Bye-Bye Birdie” first hit the Broadway scene in the early 1960’s, the na¬ tion greeted the show as a ‘‘good time” production with cheerful songs and an energetic cast that would keep a smile on one’s face until the night was over. Now, some twenty-seven years later, Conrad Birdie and the town of Sweet Ap¬ ple, Ohio have been reborn on the Niles West stage as the premiere production of the school year. The musical opens with Birdie, senior Matthew Winer, a rock star modeled after the late Elvis Presley, being drafted into the army. Upon hearing this, the mil¬ lions of female teenagers who love this man with a passion prepare to secede from the Union. Albert Pe¬ terson (originally to be played by junior Carl Helw- ing, whos unfortunate illness resulted in director Arthur Tiersky’s takeover of the role), Birdie’s songwriter who practically survives on his star’s career, does not know how to handle the drafting situation either. His faithful secretary, Rose Al¬ varez (senior Lisa Lasowski) comes up with a plan to send Birdie away happily while still in the hearts of girls ev¬ erywhere. Birdie will per¬ form Albert’s latest song, “One Last Kiss,” on the Ed Sullivan Show the night be¬ fore he leaves for the army. When he is finished singing he will plant one final kiss on the lips of Kim Macafee, (senior Joy Grossberg) cho¬ sen at random from a selec¬ tion of Birdie’s greatest fans. Along the way, the charac¬ ters experience fights, dis¬ agreements, and hilarious misunderstandings that lead to the happy ending. Major cast members also included junior Kirsten Gieler as Al¬ bert’s obnoxiously domin¬ eering mother; juniors David Lieb and Amy Flack as Kim’s conservative parents; senior Wendy Doyle as Kim’s sister; and junior Yuri Keegstra as Hugo Peabody, the jealous boyfriend. For the third year in a row, the student steering com¬ mittee chosen to direct this annual production decided to perform a pre-written show rather than an original story. Stated senior director Arthur Tiersky, “The shows chosen for this production in the last two years have re¬ quired an amount of thinking about strange underlying morals. This year, we all wanted a change, and ‘Bye- Bye Birdie,’ one of my all- time favorite shows, was my first choice all along.” Fun and games didn’t oc¬ cur all the time, however. Everyone on the committee believed that they cast roles extremely well, but when lead Carl Helwing had to back out, many thought di¬ saster might strike. Senior co-orchestral director Joel Dalinka related, “The last few weeks of rehearsal, I was scared that the show might not come together as well as past shows have; I am elated that I have been proven wrong! " Musica | 143 144 Back To School One Wednesday evening, October 28. at approximate¬ ly 7:30 p.m., it happened again. School commenced for the second time that day, but not for the stu¬ dents. Hundreds of parents of Niles West students swarmed the hallways to en¬ dure the obstacle course of their child’s schedule. That night was the 30th annual Open House. Open House gave parents the opportunity to personal¬ ly meet and talk to their child’s teachers. During each shortened class, par¬ ents listened to short lec¬ tures on the course curricu¬ lum and content. Curious parents could ask questions about the student’s pro¬ gress in the class or about the class itself. Unlike students, parents didn’t have to attend study halls and physical education classes. Instead they walked aimlessly around the school peeping in rooms or pro¬ ceeding to the cafeteria for refreshments and observing displays. Student represen¬ tatives of numerous clubs such as sports teams, spe¬ cial interest clubs and stu¬ dent government anxiously waited to answer parents’ questions. In addition to cafeteria displays, parents could see other exhibits on Niles West life after school situated throughout the building. The art center pre¬ sented an art demonstration and slide show in the display case. While orchesis per¬ formed in the dance studio, thespians rehearsed “Bye Bye Birdie’’ in the a udito¬ rium. Gym teachers led a formal discussion about fit¬ ness in the Gymnasium while the Board of Education spoke about the Illinois State Report Card in room 016. Cheerleaders Lena Quilici and An¬ gela Hanga take a break from as¬ sisting lost parents at the open house. Students also attended to help parents find their son’s daughter ' s classes. Open House The Niles West Concert Orchestra performs for parents attending the Open House. They played for al¬ most two hours and did not strike a wrong note all night. Parents mingle in the cafeteria dur¬ ing the Open House. Refreshments were served as the parents met with school clubs and sports. Open House 145 Jeff Seidman contemplates killing himself with his gun in the cafeteria after eating the school lunch. Elyse Decker attaches her mouse ears to complete her costume. Hal¬ loween allowed students to break away from the traditional outfits worn to school. A NiWe student bats her lashes, testing the glue to see if it really worked. 146 Halloween _ Haunted Hallways Ghosts and goblins float down the hallway while oth¬ er students walk in everyday attire. “Halloween comes but once a year and I enjoy dressing up”, said Senior Ross Fischoff who has been a dedicated Halloweener for four years. Many students enjoy dressing up, but “the students who don’t dress up are the ones who miss out”, stated Senior Brad Car- stens. Many of the students who do dress up in cos¬ tumes, trick-or-treat during the day, while others trick- or-treat well into the night. After school, students pre¬ pare for the night time fes¬ tivities. Costume parties, the most popular type of party on Halloween, require a lot of work. Lots of time also goes into the costumes which may need hours of sewing and face painting. “Bombing”, another favor¬ ite activity of some stu¬ dents, requires a heavy stock of eggs, shaving cream, and toilet paper since to achieve the objec¬ tive of “bombing” one must smother others with these materials without becoming a victim first. Is Halloween really scary? Many students would deny that they are afraid, but they won’t be seen crossing the path of a black cat, visiting a graveyard, or trick-or-treat¬ ing past midnight. Showing real school spirit, an unknown NiWe Student parades around school on Halloween. There were a variety of costumes displayed on October 31st. _ Halloween 147 Prisoners of the wicked witch in her gingerbread house are Hansel and Gretel, played by Adam Telengater and Laila Stein. “Don’t trust strangers,” is the archetypal theme of the children’s theater presenta¬ tion, “Hansel and Gretel.” This classic story of two lost young children, who come across a gingerbread house in the woods and end up prisoners of a wicked witch, succeeded greatly, bringing in full houses for the two afternoon performances and a half-full house for the Saturday show. Students from thirty-five schools came to see the show during the day-time showings. Fairy Tale Delights Audience The enthusiastic cast, headed by skillful direction of Cynthia Philbin, consisted of sophomore Adam Telen¬ gater as Hansel, junior Laila Stein as Gretel, and sopho¬ more Jennifer Collins as the Witch. Other cast members included freshmen Barbara Bouboutsis, Julie Doyle, Kel¬ ly Hogan, Davita Levin and Kim Lowenthal, sophomore Karen Guthrie, junior Carl Helwing, and senior Wendy Doyle. Describing the difficulties and pleasures of performing for young children, Telen¬ gater commented, “You have to capture them, which I think we did in the first few scenes. Then they really re¬ spond well.” Sophomore Jennifer Collins shared the delight. “Working with kids was really fun; it was great to see how they reacted.” Before the show began, an innovative skit, called Etiskit, performed by Katy Born, Joel Dalinka. Joy Grossberg, Lisa Lasowski, Matthew Winer, and Arthur Tiersky, who also wrote and directed the piece, received rave re¬ views. Etiskit showed the young children in the audi¬ ence how they should be¬ have during the perfor¬ mance talking about gum chewing, applause, and when to get up during the show. According to enthusiastic audience member sopho¬ more Nicoletta Harris, “The scenery was magnificent, the singing was superb, and the audience was truly in¬ volved.” 148 Children’s Theater Hansel and Gretel get down on their knees, hoping and wishing for a way out of the witch’s gingerbread house. Kim Lowenthal and Davita Levin put on a perfect performance for the Children’s Theater’s presentation of Hansel and Gretel. A wonderful show was the result of weeks of re¬ hearsals. Children’s Theater 150 Marc Adreani and friends enjoy the festivities of the Fiesta Bowl in Ari¬ zona. The Niles West Band was ac¬ companied by the Color Guard and the Pom pon squad. The Niles West Band participates in the Fiesta Bowl Parade on New Year ' s Eve. The band was one of many selected to perform this year in Arizona. Mike Bartholomew. Mike Spiropo- lous and Dr. Ring enjoy the celebra¬ tion in Arizona during the Fiesta Bowl. Tour West Groups Perform At Fiesta Bowl. “Attend Hut!.GO!, Parade Rest! ....... UGH!” No, this is not about going to the army, but about being a member in the marching band. The marching band, directed by William Koch, di¬ ligently worked on their marching techniques from the hot, scorching days of August to the cool, shivering nights of October, in order to prepare a show that was to be watched by millions. The occasion, the “Sunkist Fiesta Bowl Parade. " Last May, the band ac¬ cepted their invitation to play in the Fiesta Bowl, in Phoenix, Arizona on New Year’s Day, 1988. Many hours were put into making this tour a success. All of the fundraising, arranged by Mrs. Fern Katz, had to be fin¬ ished by December 1, 1987, and early deadline which meant everyone had to work fast. Also attending the festivi¬ ties were the colorguard, pom-pon, and cheerleading squads. All of this adding up to one of the largest and most expensive tours ever held. But, not to fear. As for the money, the band was lucky to once again have the support of Mrs. Fern Katz. With her complete dedica¬ tion to the band, she was able to help students nearly split in half the original cost, from $570 per person to $275 per person. She over¬ all helped the students to raise a total of $45,000. But, the money was just one of the main concerns. Now, the numerous hours had to be spent on perfecting music, marching in step, and look¬ ing their best. This was ac¬ complished under the direc¬ tion of Mr. Koch and his wife, who was also the Colorguard instructor. The tour took place from December 28th and contin¬ ued into New Year until the third of January. Due to the inclement weather on Mon¬ day, the students were forced to fly out of Chicago the following morning. The band lost many hours of practice time due to the de¬ lay, but spirits were kept up. They arrived in Phoenix that Tuesday afternoon and ev¬ eryone was anxious to get started. “We missed about fifteen hours of rehearsal, but that only made us work twice as hard in the short¬ ened time that was given to us, stated clarinet player Suzy Bohigan. The four mile parade down Central Avenue ex¬ cited everyone. “When I saw the people along the sides of the streets, it was in serious numbers, like 300,000 peo¬ ple. We’re used to marching down Oakton Street where people are there because they just happen to be,’’ commented another clari¬ net player David Steiner. This recognition and success has brought a smile not only to the band, but to the mem¬ bers of the community. “It was great to see everyone (local businesses) care whether we could go. Tour 151 Spanish Club Visits Day Care Center The Casa Central Day Care Center was filled with Niles West students as well as little children one De¬ cember afternoon. No, the students did not need super¬ vision or parental guidance, but they did feel the need to spread some holiday cheer. The day care center had been visited by the Spanish Club for a number of years, and this year’s club did not end the tradition. Sponsored by Mrs. Georgiev and Miss O’Rei lley, the Spanish Club trekked to Casa Central with about a dozen of its mem¬ bers. Careful planning went into the afternoon’s sched¬ ule, filled with all the old games learned in fourth grade. The bunny hop, for example, progressed almost to perfection, but its tricky footwork caused the stu¬ dents and friends some problems. A miniature play was enacted with hand pup¬ pets, and a little “rough- housing " occurred among some of the more aggres¬ sive boys who had eaten all their “Wheaties " that morn¬ ing. To top it all off, Presi¬ dent Eric Orsic, donned in a Santa suit with all the trim¬ mings, distributed presents to the children. Junior Ran¬ dy Feldman concluded, “Nos divertimos a Casa Cen¬ tral. " A young girl at the day care center looks warily at the NiWe Spanish Club who visited the center before the holi days. 152 Casa Central Day Care Center Eric Orsic gets mauled by the chil¬ dren at Casa Central Day Care Cen¬ ter. Members of the Spanish Club visited the center before the holi¬ days. Casa Central Day Care Cente 153 The audience watches this trio per¬ form during the second annual lip sync contest, the group consists of Craig Gramatis. Benji Malkin, and Ben Yashon. Watching a lip sync contest can al¬ most be as fun as participating in one. These spectators realize this during the event, sponsored by sophomore cabinet. This participant uses a guitar to en¬ hance his performance, and maybe receive a higher score. Judges con¬ sidered originality as part of the overall score. 154 Lip Sync Starring in his second lip sync contest, senior Ted Xentaras really puts on a show for the screaming audience. Now there’s one wild rock ‘n’ roller! nra Keeping In Sync The second annual Lip Sync contest took place in NiWeHi’s auditorium on Sat¬ urday, January 9th. This event was sponsored by the Sophomore Cabinet, and once again had a very large turnout, which raised a great deal of money for their trea¬ sury. Prizes were given to the group or act that had the most originality an d best lip sync performance. The sponsor of Sophomore Cabi¬ net, Mr. Puff, stated, “I am very pleased with the tur¬ nout we had. All the kids worked hard to make it work.’’First place award was presented to Andy Bok, Richard Dubin, and Andy Browder. Lip Sync 155 Junior Beth Lichtenstein strikes a pose during one of Orchesis’s presenta¬ tions. Beth and all the other members of Orchesis put in many long hours to prefect their performance. A Late Night Show Stopper With Orchesis It’s imagination, it’s ex¬ citement, it’s creativity, it’s “Late Night with the Orche¬ sis Dance Co.’’! As the cur¬ tain opened, five dark silhou¬ ettes posed on stage. Sud¬ denly, a spotlight illuminated the stage and the dancers appeared. The audience ap¬ plauded as the opening num¬ ber commenced. The mid¬ winter show consisted of twenty-two different num¬ bers varying from jazz to bal¬ let based upon different types of music which ranged from Michael Jackson’s “Bad” to the more balletic style of “Arthur’s Theme’’. Members of the company choreographed the various dances and alumni-sponsor Gretchen Galder took charge of the overall direc¬ tion of the production. The show differed from past years in that it con¬ tained a special number for the twelve senior members leaving the company. Spon¬ sor Gretchen Glader voiced regrets about have a senior dance, saying, “I can’t stand seeing all the dancers I’ll be losing next year at one time.” Finally, the dancers each took their bows to the tune of “Dancing in the Street’’, and ran into the aisles, still dancing with the same ener¬ gy and enthusiasm that filled the show. The two hours of entertainment came to an end as the dancers conclud¬ ed their performance and the curtain closed behind them. 156 Orchesis “Late Night With the Orchesis Dance Co. concludes with a dra¬ matic pose, ending another year of hard work and determination. Orchesis members perform an¬ other of their creative dances, which are all choreographed by stu¬ dent members. Orchesis 157 158 Amy Berk. Eric Newhouse, Daphne Mazarakis. and Grace Diaz lead the packed auditorium in the pledge of allegiance before guest speaker gave his presentation. Lacy Banks speaks to NiWeHi stu¬ dents in a special assembly com¬ memorating Dr. Martin Luther King Day. Mr. Banks is a sportswriter for the Chicago Sun-Times. Martin Luther King Assembly Pascale Trouillot sings to the filled auditorium Somewhere ' from the popu¬ lar movie. West Side Story. Banks Praises King When one envisions a man who fought for the equality and freedom of all people, Martin Luther King immedi¬ ately comes to mind. No other man is so universally known as the crusader of justice. King spent much of his life promoting the wel¬ fare of his people and the rights of all those whose rights had been ignored. Un¬ fortunately, few of his ac¬ complishments were recog¬ nized until after his death. On January fifteenth, West held an assembly honoring King. The guest speaker, Dr. Lacy Banks, gave an elo¬ quent address describing Martin Luther King as the true king, one who contri¬ buted greatly to the cause of his people. Unlike other kings who have come and gone. Martin Luther King made a difference in the lives of those who followed him. He gave his life fighting for a cause he believed in. Having helped his people, King died a satisfied man. Dr. Banks advised stu¬ dents to devote a few mo¬ ments thinking about King’s accomplishments in the field of human rights. Students left the assembly feeling love towards all of mankind and respect for a great man — Dr. Martin Luther King. Martin Luther King Assembly 159 Spaghetti Serenade What a better way to spend a chilly February night than to eat to the heart’s content with beautiful music playing in the background. The Niles West band, or¬ chestra, and choral groups provided over two hours of entertainment at the “Pasta and Pops” concert on Feb¬ ruary 27th. This event was sponsored by the Music Par¬ ents Association, and with cooperation from dedicated members and school facul¬ ty, the evening proved suc¬ cessful. The concert took place in the gym, thanks to Mr. Turry, the athletic direc¬ tor. Mr. Dr. Rodakavich and Dr. Ring attended and en¬ joyed the result of many hours of grueling practice. Mr. Kaitchuck, the Orches¬ tra conductor remarked, “Everyone enjoyed the per¬ formance, and the evening was very successful.” Many hours of planning took place before the even¬ ing’s festivities. Faculty and parents alike helped to posi¬ tion the tables and chairs, laid out tablecloths, orga¬ nized food display etc. Were it not for these dedicated people, the evening would not have turned out to be as complete and fulfilling as it did. Michelle Gonzales. Amanda Na- dolski, Betsy Jordan and Mike Bar¬ tholomew accompany the drum line for the appreciative audience attending the concert. Band conductor. Mr. Koch, leads the band through a medley of broadway tunes during the " Pasta and Pops " concert. 160 Pasta And Pops — The drum line performs for parents and faculty alike during the concert. Many hours are spent rehearsing and practicing before a perfor¬ mance. Mr. Kaitchuck conducts the Con¬ cert Orchestra for a packed gymna¬ sium. The orchestra stopped re¬ hearsing only when perfection was reached. Pasta And Pops 161 Seymour, portrayed by senior Paul Katz, feeds the Audrey II for the play “Little Shop of Horrors.” Almost every day of the week was devoted by cast members in order to perfect the play. Little Shop ■ A First “LOOKOUT, HERE COMES AUDREY TWO!,” ex¬ claimed the publicity post¬ ers for this year’s musical, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS. Niles West bears the distinc¬ tion of being the first high school in the Chicagoland area to secure the rights to perform this 1982 off-broad¬ way smash hit, which has delighted audiences all over the world. The story, narrated by three girls called the Ron- nettes (a parody of the six¬ ties girl group The Su- premes), centers around Seymour Krelborn, a down- on-his-luck nerd, who while working at Mushnik’s Skid Row Florists, discovers a new breed of plant life hith¬ erto unknown on this planet. He names his new discovery the Audrey Two, so he can perhaps win the affections of the girl he has a crush on, Audrey. Seymour discovers that while his plant looks in¬ credibly unusual, the Audrey Two demonstrates some disgusti ng eating habits: it will not grow unless fed hu¬ man blood! After introducing the plant to Mushnik, his boss, Seymour discovers that his plant’s unusual ap¬ pearance is doing wonders for business in the flower shop. Seymour continues to feed it blood, and finds him¬ self suddenly successful, with TV and magazine offers being presented to him. However, as the Audrey Two grows, it begins to talk and orders Seymour to feed him large quantities of blood at a time, meaning Seymour must kill people to get the plant to bring him more suc¬ cess. It then becomes a bat¬ tle between human morals and the Audrey Two’s night feedings. Theatre sponsor and di¬ rector Robert Johnson stat¬ For The West Stage ed that he had wanted to stage a production of LITTLE SHOP since he had first seen it over four years ago. ‘‘I have never been so pleased with a show as I have with this one,” stated Johnson. “The cast, crew and orches¬ tra and all my fellow direc¬ tors have done an excellent job with an extremely diffi¬ cult production. I am very pleased.” Johnson was as¬ sisted by choreographer and costumer Gretchen Glader, band director William Koch, vocal director Sheri Owens, and technical directors Lee Goldberg, Cynthia Philbin and Peter Sharpe. The light¬ ing for the show was cre¬ atively designed by Marc Schwartz. Casting was a very special aspect of this show. Many of the larger roles were “dou¬ ble cast”, meaning two peo¬ ple would hold down one role in the show. The only exceptions were Pascale Trouillot as Crystal, the lead¬ er of the Ronnettes, Arthur Tiersky as Mr. Mushnik, Sey¬ mour’s boss, Dave Lieb as Bernstein, a pushy NBC con¬ tractor, and Laura Persky as the customer. John Barba and Paul Katz portrayed Seymour, Michelle Dayan and Beth Lichtenstein char¬ acterized Audrey, the Fay Wray-like female lead, and Carl Helwing and Kevin Steele played the sadistic dentist boyfriend of Au¬ drey’s. The other Ronnettes were Laura Abrahams and Kristen Gieler as Ronette, and Joy Grossberg and Me¬ linda Hepner as Chiffon. Production dates for the show were March 9-12 of 1988. The show will be re¬ membered long after it is over by cast, crew and or¬ chestra. 162 Little Shop Of Horrors Audrey, played by Michelle Dayan, captures the attention of the packed auditorium in the closing minutes of her life. Little Shop was originally performed in New York. The Ronnettes. played by Joy Grossberg. Pascale Trouillot and Kiersten Gieler, narrate in three part harmony the events surround¬ ing Mushnik’s flower shop. Little Shop Of Horrors 164 Knowing that Audrey il is his ticket to fame and fortune, Seymour, played by John Barba, gives the plant a peck of appreciation. Audrey, portrayed by Beth Lichten¬ stein, prepares for a vicious smack from her sadistic dentist-boyfriend, played by Carl Helwing. I v m II ✓7 The townspeople wonder what life would be like off of Skid Row. Little Shop Of Horrors The cast and crew put in many hours of work for this year ' s production of " Little Shop of Horrors " , the smash-hit Broadway show. Little Shop of Horrors 165 The race is on in the cafeteria to make the best cherry pie. All the participants are trying to display their culinary talent. Chris Sosnowski and George Langis are all smiles after winning first place in the Cherry Pie contest. Both of them worked together to form an edible masterpiece. Cherry Pie Contest Watch Out Sara Lee The aroma of home-made pies filled the air. On Friday, March fourth, students from Foods One and Two, and Chefs, baked some delicious pies judged by members of the faculty. Competition spent half their school day in the kitch¬ en, while the other half was spent awaiting the good news in the cafeteria. Each creation was judged on fla¬ vor, color, texture, tender¬ ness. and appearance. Final¬ ly, winners George Langis and Chris Sosnowski were pronounced the winners. Participant Dawn Jacobs stated. “Even though I didn’t win, it was fun. cause I missed a whole day of school.” Cherry Pie Contest 167 Escape To The Orient Via Turnabout That time of the year when the guys sit back and let the girls do the asking, the annual Turnabout Dance, did its job once again in granting couples good memories and a great time. “Escape To The Orient” oc¬ curred three weeks after Valentine’s Day leaving a chance for couples to cele¬ brate the 14th of February on a later date. The Student Union beautifully decorated the gym in green, black, gold, and yellow and set out a delicious buffet composed of assorted Chinese snacks and appetizers. D.J. Cary Smolenski, played the latest hits while creating an atmo¬ sphere of love for dancing all night long. Student Union Vice-Presi¬ dent Staci Stratigakis com¬ mented, “We all worked hard, but the time spent on organizing the dance paid off with a tremendous turnout.” Lori Utanoff dances to the latest hits played by D.J. Cary Smolenski. Elena Leibovich and Joe Camilli enter the decorated gym on the way to the Orient Express. Student Union sponsored the dance which had a great turnout. 168 Turnabout Matt Winer and Lisa Lasowski get down at Turnabout 88. This year’s theme was " Escape to the Orient.” Jeff Meunier. Megan Goldish, Jim Valvanis, and Marla Kramer take a break from the dance floor. An esti¬ mated 100 couples were in atten¬ dance at the dance. Turnabout 169 170 Steve Posavac and Heidi Fradkin share a special moment at Turna¬ bout 88. This is the last formal dance before Prom, which is in June. Carlene Oleander and her date en¬ joy a slow dance together during “Escape to the Orient. " Couples crowded the dance floor through¬ out the entire evening. Freshman Vicki Rappin and Andy Bok are thoroughly enjoying them¬ selves at Turnabout. There was a mixed variety of underclassmen as well as juniors and seniors. Turnabout Ben Yashon and Melissa Connell are all smiles while jamming to the hits of D.J. Cary Smolinski. The variety of songs satisfied all those who attended. Turnabout 171 All that dancing tends to make a man hungry. Alumnus Dave Allen and friends glance over at the tray of appetizers. The audience watches closely as a diver takes her turn off the board. Diving competitions were held along with swim meets. Sports Unrestrained voices yelled, and cheered from the bleachers as a Niles West ' team strove for another vic¬ tory. Who provided all of this excitement? The athletes did. of course. Athletics al¬ lowed students to display , their talents whether it was in football, soccer, swim¬ ming. golf, basketball, or oth- ( er various sports. Athletes had to learn to use their time wisely in order to succeed in both sports’, and school. Having to prac¬ tice many hours a day and still keep up on homework was a difficult task. Yet it was required of athletes to sus¬ tain a fairly good grade point average in order to continue playing. “As a freshman on Cross Country. I realized how difficult it can be to han¬ dle both homework and daily practices. It was a lot of hard work, but it was worth it in the end.’’ stated freshman Elyssa Leboy. Athletes contributed ex¬ citement and pride to our school. This was evident by the large crowds which ap¬ peared to support them, even in cold and stormy. weather. Loyal Indian fans- sat upon the bleachers re¬ gardless of the weather and cheered their team on to one victory after another! Senior Art Sanchez puts all of his strength into his performance. Strength, concentration, and flexibility are all necessities in gymnastics. A Niles West runner races side by side with his opponent. As they approach the finish line, their speed increases. 172 Division-Sports The quarterback awaits the snap at an after school practice. Hours of practice are required of players daily. Varsity Discovers Sufficient System Transition describes the varsity gridders. and one of the biggest transitions from last year occured from of¬ fense to defense. Eleven fresh players entered the field as the platoon system hit Niles West. The new sys¬ tem gave the team twenty- two starters, eleven on of¬ fense and eleven on de¬ fense. Coach Richardson employed the platoon to keep players from tiring out, while allowing more partici¬ pation . The system also al¬ lowed injured players to be more easily replaced, with specialists at every position. The varsity squad adapted to the system well, despite early losses to state power¬ houses New Trier and Evan¬ ston. The Indians put it to¬ gether in game three with a solid victory over Maine East. 26-13. Although the Indians en¬ countered other rough losses, including Homecom¬ ing, the team remained hopeful and played to the fi¬ nal minute. With more play¬ ers coming out in the sum¬ mer, the platoon system will give the football program a great boost. Each year the presence of more returning players with varsity exper¬ ience and a greater number of students playing will result in a powerful Indian squad for years to come. Getting a well-deserved break is Leo Gubenko. After a long game, this break is much needed. Despite the Indians trying efforts, they unfortu¬ nately lost. 174 Football Coach Richardson shows his anger as the Niles West Indians miss a key opportunity in scoring. The Indians lost to the New Trier Trevians forty- four to twelve. Free of distraction, Quarterback Tim Queen releases the ball which turns out to be a thiry-five yard fumbled pass. West lost to Waukee- gan East in the Homecoming game fifteen to six. Front row: Pablo Blanco. Harry Yoon, Licarion Mendoza, Kevin Hansen, Mark Argetsinger, Scott Poulos, Rich Dubin, Joe Dellumo. Anthony Irpino, George Sotiropoulos. Second row: Imran Akhter, Jeff Gurvis, Larry Meyer, Rosario Luisi. Brett Youstra, Jae Sim. Tony Carollo, Ramel Failma, Brad Carstens, Tony Granatelli, James Lee Third row: Ross Fischoff, Coach Schmidt. Coach DeLeonardis. Coach Kuykendal. Coach Spagnoli, Coach Mur¬ phy, Doc Katzman, Steve Posavac. Scott Gripman. Fourth row: Rob Mandell. Tim Queen, Paul Schramm, Calvin Ramseyer, Nick Nafpliotis. Todd Romashko, Rich O ' Brien. Rudolfo Perez, Andy LaLiberty, Scott Moreth. Eric Biljetina. Fifth row: Chris Atkinson. Jovino Valignota, Pete Athans, Dean Klemenz, Chris Morton, Jun-Ho Cho, Carlos Casas. Brian Beuhling, Sean Cresham. Sixth row: Jason Gelber, Don Nole, Leo Gubenko. Ron Sobczack, Andy Lunsberg, Tony Klancnik, Aaron Marks, Angelo Tsagalis. Football 175 Front row: Joshua Medow, Matt Novoselsky, Steve Teschky, Brian Koz- lowski, Jeff Richards, Preston Alper, Magdiel Remon, Philip Lewis. Second row: Manager Adam Turry, Mitchel Repique, Nick Ohanjanian, Marcel Maldo, Rob Paton, Moojin Han, Brett Kroner, Matt Douvikas, Brian Wein¬ berg, Frank Corday, Brian Lewin, Sung Kang. Third row: Coach Larry Asher, John Hani, Mark Serdin, Brian Beck, Steve Cekkar, Coach Ron Gralewski, Andy Kobeski, Bennady Shnayder, Gil DeLasAlas, Yong Lee, Coach Steve Ramseyer. Fourth row: Ricky Irwin, Jin Cho, Luigi Dicesare, Mike Vardon, Art Hortua, Mark Campanini, John Williamson, Ilya Frumkin. Ben Kaplan, Roger Kono. Fifth row: Jason Fine, Pete Kardaras, Paul Altman, Josh Pritzker, Seung Lee. Geoff Pyter, Nikesh Mundhra, Arman Calalang, Paul Rentzelos. Back row: John Covington, Brad Neidermaier, Todd Riding, Rick Miller, Matt Hautala, Vince Romano, Paul Yoo, Brian Sokolowski. Showing speed and quickness, a freshman runner bursts through a huge gap in the line. With good strong blocks from the front line, the runner ran for a touchdown. 176 Frosh-Soph Football White 19! White 19! Go Go! Screams the quarter back as he receives the snap from the center. Freshman year football is usually for learning of the game. Young Gridders Gain Strength “Ropes”, “Sleds”, “Reac¬ tor”, and “Chutes” devel¬ oped into dreaded vocabu¬ lary among the frosh-soph football teams. Although these apparatus required a great deal of energy while bordening on tedium, they greatly enhanced the skills of the underclass teams. The season began early each day for the sopho¬ mores and freshman with 7:30 a.m. double practice sessions that lasted until 1:00 p.m. Many valuable les¬ sons and ideals learned by the young gridders stemmed from these gruel¬ ing workouts. The sophomores opened the year winning two of their first three games. Following the Varsity coaching strate¬ gy, coaches Murphy and Schmidt employed the pla¬ toon system to the fullest. The sophomores, already acquainted with the system, will enter junior year as wel¬ come additions. Besides getting a taste of the game, the freshmen learned to enjoy the compe¬ tition and camaraderie of high school football. The combination of new talent and hard work in the underclass level makes the future look good for Niles West. A continued level of improvement from the first years can only mean a more successful Indian football team. Front Row: Derek Brown. Keef Weinstien. Seong Choi. Steve Shamanski. Brad Freeman. Joo Yu Lee. Simeon Macalindong. Second Row: Howie Amiel, Matt Taorimina. Bret Strusiner. Gordon Mendoza. Danny Klapman, Matt Stern. Joey Adam. Scott Ledwon. Third Row: Coach Mel Schmidt. David Haddon. Yensy Cemerikic. Greg Tomczyk. Jess Deguzman. Marc Mar-Yohana. Duke Ross. Brian Casetta. Coach Bob Murphy. Fourth Row: Vahan Apraha- mian. Mario Digiovanni. Herbert Tittle. Joseph Buck. Kevin Murphy. Rack Lee. Dennis Peterson. Aron Rissman. Top Row: George Amfiotis. Bill Tsagalis. David Boehm. Robert Springer. Todd Baran. Jeff Meunier. Jeff Gurvis. Frosh-Soph Football 177 Sandy Stergios concentrates on spiking the ball. Stergios’ height and swift¬ ness helped the Indians in their victory over Niles North 15-8, 15-11. Tough Season Provides Struggle Most students know vol¬ leyball as just a game to play on the beach or at a picnic, but for the girls who make up the Niles West Volleyball Team, volleyball holds the ti¬ tle of most important sport. The Niles West Varsity Vol¬ leyball Team struggled through a tough season with a six and thirteen record, de¬ spite the fact that co-cap- tains Sarah Kim and Karin Janessa and members Kim McAllister, Sandy Stergious and Kelli Lochner returned from the previous season with hopes of a good year. “During the early and mid¬ season we didn’t play well and had trouble getting mo¬ tivated, but towards the end of the season we started to play up to our potential.” commented Kim McAllister. Victories over Niles North at home on cable, close games with Deerfield, beating St. Scholastica in the regionals, and having a great final game against Evanston high¬ lighted the season for the team. Coach Paula Sfickas stat¬ ed “Although the team re¬ cord may not show we had a successful season, the pro¬ gress and teamwork showed by the team made it a win¬ ning season for me.” Ac¬ cording to Sfickas, next years team should be stron¬ ger with the help of more ex¬ perienced players coming to the varsity team. First Row: Chris Sosnowski, Emily Yep, Kim McAllister, Rita Khasho. Sec¬ ond Row: Karen Janessa, Kristy Lall, Julie Daehler, Sara Kim, Donica Weinberg, Laura Gunnarson. Third Row: Coach Sfikas, Bea Revelins, Lisa Warden, Sandy Stergios, Kelly Lochner. 178 Girls Volleyball Volleyball Niles West Opp. Glenbrook North 0 2 Regina 0 2 Waukegan West 2 0 Deerfield 1 2 Hersey INV 0-0-0 2-2-2 Highland Park 1 2 Maine East INV 0-0-2 2-2-0 Waukegan East 0 2 Waukegan West 1 2 Maine West 1 2 Deerfield 0 2 Highland Park 1 2 Maine West 0 2 Waukegan East 0 2 Highland Park 2 0 Niles North 2 0 Maine East 0 2 Bea Revlins feels the world at her fingertips, for the game is in her hands. Revelins, a key player, makes her shot and advances the team. With style, grace and a happy face junior Kelly Lochner tosses the ball over the net to her opponent. Volleyball season begins in August and ends in November. Girls Volleyball 179 180 Coach Aaron Melnick carries off in¬ jured midfielder George Langis, as trainer Brian Katzman looks on. In¬ juries may occur in any sport. Kickers’ Spirit Never Lost areas begin at an earlier age.” A new addition to the coaching staff this year was Coach Melnick, who in his earlier years played soccer for the Indians. He was a real asset to the team by prepar¬ ing them for the games. Two senior soccer players related their opinions about why the team had not real¬ ized its goals this year. As John Puljic stated, ‘‘We had a lot of individual talent but it did not come together as a unit.” Ray Castro added, ‘‘One of our major problems was lack of communication on the field and not enough movement.” One thing was for sure: win, loose, or tie, the soccer team played each game with spirit and always tried to put their best “foot” forward. Soccer Kicking off the soccer sea¬ son with four returning start¬ ers led Coach Brennan to have an optimistic outlook for the season. The team be¬ gan to practice in August and continued the whole season. The Indians’ first and toughest competition was in the Zeedyk Tournament which found them facing the best teams in the Chicago- land area. Although the Indi¬ ans lost to Hoffman Estates 2-0, and Gordon Tech 4-2, the Indians challenged every team by putting pressure on them the entire game. According to Coach Bren¬ nan, “We were always in ev¬ ery game, yet a step behind at the final buzzer. The rea¬ son is our players do not start playing soccer until high school, while other Senior Alex Kogan fights for con¬ trol of the ball during a conference game against Glenbrook South. De¬ spite the Indians trying efforts, they lost 7, 0 to the Titans. Goalie Bill Pergl grimaces as he deflects a bouncing ball kicked toward the goal. Goaltenders usually do anything to save a potential point. While listening to the coach during halftime, Andreas Harris and Lambros Kalamaris decide to take a water break. Halftimes are usually used by the coaches to decide on the game plans for the next half. Soccer 181 Surpassing Swimmers’ Success From the hot summer mornings of August, to the cool windy evenings of No¬ vember, the girls’ swim team took charge of their season. Though there might not have been a powerful girls’ swim team these last few years, this fall a handfull of individuals proved the sea¬ son a worthwhile one. Key swimmers for the In¬ dians included senior varsity captain Wendy Martin who, despite her bad shoulder, pulled through the season in the 200 Medley relay, 100 Fly, and 200 I.M. Senior Mary Theodore, also a main swimmer, took good care of the 200 yard free and 500 yard free. Junior Patty Tzortzis excelled consider¬ ably by switching over to the sprints. “I’m very happy that coach Lucas agreed to put me in the freestyle sprints. The 200 yard free and the 500 yard free seemed to be a little bit too long for me. As I’ve been told by coach Lucas time after time, when they make up a 150 yard freestyle event, I’ll be the first to sign up, until then, I’m going to stick with anchoring the Medley relay, and swimming the 50 yard and 100 yard free.” Two key swimmers were newcomers this year. Niles North transfer Miki Vucic, a junior, earned many points for the Indians in the 200 Medley relay, 200 Individual Medley, and the 100 Fly. Sophomore Jessica Western also gave the team an extra boost in the 200 Medley re¬ lay and the 100 breastroke. Practices were led by as¬ sistant coach Jodi Nebbia, who made sure everyone started by 3:00 p.m. Prac¬ tice usually consisted of a warm up, some sprints, long distance, and a cool down, which roughly averaged to 5000 yards a day. “Since our yardage has slightly in¬ creased from last year, I feel that it has given the team an extra push towards the win¬ ning way,” stated sopho¬ more Joan Jovero. Jovero helped considerably in the 200 yard and 500 yard freestyle, and is a second year member of the varsity team. She concluded, “I feel our team was better orga¬ nized due mostly to our coaches and to our three outstanding captains, sen¬ iors Wendy Martin, Mary Theodore, and junior Marny Pierini. They helped make sure our practices were al¬ ways challenging, enjoyable, and most importantly, worthwhile. Diving coach Louis Torrez once again proved to have a successful season with his divers. Returning to the team were juniors Marnie Malnekoff and Annette Po- lek. Senior Dawn Jacobs, the diving team’s newest addi¬ tion, helped the team not only with her outstanding performance, but also with her encouraging spirit. One diver to look out for in the upcoming seasons will be freshman Nicki Gardner. Gardner competed both on the varsity level and the junior varsity level. Overall, the swimming team and div¬ ing team have been breaking barriers in all of their set goals. They hope to keep up the number of swimmers and plan to take charge again, next September. Junior member Shanin Zarate concentrates on a double back flip. This dive has a difficulty level of three. Zar ate has been on the diving team for three years. 182 Girl’s Swimming Spread like an eagle ' s wings, soph¬ omore Wendy Valencia’s arms fly on the stroke. Carefull placement and strong strokes are vital race winning abilities. Up, up and away! Nicki Gardener inwardly pikes a dive. Gardener has been on the diving team for one year and already made the varsity team. Girl’s Swimming 183 Cross country coach Patrick Savage follows his runners to provide help in case of unexpected injury. Like Savage, all coaches are required to possess First Aid skills for emergency purposes. As the sweat drips down his body, runner Marty Bach keeps pace. Daily workouts and determination are major factors in a runner’s program. 184 Boy’s Cross Country " Come on down,” the spectators cheer as Steve Rosen makes his pass in front of his opposition. Not only is Rosen a speedster in cross country, but he also participates in track. Running on his opponent’s shoes, Steve Rosen gains ground. At a steady pace, Rosen will endure. In the lead, Steve Rosen finally made his way. A good pace, a good pair of running shoes, and a lot of suffering put him in front. Accelerated Abilities The cross country season got off to a slow start but gradually stabilized. In the pre-season, three members quit, ruining an almost defi¬ nite conference title. But due to hard work and dedi¬ cation, the team pulled to¬ gether and did their best. Led by junior Marty Bach and senior Steve Rosen the team placed much higher in meets than expected. At conference time, Bach had run 15:19 for three miles, making him the favorite for first place. Bach ended up second after giving his all. Rosen was expected to place in the top seven to be all conference, and ended up with a ninth place finish. In the summer, the team started working double prac¬ tices along with running road runs to prepare for the sea¬ son. With the help of other runners including senior Bry¬ an Mittleman and juniors Ken Smith, Tim Hieber, and Keith McMath, the team held it’s own. The freshman and sopho¬ more teams were led by Bri¬ an Moreth and Oscar Pala¬ cios. Both runners led their teams on to wins and were occasionally moved up to the varsity or sophomore levels. With wind blowing through their hair, toes pointed In the air, and time running, Brian Morreth and his opponents try to out run one another. Morreth’s superior skills come through again as he wins the race. Boy ' s Cross Country 185 Swift Sprinters Faster than a speeding bullet, pushing themselves to reach higher bounds, ou¬ trunning the competition ... Girls’ Cross Country streaks across fields, leaving oppo¬ nents behind ... Runners are a unique breed because of tough training and intense compe¬ tition. To be the best, a run¬ ner must develop her stam¬ ina until everyone else breathes in her dust. The Girls’ Cross Country Team realizes this, and they act on it. To get in running shape, they do different types of workouts and run 5 to 7 miles a day. Their 5-1 con¬ ference record and 13-1 re¬ cord in duel meets illustrate their dedication and ability. Of all of Niles West’s fall Var¬ sity Teams, Girls’ Cross Country boasts the best re¬ cord. Coach Judy Sloan summa¬ rized the teams efforts, “Our team was smaller this year, because a lot of the kids that came last year dropped-out. Considering this, we’ve had a wonderful year. The JV and Freshmen were fantastic. We won meets, and we did 100% better than I thought we would.’’ Despite the energy and force that Girls’ Cross Coun¬ try exemplified during the season, “West Word’’ failed to acknowledge the magni¬ tude of their success. Al¬ though disappointed by the lack of coverage by the newspaper, the girls realized that they were running for themselves, and not for fame or praise. For Debbie Pozdol, run¬ ning makes her feel great. “Cross Country is like a team spirit, even though you run individually.’’ Halina Orawiec added, “We feel like a family. It’s exciting!’’ Mrs. Sloan pointed a pic¬ ture of the girls in Cross Country. “It’s easy to quit, but I’m proud of the girls who stayed. I wish more kids would join and see how tal¬ ented they are, because it really is a great sport.’’ Two members of the Girls Cross Country Team travel smoothly down the final road to the awaiting finish line. Even though some races last only ten minutes, they sometimes seem to last hours. First Row: Anna DiCesare, Lynn Pappas, Lisa Mittelman, Betsy Remillard. Second Row: Wendy Abragan Elissa LeBoy, Peggy Campbell, Nikki Harris, Tricia Hoo, Sara Harris, Claire Taylor. Third Row: Coach Judi Sloan, Shayla Pemble, Gail Dennis, Debbie Pozdol, Halina Orawiec, Coach John Armour. 186 Girl’s Cross Country Girls Cross Country Niles West Opponent NW Township Meet 15 50 Hinsdale South INV 4th place MW ETHS GBS 35 20 22 24 35 33 DHS Waukegan West 26 15 29 50 Glenbrook South INV 6th place Oak Park INV 13th place Highland Park 15 50 Wheaton North INV 28th place Waukegan East 19 39 NW 17th Indian INV 5th place CSL NO DIV MEET 3rd place NW 25th INV 1st place Making her way to the finish line. Debbie Pozdol quickens her pace. With long strides and a good pace she will come out in the front. Left, right, left Halina Orawiec concentrates as she paces herself. Pacing oneself and enduring be¬ comes a major component in this race. Girl’s Cross Country 187 Antagonistic Amusement 188 Golf Heading toward the next hole, a member of the golf team hopes to improve his score. The golf team plays on the Wilmette Golf Course. Many golfers enjoy a crisp fall day on the course. Junior Jeff Goby anticipates a successful putt on the thirteenth hole. Golf Won 0, Lost 11 Niles Highland Park 156 186 Opp. West Wheeling Invite 20th place Notre Dame 153 173 Waukegan East 166 191 New Trier 161 195 Maine West 177 189 Niles North 189 196 Lake Forest Invite 18th Glenbrook 156 189 place South Deerfield 153 171 Glenbrook 144 185 Maine South 174 189 North Conference 355 Waukegan West 181 194 Regional 337 Standing on the first hole at Wilmette Golf Course, one can hear the familar echoes of swinging golf clubs. These sounds could only come from the Niles West Golf Team. Golf requires pa¬ tience, skill, and coordina¬ tion. If these significant ele¬ ments do not combine, a game can be lost. Even though this season turned out below Head Coach George Gallas expec¬ tations, he still stated, “I was pleased with the show¬ ing in the regionals, and I was happy to see the team capable of competing with other schools.” Just be¬ cause the final season scores were not that impres¬ sive, the team members did not lose faith. Nick Strati- gakes added, ‘‘We have a good young team but we need more players to build a real good team.” With the passage of an¬ other season, the players plan to combine patience, skill, and coordination into one succesful season. Jeff Goby stated, “We can be competitive if we practice more.” A few last minute instructions are received from head coach George Galla. This is Galla’s first year as head coach. Varsity captain Nick Stratigakes watches his ball head for the tenth hole. Stratigakes is a leader on the varsity team. Golf 189 Back Again! Taking to the courts for the first time in four years, the 1986-1987 Junior Varsi¬ ty Tennis Team began the season by acing Niles North, Waukegan East, St. Viator and Maine South. The Indi¬ ans maintained an even re¬ cord in conference play 4-4. Senior players Debbie Ber¬ man, Sabina Puthuseril, Meena Revella and Sue Chung brought experience to the court. During the season, the In¬ dians hosted an invitational tournament which included Deerfield and Highland Park. The Indian players finished third and fourth in this tour¬ nament. Team Captain Debbie Ber¬ man thought she would have been a more qualified player if Niles West had had a Varsi¬ ty tennis team during her underclass years. She would have had a goal to aim for. According to Nancy Penn, next year’s captain, “The team played hard, never gave up and looks forward to a great year.” Coach Len Winans feels encouraged by the return of seven out of ten starters next year. He feels the team still lacks the depth to win it all; however, the ability to beat many teams seems on the horizon. First Row: Yvette Gatilao, Nancy Aufrecht, Rohini Patel, Yana Dashevsky. Second Row: Ludmilla Dudin, Misato Miyama, Sabina Puthusseril, Sue Chung, Debbie Berman, Mara Okmin. Third Row: Sunhee Choi, Lori Utan- off, Nancy Penn, Gail Gutterman, Meena Ravella, Masha Yefimov. Mara Okmin concentrates for that winning forehand. Mara played at number two singles with a record of six wins and two losses. 190 Girl’s Tennis Girls Tennis Niles West Opponent Niles North 7 0 Maine South 2 5 Waukegan East CANCELED St. Viator 6 1 Maine West 7 0 Deerfield 0 7 Waukegan West 7 0 Highland Park 1 6 Returning an opponents powerful serve. Yvette Gatilao puts all of her strength into it. Power is . a main concept in tennis. Girl’s Tennis 191 Wrestler’s Spectacular Season The boys wrestling season ended in spectacular fash¬ ion. They posted another winning season record of 20- 2. The varsity team also cap¬ tured the conference and re¬ gional titles winning the 16 Team Glenbrook South In¬ vite and taking second place in the Leyden Tournament. The Indians also claimed four regional champions: John Lee, 105; Greg Rudin, 112; Scott D’agostino, 126; Angelo Tsagalis, HVWT. The following placed second in regionals: Mark Tadelman, 119; Preston Clark, 138; Mike Gershbein, 167; and Mike Nauman, 155; Brett Youstra, 145; and George Santillian, 132, placed third. At the teams sectional at Leydan, the Indians fell short of the State Tourna¬ ment, losing to the sixth ranked Lake Park Lancers, by the slightest of margins. Rudin, Lee, and D’Agostino advanced to the IHSA state tournament held in Cham¬ paign, Illinois. As a junior, Rudin had placed fourth in the State Tournament, but, in his Senior year he missed a good portion of the season battling mononucleosis. Eventually he recovered and took third place in the State Finals. Senior Pr eston Clark stated, “We all worked hard and achieved the goals that we set forth.” Sophomore Coach Bob Porter summed up the season with a final word, “It was a great sea¬ son, we had 9 out of 12 wrestlers selected for all¬ conference, it was a whole team effort.” Aggressiveness proves to be dominating as Senior Mike Nullman demonstrates his skill. He advances to take down the opponent. 192 Wrestling After practicing for many hours, Four year veteran Mike Gershbein tries to pin his Highland Park Gaint opponent. Mike’s long hours of practice have really paid off for him. Niles West Opponent 44 Evanston 12 5th Place Conant Feutz TRN 33 Maine East 23 38 Wheeling 27 28 Grant 33 47 Hinsdale 14 53 Maine South 3 31 Aurora West 30 15 Palatine 29 30 Maine West 18 1st Place Glenbrook South Trn 59 Deerfield 12 2nd Place Leyden TRN 44 Waukegan West 12 36 Fenton 19 33 St. Pats 17 42 Wheeling 24 37 New Trier 13 39 Gordon Tech 14 54 Notre Dame 9 29 Waukegan East 19 52 Glenbrook South 10 Front Row: Scott D’Agostino, George Santillan, Pablo Blanco, Spiro Tsipian- itis, Greg Rudin, Larry Wishnick, Bob Pine, Rory Seleman, Andy Browder. John Lee, Scott Shapiro. Second Row: Rogie Calara, Marc Bechar, Ed Lee, Marc Tadleman, Tony Carollo, Bill Pergl, Ramel Failma, Kevin Hansen. Top Row: Coach Porter Sr., Brett Youstra, Mike Nauman, Joe Camilli, Angelo Tsagalis, Mike Gershbein, Rack Lee, Preston Clark, Coach Porter Jr. With four years of experience under his belt, Preston Clark demonstrates complete control of the match. Preston gives his opponent a break as he checks the score and time. Wrestling 193 Conference Title Won Jubilant voices rang through Niles West when the Varsity and JV Wrestling teams won their eighth con¬ ference title in nine years. Although the JV team didn’t receive nearly as much credit as the Varsity, much of the Varsity’s success was due to an excellent JV pro¬ gram. Grueling practices with Varsity and utilization of all age levels contributed to the success of this crew of JV wrestlers. Despite the JV’s constantly changing lineup, the nucleus of the boys in¬ cluded Nasser Amer, Pablo Blanco, Kevin Hansen, Ed Lee, Rory Selman, Scott Sharpiro, and Larry Wish- nick. Often due to a lack of wrestlers in a particular weight class, the team would have to forfeit two matches per meet. “Even when we gave the opposition an edge by forfeiting two weights, we still destroyed them”, said Pablo Blanco. Most importantly, the JV team gave wrestlers the valuable experience to one day wrestle varsity and car¬ ry on a great wrestling tradi¬ tion. Deciding about his next move. Mark Tadelman prepares to move in for the takedown. Although only a sophomore, Mark wrestles varsity. The determination on the face of Elliot Malkin shows strong as he maintains control of his opponent. The 981b. wrestler is on the freshmen team. 194 Boys Wrestling Sure that he will win, Nick Atsaves waits for the opportunity to pin his opponent. Atsaves wins the match by a pin. Front Row. Jin Kim, Robert Chang, Henry Chun, Tommy Hsu, Ricky Utsino- mia. Second Row: Marc Tadelman, Howie Amiel, Matt Stern, Rack Lee, Bret Strusiner, Cory Stern. Third Row: Nick Atsavas, Nassar Amer, Coach Ha- vottunian, Bill Tsagalis, Nader Fakhoun. Wrestling 195 196 Long Awaited Relief Three! Two! One! Bzzzz! The Indians won their elev¬ enth game which snapped the ten game losing streak caused by a series of dis¬ abling injuries to four return¬ ing senior starters, Danny Gold, Leo Gubenko, Don Nole, and Dave Smolinski. The first Indian victory came against Pontiac in a tourna¬ ment over Christmas break. “It was a great feeling of re¬ lief and elation,” remarked Senior Robert Keller. Unfor¬ tunately, the ball just didn’t bounce the Cager’s way all season. Although many of those first ten games began with close scores, the Indi¬ ans fell apart in the second half too many ties. Senior Don Nole commented, “In the second half we couldn’t get our act together.” After an uneventful and unsuc¬ cessful second year of coaching, Tom Meyer joined his players in hoping that next year would be the Cager’s year with a return¬ ing group of five juniors and two sophomores, that dream just might come true. FRONT ROW: Robert Keller, Brad Kave, Bill Burns, Jim Nikolakakis, Don Nole, Brian Buehling, Dave Smolinski, Andy Laliberty. Second Row: Coach Doyle, Dan Gold, Paul Schramm, Ed Donde, Javier Vargas, Max Shulman, Larry Mills, Coach Meyer. Top Row: John Lally, Jeff Foss, Ali Lejlic, Tony Klancnik, Dave Miller. Boys Basketball necessary for a team to get points. Dashing towards the basket, Brad Kave keeps gives the basketball team another two points. the ball low and away from the other team. Successful dribbling Driving the ball to the basket for another two points. Don Nole puts over a fake pass on his opponent. With a fake pass working he was able to score. Boys Basketball 197 Boys Swimming Niles West Opponent 96 Lane Tech 73 104 Maine South 61 102 Niles North 68 56 Glenbrook South 114 73 Deerfield 98 5th Place Main South Relays 85 Waukegan West 87 106 Notre Dame 57 61 Highland Park 100 96 Lake Forest 76 51 Waukgan East 23 6th Place Morton Relays 80 Maine West 92 Under heavy pressure, David Boehm puts up a shot amidst two Titan Opponents. Front Row: Keef Weinstein, Michael Park, Mike Karras, Matt LaLiberty, Second Row: Mike Trajano, Eric Gold, Brian VanMersbergen, Kevin Murphy, Steven Driscoll, Top Row: Coach Miner v t 198 Boys Basketball JV Cagers Down But Not Out The junior varsity basket¬ ball team had a productive season, despite an 0-10 re¬ cord. Juniors John Lally and Max Shulman started for the team and showed strong po¬ tential for varsity play next year. Seniors Bill Burns, Robert Keller and Brian Buehling also started for the team. Coach Jim Doyle had nothing but positive things to say of the teams play this year, “Although we had a bad record, the team was in every game. We lost most of them in the last couple of minutes. The players hus¬ tled and showed progress the entire season. It was very enjoyable for me.” said Doyle. Starting guard Robert Keller said, “The team played and worked hard all season. We just couldn’t pull the games out in the final quarter.” 4 Eyeing the rim. Eric Gold prepares his free throw attempt. Free throws can be crucial in a close game. While protecting the ball from his opponents. Matthew LaLiberty looks for an open teammate to pass to. Boys Basketball 199 200 Commitment And Domination If one word could describe Coach Earl’s varsity squad, it would be domination. Win¬ ning 17 of their first 19 games, the Indians slaugh¬ tered a majority of their op¬ ponents. The squads suc¬ cess stemmed from their well-balanced attack. Guards Lori Yetter and Heather Donlon shot im¬ pressively from the perim¬ eter while Debbie Pozdol and Sandy Stergios handled the inside game. Linda Steiner, who filled the fifth position, created havoc by shooting well from all over the floor. Besides displaying offensive prowess, the Lady- Indians also presented an uncharitable defense, backed up by depth on the bench. Commitment character¬ ized the great success of this team which practiced to¬ gether in the off-season. Knowing each others playing abilities allowed the girls to use their strengths and weaknesses to produce a team victory. While the tea m’s seniors received their fair share of playing time, Coach Earl also played girls from all age lev¬ els, giving them needed ex¬ perience for the future. The way things look, Earl’s Girls will be a dominating force for the future. Taking a shot for two points, Heather Donlon lets go of the ball. The basket is good for two more points. r Girls Basketball Weaving her way around the opponent, junior Galyn Hortelano tries her best for the Varsity basketball team. Skillful dribbling brings her closer to the basket. Front Row: Gayle Hortelano, Anges Danguilan, Second Row: Sundy Thomp¬ son, Becka Shipp, Claudia Ridley, Lori Yetter, Heather Donlon, Berna Dan¬ guilan, 3rd Row: Helen Ress, Linda Steiner, Coach Earl, Sandy Stergios, Debbie Pozdol Girl Basketball Opponent Niles West Opp. Glenbrook South 70 56 Oak Park 60 40 Rockford East 67 41 Dundee Crown 52 45 Elk Grove 53 38 New Trier 43 76 Highland Park 47 20 Waukegan East 61 51 Senn 52 44 Maine West 52 82 Lockport 61 48 Rock Island 50 47 Proviso Rich 58 48 Morris- Kananee 51 55 34 46 Deerfield 58 34 Evanston 60 54 Cary Grove 48 46 Waukegan West 63 19 Highland Park 55 29 Waukegan East 55 38 Deerfield 64 39 Waukegan West 78 30 Girls Basketball 201 Off To A Difficult Start Starting the year with six sophomores and four fresh “women” provided a diffi¬ cult beginning for the girls’ basketball team. “This year’s team overcame inex¬ perience by determination and hard work,” said sopho¬ more Julie Berg. Sopho¬ mores Doreen Kestler, Julie Berg and freshmen Karen Miller, Theresa Danguillan and Jill Hammond showed their skills and dedication throughout the year. In one of the more exciting games of the year, the Indians los¬ ing to Waukegan East by 3 points at halftime, re¬ grouped and went on to win by 17 points, building confi¬ dence for future games. After watching the Junior Varsity team perform, Coach Klebba felt that their aggressive play and improv¬ ing skills would make next year’s varsity team a real competitor. Taking control of the game, Stephanie Israel looks upcourt for the open pass. Front Row: Liliana Engel, Theresa Danguilan, Second Row: Debbie Gold. Doreen Kestler, Jill Hammond. Carmen Navarro. Top Row: Julie Berg, Karen Miller, Coach Klebba. Julie Poliak, Meg Koty 202 Girls Basketball Doreen Kestler hurtles down court with hopes of putting the JV basketball team ahead. Girls Basketball 203 « After winning a long race, Art Hortua takes a short nap before cheering on his teammates. Being a strenuous sport, swimming can wear you out easily. Bottom Row: Fernando Suzara, Brian Kozlowski, Bill Agnos, Richard Cho, Angelo Georgiakis, Mike Colby, Cisco Connell, Robert Liu. Second Row: Jinho Cho, Art Hortua, Mark Kristoff, Brian Casetta, Eric Orsic, Scott Adams, Art Sanchez, Alonso Acosta. Third Row: Rich Strasinski, Steve Rudin, Boris Kogan, Coach Larson, Kevin Kiedaisch, 204 Boys Swimming Ken Smith, Aaron Melnick. Fourth Row: Humberto Hortua, Brian Mahute, Jeff Seidman, Marty Bach, Andrew Goldberg, Yensy Cemerikic. Top Row: Tim Hieber, Andy Zoldoszka, Kirk Oliver, Carlos Casas, Brian Hansen. rtt; -- , - With his arms spread Jon Liu approaches the end of the 200m breaststroke. Swimming races range from the freestyle to the butterfly. Brian Gut uses all of his power to win the race. Stamina is a must for all swimmers. Full Potential Swimming Many close meets meant a hard long year for the swim team even though they had strong starters Scott Adams, Homberto Hortua, and Art Sanchez. Coach Larson had high hopes for some of these players and said they had the potential to go far in swimming. According to ju¬ nior Homberto Hortua, “Even though most of the close meets could have been won, everybody swam up to their potential.” Ac¬ cording to head coach Lar¬ son, “The assistant coaches did an excellent job in train¬ ing the athletes.” Over all, the team ended the year six and six with both coaches and players believing the re¬ cord should have had more wins. The swim team’s fu¬ ture looks good with some strong returning swimmers. Needing silence. Kirk Oliver waits for the audience to quiet down. The sport of diving requires much concentration. Boys Swim 205 206 Finishing her floor routine with style is Rachel Berman. Gymnastic routines require perfect timing and many hours of practice Seated: Lauren Wagner. Kim McAllister. Jenny Nelson. Dora Connell. Rachael Berman. Second Row: Dana Mohrlein. Ryoko Yamaguchi. Cia Lallas. Holly Kahn. Sara Harris. Shannon Crowley. Jamie Weisman. Grace Diaz. 3rd Row: Coach Marie Helgeson. Coach Karen O ' Malley. Angie Sawaris. Marla Kramer. Sandi Dibanci. Chrissy Lukens. Vicki Rappm. Coach Gail Piper. Coach Jodi Nebbia. Back Row: Chris Doroba. Peggy Campbell. Laura Bowman. Margaret Kozlowski. Barbara Kozlowski. Kim Sokalski. Girls Gymnastics Senior Dora Connell perfects her balance beam routine by flashing a smile. Concentration on the bal¬ ance beam is a must for maintaining balance. Amazing Talents An amazing thing hap¬ pened to wooden and metal¬ lic equipment when mem¬ bers of the Girls’ Gymnastics Team performed. The hard¬ ware became a tool for the display of style, grace, and beauty. A flat mat became an ocean on which the girls danced and soared. On the bars and vault, the girls floated, turning flips as smoothly as dolphins in the sea. Although gymnastics seems to be an individual sport, when competitions rolled around, all the indivi¬ duals combined to form one powerful representation of the teamwork needed for success. The season went smoothly, with the team performing consistently and confidently. A tough loss to Highland Park was avenged at the Conference Meet, where the team tied for sec¬ ond place. The season end¬ ed with a 6 win- 3 loss re¬ cord, a “flip-flop” of last year’s results and a “leap” of two places from fourth in the Conference. The strength of all four levels led the team to its win¬ ning record, and the prom¬ ise of the freshmen and sophomores gives the team a chance to develop into a first rate competitor. With their outstanding perfor¬ mances, sophomores Laura Bowman and Barbara Koz- lowski showed the bright fu¬ ture in store for the team. According to sophomore Sarah Harris, “There was a lot of team work, and we helped each other more.” With such cooperation, dedi¬ cation, and talent, the team seems ready to take on the world. Girls Gymnastics 207 Rollercoasting With The Gymnasts After a rollercoaster ride of ups and downs, the gym¬ nastics season ended on a very disappointing note. Fa¬ vored to win the CSL confer¬ ence title and place in the top five of the state, the Indi¬ ans missed both of these goals due to the crippling in¬ jury that Tom Joseph re¬ ceived at the end of the sea¬ son. Pulling together, the team redeemed themselves by stealing the regional title from Highland Park, the con¬ ference champions. Coach Burkel stated, “This year’s team had more potential than last year’s seventh-in- the-state-team.” Dairin Bairn, Adam Cohen, Scott Jackson, and Sung Kim still made Niles West’s presence felt at Forest View High School, site of the Boys Gymnastics State Meet. The sophomore team flexed their muscles by placing third in a very tough confer¬ ence and also boasting two individual conference cham¬ pions, Mike Colby on vault and Andy Browder on rings. Even though the Indians fell short of their expectations, many coaches still respect¬ ed the Indians’ fight for ex¬ cellence even when the fu¬ ture looked very dismal. Gymnastics Won 8. Lost 1 Opp. Niles West Maine West 101.0 132.6 New Trier 116.1 131.1 Main East 94.3 134.9 Evanston 129.9 139.9 Niles North 129.3 145.2 Maine South 99.7 136.9 Glenbrook Smith 105.5 138.7 Glenbrook North 125.9 141.0 Highland Park 144.8 143.2 Niles North Invite 1st Place Conference Meet 2nd Place Regional Meet 1st Place Sectional Meet 5th Place Arnold Cruz performs a dismount from the pomel horse during a duel meet. Performances on the horse cause excitement among spectators. 208 Boy’s Gymnastics Rajen Patel endures a L position on the parallel bars. The L position is a very skillful move to learn. Maintaining a handstand on the still rings, Scott Jackson prepares himself for the dismount. The dis¬ mount in gymnastics plays a cru¬ cial role for points. First Row: Art Sanchez. Anothony Irpino. Sung Kim. Second Row: Darryl Colen. Rajen Patel. Glen Christophersen. Edgar Sanchez. Third Row: Coach Nebia. Tom Joseph. Adam Cohen. Jordan Borak. Scott Jackson. Darrin Baim. Coach Torres. Fourth Row: Coach Burkel. Boy s Gymnastics 209 Trackers ■ Terrific Her heart beat quickly as she turned the corner, gasp¬ ing hard for breath and won¬ dering how to escape from her pursuers. The chase seemed endless, and she grew tired. Suddenly some¬ one reached her side with the same intense glare and determination. She began to panic, for she knew the end neared. Adrenalin flooded her body, and she leaped ahead. The finish loomed be¬ fore her, and then, everyth¬ ing ended, only to be out¬ lived by the piercing screams. She gratefully ac¬ cepted the audience’s cheers as she received her first place award for running the best performance of her life. “I really enjoy the compe¬ tition of track and field and getting to know people from other schools,” stated sen¬ ior Gail Dennis.” “I also like to be physically fit.” The twenty-seven members of Sars Kim warms up before her sprint race. Warm ups help prevent injuries. track and field exhibited am¬ bitious exertions, practicing daily throughout the season which began in mid-January and ended in late May. The coaches this year in¬ cluded Mrs. Armour, the head coach; Mr. Armour, who worked with the dis¬ tance runners; Mr. Sweeney, who worked with the jump¬ ers and helped the sprinters; and Mr. Spagnoli, who worked with the throwers. “We had a respectable team this year, and I felt the girls put forth great effort,” com¬ mented Mrs. Armour. Those athletes who ex¬ celled in distance included senior Gail Dennis, juniors Debbie Pozdol and Peggie Campbell, and freshman Elissa Laboy. Seniors Sarah Kim and Stacy Saitta, soph¬ omore Holly Kahn, and freshman Sheyla Pemble performed very well in the sprinting. Lauri Yetter talks with Mrs. Almour about her long jump form. Lauri has been on the team for four years. Trying to fly over the sand, a jumper uses the correct form for maxium distance. The long jump requires strength and skill. 210 Girls Track A Niles West runner sprints in for the last lap. During the last lap. the pace usually has to be quickened. Girls Track 211 Keeping a close eye on the official for the call, Leonid Ayzenberg hopes his shot will be in. Boundaries are always in effect during a tennis match. Boys Tennis 212 Concentration can be seen on the face of John Yefsky as he returns a serve during warm up. Warm ups are needed before every game. Tennis Team Regroups The boys tennis season promised to be a memora¬ ble one. After the loss of Eric Schulman to Deerfield Township, the team had to regroup, and regroup they did. The Indians posted a 500 record, and John Yefsky qualified for the state tour¬ nament. The sophomore team posted a winless season un¬ der Coach Ron Gralewski. Varsity team members seemed optimistic about the upcoming season. The re¬ turning players of the new season included Kyung Chang, Benjie Malkin, Rohit Patel, and John Yefsky. Head Coach Ernie Mitropolis summed up the new season by saying, “If we work hard at our game, we can accom¬ plish a lot this season.” John Yefsky watches as his ball flies across the net. Yefsky was a returning starter. Precise timing enables Eric Orsic to return the shot served by his oppo¬ nent. Orsic’s return won the match. Boys Tennis 213 Runners Keep On The Right Side Of The Track The track team is exper¬ ienced and is looking for¬ ward to the season. The 1988 track team is a favorite to capture the Central Sub¬ urban League team title. With returning athletes in¬ cluding seniors Doug Hirsh, Larry Meyer, Noel Garfinkle, Steve Rosen, and Angelo Tsagalis, juniors Keith McMath, Scott Moreth, Marty Bach, Hak Kang, Jo- vino Valignota, Harry Yoon, and Bill DeLaHuerta the Indi¬ ans will hold their own in in¬ vitational and dual meet competition. Larry Meyer commented, “My freshmen year, schools used to invite us to their meets to get an easy W in the win column. Now teams don’t expect that W to come so easily. Ac¬ tually, these teams generally end up with L’s at the hands of the Indians.” Doug Hirsh added, “Our track team is looking hard to beat. Every¬ body’s goal is for the Confer¬ ence victory come May 14. This is the year Coach Campbell is going to see it happen!” Teams expected to give the Indians a run for the con¬ ference title include Deer¬ field, Highland Park, and Maine West. Coach Ron Campbell stated, “This year’s track team should have an excellent run for the conference title. The 1988 team is the best team of the decade!” Rod Pintang relaxes after running a Waiting for the baton to be passed, a Niles West runner begins to prepare long streneous race. Pacing your- himself. Relay team members must practice a lot to have perfect timing, self is an important part of running any race. 214 Boys Track Boys Track 215 216 Kathy Mar-Yohana is able to take control of the ball and make a shot at the goal. Control of the ball is a valuable skill to learn. Clearing the ball away from the goal, Sundy Thompson saves a point. The offense attempts to provide the soccer team with another goal. Girls’ Soccer n w With one swift kick, senior Karin Janessa shoots the winning goal. The girls ' soccer team participated in both games and tournaments. Kickers Reach The Top When thinking about a girls state soccer tourna¬ ment, Niles West High School should ring a bell. For the first time ever in Illinois, the Illinois High School had sanctioned a girls state soc¬ cer tournament, and the IHSA chose Niles West to host it because in the past years, Niles West had orga¬ nized a local tournament, consisting of teams in our di¬ vision. Taking pride in the IHSA giving NiWeHi the honor of hosting the tournament, Varsity Coach Brennan stat¬ ed, “We are the pioneer school of soccer, and I’m ex¬ cited they chose our school for the first girls state soccer tournament in the history of Illinois.” The decision also impressed the members of the varsity team. Senior player Karin Janessa com¬ mented, “As a four year member on the team, I take this decision as an honor. I’ll always remember that IHSA chose my alma mater to hold the first girls state tour¬ nament.” A great block is made by Kristina Lall while an opposing teammate stares in awe. Defense is one of the things that this team doesn’t need to worry about. Girls’ Soccer 217 218 Completing the double play. Kim McAllister retains her balance to make the throw. Perhaps the double play will prevent the opponents from scoring. Girls ' Softball Practice Makes Perfect Practicing for months on end, the girls softball team continued on with one goal in mind: to win the confer¬ ence championship. Finally, their long hours of practice were put to the test; the girls’ softball team beat Deerfield to achieve the ti¬ tle. The team ended with an 18-4 record. Hard work and dedication had finally paid off. Thrilled with last year’s team, head coach Paula Sfickas remains confident about this year’s new play¬ ers. Practicing next to the varsity diamond, Niles West future varsity softball play¬ ers improve their experience and skills by playing on the Junior Varsity and freshman teams. With each game, the Junior Varsity and freshman players get one step closer to playing varsity softball. Linda Steiner keeps a close eye on the third base coach for signals. She will do everything possible to keep her opponents from scoring. Girls’ Softball 219 Baseball Win 20, Lost 6 Niles Opp. West Proviso East Oak Park Oak Park Niles North Deerfield Clemente Buffalo Grove Buffalo Grove Hersey Hersey Waukegan West Glenbrook South Waukegan East Maine West Evanston Glenbrook North Maine East Highland Park Maine South Deerfield New Trier Waukegan West Glenbrook South Maine West Waukegan East Naperville Central Firstbaseman Jim Ciemny awaits the pick-off throw from the pitch¬ ers mound. Pick-offs require per¬ fect timing and hours of practice. Moving into the pitch, Todd Kassell helps his team onto victory. Hitting plays a major role in baseball. 220 Baseball In an attempt to beat the throw to first base. Centerfie lder Sung Soo Kim flies through the air. Jumping towards the bases sometimes get players there quickly. High-Powered Hitting By winning three straight conference championships, the Niles West Varsity Base¬ ball Team led students to ex¬ pect a victorious season. “The hitting will be fair and the defense strong. If our pitching can come through, we should have a winning season,” said coach George Galla optimistically, hoping for a fourth straight confer¬ ence title. Returning seniors David Neuhouser, Craig Harris, and Brian Israel were ex¬ pected to start for the Indi¬ ans, along with some work from junior Tony Stegich. The team could have had a strong pitching staff if they fulfilled Coach Galla’s expec¬ tations. According to Coach Galla, everything fell into place last year, which led the team to a championship season. If this happens again, Niles West can look forward to a rewarding year. Rounding first base, varsity baseball member Brian Israel glances at sec¬ ond base, checking if his single can be stretched into a double. Often singles, with quick running, can be turned into doubles. Baseball 222 Practice Makes Perfect! The perfection of any sport requires many differ¬ ent elements, such as skill and determination. One ele¬ ment though stands out above the rest and that is practice. As the saying goes, prac¬ tice makes perfect. Here at Niles West, practice plays an important role in all of the sports such as Football, Vol¬ leyball, Basketball, Wres¬ tling, Baseball, and Track. Whether it is practicing shooting baskets, hitting baseballs, or catching passes any kind of practice is necessary. After school you can always find a team either inside or out practic¬ ing and perfecting their skills. You will find the base¬ ball team outside on the field hitting balls, or the basket¬ ball teams inside shooting free throws. Not only is practicing the basics of any sport but also in conditioning. The weight room is always filled with athletes building up their strength and stamina. Coaches are also always making sure that their team players are doing their sit- ups, push-ups, and running laps. Conditioning is also a major necessity in practicing for a sport. Practicing for an upcom¬ ing event takes up more time than the actual event. This is why practice is so im¬ portant. If a team practices hard, then eventually prac¬ tice will make perfect. As George Langis brings the ball upfield the defense begins to take action. Soccer takes a lot of strength and stamina to play. Nick Stratigakis concentrates as he putts his ball into the hole. Nick is going onto his fourth year as a team participant. iii lli T ikl Practice u Warming up before a game is essen¬ tial for two members of the girls tennis team. The girls tennis team just recently started playing again. Practice 223 Racking up the runs, Henry Yim Checking over last minute details, head Tennis Coach Lenn Winans gives his final orders. The girls season either brings it home during an early sea- took place out on the courts or in the gym. son game. Doing what he does best Henry scored a lot of runs for the varsity squad. 224 Practice Kim McAllister fires a throw to first base with a lot of power. Kim has been in the softball squad for four years. Senior Angelo Tsagilas uses his strength to pin an opponent during a recent match. Angelo wrestled for the varsity squad at the heavy weight level. Practice 225 Varsity cheerleaders Angela Hanga and Lena Quilici chant along the sidelines of the Basrak Field. Cheerleaders attended every football and basketball game. Organizations Extracurricular activi¬ ties have always been an enjoyable way for stu¬ dents to become involved and meet others outside of a classroom environ¬ ment. Students express their thoughts, ideas, tal- ents, and interests through the wide variety of organizations available. In addition, organizations such as the pom pon girls, cheerleaders, wrest- lettes, and the marching band add to the enjoy¬ ment of sporting events and assemblies. The student govern¬ ment which consists of freshman, sophomore, ju¬ nior, and senior cabinets, stude nt union, and stu¬ dent senate represent the students of Niles West and provide many fun ac¬ tivities. The Homecoming dance and contests, prom, the Lip Sync con¬ test, Frosh-Soph Mixer, Turnabout, and other ac¬ tivities are all provided through the hard work and dedication of these organizations. “All organizations play an important role in your future as well,” stated ju¬ nior Mindy Grossberg. “Colleges are very im¬ pressed with students who became involved dur¬ ing their high school years.” Halftime performances are eagerly awaited by the enthusiastic crowds. The Marching Band prepares for their performance. It’s a touchdown! Senior Midnight Riders fill the bleachers at football games to support and encourage players. 226 Division-Organizations A sense of satisfaction comes from another exceptional per¬ formance. After a tiresome evening, pom pon members Jean- nie Kim. Jenny Duda, Mindy Grossberg. and Heather McCulloh prepare to go home. Division-Organizations 227 Showing her Pom-Pon expertise. Front row: Victoria Rappin, Theresa Danguilan. Second row: Colleen Choi. Judy Hsu performs the routine at Jerusha Torres. Robin Yu. Back row: Lana Urso. Peggy Kelly. Dianne the Homecoming game. Pom-Pom Chang. Tina LaRosa. Sue Park, routines are a welcome perfor¬ mance during game halftime. Junior Jeannie Choi takes time to ponder a moment during a routine. The Pom-Pon squad practices often to learn their routines to perfection. Front row: Linda Theotokatos. Rachel Cohen. Lisa Schapira. Second row: Traci Dreier, Amy Cho. Melinda Hepner. Megan Goldish, Danielle Chams, Lena Quilici Back row: Joan Colletta. Jenny Anast, Angela Hanga. Maria Moloney. Evie Murgas. Front row: Jenny Duda, Ali Kwon, Melissa Connell, Jeannie Choi, Amy Borys. Jinjer Brody. Julie Cho. Monica Uhm, Rachel Posner. Back row: Linda Choi. Stephanie Pritzker. Jean Yoo, Eileen Deano, Kerstin Hagg. Elizabeth Stipisic, Tracey Michaels. Dorren Chen, Heather McCulloh, Nancy Lim, Judy Hsu, Alison Brooks. Kelly Cordes. Mindy Grossberg. 228 Pom-Pom Cheerleaders • , V ■TtTA ■• -w VI tfV The Pom-Pon squad still cheers on, though sitting on the sideline during the Homecoming pep-assembly. The award winning performances are an anticipated attraction during pep-assemblies. Cheering victory for the Indians, the sophomore cheerleaders express their enthusiasm during the Homecoming Parade. Through all the hard work and long practices, new friendships are made as a cheerleader. Let’s Hear It For School Spirit Front row: Linda Hirata, Grace Diaz, Daphne Mazarakis, Karen Noesen, Tracy Hirshman Back row: Gloria Catanese, Anne Pullano. Lula Jusufi. Dahlia Reznik, Carrie Gold, Christina Park. Rah Rah Sis Boom Bah!- Yea Pep Squads! The Ni-We- Hi pep squads achieved nu¬ merous victories during the year. Both cheerleaders and Pom Pon Squads enter¬ tained fans with thrilling half¬ time shows and also partici¬ pating in major competitions and exciting parades. Whether rain or shine, the cheerleading squad fired up the fans and created enthu¬ siasm throughout the stands. Receiving awards at summer camp, the varsity squad, sponsored by Karen Young, experienced a suc¬ cessful summer. Cheering throughout the school year, the sophomore and fresh¬ man squads worke d hard to life the spirit of the under¬ classmen. Leading the Pom Pon Squad through a successful summer, co-captains Judy Hsu and Stephanie Pritzker helped achieve a second place award at camp. Pom Pon also received a first place originality routine award and a fifth place tro¬ phy for over-all performance at the Great Midwest Com¬ petition. Practicing hard at least three times a week, the squad prepared spectacular, eye-catching routines for the eager fans during half time at the football and bas¬ ketball games. Achieving the highlight of the year, the Cheerleaders and Pom Pons, joined the Marching Band for a thrilling parade down the streets of Phoenix, Arizona for the Fi¬ esta Bowl Game on New Years Day. Pom-Pon Cheerleaders 229 “Checkmate!” exclaims Junior Ejaz Shamim to the surprise of oppo¬ nent Hans DeOcampo and fellow chess team members. Chess team provides an opportunity for those who are skilled and enjoy the game of Chess to show off their ability. What could be wrong with their con¬ structed aircraft, ponder fellow aeronautic club members. The aeronautics club challenges stu¬ dents in designing and building their own model aircrafts. 230 Hobbies Pawns, Pictures, Planes Pawns, pictures, and planes! These three p-words all play significant roles in three very interesting and unique groups: the Chess Club, the Photography Club, and the Aeronautics Club. Even with the tragic loss of head coach Mr. Holz, the Chess Club members still anticipated major victories for the upcoming season. According to co-captain John Tsau, “In memory of Mr. Holz we want to go all the way this year.” Hoping for a first place in both the conference and in the state, current sponsor David So- lovy commented, “Chess is just as demanding and com¬ petitive as any sport.” Do pictures really replace a thousand words? Any Pho¬ tography Club member would say they do. Accord¬ ing to sponsor John Beef- tink, this club tried to, “Ex¬ pose the student photogra¬ pher to the darkroom envi¬ ronment where the students can process and make their own black and white pic¬ tures.” The Photography Club staged a photography contest for the students and faculty to promote interest in this hobby. Faster than a speeding bullet . . it’s an aeronautics rocket. To involve members in a group project such as the Polack 3-A two stage rocket, sponsor Wayne Ro- goski promised to “once again give out a free Ware¬ house Club frozen pizza to an yone who keeps a plane in the air until it runs out of gas.” President Vince Fang summed up the student re¬ sponse to this challenge by responding, “make mine an¬ chovy with double cheese.” Although these clubs have no more in common than three p-words, each cap¬ tures the enthusiasm of the members. From pawns to pictures to planes, these clubs challenged students to explore their special inter¬ ests. Discussing the latest photography techniques, junior Kristina Lall talks with sponsor Mr Beeftink. Photography club members take as well as develop their own pictures. First row: Hans DeOcampo. Rakesh Mundhra. Mikhail Lyubansky, John Tsau. Jason Burk Second row: Nikesh Mundhra. Zohar Halamish. Gregory Szewczyk. Moojin Han. Michael Yu. Melvin Pemble. Mr. Solovy. Ejaz Sha- mim. First row Wendy Abragan. Allen Gutterman. Angelo Georgakis. Second row: Mark Budzik. Mark Buisseret. Vince Fang. Larry Davis. Back row: Aaron Moy. Mr Rogowski. 1 Hobb.es 231 Medical Checkup Dissecting human and ani¬ mal bodies might remind students of horror movies, but for some members of the Medical Careers Club, these activities represent fu¬ ture intentions. The purpose of this club, said Biology teacher and sponsor Rita Kay. “Is to ex¬ pose the students to fields in health sciences.” As one ac¬ tivity to promote that goal, the club held the Great American Smoke-Out, a na¬ tional event encouraging smokers to voluntarily quit for one day. On November 18. 