Valparaiso High School - Valenian Yearbook (Valparaiso, IN)

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PORTER CO LIBRARY SYSTEM 3 3410 00817467 6 N T Jk T I i _J ill : Ii Lm %. 1 :£i :WL 1 M Valenian 1966 Published by Valparaiso High School Valparaiso, Indiana Volume 50 i Fifty Years of Challenge and Change Table of Contents History Section pa ge 4 Opening Section P a ge 26 Academics page 42 Organizations page 74 SpOrtS page 102 Album Section pag e 120 3 Institute first on BF grounds The Presbyterian Collegiate Institute was the first educational institution erected on the site between Institute and Ene where Benjamin Franklin Jr High School stands today The ground where Benjamin Franklin lunior High School stands has been occupied by various educa- tional institutions since 1860. In 1860, the land was sold to the Valparaiso Collegiate Institute, a Presbyterian organization. This organiza- tion erected the first building, the Presbyterian Col- legiate Institute. In 1861, when the Valparaiso College Institute opened its doors. Rev. S. C. Logan, pastor of the Presbyterian church, was principal; and H. A. Newell, studying for the ministry, was his assistant. The college declined, and in 1869, the property was sold to the School City of Valparaiso. A structure similar to the one on the south lot was built some distance to the north These buildings were connected by a nar- rower three story structure. The upper floor housed the high school, while the first and second stories pro- vided twelve rooms for grade children. All other school houses in the town were closed, except one building near the Mica factory, then the Woolen Mills. This was thought to be too far from the new building for the pupils to attend William Hail Banta was selected as superintendent of the consolidated schools of Valparaiso, lames Mc- Fetrich was principal of the high school. In 1895, after Superintendent Banta resigned, the trustees selected C. H. Wood of New Harmony, Indiana, as his successor. At the beginning of the superintendency of A. A. Hughart, in 1903, the old building was condemned and torn down. The entire high school was installed in cramped quarters above what was then the post office. The two stone slabs, commemorating those active in providing the first co nsolidated public school in Porter county, were taken from the 1870 building and set in the walls of the two entrances of the new structure. After Mr. Hughart removed to Coffeeville, Kansas, in 1912, Eugene Skinkle became superintendent. He died in office in 1915 and C. W. Boucher assumed the superintendency in September, 1915. According to the lanuary 13, 1939 issue of the Val- post: " On Wednesday evening December 28, 1939 the Central School Building was destroyed by fire. Defec- tive wiring in an upper west room is believed to be the cause of the disaster. The alarm was turned in about eight o ' clock and it took Valparaiso, Cary, and Michigan City firemen until about four a m. to extinguish the blaze. . . . The School City will receive a total of $85,625.90. $81,355.90 is for the loss on the building, and the remaining $4,270 on the contents of the build- ing. " New Central Building burned on December 28, 1939 It took firemen about eight hours to extinguish the blaze After the Old Central was torn down in 1903. the New Central served as the high school until 1927 when Valparaiso High School was built Today. Benjamin Franklin Junior High School stands on the same site which 105 years ago was occupied by the Valparaiso Collegiate Institute 5 High School in use in 1927 According to the Vidette Messenger of September 2, 1927, Valparaiso High School was dedicated at 2:30 Thursday after- noon on September 1, 1927. Mayor Spooner was on the pro- gram to accept the new building on behalf of the civil city from President W. ) Morris, of the board of education. The architects of the new high school were Hamilton, Fellows, and Wilkinson of Chicago. According to the Valenian of 1939: " The Valparaiso High School was erected in 1927 and is one of the finest buildings in the state. Its equipment and laboratories are modern in every respect. This institution is maintained in a most excel- lent way, and its beauty has been enhanced by extensive landscaping of the grounds. To the rear of the school build- ing is Boucher gymnasium, large and well built, which also serves as an auditorium for the high school. " South side of the new high school. Without the 195 7 addition, Boucher gymnasium is visible in the background The breezeway as seen in the early history of the school Today evergreens taller than the school fill the interior and the white railing is no longer there LEV! ' ., jj TO JfVj CrlALfNCEY W 7,1 J BGUCHEftlJ jJYZiturtitiuitFf ' ALMftAEO CJ J7 JMVjL: »J5 »30 jKMJ’BK EIUEI Ij The dedication plaque to Chauncey W Boucher appears on the east side of the building next to the south en trance Most students would not recognize it since a large ever- green presently hides it from view 6 Valparaiso High School as it appeared after it was built in 1927 Note g ravel road in foreground which is now Campbell Street The interior courtyard in 1 936 The courtyard is an example of Spanish architecture used in the con struction of the school 7 Intenor of Boucher in 1 928 The neu- gymnasium was named after Supenntendent Boucher who ser ved as head of the Valparaiso schools from 1915 to 1930 V iew of Boucher Gymnasium in 1 928, the first year it was in use With the proper facilities, basket- ball became a popular sport at VHS 8 Gym dedicated to C. W. Boucher In the fall of 1 965 a completely new termite proof gym floor and a new mercury vapor lighting system was in- stalled in Boucher Gym The previous floor served 37 years Valparaiso High School ' s gymnasium, named in honor of Chauncey Watson Boucher, was dedicated to civic effort on November 28, 1927. Mr. Boucher introduced the speakers: Mr. Despard, president of the Valparaiso Gymnasium Asso- ciation; Mr. Morris, president of the Valparaiso Board of Education; and Mr. Sisson, a community leader The men spoke of the good the gym would do the people of Valparaiso and future generations. The opening of the gymnasium came in December when the " Bounding Brownies " met and beat LaPorte 27-19. According to the Vidette Messenger of November 28, 1927, the gymnasium was built through the purchase of mortgage bonds bythepublic. The cost of the gymnasium was $100,000. In 1934 the students of VM S " tethered " their horseless carriages on the south side of the gym The area has since been blacktopped. and us today used for teach- er ' s parking The northeast comer of the gym has changed little since 1 934 except for the addi- tion of roll-away bleachers on the floor Mr Chauncey Boucher was superin- tendent of the Valparaiso Schools from 1915 to 1928 The gymnasium was dedicated in his honor in 1927 Classrooms and equipment improve In 1928. the shop classes met in a small room under the bleachers in the f(ym In the thirty-nine year history of VHS in its present location, there have been only a few changes in the interior. This year ' s remodeling of the courtyard into new administrative offices, the addition of the south wing in 1957, and the remodeling of the chemistry and physics rooms are the only major changes. New flourescent lights have been installed in almost all class- rooms, and the main floor halls have been tiled. Here, as well as other places in the school, new equipment has been in- stalled to replace that which was outdated. All in all these few changes have helped to improve the facilities of VHS. Chemistry students now have the advantages provided by the modem equipment and lab tables not present in the chemistry room of 1 928 The modem flourescent lights and the over-flowing bookshelves are the only noticeable changes in the VHS library since 1928 Note that the same tables and chairs are in use todau The physics lab as seen in 1 928 was remodeled and new equipment installed in ' the summer of 1963 10 The cooking room as it appeared in 1928 Changes in the cooking lab are certainly notice- able In 1 928 Mr Homer Jesse conducted the school’s affairs from this office located near the north entrance to VHS This year. 1966. Mr Telle has a complete new office in the center of the building Except for new tile, the south hall of VHS has changed little since 1 928 Sew curtains, bright paint, and modem sewing machines are the few changes in the home economics sewing room since 1 928 Note triple-view mirror is still in use VHS matures The south entrance of the High School as it appeared in 1 936 The ivy on the building has since been cut down An aenal view shows the VHS school building and courtyard in 1942 The brick exterior of VHS has darkened with age. but the building still holds an aura of dignity. Spanish influence is evident in the arched windows, tile roofing and the brick motif of the building Ivy no longer clings to the aged brick walls, but the small pines, once so insignificant, now tower above the walkways. Many trees have been cut down to make room for additions, as a result of an increasing enrollment. New sidewalks have been added, and because biology is now taught in the junior high schools, the greenhouse is no longer used. The south tower of VHS stands unchanged since the construction of the school in 1927 . The space in the tower is today used for storage 12 The evergreen trees shown here have grown and today block this view looking northward through the breezeway The breezeway and greenhouse are seen before the new addition to the school in 1957 Our school colors — Green and White Mr Homer Jesse, junior high and high school principal for about 38 years, is responsible for Valparaiso High School’s colors — GREEN and WHITE! Coach Ralph Powell is respon- sible for Valparaiso High School’s nickname— VIKINGS 14 At the annual Valenian-Valpost Banquet in May, 1962 Mr )esse was asked to speak on our school colors According to a special issue of the Valpost on May 1, 1962, " basketball ' s arrival in V alparaiso demanded that the school have some color to distinguish it from other teams. Maroon and white were the colors adopted The first competitive game, back around 1912, drew a crowd of three. Among the spectators was Mrs. Homer lesse. " Back in the early days basketball was unpopular and little talked of. The 1912-13 season was even canceled by the su- perintendent of schools. However, with the backing of the game by mothers (the boy ' s fathers took little interest) and the school board (who opposed the superintendent), basket- ball gained ground. " In 1914, the school board rented an abandoned " little white church " and used it for gym Dribbling wasn ' t in the rules so floor condition didn ' t matter. Of the few gyms of the time, some had pillars in the middle of the floor. To acco- modate the growing crowds, the boys built a bench along one side and one end of the court. " Referees were scarce, so coaches often refereed half a game each But the major need of Valpo during these times was a team uniform. (Even though the school colors were suppose to be Maroon and White) they had so many different outfits, it looked like a moving quilt. " Mr lesse explained that he was delegated to go to Chicago and find some type of inexpensive uniform. In a Chicago shop he located a custom made team outfit rejected by a YMCA team because the side seams were too wide ' They were beautiful, ' exclaimed Mr. lesse, ' and I was offered a special price if I would take them. ' The suits were of the finest flannels and wool. But, he explained to the clerk, they were the wrong color. The clerk again cut the price and Mr. lesse was sold. He took them home to see what the boys would say. " They were crazy about them even though the color was wrong. The crowds came to see the team play in their new uniforms (104 gate in 1917) not knowing about the color change. When the team came out, everyone, gasped with pride, but ended Mr. lesse, ' No one ever mentioned anything about the change of color toCREEN AND WHITE! " ' When Coach Ralph Powell became coach of both football and basketball at Valparaiso High School in 1929, the foot- ball team had no nickname, but the basketball teams were known as the " Bounding Brownies " after the previous coach, )oe Brown. Coach Powell and his football boys chose the name Vikings for their 1929 football team. Since then all athletic teams have been known as Vikings. Later, the Viking head was designed for a school flag. The design was then recopied for the class rings. Bucci responsible for school song August Bucci wrote our school song while a teacher here in the early 1930 ' s The first school song written in 1930 was " The Fighting Vikes " by Harry Wark and his collaborater, James Perry. Mr. Wark later composed " Hail Vikings. " But neither of the songs ever reached the prominence of our present school song, " The Green and White. " According to the Valpost of May 1, 1962, the composer, Mr August Bucci, was a graduate of Valparaiso University where he wrote the music to V.U. ' s " On to Victory. " After graduating from V.U. he came to VHS as a band instructor. Because of his known abilities he was asked by many to compose a school song for the Vikes. He did just that; he wrote song and music for " Green and White. " A career with much success in future ' s hold came to a tragic end on May 5, 1935 August Bucci had gone to Evansville for the State band contest. He was elected president of the Band and Orchestra Association. Coming from Evansville that night, he was killed in a car accident near Boswell, Indiana. Today " The Green and White " remains our school song in his honor The Green and White The Valparaiso High School Victory Song Oh! Green and White arise to glory, to summits of envied fame Fight on ev ' ry field and never yield exalting your honored name Vikings marching on to vict ' ry with courage and pluck and brawn Fight! Fight! Green and White now win the day. Then on to vict ' ry Valpo, On! One of the first copies of " The Green and White " was published in 1930 by Mr August Bucci Instilling pride in our school The school seal, originally suggested and designed by Mr Roy E Brown and rendered into final design by staff artist at Herff-)ones of Indianapolis in 1964, symbolizes the ideals of Valparaiso High School. In the seal is an escutcheon crested with the lamp of learning implying eternal vigilance to keep the light Emblazoned on the dexter quarters of the escutch- eon are the open book of learning and a flaming torch. The open book recognizes that the doors at VHS are never closed to learning The torch symbolizes the zeal for freedom by re- sponsible citizens. The sinister side contains the Viking-V adopted in 1955 to symbolize our sports nick-name It is identified with all phases of our school that project school spirit Laurel leaves on the left of the escutcheon stand for achievement; strength is shown by oak leaves on the right On the banner under the escutcheon appears our motto. Adornate futura " — to ennoble the future, the goal of learn- ing. The date on the seal, 1874, is the year the first official class graduated from Valparaiso High School. Victor Viking, made of papier- mache. was adopted as the school mascot in 1959 Afs 0 VT VIKINGS The school flag, although seldom used, still portraits the pride of VHS 16 VIKINGS The original design of the school flag appears very similar to the present day flag According to the first issue of the Valpost on November 7, 1930, " George Baker walked away with all of the honors and a year ' s subscription to the school newspaper, Tuesday eve- ning, October 28, 1930. ' Valpost ' submitted by this junior in the Valparaiso High School was chosen as the name for the recent newspaper A contest for the purpose of finding a nameforthis paper was culminated on the evening of October 28 when the names were drawn by the committee composed of Mrs. VanHooser, Miss McGillicuddy, Mr. Pauley, chair- man; Mr. Schenck, Myra A ' Neals, senior representative, and Pauline Ruge, freshman representative. Philip Getzinger, junior, and Harry Johnson, sophomore, were unable to be present at the drawing. All of the names chosen by the var- ious students were read to the committee of which five were selected and voted on. Five of the votes were cast for ' Val- post ' chosen by George Baker, so the prize of a year ' s sub- scription was awarded immediately. The rules of the contest were announced in every assembly several days before the drawing by various members of the newspaper staff, thus giving each student a chance to win the prize. Many clever and original titles were submitted among which the ' Valpost ' seemed the most suitable. " Two thousand people witnessed the dedication of Boucher Field on September 30. 1938 Bulldozers clear the land, and steamshovels be tin to dig the foundation The foundation is latd for the 195 7 addition The addition will stand on what appears to be a useless hole in the ground New additions to VHS According to the 1939 Valenian, on September 30, 1938 Valparaiso High School ' s football field was dedicated when the Vikings met Warsaw in its first home game of the season 1 wo thousand people witnessed the dedication on the lighted field Mr Julian, superintendent; Mr. Jesse, principal; Mr. lilton, president of the school board; and Mr. Fleishbein, representative for the mayor, dedicated the field over the loud speaking system The band, in colorful green and white uniforms, played and marched up and down the field. Be- cause of this improvement, football, for the first time, was a self-supporting sport at VHS. l he equipment consisted of eight sixty-foot poles on which were constructed at a cost of three thousand dollars, forty- eight lights. This seventy-two thousand watt system was in- stalled by Van Ness and Company. Included in the lighting system was a public address which extended into the gym I his PA system, which could be operated from the gymnasium or the field, was presented by Mr. Mandel Lowenstine to the high school before the night of dedication In September, 1957, ten new class rooms, a kitchen, and a cafeteria which seats 160 were added to Valparaiso High School Mr. Thomas Roberts had supervision of the construc- tion According to Mr Roberts, the only problem confronted by the construction was how to get two classrooms in the basement because of the regulation that classrooms cannot be built under ground level. This was solved by putting in a retaining wall and regulation size windows. The architect of this idea and also the new addition was Warren Holmes from Lansing, Michigan. The general contractor was Larson Daniel- son from LaPorte, electric contractor — Casbon Electric, plumbing contractor — Valparaiso Plumbing. The plans for future classrooms are revealed as the frame- work is completed The shop building, brought from Fort Wayne in 1949. was an old army barracks Diversified activities through the years The Seniors of 1945 proudly display their float in the Homecoming Parade The Homecoming tradi- tion began in 1934. and in 1944 the first queen and attendants were chosen VHS has seen the passing of many generations. Students who once practiced air raid drills or walked the hall of VHS years ago are there no more. But the building remains The study hall still contains the ornamented desks that hundreds of students have studied in The school no longer echoes with the laughter of high school girls with bobby socks and long skirts but the memories are there. Many students have sat in the lecture room, puzzled over a physics assignment in study hall, or hurried through the halls between classes. And even today, VHS is full of life — students learning the knowledge that previous generations have learned in addition to new knowledge brought about by our changing world Students of 1925 pose for Valenian pictures Casual snapshots, as well as baby pictures and jokes were always included in the annual Senior boys of 1943 jwrform their talents for the student body I he study hall, room 103. has been the scene of many accomplishments 20 In cooperation with the government during World War II the students of V H S quietly line the halls for an air raid practice in 1943 V ' H S students drive their horseless carnage to school in 1943 Dressed in dusting caps, the home economics class of 191 3 prepares a meal over small gas burners Anklets, oxfords, long skirts, and curly hair were the latest fashions seen through the halls of 1 IIS in 1940 21 Organizations make their debut In 1922 Valparaiso High School’s cheerleaders numbered three There were no football cheerleaders until 1939 GAA girls of 1933 form a pyramid on the north lawn of the school Through the years the extra-curricular activities of VHS have generated a spirit of good will and cooperation among fellow students In the fall of 1910 the Debating Club was formed. The High School Music Club first came into being in 1916; and a sister club, the Octette was organized in 1929 On St. Valentines Day, 1926, Hi-V was formed with an initial membership of 15. The Dramatics Club, organized in 1930, was formed mainly to promote interest in all phases of public speaking. The Band, which had been completely reorganized in 1929 received its first uniform in November, 1931 It consisted of a green broadcloth cape lined with white satin, white trou- sers and skirts, and green military caps. The Girl ' s Athletic Association and the Latin Club were both created in 1930 Y-teens, formerly known as the Girl Reserves, has been a part of VHS since 1929. The club is associated with the YWCA and tries to promote Christian ideals. The Valpost, formerly known as the " Valparaiso Hi-Life, " was first established in 1929. The Student Council, formed in 1944, was originally another organization known as the Recreation Council The Booster Club of 1946 is today known as Pep Club The club ' s goal is the same — to instill pride in VHS. In 1947 VHS saw the beginning of the Varsity Club which consisted only of varsity letter winners. The Future Teachers of America was organized in 