Northrop High School - Bear Tracks Yearbook (Fort Wayne, IN)

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Bear Tracks 88 mim . . . Ij koJb 4JL dAMjL ? A I N i , Student Life 8 ) ' . Sports 32 ■ People 98 : y 3 1833 02066 8056 Gc 9 7 7.202 F77nor 1968 Northrop High School. Bear tracks Icademics 162 Performing M Clubs Arts ., - " " " ' 182 204 Community 234 " ort Wayne Community jchools Teacher of the ' ear. Stephany Bourne Captains of the City Champi- in Freshman Football Team, Jer- naine Brooks and Mike Mendler, national Merit Semi-Finalists, Megan m and Michael Braun, and Drum Ma- or of the state ranked Big Orange Pride, reg Brubaker prove that being the best is leing a BRUIN! photo Abbie Decker TO BE THE BEST ... M ) ' xcellence: A Bruin tradition each class must stand up to The history of Northrop High School is one filled with success. Winning has become a Bruin tradi- tion not only in the area of sports but in other areas as well. Each class that enters Morthrop has this winning tradition to stand up to and continue. Morthrop students excel in many areas — athletically, aca- demically, socially, and maturity. While many schools can identify outstanding aspects of their fine arts programs, none can compare with the excellence of the entire fine arts program at Northrop. We have outstanding performing groups such as Swing Choir, Con- cert Choir, Concert Band, and Con- cert Orchestra. The Morthrop marching band, The Big Orange Pride, has been outstanding since its start and placed fourth in the state band competition and earned the honor of performing in the 1988 Rose Bowl Parade. No other school in Indiana can boast the annual ex- cellence in overall music education compared with Northrop. In addi- tion our fall play and spring musical compare favorably with any in the state and with many on a university level. Northrop also has one of the big- gest and best staff of teachers and administrators. The 1987 Fort Wayne Community Schools Teach- er of the Year was Mrs. Stephany Bourne. (continued on page 5) An anxious spirit sign waits to be broken by the soo tobevictorious Bruins. piioto Tami Clark [ Wi County Public ' - iJ ft. Woyne, Ind: TO BE THE BEST On the downside of Homecoming week, a scuffle during luncfi mods leads to a broken window, photo Tami Clark Adorned with orange garbage bags, rowdy senior: express their Bruin Pride. photo Tami Clark WHAT ELSE IS THERE? Northrop ' s varsity head football coach, Dean Doerffler, listens as Wayne ' s team begs for mercy- photo Tami Clark % Susan Reece joins fellow Pep Band members in playing the Northrop Fight Song for the fresh men ' s first pep session. photo Tami Clark TO BE THE BEST uccess: northrop students successfully compete with others She won this honor for going above and beyond the call of duty as many of the teachers and staff members do for their students. Mrs. Bourne went on to compete with other teachers in the statewide competition for Teacher of the Year. The goals of every secondary school should include providing an academic program which insures that graduates have every opportu- nity to succeed at the next level of schooling. Students at Northrop ex- cel academically and are able to compete successfully with gradu- ates from any high school in the United States. The highest accumu- lated grade point average ever achieved in the Fort Wayne Com- munity Schools was earned in 1987 by Northrop graduate Mike O ' Hear. Every year Northrop has many Na- tional Merit Semi-Finalists includ- ing two (Megan Brown, Mike Braun) in the 1987-88 school year. Two Northrop students (Valerie Pacer, Megan Brown) were also the only Fort Wayne students to receive the National Council of Teachers of En- glish Achievement Award for their excellent writing. Though Northrop is one of the two " youngest " schools in the Fort Wayne area, no school has won as many state championships, (contin- ued on page 6) After ending their slump, a group of proud Bruins celebrate tfieir 2219 fiomeconning victory over Wayne. pfioto Tami Clark WHAT ELSE IS THERE? inning: Students strive for best year in high school history Northrop is known statewide for athletic excellence not only in men ' s sports but in wonnen ' s as well. These are just a few of the areas of excellence at Northrop. There are many groups that have not been mentioned such as our speech team which is very successful and has won many awards on a state as well as national level. Another group is our Students Against Drunk Driving (SADD) chapter. In- terest in this group was outstanding this year as they announced that their goal was not to encourage stu- dents to stop drinking but to dis- courage them from driving after they drink. Each year thousands of students come to Northrop and face the tre- mendous pressure of continuing the winning traditions of Northrop. The Class of 1988 and its followers, the classes of 89, 90, and 91, began the school year with the goal to not just carry on this tradition but to exceed all other accomplishments of for- mer NHS classes. They had one and only one goal — to be the best class to ever attend Northrop High School and to have the best year in high school history. They had to be the best, after all, what else is there!?! — Gina Snowberger ■M |- " f I, .f»l; .« ' The Big Orange Pride, fourth in the state, perform for their favorite audience, the home crowd. photo Tami Clark ' TO BE THE BEST i Transfering in from Wayne, Mrs- " Beaver " Beerman elicits a " spiritual " response from Mr " Banana " Brown on costume day. photo Tami Clarl Mrs Stephany Bourne earns the honor of being the Fort Wayne Community Schools Teacher of the Year, photo WHAT ELSE IS THERE? V J ne Body Stuck lockers, crowded hallways, indigestible lunches, fire drills on the coldest, rainiest days of the year, insurmountable amounts of homework, frus- trating rules and dress codes elements of high school life. But despite the downside of a highs- chool year, a year which will be for- ever remembered in this book, many cherished moments and feelings filled the halls of Morthrop, overshadowing the unpleasantries — The Class of ' 88 stand- ing together for the first time as seniors at the homecoming pep session, the juniors making it to the lower level of the gym, the sophomores ecstatic victory over the seniors, and the freshmen ' s contagious en- thusiasm for their first year of high school. Even through those " hor- rible days " there was always something special given to us from Northrop — a smile from a certain person, en- couraging words from a teacher, a postponed test, or even an assembly during a least favorite class. We laughed, we smiled, we cried, we complained. We worked, we played, we failed, we succeeded. We were four separate classes as one student body. We will never have this same time together in the same way again. Never. But we will never forget these times. For they were the best. — Jennifer Welsh ' Continuing r orthrop tradition, sen- ior beach bums luau in the com mens on Hawaiian Day photo; Tami Claris Lara Wegner packs up her beach gear, empties the sand out of her shoes and heads to class, photo Tami Clark ' ' ' .■ THE BEST OF TIMES V y One of the main parts of a stu- dent ' s life is mal ing money. Wendy Ford and Mike Klopfen stein sfiow tfiat work and play can fiappen at the same time. photo Tami Clark Sun Country Bear takes a break during a fiard day at school to look up a few of his bear buddies in his yearbook photo Tami Clark THE BEST OF TIMES The Northrop stage is transformed into the house of Helen Keller as the cast of " The Miracle Worker " portray the Keller family very realistically. photo Watters Studio Mrs. Keller (Karin Rittenberg) and Helen Keller (Kelly Greene) battle it out on stage as Mrs. Keller tries to control Helen ' s temper tantrum. photo Watters Studio % THE BEST OF TIMES Annie Sullivan (Megan Brown) is surrounded by the other blind students as they give her a farewell before she leaves for the Kellers honne in Tuscumbia. Ala- bama photo Watters Studio The Fall Play was very realistic iracles The Morthrop Auditorium was transformed from a regular stage into a houseiiold in Tuscumbia, Ala- bama during the 1880 ' s. This year ' s rave reviews go out to the cast of " The Miracle Worker " for their out- standing performance. The Fall Play, on November 5th and 6th, took a new twist with its theme and its realism. It was one of the best performances that this reporter has ever seen. The story revolves around the relation- ship between Helen Keller, played by Soph- omore Kelly Greene and Annie Sullivan, played by Senior Megan Brown. Helen Keller, a blind, mute child, and her life- long teacher Annie Sullivan are in complete conflict at the beginning of the story. Helen ' s parents, Captain and Mrs. Keller (Jason Keller and Kar- In Rittenberg), hire Annie Sullivan, who was at one time handicapped herself, to teach their daughter Helen to behave like a " normal " child. The Keller ' s are tired of Helen throwing tan- trums when she doesn ' t get her way, they know that she can be a disciplined child if only someone could teach her. Annie has more extensive plans for Helen, as we soon learn, she understands the need for lan- guage and plans to try to teach Helen. What Annie does not realize is that Helen is used to getting her own way, and the first thing she has to teach her is discipline before she can teach her language. What follows Annie ' s teaching lessons are a se- ries of physical confrontations. At one point Helen hits Annie in the face with a doll that Annie had brought to Helen as a gift, and later in the story she spits scram- bled eggs in Annie ' s face. When questioned by this reporter about what kind of padding she wore during the play, Megan Brown painfully stated, " I didn ' t wear anything, Kelly had on knee pads, but I didn ' t have on any padding. Mr. Procter said it took away the realism " . Realism was one of the many things that the Fall Play definitely had, especially Kel- ly Greene ' s performance as Helen Keller. Greene ' s performance was extremely real- istic for a school production, she practical- ly became Helen Keller. Another thing that the play had was the praise of Principal H. Douglas Williams. On Friday morning he made an announcement encouraging all who had not gone to the play to go Friday night, and promised to refund the money of any person who was not totally satis- fied. The set of the " Miracle Worker " was excellent, as can always be ex- pected from a Northrop production. The entire cast should be com- mended for their hard work and quality performance. Talent in the cast and crew, a money back guarantee, and real- ism, were the reasons that this years fall play was one of the best perfor- mances ever displayed by Northrops Performing Arts Department. — Robin Dunn and Kurlie Hitchcock THE BEST OF TIMES Through the Eyes of an Oklahoman! pirited Days Do ya ' ll dress up for all this? How many people really do all this? Should I dress up? What should I wear? Are ya ' ll gonna ' dress up? ers went out of tiiere way tills year to dress up for Costume day, some even rented costumes. Teachers in OI lahoma ain ' t never did that. THCJRSDAYHawaiin day. Yes, even in These were my first questions as Spirit VJeek came ' round. Weil, ya ' see, bacl home sure we had spirit week, but it was always kinda ' borin ' . So I really didn ' t know what to expect. Here ' s what 1 saw: MOMDAV-Sweats, Shades day and Lick ' em day. Quite a few of ya ' ll had on your sweats and hats, and the cheerleaders sold us all suckers which kept our mouths puckerin ' all day. Them there suckers went a might fast. Dawn Dwyer sold 100 suckers before school even started! TUESDAY-Nerd and P.J. day. Not very many nerds were around, mostly people in their P.J. ' s. One big thing that was in, was them animal slippers! Every- thing from elephants, bear claws and bears to even pigs! Ya ' ll had on long nightshirts, t-shirts, shorts, and even bathrobes. Teddy Bears seemed to be in everyone ' s hands too. WEDNESDAYCostume day. Seemed more as sports day. We had football, base- ball and soccer players. We even had one Scarlett O ' Hara (Renae Clark). The teach- These people must think that they are really in Ha wail, they cant be smiling about being in school Could they? photo Tami Clark Oklahoma we all loved Hawaiin day! The day to sun the bods, wear florescent nose coat, grass skirts, tank tops, flowered shorts and shirts, and towels! People car- ried with them anything from beach balls to lawn chairs. The big thing were them lei ' s, which were sold in the commons for S.25. At that price, they couldn ' t have been no cheaper! FRIDAY-School Color day. Trash bags were given out before school and seemed to be on everyone. Truthfully, I ain ' t never seen no orange trash bag before! The 3rd hour classes with every person in there with a piece of bag on them somehow in someway, won a breakfast. Ya ' know what, 55 classes won! Then came the pep assembly, which was pretty fun. We had one interuptment during the day though, the seniors claimed School Color day as Toga day. But hey, you ' re only a senior once. Huh?! Friday night was even more excit- ing with the game and the Homecom- ing dance afterwards. The dance took place in the commons, which nine-hun- dred students filled up. Senior Class Presi- dent, Robin Dunn, commented on how she felt the dance turned out. " I was pleased with the way the dance turned out. Usually a lot of the people who show up for the dance like to stand around and talk, but this year everyone seemed to participate in the fun. Maybe they enjoyed the D.J. " I must admit to ya ' ll. Spirit Week here was better than Oklahoma ' s. I was really impressed! — Cheri Hinton © THE BEST OF TIMES A blaze of orange, surrounded by excited Bruins, marks the end of the powderpuff championships. photo Tami Clark What day is this? Merd day. Hawaiin day. or Sweats and Shades day? Some people just can ' t contain their spirit! photo Tami Clark Oenior powderpuff coach and chemistry teacher, Bill Hollenberg. computes the percent error of the next play of the game. photo Tami Clark THE BEST OF TIMES 13 Principal Douglas Williams, looks on with sincere pride as the Bruins beat Wayne at Homecoming. photo Tami Clark THE BEST OF TIMES Something a Little Different riginal The homecoming court usually assembles during half-time at the homecoming game, this year Nor- throp did something different. Before the game Friday, October 1 6, the former Homecoming queen, Ro chelle Reinking, gave up her reign as she crowned the 1987-88 homecom- ing queen. The honor was accepted by Senior, Chrissy Saunders, escort- ed by her father, Steve Saunders. The homecoming court consisted of: Danielle Gail, escorted by Jay Foster; Dawn Rice, escorted by Jeff Teusch; and Vanessa Williams, escorted by Chris Lovelace ; Juniors, Kristin Bo linger, escorted by Darryl Esterline; Lisa Edwards, escorted by Chris Raptis; and Lawanda Harper, escorted by Victor Nel- son; Sophomores, Cynthia Black, escorted by James Johnson; Stacey Hand, escorted by John Daney; and Jessica Harrison, es- corted by Scott Pafman; Freshmen Mi- chelle Childs, escorted by Troy Granning; Tracey Frank, escorted by Craig Beaty; and Toya Key, escorted by Anthony King. During half-time, the Northrop Marching Band crossed the field in many colorful uniforms that caught the eye of the crowd. Also during half-time the senior band members were recognized. The crowd became excited as fans cheered on the team. A neck and neck battle took place up until the last three minutes of the game. At this time Wayne scored a touch down making the score 16-18, in Wayne ' s favor. With only seconds left, the Bruins drove down the Generals and scored pulling ahead and leaving the game in a victory, 22-18. j. ,. . . . — Kurlie Hitchcock , I MmpP ' ' ,i. ' 1 1 94 fc71,itt PH ' H lyTot - i 1 H« M s. s Aj _.. ( f Northrop Cheerleaders lead the Homecoming crowd in chanting the school song. Don ' t they look energet- ic! photo Tami Clark Chrissy Saunders, Homecoming Queen, is escorted by her proud father. He looks more nervous than she 1 does! photo Watters A look of concern on Jeff Kirschners face shows that he has compassion for Wayne, who lost our Homecoming game. photo Tami Clark THE BEST OF TIMES J © Seniors Look Ahead to the Future ogether guess I never realized what our senior year was all about until our Senior Assembly which took place in September of our graduating year. The thought that most seniors have is about graduating and moving on to new things. The Senior Assembly made a lot of us realize what we were actually leaving and made us think about where we are going. I guess we all assumed that thg assembly would be another boring lecture on college choices and skipping school; instead we ended up crying while watching a film about leaving our friends and fun. After we graduate and go on with whatever it is that we plan to do with our lives, I guess that is when we will see that these really were The Best of Times. The freshmen got a look at how a real high school is run at their assembly (initia- tion). It ' s September and the freshmen are scared to pieces about starting high school, so naturally we have to send them to their Freshman assembly (Initiation) so that they become even more terrified . As memory goes Mr. John Weiker approaches the podium and smirks and screams in a sarcastic, cruel way, ' While you are at Northrop there will be no smoking, swearing, breath ing, small items of cloth- ing on your bodies, itching, stabbing, spitting, running. yelling, talking, sneezing, weapons on your person, music boxes, leaving for lunch, fighting, no vulgar language-even if your teachers use it first; there is no way that you are going to get away with enjoying your high school years. ' I hope they all make it to be seniors! How many schools do you know of that can get almost the entire student body to wear trash bags? On one given day that is? That ' s right, only Northrop High School. With the help of the administration and the creativity of the student body our first pep session was very high-spirited and very or- ange. There were a total of 2000 trash bags handed out in the commons Friday morn- ing before the pep session and at least 1600 students were wearing trash bags. We even had teachers dancing around in that neon plastic. Members of the football team had made a relay and were running all over the place wearing dresses, drinking baby bottles and even riding bicycles. We, of course, were cheering them on and getting them fired up for the Homecoming game. Last, but not least, we crowned Mr. Ir- resisible, John Ellington. Didn ' t he look sweet! We packed quite a bit of craziness and fun into one short half-an- hour. I think they should make our pep sessions longer! — Kurlie Hitchcock %) THE BEST OF TIMES This is the old switch-aroo! The contestants of the Mr. Irresistible contest and their escorts. This is back wards! photo Tami Clark Members of the 1987 Boys Tennis Team stand to- gether, proud to be recognized by the student body at Northrop ' s first pep session. photo Tami Clark Sophomores and Juniors gaze with admiration across the gym at the class of ' 88. photo Tami Clark Now these are people who can turn a normal orange trash bag into primo fashion. photo Tami Clark THE BEST OF TIMES 17 ild Times Doing your own thing Fun, a form of amusement or something that provides us with en- joyment, is only defined by the per- son engaged in it. We had many forms of fun at Morthrop High School this past year. The student body had their fun and the administration, in between their work, had a pretty wild time too. Fun may be described by some stu dents as going to a party with some friends on a Friday or Saturday night and talking or listening to music all night. Some students say that fun Is just hanging around at their favorite spot, like the mall or the park, and just soaking up the atmosphere. Be- ing with a good buddy to talk over all of the fun of the past was alsq a major source of crazlness. There were even a few students who made the best of school and had a good time roaming the halls of Northrop or catching a few winks in government class. From a Senior ' s perspective the freshmen were es- pecially good at making school fun, be- cause of their nill-tonothing social lives. While the freshmen were having fun in A repairman fixes one of tfie windows in the main hallway after Aaron Hemingway was thrown threw it. He was having a fun time wrestling. photo Tami Clark Jenny Decker. Amanda Rusk, and Abbie Decker are experimenting with Freud ' s theory! Which one do you think we mean? photo Tami Clark school, seniors were making fun of school, and doing it quite well. There was even reason to commend the administration for having their bit of fun this past year. The members of the admin- istration have found that they can enjoy making an extra buck on Saturday morn- ings, which they all need. The way they made these great fortunes, of course, was Saturday School. Saturday School was as- signed when a student was late to school five or more times and he has to attend an extra day of school to make those tardies up. Of course the Seniors with their " Sen- loritis " were hit the hardest by this new source of administrative fun. But hey that Is how they have their fun, can we question? The student body and the administration even had a bit of fun together; the WOWO Penny Pitch. The students worked hard to bring in lots of money for people who needed it and the ad- ministration worked hard to give the students some initiative to do so. Part of the administration agreed to get the major hair buzz if the stu- dents could raise $12,000. Though the students did not quite reach their goal, some of the administrators still remained good sports and got those hair buzzes that they promised. Dr. Wil- liams looked the best, of course. Hopefully the student body and the ad- ministration can still have a bit of fun after the graduating class of 1988 is gone. — Kurlle Hitchcock % THE BEST OF TIMES April Errington and Joe Strahm show that being close to sonneone can be fun too photo Tracey Girar- dot Steve McGann. Scott Reynolds, Steve Manos. Steve Rigsby, and Teresa Barnum all display their party position! Dude! photo Teresa Barnum THE BEST OF TIMES Jerry Anglemeyer and Tim Clark show one aspect of fashion at Northrop High. photo Tami Clark Dressing up for the day at Morthrop in the latest fashion is Malechia Richberg. photo Tami Clark Now this is fashion! Does Todd Muster think that he is in L.A. or is it just costume day for Homecoming? photo Tami Clark THE BEST OF TIMES Fashion is in the eye of the wearer nything Goes Apparel in any and every style was in during the past school year. If you were willing to wear it, it must have been some kind of style. Whatever a particular group of students were comfortable wearing, is what was in to them. This was not one of those wonder- ful years when everyone had to wear a specific style or he she was complete ly out of it. The students seem to be content with what they were wear ing and did not seem to make a big issue out of someone elses tastes or styles. Of course we still had our usual punks, preps, bikers, bums, people who insisted on dressing up, and naturally we had the casual dressers. Some of these trend-setting looks were even combined to create new and original looks. The punks did not change too much from past years, besides that there were more people who were willing to be a little rebellious in their appearance. They wore blue jeans rolled up and t-shirts, with a few rips and some creative art added to them to make them unique. To make their out- fits complete they added a pair of combat boots and a trench, and any hair style which required little hair. Even though the punks wore blue-jeans, t-shirts, and com- bat boots, their style was not too much different then any other style. The only major difference was in the accessories that they wore. The preps wore old style cardigans, tur- tlenecks in every color and stonewashed blue-jeans that fit the body to the " T " . Reeboks and ankle boots, with socks to match their cardigans was a big hit with the preps. The bikers did not get as aggressive as they had been in the past years, they still stuck to lots of black and lots of leather. The concert t-shirts were also a popular item but the chains decreased in popu- larity by shocking numbers. The bums wore sweats that they left on the floor from the night before and old gymshoes. Those bums who forgot to shower came to school with hair that looked like it had been whipping in the breeze in all different directions. Most of the Bruins who liked to dress-up in skirts, sweaters and dress slacks did so for a couple of rea- sons. Some of the students had to dress-up for work, some did so because they en- joyed looking sophisticated. The casual look was proba biy the most popular look among the students. Stonewash, acid wash, blue-jeans (Guess, Palmetto, and Bongos), with a sweater or sweatshirt and gymshoes or flats were all part of the casu- al look. We skipped out on the bleached blue-jeans this year, yea! Everyone had their own styles, but they all made up one Bruin student body. — Kurlie Hitchcock Sl] Mike Boyer struts the casual look. What a sporty guy ' photo Tami Clark Mindy Salkeld shows that fashion and comfort go hand-in hand, as she gets connfi m a pair of sweats, photo Abbie Decker THE BEST OF TIMES 0 nformally Hold On To The Memories For those who want to get a running start for the prom, can now attend the Semi-Formal. The Semi-Formal is similar to the Prom, with dancing, love, fun, friends and of course, pictures. The Semi-Formal is just that though, Semi-Formal! You don ' t have to dress extremely formal like the Prom and this attracts a lot of students. It seems as if the students really enjoy not having to go overboard as they do with the prom and yet they are not just at- tending another blue jean, t-shirt, after a game dance. (And it is cheaper than the Prom). The first Semi-Formal, held in 1986- 1987, took some work to get going and to get the students interested in having one. But the second Semi-Formal, which was held on Saturday, February 27, 1 had a tremendous turn-out. It did not seem as if it took any convincing to get these students to attend. The dance was held in the commons, which was decorated with white and blue streamers and balloons, event he Bruin Bear was made up for the occasion. Adding to the atmosphere, were the dimmed lights and the popular dance music, (which brought couples closer to- gether on the dance floor). Pictures were being taken in the cafeteria for those who Though a lot of students came in cou- ples, there were those who went stag and had a wonderful time with their friends and ivith those of the opposite sex who also went stag. It is a good way to meet someone. Having a dance before the Prom that was semi-dressy and a little bit dressier han the Morp was a clever idea, and the students at Morthrop are the ones who made it possible. — Kurlie Hitchcock wanted to hold on to the memories, which was a real advantage for underclassman who can not attend the prom and who want to get pictures taken with their spe- cial person. Bruins in love are all smiles about being together at the Semi-Formal. photo Watters Studio Brian Roth and Leigh Ann Johnson display their dancing skills for the Walters photographer. photo Watters Studio % THE BEST OF TIMES Being together and holding hands is part of what the Semi-Formal is all about. photo Watterij Studio Rodney Bixler looks down on Tonya Landis with a warm smile, while holding her close during a slow and romantic song, photo, Watters Studio Dawn Rice and escort gaze into each others eyes at the 1988 Winter Semi-Formal. photo Watters Studio THE BEST OF TIMES C23 This was the torn-up look for the MORP dance. This is what makes the MORP so much fun. photo Wat- ters Studio Displaying the hardest sports maneuver of all. danc- ing together, is Chris Lovelace and Vanessa Williams, photo Walters Studio Fred Jenkins proudly accepts his crown for MORP king, while being patted on the shoulder with congrat- ulations, photo Walters Studio Matching outfits seemed lo be the trend for the MORP couples. You can see that this couple is happy about their choice of outfits, photo, ' Watters Studio % THE BEST OF TIMES ressing Down Toilet paper and newspaper decorated the commons as the ' 87- ' 88 MORP began with a bang. Students were dancing all over the place and having a great time dressed in old clothes (the idea of the MORP is to dress down). The music was blaring and the lights were flashing as the students danced the evening away. The theme of the dance was just the opposite of the PROM (MORP is PROM spelled backward). The girls asked the guys out to the dance and they picked up the tab for the evening, including the dance tickets and dinner. Before the dance is when most couples like to get a bit to eat; the girls were suppose to pick a real cheap res- taurant, like McDonalds or the KMart cafe. Everyone dressed down for the cheap evening by wearing old clothes that looked as bummy as possible. And some of the couples dressed down very well! The big trend for the MORP dance this year seemed to be with the couples wear- ing matching shirts and sweatshirts that said things on the front and back. There was one couple who wore sweatshirts, the Students enjoy going to a dance and looking bummy girls reading " Trouble and I go hand in hand, " and her date ' s sweatshirts read " Trouble " , Mr. and Mrs, Riley even did their part to participate in the fashion ' scene by wearing sweatshirts that read " Coach Riley " and " Mrs. Coach Riley. " Though every couple did not get into wear- ing the matching shirts, the unique outfits worn by many of the couples in attendance made the evening very exciting. Getting pictures taken was definitely a thrill for most of the couples; taking home a picture of yourself and your date all grubbed-out is always a pleasure to show your parents. The highlight of the evening came when a carpet of newspaper was rolled out onto the dance floor and all of the contestants for MORP king came to the front. The con- testants were Brian Bolinger, Brian Wes- lowski, Dennis Springer, Fred Jenkins, and Jeff Heitger. After all the suspense and waiting, Fred Jenkins was the lucky guy to be crowned MORP king. Fred Jenkins made his way down the newspaper run- way and was congratulated by others in attendance. The MORP this year was one of the best so far in the history of Morthrop High School. The students really en- joyed turning the tables and dressing down (but we know that the guys went because they liked having the girls pick up the tab for the evening). Although the MORP was exactly the opposite from the PROM, it was just as fun. — Colleen Freeland and Kurlie Hitchcock Coach Riiey and Mrs, Coach Riley show their MORP spirit by wearing their sporting sweatshirts. photo Watters Studio THE BEST OF TIMES 0 Jill Flowers and Jenny Welsh look thrilled to be out of the Fort and in Florida getting the serious tropical tans- Tessa and Missi relax and soak the good life during Spring Break ' 88. iiMWi CMUMiiiiinfi nimnfiiiiin nnnnr i rr- ni Tessa Swiftney and Michelle Benge enjoy a Spring Break Weekend in Indianapolis. ' ( THE BEST OF TIMES Oh, Give Me a Break! ot Nights No restrictions and no parents are the main reasons that most stu- dents can not wait for Spring Breaf . Students are not the only ones who look forward to Spring Break, the parents be- come quite thrilled around that time of year because they are sick of hearing how each and every day at school is getting longer and longer. The teachers at school get pretty nervous and restless too; howev- er, I do not think that the parents ' or teach- ers ' feelings about Spring Break can com pare to the students ' overwhelming joy, Northrop students feel that they are get ting that so deserved vacation from those people who like to nag at them and that they have ob- tained some kind of revenge on those in authority. Though not all Northrop students leave town for Spring Break most are excited about not coming to school and about being able to sleep in. Some students o ligated themselves work over Spring to make those few lars while others trotted off to Florida, North and South Carolina (or somewhere where the sun is) to spend those extra bucks and to just get out of Fort Wayne. Naturally there were those students who could not wait to get back to school, but we try not to speak about those people. Where ever Northrop stu- dents decided to spend their Spring Break they made sure that it was a non- stop party! - Kurlie Hitchcock The Florida hot spot brings long distance romances Being with your best buddy and enjoying the Florida together Chris Kempf met Tracey Cardon. a New breeze is what Spring Break is all about. Yorker in Clearwater. Florida THE BEST OF TIMES tarlit Elegance Stepping out in style! The 1988 prom court Vanessa Williams, DeeDee Holtzberg, Theresa Camp, Crissy Saunders and prom queen Valerie Pacer pose with their escorts, photo Watters Studio The prom is an evening that stu- dents always remember as that night they spent with that someone special. After months of preparation the 1988 Prom finally arrived. The prom was held at the IPFW ballroom on Saturday, May 14th, keeping up the tradition. The prom has been at IPFW since Northrop ' s first prom thirteen years ago. With the wonderful planning of the junior class the prom was a big success and the attendance was incred- ible. There were nearly 660 tickets sold; this was the highest number of sales ever. The junior class handed out long stem silk roses to all of the girls attending as they entered the ballroom. The fashion of the prom varied. Some girls wore tea-length dresses and some wore long, formal gowns. The colors of some of the dresses seemed to fit the spring season with soft pastels and others were really flashy and bright, including roy- al blue and black. Of course there were pictures taken so that students could take home more than just memories, but pic- tures to hold on to those memories. The 1988 prom court consisted of Vanessa Williams and escort Chris Love- lace, DeeDee Holtzberg and escort Darryl Esterline, Teresa Camp and escort Kevin Feldman, Chrissy Saunders and escort Bri- an Bollinger, and the 1988 prom queen and king were Valerie Pacer and Dave Hastings. Even though the prom came to a close, most of the couples had plans for after- prom events. Some couples went to King ' s Island the following day and others had made plans to go to parties or just be alone together. The prom plays a large part in a senior ' s life and it is one of those moments that is hard to forget. Looking back at high school, years from now, the class of 1988 will not remember those sad moments in school but they will remember their senior prom, a " night of starlit elegance " . — Kurlie Hitchcock % This prom couple is getting out on the floor and really moving, this shows that the prom does not have to be all slow dancing, photo Watters Studio Lisa Edwards and Matt Taylor hold each other tight during a slow dance. Don ' t they look sweet! photo Watters Studio THE BEST OF TIMES Dave Hastings and Valerie Pacer show their happi ness about being picked prom king and queen. Care ful Dave don ' t let that crown tip. photo Watters Stu dio THE BEST OF TIMES 0 Smiles are everywhere as the seniors line up and prepare to be recognized as the graduating class of 1988. photo Watters Studio This graduate stops to let us see that our senior year is not just about graduating but also about leaving a lot of friends that we care so much about, photo ' Wat ters Studio 30 ) THE BEST OF TIMES We did it! The joy about graduating and the sadness about leaving our friends brought the senior class very close together at graduation. photo Watters Stu dio Salutatorian Todd Ruppert and Valedictorian Bruce Colbert stand proud as Morthrops finest and brightest students photo Watters Studio Memories of Northrop High wit! never be forgotten chievements Our fears, joys and sorrows all wrapped up into our one gradua- jtion. As Northrop ' s Graduating Class of 1988 made their final appearance at graduation they left their mark on the administrators, the parents, the faculty Tiembers, and their friends. The gradu- ating class of 1988 will never be forgot- :en. As a senior I have to say that the senior ear has to be the scariest because the seniors have to say goodbye to all of the ■ ' riends and teachers that they had known ' or four years and had to say hello to new ives and to new futures. Graduation is the " irst big step into new worlds and new ac- complishments. The moment that everyone nad waited 30 long for finally came. Even with a cere- mony that lasted 50 minutes (which had to oe record timing), most of the seniors re- captured years and years that they spent to get to this one major accomplishment in their lives. The two senior class speakers Sandra Ray and Sudip Chowdhury summed up the four years that we all spent at Morthrop High School and gave us a little taste of what we could look forward to in the future. Valedictorian Bruce Colbert, and Sa- lutatorian Todd Ruppert were recog- nized, not only by the administrators and the parents, but by the students as what being the best academically is all about. The large number of High Honors and Scholarships with Distinction show the high standard of academics displayed by the graduating class and just a portion of its accomplishments. Being in high school was not so bad. As much as the graduating class of 1988 prob- ably complained about wanting to gradu- ate, we will all miss Northrop High! — Kurlie Hitchcock THE BEST OF TIMES @ edication For many years, ath- letes at Northrop have strived to be the best. This year was no different. Being the best does not start with win- ning every game, but rather with athletes giving their all. From the Freshman Football Team winning the city championship to the Boys ' Var- sity Basketball Team having an ex- cellent winning sea- son. Bruin athletes were the best. The suc- cess, however, does not stop there. Through girls ' basketball, boys ' and girls ' cross coun- try, wrestling, and track just to name a few, Nor- throp proved it has some of the best teams in the land. During 1987-88, through hard work and dedication, Bruin ath- letes experienced some of the most glorious moments of their high school careers, because of that same hardwork and dedication we showed that as Bruins, we always g ive it our best shot. — Steve Edwards Quarterback Malt Taylor watches as Keith Suttle makes a first down. photo Tami Clark Ann McElroy concentrates on the beam. photo Tami Clark — i— BASK 32 ) OUR BEST SHOT 1 ] " b " ;aB.v . ' 1 Stacey Hughes and Jill Shappell celebrate a scored point, photo Tami Clark Corey Martin goes up for a lay-up against Snider. photo Tami Clark OGR BEST SHOT Kevin Dougherty eyes the ball to serve to an oppo- nent. photo Matt Roberts VARSITY BOYS ' TENNIS: (row 1) Rick Coy Herald, Todd Ruppert, Kevin Dou- Confer, Jeff Lovell, Mark Ruppert, Brian gherty, Kim Raupfer. photo Mr. Steve Wesoiowski. (row 2) Coach Jim Keim, Steiner " The team did as well as I expect- ed them to do. " — Coach Keim I ts a Ball Teams Combine for Great Season 1 rrr. © With hard work, dedication, and talent, the boys ' tennis team fin- ished with their best season in years. Mr. Jim Keim, tennis coach, explained the success by saying, " When the teams won, it united them, making them men, not boys. When they lost it made them work harder. " The varsity team finished with a record of 10-4 overall and 6-3 in the Summit Ath- letic Conference. After struggling at the first of the year, Northrop came on strong to win nine of their next eleven matches, including a pivotal upset win against North Side that clinched Northrop ' s third place in the SAC. The reserve squad, led by Chad Patter- son and Mike Weaver, also had a good year with a record of 9-5. Keim said that the reserve team " displayed talent ready to spring forward any time " . Next year the varsity team will lose four seniors, Kevin Dougherty. Todd Ruppert, Coy Herald and Brian Weslowski, all who contributed heavily to this year ' s success. Their com- bined record for the season was 42-12, so this year ' s reserve squad will have to come through next year. Sectionals brought expected results for the team. In the first round they defeated Bishop Luers 3-2 , but in the second round, against the state ranked Snider Panthers, they fell 0-5. No one even took a set off of Snider, but they couldn ' t feel bad since they gave their best. A common complaint of the team was lack of support with little attendance. " I thought that we had the capability to win first place in the Summit Athletic Confer- ence, but with the lack of attendence to our matches, our dreams just couldn ' t come true, " commented Weslowski. Northrop was well represented on the all- conference teams. Number one doubles Jeff Lovell and Mark Ruppert made first team allSAC, while number one singles Rick Confer and number two doubles Wes- lowski and Herald made the second team all-SAC. Keim said that producing another year like this will be tough, but next year looks " decent " . — Jeff Lovell The Bruin Netters psyche themselves up for the upcoming match. photo Matt Roberts ¥ OCR BEST SHOT l il ' Tj S::i " ' cm Reserve boys ' TENNIS; (row l) Bri- an Trappe, Chris Boedeker, Darvell VanDam, Pete Dodzik, Joel Grove, Chad Herrberg. (row 2) Andy Martin, John Francoeur, Jason Crawford, Coach Jim Keim, John Daney. Scott Federoff, Chad Patterson. photo Mr. Steve Steiner " When the team won, it unit- ed them ... " — Coach Keim VARSITY TErHNlS Huntington Wayne Elmhurst Columbia City Sectional — Luers Sectional — Snider SAC 6-3. Ov, 10-4 [J RESERVE TENrniS Elmhurst Warsaw Dwenger Harding Bishop Luers South Side Leo Concordia Huntington Wayne Elmhurst Columbia City SAC 4-5. Overall 7 7 OGR BEST SHOT 35 T win Powers Frosh, Reserve Post Excellent Records This year ' s football program did better than expected and this success has carried over into the Freshman and Reserve Football Teams. This season, the freshman team went undefeated in all home games. Said Assis- tant Coach Todd Townsend, " This team was a ' big play ' team — almost every one of our scores came on big plays, such as streaks, reverses, long runs, kick-off re- turns, and interceptions. The freshmen outscored their oppo- nents 141-76, and averaged twenty points per game. They also scored first in every game, which helped them capture the city title for the second straight year. They claimed the title in the last game of the season, beating North Side 25-6. Leading the team most of the season were Keytron Davis and Dave Black. Davis, a tailback, rushed for 175 yards in the championship game and scored nine touchdowns during the season. " It feels great! The seventy- seven practices (throughout the season) really paid off, " said Davis, commenting about the championship. Black, a quarter- back, threw four touchdown passes and two two-point conversions during the sea- son. " Everybody played great, " comment- ed Black, " our motto this year was ' heart, character, and dedication. ' The reserve team, in contrast, had more than two outstanding players. According to Assistant Coach Terry Burton, all the players on the teams were " outstanding. " Even though the team suffered only three losses, two to North Side and one to Bish- op Dwenger, Coach Burton felt that the team would have won more games it wouldn ' t have given up some of its talent to the Varsity Team. Overall, both Townsend and Burton were happy with their respective team ' s finish. Concluding, Burton said, " We were surprised with the outcome. " — Ben Kessler " Crunch! " The Northrop Freshman defensive line brings down another Redsl in during the city champi- onship game, photo Abbie Decker »»«a)l« I -». ' The Reserve Football Team ' s offensive line join hands to discuss the next attack, photo Abbie Deck Freshman football: (row l) Tim Myers, Rob Hunche, Sean Ferguson, Shannon Winters, Pat Kirk- Patrick, Billy Troutman, James Williams, Mike Le- pant. Scott Agnew, Chris Cavacini (row 2) Chris Graber, Demitrius Hughes, Carl Woods, Mark Miller, Jermaine Brooks. Greg Piat, Dan RobertiiJason Burton. Ingram Jones, Detrick Smiley, Steve Moss, Tim Sheldon (row 3) Mike Mendler, Adrian Johnson, Orlando Taylor, Mike Bair, Jerome Burney, Bruce Lucas, Jeff Sawvell, Marlon Correy. Tyrone Petty, Jermaine Jones, Bill Heck, Ken Hobrock (row 4) Coach Todd Townsend, Adam Perillo, Bill Borders, Jason Turner, Joe Gonzales. Keytron Davis, Scott Putnam, Doug Couch, Jeff Jones, Raymond Green, Dave Black. Paul Sell, Brad Rhoades Coach Ron Delacuesta. Coach Sam DiPrimio. photo Mr. Steve Steiner V OCR BEST SHOT " The team was outstanding " Burton Reserve football: (row i) jay Maxwell. Andy Ramsey. Shane Yoder, Greg Bailey, Brad Bojrab, Mike Hender- son. Jeff Bengs, Charley Cho. Greg Johnson. Tim Reiber (row 2) Paul McCray, Brent Williams, Brian Bojrab, Chris Zollinger, Jim Lepant, Chris Turner, Tom Hice, Matt Fortney. Shawn Wilson. Chris Levitt. Matt Land (row 3) Jermaine Williams, David Washburn, Cedric Milan, Rob Seewald, Larry Geans, Keith Frazier, Andre Ir- vine, Rob Escobedo, Rob Harter, Scott Kruger (row 4) Cortez Williams, Jackie Bowen, Chad Middleton, Rich Euckert, Pat Wilks, Brett Williams, Joel Daw- son, Mike Reinking, Buzz Relue (row 5) Dennis Johnson, Brandon Davis, Law- rence Carter, Tim Sanders, Mark De- Vito, James Starks, Marcus Wagstaff, Bennie Parks, Steve Scott, Robert Black, Brad Nagy (row 6) Coaches: Ja- mie Ashton, John Ashton, Terry Bur- ton, Sam DiPrimio, Todd Townsend, Mike Cheviron, Ron DelaCuesta pho- to Mr. Steve Steiner FRESHMAN FOOTBALL RESERVE FOOTBALL NHS OPP NH S OPP 26 Warsaw 20 8 North Side 18 20 South Side 6 14 Snider 6 14 Snider 6 15 Bishop Luers 9 6 Bishop Dwenger 10 15 South Side 20 Wayne 14 Bishop Dwenger 25 30 Elmhurst 14 North Side 7 25 North Side 6 13 Wayne 7 Overall Record: 5-1 19 Bellmont 6 City Champions Overall Record: 5-3 OGR BEST SHOT Northrop quarterbackMatt Taylor hands off to Keith Suttle for another Brum first down. photo Dr, William Chavis Varsity football: trow l)S Myers, T Swiftney. S Rhoad, S Carr, R Davis, M Taylc B Boiilnger, D Springer, T Fuqua, K Buyer, J Heilger, J Blanchard, S Beverly (row 2) i Ramsey, S Voder, Q Bailey, M-S«tei, M Anderson. S McCullough, E Qrigsby, D Athertcjn. Bengs. J Barton, C Cho, J Waddel (row 31 J Maxwell, B Bojrab, B Bojrab, C Turner. I Kolili, T Mice, M Fortney, S Wilson, C Levitt, S Kruger. G Jotinson rroiv 4) P McCray. ( Zollinger, J LepanI, R Seewald, L Ceans, K Frazier, A Irvine, R Escobedo, M Reinking, Kelsaw, M Land (row S) D Wastiburn, B Williams, C Milan, C Middlelon, R Eucbarl, I Barker, BBerglund,K Emberlin, J Kirchner, M Holom, D Relue, B Williams rro St B Davi D Johnson, C Williams, J Bowen, M DeVilo, P Wilks, J Dawson, B, Parks. K Suttle. Black, T Reiber, B Nagy (row 7)0 Baker, K Williams, H Curry. V Nelson, T Poindexter, Williams, M Wagslatf, E Walker, T Sanders. S Scott, J Starks, S Paschall, L, Carter (row COACHING STAFF. J Ashton. J Ashton, M Ctieviron. T Burton, E Bojrab. T Townsend. DiPrimio, D Doerfder. R Delacuesla pholo Mr Steve Steiner B MHS VARSITY FOOTBALL OPP 27 JamboreeElmhurst 20 Richmond 13 Bishop Dwenger 35 7 Bishop Luers 21 13 South Side 27 7 Snider 34 42 Harding 14 North Side 24 22 Wayne 19 34 Huntington North 14 Penn Overall Record: 4-6 SAC Record: 2-5 35 ' We had high hopes at the beginning (of the season). " — Coach Doerffler OGR BEST SHOT G ridders Go 4-6 Two Seniors Make All-Conference Team " We had high hopes in the beginning, " stated Varsity Football Coach Dean Doerffler. The gridsmen went 4-6 on the year and just 2-5 in the Summit Athletic Conference. This year ' s team was very young, with only seventeen seniors on the team. Twen- ty-eight juniors and thirty sophomores made up the remainder of the team. The team also had a new young coach. Mr. Todd Townsend joined the coaching staff, working with virtually all the squads. The season started with two outstanding victories against Elmhurst in the Jambo- ree, 27-0, and Richmond, 20-13, respective- ly. From there, however, the season went downhill. The gridsmen lost their next four games, with a 22.5 points allowed average. The game against Harding seemed, at the time, to be the turning point of the season. Beating the Hawks 42-0 got the team moti- vated to win again. " We overcame our ob- stacles toward the end, " said Assistant Coach Ernie Bojrab. The season ended with a loss to North Side, 24-14, a home- Listen up, guys! " Head Coach Dean Doerffler talks to tfie offensive line during a time-out. photo Dr. William Chavis coming victory over Wayne, 22-19, a first- round sectional stomping of heavily fa- vored Huntington North, 34-0, and the season-ending loss to Penn, 35- 14. " We