1987, club members ex¬ hibited a Quitter’s Guide, in¬ formation pamphlets on the dangers of cigarette smok¬ ing, book markers and but¬ tons in the cafeteria. In addi¬ tion to the Smoke-Out, the club took a tour of the Northwestern Memorial Hospital to visit its various departments. Other activity plans included a bake sale, another hospital tour and hosting a speaker. Referring to one of the or¬ ganization’s strengths. Sec¬ retary Sophia Shakir, said. “Ms. Kay is always there when we need her.” Other officers included junior Yong Tae Yu as president, junior Sharon Huang as vice-presi¬ dent and junior Shoma Caht- teyee as treasurer. The Medical Careers Club benefited other students as well as the club members through such activities as the Smoke-Out, encouraging everyone to quit. For its members, though, the club served as an important means of learning more about their future careers. Junior Michael Latash stat¬ ed, “The Medical Careers Club is very valuable ... the members visit hospitals and learn more about their re¬ spective fields of medicine.” ° First row Alexander Lantsberg. Michael Latash. Paul Yaras. Thomas Chung Second row: Leanne Furno, Seong Hee Choi. Michelle Benedetti, Christine Larsen. Laura Ledwon. Third Row: Israel Behar. Frank Kim. Shar¬ on Bak. Sukhjinder Bams. Fourth row: Harry Yoon, Aaron Moy. Back row: Gail Dennis. Sabina Puthusseril. Yong Tae Yu. Shoma Chatterjee, Ansa Qureshi. Sharon Huang. Ejaz Shamim. Ritchie Cordero. Juniors Frank Kim and Israel Behar organize the details for the Great American Smoke Out. Participating in such health oriented fields is com¬ mon to the members of the medical careers club. 232 Medical Careers Taking a break from a recent ecol¬ ogy club project, junior Yong Tae Yu. thinks of the value of such a project The club sponsors various field trips to museums during the year Ecology club members listen atten¬ tively to their sponsor Mr Firak. as he explains how the environment plays a role in everyday life. The ecology club provides students who are interested in the environment to express themselves. First row: Hong Park. Yong Tae Yu. Edson Fernandez. Sung Park. Israel Behar. Allen Tseo. Thomas Chung. Mr. Firak. Preservation Proclamation During the 1960’s, the strong ecology movement brought about a new group at Niles West. The Ecology Club founder. Tom Mitchell, began his exploration of the environment with sixteen active members. As the years progressed and the ecology movement slowly diminished, the club still sur¬ vived. “This year we have an en¬ tirely new group. Everyone is enthusastic and apprecia¬ tive.” stated Gerald Firak. the club sponsor. The seven dedicated members shared a common interest in learn¬ ing about the relationships between organisms and the world. Members strove to fullfill their growing interests in ecology by exploring Illi¬ nois’ vast environment. The club kept busy this year taking fall trips to Can- tigny and to Morton’s Arbo¬ retum. visiting the Museum of Science and Industry in the winter, and enjoying a spring trip to Starved Rock. In addition, members also cleaned and planted praire seeds in the greenhouse. The Ecology Club helped the students to become more familiar with nature and brought them to under¬ stand more about their rela¬ tionship with the environ¬ ment. Through field trips and hands-on praire exper¬ ience, members also learned the importance of conserva¬ tion. Ecology 233 Yearbookers Keep On Checking, Checking, Checking The echo of vigorously working type- proaching and everyone got all crazy, writers and troubled, complaining but the staff worked well together and voices sounded from the Spectrum got the job done.” room constantly. Severe threats of a Spectrum advisors Jerome Orr and late delivery hung over the heads of Linda Horwitz dedicated much of their editors, staff members, and photogra- valuable time and effort to proofread- phers. To assure a spring deliver, de- ing dozens and dozens of stories. Sec- manding deadlines had to be met, of- tion editors carefully designed layouts, ten requiring hours of extra work either staff members wrote still more stories, after school or during several all- 1 and photographers focused their at- nighters. Nevertheless, the 1987-88 tention at various happenings through- Spectrum staff worked diligently to- out the building, wards their goal of promptly complet- When the entire 299 pages of “The ing “The Annual Check-Up”. Annual Check-Up” finally reached The staff consisted of two classes completion, everyone involved which sometimes brought about diffi- breathed a sigh of relief. Amidst the culties with communication and coo- leftover carbon sheets, unused photos, peration. “It got really hectic at and broken orange cropping pencils, a times.” stated Estelle Nikolakakis, edi- cheerful staff sat back and laughed at tor-in-chief of the staff. “There were memories of a wild n’ crazy year, certain days when deadlines were ap- Front Row: Anthony Irpino. Mindy Grossberg. Estelle Nikolakakis. Patty Tzortzis. Second Row: Niki Antonakos. Ansa Qureshi. Christina Gabriel. Parveen Najiullah. Third Row: Amy Fullett. Caryn Berk. Jeannme Dimodica. Herb Regan. Fourth row: Jinjer Brody. Tracey Michaels. Back Row: Romeoi Mangul. Mr Orr. Bennett Yashon. Keith Mugford. Michael Cooper. Karrie Karahalios. Beth Remke. Mara Okmin. Carrie Hintzke. Michael Havdala. Anne Liosatos. Christine Kim. Working on layouts, editors Christine Kim and Anne Liosatos concentrate on finishing their sec¬ tion for the upcoming deadline. Editors are under great pressure as the deadline approaches. Yearbook At work, senior David Hodshire completes a layout as Yvonne Barazi brainstorms for an idea for a Editors. Front Row: Anne Liosatos. Christina Ga- yearbook story Members are always busy at work, but await the glory of seeing a completed briel. Parveen Najiullah Back row: Patty Tzortzis. yearbook Estelle Nikolakakis. Christine Kim. Yearbook 235 AFS World One Of Progress With enthusiasm and membership growing, AFS made a world of pro¬ gress. The American Field Service or¬ ganized trips abroad for students se¬ lected after completing forms and be¬ ing interviewed several times. In addi¬ tion, AFS, planned an exchange week¬ end for its members as well as several fundraisers including their infamous churros sales. The club also created a great experience for senior Michelle Mackey, the exchange student from Australia, with hopes she would take home memories to cherish. Ali Kwon described the group by stating, “This year seems more unified, dedicated, and enthusiastic than past years.” The Executive Board composed of Jeannie Choi, Ali Kwon, and Rachel Posner, led the group to achieve their goals of raising money and increasing membership. Sponsor, Edmund Mur¬ phy optimistically stated, “We have grown and I see a bright future for us.” Fund raising for AFS, members Ruth Bloom, Kar¬ in Much, and Christine Puljic sell churros. Money made from fundraisers are used to sponsor group activities. First row: Yvonne Barazi, Rachel Posner. Ali Kwon, Jeannie Choi. Jana Marinakas. Second row: Karin Much. Jaimie Altman. Maritess Tamunday. Rea Song, Amy Lee. Sun Hee Choi. Back row: Shirley Choi. Eileen Deano. Joo-Hee Kim, Linda Choi. Josephine Bayaua, Dorren Chen, Judy Hsu, Shoma Chatterjee. Susan Kreimer, Meredith Holt. 236 AFS Creative Juices Flow Out of the left side of the brain comes the spurt of imagination and creativity which sets individuals apart from each other. From the spurts grow talents, which we strive to use in ex¬ pressing our individuality. ‘ Where can students find the outlet for such liter¬ ary and artistic talents? At West of Edens. ' ' revealed Senior Helen Vayz- man. referring to the school’s literary magazine. The uniqueness of WOE. as it is affectionately called by its members, represented the “of the students, by the students, for the students” ideal. Not only did students submit their original work, but students also “grad¬ ed” the work that would be read by students. Peer consideration rather than teachers ' grades determined what was printed for students to read. Requirements for membership did not exist; in fact, a large staff provided more opinions to get the best possible review on a given work. Literary works such as poems, es¬ says. and short stories, accompanied drawings, photographs, and other artwork to create a complete maga¬ zine. During each season of publica¬ tion. the staff has held a contest for the cover design, awarding the winner a cash prize and complimentary issue. The magazine has changed drastical¬ ly over the years, from condemning the Vietnam War during its years as " OPUS.” to more recently criticizing abortion. When asked her thoughts about West of Edens. Junior Yiwen Chang replied. “It ' s a pool of creativity and individual expression that gives yo u an enthusiastic feeling.” Editor of West of Edens. Helen Vayzman. dis¬ cusses how to evaluate the submissions turned m West of Edens is a Literary magazine pub¬ lished at the end of the school year First row Yiwen Chang Nicolet Harris. Ansa Quershi. Leanne Statland. Niki Antonakos Sharon Huang. Alex Tzortzis Back row Shirley Choi. Suzanne Ahn. Paulene Koffman Naom, Levin Claudia Halbac. Helen Vayzman. Kyung Chang Adding the finishing touches, senior Alex Tzort¬ zis. completes a poster to encourage submis¬ sions to West of Edens The literary magazine is written and compiled exclusively by the stu¬ dents West Of Edens 237 Two students take a moment out of their day to consider the message given by the poster Many such signs were posted in the hallways during drug awareness week. Service Adults often accuse teen¬ agers of causing problems, but three clubs. S.A.D.D.. Peer Counseling, and Tu¬ tor’s Club are helping stu¬ dents to solve them. Some students work to reduce the number of deaths and injur¬ ies by participating in S.A.D.D. Others help stu¬ dents find answers to their questions and problems in Peer Counseling. Tutor’s Club provides academically talented students with a chance to help other stu¬ dents conquer difficulties in classes. Each one of these organizations helps mem¬ bers to grow while giving as¬ sistance to others. Students Against Drunk Driving, also known as S.A.D.D.. has more than doubled in size from fifteen members last year to thirty- five members this year. Sponsored by Mr. James S.A.D.D - First row: Robin Emalfarb. Mindy Grossberg. Nancy Penn. Dawn Rugendorf. Danielle Chams. Second row: Lisa Smith. Erica Blustein. Henry Rodriguez. Jinjer Brody. Amy Boris. Tamara Valter. Carrie LaRoussa. Third row. Sue Kim. Lisa Tepper. Gayle Schwartz. Christine Kim. Steve Rudin. Tina Park. Grace Diaz. Back row Mr Puff. Julie Daehler. Elyse Decker. Amy Cho. Evan Winston. Patrick Merkel. Michael Havdala. Charles Larenas. , Service, Service Puff. S.A.D.D. provides as¬ semblies and guest speakers to convince students not to drink and drive. Voicing the opinion of many students, member Henry Rodriguez states “S.A.D.D. has made me more aware of the dan¬ gers of drinking and driv¬ ing.” Students who have prob¬ lems or simply enjoy talking with others find Peer Coun¬ seling the group to join. Small groups with one or two student leaders meet about once a week for a rap session. Member Karin Much exclaimed. “Peer Counseling is a great way to meet new friends and learn new skills. ” According to sponsor David Lee. “Peer Counseling has been a great experience for me. It has al¬ lowed me to meet a lot of terrific kids, teach them some new skills, and then combine those skills with their own natural talents to lead groups and help them¬ selves and their peers grow.” Tutor ' s Club, sponsored by Linda Horwitz. helps any students who need aca¬ demic support. Students who excel in one or more subjects join this club not for personal gain, but because they want to share their tal¬ ents with others. Tutor Greg Rosow states. " It feels good to know that you can help other people, especially when they appreciate the time and effort the tutor gives. It ' s a great confidence builder.” Giving, caring, and sharing best describe S.A.D.D.. Peer Counseling, and Tutor’s Club, where students help other students. As a coalition against driving drunk, the members of S.A.D.D stand to¬ gether m the Homecoming parade Various clubs and activities partici¬ pate in the parade with floats and decorated vehicles 238 Service Clubs Peer Counseling- First row: Yvonne Barazi. Karin Much, Georgette Pagos. Michelle Weberman, Beth Milstein, Charlotte Park, Lauren Wagner. Second row: Christine Kim, Lisa Vetra. Jody Berkelhamer, Lisa Virchinsky, Toni Fermo. Donna Wezio, Helen Vayzman, Helen Yung, Dorren Chen, Aria To- bar. Jeanme Choi. Rachel Posner. Ali Kwon. Back row: Caryn Weiner, Marc Schusteff. Carl Helwing. Wendy Doyle. Deborah Rubin, Julie Mizock, Marla Schrager. Amii Baskin. Christi Mihelic, Rachel Greenspan, Karen Orsic. Carrie Hmtzke. Anne Liosatos. Shoma Chatterjee. Susan Kreimer. Senior Greg Rosow tutors a student in his academic work. Tutors club provides students needing help to receive it f rom fellow classmates. Tutors club First row Soula Spyropoulos. Ken Zeff. Suzanne Covington, Hak Joon Kang. Leanne Statland. Jeannie Kim, Marsha Chang Sharon Huang Back row John Liu. Greg Rosow. Joe Chung. Jae Woo Jeorig. Janev Yu. Ji Sun Kim, Susan Quach Service Clubs 239 Extra, Extra — Read All About It! Moving “West Word” were the twen¬ ty-six students that comprised the newspaper staff. Editors-in-chief Bryan Mittelman and Marc Fienberg contri¬ buted many hours to head production. “The job requires time and a lot of out- of-class work. A great amount of effort is put forth, but the pressure and ag¬ gravation are worth it in the end.” stat¬ ed Mittelman. The other editors Dessie Atsaves (news). Frank Brodsky and Marc Geslam (ed itorial). Karin Much and Eileen Deano (features), and Jason Bjrk and Mikhail Lyubansky (sports) each took responsibility for their re¬ spective pages. Advertising director. Larry Mills, photographers. Ben Ya- shon and Michael Havdala. and copy editors. Rummana Hussain and Carol Paek attended to the other needs of the paper: getting ads. taking pictures, and checking copy. The editors and the staff of “Westword” received first place awards from the National and the Colombia Scholastic Press Associ¬ ations. Sophomore Karin Much summed up production by stating. “Each issue is challenging and interest¬ ing to work on.” Not only do staff members work hard, but they enjoy themselves as well. Describing the bi¬ weekly paper that also published two special holiday and senior issues, spon¬ sor Jerome Orr stated. “It is a united staff that strives to produce a quality high school newspaper.” In order to make the deadline, senior Amy Fan types up her feature story for the next issue of West Word. Students must take two semesters of newspaper writing and editing to be eligible to join the West Word staff Getting ready to shoot pictures, junior Michael Havdala loads his camera with film West Word is a student compiled newspaper published bi¬ weekly Business director Larry Mills makes a last minute phone call to a prospective advertiser West Word brings the latest information of the school to students and faculty 240 West Word Front row: Karin Much. Second row: Mikhail Lyubansky, Kristi Lall, Larry Mills. Judy Hsu Amy Fan Nicole Price. Carol Paek. Rummana Hussain. Third row: Jason Burk. Debbie Brodsky. Marc Fienberg! Marc Geslam. Back row: Stacy Hosch. Steve Rosen, Bryan Mittelman. Frank Brodsky, Michael Havdala, Michelle Lewis. Eileen Deano. West Word 241 Using a computer as a resource, seniors Robert Liu and Mike Tipescu, work together to prepare for the next competition. Academic Bowl provides students to compete against others in factual knowledge. In The Land Of Academia Senior Kyung Chang ponders the answer to the latest academic bowl question. The club stimulates mem¬ bers to use their minds to uncover the answers to difficult questions. 242 Academic Bowl “What creature inhabits the Tulgey Wood?’” A buzz¬ er sounds, and a student calls out, “Jabberwocky.” After checking the answer, the moderator awards points to the Niles West Aca¬ demic Bowl team. Juniors and seniors comprise most of the team, although soph¬ omores occasionally join on invitation from faculty spon¬ sors Faith Shapiro or Carl Geis, who supervise the ac¬ tivity, attending the meets with the students and pre¬ paring them by running through practice tests, com¬ posed of questions similar to those asked during a meet. Usually, the students attend an invitational, where two four-person teams compete, with a moderator asking questions. Covering a wide spectrum, the topics range from math to useless trivia. In early December, the Academic Bowl team partici¬ pated in a different sort of competition in which the en¬ tire team competed via computer. Inserting a disk into the computer, the stu¬ dents projected the ques¬ tions onto a screen. As the questions appeared, the stu¬ dents shouted out their an¬ swers, and the team’s typist entered them as quickly as possible. Speed and accura¬ cy determined the number of points earned by each team. Competition went on nation-wide, with the high¬ est scorer declared the win¬ ner. Niles West ranked sev¬ enth. Academic Bowl has a 22 year history at Niles West. In 1965, when WGN sponsored a game show called “Aca¬ demic Bowl,” Niles West be¬ came one of the first schools to participate. Today, many members li¬ ken the activity to a more recent game show, Jeopar¬ dy In fact, the Niles West team was named the Jeop¬ ardy theme song their an¬ them and Alex Trabec, the host of Jeopardy, their guru. Moreover, participation in Academic Bowl led senior Greg Rosow to apply to actu¬ ally be on Jeopardy. During the 1986 87 sea¬ son, the team took first place in the Eisenhower Invi¬ tational and went to quarter finals in the state competi¬ tion, where they lost to Niles North. Reflecting upon this loss, Geis firmly states, “This year we will beat North, or I’ll eat my hat!” Speaking of the challenge which the game provides, senior Gail Gutterman re¬ marked, “Academic Bowl is a stimulating mental chal¬ lenge for people who like to test their knowledge on a va¬ riety of subjects.” The Play’s The Thing Thespians Act, Dance, Sing After a long discussion. International Thespian Society members take a vote on the latest idea that they could pursue The club provides those interested in drama to express their opinion. Farce, tragedy, song and dance All these take organization and creative management and junior May de las Alas gives it her all As secretary of the International Thespian Society. May recalls the minutes of the previous meeting and asks for fresh input After a very successful 1986-87 season, the Niles West division of the Interna¬ tional Thespian Society had high hopes for the future. In March. 1987. Niles West took part in a nation¬ wide talent search, under the leadership of theatre sponsor Robert Johnson, and his colleagues, vocal di¬ rector Sheri Owens, and choreographer Gretchen Glader. Nineteen talented high school students from Chicago. Philadelphia. Los Angeles. Atlanta and Denver joined West s theatre de¬ partment to perform the critically acclaimed A CHO¬ RUS LINE at the Society ' s annual festival in Muncie. In¬ diana. Seniors John Barba and Michelle Dayan por¬ trayed Al Delucca and Diana Morales in the production, and thirty-two members of the theatre department served as a backstage cho¬ rus. THE ODD COUPLE, direct¬ ed by English teacher James Batts concluded the theatre season for the 1986-87 aca¬ demic year, and following that production came a summer community theatre show. " Theatre 219 Revues Broadway. ' ' The variety filled production include Niles West alumni, current students and major commu¬ nity talents in a salute to the best musicals of the last half-century. Seniors John Barba and Paul Katz, along with juniors Maggie Duffy. Beth Lichtenstein, and Kevin Steele performed in the pro¬ duction. In September, auditions were held for the annual stu¬ dent-directed musical. BYE- BYE BIRDIE! Other produc¬ tions for the year included Childrens ' theatre. HANSEL AND GRETEL. directed by Cynthia Philbin. and the musical LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, directed by Johnson. Looking back on their suc¬ cessful productions, all Thespians felt pride in their accomplishments. Junior Carl Helwing. treasurer of the department ' s executive board stated. " The theatre department has shown much promise for the fu¬ ture. I am very happy and proud to be part of such a wonderfully motivated group! ' ' Academic Bowl First row James Peroulas. Marc Slutzky. Matthew Reznik. Marc Fienberg Second row Vincent Fang Kyung Chang. Meena Ravella. Isam Makhlouf. Robert Liu. Suzanne Ahn. Greg Rosow. Mrs Shapiro Back row Mr Geiss. Alex Tziortzis. Eric Chern. Thomas Mazarakis. Mike Tapescu. Fernando Fen. Gail Gutterman International Thespian Society • First row Michelle Dayan Mei nda Hepner. Beth Lichtenstein Rebecca Hansen Second row Carl Helwing. Yuri Keeg- stra May de las Alas. Katie Born Back row Adam Telengater. Arthur Tiersky. Matthew Winer. Pascale Trouillot. Kevin Steele. Kirsten Gieler. Paul Katz International Thespian Society 243 All Strings Attached Seniors Marc Stotland and Ben Yashon find time in their busy schedule to pratice the guitar The variety of musical programs available enable stu¬ dents to expand their horizons while at the same time enjoy themselves. Violin, viola, cello, and bass provide music galore throughout the year. Whether playing Bach or Beethoven, the 90 members of the concert prac¬ ticed hard deserving the applause they received at performances. Conductor Ted Kaitchuck explained the excep¬ tional quality of their performances by saying. ' The orchestra is successful because the school ' s best are mem¬ bers.’’ The concert orchestra kept busy throughout the year at various func¬ tions. At the annual Open House, the Orchestra entertained parents during their free time. On December 16. at the Holiday Festival they displayed all types of music from Baroque to Ro¬ mantic. Finally, at the Pasta and Pops Dinner concert, the orchestra played exquisite music throughout dinner. In addition, the musicians made stars of hnm Se ives at the Fall and Spring Festi¬ vals held November 4th. 1987. and May 23. 1988. The Orchestra partici¬ pated in the Illinois High School Associ¬ ation Competition, where only the best of schools and best of members per¬ formed. and they also auditioned for the Illinois Music Educators Association District and All State Orchestras. Officers elected by the members, in¬ cluded President Jason Hsu. and Vice- President Xyla Gatilao. who boosted the orchestra’s spirit and informed them of fundraisers. Treasurer Tecla Annes took charge of money from fun¬ draisers. while secretary Jeanme Kim kept track of attendance. By practicing daily, cooperating, and performing on stage like professionals, the 90 members acquired experience for the real world. Due to the hard work of the officers and members, the orchestra had a very fulfilling year. 244 Orchestra u m 4 ■ A ilniU. W ' » If. JKJ v ' i f r i ik Concert Band- First row: Tecla Annes. Sheri Berger. Julia Paphitis, Helena Lin, Stephanie Berger. Angela Waggoner. Janey Yu. Shirley Choi. Jennifer Simon. Second row: Robert Chang. Jin Kim, Grace Kim, Cynthia Ong, Janine Breit. Sharon Bak. Pauline Koffman, Frank Kim. Brian Nakai. Patricia Gesklin, Vanessa Smet- kowski. Third row. Sue Park, Yuri Rutman, Jean- me Kim. Alison Presley. Susie Kim, Heather West¬ ern. Nancy Lim, Yvette Gatilao, Clement Popo- vici, Jennifer McGeary. Xyla Gatilao. Jasmina Be¬ lie. Jason Burk. Fourth row: Elan Jackson, Donica Weinberg. Tammy Robertson, James Han, Thomas Sybert, Tricia Hoo Chung. Ji Sun Kim, Gaylyn Hortelano. Beatrise Revelins. Jonathan Breitzer, Jeremy Lieb. David Linangkul. Harry Yoon. Fifth row: Jenny Shin, Julie Hedrich, Lisa Martinson. Maria Wright. Suzanne Bohigian, Pat¬ ty Tzortzis. Preston Alper. Aaron Malina. Melissa Weiss. David Steiner Back row. Michael Bar¬ tholomew. David Morris. Jack Korol. Joe Chung, Randy Feldman, Roger Kono. Eric Oseland, Mi¬ chael Janecek. Kenneth Smith. Mr. Kaitchuck. Practicing their instruments, orchestra mem¬ bers await individual help on the mechanics of playing from orchestra conductor Mr. Kaitchuck. Practice everyday enables orchestra members to perform to their peak. With style, orchestra members Suzanne Ahn and Pauline Koffman rehearse for an upcoming con¬ cert. Concert orchestra, conducted by Mr Kait¬ chuck. perform in a variety of concerts through¬ out the year. Orchestra 245 The Beat Goes On Band Entertains Fans The Sound of Music, pro¬ vided by the band, always added a touch of enthusias¬ tic spirit to football games, school assemblies or pa¬ rades. The band also per¬ formed at half-time with the pom pon squad and in chor¬ eographed shows with the color guard. Band director Bill Koch and president Deb¬ bie Berman organized com¬ petitions. conducted the group, and scheduled per¬ formances. After the football season concluded, endless hours of rehearsal in preparation for the annual tour started. The band visited Phoenix. Ari¬ zona. for the Fiesta Bowl Pa¬ rade. According to member Marija Popovic, “Tour brought everyone closer, like a family.” Band mem¬ bers also kept busy selling candy bars and ad books to help pay their way. We al¬ ways try to find a chance for everyone to earn money so all can participate in the tour. ' ' explained treasurer Joel Dalinka. The 20-member Drum Line, one part of the band, placed first at the Marengo Marchng Band competition. Although this group did not perform often for school events, when they did. their volume, precision and en¬ thusiasm captured every¬ one’s attention. " Bein g in band helped me catch the excitement of ev¬ ery assembly.” stated Ran¬ dy Feldman. “I felt more a part of it.” Regardless of the instrument being played, band members always brought a happy note to the school year. Concert Band- First row: Lisa Williams. Ursula Macejak. Mindy Weberman. Lesley Rhee. Amanda Gilbreath. Micky Kamenetsky. Michelle Stykowski. Jerusha Torres. Leanne Furno. Linda Fontana. Second row: Ah Lejlic. Tom Laporte. Andy Coleman. Desi Mulmgbayan. Michelle Benedetti. Laura Led- won. Dennis Kwong. Eric Alper. Scott Katznelson. Larry Davis. Robin Yu. Jenny Block Third row Richard Cho. Marc Adream. Ems Anmmis. Michael Vardon. Joey Lee. Hyung Bae. Peter Axelrad. Ken VanMersbergen. Lenny Zingerman. Mark DiMarco. Brian Beck. John Williamson Fourth row: Adrian Dmu. Mr Koch. Peter Kardaras. Back row: Jay LeBrun. Peter Hussey. Betsy Jordan. Tim Sauerman. Billy Agoos. Jazz Band- First row Tecla Annes. Roddy Loewenthal. Joel Dalinka Megan Knowles. Scott Katz. Vladimir Tikhtman. Second row Mr Koch. Ian Katz¬ nelson. Joe Chung. Randy Feldman. Tracy Kozol. Back row Michael Spiro- poulos. David Morris. Jack Korol. Michael Bartholomew. David Winer. Junior Michael Havdala purchases a taffy apple from band member Deb¬ orah Berman Proceeds of this sale as well as other fund raisers were used toward the trip to the Fiesta Bowl 246 Band With intense concentration, band members play the drums to the beat of the music during half time. The band keeps the crowd high spir¬ ited during half time at football games. Symphonic Band- First row: David Steiner, Melissa Weiss, Aaron Malina. Cornelia Lee, Anne Humphrey, Christi Benedetti, Maxyne Kozil, Julie He- drich, Lisa Martinson. Second row: Deborah Berman, Maria Wright, Su¬ zanne Bohigian, Kim McAllister, Ami Kawanaga, Linda Sax, Laila Stein, Sheryl Rubens. Mikhail Lyubansky, Sandra Mitofsky, Sabina Puthusseril. Third row: Michael Bartholomew, Jack Korol, David Winer, David Morris, Marija Popovic, Preston Alper, Patty Tzortzis, Roddy Loewenthal, Joel Dalinka, Megan Knowles. Scott Katz, Vladimir Tikhtman, Jason Pollack. Fourth row: Joe Chung, Randy Feldman, Roger Kono. Ian Katznelson, David Burkhart, Michael Graf, Tracy Kozil, Eric Oseland, Brian Cosetta, Peter Pfeifer, Michelle Gonzales. Michelle Mackey, Mr. Koch. Back row: Jerry Gianakakos. Michael Spiropoulos, Brian Richards, Greg Weinberg, Christian Wright, Brian VanMersbergen, Jon Rosenthal. Joel Fogelson. Band 247 Noteworthy Excellence Characterize Choirs “I Dreamed a Dream in time gone by . . " Go Tell It on the Mountain " , and “One Night in Bangkok and the world’s your oyster filled the music wing during rehearsals of the choral de¬ partment. Now divided into Expressions. Concert Choir and Girls Ensemble, the cho¬ ral department has expand¬ ed in recent years. Vocal teacher Sheri Owens de¬ scribes her students as. " The best group of kids I’ve had the pleasure of working with over the last four years.” During the very first week of school, nine students be¬ gan working with Owens to prepare an audition for the Illinois Music Educators As¬ sociation (IMEA). in which students would be selected for district and all-state choruses. Of these nine, seniors John Barba. Michelle Dayan, and Paul Katz, and juniors Kirsten Gieler. Carl Helwing and Pascale Trouil- lot were chosen for the dis¬ trict division. Stated Owens. " I am very proud. I thought we may have had one or two chosen due to the competi¬ tion. but to have six is abso¬ lutely outstanding! " In November. Expressions and Concert Choir worked with choir students from Niles North to sing at Centre East with major performer. Rosemary Clooney, most famous for her role in the film. " White Christmas.” A month and a half of rehears¬ al perfected the music. On the day of the concert. Miss Clooney’s daughter gave birth to a baby boy. and to celebrate the happy event. Clooney had every member of the performing choirs sign the stagebill as a present to her new grandchild. The department performs four regular concerts at Niles West throughout the year, and sang at junior high schools to promote interest among incoming freshman. For many, the groups brought not only a chance to meet people, but to learn as well. According to junior Beth Lichtenstein. “Mrs. Owens is a wonderful teach¬ er and the rehearsals are a great time to break away from school by being with friends and having fun.” Expressions- First row: May de las Alas. Julie Wiltgen. Debbie Rubin. Carl Helwing. Beth Lichtenstein. Paul Katz. Michelle Dayan Second row Joe Delfin. Lisa Wardin. Alison Brooks. Sabina Puthusseril. Kirsten Gieler. Tina Gonzales. Kevin Steele. Laura Persky. Laila Stem. Pascale Trouillot. Lisa Lasowski. Third row: Helena Lin. Laura Abrahams. Adam Telengater. Fourth row: Hyun Soo Kim. Fritzie Repique. Melinda Hepner. Ann Fisher. Wendy Doyle. Maggy Duffy. Elliot Richardson Back row Matthew Winer. Joy Grossberg. Keef Weinstein 248 Choral Department Girls Ensemble- First row: Davita Levin, Georgia Karras. Barbara Bouboutsis. Elena Zarifopoulos. Michelle Stry- kowski. Gwen Costa. Judy Gutierrez. Collette Wieclaw. Second row: Haidee Gordula, Elissa LeBoy. Third row: Michelle Kamenear. Michelle Stiegel. Nicole Fortuna. Deborah Kang. Marie DeLeon. Betsy Remillard. Sora Kim! April Roddy Fourth row: Kaye Seeber. Karen Miller. Chrissy Lukens. Kelly Hogan. Vicky Adam, Amy Roma. Michelle Schoknecht. Julie Doyle. Dawn Angus. Renee Frake. Back row: Mindy Weberman, Julie Pollack Mee Kodie, Olga Vydra. ’ 6 Concert Choir- First row: Christie Benedetti. Sandy Delgado. Jihye Kim. Joan Colletta. Second row: April Sebas¬ tian. Donna Wezio. Pascale Trouillot. Pam Katsules. Jackie Schauwecker. Yeon Soo Kim. Rachel Mathai. Jung Eun Hwang. Kerri Anglin. Raquel Olea. Third row: Jennifer Collins. Gary Kaufman. Marc Jacobs. Allen Gutterman Ken VanMersbergen. Anne Humphrey. John Witzgall, Josh Siegel. Josh Medow. Andy Goldberg. Esther Bae Choral Department 249 Honor Societies Achieve Goals Reaching new heights, es¬ tablishing new goals, and ful¬ filling them contribute to the qualities of two active orga¬ nizations, National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society. Selectively chosen, members of both clubs cru¬ saded to achieve their goals, whether it be a blood drive, a food drive or a cultural learning experience. The National Honor Soci¬ ety, sponsored by Mr. Bo- evers, combined their ef¬ forts to help various organi¬ zations. A blood drive, a spelling bee for Junior High students, interscholastic ac¬ tivities, as well as a canned food drive for the hungry during the holiday season contributed to their achieve¬ ments. NHS provided a unique and enjoyable learn¬ ing experience for its mem¬ bers. Summing it up, Senior Nick Nafpliotis commented, “It’s a useful function in our society which kids our age can participate in.” Likewise, Spanish Honor Society educates and pro¬ vides an experience to re¬ member for its members. As president Gail Dennis ex¬ pressed, ‘‘We all get along well and it’s an educational experience. The members in this group focused their ef¬ forts in understanding the Spanish culture. Visiting a museum of Mexican art and watching a Flamingo Dance Show highlighted their year. Spanish Honor Society- First row: Emily Vep, Mrs. Lopez. Back row: Helen Yung, Gail Gutterman, Gail Dennis, Lisa Halliday, Eric Chern, Dana Vance, Isam Makhlouf. On the move to reach higher goals, President Fernando Fen and Vice President Joy Grossberg initiate the NHS meeting. Members are chosen based on their academic talents and participation in extra curricular activi¬ ties. NHS- First row: Karin Orsic, Steve Posavac, Greg Rosow, Gail Gutterman, Kim McAllister, Jennette Shedroff, Jennifer Nelson, Lisa Halliday. Second row. Helen Yung, Marc Fienberg, Chris Hsing, Joseph Tarica, Joseph Jo- vero, Joy Grossberg, Emily Yep, Ami Schwartz, Aggel Apostolopoulos, Jack Korol. Third row: Monica Uhm, Dana Vance, Meena Ravella, Anne Liosatos, Judy Hsu, Deborah Rubin, John Tsau, Sarah Kim, Frank Brodsky. Darrin Bairn, Brain Nakai. Mr. Boevers. Fourth row: Vince Fang, Kyung Chang, Thomas Dallianis, Isam Makhlouf, Joel Dalinka, Brain Isreal, Anthony Car- ollo. Darryl Cohen, Nick Nafpliotis, Aaron Malina, Douglas Hirsh. Back row: Aaron Moy. Fernando Fen, Bryan Mittelman, Thomas Mazarakis, Mike Tipescu, Gurinder Bains, Oliver Graf. Kirk Oliver. 250 NHS Spanish Honor Society Consulting sponsor Mr. Nebbia. Seniors Steven Schaffer and Larry Mills discuss their plan to promote school spirit among the students. To be a member of the N-Club one must be a senior and have received a varsity letter. Varsity Letter People Are varsity athletes really better students? Both Mr. Nebbia, the sponsor of the N-Club, and the N-Club members would enthusiasti¬ cally answer “yes”. A stu¬ dent wishing to become a N- Club member must be a sen¬ ior and have a varsity letter. Members take great pride in being an N-Club member. “I worked for four years on the soccer team to earn my ma¬ jor ‘N’ and being an N-Club member gives me a great feeling of pride.” stated Robert Keller. N-Club mem¬ bers tried to promote good sportsmanship, fellowship, and school spirit. Along with these positive contributions, they also worked the con¬ cession stand at the girls’ basketball games and kept some of the faculty in shape after school recreational competition. The N-Club members aided in communi¬ ty service such as working at carnivals for the handi¬ capped. Speaking of his work at the carnival Ramel Failma commented, “Volun¬ teering my time for those who are underprivileged made me feel good.” Throughout the year the members of N-Club worked to set a good example for other students by helping their school and community. First row: Rhodora Connel. Second row: Jenny Nelson. Pablo Blanco. Laura Yetter. Third row: George Santillan, Joy Grossberg. Fourth row: George Sotiropoulus. Preston Clark. Larry Mills. Kirk Oliver. Back row: Darryl Co- len. Mr. Nebbia. N-Club 251 Topically Speaking ■ That’s The Subject The Seminars for Scholars program also dealt with political issues and even shared the same faculty adviser as Current Events. Only a select group of seniors, who applied for the honor, at¬ tended the lectures. To be accepted, students had to have good grades and exhibit an interest in current events. Once a month, these students missed their last two classes to listen to a lec¬ ture given by a guest expert on some field of current interest such as nuclear freeze, AIDS, or South Africa. Following each lecture, students asked questions and discussed issues. Senior Meena Ravella voice strong approval of the program, saying, “It gives us a chance to get acquainted with current, volatile issues, and we’re also allowed to give our opinions on these issues, which is a big improvement over most of the oth¬ er programs.” McMahon also believed that this group opened students up to a new experiences by providing a forum for provocative, controversial points of view. Debate shares an interest in contem¬ porary affairs with both Current Events and Seminars for Scholars but debat¬ ers do more talking. Veteran Debate members began researching the topic of Latin America during the summer. Opening her briefcase, sophomore Trisha Hoo Chung sorts through her eviden ce. Debators must have evidence on hand to use during a tournament. The debating season extended from September to March, culminating in a state-wide tournament, with top stu¬ dents going on to compete nationally. By early November, the team of Ken Zeff and Tim Paek had already qualified to compete in the state-wide junior var¬ sity division. A new coach, Audrey Skwierawski, Northwestern student, encouraged many new students to join, increasing the team’s size to more than twice the previous year. Skwier¬ awski anticipated success for the team, saying “Debate is one of the most valuable activities available to high school students. It combines a working knowledge of world events with communicative, analytical skills in a social, group-oriented activity. Lead¬ ers are forged in debate; friendships are formed.” Debate team president, senior Greg Rosow, agreed that partici¬ pating in debate had helped him, but for a different reason. He claimed, “Debate is a great excuse for yelling at total strangers and telling them why they’re wrong.” Judging by the number of members in these three groups students enjoyed these activities that encouraged them to carefully analyze the world beyond high school. The upcoming presidential cam¬ paign, the AIDS crisis, political stability in Latin America have all caught the interest of many Niles West students. Three extra-curricular activities en¬ couraged interest in contemporary is¬ sues: Current Events, Seminars for Scholars, and Debate. Faculty sponsor Thomas McMahon explained that the objective of Current Events is “to encourage students to be more knowledgeable about contempo¬ rary events and interested in the politi¬ cal process.” The Current Events Club gave all interested students a chance to discuss and learn more about poli¬ tics. Members saw films and talked about major international issues, such as problems in Central America. This year, club members have also had a chance to experience a Presidential campaign first-hand, working as volun¬ teers for the presidential candidates of their choice. “Current Events gives students the chance to realize how events in the past affect the present and the future. It also gives us a chancfe to express our views in a non-academit setting,” commented sophomore Ni- coletta Harris. Debate- Front row: Suzanne Chung, Chong Kim, Jenny Jo, Hong Park, Tim Paek, Mary Liu, Xyla Gatilao, Marsha Tiersky. Back row: Greg Rosow, Shirley Choi, Suzanne Ahn, Jane Martinez, Laura Ferrin, Yeon Soo Kim, Veronica Nulman, Ken Zeff. 252 Debate, Current Events, Forums During the program, Current Events sponsor Mr. McMahon consults with the special guest speak¬ er invited to speak about agriculture to interest¬ ed students. Current events club allows students to express what they feel in regard to existing issues in the world. Debate coach Audrey Skwierawski reads the tournament schedule to members of the team. The team has seen much progress through the coaching and leadership of their sponsors. Debate. Current Events. Forums 253 First row: Judy Hsu, Eileen Deano. Second row: Michelle Dayan. Melissa Connell, Julie Cho, Michelle Landi cho, Alison Brooks, Maritess Tamunday. Third row: Noelia Seerano, Joo Hee Kim, Stephanie Pritzker, Vicki Biberia, Raquel Olea, Rosie Olea, Elizabeth Stipisic, Christina Gabriel, Monica Uhm, Helen Yung. Fourth row: Linda Choi, Jeannie Choi, Rachel Posner, Carrie Gold, Judy Gutierrez, Back row: Ali Kwon, Mickey Kamenetsky. Talking to the dancers about the show, sponsor Gretchen Glader offers her advice and critique. The show entitled ‘‘Late Night with the Orchesis Dance Co.” was held in late January. Orchesis dancers remain transfixed on stage awaiting the curtain to fall. The Dance Company prepares months in advance for the mid-year show. All smiles after the completion of their opening number, during dress rehearsal, Orchesis dancers stand in their last pose before dispersing to prepare for their next dance. Stu¬ dents audition in the beginning of the year to be part of the dance company. 254 Orch esis Dance Co. Freshman Mickey Kamenetsky per¬ forms a one hundred and twenty degree kick into the air. Kicks are only a part of the diversity in dance technique offered by the Orchesis Dance Company. Keeping In Step Sleek silhouettes slide across the darkened stage. Suddenly, bursts of light illu¬ minate the dancers as they jam to a funky beat. On Jan¬ uary 23rd and 24th, the Or¬ chesis Dance Company suc¬ cessfully choreographed and produced the show, “Late Night With the Orche¬ sis Dance Company,” con¬ sisting of a creative display of a variety of dance styles. Under the leadership of sponsor and professional dancer Gretchen Glader, as well as President Maritess Tamunday, the Orchesis dancers prepared dances in¬ fluenced by jazz, street, and ballet styles. “The diversity of styles allows the Orchesis Dance Company to creative¬ ly express themselves,” ex¬ plained Treasurer Rachel Posner. Throughout the year, Or¬ chesis raised funds to pur¬ chase new costumes. Rang¬ ing from camouflage to sexy street wear, this wardrobe contributed to the unique and usual impression exud¬ ed by each number. The flexible practice schedule al¬ lowed individual dancers to practice on specific days, eliminating waiting and pro¬ viding maximum time use for busy members. Organized practice schedules, eye¬ catching costumes, exper¬ ienced leadership, and fresh exciting student choreo¬ graphed dance numbers all contributed to the Orchesis Dance Company’s success in producing a memorable show. Orchesis Dance Co. 255 Pondering over a difficult math problem, junior Janey Yu strives to achieve the answer. Math team members compete in various math competitions throughout the year. Front row: Chris Hsing, Sharon Huang. Misato Miyama, Janey Yu. Marsha Chang. Gail Gutterman. Second row: Susan Quach. Diana Chang, Robin Yu, Ansa Qureshi. Third row: Marc Slutzky, Robert Liu. Isam Makhlouf, Meena Ravella. April Grandinett. Back row: Gurinder Bains, Alek Tziortzis, Fer¬ nando Fen, Jimmy Peroulas, John Liu, Rakesh Mundhra, Roger Quach, Heidi Kaim. Mathletes Figure It Out “AAARHGH!” screamed another frustrated math stu¬ dent as he crumpled up his homework paper and threw it away. Members of the Math Team, a group of 40- GO students whose common interest in math goes be¬ yond the amount ordinarily done in the classroom, sel¬ dom react to math in this way. Pondering over topics as radicals, quadratics, and polynomial functions, mem¬ bers enjoyed Math Team as a fun environment in which to learn more math. After doing academics throughout the day, some students preferred a fun ac¬ tivity rather than an aca¬ demic club, however, Math Team made learning fun. As junior member Sharon Huang said, “Math Team is a good learning experience in that the coaches make math fun, unlike math classes dur¬ ing the day. It is a change from other clubs in that we are like one big happy fam¬ ily, one biggroup of friends.” Each grade level held its own practices, participating in the monthly NSML con¬ tests and also the AT-PAC and the IML. The series of contests culminated in a trip to Normal, Illinois, in May. Only the best schools in the state qualified for this event, based on their performance at a preliminary regional exam. Not just for brilliant would- be mathematicians, Math Team provided an activity which anyone with a funda¬ mental knowledge of math could enjoy. Events such as the eight person team, the calculator team, and the oral competition allowed op¬ portunities for those lacking the self-confidence to take math tests alone. Encourag¬ ing everyone to join, sopho¬ more Misato Miyama stated, “Math Team is awesome. I love it.” Members and spon¬ sors alike agreed that they had a great year. After the thirty minute test, Sam Hwang explains to freshman Delia Lorinez how to solve a puzzling problem. Members have many practice sessions in order to prepare for the monthly contests. Math team members work diligently during a contest test. Students with high scores are honored by the math department. 