1948 under the direc- tion of Miss Audry Shauer to help solve the problem of lack of teachers In 1950 a Gymnastics Club was formed. The activities of VHS have offered the students challenges and changes. The organizations have advanced to the stage where there is an activity for practically every student interest According to the Valpost of December 5, 1930, we find an interesting fact about the class of 1876. Their difference from other classes is marked by their failure to graduate at the proper time Various reasons have been given but the most interesting one was revealed when we learned that the students who were to receive their diplomas in 1876 desired to gradu- ate with friends who were in the class of 1875. Although they had not completed their entire courses, the faculty grant- ed them permission to be among the fortunate ones in 1875 to be rewarded graduation Hence, we have no record for that year which was the centennial of America ' s freedom According to the 1919 Valenian. the Class of 1919 realized their fondest hope in their junior year, when they gave the first Valparaiso High School Prom for the graduating class of 1918 An invitation was extended to the entire student body Each junior and Senior was given the privilege of inviting one guest outside. The Prom was held at the Armory, which was decorated in the High School colors — green and white The music was furnished by Cleopatra ' s jazz Band 22 The first Valenian staff of 1917 works feverishly to meet a deadline The class of 1917 estab- lished Valenian as the permanent name for the annual. Couples attending the 1941 Junior-Senior Prom dance to the music of Mickey Isley ' s Band Sote the styles of the year The 1939 band proudly displays their green and white uniforms 23 Sports take shape and change Athletics have long been an important part of VHS. Track began in 1905 and VHS acquired its first baseball team in 1908. In the spring of 1915 under the leadership of William Schenck, the high school tennis team was organized. The Val- paraiso High School Athletic Association began in 1916 after Professor |esse appointe d a committee to draw up a consti- tution, and on October 23, 1916, the first meeting was held In 1926 golf was introduced into the sports program. All sports except football and track were dropped in 1943 because of the war and transportation difficulties. When the war ended all sports resumed. Today, VHS enjoys a tremendous variety of athletic activities under the guidance of experi- enced leaders The trophy case stands in the east hall of VHS in 1 938 Golf has been a part of ' HS for forty years I he football team fights for another win 24 I ' he Girl’s Reserve basketball team of 1 930 poses for a group picture year salute to Joseph B Brown Homer M fessee S M Woodruff Mr King Telle SUPERINTENDENTS 1916-1930 1931-1944 1945- Chauncey W. Boucher Roy B. lulian G Warren Phillips PRINCIPALS 1916-1943 1944 1945-1946 1947- Homer M. lessee loseph B Brown S. M. Woodruff Mr King Telle VHS Teachers who have retired since 1917: C. W. Boucher (Supt.) Roy B. lulian (Supt.) Homer M. lessee (Prin.) Joseph B. Brown (Prin.) Minnie McIntyre Olie Welty C O Pauley Mabel Benney Margaret Bartholomew Ralph E. Schenck Vera Sieb Edith Weems Emma R. Foor Mary S. Myers Cecil L. Bigelow Burton L Conkling Kenneth E. Pifer 26 EDITORS IN CHIEF 1917 Frederic Arvin 1918 Edwin Szold 1919 Robert Winslow 1920 Helen Schleman 1921 Otis Sanford 1922 Dorothy Dodge 1923 lessee Bowman 1924 Federick Lepell 1925 Leslie Wade 1926 Clyde Burns 1927 Clark Ferrell 1928 Phyllis Parker 1929 Howard W Brummitt 1930 Maynard Ealing 1931 Nowell Conklin 1932 William Chambers 1933 Allwyn Williamson 1934 Lucille Gifford 1935 Howard Tonyshore 1936 William Burk 1937 Robert lames 1938 Campbell Holt 1939 David Williams 1940 Dorothy Ragsdale 1941 Rosemary Koch 1942 Francis Bryant 1943 Bryce Billings 1944 Joseph Bozik 1945 Helen Miller 1946 Lovette Vwanow 1947 Paul Vietzke 1948 none 1949 lanet Oliver 1950 Margaret Eigelsbach 1951 Cynthia Doran 1952 Marjorie Murphy 1953 Nancy Affeld 1954 Patricia Hildreth 1955 Wes Vietzke 1956 Sharon Ronneau 1957 Nancy Howard 1958 Georgia Nicholas 1959 lanet Coulter 1960 Lynne Miller 1961 Marcia Koepke 1962 lane Lamb 1963 Mary Stinchfield 1964 Kay Nielsen 1965 Diane Marrell 1966 Mary Ellen Fairfield Chauncey W Boucher G Warren Phillips 27 And now. . .Valpo High 1966 " Good morning, coaches’ office Fifty years of growing, changing, maturing, and meeting challenges has developed Valparaiso High School into what it is today — a well-organized institution of learning, striving to encourage in its students a curiosity to think, to learn, and to challenge The student life revolves around this purpose r Beauty takes time Five minutes of mass confusion Waiting silhouette 28 Three o ' clock mad dash to the car Helping in the office Friendship Research Relaxing over lunch Concentration 29 The Valpo pep section rises to its feet as a fast layup raises the score Libertad Hernandez , foreign student from Venezuela, appears to be a little homesick Sherry Koester. Linda Arnold, and Kns Miller Discotheque dancing hits VHS chat about the " latest. " But then there ' s still the two-step 30 The 1966 " Look " catches on The “Total lyook " from head 7966 was felt, heard, and seen at VHS. Fashions were the most obvious changes The " Total Look " lasted out the entire year Legs and tops matched and clashed Penny loafers s hoed many VHS students Girls ' and boys ' hair grew to lengths never before imagined — the straighter, the better Also 7966 was here in words, thoughts, and spirit The prob- lems concerned with civil rights, war in Vietnam, protest marches, the race in space — these were felt, discussed, and analyzed Thus, VHS embraced not only the 7966 " Look " in fashions, but also the spirit, as well Bangs and more bangs 31 Achievements mark year successful .Yen mailboxes for the teachers line the outside wall of the inner offices Familiar scenes of the construction site Buzzing saws and pounding hammers could be heard every day of the first semester Adding to the new look at VHS in 7%6 was the construction of offices and a study hall in what was formerly the inner courtyard The work was completed in late fall and these rooms were in use during second semester The Warren Homes Company of Lansing. Mich- igan, designed and engineered the construc- tion For the first time, air conditioning was installed in the school Due to lack of proper ventilation, six adjacent rooms were also air- cooled. Summer classes are being scheduled in these rooms as much as possible Carpeting in the offices, another new idea, was installed as an experiment to reduce noise Crouping together all the various offices of the high school provided for a more efficient organiza- tion Chairs are placed helter-skelter in the new study hall This room was put in use during the second semester A view into the new guidance offices Mr Henkel and Mr Hildreth occupied these offices soon after Christ mas vacation 32 Mr Roger Williams, chemistry teacher, had the honor of being elected the new president of the Indiana Classroom Teachers Association He will take office in fune. 1966 Keeping the halls and rooms of VHS clean is not an easy task The custodians are A W Dickson. Leslie Hall, and Richard Rosenbaum Student Teachers from Valparaiso University —Sitting Barbara Kramer Standing: Carol Norman. Ruth Brinkman. Lois Schaefer Experts at preparing hot meals for hundreds of students are our cooks Mrs Anna Williams. Mrs Bernice Bumicon, Mrs Ruth Berner, and Mrs Cecile Miller Don Vandrey appears modest at the congratulations of Mr Edquist. cross country coach, and the entire school for his achievement of winning the State Cross Country Championship 33 The library furnishes a quiet spot for studying after school Something there is always plenty of — homework After hours the halls become a lonely place Brenda Harvey stnngs up crepe paper for the Home- coming Dance decorations Candy machines reflect busy lunch hour Ren Armstrong checks out a book on medieval history for his oral report in English Mr Telle makes the afternoon announcements on the new P A system Due to the construction, the P A was not working the first semester and announcements had to be sent to each room The Carolers —Sitting L Skinner. L Fulton. D Excell. F Berner. L Dauberman. L Lange. P With the help of Jan Grattan, a gymnastic Domke Standing J Stuart. R Fox. W Powalski. M Spnngsteen, M Bartholomew. C. Smith. student performs a handstand K Hardesty. W Gregory. T Beach. J Malasto, ] Gingench. C Scott Description of VHS — active Football fans enter the gate to Boucher Field VHS is a school on the go From the first shrill ring of the 8:00 bell to the exit of the last student, VHS is alive with ac- tivity of all sorts Whether it is digging in the library for refer- ence material, cramming for a test, painting posters for Pep Club, singing in Choir, wrapping charity gifts for Y-Teens, shooting free throws duting lunch, screaming for two points at a basketball game, snapping pictures for Valpost, gathering information for Valenian, keeping in shape for sports, con- structing scenery for a play, building a radio in Science Club, performing a concert with the band, or sorting mail in the of- fice — these make the students of VHS a picture of ACTION After the reading of the senior football players’ “Last Will and Testa- ment. ” the lucky “heirs” of the Junior Class carry Coach Stokes off the floor 35 A blanket of snow gives the back breezeway a white, wintry look Now don ' t move ” Par. a photographer from Root Studios, tells Fred Towe how to pose for his senior portraits Lucy Treadway, a home economics student taking meal manage- ment, serves lunch to Mr Telle Each student individually planned, prepared, and served a meal to one of the faculty members 36 Glimpses of the daily routine We want the Vikings — right now ' " As a person is characterized by his many expressions, emo- tions, and habits, so is a school such as VHS. Students remem- ber most vividly the daily routine, marked by sudden surprise, happiness, hope, tension, sadness, or sometimes tragedy Each student will have his own memories : the never-ending caravan of students parading in the front halls each morning, the mad dash to class, the surprise of a pop quiz, the 10:30 hunger pangs, the relaxation of lunchtime, the satisfaction of a high grade, the foreverness of seventh hour, the exhaustion of another busy day, and the expectancy of a new day to come Nervous and scared, Carol Gathmann Ines out for the Junior Varsity cheerlead- ing squad Norma Jam purchases a new textbook from Paula Domke at the bookstore Digging up material for term papers, stu- dents leaf through pamphlets m the re- ference files Melting snow and a leaky roof leads to a flooded hall and drippy lockers 37 Masquerade and minstrel characterize Homecoming The senior girls began the 1965 Homecoming cele- bration on the morning of September 24th by galloping to school under the masquerade of a block-long horse chanting " those Horsemen gotta go Throughout the school day enthusiasm rose for the big game In the afternoon a school convocation was held for the annual Senior Skit, organized by Marge Burrus. During the skit the " unmatched” Valparaiso Vikings, portrayed by senior girls, downed the " ill-fated " Horsemen A min- strel show highlighted the half-time entertainment. At this time the following senior boys: Don Garbison, Dean Hemmersbach, )im Siewin, Don Birch, Dave Simmons. Paul Frye, and Gib Neuner mimicked the Homecoming Court by dressing in girl ' s formals. With the singing of the school song, the pep session ended leaving each student eagerly anticipating a Homecoming victory. " Yo-o. heave-ho, those Horsemen gotta go " Chanting this over and over, a group of senior girls tramp to morning classes in the masquerade of a long horse Unofficially, this began the Homecoming celebration The whole student body enjoys the comic crowning of the " beautiful Iieana Hemmersbach " as Queen of the Homecoming Skit 38 Announcer Marge Burrus questions " Coach " Paula Domke on the readi- ness of " his " players for the big game The Homecoming celebration starts off with a bang as the Vikes slash through the traditional football hoop The big game is underway and the fans are tense with excite- ment as the Vikes drive for their first touchdown The V iking defense digs in to halt another Horace Mann charge 39 The members of the 1965 Homecoming Court are Holly Wagner. Mary Hetnold, Nancy Nielsen. Queen Tush Platt. Princess Judy Malasto. Sherry Koester and Pam Cowan Keith Domke, scepter-bearer and Ruth Ann Bennett, crown-bearer Tish Platt Reigns as Homecoming Queen The Valparaiso Vikings succeeded in holding the Hor- ace Mann team down to a 6-6 tie after a hard fought battle. Shortly after the game the 1965 Homecoming Dance sponsored by Pep Club was held in Boucher Gymnas- ium “Moonlight and Roses " provided the mood for an unforgettable evening. At the magic hour of 11:00 the Homecoming Court was announced by Student Council President )im Siewin. Each girl walked slowly to the center of the floor and then was escorted by senior members of the football team: Tom Eiler, George Sig- ler, jerry Peck, Gene Caryer, Geoff jones, Ken Kemmer- er, jim Phillips, Rich Raines, Gerard Charpentier, Chuck Conover, Ren Armstrong, and Terry Moore. Suspense vanished with the announcement of Judy Malasto, Princess and Tish Platt, Queen. Co-captains Terry Her- manand |im Wellsand escorted the Queen to her golden throne As Tish was crowned, each co-captain bestowed on her the traditional coronation kiss. After the coro- nation, couples danced to music by the Exiles. Esta Kurats and Chns Makovsky put the finishing touches on the decorations for the Homecoming Dance 40 After being selected the 1965 Homecoming Queen. Tish Platt, a little nervous from the suspense, walks down " Primrose Lane " to her throne Co-captains Terry Herman and Jim Wellsand share the honor of crowning Tish as queen As Mr Hemck gives final instructions to the escorts of the court, couples dance to the music by the Exiles 41 Members of the Board of Education: Mr Mann Spitler, Jr — secretary ; Mrs Gene Myers — member; Mr Preston Platt — treasurer. Dr D P IxtCount — president; Mr G Warren Phillips — superintendent; and Mr Joseph Durand — vice president Making policies for superior education The Board of Education determined the policies to best promote a high standard of public education. The Board was appointed by the City Council for four years with the offices being rotated annually. The positions held this year were as follows: Dr. D P. LaCount — president; Mr. loseph Durand — vice president; Mr. Mann Spitler, Jr. — secretary; Mr. Preston Platt — treasurer; Mrs. Cene Myers — member; and Mr. G. Warren Phillips — superintendent A major problem confront- ing the Board this year was relating the school activities to some of the programs of the federal government. Mr. G. Warren Phillips, superintendent, was a general su- pervisor of schools. His busy schedule involved taking care of the financial program, overseeing buildings and grounds, and advising on such matters as personnel and curriculum. He also represented the school system in all public relations. Mr. Phillips, in the role of executive officer of the Board of Education was responsible for carrying out the policies deter- mined by this group. Mr G Warren Phillips, superintendent of community schools, puts into effect the policies determined by the Board of Education 42 The Valparaiso Community Schools Administration Building houses the offices for the superintendent, the director of building and maintenance, and the school board Construction workers install the heating vents in the new study hall Note the former outside bnck wall of the courtyard and the boarded up windows Piles of rubbish accumulated through the summer construction work are scattered on the north lawn The construction of offices and a study hall within the former high school courtyard was an important decision of the school board Mr Willard Wellman, new appointee to the School Board, replaces Mr Preston Platt, who moved and thus vacated his position 43 Leadership through exacting standards MR KING TELLE Principal Several new faces were recognized in the principal’s and assistant principal ' s offices this year. Mr. C.|. Doane, a for- mer teacher here at the high school, returned to fill the post of assistant principal. Mr. Doane took charge of attendance, season ticket sales, and all extra-curricular functions. Mrs. Chenoweth, another new addition to the staff, served as Mr. Doane ' s secretary. She was in charge of attendance records and general bookkeeping Mr. King Telle in his twentieth year as Valparaiso High School principal, was the administrator of all school activ- ities — academic, social, and athletic. His many responsi- bilities included planning the curricular programs and teacher assignments He also took charge of all extra-curricular ac- tivities. Assisting Mr. Telle in the role of secretary was Mrs. Betty Price. Mrs. Price ' s work involved keeping permanent records of all students and dealing with college transcripts. Mr. Thomas Roberts, director of building and maintenance and part-time co-ordinator of vocational education, super- vised the construction work in the high school courtyard and at an addition at Hayes-Leonard Elementary. Mr. Roberts also was the supervisor of the bus transportation for the Valpa- raiso Community Schools. This year three new buses were added to the transportation system making a total of fifteen. Mr Roberts has been with the administration department for ten years. Mrs. Grace Rickard and Mrs. Isabelle Froenicke efficiently dealt with the many secretarial duties involved in keeping the administration office running smoothly. MR C I DOANE Assistant Principal MRS BETTY PRICE Registrar and secretary to Mr Telle 45 Teachers are essential to students. . . WILLIAM L. BAILEY: Physics; Science Club; Football The 1965 Valparaiso High School faculty continued to up- grade the standards of education. The faculty was increased from thirty-six to thirty-eight members this year. There were nine new faces on the staff Some of these teachers have had previous teaching experience in other communities such as Mrs. Heckman, who taught in Iowa, and Mrs. Callis, who taught in nearby Chesterton Other new teachers came here directly from college such as Mr Loomis from Indiana State and Miss Conners from Purdue. The other new teachers were: Miss Lucas, Mr. Murphy, Mr. Butt, Mrs. McQuillin, and Mr. Pollock. One of the finest honors coming to a member of the fac- ulty, Mr. Williams, was his election as president of the Indiana Classroom Teachers Association. Mr. Williams takes office in June, 1966. vmwftiTni w Wooeoeo© ' r_ froooooooc T toooooooo OOOOOOi JIM BAILEY Enyhsh 3.5S. Football; Swimming A CY BIGLER Shorthand 1.2; Typing 1 .2; Student Secretaries DOLORES BAUER Spanish 34.5.6,7,8; Guidance; Student MARY EDNA BOWMAN Uttn 3,4; English 8; FTA Nurses 46 JERRY A CHENOWETH Algebra 3.4; Chemistry J.2; Science Club; Tennis DONNA CALZACORTA Business English, Shorthand 3 ROY ELLIS BROWN English 7 , Valenian BERNARD BUTT Concert Choir; Carolers; Girls Glee Club DA LE CICIORA World History; Guidance, Basketball MILDRED F CALLIS Bookkeeping 1.2; Typing 3; Office Practice; Senior Class REBECCA CONNORS Civics; Pep Club. Public Appear- ances 47 as instructors, advisors, critics,. . . FLORENCE CRAIC, English 3.4; Y- Teens EVAR EDQUIST: Economics; Sociology; Cross Coun- try; Track; Basketball GLEN G ELLIS: Geometry 1,2; Honors Algebra 3,4; Math 7,8; Intermural Basketball; Official Athletic Scorekeeper ANNE FROST Physical Education; GAA; Gymnastics CLAUDE D. GASTON: United States History; Hi-Y; Ushers JOEINE GREEN: German 1 .2.3,4. 