Valparaiso High School - Valenian Yearbook (Valparaiso, IN)

 - Class of 1977

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PORTER CO LIBRARY SYSTEM - VALPARAISO GEN 977 298 VAL Valeman Valparaiso High School Yearboo  Meet Marvin! Once ijiln, Ihe tool lines and headlines In this book were hand-set bn s att members, as were artwork when used, feature headlines In all sections are f ormatt brand styles, except In the activities section, which uses llpatone dry transfer letters. Body copy Is 10-polnt News Gothic with Bold and captions are 8-point News Gothic Bold. The 208 pa e booh was printed on 80-pound llost paper at Josten’s American V earhook Company plant In Clarksville, Tennessee. The sltkscreen cover land all subsequent appearances ot Marvin) was conceived by Mariiee lindemann and drawn by Denice Lambert. This is Marvin. Marvin is a Viking and most otten described by the few who know him well as "pleasantly plump, moderately scruffy, rather short and extremely cute." In spite of his cuddly appearance. Marvin has wandered Inconspicuously through the halls of Valparaiso High School for several years no without bothering or being bothered by much of anyone. It’s not that anyone was rude to Marvin; It’s just that he’s rather easy to mlw In hallways crowded with la people and that he tends to shy away from boisterous young teenagers. But that doesn't mean that he Is apathetic toward or unaware of his surroundings — on the contrary — very little happens in this place that Marvin doesn't know about. He looks, he watches, he observes, he notices And perhaps most importantly, Marvin is objective. He can be that way because being here Is not an emotional experience for him — though he is excited about hit modern environment. So now Marvin his taken it upon himself to write something about It, to let the rest of us know what he thinks about life in a typical (?) American high school. He doesn't claim to understand or like all of the events, attitudes, and atmospheres he writes about, but he does have an interesting story to tell. For such an inexperienced writer he reveals a lot of insight into what 1977 was at Valparaiso High School. Marvin it writer with a lot of promise — a. lot to say. We think you’ll enjoy checking him out.And join him as he checks out VHS for Man by nature is a curious creature. Whether it be climbing a high shelf to reach the cookie jar or flying off to outer space, since his beginning man has sought ways in which to quell his insatiable desire for knowledge. In primitive times, man pondered such questions as why fire was hot. the art of flicking the switch or kicking the locker to improve or repair his lot. So accustomed is he to modern conveniences that he seldom takes into account all that he possesses — until the bills come in. that is. Man's world needs more than a cynical glance or a frustrated slam to water was wet. and the sky was blue, cure what ails it. It needs — and Modern achievements have brought a certain amount of sophistication and skepticism to man's .gjg.- philosophical questions, particularly those of today’s teenager, who wonders where his money is always disappearing to. and why God created zits. Because of the total dependence he had on his environment, early deserves — the excited curiousity of one to whom a world with wheels and push-button everything is completely foreign. So. come on. Toss aside your switches and buttons and things that go tick-tick for a minute and imagine yourself as a primitive man looking at a very minute portion of the universe, the world of Valparaiso man was careful with and very much High School. Look at it from every aware of his surroundings. When rain failed to come or something went haywire, he was forced to move on in search of better conditions. Modern man. however, has learned angle, especially close-up. Be bold, be daring, be willing to burn your finger to find out why the fire is hot. Come on. we dare you ... to check It out.BROWNELL 1. Valparaiso High School 2. North Calumet's Restaurant Row 3 Downtown Valparaiso's facelift 4. Foreign cuisine for East Lincolnway 5 The fringe of the LoopCHICAGO Wi'tmf It’s far from being a big city by anyone's standards, and yet with a population of 22.000. Val-paraiso does not qualify exactly as a Mayberry or a Booneyville. USA either. Its location alone is e-nough to save it from that rather demeaning label, because if you can't think of any better way to tell someone about where you live, you can always impressively state. "It’s near Chicago.” That sounds nice and helps to dispel any question of your living in Valparaiso. Chile instead of Valparaiso, Indiana. Once you've straightened out that rather common misunderstanding, you can proceed to instruct your listeners in the proper technique of pronouncing your city's name, which is val pe ra zo and not val pe rl so. Finding two people who agree on any one description of Valparaiso is like finding peanut butter being served at a luncheon of the Young Republicans. To some residents, Valparaiso is — quite bluntly stated — "the pits." To other more sentimental Valpo-ites. it is " quaint. " and to still others who come from or work in the Chicago area, the city is little more than a quiet place to prop up their feet after a day in the Region. About the only point on which everyone in Valparaiso can agree is that the city is growing — by leaps and bounds it seems at times. City officials have projected a doubling in size of Valparaiso by 1990 and are taking steps to ease the growing pains expected to accompany this expansion Fast food addicts have noted with emptying pockets and bloating stomachs the recent commercia B developments in the north Calumet area It was estimated that approximately a dozen new eat-ertes offering everything from tacos and hamburgers to charcoal broiled steaks would be S opening in Valparaiso in 1977 — most of which will locate along North Calumet. Other less caloric ventures planned include a shopping center, new industries, and banks1. Hom comlnf ’77 2. Chagall tculpturt. Chicago 3. Lita Banda. Stacia Fitch 4. Sh0ll y Valatta. Sophomore Baby Day 5. Cnlertalnmant — Valpo »tyla "SILENT IWW MARTY fcj RTS FRI K 1 v i 4P7Though citizens can proudly boast about the city's growth, one still cannot argue the fact that a drive through the heart of downtown Valparaiso would take a law-abiding driver approxi-mately four minutes and thirty seven seconds — even less if the lights were with him. That doesn't sound like much and is even less to the teenager trying to answer the timeless question. "What do you want to do?" The school does its best to solve this problem (see pages 8-31), but inevitably young Val-po-ites find themselves facing the prospect of a Friday or Saturday night without a home game and a sockhop to fall back on as a source of inexpensive weekend entertainment. At times like this, a slight panic grips the VHS student body, a panic which by Friday has mushroomed into a full-fledged case of mass hysteria. Shouts of "What are you going to do this weekend?"and"Par ty? Party! Who’s having a party?" fill the halls as 2:27 marks the official beginning of the weekend. Creativity is often the key to filling time on weekends, and VHS students rise to this challenge in a variety of ways. The more industrious students solve the problem by getting jobs that pay enough A to compensate for the loss of free time. More prosperous students find that going west on 1-94 ge-nerally perks up a dull weekend, and the more daring have discovered that going east on 1-94 to Michigan can be an equally exciting way to pass the time. For those students who prefer to stay closer to home but dislike spending Friday Nights with Mom and Dad. there is great deal to be said for the Valparaiso area for weekend re-creation Movies — in Valparaiso and Michigan City — are high on the list of Old Reliable f A Things To Do And if all else fails, there's still one activity that teenagers never f seem to tire of doing: eating Burger places, pizza places, "grit" places, "rah" f f places and the ever-popular Perkins, open all night with lots of room, lots of food f f and coffee guaranteed to cure boredom, blues, and even Saturday morning hangovers. f f OOKS CO ACN IE" 'FELDVAXH STER MCA S'Yes. it's a bit of an oddity, perhaps a bit out of place in an area of heavy industry and high crime rates, but Valparaiso is indisputably nice in a lot of ways. It has nice schools, nice homes, and nice streets that are safe to walk at night. A lot of people say that it isn't a very realistic place to live in view of the harshness of the "real world." but most people who come here have already experienced "reality" and are trying to avoid an overdose of it. But like every paradise since Eden. Valparaiso is not without its problems. Camelot had its Lancelot and Pandora had her overwhelming curiosity to point out that life is far from perfect — and in a sense that’s what happened in Valparaiso this year. One problem led to another, and before long almost everyone was asking. "What went wrong in 77?" That’s a good question. What did go wrong in 77? Well, at first it seemed like almost everything. It began in September with the news of a drug problem and subsequent crackdown in the school system. Then there was VHS' surprising loss to Merrillville in the Vikings' bid for a second state football crown. Then there was Gerald Ford’s loss to dark-horse democrat Jimmy Carter — a true shock to such a staunchly republican community. An as if the fall hadn't been hard enough, winter came down harder this year than just about anyone could remember. bringing with it fuel shortages, damaged crops, and spirits badly in need of lifting by spring Finally the spring did come. Once people realized that the grass and flowers had indeed survived beneath all that snow, the year fell into perspective and things got back to normal. Even smiles and spirit came out of hibernation — after the long winter that no one would soon forget.White, practically windowless, and chains on the doors. Valparaiso High School can be a pretty cold-looking place when no one is around to pump a little life into it. Fortunately though, this rather inhuman condition is quite a rarity for the multi-million dollar building on North Campbell Street. Except for an occasional Sunday afternoon and special holidays, there is almost always something happening at VHS — and quite Often those happenings are non-academic, inexpensive, and even fun. Ingenuity goes a long way toward making VHS a source of entertainment for students. For instance, if it looks like it might go over well, why not turn the stage into a battleship? Or the north balcony into a jam-packed, non-stop discotheque? Or the cafeteria into a cabaret — complete with “cocktails" and dinner music? Why not? It just might work. and. in fact. all three were smashing successes at VHS this year. When snow made long-distance travel difficult, the school became quite a night spot for students. Struggling to cast-off images of tests, grades, and homework, they crowded into VHS after regular school hours for formal dances, sockhops. concerts. and drama productions almost as if they were just out for a night on the town. Even after the spring thaw, students continued to patronize the chic new establishment for its traditional warm-weather events.A boom with no bangs or bruises If the late 1960 ' s was an era is usually followed by the cus- $6.98, and w of sloppiness and rebellion for tomary financial argument with dejectedly. American youth — and parents and Mother and a quick trip to the mall heading for tl teachers are constantly saying it to re-stock the already over- always use zi was — then a major overhaul in at- flowing wardrobe. Ah yes . . . titudes has apparently occurred in So, little Joe Anystudent heads acne, or wha recent years. Arm bands, greasy down the highway and runs into Now there is hair, and torn-up blue jeans are the nearest jeans shop. His eye spending. Wh anything but the fashion, as to- first catches the display of do to ward ol day’s teenagers seem to prefer original Levis with rivets and puberty on tt design er styles and comfort to straight legs — still priced at a ufacturers wc the once popular protests a- reasonable $15. Since he already they keep it i gainst materialism. has a least a dozen pairs of those alone carried VHS students are no exception at home, he decides instead to teed to cover to this trend and have willingly look at the new European-style jeans, raculously he joined in on the student marches He changes his mind when he sights problems, of the 1970 ' s — marches to the the high price tag attached to But that isr check-out counter, to the ticket the rhinestone-studded pockets. it, in fact. Gir counter, to the album counter, to He leaves the store, thinking and makeup 1 the everything-you-always-wanted- perhaps he ' ll buy a shirt instead. monetary sup but-never-really-needed counter, He goes into one store, sees a is splitting en etc., etc., etc. casual shirt “on sale” for $15, new gunks an The clothes closet is the source sees sweaters in another for $25, hair more be; of much of the youthful worship and teeshirts in another for a the cost of si of the Almighty Dollar. In spite mere $7. “Maybe I ' ll just get an stereos, entei of that fact that his closet may album, " he thinks with rapidly cravings for p already look like a clothing ware- waning confidence. So he walks a perfect torn house, the teenager will inevi- into his favorite record store, sees teenage budg tably complain, " But I don’t have his favorite artist’s new album to sighing par anything to wear.” This complaint billed as " Today ' s Special” at than blowing 10 — Feature Feature — 11 Shouts, whispers, and an awful lot of bull In the beginning there was a letter sent out to all parents of students in the school system. Immediately after this letter, there followed an extremely dif- ficult period: rule changes, at- titude changes, a personnel change, and rumors, rumors, rumors — of armed police and breathalizers at sockhops, locker searches by dogs trained to smell out drugs, a massive drug bust similar to the ' 76 Portage bust, lists of stu- dents suspected of drinking and drug abuse. It all became part of what was popularly but not publicly called the Crackdown. No one had ever really talked about a “drug problem” in Valpa- raiso before — and even after they did start talking about it, no one seemed to agree on what it was. Some considered I every student a suspect and poten- tial addict, while others refused to believe that students even drank — much less used drugs. Not even the students could agree on the extent of drug usage in the high school. Some felt that one police officer’s estimation that 75% of the students in this school have “a stash of grass some- where” was an understatement, while others insisted that the percentage was much lower and the problem much less serious. Regardless of what the sta- tictics are, the fact is that drugs became an issue at VHS this year. It was a controversy that refused to die, flaring up spora- dically then retreating into the background — yet always there, as if waiting ... for something. Initial student reaction to the school system ' s announcement of its " awarness of the drug problem” was one of surprise. “How can they think,” they asked, “that we have a problem when there are schools right up the road in Gary where people are getting killed over drugs?” Surprise quickly turned to agitation when attendance and tardiness rules were tightened, and then the rumors re- ferred to earlier began to cir- culate, getting juicer with each repetition. Commotion over the drug situ- ation involved much more than reactions of students, parents, and teachers. There were obliga- tions, legal and moral, posed by the problem that had to be dealt with. Conflicts arose over the most fundamental question of all: what to do about the student caught with drugs at school. Administrators believed in sus- pension as both a punishment and a deterrent, while the police wanted to go beyond the individ- ual student to get to the source. Dealing with an issue as emo- tionally charged as drugs is dif- ficult. People inevitably get angry or insulted — or simply choose to ignore the problem in hopes that it will go away. They don ' t like to talk about it much, and even when they do it is of- ten almost impossible to wade through all of the biased, emotion- al garbage to find any really con- clusive evidence. The facts are there: they’re just hard to reach — but aren’t most good things that way? 12 — Feature SCHOOLS Valp aralS0 September 22 , 1976 Uear Parent problem- -th h a t many ot ■L DRUGS. ame Valparaiso problem , » r full tor ' s tff ' ce erata In hel L_ n Tubi tla ' eir any our commu_ ties b a v e here . The PO Co mm uni- _ and your support . .Je have agree partment when an time on scho JJ (a) sale or pected one is , the pol rail the Valp . lately cat - tuat ion the thin School SP _ Lty ° r of drugs ; CM P (c) signs drugs po ive su an op of dT convi Hay we Sincerely r up R. J a " ' JPcoianunity aulnaiar s ° _ cur at activity- ion or sus- that some- calling ible • nse ..iX the game. r 0 2 hut they have RaiK and they have a scrappy defeu took past them for one second, yoc ait.” alence [yone Two Valparaiso stars suspended ALPAHAISO — Strong side end Br It ' and defensive end Steve Sh ■ « suspended from unbe ‘ ' ranked footbaJi enntendent RjK pi T Valpo schools set drug fight TURN, 2, 3, 4. . . F-LAP, F-LAP, F-LAP-SMASH HIT! F-lap, f-lap, f-lap, ball change, step, step, brush, hop step . . . ‘‘You have got a show. It ' s good. When you get up on that stage, you’ve got to really sell it. Just remember to have fun with it! " “Smile, people! You ' ve got to remember to smile!” ‘‘Donni - — help! When I finally think I’m getting the footwork, I forget to smile, and when I’m really belting out my chorus part, the dance is all wrong! " “Yes, the boys can wear their sailor outfits to school, and girls, we’ve got Navy pins for you. Ex- plain to everyone in your most sales- manlike manner that you’re promoting Drama Club ' s production of Dames at Sea. Tell them it will be November 21-23 at the high school, and that It ' s a fantastic show, and we’ve put a helluva lot of work into it.” " Mrs. Noble, my throat (croak) is (rasp) giving me problems!” " Hot liquids are best, but a squirt of lemon juice never hurts.” " Five minutes people — get on stage and be quiet. And everybody, break a leg. " Break a leg? With my tapping technique, I probably will — liter- ally! Almost time — gotta loosen up. Relax. Sweaty palms, tense shoul- ders, and cast iron butterflies in the stomach that won’t quit . . . Finally — the last song. Look at all those people. Hey, they’re getting up!?! They’re giving us a standing ovation! We did it! 14 — Dames At At Sea 1. Hat and cane in hand, Centerville USA resident Dick (Jim Moyer) composes, choreographs, and performs " Broadway Baby” moments after his rapturous first encounter with Ruby. 2. Atop the piano at a 42nd Street theater, a seductive Mona Kent belts out " Mister Man of Mine” while accompanied by Jim Moyer. 3. Illustrating that dress rehearsals don’t always run as smoothly as the production itself, John Kelley makes an unblocked fall and finds himself assisted by Cyndi Huseman and Jeff Gill. 4. An apprehensive, but determined Ruby (Cyndi Huseman) tapdances her way to stardom as a last-minute replacement for an ailing Mona Kent. 5. Onboard the battleship-turned-theater, Lisa Benda, John Kelley, Jim Moyer. Sherrie Collins, and chorus march through the climactic " Star Tar.” Dames At Sea — 15 Out of the cut-offs - into the formal “Barb — is Kathy at the locker? I’ve got to talk to her about Homecoming!” “Oh no! That’s September 18, right? Next weekend — and I don’t even have my dress.” “I’m glad I got that taken care of last week. You should have seen me trying to match the color of his suit.” “You are going with John, aren ' t you?” “Yeah — hey maybe we could double with you and ...” “Hey, wait a minute — does anyone know what the theme for the dance is? I’ve got to know for an article in my journalism class.” “I think it’s Crystal Blue Persuasion, but who’s the band?” “I’m pretty sure it ' s Wiley Foxx.” “Gee, who do you think will make queen? I ' ll bet it’s . .” “Kathy! There you are! Hurry or we ' ll be late to class! " “OK, OK — but I wanted to ask you — are you going out to eat before or after the dance?” “That ' s what I wanted to ask you! And have you decided where you’re going? We were thinking of The Spa, or maybe The Red Lantern ...” “You know, I’m really not sure. It seems like every place closes so early, and with the dance lasting from 8-11, we can’t make up our minds.” “Oh-oh — you know, these halls are getting awfully quiet.” “Yeah, I wonder why. Oh well, which is more important — making it to class or making plans for the dance?” “I wouldn’t argue with you, but this is the third time I’ve been late to class this week.” 1. Just prior to the crowning of Homecoming Queen, Jenny Dickey and other VHS band members provide the crowd with half-time entertainment. 2. The music of Wiley Foxx gives bumpers Jane Strickwerda and Rick Wadsworth a chance to show off their style at the Homecoming Dance. 3. With his eyes on his blocker, tailback Chuck Oliver rolls out right to find an opening. Homecoming — 17 Ponytails, Elvis .... and HEAT At 6:30 p.m. on a humid August 16, a troupe of blue-jeaned, sandle-footed teenagers files into the VHS dressing rooms. Stage costumes suddenly replace worn out sneakers while aspiring actors and actresses carefully apply grease-paint. The cast of Bye Bye, Birdie soon reappears, miraculously transformed into a group of teenyboppers from the Happy Days era. Under the direction of Mr. Bernard Butt, the jitterbugging, gumcracking cast proceeds to tell the story of rock and roll star Conrad Birdie (Bruce Ives) who must suffer the consequences of being drafted. The combination of faulty air conditioning and gyrating bodies makes it hard to tell if Conrad Birdie ' s greasy hair is due to problem perspiration or a shampoo with Vaseline. After an all too short quarter- hour respite, cast members file back on stage. A command comes from the darkness of the auditorium: “All right, gang — I want to go through ‘Telephone Hour ' just once more.” Amid groans and cries of, “Not again!” from various members of the cast the orchestra flips through the music, calmly awaits the signal, and runs the number “just once more.” 1. Telephonitis, a disease common to all teenagers, strikes cheerleaders Ann Granberry and Kelly Bertholet. 2. Enjoying life as a newly liberated woman, Rose Alvarez (Jennifer Butt) declares her independence from Albert. 3. Hands clap in rhythm as jitterbuggers Sherrie Collins and Chris Kearney rock at the hop. 4. A peaceful moment interrupts the excitement as Albert Peterson (Jim Joyer) pleads with Rose to come back to him. 5. An intoxicated Hugo Peabody (John Kelley) finds himself stuck in the trash as Officer Dave Clark and George Moncilovich look on. 6. Devoted members of the Conrad Birdie Fan Club preface yet another act with a chorus of " We Love You, Conrad. " Summer Musical TheVHS Social Gazette reports... Clad in elegant evening attire, the first guests arrived at 8 p.m. on the evening of December 10. After checking their wraps, couples were graciously greeted by the Student Council Reception Committee. The romantic North B alcony, festivally transformed in honor of the occasion, was the setting for the long-anticipated evening of ‘‘Christmas Nostalgia.” Amid seasonal snowflakes and holiday wall murals, dancing pairs twirled to the strains of " Horace Monster. " This energetic rock group highlighted the evening with their flashy routine. Another social item includes the nocturnal activities of February 26. Alighting from snow-covered cars, over 250 laughing couples hurried across the icy parking lot as quickly as platforms would allow. Sponsored by V-Teens, the King of Hearts Dance was an enormous success this year, and raised $600 for the Heart Fund. After brushing snowflakes from gowns and coiffures, pairs were ushered into the ballroom for an enchanting evening of “Love Among the Stars.” V-Teen members served refreshments to parched dancers, and our roving reporter was on hand to overhear this sparkling punch-bowl conversation: " Chit-chat, chit-chat, chit-chat, JOKE! " “Ha-ha-ha. . . " " Chit-chatter, straight line.” Soon it was time for the coronation. King-elect, Fred Koberna, received a commerative crown and scepter while members of the court looked on. As the hour grew late and couples reluctantly took their departure, it was generally agreed that, " A good time was had by all.” 1. ' ' Love Among the Stars " sets the mood for Kay Cooley and Rich Simone as they take time out to search the wall for their star. 2. As the newly crowned King of Hearts, Fred Koberna presides over dance activities. 3. Not to be outdone by Alice Cooper, a member of the group " Horace Monster " swings from the ceiling at the Christmas Dance. 4. Letting go of all inhibitions, Mary Beth Hall and a record-breaking King of Hearts crowd enjoy the sound of " Freeway.” 5. While the band takes a short break, Sue Bihlman and Andy Upton pause to inspect holiday decorations. Concerts Convos VHS’ Greatest Show on Earth And now ladies and gentlemen: Pre-e-e-senting in the center ring — the VHS " A " and " B” Bands! To your left, the Ball State Folk Repertoire, and on your right, the Concert Choir. Look right this way as all three groups show off their tremendous talent. Those colorful folk dancers whose talented little feet have floated down from heaven to light upon our stage are just one example of the many crowd-pleasing convocations available within the confines of the VHS auditorium. And now, before your very eyes, the Symphonic Band will present it’s star-studded program, featuring two guest soloists and the superb direction of Col. Dale Harpham and Mr. Robert Miller. Hark! Do I hear the Hallelujah Chorus? Yes, folks, I do believe that that warbling beauty is the Concert Choir. (drum roll) Attention, ladies and gents, it’s the glittering finale you’ve all been waiting for! With a tear in your eye and a hand over your heart, listen as the band plays an armed forces medley and a color guard of enlisted men presents Old Glory herself. Kind of makes me think of fried chicken, apple pie and the Fourth of July, folks. Let’s hear it for the VHS entertainment extravaganza! 1. In his second annual appearance as guest conductor at VHS, Col. Dale Harpham leads the " A " Band in a special Marine Band arrangement. 2. To set the mood for " Pink Panther " , the Jazz Ensemble’s brass section dons overcoats during their first concert for the public. 3. During their annual Yuletide concert, " A” choir members prepare to spread a little holiday cheer with a medley of Christmas songs. 4. Prior to their night performance for the community, members of the Ball State Folk Dance Repertoire appear before the VHS student body. 5. Providing students with a one-hour break from classes, Sandy Telschow and Denise Bohlman perform " Corner of the Sky” during the Folk- Pop Convocation. Concerts Convos Much better than Sominex and cheaper than a shrink Do you lie awake at night, racking your brain for the name of someone, anyone, who talks to " strange, singing boxes? " Have you chewed your nails to the quick as you wonder what has the capacity to " roar the roar of an angry hamburger?” How many times have you paced the floor debating whether the tooth fairy " has two arms, two legs, a mustache, and a pair of pajamas just like Daddy wears? " For the answers to these, and other questions, you should have tuned into April Antics ' 77. Had you attended this year ' s show on April 16 or 17, you would not be suffering these fits of insomnia now. You would no longer need to worry about tattered finger nails, nor the path you ' ve worn into the new linoleum with your frenzied wandering. April Antics ' ll did, however, provide the audience with more than just the answers to the above questions. The show, directed by Mrs. Alice Noble, featured 14 acts in all, which included song and dance numbers, a circus collage, and more comedy routines. In contrast to other years, April Antics ' ll did not have a set theme. Directors felt that Broadway flash and glittery gimmicks were not necessary, as the show was made up of enough pure talent to stand on its own two feet. 1. In an imitation of the Andrews sisters, Denise Bolman, Stacie Fisch, and Lisa Benda belt out " Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy. " 2. While discussing the fine points of milking a cow, Wesley Webb gives Dave Clark and Carol Hawkins an enthusiastic demonstration. 3. " His mouth was an onion, ringed round the edges with catsup, his eyes were pickle slices, and he had no nose,” says Pat Holloway during his Burger Creature monologue. 4. Newcomer to VHS, Leanne Grant makes her debut with Melissa Manchester’s " Party Music.” 5. While trying to catch their breaths, Jeff Roscoe, Michelle McGaffic, Marilee Lindemann, and Jim Moyer strike the final pose of " Money, Money.” 6. Assisted by Mike Gollando, Larry Tucker tells Mike Collands about his boxing career. 7. Utilizing both trumpet and flugle horn, Matt Johnson performs " Fire and Rain. " April Antics ■ Off we go intothe wild, blue., .pool? 7:30 p.m.: “Attention, ladies and gentlemen, this is your pilot speaking. Fasten your seat belts and prepare for takeoff. Your Aqua World ' 77 jet will soon be embarking on a journey to twelve foreign countries. Prepare yourselves for a few unexpected events and the chance to dabble in foreign cultures on our two- hour trip around the world. Two hours, you say? Yes, it is possible with the help of your imagination. “Just sit back, relax, and let your hosts, the Aquanauts, take you on a journey through international sights and sounds. Your head stewardess for the evening is Mrs. Marsha Petro. Even though she ' s new at the job. I ' m sure she’ll make your trip enjoyable. " Visibility on this fine April evening is limitless — and a lovely way to capture the beauty of all the countries we will be visiting. Our first stop is Ireland, where we’ll visit the lush, green land of leprechauns and shamrocks. 8:00 p.m.: “Well, folks, wasn’t Munich’s Oktoberfest fun? (hiccup). Ahem, we ' re now landing in the jungles of darkest Africa. Watch out for the ape — he looks vicious. 9:00 p.m.: “Good evening! I almost froze to death back there in Antarctica, even though I did like all those penguins splashing around. We ' ll soon be warming up at the bullfights in Mexico, where we’ll make our last stop before returning home. 9:30 p.m.: “Welcome home, ladies and gentlemen. Believe it or not, the twinkling lights you see below us belong to Chicago. We ll be landing shortly at O’Hare Field. Fasten your seat belts and prepare for landing. And thank you for flying Aqua World ' ll.” 1. In preparation for a chilly number from Ant- arctica, penguin Lori Lethen dabs greasepaint on fellow freshman Kim Simon. 2. As part of an on-deck routine, Patty Shiek, Denise Kendrick, and Sonia Sison perform a Phi- lippine folk dance featuring balancing glasses. 3. In a farewell to Austria and its national sym- bol, the edelweiss, Carole Nelson and Glenn Hartman strike a final pose. 4. Going out in a blaze of glory, the Aquanauts stage a salute to the lights of Chicago as the finale for their show. Watershow r Under the moon, down to the wire “Here are your announcements. Pep Club meets today in Lecture A . . . Post-prom tickets are on sale in the office for $18 per couple . . . The 1977 Prom may be cancelled due to lack of interest.” This startling announcement shocked the VHS student body into action. No longer apathetic, the juniors began to put in longer and harder hours, with some students laboring into the wee hours of the morning. The week before Prom was absolutely frantic, with kids work- ing right up to the last minute. But on May 20, when over 240 couples found themselves “Under a Tropical Moon,” they were pleasantly surprised to see how well things had turned out. The " island” was an ex- otic place, complete with sandy beaches, cascading waterfalls, and lush green plants everywhere. The climate in the gym was indeed “tropical,” as temperatures during the day had soared to 93 degrees. The low, false ceiling added to the heat, and dancers began to wish the ocean murals were real enough to provide a bit of cooling spray. “Chameleon” played on, and boys re- moved tux jackets, while their dates took off shoes and wilting flowers. At 11:30 prom-goers hastil y gath- ered up their paraphernalia and hurried to the V.U. Student Union for the traditional post-Prom ac- tivities. Upon arrival, couples were welcomed aboard the seaworthy “Delta Queen.” It seemed that this luxury showboat had been thoroughly modernized, except for the faculty air conditioning, which provided more authentic Southern heat. Stu- dents passed the hours eating a leisurely dinner, dancing, having portraits sketched, and bowling, as well as playing pool, and pin ball. As the sun once again prepared to do its famous sizzle number, weary students dragged themselves off to bed. After catching a few short winks, kids packed their gear for the annual day-after excursions to nearby recreational areas. V 1. Bob Dorroll and Mary Harrington try out new dance steps as they get down to the music of " Chameleon.” 