256 Math Team A Show With their waving flags, smiling faces, and new uni¬ forms, the Niles West color guard contributed an excit¬ ing addition to the marching band. Hours of long hard practice paid off when the color guard performed to perfection at every home football game. Sponsors Jeff Fielder and William Koch, along with the captain Kathy Schroeder and co-captain, Julie Cook, choreographed and organized these eye¬ catching routines. Traveling with the band to Tempe, Arizona, the color guard marched in the Fiesta- Bowl Parade on December 31, 1987. The color guard’s Of Flags other performances includ¬ ed pre-game basketball shows and junior high per¬ formances, which helped the color guard program to become a more recogniz¬ able group. According to sophomore Wendy Abragan, “It’s a big commitment but joining is fun. Doing A per¬ fect routine can be most re¬ warding.” The color guard proved to be a viable and exciting ex¬ tra-curricular activity be¬ cause of good leadership and active members.” Hard working, caring, and friendly define the color guard girls who are a joy to work with, stated sponsor Jeff Fielder. Front row: Jeanne Casale, Kathy Schroeder, Julie Cook, Erin Lester. Sec¬ ond row: Diana Fernandez, Maine Reyes, Sherri Miller, Wendy Abragan. Back row: Christine Rolf, Susan Bezanes, Pam Homicke, Michelle Sakolsky, Dawn Angus, Mrs. Koch. With enthusiasm in their eyes, color guard members Diana Fernandez and Wendy Abragan, complete a routine to perfection during half¬ time at the football game. The color guard, along with marching band, traveled to Arizona to participate in the Fiesta Bowl parade. Color Guard 257 Ethnic Groups Around The World Students from all parts of the world often choose to belong to one of our many ethnic clubs. The Hellenic Club continued with 6 years experience under the guid¬ ance of sponsor Mrs. Angie Panos, while the Korean Club, headed by Mrs. Angela Graham, and the Chinese Club, sponsored by Mrs. Carole Simone, began their second year of activity. An¬ other ethnic group, the Fili¬ pino Club, also gained ap¬ proval. Although these clubs represent students who come from different ethnic backgrounds, members shared the same reasons for establishing their clubs: the desire to develop a secure and friendly surrounding for students new to this country who might have problems communicating with peers, and also to help members maintain their ethnic identi¬ ty. Throughout the year, these clubs sponsored var¬ ious fundraisers including bake sales, taffy apples sales, and candy sales. The funds raised went to chari¬ ties such as the Salvation Army and to people who needed money for serious ill¬ nesses. In return for these donations, the clubs gained experience in having meet¬ ings, organizing schedules, and balancing books. “It’s a course in itself. Belonging to an ethnic club truly makes a better person out of you be¬ cause you learn to deal with problems that could easily occur in everyday life,” stat¬ ed Filipino Club member Fehlyn Tulen. Each club also held activities such as din¬ ners, field trips, picnics, vol¬ leyball games, and horse¬ back riding. Sometimes two or more ethnic clubs joined in an activity in order to pro¬ mote unity and avoid isola¬ tion from the rest of the school. Each of these ethnic clubs involved students who wanted to learn more about their own culture as well as the cultures of others, “Be¬ longing to an ethnic club of¬ fers students a terrific ex¬ perience in meeting new people and it brings them to¬ gether where they can have fun, and share ideas,” stat¬ ed Korean Club member Judy Kim. Conducting the Korean club meeting, officers James Lee and Meehee Hong, offer suggestions of possible activities the club can hold. The club plan many activities under the supervision of sponsor Mrs. Graham. Helenic club officers Susan Theotokatos and Patty Tzortzis discuss the agenda for the next meeting. The club held many fund-raisers and sched¬ uled various enjoyable activities. Helenic Club- Front row: Patty Tzortzis, Andreas Limber, Susan Theotoka¬ tos. Second row: Gina Kanellakis, Anna Therios, Angela Kanellakis. Third row: Kristin Gramatis, Sophia Psyhogios, Jana Marinakis, Susan Bezanes, Theodora Bourikas, Karrie Karahalios. Fourth row: Angelo Tsagalis, Mary Tzotzolis, Penny Tavoularis, George Kolovos, Demetrios Limber, Tom Far- makis, George Callas. Lynn Pappas, Spiro Tsipianitis. Back row: Jim Perou- las, George Sotiropoulos, John Callas, Frank Psyhogios, Pete Athans, George Douvikas, Lambros Kalamaris, Valery Panoutsos, Denise Panout- sos, Patricia Pitsios, Deedee Pitsios. 258 Ethnic Clubs Initiating the Chinese club meeting, Amy Fan reads the minutes and dis¬ cusses future planned activities. Ethnic clubs allow students from the same background to interact. Principle Dr. Ring enjoys the elabo¬ rate display of oriental creations at the Chinese club festival. Chinese club celebrate the many Chinese holidays as they do in their native country. Chinese club- First row: Michael Yu, Chris Hsing, Amy Fan, Judy Hsu. Second row: Tony Liu, Jeannie Linangkul, Ki Mei Wang, Hyun Cho, David Linangkul. Third row: Mrs. Simone, Allen Tsao, Jennifer Koo, Tricia Hoo Chung, Misato Miyama, Robert Liu, Corinna Law, Janey Yu, Jung Hwang, Henry Chen, Sai-Man Law. Filipino Club- First row: Glenn Jimenez. Second row: Fehlyn Tulen, Raquel Olea, Gaylyn Hortelano, May de las Alas, Gaycel Hernandez, Maine Reyes. Third row: Maritess Tamunday, Eileen Deano, Josephine Bayaua, Ever Deguzman, Michelle Landicho, Judy Gutierrez, Fritzie Repique, Jerusha Torres, Ares Ebreo, Dorelen Ruiz, Giljun de las Alas. Fourth row: Fernando Suzara, Gilbert Jimenez, Nathan Cachila, Adam Ebreo, Marvin Eng, Judy Kim, Dollie Espinosa, Faith Tulen, June Rosales, Wendy Abragan, Roselle Olea, Mr. Gault. Back row: Beatrise Revelins, Joseph Delfin, John Catuira, Arman Calalang, Marcos Cannella, Alan Cruz, Rodney Pintang, Edoardo Fernandez. Jess Deguzman, Edson Fernandez, Ritchie Cordero. Ethnic Clubs 259 HO! HO! HO! Exclaims “Santa " Eric Orsic to children in Casa Central Day Care Center. The Spanish club provided the children with a day of enjoy¬ ment during the holiday season. Practicing her Hebrew, senior Jinjer Brody writes on the blackboard. Is¬ raeli club activities included watch¬ ing cultural movies, having a Hanu- kah party and chatting in the native language of Israel. Spanish Club- First row: Sofia Shakir, Xyla Gatilao, Junho Cho, Mrs. Gor- giev, Joanne Kang, Eric Orsic, Miguel Remon, Jason Malkin. Noel Deguz- man, Mathew Adams. Second row: Claudia Halbac, Sameena Shariff, Ma- lathi Sabapathy, Maureen Antar, Kathy Yim, JiSun Kim, Janey Yu, Susan Quach, Laura Ferrin, David Morris, Randy Feldman, Arnold Cruz, Woo Jin Choi. Scott Toban, Eric Phillips. Back row: Shoma Chatterjee, Eunice Baek, Hye Ri Lee. Beth Remke, Joanna Chung, Lisa Virchinsky. Sherri Miller, Melissa Weiss. Charles Larenas, James Han. 260 Foreign Language Clubs ; I Israeli Club- First row: Marc Slutzky, Marc Jacobs. Alex Lantsburg. Heejin Kim. Maria Raucci, Mara Okmin. Back row: Mr. Miron, Zohar Halamish. Tahli Hoffman, Michelle Weberman, Jinjer Brody. Tracy Michaels. Mirav Tsubely. Megan Goldish. Spirits were high during the holiday season as junior Ji Sun Kim helps a group of children during a Spanish Club field trip. Foreign language clubs offer students to enhance their knowledge in areas not covered during class time. Foreign Language Clubs Offer Fun, Food And Film Those students who long for foreign foods and films and enjoy experiencing a to¬ tally different culture, make up the foreign language clubs. Each year, enthusias¬ tic students meet on a bi¬ weekly basis to share views and to participate in fun¬ draising activities such as bake sales and candy sales. Because of the devotion of the members, French Club planned many cultural activities including a trip to the French play, “The Mar¬ riage of Figaro,” as well as their annual trip to a French restaurant chosen by the club members. “We had a lot more people in the group this year, and we had a lot of fun,” exclaimed secretary Rachel Posner. German Club started or¬ ganizing their priorities very early. A trip to Great Amer¬ ica, and winter ski weekend, a culture walk through Ger¬ man Town, lunch at Cafe’ Lutz, and a shopping expedi¬ tion with the West German exchange students, kept members active throughout the school year. Many new ideas inspired the record breaking mem¬ bership of the Israeli Club. Along with Israeli Clubs from other schools, members competed in a volleyball game, attended a dance fes¬ tival, and went to an Israeli restaurant. With the money earned from bake sales, they provided gifts for the el¬ derly at the winter holidays. With new leadership also came new aspirations for the Spanish Club. Using money from bake sales and donations, members pro¬ vided toys for underprivi¬ leged Hispanic children. In the spring, the foreign language clubs also joined the ethnic clubs to present different aspects of their cul¬ tures to parents and stu¬ dents at an annual Interna¬ tional Night. All these activi¬ ties provided foreign lan¬ guage club members oppor¬ tunities to learn about par¬ ticular cultures while helping others. French Ciub- First row: Meredith Holt. Niki Antonakos. Shirley Choi. Jaimie Altman. Nicole Benjamin. Second row: Leyla Arson. Suzanne Ahn. Yiwen Chang, Susan Kreimer, Ansa Qureshi. Ruth Bloom. Back row: Helen Vayz- man. Megan Goldfish. Christine Kim. Judy Hsu, Judy Cho. Anne Liosatos. Soula Spyropoulos. Andrea Gociman. German Club- First row: Ali Kwon. Christina Gabriel. Jeannie Kim. Maria Wright. Second row: Sofia Shakir. Ansa Qureshi. Niki Antonakos. Leanne Statland, Yiwen Chang. Shirley Choi. Suzanne Bohigian. Kim McAllister. Beatrise Revelins, Beata Saletnik. Brian Hansen. Cynthia Ong. Damon Park. Mr. Brink. Back row: Ghazala Usman. Sharon Huang. Samina Shamim. Karrie Karahalios. Angela Hanga. Kristina Hugel. Joan Jovero. Yoo Mee Whang. Janine Breit. Robert Burns. Foreign Language Clubs 261 Freshmen cabinet- First row: Elizabeth Joseph, Lisa Mittleman, Carolyn Zazra, Ilya Frumkin, Brett Kroner. David Cohen, Julie Yoon, Josh Fienberg, Tina Kolovos, Ms. Zucker. Mona Giderof. Second row: Mary Liu, Karen Hughes. Jennifer Mart. Emily Statland, Laura Mogilner, Vicki Rappin, Chuck Ham. Susie Kim, Dorelen Ruiz. Celina Chung, Carol Park. Back row: Rachel Light, Theresa Wawrzyniak, Marc Jacobs. Michelle Turos, Shameem Khan, Diane Mavric. Lana Urso, Elliott. Malkin. Giljun de las Alas. Matthew Novo- selsky. Shelly Gelber. Discussing their latest plans, freshmen cabinet members put their heads together to reach the best decision. Cabinets hold weekly meetings to plan and organize particular school events. Cabinets Unified The Freshmen and Sopho¬ more cabinets both had the same goal in mind: To pro¬ mote school spirit and plan activities for the classes of ’90 and ’91. The Freshmen Class Cabinet, led by Presi¬ dent Elliot Malkin and Vice- President Josh Feinberg, or¬ ganized many fundraisers in¬ cluding a Valentine’s Day bake sale, and an “end of the year” banquet. Accord¬ ing to sponsor Laurie Zucker, “I was thrilled with the large turnout and eager participation for the Fresh¬ men Cabinet.” The Frosh-Soph mixer, lip- sync, and a volleyball tour¬ nament headed the list of the accomplishments of the Sophomore Class Cabinet, with Brian Marcus as presi¬ dent and Leyla Arsan as vice-president. All forty members helped to make sure the class of ’90 had a successful year. Member Lori Utanoff commented, “This year’s sophomore cabinet has worked hard and we’ve enjoyed every mi nute of it.” Although the jobs were new to some and old to oth¬ ers, members of both clubs had some fun while working hard to reach their goals. 262 Freshmen Sophomore Cabinets Officers Grace Diaz, Brian Marcus and Leyla Arsan, initiate the sophomore class cabinet meeting. Among the cabinets accomplishments were the Frosh-Soph Mixer, lip-sync contest and volleyball tournament. Always there for help. Freshman cabinet sponsor Mrs. Zucker aids mem¬ bers in planning future activities. Cabinets promote class spirit among each grade level. Sophomore Cabinet- First row: Kar¬ in Much, Jaimie Altman. Anne Pul- lano, Rachael Berman, Dana Mohr- lein, Leyla Arson, Jana Marinakis, Brain Marcus, Grace Diaz, Second row: Leslie Epstein, 1-Wen Liu, Ro¬ byn Nadick, Debbie Brodsky, Tracy Pecs, Joan Jovero, Dahlia Reznik. Carrie Gold. Erica Blustein. Back row: Wendy Abragan, Ruth Bloom, Julie Mizock, Dimitra Saltouros, He¬ len Ress. Lula Jusufi, Daphne Ma- zarakis, Adam Ebreo. Jason Fee- han, Yvonne Barazi, Meredith Holt, Mr. Puff Lori Utanoff, Danny Schnaitmann, Corey Dubin. Freshmen Sophomore Cabinets 263 Junior Jennifer Duda expresses her ideas, about the prom the junior class is organizing, to members Susan Lieberman, Cindy Ratnow. Danielle Singer and Hilary Kaden. Cabinets offer students a chance to develop friendships while at the same time it teaches members to work together. Cabinets Get Together For Varied Activities “Birds of a Feather flock together” was an appropri¬ ate title for the work of Ju¬ nior and Senior Cabinets. Both Cabinets worked their hardest to ensure an out¬ standing year. Senior Cabinet members unified, coming up with sev¬ eral ideas for various school activities. To start the year off, Senior Cabinet success¬ fully planned the Homecom¬ ing Parade, followed by a winter visit to the Hull House Orphanage to bring Christ¬ mas Cheer and some gifts to needy children. In February, the Senior Cabinet again presented the ever-popular Battle of the Bands. To finance these activi¬ ties, several sold-out bake sales took place. Senior, Karin Orsic, stated enthusi¬ astically, “The whole Senior Cabinet has joined together and has been very success¬ ful in raising money for our activities and we are looking forward to raising money for the best Senior Issue ever!” Junior Cabinet- First row: Nancy Penn, Gordie Mraovic. Second row: Linda Theotokatos. Christine Kim, Gayle Schwartz, Hilary Kaden, Mindy Gross- berg, Megan Goldfish, Jennifer Duda. Back row: Senada Arabelovic. Amy Cho, Elyse Decker, Dawn Rugendorf, Danielle Singer, Cindy Ratnow, Susan Lieberman. During a senior cabinet meeting, members Stephanie Gold, Anne Liosatos and Gina Bravos join together to brainstorm for ideas for fut ure activities. Senior cabinet displayed their holiday spirit by going to the Hull House and giving needy children gifts during the Christmas season. 264 Junior Senior Cabinets Calling upon a member, officer Marc Fienberg asks for input on a recent fun¬ draising activity. The cabinet held many bake sales to attempt to raise money to carry out their planned ac¬ tivities. Senior Cabinet- First row: Amy Chertow, Bengi Malkin, Gina Bravos, Ken Munic. Second row: Rachel Greenspan, Ann Liosatos, Ben Yashon. Back row: Ms. Owens, Karin Orsic, Robin Emalfarb, Cathy Smith, Cindy Le¬ vine, Jinjer Brody, Traci Dreier, Stephanie Gold, Marc Fienberg, Bryan Mittelman, Frank Brodsky, Joseph Jovero. Junior Senior Cabinets 265 Receiving information from union members Mindy Grossberg. Megan Goldish and Nancy Penn. Junior Hi¬ lary Kaden decides upon which event to participate in during the Homecoming week celebration. Union and the cabinets organized the homecoming week which con¬ cluded with the game and dance. Busy at work, senior Monica Uhm designs a poster informing students of the Turnabout dance. The dance sponsored by student union, was entitled Escape to the Orient. " Student Union- First row: Yvonne Barazi, Daphne Mazarakis, Grace Diaz, Tina Park, Erica Blustein, Dahlia Reznik, Lula Jusufi, Tracy Hirshman, Dana Mohrlein, Anne Pullano, Julie Mizock. Second row: Mary Jones, Jason Fine, Julie Yoon. Elliott Malkin, Heather Baer, Victoria Rappin, Diane Mavric, Lana Urso. Brett Kroner, Shameem Khan, Mia Adler, Marny Pierini, Karin Much. Third row: Carol Park, Cindy Ratnow, Danielle Singer, Meredith Holt, Jana Marinakis. Marla Schrager, Ilya Frumkin. Susie Kim, Mindy Grossberg, Nancy Penn, Senada Arabelovic. Back row: Mr. Brandes, Anne Liosatos, Karin Orsic, Rachel Greenspan. Monica Uhm, Stephanie Gold, Cindy Le¬ vine. Traci Dreier. Dennis Agnos, Stacy Stratigakes, Robin Emalfarb, Amy Chertow, Bengi Malkin, Karin Janessa, Ken Munic, Gina Bravos, Jinjer Brody. 266 Student Union And Student Senate Does Anyone Second That Motion? Each week, the bang of the gavel announced the be¬ ginning of both Student Sen¬ ate and Student Union meetings. The members of these two organizations worked to improve the qual¬ ity of student life. “Student Senate gives students a chance to work with the administration to better our school and its policies,” commented sen¬ ior member Frank Brodsky. Senate not only worked with the administration, but also with parents and teachers as well. Students worked di¬ rectly with the administra¬ tion in the Student Appeals Board where students and directors had equal voting rights. Student Senate, also known as the student body government, handled all the school elections for class Cabinets and Student Union, as well as Student Senate. Mr. James Sweeny, the sponsor of Senate stated, “The enthusiasm of both the leaders and members is ex¬ tremely gratifying.” Student government members vis¬ ited another high school for a day to observe that school’s government. Sen¬ ate also provided opportuni¬ ties for members to meet and work with the Board of Education. While Senate dealt with school government, Student union took charge of plan¬ ning exciting activities for all class levels. “Student Union upholds school spirit by unit¬ ing all class levels,” com¬ mented senior member Amy Chertow. This active group sponsored the Homecoming Dance in October, the after finals bash in January, the turn-about dance in March, and Spring Activities Week in April. In addition to planning dances and spirit weeks, the members found reward in working together in order to make school more enjoyable for all students. According to treasurer Stephanie Gold, “Student Union promotes leadership skills which help the members to partici¬ pate.” Throughout the year, Stu¬ dent Senate and Student Union provided opportuni¬ ties for interested students to participate in the govern¬ ment and social activities of the school. Reading the minutes of the previous Senate meeting are senior Joseph Jovero and junior Eric Orsic. Senate provides students to work with the administration to improve school policies. Student Senate- First row: Daphne Mazarakis, Grace Diaz, Victoria Rappin. Joshua Fienberg, Brett Kroner. Second row: Janey Yu, Lula Jusufi, Greg Rudin, Dana Mohrlein, Anne Pullano, Lisa Mittelman, Elliott Malkin. Third row: Nicole Price, Leanne Statland, Julie Mizock, Rachel Greenspan, Lisa Virchinsky, Joseph Jovero, Frank Brodsky, Eric Hayes, Eric Orsic, Jana Marinakis, Carol Park, Sarah Murray, Mr. Sweeny. Back row: Soula Spyro- poulos, Monica Uhm, Karin Orsic, Anne Liosatos. Monica Uhm, Karin Orsic, Anne Liosatos, Gina Bravos, Stephanie Gold, Traci Dreier, Cindy Levine, Amy Chertow, Dennis Agnos, Bryan Mittelman, Ilya Frumkin, Meredith Holt, Diane Mavric, Lana Urso. Student Union And Student Senate 267 Senior Survey Senior Survey LAURA ABRAHAMS: Orchesis 1. Orchestra 1. Student Union 2. Midnight Riders 3.4. SADD 3. Expressions 3.4. Stop the World 3. Little Shop of Horrors 4 Gina- slammers in my bedroom, your ' secret lover " , teaching stick shift, getting lost with no gas. Pritz- aniox. bourbonaise. all-nighters, bio¬ rhythms. Tony " the omimscent one " - loss of hair, picking you up at the hospital. Joy- New Years. New Orleans strip pints. Karla- getting lost going to Northern. The guys- sleep¬ ing at everyones ' house SCOTT ADAMS: Swimming 1.2.3.4. Golden Key 3.4, NHS. SADD 1.2.3.4. Quartersfest ' 87. Best time of my life. Toma¬ toes will never grow Where’s my pillow? Halloween. I ' ve got the best aim S S. Don ' t stand next to me or you might get hit by a bat Mad dog Burnes up the slopes. L M You are a womanizer. A S. scavanger. cliffdiving. New Years Eve. H.A. you are a great friend. Sara: although we never talked. I will never forget you. Thanks to everyone for good times. DENNIS AGNOS: Soccer 1.3. Basketball 1.2. Student Union 1.2.3.4. president 4. Class Cabinet 1,2.3,4. Student Senate 3.4, SADD 3. S.K -Bagel time, homecoming ' 86. 4 years of lunch, H R with A B Stones that will smile a life time thanks for everything. Buddy! M.A - What to say? Thanks a million! Screaming fetus forever! D.Z.- How ' s my Mercedez? Home¬ coming ' 87! Go home Greeks. Opa! J.C - " The friends” truth will one day come out. When it does, he ' ll be up the creek! Poor person! S.S.- I’m the boss!! N.W - Thanks for nothing!!! I plan to be very successful in whatever I do! I’ll buy a villa in Mexico, tan there for the rest of my life and be the co-co- pilot of Karen Pintz ' s car. I also plan to start coco fan club with Megan Goldish. Long live coco. IMRAN AKHTER: Football 1. Wrestling 3. SADD. Accidentally breaking Calvin’s leg, partying a good many times, teaching Johnny Lee " Stairway to Heaven " , buying all of my guitar equipment, reckless driving, getting busted by the fuggs. going to the beach with my friends numerous times. Exper¬ iences I had with Joey, John, and Doof. Someday I’ll make a hit record(s), become a brain surgeon, not drive recklessly, party more often, climb Mt. Everest, and play guitar as good as Randy Rhoads (doubt it). Also. I ' ll beat up Angelo, Mike, and Scott at the same time and keep my promise to Wayne. Tom. and John. LINDA ALEXANDER: Soccer 1.2.3.4 Memories with L.V.. KM, J.T.- ET.H.S. and French Exchange students! K.M.- Robert Crown. David- Great America with J.L. and M.T. D.W., M F - the washroom and J.D.! D.W., L.G.- Navy Pier and Montrose M.F.. L G.. N.G., S.l.,- Montrose and curfew! Thanx guys for great times, especially R.G.-I miss you! I plan to pass high school, then attempt to go to college and have a career as a vet After that, I hope to get married and have two kids. REBECCA ALPER: Hi!! What ' s this? Tokin poccoloco? Lisa’s morning milkstains. St. Paul Woods. 8 inches! Who? click. Halloween ' 86. ' 87. WOW! 5 on 1. guess? Our little adven¬ tures. T S - apartment! All those nights. Who can’t walk? Julie- don ' t forget D N , S.P.? remember? Gabi and the toilet at the pool party. One too many, but it was fun!! I plan to hit Vegas with Lisa then off to Mexico or Hawaii for a little vacation Hopefully. I will go away to school (1 year or so) and then become a stock or commodity broker if I don ' t think the commotion will kill me! ANDRA AMATO: Volleyball 1. Softball 1.2. Midnight Riders 3.4, White Honor Certificate 1 Lynn- Kpiva, are you aggitat- ed? Nime. Neyet, Khuh Goober and Clyde, the closet, your basement, the Holidome. the Hyatt Egg, egg white, Buddy, zone Sandy- party bus. hideout, pineapple thief, ouja boards and cards, are you possessed? Robin- Rubber Feathers. Ka¬ ren P - spring break ' 86. bark at the moon, touch me and die. peeping in windows, rat in the kitchen, dark meat. Karin M - Heartbreaker, one night in March ? JILL AMODEO: Basketball 1. Wrestlettes 2.3. Being B.F. with J N. Good luck. D.G. great times. C.R. and C.G. never laughed enough. W.M give up D.H. party A.W. Clubland and H P. a B.F. always. Spooge It Baby Home At Dawn! claus hey Leroy? Better be at my wedding. K.D. Thanx for all the support. Love ya (Larry)? Meeting D.S. I love you 4-ever! I will marry Daniel Lewis Strohl on July 9. 1988, keep young and happy, make my mother stronger each day. I LOVE YOU!, be close with my sisters, and never forget all my best friends. They will be with me always. Good-bye to Niles West. I made it yes? JENNY ANAST: Band 1.2. Hellenic Club 1.2. Wrestlettes 2.3. Cheerleading 3.4. Things I ' ll always remember everything with cheerleading (vile thing), homeroom abuse, jam ses¬ sions with Sandy, Abe ' s with Lilianna. Greg, and Bob, kicking doors down at Maxwell ' s with Eissie. study hall with Brad (find that card!!!). Greg’s beatings (dispicable!!). senior gym- Egg salad!!!, and singing Iron Man with Herb, John, and Joe SEAN ANSETT: Soccer 1 Paul- many good times gettm Hi with J.I., Mike, and Rich, drinking with Tom. riding our bikes to my sister ' s in the rain. Halloween in the pumpkin mobile. Joe Walsh concert, being my best friend. K.R.-I still love you. Jami- broken ankle. N.M.- many good times at your house. Rose- Thanx for all the rides. Di- for all the advice you gave me. KM- rest in peace. I plan to be a successful business¬ man and follow the dead around the world, strive for world peace and love. JOHN ANTICH: P I. and S.A. decorating the cafeteria wall with food. J.S. accompaning me on my river journey, playing happy milk carton in the cafeteria, playing the game and coming to school. Having a talk with Mr. Ackman. Mr Slat¬ tery ' s class, good times with friends. Celtic Frost, Anthrax. Exodus concert. Teenage ape. I plan to become a D.J., get a band started, have so much money so I can give the rest to people who need it. travel, meet up with all my old school¬ mates. workout at a muscle beach, enter the world of film, meet the girl of my dreams, go to more co ncerts, and shave my head. ANGIE APOSTOLOPOULOS: National Honor Society 3,4, Ger¬ man Club 1.2.3,4. Seminar for Scholars 3.4. Orchestra 1.2. Eating with Maria. Patty, and Bertha, arguing about Home¬ coming and prom, walking down stairs with Julie, being lock¬ er neighbors with Frank B., junior year, computer program¬ ming with Maria, life with Julie, " hey spaz, what ' s the " J " for? " Trig with Bertha, cruel physical and mental torture from Frank B. I plan to finish college and graduate school to become a lawyer HOWIE ARONESTI: Wrestling 2.3. Most memorable exper¬ iences: P B - My huge bashes. " Howie Aronesti Day " . L M - Quartersfest ' 87 R F - Many mint times. Rog. Ed’s, my un¬ derwear. Cinderella. R.F. and E.B.- Still going out? R.P. R C. G.S.-ls she coming? M.K.- make this car into a t-pon. R K - tired? R.K and S.S. O’Hare oasis at 3 a.m. S.S. and S.A. Halloween. S.A. the world ' s smallest sundae from the world’s largest guy My future plan is to become romantically in¬ volved with a BEAUTIFUL BLONDE BREAKDANCER. invite her over to my house, take her upstairs to my room, tie her down, and then force her to listen to THE WHO. Finally. I will romantically recite lines from ROMEO and JULIET to her until she smiles. PETE ATHANS: Football 2,3.4. Basketball 1. Hellenic Club. Seeing Imran eat salad, playing football at West, being in the Greek mafia with A T.. S B.. D.L., G.K.. and F.P AWSM GT. going to Nick’s 2 with Ang. and Cresh., playing over Cresh in football practice, fighting with Ang. and Art. Art getting pulled over by doing 43 over. Angelo taking steroids, cruising on weekends, going to Greek dances. Frank getting 11 on ACT. Future plans- Greek Mafia. CHRIS ATKINSON: Football 1,2.3.4, Baseball 1.2. Tower beach with four cases, parties at my house, the red van. my Toranado. Frosh football, camping out in my back yard, and meeting Silvia. My future plans are to own my own business DESSIE ATSAVES: German Club 1, Freshman class president 1. NHS 4. Seminar for Scholars 4. Newspaper 3.4. Young Liberals 3.4. German Exchange 4. Poulaki T.G. and A.L.. Pete and Al. essense of human degradation, boils. Chris- anti Vir- gos. was that John Kusack? Late night messages at M.F.’s, Dawn Vendula Hindula, Brian R - blood will spill. Kim. Bob- de-Bob. Stefs love. Hess. AMP WRESTLERS! Rhinos and Din¬ osaurs. Bleu! Aaueirghoufhugh! taste this, cheek bras, Trav¬ esty-new shoes? Mike R. - no more whistling. My plans in¬ clude becoming a travel agent so I can take advantage of the special fares, beating Tina in fast break, finding a boyfriend for AMP. kissing a tour guide, being a back-up singer for Steve Windwood. giving time a timeframe, finding a definition of love(see Gonzales, Patrian. Liosatos). DARRIN BAIM: Gymnastics 1,2.3.4, captain 3.4. NHS 3.4. Illinois State Scholar 4. All the times with my friends, gym meets, state, regionals. girl’s team, coach Bairn. Howie and the gang. Tony ' s women, T.B.- lock-ins, skeletons. B-square. Helen. Take it back, jack, skiing jig. Lisa Boner. Evie. T.A.C.. forehead. S.H. scooter rides. TAFTOO. Jamie. B-day at Ta- mi’s. There aren’t enough words to tell you what I feel. I love you. GURINDER BAINS: National Honor Society 3.4. Leaders Gym 2.3. Illinois State Scholar 4. Bronze Key 2. Silver Key 4. Photography 3 My 30 yard sack in sophomore Homecoming game, dedution at the top level with the alias Sherlock, the jokes, " trying” to ski. lifting weights with my buddies, making many new friends and keeping many old ones, and I hope I still remember everyone. I plan to enjoy life, make more than enough money, and be successful at whatever I do. SARI BAKER: Student Union 1.2. Band 3. Bronze Key. Mid¬ night Riders 3.4 Gong show ’86, Jacks, rides in dute, tan¬ ning, McD’s, MOODS. C.L.- scrittipollitti, I shot the sheriff, P S. Thanx Cin! S.S - Pistol busted stealing. T.P.. S.G. gummi- fish H- Bday! P M. poombucket. goofy, daffy. S B - lines 91 m.p.h. B F F Pat- comp. c ass something special. Scott- Thanx! To my friends- we finally made it!!! I plan to visit my friends who went away to college, enlist in the army with S.G., travel around the world, end up in Australia where I will meet some millionaire and live in luxury! JOHN BARBA: Celebration 2. A Salute to Walt Disney 2, Oliver 2. Stop the World 3. Godspell 3. National Thespian Cast of A Chorus Line 3. Bye Bye Birdie 4. Little Shop of Horrors 4. Thespian Society 3.4. Marching Band 1.2. Expres¬ sions 2.3.4. District IMEA 4. All State IMEA 4. Tour 1,2.3.4. I ' ll always remember Proesel Park in my underwear, good times at Chris ' , running through Rebecca’s house with Lisa. Joy- you and your stupid diary in Toronto. Coco- Whoosh! Tm D- bleeding " . Indian Lakes and the guys from the wedding. Dairy Star with Michelle. New Orleans- roomates with L A.. J.G.. M D . and A.B. LAINIE BAUER: Memorable experiences? Prom ’87 with Mike, Mich, and Ace. Seduce, seduce, seduce. (A failure, by the way). Kar-kar: countless " smokes " . Johnny B didrex. falling in the mud. great talks, Lisa- Eden and Bucky Beaver. The best memories are with Doug. Thanks KITT- I love you! My only future plans are to marry Doug and to have a pet kitty that looks just like him. JOSEPHINE BAYAUA: Name calling- hey Chris, remember my permanent press, your bushman and don’t forget the guy in my homeroom (nice body). Marsha. Chrisy. LaLa. Persky (Just kidding Laura). Mantes- hey. how ' s Robert? Wanna take him to prom this time? Study hall, two guys in one room! Hey Jo. you love toffe apple? Too bad he’s taken! People! Maria, let ' s grab em ' and sack em’! 207 bus- Golf Mill I plan to go to law school, graduate, and drive my ovn 911 with Gary Fencik sitting right next to me! JOHN BENCIVENGA: Downstate ' 86. ’87- Freaks always at the Dead, getting lost with Poulos. Lochner bashes, my 17th birthday, soph, year lunches with B.P. and W.Y.. stots and yashes lunches, basement sessions, especially with T.X.. buying the red one with B.P W.Y.- driving to school soph year with K.L.. T.M., P.T., T.X. I plan to find out what flavor Tom’s jello is. 268 Senior Survey Senior Survey Senior Survey SHERI BERGER: Swimming 1.2. Concert orchestra 1.2.3.4. Joseph and Tech. Dreamcoat 1. Ushers 1.2. Concert Choir 3.4. District and All State Honors Orchestra 3. Midnight Rid¬ ers 3.4. It ' s your blue slip, your blue slip you don ' t have! Mickey Mouse on acid? Intense! Maybe I ' ll take a nap and when I get up I ' ll have another bite! NOT!!! Oh. hello lady! Slow going? Randhurst road trips. RHPS- I ' ll sleep in the closet, Ace ' s seizure. Jami- stuff!! I plan to mentally block out Niles West or go bowling. CARYN BERK: Council 1.2. Stude nt Union 1.2. Midnight Rid¬ ers 3.4. Wrestlettes 1. Yearbook staff 3.4. Laramie. Jacks, my parents away. Stephanie- Billy Idol. Ihop. Homecoming ' 87. Barbara- Bus to Champaign. I saw nude. NILES NORTH ' . Ducky’s. New Years- sink and toilet. Amy- teaching drip to plug, camp, Kansas, stopped by cop. Gina- four of us. summer ' 85. Karin- Bon Jovi. Cindy- spying. Many everlasting friendships- LOVE YOU ALL! My future plans are to go to Kansas, go abroad to Israel for a semester, be successful, get married in my late twenties, and keep in touch with all of my best friends from high school. I also hope I can sing Chickie and the Band one day with Barbara and teach her to control her bladder DEBBIE BERMAN: Tennis 3.4. Basketball 1.2. Swimming 1.2. Softball 1.2.3.4. Band 1.2.3.4. Leaders 2.3.4. Tahli- Chinese symbols. Great America. Michelle’s sour 17. Frank- Did you write it yet? Carolyn- PICKLES!! Marc- How much sleep did you get? Fatal Attraction, second city. Glenview Naval Air Base. Michelle- You’re more than welcome to come! Thanx for inviting me! For the longest time. Beth- Piggins. laundry. Kansas, bushes, punch and pop. Why isn ' t the phone in the room? Patty and Marija- Tour ' 87. " Catch Me I ' m Falling! " I plan to get married, have 2 kids, move to Florida, become rich, and start my own chain of Cooks Cupboard stores. I will also hold a big New Year ' s Eve party in my mansion and will send plane tickets to all of friends stuck here in Chicago! STEVEN BEZANIS: Golf 1.2.3. Seminar for Scholars 4. Riding in Pete ' s AWSM GT. Art doing 73 in a 30. fighting in front of my house: S B.. D.C., G.M. against G.S. and A T., going to dances with Frank. Spartans football 32. I plan to go to college, then get a job being a commodities trader at the Chicago Merchantile Exchange. I also want to be in the Greek Mafia PABLO BLANCO: Softball 1.2.3.4. NHS. Bronze Key 3. Base¬ ball 1. Football 1.2.3.4. Wrestling 1.2.3.4. N-Club 4. Leaders 2.3. Spanish Club 1.2.3.4 My most memorable experiences include downstate ' 85. 86, ' 87. ' 88. All the parties. Tony ' s reliable car. being chased in " The War Pig " with Bill and Dave, when Craig ' s parents leave town. OPIE Fund, football, roadtrip with Larry ' s horrible directions. Gersh’s house. Halloweenm. Variety Club. Homecoming ' 87- no sleep, the wreck. Simone with Steve. Valiant. Eat Dash! Schwartz Pile and juggling with Rob. Joe saying " i ' ve never been with a woman before. " Preston and his originality, being left alone in Steph ' s basement with H.M. and George ' s big toe. I plan to drink, watch bears, and eat lobster. STACY BOLINGER: Soccer 1.2.3. Student Union 1.2. Mid¬ night Riders 3.4 Being sick. Jacks, parties, sneaking out late at night. S B - living together. Shake-n-Bake, lines. B F F. S.G.- stealing signs on Oakton. Strat. quick peps, late rides look for R.F., cheese soup, meeting J.A. S B - thanks for getting J.A. and I together. I plan to marry Joel Antman and doing my hair, and our children ' s hair, just like his. KIM BOULWARE: Children s Theater 1. Joseph and the Tech Dreamcoat 1. Cross Country 1. Cosmotology 3.4 Flower picking at midnight! Downtown eating sea monkeys with S.E. Going to Oak St. with M B. and our boyfriends showing up. our good times in Oakton park with J.W Remember U fell in! S.E and J.W - the times of our secret place doing what?? We re bad! But most of all. my best memory is of John. Those memories will never be gone 4-ever! My future plans are to become a fashion merchandisor downtown while marketing Nikki’s designs! GINA BRAVOS: Wrestlettes 2. Student Cabinet 2.4. Student Union 2.4. Senate 4. Midnight Riders 3.4 Tree. Sunday mov¬ ies with family? Feel like_, China Chef. 4 of us. Soco. Homecomings. I like him. New Years, basement. H. O.B.- talks. 190 proof, taco + T_lunches and B.K., Hyatt Roof, downstate ' 86. McD ' s bathroom, confession time, sneaking out. my pie. " K’s " . driving, parties, friend¬ ships. and good times with everyone. FRANK BRODSKY: Student Senate 2.3.4, Board of Education Rep 3. Illinois Citizenship Experience Rep. 3. Educational Advisory Policy Council Rep 4. Parliamentarian 4. West Word 3.4. Editorial Director 4. Seminar for Scholars 3.4. Current Events Club 2.3.4, NHS 3.4. Class Cabinet 1.2.3.4. Tennis I. 2. Illinois State Scholar 4. My most memorable exper¬ iences include cookie days in Mrs. Barstow’s geometry class, taking apart a lab table with Eric during biology and ICE I will also never forget any of the good times that BBYO allowed me to have. I hope to keep in touch with my close friends (you know who you are), lead a happy life with my wife and family, and be successful in a profession where I can have a positive effect on others. ALLISON BROOKS: Gymnastics 1. Pom Pon 3.4. Orchesis 4. Celebration 2. Oliver 2. Stop the World 3. Godspell 3. Little Shop Of Horrors 4 Tour with E.S.. M.D., and all the guys. Laila. some back to bed! Shot gun with Pepsi, going down¬ town. listening to the Crue! Throwing ice cubes off the balco¬ ny. New Orleans, going to that place on Bourvon St., hurri- cans!! A time with D C.. L.C.. R.P., J.H. Dorreen. Learn to drive!! All the great times with you goons! An all night talk at R.E. ' s before break. Thanks C.R. for a great 4 months! Pom Pon days!! E.S. M D - my B.F. ' s. we re S.L. ' s B.B. ' s for¬ ever!!! JINJER BRODY: Cheerleading 1.2. Student Union 1.2.3.4, Student Senate 1.4. Cabinet 1.2.3.4. Secretary 4. SADD 2,3.4. vice president 3. Peer Counseling 3. Israli Club 3.4. secretary 4. Midnight Riders 3.4. Pom Pon 4. Homecoming Court 4. Taking 1st in originality in mid-west pom competi¬ tion! Hot and fluffy. TWINS, strip captiva ' 87. 2 belts. How? Skidding (sewer). “I need some toilet paper. " 1st deal, gam¬ ing our friendship back to usual. " Buzz killer”. I thought I was going 2 die! BCPBFFANWWPTFACBMJLSLLASPPPP! Pickles, getting Burnt Bahamamama Sushibars. A.S.U.. 3 hrs. 2 get home. " What a long strange trip it ' s been " " Yamimi " . Drive at 3 a m. to 7-11? " Anothe Soozeliounos " Ear wax. raizms- crazy! Cajm style cat fish. Jacks. Jacks biestro. beans-10! " That’s some puppy " I still have it. knots. Intense talks Great friendships with all! Erik, prom ' 87. K.C., T.M.. T.D.. B.C.. E.B.. A.C.. S.S.. S.S.. P.M . A.K.. B.M.. B.P. U guys are the best! I LUV U! And also! 6-1-99-P.P Shelter. KATHY BROPHY: Swimming 1.2.3.4. Medical Careers Club 1. N-Club 4. Timers 1,2.3. Guard Club 1.2.3,4. SADD 3.4. Being on the swim team with lots of crazy times. Pizza before practice with Mary. Memorial Day freshman year, all of fresh¬ man year, physics junior year with Soula. Stacy. Sarah, and others. Pick a winner. Thanks for all the memories, plan to go to college Where? At this point. I don’t know. But I will one day become an elementary school teacher. ANGIE BROWN: All the good times — too many to write them all down. We ll never forget them! H.F.- when it’s too hot. " breathe " and take off before it stops. Vince (p) and buddies at Old Orchard- never again. Just your luck — no more blond bangs Brian! Such long relationships! Too many forms! Memories will never fade. MARY BROWN: The Modern English Concert with Fernando and " Kevin " . Gilson Beach with " Strange Love " playing in the background. Jay. Stan, and " Big Al " Long walks at Oak Street Beach, work with H.F.. Scratcher, M R. and T.D. our so called double date with B.P and P.T. New Trier party- foggy beach, just our luck!! Plans for the future — Oak Street Beach (every other day) with Steuban of course, meeting the G O O D . going to Florida with S.A. and M.T. in the summer, going to college, and us (A.B . H.F.. and me) staying together forever!! BRIAN BUEHLING: Football 1.2.3.4. captain 4. Basketball 1.2.4. Baseball 1.2. Track 3. NHS 3.4. Illinois State Scholar 4. Bronze Key 2, Silver Key 3. Central Suburban League Stu¬ dent Athlete 4 My most memorable experiences at Niles West are shooting Rudin ' s BB gun at elders, the " Great Rubber Run " with Yash and J.C.. Gersh and Irp hiding in tall grass from cops. Gersh saving my life in the sewer, countless memorable experiences with BA. J.C.. and Gersh in the factories, skunk ' s home, experiences with B.A., J.C.. and Gersh in the factories, skunk ' s home. Laramie, tree 19. Pon¬ tiac (sophomore sandwich). Homecoming ' 86. Halloween ' 84. covert operations with G.R., T.M.. M.G.. A.I.. B.M AMY BURNHAM: Midnight Riders 3.4 Traci- freshman year, exsoupy. big bump, schmoogie. beef sandwich, buckwheat, arrested, broomhilda. eargod. Baskin Robins (hallway). Taco Bell, quarters, buzz, boulders, sex talks!! Jacks ( " Wanna chew " ) Mmoqua. 3 wheeler, pumie. you guys are the best Scrubby: thanks for being there. Death rides. Scott- towel dancing. I love ya! I ' ll never forget you!! BILL BURNS: Baseball 1. Basketball 1.2.3.4. Softball 2.3.4 Elephant noises at the luxurious Palamar. do you want this open? R.S. with Joe C. and Sue D. Ditching caddy with P B and D.S. la la la " He did to win the Western Open Hubs fest and. “I said, don ' t do that Pablo, you know I ' m not easy in the woods”. Where ' d you sleep Tony? Whose driving Joe home? In the future I plan to go back to touhy macs with Dave NATHAN CACHILA: Homecoming. Ann. Angel. Riverside M . the bathroom, glaister ' s. house parties. Paul- shy guyz. G.C Ron. 1200 ' s. Viv. Marvin- Madness. Riviera. CTA. " Black " , patent zodiacs Dolmen on motorcycles, sung. Sue- My baby sister, Melaine. World War III. our houses in Evanston. Ryan- No resemblance to sting. " Yo Homeboy”. Shellaine- stay sweet. Eric- Maine East crew- W.B.K., L B . Walter ya. holy- moly. Foster beach. JOHN CALLAS: Hellenic Club. Soccer 3.4. Math Team 3. It was my first day that I came to this high school. I remember having difficult times finding myself around even though I had my schedule with me. To be exact, instead of going to mods 2-4. at the Reading Improvement room. I went to the gym. After a few days. I finally got with it. In the future I am planning to go to a good college and become an Electrical and Computer Engineer. I would also like to continue playing soccer if the circumstances allow that. STEPHANIE CALLAS: Cabinet 2. Student Union 2. Midnight Riders 3.4. Gabi- wanna bump? Sword fights with P.R.. B.T . A T. Sensational sessions in the Corolla. 12 years of everlast¬ ing friendship. Jodi- Madison ' 87. I ' m freezing, can you see? Oak Street, wanna fight? A.W.- Be bopping to the finer things in life. L.H., T.A., K.K.. M.A.- Charlieathons. good times. J.D.. D.S.- thanks for always being there. A.L.- the best times of my life. I would like to live my life to the fullest extent in an altered state of consciousness, while maintaining my stand¬ ing as one of America ' s top leading journalists. JOE CAMILLI: Student Government 1.2. Soccer 1.2.3.4. Wrestling 1.2.3.4. Ski. Ben. and Tony- munch those prmgles. Amii- the bus ride home. Chalet 1131 top notch!! Bash, Thrash. Crash. Those cold nights downstate- Greg Starred Rock Staff. Tony- ride a pony. Kelly- 4th July. WOW! Wild scooter rides. Ben- hit the beach. Dead ' 85, with Chicago Oppi. 87-China cat and the skinny Greek! Bill- downtown on 2 wheels with Ted. Brian- bigger and better goals Mike- chips, chaw, and chabang! Elena- be nice! Bob- Aiko aiko all day! VANAGON! I plan to become a hermit and tend to my urbal garden with sugar magnolia. BRAD CARSTENS: Football 1.2.3.4. Chuck s jeep and Chan a van soph year, and everything in them Brian ' s wagon and his convertible Cadalac. Tower beach and the brew crew 2-12- 87 and every other night our reunion won ' t be the same without Keith Mugford, downstate ' 87 and all the partying. Chris A - Jordan M - George K - our all nighter journey. Homecoming B.B., 4 years of football, to all the friends George. Chris. Goran and I made at the platium. sin king chan citation, 72 Skylark (skunkmobile). cruising around with ev¬ eryone else before Stacy and Julie. Future plans: for the Tower Beach Brew Crew to live on. RAY CASTRO: Soccer 1.2.3.4. Wrestling 1 Not winning a single soccer game, mud fights with D-ME. scoring my first goal freshman year. D.N.- " you dork! " Yelling out the little guy ' s name (Barney) in the hallways. Leo getting busted at Holiday Inn for joy riding, sundae action at losers, all the zombie movies we made fun of. the medvo shuffle, and all the great time with L.G.. D.G.. G.S.. DON. H.A and so on Oh. by the way- " What ' s your name son? " I hope to be successful in anything I do. KYUNG CHANG: Math Team 1.2.3,4. Tennis Team 1.2,3.4. Seminars for Scholars 3.4. NHS 3.4. Medical Careers Club 2.3,4. Korean Club 2.3.4. Current Events Club 3.4, French Club 2.3.4, West of Edens 3,4. Football 1. Basketball 1. Aca¬ demic Bowl 4. Photography Club 2.3.4 J H- all the balls hit in the net. N N - Abe ' s Cheddar fries. F.F.- checking your answers V.F.- still 100% G B - Saturday afternoon football A.T.- if only I had J D - racquetball trophies B.A and J.G - lazy summer days. B.K.- speculating M T and R.L.- making fun of A T. A M - You ' ll never win. J.M., J.L.. and H.Y.- Lake- view B-ball. I hope for success in college, a European vaca¬ tion. affluence, and happiness to all my friends DOREEN CHEN: Cheerleading 1,2.3, Pom Pon 4. AFS. Peer Counseling (leader). Homecoming with Tweetie. Bugs. Chilly. Peabody We are five of the most No Thanksgiving tur¬ key. close call with Alison, Rachel. Linda. Judy: which way? Left, right, left ARGHHH!! Thanks Allison. Gino ' s East. Mary. Angie. Hayat. " oh my God. we re so dead! " Pom champ- please don ' t show any pictures!! We may go our separate ways, but we ll always be together in the heart HENRY CHEN: Swimming, Gymnastics. Chinese Club. Cross Country, and Baseball Team When the teachers had strike Senior Survey 269 Senior Survey Senior Survey and we had two weeks off of school. When everytime we have an assembly, it is always fun. I plan to be a businessman and make a lot of money. ERIC CHERN: Spanish Club 1.2.3.4, Current Events Club 3. Academic Bowl 4, Spanish National Honors Society 3,4, Na¬ tional Honors Society 4. Illinois State Scholar 4. Many of Mr Anderson’s classes, which I miss. Mr. Albiani’s walk (on the mellow side), lots of time spent with Doctor Stein and Mr. Lorenz, great talks and predictions about actions- Darrin- great times and friendships. Tahli and Michelle- good advice and such on both sides. Frank- Pilam next year. Darrin. Frank. Benjie. and me- We ll see! I plan to go to the University of Illinois- Champaigne and then have one wife, 2.2 children, one dog. 1.4 cars, a north suburban average home, no moth¬ er-in-law (unless absolutely unavoidable). AMY CHERTOW: Spanish Club 1.2. Senate 1.4. Cabinet 1.3.4. Student Union 1.3.4. Wrestlettes 3. Midnight Riders 3,4. Homecoming Court 4. Downstate McDonalds. Alg w Cap. ’’He’s Good " , stuffy, screwdrivers. 