5,6, GAA 48 Ol.EN GRIESBAUM English 5C.6.8 ; Audio Visual; Projection; Sophomore Class JACK HILDRETH: Sociology; Guidance; Senior Class MARGE ISM A S ' Home Eco- nomics l. 2.3.4, 5.6; Valpost IEAS HECKMAN English 5C.6; Student Council; Public Ap- pearances DONALD HERRICK World History; Economic Geogra- phy. Pep Club JERRY P LOOMIS Applied Science; Geometry 1.2; Pep Club VADA LUCAS English 3.4; Pep Club 49 leaders, helpers, and friends. WESLEY W MAIERS Honors Geometry 1,2; Algebra 3.4, Junior Class KATHLEEN MCQUILLAN Art ROBERT G MILLER Concert Band , Marching Band , Pep Band 50 ELIZABETH A NORRIS Geometry 1.2; Honors Math 7.8, Pep Club RONALD POLLOCK Machine Shop SIDNEY REGGIE: World History. United States History: Football; Wrestling THOMAS STOKES Consumer Economics , Driver Training; Football; Track. Senior Class RONALD GAR DIN Li- brarian. Student Librar- ians ROBERT RHODA Architectural Drawing; General Shop . Ma- chine Drawing ; Football ; Baseball; Junior Class BRYCE B ROHN Typing I. Business La tc Bookkeeping 1.2; Valpost VIRGIL SWEET Health Safety ; Physical Education; Guidance; Basketball ROGER WILLIAMS Chemistry 1 .2.3; Science Club FT A 51 IANET TOFTE Secretary to Mr. Henkle DOLORES BAUER Ctrls Guidance Counselor l IRGIL SWEET Sophomore Boys Guidance Counselor JACK HILDRETH Senior Girls. Sophomore Girls. Junior Boys Guid- ance Counselor 52 ALFRED HEXKEL Head Guidance Counselor DALE CICIORA Boys Guidance Counselor Directing youths to worthwhile careers Throughout a student ' s high school years, he must con- tinually add to his knowledge. But where is this knowledge to be directed after graduation? The guidance department was concerned with this phase of a student ' s development This year, counselors met with each of 913 students to discuss class schedule, grade standing, and career planning. The guidance department made available to the students information pertaining to opportunities in universities, col- leges, and technical schools. Another responsibility of this department was the administering of preliminary and col- lege board tests. For example, on November 6 they super- vised a special scholarship college board test sponsored by the Indiana State Scholarship Commission. For the students interested in a higher education, the guidance department arranged for representatives from various colleges and uni- versities to come and speak. The guidance staff this year included: Mr. Henkel — head guidance counselor, Mr Hildreth, Mrs. Bauer, Mr. Sweet, and Mr. Ciciora. Mary Meyer consults the guidance bulletin board for information concerning college scholarships 53 Surrounded by laboratory equipment. Paul Seelig and John Tverdik care- fully follow instructions given in the experiment manual Lab sessions, supplementing study tn the text, are held once a week in Mr William’s classes Math and science broaden in scope The mathematics and science departments this year offered the students a wide variety of challenging courses. In the science department, physics, chemistry, physical science, and general science courses were offered. In Chemi- stry 1 and 2, Mr Chenoweth ' s classes used the Chem Study text, a mathematical approach which emphasized problem- solving and lab study. This was the second year for this ap- proach. Chemistry 3 was offered again this year for those students who wished to pursue chemistry as their major in college. The modern chemistry and physics laboratories offered the students a chance to learn through experimenta- tion. The mathematics department continued its efforts again this year to upgrade math courses for the gifted students. Honors geometry, honors algebra, and honors senior math were offered to students who were mathematically-minded. Instruction in regular courses appealed to the other students. In Chemistry 3. Paul Frye and Steve Seelig learn to use the delicate analytical balance, which is used for very precise measurements This year two of these balances were donated to the chemistry department by Valparaiso University 54 Lee Garden observes the result of burning magnesium in an oxidation-reduction reaction fr Maters shows Bruce Hofferth the proper procedure to derive the unknown Algebra 3 and 4 deals with determinants, matrices, loga- rithms. and trigonometry With Mr Bailey supervising. Mark Roberts demonstrates to the physics class the principles of Sewton’s Third Imw with the use of the colli- sion ball apparatus, a new piece of equipment this year Don Garbison and Chuck Cropper are engrossed with preparing solu- tions for titration, part of a senes of experiments in Chemistry 3 55 Keeping abreast of the changing world Jill Short and Cindy Dauberman point nut the British Channel to classmates tn U S history The social studies department of Valparaiso High School offered courses in world history. U.S history, civics, economics, and sociology. The fields of world and U.S. history emphasized the study of men and nations — from the earliest cavemen to the last presidential election. For a better under- standing of the cold war, world history students studied the philosophy of communism. In civics, students were taught principles of the U.S. government. Current events in the nation and throughout the entire world also formed a major part of the discussion. Croup re- search projects on individual state governments kept students busy during the semester. Economic trends and the theory of a sound economy were discussed in economics class. Students put this knowledge to work by investigating corporations and " investing " $10,000 in stocks. Human beings and their behavior proved to be an absorbing topic for sociology students. From this study, individuals were able to make adjustments in their families and to better themselves as citizens. Mr Edquist supervises a panel discussion in sociology class concerning the pros and cons of steady dating Panel discussions such as these helped students to express their own ideas 56 Laurel Banle discusses u ith the other civic students the value of the basic freedoms granted citizens by the Constitution In civics the constitution was one of the first undertakings, since it forms a basis for the study of our present government structure Mike Scott finds The Wall Street foumal to be an excellent source of the daily stock averages For his economics pro- tect. Mike invested his ‘money " in General Motors. Ford Motors, and I E. Dupont Co In US history Denise Weddle and Robert Imw run the miniature Tom Thumb steam engine along its tiny track The engine, donated by Mr Joe Urschel in 19.12. demonstrated a phase in the history of transportation development In World history class. Mike Miller points out Xazi Germany in a discussion of the Second World War Donna Clendenm and Candy Decker are having a hard time finding some definitions for their English 7 " ism " assignment Santa Claus in the flesh? No, just a poster painting in Miss Lucas ' s sophomore English class to brighten the classroom for the Christmas season Striving for more fluent expression In academics this year, an emphasis was again placed on the English departments Students were urged to take at least six semesters of English — speech, composition, or literature courses offered. Sophomore English courses emphasized word usage, rhe- toric, and mechanics of theme composition. Sophomores found their literature course dealing with a general apprecia- tion of all forms of literature, including a detailed study of Shakespeare ' s lulius Caesar luniors were required to take either composition or speech. In the speech classes, students were taught the art of public speaking and debate. Composition courses taught students the basics of creative writing, junior literature dealt with the development of American literature. Senior English courses were geared to the college-bound student. English fundamentals and expository writing were emphasized in English 8. Students taking English 7 studied English literature, with an emphasis on the history of ideas. Students also learned to use the library as a study aid, while working on the “ism ' s " , a major project in which the students compiled definitions of philosophy terms. Greg MacDonald addresses his fellow students in speech class After conquering initial fnght, students worked to use facial expressions and hand gestures to put their ideas across more emphatically 58 In English 7 . lin k Meyers explains the symbols of heraldry to the class Oral reports by the students concerning English social history pro- vided an introduction to the study of English literature Sherry Koester works studiously on the note cards for her term paper In order to get credit in English 8, a term paper was required Paul Frye uses the card catalogue to check the bibliography of his English 8 term paper Denny Southers consults the dictionary in junior English composition class Correct spelling was emphasized in theme-writing 59 Libertad Hernandez, a student from l enezuela. studies a most Spantsh students sing " Happy Birthday " to Libertad Hernandez The class difficult lesson — her English Though Libertad found that Eng- held a party in celebration of Libertad’ s twentieth birthday lish is acquired slowly, she received high grades in the fourth year Spanish class. Foreign language enrollment up Sue German and Jamie Koenig record Spanish dialogues and then listen for mistakes in pronunciation The tape recorders have been used steadily since they were installed in 1963 60 This year more interest was developed toward foreign lan- guages. Classes in German, Latin and Spanish have grown in total enrollment from 261 to 295, an increase of 13%. For the first time, a fourth year Spanish class was started, also second year German was taught in the 1965 summer school. Besides learning to speak, write, and translate languages, students gathered knowledge concerning the country itself — its government, its customs, and its people. Films were regu- larly shown, some with foreign dialogue, to give a glimpse of foreign life. Translating foreign novels provided a break in grammar exercises. Spanish classes read Una Noche de Lima (A Night in Lima) and German classes Kleider Machen Leute (Clothes Make the Man). Making German potato pancakes was an interesting sidelight of the third year German class. Libertad Herandez, who moved here from Venezula, enlight- ened the senior Spanish class on the shades of difference be- tween Spanish and English word meanings. Latin students discovered Julius Caesar and the Gallic Wars. Third year German students Jim Phillips, Mary Heinold. and Marge Burrus prepare potatoes for a recipe of potato pancakes The students had to follow directions directly from the German copy printed in the text I,esen und Denken Mrs Green. German instructor, adjusts the range to the correct temperature for frying potato pancakes She ar- ranged for the class to experiment in the food lab. a rather irregular break from the usual schedule Lee Gordon models a Roman toga for the third semester Latin class Customs of Roman private life were interesting subject matter for the Ixitin scholars The Daily Chariot screams its headline of " Caesar Slain!” while Lynn Rhoda calmly reads the gory details of the murder The publication actual- ly was a publicity stunt for the movie Julius Caesar, but the Latin students found r he articles quite enlivening for their study of the famous Roman Shorthand students intently study their texts Shorthand proved valuable to students for notetaking in other courses For those still a bit confused, Dennis Marrell explains again how a six-column worksheet is used to fill out a ledger Students worked with the ledgers and worksheets when setting up their imaginary businesses Advanced typing girls practice the correct to type up telegrams They also learned to type invoices, purchase orders, bills of lading, letters, and van- ous other business forms Jerry Davis carefully rechecks his list of figures to make certain his trial balance is correct Pam Ulsh, a student secretary to Mr Herrick, types up a form which he will use in his classes Student secretaries assist teachers by typing tests and exercise forms Speed and efficiency in business skills For the students planning a business career, the high school offered bookkeeping, shorthand, typing, business English, and business law. In bookkeeping, students learned to " balance books " for an imaginary business. Each student purchased a business kit which contained checkbooks, ledgers, and other items necessary for the bookkeeping cycle. The four volume Gregg ' s Shorthand texts were used in four semesters of shorthand. First semester shorthand emphasized the learning of characters and brief forms. Shorthand 2, 3, and 4 emphasized speed and transcription. Business English students learned correct, up- to-date English for both everyday and business usage. Typing was vital for business and college-bound students. Students learned forms for business letters and manuscripts. Office practice was a clerical course emphasizing the various ma- chines that are found in the modern office. Sixty office prac- tice students made use of two small manual rotary calculators, one comptometer, one transcribing machine, and two adding machines. Business law trained students in the legal aspects of business. A bookkeeping student works through a study guide concerning business transactions Study guides accompanying each chapter test reading and understanding of the text 63 With the use of a mechanical man, Leonard Polsgrove shows his health and safety class how leverage is needed for all body move- ments famie Koenig holds a cross-sectional model of the heart so that health and safety students can sketch diagrams in their notebooks Developing sound body and creativity Katherine Delmerico reads instructions for making a sling while Sam Davis tries out the method on Charles Soonan Providing students with a better understanding of the human body and its functions and teaching necessary rules of safety constituted the main objectives of the health and safety course. Students were required to keep a daily notebook containing the information and diagrams given in the lec- tures. These notebooks were found to be useful to have as a guide to safety rules. Dissections of the heart, lungs, and joints were performed to show more vividly the body parts. Knowledge of safety rules and good hygiene is very impor- tant and thus, the health and safety course was a require- ment for all students. A more cultural aspect of student life was emphasized in the art appreciation course. First semester art requirements included sand paintings and a collection of monoprints. Monoprints involved inking a glass plate, placing paper over this, and sketching the picture on top. Students were also encouraged to work in oils. Second semester dealt with struc- tural work such as wood sculpture and metal figurines. 64 Chris Mullin helps Donna Gunsaulus as she works a moist lump of clay at the potter ' s wheel, which was purchased last year for the art department Opera- ting the potter’s wheel requires a certain degree of skill Students must spend a great deal of time to produce even the simplest pottery Art students work on their sand paintings These paintings and a collec- tion of monoprints were required in first semester art Mary Durand touches up her sand painting In sand paint- ing. students first glued sand to cardboard and then painted over it This was a basic study in texture painting. A styling team from Gary Beauty School gives some of the home economics girls new hair-dos A representative spoke on personal beauty tips and good grooming habits which are necessary for social and career success Home economics girls efficiently prepare a fall luncheon Besides the actual food preparation, the students practiced planning luncheons and dtnners which were balanced in food nutrition and yet were appetizing and appealing to the eye A machine shop student intently practices his welding bead Welding, teamed in first semester, was one of the basic fundamentals of machine shop practice Home economics girls begin to sew their blouses by staystitchmg one-fourth inch from the edge Construction of a blouse was the sewing project in the Introduction to Home Economics, a semester course for girls who previously had no instruction in home economics 66 Vocational arts build individual abilities The industrial arts department of VHS offered the student courses in architectural drawing, machine drawing, general shop, and advanced shopwork One of the more difficult projects in architectural drawing concerned the planning and design ng of a house, com- plete with blueprints. In the machine shop, the boys learned how to operate various types of high-powered machinery under the watchful eye of Mr Pollock from McGills Manufacturing, who served as temporary in- structor. Girls interested in food nutrition, food preparation, clothing construction, home nursing, and child develop- ment enrolled in the home economics department For the first time, two hour preparation labs were held twice a week. This gave the girls sufficient time to pre- pare an entire meal. In clothing construction, girls ad- vanced from simple dresses to formals and coats. Girls in home management furnished their own dream home, putting an emphasis on kitchen planning Hunched over a drawing board, eyes only inches from their sketches, in- dustrial art students complete their draft of a machine plan huture machinists, turning a piece of metal to size, bend over the lathes Perfecting skills, such as this, prepare a student for machine shop work immediately after graduation 67 For her first experience in actual driving practice. Martha Cooley finds the placement of all the driving instruments before turn- ing the ignition Mr Stokes and other students observe Mr Stokes explains to the driver training class the correct procedure for parallel parking Seeing a diagram and discussing the method beforehand helped the students during the actual driving experience Sophomore girls exert themselves in a game of volleyball during physical education " Keep those knees up! " Running lap s around the gym was a regu- lar warm-up exercise for the physical education classes 68 Proficiency in athletics and at the wheel The department of physical education hoped this year to instill in its participants a feeling of sportsman- ship and yet, develop in them an ability in a certain field. The boys ' gym classes had fifteen fields in which to participate. Mr. Sweet wanted to stress individual sports, such as tumbling and gymnastics. Then the indi- vidual abilities were incorporated into team work, such as basketball and soccer. Girls ' gym classes also re- volved around this same theme — individual develop- ment. Mrs. Frost planned extra activities for those who excelled in specific areas. Six driver training classes, each containing sixteen students, learned how to become defensive drivers, to heed the rules of the road, and to respect the pedes- trian ' s right-of-way. Under the watchful eye of Mr. Stokes, each student drove six hours in a new 1966 Plymouth Fury. This experience and the knowledge gained through moviesand the driving manual developed in the students good driving habits and equally impor- tant, a sense of responsibility. Another aspect of the course was the learning of car mechanics and emer- gency procedures. The grades earned in driving and those earned in the classroom both had to be passing for a student to earn his driver training permit. The grade earned in this course, however, could not be counted toward honor roll points. Boys in physical education form a pyramid . a stunt done in tum- bling 69 CONCERT CHOIR — First row: Mr Butt — director, M Linkimer, L Lange, J Hoyt, R Bradney, D Excell. Malasto, L Holst, F. Berrier, C Dauberman, G Taylor, P McAfee Second row L Pion, P Ahlgrim, L Williamson, L Skinner. C Scott, M McDaniels, ] Tamer. J Stuart, T Reach. ] Proffit, S Koester, T Lamb Third row P Bretscher. S Ptucha. B Bevan, ] Gingench, W. Gregory. K Hardesty, R Fox, C. Magers. H ' Powalski, J Tomczak, E Keeley, P Domke, P Ponader. M Springsteen Fourth row . P Kaminski, P Manning. M Dykstra, W Gross. M Bartholomew, C Smith, K Blood, D Wiesjahn, M Paxson, D Prentiss, L Polsgrove, B Biggs, T. Brody Not pictured H Brandenburg GIRINS GLEE CLUB — First row: T Field, T. Mundy, L. Steck, C Berry, A Milianta, D. Hussong, L. Guild, M Mortimer Second row: K Ciszek, C Standiford, D Meyer. M Pinkerton, N. Hart, B Bretscher. H Johnson, N Wach- holz Third row: L Pfledderer, V. Pfledderer, G Dogan, D Falls, B Leach, K Phillips, P Horton, R Rmker 70 Blending Choir officers for 1965-1966 are Judy Malasto — vice president, Jake Tamer — librarian. John Gingerich — president, Chuck Scott — trea- surer. iMurel Lange — accompanist, and Mr Butt — director Raistng voices tn song, the choir members practice a medley of songs from the Broadway hit My Fair Lady The choir met every day during 7 th period voices in harmony Choir this year was offered during both sixth and seventh periods. The newly organized Girls Glee Club met during sixth period, and the concert choir met during seventh period Choir was under the direction of Mr. Bernard Butt for the first time. In (anuary the choir participated in the Solo-Ensemble Contest and in April they attended the NISBOVA Contest. In past years, the choir has earned seven first place awards at this contest. Choir members again this year auditioned to be in the Carolers, a “swing " group which performed for various ser- vice clubs throughout the year. During the Christmas season, the Carolers invoked the true Christmas spirit in everyone by caroling through the halls. In collaboration with the band, the concert choir presented their Christmas Concert on De- cember 14. The new Girls Glee Club participated in most of the activities of the concert choir. In April the choir presented a spring concert and in June they honored the 1966 graduating class by singing at Commencement Mr Butt conducts the choir in preparation for the Choir Con- test scheduled in the spring 71 CONCERT BAND — First row M Heinold. S Deuring. C Makovsky. M Richardson, M Durand, I. Carr, M Barnett, K Gunsaulus Second row W. Shriver. M Meyer. D Clendemn, M Anderson. B Barnett. N Swihart. C Ehnes. B Bevan. I. Lange. I. Weissert, B Klemz, P Ulsh, J Widiger, B Engel, N. Conklin Third row Wienhorst. R Delcourt. K l.aughlin, . Yazel, N Hart, M Clark. Pinkerton P Ulsh. L. Pierson. P Johnson, C Peller, D Fitch, B Resteau. B Dravinikas. B Tuesburg, J. Roberts, J. Doyle. B Honzik, R Brindle, Barber. N. Johnson Fourth row: C Scott. D Ahlberg. R Case. G Thayer. R Coolman. J Tverdik. F Arnold. D Michael. Mr Miller-director, L McAfee. W. Shewan. K Guilford. K Schwan. K Rosenbaum Leading the 1 966 Marching V ' ikings are majorette June Bow- man. drum major Charles Peller. and majorette Mary Blaney A brassy fanfare announces the start of another half-time show by the 1966 Marching Vikings One of the most spectacular performances of the band was the “James Bond " show 72 From John Sousa to Johann Bach 966 band officers under the direction of Mr Miller are Don- na Clendenin — recording secretary, Mary Heinold — secre- tary, Mr Miller. I.oren a Carr — librarian, Dave Michael — vice president. Noel Johnson — president, Linda Weissert — librarian. Chuck Scott — publicity, Fred Arnold — property man. and Myron Anderson — property man Under the capable direction of Mr. Robert C. Miller the Valparaiso High School Band had a very busy and successful year. Starting with the first week of school, the Marching Vikings entertained the football crowd during half-time with shows of " lames Bond " and " Broadway Musicals. " They also par- ticipated in Purdue University ' s Band Day and the Valparaiso University Homecoming Parade. At the close of marching season, auditions were held and the concert and reserve bands were formed. For the benefit of raising funds, the Band Boosters spon- sored the annual Ham Dinner held in November at Thomas lefferson lunior High School. Two public concerts were per- formed this year. In the spring band members took honors at both the Solo and Ensemble Contest and the Band Contest. A new experience for the sophomore and junior members was a concert tour to seve al neighboring schools. The last public function for this year ' s band was the concert for the school convocation. 