came together more as a team this year than last year, " said Tackle Herman Curry. Adding, Coach Bojrab said, " We came together more as a family. " Doerffler described the season as " having its ups and downs, " making for an interesting sea- son. The team had its highlights and more than its share of disappointments, but at least " the second half (of the season) was good and it ended on a high note (the sec- tional win over Huntington North), " Doerffler commented. One of the highlights of the season was the selection of Dennis Springer and Steve Carr to the All-SAC Football Team. " Being chosen for the All-SAC team made a sea- son full of ups and downs end on a high note for me, " said Springer. Carr added, " It topped off a very frustrating season. " With approximately fifty-eight returning lettermen for next year, and advancements from the talented reserve team, the future looks to be bright for the Northrop Grids- men. — Dave Witte Junior Chad Kohli and Senior Matt Taylor warm up on the sidelines before hitting the grid. photo Tami Clark benior Jeff Barton leads the offensive line against Wayne during the Homecoming Game. photo Tami Clark OGR BEST SHOT Girls- cross country: mw ; Melissa Candy Williams. Heather Chalmers. Rachel Clark. Kristin Seeds, Shannon Fe ry (row 2) William s. Amy Apollo. An ny Anspaugh, Tere Erica Cohee, April McElroy, Tessa Swiftney, sa Barn um, Kim Jacqua . photo Mr Steve Tracy Miser (row 3) Coach Jar el Young. Sterner " The girls developed a strong desire to be good. " — Coach Young GIRLS ' CROSS COUNTRY NHS OPP 47 16 Elmhurst 33 24 South Side 19 39 Huntington 50 15 Bishop Dwenger 25 30 Columbia City 33 22 Snider 45 16 Bishop Dwenger 43 19 Wabash 34 21 North Side 50 15 Elmhurst S.A.C. Record: 7-C Freshmen Make AU-SAC An SAC victory. The Sectional Title. These tremendous vic- tories were led by three out- standing new runners who constantly battled for the number one position on the 1987 Girls ' Cross Country Team. These three outstand- ing runners were freshmen Amy Anspaugh, Melissa Clark, and Rachel Williams, and they were nothing short of excellent throughout the season. — Jenny Welsh April McElroy helps fellow teammate Candy Wil Mams with her number before the Bruin Invitational. photo Tami Clark % " •0 y OGR BEST SHOT Tessa Swiftney crosses the finish line in good fashion at the Summit Athletic Conference meet at Shoaff Parl , photo Abbie Decl er Coach Janet Young chats with harriers Shannon Fer- ry. Heather Chalmers, and April McElroy at the S-A.C meet photo Abbie Decker H arriers Rule Win S.A.C. With 7-0 Record When a group of young runners decides to train extremely tiard and put their whole heart into the idea of working as a " team " , success is the result. That was Head Coach Janet Young ' s feelings toward the 1987 Girls ' Cross Coun- try season and a successful one it was. After a four year absence from the win- ner ' s circle, the Bruins are baci and run- ning strong. " The girls developed very competitive attitudes and a strong desire to be good, " said a proud Coach Young. " It was exciting to watch average ability run- ners develop into very good runners be- cause of their hard work and determina- tion, " she added. Led by team captains. Seniors Candy Williams and Tessa Swiftney, along with three outstanding freshmen. Amy An- spaugh, Melissa Clark, and Rachel Wil- liams, the Lady Harriers took the S.A.C. and Sectional titles, just missing the chance to compete at the state meet by only four points at regionals. Along with defeating many state ranked April McElroy and Shannon Ferry prepare to run the final leg of the SAC. meet at Shoaff Park. photo Ab- bie Decker teams and their S.A.C. and sectional vic- tories, the Bruins ' top runners, freshmen Clark, Williams, and Anspaugh were mem- bers of the AII-S.A.C. team, placing 4th, 7th, and 11 th, respectively. Sophomore Harrier Erica Cohee summed up the season by saying, " Win- ning the S.A.C. was really great so the hard work REALLY paid off! " Senior Captain Candy Williams said, " I contribute the team ' s success to the coaching skills of Ms. Young. Tessa Swiftney, the other sen- ior captain, added, " The team ' s success and the success of the three freshmen is due to Coach Young ' s training program. It provided the balance of speed work and endurance build-up that gave us the ability to take the S.A.C. and sectional titles. Cin- der her guidance and the new talents com- ing to Northrop, winning is doubtlessly ahead for the Girls ' Cross Country Team! " The Lady Harriers will return most run- ners next year, and with the talent and the competitiveness, the upcoming seasons should be very promising, indeed. — Jenny Welsh OGR BEST SHOT (3?! ' H arriers Set Pace Post 8-0 Conference Record With their thirteenth conference cham- pionship, the Boys ' Cross Country Team is, undoubtedly, setting high standards for future Harriers. The team ' s record of 17-3 was more than a notable effort, indeed. The three losses came early in the season with the Bruin Harriers improving to the point where they were virtually unmatchable in the confer- ence. " I was surprised, " stated Coach Fred Blanks, " I felt we had a good chance and that it (the season) would come down to the wire, but it turned out we dominated. " Dominating the conference would be an understatement. The boys went 8-0 in the conference and won the S.A.C. championship. A third place finish at the Fort Wayne sectional qualified the Bruins for the Bell- mont Regional. Outstanding individual ef- forts by Marc Scales, Matt Wertman, and Sean McQann plus good pack running ad- vanced the Bruins to the semi-state. " We always gave a 110 percent effort, " com- mented Senior Tom Downs, " no matter what we did. " Unfortunately, the state- bound team was stopped short due to the illness of three of the top four runners. Although the end of the season was trau- matic, it proved that the Harriers are one of the best athletic teams at Northrop. — Sean McQann Seniors Tommy Downs and Sean McGann prepare to w start the Bruin Invitational, photo Abbie Decker re % OGR BEST SHOT Harriers Make All-S.A.C. Excellence. That Is what it takes to be se- lected to the All-Confer- ence Team. The Boys ' Cross Country Team showed, once again, with five members be- ing name All-S.A.C, that excellence isn ' t what they strive for, it is their standard. Selected to the All-Conference Team were Seniors Andy Norris and Sean McGann, Juniors Marc Scales and Matt Wert- man, and sophomore sensation Ryan Cole. — Sean McQann BOYS ' CROSS COUNTRY NHS OPP 37 Westview 25 24 East Noble 26 15 South Side 50 25 Huntington 37 15 Bishop Dwenger 50 15 Bellmont 50 18 Bishop Dwenger 45 20 Snider 43 18 Columbia City 45 28 Wabash 27 1st S.A.C. Meet 2nd Bruin Invitational 3rd Snider-Hokum Karem 2nd Huntington Invitationa 6th New Prairie Invitationa 1 3rd Culver Invitational 3rd Sectionals 2nd Regionals Overall Record: 8-2 S.A.C. Record: 8-0 Boys cross country: (mw U Sean McGann, Marc Scales. Todd Kurtz. Ryan Cole. Tommy Downs. Andy Norris. Malt Werlman tmu 2) Coach Fred Blanks. Heath Heck. Keith Howard. Adam Skaggs. Greg Per ry. Ryan Sturgis. Barclay Allen. James Cowan. Mike Milholland photo Mr Steye S.A.C. Champions Bruin Harriers Greg Perry. Barclay Allen. James Cowan, and Adam Skaggs start the Bruin Invitational. photo Abbie Decker The Bruin Cross Country Team returns to the famil- iar grounds of Northrop after being crowned SAC. Champs. photo Abbie Decker OCR BEST SHOT R eserve Excels Frosh Post Outstanding Record " Very good " is the phrase Coach Jen- nifer Titzer used to describe the season of her Reserve Lady Spikers. The reserve team went 17-5 in 1987-88 and 7-2 in the SAC. Their underclass counterparts, the Freshman Volleyball Team, coached by Larry Bleiler, went 18-1 on the season and won the SAC championship. Coach Titzer said the reserve team seemed to lack the ' drive ' for the game. " Fundamentally, the girls were very solid. They could hit, set, spike, . . . carry out the basics very well, " said Titzer. In addi- tion, she said, " They just were not aggres- sive enough on the court, especially at the net. " " This team had a lot of talent, " Titzer said. Because of that, she said there was not a " best player " on the team. " At the end of the season, " Titzer said, " the girls voted on the best players and that ' s how we decided. " Tina Williams was voted most improved player; Carrie Dahman was selected best server; Jill Karasek and Lou- ise Steinkamp were voted best offensive player and best defensive player, respec- tively; and Lori Derheimer received the mental attitude award. For Titzer, the season was very pleasing. " From the beginning, I saw improvement in the team as a whole, and they practiced their skills to improve even more, " Titzer said. Improvement did not come in just the skills, however. Said Titzer, " Their (the teams ' ) consistency also improved as the season progressed. " On the reserve team this year were elev- en sophomores and one junior, which is a fairly young line-up. Commenting on next season, Titzer said, " With only four girls returning on varsity next year, some of the reserves will move up without any varsity experience at all. " Continuing, she said, " We (the coaches) know that some of the reserve girls will have to move up, but we do not yet know how many. We ' ll just have to wait until next season! " — Steve Edwards Reserve Spiker Tina Williams makes a crucial hit during a close match, photo Abbie Decker " I got it! " In the midst of confusion. Freshman Tracy Haugk calls the shot, photo Abbie Decker CCC( OUR BEST SHOT " As a whole, the season went very well. " — Coach Titzer Reserve volleyball: (row l) Tina Reuille, Laura Method. Caren Costello, Tina Williams, Lau- rie Derheimer. (row 2) Talli Leach, Teri Granning. Kelly Phillips, Jill Karasek, Louise Steinkamp. (row 3) Lysa Groves, Carrie Dahman. Coach Jenni- fer Titzer. photo Mr. Steve Steiner % S.A.C. CHAMPIONS Freshman volleyball: (row l) (row 3) Angle Elllott, Sherri Robins,, Kel- Kelly Graham, LaWanda Johnson, (row ly Meinerding, Melanie Steffen, Kate 2) Tracy Haugk, Susan Gushing, Kathy Clemmer, Coach Larry Bleiler. Not pic- Malmloff, Shawn Roth, Amanda Hale. lured Nina Allgler. RESERVE VOLLEYBALL Ft. Wayne Christian Whltl o Carroll New Haven Bellmont DeKalb Harding Adams Central Bishop Luers North Side Homestead Concordia Snider South Side Wayne Bishop Dwenger Huntington North Elmhurst Concordia Harding Wayne North Side Overall Record: 17 5 SAC Record: 72 FRESHMAN VOLLEYBALL Carroll New Haven Bellmont DeKalb Harding Bishop Luers North Side Homestead Concordia Snider South Side Wayne North Side Inv. Bishop Dwenger Huntington North Elmhurst Overall Record: IS SAC Record: 121 OPP 5 8 15 4 15 16 8 3 15 6 6 4 7 15 12 15 12 8 13 11 15 6 8 3 5 4 15 8 15 1 6 15 8 8 15 6 7 8 6 OGR BEST SHOT ( 45 •D. VARSITY VOLLEYBALL Varsity volleyball: (mw i) Tami Reuille, Char Humphrey, Vanessa Williams, Carrie Sumney. Kathy Merritts. (row 2) manager Dan Zollars, Chrissy Saunders. Sta- cey Hughes, Jill Shappell, Meridith " The team was a really tight group ... " — Coach Coats Burt. Tia Glass, Jill Flowers, Lisa Howe, manager Tanesha Davis, Coach Mary Coats not pictured: manager Kim Wannamacher. pho- to Mr. Steve Steiner n NHS OPP 15 15 Ft, Wayne Christian 7 3 15 15 Huntington North 9 2 9 5 Snider 15 15 15 15 Whitko 7 8 15 16 15 Carroll 3 14 6 14 15 6 New Haven 16 13 15 10 15 4 Bellmont 15 4 15 15 8 15 DeKalb 9 15 8 15 10 15 Harding 12 15 5 15 15 Adams Central 2 3 15 15 Bishop Luers 6 12 6 15 14 North Side 15 12 16 17 15 Carroll 15 9 15 15 East Noble 6 9 15 10 15 Goshen 7 15 2 15 15 Homestead 7 11 13 6 Concordia 15 15 n 13 Snider 15 15 12 15 15 South Side 15 12 10 8 9 Wayne 15 15 8 8 Bishop Dwenger 15 15 15 15 Huntington North 13 7 16 16 15 Elmhurst 14 18 7 15 15 Warsaw 4 12 12 15 16 Culver Commun tyl5 7 18 15 15 Bishop Dwenger 9 10 15 15 Concordia 10 10 12 1 Snider Overall 1810 SAC 4-5 15 15 Burt, Hughes make All-SAC " Meridith and Stacey are good all-around players and they can play any position at anytime, " said Varsity Volleyball Coach Mary Coats. Senior Meridith Burt and Junior Stacey Hughes were selected for the first and second all-SAC teams, respectively. This season, Burt broke the hitting record set by Lori Meinerding with 228 hits. Burt also had 129 digs, and the second highest number of aces for the team. 46 ) OCIR BEST SHOT b B I _ ♦ ir " Mine! " Jill Flowers calls the shot for a hit during The Volleyball Team takes a time-out to celebrate en the sectional game against Bishop Dwenger. photo- route to a win over Concordia, photo Tami Clark Tami Clark s pikers go up down ' Serve ' 18-10 record En route to a season record of 18-10, the Girls ' Varsity Volleyball team experi- enced numerous ups and downs. Despite the turbulant season, though, the Lady Spikers, coached by Mary Coats, managed to keep a " positive attitude " throughout the season. The season got off to an exceptional start, vi ith only one loss in the first five encounters. " The girls were really consis- tant in playing their games, " Coats said. " Stacey Hughes and Lisa Howe were prob- ably the most consistant, though, " she added. In contrast, however, there were some areas of the game that the Lady Spikers lacked consistency in, such as aggressive- ness. " We really needed to be more aggres- sive up by the net, " Coach Coats said. She added, " Vt ' e needed to get up there and hit the ball instead of just standing there say- ing, ' Are we supposed to hit this little ball? " The season brought numerous injuries " Ggh! " Stacey Hughes falls to the floor m an attempt to make a hit against Concordia, photo Tami Clark to the team. Coach Coats said, however, the team made up for the losses. She said, " The team was a really tight group, so when someone got injured and had to set out, they pulled together and worked hard- er. They were always pulling together and helping each other through the tough times. " Overall, Coach Coats said she was really pleased with the season. Said Coats, " The season ended on a high note with the two sectional wins over Bishop Dwenger and Concordia, especially Concordia because of them beating us earlier in the season. " She then added, " With all things consid- ered, I think the girls played really hard all season long! " The varsity squad will be losing eight girls next year, but with the advancements from the reserve team and the incoming freshmen, it all balances out to another great season. — Steve Edwards OUR BEST SHOT 0 Girls ' QOLF: (row ;; Juanlta Law san Kelly, Coach Dave Riley, Heidi son. Amy Chambers, Carol Sibole, Richard, Kelly Johnson. photo Mr. Jeanene Schlotter, Stephanie Steve Steiner Brown- (row 2) Marcy Boyles. Su- " Reglonals was not good at all for us, " — Coach Riley ' 1 : GIRLS ' GOLF U NHS 416 425 384 197 191 208 198 207 195 226 391 182 386 424 Carroll Bruin Inv. 8th place North Side Bishop Luers Harding Homestead Snider Warsaw Columbia City North Side East Noble Concordia Huntington North Culver Inv. 2nd place Leo West Noble Bishop Dwenger Elmhurst Sectional 3rd place Regional 8th place 115 overall, 4-3 SAC OPP 462 414 194 265 239 197 216 216 192 218 213 237 218 253 185 240 Riley and Northrop go Hand-in-Hand Girls ' golf coach Dave Ril- ey has undoubtedly had a major impact on Northrop athletics. Riley graduated from Ball State University in 1956. He came to Northrop in 1977 as a P.E. teacher and coach. His coaching career at Northrop has been pheno- minal. From coaching a record-setting girls ' basket- ball team to coaching an ex- cellent girls ' golf team, Riley has been very successful. — Jeff Lovell %) OCR BEST SHOT I ady Linksters Aim ' Fore ' Improvement Make Regionals for Sixth Straight Year " Improvement was the word for the Lady Linksters of 1987. The girls ' golf team, coached by Dave Riley, compiled an 11-5 record and turned what looked to be a dismal season into a trip to regionals. This is the sixth consecu- tive year that the Lady Linksters have ad- vanced to regional competition. The season began at the Northrop Invita- tional, where Northrop placed eighth. " The girls were really down at that point, " said Riley. With steady improvement from that point on, the team was optimistic going into sectionals, where they placed third be- hind Snider and Dwenger. That showing allowed them to advance to regionals. " Regionals was not good at all for us. No one played well, " commented Riley. The team placed eighth out of nine teams. Leading the Lady Linksters was Senior Amy Chambers. She had the team ' s best average and came within one stroke of competing in the state individual finals. Chambers was selected for the All-Summit Athletic Conference team by a vote of SAC coaches. With three of the five varsity members returning next year, Riley said that the team looks like it will be " really good " . — Jeff Lovell Susan Kelly chats with the other Lady Linksters Carol Sibole helplessly watches as her opponent while waiting to tee off. photo Tami Clark takes her frustration out on the golf ball photo Tami Clark OGR BEST SHOT ( ffiPMTCPiirW Reserve wrestling; (row 1) Mark Kerr. Chris Eastom, Greg Smith, Chris Zollinger. Jer- maine Williams. Trent Keppler. Ron Parrish. (row 2) Andy Boothby. Jerry Reid. Brian Strahm. Eric Cochran. Rob Mourey, Jamie Arnold, Mike Krucina. Coach Sam DiPrimio. (row 3) Cortez Williams. Dustin Siders. Tom Szymczak. Duane Bur- ris. Jason Burton. James Corell. Jermaine Brook. Coach Keith Atte- berry. Coach Terry Burton, (row 4) Mark Miller. Larry Geans. Joe Gon- zales, Mike Bair, Jerome Burney. Tim Pease, Dave Holom. Chad Mid- dleton. photo Mr. Steve Steiner B a J u RESERVE WRESTLING MHS OPP 51 [North Side 15 36 South Side 6 39 Harding 27 30 Wayne 15 30 Huntington North 54 24 DeKalb 15 21 Bellmont 44 42 Bishop Luers 17 48 Elmhurst 9 36 Concordia 29 33 Snider 36 33 Bishop Dwenger Overall Record: 9-3 22 © l u VARSITY WRESTLING NHS OPP 43 North Side 24 63 South Side 9 34 Harding 38 50 Wayne 24 11 Huntington North 52 51 DeKalb 12 15 Bellmont 48 51 Bishop Luers 22 64 Elmhurst 12 42 Concordia 21 45 Harding 21 33 New Haven 29 36 Bishop Dwenger 29 54 Norwell 13 36 Snider 24 % OUR BEST SHOT Grapplemania Freshman, reserve, varsity teams pin an excellent season Inexperienced " would be the word to describe the freshman and reserve wres- tling teams in 1987-88, while " dominating " would describe the outstanding varsity squad. The reserve team, despite its inexperi- ence, posted a respectable record of 9-3. The lack of experience was mostly due to none of the middle schools, or ' feeder ' schools, having wrestling programs for the freshmen and sophomores to get experi- ence in the past years. As the season pro- gressed, however, the teams did very well in the tournaments. They placed in the top three in almost every meet, and several of the grapplers went to the championship matches in the meets. Stated Head Coach Sam DiPrimio, " I see a bright future for these boys. " Some of the young wrestlers were switched between the reserve and varsity wrestling teams, therefore, gaining some valuable varsity experience. The experi- Bruin wrestler Kurt Emberlin moves from under his opponent for another pin. photo TamI Clark ence will help those who go on to the varsi- ty. When asked how he felt about the sea- son as a whole, freshman grappler Mike Bair said, " It was a fun and exciting sea- son. I really enjoyed it. " Sophomore Tom Szymczak added, " I thought our team real- ly pulled together this season and Coach DiPrimio was a great influence. " The varsity wrestling team, which post- ed an outstanding 12-3 record, became S.A.C. co-champions with arch rival Snider. In addition to the conference title, the varsity grapplers also represented Mor- throp well in post-season action. Eight Bru- ins went to sectional and regional competi- tions; four, Dennis Springer, Keith Battenfield, Mike Huntington, and Shane Yoder went to semistate; and one, Dennis Springer, went to the state finals. Coach DiPrimio was very pleased with the season as a whole. He was especially pleased with Dennis Springer. " I wish I could have a Dennis Springer on every one of my teams, " he said. — Tanasa Hissong and Shanna Clements " We worked hard and deserved to win the S.A.C. ' — Keith Bat- tenfield Varsity WRESTLIMG (row V Dan Hudson, Mike Huntington, Matt Land, Coach Sam Di- Primio, Shane Yoder, Keith Battenfield, Elbert Cor well, (■ -ov v2;j oeMou rey. Da 1 Paiker Dar- rvl Johnson Kev n Park Jame. Starks Jer- ne Brook s, fro w3jCc ach Ke th Atteberry, De nis Sprlr qer, Stacey Kelsaw Kurt E Tiber- lin, Jeff He tger, Coach Terry Burton. pho- to Mr. Steve Ste ner Coaches Sam DiPrimio and Terry Burton watch as the wrestling team captures the S.A.C. title, photo Tami Clark OUR BEST SHOT rJiV v Jtt i Freshman standout Karen Beer performs on the un- Junior gymnast Jada Little gracefully performs her - - -- - 1 " . ' even bars at the gymnastics sectionals. photo Tami balance beam routine. photo Tami Clark " Z Z Z I Z § T ' Clark " " - % OCJR BEST SHOT T umbling Talent Varsity Reserve Gymnasts Roll To An Excellent Season After last year ' s 9-3 record, the Bruin Gymnasts were expected to do exception- ally well this 1987-88 school year. They certainly lived up to the expectations with a 12-1 record for both the varsity and re- serve teams, and a state ranking as high as number two for the varsity. The reserve team finished their season with a 7-0 record in the S.A.C. Head Coach Maureen Hornak had a feeling that the team would do well, " 1 knew we had a lot of excellent talent coming in this year and I thought we ' d do well. " Hornak added, " This was the best reserve team Northrop has had in a while. " The Bruin Varsity Team clinched the S.A.C. title by beating North Side during the last meet of the regular season. The team also placed first in sectional and re- gional competitions, and advanced to the state finals at Indianapolis Perry Meridian High School. In the state competition, the varsity team placed fifth out of the five Junior Shannon Carey gracefully performs fier balance beam routine at the Morth Side Sectional, photo Tami Clark schools competing; however, only one and a half points separated each team. Out of an average of 42 competitors in each event, the Bruin Gymnasts placed near the top in each event. Freshman Karen Beer placed fifth in the beam, third in the floor routine, second on bars, and third all- around. The highest possible score an indi- vidual can obtain in a state meet is 10 points. Senior Lola Young came very close to this score with a 9.70 on the vault. Other gymnasts coming close to this score were Ann McElroy, Shannon Carey, Jada Little, and Stacey Frick. " I don ' t think that any- one in Ft. Wayne could have done better, " said Hornak. With the successful records posted by both teams and the talent shown through- out the season, it is no wonder that the Bruin Gymnasts tumbled their way to the top in 87-88. — Kelly Ferro 1987-88 State Finalists Gymnastics (row d Tan- ya Howe, Karen Beer, April McElroy. (row 2) Jada Little, Lola Young. Stacey Frick, (row 3) Mike Moring. Paulma Qrunden, Ann McElroy, Asst, Coach Larry Bleiler. Coach Mau reen Hornak, Molly Burns. Rhonda Colone, Marcus Hair- ston. (row 4) Kelly Pietrzy kowsky. Paul Tapper, Rosalind Young. Mot pictured: Shannon Carey, photo Mr. Steve Steiner M GYMNASTICS U NHS OPP 96.90 South Side 67.90 96.20 Elmhurst 96.00 101.75 New Haven 76.45 103.55 East Noble 87.00 103.35 Leo 92.55 103,35 DeKalb 58.10 103.40 Homestead 104.95 98.15 Concordia 90.00 101.90 Huntington 87.40 106.65 Wayne 92.05 102.90 Snider 102.90 103.65 North Side 101.90 89.15 Dwenger 101.70 Overall Record: 121 Hardwork pays off for Beer It isn ' t easy for an incoming freshman to work her way to the top in her first high school season. Howev- er, Karen Beer over- came the odds and placed in sectionals and regionals this year. " Gymnastics is my life, " Karen said, and one look at her experi- ence proves it. She has been involved since she was six, and she plans to continue as long as possible. — Kelly Ferro OUR BEST SHOT (3)1 Senior Andy Norris shows his talent at the Boys Basketball Preview. photo Tami Clark " We didn ' t always win, but we learned. " — Scott Putman, freshman BOYS ' FRESHMAM BAS KETBALL: (row 1) Jason Traycoff. Rod Swain, Chad King. Gregg Piatt, Carl Woods Jason Anderson, Demetrius Gib son. (row 2) Marcus Jeffer Doug Couch. Scott Putman. Jer maine Jones. Jeff Hammell Raymond Green, Coach Mike Cheviron. photo Mr. Steve Steiner. -J Tiy] BOYS ' Si= BASK FRESHMAN ETBALL NHS OPP 38 Wayne 36 30 Snider 49 34 Harding 45 37 North Side 45 40 East Noble 41 38 South Side 42 32 Marion 39 35 South Bend Adams 58 45 Concordia 52 45 Bishop Dwenger 4b 46 Elnnhurst 42 49 Wayne 35 47 Concordia 55 39 North Side 3b 40 DeKalb bU 53 Snider bO ' f BOYS- RESERVE | s - BASKETBALL A NHS OPP 39 DeKalb 50 43 Harding 58 44 North Side 47 25 South Bend Adams 39 35 Concordia 42 31 Muncie South 32 34 Elmhurst 29 4 Bishop Dwenger 37 43 South Side 55 50 Bishop Dwenger 55 42 Huntington North 55 49 Bishop Luers 45 42 Richmond 52 44 Snider 48 55 Wayne 54 51 Marion 64 50 South Side 55 40 East Noble 25 38 North Side 36 48 Bishop Dwenger 47 Ov ;rall Record: 7 13 % Overall Record: 413 54 1 OGR BEST SHOT T ransition Reserve Freshman Cagers Learn To Play The ' Bruin ' Way The Boys ' Reserve and Freshman Bas- ketball teams found out this year that win- ning isn ' t everything. The two teams had a combined record of 11-26, the reserve go- ing 7-13, and the freshman going 4-13 re- spectively. Playing on a reserve team is a stepping stone to the varsity level. While on the team, a player gets a chance to improve the weak elements of his play, while he polishes his already mastered skills. Said Reserve Head Coach Jim Spencer, " A pro- gram ' s priorities aren ' t straight if the team is measured by its win-loss record. Rather, it should be measured by the player im- provement, and some of our players im- proved greatly over the season. " Said Sophomore Tory Harris on improving his skills, " Each day I try to do something better than the day before. " One key to having a good season is having a team that plays well together. Although they posted a losing record, the reserve players seemed oophomore Benny Parlts scores another point as Mike Reinking and Scott Kruger fight for the rebound. photo Tami Clark to have the chemistry to play well togeth- er. " As the season progressed, the team began to gel and play really well, " sopho- more reserve player Scott Kruger said. " Once we got to know each other, we played pretty well together, " he added. On the freshman level, there are some definite changes players must go through — both physical and emotional. Freshman Coach Mike Cheviron said, " The freshman year is a very difficult time for these young men. It takes a long time for them to learn and understand the system and our ' Bruin ' style of playing. " Academically, life as a freshman can sometimes be a rough transition from mid- dle school days. The same is true from an athletic standpoint. If a freshman basket- ball player doesn ' t know what to expect from the " big " high school games, the first few times on the floor can be a harsh expe- rience. What the coach expects them to do is to learn from their mistakes, and appar- ently they did just that. Said Freshman Scott Putman, " We didn ' t always win, but we learned. " " Each day I tried something different ... " — Tory Harris BOVS ' RESERVE BASKETBALL: (row 1) Bry- an Trappe, Chris Sharpe, Mike Reinking, Larry Lovelace, John Hayes, Marcus Wagstaff, Eric Walker (row 2) Latonal Harris. Mark Stoner. Scott Kruger, Brian Walker. Adam Skaggs. Brian Smith. photo Mr. Steve Steiner Freshmen Raymond Green (30) and Scott Putman fight for a valuable Bruin rebound. photo Tami Clark OGR BEST SHOT m ?. Senior Corey Martin goes up for a lay up against Corey Martin takes the ball off the glass and through Snider at the Memorial Coliseum. photo Tami Clark the hoop for a lay up against Wayne. photo Tami Clark % OGR BEST SHOT Boys ' varsity basketball: (row 1) Andy Norris, John Ellington, Bennie Parks, Carl Woods, (row 2) Coach A. C Eldridge, Man- ager John Reed. Marcus Wagstaff. Scott Kru- ger, Corey Martin, Lament Tolbert, Asst. Northrop Bruins Champions Coach Jim Spencer, (row 3) Tornell Moore, J. C Harris, Chris Lovelace, Chad Becker, Asst. Coach Mike Cheviron. photo Mr. Steve Steiner Summit Athletic Conference BOYS ' VARSITY BASKETBALL INHS OPF 70 DeKalb 55 59 Harding 45 69 North Side 51 43 South Bend Adams 41 71 Concordia 57 44 Muncie South 62 75 Elmhurst 72 43 North Side 37 46 Wayne 38 52 Harding 50 52 South Side 51 58 Bishop Dwenger 68 40 Huntington North 42 93 Bishop Luers 42 84 Richmond 86 60 Snider 54 68 Wayne 54 61 Marion 84 70 South Side 64 61 East Noble 52 60 North Side 46 65 Bishop Dwenger 53 56 North Side 54 51 New Haven 59 6lfl M ixed emotions Cagers have ups, downs in regular season; fall in sectionals Despite an 18-6 record and champion- ships in both the S.A.C. and the S.A.C. Holiday Tournament, the 1987-88 boys ' basketball season was a rather disappoint- ing one. After opening the season with five straight wins, the team looked as if it would fulfill expectations of getting to the final four. However, they were blown out at home against Muncie South, 62-44. Then, following two consecutive losses was the team ' s most successful weekend. Against Bishop Luers, the Bruins jumped to a 20-0 lead before ending up crushing the Knights, 93-42. Then came the match-up against top ranked Richmond, Morthrop led by 12 with two minutes left, but couldn ' t hold on. The Red Devils eventual- ly won, 86-84, in overtime, but it was prob- ably the finest game for the Bruin Cagers. The squad finished out the last seven regular season games with a 6-1 record. Then it was sectional time. They drew Senior J. C Harris drives in for a " slambamjc against the Wayne Generals. photo Tami Clark North Side, whom they had already beaten three times during the regular season. Once again they beat the Redskins, but just by two, 56-54. Their next foes were the New Haven Bulldogs. Northrop held the lead for most of the game, but their down- fall turned out to be free throw shooting. They missed a total of 18 free throws, and ended up losing, 59-51. The Bruins were definitely a senior- based team. Seven seniors played regular- ly, and four of those usually started. Front line men for the squad were Seniors, Chris Lovelace, Tornell Moore, J.C. Harris, and Corey Martin. Chad Becker, the only junior to start, was a forward. Starting guards were usually Lamont Tolbert, the team ' s leading scorer, and Senior Andy Norris; and John Ellington was the first guard off the bench. The Bruin Basketball Team had an abun- dance of talent that just never came to- gether; however, with an 18-6 record, in no way was the season a total disappoint- ment. — Mike Klopfenstein OGR BEST SHOT (g? " I think she (Coach Plumb) did a great job ' Amanda Hale, freshman Girls ' FRESHMAM basketball: (Row I) Angle Elliott, Jeanene Schlotter, Raquel Ervin, Tenesha Davis, Yolanda Williams, Amanda Hale. Tracy Haugk. (row 2} Coach Lisa Plumb. Tonya Shepherd. Amy Parker, Leigh Ann Johnson, Melissa Hughes, Sonya Shepherd. Shandra Veazey photo Mr. Steve Steiner n ju GIRLS ' FRESHMAN BASKETBALL NHS OPP 39 Warsaw 31 21 Prairie Heights 20 24 Marion 26 35 Snider 24 17 North Side 27 46 Harding 27 24 Bishop Dwenger 29 21 Woodlan 26 32 Wayne 15 45 Wawasee 22 26 Elmhurst 21 38 Huntington North 36 40 Concordia 28 33 Bishop Luers 17 31 South Side 21 O verall Record: 12-4 OCR BEST SHOT Freshman Amanda Hale blocks her opponent out for a valuable rebound. photo Mrs. Johnson Freshmen players Leigh Ann Johnson and Tenesha Davis get ready to pull down a rebound after Jeanene Schlotter shoots the ball. photo Mrs. Johnson c agers Improve Frosh, reserve girls overcome problems, work together as a team This season was a lot of fun because we had a winning season, the team worked together, and I got to meet a lot of new people, " said Freshman Kate Clemmer, who played forward on the Girls ' Reserve Basketball Team. This year the main focus of both the reserve and freshmen girls ' basketball teams was on teamwork. This method ap- parently worked because the reserve team only lost two games, and the freshmen only four. As freshman guard Tracy Haugk said, " At the beginning we weren ' t really a team, but at the end, we really pulled to- gether and worked. " Mr. Phil Ginder, the reserve coach, was pleased with the 1987-88 season. Said Ginder, " The kids worked well together. We played two freshmen and the rest were sophomores. We played well in every ball game except two. " The season was an important one for the Lady Bruins. The reserve team helped the varsity win the Summit Athletic Confer- ence tournament, and the freshmen had a lot to deal with. The freshmen had to come together and work as a team, not as play- ers from different schools. Many times, freshmen have a hard time adjusting to the togetherness of them and their middle school rivals, not to mention that they have to change their style of play. In addi- tion, this was the first year Coach Lisa Plumb, a former Northrop player, had ever coached. Yet as Freshman Amanda Hale says, " I think she (Coach Plumb) did a great job. " The Lady Bruins had a lot of talent and consistantly improved their basketball skills throughout the season. Sophomore Dawn Kiel says, " We had a pretty good year. Everyone improved over their perfor- mance of last year. " Many of the players will even further improve their basketball skills at various camps, held at Indiana or Purdue Universities during the summer months. The 1987-88 season was very successful and Freshman Leigh Ann John- son best sums it up. " The coaches were great and the team worked hard, " Johnson said. — Susie Anderson " The kids (girls) worked really well together. " — Coach Ginder Girls ' reserve basketball (row i) Heather Chalmers, Carrie Dahman, Laurie Der- heimer, Tina Williams, Katrina Conwell, Jenny Wells, (row 2) Elethia Ervin, Kate Clemmer, Kelly Meinerding, Dawn Kiel. [Natasha Gibson, Jody Stiles, Jenny Haskin, Coach Phil Ginder. photo Mr. Steve Steiner GIRLS ' RESERVE ' BASKETBALL u NHS OPP 36 Warsaw 27 35 Prairie Heights 32 63 Marion 14 38 Snider 35 54 North Side 31 51 Bellmont 24 56 Harding 20 42 Bishop Dwenger 32 37 Woodlan 32 25 Snider 44 47 South Side 32 37 Wayne 24 52 Wawasee 15 49 Elmhurst 30 44 Huntington North 3b 39 Concordia 42 48 Bishop Luers 25 37 South Side 2 Overall Record: 16-2 OGR BEST SHOT (S Girls- varsity basketball: (row l) Dar- nelle Bonner, TIa Glass, Vanessa Willianns, Wendy Pennington, Pamela Jordan, Meridith Burt, Tami Reuille. (row 2) Jill Flowers, Char- mene Humphrey, Coach Phil Ginder, Elethia Ervin, Coach Lisa Plumb, Coach Dave Riley, Tonsha Dufor, Stacey Hughes, photo Mr. Steve Steiner " In every game we gave it our best shot! " — Stacey Hughes u VARSITY GIRLS ' BASKETBALL NHS OPP 76 Warsaw 77 67 Prairie Heights 37 63 Marion 41 52 Snider 61 78 North Side 47 65 Bellmont 38 83 Harding 59 54 Bishop Dwenger 55 78 Woodlan 65 62 North Side 38 51 Wayne 22 70 Bishop Luers 52 44 Snider 55 67 Wayne 43 72 Wawasee 37 55 Elmhurst 36 53 Huntington North 52 54 Concordia 33 56 Bishop Luers 39 50 South Side 44 68 Bishop Dwenger 55 57 South Side 44 40 Snider Overall Record: 185 51 ver achievers Lady Bruins have impressive season despite being labeled rebuilding If a school has a girls ' basketball with a cumulative record of 75-6 over a three year period, it should be obvious that the school has both an unusually talented group of girls and a quality coaching staff. Such is the case with Northrop ' s Lady Bruins and head coach Dave Riley. Although this year was a year of rebuild- ing for thenn, our ladies proved themselves to be very strong players, with the ability to excell past even their own expectations. The team as a whole was a powerful force this year, with a very talented starting five and a strong bench. Led by Vanessa Wil- liams and Meridith Burt, the varsity team came out of the season with an impressive record of 18 wins and only five losses over- all, and 7-2 in the S,A,C. This is the fourth best season in the history of Morthrop girls ' basketball, and was reached mainly be- cause of the ladies ' further development in both skill and confidence as a team. Coach Riley said that the girls had con- tinually improved and moved on to greater heights, both as a team and individually throughout the season. As a team, they upset previously undefeated Huntington North, who had been ranked eighth in the state. They were also awarded an honor- able mention by the Associated Press, and finished in third place in the Summit Ath- letic Conference, Individually, Williams made the all-S.A.C, team, and Burt made both the all S.A.C, team and all-Area teams as well. These accomplishments were well- deserved by both players. They worked hard throughout the season and contribut- ed greatly to the teams ' overall success. However, the achievements of Williams and Burt might not have been as easily attained if it weren ' t for the strong support of their teammates. As Senior Jill Flowers expressed, " The whole team had a positive attitude and worked hard all season. " — Nancy Zumwalt INorthrop ' s Pam Jordan (55) blocks a shot by power- house Snider in the sectional title game. photo Tami Clark % OUR BEST SHOT Junior Tia Glass over powers Bellmonfs players for a Junior Stacey Hughes and Senior Pam Jordan block- valuable lay up. photo; Abbie Decker out against Snider in attempt to pull down a rebound. photo Tami Clark ' 11 OUR BEST SHOT D uty Calls Schoeff commits himself to northrop athletics Many people often overlook the hard- work it takes to be a high school adminis- trator. Most administrators agree that it takes a lot of time, diligence, and most of all, patience. Such Is the case with Nor- throp ' s Athletic Director, Mark Schoeff. The job of athletic director includes a tremendous amount of responsibilities. Schoeff ' s responsibilities include the scheduling of games, hiring of officials, and the transportation to the away games. Scheduling for varsity football and boys ' varsity basketball takes place three to four years in advance. " After an initial schedule for a season is set up, it ' s easy for us to follow that schedule year after year, " Schoeff said. He added that he follows that same routine for each of Northrop ' s six- teen different sports. Mr. Schoeff is very proud to be a part of Northrop High School. Said Schoeff, " For the seventeen years that Northrop has been around, I don ' t think any school in the state can match our athletic achievements for that same period of time. " Adding, he said, " And I like to think that 1 played a major role in the success. " For the upcoming years, Schoeff said some changes may occur in Indiana high school athletics. One change is the addi- tion of soccer, now a club that Northrop is strong in, as a sport sanctioned by the IHSAA. However, it could be one or two years before that happens. " Before a sport becomes sanctioned by the IHSAA, a sur- vey is conducted and if fifty percent of the member schools want the sport, the (IH- SAA) committee will take further action, " Schoeff said. Mr. Schoeff came to Northrop, like many other teachers did, in 1971 after Cen- tral High School closed its doors. He said he really enjoys his job. " I really love my job, " Schoeff said. " And 1 wouldn ' t change a thing, " he added. — Steve Edwards Athletic Director Mark Schoeff puts in valuable hours behind his desk preparing for athletic events at Morthrop. photo Tami Clark Basketball manager John Reed helps the basketball Sweeping the floors at basketball games is just one of games run smoothly during home and away games, the many jobs the custodians do to help make Nor photo Tan i Clark throp look perfect. photo Tami Clark % OCR BEST SHOT Coaches ' wives very happy Anita DiPrimio, Sharon Riley, Dottie Stavreti, and Cheri Trammel all hold double roles at Nor- throp, so to speak. While all of them have jobs here, they are also wives of coaches at Northrop. DiPrimio and Riley both say that they are very happy. " I enjoy sports and really enjoy watching the kids, " Mrs. DiPrimio said. Adding, Mrs. Riley said, " I love it! " Along with the advan- tages, there are also dis- advantages. DiPrimio said that making sacrifices is one of the disadvantages she has. " We don ' t get to spend as much time together as we ' d like to, " she said. Overall, they support their husbands in any way possible. All of them realize that coaching is what makes their husbands happy, and they would not do anything to change the happiness. — Steve Edwards Anita DiPrim o, Sharon Riley. Dottie Stavreti. and Cheri Trammel {not shown), give s upport to their coach- ing husbands photo Tami Clark OUR BEST SHOT D isappointing Girls tennis team lias rough season despite high expectations Tennis is one of Northrop ' s many spring sports. Our girls ' team had a rather disap- pointing season this year with only four wins and thirteen losses. " Our attitude of how our team was great made our playing ability decline as the match went on, " said Sophomore Tonya Hart. Head Coach Ron Barnes also seems to think that the girls ' attitude was a problem. " To win you must have the proper attitude. You have to want to win, " he said. It ' s no doubt to the girls ' on the team that they could have done better. " We ex- pected to end with a good winning record, " said Hart. The girls have their own ideas on how the team could improve. Sophomore Laurie Derheimer said, " If we could prac- tice during the off season, as well as during the season, we might do better. " Laurie also said that the team concentrated more on other things than tennis. The team did keep busy, though. The girls played in three to four matches a week and tried to squeeze two practices in between. — Kelly Ferro Seniors Lisa Howe and Tracy Webster, foreign ex change student, celebrate a win. photo Dhee Pate! This is my chance! Senior Kathy Kortte hopes to get match point. photo Dhee Patel ?4 y? ' ? W- » • • I VTtll-VvW Senior Lisa Howe starts the match with her power Junior Deanna Fischer shows a look of disgust after serve. photo Dhee Patel she loses a close match. photo Dhee Patel 54 ) OUR BEST SHOT " - , " ? i " yr ! II iBil) iiiiiiiiwitftrifiiiiii tfn ' ' iT ' " ' ' ' ' m i M aM HWi w H ri ni i WKI l rr ' H i Wn ' " ' ««N | ■i -m ■( ni Miii niii i i » .i»iiiiii,iiiiii»ii I Ill " To win you must have the proper atti- tude ... " — Coach Barnes GiRLS ' TENNIS (row 1) Laurie Derheimer, Deanna Fischer, Nicole Cohee, Amy Os- bourne, Jessica Harrison, Tracey Webster, (row 2) Debra VanDam, Kathy Kortte, Tonya Hart, Chris Ensley, Kristen Sloan, Kathy Notestine, Stacey Hand, (row 3) Jill Flowers, Janine Gregg, Lisa Howe, Jenny Rupert, Jennifer Daney, Coach Ron Barnes, photo Mr. Steve Steiner a GIRLS ' TENNIS NHS OPP Snider 5 2 DeKalb 3 2 North Side 3 4 Harding 1 2 Leo 3 1 Bishop Luers 4 3 Elmhurst 2 2 East Noble 3 Bishop Dwenger 5 2 Huntington 3 1 Concordia 4 3 Wayne 2 2 Adams Central 3 3 North Side 3 3 New Haven 2 2 Concordia Overall Record: 4-13 3 OCJR BEST SHOT © Reserve softball (row !)E. Cohee, C. Sumney, M. Vin- ing, T. Ginder. K. Conwell, P. Grunden. (row 2) H. Mills, B. Lin- deman, T. Stone, T. Haugk, T. " Our philosopiny was to have fun and enjoy it.. " — Coach Spencer Reuille. (row 3)Coach B. Wal- leen, J. Norman, J. Wells, S. Robins, M. Hughes, K. Meinerd- ing, K. Johnson, Coach J. Spen- cer. photo Mr. Steve Steiner B n RESERVE SOFTBALL NHS OPP 8 Carroll 19 23 Elmhurst 4 20 Snider 21 25 Wayne 3 8 North Side 13 13 Huntington 24 14 Wawasee 2 3 Bellmont 12 22 Harding 5 15 Luers 5 17 Dwenger 12 11 East Noble 22 Overall Record: 6-6 i VARSITY SOFTBALL NHS 28 16 32 1 5 7 22 6 6 15 7 13 12 15 21 15 6 4 Harding Elmhurst South Side New Haven New Haven North Side Wawasee Dwenger Bellmont Homestead Homestead Concordia Luers Wayne East Noble Snider DeKalb Huntington OPP 2 2 2 4 2 2 5 8 3 1 2 4 1 2 15 Overall Record: 16-2 % OUR BEST SHOT Varsity SOFTBALL: (row l) H. MIIIs, B. Llndeman. M. Vining, C. Dahman, K. Conwell, T. Reuille,. (row 2) W. Pennington, D. Kinslow, R. Colone, T, Stone. J. Wells, J. Karasek. (row 3) Coach R. Walleen, J. Nor- man, C. Saunders, M. Burt, J. Shappell, D. Keil, S. Hughes, Coach J. Spencer. photo Mr. Steve Steiner. Reserve, varsity Softball teams combine for 22-8 record What did you say? Freshman Tracy Haugk listens to instructions given to her as she takes the field, pho- to Abbie Decker P erfection A new powerhouse in Indiana high school athletics is on the rise. This sensation is the Northrop Softball Team, coached by Mr. Bob Walleen. Only in its second year, a tradition is being formed — a tradition of excellence. A year ago, these ladies burst onto the scene with a perfect conference record and S.A.C. title. This year, they duplicated the feat and went on to be ranked fourth state- wide. From the first day of practice this season, the outlook was good. Each starter returned with a year of experience and a season of development. " Our philosophy was to have fun and enjoy it, " said Assis- tant Coach Jim Spencer, " and they gave a hundred percent at all times, and their record showed it. Practice everyday after school from three until five at Northrop was where it came together for the team. Said Sopho- more Jenny Norman, " They ' ve showed me how to throw better and improve my bat- ting. " The team ' s success was due to a Junior Heather Mills catches a ground ball in the heat of an important game. photo Abbie Decker. combination of hardwork and natural tal- ent. Offense became a trademark for the team with scores that doubled, and some- times tripled, that of their opponents. The hot bats on the team belonged to Sopho- more Delia Kinslow and Senior Meridith Burt. Junior Stacey Hughes and Senior Chrissy Saunders were also talents at the plate, giving Northrop many of their hits. The opposition ' s low scores came as a re- sult of Northrop ' s outstanding pitching. Led by Senior Jill Shappell, with an earned run average of 1.49, the team ' s pitchers kept the scoring to a minimum. The year ' s highlight was the clobbering of the then fifth-ranked DeKalb Lady Barons, showing to the spectators and the rest of the area that this Lady Bruin team was for real. This year showed to many people the success that such young teams can have, if they only try. The girls feel they earned the defense of their Summit Athletic Con- ference Title outright. — Sean McGann OtJR BEST SHOT © B eginnings Reserve diamondmen turn rough start into a season of winning, learning " 1 feel the team did an outstanding job with some great effort. The coaching was good and there were more fans than ex- pected. " These are the words of Junior Varsity Baseball player Jim Hontz. It took hard work and patience to devel- op a strong JV team, and with a record of 13-5 it would seem that is just what we have. However, Coach Park Ginder says there were major problems that plagued the team and immaturity was the biggest. Ginder explained that early on, much of team ' s practice time was used because of having to deal with immature attitudes and actions. " We talked to them, that seemed to help, or sometimes we ' d make them run. " The " we " Ginder referred to is Assis- tant Coach Ron DelaCuesta and himself. Both coaches worked together to initiate a new angle on teaching the team. Instead of the " winning is everything " attitude, the guys were taught fundamentals in a train- ing camp atmosphere. " The purpose of JV is to prepare the players for the varsity team, " Ginder stated. DelaCuesta was " pleasantly surprised " about the amount of success the team had with the amount of natural talent he had to work with. Although not as much raw tal- ent was present this year, with the help of a few key players, the team was able to pull ahead and enjoy a winning season. " I think we came around as a team, " said Freshman Greg Piatt. " We started off at point zero and gradually increased, " he added. Pitching was a strong asset for the team this year. Several of the players including Doug Couch, Mike Mendler, and Scott Par- is led the team in this area. Ginder com- mented, " If you can ' t pull the ball across the plate, you ' re in trouble. Overall, despite the early problems, the team enjoyed a very beneficial season. The team came together, and the coaches helped all the players to realize that hard- work does payoff. — Amy Esterline " Ggh! " Sophomore pitcher Andrew Higle hurls the ball toward the plate at an astounding speed, photo- Matt Roberts " The purpose of JV is to prepare the players for varsity. " — Coach Ginder Reserve baseball (row l) Satgirls: Sarah Berger, Angle Barton, Karen Cross. Tara Boies, Cyndi Bishop, Amy Bryan, (row 2) Tony Bastian, Jim Hontz, Dennis Koch, Brad VanDerWeele, Greg Piatt, Dan Roberts, Matt Land, Andrew Higle. (rpj 3) Coach Ron DelaCuesta, Doug Couch, Chris Drake, Mike Mendler, Scott Paris, Chad Smith. Scott Thatcher, Coach Park Ginder. photo Mr. Steve Steiner © RESERVE BASEBALL NHS OPP 3 North Side 2 5-7 Hunt. North 4-6 8 Bishop Dwenger 3 18-12 Homestead 4-2 10 Snider 13 10 Bellmont 5 6-4 Elkhart Mem. 5-5 3 Carroll 4 8 East Noble 1 8 Warsaw 2 7 Elmhurst 12 2 Columbia City 3 9 Bishop Luers 8 5 South Side 1 12 New Haven Season Record: 13-5 8 OCR BEST SHOT " You ' re out! " Reserve catcher. Freshman Chris " I got it! ' Reserve shortstop moves Into action and Drake, gets ready to catch the game-winning strike catches a fiy ball, photo Matt Roberts out, photo Matt Roberts ' ' Cff 169 Diamondmen Dave Johnson, Dan Koegel, Mark Scales, and Dan Schenkel get ready to take the field. photo Matt Roberts Junior Steve McCullough (foreground) and Senior Dan Trent warm up in the bull pen. photo Matt Roberts P lay Ball Diamondmen prove to be winners in every way The 1987-88 Varsity Baseball Team can be described in one word: consistent. Head Coach Chris Stavreti ' s men finished the season at 20-5-1, with an Summit Athletic Conference championship to their credit. Stavreti ' s explanation on the team ' s suc- cess was simple, " We really never went into a slump offensively. When one guy was struggling, another picked up the team with a clutch hit. " Leading the team most of the year was Junior Brent Berglund, who made the All- S.A.C. second team, and Senior Ryan Wedge, who was made the first All-S.A.C. team. Of his idea on the team ' s success, Berglund said, " We put pressure on the other teams and made them make the mistakes. " Besides offensive power, the team had some mainstays on the mound. The pitch- ing staff for the Bruins in 1988 consisted of all seniors: Dan Trent, Dan Schenkel, Dave Johnson, Ryan Wedge, and All-S.A.C. first team member, Mike Klopfenstein. Johnson thought that the success was due in part to two factors. " I think we stayed away from the other teams having big innings, and our pitching staff had a lot of experience. That helped us, " said Johnson. As S.A.C. champions, the mainstays in the Bruin line-up were Junior Mike Holom at third base; Sophomore Heath Bowlin at shortstop; Sophomore Jamie Holland at second base; Berglund at first base; and Junior Steve McCullough behind the plate. The outfield consisted of Seniors Wedge and Klopfenstein; and Juniors Chad Kohli and Jeff Kirc hner. This season brought an abundance of youth to the team, and along with that came some valuable learning experiences. The many wins and the S.A.C. champion- ship helped the young members grow " old " , so to speak, and it added one more memory for the senior members to look back on. — Chad Becker It ' s out of here! Junior Jeff Kirchner cracks a homer down the third base line. photo Matt Roberts (r 70 J OUR BEST SHOT 7 VARSITY BASEBALL NHS l OPP 6 Marion 5 9-4 East Noble 1-2 3 DeKalb 4 9 New Haven 9 11 Hunt. North 6-8 Snider 3 9 Columbia City 2 7 North Side 4 1019 Homestead 6-7 10 Harding 2 10 Bishop Luers 4-4 Elkhart Mem. 2-0 5 Elmhurst 4 8 Bishop Dwenger 1 13 Warsaw 6 11 Concordia 7 8 Wayne 3 1-7 Wabash 3-1 9 South Side 2 6 Bishop Dwenger 3 11-2 Bellmont 1-12 4 Carroll Season Record: 22-5 Varsity baseball: (row l) Batgirls T. Jehl, D. Kohli, and T. Swiftney. (row 2) Mgr. D. Baker, M, Scales, M. Holom, H. Bowlin, J. Holland, S. Paris, Mgr. M. Stew- ard, (row 3) D. Trent, C. Aschbacher, S. McCullough, R. Wedge, C. Kohli. D. John- son, (row 4) Coach C. Stavreti, M. Klopfen- stein, J. Kirchner, B. Berglund, C. Becker, S. Kruger, D. Schenkel, Coach E. Augs- burger. photo Mr. Steve Steiner " We really never went into slump offensively " — Coach Stav OCR BEST SHOT 1 ■f w i! • » r iiiitf vl " ? Girls ' Track Team members Monique Johnson, Nata " Whoa! " Freshman Sonya Shepherd lets body Ian- sha Lawrence. Monica Johnson, and Vanessa Wil guage take over as she conquers the long jump at the liams prepare for the relays. photo Dr. William North Side triangle meet, photo. ' Dr. William Chavis Chavis ■n: v r s -. 