1:00 a.m.on Demp¬ ster. Vinces and Ricky ' s parties, prom. Lake Geneva, quija. Talking Heads. Strat the Soul Sisters, temple talks, cuz. 2:00 a.m., quarters. Ben]- love you. California. Ricks-a-Freak. Don ' t S.G.. D.H.. and J.V.- need I say more? and of course R.Z.- good times. Thanks for the memories. My plans for the future are to graduate from Champaign or Madison with a bachelors in food science and get some " real " food for Niles West JULIE CHO: Swimming 1. Soccer 1, Children s Theater 2.3. A Chorus Line 2. Godspell Dance Captain 3. SADD 3. Orchesis Dance Co. 1.2.3,4. Pom Pon 4. Midnight Riders 3.4. French Club 4. Judy. Ali. Maritess- YAZ Somebody. Champaign (all- nighter). Ross- " Valiant (summer) " Bet. his legs " . Pabs- the zoo. ape house, " it isn ' t there!! " , the ice cream bet. Robin- " his mother is coming. Duck! " Eileen- the highway 35 m.p.h. Rachel- rushing to see the news. Ali- driving lessons. Jeannie- Bears game (spaz). Finally. Bern- Pee Wee. peanut, and the BUS! I plan to go to college and hope to have a successful life! But also, not to forget my close friends Kelly. Jean. Alison, Elizabeth. Jeannie, Rachel. Ali. Judy. Eileen. Heather. Amy. Linda. Doreen, Monica. Jinjer. Melissa. Stephanie. Mindy. Nancy. Tracey. Jeni, Rossini. Michelle. Rablo. Scott. Larry. Robert. Marvin. Irps, Robin. Maritess. Bob. Herb, and Bern You guys are the best. Good luck in the future. LINDA CHOI: Pom Pon 3.4. Orchesis 1.2.3.4. secretary 4. Art Council 1. French Club 3.4. AFS 4. Children s Theater 2. Oliver 2. A Chorus Line. Advance Dance 2.3.4. Pom-Pon camp, midwest. Miss Badgerette. Wee-Gee Board. Home- commg ' 87. moo! King elephant! and win. lose, or draw! Spe¬ cial Thanksgiving dinner with as Donald would say? You know! Thanx Alison- me. J.H . R.P . and D.C. are alive today! Eat at Ed’s (B-days). Fiesta Bowl! I ' m going to miss all my close friends (you know who you are!) In the future I will learn how to play Photon. I want to be just like Rachel Posner. Ali Kwon. and Jeannie Choi (HA! HA!) Also. I want to become a billionaire and travel the world!!! JULIE CHRISTENSEN: Midnight Riders 4 T.S.- little, itty. bitty one KG. A.L.- you think I ' m joking? Sheriff s dept. This big! C D.. S.K.. S.J.- the big bang!!! C D - Russians, fish, red. Kelly green, sign, birds. S.J.- Starion chases, bowling, your party, you know. 8:25. C.D.. A.L.- C D.. C.W.- it’s big and it ' s getting bigger. Lucas. A.G.- you’ll always be my bestest, love you. bestest F F. Everyone else- convo. Colorado, my cot¬ tage. prom (canoe trip), gymnastics meets (chicken lips), wicked bad mitten, midway. I plan to attend the University of Northern Colorado and then teach kindergarden or first grade. SUE CHUNG: Korean Club. Yearbook Photographer. Photog¬ raphy Club. Tennis Tean, Art Council. HRL- should have went to see more college reps. MR- tennis anyone? LL- remember Johnny ' s grandma? SBH- eeeee-ahhhhh! JS + AC- let ' s make another video! BA- get away! JJ- shark soup? yum! NP- let ' s blow up the school! 1st sem. lunch (you know who you are) oink! oink! DR- praise the Lord! 1C- I ' m not touching it either! I plan to be a yuppie (not hippie), make billions (not millions) before 25. take a trip to the moon (not balloon), be a detective (not defective), and sail (not fail) in life. DARRYL COLEN: Gymnastics 1.2,3.4. Wrestling 1. Leaders Gym 2,3, NHS 3.4. Spanish National Honor Society 3.4. Seminar For Scholars 4. N-Club 4. Parkview guys, downstate. parties, what ' s going on tonight? nothing. Homecoming with K.K.. get-togethers at J.G.’s, Indiana and Illinois with B. I., Mister Donut with J.C.. ooh! My tooth! R.F.- driving the wrong way on a one way street downtown, homeroom with C. H.. T.C.. and Tigger. summer golf with B.I., C.H., J.C., and S.S. Sunday football. Mr Flynn ' s class, the Niles West gym¬ nastics team, out most of all — the good times with good friends. My future plans include becoming a doctor, moving to California or Colorado, getting married, buying a huge house, having children, and traveling around the world. If that doesn ' t work out. I’ll settle down on a small farm and become a village butcher. PRESTON CLARK: Football 1.2. Wrestling 1.2.3.4. N-Club 4 Watching Tony assault a middle aged man on Pratt Ave.. getting 14 stitches in my face after attempting to get T.C.’s car AIRBORNE, spending Homecoming at Stotland ' s with John. Chris. Jason, Tom, Loch (the losers without dates), and convincing Bradbury to make crank calls, being fortu¬ nate enough to carry on the winning tradition of Niles West wrestling. DORA CONNELL: Gymnastics 1,2,3.4, Track 1, Diving 3, N- Club 4. Leaders 2,3.4. Peer Counseling 3. Gymnastic Team Captain 4. Jen’s jolly friend, 3 inches. Whatta ya crazy? Biff- n-skip, initiation slop. " I wanted that piece, " meaty at 9:00 a.m., " B. up to your chin, " pizza with Lori, Bill made Karla cry, Bulbi, J.M. ' s love life, Jethro Art ' s attire. B.K.- my tragic phone calls, it could ' ve been great. The best 2 years with Bill. I want to be successful in my career so I can buy Bill a classic red convertible sports car. MIKE COOPER: Football 1. Soccer 2, Yearbook 4 Riding bicycle threw hallways and trashing it. cop chases, pool hop¬ ping, slaughtering snowmen, car moving, rocking with High Society. Kim and Dyan- " There ' s a frog on the log, " Greg. Paul. Anna. Kris. Marc. Ben. Sue, and the Credence. Most of all, I ' ll miss Keith " Mudrat " Mugford. We love ya buddy. I plan to become one of the best record producers of our time, make it big with High Society. Maybe I ' ll wing on over to L.A. and jam with the best of em ' . When the bucks roll in, I ' ll buy an island in the Bahamas and PARTY!!! KELLY CORDES: Diving 1. Leaders 2,3.4. Cheerleading 2.3. Pom Pon 4. Homecoming Court 4. Student Council 3. Stu¬ dent Union 3. Peer Counseling 3, SADD 3, Midnight Riders 3,4. Jinjer- best friendship, springbreak HF twins, conver¬ tibles. I’ll miss you! Tracey- crazy riasins. junior guys, bogs . toot! J.B , T.M.- we’ll always be best friends no matter how many miles separate us. Soul sisters fun until Mon¬ day! Pommers- I luv U! Jinj, Sue, Traci- DTLG Scooby ' s here! B M -1 haven’t decided! C.G.- only 2 years! A K - thanx for listening! My plans are to have more good times such as . J.B. St. Pauli girl. JT or BP house, water bed stories at BP. homecoming Puke! Dizzy and Dingy. I luv u Brody TM- thanx for the air. bog breaks, homecoming green stuff. Long talks. KU- sushi and seaweed. Strat- Drinking at the hill. Good luck you guys! I ' m gonna miss you! Luv ya . Bye! TONY CAROLLO: Football 1.2.3.4, Wrestling 1.2,3.4. Nation¬ al Honors Society 3,4. Seminars for Scholars 4. Illinois State Scholar 4, National Merit Scholar 4. The " well " with George and Larry, downstate- Huey ' s sign. cops. Biker Week at Gersh ' s. finals week at George ' s. Craig s house numerous times. Joy ' s house New Years, cheese popcorn. Homecom¬ ing- " Hey the sun is up. " The Dead. ALPINE- acid test, beauti¬ ful red 1970 Chevy Impala- gone forever. Sledgehammer Pudding Historic Sessions. Black Cadillac- " Joe. let ' s go. I ' ll wait here " Disposal of garbage. " Good morning Mr. Gon¬ zales. A silver four door Ford Tempo? Could you be more specific? " Hood ornaments- Preston. Pablo. Phone bill with Laura. Gina stealing Granola- I know everything! Ramel- cut my hair Cavra. Steph- make fun of me more. No really. SEAN CRESHAM: Football 1,2,4. Swimming 1.2. Track 1,2 For memorable experiences- none for the first 2 years (could not go out) But. last 2 years I made it up!! Summer ' 87- my first buzz, Kevin’s parties, my hand, doing “B ' s " in the truck in the garage, late night with beach runs. Touhy Mac s, but most of all. staying out past 10:30 p.m. with all U crazy nuts doing things I can ' t write about. Hopefully in the future I will get " lucky " . JOSEPH CZERNIK: Kissing George ' s stairs. C.H. ' s winter break. Johnny raw soup, biker week. Joy’s summer, hey smokey you •!•!. Wobbie. Kentucky Butcher, gel-fight ' 87. $100.00 golf, tennis club hair. Dead shows, dry-heave- Failma. vegetarian donuts. T-vomit. Bud cooler. To my pals. I love you! SCOTT D ' AGOSTINO: Wrestling 1.2.3.4. Florida with Kam- lesh and Mohommed and Pan Am games with Rudy and Al. But my most memorable experiences are all the times with Barbara. Homecomings, my restaurant, and many, many more. After I win 4 consecutive Wrestling National Champion¬ ships and 1 gold metal in the Olympics, I will be found on the beach eating spagetti and drinking fruit punch, being fat and happy! JOEL DALINKA: Marching Band 1.2.3.4. Concert Band 1, Symphonic Band 2.3,4, Jazz Band 1.2.3.4. Pow Wow Orches¬ tra 1,2.3, Tour 1,2,3,4, Band Board 3,4, Joseph Cast 1. Spanish Club 1. Debate Team 1, Gong Show 2, Battle of the Band Winner EBS 2, Odd Couple Cast 3. NHS 4. Bye Bye Birdie Co-Musical Director 4, SPLAT 4, Little Shop of Horrors 4. " Tierska winer steinabration " tour, jamming on Bourbon St., detention for talking during homeroom. Beach Party at Chris’s, good times with J.B., A T.. R.L.. M W.. D.R.. W.D.. L.l_I.K., A.T.2, D.A., and S.B. but not A.F. Stolen Cadillacs at Megan’s, torturing Mr. J.. and Mr. K.. King Elephant, explod¬ ing cacti, and roaming in New Orleans. Thanks for the great times. I plan to attend the University of Illinois ' Business School and then get my MBA. I also plan to get married, have children, and die. MICHELLE DAYAN: Theatre. Band. Midnight Riders. Ch orus. Orchesis. Din. with Al and Liz. great job on that shrimp, eh?! Pizza Hut (gotta change it), waiting in the car with Al for Liz. “Laila and Bernie " . movies, popcorn and much more. I luv you guys. Thanx for everything! " John, my head feels heavy.” We gotta do D.Q. again, also all aspects of theatre. People who ' ve believed in. cared for. helped, and given me their time, friendship, and much more. I luv U 4 it. I ' ll never forget you. My future plans .. front row seats for every¬ body! EILEEN DEANO: Orchesis 1.2.3.4. vice president 4. Pom Pon 3.4. Newspaper 4. NHS 4. Spanish Honor Society 4. Seminar for Scholars 4. Tutors Club 3.4. Pow Wow 4. Filipino Club. Pumpkins at midnight. 3 friendly guys at Champaign (I thought they were.) L.C.- fix your speedometer! Arguing with J.C. Brownie- ends for M.T. Fun with S.M. and I.M. J.D! Long chats with M.A. An incredible dance with off-the-shoulder crowd M.T! Can I wear it down? J.H. has it been 5 years yet? GAIL DENNIS: Cross Country 1.2.3.4. captain 3.4. MVP 3.4, Scholar Athlete 4. James Swason Award 4. All Conference 1.3.4. Track 1.2.3.4, captain 3.4. All Conference 3. Medical Careers Club 2.3,4. Leaders 2.3.4. Spanish NHS 3.4. vice president 3. president 4. Red Honor Award 1. Bronze Key 2. Illinois Scholar 4. Seminar for Scholars 4. NHS 4. My most memoragle experiences are: Sarah- elephant, cushiony, them. Kathy-speed away scholarship, brush. Kim- sand¬ wiches. riding on car hood. Greg- comb, 12 tasks, algebra. Emily-transparent eyeball, fireplace, bike-a-thons. Meena- elegant. Klingon. Stacy v Bolshevic. real-o-meter. Sabina- sing-a-longs, our talks. Rex, B.J., and Mrs. Armour- thanks for the memories! Bob- beau. fans, sweatshirt. Heather- Jaws fins. Katie- termites. Sheri- you guys. HERBIE DIAZ: Baseball 1.2.3.4 Having shop class with Joe. Steve, and Bill. Biology with Joe. Hawkeye ' s watching, Pul- jic ' s Huhh. The fish tank Preston Sanchezz! Playin’ “horse " during basketball. Kave driving the jeep when it ' s 30 below zero, yo Burt!! Alb ' s psych, class. I plan to attend Illinois Institute of Technology, try to become an architect or some¬ thing rleated. Getting stuck with Pooh-Bear in the same dorm. JEANNINE DIMODICA: Mandatory Band Camp 1.2. Concert Band 1, Symphonic Band 2. Drumline 1.2. Pow Wow Band 2. Basketball 1. Midnight Riders 3. Yearbook Staff 2.3.4. Unfor¬ gettable band tours to Toronto Boston. Drumline. Friend¬ ships I made through band. Chris. Prom ' 87. Homecoming ' 87. best times with Michelle New Years at Regans soph year. Amnesty International concert. Howie ' s underwear in coat sleeve. To my EB buddy, “Chicken again?” Herb- thanks for being a true best friend and for all of the special memories shared between us. In the future. I plan to attend Iowa State University (leave the RAMBO boots home Herb!) and pursue a career in Veterinary Medicine JORDAN DONSKY: Baseball 1. Golf Team 1.2. Raquetball Intramurals 1.2.3.4. Formation of the Beach Club- Brew Crew on the freezing winter night of February 12. 1987. Other fond memories include Wonder Lake, the Oliver Oasis. Homecoming and New Years Eve at the Atkinson household (with Corky as bartender for Homecoming), meeting at Brown s and Touhy Macs, the gut wagon. 95 m.p.h. down Gilmer with Steve B., Steve G.. loosing his pillow out the sunroof of the Duster on Route 83 in Bumble Smuck. " drag racing " . Frontage R.D. Northfield (Busted). Brad Carston ' s fine automobiles, cruising with Brad (before Julie and Stacy), the Boston concert, and time spent with Julie, my love TRACI DREIER: Cheerleading: 4. Yearbook Staff: 3.4. Stu¬ dent Union: 1.2,3.4. Student Cabinet: 1.2.3.4, Midmte Rid¬ ers 3.4. Senate 4. Wrestlettes: 1.2. SADD: 2.3. Hartman Hotel. Strat ' s Bashes; Busted!. Homecomings. Prom 87 270 Senior Survey Senior Survey Senior Survey 88. Downstate. D.T.L.G.. Late-Nite; Jacks. Sushi Bars. Pick¬ les. Bahamamama. Richard: Sam Staci. Bro Sis! Jules: I Miss U! Strat: Boozehounds, My Great Fall. Gong Shows. Tracey: Hubert. Greentrucks. Scooby: Shnoogie. Melting Butter. Cookie Dough. Mikey: Little Bro! Howie: Kiwi. Tim: Hey Dude! Anthony: Hugs. Hugs. Hugs! Megan: Infatuation P S Butt. Singer: TCBY. Diets. Chew. Martin WENDY DOYLE: Symphonic Band 1.2. Orchestra 2. Marching Band 1.2. Expressions 3.4. Northwestern Solo and Ensemble Contest 1.2.3.4. Softball 1. Theater 2.3.4. Thespians 3.4. White Honor Certificate 1. Peer Counseling 3.4. Midnight Riders 3. Tour 1.2,3.4. Leaders 2. Debbie- Push people, plotzing. shopping, exercising, sweaters, a certain five- month fight, unmentionable names and places. P + R = ZAC. laughable duets, eating feet and moving feet, sweet sixteens. " What should I wear tomorrow? " Diets, giving up chocolate, tennis, raspberry sorbet, the whole alphabet, management for living, Chris’s parties, caroling, lust becoming reality, hid¬ ing food from X. cookies. Thanks! SUE DREXLER: Pow Wow ’84. Children ' s 84. Spring Play ' 85. Munice ' 85. Pow Wow ' 85. Children ' s ' 85. Ushers Club ' 87. Pow Wow ' 87. Amy- " flying hammers!” Meg " New Years Eve " Besty- pepsi. falling on Greg ' s head! Stacy- Is Jeff ' s pillow hard- F.A.D.. Joan- try not to miss the witch of the West! Arie- I love you- TIGGER. I plan to go on a trip to West Germany and study in graphic design or zoology at the U. of Wis. SCOTT DUSTEN: All love to Brew Crew- G.K.. B.G . PM, B.C.. K.K.. C.A.. J.D.. S.G., S B.. C O.. R.S., K.P.M Summer of ' 86. Camero. 31 B.G.. P.M.. Browns Chicken. 360 degrees B.G., long live Horizon. Omega. U2. best friends G.K.. Bron¬ cos 1. Loved S B., hot Iroc-Z, navy, love you K.L.. Good bye to all. I love you. (K.P.M.) I plan to make money the old fashion way. aern it. KARYN ELLIOTT: Volleyball 1.2. Soccer 3.4. Student Council 2. Midnight Riders 3.4. Homecoming Court 4. Meeting my crazy friends, soph, math class CHUNKS (my new nick¬ name and succeeding.) Battle of the Bands BUST (and not succeeding ) De ja vu! Shampoo bottles. 190 proof. Chika- chong! Sneaking out at Laura ' s. Poopies. nushca. and orange pop! Ya think? Park View guys — the best! Special memories of Alix. Kevin, and Keith. ROBIN EMALFARB: Midnight Riders 3.4. Student Union 4. Senior Cabinet 4. Tennis Club 1.2.3.4. Tournament. SADD 4. Wrestlettes 2. These were the best of times Taste of Chicago ' 87. bugger your toe. faking an-. Cheese Mayo subs anyone? Winter vacation ' 86. sleep overs, scitching. and New Years with the goons nut gang, filet of fish, down- state ' 86. the " A " club, green M M s. fishy wombondo. coco, just being with friends. I plan to get my bachelors degree from U of Wisconsin and go on to own my own restau¬ rant — BONDO CHEF! (J.J.) MARVIN ENG: Filipino Club 3.4. Chinese Club 4. Korean Club 4 My best time I had in school was hanging around in school with Nathan. Dolly, and Suzanne And those walks with Dore- len. And the little jokes with the girls. I plan to go to school and keep in touch with friends. SUSAN ESHAYA: A B . J W and K.B.- thanks for all the memorable times and long talks. Amy- studying for finals junior year Julie and Kim- drinking Coke at Skokie library Julie- New Years Eve ' 85. Mona- Long talks and St. parties Hannah- River park. Z rock, and parking lot talks. Kathy- all our soccer games and cousins (R B. and A.A.) Everyone else- all the best. H.B.. F.Y.. M L.. A H., and S.Y.- thanks for the first 3 months-1 love you! I plan to go to college and be able to get a job helping people and counseling them But for now. just enjoy myself and keep on doing what I ' m doing and having a great time and not regretting anything. ROSS FISCHOFF: Basketball 1.2. Football 1.2.3.4. SADD 4. Yaerbook staff 4, State Scholar 4. Scholarship Athlete 4 Meeting A.V.. A.L.. R.S Strat- Halloween at A.H. ' s- nice shave K O - Grolsch! N G . A J -hey b-t-h! B K - calf hearts. G R - small R K - S.S. and T.H G S - Boston, let ' s go!! D G . D N . M F - H.C. ' 87. Deerfield R.G.. A B J Daniels. S.A.. Schaf- E.K.S. hugeness H.A.- red station wagon, quarters. " Fatal Attraction " , winter break. S.I. ' s schaf. Cuchara. cock- toastin’. B-ball After starting my billion dollar advertising firm. I will retire at 45 and buy a small island in the Carribean where I will invent the ultimate nuclear defense weapon, the " Super Diaphragm " RAMEL FAILMA: Football 1.2.3.4. Wrestling 1.2.3.4. Bikers 3. N-Club 4. Playing football was indescribably fun. wrestling was a riot. too. In addition, these -oments shall jjerpetually remain in my fondest memories- All years downstate. Biker week (yeah baybee! Word!). Homecoming ' 87, the fortnight at Craig ' s (hey Joe! Schenectady. I wish it would ram), week nights at George ' s (You got any homework?). St. M ' s piano parties. Is ' s house. Joy ' s house, you dumb d_. come over here baby! Words and shtonts Thanks guys VINCENT FANG: Math Team 1.2.3.4. Aeronautics Club 1.2.3.4. Academic Bowl 3.4, Racquetball 3.4. Chess 1. De¬ bate 1, Medical Careers Club 2. Current Events Club 3. NHS 4 A gift for Aron ' s mother in her time of need, when at 3:00 a m. I discovered the power of suggestion May. 1987 trip to I S U (special thanks J.V.. M.K.. J.K.. S.W . D.H . MW. and F.F.). Mr Field ' s appetite for a half eaten frozen chocolate bar I plan on finishing medical school and living on my own island somewhere off the coast of California, having a yacht and cruising around the world. Maybe if possible, visiting the moon on my own jet plane HAYAT FEIZOULOF: My most memorable experience? Sum¬ mertime! Oak Street Beach with Leon (Stueben). driving to Gilson beach listening to 88 7. praying the car won ' t stop. Mary me always saying the wrong thing. Angie- doing the wrong thing (Greg-Steve- making the same mistake — twice!) Gossiping too loudly at Gmo ' s East A.B.- " sumpala- kin " . M B - terry cakes lakes, no more " just our luck! another one bites the dust " , never letting A.B. live down the New Trier Party (Morgan), making college the absolute best!! " Sshhh " . Ft Lauderdale Daytona Beach(oohh baby!) to A.B M B - " the Magms Girls " , friendship forever! FERNANDO FEN: NHS president 4. Math Team 1.2.3.4. Aca¬ demic Bowl 4. Cafeteria Mural 2. Yearbook Art 3 The Lam¬ borghini and the " Midnight Radio " with N N . X.G.. J.H. Sum- merof ' 86. P K - Fridays. Sam ' s son of a cow and infinite phone calls. Poz and the Evil Sheep. Friday night rides with V.F.. S.W - " I know where we re going " . ISU ' 86. N N and " R " L - the burning party N M MARY FENTON: Cheerleading 1.2. Trip to Florida with Laura. Western IL. with Lena. Boston concert. Chernins. Halloween at Carbondale with Jackie, cheerleading camps food fight. Friday night quarters 17 each. Soupy, the Great American experience, drive-m. Brian ' s boat. Hackney ' s. Davis beach, goldfish crackers, and " oh so” much more. Thanks to L.R.. L.Q.. and J.F. I made it through these four years. You guys will always be my very best friends. I love ya. I plan to get married and move to L.A. TONI FERMO: Concert Choir 2.3. Peer Counseling 2.3. If Ozzy rules. Motley Crue Rocks, and Metallica kicks, then Randy Rhoads must be God! " Screwing " around in the bath¬ room. " Georgie! " " Dish rag! " " Bark at the moon”. " Birth¬ day Bagle " Bruce Dickinson for President. Metallica for con¬ gress. Anthraxx for senate! Mr Anderson ' s history class. Bouie knife or quartering? Sphinx lives! My plans are to study law enforcement, take the test for Chicago police, and be a good cop Eventually. I will work for the F B I. and live the good life driving my Monte Carlo SS. single, living in an apartment on the N W side — rockin ' forever! MARC FIENBERG: Newspaper 1.2.3.4. editor-in-chief 4. Ten¬ nis 1.3.4. Cabinet 2.3.4. vice president 2. treasurer 3.4. Sen¬ ate 2.3.4, Spring Play 2. NHS 4. Seminar for Scholars 4. Academic Bowl 3.4 Camping out for Billy Joel tickets with Joy. Benjie, and Larry, winning the Lip Sync with the Three Amigos. Little 500 with Lauri. camping with Roddy, the hill, " deep " Oakton Lobby talks, good and bad times with Joy. movies, arguments, chauffeurmg with Merav. Turnabout, wa¬ ter fight, that darn laugh with Tahli. trying to see Fatal Attrac¬ tion with Debbie. Prom, bagel down the shirt, homemade meal with Michelle, birthday kidnapping, second city (female mud wrestling), get togethers. dances with Debbie. Michelle, and Tahli. drops, " lock it up " , driving with the top down in the middle of winter, eating a large popcorn solo, double date with Danny. Don. and Leo In the future. I plan to own my own advertising or architecture business. ANN FISHER: Theatre 1.2.3.4. Expressions 4. German Ex¬ change 1.2.3.4 Europe ' 87! Larry- off the balcony! " Just singing children stories! " A I and C L.- 2 B F ' s. Homecoming ' 87 Hedrich-14 years of school! Everything is an experience SHUT UP ART Let ' s dine Wendy- gym class 1. Matty- short guy from heck Time for a fudge brownie, good story! ANGELA FORTUNA: Wrestlettes 4 E L - rounds, bubble gum freaks, taking down tree New Year ' s Eve. French silk. Lil- July 4th, rushing for garters, night of lies " , don ' t call me Sue The doctor is in (104). that ' s our song. Mary- take Friday off! Beth- do you understand him? Thanx for the memories. I love you ALL!!! CHRIS FOURKAS: My most memorable experience was when I was a freshman and I had 10 Saturday detentions in all throughout the year AMY FULLETT: Soccer 1.2.3.4. Midnight Riders 3.4. Year¬ book 3.4. Barbara. Homecoming Court 4. Wrestlettes 2 Dempster at 1:00. faking on one. best friends. Fla. NY. Gina ' s bathroom tunneling. Deaf IB Thad. Thippy gasa holic. you ' re BUSTED!! CL Walgreens SQUAT, prom ' 88: SG Gmo ' s East, sauna; RP Coconut. Nela. AC let ' s hide! Fannies. TO detectives. KJ lipstick smile. G.B spying, secret Sun¬ days. feel like. MN red socks. To G O and N A Chem club. Bakers square. All great memories with Vince! Quack. Lazy. Boss. Forever NOEL GARFINKEL: The hill and Laramie with A T " Waisted all the time” with C.B Faecboard with R.S . M " it’s green " S. by " Keep the Hill " . Quarters, cruisin ' and best friends with R. S.. P.S.. R P.. R.C. " Sisters from hell " with R.C. All times with Georgie m the last 2 years The best of times STEVE GEORGAS: Hellenic Club 2.3 S D . G K . K K - Lunch in the bug. K K - Ollie ' s Oasis, the track. Glenn " My timing ' s off " . 165 down Edens F.P Homeroom J D . B G - lifesaving with Ollie and Woody. C.A.. K K . B C . J M - downstate ' 87 S. D.. G.K.. A T - autos with Turbo Ollie I plan to be a superior teacher and bowler just like Mr Flynn MICHAEL GERSHBEIN: Wrestling 1.2.3.4. Spring Play 1.2. Football 1. Leaders 2.3.4. Splat 4 Dead shows, esp Alpine ' 87 (condiments, tonenled. midgets. Hendrix- mobile, grizzle, and acid test), stealing Jason ' s mom ' s car down one way street, walking home with Matthew and not remembering it. ACT scandal, green chamois (the bird is the word). Sledge¬ hammer Pudding, forever, downstate ' 87 (Wendy ' s and Jose Cuervos with Craig. Huey ' s sign with Tone, such pleasant cops, and a baseball bat. 50 dollars please). Biker week culminating with wrecking the car and house in one day All good times with Joe. Roddy, and especially Merav My future plans are to be happy CINDY GESKLIN: Soccer 1. Midnight Riders 4 Green M M s. breaking glasses. RAPE at midnight, inches from death. Kim- Powder fights, speeding tickets, four years of friend¬ ship. all our fights. New Years ' 88. throwing pennies at Golf Mill, quick thaw McStraw ' s. and many more. Amy- lost in Cabnm Green, fight over Jeff, friends forever Claudia- our double date. I ' ll never forget you! DANNY GOLD: Basketball 1.2.3.4. Track 2. Baseball 1. Foot¬ ball 3 Laramie, cards with L and D. R.C . D N . L.G.. S.W- Library action, loser ' s castle test. George (what ' s your name son?), plays at your house, rides in the morning Wichers- nicker bar- Mr B ' s class Brian- advice on women NCS- studymg parties. Merav- getting to be great friends Web times at your house and all the hot chocolate Miexner- talks on the phone Gooby- hardways. eat-sleep-73 to come Get¬ ting chased by cops for throwing snowballs To all the guys- goofmg around and having terrific times!!! Also to Huge. Peck, and Fish for all the great memories! I hope to be successful, whether it be m basketball or whatever I look to do STEPHANIE GOLD: Soccer 2 Midnight Riders 3.4. Student Union 2.3.4. treasurer 4. Class Cabinet 2.3.4. Illim Girls ' State 3. Wrestlettes 1.2 Caryn and Tommy. Jack ' s. LARA¬ MIE. running down Dempster. Billy Idol and L M s party, falling down stairs at Ricky ' s. China chef. Turnabout ' 86 and .. New Years ' 87 death trip. 88 pulled over, late nights at Bob ' s, lunch with Gina and Dawn Taco and-. Downstate ' 86 road trip. McD. 87 Motel 6. and everlasting friendships DAVID I LOVE YOU!!! I would like to dress as nice as Caryn Berk, be able to ski as good as Dawn Jacobs, and not to bust Karin Janessa anymore!!!!!!! STACY GOLDSTIN: Midn.ght RIDERS 3.4. Softball 3.4. Stu¬ dent Union 3.4 P M - want a bag? Where ' s my Coke? Gloo- Senior year finally offers the opportunity to be elected as Homecoming King or Queen. The 1987-88 Homecoming Court stands proudly before fellow NiWeHi students. Senior Survey 271 Senior Survey Senior Survey bies. ViCiPi. S.S.- cousin, cheese popcorn, air conditioning. Apple, runaway (twice). D.G.- pushing the aries. A.C.- Que Pasa. down my stairs, chair lift. BFF. C.L - wanna drive B - book. S B.2- gummy fish. S - X. New Years. 2 BF ' s. Paul-1 love you forever everyone else, good luck. I’ll miss you. I plan to go off to National College of Ed. or enlisting in the army with S B. Taking many relaxing vacations with Sari and Stacy, keeping in touch with my true friends, and becoming rich and marrying Paul. TINA GONZALES: Debate 1. Band 1,2,3. Pow Wow 1,2,3, Theatre 2. Softball Spring Musical 2. Drum Line 2.3. Chorus 3.4. Seminar for Scholars 4. German Exchange Program 4 Aaauuuggghhh! D A. and A M P - wrestlers. AM2. Poulaki. talking to Alan. Carl. Pe te. Lazer Zone. D.A.- Shut up and drive! Dinosaurs, all-mghters. blood will be shed (why mine?) MDA camp. Bunny Hutch. Vaseline. OK breathe, wait! crack, umph! Love ya! AMP - oreos. secret admirer Mi¬ chelle- Zamideh. D.R - Salmonella, paranoia. Karin- pudisima. club fungi. Steve- Bleaugh! Darrin- Spooge M.H.- Popeye s. I plan to learn absolutely everything about practically nuthing. at any college that I can get into, and then open up a toy store, and Club Fungi AMP - I ' ll shout at your wedding. OLIVER GRAF: Jazz Band 1.2,3,4. Swimming 1.2. Soccer 1.2. Tour 2.3.4. Intramural Racquetball 3.4. German Exchange Program 2 Band Camp at John ' s. Rhythm section for jazz band. Toddspell. Birdie Staying out till 7:00 a m. in West Berlin. New Orleans. Jack- Galaga and Thirst- Aid. Sam- crip¬ ple pit. ice machine, etc. Phoenix, escape and happy hours. Trying out for battle four times. Labs in 320. Poker at Al ' s and Anup ' s. I plan to return in more musicals, forming the ulti¬ mate band with John. Mike. Joe. Doug- get ready for an incredible four years Come back to talk chem. with Mr. D. One day to playy Jeff Berlin s •Dixie”. Geddy’s " YYZ ' . and Chris ' " Roundabout " all at the same time. Find room 408. DEANNA GRAMATIS: Student Union 1. Midnight Riders 3.4 I ' ve had many memorable experiences at Niles West G.T. Party SLUSH. S.S. driving " Watch out. a train! " , J.M - great ideas. " Let ' s take the car " . Evanston with M B., downstate with K.S.. J.M . and to J.M , L.P . S.S.. S.G.. MB. and J.B - thanks for great memories and fun times. I love you guys. My future plans are to pursue a career in Elementary Education. CRAIG GRAMATIS: Soccer 1.2.3.4. Baseball 1. Kogs- beer gardens Theo- ASU dreams, ronas. hooks. Norman Bear- living room carpet, always crashin ' . Jello- 8-a. half a case. Jooey- YOUR VAN Tark- (8-9). your garage. Neg Moods- seea. toes, aqua buddy. Sheeps- soco soph year vacation village. Nerves- Hey John, look at this. Ruds- our ups and downs. Bill- Arby ' s parking lot. Langis- cold ears, thrashin ' . Sphinx forever The best of ' em all- big powder worn. Home¬ coming ' 85. ' 86. ' 87 Red Sox ' 86. what up —! My plans for the future are as follows: Ben. Theo. and I will be jammin to reggae under the Jamaican sun. After that. I will report to winter Haven Florida to try out for the Boston Red Sox. Hopefully. I can fill the shoes of the all-time greatest player, Jim Rice 14 RACHEL GREENSPAN: Class Cabinet 2.4, Student Union 2.3.4. Student Senate 4, Peer Counseling 2.3.4. Wrestlettes 2. Yearbook Production 2.3.4. editor 3.4. Snowball 2.3.4. staff 3.4. Teen Director 4. Midnight Riders 3.4. Karin- Acapul¬ co: surfers, sailors, slimeys. married Canadians. Buzz! 3 stooges, strum. Krishna. Halloweens, he bent over and Beth- ups and downs, but friends forever. Gwen- Ground hogs day. B-ball games. Gmo ' s. strum. Helen- Veggies R peo¬ ple 2! Sprouts! Pam- Champaign. 7:30 a m., wanna play pool? Susan- pictures? Chem A ' s, NU Frats. I hate Iowa, skipping, spring break! JENNIFER GREY: " Dirty Dancing " with Patrick Swayze and kissing Charlie Sheen!! Also, everyone telling me I look like Gwen S. AMY GRIMALDI: Cheerleading 1.2.3. Midnight Riders 4. Peer Counseling 4 Party at CR ' s frosh year, going to Holiday, beach. KD trying to unlock her door. PT ' s party. Dominick ' s parking lot with Sheila and Sue after Midnight Riding, going to JC s cottage, even though I don’t quiet remember it! Grandma mop- there are so many things- TIM and GEORGE! PW- trying to find GBN. PC! UNC! tyring to think of ways to kill JW I plan to go to Northeastern for a couple of years, and then go to National School of Education so I can work with kids. JOY GROSSBERG: Basketball 1. B Volleyball 1.2. Softball 1. Theatre 1.2.3.4. NHS 4. Homecoming Queen 4 To the 5- some: " We re Bad " cheers to SoCo. Branmuffins. Midnight riding, gumcowing, our " men " , to the gang- Summer ' 87. great times, growing friendships. Jooooeeey! Hugs and kiss¬ es. ILU! Homecoming 87. (Slumber party), date with the prince, hawk games, future Hoosiers? Bestuvfriends- WHAT¬ EVER! Laura- tours- Pete Gabe(zzzzz)- future hubbies! R we lost? UBMYBFRIEND. shfartzs- New yrs. 88. A toast to 9 great yrs LEO GUBENKO: Basketball 1.2.3.4, Soccer 1. Football 2.3,4, SADD 4 Winning cash with DG. wild bell show with GS and RC. $384 pot. blow off homework. Laramie ball with DG and DN. poolhopping, counting " them " at the library, ligament action, late night at Ray’s. 7-it babe. Centerfield 9. Rehash double your cash 2-3. 5+ 10. gut up til infinity, she-beast or Wickershnozershnacker. Whatu-eh? Erkitup! going balls out. busting their balls. In the future I plan to be successful! at whatever I do. to be able to 7-it when there is a lot of cash on the come. LAURA GUNNARSON: Volleyball 1.2.3.4. German Club. Peer Counseling. Karyn- sneaking out. covering for you. Vah-vee. Poopies- Chinese food, dirty conversations. Karin- hiding " IN” couches! Dawn- Bananamobile. Aunt Pelungis. Nellie- BOMB! Duck- woa-HOA! " Got the new Boston C D ? " Brian- next door buddy forever! P.V.- Guys: best times- grovers rule! Bill: May 21. Gilson beach, the " Bird " , my love forever. My future plans are to be on the Virginia Slims billboard on Ohio St. off of Edens Expressway with " You ' ve come a long way. Gonz! " written acc across the top. BRIAN GUT: Swimming 1.2.3.4. Summer of ' 86 KK ' s red white party in ' 85 Oliver s Oasis. Bamm: ' 84 and ' 87. Rock me! U2 with Rohit and Laura, all the great times with KK. SD. GK. BC. CO. DC. AT. SB. CA. RS. RP. PM Rick. Laura. Pat you three are the best, thanks for all the awesome times! GAIL GUTTERMAN: Math Team 1.2.3.4. Volleyball 1.2. Ten¬ nis 4. Academic Bowl 4 NHS 3.4. Spanish Honor Society 3.4. SADD 2.3. Mornings in the ERC. Catherine ' s horse. Klmgon. useless Spanish vocab. Indiana, loss of life and limb? This is Leaders! Bik-a-thons Mr G. in the banana bin, flat trips tires with Marcia. Greg ' s style of tipping, phone calls at 1:00a.m.. playing tennis under the net. and occasionally falling asleep during movies. KERSTIN HAGG: Cheerleading 1. Yearbook 1.2. Pom-Pon 2.3.4 Midnight Riders-3.4 Beach Bash; Car Chase with CR. DE. SL; Downstate ' 86. Valentine’s Day with S.L.; The Swat team-DE. LK. AL; Camp and the best season ever with ' 85- ' 86 poms; Juice Box; Waiting at TM ' s after tryouts; Roadtrips with D.E.; Alpine Skiing? with LK; My true friendships and great times with LK. DE. JT. AL. DY. Sharing 2‘4 years with Steve-which I ' ll never forget. KRIS HAINKE: Soccer 1.2.3; Freetime, skate jams, the fool¬ ish ones. Goats Blood. The Mugford experiences. Jam ses¬ sions. concerts, hunting, violence. Lake Geneva. " The Bear. " Cleansing my brain, drifting cars, handstands, comics, hock¬ ey. raisin twist with no nuts, and good times with good friends. I hope to play bass in a successful band. LISA HALLIDAY: Orchestra 1.2. Technical Theater 1.2.3,4. National Thespian Society 2.3.4, Spanish Honor Society 3.4 National Honor Society 3,4 My most memorable experience in high school was sitting in front of Dairy Queen in the summer eating blizzards. First. I want to get into Stanford University and earn a degree in Marine Biology. Afterwards. I ' m going to be the next female Jacques Cousteau and travel around the world. ANGELA HANGA: Basketball 1. Diving Swimming-1.2; Soc¬ cer-1.2.4; German Club-1.2.3.4; Cheerleading 3.4; SADD-4; Midnight Riders 3.4; Wrestlette 1; Band-1.2; National Honor Society-4. Michigan trip, hot tub. thrashing, speeding, hal- loween. Strat behind the bar with fish, pinning George. Scot- ti s zipper. Ron Of Japan. Dodi. EdDebevics. this gum is so dry; tumor; playgirl; Igiviliaj. Foab. Cindy driving Tanger; climbing Craig ' s balcony. Lipsync. BUSTED, gimmeabeat. Prom. KU visits, three unforgettable years with Frank. Fitting everthmg in the car; Tarzan on Oakton St. I plan to continue school out of West(hopefully Utah) Majoring in Physical Ther¬ apy. Being a Ski Patrol and conquering some major mogols. specializing in sports medicine, opening offices with Anthony (Irpangela). owning an A-Frame in the mountains, along with an awesome ski area, partying my brains off, free at last!! CRAIG HARRIS: Baseball 1.2.3.4; Golf 4; Basketball 1; Foot¬ ball 1.2. Downstate soph jr. years. Road trip to Pontiac. New years!! CSL Conference Baseball Champs ' 87; Santillians on the weekends; TL and Spooge Brothers; Variety Club on Halloween PB, DS and BB. with highway pictures to my friends and all the good times we ' ve had. HELEN HART: Jordi. JD, and a ruined rug!! I ' ll think of you Keith! Pulling all mghters. sneaking out of the house and going downtown with friends was a riot! SD. GK and KK stuck in my closet. Prom ' 87. Keith’s classy attire, the fishtank. horsewhip fights. Brad skiing the rugged Bunnyhill, Hawaii at Christmas, and YES. I ' ll marry you Frank! I plan to make life one long party! JULIE HEDRICH: Soccer 1.2,3.4; Band 1.2,3.4; Leaders 2.3.4; German Exchange Program 4; Party ' s at Maxyne ' s house; those I remember. Tis McGoo ; LaPaine pigging out before soccer Maxyne and Georgettte. I want my police tape back. Singing in Family Living; remember Genius; Sara Lee, sorry! Lunch with Brophy 3and four awesome tours! I plan to go to college and try to remember every day to study. I’m going to study film and become a major producer in Hollywood. AMY HEYTOW: Making S.S. show me around; friends with K.S. until she got mad. Volleyball with K.K. and K.S.-slapping each other around. Summer Camp with CM; 4th of July with R. and S. RUNNING all the way home! CM — Hows GEORGE??-Q-bert asked. JS how ' s your special friend. Pix¬ ie? LM. glad we were friends-KIT. I plan to go to college, graduate, become a teacher, get married, have kids, be hap¬ py. and then die. ANITA HINTZ: Swimming 1; Basketball 1.2; Volleyball 2; Cosmo articles with the breakfast club, caviar picnic at the zoo. head-banging party, D.L.. Gwen, I’m not going to talk to you for 2 weeks; actually. I ' ll give you a ride! Depster. beach nights. Harrer Pool and 7 years of friendship with Jackie-1 love you all!! CARRIE HINTZKE: SADD 2; Yaerbook 3,4; Peer Counseling 2.3,4. Cindie- Bi. Tri . Eric-cousins, Kirk-. Alice. Larry-1 V4 great years. Ray- " Summer Project " . Sheri — " Suzy " New Years, bashes, frosh night in M.G.. Tracy-Frosh summer, beach. Ravima. Bees. Nick-Friday nights, RomeoVoid Dances. Sea Scorpion, green socks. " gang ' -Pizza with Howie Michael-86% Goran-Prom ' 87; I’ll miss you all!! DALE HOEFT: Going down to the river doing BB’s with our friends. MR. MILLER AND BLACK LABEL, yuck! T.G.. M S., T.K.. Poker at Jim ' s; Pass the bucket! Late night at Tower breaking the ice with George, " YES or NO! " J.Y. " Dude a 26 " T X RUSH RULES: METAL FOREVER! MEEHE HONG: West wouldn’t have been the same w out all you guys! J.N.-remember all the times after school when we ' d go and pig out like crazy, what about dancing in the streets? All I can say is that Sr. year was a total riot. J.L.- Bubbles? Why? I can ' t believe I’m still w S.C. Can you? J.H.- all our walks down the hallways. Thanks for listening!! JASON HSU: Cross Country 1; Soccer 1, Debate 1; Chess Team: Math Team 1; Chinese Club 4; Korean Club 2; Orches¬ tra 1.2.3.4 After school during finals sophomore year Me. Ralph, Row. fitting 10 people in a small car to Old Orchard. Winning Orch. float last three years. Valentines Day soph year Bad things Junior year New friend this year. I plan to be a degenerate of society or become a brain surgeon. JUDY HSU: Pom Pon 2.3.4; Captain 4; Orchesis 1.2.3.4; French Club 3.4; Chinese Club 3.4; Secretary 4; National Honor Society 4; Newspaper 4; Cheerleading 1; " Death ride” Thanks for saving our lives Alison! 8 hours with Steph. late night talks with A.K.- the famous bee?!! A.K.. J.C.-don’t. Twice downstate. 2 hour sleep with J O.. M.K., D C., etc., E D - most " original " routine, five year limit? L.C.-wash your car!! M U. - enough sleep? N.L.. R.P.-gas money? A.F. friends forever J.H. hey bro! Pom Pon- THANKS!! DAN INCZE: Mr Flynn ' s Senior English class. Mr. Strnad ' s Bio class with D.M.. M.P., and S.Z. Barbara Bicok-Prom. My Halloween costume. I plan to go to school I’m gonna party. After school. I ' ll probably become a dentist ANTHONY IRPINO: Gymnastics 1,2,3; captain 3; Football 4; Student Senate 3.4; Senior Cabinet 4; Yearbook 3.4; SADD 3.4; 11 6-87. Great times-Johnny Kim; Benfest; Lip Sync;- Benje-Mark; Northern-Gramatid. Langis Kim, Mugford. Xen- taras; Skiing-Yashon. Camilli; Rudin. Kogan; Talking-Nancy Penn; Best parties-Vince ' s. Strat’s. St. Maries. Bradbury ' s with all graduates and great friends mentioned. " What Up " , DO ME”. " OKAYE " " Homecoming " My future plans are to become a doctor, have a business with Angela, have friends like Ledwon. Arniestis. Tina. Gina. Grossberg ' s. Julie Cho, Robin, Smolinski. Levidatis. Psyhogis. Lochner; Get Arrested with Bueling, Gershbein. Sleep with Harris Czernick. Dustin, and others not mentioned. Pay Lana Back. Hi Hilary. Be Like Brian. Hey Janessa - Be Dealers. Be Rich. Marry Lisa. Menu. Julie. Hartman Friends Forever, She Won’t Bee? Me Cause She ' s In A Coma. BRIAN ISRAEL: Baseball 1.2.3.4; Basketball 1.2; Golf 4; Lead¬ ers 2,3; NHS 3,4; N-Club 4; Hanging with Parkview boys. Winning 1 basketball game freshman year, winning a confer¬ ence and regional baseball championship(1986). Winning a conference baseball championship(1987). Boston Shaft. " It ' s been such a long time " Rap sessions in J.C. ' s backyard. Gars and NIU, RF can you fit in the dryer? 272 Senior Survey Senior Survey Senior Survey Senior Midnight Riders take a rest after a job well done. Tracey Michaels, Stephanie Gold, Amy Burnham, Andrea Wollenberg, Julie Wickell, Stephanie Callas, and Stacy Goldstin all take pride in their undying spirit. STEFANI IVICIC: Basketball-1; It would be the times spent with Liz, Lisa. Milenia. Janet. Lisette. and Linda- Sophomore year, great times with Mig My ' baby huey " Oct. 9th 1987 Rosemont Horizon. I’ll never forget you babe --1 LOVE YOU! DAWN JACOBS: Soccer 1.2.3.4; Diving 4; German Club 1.2.3.4; Midnight Riders 3.4; SOPHOMORE YEAR! Karyn-De- javou. Mimimi, Potatoe!! J-Yeah Baby! Pink Floyd. Biko. Wis. Bust! Duck-Psycho times; Gonzo- Awesome times. Stacy ' s Parties! Madana-BIG BAD MOMMA JAMA! Barbara- 190 Steph. Gina-Lunch Cocktails! Kristi- Long Talks! Miki-Lec- tures! I love you ALL; My plans for the future are to be as cool as Tim Ledwon, have as many friends as Stephanie Gold, have " ankles ' ' and be able to cry as much as Caryn Berk and Barbara Noesen when I ' m under the table! ROBIN JAFFRAY: Color Guard-1; Basketball manager-2; The¬ atre 2; Goin’ out with Tim for two weeks and he never even kissed me; Judy, wasn ' t child development fun? Thanks Ath- ina. Tim. Pat. Jackie. Anita, and Ron. It wouldn ' t have been fun without you. especially in Carr ' s Class. Monica, this year has been great even though we didn ' t always get along. Friends Forever. Love ya all Marry Ken in the future and take a secretarial course at OCC. KARIN JANESSA: Volleyball 1.2.3.4 (captain 4); Soccer 1.2.3.4 Student Union 3.4; Student Cabinet 3.4; Midnight Riders 3.4; Wrestlettes 2; German Club 1.2,3; White Key 1; Bronze Key 3; Homecoming Court 4 Donniejo. Elliott (K ' s). Duck. Gonz. Madana- Buying, " taste " . New Years ' 87. sum- merspoolside. concerts, chicka-chongmg. talks. " King of Pain”; Meeting Tom and loving him since; Wisconsin and party BUSTS!!; Bill; Steph — B.F.F. ' s. plans, sleeping- over? ?-Busting; Amy. Barb. Berk-Yippeee!!!