2. Technological advances are in evidence at Post Prom as Scott Rheinhertz and Jim Wie ncken engage in an electronic game of ping pong while Melanie Taylor looks on. 3. A secluded booth on the lower deck of " A Mississippi Riverboat " gives Jim Smith, Steve Clauss, Kim Nuppnau, Beth Vondran, and Mark Buckley a chance to relax and socialize. 4. Minus dress shoes and tie, Chris Wood and Terri Schroeder give up on formalities as they depart from Prom after three heated hours of dancing. 5. Oblivious to heights and humidity, junior Kay Cooley attaches crepe paper streamers to the suspended wire ceiling. 6. Prepared to down her opponent, Kathy Nelson displays skill and concentration as she shoots pool at the V.U. Union. 7. Prom couples take a moment to ward off the effects of the unusally warm May evening with punch and cookies. Prom Graduation — 31 It all piles up on you at once. Between — last minute English projects, preparations for prom, plans for senior skip day, and cramming for the econ exam, you scarcely have time to think. Those last few fran- tic days are absolutely chaotic, and it’s no wonder the fact that gradu- ation is rapidly approaching hasn’t quite sunk in yet. For 12 years you’ve been waiting for it to happen, yet now that it’s so close it seems to have caught you by surprise. ‘‘I can’t wait to get out of here!” you exclaim, but in the back of your mind you ' re thinking it must be impossible that three years have passed since, as a con- fused sophomore, you got lost on the way to the cafeteria and spent the entire lunch hour roaming the halls. When you go to B-116 to receive your cap and gown on May 27, you realize that the time is drawing near. You pose for the senior group picture on Wednesday, then hurry to Baccalaureate practice Friday morning. But when June 8 finally arrives, and you are walking across the gym floor, about to receive that signifi- cant piece of paper, it hits you, as if for the first time, “I’m a senior. I’m graduating! And you and the rest of the class of ' 77 know that the years of spelling bees, algebra exams, and Driver’s Ed classes are really over. 1. Officially graduated members of the Class of ' 77 react to the closing words of the ceremony. 2. With the trauma and excitement of June 8 behind her, Sylvia Noneff takes time out for a hug and a smile of relief. 3. Since being a homeroom teacher sometimes means more than passing out forms and notices, Mrs. Alice Noble comes to the aid of an anxious graduate. 4. Prior to the start of graduation ceremonies, valedictorian Mary Jean Vorwald and salutatorian John Holcomb give their speeches a last mental run- through. it’s over? ■H I . V What do you mean — f dent body.” but no matter how they're described, it’s hard to overlook the influence of organizations on VHS students. Go to a dance, and it’s a club that has spent the long hours getting ready for the big event. Grab a cooker ie at a bake sale, and rest assured that your ten cents will go a long way toward financing some group's next project. Take a break in the Student Lounge, and remember that it was a club that f got all of that interesting red furniture for you to lounge around on. f Though the number fluctuates some every year, there are approximately f 20 extra-curricular organizations available to VHS students. Some of the clubs are old and steeped in tradition — but still popular and going strong. Others are brand new and vigorously going about the business of getting organized. and still others are engaged in an annual struggle to keep going. "To join or not to join" is the question of the anxious sophomore gazing at the club offerings listed in the student handbook. It seems that no sooner has he learned to cope with upperclassmen trying to sell him elevator tickets that he must sort out his likes, dislikes, and aspirations to see which if any club is for him. Is he V athletic? Outdoorish? or is he a she? Whatever. VHS clubs aim to please. and. judging from their continued support, manage to do a fairly good job.1. 1. VICE (Health) — Front Row: Sharon Lorenz, Laura Walsh, Pat Jankowski, Sue Schnick Second Row: Bev Clennon, Candy Borth, Debbie Lindburg, Mrs. Doris Hildreth, sponsor. Third Row: Sue Gram, Carol Fitzsimmons, Sherrie Collins. Annette Burg, Judy Harris, Jane Hardesty, Joanne Nolan, Debbie Clause. Back Row: Paul Vondrasek, Gail McConnachi, Lori Bain, Micki Hreha, Phyllis Glasser. 2. VICA — Front Row: Ron Aytes, Chad Elliott, Jeff Zulich, Terry Nicewinner, Herman Staley, Dwayne Smith. Second Row: Mr. Shelly Hugus, sponsor; Fred Ehrastein, Leif Nelissen, Bruce Potee, Mark Merle, Tom Cloyd. Back Row: Bob Anderson, Rick Eichelberg, Steve Hurley, Bob King. 3. VICA (Drafting) — Front Row: Jeannie Shroka, Chris Huang, Paula Sibo. Second Row: Dana Downing, Shannon Kingsbury, Stan Steffel, Jim Darrogh, Bob Garmon. Third Row: Brian Stankey, Mike Fitzpatrick, Craig Cassidy, Butch Peterson, Scott Wimer. Back Row: Mr. Frank Horvath, Brian Meyers, Rick Blossom, Steve Johnson, Dave Ransom, Don Rashke. 4. A participant in Distributive Education ' s on the job program, Cindy Robinson practices selling techniques on a Merle Norman customer. 34 — VICA DECA 1. DECA - Front Row: Mike Martin, Mark Errichello, Gail Miller, Julie Brown, Diane Conners, Paula Claussen, Greg Gallagher, Gary Smith Second Row: Mr. Steve Doak, sponsor; John Dougherty, Jerry Coffman, Becky Bradney, Laura Slingsby, Cindy Robinson, Brenda Cole. Gail Whitcomb Back Row: Rod Belasky, Todd Altomere. 2. VICA — Front Row: Dave McDowell, Rod Huber, Bruce Craig. Second Row: John Lasko, Tim Good. Bill Berry, Andy Watson, Rick Snow, Casey Cannon, Kurt Rothman, Mr. Bob Rhoda. Third Row: Rick Bisacky, Dennis Zeiters, Thomas Whitcomb, Rich White, Tim Hampton, Ben Garpow, Mike Stalbaum, Bob Carden. Back Row: John Eckert, Tom Strehler, Kerry Higgins, Barry Magyar. Young players compete, pass Go The purpose of Monopoly is to own the most property and still have the most money. When playing the game of Risk, the object is to conquer as much land as possible. In chess, one is suppose to outflank his opponent in or- der to capture the King, and when play- ing Scrabble one tries to think of words that will get him the most points. All of these games have separate purposes, each de- termined by the type of game it is. Yet when people get together to play these games, only one motive ex- ists — the desire to win. At VHS there are clubs that thrive on purpose alone. Like games, each one has its own defined purpose and works to reach the goals it has set as a result of that purpose. Each club has its own set of rules and deals with different inter- ests and purposes, but they are united by a common bond — providing exper- iences that prepare students for the world outside of VHS. training in special interest areas in preparation for regional, state, and na- tional contests. But while training for goals close at hand, they also prepared themselves for careers in vocational or business areas ranging from architec- ture to marketing and distribution. In keeping with tradition, VICA mem- bers sponsored a sock-hop and the third-annual Faculty — VICA basketball game, while DECA members continued to sponsor sock-hops to raise money for contests and activities such as the employer-employee ban- quet. VICA architecture in- troduced a new fund-raising idea by offering a design service which set no fees, and asked only for dona- tions. At the Skills Olympics VICA members participated in various trade categories of their choice and were judged on (con’t.) 3. As part of his Machine Shop class, VICA member Rick Eichelberg begins shaping the head for a meat tenderizer. Like squirrels gathering nuts in the fall. VICA and DECA members acquired VICA 1. OEA — Front Row: Jayne Strikwerda, treas; Pat Stipp. Liz Koch, Kathy Zorick, treas.: Judy King, sec Second Row: Mrs. Cynthia Stalbaum, sponsor; Sally Stoltz, Belinda Robinson, Pam Cheek, v. pres.; Crystal Klitzka. hist.; Sue Parkes, Debbie Ikeda, Tammy Mc Knight Third Row: Beth Kepley, Lynne Howard, pres.; Sylvia Noneft. pres.; Deb Hardel, Carolyn Galloway, Tracy Russell, hist.; Bridgett Ross. Back Row: Penny Gorub, Diane Bubish, Karen Miller, Laura Rasch. 2. To allow the basketball team to more closely analyze its plays, Quest volunteer Ken Evans videotapes the game for future viewing. 3. Using large cutout shapes as examples, cadet teacher Patty Cotton helps her students learn to identify positive shapes. Silversmiths tarnish, idea doesn’t the bases of skill, neatness, and preci- sion. The Olympics involved competi- tion on every level — local, regional, state, and national — with only the best in each division moving on DECA members entered competitive events in the District One Career Development Conference where they competed in areas such as sales demon- stration, window display, and public speaking. In the old days when a boy wanted to learn a trade he left home to work as an ap- prentice for four years. During those years he gained knowledge of his cho- sen trade through both instruction and experience. But with the development of Office Education Association (OEA), Future Educators oin Action (FEA), and Quest, VHS students no longer have to leave their families in order to find out about an area of interest. Instead of merely reading about the tricks of the trade, OEA members ac- quired actual experience in secretarial skills by working in an office atmosphere and performing jobs that secretaries per- form. Sponsoring bake sales, typing for the Ben Franklin newspaper, and or- ganizing a yard sale added to their experiences while rais- ing funds to send girls to the office skills contest held on February 12 at the Gary Career Center. To break away from the clerical routine, the group took an after-school field trip in the spring. (con’t.) OEA FEA Quest 1. To facilitate in-school message delivery, Cheryl Jackson and Melanie Taylor look-up students ' schedules and prepare notes for first-hour delivery. 2. FEA — Front Row: Linda Henney, Melissa Steever, Terri Lynn Schroeder, Ronda Hayes, Donna Raymond. Second Row: Carol Mitchell. Sue Taylor, Greg Kenworthy. Third Row: Margo Woodruff, Lynn Myrzlak, Carol Stempora, Karol Bailey, Kathy Stone, Terri Barnhart, Apryl Butt, Harold Heinrich. Back Row: Mike Lipp. Frank Rabey. Tim Watt, Shawn Reynolds, Pam Hutton, Matt Nagel. Don Maiers. Mr. Don Dick, sponsor. 3. As part of her cadet teaching duties at Banta School, Laura Walsh demonstrates to her pupils how to tie a shoe. OEA FEA Quest — 37 1 QUILL AND SCROLL — Front Row: Stacie Fisch, Mike Giacobbe, Marilee Lindemann, Nancy Jennings, Lynne Howard, Lisa Keegan, Kathy Newland, Anne Gilmore. Second Row: Brenda Heaster, Sue Taylor, Ronda Hayes. Karen Miller, Elmer Field, Ann Granberry, Linda Peterson, Miss Gloria Arvay, sponsor Back Row: John Kelley, Jennie Dickey, Shirley Cook, Kara Moseley, Theresa Brown. 2. Though swamped with duties stemming from Carnation Day, NHS member Mary Jean Vorwald takes time out to arrange flowers for students absent on delivery day. 3. On a break during a rehearsal for " Dames at Sea, " Thespian Dave Clark strikes a relaxed pose against the makeshift battleship. 38 — Honoraries Stand outs pass out, put out, poop out At the same time FEA members were able to find out more about teaching by listening to experienced teachers and talking to college students about the profession. They also visited Lowell in order to see another school and to get an idea of how a different educational system operates. Quest members also gained exper- ience in various skills, but they had a chance to do even more, since they learned how to work with people. By giving up their study halls to work in the bookstore, Learning Center, main office, and individual classrooms, they were able to add their ability to work with people to their ability to perform clerical skills. In college football it ' s the Heisman trophy, in the Army it’s the Purple Heart, and in the recording industry it’s the coveted Grammy award. But high school also has several ways of recognizing outstanding students — for those who excel in academics, dra- ma, or journalism there is the National Honor Society (NHS), Thespians, or Quill and Scroll. The rigid standards of the organiza- tion didn’t change any, but the number of new NHS members reached a peak due to the exceptionally large number of juniors who met the qualifications. The larger group came in handy, how- ever, as NHS once again undertook the sweet-smelling but challenging ordeal of Carnation Day in February. Each hour NHS flower volunteers scurried to classrooms delivering handfuls of red, yellow, white, and blue carnations within 60 minutes. As the pile of carnations dwindled, the NHS bank grew to the extent that the club added another service to its list. Be- sides financing their induction ceremo- ny for new members on February 28, NHS was also able, for the first time, to grant a scholarship to a deserving VHS senior. Meanwhile, prospective Thespian members struggled with their past work records in an effort to chalk up as many drama ac- tivities as possible toward the accumulation of ten cru- cial Thespian points. Though seemingly minimal by name, these ten po ints represent- ed 200 hours of theatre and production work. After the points were totaled and the members declared, the group set out to expand its knowledge of the theatre by attend- ing shows in Chicago. Members also helped others to experience the drama by putting on a puppet show for grade school students and helping needy people attend VHS plays. (con’t.) 1 NHS — Front Row: Amy Brockopp. Gay Griffin, Lisa Glynn, Peg Witmer, Rhonda El-Naggar. Don Maiers. treas.; Marilee Lindemann. sec.; Michele McGaffic, pres.; Fred Kendall, v.pres.; Kathy McKibben, Carol Rough, Tina Pullins, Karen Marencik, Beth Vondran, Jill Bell Second Row: Becky Balko, Kathy Newland, Penny Tirschman, Stacie Fisch, Ann Granberry, Karen Brophy, Carrie Wehling, Becky Tabor, Lisa Zoss, Yanna latridis, Kathy Nelson. Anne Giomore. Kathy Boehringer, Lee Youngjohn, Karen Miller, Becky Hiller. Third Row: Robert Rasch, Carol Griffin, Craig Bixl er, Steve Garrison, Linda Ellis, Pam Hans, Carolyn Galloway, Jean Rosscup, Marge Manago. Virginia Cook, Tina Back, Tom Mitchell, Kathy Krebs. Chris Buis, Sue Lawrence, Mark Harbold. Fourth Row: Jim Moyer, Mary Lou Principe. Jodi Mitchel. Mary Jean Vorwald, Kara Moseley, Jeanne Kauffman, Becky Rast. Sue Poncher, Jennifer Walker, Barb Kilgour, Lindsay Koenig, Todd Evans, Bill Koback, Chuck Meyers, Mike Chez. Brenda Dorward. Back Row: Tim Sheerer. Mark Ritter, Tom Black, Mark Lasky, Martin Mucciarone, Doug Peterson, Gary Goodman, Mark Lee, Phil Hazlett, Randy Robinson, Jeff Smith, Mark Buckley, Fred Koberna, Dave Wegrzyn, Chuck Oliver. 2 THESPIANS — Front Row: Jean Stelling, Karen Miller, Becky Hiller, Lynn Herr, Brad Farrington Back Row: Jennifer Walker, Lee Youngjohn, Lisa Zoss. Marilee Lindemann, Jeff Roscoe. Honoraries 39 STUDENT COUNCIL — Front Row: Michele Moser, Margaret Kendall, Dave Wegrzyn, Carol Campbell. Mike Chez, Larry Tucker, Willie King, Kevin Brophy, Lorri Lemmons. Second Row: Becky Hiller, Debbie Ikeda. Sharon Inches, Nancy Dixon, Johanna Head, Steve Garrison, Lauralyn Bengel, Jo Beth Madsen. Jan Chrustowski, Bekki Evans, Carol Stempora, Bridget Bartelmo. Third Row: Robin Rumford, Becky Tabor, Jan Pearson, Sue Poncher, Yanna latridis, Kathy McKibben, Lori Courteau, Ruth Bihlman, Janet Koberna, Karen Brophy, Kelly West, Paulette Tucker. Fourth Row: Terri Barnhart, Anne Gilmore, Kellie Murphy, Carol Bannec, Donna North, Sue Lawrence, Shannon Murphy, Jackie Geller. Denice Lambert, Rhonda El-Naggar, Beth Vondran, Allison Rush, Mary Vondran. BACK ROW: Kathy Gee, Peggy Potucek, Jan Lohmeyer, Kara Mosley, Don Maiers, Phil Hazlett, Brett Trowbridge, John Verde, Fred Pittman, Tom Pedavoli, Mike Malackowski, Marc Miller, Tina Arndt. 40 — Student Council Student Faculty Senate Bands get bumped for superstars As energy-draining deadlines si- phoned both the concern and nerves of Valenian and News Bureau staff members, the Spring Awards Banquet and Workshop Scholarship Fund drained the money these Quill and Scroll members earned through bake sales. By sending budding journalists to summer workshops at universities and also attending mini workshops in the spring, the organization strove to in- crease its membership. No one thought it could be done, but after months of hard work and negotiation, the Student Council staged the greatest musical ex- travaganza since Woodstock in the North Balcony on Feb- ruary 18. Recording stars like Earth Wind and Fire, the Beatles, and Stevie Wonder were all there belt- ing out their hits while VHS students danced to those sounds that had made the stars famous. Just how did Student Council ac- complish the tremendous feat of get- ting all these superstars together un- der one roof? The answer is the first disco sockhop in the history of VHS. Response to this ear-splitting depar- ture from the traditional sockhop was so enthusiastic that the council sponsored a second and more elabo- rate disco in April. Both featured col- ored lights, non-stop music, and the disc-jockey talents of Mr. Mike Kuc- sera. As students piled into the discos, the Student Council’s funds began to pick up as well. Proceeds from the sock- hops and the Children’s Film Festival in November went toward financing the annual Christmas Dance and sending next year’s officers to a stu- dent government workshop. Even after these financially draining projects, the coun- cil was able to leave some money for future use. Though theoretically the ombudsman of VHS, the Student-Faculty Senate found itself with little to do this year as only one complaint was filed. Member Larry Tucker said he thought the prob- lem was that students had a miscon- ception of the Senate. Finding instead duties more pleasant than problem solving, the Senate pre- sented a Student-Faculty Senate Award to the Drama Club for its service to the community. STUDENT-FACULTY SENATE — Front Row: Mr. Paul Miller. Alison Rush, Cindy Reavis, Jan Lohmeyer, Mary Jean Vorwald, Yanna latridis, Kevin Brophy. Back Row: Linda Ellis. Ruth Bihlman. Marianne Moore, Mike Chez, Mrs. Kitty Clark, Miss Margaret Phillips, Mrs. Marcy Tomes, Mr. Martin Miller. Mrs. Jean Heckman, Don Maiers, Mr. Ben Austin, Mark Lee, Peggy Potucek, Mrs. Lenore Hoffman. Larry Tucker. 1. The unsung hero of VHS ' s disco dance craze, former disc jockey Mr. Mike Kucsera mans the platter station at Student Council ' s first disco sock hop. 2. In a temporary regression to childhood, Student Council Vice President Larry Tucker sets up decorations for the Christmas Dance. 3. To help illustrate the " Christmas Nostalgia’’ dance theme, Mark Buckley paints the background mural for a three- dimensional window. 4. Reviving Student Council funds as well as student interest in sockhops, the loud and lighted disco dance floor packs-in crowds — without the traditional live band. Student Council Student Faculty Senate — 41 1. In preparation for an upcoming speech meet, team members Lisa Zoss and Lee Youngjohn run through their dramatic interpretation entry. 2. During the intermission of a four hour performance of Handell ' s Messiah”, Mark Collier, Greg Beach and other foreign Language Club members gather at sponsor Bonnie Weber ' s house for a Spanish dinner. 3 SPEECH TEAM — Front Row: Jennifer Walker, Lee Youngjohn, Lisa Zoss. Second Row: Lynn Herr, Brian Steckier. Back Row: Lee Shier, Debbie Shueler. 4 FOREIGN LANGUAGE CLUB OFFICERS: Chris Krodel, Linda Ellis, Sara Ramirez, sponsor Mrs. Bonnie Weber. 5. FOREIGN LANGUAGE CLUB — Front Row: Kathy Claesgens, Jackie Sacks, Andy McNamara, Lee Youngjohn, Pamm Morrone, Linda Peterson, Ann Granberry, Lori Evans, Chris Kroedel. SECOND ROW: June Shultz, Brad Farrington, Bill Lucadas, Eric Lee, Jeff Hicks, Brian Sinclair, Helene Clabe, Nicki Platt, Linda Ellis, Mrs. Bonnie Weber, Sponsor. Back Row: Mark Collier, Tom Gollando, Sarah Rameros, Cathy Emmans, Valerie Hause, Julie Ortega, Donna Droege. k ,! F. FA! Foregin Language Speech Team Open mouths find Think back for a minute to when you were a really little kid with nothing par- ticularly heavy on your mind. Remem- ber what it was like then — all the things you used to do just for kicks? Remember when you used to play dress up and Barbies and house and doctor and army . . . ? Well, basically, you haven’t changed much since you were a little kid. Don’t you still have a good time just doing something for the heck of it? Sure, you do, which is probably a pret- ty good explanation as to why clubs who cater to those moods continue to grow in popularity at VHS — because sometimes you want to join a club that is just for fun. For its first venture in in- ternational exploration, the culture- thirsty Foreign Language Club attend- ed a Mexican dance group’s perfor- mance of Ballet Folklorico and ate at the Mexican restaurant Lucitas in Chi- cago. Moving on to other cultures, club members viewed the movie ‘‘Mes siah,” traveled to Germantown in Chi- cago, and saw the French film ‘‘Cousin, Cousine.” In addition to dabbling in different cultures and getting a taste of foreign food and lifestyles, club members worked on organizing the Foreign Lan- guage Club so that they could keep calling in clubs track of monthly activities. The adop- tion of a constitution, an activity calen- dar, and the election of club officers was intended to provide a strong back- bone for the club as well as to attract new members. Though great orators have come and gone, the tongue-twisting rigors they endured still live on with the help of the VHS Speech Team. As sponsor of this newly-formed group, Mrs. Alice Noble helped the members practice speech techniques and acted as their pep emissary at speech meets. On four Saturday morn- ings during the year, Speech Team members awoke bright and early to compete in events ranging from poet- ry reading to impromptu. Conquering the raspy voices and tired eyes that come with morning shock — not to mention the butterflies swarm- ing in their stomachs — the speech enthusiasts went ahead to collect indi- vidual first-place marks, though the team itself never received first-place overall. Sponsor Alice Noble attributed this to inexperience. People who go on the Gong Show don’t get overly upset when they hear the loud bong which signals the often- unplanned end to their act. It’s all in good fun, and hopefully no one (con’t.) Foreign Language Speech Team 1. Positioned for the rebound, Dave Vass watches as Paul Kohlhoff leaves the floor to block Troy Albert ' s jump shot. 2. Leaping to prevent completion of a long bomb, flag footballer Dave Burge attempts to block his opponent ' s pass. 3. Soon after a fastbreak, Randy Robinson shoots a layup good for two easy points. Intramurals 1. Winners in the intramural ten- nis tournament, Kathy Krebs and Paul Baepler display the trophies they received. 2 . On the alert for an attempted score, goalie Kelly Husarik positions himself for the block. 3. With her opponent rushing the net, Chris Evans drops her lob in the back court for a winner. Non-jocks wage year-long ' gong ' war goes away with hurt feelings. This philosophy of sheepish grins and better-luck-nest-times in the face of defeat is similar to the principles un- derlying the VHS Intramurals program, in which being a jock is no pre-requisite to working up a sweat on the athletic field. Because of a greatly expanded pro- gram, more students got into intramural action this year. The enlarged program offered ten activities in four different “seasons” — fall, winter, early spring, and late spring. Another addition was the appointment of Mr. Virgil Sweet as director of intra- murals. If anyone was pleased with the rath- er large amount of snow dumped on northwest Indiana this winter, he was probably a skier — or a thermal blan- ket salesman. The availability of excel- lent conditions was no doubt partially responsible for the success of the in- tramural skiing program. Over 80 stu- dents participated in this rough-and- tumble activity, which included lessons at the Pines Ski Lodge and a one-day excursion to Cannonsburg, Michigan. For those who preferred athletic ac- tivity in a somewhat warmer environ- ment, boys’ water polo presented itself as an alternative via the intramuarals program. Under the direction of Mr. Skip Bird, 24 hard-hitting boys partici- pated in a round-robin tournament in the VHS pool. Because of the tremendous popular- ity of intramural tennis, it was offered twice this year, in the fall along with new- comer boys’ flag football and girls’ softball, and again in the late spring with an- other newcomer, girls’ vol- leyball. Many journeys have gone down in history as truly great accom- plishments. Some depended on ships or planes for their voyages while others were carefully plodded out on foot. Among these mighty feats are the Louis and Clarke expeditions, Charles Lindberg’s solo flight to Paris, Colum- bus ' search for America. Another phe- nomenal journey made its mark on the world as the Aquanauts presented this year’s watershow, Aqua World ' ll . Un- der the novice direction of Mrs. (con’t.) Intramurals 1. VTO — Front Row: Judy Rooney, Barb Lines, Erin Murray, Karol Bailey Second Row: Mary Jean Vorwald, Linda Ellis, Sue Lawrence, Karen Bailey, Patty Lyon, Back Row: Karen Ives, Becky Keller, Margaret Kendall. Kathy Krebs. 2. Prior to the meet, girls’ swim coach Ann Davies gives final instructions to statistician Sandy Agee. Tour outdoes Concorde, Cousteau Marsha Petro, this water-loving group of stars took their audience to 13 coun- tries, ranging from Africa and Austria to the United States. The splashing tour was conducted from an imaginary airplane piloted by Tom Mitchell, who narrat- ed the show and warned passengers of the hair-rais- ing adventures they could expect along the way. The world-wide tour al- most never got off the ground (or into the water), because throughout most of the first semester the rarin ' -to-go Aquanauts were caught high and dry without a sponsor. Just when it looked like the watershow might be washed up, Mrs. Marsha Pe- tro volunteered to take over and dove right into the show’s production. Re- hearsals got underway after tryouts in January, and from then on it was a matter of organizing, practicing, and putting all the aspects of the show to- gether in time for the late-April perfor- mance dates. Keeping in step with the times, members of the Val- paraiso Timing Organization (VTO) pressed their stop- watches and kept track of statistics for all boys’ home swim meets. During the sea- son, members helped relax the water-weary athletes with encour- aging words and bellowing cheers. When the season ended and the last event had been timed, the clock- watchers relaxed at a party with swim team members and gave their rusty fingers a chance to refuel. 46 — Aquanants VTO 1. A three-year member of VTO, Mary Jean Vorwald announces results at a Viking swim meet. 2. AQUANAUTS — Front Row: Denise Kendrick, Linda Gast, Sue Graham, Kim Moser, Susan Roberts, Karen Bailey. Second Row: Joanne Helms, Jenny Izydorek, Melissa Steeves, Sonya Sison, Sandy Kopczak, Karol Bailey, Jackie Warwick. Back Row: Mrs. Marsha Retro, sponsor; Jeannine Kauffman, Carole Nelson, Michele Moser, Jill Dommermuth, Patty Shiek, Jeanine Choker, Tony Hackett. 3. During a dress rehearsal for the Aquanauts ' annual watershow, Lisa Mitchell and sponsor Mrs. Marsha Petro make final adjustments to Sue Graham’s costume. 4. To provide a back-up for the electronic timing equipment, Kelly Husarik keeps an intent eye on his stopwatch. Aquanauts V T 0 1. PEP CLUB — Front Row: Kathy McKibben. Terri Schroeder, Debbie Ikeda, Laura Huck, Beth Vondran, Kristin Manatrey. Roberta Haflin, Debbie Marasco, Terri Barnhart, Second Row: Jodi Mitchell, Nancy Jennings, Laurie Lemmons, Lisa Giacobbe, Christie Evans, Paulette Tucker, Robin Rumford, Nancy Oliver, Dianne Stankey, Karen Lomas. Third Row: Ellen McCord, Linda Brown, Tammy Montgomery, Carrie Houston, Penny Tirschman, Leslie Higgins, Jan Lohmeyer, Donna Raymond, Linda Parker, Carol Stempora, Michele McGaffic, Karen Brophy, Tina Johnson, Kim Nuppnau, Sue Potis. Fourth Row: Linda Peterson, Cheryl Jackson, Tena Arndt, Sherry Cole, Nancy Dixon. Mary Vondran, Kelley West, Sharon Inches. Carol Hofferth, Johana Head, Lori West, Debbie Langer, Amy Brockopp, Cindy Reavis, Missy Bivens, Sue Niland Fifth Row: Kathy Newland, Becky Balko, Lori Courteau, Rhonda El-Naggar, Barb Raber, Linda Henney, Jamie Hreha, Jill Dommermuth, Sue Lawrence, Janet Koberna, Beth Keply, Barb Goodrich, Alison Rush, Cyndi Huseman, Jill Bell, Valerie Haws, Donna Downing, Ann Granberry. Back Row: Laura Lynn Bengel, Mary Karcher, Caroline Dupes. Margie Manago, Kim Koch, Nancy Clark, Cindy Rogers, Peggy Burkett, Mary Jean Vorwald, Shannon Murphy, Becky Rast, Aileen Buckley, Denice Lambert, Kellie Murphy, Mary Ann Moore, Jackie Geller, Jennie Dickey. 2. PEP CLUB OFFICERS — Front Row: Faith Marasco, pres.; Laura Huck, sec. Back Row: Beth Vondran, vice pres.; Kristin Manatrey, treasurer. 3. Willingly dedicating dedicating her time to decorating posters, Senior Nancy Jennings shapes the beginnings of a good luck cheer. Clashin ' is the fashion this year “Well, we ' re not exactly a service club . . . but we ' re not just a ' fun ' club either. We’re sort of somewhere in the middle, ya know?” Yeah, we know — from all the ques- tionnaires, interviews, and long pauses in conversation, we have figured out that some clubs are basically impossi- ble to classify as either hav- ing a purpose or being just for fun. They don’t choose one of the two and then con- centrate on promoting that one idea. The emphasis of these clubs, instead, is placed equally on fun and purpose — and on getting as many students as possible involved in their activities. Most clubs in this category sponsor ac- tivities designed to attract the atten- tion of “non-joiners” as well as " rahs " and active club members. They don’t care exactly how they get the atten- tion, as long as they get it. So regard- less of how strange some of the activi- ties seem, they set the wheels turning and invite students — and even teach- ers — to join in the fun. Any Vogue editor walking through the halls during the week of October 11-15 would have been dismayed to see teachers wearing their clothes in- side out, seniors dressing in polkadot shirts and plaid pants, ju- niors wearing black and blue, and sophomores wan- dering around in baby clothes. But what strangers might not have understood was that this rather bizarre bit of fashion was the prod- uct of Pep Club’s Spirit Week. It was a way to get the students and teachers to help psyche up the football players for the October 15 Merrillville game. Club members also had to promote school and team spirit for those (con’t.) Pep Club And some combine nl 1. As the weary milers stride around the bend, track sportheads Karen Brophy and Mary Karcher prepare to stretch yarn across the finish line. 2. To make up for time lost during the wrestlers ' rigorous training season, Pep Club members Lori Courteau and Beth Vondran cover Bob Dorroll ' s locker with a well-deserved supply of goodies. 3. In the crusade to promote school and team spirit, Pep Club member Nancy Oliver paints words of encouragement while Becky Balko looks on. Pep Club — 4 Cast makes waves with Dames games that didn ' t attract record- breaking crowds. With determination, they waded through crepe paper, streamers, balloons, posters, candy, and cookies until, in a matter of hours, lockers turned into sparkling good-luck cards and hall banners chanted every cheer imaginable. During half-time of the Plymouth game, Pep club- bers led fans in Senior Par- ent Night, honoring parents of senior football players. Then at sock hops after some home football and basketball games, they gath- ered with fellow students to celebrate victories or to make defeats a little ea- sier to bear. Behind every successful man there is a woman — and behind every success- ful VHS production there is a group of workers focusing their talents on the less dramatic aspects of theater. They work alongside the cast, using their imagination and creativity as tools to design and construct separate worlds of sight and sound to serve as a back- ground on which VHS’s budding Broad- way pavement-pounders can perform. This crucial union of cast and crew re- ceived a four-star role in Drama Club ' s fall production this year, as the ambitious group staged the full-scale musical spoof Dames at Sea. For nearly six weeks every evening after school this multi-talented troupe of ac- tors, musicians, and crew members literally holed themselves up in various corners of the auditorium to perfect the many facets of the intricate production. The show required the as- sistance of (con’t.) 1. With the batton lowered and his jaw firmly set, Tim Kennedy gives a final adjustment to the lights for ' Dames at Sea.” 2. After three successful benefit performances of " Dames at Sea,” Marilee Lindemann, Karen Miller, and director Mrs. Alice Noble present kidney patient Eddie Poisal and his mother with a check to help cover his medical expenses. 