72 ) OUR BEST SHOT A ggressors Lady Tracksters give other teams run ' for their money The 1987-88 Girls ' Track Team had a suc- cessful season, with the hard work of team members and team captains Tia Glass, Vanessa Williams, and Monique Johnson. The team captains are established by the team members. " This year ' s team has more speed and depth than last year ' s and the quality of the runners has increased, " said Coach Fred Blanks. This year ' s team was a very young team with the leadership of freshmen. Amy Anspaugh, Melissa Clark, Rachel Williams, and Sonya and Tonya Shepherd. The team placed third out of seven schools in the Summit Athletic Conference meet, and many team members advanced to sectionals. Leading the team in the sprints were Sonya Shepherd, Tonya Shep- herd, Monica Johnson, and Monique John- son. In distance running, Linette Little also went to sectionals. In the field events, were Rachel Williams, Amy Anspach, and Melis- sa Clark. Tia Glass was the Summit Athlet- ic Conference champion in the high jump. Coach Blanks said, " The talent was there, they just had to pull it together. " The team advanced to regionals and placed tenth out of 58 participating schools. Regionals were held at Spuller Stadium here at Northrop on May, 25. Run- ners that advanced to state were Monica Johnson, who placed third in the 100-yard dash; and Alicia Harris, she placed fifth in the long jump. The 400-meter relay team, consisting of Monica Johnson, Vanessa Williams, Sonya Shepherd, and Tonya Shepherd, placed second. Although she didn ' t advance to state, Tia Glass placed sixth in high jump. " I feel we had a good season, " said Coach Blanks, and he feels that the girls gave it their all. — Kelly Danielson Keyia Kelsaw Come on! " Junior High-jumper Tia Glass stretches her hardest as she tries to win the event. photo Dr. William Chavis GIRLS ' TRACK MHS OPP 64 Huntington 54 77 North Side 48 77 Bishop Luers 19 62 Wayne 60 62 South Side 81 62 Harding 20 69 DeKalb 23 69 New Haven 56 76 Concordia 53 76 Elmhurst 16 4th S.A.C. Meet 3rd Sectionals 10th Reg onals Season Record: 7-3 Girls ' track (row l) K. Jacquay, G. Kelsaw. G. Painter, M. Clark, S. Ferry. D. Tinker, N. Lawrence, Stephens, K. Seeds, M. Stroud, K. Malmloff, K. Wan- Coach M. Hornak. (row 4) T. Shepherd, S. Shepherd, nemacher. (row 2) D. Velasquez, L. Wyatt. C. Ritter, T. Williams, M. Johnson. M. Steffen, T. Glass, P. M. Binge, S, Charleston, N. Tallman, T. Miser, D. Jordan, M. Johnson. H. Chalmers, R. Williams, M. Simpson, C. McCullough. (row 3) Coach L. Bleiler, T. Malone, A. Harris. Coach F. Blanks. photo Mr. Steve Scott, A. Anspach, A. Blash, V. Williams, L. Little, C. Steiner f OUR BEST SHOT Herald Takes Charge Although this year ' s Boys ' Track Team lacked senior leadership, senior Coy Herald ' s contributions to the team are hard to overlook. After high-jumping for the Bruins four years, Herald ' s performance steadily im- proved. Coy owes a lot of his success to the fact that he, as a senior, was the team ' s strongest, most experienced high-jumper and had to lead the way. Said Herald, " It was different for me this year because the high jump hasn ' t been strong. 1 just try to keep consistent so I can win. " — Susie Anderson BOYS ' VARSITY TRACK NHS OPP 75 Bishop Dwenger 62 75 Warsaw 22 64 Huntington 63 82 South Side 71 82 North Side 65 82 Elmhurst 13 71 Wayne 55 30 Snider 96 Season Record: 7-1 Boys ' track (row l) T. Wagner. K Dukes, J. Sawvell, T. Kurtz, B Rhoad. B. Bojrab, C. Ross (row 2) M Bear. B. Bojrab, J. Cowan, T. Klep per, J. Davis, B. Murphy, C. Herald D. Atherton. (row 3) S. Kelsaw, E Walker, V. Nelson, J. Jones, C Woods, E. Cochran, C. Williams, (row 4) J. Tillman, A. Skaggs, K. Howard, J. Starks, M. Wertman, K. Suttle, M. Wagstaff, L. Geans. (row 5) Coach B. Trammel, Ass ' t. Coach M. Stewart. Ass ' t. Coach D. Gibson, T. Hughes, T. Petty. M. Howard, B. Cook, H. Curry, K. Emberlin, K. Frazier, C. Milan. pho- to Mr. Steve Steiner Underdogs Track team overcomes oh Track team overcomes obstacles, performs better than expected Though we did not win team champion- ships, we still believed that this was a suc- cessful season. Looking at talent versus success, it was a pretty good season, said Coach Bob Trammel of the 1988 Boys ' Track Team. This season was weaker than previous Northrop seasons, mostly due to the team ' s one major weakness — lack of sen- ior leadership. This was a difficulty for the team because in past years, the teams had been led by seniors with years of experi- ence, but this year the team only had three seniors. Coach Trammel said, " We had plenty of good talent, and now, after this year, we ' ll have the experience, and you really need both of those elements to win. " The team also suffered from a series of injuries that left some of its key members unable to compete. " It helps in upcoming years, though, because many of our fresh- man had to compete on the senior level because of the injuries, " said Trammel. Said Senior Coy Herald, " We did a pretty good job. . .We had some injuries during the season that hurt us, but we, as a team, kept going and never gave up. " The team did realize that without much experience, winning would be difficult. Fin- ishing the season 5-1 in the S.A.C., though, was a good standing for such a youthful team. Their only loss was to Snider, the area sectional and regional champs. " Al- though it would have been great to beat favored Snider, " Trammel said, " We weren ' t discouraged by the guys because we weren ' t really in a position to win a city or sectional championship. " Although the guys are looking to next year, they have to realize that this year was a learning experience that will help them next year. In support, Trammel said, " The young men worked hard and did just about all they could. A certain degree of maturity was developed over the season. " — Susie Anderson Up. Up and Senior Long-jumper James Davis gives it his all as he attempts to win the event. pho- to Mr. Trammel % OUR BEST SHOT Guards of the high-jump: Sophomore Brad Cook (left) Jump! Sophomore hurdler Tim Hughes and Senior Coy Herald stand in front of their best „,,„»;„„„ lu inn » u ji u i f . . , . , u . ,,« X , practices the 100 meter hurdles before a friend during track season. photo Mr. Trammel meet. He is the only runner who went to state. photo Mr. Trammel OCJR BEST SHOT BOYS ' VARSITY GOLF (row 1) Tom Rotering, Shannon Royer, Brett Singer, (row 2) Craig Buhr, Coach Bruce Oliver, Brent Murphy, Tim Wagner. photo Mr. Steve Steiner GOLF RESERVE BOYS u NHS OPP 178 Carroll 178 178 North Side 208 196 Wayne 195 158 Snider 171 164 North Side 205 196 Harding 234 180 Carroll 165 180 North Side 209 169 Carroll 164 169 North Side 199 177 Bishop Dwenger 221 170 South Side 207 179 Carroll 160 175 Bishop Dwenger 201 166 Concordia 179 177 Concordia 187 172 Elmhurst 215 156 North Side 197 Season Record: 13-5 ] VARSITY BOYS ' J GOLF NHS OPP 6th Bruin Inv. 164 Wayne 172 156 Snider 154 6th Concordia Tourn 162 North Side 173 165 Harding 198 3rd Wawasee Inv. 167 Bishop Dwenger 164 161 South Side 1 b 5th S.A.C. Tourn. 177 Concordia 171 324 Bishop Luers 313 1 1th Culver Inv. 169 Elmhurst 182 161 East Noble 161 161 Woodlan 185 333 Carroll 333 4th Sectional Season Record: 7-5 76 ) OUR BEST SHOT p Bruin linksters make the grade, have winning seasons utting around Improvement was a necessity this year for the Boys ' Golf Teams, and they met that need by finishing with a varsity record of 7-5, and the reserve team went 13-5, respectively. Many factors contributed to the good season, including more player motivation. Said Head Coach Bruce Oliver, " I feel that the dedication and hard work by all mem- bers of the varsity and reserve teams led to their improvement. " Oliver said that Sen- ior Tim Wagner was the key to the varsi- ty ' s success this year. Wagner had the most consistency and lowest scores, and at the annual athletic awards presentation he was received the most valuable player award. Wagner was the only Bruin Linkster who advanced to regional competition af- ter posting a score of 80 at the fifteen team sectional; however, he got that score only V-ome on, go in there! " Senior Tim Wagner hopes his putt will sink in the hole, just it has all season, photo Matt Roberts after winning a tight four-way playoff. Link- sters who made the sectional team includ- ed Sophomores Tom Rotering and Shan- non Royer, and Juniors Brian Hensler and Brent Murphy. The varsity squad started the season on a good note by placing sixth at the Bruin Invitational and winning the next three out of four matches. However, the momentum slowed somewhat at the Summit Athletic Conference meet, where the linksters placed fifth. The reserve team did equally well, con- sidering its eighteen game schedule, com- pared to the varsity ' s twelve game sched- ule. Both teams ' seasons were filled with tournaments and invitationals, including the Concordia Tournament, Wawasee Invi- tational, and the Culver Invitational. The lowest score at any of these events was a very respectable 341, which came at Con- cordia, giving the linksters sixth place out of nineteen teams. — Steve Edwards — Tanasa Hissong BOYS ' RESERVE GOLF (row 1) Jason Traycoff. Chris Raptis, Shawn Newman, Coach Bruce Oliver, Greg Winkler, John Painter, Chad Keefer, Brandon Derek Foote, Craig Ball, Stover Ingling. photo Mr. Taylor, Jerry Bovie, Eric Seller, (row 2) Brad Rhoad, Steve Steiner Slow and steady Freshman Brandon Taylor uses his skill and patience to insure he makes the putt, photo Matt Roberts OGR BEST SHOT Junior Stacey Hughes gets a hug of appreciation from Volleyball Coach Mary Coats at the athletic awards ceremony, photo Walters Studio Senior Vanessa Williams gladly accepts a Northrop blanket from Athletic Director Mark Schoeff. Wil- liams also won the Tri Kappa Award. photo Watters Studio T he winner is Athletes have their night to shine, be appreciated by coaches at annual athletic awards banquet Winners of winter sport athletic awards for 1987-88: SERTOMA AWARD: Vanessa Williams BLANKET WINNERS: Meridith Burt, Vanessa Williams ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP AWARD: Todd Ruppert BRUIN OUTSTANDING STUDENT MAN- AGER AWARD: Miles Steward and Marcus Hairston FOOTBALL HEASTON TROPHY (Outstanding Line- men): Chad Kohii, Kenton Boyer, and Steve Carr SPULLER TROPHY (Most Valuable Back): Keith Suttle and Dennis Springer BUZZ DOERFFLER BIG ORANGE TACK- LING AWARD: Jeff Kirchner BIENZ LEADERSHIP TROPHY: Brian Bolinger DON LIEBERUM MENTAL ATTITUDE AWARD: Ty Swiftney and Dennis Springer PETERSON TROPHY (Mental Attitude Award): Matt Wertman GIRLS ' CROSS COUNTRY MOST VALUABLE RUNNER: Melissa Clark MOST IMPROVED RUNNER: Heather Chalmers BOYS ' TENNIS ALBERT HAGADORN SINGLES AWARD: Rick Confer JOSEPH HAGADORN DOUBLES AWARD: Jeff Lovell and Mark Ruppert WITTENBERG AWARD (Most Improved): Coy Herald VOLLEYBALL HUSTON AWARD (Most Valuable Defen- sive Player): Stacey Hughes (Most Valuable Offensive Player): Meridith Burt NORTHROP BEST SERVING PERCENT AGE AWARD: Chrissy Saunders 0; BOYS ' CROSS COUNTRY BOYS ' BASKETBALL WALTERS TROPHY (Most Valuable Run ORMEROD REBOUND AWARD: Corey ner): Mark Scales Martin PETERSON TROPHY (Most Improved DILLE AWARD (Most Asshits): John Cross Country): Mark Scales Ellington SPULLER TROPHY (Best Freethrow Per- centage): Lamont Tolbert GIRLS ' BASKETBALL ZEHNER REBOUND AWARD; Meridith Burt PARKER CUP (Shooting Percentage Award): Tia Glass BLANKS CUP (Most Assists): Vanessa Williams WRESTLING SCHOEFF AWARD (Outstanding Wres- tler): Keith Battenfield and Dennis Springer NORTHROP TAKEDOWN AWARD: Den- nis Springer WILLIAMS MOST IMPROVED WRES- TLER AWARD: Mike Huntington GYMNASTICS SUE EMRY MOST IMPROVED GYMNAST AWARD: Tanya Howe KIRKPATRICK OUTSTANDING GYM- NAST AWARD: Karen Bee r and Shannon Carey MENTAL ATTITUDE AWARD: Stacey Frick Senior tennis and track star Coy Herald is congratu- lated by Mr. Eric Augsburger and Mr Bob Trammel. photo Watters Studio 78 OUR BEST SHOT Spring sport:s awards presented to deserving athletes GIRLS ' GOLF MOST IMPROVED GOLFER: Kelly Johnson MOST VALUABLE GOLFER: Amy Chambers BOYS ' TRACK BANET TROHPY (Most Valu- able Trackmen); Tim Hughes, Vic Melson, and Keith Suttle PETERSON TROPHY (Most Improved Trackmen): Tory Klepper and Marcus V agstaff BRADLEY TRACK AND FIELD MENTAL ATTITUDE AWARD: Coy Herald, Keith Howard, and Eric Walker GIRLS ' TRACK FREDERICK BLANKS MOST IMPROVED AWARD: Moni- que Johnson GREEN CUP (Most Valuable Trackster): Monica Johnson SIS ARNOLD MENTAL ATTI- TUDE AWARD: Vanessa Williams GIRLS ' TENNIS ARNOLD AWARD (Most Im- proved Player): Laurie Derheimer BOYS ' GOLF SCHNEIDER AWARD (Most Improved Golfer): Shannon Royer GOLF AWARD (Golfer of the Year Award): Tim Wagner FOUR YEAR PLAQUE WINNERS Miles Steward — Baseball, Mgr. Sean McGann — Boys ' Cross Country Jill Flowers — Volleyball Meridith Burt — Volleyball Meridith Burt — Girls ' Basketball Meridith Burt — Softball Vanessa Williams — Girls ' Basketball Vanessa Williams — Girls ' Track Alicia Harris — Girls ' Track Amy Chambers — Girls ' Golf MARK SCHOEFF MENTAL ATTITUDE AWARD Meridith Burt Sophomore Laurie Derheimer gets a tennis award from Ron Barnes. !« , OUR BEST SHOT R eview Final look at sports season It all started in late August with the Jamboree The gridders doing everything for a big TD. They tried and tried, but didn ' t win every battle But come Homecoming time, the Generals they did rattle. Then came the cagers and they were plan- nin ' For some wild hoops and J.C. ' s slamma- jammin ' . The ladies, well, they had a groovin ' season And they were winning for all the right reasons — With Burt in the center or Williams at the line The Lady Bruins blew everyone ' s mind. Next were the diamondmen with a coach named Stav And an excellent season they did have. With excellent pitching from a guy named Dan Everyone wanted to become a baseball fan. But the Softball team was hard to believe Opponents thought Coach Bob had some- thing up his sleeve. Well, that ' s the end and it ' s time to go BrUIMS — A different view of the special memories But one more thing especially seniors created at the 1987 Homecoming Game against should know: " photo Tami Clark All of us Bruins want to take this spot ,. _ j g y . 3 ;, Basketball To say " Thanks " for giving it your best Team at the season preview in late November, photo- shot. Tami Clark — Steve Edwards ' fe OUR BEST SHOT ' s»p«ssp«? :y.«- «■«■ " I L ' 88 fs l fT k NORTHROP ON WE ROAD TliA Concent QxMH Ignoring This Section May Cause Brain Damage Miss Buppy 1988 Teresa Bar- num LAST BOOK READ: Flowers in the Attic FAVORITE BOOK; Wild Mights FAVORITE FOOD: Shrimp and Tacos LEAST FAVORITE FOOD: Potato Salad and Microwave Ice Cream FAVORITE MOVIE: Animal House and About Last Night LEAST FAVORITE TV SHOW; The PeeWee Herman Show FAVORITE TV SHOW: Cosby ' s, Oprah Winfrey, and Cheers FAVORITE STAR; Demi Moore and Bruce Willis FAVORITE COLOR; Navy Blue and Ocean Blue Buppy (bup-e) pi. buppies: (hot, new name for Bruin Urban Professional); person of either sex who meets the following criteria: Attends Northrop High School at the corner of Cold- water and Cook. Claims to be between the ages of 14 and 18. Lives on aspirations of glory, prestige, recognition, fame, social sta- tus, power, money, or any and all combina- tions of the above. The term crosses ethnic, sexual, geographical — even class bound- aries, adj. Buppiesque, buppielike, buppish. Mr. Buppy 1988 Steve Rigsby LAST BOOK READ; Lord of the Flies FAVORITE BOOK: Pet Semetary FAVORITE FOOD: MicroMagic French Fries LEAST FAVORITE FOOD; Dori- tos FAVORITE MOVIE: It ' s a Wonder- ful Life LEAST FAVORITE TV SHOW: Chicago Cubs Baseball on channel 9 FAVORITE TV SHOW: Hong Kong Phooey FAVORITE STAR; Demi Moore FAVORITE COLOR; Sea Green ' PINMACLE t " A ' spiece (spoken quick and with a pained expression): location to purchase Reeboks. Bad: good. Bunk: complete jibberish; some- thing totally useless, ex. " Ohhh, dude. This place is bunk, let ' s Burn: to make one look bad. A mess-up. ex. " Ohhh, dude, he burnt you bad. " Buppy: hot, new name for Bruin Urban Professional. Bomb: explosively uncompara- ble. ex. " Ohhh, dude, she is bomb. " adj. Boomin ' . Crank: enhanced volume, ex. " Ohhh, dude, that ' s my favorite tune-crank it. " Cruise: to motivate in an " out-of- here " fashion, ex. " C ' mon, dude, let ' s cruise. " Da ' boy: expression of approval, ex. " Ohhh, that ' s da ' boy. " Dew Crew: group of dudes living off of caffeine — loaded soda. D-u-u-u-de: the pinnacle of all words; a hallway greeting; a newer word for cool. ex. " Sup d- u-u-u-de. " Fadeaway Flip: a north- ernly motion of the hand used in conjunc- tion with the word d-u- u-u-de; used as a friend- ly greeting. Gaut one (yet another one spo- ken with pained expression and quickness): a critique for when someone says something down right dumb. Grub: anything edible, prefera- bly Arby ' s or Little Ceasers. Mellow: anti-tense; cool out. ex. " Be mellow, dude. " O.L.H.D.: The Organization of Long Haired Dudes. Cool guys. Ya ' U: plural for you. Yellow: telephone greeting, ex. " Yellow . . . yeah this is him. " PINNACLE BUPS AT WORK Jo6i give ituikdli Are you one of the many teenagers who manages a part-time job, high school classes, extra-curricular ac- tivities, and still enjoys an active social life? If so, you are not alone. A survey taken in a senior academic English class showed that the majority of students had some sort of a part-time job. Most students admit that the biggest compensation in having a job is the money, but the second largest reward, many agree upon is meeting new people. Also, " I work because I want money. " — Meredith Jackson, freshman " I work so that I can get money so that I can get a real car. " — Shanna Cle- ments, junior many enjoy the challenges they are presented with and eagerly take on the extra responsibility. The types of jobs differentiate from working at fast- food restaurants to working at a bank or at a legal office. Kim Colchin, senior, is an assistant teacher in a four year-old classroom at the Cresent Avenue Week- day School. She plans on going to college and says that her part-time job does have something to do with a career that she would like to pursue in the future. Although most obtained their jobs on their own and without any parental influence, there are very few students who feel that their parents disapprove of their part-time job. In fact, parents do receive at least one benefit from their son ' s or daughter ' s part-time job: " They are glad that I ' m not asking for money all of the time, " said Regina Drudge, senior. There are some limitations set though. For instance, Todd Kortte, junior, stated that " my dad won ' t let me work on weekdays because of school and grades, but he has no problem with me working on weekends. " The question " could you stand to quit your job? " was very controversial. Some said yes, but others have real financial difficulties that they have to deal with and so they could not. The biggest factor in keeping that job seemed to be the question of that weekly pay check. — Kim Critchlow rc0 Where do merchandise all the clothes go? " Senior Lori Hamilton finds room for all the at T.J. Maxx. photo Dave Witte Junior Matt Hinton diligently marks Senior Stephen Asberry puts the final down the Planters peanuts at Bell- touches on a kerosene lamp at True monts. photo Dave Witte Value. photo Tami Clark fi ■ Master of the one-slice pizza. Senior Chad Aschbacher shows what it takes to make a slice of pepperoni. photo Steve Rigsby THE PINNACLE )eff Barton shows a freshman the appropriate dress for the class of ' 88. photo Tami Clark C v Chad Aschbacher displays the all time greatest drink while i Crew ' show their approval. photo Tami Clark fibers of the " Dew BUPS AT PLAY Fun? What to do for fun in the Fort? The Fort is such a big place, bigger than you think. You would think there would be a lot to do in this city. Well, we ' ll see. Don ' t blink or you will miss it. That ' s right, you ' re entering Hicksville, Ohio. Home of The Palace. Located about 45 minutes away from the Fort. You and your friends pile in and get ready to party. The Palace provides entertainment for all. For all who are 18 and older. Yep! You have to be 18 to get in. The size being not so big, you have to cram your way around. Stand, sit, squat, or what ever you do, I assure you, you will have a good time. The Blue Mountain Cafe, located in downtown Fort Wayne on the landing provides good live entertainment and unique choices of eats. No cover charge required — it ' s just a nice warm feeling kind of place to hang. Over the years The Mountain has become more and more popular. Rock America used to be a popular place for dancing. It still may be popular. The Rock (as it is known) is pretty good size. It gives all the teenagers a place to go dance and socialize, if you ' re lucky, you may even be introduced to someone new. ' Spare time? What spare time? I lis- ten to music, and go out with friends. " — Pam Harding, Freshman A friend ' s house is the second choice if there is nothing to do. You and your buddies can get together and mess around or just sit around while mom ' s out, talk while the hi-fi pumps out your favorite tunes. The mall is a place to go shopping. Not really. Adolescents go there to hang out around the ice rink hoping to pick up a future friend. Some go to lessen the intelligence. I ' m speaking of the keeper of lost I.Q. points. Tilt. Tilt (mall arcade) enhances kids ' minds by attracting them with such intense games as Contra, Road Blaster, Double Dragon, and Rampager. If you ' re not into all that, you probably go and visit friends who work at the food court, eventually purchasing some alright pizza at Sbarro ' s. As you can see Ft. Wayne is filled with excitement and is such a happening place. O.K.! — Steve Rigsby PINNACLE (85 BxaeMsMib Ut Ha Uawuxm When most people think of recognition, they think of a basketball player being named most valuable player in a game or a member of the speech team taking first place, but few people think achievements in the class- room deserving of such mer- it. Two years ago, Mrs. Mansbach, Mrs. Galvin, and others in the English depart- ment thought about ways of recognizing those students who excell in areas of their school work. The way they chose to commend these students is with the Stu- dents of Excellence pro- gram. Every month, a list of stu- dents awarded this honor is announced. A large sigh with the students ' names Thank you so much, I was completely in shock! " — Susie An- derson, freshman and the area in which they received the award is made and posted in the main of- fice window . Those honored for the first time are given an orange pennant proclaim- ing them a " Student of Ex- cellence " , each additional time the student is honored, they receive a ribbon. Different departments go about the selection in differ- ent ways but, for the most part, the selections are made at the monthly depart- mental meetings where the department head asks for suggestions from other teachers in the department. While the faculty sees this program as an asset to the recognition of good stu- The pennants, which are an added incentive for Students of Excellence, are passed out by Dr. Williams every month. photo Tami Clark Vicki Hullinger receives her pennant with a smile on her face as the line behind awaits their handshake with Dr. Williams. photo Tami Clark dents, some students feel that the program is a waste of the PTSA ' s money. There are other students, however, who, like Senior Dave Has- tings, feel that, " Being a Stu- dent of Excellence has been very gratifying to me. I feel like I have endeavored to seek out the best possible education this institution has to offer . " Others feel that being recognized shows them that their teachers are paying attention to their work. " Being chosen to be a Student of Excellence makes me feel as though my teachers are noticing my ac- complishments, " comment- ed Tom Szymczak, sopho- more. Brett Fischer feels that, " ... being a Student of Excellence has shown me that all of my hard work has paid off. " Senior Gina Snowberger says that the Students of Ex- cellence program is an asset because, " It gives recogni- tion to those students who come to school every day and work hard in their class- es not just the sports stars. " Dr. H. Douglas Williams ex- plains that the funds, $400 annually, are used to recog- nise those who excell in a ' ' I was surprised. I think my parents en- joyed it more than I did. " — Sallie Red- master, junior few subjects but may not necessarily be on the honor roll. Most teachers side with Dr. Williams in the view of the program ' s worth, they feel that the program is de- signed to recognise those students in their classes that don ' s always get A + ' s but work hard to understand the topic that is being studied. While the mixed feelings, between the students and teachers, over the program may never be resolved, it seems that with administra- tive backing, the Students of Excellence program is here to stay. — Ben Kessler ,S6J PINNACLE Co cqe Cmih OpUixmk " College not only provides skill needed for success, but it shows prospective employers that the students has perserver- ence and dedication — two qualities necessary for success In the business world, " claimed a local businessman. College is truly important; and it seemed that the students of Northrop High School knew it. Seventy-three percent of the Bruins go on to school after Northrop: 49% to a four year college program, 7% to a two- year college program, and 17% to a trade or technical school. want to go to col- lege because I don ' t want to flip burgers all my life " — Shannon Ha- gerty, junior This compares to a 50% total nationwide. Northrop ' s students feel that college will be serious, not just fun and games. " I ' m getting most of my partying out in high school so when I ' m down at Ball State University I can con- centrate on my communica- tions major, " commented Sean McGann. " I ' m going for an education, too, " claimed Senior Steve Rigsby. " College is to further advance my education, not just party. " Mr. Tom Gordon, senior counselor, says that he tries to get every student at Northrop into a college. Even if the stu- dent cannot be accepted to hi s her first choice for a col- lege, Gordon says that he can get everyone into some college. " The two major problems of today for college enrollment that the students claim are money and grades, " says Gor- don. " Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne is inexpensive — not only are the classes (inexpen- sive), but students can live at home and not pay for room and board. Most students can also get some sort of scholarship: for grades, sports, or whatev- Other sources of money for college are guaranteed student loans programs, sponsored by the government and co-op pro- grams. The student loans are set up so students do not have to begin paying back the mon- ey until their education is com- plete. Co-op programs work by having a student attend college for two years and then work for one year, for example, at a work place in cooperation with the college. Grades can also be over- come. Gordon says that many students have gone on to post- high school education with straight D ' s. There is no guar- antee of not flunking out, though. We have all heard our teach- ers give the " You Won ' t Be When students have finished their studies from classes they can catch a game of I. (J. football at the stadium. photo Tami Clark fv -fir - - - J ¥§fe L, Able to Get Away With That in College " speech, but it is true. " It ' s the first time the students are away from home and they can make their own right or wrong decisions. Also, the in- structors merely present the material and it is entirely up to the student to research and take advantage of it, " ex- plained former college profes- sor Mr. Robert Lovell. Though most Bruins who go to college enter an Indiana one, no Indian a college and only one Big Ten college are in the top ten academically, according to U.S. News and World Report. Those ten are: (I) Stanford; (2) Harvard; (3) Yale; (4) Princeton; (5) University of California, Ber- kely; (6) Dartmouth; (7) Duke; (8) University of Chicago and University of Michigan, Ann Ar- bor; (10) Brown. The University of Illinois at Champaign ranks number eleven, but no other Big Ten schools rate in the top twenty-five. Although Northrop has about the same number of col- lege entrants per year, Gordon " College is essen- tial for success and monetary value in today ' s world. " — Karin Rittenberg, senior says that generally there seems to be a downward trend for col- lege attendance. — Jeff Lovell Even college life at Indiana University in Bloomington permits time out of its bust schedule for a little fun photo Tami Clark THE PINNACLE ' ' FASHION Faikm lutl % Poit in, i%A Fashion changed dra- matically in the 1987-88 school year. We saw an " uplift " of hemlines. Skirts got shorter and to accentuate the revisited length of the sixties and early seventies sweaters also took form getting shorter and shaplier. Color plunged toward the earth tones highlight- ing a lot of olive green, mustard and coco brown mixed with pastel shades of cream, peach, yellow, and dusty rose for spring. The neons and bright at- tire became passe (it was time) and simplicity be- came a key factor. Accessories were kept to a minimum sticking with the traditional metals of gold and silver. The plastic " SWATCH " of the early eighties dissap- peared and was replaced with leather and gold watches bearing resem- blance to grandfather with ' ' Arsenio Hall is to- tally spinach. I love his outrageous be- havior and his wick- ed clothes. " — Delia Kirkman and Paulma Grunden, sophomores their roman numerals and astrological scenes. Pearls and classic jewlery had a revival, it became obvious that plastic and detailed was not and simple and classic was haute. We saw the death of the paisley (except for in men ' s ties and pajamas) and stripes — don ' t worry give it five years it will re- turn. Patterns were mini- mized to that of necessity and fabrics to that of ex- pensive. Although fashion didn ' t do anything wild (except raise the hemline) this year was a milestone for it set fashion back at base one allowing designers to once again dream up ideas in dayglo colors. — Karin Rittenberg When asked who they felt was the most fashion- able person of 1987, this is what the students at Northrop had to say. Michelle Kivi, senior: " Bruce Willis — he ' s so casual, but he ' s still so hip. " Angi Scott, sophomore: " Lisa Bonet — she ' s so awesome, she ' s cool, and she shows her personality and originality in her clothes. " Chad Becker, junior: " Mr. Keim — I like his blend. Western with mod- ern. " Eric Henricks, sopho- more: " Lead singer from Def Leppard — he ' s pret- Seniors Jennifer Comparet and Missy Chicoine sport all the rage in school spirit — trashbags! photo ' Tami Clark ty cool. Steve Rigsby, senior: " Demi Moore — 1 love her so much. " % j pirsrsACLE TRENPS Marilyn Monroethe pinnacle of style is blemished in todays fluctuat ing society. photo Tami Clark % , run loving happing dudes. Seniors Mike Klopfenstein and Kevin Feldman display the 88 version of style during Homecoming, photo Tami Clark A Buppie i Pcfid ' of Vim " ... A big sweater and a jean " Sweatshirts, and whatev- " ... big sweatshirts, sneakers, " ... baggy pants, baggy skirt or else sweats-depending er is comfortable, and mities. " miniskirts, and lots of brace- sweatshirts, baggy everything on what mood I ' m in. " — Valer- — Garret Cynar, jLinior lets. " — Nisa Janek, freshman really. " — John Hayes, sopho- ie Pacer, senior more pirsrsACLE WM You can always spot them at school, blood shot eyes, sometimes asleep during school, usually hard of hearing for the day. They often display t-shirts with slogans such as " kick " , " Hysteria Tour ' 87 " . Yes, yes, this is the concert goer, the people doctors say will be deaf by the time they ' re 25. Even with elevating ticket prices today ' s music scene is alive and happening in Fort Wayne. An estimated $1,120,000 were spent on ticket sales alone last year. Rockers in Fort Wayne had a wide variety of acts to see. Everything from funky pop sounds of INXS to the heavy metal sounds of Kiss. 1988 looks to be an even bigger year for Fort Wayne concert goers. These following reviews are over some of the biggest and most discussed shows to come to our area in 1987; U2, INXS, Def Leppard, Aerosmith, and Kiss. — Dave Witte and Sean McGann . e edge oitt V as ovet .t«. °V% e.« ' l e :OTes oper AlV%et cops. .,..T vesteu 5 e e= - q !c eteve X - exv vo letQV ,da ' ,c t 9 ' ' SetV e stop- , al gvn fOTl ■ .e vovi Sieve 4: % The beginning of the end of the Christmas season began with a bang when Kiss and Ted Nugent came to town. Kiss, as usual, had one of the largest and most decorative stages yet. The set contained old classics like " Detroit Rock City " and " Love Gun " , to newer ones like " Crazy, Crazy, Crazy Nights " and and a remake of Led Zeppelin ' s " Whole Lotta Love. " All this was laced with fire, bombs, lights, the qiant Kiss sign, and approximately 120 decibles. — Dave Witte PINNACLE Aerosmith — Aerosmith came back this year with Perman- ant Vacation, their biggest selling album in some time. The supporting concert was a spectacle of music and activity with the new " clean " Steven Tyler running around like a crazed lunatic while singing tunes like: " Dude " (looks like a lady) and " Dream On " . Part of Aerosmith ' s regained popularity is due to their newest hit " Dude " (Looks Like a Lady). The band performed a stomping rendition of the song bringing the crowd- to its feet. — Dave Witte photos from Rolling Stone PINMACLE ( r -V fte i ' oW ' (VNe d e ' Seniors Greg Brubaker and Kim Critchlow pose for this shot while taking a ride on the " Queen Mary " in Long Beach, California. Getting tired of tine same old tiling? Does tlie ever too ioud alarm fail to pliase you in tlie morning? Maybe you need some time off, someplace warm and comfortable. You need something to escape the everyday ho-hum-dull- drums, you need a vacation. But where would people really like to go? Most responses were toward a warm climate, with the few exceptions such as Mark Kerr ' s ideal trip to Pluto for sightseeing. Dawn Miller would like to go " Carri- bean diving with any available surfer dudes. " This response seems to be a fairly reasonable dream, so watch out Carribean surfers. Along the same lines, Marge O ' Connel desires to " bronze her body on the shores of Ja- maica. " Now for the wild side. Senior Steve Manos said " a week in the Bahama ' s with an unlimited supply of Dew would be quite nice. " Some of our fellow comrads have quite a " different " idea of the perfect vacation. Matt Roberts hopes to travel to Lithuiania to check out the female shot putters. So how about you? Are you up for Lithuinaian shot putters? Or sightsee- ing on Pluto? Maybe you just like the home life and prefer to stay in Fort Wayne. Or maybe, just maybe, your like Chad Achbacher and want to " spend two weeks in St. Thomas, with recreational supplies, and women at your side. " — Sean McGann and Dave Witte 92J PIMMACLE ' Juniors Johnell Moughin, Jennifer Suter. Bridget Taylor, and Tricia Townsend take a break from float decorating in California during Christmas break, pho- to Tami Clark Top Five Vacation Spots 1. Florida Coast 2. ' Don ' t Know ' 3. California Beacties 4. Batiamas 5. new Yorli City Flexing it " on tfie Florida coast an hard bodies, Jeff Barton and Dawi Dwyer. photo PINNACLE WHATS HOT People and entertainment you would find a Buppy nearl VERY HOT Movie: — Fatal Attraction — Dirty Dancing T.V.: — Thirty Something — Moonlighting Music: — INXS — George Michael NOT HOT Movie: — Who ' s That Girl — Spaceballs T.V.: — Sledgehammer — The Charmings Music — Madonna — Dar % pirsrsACLE WHATS NOT •re 9 ■ Head ' " " ;: ateo tBU- ,Vp es j ro Ova HO ' , 5et s ,. Mee Y e tna nx •VV e Bo peoV vje MJVS ete ppies M«efXo ' C0 " " ' Da ' VJ n ndV _ , dode. P PINNACLE INTO THE BAZAA Those Strange Talents ?! . Ear wiggling; " Anyone can do it, you just have to move your cheeks, " said Senior Angie Qientzer. pho- to Tami Clark What do people do when they want to create a scene, at say McDonalds? Some people just beconne loud and rude, but oth- ers are more creative. In a school the size of Northrop, people with odd talents tend to show up, and at Northrop they do show up. Take for exam- ple the kid who blows spit bubbles off his tongue or The Living Pretzel who can put his legs behind his head, and drive a car. There are others too, poms who do things that just have to be seen to believe, along with those who cross their eyes, touch their nose with their tongue, and a host of others. To many some of these people may seem obnoxious, but these creative abili- ties can and do serve a purpose; to make us laugh, and a laugh is one of the greatest pleasures on earth. — David Witte Floating through class Cheri Hinton displays levita- tional skills. photo Tami Clark Rich Mathieson exhibits his dexterity by driving with his leg behind his head. photo David Witte % PirSMACLE Northrop ' s first-ever Pinnacle staff: Sean McGann, Stacey Ferro, and David Witte. photo Tami Clark One Final Word . . . Well . . . this is it, Northrop ' s first-ever Pinnacle. In case you ' re still unclear on what " pinnacle " means, let us ex- plain. Pinnacle is the " supreme best " , and that ' s what this pub- lication was about — the su- preme best of the students of Northrop. We covered every- thing from the way students talk to the activities they liked or disliked. When coming up with ideas for the Pinnacle we tried to cov- er many aspects of the lives of students at Northrop, and to find the little things that may not be remembered in years to come. We hope this is enjoyed by the readers as much as we en- joyed creating it (except for a few missed photos). A special thanks to Mrs. Kru- ger for the creative freedom we were given. — Stacey Ferro Sean McGann David Witte PINNACLE 0 ogethemess students, teachers, administrators come together to make it work People — that ' s what makes it all work. The stu- dents, the teachers, the ad- ministrators, and every oth- er person who puts their eight hours in at Northrop nine months out of the year contribute to Northrop ' s success. None could exist without the others. They all come together to form Northrop High School. The students make up the majority. They come to high school to get an education but they leave with much, much more. As graduates ' they not only have an educa- tion but also have experi- ences that will last them a lifetime. Perhaps the most important things students will leave with though are the friendships they have formed over four years. Friends are what makes high school bearable. Some- one to talk with between classes, eat lunch with and generally be seen with is what high school friendships are about. What would high school be like without your best friends? It ' s too scary to think about. So go on, turn the page and find all of those special people who are called ' friend ' . These same people also give something to Northrop in return. They give Nor- throp the winning records, reputations, and honors it is known for. These are the people who help to make NHS the best it can be. — Gina Snowberger Members of Senior English classes along with Junior Honors English students traveled to Concordia High School to attend " A Mid Summer rSights Dream " performed by an original Shakespeare company. photo Tami Clark THE BEST OF FRfENDS Diana Diffendarfer displays her school spirit as the Bruin mascot, photo Dr. Chavis R THE BEST OF FRIEMDS 99 Senior Class Officers The Seniors elect them. Who are they? The Senior Class Officers. Their job may seem small but it isn ' t. At the beginning of the year, during homecoming, they decorated the main As we walk down the road to suc- cess, we can never forget our past. Our good, bad, happy, and sad times. It ' s our turn to find out about the world and all the challenges it has. — Motto, Class of 1988 hallway. With the Winter Semi-Formal they had to do the decorations, hire a disc jockey, sell tickets, and much more. The theme had to be decided. To make a dance work suc- cessfully you have to have the students show up. They had to go through all the prepara- tion for the MORP. Both of those dances had to have a special touch. Along with this they also have several other responsibilities. These included deciding on where to take the class trip, holding an elec- tion to decide senior superlatives, and also coming up with the class motto. But even before all of the work of the job starts, the officers must first work to be elect- ed. In a class of 5 1 2 people, getting a majority of people to vote for the same person is hard. The people who finally make it are those who were persistant and worked hard to get every vote. — Julie Sawvel Top: Megan Brown from Left: Lisa Stewart, Robin Dunn, Diana Diffendarfer. Vanessa Williams Michael Al-Bahrani Timothy Alcenius Denise Allen Reginald Allen Timothy Allen Stephen Alter Victoria Alvarez Gerald Anglemyer Jr. Juanita Arrington Stephen Asberry Chad Aschbacher Mark Bair April Baker David Baker Tonya Bankhead Glenn Barker Paul Barker Andre Barnes Teresa Barnum Steve Bartlett Uioo) BEST OF FRIENDS Jeffrey Barton Karen Batcfielder Keith Battenfield Stielly Baumgartner Cara Beaty Micfiael Beer Kelli Beery Tonya Bell Mictielle Benge Linda Bentz Brooke Benzinger Betfi Bernier Sfiawn Beverly Bradley Bietil Christian Biggs Richard Blackbu Jon Blanchard Brian Bolinger Joseph Bowers Kenton Beyer Erika Bradford Kevin Brant Louis Braselton Michael Braun Erik Brewer Lee Briner David Brobst Larry Brockman Marie Brooks Stephen Brooks : BEST OF FRIENDS 102 Danielle Brown Gary Brown Gregory Brubaker Beth Bruot Meridith Burt Coleen Bush Gina Butler Betina Byrd Teresa Camp Laura Campbell Ruth Campbell Jeffrey Carnall Steven Carr Teresa Carter Carrie Caskey Dennis Casteel Jeff Cayel Sophia Cedergren Amy Chambers Sumit Chatterjea Michelle Chicoine Lisa Cho Kevin Chobot Sudip Chowdhury Eileen Clark Tami Clark Timothy Clark Tom Clark Wendy Clark Bruce Colbert BEST OF FRIENDS Kimberly Colchin Timothy Collins Jennifer Comparet Theresa Conwell Kimberly Cornett Sheila Cottrell Thomas Cox Timothy Cox Kimberly Critchlow Jamie Cupp Carolyn Cushing Ed Dalman Rick Davis James Davis Jonathan Davis Kristi Davis Michelle Davis Stacey Davis Abigail Decker Gretchen Dellinger Rhonda Denio Seniors show their ability to adapt to Hawaiian life during Homecoming week. photo Tami Clark BEST OF FRIENDS V j ' ' ' " ■ " ■ " ' " 2£ 1 " v ' TBnMrJfrii Diana Diffendarfer Diane Dikeolakos Kevin Dougherty Gregory Downing Thonnas Downs Regina Drudge Robin Dunn H «. J l Pamela Dye Jeffrey Earling Matthew Ellenwood H - 1 John Ellington Teresa Elliot Kristine Emmerson April Errington Darryl Esterline Thomas Esterline Chad Evans Edward Farrell Christy Fawley Michael Federspiel Gregory Feldheim Kevin Feldman Jesus Ferrando David Ferrioi Amy Finger 4 Erina Finnigan Angela Firestine Brian Fisher Chad Fisher Sara Fisher BEST OF FRIENDS We re Finally Seniors " WE ' RE FIMALLY SENIORS! " was the statement of September. School had be gun and we had finally reached the excit ing level of being a senior, and the downfal of ending our high school years. Many sen iors had mixed feelings as we moved to ward graduation, although some of them know exactly what their feelings are. Dawn Rice said, " I ' ve enjoyed my high school years and I ' m sure I will miss my freinds, but I ' m looking forward to acheiving the goals I ' ve set for myself after high school. Graduation is a hard fact to realize for Danielle Brown, but she is not the only one, " It hasn ' t really hit me yet that shortly I ' ll be graduating from an environment I ' ve grown used to. It ' s really scary to think about the future, but the excitement ex- ceeds it all! " Some people have no fears of gradua- tion and know exactly what they want. Lisa Rash has no fears about graduation, " I ' m really excited about graduating al- though I know I ' ll miss all my friends, but the thought of college and a career makes me extremely ambitious to get out on my own. " Stacey Stuckey feels that " Graduation is something we all have been working for, and now that it is here I ' m glad to get out and go one with my life, college, etc. But I will miss my friends. So as we, the class of 1988 leave the security within the walls of Northrop High School I am sure that whatever our dreams are, wherever our hopes lie, we will all succeed. — Julie Sawvel Julia Flaningan Angela Fleeger Angela Fleming Waldo Flint Jill Flowers Keith Flye Wendy Ford James Fox Keith Franklin Willielean Frazer Angle Frier Heather Fryback Christoph Fyock Danielle Gael Marsha Gaines Barb Gary Brian Gaslee Danny Gebert Erin Geddis Erik Gentry Mary Gerdom BEST OF FRIENDS (io5j Tuong Qiang Scott Gill Tracey Glrardot Jack Givens Brett Glaze Angela Glentzer Alisa Grady Laura Grant Matasha Gray Bradley Greubel Edward Grigsby Marc Gross Julie Gustin Marcus Hairston Yvonne Hamilton Matthew Hamlin Douglas Harper Alicia Harris Deborah Harris Chris Harris Claire Hassoun David Hastings Jeffrey Heitger Sharon Henderson The PowderPuff tea faces after their first Clark 106) BEST OF FRIENDS Shari Hensch Coy Herald Heidi Herron 1- 1 James Hill l Kurlie Hitchcock Annette Hixson Deborah Hodson Sean Holsworth Dedrea Holtzberg Matthew Hoover Michael Hoover Michal Hopkins Lisa Howe Holly Huepenbecker Julie Hull Charmene Humphrey Benjamin Hunter Michael Huntington Vicki Hutchisson Hang Huynh Angle Jackson Wendy Johns William Johns Darryl Johnson David Johnson Latrece Johnson Cathy Joiner John Jokoty Christine Jones Felicia Jones BEST OF FRIENDS V j Karen Jones Laura Jones Raquel Jones Mary Anne Justice Cynthia Kabiscii Kristen Kauffman Christine Keelan Caren Kelble Susan Kelly Coteal Kelsaw Mia Kelsaw Christopher Kempf James Keplinger Randall Kincaid Samuel King Elam Kinslow Kelly Kirkman Michelle Kivi David Kleineidan Erin Klekot Troy Klepper Steven Kline Thomas Klingenberger Michael Klopfenstein William Kohrman Kathleen Kortte Robert Krosky Laurie Lantz Qlenn Lawson Joseph Lee BEST OF FRIEMDS Two Earn Recognition Northrop is very happy to honor Meg Brown and Mike Braun, who scored very high on their PSAT tests which are given to juniors. They scored so well that they now have the opportunity to represent Nor- throp as National Merit Scholarship finalists. The national recognition for this competition is given to approxi- mately fifteen thousand students out of over twenty-six million students who take the PSAT. Meg and Mike had the honor of competing for the scholarship last year. The judges de- cisions are based on academic records, self-descriptions and infor- mation about " extra " activities that they are involved in. Another factor included in the decision are their edu- cational goals and interests. The semi-finalists who show the strongest variety of abilities for quali- ties needed for success, leadership and personal accomplishments will have the best chance. Brown was involved in such activi- ties as Student Council, tennis, the fail play and the spring musical. She was a class officer and she works part-time at Parkview Hospital. While Braun was not involved in so many school-related activites, he had a part-time job at a local law firm and worked very hard on his family ' s farm. — Cory Scott — Kim Critchlow Seniors Mike Braun and Megan Brown, [National Merit Scholarship Finalists, pose proudly. photo Tami Clark Virginia Lehman Calvin Lewis Julie Linnemeier Neil Linsky Dawn Loew Kathleen Lohr Virginia Lott Christoph Lovelace Jeri Lovell Teresa Lucas Heather Madru Sean Maher Marc Malone Michelle Malone Steven Manos David Markulis Angela Marquart Kelly Marshall Martin Corey Richard Mathieson BEST OF FRIENDS Dennis Maurer Patrick May Eiizabettn McCory Sean McGann Kellie McGary Gretchen McKinzit James McMeans Brian McNeal Daniel Merchant Anita Miles David Miller Jennifer Miller Richard Miller Lisa Minnich Kerri Miser Best of friends show their hap piness in being together, pho- to Dr. Chavis % BEST OF Derrick Moden Jennifer Moliere David Moore Jil Moore Sheila Moore Trenia Morgan Michael Moring Douglas Morrow Brandon Murphy Michael Murphy Todd Muster Kathryn Myers Steven Myers Genevieve Nance Beth Mash Stephany Nash Lisa Neal Penny Neel Stacie Neumann Tuan Newlin Tracey Norman Andrew Norris Mary Novak Margo Nussbaum Randy O ' Neal Shelley O ' Neal NeShae O ' Quinn David Orn Courtney Pace Valerie Pacer BEST OF FRIENDS in ' Karen Palmeter Michele Parisot Kevin Park David Parker Brian Parkison Shawn Paschall Shelisa Paschall Michelle Pasko Dheeresh Patel Christina Patty Wendy Pennington Jill Perillo Michael Perkins Gregory Perry Tabitha Perry Jim Pequignot Michelle Phillips Micole Pierce Sean Pitsch Michael Poppy Clair Posey Mary Powell Londa Presley Pamala Prewett Michele Prideaux Jennifer Putman Sirojith Ranasinghe Lisa Rash Sandra Ray Edward Redmon BEST OF FRIENDS Gregory Reed Lori Reichard Kris Wunrow takes time out ot pose for a picture. photo TamI Clark Michael Repp Tami Reuille Luke Riedhart Scott Rhoad Dawn Rice Elizabeth Richard Elizabeth Richards Malechia Richberg Monique Richberg Stephan Rigsby Debra Riley Kann Rittenberg Shalon Roberson Matthew Roberts Mark Robertson Scott Robinson Patrick Rodgers Rachelle Rodriguez Eric Rogers Felecia Rorer Matthew Rupert Todd Ruppert BEST OF FRIEINDS ( " 3 Seniors show their other side for a pep session during home- coming week- photo Tami Clark Andrea Rusk Nicole Salas Mary Satre Shristina Saunders Julie Sawvel Daniel Schenkel Shannon Seibert Michelle Seitz Jill Shappell Banjamin Shaw James Sherbert Thomas Shervert Janice Shirk Aaron Shively Brett Shuler % BEST OF FRIENDS Charles Shull David Sims Darlene Skinner Christine Slater Carmen Smith Christoph Smil Hope Smith Laura Smith Marti Smith Ralph Smnith Stephen Smith Robert Snider Joseph Snyder Tracy Snyder Brian Sowders Dan Sower Tonya Sowie Andrea Spaulding Dennis Springer John Steinkamp Ramon Stevens Miles Steward Lisa Stewart Douglas Stier Michele Stoller Joseph Strahm Stacey Stuckey Robert Sullivan Tessa Swiftney Tyson Swiftney BEST OF FRIENDS David Syndram Laura Szymczak Trina Tackett Matthew Taylor Bonnie Terry Amy Thompson Anthony Threat Brent Thurman Kevin Tkacz Tammie Tomkinson Kimberly Tosconi Adrienne Travis Danny Trent Alisa Trotter Dynita Tubbs Fletcher Opshaw Deborah Van Dam Lesley Vanaman Lori Vanaman Michelle Vanhorn Jose Vargas Mark Verville Julie Waak John Waddell Bradley Wadkins Timothy Wagner Rodney Walker Michelle Wall Helen Warmkessel 116 Clotilda Washington BEST OF FRIENDS Ryan Wedge Kristophe Wegman Lara Wegner Matthew Weiss Tricia Wells Jennifer Welsh Brian Wesolowski Matt Wheeler Jennifer Whitacre Michelle Whitnnan Scott Willett Cassandra Williams Chad Williams Vanessa Williams Jeffery Wilson Lisa Wilson Cherilyn Wirges David Witte Melissa Wittwer Gregory Wolf Sloan Wolff Roger Wood Rolonda Woods Kristin Wunrow Elias Ybarra Tiffany Yeiser Lola Young Rosemary Zeidler Mark Zuber BEST OF FRIENDS Senior Gretchen Dellinger smiles as she shows her spirit during homecoming week. photo Tami Clarl VICTORIA ALVAREZ — Yearbook 11, 12. Speech Team 11, 12. SADD 12. APRIL BAKER — Volleyball 9. Ecology Club 9, 10, 11. Powder Puff 9, 10, 11,. Ski Club 11, 12. Flag Corps 12. DAVE BAKER — Football 1 1 . Baseball 1 1 . PAUL BARKER — Football 9. Reserve Football 10. Varsity Football 11. MIKE BEER — 9th Grade Band. High Hon- ors 9, 11. Scholarship with Distinction 10. Student Council 12. KELLI BEERY — Marching Band 9, 10, 1 1, 12. Pep Band 9. Ski Club 11. LINDA BENTZ — Jazz Band 111 9. Speech Team 10. Concert Band 10, 11, 12. Pep Band 10, 11, 12. Journalism 11, 12. SADD 12. Junior Achievement 10, 12. SHAWN BEVERLY — Football 9, 11, 12. BRIAN BOLINGER — 9th Grade Football. Football 10, 11, 12. Basketball 9. Baseball 9. 