73 Kathy Mitchell, secretary, reads the minutes of the last student council meeting Meetings were held regularly on Wednesday Student Council members listen to a report on the prices of several differer " V” symbols The Student Council put the issue of whether to make the symbol for victory or school before the student body Linking student body and administration During the second week of school, a homeroom was held for the purpose of electing representatives to the Student Council. Each representative was to attend all Student Coun- cil meetings and to raise suggestions for the improvement of student relationship with the administration arid school regu- lations. This year Student Council worked steadily to achieve some of these goals. A project committee was appointed and in- vestigated needed improvements around the school. The school constitution was reexamined and an amendment was added concerning the scholastic standing of cheerleaders Petitions for all social functions required approval by the Stu- dent Council. Elections for class officers were supervised by this body. Some suggestions considered by the Student Council this year were: the installment of an apple machine, the purchase of a victory symbol, and the placement of clocks in all class- rooms. This year ' s officers were )im Siewin — president; Rich Raines — vice president; Kathie Mitchell — secretary; and Bill Anderson — treasurer. Student Council Officers: Rich Raines, vice-president . Jim Siewin. president ; Kathie Mitchell, secretary, Bill Anderson, treasurer 74 STUDENT COUNCIL — First row N Swihart, D Wellman. J Williamson. M Fairfield. M Burrus. M Heinold Second row S Games. N Anderson. J Siewin. R Raines. K Mitchell. W. Anderson. B Morrell. I Proffitt Third row G Bow- man. W Maudlin. T. Hart, P Kruger, W Nielson. S Buck. C. Scott, R Gaynor, C M alas to Fourth row: R Delcourt, R Swisher. J Phillips. P Frye. D Dog an. G Dtebold, J Wellsand, D Grom, S Conover, W Roe. M Schramm Jim Siewin. president of Student Council, begins the meeting by calling the members to order During installation ceremonies, student council representatives repeat the pledge after President Jim Siewin 75 The 1965-1966 Varsity Cheerleaders are Tish Plan. Brenda Haney. Cindy Dauberman. Florence Armalarage. Chrts Makovsky. and Jan Gratton The 1965-1966 Junior Varsity Cheerleaders are Jeannie Johnston. Janette Barker. Becky Morrell, and Lynette Pton 76 Boy ' s pep section gets in the act The new Varsity Cheerleaders for the boys ' section are kneeling— Bob Richmond, Bruce Biggs , standing— Tom Nicklas, Dennis Southers VHS had a new addition to its cheering squad this year Besides the ten girls annually chosen by the student body, there were four boys who volunteered for the task. They too, were required to maintain a " C " grade average to be cheer- leaders. As their duty demanded, both the girl and boy cheer- leaders practiced often to continually improve their tech- niques and to introduce new cheers to lead the pep section in organized yells to encourage our teams to victory. The Pep Band greatly contributed to the atmosphere of all home basketball games and pep sessions. The fifteen boys that made up the section were chosen according to ability by Mr Miller, band director. The band played pop music, marches, show tunes, and other spirited songs which proved popular with the student body. Dennis Southers and Bob Richmond lead the cheers of the boys ' pep section This was the first year for boy cheerleaders Pep Band - Sitting: N Johnson. C Scott. L McAfee. C Peller Standing R Honztk. D Bloemen. f Barber. F Arnold. M Anderson. S Deunng. D Ahlberg. R Delcourt. K Schwan. ] Roberts. K Rosenbaum. R Bnndle 77 Pep Club activities expand Mary Meyer pins a corsage on senior cheerleader Tish Platt Senior girls wore corsages to mark their last home basketball game " To win with dignity and to lose graciously ' at all athletic functions summarized the purpose of the Valparaiso High School Pep Club With this motto in mind. Pep Club strived to encourage a high degree of school spirit in their many ac- tivities. This year the officers began club functions during the sum- mer by organizing a bake sale to raise funds. During football season the club sponsored the first big event of the year, the Homecoming Dance where the queen and her court were pre- sented to the student body. Pep Club ' s white shirt section was regularly seen at all home basketball games. For the tour- neys, a shaker session was organized Pep Club also arranged for buses to away football and basketball games. At the Valpo Relays, students voted on the Spring Beauty Court, which later was presented at another Pep Club sponsored activity, the Spring Beauty Dance. The annual banquet marked the end of the 1965-1966 Pep Club year Medals and charms were award- ed and the newly elected officers were installed " Gimme the beat, two. three, four ” Hidden by rows of green and white shakers, the girls in shaker section work the routine for " The Beat. " Pep Club Officers— Sitting: Tosha Beach, treasurer: Sherry Koester, president. Judy Ash- ton. secretary Standing Dave Grom, vice-president , Pat Sohday. secretary-treasurer: Nan cy Nielsen, vice-president: Dean Hemmersbach. president Mary Hetnold puts the finishing touch on the hoop for the last home basketball game of the season " Dress those Vikes for victory! " Stef Stedmann and Nancy Tofte paint Valparaiso store windows to urge the basketball team on to a sectional victory " Oh, Horsemanna, oh don ' t you cry for us . Senior girls sing for the student body during the annual Homecoming Skit The Y ' ikes met Hor- ace Mann in the Homecoming Game 79 Tables situated at the edge of the dance floor provided a place for couples to sit and talk between dances Jen Hams and Gene Caryer enter the dance by stepping over the bridge into " Fantasies of Frost " Couples, surrounded by winter wonderland scenes, dance to the music of the Glen Martin Combo Dancing in " Fantasies of Frost " The annual Christmas Dance, co-sponsored by Val- ' post and Hi-Y, was held on December 18, 1965. Al- though the outside weather was anything but wintry, inside Boucher Gymnasium one hundred and twenty couples danced in " Fantasies of Frost " to music pro- vided by the Glen Martin Combo. Large, lighted pine trees, flocked in white and decorated with little elves, were situated in the centerof the floor while huge " snow drifts " stretched along the walls. Deer " froliced " under a starry sky. A lighted banner proclaimed the theme " Fantasies of Frost. " The winter wonderland atmos- phere put everyone in a christmasy mood. This annual semi-formal dance was co-chairmened by Lynda Miller and Tish Platt of the Valpost staff. The Hi-Y and Valpost, co-sponsors of the semi-formal dance, furnish punch and cookies for refreshments The Christmasy background provides a romantic atmosphere for the dance couples Kathy Anderson and John Tomczak pose for photographer Nancy Ek Ferguson The couples received the colored photographs after the Christmas vacation 81 Y- TEENS OFFICERS— First row L Koenig, program director; L Arnold, president Second row J Johnson, secretary. J Bowman, vice-president; G Zoller. treasurer ; F Craig, sponsor Y-Teens raise money for charity [L IP L Officers Linda Arnold and fill Johnson watch as Linda Miller per- forms the solemn initiation ritual to become a Y-Teens member Y-Teens endeavored to build a fellowship of girls de- voted to the task of serving people of all races, religions, and nationalities. The annual Mixing Bowl held on Sep- tember 14 introduced Y-Teens functions to the incom- ing sophomores. The new members were later inducted into the club during a candlelight ceremony on October 19 in the school cafeteria. This year Y-Teens baked birthday cakes for those at the County Home, sent canned goods to the Welfare Department, made toys for Vale Day children and had a party for the children at the Shults-Lewis home. Y-Teens sponsored a Ski Party at Ben Franklin lunior High School on November 12. This took the place of the Masquerade Dance held previously TB stamp sales and a bake sale raised money for charity. A highlight of the year was the King of Hearts Dance at which the King and his courtiers, senior boys elected by Y-Teen members, were featured. The Mother-Daughter Banquet in the spring climaxed the end of the year with the installation of next year ' s officers. ft 82 Candy Decker, Lind a Arnold, and Pam Cowan wrap Christmas gifts to donate to the welfare department Use Stager and iMpnel Holst whtp up a birthday cake to take to the County Home Every month two Y-Teen members baked a cake and took it to the old people Y-Teen members and their dates dance to the beat of The Corsairs at the Ski Party The Ski Party, held in November, was a new social event sponsored by Y-Teens 83 King of Hearts Court Jim Phillips ; Gib Xeuner, Jim Siewin. pnnce ; Gene Caryer. king; Paul Frye; Torn Eller; Steve Seeltg Linda Arnold, Y- Teens president, bestows the coronation kiss on King of Hearts Gene Caryer Gene Caryer and Linda Arnold begin the coronation dance King of Gail Field and Tom Anderson take a break for refreshments of punch and cookies Mary Meyer took charge of the refreshments Hearts yields $100 The King of Hearts Dance, held on February 12 at Benjamin Franklin junior High School, was the main money-making project of Y-Teens this year. Carrying out the Y-Teen idea of service to the community, the organization donated $100, the largest amount ever given, to the Heart Fund. The dance was held from 8:30 to 11:00. In a romantic background of hearts and cupids, the couples danced to the music of The Beachcombers. The highlight of the evening was at 9:30 when Betty Wald- schmidt announced the King of Hearts Court: jim Phillips, Gib Neuner, Steve Seelig, Tom Eiler, Paul Frye, Prince jim Siewin, and King Gene Caryer. Their escorts were Pam Cowan, Ways and Means Chairman: Candy Decker, Senior Board Member; Lenore Koenig, Program Chairman; Gale Zoller, Treasurer; jill johnson, Secretary; june Bowman, Vice-Presi- dent; and Linda Arnold, President. Linda Arnold then pre- sented Gene Caryer with the King ' s crown and bestowed on him the coronation kiss. The entire court and their escorts join Gene and Linda in the corona- tion dance The court was chosen by Y-Teens members from all the senior boys 85 Hi-Y members help hospital Hi-Y members Steve Ferguson. Art Schnure Tom Eiler. and Kevin Guilford meet at the Big Wheel be- fore attending church services Steve Ferguson keeps the rope taut as he waits for half-time By attending a different church once or twice a month. Hi- Y members promote religious service throughout the com- munity Building life-size marionettes for the pediatrics wing of Porter Memorial Hospital was the special project this year of the Hi-V members. This work was a fine example of the ser- vices performed to donate the members ' time and services for the public welfare of the school and community. As a school service, Hi-Y co-sponsored the Christmas dance, put on sock hops, organized the Hi-Y and faculty basketball game, and held a swimming party. Hi-Y also supplied ushers for the home basketball games from its junior and senior members. The ushers were in charge of seating spectators and distributing programs. They were also responsible to keep people off the court during half- times. Hi-Y members enter Satnt Andrews Episcopal Church to attend the ten o ' clock service Hi-Y Ushers — First row G Jones, G Caryer, R Raines . T Eiler Second row R S levers. S Ferguson. F Towe. Keller. T Moore Third row A Schnure. J Woods. G. Broling, R Burrus. D Hemmersbach President Tom Eiler. conducting the bi-weekly Hi-Y meeting, leads a discussion on the Faculty-Hi-Y basketball game Hi-Y Officers and Sponsor -Sitting Tom Eiler. president . Claude Gaston, sponsor Standing Dave Bochmcka. sargeant-at-arms. Rich Case, chaplain. Fred Towe. vice- president. Gene Caryer. secretary-treasurer Hi-Y usher Tom Eiler hands a basketball program to Rita Glasshagel at one of the home basketball games 87 Bi-weekly look at VHS Reporters Tina Vickers, Eric Thorgren, Sally Bennett, and News Editor Mike Bartholomew prepare the Valpost for distribution to the various homerooms Denise Weddle and Lynda Miller, columnists for the Valpost. leave the Valpost room to distribute papers Valpost staff, under the excellent leadership of Mrs Inman, had another successful year in journalism. Editor-in-Chief Larry Dague efficiently co-ordinated the activities of the other editors. Craig Harmon took care of all business trans- actions. Timely editorials written by Larry Dague and Mark Cole expressed the views of the students and faculty. Michael Bartholomew edited all news articles. )im Siewin, Don Vand- rey, and Tom Nicklas were in charge of the sports department Features were created by Use Stager. Lynda Miller and Denise Weddle wrote a gossip column concerning the humerous ac- tivities of the students. The year was climaxed by the an- nouncement of the 1966-1967 staff at the annual Valenian- Valpost banquet Business Manager Craig Harmon and Editor-in-Chief Laurence Dague discuss the copy style of the paper with Valpost Advisor Mrs Marge Inman Mark Cole - editorial editor. Use Staler - feature editor, and Don Vandrey - sports editor plan articles for the comm g issue Tish Platt, photo editor, works out a schedule for pic- tures that must be taken Business Manager Craig Harmon discusses advertising plans with Connie Hamilton, who designs the ad- vertising. and Gail Lightcap. who is advertising manager 89 Golden year for Valenian Mr Roy Ellis Brown. Valenian advisor, discusses various layout possibilities with Editor-in-Chief Mary Ellen Fair- field Mary Ellen co-ordinated the activities of the other editors into a smoothly running production Abbte Winerman. photo editor, loads the camera Abbte scheduled all pictures, took many of them, and cropped red proofs to the correct size for the book " Fifty Years of Challenge and Change " — this year our theme was handed to us on a silver platter for this was the fiftieth volume of Valenian The staff, composed of seven editors, worked steadily to prepare a volume which would commem- orate not only VHS 1966 but also the fifty preceding years of VHS school activity. Mary Ellen Fairfield, editor-in-chief, with the guidance of Mr. Roy Ellis Brown, supervised the work She guided the efforts of all the other editors into six channels. This year ' s photo editor, Abbie Winerman, caught the look and spirit of 1966 VHS in candid shots of the stu- dents. Beverly Tuthill helped draw and arrange the pictures and copy on the page. Donna Clendenin, layout editor, had the job of pasting up all the parts of the page to be sent to the printers. Mary Heinold wrote all body copy, heads, and cap- tions for all the pictures. Shirley Tuthill, narrative editor, took charge of the section on the history of VHS Mary Meyer took care of all business transactions. Working together, these seven editors published this volume for the students as the story of VHS 1966 Mary Meyer, managing editor, types a list of all students, who purchased a Valenian Mary made up all purchase orders, posted deposits and expenditures, kept a record of all contracts, and pre- pared a financial report at the end of the year Shirley Tuthill. narrative editor, studies the layout of the history section Shirley uncovered all the material in the history section and prepared it for printing 90 Beverly Tuthill, art editor, draws the layout for opening section Be t drew up the layouts for all double page spreads and made a dummy of the final layouts Mane Hannon and Marge Burrus are the album section su- pervisors Mane gathered information for senior identifica- tions and Marge scheduled all senior portrait sittings v mr lS l NORM VAltNIftN ' Charlie Brown hits the advertising department of Valenian This year, through the efforts of the entire staff, over ninety-two per cent of the student body purchased Valenians Donna Clendenin. layout editor, waits for the paster to warm up. Donna pasted up pictures and copy on the sheets to be sent to the pnnters Mary Hetnold. copy editor, leafs through Roget’s The- saurus for the right word Mary was responsible for the wnting of all block copy, heads, and picture captions Junior Assistants in Valenian — Sitting Kathie Mitchell. Dawn Wellman. Joyce Stephan. Mary Durand Standing Peggy Stolz. Tina Vickers. Kathy Cisiek 91 Public Appearance Club formed Cappy Peller uses a dry mount press to fix pictures to hardboard while Amy Nevitt tacks the pictures in preparation for the process In 1966 a new organization was, born to VHS: the Public Ap- pearance Club. It was divided into two sections, drama and debate One of the purposes of the drama section was to put on short plays and attempt a full length production Croup discussions, speech contests, and debates were planned by the debate group Each section usually worked independent- ly with each having their own set of offices, however, a cen- tral committee was set up for the whole club to hold joint meetings Student librarians, supervised by Mr. Cardin — head li- brarian, helped operate an efficient library. These librarians not only wanted to work, but also showed a real interest in the functions of the library. Among othfer things, the work of the librarians included cataloging, preparation of the books for the shelves, pasting of pockets and covers, typing of cards, and reading of book reviews. Their purpose was to serve the student body and the faculty with both reading and reference material. Student Librarians - First row T Field. L Engert, A Nevitt. C Hough. S Benham. M Bowman. P Murphy. I) Bond. C Peller Second row T Clifford. J Barber. M Berner. M Schaefer. Ponader. N Conklin. M Clark. M Cooley. K Rice. R Rinker Drama Section Officers: Linda Gray, secretary, Linda Hiscox, treasurer , Kathy Clark, president jenny Ponader, student librarian, marks the proper Dewey decimal classification on new library books Speech Section Officers Mark Cole, president, Jenny Stuart, secretary , Larry Dague, vice-president Kathy Clark, president of the drama section, reads off several radio plays from which one was chosen to present on the radio station WNWI Secretary Linda Gray collects dues from a prospective member of the newly-formed Public Appearance Club 93 FTA Officers and Sponsors— Sitting: Paula Domke, president, Sandra Ptucha, vice-president. Standing Mary Edna Bowman, sponsor, Roger Williams, sponsor, Laurel Lange, secretary-treasurer Sandra Ptucha decorates the wall with designs which her first grade pupils made out of strips of construction paper Sandra Ptucha listens to a first grader pronounce words that she just learned The first grade students at Memorial Grade School listen carefully as Suzette Reinert reads to them 94 Suzette Reinert points out a picture of George Washing ton to her students They studied the lives of Washing- ton and Lincoln during the month of February Cadet teachers gain experience Mr William Hodge, regional director of the National Edu- cators Association, chats with Mr Williams and Paula Domke after the FTA meeting Mr Hodge spoke to the future teachers on " Looking Ahead " To promote an interest in teaching and to give insight into some of the aspects of the profession were the objectives of FTA, the Future Teachers Association. FTA presented to its members guest speakers and also conducted group discus- sions. The speakers included Mrs. Bauer, a faculty member here at VHS, Mrs. Woizie, from Vale Day School, and Mr. Carpenter, a speech and hearing specialist. FTA was open for membership to any one interested in teaching and was re- quired of all cadet teachers. Cadet teachers gained experience by working in grade school classrooms An hour each day for one semester of the senior year was spent in the grade school classrooms of this area Half of this time was spent in grades one, two, and three, and the other half in grades four, five, and six. The cadet teachers helped the adult teachers grade papers and on occasion, even took charge of the class. Through this exper- ience, these girls were given a taste of what lies ahead in the career of teaching 95 GAA promotes gymnastics GAA Officers and Sponsors —Sitting Laura Heimberg. president; Anne Frost, sponsor; Karen Niksch, secretary Standing Gretchen Ha ller berg, vice-president. Joeine Green, sponsor; Becky McEnterfer treasurer A gymnastic enthusiast attempts a shoulder stand on the parallel bars Students were able to practice during fourth period and on Friday after school Increased interest in gymnastics made this sport available as a new activity in the CAA program. The student body was made aware of this when GAA arranged for the Portage Gym- nastic team to perform at a student convocation. VHS helped to further the project by purchasing a new ruter board, horse, and parallel bars. Several girls trained for weeks on the equip- ment and were able to participate in the State gymnastics meet. Other sports on the GAA program were: fight-football, speed- ball, and basketball. Telegraphic bowling meets with other schools and play days were also held. Social events sponsored by GAA included an initiation, the holiday Big Sister-Little Sister party, and the Sadie Hawkins dance held in the spring The announcement of awards and new officers at the GAA banquet marked the end of a busy, successful year. With a little help, a GAA member performs a handstand on the uneven parallels " Is it a strike? " Telegraphic bowling meets were held every week in GAA 96 GAA officers pass out gifts and refreshments at the Big Sister-Little Sister Christmas Party held before the holiday break Pauline Woods serves the volleyball in the second match of a volley- ball tournament At the GAA initiation Lillian Dunkelbarger receives a shower of talcum powder from her Big Sister erry Chael uses a pencil-type sol- Mr William Bailey, Science Club sponsor, explains the theory of air flight to William Jared dering iron to assemble a tube test- er kit New research in electronics Mr. William Bailey, Mr. Roger Williams, and the twelve mem- bers of Science Club decided to divide the organization into two parts. Mr Bailey ' s branch was concerned with electron- ics. The club purchased many electronic kits, among them a twelve-in-one kit, which can be used as twelve various elec- tronic instruments. The members built and used a walkie- talkie. They also discussed the " ways " and " whys " of elec- tricity and explored the subject further through experiments. Mr. Williams headed the other section. This group, although rather small, dealt with a wide range of topics from astronomy to nuclear physics and chemistry 98 Randy Hahn, ferry Chael, and Dick Bnndle solder together the parts of a tube tester Science Club members follow directions for assembling a trans- ceiver Dick Bnndle, Jim Kilmer, ferry Chael. Peggy Stolz. and Randy Hahn experiment with a homemade tesla coil, causing sparks to ;ump between terminals Science Club officers and sponsors Jerry Chenowith. sponsor, ferry Chael. presi- dent. Roger Williams, sponsor; Jim Kiliher secretary-treasurer, William Bailey, sponsor; Randy Hahn, vice-president; ferry Loomis, sponsor 1 om fones operates a transceiver or walkie-talkie, which was built by the Science Club 99 STUDENT SECRETARIES— First row K Ciszek. M Ludmgton. M Mandemach. P Ulsh. B Hading. K Fetla. P Cowan. I. Mounce. W Weber Sec- ond row L Holst. P. Bochnicka. P Dolby. 