-H.O B times; Kenooshka; Grammatis-Turnabout; C.H.; Anna-SURPRISE!!; ' 87 Guys-lt was fun; Hyatt; Jr. lunch! I ' d like to continue being with. Tom. " hangm” with the Parkview guys and feeling the friendship I ' ve found in Steph. Karyn. Dawn. Duck. Larua. Dana. Alix, Caryn. Amy. Barbara. Missy. Gina. Kenny. Craig. Teddy. Rudin. Scott. Anna. Kirkos. Paaaaaaam!, Rossini. Ke¬ vin. Tommy. Hey Tony! Wooders Grovers I forgot!! MILENIA JEREMEVICH: Janet. Ginny. Liz. Lisette. Lisa. Lau¬ ra. Stepham. and the rest of the gang have made my senior year the best and I want to thank them all. I ’ll never forget the 3 times we kicked you-know-who in the you-know-what!! R.H.. Foster and " The Place” Thanks a lot for my birthday party Lisa. Ginny. Liz. I ' ll never forget Great America with the H-Boys. I ' ll never forget the good times at " The Place.” I love you all and I II never forget you! AARON JOFFE: Hockey 1.2.3.4; Football 1.2. Candlelight spaghetti dinners with Shay Booger contests and Jimberfest ' 87! Partying with Kope ' s and " Paul, I need you. come hith¬ er " " Do you remember? " with Ross. Steve, and the boys in AGIC Appealing idiotic referals given to me by Lunchroom Staff. Making fun of H. Scholarships offered by U of I Looking up in the stands and seeing YOU there!! Lori and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. After I ' ve received my PhD in Sports Medicine. I hope to settle down and start a family SUSAN JOHNSON: Cross Country 1.2.3; Midnight Riders 4 J C Starion chases, clue-you know! bushes, police chases, crying, hotwiring. Aaron ' s Donna ' s parties w D.M ! Wipeout! A.F. " M B " . Tower Beach. Pete’s picnic. Dominicks, " aer¬ ials”. weddings, limousine services. S.K. Dan ' s, cut grass, stick shift! I plan on joining a convent with Angela Fuhs and becoming a nun. HONG JOON: White Key 1; Bronze Key 2; Debate Team 4. Student Cabinet 3; Student Senate 3; French Club 4; Ecology Club 4; Korean Club 3; Cross Country 1. Doing 720 and almost flipping the range car during summer school Long and deep talks on the phone. Also my true inner feelings w c walk in the rain at the lake; Debate trip to Augustana; Most Memorable Meeting that special someone. I plan to obtain a PhD m Electrical Engineering and be successful in my career Hopefully even win a nobel prize. JOE JOVERO: NHS 4; Swimming 1.2.3; Student Senate 2.4 Student Cabinet 2.4; SADD 4; Memorable Experiences; Bus rides to school; attempting to drive under a viaduct during a flood with D.H ; playing football(tackle !! ) in the snow with BA. M.A., D.A.. D.H.. H.A.. R.L.. G.B.. and others; swim¬ ming meets with bronchitis; animal imitations by S P . and A.J.; having and making many friends; and of course, having SWELL teachers that are neat ' o! I plan on being a party animal; to become a physician; and in my spare time, con¬ quer the world BEWARE!!! JIMMY JUNG: Football 1; Tennis 1.4; Spanish Club 2; Korean Club 3; Bible Study 4; SADD 3; Soph lunch with the guys, checkin ' out R.L. ' s harem No B.A I don ' t have any$ $ you can borrow J.L. you can borrow the TA if you walk to the muddy cemetary. Come on you fool! J R sis down the block, watch those pointy shoes Don ' t get ' em stuck in too many rear ends!! J B stay out of trouble. What ' s detention gonna be without me? I plan to be a big time Evangelist, doing prime time on NBC 2 in the Nelson Ratings, second only to re¬ runs of Alf My congregation will consist of 5000 youths F O B ' S from the motherland and I will help them with their withdrawal symptoms from such Oriental delacacies like raw squid on extra salty saltmes and slimy clam on the half shell PAUL KATZ: No Parking on the Stage Floor 1 Wmme-the- Pooh 1; Celebration 2; Inherit the Wind 2; A Chorus Line. 3; Pied Piper of Hamelm Crew 3; Stop the World-1 Want to get Off! 3; Godspell 3; The Odd Couple 3; Theatre 219 Rewes Broadway 4; Expressions 4; Yearbook 3.4; Orchesis Crew 3; Little Shop of Horrors 4 Lateness every first day; ITW cast party; Kevin, Kirsten. Pascale-our good and bad times to¬ gether A CHORUS LINE, summer ' 86; and Little Shop; My job at the Skokie; I ' ve grown and learned alot about myself and the ideals of other people — It a has made a great difference in my happiness. I ' ve been acting since I was 2. and I ' ve been writing songs with my best friend Lisa B Expect to see me somewhere soon! That sounds really conceited, but I have CONFIDENCE!! Special thanks to Mr Johnson. Mrs Owens. Gretchen. Philbm. and Toni!! BRAD KAVE: Basketball 1.2.3.4. Baseball 1.2.3.4; All Confer¬ ence 3. Carving calf hearts with Ross. " Put your finger in here " Watching Meaty " stroll through the cafe every morning of junior year Making two game-winning last second shots Sophomore year Coin Flicking Championships in Lob¬ by with Pooh and Spice Beating Oak Park and New Trier!! Homecoming at Lane Tech. I plan to go on to college and hopefully play some serious ball. ROBERT KELLER: Soccer 1.2.3.4. Basketball 1.2.3.4; Base ball 1.2; Yearbook 4; N-Club 4; Peer Counseling 3 Gambling with Steve. Howard. Leo and Don; Drinking at Pablo ' s house and playing blow pong. Going to Homecoming with all my friends was great Sleeping at Joy ' s house was also great — piles! New Years Eve at Craigs because we had the best time, when Renee was over and we got blitz (JK) To the B-ball team. I am glad we all stayed together as friends. It was a great season N S -good luck in GOLF next year, and thanks for all the tickets. Oh. by the way. good luck with D C. (thanks to me) My plans for the future are to go to college either at Madison or at the University of Kansas I will con¬ clude my 4 years and then take over my father ' s business. I also plan on getting married and having 3 children Success is my goal BERTHA KHASHO: U S. History with Mr Boevers. that was the only class that Patty. Maria and I had together I plan on going to college and getting a degree BENSON KIM: Tennis 1.2; Driving to a KFC on the west side of Chicago at midnight to go to the bathroom, and then getting busted for driving the wrong way All this happening on Homecoming night. JOHN KIM: Swimming 1.2.3; Football 1.2; Class Cabinet 1.2.3; Toughy McD ' s; Oliver ' s house; The Bear s Playoff; U2; Halloween ' 87; Kerstin- ' Stupid human tricks with a pencil " . " I leave Gloria my Levi ' s; Thanks Glo for understanding; Dan¬ ielle C.- " Ed ' s " Bust " and Zephers; Surprize Kelly " ; Rush; Fred ' s beach; Julie ' s night driving; " IT " . Anthony-thanks for being such a good friend OKAIE!! " I plan to get accepted to good college and be really, really, really. REALLY rich!!! JOHN KIM: Spanish Club 1.2; SADD 4; Chinese Club 3 Meet¬ ing R F Outrageous and not-so-outrageous parties. KARV SKUL " . Hitting R L " Grrrr " EM. Schaef-Mac Fund. RUSH. " Icequeen " . Gummy Bears. 2yrs Locker partner and draw- mg-S.P.. Death. Afterschool Input-A L . K.P.-U.S Hist, and all those who make NiWEHi a blast GROVERS RULE!! I plan to adopt the SMODS " system, meet RUSH, and drive a Porsche JOOTTEE KIM: French Club 4; Peer Counseling 4; Orchesis 4 Bugs-were you bad too? Anyone for moo? How about hide and seek? Peabody-Did you see lose your car again? NEENDA-How about a another perm party? We ll finish by 6A M. this time. Donald-Can me and Bugs have some?-you know! Homecoming ' 87- Prom ' 87! I love you Sylvester! Oh I ' m gonna miss my chmk-gooks! I love you guys!! Dor-see ya in Wis Hope we get by freshmen Yr Bugs- are we gonna live on the same block? Neenda-ln the future. I wonder if you ' ll still have a fan club? Peabody- You better go to all of your classes! MARRY HIM!! (without the pimple) PAUL KIM: Baseball 1.2.3; Wrestling 1 German Club 2.3; Rock Band 4; Keith Mugford(Dungrat)8est friends always and forever. I ' ll never forget the good times; cruising in the TA. mint chicks. Miller etc. K M G L . K M M M . G R . M C (C.U.. G M . E.L.). K H . NO etc You guys are the greatest Thanks for everything!; Mr Galla-Thanks for nothing! Anna- Thanks for sticking by me all these years! I love you always! My future plans are to make it big in L A playing guitar and to marry my high school sweetheart SARH KIM: Gymnastics 1; Volleyball 1.2.3.4 Track 1.2.3.4 Korean Club 2.3.4 NHS 3.4; My most memorable experience was during my freshman year in homeroom when an obnox¬ ious. ugly, fat elephant came over and sat at my table SHEILA KING: Basketball 1; Student Council 1.2; LHS. doobs Jens- babes. Elixir-Dur Rocher Adren ' s roof Mmear Beach DLR concert. NN Art Show Jena ' s unconscious. May 8. 1987 Dan. Jake. Ang Prom ' 87 NIU SIU. Oh my The Landings. Will. Justin Guess a day of the year IXTAPA. SJ- bang Osco Dan- " cruisin’ to the backbeat " I plan to keep Dan out of trouble Come back from Mexico with Jena. Aimee and Sue ALIVE Take Angela on a tour of the world Steal a radar detector (or two) Graduate from the Uofl with a DVM and work with animals NO KIDS KEITH KLEINER: Football 1.2; Gymnastics 1.2; New Years at AKO ' s; Downstate 87 Drag Racing Busted ; 2 Ca- maro ' s- “DEAD " . B C nice cars. Olivers Oasis. Comet Show¬ er. Jae lost on Wonder Lake. Chuck ' s Jeep. Skiing trips. Cascade. Dustin ' s Party- " I can see through my hand! " Bos¬ ton or bust! Pat M ' s Nova, the Huge Sunroof " Upstairs at Ollies. Brown ' s at 8. Beating on Sandy and Mia. Union Grove. Touhy Mac ' s. Homecoming 86. The Drive In with Pat. No Brakes ' . But most of all-time spent with Karyn. I love you. Karyn PATTY KOLIOPOULOS: Jr yr! Art lab. fire drills. Dairy Queen — confessions!! Mr B ' s history class with Maria and Bertha- KKK. silent movies and endless answers Interior Designs and Foods with Bertha, lunch with Angie, Maria and Bertha To Maria: Thanks for your little pep talks! Jokes about the famous " Library " , lampshades, memories of homecoming, surprise visits and EVE! AHEPA parties To Maureen; Love your hair!; and your tan! To all my friends: Lot ' s of love! I plan to attend college and major in Business, and after I get married. I would like to travel around the world. Hopefully!! GEORGE KOLOVIS: Soccer 1.2.3. Hellenic Club 1.2.3.4 Swimming 1.2; Gymnastics 1.2 Basketball 2; Brew crew. Tower Beach. 83 Camaro. Scott-Best Friends Always Browns at 8 00: Aco ' s All-nighter me. B C . J M . C A . Home¬ coming 87 Down State 88 B C -Good times and Mini K K 69 Camaro into pole C A Regina after school. Browns Tina I love you forever, your the best!!! T M -crazy raisins, talks? F.P.. P.A.. A T . SB. S L . D L . GREEK MAFIA!! JD poker nights GC connections S G The bug A H. Wanna wrestle? C L turnaround K.C -WOW! I plan to party and get rich JACK KOROL: My most memorable experience at West was the four times I died My future plan is to be a lumberjack! Leaping from tree to tree as they flow down the mighty rivers of the British Columbia with my best girl by my side. the cabin, the pine the Redwood tree The Sequoia! The little weeping willow tree, we ' d sing! Sing! SING! MARIA KOROUS: Mr 8 ' s history class with the KKK. Interior Design. Psychology with Mr Albiam-firedrills and true confes¬ sions; lunch with Patty. Bertha. Angie; gym with Bertha and the nun: Homecoming with Patty-now don ' t forget libraries Senior Survey 273 Senior Survey Senior Survey and lampshades go together! AHEPA parties-To my Twin: Thanks for being there. P S. Grab’em and sack’em Jose¬ phine! Hove you all!! I plan to go to college in Business Admin¬ istration. Later in life. I plan to get married and have children. I hope to retire at an early age and spend my life traveling around the world. MAXYNE KOZIL: Band 1.2.3.4; Pow-wow Band 3; Marching Band 1.2.3.4; George-eating out; downtown; first time exper iences. long talks, the future? Hedrich-Piggmg out. jamming tunes, fours, cafe arguments; Katie-falling on your face; ob¬ noxious moods; getting wild; gym; Heather and Jean-memo¬ ries forever; Michelle-almost exercising; understanding; life¬ time of memories; Ausie tantrums; TK- All my love; Lisa-Tour ' 87- ' 88. volleyball; talks, friendship; Linda F.-4 yrs of tour- giggle tantrums and lasting friendship. I plan to be the best. STEFANIE KRAKOW: Cheerleading 1.2; Midnight Riders 3.4; SADD 2; K.P. " I have $50 for each officer! ' , ruining dad’s sweater " I wanna go home!” U2, hurry over — he’s missing, kitchen rolls Fred’s Beach; ’need gas?”; wrong street; faded Levi’s; have a grateful day!; I luv ya!; T-ping houses, lunch with " My buddy!” D.A.; and bageltime with A.B.; Study Hall with An-dree-a!; Florida and games with All B.; Homecoming. English and bio. with C.B.; phone convos with B Y.; and many memories with A S. I plan to spend many more memorable Christmas ' and New Years with K.P.; building on the memo¬ ries; pursue " HUNGRY EYES!!!!!” and to co-pilot the 92854! KARLA KRONE: Student cabinet 1; Student Union 1; Wrest lettes 2; Midnight Riders 3.4; Laine-Johnny B concert. S.I.U. halloween; Jim. township. Didrex. donuts, fitting room, eat me I’m a danish! Laura-getting lost on the way to Northern All our new years together; Joy-Northern, your new years party; Gma-downstate ' 87 my surprize party, oreo ice cream; Steph-men’s room at the Hyatt. Dan stealing Coke cans from my car; Darryl-the car ride with Laine and Jonathon; Home¬ coming ’87; Jenny-skits in Spanish. Ted ' I like you —. Oh baby! RON LAMLECH: My best year was ' 87-esp the summer; 3 BJ C; MC WS; DL T; A D; EM; SRV GA; Break in Cal; Vac. in Ind. with DH and MS; the car(DH. my skull is better than yours!) Volleyball with crew; Breakfast Club; D- ' Your mom is BALD!”H’s hit-list; I.A.O.O.L.; plus all the little things; Break¬ fast at McD’s(during class) our library antics; Carey’s class; and of course-Debbie in ’88 (thanks G.) In the future I see myself, still with Debbie, rockin’ the world Off-Drawing Comic Books. GEORGE LANGIS: Soccer 1.2.3.4; Baseball 1.2; Hades. Mikey run! Baseball Langis. Kim. Battery. G.T. too. Mugrats party, bench days. Lancers on tuff nights! Skinny Greek Norman. Thrash, bash, crash; Kogs. Russian Drinks; SPINX! A.P.-the love of my life! P.K and A.L. I love you guys! B.P K.M . T.X.. psychochick Idol! Cold ears! AHEPAS and parties with the boys! Chalet 1131; K.M.-Best friend, last day frosh! USA LARRANDO: FIRST DAY WE ALL WENT to ’the place”; going to liz’ house everyday after school; Milenia’s B-day; Mouna’s B-day; Great America; the House Boys; Laura not being able to open the locker; All the fights; going to New York; getting up at 6a.m. to go to the south side; Evanston; all the dances. LISA LASOWSKI: Student Musical 1.2.3.4; Children s Theatre 3; Spring Musical 2.4; Spring Play 2.4; Expressions 3.4; NHS 4; French Club 2; Thespian Board Member 3.4; Wendy-God- spell. lessons at Art’s John Matt after services. " Am I 21 ?’’Matt-Gmo Aid. Building Fires, slush, planning murder, we’ve got to stop. REALLY! John- an unfinished paper, ‘We re having too much fun ” ’Presents " from Becca’s. Gwen ’Don’t be foolish” Ed’s with Karin, driving to 88th! EXERCISING. TIMOTHY LEDWON: Hockey 3.4. Football 1.3; Kevin s sum¬ mer parties; The Towers. Larry and Craig in Naperville; my picture in West Word. Magee ' s refferals; getting lost at the Dead Concert; Joey at Pioneer Park, teasing Michelle. Dave’s apartment; getting pulled over with Pablo. Stefam’s pet fly. Spanish accents with Joey. My future plans are to marry Tina Park and to be the next Marlboro Man ANNA LEE: Swimming 1; German Club 1.2.3.4; Soccer 1.2.3.4; Hades-HOLD ON MIKEY! Greg. Mike C Mark R.. George. Kelly. Jimmy-love ya! Andrea-slyness again. Rossim- long talks; Lisa-flagpole, crusin’ around; Anthony-White lines!!; Rachel-PAAff. Keith Patrick Mugford-best person in this world, one day we ll meet again little boy!!! Paul Kim- long talks, summer ’86- ' 87; Emily Prosel Park, fishing trips, etc you will always be in my mind and heart! I LOVE YOU! My plans for the future are to be a success and to be happily married to my long haired metal-head little boy and have 10 kids I promise!!!! ELIZABETH LEE: Korean Club; Spanish Club; Peer Counsel¬ ing; Photography Club; Art Council. Gwen-thanks for being there(whenever I made it to homeroom!) the lunch crowd- it was an experience — James, next time you beat box. try not to spit in my food, thanks; Lalaine-my first and favorite lab partner We were a bizarre combo — let ' s not lose it friend. HYE Rl LEE: Cross Country 1.2; Korean Club 3; Spanish Club 4. Cross Country season, getting lost on the way to Mount Trashmore. with a shin splint. C.L. the empty movie theater in Peoria. S.C. Can I have your salad? S.H. are you a Chris¬ tian? H.K When is the wedding? I hope to be a Diplomat to Korea, someday. JOHN LEE: Soccer 1; Wrestling 1.2.3.4; Captain 3.4; Red Honor Roll 1; Bronze Key 2; Yo inscroll all the momentous junctures of my tenure as a student of Niles West would be inconceivable. It is partly because of my need for a redolute reminiscence. Hoever However, the salient justification for this impracticability is the fact ta that I have had a legion of thede experienced My confidants and acquaintances have bestowed upon me on times of joviality and drollery ehich would ve contemned if put into pultry bergiage SANDY LEPOLD: Volleyball 1.2; Gym class with Jenny and -the man " and all that " grueling” accounting homework. Andi ' s caboose and the washed ashore pineapple and the Ouija board!! " Nice X-mas decorations and staircase! " ; Dancing with Ellain and looking like fools; Kelly ' s attempt to teach me to ski(thanks anyways, hon) and my refrigerator locker and totally lovable partner. IIT- gross!! BITI-BITI!! Ha- Lo! TJ. brunts, etc. MARIA LERENO: Student Union 2; Hellenic Club 2.3.4; (vice- pres 4) Wreselettes 2. My most memorable experience at West was mostly Homecoming week. Thanks for the great times everybody!! But the best part of it was being a part of NiWeHi I plan to go to college and succeed in a career which will make me happy and I’m sure to make money in. ELLIAN LEVIN: Most memorable experiences; Ang-French silk pie. " The Axle " ; doing our evening rounds(square pegs); seeing the hottest man we ever saw. morning bike rides Gilson’s (M.N D.B.) With Mar- long phone convos until 3am; hiding in the bushes; Lake Geneva. Beth-our many adventures to D.Q. Nancy-shopping. CINDY LEVINE: Class Cabinet 2.4; Student Union 2.3.4; Sen¬ ate 4; Midnight Riders 3.4; Downstate. H’coming ’87. Prom, Snuggery. Jacks; Lipsync, " What territory are we in? " ; swan¬ dive; WHATEVER!; ”1 shot the sheriff! " ; bbcakes. LL; crying to music, twitch. New Year’s ' 88; Dirty Dancing, " the pack¬ et. " peace bunny wabbitt; U2; spying; cheeseballs; " THAD! " ; Amy- bestest F F! Forever in my heart, very special memo¬ ries with Gary-1 love you forever!! I’ll take the future one day at a time. Also, to the wooders. someday we’ll meet at the Hotel California. BOB LEVY: Gymnastics 1.2.4; Wrestling 1. Trips to Indiana, tours of various museums and controversial theological dis¬ cussions with Miss O’Reilley. I plan to follow the Grateful Dead for a year and to enjoy life in any way I can. DEMETRIOS LIMBER: Soccer 1.2.3.4; Hellenic Club 1.2.3.4; Math Club 1.2.3.4; Basketball 1.2; Aeronautics 1.2. From F P . G K . D.L.. to W Y.-May your sheep rest in peace. Going to the dances with P.A., S B.. F.P.. G.K.. A.K.; Mr. Savages business class with the Greek Mafia F.P.-ACT score of 11; P A. with his AWSM GT in the body shop. I plan to be part of the Greek Mafia, be a Businessman, buy a yellow 911 Porsche. Insider trading(Mr Savage) ANNA LIOSATOS: Yearbook 2.3.4; Peer Counseling 2.3.4; Student Union 3.4; Student Senate 3.4; French Club 4; NHS 3.4; Illinois State Scholar; Bronzer Key Meeting R.F ; my friendship with Despma-our good times. Sr. yr. with Georgia- Wish I met you sooner; My favorite underclassmen-Cristme K and her neverendmg. " Can you drive me home? " The encounters I experienced with " Small. Small, and Small Amy C and her constant. " How does my hair look? " Hi Woozie!! I hope to own a successful law firm located on the 101th floor of the Sears Tower, live in a condo on Lake Shore Drive, and travel to Greece every Christmas and summer Strike this-too materialistic! I want to be the most intelligent exotic dancer and be nicknamed “Bubbles. " JASON LITWIN: Wrestling 1.2; Art Council 4; My most memo¬ rable experiences would have to be countless summer nights in the woods. Summers in the valley with the dead. Down- state Soph year " The Van " But who will forget laughing at the face of death with Gersh By age 30. I hope to be a successful graphic designer with a summer home in the mountains of Colorado. I also hope to have a library stocked with musk. I will always continue to go to DEAD shows throughout the country, and live a grateful and sober life. ROBERT LIU: Cross Country 1; Swimming 1.2.4; Tennis 2; Math Team 1.2.3.4; Academic Boel 3.4; 3 years of abnormal. Illinois; Soph Chem. with Pinhead. Hosehead and Meathead; Great Lab experiences: Setting garbage can on fire, clogging the trough; Skiing with Grider the toughest guy I ever met and Al the Geek(l mean Greek), the greatest skiier on Earth; understanding the joke " Give me a high " Liu instead of high- five " Ignoring Ben; Indian Poker; Walking " someone " to class daily! I plan to become an Electrical Engineer or Sam- tarial Engineer. Beat Bob A. in a " Stud” contest. Learn how to spell. Drive at Malh 2. STEVE LIVADITIS: Soccer 1,2.3: Math Team 4; Miller and Bud and Marlboro E.L. and C.U.-NO. I don’t love you. G.M.-all the great times and memories. F.P -get a car. let’s try for the Morton Grove cops now. K.B.-for the so far wicked times. To all the V ' s-thanks for nothin ' . P.K.-Let’s Jam. I plan to buy a Porsche 959. and make Frontage into the autoban. To be the President of the comittee that will ban all U-men. Pay up all of my debts, and no more accidents! KEVIN LOCHNER: Soccer 1.2.3.4; Wrestling 1,2.3; Gymnas¬ tics 1; Track 1; S.P. showing our artist worx on places; T.M and G.L. the best times in the jail cell; K.E.-the time in the bushes at Laramie, and I would have been a happy man T.L.- teachmg me my rocket shoot; S.J the late nights upstairs. T.X.-the night we spun out on Frontage and just missed the fence and tripping on the board; J.K.-the nights we ate eg- grolls. I plan on becoming a pro-hockey player and having Tim Ledwon be my coach or be a cop so I can get BP. T.X.. S.P.. P T . ALL OUT OF JAIL FOR DOING BINGERS!! (T.M J B . W.Y. also.) RODDY LOEWENTHAL: Marching Band 1.2.3.4; Symphonic Band 2.3.4; Jazz Band 2.3.4; Football 1; Joseph 1; Celebra¬ tion 2; Oliver 2; Stop the World 3; Music Director 4; Little Shop 4; TOUR! New Orleans and partyung on Bourbon Street Fiesta Bowl!! Graf " What ah ya. crazy? " ; J D- " Bloom School " , got any coupons?; camping with Gersh; Sabotaging Glenn D ' s mane Chem experiments; loyal sub¬ ject of King Irwin IV; Visiting UofM with L M ; climbing the Himalayas in ' 87; Driving M.T. to Itzhak at N.N. each morn¬ ing; getting stuck in my Buick; all the good times with good friends Happiness RAPHAEL LOPEZ: Cross Country 1.2; Swimming 2; Leaders 2.3,4; My most memorable times were purple jackets f. year with Renaldo. G.Q. Roxy, and Raphael Going to G.T. and G.C dances and visits. Meeting my baboo V.Y.; Cutting school to go downtown for records and my first 12’s; Spinning with D.T N N . B C . J.J.. and H.L ; Wildstyle prod BATTLES AT RAINBOW The party Nim barbeque and the Nim II. I hope to graduate and become a C.P.A live a wildstyle. and smoke BadBoyBill. psssss! Life, it’s gonna be the baddest! See you Friday night at the Roxy! ISAM MAKHLOUF: Drum Line 1.2.3; Marching Band 1.2.3; Concert Band 1; Symphonic Band 2.3; Orchestra 1.2.3; Aca¬ demic Bowl 3.4; Math Team 1.2.3.4; Seminars for Scholars 3.4 NHS 4; SP-NHS 4; Jets 3.4; Spanish Club 3; NRA 1.3; Homeroom with Motley Crue. " No cop. no stop. KRONE! Carving Skull; ticket from Bruce; John and Rick seeing shrink; Fen’s innumerable rides; math team meats; Rush; YES; John in Bass Drum case rolling down the stairs. Band camp at Johns H P getting brains; New Orleans-’ Yeah Right! " ; Electronic Tree and Roger I plan to be a very suc¬ cessful Electrical Engineer with millions of dollars in each of 274 Senior Survey Senior Survey Senior Survey my banks accounts. As soon as I purchase my twin-turbo¬ charged Callaway Corvette. I will race Rick and show him that Porsches really stink. Makhlouf Digital Inc. will be a multi-trillion dollar company. AARON MALINA: Symphonic Band 1.2.3.4; Marching Band 1.2.3.4; Concert Orchestra 1.2.3.4; NHS 4 Track 1.3; Rac- quetball 1.2.3.4; Tour ' 87- ' 88-l made some new friendships and the old ones just got stronger; “Sleep is a five letter word that ' s a necessity of life If you don’t get it. you ' re crabby in the morning!” “What word didn ' t you understand?” and by the way, “Go to sleep —I would like to attend the Universi¬ ty of Michigan-Ann Arbor and then pursue a career in Busi¬ ness Administration. BENJE MALKIN: Tennis 1.2; Cabinet 1.2.3.4. (President 2.3.4 and Vice-President 1) Student Senate 2.3.4; Student Union 1.2.3.4 Homecoming Court 4; Student Appeals Board 3.4; Homeroom with G.B. and T.M Breadsticks. Jose on vacation; M.F.. L M " No fat chicks " ; The " Big Guys " ; Fun at Dag ' s. J.B. Rides. " Safety " R.C .- " I promise Seriously " ; K.C - Make up your mind!!; B Y -to my socialbility-Friends always; A C -1 bed sleepover-thanks for girlfriend. California, best friend. Love ya! A S.. T.M . B B . G R . SCAM CLUB 1.2,3.4; C.G.-girl talk. Best times of my life " so far ' - What¬ ever!!! My future plans include every man s dreams and de¬ sires to drink and be merry ELLEN MANILOFF: Color Guard 1.2; Band 1.2; All the fun times I shared with my friends, helping me suffer through all those exciting classes and interesting lectures. Hey I know, let’s throw a beach party, which beach was that again? Why are those police cars there? Taco see you the V parking lot. our favorite place (How are you feeling?) I plan to be rich, famous, and successful! PAMELA MARKFIELD: German Club 1.2.3.4; Cabinet 2; Stu¬ dent Union 2; Orchesis 2. Midnight 3.4; E M " Great Brownie Caper”. K.P Midmte Sneakouts ”, calls from the next room. G.S. memories from Oak St.. " Uh " , The wilds times, youre the best! S R chocolate attacks, all mte talk, logical advice, b.b.f.! Champaign with R G . summerfest “87, summerheet. NU. Loyola Frats C.L -carriage ride, whipped cream. 4 years together Thanks for the great times. I love you all PAM MARKS: Student Union 1.2.3: Cabinet 1.2.3: Midnight Riders 3.4; White Honor Roll Key 1. Stacy: Glubies detailed chats; DAFFY; carhighs. deathrides; POOKIE: Genesis foo- drinkit!; STRAT. Skokie blvd cartwheels, cheese soup sorry! Nuk ' em! Think! gridlock, Blown-up!; PEACE BUNNY WABBIT U2 is this a gay bar???; JJ: Wisconsin ' 87. I just don’t know anymore! SCOOBY: lifetime of special moments, laughs, tears, hugs more laughs. B F anyone could have, never for¬ get happy sad w you Thanks for memories-BFF E In the future I plan to tour China with the Soul Sisters live in cheese soup and mai-tais until I ralph(dejavu) open a Taco Bell in Lincolnwood have mega more unforgetable moments with all of you and relive Snyder ' s class memories Keeaann!! Pizza Bust! I love you all! PAT MARRON: Homecoming. Ricks bathtub party Brian ' s Barbeque car dancing; beating on the wagon; beating the heck out of my car (with the help of my friends) picking up women in Kleiners boat; good times at the library. S B I hope to be with you soon Sorry ScOtt KELLY MARTIN: Going to Hades (after hours) senior year with G.L . M M., L.M., How many times are we going to have to retell the last day of frosh year. George! I did make it to one turnabout Sandy! Powder horn ski trip was a THRASH!! Alix knows I ' ll beat him in Ping-Pong I plan to travel the world, meet the women; stop in Hawaii, meet Paul there, grow a farm; live happily ever after WENDY MARTIN: Swimming 1.2.3.4 (Capt 3.4;) Soccer 1.2.3.4; Basketball 1; Color Guard 1; S.H.. papers, rolling on grass UWGB 104 30; Soccer sweats; ZAID; L.Y.-locking doors, trips to SIU. Tom. (T A s) Jay NIU-bathtubs smoking New Years HANSI. pictures, slapping Doug, trips to UWGB Best winter break, L.Y. and H B . W M and D.H. forever Master Rapper, goodie bag L.Y Best Sr. Yr - Best Friends Forever WE WANT ANOTHER ONE I plan on going to UW- Green Bay with Lori; playing soccer and swim teaching L.Y to play Graduation. Cough LISA MARTINSON: Concert Band 1; Symphonic Band 2.3.4 Orchestra 2.3.4 NU Solo Ensemble Contest 1.3; Michelle- tenms. volleyball, friendship, school talks, tour ' 87; Julie- orchestra. band, tour (running from room to room), family living; Maxyne-college talks, other great talks, gym; Jill C - ( ' 87)-band. orchestra talks; Coleen- four yrs. of sharing lock¬ ers; Kim-New year ' s Eve in Phoenix with who? Mike Linda- Tour ' 87. Tim. Jay. the bed Tracy- tour; to everybody-I ' m gonna miss you! I plan to go to college and major in Early Childhood Education to someday become a teacher KATHY MAR-YOHANA: Soccer 1.2.3.4; L A -remember M T and J.L. at C.A.?; Fun at RC in EV WB -Soccer parties with H M . S.D ; Mouna ' s party at P H. Lunch at P I with the gang R B remember 22 Assyrian Club- Maybe next year Good Luck! Love ya all (R)! P S. L A -Seth and the Smuganuga I plan to be the most successful and richest person at my ten year reunion. DAVID MATZ: Swimming 1.2; Math Team 1 Medical Careers Club 4; Israeli Club 4; Dunking Joe Jovero. Alex Gruzmark. Shehan W . John Tsau. and Dave Pmzell during water fights in swim practice Also suffering two years of closed hallways I plan to take all the money I’m going to spend on college and RETIRE! KIM MCALLISTER: Volleyball 1.2.3.4; Gymnastics 1.2.3.4 CO-Captam 4; Softball 1.2.3.4. Symphonic Band 1.2.3.4 Marching Band 1.2.3.4; Pep Band 1.2.3.4; German Club 1.2.3.4 Leaders 2.3.4, Red Honor Roll 1. Bronze Key 3; NHS 3.4; II State Scholar 4; Seminar for Scholars 4 EY- base ment talks, permits for firedrills. “Greg and Mike " GD-SAND- WICHES! GH " we have rules! " SK " Lame-O " . Bio D A -Phys¬ ics. DA. GD. " Dog " MM-Austraha! Match poker JH-Tis Bibs! ••••MK’s Party Fiesta Bowl-New Years ' 87 with Mike SJ- favorite streets M and B , summer ' 87. “ Dominick ' s again? quarters on cement. B and J Red. picnics, the beach. Look there ' s_! " I plan to go to college to and to be able to complete a sentence without a mental block COLLEN MCCARTHY: Orchesis 1; AH- remember to watch for those IM ' s I know I will! " Soon A. Soon " I ' ll never forget that until you forget GLM its been a great 4 years being L.P. ' s MM we will all miss you! J A C thank you for being showing me and A H how to play tennis right Tennis War fare! I plan to go to college in the near future JUDY McGINLEY: Mr Apostole ' s biology class and gym class with Robin I plan to go to college, start my own business and soon become rich Get married and have children. LISA MEISNER: Midnight Riders 4 Anna-flagpole, your driv mg Dawn " Ankles ' . Keith " Mugs -humor, backflips Staci- near accidents, rearview mirror; Lame-Bucky Beaver Home¬ coming 86 and ' 87. Prom 86! Niles East (Oakton) Thanks to Gus for the best 2 years of my life!-! love you! I plan to own a 300zx. to m arry Gus and be happy! KARIN MEIXNER: Volleyball 1. German Club 1.2.3.4. Bronze Key 2.3. SADD 3. Midnight Riders 3.4. Foreign Exchange 4 Brian- great memories I luv U! Michelle Homecoming 86 Oh my God! Dance Connection and B Z - his loss, late night rendezvous. Midnight riding with cops, many tears and se¬ crets- thanks for always being there Best friends forever Karen- Lean on Me B Y . a heart balloon. I can walk a straight line! " . Europe. Linda s 280 Baby J - 13 great years Larry- troubles with the law. jail, skiing at Wilmot. our murder plot, hours on the phone Thanks for all your help I ' ll miss you all AURELITO MERCADO: Skate sessions, foolish ones Stand¬ ings at ARU ' S " Sticker jam " . Mike s iguana walk. Yerfs Rasta mon is bak Greg s jokes and weird dreams. Ryan ' s Lil Leprechaun and Dokussa Paul s burns Back up kid. the levatatmg cars. Kris laugh, orange and people punt Day ons Double-o-seven mothers, laughing with friends I plan to own a club, skateboard company, or a great record stroe LARRY MEYER: Hosting Quartersfest 87. to those who did and didn ' t survive (S S ). H A " Here s the world ' s smallest sundae from the world s largest guy Mila. Chicano low rider. K O . SP. football m the park, misadventures at beaches. Maddog on Broadway. Marina. AS. don t throw gum at Fieros! OKLAHOMA SUCKS. H H don t kiss -SS Thanks guys for the memories ' In the future I will try not to ' Leach ' like A S . to have Big Brass Bills like S.A . to always don my black shirt for N U hames like K O and Poz. to attend U2 concerts with my friends, to peel out in Ze RRe gal. to ski m the traditi on of Maddog. Logde and the Snow¬ man CHRISTINE MILEWSKI: Volleyball 1. Soccer 2.3.4 Riding the 207 bus with Lala and Joey, college night with Marque and Vickie. Nicknames, soccer, locker pow wows, Joey and D2. Marque and her teddy bear. Lala ' s " Ditz " brain. Vickie ' s dreams of D2. Driveway dancing with Vickie I plan to be successful in Hotel Management and married to Chippen dale ' s dancer Eudon Whittfield TRACEY MICHAELS: Pom pon 2.3.4. Student Union 1.2. Cabinet 1.2. Israeli Club 3.4. Yearbook 4. Midnight Riders 3.4 Jinjer- Madison. Lauren, fries. Prom park benches, deals. Nehad Kelly- this won ' t light, air. fried chicken. Jr guys, tooting. Homecoming, green stuff Cathy- road trips Traci- She ran away Sue pinches Poms- love you Soul sisters- LIP SYNC J.B and K C - absense can only make the heart grow fonder Scott- marriage Alix. Kenny. Craig. Wayne. George great friendships BRIAN MILLER: L M thanx for crystal MT Peppermint schnapps, jumping off ski lift, steal some signs, jump some fences, ski fast lose pass Apartment BUST paddy wagon cycling K M Lake Michigan, rent a movie. Turnabout, please trust me. water skiing at Apple Canyon 13 times. Saturday at grandma ' s apartment Thanx for all the great times I love you! J D • you ' re a great friend, don ' t change K I T. off roadmg 4x4 A G don ' t hit any more parked cars I plan to own a truck like Big Foot, get a job. and live next to the slopes LARRY MILLS: Basketball 1.2.3.4. Spring Play 3.4 Pow Wow 4 Newspaper 1.2,3.4. Math Team 1.2.3 Waking up with nail polish on my toes at MF ' s house, long walks with (III sis) 5 P , at the well with G.S. and T C " Serious drinking " . rock¬ ing with M W during One Last Kiss " . Dave ' s elephant noises. YACK. SLOC. SLYC. " That’s right. I told Foss go skinny dip " Pummel. Promotional tour I U trip with S S and I S In the future I want to play the Russians in basketball with B K . " Tres Mai . get Brian ' s car out of the sewer LAURA MILSK: Concert Band 1. Symphonic Band 1.2. Marching Band 1.2. Orchestra 1.2. Student Produced Musi cal Celebration 2. Expressions 3.4. Peer Counseling 4. Tour 1.2.3 D R - Homecoming 84. Happy Birthday to me. Moder ately neato. reletively o k . George Carlin, tour ' 85 and chess Marching Band- Kool! Boston 86. ABE.SMD Wallyball with Curt and Bruce, whip it good! New Orleans 87. anyone want a Hurricane? L.L. Where is your sweater’ Celebration ' Thanks for an amazing 4 years! I love you all!! D R - you still are and always will be the best!! Good luck to everyone BETH MILSTEIN: Yaerbook 1.3.4. Wrestlettes 2. SADD 3. Peer Counseling 3.4. Midnight Riders 3.4 Mishie Pishy; Flor¬ ida. spitting men. boat Karin: boat, what ' s for breakfast? Chicken! John. Max. Tony. Bowling Abby Getting our way. used Mercedes. Spring Break. Know what I mean’ Bowling Debbie Do Do Florida. Kansas Elhan DQ Fits Ang same thoughts Diana. Karin and Rachel Rush Street Eric. Frank, and Carolyn Sex talks I hope to stay tan forever BRYAN E. MITTELMAN: Student Senate 2.3.4. Sec treasur er 3. Pres 4 Class Cabinet 2.3.4. Newspaper 1.2.3.4. Edito¬ rial directer 2.3. Editor-in-chief 4. Cross Country 1.2.3.4 Track 1 SADD 2.3; NHS 3.4 Exec Coord Council 4 There were many memorable experiences Some were m cars, in houses, m suburbs, in the city, in II.. in Arizona, with guys, with girls, but all were with people The person responsible for most memorable, however, knows who he she is I now plan to graduate from Washington U with some kind of degree and be handed a high paying job Then, with all my money. I will drive my dream cars, live m my dream houses, and own all my dream possessions Basically. I plan to make all my dreams become reality and live a happy, healthy, successful life AARON MOY: Math team. Aeronautics Club. NHS Medical Careers Club. Debate My most memorable experiences at NiWeHi are sitting m the Math Analysis and Physics class, taught by Mr Gets and Mr Hoeppner. respectively I fondly remember the tales which they recalled about life and the real world These anecdotes brought about levity and made both classes enjoyable In the future I plan to win more contests and find a cure for AIDS KEN MUNIC Student Union 1 2.3 4 Cabinet 1.2.3 4 Ger man Club 2.3.4. SADD 3.4 Comfort from year to year, gym with Zernak Car ndes with DJ and others- SK yacking! Pull over Car chase through MG alleys Talks with Carmen BY s mood swings Kidnapped New Years Eve 86 Greek Dinner Dance Dinner at Diana ' s Camp with Twacee Homecoming 87 AK water Tricks Lunch with DJ and TL To take an ambulance ride with Beaner to St Francis EVIE MURGAS: Cheerleading 2.3.4 captain 2 4 Midnight Riding 3.4. Orchesis 3. SADD 3. Student Union 3 The best times have been with my friends- I love you all ' L Q rahs helium. Gmo ' s. NFCNSC. satan. raisins BFF E S - 3 dances taxis at 4 Homecoming 86 and 87 and FF Goons- Xmas 86 good luck A L - long talks and FF PM lockers, brownie caper boat trips she s annoying today FF KP ice queen almost relatives- l HATE HOCKEY ' Varsity rahs GOJC ' dea devie. catchamy- have fun R C BH ♦ E long talks. D C VanShmergenberger. McFlea ♦ McFly Puppy just quit don t get started and always remember l LOVE YOU! ' My future plan is to own my own Subway franchise or at least fill up my Subway Club Card NICK NAFPLIOTIS: Football NHS. Seminars for Scholars Art Council. Math team AL- Be gentle Jeff I ' m going to die Brian- Oh Boy Nando White Car Flames Mural Journey Raphael 1200. Party Nim Suzanne and Chris Thanks for Senior Survey 275 Senior Survey Senior Survey the hello Vince- Perversion. Coach- Can you still play? Kyong- Abe ' s and Chem. Nathan- Sam Kmison GD - Friend¬ ship and Art NN- My knee To survive and be able to walk BRIAN NAKAI: Concert Orchestra 1.2.3,4: Golf 4 NHS 3.4: Intramural Racketball 3; Seminars for Scholars 4. The many times with JM NN and PL in the OL To JM, Oh my God! What a Aargh! To NN. Did I stutter? To AM and VF. Keep your minds pure To OG Ha. ha. ha. To NS huge! To KC. U2! JENNIFER NELSON: Gymnastics 1.2.3.4; Co-captain 4: NHS 3,4 N-Club 4; Leaders 2,3,4 My most memorable exper¬ iences DC. the best season ever. Club Nebs, being captain. S Poodles. Jolly, up to his chin, watching the man. Biff and Skip, Wombats. Info from HD Brad, my best friend, a bike ride, all the rides home, much verbal abuse. Baseball ' s 1 fan KK. I like you! JULIA NELSON: Midnight Riders 3.4 Most memorable, the great friendships, fun times. Co-pilot traveling. OH Ocon- omowac. Mo . Ark.. Halloween. Northern KO - Mike our beach bum. Baby food, Amer Express. Godzilla GS, LL. KO Babbs and Chapstick nights at Ed’s, the riding gang, loved the fun! Friends like MH RG AP RE. You R what memories are made of. thanks! DAVID NEUHAUSER: Baseball 4. Listening to H " do me " A. Beat up DH Being friends with RL AKA Batman Being yelled at by GG AKA Get in the ball game Living through Geisman’s class. Wanting to kill DE Going to Abes Making fun of SW Winning Conference in 87 Beating New Trier. All my years of baseball BARBARA NOESEN: Soccer 1.2.3.4; Gymnastics 1; Wrest- lettes 2; Midnight Riders 3.4. Amy - NY Subway, parties. BBF Caryn- Downstate. I saw . Sleepover after Duckey ' s. Karin- Summer party- BUSTED! Gina- New Years, what happened? Homecomings! Karla - fondue. Amy- paddewagon Dana- Dirtiness. Dawn- Karyn(Gem Buddies) Thanks- Duckey’s. Indian Mascot Julie Wozniak dis¬ plays her loyalty and devotion to the team. Wozniak. along with the cheerleaders, pom pon squad, and band, animate the crowds at games, assemblies, and varous oth¬ er school gatherings. Mindy- Shopping. Scott- Homecomings. D ' Agostinos. Asia. Sneaking out. MG Bank. MY LOVE FOREVER. Plans for the future are going away to school, becoming a talented interior designer, and marrying an Olympic Athlete (Wrestler). DON NOLE: Football 1.2.4; Basketball 1.2.3.4; Track 3.4 The Medvo Shuffle Wild Bill Show. Let ' s go. Good hit son. What ' s your name? Moltzmama. The HOGGS. Coach Plutie. Two- Three. DG and LG both breaking their knees. RF and AT courtesy men forever GS making me laugh during football CHRIS OLIVER: Jeepmg with Chucky, Tower beach. Good idea. MGB summer 86 Mic Pigs Toughy Macs What a waste of time No I didn ' t sink the snowmobile. The good times skiing. Brian ' s hugeness, days at Wonder Lake with mad neighbors, good friends, good times, too many to recall, red and white parties. To make the US downhill KIRK OLIVER: Swimming Diving 1.2.3.4; Captain 4; Nat. Sp. Exam 1; Red Key 1; Bronze Key 2; Silver Key 4; II. ST Scholar 4. Sp NHS 4, NHS 4, N-Club 4. The barbed wire fence; losing the game, our pride; Diamond-head the Pum- kins last ride; working at Courtesy; The lumber Olympics. Warehouse B-Ball, Live Kaboom with Ross and Ang and the boys of lumber; Slims on New Years 87. Herbicide ' Summer 87 in TN Go Nebraska! Goals: to enshrine the pumkm and mailcar in the automotive hall of fame, preform Rats up. live to be like Bob Avellini. KARIN ORSIC: Student Senate 3.4; VP 4; Council 3.4. Peer Councilmg 2,3.4; NHS 3.4; Operation Snowball 3.4; Teen Director 4; United Way 4; German Exchange 4; Seminars for Scholars 4; Homecoming Court 4; National Merit 4; Bronze Key 2. Boom-Boom: MEXICO!! (QUE Pasa Slimey), Navy men. their ties, frats. " It ' s too Buzzy ' : Julie: Beach bum. Snowmen. 18 in 87(last fling). Yacht Club; Beth: Tiny bub¬ bles. fortune cookies, BOAT; Gwen: Babs. GODZILLA. JELLO!; Abby. Carolyn, Beth Bowling, marshmellows; Helen: SAVE THE VEGETATION! James Dean; Anita: Zoo picnic, photo¬ booth. Future: to get a car with a battery that works; to open CLUB FUNGI with Tina; always pursue happiness! Good-bye Niles West!! CAROL PAEK: Art Council. SADD. Cabinet 2. Yearbook. Newspaper. Tutors Club. French Club. AFS. My three amigas Peach Fuzz, L, and Thoo. remember how much we made fools of ourselves and the fun we had together? the restau¬ rants. movies, lunches, tennis games, sleep-overs, and the party! Thoo. remember Amy ' s personal essay and Uhh please excuse me can. GEORGETTE PAGOS: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Peer Counseling 2.3.4 Memories: MK. HM, JH. JR. KS. O my God! All those memories of MK parties where I met LM and MJ! Mixes. Evanston, Glencoe. Party! SL lockers; LP LJ’s MT Ernie; MK BF Forever! You guys are the greatest friends anybody could ever have! Thanx everybody for the 4 great years. Go to college, have a career, get married and have 6 kids. CHARLOTTE PARK: Swimming 1; Wrestlettes 2; Peer Coun¬ seling 3.4; Snowball 3; AFS 4 Live to shop! SA hopeful ro¬ mantic; DD who ' s the guy of the week? KO chasing tow- trucks and the first ride in a squad car. LB It ' s like a situation comedy A raincheck for Medusa ' s. KM into older guys, shar¬ ing diet tips. I ' m out of here! ROHIT PATEL: Football 1; Basketball 2; Tennis 3. Going downstate 2 years in a row for tennis. All the weekends I spent with Brian. Pat. And Rick. U2 concert with Brian. Rick, and Chip. Talking to Dora. Brad ' s winning shot against Wau¬ kegan I leave Herbie a new Jeep. College Prep with Flynn. Have the best time of my life in college, and hopefully gradu¬ ating from college, winning some matches. ANNA MARIA PATRIAN: Transfer student What R Mods? Dessie it ' s a red light. 068410 Wrestlers lets visit Tina’s office have another AM A rainbow assortment of express sweaters? talk to Pete at the park, talk to Al in the cafe. You get detention for being tardy? DA TG MN MG CG Georgette ' s long-johns. 