3. While the cast performs on stage, crew member Jennifer Walker waits for the cue to lower the backdrop. Drama Club Sound Light Crew 1. To alter the lighting effects on stage, Tom Brown slides a colored gel plate Into one of the boarderstrip lights. 2. DRAMA CLUB — Front Row: Jim Moyer, Ann Granberry, Mrs. Alice Noble, Jeff Roscoe, Marilee Lindemann, Linda Peterson, Bretta Wagner Second Row: Cindy Reavis, John Kelley, Cyndi Huseman, Karen Miller, Lee Youngjohn, Nicki Platt. Anna Meece, Jeff Hicks. Third Row Lori Welch, Lynn Herr, Carol Hawkins, Yanna latridis, Pat Schroeder, Jean Stelling, Lisa Zoss, Mike Harper, Barb Kilgore. Fourth Row: Lisa Benda, Debbie Marasco, Kathy Crebs, Karen Ives, Wes Webb, Tom Brown, Becky Hiller, Connie Martin, Mary Straka. Back Row: Stacie Fisch, Jennifer Walker, Debbie Julian, Carrie Powers, Carolyn Galloway. Brad Farrington, Dave Clark, Dave Russell, Sandy Agee. Lee Shirer, Lisa Giacobbe, Jan Chrustowski, Jo Beth Madison, Brian Steckler. 3. At the Drama Club retreat participants practiced basic skills of drama and dance. As a challenge to their dramatic and creative ability, Ty Welch, Lisa Zoss, and Joann Helms attempt to pantomime a bathroom during the weekend- long trip at Lake Webster, Indiana. Drama Club Sound Light Crew 1 V-TEENS — Front Row: Brenda Martin, Faith Marasco, Sherry Nisley, Donna Droege, Jill Bell, Patty Lyons, Lori West, Johanna Head, Terri Barnhart, Debbie Julian, Ellen McCord, Colleen Sanford, Lynn Allen, Sarah Schroeder. Second Row: Margie Manago, Sue Tredinnick. Becky Balko, Rhonda El-Naggar, Liz Koch. Judy Hodshire, Julie Copeland, Karen Brophy, Michele Wessel, Sharon Mead, Debbie Hendrickson, Lynn Herr, Raellen Ingram, Debbie Langer, Diane Grieger, Debbie Ikeda Third Row: Sue Lawrence, Boo Moore, Kellie Murphy, Amy Brockopp, Karen Bailey, Cindy Watts, Pam Hiener, Sue Niland, Kim Koch, Rose Potis, Lori Mann, Ann Granberry, Lisa Silhavy, Beth Newland, Shelly Valette, Karen Smith, Jeannine Kauffman. Back Row: Caroline Dupes, Donna Downing, Mary Karcher, Mrs. Lenore Hoffman, sponsor; Lori Grieger, Lori Courteau, Peggy Burkett, Cindy Rogers, Beth Vondran. 52 — YARC V-Teens Dogooders out-brownie Boy Scouts two specialists to handle the areas of music and choreography, in addition to the overall direction of club sponsor Mrs. Alice Noble. This team worked as professionals in every sense of the word, offering con- structive criticism to each other and dedicating their Veterans Day Holiday to sore feet, raspy voices, and drained minds as a result of day-long practices. During lunch breaks they per- formed for the McDonald- land crew while waiting for their food, then hurried back to the star-producing dungeon to rehearse lines, lyrics, and dance steps in knee- deep piles of hamburger wrappers. At the same time, crew members were busy building the makeshift theatre and ship background — scenery that would add a touch of realism to the imaginary world where song and dance filled the lives of sailors and their sweethearts. Through the years the classic story of the boy scout helping the feeble, gray-haired woman across the street has signified service at its height. But after the 1976-77 school year, the kind-hearted boy scout cound have been re- placed by V-Teen and YARC club members, since the stories of their good deeds were more than just myths. Both clubs initiated new activities this year in order to better serve the community and school, but the reasons for the im- provements differed. Because of bet- ter organization, V- Teens were able to provide a needy family with food at Thanksgiving, clean a crippled person’s home, and go Christmas caroling to (con’t.) 2. Due to the continued popularity of Apple Day, V-Teens members Rhonda El- Naggar and Peg Whitmer man the bake sale station for this profitable enterprise. 3. Despite postponement during the sub-zero weather, YARC’s pizza party for Opportunity Enterprise proves to be a welcome relief in March for YARC member Karol Bailey. 4. At the V-Teens ' annual King of Hearts Dance, program chairman Ellen McCord escorts candidate Chuck Oliver to the coronation platform. 5. To fulfill one of her duties as YARC president, Diane Bisacky welcomes Opportunity Enterprise guests at the Christmas dinner dance. 6 YARC — Front Row: Jill Bell, Beth Kepley, Linda Henney. Carrie Powers. Diane Bisacky Second Row: Stacie Fisch. Ann Gast. Karen Bailey. Michelle Gardin, Karol Bailey. Boo Moore. Mrs. Cathy Grove, sponsor. Third Row: Karen Hodurek, Ruth Shewan. April Peeler. Dave Lebryk. Back Row: Lori Evans. Chris Allen. YARC V-Teens 53 1. In honor of the 1976 Valenian’s Medalist award from the CSPA, a special treat awaits the arrival of sixth period and a proud, hungry Valenian staff. 2. Prior to the start of the daily staff meeting, sophomore John Kelley confers with Linda Peterson about a layout problem. 3. Amidst the confusion of an upcoming deadline, academics co-editor Ann Granberry makes her first diligent attempt to write captions under pressure. 4. With the first hints of spring in the air, three-year staffers Stacie Fisch, Lynne Howard, Marilee Lindemann, and Kathy Newland discuss ideas for the annual awards banquet with adviser Miss Gloria Arvay. -L iw 4 Valenian Vets, greenies survive . . . sort of shut-ins, in addition to their traditional activities. Deserts for Dads, King of Hearts Dance, and the Mother-daughter ban- quet. For YARC, however, the increase in the number of activities came with hav- ing more money raised through a sock-hop and pumpkin raffle. As a result, YARC members gave the adults at Opportunity Enter- prise a Pizza Party and a spring picnic, besides the Christmas, Halloween, and Valentine’s Day parties. Scientists and philosophers since the beginning of time have pondered the question of man’s limitations. Some thought that the top of Mt. Everest was just about the limit, while others were sure that landing man on the moon was as far as human capabilities could go. Yearbook staffs find themselves con- fronted with this question every year in their struggle to outdo their predeces- sors in the face of what seem at times to be overwhelming odds. This year ' s Valenian staff was no exception to this rule as members often wondered not if problems would rise, but which prob- lems would arise and how they would go about solving them. In the opening months of the 1976-77 school year, the staff already had one major obstacle to over- come. Due to an unexpected reduction in the amount of advertising allowed in the yearbook, the budget w ' as cut and Valenian staff- ers sought a way to produce a quality book with less money. Bold new styles of layout and copywriting were devel- oped to find an economic solution to the problem of how to surpass the pre- vious year’s book, which received a (con’t.) 1. To familarize herself with yearbook copywriting style, first-year staffer Karen Marencik leafs through outstanding yearbooks. 2. Seeking the solitude of the Valpost room. Bob Scott, sports co-editor, selects pictures for his layout. 3. VALENIAN STAFF — Front Row: Bob Scott, Shari Frazee. Shirley Cook, Karen Marencik, Elmer Field Second Row: Brenda Heaster. Marc Tautfest. Linda Peterson, Ann Granberry, Jennie Dickey. Third Row: Greg Boehringer. Pat Schroeder, Lisa Woidke, Lisa Keegan, John Kelley, Ronda Hayes, Sue Taylor. Back Row: Lynne Howard, Stacie Fisch, Marilee Lindemann, Miss Gloria Arvay, adviser; Kathy Newland. Valenian 55 Myths tower from Sears to Eiffel Medalist rating from the CSPA and three awards from the IHSPA for out- standing reporting, theme develop- ment, and design. Harried editors cropped pictures with chilled hands as the school joined in on the nation-wide effort to dial down — and the Valenian staff en- deavored to make up for the crucial time lost. By tne time spring came, weary staffers were more than ready for the relaxation that the taco din- ner and traditional awards banquet allowed. Of course, they also had social events earlier in the year, such as the dawn breakfasts at Per- kins and the Christmas din- ner party, but these spring activities took on added im- portance as staff members realized the therapeutic value of non-yearbook ori- ented activities. Ask any Parisian what a Chicagoan is and he ' ll no doubt reply, “Someone who drives a Cadillac, robs banks, and drinks bourbon every day for break- fast. " But on the other hand, ask any Chicagoan what a Parisian is and he will in all probability respond, “Someone who could survive indefinitely on a bot- tle of wine, a hunk of cheese, and a loaf or two of fresh-baked bread.” Yes, though long distance may be the next best thing to being there, it still is responsible for a lot of the mis- 1. SUMMER EXCHANGE STUDENTS — Front Row: Carrie Powers, Linda Ellis, Becky Rast. Second Row: Stana Sirovica, Lee Youngjohn, Kathy Krebs, Lynn Allen, Brian Gustella. Back Row: Bill Vaughn. Kim Koch, Cindy Reavis. 2. At the annual FEC Foreign Feast, senior board member Gary Goodman fills his plate from the variety of the ethnic smorgasbord. conceptions people have about one an- other. VHS’s Foreign Exchange Club has tried to alleviate this problem somewhat by opening up the lines of communication and exposing its mem- bers to a variety of foreign cultures. During the year this worldly group, which was so large anyone might think half the world belonged, planned an ac- tivity for each month so that exchange students could become familiar with the area. Using buses for transporta- tion instead of Cadillacs, members traveled to Chica- go to go Christmas shop- ping, visit Old Chicago, and spend an afternoon in China- town. Though prepared to defend themselves against gangsters, exchange stu- dents learned that karate was not a prerequisite to a Chicago tour. At the end of the year, club members bumped and volleyed their way through the annual International Un- derstanding Weekend, which brought exchange students from the area to- gether for a weekend. For three days, during activities such as a get-together at Wellmans, an afternoon at the Dunes, a sockhop, and an after-school volleyball game, club members helped clear up misconceptions that Alex- ander Graham Bell only managed to perpetuate when he invented the tele- phone. Foreign Exchange Club 1. Besides providing a much-needed remedy (or study hall boredom for senior Frank Rabey, the Foreign Exchange Club ' s monthly movie allows ticket seller Mike Chez to assist in the club ' s primary fund- raising project. 2. FOREIGN EXCHANGE CLUB OFFICERS AND FOREIGN STUDENTS — Front Row:Guillermo Gutierrez, Harald Heinrich, Second Row: Gay Griffin, v. pres.; Lee Youngjohn, hist.; Helene Clabe, Monica Alvarez. Third Row: Mr. Wes Maiers, sponsor; Todd Fisher, pres.; Fred Kendall, treas.; Gary Goodman, Board member; Dirk Stamer. Back Row: Vahid Jahangani. Miss Margaret Phillips, Miss Nancy Hutton, co- sponsors; Cindy Reavis, Jeff Hicks, board members. 3. Celebrating their first Christmas in the U.S., foreign exchange students Dirk Stamer, Harald Heinrich, and Helene Clabe are presented with the traditional holiday bundles by FEC member Brad Farrington at the Christmas party. Foreign Exchange Club 58 ...but some clubs don ' t do much of anything Yes, some clubs have a pur- pose and others don ' t, and still others are some complicated com bination of the two . . . but some clubs don’t do anything at all, because for one reason or another they are no longer or never have been part of the VHS extra- curricular program. Recent years have seen the demise of several clubs at VHS. Most notably was the death of the school newspaper, the Val- post, the last issue of which was printed in the spring of 1974. According to Miss Gloria Arvay, who took over as publica- tions adviser the following fall, the apparent reason for the ter- mination of the paper was a lack of interest on the part of both the staff and the student body. Several other clubs have eeked out an on-again-off-again type of existence, beginning each year uncertain as to whether or not the clubs will make a go of it. Sponsor problems or waning interests are often par- tially responsible for these “to be or not to be” questions, which was the case this year for the chess, bicycle, and folk music clubs. Though somewhat unusual, the reason behind the disbandment of the Photography Club actually reflected a positive change in student interest. According to Assistant Principal James McMi- chael, the group was disbanded this year in order to allow students from already-crowded photography classes to use the darkroom facilities after school. A survey taken by the Valeni- an staff in January indicated that students in general are pleased with the clubs program at VHS, though sightly more than half of the students re- sponded that they belonged to no clubs. Said McMichael in reference to these statistics, “Realistically, we know we could not accomodate every student in the clubs program. Some people wouldn’t join no matter what you offered them. But those who are involved seem to like school better. They get more out of it than just an education.” For the student interested in starting a club, McMichael recommended the following pro- cedure: checking to see if there are enough students in- terested to get the club going, finding out if there is a teach- er willing to serve as spon- sor, and, finally, coming to him to set the official wheels in motion. According to the survey, which covered the entire student body, outdoor activities is an area which students feel has been overlooked in the clubs pro- gram. Expansion of the intra- murals program helped to alle- viate this problem somewhat this year, but many students still expressed an interest in the inclusion of soccer and hockey in either the intramural or athletic offerings. McMi- chael, however, mentioned the problem of competition from lo- cal teams not affiliated with the school in both sports. - Feature VALENIAN SURVEY 1. How would you rate the VHS clubs program? Excellent 1 Good 55% Satisfactory 26% Poor 7% 2. Of how many clubs are you an active member? None 52% One 22% 2-3 20% 4 or more 5% 3. To what kind of clubs do you belong? Large, active (ex. — Pep, exchange) 54% Smaller, more specialized (ex. — Drama, Valenian) 26% Service (YARC, V-Teens) 19% 4. What interest areas do you feel have been over- looked in the clubs program? Career-oriented organizations 24% Specific hobbies, interests 30% Academic-related clubs (ex. — chemistry or phy- sics clubs) 10% Outdoor activities (ex. — bike, hiking) 36% Feature — 59  W Football games and after-school diversions can do what they will to make high school a less painful X. experience, but in the final analysis one must admit — J however reluctantly — that education .s the basic pur- y pose behind all that goes on at Valparaiso High School. y Yes. it's true. In spite of all the simulation games and y the catchy course titles that might almost have you believing y otherwise, you are here to get an education, because ... well, be- f cause someone somewhere along the way decided that an education is just one of those things that everyone should have. Like it or not. there's not much that can be done about it. Under a certain amount of pressure, most students — though seldom publicly — will admit that school isn't really as bad as they often claim it is. Some classes, they will say. are a drag, some teachers are a pain; and some days you wake up thinking that there's just no way you're going to survive until that magical day when you turn the tassle and realize that it's all over. Fortunately though for the attendance records, most days are better than that. The classroom can be a pretty exciting place to be at times Sometimes if you look really closely, you can actually see the process of education happening. People interacting, communicating, thinking together — or exploring a new idea completely alone. That is education . and that's not so bad.ROOM 0 A F A E A F CLARK ROOM ( HILDRETH ROOM C DlOy ROOM B G l M R s-z F K l s T Z G K l Q r y Do not fold, spindle, mutilate, pet, feed... An image of the VHS curriculum as a slimy, green creature climbing out of the depths of a dreary cavern would be a bit of a stress on the imagination, but, according to Guidance Director Don Dick, it is in fact " a monster” — at least in a metaphorical sense. What does one do when one has created a monster, even if only a metaphorical and well- intentioned monster? Well, of one is the VHS administration, and one ' s monster thrives on the fact that one’s scheduling system simply is not capable of keeping up with one’s expanded curriculum, the simplest solution is to come up with something new that doesn’t agree with the monster’s diet. But what does one do if one ' s solution turns out to be an even bigger and more ferocious monster than the one which one had originally intended to kill? Now that is a problem, the only solution to which seems to be throwing one’s hands into the air and saying, ‘‘Forget it — we’ll live with it.” That is precisely what guidance % counselors at VHS were forced to do as the new scheduling system, in full operation this year for the first time, proved to be even more complicated and time- consuming than the old system. According to Dick, their roles as “counselors” were greatly overshadowed by their roles as “schedulers” since the new program took almost seven months and many manhours to implement completely. The increase in the counselors’ workload is the result of their having shouldered much of the work which was previously done by computers at Valparaiso University. Said Dick, “The computer just couldn’t handle it. Last year it read out more than 350 conflicts. We had to do something different. Reaction to the new system — aside from the weary groans emitted from the direction of the guidance offices — was favorable. “Teachers, " said Dick, “love it, because they have some idea before school is out what sizes their next year’s classes will be, and kids like it because it gives them more responsibility.” — Exactly how does the new system work? It ' s simple ... sort of. The feet of the monster start moving in January when counselors begin meeting with students to plan tentative schedules for the next year. From these preliminary findings, the master schedule is drawn up over spring vacation, and in April the monster shows off his mightiest strength as final schedules are carefully planned. Armed with an official Curriculum Guide and his own personal copy of the master schedule, each student is instructed to map out his own final schedule, complete to the point of choosing what classes he would like to take, when he would like to take them, and what teachers he would like to have. The only catch to the system is that he must stick with his choices once he has made them — come Hell, high water or most anyting else. And that, unfortunately, is yet another monster to be slain. 62 — Feature Ya gotta and ya don’t gotta choice in English No, it is not true that counselors and teachers chain students and stand over them with whips to force them to load their schedules with a mountain of required courses. Students now have more freedom than ever in designing their own class loads, but there are still some want — a necessity, a good idea, or requirement, even if you often feel you’re there because " they made me take this one.” To bring more variety to class choices, the VHS English Department added seven new courses to its curriculum this year. Increasing the student’s dexterity in writing was the goal of Practical Research, and Practice in Composition. These preparatory courses for college-bound students were designed to combat recent low test scores. “We live in a world where visuals are used extensively to communicate messages. The department felt it needed to develop the student’s skills to be discriminating in what he sees,” explained Mrs. Lori Alt, Shakespeare course, Shakespeare II mine of more plays. Class work involved panels on various aspects of plays, presentations of an act of a play, and movie viewing. Media in Society delved into the problems of the media and its influence on society today. Two other new courses, American Heroes and Historic Moments dealt with literature in American history in which the classes read novels on famous people and events in history. v -Qjy. Uk UUL L. q ( r- T r ?.jL OuntJ L yy yjeytcr -v Eft ' ' - L $k ' U .oc iid, ' iL u£t- Cc c , ‘ A £» OkoAkT ' ? 1. Revealing a hidden dramatic flair, Stacie Fisch shows her talent in an extra credit skit for Shakespeare II. 2. Like many students, Carlos Ramiraz, Brian Schemehorn, and Mike Nuppnau find the Learning Center an environment well-suited for research. 3. In order to avoid falling victim to the English Department ' s Gross Errors List, Fred Koberna double-checks the spelling of a word in the dictionary. 4. As part of their assignment in Practical Research, Jody Cannon and Brian Schemehorn refer to the card catalogue to find the necessary books. 5. Drawing upon what she has learned in Practice in Composition, Sharon Mammarella concentrates on composing a creative story. Brian Bennet consult their manual to find a Center gives Rick Blossom a private showing 1. Confronted by a culinary dilemma in American People, Carol Rough solves it in an unconventional way. 2. After filling out voter registra- tion forms, Rich White exercises his right to vote during Government Day. 3. With thoughts of America’s west- ward expansion in mind, Kim Betts traces frontier trails onto her map. 4. Project time in American People gives Ken Barker and Todd Elliot a sample of Debbie Callands ' cooking. 5. With a mine strike threatening, Eric Beach studies a contract in the Capitalism simulation game Strike. 6. Influenced by the current back- to-nature trend, Laura Mohr checks the weaving done on her Indian loom. 7. Proving illusion is useful in both politics and magic, Mr. George Nash performs in Government class. Diplomats lay chips _ on world table — “All poker tables are now open. Blackjack, Five-Card Stud — you name it, we ' ve got it.” “I’ll bet five barrels of oil to your two.” “Change that to 50 million bushels of wheat. " Foreign policy isn ' t a complex operation — it ' s a big poker game in which each nation sends its best player to the table to outbid and outbluff the other guy. Common sense is a player’s best asset, but he also has to have some historical background to understand his opponent’s ideas on foreign affairs. This is where foreign diplomats could use VHS’s U.S. History courses. Each nation could study a different area, and naturally the Russians would choose Capitalism. Studying the evolution of the U.S. economy would help them move toward their goal of a capitalist-free world. The Russians would also want to be sure to take American Political Development. A little background this area would help them understand the reasoning behind an American president risking his power every four years to see how much the people like him. They seem to feel that getting used to new presidents is difficult and point out the transitions necessary in moving from Dick and Spiro to Jerry and Rocky — and from there to Grits and Fritz in ' 76. Another class called American People would no doubt be of interest to the South Africans. Here they could examine the concept of majority rule in the United States by studying the history of Indians, Blacks, immigrants, and women in this country. They could also add to their repertoire of foreign policy games with a variety of simulation games designed to dramatize the situations of these groups — and perhaps find a more peaceful solution in to their government problems. _ VHS wins in run for the money “They ' re off! Heading around the corner toward the first hurdle is VHS and coming from behind is HEW.” Running in this race are VHS and HEW, the Department of Health, Education and Welfare. Their first hurdle is Title IX, a new regulation prohibiting sex discrimination in course offerings. Title IX really isn ' t a new regulation — Congress passed it in 1972, but the expiration date for complying with it was 1976. “Here they come, down the straightaway toward the second hurdle. VHS is still a strong first and it looks like HEW is slowing down.” Sending in an evaluation of its physical education program was the second hurdle for VHS to jump. Details about the facilities, courses, including the ratio of boys to girls in classes, all had to be sent into the agency. VHS, like other schools, had to complete its evaluation by fall of 1976. “VHS is still blazing down the track toward the finish. And it ' s not even c lose, folks. VHS wins it easily.” After HEW inspected the reports to see if VHS complied with Title IX, the hurdle was cleared, and VHS had won. VHS had actually won the race before it started — when the new high school opened in 1972. When the new facilities were put into use, and the program was modified to accomodate both boys and girls in classes such as volleyball, basketball, dancing, and tennis, the obligations imposed on VHS by Title IX had all been met. Anatomy charts flunk time test Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson approached the towering building with mixed feelings of apprehension They were used to working in gloomy fog, but if cracking their latest case, ‘‘The Mysterious Health Books,” meant daytime hours then so be it. As they walked into class with new books in hand, Watson gasped in shock and disbelief (Holmes thought it was from too many brandies before bed.) — there were no anatomy charts! Holmes led him to a chair where both of them proceeded to listen to the teacher, who was talking about alienation and depression. Furthermore, the students were absorbed in the lecture (or they seemed to be!). After class with a composed Watson in tow, Holmes proceeded to sum up the case. The next day before his clients he said, " Students, I have it all together. The new books were bought for two reasons. First, the administration realized today’s society asks you to make decisions on drugs, alcohol, and morals. To make these decisions you have to understand your mind. The new books aren ' t guaranteed to make them for you, but they can help. Secondly, the old books were so decrepit parents kept asking if they dated back to the Middle Ages.” 1 70 — Speech Health Driver ' s Ed. 1. Barb Raber wistfully wishes Vidal Sassoon was near as Sue Potis dries her hair for a demonstration in speech class. 2. Illustrating the advantage of skillful stage makeup, Lisa Benda applies foundation with a sponge to Diane Lebryk ' s face. 3. Preparing her horse for a demonstration ride, Leslie Fritts brushes off the saddle blanket before she mounts. 4. With the help of her hand-made marionette, Robin Rumford details the evolution of the puppet. 5. Prior to giving the signal to pull out. Driver ' s Ed. teacher Tom Stokes checks the way. 6. A thorough study of a culture slide in Health Occupations reveals to Carol Fitzsimmons the microscopic world of germs. Mother, Mom, the old lady, whatever you call her, she always gets you to do something you don ' t want to by asking instead of telling you to do it. Counselors are the same — they can’t force you to take a course that’s not required so they tell you it will “help further your education.” When you’ve finally made out your schedule and you’re wondering why you took a particular course you sigh and mutter skeptically, " They Suggested That I Take This One.” When you think of pizza you think of all the junk you put on it to make it nice and gooey: sauce, cheese, meat, plus the little extras that give it a special touch: onions, peppers, pepperoni and anchovies. Intensive Office Lab is similar to pizza — it takes all kinds of things to put it together right: a room, equipment, and students. Intensive Office starts out with a room large enough to accomodate 21 office desks, filing cabinets, and a waiting area. Next come the typewriters, adding machines, and transcribers. There’s even a switchboard and telephones for every desk to simulate an actual office. Next come students who have fulfilled all the requirements to be accepted for the class. First year typing, advanced typing, and business machines are the bare necessities for the job. Additional courses such as shorthand and accounting supplement these courses and the capabilities of the student secretary. To acquaint the secretary with the many types of office work, every three weeks she has to apply for a new job with local companies. Then preliminary interviews, applications, and final interviews determine whether or not she gets the job. Besides local businesses, jobs available are office manager, executive secretary, and receptionist. Finally, after lots of preparation, the pizza, like the secretary, is ready to debut. But thanks to advance preparation, the secretary stands a better chance than the pizza of not being devoured by the outside world. OE piles on the extras 1. As part of her duties in Intensive Office Lab, Carolyn Galloway patches a call into the switchboard. 2. After learning the basic principles of accounting, Fred Jarvis and Don Maiers keep track of their accounts payable and received. 3. To see if she really wants to follow in the footsteps of Della Street, Kathy Zorick serves as a receptionist in the Intensive Office Lab. 4. In an effort to perfect her secretarial skills, Karen Miller mans the telephone in the makeshift office. 5. Her sights set on the goal of Typing Honor Roll, Becky Rast strives to co- ordinate her stroking technique. 6. Knowing his machine can add faster than his mind, Todd Altomere calculates his credits and debits. J J 7 JJw Business — 73 1. Reading magazines to learn of German culture are Marc Ritter, Tom Mitchell and Ronda Hayes. 2. Selected for the I.U. Honors Program in Foreign Language are Lee Youngjohn and Marc Ritter, who will study in Germany, and Stana Sirovica, who will be in France. 3. Giving the usual cheers a new twist, Kara Mosely arouses the spirit of the Spanish students prior to the Merrillville game. 4. The friendly atmosphere of the French Christmas feast gives Marilee Lindemann an opportunity to become acquainted with exchange student Helene Clabe. 5. After a morning in Seville, Lori Evans inspects one of Spain’s more unusual modes of transportation. 6. Perhaps thinking that man does not live by bread alone, Becky Hiller and Stana Sirovica await a sample of French cuisine. 74 — Foreign Language “Hello, hello, this is your friendly travel agent Henry Dunnkoff. Can I help you, where do you wanta go? You name it we’ll get you there come Hell or high water. Yes sir, the Happy Booker Travel Agency will get you anywhere with the speed of lightening or the US Postal Service.” “We ' d like to go to Spain.” “Spain, ah yes, lovely country. Lots of wine, women, and brats underfoot. Where ya wanta go? Madrid, Barcelona, the southern coast? Or a week in the Pyrenees?” “Well, we were kind of hoping to get on a tour group.” “Tours? Oh yes, we have your seven day quickie tour. All the sights and sounds of Spain in one week for $850. Then there’s our 14 day Grand Tour for $1295 which includes stays in Spain’s glittering capital, Madrid, and all the hotspots known to man.” “We were hoping for something cheaper.” “Well, sorry, kids. Can’t do it. If you’re interested, a group from Valparaiso High School is going for two weeks over Christmas break. They’re going to visit Madrid and the southern coast. They’re even going to visit Merida, some bump in the road with some old Roman ruins. It costs about $560, and they need at least 40 kids to go so you might be in luck.” “We ' ll take it! " " Ya say ya wanta see Spain...? " Foreign Language 1. Seeming to revert back to the womb, Bruce Burke and Judy Hodshire assume fetal positions during psychology ' s hypnosis presentation. 2. Prior to placing his mouse into the maze, Gary Goodman consults Mike Rinchak on the principles of his psychology experiment. 3. In the tradition of the Ford-Carter debates, Renee Gathman debates with Claudia Christain on her point of view in Social Problems class. 4. Before a backdrop of curious and awe- stricken students, Bruce Burke is suspended between two supports in a hypnotic trance. 5. Connected to the biofeedback machine, Carrie Powers learns to control certain brainwaves in a demonstration of new techniques in relaxation and mind control. 