10. KENTON BOYER — Football 9, 10, 11, 12. Stage Band 9. MIKE BRAGN — Scholarship with Distinc- tion 9, 10, 11. Academic Super Bowl 12. LEE BRINER — Concert Choir 9. Scholar- ship with Distinction 9. High Honors 10. Track 1 I. GARY BROWN — Ecology Club 10. MEGAN BROWN — Speech Team 9, 10. Fall Play 9, 10, 11, 12. Powder Puff 9, 10, 11, 12. Scholarship with Distinction 9, 10, 11, 12. Spring Musical 9, 10. Soccer Club 9, 10. Tennis Team 11, 12. Class Officer 11, 12. Student Council 11, 12. French Club 12. Student Rotarian 12. GREG BRGBAKER — Marching Band 9, 10, 11, 12. Jazz Band 9, 10, 11, 12. Pep Band 9, 10, 11, 12. High Honors 9, 10, 11, 12. Drum Major 12. BETH BRUOT — Pom Pons 9, 10, II, 12. Marching Band 9, 10, 1 1, 12. COLEEN BOSH — Spring Musical 11, 12. Concert Choir II, 12. Swing Choir 12. All- State Choir 12. All-City Honors Choir 12. ETC. 12. BETINA BYRD — Marching Band 9. Track 9, 10. Afro-American Club 10, 11, 12. SADD 12. Project Lead 11. RGTH CAMBELL — Student Council 9, 10, 11. Powder Puff 10, 11. High Honors 9. Tennis 9, 10, 11, 12. JEFF CARNALL — Pep Band 9, 10, 11, 12. Marching Band 9, 10, 11, 12. Jazz Band 111 9. Jazz Band 1 10, 11, 12. STEVE CARR — Football 9, 10, 11, 12 (co-captain), (all-SAC 12). Wrestling 9, 10. Band 9. AMY CHAMBERS — Varsity Golf 9, 10, 11, 12. Softball 11. SADD 12. KEVIN CHOBOT — Marching Band 9, 10, 11, 12. MISSY CHICOINE — Cross Country 9. Track 9. Powder Puff 10. Soccer 12. FCA 12. SADD 12. EILEEN CLARK — Marching Band 9, 10. TAMI CLARK — Ski Club 9, 12. Ecology Club 11, 12 (secretary). Yearbook 11 (pho- tographer), 12 (photo editor). Newspaper 1 1 (photographer), 12 (photo editor). SADD 12. Powder Puff 12. Photo Club 12. WENDY CLARK — Marching Band 12. BRUCE COLBERT — Baseball 9. Football 9. Pep Band 9, 10, 11, 12. KIM COLCHIN — Flag Corps 9. Hockey 12. JENNIFER COMPARET — Fall Play 9, 10, 11, 12. Spring Musical 9, 10, 11, 12. Speech Team 10. KIMBERLY CRITCHLOW — 9th Grade Band. Jazz Band 111 9. Jazz Band II 10. Jazz Bandl 11, 12. Marching Band 9, 10, 11, 12. Varsity Band 10. Concert Band 11, 12. Newspaper 12. JAMIE CCJPP — Girls Track (manager) 10. FCA 10. Yearbook Staff 10, 11, 12. CAROLYN GUSHING — COE OEA 12 (reporter). JON DAVIS — Marching Band 9, 10, 11, 12. Pep Band 10, 11, 12. GRETCHEN DELLINGER — Orchestra 9, 10, 11, 12. Musical 10, 11, 12. Speech 12. THOMAS DOWNS — Cross Country 9, 10, 11, 12 (captain). Track 9. Powder Puff Cheerleader 10, 11, 12. Varsity Track 11, 12. Spirit Leader 11. Most Improved Cross Country Runner 10. Wrestling 9. ROBIN DUNN — Class President 9, 10, 1 1, 12. Student Council 9, 10, 11, 12 (presi- dent). Basketball 9, 10. Track 9, 10, 11, 12. Prayer Leadership Breakfast 9. Project Lead 10, 11. Afro-American Club 10, 11 (vice-president), 12. Powder Puff 10, 11, 12. Lugar Symposium 1 1. Commencement Usher 11. Paragon Editor 12. Who ' s Who Among American High School Students 12. SADD (vice-president) 12. TERESA ELLIOT — Cross Country 9. Ecology Club 9. High Honors 9, 10. Speech Team 10, 11 (secretary), 12 (president). Scholarship with Distinction 11. JOHN ELLINGTON — Basketball 10, 11, 12. Track 10, 11, 12. Mr. Irresistable 12. THOMAS ESTERLINE — Stage Band 9. DECA 11, 12. ERINA FINNIGAN — 9th Grade Choir. Marching Band 10, 11, 12. Pom pons 10, 11, 12. ANGIE FIRESTINE — Marching Band 9, 10, 11, 12. Pom pons 9, 10, 11 (co-captain), 12 (captain). CHAD FISHER — Bowling 9. Scholarship with Distinction 9, 10, 11, 12. Chess Club 9. Academic Superbowl 11, 12. Tri-Kappa Award 1 1. Kevin Feldman displa ys his life. photo Tami Clark on true Hawaiian 118) THE BEST OF FRIEFSDS Oeniors Heidi Herron, Ginny Lolt, and Laura Grant show their emotions during the powder puff game. photo Tami Clark SARA FISHER — Marching Band 9, 10, 11,12. Jazz Band III 9, 10. 9th Grade Band. Concert Band 10, 11, 12. Drum Major 12. WENDY FORD — Student Council 11, 12. SADD (president) 12. Student Rotarian 12. Junior Achievement 9. WILLEAN FRAZIER — Volleyball 9, 10. Basketball (manager) 9, 10, 11. Track 9, 10. Afro-American Club 9, 10. Student Council 11. Project Lead 11. Powder Puff 11. COE OEA (office manager) 12. ANGELA FRIER — Fall Play 10, 11, 12. Powder Puff 11, 12. Peer Facilitator 12. HEATHER FRYBACK — Powder Puff 9. COE OEA 12 (social chairperson) DANIELLE GAEL — Gymnastics Team 9, 10. Cheerleader 11, 12. BRETT GLAZE — Football 9, 10. Spirit Leader 11. Student Council 12. ANGIE GLENTZER — Yearbook 10, 11, 12. LAGRA GRANT — Choir 9. German Club 11. Powder Puff 12. NATASHA GRAY — 9th Grade Band. Afro-American Club 9, 10, 11, 12. Powder Puff 9, 10, 11, 12. Varsity Band 10. March- ing Band 19. Concert Band 11. ME DECA 11, 12. JOLIE GGSTIN — Marching band 9, 10, 11, 12. 9th Grade Band. Varsity Band 10. Pep Band 9, 10. Concert Band 11, 12. Pom pons 11, 12. MARCOS HAIRSTON — Gymnastics Manager 9, 10, 11, 12. Track 9, 10. Powder Puff Coach 10, 11. Mr. Northrop Contest 11, 12. ALICIA HARRIS — Afro-American Club 9, 11. Track 9, 10, 11, 12, Junior Achieve- ment 9, 10. Powder Puff 9, 10. Project Lead 10, 11, 12. COE OEA 12. CLAIRE HASSGON — Orchestra 9, 10. Spring Musical 9, 10. Scholarship with Dis- tinction 9, 10, 11, 12. French Club 10. Tri- Kappa Schola r 11. National Merit Scholar- ship Commended Student 12. JIM HILL — COE OEA 12 (president). KGRLIE HITCHCOCK — Pom pons 9. Mat Maid 10. Powder Puff 10. Yearbook 10, 11, 12 (section editor). Quill Scroll Honor Society 12 (vice-president). DEB HODSON — Band 9, 10, 11, 12. SADD 12. DEE DEE HOLTZBERG — Marching Band 9, 10, 1 1, 12. Concert Band 9. Jazz Band 9. Bat Girl 9, 10, 11, 12. Pom Pons 10, 11, 12. MIKE HOOVER — Baseball 9, 10, 1 1. Bas- ketball 9. High Honors 9, 10, 11, 12. News- paper 11, 12. LISA HOWE — Volleyball 9, 10, 11, 12. Tennis 9, 10, 11, 12. High Honors 9, 10. HOLLY HUEPENBECKER — Scholarship with Distinction 9, 10, 11, 12. Flag Corps 10, 11, 12 (captain). Advanced Treble Choir 10. German Club 11, Tri Kappa Scholar 11. SADD 12. JULIE HULL — Girls Basketball 9. Ger- man Club 1 1 (secretary treasurer). COE OEA 12. VICKI HGTCHISSON — Flags Corps 9, 10, 11, 12 (co-captain). 9th Grade Choir. Musical 10. Advanced Treble Choir 10. Concert Choir 11. SADD 12. ETC. 9. WENDY JOHNS — Marching Band 9, 10, 11. Jazz Band II 9, 10. 9th Grade Band. High Honors 9. Pep Band 10. Concert Band 11. Stage Crew 11, 12. SADD 12. KAREN JONES — Powder Puff 9, 10, 11, 12. Track 9, 10. Ecology Club 12. MARY ANNE JUSTICE — Golf 9, 10. High Honors 9, 10. Junior Achievement 9. Mat Maid 10. Ski Club 10. Powder Puff 12. SADD 12. CAREN KELBLE — High Honors 9, 1 0, 1 1 . Journalism 11, 12 (business manager). Ac- ademic Superbowl 1 1. Quill Scroll Honor Society 12 (treasurer). Scholarship with Distinction 12. CHRIS KEMPF — Soccer 10, 11, 12. MICHELLE KIVI — Advanced Treble Choir 11. Concert Choir 12. Campus Life 11, 12. Paragon 12 (editor). Peer Facilitator 12. DAVID KLEINEIDUM — 9th Giade Band. Jazz Band III 9, 10. Varsity Band 10. Con- cert Band 11, 12. Marching Band 9, 10, 11, 12. Jazz Band II 11. Jazz Band I 12. TOM KLINGENBERGER — Soccer 9. Ten nis 10. MICHAEL KLOPFENSTEIN — Basketball 9. Basketball 9, 10, 11, 12. Scholarship with Distinction 9, 10. Newspaper 10, 11 (sports editor), 12 (editor-in-chief). High Honors 11, 12. Quill Scroll Honor Society 12 (reporter). BILL KOHRMAN — Marching Band 9, 10, 11, 12. Jazz Band II 9. 9th Grade Band. Jazz Band I 10, 11, 12. Pep Band 10, 11. Varsity Band 10. All State Jazz Band 11. Tri-State Honor Band 11, 12. Concert Band 11, 12. KATHY KORTTE — Jazz Band 9, 10. Pep Band 9. Concert Band 9, 10, 11, 12. March- ing Band 9, 10, 11, 12. Bat Girl 9, 10, 11, 12. Scholarship with Distinction 9, 10, 11, 12. Tri-Kappa Scholar 11. BOB KROSKY — Soccer 9, 10. Baseball 9. Hockey 9, 10, 11, 12 (captain). JOSEPH LEE — Orchestra 9, 10, 11, 12. High Honors 9, 10, 11, 12. German Club 11. KATHLEEN LOHR — Basketball 9. Con cert Orchestra 9, 10, 11, 12. Spring Musi- cal 10, 11, 12. German Club 11 (social chairperson). Yuletide String Ensemble 12. JERILOVELL — Marching Band 9, 10, 11. Flag Corps 10. Pom Pons 1 1. SADD 12. Ski Club 12. Musical 12. CHRIS LOVELACE — Football 9, 10. Bas ketball 9, 10, 11 (captain), 12 (captain). FCA 12. Afro-American Club 12. MICHELE M ALONE — Powder Puff 9, 10, 12. Track 9, 10, 11, 12. Basketball 9. Cross Country 1 1. KELLY MARSHALL — Marching Band 10. Flag Corps 10. Powder Puff 12. Mat Maid 12. Ski Club 12. MAUREEN MCCORY — 9th Grade Band. Varsity Band 10. Marching Band 9, 10, 11, 12. Concert Band 11, 12. Ecology Club 9, 10. Mat Maid 12. SEAN MCGANN — Cross Country 9, 10, 11. 12. Track 9, 10, 11, 12. Newspaper 11, 12. Yearbook 12. Ski Club 10. BRIAN MCNEAL — Football 9. Wrestling 9, 10, 11. Golf 10, 11, 12. JENNIFER MILLER — Track 9. Choir 9. Powder Puff 10, 11, 12. Advanced Treble Choir 10. Concert Choir 11, 12. Charisma Crew 11, 12. JASON MILLER — Soccer 9, 10, 11, 12. KERRl MISER — Speech Team 9, 11, 12 (secretary). Orchestra 9, 10, 11. High Hon- ors 9. SADD 12 (secretary). Powder Puff 10, 12. JENNIFER MOLIERE — Yearbook 9, 10, 11, Powder Puff 9, 10, 11, 12. High Honors 9, 11. National Hono rs Society 11. SADD 12 (executive council). THE BEST OF FRIENDS I119I SHEILA MOORE — Track 9. Powder Puff 9, 10. COE OEA 12. TORNELL MOORE — Football 9, 10. Bas- ketball 9. 10, 12. KATHRYN MYERS — Marching Band 9. 9th Grade Band. Flag Corps 10, 11, 12. Varsity Band 10. SADD 12. Junior Achievement 10. STEPHANY NASH — Marching Band 9, 10, 11, 12. Pep Band 9, 10, 11, 12. Jazz Band II 9, 10, 11. Varsity Band 9. Fall Musi- cal 9, 10, 11, 12. Concert Band 10, 11, 12. orchestra 9, 10, 12. Jazz Band I 12. TGAN NEWLIN — 9th Grade Band. Soc- cer 9. Wrestling 10. FCA 11, 12. COURTNEY PACE — Basketball 9, 10, 11, Track 9, 10. VALERIE PACER — Speech Team 9, 10. Scholarship with Distinction 9, 10, 12. High Honors 11. Ecology Club 9. Powder Puff 10, 12. Fall Play 10, 11, 12 . Student Council 12. KAREN PALMETER — Scholarship with Distinction 9, 10, 11, 12. Ski Club 10. Pow- der Puff 10, 11. DAVE PARKER — SADD 9. Charisma 9, 10, 11, 12. Men ' s Chorus 9, 10, 11, 12. Concert Choir 10, 11, 12. ETC. 10, 11, 12. MICHELLE PASKO — Cheerleading 9, 10, 11, 12. Class Secretary 9. Powder Puff 10, 11, 12. DHEE PATEL — Tennis 9, 10, 11. Band 9. Scholarship with Distinction 9, 10. High Honors 11, 12. CHRISTINA PATTY — Marching Band 9, 10, 11, 12. Flag Corps 9, 10, 11, 12. Pep Band 9, 10. JIM PEQUIGNOT — Football 9. Business Computers 12. TRAM PHI — High Honors 9, 10. Powder Puff 9, 10, 11, 12. French Club 9. Project Lead 10, 11, 12. Scholarship with Distinc- tion 11. Afro-American Club 10, 11, 12. SADD 12. MICHELLE PHILLIPS — Powder Puff 9, 10, 11. Ecology Club 9, 10. Scholarship with Distinction 9, 10, 11, 12. Ski Club 10. CLAIRE POSEY — 9th Grade Band. Marching Band 9. Jazz Band 9. MARY POWELL — Orchestra 9, 10, 11. Volleyball 9, 10, 11. Basketball 10. DECA 11, 12. LONDA PRESLEY — Cheerleading 10, 1 1 . Track 9. JENNIFER PUTMAN — High Honors 9, 10, 11, 12. Marching Band 9, 10. 9th Grade Band. Varsity Band 10. Concert Band 11. LISA RASH — Speech Team 10, 11. SADD 12. Ecology Club 12. Photography Club 12. SANDRA RAY — Mat Maid 9, 10, 11, 12. FCA 9, 10, 1 1, 12. Volleyball 10 (manager). Latin Club 1 0, 1 1 , 1 2. Speech Team 1 0, 1 1 , 12 (vice-president). Campus Life 11. Musi- cal 11. Peer Facilitator 12. Newspaper Staff 12. Powder Puff 11, 12. GREGORY REED — Marching Band 9, 10, 11, 12. Pep Band 9, 10, 11, 12. 9th Grade Band. Stage Band 9. Scholarship with Dis- tinction 9. Varsity Band 10. High Honors 10, 11, 12. Concert Band 11, 12. SCOTT RHOAD — Football 9, 10, 11, 12 (co-captain). Track 9, 10, 11, 12. ELIZABETH RICHARD — Jazz Band III 9. Ski Club 9, 11 (president), 12. Marching Band 9, 10, 11, 12. Flag Corps 10, 11, 12. STEPHEN RIGSBY — Cross Country 9. Powder Puff Cheerleader 10, 11, 12. Foot- ball 10. Yearbook 11. Newspaper 11, 12. KARIN RITTENBERG — Speech Team 9, 10, 11, 12. Fall Play 9, 10, 11, 12. Musical 9, 10, 11, 12. French Club 9. SADD 12. Paragon 12 (editor). Concert Choir 12. TERRI RCIDIG — Spring Musical 10, 11. Fall Play 11. ETC. 10. MATT RUPERT — Football 9. High Hon- ors 9, 10, 11, 12. TODD RGPPERT — Tennis 9, 10, 11, 12. Scholarship with Distinction 9, 10, 11, 12. Spring Musical 9, 10, 11, 12. Swing Choir 10, 11, 12. Tri Kappa Scholar 11. Student Rotarian 12. Student services shows the support the Big Orange Pride receives before their competitions from friends and family. photo Tami Clark Scott Rhoads and Tom Mice tal e a serious moment with their thoughts of a Morthrop game. photo Tami Clark X hzo) THE BEST OF FRIENDS ANDREA ROSK — Ski Club 9, 10, 11, 12 Ecology Club 1 1. NIKKI SALAS — Cross Country 9. March ing Band 10. 11, 12. Flag Corps 10, 11, 12 MARY SATRE — Marching Band 9, 10 1 1 , 1 2. Pep Band 9, 1 0, 1 1 , 1 2. Orchestra 9 10, 11. 12. Swing Choir 9, 10, 11, 12. Musi cal 9. 10, 11, 12. Freshman Girls Choir Advanced Treble Choir 10. Youth Sympho- ny 10, 11. Concert Choir 11. 12. German Club 11. All-City Honors Choir 11, 12. Tri- State Choir 12. Photography Club 12. CHRISSY SAUNDERS — Volleyball 9. 10, 11, 12. Basketball 9. Softball 11, 12. JULIE SAWVEL — Powder Puff 9. SADD 1 1 . Speech Team 1 0. Yearbook 11,12 (sec- tion editor). COE OEA 12 (secretary). DAN SCHENKEL — Baseball 9, 10. 11, 12 High Honors 9, 10, 11. 12. SHELLY SEITZ — Marching Band 9, 10. Ski Club 9. 10, 11. 12. Pom Pons 10. Ger- man Club 11, 12. Campus Life 11,12 (stu- dent leader). Exchange Student 12. JILL SHAPPELL — Volleyball 9, 10, 11, 12. Girls Basketball 9. Softball 11, 12. CARMEN SMITH — Marching Band 9, 10. Ecology Club 9, 10. 9th Grade Band. MARTI SMITH — Cheerleader 9, 10, 11, 12. Powder Puff 12. GINA SNOWBERGER — Student Council 9, 10. Clas s Secretary 10. Yearbook 10, 1 1 (co-editor), 12 (co-editor). High Honors 9, 10, 11. Scholarship with Distinction 12. Quill Scroll Honor Society 12 (president). DENNIS SPRINGER — Football 9, 10, 11, 12 (co-captain. All SAC). 9th Grade Band. Wrestling 10, 11, 12. LISA STEWART — Cheerleading 9, 10, 11, 12. Junior Classical League 10, 11, 12. Student Council 10, 11, 12 (secretary). High Honors 9, 10, 11. Class Secretary 1 1 , 12, Scholarship with Distinction 12. MICHELE STOLLER — Marching Band 10, 11, 12. Flag Corps 10, 11, 12. TESSA SWIFTNEY — Powder Puff 9, 10. Bat Girl 10, 11, 12. FCA 11, 12 (vice-presi- dent). SADD 12, DAVID SYNDRAM — Tennis 9, 10. DECA 11, 12. KIM TOSCONI — Ecology Club 10, 11 (president), 12. ADRIENNE TRAVIS — Afro-American Club 10, 11, 12. Powder Puff 11, 12. ME- DECA 11. DANNY TRENT — Football 9. Baseball 9, 10, 11, 12. Wrestling 10, 11. DEBORAH VANDAM — FCA 9, 10, THE BEST OF FRIENDS (121 Mary Satre, Stephany Nash, and Matt Ellingwood are all smiles at the Senior Breakfast. photo Wendy Kruger % THE BEST OF FRIEMDS Seniors Name Superlatives BEST COUPLE: Brian Bolinger, Chrissy Saunders BEST EYES: Conrad Ehinger, Stacy Stuckey MOST LIKELY TO SUCCEED: Bruce Col bert, Lisa Steward MOST ATHLETIC: Dennis Springer, Mer- edith Burt MOST FRIENDLY: Sean McGann, Dawn Rice MOST FUN TO BE STRANDED WITH: Bri- an Weslowski, DeDe Holtzberg BEST DRESSED: Jim Hill, Wendy Ford BEST LEGS: Tommy Downs, Lisa Howe BEST BODY: Ed Farrow, Michelle Davis MOST OUTGOING: Dave Hastings, Diana Diffendarfer MOST POPULAR: Chris Lovelace, Vanessa Williams MOST LIKELY TO BE ON EBONY MAGA ZINE Keith Flye, Danielle Gael MOST LIKELY TO BE A CAREFREE BA- CHELOR BACHLEORETTE: Phil Nicolet, Lisa Cho MOST LIKELY TO BE A LEADER: Kent Boyer, Robin Dunn BEST HAIR: Courtney Pace, Teresa Camp BEST SENIOR PICTURE: Ty Swiftney, Heidi Herron CLASS CLOWN: Rick Matheson, Sue Kelly NICEST SMILE: Coy Herald, Missy Phillips MOST SCHOOL SPIRIT: Dave Baker, Marty Smith BEST LOOKING: Bob Krosky, Valerie Pacer TEACHER ' S PET: Todd Ruppert, Lara Wegner BIGGEST PARTY ANIMAL: Brett Glaze, Julie Waak MOST LIKELY TO BE MR. MS. UNI VERSE: Tim Clark, Lola Young Sean McGann is voted Mr. Friendly. photo Wendy Kruger Chrissy Saunders and Brian Bolinger receive a partial wedding cake as a prize for being the best couple. photo Wendy Kruger THE BEST OF FRIENDS 01) Claire Hassoun, Michelle Wall, and Megan Brown display their many awards received at Senior Recog- nition Night. photo Watters Studio BERNICE IRBY AWARD — Mia E. Kelsaw ADVANCED STUDY IN ART (GOLD) — Joe E. Strahm INDEPENDANT STUDY IN ART (SIL- VER) — Tammy L. Clark ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP AWARD — Todd A. Ruppert SERTOMA AWARD — Vanessa Williams FOUR YEARS OF PERFECT ATTEND- ANCE 1984-88 — Michael D. Beer, Mi- chael H. Braun, Jonathan 1. Davis BENDER D.E. STUDENT OF THE YEAR — Genevieve D. Nance OUTSTANDING C.O.E. STUDENT OF THE YEAR — Helen P. Warmkessel, Ra- mon L. Stevens BUSINESS EDUCATION AWARD — Mary Anne Justice MARTONE CUP — Vanessa Williams HORSTMEYER CUP — Dennis D. Springer COMPUTER PROGRAMMING AWARD — Scott R. Gill GERIG ACTING AWARD — Megan K. Brown PROCTOR DRAMA STUDENT OF THE YEAR — Coy M. Herald PURKHISER PRODUCTION AWARD — Coy M. Herald HOWE AWARD FOR HIGHEST ENGLISH SCHOLARSHIP — Claire V. Hassoun BILL MADDEN POETRY AWARD — Bri an A. Parkison CATHERINE JACKSON AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN EXPOSITORY WRIT- ING — Valerie J. Pacer JOHN L. THOMPSON AWARD FOR MATHEMATICS ENGLISH EXCEL- LENCE — Michael H. Braun WHISLER. JENNINGS, ROBBINS AWARD — LATIN — Steven A. Bramer FRENCH — Lenni G. Radke SPANISH — Beth A. Nash GERMAN — Brian K. Grant BRUDNEY PLAQUE — LATIN — Tammy R. Rugman FRENCH — Goerril Vollen GERMAN — Scott A. Kruger SPANISH — Vandana Gurudutt WEBER CUP — LATIN — Lisa R. Stewart FRENCH — Sallie Redmaster SPANISH — Chad M. Fisher GERMAN — Michelle L. Benge BETTY LAMP AWARD — Amy L. Thompson CULINARY ARTS AWARD — Theresa A. Conwell MECHANICAL DRAFTING TROPHY — Bruce W. Colbert INDUSTRIAL ARTS AWARD — Bruce W Colbert ARCHITECTURAL DRAFTING AWARD — Lee Briner MATHEMATICS CUP — Michael H. Braun MENTAL ATTITUDE AWARD — Daniel J. Schenkel. Lisa R. Stewart SPULLER ARION AWARD — Nancy A Merritts WM. WETZEL OUTSTANDING VOCAL- IST — Todd A. Ruppert RICE ARION AWARD — Mark D. Robertson ROBERT RICE JAZZ AWARD — Bradley A. Wadkins TRICOLAS ARION AWARD — Michelle L. Wall NORTHROP STAFF TOTAL MUSICIAN AWARD — Mary E. Satre JACOBSON OUTSTANDING SENIOR IN INTRAMURALS — Louis E. Braselton BRIDGES BRUIN FITNESS AWARD — Louis E. Braselton, Dennis D. Springer BIEDENWEG PHYSICAL EDUCATION AWARD — Jill A. Shappell OLIVER " BEAR TRACKS " AWARD — Gina L. Snowberger 124 THE BEST OF FRIENDS ROOT PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD — Tammy L. Clark SPGLLER SERVICE AWARD — Jean L Hitchcock WHAT ' S BRUIN AWARD — Michael O. Klopfenstein PRESSLER PHYSICS AWARD — Bruce W. Colbert SCIENCE COP — Michael H. Braun CRAGGE SERVICE WORKER AWARD — Claire V. Hassoun SOCIAL STUDIES ACHIEVEMENT AWARD — Michelle Y. Phillips WILLIAM H. BROWN AWARD FOR OUT- STANDING SENIOR SPEAKER — Tere- sa M. Elliot Bruce Colbert, Valedictorian of the 1988 Graduating Class, receives his award from Dr. Bill Anthis at the Senior Honors Banquet. photo Watters Studio WALDEN AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING SPEAKERS OF THE YEAR — Teresa M. Elliot, Kerri A. Miser HOLMQUIST AWARD FOR DEBATE AND DISCUSSION — Micheal B. Anderson SCHULTZ STUDENT COUNCIL AWARD — Robin L. Dunn. Diana R. Diffendarfer. Lisa R. Stewart FOUR YEAR HONOR ROLL Timothy J. Alcenius Michael D. Beer Kelli E. Beery Michelle L. Benge Michael H. Braun Erik H. Brewer Megan K. Brown Gregory W. Brubaker Meridith G. Burt Coleen E. Bush Bruce W. Colbert Teresa M. Elliot Jesus E. Ferrando Chad M. Fisher Douglas A. Harper Claire V. Hassoun Coy M. Herald Deborah A. Hodson Michael J. Hoover Holly A. Huepenbecker Hang Huynh Mary Anne Justice Caren E. Kelble Erin L. Klekot Michael O. Klopfenstein Kathleen A. Kortte Joseph K. Lee Angela M. Marquart Nancy A. Merritts Valerie J, Pacer Karen M. Palmeter David W. Parker Dheeresh J. Patel Tram T. Phi Michelle Y. Phillips Jennifer L. Putman Gregory A. Reed Matthew R. Rupert Todd A. Ruppert Daniel J. Schenkel Michelle J. Seitz Gina L. Snowberger Lisa R. Stewart Laura E. Szymczak Michelle L. Wall Lara L. Wegner Jennifer L. Whitacre Vanessa Willeams Gregory D. Wolf Elias C. Ybarra THE BEST OF FRIENDS FRESHMAN — HIGH HONORS Jennifer M. Balliet Timothy D. Barton Karen Beer Melanle Benge Jennifer I. Caron Stephanie L. Charleston Michael L. Chicoine Stephen A. Cole I! Angela M. Colone Holiie M. Elder Colleen T. Freeland Kelly J. Graham Tracy L. Haugk Angela D. Henry Steven F. Jackson Nisa Janek Chad D. Keefer Charmaine M. Keller Tina M. Kelley Michael J. Milholland Brendan W. Miller Shawanna L. Moore Charles Morrow Lesli A. Patterson Kristin S. Pitsch Kathi E. Rash Scott A. Redmon Cory L. Scott Mehreen S. Sherwani Elizabeth A. Smith Jennifer S. Walker Rachel E. Williams Caria D. Ybarra Jennifer S. Zehr FRESHMAN — SCHOLARSHIP WITH DISTINCTION Nanette L. Allgeier Susan E. Anderson Christopher J. Barkey Cynthina P. Briner Amanda Chen Jennifer R. Esslinger Jessica L. Gael Jennifer L. Giles Vandana Gurudutt Angela R. Hicks Steven J. Hook Staci D. Hovermale Christy D. Kellum Kristen E. Kirkham Jennifer J. Koegel Stacy M. Neal Matthew W. Spuller Gregory S. Winkler Robert H. Wyatt SOPHOMORES — HIGH HONORS Chad A. Anspach Angela J. Barton Kyle E. Berry Sarah E. Berger Jason M. Berry Christopher A. Boedeker Angela M. Bolenbaugh Stephanie I. Brown Leslie Buenconsejo Jonathan P. Casteel Heather C. Chalmers Nicole A. Cohee Rhonda K. Colbert Jason T. Crawford Karen M. Cross Jeffrey S. Daney Robert E. Drew Matthew D. Fortney Jeffery T. Geer Michelle L. Graber Stacey J. Hand Kelley E. Head James M. Holland Bryce R. Holt James E. Jackson Debbie K. Jones Martha J. Justice Delia L. Kirkman Scott A. Kruger Sung I. Lee Elaine M. Linder Roanne C. Martin % THE BEST OF FRIENDS Holly D. Mason Jonathan w. Ostenman Angela M. Parker Kelly D. Phillips Rodney T. Pittenger Manda G. Rusk Andrew Seaton Eric J. Seller Kimberly S. Shull Pamela J. Stanfield Julie M. Staraitis Susan L. Stewart Mark F. Stoner Carrie L. Sumney Carla M. Sumney Michelle L. Whitlock Vincent R. Williamson III Logan K. York Keith W. York Jennifer M. Zuber SOPHOMORES — SCHOLARSHIP WITH DISTINCTION Donna M. Bates Amy L. Bryan Emily D. Claussen Jennell C. Davis Jolene S. Elett Brett C. Fischer Eric R. Henricks Matthew A. Hilligoss Dr. H Douglas Williams presents Kara Graham with her Scholarship with Dis tinction award at the Underclass Honors Reception photo Watters Sudio Robert B. Kessler Jeffrey R. Lovell Elizabeth A. Martin Kristin M. Seeds Thomas E. Szymczak David T. Washburn JUNIORS — HIGH HONORS Denise R. Barnes Lori D. Bashop Craig D. Beatty Mark E. Bloom Christopher L. Brubaker Garret R. Cynar Robin B. Feeley Robert J. Harmeyer Chad A. Herrberg Teresa A. Jehl Susan D. Kelder Jason R. Keller Chad W. Kohli Scott P. Massey Karen L. McClintock Kimberly C. Meyer Sarah J. Minnich Mark A. Meyers Charles G. Nalley Christopher S. Napier Chad S. Patterson Lisa R. Pitser Peter D. Reynolds Kathryn E. Robertson Wendy M. Roman Timothy C. Scaizo Cynthia A. Strawbridge i Jennifer C. Suter ; Jama L. Swalley Kristina M. Toirac Kirk A. VanGilder Laureena A. VanZant Angela M. Waldrop Lisa K. Wesolowski Dawn R. Westfield Shane D. Yoder Nancy J, Zumwalt JUNIORS — SCHOLARSHIP WITH DISTINCTION David A. Bennett Steven A. Brammer Shawn H. Dill Stacy D. Ferro Kara J. Graham Brian K. Grant Adrian R. Guenther Vicki D. Hullinger John C. Koegel Lori A. Kressley Michelle Kyrou Douglas S. McConiga Lennie G. Radke Sallie J. Redmaster Mark A. Ruppert Lavone F. Starewich Georril Vollen Christa M. Zeis Daniel A. Zollars TRI KAPPA INCENTIVE AWARDS Mark Ruppert Adrian R. Guenther Brian K. Grant Steven A. Brammer Douglas S. McConiga Vicki D. Hullinger Shawn H. Dill Freshmen High Honors students await their turn on the stage. photo Watters Studio Michelle Kyrou David A. Bennett John C. Koegel Lenni G. Radke Lavone F. Starewich Stacy D. Ferro Kyle Adam Micheal Anderson Vicki Anderson Rhonda Archer Traci Armstrong Julie Arnold David Atherton Scott Back Gregory Bailey Lesley Bair Craig Ball Laura Barlage Carrie Barnes Denise Barnes Jacquelin Barnes Susan Earnhardt Lori Bashop Jane Bates Windy Battaglia Craig Beatty Chad Becker Laura Beeler Jessica Beer Carol Begue Deondra Belcher Scott Bell David Bennett Michael Bentz Brent Berglund Sonia Bice Mark Bielko Timothy Bilger Kellie Bishop Kristie Bitz Rodney Bixler Kristin Bjorklund Alisa Blash Mark Bloom Jason Blosser Brad Bojrab Krista Bolinger Darnelle Bonner Jerry Bovie Walter Bowens Julie Bowman Junior class officers: (row l) Angle Lom- bardo, Stacy Hughes, (row 2) Chad Patterson, (row 3) Stacey Ferro, Bernie Bruin, Dawn Dwyer. pho- to Tami Clark The Best and Worst of riorthrop With 2200 students, crowded hall- ways, and long lunch lines, it ' s easy to come up with some complaints about Northrop High School. Many students spend the bulk of their stay at Northrop complaining about one thing or another. One major problem Senior Tami Clark came up with was the lack of soap in the bathrooms. She said, " How do they expect us to wash our hands without any soap? " Senior Matt Roberts cites, " the abu- sive and vindictive language of the Sat- urday school supervisors " as his big- gest complaint. But Senior Kurlie Hitchcock summed it up by simply saying, " we just don ' t have enough freedom. " Even though these people came up with valid complaints, they also found some good things to say about Nor- throp. Tami Clark says, " having a large sampling of electives to broaden peo- ple ' s horizons " makes Northrop one of the best academic schools in the city. Along the same lines, Kurlie Hitchcock says that " having strong student-teach- er relationships " make Northrop the great place it is. But Senior Jenny Welsh said what every woman in the building has proba- bly thought at one time or another. She said the best thing about Northrop is, " being greeted in the morning by the most handsome and the best dressed principal in the state. " — Robin Dunn 128) THE BEST OF FRIENDS Shelronda Bradley Steven Brammer Serianna Brewer Pamela Brindel Michael Brobst Dennis Brockhouse Amy Brown Chennita Brown David Brown Gina Brownlee Christoph Brubaker Valerie Brunger Gaynor Buenconsejo Craig Buhr Lisa Burden Duane Burris Lisa Burtnett Bryan Butler Clinton Butler Arden Button Glenn Campbell Shannon Carey Roshan Carlisle Sheila Carr Robert Carter Lawrence Carter Sherman Carver Donald Case Dawn Caskey Terrence Cato Jude Chevalier Daniel Ciez Donald Claflin Elizabeth Clark I dura Clem Shanna Clements Monica Clevelle Eric Cochran Heather Collins Richard Confer James Corell James Cowan Kevin Crabtree Eric Cross Adrianne Croyle Herman Curry Joseph Curry David Cussen Garret Cynar (Jnetha Dance Brandon Davis Trina Davis Joel Dawson Meal Decker Darcy Den Jennifer Dentzer Mark Devito Thomas Dick Shawn Dill Julie Dodzik Christoph Doell Patrick Doran Kris Dougherty Tonsha Dufor Heidi Dunbar Dawn Dwyer Lisa Eastes Cindi Edmonds Lisa Edwards Steve Edwards Heather Elder Kurt Emberlin THE BEST OF FRIENDS 29 Robert Escobedo Richard Euckert Robin Feeley Stacy Ferro Bryan Ferry Deanna Fischer Katherine Flennery Bryan Flores Karen Flynn Kimberly Ford Amy Fore Jeremy Foster Gregory Francoeur Matthew Franklin Megan Franklin Kimberly Frederick Michael Frederick Stacey Frick Maya Fryar Patrick Galloway Mark Gard Alexander Garey Rachel Gilbert Angelique Glass Tia Glass Krislen Goegiein Amy Gongwer Elise Goodman Blaine Gorman Eftim Gosheff Charlene Gottfried Kara Graham Brian Grant Steve Grant Rhett Grave Sonjt Greene Jannine Gregg Jon Griffin Heather Griffith Michael Griffith Patrick Griffith Troy Grischke Stacey Grogg Adam Groves Becki Gruber Adrian Guenther David Hagedorn Shannon Hagerty Tina Hairston Barry Hand Krystal Hardesty Michael Hardy Robert Harmeyer Lawanda Harper Amy Harrison Darren Hart Requal Harvey Michael Hassig Elizabeth Hasty Lisa Hawkins Christopher Heck Heath Heck Heidi Heinecke Janelle Heller 130) THE BEST OF FRIENDS Aaron Hemingway Jdbon Henderson Hnan Hensler had Herrberg Lisa Hicks Chen Hinton Matthew Hinton Timothy Hoeft Jason Hoffman Kozette Hoiliness Michael Holom Keith Howard Mark Howard Danny Hudson Melissa Hughes Stacey Hughes Vicki HuHinger Richard Imel Robert Inman Andre Irvine April Isom Amy Jackson Brandy Jacobs Michelle Jalkanen Teresa Jehl Kenneth Jehle Angela Jewell Darrick Johnson Dennis Johnson Dwana Johnson Jeffrey Johnson Monique Johnson Veronica Johnson Ronnie Jones Stacey Jones Tommy Jones Pam Jordan Danielle Juneau Robert Jur Robert Karr Heather Keene Susan Kelder Jason Keller Patrick Kelley Genlta Kelsaw Stacey Kelsaw Jason King Maria Kinniry Jeffrey Kirchner Jennifer Klein Kurt Kiemm Ann Marie Koczan John Koegel Chad Kohli Karen Kortenber Todd Kortte Lori Kressley Michael Krucina Kristine Kutzner Michelle Kyrou Linda Lampkins Tonya Landes Tern Langley Matasha Lawrence Patrick Lawrence Juanita Lawson Babette Lederman Jennifer Lester Craig LIchtsinn Elizabeth Wyatt Jada Little Angela Lombardo THE BEST OF FRIENDS (i3i Kenneth Lowe Patrick Madden Michelle Malcolm Cheryl Manter Michelle Markland Jessica Marquart Andrew Martin Modneska Martin Scott Massey Edward Mattern Angelique Mayo Ricky Mazakis Douglas McConiga Lorie McBride Rhonda McChesney Karen McClintock Mark McClurg Steven McCullough Rodd McDonald Ann McElroy Lori McFadden Barrett McManus Kimberly Meyer Ranaye Miles Dorinda Miller Heather Mills Michael Minick Sarah Minnich Thomas Minnich Myra Moore Jason Moreno Jennifer Mossburg Johnell Mougin Joseph Mourey Sue Ellen Mullenhour Brent Murphy Brian Murphy Daniel Murphy Jeannete Muster Mark Myers Brad Magy Charles Nalley Christoph PHapier Victor Nelson Christina Newsome Brent Newton Brenda Niccum Randy Nicolet Christoph Nixon Kathy Notestine Brian Oberkiser Kristine Overmyer Anita Page Colleen Painter Marie Papal Daniel Parker Benjamin Parks Neal Parnin Nicole Paschall Chad Patterson Brett Paul Denise Perdue Amy Perriguey Gregory Perry Amy Peter Jody Phillips Kelli Pietrzykowski Lisa Pitser Doreen Pontius John Pontius Carl Porter Anthony Pranger % iipm THE BEST OF FRIEINDS M y Homework? Well . . . Homework. The thing most students think teachers developed to torture them. Most students have devised excuses to cover up the fact that they have not done it. Of course, the older the student, the more excuses they have. Seniors, being the oldest high school students are the best people to interview for excuses. Senior Dave Johnson had several original ex- cuses. He said that one of his most suc- cessful excuses was, " my dog is paper trained and ... " but his fantasy excuse was, " I was driving down the road with my window open and I hit a deer. The force from impact made my homework fly out of the window. " Wendy Ford, senior said that honesty is the best policy and she just tells her teach- ers " I didn ' t do it. " Other excuses vary from " I left my books at school " to " my dad used it to start a fire in the fireplace " . Athletes use their particular sport as an excuse. One basketball player says she uses, " I had two games this week and prac- tice in between. " Most excuses do not work because the teachers have heard them all before. But every once in a while a student gets lucky and gets a teacher who has a good sense of humor and lets him off the hook. — Robin Dunn Bryan Flares (sitting) and Ron Baker work together in Problem Solving homework photo, Waiters Studio Margue Prutt Lenni Radke Shawn Radu Andrew Ramsey Chris Raptis Kimberly Raupfer Cynthia Rayl Sallie Redmaster Susan Reece John Reed Daniel Relue Lynnette Relue Jennifer Renforth Angelina Reynolds Peter Reynolds Michelle Rice Rita Rice Heidi Richard David Rickert Robin Robbins Michael Roberts Jeffrey Robertson Kathryn Robertson Shirley Robinson Derrick Roe Brian Roth Eddie Rouse Mark Ruppert Mary Rushing Melinda Salkeld Elizabeth Sandmaier Eric Saple Mark Scales Timothy Scaizo Susan Schalt Robert Scheff Jennifer Scherer Carrie Schmidt Laurie Schultz Roger Schwartz Teresa Scott Mark Seller John Sewell Theresa Shaffer Wesley Shie Carol Sibole : THE BEST OF FRIEMDS Michael Sierks Elizabeth Sims Brett Singer Kristen Sloan Brian Smith Dawn Smith James Smith Matthew Smith Molly Spal e Leonell Sparks Lavone Starewich Amy Stearns Louise Steinkamp Lydia Stevenson Dena Stewart Cheryl Stone Tammy Stone Cynthia Strawbridge Erika Stuart Jeanette Suggs Jennifer Suter Keith Suttle Jama Swalley Micketric Switzer Ja Bridget Taylor mes Tchinski Brian Tepper Michelle Terry nnifer Thatcher Scott Thatcher David Till Scott Till John Tingley Stephanie Todd Krishna Toirac Angela Townsend Tricia Townsend Paul Tucker Robert Tunin Christoph Turner Laureena VanZant Heather VanEvery Laura Vandenberg Kirk Vangilder Mark Vanhorn Matthew Varner Christine Verhest Rachel Villareal Georril Vollen Kenneth Vorndran Vance Waggoner David Wagner Michelle Wakley Michelle Walden Angela Waldrop Eric Walker William Walker Rebecca Warner Andrew Warren Jeffrey Waters Michael Weaver Christoph Weber Matthew Wertman Lisa Wesolowski Dawn Westfield Matthew Whitney Angela Widdiheld Jeffrey Widmann Jennifer Widmann Sylvia Wilkinson Chad Williams Marsha Williams 1 msT r. 134) THE BEST OF FRIENDS Junior Dorinda Miller learns Biology from Mr. Levy, (Photo Tami Clark) WHAT DO YOU THINK? What do we, as teen-agers, think about dating, current issues, and our parents? That is what the " Bear Tracks " staff want- ed to find out. Here are some of the ques- tions we asked and the responses received. Q: How do you feel about girls asking guys out? A: The answers were unanimous: it ' s fine. The girls all mentioned that if they ask, they will pay the bill, while the guys really liked the idea. One male said, " It ' s nice to not have to worry about the " Big R " (rejec- tion) " , while another male summed up his attitude in one word, " Perfect " . Q: How do you feel about going out with someone older or younger than yourself? A: Most people agreed that personality is more important than age. In general, guys had no preference, but females preferred their dates to be older. Q; When is your curfew? Your dates? A: Generally, the time were between 10-11 pm on weekdays and between 12 pm-1 am on weekends. Males usually had no cur- fews, while females did. Hmmm . . . Q: When was your first kiss? A; The youngest answer was in the fourth grade, while the oldest was in the Sopho- more year. Usually people had their first rea kiss in either their Freshman or Sopho- more year. Q: Have you ever had a serious relation- ship? A: Most people said they have had a seri- ous relationship, lasting anywhere from four months to a year or more. Q: What was your worst experience on a date? A: Most people chose not to answer this question, but there were some interesting responses, such as, " She forgot to come. " , " My mom found me at this one guys house " , and " He was just so loving! " Q: Do you feel more comfortable around a group of people with your date, or do you have to be alone? A: Everyone seemed to feel that both as- pects were needed, 50 50. Tara Williams Yvetti Williams Hope Williamson Roger Witte Ross Witte Lori Woods Janel Woodson Elizabeth Wyatt Tisha Yeoman Shane Yoder Rosalind Young Earl Zanzinger Daniel Zollars Christa Zeis Trevor Zell Michelle Zion Camera Shy Vof pictured — Juniors Timothy Allen III Pamela Wright Nancy Zumwalt Daniel Zollars Scott Allen Jason Barnhart Tanya Bell David Bibbs Robert Black Jason Blosser Jackie Bower Corey Chandler Eric Chapman Erica Conway Scott Eastom Henrietta Ellis Troy Engelmann Lisa Engelman Barbara Gary Yvonne Hamilton Colin Marker Lisa Harris Shari Hensch Amber Humes Fredrick Hunter Fredrick Jenkins Paul Jones Jr. Melissa Kirchgassner Suzanne Leonard Latopya Martin Melissa McKee Jeff McNabb Cedric Morris Dori Nelson Shelly O ' Neil John Pence James Pequignot Jr. Terrance Poindexter Malechia Richberg Felecia Rorer Dartanya Simpson Daniel Sower Christina Stine Leon Sullivan Contrell Swopshire Khai Tran Lawrence Walling Vera Warren Jay Waters Brett Williams Gene Williams Kevin Williams Yvette Williams THE BEST OF FRIENDS (i35 Laura Agness Kenneth Alford Barclay Allen Sharon Allen Cassandra Altman Elizabeth Alvarez Delanda Amos Kenneth Anderson Chad Anspach Aimee Apollo Jeron Armstrong Susan Arnold Rick Augenstein Robert Babbitt Craig Bair Crystal Baker Ronnie Baker Ted Banks Jill Barnes Brett Barnett William Barrager Shane Barth Kellie Bartlett Christoph Batchelder Donna Bates Andrew Baugh Dean Baughman Gerald Bearss Kyle Beery Lisa Belschner Virginia Bendele Jeffrey Sengs Michael Bennett Brian Bentley Sarah Berger Elizabeth Berry Jason Berry Lora Bigelow Bryan Black Cynthia Black Christopher Boedeker Brian Bojrab Angela Bolenbaugh Tara Boles Arthur Booker Andrew Boothby Juwanda Boughton Kamilyn Bowen Heath Bowlin Marcy Boyles Shanese Bradley Scott Bradtmiller Shannon Branscomb Michael Bratten Steve Bratten Crystal Brewer Jennifer Bringedahl Rose Britton Tracy Brookshire Karen Brown Stephanie Brown Terry Brown Amy Bryan Jason Buchheit Scott Buckler Malinda Budd Leslie Buenconsejo Robert Burkhart Ronald Burney Richard Burridge Cheri Bushue Allison Butler rr. 136) THE BEST OF FRIENDS Tracy Tackett assists her science class with a review to better understand the information learned photo Watters Studio Virginia Campbell Daniel Campos Brian Carr Amanda Carteaux Gary Carter Marcus Carter Kimberly Case Jonathan Casteel Heather Chalmers Stefhan Chambers Nicole Chiddister Charles Cho Emily Claussen Cari Close Jeffery Close Erica Cohee Nicole Cohee Rhonda Colbert Ryan Cole Lisa Collins Sharon Collins Rhonda Colone Terri Conner Elbert Conwell Katrina Conwell Bradley Cook David Cornett Gary Cornewell Caren Costello Angela Cramer Jason Crawford Karen Cross Jason Crozier Matthew Culbertson Richard Curry Carrie Dahman Jeffrey Daney John Daney Christopher Davis Jennell Davis Keva Davis Kassandra Day Michele Deck Jennifer Decker Tricia Delamarter Rodger Dennie Julie Dettmer Laurie Derheimer Michelle Diniu Brian Doan Lanett Dodds Peter Dodzik Donnie Dorma Tonya Douglas Stephanie Dowdy Robert Drew Barbara Driscoll Nicholas Dugan Kevin Dukes Andrew Duncan Angle Dye Christopher Easton William Eby THE BEST OF FRIENDS ©) Jolene Elett Jeremy ElMngwood Nicholas Elliott Elizabeth Ellis Jennifer Englar Michael English Christina Ensley Elethia Ervin Jason Eubank Eric Eversman Scott Federoff Gregory Field Brett Fischer Melody Fisher Aichaei Fitzsimmons Sheila Folks Derek Foote Matthew Fortney John Francoeur Sondra Franklin Keith Frazier Amiee Freck Robert Freeman Tenia Freeman Phillip Fruit Jeffrey Fudala Larry Geans Jeffery Geer Chad Geisleman Natasha Gibson Todd Gibson Andrew Gill Eli Gilmore Tammy Ginder Tracy Ging Mark Goeglein Deitrick Gorman Michelle Graber Jana Graham Denese Grandberry Teri Granning Freda Gray Kamonle Grayson Kelly Greene Angela Gregg Bryan Griffin Joel Grove Lysa Groves Michael Grunawalt Paulma Grunden Veronica Hall Stacey Hand Georethia Harden Terrence Hardy Susan Harley Joel Harmeyer Barbara Harris Becki Harris Latorial Harris Jessica Harrison Tonya Hart Jennifer Haskin Deborah Hay John Hayes Kelley Head Stacy Hegerfeld Dan Helmick Eric Henricks Cynthia Henry Melissa Henry Susan Hensler Heather Herron 138) THE BEST OF FRIENDS Sophomore Dawn Miller helps cheer the team to victory. photo Tami Clark David Heyn Thomas Hice Michelle Hicks Andrew Higle Karyn Hill Matthew Hilligoss Ryan Hipps Carolyn Hixson Robby Hobbs Shalonda Hodge Daniel Hodson Anthony Hoekstra Dietrich Hogue James Holland Shannon Holman Bryce Holt James Honer Robert Hontz Rodney Hoover Tracie Hopkins Andre Houy Timothy Hughes Jenny Hull Fredrick Hunter Christen Hursh Jason Huth Stover Ingling Curtis Isley Anthony Jackson Shannon Jackson James Jackson Scott Jacobs Kimberly Jacquay Arica Johnson Denise Johnson Gregory Johnson Kelly Johnson Terrance Johnson Timothy Jokoty Debbie Jones Felicia Jones Tanika Jones Martha Justice Sharisa Kalb Jill Karasek Michael Kelley Keyia Kelsaw Landis Kelsaw Jeanne Kessler Matthew Kessler Robert Kessler Daniel Kerns Scott Keuneke Dawn Kiel Shari Kincaid Tiffany King Andrew Kintz Delia Kirkman Scott Kirkman Trent Klepper THE BEST OF FRIENDS (i39 David Klingenberger Emilie Klingenberger Anthony Kohler Dawn Kolnii Brian Koomier Angela Kortte Michael Krebs Micole Kruchten Scott Kruger Ryan Kurtz Jeffrey Ladig Matthew Land Edward Langston Meredith Lankenau Talli Leach Jason Leatherman Andre Lee Andrew Lee Sung Lee James Lepant Clarence Lepper Christoph Levitt Chad Lichtsinn Bruce Lightfoot Barbara Lindeman Elaine Linder Kimberly Lipa Linette Little Larry Lovelace Jeffrey Love!! douglas Lowe Amy Lude Julie Mailer Michelle Markowski Gregg Markulis Stephen Marquardt Leanne Martin Elizabeth Martin Melissa Martin Michael Martin Roanne Martin Ryan Martin Stacy Martin Holly Mason Jay Maxwell Robert May Michelle Mayernick April McElroy Scott McComas Paul McCray Leann McElroy Jamilee McKenna William Mchair Paul Meadows Michael Mecila Kelly Mendler Kathy Merritts Laura Method Chad Middleton Cedric Milan Amanda Miller Amy Miller Dawn Miller Troy Miller Julia Mm lich % Kirk Miser eh Mohandespour Brenda Monnier Erin Monnot Kerry Monnot April Moore Christoph Moran THE BEST OF FRIEMDS Sophomores Brad Cook, Adam Skaggs and Matt Land have fun as " male " cheerleaders photo Tami Clark IT IS SO HUGEI Psst, who ' s that? I don ' t know, she must be new here. Sound familiar? It should, this is a typi- cal firstdayof-school remark. It happens all the time, especially at a large school in a high growth rate area. People most surprised by our wonderful school are those that come from a smaller school. Brian Ferry, originally from Gar- rett, felt Northrop was " freaky, surprising because of all the people " . Marge O ' Con- nell stated, " I moved here from a really small school and I was so afraid because Northrop was so huge. " Freshmen are usually the most worried because high school differs greatly from middle school. The main scare of freshmen is best stated by Kelly Ferro, " I was afraid of getting