1. Robinson. B Brown. I. Arnold. J Ashton. S Lochmandy. A Hoffman. P I.tndahl Third row McKean. S Tuthill. C. Thompson. L. Koenig. V. Mcl-ean. L. Claus. J. Neuman. B Tuthill . P Ulsh STUDENT NURSES— First row N. Anderson. B Beldon. M Durand. C. Dean Second row V. Scruggs. I. McGuire. K Rice. S Reinert. D Reynolds Third row J Short. K Laughlin. L Gray, C Wieggel. M Cooley. J Clifford. P Nedburg 100 Students donate time Chrts Thompson, student secretary for Mrs Inman . runs off a test on the mimeograph MR HENKEL’S OFFICE-Ftrst rou N Niel- sen. Graham Second row S Porch. Newman Student nurses, student secretaries, and office girls served the school in various ways. Student nurses were chosen from those girls considering nursing as a career. They spent one period a day in the office, taking care of minor incidents and reporting all major injuries and illnesses. They called parents to take the students home when necessary. All girls in advance typing could serve as students secretaries. They helped teach- ers correct work, typed up tests and worksheets, and did var- ious other tasks. Average or above average students were allowed to help in the offices. These girls did general office work such as filing, running errands, and making announce- ments. They were stationed in the principal ' s, attendance, and the guidance offices. MR TELLE’S OFFICE— L Robinson. L Miller. J Bluhm. K Niksch, J Barnes. Malasto MR HILDRETHS OFFICE-O Fntts. D Gathmann. I) Reynolds. G Field MR DOANES OFFICE-Ftrst row D Buehrie P Dom.se K Miller W idiger Second row G Zolter L Williamson S Taylor 101 As the gun foes off the Vikes rut loose from the startm r position to win another meet against the Hobart Brickies 25-3 1 the rorest rark golf course 7 he home meets were held at VARSITY CROSS COUNTRY -First row M Roberts. A Schnure. G Neuner. P Frye. C Comeford. D Bnttingham. C Noonan. ] Siewin Second row R Edwards, manager. B Toth. D Vandrey. D Dogan. S Seehg. E Edquist. coach. R Crockett. R Siemion. J Crockett. R Meyers. H Brandenburg manager 102 Don Vandrey — CC state champ Don l andrey. 1965 Cross Country champ, strains to break the tape to come in first for the Viking harriers JUNIOR VARSITY CROSS COUNTRY- First row D Rhoda. P Dougher ty R Collins. L Williams, Hannon Second row H Brandenburg, mana- ger. R Hanna. J Fleming. Schnure. P Seelig. B O ' Neil . S Buck. 1. Gor- don. E Edquist. coach On October 30, 1965, at the South Grove Course, Viking Don Vandrey with a timing of 9:27.3 broke the tape and thus became Valparaiso ' s first State Cross Country Champion This achievement topped off a highly successful season for the Viking Harriers. In the conference competition the varsity runners placed sec- ond with a record of 14-1 In dual meets the fast-footed boys ran away with 19 victories out of 22 contests The invitational meets ' record was also something to be proud of. In the Fort Wayne South Invitational, the Harriers came in first out of nine participating schools; in Hobart, third out of 26; on the Shortridge course, ninth out of 23; and in LaPorte, seventh out of 21 Valpo was also very well represented in the sectional meet, coming in third, and in the regional, sixth. Sen- iors Charles Comeford and Paul Frye were co-captains of the team under the training of Coach Evar Edquist VARSITY CROSS COUNTRY Valpo 29 Michigan City 27 Valpo 18 Kouts 44 Valpo 17 Crown Point 43 Valpo 17 Griffith 43 Valpo 15 Portage 50 Valpo 27 Fort Wayne North Side 28 Valpo 28 LaPorte 27 Valpo 21 Gary Tolleston 34 Valpo 26 Hammond Gavit 32 Valpo 19 Gary Emerson 42 Valpo 17 Hammond Tech 46 Valpo 23 Gary Lew Wallace 36 Valpo 15 East Chicago Roosevelt 50 Valpo 18 Hammond Clark 43 Valpo 19 Gary Froebel 41 Valpo 19 Whiting 44 Valpo 15 East Chicago Washington 50 Valpo 16 Gary Horace Mann 44 Valpo 16 Hammond Morton 46 Valpo 30 Gary Roosevelt 25 Valpo 17 Hammond High 42 Valpo 25 Hobart 31 103 Netters hit bottom Tennis, a new sport at V.H.S. this fall, experienced a rocky first season. The tennis squad gained valuable experience, however, as they competed in nine school conferences. In thirteen outings, the Viking Netters were downed every match. Six of these matches were heartbreakingly close, however, with the opposition squeaking by with a 2-3 margin. Eight netters earned their letters this year: Leroy Stevenson, Edwyn Boyd, Charles Highlan, Martin Baumgaertner, Sam Davis, Jeffrey Meyerowitz, Larry Salberg, and Robert Delcourt Mr. Chenoweth, varsity coach, feels that the experience gained in the season will be of great help to next year ' s squad Showing classic form , Sam Davis volleys an overhead across the net VARSITY TENNIS - First row C Highlan, L Stevenson, M Baumgaertner, S Davis, E Boyd Second row J Cheno- with, coach, R Delcourt, L Salberg. J Meyerowitz, L Fox , E Thorgren, W Gregory, R Bundle 104 Martin Bnumgaertner serves to his Hammond Tech op- ponent Martin was one of the tennis lettermen this year Sam Davis smashes a backhand shot across court in the meet with Crown Point Despite our teams efforts, Crown Point downed us 4-1 Spectators ' view of the tennis match A Viking Netter swats futilely at a Gary Roosevelt volley The Vikings were downed 3-2 VARSITY TENNIS Valpo 1 Crown Point 4 Valpo 2 East Chicago Roosevelt 3 Valpo 2 Hammond Clark 3 Valpo 1 Cary Lew Wallace 4 Valpo 0 Cary Horace Mann 5 Valpo 2 Cary Roosevelt 3 Valpo 1 Hammond Tech 4 Valpo 1 Crown Point 4 Valpo 2 East Chicago Washington 3 Valpo 1 Hammond High 4 Valpo 2 Cary Tolleston 3 Valpo 2 Gary Wirt 3 105 Gridders grind out victories. . . " Cmon, guys. get him ' " Tom Nicklas shouts from the sidelines for a tackle Denny Marrell. injured in the second game of the season, misses the action on the field VHS gridders, under the training of Mr. Tom Stokes, varsity coach, Mr. Robert Rhoda, and Mr. |im Bailey, assistant coaches, had a spectacular season Out of nine encounters, the Vikings had five victories, two draws, and two defeats. The Chesterton game was one of the key games of the season The powerful Viking team trounced the Chesterton Trojans, the Calumet Conference Champs, 30-9. Another important game was the Hammond High clash, in which Valpo downed this high-rated state team 13-7. The Vikings succeeded in tying Gary Horace Mann, Northwest Conference Champs. Under the " star system set up by Mr. Stokes three years ago, a player gets a star for records in fumbles recovered, punts blocked, and passes intercepted. Senior )im Wellsand, co-captain with Terry Herman, tied Dave Knott ' s previous record of six stars. The boy with the " golden arm, " senior Gene Caryer, threw for fourteen touch-downs, the previous record being twelve. Caryer also came within two yards of the record for total yardage gained in passing The tackling trophy was awarded to Ron Raelson, a junior. The young gridders of the junior Varsity, with the training of Mr. Sidney Reggie, head coach, and Mr William Bailey, assistant, suffered only one loss the whole season, this being to Gary Horace Mann Stars were earned by Tom Steinler, lohn Biggs, Jeff Williamson, and Bill Nielsen. Jim Stinnett received the tackling trophy for the greatest number of tack- les, and Dave Garbison had the honor of scoring the most points. The team goes through their paces to warm-up for the game Jim Wellsand fights off the tackle of a Horace Mann player 106 It ' s a mad scramble for the ball when the Vikes fake a play on the Horsemen A perfect pass slides the pigskin neatly into the waiting arms of a Viking player 107 VARSITY FOOTBALL First row R Richmond . T Nicklas. C Nightingale. J Wellsand. T. Campbell. f. Goreckt Second row S Ferguson, manager. R Case, manager. ] Phillips, T Eller. R Raines. W. Higer, G Sigler. W Anderson. G ones. D Grom, mana- ger Third row R Rhoda. assistant coach. N. Shook. R Raelson. G. Cayer. R Finley. N Sundin. T Herman. B Biggs. M Parry. K Barber, manager. T Stokes , head coach. ] Bailey, assistant coach Fourth row T Moore. R Linkimer. L Mahon. T Hart. D Wellsand. L. Moore, R Armstrong. K Kennerer. C Conover, M McBain. S Lutze Jim Wellsand stretches to catch a pass and carries it for a touchdown During half-time of Parent ' s Night, the last home game of the season, football players and their parents were introduced to the fans JUNIOR VARSITY FOOTBALL Valpo 22 Portage 7 Valpo 7 Cary Horace Mann 18 Valpo 33 River Forest 6 Valpo 33 Chesterton 0 Valpo 25 Chesterton Reserve 13 Valpo 13 Dyer Reserve 6 Valpo 20 Crown Point 7 108 . . .for a winning season VARSITY FOOTBALL Valpo 0 Cary Lew Wallace 40 Valpo 14 Cary Froebel 0 Valpo 6 Cary Horace Mann 6 Valpo 30 Chesterton 19 Valpo 13 Hammond High 7 Valpo 13 Cary Tolleston 26 Valpo 12 Cary Emerson 12 Valpo 40 Portage 0 Valpo 22 Indianapolis Crispus Attucks 13 Coach Stokes gives last minute instructions to Rich Rames JUNIOR VARSITY FOOTBALL — First row: D Hoffman , C Malasto, T Hart, S. Shauer, G Hess, D Collins Second row: l) Bliss, manager, K Roberts. Stinett, J Oelling, W Nielsen, Williamson, M Saylor, S Conover, D Wasemann Third row S Reggie, head coach. D Garbison, W Derr, D Heffeman, L Biggs, J Sachtleben, L Clifford, P Soliday, N. Howell, W. Bailey, assistant coach Fourth row T Stemdler, J Wagner, J Biggs, K Affeld, F Shattuc, R Coalman, E Youngren. M Dykstra, P Kas- sanits, R Ahlgrtm 109 Geoff Jones grasps his op- ponent in a referee s position A Viking " Matman " tries a quick take-down Varsity Wrestlers —First row : C. Malasto. T Smurdon, J Doyle, J Hannon Second row K Falkowskt, J Tom- czak, R Phillips. B Biggs. G Jones. W. Maudlin, manager. Third row R Copas. manager. J Biggs. P Findlmg. M Dykstra. D Grom. S Reggie, coach At the beginning of another two minute period. Tim Smurdon Locked together, wrestlers strain for the take-down waits for an opportunity to catch his opponent off balance 110 Matmen try, but fail to win A Vtking " Grappler " struggles tn put his opponent in a pinning combination The VHS matmen under Coach Sidney Reggie had a dis- appointing season. Because most of the team was inexper- ienced, the wrestlers did not win a meet; however, they came close to winning more than once. In conference meets, Geoff (ones took second in the 165 pound division and Mike Dyk- stra took second in the heavyweight division. In the section- als, Tim Smurden captured third place in the -103 pound class. This year ' s Most Outstanding Wrestler was Geoff Jones, who scored highest in matches won, take-downs, pins, and total points scored. With this year ' s experience, next season prom- ises much more. VARSITY WRESTLERS Valpo 15 Gary Emerson 39 Valpo 26 Gary Tolleston 28 Valpo 6 Gary Horace Mann 46 Valpo 0 Crown Point 54 Valpo 8 River Forest 37 Valpo 21 Gary Lew Wallace 27 Valpo 8 Gary Roosevelt 46 Valpo 2 La Porte 51 Valpo 3 Highland 39 Valpo 13 Knox 41 Valpo 0 Lowell 52 Valpo 16 River Forest 29 Junior Varsity Wrestlers -First row Brown, ] Armen. R Cochran, T Rtppey. R Delcourt Second row G Eckley. D Kaminsky. F Shattuc. R Bowen. R Butterfield. S Reggie, coach 111 Varsity Swimming— First row: T Breitzke, S Larson. T Deal. R Magyar Second row D Fitch, manager: W Evans. N. Johnson, h Heckman, R Swisher, L Hall. S Conover. C Corky Third row: J Bailey, coach; P Heffeman, C. Peller, G MacDonald. M McBain. K Schwan, D Sanford. W. Higer k ‘‘Swimmers, take your mark " And the gun goes off ! Greg MacDonald admires the medal presented to him for winning the state championship in the fifty yard freestyle 112 Tankers sport state champ A gulp of air and Soe! Johnson completes the 100 yard butterfly stroke Mike Me Bam starts from the pike position for a one and a half The varsity swimming team coached by Jim Bailey had an- other great season with thirteen wins and only four losses. The ' were both conference and sectional champions and placed tenth in the state meet. For the second straight year Greg MacDonald placed first in the 50 yard free style, this year setting a new state record of 22.3 seconds, breaking his own previous record of 22.7 seconds. In the 100 breast stroke, Dick Swisher placed sixth. Other swimmers who set confer- ence records include Mike McBain in diving with 325.4 points, Bill Higer in the 400 yard free style in 4:36.7 seconds, and Dick Swisher with both the sectional and conference records in the 100 yard breast stroke of 1:07 seconds and 1:06.7 sec- onds respectively. School records were set by nearly all of the swimmers. Out of twenty boys on the team this year only six will graduate. Every boy who held a record will be back next year. VARSITY SWIMMING Valpo 63 LaPorte 32 Valpo 64 Gary Horace Mann 29 Valpo 57 Muncie Burris 38 Valpo 42 South Bend Riley 53 Valpo 74 Gary Roosevelt 13 Valpo 32 South Bend Adams 63 Valpo 60 Whiting 35 Valpo 45 South Bend Central 50 Valpo 52 Penn 42 Valpo 60 Hammond 35 Valpo 34 South Bend Washington 61 Valpo 70 Gary Froebel 25 Valpo 72 Chesterton 23 Valpo 54 Gary Lew Wallace 41 Valpo 62 Portage 33 Valpo 52 Hammond Bishop Noll 43 Valpo 60 Michigan City 34 113 Vikes tie for Conference Champs “Any questions, boys ? Then may the best team win Tom Hampson " loses his head " during a pre-game warm-up 114 The 1965-1966 Vikings did what no other Valparaiso High School team had been able to do since 1933: win a conference championship in basketball. The Vikes tied Cary Froebel for the championship by winning ten of eleven conference games. They finished the season with an overall record of twenty wins and five losses. The fans will remember best the East Chicago Washington game, where the winning basket was sunk with only a few seconds left, and also the hard-fought and exciting Cary Froebel game, where the mighty Vikes overcame the Blue Devils 83-75. This winning team also won the Sectional Tournament for the tenth consecutive year and advanced to Regionals at Logansport They defeated Knox 73-52 in the afternoon Regional game, but fell to Logansport 82-78 in the evening championship game. Dave Dogan, Paul Frye, Tom Hampson, and Steve Seelig were seniors on the team and all helped to provide the Viking fans with many thrills through- out the season. Coach Virgil Sweet will have eight boys from his tournament squad to mold into a team for next season. In the game against the Gary Froebel Blue Devils. Steve Seelig goes for two points at the charity stripe Larry Moore awaits the tip-off as Steve Seeltg outjumps his opponent Chuck Nightingale sets himself for the jump ball against a Blue Devil In the JV game Rich Coolman gets his shot away despite the close Chuck Nightingale treads air as he goes in for a fast layup guarding of his Blue Devil opponents 115 Varsity Basketball— First row L Moore, R. Linkimer, N. Shook. C. Nightingale, P Frye, D Dogan Second row M Phillips, T Hampson. V. Sweet, coach. N. Sundtn, S Seelig Sophomore Basketball: E Koday, V. Meyers, G Mandemach, M Smith, L. Biggs, L. Gordon, E Edquist, coach Not pictured M Smith JUNIOR VARSITY BASKETBALL Valpo 40 Portage 52 Valpo 30 South Bend Riley 71 Valpo 36 East Chicago Washington 65 Valpo 25 Chesterton 43 Valpo 39 Hammond Tech 36 Valpo 40 Michigan City 61 Valpo 33 Gary Froebel 35 Valpo 45 Mooseheart 52 Valpo 38 Portage 30 Valpo 29 Chesterton 14 Valpo 43 Whiting 45 Valpo 53 La Porte 60 Valpo 55 Hammond High 41 Valpo 43 Horace Mann 34 Valpo 56 Hammond Clark 58 Valpo 37 Gary Tolleston 47 Valpo 44 East Chicago Roosevelt 55 Valpo 47 Gary Lew Wallace 51 Valpo 35 Crown Point 58 116 Tenth straight sectional title VARSITY BASKETBALL Helping the basketball team, the managers for the 1965-1966 season are Steve I.ulze Richard Edwards. Patrick Sohday and Byron Smith Valpo 78 Portage 68 Valpo 87 South Bend Riley 80 Valpo 74 East Chicago Washington 72 Valpo 81 Chesterton 68 Valpo 71 Hammond Tech 82 Valpo 73 Michigan City 78 Valpo 83 Cary Froebel 75 Valpo 96 Mooseheart (4 Valpo 80 Lebanon 91 Valpo 89 El wood 62 Valpo 81 Whiting 56 Valpo 60 LaPorte 70 Valpo 60 Hammond High 58 Valpo 94 Cary Horace Mann 77 Valpo 81 Hammond Clark 55 Valpo 95 Cary Emerson 68 Valpo 79 Cary Tolleston 76 Valpo 7l East Chicago Roosevelt 62 Valpo 83 Cary Lew Wallace 61 Valpo 71 Crown Point 59 Valpo 87 Morgan 52 Valpo 87 Chesterton 67 Valpo 81 Portage 72 Valpo 73 Knox 52 Valpo 78 Logansport 82 JUNIOR VARSITY BASKETBALL - First row D Garbison. P Sohday. T Hart. S Shauer. P Dougherty. S Kazlau- ski Second row P Seehg. E Youngren, W. Shnver. N. Sundtn. M Phillips, J Crockett. R Coolman. P Kassanits. D Ciciora, head coach 117 Dennis Southers lets a long one fly from the field " Shirts and Skins " crowd under the rim for the rebound Referee Glen Ellis starts the action of another quarter 118 Raines and Moore tie 1st for season Kevin Guilford closely guards Bill Maudlin in the tense fourth quarter of an intramural play-off The Intramurals program tried to give any boy in the stu- •dent body a chance to participate in athletics. Six years ago Mr. Dale Ciciora initiated the program and supervised it for two years. Mr. Glen Ellis, now in charge for the last four years, hoped to develop skill and sportsmanship in these boys. In- tramurals started the first of December and continued until March 1 . The boys played twice a week— every T uesday night and Saturday afternoon. This year there were sixty-four boys in eight teams participating. As the referee throws the ball up, cagers scramble for the tip-off Rich Raines tries for two from the free throw line 119 Seniors accept responsibilities For the seniors, 1966 meant their final year at VHS But graduation seemed far off in the future as seniors concentrated on the responsibilities at hand " Isms, " term papers, and research reports meant many nights up until midnight studying. Leading the organizations was an added responsibility. Seniors filled out hun- dreds of applications and forms concerning their future careers. But it was not all work. Exchanging senior cards and pictures, and putting on the Homecoming Skit, and measuring for caps and gowns — these were some of the traditional aspects of being a senior Leading the Senior Class were the officers: Dave Do- gan, vice-president: |im Phillips, president; Richard Meyers, secretary; and George Sigler, treasurer Dwight Lee Adams - Pep Club 2,4; Cross Country 3 Thomas Lawrence Anderson Reynold James Armstrong - Pep Club 2,3,4, Football 2,4 Robert Allen Arndt Linda Renae Arnold— Student Council 2,3; Class Of- ficer, Treasuere 2; Y-Teens 2,3,4, President 4; Pep Club 2,3,4; Student Secretary 4 Judith Ashton — Student Council 2, Y-Teens 2,3,4 Pep Club 2,3,4, Secretary 4, Student Secretary 3,4 Chris W. Babcock — Pep Club 2,3,4, Intramurals 4 San Luis Obispo High School, San Luis Obispo, Cal- ifornia 3. |. Michael Baird — Pep Club 2,3.4; Football Manager 2,3; Golf 2; World Tour Delegate. Kenneth C. Barber Pep Club 2,3,4; Football Mana- ger 4 120 Robert Barber— Pep Club 2,3.4; Baseball 3,4 Laurel M. Barile Pep Club 4. Mary Barnes— Y-Teens 2,3; Pep Club 2,3,4 Marian Frances Barnett -Band 2,3,4; Y-Teens 2,3; Pep Club 3. Sharon Jean Barthold— Pep Club 2,3; Office Girl 3. Martin W. Baumgaertner— Tennis 4, Kaiserslautern American High School, Germany 2,3. Tasha Beach Choir 2,3,4, Librarian 3; Y-Teens 2,3; Pep Club 2,3,4, Board 2, Treasurer 4; Student Sec- retary 3. Susan Louise Benham —Y-Teens 2,3,4; Pep Club 2,34; Librarian 3,4 Sara Bennett — Valpost 4; Y-Teens 2,3,4; Pep Club 2,3,4, GAA 2; Office Girl 4 Robert Allan Bergstrom — Pep Club 2,3,4. Francene Kay Berrier— Choir 2,3,4, Carolers 3,4; Y- eens 2; Pep Club 2,3,4. Raymond C. Berrier— Cross Country 2. Brian Douglas Biggs - Pep Club 4; Wrestling 3,4. Mary G. Blaney- Valpost 2,3,4; Band 3; Y-Teens 2,4; Pep Club 2,3,4; Majorette 2,3,4 Steven Earl Bloom Pep Club 2,3. David P. Bochnicka Hi-Y Sargeant-at-Arms 4; Pep Club 3,4; Football 2,3; Baseball 3,4 Everett Gene Borders — Pep Club 2 Lowene Karen Bostic— Pep Club 2,3,4; GAA 4 Jacqueline L. Brady — Pep Club 3; CAA 4 Mary Louise Brady— Y-Teens 3; Pep Club 2,3,4; GAA 3, Board 3. Richard G. Brindle — Band 2,3,4; Pep Club 2,3,4; Projection Club 2. It’s after three o ' clock and seniors gather in the back hallway to find out “ who ' s going to give who a ride home " 122 David Brittingham Pep Club 2,3,4; Cross Country 2,3,4; Track 2; Intramurals 2,3,4. Linda Sue Broton -Pep Club 2,3,4; CAA 4 Bonnie Jean Brown -Y-Teens 4; Pep Club 2,3,4; CAA 2,3,4, Board 3,4, Student Secretary 4; Office Girl 4 Michael Allen Brown — Pep Club 4. Barry Douglas Bucher— Valpost 3; Pep Club 2,3; In- tramurals 3,4 Marsha Buckner — Student Secretary 4; Wabash High School, Wabash, Indiana 2. Donald Eugene Burch— Hi-Y 2,3,4, Pep Club 2,3,4; Football 2; Basketball 2; Baseball 2,3,4; Intramurals 3,4. Marjorie Burrus — Student Council 3,4; Class Officer, Secretary 3; Valenian 3,4; Band 2,3; Y-Teens 2,3,4; Pep Club 2,3,4 Roger T. Butterfield - Pep Club 4; Wrestling 3. Edna Butz— Y-Teens 2 Floyd Byrd — Washington High School, Washington, Indiana 2,3. Janet Campbell -Pep Club 4 Thomas Campbell — Hi-Y 2; Pep Club 2,3,4; Cross Country 2 Lorena Rae Carr- Band 2,3,4, Librarian 4; Choir 2; Pep Club 2,3,4; Office Girl 3; Librarian 4 Eugene Caryer — Student Council 2; Pep Club 2,3,4; Football 2,3,4; Basketball 2; Track 2; Baseball 3,4; King of Hearts 123 Jerry Chael James W. Chester — Pep Club 2,3,4 Nora Lee Christy Carolyn Church Mary Beth Cleaveland —Choir 3; CAA 2; FTA 4; Of- fice Cirl 3. Donna Faye Clendenin— Valenian 3,4, Layout Editor 4; Valpost 3; Band 2,3,4, Recording Secretary 4; Y- Teens 2,3, Pep Club 2,3,4; GAA 4; Girls State Dele- gate Charles C. Comeford — Pep Club 2,3,4; Cross Country 2,3,4, Track 2,3,4 Charles William Conover — Pep Club 2,3,4; Football 2,3,4; Basketball 2; Track 2. Pamela J. Cowan — Y-Teens 2,3,4, Board 4; Pep Club 2,3,4; Student Secretary 4; Cheerleader 2; Home- coming Court. Richard Crockett — Pep Club 2,3,4; Cross Country 2,4; Track 3,4; Intramurals 3,4. Charles Cropper— Pep Club 2,3. Laurence Dague — Valpost 3,4, Editor-in-Chief 4; Pep Club 4. Susan Daniels— Valpost 3,4; Y-Teens 2; Pep Club 2,3,4. Jerry Davis -Pep Club 2,3,4 Samuel Davis-Tennis 4; Oliver Ames High School, North Easton, Massachusetts 2,3. 