76 — Psych. Soc. Social Problems So you think you’ve got problems — deciding whether to get a regular or doublemeat cheeseburger is too much for you, you’ve come to the point where you don ' t know which anti-zit medicine to buy, and you have to draw straws to determine if your homework will get done. If so your problems are minimal compared to those of society today. Imagine having to decide if you’re going to combat overpopulation by promoting extensive birth control or just having a nuclear war to wipe humanity off the face of the earth. Students at VHS are concerned about their cheesburgers, zits, and homework, but for social studies credit in Social Problems they discuss possible solutions to problems confronting society today. Violence, prostitution, pornography, drugs and poverty are problems that people don’t understand but need to Solutions bypass be aware of. Social Problems students study these questions and come up with their own answers. Guest speakers are an important part of the class, because they give information that the textbooks can ' t provide such as personal encounters with the problems. The welfare department sent one of its employees to talk about poverty. Judge Jack Allen and Porter County Prosecutor Robert Harper discussed juvenile delinquency, and former drug addicts came in to relate their own experiences with drugs. Field trips aren’t as numerous as guest speakers but the class did visit Wetmore Funeral Home to study the process of embalming. And for a first-hand view of how society deals with criminals, the class also visited Indiana State Prison in Michigan City. ' eenie meenie... ' turn on minds The twentieth century has seen the most rapid technological breakthroughs of any century in history. The discoveries of radium in 1906 and penicillin in 1944 were great scientific achievements. Math has also seen changes — formulas which took years of calculation can now be solved in seconds by computers or hand-held calculators. Equally aware of the preciousness of time, VHS’ competitors in the National Math Contest strained their brains to come up with the answers to 30 questions dealing with geometry, algebra, and trigonometry during the test held at VHS in March. Mark Lasky scored highest with a 71 out of a possible 100 points, followed by Craig Bixler and Jim Smith, who scored slightly lower. Improvements and discoveries in science came when Applied Science, a year-long course, was split into two one-semester courses, Earth Science and Physical Science. Split up because the original course’s textbook did not include any study of earth science, the separate courses allow for more in-depth coverage of both areas. Another advantage of the split is that students are not required to take both semesters in the event of schedule conflicts. 78 — Math Science 1. To assure the success of his class demonstration, physics teacher Ben Austin adjusts the frequencies of vibrations hitting the cord. 2. Scoring highest in the National Math Contest were senior Jim Smith, and juniors Craig Bixler and Mark Lasky. 3. In an extra-credit competition held after school, Martin Mucciarone urges on his mousetrap-powered vehicle. 4. As Cathy Pavacik looks on, Mike Rinchak uses a Bunsen burner to heat the mixture in his crucible. 5. For the second half of his physics experiment, Mike Chez operates the generation of the ripple tank. 6. In deciding their next move, Dickson Wu, Fred Kendall, and Life Science instructor Paul Miller inspect their specimen. Math Science — 79 — a v ' M !f I far 80 — Art Photography . Potted plants in macrame hangers dorn the halls of VHS during Art Week. . Weaving, an art almost as old as man imself, is still popular today, as evidenced y the wall hangings in the halls. . To bring examples of student work to lie attention of the student body, the Art lepartment utilizes the display cases in lie main hall. . As Aileen Buckley draws dummy ketches of her project, Carole Stempora onstructs her wire sculpture. . Looking for his pottery project, Bruce otee searches among the jars on the torage shelf. , Cheryl Henderson and Cindy Rager erform the worst job in art class — rashing up. Artists develop taste for victory When making out his schedule for next year, Joe Student fills in his planning sheet with those required courses which must be taken care of first. Then he goes on to " electives,” classes he is " choosing” because he was told they would increase his intelligence. Last, but not least, he chooses his electives, those courses which he took not because he was prodded or persuaded into taking them, but because he felt like taking them. Six months later, when the school doors open and schedules are handed out, he is puzzled as to why he’s taking a certain course. Suddenly he remembers: " I wanted to take this one.” Each week, Jim McKay opens ABC ' s Wide World of Sports with the immortal words, ‘‘experiencing the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat.” Victory and defeat are open to others besides athletes: if you pass your algebra test, that ' s victory — but if you find out when you get your report card that you ' re still flunking the class, that ' s defeat. VHS’s Art Department experienced the thrill of victory this year in winning three awards at the Regional Art Contest in South Bend. Double winner Sue Hohneck captured two Gold Keys for her jewelry entries, and Julie Brown won one for her entry in the same category. Winning the Gold Keys in South Bend made their entries eligible for competition in the National Contest in New York City. Not to be outdone by the artists down the hall, photography students entered the National Scholastic Photography Competition. Beth Reinert’s entry earned a nomination for the Medallion of Excellence while classmate Kathy Rinchak was nominated for a $1000 college scholarship. Hoping to maintain and improve the quality of the classes’ pictures, Mr. Kurt Anderson brought in an architect to see about dividing the art room to make space for a larger darkroom in back. He indicated that a larger darkroom would enable more students to work simultaneously. Art Photography — 81 V JAZZ BAND — Front Row: Jennie Dickey, Rob Bixler, Suzanne Wellner, Janice Brooks, Dave Robinson, Bonnie Wilson. Second Row: Kim Allen, Jeff Roscoe, Todd Elliot, Joe Bondi, Janice Chrustowski, Chris Platt. Dean Reynolds. Back Row: Becky Hiller, Pat Halloway, Greg Rudd, Mr. Dan Pritchett, sponsor; Matt Johnson, Mark Lee, Fred Koberna, Jo Beth Madson, Ken Lubke, Kevin Brophy. 1. Trying to read music and play his coronet at the same time, Mark Lee blasts out another note. 3. Drum majorette Sue Lawrence swings the marching band into rhythm as they perform before a halftime crowd. V - 4 82 — Band B BAND — Front Row: Suzanne Wellner. teslie Fritts, Mary Greenawald, Sue Niland, Linda Brown, April Pullms, Lynn Sundwall, Donna Droege, Michelle Wessle. Sarah Schroeder. Kris Ruble Second Row: Sara Ramirez, Mary Sommers, Terry Schroeder, Pam Hutton, Maureen Johnson, Darrel Wright, Jeff Morris. Cliff Kissinger. Teresa Brown, Cindy Watts, Suzanne Morse, Terri Stasierowski. Rae Ellen Ingram. Third Row: Laura Clauss, Jeanine Choker. Carol Wilson, Bill Kerr, Gail Guzek, Michelle Ward, Belinda Watts, Dawn Quiggle, Dave Robinson, Patty Schiek. Mike Malakowski, Pam Hiner, Sharon Telschow, Barb Raber, Lauralyn Bengel. Richard Hartz, Greg Staub, Ken Lubke. Kathy Emmons, Jeff Hicks, Kevin Brophy, Jo Beth Madson. Fourth Row: Brian Bennett, Dan Sturdevant. Todd Felts, Jean Golding, Joe Bondi, Ray Curtis. Janice Chrustowski, Chris Platt. Back Row: John Rosenbaum, Tom Seiger, Tom Uban, George Klein, Rita Daly, Barb Wiggins A BAND — Front Row: Rob Bixler, Janice Brooks, Bill Vaughn, Patty Hearst, Becky Hiller, Anne Gilmore, Becky Rast, Jennie Dickey. Karen Saikly, Shirley Cook, Barb Raber Second Row: Kim Allen, Clarissa Hansen, Vikki Whalls, Pam Hans, Linda Ellis, Sue Lawrence, Jill Pahl, Mary Vondran, Barb Hoyt, Robin Brown, Laura Huck, Carolyn Galloway, Mary Jean Vorwald, Nikki Platt, Bev Taylor Third Row: Stacie Fisch, Debbie Atherton, Karen Bittorf, Sue Taylor, Elmer Field, Penny Tirschman, Jeff Roscoe, Paul Rettinger, Sandy Agee, Fred Carpenter, Gay Griffin, Carrie Wehling, Virginia Cook, Lee Shirer, Phyllis Glasser, Chuck Neuschaffer, Mike Bozarth, Rick Johnson, Fred Koberna, Mark Lee, Carol Griffin, Matt Johnson. Fourth Row: Bonnie Wilson, Ronda Hayes, Kim Taylor, Nancy Clark, Jennifer Walker, Leanne Grant, LuAnne Feller, Bob Harmon, Todd Elliot, Dean Reynolds, Duane Tormahlen Back Row: Kathy Pavicik. Marissa Ellis, Jean Rosscup, Donna North, Mark Porter, John Hoover, Chuck Meyers, John Kelley. Mike Callands, Greg Rudd. Band strikes warm note at Disney $% Bang, crash $ % ‘‘Allright who did it? Who knocked down my stand? You better come and pick it up. And don’t forget to put my music back either.” Chaos did not rule the bandroom this year, although it could have. Oh, maybe once or twice, like the week before the spring break trip to Florida, but otherwise things went on pretty smoothy. Florida (and the cost of getting there) loomed in everyone’s minds as D-Day approached. To raise funds, band members and the Band Parents Organization sponsored the Band Ham Dinner in early November. In addition to cosponsoring the dinner, the Band Parents also sold concessions at home football games and served as chaperones to Florida. Once the bandsmen finally hit the road, they were kept moving at a pretty fast pace. In addition to a stopover at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, they entertained tourists at Disneyworld, Seaworld, and several other places in the area. But in between musical obligations, the sunstarved musicians replaced band uniforms with bathing suits and hit the beaches. Back in the midst of Indiana’s winter, band members also found time to walk away with 558 medals at the NISBOVA contest and to have a record-breaking ten students selected to the 1977 Indiana All-State Band. Colonel Dale Harpham also appeared once again as guest conductor for the spring concert, which also featured the talents of trumpeter Jerry Franks and clarinetist Robert Rose. 1. One duet in 4 4 time with two vocal parts isn ' t an easy assignment to complete, even for the most adept of Mr. Butt ' s students. 2. CAROUSELS — Front Row: Myrna Smith, Khristy Pitzer, Chris Allen, Barbie Tautfest, Jean Hine, Anna Meece. Second Row: Kay Mussman, Lisa Benda, Debbie Julian, Jamie Hodurek, Karen Hendricks, Pam Hiener, Wen- dy Liddle Back Row: Nancy Casbon, Colleen Sanford, Caryn Marrs, Joy Christianson, Kathy Krebs, Trish Laughery. Gwen Flitter, Cama Jar- rett. Beth Watt. 3. Jean Stelling serves coffee at the tund raising Choir Dinner. 4. CAROLERS — Front Row: Dave Clark, Janet Jones. Carol Fitzsimmons, Jean Stelling, Jim Moyer, Jenny Scott, Denise Bohlman, Dennis Clifford. Second Row: Jeff Gill, Yanna latridis, John Kelley, Karen Fenzel, Sandy Telschow, Jeff Roscoe. Monica Weber, Dave Ransom, Jeff Maxey, Becky Balko Back Row: Tom McAleer, Andy McNamara, Jim Williamson, Frank Rabey, Denise Walters, Pam Vas, Sharon Inches. 84 — Choir 5. Knowing popcorn is a big seller at home basketball games, Lori Evans keeps the popper going to raise choir funds. 6. GIRLS’ CHOIR — Front Row: Judy Golondo. Mary Shaffer. Myrna Smith, Barbie Tautfest, Chris Allen, Jean Hine, Sonia Sisson, Karen Miller Second Row: Carrie Powers, Theresa Zell, Colleen Sanford, Gwen Flitter, Kay Muss- man, Anna Meece, Nancy Casbon, Betsy Bard, Lisa Camplan, Claudia Christian. Third Row: Dawn Quiggle. Wendy Little, Christi Pitzer, Ma- rie Stever, Karen Hendricks, Brenda Cole. Beth Watt, Mariann McMeans, Jackie Sacks, Cama Jarrett, Jamie Hodurek. Back Row: Pam Heiner, Karen Myers, Debbie Julian, Carol Mitchell, Joy Christianson, Joanna Nolen, Kathy Krebs, Pat Laughrey, Debbie Schueller, Tari Pryatel, Sue Rice, Jenny Scott, Anne Rose. 7. A CHOIR — Front Row: Monica Alvarez, Andy McNamara, Kim Betz, Carl Neis, Carol Fitzsimmons, John Kelley, Sandy Telschow, Karen Fenzel. Steve Vandermollen, Jean Stell- ing, Frank Rabey, Beth Dutcher Second Row: Yanna latridis, Jeff Gill, Janet Jones, Mike Go- londo, Denise Bohlman, Jeff Maxey, Lori Ev- ans, Sharon Inches, Jim Williamson, Becky Balko. Jim Moyer, Apryl Butt. Back Row: Den- ise Walters, Mike Lipp, Myrna Woods, Dave Ransom, Monika Weber, Dennis Clifford, Stacie Fisch, Jeff Roscoe, Pam Vas, Dave Clark, Jen- ny Scott, Tom McAleer. Choirs make no bones, just bucks Maybe the idea of dinner music originated when cavemen beat stones and bones together while devouring their food. Later, when they learned to talk, the men might have sung to each other between bites. As man evolved, so did his music, until now bones and stones are out while guitars and pianos are in. Well aware of the commercial possibilities of this time-tested combination of dinner and music, the VHS Choral Department presented its Cabaret Dinner on February 15 in the cafeteria. Showing that man has truly come a long way from dining on the floor of his cave, the event proved to be an entertainment- packed evening — right from the hors-d ' oeuvres to the steak and all the way up through dessert. Everyone got into the act for the dinner, which featured the energetic talent of all three choral ensembles, the Carolettes, Carousels, and C arolers. Several individual acts also stepped onto the silver stage to entertain the sizeable audience. The barbershop quartet of Monica Weber, Janet Jones, Denise Bohlman, and Sandy Telschow and Jim Moyer’s dance solo to “Woodchopper’s Ball” added much to the audience ' s well- fed and well-bred feeling at the end of the evening. With profits gained from the Cabaret Dinner and the sale of Viking pins and concessions at basketball games, the Carolers, Concert Choir, and junior and senior members of the Glee Club were able to go on tour in the St. Louis area from April 30 to May 3. During the four-day trip, they performed at the Six Flags over Mid- America amusement park and at Brimfield High School in St. Louis. Choir — 85 " Bach " -ing it may be fun, but illegal Once upon a time there was a course called Bachelor Living. It was hailed by students and faculty alike as “use- ful,” " fun,” and even “practical.” It was also a popular course — lots of boys took it because the idea of sur- vival after cutting Mother’s apron strings appealed to their sense of independence. Over the years Bachelor Living taught hearty young males how to sur- vive against the forboding elements of a single life: cooking, cleaning, and doing the laundry. For those who wanted still more, there was Advanced Bachelor Living, which devoted a whole semester entirely to cooking. In this course, aspiring Galloping Gourmets whipped up everything from Tuna Helper to Baked Alaska — and a variety of tasty, economical dishes in between. Besides cooking and cleaning, a large part of the class involved in- formal rap sessions in which the boys could give their feelings on sensitive subjects such as marriage, pregnancy, pre-marital sex, and VD. Having no girls around made the boys feel at ease, and they could open up with no cause for embarrassment. Everything went on fine for five years until Title IX arrived on the scene and routed the class. Despite the objections of the young bachelors, administrators decided on a sweeping change to comply with the HEW ruling. In 1978 a new class called Family Living, open to both males and fe- males, will replace the formerly all- male course. 1. Finished with their projects in Textiles, Patty Enrico, Mary Franklin, Vicki Finney, Cindy Cassanets and Michelle Gardin indulge in a game of Rummy. 2. With someone to steady her hand, Margaret Kendall uses a cookie press to make spritz. 3. Deviating from their usual male roles, Larry Tucker and Jeff Zulich don aprons to put strawberries and whipped cream on their angel food cakes. 4. At the request of the students in Bachelor Living, Mr. Sid Reggie shows his talent in the art of Lebanese cooking. 5. In order to sample the fruits of the semester’s labors, home economics students and teachers indulge in a gourmet-style banquet. V % , Shop team touches all bases “Welcome, folks. In case you just joined us, we’re at Valparaiso High School where the VHS Vocational-In- dustrial Team is taking on the Some- where-over-the-rainbow Team. VHS now has Dave Ransom leading off in the bottom of the fifth.’’ “Yessir, Dick, these kids are having a great season. They aren’t the Cincinnati Reds, but they ' re good.’’ “You ' re right, Don. O-oh boy — Ransom really took a cut at that one. Ya know, Don, Ransom is a top player for VHS. He won a first in an ar- chitectural drawing contest. He had to design a house around a wall, using economy of the design and practicality as guidelines. Ransom swings and it’s a lucky bloop single right over the shortstop’s head. Nice shot. " Here comes Mike Fitzpatrick, one of the top hitters on the team. He shows great promise for next year after placing second in an architectural drawing contest. Another top player for VHS, Gary Waters, has won the state title in diesel engines twice. The team is counting on him to place high in the nationals at Cincinnati in June.” “It’s a great shot, right through the hole between first and second.” “You know, Dick, with all the training these boys go through it’s no wonder they ' re so good. Most of them have spent two years in the mi- nor leagues, learning the basics so that when it’s time to play, they’re ready. Some of these kids have been training since their freshman year, then in high school they go into more in-depth training. In their senior year, they decide if they want ICT, Industrial Cooperative Training, where they are employed outside of school, or else vocational training, which is all class work . . . And their equipment, they’re kept up-to- date on all the new stuff. Machine Trades alone is worth $250,000.” “That would sure buy lots of beer and hot dogs, right, Don? " “And lots of apple pie and Chevro- lets, huh, Dick?” “Yes, Don.” 88 — Industrial Arts 1. Using the power tools in small engines, Dick Hartz struggles to take apart an engine piece. 2. While earning a needed vocational credit in commerical food service, Richard Thompson provides essential services to aid the cafeteria. 3. To prevent his engine from becoming clogged, Cliff Olszewski cleans the inside of the rim around his engine. 4. Hebron student Stan Steffel uses his vanishing points to line up his perspective in Drafting. 5. As part of the training he receives in the vocational art program, Frank Rokoszy uncrates cartons of milk in preparation for lunch. Industrial Arts — 89 ten handed down to students, "is tough Along with this item of inspiration comes advice to. "Play the game. kid. Play it tough, play it right, and you'll win." That, so they say. is what made America famous. f Well, regardless of what competition did or did not do f for America, it definitely has found a place in high schools. where competition for everything from grades to prom dates is a f fact of life for everyone. But on the athletic field, this drive f to win is felt even more keenly, as players, students, and even the f community join in on modern man's display of his more primitive side. f Sweeping changes have occurred in high school sports in recent years. changes indicative of the increasingly important role of athletics as part of the educational system. Women’s liberation and Title IX have had an effect felt across the nation, while locally the recent addition of a state football title has been by far the most talked-about new dimension in sports. A more abstract but equally important attribute of sports is their value as a measure of "school spirit" — defined here as caring enough to know which major sport is currently in season and attending at least four athletic events in the course of one school year. Most VHS students fit this definition, and a sizeable number go W way beyond it in their willingness to clash, stomp, and give a damn.1. Glen Hartman. Mark Lee 2 Coache Lori Woycik and Dale Ciciora 3. Coach Lorrie Walker, Pam Harbold 4. Linda Glutac. Kathy McKibbenJust for kicks - and putts and lobs and spikes Through the years, tough com- petition in boys’ sports has painted a picture of athletics — even on the high school level — as a dog-eat- dog confrontation with the Enemy. That’s why it seems a bit unusual to hear three coaches describe their in- volvement in sports as “super, " “effervescent,” and " fun.” Why do these coaches seem to take their jobs so lightly? Why are they smiling and talking about “enthusiasm " and " fresh- ness” when they should be con- cerned with important things like how to smash their next op- ponent into the ground? The answer to these questions is not a lack of dedication on the part of these coaches. It is instead the fact that all three are involved in girls’ sports at VHS, where, it seems, their light-hearted, excited de- scriptions of their jobs are probably hnuch more appropriate than the iron- clad determination of coaches of many male sports. To Girls’ Basketball Coach Dale Ciciora, the excitement of working with something as young and developing as girls’ athlet- ics is what makes his job worth- while. Ciciora is in a unique position, having retired last year as head coach of the boys ' varsity squad, but he ap- parently has no regrets: " It’s much easier for a coach to re- lax, because the game is fun — win or lose. In girls’ sports, you see graceful, ballet-type movements instead of the power and strength of boys ' sports.” According to Girls’ Sports Director Nancy Walsh, girls’ ath- letics is “here to stay. " She added, " It isn’t just a whim. The number of girls participat- ing increases every year, and they seem to be getting more serious. They’re still having fun, but they ' re becoming more conscious now of improving, polishing, being the best.” JV Girls ' Tennis Coach Judy Lebryk is another who has noted the more serious attitude girls have developed toward sports. She mentioned that for the first time this year team cuts were necessary at the JV level be- cause 85 girls tried out for the team. To what does she attri- bute the growth of girls’ ath- letics at VHS and across the country?: " Title IX, women ' s liberation, and a general push toward equality.” All three coaches also talked excitedly about the future of girls ' sports, which they see as exceedingly bright. All three agreed that competition gets tougher every year, as schools continue to develop their programs and coaching im- proves as well. While Ciciora saw girls’ basketball as “the salvation of many sports programs in India- na, " Walsh speculated in gener- al about the future of girls ' sports: “I see the addition of sports like cross country and softball, as well as an increased caliber of play and more wo- men coaches. Yes, it ' s defi- nitely here to stay.” 92 — Feature Gee, I guess I do it because...! want to “Being a man, ” said the fa- ther to the little boy perched on his lap, “means hitting home runs and making millions of dollars a year doing it.” “And being a lady, " said the mother to the little girl at her side, “means sitting primly in the bleachers clapping deli- cately while he does it.” Thanks to women ' s liberation, at least one aspect of the above conversation is no longer true. But to many people, athletics is still little more than an easy road leading to fame and fortune. To increasingly more people though — many of whom are VHS students — sports is becoming a highly individualized, non- glory affair. Read on, and find out to whom and why. For the last three years, senior Mike Giacobbe has been practicing steadily in gymnas- tics, and yet he has never ac- tually been in a meet. Explains Giacobbe, “There is no boys’ team here at VHS, and I was told it would be unfair and improper for me to compete on the girls ' team. I’m just working out to prepare for college and because I’d like to coach someday. " Showing horses is a hobby that Peggy Potucek has pursued with the help of her family for almost ten years. She and her family show on the circuit of the Quarter Horse Association, participating in shows in In- diana, Michigan, and Illinois. During the season, which gets underway in June, Potucek spends more than three hours a day working with and taking care of her horse. Attempting to explain the re- cent popularity of dancing with VHS students, local instructor Mrs. Donni Woodland says, “Most of the high school kids are there because they want to be. Mom and Dad aren ' t forcing them or financing them. Some of them seriously want to go on in dance, others just want the exercise, and others are there because they just plain love to dance. " Though not as yet a part of the high school athletic pro- gram, soccer is a game which has caught the attention of many VHS students. Locally, there are currently two teams belong- ing to the six-year old North- west Indiana Soccer League. The team’s thirteen-game season runs from early May to mid-June and concludes with a championship tournament. According to soccer enthusiast Dave Burge, “Soccer is a popular game all over the world. There must be something to it. I think it ' s the game of the future. " Another sport still very much in the process of catching on in this area is ice hockey. Junior Tim Crowley has played for nine years on teams in Ca- lifornia and Michigan and this year joined a very young local team known simply as " Valpo.” Expense, according to Crowley, will be ice hockey’s biggest stumbling block in becoming an established sport in this area, as ice time at indoor rinks is too expensive to practice daily. 94 — Feature Cuts and bruises go ouchless SPORTS QUIZ Match the correct nickname to the following sports teams: 1. Miami Dolphins a) Black and Blue Gang 2. Montreal Canadians b) Big Red Machine 3. Cincinnati Reds c) No-Name Defense 4. VHS Boys ' Tennis Team d) Flying Frenchmen ANSWERS 1. c; 2. d; 3. b: 4 a Proving that a sports team doesn’t have to be professional to acquire a nickname, this year’s boys’ tennis squad was dubbed the " Black and Blue Gang " — not for inflicting cuts and bruises on the opponent but rather on themselves. Call it whatever you want — enthusiasm, pride, or aggressiveness — but don ' t call it clumsiness. By diving for difficult shots and running headlong into fences to return deep lobs, the team produced a respectable 11-9 season record. Under the expertise of head coach Steve Doak a high-class team was molded with only two returning lettermen and a handful of tennis buffs. The squad missed winning Valpo’s fourth straight sectional championship by a mere point. Co-captains Karl Meyer and John Mieczenkowski, won the team ' s most improved award and best won-lost record, respectively. Both were also named to the Duneland All- Conference team. 1 J.V. TENNIS TEAM — Front Row: Brian Wikle, John Gold, Robert Rash, Dan Sturdevant, Paul Sommer, Mark Harbold. Second Row: John Holcomb. Dave Koenig, Joe Grcich, Ken Krebs. Lee Shirer, Paul Reed, Mike Tonner. Back Row: Tim Ketchmark, Paul Baepler, King Daul, Ron Adkens, Andy Snyder, Brad Lauman, Coach Jerry Hager. 2. With his feet positioned correctly and eyes directly on the ball, junior Karl Meyer returns an opponent ' s deep lob. 3. Junior Todd Evans exerts every ounce of energy into smashing a backhand to overpower the opposition. 4. Determination coupled with agility enables senior netman Mark Lee to throw his opponent off guard. 5. VARSITY TENNIS TEAM — Todd Evans, Karl Meyer, Glenn Hartman, Jim Smith, Coach Steve Doak, Phil Miller, Mark Lee, Rich Eagen, Ernesto Cercas, Dave Mason. Boys ' Tennis 1. Despite the damp early morning hours, junior Doug Peterson concentrates on setting his pace for the remainder of the race. 2. Returning letterman Mike Polite and team- mate Pat Noonon overtake a Chesterton runner in the last quarter-mile of the contest. 3 CROSS COUNTRY TEAM — Front Row: Jim Gilliam, Bob Hart, Dave Gertsmeir, Doug Peterson, Tom Pedavoli, Bill Wright. Back Row: Coach Skip Collins, Karl Abraham, Bruce Issac, Craig Bixler, Pat Noonon, Mike Polite. 4. After running a five mile warm-up, sophomore Dave Gertsmeir takes a breather. 5. His muscles taut from the two-and-a-half mile run, junior Tom Pedavoli strains to complete the final yards of the Vikings — Raiders Invitational. Harriers take season in stride As the Goliath-sized defensive tackle reluctantly trudged his way to the cleat house, his attention was aroused by the sight of the Cross Country Team striding headlong into the wind, silhouetted against the early morning sunrise. Forcing the thought of crawling back into bed out of his mind, he murmured under his breath, “How in the world do those guys have the get-up-and-go to burn off 12 miles everyday? They must really like to run! And to think we only run a few sprints.” Wiping the sleep from the corner of his eye, he noticed Mike Polite cruising the school’s parking lot in fourth gear — on foot as usual. Amused by the sight, he mumbled to himself, “Geez, I see that kid running all over town, even on weekends! But I guess it has payed off — he ' s made the All-Conference Team and was the team’s most valuable player. " Just as he reached the doorway of the lockeroom, he glanced back over his shoulder and made out the figures of Jim Gilliam and Craig Bixler taking a breather. “Now there is a pair that deserves a rest. Boy, they sure have improved their individual times over last season’s. I suppose it was just dedication.” As the door closed behind him, he could hear Coach Collins barking at the runners to pick up the pace. " It must have been a challenge to come to a strange school and coach unfamiliar faces as Collins did,” he thought as he stared at the pile of dirty athletic socks in his locker. Getting into his football gear, he thought to himself, “Yeah, I heard they did really well in the Merrillville meet. I think they took something like five out of the top six places — not bad for such a young team. Next year with the experience of the returning letterman, the team record should surely improve.” Suddenly his train of thought was broken, as his own coach stood over him, staring him into the floor. " YOU’RE LATE! TAKE FOUR LAPS!” “Aw coach, that’s too far to run.” 1 98 — Cross Country Make like a banana — and wrestle QUICK! Answer this question in ten seconds or less and you will win a one year all-expense paid vacation around the world with the companion of your choice: What sport combines banana splits, snowplows, surfboards, guillotines, and cradles? 10 , 9 , 8 , 7 , 6 , 5 , 4 , 3 , 2 , 1 Time is up. If your answer was wrestling — YOU WIN!!! Ease your mind if you are still trying to figure out what a banana split has to with wrestling. All of those terms are just a small fraction of the complicated moves that this year’s VHS wrestling team used against its opponents. With several returning lettermen and a strong reserve squad backing the team up, things looked pretty good at the beginning of the season for Head Coach Steve Morgan and his assistant Chuck Stanier. But expectations weren’t met, as the team could only muscle up a 6-7 season record and a fourth-place finish in the conference. There were, however, exceptional performances by outstanding individuals that over- shadowed the season record. Senior Jim Williamson advanced to the state finals with a record of 18-4, the furthest a VHS matman has gone since 1963. Williamson lost 5-4 to his opponent, who eventually captured the state championship. At the end of the season, Williamson was the recipient of both the take-down and the most valuable player awards. Finishing with a remarkable 19-1 record, senior Bob Dorroll’s only blemish on a near-perfect season occurred in the regionals. Other impressive members on this year’s squad included seniors Scott Selby, 10-1, Steve Garrison, 11-5, and junior Bob Philips, 15-6. (In case you’re wondering about the trip, we were only kidding!) 1. Reversing out from the down position, mat- man Mike Golando hopes to gain control of a Chesterton wrestler in the final seconds of the match. 2. By using an arm as a lever, senior Bob Dorroll attempts to turn the opponent on his back for a pin. 3. With his opponent immobilized in a half nelson, junior Bob Philips glances up for last- minute instructions from Head Coach Steve Mor- gan. 4. As a thoroughly beaten challenger walks back to the bench, the referee raises trium- phant Jim Williamson ' s arm in victory. 5 WRESTLING TEAM — Front Row: Tom Bolde. Paul Barros, Roger Ruwersma, Mitch Merle, Chris Buis, Ron Garrison. Second Row: Cliff Kiss- inger. Brian Winters, Mike Campbell, Kevin Brophy Back Row: Greg Trowbridge, Mike Go- lando, Tom Lichtenberger, Bill Kobak, Kyle Shortridge, Mark Harbold, Bob Dorroll, Jay Piatek, Jim Williamson, Steve Garrison, Brian Dogan, Bob Philips. 100 — Wrestling r Wrestling — 102 1. BOYS’ VARSITY BASKETBALL TEAM — Front Row: Alan Scott, mgr; Brad Blastic, Tim Owens, Steve Clouse, Jett Gebhardt, Jeff Gill, mgr. Back Row: Fred Koberna, Brad Smith, Dirk Stamer, Brett Trowbridge, Chuck Oliver, Mark Bucley, Phil Hazlett. 2. Though usually a defensive specialist for the Vikings, Fred Koberna switches gears and goes in for a basket. 3. Using the skills which gained him the title of Most Valuable Player in the Duneland Conference, Tim Owens slips by a Merrillville player. 