lost. " Now what about after a new person be- comes acquainted with the school. Do they like it here? " I love it here! It ' s so much more alive than DeKalb, " said Delia Kirk- man. — Dave Witte A few freshmen were asked what their impressions of Northrop were: Brandon Wilson: " It was fun. I felt ner- vous because I didn ' t know what was going to happen and I thought that I was going to get lost. " Mark Widmann: " It ' s big. " Shannon Winter: " Kinda scary, every- body was bigger. It was kind of boring and dull for the first couple of days. " Jamie Arnold: " It was okay. It was big but I liked Shawnee better. " Mike Moreno Shasha Morris Chandra Morrow Jeanette Myers Julie Myers Maren Mance Shawn (Neumann Jason Micole Carmella Norfleet William Norfleet Jennifer Norman Siyona Norton Tanya Oberkiser Margaret O ' Connell Chad Oberlin Matthew Ohnesorge Katherine Olwine Amy Osborne Jennifer Osborne Jonathan Ostenson Veronica Paige Scott Paris Susan Parisot Angela Parker Onjane Paschall Angela Patterson Stephanie Patton Timothy Pease Rosie Perez Kelly Perkins Lauri Peter Bao Phi Kelly Phillips Carlton Philpot Karen Philpot Jerrick Phipps Rodney Pittenger Rhoda Pokorny Jennifer Potter Michelle Powell Angela Presley Thomas Preston Becky Ramirez Justin Ramsey Tai Randall THE BEST OF FRIEMDS Marquette Reese Colleen Reid Michael Reinking Tina Reuille Kris Rhoades Gregg Rice Lisa Rice Ray Ries Jody Riley Cassie Ritter Grady Robinson Lance Robinson Tina Rogan David Rosswurm Thomas Rotering Shanon Royer Contrail Ruff Tammy Rugman Manda Rusk Lucinda Samuel James Sanders Timothy Sanders Jonathan Sandmaier Marc Schlau Sharyl Schneider Jeffrey Schwartz Angi Scott Stephen Scott Christine Scribner Robert Scribner Andrew Seaton Kristin Seeds Robert Seewald Eric Seller Bart Sexton Jamie Shaffer Scott Shaffer Joseph Shannon Christoph Sharpe Catherine Shaw Shana Shears David Sherouse Scott Shoemaker Kimberly Shull Dustin Siders Adam Skaggs Thomas Silvers Bryan Smedberg Brian Smith Christina Smith Laura Smith Wendy Smith Jeremy Snyder Matthew Spangle Dawn Spurr Jennifer Stafford Pamela Stanfield Julie Staraitis James Starks Brent Starnes Jeffrey Stedge Bryan Steele Cynthia Stelle Gail Stephens Michael Stephens Sherry Stephens Susan Stewart Holly Stier Jodi Stiles John Stone Mark Stoner John Storms ,142) THE BEST OF FRIENDS Sophomore class officers: (row l Llbby EIMs, Chris Ensley. (row 2) Sung Lee, -« ' ■- Tracey Ging, Bernie Bruin. Adam Skaggs. photo Tami Clark Brian Strahnn Regina Strahm Michelle Stroud Brent Stuckey Carrie Stuckey Kristina Studt Ryan Sturgis Carla Sumney Carrie Sumney Jennifer Sykes Thomas Szymczak Lisa Taylor Sara Taylor Laura Thoma Kim Thomas Michelle Thompson Kimberly Toam Stephanie Tolbert Matthew Topp Amanda Tracy Micole Tubbs Paul Tupper Michelle ale Douglas Uncapher Tara VanPelt Douglass Vargo Avery Veazey Dousil Velasquez Carolyn Verhest Michelle Vining Angela Voors Christoph Wagoner Marcus Wagstaff Brian Walker Kristin Walker Bertrand Walls Leigh Walls Daniel Ward Rhonda Walzer David Washburn Cynthia Waters Daniel Waters Douglas Wellman Jennifer Wells Michael Westerhausen Oscar Whitelow Michelle Whitlock Angela Widner Matthew Wiegman Patrick Wilks Brent Williams Chad Williams Christine Williams Cortez Williams Jason Williams Jermaine Williams Katina Williams THE BEST OF FRIENDS (•« ' ' Tara Williams Vincent Williannson Caria Wilson Jennifer Wilson Shawn Wilson Tracy Wilson Marc Witte Thomas Wolf Michael Workman Chris Wright Travis Wright Lon Yaney Ericka Yates Keith York Logan York April Zeidler Christopher Zollinger Jennifer Zuber Jennifer Zuber Michael Anderson Scott Back Shannon Baker Jeffery Barhyot Diana Barron Angela Barton Jerry Bibbs Beth Ann Boggs Julie Bowman James Bradford Patricia Brown Lisa Burden Consuelo Chilton Patrice Davis Thomas Dick Chad Dorman Mark Gard Ann Carver Steven Grant Larry Graves Thomas Griffith Rebecca Gruber Diane Hagan Gary Hensch Dionte Hill James Hogue Mark Hogue Rosetta Holmes Robert Inman Aaron Knupp Philip Krohn David Lewis Broderick Lovelace Brett Paul Albert Pliett Marjorie Pruitt Timothy Reiber Michael Roberts Ranalda Sanders Amy Saylor Karen Sims Michael Sims Tommie Smith Michael Taylor Bryan Trappe Latasha Walder Rene White Ferry White Maggie Wise Portray Woods Dawn Yoquelet Rachelle Young " fe THE BEST OF FRIEMDS Sophomores show full participation while in their gym class, photo Tami Clark Camera Shy Sharon Allen Philip Baker Brian Bentley Kristina Biehl Robin Bischoff Robert Blackmon Shawn Boyle John Bratten Bruce Bright Gloria Brown Ricky Brown Malinda Budd Ronald Burney Jessie Butler Amy Campbell Kimberly Case Angela Colone Theresa Conner Robert Cornelius Joana Cornewell Michael Dager Wesley Davis Jason Dean Donald Dorman Dawn Durnell William Ellis Sondra Franklin Jennifer Gilbert Stacey Grogg Maurice Hairston Johnny Hall Darren Hammond Daniel Helmick Dietrich Hogue Andre Houy Billy Hubner Aristede Hughes Antonio Jackson Meredith Jackson Lawanda Johnson Holly Joiner Cassandra Jones Erica Jones Tiffany King Shawn Koontz Patrick Long Rodney Machamer Brian McClure Calvin McCormick Andrew Minick Jeffrey Minnich Anthony Nellems Heather Nichols William rSorfleet SiYona Norton Tanya Oberkiser Oneshia Paige Karen Philpot Michelle Powell Angela Presley Sonya Price Michael Ray Jeffrey Sawvel Michael Schubert Marvin Scott Melissa Shaffer Harrison Shaw Laura Smith Alisha Spragins Lament Starling Erik Strife Eric Stuart Tracy Tackett Torrenzo Tatum Jodie Topp Star Trout Shandra Veazey Monica Wilder Shymaine Williams Chris Wright Michelle Yovanovitch Mike Kelly, sophomore, scrutinizes hi; work photo Watlers Studio THE BEST OF FRIENC Hiwet Abebe Brian Adams Regina Adams Scott Agnew Cheryl Ainslie Mohammad Allen Nanette Ailgeier Paul Altman Jason Anderson Latasha Anderson Marcus Anderson Susan Anderson Amy Anspach Steven Arbuckle Jamie Arnold Jamie Askins Michael Bair Jennifer Balliet Jovon Baloski Keith Baltimore Christoph Barkey Renee Barrand Shanda Barth Timothy Barton Kim Bassett Anthony Bastian Brett Bauman Ralph Baxter Brett Becker Michelle Becker Karen Beer Michael Beights Gregory Bell Fred Bender Malanie Benge Eunice Benson Preston Benzinger Todd Berndt Shannon Berning Juan Billingsley Cynthia Bishop David Black Melanie Black Michele Boisture Heather Bonifas Riselle Bonner Marvin Booker George Borders William Borders Freda Bowen Micheal Boyer Nikki Brager Michael Brandenberger Jason Branning Larry Bright Cynthia Briner Phillip Bristow Jermaine Brooks Jonathan Brown Mark Brown Angle Buckles Bobbie Buckles Chad Buhr Kerry Burden April Burkhalter Jerome Burney Molly Burns Dawn Burlnett Erika Burton Jason Burton Steven Butler Katina Cansler up A THE BEST OF FRIENDS Freshmen class officers: (row l) Greg Winkler, Mike Mendler. (row 2) Susie Anderson, Angie Hicks photo Shanna Clements Jennifer Caron Daniel Carries Angela Cartwright Christine Cassaday John Cato Homer Caulley Christoph Cavacini Nicole Chandonnet Stephanie Charlestoi Chungying Chen Jolie Chevalier Michael Chicoine Lynn Chiesa Michelle Childs Eric Church Evan Chute Mikel Clair Kevin Clark Melissa Clark Andrea Clemens Katherine Clemmer Jason Clymer Ryan Coghill Stephen Cole Patrick Collins Michael Cooley Denettria Cornett Sean Costello Douglas Couch Ryan Cowan Quentin Cox Susan Cushing Elizabeth Cussen Jennifer Dailey Kirk Dalrymple Jennifer Daney Kelley Danielsen Eric Davis Keytron Davis Kimberly Davis Tenesha Davis Ebony Dawson Stacey DeLeon Dianne Dean Donald Dean William Dick Brooks Diller Julie Dominguez Kathleen Domura Darryck Dorman Christoph Drake Anne Dybiec Ginny Edmonds Hollie Elder Angela Elett Gregory Eley Angela Elliot Damon Ellis Leon Erby Raquel Ervin Jennifer Esslinger Kenneth Ester Amy Esterline ? THE BEST OF FRIENDS Matthew Farmer William Fell Zachary Felton Shaun Ferguson Kelly Ferro (n48 Sarah Frecker Colleen Freeland David Frey Jennifer Fryback Sheri Gaboriault Christoph Qabrys Christoph Gaby Jessica Gael Monica Gaither Kristin Qantz Ann Garver Demetrius Gibson Jennifer Giles Meal Giska KerrI Givens Tonya Godwin Joseph Gonzalez Peggy Gordon Katrina Gorman Gsha Goyal Christoph Qraber David Gradeless Kelly Graham Kristina Graham Troy Granning Elizabeth Grantham Jennifer Green Raymond Green Patricia Greene Jamie Gresham Freshmen Stacey Trowbridge and Monica Wilder cook up some fun in Home Ec. photo Tami Clark The Re-Occurring Plague Each September a recurring plague hits Northrop High School. It ' s called " Freshmen " . Freshmen are (in the opinion of upperclass- men) ugly and obnoxious lower life forms. Actually, from a freshman ' s view point, Northrop is a huge and terrifying place, where one wrong move could send you into inten- sive care. Most freshmen came to Nor- throp last fall with fears. The most common fears were getting lost, making new friends, or being ridi- culed by upperclassmen. Also, many freshmen were afraid of try- ing out for teams or joining clubs. " I was scared I wouldn ' t make the volleyball team, " said Nina Allgier. Some freshmen were afraid of being beat up. As Chad Roop said, " My theory was if you get lost, you get beat up. " Upperclassmen didn ' t help to relieve freshmen ' s fears, either. Juan Billingsly said, " Older kids told me to go to the wrong places when I asked for directions. " Although they may have seemed like parasites last Septem- ber, the freshman aren ' t too bad now, are they? Well, maybe. — Susie Anderson THE BEST OF FRIENDS Alexander Griffin rSarviar Griffin Peggy Griffiths Kirsten Grotemat Bill Guingricfi Vandana Gurudutt Amanda Hale Bonnie Hall Jennifer Hall Contrail Hamilton Jeffrey Hammel Aaron Hampshire James Hannah Marcus Hardiek Pamela Harding Brian Hardy Fredrica Hardy Marcus Harper Jermaine Harris Tracy Haugk Christie Hawkins William Heck Deena Heller Angela Henry Thomas Herbold Erik Herrberg Andrew Hiatt Christoph Hickbottom Tammie Hickbottom Angela Hicks Angela Hicks Tanasa Hissong Kenneth Hobrock Natasha Hodge Michele Hoemig William Hogge Kameth Hogue David Holom Willie Honer James Hontz Steven Hook Christoph Hoover Jason House Staci Hovermale Lesley Howard Tanya Howe Demetrus Hughes Melissa Hughes Randy Hughes Robert Hunsche Desiree Hunter Phony Huynh Son Huynh Chad Inman Abdul Jackson Jennifer Jackson Matthew Jackson Michelle Jackson Steven Jackson Misa Janek Katherine Johns Adrian Johnson Carl Johnson Jeffrey Johnson Latasha Johnson Leigh Johnson Monica Johnson Matasha Johnson Stacy Johnson Valerie Johnson Ingram Jones Jeffery Jones THE BEST OF FRIENDS V " Jermaine Jones Quincy Jones Angela Jur Chad Keefer Allen Keller Charmaine Keller Tina Kelley Christy Kellum Coshawndra Kelsaw Mark Kerr Toya Key Jason Kimmerly Chad King Chonda King Aaron Kinney Kristen Kirkham Royal Kirkpatrick Chris Kiser William Kivi Amy Klein Mark Kleineidam Dennis Koch Jennifer Koegel Thomas Koenig Kimberly Kofoid Joseph Kowalenko Denise Krauskopf Chris Kruse Todd Kurtz Karia Kutzner Marsha Kyrou Travis Lafountain Jeremy Lambert KarIa Lankenau Angela Lanning Timothy Lawrence Andrew Lee Dorothy Lee Thomas Lemaster Michael Lepant Ayanna Lewis Ryan Lichtsinn Matthew Liggett Dawn Lindhorst Staci Linnemeier Paula Lock Jennifer Loew Jason Lovejoy Catherine Loveless Michael Lubbehusen Bruce Lucas Penny Ludwig Roger Machamer Matthew Madden Michael Makovic Kathy Malmloff Kristi Marks Corey Marlon Jacob Marquart Caria Martin Derek Masterson Jennifer Mattix Landiran Maydwell Rhonda McBride Christopher McCann Billy McClure Sonya McCrary Catherine McCullough Alica McGhee Gregg McGinnis Bobbie McKale Kelly McNeal THE BEST OF FRIENDS Larry Loveiace and Thomas Preston talk with Tom McKean. sponsor of Hugs, not drugs, over lunch. Barbra McPherson Regnal Meade Kelly Meinerding Michael Mendler Laura Menefee Matthew Meyer Michael Milholland Brendan Miller Brent Miller Dodie Miller Mark Miller Mark Miller Tamera Miller Thomas Miller Follie Mills Richard Minnick Tracey Miser Brett Moore Demita Moore Renee Moore Shawanna Moore Ronald Morehouse Abe Morris Charles Morrow Rohaman Mosby Brent Mosley Steve Moss Robert Mourey Joseph Muncie Michael Murphy Brad Murray Brian Myers Timothy Myers David Nash Regina Meal Stacy Meal Shannon Melson Chris Mewport Jimmy Newsome Angela Nichols Dawn OConnell Dawn Otis Shane Otis Juanita Page Jonathon Painter Gregory Palmer Amy Parker Debra Parker Ronald Parrish Lesli Patterson Karen Pence Adam Perillo Christopher Perry Christopher Perry Edda Peters Tyrone Petty THE BEST OF FRIENDS V i Gregory Piatt Gregory Piech Maureen Pierson Deondra Pinkston Desiree Pinkston Kristin Pitsch Jodi Pontius Jessica Porter Leslie Powell Robin Powell Howard Preston Marcus Preston Scott Putman Kathi Rash Jeffrey Ray Lavon Read Jennifer Recfit Scott Redmon Gerald Reid Kevin Reynolds Bradley Rfioad Roger Rice Nicole Ritchhart Daniel Roberts Sherri Robins Steven Roop Kenya Rolark Craig Ross Sfiannon Roth Alan Rowe Tonyetta Ruffin Lori Rugg Jennifer Rupert Kristyn Sanner Scott Saunders Misti Savage Alfred Saylor Jeanene Schlotter Douglas Schwertfager Cory Scott Christine Scribner Dalaun Seavers Paul Sell Katrina Shears Timothy Sheldon Doris Shellon Sonya Shepherd Tonya Shepherd Tami Shields Amy Shirey Kevin Sierks Angel Silvers Tom Silvers Derek Singer Detrick Smiley Elizabeth Smith Gregory Smith Jennifer Smith Pamela Smith Mark Snider Mark Snyder Joe Spillers Suzanne Spillers Alfred Spraggins Matthew Spullei Melanie Steffen James Sterling Michelle Stevenson Cynthia Strong Shane Strup Shelly Stump Vertise Suggs 152) THE BEST OF FRIENDS Leon Sullivan Jeremle Swaidner Rodney Swain Aimee Sweeney Micole Tallman Brand! Taylor Brandon Taylor Orlanda Taylor Jason Telgman Kelly Tharpe Dennis Thomas Ann Thompson Thomas Thurston Dorothy Tinker Lavallis Todd Dwayne Totten Jason Traycoff Katina Trice Makeya Trice William Troutman Stacy Trowbridge Davanna Tucker Jason Turner Derek (Jsman Darrell VanDam Brad VanDerWeele Michelle Varner Daniel Verville Ryan Voges Jason Wait Jennifer Walker Paul Walker Marquies Walzer Kim Wannemacher Donna Washington Brian Waters Tonia Weaver Timothy Wegner Angela Wehrle Scott Wellman Jenny Wells Ann Wertman Erika White Tamiko White Mark Widmann Delfray Williams James Williams Rachel Williams Yolanda Williams Brandon Wilson Kevin Wilson Gregory Winkler Shannon Winter Yvonne Wolfcale Carl Woods Julia Woods Scott Worrell Robert Wyatt Caria Ybarra Heidi Yeoman Shauna Yoder Sarah York Jennifer Zehr Tony Ziko Barbara Zink Wendy Zion Dawn Zollinger THE BEST OF FRIEMDS : g) B attle of the Bulge Friday, May 6 was the date when Nor- throp ' s muscle men and women took the stage in the third annual Mr. Northrop contest. The contest, hosted by Mr. Ernie Bojrab, was a success, as spectators jammed the auditorium in order to witness the contest. The evening started with a little music provided by DJ Mr. Terry Burton. The pom pen squad then helped introduce the con- t estants with a dance routine. Next came the competitions. The Miss division came first. After open- ing comparisons were made the field was narrowed to three: Lola Young, Michelle Davis, and Laura Thoma. Modified com- parisons between these three proved that Young was to be crowned 1988 Miss Nor- throp. Following Young were Davis, in sec- ond, and Thoma, in third. The Men ' s division was divided into three catagories: Short, Medium, and Tall. Winners from each division then went on to take place in the overall Mr. Northrop contest. The winners. Matt Hamlin from the short division, Jermaine Brooks from the medium, and Tim Clark from the tall, then took the stage for one final battle of the bulge. In the end, Clark was named 1988 Mr. Northrop. Judges in the contest were Angie Terry, Robin Thompson, and Butch Fairchild, all of whom are body builders themselves, Terry, the reigning Miss Ball State, per- formed after the contest. The 1988 contest was, according to Mr. Bojrab, " The best competition we ' ve had so far. " Matt Hamlin flexes during his performance and won tfie sfiort division title, pfioto Watters Studio Micfielle Davis " pusfies photo Watters Studio ' in 2nd place % THE BEST OF FRIENDS Jackie Bowin flexes before tfie Mr. Northrop perfor mance as Dan Cicz looks on. photo Watters Studio Lola Young stands with first place trophy after win- ning the 1987-88 title of Miss Northrop. photo Wat ters Studio Tim Clark psyches himself up while getting greas down. photo Watters Studio THE BEST OF FRIENDS (155 Betty Appenzeller Barry Ashton Eric Augsburger Thelma Ault Jacob Baker Ronald Barnes Eric Beebe Susan Beerman Glen Bickel Fred Blanks Ernest Bojrab Bernard Booker Terry Boomershine Stephany Bourne William Brown Terry Burton Darleen Butler Helen Carter Ronald Certain William Chavis Miclnael Cheviron Gayle Chobot Mary Coats Kenneth Crague Mark Daniels Richard Davis Robert Davis Robert Dellinger Anita Diprimio Sam Diprimic Byron Doerffler Dean Doerffler Custodial staff; (front) Louis Marsh, Mancy Weitfeldt. (back) Robert Coffey, Greg Stewart. Eugene Johnson. Richard Oberlin. photo Tami Clark % 156) THE BEST OF FRIEMDS Special Teacher When a teacher can speak about her job with as much enthusiasm as when she talks about her summer trip to Ha- waii, you know she is either crazy or a strong candidate for Indiana Teacher of the Year. Stephanie Bourne, a special educa- tion teacher at Northrop, who is quite sane, can do just that. And that is just one reason she was chosen Fort Wayne Community Schools ' nominee for Teacher of the Year. " I really love my job, " she said. " This is exactly where I want to be. " Bourne is an excellent teacher who covers her topics well, but her efforts go far beyond the call of duty. While she feels classroom learning is important. Bourne believes special education stu- dents should get other learning opportunities. " We do a lot of extras for the kids besides academics, " she said. " This has given our department a real good reputation. " The nomination for Bourne has brought mixed emotions. " I guess I was surprised, " she said, " but I was also very honored. It ' s kind of fun because I ' m getting cards and let- ters from people I don ' t even know. " — Mike Klopfenstein , ' - ' W John Eastes Franklin Ebetino Mary Lou Eddy AC Eldrldge Rosalie Farrell Stephen Flohr Jacqueline Foelber Carol Freck Shirley Galvin Donavon Gerig Daniel Gibson Philip Cinder Jessica Glendenlng Thomas Gordon Donna Green Qussle Greene Vickie Haigh Betty Jo Harper Irvin Hart Ruth Hart William Helns Martha Hemmer Natalie Hewes David Hey William Hollenberg Willard Holloway Maureen Hornak Richard Housel Pamela lanucllli Louise Isom Albert Jacquay Linda Jeffers Lois Kadai James Kelm Mildred Keuneke Ann Kllgore Jane Kimmel Kevin Klee THE BEST OF FRIENDS (i57l Fear of Hying Flying is one of the most common fears in America, and not totally unjusti- fied considering the number of air traffic accidents that have been revealed late- ly. But luckily there are some people vi ' ho find what is feared by many to be exhilirating and fun. For these people Mr. Daniel Tannas offers an Aeronau- tics class here at Northrop. Besides learning about flying it teach- es a great deal of responsibility. " Ma- ture judgement and good sense are re- quired, " states Tannas. " You can ' t go out there and just fly. You have to real- ize the dangers involved by taking on this or any responsibility! You need to know what you are doing because you could really endanger your life or the life of another human being. " The aeronautics class here at Nor- throp can help you if you decide to pur- sue a desire to learn about airplanes and responsibility. Tannas gives the flight part of the test to someone wanting to get an Aero- nautics license. He gives tests for pri- vate and commercial lecenses, and flight instructions. Aeronautics is a chance for many to be influenced not only in flying but in capacity. — Victoria Alvarez Mrs, Moden enjoys a break from her English classes. photo Tami Clark Mrs. Heitger gets in the spirit of Halloween in the cafeteria. photo Tami Clark 158) THE BEST OF FRIENDS Physical Fitness Helps the Mind " Physical activity makes the mind clearer — an emotional accomplish- ment. " Mrs. Betty Jo Harper a teacher and also a friend to many here at Nor- throp gives this basic outlook of life in general. You might have seen her roller skat- ing through the school in the after- noons. Besides this she likes to bicycle at least twenty-five miles a day, weather permitting. Harper has participated in several races, some of which include two triathalons and a Run Jane Run. She finds that you should do some- thing for yourself, and at a level that you can handle. It can help enjoy life, but most importantly it helps you feel good about yourself. A certain amount of fitness should be maintained whether it be bicycling, walking, or any other physical hobby. It helps you keep that " young " feeling in- side, with a glow of pride on the outside — besides helping you keep looking fit. So if you see someone skating through the halls, be able to tell her that you took her advice, and that you started to improve yourself; both physically and emotionally! — Victoria Alvarez - $ ' Front row:(ieft to right) — Rosemary Smith, Becky Randle. Evelyn Nahrwold, Nancy Cox, Carolyn Gompf. Bernice Oakman, Hilda Stadelmayer, Helen Kramer, Middle row; Irene Ross, Liz Sanderson, Luann Heading, Peg White, Joyce Summers, Mitzi Hamilton, Joan Terlasky. Back row: Janice Howard, Dorothy Witzel. Darlea Heitger, Ruth Haki. Sharon Ulrich, Nancy Pressley, Beverly Mendler, Monica Shaffer. photo Tami Clark Ruth Hakr sweeps up some spirit during homecon ing. photo Tami Clark Jackie Bowen takes a few hints from Mr Proctoi photo Tami Clark THE BEST OF FRIENDS en 1 • Wendy Kruger Robert Lambert Charles Laurie Juanita Lee Richard Levy James Lubbehausen Karen Lubbehausen Geraldine Mansbach Jennifer Manth Amy Martone Janet McClintock John McCory Joan McKee Judith Mildworm George Miller Carrie Moden Reba Moseley Jeanette O ' Toole Bruce Oliver Jean Perego Tammy Peterson Barrie Peterson Vickie Pelrie Gene Porter Gregory Pressley Delmar Proctor Lincoln Record David Riley Sharon Riley Allen Rupp Pam Salyers Nancy Schmieman Mark Schoeff Arthur Schwab Richard Seeger Dona Sell Jeanne Sheridan Terryl Springer Chris Slavreti Dorothy Stavreti Steve Steiner Daniel Tannas Max Thrasher Jennifer Titzer Thomas Tom Cheryl Trammel Robert Trammel Laura Vonderlage Robert Walleen Denise Watkins Lloyd Weber John Weicker H, Douglas Williams Nathaniel Wittenberg Violet Wysong Janet Young % THE BEST OF FRIENDS ' May I have this dance? " asks Mr, Bill Brown, pho- to Tami Clark Mr. Jacob Baker and Mr. Kenneth Crague kick back and take a break. photo Tami Clark BEST OF FRIENDS ur futures It is the reason we attend Northrop High School nine months out of the year — ac- ademics. Endless assign- ments, frustrating research papers, and guaranteed tests on Fridays are all a part of the Northrop academic curriculum. But the excellence of the education at Northrop cannot be denied. Each and every Bruin can name a favor- ite teacher who gave them special help and under- standing when they were struggling with a new concept or a fa- vorite class which laught them something new or made them think in a differ- ent way. Our faculty at Nor- throp consists of dedicated teachers, who take pride in their students ' work and share in their disappoint- ments and successes. Northrop ' s academic pro- gram provides us with needed skills such as notetaking, lis- tening, and learning how to study. At Northrop we are of- fered strong college prepatory classes which prepare us for the demanding challenges we will face in college. But de- spite the many challenging courses and the many enthu- siastic teachers, many of us found the time t hroughout the school year to write notes, paint nails, do homework for other classes, and of course catch up on some hours of sleep missed the night before. Yes, we ' ve all complained of unfair grading scales and tests bordering, in our opin- ion, on child abuse, but we all must admit — the education offered at Northrop High School is nothing but the best. Senior Debbie Van Dam is caught studying. photo Tami Clari BEST OF THE CLASS Camera in hand, Junior, Kristen Sloan, thinks of her next picture, photo Matt Roberts Senior. Sean McGann, silently screams. TSo more Macbeth! " pho- to Tami Clark BEST OF THE CLASS V ' ' ' " I wonder what happens when I push this button? " Rodney Walker spends much of class time learning to use state of the art equipment. photo Wat- ters Studio " It ' s hard but fiin. " — Jenni Dentzer VVx " Our class is a trip. " — Robert Tunin Jerry Anglemeyer, senior, discovers automotive class is not as easy as it looks, photo, Watters Studio " It was an edu- cational experi- ence. " — Dave Baker 164) BEST OF THE CLASS pportunity Vocational classes give chances, choices for the future R.V.S. and vocational class- es offer an opportunity for stu- dents who wish to work after school, or graduation, to have a meaningful work experience. It also offers a learning opportuni- ty for college bound students. The Regional Vocational School is located at 1200 South Barr Street. R.V.S. offers stu- dents the opportunity to pre- pare themselves for the future in the career of their choice or just to get a better education. Juniors and seniors attend R.V.S. on a half-day basis. The first year, for juniors, attend classroom, lab and worksites. Seniors can have on-the-job ex- perience with pay while earning a total of six credits. if students go to R.V.S. in the morning they only have to take 2 required classes and if they go to the evening class they are required to take three classes During the second year R.V.S. students may partici- pate in the co-op program. These students are placed in jobs. They work for wages, re- ceive three credits each semes- ter and grades. After gradua- tion they may continue working for the same employ- er. There are eleven depart ments, each provide 25 differ- ent programs. Some of them are Horticulture, Automotive Technology, Food Service s, and even Cosmetology. There ' s a little bit of something for ev- eryone. Students who want to go to college will learn skills in R.V.S. that will help them in college. Vocational classes are avail- able at NHS in areas such as woods. These courses also help students develop useful skills. — Jody Phillips Cj I Oophomore, Shannon Branscomb shows off his talents in woods class. photo Watters Studio Oteve Ellis, primes a truck before painting. photo Watters Studio BEST OF THE CLASS ' iS Ms. Butler teaches her economics class the importance of the stock ex- change. photo Watters Studio la Mr. Certain. Mike Beer, and Gretchen Dellinger look confused as Matt Ellenwood speaks. photo Waters Studio " It is really a boring class. " — Kris Dou- gherty I think it is im- portant to know our back- ground. After all, history is our life. " — Shari Kincaid 166) BEST OF THE CLASS nteresting Teachers strive for student involvement Ever wonder why some peo- ple find history to be an inter esting subject? Well, Balboa isn ' t all there is to history, take Ms. Butler ' s government and economic classes for instance. This year, Butler introduced a new project to one of her classes. It involved students in- vesting in the stock market. Unfortunately, they made their investment right before the market crashed. Although the decline of the market is bad news for the class, Butler feels, " there couldn ' t have been a better semester in the last fifty years to do a project like this. " Butler believes in " getting students active in their sur roundings " . Discussions deal ing with controversial issues, constitution changes and civil rights serve as the basis for new steps taken in her govern- ment classes. Butler has found that interesting classes help to improve class participation. Junior Craig Ball says, " His- tory opened me up to a whole new world. " — Amy Esterline Ms. Butler helps Raquel Jones with her stock investment project. photo Watters Studio Mr. Stavreti shows Jeff Schwartz the Importance of the Louisiana Purchase. photo Watters Studio BEST OF THE CLASS riendly Service work, lunch, home ec. offer students chance for learning while working and enjoying What does lunch, home eco- nomics and service working have to do with one another? Easy! Each gives a student the opportunity to learn some- thing while working or enjoy- ing themselves. Lunch provides students with a chance to spend time with friends without having a teacher call your attention back to the lesson at hand. It gives students a chance to walk around, to stretch, to consult other students about homework problems, and to eat. But even with all lunch ' s fun there are times many students would rather forget. Lunch is an ideal time for " Those em- barassing moments " to hap- pen — the room is crowded and most of the people know who you are. Charmaine Kel- ler, freshman, remembers her worst cafeteria experience. " I was in a hurry to toss my lunch bag into the garbage and it hit a girl instead, " she said. Freshman Cory Scott com- mented, " I dropped a shake off my tray and it landed upside down on my foot. " It ' s not just freshmen who have bad experiences in the lunch room. " I was going to take my tray up and a bowl of mashed potatoes fell off the counter and got all over my clothes, " said Senior Coleen Bush. The cafeteria is not the only place to encounter food. Home economics classes provide students the opportunity to learn. Students plan and pre- pare meals. Not only do the students learn a great deal — their assignments taste great! Another way to learn while having fun is to be a service ' worker. Students could work for individual teachers, for the guidance office, the media cen- ter or student services. Stu- dents perform a variety of tasks from answering the phone, to filing books, to deliv- r ering messages to typing. Cr % Mrs. Terry Boomershine. guidance secretary, and Maria Kinnery. junior, enjoy a fun moment while they work in guidance. photo Watters Studio Laurie Lantz. senior, and Beth Bruot, senior, pass out tardy slips to late stu- dents. Too many tardies resulted in Saturday school this year, photo Waters Studio BEST OF THE CLASS Tammy Peterson. Northrop reception- ist keeps busy all day helping all of us here at school. photo Watters Studio Julia Woods and Tamikio White aren ' t too sure what they are brewing up. photo Watters Studio " Student services is very benificial in helping build es- teem and pride in oneself. " — Jeff Barton " I really enjoy get- ting to know the administrators, especially Mr. Weicker. " — Tere- sa Bamum " I like helping out the teachers. " — Kim Wanne- macher Sophomore Amy Osborne and Fresh- man Troy Granning are cooking some- thing up in home economics class. photo Watters Studio Mrs. Carol Freck and Crystal Ba ker observe the latest in canned dinners. photo Watters Studio BEST OF THE CLASS Ci69 Sophomore Leigh Walls is all smiles as she admires the artwork in the com- mons. Art students also displayed work in the Media Center and Cafete- ria. photo Watters Studio Photography teacher, Mr. Gene Porter is never too busy to lend a helping hand. photo Watters Studio % " Art is a way of expressing how you feel. " — Cara Beaty " Art is a class that everyone should take at least once in high school. " — Mike Grifith " In commercial art we hope to help the stu- dents under- stand what it is and what it de- mands. " — Mr. Porter i i ' 1 BEST OF THE CLASS rains Students, this past school year, seemed to use their heads. The academic learning at Northrop High School was at ■tf its best. ' » (j«fe " »? ««« ' r Creativity flourishes as one wanders down H liall, yet be- iiind the noise of the band and the theatrics of Mr. Del Proc- tor ' s room in the depths of the H wing is_the art depa rtment. The art department, headed by Albert Jacquay, employs three dedicated teachers; Mr. Jacquay, Mr. Gene Porter and Ms. Denise Watkins, all who teach the variety of art classes. The art department reaches further than H hall, just ask Mr. Porter. " Yeah, I ' m stuck here in E hall with English classes. " states the photography, com- mercial art, English teacher. Photography classes occur three times a day with the pre- requisite of a 35mm camera. Hourly, Porter gives away his skills and talents in this area to eager students, impressed with the magic of picture taking. While Mr. Porter has his hands full in E hall, Ms. Wat- kins and Mr. Jacquay handle the basic art training. Art class- es at Northrop range from be- ginning to advanced and the projects differ accordingly from air brushing to sculpture, paint to pencil sketches; the spark is never lost. Through art history, classroom assign- ments and homework sketches each student is allowed to de- velop his own creative poten- tial. Jacquay believes that the goal of the department is to provide a positive " art experi- ence " for each student. He claims that he ' s " been im- pressed with the quality of art students at Northrop, " and feels that the students are " a creative and talented group " . Overall the art department is growing, thriving and making an impact on the art students and Northrop as well. — Karin Rittenberg . , ,tt ?5f April Baker takes time out to enjoy the art display in the commoms. photo Watters Studio Students test their artistic talent in Mr. Al Jacquay ' s art class. photo Watters Studio BEST OF THE CLASS hallenges Bugs, plants, chemicals, numbers, squares and circles You are now entering the wonderful world of science and math! Bugs, plants, chemicals, numbers, squares and circles will accompany you! Science and math don ' t have to be just two more drudgery courses. Believe it or not, they can be fun, but they do require some work. You only get out of them what you put in. Both of these courses teach you to use your mind. They present challenges that you will need to know how to over- come. Depending on what course you take, you can learn from all about stars, or how your body works, to the small- est creature ' s daily habits. In math, although many stu- dents complain that they will never use what they learn in the more advanced courses, that is untrue. These courses will teach you logical thinking, which you will use in other as- pects of your life. — Coleen Freeland Sharon Collins Meredith Jackson Mr. Dick Levy looks bewildered as Rhonda Cologne, sophomore, smiles knowingly. pholo Watters Studio " Just a drop " Stephanie Charles- ton, freshman, carefully pours who- knowswhat for her biology class. photo Watters Studio Seniors. Brian Wesolowski and Ruth Campbell are trying to figure out the trigonometry problem put up by Mr. Rupp. photo Watters Studio 172) BEST OF THE CLASS " When 1 came to Northrop, I wasn ' t really stable as a math student, but the teachers 1 had never really gave up on me. They worked with me and helped in giving me a better sense of security in math. " — Jeffery Wilson " It ' s (science) dermitely the most interesting sub- ject, at least you ' re deal- ing with live things in- stead of words and numbers. " — Michelle Whitlock " Although Advanced Bio labs are hard and long, I enjoy doing them. It ' s great to get away from taking notes. 1 especially enjoy the 1-2 week long labs we do. " — Tammy Rugman Angle Hicks is mixing chemicals in her freshman biology class. photo Watters Studio BEST OF THE CLASS d? Even though this computer class can be fun when you are typing away, lis- tening to a lecture is important to grasp concepts on the VAX. photo Waiters Studio ' Xomputers helps to pre- pare me for col- lege! " — Tri- sha Townsend utures " Computers is an advance- ment in tech- nology, and I ' m glad to be a part of it. " — Ryan Wedge Modern technology is taking over our lives, learning typing and computer skills is very important to all of our futures " I really enjoy teaching typ- ing. 1 enjoy a class where the students have a hands on ex- perience. They are able to do something in class and are able to problem solve, " said Mr. Buzz Doerffler. Mr. Doerffler has taught typing for eleven years. Typing is an excellent class to take. Students need the skill whether they go to col- lege or not. We now use com- puters everywhere, typing and other business classes give students the additional experi- ence they need. Many students don ' t seem to understand how much they can learn from the various business classes at Northrop. Accounting, Typing, Office Procedures, and many other business classes give you the learning and experience that you need for college. A numerous group of stu- dents recommend taking busi- ness classes because they really prepare you for college. Every business class will help, in some way, with the career that you decide to choose. — Jody Phillips " Computers en- hance the fu- ture. " — Ed Farrell Kristin Bjorklund and Craig Ball, jun- iors, share a look in accounting class. photo Watlers Studio 174) THE BEST OF THE CLASS Students in typing class listen eager- ly while Mr. Dean Doerffler teacties. photo Watters Studio iMr. Robert Davis helps Freshman. Barbara McPherson figure out just why her computer won ' t work. photo Watters Studio Junior. Mark Hogue and Freshman Greg Piatt warm-up while waiting for class to begin. photo Watters Studio BEST OF THE CLASS ym Class The sound of whistles and the smell of sweat socks If the sound of whistles blowing and tennis shoes screeching is in the air it ' s a safe bet a physical education class in near. With puddles of sweat and the smell of stinky sweat socks present gym class, just like it always has been, it is work. Contrary to popular belief people in physical education can have fun. " It ' s challenging because we have to compete with the guys all the time, " said Junior Cheryl Stone. One reason the students have fun is there are many more activities to participate in in a high school gym class than there are in a middle school gym class. There is a wide range of ac- tivities to students have par ticipated in such as: archery badminton, basketball, gym nasties, raquetball and volley ball. " I enjoyed archery the most, " Stone said, " it is a change of pace from the usual sports. " " Mr. Riley is the most spe- cial gym teacher at Northrop, " Sophomore Delia Kirkman said. Whether it ' s because of the new high school surroundings or atmosphere students like the high school gym class. Another reason for the stu- dent ' s enjoyment is the excess of and the quality of the equip- ment the students use. High school gym classes also have much more disci- pline than a middle school gym class. The teachers try to build character and build young adults. Participation is also differ- ent. A high school gym stu- dent is expected to give 100 percent effort during any activ- ity. " We have to participate, but it is still fun. We don ' t have to wear those ugly uniforms ei- ther, " Kirkman said. Even if the uniforms were ugly, the students would have fun. A — Chad Becker Mr. Thomas Tom shows his students the points of racquetball. photo Wal- ters Studio Gym students learn arobics from " The Fitness Connection " . photo Watters Studio % BEST OF THE CLASS Reach! Chris Ensley stretches out in gym class. photo Watters Studio Get that puck! Brett Baumen and Dan- ny Verville play a good hockey game. photo Watters Studio " I like playing ping pong in gym class because no one is good enough to beat mel " — Jeff Daney " Playing volleyball is a challenge because everybody has to do their own thing and you have to help out. " — Scott Bradtmiller " I like vol- leyball, be- cause I ' m better than some of the boys in class " — Susan Gushing BEST OF THE CLASS (177) Sophomore, Melissa Henry attempts to teach the Spanish class a thing or two. photo Watters Studio " It ' s a subject I have to take. " — Sara Taylor " Spanish is the 2nd most important lan- guage in the U.S. " — Ms. Jackie Foelber Liz Grantham and Mrs. Jean Perego seem to enjoy the lesson in the lan- guage book. photo Watters Studio " Being the young scholar that 1 am 1 have not yet found out the benefits of the French language. But being the Romeo type i can tell you that French is very effective on women. " — Dean Baughman ,178) BEST OF THE CLASS ommunication Learning how to order lunch . . French, German, Latin, and Spanish are four classes at Nor- throp that teach more then just a foreign language; they teach culture, understanding, and mental disipline. Many students signup for the reason that " colleges re- quire it " , but why do universi- ties ask for it? Colleges ask for a foreign language because it gives a student the background they need for their future. And students appreciate it. " I re- ceived a rising interest in the French language, " said Senior Amy Gehlert Latin, too, is offered, primari- ly for its foundation in other languages. " A basic under- standing of other languages is what I got out of my Latin class, " commented Sopho- more Mike Workman. Do the foreign language classes teach us useful knowl edge, though? " If I went to France I could probably under- stand half of what people said, " commented Junior Karen Kor- tenber, " and order my lunch. " " I could understand it well, if I had a dictionary, " said Junior Laura Bariage. — Sean McGann Mrs. Jackie Foelber entertains her students with a bit of Spanish culture. photo Watters Studio Miss Jessica Glendening impresses her students with her wild teaching antics. Staci Hovermale, freshman, looks quite surprised. photo Watters BEST OF THE CLASS Psst. Matt, can I borrow your home- work real quick? Greg Feldheim and Matt Roberts compare notes before class starts. photo Tami Clark Senior William Walker and Mr. Don Gerig look over the assignment sched- ule for his English class. photo Wat- ters Studio " When our honors En- glish class went to the Scottish Rite Auditorium to watch a viewing of the short stories. It gave me an insight towards the books we were reading. As I read. I could see the characters. " — Char- maine Keller, freshman ' 80) BEST OF THE CLASS ommunication English teachers must teach students how to communicate The English Department at Northrop is obviously one of the best in Fort Wayne. Along with being one of the best comes responsibility. The ma- jority of that responsibility falls on the teachers who, in turn, take it on with grace. The Northrop English teach- ers have a special determina- tion, different from all other teachers. They must teach their students communication that will last a life time, and help them to survive in this world. " To teach students to be able to make judgements, eval- uate ideas, and then write their ideas down clearly. " This is one of the primary goals of Mrs. Laura Vanderlage. She feels a responsibility to give skills in thinking and writing. Many teachers just feel that it is important to teach stu- dents how to communicate, and how to do it effectively. " Enjoy life, live everyday to its fullest. Learn how to com- municate, " says Mrs. Ruth Hart. " I think people could make this world a better place if they could communicate bet- ter. " — Colleen Freeland " Class. I ' m up front, excuse me. Hel- lo? " — Mr. George Miller attempts to get the students involved in their work. photo Tami Clark " Psst — Lee, excuse me, Lee! Look up! " Lee Briner and Cheri Wirges are involved in their work for English class. photo Tami Clark BEST OF THE CLASS utstanding Northrop ' s performing arts groups continue winning tradition One thing performing arts groups at Northrop have in common is talent. Another similarity is winning tradi- tion. All performing arts groups are among the best in Fort Wayne and some in the state. For exam- ple, Charisma, the Nor- throp swing choir, is one of the best in the city. The group has won many awards and has been asked to perform before many groups. Northrop ' s march- ing band, the Big Or- ange Pride, is ranked among the top ten in the state. The BOP also brought honor to Northrop by being invited to perform in the Or- ange Bowl Parade in 1984 and in the Rose Bowl Parade in 1988. Due to their out- standing performance in the Rose Bowl Parade, Fort Wayne ' s mayor, Paul Helmke, declared the week of January 3 as Big Orange Pride Week. These aren ' t the only out- standing performing groups at Northrop. There are also the choirs, orchestra and jazz band. These groups also have been the source of great pride for Northrop High School. All students at Northrop get a chance to show their talents at the annual all- school talent show, Etc. This show was open to all Bruins and gave them a chance to display otherwise unnoticed talents. The performing arts de- partment plays a vital role in helping NHS achieve their goal, their goal to be the best. — Gina Snowberger - Cc Members of Morthrop ' s drama de- partment perform " A Miracle Wori er " for students and faculty, photo Tami Clark Racfiel Williams sings " Yesterday " in the annual talent show. Etc. ' 88. photo, Walters Studio SHOWING OCR BEST Senior Matt Hoover is just one of the many dedicated and talented members of Charisma. photo Wat ters Studio The Big Orange Pride provides a fine example of the excellance of our fine arts department, photo Tami Clark SHOWING OCR BEST ' Kevin Crabtree and Matt Ellenwood play our school song on the side line to motivate our team to victory. photo Tami Clark H J i - ' f ti 1 ' f i 1 - ' r . m % • 1 m.