124 Candace Sue Decker -Y-Teens 2,3,4, Board 4; Pep Club 2,3,4; Cadet Teacher 4 Katherine Anne Delmerico — Pep Club 3,4; CAA 4; Hamburg High School, Hamburg, New York 2. Vernon Detlef — Pep Club 3,4; Basketball 2; Intra- murals 4; Elston Senior High, Michigan City 2. David Paul Dogan -Student Council 4; Class Offi- cer, Vice-President 4; Pep Club 2,3,4; Cross Country 2,3,4; Basketball 2,4; Coif 3,4 Patricia Ann Dolby — Student Secretary 4, Paula |anell Domke— Choir 3,4, Carolers 4; Y-Teens 4; Pep Club 2,3,4; FTA President 4, Cadet Teacher 4; Public Appearance Club 4, Student Secretary 4; Of- fice Girl 4 Seniors use the library for study hall Each class was designated a room for study 125 Jean Elsie Doolittle - Pep Club 2,3,4; CAA 2,3,4, Board 4; Dramatics 2. Joan Ann Doolittle— Pep Club 2,3,4; GAA 2,3,4, Board 4; Dramatics 2. Michael R. Dougherty - Pep Club 2,3,4; Football 2, Track 2 Donald Dye — Pep Club 2,3,4. Ronald M. Eckert — Hi-Y 4; Pep Club 2,3,4; Intra- murals 4 Richard Edwards Pep Club 2; Cross Country Mana- ger 2,3,4; Basketball Manager 2,3,4; Track 2; Intra- murals 2,3,4. Seniors study the various sets of pictures which could be bought for their senior portraits 126 Thomas W. Eiler — Student Council 2,3; Class Offi- cer, President 2,3; Hi-Y 3,4, President 4; Pep Club 2,3,4; Basketball 2; Baseball 2,3,4; Intramurals 3,4; Boys State Delegate; King of Hearts Court Bruce Evans WilliamC. Evans — Swimming4; Dundalk High School, Baltimore, Maryland 2,3. Mary Ellen Fairfield -Student Council 4; Valenian 3,4, Editor-in-Chief 4; Y-Teens 3; Pep Club 2,3,4; Na- tional Merit Semi-Finalist; Cirls State Delegate; World Tour Delegate lames W. Farney — Pep Club 3,4. Steven M. Ferguson - Hi-Y 3,4, Chaplain 4; Pep Club 2,3,4; Football Manager 3,4; Track Manager 2. Karen Lynn Fetla- Y-Teens 3,4; Pep Club 3,4; Stu- dent Secretary 4 Gail Ann Field -Y-Teens 2, Pep Club 2,4, Librarian 2. Philip L. Findling — Band 2,3; Pep Club 2,3. Oleta Jean Fritts Y-Teens 2; Pep Club 2,3,4, Board 2,3; Student Secretary 4. Dean M. Froberg Paul Edward Frye — Student Council 4; Hi-Y 2,3,4; Pep Club 2,3,4; Cross Country 2,3,4; Basketball 2,3,4; National Merit Semi-Finalist; Boys State Delegate; King of Hearts Court David R. Follis — Pep Club 2,3,4; Cross-Country 2; Track 2. Loman Edward Fox — Tennis 4; Intramurals 3,4. Janet K. Frailey —Choir 3; Y-Teens 2; Pep Club 2; GAA 2; Student Secretary 3. 127 Joyce M. Fry — Pep Club 2,3.4 Donald loseph Garbison -Hi-Y 4; Pep Club 2,3,4; Intramurals 4 Helen E. Gardner — National Merit Semi-Finalist Carolyn Marie Gast— Y-Teens 2,3; Pep Club 2,3,4 Diane Ruth Gathmann— Y-Teens 2,4; Pep Club 2,3,4 Terry W. Giesler-Hi-Y 3; Pep Club 2,3,4; Track 2. Candy Decker picks up her senior portraits from the Root Photographers repre- sentative Seniors received their pictures in March 128 John E. Gingerich — Choir 2,3,4, Carolers 3,4, Presi- dent 4; Hi-Y 4; Pep Club 2,3,4; Track 2,4; Intramur- als 4 Jean Louise Graham -Y-Teens 2; Pep Club 2,4; GAA 3,4. Donna Gunsaulus— Valpost 2,3, Editorial Editor 3; Y-Teens 2; Pep Club 2,3,4 Randall P. Hahn Pep Club 4; Dramatics 2; Mathe- matic Club 3. Constance Jean Hamilton —Valpost 4; Choir 2,3; Y-Teens 2,3; Pep Club 2,3,4; CAA 4; Public Appear- ance Club 4 Thomas Matthew Hampson— Cross Country 2,3,4; Basketball 2,3,4; Baseball 2,3,4 Marie A. Hannon — Valenian 4; Y-Teens 4; Pep Club 2,3,4. Gerry Harden -Choir 2,3; Pep Club 2,3. Craig Allison Harmon —Valpost 2,3,4; Pep Club 2,3,4; Projection Club 2 Jeri Lynne Harris — Student Council 2, Y-Teens 2,3. Barbara Ellen Havling — Y-Teens 2; Pep Club 2,3; Student Secretary 4 Laura Helene Heimberg —Choir 2; Pep Club 2,3,4; GAA 3,4, Board 3, President 4; Girls State Alternate. Mary Martha Heinold— Student Council 2,3,4; Class Officer, Secretary 2; Valenian 4, Copy Editor 4; Band 2,3,4, Secretary-Treasurer 4; Choir 2; Y-Teens 2,3,4; Pep Club 2,3,4; GAA 2; Homecoming Court Dean A. Hemmersbach — Pep Club 2,3,4, President 4; Cross Country 2; Basketball 2; Track 2,3,4; Intra- murals 3,4 Alfred Henkel — Student Council 2; Pep Club 2,3,4; Golf 2,3. 129 Terry M. Herman -Hi-Y 4; Pep Club ' 2,3,4, Board 4, Football 2,3,4; Basketball 2; Track 2. Michael Hershman Daniel Higgins Cynthia Hill— Y-Teens 3,4; Pep Club 2,3,4 Sandra K. Hill Linda Lea Hiscox- Y-Teens 2,3; Pep Club 2,3,4; GAA 3,4; Dramatics 3. Greg ). Hosier — Football 4; Wilson High School, Easton, Pennsylvania 2,3. Charles R. Hough —Student Council 3; Hi-Y 4; Pep Club 2,3,4; Intramurals 4 Edward Howard Lawrence F. Howe Pep Club 4 Susan Marie Howe — Pep Club 2,3,4. Martin Howell — Pep Club 2,3,4; Football 2; Wrest- ling 3,4. Peggy Lee Hutton — Pep Club 2,4 Anna M. Ihnat — Student Secretary 4 Thomas W. Inman — Valpost 4, Pep Club 3. 130 Noel Johnson — Band 2,3,4, President 4; Football 2 Swimming 3,4; Baseball 3,4 Geoff Jones — Pep Club 2,3,4; Football 2,3,4; Wrest ling 4; Track 2,3,4. Robert M. Jones — Pep Club 2,3,4 Susanne Ireland Y-Teens 2,3,4; Pep Club 2,3,4 Norma Kay Jain — Librarian 4. Jim Jensen Co-captains Paul Frye and Charles Comeford present trophies won by the cross country team to Principal King Telle 131 John E. Keller — Pep Club 4 Kenneth A. Kemmerer — Pep Club 3,4; Football 3,4; Swimming 4; Track 3; Dulaney Senior High, Timon- ium, Maryland 2. )orja Lyn Kent — Band 2; Y-Teens 2,3; Pep Club 2,3 James Robert Kilmer- Pep Club 4 Becky Klemz — Band 2,3,4 Sherryl Ruth Koester -Valpost 2,3; Choir 4; Y-Teens 2,3,4, Pep Club 2,3,4, President 4; Homecoming Court. Senior girls paint signs for the " Minstrel Show of the Homecoming Skit Robert Alan Kuehl-Pep Club 2,3,4; Cross Country 2; Basketball 2; Golf 2, Boys State Delegate. Toy Ann Lamb-Choir 3,4, Y-Teens 2,3; Pep Club 2,3, 4, Dramatics 2. Laurel Lange — Valpost 2,3,4; Band 2,3,4; Choir 2,3,4, Carolers 2,3,4, Secretary 4; Y-Teens 2; Pep Club 2,3, 4; GAA 2,4; FTA 4, Secretary-Treasurer 4; Public Ap- pearance Club 4 Stephen Larson — Pep Club 2,3,4; Swimming 2,3,4 Delmar Lawrence — Pep Club 2,3. Pamela Sue Lindahl —Student Secretary 4. Marie Ludington — Pep Club 2,3, Student Secretary 4 Sharon MacLeod -Pep Club 2,4 Dorothy V. Maguire— Cadet Teacher 4; Office Girl 4. Judith Malasto— Choir 2,3,4, Carolers 2,3,4, Vice- President 4; Y-Teens 2,3; Pep Club 2,3,4; Cadet Teacher 4, Office Girl 4; Cheerleader 2; Homecom- ing Court, Princess. Maxine Mandernach — Student Secretary 4 David Mann — Hi-Y 2; Pep Club 2,3,4; Cross Country 2,3; Intramurals 3,4. Peter A. Manning— Choir 3,4, Carolers 3,4; Bel Air Senior High School, Bel Air, Maryland 2. Dennis Richard Marrell — Student Council 3, Hi-Y 3,4; Pep Club 2,3,4; Football 2,3,4. Mary Eileen Meyer— Valenian 3,4, Managing Editor 4; Band 2,3,4; Y-Teens 2,3,4; Pep Club 2,3,4, Board 4, GAA 2,4; Student Nurse 2,3. 133 Richard Meyers— Class Officer, Secretary 4; Pep Club 2,3,4; Cross Country 2,3; Basketball 2; Track 2,3,4; Intramurals 4 David Wayne Michael — Band 2,3,4, Property 3, Vice- President 4 Gene A. Miller - Pep Club 2,3,4; Projection Club 2; Football 2. Kristine Miller— Y-Teens 2,3,4; Pep Club 2,3,4; Stu- dent Secretary 4; Office Girl 4 Lynda Arlene Miller— Valpost 2,3,4, News Editor 3; Y-Teens 2, Pep Club 2,3,4; Office Girl 4 Donald L. Monroe Pep Club 2, At the Welcome Party, Sherry Koester, president of Pep Club, invites sophomores and new stu- dents to join Pep Club 134 Terry A. Moore — Hi-Y 2; Pep Club 2,3,4; Football 2,3,4; Basketball 2; Track 2,3,4. Casimair Morris — Pep Club 2,3; Football 2. Andrea Christine Mullin-Pep Club 3,4; Towser High School, Towser, Maryland 2. Joyce Ann Murphy Judy Murphy — Pep Club 4, CAA 4; Office Cirl 4 Nancy Murvihill — Pep Club 3,4; GAA 3. Kathleen Ann McBain— Y-Teens 2; Pep Club 2,3. Britt J. McDaniel -Pep Club 2,3,4; Coif 2,3,4; Intra- murals 3,4 Martha Marie McDonald Linda Jo McGuire— Y-Teens 2,4; Pep Club 2,3,4; GAA 3,4; Student Nurse 4. Janet Carol McKean— Y-Teens 4; Pep Club 4; Student Secretary 4. Gilbert Neuner — Hi-Y 2; Pep Club 2,3,4; Cross Coun- try 2,3,4; Track 2; Intramurals 2,4, King of Hearts Court George Nash Janice Rae Newman -Y-Teens 2; Pep Club 2,3,4; GAA 3,4, Board 4; Student Secretary 4 Nancy Elizabeth Nielsen —Y-Teens 2,3,4. Board 2,3, Pep Club 2,3,4; Vice-President 4; Office Girl 3,4; Homecoming Court. 135 Karen Sue Niksch — Pep Club 3,4; GAA 3,4, Secretary 4; PTA 3,4, Office Girl 4 Laurence j. Norlington Sandra Lynn Parker Jack Parry - Pep Club 3,4, Swimming 4 Charles G. Peller, Jr.- Band 2,3,4; Pep Club 2,3.4; Swimming 4 James Patrick Phillips -Student Council 3,4; Class Officer, Treasurer 3, President 4; Hi-Y 3,4; Pep Club 2,3,4. Football 2,3,4, Basketball 2; Intramurals 4; King of Hearts Court. Patrick Phillips Robert Allen Phillips Pep Club 2,3,4; Wrestling 3,4 Patricia E. Platt - Valpost 2,3,4, Copy Editor }, Photo Editor 4; Y-Teens 2,3; Pep Club 2,3,4; Cheerleader 2,3,4; Homecoming Queen Priscilla K. Ponader — Choir 2,4, Y-Teens 2; Pep Club 2,3,4 Damon Gene Prentiss— Choir 4; Public Appearance Club 4 Sandra F. Ptucha - Choir 4; Y-Teens 4, Pep Club 4 FTA 4, Vice-President 4, Cadet Teacher 4; Abington Senior High School, Abington, Pennsylvania 2,3. James Pytynia Phyllis Jean Racette- Y-Teens 2,3; Pep Club 2.3; Student Secretary 4 Richard Raines Student Council 3,4, Vice-President 4; Class Officer, Vice-President 3; Pep Club 2,4; Football 2.3,4; Basketball 2,3; Baseball 2,3,4 136 Caroline Helen Rak Kathleen Veronica Rak Suzette Renee Reinert -Valpost 2,3,4; Band 2,3,4; Y-Teens 3; Pep Club 2,3,4; CAA 2; Dramatics 3; Cadet Teacher 4; Student Nurse 4 Diane Lorene Reynolds Band 2,3; Y-Teens 2,3 Robert Rhoda -Hi-Y 4; Pep Club 2,3,4 Betty Rhodes Seniors, enrolled in civics, discuss their group projects on state governments 13 7 Kathi Lynne Rice- Pep Club 2,3,4; CAA3.4; Librarian 3; Student Nurse 3,4. Warren Edgar Rigg— Pep Club 2,3,4 Ruth Elaine Rinker -Choir 2,3; Girls Glee Club 4, Y-Teens 2; Cadet Teacher 4; Librarian 3,4 Mark D. Roberts— Pep Club 3,4; Cross Country 2,3,4; Basketball 2; Track 2,3,4, Intramurals 3,4 Daniel Robinson Linda Carol Robinson Pep Club 4; Student Secre- tary 4; Office Girl 4 Mr Henry White, admissions counselor from Purdue University, talks to seniors on the ad- vantages of attending Purdue 138 Redd Rogers Rita Marie Ronco lerry Root — Pep Club 2 Fredrick Rucker David Sanford — Swimming 2,3,4. Anita Scheller — Pep Club 2,3. Arthur Schnure — Hi-Y 3,4; Pep Club 3,4; Cross Coun- try 3,4; Intramurals 3,4; Westmont Hilltop Senior High School, lohnston, Pennsylvania 2. Jo Ann Schreeg — Rensselaer High School, Rensselaer, Indiana 2; Saint loseph Academy, Tipton, Indiana 3. Charles R. Schroeder — Pep Club 3,4 Sue-Ann Schuessler— Choir 2,3; Pep Club 2,4; Dra- matics 2 Michael Scott - Hi-Y 4; Pep Club 2,3,4; Golf 2. David Sederberg Steven Seelig-Pep Club 3,4; Cross Country 2.4; Basketball 2,3,4; Track 2,3,4; King of Hearts Court William B. Shefchik, Jr. — Pep Club 2,3; Swimming 2,3. William Schupe 139 Robert Sievers — Student Council 2; Pep Club 2,3,4 Crosscountry 2; Basketball 2; Intramurals 2,3,4. James Siewin — Student Council 4, President 4; Class Officer, Vice-President 2; Valpost 3,4, Sports Editor 4; Pep Club 2,3,4, Vice-President 3; Cross Country 2; Basketball 2; Baseball 2,3,4; King of Hearts Court George C. Sigler— Class Officer, Treasurer 4; Hi-Y 4; Pep Club 2,3,4; Football 2,3,4; Intramurals 4 David Morgan Simmons — Hi-Y 2,3,4; Pep Club 2,3,4; Cross Country 2; Wrestling 2,3. Byron Smith III — Student Council 3; Hi-Y 3,4; Pep Club 2,3,4 Jerry Soloman " What do we have to do in economics for tomor- row? " Seniors exchange assignments and news before leaving school 140 Kenneth B. Sommers -Pep Club 2,3. Richard Spencer Mann Spitler III — Student Council 2; Pep Club 4; Cross Country 2; Basketball 2; T rack 2; Intramurals 4 Newell E. Stalbaum - Pep Club 2; Track 2. Bernard Maurice Stallard -Florida Air Academy, Melbourne, Florida 2,3, Peggy Lee Steele -Valpost 3; Y-Teens 2,4, Pep Club 2,3,4. Leroy Stevenson — Band 2; Football 2; Tennis 4 Roberta I. Stevenson — Y-Teens 2,3,4, Pep Club 2,3,4 Carol Struve —Student Secretary 3. Jennifer J. Stuart — Valpost 4; Choir 3,4; Pep Club 4 Rebecca Sutton — Pep Club 4 David M. Swihart — Pep Club 2,3,4; Swimming 2,3,4. Linda Switzer Jacob Lester Tarner— Choir 2,3,4; Carolers 3,4, Li- brarian 4; Pep Club 2,3,4. Albert R. Taylor — Pep Club 2,3,4, Track 2 141 and await future careers. Fred O. Towe — Hi-Y 3,4, Vice-President 4; P p Club 2,3,4; Crosscountry 2.3, Basketball 2, Track 2; Boys State Alternate. Beverly Lynn Tuthill— Valenian 3,4, Art Editor 4; Valpost 3; Y-Teens 2,3,4; Pep Club 2,3,4; Student Secretary 4 Shirley Lynn Tuthill— Valenian 3,4, Narrative Editor 4; Y-Teens 2,3,4; Pep Club 2,3,4; CAA 2; Student Secretary 4 Holly Wagner-Student Council 2, Y-Teens 2,3,4; Pep Club 4; Homecoming Court Betty Jean Waldschmidt Y-Teens 2,4; Pep Club 2,4 Kalani High School, Honolulu, Hawaii 3. Barbara Wasemann -Choir 2,3, Y-Teens 2,3,4; Board 4 Lee Ronald Wattles- Pep Club 2 Wendy Weber— Y-Teens 2,3,4; Pep Club 2,3,4; CAA 2,3. James Wellsand Student Council 3,4; Pep Club 2,3,4; Football 2,3,4; Basketball 2; Track 2,3,4; Boys State Alternate. Dieter B. West Robert White Sheila Marie Wiesjahn — Y-Teens 2,3,4; Pep Club 2,3,4 142 V. Keith Wilgus Sandra Wilkinson - Pep Club 2; GAA 3; Dramatics 3. Abbie Winerman — Valenian 3,4, Photo Editor 4; Y-Teens 2,3,4; Pep Club 2,3,4, Board 3; GAA 2,3, Victoria L. Wozniak — Choir 2; Y-Teens 2,4; Pep Club 2,3,4; GAA 4 Gale Robyn Zoller— Y-Teens 2,3,4, Treasurer 4; Pep Club 2,3,4; Student Secretary 4; Office Girl 4; Girls State Alternate Not Pictured lames Follin Heide Ruth Schaefer— Choir 2; Librarian 3. 143 Juniors meet challenges For the juniors, their second year at VHS meant dig- ging in — digging into studies and activities. More time was needed for studies as courses grew more chal- lenging juniors participated in many organizations: helping the officers, working on committees, and gain- ing the experience needed to assume the responsibili- ties of officers. Sports formed a large part of the acti- vities as juniors strived for starring positions. The junior -Senior Prom meant added responsibilities as decora- tions, advertising, ways to earn money, and other ar- rangements all had to be planned and taken care of. Taking charge of the Prom were the junior Class of- ficers: Lenore Koenig, secretary; Bob Delcourt, trea- surer; Jill johnson, vice-president; and Cerald Bowman, president. Linda Affeld David Ahlberg Patricia Ahlgrim Phillip Allen Cheryl Anderson Myron Anderson Robin Anderson William Anderson Stephen Andresen John Annen Florence Armalavage Fred Arnold Deborah Babcock Janell Baker Keith Baker Judith Barnes Charles Bartholomew Dale Bell Steven Bellovarv Elizabeth Bevan Bruce Biggs Kathleen Birmingham Kathy Bloom Janice Bluhm Patricia Bochnicka Louis Boness Gerald Bowman June Bowman Dorothy Boyd Edwin Boyd Thomas Breitzke Prisca Bretscher Timothy Brodv Gary Broling Deborah Brown Juniors George Brown Walter Burns Robert Burrus Janet Butterfield Bernard Byers Thomas Campbell David Carlson James Carter Joyce Casbon Richard Case Diane Chester Michael Christman Susan Christner Kathleen Ciszek Mary Clark Dorothy Clifford JoAnn Clifford Linda Clouse Mark Cole William Collins Diana Collins Caryl Connor James Conrick Martha Cooley Raymond Copas Mauricetta Cornett Diana Cummings Daniel Cuson Susan Daines Charles Daniels Lucinda Dauberman Constance Dean Robert Delcourt Ken DelMastro John Denison Karen Derr Myron Deviney John Diebold Christina Dipert Sandra Dommer Jeffrey Doyle Mary Durand William Eigelsbach Linda Listen Bonnie Engel Louise Engert Pamela Evans Diane Excell Kenneth Falkowski Bert Earnum Michael Farrell Richard Finley Dale Fitch John Fox Joetta Frame Russell Fry Lois Fulton Diane Furman Patricia Furr Michael Gabbard Cheryl Gaines Anthony Gengo Marilyn German Juniors Stanley Giesler Susan Glad Rita Glasshagel John Gorecki Janis Gratton Linda Gray William Gregory David Grom Wilfrid Gross Duane Grostefon Garry Grundell Larry Grundell Kevin Guilford V ictoria Gustafson Larry Hall Gretchen Hallerberg Kathleen Haney Richard Hanna Dale Harden Randall Hardesty Thomas Hart Brenda Harvey Carol Hawkins Larene Haw kins Frank Heckman Carole Henning Kathleen Henry I.ibertad Hernandez Henry Hershman Barbara Hewitson William Higer Charles Highlan Pamela Hoard Bruce Hofferth Andrea Hoffman Lapreil Holst Mark Holst Polly Horton Janet Hoyt Warren Hudgins Marvlee Ireland Patricia Johnsen Jill Johnson Laura Johnson Thomas Jones Jack Jurgenson Elizabeth Keeley Becky Kegg Ann Kemmerer Esta Kiirats Charles Kilmer Jamie Koenig Lenore Koenig Daniel Krachev David Kretzmann Claudia Kristo Stephen Kriston Paul Kruger Larry Kuehl Lynn Lake Robert Landgrebe Tonya Larkins Kathy Laughlin 146 Juniors Robert Law Kathryn Lawrence Thomas Leetz Gail Lightcap Ellis I.indholm Mariam Linkimer Richard Linkimer Susan Lippman Sandra Lochmandv Barbara Luke Stephen Lutze Lawrence McAfee Patricia McAfee Rebecca McKnterfer Victoria McLean Richard McNamara Gregory MacDonald Carl Magers Robert Magyar Lee Mahon Christine Makovskv Thomas Maple Jeffrey Marquardt Donna Marrell David Martinal William Maudlin Marsha Maxwell Jack Meece Jeffrey Meyerowitz Francine Milianta Linda Sue Miller Alice Minter Kathie Mitchell Nancy Mitchell Larry Moore Linda Mounce Bonnie Murvihill Charles Myers Debra Myers Patti Nedberg Robert Newell Donald Newsom Thomas Nicklas Eugene Nielsen John Nielsen Charles Nightingale Charles Noonan James Oesting Joel Olas Alice Olson Gene Olson Judith Ott Mark Parry Mark Paxson Mark Phillips Robin Pierce Luranne Pierson Jean Pinkerton Anthony Polite Leonard Polsgrove Lisbeth Poweska Joyce Prahl Keith Proctor kf 07 3 i i 147 Juniors Linda Query Geneva Quinn Rosann Quinn Ronald Raelson Geraldine Rak Bruce Restcau Robert Richmond Charlotte Rigg Connie Ringer Larry Rinker John Roberts Charles Roe Donna Root Betty Ross Larry Rouch Robert Rowland I-arry Salberg Marlene Schaefer Susan Schroeder Kurt Schwan Charles Scott Dianna Scott Patricia Scott V ivian Scruggs Dorene Sexton Karen Shapard David Shawver David Sheffer Neil Shook Jill Short Raymond Siemion Larry Silhavv Paul Simmons Lorelei Skinner Bonnie Smith Creig Smith Deanna Smith Sherry Smith William Smith Dennis Southers Margaret Springsteen Ilse Stager Karen Stalbaum Terry Stalbaum Stephanie Stedman Paul Steinbach Joyce Stephan Shirley Stevenson Roberta Stoltz Sandie Strikwerda Linda Strong Larry Summers Nore Sundin Sharon Sutherlin Richard Swisher Glenda Taylor Sharon Taylor Gary Thayer Christine Thompson Pamela Thompson Eric Thorgren Barney Thorpe Nancy Tofte 148 and prepare for senior year. Juniors John Tomczak Barry Toth Lucy Treadway Brian Tuesburg Pamela Ulsh Patricia Ulsh Joseph Urbahns Donald Vandrev Tina Vickers James Vollmer Clark Wall Charles W ard Rita Webber Denise Weddle Barbara Weimer Linda Weissert Dawn Wellman Donald Wellsand Wilbur Westfall Thomas Wheeland Nancy White Christine Wieggel Johanna Wienhorst Dennis Wiesjahn Gail Williams John Williams Lois Williamson Douglas Wilson Nancy Wilson Jerald Woods Seth Woods Ronald Zulich Not Pictured Jon Ebersold Robert Barnes Dot Boyd and Jamie Koenig, members of the Junior Class, serve the school by cleaning the winter trash from the back breezeway 149 Sophomores become adjusted F°r the sophomores, high school was a completely new experience, frightening, yet exciting joining to- gether for the first time as a complete class, sopho- mores met new friends and renewed old acquaintances Slowly they adjusted to the high school routine, no longer being treated as junior high students, but as adults. New courses prodded and challenged their minds. I hey eagerly joined organizations and extra- curricular activities and did their part of the work. Now they are prepared to meet the challenges of the junior year. Officers of the sophomore class — Charlotte Peller, secretary; Steve Conover, vice-president; Charles Mal- asto, president; and Robert Gaynor, treasurer — chose the rings for their class. Keith Affeld Robert Ahlgrim Linda Alston Cynthia Anderson Kathie Anderson Nancy Anderson William Arnold Richard Autenrieth Jeffrey Barber Harold Barnard Kenneth Barnes Barbara Barnett Robin Bartholomew Stephanie Baumann Michael Beach Susan Beard Sally Belaschkv Becicv B eldon Bonnie Beldon Richard Bennett Robert Benton Steven Berg Sandra Bergstrom Margaret Berrier Cecil Berry Rebecca Bicker John Biggs Larry Biggs Michael Blachly Donald Bliss Dale Bloemen Keith Blood George Bogan Diane Bond Cynthia Boron 150 Sophomores Robert Bostic Rex Bowen Martha Bowman William Bowman Darla Boyce V ' iree Bradford Jeffrey Bradnev Richa Bradnev Bethel Bretscher Janette Bricker Karen Brobst Gaye Brookover James Brown Russell Brown Penny Bucher Stephen Buck Darlene Buclow Joe Burns Nina Butz Ronald Campbell