4. Senior Brad Smith gains a chance for extra points as he is fouled while attempting a baseline shot. 5. Purdue-bound Chuck Oliver drives toward the basket at top speed. — Varsity Basketball VHS OPP Mishawaka 51 56 Gary Roosevelt 79 93 Hammond 69 57 Calumet 65 55 Merrillville m f 64 60 Plymouth 77 58 Richmond 66 79 Indpls. Washington 83« 64 Chesterton 68 74 Hammond Morton 3 84 . 75 LaPorte 72 62 M.C, Rogers 82 78 Lew Wallace 89 57 Lafayette Jeff 89 v 57 Portage 88 65 Kokomo 55 52 Hobart 66 52 Munster 72 66 Crown Point 63 71 North Judson 79 68 Sectionals: 48 River Forest 64 64 Boone Grove 61 Collins’ Gang shoots for sky In the past such notorious criminals as the James Gang, the Dalton Brothers, and the Hole-in-the- Wall Gang, terrorized the country with their infamous feats. Today, however, they wouldn’t begin to compare with the fast and deadly “Collins Gang,” whose equally talented but less notorious feets earned them a reputation of their own. They differed somewhat from their shoot-em-up, split-’em out counterparts in that the only thing the Collins Gang ever shot and stole was a basketball, and the only people they ever terrorized were the opponents. Prior to the start of their hand- court rampage, a search was conducted to find a replacement for Coach Dale Ciciora, whose retirement left a gaping hole in the Viking organization. Mr. Skip Collins landed the job as Don of Valpo basketball, and thus was born the infamous Collins Gang. With the loss of several graduating seniors, a new coach, and a short, inexperienced team, the initial outlook was bleak. But when the dust cleared away, the Collins Gang had shotout a 15-7 season record and captured the Duneland Conference Crown. Following the loss of injured senior Mike Nuppnau, the Vikings were forced to regroup and adjust manpower. They reloaded and cameback shooting to win eight in a row — including an upset of second- ranked Munster 72-66. In the first game of the sectional, VHS downed River Forest 64-48 but was later shot down by the Boone Grove Wolves 64-61. At the end of the gangbusting season seniors Brad Smith, Tim Owens, and Bret Trowbridge were selected to the All-Conference Team. Owens was also named Most Valuable Player for the Vikings and the Conference. 5 SOPHOMORE BASKETBALL TEAM — Front Row: Andy Wright. Mark Luther, Mike Smith, Pat Noonan. Back Row: Jeff Morris, Doug Powell, Mark Garbison, Dave Lebryk, Tim Balko. 104 — j y Basketball Crystal ball bounces in JV court Like an experienced gypsy gazing into a crystal ball, Junior Varsity Basketball Coach Fred Mitchell foresaw a good season for his team right from the start. Based on the fine effort put fourth in a summer training program, Mitchell predicted that his young Vikes would be a tough team to beat — and judging by their 16-4 record, one could easily agree with Mitchell, and perhaps advise him to consider joining up with a troupe of gypsies on the side. After losing three out of their first five starts, the JV ' s came back to win their last ten in a row, including 1. JV BASKETBALL TEAM — Front Row: Mike Jones. Gary Krueger, Jim Staton, Mike Brown. Brad Blastic, Dan Johnson. Steve Carichoff. Back Row: Mr. Fred Mitchell, coach, Doug Powell, Rick Elliott. Jerry Gott, Eugene O ' Neil, Rob Daniel. 2. Rob Daniel gains control of the ball during the early seconds of the Merrillville game. 3. Caught off guard by a quick fake, a Pirate player allows a pass from Gary Krueger to get between his arms. 4. Sticking to his average of 14 points per game, Brad Blastick easily reaches up to put another ball through. an exciting 55-52 victory over Lafayette Jefferson. Archrival Chesterton was another victim of the Vikings’ crushing pass and run, motion offense, falling 61-31 to the young but powerful attack. Scoring an average of 14 points per game, junior Brad Blastic led the Big Green Machine with a total of 275 points. Other standouts included 6’3” junior Rick Elliot, who ripped down 120 rebounds and sophomore Gary Krueger who chalked up 48 assists. Though starting out with a handicap always makes things harder, it often serves as an incentive, an added reason to make the other guy look smaller. Such was the case with Coach Lew Rhinehart ' s Sophomore Basketball Team, who — though often forced to play more experienced JV teams — wound up the season with a respectable 9-7 record. Rhinehart’s seventh year as coach of the youngest Viking cagers also produced several outstanding individual records. These included Doug Powell’s record-smashing 147 points for the season and Mark Garbison’s team-leading 108 rebounds. J.V. Basketball ' Super ' -iority nets ' Queens a winner Faster than a speeding basketball, more powerful than a determined dribler, able to stuff basketballs in a single bound. It’s the Boston Celtics. It’s the Chicago Bulls. No! IT’S THE VIQUEEN BASKETBALL TEAM! Mild-mannered students at VHS live a quiet life in the small but thriving metropolis of Valparaiso, where they go about getting an education for future goals Never for a moment do they suspect that a small, elite group of them lead double lives by seeing to it that the fine tradition of ballplaying at VHS is carried on by the Girls’ Basketball Team. Behind this scheme was mastermind Mr. Dale Ciciora and his able-bodied assistant Mrs. Lori Woycik. The 76-77 season was Ciciora’s first with the Viqueens following his retirement as head boys’ varsity mentor. Although his players didn’t jump out of 100-story buildings wearing blue suits and red capes, they did battle to a 12-4 season record and a third-place finish in the conference. Using the powerful attack of the pass and run, motion offense that VHS is noted for, the Viqueens easily rolled over previously once-beaten Highland 56-41 in the team’s best performance of the year. Senior Michelle Ford led the team with 136 rebounds and 183 points. 106 — Girl’s Basketball Crowrl Point MunstS Kwulk M C Rogers Calumet Hobart Merrillville Highland 26 5 40 40 61 2 33 35 33 11 40 7 V 19 32 31 40 18 22 33 49 34 29 30 3 30 1. JUNIOR VARSITY GIRLS ' BASKETBALL TEAM: Front Row: Jody Edgecomb, Katie Hay, Leigh Stokes, Connie Martin, Bretta Wagner, Chris Strohl, Daralee Miller. Back Row: Vikki Fifield, Carrie Huston, Judy Herren, Debbie Lahti, Anne Rose, Rorrie Raelson, Judi Edgecomb. Belinda Watts, Joann Helms, Sue Grahm, Missy Rhinehartz. 2. Making another shot to reenforce her position as third leading scorer, Linda Glusac puts one through for another two points. 3. In the quick style for which she is noted, All-Conference Honorable Mention Pat Stipp attempts a jump shot. 4. One of the team ' s most improved players, sophomore Anne Rose blocks another shot by opposing players. 5. VARSITY GIRLS ' BASKETBALL TEAM — Front Row: Kim Canada. Pat Stipp. Carol Rough, Kathy McKibben, Tina Pullins, Cindy Risk Back Row: Carolyn Galloway. Cindy Errichiello, Jan Lohmeyer. Michelle Ford, Aileen Buckley, Clarissa Hansen, Barb Goodrich, Sherri Cannon, Linda Glusac. 6. In addition to being a Channel 50 player of the week in January and a scholarship winner, senior Michelle Ford is also a tough forward to defend. Girls ' Basketball — 107 3 Green Machine derails in last lap Imagine for a moment that you are A.J. Foyt attempting an unprecedented fourth win at the Indianapolis 500. You ' re in the lead by two laps and everything is going your way, but then . . . PING — a rod blown! As you head toward the pit, you think about the futility of defeat. That’s the way the Big Green Machine felt as its three-year reign came to an abrupt halt at the hands of the Merrillville Pirates, who robbed the Vikes of their chance to win a second consecutive triple A crown. Dreams of repeated glory faded as time eroded from the clock and Merrillville stopped the Vikes dead in their tracks 35-14. But prior to the Merrillville fiasco, ten unfortunate teams crumbled like crackers against the mighty strength of the single-wing attack led by seniors Chuck Oliver and Jack Wellsand, and junior Brian Balboa. Under the leadership of co- captains John Goodnow and Steve Lethen, the Munster Mustangs fell first in the season opener. Repeating last year’s antics by lagging 14-0 in the first quarter, VHS rallied past Munster and held on to win 28-21. The next six games were smooth sailing for the Vikings as no team posed a serious threat to their year, twelve thousand spectators jammed into the Merrillville stadium to witness the Vikings ' regular season victory over the eventual state champs. The 21-14 barnburner was captured on a one-yard plunge by tailback Chuck Oliver in the last 32 seconds of play. Highlighting the defensive performance of the season, Valpo blanked Hobart 24-0 in the last game of the regular season. VARSITY FOOTBALL W ' s OPP VHS Munster ,1 21 28 Crown Point 21 41 Portage 6 23 Gary Roosevelt 12 38 Chesterton 16 30 Michigan City Rogers 15 47 LaPorte 2 41 Merrillvill T 14 21 Plymouth 12 20 Hobart v 0 24 Sectionals Merrillville 35 14 CD 1. With the help of a crucial block by pulling guard Chuck Neuschaffer, All-American Chuck Oliver sweeps around end. 2. VARSITY FOOTBALL TEAM — Front Row: Greg Kenworthy, Brian Hittinger. Joe Emig, Tim Crowley, Mark Errichiello, Mike Martin, Jeff Zulich, Bruce Birke. Arden Anderson, Willie King, Fred Koberna, Don Raschke, Randy Robinson, Jack Schroeder, Mark Stasierowski, Eric Choker, Mr. Pat Murphy, Mr. Robert Stoltz. Second Row: Jay McDaniels, Joe Feola, Cliff Olszewski, Keith Gesse. Scott Lambert, Butch Graham, Bob Scott, Dave McDowell. Greg Trowbridge, Dan Daly, Brian Doane. Don Maiers, Tom Velchek, Jack Wellsand, Brian Balboa. Doug Howard. Paul Furman, David Hernanxez. Third Row: Troy Albert, Kurt Ohler, Wayne Swanson, Mark Davidson, Wade Bergslien, Chuck Myers. Jeff Snodgrass, Kurt Gesse. Ron Aytes, Brad Smith, Dave Butterfield, Steve Lethen, John Goodnow, Rick Hill, Chuck Oliver, Rich Geiselman, Mark Albers, Tim Copsy, Chuck Neuschaffer, Tim Kennedy, Kyle Shortridge. Rod Moore. Mr. Tom Stokes Back Row: Mark Koenig, Al Kukulies. Don Gilger, Warren Webb. Jeff Harrington, Tom Lichtenberger, Kurt Sorenson, Brian Steckler, Jay Cruz, Andy Wright, Jeff Gebhardt, Mike Bozarth, Rich Schroeder, Dave Berge, Doug Greaves. Bob King, Steve Shevick, Tom Karcher. Mr. Fred Mitchell, Mr. Mark Watts, Mr. Chuck Stanier. Mr. Sid Reggie. 3. Carrying on the family tradition of weaving past the opposition, wingback Jack Wellsand heads toward open field. 4. Twisting a Merrillville back like a pretzel, Valpo ' s defense works together to prevent a Pirate touchdown. Varsity Football — 109 1. After many grueling hours spent in practice, Rob Daniels, Ed Ross, and Steve Plazony use the techniques learned to gain yardage for a touchdown. 2. On his way to completing 34 of 82 passes for the season, Rob Daniels searches for an open teammate. 3. With one man left to beat for a touchdown, Dave Lebryk makes a fine reception. 4. Overcoming the obstacles of two defensive backs, wide receiver Davy Lebryk succeeds in catching another pass. 5 JUNIOR VARSITY FOOTBALL TEAM — FRONT ROW: Brian Schroeder, Alan Parker, Andy Upton, Keith Wilson, Ken Grindlay, Lonnie Soliday, Corby Leininger, Dan Long, Manager Craig Kenworthy. SECOND ROW: Tim Balko. Mike Douglas, Jim Stanton, Kevin Brophy, Mark Luther. Fred Pittman, Steve Carichoff, Jim Strehler, Mike Jones. Steve Siar, Dave Lebryk. Dave Marshall. Jeff Susdorf. THIRD ROW: Coach Mr. Sid Reggie. Tim Deiotte. Mitch Merle, Steve Plazony. Cliff Kissinger, Dale Gilger, Dean Nightengale. Matt Lux, Rob Daniel, Ray Kluth, Keith Domke, Brian Dogan, Tim Bolde, Coach Mr. Pat Murphy BACK ROW: Dan Johnson, Bryon Bell. Mike Brown, Jim Wells, Jim Dougherty, Ken Gesse. Kevin Roof, Bill Garpow, George Klein, Bob Welsh, Mike Pavlick, Greg Loeffler, Kurt Lightcap, Ed Ross. Junior Varsity Football OPP VHS Crown Point 12 28 Highland 20 34 Portage 12 35 Hobart 18 19 Chesterton 6 7 Michigan City Rogers 6 36 LaPorte 12 14 Merrillville 7 20 Season Record 8 wins — 0 losses Boy Wonders go Batman, the Cisco Kid, the Lone Ranger, and the VHS Varsity Football team are known to thousands of people for their outstanding feats, yet how often do you hear of the accomplishments of Robin, Tonto, Poncho, and this year’s Junior Varsity Football Team? Like these other loyal sidekicks, the sophomores were inspired by the actions of their talented partners. When Robin saw the great things Batman did, he wanted to follow Batman’s every action. When the sophomores saw the varsity team winning game after game both last year and this year, they realized they would have to live up to the upperclassmen’s standards in order to play on this team someday. Bound up with the VHS tradition of winning and under the supervision of coaches 8-0 on gridiron Sid Reggie and Pat Murphy, they went forward into the season and made a name for themselves with an unblemished 8-0 record. Although Mike Jones did not participate in football last year because of injury, he led the team in scoring with 13 touchdowns. His counterpart Rob Daniels weaved in and out of the grasps of the opposing defense to compile a total of ten touchdowns. While this year’s offense was scheming its way through the wall of opposing tacklers to score an average of 24 points per game, the sophomore defense held the opposition to an average of merely 12 points per game. Star Award recipient this year was Brad Blastic for his pass interceptions, blocked punts, and fumble recoveries. J.V. Football Gymnasts mint sweet season “It’s two mints in one!’’ says the advertisement for a popular breath mint guaranteed to make your mouth taste sweeter. Well, VHS’s Girls’ Gymnastics Team may not do much for your mouth, but it makes up for this lack by being three teams in one — with a sparkling drop of spirit added instead of retsyn. This year for the first time VHS competed with a full optional team in addition to squads at the beginning and intermediate levels. Coach Lorrie Walker’s pre-season decision to go with the full optional team more than paid off as the group captured both the sectional and regional titles as well as a fourth-place finish at state. A major factor in the young squad ' s success, according to Walker, was its developing team spirit. She noted also the difficulty of establishing such a rapport in a sport as individualized as gymnastics. Young but mighty, freshman Pam Harbold captured the all-around title on the beginning level for the Duneland Conference. Teammate Rickee Farrell won the same event in the optional division in both sectional and regional competition. X. In handstand position, sophomore optional all-around Lisa Silhavy stretches to vertical splits. 2. GIRLS ' GYMNASTICS TEAM — Front Row: Kim Dutcher, Kathy Stone. Renee Gathmann, Cindy Emig, Patchy Bartelmo, Laura Ventura. Second Row: Sue Goodenow, Kim Betz, Mary Mangel. Lisa Silhavy, Apryl Butt, Sharon Mammarella, Ann Lyons, Beth Dutcher Back Row: Coach Lorrie Walker, Penny Tirschman, Terri Oplinger, Lynn Grieger, Donna Downing, Rickee Farrell, Laura Nightingale. 3. Anticipating the upcoming meet against Hobart, Mary Mangel polishes her form on the balance beam. 4. Highest individual scorer for the VHS team, sophomore Rickee Farrell earned a first place in all-around at both Duneland Conference and sectional competition. 5. While performing in the intermediate floor exercise, four-year veteran Kathy Stone steps to carry out a side-handstand. 6. A first-year optional gymnast, junior Kim Betz begi ns to execute a side cartwheel on the balance beam. 112 — Girls’ Gymnastics Girls’ Volleyball Kouts w Munster L Gavit L Highland L W Morton w Gavit L Portage L LaPorte L Chesterton W M.C. Rogers L Merrillville L Hobart W Lowell W Crown Point L Calumet BVJ W Viqueens rise after slow start Like a grandmother who tried a new-fangled method but decided the old ways were better, Coach Doug McGriff’s Girls’ Volleyball Team began 1976 using a new offense but reverted back to former practices midway through the season. This added ingredient enabled the Viqueen loaf to rise and the team ended the season much better than it had started. Anticipating a successful season, team members started the year with high hopes, only to be disillusioned with their offensive difficulties. The switch in tactics bolstered waning spirits as well as the team ' s record, which stabilized at a respectable 13- 12 . According to Coach Doug McGriff, the Viqueens began making their own breaks with the new old offense as they learned how to place the ball. Serving and spiking were strong pluses for the girls, while problems with setting the ball slowed the team down. Two standouts in the Viqueen lineup were Michelle Ford and Sandy Honcher, who were named to the Duneland Conference team at the close of the season. 1. As Sheri Cannon spikes the ball over the net, Kathy McKibben, Ruth Bihlman, and Sandy Honcher anxiously look on. 2. Teamwork becomes an important aspect of the game as Kathy McKibben sets the ball up for another member to hit over. 3 VARSITY VOLLEYBALL TEAM: Front Row: Sandy Honcher, Sheri Cannon, Tena Arndt, Barb Kilgour, Michelle Ford. Monika Webber, Back Row: Becky Balko, Michelle McGaffick Ruth Bihlman, Carol Rough, Kathy McKibben, Tracy Newberry, Denise Bohlman, Coach Doug McGriff, 4. Using the many techniques taught during practice, Judi Edgecomb attempts to return the opponents’ service while Mary Shaffer looks on in anticipation. 5. Executing a bump, Michelle Ford sets the ball up to other teammates. 6 JUNIOR VARSITY TEAM: Front Row: Jan Lohmeyer, Aileen Buckley. Anne Rose, Kathy Krebs, Pat Lawford, Judi Edgecomb, Rorie Raelson Back Row: Coach Mrs. Lenore Hoffman, Chris Strohl, Leslie Olson, Jody Edgecomb. Leslie Fritts, Jody Cannon Mary Shaffer, Brigid Bartelmo. Girls ' Volleyball — ns Tankers dial-up a recordbreaker In addition to causing school closings, business cutbacks, and temperature dial-downs, this year’s somewhat less than pleasant winter also reaked havoc with the scheduling of athletic events and practices. But most teams managed to overcome these problems, and the VHS Boys’ Swim Team did it in grand style by compiling the best season in the school ' s history. Although the Vikes entered most meets as predicted losers, they continued to swim their best to prove these predictions wrong and won 11 out of 13 meets, thus convincing even the most die-hard skeptics of their capabilities. Individual leadership proved to be an asset as team members took it upon themselves to practice and encourage other swimmers. According to Coach Skip Bird the Vikes were not afraid to set goals and make commitments. This peer encouragement and strong depth were other factors adding to the development of the team as a whole as well as individual improvements. In addition to the record-breaking season, several individuals set records of their own to lengthen the Viking success story. Top-notch performances from Carl Neis, Seth Bretscher, and the relay team of Elliot Glynn, Tim Hannon, Guillermo Gutierrez all put new marks into the record books. 1. Keeping up with the Bretscher family tradition of swimmers, Seth and Nathan Bretscher attempt to cut their time with a long take off. 2. Prior to his team’s sectional competition. Coach Skip Bird gives Viking tankers one last pep talk and final instructions. 3. To assure himself of a better dive and a better score, sophomore Dave Dipert works on tucking up. 4. Knowing the value of a good warm-up, two- year letterman Glenn Hartman takes a lap of his specialty stroke, the butterfly. 116 — Boys’ Swimming 1 I BOYS ' SWIM TEAM — Front Row: Doug Farkus, Mike Garrett, Dave Dipert, Glenn Hartman, Fred Kendall, Carl Neis, Seth Bretscher. Second Row: Susan Lawrence, mgr.; Coach Skip Bird, Karen Ives, stats.; Paul Smith, Mark Mavity, Nathan Bretscher, Mark Marasco, Bill Thomas, Ken Evans, Dave Scott, Brian Tonner, Paul Sommers. Third Row: Mary Jean Vorwald, stats.; Linda Ellis, mgr.; Coach Tom Rice, Jim Matsey, Eric Charon, Dennis Novak, John Schmucker, Paul Anderson, Guillermo Gutierrez, Jeff Peterson, Greg Kenworthy, Mike Tonner. Back Row: Carlos Ramirez, Kelly Husarik, Bob Garrett, Elliot Glynn, Karl Keller, Mark Porter, Dave Ransom, Tim Hannon, Brian Sinclair, Richard Lundewall, Dave Wegerzyn, Gary Goodman. Boys ' Swimming — 117 Girls ' South Bend Merrillville Lowell Lafayette Merrillville Hammond Crown Point Portage Chesterton South Bend Riley Michigan City Rogers Munster Mishawaka Marion Highland Sectionals State VHS OPP 7th 101 114 101 111 106 126 2nd 118 — Girls’ Swimming Aquaqueens find ' Plains ' truth When President Jimmy Carter assumed office in January a new period of leadership had begun. The success of this transition period will depend upon the cooperation of all people concerned. On a somewhat smaller but nonetheless similar scale, the Girls’ Swim Team developed a positive and cooperative spirit that led them to an 11-3 season record. Like Carter, the Viqueens knew they would have to work together, combining old and new techniques to swim as well as possible. Though inexperience could have hindered a less talented group, the Viqueens and first-year coaches Tim Rice and Ann Davis decided early in the season that it was more fun to swim than sink. Excitement and spirits were high as the girls improved their own records and set 12 school and pool records as well. Ellie Sachs, Louise Neis, Carla Sommers, and Sue Poncher placed first in the 400 yard freestyle relay at the state meet in which the Viqueens placed in 10 other events and earned a seventh-place rating overall. 1. With a time of 1:13.80 in the 100 yard backstroke, Bekki Evans earned the seventh best time for that event in VHS girls ' swimming history. 2. Three-time letter winner and team co- captain Kellie Murphy practices with Mr. Rice to improve her diving. 3. Showing the form she used to earn a letter, Lisa Frost executes a forward summersault dive. 4. Determined to help her relay team clock a top score, Eileen Neis strives for quickness. 5. GIRLS ' SWIM TEAM — Front Row: Julie Ortega. Judy Rooney. Maragret Kendall. Apryl Butt, Dorothy Harms, Marcie Schultz, Karol Bailey, Ellie Sachs, Debbie Redman, Second Row: Sara Ramirez, Jackie Warwick, Julie Sachs, Sue Roberts, Kellie Murphy, Stephanie Fisher, Lisa Frost, Myrna Smith, Bekki Evans. Third Row: Sandy Agee, Kelly Bertholet, Pam Berkowski. Jean Carlson, Eileen Neis, Patty Lyons, Karen Baily, Julie Bickel, Sue Poncher, Louise Neis, Carla Summers. Miss Ann Davies, coach; Mr. Tom Rice, coach. 6. A newcomer to VHS in her senior year, Julie Sachs executes a reverse dive. Girls ' Swimming — 4 j.v. BASEBALL x OPP VHS Merrillville V 11 2 Munster Lake Central Portage 18 17 3 0 8 3 M.C. Rogers 6 7 Griffith 18 3 LaPorte 5 3 Hobart 7 5 Merrillville 7 6 Highland 7 8 Portage 8 3 Logansport 7 6 2 3 M.C. Rogers Tl ' 7 9 Chesterton 8 E.C. Roosevelt 10 8 LaPorte 14 11 Hobart 6 3 S.B. Clay 3 6 1 0 Doubleheade r Season Record : 4 Wins, 16 Losses 1. At the Merrillville season opener, first- year J.V. player Greg Winters follows through on his swing into left field. 2. Despite junior Paul Rettinger ' s fastball pitching, the Vikes fell to the strength of the Merrillville Pirates in the first game of the ' 77 season. 3. Preparing to slide, second-year team member Troy Albert attempts to reach third base before the Merrillville outfielder ' s throw. 4 J.V. BASEBALL TEAM — Front Row: Mark Luther, Jay Piatek, Greg Winters, Jon Gold. Erik Gustafson, Tony Claesgens. Second Row: Brian Dogan, Dennis Spoor, Paul Rettinger, Troy Albert, Bill Wright, Dave Lebryk, Andy Eldridge Back Row: Jeff Susfort, Ed Schnick, Jeff Morris, Rich Philip, Matt Lux, Roger Ruwersma, Craig Kenworthy, Steve Carichoff, Coach Charles Geiss. 5. In the team ' s only encounter against Munster, sophomore Dave Lebryk strides into the ball waiting for the pitch. JV ' s miss Daddy, training wheels Remember what it was like the first time you got on a bicycle — how your dad had to run along beside you because you were just a little bit tottery and kind of scared? That’s kind of the way it was for Coach Charles Geiss’ JV baseball players who found the going anything but smooth, and wound up the season with a disappointing 4-17 record. Though prior to the start of the season Geiss felt confident that his team would finish with a .500 record, his hopes were dashed when defensive difficulties failed to improve. Explained Geiss, “In high school ball, you lose if you’re weak on defense. After the pitching shaped up, the defense was still making costly errors. We almost always hit the ball well, but errors were costly.’ Though the season overall was less than outstanding, several key players developed to restore a measure of dignity to the team. Easily fitting Geiss’ description of him as " an all- around athlete,” Steve Carichoff led the team in hitting and RBI’s, as well as playing at pitcher, catcher, and center fielder. Dennis Spoor’s almost flawless performance at first base and his .340 batting average made him another key player, while second baseman Jay Piatek excelled as both lead-off hitter and a quick base stealer. J.V. Baseball « • • 1. VARSITY BASEBALL TEAM — Front Row: Keith Gesse, John Goodenow, Greg Kenworthy, Tom Dobbins, Mike Rinchak, Mark Albers, Mike Fetla, Al Kukulies, Mike Bozarth. Back Row: Greg Elliott, Fred Koberna, Jeff Gebhardt, Mark Koenig, Coac h Pat Murphy, Dan Lund, Mark Davidson, Butch Peterson, Dave Marshall, Randy Kueck. 2. To keep a baserunner from straying off second, catcher Greg Kenworthy fakes a throw to second base. 3. As a Merrillville runner slides into third, baseman Fred Koberna awaits the throw from right field. 4. Opening the 1977 season against the Merrillville Pirates, hurler Dan Lund winds up for the first pitch of the game. 5. Pinch runner Randy Kueck checks the signs for possible changes in game strategy as he leads off third base. VARSITY Merrillville Plymouth Portage M.C. Griffith LaPorte BASEBALL VMS 1 0 4 2 — Varsity Baseball Baseballers can’t cut gold record Gyrating across the stage in a gold-studded jumpsuit, the dark-haired hip-hugging superstar of rock and roll belted out one ot his most phe- nomenal and sensuous hits: “I ' m in love — I’m all shook up!” he sang to the throng of dazed females at his feet . . . Well, Coach Pat Murphy and his Varsity Baseball squad may not have worn gold-studded jumpsuits and prob- ably won’t make millions of dollars off their hits, but they definitely share in Elvis’ feeling of being “all shook up. " Unfortunately, they weren’t shaken up by love. Their somewhat unsettled feelings were due to an up-down, back- and-forth performance record which led them to a 14-18 season. Spectators found it hard to be- lieve that the same team who pitch- ed a no-hitter to LaPorte — and still lost the game — exploded for seven runs in the last inning to defeat Gary Roosevelt 8-7. And to add still more interest to an already suspense- ful story, the Vikings defeated La- Porte a few weeks later in a rematch. This time the Big Green Machine came back from a 6-0 deficit to de- feat the defending state champions 10-9. In defense of his team’s incon- sistent performance, Coach Murphy explained, " We play one of the toughest schedules in the state, with three of the Duneland Conference teams rated in the top ten of the state.” This fact, paired with the loss of several team members due to injuries and training violations, was no doubt responsible for the on- again-off-again performance of the squad. But in spite of the difficulties, the team kept bouncing back to chalk- up some noteworthy victories. In doubleheader action, the Vikes whipped a highly-rated Michigan City Marquette team 3-2 and 6-4, and split a pair with Logansport, one of central Indi- ana’s strongest teams. Trackmen not last or least in race “May I have your attention for the afternoon announcements?” bellowed a mysterious voice from above. “Post prom tickets must be bought by 2:30 this afternoon in the main office . . . Tickets for Baccalaur- eate and Graduation may be picked up tomorrow in the office . . . Last night the Boys ' Track Team, coach- ed by Sam Rasmussen and Mark Watts, closed out its season with an exceptional 40-9-1 record and a second place in the Duneland Confer- ence ... Thank you, good afternoon.” Though often overlooked in the frantic final days of spring, a large, versatile group of boys got together and pounded out a rather impressive record for the Boys ' Track Team this season. Outstanding individual performan- ces highlighted the year as several boys went undefeated in their special- ty areas. Junior Tim Crowley fini- shed the season with an unblemished record in the pole vault and a best effort of 13’6”. Co-captain Don Raschke also went unbeaten in the discus with a high toss of 151 feet, 10 inches and finished the season with a 5-1 record in the shot put. At the Valpo Relays in May, co- captains Raschke and Don Maiers shattered a record with their com- bined discus throw of 291 feet. Their joint effort helped enable the Vikes to capture first place over seven other teams. 1. Imitating the Fosburg Flop method, Scott Rienhertz strains to clear the bar. 2. Undefeated senior Don Raschke demonstrates the form needed to capture the Duneland Conference shotput title. 3. Teeth clenched, senior Don Maiers hurls a throw of 280 feet, 10 inches to break the Valpo Relay discus record. 4. Although able to reach a height of 13 ' 6 " in the pole vault, junior Tim Crowley departs from his speciality and placed first in a 100 yard dash heat. 5. Boys ' Track Team — Front Row: John Eicher, Mike Polite. Pat Noonon, Dale Gilber, John Hawkins, Tim Hartwig, Bob Welsh, Craig Bixler, Curt Holbrook, Mike Jones. Second Row: Dan Johnson, Tim Crowley, Joel Brown, Don Gilger, Bill Chaney, Steve Lethen, Rick Popp, Dave Dipert, Tim Balco. Tim Lichtenberger, Kyle Shortridge. Third Row: Ray Kluth, Ken Grindlay, Tom Velchek, Don Raschke, Kurt Lightcap, Dave Gertsmaier, Jim Gillium, Kevin Root, Andy Wright, Rick Hill, Mr. Mike Bognov, ass ' t. coach Back Row: Mr. Sam Rassmusen, Harry Kuhl, Scott Rienhertz, Bob Hart, Jerry Hart, Mark Garbison, Matt Nagel, Don Maiers. Dave Wegrzyn, Mr. Mark Watts, ass ' t. coach. Not pictured: Mr. Tom Rice, ass ' t. coach. Boys’ Track — 125 1 GIRLS ' TRACK TEAM — Front Row: Ruth Bihlman, Carol Stempora, Jody Edgecomb, Kim Betz, Daralee Miller, Bridget Bartelmo, Janice Brooks, Margo Woodruff, Connie Martin, Sue Niland, Carrie Wehling, Michelle Oaras. Second Row: Mrs. Lorrie Walker, ass’t. coach; Beth Dutcher, Sandy Honcher, Missy Reinhertz, Becky Redleman, Terry Oplinger, Terry Dombrowski, Julie Veatcn, Leigh Stokes, Amy Green, Cheryl Tucker, Laura Clauss, Jeanine Choker, Jean Hines. Back Row: Karol Bailey, Cheryl Cole, Jeanine Hagstrom, Jan Pearson, Karen Bittorf, Shari Frazee, Cindy Errichiello, Aileen Buckley, Caroline Dupes, Sherry Priano. Joanne Helmes. Barb Raber, Louise Neis, Myrna Smith, Coach Nancy Walsh! Crown Munster G. ortage ChMtarton Sectionals Coni 2. Determined to add inches to her distance, Bridgid Bartelmo leaps high to improve her long jump mark. 3. A recordsetter In the shotput, Louise Neis works to improve on her mark of 33 feet, 9V4 inches. 4. With a best time of 12.3 seconds in the hurdles, senior Jan Pearson strives to pick up speed over each one. 5. In a successful attempt to break the school record in the 220, Terry Oplinger leans forward to break the string first and clock the best possible score. 6. Polishing the techniques which gained her a second place in the conference meet, Missy Reinhertz puts In some time at the high jump bar during practice. Ratings reveal full track record Okay. So Barbara Walters’ million dollar contract with ABC did set a record — she’s still behind Walter Cronkite in the part of the game that counts in broadcasting: ratings. The story was the same for the Vi- queen Track Team: the girls set the records, but their 7-5 season and third-place finish in the conference weren ' t quite enough to establish them as the undisputed queens of fe- male pavement pounders. Setting new marks did go a long way toward spicing up the already better-than-average season, as four old Viqueen marks were erased. A time of :52.4 in the 440 relay shat- tered the standing record, while the 880 team’s fast clip of 1:50 also went down as a Viqueen superlative. In individual performances, junior Terry Oplinger broke her own record in the 220 dash with a time of :27, and sophomore Louise Neis hurled the shot put a record distance of 33 feet, 8 inches. An exciting 57-49 win over LaPorte also went down in the Viqueen record books, as the Slicers eventually went on to capture the Duneland Con- ference Crown. The girls also per- formed well in a 55-44 victory over the always tough Gary West Side team. Awards at the end of the season went to Sandy Honchar as the team’s Most Valuable Player, Terry Oplinger as Top Track Woman, and junior Cindy Errichiello as Top Field Woman. Girls ' Track —127 Girls not just puttering around Though hardly as ego-boosting as the five-digit crowds who have watched VHS football games, the excitement of watching girls’ sports develop has definitely caught on for VHS’s female athletes. Spurred on by tough competition from teammates and up-and-coming opponents, the Girls ' Golf Team compiled a phenomenal 11-1 record, marred only by a one-stroke loss to LaPorte. By virtue of their second- place finish at sectionals, the girls qualified for the state tournament at Yorktown, where they finished in thirteenth place. At the close of the Viqueens’ best- ever season, senior Kellie Murphy and junior Karen Marencik were named to the Duneland All- Conference Team. Marencik also received the Most Valuable Player award. Though bad weather hampered his team’s early season, Coach Steve Doak ' s Viqueen netters overcame a shortened conditioning program and rained-out matches to come up with a shortened conditioning program and rained-out matches to come up with another excellent record. Propelled by tri-captains Sheri Cannon, Carol Rough, and Sharon Gold, the team lobbed in a 12-1 season which included close-match victories over South Bend Adams, Crown Point, and Merrillville, and a first place in sectionals. Pe MU Opponent Michigan dry listen,, Ms ■Andrean Munster n.iuioaii muiititn Ytf 1 j ' ■ Portage w LaPorte Chesterton Michigan City Rogers Merrillville Sectional State Season Record: 11 Wins — 1 Loss L W W w 2nd 13th 128 — Girls’ Tennis Golf 1. Her concentration focused on the ball, medalist junior Karen Marencik tees-off against her New Prairie opponent. 