%v L l fc-«Jil i ' ' ' r i , - ■ i i f. , The mallets add to the marching show, photo The BOP trumpet line i drum solo, " Cuckoo " , general effect of the 1987-88 Tami Clark marches in step to this year ' s photo Tami Clark _ fc -rf Hard Work and Talent The BOP shows that it takes both to be successful From their shaky start to powerful fin- ish, Morthrop ' s Big Orange Pride proved once again that hard work and talent is what it takes to be on top. This year ' s marching band had an abundance of both. It all started as early as June. Summer Band I started on the 1 6th and lasted until July 2. This was the period during which basics were taught every day from 6 to 9 p.m. Then, in August, Summer Band II started and the intensity began with it. Two a ' days, which are practices twice in one day, began and the band attended camp. The week of August 16 through 22 was the hardest week of the entire year for over 150 Northrop students as the band trav- elled to Trafalgar, Indiana, the site of this year ' s band camp. " More work is done at ' ' The numerous practices were absolute murder but come Saturday it ' s all worth it. " — Kevin Crab- tree, junior camp then during the rest of the year. " stated Mr. Barry Ashton. band director. A typical day starts at six a.m. and goes on into the night until finally perfection is achieved. Although that week was de- manding both physically and mentally, it didn ' t go without reward. Bonds were formed within the band, bonds that were just as important as the day in day out repetitive practices that were required for the best possible product. This year was an especially good one as the BOP placed high in all shows it com- pleted in. defeating such power-horses as Carmel and taking the unforgetable trip to the Rose Bowl. Good playing, good march- ing, and a good personnel attributed to the bands sucess. — Sean McGann SHOWING OCR BEST i t D Morthrop ' s brass section of the marching band per form an intricate maneuver at a football game. photo Tami Clark Pat Lawrence models his souvenir sweatshirt from the California band trip. photo Tami Clark Lots of Fun Lots of Work The marching band, most popularly known as the BOP, has had a fun and inspiring year. This year all of the band members had to each raise $700 for the trip to California to participate in the Tour- nament of Roses Parade. This was mainly done by a lot of fund-raising including the selling of cheese and sausage, candy, and candy bars. " We had lots of fun, " said band member Terri Langley. ' One of the best things about band are the friend- ships you make. " — An- gie Parker, sophomore They worked all year to give the perfor- mance of their life to show the people of California the Bruin Spirit of the Big Or- ange Pride. The band placed fourth in the ISSMA contest in Indianapolis. Marching band members Nick Dugan, Chris Ensley, and Stover Ingling summed up the year by saying, " It was long, fun, and an improvement from last year. This year will always be remembered by all the marching band members, all of the stu- dents, teachers, and parents who support- ed the BOP. " — Jacqui Barnes Brad Wadkins and Kevin Crabtree rest their shoul- ders from carrying their drums after the Homecoming halftime show. photo Tami Clark - f SHOWING OUR BEST 185 J ' Terry Cato. junior, rejoices as he finally gets time off to relax on the beach in California after many hours of practice. PASADENA TOURNAMENT OF ROSES " Ji- w Chris Kaiser. Chad Roop, and Boyd Carter take time out from harassing an unknown band member to pose for the camera. i TO -) r I I fe SHOWirSG OUR BEST •jM Parading Around The BOP earns the honor of performing in the Rose Bowl Parade Rose Bowl parade — more than just a march. What ' s better than going to Florida and march- ing in a major bowl game parade? Going to California and marching in an even bigger bowl game parade. On December 28, the Northrop Marching Band headed to Mari- na Del Ray, California, for a week of sightseeing and marching. First on the agenda was Knott ' s Berry Farm followed by a trip to see the famous Spruce Goose and Queen Mary. As the week wore on, the marching band found themselves in, of all places, Disneyland. The show there was a short display of what was to come later in the week as band members were eager to explore the park or meet Micky, Goofy, or Donald Duck. " There was a general feeling of fun and excite- Northrop ' s Big Orange Pride shows California how to do it Bruin style while marching in the Rose Bowl Parade, photo Matt Ellenwood ' Band is very time consuming but the reward is well worth it. Dee junior ment there, " commented Angle Parker, " and the entire day was free. " To finish the sights, a tour of Universal Studios was last. The band members received a behind-the-scenes look at the making of movies and up-close views of some of the most popular ef- fects in movies today. With the California sights out of the way, it was time to do what the Northrop Band had come for — January I had ar- rived and the Rose Bowl Parade with it. A feeling of exhilaration and pride were felt by all that day. This rush of adrenaline could be detected in all BOP members as they performed on of the best performances a Nor- throp Band ever has. — Sean McGann ' — Dee- Fischer, t -- yf J litr vi Tom Wolf, sophomore, plays a stomping rendition of the show ' s opener. photo Watter ' s Studio What Makes Them Do It? in order to be the best a musician can, it takes practice, desire and dedication. But what keeps band members together and where does the band get this dedication? " It ' s like it ' s one big family down there, " stated Senior Kim Critchlow. However af- ter more inquiries she admitted " when you ' re a senior you get authority and pow- er. " Darren Hart ' s dedication comes from fu- ture hopes, " the fact that if I don ' t (do well), I won ' t go to North Texas State. " Winning competitions seems to be a large factor in keeping members dedicated. Danielle Juneau said, " I like winning. " Andy Warren responded along the same line, " I like partying after we win. " " It was tough, but I ' m glad that I stuck with it. " — Sara Fisher, senior Tim Cox ' s dedication comes from just pure enjoyment of his instrument. " The feeling I get from performing well " keeps him here. Of course as with any other organization some people just seem there. " I don ' t know, " responded Doug Harper when asked why he stays in band. Matt Ellen- wood ' s favorite part of band is " dressing in front of girls on buses " . — Dave Witte SHOWING OUR BEST 18-7} ' Versitile Student Mary Satre is one of the most outstand- ing music students at INorthrop. She is a member of several music groups which include; Swing Choir, Orchestra, Marching Band, Pep Band, Concert Band and Con- cert Choir. Mary was a member of the All City Honors Choir and was nominated for the Sterling Sentinal Award this year. This student was also a winner among those playing a percussion instrument in Band. " I think choir takes a lot of work because you have to get your voice in shape, but it pays off in the end. " — Colleen Freeland, freshman Mary holds the ability to play three in- struments which are the violin, mallets, and piano. She started singing and taking lessons at the age of six. Mary Satre has really gone far in her musical career. She sang and danced in the Pan-Am Games during the summer of 1987. Mr. Bill Heins said, " Mary Satre is one of our most versi- tile choir members. She is a fine singer who reads music very well. Her instrumen- tal background in piano, violin, and mallet makes her a better singer too! " Mary plans to attend Ball State Universi- ty and work towards a major or minor in music. It ' s clear to see that she is one of the music department ' s finest. — Sandra Ray Tim Meyers. Marcus Foust, Tony Bastian. Tim Allen, Tim Wegner. Adrian Johnson, and Mike Makovic warm up their voices for Tenor Bass class. photo Ke- vin Chobot TREBLE CHOIR: (fow 1) Mr. Kevin Klee, Cynlhia Strong. Lii Gronlf Lesley Howard. Susie Anderson. Jenny Giles. Colleen Freeland. Daria Kris Sanncr (row 2) Dodie Miller. Shelly Slump. Sherri Robins, Krister Trice. Michelle Vatner. Heidi Yeoman. Jenny Wells. Kristi Mari s. Si am. Angle Elell. St Kutzner (at prano) Amy Kirkham. Kelly Danielsr lie Spillcrs- (row 3) Mel Hovi ale. sa Clari . Stephanie Charleston, Katrina Shears, Christy Kellum. Demita Moore. Katy Johns, Shannon Ferry. Rachel Williams. Meredith Jackson, Jennifer Dailey, Dawn Lindhorsl, (row 4) Jolie Chevalier. Chonda King. Kim Keloid. Jamie Oresham, Regina Adams, Robin Powell. Debbie Parker, Karia Lankenau, Amanda Hale. Kate Clemmer. Leslei Powell. Pam Hartjing not pictured: Cindy Briner, Holly Joiner, Tracy Miser, Donna Washington, and Lucinda Samual. photo, Walters Studio CONCERT CHOIR: (at piano) Stacy Martin, Mary Satre (row I) Pam Dye. Angle Reming. Mane Papai. Soma Bice, Christine Slater, Coleen Bush, Jeannele Muster. Lara Wegner. Tabitha Perry, Cheryl Wirges, Mr Bill Hems (row 2) Michelle Kivi, hichole Dodos, Sandra Ray, Carrie Sumney. ,Angie Jewell. Jil Moore, Jennifer Miller. Carla Sumney. Windy Battaglia. Naya Fryer. Melissa Wittwer. Renee Clark (row 3) Theresa Carter. Kimberly Ford, Ronnie Jones, Trent Klepper, Duane Burns, Tim Bilger. Meal Decker, Jeff Close, Mark Bloom, David Bennett, Shannon Carey, Ret ecca Gruber (row 41 Karin Ritlenberg, Cheryl Stone, Jude Chevalier. Todd Ruppert. Mike Little. Chris Morran. Jason Buchheil. Jason Nicole, David Parker. Brett Barnett. Justin Ramsey, Jeff Geer, Robin Feeley. Nancee Merritts. Tammy Rugman not pictured Erika Stuart, Mark Scales Mark Ruppert, Vicki Hullinger photo: Watters Studio ' SHOWirSG OCR BEST Full Schedules Choirs prove that hard work and effort pay off The 1987 88 concert choirs were very busy in 87-88, with a full schedule of events. The choirs put a lot of hard work and effort in their time, which really paid off during performances. All of the choir members showed how talented they were. " I think that the music we perform in Concert Choir is of high caliber and gives us a good musi- cal background. " said Senior Coleen Bush. On December 16, the choirs performed its 17th Annual Yuletide Choir Concert which included alumni from the last twenty years who participated in the finale, " Hallelujah Chorus " . The concert also featured a candlelight opening incor- porating all members of the choral department. The rest of the year was also full of events including some vocal and piano so- ' Mr. Klee makes choir fun. " — Mer- edith Jackson freshman lolsts who participated in the ISSMA solo and ensemble contest at the district and state levels. The year was also highlighted with the fourteenth annual Morthrop area choir festival at the beginning of the school year which also included all three of Mor- throp ' s feeder schools in November, and the FWCS choral festival which included all-city honors high school choir and combined high school choirs. " One of the highlights of the year for all the choirs would have to be the finale of the yuletide concert with all of the choirs, concert orchestra, and alum- ni and faculty combined, " said Mr. Bill Heins, choral director. — Keyia Kelsaw Jenny Giles, Colleen Freeland, Karia Kutzner, and Kristi Marks sing melodies fronn their lyrics, photo Kevin Chobot " " n 1. Liza Heins. Elaine chelle inger. I If Hi ii KaHi 1 |jLi i ilr«i «JyLJtj| ' Wi. f «. ! 1 .4 $.i 1 ' A. . M I ! 1 1 r i l- -- ■ y ' I ■ v ' ,.. ' f ' ' ' r i Advanced treble CHOIR: (row l) Elizabeth Manin (row 2) Amy Fore. Jolene Elett. Tina Hairsto Sims. Brenda Monniet, Debbie Jones. Crystal Brewer. Vicki Anderson, Michelle Thompson, Mr. Wjlliam row 3) Melody Fisher, Kim Frederick, Sharyl Schneider, Pam Stanfield. Beth Boggs, Kassandra Day, .inder. Sandra Ray, Michelle Vining (row 4) Adrianne Croyle, Latasha Walker. Angela Presley, M Jinius. Carolyn Hixson, April Moore, Kim Jacquay, Keyia Kelsaw, Cassandra Altman, Christine Scribn pictured: Shannon Baker, Michelle Cowan, Amy Lude, Shelly Mayernick, Tara VanPett. Dawn Zo photo Walters Studio TeNOR-BASS CHOIR: (row Jeff Johnson, Scott Redmon Tim Wegner, Marcus Foust Baltimore. Tim Myers, Bren 1) Michael Makovic (row 2) Homer Caulley. Kirk Dalrymple, Steve Tim Allen, David Gradeless, Joseph Kowalenko. Mr. William Hems Adrian Johnson. David Frey, Doug Schwertfager, Anthony Baslia t Mosley. photo Watters Studio nHook (row 3 n. Kelt SHOWING OGR BEST Choirs ' Season Loaded Festivals, concerts and visits to nursing iiome fill calendar Liza Simms, junior, practices her tunes for choir class. photo Kevin Chobot Jolie Chevalier and Cindy Briner practice for an up- coming concert during ninth grade choir. photo Kevin Chobot Mr. William Heins works very hard in the music department. His choir classes meet everyday during the school year. " Some- times I think I must be crazy to continue in this hectic occupation, but when it comes down to it, I ' ve been at it for twenty years, so I must love what I do. " stated Heins. Not including the normal everyday busi- ness, the choir department is also involved in fundraisers such as selling candy bars, cheese and sausage, then on top of it all, performing concerts. In the spring, Charisma was loaded with festivals for the large ensembles, and made performance trips to Illinois, Greenwood, Indiana, and Bluffton, Indiana and present- ed thirty to thirty five local performances. In March, the concert choir featured a concert with the Ball State University Chamber Singers. All choirs participated in the ISSMA High Expectations This year ' s Concert Choir measured up to the high expectations of Northrop High School. The choir consisted of about 60 voices and was honored at the Embassy Theatre on March 21. Among the six other schools that participated in the musical program, Northrop ' s Concert Choir sung last and ended the program with dignity. As the Bruin ' s mighty voices sang in the huge Embassy auditorium, they sang to an audience of almost 1000 people. Due to their outstanding musical abilities the Con- cert Choir has been highly honored. — Sandra Ray " Shannon Carey has more than her share of natural singing ability and a very good musical ear. But, just as important, she is intelli- gent and has a very strong sense of self-discipline and a desire to be the best that she can be on any en- deaver. " — Mr. Bill Heins 190) SHOWING OUR BEST Large Ensemble Contest in April. The Advanced Treble Choir, Tenor Bass and Treble Choirs performed at local nursing homes and school concerts. " The students learn to work together in a disciplined effort to create something that an individual can ' t do by himself, " said Heins. " Being a part of concert choir means not only a letter in music but self achieve- ment, " said Melissa Wittwer. Coleen Bush went on to ad, " The music we sing is of high calibre and I feel that it is a good learning experience. Also, the friends made in choir are special because of the common love of music! " — Angle Glentzer Fifth period Advanced Treble Choir class practices for a concert. photo Kevin Chobot Advanced Girls Choir practices enthusiastically for an upcoming concert, photo Kevin Chobot SHOWING OUR BEST (i9i Marsha Kyrou plucks out a few notes from " Song At Night " in Etc. ' 88. photo Watters Studio Etc. ' 88 Players Act One Selections . . . Charisma ' 88 Rhapsody For Clarinet . . . Linda Bentz Out Here On My Own . . . Matt Hoover, Stacy Martin — piano Today ' s Special . . . Darren Hart, Pat Lawrence, Nick Dugan, Shawn Dill The Rappers . . . Tim Allen, James Williams Song At Night . . . Marsha Kyrou Vocal Medley The Way We Were . . Coleen Bush If . . - Cheryl Stone You And Me Against The World . . . Angle Jewel, Stacy Martin Theme and Variations . , . Michelle Kyrou Somewhere Over The Rainbow , . . Shannon Carey Carmen Fantasy . . . Kathryn Robertson, Masson Robertson Yesterday . , . Rachel Williams When The Morning Comes . . . Jeff Cameron, Ste- phany Nash, Mary Satre, Shawn Dill, Renee Clark, Pat Lawrence, Darren Hart Safe . . . Gina Brownlee, Keith Baltimore Act Two Selections . Jazz Band I Can He Love You . , , Jennifer Giles You Look At Me . , , Stacy Martin, Mary Satre The After Taste Of Milk , . , Jeff Carnall, Tim Cox, Tom Cox, Brad Wadkins, Darren Hart Nocturne In EFIat . . . Mary Satre You Don ' t Bring Me Flowers . . Renee Clark, Todd Ruppert ' Round Midnight , . , Tom Cox Love In Any Language . . . Jude Jolie Chevalier, Mary Satre Navarra . . . Kathryn Robertson, Mark Robertson, Masson Robertson Get Happy . . . Nikki Dodos No One Together . . . Rarbazzle Keith Baltimore, half of the duet performance with Gina Brownlee, sings " Safe " . photo Watters Studio There ' s no place like home , , . Shannon Carey sings " Somewhere Over The Rainbow " . photo Watters Studio SHOWING OCR BEST Etc , Etc , Etc Coleen Bush sings " The Way We Were " in Eti photo Watters Studio Talent show gives all students chance to show talents Have you ever wanted to be a star? Well, some Northrop students got that small brush with fame that we all have dreamed of. These students were performers in Mor- throp ' s annual talent show, Etc. ' 88. The show, which greatly displayed Northrop talent, played February 17 and 18 in the auditorium. Auditions were open to the entire stu- dent body, but most of the performers were in the music department. Many of the performers were in multiple acts, a further indication of the fine talent we have at Northrop. Performers were generally pleased with their show. Junior Cheryl Stone said, " there was a variety of acts and I thought all the music was very Shawn Dill and Kirk VanQilder blow out a few tunes on their sax ' s. photo Watters Studio good. " Other artists were nervous about per- forming on the big stage. Senior Coleen Bush said, " I was really nervous, but I think 1 did really well. " Brad Wadkins, senior, said, " It was the most exasperating experience I ' ve ever had. " Another good aspect of the program was the production staff, which was headed by Mr. Del Proctor, Mr. Bill Heins, and Mr. Neal Graham. The NMPA and the stage- craft and drama classes also helped out in producing Etc. ' 88. Etc. ' 88 was a fine display of Northrop ' s students at their best. As Tricia Hart, an audience member, said, " It was great to see so much talent at Northrop. " — Susie Anderson Bill Korhman plays a sax solo during Jazz Band ' s performance in Etc ' 88- photo Watters Studio SHOWING OGR BEST 193 Fighting to Survive " It ' s very hard to keep a high school orchestra going. We ' re fighting to keep it here, " said Mr. Dick Seeger, orchestra con- ductor. The opportunity to graduate with an Hon- ors Diploma is also ef- fecting the orchestra ' s enrollment. Since or- chestra is not on the list of required classes, many students feel that there is just not enough time in their schedule for it one of the best. Mark Robertson, who has been the concert master (1st violin) for four years also participates in the Fort Wayne Philharmonic. Some of the other " Our large number of tal- ented strings compensat- ed for the shortage of brass to form the best high school orchestra in the city, if not in the state. " — Mark Robertson of them strings. principle players in- clude Sara Taylor, 2nd violinist, Nancy Zum- wait, viola, Emily Clausser, cello, and Brad Wadkins, string bass. There is a total of 54 musicians in the orchestra program, 38 Hi!!! Although this year ' s orchestra is not the largest one Northrop has seen, it may be Seniors, Mark Robertson and Mary Satre play their L )% violin piece during orchestra class. Robertson also % Y plays with the philharmonic. photo Kevin Chobot Junior Pat Lawrence enjoys the classical side of life photo Kevin Chobot The orchestra string section, along with the woodwinds, ' warmup " for class. photo Kevin Chobot Most schools would kill for one harpist, Northrop has two very good harp players: Marsha Kyrou and Mi- chelle Kyrou. photo Watters Studio % SHOWirSG OGR BEST f 1 Award Winning Violinist For the past four years, Mark Robertson has been the concert master for the Nor throp orc hestra. A concert master is a vio- linist who leads the entire orchestra and sits in the first chair of the violin section. " Since Mark has been here, all he ' s ever wanted to do is be in music for the rest of his life, " commented Mr. Dick Seeger, or- chestra conductor. And by Mark ' s record, that ' s obvious. He has been a member of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic for the four years he ' s been at Northrop, and he ' s been a soloist at the ' My most memorable experi- ence in my music career was having the opportunity to go to the music festival band camp in Colorado. Being around all of those great musicians was fantastic. " — Mark Robertson, senior Philharmonic three times. He has also so- loed for the Muncie Symphony four times. Mark has also won some very honorable awards. He was the winner of the Stillman- Kelly Award sponsored in 1985 by the Na- tional Federation of Women ' s Clubs. He was also the local, state and regional win- ner in the young artists competition in 1987 and placed 2nd nationally, the youn- gest ever to even place. — Cory Scott I he orchestras percussions and strings perform their finest during 5th period photo Kevin Chobot CONCERT ORCHESTRA: (row 1) Mark Robertson, Mary Satre. Michelle Whitlock, Kristin Seeds. Sara Taylor, Amanda Chen, Brian Swedberg, Nancy Zumwalt, Chad Middleton, Kathy Lohr, Emily Claussen. (row 2) Gretchen Dellinger, Joe Lee, Serianna Brewer, Rosalind Young, Michelle Kyrou, Marsha Kyrou, Jessica Marquart, Patty Greene, Nicole Retdhart, Monica Johnson, Penny Ludwig, Cory Scott, Jessica Gael, Tenesha Davis, Pat Kilpatrick. (row 3) Annette Hixson. Deena Heller, Denise Krauskopf, Leslie Patterson, Erika White, Shawanna Moore, Matt Spangle, Kellie Bishop, Trisha Hart, Mark Verville, Jennifer Wilson. Tom Cox, Daniel Verville. (row 4) Jeff Carnall, Kelli Beery, Danielle Juneau, Keith York. Laura Agness. Jeff Cameron. Glen Holt. Jeff Stodge. (row 5) Matt Ellenwood. Boyd Carter. Tim Cox. Stephany Nash. Scott Agnew, Pat Lawrence, Brad Wadkins. photo Watters Studio SHOWING OGR BEST U What a Way to Wake Up Bruin musicians enjoy Concert Band despite early hours From the depths of H hall come the sounds of the concert band, practicing un- til perfect, so as not to be overshadowed by the marching band. The concert band meets every day dur- ing first period, there are 112 members, mostly juniors and sen- iors, with a few sopho- mores scattered in. Actually there are ' ' Ashton ' s 3 three bands; the con- vill Chobot, cert band, composed of juniors and seniors; the varsity band, made up of sophomores; and the ninth grade band, made up of freshmen. The band does not play just any music. " We ' re pl aying legitimate concert band music, " stated Mr. Barry Ashton, director of the band. Some of the pieces being played were " Coat of Arms " and Armanian Dances " . Ashton feels that " Armanian Dances " sounds like a Greek dance. " I try to give them the most difficult music they can handle, " Ashton replied about the diffi- culty of the music played. The concert band doesn ' t perform dur- ing the marching band season, however it is still around only they usually practice marching music. This year the agenda seemed to be fairly full. The band played three concerts: the orchestra concert in January; the band concert in March, and the fine arts concert in May. The band also visited many middle schools, and had a few surprises thrown in. One of the surprises was a visit by Rob- ert Jager in February. Jager is a profes- sional in the music business and he stopped by to conduct " Variations on a Theme " just for the fun of it. The concert band in- volved themselves in a major fund raiser dur- trip. i e- jng the year. The Eas- senior ter chocolate sale, brought lots of The World ' s Finest Choco- late Bars into the school. Along with the one dollar chocolate bars the band also sold chocolate bunnies and chocolate covered almonds. The bars, which seemed to some a little expensive, were still big sellers. To some people first period may seem a bit early to be musically creative, but many of the band members like the ar- rangement just fine. Junior Kevin Crabtree said, " It ' s an uplifting class, a positive way to wake up in the morning. " Twelve members of the concert band made it to the state competition this year. They were; Tom Cox, Jeff Cameron, Tim Cox, Kirk VanGilder, Jeremy Roth, Mi- chelle Whitlock, Tina Graham, Maureen Pierson, Jessica Marquart, Andy Warren, Tim Cox, Stephany Nash, Matt Ellenwood, and Jeremy Roth. The members who went to state met a wide variety of musicians from all over. _ David Witte Concert band: (row l) Doug McConlga. Mark Verville. David Klim-idam, Linda Bentz, Hop€ William son, Cheryl Manler. Susan Reece. Lori Bashop, Monica Clevelle. Karen Korlenberg. Brandy Jacobs. Lola Young, Susan Kelder, Kandi Barnes, Jama Swalley. Maureen McCory. Kellle Bishop (row 2) Tim CosheH. Chris Brumlier. Laura Barlage. Lori Knessley, Julie Quslin, Scoll Bell. Mark Buller, Charlene Gollfried. Deborah Hodson, Sara Fisher. Kalhy Korle. Josoph Snyder, Greg Reed. Barren McManus, Chris Napier. James Tchinski. Steve Powell. Doug Harper. Shawn Dill. Tom Cox (row 3) Sallle Pedmasler, Laureena VanZanl, Colleen Painler. Angle Townsend, Jane Bales. Cynlhis Rayl, Deanna Fischer, Amy Jackson, Chris Morris. Rick Manokis, Sylvia Wilkinson Dan Zollars, John Ko-oel, Jeff Cameron, Kellv Beery, Jefl Carnall. chlow , Do» IJ, DjniL-l Juneau. Chris Bealy, Greg Downing. Kirk VanGilder. Blaine Gorman. Greg Brubaker, Cynlhia Slrawbndge, Greg Wolf. Lesley VanAman, Glen Holl. Bruce Colbert, Michelle Wall (row 4) Tim Co«, Neal Parnin. Andy Warren. Robert Carter, Mall Ellenwood, Jeremy Roth, Todd Korte. Stephany Nash, Kevin Crablree. Brad Walkins, Darren Han, Patrick Lawrence. Barry Ashton, Kevin Klee, Tim Hoeft, Matt Varner, Pay May, Randy Nicolet, Ken Vorndran. Charles Nalley. Eric Cross, John Davis, Jack Givens, Scott Massey. Erik Brewer, not pictured: Laura Agness. Trtcta Hart. pholo Watters Studio J 96) SHOWING OUR BEST " •( % ' Tim Gosheff, junior, exhibits his great talent on the clarinet. photo Kevin Chobot Doug McConiga performs on his clarinet in Concert Band photo Kevin Chobot Learning The Ropes Before Concert Band there ' s ninth grade and Varsity Band. Freshmen and Sopho- mores populate these beginning classes, where they learn the ropes of Northrop Band desclpllne and success. The ninth grade band is precisely that. The 80 members play less difficult music and concentrate on mechanics. There were three concerts this year, and the band also competed in ISMAA competitions with the concert band being equivalent to a final " The music is difficult, but it ' s up- beat and it ' s good for concert band type music. " — Kim Critcliiow, senior exam. This years Varsity Band was predomin- atly sophomores. The music is more diffi- cult, the shows more frequent and compe- titions judged stricter. The band performed a total of four shows this year and compet- ed in the ISMAA competition. " It ' s rewarding, said Angie Parker, you really become a better person. " Still, there are those who do it simply for the love of it. " I just enjoy the trumpet, the winning, and the people. " — Sean McQann Lori Bashop and Brandy Jacobs, juniors, play their flutes for Concert Band. photo Kevin Chobot V ARSITY BAND (row 1 ) Rhonda Colone. Barb Lint Katyn Hill, Susan Arnold, Cynthia Stelle, Deilnck ( Nicole TubbB (row 2) Chnsti Smith, Angie Kortte, Zuber, Chad Wilhams, Doug Lowe, Jennifer Decker Matt Fortney (row 3) Kyle Beery, Tonya Douglas, Ji Terl Granning, Rose BrKton, Jeremy Ellingwood, Mi . Kelt Bryce Holl, Tai Rand. Richard Burridge, Chris Batcheldei Ingling, Phil Krohn, Ryan John Storms, Tom Gnffit Wendy Clark photo Wal Mai No deman, Am Bryan, Rhonda Colbert. Lesl e Buen Gorman. Ca rne Stuckey, Tonia Freeman Angie Parker Jenny Wil on. Robert F eeman. Doug Wellman . Jenny Matt Kessler, Bruce Lightfoot Ben Kes sier. Ki n Sfiuil jiie Staraitis Barb Drisco , Mandy Miller, _isa Belscfiner ke Bennett Paul Tupper Susan Stewart Rod P Itenger , Rob Babb tt. Andy Dun can. Jeff Stedg s, Ryan Martin Logan Yor . (row 4) Ch s Ensley, [Hick Dugan Stover Tiy Snyder. Tim Wolf. Mr Barry Ashton. Mr Kev in Klee n NTH GRADE BAND ( ow 11 Sarah F ecker Barbie Zink Jennifer Zeh M inger Jenn fer Hall J xli Pontius Jen n Jackson essica Proter Prll Pr tzl Angie Colone Ginny Tharpe (row 2) Angie Henry Saral Vork Misti Sav qe Shannon Roth Joanna newell. Brer dan Miller Chris Perry, Je nnifer Koegel Edda Peters, Jays onC lymer, Chad Roop, Mike nderweele. Tina Kelley. J 3hn Cato, Derek Singer, Jo T Br wn ndonnet, C ris Barkey (row 3) Mike Beighls. Christ ne Cassaday Kirs en Grotemat, Betsy Cussen la McGhee Jennifer Fryba ck, Angie Nic lols, BrenI Mosley Dan Rob Hunsc he, David Nash Mike Lubbeh sen, Greg Win kler Sha neStrup, Tim Lawrence n Clark, G eg Bell, Scott Wellman, , ennifer Gilber . Mark Miller Ma c Hardiek, Andv Hiatt, Jake quart, Chris Kiser (row 4) Maureen P erson, Tina G aham, Todd K urtz Ry? nCoghill, Joe Gonzales, k Brown, C buck Morr ow, Scolt Putn an, Kelly Gra Tam, Jennife Ba Evily Troxel, Mr Barry m Klee, Fred Bender, Zac 1 Felton not ictured Harr son Sha« Kleineidan- photo Watte s Studio SHOWING OGR BEST Outstanding Bassist " Brad is a real ' seat of the pants ' bass player. He has been very dedicated to nny band program — particularly the jazz element. My Jazz Band is better because Brad kicks us through the tunes. " — Mr. Barry Ashton, band director There are many outstanding musicians in Jazz Band I, but ttiere is one in particu- lar, who rises above the rest , . . Brad Wad- kins, Jazz I ' s bass player. Part of Wadkin ' s success is due to the wide variety of bands that he is involved in at Northrop. He has participated in orches- tra, Musical Pit, Pep Band and Marching Band for four years, Concert Band and Jazz Band combo for three years and the Swing Choir Band and 9th Grade Band for one year. He has won state-wide recognition for his bass playing in Jazz Band. In 1987 he had the honor of being the All State Jazz bass- ist and in that same year Wadkins won the Ball State Jazz Festival Outstanding Bass Soloist award which led to a music scholar- ship for a summer Jazz camp. In his senior year, Wadkins was selected to be the bass- ist in the Perry Meridian High School Festi- val AllStar Band. Wadkins has been playing the bass since age 9. Wadkins commented, " Playing bass could get old and tiring I guess but when you win an award it just makes you want to play more. " He plays both the string bass and the electric bass guitar. — Kim Critchlow Derlcl Singer. Mil e Boyer, and Julie Meyers play some tunes on ttieir saxophones in Jazz Band IN. photo Kevin Chobot Senior, Jeff CarnalPs dreams of playing professional trumpet show in his expression. photo Kevin Chobot Rob Pittenger demonstrates the saying, practice makes perfect. photo Matt Roberts KR3m; WIZ W M ■■1 Wfr; [ ® ■n W ■ WajH p7 Jazz band . (row l) Mirole Chandonnet, Brad Wadkins, Darren Hart, Tim Cox. (row 2) Melanie Wright, Shawn Dill, Tom Cox, Jama Swalley, Michelle Wall, Logan York, (row 3) Barry Ashton, Kim Critchlow, Dawn Westfield, Scott Massey, Keith York, Tai Randall, Doug McConiga. (row 4) Jeff Carnall, Erik Brewer, Kirk VanGilder, Bill Kohrman. photo Mr, Steve Steiner Jazz band W (row n Mr, Dick Seeger, Jessica Marquart, Boyd Carter, Jolen Storms, Jennifer Wilson, (row 2) Mark Kleinedam. (row 3) Chuck Nolley, Ben Kessler, Ken Vorndran, Eric Cross, Matt Hilligas, Jennifer Zuber, Danielle Juneau, Susan Stewart, Nick Dugan, Pat Lawrence, Susan Kelder. (row 4) Jeff Cameron, Dave Kleinedam. Rod Pittenger, photo, Mr, Steve Steiner 198) SHOWING OGR BEST A Classy Act Improvisation may Iool easy . . but these jazzy people practice a lot Many of you may not realize the talent that exists in Jazz Band. To be in any Jazz Band, 1, II, or III, a student had to audition quite a few times just to be considered. Then the student still had to audition even more to be placed in a Jazz Band. Ail this au- ditioning is started af- ter the marching band season. Last year was unusual for Jazz Band because marching band season ran so late due to the Rose Bowl. To be in Jazz Band I, it was important to have been in Marching Band, but not to be any certain grade level. Mr. Barry Ashton the director of Jazz Band I, said that the students were all good musicians with an excellent attitude about their music and " Jazz Band is one of the great- est aspects of my life. Jazz expression is an art form Mr. Ashton knows and teaches very well. " — Tom Cox, sen- ior Jazz band lll; (row l) Mr. Kevin Klee, Carrie Stuckey. Chris Batchelder. Maureen Pierson, Dietrick Gorman, Derik Singer. Susan Arnold. Angie Parker, Karyn Hill, Chris Kiser, (row 2) Jeremy Snyder, Mike Lubbehusen, Mike Beights, Kirsten Grotemat, Tom Wolf, Steve Jackson, Michele Boisture, Sarah York, Tina Graham, Mike Boyer, Amy Bryan, Jennifer Esslinger. (row 3) Kevin Clark. Tim Lawrence, Fred Bender, Jake Mar- quart, Ryan Kurtz, Andy Hiatt, Misti Savage, Chris Barkey, Angie Henry, Matt Ellenwood. Kyle Beery, Zack Felton. Kim Shull. pfioto Mr, Steve Steiner their band. He picked hard music for the students and there were no arguments. " They would be disappointed if I picked music that was too easy, " said Ashton. The bands practiced everyday after school from 3:00-4:30 p.m. All this practice paid off when they went to contests and festivals like ISSMA, Elmhurst Jazz Festival, Ball State Jazz Festival, and the Perry Meridian Jazz Festival. They also did a concert for the Indiana School Board Meeting as well as area middle schools and even one for Northrop students. Each level of Jazz Band gets harder. All groups do a lot of work on their own time. From this hard work the players scor ed high in almost all the contests and festi- vals. Mr. Richard Seeger, director of Jazz Band II, said he enjoyed directing very much because the kids did a lot of the work on their own which makes directing more interesting. If you ever think of audi- tioning remember: only 19 students make it Jazz Band I, 19 to Jazz Band 11 and no more than 35 to Jazz Band 111. — Sharon Collins Steve Jackson. Kevin Crabtree, and Mike Lubben hausen demonstrate their jazz ability in Jazz Band ill, photo Kevin Chobot SHOWING OGR BEST (199] CHARISMA Choreography and singing combine for unique show Charisma n. 1. a personal appeal or power to fascinate and attract others: mysterious power of great personal magnetism or glamour. " Charisma " is also the name of Northrop ' s show choir. A show choir combines singing and choreographed dancing to create a very unique performance. This year ' s group consists of 32 singers, a nine piece band, and 13 crew members. " 1 have enjoyed the four years 1 have been able to partici- pate in Charisma. To be in Charisma takes a lot of time, patience, dedica- tion, and hard work, " was Senior Dave Parker ' s first reply. Mr. Bill Heins directed and did some of the choreography for Charisma. Cindy Shipley and Mike Weaver are the group ' s primary choreog- raphers. All of these people are important. They all play a necessary role so that preparations and performances will go smoothly. A member of Charisma crew, freshman Tony Bastian said, " Everyone puts their best into what they do. Being on crew doesn ' t make you any less important. A lot of the singers in Cha- risma started out in Charisma crew. " Unknown to many people, behind all the glamour of performance it ' s not as easy as it looks. " Charisma is not something you do in your spare time. It ' s a lot of hard work, but what you learn and the friendships you make are with you for a life time, " said Jude Cheva lier, junior. Charisma practices everyday until the stan- Knowmg what it takes to be the best. Charisma members Bobin Feeley. Cheryl Stone. Angie Jewell, and Karia Sumney display their talent and skills, pho- to Tami Clark " The feeling of being on stage and performing is unexpiain- able, it ' s a great feeling. " — Robin Feeley, junior dard time of 4:15. However, rehearsals are often extended and sometimes the group has to come in on Saturdays to rehearse. Senior Nancee Mer- ritts said. " Charisma is more than a group of people singing and dancing. It is many individ- uals working and learning as one. A group where everyone strives for the same goal: to be number one! " Christmas time was a really busy time for everyone involved in Charisma. The group had performances during the week and on weekends. They performed at such places as the Scottish Rite Auditorium, the Grand Wayne Center, and Goeglein ' s Reception Hall. Charisma competed in contests, also. For some contests are the highlights of the year, for others it can be very stressful. " 1 enjoy the contests and the trips. To me, they are the reward for all of our hard work, " said Junior Duane Burris. In the fall they competed at the Bluffton Street Fair and in the Spring at Wat- seka, Illinois, Bishop Luers, and Centergrove, Indiana. " Charisma is fairly young this year and will only lose six seniors. The group has a lot of potential and with maturity will be even stron- ger next year. — Coleen Bush and Kelly Danielsen .200 SHOWING OUR BEST Doe Ray Me perfect harmony Is an essential for a successful sfiow pfioto Tami Clark Mark Bloom, junior, and Jeff Close, freshman, take it to the top during Charisma ' s show. photo Tami Clark " It ' s neat to be in swing choir be- cause when you compete through- out the Midwest you represent Nor- throp; and it ' s a neat feeling after the show to hear people say good things about us. " — Mark Bloom, junior ' i li ij HHB S m4! Mif: ' -fiC. PPPPHH Mpp ..M HARISMA 88 (row 1) Chuck hatley Rod Pittenger. Pat Law ■ oegel Rachael Williams Tom Wolf (row 2) Debbie Parker. J " ord Soma Bice Robin Feeley Mane Papai. Jude Chevalier, V " arey, Jennifer Miller. Shelly Mayernick (row 3) Jolie Chevali Jewell. Lara Wegner. Coleen Bush. Trent Klepper, Mark Bio. Stacy Martin. Mary Satre. Pam Stanfield, Liza Sims. Tony E .owalenko Jeff Geer, Jeff Close. David Bennett, Jason Ni ' arker, Todd Ruppert. Justin Ramsey. Kirk Dalrymple, Duan Chris Barkey, Keith York, Chris Scribner. Angie Elett photo fence, Nick Dugan, Shawn Dill. John olene Elett, Caria Sumney, Kimberly ick! Hullinger, Renee Clark, Shannon r, Ronnie Jones, Cheryl Stone, Angie Dm, Mark Ruppert, fiancee Merritts. astian (row 4) Michelle Dinius, Joe ole, Heal Decker, Tim Bilger, Dave e Burns. Kevin Dukes not pictured Mr Steve Stemer ifll 8 ' SHOWING OGR BEST Trent Klepper. Mark Bloom, Jude Chevalier and An- gle Fleming display their togetherness In a scene from Northrop ' s Spring Musical. photo Watters Studio Bye Bye Birdie " spring musical big success at Northrop High The Spring Musical of 1988 was a suc- cessful eye-catcher. Bright costumes of the ' SO ' s and colorful props added to the excitement, not to mention the talented individual performances. " Bye, Bye Birdie " takes place during the Elvis Presley " era " . Conrad Birdie is an Elvis look alike and many teenagers are crazed by his every move. The plot focused on the hardships and enjoyment of being a teen, while turning the tables and explaining a parent ' s point of view of raising them. Conrad Birdie is about to set his musical career aside for a while and involve himself in a military field. On the way to the acade- my he stops in a small town, Sweet Apple, Ohio, hje stays with a family whose daugh- ter is to receive his last kiss good-bye. At the same time Albert peterson, Conrad ' s agent, has fallen in love with rose Alverez, his secretary. The conflicts of everyday life seem obvious and at the end man y are resolved. The 68 cast members performed won- derfully, while 52 orchestra members played music excellently and 45 produc- tion members constructed neat, colorful props and helped everything run smoothly. — Shannon Hagerty 202) SHOWING OGR BEST Dave Bennet, playing Albert Peterson, gets a lift from Mr. MacAfee. played by Mark Bloom. photo Watters Studio » CENTRAL MOVIE TUt TRE LSENrs. rSYC Teen Singers Carrie Sumney, Becki Gruber, Cheri Wirges, Nikki Dodos, Angela Bolen- baugh, Karyn Hill Albert Peterson David Bennett Rose Alverez Shannon Carey Helen Christy Kellum Nancy Kristen Kirkham Alice Mary Satre Margie Stacy Martin Freddie Andy Hiatt Karl Tony Bastian Harvey Jason Micole Penelope Marie Papai Suzie Jolene Elett Ursula Merkle Stacy Ferro Deborah Sue Lara Wegne Kinn MacAfee Angela Fleming Mr. MacAfee Mark Bloom Mrs. MacAfee Jude Chevalier Randolph MacAfee Trent Klepper 1st Sad Girl Lara Wegner 2nd Sad Girl Nikki Dodos Trainman Andy Hiatt Mae Peterson Megan Brown Traveler Jolie Chevalier Policeman Jason Keller 1 st Reporter Carl Johnson 2nd Reporter Chris Scribner Conrad Birdie Matt Ellenwood Mrs. Merkle Terri Rudig Mayor Meal Decker Mayor ' s Wife Michelle Whitlock Hugo Bill Johns Mr. Johnson Jason Keller Gloria Rasputin Jennifer Suter Maude Joe Kowalenko Neighbors Jil Moore, Vicki Anderson Teenagers Angela Bolenbaugh, Serianna Brewer, Leslie Buenconsejo, Jolie Chevalier, Kirk Sumney, Carrie Sumney, Jennifer Suter, Dalrymple, Amy Fore, Jeff Geer, Jennifer Cheri Wirges Giles, Kelly Greene, Becki Gruber, Staci Shriners Tony Bastian, Dustin Hovermale, Karyn Hill, Katy Johns, Jeff Siders. Jeff Geer, Jason Nicole, Jason Johnson, Ronnie Jones, Michelle Kivi, Keller, Scott Redmon, Justin Ramsey, Justin Ramsey, Scott Redmon, Angi Kirk Dalrymple, Andy Hiatt, Ronnie Scott, Dustin Siders, Loza Sims, Caria Jones, Carl Johnson, Jeff Johnson v; Jennifer Suter tries to coerce David Bennett into Meal Decker and Trent Klepper have trouble keeping a hold of Michelle Whitlock after being blown away by hiring her as his secretary. photo Watters Studio Matt Ellingwood ' s expert singing ability. photo Watters Studio SHOWING OGR BEST nvolved Clubs are a way to get involved in ex- tra-curricular activi- ties at Northrop. Meeting new peo- ple and sharing ideas are all part of being a club mem ber at NHS. 2:35. The bell rings. 2200 hysteric Bruins tear out of their last period classrooms in intense pursuit of their transportation home — all except for those dedicat- ed few who belong to clubs. Many students take an active part in Northrop ' s vari- ous clubs to be surrounded by friends and those who share a com- mon interest. Some clubs carry an aca- demic theme such as the Latin and Ecology Clubs while others contain a more serious message such as SADD {Students Against Driving Drunk) and FCA (Fellowship of Christian Ath- letes). Clubs are a vital part of Northrop ' s extra-curricu- lar activities, providing fun and friendships but also a learning experience. Al- though becoming a vital member of a club takes valuable time and dedica- tion, it is well worth the ef- fort as you become involved with a group of fellow Bruins who share your same interests. Northrop is full of interest- ing and meaningful clubs. Despite the various topics that Northrop clubs cover they all share a common purpose — to get involved and become a part of Nor- throp High School. — Jennifer Welsh Sophie Cedergren and Missy Chi coine play around at soccer club practice. photo Tami Clark Members of the BOP Flag Corp await the beginning of their perfor- mance. photo Tami Clark 204) rSOTHirSG BUT THE BEST benior GIna Snowberger. President of Northrop ' s chapter of Quill and Scroll, discusses journalism tech niques. photo Tanni Clark Bernie Bruin, Diana Diffendarfer, and cheerleaders, Marti Smith, Mi- chelle Pasko, Dawn Rice, and Tere- sa Camp are all smiles. photo Tami Clark 5 NOTHING BUT THE BEST (205 f ♦ c omradery + Talent = Victory B ruins do it better, but speakers do it orally! " This is the unoffi- cial motto of this year ' s speech team. Just as their motto is unique, so are the 1988 Bruin Speakers. For one, there is their size. Says Coach Mr. Lincoln Record, " The team has a broader base with larger numbers. This year ' s team is the largest in Northrop High School ' s history. " Another factor that sets this team out is the sense of comradery felt amongst the members. President Teri Elliot says, " there is a closeness between the members that binds the team together. We have a lot of fun and are there for each other in and out of competition. " This atmosphere, combined with a very talented group of people, paved the way to Bruin victory. The team won a trophy at each meet this year with the exception of one. Some standout meets were placing first at Dekalb and second at Snider, very tough meets. Another element that helped strengthen the team was its strong leadership. The officers were : Teri Elliot, president; San- dra Ray, vice-president; Angle Bolenbaugh, treasurer; Stacy Ferro, recording secre- tary; Keri Miser, corresponding secretary; Jon Sandmaier, historian. A sense of comradery, talent, strong leadership, hard work, and a sense of hu- mor have combined to form a unique and outstanding team. — Linda Bentz £- J Coach Lincoln Record announces awards at the home meet while Angela Bolenbaugh receives her ribbon, photo Tami Clark [206) NOTHING BGT THE BEST Coach Lincoln Record helps any speech team mem ber prepare and organize the speeches used In compe- tition. photo Tami Clark Oandra Ray concentrates while practicing her poetry for a Saturday speech meet. photo Tami Clark otacy Ferro studies the thesaurus for new and Inter- esting words that can possibly be used In speech. photo Tami Clark TerrI Elliot, speech president, was locked up for sus- picion of too many awards. photo Tami Clark NOTHING BUT THE BEST (207 Mr William Brown drums up business for student council members selling leis on Hawiian day. photo Tami Clark FCA: (row 1) Angle Waldrop, Cassandra Day, Vice President; Tessa Swiftney, President; Debo- rah VanDam, Michelle Benge. Missy Chicoine. (row 2) Mrs. Betty Jo Harper, Secretary; Caria Sumney, Kelly Phillips, Carrie Sumney. Melanie Benge. (row 3) Mr. Mike Cheviron, Treasurer; Chad Kohli, Barkley Allen. photo Mr. Steve Steiner STGDErST COGMCIL: (row 1) Brett Glaze, Valerie Cindy Waters, Mike Reinking, Tom Mice, Libby Pacer, Megan Brown, Robin Dunn, Diana Diffen Ellis, Susan Hensler, Michelle Graber. (row 4) Carl darfer, Wendy Ford. Dawn Rice, Mike Beer (row Johnson, Angie Henry, Cyndi Bishop, Tina Gra 2) Stacey Hughes, Chad Patterson. Erika Stuart, ham, Susie Anderson, Anne Dybiec. Amanda Laura Barlage, Jennifer Suter, Angela Lombardo, Hale, Mr. Bill Brown. photo Tami Clark Johnell Mougin. (row 3) Sung Lee, Cheri Bushue, Senior. Robin Dunn prepares to talk at student coun cil meeting photo Tami Clark 208) MOTHirSG BUT THE BEST O tudents help community Student Council and FCA (fellowship of Christian athletes), are both important to a school such as ours. Each club has its own unique set up, but both are working to- wards the same goal . . a better commu- nity. Every year students elect a group of classmates to serve as officers on student council. These students work side by side with sponsor Mr. William Brown, and ad- viser Mrs. Susan Beerman, in a careful planning of yearly events. This year the student council members planned many social events that made this year one of the best years ever at Nor- throp. These members were in charge of planning spirit weeks, homecoming, dances, and they were also in charge of getting classmates involved with reaching out to our community. For the last ten years Northrop students have participated in the WOWO Penny Pitch. The annual kick off began with new and different incentives when faculty and administration promised to shave their hair, if a certain money goal was reached. " FCA is a club that guides people spiri- tually through rightousness. It just gives you insight between wrong and right, " ex- plained Deborah VanDam when she was asked to explain what FCA was all about. This year the group met every other Thursday at 7:30 a.m. The group meetings involved devotions and short Bible studies. Students were given the chance to discuss and express their own personal faith with each other. — Kelly Ferro and Shannon Hagerty Members of FCA listen while group discussion takes place in the auxiliary gym. photo Tami Clark rSOTHIMG BUT THE BEST (209 L eadership and Talent A fro American and Project L.E.A.D. are two clubs that give students a chance to ex- press themselves and develop new ideas. " Coming Down Hard in ' 88 " was the theme for this year ' s Afro-American Club. The club is sponsored by Miss Reba Mose- ley and Mr. Fred Blanks, who work to help Morthrop students become aware of their standing in our community. The club was composed of nearly 60 people who met every Wednesday to dis- cuss how to handle peer pressure and also to discuss new ideas for fund raisers. The highlight of the Afro-American club ' s year was, by far, the talent show. This show was composed of singing, danc- ing, modeling and acting. It was performed in January and attracted a large number of Northrop students. The Afro-American club couldn ' t have been what it was if it weren ' t for the offi- cers who were elected. These officers planned many other events and listened carefully to new ideas from their peers. ' I think the Afro-American club is more than just a talent show, it is an organization functioning with the school body and in order to function it must make progress by making the people more active, " com- mented Rodney Walker, senior. Project L.E.A.D. (Leadership Experience And Development), was designed to give students an excellent chance to use their own talents and develop new leadership skills. " There is no limit to what a person can do for our community, " stated Sophomore Rosaline Young. Although the attendance of Project Lead was down, compared to previous years, the accomplishments continued to grow. Dr. Gussie Greene was the sponsor of this club and patiently worked with mem- bers planning events to reach out to the community even when only one member would bother showing up. — Kelly Ferro and Shannon Hagerty One acting scene from the Afro-Annerican club Tal- ent Show; Coming Down Hard In ' 88. photo Tami Clark AfROAMERICAN CLUB; (row DJonelWood (row 2) Monica Gallher, Kevo Davis. Cynthia son. Nicole Benson. LaWonda Harpet, Victor Blacl . Shannon Holman, Mia Kelsaw, Natasha Nelson. Alicia McGhee. Shalon Roberson, Dodie Gray, Raquel Jones, An ]ela Presley, Adrienne M.lier Chandta Morrow Mrv RpL.,1 Moslev I laviv Ni. olr- Willrams pholo Tami Clorli Project lead Jada Lmle, Rosalind Young, Nancy Zumwall, ,Anila Poqe, Leonell Sparks, anne Croyle photo Tami Clarl % 210] NOTHING BUT THE BEST MHP ?t Keith Flye speaks out against prejudice at the Afro American talent show, photo Tami Clark Andre Orvine listens to Keith Fly ' fe talk about the " burnt cross " as Lawanda Harper reads her book. photo Tami Clark Angela Presley sings with talent to Victor Nelson. photo Tami Clark MOTHING BUT THE BEST (2 Bruin students Lauri Peter and Caren Costello spare one minute to catch their breath. photo Tanni Clark Ski CLCJB: (row 1) Mrs. Betty Jo Harper, Mr Franl Ebitino (row 2) Dean Baughnnan, Marge OConell, Jessica Harrison, Karen McClintock, An gela Parker, Scott Jacobs, Libby Elis, Rob Wyatt, Nicole Tallman, Tammy Ginder, Lauri Peter, (row 3) Michelle Wakley, Jannine Gregg, Sylvia Wilki- son, Lisa Belschner, Tonya Hart, Scott Bradt- miller, David Baker. Rick Confer, John Francoeur. Jeff Daney, Earl Zanzinger, Roger Rice, Greg Fran coeur, Georril Vollen, Abbie Decker, (row 4) Todd Braton, John Daney, Stover Ingling, Eric Saple, Susan Hensler, Jennie Decker, Brad Rhoades, Scott Federoff. photo Tami Clark Ecology CLGB: (row 1) Tami Clark, Jennie bie Decker. Georril Vollen, Kevin Brant, (row 4) Decker, April Errington, Karen Jones, (row 2) Lisa Mr. John McCory. photo Tami Clark Rash, Manda Rusk, John Steinkamp (row 3) Ab Jennie Decker scopes out Fox Island while on Ecolo- gy tiub trip, photo Abbie Decker 212) NOTHING BUT THE BEST N ature Most clubs at Northrop are academically oriented, that is a club associated with an offered course. The remaining clubs are extracurricular. Such is the case with the Ski Club and Ecology Club, the only clubs at Northrop offering students the chance to get back to nature. The Ski Club, sponsored by Mr. Frank Ebetino, had its best year ever this year. With a total membership of 104, Ebetino was very pleased with the club and said, " It ' s only going to get better. " On the ski trips, like to Cannonsburg or Bittersweet, students pay for the bus, lift ticket, ski rental, and lessons. The executive officers deciding the trips were Jessica Harrison, Susan Hensler, Beth Richard, Dean Baugh- man, and Eric Saple. The Ecology Club, sponsored by Mr. John McCory, tries to balance its activities between environmental action, local field trips, speakers, and longer field trip experi- ences. The officers for 1987-88 were Presi- dent, Abbie Decker; Vice-President, John Steinkamp; Secretary, Tami Clark; and Treasurer, Jennie Decker. The club took a major trip to Chicago in late December and less important trips to caves in Bedford and Bloomington, located in southern Indi- ana. Many students enjoy the chance to " get away " on weekends. Senior Tami Clark, the club ' s secretary, said, " It ' s not just a club to learn about nature, it ' s a chance to get together with friends and have fun while learning. " Clark also commented that many people think only the highly intellectual students join. " But that ' s not true at all! " she said. — Steve Edwards r resliman Melanie Steffan skis out of control down a slope. photo Ms. Jessica Glendening S := NOTHirSG BUT THE BEST I2i3 , Susie Anderson, Doug Schwertfager, and Cynthia Strong take a moment out from gym class to discuss the " goings on " at Campus Life. photo Tami Clark Chris Overmyer, member of Campus Life, encour- ages people to attend a Wednesday meeting, photo Tami Clark SaDD members sell sweatshirts, tshirts, buttons and key chains. photo Tami Clark -aiaii (214) MOTHirSG BUT THE BEST s tudents Concerned with Peers ampus Life and Students Against Driving Drunk (SADD) are organizations geared to- ward beliefs of individuals. Campus Life ' s group leader Greg Crim, throughout the year, led many discussions concerning peer pressure, religious beliefs, drugs, popularity, and other assorted top- ics. The group took a trip over spring break to Florida and were active in events such as a people hunt. SADD sponsored by Mrs. Susan Beer- man, is a group that is aimed to make students aware of a serious problem. 