4 more years of learning. Make lots of money. Kill Dessie Marry M RODOLFO PEREZ: Baseball 1.2; Football 3.4. Mad dog. skiing. CP with Flynn. Ride home jam’n tunes on CO ' s CD. NY ' s Eve with TJ; TNOBLU. I ' ll miss you. Go to U of I. become a pro Arct. making lots of money, getting a house and a vette. WILLIAM PERGL: Soccer 1.2.3.4; Capt. 4; Wrestling 4; Bowl¬ ing 2.3.4; Gymnastics 1. Profound recollections: My 5 crack ups Billy Idol. Loyola game, fight, elf. burning roof, sleeping on the highway. Jeni and I couldn ' t hear the sherrif. adven¬ tures with Theo downtown after superbowl. Move to Austra¬ lia and raise Koala Bears. LAURA PERSKY: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat; Celebration; Stop the World I Want to Get Off; Little Shop of Horrors. Meeting DA. going to prom 87, and meeting and keeping friends- HD GP MT JB TP. DG. I’m glad we ' ve stayed friends this long. I love you all. I plan to pursue a career in Elementary Education and minor in voice. KAREN PINTZ: German Club 2.3.4; SADD 2; Midnight Riders 3.4 SK- Hyatt; Wrong St Potato-Tomato. Dead, Kitchen- rolls. broken teeth. BBFILUVU! Francis. Turnabout 87. Lean on me KM frostbite PS advice. Apple Creek. Skiing. PM NO SKINNY BLOND GUYS!! How old? AA Spring Break, touch me and die!! LM UNC. Homecoming; RS Homecoming Date? EM almost family!? BB u owe me My future plan is to own a red 928s4 m order to set JAP in her place! STEVE POSAVAC: Football 1.2.3.4; Track 2; NHS 4 Driving pumkm. Crashing into a Mercedes. Driving with slim in the forest and sighting a 12 foot tall beast with a diamond head, nearly being eaten by the trees. Tenessee. and Bacchus ' Free the Bulls Party My plan past college is a life with Heidi whose love and support has made the last year brighter SCOTT POULOS: Football 1.2.3.4; Track 1.2. Wayne- Ryan ' s house my dad Bill- Danielle ' s bathroom, good time skunks home Tom- 2 On 1 Emily Park. John- Sheridan Rd Kevin- Writting on walls. Ted- tripping skate boards, what up. Scott- talking at your rest. Sean- your truck. Amy-1 had a good time downstate (JAIL) STEPHANIE PRITZKER: Cheerleading 1; Theatre 1.2.3.4; Or- chesis 1.2.3,4; Treasurer 2; Pom Pon 2.3.4; Capt 4. Judy originality 1. your the best! Scuzzin ' Jeanme. jogging. Amyjo. Posner-Pritzker JAR orchechics, Connel lit sis. Larry- French-n-English jinx. Big Bro. John- Yahorina. Schmony- Hella-n-Nettie. Thanx. Laura- McG ' s. certs. Perms. Winston. BB biorhythms, oy. bikebusters. Gina- Rest., now. KAR- Bath¬ room Buddies. Joy- TPing. FRANK PSYHOGIOS: Soccer 1.3; Hellenic Club 1.2.3.4. SL Police. Boros SB PA. dances. GN GT CA. Browns GK Keep shaving DL Cretan rican. GD. Agapo you cousin. DG Rogo, GM EL CU I love you. HH will you marry me. I want to be presi¬ dent of Greece. JOHN PULJIC: Soccer 1.2.3.4; Jazz Band 3.4; Band 1.2.3; Godspell pit band 3; Little Shop of Horrors Band New Or¬ leans with Sam. stressful jam sessions with Sam. Darryl, and Graf in soph year, starting a band called Goats Blood with KH not winning a single varsity soccer game, playing the worst gig of my life at the Croation Place, getting suspended junior year, almost killing a lady my first time skiing, and smashing my fathers AUDI on Homecoming 87. I plan to go to college, into engineering, and be more successful than the guys who graduated in the top ten% of the class LENA QUILICI: Cheerleading 1.2.3.4; Capt. 1,3.4. The bes- test times at West were with my Rahs and BF ' s EM Come away. NFC. Bernaise. Snouts. Contempo, BFF. Camp 87. Mar- Chernins, OH MARCO, paper. 8 years. Dodi- tangers. Mothers. Oak St VAR RAHS-1 love u- have fun RC- help The most memorable times were with Matt Oct. 31. 1992 gets closer everyday! Hawk- No quarter harder I love you Forever!! YIS!! My future plans are to marry Mathew Simon¬ son. not work, sit around eating blizzards and cheesefries with Evie. In my spare time I ' ll start fires, be a slave dnver- OOPS- I mean coach for NW Cheerleader- one forever- right Rach? GREG RAPPIN: High Society. Rock band w worm in guitar class- Alex. DW liked to be on the bottom. SS time heals all wounds. Anna-oy! Heavy metal thrash rules. LU thanks for being my friend. Nice cheeks SK. I hate snobs and people who are fake. McD’s nights. People break chairs- JK SS. Making it to the top with my band MEENA RAVELLA: NHS. Math team 1.2.3.4; Academic Bowl 4; Seminars for Scholars; Ushers Club. GG under the net not over it. Boredome graphs, pookable stomachs, survival kit. unfinished dot game. STL, roomate essay. Christmas in sub O. Stacy v’s geometric horror, the chauffer, classic cars. 4x4 GD Fredrick and Cathrine got married secretely Kling- on; Emily ' s practicality. Indiana. Blueberry and grape not tangerine! HERB REGAN: Concert Band 1.2; Symphonic Band 3; Drum¬ line 1.2,3; Mandatory Marching Band 1,2,3; Yearbook 4 Prom 87 Skiing over Isam The puljic skul carving sccandal. WOMBANDO. Thanks to all the guys in all the many bands Yheti. PMS, TTBB. Abacus. Ruber, and so on Seeing Peter Gabriel- Far far far away from the lawn. The absolute best for last, meeting Jeannine. I plan to attend Iowa St MIKE ROHTER: Iguana. 007. I love it. Skate jams. Janitors, stickers, trouble Seals chops, and cops. I ' ve had fun. Friends parties broken bones, pulled mussels and prank phone calls. My friends are my life, without them I would not be here. I ' d like to thank them for: SEGA, tides, jams, and anything else I might have forgot Thank you! STEVE ROSEN: Cross Country 1.2.3.4; Track 1.2.3.4; Wres¬ tling 1; SADD 1.2.3 My most memorable experience was cross country with BM BBYO with BM MS BL FB and AM taking out JY ' s Audi without our licenses and backing into another car. Innertubing with JD and MS. My plans are to graduate from college and become a prominant member of the Chicago Yuppie Community. GREG ROSOW: Debate 1,2,3.4; Pres. 4. Tutors Club 3.4; Coord. 4; Academic Bowl 3.4; Tennis 1; Concert Band 2; Seminars for Scholars 4; NHS 4; Current Events 2.3; West of Edens 3. Inherit the Wind, Odd Couple Crew. My most memo¬ rable experience at Niles West is to leave it. My plans for the future include inventing a time machine so I can go back and shoot Newton before he invents the Calculus and enjoying life in any way I can. SHERYL RUBENS: Concert Band. Symphonic Band. March¬ ing Band. Concert Choir. Band tour from Dec. 28- Jan. 3. To the Fiesta Bowl in Arizona senior year. SUSAN RUBENSTEIN: Soccer 1.2.3.4; German Club 1.2.3.4; Diving 1; Orchesis 2; Midnight Riders 3.4. GS- Muldoons. Loyola Frats; RG-Bloomie ' s class. NU Frats; Poets(skip to my loo), squares, whose clothes are these? Late nights. Mur- phey mornings. Arizona. PM- MY Chevette(NW Brother). Mrs. Packman. 3am. Montrose Beach. Fmals(marshmellows. Fires). EVERYTHING with Carlos, I love you always Mark Pamfield!!; Summerfest. Clubland. Football 2am; Diane. Caryn (Just thanks). DEBBIE RUBIN: Tour 1.2.3.4; Band 1.2; Theatre 2.3.4; Thes¬ pian 3.4; Peer Counseling 3.4, NHS 3.4; Leaders 2.3.4; Ex¬ pressions 3.4. WD MT JB Thanks for the best friendship ever! Wendy- shopping. Exercising, twins, pushy people, all our great times. John- Diet coke, roach motels, chins, weasel Merav- Boat. Fire extinguisher, stealing cars. Lisa- notes in English. Making her uncomfortable. THE JERK. Mike- lec¬ tur es and the best advice. Matt- Serious answers to stupid questions. Tina-Salmanella Laura- movies, girlie things. GREG RUDIN: Wrestling 1.2.3.4. Football 1; Golf 4; Student Gov. 3.4 Biker week. Pizza Hut. Steph ' s head. My basement. Stots house. Pan AM ' s Downstate 2,3; Summer tourna¬ ments. Volleyball. Buehling shot him! Fred ' s neighbor. Anna- your hot. New years. Finals week. Holiday Inn. Totally annoy¬ ing chicks, mono. Cath- your great. Gabby. Prtizker. Alper, Andrea, and others; All my friends made Niles West bearable ART SANCHEZ: Swimming 1.2.3.4. Capt. 4; Gymnastics 1.2.3.4; Capt. 3 Yo baby whats up? Hay dont be stuck up like 276 Senior Survey Senior Survey Senior Survey that! Hey punk you throwing your gum at my car! Da how ya doing guys! LM we’ve had some great times! Beach cruisin, skiing, roof diving with taco twins. Cruisin ' down town with BM truck. MILA. CATHY. SARA, your the best. Thanks for all the memories. I won’t forget you guys! GEORGE SANTILLAN: Wrestling 1.2.3.4; All-conference 3; N- Club 4. Hit in the head with in orange thrown in the cafe- I know who threw it Doug The days at my house, down state all 4 years. CH on New Years. Biker Week, parties at ST. Marie ' s. Finals week junior year with TC GR RF and all the times with JC Bl PC PB BB DS LM and the rest. MAUNA SAPPER: HS. KM. SE remember the WB parties and Reeshet Khiga! Assyrians! SS at Mather Thanx AK HH KS for my B-Day at the PH. Weren’t you hungry KM? No wonder HS didn’t eat. How many calls did you make ? No ones there yet ? I can’t see! SE where ' s the monument? ISSS. PATTIE SCEARCE: Cosmetology 3.4. Meeting Dena and hav¬ ing some of the best times with her. DO going downtown, staying over at Chars. Homecoming. Engagement party at Edgebrook Motel. Como Inn. Roses on state street Rm. 223 taxi caboing on Rush. Going to Ed’s. Taco Bell. Wizards. Going to the south side and winding up in Indiana. Connec¬ tions. Russel- I’m glad I met you. We ' ve had some great times together and we’ll have many more I love you! 8-16-87! My plans are to be a travel agent and a cosmotoligist on the side Open my own beauty shop, live happily and strongly with my fiance Russel Brian. 6-24-89!! RICK SCHAEFER: Football 1.2; Yearbook 3.4. Memories: too many but some stick out- Cleansing brains. Boro breaks. 666. It’s the backbone of the weekend! Skiing. Mumbling. Chrissy. Hey Babe. Heavy dip- JP. Sam- Thanks for the rides. Special thanks to IM PM BG JP RP KK JD SB SG. Future: to make a school time schedule calles smods. in SI units of coarse. IT will consist of 69 smods in one day. IT will make my money? Countless days and nights spent at Gary ' s house. Thanks GK Y our sister got problems 2 of them Weekends with •stew’’ JD BM SR ’’cruiser " RL and GK Rampaging in Bryans BRONCO with the girls from North " stew " your too loud, but you always make me laugh. Thanks everyone I plan to: graduate, get a good job. get married, have kids, and live happily ever after AMI SCHWARTZ: Thespians 1.2.3.4 Theater Crew 1.2.3.4; Steering Committee 3.4; Theatre Festival 1; Asst Tech Di¬ rector- Stop the World; Tech Director- Bye Bye Birdie, Oliver. NHS 4 Seminars for Scholars 4 Orchestra 1; Choir 2.3; Solo- Ensamble comp 2.3; White Certificate 1: Bronze Key 3 One dozen roses from my BBB crew; My tech Directorship, walking out of a guys bathroom a look of shock on a passer¬ by. LK and her wacko parties. CL- Friday nights, the lunch thing, rented movies, trails with popcorn poppers. SD- shark brains, chickies. dad stmad. Andersonville; LH- how do you spell FRESNEL ? oh, by the way. if you throw a dead cat out of a third floor window, will it land on it ' s feet? MINDY SHIFFMAN: Volleyball 1.2; Basketball 1.2: Softball 1; Leaders 2.3.4 Great times that I will never forget are with LY for the last 8 years B-ball with LS LY JD CR BD, Becker was the best!! Special times shared with DS-Homecommg 87 Great friendships with long time buddies LY(BBY) JD( Boys Bathrooms) DH(4am) JY(How many times) KM(Northern) GL(trees) RS(gum) To HD with his Jeeps and my bro- HR special thanks, homeroom with WM TM and HR DANA SICILIANO: Soccer 12.3.4 Midnight Riders 3,4 Karyn- Soph class chunking. Barb- Dirty talks, Laura- poo- pies. toe jamming. Ducky- All I can say is guys. Dawn- Madwana. Karin- Summer party Bust. Downtown with the greatest friends. Battle of the Bands Bust; The most memo¬ rable of all is the past spent with Tom. I love you. SUSAN SILVERMAN: Student Union 1.2; Midnight Riders 3.4 The cafeteria usually proves to be a popular hang-out among students. Groups of seniors take advantage of the few remaining minutes before the morning bell. less sense and be more confusing than mods. I will also win the lotto and drive a Porsche and show IM that Vettes stink. STEVEN SCHAFFER: Basketball 2. Baseball 1.2.3.4; N-Club 4 IL. ST Scholar 4. Bronze Key 4 Winning conference two man wave at Wrigley with HA Early morning golfing Hallow¬ een Homecoming- does PB ever sleep? New Years with AP Winter break at CH Baseball Boston Bears Is Pescado no sobre. UCLA whipping ASU IU trip with LM and Bl Buffalo Grove with RK. HA Killing tomatoes To all my friends, best of luck in the future. MARSHA SCHRAYER: Finding a real Teddy Bear! Naming 101 nick names. College night with Chriisy. Leaving notes to total stranger with AKA Charlie and Lala. Car rides with Fran and Sheri. Discussing Shadoe. Earning my CPA by 25. Living in Australia. Married to a Chippendale dancer. PAUL SCHOKNECHT: Skating free periods with Keith. Chris. Mike. Arlie. Stickers. Mallows with Ryan And Godfry Free with Mike and Ross Levetatmg cars Skating with the Foolish ? SIT shin digs MARK SCHUSTEFF: Peer Counseling 3.4; SADD 3.4 Break¬ fast freshman year with Ron " wick " Dave and Dave Where ' s Bak. Born. Leu. Drei. Smi. Cher. Gold. Ko. Dub. Bat. Strat. Brod. Mich. Cord: Great friends forever lasting memories. I love you- good luck- finally Pam- well for the first time in our lives we re going to be apart, memories will never leave my heart Well this is scooby saying goodbye, new lives, new friends but Someday we ll be together Colorado here I come GWEN SINGER: Soccer 1; Class Cabinet 1.2; Student Union 1.2; Wrestlettes 2. Peer Counseling 2: Choir 1.2; Theatre 1.2: Spring Play 2; Midnight Riders 3.4 Movies and Indiana with Julia; Mr Jello and other lusts: Groundhogs Day; Ed’s Exper¬ iences: Northbrook Party-hopping. Lisa Remember when?, adventures in driving, being foolish!! Anita- the place we went together. Marshalls Crew, headbangers. being ditzy- U Know the rest! Halloween 87- Champaign. SHOTGUN!!!. Can I tell You? So much more everyone it ' s been amazing!! JEFF SKOGLAND: Nurse Monitor Fooseball in TJ’s basement with TomLA Meuw. Jeffery Sizl. Jeffrey Lafever. and Terry O’Riely Cars Doors Woodstock tapes, with SF Halfmoons. Diamonds, and Black Prymids Young Snowfootball. whips, man the dells, whassup guy. Canadian hockey, and our pail Willie CATHERINE SMITH: Student Cabinet 2.3.4; Sec 3; Student Union 2.3.4 Midnight Riders 3.4; Wrestlettes 2; Yearbook 4 Strat Fla. G-n-T with you dad Arethra Lisa: Hold on. Sue Sleepovers. friendship. Greg: Freshman year. I love you honor bright Craig: Best friends always Gary M us. Traci: Lets park. Pea hat. crying sessions, the greatest times A best friendship don ' t let it end. Obtain complete happi¬ ness DAVE SMOLINSKY: Basketball 1.2.3.4; Baseball. Football Cop chase in towers Roll call on Halloween, love letterd from RE. late nights with MS. Rob. Whitney and Oh Hi MOM Get togethers at my house Eggfight Where’s my protractor!!! Nuts on an orange CAROLYN SONG: Leaders 2.3,4. Peer Counseling 4; Midnight Riders 4 Tahli spilling things. Michelle’s parties, sleeping over at Michelles. Beth. Abby TCBY ' s Meeting Ernie, falling in love Beth: Does he have a brother? Michelle Oh my God Talking about sex with Beth Eric and Michelle Jacks at 3am Laughing in the cafe all year long Hugs and kisses to all. I love you GEORGE SOTIROPOLOUS: Football 3.4 Wrestling 1.2.3: Baseball 1: Peer Counseling 4; German Club 4 Going topgun JC wrightmg on the dog Downstate fr. soph, sr years Being arrested for attempted murder with a snowball The med shuffle, wild bill show with RC LG Beating the Evil Sheep KM ' s party at tree 19 Our Billy D team TRACY SPEAR: Swim team 1; Guard Club 1.2; Timers Club 1.2 Meeting Lotto Ramos and being part of his awesome family. New Years Eve 87 Freshman year- Hey Mary How bout thos headbanging sessions? Oh by the way Lilianna. give it up Celeste, say hi to Lotto and make the guy happy Mary. Angela. Angie. Remember homeroom! I plan to go to school, marry Lotto, visit Mexico to meet the rest of the family, share the good and bad times with him forever Also, come back and haunt Coach Meyer SOULA SPYROPOULOS: NHS 4; Seminars for Scholars 4 French Club 3.4; Pres 4. Tutors Club 3.4; West of Edens 4 Student Senate 4; Cabinet 4; Cartooning 3.4 The entier year in Mr Snyder ' s physics class Stacy. Kathy, remember " stench ”(JB) and Vilheim(GM)? The conversation about the orange BVD’s-1 still protest!- They were bright orange swim¬ ming trunks! I will always remember meeting TP CP LP KB and everyone in my homeroom. I plan to pursue a successful career in law. ABBY STARR: Orchesis 1; SADD 3; Midnight Riders 3.4 My best times have been with all my friends, and I love you all! Beth awesome, getting our way. par king lots(gettmg spaces and getting stuck in small places), used Mercedes. Frank. TCBY ' s. Jeff. Know what I mean? Carolyn: I wanna talk about sex!; Karin: highway and limo collisions, the bowling alley, roasting marshmellows over candles Michelle Library credit cards; Tracy. Liliana 10” DAVID STEINER: Band 2.3.4; Orchestra 4 Matt ' s prank with the tape and Kup saying " this one is really good " MW Why is the engine making noise? AH I love your earlobes AM a real ditz. LINDA STEINER: Varsity Basketball 1.2.3.4; Varsity Volley¬ ball 1.2; Varsity Softball 1.2.3.4; N-Club 4; Leaders 2.3.4 Summer days and long talks with chicken little Snowstorm at Dixon with the gang- l! Hum baby! Teaching Mr. Geiss Trig and Basketball Helen getting me in trouble Trying to understand Sundy. Typing with stenios. Future plans are to go to college and have as much fun as I’ve had here. ELIZABETH STIPISIC: Soccer 1; Band 1.2; German Club 1.2.3.4; Leaders 3.4; Peer Counseling 3.4; German Exchange 4. Midnight Riders 3.4; Orchesis 3.4; Pom Pon 4 Tour- Ber- me. Laila. shotgunning. Downtown. Arizona- EM AB and DC- vanschergesberger good I did a pretty good job at that Cruising! Pom Pon- I’ll love you forever! Jeanme- your the best! Europe Midnight Riders Football 2am. RE Late night talks during Xmas, our love for those guys JY you cambo and schmedley MARC STOTLAND: Tree 19. the daily 1.5. 2. 3 foot sessions, spring break 87. the dead at UIC and our road trip to starved rock, the big powderhorn ski expedition with the boys and HANGA BANGA Hanging out the summer of 87 jobless and having a great time at Alpine with Jerry. Bobby. Brent. Phil. Bill. We had a run in. a run around, and a run down, we really had to move STACI STRATIGAKES: Class Cabinet 2.3.4; Sec 2; SADD 2.3.4; Union 2.3.4. V P 4. ECC 4. Midnight Riders 3.4; Capt 4; Homecoming Crt 4 What up! Hot tub with Gramatis " fleece from Greece " f f. Downstate 87 SG you mesiah you. goyem jokes, falling off the terrace PM passed out(shower). grid lock with SB " mums " stop beeping- don ' t shoot Great neighbors and buddies with AC Halloween with RF wherever, whenever KATIE SWANSON: Soccer 1. Swimming 1.2.3; Ushers 1.2. Heather-Jean- thanks for helping me thru soph year! What a mess! Freshmen fights. What a joke! Maxyne ' s Awesome Party! Julie- 3 shot guns in a row Jenny ' s pa 4 Jean thanks for keeping me in Jen’s room Georgette- all the long talks we shared! Evanston! JS How’s Pixie I plan to go to Wmoa State- career women of the 21th century. Finding an awesome dude DAWN SZABO: Theatre 1.2; Technical Service 1.2.3.4; Thes- Senior Survey 277 Senior Survey Senior Survey pians 1,2,3.4; Pow wow crew 1; Winnie the Pooh Crew 1; Joseph Crew: MV Crew member; Pippen Crew; Celebration Crew; Salute to Disney stage manager: Oliver stage manager; Chorus line stage manager; Peer counseling 4. It ' s better to burn out than fade away! Kitchen of death forever. Junior and mousse. Potato soup? Mike you screwed up. Graveyards at midnight and Evanston Police. Toni- Bowie knives. Don ' t hide what you feel inside. Don ' t let anyone stand in your way. Just let the music take you higher. Future: I WANNA ROCK! Ride hard- die free. Millikin U. - major. Music Industry Re¬ cording. Then LA to party with the best(see you there Mike) Marry a rich rock star, then divorce him and take half of everything. Retire to my beach house at 35. and be happy. PHILLIP TALDONE: Wrestling 1,2; Swimming 1.2.3.4. Nerv ' s party at JP house. Emily park with Wayne; what were we talking about? KL’s first party. Watch me Ted. Scotts bug John ' s Olds. My Z28. Toms Nova Kevin Cad. Scotts pizza Scott and Tom I will never sleep in a car Scott bout with the Groves boys. I hope to write a book with Wayne. Drives a semi-truck. Live in Chicago in summer and Arizona in winter. Become something profitable without going to college. MARITESS TAMUNDAY: Orchesis 1.2.3.4; Pres. 4; Art coun¬ cil 1; Spanish Club 3.4; Filipino Club 3,4; Walt Disney 2; Chorus Line 2; Little Shop of Horrors 4. Cracking up with LP in Miss L ' s class. Making grandma run for Art Council Pres. Homecoming 87. long talks with JB, going to Champaign with JH JC and AK- singing to yaz songs! Taste of Chicago, guys with ED. and the countless greattimes with Bert- Thanks for being there. MARY THEODORE: Swim team 1.2.3.4; Capt. 4; Guard Club 3; Timers Club 4. Meeting Jimmy, about last night. Oak street. Homecoming, Eric. Kim, Morning practice with Nick and Kathy. Green camaro. Gonk mobile. Mike Manheim. Lake Geneva. Phone convo ' s, want some V Traci? New Years Eve 87. like it or not, Ang. Danny’s summer home. John Hancock Building. Don and Lana. Xmas 87. To marry Jimmy. Become Jim McMahons personal physical Therapist. To see Don and Lana when they ' re not fighting and to come back and haunt Mr. Meyer. PAM THILL: Track 1.2; Gymnastics 1; Swimming 1; German Club 1,2; Junior Achievement. My 16th B-Day party, which turned out to be a complete disaster! To become a pediatric nurse and one day raise Arabian horses. ARTHUR TIERSKY: Pow Wow 1,2.4; Childrens Theatre 1.2.3; Spring Play 1.2,3.4; Musical 1.2.3.4; Band 1; Expressions 3; Newspaper 1.2.3.4; Steering Committee 3.4. Beach party. Bourbon Street (bouncing you-know-whats) Bye Bye Birdie. Arby ' s runs. Homecoming with the evil vomit woman, God- spell. Gong shows. Odd Couple. Prom with Ann Fisher, Gino- Aids, Lip Sync. My name is Larry, my famous Halloween costume. Ten days from hell. Strange world isn ' t it? JANET TILL: Mimi sleeping on the table at Jacks, the day after her B-day party. Lisa taping the toilet seat shut. Liz- Rambette and all her N ' s! Ginny- Jiggle bruised knees and green hills, all nighters at the beach with G ' s, rolling around on the caf. floor, partying with our gang. I love you all! Your flaco. MIRCEA TIPESCU: Soccer 1.2.3.4; Swimming 1.2.3; French Club 2.3.4; Math team 1.2.3.4; Academic Bowl 3,4; NHS 4; Seminars for Scholars 4. Gurinder jokes; Rob in the park; skiing with Bains pool at Anup ' s and laughing to death; Tom and Al at Northwestern; Indian trail in Barstow geomatry; Andy and Tibi ' s Romanian power; petrecerca la tibi; normal with overturned beds, ice on the floor and Al eating; YES NANDO! I will become a biomedical engineer and design a totally artificial human to replace people like xxx. To show AT who ' s better in soccer and tennis. GABRIELLE TOMACIC: Soph year- AW DW JM KS and Stu ' s. New Years 87. Bumpin with SC and years of friendship. Al! All shows(GD)! A bomb. Xing. TS’ pool party toilet. Jeep dayz with TX. Strat + KK. Tambourine amn. Tree 19. Battle with GS AH SK. Balcony. Great times with SK AH CB MS GS!! Mandel-SIU Halloween. ANGELO TSAGALIS: Track 1.2.3.4; Hellinic Club; Football 1.2,3,4; Wrestling 1,2,3.4. Pete shoveling Elena ' s snow. Hi Eddie. Don ' t put on any makeup, you look great without it. I don ' t want to dance. I plan to be in Greek Mafia or pro football. JOHN TSAU: Swim team 1.2; Orchestra 1.2,3; Chess team 2.3,4; NHS 4. Working at DQ and putting gross things in Lisa Hallidays ice cream. Discussing with the master chief. Mr. Froehlich, about the fields by his cottage. Nick Whelan mak¬ ing me swim in a meet my first day of swim team. Drowning the invincible David in swim practice. Plans? To retire wealthy at the age of 23 and to prove Einstein made a lucky guess. ARI TURETZKY: NG Laramie Park and the softball players. Ollies Oasis with his wonderful neighbors. Meeting at Browns. Toughy Macs, what a waste of time. McPigs. Teachers strike, pool night. I’m better than Jordy. Ollie really did sink the snowmobile. The club with Millsy, Amy. John. Vid, Neil, and the rest. Lunettes here, everybody out. My plans for the future to go to college, make my first million by the time I ' m 30 have kids? Maybe even grandkids and then grow old and watch them grow old. ALEX TZIORTIS: Soccer 1.2.3.4; Math team 1.2.3.4; Aca¬ demic bowl 3.4; JETS 2.3,4; Seminars for Scholars 4; Pho¬ tography club 3.4; West of Edens 3,4; Raquetball 2.3.4. Rob pushing me down the stairs; I know MT is worse in soccer and tennis. Rob ' s a genius: cookie and milk day in soph geom; NORMAL, ILL.; Labs in AP cham. I plan to become an elec¬ tronics engineer and make money. MONICA UHM: Volleyball 1; Student Union 3.4; Sec. 4; Class Cabinet 2.3.4; Student Musical 2.3; Pom Pon 3.4; NHS trea¬ surer 4; Peer Counseling 3.4; Orchesis 4; Senate 3.4; EPAC 4; Girls ' State 3; Jr. M. Program. Homecoming 87. Ho Bum . tae you! Dan it. that was Sung Guy! Moo- Baung! EH It don ' t smell. Baimer- RU saying I ' m short? BM- Bubby ' s hair. JH- Homework? Pom Pon, food. JAR- chop chop! Champaign 87- aaahh! Hi Johnlee. I’m shick. I ' m injuhed. No Mahnee. No Ca- ow. Dash awe fok ' sh!! My plans for the future: Eat less food; Grow more inches; Go to class everyday: Dissolve Linda’s fan Club; Hong Kong, winter 88: California, the rest of my life, with frequent visits to Paris, New York, Texas and Chicago for my billion dollar businesses; Marry someone like HIM w out the pimple. ANN MARIE VALENTI: Soccer 1,2; Swimming 1.2; Yearbook 3.4; Peer Counseling 4; Midnight Riders 3.4 Meeting Ross Fischoff- CR Kiss Kiss moo moo love love. Chili. Chili. Chili! Lou and Milew- Older man. JD- bathroom, same Brain waves- sex talks. John Cougur, men men and more men! Jc is that Huey Lewis? Kirk- Evil Sheep in cafe. To everyone- good luck and party hard! My plans are to marry Ross Fischoff. LALAINE VALIGNOTA: Basketball 1; Swim team 1; Soccer 1.2.3.4. Mornings with Crissy. Marsha, and Josephine. Nick names with Sarah Lee. Bibs and McGoo. Seeing Julie score her first goal but for the other team. Riding the 207 bus with JO and Chris. Pushing Chris into the boys bathroom and Bod being in there. Struggling through AAT and AGIC with Sara. HELEN VAYZMAN: Operation Snowball 3,4; Staff 4; West of Edens 1,2.3.4; Lit. ed 3; Editor-in-chief 4; Peer Counseling 3.4; SADD 1.2.3.4; French Club 1.2.3.4; Red Honor Certifi¬ cate 1. Bronze Key 2; Silver Key 3; Gold Honor Key 4; NHS 4; Seminars for scholars 4; National Merit Scholarship Com¬ mended Student; II. St. Scholar. Halloween: Snowball! James Dean worship, that night, molesting flowers at blind faith, fuzz buds, save the vegetation!!!! Concerts with Karin- mili¬ tant mucus membranes! Scary Mary Buie Shazbat, Repo- man. Screw in your ear. NU beach, meaning of life talks. SPAM. Times at Medusa’s Rocky Horror!!! My most memorable day at NWHS is June 12. 1988. The future I wanna do it all. I plan to attend a certain liberal east coast college, major in something impractical though interesting, wear all the black I want, live in London or NYC. and be happy doing whatever. To everyone: be yourself, be happy, and most of all. PEACE. ANGIE WAGGONER: Cross Country 1.2,3; Track 1.2; Man¬ ager 2; Orchestra 1,2.3.4, Toronto. Boston, and West Ger¬ mans. NO and Smerfs. catching mice in the halls, breakfast on the bus with Gina, stealing clocks with Lisa, the exit signs are loose! Homeroom teacher has nervous breakdown, lots of free time, open halls. Lisa and the long line of Davids, suddenly Seymore BH KW AW KW KH KW a triple wedding! Penguin Power forever! Aft er college I will marry the man of my dreams and become a missionary to any country God chooses for me. Hopefully Mongolia or Russia. After spending 10 years in Siberia for smuggling Gibles, I will return to the US and write a book and Molly Ringwald will play me in the TV movie. If all of that comes doesn’t come true. I’ll be a house¬ wife in LA. MICHELLE WEBERMAN: Track 1; Israeli Club 1.2.3,4; Pres. 4; Peer Counseling 3.4; Sadd 2,3,4; Midnight Riders 3.4. Beth- BF. driving down the strip, sleeping thru ACT! Issac. Don’t start with me. Tahli- lifetime friendship. ICJA. driving reverse, my twin, lets shower, whoose cheap? Prom. Karin- buyfriends. Homecoming nightmare, tears. BF. Carolyn- Er¬ nie, Homecoming, Tournabout. marriage. Leo, Danny, Eric- I’m your 1 fan. Danny- sweet outfit. I see myself in the future as a rabbi ' s wife, having 12 wonderful children, and durin g shabbos dinner with my dear friends, discussing the wonders of motherhood and whose driving their new Mer¬ cedes station wagon for carpool to Hebrew school this week. JENNY WEISS: Student Union 1; Theatre 1.2. Tracy- one way streets, calling whats his face a CEMF. How about one more enchilada? Mary- 4th of July with underdogs- all those deci¬ sions we had to make BBQ, 0 Grady ' s. Kim- countless memo¬ ries and secrets I will have. Don’t forget I owe you a trip down dearborn. I luv you. In the future I plan to travel around the country and abroad, go to college, and most important do my best to stay happy. GINA WHELIN: Color Guard. Peer Counseling 3; Bye Bye Birdie Costumer; Seminars for scholars 4; Memorable exper¬ iences- taking a popcorn popper with us on band trip to NO. talks with Mrs. E.. seeing Fred Pyter Homecoming King, Pen¬ guin Lust. Sundaes with 2 cherries, snow days. I’m not used to those. No snow in California Future plans- go to college, study business and fashion merchandising. Afterwards move back to Ca. becoming successful in career and being happy and healthy taking one day at a time, accepting what life has to offer. JULIE WICKELL: Soccer 1.2.3.4; Midnight Riders 3.4; Wrest- lettes 2; Yearbook 4; track 1. RAAWHIDEM Suspension- Thanks NIWEHI. gonzo- pop goes the world. Dana- those guys, all the same time. Ryn- aht list is endless- MOA orange pop!! Spliffhead- bikerides. old men. Ang- Chicaga night life forever! NYE It ' s snowing! Craig- OOPPS Billy a screwdriver for you and snow for me. Jules. Love and happiness all four years- Thanks girls! Some of my plans for the future are to marry one of the Beastie Boys, and legally change my name to Damien!! SHEHAN WICKREMESTERA: Swimming 1,2; Golf. Going out after football games. Doing the wave in the library. Blowing off school after staying up all night. Winning money from the loses who went ball ' s out at DG ' s. Going to great america and breaking glasses on the eagle. Trying to get me into shape for basketball tryouts, breakfast. My plans are to become rich. LILIANNA WILLIAMSON: Wrestlettes 2.3.4; Band 1.2; Mid¬ night Riders 3. Lunch with Jen, Greg, and Bob; Jen: SQUEEZ. Thanks for AM wake up calls- U2 April87 I thought I parked over here?! Ang: My last trip to Gilson. July 4th, our BS night, we will never tell the truth again? Really good lights when we needed them, trips to RM’s but don ' t you dare ring the door bell! Don’t you ever look at me that way again. Prom 87. garder shopping. Traci: thanks for the best advice. MATHEW H. WINER: Theatre 2.3.4; Expressions 2.3.4; Thes¬ pian 4; Band 1,2. My most memorable experience at NIWEHI was the day I learned a valuabnle. In the future I plan to wear less underwear except on my head also I would like to build a life size sculpture of Elvis out of chop liver. ANDREA WOLLENBERG: Swimming 1.2; Student council 1.2; Wrestlettes 2; Danmark foreign exchange 3; Midnight Riders 4 New experiences- thanks everyone. Kolja bus- at park again?! Fire alarm. Laura remember? Julie. Gabi Soph year New years. Kenny lunch time. Stepppaine ERC Danmark- CIAUS. Jill need I say more? Sum babe Julis- BEST! SC why? What tree. SLyness Back Ido. sis. Greg late night. Holly ' s hallmark- plus more to come. I’m going to be an international Besides parents, students must also explain themselves to their fellow classmates. Ken Munic tries to convince Alix Kogan that the purse does not belong to him. 278 Senior Survey Senior Survey Senior Survey Tourisum Consultant. Own or run offices all over the world. Through the years it ' s been marvalous. lifes just begun too . . live JULIE WOZNIAC: Theatre crew; Soccer 1; Leaders 2.3,4; Mascot 4. The times we shared have been special! The hours we ' ve spent together have been well spent! The intense convos on past relationships were fulfilling. And as we go on this long trek called life, lets never forget the fun we ' ve shared. Love you all. My plans are to become a highly respected naval person. THEODORE XENTARAS: Basketball 1; Gymnastics 1,2; Soc¬ cer 3.4; Council 1.2. A solute to: Satuday in the park. I think it was the 4th of July. Gabis jeep days. After practice chats. The rope days. ASU dreams. Bobcat’s shot gun. Being the host of the Johnny Carson show, living out Magnum PI life, to love all girls that I haven ' t loved before, hitting it big with the produce business and then having the old Van Halen Jam out at my beach house. Coming back to reunion with a full head of hair. BEN YASHON: Soccer 1.2.3.4; Track 1,2.3; Newspaper 3.4; Yearbook 3.4; Union 1,2.3; Cabinet 1.2,3.4. Most memora¬ ble; Toes in Michigan. Basement sessions. Garage sessions with Neg. My B-day with Idol and Jello. Fun times with the freak sisters, skiing with Hungry, jamming with inchworm. What a drive to Northern w beanner. Mugrat. Neen. Theo. Raps. Irps. Inguay. Livo. and the Langis bros. My first time with stosh and Greesh. My future will be spent basking in the sun in the Jamaican sun jamming to raegae with beaner and the natives. I had 4 great years at this fine institution and I thank everyone who has ever been a part of my life. I am not MOODY EMILY YEP: Volleyball 1.2.3.4; Leaders 2.3.4; NHS 3.4; SNHS 3.4; Red honor 1; Bronze Key 2; Silver Key 3. My most memorable experience was when I fell asleep during trig and hit the desk with my face- twice. Hey look guys no bio stains!!! In the future I ' ll attend school until I’m 30 earn PhD in anthropology, and travel to S. America to live with the Mbutis for two years. Then, get a job. LORI YETTER: Varsity Track 1.2.3.4; All conference 2.3; Var¬ sity basketball 1.2,3.4; N-Club 4; Leaders 3.4. Movies, wild times. NIU hottubs. SIU trips Alf night, shmega. timbling downstairs. New Years Eve with Hans. Grand Master Rapper. UWGB trips. Dec. 26. Doug, Tom. guess what guys. The best winter vacation with Hans. Thanks for the great memories. I love you. Room with Wendy at UWGB and play on the soccer team Have a practice in Sports Med with WM and treat HB ' s and DH’s injuries, cough! JEAN YOO: Soccer 1; Spanish 3.4; SADD 2.3; Pom Pon 3.4; Peer Counseling 3. Auto show, sleepover talks at RE, 7- Eleven runs. New Years downtown, 1st semester finals, talk¬ ing in front of fire places, making sloppy joe; talks about religion, peppers. Alien. Elitest group of friends I have, thank you AB ES MD EM FOR YOUR LIFE LONG FRIENDSHIP. IT WILL NEVER BE LOST NOR FORGOTTEN. BUT ALWAYS TREASURED. WAYNE YOUKHANA: Football 1.2; Soccer 3.4; Baseball 1.2; German Club 1.2. Skunks home, starved rock. 8-9 with the bear and theo. 8-9 with rice and jello, pizza, lunchtime and garage specials. Lochner ' s house, Somoa, Meeting LW, Ner¬ vi’s stories, lunchtime with John and Bill. Freaken week at Alpine, Ryan ' s. Seans truck. Mooning cheerleaders. Bombers co-capt. with GR and NO. I plan to co-produce a movie with Phil Taldone. If it flops we ll live soon to be business tycoon. Tom May Thank you for the experience and good luck in your Horizon HELEN YOUNG: Orchesis. NHS. SNHS. Peer Counseling. Cheerleading. Stop the World. Seminars for scholars. 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Dennis 10. 50. 266. 267 Agoos. William 62. 204. 246 Agouridis. Stephen Ahn. Suzanne 46. 237, 243. 245. 261 Akhter. Imran 11. 175 Alameda. Arthur Alarcon. Elizabeth Alcozer. Jerry Alcozer. Lupita 62 Alexander. Linda 11 Alper. Eric 78. 246 Alper. Preston 176. 245. 247 Alper. Rebecca Alper. Stacy 62 Altman. Jaimie 62. 236. 261. 263 Altman. Paul 176 Alvarez. Eliana Amato. Andra 11 Amer. Nasser 195 Amiel. Howard 62. 69. 177, 195 Amodeo. Jill 11 Anast. Jenny 11. 35. 37. 228 Anderberg. Mark 46 Anderberg, Robert 11 Anderson. Eric Angelilli. Dawn Anglin. Kerri 62. 249 Angus. Dawn 78. 249. 257 Anifiotis. George 177 Anitiotis. Rafael 115 Aninmis. Enis 78. 246 Annes. Anthony 62 Annes. Tecla 46. 244. 245. 246 An sett. Sean 11 Antar. Maureen 46. 260 Antia. Julie 78 Antich. John 11 Antonakos. George 78 Antonakos. Nikoletta 46. 65. 234. 237. 261. 299 Antoniou. Pantelis 71 Apostolopoulos. Aggeliki 11 Apostolopoulos. Basilios 78 Apostolopoulos. Theodore 46 Apostolou. Andrew Aprahamian. Vahan 46. 177 Arabelovic. Alma 78 Arabelovic. Senada 46. 264. 266 Arai. Aki Argetsinger. Ann 62 Argetsinger. Mark 46. 175 Ariza. Ericka 78 Arndt. Tim 11 Arnow. Lisa 46 Aronesti. Howard 11. 22. 37. 50. 296 Aronesti. Marci 62 Arrogante. Jed 46 Arsan. Leyla 62. 63. 261. 262. 263 Asher. Shannon Athans. Pete 11. 18. 175, 258 Atkinson. Christopher 12. 113. 175 Atsaves. Despina 12. 240 Atsaves. Nick 62. 195 Aufrecht. David 12 Aufrecht. Nancy 78. 190 Aufrecht. Susan 78 Axelrad. Peter 78. 246 Bach. Martin 47. 184. 185. 204 Bae. Esther 47. 249 Bae. Hyung 12. 246 Bae. Ji Yeon Baek. Eunice 47. 260 Baer. Heather 78. 266 Bairn, Darrin 12. 208. 209 Bains. Gurinder 12. 256 Bains. Sukhjinder 62. 232 Baist. Michael Bajgrowicz. Christian 78 Bah. Sharon 62. 232. 245 Baker. Sari 12. 18 Baran. Todd 62. 177 Barazi. Yvonne 62. 63. 235, 236. 263, 266. 299 Barba. John 12. 162. 243 Barreto. Laura Bartholomew. Michael 245. 246. 247 Basan. Michael 47 Baskin. Amii 239 Bates. Aaron 62. 116 Bates. Nate 12 Batista. Monica 62 Bauer. Lainie 12 Bauer. Michelle 47 Bauer, Timothy Bayaua. Josephine 12. 236. 259 Bechar, Marc 47. 193 Beck. Brian 176, 246 Beekil, Ellen Behar. Israel 47. 232. 233 Beljic, Jasmina 78. 245 Seller. Michelle 47 Beilina. Kathleen 62 Bencivenga. John 12 Benedetti. Christ! 47. 247. 249 Benedetti. Michelle 78. 232. 246 Benjamin. Nicole 63. 261 Berent. Craig 13 Berg. Jennifer 63 Berg. Julie 63. 202, 203 Berger. Brett 63 Berger. Scott Berger. Sheri 13. 18. 245 Berger, Stephanie 63. 245 Berk. Amy 63. 158 Berk. Caryn 3. 13. 22. 115. 234. 299 Berman. Deborah 13. 190. 246. 247 Berman. Rachael 63. 208. 263 Bershadsky. Malvina Bezanes. Susan 47. 257, 258 Bezanis. Steven 13 Biberia. Vicki 254 Biberian, Sosi 78 Biberian, Vera 63 Bibizas. James 47 Biesinger, Matthew Biewer. Jeremy 47 Biljetina. Eric 33. 47. 175 Bisbikis. Maria Blameuser. Virginia 13 Blanco. Pablo 6. 9. 13. 18. 50. 175. 193. 251. 295 Block. Jennifer 78. 246 Block. Melanie 13. 18 Bloom. Ruth 63. 236, 261. 263 Blustein, Erica 63. 68. 238. 263. 266 Boehm. David 63. 177, 198 Bohigian. Suzanne 47. 151. 245. 247. 261 Bok. Andrew 47 Bolinger. Stacy Born. Kathryn 47. 145. 148. 243 Borys. Amy 63. 228. 238 Bosshart. Keith Bouboutsis. Barbara 78. 148, 249 Boulware. Kim 13. 15 Bourikas, Theodora 63. 258 Bowman. Laura 63. 208 Boyles, Aaron 47 Boy sen, Jill Bradbury. Chris 13 Brangan. Kathleen 78 Bravos. Gina 8. 12. 13. 264. 265. 266, 267 Breit. Janine 47. 245. 261 Breitzer, Jonathan 47. 245 Brenayzen. Lily Brennan. Matthew Brodsky. Debra 63. 241, 263 Brodsky. Frank 13. 41. 240, 241. 265. 267 Brody. Jinjer 5. 14. 124. 137. 228. 234. 238. 260. 261, 265, 266, 299 Brooks. Alison 14. 18. 228. 248. 254 Brophy. Kathleen Browder. Andrew 193. 208. 299 Brown. Angie 14. 18 Brown. Christine 47 Brown, Derek 63. 177 Brown. Mary 14 Brown. Vicki 63 Brucal. Godfrey Bruno. Karla 47. 141 Bruscato. Andrea 47 Buchowicz, Melissa Buck. Joseph 63. 177 Budzik. Mark 63. 231 Buehler. Heidi 78 Buehler. Linda Buehiing, Brian 6. 14. 33. 39. 175. 196 Buehling, Charlotte 63 Buisseret. Mark 231 Burdo, Gregory Burk. Jason 47. 231. 240, 241. 245 Burkhart. David 47. 247 Burnham. Amy 14. 273 Burns. Michelle Burns. Robert 47. 261 Burns. William 14. 196 Busby. William Butera. Holly 78 Butera. Kelly 47 Butler. Neil 47 Cabana. Eric Cabana. Gary Cabana. Roy Cabreira, David 63. 215 Cachila, Nathan 259 Cachila, Shellaine Calalang. Arman 78. 176, 259 Calara. Roadjee 47. 193 Callas. George 47. 258 Callas, John 14. 258 Callas. Stephanie 14, 273 Calma. Mary 64 Camilli. Joe 14. 193 Camp. Ronald Campanini, Mark 176 Campbell. Margaret 47. 186, 208 Campbell. Michelle Cancelled, Kimberly 14 Cannella. Marcos 259 Caplan, Laura 64 Carollo. Anthony 14, 175. 193 Carstens. Brad 15. 41. 130, 147. 175 Casale. Jeanne 78. 257 Casas. Carlos 47. 175, 204 Casetta. Brian 64. 177. 204, 247 Castillo. Melba 78 Castro. Raymund 15, 180 Catanese, Gloria 64, 229 Catuira. John 15, 259 Celler, Stephen 78, 176 Cemerikic, Tania 78 Cemerikic. Yensy 64. 177. 204 Chacko, Jeny 79 Chams. Danielle 57. 228. 238, 295 Chan. Betty 79 Chang. Dianne 228, 256 Chang. Hye Won 79 Chang. Kyung Ho 15. 237, 242. 243 Chang. Marsha 47. 239. 256 Chang. Robert 64. 195, 245 Chang. Yiwen 47. 237, 261 Chang, Yoon Jung 47, 79 Chang, Yoon Sun Chatterjee. Shoma 47. 232. 236, 239. 260 Chen. Doreen 15. 228, 236, 239 Chen. Henry 259 Cheng. Wayne Chern. Eric 15. 243 Cherny. Serge 79 Chertow, Amy 15. 22. 133, 137, 265. 266. 267 Chin, Richard 79 Chiplakos, George 79 Chitman, Rina Chmielinski, Kenneth 79, 101 Cho. Amy 47. 228. 238. 264. 299 Cho, Hyun Cho. Jin Ho 176. 204 Cho. Julie 15. 124. 228. 254, 261 Cho. Junho 15. 175. 260 Cho, Richard 79, 204 Cho. Young Choi. Byung II Choi. Colleen 79. 228 Choi. Connie 47 Choi. James 15 Choi. Jeannie 47. 48. 228, 236. 239. 254 Choi. Kang Shik 15 Choi. Linda 15. 228, 236. 254 Choi. Maria 47 Choi. Ok Kyung 64 Choi. Paul 79 Choi. Richard 64. 246 Choi, Rosa Myunghe 64 Choi. Seong Hee 16. 190. 230. 232 Choi. Seong Wook 64. 177 Shoi, Shirley 47. 126, 236, 237. 245. 261 Choi. Sun Hee 47. 236 Choi. Sungjin 79 Choi. Woo-Jin 47. 260 Chong. Vic 79 Christensen. Julie 16 Chun. Henry 195 Chung. Celina 79. 262 Chung, Christina 48 Chung. Joanna 64. 260 Chung. Joseph 48. 239. 245, 246, 247 Chung. Sue 16. 190, 230 Chung, Susan 16 Chung, Suzanne 79 Chung. Thomas 48. 232. 233 Chwai, John Chwal. Mark Ciemny, James 48. 59. 220 Clark. Lori 48 Clark. Preston 16. 22. 193. 251, 293 Cobalovic, Nadzija 64 Cohen. David 80. 262 Cohen. Rachel 48. 228 Cohn. Danny 65 288 Index Index Index Index Index Colby. Michael 48. 204. 208 Coleman. Andrew 80. 246 Colen, Darryl 16. 209, 251 Collar. Aaron Codetta. Joan 48. 228, 249, 291 Collins. Jennifer 65. 148. 249 Congine. Jacqueline 16 Connel, Francisco 80. 204 Connell. Melissa 48. 228, 254 Connell. Rhodora 16. 208. 209. 251 Consigny. Juliette 65, 67 Contreras. Adriana Cook, Julie 65. 257 Cooper. Michael 16. 234, 299 Corday. Frank 80, 176 Cordero. Ritchie 232. 259 Cordes. Kelly 6. 16. 18. 38. 50. 137, 158, 228 Corelli. Blythe 65 Costa, Gwendolyn 80. 249 Costello. Andrew 48 Covington, Colleen 16 Covington. John 80. 176 Covington, Suzanne 48, 239 Cox, Christine Cresham, Sean 16, 175 Crisan. Daniela Crowley, Shannon 44. 48. 208 Cruz. Alan 17, 259 Cruz. Arnold 48. 208, 260 Curtis. Christine 48 Curtis, Kevin 48 Czernik. Joseph 17. 22 D’Agostino. Scott 17, 193, 293 Daehler, Jim 17 Daehler, Julie 17. 178, 238 Daiello, Frank 65 Dalgetty, Michael 65 Dalinka, Joel 17, 143, 148, 246, 247 Dallianis, Thomas 17, 33. 299 Danavi, Sarkis 56 Danguilan, Agnes 65, 201 Danguilan. Bernadeth 17, 201 Danguilan. Richard 65 Danguilan. Theresa 77. 80. 202, 228 Danzinger, Colin 80 Dashevsky, Yana 190 Davis. Kendra 48 Davis. Larry 65. 231. 246 Davis, Raymond 65 Davoodifar, Atourina 17 Dayan. Michelle 17. 143, 162, 243, 248, 254 DeLaHuerta, William DeLasAlas, Giljun 80. 176, 259, 262 DeLasAlas, Maida 48. 243. 248. 259 DeAcetis, William 48 Deano. Eileen 17. 228. 236. 240, 242. 254. 259 Decker. Elyse 48. 146, 238. 264, 299 Deguzman, Jess 177, 259 Deguzman, Evergisto 48. 259 Deguzman. Noel 48, 260 Deigentasch, Lynn Deleon. Marie 80. 249 Delfin. Joseph 48. 248, 259 Delgado. Sandra 80. 249 Dellumo, Joseph 17, 175 Dema, Bekim Dempsey, Christine 48 Denic, Marjana Denic, Tom Dennis. Gail 18. 87. 186, 232 Deocampo. Hans 80. 230. 231 Dethloff, Erich Devis, Maureen DiGiovanni, Mario 177 DiMarco, Mark 246 DiModica. Antoinette 82 ■DiModica, Jeannine 8. 18, 78. 234, 299 Diaz. Grace 158. 208. 229. 238. 263, 266. 267 Diaz. Herberto 18, 101 | Dicesare. Anna 65. 186 Decesare. Luigi 81. 82. 176 Dickstein. Jessica 48 Diganci. Sandra 81, 208 Dinu. Adrian 81. 246 Dizon, Michael 81 Donde. Edward 196 Donlon. Heather 48. 200. 201 Donlon. Therese 81 Donsky. Jordan 18 Dorf. Ari 65 Dorf, Jordan 81 Doroba. Christine 48. 208 Dougherty, Dennis 48 Doughty. Ticia Dounis. Bob Douvikas. George 48. 258 Douvikas, Matheos 176 Doyle. Julie 81. 148. 249 Doyle. Wendy 18. 148. 239, 248 Drazner, Ivy 48 Drazner, Steven 18 Dreger, Oliver 65 Dreier. Traci 18. 28. 50. 132. 228. 265, 266. 267. 299 Dressier. Pamela 81 Drexler, Dana 81 Drexler. Susan 18 Driscoll. Matthew Driscoll. Stephen 198 Dubey. Geoff 81 Dubin, Corey 65, 263 Dubin. Richard 48. 175 Dubrow. Jill 49 Duda, Jennifer 6. 44. 48. 49. 227, 228, 264 Dudin, Ludmila 18. 190 Duffy. Maggie 49. 248 Dugo, Joanne 18 Dugo, Rita Dulleck, Theresa 81 Dumsky, Svetlana 18 Duran. Mireya 65 Dusten, Scott 18. 28. 50 Failma, Ramel 2, 19, 175, 193 Fakhoury. Nader 195 Fan. Amy 19. 97. 240, 241. 259 Fan. Henry 81 Fan. Jack Fang. Vincent 19. 37, 231, 243 Farmakis, Tom 49, 258 Farmer. Steven 49 Farooq, Anees Farooqui. Zeba 66 Feehan, Jason 66, 263 Feig. Marni 49 Feizoulof, Hayat 19 Feldman. Christine 49 Feldman. Elizabeth Feldman, Inna Feldman. Randy 49. 152. 245. 246. 247. 260 Ebreo. Adam 65. 259, 263 Ebreo, Ares 49. 259. 294 Edelman. Howard 49 Edelman, Robyn 19 El Rassi. Chantal El Rassi. Linda Elliott. Karyn 4, 19. 