Steven Cavinder Michele Channel! Ira Chez Stephen Church Meredith Clark Robert Clark Carol Claus Ben Clemons David Clifford Lawrence Clifford Timothy John Clifford Timothy Leo Clifford Tom Clifford Richard Cochran David Collins Ronald Collins Nancy Conklin Steven Conover Richard Coolman Howard Cooper Linda Cope Janet Cox John Crockett Allen Davis Maureen Dayton Travis Deal Barbara DeArmitt Diane Denbv William Derr Viki Detlef Stuart Deuring George Diebold Ervin Dillin Gail Dogan Carl Dolbeare William Domke Edna Dommermuth Patrick Dougherty Bruno Dravininkas Lillian Dunkelbarger Michael Dykstra Gary Eckiey Donald Edgecomb Sophomores Carla Ehnes Pamela Khrsam Barbara Kllis Gloria Erickson Diana Falls Patrick Farrell Robert Ferguson Kathy Fetla Terri Field Jack Fleming Sandra Forbes Raymond Fox Cindy Gammon David Garbison James Cast Carol Gathmann Robert Gavnor Cathy Gilleylen David Glissman Dawn Goodpaster Timothy Goodpaster Leon Gordon James Gorub Robert Gray Virginia Greich Terri Gresser Ronald Griffin Darcy Griffiths Donna Grosskopf Laura Guild Kristine Gunsaulus Thomas Hagertv Mildred Hall Charles Hallberg William Hanna John Hannon Bruce Harmon Ross Harrell David Harris Maryann Hart Nancy Hart Thomas Hart David Heffernan Gary Hess Karla Hiser David Hoffmann James Holsman Robert Honzik Ricki Horak Gail Hough Kathy Houston Donald Howard Mary Howell Neil Howell Alice Hu ball Deborah Hussong Timothy Inman Eugene Jackson William Jared Karen Jensen Hilary Johnson Norma Johnson Jean Johnston 152 and await junior year. Sophomores Linda Jones Lynda Sue Jones William Jones David Kaminski Paul Kassanits Stanley Kazlauski Christine Kilmer Margaret Klem Susan Knight Edward Kodav Sharon Koepke Christopher Korby Ann Law Betty Leach Carole Learning Gloria Longnecker Charles Lowe Michael McBain Marvin McDaniels Donna McGuirl Patricia Mabry Cha ' rles Malasto Gary Mandernach Rebecca Marrell Paul Martin Donna Meyer Ethel Meyer Janet Michaels Angela Milianta Diane Miller Michael Miller Shirley Monroe Sharon Moore Marv Mortimer Terri Mundv Carolyn Murphy Paula Murphy Victor Myers Amy Nevitt Sheryl Nichols William Nielsen Sharon Nolan David Norlington Jim Oelling Bruce O ' Neil Lillian Ozelie James Palmer Paul Pasley Pamela Pastore Charlotte Peller Kenneth Perkins Linda Pfledderer Vicki Pfledderer Karen Phillips Stephen Phipps David Pierce 153 Sophomores Delbert Pierr» Marguerite Pinkerton Lynette Pion Rita Podell Jennifer Ponader William Powalski Judy Price Cathie Proffitt Judith Proffitt Sharon Pytynia Anna Query Rebecca Raelson Gwendolyn Rager Kathleen Rainey David Rans Danny Rhoda Lynne Rhoda Donna Richardson Marsha Richardson Steven Rigg Loretta Ripley Thomas Rippey Kerry Roberts Loray Robinson Robert Ronco Shawn Rue Carol Rueter Linda Rush John Sachtleben Cathie Sandberg Ralph Saxe Michael Saylor Horst Scheiler John Schnure Michael Schramm Alan Schroeder Barbara Scott Alfred Secrest Paul Seelig Steven Selman Frederic Shattuc Steven Shauer William Shewan William Shriver Constance Smith Marvin Smith Michael Smith Timothy Smurdon Patrick Solidav Patrick Stallard Cathy Standiford Iris Stark Linda Steck Alice Steinbach Thomas Steindler James Stinnett Randall Strikwerda Ronald Strong Michael Suggs Nancy Swihart Jackie Taiclet Paul Tanck Robert Taylor Sophomores Timothy Thomas James Thompson Claudia Todd Jeri Toth Deborah T rinosky Gilbert Trinosky John Tverdik Jerry Vollmer Nila Wachholz Bette Wade Carolyn Wade Larry Wade Mark Wade Jake Warner Roxie Ward David Wasemann Mary Wellner Marilyn Wellsand Henry W r heele Barbara Whit e Charles W ' hite Julie Widiger David Wilgus Margo Wilgus Kenneth Williams Larry Williams Janifer Williamson Jeffrey Williamson Rose Mary Wippel Autumn Witters John Woodard Pauline Woods Sharlene Wozniak Joy Wright Linda Y azel Eric Youngren Sophomore Donna Meyer cuts up her underclass pictures to trade with Linda Pfledderer This year fifty-two pictures came in each set 155 A joyous winter. . . Paradoxical spring. A look at VHS during school hours captures a tran- quil setting of spring in bloom Spring was a composite of feelings at VHS. The new was born and the old was freshened as spring played the contemporary role of pace-setter The tempo quickened as spirits rose and the students began " feeling their oats. " Along with the melt- ing of the last snows, the heaviness of winter was left behind. The long-buried whimsical notions, and spring ' s living beauty, rose to meet the sun together The expressions of spring fever were portrayed in age-old, yet welcome typical spring activities and customs. A placid yet boisterous spirit assured all that where there was spring, there was a promise of new hopes, ideas, ambitions and a promise of summer Spring instills a lackadaisical attitude in the students as a few knowingly saunter across the north lawn And a promise of summer... Discussing the " trials and tribulations " of the day, John Biggs, Dot Boyd. Pat Dough- erty, Charlie Malasto. and Donna Morrell sit in the breeze way after school is dis- missed 157 Gib Neuner and Abbie Winerman humbly receive their new titles of Lil ' Abner and Daisey Mae Neil Hannon and Hrenda Harvey inspect the furnishings of the half-moon house, a vital necessity to Dogpatch Hillbillies hold " Hoe-down " Dogpatch couples are traditionally united by Marryin ' Sam — choice of 25C 50V, or more exclusive 75V ceremony George Diebold. Ken Kemmerer, and Steve Cavinder supply the foot- stompin’ hand- clappin ' sounds for the festive gathering The annual Sadie Hawkins Dance was held for the first time at VHS, home of other student activities. One activity was the G.A.A. which awarded numerous sportsmanship awards at its annual banquet this year. The Y-Teens banquet was high- lighted by a style show and installation of new officers. In- stallation ceremonies were also a part of the agenda at the Pep Club and Valenian-Valpost banquets. The latter featured a speaker from U S. Steel and the " turning over " of positions and responsibilities to up-coming editors. Sadie Hawkins pro- vided fun and excitement as the Marryin ' Sams (Mr. Chen- oweth and Mr. Bill Bailey) and the 15 attending couples par- took in the " hoe-down. " 158 Steve Seelig receives his second year varsity track trophy from Coach Edquist at the annual Sprint sports banquet held in the VHS cafeteria At the Valeman-Valpost Dinner, the 1966 editors of Valen- i an and Valpost listen attentively to the assistant to the Superintendent of Industrial Relations. Mr. Paul McGough of U S Steel At the Pep Club Banquet. Florence Armalavage receives her achievement award as cheerleader for the 1965-66 sports season Gretchen Haller berg Laura Heimberg. Karen Niksch. Becky McEnterfer. and Cindy Anderson take part in the installation ceremonies at Morrell’s Mister Chicken where this year ' s GAA banquet was held Y -Teens program chairman. Lenore Koenig, reads the list of events on the agenda for the Y-Teens banquet at the Valparaiso University Union Building 159 TRACK TEAM— First row Fleming, M Saylor, Vi ' Eigelsbach. S Phipps. L Gordon, l ) Wasemann. U Rhoda. D. Edgecomb Second row C Noonan, manager, C. Comeford, R Collins. ] Wellsand, D Collins, G Jones. P Soliday, D Garbison, P Seehg. M Schramm. S Buck. V Myers, manager Third row G Bogan, manager. D Heffeman, R RaeLson. N Shook. 1) Wellsand. D Vandrey. E Youngren. Gingench. P Kassantts. Schnure. L Biggs Fourth row ] Crockett. B Toth. L McAfee. L Moore. Vollmer. S Seelig. D Crockett, L Mahon. M McBain. F Shattuc, W Shriver. H ' Eggold. student teacher Vaulter Keith Hardesty misses the bar the first time, but later cleared it at sixteen feet and ten inches VARSITY TRACK CONFERENCE MEETS Tolleston 77 — Valpo 50 — Emerson 13 — Cavit 8 Valpo 69 — Lew Wallace 36 — East Chicago Roosevelt 26 — Hammond Tech 20 Valpo 64 1 2 — Froebel 59 1 2 — Hammond Clark 16 — Whiting 11 Valpo 47 — East Chicago Washington 46 — Horace Mann 31 — Hammond High 23 Gary Roosevelt 55 — Valpo 49 — Hobart 25 — Hammond Morton 28 DUAL MEETS Valpo 86 — Bishop Noll 32 LaPorte 61 1 2 — Valpo 56 1 2 Valpo 87 — Michigan City 31 VALPO RELAYS Valpo 57 1 2 Hobart 53 HAMMOND RELAYS Hobart 59 Valpo 50 LAPORTE INVITATIONAL LaPorte 59 Valpo 36 1 2 160 Every muscle strained. Larry Moore represents VHS by clearing 19 feet. 8V inches during a broad jump event Miler Don. Vandrey sets new state record Following a few strenuous warm-up exercises, track team mem- bers Dave Wasemann. Mike Saylor, and Don Wellsand relax under the goal posts during Valpo relays Valparaiso High School ' s cindermen completed a successful 1966 season. Five Vikings went to this year ' s Cary Regionals: Don Vandrey and Dick Crockett in the mile, Charlie Come- ford in the two mile, Don Wellsand in high hurdles, and Larry McAfee in the 880 The Conference finalists included Don Wellsand placing fifth in the high hurdles and fourth in the low hurdles, Charlie Comeford placing third in the two mile, and Mike McBain placing second in the high jump. Valpo ' s two mile relay team set a new record this year. Don Vandrey set a new 880 record with 1:56 at the LaPorte dual meet and Don Wellsand set a high hurdle record with 15.1 at the Mich- igan City dual meet Also, in the Northwest Conference East- ern Division, Valpo finished in sixth place. Valpo tied with Hammond High for fourth place in the sectionals and finished third in the conference meet in which Don Vandrey broke the state record and became Indiana ' s new state champion with a mile run of 4:10.8 161 Spring Dance climaxes track season A few couples enjoy a medley of spring songs entitled " Rhapsody in the Ram, ” following this year’s theme The Pep Club sponsored the 1966 Spring Beauty dance, held Saturday, May 7 in the VHS gymnasium. The dec- orations were set to the theme of “Rhapsody in the Rain " Providing the entertainment for the evening from 8:30 until the dance ended at 11:00, were “The Other Ones. " The evening was highlighted by the crowning of the 1966 Spring Beauty. At 10:(X) )eri Har- ris, escorted by Don Wellsand, took her place near the throne. Next came Kathi McBain and her escort. Larry McAfee. Laurel Barile was third in line with Larry Moore. Then came Gale Zoller with )ohn Gingerich, )udy Ash- ton with Geoff (ones and Candy Decker at the arm of Steve Seelig. All tension was released into tears as Linda Arnold, escorted by )im Wellsand, was named Princess and Abbie Winerman was announced Spring Beauty Queen. Abbie, accompanied to the throne by the track team captain, Dick Crockett, was crowned with a coronet of daisies and carnations and given the traditional kiss. During the track relays, the girls on the Spring Beauty Court circle the field in white convertibles donated by various citizens of the community 162 Spring Beauty Court (L to R ) Jen Harris, laurel Ranle. Judy Ashton, crown hearer. Ruthie Lomeyer. Linda Arnold. Abbie Winerman, sceptor bearer. Keith Domke. Candy Decker. Gayle Zoller and Kathi McBam Scepter bearer. Keith Domke. is an interested onlooker as Abbie Winerman is crowned by track team captain. Dick Crockett 163 Steve Seelig. Dave Mann, and their dates Roberta Stevenson and Tosha An array of various colored dinner jackets, high-swept hair-do ' s, and Beach rest between dances at one of the 75 tables, placed on both sides of evening gowns provides the ultimate touch to a perfect evening the gym Mary Barnes and Bob White receive a black and gold felt bid from Miss Norris, VHS math instructor Nearly all of the VHS teaching staff was present Before the evening ends, allof the 250 couples cross the Oriental bridge, highlighted by colored lights, miniature ducks and a placid pond 164 The waterfall and foliage provide a true-to-life setting for the Japanese teahouse " Shangri-La " — an oriental paradise This year ' s lunior-Senior Prom captured the spice of the Orient through the theme “Shangri-La. " With the sounding of a Chinese gong and the announcement of their names, each couple entered the Oriental paradise through a beaded cur- tain. The gym had a far eastern atmosphere for the evening, complete with bridge, pagodas, and a duck pond. The grand march was led by the Presidents of the lunior and Senior classes and their dates. The two lines of couples crossed on the black and gold bridge. The couples waltzed to the music of the Deb Tinkle Band. On either side of the dance floor, tables decorated in blue and green provided a place for quiet conversation. A waterfall and miniature garden surrounded the stage, which was transformed into an authentic teahouse. " Giesha " girls served foaming punch and fortune cookies. At 11:30 the couples took their last glimpse of “Shangri-La " and departed from a long-to-be-remembered evening. Miniature fans. Japanese inscriptions, and fire-breathing dragons decorated the teahouse setting 165 VARSITY BASEBALL — First row P Kruger. W Nielsen. T Ntcklas. S Campbell. R Richmond E Koday. manager Second row Denison. C Nightingale. G Bowman. R Barber. Wagner. T Hart. J Gorecki, T Eller Third row R Rhoda. coach. T Hart. C, Caryer. R Raines. I) Southers. R Lmkimer. B Smith, manager VARSITY BASEBALL Valpo 6 Gary Tolleston 5 Valpo 2 Hobart 3 Valpo 2 Gary Horace Mann 4 Valpo 7 Gary Emerson 5 Valpo 6 Gary Froebel 11 Valpo 5 Chesterton 4 Valpo 6 Gary Lew Wallace 7 Valpo 9 Gary Roosevelt 12 Valpo 11 Gary Froebel 9 Valpo 4 Gary Tolleston 10 Valpo 6 Gary Lew Wallace 1 Valpo 1 Hobart 1 Valpo 4 Gary Roosevelt 3 Valpo 9 Gary Emerson 7 Valpo 3 Gary Horace Mann 1 Coach Rhoda gives the final word to his five senior lettermen before the game Senior pitcher. Rich Raines, executes a curve ball from the mound at Rotary Field Junior Tom Nicklas is caught in action during practice as Bob Barber awaits the outcome 166 Rain dampens spring sports Craig Jackson and Dave Dogan watch a perfect tee-off by number one man, Gory Thayer This year ' s baseball and golf seasons were " dampened " some- what due to an excess of rain The baseball team, all in new uniforms, finished with a 6-8 conference record Senior letter- men Rich Raines and Gene Caryer led in the number of games they pitched, while junior Tom Nicklas, and sophomore Tom Hart had the highest batting averages. No doubt the team could have had an even better record if there had not been so many game cancellations because of wet or flooded fields. Mr. Doane coached the golf team this year. They had an out- standing record of seventeen wins and four losses )unior Gary Thayer had the lowest handicap on the team Rain was also the big disappointment to the golf team, although they still completed a successful season. The follow-through is an important step after a carefully aimed putt, performed by Dave Dogan GOLF TEAM— First row: C. Jackson. D Dot; an. G Thayer. R Gaynor. S. Kriston, K Kem- merer Second row: C Doane. assistant coach. J Barber R Ahlgnm. B McDaniel. G Broltng. W. Bums. D Clifford. L Salberg, K Telle, coach VARSITY GOLF LaPorte Portage •Michigan City East Chicago Washington East Chicago Roosevelt Gavit •Hobart •Hammond High •Morton Emerson Dyer Tourney Gary Roosevelt Horace Mann Hammond Clark Lew Wallace Portage Tolleston ‘VHS lost these golf matches 167 % Rotary financed the Spanish Summer Workshop to Mexico this summer Russel Nixon, representative of the Rotary Club, presents the award to Jeff Meyerowitz and Barry Toth Paula Domke receives the first scholarship awarded to a prospective teacher from the Valpo Teachers ' Association Significant students are recognized Presented are the eight seniors who are this year’s National Merit Semi- finalists and finalists Sitting M Fairfield. H Gardner. G. Zoller. R Stevenson Standing: M Baumgaertner. C. Cropper. P Frye. L Hague Scholarships totaling the most of any others were received by Paul Frye Sandra Wilkinson, and Helen Gardner Collectively they received mor than S5.000 toward higher education Award Night at VHS was attended by the public as well as the student body Students received awards and scholarships for high achievements in academics, arts, and sciences. Special recognition was given for citizenship and attendance. Con- cluding the program, Mr. Telle gave his congratulations and best wishes in the hope that each student ' s potential would be met and surpassed. These fifteen seniors were scholars, scholarship and award winners Sitting S Wilkinson. K Niksch. H Gardner. M Fairfield. R Stevenson. M Heinold Standing P Frye. B Smith III. Wellsand. S Reinert. J Frailey , P Domke. Kilmer. M Baumgaertner. T Hampson 168 I Jim Wellsand receives the Science Award from Mr ferry Cheno- weth 2 Receiving the Math Award from Mr Roy Ellis is Byron Smith 111 3 A representative of the Navy Department presents Rich Raines with the NROTC Award 4 The D A R Citizenship Award is awarded this year to Gate Zoller by Mrs William Gregory 1 Paul Frye receives the Rotary Scholarship from fudge Russel Nixon 2 For the first time, a Journalism Award was presented by the Gary Post Tribune Receiver is Larry Dague, Editor-in-Chief of this year ' s Valpost 3 Three Senior recipients of Art Awards are Dan Higgins, Steve Bloom and Francene Berner 4 The Delta Theta Tau Scholarship is awarded to Karen Niksch I Proud parents stand by son, Jim Wellsand. receiver of the All- Athletic Award 2 The GAA Award is presented to Laura Heimberg by Mrs Jack Canada of Delta Theta Tau Sorority 3 Mr Don Hemck presents the Cheer leading Award to Tish Platt, an active participant for three years 4 Mary Brady receives the Commercial Award from Mr Bryce Rohn l Mary Heinold receives the August Bucci Music Award from Mr Robert Miller, l ' .S ' band director 2 Mr Butt presents Jake Tamer with the 1966 Choir Award 3. Mary Heinold is presented with the 1966 Betty Crocker Homemaker’s Award by Mrs Inman 4 The Junior Home Ec- onomics Award is presented to Carol Hawkins by Mrs Inman. I HS home economics instructor 169 Dr Alex Jardme. Superintendent of South Bend schools, gives the seniors some parting advice Mary Barnes receives a little assistance from a classmate while girls get into their caps and gowns Knowing this will be their last official act as seniors, the 1966 grad- uates march down the center isle to " Pomp and Circumstance " . Mr Doane announced the names of the graduates in alpha- betical order as Mr Telle gave out the diplomas individually Senior class president. Jim Phillips assisted Mr Telle in the presentations 170 Chaos and confusion was the scene in the breezeway, as the graduates attempt to line up in the proper order for the processional They ' ll keep on stepping One ' s first step was small — remember it? A hesitant step, then a fall, and always a recovery. Other steps were taken since then . the first step into the kindergarten room, that first step into the bewildering halls of the junior high. Remem- ber the first step onto the gym floor as the Vikings battled their opponents? Or, there was that first step onto that same gym floor, transformed into a wonderland on prom night. All first steps were a part of life, of growing up physically, of ma- turing mentally and facing life more fully. Each individual step was significant in its own. The most recent step was down the aisle as young men and women grasped their diplo- mas in hand, realizing that it was one of the most important steps to be taken. . the step out into life, the step away from younger feelings, emotions, manners, a step toward higher education, a richer life, a career, no matter which path of life was chosen Was this their last step? No, many will follow. Yet, because of this one step, these people now have the abil- ity to keep walking, keep thinking, keep choosing the right steps to take Graduation was a big step, a memorable one filled with mixed emotions and perhaps unsure feelings, but because of this, they ' ll keep on stepping 171 Sitting are the two valedictorians for 1966. Mary Ellen h air- field and Paul Frye Standing are the salutatonans, Mary Heinold and Mike Baird Senior awards Senior scholars Paul Frye, valedictorian Mary Ellen Fairfield, valedictorian Mary Pleinold, salutatorian Michael Baird, salutatorian Martin Baumgaertner Byron Smith III Karen Niksch Sandra Wilkinson lames Wellsand Linda Hiscox Lowene Bostic David Simmons Frederick Schnure FHelen Gardner Charles Hough Roberta Stevenson Science Award lames Wellsand DA R Citizenship Award Gale Zoller T ri Kappa Scholarship Sandra Wilkinson NROTC Richard Raines Bucci Music Award Mary Heinold lournalism Award Lawrence Dague Rotary Club Grant to Mexico Barry Toth leff Meyerowitz Mathematical Association Award Byron Smith III Thomas )ones Creig Smith Commercial Department Award Mary Brady Art Awards Daniel Higgins Steve Bloom F ancene Berrier Patricia Bochnicka Cindy Anderson Sherry Gaines Choir Award lake Tarner Delta Theta Tau Scholarship Karen Niksch Valpo Teacher ' s Association Scholarship Paula Domke All-Athletic Award lames Wellsand GAA Award Laura Heimberg Cheerleading Awan Tish Platt and corrections The fire described on page four took place on December 28th. 1938. instead of December 28th. 1939 Photo on page four of the fire was taken by Mr Claude Sutton who generously furnished a print from his file David R. Follis Pep Club 2.3.4; Cross Country 2; Track 2. Loman Edward Fox — Tennis 4. Intramurals 3,4 Janet K. Frailey —Choir 3; Y-Teens 2; Pep Club 2; GAA 2; Student Secretary 3. Oleta Jean F rifts — Y-Teens 2, Pep Club 2,3,4. Board 2.3; Student Secretary 4 Dean M. Fro berg Paul Edward Frye Student Council 4 Hi-Y 2,3,4 Pep Club 2,3.4; Cross Country 2,3,4; Basketball 2,3,4; National Merit Semi-Finalist. Boys State Delegate, King of Hearts Court INDEX Adams, Dwight 120 Bliss. Don 109,150 Channell, Michele 151 Afield, Keith 109,150 Bloeman, Dale 77.150 Cheerleaders 76,77 Afield, Linda 144 Blood, Keith 70,150 Chenoweth. Jerry 47,99,104 Ahlberg, David 72,77,144 Bloom, Kathy 144 Chenoweth, Joyce 44 Ahlgrim, Patricia 70,144 Bloom, Steven 121 Chester, Diane 145 Ahlgrim, Robert 109,150 Bluhm, Janice 101,144 Chester, James 124 Allen, Philip 144 Board of Education 42,43 Chez, Ira 151 Alston, Linda 150 Bochnicka, David 122 Choir 70,71 Anderson, Cheryl 144 Bochnicka. Patricia 100,144 