1 drunk driving. This year the group took part in Operation Prom Graduation, made posters concerning this topic, and bought an ad from the Fort Wayne newspapers where students purchased a place for their name to be printed stating they had vowed not to drink and drive. Although during the teenage years it is hard for many people to stand up for some- thing they believe strongly about, both groups have made a comfortable and easy environment for students to share their feelings. — Shannon Hagerty t- ' ' - SaDD: Officers: (row 1) Robin Dunn, vice-presi- dent; Wendy Ford, president; Kerri Miser, secre- tary treasurer. Executive Council: (row 2) Jenni- fer Moliere, Mary Anne Justice, Trann Phi, Missy Chicoine, Mrs. Sue Beerman. (row 3) Sharon Col- lins, Tammy Rugman, Melanie Benge. Susie An- derson, Erika Stuart. Jenny Klein. 1988 SADD members. Campus LIFE: (row l) Boyd Carter. Marge Daney, Tricia Delamarter, Stover Ingling. photo O ' Connell. Kelly Mendler, Dawn Miller. Kim Mey Tami Clark er, (row 2) Tom Wolf, Karen McClintock. Jeff NOTHING BUT THE BEST (215 iXecording Memorable Events Deadlines and more deadlines — part of being a member of the Morthrop High School yearbook and newspaper staffs. But all of the hard work and worry pays off as our school is provided with an accurate account of the past year ' s trage- dies, victories achievements and failures. The " What ' s Bruin? " staff, headed by editor-in-chief Mike Klopfenstein, pub- lished our school newspaper every two weeks. It was filled with the most recent happenings in the school, the latest sports stories, plus movie and concert reviews, editorials and usually something different like the always popular " swimsuit issue " . The Northrop High School yearbook, Bear Tracks, is always a book that stu- dents, especially seniors, can look back on and be proud of. Headed by co-editors Gina Snowberger and Jennifer Welsh, this year ' s book is no exception. The many precious memories of the 1987-88 school year are forever captured in this book. — Jennifer Welsh Senior, Sean McGann takes a relaxed approach to thinking about his yearbook assignments, photo- Tami Clark [2161 HOTHirSG BCJT THE BEST WHAT ' S BRGIN? STAFF: (row 1) Mike Klopfen stein. Ben Kessler. Steve Rigsby, (row 2) Stacy Ferro, Mrs. Wendy Kruger. Amy Gehlert, Shannon Hagerty, Kim Critchlow, Missy Kivi, Mike Work- man, (row 3) Jamie Cupp, Tami Clark. Abbey Decker. Jeff Lovell. Mike Hoover. Sean McGann. Not stiown: Nancy Zumwalt. photo Tami Clark BEAR TRACKS STAFF: (left to right) Tami Clark. Jennifer Welsh, Kurlie Hitchcock, Matt Roberts, Jackie Barnes, Sean McQann, Shannon Hagerty, Kristen Sloan. Cheri Hinton, Mrs. Wendy Kruger, Linda Bentz, Vicki Alvarez, Angle Qlentzer, Jody Phillips, Sharon Collins, Steve Edwards, Dave Wit- te, Gina Snowberger, Not shown: Julie Sawvel. photo Tami Clark Jackie Barnes, junior, doesn ' t appreciate being both ered when working to meet her deadlines, photo Tami Clark Dave Witte, senior, presses on his ear in hopes that it j ill create a tremendous brain storm. Dave was the yearbook design editor photo Tami Clark Newspaper staff members listen to Dr. H Doug Wil liams discuss the censorship of school newspapers. The Supreme Court ruled in January that schools had the right to censor high school papers. photo Tami Clark NOTHING BUT THE BEST ■ w t s kills that last aragon, Quill and Scroll and au- l dio visual club are all fun activi- ties to be involved in, but also have many skills that can be used outside of school surroundings. The Paragon is a literary magazine that took on its fourth year of success this year. There were four issues of the magazine published, which was compiled of articles such as poems, artwork, and really any- thing that was submitted to the journalism department. The Paragon ' s purpose is to enhance and expose its readers as well as its staff to the workings of a literary magazine. " Writing lets people express themselves and the Paragon allows them to share their feelings with other Northrop students, " stated Michelle Kivi, co-editor of the maga- zine. The International Honorary Society for High School Journalists, or better known as Quill and Scroll was started this year. Officers were elected last September and meetings were scheduled monthly. Their purpose was to raise the standards of journalism at (Northrop, thus improving all of its publications, such as " What Bruin? " , the school newspaper. Paragon, and Bear Tracks. They promoted precise reporting of facts with non opinionated news pre- sent. One activity that took place last May to recognize all of the oustanding students of the journalism department was the first annual Journalism Banquet sponsored by Quill and Scroll. Along with the writing aspect of media, Northrop ' s audio visual department gives students a chance to work with the other; television and sounding. This club, which is run by Mr. Richard Davis, reached new heights. Although it was not very publicized throughout the year, the work that was accomplished was impressive. The advanced students worked on a sound show as a second semester project. This sound show was composed of two differrent parts; first the slides which make up the visual aspect, and secondly the sound that was dubbed in by the inventor. At the end of the year each student pre- sented his own show to other club mem- bers and also received grades for his work. Because all of these clubs take talent, along with patience and eagerness to learn, these students will carry these skill with them for the rest of their lives — Shannon Hagerty and Kim Critchlow The editors of Paragon, altliough a Dunn, Karln Rittenberg. and Michelle QuiLL AND SCROLL: (row I) Mike Kelble. Stacy Ferro, Not Pictured — small club group, they are dedicated Kivi. photo Tami Clark Klopfenstein. Gina Snowberger, Lin- Jennifer Welsh. Kurlie Hitchcock, and hard workers. Left to right; Robin da Bentr. (row 2) Tami Clark. Dave photo Mrs. Wendy Kruger Witte, Steve Edwards, (row 3) Caren % 18) nOTHING BUT THE BEST Senior Robin Dunn, types away vigorously preparing a story for the Paragon. photo Tami Clark President Qina Snowberger leads the new Quill and Scroll members in their initiation pledge during dinner at Chi-Chi ' s. photo Tami Clark Audio visual CLUB: (standing) Mike Moring. Lance Robinson, Tracy Brookshire, Tom Klingen- berger, Mr. Richard Davis. (In cart) Chad Geilelman, Elbert Conwell, Ted Banks, Michael English, Pat Grif- fith. Ed Mattern. (On cart) Mindy Budd, Larry Geans, Angie Patterson photo Abbie Decker Elbert Conwell expresses how " stressed out " he really Is after a day of work In the audio visual room. photo Tami Clark = NOTHING BGT THE BEST I219 F un -_ oreign language is taken by al- I most all students who plan on going to college. However, some students who are really interested also participate in the club for their particular language. Here at Northrop we have the German club and the Junior Classical League. Miss Jessica Glendenning started the German Club last year and so far it has been pretty successful. This year the club had about 15 active members, they met about twice a month. In the spring the group had a chance to show off their speaking abilities. They competed in the state convention in India- napolis and at the I.G.P.G. foreign language day. They competed in recitations, drama, and grammar. The group also did fun things just for socialization. They had a Christmas party after which they went caroling and sang a German carol. The club also went skiing at Swiss Valley on February 7 and had a Ger- man Banquet at the end of the year. The Junior Classical League was led by Mr. Daniel Tannas, Latin teacher. There were about 22 members and Mr. Tannas expected the group to increase in size. Lat- in is said to be a " dead " language, it is no longer used for communication but it is very useful. Sixty to seventy percent of the English language is based on Latin and it also offers a good background for studies of other languages. Like the German Club, the Junior Classi- cal League also went to contest. In Febru- ary they competed in a nationwide contest in which they were questioned on culture, history, and grammar. Contests gave stu- dents a chance to compete but it also gives students a chance to meet others with sim- ilar interests. — Coleen Bush ' 220) NOTHING BUT THE BEST Amy Brown and Nina Algier are " chilin " ' in the cold wfiile riding tine ski lift back to the slope. photo Miss Glendening Cjerman Club involved more than just book work Melanie Steffen enjoyed the club ' s ski trip. pho- to Jessica Glendening Melanie Steffen dares to sample a " ginger snap " cookie while Nina Algier tries to explain the exotic taste. photo Tami Clark German CLGB: (kneeling) Amy Brown, (row 2) An gie Elett. Stacy Hoverman. (row 3) Sue Barnhart, Jennifer Scherer. photo Tami Clark JOMIOR CLASSICAL LEAGUE: (row 1) Mr. Daniel Tannas. Angi Scott, Angela Bolenbaugh. Steve Bram mer. (row 2) Stacey Hughes, Tammy Rugman, Rob Jur, Lisa Stewart. photo Tami Clark German club isn ' t all work and no play. Chris Nixon and Edda Peters enjoy making the little things fun. photo Tami Clark NOTHING BCJT THE BEST (221 f: Varsity cheerleaders: (row i) Marti Smith, Mictnelle Pasko, Danielle Gael, Dawn Rice, Teresa Camp, (row 2) Maria Kenniry, Lisa Stewart, (row 3) Amiee Freck, Beth Hasty, Shelly Walden, Michelle Graber. pho to Mr. Steve Steiner JUMIOR VARSITY CHEERLEADERS: (row 1) Krista Bolinger, Lisa Edwards, (row 2) Sung Lee. Dawn Dwyer, Molly Spake, (row 3) Liz Wyatt, Kelly Mendler, Tracy Ging. photo Mr. Steve Steiner ' fe Junior varsity cheerleaders warm up before the bas- ketball game begins. photo Tami Clark Reserve cheerleaders: (row l) Shauna Yoder, Toya Key. (row 2) Trina Trice, Ann Wertman, Angel Jur. (row 3) Dawn Miller, Cheri Bushue, Dorinda Miller, Narviar Griffin pholo Mr. Steve Steiner 222) MOTHING BUT THE BEST J pirited t has been a really challenging I year for the cheerleaders be- cause the entire cheering had to be changed due to new guidlines estab- lished by F.W.C.S. No pyramids were per- mitted or stands above waste high, also many partner stunts were ruled out due to safety factors, " commented Mrs. Carol Freck; cheerleading sponsor. In July of 1987 the varsity and junior varsity squads attended a National Cheer- leading camp at Purdue University and won several awards such as best squad and most spirited. The reserve squad also atteded a cheer- leading camp at I.P.F.W. They learned ba- sic cheerleading techniques and also re- ceived awards for best squad. After spending most of the summer practicing, these girls participated in a competition at Angel Jur and Dawn Miller concentrate on cheers during pre-game excitement. photo Tami Clark the State Fair in Indianapolis. The requirements of being a cheerleader are as follows; every cheerleader must at- tend all of the varsity and reserve football games, all of the boys and girls basketball games, and at least three games of all the other sports. They make spirited posters to hang up throughout the school and pro- vide a breakfast for each varsity member of all sports during their season. They also lead pep sessions and decorate varsity players ' houses during homecoming week. By the time the school year comes to an end, the Northrop cheerleaders are plan- ning for a successful Bruin cheerleading camp in July. This camp is designed for girls of various ages who are interested in becoming a cheerleader. Because these girls spend so much time involving themselves in spirited leader- ship, few had time for other things such as jobs or outside sports, but all would agree the fun of it all is all worth it. — Shannon Hagerty and Sharon Collins Danielle Gael shows her fellow cheerleaders who is in charge while practicing for a pep session, photo- Tami Clark The varsity cheerleaders ' practice pays off as they lead chants during football season. photo Tami Clark NOTHIMG BGT THE BEST Q V D ancers travel to Cal. able to have much fun. The favorite part of the year was " all of the fun i had and I al the friends I met, " said Sarah Berger. — Shanna Clements it ' s been a good year for Northrop ' s Lady Bruinettes. During 1987-88 the Pompon squad received many individual and group awards in a group size of approximately 300 dancers. Through the 1987-88 march- ing season, the corp was involved with many competitions with the marching band. The Bruinettes, along with the marching band traveled to Pasadena, Cali- fornia to march with pride in the Rose Bow Parade during Christmas vacation. Last summer the Pompon squad also attended the Superstar Drill Team Camp at Indiana University. The Pompon squad puts a lot of effort and time towards their preformances dur- ing marching band and basketball seasons. They perform at all home basketball games, and attempt to have two different routines for each game. This year they were invited to perform with the Bishop Dwenger dancers. For the girls the hardest part of their responsibilities seemed to be the long prac- tices. " Practicing for such long hours in tthe heat and in the cold, " said Holly Ma- son, was the hardest thing for me. The Bruinettes are sponsored by Nancy Schmieman. She advises and disciplines them and helps the girls build confidence. There are 27 members on the Bruinette squad. Angle Firestine was last year ' s cap- tain, along with co-captains Lavone Starewich and Jennifer Suter. Even with all of the work the girls were X NOTHIING BUT THE BEST Brulnettes Rosie Zeidler, Beth Nash. Lorl Lance. Dee- Dee Holtzberg and Bridget Taylor rest up before half time performance photo Brulnettes dance to the theme of Bonanza, photo- Taml Clark NOTHING BGT THE BEST benlor Bob Krosky shows Trinity Mortgage how to ' ' ' ' _ do it — Bruin Style. photo Bob Sullivan im T hrill of the sport (226) uccess was the word for this year ' s athletic clubs. The hock- ey team continued its winning tradition while the newly formed volleyball team established itself and a solid reputation. Without school funding it ' s difficult to keep an athletic club which competes with other schools organized but the determination of the ath- letes and thrill of the sport makes it work for these students. Morthrop ' s hockey team stunned the area with their high-scoring hardhitting style of plays. The team went 15-6 with an upset victory over Snider during the city tournament — an upset that many consid- ered the highlight of the year. The team centered around the polished play of Sen- iors Jeff Barton. Dave Hasting, Dave Orn and captain Bob Krosky. With unpredict- able and spontaneous reactions from fans the team couldn ' t help playing harder. The team played at McMillan Ice Arena every Tuesday night. What made them contrib- ute so much time and effort to a non-recog- nized sport? " The love for game, " stated Dave Orn, " and the physical aspect. " The new volleyball club was equally suc- cessful in their first year. Dan Zollars and a group of students approached Mrs. Coats with the idea of an organization for boys volleyball. " Dan ' s really helped me in the past " , commented Coats. " He and the rest of the guys really wanted to do it, so 1 decided to sponsor it. " The self-sufficient club meets every Tuesday through Friday at 7:00 a.m. and consists of approximately twenty-five members. The club competed at the North Side and IPFW tournaments and the White River Games in the summer. Led by Junior Dan Zollars and Seniors Brian Bolinger and Marc Malone the volleyball club paved its way as a high-standard setting team. — Sean McGann The Boys ' Volleyball team spent a lot of time practic- ing skills for quicker reactions. NOTHING BUT THE BEST X ' " Senior. Brian Bolinger practices new skills as Dennis Springer. Mick Dugan, and Dan Zollars await their turn photo Tami Clark Bob Krosky discusses immediate plans with Dave Orn as Dave Hastings keeps an eye on the situation photo Tracey Giradot HOCKEY CLUB: (kneeling) Tim Barton. Coach Lister. Bill Borders. Jeff Robert VOLLEYBALL: (row 1) Tuan Newlin. (row 3) Dan Zollars. John Stone, Brian Roger Rice, (row I) Pat Moran. Brett son, Pat Rodgers. Jeff Barton. Dave Ron Jones (row 2) Mick Dugan. Matt Bolinger, Landis Kelsaw. Marc Malone. Shuler. Bob Krosky. Mike Chicoine, Hastings. Dave Orn. Jack Givens. Mike Franklin. Chad Herrberg, Brian Timothy Jokoty, Lynn Shull. Dennis Matt Whitney. J.C. Shuler. (row 2) Fitzsimmons, photo Tracey Giradot Sowders. John Hayes. Chris Smith. Brockhouse photo Tami Clark Chad Evans. Wes Shie. Ted Braselton NOTHING BUT THE BEST (227 n the Job D ECA and COE are business classes at Northrop that pre- pare students to be the best business oriented people. Through class- room instruction and on-the-job learning ex- periences students of these classes are off to good starts in their business careers. DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) prepares students for careers in marketing, management, and enterpren- eurship. DECA is a marketing education class that consists of classroom instruc- tion, on-the-job training and the club part of the program. Senior students of DECA are involved in on-the-job training so that they can learn about marketing through their work experi- ence they are required to work a minimum of fifteen hours a week. Miss Jennifer Titzer, the DECA teacher coordinator helps the students to find jobs. COE (Cooperative Office Education) pre- pares students, for office related careers. It consists of classroom instruction and on- the-job training. Each experience contrib- utes to both the students ' education and employability. Students of COE possess such skills which include typing, filing, transcribing, word processing, and other business relat- ed skills. Some businesses which have par- ticipated in COE are Lincoln National Cor- poration, Summit Bank, Central Soya, and Magnavox. The DECA members who went to state were: Dan Merchant, Jason Barnhart, James Bradford, Tom Esterline, Chris Turner, Misa Kelsaw, Penny Neel, Chris Fyock, Duane Birch, Elise Goodman, and Laura Clem. — Lisa Weslowski Julie Sawvel. senior, sells donuts in the cafeteria be fore school for COE. Junior Renee Rice comes early to buy them. photo Carolyn Cushing K fr. 228j NOTHING BUT THE BEST On the job experience is a large part of COE. Stacey Davis gets hers at ttie TInree Rivers Federal Credit Union, pinoto Carolyn Cushing Genevieve rSance, member of DECA, stands with employer. Susan Zimmerman, at Stained Glass Over- lay. photo Tami Clark CoE OEA (row 1 ) Willean Frazer. Julie Sawvel, Juhe Hull, Carolyn Cushing, Mr Richard Housel (row 2) Shelia Moore. Shelisa Paschall. Tammie Tomkinson. Shelly Baumgarlner. Heather Madru pholo Abbie Deck UeCA (row II Chris Biggs, Penny Neel, Chri Fyock, Mike Federspiel, Juanita Arrington, Ginn Nance, Natasha Gray (row 2) Mia Kelsaw, Alls, Grady, Mary Powell, Stacey Sluckey, Dave Syr dram, Tom Esterline, Dan Merchant (row 3) Mis Jennifer Titzer, Nicole Paschall, Pat Kelley, Susai Schall, Neska Martin, Patrice Davis, Dawn Smitt- Carla Wilson, Shelronda Bradley, Kim Ftederick (low 4) Mark VanHorn, Matt Whi ,, Jason King, Laura Clem, :iise Goodman, Mike Frederick Turner (row 5) Mark DeVi nny Klein, Jason Barnharl. There Brow Abbie Deck INOTHIING BUT THE BEST (223 1Q ' Team Work ror a few years now some sports have been considered a club. Girls soccer and boys soccer are examples of sports related clubs. The girls soccer team had a lot of talent this year, but they did not do as well as they had hoped. " 1 think we have a lot of talent on the team and we could do better than what we have, " said Kelly Ferro. The team had impressive wins against North Side, Bishop Luers, and Snider but unfortunately lost to Homestead and Bish- op Dwenger. Brian Roth commented, " I feel that we are finally playing as a threatening team instead of individuals. " The love for their sport has led many students into these two clubs and these clubs have taught more than just skills of the game. Molly Spake explains, " playing on the team has taught me to have a posi- tive attitude about everything. It has also taught me that winning isn ' t everything, although it is fun. " — David Witte and Shannon Hagerty Sophomore Marge O ' Connell gives it an extra " Omph " as she boots the ball away from the aggres- sive defender photO; ' Taml Clark a ' Soccer a team: (row D Mark phia Cedergren. Jason Miller. Len Seller. Bryan Roth. Dave Bennet. Shull. Matt Wheeler. Dan Merchant, Shawn Dill, (row 2) Jason Moreno. So- photo, Tami Clark Soccer B and C TEAM: (row l Rob bie Hontz, Jason Beery. Chris Boe daker, Joey Harmeyer. Jeff Lovell. Bry an Smedberg. (row 2) Garret Cynar. Andy Martin, Charles Mally, Tim Shel don. Jason Telgman. Chad Inman. Tim Scaizo. photo Tami Clark 230) NOTHirSG BGT THE BEST Girls ' SOCCER: (row l) Jeanene Wilkinson. Missy Chlcione. Debbie Schlotter. Dawn Ottis. Marie Papai. Jones, (row 3) Mr. Roth. Kelly Ferro. Heather Mills, Kathy Malmloff. Melanie Leigh Ann Johnson. Ann Koczan. Sofia Benge (row 2) Shannon Roth. Molly Cedergren. Mr Booker photo Tami Spake. Rhonda McChessney. Sylvia Clark Marge O ' Connell takes control of the ball to attempt at a goal- photo Jeff Lovell Joey Harmeyer. sophomore, dives to save his team from a game-deciding goal, photo Jeff Lovell NOTHING BUT THE BEST (231 f: s acrifice and Dedication he Mat Maids and Bat Girls are T groups of dedicated, spirited, fe- male students who spend their time giving their support to the wrestling and baseball teams. Mat Maids spent time making the team " pep posters " and worked at the concession stand at home meets. Some girls managed the score keeping book, while others passed out oranges at the end of each game. As Marie Papal explains how their responsi- bilities were more than just that. " Seeing how I yell loud, I tried to use my support to boost their spirits, not to mention I was willing to run er- rands for the team to try and make everything run as smoothly as possible. " The Bat Girls spent most of their time encour- aging the baseball players. " When I was a freshman I became a Bat Girl. I love the sport and wanted to promote the Bruin Baseball spirit. I had fun and stuck with it, " commented Dee Dee Holtzberg. The Bat Girls had various jobs, as did the Mat Maids. Score keeping, and offensive charts were re- corded by Bat Girls and they sold " goodies " at the concession stand. Both the Mat Maids and Bat Girls are suc- cessful organizations which give athletic teams the added ambition to take things to the top! — Shannon Hagerty Marie Papai drinks all of her milk she might grow up to be as strong as the INorthrop wrestlers, photo Tami Clark Dawn Kohli takes a break from her Bat Girl responsi bilities to watch the game. photo Tami Clark Mat MAIDS: (row 1) Sandra Ray. Gin- ny Loll. Marie Papai. Michelle Terry, (row 2) Nicole Tubbs. (row 3) Michelle Wakely, Laura Clem, Becki Harris, Dawn Kohli, Maureen McCory. photo Tami Clark Bat GIRLS: Tara Boles, Tessa Swift ney, Leanne Martin. photo Tami Clark (Not Pictured: Danielle Gael. Teresa Jehl. Dawn Kholi. Dee Dee Holtzberg Kathy Korttee See baseball group phc to for complete group. 232) NOTHlhG BUT THE BEST pedal Bonds As the corner introduced a crowded, colorful, never-ending street, every member of the Big Orange Pride scanned the sur- roundings in awe, their eyes wide with ex- citement. The 1988 Tournament of Roses Parade had begun; rewarding all of its par- ticipants with an experience of a lifetime. Nothing can compare with the feeling of pride that swells within as the eyes of mil- lions of people look upon you. An honor as great as this, however, is not easily achieved, and the work involved to produce a good show has its share of ups and downs. No one knows this better than the members of the Flag and Rifle corps. These young ladies spent countless hours under the vigorous direction of me- ticulous color guard instructors, perfecting I eresa Jehl tries to demonstrate proper batting posi- tion witti a straw left over from luncfi. photo Tami Clark routines to their satisfaction. Numerous moves are pieced together to capture the feeling of the music and create a colorful flowing effect. After months of endless sacrifices, put- ting both time and dedication above and beyond the call of duty, a special bond is formed between these girls. They share the joy and happiness of victory as well as the tears and pain of defeat. It is a growing experience in which they learn to move with poise and pride, with their heads held high, no matter what happens. Winning is not everything to these girls; it is the per- sonal satisfaction and sense of accomplish- ment they feel when they know they ' ve done their best. As a part of one of these groups, one learns to work together with others in order to achieve a common goal. These young ladies gain respect for them- selves and their organization, whatever the outcome, learning to win with grace and lose with dignity. — Holly Huepenbecker Flag CORPS: (row l) Shelley Stoller Nikki Salas, (row 2) Teresa Lucas Kathy Myers. Beth Richard, April Bak er, Vicki Hutchisson, Christy Patty, Hoi ly Huepenbecker. Kris Wunrow. Nan ■cee Merritts (row 3) Kim Shull. Betsy Cussen. Tracy Fink, Elizabeth Smith, Michelle Whitlock, Jenny Hull. Cindy Waters, Tricia Delamarter. Jenny Eng- lar. (row 4) Jenny Caron. Amy Shirey, Chris Studt. Jenny Zuber. Michelle Varner. Erin Monnett. Cathy Shaw, Me- lissa Henry. Michelle Wakely. Chris Ensley. photo Mr Steve Steiner Rifle CORPS: (row l) Laune Jones. Jennifer Whitacre. (row 2) Kelley Head. Karen McClintock. Julie Dodzik. (row NOTHING BGT THE BEST (233 ompetition Competition — all stu- dents face it. Competing for grades, competing for a posi- tion on a team, a part in a play, friends, the list goes on and on. Tfie same thing goes for a community and the business in it. A community must com- pete with other communi- ties in order to offer its citizens something to make them live here rather than somewhere else. They must also compete for new business. We ail saw this become re- ality in the fight for the General Motors plant that was built a few years ago. The American system of business, the free enterprise system, could not exist if it weren ' t for competition. Businesses must compete against each other for cus- tomers in order to keep their business alive. This means they must have the best products at the lowest prices and run their business in the most efficient manner possible. This all must be done to have a successful business. All of this competition does not stop at the busi- ness world though. Every person in our society would like to be successful. In or- der to achieve this goal they must compete against every other person who also wants to achieve success. So you see whether it ' s a student, a community, a business, or just someone in the rat race, they ' re all out for the same thing — to be the best in the business. — Gina Snowberger A Sr ' t.- . k. 234) BEST IM THE BUSIMESS Colleges and universities from across the nation came to Northrop (o inform students of the many op portunities for higher education photo, Tami Clark The horse and carriage are a famil iar sight in Ft, Wayne and offer an interesting way to see the city. photo. ' Tami Clark Marti Wright, a prominent member of the media, visits Northrop during a reception for Stephany Bourne, Fort Wayne Community Schools ' Teacher of the Year photo Tami Clark Mayor Paul Helmke takes over the microphone as he proclaims Big Or- ange Pride Day in honor of our out- standing marching band photo Tami Clark BEST IN THE BGSINESS (235 Fashion tiaPs Off to tfie Cl(;iss of 3 You ' ve worked hard for that diploma and you ' ve earned a few of life ' s little pleas- ures. If you ' re off to college or becoming a part of the work force, let Nobbson fulfill your fasfiion and accessory needs. Discover the Nobbson Difference . . . Personal Attention! NOBBSON VILLAGE NOBBSON CORNER NOBBSON PLACE NOBBSON SOUTHTOV N NOBBSON GLENBROOK NOBBSON FOR MEN NOBBSON PLUS " -nooSion Discover ttie Difference . . . Personal Attention! Pharmacy CHROniSTER PHARMACY Pine Valley Mall 10204 Coldwater Rd. Ft. 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Mindy Lidner — Living in a shack with a skinny mess of kids on the porch. — Denise Barnes Lori Hamilton — Married and pregnant. — Cara Beaty Lori Bashop — Hopefully she will be living near me, like across the street. — Monica Cievelle Teresa Lucas — The owner of all the K Mart stores in the country! — Katy Myers Johnell Mougin — On the cover of Vogue. — Laura Barlage Dirk Stauffer — Playing on a pro football or basketball team. — Matt Wheeler Jackie Barnes — Roomates with me or, if one of us gets married, next door neighbors. — Shanna Clements Tonya Hart — More than likely in Mew York. — Cheri Bushue Jon Hensly — Probably with me in California. — Cassie Altman Carrie Hixson — At a big party with a lot of guys. — Michele Hoemig BOWLING KEY LANES Bowl 24 Lanes Pro Shop — R estaurant 2200 Goshen Road Ft. Wayne 482-1800 AUTO Quality Used ■kb N Cars, Kerosen m fT Heaters xs lF PEQUINGNOT AUTO SALES 2605 So. Calhoun St. Ft. 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The money the school raised may seem large, but many vari- ous money-making methods were used. The biggest money maker was the Penny Pitch drawing. Students and faculty sold tick- ets to be entered in the drawing for $1. Several prizes were giv- en including a four-day trip to the Bahamas and a large color TV. Ticket sellers who sold over $200 worth also received televisions. Another big money maker was the pie-in-the-face contest. Students gave money in the names of four teachers, and the one who collected the most re- ceived a face full of pastry. Physics teacher Mike Cheviron won this year ' s dubious honor. One goal that wasn ' t met, but surely helped to draw cash, was the " hair loss " fundraiser, with a projected goal of $12,000. Had the school reached that amount, 23 facul- ty members would have had to cut their hair. However, be- cause of the valient effort the school put forth. Principal H. Doug Williams and Dean of Boys John Weicker decided to get their heads shaved. On Friday, Dec. 18, Assis- tant Principal Bill Brown said it was a " great day to be a Bruin " as he announced the grand to- tal over WOWO ' s airwaves. Once again, Northrop stu- dents and faculty proved they were willing to give to provide an added touch of Christmas cheer to Fort Wayne ' s needy. — Mike Klopfenstein Mr John Weicker and Dr. H. Douglas Williams display their contributions to the Penny Pitch campaign, photos Tami Clark PHOTO JiSi«li CAMERA Portrait Studio ' Photoprd " Ak re in a class by yourself with student portraits by McJon Photopro Studio, Your economical Student Portrait Package includes: •1-8x10 2-5x7 ' s 8-Wallets " B-Poses with Proofs " All in Folder Frames 88 6244 Covington Plaza 432-5573 «27 YOU KEEP NEGATIVES PROOFS Studio ' s Located At: Georgetown Shoppes 2614 Maplecrest Rd. 486-1835 3420 N. Wells St. 484-8657 FLOWERS M0 F % Precious Moments J Fresh Flowers Balloons m Corsages Gifts For Every Occasion. 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Victoria 100. 206. 217 Amos. Delanda 136 Anderson. Jason 54. 146 . Kenni 136 Anderson. Latasha 146 Anderson. Marcus 146 Anderson. Micheal 128 Anderson. Mike 38. 206 Anderson. Susan 146 Anderson. Susie 188. 208. 214. 215 Anderson. Vicki 128. 189 Anglemeyer. Jerry 20. 164 Anglemyer Jr. Gerald lOO Anspach. Amy 40. 73. 146. 188 Anspach. Chad 136 Apollo. Aimee 40. 136 Appenzeller. Betty 156 Arbuckle. Steven 146 Archer. Rhonda 128 Armstrong. Jeron 136 Armstrong. Tract 128. 229 • Arnold. Jamie 50. 146 Arnold. Julie 128 Arnold. Susan 136. 197. 199 Arr.ngton. Juan.ta 100. 229 Asberry. Stephen 84. 100 Aschbachet. Chad 71. 84. 85. 93. 100 Ashton. Barry 156. 196, 197. 198 Ashton. Jamie 37. 38 Ashton. John 37. 38 Askins. Jamie 146 Alherlon. David 38. 74. 128 Atteberry. Keith 50. 51 Augenstein. Rick 136 Augsburger. Eric 71. 156 Aull. Thelma 155 Auto. Pequingnot 245 Book Report: Brief synopsis | of book J acket copy and first and last para- graphs of contents. n.ibbitt. Robert 136, 197 Back. Scoll 128 Bailey. Gregory 37. 38. 128 Bolt. Crolg 136 Boir. Lesley 128, 224 Boir. Mark 100 Bnir. Michoel 36, 50, 146 Bnker, April 19, 100, 171, 233, 256 , Jacob 156, 161 Ball, Craig 77, 128, 174, 229 Balliet, Jennifer 146, 197 Baloski, Jovon 146 Baltimore, Keith 146, 189, 192, , Ted 136, 219 Barker, Glenn 38, 100 Barker, Paul 100 Barkey, Christoph 146, 197, Barr 136 Barnes, Kandi 196 Barnes, Ronald 65, 79, 156 Barnett, Brett 136, 188 Earnhardt, Susan 128, 221 Barnhart, Jason 21, 206, 229 Barnum, Teresa 18, 19 40, 100 Barrager, William 136 Barrand, Renee 146 Barth, Shanda 146 , Shan, ;11, Kel 136 : 136 Bartlett, Steve 100 Barton, Angle 68. 224 Barton. Jeffrey 36. 39. 85. 93. 101. 227. 244 Barton. Timothy 146. 227 Bashop. Lori 128. 196. 197 Bassett. Kim l ,6 Bastian. Anthony 68. 146. 188. . 201 Batchelder. Christoph 136. 197. 199 Batchelder. Karen 101 Bates. Donna 136 Bates. Jane 128. 196. 229 Battaglia. Windy 128. 188 Battenfield. Keith 51. 101 Baugh, Andrew 136 Baughman. Dean 136. 178. 212 Bauman, Brett 146. 177 Baumgartner. Shelly 101. 229 BaKler, Ralph 146 Bearss. Gerald 136 Beatty. Craig 128 Beaty. Cara 101. 170 Beaty. Chris 1% Becker. Brett 146 Becker. Chad 57. 71. 128 Becker. Michelle 146 Beebe. Eric 156 Beeler. Laura 128 Beer. Jessica 126. 233 Beer. Karen 52. 53. 146 Beer. Michael 74. 101. 166. 208. 252 Beerman. Susan 156. 215 Beery. Jason 230 Beery. Kelli 101. 195. 196 Beery. Kyle 136. 197. 199 Begue. Carol 126 Beights. Michael 146. 197. 199 Belcher. Deondra 128 Bell. Gregory 146. 197 Bell. Scott 128. 196 Bell. Tonya 101 Belschner, Lisa 136. 197. 212 Bendele. Virginia 136 Bender. Fred 146. 197. 199 Benge. Melanie 73. 146. 208. 215. 231 Benge. Michelle 26, 101, 208, 271 Bengs, Jeffrey 37, 38, 136 Bennett, David 128, 188, 201, 202, 203, 230 Bennett, Michael 136, 197 Ben , Eun 146 Benson, Nicole 206, 210 Benlley, Brian 136 Bentz, Linda 101, 196, 217, 218, 256 Bentz, Michael 128 Benzinger, Brooke 101 Benzinger, Preston 146 Berger, Sarah 68, 136, 224 Berglund, Brent 38, 71, 128 Berndt, Todd 146 Bernier, Beth 101 Berning, Shannon 146 Berry, Elizabeth 136 Berry, Jason 136 Beverly, Shawn 38, 101, 255 Bice, Sonia 128, 188, 201 Bickel, Glen 156 Biehl, Bradley 101 Bieiko, Mark 128 Bigelow, Lora 136 Biggs, Christian 101, 229 Bilger, Timothy 128, 188, 201 Billingsley, Juan 146 Bishop, Cynthia 68, 146, 208, 224 Bishop, Kellle 128, 195, 196 Bitz. Kristle 128, 233 Blxler, Rodney 23, 128 Bjorklund, Kristin 128, 174 Block, Bryan 136 Black, Cynthia 136, 210 Block, David 36, 146 Black, Melanie 146 Block, Robert 37, 38 Blockburn, Richard 101 Blonchord, Jon 38, 101 Blanks, Fred 43, 73, 156 Blosh, Aliso 73, 128 Blcllrr, Lorry 53, 73, 78 Bloom, Mork 128, 188, 201. 202 Boggs, Beth 189 Boisture, Michele 146, 197, 199 Bojrab, Brad 37, 38, 74, 128 Bojrab, Brian 37, 38, 74, 136 Bojrab, Ernest 38, 156 Bolenbaugh, Angela 136, 206, 221 Boles, Tara 68, 136 Bolinger, Brian 38, 101, 123, 227, 247 Bolinger, Krista 128, 222 Bonifas, Heather 146 Bonner, Darnelle 60, 128 Bonni 146 Booker, Arthur 136 Booker, Bernard 156, 231 Booker, Marvin 146 Boomershine, Terry 156, 168 Boothby, Andrew 50, 136 Borders, George 146 Borders, William 36, 146, 227 Boughton, Juwanda 136 Bourne, Stephany 156 Bovie, Jerry 77, 128 Bowen, Freda 146 Bowen, Jackie 37, 38, 155, 159 E3owen, Kamilyn 136 Bowens, Walter 128 Bowers, Joseph 101 Bowlin, Heath 71, 136 Bowman, Julie 128 Boyer, Kenton 38, 101, 246 Boyer, Micheal 146 Boyer, Mike 21, 197, 198, 199 Boyles, Marcy 136 Bradford, Erika 101 Bradley, Shanese 136 Bradley, Shelronda 129, 229 Bradtmiller, Scott 136, 177, 212 Brager, Nikki 146 Brammer, Steven 129, 221 Brandenberger, Michael 146 Branning, Jason 146 Branscomb, Shannon 136, 165 Brant, Kevin 101, 212, 250 Braselton, Louis 101 Braselton, Ted 227 Braton, Todd 212 Brallen. Michael 136 Bratten, Steve 136 Braun, Michael 101 Brewer, Crystal 136, 189 Brewer, Erik 101, 196, 198 Brewer, Serianna 129, 195, 224 Bright, Larry 146 Brindel, Pamela 129 Briner, Cynthia 146, 190 Briner, Lee 101, 181, 247 Bringedahl, Jennifer 136 Bristow, Phillip 146 Britlon, Rose 136, 197 Brobst, David 101 Brobst, Michael 129 Blockhouse, Dennis 129, 227 Brockman, Larry 101 Brooks, Jermaine 36, 50, 51, 146 Brooks, Mane 25, 101 Brooks, Stephen 101 Brookshire, Tracy 136, 219 Brown, Amy 129, 221 Brown, Chennita 129 , Dam 102 Brown, Jonathan 146, 197 254 Brown, Nila 229 Brown, Stephanie 136, 206 Brown, Terry 136 Brown, William 156, 161, 208 Brownlee, Qina 129 Brubaker, Christoph 129 Brubaker, Gregory 92, 102, 196, 250 Bruin, Bernie 143 Brumker, Chris 196 Brunger, Valerie 129 Bruot, Beth 102, 224, 255 Bryan, Amy 68, 136, 197, 199 Buchheit, Jason 136, 188 Buckler, Scott 136 Buckles, Angle 146 Buckles, Bobbie 146 Budd, Malinda 136, 219 Buenconsejo, Gaynor 129 Buenconsejo, Leslie 136, 197 Bueol, Beth 168 Buhr, Chad 146 Buhr, Craig 76, 129 Burden, Kerry 145 Burden, Lisa 129 Burkhaller, April 146 Buikhart, Robert 135 Burney, Jerome 36, 50, 146 Burney, Ronald 136 Burns, Molly 53, 146 Burrldge, Richard 136, 197 Burrls, Duone 50, 129, 188, 201 Burl, Meridith 60, 67, 102 Burtnetl, Dawn 145 BurlnctI, Lisa 129 Burton, Eriko 146 Burton, Joson 35, 50, 146 Burton, Terry 37, 38, 50, 51, 156 Bush, Coleen 102, 188. 193, 201, 257 Bushue, Chcrl 135, 208, 222 Butler, Allison 136 Butler, Bryan 129 Butler, Clinton 129 Butler, Dotlcen 156, 166 Bull 102 Ilutler, Mork 196 Butler, Steven 146 Button, Arden 129 Byrd, Betina 102 Matt Ellingwood and Mary Satre entertain their class. photo Tami Clark Vlass Dis- cussions: Three brains in first row talk- ing with teach- er while rest of class talks about who ' s got a date for the week- end. Caskey, Carrie 102 Caskey, Dawn 129 Cassaday, Christine 147, 197 Casteel, Dennis 102 Casteel, Jonathan 137 Cato, John 147, 197 129 Caulley, Homer 147, 189 Cavacini, Christoph 35, 147 Cayel, Jeff 102 Cedergren, Sophia 102, 204, 230, 231, 245 Certain, Ronald 156, 166 Chalmers, Heather 40, 41, 59, 73, 137 Chambers, Amy 102 Chambers, Stefhan 137 Chandonnel, Nicole 147, 197, , Stephanie 73, 147, Cameron, Jell 195, 196, 198 Camp, Teresa 28, 102, 205, 222 Campbell, Glenn 129 Campbell, Laura 102 Campbell, Ruth 102, 172 Campbell, Virginia 137 Campos, Daniel 137 Cansler, Kalina 146 Corey, Shannon 53, 129, 188, 192, 201 Carlisle, Roshan 129 Cornoll, Jeffrey 102, 195, 196, 196 Coron, Jennifer 147, 233 Cort, Brion 137 Corr, Sheilo 129 Corr, Steven 38, 102 Corries, Doniel 147 CorteouK, Amanda 137 Corler, Boyd 186, 195, 198, 215 Corter, Gory 137 Carter, Helen 156 Carter, Lowrence 37, 38, 129 Corler, Morcus 137 Corler, Robert 129, 196 Corter. Tereso 102, 188 Cortwright, Angelo 147 Corver, Shermon 129 Cose, Donald 129 Cose, Kimberly 137 Charle: 172, II Chalterjea, Sumit 102 Chavis, William 156 Chen, Amanda 195 Chen, Chungying 147 Chevalier, Jolle 147, 188, 190, 201 Chevalier, Jude 129, 188, 201, 202 Cheviron, Michoel 37, 38, 54, 57, 156, 208 Chicoine, Michoel 147, 227 Chicolne, Michelle 88, 102, 204, 208, 215, 231, 248 Chlddister, Nicole 137 Chieso, Lynn 147 Chllds, Mork 216 Chllds, Michelle 147 Cho, Charles 37, 38, 137 Cho, Lisa 102, 249 Chobot, Gayle 156 Chobot, Kevin 102 Chowdhury, Sudip 102 Church, Eric 147 Chute, Evon 147 Clez, Doniel 129, 155 Cloflin, Donold 129 Clair, Mikel 147 Clork, Eileen 102 Clark, Elizabeth 129 Clark, Kevin 147, 197, 199 Clork, Melisso 40, 73, 147, 188 Clork, Renee 188, 201 Clork, Tomi 102, 212, 217, 218 Clork, Timothy 20, 102, 155 Clark, Tom 102 Clark, Wendy 102, 255 Claussen, Emily 137, 195 Clem, Laura 129, 229, 2.32 Clemens, Andrea 147 Clements, Shanna 19, 129, ISO Clemmer, Katherine 59, 147, 188 Clevelle, Monica 129, 195 Close, Cari 137 Close, Jeffery 137, 188, 201 Clymer, Jason 147, 197 Coats, Mary 78, 155 Cochran, Eric 50, 74, 129 Coffey, Rotiert 156 Coghill, Ryan 147, 197 Cohee, Erica 40, 66, 137 Cohee, Nicole 65, 137 Coins, A Z 253 Colbert, Bruce 31, 102, 125, 1%, 272 Colbert, Rhonda 137, 197 Colchin, Kimberly 103 Cole, Ryan 43, 137 Cole, Stephen 147 Collins, Heather 129 Collins, Lisa 137 Collins, Patrick 147 Collins, Sharon 137, 215, 217 Collins, Timothy 103 Colone, Angle 197 Colone, Rhonda 53, 67, 137, 172, 197 Comporet, Jennifer 88, 103, 251 Confer, Richord 34, 129, 212 Conner, TerrI 137 Conwell, Elbert 51, 137, 219 Conwell, Kotrlno 59, 66, 67, 137 Conwell, Thereso 103 Cook, Brodley 74, 75, 137, 141 Cooley, Michoel 147 Corell, Jomes 50, 129 Corey, Mortin 109 Cornett, Dovid 137 Cornctt, Denetlrio 147 Cornett, Kimberly 103. 248 Cornewell, Gary 137 Coinewell, Joanna 197 Correy, Marlon 36 Costello, Coren 137, 212 Coslello, Sean 147 Cottrell, Sheila 103 Couch, Douglas 36, 54, 68, 147 Cowon, James 43, 74, 129 262) WHO ' S THE BEST Cowan, Ryan 147 Cox. Nancy 159 Cox. Quentin 147 Cox. Thomas 103. 195. 196. 198 Cox. Timothy 103. 195. 196. 198 Crabtree. Kevin 129. 184. 185. 196. 199 Cfague. Kenneth 156. 161 Cramer. Angela 137 Crawford. Jason 137 Critchlow. Kimljerly 92. 103. 196. 198. 217 Cross. Eric 129. 196. 198 Cross. Karen 68, 137, 224 Croyle, Adrianne 129. 189. 210 Crozier. Jason 137 Culliertson. Matthew 137 Cupp. Jamie 103. 217. 248 Curry. Herman 38. 74. 129 Curry. Joseph 129 Curry. Richard 137 Cushing. Carolyn 103. 229 Cushing. Susan 147. 177 Cussen, Betsy 197. 233 Cussen. David 129 Cussen, Elizabeth 147 Cynar, Garret 89, 129, 230 The good news bad news grade. The good news is, you didn ' t flunk. The bad news is, you feel like you did. Dahman, Carrie 59. 67. 137 Dailey. Jennifer 147. 188 Dalman. Ed 103 Dalrymple. Kirk 147. 189. 20 Dance. Onetha 129 Daney. Jeffrey 137. 177. 212. 215 Daney, Jennifer 65. 147 Daney. John 137. 212 Daniels. Mark 156 Danielsen. Kelly 147. 188 Davis. Brandon 37. 38. 129 Davis. Christopher 137 Davis. James 74. 103 Davis. Jennell 137. 206 Davis. Jonathan 103. 196 Davis. Keva 137. 210 Davis. Keytron 36. 147 . Kimberly 147 EasI 129 Davi 103 Davis. Michelle 103. 154 Davis, . atrice 229 Davis. Richard 156. 219 Davis. Rick 38. 103. 147. 251 Davis. Robert 156. 175 Davis. Stacey 103. 229 Davis 195 Davis 1 58. 59. 147. 129 Dawson. Ebony 147 Dawson. Joel 37. 38. 129 Day. Kassandra 137. 189. 208 Dean. Dianne 147 Dean, Donald 147 Deck, Michele 137 Decker, Abigail 18. 19. 103, 212, 217. 257 Decker. Jennifer 18. 137. 197. 212 Decker. Neal 129. 18 . 201, 233 DeLeon, Stacey 147 Dellinger, Cretchen 103. 118. 166. 195 Dellinger. Robert 156 Den. Darcy 129 Denio. Rhonda 103 Dennie. Rodger 137 Dentier. Jennifer 129. 164 Dentzer. Kirk 103 Derheimer. Laurie 59. 65. 79. 137 Dettmer, Julie 137 DeVito, Mark 37, 38, 129, 229 Dick, Thomas 129 Dick, William 147 Diffendarfer, Diana 30, 104, 205, 208, 249 Dikeolakos. Diane 104 Dill. Shawn 129. 193. 196. 198. 201. 230 Diller. Brooks 147 Dinius. Michelle 137. 189. 201 DiPrimio. Anita 63. 156 DiPrimio. Sam 36. 37. 38. 50. 51. 156 Doan. Brian 137 Dodds. Lanett 137 Dodos. Michole 188 Dodzik. Julie 129. 233 Dodzik. Peter 137 Doell. Christoph 129 Doerffler. Byron 156 Doerffler. Dean 38. 39. 156. 175 Dominguez. Julie 147 Domurat. Kathleen 147 Doran. Patrick 129 Dorman. Darryck 147 Dorman. Donnie 137 Dougherty. Kevin 34. 104 Dougherty. Kris 129. 166 Douglas. Tonya 137. 197 Dowdy. Stephanie 137 Downing. Gregory 104. 196 Downs. Thomas 42. 43. 104 Drake. Christoph 68. 69. 147 Drew. Robert 137 Driscoll. Barbara 137. 197 Drudge. Regina 104 Dufor. Tonsha 60. 129 Dugan. Nicholas 137. 197. 198. 201. 227 Dukes. Kevin 74. 137. 201 Dunbar, Heidi 129 Dun. , Andr! 137 Duncan, Andy 197 Dunn, Robin 30, 104, 208. 215. 218. 219 Dwyer. Dawn 93. 129. 222 Dybiec. Anne 147 Dye. Angle 137 Dye. Pamela 104. 188 Et ssay Exam: More than you ' ve ever written about less than you ' ve ever known. Eastom. Christopher 50. 137 Ebetino. Franklin 157. 212 Eby, William 137 Eddy. Mary Lou 157 Edmonds. Cindi 129 Edmonds. Ginny 147. 197 Edwards. Lisa 28. 129. 222 Edwards. Steve 129. 217. 218 Elder. Heather 129 Elder. Hollie 147 Eldridge. AC 57. 157 Elett. Angela 147, 188, 221 Elett, Jolene 138, 189. 201 Eley. Gregory 147 Elis. Libby 212 Ellenwood. Matt 166. 184. 195. 196. 199 Ellenwood. Matthew 104 Ellington. John 57. 104 Ellingwood. Jeremy 138. 197 Ellingwood. Matt 122. 203. 262 Elliot. Angela 147 Elliot. Teresa 104. 206 ELLIOT. TERI 258 Elliot. Terri 207 Elliott. Angle 58 Elliott. Nicholas 138 Ellis. Damon 147 Ellis. Elizabeth 138 Ellis. Libby 143. 208 Ellis. Steve 165 Emberlin. Kurt 38. 51. 74. 129 Emmerson, Kristine 104 Englar. Jennifer 138 Englar. Jenny 233 English. Michael 138. 219 Ensley, Chris 65, 143, 177, 197, 233 Ensley, Christina 138 Erby, Leon 147 Errington. April 104, 212 Ervin, Elethia 59, 60, 138 Ervin, Raquel 58, 147 Escobedo. Rob 3? Escobedo. Robby 38 Escobedo. Robert 130 Esslinger. Jennifer 147. 197. 199 Esterline. Thomas 104 Esterline. Tom 229. 258 Eubank. Jason 138 Euckert. Richard 130 Evans. Chad 104. 227 Eversman. Eric 138 Jk ree- Reading Period: Comic book time. Farmer. Matthew 148 Farrell. Edward 104 Farrell. Rosalie 157 Fawley, Christy 104 Federoff. Scott 138. 21 2 Federspiel. Michael 104 Federspiel. Mike 229 Feeley. Bobin 200 Feeley, Robin 130, 188, 201 Fell. Feldheim, Greg 180 Feldheim, Gregory 104 Feldman, Kevin 89, 104, 118 Felton, Zach 197 Felton, Zachary 148 Felton, Zack 199 Ferguson, Sean 36 Ferguson, Shaun 148 Ferrando. Jesus 104 Ferriol. David 104 Ferro. Kelly 148. 231 Ferro. Stacey 97. 207 Ferro. Stacy 130. 206. 217. 218 Ferry. Bryan 130 Ferry. Shannon 40. 41, 73, 148. 188 Field. Gregory 138 Fields. Joseph 148 Finger. Amy 104 Fink. Tracy 148. 197. 233 Finnigan. Erina 104. 224 FIRESTINE. ANGELA 104. 249 Firestine. Angle 224 Fischer. Brett 138. 197 Fischer. Deanna 64. 65. 130. 196 Fisher, Brian 104 Fisher, Chad 104 Fisher. Melody 138, 189 Fisher, Sara 104, 196, 258 Fitzsimmons, Michael 138 Fitzsimmons, Mike 227 Fixr, Clothes 246 Flaningan, Julia 105 FLANNIGAN, JULIE 258 Flares, Bryan 133 Fleeger. Angela 105 Fleming. Angela 27. 105. 270 Fleming. Angie 188. 202 Flennery. Katherine 130 Flint. Waldo 105 Flohr. Stephen 157 Floras. Bryan 130 Flowers. Jill 26. 60. 65. 105 Flye. Keith 105. 211 Flynn. Karen 130 Foelber. Jackie 178. 179 Foelber. Jacqueline 157 Folks. Sheila 138 Foote. Derek 77. 138 Ford. Kimberly 130. 188. 201. 270 Ford, Nija 148 Fold, Wendy 105, 208, 215 Fore. Amy 130. 189 Fore. Kan 148 Fortney. Mall 37. 38. 197 Fortney, Matthew 138 Foster, Caroline 148 Foster. Jeremy 130 Foust. Marcus 148. 188. 189 Fox, 105 France, James 148 France, Laura 148 Francoeur. Greg 212 Francoeur. Gregory 130 Francoeur. John 138. 212 Franke. Jason 148 Franklin. Keith 105 Franklin. Matt 227 Franklin. Matthew 130 Franklin, Megan 130 Franklin, Sondra 138 Frazer, Willean 229 Frazer, Willielean 105 Frazier, Keith 37, 38. 74. 138 Freck. Amiee 138. 222 Freck, Carol 157, 169 Frecker, Sarah 148, 197 Frederick, Kim 189, 229 Frederick, Kimberly 130 Frederick, Michael 130 Frederick, Mike 229 Freeland, Colleen 148, 188, 189, 206 Freeman, Robert 138, 197 Freeman, Tonia 138, 197 Frey, David 148. 189 Frick. Stacey 53. 130 FRIER. ANGIE 105. 252 Fruit. Phillip 138 Fryar. Naya 130. 229 Fryback. Heather 105 Fryback. Jennifer 148 Fryer. Naya 188 Fudala. Jeffrey 138 197 Fuqu !38 vTradua- tion: 1.) Process by which the crazy array of nerds, weirdos, and flakes of school become the nerds, weirdos, and flakes of fond memory. 2.) The absolute final date for turning in over- due book reports. Gaboriault. Sheri 148 Gabrys. Christoph 148 Gaby. Christoph 148 Gael. Danielle 105. 