2 VARSITY TENNIS TEAM — Carol Rough, Michele McGaffic, Tracy Newberry, Karen Marencik, Jody Cannon, Coach Steve Doak, Kellie Murphy, Sue Hickey, Sheri Cannon, Sharon Gold, Julie Sachs. 3 GIRLS ' GOLF TEAM — Barb Higgins, Cathy Pavacik, Mary Vondran, Kara Moseley, Clarissa Hansen, Shannon Murphy, Kellie Murphy, Cindy Risk, Susan Roberts. Karen Marencik, Nancy Jennings. Coach Elaine Clark. 4. J.V. TENNIS TEAM — Front Row: Donna Raymond, Chris Evans, Cyndi Huseman, Nancy Oliver, Cathy Raymond. Back Row: Sue Hines, Kathy Krebs, Carrie Houston, Shannon Murphy, Nancy Tiebert, Jojo Trapp, Coach Judy Lebryk. 5. Charging the net to reach her opponent ' s shot, freshman Jojo Trapp attempts to put it away for the JV Viqueens. 6. Four-year veteran and first-ranked varsity netter Sheri Cannon returns a baseline drive with a forehand stroke. Girls ' Tennis Golf — 129 130 1. Ready to tee off, Jim Schemehorn pauses briefly to make sure ball and club are lined up correctly. 2 BOYS’ GOLF TEAM — Front Row: Jeff Jackson, Mike Smith, Jim Schemehorn, Shannon Kingsbury. Back Row: Tim McFadden, Jim Stanton, Dave Lowe, Gary Krueger, Jim Ficken. 3. Having mastered all of the basic skills, number-one golfer Gary Krueger swings through a near-perfect shot. 4. Second-year letterman Jim Stanton patiently waits for the fairway to clear before teeing off. 5. Sophomore varsity golfer Jeff Jackson keeps an eye on his putt hoping it will drop for a birdie. H© 7f ©OILIF VJB r . v. BOW 01 VHS Hobart Portage LaPorte Chester! Merrlllvl Munster Merrlllv Hoba’ Andrean Portage LaPorte Hammond Cli| Boone Grove Chestertonjff Elston M M.C. R Calu Merrillville Season Record Lo 1 Sectional Regional Young touch taps in a winner " Youth” is one of those marvelously abstract terms that everyone over the age of 35 seems to long for and everyone under the age of 35 longs to be rid of. No one is ever completely satisfied with his age at any given moment, but for this year’s Boys ' Golf Team, youth proved to be a great asset instead of an awkward liability or merely a distant memory. Led by sophomore Gary Krueger, the scrappy young team blasted out an overall record of 17 wins and 12 losses. Krueger, already in his second year on both the varsity and Duneland All-Conference Teams, was consistently the team ' s lowest scorer. He was joined regularly by seniors Dave Lowe and Craig Cassidy on the five-man varsity squad. Casting an eye on the future, Coach Robert Cain was thoroughly pleased with the performance of his young players. The boys came up with solid scores under great pressure in matches against Michigan City Rogers and Merrillville. They also scored an outstanding 297 strokes in a match with Chesterton and split two ninehole matches with last year’s state champion, LaPorte. Boys’ Golf — 131 MEMO To: Pepclubbers, Sportheads, Cheerleaders, and Vikettes From: the VHS Student Body Now that all of this year’s athletic battles have been fought, it would be appropriate to take a moment to thank you for the endless time and energy you put forth to bolster school spirit. Under the leadership of president Beth Vondran, vice president Faith Marasco, and sponsor Mrs. Pat Rhinehart, this year’s Pep Club did a superb job of organizing the Homecoming Dance, sockhops, bakesales, carwashes, and seeing to it that houses, hallways, and lockerrooms were decorated prior to games. Ticket sales and club dues provided the financial backing needed for these activities, but Pep Club operated on a rather tight budget this year. To complicate matters further, the growing number of girls’ sports added to the group ' s spirit duties. But like the U.S. economy and a good car, you and your enthusiasm always bounced back. Some of you gave up time in the summer to attend spirit camps, other sacrificed hours every day to be in Vikettes, and no one can even estimate how much time you devoted to baking and decorating. This is just to let you know that we aren’t really quite as ungrateful as we must seem at times . . . thanks. Sincerely, VHS Students 1. VIKETTES — Front Row; Terri Schroeder, Erin Murray, Nancy Cruz, Jill Bell, Maureen Casey, Donna Downing, Lori Corteau, Beth Vondran, Second Row: Mary Karcher, Tammy Montgomery, Laura Strimbu, Carol Wegerzyn, Mary Straka, Michelle Daras, Debbie Hendrixson, Diane Grieger, Julie Veatch, Terri Barnhart, Toni Hackett, Sharon Mead, Mary Beth Hall, Beth Dutcher, Bonnie Jarrart. 2. Practicing one of the Vikettes ' halftime routines, Terri Schroeder dances to " Ease on Down the Road.” 3. As the seconds tick by with the Vikes losing to Boone Grove during sectional play, cheerleader Mike Giacobbe anxiously looks on. 4. To encourage the enthusiasm and participation of fans at football games, JV cheerleaders lead the crowd in a cheer. 5. VARSITY CHEERLEADERS — Front Row: Rich Phillip, Mike Giacobbe. Second Row: Nancy Dixon, Penny Tirschman, Linda Parker. Third Row: Karen Brophy, Leslie Higgins. Back Row: Michelle McGaffic. 6. JV CHEERLEADERS — Front: Donna Ramond. Second Row: Nancy Oliver, Molly Doughtery, Barb Raber. Third Row: Kim Nuppnau. Back: Cyndi Huseman. 132 — Spirit f Five minutes in between each class — that makes 25 minutes a day. Plus half an hour for lunch f and whatever you can manage to squeeze in before 8:00. f '■ That's about all the time during the school day that f you can claim as your own. and even that can dwindle away f pretty quickly if you're the type who does a fourth-hour as- f signment during the third-hour break f Those little moments occur over and over again in the three years a student spends at VHS. They get to be so routine that at f times they almost become meaningless, but. looking back, those brief f encounters and hurried bits of conversation comprise a large part of what is really worth remembering about high school ... "Oh. my God. I'll bet it's snowed another six inches in the last five minutes. Maybe they'll let us out at noon ..." "They’re having dancing girls at the disco tonight?!? Of course. I'm going'" "I feel so gross. Let’s just skip econ today, okay?" "Look, I get out of school at noon, so you could get in my trunk, and we could just sorta leave, ya know?" "This stupid locker is so daggone stubborn! Listen, you creep, open up or I'll kick you In the " "Hey. did you see that new chick in algebra today?" "Wait a second — don’t cry. I love you ..." "Praise the Lord! It's warm outside! I thought spring would never come ..." . "Only nineteen and a half days left 'til graduation. Nineteen and a ..."Superintendent R. James Risk SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS — Mr. Robert Malackowski, Mr. Charles Bowman, Mr. James Christy, Mrs. Bonnie Albert, Dr. Robert Koenig. 136 — Administration Admini- stration Filling one bill, paying another Principal Garth Johnson “Attention — Top administration post for one who qualifies: Must hire personnel, be responsible for developing a strong curriculum and handling public relations, especially with high school students. Must also see that students follow attendance policies, and offer an exciting extracurricular program. Must be willing to work many evenings and Saturdays. Few fringe benefits. One month summer vacation. Apply at f f If you wanted to fill the above job, you’d either need the bionic man or VHS principal Garth Johnson. Before the school year begins, Mr. Johnson must round up a strong teaching staff, and plan a curriculum that is both educational and interesting for students. Then in September he works about nine hours a day, overseeing the school and maintaining good public relations with students, teachers, and the Valparaiso public. Mr. Johnson also attends most of the school’s extracurricular activities. Assistant principals C.J. Doane and James McMichael assist Mr. Johnson with his duties. Mr. Doane also serves as the school ' s athletic director, and finds his best relaxation from his job in the VHS pool, where he swims every morning before school. Mr. McMichael serves as student attendance supervisor and is also in charge of VHS ' s summer school program. X. In addition to his duties as Guidance Director, Mr. Don Dick supervises Exploratory Teaching. 2. In its second year at VHS, Guidance Counselor Mr. Jack Hildreth is in charge of the high school ' s daily prayer meetings. 3. Guidance Counselor Mrs. Elaine Clark divides her time between advising students and coaching the Girls ' Golf Team. 4. In her second year as a guidance counselor at VHS, Mrs. Marcy Tomes is in charge of the Guidance Department ' s curriculum program. 5. Senior Willie King looks through college materials while guidance secretary Mrs. Marilyn Hayes offers some suggestions. rs. Diape Kucinski treasurer Guidance gizmos: crystal balls -- minus the gypsy “You’ve been briefed on the proper procedures, you have all the necessary resources — the files, the view deck, and the new microfilm. Just remember — you are the only one who can make the decisions. We can counsel you if you have questions, but you ' re really on your own. Good luck.” The above conversation was not that of a top-level CIA agent instructing an espionage prodigy, but rather a dramatization to show that guidance counseling at VHS has advanced with the times. VHS guidance counselors offer three years of career and curriculum advice to all students, as well as personal counseling if a student requests it. But the department also offers another dimension that gives students a chance to explore on their own. With mechanical “counselors” students can investigate possibilities of utilizing their talents and interests in a career, as well as where and what kind of training to obtain. The newest feature of the Guidance Department is a microfilm reserve with college bulletins from all over the country. It allows students to get a brief overview of everything from academic offerings to social activities for almost any college quickly and easily. Another helpful guidance gadget is the view deck, which can show students how to pick both a career and a college by personalities, preferences, and academic and social interests. Career files are also available to help students get the feel of careers that they may be interested in. Written by professionals in each field, they suggest the types of academic or vocational training needed, job possibilities, average salaries, and what duties the jobs would entail. Secretaries — 139 Faculty A test: VHS teachers are a) all of the of the above: c) both a and b above; b) none " Hey Bill! You want a ride home? " “Sure, but I’ve got to go to my locker first. C’mon. " " Who do you have for math, Mr Pritchett or Mr. Maiers? I have Mr. Pritchett and I lost my homework assignment.” " I have Mr. Maiers, the Exchange Club sponsor, but I can get it for you tonight when I go to Jazz Band practice. Mr. Pritchett is director.” " That will be great. Thanks. Do you have Mr. Boyle, the new chemistry teacher this semester? " “Uh-huh, and I like him. You should take chemistry with him next year. Hey, you were on the football team — who’s the new assistant coach that the girls think is so cute? He’s my PE teacher this nine weeks.” " That’s Mr. Watts. Wow! Who’s that lady jogging down the hall?” " That’s Mrs. Lebryk. I had her for mythology last semester. She ' s a real physical fitness nut!” " Jan told me that she has Mr. Miller for Government and she’s afraid of him because he whacks kids with a stick when they’re talking.” " I had him for Russia and the Middle East last year and I really liked mm. And you can tell Jan that he only hits kids when they need it!” “Okay. Are you gonna ski tonight?” " No, I have to work. But I went last week. You should have seen all those teachers falling down the slopes. Mr. Johnson seemed to be the only one who knew what he was doing. Hey, are you about ready to go? I’m gonna be late for work!” “Yea, let ' s go. I think I’ll go out for diving team this year. My art teacher Mr. Rice is the new coach this year and he told me ... ” Mrs. Lori Alt English Mr. Kurt Anderson art photo club sponsor Miss Gloria Arvay English, journalism Valenian adviser quill and scroll Mr. Ben Austin physics Mrs. Cheryl Bagnall home economics Mrs. Anne Baker social studies Mr. Charles Bird English boys ' swim coach Mrs. Mary Edna Bowman Latin Mr. Bill Boyle physics, chemistry Miss Elizabeth Brown media specialist Mr. Bernard Butt choir Mr. Robert Cain art boys’ golf coach 140 — Faculty Mr. Vic Charlson industrial arts Mr. Dale Ciciora social studies, health girls ' varsity basketball coach Mrs. Katherine Clark English Mr. H.G. Collins English boys ' varsity basketball coach, boys’ cross country coach Mrs. Sally Cunningham] German vikette sponsor Mr. Steve Doak business DECA sponsor varsity tennis coach Mr. Glen Ellis math intramural basketball Mr. Bruce Folbrecht electronics VICA sponsor Mr. Charles Geiss Spanish, French boys’ j.v. baseball coach Mr. Dean Gerber learning center director Mrs. Cathy Grove social studies YARC co-sponsor Mr. Jerry Hager PVE coordinator boys ' j.v. tennis coach Mrs. Elizabeth Hall English Mrs. Jean Heckman English student council sponsor Mrs. Judy Henderson home economics Mrs. Doris Hildreth health services school nurse Faculty 141 Mrs. Lenore Hoffman English v-teens sponsor Mr. Frank Horvath drafting VICA sponsor Mr. Shelley Hugus vocational machines trades Mr. James Hunn chemistry Miss Nancy Hutton social studies foreign exchange club co-sponsor Mrs. Vela Johnson business Mr. Gary Kineer electricity Mrs. Irene Krausbeck business Mrs. Ruth Laube business Mr. Lance Leach business intramural skiing co- sponsor Mrs. Judith Lebryk English intramural tennis girls’ j.v. tennis coach Miss Susan Lindenmeyer PVE YARC co-sponsor Mr. Wesley Maiers math foreign exchange club co-sponsor Mrs. Kathy Miinch home economics Mr. Martin Miller social studies Mr. Paul Miller life science nature study area director 142 -Faculty Faculty- 14 3 Mr. Robert Miller band Mr. Fred Mitchell English ass t varsity basketball coach, ass ' t varsity Football coach Mr. Steve Morgan social studies wrestling coach Mr. Patrick Murphy social studies ass ' t varsity football coach, varsity baseball coach Mrs. Alice Noble speech drama club sponsor Ms. Margaret Phillips English foreign exchange club co-sponsor Mr. John Pinkerton English Mrs. Clare Pokorny math Mr. Dan Pritchett math, band jazz ensemble Mrs. Lois Quinn business Mr. Sam Rasmussen physical education boys ' track and field coach Mr. Sid Reggie social studies j.v. football coach Mr. Lew Rhinehart German NHS sponsor, boys’ sophomore basketball coach Mrs. Patricia Rhinehart German cheerleader sponsor, pep club sponsor Faculty In a demonstration for VHS divers, first- year coach Mr. Tom Rice stretches up into pike position. Mr. Kevin Rhode industrial arts Mr. Robert Rhoda industrial arts VICA sponsor Mr. Tim Rice art girls ' swim coach Mr. Byron Rigg science, shop math Mr. Bryce Rohn business Mr. Don Scott math Mrs. Cynthia Stalbaum business OEA sponsor Mr. Charles Stanier social studies ass ' t. varsity football coach Faculty Staff Mr. Tom Stokes health, drivers education head football coach Mr. Virgil Sweet physical education intramural sponsor Mrs. Lorrie Walker physical education gymnastics coach Mr. Mark Watts physical education ass ' t. varsity football coach Miss Nancy Walsh physical education girls ' athletic director, girls ' track and field coach Mrs. Bonnie Weber Spanish, French foreign language club sponsor Miss Linda White math intramural skiing club co-sponsor CAFETERIA STAFF: Front Row: Mrs. B. Ingram, Mrs. S. Leininger, Miss S. Cheek, Mrs. J. Taylor. Mrs. H. Cook, Mrs. R. Tucker. Second Row : Mrs. L. Swickard, Mrs. P. Watson, Mrs. S. Cole. Back Row: Mrs. W. Luther, Mrs. J. Stombaugh. Mrs. V. Breen, Mrs. J. Richardson, Mrs. K. Troman. Mrs. M. Herman. Faculty If ya wanna spend the bread -make the dough ‘‘Hey, wanna go out tonight?” ‘‘Can’t — gotta work.” “Oh. How about tomorrow night?” “Sorry, but I’m working Friday, Saturday, and Sunday this weekend.” “Oh ... " Sad as it may seem, many a stu- dent has been forced to sacrifice a bit of his social life for the sake of his work schedule. Of al- most 1000 students surveyed by the VHS News Bureau in April, only 185 stated that they did not and never had worked — and most of the work- ing students had year-round jobs while only a small percentage worked for limited time spans such as summers and Christmas rush. According to one year-round worker, the advantages and freedom of having his own money far out- weighed any disadvantages posed by working during the school year. He added that his part-time job was also preparing him for what he eventually planned to make his ca- reer, and that his schedule was so flexible that he didn’t mind work- ing for slightly lower wages. The job hunt itself is the ma- jor obstacle for many prospective part-timers, because the majority of students have not been trained in a trade and have no profess- ional skills. Many turn to one of Valparaiso ' s restaurants or fast- food chains and find work as wait- resses, cooks, busboys, and dishwashers. Department stores also hire large numbers of high school stu- dents for stock and cashier work, but job competition in the area is usually fierce. Most job hun- ters end up making the rounds more than once, going through the trauma of interviews, applications, and pounding the pavement many times before managing to land a job. " I’ve given up,” grumbled one unsuccessful job seeker. “I’m convinced that the only way you can get a job around here is to know someone who can get you on somewhere.” But most of the student workers surveyed said that they had found their jobs on their own, without obtaining help from friends or relatives. Some students willing to do a little driving and a lot of work found jobs outside of Valparaiso. About 11% surveyed said that they worked outside of the city, most being involved in farm work, or at Merrillville’s Southlake Mall. A few others relied on their ingenuity to come up with their jobs such as typing for Val- paraiso University students, or caring for pets and plants for traveling neighbors and friends. And, of course, many female stu- dents opted for the job that is considered the teenage mainstay: babysitting. Service-oriented jobs have al- so gained popularity with VHS students. Some students work as aids, orderlies, kitchen assis- tants, and receptionists in Por- ter Memorial Hospital and in the area’s three nursing homes. “It sounds kind of corny,” admitted one nursing home aid, “but I feel like I’m doing something worthwile. The money involved comes in second.” 146 — Feature Seniors Er-r-r, uh gee, so what’s next? ‘‘Look, I got a car, a job, a girlfriend, and one or two classes that I go to occasionally — who’s got time to join clubs, too?” “Last year it took me six months to figure out the difference between the PSAT and the SAT. Now I’ve got ACT, and ACH and CEEB and PCS f i ‘‘Have you filled out your application for IU yet? Better get your housing thing in soon. Everybody says they ' re really filling up fast CAPS AND GOWNS WILL BE DISTRIBUTED THIS MORNING IN ROOM B 1 1 5. " Do you believe that in three months all of this will be over ... for good?” Kent Alan Abraham — intramurals 2. Sandra Jane Agee — Drama Club 3, 4 (vp-4); Band 3, 4; FEA 4; Lang. Club 3; swimming 4 (mgr). Todd Jeffery Altomere — Quest 2, 3; DECA 4. Monica Maria Alvarez — tennis 4; Foreign Exchange 4; Exchange Student from Uruguay. Lori Amptmeyer. Arden Alan Anderson — baseball 2; football 2- 4; intramurals 2-4. David Edward Anderson — tennis 2. 3; intramurals 4 Ron D. Aytes — wrestling 2, 3; baseball 2; football 2-4; VICA 2- 4 Karen Sue Bailey — Drama Club 2; VARC 4; FEA 4; V-Teens 4; Foreign Exchange 2, 3; Aquanauts 3; VTO 2-4; swimming 2-4. Karol Ann Bailey — YARC 4; FEA 4; Quest 2-4; Foreign Exchange 3; Aquanauts 3. 4; VTO 2-4; swimming 2-4; track 2-4. Lori Susan Bain — Quest 2-4; V-Teens 4; VICA 4 (vp); Foreign Exchange 2-4; Aquanauts 3, 4; News Bureau 3; intramurals 4 Rebecca Lee Balko — Choir 3, 4; Foreign Exchange 4; volleyball 3, 4 Peggie Lynn Beam. Rodney Ray Belaschky — DECA 4 Jill R. Bell — YARC 4; Pep Club 2-4; V-Teens 2-4. (pres-4); Vikettes 2-4; For. Exch. 2-4 (Holland 3); King of Hearts Escort 4; VTO 3, 4; basketball 2; tennis 4; intramurals 3, 4. Karin Lynn Bell — YARC 2. Mary Joanna Benham. Annette Maureen Berg — VICA 4. Bill J. Berry. Ruth Elizabeth Bihlman — Class Sec. 3; Class Pres. 4; Student Council 3, 4; Student Fac. Senate 4; basketball 2-4; tennis 2; volleyball 2-4; track 3. 148 — Seniors Michael Alan Birky — Band 2; Choir 2-4; Carolers 4. Diane Carole Bisacky — YARC 3, 4 (treas-3, pres-4); FEA 4; Quill Scroll 2, 3; Quest 2; VALENIAN 2, 3 (O.T.-2, 3); Richard Bisacky. Rob Bixler — Band 2-4; Jazz Ensemble 2-4; Cross Country 2; All-State Band 2, 4 Greg J. Boehringer — VALENIAN 4 (photo.) Rebecca Lee Bray. Amy Louise Brockopp — Pep Club 4; Quest 4; V-Teens 4 Karen Lynn Brophy — Cheerleader 4; Class VP 3; FEA 4; Homecoming Court 4; NHS 3. 4; Student Council 2-4; Pep Club 2-4; Student Fac. Senate 3; Foreign Exchange 2. 3. Julie Lynn Brown — Cheerleader 2; Homecoming Court 4 (princess); DECA 4 (sec). Thomas Rollin Brown — Sound Light 2-4; Drama Club 4; Quest 4; Bike Club 2. 3. Mark Buckley. Juliana Elinor Burce — Band 4; Foreign Exchange 4; basketball 4; intramurals 4; David Lee Burge — track 3. 4; Quest 3; intramurals 4 Linda Sue Buri — Pep Club 2; V-Teens 2; tennis 3; track 2 Margaret Anne Burkett — YARC 2, 3; Pep Club 2-4; Quest 4; V-Teens 2-4; Foreign Exchange 2, 3. Apryl Renee Butt — Choir 2-4; Pep Club 3, 4; Quest 2. 3; Foreign Exchange 4; gymnastics 2- 4 (co-capt-4); swimming 3, 4; intramurals 4 David Lee Butterfield — football 2-4; Homecoming Escort 4; King of Hearts Cburt 4; Student Council 2; Quest 4; intramurals 3. 4. Chubby Butz — intramurals 3. 4 David Carl Caemmerer. Michael Callands — Band 4. Carol Elizabeth Campbell — Student Council 3, 4 (sec- 4); Pep Club 2; Quest 2. Sheri Loraine Cannon — basketball 2-4; tennis 2-4; volleyball 2-4. Maureen Ann Casey — YARC 2; Pep Club 2-4; V-Teens 2; Vikettes 3. 4; Foreign Exchange 2 Craig Alan Cassidy — VICA 4; intramurals 2-4; golf 2-4. Nancy Jo Chapel — Drama Club 4; Choir 2; Pep Club 2; Quest 3. 4; Foreign Exch. 2; basketball 2. Michael Gene Chez — Student Council 2-4 (pres-4); Student Fac. Senate 3. 4; tennis 2; intramurals 2-4; Foreign Exchange 2. 4. Susan Gail Christy — Drama Club 2; Choir 2. Jeffrey Merritt Church. Tim Wayne Church. Helene Marguerite Clabe — Drama Club 4; Foreign Exchange 4; Exchange Student from France: Lang. Club 4. David R. Clark — Drama Club 2-4; YARC 2; Photo Club 2-4; Choir 2-4; FEA 4; Thespians 3, 4; VALENIAN 4. Debbie A. Clauss — Choir 2; VICA 4; Paula Eileen Claussen — DECA 4; OEA 4 Dennis Francis Clifford — Boys ' State 3; Choir 2-4; Carolers 2-4; FEA 4; Quest 3. Charlotte Cohen — Foreign Exchange 2, 3. Seniors — 149 Seniors Brenda Irene Cole — YARC 3; Quest 3; DECA 4; OEA 4. Sherrie Collins. Diane Lynn Connors — Pep Club 2. Virginia Lynn Cook — Band 2- 4; Jazz Ensemble 3; NHS 4; All-State Band 4 Julie Anne Copeland — V-Teens 3, 4; VALENIAN 2 (acad.). Diana Lynn Coppage — DECA 4; swimming 2. Timothy Stewart Copsy — Band 2. 3; football 2-4; intramurals 2, 4 Patricia Inez Cotton — basketball 2-4 Lori Anne Courteau — Student Council 4: Pep Club 2-4; V-Teens 2-4; Vikettes 2-4; tennis 2; gymnastics 2-4; volleyball 2. Bruce H. Craig. Nancy Van Cruz — Pep Club 2-4; V-Teens 2; Vikettes 3, 4; Foreign Exchange 2; tennis 2; Lang. Club 3, 4. Daniel Lee Daly — football 2- 4; intramurals 2, 3. Mark Walker Davidson — baseball 2-4; football 2-4 Jesse Randall Dedloff — Quest 4; CO-OP 4. Larry Denhart. Rebecca Ann Dillon — Pep Club 2-4; Quest 2- 4; V-Teens 4; Foreign Exchange 2-4; Exchange Student 3 (France;; intramurals 4 Brian E. Doane — Homecoming Escort 4; football 2, 3. Bob Dorroll — wrestling 2-4; Student Council 4; Quest 3, 4; intramurals 4; Foreign Exchange 3, 4 George Joseph Dougherty. John Robert Dougherty — football 2; DECA 4; intramurals 2-4. Donald Duane Douglass — baseball 2. Donna Leigh Downing — track 3; Pep Club 3, 4; Quest 4; V-Teens 4; Vikettes 4; gymnastics 3. 4; Intramurals 4 John Carl Carl Downing. John Franklin Eckert — Band 2-4 Rebecca Alice Egolf — Quest 4. Frederick Alan Ehrstein — VICA 4; intramurals 4 Richard Victor Eichelberg — football 2; VICA 4. Chad David Elliott — swimming 2; VICA 3, 4; tennis 2-4. Gregory Dean Elliott — baseball 2-4; football 2; intramurals 2-4. Rhonda Sanaya El-Naggar — Student Council 3, 4; Pep Club 4; V-Teens 4; Foreign Exchange 2-4; intramurals 4. Gwendolyn Kay Enzor. Mark Allan Errichiello — track 3; baseball 2; football 2-4; Homecoming Escort 4; DECA 4 (pres); intramurals 3, 4. Loretta May Eubanks. Frank Joseph Fait — Quest 4; intramurals 2-4; Patty Fait — YARC 2 (sec); Pep Club 2-4; V-Teens 2; Foreign Exchange 2; basketball 2. 150 — Seniors ggins. r.. r Sidelined with a knee inj iry, Mike Nupp by cheerleaders Linda Parler and Lesli Icorted to the VHS cheering section Bradford Arlin Farrington — Drama Club 2-4; Thespians 3-4; Student Council 2; Foreign Exchange 2-4; Exchange Student 3 (Ecuador). Elaine Dee Fasel. Thomas Edward Feltgen — Quest 4 Karen Lynn Fenzel — Choir 2-4; Pep Club 2-4; Quest 3; V-Teens 4; tennis 2; Vikettes 2. 3; intramurals 4; Carolers 4; Carosels 2. Candy Doreen Fero — YARC 2; Pep Club 2, 3; Quest 4; V-Teens 3; Foreign Exchange 3. Michael Allen Fetla — baseball 2-4: basketball 2; intramurals 3, 4 James Martin Ficken — baseball 2; football 2; intramurals 2, 3; golf 3. Sheya Lynn Fifield — Pep Club 2-4; Quest 3. 4; Vikettes 3. Stacie Judith Fisch — Drama Club 4; YARC 4; Band 2-4; Choir 4; NHS 4; Quill Scroll 2-4 (vp-3); V-Teens 2; Foreign Exchange 2-4; VALENIAN 2-4 (co-ed-4). Steven J. Fischer — VICA 3; tennis 2. Seniors — 151 Seniors Todd Richard Fisher — Boys ' State 3: Student Council 2; Student-Faculty Senate 2; intramurals 3, 4; Foreign Exchange 2-4 (vp-3, pres. -4); Exchange Student 3 (Germany); soccer 3, 4 Carol Ann Fitzsimmons — Drama Club 2; Band 2; Choir 2-4; Carolers 4 Gary Brian Fleenor — football 2; intramurals 2. Annette Marie Fresse. Michael G. Funk — intramurals 2-4 (capt.-4); soccer 3. 4. Gregory John Gallagher — DECA 4 Carolyn Eileen Galloway — Drama Club 4; Band 2-4; basketball 4; Tennis 4 Michelle Rae Gardin — YARC 2-4; Quill Scroll 3; Quest 3; VALENIAN 3. (O.T.) Ben E. Garpow — Quest 4. Robert Kenneth Garrett — football 2; swimming 2-4. Steven Paul Garrison — wrestling 2-4; Band 2, 3; Student Council 4; intramurals 4; Ann Marie Gast — YARC 4; Quest 2 Deborah Lynn Gericke — Pep Club 2, 4; Quest 4; V-Teens 2, 4 Kurt Raymond Gesse — baseball 2; basketball 2; football 2-4; Homecoming Escort 4; intramurals 4 Michael Anthony Giacobbe — Drama Club 2-4; Choir 2-4; FEA 4; swimming 3; track 4; Foreign Exchange 2-4; News Bureau 2, 4; Carolers 2, 3. Phyllis Elaine Glasser — Band 2-4; Pep Club 2; Quest 2; VICA 4; Foreign Exchange 3; basketball 2; track 2. Michael D. Golando — Drama Club 2, 3; Choir 4; wrestling 2-4; intramurals 4; Foreign Exchange 4 Timothy Ray Good. John Edward Goodenow — baseball 3, 4; football 2-4; Homecoming Escort 4; wrestling 2; intramurals 2-4: Gary Goodman — swimming 2-4; intramurals 2-4; Foreign Exch. 2-4 (treas-4); Aquanauts 2-4. Penny Gorub — Pep Club 3. 4; Quest 4; OEA 4 Amelia llene Green — FEA 3, 4; Quill Scroll 3; Foreign Exchange 2-4; VALENIAN 2 (index); basketball 2, 3; track 2-4; intramurals 2-4; bowling 2, 3 Gabrielle R. Griffin — Band 2-4; Jazz Ensemble 3; NHS 3. 4; Student Council 2, 3; Pep Club 2-4; V-Teens 2; For. Exch. 2-4 (vp-4) Catherine Jean Grindlay — Band 2. 3; Student Council 2, 3; Pep sketball 2; track 2, 3; tennis 2, 3. Bret Collier Gromley — basketball 2; track 2, 3; tennis 2. 3. Susan Ellen Gustafson. Guillermo Guitterez — swimming 4 Roberta Sue Haflin — Student Council 2; Pep Club 2- 4; Student Fac. Senate 3; Foreign Exchange 2- 4; track 2; intramurals 2; Lang. Club 3. Amy Joan Halter — Drama Club 2; Debate 2; Quest 4; Speech Team 3. Tim A. Hampton — Choir 4; VICA 3, 4. Rhonda Lynn Hardee. Robert Ezzell Harmon — Band 2-4; Jazz Lab 4: track 3. 4. 152 — Seniors Michael David Harper — Drama Club 2-4; FEA 4; Quest 4; intramurals 2-4; Foreign Exchange 4 Mary Harrington. Robert Hart — basketball 2-4; Cross Country 2-4; track 2. Glenn Edward Hartman — basketball 2; swimming 3, 4; tennis 2-4; intramurals 4 Linda Lee Haspl — Student Council 2; Quest 3: Foreign Exchange 2-4 Allen David Hauser — baseball 4 Phillip Lance Hazlett — basketball 2-4; Boys ' State 3; football 2; NHS 3. 4; Student Council 3. 4; intramurals 2. 4; Foreign Exchange 4 Judith Ann Head — Cheerleader 2; Pep Club 2. 3; Quest 4; tennis 3 Linda Anne Heaster — Quest 3. 4 Connie Marie Heavilin. Elizabeth Hedwig Helms — Foreign Exchange 3 Harald Heinrich — football 4; Exchange Student from Germany 4 Karen Ann Hendrich — Choir 2-4; Quest 2-4 Linda Kaye Henney — FEA 4; Pep Club 4; Quest 3; Foreign Exchange 4: basketball 2; trick 2. Kimberly Ann Henning. Kurt Glenn Hensel. Robert Richard Herr — Drama Club 2. Kerry E. Higgins — Cross Country 2; football 2; track 2. Leslie Karen Higgins — Cheerleader 4; Class Treas. 2; Homecoming Court 4; Pep Club 2-4; Quest 4; basketball 2; tennis 3. Richard LeRoy Hill — basketball 2; football 2-4; Homecoming Escort 4; track 2-4; Quest 4; intramurals 2-4. Judith Irene Hodshire — Choir 2. 3; Drama Club 2; V-Teens 4; Nat. Merit Finalist 4. Theresa Kay Hofferth — Quest 3. John Seth Holcomb — Band 2. 3; Chess Club 4; tennis 3, 4; Foreign Exchange 4; Bike Club 3. Seniors — 153 Seniors Douglas William Howard — football 4; intramurals 2-4; golf 2. Ruth Lynne Howard — Quill Scroll 2-4; Quest 3. 4; VALENIAN 2-4 (album ed); Aquanauts 3; tennis 3; OEA 4 (pres) Mickie Marie Hreha — Pep Club 2, 3; Quest 2. 3. Chris Paul Huang — VICA 4. Rodney A. Huber — VICA 4. Patricia Jean Hurst — Band 2-4; Pep Club 2; gymnastics 2 Deborah Lynn Ikeda — Class VP 4; Student Council 2-4; Pep Club 2-4; V- Teens 2-4; Foreign Exchange 2-4; Aquanauts 2; tennis 2, 4; volleyball 2; swimming 2, 3; OEA 4 (sec). Pamela Joy Imm. Joan Susan Ingraham — Drama Club 4 Patricia Sue Jankowski — Photo Club 2; VICA 4 (treas). Nancy Ann Jennings — Quill Scroll 3, 4; Pep Club 2-4; Quest 2, 4; VALENIAN 4 (ads); tennis 2,3;goit 2-4; News Bureau 3. Debbie Johnson — Choir 2; Quest 2. Matthew Eric Johnson — Photo Club 2; Band 2-4; (vp-4); Jazz Ensemble 2-4; Quill Scroll 2-4; Quest 4; intramurals 4; VALENIAN 2, 3 (photog.). Rick Allan Johnson — Band 2-4. Janet Elizabeth Jones — Drama Club 4; Choir 2-4; FEA 4; Pep Club 2; V-Teens 4 154 — Seniors Janine Marie Jones — basketball 4; track 4 Terri Jones. Thomas Anthony Karcher — football 2-4; intramurals 2. 4. Brian John Kauffman. Nora Beth Keen — Photo Club 3. 4; Band 2, 3; basketball 2. Rebekah Jean Keller — Quest 3; VTO 3, 4. Frederick Edward Kendall — Boys ' State Alt. 3; NHS 3. 4 (vp-4); swimming 2-4; tennis 2; intramurals 2; Foreign Exchange 2-4 (Japan-3, treas-4); Aquanauts 3. Gregory Randall Kenworthy — baseball 2-4; football 2-4 (mgr); FEA 4; swimming 3, 4; intramurals 2. Beth Kepley — YARC 4; Pep Club 4; V-Teens 4; Foreign Exchange 4; OEA 4 Tom John Kilavos — track 2; tennis 2-4; intramurals 3. Barbara Elizabeth Kilgour — Drama Club 4; volleyball 2-4. Judy Kay King — Drama Club 4; Foreign Exchange 2-4; Quest 2, 3; OEA 4 (sec); William John King — baseball 2; basketball 2; softball 2-4; Student Council 3; Quest 3; intramurals 3, 4 Laura Beth Kissinger. Debra Klemz. Crystal Marie Klitzka — Quest 2, 4; OEA 4 (hist) Frederick William Koberna — Band 2-4; Jazz Ensemble 2-4; baseball 2-4; basketball 2- 4; Boys ' State 3; football 2-4; NHS 3, 4; NM Semi-Finalist 3; King of Hearts 4. Elizabeth Ann Koch — V-Teens 4; For. Exch. 4; OEA 4 Lindsey Read Koenig — NHS 3. 4; Student Council 3; Pep Club 4; V-Teens 4; For. Exch. 3; basketball 2.4; tennis 2,3 Paul Martin Kohlhoff — football 2; intra. 