Christman. Michael 145 Anderson, Cynthia 150 Bogan, George 150 Christmas Dance 80,81 Anderson, Kathie 81,150 Bond, Diane 92,150 Christner, Susan 145 Anderson, Myron 72,73,77,144 Boness, Louis 144 Christy, Nora 124 Anderson, Nancy 75,100,150 Borders, Everett 122 Church, Carolyn 124 Anderson, Robin 144 Boron, Cynthia 150 Church, Stephen 151 Anderson, Thomas L. 85,120 Bostic, Lowene 122 Ciciora, Dale 47,53,117 Anderson, William 74,75,108,144 Bostic, Robert 151 Ciszek, Kathleen 70,91.100,145 Andresen, Stephen 144 Bowen, Rex 111,151 Clark, Mary Kathleen 72,93,145 Annen, John 111,144 Bowman, Gerald 75,144 Clark, Meredith 92,151 Armalavage, Florence 76,144 Bowman, June 72,82,144 Clark, Robert 151 Armstrong, Reynold 34,108,120 Bowman, Martha 92,151 Claus, Carol 151 Arndt, Robert A. 120 Bowman, Mary Edna 46,94 Cleaveland. Mary Beth 124 Arnold. Fred 72,73,77,144 Bowman, William 151 Clemens, Ben 151 Arnold. Linda R. 30.82,83.84,85,100.120 Boyce, Darla 151 Clendenin, Donna 58,72,73,91,124 Arnold, William 150 Boyd. Dorothy 144,149 Clifford, David 151 Art 65 Boyd.Edwyn 104.144 Clifford, Dorothy 145 Ashton, Judith 79,100,120 Bradford, Viree 151 Clifford, JoAnn 100,145 Autenrieth, Richard 150 Bradney, Jeffrey 151 Clifford. Lawrence 109,151 Bradney, Richa 70,151 Clifford, Timothy John 151 Babcock, Chris 120 Brady, Jacqueline 122 Clifford, Timothy Leo 151 Babcock. Deborah 144 Brady. Mary 122 Clifford, Tom 92,151 Bailey, James 46,108,112 Brandenberg, Herbert 70,102,103 Clouse, Linda 100,145 Bailey, William 46,55,98,99,109 Breitzke. Thomas 112,144 Cochran. Richard 111,151 Baird, Jon Michael 120 Bretscher. Bethel 70,151 Cole, Mark 88.93,145 Baker, Janell 144 Bretscher. Prisca 70,144 Collins, David 109,151 Baker, Keith 144 Bricker, Janette 76,151 Collins, Dianne 145 Band 72,73,77 Brinkman, Ruth 33 Collins. Ronald 103,151 Barber, Jeffrey 72,77,92,150 Brindle. Richard 72,77,98.99,104 Collins, William 145 Barber, Kenneth C. 108,120 Brittingham. David 102,123 Comeford, Charles 102,124,131 Barber, Robert T, 121 Brobst, Karen 151 Conklin, Nancy 72,92.151 Barile, Laurel 57,121 Brody. Tim 70,144 Connor, Caryl 145 Barnard, Harold 150 Broling. Gary 87,144 Connors, Rebecca 47,78 Barnes, Judith 101,144 Brookover, Gaye 151 Conover, Charles 107,108,124 Barnes, Kenneth 150 Broton, Linda 123 Conover, Steven 75,109,112,150,151 Barnes. Mary Alice 121 Brown, Bonnie Jean 100,123 Conrick, James 145 Barnes, Randy 155 Brown, Deborah 144 Cooley. Martha 68,92,100,145 Barnett, Barbara 72,150 Brown, George 145 Coolman, Richard 72,109,115,117.151 Barnett. Marion 72,121 Brown. James 111,151 Cooper, Howard 151 Barthold. Sharon 121 Brown, Mike 123 Copas. Raymond 110,145 Bartholomew, Charles 35,70,89,144 Brown, Roy Ellis 47,90 Cope, Linda 151 Bartholomew, Robin 150 Brown, Russell 151 Cornett, Mauricetta 145 Basketball 114,115,116,117 Bucher, Barry 123 Cowan, Pamela 40,83,100.124 Bauman. Stephanie 150 Bucher, Penny 151 Cox. Janet 151 Bauer, Dolores 46,52 Buchner, Marsha 123 Craig, Florence 48,82 Baumgaertner, Martin 104,105,121 Buck, Stephen 75.103.151 Crockett. John 102,117,151 Beach, Michael 150 Buelow, Darlene 151 Crockett. Richard 102,124 Beach, Tasha 35,70,79,121 Burch, Donald 123 Cropper, Charles 55,124 Beard, Susan 150 Burnicon, Bernice 33 Cross Country 102,103 Belaschky, Sally 150 Burns, Joseph 151 Cummings, Diana 145 Beldon, Becky 150 Burns, Walter 145 Cuson, Daniel 145 Beldon, Bonnie 100,150 Burrus, Marjorie 38,61,75,91,123 Bell. Dale 144 Burrus. Robert 87,145 Dague, Laurence 88.93,124 Bellovary, Steven 144 Business Courses 62,63 Daines, Susan 145 Benham, Susan 92,121 Butterfield, Janet 145 Daniels, Charles 145 Bennett, Richard 150 Butterfield, Roger 111,123 Daniels, Susan 124 Bennett. Sara Jane 89,121 Butz, Edna 123 Dauberman, Lucinda 35,56,70,76.145 Benton. Robert 150 Butz, Nina 151 Davis. Allen 151 Berg, Steven 150 Butt, Bernerd 47,70,71 Davis, Jerry 63,124 Bergstrom, Robert 121 Byers, Bernard 145 Davis. William Samuel 64,104,105.124 Bergstrom, Sandra 150 Byrd. Floyd 123 Dayton. Maureen 151 Berrier, France ne 35,70,121 Deal, Travis 112.151 Berrier, Margaret 92,150 Cadet Teachers 94,95 Dean, Constance 100,145 Berrier, Raymond C. 121 Callis, Mildred 47 DeArmitt, Barbara 151 Berrier, Ruth 33 Calzacorto, Donna 47 Decker. Candace 58,83,125,128 Berry, Cecil 70,150 Campbell, Janet 123 Delcourt,Robert72,75,77,104,lll,144,145 Bevan, Elizabeth 70,72,144 Campbell, Ronald 151 DelMastro, Ken 145 Bieker, Rebecca 150 Campbell, Thomas S 108,145 Delmerico. Katherine 64,125 Biggs, Brian 110,121 Campbell, Tom 123 Denby, Diane 151 Biggs. Bruce 70,77,108.144 Carlson, David 145 Denison, John 145 Biggs, John 109,110,150 Carr, Lorena 72,73,123 Derr, Karen 145 Biggs, Larry 109.116,150 Carter, James 145 Derr, William 109,151 Bigler. Nancy 46 Caryer, Gene 80,84,85.87,108,123 Detlef. Vernon 125 Birch, Donald 38 Casbon, Joyce 145 Detlef , Vicki 151 Birmingham. Kathleen 144 Case, Richard 72,108,145 Deuring, Stuart 72,77,151 Blachy, Michael 150 Cavinder, Steven 151 Deviney. Myron 145 Blaney, MaryG 72,121 Chael, Jerry A 98,99,124 Dickson. AW 33 173 Diebold. George 75,151 Diebold. Alfred John 145 Dillin, Ervin 151 Dipert. Christina 145 Doane, Clemyth 45 Dogan. David Paul 75,102,116,125 Dogan. Gail 70,151 Dolbeare, Carl 151 Dolby. Patty Ann 100,125 Domke, Paula 35,37 .38,70,94,95,101.125 Domke. William 151 Dommer, Sandra 145 Dommermuth, Edna 151 Doolittle. Jean 126 Doolittle. Joan 126 Dougherty. Mike 126 Dougherty. Patrick 103,117,151 Doyle, Jeffrey 72,110.145 Dravininkas, Bruno 72,151 Drivers Training 68 Dunkelbarger. Lillian 97.151 Durand, Joseph C. 42 Durand, Mary 65.72,91.100.145 Dye, Donald 126 Dvkstra. Mike 70,109,110,151 Ebersold, Jon 155 Eckert. Ronald 126 Eckley, Gary 111.151 Edgecomb, Don 151 Edquist, Evar 33.48.56.102,103,116 Edwards, Richard 102,117,126 Ehnes. Carla 72,152 Ehrsam, Pamela 152 Eigelsbach, William 145 Eiler, Thomas 84.86.87,108,127 Ellis, Barbara 152 Ellis. Glen 48 Elsten. Linda 145 Engel. Bonnie 72.145 Engert. Louise 92,145 English 58,59 Erickson, Gloria 152 Evans. Bruce 127 Evans, Pamela 145 Evans, William C. 112,127 Excell. Diane 35,70,145 Fairfield, Mary Ellen 75.90,127 Falkowski. Kenneth 110,145 Falls. Diana 152 Farney, James 127 Farnum. Bert 145 Farrell, Michael 145 Farrell. Patrick 152 Ferguson, Robert 151 Ferguson. Steven 86.87,108,127 Fetla, Karen 100,127 Fetla, Kathy 152 Field. Gail 85,101,127 Field. Terri 70,92,151 Findling, Phil 110,127 Finley. Richard 108,145 Fitch, Dale 72,112,145 Fleming, John 103,151 Follis, David 127 Football 106,107,108,109 Forbes. Sandra 151 Fox, John 145 Fox. Loman 104,127 Fox, Raymond 35,70,152 Frailey, Janet K 127 Frame, Josetta 145 Fritts, Oleta 101.127 Froberg. Dean 127 Froenicke. Isabelle 44 Frost, Anne 48.96 Fry. Joyce 128 Fry, Russell 145 Frye, Paul 38.54,59.75.84,102, 116,127,134 FTA 94,95 Fulton, Lois 35,145 Furman, Diane 145 Furr, Patricia 145 GAA 96,97 Gabbard. Michael 145 174 Gammon, Cindy 152 Hemmersbach, Dean 38,79,87,129 Gaines. Cheryl 75,145 Henkel. Alfred, Jr. 129 Garbison, David 109,117,152 Henkel. Alfred 53 Garbison, Donald 38,55.128 Henning. Carole 146 Gardin, Ronald 51 Henry, Kathleen 146 Gardner, Helen 128 Herman, Terry 41,108,130 Gast, Carolyn 128 Hernandez, Libertad 30,60,146 Gast, James 152 Herrick, Donald 78.41,49 Gaston, Claude 48,86 Hershman, Henry 146 Gathmann, Carol 37,152 Hershman, Michael 130 Gathmann, Diane 101,128 Hess. Gary 109,152 Gaynor. Robert 75.150,151 Hewitson, Barbara 146 Gengo, Anthony 145 Higer. William 108,112,146 German, Marilyn 60,78,145 Higgins, Daniel 130 Giesler, Stanley 146 Highlan, Charles 104,146 Giesler, Terry 128 Hildreth, Jack 49,52 Gilleylen, Cathy 152 Hill, Cynthia 130 Gingerich, John 35,70,71,129 Hill, Sandra 130 Glad, Susan 146 Hiscox. Linda 93,130 Glasshagel, Rita 87,146 Hiser, Karla 152 Glissman, David 152 Hi-Y 86,87 Goodpaster, Dawn 152 Hoard. Pamela 146 Goodpaster, Tim 152 Hofferth. Bruce 55,146 Gordon, Leon 55,61,103,116,152 Hoffman, Andrea 100,146 Gorecki, John 108,146 Hoffmann, David 109,152 Gorub, James Lawrence 152 Holsman, James 152 Graham, Jean 101,129 Holst, Lapreil 70,83,100,146 Gratton, Janis 35,76,146 Holst, Mark 146 Gray, Linda 93,100,146 Homecoming 38,39,40,41 Gray. Robert 152 Home Economics 66 Gregory, William 35,70,104,146 Honzik, Robert 72,77,152 Green. Joeine 48,61,96 Horak. Ricki 152 Greich, Virginia 152 Horton, Polly 70,146 Gresser, Terri 152 Hosier, Gregory 130 Griesbaum, Olen 49 Hough, Charles 130 Griffin, Ronald 152 Hough. Gail 92,152 Griffiths. Darcy 152 Houston, Kathy 152 Grom, David 75,79,108.110,146 Howard. Donald 152 Gross. Wilfrid 70.146 Howard. Ed 130 Grosskopf, Donna 152 Howe. Larry 130 Grostefon, Duane 146 Howe. Susan 130 Grundell, Garry 146 Howell, Martin 130 Grundell, Larry 146 Howell, Mary 152 Guidance 52,53 Howell, Neil 109,152 Guild, Laura 70,152 Hoyt, Janet 70,146 Guilford, Kevin 72,86,119,146 Huball, Mary 152 Gunsaulus. Donna 65,83.129,152 Hudgins, Warren 146 Gunsaulus. Kristine 72 Hussong, Debbie 70,152 Gustafson, Victoria 146 Hutton, Peggy 130 Ihnat, Anna 130 Hagerty, Tom 152 Inman, Marge 49,88 Hahn. Randall 98,99,129 Inman, Thomas 130 Hall, Larry 112,146 Inman, Timothy 152 Hall, Leslie 33 Intramurals 118,119 Hall, Mildred Irene 152 Ireland, Marylee 146 Hallberg, Charles 152 Ireland. Susanne 131 Hallerberg, Gretchen 96,146 Hamilton, Constance 89,129 Jackson. Eugene 152 Hampson, Thomas 114,115,116,129 Jain, Norma 37,131 Haney, Kathleen 146 Jared, William 98,152 Hanna. Richard 146 Jensen, James 131 Hanna, William 103.152 Jensen, Karen 152 Hannon. John 103.110,152 Johnsen, Patricia 72.146 Hannon, Marie 91,129 Johnson, Hilary 70.97,152 Harden, Dale 146 Johnson, Jill 82,144,146 Harden, Gerry 129 Johnson, Laura 146 Hardesty, Randall 35,70,146 Johnson. Noel 72,73,77,112.113,131 Harmon. Bruce 152 Johnson, Norma 152 Harmon, Craig 88,89,129 Johnston, Jean 76,152 Harrell, Ross 152 Jones, Geoffrey 87.108,110.131 Harris. David 152 Jones, Linda 153 Harris, Jeri 80,129 Jones, Lynda Sue 153 Hart, Mary Ann 152 Jones, Robert 131 Hart, Nancy 70,72,152 Jones, Thomas 99,146 Hart, Thomas G. 108,146 Jones, William 153 Hart, Thomas J 75.109,117,152 Juniors 144-149 Harvey. Brenda 34,76 .146 Jurgenson, Jack 146 Havling, Barbara 100,129 Kaminski, David 70.111,153 Hawkins, Carol 146 Kassamts, Paul 109,117,152 Hawkins, Larene 146 Kazlauski, Stanley 117,152 Health and Safety 64 Keeley, Elizabeth 70,146 Heckman, Frank 112,146 Kegg, Becky 146 Heckman, Jean 49 Keller, John 87,132 Heffernan, David 109,112,152 Kemmerer. Kenneth 108,132 Heimberg. Laura 96.129 Kemmerer. Ann Marta 146 Heinold, Mary 40.61.72.73,75.79,91,129 Kent. Jorja 132 Kiirats, Esta 40,146 Kilmer, Charles 146 Kilmer, Christine 153 Kilmer, James 99,132 King of Hearts 84.85 Klemz. Becky 72,132,153 Knight, Susan 153 Koday, Edward 116,153 Koenig, Jamie 60,64,146,149 Koenig, Lenore 82,100.144.146 Koepke, Sharon 153 Koester. Sherryl 30,40,59,70,79,132 Korby, Christopher 112,153 Krachey, Dan 146 Kramer. Barbara 33 Kretzmann, David 146 Kristo. Claudia 146 Kriston, Steve 146 Kruger, Paul 75,146 Kuehl, Larry 146 Kuehl, Robert 133 LaCount, Dr. DP 42 Lake, Lynn 146 Lamb, Toy 70.133 Landgrebe, Robert 146 Lange. Laurel 35,70.71,72,94,133 Languages 60.61 Larkins, Tonya 146 Larson, Stephen 112,133 Laughlin, Kathy 72,100,146 Law, Ann Carolyn 153 Law, Robert 57,147 Lawrence. Delmar 133 Lawrence. Kathryn 147 Leach, Betty 70,153 Learning, Carole 153 Leetz, Thomas 147 Librarians 92,93 Lightcap, Gail 89,147 Lindahl, Pamela 100,133 Lindholm, Ellis 147 Linkimer, Miriam 70,147 Linkimer, Richard 108,116,147 Lippman. Susan 147 Lochmandy, Sandra 100.147 Longnecker, Gloria 153 Loomis. Jerry 49,78,99 Lowe, Charles 153 Lucas, Vada 49,78 Ludington, Marie 100.133 Luke, Barbara 147 Lutze, Stephen 108.117,147 MacDonald, Gregory 60,112,147 MacLeod, Sharon 133 Mabry. Patricia 153 Magers. Carl 70,147 Maguire. Dorothy 133 Magyar. Robert 112,147 Mahon, Lee 108,147 Maiers, Wesley 50.55 Makousky, Christine 40,72,76,147 Malasto. Charles 75.109.110.150,153 Malaslo, Judith 35.40,70,71,101,133 Mandernach, Gary 116,153 Mandernach, Maxine 100.153 Mann, David 133 Manning. Peter 70,133 Maple. Thomas 147 Marquardt, Jeffrey 147 Marrell. Dennis 62,106,133 Marrell. Donna 147 Marrell. Rebecca 75,76,153 Martin, Paul 153 Martinal, David 147 Maudlin. William 75,110,119,147 Maxwell, Marsha 147 Meece, Jack 147 Meyer. Donna 70,153 Meyer, Ethel 153 Meyer, Mary 78,84,53,72.90,133 Meyerowitz, Jeff 104.147 Meyers. Richard 59,102,134 Michael. David 72,73,134 Michaels, Janet 153 Milianta, Angela 70,153 Milianta, Francine 147 Miller, Cecile, Mrs 33 Miller, Diane 153 Miller, Gene 134 Miller, Kristine 30,101,134 Miller. Linda 82,147 Miller, Lynda 89,101,134 Miller, Michael 57,153 Miller, Robert 50,72,73 M inter, Alice 147 Mitchell, Kathie 74,75,91,147 Mitchell, Nancy 147 Monroe, Donald 134 Monroe, Shirley 153 Moore, Larry 108,115,116,147 Moore, Sharon 153 Moore, Terry 87,108,135 Morris, Casimir 135 Mortimer, Mary 70,153 Mounce. Linda 100,147 Mullin, Christine 65,135 Mundy. Ten 70,153 Murphy, Carolyn 153 Murphy, Joyce 135 Murphy. Judyann 135 Murphy, Patrick 50 Murphy, Paula 92,153 Murvihill, Bonnie 147 Murvihill, Nancy 135 Myers, Charles 147 Myers, Debra 147 Myers, Gene, Mrs. 42 Myers, Victor 116,153 McAfee, Lawrence 72,77,147 McAfee, Patricia 70,146 McBain, Kathleen 135 McBain, Michael 108,112,113,153 McDaniel, Britt 135 McDaniels. Marvin 70,153 McDonald, Martha 135 McEnterfer, Rebecca 96,147 McGuire, Linda 100,135 McGuirl, Donna 153 McKean. Janet 100,135 McLean, Victoria 100,147 McNamara, Richard 147 McQuillan, Kathleen 50 Nash, George 135 Nedberg. Patti 100.147 Nuener, Gilbert 38.84.102,135 Nevitt, Amy 92,153 Newell, Robert 147 Newman, Janice 100,101.135 Newsom, Donald 147 Nichols, Sheryl 153 Nick las. Thomas 77,106.108.147 Nielsen. Eugene 147 Nielsen, John 147 Nielsen, Nancy 40,79,101,135 Nielsen. William 75,153 Nightingale. Charles 108,115,116.147 Niksch, Karen 96,101,136 Nolan, Sharon 153 Noonan, Charles 64,102,147 Norlington, David 153 Norlington, Larry 136 Norman, Carol 33 Norris. Elizabeth 78,50 Oelling. James 109,153 Oesting, James 147 Office Girls 100,101 Olas, Joel 147 Olson, Alice 147 Olson, Gene 147 O ' Neil, Bruce 103,153 Ott. Judith 147 Ozelie, Lilian 153 Palmer. James 153 Parker, Sandra 136 Parry, Jack 136 Parry, Mark 108,147 Palsey. Paul 153 Pastore, Pamela Pax son. Mark Peller, Charles Peller, Charlotte Pep Club Perkins, Kenneth Pfledderer, Linda Pfledderer. Vicki Phillips, James Phillips, Karen Phillips, Mark Phillips. Patrick Phillips, Robert Phillips. G. Warren Phipps. Stephen Physical Education Query, Anna Query, Linda Quinn, Geneva Quinn, Rosann 153 70.147 72,77,112,136 72,92,150,153 78,79 153 70,153 70,153 61.75,84,108,136 70,153 116,117.147 136 110,136 42 153 68,69 154 148 148 148 Racette. Phyllis Raelson. Rebecca Raelson, Ron Rager, Gwendolyn Raines, Richard 74,75,87, Rainey. Kathleen Rak, Caroline Rak. Geraldine Rak, Kathleen Rans, David Reggie, Sidney Reinert, Suzette Resteau, Bruce Reynolds. Diane Lorene Rhoda, Danny Rhoda, Lynne Rhoda, Robert Jr, Rhoda, Robert Rhodes, Betty Rice, Karol Richardson, Donna Richardson, Marsha Richmond, Robert Rickard, Grace Rigg, Charlotte Rigg, Steven Rigg, Warren Ringger. Connie Rinker, Larry Rinker, Ruth Riplay, Loretta Rippey, Thomas Roberts, John Roberts, Kerry Roberts. Mark Roberts, Thomas H, Robinson, Danny Robinson, Linda Robinson, Loray Roe. Charles Rogers. Reda Rohn, Bryce Ronco. Rita Ronco. Robert Root, Donna Root, Jerry Rosenbaum. Kenneth Rosenbaum. Richard Ross, Betty Rouch. Larry Rowland, Robert Rucker, Fredrick Rue, Shawn Rueter, Carol Rush. Linda 136 154 108.148 154 108,109,119,136 154 137 148 137 154 51,109,110,111 94,95.100,137 72.148 100.101.137 154,103 61.154 137 51.108 137 92.100.138 154 72.154 77,108,148 44 148 154 138 148 148 70.92,138 154 111.154 72,77,148 109.154 55.102.138 44 138 100.101.138 154 75.148 139 51 139 154 148 139 72,77 33 148 148 148 139 154 154 154 Sachtleben, John 154 Salberg, Larry 104,148 Sandberg. Cathie 154 Sandford. David 112.139 Saxe, Ralph 154 Saylor. Michael 109,154 Schaefer, Lois 33 175 Schaefer. Marlene 148 Stoltz. Roberta 91,99,148 Wade. Carolyn 155 Scheller, Anita 139 Strikwerda. Randall 154 Wade. Larry 155 Scheller. Horst 154 Strikwerda. Sandra 148 Wade, Mark 155 Schnure, Frederick 86,87,102.139 Strong, Linda 148 Wagner, Holly 40,142 Schnure. John 103,154 Strong, Ronald 154 Wagner. Jake 109,155 Schramm, Michael 75,154 Struve, Carol 141 Waldschmidt, Betty 142 Schreeg. JoAnn 139 Stuart, Jennifer 35.70,93,141 Wall. Clark 149 Schroeder, Alan 154 Student Nurses 100 Ward, Charles 149 Schroeder. Charles 139 Student Council 74,75 Ward, Ann Roxie 155 Schroeder, Sue 148 Student Secretaries 100 Wasemann, Barbara 142 Schuessler, Sue Ann 139 Suggs. Michael 154 Wasemann, David 109,155 Schwan, Kurt 72.77,112.148 Summers, Larry 148 Wattles, Lee Ronald 142 Science 54,55 Sundin, Nore 108.116,117,148 Webber, Rita 100,144 Science Club 98,99 Sutherlin, Sharon 148 Weber, Wendy 142 Scott, Barbara 154 Sutton, Rebecca 141 Weddle, Denise 57,89,149 Scott. Charles 35,70,71,72,73,75.77,148 Sweet. Virgil 51,52,69,116 Weimer, Barbara 149 Scott, Dianna 148 Swihart. David 141 Weissert, Linda 72,73,149 Scott, Michael 57,139 Swihart. Nancy 72,75.154 Wellman, Dawn 75,78,91.149 Scott. Patricia 148 Swimming 112,113 Wellman, Willard 43 Scruggs. Vivian 100,148 Swisher, Richard 75,112.148 Wellner, Mary 155 Secrest, Alfred 154 Switzer, Linda 141 Wellsand, Donald 108,149 Sederberg. David 139 Wellsand, James 41,75,106,108,142 Seelig. Paul 54,103,117,154 Taic let, Jackie 154 Wellsand. Marilyn 155 Seelig. Steven 54,84,102,114,116,139 Tanck, Paul 154 West. Dieter 142 Selman, Steven 154 Tamer. Jacob 70.71,141 Westfall, William 149 Seniors 120-143 Taylor, Albert 141 Wheeland. Thomas 149 Sexton, Dorene 148 Taylor. Glenda 70,148 Wheele, Henry 155 Shapard, Karen 148 Taylor. Robert 154 White, Barbara 155 Shattuc. Frederic 109.111,154 Taylor, Sharon 101,148 White, Charles 155 Shauer, Steve 109.117,154 Teachers 46,47,48,49,50,51 White, Nancy 149 Shawver, David 148 Telle. King 34,36,45,131 White, Robert 142 Shefchik. William 139 Tennis 104,105 Widiger, Julie 72.101,155 Sheffer, David 148 Thayer. Gary 72,148 Wieggel, Christine 100,149 Shewan. William 72 Thomas, Timothy 155 Wienhorst, Johanna 72,149 Shook, Neil 108,116,148 Thompson, Christine 100,101,148 Wiesjahn, Dennis 70,149 Short. Jill 56,100.148 Thompson, James 155 Wiesjahn, Sheila 142 Shriver. William 72,117,154 Thompson, Pamela 148 Wilgus. Dave 155 Shupe. William 139 Thorgen, Eric 89,104,148 Wilgus, Margo 155 Siemion. Raymond 102,148 Thorpe, Barney 148 Wilgus. Vaughn Keith 143 Sievers. Robert 87,140 Todd. Claudia 155 Wilkinson, Sandra 143 Siewin, James 38,74,75.84.102,140.154 Tofte. Janet 52 Williams. Anna Mrs 33 Sigler. George 108,140 Tofte, Nancy 79,148 Williams. Gail 149 Silhavy, Larry 148 Tomczak, John 70,81,110.149 Williams, John 149 Simmons, David 38.140 Toth. Barry 102,149 Williams. Kenneth 155 Simmons, Paul 148 Toth, Jeri 155 Williams, Larry 103,155 Skinner, Lorelei 35,70,148 Towe, Fred 36,87,142 Williams, Roger 33,51,94,95,99 Smith, Bonnie 148 Treadway. Lucy 36,149 Williamson, Janifer 75.155 Smith. Byron 117,140 Trinosky, Debbie 155 Williamson, Jeffrey 109,155 Smith, Constance 154 Trinosky. Gilbert 155 Williamson, Lois 70,101,149 Smith. Creig 35,70,148 T uesburg, Brian 72,149 Wilson, Douglas 149 Smith. Deanna 148 Tuthill, Beverly 91,100,142 Wilson. Nancy 149 Smith, Marion 154 Tuthill, Shirley 90,100,142 Wiherman, Abbie 90,143 Smith, Michael 116.154 Tverdik, John 54,72,155 Wippel, Rose Mary 155 Smith, Sherry 148 Witters, Autumn 155 Smith. William 148 Ulsh, Pamela 63,72,100,149 Woodard, John 155 Smurdon, Timothy 110,154 Ulsh, Patricia 72,100,149 Woods, Jerald 87,149 Social Studies 56,57 Urbahns, Joseph 149 Woods. Pauline 97,155 Soliday. Patrick 79,109,117,154 Ushers 87 Woods. Seth 149 Soloman, Jerry 140 Wozniak. Sharlene 155 Sommers. Kenneth 141 Valenian 90,91 Wozniak, Victoria 143 Sophomores 150-156 Valpost 88.89 Wrestling 110,111 Southers, Dennis 59,118,77,148 Vandrey, Donald 33,88.102,103,149 Wright. Joy 155 Spencer. Richard 141 Vickers, Tina 89,91,149 Spitler, Mann III 141 Vocational Arts 66.67 Y-Teens 82,83 Spitler, Mann Jr. 42 Vollmer, James 149 Yazel, Linda 72,155 Springsteen. Margaret 35.70,148 Vollmer, Jerry 155 Youngren. Eric 109,117.155 Stager. Use 83,88,148 Stalbaum. Karen 148 Wachholz. Nila 70,155 Zoller, Gale 82,101,143 Stalbaum, Lee 148 Wade, Bette 155 Zulich, Ron 149 Stalbaum. Newell 141 Stallard. Bernard 141 Acknowledgements Stallard. Patrick 154 Standiford, Cathy 70,154 Mr. King Telle VHS Principal Stark, Iris 154 Mrs. Betty Price Secretary to Principal Steck, Linda Stedman, Stephanie Steele, Peggy 70,154 79,148 141 Mr. Norbert Dompke Mrs. Marjorie Brooks Root Photographers Root Photographers Steinbach, Alice 154 Mr. H. F. Keller Home Mountain Publishing Co., Inc. Steinbach. Paul 148 Mr. Roy Ellis Brown Valenian Advisor Steindler, Thomas 109,154 VHS Faculty Stephan. Joyce 91,148 Stevenson, Leroy 104,141 VHS Student Body Stevenson. Roberta 141 The type for the 1966 Valenian is set in Musica and Baskerville type by the Stevenson. Shirley Stinnett. James Stokes, Thomas 148 109,154 51,68,108,109 Home Mountain Publishing Company i. The Musica is set in 9 1 2 point, 16 1 2 point, and 36 point. The Baskerville is set in 8 point. 176


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Valparaiso High School - Valenian Yearbook (Valparaiso, IN) online yearbook collection, 1964 Edition, Page 1

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Valparaiso High School - Valenian Yearbook (Valparaiso, IN) online yearbook collection, 1965 Edition, Page 1

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Valparaiso High School - Valenian Yearbook (Valparaiso, IN) online yearbook collection, 1967 Edition, Page 1

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Valparaiso High School - Valenian Yearbook (Valparaiso, IN) online yearbook collection, 1968 Edition, Page 1

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Valparaiso High School - Valenian Yearbook (Valparaiso, IN) online yearbook collection, 1969 Edition, Page 1

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