222. 223. Gantz. Kristen 224 Gantz. Kristin 148 Card. Mark 130 Garey. Alexander 130 Carver. Ann 148 Gary. Barb 105 Gaslee. Brian 105 Geans. Larry 37. 38. 50. 74. 138. 219 GEBERT, DAM 251 Gebert, Danny 105 Geddi Geer, Jeff 1 Geer, Jeffery 138 201 Troy Engleman was diagnosed with leu- kemia about one year ago. He began treat- ments at Riley Children ' s Hospital, but as his condition worsened, he was trans- ferred to a medical center in Iowa. Although I only had Troy in one of my classes last year, 1 quickly became at- tached to his friendly smile, his quick mind, and his lively sense of humor. I feel bad that I never had the opportunity to get to know Troy as well as I would have liked to. H owever, I feel lucky to have known him at all — even for that short time — because he truly was a person to look up to and admire, and I know we will all miss him. — Nancy Zumwalt WHO ' S THE BEST : Gentry, Erik 105 Gerdom, Mary 105 Gerig, Don 180 Gerig. Donavon 157 Cholston. Carrie 105 Giang. Tuong 106 Gibson. Dan 74 Gibson, Daniel 157 Gibson, Demetrius 54, 148 Gibson, Natasha 59, 138 Gibson, Todd 138 Gilbert. Jennifer 197 Gilbert. Rachel 130 Giles. Jennifer 148 Giles. Jenny 188. 189. 206 Gill. Andrew 138 Gill. Scott 106 Cilmore, Eli 138 Ginder, Park 68 Gindet. Phil 59. 60 Ginder. Philip 157 Ginder. Tammy 66, 138. 212 Ging, Tracey 143 Ging, Tracy 138, 222 Girardot, Tracey 106 Giska, Neal 148 Civens. Jack 106. 196. 227, 256 Givens. Kerri 148 Glass. Angelique 130 Glass. Tia 60. 61. 73. 130 Glaze. Brett 106, 208, 257 Glendening, Jessica 157, 179, 265 Glenlzer, Angela 106 Glentzer, Angie 96, 217, 248 Godwin, Tonya 148 Coeglein, Kristen 130 Coeglein, Mark 138 Compf, Carolyn 159 Congwer, Amy 130, 229 Gonzales, Joe 36, 50, 197 Gonzalez, Joseph 148 Goodman, Elise 130, 229 Gordon, Peggy 148 Gordon, Thomas 157 Gorman, Blaine 130, 196 Gorman, Deitrick 138, 197 Gorman, Dietrick 199 , Katri Gosheff, Eftim 130 Gosheff, Tim 196, 197 Gottfried, Charlene 130, 196, 229 Coyal, Usha 148 Craber, Chris 36 Craber, Christoph 148 Craber, Michelle 138, 208, 222 Cradeless, David 148, 189 Grady, Alisa 106, 229 Graham, Jana 138 Graham, Kara 130 Graham, Kelly 148, 197 Graham, Kristina 148 Graham, Tina 197, 199, 208 Grandberry, Denese 138 Granning, Ten 138, 197 Granning, Troy 148, 169 Grant, Brian 130 Grant, Laura 106, 119 Grant, Steve 130 Grantham, Elizabeth 148 Grantham, Liz 178 Grave, Rhett 130 Gray, Freda 138 Gray, Natasha 106, 210, 229 Grayson, Kamonte 138 Green, Donna 157 Green, Jennifer 148 Green, Raymond 36, 54, 55, , Patri Greene, Patty 195 Greene, Sonji 130 Gregg. Angela 138 Gregg. Janine 65 Gregg. Jannine 130. 212 Cresham, Jamie 148. 188 Creubel. Bradley 106 Griffin. Alexander 149 Griffin. Bryan 138 Griffin. Jon 130 Griffin. Narviar 149. 222 Griffith. Grif . Mic 130 Griffith, Pat 219 Griffith. Patrick 130 Griffith. Tom 197 Crilfilhs. Peggy 149 Grililh. Mike 170 Grigsby. Edward 38. 106 Grischke. Troy 130 Crogg. Stacey 130 Gronlham. Liz 188 Gross. Marc 106 Grotemal, Kirslen 149, 197, 199 Grove, Joel 138 Groves, Adam 130 Groves, Lysa 138 Oruber, Bcckl 130 Grubcr, Rebecca 188 Grunnwnll, Michael 138 Grunden, Poulma 53, 66, 138 Guenthcr, Adrian 130 Culngrlch, Bill 149 Gurudull, Vnndana 149, 206 Ouslln. Julie 106, 196, 224 H onor System: Test in which you ' re watched like a hawk from the back of the room in- stead of the front. Hagedorn, David 130 Hagerty, Shannon 130, 217 Haigh, Vickie 157 Hairston, Marcus 53, 106 Hairston, Tina 130, 189 Haki, Ruth 159 Hakr, Ruth 159 Hale, Amanda 58, 59, 149, 18 208 Hall, Bonnie 149 Hall, Jennifer 149, 197 Hall, Veronica 138 Hamilton, Contrail 149 Hamilton. Lori 84 Hamilton, Mitzi 159 Hamilton, Vvonne 106 Hamlin, Matt 154 Hamlin, Matthew 106 Hammel, Jeffrey 149 Hammell, Jeff 54 Hampshire, Aaron 149 Hand, Barry 130 Hand, Stacey 65, 138 Han 149 Harden, Ceorethia 138 Hardesty, Krystal 130 Hardiek, Marc 197 Hardiek, Marcus 149 Harding, Pam 188 Harding, Pamela 149 Hardy, Brian 149 Hardy, Fredrica 149 Hardy, Michael 130 Hardy, Terrence 138 Harley, Susan 138 Harmeyer, Joel 138 Harmeyer, Joey 230, 231 Harmeyer, Robert 130 Harper, Betty Jo 157, 208, 212 Harper, Doug 196 Harper, Douglas 106 Harper, Lawanda 130, 210, 211 Harper, Marcus 149 Harris, Alicia 73, 106 Harr , Barl 138 Harris, Becki 138, 232 Harris, Chris 106, 196 Harris, Deborah 106 Harris, J C 57 Harris, Jermaine 149 Hams, Lalorial 55, 138 Harrison, Amy 130, 224 Harrison, Jessica 65, 138, 212 Hart, Darren 130, 196, 198 Hart, Irvin 157 Hart, Ruth 157 Hart, Tonya 65, 138, 212 Hart, Trisha 195 Harter, Rob 37 Harvey, Requal 130 Haskin, Jennifer 138 Haskin, Jenny 59 Hassig, Michael 130 Hassoun, Claire 106, 124 Hastings, Dave 29, 227 Hastings, David 106 Hasty, Beth 222 Hasty, Elizabeth 130 Haugk, Tracy 58, 66, 67, 149 Hauser, Jennifer 197 Haw Haw , Chri 130 149 Hay, Deborah 138 Hayes, John 55, 89, 138, 227 Head, Kelley 138, 233 Heading, Luann 159 Heck, Bill 36 Heck, Christopher 130 Heck, Heath 43, 130 Heck, William 149 Hegerleld, Stacy 138 Heinecke, Heidi 130 Heins, Bill 188 Hems, William 157, 189 Heilger, Darlea 159 Heilger, Jeff 38, 51 Heilger, Jeffrey 106 Heller, Dcena 149, 195 Heller, Janelle 130 Helmick, Dan 138 Hemingway, Aaron 131 Hemmer, Martha 157 Henderson, Jason 131 Henderson, Mike 37 Henderson, Sharon 106 Hen 138 Henry. Angela 149 Henry. Angie 197. 199, 208 Henry, Cynthia 138 Henry, Melissa 138, 178, 233 Hensch, Sharl 107 Hensler, Brian 131 Hcnsler, Susan 138, 208, 212 Herald, Coy 34. 74. 75, 107 Herbold, Thomas 149 Herrberg, Chad 131, 227 Herrberg, Erik 149 Herron, Heather 138 Herron, Heidi 107, 119 Hewes, Natalie 157 Hey, David 157 Heyn, David 139 Hiatt, Andrew 149 Hiatt, Andy 197, 199 Hice. Thomas 139 Hice, Tom 37, 38, 120, 208 Hickbottom, Christoph 149 Hickbottom, Tammie 149 Hicks, Angela 149 Hicks, Angie 173 Hicks, Lisa 131, 229 Hicks, Michelle 139 Higle, Andrew 68, 139 , Jarr 107 Hill 1 229 Hill, Karyn 139, 197, 199 Hilligas, Matt 198 Hilligoss, Matt 197 Hilligoss, Matthew 139 Hinlon, Cheri 18, 96, 131, 217 Hinton, Matt 84 Hinton, Matthew 131 Hipps, Ryan 139 HIssong, Tanasa 149, 206 Hitchcock, Kurlie 107, 217 Hixson, Annette 107, 195 Hixson, Carolyn 139, 189 Hobbs, Robby 139 Hobrock, Ken 36 Hobrock, Kenneth 149 Hodge, Natasha 149 Hodge, Shalonda 139 Hodson, Daniel 139 Hodson, Deborah 107, 196 Hoeft, Tim 196 Hoeft, Timothy 131 Hoekstra, Anthony 139 Hoemig, Michele 149 Hoffman, Jason 131 Hogge, Wolliam 149 Hogue. Dietrich 139 Hogue. Kameth 149 Hogue. Mark 175 Holland. James 139 Holland. Jamie 71 Hollenberg, Wi 157 . Kozette 131 Holloway. Willard 157 Holman. Shannon 139. 210 Holom. Dave 50 Holom. David 149 Holom. Michael 131 Holom. Mike 38. 71 Holsworth, Sean 107 Holt. Bryce 139, 197 Holt, Glen 195, 196 Holtzberg, Dedrea 107 HOLTZBERG, DEE DEE 249 Holtzberg, DeeDee 28, 224, 225 Honer, James 139 Honer, Willie 149 Hontz, James 149 Hontz, Jim 68 Hontz, Robbie 230 Hontz, Robert 139 Hook, Steven 149, 189 Hoover, Christoph 149 Hoover, Matt 183 HOOVER, MATTHEW 107, 256 Hoover, Michael 107 Hoover, Mike 217, 267 Hoover, Rodney 139 Hopkins, Michal 107 Hopkins, Tracie 139 «n 53, 73, 157 Hou 149 Housel, Richard 157, 229 Houy. Andre 139 Hovermale, StacI 149, 179, 188 Hoverman, Stacy 221 Howard, Janice 159 Howard, Keith 43, 74, 131 Howard, Lesley 149, 188 Howard, Mark 74, 131 Howe, Lisa 64, 65. 107. 122 Howe. Tanya 53. 149 Hudson. Dan 51 Hudson. Danny 131 Huepenbecket, Holly 107, 233 Hughes, Demetrus 149 Hughes, Demitrius 36 Hughes, Melissa 58, 66, 131, 149 Hughes, Randy 149 Hughes, Stacey 33, 60, 61, 67, 78, 131, 208, 221 Hughes, Tim 74, 75 Hughes, Timothy 139 Hull, Jenny 139, 233 Hull, Julie 107, 229 Hulllnger, Vicki 86, 131, 201 Humphrey, Charmene 60, 107 Hunche, Rob 36 Hunsche, Rob 197 Hunsche, Robert 149 Hunter, Benjamin 107 Hunter, Deslree 149 Hunter, Fredrick 139 Huntington, Michael 107 Huntington, Mike 51 Hursh, Christen 139 . Vickl 107, 233 Hull 139 Huynh, Hang 107 Iq: number calcu- lated by taking sum total of all available knowledge, mi- nus everything you ' ve forgot- ten or slept through, divid- ed by number of hours spent playing video games and watching soap operas, times square root of shoe size. lanucilli, Pamela 157 Imel, Richard 131 Ingling, Stover 77, 139, 197, 212, 215 Inman, Chad 149, 230 Inman, Robert 131 Irvine, Andre 37, 38, 131 Isley, Curtis 139 Isom, April 131 Isom, Louise 157 Clust a Lit- tle Home- work: Read 10 chap- ters, complete review excer- cises, fiv e to seven hand- written pages, single spaced, both sides, in ink, no mis- takes, due at 7:15 a.m. sharp! Jackson, Abdul 149 Jackson, Amy 131, 196, 224 Jackson, Angie 107 Jackson, Anthony 139 Jackson, James 139 Jackson, Jennifer 149 Jackson, Jenny 197 Jackson, Matthew 149 Jackson, Meredith 188 Jackson, Meridelh 180 Jackson, Michelle 149 Jackson, Shannon 139 Jackson, Steve 197, 199 JacI , Ste ' 149 Jacobs, Brandy 131, 1%, 197 Jacobs, Scott 139, 212 Jacquay, Al 171 Jacquay, Albert 157 Jacquay, Kim 40, 73. 189 Jacquay, Kimberly 139 Jalkanen, Michelle 131 Janek, Nisa 89, 149. 206 Jeffers. Linda 157 Jefferson. Marcus 54 Jehl. Teresa 71. 131. 233 Jehle. Kenneth 131 Jenkins. Fred 24 Jewell. Angela 131 Jewell. Angie 188. 200. 201 Johns. Katherine 149 Johns. Kaly 188. 206 Johns. Wendy 107 Johns. William 107 Johnson. Adrian 36. 149. 188. 189 Johnson. Arica 139 Johnson. Carl 149. 208 Johnson. Darrick 131 Johnson. Darryl 51. 107 Johnson. Dove 38, 70, 71 Johnson, David 107 Johnson, Denise 139 Johnson, Dennis 37, 131 Johnson, Dwana 131 Johnson. Eugene 156 The English squad of the Academic Su- per Bowl Team was first in Northeast Indi- ana but was not invited to compete at the state competition. The English squad consisted of Lisa Stewart, Team Captain; Liz Wyatt and Lara Wegner. There were ten team mem- bers that were prepared to compete. There are five other squads on the team. They are Science, Social Studies, Math, Fine Arts, and All-Round. The trick to this is to be prepared. The I.S.E. chooses a topic, this year ' s was Indiana. The idea Is to learn all you can about the topic that pertains to your squad. Then when you go to competition you are asked questions about the topic that deals with your squad. It ' s much like a game show. The way to get to state Is to have the most points out of all other teams. The problem was that the team only had one after school practice meet with area schools, therefore they had very few points going Into the regional meet. They placed first In the regional meet but were not asked to compete at the next level due to their low points. " I was really happy that we won at regionals and was looking forward to par- ticipating at the state competition. Unfor- tunately, we were not chosen to compete at state because It is based on points and not on whether you won first place at regionals. I was upset and disappointed because we had worked hard. It was un- fair especially to Lisa Stewart and me who are seniors but hopefully next year the rules will be changed. The Academic Super Bowl competitions are definitely worth the time and effort, " commented Lara Wegner. — Tanasa Hissong 264) WHO ' S THE BEST Johnson. Greg 37. 38 Johnson. Gregory 139 Johnson. Jeff 189 Johnson. Jeffrey 131. 149 Johnson. Kate 66 Johnson. Kelly 139 Johnson. Latasha 149 Johnson. Latrece 107 Johnson. Leigh 149 Johnson. Leigh Ann 22. 231 Johnson. Leigh Ann 58 Johnson. Monica 72. 73. 78. 149. 195 Johnson. Monique 72. 73. 78. 131 Johnson. Natasha 149 Johnson. Stacy 149 Johnson. Terrance 139 Johnson. Valerie 149 John . Vert 131 Joiner. Calhy 107 Joinei. Holly 206 Jokoty. John 107 Jokoty. Timothy 139, 227 Jones. Christine 107 Jones. Debbie 139. 189. 231 Jones. Felicia 107. 139 Jones. Ingram 36. 149 Jones. Jeff 36. 74 Jones. Jeffery 149 Jones. Jermaine 36. 54. 150 Jones. Karen 19. 108. 212. 252 Jones. Laura 108 Jones. Laurie 233 Jones. Quincy 150 Jones. Raquel 108. 167. 210 Jones. Ron 227 Jones. Ronnie 131. 138. 201 Jones. Stacey 131 Jones. Tanika 139 Jones. Tommy 131 Jordan. Pam 61. 73. 131 Jordan. Pamela 60 Juneau, Daniel 196 Juneau, Danielle 131. 195. 198 Jur. Angel 222. 223 Jur. Angela 150 Jur, Rob 221 Jur. Robert 131 Justice. Martha 139 Justice. Mary Anne 108. 215. 271 JEknowl- edge: Mysterious con- tents of the mind of the genious in the first row, third seat from the left. Keefer, Chad 77. 150 Keelan. Christine 108 Keene, Heather 131 Keil. Dawn 67 Keim. James 157 Keim. Jim 34 Kelble. Caren 108. 218 Keider. Susan 131, 196. 198 Keller. Allen 150 Keller, Charmaine 150, 180 206 Keller, Jason 131 Kelley, Michael 139 Keiley, Pat 229 Keiley, Patrick 131 Kelley, Tina 150, 197 Kellum Christy 150, 188 Kelly. Mike 145 Kelly. Susan 108 Kelsaw. Coshawndra 150 KELSAW. COTEAL 108. 257 Keisaw. Genita 73, 131 Kelsaw, Keyia 139, 189 Kelsaw, Landis 139, 227 Keisaw, Mia 108, 210, 229, 258 Kelsaw, Stacey 38, 51, 74, 131 Kempf, Chris 27 Kempf, Ciristoph 108 Kenniry, Maria 222 Keplinger, James 108 Keppler, Trent 50 Kerns, Daniel 139 Kerr, Mark 50, 150 Kessler, Ben 197, 198, 217 . Matt 197 139 , Ma ' 139 Kei Kei Kessler, Robert 139 Keuneke, Mildred 157 Keuneke, Scott 139 Key, Toya 150, 222 Kiel, Dawn 59, 139 Kiigore, Ann 157 Kilpaltick, Pat 195 Kimmel, Jane 157 Kimmerly, Jason 150 Kmcaid, Randall 108 Kincaid, Shan 139, 166 King, Chad 54, 150 King, Chonda 150, 188 King, Jason 131, 229 King, Samuel 108 King, Tiffany 139 Kinnery, Maria 168 Kinney, Aaron 150 Kinnity, Maria 131 Kinslow, Delia 67 Kinslow, Elam 108 Kintz, Andrew 139 Kirchner, Jeff 38, 70, 71 Kirchner, Jeffrey 131 Kirkham, Kristen 150, 188 Kirkman, Delia 139 Kirkman, Kelly 108 Kirkman, Scott 139 Kirkpatrick, Pat 36 Kirkpatrick, Royal 150 Kiser, Chris 150, 197, 199 Kivi, Michelle 108, 188, 218 Kivi, Missy 217 Kivl, William 150 Klee, Kevin 157, 188, 196, 197 199 Klein, Amy 150 Klein, Jennifer 131 Klein, Jenny 215, 229 Kleinedam, Dave 198 Kleinedam, Mark 198 Kleineidam, David 108 , Mark 150 Kie Klemm, Kurt 131 Klepper, Trent 139, 188, 201, 202, 203 Klepper, Troy 74, 108 Kline, Steven 108 Klineidam, David 196 Klingenberger, David 140 Klingenberger, Emilie 140 Klingentjerger, Thomas 108 Klingenberger, Tom 219 Klopfenstein, Michael 108 Klopfenstein, Mike 71, 89, 217, 218 Knessley, Lori 196 Koch, Dennis 68, 150 Koczan, Ann 231 Koczan, Ann Marie 131 Koegel, Dan 70 Koegel, Jennifer 150, 197 Koegel, John 131, 196, 201 Koenig, Thomas 150 Kofoid, Kim 188 Kofoid, Kimberly 150 Kohler, Anthony 140 Kohli, Chad 38, 39, 71, 131 208 Kohli, Dawn 71, 140, 232 Kohrr KOHRMAN, WILLIAM 108, 247 Koomler, Brian 140 Korhman, Bill 193 Korte, Kalhy 196 Korte, Todd 196 Kortenber, Karen 131 Kortenberg, Karen 196 Kortte, Angela 140 Kortle, Angie 197 alenko, Joseph 150, 189 ner, Helen 159 iskopf, Denise 150, 195 Krohn, Phil 197 Krosky, Bob 226, 227 Krosky, Robert 108 Kruchten, Nicole 140 Krucina, Michael 131 Ktucina, Mike 50 Kruger, Scott 37, 38, 55, 57, 71, 140 Kruger, Wendy 160, 216, 217 Kruse, Chris 150 Kuriz, Ryan 140, 197, 199 Kurtz, Todd 43, 74, 150, 197 Kutzner, Daria 188 Kutzner, Karia 150, 189 Kutzner, Kristine 131 Kyrou, Marsha 150, 192, 194 195 Kyrou, Michelle 131, 194, 195 JUocker Partner: seldom-seen person whose most noticeable characteristic is sloppiness, and whose gym shoes smell like buzzard breath. Ladig, Jeffrey 140 Lafountain, Travis 150 Lambert, Jeremy 150 Lambert, Robert 160 Lampkins, Linda 131 Lance, Lori 225 Land, Matt 37, 51, 68, 141 Land, Matthew 38, 140 Landes, Tonya 131 Landis, Tonya 23 Lanes, Key 245 Langley, Terri 131 Langston, Edward 140 Lankenau, KarIa 150, 188 Lankenau, Meredith 140, 206 Lanning, Angela 150 Lantz, Laurie 108, 168, 224 Laurie, Charles 160 Lawrence, Natasha 72, 73, 131 Lawrence, Pat 18 5, 194, 195, 198, 201 Lawrence, Patrick 131, 196 Lawrence, Tim 197, 199 Lawrence, Timothy 150 Lawson, Glenn 108 Lawson, Juanita 131 Leach, Talii 140 Leatherman, Jason 140 Lederman, Babette 131 Lee, Andre 140 Lee, Andrew 140, 150 Lee, Dorothy 150 Lee, Joe 195, 248 Lee, Joseph 108 Lee, Juanita 160 Lee, Sung 140, 143, 208, 222 Lehman, Virginia 109 Leigh Ann Johnson 59 Lemaster, Thomas 150 Lepant, James 38, 140 Lepant, Jim 37 Lepant, Michael 150 Lepant, Mike 36 Lepper, Clarence 140 Lester, Jennifer 131 Levitt, Chris 37, 38 Levitt, Christoph 140 Levy, Dick 172 Levy, Richard 160 Lewis, Ayanna 150 Lewis, Calvin 109 Lichtsinn, Chad 140 Lichtsinn, Craig 131 Lichtsinn, Ryan 150 Liggett, Matthew 150 Lightfoot, Bruce 140, 197 Lindeman, Barb 66, 67, 197 Lindeman, Barbara 140 Linder. Elaine 140, 189 Lindhorst, Dawn 150, 188 Lindner, Melissa 131 Linnemeier, Julie 109 Linnemeier, Staci 150 Linsky, Neil 109 Lipa, Kimberly 140 Little, Jada 52, 53, 131, 210 Little, Linelte 73, 140 Little, Mike 138 Lock, Paula 150 Loew, Dawn 109, 233 Loew, Jennifer 150 Lohr, Kathleen 109, 249 Lohr, Kathy 195 Lombardo, Angela 131, 208 Loll, Ginny 119, 232, 257 Lott, Virginia 109 Lovejoy, Jason 150, 197 Lovelace, Chris 24, 57 Lovelace, Christoph 109 Lovelace, Larry 55, 140 Loveless, Catherine 150 Lovell, Jeff 34, 217, 230 Lovell, Jeffrey 140 LOVELL, JERI 109, 252 Lowe, Doug 197 Lowe, douglas 140 Lowe. Kenneth 132 Lubbehausen. James 160 Lubbehausen. Karen 160 Lubbehusen, Michael 150 Lubbehusen. Mike 197. 199 Lubbenhausen. Mike 199 Lucas. Bruce 36. 150 Lucas. Teresa 109, 233, 250 Lude, Amy 140 Ludwig, Penny 150. 195 Marquardt. Stephen 140 Marquart. Angela 109 Marquart. Jacob 150 Marquart, Jake 197, 199 Marquart, Jessica 132, 195, 198 Marsh, Louis 156 Marshall, Kelly 109, 247 Martin, Andrew 132 Martin, Andy 230 Martin, Catia 150 Martin, Corey 33, 56, 57 Martin, Elizabeth 140, 189 Martin, Leanne 140 Martin, Melissa 140 Martin, Michael 140 M, ultiple Choice: Three out of four chances to be wrong. Mai ■ 224 Martin, Modneska 132 Martin, Meska 229 Martin, Roanne 140, 224 Martin, Ryan 140, 197 Martin, Stacy 140, 188, 201 Marl 160 Machamer, Roger 150 Madden, Matthew 150 Madden, Patrick 132 Madro, Heather 109, 229 Maher, Sean 109 Makovic, Michael 150, 189 Makovic, Mike 188 Malcolm, Michelle 132 Mailer, Julie 140 MalmlofI, Kalhy 73, 150, 231 Malone, Marc 109, 227 Malone, Michele 73 Malone, Michelle 109 Manakis, Rick 196 Manos, Steve 19 Manos, Steven 109 Mansbach, Geraldine 160 Manter, Cheryl 132, 196 Manth, Jennifer 160 Markland, Michelle 132 Markowski, Michelle 140 Marks, Krlsli 150, 188, 189, 224 MARKOLIS, DAVID 109, 252 Markulis, Gregg 140 Marlon, Corey 150 Mason, Holly 140, 224 Massey, Scon 132, 196, 198 Masterson, Derek 150 Mathieson, Rich 96 Mathieson, Richard 109 Mattern, Ed 219 Mattern, Edward 132 MaltiK, Jennifer 150 Maurer, Dennis 110 Maxwell, Jay 37, 38, 140 May, Patrick 110 May, Pay 196 May, Robert 140 Maydwell, Landiran 150 Mayernick, Michelle 140 Mayernick, Shelly 201 Mayo, Angelique 132 Mazakis, Ricky 132 McBride, Lorle 132 McBride, Rhonda 150 McCann, Christopher 150 McChesney, Rhonda 132 McChessney, Rhonda 231 McClintock, Janet 160 McClinlock, Karen 132, 212, 215, 233 McClure, Billy 150 McClurg, Mark 132 McComas, Scott 140 McConiga, Doug 196, 197, 19 McConiga, Douglas 132 McCory, Elizabeth 110 McCory, John 160, 212 McCory, Maureen 196, 232 McCrary, Sonya 150 McCray. Paul 37, 38, 140 McCullough, Catherine 150 McCullough, Cathy 73 McCullough, Steve 38, 70, 71 McCullough, Steven 132 McDonald, Rodd 132 McDonalds 253 McElroy, Ann 32, 53, 132 McElroy, April 40, 41, 53, 140 McElroy, Leann 140 McFadden, Lori 132 McGann, Sean 42, 43, 97, 110 123, 163, 216. 217. 247 McGann. Steve 19 McGary. Kellie 110 McGhee. Alica 150 McChee. Alicia 197, 210 McGinnis, Gregg 150 McKale, Bobbie 150 McKee, Joan 160 McKenna, Jamilee 140 McKinzie, Gretchen 110 McManus, Barrett 132, 196 McMeans, James 110 McNait, William 140 McNeal, Brian 110 McNeal, Kelly 150 McPherson, Barbara 175 McPherson, Barbra 151 Meade, Regnal 151 Meadows, Paul 140 Mecila, Michael 140 Meinerding, Kelly 59, 66, 151 Mendler, Beverly 159 Mendler, Kelly 140, 215. 222 Mendler. Michael 151 Mendler. Mike 36, 68 Menefee, Laura 151 Merchant, Dan 229, 230 Merchant, Daniel 110 Merr 140 Merritts, Nancee 188, 201, 233 Merz, David 244 Method, Laura 140 Meyer, Kim 215, 233 Meyer, Kimberly 132 Meyer, Matthew 151 Meyers, Julie 198 Meyers, Tim 188 Middlelon, Chad 37, 38, 50, 140, 195 Milan, Cedric 37, 38, 74, 140 Mildworm, Judith 160 Miles, Anita 110 Miles, Ranaye 132 Milholland, Michael 151 Ms. Jessica Glendening models the latest in Ger- man hair fashions. photo Tami Clark WHO ' S THE BEST (265 Milholland, Mike 43 Miller ' s. Dawn 93 Miller. Amanda 140 Miller. Amy 140 Miller. Brendan 151. 197 Miller. Brent 151 Miller. David 110 Miller. Dawn 139. 140. 215. 222. 223 Miller. Dodie 151. 188. 206. 210 Miller. Dorinda 132, 222 Miller. George 160. 161 Miller. Jason 230 Miller. Jennifer 110. 188. 201 llller. Mandy 197 151 Mill Mill Miller. Tarr Miller. Thomas 151 Miller. Troy 140 Mills. Follie 151 Mills. Heather 66. 67. 1 32. 231 Minick. Michael 132 Minnich. Julia 140 MINNICH. LISA 110. 245 Minnich. Sarah 132 Minnich. Thomas 132 Minnick. Richard 151 Miser. Kerri 110. 206. 215 Mis 140 Miser. Tracey 151 Miser. Tracy 40. 73 Moden. Carrie 160 Moden. Derrick 1 1 1 Mohandespour. Fatomeh 140 Mohandespour. Faye 206 Moliere. Jennifer 111. 215 Monnelt. Erin 233 Monnier. Brenda 140. 189 Monnot. Erin 140 Monnot. Kerry 140 Moore. April 140. 189 Moore. Brett 151 Moore. Dave 229 Moore. David 1 1 1 Moore. Demita 151. 188 Moore. Jil 111. 138 Moore. Myra 132 Moore. Renee 151 Moore. Shawanna 151. 195 Moore. Sheila 1 1 1 Moore. Shelia 229 Moore. Tornell 57 Moran. Christoph 140 Moran. Pal 227 Morehouse. Ronald 151 Moreno. Jason 132. 230 Moreno. Mike 141 Morgan. Trenia 1 1 1 Mormg. Michael 111 Moring. Mike 53. 219 Morran. Chris 188 Morris. Abie 151 Morris. Shasha 141 Morrow. Chandra 141. 210 Morrow. Charles 151 Morrow. Chuck 197 Morrow. Douglas 1 I 1 Mosby. Rohaman 151 Moseley. Reba 160 Mosley. Brent 151. 189. 197 Mosley. Reba 210 Moss. Steve 36. 151 Mossburg. Jennifer 132 Moughin. Johnell 93 Mougin. Johnell 132. 208. 224 Mourey, Joe 51 Mourey. Joseph 132 Mourey, Rob 50 Mourey. Robert 151 Mullenhour. Sue Ellen 132 Muncie. Joseph 151 Murphy. Brandon 74. Ill Murphy. Brent 76. 132 Murphy. Brian 132 Murphy. Daniel 132 Murphy. Michael 111. 151 Murray. Brad 151 Muster. Jeannele 132. 188 Muster. Todd 20. Ill Myers. Brian 151 Myers. Jeanette 141 Myers. Julie 141 MYERS. KATHRYN 111. 256 Myers. Kalhy 233 Myers. Mark 132 Myers. Steve 38 Myers. Steven 1 1 I Myers. Tim 36. " " Myei 151 N, urti- tional Lunch: Oval, lumpy ob- ject on white bread covered with orangish gravy, grey french fries, green gelatin with something in it, and murky milk. Nagy. Brad 37. 38. 132 Nahrwold. Evelyn 159 Nalley. Charles 132. 196 Nalley. Chuck 201 Nally. Charles 230 Nance. Genevieve 111. 229 Nance. Cinny 229 Nance. Maren 141 Napier. Chris 196 Napier. Christoph 132 Nash. Beth 111. 224, 225 Nash, David 151, 197 Nash, Stephany 111, 122, 195, 196 Neal, Lisa 111 Neal, Regina 151 Neal, Stacy 151 Neel, Penny 111, 229 Nelson, Shannon 151 Nelson, Vic 38, 74 Nelson, Victor 132, 210, 211 Neumann, Shawn 141 Neumann, Stacie 1 1 1 Newhn, Tuan 111, 227 Newman, Shawn 77 Newport, Chris 151 Ne ' 132 Newsome, Jimmy 151 Newton, Brent 132 Niccum, Brenda 132 Nichols, Angela 151 Nichols, Angle 197 Nicole, Jason 141, 188, 201 Nicolet, Randy 132, 1% Nixon, Chris 221 Nixon, Christoph 132 Nolley, Chuck 198 Nook, Flower 259 Norfleet, Carmella 141 Norfleel, William 141 Norman, Jennifer 66, 67, 141 Norman, Jenny 197 Norman, Tracey 1 1 1 Norris, Andrew 1 1 1 Notris, Andy 43, 54, 57, 95 Norton, Siyona 141 Notestine, Kathie 65 Notestine, Kathy 132 Novak, Mary 1 1 1 Nussbaum, Margo 1 1 1 Ural Report: System of pub- lic ridicule de- vised to teach humility. OConell, Marge 212 O ' Connell, Dawn 151 O ' Connell, Margaret 141 OConnell, Marge 215, 230, 231 O ' Neal, Randy 111 O ' Neal, Shelley 1 1 1 O ' Quinn, Ne-Shae 1 1 1 O ' Toole, Jeanette 160 Oakman, Bernice 159 Oberkiser, Brian 132 Oberkiser, Tanya 141 Oberlin, Chad 141 Oberlin, Richard 156 Ohnesorge, Matthew 141 Oliver, Bruce 76, 77, 160 01 atheri Orn, Dave 227 ORN, DAVID 111, 246 Orvine, Andre 211 Osborne, Amy 141, 169 Osborne, Jason 151 Osborne, Jennifer 141 Osbourne, Amy 65 Ostenson, Jonathan 141 Otis, Dawn 151 Otis, Shane 151 Ottis, Dawn 231 Overmyer, Chris 214 Overmyer, Kristine 132 JT hys. Ed: Course which challenges stu- dents ' excuse — writing skills featuring such strenuous exercises as Stretching the Truth, Dodging the Issue, and Straining Cred- ibility to Art- fully Skip Classes. 89, 111, 208 Page, Anita 132, 210 Page, Juanita 151 Paige, Veronica 141 Painter, Colleen 73, 132, 196 Painter, John 77 Pain 151 Palmer, Gregory 151 Palmeter, Karen 112 Papai, Marie 132, 188, 201, 231, 232 Paris, Scott 68, 71, 141 Parisot, Michele 112 Parisot, Susan 141 Park, Kevin 51, 112 Parker, Amy 58, 151 Parker, Angela 141, 212 Parker, Angle 197, 199 Parker, Dan 51 Parker, Daniel 132 Parker, Dave 201 Parker, David 112, 188 Parker, Debbie 188, 201 Parker, Debra 151 Parkison, Brian 112 Parks, Benjamin 38, 132 Parks, Bennie 37, 57 Parks, Benny 55 Parnin, Neal 132, 1% Parrish, Ron 50 Parrish, Ronald 151 Paschall, Nicole 132, 229 Paschall, Onjane 141 Paschall, Shawn 38, 112 Paschall, Shelisa 112, 229 Pasko, Michelle 1 12, 205, 222, 256 Patel, Dheeresh 1 12 Patterson, Angela 141 Patterson, Angle 219 Patterson, Chad 132, 208 Patterson, Lesli 151 Patterson, Leslie 195 Patton, Stephanie 141 PATTY, CHRISTI 252 Patty, Christina 112 Patty, Christy 233 Paul, Brett 132 Pease, Tim 50 Pease, Timothy 141 Pence, Karen 151 Pennington, Wendy 60, 67, 112 Pequignot, Jim 112 Perdue, Denise 132 Perego, Jean 160, 178 Per! 141 Perillo, Adam 36, 151 Perill 112 Perkins, Kelly 141 Perkins, Michael 112 Perriguey, Amy 132 Perry, Chris 197 Perry, Christopher 151 Perry, Greg 43 Perry, Gregory 112, 132 Perry, Tabitha 112, 188 Peter, Amy 132 Peter, Lauri 141, 212 Peters, Edda 151, 197, 221 Peterson, Barrie 160 Peterson, Tammy 160, 169 Peine, Vickie 160 Petty, Tyrone 36, 74, 151 Phi, Bao 141 Phi, Tram 215 Phillips, Jodv 132, 217 Phillips, Kelly 141, 208 Phillips, Michelle 112 Philpot, Carlton 141 Philpot. Karen 141 Phipps, derrick 141 Photo, Henri 244 Piat, Greg 36 Piatt, Greg 68, 175 Piatt, Gregg 54 Piatt, Gregory 152 Piech, Gregory 152 Pierce, Micole 112 Pierson, Maureen 152. 197. 199 Pietrzykowski. Kelli 132 Pietrzykowsky. Kelly 53 Pinkston. Deondra 152 Pinkston. Desiree 152 Pitsch. Kristin 152 Pitsch. Sean 112 Pitser. Lisa 132 Pittenger. Rob 198 Pittenger. Rod 197. 198. 201 Pittenger. Rodney 141 Pizia. Jimmies 261 Plumb. Lisa 58. 60 Poindexter. Terrence 38 Pokotny. Rhoda 141 Pontius. Doreen 132 Pontius. Jodi 152. 197 Pontius. John 132 Poppy. Mic Port 132 Porter. Gene 160. 170 Powell. Leslie 152 Powell. Mary 112, 229 Powell, Michelle 141 Powell, Robin 152, 188 211 Presley, Londa 1 12 Pressley, Gregory 160 Pressley, Nancy 159 Preston, Howard 152 Preston, Marcus 152 R equired Reading: That huge stack of books one be- gins to read the night before fi- nal exams. Radke, Lenni 133 Radu, Shawn 133 Ramirez, Becky 141 , Andr 133 , Thorr 141 Prewett, Pamala 112 Prideaux, Michele 112, 229 Pritzl, Polly 197 , Dein 160 Proctor, Mr 159 Proter, J essica 197 Prutt, Margue 133 Putman, Jennifer 112 Putman, Scott 54, 55, 152, 197 Putnam, Scott 36 Ramsey, Andy 37, 38 Ramsey, Justin 141, 188, 201 Ranasinghe, Siroiith 112 Randall, Tai 141, 197, 198 Randle, Becky 159 Raptis, Chris 77, 133 Rash, Kathi 152 Rash, Lisa 112, 212 Raupfer, Kimberly 133 Raupfer , Kim 34 Ray, Jeffrey 152 Ray, Sandra 112, 188, 189, 206, 207, 232 Rayl, Cynthia 133 Rayl, Cynthis 196 Read, Lavon 152 Realtors, Graber 246 Rechl, Jennifer 152 Record, Lincoln 160, 206, 207 Records, Leisuretime 258 Redmaster, Sallie 133, 196 Redmon. Edward 112 Redmon, Scott 152, 189 266) WHO ' S THE BEST Reece. Susan 133, 196 Reed, Gteg 196 Reed, Gregory 1 13 Reed, John 57, 62, 133 Reese, Marquette 142 Reiber. Tim 37 Relber. Timothy 38 Reichard. Lori 113 Reid, Colleen 142 Reid, Gerald 152 Reid, Jerry 50 Reinking. Michael 142 Reinking. Mike 37, 38, 55, 208 Relue. Bu [ 37 Rely , Lynn 133 Renforth, Jennifer 133 Repair, Wilson 253 Repp. Michael 113 Retdhart, Nicole 195 Reuille, Tami 60. 67. 113 Reuille, Tina 66, 142 Reynolds, Angelina 133 Reynolds, Kevin 152 Reynolds, Peter 133 Reynolds, Scott 19 Rhoad. Brad 74, 77 Rhoad, Bradley 152 Rhoad, Scott 38, 113 Rhoades. Brad 36. 212 Rhoades, Kris 142 Rhoads, Scott 120 Rice. Dawn 23. 113. 205. 208. 222 Rice. Gregg 142 Rice. Lisa 142 Rice. Michelle 133 Rice. Renee 228 Rice. Rita 133 Rice. Roger 152. 212. 227 Richard. Beth 233 Richard. Elizatwth 113 Richard. Heidi 133 Richards. Eliialjeth 113. 246 Richberg. Malechia 20. 113 Richberg. Monique 113 R ickert. David 133 Riedhatt. Luke 113 Ries. Ray 142 Rigsby. Stephan 113 Rigsby. Steve 19. 217 Riley. Dave 60 Riley. David 160 Riley. Debra 113 Riley. Jody 142 Riley. Sharon 63. 160 Rilchhart. Nicole 152 Rillenberg. Karin 113. 188. 218 Riller. Cassie 73. 142 Robbins. Robin 133 Roberson. Shalon 113. 210 Roberts. Dan 36. 68 Roberts. Daniel 152 Roberts. Matt 180. 217 Robert:. Matthew 113 Roberts. Michael 133 Robertson. Jelf 227 Robertson. Jeffrey 133 Robertson. Kalhryn 133 Robertson. Mark 113. 194. 195 Robins. Sherri 66. 152. 188 Robinson. Grady 142 Robinson. Lance 142. 219 Robinson. Scott 113 Robinson. Shirley 133 Rodgers. Pat 227 Rodgers. Patrick 113 Rodriguez. Rachelle 113 Roe. Derrick 133 Rogan. Tina 142 Rogers. Eric 113 Rolark. Kenya 152 Roop. Chad 186. 197 Roop. Steven 152 Rorer. Felecia 113 Ross. Craig 74. 152 Ross. Irene 159 Rosswurm. David 142 Rotering. Thomas 142 Rotering. Tom 76 Roth. Bill 231 Roth. Brian 22. 1 33 Roth. Bryan 230 Roth. Jeremy 196 Roth. Shannon 152. 197. 231 Rouse. Eddie 133 Rowe. Alan 152 Royer. Shannon 76 Royer. Shanon 142 Ruff. Contrail 142 Ruffin. Tonyetta 152 Rugg. Lori 152 Rugman. Tammy 142. 173. 188. 215. 221 Rupert. Jennifer 152 Rupert. Jenny 65 Rupert. Matthew 113 Rupp. Allen 160 Ruppert. Mark 34. 133. 201 Ruppert. Todd 31. 34. 113. 18 201. 272 Rushing. Mary 133 hudy: Those precious moments be- tween soap op- eras, movies, sports, video games, food, personal grooming, and general lolly- gagging when one opens one ' s school books . . . and falls asleep. Salas. Nicole 114 Salas. Nikki 233 Salkeld. Mellnda 133 Salkeld. Mindy 21 Salyers. Pam 160 Samuel. Luclnda 142 Sanders. James 142 San. 37 Sanders. Timothy 38. 142 Sanderson. Liz 159 Sandmaier. Elizabeth 133 Sandmaier. Jon 206 Sandmaier. Jonathan 142 152 Sam Sam Saple. Eric 133. 212 Satre. Mary 114. 122. 188. 194. 195. 201. 262 Saunders. Chrissy 67. 123 Saunders. Crissy 28 Saunders. Scott 152 Saunders. Shnstina 114 Savage. Misti 152. 197. 199 Sawvel. Julie 114. 228. 229 Sawvell. Jeff 36. 74 Saylor. Alfred 152 Scales. Marc 43 Scales. Mark 70. 71. 133 Scalzo. Tim 230 Scalzo. Timothy 133 Schalt. Susan 133. 229 Scheff. Robert 133 Schenkel. Dan 70. 71 Schenkel. Daniel 114 Scherer. Jennifer 133. 221 Schlau. Marc 142 Schlolter. Jeanene 58. 59. 152. 231 Schmidt. Carrie 133 Schmieman. Nancy 160 Schneider. Sharyl 142. 189 Schoeff. Mark 62. 160 Schultz. Laurie 133 Arthur 160 . Jeff 167 . Jeffri 142 Schw Schw Schw Schwartz. Roger 133 Schwe ttfager. Doug 189. 214 Schwertfager. Douglas 152 Scott. Angi 142. 206. 221 Scott. Cory 152. 195. 206 Scott. Stephen 38. 142 Scott. Steve 37 Scott. Teresa 73. 133 Scribner. Christine 142. 152. 189 Scribner. Robert 142 Sealon. Andrew 142, 206 Seavers, Dalaun 152 Seeds, K-isten 73 Seeds, Kristin 40, 142, 195 Seeger, Dick 196 Seeger, Richard 160 Seewald, Rob 37 Seewald, Robert 38, 142 Seibert, Shannon 114 Seili 142 Seller, Mark 38, 133, 230 Seitz, Michelle 114 SEITZ, SHELLEY 245 Sell, Dona 160 Sell, Paul 36, 152 Sewell, John 133 Sexton, Bart 142 Shaffer, Jamie 142 Shaffer, Monica 159 Shaffer, Scott 142 Shaffer, Theresa 133, 229 Shannon, Joseph 142 Shappell, Jill 33. 67. 114. 251 Sharpe. Chris 55 Sharpe. Christoph 142 Shaw. Banjamin 114 Shaw. Catherine 142 Shaw. Cathy 233 Shears. Katrina 152. 188 Shears. Shana 142 Sheldon. Tim 36. 230 Sheldon. Timothy 152 Shelton. Dons 152 Shepherd, Sonya 58, 72. 73. 152 Shepherd. Tonya 58. 73. 152 Sherbert. James 114 Sheridan. Jeanne 160 Sherouse. David 142 Shervert. Thomas 114 Shie. Wes 227 Shie. Wesley 133 Shields. Tami 152. 206 Shirey. Amy 152. 233 Shirk. Gigi 22 Shirk. Janice 114 Shively. Aaron 114 Shoemaker. Scott 142 Shuler. Brett 114. 227 Shuler. J C 227 Shull. Charles 115 Shull. Kim 197. 199. 233 Shull. Kimberly 142 Shull. Len 230 Shull. Lynn 227 Sibole. Carol 133 Siders. Dustin 50. 142 Sierl . Ke 152 Silvers. Tom 152 Simms. Liza 190 Simpson. Dartanya 73 Sims. David 115 Sims. Elizabeth 134 Sims. Liza 189. 201 Singer. Brett 76. 134 Singer. Derek 152. 197 Singer. [5erick 198 Singer. Derik 199 Skaggs. Adam 43. 55. 74. 141. 142. 143 Skinner. Darlene 115 Slater. Christine 115. 188 Sloan. Kristen 65. 134. 163. 217 Smedberg. Bryan 142. 230 Smiley. Detrick 36. 152 Smith. Brett 196 Smith. Brian 55. 134. 142 Smith. Carmen 115 Smith. Chad 68 Smith. Chri ■ 227 iti 197 142 Smith. Christoph 115 Smith. Dawn 134. 229 Smith. Elizabeth 152. 233 Smith. Greg 50 Smith. Gregory 152 Smith. Hope 115 Smith. James 134 Smith. Jennifer 152 Smith. Laura 115. 142 Smith. Marti 115. 205. 222 Smith. Matthew 134 . Pan 152 Smith. Rosemary 159 Smith. Stephen 115 Smith. Wendy 142 Smnilh. Palph 1 15 Snider. Mark 152 Snider. Robert 1 15 Snowbetger. Gina 205. 217. 218. 219 Snyder. Jeremy 142. 197. 199 Snyder. Joseph 1 15 Snyder. Joseph 196 Snyder. Mark 152 Snyder.. Tracy 1 15 Sowders. Brian 115. 227 Sower. Dan 115 Sowle. Tonya 1 15 Spake. Molly 134. 222. 231 Spangle. Matt 195 Spangle. Matthew 142 Sparks. Leonell 134. 210 Spaulding. Andrea 115 Spencer. Jim 57. 66. 67 Spillets. Joe 152 Spillers. Suzanne 152 Spillers. Suzie 188 Spraggins. Alfred 152 Springer. Dannis 1 15 Springer. Dennis 38. 51. 227. 272 Springer. Terryl 160 Spuller. Matthew 152 Spurr. Dawn 142 Stjdelmayer. Hilda 159 Stafford. Jennifer 142 Stafford. Jenny 166 Stanfield. Pam 189. 201 Stanfield. Pamela 142 Statailis. Julie 142. 197 Starewich. Lavone 134. 224 Starks. James 37. 38. 51. 74. 142 Starnes. Brent 142 Slavreti. Chris 71. 160 Stavreti. Dorothy 160 Stavreti. Dottle 63 Stearns. Amy 134 Stedge. Jeff 195. 197 Stedge. Jeffrey 142 Steele. Bryan 142 Steffan. Melanie 213 Stelfen. Melanie 73. 152. 221 Steiner. Steve 160 Steinkamp. John 115. 212. 254 Steinkamp. Louise 134 Slelle. Cynthia 142. 197 Stephens. Gail 73. 142 Stephens. Michael 142 Stephens. Sherry 142 Sterling. James 152 Stevens. Ramon 115. 229 Stevenson. Lydia 134 Stevenson. Michelle 152 Steward. Miles 71. 115 Stewart. Dena 134 Stewart. Greg 156 Stewart. Lisa 30. 115. 221. 222. 250 Stewart. Marvin 74 Stewart. Susan 142. 197. 198 Stier. Douglas 115 Stier. Holly 142 Stiles. Jodi 142 Stiles. Jody 59 Stoller. Michele 115 Stoller. Shelley 233 STOLLER. SHELLY 255 Stone. Cheryl 99. 134. 188. 200. 201 Stone. John 142. 227 Stone. Tami 67 Stone. Tammy 66. 134 Stoner. Mark 55. 142 Storms. John 142. 197 Storms. Jolen 198 Strahm. Brian 50. 143 Strahm. Joe 19 Strahm. Joseph 1 15 Strahm. Regina 143 Strawbridge. Cynthia 134. 196 Strong. Cynthia 152. 188. 214 Stroud. Michelle 73. 143 Strup. Shane 152. 197 Stuart. Erika 134. 208. 215 Stuckey. Brent 143 Stuckey. Carrie 143. 197. 199 Mike Hoover defies gravity in order to capsize a fully loaded 6 ft. file cabinet. photo Tami Clark Stuckey. Stacey 115. 229 Studio, Photopro 259 Studt, Chris 233 Sludt. Knstina 143 Stump. Shelly 152. 188 Sturgis. Ryan 43. 143 Suggs. Jeanette 134 Suggs. Vertise 152 Sullivan. Leon 153 Sullivan. Robert I 15 159 143. 18 Sumney. Carrie 66. 143. 188. 208 Sumney. Karla 200 Surer. Jennifer 93. 134. 203. 208. 224 Sutlle. Keith 32. 38. 74. 134 Swaidner. Jeremie 153 Swain. Rod 54 Swain. Rodney 153 Swalley. Jama 134. 196. 198 Swedberg. Brian 195 Sweeney. Aimee 153 Swiftney. Tessa 26. 40. 41. 71. 115. 208. 251. 271 SWIfTNEY. TY 38. 251 Swiftney. Tysi Mic 134 Sykes. Jennifer 143 Sykes. Jenny 233 Syndram. Dave 229 SYNDRAM, DAVID 116, 249 Szymczak, Laura 116 Szymczak. Thomas 143 Szymczak. Tom 50 Xeacher: Tireless war- rior in the nev- er-ending battle against igno- rance, spitballs, and dangling participles. Tackett. Trina 116 Tallman. Nicole 73. 153. 212 Tannas. Daniel 160. 221 Taylor. Brandi 153 Taylor. Brandon 77, 153 Taylor, Bridget 93, 134, 224, 225 250 Taylor, Matthew 116 Taylor. Orlanda 153 Taylor. Orlando 36 Taylor. Sara 143. 178. 195 Tchinski. James 134. 196 Telgman. Jason 153. 230 TENNIS. BOYS ' 34 Tepper. Brian 134 Terlasky. Jo . Bonn! 116 Terry. Michelle 134. 232 Tharpe. Kelly 153. 197 Thatcher. Jennifer 134 Thatcher. Scott 68. 134 Thoma. Laura 143 Thomas. Dennis 153 Thomas. Kim 143 Thompson. Amy 116 Thompson. Ann 153 Thompson. Michelle 143. 18 Thrasher. Max 160 Threat. Anthony 116 Thurr Thur! . Bre . Thon 116 153 I 74 Tlllm Tingley. John 134 Tinker. Dorothy 73. 153 Titzer. Jennifer 160. 229 Tkacz. Kevin 116 Toam. Kimberly 143 Todd. Lavallis 153 Todd. Stephanie 134 Toir . Kri 134 Tolbert. Lamont 57 Tolbert. Stephanie 143 Tom. Thomas 160. 176 Tomkinson. Tammie 116. 229 Topp. Matthew 143 Tosconi. Kimberly 116 Totten. Dwayne 153 Townsend. Angela 134 Townsend. Angle 196 Townsend. Todd 36. 37. 38 Townsend. Tricia 93. 134. 224 Tracy. Amanda 143 116, 210 Ttaycoff, Jason 54, 77, 153 Trent, Dan 70. 71 Trent. Danny 116 WHO ' S THE BEST 1267 Trice, tSakeya 153. 188 Trice. Tnna 222 Trotter. Alisa il6 Troutman. Billy 36 Troutman. William 153 Trowbridge. Stacey 148 Trowbridge. Stacy 153 Troxel. Evily 197 Tubbs, Dynita 116 Tubbs. Nicole 143. 197. 232 Tucker. Dauanna 153 Tucker, Paul 134 Tunin. Robert 134. 164 Tupper. Paul 53. 143. 197 Turner. Chris 37. 38, 229 Turner. Christoph 134 Turner. Jason 36. 153 U nsatis- factory: Tactful term for vile, shod- dy, completely worthless, and disgusting schoolwork. V ocation- al Course: Any course in- volving saw- dust, iron fil- ings, or building things with ice-cream sticks taught by the coach. Van Dam. Debbie 162 Van Dam. Deborah 116 . Lesley 116. 196. 233 Van, , Lor. 116 Varnei VanDam, Darrell 153 VanDam. Deborah 208 VanDam. Debra 65 Vandenberg. Laura 134 VanDerVi eele. Brad 68, 153, 197 198 VanHorn, Mark 134. 229 Vanhorn. Michelle 116 VanPell. Tara 143 VanZanl. Laureena 134. 196 Vargas. Jose 116 Vargo, Douglass 143 Varner. MatI 196 Varner. Matthew 134 . Michelle 153. 188. 23: ' . Avery 143 Veazey, Shandra 58 Velasquez. Dorlsill 73 Velasquez. Dousll 143 Verhesl, Carolyn 143 Verhest. Christine 134 Verville. Dan 197 Verville. Daniel 153. 195 Verville. Danny 177 Verville. Mark 116, 195. 196 Villareal. Rachel 134 Vining. Michelle 66. 67. 143. 189 Voges. Ryan 153 Vollen. Georril 134. 212 Vonderlage. Laura 160 Vrxirs. Angela 143 Vorndran. Ken 1%. 198 Vorndran. Kenneth 134 w. orry: Creative substi- tute for the drudgery of homework. Wa 116 Waddel, John 38 Waddell. John 116 Wadkins. Brad 185. 195. 198 Wadkins. Bradley 116 Waggoner. Vance 134 Wagner. David 134 Wagner. Tim 74, 76, 77 Wagner, Timothy 116 Wagoner, Christoph 143 Wagstaff, Marcus 37, 38, 55, 57, 74, 143 Wait 153 34 Wakely, Michelle 232, 233 Wakley, Michelle 134, 212 Walden, Michelle 134 Walden, Shelly 222 Walder, Kristin 143 Waldrop, Angela 134 Waldrop, Angle 208 Walker, Brian 55, 143 Walker. Eric 38. 55. 74 Walker. Jennifer 153. 206 Walker. Latasha 189 Walker. Paul 153 Walker. Rodney 116. 164 Walker. William 134. 180 Wall. Michelle 28, 116, 124, 196, 198. 257 Walleen. Bob 66 Walleen. Robert 67. 160 Walls. Bertrand 143 Walls. Leigh 143, 170 Walzer, Marquies 153 Walzer, Rhonda 143 Wannemacher, Kim 73, 153 Ward, Daniel 143 Warmkessel, Helen 116 Warmkessel, Tricia 229 Warner, Rebecca 134 Warr 134 Warren, Andy 196 Washburn, David 37, 38, 143 Washington, Clotilda 116 153 Washington, Doni Watches, Just 260 Waters, Brian 153 Waters, Cindy 208. 233 Waters. Cynthia 143 Waters. Daniel 143 Waters. Jeffrey 134 Waters. Steve 216 Watkins. Brad 196 Watkins. Denise 160 Weaver. Michael 134 Weaver. Tonia 153 Weber, Chris 206 Weber, Christoph 134 Weber, Lloyd 160 Webster. Tracey 65 Webster. Tracy 64 Wedge. Ryan 71. 117. 254 Wegman, Kristophe 117 Wegner. Lara 117. 188. 201 Wegner. Tim 188. 189 Wegner. Timothy 153 Wehrle. Angela 153 Weicker. John 160. 259 Weiss, Matthew 117 Weitfeldt. Nancy 156 Wellman, Doug 197 Wellman, Douglas 143 Wellman, Scott 153, 197 Wells, J 67 Wells, Jennifer 66, 143 Wells, Jenny 59. 153. 188 WELLS. TRICIA 117. 251 Welsh. Jennifer 26. 117. 217. 247 Wertman. Ann 153. 222 Wertman. Matt 43. 74 Wertman. Matthew 134 Wesolowski. Brian 117, 172 Wesolowski, Lisa 134 Wesolowski , Brian 34 Westerhausen. Michael 143 Westfield. Dawn 134. 196. 19£ Wheeler. Matt 117. 230 Whitacre. Jennifer 117. 233. 250 Whil While, Tamikio 169 Whil iilelo imiko 153 , Oscar 143 Whillock, Michelle 143, 173, 195, 203, 233 Whitman, Michelle 117 Whitney, Mall 227, 229 Whitney, Matthew 134 Widdilield, Angela 134 Widmann, Jeffrey 134 Widmann. Jennifer 134 Wldmonn. Mark 153 Widner. Angela 143 WIegman. Matthew 143 Wilder. Monica 148 Wilkinson. Sylvia 134. 196. 231 Wilklson. Sylvia 212 , Brent 37. 38. 143 . Brett 37, 38 Candy 40 , Cassandra 117 , Chad 74. 117. 134. . Marsha 134 . Nicole 210 . Rachael 201 . Rachel 40. 73. 153. 182. 18 I 135. 144 Williams. Tina 59. 73 Williams. Vanessa 24. 28. 30. 60. 72, 73, 117, 244 Williams. Yolanda 58. 153 , Hope 135, 1% Willia Wilson Brandon 153 Wilson Caria 144, 229 Wilson Jeffery 117, 173 Wilson Jennifer 144, 19= Wilson Jenny 197 Wilson Kevin 153 Wilson Lisa 117 Wilson Shawn 37, 38. U Wilson Tracy 144 Winkle . Qreg 77. 197 Winkle . Gregory 153 Winter Shannon 153 . Sha 1 35 Wirges. Cheri 181 Wirges. Cherilyn 117 Wirges. Cheryl 188 Witte. Dave 217. 218 Wine. David 97. 117. 248 . Marc 14 206 . Roger 135 . Ross 135 nberg. Nathaniel 160 . Melis 117. 18 WItzel. Dorothy 159 Wolf. Greg 196 Wolf. Gregory 117 Wolf. Thomas 144 Wolf. Tim 197 Wolf. Tom 187. 199. 201. 215 Wolfcale. Yvonne 153 Wolff. Sloan 117 Wood. Roger 117 Woods. Carl 36. 54. 57. 74. 153 Woods. Julia 153. 169 Woods. Lori 135 Woods. Rolonda 117. 224 Woodson. Janel 135. 210 Workman. Michael 144 Workman. Mike 217 Worrell. Scott 153 Wright. Chris 144 Wright, Melanie 198 Wright. Travis 144 Wunrow. Kris 113. 233 Wunrow. Kristin 117 Wyatl. Elizabeth 135 Wyatt. Liz 73. 222 Wyatt. Rob 212 Wyatt. Robert 153 Wysong, Violet 160 « « Coif aUotioiis jieep Snilii GMck X outh: Years ex- changed for a sheet of paper in a dead lan- guage and a flat hat with a piece of string hang- ing from it. Yates. Ericka 144 Ybarra. Carta 153 YBARRA. ELI 255 Ybarr . Eha 117 Yeiscr. Tiffany 117 Yeoman. Heidi 153. 188 Yeoman. Tisha 135 Yoder. Shane 37. 38. 51. 135 Voder. Shauna 153. 222 York. Keith 195. 197. 198 York. Logan 144. 197. 198 York. Sarah 153. 197. 199 Youk. Keith 144 Young. Janel 40. 41. 160 Young. Lola 53. 117. 155. 196. 272 Young. Rosalind 53. 135. 195. Vv [268) WHO ' S THE BEST The following RVS students were hon- ored at monthly luncheons for outstand- ing work during that month: OCTOBER: Mark Zuber, Automotive; Kim Colchin, English; Michelle Van Horn, Early Childhood. NOVEMBER: Troy Grischke, Construc- tion Trades JANUARY: Matt Hamlin, Industrial Technology MARCH: Robert Scheff, Construction Trades; Neil Linsky, Automotive Technol- ogy; Terry Moore, Business Computer Ca- reers; Lori Hamilton, Early Childhood Ca- reers; Joseph Johnson, Construction Trades. MAY: Jim McMeans, Industrial Tech- nology; Dave Markulis, Industrial Technology. Listed below are students who have been recognized or awarded prizes during the school year. Barry Hand — 1st in Cabinetmaking at VICA State Contest Troy Grischke — 2nd In Ca binetmak- ing at VICA State Contest Jay Waters — 1st in CAD at VICA State Contest Rick Davis — 3rd in Job Interview at VICA State Contest Steve Bartlett — Perfect Attendance Khai Tran — Most Outstanding in Automotive Shawn Paschall Mark Zuber — Most Improved in Auto Body Paint Carl Porter — Most Improved in Auto — Small Engines Jerry Anglemeyer — Most Improved in Drive Train Electrical Rob Scheff, Troy Grischke, Barry Hand — Most Outstanding in Masonry Plumbing Joe Johnson Shawn Thurston — Most Improved in Construction Co-op Mike Al-Bahrani — Most Outstanding in Foods Most Improved in Clzzzz: What one catches during educational films, slide pre- sentations, free periods, study halls, lunch breaks, lan- guage lab, and sometimes even Phys. Ed. Ziiber. Mark 117 iwalt, Nancy 195, 21C Zanzinger. Earl 135, 212 Zehr, Jennifer 153. 197 Zeidler, April 144, 224 Zeidler, Rosemary 117 Zeidler, Rosie 224, 225 Zeis, Christa 135 Zell, Trevor 135 Ziko, Tony 153 Zink, Barbara 153 Zink, Barbie 197 Z.on, Michelle 135 Zion, Wendy 153 Zollars, Dan 196, 227 Zolla , Dame 135 The Nothrop SADD chapter decorated the cafeteria with smiley faces for the seniors along with a re- minder to celebrate sober. photo Tami Clark Sherman Carver Horticulture Robert Tunin — Most Outstanding in Machine Shop Troy Klepper — Most Improved in In- dustrial Technology Jim McMeans — Most Outstanding in CAD Kim Colchin — Most Outstanding in English The school year of 1987-88 was the year the senior class chose to make their best, most successful year. We excelled in virtually everything we attempted, with never a doubt that we wouldn ' t be any- thing short of outstanding. We, the edi- tors, hope we have accurately conveyed, through this yearbook, the emotions and memorable events of this school year. We wish to thank our class, the senior class of 1988, for creating a year to remember, a year to be proud of, a year that will be forever ccontained in this, our yearbook. Co-editors, Gina Snowberger Jennifer Welsh 1987-88 Bear Tracks Staff: Adviser — Wendy Kruger Co-editors — Gina Snowberger, Jennifer Welsh Academic editor — Cheri Hinton Business editor — Caren Kelble Clubs editor — Shannon Hagerty Faculty editors — Victoria Alvarez, Jody Phillips Community editor — Jacquelin Barnes Performing Arts editors — Kristen Sloan, Sharon Collins Senior editor — Julie Sawvel Sports editor — Steve Edwards Student Life editor — Jean Hitchcock Photographer — Tami Clark Clnderclass editor — Linda Bentz Design editor — Dave Witte Magazine editors — Stacy Ferro, Sean McGann Staff members — Jamie Cupp, Angle Glentzer A special thanks to Walters Studio and Mr. Steve Steiner for their contributed photographs and to all first year journal- ism classes for their contributions. The 198a edition of Northrop Bear Tracks was under the direction of Wendy Kruger. The book was printed by Jostens ' American Year- book Company in Clarksville, Tennessee. Body copy and picture captions are all printed in Korinna type. All body copy is in 10 points and captions are in 8 point. There were 1750 copies printed with 272 pages. Photography was done by student photograpliers along with Watters Studio and Mr. Steve Steiner. A special thanks goes out to Mr. Mark Childs for all his creative ideas and encouragement. WHO ' S THE BEST (269 emones Looking back with pride Another year has come and gone. Grades have been calculated, the cheering has stopped, relationships have ended. The end of the school year is always a time of mixed emotions — wanting it to end, yet wondering what the future will hold outside the secure halls of Northrop High School. The end of a school year is always a time for remembering past moments — those of pride, those of disappointment. We started with the endless registration line in August, reacquainted ourselves with old friends, displayed our tans, shared summer stories. Then came the first day of school with confusing class schedules, wonder- ing if summer would ever come again. Homecoming, and all the once hidden school spirit emerged in a frenzy of orange garbage bags, support- ing our victorious football team, as well as powder-puff. Hoosier Hysteria was alive and well at Northrop as we got behind our successful basketball teams in seas of orange and occassional displays of toilet paper throwing (much to the dismay of Dr. Williams). And or course we came through again with a record amount of money for Penny Pitch, rewarded by the shaved heads of our principal and dean of boys, John Weicker. Then the return from Christmas vacation with a new year (and only five more months!) awaiting us along with our share of edible(?) lunches and those always exciting " organizational homeroom " meetings. Spring Break fever hit as most of us escaped from Fort Wayne for a memorable week of sun and fun only to return to Northrop for the final home stretch of the 1987- 88 school year. The excitement of the prom along with the many end-of- theyear banquets and award programs seemed to make the time pass quickly as graduation suddenly appeared and the Class of ' 88 celebrated together, with diplomas in hand, as one student body. It was quite a year, quite a successful year. One to look back upon, one to be proud of. We will never forget the friendships made, the lessons learned, and the times shared because these were our times — and they were the best. — Jennifer Welsh %) TO BE THE BEST Kimberly Ford and Angela Fleming obviously weren ' t meant for a life of crime as tfiey were cap ' tured by a News Sentinel pfiotographier while attempt- ing to skip school in Shoaff Park, photo Argil Shock. The News Sentinel Mary Anne Justice and Michelle Benge pose together with their new friend. Senior Karen Jones looks thrilled as she is caught by the cannera in photography class. photo Tami Clark WHAT ELSE IS THERE (zii) ' % 272j TO BE THE BEST . . WHAT ELSE IS THERE iM ' miiL t

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