3, 4. Kathleen Ann Korienek — DECA 3. Paul E. Kropp — baseball 4; Cross Country 2; intramurals 2-4; golf 2. Charles Randall Kueck — baseball 4; intramurals 2-4. Alan F. Kukulies — baseball 3, 4; football 4; intramurals 2-4 James Hill Kurman — soccer 4; hockey 4. Mary Cecelia Kussrow — Drama Club 4; Quest 4. Delinda Lee Lahti — Quest 3. Denice Marie Lambert — Class Sec 4; Student Council 4; Pep Club 2-4; Foreign Exchange 3, 4. Scott Allen Lambert — Class Sec 4; Student Council 4; Pep Club 2-4; Foreign Exchange 3. 4. Steven David Lang. Debbie Lynn Langer — Cheerleader 2; Pep Club 2-4; tennis 3, 4; gymnastics 2 John M. Lasko — CO-OP 4. Diane Stephanie Lebryk — Student Council 2, 3; basketball 2; tennis 3, 4; gymnastics 2, 4; track 2; intramurals 4 Mark Douglas Lee — Band 2-4; Jazz Ensemble 2-4; tennis 2-4; intramurals 3, 4; NM Finalist 4. Steve Kyle Lethen — football 2-4; Homecoming Escort 4; Chess Club 2-4; intramurals 3, 4; golf 2-4. Seniors — 155 Rick L. Lewis. Scott Andrew Liebig — Cross Country 2; track 2. 3; intramurals 3. 4 Marilee Lindemann — Drama Club 2-4; NHS 3. 4 (sec- 4); Quill Scroll 2-4 (vp-3); Student Council 2; For Exch. 2-4; VALENIAN 2-4 (co-ed 2-4); Lang. Club 3; Girls ' State Alt. 3. Bonnie Jean Lolkema — Quest 2, 3; For. Exch. 2, 3; OEA 3 Joseph Patrick Lomas — intramurals 2-4. Mary Jean Long — Class Treas. 3; Student Council 2-4; Pep Club 2-4; Quest 2; V-Teens 2- 4; basketball 2; tennis 2; track 3 Anita Marie Longnecker — FEA 4; Quest 3. 4; V-Teens 3. 4; VTO 3 Mark Alan Longnecker. David Frederick Lowe — track 2; intramurals 4; golf 3, 4. Chris Lowenstine — tennis 2, 3. Daniel Martin Lund — baseball 2-4 (MVP-3); football 2; Quest 3. Nelson G. Madrilejo — intramurals 3. 4; Foreign Exchange 3. Barry Magyar. Donald Thomas Maiers — Boys ' State 3; football 2-4; FEA 4; NHS 3, 4. Marguerite Kathryn Manago — Pep Club 2-4; For. Exch. 4; V-Teens 4; Lang. Club 3. Kristin Kay Manatrey — Cheerleader 2-4; Class VP 2; Homecoming Court 4; Pep Club 2-4 (treas-4); Quest 2-4; basketball 2; tennis 3. Jerry David Mangel. Faith Elizabeth Marasco — Homecoming Queen 4; Pep Club 2-4 (vp-4); V- Teens 2-4; Vikettes 3, 4; tennis 2-4; gymnastics 2-4. Michael Martin — baseball 4; football 2-4; intramurals 2-4. David Brian Marquart. David Frank Marynowski. James Alan Matsey — swimming 3, 4; intramurals 2, 4; VTO 3: Mike B. Mavity — swimming 2. 4; VICA 3; News Bureau 2. Paula Lynne McAleer — FEA 3, 4; NHS 3. 4; Student Council 2-4: Pep Club 2; Student Fac. Senate 3; V-Teens 2; Foreign Exchange 2. Shelley LaVon McCormick — Class Sec. 2; Pep Club 2. 4; Quest 3; V-Teens 4; Vikettes 2; Foreign Exchange 3. 4; track 3; Lang. Club 3. Michael Wayne McCray — baseball 2-4; basketball 2; intramurals 3. 4 Jerry L. McDaniel li — football 2-4; Homecoming Escort 4; Mary Elizabeth McDannel. David Wayne McDowell — baseball 2; football 4; VICA 4; Foreign Exchange 4 With the June 8 commencement date fixed in her mind, Lynn Mrzlak purchases graduation announcements in B115. Seniors — Jodi Lorraine Mitchell — NHS 3, 4; Pep Club 2-4; Quest 4; Foreign Exchange 2-4. William Kenneth Mitchell — intramurals 4 Mary Ann Moore — YARC 2-4; FEA 4; Student Council 2; Pep Club 2-4; V-Teens 2-4; Student Fac. Sen. 4; Foreign Exchange 2-4; basketball 2: Exchange Student (Norway); intramurals 4 Kathleen Anne Morrison — Quest 3; Foreign Exchange 3, 4. Pamm Morrone — Drama Club 3. 4; Thespians 4; For. Exch. 4. James Edward Moyer — Drama Club 2-4; Choir 2-4; NHS 3, 4; Thespians 4; Carolers 2-4. Lynn Marie Mrzlak — FEA 4; Student Council 2, 3; Aquanauts 2; gymnastics 2; Girls ' State Alt. 3. Martin Eugene Mucciarone — For. Exch. 3, 4; Math Team 3. 4. Kellie Lyn Murphy — Student Council 2-4; Pep Club 2-4; For. Exch. 2, 4; VTO 4; tennis 2-4; swimming 2-4 (capt- 4); golf 2-4. Erin Marie Murray — Pep Club 2-4; V-Teens 4; Vikettes 2-4; Foreign Exchange 2-4 Matthew Chapin Nagel — track 4; FEA 4; intramurals 4 Carl Joseph Neis — Choir 2-4; football 2; swimming 2-4; track 2, 4; For. Exch. 2, 3; Aquanauts 2-4; VTO 2-4 Kimi Sue Nelson — Student Council 3: Pep Club 2, 3; gymnastics 2, 3. Ron E. Nelson — basketball 2; Homecoming Escort 4; intramurals 3. 4. Marc D. Nemeth. Brian Keith Neuner — intramurals 3 Charles Howard Neuschafer — Band 2-4 (pres-2); football 2-4; swimming 2; intramurals 4 Tracy Anne Newberry — Class Treas. 4; Student Council 2-4; Pep Club 2-4; Aquanauts 3; VTO 2; tennis 2-4; volleyball 2, 4; swimming 2, 3; intramurals 2-4. Kathryn L. Newland — Drama Club 2; Quill Scroll 2-4: Pep Club 2-4; For. Exch. 2-4; VALENIAN 2-4 (clubs); basketball 2; NHS 4. Michele Ann McGaffic — Cheerleader 2-4; Homecoming Court 4; NHS 3, 4 (pres-4); Student Council 2-4; basketball 2. 3; tennis 2- 4; volleyball 2-4 Tammy Lynn McKnight — Pep Club 2, 3; For. Exch. 2, 3; OEA 4 Mark Adam Merle — wrestling 3; VICA 3, 4; intramurals 4 Gail Annette Miller — Photo Club 2; DECA 4 Karen Lee Miller — Drama Club 2-4 (pres-4); Choir 2-4; NHS 4; Thespians 3. 4; OEA 4; News Bureau 3. 4. Julie Mirkovic. Kimberlea Sue Mishler — Drama Club 3, 4; Foreign Exchange 4. Sherry Linn Nisley — Band 2; Student Council 3, 4; Pep Club 2-4; V-Teens 2-4 (vp-4); tennis 2-4; volleyball 2. Joanna Lynn Nolen — Choir 2; Quest 2, 3; VICA 4; track 2. Cynthia Elaine Noneff — Drama Club 4; Choir 2, 3; intramurals 4 Sylvia Elaine Noneff — Choir 2; OEA 4 (pres); intramurals 2 Christopher Evans Norman — track 2-4. Steve Novak. Jeffrey Dean Nulton — tennis 2. Michael P. Nuppnau — King of Hearts Court 4; basketball 2-4; Cross Country 2; Homecoming Escort 4; track 2; Quest 4; intramurals 4 John Lockwood Oglesby — basketball 2; football 2; intramurals 3. 4; hockey 3. 4 Chuck Oliver — basketball 2-4; DAR Award 4; King of Hearts Court 4; football 2-4: Homecoming Escort 4; NHS 3. 4; track 2- 4. Jerald Arthur Ortega — Band 2; Quest 4; intramurals 3, 4; hockey 3. 4. Richard Alan Owens — track 4; intramurals 4; hockey 3. 4 Timothy S. Owens — King of Hearts 4 (prince); basketball 2-4; Homecoming Escort 4; intramurals 4; golf 2-4 Renato S. Pangan — tennis 2; For. Exch. 4 Linda Jane Parker — - Cheerleader 4; Homecoming Court 4; Pep Club 2-4; Vikettes 2; tennis 2-4 I Susan Jeanne Parkes — Quest 2-4; OEA 4. Sharilyn Sue Patrick — Photo Club 2; Quest 2, 3; VICA 4 Jennifer Lynn Pauley. Janifer Lynn Pearson — Cheerleader 2; Pep Club 2-4; Quest 3, 4; V-Teens 4; gymnastics 2-4; track 2-4; intramurals 4. Steve B. Peddle. Marti Elynn Pelton — Quest 4; Vikettes 2. Robert Dale Peterson — baseball 2-4; VICA 3, 4; (vp-4); intramurals 3, 4. James Phares. Michael Joseph Phillips — basebal l 2-4; basketball 2; intramurals 3. 4 Dianna Lynn Pierce. m Diane Marie Pisarski — Pep Club 2; Quest 3, 4; V-Teens 4; For. Exch. 2-4; volleyball 2. James Michael Pitzer — wrestling 2-4; intramurals 4 Candice Nicola Platt — Drama Club 4; Band 2-4; Lang. Club 4; tennis 2. Susan Elizabeth Poncher — NHS 3, 4; Student Council 3, 4; Quest 4; V-Teens 4; For. Exch. 3; VTO 3; swimming 2-4 (cap-4). Bruce Allen Potee. Peggy Jo Potucek — Student Council 2-4. Vikettes 2; Foreign Exchange 2-4; Girls ' State 3; basketball 2. Amber Leigh Prescott — Pep Club 2, 4; Quest 3, 4; tennis 2-4. Mary Lou Principe — Pep Club 3, 4; Foreign Exchange 2-4. Tari Lynn Pryatel — Choir 3; track 2. Grant Mathew Pullins — Band 2, 3; Student Council 2; Chess Club 2; intramurals 2. 158 — Seniors Susan Lynn Raber — Drama Club 3. 4; Band 2-4; Foreign Exchange 2-4 Frank John Rabey — Jazz Ensemble 4; Choir 4; wrestling 3; intramurals 4; Foreign Exchange 3, 4. Cynthia Louise Rager — Drama Club 2; Pep Club 2; Quest 2-4 Russell Mark Rainey. Carlos Felix Ramirez — Lang. Club 4. David Michael Ransom — Choir 2-4; swimming 2-4; VICA 3, 4; tennis 2, 3; Aquanauts 3; Bike Club 2, 3. Laura Jean Rasch — Drama Club 4; Choir 4; Quest 2; OEA (pari) 4 Donald Ray Raschke — basketball 2; football 2-4; track 2-4; VICA 2-4; intramurals 4. Carol Louise Redelman — Quest 4 Scott A. Reinhertz — basketball 2; track 2-4; intramurals 3, 4 Dean Clawson Reynolds — Band 2-4; Jazz Ensemble 2-4; tennis 2; intramurals 4; Foreign Exchange 4; Bike Club 2, 3. Shawn Andrew Reynolds — FEA 3, 4 (pres-4); track 2. Susan Kaye Rice — Drama Club 4; Choir 4; Quest 3; Foreign Exchange 3; Folk Music Club 4. Kathy Rinchak — Photo Club 3; Quest 3, 4 Michael Steven Rinchak — baseball 3, 4; intramurals 3, 4; Foreign Exchange 3, 4. Tammie Marie Ritz — Choir 2-4 Belinda Faye Robinson — Quest 2-4; OEA 4 Cynthia Mary Robinson — Pep Club 4; Quest 4; DECA 4 (vp) Randall Curtis Robinson — baseball 2; basketball 2; football 2-4; Homecoming Escort 4; NHS 3. 4; track 3, 4; intramurals 3. 4. Cindy Diane Rogers — Pep Club 2-4; Quest 2- 4; V-Teens 2-4; Vikettes 2-4; Foreign Exchange 2, 3; track 4. Seniors — 159 Seniors Philip Preston Rohn — tennis 3 Judy Marie Rooney — Drama Club 4; YARC 3. 4; track 3, 4; Quest 3. 4; Choir 2-4; For. Exch. 2-4; VTO 2-4; swimming 2-4; Carousels 2; track 3. 4. Jeffrey Owen Roscoe — Drama Club 2-4; Band 2-4; Jazz Ensemble 2-4; Choir 3. 4; Thespians 3. 4; For. Exch. 4; Folk Music 2. Jean Lahren Rosscup — Band 2-4; Jazz Ensemble 3. 4; NHS 3. 4; For. Exch. 2; Girls ' State 3. Kurt William Rothman — VICA 4. Tracey Lynne Russell — Pep Club 3, 4; Quest 4; Foreign Exchange 3: OEA 4 (hist). Julie Sachs — Pep Club 4; tennis 4; swimming 4. Nancy Jean Saunders. Mary Sawyer. Susan Joan Schena — Drama Club 3; Student Council 2: Quest 4 Suzanne Marie Schnick — VICA 4. Janie Schroeder. Richard Charles Schroeder — baseball 2; football 2-4; Homecoming Escort 4; intramurals 2-4 Terri Lee Schroeder — Photo Club 2. Terri Lynn Schroeder — FEA 4; Pep Club 2-4; Quest 2. 3; Vikettes 2-4; Foreign Exchange 3. 4; VALENIAN 2; intramurals 4. Kay Elizabeth Schubert. Jennifer Lynn Scott — Drama Club 2. 3; Choir 2-4. Robert K. Scott, Jr. — football 2-4; Quill Scroll 3. 4; Student Fac. Sen. 4; Quest 4; intramurals 4; Foreign Exchange 4; VALENIAN 4 (sports): News Bureau 3. Steve E. Shevick — football 2, 3; Quest 4 160 — Seniors Erin Scott Shirer — Band 2, 3; Jazz Ensemble 3; Sound Light 4; tennis 2; intramurals 4 David Wayne Singer — Choir 2 Sue Kathryn Sliger — Quest 4 Laura Jean Slingsby — Quest 3; James Adam Smith — tennis 3, 4; intramurals 3. 4; Foreign Exchange 4. Peter Bradley Smith — basketball 2-4; football 2-4; Homecoming Escort 4; track 2. 3; Student Council 3 Douglas Dale Smitherman. Jeff A. Snodgrass — baseball 2; Choir 2; football 2-4; track 3, 4; Foreign Exchange 2 James Kurt Sorenson — football 2-4; swimming 2, 3; Student Council 2; Quest 3; intramurals 4. Karen Louise Spring — Quest 2. Herman Richard Staley, Jr. — VICA 4. Dirk Stamer — basketball 4; intramurals 4; Foreign Exchange 4; Exchange Student from Germany. Brian Edward Stankey. Sue E. Stark. Jeffrey Allan Starr — Quest 4. Mark Alan Stasierowski — football 4; intramurals 2-4; golf 3. Greg A. St. Clair — intramurals 4 Marcie Ann Steinhilber — Pep Club 2, 3; Quest 4; Foreign Exchange 3. 4. Debra Kay Stinnett — Quest 2 Patricia Ann Stinnett — Quest 2. Patricia Ann Stipp — basketball 4; OEA 4. Sally Jo Stoltz — VARC 2. 3; Choir 2, 3; Pep Club 2-4; Quest 3; V-Teens 3; Carolers 3; OEA 4; Team Tennis 3. Kathleen Michele Stone — Choir 2. 3; Pep Club 2, 3; gymnastics 2-4 (vp- 3. co-capt-4); Carolers 3; Carosels 2. Robert James Strasburg — intramurals 3. 4 Tom Strehler. Jayne Ellyn Strikwerda — Quest 4; track 4; OEA 4 Susan Lynn Swanson — CO-OP 4. Shari Lynn Sweet — Drama Club 2; Cheerleader 2; Pep Club 2, 3; V-Teens 3. 4; VTO 3; gymnastics 2. Kimberly Kay Taylor — Band 2-4; Quest 3, 4; Carolers 4; All-State Band 4. Sandra Jane Telschow — Choir 2-4; Pep Club; Quest 3. 4; Foreign Exchange 3, 4; Carolers 3, 4; Carosels 2. Bruce William Thompson. Mark Christopher Trimble. Bretton Edward Trowbridge — basketball 2-4; Boys ' State Alt. 3; Student Council 4; intramurals 4. Gregory Dale Trowbridge — Choir 3. 4; football 2-4; wrestling 2-4; VICA 3. 4 David Lee Tucker. Seniors — 161 I Eugene Pearl Tucker. Lawrence Daniel Tucker — Cross Country 2, 3; Homecoming Escort 4; track 2, 3: Student Council 2-4 (vp-4); Student Fac. Sen. 4; intramurals 4. David Joseph Vass — basketball 2; Quest 4; intramurals 4; Foreign Exchange 4. Steven Lee Veatch — VICA 4. Thomas Dean Velchek — football 2-4; Homecoming Escort 4; track 3, 4; VICA 3. 4; intramurals 3. 4 John S. Verde — track 2; Student Council 4; intramurals 3, 4 Beth Ann Vondran — Girls ' State Alt. 3; NHS 3. 4; Student Council 2-4; Pep Club 2-4 (pres-4); V-Teens 2-4; Vikettes 2- 4; tennis 2, 3 Mary Jean Vorwald — Band 2- 4; Girls ' State 3; NHS 3. 4; Student Council 3, 4; For. Exch. 2-4 (Denmark-3). Jennifer Lyn Walker — Drama Club 2-4 (sec-4); Band 2-4; Thespians 3. 4; For. Exch. 2-4 (Germany-3). Laura Jane Walsh. William Mark Ward — wrestling 2 Andy Wayne Watson. David Anthony W egrzyn — Cross Country 2; Homecoming Escort 4; NHS 3. 4; swimming 3. 4; track 2-4; Student Council 4 (treas). Kevin Paul Weichert. Krista Faith Weinhold — Pep Club 2-4; Quest 4; Foreign Exchange 3; VTO 3, 4; intramurals 3 162 — Seniors Seniors not pictured Wendy Bergstrom Kirk Bickel Craig Birmingham Keith Bonzani Rebecca Bradney Robert Britton Joel Brown Robert Burkhalter Chris Carlson Dan Carr Fred Caruthers John Clapp Tom Cloyd Curt DeVries Tom Dobbins Jill Dunham Rod Edwards Michelle Ford Terri Foreman Michael Garrison Steve Gibson James Hall Sheryl Henderson Dan Hildreth Ron Hildreth Amanda Hill Sue Hohneck Pat Holloway Tammy Hovey Vahid Jahangam Fred Jarvis Mark Johnson Steve Johnson Greg Kalmar Roy Kelley Tim Kennedy Lori Kraft Robert Krise Kim Krueger Julie Landgrebe Robert Lands Doug Lewis Alan Ligocki Andrew Lipp Shane MacLean Brian Meyers Lisa Moore Mark Nellessen Naomi North Cindy Partlow Fred Paul Debbie Ratliff Beth Reiner Deanna Ritz Don Robey Kathy Rogers Bridget Ross Brian Schemehorn Jim Schemehorn Terry Schilling Scott Selby Monte Sier David Skelton Mark Slingsby Gary Smith Jeffrey Snodgrass Richard Snow Greg Sommer Mike Stalbaum Maria Stever Tim Strehler Tom Stuckey Bret Thompson Mark Toth Todd Warren Gary Waters Tim Watt Richard White Gordan Whitman Wayne Wilgus Chester Zell David Zell Gay Lynn Whitcomb — Choir 2. 3; Quest 3. 4 Thomas Anthony Whitcomb. Kenneth Joseph White — PVE Basketball 2-4. Deborah Leigh Widup — Band 2-4 James Robert Wiencken — baseball 2; football 2; intramurals 2-4. James Zoltan Williamson — Choir 3. 4; wrestling 2-4; Student Council 4; Chess Club 2; intramurals 4; Foreign Exchange 2-4 Kathryn Grace Wilson — Quest 2-4; swimming 2. 3 (mgr) Margaret Ann Witmer — NHS 3. 4; Pep Club 2-4; Quest 2, 4 Chris Gregg Wood — tennis 2. Myrna R. Woods — Choir 2-4; Quest 3; Carousels 2. Barb Wroblewski. Dickson Stewart Wu — swimming 2; tennis 2: intramurals 4 Katherin K. Zorick — Pep Club 2, 3; Quest 2-4; V-Teen 2; OEA 4 (treas). Mark Howard Zudekoff — track 2; tennis 2; intramurals 2-4 Jeffrey Mark Zulich — football 2-4; track 2-4; VICA 3 4 (vp-3, pres-4); intramurals 2-4. Jack Wellsand. Lorrie Jean Welch — Drama Club 3. 4; Choir 2; Foreign Exchange 2-4 Pam Westermann. Marsha Kay Whalls — Quest 2, 3. Gail Ann Whitcomb — Choir 2. 3; Quest 2, 3; DECA 4; Carousels 2, 3. Seniors — 163 Juniors “Yeah, I got the car tor tonight, but did you get the ‘refreshments’?” “I don’t think we had an assign- ment in history. We’re probably going to play some game tomorrow to make us feel guilty about how the Americans treated somebody.” " No, I can’t go tonight. I’ve got a Pep Club meeting after school, two tests to study for, and a birthday cake to bake for Kathy ' s locker ...” “I’ll die if they vote to let sophomores go to Prom! I couldn’t go last year, so why should they . . . ?” “When ' s the deadline for PSAT registration? Yesterday?” THERE WILL BE A JUNIOR CLASS MEETING TONIGHT— ATTENDANCE IS MANDATORY! “Let ' s go! They’re voting on the theme, forming committees ...” Supervising prom activities, Jun BCIass Sue Lawrence, president; Kathy secretary Barnhart, treasurer: and Marc Miller, vice arnn Airey, Mike Albers, Mark Albert, Troy Allen, Chris Allen, Debra Allen, K im Allen, Lynn Anderson, Karl Arndt, Tena Atherton, Debbie Bach, Jeff Back. Tina Balboa. Bryan Barker, Ken Barnhart, Terri Bartelmo, Patchie Beach, Eric Bearden, Al Bedell, Ben Beindorff, Sue Bell, Annette Bergslein, Wade Berkshire, Julie Berrier, Chris Bertholet, Tracy Betz, Kim Bittorf, Karen Bixler, Craig Black, Tom Blaney, Laura Blau, Denise Blossom, Rick Boehringer, Cathy Bohlman, Denise Bolan, Maureen 164 -Juniors Bonzani, Carey Borders, Mary Boyce, Kim Bozarth, Mike Brantley, John Braun, Gene Bretscher, Seth Brooks, Janice Brown, Robin Brown, Theresa Brueggmann, Juergen Bucher, Terri Buck, Charlie Buckley, Aileen Buis, Chris Callands, Debra Campbell, Tim Campolattara, Renee Canada, Kim Carpenter, Fred Chelf, Sue Choker, Eric Choker, Jeanine Christian, Claudia Christy, Steve Chuich, Nancy Ciciora, Jeff Claesgens, Tony Clark, Nancy Clauss, Laura Cole, John Cole, Sheryl Coleman, Julie Collins, Terri Cook, Dale Cook, Shirley Cooley, Chuck Cooley, Kay Copsy, Colleen Cramsie, Len Crebase, Robert Crowe, James Crowley, Tim Dahnke, Joyce Dantuma, Dan Dantuma, Denise Darrough, James Dick, Brian Dickey, Jennie Dickson, Annette Dierking, Michelle Diller, Richard Dixon, Nancy Dombrowski, Teri Dorward, Brenda Dougherty, Teresa Downing, Dana Drangmeister, Richard Dugo, Chuck Dupes, Caroline Dutcher, Beth Dykes, Ed Eckert, Jackie i Juniors- 16 S Edwards, Bob Edwards, Sandy Eichelberg, Jill Eicher, John Elliott, Todd Ellis, Linda Ellis, Marissa Emig, Cindy Emig, Joe Ernst, Fred Errichiello, Cindy Evans, Christie Evans, Cindy Evans, Lori Evans, Susan Evans, Todd Falls, Peggy Fasel, Evelyn Feola, Joe Fessant, Tim Field, Elmer Finney, Colleen Fitzpatrick, Mike Fitzsimmons, Jim Foy, Chris Frazee, Shari Frieske, Cathy Fritts, Phyllis Garmon, Patti Garmon, Robert Garrett, Charles Gathmann, Renee Geiselman, Rich Gesse, Keith Gilbert, Lori Gilger, Don Gill, Jeff Gilliam, Jim Gilmore, Anne Glusac, Linda Glynn, Lisa Gold, Sharon Goodenow, Sue Goodrich, Barb Graham, Butch Granberry, Ann Grcich, Joe Greaves, Doug Gregorwicz, Dave Grieger, Diane Grieger, Lori Griffin, Carol Grube, Stacie Guastella, Brian Gudino, Ken Gunsaulus, Amy Hagans, Dayna Hagstrom, Jenine Hall, Jayne Hannon, Tim Hans, Pam Hansen, Clarissa Harbaugh, Jeff 166 -Juniors Harbold, Mark Hardin, Marilyn Harrington, Jeff Hart, Jerry Hartman, Terri Hartz, Mark Hauber, Cindy Hawkins, Carol Hayes, Jack Hayes, Ronda Hedberg, Pete Heffner, Christy Hensel, Lorrie Henson, Terri Her r, Lynn Hershman, Marla Hiller, Becky Hine, Jean Hittinger, Brian Hodurek, Karen Hofferth, Carol Holbrook, Kurt Honchar, Kim Hoyt, Barb Huck, Laura Hudgins, Keith Hundt, Ed Hunter, Steve Hurley, Steve Husarik, Kelly latridis, Yanna Inches, Sharon Isaac, Bruce Ives, Karen Jackson, Cheryl Jared, Bonnie Jarrett, Cama Johnson, Glynis Kassanits, Cindy Kassner, Ken Kauffman, Janeen Keegan, Lisa Keene, Joel Juniors- Juniors Keller, Karl Kenyon, Donna Kerr, Bill Kimmel, Lou King, Bob King, Karen Kingsbury, Shannon Kobak, Bill Koch, Kim Koenig, Mark Kraisinger, Rick Krebs, Kathy Krodel, Chris Kuehl, Harry Lahti, Robyn Laing, Don Lamrock, Chris Larson, Chris Lasky, Mark Lawrence, Sue Lawrence, Willie Leverich, Chuck Lewis, Mike Lichtenberger, Tom Lines, Barb Lipp, Michael Lister, Terry Lohmeyer, Jan Lomas, Karen Louderback, Linda Ludington, Debbie Lundwall, Richard Lyons, Patty Mammarella, Sharon Manago, Jackie Mangel, Mary Marencik, Karen Matern, Dan Proving that even a rough winter can have its pleasant moments, Kathy Krebs and Jeanine Choker spend some free time at the Dunes. Maxwell, Barb Maynard, Carolyn McAleer, Tom McCord, Ellen McDannel, Kathy McFadden, Michele McKibben, Kathy 168 — Juniors Mertz, Shelly Meyer, Karl Miles, Kerry Milianta, Joe Miller, Lisa Miller, Marc Mitchell, Carol i Mitchell, Tom Mohr, Laura Moore, Steve Moseley, Kara Moxley, Greg Muench, Dan Murphy, Tim Myers, Charles Nelson, Kathy Nelson, Tom Neuffer, Bill Norlington, Brian North, Sandy O’Brien, Cheryl O’Connel, Kim O’Connor, Chris Olson, Bill Olszewski, Cliff Oplinger, Terri Pahl, Jill Palen, Tina Parker, Doug Parker, Kristen Parks, Pattie Paul, Cathy Pavicik, Cathy Pedavoli, Tom Peeler, April Peterson, Doug Peterson, Linda Pfledderer, Mark Philips, Terri Piatek, Larry Polarek, Diane Pool, Janet Porter, Mark Potis, Rose Powers, Carrie Priano, Sherry Pullins, Tina Pytynia, Jeff Rakoczy, Frank Rasch, Bob Rast, Becky Redelman, Lynn Reed, Brad Reed, Steve Reeder, Teresa Rettinger, Paul Rhew, Kathi Ribik, Kathy Riley, Robbie Risk, Cindy Ritter, Mark Roberts, Susan Robinson, Mike Juniors — Rogers, Dale Ronco, Jerry Rooney, Nancy Rosenbaum, Joe Rough, Carol Rudd, Greg Rumford, Robin Saylor, Susan Scheerer, Tim Schroeder, Fred Schroeder, Pat Schultz, June Schulz, John Scott, Alan Scott, Ben Selby, Craig Shewan, Ruth Shirer, Lee Shortridge, Kyle Siemion, Jodie Silhavy, Roxanne Sirovica, Stana Smith, Bert Smith, Cindy Smith, Dwayne Smith, Karen Smith, Myrna Solomon, Denise Somers, Carla Stankey, Dianne Staub, Gary Steckler, Bryan Stelling, Jean Stipp, Mitzi Stout, Tracy Strehler, Bob Sullivan, Mona Taber, Cindy Taber, Phil Tabor, Becky Talmadge, Cheryl Tautfest, Barbie Taylor, Bev Taylor, Melanie Taylor, Susan Thompson, Dale Thompson, LaDonna Thormahlen, Duane Thorpe, Barb Thrash, Phil Tirschman, Penny Traywick, Nora Tredinnick, Sue Triscik. Tina 170 — Juniors Tucker, Cheryl Tucker, Paulette Vanhook, Bonnie Vas, Chuck Vass, Pam Vaughn, Bill Veatch, Julie Vondran, Mary Wade, Becky Walker, Cleva Walters, Denise Wasemann, Linda Washek. Mary Beth Watt, Beth Watts, Cindy Webb, Warren Webb, Wesley Weber, Monika Wehling, Carrie Weiler, Dave Welch, Ty West, Kelly Whaling, Sue Whalls, Vicky White, Rhonda Wiencken, Carol Will, Beth Williams, Tim Williamson, Dean Wilson, Bonnie Woidke, Lisa Wood, Douglas Woods, Dave Wright, Andy Wright, Darryl Youngjohn, Lee Juniors Not Pictured Adams, Brad Baker, Connie Bellavia, Steve Bihlman, Charles Bilen, John Birke, Bruce Blaney, Jackie Bowersox, Billy Breen, Tim Carey, Tim Clifton, Robert Clouse, Steve Collins, Bonnie Coulter, Kevin Crider, Greg Cruz, Jay DeLong, Kris Dunn, Kendra Egolf, Chuck Furman, Paul Garrison, Matt Gebhardt, Jeff Glass, John Golando, Judith Harrison, Judy Heilman, Sheila Hendrich, Jerry Hernandez, Dave Holmgren, Dave Hunter, Steve Ireland, Jack Johnson, Debra Joseph, Mark Kasch, Michael Kerns, Jim Ketchmark, Timothy Maloney, Stella Marshall, Clinton Matsey, Rich McDonald, Barb McGan, Ronnie Medema, Alan Miller, Greg Mueller, Jeff Nelissen, Leif Ohler, Kurt Patrick, Tom Philips, Robert Podell, Michael Polite, Mike Sibo, Paula Smith, Steven Swanson, Wayne Vettas, Tasos Wagner, Brad Ward, Debbie Weideman, Jeff White, Tom Widner, Chester Winters, Bernadine York, Alvin Zell, David Zuber, Julie Juniors — Sophs Who what when where why - help! “Er, excuse me, could you tell me where the library is? What? Oh, yeah, I mean the Learning Center . . . " My purse? Yeah, it’s in my locker. I’ll get it ... if someone can tell me how to get to the piece of paper with my combination written on it out of my purse ...” " You know what? My brother told me you can get milkshakes here for lunch and every Wednesday they have bake sales and they have stereo music in the Commons at lunch ... " " No, I haven’t ordered my class ring yet. What color of stone do you think I should get? And how much do they cost this year ... ?” ALL SOPHOMORES PLEASE REPORT TO THE AUDITORIUM IMMEDIATELY “The audi — ? Er, excuse me ...” Braving the cold, the Sophomore Class officers are Donna North, president; Rich Philip, treasurer; Bekki Evans, vice president; and Brigid Bartelmo, secretary Abraham, Karl Adkins, Ron Ahlbrand, Linda Airey, Lisa Allen, Lisa Allen, Scott Anderson, Paul Annen, Peter Aungst, Leanne Baepler, Paul Balko, Tim Ball, Mark Bannec, Carol Banschbach, Neil Bard, Betsy Barnes, Kim Barros, Paul Bartelmo, Brigid Beach, Ginny Beach, Greg Behagel, Adriana Bell, Brian Benda, Lisa Bengel, Eric Bengel, Lauralyn Bennett, Bryan Berg, Paul Bergslien, Lori Berkoski, Dave Bickel, Julie Bihlman, Sue Billings, Tim Bivens, Missy Blasko, Rick Blasko, Ron 172 -Sophomores Blast ic k . Brad Blossom, Violet Bolde, Tom Bondi, Joe Bosse, Fred Brophy, Kevin Brosky, Robert Brown, Karen Brown, Linda Brown, Mike Brown, Tim Buche, Dave Buchmeier, Julie Buck, Paul Burce, Carrie Burchuk, John Burgess, Mimi Caemmerer, Kathy Cain, Tom Campbell, Mick Camplan, Lisa Cannon, Jody Carichoff, Steve Casbon, Nancy Cercas, Ernesto Cheney, Bill Christiansen, Joy Chrustowski, Jan Claesgens, Kathy Clarke, Sandi Clickovich, Mark Coleman, Jayne Collier, Mark Copeland, Jim Cornett, Tim Cotton, Michael Curtis, Ray Dahl. King Daly, Rita Daniel, Martin Daniel, Rob Dantuma, Kirt Daras, Michele Davenport, Bob Davidson, Meg Dawes, Tom Deiotte, Tim Diller, Bob Dipert, David Dobbins, Lance Dodrill, Roger Doering, Terry Dogan, Brian Domke, Keith Dommer, Dennis Dommermuth, Jill Dougherty, Molly Douglas, Mike Droege, Donna Dziadosz, Pat Eagen, Rick Edgecomb, Jody Edgecomb, Judi Sophomores- 173 Evans, Bekki Evans, Ken Evans, Kris Ewing, Loretta Farkus, Doug Farrell, Rickee Farrow, Tom Felts, Todd Fifield, Vikki Finney, Vicki Fisher, Mary Sue Fisher, Stephanie Flitter, Gwen Foreman, Rick Frank, Randy Frank, Wayne Franklin, Mary Fritts, Ed Fritts, Leslie Frost, Lisa Garbison, Mark Garpow, Bill Garrett, Mike Garrison, Ron Gee, Kathy Geller, Jackie Gertsmeier, Dave Gesse, Kent Giacobbe, Lisa Gilger, Dale Gingerich, Craig Glynn, Elliott Golando, Tom Gold, Jon Golding, Jeannie Gott, Jerry Gottschling, Dan Graham, Susan i 174 -Sophomores Johnson, Tina Jones, Mike Julian, Oebbie Kanne, Tina Karcher, Mary Kelley, John Kendall, Margaret Kent, Jeff Kenworthy, Craig Kilavos, Dean King, Laura Kissinger, Cliff Klein, George Klitzka, Curt Kluth, Ray Koberna, Janet Koch, Carrie Kopczak, Sandy Kropp, Susan Krueger, Gary Kurman, Chris LaBarr, Ralph Lahti, Debbie Lang, Andy Lang, Terry Langley, Loretta Lanyi, Don Laughery, Patricia Lauman, Brad i. Students ia the evl ’Satire course. sophe I Carol Stempora perform y b W the class. Lebryk, Dave Lee, Eric Leffel, Brenda Leininger, Corby Lemmons, Laurie Liddle, Wendy Lightcap, Kurt Lockhart, Debbie Loeffler, Greg Loeffler, Pat Lomas, Kevin Long, Dan Long, Rose Lucaitis, Bill 176 -Sophomores Lyons, Ann Maciejewski, Jeff Madsen, Jo Beth Malackowski, Mike Mamelson, Craig Mammarella, Arnold Manago, Joe Manago, Rich Mann, Lori Mannel, Eric Lukas, Francine Luther, Mark Lux, Matt Lynn, Paula Manogg, Gregg Marasco, Debbie Marrs, Caryn Marshall, Dave Martin, Brenda Martin, Connie Martin, Vicki Maxey, Jeff McGuire, Tina McMeans. Mariann McNamara, Andy McNeil, Dan Mead, Sharon Meece, Anna Merle, Mitch Mertz, Terry Mieczenkowski, John Miller, Daralee Miller, Todd Monaco, Joe Monroe, Toni Montgomery, Tammy Moore, Donna Morris, Jeff Moser, Michele Muench, Kim Murphy, Shannon Murvihill, Julie Mussman, Kay Neis, Louise Nelson, Carole Newland, Beth Nightingale, Dean Nightingale, Lora Niland, Sue Noneff, Mark Noonan, Pat North, Donna O’Neill, Eugene Ortega, Julie Osterhout, Mike Owens, Barb Parker, Allan Pavlick, Mike Peters, Mike Petersen, Jeff Peterson, Jeff Philip, Rich Piatek, Roger Pierce, Jim Pittman, Fred Pitts, Teah Pitzer, Kristi Platt, Chris Plazony, Steve Popp, Rick Potis, Sue Powell, Doug Powers, Blain Pullins, April Pursley, Dave Quiggle, Dawn Quintero, Dave Raber, Barb Raelson, Roger Raelson, Rorie Ramirez, Sara Raymond, Donna Raymond, Kathy Reavis, Cindy Redelman, Becky Reed, Dan Reinhertz, Missy Rettinger, Laura Reynolds, Karen Rice, Jeff Ritter, Laura Robinson, Dave Rogness, Cyndi Roof, Kevin Ruby, Gina Rush, Alison Russell, Tamara Sacks, Jackie Sanford, Colleen Schiek, Patty Schneegas, Bob Schnick, Ed Schroeder, Brian Schroeder, Sarah Schroeder, Sheri Schroeder, Terri Schueler, Debbie Scott, Dave Selman, Karen Shaffer, Mary Short, Greg Shumate, Anna Siar, Steve Sick, Tami Siddall, Carla Sier, Mark Silhavy, Lisa Sinclair, Brian Sison, Sonia Smith, Mike Snider, Ronda Snyder, Andy Soliday, Lonnie Sommer, Paul Though daydreaming is not a requirement in the Nuts and Bolts of English, Shannon Murphy pauses-for srmoment while working on an exercise sentence diagramming. Sommers, Scott Sowers, Claudia Spencer, Tim Spoor, Dennis Stalbaum, Wendy Stanton, Jim Stasierowski, Terry Staub, Greg Stempora, Carol Stohler, Juergen Stokes, Leigh Stout, Mike Stout, Tina Stowers, Debbie Straka, Mary Strehler, Jim Strehler, Ken Strikwerda, Sue Strimbu, Lauri Strohl, Chris Sturdevant, Dan Summers, Mary Sundwall, Lynne Susdorff, Jeff Tauck, Cheryl Tautfest, Marc Telschow, Sharon Terpstra, Mike Thompson, Brian Thompson, Richard Thormahlen, Lincoln Tiebert, Nancy Tilton, Mike Tonner, Mike 180 — Sophomores m sj v. w- Wright, Bill Zehner, Linda Zell, Theresa Zrodlowski, John 3 ' ' ■ Sophs Not Pictured Bass, Randy Beutler, Christian Boguslawski, Doug Camp, Cindy Chelf, Roy Clarke, Kevin Creech, Dan Dougherty, Jim Dresden, Woody Ferguson, Roxanne Galey, Charles Gallagher, Brian Hartwig, Troy Hauber, Cindy Johnson, John Lawrence, William Maney, Debra Maney, Joe Morse, Suzanne Neal, Beverlie Paris, Sandy Rhew, David Rumarama, Roger Schroeder, Sheryl Sieger, Tom Skelton, Andy Sobkowiak, Donna Vercos, Mike Waters, Sharleen Whitcomb, Linda Will, Bernard Woidke, Mark Wright, Darryl Zinn, Sharon Trapp, Lynn Treadway, Harry Trimble, Rhonda Trowbridge, Linda Tucker, Nick Tudor, Pat Uban, Tom Upton, Andy Valette, Shelly Vandermolen, Steve Velchek, Lori Vitoux, Kevin Wagner, Bretta Walker, Jim Walsh. Mike Ward, Michelle Warwick, Jackie Watts, Belinda Wegrzyn, Carol Wellner, Suzanne Wells. David Wells, Jim Wellsand, Peggy Welsh, Bob Wessel, Michele West, Lori Wieland, Jeff Wiggins, Barb Wilson, Carol Wilson, Keith Wilson, Steve Winters, Greg Woodrow, Bob Woodruff, Margo Worthen, Melanee Sophomores — 181 f S A Turn on the TV and there's Farrah Fawcett-Ma- jors — gazing out at you in sensual living color A with that six-million dollar face that any female in her right mind would die for. Pick up a magazine and f there's Rocky's Sylvester Stallone — whose 17-inch biceps f and puppy-dog eyes have even the most impeturbable of males f feeling a twinge or two of jealousy. Switch on the radio and 't s welcome back to reality — as a man with a deep, dramatic voice asks the poignant question: ' Which would you rather have — a few less cents or a tew more zits?'' f Man. in his burning desire for progress and innovation, has created many a strange beast, but few have met with the sometimes adoring, sometimes despising reactions bestowed upon the realm of advertising. At various times in its relatively short lifespan, advertising has been cheered as the cornerstone of free enterprise, raspberried as the source of man’s vanity and careless spending, but most often merely tolerated as a naughty but necessary evil. Many a well-intentioned teenager has fallen prey to the highly polished jargon of the ad man. whose promises of whiter teeth, fresher breath, and more exciting Friday nights are most appealing to the puberty-ridden child with little money in his pocket Strange animals indeed — the teenager and the ad man — with a natu-V ral affinity for one another guaranteed to last and last and last and ..1. The first In a long line of norlhside developments 2. Remodeled Courthouse Square 3. As yet unfinished addition to North Calumet's Restaurant Row 4. More of the aboveFETLA’S BARGAIN CENTER TRADING POST St. Rd 2 Valparaiso 462-5211 BROWN’S ICE CREAM PARLOR 55 Monroe Valparaiso 464-4141 jjnilarrki4 t plants, ovfa(fs -to-door Seay employee Elmer Field. — Shultz Floral, 2204 N. ft lumet, Valparaiso. 464-3588. Good wishes to our good friends of V.H.S. frorti your friends Landgrebe Son, Inc. 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Rob Bixler, Prof. Robert Rose, Jan Brooks Abraham. Karl 98. 172 Abrahm. Kent 148 Adkins. Ron 172 Agee. Sandy 83. 128 Ahlbrand. Linda 172 Airey. Lisa 172 Airey. Mike 164 Albers. Mark 109, 122. 164 Albert. Troy 45. 121. 164 Allen. Chris 84. 85. 164 Allen. Kim 82. 164 Allen. Lisa 172 Allen. Lynn 52. 164 Allen. Scott 172 Alt. Mrs. Lon 140 Altomere. Todd 73. 148 Alvarez. Monica 85. 148 Amberson. Mrs. 139 Amptmeyer. Lori 148 Anderson. Arden 109. 148 Anderson. Bob 34 Anderson. David 148 Anderson. Karl 164 Anderson. Mr. Kurt 140. 142 Anderson. Paul 117. 172 Annen Peter 172 Aquanauts 46 Arndt. Tina 40. 115. 164 Arvay. Miss Gloria 38. 54. 55. 140. 202. 203 Atherton. Debbie 83. 164 Aungst. Leanne 172 Austin. Mr Ben 41. 140 Aytes. Ron 34. 109. 148 Bach. Jeff 164 Back. Tina 164 Baepler. Paul 172 Bagnall. Mrs. Cheryl 140 Bailey. Karen 46. 47. 52. 148 Bailey. Karol 31. 46. 47. 119. 148 Bam. Lon 43. 148 Baker. Mrs. Ann 140 Balboa. Bryan 109. 164 Balko. Becky 52. 85. 115. 148 Balko. Tim 104. 125. 172 Ball. Mark 172 Bannec. Carol 33. 40. 172. 188 Banschbach. Neil 172 Bard. Betsy 85. 172 Barker. Ken 164 Barnes. Kim 172 Barnhart. Terr. 37. 40. 48. 52. 68. 164 Barros. Paul 100. 172 Bartelmo. Brigid 40. 115. 127. Bartelmo. Patchy 102. 105. 126. 127. 106. 107, 112, 120. 122. 164 Beach. Ginny 172 Beach. Greg 42. 82. 172 Beam. Peggie 148 Bearden. Al 164 Behagel. Yanna 172 Bemdorf. Sue 164 Belascy. Rod 164 Bell. Annette 164 Bell. Brian 172 Bell. Jill 39. 43. 52. 148 Benda. Lisa 4. 15. 51. 84. 172 Bengal. Rick 172 Bengal. Lauralyn 40. 43. 173 Benham. Mary 148 Bennett. Bryan 65. 