24. 137. 274 Elmer. Eric 65 Emalfarb. Robin 19. 238. 265. 266 Eng. Marvin 19. 259 Engel. Liliana 7. 65. 202 Engel. Raul 49 Epstein. Leslie 65. 263 Eshaya, Susan 19 Espinosa. Dollie 49. Espinosa. Jojie 81 Fen. Fernando 19. 243, 256 Fenton. Mary 19 Fermon, Antonina 19. 49, 239 Fernandez. Diana 81, 257 Fernandez, Edoardo 81. 259 Fernandez. Edson 49. 233. 259 Ferrin, Laura 49. 260 Fienberg. Joshua 81. 262. 267 Fienberg, Marc 20. 240, 241. 243. 265 Fine. Jason 81. 176, 266 Fischbach. Lisa 49. 230 Fischoff. Ross 20. 22. 147. 299 Fisher. Ann 18. 20. 248 Flack. Amy 49. 142 Flores. Agustin 49 Florio. Nicole 20 Fogelson. Joel 49. 247 Fontana. Linda 20. 246 Forman. Karyn 66 Fortuna. Angela 20 Fortuna. Nicole 81. 249 Foss. Jeffrey 196 Fourkas. Chris Fourkas, Esther Fox, Naomi 66 Frake. Gina 49 Frake. Renee 249 Fratini. Anita Freeman. Bradley 66, 177 Friedman. Marc Friedman. Michelle 66 Frumkin. Ilya 81. 176, 262, 266. 267 Fudala, Erik Fuhs, Angela 20 Fullett. Amy 1. 20. 21. 137. 234. 279. 299 Furno, Leanne 81, 232. 246 Gabriel. Christina 49. 86. 234. 235. 254. 261, 299 Gannon. Christopher Garcia. Lisette Garcia. Nimrod Garcia. Peter Gardner. Nicole 81. 182. 183 Garfinkel, Noel 20 Garland. Rachel 66 Gatilao. Xyla 49. 244, 245, 260 Gatilao, Yvette 81. 190. 191. 245 Gazer. Ann 49 Gelber. Jason 49. 175 Gelber. Shelly 81. 262 Georgakis, Angelo 81. 204, 231 Georgas. Steve 20 Georges, Adam 66 Georgescu, Steliana Gershbein. Michael 20. 193 Geshelin. Greg Gesklin. Cindy 20 Gesklin. Patricia 81. 245 Geslani, Marc 49. 240. 241 Gianakakos. Jerry 247 Gianakakos. Tassos Giderof. Ramona 81. 262 Gieler, Kirsten 49. 143, 162. 243. 248 Gilbreath, Amanda 81, 246 Gilerman. Eugene Glatz. Judy Goby. Jeffrey 49. 188 Gociman. Andreea 66. 261 Gold. Carrie 66. 229. 254. 263 Gold. Daniel 18. 21. 118. 196 Gold. Deborah 66. 202 Gold. Eric 81. 198, 199 Gold. Stephanie 21. 38. 98. 264, 265. 266, 267. 273 Goldberg. Andrew 81. 204, 249 Goldbortin. Gordon Goldish. Megan 49. 57. 228. 261. 264, 266 Goldstin, Stacy 21, 273 Golon, Michele 81, 247 Gonzales. Christina 21. 248 Gonzales. Michelle 66 Goodman. Monica 21 Gopinath, Manoj 66 Gordula, Haidee 249 Graf. Michael 82. 247 Graf. Oliver 21 Grais. Benjamin 82 Gramatis. Craig 2. 4. 10. 21. 31 Gramatis, Deanna 21 Gramatis. Kristin 66. 258 Grammas. Dina 66 Grammas. Jimmy 66 Granatelli. Anthony 49. 175 Grandinetti, April 49. 256 Grandinetti, Samuel 66 Grandinetti. Victor 82 Grauer. Brian Greenspan. Rachel 21. 103. 239. 265. 266. 267. 299 Greiner. Brian Greiner, Robert Greinits. Stella 66 Grimaldi. Amy 21 Gripman, Scott 50, 175 Groff man. Robyn 50 Grois, Eugene Grossberg, Joy 7. 21. 118. 137. 141. 142. 143. 148. 162. 248. 251. 294 Grossberg. Mindy 49. 50. 226. 227. 228, 234. 238. 264. 266. 299 Grossgold. Louise Gruzmark. Alex 21 Gubenko. Leonid 22. 174. 175 Guerrero. Cuauhtemoc Guerrero. Felipe Gueyikian, Sebouh 50 Guidote. Jennifer 67 Gummo. John Gannarson, Laura 22. 28. 111. 178. 272 Gurvis. Jeffrey 175, 177 Gurvis. Steven 67 Gut. Brian 22. 205. 223 Guthrie. Karen 67. 148 Gutierrez. Judy 82. 249. 254. 259 Gutterman. Allen 82. 231. 249 Index 289 Index Index Index Index Gutterman, David 82 Gutterman. Gail 22, 29. 190, 242, 243, 256 Ha, Soo-Jung Haddon, David 67. 177 Haegele, Andrea 67 Hagg, Kerstin 22. 228 Hainke, Kristofer 22 Hainke, Kurt 82 Halamish, Zohar 67, 231, 261 Halbac. Adriana 82 Halbac, Claudia 50, 237, 260 Halliday, Lisa 18, 22. 29 Halliday, Urik Hammond. Jill 82. 202 Han. James 50. 245, 260 Han, Louis Han. Moojin 176. 231 Hanga, Angela 22. 40. 41. 144, 226, 228, 261 Hani, John 176 Hanks. Patrick 50 Hanna, Ghassan Hansen. Brian 50. 204, 261 Hansen. Kevin 50. 175, 193 Hansen, Paula 82 Hansen. Rebecca 50, 143, 243 Haque, Danish Harn. Charles 82. 262 Haromi, Doris 50 Harris. Andreas 50. 181 Harris, Craig 22, 50, 221 Harris. Nicoletta 67. 148, 186, 237 Harris. Sara 67, 186, 208 Hart, Helen 18. 22. 137 Hartman. Judith 50 Hartman. Michael 70 Hautala, Matthew 82, 176 Havdala, Michael 50. 97. 230, 234, 238, 240, 241, 246, 299 Hayes. Eric 67. 267 Hedrich, Julie 22. 245, 247 Helwing, Carl 50. 143, 148, 162, 239, 243, 248 Henderson, Ronald Hennessy, Thomas Hepner, Melinda 50. 62. 228, 243, 248 Herman. Richard Hernandez, Lisa Hernandez, Gaycel 82, 259 Heytow, Amy 22 Hieber. Timothy 50. 185, 204 Hintz, Anita 23 Hintzke, Carrie 23. 37, 234, 239, 299 Hirata. Linda 67. 229 Hirsch, Douglas 23 Hirshman, Tracy 67, 229, 266 Hodshire, David 23, 235, 299 Hoeft, Dale 23 Hoelzel, Dennis 50 Hoerrmann, Susan 23 Hoffman, Tahli 50. 261 Hogan. Kelly 82. 8. 249 Holden, Barbara Holden, Elizabeth 63, 67 Holmblad, William Holt. Meredith 60. 67. 236, 261, 263, 266, 267 Holton. Robert 50 Holton, Sean 82 Homer, Cheryl Homicke, Pamela 50, 257 Hong, Edward 67 Hong. Meehee 23. 258 Hoo, Tricia 67. 186, 245, 259 Hortike, Richard Hormis, Paul Horn, Lawrence 50 Horowitz, Ave 67 Hortelano, Gaylyn 50. 201, 245, 259 Hortua, Arturo 3. 82. 176, 204 Hortua, Humberto 50, 204, 205 Horwich, Michael Hosch, Stacy 50. 241, 299 Howe. Cheri 50 Hrajnoha, Tina 50 Hsing, Fan-Hua 23, 256, 259 Hsu. Jason 244 Hsu. Judy 23. 228, 229, 236, 241, 254, 259, 261 Hsu, Tommy 67. 195 Huang. Sharon 97. 232, 237, 239, 256, 261 Huang, Steven 82 Huang, Tan-Feng Hugel, Kristina 50. 261 Hughes. Karen 82. 262 Humphrey, Anne 50, 247, 249 Hurt. Kristin 67 Huss, Michael 50 Hussain, Rummana 241 Hussey. Peter 82. 246 Hwang, Jung 51, 249, 259 Hwang, Sae 56 Hwang, Sam Hwang, Seung Hwang, Sung-Hae Hwang, Sunny 82 lacobazzi, Diana 23, 270 lacobazzi, Joseph 82 Idichandy, Alex Idichandy, Jacob Incze, Dan 23 Incze, Eva 51 Intawiwat, Booraponk Irpino. Anthony 7, 23, 37, 38, 50, 118, 137. 141, 175, 192, 209, 234, 299 Irpino, Dominic 82 Irwin, Richard 82. 176 Isaacson, Jack Isaacson, Paul Isfan, Daniela Isreal, Brian 18, 24, 221 Israel, Stephanie 82, 141, 202 Italiano, Rita Ivicic, Stefani 24 Ivicic, Stjepan Jackson, Elan 67, 245 Jacob, Bobby Jacob. Reena Jacobs. Dawn 12, 24. 41. 110, 111, 182 Jacobs. Marc 82, 249, 261, 262 Jaffray, Robin 24 Jaggi, Sandra Jahjah, Grace 83 Jamero, Lenny Jameson, Richard Janecek, Michael 83, 245 Janessa. Karin 24. 28. 31, 137, 178, 217, 266, 272 Janis, Bradley 83 Jaskolka, Suzette 51 Jeong, Jaewoo 51, 239 Jeong, Soomi 67, 230 Jesse, Christopher 51 Jevremovich, Milenia 24 Jimenez, Gilbert 259 Jimenez. Glenn 259 Jo, Jenny 68 Jo, Tom Joast, Jeffrey Joffe, Aaron 24 Joffe, Jean 88 Johnson, Daniel Johnson, Kevin Johnson, Susan 24 Jordan. Betsy 68, 246 Joseph. Elizabeth 83, 262 Joseph, Emmanuel Joshi, Shalini 51 Jovero, Joan 68. 182, 261, 263 Jovero, Joseph 24, 265, 267 Jun, Woo-Hee Jun, Woon-Sung Jung, Hwan Sang Jung, James 22 Jung, Tony Yun Justesen. Julie 83 Jusufi, Luljeta 65. 68. 129, 229, 263, 266, 267 Kachenchai, Daniel Kachenchai, Tangruth Kaden, Hilary 51. 264, 266, 299 Kaferly. Michael 82. 83 Kahn. Holly 68. 208 Kaim, Heidi 51. 256 Kaiser, Thomas 83 Kalamaris, Lambros 181, 258 Kamenear, Michelle 83, 249 Kamenetsky, Marina 83, 246, 254, 255 Kanellakis, Angela 83, 258 Kanellakis, Dimitria 51. 258 Kang. Deborah 83. 249 Kang, Hak Joon 51, 239 Kang, Joanne 51, 260 Kang, Julie Kang. Sung Joon 83, 176 Kao. Tina Kao, Tom Kaplan, Benjamin 83, 176 Kargozian, Kevork Karahalios, Karrie 68, 234, 258, 261, 299 Karas, Craig 68 Kardaras, Peter 176, 246 Karlesky, Matthew 51. 55 Karras, Georgia 249 Karras, Margarita 68 Karras. Mike 68. 124, 198 Kasianski, Alexander Kasprak, Kristina Katsikonouris, Georgia Katsis, Athina 24 Katsis, Gus 112 Katsules, Pamela 68, 249 Katz, Lenny 51, 92, 126 Katz, Paul 24, 162, 243, 248, 299 o Katz, Scott 51, 246, 247 Katz, Sheri 51 Katzman, Jacqueline 68, 90 Katzman, Julie 51 Katznelson, Ian 68, 246, 247 Katznelson, Scott 83, 246 Kaufman, Gary , 249 Kaufman, Louis Kaufman, Millicent Kave, Brad 22. 25, 37, 196, 197 Kawanaga, Ami 68, 247 Kazarian, David 51 Kazhinsky, Alexander Keaton, Rich 51 Keegstra, Yuri 51, 143, 243 Keller. Robert 25, 196, 299 Kelly. Margaret 83. 228 Keny, Jayesh 83 Kestler, Doreen 68, 202, 203, 299 Khamis, Arthur 8 Khamou, Edward 68 Khan, Shameem 83, 262, 266 Khasho, Bertha 25 Khasho, Ramsey 83 Khasho. Rita 51. 178 Khoshaba, Shadi 83 Khoshaba. Sherine Kiedaisch. Kevin 51. 204 Kiernicki, Kristy 51 Kiernicki, Megan 68 Kim, Benson 25 Kim, Byong Soo 25 Kim, Chong Kim. Christine 51, 234, 235, 238, 239, 261. 264. 299 Kim, David 83 Kim. Duk 68 Kim, Eun Yong 84 Kim. Frank 51. 232, 245 Kim, Grace 25, 245 Kim. Halim Kim, Han Sang 51 Kim, Heejin 261 Kim. Hyun Soo 248 Kim, Hyung Sok Kim, James 84 Kim. Jeannie 51, 227, 239, 244, 245, 261 Kim. Ji Sun 51. 239, 245, 260, 261 Kim. Jihye 84, 249 Kim, Jin 68. 74. 195, 245 Kim, John 25, 293 Kim,Johnny Kim, Joo-Hee 25. 236, 254 Kim. Judy 258, 259 Kim, Michael Kim, Nestor 68 Kim, Paul 25. 268 Kim, Peter 84 Kim, Samuel Kim, Sandy 68 Kim, Sang 84 Kim, Sarah 25, 178 Kim, Sora 84, 249 Kim, Sung Sue 51. 209, 238 Kim, Susie 84, 245, 262, 266 Kim, Yeon Soo 68, 249 Kim, Yoon Hee King, Sheila Kiss, Ronald 51 Klancnik, Anthony 51, 175, 196 Klancnik, Patricia 69 Klapman, Danny 67, 69, 177 Kleiner, Keith 25, 130, 131 Klemenz, Dean 52, 175 Knowles, Megan 52. 246, 247 Knudsen, Diana 69 Ko. Sally 52 Kobeski, Andrew 84, 176 Kobeski, Theodore 26 Kodie, Margaret 84, 249 Koffman, Pauline 69, 237, 245 Kogan. Alix 111, 181, 278 Kogan. Boris 69, 204 Kogan, Irina 52 Kohl, Julie 52 Koliatsis, Rania 84 Koliopoulos, Patricia 26 Kolovos, George 26, 258, 298 Kolovos, Tina 84, 262 Konior, Jolanta 84 Kono, Nancy Kono, Roger 84, 176, 245, 247 Koo, Jennifer 259 Koo, Steve 26 Kopelman, Stella 69 Kopfstein, Elizabeth Kopfstein, Laura Kopier, Christopher 26 Korol. Jack 26, 245, 246, 247 Korolis, John 52 Korolis, Maria 26 Koscak, Kristina 26 290 Index Index Index Index Index Koukos, George 52 Kozakov, Marianna Kozil, Maxyne 26, 247 Kozil, Tracy 246, 247 Kozlowski, Barbara 69, 208 Kozlowski, Brian 84, 176, 204 Kozlowski, Margaret 52. 208 Krakow, Stefanie 26 Kramer, Marla 84, 208 Kramer, Tamara 52, 217 Kreher, Lisa Kreher, Scott Kreimer, Susan 52, 236, 239, 261 Kreimont, Charna 84 Kreitzman, Eric 52 Krerowicz, Richard 52 Kristoff, Mark 84. 204 Kron, Ivy 2, 51, 52 Krone, Karla 22, 26 Krone, Matthew 84 Kroner, Brett 84, 176, 262, 266, 267 Krop, Elliot Krueger, Tammy 52 Kucera, Peter 52 Kuinius, Diane Kumar, Anil 69 Kuo. Nancy Kurup, Anita 84 Kusecek, Dennis 69 Kwon, Ali 49. 52, 228, 236, 239, 254, 261, 299 Kwon, Yong 246 Kwong, Dennis 84 LaLiberty, Andrew 52, 175, 196 LaLiberty, Matthew 69. 198, 199 Lall, Kristina 52, 178, 217, 230, 231, 241 Lallas, Athanacia 52, 208 Lally, John 52. 196 LaManna, Jacqueline 69 Lamlech, Deborah 84 Lantech, Ronald 26 Landicho, Michelle 84, 254, 259 Lando, David 69 Langis, George 27, 180, 222 Lantsberg, Alexander 232, 261 LaPorte, Lisa 27 LaPorte, Thomas 84, 246 Lapp, Judith 52 Larenas, Charles 52, 238, 260 LaRosa, Tina 84, 228 Laroussa, Carrie 84, 238 Larraondo, Lisa 27 Larsen, Christine 84, 232 Lasker, Stacey 52 Lasowski, Lisa 142, 143, 148, 238 Latash, Michael 52, 232 Law. Ching-Man 53, 259 Law, Sai-Man 84, 259 Lazar, Lawrence 69 Lazar, Ninaf Lazar, Patricia 53 Leader, Jesse 69 Leander, Lisa 84 Lebovitz, Paul 53 Leboy, Elissa 84. 87, 172, 186, 249 Lebrun, Jay 85, 246 Lederer, Brian Ledwon, Laura 85, 232, 246 Ledwon, Scott 177 Ledwon, Timothy 8, 27 Lee, Agnes 53 Lee, Amy 53, 236 Lee. Anna 16. 18, 27. 43. 268 Lee, Betty Lee. Cornelia 69. 247 Lee. David 53 Lee, Dennis 69 Lee. Edward 53. 59. 193 Lee. Elizabeth 27 Lee. Hye Ri 27. 260 Lee, James 70 Lee. James Won Hi 8, 53, 175, 258 Lee, Jean 70 Lee, Jennifer 70 Lee. John 27. 193 Lee. Joo-Yup 70, 177 Lee, Josph 246 Lee, Monica 85 Lee. Rack 70. 177, 193, 195 Lee, Seung Yong 85, 176 Lee, Seung-Sook 27 Lee, Susan 85 Lee, Tony Lee, Yong Koo 85. 176 Leeds, Kevin 70 Leibovich. Elena 50. 53 Lejlic, Alica 70. 246, 196 Lepold, Sandra 27 Lereno, Maria 27 Lester, Erin 257 Lev, Len Levin, Davita 85, 148, 149, 249 Levin, Ellian 27 Levin. Naomi 53, 237 Levine. Cindy 28. 38. 133, 265, 266, 267 Levinson, Janelle 70. 75, 297 Levy, Robert 28 Lewin, Brian 85. 176 Lewis, Michelle 53, 241 Lewis, Philip 85. 176 Lichtenstein, Beth 53, 143, 156, 162, 243, 248 Lieb, David 53, 162 Lieb, Jeremy 85, 245 Lieber, Daniel 85 Lieberman, Susan 53, 264 Light, Jordan 53 Light. Rachel 85, 262 Lim, Nancy 70. 228, 245 Limber, Andreas 258 Limber, Demetrios 28, 258 Lin. Helena 70, 245, 248 Lin, James Lin, Shaw Linangkul, David 85, 245 Linangkul, Jeannie 70, 85, 259 Liolis, Argyris 62 Liosatos, Anne 28. 33. 41, 234, 235, 239, 261, 264, 265, 266, 267, 298, 299 Litwin, Jason 28 Liu. 1-Wen 263 Liu, Jia Liu. John 53, 205, 239, 256 Liu, Mary 85. 262 Liu. Robert 28, 230, 243, 256, 259 Liu, Tony 53, 259 Livaditis, Steve 28 Lloyd, Dana Lo, Grace 70 Lo, John 85 Lochner, Kelli 53, 178, 179 Lochner, Kevin 28. 32. 38. 41, 111, 115, 293 Loewenthal, Kimberly 86. 148, 149 Loewenthal, Roddy 28, 246, 247 Lopez, Paul 28 Lorincz, Delia 256 Lovett. Lisa 28 Loyfman, Alex 28 Lu, Flora 86 Lucia, Lisa 70 Lucki, Nina Luisi, Rosario 175 Lukens, Christine 86. 208, 249 Lukens, Kathleen 70 Lundsberg, Anders 175 Lutz, Stacy 2, 51, 53. 288 Lyubansky, Mikhail 53. 231, 240, 241, 247 Macalingdong, Simeon 70. 177 Macandrews, Jennifer 86 Macejak, Ursula 86, 246 Mackey. Michelle 29. 247 Mahute, Bryan 204 Makdah, Renee 53 Makedonski, Demitra 53 Makhlouf, Isam 29, 243, 256 Malina, Aaron 29, 245, 247 Malizia, Shelley 70 Malkin. Benjamin 29, 132, 133. 136, 213, 265, 266 Malkin. Elliott 85. 86. 194, 262. 266, 267 Malkin. Jason 53. 260 Malko, Marcel 176 Malnekoff, Marnie 53, 182 Man, Charles 53 Mancera. Sal Mandell, Robert 53. 175 Mandl, Jamilyn 70 Mangul, Romeo 29, 234, 299 Maniscalco, Louis Manning. Nina 70 Mar-Yohana. Kathrine 216 Mar-Yohana, Marc 70. 177 Marcus. Brian 70. 75, 262, 263 Margolin, Jeff Marinakis. Jana 70, 236, 258, 263, 266, 267 Markfield, Pamela 29 Marks. Aaron 53. 175 Marks, Pamela 29 Marnell, Ralph Marron, Patrick 29 Mart, Jennifer 86, 262 Martin. Kelly 29. 43 Martin. Wendy 29. 38. 182 Martinez, Jane 53 Martinson. Lisa 29. 243, 247 Massias, Debbie Masterton, Owen 53 Matan, Sandra 61, 70 Mathai, Rachel 86. 249 Mathew. Charles 86 Matsuda. Jeffrey 29 Matusovsky. Dmitry Matuszak, Donald 53 Matz. David 30 Mavric, Diane 86. 262, 266, 267 Mazarakis. Daphne 67. 70. 158. 229, 263. 266. 267 Mazarakis. Thomas 30, 243 May, Theresa 70 May, Tom 18, 30 McAllister. Kim 30. 178, 208, 216, 225, 247. 261 McKnight. Holly McCarthy, Coleen 30 McCulloh. Heather 54. 227, 228 McGeary, Jennifer 54. 245 McGinley. Judy 30 McGovern. Shawn 86. 299 McGuire. Jason 54 McManus. James McMath. Keith 54. 185 Medow, Joshua 86. 176, 249 Meindle. Jennifer Meindle. Louis Meisner, Elizabeth 30. 41. 115 Meixner, Karin 30 Melendez, Guiselle 70 Mendoza. Gordon 177 Mendoza. Licarion 175 Mercado. Aurelit 30, 37 Mercado. Mary Merkel. Patrick 54. 238 Meunier. Jeff 70. 177 Meyer. Larry 30. 175 Meyerovitz, Elissa 86 Meyerovitz, Jordan 19, 30. 299 Miark a, Ida 70 Miceli, Kimberly 54 Michaels. Angelo 45 Michaels. Tracey 22. 30. 37. 38. 158. 228. 234, 261. 273, 299 Mihelic. Dara 54. 239 Mikaelian, Gary 70 Milbrandt. Alan 71 Milewski, Christine 31 Miller. Brian 18. 31 Miller. David 54. 196 Miller, Karen 86. 249, 202 Miller. Cari 54 Miller. Richard 86. 176 Miller. Sherri 71. 257. 260 Mills. Lawrence 22. 31. 196. 197, 240. 241, 251 Milovanovic, Dejan Milsk. Laura 31 Milstein. Beth 31. 239, 299 Minx. Anna 71 Minx. Christopher 54 Miyama. Misato 71. 190. 256. 259 Misra, Amitabh Mitofsky. Sandra 86. 247 Mittelman, Bryan 31. 185, 240, 241, 265, 267 Mittelman. Lisa 86. 186. 262, 267 Mizock, Julie 71. 239. 263. 266. 267 Midilevsky. Mark 71 Mogilner. Laura 86. 262 Mohrdieck. Bert 54 Mohrlein. Dana 71. 72. 129, 208, 263, 266. 267 Mollett. Sean 54 Moloney. Maria 54. 228. 291 Monaco. Anthony Monroy, Ted 71 Mooshey, Michael Moradia. Haresh 71 Moradia. Manish Moreth. Brian 86. 185 Moreth. Scott 54. 112, 175 Morris. David 54. 245, 246. 247, 260 Morton. Christopher 54. 175 Moy. Aaron 31. 231. 232 Moy. Priscilla 71 Moyer. Jennifer 54 Mraovic, Gordie 54. 264 Much. Karin 63. 71. 236. 239. 240, 241, 263, 266 Mueller. Carol 86 Mugford. Keith 234 Mulingbayan. Desi 86. 246 Mundhra. Nikesh 176, 231 Mundhra. Rakesh 71. 231. 256 Munic, Ken 8. 27. 31. 38. 114. 116. 265. 266. 278 Murgas. Evie 11. 22. 31. 38. 228 Murillo. Adrian 71 Murphy, Heather 31 Murphy. Kevin 71. 177, 198 Murray. Sarah 86. 267 Murschel, Christopher 54 Muth. James Maria Moloney and Joan Colletta flash their pearly whites for parents attending Open House. Cheerleaders helped to guide parents to classrooms Nadick. Robyn 71. 263 Nadolski. Amanda 86 Nafpliotis, Demetrios Nafpliotis, Matula 86 Nafpliotis. Nick 29. 31. 175 Najiullah. Parveen 54. 234. 235, 299 Nakabayashi. Tairiku 71 Nakai. Brian 32. 245 Nakai. David Nam. Sang Eun 86 Namba. George 86 Naumann. Michael 193 Navarro. Carmen 71. 202 Neal. John Nelsen. Julia 32 Nelson. Jennifer 32. 208, 251 Neuhauser, David 32. 221 Newhouse. Eric Nicolaou. George 54 Niedermaier. Brad 86. 176 Nikolakakis. Estelle 2. 17. 51. 54. 234. 235. 297. 288. 299 Nikolakakis. Jim 196 Niziolek, Jacqueline 32 Noda. Richard Noe. Tiffany 86. 97 Noesen. Barbara 24. 32. 279 Noesen. Karen 71. 229 Nole. Donald 32. 175, 196. 197 North. Bobby 54 Noussias, Sofie 54 Novoselsky. Matthew 86. 176, 262 Nowikowski. Matthew 54 Nudelman. Mindy 54 Nulman. Veronica 71 N ussbaum. Aaron O ' Brien. Richard 54. 175 O ' Mann. Keith Index 291 Index Index Index Index 292 Obrien. Michael 54 Oden. Mark Oden. William Odirakallumkal. Matthew 54 Odishoo. Ninus 32 Ohanjanian, Nick 176 Ohlson. Melissa 54. 230 Okmin. Mara 71. 80. 190. 234. 261. 299 Olander. Carlene 55 Olea. Raquel 249. 254. 259 Olea. Roselle 55. 143. 254. 259 Olivares. Tirso 71 Oliver. Christopher 32 Oliver. Kirk 32. 112, 204. 205. 251 Ong. Cynthia 55. 245. 261 Opalinski. Dana 86 Oraha. Vivian Orawiec. Halina 55, 186, 187 Orsic. Eric 33. 55. 152. 213. 260. 267 Orsic. Karin 4. 32. 111. 137. 239. 265. 266. 267 Oselano. Amy 87 Oseland. Eric 117. 204. 245. 247 Owens. Deborah Owens. Dena 32 Ozaki. Brian 87 Oztekin. Kevin 55 Paek. Carol 33. 240. 241. 299 Paek. Timothy 71 Pagos. Georgette 33. 239 Pak. Choi Min Pak, Kyong Palacios. Oscar 71. 185 Pandya. Kokila Pangulinan, Elda 33 Panoutsos. Denise 7. 64, 71. 258 Panoutsos, Valery 55. 258 Pansuria, Saurin 71 Papadopoulos. George Papaioannou. Bill 87 Paphitis. Julia 71. 245 Papoutsakis. George 87 Pappas. Lynn 2. 55. 186. 258 Paprocki. Eugene 55 Parayno. Rossini 33. 98 Park. Carol 86. 262. 266. 267 Park. Charlotte 18. 33. 239 Park. Christina 71. 229 Park. Damon 261 Park. Hong Joon 33. 233 Park. Lisa Park. Michael 71. 198 Park. Sue 87. 228, 245 Park. Sung Joon 58. 233 Park. Tina 238. 266 Parker, Kristine 87 Parrillo, Wayne Parsram, Nalini Pasia. Maybelline 87 Pasmanik. Renata 87 Pastorelli. Richard 55 Patel. Alpesh 71 Patel. Minal 87 Patel. Pallavi Patel. Prashant 55 Patel. Rohini 72. 190 Patel. Rohit 33. 111. 213 Patel. Swetal „ Patel. Videsh Patel. Vijay Paton. Robert 87. 176 Patrian. Annamarie 33 Patyk. Jane 87 Patyk. John 33 Paulino. May 72 Paulsen. Peter Pecs. Kimberly 72, 297 Pecs. Tracy 72. 263 Pedersen. Elizabeth Pedraza. Derek 55 Pemble. Melvin 33. 231 Pemble. Shayla 87. 186 Penn. Nancy 55. 190. 238. 264. 266 Peretz, Anikka Perez Pablo 72 Perez. Rodolfo 33. 175 Pergl. William 33. 50. 181. 193. 296 Peroulas. James 243 256 258 Peroulas. Peter 87 Perrotta, Tracy 34 Persky. Laura 34. 162. 248 Peterson. Dennis 72. 177 Pfeifer. Peter 55. 247 Phillips. Eric 55. 260 Pierini. Marny 44. 55. 182. 266. 295 Pilouris. Stacy 87 Piluris. Tina 34 Pine. Robert 55. 193 Pinsel. David 34 Pintang. Roderick 11. 34. 41 Index Pintang. Rodney 214. 259 Pintz, Karen 34. 98 Pitsios, Deedee 55. 258 Pitsios. Patricia 72. 258 Pitts. Gail 55 Platz. Kristina 87 Pobol. Mary 34 Polek. Annette 55, 182 Pollack. Jason 247 Pollack. Julie 87. 202. 249 Pomerantz, Michele 87 Pontikas. Martha 34 Ponto, James 87 Popke. Karen 72 Popovic. Marija 55. 247 Popovic, Clement 245 Porter. Jessica 34 Posavac. Steven 34. 175 Posner. Rachel 56. 228. 236, 239. 254 Poulos. Anastasia 87 Poulos. Scott 32. 34. 175 Pozdol. Debra 56. 186. 187, 201 Presley. Alison 245 Price. Nicole 56. 241. 267 Pritzker, Joshua 88. 176 Pritzker, Stephanie 34. 228. 229, 254 Psyhogios. Frank 35. 258. 269 Psyhogios. Sofia 72, 258 Pudi, Agnes Puljic, Christine 72. 236, 299 Puljic. John 35. 37. 180 Pullano, Anne 62. 72. 129. 229. 263. 266. 267 Puthusseril. Sabina 35. 190. 232. 247, 248 Pyter. Geoffrey 17. 88. 176 Quach, Roger 56, 256 Quach. Susan 56. 239, 256. 260 Queen, Timothy 56, 175, 290 Quilici. Lena 35. 144. 226, 228 Qureshi, Ansa 56, 232, 234, 237. 256, 261. 299 Qureshi. Huma 88. 299 Rakovic, Danny 88 Ramirez. Kimberly 72 Ramirez. Vicky 88 Ranseyer. Calvin 5. 54. 56. 175, 192 Rana, Ahson Rana. Huma 35 Rana, Wasim Rappin. Gregory 18. 41 Rappin. Victoria 88. 208. 228. 262. 266. 267 Rasmussen. Maria Ratnow. Cindy 56. 264. 266. 299 Raucci, Maria 56. 261 Ravella, Meena 29. 35. 190. 243. 256 Reese. Kenneth Regan. Herb 18. 35, 234, 299 Reichert. Whitney Reiff. Laura 35 Reitman, Susan 56 Remillard. Elizabeth 88. 186. 249 Remke. Beth 72. 234. 260. 299 Remke. Julie 56 Remon. Magdiel 88. 176 Remon, Miguel 56, 260 Rentzelos, Paul 176 Repique. Fritzie 56, 248. 259 Repique, Mitchel 88. 176 Ress. Helen 72. 201. 263 Ress, Helen 72 Restrepo. Marc Revelins. Beatrise 56. 68. i78. 179. 245. 259. 261 Reyes. Gigi Reyes. Maine 72. 257. 259 Reynolds. Tom 35. 299 Reznik. Dahlia 72. 229, 263. 266 Reznik. Matthew 56. 243 Rhee. David 35 Rhee. Jennifer 56 Rhee. Lesley 88. 246 Richards. Brian 247 Richards. Jeffery 88. 176 Richardson, Elliot 72. 248 Riding. Todd 88. 176 Ridley. Claudia 35. 201 Riha, Robert Ring. Dr. Donald 94. 100. 108. 124. 259 Rintranukool. Tom Ripley. Jemuel 56 Rissman, Aron 88. 177 Rivero. Sylvia 88 Roberts. Christi 35 Roberts. Kimberly 88 Roberts. Robert 88 Robertson. Tammy 56. 245 Roccaforte. Marc Rocklin. Eden 56 Roddy. April 249 Roderich. Eric 72 Rodriguez. Jennifer 72 Rodriguez. Henry 238 Roelle, Steven 88 Rogalla, Mark Rogers. Ronald Rohter. Michael Rolf. Christine 72. 257 Roma. Amy 56. 249 Romano, Vincent 80. 176 Romashko. Todd 36. 175 Rosales. June 56. 259 Rosales. Paul 88 Rosen. Mitchell Rosen. Steve 36. 185. 241 Rosenbaum. Jay 56. 126 Rosenberg. Hope 72 Rosenberg. Rachel 36 Rosenberg. Rachel 68 Rosenblat, Tanya Rosental. Paul Rosenthal. Jon 72, 247 Rosow. Gregory 36. 230, 242, 243 Ross. Geoffrey 72. 177 Roth. Louis Roth, Steven 88 Rothbardt. Carey 88 Rothman, Colin 88 Roumeliotis, Bessie Rouse. Brandie Rubens. Sheryl 36. 247 Rubenstein, Susan 36 Rubin. Deborah 18. 36. 239. 248 Rubin. Jeremy 72 Rudin. Greg 33. 36. 193. 267 Rudin. Steven 72,°74, 204. 238 Rugendorf, Dawn 46. 56. 238. 264 Ruiz. Dorelen 259. 262 Ruley. Jean 36 Runo, Adam 88 Russell. Brian 56 Rutman. Yuri 72. 245 Ryan, Colleen Sabapathy. Malathi 56. 260 Sabapathy. Meenakshi 88 Sagalovsky. Victor 73 Sair. Arnie 88 Saitta. Stacy 36 Sajdak. Walter 56 Sakolsky. Michelle 56. 257 Salceda. Renmar 89 Saletnik. Beata 56. 261 Salkin. Benjamin 36 Saltouros, Dimitra 73. 263 Saltouros. Vicki 89 Salus. Bryan Sanchez. Arturo 36. 172, 204. 205, 209 Sanchez. Hector 56 Sanders. Margaret Sangalang, Ethelind 73 Santillan. George 37. 193, 251 Santucci, Cara 89 Sapper. Mouna Sathy, Anup 37 Sauerman, Timothy 73, 246 Savvakis. Angela 89. 208 Sax. Linda 56. 247 Scearce. Pattie Schaefer. Richard 22. 37. 299 Schaefer. Robert Schaffer. Steven 22. 37. 251 Schapira. Lisa 56. 228 Schauwecker, Jacqueline 73. 249 Schielie. Ted Schmidt. Jodi Schmidt. Renee 37 Schmitt. Steven 89 Schnayer, Marsha 37 Schnaitmann. Danny 73. 263 Schneider. Heidi 89 Schoen, Scott Schoknecht. Bradford 73 Schoknecht. Michelle 89, 249 Schoknecht. Paul 37 Schrager. Laura 89 Schrager. Marla 63. 73. 239, 266. 299 Schramm. Paul 56, 175, 196 Schroeder. Kathy 56. 257 Schultz. Robert Schuman. Greta 89 Schusteff. Mark 37. 239 Schwager, Roswitha Schwartz, Ami 37. 143 Schwartz. Andrea 57 Schwartz. Gayle 57. 238. 264 Sebastian. April 73. 249 Sebastian. Joan 73 Seeber. Kaye 89. 249 Seidman. Jeffrey 146. 204 Seleman. Rory 57. 193 Seligman, Amber 89 Serdin. Mark 89. 176 Sergot, Matthew Serrano. Noelia 89. 254 Seung. Dina 73 Seung, Sam 37 Sevilla. April Sfikas, Stella Shaffer. Travis 89 Shakir. Sofia 232. 260. 261 Shamim, Ejaz 230. 231. 232 Shamim. Samina 261 Shamoon. Hanan 37 Shamoun, Janet 57 Shapiro. Scott 57. 193 Shariff. Sameena 57, 260. 299 Shedroff. Jennette 37 Shehade. Amjad 89 Sheirok, Jay 57 Shemroske, Cathryn 73 Shiftman. Caryn 116 Shiftman, Kevin Shiftman. Mindy 38 Shimanski. Steven 73. 177 Shin. Jenny 89. 245 Shipp. Becka 57. 201 Shnayder. Gennady 176 Shulman, Maxim 57, 196 Siciliano. Dana 36. 38. 274, 281 Siddiqui. Anjum Siddiqui. Mohammed 38 Siddiqui. Shazia Siegel. Benjamin 73 Siegel. Joshua 249 Signoretti. Dave Silverman. Rome 38 Silverman, Susan 22. 38 Silvio. Anna 73 Silvio. Maria 89 Sim. Christina 90 Sim. Jae Won 175 Simon. Jennifer 90. 243 Singer. Danielle 57. 72. 264 266. 299 Singer. Gwen 18. 38 Singer. Richard 90 Singh. Harjit 74 Sivek. Gus Skoglund. Jeffrey 38 Slisz. Nathalie 38 Slutzky. Marc 63. 74. 243. 256. 261 Smetkowski, Venessa 90. 245 Smith. Catherine 21. 22. 38. 57. 158. 265 299 Smith. Elizabeth Smith. Kenneth 185. 204. 245 Smolinski. David 38. 50. 196 Sobczak. Ronald 38. 175 Sobie. Lisa 74 Sohn, Sascha 90 Sokalski. Kimberly 74. 208 Index Index Index Index Sokolowski. Brian 176 Solomensky. Albert Solomon. Francine Solomon. Ninos Solomon. Tiglath Son. Julie Son. Richard 74 Song. Carolyn 38. Ill 140 Song. Rea-Kyung 236 Soren. Alexander 39 Sorkin. Mitchell Sosnowski, Barbara 74 Sosnowski. Chris 57. 178 Sosnowski. Joan 39 Sotiropoulos. George 39. 175. 251. 258 Speake. Jon 90 Spear. Tracy 18. 39 Speidel. Mark 39 Spiropoulos. Michael 246. 247 Springer. Robert 113. 177 Spuccia. Sam Spyrison. Andrew Spyropoulos. Soula 39. 239. 261. 267 Stankiewicz. Arthur 74 Stansel. Kelly 74 Stansel. Travis Stark. Angela 74 Starr. Abby 18. 39 Stary. Martin Statland. Emily 90. 262 Statland. Leanne 57. 237. 239, 261. 267 Steele. Kevin 57. 143. 162. 243, 248 Stegich. Anthony 57. 221 Stein. Laila 57. 143. 148. 247. 248 Steiner. David 39. 151. 245. 247 Steiner. Linda 39. 201, 217 Stefskal. Russell Stergios. Sandy 178. 201 Stern. Corey 74. 195 Stern. Matthew 74 177. 195 Stevens. Kimberly Stiegel. Michelle 90. 249 Stipisic. Elizabeth 36 39. 228. 254 Stoeterau. Ross 90 Stoeterau. Ryan 39 Stotland Marc 11 244 274 Stratigakes Nicholas 188. 189 222 299 Stratigakes. Stacy 27 38 41 137. 266 Struch. Eric 90 Struck. Jennifer 90 Strusiner. Bret 177 195 Strusiner. Nicole 57 Strybel. Kristine 74 Strykowski. Michelle 90. 246. 249 Stuermer. John 57 Stulac John 39 Stulman. Rosalie 58 Subotich. Francoise Subrinsky. Jordan Surati. Pranay 90 Sutberry. Timothy 58 Suzara. Fernando 204. 259 Suzuki, Sayaka 90 Swanson. Katie 40 Sybert. Thomas 90. 245 Szabo. Dawn 40 Szewczyk. Gregory 90. 231 Szewczyk. Jason 58 Tadelman. Marc 74. 193. 194. 195 Taheny. Lana 40 Takehara. Karian Taldone. Phillip 40 Tamillo. Carson 90 Tamunday. Maritess 40. 236. 254. 259 Tanis. Darren Taormina. Matthew 74. 82. 177 Tarica, Joseph 40 Tavoularis. Penny 258 Taylor. Claire 186 Telengater. Adam 74. 143. 148. 243. 248 Temmerman. Tim Tentser, Karen Tepper. Lisa 73. 74. 238 Terestsky. Arre 23 Teschky Steven 90. 176 Theisen. Scott 58 Theodore. Mary 182 Theofanis. Phyllis Theotokatos. Linda 58. 151. 228. 264 Theotokatos. Susan 58. 258 Therios. Anastasia 58. 258 Theurer. Lisa Thilk. Steven Thill. Pamela 40 Thomas. Geojoe Thompson. Sundy 49. 58. 201. 216 Tiersky. Arthur 40. 123. 142. 143. 148. 162. 243 Tiersky. Marcia 74. 299 Tikhtman. Vladimir 246. 247 Till. Janet 40 Tipesco. Mike 33. 242. 243 Tipescu. Mircea 40 Tipsombudboon, Sommord Tittle. Herbert 75. 177 Toban. Scott 58. 74. 260 Tobar Ana 75. 239 Tolksdorf. Christopher Tolstunova. Inna Tomacic. Gabrielle 16. 40. 295 Tomczyk. Greg 177 Torres. Jerusha 90. 228. 246. 259 Trajano. Mike 198 Trob. Ananna 75 Trouillot. Pascale 58. 159. 162. 243. 248. 249 Trouillot. Vladimir 90 Tsagalis. Angelo 40. 175. 193. 225. 258 Tsagalis. William 177, 195 Tsao. Chih-Lun 75. 233. 259 Tsau. John 41. 231 Tsevis. Bill 75 Tsipianitis. Spiro 58. 193. 258 Tsoulos. Georgia 58 Tsubely. Merav 58. 143. 261 Tulen. Faith 90. 259 Tulen. Fehlyn 58. 258. 259 Turetzky. Ari 41 Turos. Michelle 90. 262 Turry. Adam Tziortzis. Alek 41. 230. 237. 243. 256 Tziortzis. Desey Tsortzis. Patty 58. 151. 182. 234. 235. 245. 247. 258. 299 Tzotzolis. Mary 71. 75. 258 Udoni, Robert 58 Uehlein, Cindy Uhm. Monica 6. 41. 228. 254. 266. 267 Ukleba. Madlen Urso. Lana 90. 228. 262. 266. 267 Usman. Ghazala 90. 261 Utanoff. Bradley 58. 212 Utanoff. Lori 3. 75. 190. 262. 263 Utsunomiya. Ai 58 Utsunomiya. Riki 75. 195 Uygun. Mutlu 90 Vala. Rita 64. 75 Valavanis Jimmy 58 Valdez. Rogelio Valencia. Wendy 71. 75. 183 Valenti. Ann 41. 72. 299 Valfer. Tamara 90. 238 Valic. Jennifer Valignota. Jovino 58. 175 Valignota. Lalaine 41 Vanalst. Melissa 90 VanMersbergen. Brian 75. 198. 247 VanMersbergen. Kenneth 90. 246. 249 Vardon Michael 90. 176. 246 Vargas. Javier 196 Vastag. Tibi Vayzman. Helen 41. 237, 239. 261 Vervilas. Gus Vetra. Lisa 58. 239 Villamil. Elizabeth Virchinsky. Lisa 58. 239. 260. 267 Vlahakis, Rula Vopal. Charlotte 41 Vrbos. Alan 58 Vucic. Miki 58. 182 Vydra. Olga 91. 249 Waggoner. Angela 41. 243 Waggoner. Jerry 75 Wagner. Deborah 91 Wagner. Lauren 58. 208. 239 Wallin. Andrew Walters. Dyan 75 Walters. Julie Wang. Li-Mei 58 Wang. Li-Yi Warden. Lisa 58 178. 248 Warden. Patrick 41 Wark. Joseph Wasserman. Scott Watson. Eric Wawrzyniak. Theresa 91. 262 Weberman. Michelle 41. 140. 239. 261 Weberman. Mindy 91. 246. 249 Weinberg. Brian 91. 176 Weinberg. Donica 58. 178. 245 Weinberg. Greg 247 Weinberg. Lonne Weinstein. Keef 75. 177. 198, 248 Weisman. Jamie 58. 208 Weiss. Jennifer 41 Weiss. Melissa 75. 245. 247. 260 Weiss. Michael 91 Western. Heather 245 Western, Jessica 75. 182 Wezio. Donna 59. 68. 239. 249 Whalin. Gina 42 Whang. Yoo Mee 261 Whelan. Donald Whelan. Scott 75 Wickell. Julie 12. 41. 42. 273. 295. 299 Wickremesekera, Shehan 41 Wieclaw. Collette 88. 91. 249 Wierzchon. Thomas 91 Williams. Dawn Williams. Lisa 91. 246 Williams. Terry 51. 59 Williamson. John 91. 176. 246 Williamson. Lilianna 37. 42 Wiltgen, Carolyn 91 Wiltgen. Julie 59. 248 Winer. David 75. 246. 247 Winer. Matthew 42. 143. 148. 243. 248 Winston. Evan 238 Wishmck. Lawrence 59. 193 Witzgall. John 42. 249 Woldarczyk. Thomas 59 Wojtalik Debra 59. 141 Wollenberg. Andrea 42. 273 Wong. Yen Yee Woo. Hyun Wozniak. Andrew Wozniak. Julie 12. 42 119. 137 276 Wright. Christian 59. 247 Wright. Darla 59 Wright. Maria 59. 245. 247 261 Wright. Rhonda 75 Wright. Trish 75 Wuehr. Sonja Wurthmann. Earl 77. 91 Wurthmann. Laurel 59 Xentaras. Theodore 36. 42. 155 Yactor. James 42 Yamaguchi Ryoko 59. 208 209 Yampolsky Leo 42 Yang. Richard 75 Yaras Paul 232 Yaroo. Ban 42 Yashon. Bennett 38. 43 100 234 240 244. 265. 299 Yefimov. Masha 143. 190 Yefsky. Jon 43. 213 Yep. Emily 18. 43. 178 Yetter. Laura 43. 201 210 251 Yi. Tom 43 Yim. Henry 43. 224 Yim. Kathy 59. 260 Yim. Tom 43 Yoo. Hae Ra Yoo. Hae Shin 91 Yoo. Hyung Joo 91 Yoo. Jean 18. 43. 228 Yook. Kang 91 Yoon. Harry 59, 175. 232. 245 Yoon. Julie 91. 262. 266 Youkhana. Wayne 43. 292 Youstra. Brett 59. 175. 193 Yu. Janey 59. 239. 245 256. 259. 260. 267 Yu Michael 59. 231. 259 Yu Robin 91. 129 228. 246 256 Yu Yong Tae 232. 233. 299 Yung. Helen 43. 239 254 Yung. May 59 Zaia. Luma 43 Zaia. Nuha 71 Zarate. Shanin 59. 182 Zarifopoulos. Elena 91 249 Zaslavsky. Leonid Zazra. Carolyn 91. 262 Zeff. Kenneth 75 111 239 Zeldin. Eugene 91 Zelewsky. Jeremy Zimmerman. Jonathan Zingerman. Leoned 59. 246 Zito. John Zmora. Neta 59 Zoldoszka. Andy 59. 204 Zurita. Michael Index 293 Congratulations go out to senior Joy Gross- berg as she is crowned Homecoming Queen. Joy was one of the ten nominees who partici¬ pated in the election. A flawless performance is the result of continuous prac tice. The Varsity cheerleaders climb to great heights during a school pep assembly. Junior Ares Ebreo and date share a memorable evening at the Homecoming Ball. Couples from every class level attended. Checking Out After lot of brief break. tiresome dancing, Pablo Blanco and Danielle Cham take a Their space on the dance floor awaits them to return. The mod 28 bell buzzed throughout the silent hall¬ ways of NiWeHi every week¬ day at 2:25 pm. Mobs of cheerful students filled the deserted halls as they “Checked Out” from their fi¬ nal classes. For a number of these students, the mod 28 be ll meant running to catch the early bus, grabbing an after school snack in the cafeteria, going to a sport or club activity, waiting in front of room 140 to serve a de¬ tention, or rushing out of school in order to make it to their parttime jobs on time. As for the other less fortu¬ nate students, the mod 28 bell did not designate that it was time to “Check Out”. They were forced to remain behind closed doors until 2:40, therefore the 2:25 bell only reminded them that they had 15 minutes left of class. Concentration was dif¬ ficult for these students due to the constant disturbance of banging lockers, the roar¬ ing sound of engines running as classmates exited the parking lot, and other ex¬ cess volume within the build¬ ing. These deprived students who either had a lab or an art class envied the others who left at 2:25. “Having a class until the 29th mod tended to cause difficulties for the unfortunate students who had to catch the bus,” stated Marny Pierini. Check¬ ing out at 2:40, or 2:25 if you’re lucky, was actually a privilege that West students enjoyed. Other neighboring schools checked out of school as late as 2:50 pm., or even 3:30 pm! Despite the fact that classes ended at 2:40, that did not mean that the school doors closed. An abundance of students tended to leave school at a much later time. Being involved in a sport or club activity often meant re¬ maining in the building for quite some time. Eventually, students did check out of school, but only to find themselves checking in again the next morning! ’Senior, seniors, ” chant Midnight Rider members Julie Wickell and Gabi Tomacic. Once again, the seniors could be heard above all other class levels. Indians make it clear to all that they are 1. The Homecoming Parade was one of the greatest highlights of the entire week Checking Out 29b Seniors " Check Out " Fond Memories As seniors prepare for col- new social life. During this lege and type their applica- time many strong friend- tions they begin to reflect ships were made that would upon their experiences of last throughout and far be- the last four years. They no- yond their high school tice the drastic diffe rences years, between their freshman and The insecurities and senior year. pieces of life that seemed so As Freshmen, they en- distant and scattered devel- countered many new and oped and came together as unfamiliar faces, sounds, seniors. Finally reaching the and sights. They had a status, they found them- strange feeling in the pit of selves giving advice rather their stomachs, as they than receiving it. Indeed wondered what they would they suspected that there encounter from that very were many moments at moment until their gradu- Niles West they would never ation. Some had heard from have the opportunity to re¬ upperclassmen, that “these live. In fact, they now know are the best years of your that many of the sights that life, live them to the fullest.” have become so familiar will Genius Bill Pergl impresses classmates with his exceptional mathematical skills. Now everyone knows where to turn to when in need of a helping hand. A group of seniors debate over who most closely resembles Barny of The Flmtstones It seems unanimous that Howie Aronesti is the winner. On the contrary, others heard, “these are the times to buckle down, for college lies ahead.” Freshmen ac¬ cepted this advice not know¬ ing what else to do in this foreign environment. As the year progressed, these inex¬ perienced freshman learned to balance their schedule in an academic way, while also discovering extra time for a one day become dim. There are certain faces that they will forget and no longer be able to recognize, and oth¬ ers that will stay with them always. The seniors are leav¬ ing. knowing that they are not coming back. But a por¬ tion of their experiences and memories that they have shared will always remain at Niles West. An anonymous student takes a moment to " clown” around with class¬ mates. A variety of original disguises were witnessed on Halloween. 296 Checking Out up on students. Before going out into the brilliant daylight, sophomore Kim Pecs adjusts Janelle Levinson ' s shades. After all, that’s what friends are for! Junior Estelle Nilolakakis is content after giving the correct answer in class. Oral testing is a common way for teachers to check Varsity cheerleaders celebrate as another touchdown is scored. No game would ever be complete without the spirit and enthusiasm of the cheer¬ leaders. Checking Out With the attention of all her male admirers, Ann Liosatos wonders which one she should choose. Ann now realizes that school is a great place for meeting other people. 298 Checking Out Being the end of the day, junior Mindy Grossberg receives a kiss from ex-student Eric Schulman. Departure time often means not seeing friends until the next day. It’s time to tango! Elyse Decker and Amy Cho share the last dance of the evening together. Students anticipate weekend plans before leav¬ ing the building. School will not be on their minds again until Monday morning. Editors Editor-in-Chief . . Estelle Nilolakakis Assistant Editors . . Rachel Greenspan Patty Tzortzis Seniors . Ann Liosatos Juniors . .Tom Dallianis Sophomores . Ali Kwon 1 Freshmen . .Carol Paek Academics . . Rachel Greenspan Patty Tzortzis Special Events . Christine Kim Sports . .Jordan Meyerovitz Organizations . .Christina Gabriel Parveen Najiullah Staff I 1 Niki Antonakos. Yvonne Barazi. Caryn Berk. Jinjer Brody. Andy Browder I I Jeannine DiModica. Traci Dreier. Ross Fischoff. Amy Fullett. Mindy Gross I 1 berg. Carrie Hintzke. David Hocjshire. Anthony Irpino. Hilary Kaden. Kar I 1 ne Karahalios. Robert Keller. Paul Katz. Heather McCulloh, Tracey Mi I 1 chaels. Beth Milstein. Mara Okmin. Christine Puljic. Ansa Qureshi. Huma 1 Qureshi. Cindy Ratnow. Herb Regan. Beth Remke. Richard Schaefer ] Marla Schrager. Sameena Shariff. Danielle 1 Stratigakes. Marcia Tiersky Photographers Singer. Cathy Smith, Nick 1 1 Marc Adream. Jinjer Brody. Mike Cooper. Mike Havdala. Stacy Hosch. 1 I 1 Doreen Kestler. Romeo Mangul. Mara Okmin. Tom Reynolds. Ann Valenti. 1 1 Julie Wickell. Ben Yashon. Yong Tae Yu 1 Josten’s Representative . Dennis Eder 1 Faculty Advisors . Linda Horwitz Jerome Orr Professional Photography . Root Photographers Cover Design . . Estelle Nikolakakis Jerome Orr Opening Section . Estelle Nikolakaki s 1 Closing Section .. Estelle Nikolakakis Clicking Out 299 — CHECKING OUT CHECKING 1. On the last day of school I will □ re-write all of my note so that I will be able to go over them during summer. □throw my books out the window and tear up all my papers. □stay after school to thank each and every one on my teachers for helping me in this beautiful educational environment, and then take them out to lunch, □count the days until school will start again. 2. The night before finals I will □study, and study, and then study some more. □go to a wild party. □ sleep □start a campfire in my backyard using a pile of old spirals and assignments. 3. The last day of eating cafeteria food I will . □eat everything on my tray to please the cooks. □find out what the " meat special " really is. □ realize how much I should appreciate my mom’s cook¬ ing. □start a huge food fight. 4. When I finish using all of my books I will . . . □ burn them. □eat them. □ return them. □ leave them in my locker. 5. My best excuse for not doing my homework was □ my goldfish died and I was too upset to concentrate on my schoolwork. □doing homework goes against my religious beliefts. □ I was getting on the bus when suddenly a strong wind blew all my papers away. □ I didn’t feel like doing it. 6. During the last five minutes of the school day I usually □watch the clock eagerly. □wish I had more time to hear another intense lecture, □get excited because Dynasty is on later in the evening, □catch my last five minutes of sleep. 7. When my final report card arrives I will [ receive straight A’s. □ receive all incompletes. □ never bother to look at it. □trash it before my parents see it. 8. When it comes time to clean out my locker I will □ repaint it and take down the " Home Sweet Home " sign. □disinfect it with Lysol. □discover a freshman hiding beneath the mess. □ make my locker partner do it. 9. Over the summer I plan to □go on a tropical and exotic vacation with friends. □ review all of my notes so that I won’t forget what I learned this year. □watch reruns of Dynasty and Knot’s Landing so that I can relive the experience and the trauma. □come back to school to help my teachers pack up their belongings. 10. The last time I get yelled at by a teacher I will [laugh. □cry. □yell back. □call my mom to tell her what happened. Thumbing through the card catalog, senior Ann Valenti searches for a good book to check out. The school library offers a considerable amount of varied topics for interested students. OUT CHECKING OUT CHEC 11. During finals my wardrobe will consist of □ polyester pant suits. □ my plaid pajamas. □ my gym sweats. □ my newest and favorite outfits. 12. At the last football game I □didn’t show up. □took pictures of all the players and sent flowers. □fell asleep. □ate all of the leftovers from the concession stand. 13. At the graduation ceremony I will □ pull up my gown to expose that I am wearing nothing but my underwear. □annoy those who want a graceful ceremony by tossing beach balls. □fall asleep during the valedictorian’s speech. □sit on the bleachers and wish I was on the field. 14. The last time I ride the school bus I will □carve my name into every single seat cushion. □go back to school so that I can ride the 4:45 and 5:45 buses also. □get to the bus fifteen minutes early to reserve myself a good seat. □give my bus driver a great big thank you kiss. 15. On the night of prom I □flirted with everyone else’s dates. □ put goldfish into the punch bowl. □went to a movie instead. □cried the whole night because the school year was almost over. 16. When I receive my book fines I will □torture a freshman until he gives up his lunch money, □steal someone else’s book and write my name in them. □ pay them immediately. □ pay for all my books because I want to keep them anyway. 17. The last week of school I will visit my dean to □ introduce myself since we’ve never met. □tell him what I really think of him. Hurray! It’s a touchdown! Enthusiastic Indian supporters participate in the excitement of high school sports. □tell him how much I will miss him over the summer. □ see if I have completed all of my Saturday detentions. 18. While taking my last final exam, I will □fall asleep. □ make funny faces at the people around me. □fill the scan tron with my eyes closed. □cry. 19. I usually got kicked out of the library for . .. □talking. □taking books without checking them out. □contributing to the grafitti on the carols. □ knocking over a shelf of books while playing hide and seek. 20. After I graduate, I plan to □go to college. □open up a chain of 7-11 stores. □ marry into a rich family. □ live off of my parents forever. 21. On my last day of science class I will □ stay after class for extra help and advice on next year’s course. □ let all of the frogs loose. □ push in my chair for the first time. □ mix together every chemical I can find until it finally blows up the school. 22. As a graduation present, I will ask my parents for □a brand new sports car. □a set of encyclopedias. □a swinging singles cruise to the Bahamas. □all of the above (why not? I deserve it!) 23. My favorite time of the year was □ holiday break □ spring vacation. □Casimir Pulaski Day. □anytime we were out of school. 24. When ! received my report card and saw that I had failed a class I □cried hysterically for days. □ grounded myself and swore never to do it again, □celebrated since it was only one class this time, □convinced my parents that the teacher must have made a mistake. 25. The thing I will cherish the most about Niles West is □the wonderful learning experiences I have witnessed, □the ugly, but original, pink hallways. □the gormet cafeteria food. □the good times I shared with great friends.


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