172 Benton. Mrs Pat 144 Berg. Annette 148 Berg. Paul 172 Berg. Dave 109, 146 Bergslien. Lori 172 Bergslien. Wade 109 Berkoski. Dave 172 Berkshire. Julie 164 Berner, Christine 164 Berry. Bill 35. 146 Bertholet. Kelly 18. 119 Betz. Kim 85. 112. 126. 164 Bickel. Julie 172 Bihlman. Ruth 40. 41. 126. 148 Bihlman. Susan 21. 172 Billings. Tim 172 Bird. Mr Charles 116. 140 Binder Jewelers 196 Birke. Bruce 109 Birky. Mike 146. 149 Bisacky. Diane 146. 147. 149 Bisacky. Rick 35. 146. 149 Bittorf. Karen 83. 126. 164 Bivens. Missy 43. 172 Bixler. Craig 39. 98. 125. 164 Bixler. Rob 82. 83. 149. 196 Black. Tom 30. 164 Bland. Mrs. 144 Blaney. Laura 164 Blasko. Rick 172 Blasko. Ron 172 Blastick. Brad 68. 102. 105. 173 Blau. Denise 164 Blossom. Rick 34. 65. 164 Blossom. Violet 173 Boehringer. Cathy 164 Boehnnger. Greg 55. 146. 149 Bohlmann. Denise 85. 115, 164 Bolan. Maureen 164 Bolde. Tom 100. 173 Bondi. Joe 82. 173 Bonzani. Carey 164 Borders. Mary 164 Borth. Candy 34 Bosse. Fred 173 Bowman. Mrs Mary Edna 140 Bowman Electronics 140 Boyce. Kim 165 Boyle. Mr Bill Bozarth. Mike 109. 122. 165 Bradney. Rebecca 35 Brantley. John 165 Braun. Gene 165 Bray. Becky 140 Buin. Mrs 145 Bretscher. Nathan 117 Bretscher. Seth 116. 117, 165 Brockopp. Amy 39. 43. 52. 149 Brooks. Janice 82. 83. 126. 165, 196 Brophy. Karen 39. 40. 41. 48. 52. 82. 147. 149 Brophy. Kevin 40. 100. 173 Brosky. Robert 173 Brown. Miss Liz 140 Brown. Julie 38. 146. 149 Brown. Linda 43. 173 Brown. Mike 105. 173 Brown. Robin 83. 165 Brown. Theresa 38. 165 Brown. Tim 68. 173 Brown. Tom 51, 147. 149 Bubish. Diane 36 Buch. Charles 165 Bucher. Terri 165 Buchmeier. Julie 173 Buck, Paul 173 Buckley. Aileen 48. 81. 107, 115, 126. 165 Buckley. Mark 41. 102. 28. 147. 149 Buis. Chris 100. 165 Bunte. Annette 173 Burching. John 173 Burgess. Mimi 173 Burce. Julie 149 Burg. Annette 34 Burge. Dave 44. 147. 149 Buri. Linda 147. 149 Burke. Bruce 76 Burkett. Peggy 48. 52. 149 Butt. Apryl 37. 85. 149. 85. 119. 112 Butt. Mr Bernard 140 Butt. Jennifer 18 Butt. Mrs Rosemary 139 Butterfield. David 109. 147. 149 Caemmerer. Dave 149 Caemmerer. Kathy 173 Cain. Mr Robert 140 Cain. Tom 173 Callands. Debbie 196 Callands. Mike 146. 149. 165 Camp. Cindy Campbell. Carol 149. 40 Campbell. Mickey 100. 173 Campbell. Tim 165 Camplan. Lisa 85. 173 Canada. Kim 107. 165 Casey. Cannon 36 Cannon. Jody 65. 115. 129. 173 Cannon. Sheri 107. 129. 149 Craden, Bob 35 Carichoff. Steve 111, 121. 173 Carpenter. Fred 165 Names Carrathers. Fred 165 Casbon. Nancy 85. 173 Casey. Maureen 149 Cassidy. Craig 12. 34. 149 Cercas. Ernesto 173 Chapel. Nancy 4, 149 Charelson. Mr Vic 140 Charon. Eric 117 Cheek. Pamela 36. 134 Cheek. Miss Sally 145 Chelf. Sue 165 Cheney. Bill 173 Chez. Mike 40. 41. 79. 149 Choker Eric 109. 165 Choker. Jamne 47. 126. 165 Christian. Claudia 85. 165 Christansen. Joy 85. 173 Christy. James 187 Christy. Susan 149 Chrustowski. Janice 40. 51. 82. 173 Chuich. Nancy 165 . Church. Jeff 149 Church. Tim 149 Ciciora. Mr Dale 140 Ciciora. Jeff 165 Clabe. Helene 42. 149 Claesgens. Tony 121. 165 Claesgens. Kathy 42 Clark. Dave 18. 38. 51. 85. 149 Clark. Mrs Elaine 128. 138 Clark. Mrs Katherine 141 Clark. Nancy 165 Clarke. Sandi 173 Clauss. Debbie 34. 149 Clauss. Laura 126. 165 Claussen. Paula 35. 149 Clennon. Bev 34 Clickovich. Mark 173 Clifford. Dennis 149. 185 Clouse. Steve 28. 102 Cloyd. Tom 34 Cluth. Ray 68 Coffman. Jerry 35 Cohen. Charlotte 149 Cole. Brenda 35. 85. 150 Cole. John 65 Cole. Mrs. S 145 Cole. Sheryl 48. 126. 165 Coleman. Jayne 173 Collier. Mark 42. 173 Collins. Sherrie 15. 18. 34. 150 Collins. Mr Charles 4. 98. 140 Collins. Tern 165 Connors. Diane 35. 150 Cook. Dale 165 Cook. Mrs H. 154 Cook, Shirley 38. 55. 165 Cook. Virginia 150 Cooley. Charles 165 Cooley. Kay 21. 28. 165 Copeland. Jim 173 Copeland. Julie 52. 150 Coppage. Dianne 150 Copsy. Colleen 165 Copsy. Tim 109. 150 Cornett. Tim 5. 173 Cotton. Mike 173 Cotton. Patty 36. 150 Courteau. Lori 40. 48. 150 Craig. Bruce 35. 150 Cramsie. Len 165 Cross Country Team 98 Crowe. Jim 165 Crowley. Tim 109, 165 Cruz. Jay 109 Cruz. Nancy 150 Cunningham. Mrs Sally 141 Curtis. Mrs. Pat 144 Curtis. Ray 173 Dahl. King 173 Daly. Dan 109. 150 Daly. Rita 173 Daniel. Martin 173 Daniel. Rob 105. 173 Dantuma. Dan 165 Dantuma. Denise 165 Dantuma. Kert 173 Daras. Michele 126. 173 Darrough. James 34. 165 Davenport. Bob 173 Davidson. Mark 109. 122. 150 Davidson. Meg 173 Davies. Miss Ann 46. 119 Dawes. Tom 173 DECA 35 Dedloff. Randy 150 Deiotte. Tim 111. 173 Dick. Brian 165 Dick, Mr Donald 144 Dickey. Jennie 17. 38. 48. 55. 83. 165. 188 Dickson. Annette 165 Dierkmg. M ichelle 165 Dillon. Becky 150 Diller. Bob 173 Diller, Richard 165 Dipert. David 116. 125. 127 Dixon. Nancy 40. 165 Doak. Mr Steve 35. 129. 147 Doane. Brian 109. 150 Doane. Mr CJ 134 Dobbins. Lance 173 Dodrill. Roger 173 Doering. Terry 173 Doggan. Brian 100. 121. 173 Dombrowski. Teri 126. 165 Domke. Keith 173 Dommer. Dennis 173 Dommermuth. Jill 43. 47. 173 Dor ward. Brenda 39 Dor roll. Bob 28. 100. 150 Douglass. Donald 150 Dougherty. Teresa 165 Dougherty. John 35. 150 Dougherty. George 150 Dougherty. Molly 173 Douglas. Mike 173 Drama Club 33. 50 Drangmeister. Richard 165 Downing. John 150 Droege. Donna 42. 52. 173 Drama Club 33. 50 Drangmesiter. Richard 165 Dugo. Chuck 165 Dupes. Caroline 48. 126, 165 Dutcher. Beth 85. 112. 126. 165, 184 Dutcher. Kim 112 Dykes. Edward 165. 194 Dziadosz. Pat 173 Eagen. Richard 173 Eckert. Jackie 165 Eckert. John 35. 150 Edgecomb. Jody 115. 126. 173 Edgecomb. Judi 107. 115. 173 Edwards. Rob 166 Edwards. Sandy 166 Egolf. Becky 150 Ehrenstem. Fred 34. 150 Ehrstein. Paul 173 Eichelberg. Jill 166 Eichelberg. Richard 34. 135. 150 Eichelberger. Erin 173 Etcher. John 125. 166 Eldridge. Andy 173 Elliott. Chad 34. 150 Elliott. Greg 122. 150 Elliott. Rick 105. 173 Elliott. Todd 82 Ellis. Mr Glen 141 Ellis. Linda 39. 39. 41. 42. 46. 117. 166 Ellis. Manssa 166 El-Naggar. Rhonda 150 Emig. Cindy 112. 166 Emig. Joe 109. 165 Emmons. Cathy 42. 173 Enrico. Patty 173 Ernie ' s Shell 189 Ernst. Fred 166 Errichiello. Cindy 107, 126. 166 Errichiello. Mark 35. 109. 150. 192 Eubanks. Loretta Gleaton 150 Evans. Bekki. 40. 119. 173 Evans. Christie 129. 166 Evans. Cindy 166 Evans. Ken 117. 173 Evans. Kris 173 Evans. Lori 42. 85. 166 Evans. Susan 166 Evans. Todd 39. 166 Ewing. Loretta 173 Fait. Frank 150 Fait. Patty 150 Falls. Peggy 150 Index places Farkus, Doug 117. 173 Farrell. Rickee 112. 173 Farrington. Brad 42. 51. 57. 151 Farrow. Tom 173 Fasel, Elaine 151 Fasel. Evelyn 166 Fasel ' t Rustic Inn 186 FEA 36 Feltgen. Tom 151 Felts. Todd 1 73 Fen el. Karen 85. 151 Feola. Joe 109 Fero. Candy 151 Fessant. Tim 166 Fetla Mike 122. 151 Ficken. Jim 130. 151 Field. Elmer 38. 55, 83. 166. 195 Fifield, Sheya 151 Fifteld. Vikki 107. 173 Finney. Colleen 166 Finney. Vicki 173 First Federal Savings 187 Fisch. Stacie 4. 38. 39. 51. 54. 64. 85. 151 Fischer. Steve 151 Fischer. Mary Sue 173 Fischer. Stephanie 119. 172. 180 Fisher. Todd 57. 152 Fitzpatrick. Mike 34. 166 Fitzsimmons. Carol 34. 85. 152 Fitzsimmons, James 166 Fleenor. Gary 152 Flitter. Gwen 85. 173 Folbrecht. Mr Bruce 141 Football. J.V. 110 Football. Varsity 108 Ford. Michelle 107. 115 Foreman. Rick 173 Foreign Exchange Club 56. 57 Foreign Language Club 42 Foy. Chris 166 Frank. Randy 173 Frank. Wayne 173 Franklin. Mary 173 Frazee. Shari 33. 126. 166 Freese. Annette 152 Fritts. Ed 173 Fritts. Leslie 61. 82. 115. 173 Frost. Lisa 119. 173. 180 Funk. Mike 152 Gallagher. Brian 35 Gallagher. Greg 152 Galloway. Carolyn 36. 51. 73. 107, 152 Garbison. Mark 174 Gardm. Michelle 152 Garmon. Patti 166 Garmon. Robert 166 Garpow. Ben 152 Garpow. Bill 111. 174 Garrett. Charles 166 Garrett. Mike 174. 116 Garrett. Robert 152 Garrison. Steve 40. 100. 152 Cast. Ann 152 Gast. Linda 47 Gathmann. Renee 76. 112. 166 Gebhardt. Jeff 102. 109 Gee. Kathy 40. 174. 176 Geiselman. Rich 109. 166 Geiss Mr Charles 121. 141 Geller. Jackie 40. 43. 174 Gerber. Mr Dean 141 Gencke. Debby 152 Gertmeier, Dave 98. 125. 174. 196 Gesse. Keith 122. 166 Gesse. Kent 111, 174 Gesse. Kurt 152 Giacobbe. Lisa 43. 51 61. 174 Giacobbe. Mike 38. 152 Gilbert. Laura 166 Gilger. Dale 111. 125. 174 Gilgcr. Don 109. 125. 166 Gill. Jeffrey 15. 102. 166 Gilliam. Jim 125. 166 Gilmore. Anne 38, 40. 83. 166 Gingerich. Craig 174 Glasser, Phyllis 152 Glusac. Linda 107. 166 Glynn. Elliott 117. 174 Golando. Judy 85 Golando. Mike 100. 152 Gold. Jon 97. 121. 174 Gold. Sharon 129. 166 Golding. Jeanne 174 Golf, Boys ' 130 Golf, Girls’ 128 Good. Tim 152 Goodenow. John 109. 122. 152 Goodenow. Sue 112, 166 Goodman. Gary 38. 177. 152 Goodrich. Barb 48. 107. 166 Gorub. Penny 152 Gott. Jerry 105. 174 Gott. Mrs Rita 144 Gottschlmg. Dan 174 Graham. Butch 166 Graham. Susan 147, 174 Granberry, Ann 18. 38. 48, 51. 202. 54. 55. 109, 166, 43 Gary. Chuck 174 Gary. Steve 174 Grcich. Joseph 166 Greaves. Doug 109. 166 Green. Amy 126. 152 Greenwald. Mary 174 Greer. Mary 174 Gregorowiz. Dave 166 Grieger, Lori 112. 166 Griffin. Carol 166 Griffin. Gay 38. 152 Griffin. Karen 174 Griffin. Pat 174 Griffin. Cathy 152 Grindlay. Ken 111. 125. 174 Gnndlay. Cathy 152 Gromley. Brett 152 Grove. Mrs Cathy 141 Grube. Stacy 166 Guastella. Brian 166 Gudino. Ken 166 Gunsalus. Amy 166 Gustafson. Erik 121 Gustafson. Susan 152 Gutierrez. Guillermo 117. 152 Guzek. Gail 174 Gymnastics, Girls ' 112 Hackett. Tom 47. 174 Haflin. Roberta 48. 152 Hagan. Dayna 166 Hager. Mr Jerry 141 Haggerty. Jim 175 Hagstrom. Jennie 126. 166 Hall. Mrs Elizabeth 141 Hall. Jayne 166 Hall. Merribeth 21. 175 Halter. Amy 152 Halusna. Sue 175 Hampton. Tim 35. 152 Hanke. Nancy 175 Hannon. Tim 117, 166 Hans. Pam 83. 166 Hansen. Clarissa 83. 207. 129. 166 Harbaugh. Jeff 166 Harbold. Mark 97. 100, 167 Hardee. Randy 175 Hardee. Rhonda 152 Hadel. Deb 36 Hardesty. Jane 34 Hardin. Marilyn 167 Harmon. Robert 152 Harper. Michael 51. 153 Harrington. Jeff 109. 167 Harrington. Lynn 175 Harrington. Mary 153 Harris. Jady 34 Hart. Robert 61. 98. 153 Hart. Jerry 125. 167 Hartman. Glenn 27. 116, 153 Hartwell. Bob 175 Hartz. Mark 167 Haspl. Linda 153. 194 Hauber. Cindy 167 Hauser. Valerie 42 Hauser. Allen 153 Hawkins. Carol 51. 167 Hawkins. James 175 Hay. Kathie 175 Hayes. Jack 167 Hayes. Mrs Marilyn 139 Hayes. Rhonda 37. 38. 55. 167. 202 Hayes. Auto Sales 195 Hazlett. Phillip 40. 43. 175 Head. Johanna 40. 43. 175 Head. Judith 153 Hearst. Patty 83 Heaster. Brenda 38. 55. 175 Heaster. Linda 153 Heavilm. Connie 153 Heckman. Mrs Jean 41. 141 Hedberg, Pete 167 Heffner. Christy 11. 167 Hemer. Pam 175 Heinrich. Harold 37, 52 Heilman. Brandy Helms. Joann 47. 51. 107. 126. 175 Helms. Liz 153 Henderson. Mrs Judith 141 Henderson. Cheryl 81 Henderson. Tim 175 Hendrich. Karen 153 Hendrichson. Debbie 175 Henney. Linda 37. 48. 153 Henning. Kim 153 Hensel. Kurt 153 Hensel. Lorrie 167 Henson. Terri 167 Henze ' s Bakery 189 Herman. Mrs M 145 Hernandez. David 109 Herndon. Mike 175 Herr. Lynn 38. 51. 167. 42 Herr. Robert 153 Herren. Judy 107. 175 Hershman. Marla 167 Hibbs. Julie 175 Hickey. Sue 129. 175 Hicks. Jeff 43. 51. 175 Higgins. Barb 129 Higgins. Kerry 153 Higgins. Leslie 48. 153 Hildreth. Doris Mrs 34. 138. 141 Hildreth. Mr Jack 138 Hill. Richard 109. 125. 153 Hiller, Becky 38. 40. 51. 82. 83. 167 Hiller. Pia 175 Hme, Jean 126. 167 Hines. Sue 129 Hittinger. Brian 109. 167 Hodshire. Judy 153 Hodurek. Jamie 175 Hodurek. Karen 167 Hofferth. Carol 48. 167 Hofferth. Terri 153 Hoffman Mrs Lenore 41. 115. 142 Hohl. Bill 175 Holbrook. Kurt 125. 167 Holcomb. John 31. 153 Honchar. Kim 167 Honchar. Sandy 115. 126. 154 Hoover. John 154 Hopper. Becky 154 Horan. Rusty 175 Horney. David 175 Horvath. Mr Frank 142 Horwitz. Gayle 154 Houston. Carrie 48. 107. 129 Howard. Doug 102. 154 Howard. Lynne 38. 54. 154 Howard. Mark 175 Hout. Barbara 167 Hreha. Jamie 48. 68 175 Hreha. Mickie 34. 154 Huang. Chris 34, 154 Huber. Rodney 35. 154 Huck. Larry 68. 175 Huck. Laura 167 Hudgins. Keith 167 Hugus Mr Shelley 34. 141 Hugus. Steve 142 Hundt. Edward 167 Hunrv. James 142 Hunter. Steve 167 Hurley. Patty 175 Hurley. Stephen 34. 167 Hurst. Patty 154 Husarik. Kelly 167. 117. 45. 47 Huseman. Cyndi 15. 48. 51. 129. 175. 184 Hutton, Miss Nancy 57. 142 Hutton. Pam 47 latnd.s. Yanna 51. 40. 41. 147. 167. 193 Ikeda. Debbie 36. 40. 154 Imm. Pam 154 Inches. Sharon 40. 48. 167 Ingraham, Joan 154 Ingram. Mrs. R. 145 Ingram. Raellen 175 Ives. Bruce 6 Ives. Karen 51. 46. 117. 167 Izydorek. Jennifer 47. 175 Isaac. Bruce 98. 167 Jackson. Cheryl 37. 48. 167 Jackson. Jeff 130. 175 Jahangam. Vahid 57 Jankowski. Kathy 175 Jankowski. Patty 34. 154 Jared. Bonnie 167 Jarrett. Cama 167 Jarvis. Fred 73 Jennings. Nancy 38. 129. 154 Johnson. Dan 111. 175, 125. 105 Johnson. Debra 154 Johnson. Mr. Garth 135 Johnson. Glynis 167 Johnson. John 175 Johnson. Matt 154 82 Johnson. Maureen 175 Johnson. Rick 154 Johnson. Steve 34 Johnson. Tina 48 Johnson. Mrs Vela 142 Jones. Tern 155 Jones. Janet 154 Jones. Jamne 155 Jones. Mike 105. 111. 125. 175 Julian. Debbie 51. 175 Kanne. Tina 175 Karcher. Mary 48. 68. 175 Karcher. Tom 109. 155 Kassantite. Cindy 167 Kassner. Ken 167 Kauffman. Bryan 155 Kauffman. Janeen 167. 47 Kearney. Chris 18 Keegan. Lisa 38. 55. 167 Keen. Nora 155 Keller. Karl 9. 166. 117 Keller. Rebekah 155. 46 Kelly. John 15. 18. 33. 38. 51. 54. 55. 175. 184 Kendall. Fred 155. 79 Kendall. Margaret 40, 119. 175 Kendrick. Denise 47 Kennedy. Tim 109 Kent. Jeff 175 Kenworthy. Craig 111. 121. 175 Kenworthy. Greg 9. 37. 109. 117. 122. 155 Kenyan. Donna 168 Kepley. Beth 36. 48. 155 Kerns. Jim 68 Kerr. Bill 168 Kilavos. Dean 175 Kilgram. Barb 115. 38. 51. 155 Kimmel. Lou 168 King. Bob 34. 109. 168 King. Judy 36. 155 King. Laura 175 King. Karen 168 King. Robin 175 King. Willie 109. 155. 40 Kmgbury. Shannon 34. 130. 168 Kmneer. Mr Gary 142 Kissinger. Cliff 100. 111. 175 Kissinger. Laurie 155 Kiwanis 193 Klein. George 111. 175 Klemz. Debbie 155 Klitzka. Crystal 155 Kluth. Ray 111. 125. 175 Knauff. Mr Myron 134 Koback. Bill 38. 100. 168 Koberna. Fred 38. 64. 65. 102. 109. 122. 155 Koberna. Janet 40. 48. 175 Koch. Carrie 175 Koch. Elizabeth 36. 155 Koch, Kim 48 Koenig. Dr. Robert L. 187 Koenig. Lindsay 38. 155 Koenig. Mark 97. 109. 122 Kohloff. Paul 155 Kopczak. Sandy 175. 47 Korienek. Kathleen 155 Kraft. Lisa Kraisinger. Rick 168 Krausbeck. Mrs Irene 142 Krebs. Kathy 46. 115. 168 Krevitz. Lynn 175 Knse. Robert 17 Krodel. Christine 43. 168 Kropp. Paul 155 Krueger. Mrs Alice 139 Krueger. Gary 130. 175 Kucinski. Mrs Diane 139 Index — 199 Kueck. Randy 155 Kuehl. Harry 125. 168 Kukulies. Alan 109, 122, 155 Kurman. Chris 175 Kurman. Jim 155 Kussrow. Mary 155 Lahti. Delinda 155 Lahti. Robyn 168 Laing. Don 168 Lambert. Densie 40. 48. 155 Lambert. Scott 109. 155 Lamrock. Chris 168 Landgrebe Moving Storage 185 Lang. Andy Langer. Debbie 48. 155 Larson. Chris 168 Lasko. John 155 Lasky. Mark 39. 79. 169 Laube. Mrs Ruth 142 Laughery. Trish 84 Lawford. Pat 115 Lawrence. Sue 39. 40. 46. 48. 52. 117, 168 Lawrence. Willy 168 Leach. Mr. Lance 142 Lebryk. Dave 104. 121. 184 Lebryk. Diane 71. 155 Lebryk. Mrs Judy 141. 142 Lee. Eric 42 Lee. Mark 39. 155 Leinmger. Corby 111 Leminger. Mrs S. 145 Lemmons. Laurie 40 Lethen. Steve 109. 125. 155 Lever ich. Chuck 168 Lewis. Rick 156 Lichtenberger. Tom 100. 109. 125. 168 Liddle. Wendy 84 Leibig. Scott 146 Lightcap. Kurt 111. 125. 176 Lmdburg. Debbie 34 Lindemann. Marilee 14. 38. 39. 50. 51, 54. 74. 203 Lmdenmeyer. Miss Susan 142 Linkmer ' s 194 Lines. Barb 46. 168 Lipp. Michael 37. 168 Uster. Terry 168 Lockhart. Debbie 176 Loeffler. Greg 111, 176 Loeffler. Pat 176 Lohmeyer. Jan 40. 41. 48. 107. 115. 168 Lolkema. Bonnie 156 Lomas. Joe 156 Lomas. Kevin 156 Lomas. Karen 168 Long. Dan 111. 176 Long. Rose 176 Longnecker. Anita 156 Longhecker. Mark 156 Lorenz. Sharon 34 Louderback. Linda 168 Lowe. Dave 130. 156 Lowenstme. Chris 156 Lucaitis. Bill 42. 176 Ludington. Debbie 168 Luebke. Ken 177 Lukas. Francme 177 Lund. Dan 122. 156 Lundwall. Rich 17. 168 Luther. Mark 104. 111. 121. 177 Lux. Matt 111. 121. 177 Lynn. Paula Jo 177 Lyo ns. Ann 112, 177 Lyons. Patty 46. 52. 168 Macie»ewski. Jett 177 Madrilego, Nelson 156 Madsen. Jo Beth 40. 51. 177 Magyar. Barrv " 5. 156 Maiers. Lion 33. 37. 39. 40. 41. 73. 109. 125. 156 Maiers. Mr Wesley 57. 142 Malackowski. Mike 40. 177 Mamelson. Craig 177 Mamarella. Arnold 177 Mamarella. Sharon 65. 112. 168. 191 Manatrey. Kristin 48. 156 Manago. Jackie 168 Manago. Joe 177 Manago, Margie 39. 48. 52 Manago. Richard 177 Mangel. Jerry 156 Mangel. Mary 112, 168 Mann. Lon 177 Mannel. Eric 177 Manogg. Greg 177 Marasco. Debbie 48. 51. 177 Marasco. Faith 52. 117. 156 Marasco. Mark 117 Marquart. Dave 156 Marrs. Caryn 84. 177 Marshall. Dave 122. 156 Martin. Brenda 52. 177 Martin. Connie 51. 107. 126. 1 Martin. Mike 35. 109. 156 Martin. Vicki 177 Masey. Jeft 84. 177 Matern. Dan 168 Matsey. Jim 117. 156 Mavity. Mike 117, 156 Max Dickey Realty 188 Maxwell. Barb 168 Maynard. Bob 194 Maynard. Carolyn 168 McAleer. Paula 156 McAleer. Tom 84. 168 McConnachie. Gail 34 McCord. Ellen 48. 52. 168 McCormick. Shelley 156 McCray. Mike 156 McDaniel. Jay 109. 156 McDaniel. Kathy 168 McDowell. Dave 35. 109. 156 McGaffic. Michelle 39. 48. 115. 157. 129 McGill Mr Doug 1 15 McGuire. Tina 177 McKibben. Kathy 39. 48. 115. 168 McKmght. Tammy 36. 157 McMeans. Mariann 177 McMichael. Mr James 135 McNamara. Andy 42. 84. 177 McNeil. Dan 177 Mead. Sharon 52. 177 Meece. Anna 84. 177 Merle. Mark 34. 157 Merle. Mitch 100. 111. 177 Mertz. Shellie 169 Mertz. Terry 177 Meyers. Brian 34 Meyers. Chuck 39 Meyers. Karl 169 Miles. Kerry 169 Miller. Daralee 107. 126. 177 Miller. Gail 35. 157 Miller Karen 36. 38. 39. 50. 51. 157 Miller. Lisa 169 Miller. Marc 40. 169 Miller. Mr Martin 41. 142 Miller. Mr Paul 40. 41. 79. 142 Miller. Mr Robert 143 Miller. Todd 177 Miinch. Mrs Kathy 142 Mirkovic. Julie 157 Mishler. Kim 157 Mitchell. Bill 157 Mitchell. Carol 37. 169 Mitchell. Mr Fred 105. 109. 143 Mitchell. Jodi 39. 48. 157 Mitchell. Tom 39. 74. 109 Mohr. Laura 66. 169 Moltz, Jewelry 187 Monago. Joe 177 Moncilovich. George 18 Monroe. Toni 177 Montgomery. Tammy 177 Moore. Donna 177 Moore. Rod 109 Moore. Mary Ann 48. 52. 41. 157 Moore. Steve 169 Morgan. Mr. Steve 143 Morris. Jeff 104. 121. 177 Morrison. Kathleen 157 Moseley. Kara 40. 68. 39. 169 Moser. Mrs. Mary 139 Moser. Michelle 40. 47, 177 Mosley. Greg 169 Moyer, Jim 39. 51. 18. 84. 157 Mrzlak. Lynn 37. 157 Mucciarone. Martin 39. 79. 157 Muench. Dan 169 Muench. Kim 177 Murphy. Kellie 40. 48. 52. 119. 129. 157 Murphy. Mr Pat 109. 111. 122, 143 Murphy. Shannon 40. 48. 177 Murphy. Tim 169 Murray. Erin 46. 68. 157 Murvihill. Julie 177 Mussman. Kay 84. 177 Muslak. Lynn 3? Myers. Charles 109, 169 Nagel. Matt 37. 125. 157 Nash. Mr George 66. 136 Nies. Carl 117, 157 Nets. Eileen 119 Nies. Louise 127. 177 Nelissen. Leif 34 Nelson. Carole 27. 47. 177 Nelson. Kathy 28. 39. 169 Nelson. Kimi 157 Nelson. Ron 157 Nelson. Tom 169 Nemeth. Marc 157 Neufter. Bill 169 Neuner. Brian 157 Neusechafer. Chuck 109. 157 Newland. Beth 177 Newland. Kathy 38. 39. 48. 55. 157 Newberry. Tracy 115. 129. 157 Nice winner. Terry 34. Nightingale. Dean 111. 177 Nightgale. Lara 112. 177 Niland. Sue 48. 126. 177 Nisley. Sherry 158 Noble. Mrs Alice 43. 50. 51. 143 Nolen. Joanna 34. 158 Noneft. Cynthia 158 Noneff. Mark 177 Noneff. Sylvia 36. 158 Noonan. Pat 98. 104. 125. 177 Norlington. Brian 169 Norman. Chris 158 North. Sandy 40. 169 Northern Indiana Bank 185 Novak. Dennis 117. 178 Novak. Steve 158 Nowlin. Terry 178 Nulton. Jeff 158 Nuppnau. Kim 28. 133. 178 Nuppnau. Mike 64. 158 O ' Brien. Cheryl 169 O ' Connell. Kim 169 O ' Conner Chris 169 OCA 36 Ohler. Kurt 109 Ohm. Mark 178 Oglesby. John 158 Oliver. Chuck 17. 39. 109. 158 Oliver. Nancy 48. 178 Olson. Bill 169 Olson. Leslie 115. 178 Olszewski. Cliff 109. 169 O’Neill. Eugen 105. 178 Oplinger. Terri 112. 126. 127. 169 Ortega. Jerry 158 Ortega. Julie 42. 119. 178 Osterhout. Mike 178 Owens. Barb 178 Owens. Rick 158 Owens. Rick 158 Owens. Tim 102, 158 Pahl. Jill 169 Palen. Tina 169 Parker. Allan 68. 111. 178 Parker. Doug 169 Parker. Kristen 169 Parker. Linda 16. 48. 158 Parkes. Susan 36. 158 Parkes. Pattie 169 Patrick. Tom 15 Paul. Cathy 169 Pavacik. Cathy 79. 129. 169 Pavlick. Mike 111, 178 Pearson. Jenifer 40. 126, 127, 159 Pedavoli. Tom 40. 98. 169 Peddle. Steve 158 Peeler. April 169 Peloso. Mrs. Sue 139 Petton. Marti 158 Pap Club 48 Perkin s Pancake and Steak House 191 Peters. Mike 178 Petersen. Jeff 178 Peterson. Butch 34. 122 Peterson. Doug 39. 98, 169 Peterson. Linda 38. 42. 48. 51. 54. 55. 169. 202 Peterson. Robert 158 Peterson. Jeff 117. 178 F fledderer. Mark 169 Pharas. Jim 158 Philip. Richard 121. 178 Philips. Bob 100 Philips. Miss Margaret 41. 143 Phillips. Mike 158 Phillips. Terri 169 Piatek. Jay 121 Piatek. Larry 100. 169 Piatek. Roger 178 Pierce. Jim 178 Pinkerton. Mr John 143 Pisarski. Dianne 158 Pittman. Fred 40. 111. 178 Pitts. Teah 1 78 Pitzer. Jim 158 Pitzer. Kristie 84, 178 Platt. Chris 178 Platt. Nicki 42. 51. 158 Plazony. Steve 111, 178 Poisal. Eddie 50 Polar ek. Diane 169 Polite. Mike 98. 125 Poncher. Sue 39. 40. 158 Pool. Janet 169 Popp. Rick 178 Porkorny. Mrs Clare 143 Porter. Mark 117, 169 Potee. Bruce 34. 81. 158 Potis. Rose 169 Potis. Sue 48. 71. 178 Potucek. Peggy 41. 158 Powell. Doug 105. 178 Powers. Blam 178 Powers. Carie 56. 169 Prescott. Amber 158 Priano. Sherry 126. 169 Principe. Mary 39. 158 Pritchett. Mr Dan 143 Pryatel. Tari 146. 158 Pullins. Ap ril 178 Pullins. Grant 158 Pullins. Tina 39. 169 Pursley. Dave 178 Putynia. Jeff 169 Raber. Barb 48. 71. 126. 78 Raber. Sue 159 Rabey. Frank 37. 84. 159 Raelson. Roger 178 Raelson. Rorie 115. 178 Rager. Cindy 79. 159 Rainey. Russ 159 Ramirez. Carlos 64. 65. 117, 159 Ramirez. Sara 178 Ransom. Dave 34. 84. 117, 159 Ransom. Mrs. Charlotte 139 Rasch. Laura 36. 189 Rashke. Don 34. 109. 159 Rassmussen. Mr Sam 125. 143 Rast. Becky 39. 48. 56. 73. 169. 188 Raymond. Donna 37. 48. 129. 178 Raymond. Kathy 129. 178 Reavis. Cindy 41. 48. 51. 56. 178 Redelman. Becky 126. 178 Redelman. Carol 159 Redelman. Lynn 169 Redman. Debbie 119 Reed. Brad 169 Reed. Dan 178 Reed. Steve 169 Reeder. Teresa 169 Reggie. Mr Sid 109. 11 1. 143 Remhertz. Missy 126. 127. 178 Remhertz. Scott 28. 159 Rettmger. Laura 178 Rettinger. Paul 121. 169 Reynolds. Dean 159 Reynolds. Karen 178 Reynolds. Shawn 37. 159 Rhew. Kathi 169 Rhinehart. Mr Lew 143 Rhinehart. Mrs Patricia 143 Rhoda. Mr Kevin 144 Rhoda. Mr Robert 144 Ribik. Kathy 169 Rice. Sue 159 Rice. Jeff 178 Rice, Mr. Tim 117. 119. 143. 144 Richardson. Mrs J 145 Rigg. Mr Byron 144 Riley. Robbie 169 Rmchak. Kathy 159 Rinchak. Mike 76. 122 Risk. Cindy 129. 169 Risk. Mr R James 134 Ritter. Laura 178 Ritter. Mark 39. 169 Roberts. Susan 47. 129. 169 Robinson. Belinda 36. 159 Robinson. Cindy 34. 35. 36. 159 Robinson. David 178 Robinson. Mike 169 Robinson. Randy 39. 109. 159 Rogers. Bobby 10 Rogers Cindy 48. 147. 159 Rogers, Dale 170 Rohn. Bruce 144 Roof. Kevin 125 Rooney. Judy 46. 119 Rooney. Nancy 170 Ronco. Jerry 170 Roscoe. Jeff 39. 51 Rose, Ann 1 15 Rose. Bndgett 36 Rosenbaum. Joe 170 Ross. Ed 1 1 1 Rosscup Jean 6. 39 Rothman. Kurt 35 Rough. Carol 39 66. 115. 129. 170 Rudd. Greg 170 Rumford. Robin 40. 71. 170 Rush. Alison 40. 41. 48 Russel. Dave 51 Ruwersma. Roger 20. 41. 100. 121 Sachs. Julie 129 160 Sachs. JacKie 42. 179 Saikly. Karen 83 Sanford. Colleen 52. 84. 1 79 Saunders. Nan 160 Sawyer. Mary 160 Saylor. Susan 170 Scheerer. Tim 170 Schemehorn. Brian 65 Schemehorn. Jim 64. 65. 130 Schena. Sue 160 Schiek. Patty 27. 47. 179 Schmucker. John 117 Schneegas. Bob 179 Schnick. Ed 121 Schnick. Sue 34 160 School Board 1 36 Schroeder. Brian 111. 179 Schroeder. Jack 19. 109. 170 Schroeder. Janie 160 Schroeder Pat 51. 55. 170. 196. 202 Schroeder. Rich 109. 160 Schroeder. Sarah 52. 179 Schoeder. Terri Lee 160 Schroeder. Terri Lynn 28. 37. 48. 160 Shumate. Anna L. 1 79 Star. Steve 111. 179 Sibo. Paula 34 Sick. Tami 179 Siddall. Carla 179. 195 Siemian. Jodie 170 Sier. Mark 1 79 S.lhavy. Lisa 112. 179 Silhavy. Roxanne 170 Sinclair. Brian 42. 117. 179 Singer. Dave 160 Sirovica. Stana 74. 170 Sison. Soma 27. 47. 179 Sliger. Sue 160 Slingsby. Laura 35. 60 Smith. Bert 170 Smith. Brad 102. 109 Smith. Cindy 170 Smith. Dwayne 34. 170 Smith. Gary 35 Smith. Jim 79. 161 Smith. Karen 170 Smith. Mike 104. 130. 179 Smith. Myrna 84 126. 170 Smith. Paul 117 S mi therm an. Doug 161 Snider. Ronda 179 Snodgrass. Jeff A 161 Snodgrass. Jeff 109 Snow. Richard 35 Snyder. Andy 179 Soliday. Lonnie 179 Solomen. Denise 170 Sommer. Paul G 117, 179 Sommers. Carla 170 Sommers. Scott 179 Sorensen. Kurt 61. 109. 161 Sound L Light 51 Sowers. Claudia 179 Speech Team 43 Spoor. Dennis 121 Spring. Karen 161 Stalbuam. Mrs Cynthia 36. 144 Stalbaum. Mike 35 Stalbaum. Wendy 179 Staley. Herman 34. 161 Stamer. Dirk 161 Stanier. Mr Charles 109. 144 Stankey. Brian 34, 48, 161 Stankey. Diane 170 Stanton. Jim 105. 130. 179 Stark. Sue 161 Starr. Jeff 161 Stasierowski. Mark 109. 161 Stasierowski. Terry 180 Staub, Gary 170 Staub. Greg 180 St. Clair Greg 161 Steckler. Bryan 51. 42. 109. 170 Steeves. Melissa 47 Steffel, Stanley 34. 89 Steinhilber. Marcie 161 Stelling. Jean 51. 84. 170 Stempora. Carol 40. 37. 48. 126. 178. 180 Stinnett. Debbie 161 Stinnett. Patricia 161 Stipp. Mitzi 170 Stipp. Pat 36. 107, 161 Stohler. Jugen 180 Stokes. Leigh 107. 180 Stokes. Mr Tom 71. 109. 144 Stoltz. Mr Robert 109 Stoltz. Sally 161 Stombaugh. Mrs J 145 Stone. Kathy 37. 112. 161 Stordeur, Mrs 139 Stout. Mike 180 Stout. Tina 180 Stout. Tracy 170 Stowers. Debbie 180 Straka. Mary 51. 180 Strasburg. Bob 161 Street. Della 73 Strehler. Bob 170 Strehler. Jim 111. 180 Strehler. Ken 180 Strehler. Tim 35. 161 Strikwerda. Jayne 17. 36. 161 Strikwerda. Sue 180 Strimbu, Lauri 180 Strohl. Chris 68. 115. 180. 107 Strongbow’s Turkey Inn 184 Student Council 40 Student Faculty Senate 41 Sturdevant. Dan 180 Sullivan. Mona 170 Summers. Mary 180 Sundwall. Lynne 180 Susdorf. Jeff 111. 121. 180 Swanson. Sue 161 Swanson. Wayne 109 Sweet. Shan 161 Sweet. Virgil 144 Swickward. Mrs L 145 Swimming, Boys ' 116, 117 Swimming, Girls ' 118. 119 Taber. Cindy 170 Taber. Phil 170 Tabor. Becky 170, 40 Talmadge. Cheryl 170 Tauck. Cheryl 180 Tautfest. Barbie 170. 84 Tautfest. Marc 55. 180 Taylor. Bev 170 Taylor. Mrs J. 145 Taylor. Kim 161 Taylor. Melanie 28. 37, 170 Taylor. Susan 37. 38. 55. 170. 202 Telschow. Sandy 161. 84 Telschow. Sharon 180 Tennis. Girls’ 129 Terpstra. Mike 180 The Bern 190 Thomas. Bill 117 Thompson. Brian 180 Thompson, Bruce 161 Thompson. Dale 170 Thompson. LaDonna 170 Thompson. Richard 180 Thompson. Duane 170 Thormahlen. Lincoln 180 Thorpe. Barb 170 Thrash. Phil 170 Tiebert. Nancy 180. 129 Tilton. Mike 180 Tirschman. Penny 48. 112. 170 Tittles 186 Tomes. Mrs Marcy 138. 41 Tonner. Brian 117 Tonner. Mike 180. 117 Track, Boys 125 Track. Girls ' 127 Trapp. J_ynn 181 Traywick. Nora 170 Treadway. Harry 180 Tredmmck Sue 170. 52 Trimble. Mark 166 Trimble. Rhonda 180 Triscik. Tina 170 Troman. Mrs K. 145 Trowbridge. Brett 41. 102. 161 Trowbridge. Greg 100. 109. 161 Trowbridge, Linda 180 Tucker. Cheryl 126. 171 Tucker. David 161 Tucker. Eugene 162 Tucker. Larry 40. 41. 61. 162 Tucker. Nick 180 Tucker. Paulette 40. 48. 171 Tucker. Mrs R 145 Tudors ' Fashion Floors 194 Tudor. Pat 180 Two Cousin ' s Beauty Forum 190 Uban. Tom 180 Upton. Andy 21. 111. 180 VALENIAN 54. 194 Valette. Shelly 4. 52. 181 Vandermoien. Steve 181 Vanhook. Bonnie 171 Vas. Chuck 171 Vass. Pam 84. 171 fess. David 44 162 Vaughn. Bill 83. 171 Veatch. Julie 126. 171 Veatch. Steve 162 Velchek. Laurie 181 Velchek. Tom 109. 162 Vercos. Mike Verde. John 162 VICA 34 Vitoux. Kevin 181 Vitoux. Mike Volleyball. Girts ' 1 14 Vondran. Beth 28. 48. 52. 40. 83. 162 Vondran. Mary 48. 171, 40 Vondrasek. Paul 34 Vorwald. Mary Jean 38. 40. 41. 46. 47. 48 117 V-Teens 53 VTO 47 Wade. Rebecca 171 Wagner. Brett 51. 107. 181 Walker. Cevea 171 Walker. Jennifer 39. 50. 51. 147. 162 Walker. Jim 181 Walker. Mrs Lome 112, 126. 144 Walsh. Laura 34. 37. 162 Walsh. Mike 181 Walsh. Miss Nancy 126. 144 Walsworth. Rick 17 Walters. Denise 84. 171 Ward. Mark 162 Ward. Michelle 181 Warwick. Jackie 47. 181 Waseman. Linda 171 Washek. Mary Beth 171 Watson. Andy 35 Watson. Mrs P 145 Watt. Beth 84S 171 Watt. Timothy 37 Watts. Belinda 107. 181 Watts. Cindy 52. 171 Watts. Mr Mark 109. 144 Webb. Warren 171 Webb Wesley 51. 171 Weber. Mrs Bonnie 145 Weber. Monika 84. 115. 171 Wegrzyn. David 117. 162. 181 Wehling. Caroline 126. 171 Weichart. Kevin 162 Weinhold. Kristi 162 Weiler. Dave 171 Welch. Lori 51 Welch. Ty C 51. 171 Wellner, Suzanne 181 Wells. David 181 Wells. Jim 111. 181 Wellsand. Jack 109. 163 Wellsand. Peggy 181 Welsh. Bob 111. 181 Welsh. Lome 51. 163 Wessel. Michele 181 West. Kelley 40. 48. 171 West. Lon 48. 181 West. Mrs Rachel 139 Wester mann. Pam 163 Whaling. Susan 171 Whalls. Marsha 163 Whalls. Vicky 83. 171 Whitcomb. Gail 35. 163 Whitcomb. Gay 163 Whitcomb. Tom 35. 163 White. Ken 163 White. Miss Linda 145 White. Rhonda 171 Widup. Debbie 163 Wieland. Jeff 181 Wienken. Carol 171 Wienken. Jim 28. 163 Wiggins. Barb 181 Will. Beth 171 Williams. Tim 171 Williamson. Dean 171 Williamson. Jim 84, 100. 163 Wilson. Bonnie 171 Wilson. Carol 181 Wilson. Keith HI. 181 Wilson. Kathy 163 Wilson. Steve 181 Wimer, Scott 34 Winters. Berme 100 Winters. Greg 120. 121. 181 Witmer. Peg 162 Woidke. Lisa 55. 171 Wood. Chris 28. 163 Wood. Douglas 171 Woodruff. Margo 27. 126. 181 Woods. Dave 171 Woods. Myrna 163 Worthen. Melanie 181 Wrestling 100-101 Wright. Andy 102. 109. 171 Wright. Bill 98. 181 Wright Darryl 121. 171 Wu. Dickson 79. 163 YARC 33. 52 foungjohn. Lee 42. 74. 171 Zahn. Chris 171 Zeiters, Dennis 35 Zehner. Linda 181 Zorick. Kathy 36. 73. 163 Zoss. Lisa 42. 51. 171 Zudekoff. Mark 163 Zulich. Jeff 109. 163 1. Activities co-editor Linds Peterson 2. Pat Schroeder. Marllee Undemann. Ann Cranberry (and the traditional Valenian Staff backrub) 3. Valenian and News Bureau Staffs 4. American Yearbook representative Mrs. Pat Undemann and adviser Miss Gloria Arvay 9. Rhonda Hayes. Sue Taylor, and another staff tradition — birthday cakeCheck it out: Acknowledgements — 203 1. Convicted murderer Cary Gilmore (Wide World Photos) 2. Former President Gerald Ford and President Jimmy Carter at Carter's Inauguration (Wide World Photos) 3. January, 1977 — Detroit (Wide World Photos) 4. Harry Reasoner, Barbara Walters, and the milllon-dollar debut (Wide World Photos) 5. Black Rhodesian political ralley (Wide World Photos). S Like elephants in strawberry patches and snowballs in Hell, every year has something about it that stands out. that f never fails to be a topic of discussion at class reunions and cocktail parties long after students have finished high school. S 1977 was no different, as it had its unique collection of events. people, and moments that made it a year well worth remembering. f Because of its almost constant presence in the lives of many students, television served as a natural source of conversation and happy hours spent trying to figure out who was bionic and who was just plain strong. 1977 was a year of sadness for boob-tube addicts, who lamented the losses of such perennial favorites as Mary Tyler Moore and Mary Hartman. They found solace, however. in the record-breaking boadcasts of Gone With The Wind and Roots. V as well as a serialized version of Rich Man, Poor Man. For tnose who enjoyed entertainment on a somewhat larger scale, the movie industry came through with films designed to promt eve-rythmg from belly laughs to heart attacks. Rocky knocked out both critics and viewers and grabbed the Academy Award for the year’s best picture. Network also fared well with it sati- 5 rical look at broadcasting and business, while remakes of A Star Is Born and King Kong didn't live up y to their publicity's expectations. Not to be outdone, musicians also got their share of attention this year with outstanding perfor- mances by Stevie Wonder ("Songs In The Key Of V Life") and Barry Manilow. whose crop of hits kept him consistently at the top of the mu-sic charts. European-bred Abba also did t well with a single. "Dancing Queen." 1. Senior Party 2. Mr . Alice Noblo' drama cla« 3. Kathy Ribik. Chris Foy 4. Cyndi Huieman 9. Indiana Dune State Park, the day aftei PromCheck it out: Closing — 207 jafi, 09S{Q IrO JLlHlInl P " e  heck it out: • % • •• "irough The o;'a- rer"v '« °s;eho cry when they suddnm d Some even " - • "Kr“ - see that mJ I]appGns- ,h y beg,n to ter an IhTt y l! W£ Snt SO bad a,‘ ■•• that maybe what they'd been calling confinement and childish treatment was really a nice form of security that was going to be hard to do without for awhile. It's those kinds of moments and feelings of nostalgia that prompt even the most stoic of high school seniors to reach out for a friendly hug. Perhaps they feel that holding on physically will somehow make it last a little longer. It usually doesn t. No. Jo ' ugh, wajof h,8b Z2TJZ Japper that S T " i$"'« a rather long stopgap, but it's St'” a very temporary situation. By the time they graduate, me students admit that they’re read to get out of high school. They’r anxious to move on. and so they radically different from the naive youngsters they vaguely recall h ing once been. Armed with their diplomas and their dreams, they out to try their hand at facing tf world, looking back only occasio ally to smile, to remember . to check It out. J y.Cfi ' ■ ■

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